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   Titusville Herald  (Newspaper) - December 14, 1948, Titusville, Pennsylvania                                Weather COLDER Detail on SporU Pace FIVE CENTS Established June Daily Paper in the Oil Paid Circulation More Than 6400 Copies Daily Vol 84 No 155 TITUSVILLE PA TUESDAY MORNING DECEMBER 14 1948 Published in Titusville Pa Birthplace of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry IrT Means Associated Press The Drake Well Rescue Ship Returns With C54 Crash Survivors Federation Considering Controls Bitter Battle Seen On Proposal for Extension to All Farm Products By The Associated Preit ATLANTIC CITY Dec American Farm Bureau Federation convention faced a bitter fight today on the question of extending Gov ernment controls to the production and sales of all farm products Authority lor such controls is lim ited now to the socalled basic crops corn cotton tobacco pea nuts and rice Delegates from areas producing fruits vegetables tree nuts and many other minor crops are sup porting a proposal advocating leg islation which would extend acreage allotments marketing quotas and marketing agreements to all farm commodities The convention also was confront ed with a sharp battle over the issue of whether Government price sup ports should be kept at high wartime levels or be allowed to go down next year in keeping with a longrange farm law passed by the Republican controlled 80th Congress Both issues are not likely to be Mines Need Cold Chill Treatment New York Grand Jury Is Allowed To Look At Pumpkin Films House Probers Production Consider Use Blamed Qf Lie Detector On Warm W earner House Committee Also To Give FBI Chance at Them By Associated Prest By The Associated By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Dec NEW YORK Dec member 1rrh spy hunters confronted by con of the House Committee on un uec u me coai fjjctjng Dories in the HissCham American Activities gave the spy industry showed symptoms of overbers case revived today the idea of probing grand jury here a 75min production today but operators genusing lie detector tests ute look at Whittaker Chambers erally believed a cold chOl treatment Rep Mundt acting chair of the House UnAmerican Ac tivities Committee said it may de cide within the next dav or so by the Weather Man would cure the ailment Some unemployment and reduced Rep Richard Nixon work were t an reuce vhether w ask three ro who brought the reported from tflkp rpsK alsr to iet the FBI examine three are Whittaker Cham also agreed to let the RBI examine Washington tomorrow The One of the 33 survivors of the C54 that crashed in the Pacific William L Underwood left is pic tured in the sick bav of the U S S Rendova enroute to Kwajalein for medical treatment Pictured an injured survivor of the ditched plane is lowered in a litter to a waiting Higgins fcoat for trans fer ashore The men were later moved to Hickam Field Honolulu Pennsylvania Ohio Kentucky Colo rado and Maryland in the soft coal areas Pennsylvanias big anthra Dersadmitted onetune Communist cite fields faced the probability of courier and the Hiss brothers Al a fourdav work week Sef and Donald Chamoers has declared these cvmn testified that Alger Hiss a former The agreement was disclosed in diiP to an un State Department official slipped a announcement by Nixon which reduced out secret U S documents for him andFederal District Attorney John iijui1 A CVJLIVCU i T V the use of domestic coal They also m sena to Moscow he has said cited a seasonal lull and vearend Donald Hiss also was helpful The Earlier Nixon told newsmen that inventories as factors Hisses dispute him flatly uncier rules House hecould Truck and strip mining operations Last summer Mundt recalled the not surrender House WPJP nrincinaUv affected committee toved with the idea cf a court of the bureaus 30th annual con vention Threatens To Resign President Allan B Kline has In dicated that he would resign if the convention voted to advocate broad ening of Government controls The fight for extending controls to all products was being led by President Herbert W Voorhees Trenton of the New Jersey Farm Bureau Likewise President H L Wingate Macon of the Georgia Farm Bureau spearheaded a Southwide drive to get the convention to go on record for high price supports He had active aid from delegates from Ala bama Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Louisi ana and Oklahoma Tips Followed In Slaying of Pittsburgh Girl By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH Dec sec vicinity of the home of Carole Lee Kensinger sent homicide detectives on a citywide search tonight for the slayer of the 12yearold girl The first report of a prowler came from a Philadelphia woman who had been visiting near the Kensinger home Friday night the night the 12yearoW girls body was found stabbed The woman Mrs Millie North over telephoned police to say she had seen a tall Negro dash from an alley near the Kensinger home Tonight a neighbor said she saw a man of the same description peeking in the kitehen window of the Kensinger home last Tuesday night The neighbor said he opened his door to investigate and the Negro fled Spurred on by offers of rewards Samuel Burgeson Dies Early This Morning Samuel M Burgeson 84 one of Titusvilles best known older citi zens died at his home at 511 West Spruce street at a m today A complete notice and time of the funeral will be published to morrow Other Dealers In Trees Blast At Roosevelt By The Associated Prcst NEW YORK Dec Rival dealers accused Elliott Roosevelt to day of bringing inferior Christmas trees into the marketbut Roose veil saia his lowpriced Hyde Park trees havent brought a single complaint The son of the late President army of Government officials Fur thermore he said it would lead to complete regimentation of ail ag riculture Present supports are 90 pcrcent of parity for basic crops Parity is a legal standard for measuring actual farm prices It is declared by law to be fair equally to farmers and consumers Strong support for the flexible system was being given by delegates from northern and midwestem states Loses One Tennessee Electoral Vote i na Associstta Pren WASHINGTON Dec electors of 48 states cast their votes for President today the net result being that President Truman lost one electoral vote in Tennessee to the States Rijhters electoral college process was Democrat Truman 303 Republican Thomas E Dewey 189 States Righter J Strom Thurmond 39 A majority is required to elect Tennessee has 12 electoral votes and ordinarily all would have gone to Mr Truman since he carried the state wjth a plurality of 67488 popular votes However Elector Preston Parks of Somcrville cast his vote for Thurmond as he had said in ad vance he would He and another Democratic elector in Tennessee were pledged to Thurmond but the other man changed his mind and voted for Truman Parks stuck to his stand that he would not vote for Mr Truman un der any circumstances He was ex ercising his constitutional right to vote for whomever he pleased This right has not been exercised often however as a partys slate of electors traditionally goes in full for the partys nominees There have been four previous occasions since 1900 when a states electoral vote was split In 1904 and 1908 Maryland in 1912 in California and In 1916 in West Virginia There are 531 men and women in the electoral college They met in state capitals today to cast their votes Warm in Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH Dec Today was the wannest Dec 13 here since 1931 the mercury reach ing 62 degrees The alltime record for the day is 71 set in 1901 The Weather Bureau predicted mild temperatures will continue to morrow with a high of 55 anticipat ed Light rain probably changing to snow flurries is expected tomor row night FREIGHTER HAS KIRE PHILADELPHIA Dec Flre swept through two holds of the freighter Winslow Homer late today threatening for Ume to engulf the 717Ston hlp in history Late today police found s pair o serialnumbered Navy work pants and shirt under a porch near the Kensinger residence However ex amination reveaJed the garments had been hidden for weeks and that stains on the clothing were not bioodftairs Earlier in the day police seized a 25yearold man outside the fu neral home where Carole Lees DOdy has been prepared for burial tomorrow After viewing her body he reputedly muttered 1 love that girl I Jove that girl Upon questioning he explained to officers he knew the girJ be cause she was a friend of a young niece When he established he was in a tavern at the approximate time of the slaying Friday night he was released Demonstrate Dec A group of about 50 students dem onstrated in front of the closed Twinsburg High Sciioo today They said they wanted to return to class only under two eorditions These they said were that Prin cipal Glen Powell be removed and the School Board show coopera The trees were grown on his familys Hyde Park N Y estate Other dealers today claimed Roosevelt was selling skunk spruce One said The buyers will be getting they ke needles on the floor instead of on the tree This dealer said Norway arid white spruce which Roosevelt is selling out an unpleasant arorna when placed in a warm Rooscvelt said his spruces hold up belter than the balsams and that has been proven by actual tests Most dealers arc selling balsam fir trees Roosevelt is charging S175 for trees up to seven feet tail and S1P5 for biccer ones Other dealers are askinc about S3 for trees six or seven feet high and S4andup for trees about nine feet tail Driver Strike Idle Pittsburgh Laundries PITTSBURGH Dec About the only way to get a clean shirt in Pittsburgh today was to wash it yourself or have the missus do it for you Most of the laundries Girl on Guam Dies as Result Of Beating By The Associated Press GUAM Dec Farns worth attractive young San Fran cisco girl who was going home soon died today victim of a vicious attack in Guams heavy green jungle The 27yearold former Wac died in an Armv hospital at a m 9 A M 12 hours after her bruised partiallyclad body was found Her death intensified efforts to track down the persons responsi ble Navy doctors began an autopsy On the basis of preliminary exam ination the Navy said at Pearl Harbor there is every indication the girl was raped Searchers found the girl in the jungle about 200 yards from a small curio shop where she worked nights to supplement her pay as a Navy civil service employe She disap peared from there Saturday night There was evidence of a struggle Miss Fanisworth had been plan ning to return home in February to be married to Marine Sgt Sterling McGinnis now stationed on Guam Rear Adm Leon Fiske deputy governor of Guam has asked all military commanders to check their personnel for cuts and bruises The curio shops littered condi tion and the scene where Miss Farnsworth was found indicated she had struggled fiercely with her as sailants and possibly may have left marks on them Marine Co W C Hall director of the Navys Division of Secur ity on Guam was directing the search for the criminals Search for Miss Famsworths missing sandal was intensified One sandal was found near the gift shop alongside tire tracks which authorities hoped might provide a clue The other sandal has not been discovered Earlier reports from Guam said authorities were working on the theory she had been attacked by a band of sex fiends Her employer in the curio shop offered a SlOOO reward for appre hension oi her attackers She was Sast seen in the shop about 8 p m Saturday and was found after an extensive search by soldiers and Guam police of g cha of the Subseouently the apparently were principally affected committee toyed with the idea cf Soft coal from truck and strip using lie detector tests He said mines goes largelv into the domestic Chambers agreed to it but that Just bfor jul ad market which operators claimed was Alger Hiss decided against it Hiss Journed tor rte day however Nixon affected bv mild weather So does said scientists did not regard the McGoney and two other Justice De most of the anthracite production lie detector as fully accurate J vriLT T much of it to New York City If they go through with it this Se v went Operators in West Virginia and time Mundt said it would be with Pennsylvania the nations soft coal the best lie detector apparatus biggies in that order said produc and authorities the country can af tion was relatively normal Pennsyl ford vania producers took this attitude The committee also arranged to despite a report from a union dis day to get further testimony on trict president that overproduction how secret documents got out of Produced 10 Days Ago had idled 2500 miners the State Department and into xhe films contain pictures of President John P Busarello of Chambers hands Mundt said that documents allegedly stolen from the United Mine Workers District 5 only four persons had access to state Department files for Russian in the Pittsburgh area said some them in the department agents They have been in the 2500 about 10 percent of Of the four he named Alger Hiss hands of the House committee since his districts membership have been and Euncie Lincoln have testified chambers produced them from a idle for seven weeks Miss Lincolns testimony has not hollowedout pumpkin on his West In Cumberland Md David Wat been made public The other two minster Md farm ten days ago kins union international represent are Francis Sayre who was Hiss The grand jury had repeatedly ative said the earnings of about superior as Assistant Secretary of asked for a look at the films which 5000 miners in UMW District 16 had State and Anna Belle Newcomb were marked as evidence today been cut in half in recent weeks Miss Lincoln and Miss Newcomb Nixon said he was taking them This was due to parttime opera were secretaries in the office occu to Washington tonight and would tions he said pied by Sayre and Hiss not bring them here aagin unless The Pennsylvania Anthracite Com Sayre now is the U S represent asked mittee today fixed a 723000ton pro ative on trusteeship matters in the Commenting on the joint an duction quota lowest in for United Nations and Miss Newcomb nouncement Nixon described the the second successive week A spokes is on his staff They will be ques compromise as one which keeps man said this probably will mean tioned on their return from the U the documents in the custody of a fourday work week in most mines N meeting in Paris about Dec 20 the House and yet makes them and possibly a threeday week in Mundt said available to the grand jury for its a few pits Mundt also said that the com purposes as weltr A Colorado industry spokesman mittee has some very interesting He said he thought the FBI would said mines there are operating about glues in its hunt for a typncrUpr try to bring out more clearly some Way Again Is Opened For Making Of Records Welfare Fund For Musicians f Given Approval By Government The Associated Press WASHINGTON Dec 13 The Government tonight gave James C Petrillo a legal OK on his Musi cians Union welfare fund opening the way for immediate resumption of record making by AFL musi cians Attorney General Tom C Clark and Labor Department Solicitor William S Tyson said the welfare arrangement between the record ing companies and the AFL Fed eration of Musicians legal Both sideshad agreed on the selection of Samuel R Rosenbaum director of the Philadelphia Orchestra Asso ciation as the sole trustee of the S2000000ayear welfare fund The fund would be financed from a royalty of one cent to two and onehalf cents on each record de pending on the sales cost The money is to be spent on free con certs to be staged by unemployed musicians who would be paid for their services Tyson and Clark agreed that Rosenbaum would not be strictly a representative of the employes and therefore the trusteeship and the welfare plan itself does not violate the TaftHartley Act The end of the union ban on re cording will signal the first record ing of new numbers since Jan 1 by instrumentalists who are mem bers of the AFLAmerican Federa tion of Musicians headed by Pe trillo Some new numbers have been recorded overseas during the ban and some in this country with vocal accompaniment but none by top American bands and instru mentalists Petrillo has protested vigorously in the past that the making and playing of records deprived union musicians of live employment Even as the lawyers were hud dling in Washington phonograph 3V1U iAJiiltO I OWWLIL 111 JVU A tui w v vj i four days weekly because of mild suspected of having been used in of the images on the films which weatherand lack of business making copies of secret documents had been damaged somewhat in Prom Louisville came the report for refay to Russia The search for storage that the majority of the truck mines the typewriter is proceeding record companies alerted artists to stand by for a formal end of the ban tomorrow Record in the West Kentucky field were working only two or three days a week with some complete shut downs There are about 7000 miners in the field the majority employed in truck mines Five Injured By Raiders at B O To Lay Off Struck Plant 2755 for 2 Weeks Associated Press The joint action climaxed a day in which Alger Hiss accused by Chambers of collaborating with a Russian spy ring turned in his resignation as head of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace only to have it rejected Instead the foundations trustees sranted Hiss former State Depart ment official a threemonth leave of absence after tabling his resig nation He will continue to receive his S20000ayear salary Miners Want Tax On Natural Gas HARRISBURG Dec piacement of Pennsylvanias local tax law with a statewide levy on fuel oil and natural gas was pro todav by the United Mine Closing of the school resulted from a controversy climaxed by the resignation of the entire faculty and circulation Of petitions by a civic group seeking recall all five School Board members NOTED BRITON DIES NEW YORK Dec 13 ert Briffault 74 who turned from surgery to become a famous anthro pologist and then achieved success as a novelist died Saturday in England it was reported here to day on strike A strike of 250 AFLdrivers shut down nine major laundry firms ty ing up 90 pcrcent of laundry service in the Pittsburgh district Approxi mately 1500 otlier workers were idled The drivers members of Local 249 AFL General Teamsters struck today in a demand for wage boosts and a fiveday week The union seeks a weekly base pay plus 20 percent commission The drivers now receive base pay and 13 percent commission Gets Shivers When He Thinks Of Inauguration Back in 1909 By ARTHUR EDSON WASHINGTON Dec Every time someone mentions the Presidents inauguration to Maj Gen Philip S Fleming he shivers With the cold that is For the Public Works Adminis trator takes a frigid mental glance back to one of the most talked of inaugurations of all the one that put William Howard Taft in the White House in 1909 Fleming has several official chores for the inauguration of President Truman Jan 20 He also has a cozy seat on the reviewing stand But he thinks no matter how im pressive this inauguration may be its the 1909 affair that hell re member most vividly 1 was a cadet at West Point then the general told me todny The entire corps came down for the big event We were to lend the parade But a blizzard roared in with sleet and by the time we got to Baltimore in the early morning we had to stop because of tele graph poles across the tracks Well its hard to stop the Army In those days every railway car had an axe enclosed in a glass box We cadets got out in front of the train and chopped our way toward Washington Even so we didnt make it We bogged down completely several miles from the city at the old Benning race track So they got us out and we the snow to i time for the parade Not in time to lead it But we fell in and made the march up to the White House Later we got badtea all the way to Benning and took the train back to the Point What a day We wore long coats in those days almost to the ground I remember I took mine off and it stood by Itself It had frozen solid And had he been able to ssc the new President I remember they gave eyes right it was eyes we went by the reviewing stand The general thought a moment Im pretty sure I saw him then he saJd Facing Trial In Germany rfio Associated fest MARBURG Germany Dec Mrs Wilma Billie Ybarbo of Maiden Mass goes on trial tomor row as the first American woman ever tried for a capital offense in occupied Germany The 23yearold New England housewife is accused of killing her U S soldier husband Set John Ybarbo He died Oct 1 of gunshot wounds suffered during a quarrel after a party Sept 20 Although Mrs Ybarbo is charged under German law which prescribes beheading for murder she also is charged Under U S Military Gov ernment law and will be tried be fore three American judges Presiding Judge EJeWitt White of Morgantown W Va lias said that even if the defendant is found guilty the German axe method of execution will not be used This quieted protests which arose among American occupation forces when the possibility of beheading was sugggcsted Mrs Ybarbo mother of t six yearbid son will plead innocent and claim selfdefense according to her attorneys Stanley L Gaines of Brookline Mass and Robert E Conner of New Orleans La Neither the prosecution nor the refense would discuss the motive for the alleged shooting REPORTS AGREEMENTS LONDON Dec said tonight she has signed trade and reparations agreements with ItAly EDITORIAL WRITER DIES CLEVELAND Dec ton K Matson editorial writer who made his own cancer a pica for re search and enlightenment difd to ddy He was 58 BALTIMORE Dec Baltimore Ohio Railroad an Co lant were injured today nounced today it will lay off 2755 in a commandolike raid It was shop workers and 10 percent of its the ourth outbreak of violence in clerical force for a twoweek period the fourmonthold dispute over the Christmas holidays Police tonight arrested five men Railroad officials ascribed the a1 identified as members of the layoffs to a slump in freight rev strikine CIO Smelter enue Workers throughout the sys charges filed in connec tax law with a statewide levy on tern will be affected tion with the assault Business fell off markedly About 20 to 25 nonstrikers have around the Thanksgiving holiday been driving through picket lines in railroad spokesmen said and the a body each morning As they as recommendation was made expected upturn in traffic did not sembled near the plant today an UMW a ledslathe con maierialfee The B Os traffic automobile carrying eight men attended bv more than 50 report showed 61746 cars of revenue drove up rational and district officer of the freight handled last week while H H Black assistant plant sup and district omcers Ot tne 68705 Were handled in the corre erintendent and other nonstrikers spending week a year ago said the attackers carried iron Fewer freight trains are required pipes bricks angle iron wooden to handle the business the com clubs and socks full of stones pany explained Black was struck over the head The layyoffs announced today are The group then called for placing the impost on fuel oil and effective Dec 20 and continue until of his car The four other injured Jan 3 Most of the shop men af nonstrikers were cut by flying glass fected work in locomotive repair as the attackers continued to smash and car maintenance plants car windows outside economy of Pennsylvania a con To Be Christened LONDON Dec Elizabeths fourweekold baby boy will be christened by the bishop of Canterbury in one of the state rooms of Buckingham Palace Wednesday afternoon a palace an nouncement said today sped away and eluded a citywide police dragnet local tax law enacted by the 1947 Legislature allows school dis Director Charles C tricts and most municipalities in tonight that police the state to levy local taxes on any are not going to tolerate any rough thing not now taxed by the State Arcnstuff in the Dispute Many communities have used the new powers to place severance taxes MATT PEASLEY DIES on coal ABERDEEN Wash Dec Ralph E Matt Peasley MAN HIT BY TRUCK DIES There has been no hint as to 83 veteran seafarer and the Matt ERIE Dec Lure what name will be given the child Peasley of the Peter B Kyne 80 died in Hamot hospital today who may one day rule the British Cappy Ricks books died today of injuries received last week when Empire after a three year illness he was struck by a truck EVENTS APPEAR TO BE TURNING U S Away from China and Toward Japan By Rclman Morin AP Foreign Affairs Analyst A European statesman once ob served with some sadness that n a t i o n s have no permanent friends they have only permanent interests In other words nations are friends when the demands oi separate national iuterests happen to coincide at a given point They are no longer friendly and they may become shooting enemies when their separate interests diverge At first glance that seems cyni cal calculating and marblecold But it is also eminently realistic In ten words the European states man distilled the history of ten centuries To test it you need only to recall the eternally changing pat tern ol alliances and coalitions in Europe The shifting combinations that found the friondly countries of one generation fighting alongside their erstwhile enemies in the next generation Or for that matter you only to remember lhat we were oi the Russians in the days of the hot war and before that the Russians were friends with the Nazis Hence the gloomy theorem of in ternational in terests always permanent friends never It seems to be working in a curious way in the Par East The immediate national interest o the United States demands a strong bulwark in the Orient against the thrust of Communism And so today the needle of Ameri can policy seems to be swinging away from China an old friend and toward Japan an erstwhile enemy The Communists arc rolling to ward control of China This mani fests itself In the form of great military victories But some very highranking American soldiers who know China claim that the victories are merely an evidence of the apathy and indifference of the great mass of Qhinese people Communist victories they say are not the result of superior arms or equipment or bigger armies The difference in their view lies in morale and attitude The Chinese Communists are fighting for a cause Theirs is a crusade Govern ment troops have no such morale nor does the population as a whole according to these reports They tell a story of listlessness and disinterest contrasting vividly with the attitude of the Chinese masses when they were fighting Japan If this is true if the great major ity of the 460000000 Chinese prefer a Communist government to the one they if they are unwilling to fight to prevent the United States will have lost an old time friend And so will China However much the American people may like and admire the Chinese people the national interests of the two countries will have changed to a point where China may be a quasienemy in our book You may say But thats the Continued on Sit ing is to be resumed under a five year contract between the union and the industry Affair Results In Resignation Of Jap Official By The Associated Press TOKYO Tuesday Dec pans House of Representatives re cessed in an uproar early today A 52yearold woman member charged on the floor that a drunken Cabinet minister tried to force his attentions on her after a party in a Diet build ing committee room Kyodo News Service said Finance Minister Sanroku Izumiyama an nounced he was resigning as a re sult of the episoge One Tokyo newspaper carried a large picture purporting to show him stretched out in a hall outside the lower chamber Mrs Harue Yamashita married representative from Fukushima pre fecture made the accusations in the House in the early morning hours She said Izumiyama approached her in a drunken condition in the hall She said he told her like you I dont care what happens to the Government em ployes wage bill She said the Finance Minister tried to shame her Diet members shouted slammed their seats and beat on the wooden name pillars on their desks Amid this uproar the House was recessed Kyodo said Premier Shigeru Yoshida refused to see his fellow DemocraticLiberal party member when Izumiyama called to submit his resignation later this morning Reconstruction Fund Urged by Wallace NEW YORK Dec A Wallace tonight asked the U S to take ten or more billions of dollars from proposed national de fense funds and use it to set up a world reconstruction fund He proposed that the fund be administered by the United Nations without political strings Wallace made the proposals in an address prepared for a giant rally for peace sponsored by the American Council of SovietAmeri can Friendship at Madison Square Garden He shared the platform with Very Rev Dr Hewlett John son the socalled Red Dean oi Canterbury 10 SHOPPING PAYS LIFT   

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