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Hamilton Daily News Journal (Newspaper) - March 6, 1951, Hamilton, Ohio Buy and Buy Savings Bonds 1 Best Investment Gecatt MAMph *f Sutler aunty frond jury return* 55 intfictmenU HAMILTON JOURNAL tOm hamilton in i79k fentetH ai iteoft4-c1*�4 fnttttf Pth. 14, 19J3, �t po�t-ffies �t HtmlHon, Ohio, ander aet et Mirth 3. 137$. TtttlSDAY, MARCH 6, 19*1 VOL. 65-NO. 64 PRICE FIVE CENTS 90,000 *r �2 Nett* family of possiblt te�Atrft. 18 PAGES WEATHER SHOWERS LATE TONWHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH WINDY AND TURNING COLDER WEDNESDAY. LOWS TONIGHT AROUND 45-50. REDS BELIEVED MASSING FOR ATTACK % ? $ 3> 4> $ ? ? ? ? * i4rrft;y /ssues Ca// For 60,000 Draftees In May Former Foreign Minister Of Czechs Reported Slain C Associated Press > New York, March 6. Unconfirmed underground reports received here last night from -Czechoslovakia said that former Foreign Minister Vlado Clementis had been slnin trying to flee his communist captors and that President Klement Gottwald and Premier Antonin Zapotocky were under house arrest. The special committee of free Secrecy Blankets R. F. C. Loan Probe Names Of Solons Involved Will Not Be Revealed ( Associated Press > Washington, March 6. Investigating senators agreed today to keep secret the names of their colleagues who may have accepted free vacation stays at the swank Saxony hotel in Miami Beach, FJa., where the cheapest room is $30 a day. The name of one senator already had been mentioned, although not in that connection, in a senate hanking subcommittee's inquiry into charges of political influence in loans made by the Reconstruction Finance corporation (R.F.C.). Senator Bennett (R-Utah), a �ubcommittee member, said yesterday the group had learned Senator Murray (D-Mont.) wrote a letter in 1949 urging approval of a one million dollar R. F. C. loan to another Miami Beach luxury hotel, the Sorrento. Other Testimony The subcommittee also received testimony that: 1. White House Aide Donald Dawson *has been a non-paying guest at the Saxony, an RFC borrower, on at least three occasions. 2. Hilton W. Robertson, R. F. C. official who helped to get approval of the Saxony's $1,500,000 loan in 1949, received a rent-free two weeks' vacation at. the hotel with his wife and daughter the following winter. 3. Senator Murray's son, James Murray, received $21,000 in attorney fees after the loans were made to the Saxony, Sorrento and the Maxwell company, a firm which sold furniture to both hotels. Maxwell got R.F.C. loads totaling one million dollars. Robertson had a hand in approval of all three loans. Senator Murray was not in Washington yesterday. Aides said he probably would have no comment until! he had studied the testimony. ORDER CRACKDOWN ON SICK LEAVES Columbus, O., March 0. (IP)- Gov. Frank J. Lausche today ordered the state highway department to do its own checking on employes' sick leave, disregarding doctors' certificates. The governor tolu Louis L. Drasler, of Cleveland, division 12 engineer, that ho was holding him personally responsible for the efficient operation of the division. He ordered Drasler to call all division 12 subordinates in for a 'lecture on alleged abuses of sick leaves and a warning that such abuses will be disciplined by firing. Governor Lausche said one man -who drove a truck to Indianapolis while on department sick leave-has been fired. REPORT NO SURVIVORS IN BOMBER CRASH Slauuton, Va, March 6. (IP) - An overdue B-26 bomber from Langley Air Force boeo crashed and burned on a Blue Ridge mountainside near hero last night, State police said first reports indicated there were no survivors. At least two bodies have been found. FIRE AND SxY&SIO* ROOK BUTADIENE PLANT Monaca, Pa., March 6. (#�) - Fire and explosion today rooked the government-owned Butadiene plant, operated by Koppers com, pany near this Ohio river ccun-munity some 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Two men were burned. The five broke out iu alcohol tanks used in the production of Butadiene, a. principal ingredient fif fyuttteUe rubber,  Czechoslovakia-a group of political exiles from the Red ruled Czechoslovakia-made the reports public. They said Gottwald and Zapotocky had opposed Russian demands that some of Czechoslovakia's heavy industry be dismantled and shipped to Poland and the Soviet Union. The two top officials were also said to :iave refused demands to send skilled .Czech workers to factories in the Soviet Union. The report eaid Foreign Trade Minister Antonin Gregor "had been removed frsm office and arrested in the same nationwide purge of "Titoist plotters" charged with putting national interest above those of the Soviet bloc. Recent direct official announcements in Prague have said that more than 200 persons, including top communist officials, have been arrested in the current purge. The government said Clementis was taken in custody for plotting to bring Czechoslovakia into the western camp. � �� Rubber Workers Consider Strike ( Associated Press > Cincinnati, March 6. The United Rubber Workers Union, C.I.O., today notified the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company that 25,000 workers in 10 plants may strike at the end of the month. Union and company negotiators have been in session here since January 9 trying to reach an agreement on a new work contract. "Failure to reach a satisfactory agreement on any major issue after more than seven weeks caused us to take the strike notice action," Paul E. Bowers, special representative of the union, told newsmen. The negotiators are continuing their daily meetings, however, he added. Goodyear granted workers a pay increase of 12 cents an hour last October, raising the average worker's pay to $2 an hour, it was reported. SHIPS COLLIDE IN DELAWARE BAY Lewes, Del., March 6. (IP)-Two ships collided this morning in fog-shrouded Delaware Bay. One of them radioed a few minutes later that it was "probably sinking." Radio reports to the coast guard identified the vessels as the S. S. Bertha Brovig, a 2,415-ton vessel of Norwegian registry, and the 3,365 ton Danish freighter Uran-ienborg. The Bertha Brovig, which normally carries a. crow of 30, sent out a radio call for assistance shortly after the collision about 7:30 a. m. The Uranienborg, which left Philadelphia last night after discharging a cargo of raw sugar, reported only slight damage. MYSTERY WITNESS ON WAY TO N. Y. New York, March 6. (IP)-The Brooklyn Eagle said today that a man it described as "Mr. Go-Be-tween," who has been hiding in Florida for six weeks, is hurrying to New York in his automobile to tell authorities what he knows of the basketball scandal. The Eagle said the man called Ben Gould, its basketball sports writer, last night from Dunn, N. C, and told him: "I know a lot about this. What I have to say will involve big names - big people such as you never dreamed would be mixed up in this.'.' He told Gould he intended "to help Eddie." "Eddie," the Eagle said, is Edward Gard, former Long Island university player under arrest as contact man for Salvatore Sol-lazzo, alleged key fixer, with several players accused of rigging scores to keep within gamblers' point spread, SEVEN (WMMUNIBtT EXECUTED IK GREECE Athens, March e. (IP) - A fir* ing squad executed eeven communists in Salonika yesterday. Thev had been sentenced to death by a military tribunal after being charged with attempting to set up a new underground movejneat in Salo�iki, BILL TO TAKE 18-YEAR-OLDS NEAR VOTE Measure To Set 181 Years As Limit Defeated SENATE Votes To Put 2-Year Limit On Service; Opposition To U.M.T. Fades ( Ansoclnted Press ) Washington, March 0. The army today called for 00,- 000 men from the draft in May. This brings the total army requests ft>r draftee: to 590,000 since drafting began last year. The other military services depend upon voluntary enlistments for their manpower. The army call for 60,000 in May is 20,000 under the monthly requests it has made since January. _ Washington, March 6. (^-Administration leaders drove today for early senate passage of the bill to draft 18-year-olds, Avith Senators Robert A. Taft and I 1 John W. Bricker, both Ohio re- 1 I publicans, yesterday voted for f f an amendment to lower the I f draft age to I8V2 years. The I I amendment was defeated, 55-31. | itiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiMiriiiiiiriliiiiiiiiiiiiiililiiiiiiitiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiitiuiiitijitiiitiiiiiitiiiininiiiiiitii' the old issue of Universal Military Training at stake. Senator Taft (R-Ohio) lined up with Senators Bricker (R-Ohio)' and Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo.) in an effort to knock a U.M.T. provision out of the manpower measure. Up To President The administration's bill would set up the machinery for universal training, although it would not go into operation until the President certified that the need for compulsory service had passed. Senator McFarland of Arizona, the democratic leader, said the senate will hold a night session tomorrow, if necessary, to get final action on the measure then. The house has not yet acted; its armed services committee is still holding hearings. Senator Lyndon Johnson (D-Tex.), floor manager for the bill, predicted confidently that the senate will beat down the U. M. T. opposition. He also predicted the senate will defeat an amendment by Taft to limit operation of the (Continued On Ptive 10) MOTHER OF FIVE SHOT TO DEATH Marietta, O., March 6. (IP) - Mrs. Delphia Elizabeth Martin, 41-year-old divorcee and mother of five children, was shot to death last night, A companion, Harold Hayes Rush, age 23, said his .22 caliber rifle discharged accidentally. Authorities held Rush for questioning. The shooting took place ae Ilia couple was motoring from Lowell, where Rush lives, to Marietta, where Mrs. Martin resided. Rush said he saw an animal moving in a field; that ho took hie loaded rifle from the car, and it went off. The bullet struck Mrs. Martin in the temple. WELDER'S TORCH CAUSES $100,000 WARREN FIRE Warren, O., March 6. (IP)-An arc from a repairman's welding torch burned into a gasoline tank and started a $100,000 fire at the Brainard Steel company last night. Sid Anderson, a maintenance and machine shop employee of the Sharon Steel corporation subsidiary, was repairing a high-lift tow truck, the kind used to lift pallets in warehouses. His electric welder accidentally burned a small hole in the truck's gas tank-a pencil-thin stream of gas shot out and ignited. COUPLE REPORTS THEFT Or $3,000 UFE SAVINGS Cleveland, March 6, (IP) - The $3,000 life savings Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. McKamie kept hidden in a trunk was gone today. Mrs. Mc-Ivumie told police someone stole the money yesterday while she was out of the bouia, Welcome Home To U. S. Marines Special To Joiirnnl-NeiTS. San Francisco, March 6.-The welcome sign and band is out for 1,174 First division United States Marines as the transport General Breckenridge moves into its pier at San Francisco. Some 400 of the marines aboard were convalescent wounded the others were coming home under the recently enacted Marine Corps rotation program for their fighting men in Korea. New Blizzard, Cold Wave Plays Havpc In Midwest; Death Toll Mounts To 20 ( Associated Press ) Chicago, March 6. A new blizzard and cold wave knifed into the snow-plagued upper midwest region today leaving at least four victims frozen in western Canada and Montana. The storm, accompanied by intense cold, scudded across western Canada and Montana and pushed iiijto Wyoming and the Dakotas. Cold wave warnings were issued for Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. A mother and her two children perished during a horseback ride from their stalled car in the Mon- THOUSAND MARINES BACK FROM KOREA San Francisco, March 6. (IP) - Some 1,000 marine veterans of Korea began wading ashore through three days of red tape- all that separates them from a furlough home. The veterans - 1,107 First Division leathernecks "who came cheering through the Golden Gate yesterday - were promised they would be paid off and granted 30 day leaves by Friday, if possible. The promise came from Col. L. C. Miller, commanding officer of Marine Barracks at Treasure island in Sun Francisco bay. The leathernecks are veterans of the bitter, battling retreat from Changjin reservoir. Most of them were wounded, 400 convalescing. But all were walking. And all happy to be among the first returned home under the marines' new rotation system. They lined the rails of the Transport U. S, S. Breckinridge shouting: "Have no fear, the First is here." GALVIN TO SPEAK AT LANCASTER EVENT Washington, March 0. (IP) - Chairman William M. Boyle, Jr., of the democratic national committee, said yesterday Undersecretary of Labor Michael J. Calvin will speak at a Jefforson-Jaekfion day dinner March 29 in Lancaster, O. REPEAL PAYROLL TAX AT GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS Columbus, O., March 6. (IP) - City council at nearby Grandview Heights last night repealed an emergency 1 per cent payroll tax it passed only last January. The tax never raised a penny for the city. But many employers have been withholding the tax. They were instructed to give it back to their workers. HOLLYWOOD *OANTEEN TO REOPEN JULY 4 Hollywood, March 6. (IP)-The Hollywood Canteen, one of the bright spots of any war, will reopen July 4. Film personalities again will entertain servicemen free of charge, as they did iu World War a. tana blizzard. More than 35 passengers of three stalled buses Avcre marooned overnight in 20 degrees below zero cold in Alberta, Canada. In British Columbia, the frozen body of Mrs. A. Wcisner, aged 40, was found a short distance from the spot she left a midnight bus during the storm. Visibility Zero The storm-third in the Midwest in seven days-cut visibility to zero and sent the mercury skidding far below zero in Montana and North Dakota. It brought the week's storm death toll to at least 20. Overnight temperatures of 30 degrees below zero were forecast for northern Montana. The mercury was not expected to rise above five below to 15 below zero today in North Dakota. . Winds up to 70 miles an hour raked parts of Nevada. The winds ripped away 40,000 square feet of roofing in a low-cost housing project at Carson City, forcing 27 families to leave. The galo also smashed Carson City shop windows and snapped off big trees at their bases. The- Montana exposure victims WILSON TO CALL ON PRESIDENT Key West, Fla., March 6. (IP)- Labor's revolt against the defense mobilization program brought Charles E. Wilson here today for a conference with President Truman. The defense mobilization director flow in from Fort Lauderdale, where his family has been vacationing, for a heart-to-heart talk with President Truman at the Little Wihte House on this naval submarine station. The United Labor Policy committee has turned thumbs down on Wilson and his mobilization program on grounds it is dominated by "big business." I HUNTER AIMS AT CROW, \ i HITS FIREWORKS PLANT \ \ Pearl River, N. Y., March (3. I \ (IP)-A hunter aimed at a | | crow, pulled the trigger-and | up went the fireworks factory. " A small fireworks plant blew | up, windows and dishes were " shattered for a mile around, communities, 15 miles away | were rocked. | Air raid wardens came run-| ning, and police and firemen i sped from nearby Now York | and New Jersey towns. I Hundreds of sightseers �j | flocked to the plant near here I 1 on the Hackensack river near f I the state boundary, i One man three miles away I said he was thrown from his ! I couch, 1 The frightened hunter, Frank ; Perkins, Jr., age 24, forgot his = crow, Ho jumped in the river, \ | he was so scared. j ^iuiuumMiiitmiumiiiiiuuiimHiwiiiuiiuitui�uv�ui^)ititi(Mii0i,>>s''iwii|ifi<iitit were Mrs. Ross Christey, about 2S, her daughter, Linda, ago 3, and son, Sammy, nine months. They were driving nine miles to the ranch of Mrs. Christey's sister-in-law when the car stalled in t:io blizzard and-10 degree cold. Wind wrecked the hayrack her sister-iii-law brought to their rescue and the Christeys started the mile trip to the ranch on one of the horses. The horse turned up at the ranc;i riderless. Rescuers found the bodies after an all night search. BIG 3 TO REPLY TO SOVIET BID Paris, March G. (IP) - The western Big Three delegations met at the French foreign ministry today to frame their answers to a Russian-proposed agenda for a foreign ministers conference. The meeting was preliminary to a resumption of: four power talks later today, when representatives of Britain, the United States, Franco and Russia start sifting ideas and juggling words in an attempt to reach agreement on an agenda for their bosses. The United States and British delgations worked late last night on their reports to Washington and London oi/yesterday's opening meeting. Today they were reported to have received reactions from their homo governments. WOMAN TO TAKE SECURITIES POST Cleveland, March 6. (IP)-For the first time in the state's history, a woman is to Imvo the job of looking out for Ohio investors. Next Monday Miss Margaret A. Mahoney, a Cleveland attorney, steps into the $7,�20-a-year post of state securities division chiof. She may stay in the job as long as she wants if the governor is satisfied to keep her there. Ernest J. Cornell, another Cleve-lander, left the securities post last week to head the bureau of unemployment compensation. Miss Mahoney said she oxpectod to make but few changes in Cornell's policies. PLAN TO MAIL* SPECIAL AUTO TAGS THIS WEEK Columbus, 0., March 6. (IP) - Don't fret if you haven't received your special automobile license plates. Robert E. Foley, state registrar of motor vehicles, says the plates with low numbers and letter combinations are being mailed piecemeal this year to give the mailman a break. All 90,000 should be in the mail thiajveek, he added. VANDENBERG REMAINS IN SERIOUS CONDITION Grand Rapids, Mich., March 6. (IP)-Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich.) rested comfortably yesterday, said a report on his condition. Tlio senator, ago (3(3, remains in serious condition, however, after his relapse a week ago from a serin of operatioui, Pass Bill To Probe Subversives ( Associated Press ) Columbus, O., March 6. The state scnale approved ft move to investigate subversive activities in Ohio last night and got a spine-tingling shock an hour later when a Fourlh-of-July type torpedo exploded almost under the Cnpitol dome. The blast which echoed noisily through the huge rotunda appeared to lie a prank. Cnpitol guards found the torpedo's paper wrapping, which was about two-thirds the size of a .12-gauge shotgun shell. By comparison, the fireworks in tho senate chamber which pre-cefcd passage of the anti-subversives inquiry were quiet. Senator Mark McElroy (D-Cuyahoga), former member of the Army Security Intelligence corps, argued futilely against what he called the unnecessary breadth of the resolution setting up the investigation. Unanimous Action The senate defeated M.cElroy's limiting amendment on a voice vote. The senate approved the investigation 29-0. Three members were absent and McElroy had left the floor before the final vote was taken. The investigation resolution originated in the house and was approved 118-0 there The 10-membcr senate-house committee, when it is organized, will , look into communist and other subversive activities in the state. Hardly had the echoes of the debate died away before Senator Albert Daniels (R-ilighland) began a lengthy attack on the budget message delivered last Thursday by Gov. Frank J. Lausche. The governor, Daniels concluded after reciting a number of figures on tax collections in tho last 18 months, has underestimated Ohio's revenues for the next two years by at least thirty-eight million dollars. Senator Anthony J. Celebrezze (D-Cuyahoga) came to the governor's defense with the observation that his estimate of state revenues i;, as good as Daniels'. Senate Minority Leader Joseph Bnrtunek (D-Cuyahoga) supported Celebrezze. DROP EXPECTED IN FOOD PRICES Washington, March 6. (IP)-A national farm leader said today there is a good chnneo that farm and food prices will decline somewhat during the months ahead. John H. Davis, executive secretary of tho National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, said such a development is quite likely if farm production continues at current high levels. A recent agriculture department report showed that farm prices reached a record level in mid-February. However, some farm products - particularly hogs and grains-have declined since that time. Davis said much of I lie increase in food prices since the start of tho Korean Avar could bo attributed to "scare" buying and stockpiling by housewives, retailers and others fearing possible shortages. --.- ARMED FORCES GOAL OF 115,000 IN CANADA Ottawa, March (3. (/P)-Canada expects to put army brigades of about (i,000 men each in both Korea and Europe this year-and to do it entirely through voluntary enlistments. The Canadian goal is 115,000 in tho armed forces by 1054--including women-something the fourteen million-population do minion has never tried in peacetime. The army, navy and aii force now total about 06,000 men �---> BONZO PERISHES IN CALIFORNIA FIRE Thousand Oaks, Calif., March 6. (IP) - One of Hollywood's most engaging comics, a fivo-year-old little fellow named Bonzo, is dead. A veteran of scores of movies and television shows, Bonzo was performing chimpanzee and a top scene stealer. lie was suffocated along with three other upes and a baby kuu guroo when fire broke out iu the chimp house of tho World Jungio Compound* LARGEST FORCE CONCENTRATED AT HONGCHON Enemy Troops Below 38th Number 300,000 I). S. MARINES Advance Against Stubborn Resistance; 6-Inch Snow Falls Over Front ( AnnocIii(u<1 I'i'cnn ) Tokyo. March �. Parka-clad American marines attacking over new fallen snow drove slowly ahead today in central Korea. The Chinese Reds resisted bitterly. The Leathernecks were pushing toward the key communications hub of Hongchon, 15 miles north of recaptured Hoengsong. Some of . the Marine elements were 11 miles from Hongchon. The Chinese Reds are believed to have concentrated their largest frontline forces at Hongchon. General MacArthur said another big Red force-the Chinese Third Field army-is moving toward the front from northeast Korea to support the Communist Fourth Field army. MacArthur's report was the first indication of a. large shift by tho Third Field army, lie said it was comprised of several army corps,"possibly up to 00,000 men. Heavy Losses Despite losses of an estimated 22,250 troops since the United Nations resumed its limited offensive, February .21 the Chinese and North Koreans are believed to number ;-100,000 below parallel LIS in South Korea. Lt. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, commander of allied ground forces in Korea, told a news conference the Reds have plenty of men to launch a big counter-offensive. On the balllefront, a six-inch snow fall slowed tho determined allied push Tuesday through the craggy mountains and ricc-paddied valleys across the peninsula east of Seoul. Units of the First Marine division took hill 336 three miles northeast of Hoengsong Tuesday after other elements punched to points four miles north and northwest of the rubbled town Monday. Taemi Taken On the East-Central front, Korean Reds fought bitterly from log bunker dugouts on rugged ridges near Taemi, a mountain stronghold from which they.were routed Monday. Taemi is 10 miles northwest of Pangnini, eastern road junction of one of the main East-West highways running to Hoengsong and Seoul. The Reds' new positions wero under assault by the United States Second and Seventh divisions. , A combination A in e r i c a n-(Continued On I'nue HI) PACKARD GIVES WAGE INCREASE Detroit, March 6. (IP)--Smaller companies in the auto industry began lining up behind the "big three" today in the five cents an hour cost of living wuge increase. Packard was the first, announcing the boost for its 9,000 production workers. Ultimately a total of one million auto workers are expected to get the added nickel an hour under escalator wage contracts. It brings tho average pay to about $1.83 an hour. Since tho week-end General Motors, Ford and Chrysler have given the raise to 505,000 employees for a total of an estimated $.14,000,000 for the uext three months. ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL APPOINTED Columbus, O., March 6. (IP) - E. S. Gallou, ago 27, of Dayton, today received appointment as assistant Ohio attorney general. Attorney General C. William O'Neill, who announced the ap* pointmcnt, assigned Gallon to the claims division. Gallon was born and reared in Toledo, was admitted to the bar in 1950, aud has been practicing law in Dayton for the past six monthf* -;-......! ....  GREAT LAKES VESSEL! PREPARED TO MQVf Cleveland, March 6. (IPH Many Greut Lakes vessels tied up hero aro expected to move be* fore April 1, the day previously set for opening tho shipping sou-sou. Crews already are getting *ouie of the i'reiglitw* if fkiff,