Albert Lea Evening Tribune, December 19, 1946

Albert Lea Evening Tribune

December 19, 1946

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Albert Lea Evening Tribune (Newspaper) - December 19, 1946, Albert Lea, Minnesota THE WEATHER Warmer Friday. The Evening Tribune NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS Special Correspondent* Report Happening* in Surrounding Area (Full Leased NX ire News Report of The Associated Press) VOLUME XLV11I NUMBER 298 ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1946 16 PAGES 5 CENTS Churchill Raps Action Of Laborites Will Call for Vote Of Centure When Parliament Reconvenes Stay Off Dangerous Lakes, Safety Council Cautions Alarm over the way residents of Albert Lea disregard warnings about the danger of crossing the ice of the lakes here was expressed by members of the Albert Lea Safety council at their meeting held last iiitrht in the city council chambers. Tile lakes have not been declared in condition for crossing and the members pointed out that, LONDON, Dec. IS-—UPV—Winston Churchill today accused the labor government of “tyranny, conceit and incompetence,” and announced be would call next month for a parliamentary vote of censure on bls charges. Churchill’s announcement came as Prime Minister Attlees’ party announced new plans to boss British farmers and prepared to take over the country’s 20,000-mile rail way system. As leader of the conservative opposition. Churchill said he would demand ut parliamentary debate to arraign the government when the lawmakers reassemble Jan. 21 after a month's Christmas holiday. Want Centure Vote A vote of censure I* not so severe as a vote of lack of confluence, but It* passage would amount to almost the same thing. If carried it would force either a change of government policy or resignation of the government. However, the laborites control more than 60 percent of Parliament's 640 seats and Churchill's motion undoubtedly will be defeated decisively, as was a previous censure motion. Legislation Just Introduced will authorize extensive supervision of farming, and guarantee prices for many crops. It provides the government can take away the property of farmers who refuse to abide by official advice on how to grow things. The bill Is part of the parliamentary nodal and industrial "Revolution” promised by the Labor party In 1945. House Votes Rail Ownership Government ownership of railways was virtually assured by a S62-204 vote on second reading of the nationalization measure in the Commons last night. While the measure still face* a third reading In Common*—probably nome time next month—this will amount to little more than a formality under the usual parliamentary procedure. Victory For Laborites The vote last night climaxed three days of debate during which the government’* program was bitterly assailed by the conservative opposition, backed by a number of liberals and liberal-national*. The issue wa* decided on straight party lines, with labor presenting a solid front, but parliamentary observers noted that the vote showed the heaviest participation of Commons’ members in several years and marked the first time in this parliament that the opposition had totaled more than 200. Edits Attacks Flan Anthony Eden, Britain’s wartime foreign secretary, concluded the conservative attack upon the measure by declaring that its passage would be “nothing less than a major national disaster." He asserted that the only Justification Tor the bill would be greater operating efficiency and lower costs, but declared the government had failed to show how this result could be achieved. Herbert Morrison, president of the council, replied that the bill— which also will bring trucking firms and other forms of commercial transport under government ow nership—w ill permit "a bold and considered program of transport development.” Bowling Alley Operators Here Pay $175 Fines Oi-erators of the two bowling alleys in Albert Lea were fined recently In Justice Teter’s court for two violations of state labor laws. August Johannsen, operator of the Town Club, was fined $75 for employing boys under 36 as pinsetters and was fined $25 for employing minors after 7 p.m. Reece Shanks, operator of the Bowling Center, was fined $50 for the first offense and $25 for the second. The fine for the Town Club was higher because complaints had been brought against It before. The fines followed an Inspection on Dec. ll by A. E. Maim berg, Inspector with the division of women and children of the state Industrial commission. Miss Florence Burton, chief of the state division, told the Tribune today that Malmberg found five boys under 16 working at the Town Club and two under 16 working at the Bowling Center as pinsetters in violation “of a long-standing state law.” Similar violations were reported here In January. actually, "the lakes never are what you might call safe in the winter time.” Insist on Crossing Ted Lifeson, police chief, said a policeman “chases kids and grow n-ups off the lakes every day.” Despite the fact that the lakes are open In some spots and the tinder current makes the ice precarious, persons have been cutting across. Earl McFarland reported that the situation of ’teenaged young sters driving recklessly around the high school "has improved consid erably." Posts Noticss Supt. J. John Halverson has post ed notices In the schools cautioning young drivers At Carrier’s motion, the council went on record commending the city for putting sand barrels at slippery hills for the use of both drivers and pedestrians. lawrence Allen was unanimously elected president of the council last night. Myron Wold was elect ed vice president and George GII pin, secretary. Their names were submitted by the nominating committee, headed by Ed Carrier, and promptly adopted. McFarland is the outgoing president. Bilbo Denies Getting Any Part Of $25,00 Fire Destroys Mill City Elevator; Loss $3,000,000 MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 10 (AP V spectacular tire, xx i«>» leaping dames visible from tin* air aa far as 250 miles away, destroyed the barley-filled Union -'rain elevator early today and a company official estimated the loss at about, $.'1,000,000. Joseph Hicks of ( hie a Ro, public relations counsel for the G. M. Chairman Sees Price Jump lf Wages Climb BOSTON, Dec. ID —— Alfred P. Sloan, chairman of the General Motors Corp., asserted flatly today that wages could not be raised without Increasing prices. He told the Boston Chamber of Commerce further “the idea that a wage Increase Is Justified soundly by an increase in living costs is an economic absurdity.” “Such a policy” Sloan said in prepared speech, “can only result —and, as a matter of fact, is resulting—in an unending spiral of Increasing wages and prices. "The only sound attack is more and more production with increased efficiency, hence lower prices through the competition of an expanding volume of goods and services.” Calling 1946 a year of “great economic confusion,” Sloan said in appraising the business trend for 1947 the main question was “whether production will be permitted without Interruption." “At the moment.” he added, "I am of the belief that somethting like the 1946 (strike) pattern is likely to prevail although I hope in modified form.” Schools Study Consolidation Freeborn Districts Discuss Petition to Care For Children REUNITED—Ivan Johnson gives his three-year-old daughter, Patricia, a long, tight hug as they were reunited at Los Angeles following Johnson’s arrival by plane from their San Diego, Calif., home. The child, reported missing Tuesday, was found in Los Angeles in company with a man who identified himself as Darold Neal R. Hoff, 23. (AP Wirephoto) Child Stealer On Probation Fire Officials Not Named Yet Residents of Albert Lea won't know who th* new fire chief and captain ais until about the middle of next week, l^eltoy F. Harloy, city manager, said today. Mr. Harlow wants to take time to study the reports of those who qualified and to get the results of the health examinations. Girl, 13, Risks Her Life lo Save Tot CHELSEA. Muss., Dec. 19—Lf)— A 13 year old gill who unhesitatingly risked her life by diving miler Ice to save a flv^jear old tot mas hailed as a heroine today. Tile girl, Theresa di Fiore, and Herbert Kodis. 20, already had braced the chilly water* of a clay pit In nearby Revere to rescue two older girls when Theresa dived hack, swam beneath the tee and returned with Patricia Brooks, aged five. The trio had broken through the thin he while sliding. Gasoline Price War In Des Moines DES MOINES, Dec. Des Moines motorists were reaping benefits from a local gasoline war which dropped th# price of gasoline an average of about 3Vi cents a gallon. Most service stations were quoting regular gasoline at 16.9 cents a gallon including tax and high text at 18 9 cents. Children too have been a good j crop In Freeborn county in recent' years. In fact, In the vicinity of the village or Freeborn, they are overcrowding the school facilities. For that reason and because teachers have been hard to get, folks In surrounding school districts are debating a plan of going in with the village to build a larger structure. Planning to circulate a petition for the consolidation are districts IO, ll, 15, 21, 63 sud 113, all of which have closed their schools, and 16 and 98, which still maintain schools. The petitions must be signed by at least 25 per cent of the resident free holders In each district to call an election. When the petitions have been submitted to the county superintendent, It will become his duty to set a date for the elections. The voting will take place at one place and one time. The superintendent is required to set the date of voting within ten days of the filing of the petitions. Ten days posted notice is required. Freeborn (district 12) residents will not participate. We have had only six or seven pupils in our district,” Anton M. Olson of District 10 said this morning. “I think there are more now. There may be fewer later. Hiring a teacher for so few at present salariea Is expensive.” “We folks nearer to Hartland would like to see a high school there,” said John Madson, “and, I think, some at least would be will lug to help provide It. Of course, Albert I-es probably has the best facilities in the county. But the Albert Ie-a school may have about reached Its limit, too.” Built to accommodate 200 pupils, the Freeborn school now has 310, John McPherson, superintendent, pointed out. SAN DIEGO. Calif., Dec. 19 CP) — Darold Neal It. Hoff, 23. charged with child stealing threes year-old Patricia Johnson, was released In custody of a brother, Myron, Wednesday on assuranc e he would he placed under psyeopathlc observation at tho Sawtelle Veterans’ bespit*!. Municipal Judge Eugene D&ney, In approving hospitalization for the former ll. 8. Marine corps’ flier, continued the arraignment to Jan. 23. Representatives of the American legion appeared with the brother in behalf of Hoff, father of a six week ccid son, the ex filer was arrested in Los Angeles yesterday with Patricia, the missing daughter of Mr. and Mr*. Ivan Johnson. Tho child had disappeared the day before when her father allowed a “thin” stranger they met at a tavern to take her out, supposedly to a ueaiby amusement zone. District Attorney Thomas Whelan in issuing the complaint had said he expected Huff might need hospital attention. Hoff's wife, who did not appear in court, told new* reports* at ber home that her husband had receive*! head injuries in a marine plane crash at Cherry Point, N. C. had undergone four operations and was subsequently discharged as disabled. Taft Urges Wages and Price Check Calls Upon Business And Labor lo Prevent Any 1947 Recession WASHINGTON, Dec. 19—< .1n~ Senator Taft tlt-Ohlo) today called on business to keep prices down and on labor to refrain from “unreasonable” wage demands to avoid any possible economic re cession in 1947. Taft, who heads tho policy-making Republican Steering committee of the Seuate, told a reporter he I man station* in the early morning thinks President Trumea’a econotn-1hours as most of Minneapolis fl'«- equipment was sent to fight the elevator fire. Heat Handicaps Firemen Derails# of the intense heat firemen vol bandit-aped In getting Die blaze under control but sue- Froedtert Grain & Malting Co., of Milwaukee, which owned the structure. estimated the loss. Ile said the 50-year old wooden building, about 8U feet high by three-quarters of a block long. was valued at about $275,000 and the 1.100.000 bushels of barley It contained were worth $2,200,000 at $2 a bushel. Some Grain Escapes Adjacent concrete* tanks, which were not burned, contained about 1.500.000 bushels of barley, but Ilicka said he believed some of this could be sap aged. laical officials said It could not be determined for scum* time to what extent this grain had been damaged by heat. . A general alai rn wa* sounded when the fire was discovered shortly after midnight and firemen trout neighboring HI. Paul were sent to Flares Up For First Time at Senate Quiz Says Money From War Contractor Went Into Campaign for Doxey WASHINGTON, Dec. 19—Ll* -Senator Theodore G. Bilbo «r> Miss) angrily testified today that he "did not get a damn cent” of $25,000 handed to him in a bo’el room by a war contractor. Riiho flared up for the first time at the Senate War Investigate lug committee hearing when Senator Ferguson <It Mich) pressed him for details about the $25,000. “You want to know how muck Bilbo got,” Bilbo said, slapping the table. “Thats the purpose of this Investigation. I did not get e damn cent.” Dsnya All Complaints Tile outbreak came as Bilbo was midway in reading a 42 page pres pared statement denying ail coir* plaints raised against him in toe I section with war contractors. The Senator said he was give* four i hiM kz amounting to $25 <*«)• by K. T. Newton, Mississippi con-I tractor aho shared In numerous big war Jobs. Ferguson broke In with repeated questions about why Newton had given the $25,000 to Bilbo. Trying to Rt Elect Doxty Bilbo said he wri trying to r* elect Wall Doxey, present Senate sergeant at arm*, aa Senator and Russia Charges Iranian Troops Slew Hundreds By EDDY GILMORE MOSCOW, Deo. 19- -(AP)--A Tass dispatch from Tabriz, unsorted today that Iranian government troop* have slain hun. died* of persona in Azerbaijan province in the last few day a and had connived in attacks upon Soviet institutions and dil ls advisers should have placed more atren* In their first annual report on the “tremendous responsibility” of laltor aud management to keep prices and waged iii line. Mr. Truman, who made the report public at his newt conference I reeded in presenting the flames yesterday said he doesn’t egret* from spreading to nearby grain el-with his advisers’ suggestion* that ' *\ ators in the Immediate vicinity there may be a “dip'* in business next year.    jetty. Outlook Fur Country Good control alin about four hours al- j av ary detail about what wa* said. The outlook for the country la though it wa# rxpec *•    «»    »>    «»    got    where tho good and will continue to ho good.    . ‘V*. _ ...    hv    th*    ®on*F    WMH    I111*-    **t    beck    ie chl.f    rStiXn “sSE? <*. T' V *"'■ -........ ZSJTJZ STJii’S*’2I*•»«-*-    -- b<w1 y want. any .trikes at all. that °    J1*'‘ he didn’t think any of the recent lb®0*®* overheated when clogged an<J H|(| a rMmal mn vc mat lo* one* were necessary.    In a * ut*    rnimmmmm Th. IT..lit.nt .ald h« will m.h«    CUI All Flr,m,ii ..... ,p« inc ro.miii.nd.tlon. lo Con- , < ", *""“•» *« „r«. on leKUInllon lo ..ny out | tart* “SLS'"-'“ the pro|s»snla of his advisers, who ..    ,       u    the    Doxey    barkers    were    badly    ie In lh. ,o..lh. ».l..rn ... lion of tho     of ,uni|, •I ho nm ... bronchi undor | w,lrn K,.,„„„n    kn„r "Senator, you are a icasonahl® num.” Bilbo told Ferguson. “De you suppose any man can sit down gens. Music, Maestro Christmas carol* resounded again today from the Stephenson Music company loud speakers mounted atop the Hyde building. The broadcasts were resumed yesterday afternoon following a two day quietude brought about by complaints from persons more annoyed than pleased with the music. Mayor Ostrander explained today that he had never ordered the music stopped but had merely brought to Ronnie Stephenson’s attention the complaint* which had come to him. Those complaints were few, however, compared with tho*# that came In once the music ceased, and when the Brat strains of music burst anew upon the throng of downtown shoppers yesterday afternoon it wa* with 'most everybody'* hearty approval-including that of the mayor. In Tab ria aion*, T»*k dcclaml, mop® Hum COO persons have been killed and 300 ai rested by the troops, who were dispatched to Azerbaijan for the announced pur pose of maintaining order during the forth* oaring parliamentary •lections. “Bandit elements and detachments of soldier* under <‘ol Haahenit In Tabris have beni brutally mobbing democratic elements for several days, arrest mg hundreds of persona and shooting them on the spot," the dispatch said. Bodies Lying Everywhere "Bodies of hundred* of democrats sr# lying everywhere on the street* of the city. ’I he building of the Central committee of the Azerbaijan Democratic party, editorial offices of local newspapers, the national museum and Other cultural Institution* of Azerbaijan have been smashed." The dispatch added that “Incited by element* bout lie to the Soviet Union ami under the pio-tectlon of Col. 11 a* hem!, bandits have broken loose, also attacking Soviet Inst Rut loo* and Soviet cill Zena in Tabriz.” cautioned that a more than ordi narily favorable outlook for job* and production in the next few years ought not to lull government off)* lals Into a “drifting’' policy. When a rejwirter remaiked that the economic council's rci»ort seemed to indicate not much legislation would t.e necessary next year, Mr. Truman said he glad to hear that. roared through the 50-year-old wooden structure. Commercial airplane pilot* re|*orted they could see the fire at Fargo, N. D., 250 miles to the northwest of Minneapolis, and at I .a Crosse, WI*., about 136 miles southeast of the city. Firemen had to lay hose for about a mile to obtain water, ’they welt* handicapped by the ajlM nine degree above zero temperature which made Hie hose unwieldy. The council, set up by Congress I Gras* Bien a half mils away, earlier In the year, Is headed by J ■tarted by -parks carried by a six Wisconsin Firs Checked WATERTOWN, WI*,. Dec. 19— Lf*)-Firemen from six department* fought for six hours yesterday before bringing under *ontro| a fire which had thieat*ned the entire downtown shopping district. Alexis Smith Injured HOLLYWOOD, Dec, 19- cf*)—A misstep as she ran downstairs on a film set slowed Alexis Smith’s 'new picture down to a walk today. Dr. Robert W. King said she will he In bed for IO day* with a brok-ien bone In ber right ankle. Weather Higher Freight Rates Will Boost Cost Of City Goods Cloudy and warmer tonight and Friday, with light snow north and ea t central. Colder Friday night. Iowa -Partly cloudy and warmer tonight and Friday. North Dakota — Partly cloudy with ruing temperature* tonight, •Tattered snow flurries extreme •ast; Friday considerable cloudiness with scattered light snow flurries and strong winds. Boult* Dakota — Partly cloudy with rising temperature* tonight, boromlng cloudy and windy Friday with light showers or snow flurries. Lo. a1 temperature* — Maximum Wednesday 24; minimum L Minimum today 12 WEATHER YESTERDAY ti U J*    HLF Cldrag© IV    II    N oval.#    41    49 .1 I h "fi % r t 4&    21    *^^ * It- VI r.*-*    19    ll    I hoeni*    TI (al Falls fc    - ll    PAW*    4« EWS City I*    I*    W adW >C    41    — A *4    (I    WI leg    I    * >4 tad t w    Bt    HA taw    I*    — Ult- -ti- It    4    TI- Pas    -I    — ii h,«s; Ie-low; P—-*#re< ipiUittw The raise in freight rates, grant-1 inert acing demand, b# said, and he ed to the railroads by the Inter- la planning a new type of prostate Commerce commission and to go Into effect Jan. I, will raise the ’ fabricated dwellings for persons of I kiw income, which will be an si is cost of Albert i-ea manufactured good* to consumers, but will have little effect on the volume of business here, managers of local factories believe. “It will probably raise the cost of our products to consumers by about five per cent,” said Myron j K. Pederson, president of Super- j Structures, Inc. “It will increase our lumber costs, of course, and in*1 crease the freight charges on rail shipments of finished products, We ship about 90 per cent of our output by rail." However, he looks for no decrease in demand, and plans to maintain employment at its aver* ag* of about 106 men, now working 54 hours a week. Brooder houses and utility houses, used for laying houses, garages and hog farrowing quarters In the North and for Negio dwelling* in Florida, are ta Bounced within the coming month. He hopes to increase the company's payroll by 50 per cent the coming spring. Little effect will be felt by the meat Industry logily, John L. Crowley, general manager of V* 14-son A to, said. “Ninety-five per cent of our animals com* In by truck now,” ha said. Maybe th* radius from which truck shipment will come will he increased very slightly. Th* addition to the basic rates is 20 per cent, on poultry, butter and eggs. cheese and hides, it is up 25 per tent, on live animals, 15 per ceut. The added coat, of course, will have lo come out of the consumer. How that will affect demand, and thus price* to producers, is up to th* bon**-*jfe She is the buyer of our j product.” litho I .aminated Products* Earl Nelson, superintendent of shipping, said about 65 per cent of that company's Albert lAra production is shipped by truck even over consid-•rabie distances, Prices to consumers will be affected more by the rise in rates on lumber, ail of which comes by rail. “Business is getting used to rid- J lag costs,” said Msclay Lyon of the Americas Gas Ma* bin# company, j lie looks for no diminution in de maud for tb# company’s products, j even at prices necessarily advauo* j ed to consumers. “But, I anticipate, tru< k rates will be raised to®," was the gloomy comment of several business heads. | Prices to farriers for their products will be directly diminished immediately as the result of the order, prh es to producer* being the prices at terminal markets diminished by costs of transportation and marketing. “Real” income of farmers will be still further re duced by adv awee* in the tost of thing* they buy. First Major Charge ll wa* the first major charge to be made by Moscow against tho Central government or Iran since the ffmrtet supported semiautonomous provincial government in Azerbaijan agreed last week to penult Central provincial government in Azerbaijan agteed la«t week to permit Central govern me ut troops to enter th# province —after a shortlived 'Civil Mar for the purpose of sup* r vising *-l«c lions. The broadcast—which the Soviet Monitor in Lindon said was on a transmission serving only 'lass bureaus outside the Howlet I nton — charged that th# Central government troops by their act* had broken Premier Qavam * promise to enter Azerbaijan pea* . ably. The Azerbaijan regime s real* j lance to the entry of Central government troops collapsed Dec. ll In the se* ond day of fighting, as ! four columns of government troops advanced into th* province, The Azerbaijan regime collapsed Just tbree days short of a year alter it was established. Dr. Edwin tv Nottra® Agrees With Observations As a member of the Senate House committee charged with adp Big on the President's et anomie recommendations before Felt. I, Taft said ho is in accord with the council's observations that any threatened set har k can be overcome by “courageous and sensible action" on the part of busine** and labor. ‘‘It Is encouraging to find a government commission stating so soundly the general principles un dallying continued employment and prosperity," the Ohio Senator I commented, “hut I doubt if It lays sufficient sttess on the tinmen ! dous responsibility testing on bu-l-neta to keep its prices down and on labor to refrain ft mn unreason-able demand# for Increased wage rates.” No Congreselonal Action Taft Maid he #aw nothing In the ■ report requiting Immediate Con* gre Atonal action, although he ha# J Indicated he will suppoit actively some change* In laws regulating labor management relations. The President Maid he Intends to state ; to Congress in ch ar and nmh-r- j standable terms sny changes he may want in labor laws. Senator Bushfleld (RHD) said It is his fel ling that f'ongress will mile un-hour wind, diverted the fite fighters' attention before they were extinguished. U. S. Offering China Credit to End Civil War WASHINGTON, Dec. lf—GTU-The United Mtatea dang lei mu untouched $500,600,000 credit before the government and people of China today as an inducement to establish peace and unity In that land of Civil War. In va hat he termed * reiteration and clarification of fbi* govern j men ta policy toward China, President Truman said yesterday the t nitid States still believes It ta of “utmost Importance to world pence" that them be a united and democratic China. And, Mr. Truman told reposers, he hope* the $560,900,000 credit to China baa not been endangeied. But he said be did not wish to make a definite statement on whether It i Is in jeopardy. Diplomatic experts figured he meant that this government la going to hold back the $500,060,006 ezport-lmport bank loan to China until all threats to world stability have to take some action to “aqua- ' theie are eliminated. Ute” bargaining power between i    .    •    ■— the unions and management before '    ^ I hero can be any assurant* of the State Luxury Tax | industrial peat# the council indl-I caff*! Is ne« CAwsry to keep pi odic- Hog Price# Drop For Third Day CHICAGO, Doe. It p Hog prices dropped for the third constative day today, r* aching new lows sines removal of OI'A cell tags. HI ani pi ny 25 to 50 cents a hundred pounds, b«*t quality hogs sold al a top ut IJI 25. J hi# compared ! with a g®cQed top tit $27 e»tab jibbed tai tier Ibis ) car. thin rolling full blast. Six Negroes Die In Hotel Blaze PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19 ' IVHIX Negroes were burned to death last night atid more than 46 in-Jut od as fire gutted the first (brot of Abe's botel, * low-priced four story at rue lure in south Pbiladel phi*. Child Drowns As Mother Trims Tree ONTARIO, Calif , l*« > Happily, ll Mrs. Luther Foaling decoiat‘.| * Christmas ire* for h«r daughter, Karen Ruth. 2. Then the went to call her. 8b# found th* child, police said, drowned in a fish pond. Faces Legislators BT CLOUD, Minn , Dec. 19 -t.fh — The Minnesota legislature, w hen it meets In January, will look to luxury taxes for the stat# a needed increase in I* venue, Lawrence M Hail. H| Cloud reported today, Hall, speaker of th* bouse fur four terms, is mentioned a* the leading possibility for ie election as speaker. Hall rejected th* idea that a sales tax would be considered by th* legislature, ll* pointed to to* creased liquor and cigaret taxes and the instigation of luxury taxes as th* tax solution. The luxury ta* would apply to such item* at are now taxed by the federal government such as cosmetics” Jewelry, luggage and other similar Items, Hall believes. No increase on slate income taxes will bs forth* SMU in 4 be prophesied. more than four year* old.” Never Got 926,000 “i'd think you would remember any time you got $25,000,” Ferguson shot back. “I probably would lf the $25,069 was for me.” Bilbo replied qtih h-ly. “It was for Wall Doxey’a cam* palgn.” Bilbo said be had not selected th# names of those who war* ta attend the politics! *T»ep” meeting raise funds and #upport for Doxey, but that he had made a “hot •pe»-t:h." For git con wanted to know bow long after this the group went bark to the hotel room whet# Bilbo got the $25,060. “You did not allow them to < col off did you?” Ferguaon asked, “They don't emit off when I talk to ’em,” Bilbo came hack a* tho room crowded with spectators laughed. Rapt Em 9#cr«tary Lashing out bitterly it an ex-secretary whom he declared as a “Judas Isarariot,” Senator Bi Bio dei tared today It la an “old South* ern custom” to gtvo present* to public servants. Bilbo denied before a Senate War lav* At igathig subcommittee that he had sought gifts or funds, "with the pus a i bl# ex- option of the money that I borrowed to make a property settlement with my exwife" The subcommittee Is inquiring into his relations with war contractors. In a 10,060 word statement, "th* man" Bilbo heaped invective upoa his former secretary, Edward P. Terry, who teatified against him yesterday, aud on former Reft Roas Collins, a Mississippi political foe. Poor and Heavily in Debt Bilbo said the evidence to data showed that "I am a very poor man and heavily involved in debt and that I received during all the period that the investigation has covered but two Christmas gifts, one an automobile and the other living room furniture consisting of a soft, three door tampa sud two j (ahi# lamps." I Terry told yesterday of presenting a $1 912 new automobile to Bib J bo OB behalf of Michael T. Mor» rtsAcy, a war contractor. I in his statement, Bilbo declared i the** gifts came "from real ; friends and they came without any string# or obligations rn betso-• #ver.” Custom of South "In fact as to tho car It has been a custom not only in Misfit* Sippi but throughout the country to pinko presents to citizen* who have been honored by their people," he said. Bilbo referred to bls former rotary, Terry, as “the modern Benedict Arnold” and a "Judas lac#riot.” Ho added: "I do not know whether to pity or blame because I sometime* think Gut he has a mental Blue*® of imaginary grandeur aud Impossible baliti, it* at tons.” ;

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