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   Fitchburg Sentinel (Newspaper) - March 6, 1951, Fitchburg, Massachusetts                               Clmlnd to 1M7. lenititel THE WEATHER BOSTON, March I for Massachusetts: Sunn; warmer thU afternoon. Clear and not M told tonight. Wednesday (air and even warmer. ESTABLISHED 1838 Vol. CXNI M f ie FITCHBURG, MASS., MARCH 6, 1951 PAGES FIVE CENTS Red Resistance Fails To Hinder Marines' Push Americans Only 11 From Hongchon., V ital Communications Hub the ist Na- fBy AnocLated Prra> Parka-clad American mar- attacking over new fallen mow drove slowly ahead to- day in central Korea The Chinese Reds resisted bitterly. The leathernecks wre push- ing toward the key communi- cations hub of HonRchon, 15 miles "north of recaptured Hoensong. Some nf the marine were 1 1 miles from Honnchon. to con rrn t ra their Ursrst front I at Hongchon. Gen. Mac Arthur another bin Red the third fiolH iirmy is moving toward the from i northeast Korea tn support Communist 4th field army rrport wan thr fi Indication of ft shift by 3d field He said il was ro priaed of urmv corps, p' sibly up to 90.000 mtn of an entima M.250 troops the l.'ivtrd tions resumed ill Unruled nHonvv. 21. the and Nnrth Kr- are Selievrd tn nu'-nhrr 000 .7? in So-jth Ko- Lt. Grn. Matthew R Fxljfway. commander of Allied (frmirw! for -es in tnM news (he have plenty men iuunrh hia counter-offensive But he be I :P( s- irh jm ttack w u nnt i m m nr n t K 1 1 1 w a v that his fori-es 'at mo- ment could stop Fed offensive The ex -paratrooper grr.t-i al spoke confidendy of hut 8th s cafB- and praised the suppoi t he lias received from Gen. MarAr'hur. Ridway wrnt to Korea from Wash- ington to Lt. Gen Wa i t on H. Walker, who killed i accident north of Seoul in D> Ridge way comrriAnded an division in Europe in Wor id W.ir II On front, m six inch cnowfaJi nlowed the determined Allied push through the cragxy valleys across the peninsula eaM of Seoul. Units of the marine divi_non took Hill 33fi three northeast of Hoensontf. Tuesday, after other punched to points mi north and northwest of the ruhbled town Monday. Reds pumped nrtiilarv. mortar mnd maich inegun f i re in to the Monday b'.it fell back Air upotters reported an estimated directly ahead of the from five to nix north northwest of Mayor Assured Temporary Use Of Alarm System Gamewell Co. Officials Say Repairs Can Be Made In Period Of 4 Weeks Union Leaders, Johnston t Meet For Peace Talks Mayor Peier J Levanti returned from his conference with the Game- well Co. officials in Boston yester- day with assurances that the 60 fire alarm boxes knocked out of commis- sion can all be put back into use on a temporary basts in from three to four weeks. 1 In a conference yesterday Kire' Alarm Inspector Joseph J. Stephen- son reported that the system could not be put back into working order! without now cable. j When it developed in the Bostr.r conference that new cable cou'd not be obtained for at least eight months Fund Campaign For Red Cross Reaches 30 PC War Production flrit of four dmlly articles, this; attrition designed to prove to the which wui ir> general, and Asia in par- major production arena.) ticular, that naked aggression dors not pay. 2. Fortifying the western Euro- pean allies under Gen. Eisenhower's leadership and under plans still sub- months Mr. Stephenson agreed with Cross, and its branches have almost By RELMAN MORIN j Associated Press Special Corres- pondent Slowed Th's is the critical year for the n D i TIT i- rf- i i great program to re-arm the Uniled By Bad Weather, States, re-build the strength of its Drive Chairman Says thus-it is hoped- .________ J forestall Ihe threat of further Com- munist aggression. It is critical because the gigantic American matter of in- I tense importance in the Fitchburj? chapter. Amrrican Red Solons Ponder Walkout's Effect On Mobilization ject to great with remain- Visits President T in 1 O W ork Uut Satisfactory Formula ing .political differences seeming mainly to boil down to differences o( the degree of U. S. contribution. 3. The buiWup U. S. defense5 in all categories, plus the strengthen- ing our phi of hemispheric defences Pacific and especially upon the buildup WASHINGTON, March 6 delegation irom the United system the mark m the Soviet Union, loo- is still for the air forces and the accelera- j Labor Policy committee met temporary basis fund drive now in progress j largely in the blueprint stage and UNDER ALL Scouts are sisters, is message to American girls from Girl Scout leader Laina Timonen of Helsinki, holding Finnish flag. U. S. stars and stripes at !rft and 22 flags of countries where there are Girl Scout troops, on table, testify to international scope of Gir' Scouting- Finnish Girl Scout Leader, Refugee From Red Invasion Says Group Bridges Ocean TVs, in substance, was the report j according to of the cable experts of thr tele- made today by Frederick C. phone companv verbally submitted. campaign chairman. announcement I necessarily must remain so for an- Obcr other ffix to 12 months. lion of the atomic weapons program. uii ui me aiunuu weapons j T i All this call, for tremendous ex-jtoday Wlth Johnston, eco- pansion in the training of man- numic stabilizer, for the -first By the summer of 1952. military: power as well as the production of time since the labor chieftains to the mayor. The mayor said that it was ap- Contributions totalling 114.055. or rl S. said the mavor He said that it was agreed thai sxirvev during the next few months jhould he made to de- that the cost of restoring the sys- tem on a temporary basis will be comparatively small. Mr. Stephenson said the advice On the frnn'. Korean fought bitterlv log' bunker on rugflfd rid get near Taemi, a mountain stronghold from which they were routrd Mon- day Bi  earliest possible mo- f j mont." ll-.e mayor said. solicitors from canvassing as ached- "The desire of inspector addition to this there have re-place the old circuits with modern been an exceptionally large number equipment is understandable, but of workers who have been held since there is no way of Betting new cable for eisht months has. hack in tho completion of this im- af-reed to work with an expert from colf's mnd Ihe Gamowei! Co. in temporary re- We had hoped that the en- pairs which will restore all of our tlrc division would fire alarm boxes to the system Saturday and Sunday  F .and that the branch drives in sur- rounding towns would be well co- men expect to be breathing more armaments is, if there is not an-American taxpayi other Korea or a major outbreak in Europe. But this year is, at best, only matching stage for mense mobilization effort. Briefly here are the an im- at great cost to the broke with the mobilization ad- nmencaii taxpayer. Tne goal in _- manpower for the armed forces rmnistrators a week ago. been set, tentatively, at by bitting with Johnston at the the summer of 1952. The army's peace talks was Charles target for this coming summer. Murphv, special counsel for major ob- alone, is 22 or 23 infantry divisions. D- -J L jectives: I The dollar cost for purely military President Truman. Murphy 1. Maintaining Operation purposes, according to the prejiden-'nas been assigned by the White now quite plainly a campaign of tin] budget report, adds up to more House to try to patch up the than for the between the labor Stale Welfare Now Cost Hospital bv this time." Ober pointed out that most cable is re- receipts tt> date are from the be installed I Kift5 division which is the pc-riod of maintaining soon as if is available. He said I which hw the Gamewell engineers estimated! halfway mark ir A Day Allowance Is Far" Below The Actual Figure At B u r b a n k vision total or of its goal. "Ne -results are yet e beyond quota of in this 52 per cent First Marines Bark In States Wait Furloughs Alarm (Continued on Labor Pushing Cash Sickness Insurance Plan SAN- h t Chin thing has lie-en n d ro 1 H w a r subjwts mav !akr n f >r time to av i.n over bringinx a into jurh talks .iid arxnil the the Far Fa s t Ked FRANCISCO, March 6 1000 marine veterans of Ko- becan ashore today through three of red that t'nrm from a furlough home. ve'r-rans 1167 1st division Unthornerks wbn came cheering throvcri the GoMrn Gate yesterday ---were prnmtsrd they would be paid and emnted 1 raves by Fridnv if Tiie promise j from Col. L G Miller, rr .Tiding offifer of m urine barracks it Treasure island in San Francisco hav leathernecks arr veterans battling retreat from Local Hospital Given Approval To Offer Study, BOSTON, March 6 ganized labor'a demand Mas- sachusetts set up a state-oper- ated cash sickness insurance program brought a charge of "socialism" today from private insurance companttB. J. William Brian ger, state president nf the CIO, opened labor's fight with a declaration: "For two years, now, our own commonwealth has failed lo meet the challenge to our of social responsibility." the bift er. ir Wrst irrman t. v.i f pet miss mi; 'M -the fml t "f the with ihc> Korea i retreat Changj n of them training were wounded. 400 convalescing, j ancj clinica But all were And ail hnppv ti> aTionc (he first returned undrr the marines' new rota- Approval of Burbank hospital for, pathological anatomy pathology has been re- ceived from the council on medical BOSTON, March 6 t by Gov. Paul A. Dever's all-out support, organized labor today launched a new drive for a com- known from j hieh the city received from tele- j business retail division for, phone company cable experts wa? j which we have great hopes this' helpful but because telephone cable year." Mr. Ober continued. "We is different from fire alarm cable' tertain this hope because we believe citv could not hope to get anv the business and professional people, cable supplies from company.I of Fitchburg are keenly aware of He exnlained thaf he did not dis- great Cross npeds this the statement of the company and wiu give generously when con- tactexl by the solicitors in this well organized division." Bartow Kelly, chapter chairman. stated that all chairmen are hopeful of a successful drive. He urged the chairmen, captains and workers to complete their assignments thoroughly and quickly. are optimistic about our chances of meeting the chapter and branch goal, despite the current .slowdown of the campaign which is causing us great said Mr. Kelly. "We hope that we will have much brighter picture by Thurs- day when the report lunch will be The report lunch will be held The ceiling of per day, which the state legislature put on hospital for state welfare cases, is costing the Burbank hospital to a year, it was stated today by Picha.-d BultoJc. directing trustee with the an- nouncement that he had appealed to local representatives and senators to support House bills 950 and 915 which would increase payments to hospitals. A hearing on the bills will be held at the state house to- day. Mr. Bullock 5iid that the quate cases June, 1952. ;uon and stabilization otiiciaLs. This figure includes President The labor conferees were Secre- Truman's estimate of nearly tary -Treasurer George Meany of 500.000.000 for military expenditures j the AFL, General Counsel Arthur for the next fiscal year, beginning J. Goldberg of the CIO. George E. this July. It is only part of the Leighty of the Railwav Labor Ex- overall cost, however. Many more jecutivea Assn., and AL J. Hayca billions will go mto non-military of the Machinists. foreign aid civil defense programs. and the whole area of expansion. up-bu, Fla" Industry is buckling ir.lo the Ire- of Tnajlp0wer mendcnis task of spewing out ihelne Mid an'interview, resulted weapons, transports, ciothing and j cause iabo, all the t' ousand-an-one articles needed to put a fighting man in the j will I field and keep him there, in action. But even with the encrmous pro- duction capacities of American in- dustry, months will elapse before cause labor "cannot control how manpower is to serve in the armed forces and who -will be engaged in the numer- ous defense At inade- payment for state welfare s one of ihe causes for the the United States is ready to fight. Why? Some of the reasons are physical. Shortages in critic-.! materials, I freight cars and so on. Also the technical problems of tooling up to Production (Continued nn Ten I Ifroup Capitol, meantime, a senators considered whit Thursday Raymond. Thrv tJ-c rails of the trans- -rn-t I' S S. Breckinridge shouting; "H.ivr no fear, the f'rst is here." Marines 1 tronttnurrl .-n> i i pulsbry I program state fund. cash sickness insurance Massachusetts with a Even as the fight opened before I the committee on labor and Indus- tries, the Senate, Republican whip in the Sumner Whittier of j Everett, served notice "no state fund tut HIT Freed After Sending JO Minnies Locked In Coal Shed In By Ttco Companions It wns the original design education and hospitals, Arr.cricaTi Medical Assn., and the American Board of Pathology, arcording to announcement made by Dr. H Judd Sparling who with his wife, Dr. Seda A. Sparling, is joint direc-1 tor of the departmert of pathology at the local hospital wlll t h thu The approval permits the traminn of physicians ir. patholc-sy h 1A, a 22 t lg is tho result at an inspection of the ;oritv ;n the c___.. hospital department conducted a1 j year ago. The inspection included analysis of all the work in the de- partment to ascertain ijf it is on a :high enough level to provide train- ing for young physicians. One student at a time may be of the ol.let pair to tie the victim lo ral l" .local depart- ment of pathology. He must be a tree, hut none could be located, resident physician who has complet- The latter was trussed, however, and; ed his studies in a., approved medi- into a nearby coal bin. A and has had a year of padlock was then snapped. Sometime later, the youngster Burbank hospital will appeal In locked in the bin managed In break physicians who plan to do further a window and call for help. An.sludv in anci those who want the year of study in path- Kennth J. Kelley, legislative agent for the Massachusetts Federation of Labor, claims that "less than 50 per cent of the workers are now covered by cash sickness insurance programs." The AFL and CIO have joined in demanding a plan patterned after Sicknesa f Continued on Tent it 12.15 p. m. in Hotel State Police Help Identify Body Of Child RICHMOND. Va., March 6' Virginia and Massachusetts authori- ties investigated today the possibil- ity that a child whose body was found off a principal state highway yesterday was n four-year-old bov missing from Quincy, Mass., for six weeks or a fiwe and one-half-year- old from Chicopee, Mass. Capt. William Ferrazzi. Quincy chief of the missing persons bureau, told the Richmond News Leader to- day 1he boy's general description fittexl that of Danny Matson. 4. The Matson boy disappeared from his front yard on Jan. 19 while his parents ate lunch in their third- floor apartment. Ferrazzi said Danny was light- haired, three feet five inches tall, weighed about 40 pounds and wore heavy clothing, including ski pants and a heavy leather jacket. Boy Continued on Page Ten) of training offered a, the LoCttJ Brief FlUTTy Of FttmC About 4 upon retaliation wa arothrr classmate mid WM railroad depot younfir of trio, the 11- TMT-ald. was art upon and drmafrd to Co, on employe of the coal company he-rd the boy shouting and investigated. The ynunpstrr was released after 10 mimitei of imprisonment. Police rounded up the trio later in the evening mnd they readily ad- mitted participation in the incident which they blamed on "trouble at school The paur aliened to have for Approval nuro I rgr Rehabilitation Plan For Alcoholics Of R. 1. PROVIDENCE, R. I., March 6 commission studying the prob- terns of alcoholism today accomplished the "kidnapping" were mended to Gov. Dennis J. severely reprimanded. reeom- Roberts ;a comprehensive public health pro- Authorities said that if no one gram of prevention, treatment and ad heard the youngster, he might' rehabilitation of AJcoholics. been forced to spend Legislation embodying the rec- ommendations was to be offered to Alcttholicv had a tragic ending. Fades After Story From Korea Called Mistake By Mother At Home financial difficulties of many non- profit hospitals. He explained that as far as Burbark Ls concerned local welfare cases are paid in full by the tity, and in addition the city takes care of any deficit the hos- pital may have. He pointed out, however, thai la-it year the hospital coMected J90.- 000 for )te and other town and city welfare caf's the rate of per day. The actual cost to the hos- pital was per day and if the city received full payment for these1 cases it would have collected 000 instead of In a statement issued by the Mas- sachusetts Hospital Assn. it is charged that in 194ii when the per day ceiling was established by the legislature the ceiling was then substantially lower than the per' day cost as established by the department of health. Today, with, increased cost in materials, drugs and labor the state reimbursement ror welfare bears .-o close e- lationship to hospital costs in a majority of hospitals in the state. The statement says that wages and salaries have increased in ac- cordance with general trend, and in some cases have amounted to more than 100 per ce-i.t. The change in the minimum fair wage law last year increased payrolls materially in all hospitals. The chars- to a 40-hour week with increased vacations a. J sick allowances meam the hiring of at least 25 per cent more help. Mr. Bullock said that in 1949 the ceiling of per day set by the state le. '_lure LT_ e r nst in the Bu.'. at time anj T uS r j in about all materials, drugs and labor since then has increased the ari' d Pensioner Asks For Home Small, Wild Many arguments for and against the building of a new infirmary have been advanced but here is a new one, coming in an appeal from a loo-small home in a wilderness of "kids." It came to The Sentinel in the following form: "To be or not to be. is the quistion about the inlermary. The home owners asson. is nuts More abd more people are get- ting old. The menta 1 inst. are full and getting fuller because that.s the inly place they have to go. The houses are geting small- er an smaller and the kids are getting wildrr and wilder and the old ones are inthe way. I wil give my oldage pens, lo the city if they let me com lothe new infermary whore iLs quiet an no kida ar.d dogs. The othr old Ones wit n pension en be fed with the others pens, money. I think my daghter is thinging of sending me to Gardner an I dont blor.g there, i amnot Infirmary rConunueo on Page might be done about the situation. Democrats and Republicans wer. "to what would b. !abor s from the mobilization setup. Calling a Senate labor committM together to hear government cials. Senator Humphrey (D-Minn) said (tie fate of the whole anti-in- flation program hangs in the bal- ance. Senator Taft (R-Ohiol. a member of the group, told a reporter he thinks a mountain is being made out of a molehill of disagreement ovrr manpower controls. Taft criticized labor leaders who he said are trying "to divide the country into classes v hen should be no classes in the mobilia- tion effort." Humphrey summoned Chairman Cyrus S. Ching of the Waze Stabih- zation board and Arthur FlfmminR, manpower adviser, for testimonv be- hind closed coors. Humphrey said Johnston ar.d rep- resentatives of the ULPC. which withdrew from participation in all government mobilization efforts, will testify later. KEY WEST. Fla., March 6 (.-T1- Labor's .evclt against the mobilization program brought Charles E. Wilson here today ,'or a conference with President Truman. The defense mobilization director flew in from Fort where his family has been vaca- tioning, for a heirt-to-heart talk with President Truman at the White House on this naval sub- marine sLation. The United Labor Policy com- mittee has turned thumbs down on Wilson and his mobilization pro- Mobilrzation (Continued on BULLETINS The family of Freeman lieBlanc of Franklin road had a brief bit of fame this morning through a son serving with the army in Korea, but it all turned out to be a mistake. Noel, 31, a member of a 7th regi- ment tank company, told Associated Press Correspondent Jim Becker information on the "Fighting Le- Blanca." The Sentinel turned up with a reporter and photographer. It was all a mistake, Mrs. LeBlanc explained u she interrupted break- fast preparations to answer calls. In the first place, there are only 10 children in the family. burden on the hospital. that 12 of the 13 LeBlanc children The LeBlancs have a good service are in service: two boys in the army, I record, even though it does not ap- seven boys in the navy and three ;proach the original AP story. Be- Noel, another son, Joaeph, ia in the army and a daughter, FridoEie, is a member of the WAC. LeBlanc an BmoJ girla in the WAC. When the story reached New England this morninf, things began to happen at the LeBlanc home. Button office wanted Another Devens Soldier Victim Of Road Crash MERIDEN. Conn., March 6 Pvt. Robert J Weiss, 22; of Astoria, L. I., N. Y., died early today at Meriden hospital from injuries he received in a collision between a heavv truck and an automobile on the state highway in nearby Berlin. The death of Wise brought to four the number of fatalities caused by Soldier (CanUmiatf aa Anodited Prtsj) Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters to- day announced the appointment of six Europeans and one American to top posts in the North Atlantic military com- mand. From Europe Eisenhower named three British, two French and one Italian lo assist him. the government and defeiue rested today in the murder trial of Oscar Collazo, accused of slaying a guard during an attempt to kill President Truman Nov. 1. The case is expected to go to a federal court jury nine women and three men tomorrow. army today called for 60.000 men from the draft in May. Brings the total army requests for draftees to since drafting began last year. B. Homer, president of Bethlehem Steel, said today that under the present alignment of the country's allies, we can out-produce Russia and her in steel by about 5 to 1. LEWES, chips collided this morning in fog- shrouded Delaware Bay. One of them radioed few minutes later that it -was "probably linking."   

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