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   Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1952, Billings, Montana                                66TH 366 UNITED PRESS BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE FIVE CENTS Japanese Reds Attack Americans in May Day Riot; Hundreds Hurt Red Negotiators Reject Allied Truce Proposal Delegates Agree To Hold Another Meeting Saturday Bus Picket Hit by Car Suffers Bruises Munsan, Korea, May The communists rejected r an allied compromise .voposal for were injured, settling the last three issues block- Americans, and ing a Korean armistice but agreed reported killed, to meet again Saturday. The turned down the allied plan involved prisoner ex- change, military airfield rebuild- ing and Russian participation in post-armistic Korea in a 78- minute off-the-record meeting. The meeting was considered critical in the nearly 10-month-old Korean armistice talks. The two delegations convened at their full strength of eight gen- erals and two admirals. They gathered in the tiny tent town of Panmunjom as spring was spreading new green and flowers across the rolling western Korea countryside. The big question was the com- munist reaction lo the allied pro- posal for retaining out of prisoners who say they do not want to go back to the reds. The communists denounced the figure angrily last week and broke off secret'talks on prisoner ex- change. The U.N. command came up with ils new proposal Monday. Detils were secret, but Washing- ton reports said the allies offered to drop their opposition to rebuild- ing North Korean military air- (Continued on Page 10, Column 6.) Women Voters Hear Berlin, Tunisia, Algeria and Isroei Also Report Brawls By Associated Press May day riots and disorders, bristling military parades and east- west word battles broke out all over the map Thursday. There was more violence and more words spilled than in years, Japan; turned loose on her own from the occupation yoke only this week, 'had her worst riot since the war wheii communist-led anti-American marchers fought fa- lice with clubs and stones in front of the imperial palace. Hundreds Truman May Ask Injunction To End Steel Mills Strike including some one person was Lester McCarthy, 30, lies on ground after being hit by car in Quincy, Mass., as fellow members of a picket line chase after driver of vehicle in left background. Car struck McCarthy as it went through the picket line formed by striking drivers of the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway company. Police later fired a shot in air to force pickets to withdraw. McCarthy was hospitalized with bruises. Aspirants Cincinnati, May cratic presidential candidates Thursday night proposed an "in- spector general" and a bipartisan commission to clean up govern- ment corruption. Republicans said a G.O.P. election victory would do the job. Three Democratic and two Re- publican aspirants took part per- sonally in a radio-television clinic conducted by the League of Women Voters to find out what the candi- dates think about major issues. They were asked questions pre- pared in advance by the league. Their answers, likewise, were sub- .jjiitted before the radio-television program began. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was represented by Paul G. Hoff- man, former economic cooperation administrator, who said he hadn't consulted the general about the answers he gave to questions Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, who Thursday fell behind Eisen- hower in the number of G.O.P. presidential nominating delegates favorable lo him, wasn't present or represented. The show was staged in Taft auditorium, named for his father. Personally present to show their political wares were Senator Estes Kefauvcr. of Tennessee, vSenator Robert S. Kcrr of Oklahoma and W. Avcrell Harriman of New York, (Continued on Page 6, Column 6.) There were cracked heads' in split Berlin, clashes in Tunisia and Algeria where several wera in- jured, brawls in Israel, and cordons of alert police on hand in nearly every big city of western Europe. The Soviet union and her com- munist antagonist, Yugoslavia, led the field in displays of military preparedness. Tokyo's communists, swinging clubs, charged steelhelmeted police, knocked 218 of them to the ground and seriously injured 51. The communists carried away their own moaning and bleeding com- rades. Twelve American automobiles were overturned and burned, two United States sailors were tossed into the palace moat, the wife of a navy man was roughed up ;and several other Americans were shoved and hit. At Kyoto, the former Japanese capital, Koreans stormed city of- fices and 17 were arrested. Both in Tokyo and Kyoto, police used tear gas against the rioters, and in Tokyo they used clubs and guns fired into the air. .Some three million Japanese at- tended big rallies in other cities on May 1, chosen by the socialist international in 1889 as an interna- tional labor day. But elsewhere there was no disorder. A million Germans turned out for rival rallies in Berlin, where east and west come into roughest day-to-day contact in Europe. About young rowdies from East Berlin thrust into the French sector and were rudely jolted by police nightsticks. Seventy-three communists were tossed into jail, and the injured comrades were paraded with their bleeding heads down East Berlin's Under den Linden to make capital of the incident. It was Tunisian and Algerian na- tionalists who clashed with police in those places. French authorities had banned May day demonstra- (Continued on Page 6, Column 7.) Lost Air Liner Found Wrecked Belem, Brazil, May broken and fire-blackened wreck- age of a crashed Pan American irways stratocruiser missing for wo clays with 50 persons aboard found Thursday scattered over Czechs Permit American Ambassador to See Imprisoned News Wriler Washington, May state department disclosed Thursday that Czech authorities, after more than a year of re- fusals, have permitted the Amer- ican ambassador to see William N. Oatis, the Associated Press correspondent imprisoned in Prague. Ellis 0. Briggs, United States ambassador to Czechoslovakia, talked with Oatis Wednesday at the Prague police headquarters and found him in good health, state department officials re- ported. They hastened to add that the interview could not be taken as a sign that Oatis is about to be released. Nor does it mean he is not going to be released, they said. Hoarding of Petroleum Supplies Ordered as Gas Shortage Spreads The Weather y and cooler cooler Friday elouii' Friday, hlth 65. fair and ____ _____ night, low 40. Saturday (air, little change In temperature, high 65. EAST OP Partly cloudy to oc- casionally cloudy Friday and Saturday. Scattered afternoon and nighttime show- ers, cooler east and south FiEday, high S5 lo 65 west; G5 to 15 cast, tittle temper- ature change Gailiiu WYOMlNG-Partly cloudy Friday and Saturday, few. scattered lieht showers mostly north portion Friday afternoon and evening. Cooler north Friday after- noon and nlgh't. High Friday to 70 65 lo 75 southeast. AIHPORT WEATHER DATA From United states weather bureau for hours endlns at p.m. yesterday: Maximum 791Sunrlse 5 a.r. Minimum p.m Precipitation; None; so tar Hits month none; total (or same period of May year ago. .26; total since January 1 2.5R: total for same period a year asto 3.43: normal for May, 1.78; normal fo January 1 (o June 1. 4.74. MONTANA AND OUT-OF-STATF. PATA Mai. Min.l Mas. Mln Bulle S6 35 W. Yel'stone 59 Glasgow 83 Cheyenne 68 61 SllChlcaso 89 52 Kansas City 85 ioll; Glasgow Great Falls Havre Helena Lewlstown Livingston MUM City MU souls 45 Minneapolis 50 Kew Orleans S9 S31 New York (Steal! Ljke 65 IS 55 Vital Statistics BIRTHS FOJS Mrs. Laurie Van 70S Korlri Twcn street. Mrs. William Schledt, Cusur. Mrs. Wfillam BEacVmar, 122 Bruce avenue Mrs. LcRoy GNltt, 319 South Thlrlr-secon street. Mrs. Lawrence Ilior, Laurel, Gfrl llrs. Gabino Fernandez, roule 1. MARRIAGE DoneM E, Garrett, SI, of Mtssoula an Marianne K. Altmaier, 3i( of Billings, Brazilian jungle hillside. There was no sign of life earch plane radioed after sight- ng the wreckage. United States ir force para-medics were sent to Boy Is Believed Church Burglar, Great Falls, May 12- year-old, cap-pistol-packin" boy was caught here at 1 a.m. Thursday and is being held by police for the burglary' of three Great .Falls churches. Police said the blond, blue-eyed youngster admitted burglarizing three churches, taking an esti- mated between the time Ke ran away from his father Wed- nesday morning and the time he was caught Thursday morning. He was apprehended trying to back his way into a real estate of- fice with a 4-inch blade hunting knife which he had bought a few minutes earlier from a near- by service station. Police started a search for the boy Wednesday after the father told them he and the son had had trouble. Police said the boy's father told them he had found the boy had in his possession, which the father believed the boy had taken in a previous burglary while they were en route to Great Falls from Canada. The youngster refused to tell iis dad where he got the and Ihe father took it away from him, he told police. The youngster "got told his father he was going on his own, and left. Relating the boy's past esca- pades, including burglaries at Bozeman and in Canada, the fa- ther told police, "Maybe it's a good thing he is going on his own Denver, May 1. Forced Boarding of petroleum supplies was ordered Thursday in the face of spreading local gasoline shortages and a continuing deadlock in nego- tiations aimed-at breaking a nation wide oil strike. President Truman, asked at his news conference if he had any intentionvof seizing the oil industry as he had the steel industry, said the question had not been put to him. The president said he under- stood an agreement was near in the oil walkout. Industry, rail and air transporta- tion, and natural gas supplies still were largely unaffected by the wage walkout. But filling station pumps were running dry in the Chicago-Gary area. Other dealers, such as those around Boston, were restricting gasoline sales to regular customers. An aviation trade journal Quoted an oil industry official, not named, as saying civil and.military planes will be grounded within three days if the strike halts the output of gasoline. A national petroleum council official said he didn't think the situation that critical but an air transport official said the re- ports "checked fairly well." Headquarters spokesmen here for the C.I.O. Oil Workers Interna- tional, largestvof the 11 unions States Petroleum union, said that Neither Union Nor Industry Anxious To Resume Output Pittsburgh, May steel industry and the C.I.O. Unit- ed Steelworkers apparently were in agreement Thursday on one the nation-wide strike continue pending a supreme court ruling Untjl a final decision is made on legality of government seizure of the steel industry, neither side appears eager to start getting the nation's steel mills hack into pro- duction. Steel men pointed out that it would be futile to try to resume operations now should they have to stop again next week if the union refused to work. Speculation of a possible resume work attempt came on the heels of a United States circuit coun of appeals ruling which stayed lower court's finding that the sei zure is illegal. The latest cour opinion put Uncle Sam back in the saddle pending a review by the United States supreme court. President Philip Murray of tlv C.I.O. U.S.W. declined to com ment on the any olhe phase of Washington develop ments. Pickets continued pacing "there is a wall between us that in front of plant gates in the ab no one could get over." He declined to define the dead- locking issue. There were reports the union dropped demands to 18 cents an. hour and the company offered only 15 cents. participating, had called negotia- tions between an independent un ara-medics from this search cen- er in a hastily converted Pan American passenger plane. It said t also planned to try to land a iclicopter near the wreckage. Air line officials said the four- notorcd double-decked luxury air iincr had been slit in two. There was "evidence of fire" and a pos- ible explosion, search pilots said. The wreckage lay broken in two on a 300-foot hill and the plane's motors were strewn over a large area. First word that the stratocruiser had been found came from a radio (Continued on Page 6, Column 4.) Britain Begins Jet Air Service Today London, May 1. Britain I don't know what to do for him I'm at the .end of my rope." Police quoted the father as say- ing he had made restitution in sev- eral burglaries committed pre- viously by his young son. The 112-pound youngster carried two shiny cap pistols, a flashlight and the hunting knife.- He had in cash in his possession. A woman employe of the Con- jregational church here discovered :he boy in the church Wednesday afternoon. She asked him why he (Continued on Page 6, Column 5.) Canada Kills More Diseased Livestock Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, May new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in an area 50 miles away from any previous case has led to the slaughter of 96 more cattle and 56 hogs, federal veterinarians reported Thursday. The new outbreak was reported at Weyburn, Saskatchewan, 73 miles southeast of here. 800 and 900 head of cattle in a community pasture northeast of Bonner Allocates Flood Aid funds -Helena, May John W. Bonner Thursday night allocated for flood relief in northern Montana's Milk river valley and asked President Tru- man ior another Bonner said he was sending money to seven cities and five counties hit hard by the flooding river last month. At the same time Bonner ap- pointed R. J. Kelly, state water conservation board assistant secre- tary, to the job of coordinating the disbursement of funds. The money is part of granted by President Truman April 19. Bonner gave this breakdown of Thursday's allocation: Havre, Chinook, Glasgow, Local Oil Firm Reports New Well The first discovery well by an independent company in the Malta, Harlem, Dodson, Nashua, Hill county, Blainc, Valley, Phillips, Roosevelt, In his wire to President Truman, Bonner asked for the fol- lowing irrigation districts damaged by the spring floods: Paradise, Alfalfa, A surprise feature of the pro- gram was the honoring of Profes- sor Boberfs C. Line for 25 years' membership in Alpha Kappa Psi and 25 years on the M.S.U. business administration faculty. He is a 1910 graduate of M.S.U. The new fraternity, Alpha chap- ter of Beta Gamma Sigma, received its charter from Dr. Richard Ko- zelka, dean of the University of Minnesota school of business ad- ministration. The fraternity, open to top business students of junior and senior rank, maintains chap- ters only at fully accredited schools of business administration. Dr. R. H. Jesse, vice president of M.S.U., received the charter for the Mon- tana school. Roy L. Sorrells, Billings, presi- dent of the Montana Automobile Dealers association, presented the association's scholarship to Charles Davis, junior student from Glendive. Davis is the new presi- dent of Alpha Kappa Psi, men's professional business fraternity. Theodore Jacobs, Missoula, rep- resenting the Montana Bankers as- sociation, presented that organiza- tion's scholarship to William L. Donally, senior from Lozeau, member of Alpha Kappa Psi and active in university student affairs. A. C. Boucher, Great Falls, presi- dent of the Montana Building and Loan league, presented the league's scholarship to Philip B. Geil, senior from Anaconda, also a mem of Alpha Kappa Psi. J. R. Renman, Great Falls, prcsi- 000; Zurich, Fort begins the world's first jet air liner passenger service Friday with a flight to Johannesburg and plans later for 16-hour round- trip service between London and New York. The British Overseas Airways' 490-mile-an-hour Comet, a four-jet passenger plane, will cut at least eight and one half hours off the time now taken for the trip to South Africa by conventional air- craft even though the Comet route is miies longer. Bclknap, Harlem, Frenchman creek, Bonner said his figures were the result of reports made on the spot by Kelly and George Burke, gen- eral sers'ices administration engi- neer. The Milk river rampaged through northern Montana from March 31 to April 20 and caused damage estimated by Bonner at be- tween and Williston basin was announced Thursday by the Ajax Oil company of Billings. The Ajax McGowan No. 1, about 14 miles norlh of Poplar, reported- ly influenced bidding in the W'd- nesday sale of 43 tracts of Indian land on the Fort Peck Indian reservation. The company Tuesday tested for 12 hours and recovered 25 barrels of oil-cut mud. The oil was 40 gravity. Ajax, which had cored at to feet, plans to take anofher 10-foot core before running 5'A-inch casing lo perforate and acidize. The bottom two feet of the core was well saturated in porous limestone, indicating good per- meability and flow after acidizing. The well is in the center of the SE SW of section 10, 29 N 50 K, in Roosevelt county. The Clark Drilling company of Billings drilled the well, with Jim Powell of the C. H. Murphy corpor- ation, working as geologist on the hole. The Eldorado, Ark., corpora- tion, which has been active in the Dakota portion of the Wil- .iston basin, was high bidder on a 320-acre tract of the Indian reser- vation oil-gas exploration land. (Continued on Page 6, Column 4.) Eisenhower Leads Taft in Delegates St. Louis, May dent of the Montana Society of Cer- tified Public Accountants, present- ed the C.P.A. scholarship to Eldon Chelgren, junior from Rich- ey. Chelgren is treasurer of Alpha Kappa Psi. The Montana C.P.A. organization also presented a key to Duane R. McCurdy, Billings, as the outstand- ing senior accounting student. Mc- Curdy also is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and other student honor organizations. Ruth Hyde Johnson, Havre, sen- (Continued on Page 10, Column 5.) Weyburn still are under observa- uon. Forty-one of the caltle and eight hogs slaughtered Wednesday were from the infected herd itself. The remainder were from three con- tact herds. Federal veterinarians said they have been unable to dis- cover how the outbreak could have spread so far from its original dis- covery point 50 miles away The officials said they have not yet decided on the fate of nearly animals in the Wayburn dis- trict. Court Agrees Man Who Slew Wife Endured Provocations Evreux, France, May Henri Prince killed his wife. He did riot contest that fact in court. But the court agreed with his neighbors who said Henri endured provocations enovigh to try the patience of any man. They testi- fied that he: (I) Continued to bring home his paycheck, even after his wife forced him to sleep in the stable. (2) Suffered in silence when he learned she wanted him out of the house so she could entertain her lover. (3) Tried first lo shoot the shoot- ing his wife. The court gave him o three-year suspended sentence. enveloped by a gust of dirt, pebbles and debris hurled at them as the air suddenly became turbulent. While the marines looked curiously at the cloud overhead, scientists quickly checked (he area for radiation and on their signal the marines moved into the blasted area to check the effect of the det- onation on their equipment and conclude their simulated atlack on "Yucca island." Thursday's explosion was the sixteenth set off at the Nevada testing grounds. Aside from indi- cating that Thursday's explosion was not as powerful as that set off (Continued on P? it 6, Column 1.) Farm Funds Bill Wins Approval Washington, May congressional economy drive stalled temporarily Thursday when the house passed a agri- culture department money bill after refusing to slash a single penny. The house approved the full amount recommended by the house appropriations committee which it- self had reduced President Tru- man's original budget request by only or about 3 per cent. This compares with cuts averag- ing 9.5 per cent for the eight other appropriation bills previously passed by the house this year. The measure, passed by voice vote, was the first in which the house actually increased funds available for spending. It added fo the in loan authorizations requested by Truman. The direct appropriations do not reflect the actual cost of agricul- ture programs which now are run- ning about a year. The rest is financed through a virtual blank check system for financing farm price supports and wheat export subsidies. The main economy test came (Continued on Page 10, Column 7.) May Day Is Quiet On Korean Front Seoul, May 2. May day ended quietly in Korea Thursday after an early morning artillery _. duel and a brief air battle in which Eisenhower picked up two votes United States Sabre jet pilots re- in each of Missouri s Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth congres- sional districts in the metropolitan St. Louis area. A fourth Missouri convention was being held Thursday in the Sixth district at Sedalia, where Eisenhower backers predict at least a one-and-one split. Presidential nomination requires 604 votes. A total of 722 delegates have been picked and of that num- ber 172 arc either favorable to other candidates, undecided, un- committed or have not revealed their preference. "Including an he was asked. He replied by repeating that he would take every action necessary. Justice department attorneys said Wednesday they an antistrike injunction against the union unless C.I.O. president, Philip Murray, called off the na- tion-wide walkout while the mills are under federal operation. The union walked jut Tuesday immediately after Federal Judge David A. Pine nullified Truman's seizure of the industry. Pine's or- der in turn was set aside by the United States appeals court until the supreme court makes a final ruling. The high court should get the explosive steel case by Saturday noon at the latest and is expected to act as quickly as possible. The strike closed down 95 per cent of the basic.steel industry and spread Thursday to fabricating companies which process steel into finished products. At Pittsburgh, a union official said; "We're just next move is up to somebody the govern- ment." Both Sawyer and Truman urged the steel companies and the union to try and reach an agreement that would end the strike. Sawyer pre- dicted the union would not strike long against the government. The president opened his weekly meeting with reporters by advising them not to ask him about the steel controversy because he did not in- tend to give specific answers. But under persistent question- ing, he did say that he felt the United States system of govern- ment by "checks and was a proper operation. balances" This was Dwight D. Eisenhower pushed ahead of Senator Robert Taft Thursday in delegate strength at the Republican presidential nomi- nating convention next July. Republicans from St. Louis and St. Louis county put Eisenhower in the lead by instructing six dele- gates (o vote for him in Chicago. On the basis of an Associated Press tabulation, this gave the five- star general 276 pledged or favor- able delegates, against 274 for Taft. The Ohio senator, however, claims the support of more than 300 delegates. r.ist Mig 15. While the guns sounded, the in- fantry on both sides remained in their bunkers. Only light patrol contacts were reported. The communists began the artil- lery fire, perhaps as a sort of May day salute, and the allies reacted violently with their own artillery, with naval guns and with bombing and strafing warplancs. Allied warplanes swept up and down the front, knocking out field guns, destroying fortifications anc shooting up red troops. the gist of Pine's judicial ruling that temporarily overthrew Tru- man's executive seizure order. (Continued on Page 6, Column 5.) British Health Plan Is Approved London, May house of commons gave final approval Thursday night to a conservative- sponsored health bill designed to charge Britons for certain health services they are now receiving free. The vote on the bill, which had posed a serious threat to Prime Minister Churchill's government, was 284 to 266. It was the first major piece of legislation to be put through commons by the con- servatives since they came to power last October. Conservative members managed to push the bill through commons only by imposing a strict "guillo- tine" time limit on debate. The measure now goes to the house of lords. The main charges to be imposed on patients under the new bill ate one shilling {14 cents) for pre- scriptions; charges up to pound for dental treat- ment, and charges of roughly one half the cost for such appliances as surgical boots, surgical abdominal supports, elastic wigs, which will pounds, 10 shillings stockings now cost and two   

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