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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - June 1, 1946, Florence, South Carolina VOL. XXII NO. 137 DAILY EXCEPT MONDAY FLORENCE, S. C., SATURDAY. MORNING, JUNE 1, 1946 DAILY EXCEPT MONDAY PRICE FIVE CENTS NEWS BRIEFS Detroit. May A goal of members, financed uy a StiO.OOi) emergency tund to aid colonial people overseas, fight the poll tax and assist the CiO in a drive to organize Southern labor, was outlined to the national Negro congress today by its President, Dr. Max Y organ. Hu asucd the estimat- ed 1.000 delCciues to condemn President Truman "as the enemy of the workers." Columbia, Tcnn., May 31 _ yi'j The slate's attorney charg- ed lotlay that lawyers for the jtationai Association for tlic Advancement of colored peo- ple were attempting to make another "munkuy low1' case out 01 a legal action stemming trom Inu Febiuary Columbia racial disorders. t Home, June King UnnjL'iio tola the Itanan luday that if they voted in bun- Si cay a plcnisfitc to leave him on Pine throne, lie would give them cnnncc soon to ballot on tne ciucstitm 01 a monarchy ver- Mlii u iCpUOliC, Washington. Slay .11 E'resincm Truman salt! today lite chunces of avoiding LI CIU maritime strike- June 15 look very dark bul he will RO as far as (he law to keep me snips moving if there is ;i walk out. Ilendersonville, N. C.. May 'I -Ihc scsbtou ol the gen- eral Synod ol Ihc reformed Prcs- bytcimn church today questioned tne constitutionality of She ap- pointment ol Myron Taylor as Ino representative at the Vatican. Urging the president to iccali Taylor and. not appoint a successor, tnc Synod passed it re- port ol Us committee on morale mill public welfare saying that IIKC comu not be B.veii all oii.'Jr churches, Taylor not appointed with the ad- vice and consent of the and support of the office "dots uiic come through, legal chan- nels.'1. Washington, May 31 House deliatc on labor Icgisla- linn lotlay rungcil all the way Itnm Inrmcr hccrefary of the 'l riMsnry 3lorycnlliau s inlcr- csl in ft, lo ii demand for In- visiiff.nion uf the lui Klux Ulan. Drownlnijs, traffic and oilier Memorial day accidents claimed J24- lives lliroughoul the nation- 'This" year in ail unofficial tabula- tion up to )ast (Friday) nigh. Of tnese cieaths, 04 were due to traf- fic accidents. Thirty-five persons diowned and 25 lost. Lhier lives accidentally in other violent deaths. Washing May 31 Wl Senator Tatt (K-Onlo) said ttl- niglit he is not a cpndiilale for the Kcnublican nomination in 1018 now and docs not expect the iiomlna- ation. liyl would ruii if selected. Chattanooga, Tcnn., May 31 OP) The waterfowl population has decreased 36 per cent during 'the p.ist two years while lie sale of cluck samps for hunting purposes has Increased aaout 50 r.er cent, Dr. Clarence Cottam, assistant di- rector of tlie U. S. and Wild- life Service, said today. Tremendous Cut In Meal Supply llv Ovid A. .Martin 'Washington. May nations 1917 supply.of meats may fall n billion pounds below this year's inadequate output as a re- sult of feed grain shortages and iccent Increases in ceiling prices of livestock feeds. This forecast was made today the Agriculture'Department in a" reixirt which estimated that Americans if they could, would an average of 15 to 20 pounds this year than will be avail- Next year's supply of all classes of pork, lamb and expected to be below this year's level. In other reports on the food situation, the department declared siiles of butter at black market prices increased tMs mouth despite a modest spring season Increase In production, and that large meat packers continue to be outbid on Ihe hulk of beef cattle reaching principal markets. m the case of butler, Ihe depart- ment estimated May production will be 3" percent below a year ago and 50 percent below May, 1011. V. said a principal cause of Ibis continued on n.'ice three WEATHER SOUTH CAROLINA Mostly cloudy and warm Saturday scat- tered showers in west portion. Considerable cloudiness and slight- Iv cooler and Thundcrshowers Saturday and Sunday. Moderate to fresh south- east winds' on (he coast. FI.ORUNCK WKATIIKIl Tor Ilic 24-hour period ending at P. m. May 31. a. hi 6-1. p. m. 7S. Maximum lor 21-hour period 83. Minimum lor as-huur period ,V. Mean temperature 69. Precipitation Kun rises today I Mil POKKOAST Florence and Vicinity SATURDAY I'artly cloillly and continued warm. Seeks Re-eleciion As House Member. Representative W. Clyde Gra- ham of Pamplico announced yes- terday tHit he will seek re-election to the House of representatives from Florence county. Mr. Graham, who has loii" been prominent in political circles, said that he would continue to serve if elected, as he had in the past, always considering the welfare of his fellow citizens from this coun- ty. Ten Candidates Now In Field For Governor Columbia. May 31 Three unheralded candidates for govern- or, one of them with a five "free- dom" platform, surprised poltical circles here today by formally qualifying for the Aug. 13 Demo- cratic primary. They were Marcus'A. Stone, Florence and Dillon county lum- ber dealer, and A. Wood, Gaff- ncy business man and retired banker, and Del O'Neal of Colum- bia. Their entrance into the race ncrcascd the field to 10, largest mimbr of gubernatorial entrants in any recent campaign. Begins Grading Dairies Today Grading of dalles which supply nilk to the city of Florence will begin today, city health commission- er Claude Ballard said yesterday, should be completed witlnr. rom two to three weeks. The project, which takes in all nilk distributor operating within he city, has .planned since he termination of the war, and a of articles carried in the Morning News explained the basis on which the grading is done, and o what extent buyers are protect- ed by milk grading. Ballard said he has visited most of the Independent dairies several times and .has found conditions steadily improving at all (he plants. ;Ie IK very, encouraged about the lossibility of having several dairies authorized to label their prod'.tce rude A. the hignest grade given. More difficulty is being cncount- eicd with distributors who buy nilk in hulk from great numbers of dairies, or from wholesalers who in lurn buy fiom many dairies. Many of the sources for milk ol his type may be and are outside :he Florence area asd event outside South Carolina. A considerable Quantity of raw milk consumed In Florence daily is brought here from Carolina, and much ci earn used here Is shipped in 'rom mid-western states such as Indiana and Missouri via Rich- mond, Virginia, making it impract- cable if not impossible to check the source and determine the quality of milk bcinc orovided. Ballard emphasized, hciv-ver. ;hat milk sucn as this which is lot graded has constituted a bulk of the milk consumed in this area over a period of several years, .and that the grading of local dairies merely, will assure the purchaser consumer ol the quality of such milk as is atfected. Since the conditions in many local diaries are so familiar to Ihe health commissioner, the remaind- er of the job of grading will concerned principally _with Inking bacteria counts of milk samples checking inoculation tests, and in- spection last minute changes in physical arrangements ot" the var- ious dairy plants. Senate Passes Revised Version Of Truman Bill President Finds Himself In Hoi Political Spot Washington, May -Presi- dent Truman found himself to- day on a political hot-spot. He must decide whether to sign Hie Case Labor Disputes Bill at the risk of incurring labor's enmity or to veto It and take the chance of getting no labor legislation at all from Congress despite fresh strike thrCRls. If he veto's, lie has no assurance the measure will not lie passed over his opposition. A veto, If unstained, might serve to cool some 01 tne intense labor heat engender- ed hy Mr. Truman's drastic tem- porary strike-curb proposals. But what about the line and cry If new strikes occur and the sen- ate meanwhile does nothing about the President's emergency pro- gram, which was passed ever- by the House? So tough did his decision appear today that middle -of -the-road Senators, when asked what the President might do, stmply retort- ed: "Whnt. would you But Senators who hold to rather extreme views on both sides of the labor quest-ion were not so unwill- ing to forecast the political conse- quences of a veto. For example, this was the view of Senator Ellander one of the 13 Democratx_jo vote Wed- nesday against strncliig out the President's draft-labor clause from the emergency bill but neverthe- less a supporter of the Senate version of thp Case Bill. "If the President maintains a strong hand and fights for govern- ment superiority over labor racket- eers, I think the peonle will res- pect him more than if he hows down to them. "The President told 'me. ,hc has MI! and -Intends .16 maintain liiw and order. "If lie vetoes the he's going to make everybody mad. T hope he doesn't veto It. The Case Bill can be. of help in pie- venting future strlh'cs. I'm satis- fied that after he studies It he will find nothing in It that he could tc against." Ellander, in an interview, as- serted that Senate Republicans, 28D voted as a unit against the draft-labor section of the emer- gency program, arc "playing politics with It all." .Senator Morse who voted against the Senate version of the Case Bill and the draft clause, in a separate interview, was outspoken in his criticism of the President's handling of i_hc rail strike negotiations. He called tlie charge that Republicans arc playing politics Morse asserted tile Case Bill "will cause more labor trouble than it seeks to prevent." he added, "n veto will not redeem the Phcsident politically because he has demon- strated to the American people that in time of crisis he exercised exceedingly bad Judgement by proposing clearly unconstitutional legislation in violation of the ba- W. E. Jordan In Commissioner's Race W. E. Jordan announced yester- day he is a candidate for county commLssioncr In the lanta district. Mr. Jordan promises, if elected, to give the best scrvl.'c possible to all the people in Ihc district. He thanks the voters for support In past campaigns. SPOT COTTON New Orleans, May avcrago price of middling 15-16 Inch cotton today at ten designat- ed .southern spot maurkels was 60 cucts a bale higher at 27.08 cents a pound: average for the past 30 market clays 21.8LI; meddling; 7-8 Inch average 26.35. Job Seekers Hasten To Deposit Entrance Fees Refuses to Remove Teeth From Proposed Labor Legislation By Vote of 61 to 20 June Senate early today passed a sharply-modified version of President- Truman's emergency la- bor legislation after beating down a series of last minute attempts to extract is legal enforcement teeth. The vole was 01 lo JiO. The measure now goes back to the House for action on the Sen- ate amendments, chief of which removed authority -to draft work- ers who strike after government seizure of House action will be delayed un- til next Thursday, under an agree- ment three to take up no contro- versial legislation uciU that time. Fighting to get the bill through, Democratic leader Barkley, Ky. made major concessions o critics of the measure. He agreed to: Drop a section providing that ny profits resulting. from opera- tion of a-business. c'nterprlse un- der government-seizure shall go into tne.treasury rather tha.ii be- ing paid to the owners. ifcase the penalties on those who strike against a government oper- ated plant by taking out a .provis- ion that they would lose their seniority rights. Before it acted finally, the sen- ate upheld on. a 54 to 28 vole the President's right to negotiate con- tracts with unions after Uxp gov- ernment takes over plants. It voted 61 to ID to keep in tlie -measure a provision to make those who strike, as well as union lead- ers, subject lo court. Injunctions. Previously it had turned down, 44 to 36, a proposal by Senator Rev- crcomb (R-WVa) to exempt from. continued on pafe five Marcus Sione Announces For Marcus A. Stone'of Florence and Uillori counties yesterday filed his formal pledge with James E Hunter, Jr., secretary ol the Demo- cratic party paying in the required 5600 and announcing himself as a candidate for the office of govern- or "of South Carolina. Mr. Stone made the following statement: "As a candidate for the respons- ible office of governor of South Carolina, I favor less government In everything, and more especially with reference to business. Govern- ment should regulate activity and 'not exterminate it. "All money necessary to operate the government should be collected hy. means of only two forms of taxes: A sales tax, and a small property tax. No other taxes. 'As a candidate for governor. I say that if anyone wants to work, let him work without interference. If anyone wants to drink. let him have something to drink, even if that something be whiskey. II a man wants to run a business, give him an opportunity to run that business without snooping or tax- ing It to death In its infancy. Give the farmer a chance to earn some- thing, and then enjoy it. "In other words, as a candidate for governor, I favor freedom of work, freedom. in drink, freedom in business, freedom In farm act- ivity, and freedom from unnecessary taxation and vexation. "1 favor a liberal sales tax, ti small pronertv tax, and no othci taxes. Let a citizen know where he stands and once again feel like a man." IH the Associi.cd Press More than a million dollars worth of federal, stale, circuit and county government posts were at stakes lor hundreds of Democratic candidates whose party primary qualifying deadline comes at noon today Nomination to several hundred poMs ranging from six year congressional seals lo minor magisterial posls supported fees, will be soughl iiy more than Senate- terms and 124 two-year House seats in the general assemb- ly at a year each rounded out the federal and state jots wltli aggregate salaries .for the full terms of exactly In addition lo these 167 Jobs the several hundred county positions from county juogcshlps to crial posts that were open this year and of which the compensation varied from Ftichlar.d couiHy'.s 500-a-jear lo magistrates' Topping Ihe list of stale govern-, mcnt Jobs was the yuVn til II- (.ilii'i'nt n anmiil expenditure on I lie. executive, mansion and grounds. Next in line were nix constitution- al state offices ni a year ouch and one at five solicitor- ships at each and the lieuten- ant governorship at Twenty-three state continued on pige three Russell Floyd Out For House Lake City. May 31-S. Russell Floyd. Jr., farmer and lawyer of Lako Cily. announced Ids' candi- dacy yesterday for tl.o House of Representatives from KloVfricie county subject to (he rules of the democratic primary. He Is a veteran of World War II. having served in the army four years. months of which was spent in the European theatre. Ho participated In five major campaigns with General Bradley's 12th Army Gi oup across France and wilh General Simpson's Ninth Army across Germany. His last official duly was covering the Potsdam conference in Berlin. I He is Commander of the Ameri- can Legion Post at Lake City, a member of the Veterans of Fore- ign Wars, tlie Lake City Lions club and is a Mason. Mr. a former member of the House of Representatives, stated tr.Ut he had "no selfish desires- tor political preferment but was seeking election solelv because he was vitally interested in seeing our countv and state go forward and prosper. He stated that he was in favor of a strong, progres- sive, sound and efficient govern- ment and to attain such would always, lie his purpose." fees. Top fee for qualifying was for an .unopposed candidate for Eovrrnur. riuwn -.o Homing inr aln trusteeships.' Qualifying at the office of state party Secretary James E. Hunter, Jr., through early loday.had pro- duced these 41 candidates for the TRUMAN HONORS NATION'S Truman places Memorial: Day wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ar- lington Natioiia: Cemetery at Washington dead in every'war.
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