Norwich Sun, May 26, 1951

Norwich Sun

May 26, 1951

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Norwich Sun, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1951, Norwich, New York Till; Cloudy, sciUtt-'rtMl shuivers to- fouler Sinuliiy. ____ SUN TII.KKB IS No sloivliuusi.' si> uliHinlU-d iis (ho luimim mind. SIXTIETH YEAR NORWICH, N.Y., ;SATURDAY, MAY 20, -.1951 FIVE CENTS PER -COPY LONG RAILROAD WAGE DISPUTE ENDS; 33 CENT PAY ME GIVEN MEN Carriers Estimate The Cost Of The Over-All Wage Increases Will Be 97 Million Annually; Increases Are To Be Retroactive i To Exchange BILLION TAX HIKE OKAYED BY HOUSE WASHINGTON1 two- year-old dispute between the Brotherhood of Railroad Train- men and the nation's railroads has been settled. It was-announced Friday night. A formal statement reportinc the settlement was issued by the Brotherhood of Trulmrion and a committee representing the east- ern, western and southeastern railroads. About IT.n.OOo road aim yard employes are affected. The agreement provides for a wage increase of fii; cents per hour, or J2.G4 a day for yard- men and an increase of cents an hour or ]inr day. for roadmen. These increases, the announce- ment said, include the hourly in- crease of 12% cents to yardmen and five cents to roadmen previ- ously announced, and retroactive to October 1. The previous increases were au- thorised by the Army, which has been technical ty operating the railroads since last August. Presi- dent Truman ordered them taken over when a threat of a strike seemed likely to paralyze opera- tions. Carriers estimated the cost of the over-all wage increases at J97.000.000 a yean The formal announcement of the settlement said: "The wage increases are retro- active and payable follows: Yardmen will receive 21! cents per hour, effective October 1. 1950, 2 tents Jan. 1, 1951, 2 cents; Miireh 1, 1951, and an additional; 6 cents per hour under a cost-of living escalator clause 'April 1951; roadmen will receive 5 cents per hour pctober 1. 5 cents Jan. 1, 1951. 2 cents M.'ireh 1. 1951, and an additional, fi cents per hour under the cosi- of-livmg escalator clause April 1. 1951. "Yardmasters will receive wage increases similar to those granted the yardmen. "Dining car stewards will have their basic hours per moth re- duced from 225 to- 20fi without! reduction in pay. In addition, the j stewards will receive a total, pay Increase of per month, j payable as follows: ?4.10 per, month effective Jan. 1, SIS.02 per month effective March j 1.19jit, and ?12.30" per month effective Anril 1, Jftal. under the c.on-oMiving clause." Another provision in the settle- ment calls for the 40-hour week to ue established in principle for yardmen, hut both the unions and the railroads have agreed, under present emergency conditions and manpower shortages, to defer that until Jan. 1.' 1952. Jn the meantime workers on the individual railroads will have the option of working; either ihe present sev.en-day week or going to a six-day week. Or. K. Funstan fRESIDENT of. Trinity Collcee to Hartford, Conn., Dr. George K. Funston, 40, Is-expected O be tht next president of the New York Stock Exchange. Death Toll of 16 Now Listed by Navy In Launch Sinking NEWPORT, R. I. death toll of 16. and possibly 25, was indicated hy the navy Friday ;if- ter mi emergency rollcail aboard live vessels in the wake of a mo- tor launch sinking. The launch, with IS5 sailors aboard, went down Thursday morning in seas lashed by a north- east gale as it was returning men to five vessels after overnight shore leave. Two men were kiuiwn dea'd and 2fi hospitalized shortly after scores of dramatic rescues in which shipmates from other launches dived overboard to aid. The navy said most of the men In the capsized fiO-foot emit able to grub life jackets before she went down when heavy seas overwhelmed tlie bow. Friday the navy reported men missing. Of that uumber the navy said were ditiinitely aboard the lost and launch and one other could have been. None of the 13 missing was from New York 'state. The remaining were "unac- counted for'' altogether, the navy but presumably could have been among the victims. The only other possibility was that "sev- eral" of them were absent with- out leave, n spokesman for the destroyer Command Atlantic Fleet reported. Army Orders First Jet-Powered 'Copter WASHINGTON Army lias ordered its first jet-powered, collapsible helicopter. Plans call for a machine that can be folded and loaded aboard a Juep by two men using ordinary tools. It will be powered by two tiny jet only ;i fraction of a standard en nine. Onn will be attached to 'each of the two rotor blades. The Army, in announcing the order today, said the helicopter should prove'valuable for observa- tion and scouting work In the opening phases of airborne opera- tions. This indicated it probably would be dropped by parachute with airborne troops during a landing. It will carry only one man, pins a radio. The first one will be built by the American Helicopter Co. in Beach. Calif., from designs recently approved for the by Air Force experts at base in Dayton, Ohio. The Air Force has had experi- mental jet-powered 'copters of the ordinary type for some time. Mohawk Police Arrest 7 In Raid on Bingo Game MOHAWK Seven mem- burs of a lodge committee were arrested by village police in a raid on it bingo game held in the Odd Follows Temple. At the arraignment they plead- ed innocent to chargers of oper- ating a lottery and were paroled without hail in the custody of their attorney for a hearing Pri- day, Attorney Thomas Morris of Ilion, contended the game- was legal because no fee was collected for playing. U. S. Troops Sail for W. Europe XKW YORK than troops of tbo Kighlh reg- j imental com but team of the j Kourth infantry division sailed Friday on two transports to join American forces in Western Eu- rope. I fighter phines and blimps circled the transports Henry Gib- j bins and Gen. S. D. Sturgls as the I tunned soldiers embarked at Staten Island pier. They will Iund at Bremerhaveii with full battle year. CKTS SKI HVHXT STOWB, Vt. (iP) The nation- al downhill, slalom and combined ski championships will be held here next March, the Ml.- Mans- field Ski Club announced Friday. COLLEGE MEN ENTER CLASSROOMS FOR DRAFT TESTS Collins Testifies MacArthur Went Against Policy WASHINGTON An Chief ot Staff J. Luwton Collinb testified Friday that Gen. Douglas MacArthur went against Peiilagoi policy in Korea wheiu he sent U K. troops nean tlie horder last fall. Collins said MacArthur failed to heed the advice -of the joint chiefs of staff tiiat he halt tho United Nations advance.. Pome fi miles south of the Korea-Man- churia border.- The chief of staff's first, day of testimony to Senators investigat- ing MacArthnr's dismissal Drought sharp challenges from some Re- puhlk-ans.' They said he contra- dicted the testimony of Secretary of Defense Marshall and Gnu. Omar N. llradlcy that -Mac-Arthur never disobeyed a military, direc- tive. Collins himself said MacAr- tlmr's conduct was not considered "blatant disregard of orders." Friday's hearing wont straight to the heart., of, the Far Eastern contro'voFsy. "M'nuArthiir's critic" con tend the Chinese Communists might not have entered the Ko- rean War if U. S. -forces had stop- ped sho'rt uf the Vain river'boun- dary. MacArthur himself' coiitm the Chinese intervention was not caused hy Ms push-to the Collins testified early in tlie day that tlie Peiitairon. will issn shortly a new, top secret plan for carrying on the war in Korea. Ho wouldn't Rfve the Senators any details, even in [irivate. Then, under quest inning. IIP went into the Mac Arthur policies that administration and the joint chiefs of staff have rejected. "Did the joint chiefs of staff advise that it might he well to stop the (United Nations) ad- vance some five miles or so on a ridge hefory the Vatu was asked Senator McMa- ton "Yes. sir; at one slaee, of the (Continued on Page Five) Unidentified Plane Fired On in Egypt ALEXANDRIA. Esyjil guns opened fire Friday night against an unidenti- fied plane flying over forbidden irens of Alexandria. The plane flew away in a north- eastern direction without lit. A cuninniniiiuc issued by Alex andria's military authorities said the plane was a twin-engined teeehcraCt flying at Civilian aircraft are forbidden to ly over Ksypl's military installa lion areiis and palaces. NEW YORK inately college men from all over tho United Status enter classrooms today for tents that can determine whether -they'll stay college or be drafted for. military service. It's the first test of its kind in tlie history of the United States it ml probably the largest mass examination ever undertaken. The students will be scribbling. An- swers at more thiin test centers. Here's tho setup; Defer incuts have bcon granted until Aug. 20 for about draft-age college students In or- der them to take the teats to- day. June 10. June or July They had until Friday midnight to upply for the test. Their .scores will bo soul to' local draft boards within a month after tlie examinations. The marks will lie used along with college :gradcs in helping the draft board determine, who should rtunnln in college and who should miter HID armed services. Tlie decision is at the. draft board level, but the selective serv- ice lias recommended that seniors he permitted to complete their f-ducnjion nml seniors who want to go on to graduate school should bu In the upper hitlf of their class or score 75 in the test to be eligi- ble for deferment. Juniors should be in the upper three-fourths or ficoro 70; sopho- mores in the upper two-thirds or score 70: freshmen should be in the upper half or score 75. Students will be asked 150 questions In u tliruc-hour session. Tho test is divided into two sec- tions; verbal and mathematical. The most experienced bunch uf masters !n the field tho Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N, drawn up the questions. All'of tho staff have doctor of philosophy degrees. Tlie .service is conducting the exams grade them, using. latest electronic calculating inn.- j fihtnod In nrncpsfi, i FOND OF MACARTHUR, SAYS JAP MINISTER NKYV YOllK Kuro kawa. Japanese minister of health and welfare, arrived from London Friday, oil route to 'Washington to express the pratUnde of the Japanese to the United States foi its jissistnm-e. Me said that as a result of Am- erican 'assistance 25 por cent of tho homes destroyed in "Japan had been replaced. Aakcd for his re- action to Gen. Douglas Mac Ar- thur's removal, he said: "Cenunil MacArthur was with us for a Ions time-. We hud 11 re- spect and fondm-as for him and were sorry to sec htm KO. Wo linvc also respect for General HidKway, hut it is u little soon to have developed the siiniu sort or fondness. "FnndamentiiHy. the fouling rin Japan IK that we have a.fondness and respect for the United States. Anyone sent to us. is more of a symbol! We .accent, the 'occupation policy iis It Is." If Enacted Will Lay Heavier Load On Taxpayers, Corporations WASHINGTON (XP> .A Mil designed to increase tuxes by. a 'more was tenatively approved Fri- day by the House Way and Means Committee. .If finally, enacted, lay a considerably heavier load on individual income taxpayers, cor- porations, and scores of items subject to federal excise taxes. The estimated total revenue in- crease is far from firm. Staff experts said it may hit This compares with the asked by Presi- dent Truman to keep the rearma- ment drive on a pay-as-we-go- basis. Roughly the bulk of the added revenue is expected to come from the following1 sources: Individual income tax. 000.000, a flat per cent in- crease would apply to capital trains as well as other income. The result would be to make the ef- fective "rate on long term capital gains per cent, rather than 25. Corporations. Tlie regular tax rate would be raised five percentage points, a larger portion of earnings would he made subject to the excess pro- Ills tax. and the overall ceilinjr on the ymount uf all kinds of taxes that could lie levied against a company would he increase from 02 per cent of net earnings to 72 per cent. 'Kxrisp tax increases and addi- tions. Rates would go up .on liiiuor. dgarets, gaso- line and automobiles. new (Continued on Page Four) Elks Urge Selling Idea of Freedom to American Youth JAMESTOWN" The York State Elks Association called on all hii si nesses industries' ALLIED FORCES SMASH AHEAD ACROSSKOREA Many Reds 'Reported Killing Selves. Rather Than Face Attacks TOKYO -Allied offen- sive smashed ahead Saturday all across the Korean pen instil; Armored columns thrust deeper into Red North Korea' lit hot pui suit of the retreating Cummu uists. AP Correspondent Nate Polo- weuky reported from U. -S. Eighth Army huadqiiurtur.s that some Chinese arc fighting suicidal rear-suard hat ties in efforts to keep open a six-mile escape route1 near Parallel 38 on the east-ceil tral front. Chinese prisoners reported many Ileds are commit- tine suicide deliberately rather than face continued Allied bomb- ing or risk being shot by their own officers for retreating. The heaviest fighting apparent- ly was on the Flange-Inje road on the enst-contral front, some 25 air miles inland from the east coast. United Nations armorpd columns already were four miles, inside Red Korea in that sector.' The Allies werp battling to cut off the retreat of an estimated two Chinese army corps, some 60.000 men. Fifth Air Force ARMY LOOSES RECORD T.N.T. EXPERIMENTAL BLAST AN ARMY TEST EXPLOSION of 160 tons of T.N.T. sends black clouds a half mile into the desert sky at the Dugway, Grounds. By this greatest of mnn-made blasts of a .non-atomic nature, engineers collected data on structural resistance to shock waves. The explosive energy released was approximately one-fifth that ol an atomic bomb, according to attending Army experts. (Intemotional Democrats Select Chicago as 1951 with Allied artillery pound- miVPnHftll PltV !il the escape route incessantly. vUIIVvIHIUH vllj DK.WER (-P) Amid predic- tions of a "sweeping victory" addition to smashing across Pa 38 in the Injo area. Unit- ed Nations tank-infantry teams. Friday crossed the old political j 195-. Democrats voted to 10 boundary in at least two other j Friday to nominate their presi- places. Idential candidate in Chicago next Anaiitst spotty resistance. Al-j lied columns thrust into Red northwest of nium-hnn. 4T. I chairman, who told delegates they lies northeast of Seoul, and must be prepared to meet a Re- publican "smear" campaign next year, said the convention will open on July 21 next year. This would follow the Republi- can National Convention by two weeks. There were indications Indictment Found In Kidnap-Slaying Of Patricia Hull SANTA ANA. Calif. hoy guitar player Henry Kurd Mc- Cracken was charged Friday with kidnaping and killing Patricia Jean Hull, 10 years old. After hearing evidence front- -1 witnesses, the county grand jury took I u minutes to Wlllaiin M. national j indict him for murder, kidnaping northeast of Uijonghu. which II miles north of the old Korean capital. Bradley to Confer With Eisenhower; To Receive Degree WASHINGTON Gen Omar Hradley will leave for Kurupe June 1 to confer with Friday to use their advertising to "sell the idea of..'freedom" to American youth. The association, holding its "Sth annual convention here, said in a resolution that such a cam- paign was needed to overcome the and immediately ffects Communist propaganda. wjth -Soviet the resolution' me of thc yvestern staled, "is engaged in a conspira-, ]mwprs oin. cy todestroy by force and violence i j.j-dj, and Mlc 'prench chiefs of the political, social and economic lKtafi'. structure of the United States." D. Eisenhower and other North Atlantic military leadens and' to receive ;in decree from Camhrldge university. The chairman of the joint ipfs of .staff said he would reach He wiu K0 Jllnc fi to conrer with tlie British chiefs Queenshorongh lodge, Elmhurst. Of stuff find Arim. Robert R. Car- Frank O'Conlior of thc Atlantic and Mcdi- ill be L. I.. WHS elected president of the jney. U. fi. naval t-om'mande association to succeed Roy D. Mar- the Eastern of Klmira. Re-elected were terranean. William R. Cook of Elmhurst. j The following day he secretary, and Claude Y. Cush- j at Cambridge university man, Pinghamton. treasurer. i Winners- of the annual state J Klks youth leaders hip program sponsored hy the association's youth program committee, were .Milton K. Eiler. .Jr.. of Troy and Mary Ann Murtaugh of Jamacia, U I. The association selected Iluffalo ceive the honorary degree of doc- of law. its next convention May 15-17. 15152. set fo Iran Will Fight To End For Oil Nationalization TEHRAN, Iran an enin- I ion-parked news conference. Premier .Mohammed Mossadegh said Friday Iran will "fight to the end" for oil nationalization. Me warned that any attempt by NO MlSCO.Yhl'OT Ilriiain or any other country to TALLAHASSEE. Fla. (Jp) A block his government's move to legislative committee studying take over Iran's vast oil rcFonrcrs of political corruption in those held by the Florida reported Friday that it j ISritish-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil failed, to "establish improper rori- dnct" by an state .constitutional Company "will soon hi the entire free world totbe brink- of stealing. McCnujketi.. a sof l-jowled man or was arraigned imme- diately by Superior .Midge Ilobun Ciurdiier. He was returned to the county jail without bail. The court wiil take his plea June ii. McCracken's atloi'ni'j'. George Chnla, has Indicated a de that the Demnrrats either will j of llf jnVk President Truman as their. is btn) standard bearer again adherents fought strongly influenced hy any other choice he m-.ilte Philadelphia to tlie last for tlie convention but finally made it Boyle told National committee members In an address at a wind- up banquet that his surveys of voting trends and reports from party workers "point conclusively tn another sweeping Democratic victory in the 1952 election." He said, however, that the parly had better he prepared to defend its record vigorously against Re- publicans he charged are trying to "confuse and delude" Ihe voters. "We are faced with an opposi- tion which has nothing to offer j the people of this country slander, smears and empty slo- he declared. the Maryland election of last year in'Which Senator I'.ut- ler, Republican, defeated former Senator Tydinps. Democrat, dem- onstrated that "Republican lead- ers of this country are willing to resort to the use of imported po- Contmned on Page Four j iiisanily is "a stronp p A convicted PPX otiemler. Mc.- Gracltcn has stolidly denied being with the girl, althu several wit- nesses have cliiiuied thuy saw them together l t. Pittuntay aff noon. McCrnckcn'adniitH only that he went to the .same movta mati- nee in JJuciia Park, Calif., thai Pulrk'ia att which sho n Her but tc buried in Trabmro day, cndrti and front evor retni'iicd. rod body was I'oiinil Staff to Educational Video Due for Opposition Regents Board Told TAKES THE CAKE AS YEAR'S FATHER MacArthur Still Is "Mulling" Rand Offer Jljn-- Arthnr still is "thinking ovur" the offer on'an executive position Remington Rand inc.. at a year. ufiicial of the Bridgeport, Conn., firm was reported Friday j to have disclosed this durins visit here. MacArthur recently dropped in on James Hand, the corporation's president. He was reported then to have leased an. estate in Darieu. Remington Rand's Xi-JW YORK f'ty) The i'IO TriLiiPpcrt Workers Friday railed a liiilf diiy work foi- HUM Friday by 10.000 employes n f the city's subway system. It. was itericribud as u over a proposal to shorten thc'i' work week at expo use wages unif'ii said tin- wnrk liago Inconvfuicun; tin- pub lie. iiu involved. The demonstrators are sched- uled lo leave thtsir jub.s tn IIINKK before Cily NAMED "FATHER OF THE YEAR" by the National Father's Day Committee, in New York, Sen. Estes Keiauvcr, of presented with a cake by Girl Scout Susan 'Jeffrey, U. He .was chosen for his "outstand- ing achievement" in exposing organized crime, and also as the father of four children, "Father's TJny" will be celebrated June jCrnfcrnafionaO IIKIT.U.VS KING HAS LONDON IKIP a mild Duck ing ha in palace Friday. Tin' the King, who is Mi. is heiiiL1 treated fit his room and has liei'n (wo uil'n-ial en- foi- today ai'.d In mor- row. id Conn., near Xorwalk plant. IiUFFAI.0 W) Tho chair- man of the State Board of Re- gents' rmninittee nn television Friday the hoard not hu misled hy thy acclaim" given its for an educational tele- vision itftworlr. "Thu higgest tight is yet tu come." s-.-iid Jacob 1" Hollzmanu uf New Yorli Cily in a report to iioard. He said commercial television groups would light the plan, altho they do not oppose ducational television outlets as HIH'll. Tlie Regent.-; conducted their meeting in Buffalo in :J2 years yesterday ;mil today. The hoard proposed tlie 11- statinii tuluvision network in' a lietithm i'tled with the Federal Omniumirat ions Commissinn May 7. itcplicK from interested parties m'tiKt bu filed-ijy-J line 7 and the FFC! will open !ifi.'r rings after July 7 on rarmarJfing ct-rtain TV chrinnolfa- for educational Tlie sugiit.'Ktt.'d slat network would rfquire an initial invest- ment of So.50n.000, which would to he apporiirlated Ity tho LuEistature. Tlie 11 stations, H'itttprpil IhR siatfi. would K: npL-it to edui'iiUonal and cul- tural nisi Millions us a meant; of tiltlir odiu-alion. The IxKird appropriiitnti I from its own funds .today to pay i fur tccJniical and other espcnsus in pui'Stiiiig the campaign with nit; Fix- Empire State Building Is Sold For 50 Million NEW YORK multi-mil- lion dollar syndicate has arranged to liny tin? Km pin? Slnte Building, thf1 talkvt in i.he world ami one ct Hi': inoiit. Tlin I'fJS'ortL'ri sain price is or ahout.what it cost in (iron, (he lou-glory' huililiug years ;tgu. Tiic [inrchascrs .'ire Koger Ti. Sir-veils lilirl If. Cllincy. Jr.. Ut'irnit nial men. and nen Tctl'in, Hollywood lieacfi. Fla., luxury hotiil owner. Tl: >y have IJJ'K I'fa! catate to- he fore. TO WASillNt'.TON and Navy aidos will lay. for I'rcsidVnt Trutiian up.vt Wednos- al .Memorial Day R.xenrispa for the dead of all wars in Arlington Xational Cum y lory. UNITARIANS REJECT EXEMPTION REFUSAL ROSTO.N' Unitarian after heated debate Thursday night a resolution proposing tliat ministers refuse to claim exemp- tion from mrlit.ary service PRICING CHARTS ABOLISHED FOR THE SMALL RETAILERS j The pnv-jr rllt icCK somo relief gins luive bec-n the K nnclt-r the retailers' ceiling prici resulaUou. The order hy offic f P Those whu favored the resoln- [stabilization pives these small lion- argued that the present, so-; tfiiiers tiie option of pricing lective service act discriminates I their goods under the against clergymen by j regulation or continuing to pricu them exemption while physicians under the general freeze ;tt. levels thru were being called. Thc delegates adopted a reso Intion at their concluding c lliiig for ratification of n pro- under Ihe regulation and the vol- poscil merger of the Unitarian i ume .business done hy each iind tlniversiilist denominations if retailer must In; taken int effect from last Dec. 1 i) .Ian. 25. liotli the of synods GO per cent of churches voted all Unitarian favor. ii KAU KAST A 111 POST TOKYO, IVP) The Far East Air Forces Junionnced Friday tlm appointment of Brls- Gen.-Uohorl II. Torrill to succeed Brljj. CJen, James- 13. Hrlggs aa' commaitdRr of Its Tinmbor Command. ation to deU-rinuio wheth- vr a snuill retailer is exempt from chart filing provisions, thfi Ul'S sit id. OI'H made clear that UHJ relief amendment in no way exempts any store from price controls. A supplementary pricing order will be issued the first, small "retailers remaining under The price agency gave 110 hint a? to the provisions of this supple- i mciitJiry order. (IPS said small si ores I the option of pricing trtuJer the general price freeze must con- ilnne under that until other moth- uls of price- controls are provided A'reHulafion to provide thest! is under consideration. At MIR ?iitne t.iino, OPS warned ;i Unit nil other retailors, estimated [at 10S.OOO items controlled I undiM- the retailers' rofiiilation and not eligible I" umler general must file their pric> JUET charts hy HI. An addi- tititiiU day h; -Kntnlnd .because the j nffeutivo dat-O uf lUiiy IH ;i j holiday. Kutailers wlio intisl. filo Mio charts cnnnot contiuiie 'to sell their gnnds ipsnlly after May ;tl wiihont filing. OPS said them will he no extension of that dead- line. ;