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   Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1952, Billings, Montana                                67TH 23 UNITED PRESS Tear Gas Routs 300. Convicts Rioting in Idaho Warden Refuses All Inmates' Demands Despite Destruction Boise, Idaho, May 24. W) Three hundred prisoners rioted at Idaho state penitentiary for more than four hours Saturday before a tear-gas barrage broke their rebel- lion. The men started two fires, smashed furniture and broke win- dows' before state and city police routed them from Iheir stronghold in a barricaded recreation hall. The prisoners bad armed 'them- selves with butcher knives, and other crude weapons. "If anyone tries to go over the wall stop them, and .1 don't care how you do Warden L. E Clapp told guards. The choking prisoners finally stumbled from the gas-filled hall as police and guards held a ring of guns about them from the prison's.high walls. Approximately three-fourths of the prison's 'inmates had barri- caded themselves in the recreation hall. Guards fired tear gas after Clapp's ultimatum to surrender passed unheeded. Fire broke out in a new cell- block being constructed adjacent to the recreation hall when 1C guards went into the prison yard armed with clubs. They herded prisoners who were not involved in the riot into their cells, and a joined them. few of the rioters AH guards had been withdrawn from the interior of the prison shortly before the trouble broke out. None was taken hostage, Clapp said. Clapp reported the riot broke out when guards locked up four of five ringleaders, who, he said, at- tempted to take over the duties of a prison grievance committee. The prisoners took over the (Continued on Page 14, Column 4.) Air Force Backs Jet Airlines Washington, May force has reversed itself and assured the senate it favors'devel- opment of civilian jet air was learned Saturday. The information was communi- cated to Chairman Edwin C. John- of the senate commerce com- mittee after the Colorado Demo- crat had assailed the military po- sition on jet passenger planes as "entirely negative." During recent hearings on bills to aid civil aircraft development, Air Force Secretary Edwin V Huggins told the committee by letter that all (he bills should he deferred. He said development of jet air liners might interfere with military plane production After reading Huggins' letter Before the committee, Colonel John D. Bridges testified it was doubtful that jet development should be started now, even with- out government aid, because of effects on mili- tary production. But Air Force Undersecretary Koswell L. Gilpatric later dis- patched a letter informing John- son he understands the defense department favors jet transport de- velopment "at any time that it can be carried on without inter- (Continued on Page 14, Column 6.) The Weoffier FORECASTS BILLINCSS-Fair and conlinUEd warm AIRPORT WEATHER DATA ''1 'cath bureau for "sterdar: PredpKatton: lt June i <.7< sin" a ,E80' tai ot May a sea) 1. 58; total normal MONTANA AXD OUT-OP-STATE DATA Hroadus Suite Max. Mln. 46 MISMViiU 33 Cheyenne Chicago Havre Helena Max. Mln. BILUNGS, MONTANA, SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1952 Kansas City 71 Minneapolis 72 New Orleans if. U New York 15 JOSall Late 19 i 19 3 6 Tm counting on bipartisan sup- port of pur defense program to avoid doing what the house did. We are not playing politics and we arc not demagoging." z The bill which the senate nvill have before it Afonday was cleared through two commit- relations and armed services. An attempt in the latter committee to cut it by 400 million more was defeated, 7 to 6. Eleven Republican senators, led by Senator Welker of Idaho, will seek "to chop a full billion from the senate bill next week. If they fail in that they propose to cut a half billion. Red Migs Edge American Jets Tokyo, May built Jlig-15 iels, piloted by "the enemy's best" defeated American jet planes for the first time of the Korean war in a series of air battles last week, the Fifth air force disclosed Saturday. The air force's weekly summary showed the Migs shot down five American jets while losing four. In the past the Americans have won by an 8 lo-l ratio week after week. Three F-86 Sabre jets and two f-84 Tiumderjet fighters were lost in air battles while the F-86s were shooting down four Migs In addition the allies lost seven other planes to other causes. Schuman to affix his signature to the document in ceremonies here Monday morning. The decision was reached after a day-long threat by France to scuttle both the peace treaty and [he European army pact unless the United States congress and the British parliament gave formal guarantees that Germany would not later withdraw from the Eu- ropean army and form a separate, national military establishment. Fears 'that a stubborn holdout on the issue might prompt an American withdrawal from Eu- rope finally tipped the balance in favor of the signing. The French cabinet watered down its original stiff demand for (Continued on Page 7, Column 4.) Allied Patrols Raid Red Lines Seoul, Korea, May Allied patrols raided red positions on the eastern Korean battlefront Saturday, striking in the predawn darkness with hand grenades and machine guns. The United States Eighth armj reported, one patrol wiped out a 35-man communist platoon in a clash lasting one hour, 35 minutes. The allied patrol captured rounds of red machine gun ammu- nition, 200 hand grenades and small arms. United States Fifth air force fighters and bombers followed up their big raids Thursday and Fri- day on Kiyang with strikes on com- nunist front line bunkers. The air "orce reported several areas on the front were left strewn with scat- ered timbers. The Fifth air force reported that he week ended Friday was one of the worst of the war in the bal- ance sheet of air al- ied planes, including five in aerial combat, compared with four red lets downed. Three United Stales F-8S Sabre els and two F-84 Thunderjets were shot down by communist pilots. The other seven allied planes were destroyed by antiaircraft fire. Air force figures for the week did not include naval air losses Rescue flights indicated there were" at least two. The announcement made no comment on the loss of allied su- periority in air-to-air combat, but it came just two days after Ameri- ca's newest jet ace, Colonel Har- rison R. Thyng, Piltsficld, N.H, disclosed Sabre jet pilots had been South Africans Battle Policemen Johannesburg. South Africa, ,.au labor organizer meeting "the enemy's best" during wilom government ordered into the previous 15 days. Thyng, commander of the Fourth fighler-mterceptqn wing, said of the communist pilots recently 'They're aggressive. They want protect him. fight and their shooting has dcfi- inMnrtinff dv nitely improved." Other allied pilots said they be- (Continued on Page 14. Column 5.) Anglers Rescued By Helicopter Jcnner, Cal.. May i closed in. fishermen were rescued Saturday! The bespectacled Sachs called by coast guard helicopter from calm. But screaming women steep 85-foot rock off the out his words and pressed retirement under its act to sup- press communism was arrested Saturday at a protest meeting in front of the city hall as trade Forty persons, including six whites, were injured by police clubs in this incident of a nation- wide split over the nationalist policies of Prime Minister Daniel F. Malan. The labor organizer, E. S. Sachs, is a professed ex-communist. He has been genera! secretary of the Garment Workers union. He had spoken 10 minutes to a crowd of at the pro- test muting when the police county coast. [forward, brandishing slicks and The two men. not inimedialelyjflags. identified, had clung to their pre- In confused police made carious refuge for several hours a baton charge' to clear the citv jcfore (he helicopter dispatched 'rom San Francisco saved them. They were taken to a near-by leach, about one-quarter mile west of here. First reports of the incident did not indicate how the fishermen lad become stranded on Goat rock n Ihe surf just south of the mouth of the Russian river. hall's steps. Sachs was driven away in a police van. After falling back before the police charge, the crowd surged up the steps again. A front door of the city hall was smashed. About 15 police made a second charge. Men and women alike were knocked to the ground. Then the police with- drew and the meeting vesutncd.   

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