Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 29, 1949

Cedar Rapids Gazette

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1949, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Slowly increasing cloudiness to- nieht. Low tonight 55. Increasint cloudiness Saturday. Hick near 84. Showers likely Saturday night CITY FINAL S CENTS K C R G NEWS ON torn DIM, VOLUME 110 CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1949. ASSOCIATED PRESS, UNITED PRESS, INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUSPENSION Republicans Win in Vote For Saving Taft Engineers Drive As Senate Returns Bill To Be Cut. WASHINGTON (AP) Re- publican senators, encour- aged by an upset victory, drove Friday to trim Presi- dent Truman's rfulti-biUion- dollar spending program all along the line. They thus hope to kill off any federal tax increases this year. Senator Taft (R-Ohio) spear- headed the successful economy campaign which late Thursday sent a money bill back to the senate appropriations committee with instructions to cut it. A solid bloc of 36 Republicans got unexpected aid from eight Democrats to turn that trick and bowl over a long-standing senate tradition not to send appropria- IOWANS SPLIT WASHINGTON ator Hickenlooper (R-Ia.) voted with the majority when the senate returned the labor-secu- rity bill to committee. Sen. Gil- lette (D-Ia.) voted with the minority. Soviets Carry War of Static Clear to U.S. NEW YORK state de- partment spokesman said Friday that Russia was beaming man- made static to the very shores of the United States in an attempt to blot out Voice of America reports on the Berlin negotiations. "This is about the hottest thing yet in the cold Charles W. Thayer, chief of the state depart- ment's international broadcasting division, said. Thayer said it was the first time Russia has tried to jam the state department broadcasts at their source. For several months, the frequencies used by the Voice of America have been jammed in- side the Iron Curtain. The Voice of America Thursday began broadcasting in Russian around the clock instead of the regular hour and one-half to west- lern Russia and a half hour to Si- ;beria. This was in an effort to break through the Soviet jam- ming. Amateur radio operators along the Atlantic coast reported diffi- culty listening to the programs because of the interference. The programs are broadast over 19 frequencies from America, and are relayed in London and Munich. A state department said the usual jamming of the Russian programs increased Sunday, soon after Tass, Russian news agency, announced Russian offers to lift the Berlin blockade. tion bills back to committee. Vot- ing against the motion were 37 Democrats. Most senators thought they were voting for a cut-back of about But experts on sen- ate rules say the slash actually may include well over previously added to the bill but chopped off by its return to com- mittee. Taft, smiling broadly, told re- porters that he apparently caught the Democratic leaders by sur- prise. Only a few moments before, they had blocked a G.O.P. move to cut the bill on the floor. "Getting Serious." "Apparently the senate is get- ting serious about cutting ex- Taft said. Senator Bridges (R-N.H.) called it a "gratifying victory for those who believe the cost of govern- ment can be reduced and are will- ing to fight for it." The bill, first money measure to reach the senate this session, carries funds for labor and federal security agencies. Originally, Bridges and Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich.) proposed an amendment which would have re- quired heads of the labor and se- curity agencies to make a 5 per- cent cut-back in part of the funds. Ferguson estimated the savings would be about When Vice-president Barkley, presiding, held that the amend- ment violated senate rules against legislation in an appropriation bill, Republicans moved to suspend the rules, which requires approval of two-thirds of those voting. Democrats Surprised. After that failed, the margin in favor of the amendment being only 45-35, Taft proposed sending the bill back to committee. Demo- crats, apparently confident they could beat the motion, agreed to vote with almost no debate. To their surprise, sailed through easily. Six of the Democrats who voted foi it were from southern Eastland George Hoey Holland Mc- Clellan (Ark.) and Long Senator Douglas (111.) and McMa- hori (Conn.) also voted with the Republicans. Taft told the senate he learned his tactic from Sen. McKellar dean of the senate and chairman of the appropriations committee. In 1932, while Herbert Hoover was President, McKellar got the Democratic senate majority to do the same thing on appropriations to the Republican administration. iWoman to Pen in "Hypnotic" Death LOS ANGELES (INS) Mrs. Arthur Wigney, mother of three children, was under sen- tence Thursday to serve from five years to life in prison for the "hypnotic" gunshot slaying of her landlord. Sentence was pronounced by Superior Judge Clement D. N-ye, who-expressed regret at the neces- sity of sending her to prison, after setting the crime at second degree murder. She pled guilty. The Judge said: "There is no doubt you are guilty, but you are not solely re- sponsible for this crime. The other responsible person has not been prosecuted." The landlord, Winlock N. Dean, was shot to death Jan. 20 while delivering mail to Mrs. Wigney at her trailer camp home. Three state-appointed psychi- atrists described her as a "a tragic victim of a semi-hypnotic de- pendence on her husband." She told the psychiatrists husband bought a pistol and taught her how to use it after she told him Dean had made improper advances. One of the alienists re- ported her as saying: "My husband made me promise and swear repeatedly I would kill this man if he ever approached me again." Freu Wlrephot-o. CEDAR RAPIDS ATHLETE Miller, 16, of Wilson high school in Cedar Rapids, suffered a possible fractured skull Friday mornihg when he was f truck on the head by a discus during preliminary events at the Drake relays. Mil- ler (on the ground with only face visible) was taken to Mercy hospital in Des Moines. He a the son of Mr. and Mrs. Miller, 2820 Fnj.Harrd boulevard. SW. Flowers Attacked By New Diseases WASHINGTON new plant diseases and a few un- expectedly troublesome old ones are attacking the nation's flowers. Robert H. Roland, an official of the Society of American Florists told a senate committee Thursday that powerful viruses are killinj off-such plants as gladiolus, carna tions and chrysanthemums. He asked the lawmakers to ap- propriate for the bureau of plant industry so it can get started on research. Chuckle Smith (meeting Jones after many "Yes, our old friend Brown has gone to-his everlasting rest." Jones: "What? Did he get that government job after Backseat Driving Isn't for Husband LOS ANGELES seat driving is a woman's preroga- tive. But for a it's just his tough luck. Appellate court ordered a re- trial for Cora Statley Thursday after she claimed she drove through a pedestrian nearly through a her husband's advice. She had been fined in city court. But the higher court pointed out that the municipal judge failed to instruct the jury on a California law which says a married woman is not responsible for a misde- meanor acting on command of her husband. On the reverse or normal state' of affairs, when the wife is in the backseat, the law is strangely silent. It's a woman's world, Buddy. Traffic Fatalities Run Ahead of 1948 CHICAGO acci- dents in the first three months of 1949 killed persons in the nation, an increase of 2 percent over, deaths in the same period last. year, the National Safety Council reported Thursday night. March, however, showed a. de- cline with deaths, 1 percent lower than March, 1948. The council said increased travel apparently was responsible for the upsurge in fatalities. Ve- hicle mileage was-up 5 percent in January and February over the same months last year. Figures were not available for March travel, the council said, but it expected mileage to be greater than last year. Curses from Art Shindig Jolt Britons LONDON tuned to the staid BBC were shocked to j hear oaths, 'and curse's luddenly some hurtling out of the-ether Thursday night. The occasion? A broadcast of the first dinner of the Royal Academy since the event! expected to be as sedate-as a temperance tea.' But the included Winston Churchill, the Archbishop of Canterbury and-Field Marshal involved in an argument on modern art. South African Wreck Kills 72 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) A triple train collision killed 72 persons and injured 92 others Thursday. It wag the worst railroad disaster in the history of the Union of South Africa. Three electric trains all headed in the same direction crashed into one another on a high embank- ment near Orlando in Natic. town- chip K> miles from Johannwburc. Condition of C.R. Youth Injured by Discus Is "Good" By Pat Harmon. Oftiette Spprtx Bditor. DES MOINES Preliminary events of the Drake Yelays here Friday morning were marred by an accident, that seriously injured Arlo Miller, 16-year-old Cedar Rapids youth: Miller, a member of the Wilson high school track team, was struck (For details of early events- in the Drake relays, see Sports Editor Pat Warmon'i story an today's (ports section.) Retiring President Sir Alfred Munnings, 69, said modern paint- ers were daubers who "cannot paint a tree to look like a tree." He went on to make slighting cracks about. French! Modernists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Outraged of the modern painters shouted, banged which is banned from the air all over the world. The BBC said'some 40 listeners called to protest but .14 others said they were delighted. Sir Alfred, to emphasize his dis- taste for Picasso, told, of walking one day with Churchill: "Mr. Churchill said to me, 'Al- fred, if we saw Picasso coming down this street toward us, would you join me in kicking hard a certain part of "I said, 'By God, Winston, I would.'" ion the head by a wild throw from the discus ring, and was rushed to Mercy hospital here. Hospital officials, who reported his condition as "good" at p.m. Friday, said Miller had suf- fered a possible fractured skull. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs: Thad Miller, 2B20 Fruitland bou- levard SW, in Cedar Rapids, and brother of Thad Miller, jr., former Wilson high school athletic star now at Grinnell college. Miller was lying on the ground when a wildly thrown discus went Hangchow. It earlier had report- lout of bounds and landed, near ed that the Communist 23rd army him. The discus rolled into Mil- ler's head, resulting in a bad cut I and the possible fracture. Fires Raging in Minnesota Woods DULUTH' o acres of 'forest and bone-dry brush were aflame across north ern Minnesota Friday and forestry officials posted a general fire warning. U. S. Forest Ranger Louii Tausch said a 30-acre area o: second-growth timber near Biwa- bik was burning out of control He appealed for aid in fighting it At St.' Paul, Anson E. Pimley iiead of the state forestry 'divi- sion's firefighting crews, said a .east 300 men were fighting more than 125 fires over o: acres.' Here's Of Cat and Canary, GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP) the cat and the canary: Wright's jet black cat fried, to ret at his canary. The cage 'ell to the floor with a loud clattei and the frightened cat for shelter. When it .re-appeared the next day, it bad a white ring around Ki neck, Wright The ring and .the mains black. Wholesale Price Index Declines WASHINGTON gov- ernment's wholesale: price index declined 0.5 of 1 percent -in the week ended Tuesday, the labor de- partment reported Friday. The drop continued a six-week 'down- ward trend. The index stood at 156.1 per- cent of the 1926 average. Delay Seen in Push of Reds For Shanghai SHANGHAI troops Friday seized Wuhing, key point 40 miles north of Hang- chow, main prop, for Shanghai.' Wuhing is 36 .miles west of the Hashing, control point on Shanghai-Hangchow railroad. Kaching, 62 miles south west of Shanghai, was in the path of' a Red column driving south from Soochow. A Nationalist communique said a Red drive on Shanghai appeared to be a move to protect the flank of the southbound columns. !lt: asserted that the force com- ing 'from the west had been checked about 37 miles west oJ the. metropolis near Kunshan, on the ShanghairNanking railway. Trains to Kunshan had quit run- ning. The Shanghai garrison reported that the captors of Wuhing now .were advancing south toward was operating in this region. It appears that .the main Red push is aimed now at Hangchow. not Shanghai. With capture of Hangchow, Shanghai would be sealed off by land. This could mean that an at- tack on Shanghai will be delayed. Vice Admiral 'Oscar C. Badger, commander of the Western Pa- cific: fleet, said. U.S. navy forces -would be retained -at Woosung as long as needed "in the safe evacu- ation of American nationals from Shanghai! is some 10 miles from Shanghai- where the Whangpoo flows into the Yangtze. Truce Halts AngfaRussian Baffle of Locks in Berlin BERLIN (UP) Russian and British officials agreed Friday to a- peace conference on control of canal traffic in West Berlin, and guards of both countries settled down at the control locks for a 24-hour armed truce. E. R. Bendoh, British commander here, announced that he would meet Saturday with Gen. P. A. Kvashnin, Soviet water transport chief to work out a solution. jthe.-.tnice arrangement, Here is James W. Wright's tale of all barge traffic on the.cknaly was to be allowed, to proceed without interference.'Armed Brit- ish military police were ordered to1 stay on. duty at the locks, along with Russian'officers. The Russians were conceded the privilege of "suggesting" to Brit- ish-licensed barge operators that they obtain permits from the Berlin's most aggravating brush in months resulted from the Rus- siani stopping barges which did not have Soviet permits.. Four-Power agreement long ago gave'the.Soviets control of certain facilities in the Western sectors such; as the canals and elevated railway.' But'on the second day that the Russians stopped barges plying the -canals with supplies brought in, by airlift, British authorities sent military police- to the three control locks in the British Ploetzensee and took over. Soviet guards at the locks left Thursday .under British pressure. But .they came'back to their posts Friday morning after the. Russians served notice that they'intended to regain -control of the water- wayrbeforfe noon. A little later the agreement. oA a. tiuw and peace-conference-was announced. Troops Hit At Bandits Battle R a g e s in Wake Of Ambush Killing Wife of Quezon. MANILA (INS) Aurora Quezon was buried Friday be- fore a multitude, while gov- ernment troops battled the bandits who killed the widow of the Philippines' first pres- ident in an. ambush'that took 12 lives. Some Manila residents watched the 'funeral procession and burial rites for-Mrs. Quezon and a .daughter and son-in-law who were also among the dozen slain in Thursday's attack on a motorcade. President Elpidio Quirino is sued new orders to military com manders, calling for swift am complete elimination of all dissi dent forces, including' the leftis Hukbalahaps, on central Luzon main Philippine island. Shock Contingent. In Nueva Ecija province, where the ambush took place, a shoe] contingent of national con stabulary troops tracked down an opened an assault on the bandi force that .attacked the motorcade Thousands of reinforcement were being rushed to the scene o the heavy battle.. Thursday Quirino had orderec mobilization of all available force to crush bandits in central Luzon Friday he widened his. directiy to include all dissident forces, in eluding the Huk guerillas. Summoned to the cabinet room was Maj. Gen. Rafael Jalandoni former .army. s chief of staff am only occupant'of the leading ca in the motorcade to escape with his life..He was one 6f 10 wound ed, but his. wounds were not se- rious. Tells of Attack. Jalandoni told the cabinet tha Mrs. Quezon had ordered the mo torcade's: constabulary escort t< remain behind the, leading car because she -believed uniformec soldiers would "provoke an at There were 11 cars in the high way caravan when the attack.oc curred some 75 miles north o Manila. The onslaught was described by Jalandoni as "suddenly an< treacherously perpetrated-." Hi told Quirino that the assailant were "ruthless' killers and thieves' who frequently shouted: "That one is -still alive. Wipe them all out." Jalandoni said bodies of deac including those of Mrs. Quezoi and her were strippec of all valuables. Sobolev Resigns; Top Red at U.N NEW YORK (AP) Russia' ranking man in United Nations administration, Assistant Secre- tary-General .Arkady A. Sobolev resigned Thursday to rejoin the Soviet foreign ministry in Moscow This shift may-be tied in, some way to the Soviet .moves toward settling the Berlin blockad quarrel. Sobolev is regarded in sonv Western circles as an advocate o closer relations with the Western Powers. He is known here as a jovial: man with a keen wit and a Trygve Lie announced the resignation, which had been expected since Sobolev suddenly went back to Moscow Jan. 21. Lie said the reason was sharp mind. Secretary -General ill health in Soboley's family. His wife and son are. reported ill. After consulting, with, Sovie Deputy Foreign. Minister Andre A. Gromyko, Lie; appointed Kon- stantin Zinchenko to succeet Sobolev. Zinchenko is a risin; young diplomat, having served as press chief for. V. M. Molotcv. He lias been secretary-general of the Soviet delegation to U.N. The 'post pays annually SPY BHJU APPROVED. WASHINGTON sen- ate judiciary subcommittee Friday approved a bill to tighten the na- tion's anti-spy and anti-sabotagi laws.', Today's Index Comics Conrtlunue Daily s Deaths 8 ft FBMBC v.'-; .16 FrtoFacV 5 Marten ____ ,8 Movies .'...it Radio 9 Sports State 7 Want Ads. -IT-IS Features M, 11 Action Taken By Chandler After Clash CINCINNATI (AP) Leo Du- rocher, manager of the New York Giants, was suspended indefinitely Friday by Baseball Commissioner A. B. Chandler. The suspension was the result of a disturbance following the game Thursday between Brook- lyn and New York, when Du- rocher allegedly struck a fan. Durocher was [ordered to. ap- pear before the commissioner in Cincinnati May 3. "The commis- jsioner is making complete in- stigation of the DUROCHEH. Walter Mulbry, Chandler's secretary, said in announcing the- suspension. Durocher is accused by a Brook- lyn fan of punching and' kicking him Thursday at the Polo Grounds. It was the second time the fiery manager' has been suspended by Chandler. He was set. down for the entire 1947 season for conduct detrimental to baseball. At the time he was manager of Brooklyn. FRISCH TAKES OVER. BOSTON Durocher, suspended manager of the New York Giants, said Friday that Coach Frankie Frisch would be acting manager of the club start- ing with their game tonight with Boston Braves. STONEHAM BACKS LEO. NEW YORK Stoneham, president of the New York Giants, Friday came staunchly to the defense of his manager, Leo Durocher. "The New York club has the fullest confidence in Leo Durocher LEO LOCKS SELF UP PROVIDENCE (UP) Leo Durocher locfeed himself in o pullman men's room, Friday to avoid reporters. and will support him to the limit against these false Stoneham said. "We are positive he did not hit this man." Samuel Reinish, attorney for Fred Boysen, fan who said Du- rocher hit him, announced he would apply Monday for a sum- mons charging the manager with assault. Stories and pictures on Duro- cher-Boy'sen clash will be found in today'4 sports section. Ben dfx Pickets Block Removal Of Hudson Dies SOUTH BEND of the Hudson Motor Car Com- pany planned possible court ac- tion Friday after notifying Presi- dent Truman that pickets pre- vented removal of Hudson brake dies from the strikebound Bendix Aviation plant. About 60 pickets, members of the CIO United Automobile Work- ers, Thursday prevented a sheriff and six deputies from carrying out a court order to remove the expensive dies. The picket line blocked the plant entrance. At Detroit, Hudson officials sent a telegram to Mr. Truman citing the case as "an outright defiance of court orders." Hudson Vice- president Stuart G. Baits notified Mr. Truman that Hudson may be forced to close its own plant be- cause of the strike. Hudson Attorney James Roper said he Stephen Hip- sak had not "done his full duty." Roper said he was considering filing a mandate suit against Hip- sak to compel him to execute the writ. The attorney said he might also file injunction proceedings against the union. Hipsak said he planned to ap- peal Henry F. Schricker of Indiana for state police or na- tional guard aid. He said violence might result if an attempt was made to move the dies through the picket line. Ford .and General Motors suc- ceeded in-removing similar dies from the plant under court order earlier this week. But 'the sheriff said the union apparently is de- termined to prevent removal of any more, material. Payment Rule on Home Loans Out WASHINGTON (AP) The federal' Housing Administration Friday 'eliminated -the requirement that'persons borrowing for home repair and modernization put up 10 percent of the job costs in cash. The 10 percent cash down pay- ment oh modernization and re- pair loans from private lenders under FHA guarantee had been in effect since April- 20 last year. FHA Commissioner Franklin TO. Richards' said elimination of the requirement is effective immedi- ately. Wagner Act Revival Bid Voted Down Marcantonio Is Spurned by 275-37 Vote of House. WASHINGTON house Friday rejected a posal to repeal the Taft-Hart- ley law and revive the New Deal Wagner act without changes. The .vote was 275 to 37. against the proposal by Hep. Marcantonio It was not consid- ered a test of administration strength on. President Truman's bill to reinstate the Wagner law with several amendments. Prior to ,the vote, Rep. Jacobs warned that adoption of the Marcantonio proposal wouM endanger the chances of "fair deal" labor legislation at this ses- sion. "Its effect would be to retain the Taft-Hartley he said. Administration leaders believe the house would refuse to pass an unamended Wagner act. "TRUMAN LOST VOTES." WASHINGTON' Democratic house leader said pri- vately Friday that President Tru- man lost votes for the administra- tion labor bill by tying it in with political patronage in a news con- ference statement But the house chieftain said he still expected the administration to win the labor law showdown in the house. The President indicated to newsmen Thursday that only law- makers who support the Democra- tic platform including repeal of the TaftrHartley law can to have their choices named to federal offices in their districts. Furious. The southerners at whom comment was. primarily aimed were furious and Democratic lead- ers, who have been busy for weeks trying to line up votes for their Taft-Hartley repeal measure, acknowledged that Mr. Truman's statement hurt. One of them, ask- ing not to-be identified, said: "He lost us some votes. We have had to- go around and do over again some of the work we thought we had settled two days ago." But this administration man and others stuck to their prediction that the substitute bill introduced by Rep. Wood (D-Ga.) would be defeated. Democratic National Chairman J. Howard McGrath asked Sen. Stennis (D-Miss.) to see the Pres- ident with him Friday in regarded BE a test case on-patron- age for Dixie Democrats. McGrath told a reporter that ho intended to recommend to the President the appointment of State Circuit Judge J. P. Coleroan, Ack- erman, Miss., as United marshal. Coleman was Stennis' choice for the patronage post. Sign of No Gndre. If he gets the job it will be looked on as a sign Mr. Truman holds no political grudge against a senator he opposes the Truman civil rights did not take an active part in southern general election fight against the President last year. The Coleman appointment was cleared by the Democratic com- mittee weeks ago. It has been held up at the White House, however. Coleman' has purchased a Missis- sippi newspaper which vigorously attacked the President and his civil rights program before the election. Stennis has said Coleman had no interest in the paper or control over it at the time of the attacks. Export Allocation Of Porlc Boosted WASHINGTON (UP) In a move to hold up sagging hog prices, the government Friday boosted by six times the amount of pork 12 foreign -countries may buy during April through June. The. agriculture department an- nounced a special allocation of pounds of pork for ex- port during that quarter. All meat export is under government con- trol.. The special, allocation is in addition to the. regular allocation of 'pounds already an- nounced for the quarter. "The allocation announced Fri- day is expected to check a downward (price) which if continued would; force the .de- partment, to buy pork in order to carry out mandatory price sup- port the department said. It said hog prices have .dropped almost 15 percent during the last five weeks and hog prices at Chi- cago averaged only about 1 the mandatory price support level early this week. ;