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   Daily Huronite and Plainsman, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1946, Huron, South Dakota                               YEARS of Service to CENTRAI; SOUTH DAKOTA HE AND PLAINSMAN Weather South Dakota: Scattered show- ers Friday. Cooler. Huron: Showers tonight, Friday. Cooler Friday. VOLUME LXI HURON, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MAY SINGLE COPY 5c NEW ERA Huron Child Crash Victim PEACE SEEN No' Peace For China r Mary Stratton Killed; Others Baidly Injured MITCHELL, May 30 first traffic fatality; in the Mem- orial holiday period in South Da- kota was registered last- night with the death in a Mitchell hos- pital of 15-month-old Mary Ann Stratton, daughter of the.; Rev. and Mrs. LeRoy 'Stratton of Huron, of injuries received in collision late Wednesday between a stock truck and the Stratton family car on U. S. 'Highway 16, seven miles east of .Mitchell. Stratton, his wife and another daughter, Sharon, about S years old, were injured, and State Pa- trolman Wesley Newlpn 'said physicians at a Mitchell hospital told him theirr. condition'. was critical, The patrolman said-the -truck driver, Holland Will. of Kimball, was not injured. ENROUTE TO NEBRASKA The Rev. and Mrs, family were enroute to South Sfoux City to visit .Mr. Stratton's parents over Memorial Day when accident occurred. Mr. Stratton is a junior in'Hur- on College and during the w.eek in the home of the Rev. A. W. Wolfe, 1029 Ohio Avenue Southwest, spending his vaca- tions and week ends in 'Hazel, where his family resides. He is pastor of the Methodist Churches ir. Hazel and Thomas. Friends from Huron who visit- d him last night in the hospital n Mitchell reported his .condition Anti-Strike Laws May Be Discarded As Result Of Coal Strike Ending WASHINGTON, May 30. Hedging with a couple of some Congress-members began to to speculate today that the capitol storm of strikes may not produce a single labor law. The hotly-disputed draft sec- tion already has been ripped out of President Truman's emergency bill. Hatipnalisi soldiers in front line trenches atop a hill ;they wrested, from near Szepinkai, Manchuria, at the cost.of some 300 casualties. Communists hold Siepinkai, an important rail junction which bars entry to the plains that to Changchun, Manchurian. capital. (NBA Telephoto) On this first peacetime Memorial Day in five years, we pay tribute to those who died to our way. of. life. -But unless we conduct that life as they "would hare .wanted it. Memorial Day sentiment does little honor to the dead who "0ave the last full measure of devotion." Huron Pays Tribute To Living And Dead Heroes Of Past Wars See Possibility Of Rent Control Here By My 1 m- f Highlighted by services at Riv- erside Cemetery and' the season's' opening baseball game at the State Fair. Memorial Day the first peace- time commemoration of war dead from four wars as veterans from World War II joined in services honoring the memory of men who died in combat. Patriotic organizations repre- senting the four wars, the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and World War assembled at-the Riverside Cem- etery at 10 o'clock and paraded down the memorial shaft com- memorating the honor- of the .un- known soldier; There, after- rit- uals including laying of wreaths were completed, the Rev. Paul Mallory, pastor of the Congrega- tional Church, delivered the main address. Remember' The Living "We observe Memorial Day., for three the Rev. .Mal- lory said in his address. "The first only "commonly held in most people's minds, is to commemorate the dead and the missing. The second, and equal- Jy important, phase was to honor the dead by 'remembering- the living, "the. wounded, mothers, wives, children and sweethearts of the war dead." "The third-important phase of See HURON, Two Electric Railroad Tied Up By Strike NEWARD, N, J., May 30 The Hudson and Manhattan Rail- road, electric all-passenger- line carrying persons daily be- tween New, York City and north- ern New Jersey, was shut -down at 5 a. m. EDT (3 a, m. CST) tb- day by a strike 'of trainmen and occurred leaf, than engineers. The strike 12 hours after President Truman issued an order setting up a fact- finding .board to report to the White House witrin 30 days. The strike called, .union leaders said, because the had declined to accept provisions of the settlement which endec the general nation-wide railroad strike on Saturday. Nation Honors Her War Dead By The Associated Press America's war dead were honored around the world to- day with flowers, taps and rifle salutes. Led by President memorial, services were con- ducted through' most of the day in Arlington National where lie the un- known soldier and other Fresher graves drew, pil- grims in France.and; Italy and on the bloodied, isles of the Pacific. Wreaths and -flags were placed on' the isolated graves of several men whose bodies have yet to be removed from Germany. In Japanese 'placed ,flowers at-the base .of a'monu- ment Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who "visited Japan .in 1879.: .Navy planes from Hawaii flew poppy wreaths, to Saipan, Tjnian, Wake, Midway, Iwoj'Kwaja-, .In the cemeteries 'of Nor-. mandy, French civilians join- .ed. Americans in: the' tradi- tional .moments of silence and- the placing of wreaths. There were speeches; .too, where the. guns of war .rumbled.. They dealt sol- emnly with the past, and with the future, hopefully, Reported black .market meat operations in Huron will be in- vestigated by the" Office of Price .George Adams district information officer, tolc members of the Beadle County Community Service Panel at their weekly meeting last night. Ac companying Adams was Richard Bates, a member of the distric OPA's investigation staff. he contro has been recommended for Hu ron by regional OPA in Chicago Adams" 'declared he understboc the agency lacks' sufficient funds to open 'a control office here. The recommendation, he said, was based ,on a survey of Huron rents made late in 1945 by the Bureau n-t T of Labor Statistics. If-Congress appropriates necessary, .funds, chowaver, ren control might be established her by July 1, it'was learned. .Should, such. be im >osed, it was explained, all liv ing quarter rents would be frozen as .of. a certain date, January 1. 1948. Therefore, landlord charging more: rent today than they.did-on-.that b required" to reduce rental to th old "base level; In-case of hardship, landlord may charge, more than they di See. RENT, Page Two Prison Slayer Gets Life Term BISMARCK, N. D., May" 30 Nerby, 21-year-old peni- tentiary' inmate, was sentenced .to life imprisonment Wednesday aft- er he pleaded guilty to a first degree murder charge in connec- tion with the slaying Monday of John Oles, a prison guard. Nerby was serving one year oh a car theft conviction when he killed Oles and escaped from the penitentiary Monday night for (about 12 hours of freedom. th Storm Sewers Aimed At Accomplishing Two Main Objectives ind .daughter, -Sharon- as -Jess a series of articles erious. Mrs, Stratton's mother is to acauaint Huron voters' -with There were too many uncertain- ties for flat predictions, but the possibility of a complete blow- over was being widely if privately talked. Settlement of the soft coal obviously has taken off the main heat. The "Ifs" The big "ifs" are: 1. Whether President Truman signs into law the Case strike control bill which a thumping 230 to 106 House vote sent to .him yes- terday. Several Democrats have said he will veto it. 2. Whether the threatened June 15 maritime strike develops a new "crisis." On the Case bill, the President is getting conflicting advice from legislators and others and mean- while is keeping his counsel. Sec- retary of Labor Schwellenbach told reporters he may recommend a veto. The House vote yesterday was large enough to override a veto (two-thirds are but. the Senate's last Saturday was not Chairman Murray (D-Mont) of the Senate labor committee, who frankly wants a veto, predicted the Senate would sustain Mr. Tru- I man if he takes that course. L- Lawmakers. generally agreed that developments in the mari- WASHINGTON, May 30. The coal strike is over. John L. Lewis won a a day wage boost, a health and wel- fare fund and nearly everything else he asked for his bi- tuminous miners. And- the public caught the vi- sion of an uninterrupted flow ol postwar automobiles, radios, re- frigerators and gadgets from long-troubled assembly lines. But the public also got a bigger coal ffrs. A." C.' Johnson of -Minne- polis. EXPECT HEAVY TOLL WASHINGTON, May 30. 'he nation today observed its first "Memorial Day since the end of World War 2 hostilities'and with housarids expected to be on the lighways the National Safety ouncil urged motorists to drive with special caution. Only a few violent deaths hroughout the country were re- ported at the start of the holi- day, but the Council estimated hat 329 persons would be killed in traffic accidents over the ex- ;ended holiday week end. Early reports snowed five of the lirst seven violent deaths resulted rom traffic accidents. Three of the fatalities were in Ohio and one each in South Dakota and Utah, An accidental shooting also' was reported in Ohio and Connecticut reported one violent death. Accidental deaths on Memorial Day last year totaled 74. to acquaint Huron voters with projects proposed-in-the 000 bond issue election next Monday, June 3. The follow- ing deals with the proposed system of storm sew- ers. Turn to pages 2 and 7 for diagrams of proposed sewer projects.) Pastor Makes Slight Gain; RunDopiClues Slight improvement was noted today in the condition of .the Rev. Sherwood struck by .a stray small caliber rifle -bullet wm'ch pierced.' His left lung and lodged in his spine- Tuesday, ning while fishing along'the James River, in Riverside in Huron. Police Chief Harvey Huntley disclosed meanwhile that he has interviewed "several persona who acknowledged they were -firing rifles in that vicinity' and at that time, but none .admits firing in the direction of the park." Must Remove Slug Unless the slug is removed from Rev. Smith's spine, so that .it can See VICTIM. Peae Two Huron's proposed system of storm sewers is designed to serve twp primary purposes: (1) To eliminate basement flood- ing which in the past has resulted in intolerable sanitary conditions and uncounted loss to home own- ers and merchants. (2) To prevent excessive storm water from entering the sewage disposal plant where it gorges fa- cilities and impairs treatment. To accomplish" these an engineer hired by the city has drawn plans for what he-terms an overflow system of storm sew- ers. Briefly, this proposes joining the .new.-, line with the existing critical. flooding points in such a when storm water reaches; a Certain lev- el in the-sanitary, sewers 'it will overflow into, the .storm sewers. This method of intercepting storm See SEWER. Page Seven rots Warning C WASHINGTON, May 30 The "government 'posted stern warnings today that it wants the maritime and. farm equipment la- bor disputes quickl; i. J Mackenzie's Column Only Straight From The Shoulder Methods Will Assure World Unity By DEWITT MACKENZIE 1 -AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Secretary of .State Byrnes ph Tuesday flatly denied title charge made -by -Soviet Minister Molbtbv that the recent Paris conference of foreign min- isters _ an ,Anglor American bloc had c p n d uc te d an offensive against the Soviet last night Russia tossed the ball back to'America.' V.. Andrei Gromyko, Soviet repre- sentative on the United Nations Security Council declared at a rally in New York last night that there 4s tendency on the part of "certain countries" to dominating part ;In the United Nations to the; detriment of the cause; of .peace and; security. Mr. Gromyko didn't specify the "cer- tain to which re- ferred, .but. you don't have .to..be ajj.ekpertinmd reader to know that he refeiredi to Uncle Sam and John BiilL So the argument is back where it started is it? If peace is in the hearts of all -the Big Three, then perhaps progress has been made, for both _Secre Byrnes and Foreign Minister 1 otov have made their respective cases very clear In plain talk; rery  iahd gulf''ports. At the same time the secretary cautioned the J. I. Case arid Channers farm implement "com- panies that they made a to rwich an agree- ment with their striking workers by week's end, he wil ask President Truman to seize the companies'nine plants. "We need farm equipment to plant a crop to take care of the needs of Schwellen- bach told" a news' conference a' which he discussea both dispufes report that the navy ready with a complete plan of operation to over the mer- chant marine if that strike devel- came fwim Capitol Hill, but lawmaker who disclosed it asked not to named. Seven unions are poised to .call out seamen anil steve- dores on June 19. time dispute are bound up with the future of the President's emer- .Igency-bill. I Cut Out Draft Provision The Senate, by a 70 to 13 Vote, late yesterday cut out what some legislators consider the heart of that provision for draft- ing into the army those who strike against government-seized plants Democratic Leader Barkley (Ky) told reporters that whether the maritime dispute is settled "will determine my course" when the Senate goes back to work on the measure tomorrow. In the Senate yesterday, a coalition of 33 Democrats, 36 Re- publicans and one Progressive tore put the draft section after listening to cries of "Hitlerism" and "ill-considered measure." Senator Lucas (D-lll) who fought to retain the draft provi- sion, said that as he views the sit- uation anything might yet hap- pen. "If another crisis comes, they (the Senate) might reverse them- selves Lucas said in an interview. The House cleared the Case bill to the President by accepting Sen- ate amendments to the measure sponsored by Rep. Case (R-SD) and orignnally passed by the House months ago. The Senate first let the bill kick around' until the industrial scene became tense as a result of the coal strike., Finally, Saturday night, after Mr. Truman had -pleaded for his emergency bill and against hasty action on any permanent labor measure, the chamber shouted its final approval of the much-amend- ed legislation. Ban Contributions Among the changes were provi- sions that would ban employer contributions to welfare funds ad- ministered exclusively by unions. ._ This was aimed directly at John PHILADELPHIA, May 30 (ff) L. Lewis before his negotiations of. the 13-day strike the government resulted in bill. President Truman watchefl Lewis and Secretary of the In- terior J. A. Krug sign the con- tract late yesterday in a White House ceremony that ended the last major barrier to full-scale industrial output- Lewis's anthracite miners are due to walkout at midnight to- night, but hard coal is used pri- marily for heating homes. And a nationwide maritime strike is threatened for June 15. but the domestic market will quickly grab everything Ameri- can industry can turn out for months to come. Full. Operation Monday Lewis said the bituminous pits will be in full operation by Mon- day. The strike lasted 59 days broken only by a two-week truce when it was at the peak of its staggering impact. then the government will be able to return the mines to their owners remained a question. The they wens advised of the contract terms on- ly a couple of hours in advance ol the actual signing were plain- ly displeased. The government seized the mines nine days ago and imme- diately got. down to bargaining Newspaper Strike navy reportedly ready Ends In Philadelphia Polling Places In City Listed Polling places in Huron for the special city election Mon- day and the regular-primary election day following will be same, City Auditor M. F. Walt said today in announcing the list. They are as follows: First Motor Company, 307 Dakota Avenue North. Second Gro- eery, 203 Illinois Avenue Southjvset. Third Ward, First Precinct Garage, 469 Wis- consin Avenue Southwest. Third Ward, Second Pre- County court house: Fourth Ward, First Pre- Hall. Fourth Ward, Second Pre- Filtering Plant. Fifth Ward, First Precinct School. Fifth Ward, Second Pre- School. Sixth Ward, First Precinct School. __ Sixth Ward, Second Pre- Lawn Grocery, 718 Ninth Street Southwest. Mr. Walt also indicated to- day that his off ice in the City Hall will be open from 11 a. m. until 4 p. m., Sunday, June 2, to accommodate voters who may wish to cast absentee bal- lots for-either one or both of the elections. with Lewis. Out of those talks principal contract of 370 AFL truck drivers em- ployed by Philadelphia's, three i newspapers was.. an- nounced at 7 a. m. EDT (5 a. m. GST) today by management and union spokesmen.'1 Representatives of the Morning Enquirer and Record and the Eve- ning. Bulletin .said' a .two-year joint contract .was signed" with Local- paper and Handlers Union Team- sters International arid Teamsters joint1 r-The: strike began May 18 and halted deliveries of the three normal daily cir- culation is came, these terms: 1. An 18'4-cent an hour waga increase, which with overturn provisions will add to the miners' daily rate and hike his earnings for a five-day week from to 2. A a year wel- fare fund to be financed by a five cent a ton royalty on each ton of coal produced and to be adminis- tered by a three-way board. Pres- ent payroll contributions will go into a separate hospital and med- cine fund to be controlled solely Dy the union. The payroll contri- butions vary in different coal- fields. 3. Unionization of a limited number of foremen. 4. Standardized safety, sani- tation and housing facilities. The contract, signed by Lewis with a pen borrowed from Mr. Truman, is good only for tha period of government operation. The operators themselves will have to sign before the mines will be returned to them. Operators Voice Alarm But the operators, who had tried in vain for two months to wangle a contract out of the bushy browed United Mine Workers' chief, made little effort to hide their chagrin over the terms. One important producer said privately he feared some "mar- ginal" mines would have to shut down when relinquished by the government. And he added the 'hunch" that many others would ike to "close up and go fishing." WASHINGTON Page Two 628, Philadelphia rNews- and Magazine Chauffeurs Condemned Convict Commits Suicide McALESTER, OkUu, May 30 (ff) Deputy Warden' Raymond today; Stanley Steen, convict scheduled'-to die in the electric chair shortly after mid- night, had committed suicide in death row. Steen was discovered on his 'ce'n bed with the veins of his right arm slit by a razor blade, Raines saidJ Steen .was to have been exe- cuted for the slaying of Pat RUey, a prison guard. a three-way' control. As it went to Mr. Truman, the Case bill also: -Provides for creation of a fed- eral mediation board which could step into labor disputes arid at- tempt .to solve them. Once -the board moved, in, a strike or. lock- out! would, be forbidden for .60 days. Calls for fact-finding commis- sions in disputes involving public utilities. Bans secondary boycotts, use ol violence in strikes, unionization of supervisory employes unless they engage in manual labor, and in- terference with movement goods hi interstate commerce. Authorizes civil suits agains either unions .or''management for violation of collective bargaining contracts. Louis Hayward And Socialite Marry BEVERLY HILLS, Calll, May 30 Actor Louis Hayward and Peggy Morrow Field, south ern California socialite, were married yesterday by Dr. William E. Roberts, pastor of Presbyterian Community Church Hayward, former marine corps captain, was divorced by Actress Ida LUDUIO in May. 1945. Flood Waters Begin To Ebb HARRISBURG, Pa., May 30 W) flood waters receded slowly in Pennsylvania and low- er New York today leaving be- lind a debris-littered devastation that took at least 13 lives and caused property and crop losses expected to exceed by "four days of continuous spring rains, the Susquehanna and Allegheny Rivers and their tributaries had boiled over Mon- day in-the worst flood since 1936. Two more deaths were report- ed in Tioga County, Pa., where mountain streams boiled Monday after three days over of a constant, drenching downpour to block roads and cut off communi- cations more than 48 hoars. Thousands were made tempor- arily homeless as the waters spill- ed into residential areas of scores of and business communities. Today life in once flood-bound towns returned slowly to nor- malcy. Three spots Jhit hardest by the racing waters were Williamsport and Eldred in Pennslyvania and Elmira, N. Y. At Williamspcrt rush of water at one time covered two-thirds of the city. At Sunbury. Pa., where the raging waters ripped a 60-foot in a dike linking a railroad embankment with high ground a half mile north of the city at most of the low lying sec- tions were still under water, at olaces four fees deeo.   

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