Hamilton Daily News Journal, March 8, 1951

Hamilton Daily News Journal

March 08, 1951

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Hamilton Daily News Journal (Newspaper) - March 8, 1951, Hamilton, Ohio Buy and Guy Savings So fids Best Investment Cwncit fiikA Aec**4n*4hf tt pfth'HOHce au thrifty utter pipeline fate HAMILTON JOURNAL FORT HAMILTON IN 1791. fentettd M ttcoiid-etagg fMtttt f>b. 14, 1933, at post. efftct it Hamilton, Ohl�#a�Ul�� act �f Mireli ft, 1S7J. thursday, march 8, 10 5 1 VOL. 65-NO. 66 PRICE riVE CENTS VUsjWJU is fornix. News family of possible mdM*. �wis WEATHER SNOW FLURRIES, WINDY AND MUCH COLDER TONIGHT WITH LOWS ABOUT 16-20. FRIDAY RATHER CLOUDY AND COLD. NEW ALLIED ATTACK CONTINUES TO ROLL ^ >$> �$> �t> LABOR LEADERS CONSIDER ENDING MOBILIZATION WALKOUT 3> Collazo 18HAN WAGE COMMITTEE PROPOSED Johnston Takes Up Matter With Industrialists lewFpaper Home To Die Defends Director Wilson; Unions Fail To Agree On Representative |, "Washington, March 8. Senator Virgil Chapman, 55-year-old veteran member of congress from Kentucky, was injured fatally early today in a collision of his automobile and a trailer-truck. He was a democrat. Chapman died at Bethesda Naval hospital about seven hours after the accident, which occurred at 3:20 a. m. (E.S.T.) on Connecticut avenue in the northwest section of the city. Adm. M. D. Willcuts, commanding officer of the hospital, said Chapman suffered lung and other internal injuries. Although Chapman was serving his first term as a senator, he had been a member of the house for 22 years beforj he moved up to the senate in 1948. In the house he was considered to be an expert on tobacco and other farm subjects. He carried that interest in farming into his Senate activities. ARMY TC RECALL 12,650 OFFICERS Washington, March 8. (JP)-The army is ordering to active duty 12,650 reserve lieutenants and captains, including some 150 Women's Army corps (W.A.C.) officers. The recall of company grade officers was announced yesterday. The army said the order will affect 3,444 captains and 9,206 second and first lieutenants. All will be given at least 30 days after notification before reporting. The announcement said National Guard and inactive reservists will not be called, but may volunteer. WOMAN KILLED IN LION'S DEN Sydney, Australia, March 8. (JP) - Keepers at the Perth, West Australia, zoo today found the horrible mauled,body of a middle-aged women in tho lion's den at the zoo. Tho woman, Dorothy Bostock, had been the object of a police soarch after being missing from her home in South Perth all night. A lion had ripped the woman's clothing from her body, which was torn open in spots. The beast withstood hose-wielding keepers for 20 minutes before it relinquished the corpse. Officials could not explain how the woman got in the den. NEW MlNING*method8 OUT OPERATING COSTS Columbus, O., March 8. (JP) - New mining methods might cut operating costs from 63 cents to $1/20 a ton, a Pennsylvania coal expert believes. M. Albert Evans of Pitte�bur*h told the annual meeting of Bituminous Coal Research, I�c,, yesterday that coal must be mined cheaper to moot competition from other fuej#, Sentenced To Death ( Annoclnted Prena ) Washington, March 8. The little Puerto Rican Oscar Collazo has been doomed to death in the electric chair following conviction for murder during an attempt to assassinate President Truman. It took a federal court jury only an hour and 42 minutes yesterday to convict the 37-year-old Collazo on two first-degree murder counts. Each carries a mandatory sentence of death, although the formal sentencing was delayed. Collazo's companion in an attempt to storm Blair House last November 1 paid with his life on the spot. Griselio Torresola, like Collazo a Puerto Rican nationalist, was shot to death by Leslie Coffelt, a member of the President's bodyguard, after Torresola fatally wounded Coffelt. Convicted Of Assault Both the first-degree niurde:-counts against Collazo, age. '37, were based on Coffelt's death. He also was convicted of assault with intent to kill in the wounding of two other White House guards, Joseph H. Downs and Donald T. Birdzell. By its verdict the jury rejected Collazo's story that he and Torresola merely wanted to stage a demonstration in behalf of Puerto Rican independence and did not intend to kill anyone. . Collazo will hear his death sentence after Judge T. Alan Golds-borough, who presided at the trial, had disposed of the customary motion for a new trial. The Puerto Rican's court-appointed, non-paid lawyers have five days in which to file this motion. BOOKKEEPER HELD FOR EMBEZZLEMENT Norwalk, O., March 8. (JP) - For the last two years, Donald E. Maytham, Jr., age 23, has been bookkeeper for the Roland Mc-Crillis and company, Inc., in Sandusky, O. He was a good worker, said Mc-Crillis, but: "I often wondered where he got the money for expensive clothes and parties. He'd explain that he had fallen heir with the death of some rich aunt or uncle." The firm gave Maybham a watch before he left for the army this week. He got only as far as the induction line in Cleveland, where he was arrested on a charge of embezzlement. " He is in jail here now. Sheriff Harry Broome said the firm discovered shortages on the books shortly after he left and estimated they will run as high as $12,000. "LONELY*HEARTS" LOVERS TO DIE ^ Ossining, N. Y., March 8. (JP)- Two lustful lovers were reported calmly resigned to die in the electric chair tonight as the final payoff fti their murder-for-prof it partnership. But lawyers continued last-minute efforts to save the condemned "lonely hearts" slayers - 200-pound Mrs, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, the balding romeo. Mrs. Beck, ago 31, and Fernandez, age 36, have been in the death house at Sing Sing prison since 1949, but they never have met while in prison, Tho pair was sentenced for the bludgeon-strangulation murder of a CG-year-old Albany, N. Y, widow, Mrs. Jaunt Fay, death claims Veteran broadway playwright Los Angeles, March 8. (JP) --Death has claimed veteran Playwright Eleanor Gates. The 75-year-old author of "Poor Little Rich Girl" and other Broadway) hits of two score years ago succumbed yesterday of complications of a traffic accident. Miss Gates was struck down by an automobile last Monday as she stepped from a bus near her home. aotor miokey*rooney, wife are reconciled Hollywood, Maroh 8. OP)-Actor Mickey Rooney and his aotresg-wife, Martha Viekere, have announced they are reconciled after a separation of three months. The film couple plan a seeoud honeymoon after Rooney completes a one-week stage engagement at 'PhQeni*, Aria. Big Easter Seal Deal Special To Journal-Newa. Washington, March 8.-Four-year-old Brett Downes, Hampton, Va., 1951 Easter Seal girl of the National Society for Crippled Children, sells 1951 Easter Seals to Vice President and Mrs. Alben Barkley in the Capitol. Brett, unable to walk since she was 22 months old, has improved so much she soon will be able to discard her crutches. Senators Ready For Final Action On U. M. T. S. Bill ( AHMoelated PreHM > .. . Washington, March 8. Working under an.agreement to talk less and vote more frequently, senators today drove toward final action on the broad universal military training and service (U.M.T.S) bill. ' Already the senate j'ad written :mmiiiM!iiitiiiiii Senators Robert A. Taft and I John W. Bricker, both Ohio I republicans, voted against an f amendment to substitute a four f million manpower ceiling on the I armed forces for a 3,500,000 f proposal. The amendment was I approved yesterday. Later they I voted for the four million plan I when it became part of the bill ! to draft 18-year-olds. iiiiininiiiintiiKiii into the bill a ceiling of four million on the armed forces over the objections of the Pentagon, which wanted none. The major battle remaining was the question of starting eventually a long-term compulsory military training program that would include all young men as they become 18 years old. Tho senate bill now would authorize induction of 18-year-olds for as long as 24 months. Older men from 19 through 25, now subject to draft, would be taken first. Six Months Service When the emergency ends, service would be cut to six months of military training for all 18-year-olds. They would go into re-servo units after basic training. Senators Edwin C. Johnson (D- lausche gives rule on sand dredging Columbus, O., March 8. (JP)- If there's any more dredging of sand from Lake Erie, it will have to be done five miles from shore, Gov. Frank J. Lausche warned yesterday. He. met with a delegation from Lake county that contended sand dredging is speeding up beach erosion. The governor suid he heard that soino dredging was done one mile from shore. Lausche said he will not permit such close dredging, He added he is not certain he will permit any sand dredging. BULLETINS Washington, March 8. (JP)- Senator* investigating charges of influence on r. f. 0. lending asked the justice department today to search its record of hearings for evidence of perjury, tax evasion or other violations of law, Washington, March 8. (JP)- With a coalition in control, two senate committees voted 14-10 today for requiring both senate and bouse approval of any assignment of American troops to the North Atlwtit itftstt fore* Colo.), Taft (R-Ohio).and Bricker (R^Ohio) led the fight to eliminate, this long-range universal training feature and limit the bill to extension and expansion of the draft act. Their main argument was that by the time the need for partial mobilization has ended, congress can work out a more effective training program. Senators Lyndon Johnson (D-Tex.) and Russell (D-Ga.), floor managers for the U. M. T. S. measure, said* the vote might be close. But they said they were (Continued On Pugc .14) -- SOVIETS ASK RECORD BUDGET Moscow, March 8. (JP)-The Soviet Union's biggest budget in history, presented to parliament last night, calls for 21.3 per cent of tho government's expected income in 1951 to be spent on ardis. Last year's defense outlay was 18.5 per cllit of the total budget. Finance Minister Arseny G. Zverev budgeted defense items at 96,376,000,000 rubles. Russia values her ruble at 25 cents. At that rate, the defense expenditure is being stepped up to $24,094,000,-000 or $4,244,000,0*0 more than last year. EARL BROWDER FACES TRIAL Washington, March 8. (IP) - Earl Browder, former No. 1 American communist, was called to trial today on charges of contempt of congress. The indictment followed Brow-der's refusal to answer questions put to him by a senate foreign relations subcommittee during an investigation of communism-in-government charges by Senator McCarthy (R-Wis). Browder testified last April 27. Conviction carries penalties up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.  ��- missing u. s. flyers rescued off anzio Rome, March 8, (JP)-Six survivors from a United States Navy Plane missing since yesterday were rescued off Anzio today by an Italian destroyer. Tho plane, a privateer (PB-4Y2), had 14 men aboard. The men wore picked up from two small boats by the destroyer "Car-abiniero" after the vessel was directed to the spot by an Italian rescue plane, The search for the other possible survivors was intensified. -- report 18 injured in arizona bus mishap Avondale, Ariz., March 8. (JP) - An oastbound bus was forced off U. S. highwdy 80 three miles west of Avondale, Calif., today and careened several hundred yards across the desert before stopping. Eightoeu pussengers were injured, one seriously, Vote Close On Troops Measure ( ANNodateit PreHM > Washington, March 8. Leading democrat and republican senators tried today to ease the tension arising in two key committees over the troops-for-Europo iss3iic. Both sides fear the narrow margin by which the foreign relations and armed services commitees yesterday approved tho principle of sending ground forces abroad might result in irreparable harm to the job of building up western Europe's defense forces. A major point now at issue is: Who will determine how many troops this country is to contribute1? Whether a compromise satisfactory to most of the 26 members could be worked out still was an open question as the committees, meeting jointly under the chairmanship of Senator Connally (D-Tex), went into a new huddle There were many divergent views. May Finish Today Connally said he hoped the committee would complete its work today, but he doubted it would. The approval in principle of the decision to send United States round troops to Europe under the North Atlantic treaty carried 13 to 11 yesterday after two earlier votes ended in tics. The administration has announced plans to send four more divisions, bringing to six the number of United States units available there for the North Atlantic defense command of Gen; Dwight D. Eisenhower. HUNTER HANDED FINE OF $250 Pearl River, N. Y., March 8. (JP) -A 22-year-old hunter who shot at a crow - and blew up a. fireworks plant-was fined $250 last night. The penalty was imposed on Frank Perkins, Jr., after he pleaded guilty to discharging a gun within 500 feet of a building marked "explosives." This is a violation of the state labor law. The hunter with the bad aim said he had not seen the Barnabas Fireworks company plant on the Hackensack river when he fired at the crow last Monday. The shot set off a blast that shook the countryside for miles around, and created near-panic along the New York-New Jersey border. MIDWEST COLD WAVE CONTINUES Chicago, Marc* 8. (JP) - No relief from an early March cold wave appeared in sight today for the blizzard-buffeted midwest. Temperatures again were far below zero in Montana and the Dakotas early today �- after failing to climb above zero all day yesterday. It was going to get colder over tho north central region and southern Plains states tonight, federal forecasters said. Temperatures tumbled in Montana and the Dakotas during the night as skies cleared over tho snow-covered areas. It was 28 below zero in Lewistown and Cut-bank, Mont., -19 at Billings, M'ont., and -15 at Bismarck, N. D. Tho cold air hit Nebraska and tho mercury dropped to -7 at Chardon and -4 at Valentino early today. truman cancels press conference Key West, Fla., March 8. (JP)- President Truman gave every indication today ho doesn't intend to get involved in a controversial discussion of problems besetting bis administration. He cancelled his usual Thursday news conference to let events take their course in Washington. John R. Steelman, assistant to tho President, joined the presidential party at this naval submarine base, to brii g the President up to date on domestic matters, including efforts tp reach an agreement with organized labor on the over-all mobilization program. Steelman flew in yesterday, lau80he proclaims conservation week Columbus, 0, March 8. (JP-) -r The period of April 23 to April 27 will be Conservation week in Ohio schools. Gov, Frank J. Lausche yesterday also proclaimed ri\ 27 sj Arbor and Bird day, Grim Gromyko S|it>elnl Tn Journal-NewM. Paris, March 8. - Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, chief Russian delegate to the Big Four deputies' conference in Paris looks serious as he attends the conference opening Monday. The delegates met March 7 for the third time not only lacking agreement on what their bosses can talk about at the proposed foreign ministers conference but disagreeing as well on what they themselves can discuss. -- Teachers' Salary Problem Debated ( ANMuulnlcil J'reNif ) Coluiriibus, O., Mni'ch 8. The education committee of the Ohio house of representatives heard arguments last night on why the state should guarantee graduated minimum salaries for public school teachers. The committee held its first hearing on a bill brought into the legislature through petitions circulated by the Ohio Education association. And, the committee heard T. G. O'Kccfe, O.E.A. research director, declare that failure of! the legis-luturo to provide for training thousands oE additional 'teachers for swelling school enrollments will'be "more costly to the state's future than an atomic attack." Tlio hearing on the O.E.A. hill overflowed the committee room in which it originally was scheduled. It was moved to the house chamber and even there the "standing room only" sign was out, Committee Named Earlier in the day Senator Ros-coo R. Walcutt (It-Franklin) had named five senators to the joint senate-house committee to investigate subversive activities in the state. Ho named Senators C. I. Powell (R-Clark), Leo Blackburn (R-Scioto), James Headley (R-ITamilton), Joseph Bartunek (D-Cuyahoga) and Charles Carney (D-Mahoning). House members are Representatives Samuel L. Dcvino (R-rContlnned On Pave Mr FIBRE'GLAS TAGS CONSIDERED Columbus, O., March 8. (JP)- Ohio may use fibre-glas as a substitute for steeel in its future automobile license plates, the state highway department announced today. Highwuy Director T. J. Kauer said he has ordered 25 sets of the fibre-glas plates to bo made up for experimental use, and for tests on state-owned equipment. Fibre-glas does not corrode or break easily, and could bo a possible replacement for hard-to-get steel," Kauer said. Ho added that because of a probable shortage the 1952 plates may bo used for a number of years with supplemental tugs attached. russian jet'fighters avoid air battles United States Fifth Air Force Headquarters, Korea, March 8, (JP)-Fourteen F-86 Saber jets intercepted 17 Mig type fighters today but the Russian-style jets "turned tail and ran." The Fifth Air Force said no damage was sustained by either side. eastman to* distribute $18,000,000 dividend Rochester, N. Y., March 8. (JP) -Eastman Kodak company's eighteen million dollar wage dividend will be*distributed tomorrow to 45,000 employee* in the United States. The dividend is tho largest in the plan's 39-year history, and brings total distributions to one hundred thirty-si* willies dollars. REPORT ENEMY RESISTANCE SPOTTY Gains Of 1-2 Miles Made Along 70-Mile Front 11,039 chinese Killed Or Wounded During Opening Day Of Attack'; Weather Is Milder ( Annnvlnleil l*rcnn ) Tokyo, March 8. Allied troops stabbed Rhead one to two miles today against spotty resistance in the second day of their 70-Tnilo wide drive in Korea. Field dispatches said the Red resistance was "more oO a rearguard nature, indicating the. communists were withdrawing their main body of troops in front of the advancing allies." A. United States Eighth army brieEing officer said 11,039 Chinese and North Korean Reds were killed or wounded Wednesday on the opening day of the assault-one of the biggest allied attacks of tho war. The weather was springlike, sunny but nippy enough to require an overcoat. U. S. Units Active The United States Twenty-fifth division funned out an additional inile Thursday from the three-mile deep bridgehead it carved AVedncs-day on the north bank of the Han river east of Seoul. The Twenty-fifth made' three assault crossings over bridges built under Red mortar fire. Its advance Thursday was against little or no resistance. On the right of the Twenty-fifth the United States" Twenty-fourth divisiono drove ahead almost two miles against scattered resistance. And farther along the battle-line, from west to eusf: United States First Cavalry division troops advanced almost two miles unopposed northeast of Chipyong toward Hongchon. Air reports from the center of the front, north of lloengsorig, said 500 Reds were dug in eight miles ahead of United States marines lines and 300 were entrenched 30 miles ahead of the Leathernecks. � United States Second division elements advanced more than a mile Thursday morning but later ran into heavy fire six and nine miles east of Moengsong. Take Three Peaks United States Seventh division troops captured three peaks on tho east-central front. Air reports indicated South Korean troops on the extreme right ol! tho assault line, throwu back two or three miles by North Korean Reds Wednesday, had regained some of the lost ground or were holding firm. The river crossing twenty-fifth division troops caught the Reds by .surprise" Wednesday. Engineers who bridged the Han came under Red mortar fire but allied artillery gave them cover. When the job was done, infantrymen surged across the river and drove two to three miles northward in pursuit of fleeing Reds.. The Reds attempted no counterattack during the night. On Thursday morning the Twenty-fifth division troops jumped off again to expand their triple bridgehead. Fake Maneuver While tho ussault crossings were under way, South Korean first division troops made a fakf crossing maneuver northwest ot Seoul. Apparently expecting the main allied crossing there, the Rods fought back with tank tire from tho north bank of the Han, The diversion kept the Red tanks busy in that sector while the Twenty-fifth division crossed th� river east of Seoul. Seven American divisions were in the line on the allied drive io the north - the Twentyrfifth, Twenty^fourtb, Seventh, First Cavwky, Third, Second and tht n\:__x____------ First marines. greek women to votb _ for first TIM1 Athens, March 8. (JP) - For (1m first time in history, Greek women will bo allowed to vote in Grfefc municipal elections April 15. TfeMT �ko are allowed to ru� for olfiftf 64?77846 ;