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   El Paso Herald-Post (Newspaper) - March 29, 1948, El Paso, Texas                                El Paso HeraldPost U S Weather Forecast Partly cloudy Details on Page 2 VOL LXVIII NO 76 EL PASO TEXAS MONDAY MARCH 29 1948 DELIVERED BY CARRIER We PER WEEK Home Edition PRICE FIVE CENTS Baruch Asks Program For Military Training Elder Statesman Says II S Must Regain Strength Kit Vnitcd Press WASHINGTON March 29 Bernard M Baruch today urged Congress to reverse a scuttle and run policy adopted at the end of the war by reviving the draft and creating universal military training In a statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee the elder statesman linked those meas ures with a demand for an economic and industrial mobilization plan We now face the necessity of retracing at least partly those steps of scuttle and run which were taken immediately after the shooting end ed he said Peace Isnt Automatic That toohurried demobilization was born of the desire to bring our young men back home and of the belief that the mere cessation of hostilities meant peace and of the hope that the United Nations would become effective immediately he said We have learned that making brings its own ordeals and trialsThere is nothing automatic about it Contending that the way to pre vent war is to strengthen national security Baruch recommended adoption of UMT He said it was valuable in the mental and ptysical disciplines it will teach of all youths with physical and mental defects as part of a UMT program Immediate Draft 1 reenactaient of the draft adoption of a total plan for industrial and economic mobilization so that universal training rests upon a solidly grounded pyramid of total pre paredness of an agency to watch the impact of partial mobilization on4he national economy Baruch that the sixmonth UMT training period pro posed in the Administrations plan long enough Anything less than a year would be worse than nothing he said National Mobilization He said that with or without universal training there should be a readytogo plan for the full mobilization of our nation That plan he suggested shoujd include industrial controls wage price anJ rsnt controls stockpiling a work or fight wartime draft taxation to take the profit out of war and other measures same threats which justify reenacting the draft and other measures require the immediate adoption of an economic mobiliza tion plan which can be put into effect without delay he said If we are to be prepared it must be on all No Time to Fumble A Republican senator also urged the Administration to come up with a standby industrial mobilization plan Senator Owen Brewster of Maine said that next time the nation wont have a year or two to fumble around Brewster said his Senate War Investigating Committee may have ready this week its report on in dustrial mobilization It is expected to recommend that Congress pre X pare in advance by adopting legis lation to convert the nations in dustry quickly from peace to war production But he said the Ad ministration will have to re mend specific plans CRACKED isnt much left of this Corner wall in a dwelling place at 200 East Seventh street The Inspection Depart mentwill introduce 8 condemnation report on the adobe building to City Council on April 8 Another Tenement Dwelling Sags Inspection Department officials oday were preparing to take the ase of another sagging South El aso dwelling place before City ouncil The case which will be inlro uced to the Council on April 8 nvolves a adobe build ng located at 100 East Seventh ieet ThYstructure inspectors found ouses six families It is owned by irzo Rodriguez of El Paso Wails Are Cracked The walls of the building are adly cracked At the southwest orner the adobe bricks have crum led away leaving a long open ng several inches wide The open ng has been partially filled with oose brick and rocks One window has been covered vijh arusty pice of scrap metal The roof is sagging Parts of the oundation are falling away One Room Demolished One room on the east side of the was demolished recently The Council after reviewing the nspection Departments findings will set a date for a condemnation earing at which final action will taken Last week the Council took un der consideration the case of an unsound tenement off the 1000 lock of South Santa Fe street owned by Mrs Mary Neei of El 3aso A condemnation hearing will je held Thursday El Pasoan Is Named S P Region Engineer SAN FRANCISCO Cal March 29 R W Putnam former resident o El Paso has been named engineej in charge of Southern Pacific main tenance of way and structures fo six western states Police Will Wear NoDeath Bands El Paso police will wear arm bands showing the number of Day since El Paso had a traffic fatal ity The number Deathless Days Q V n E Paso The Record Is iOI Lets Have a New One Drive Carefully Secretary Marshall Arrives at Bogota Committee Asks U N to Scrap Ross Atom Plan By United Press LAKE SUCCESS N X March 29 A fournation committee today denounced Russias proposals for interna tional control of atomic ener gy as completely unrealistic and called on the United Nations to scrap them without further discus sion Great Britain France China and anada said in a joint report that e Russian plan for an atomic con ol agency would give an aggressor atibn the opportunity to acquire n overwhelming military suprem cy through illegal atomic ac vities remlin Criticized The report criticized the Kremlin ir insisting that the first step to ard world atomic security must be he scrapping of all ove aimed at Americas stockpile atomic weapons The proposal was known to have he emphatic backing of the United tales author of the U N plan or a vetoproof and unprecedent dly powerful world atomic con rol authority Richard Miles of Great Britain ntroduced the fournation proposal o the 11 nations of the United Na ons AtomicEnergy Commission Miles said the Kremlins counter roposals to the American atomic Ian would provide at best only feeble scheme of control Complete Rejection The British spokesman proposed omplete and final rejection of the lussian proposals on these principal would not prevent the di version of atomic fuel and other materials from peaceful to il legal uses would provide no effective means for detecting clandestine activities in the field of atomic energy on the part of nations or individuals would not prsyide far any prompt and effective enforce ment action if and when viola tions were detected By United Press BOGOTA Colombia March 29 U S Secretary of State Marshall arrived today to take personal charge of American efforts to weld the Western Hemisphere into a solid blocfor waging the cold rar against Russia Marshall heads a 90man U S delegation to the ninth PanAmeri can Conference Three Cabinet Members v The delegation Includes three cab inet Com merce Secretary Harriman and Treasury Secretary Snyder No pre lommittee Okays More Export Curbs Defense of Americas depends on Bogota says William Philip Simms Page 4 Trash Fire Spreads To Downtown Building Burning trash fanned by the wind started a fire in the rear of the Acosta Pharmacy at 216 South Oregon street and Hotel De Luxe at 216 South Oregon street today Total damage was set at S500 by iiremen Flames destroyed the hotels out side stairway and smoked two sec ond story rooms Doors and win dows of the drug store were dam aged The front seat of a 1940 sedan owned by Mrs E B Castro and parked in the alley caught fire vious hemisphere conference has at tracted such a concentration of highlevel US officials Marshall and Harriman arriving together in a special Air Force plane were greeted at Bogota air ort by Colombian Foreign Minis er Laureano Gomez After an official reception by juard of honor Marshall sped from he airport to the mansion of Co ombian Industrialist Ernesto Pu yana where he will live for the duration of his stay here Full Schedule His schedule for the rest ol the day included a reception a he official residence of Colom bian President Mariano Ospina Perez and private talks with other U S delegates Tomorrow Marshall and other delegates from the 21 American re publics will attend a preconfer ence religious service at the Cathe dral at 10 a rn The conference will begin offi dally at 4 p m tomorrow whei the President gives hisaddress o welcome Will Outline Policies During the first twoweeks it 1 expected that all chief delegate will outline the policies of their re spective governments Two speeche will draw the most shalls and Argentine Foreign Min ister Juan A Bramuglias Bramuglia said that Argentina in tends to seek a declaration from the Bogota Conference wherein would be clearly expressed tha American nations do not recogniz the existence of European colonie of this continent He said Argentin Damage Was estimated at will present such a declaration Fire Wrecks Storage Rooms In Shaft at Courthouse Fire Chief Boone today said he will recommend against further use of an elevator shaft in the County Courthouse as storage space unless the shaft is fireproofed Fire broke out in the shaft yes terday destroying mops cleaning materials paper and clothing stored on the four floors The shaft has never been used for an elevator County officials some time ago decided only two elevators now in operation on the opposite side were sufficient Floors were placed in the shaft a number of years ago to make four storage rooms Chief Boone said the shaft must be insulated against fire with metal and plaster and air tight floors The first and second floors of the shaft sre used fo store mops brooms mop buckets and other cleaning materials On the third floor the Child Welfare Department I stores clothing for needy children i County stationery is stored on the I fourth floor 1 Most of the materials were Ae John L Lewis Ignores Coal Boards Subpoena Aerial Bombings Add New Terror To Palestine War By United Press JERUSALEM March Three bombs possibly dropped by the newlyactivated Jewish air force fellon the Jaffa port area today a British annouce ment said The announcement said the bombs fell on several buildings near the Freres School and the Greek Orthodox School It was the third straight day in which aerial bombs had been employed by violence in the Holy Land The Syrian government reported that it had rushed 20 planes to the Arab forces so they could retal iate for the Jewish bombs of Sat urday and Sunday at Solomons Pool The fresh outbreak of bombing came as the Jews launched an evac ation of women and children from le Montefiere quarter of Jerusa em Bloody Easter weekend battles ook a poll of at least 106 Jews rabs and Britons y Associated Press WASHINGTON March f foreign Affairs Committee gave its backing today to a foreign id bill amendment to put extra ontrols on exports of strategic sup lies to Russia Representative Mundt South Da kota Republican said the committee rated overwhelmingly to support is amendment to the bill giving the foreign administra or the right to veto any exports to lussia and her satellites when he onsiders it in the national inter est The committee acted shortly be ore the bill rolled into the show iown voting state on the House loor imergency Aid Bill Goes to White House By Associated Press WASHINGTON March Senate passed today by voice vote and sent to the White House a 55000000 appropriation lor addi ional emergency aid to France Italy and Austria The Administration asked the money to keep supplies flowing until the European recovery pro gram can be set up They are now receiving aid under a winter relief bill passed last De cember Parents of Son A son was born March 25 to Mr and Mrs Samuel Keehn of San Francisco The child was named Kurt Michael Mr Keehn was em ployed by The HeraldPost befon fie entered the Army in World Wa II He is a student at the Collegi of San Francisco stroyed in the fire discovered b two policemen in a patrol car a 5 a m yesterday Chief Boone said he believes th fire was caused by spontaneou combustion on the first floor H said he believed oily clolhs were stored there It probably smoldered approxi mately two hours before it broke into flames The Courthouse today was filled with odors of charred rags and wood The walls surrounding the shaft are blackened On the first floor he plaster is destroyed leaving a bare brick wall Windows arc soiled by soot Janitors went off duty at mid niaht Saturday The fire did not disturb prison ers in the County lail atop the Courthouse County Purchasing Agent Sem ites said only the basement will be usco for storage space unlil the shaft is repaired and fire proofed WELL FEU CATS Assault Charge Filed in Auto Fire A complaint charging Adolfo Ivarez with aggravated assault vith an automobile on Miss Oc avia Medrano 20 in an automo ile collision Saturday night was iled toflay before Justice of the eace Windberg Miss Medrano of 244 Porfirio Diaz treet was a passenger in the car Alvarez was driving His car col ided with a car driven by Sgt Charles Ross ofBiggs Base tin Highway 62 near Municipal Air jort She received second degree burns after the car burst into flames She is receiving treatment at South western General Hospital Deputy sheriffs said a car driven by Alvarez was struck by the Ross car when it stopped to make a U urn near the Airport road Flames destroyed the Alvarez car City polcie continued their search ir a 1937 brown Plymouth which believed to have struck Mrs Louisa Clark 83 of 4118 Durazno street at Durazno and Cebada streets late Friday Attendants at CityCounty Hospital reported her condition as very critical today Printers Denied Injunction Stay Bt Associated Press HAMMOND Ind March AFL International Typographica Union today was denied a stay o an injunction restraining it from causing printers strikes that violate the TaftHartley Law Union counsel bad asked Federa Judge Luther M Swygert to stay his injunction order of Saturday pending an appeal The injunction was granted the Government as re sult of a strike of ITU printers on Chicago newspapers and in other cities The court has found the probabli existence of certain unfair labo practices and they have an effee on the public interest Judge Swy gert said in denying the stay The decision restrained them unfair labor practices and t grant a stay would nullify tha very purpose of the injunction 35Mile Winds Here Continued high temperature of 7 was forecast for El Paso today an tomorrow Wind velocity today will reach 3 miles an hour All was warm Telephoto TWISTER LEVELS few badly damaged brick buildings are all that remain of the business district of Coatesville Ind after a tornado ripped through it and nearly leveled ths of 500 population The bodies of 14 persons were recovered Shout Starts Theater Panic to Two Bv United Press MONTEREY Mexico March Two persons one a fouryearold joyfTwere trampled to death and 18 others were hospitaized last night when a motion picture audi ence became panicky after some one shouted The building is fall ing in Authorities said three of the in ured were in grave condition Some 1600 persons were in the act Finders Ask to Force Miner to Testify Associated Press WASHINGTON March President Trumans fact find ng board today called for a federal court order to force John L Lewis to testify about he strike of his soft coal miners The board authorized the Justice Department to ask for a court order after Lewis scorned a subpoena is sued by the board itself which directed him to appear at 2 p m today The board went ahead at that hour with its hearings on the cauie of the walkout but half an hour ater Chairman Sherman Minton announced that it would seek court action against Lewis Refused to Testify Lewis had accepted the subpoena after refusing iti invita tion to testify voluntarily President Truman named the aoard under the TaftHartley Act to give him the facts of the soft coal walkout which began two weeks ago Lewis chief of the United Mine Workers is disputing with the operators over how to dis tribute a pension fund among the miner1 First witness called by the board was Thomas E Murray New York financier who resigned as ths neu tral member of a threeman board trustees for the miners fund Board Deadlocked Murray quit in January after both Lewis and Ezra Van Horn operators trustee rejected a com promise in their deadlock Murrays plan to break the stale mate over who should get Sion today to monthly miners pensions demanded by Lewis was expected to High Court to Hear Union Politics Case By Associated Press WASHINGTON March review a lowef court decision which held unconstitutional the TaftHart ley Acts ban on union political expenditures The Justice Department asked the high court to review and over turn the decision The department said the act represents the delib erate judgment of Congress that it Maravillas Theater watching Tarjs necessary to curb expenditures zan and His Mate Midway through the picture a man in the balcony screamed that the building was collapsing The panic followed Police said an examination of he building showed that it was in perfect condition Strike Fails to Stop Trading on Exchanges By Associated Press NEW YORK March 29 The New York stock and curb ex change union employes went on strike today but exchange mem bers kept early trading moving at about normal pace under emergen cy measures The Financial Employes Union AFL threw picket lines around the exchanges shortly after a a m The lines were heavily reinforced with members of the Sailors and Seamens Unions Brokers entered the exchanges however and the quotations began flowing through on the ticker tapes without apparent interruption There was a large crowd of brokers clerks and runners on the stock exchange floor as the opening bell sounded at 10 a m Both exchanges suspended opera tions of their internal quotation bu reaus but members obtained the quotations from the floor The cotton exchange is not af fected A spokesman said last week the union had scaled down its original demands for a union shop and wage increases of weekly for employes earning less than S40 and for those earning or more He did not elaborate intended to affect the outcome of federal elections Judge Ben Moore in U S Dis trict Court here decided the act violated the constitutional guaran tee of freedom of speech press and assembly He threw out charges that the CIO and its president Philip Murray violated the act by printing an article in the CIO News endorsing Edward Garmatz of Balti more as Democratic candidate for Congress Garmatz was elected The Justice Department in ap pealing Judge Moores decision to the Supreme Court contended the Constitution gives Congress author ity to surround the entire election process with such rules and regu lations as it deems necessary to secure free and honest elections The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the issue on April 26 Court Agrees to Rule on AntiClosed Shop Laws By United Press WASHINGTON March 29 The Supreme Court today agreed to rule on the constitutionality of anti closed shop laws in North Carolina and Arizona W A Seriously III W A Doolittle caretaker of the Scottish Rite Cathedral is in criti cal condition at the Southwestern General Hospital Mr Doolittle is 77 He has been caretaker of the cathedral for 25 years U S Taxpayer Gets a Good Shellacking With Turpentine Bought With His Own This is only one of the many surprises that come to Alley Oop the famed Time Machine whisks him back to the Effypt of thousands of years B C The comical cave man solves he agelong mystery ol the sphinx in a ncw adventure fillce with intrifiue lauRhs and tlanfier The slory starts today in the comic strip ALLEY OOP On Page 1 its own authority granted by Con gress It maintains turpentine prices at 90 per cent of parity Turpentine price support is nothing new for By EARL RICHERT ScflDDSIloward Staft Wrller WASHINGTON March turpentine you use to thin paint cant come down in price because the Government wont let it As is the casi with so many other commodities the Agriculture De partment is using taxpayers dollars hold the prices up It has just come up with its 1948 program of turpentine price support Turpentine producers in the Southern stales have been told that the Government will maintain a floor of for each produc tion unit this year A production unit Is SO gallons of turpentine and 1400 pounds of Kgrade rosin ibiist ytiit asupport price was S11902 per unit The Government floor was raised this year to off set the increased cost of things turpentine producers must buy The Agriculture Department is not required by law to support the price of turpentine as is the case throush cash loans to producers with such commnrtitios potatoes likely would he extensive this year peanuts and whcai U does it on I unless surplus lurpcntmc and rosin the Agriculture Department It started the program in the depres sion of 193435 and has maintained it continuously since 1938 The slocks of turpentine and ros in accumulated by the Government in buyins to support prices came in handy after outbreak of the war By 1946 when all the surplus stocks had been disposed of the Govern ment had turned a book loss of million into an actual proiit ot S15 million The Government now has about S12 million invested in turpentine acquired in supporting prices last a shortage of labor and the creased cutting of pine trees could be exported through the Mar shall Plan Even with production 40 per cent lower than prewar he said about J half of our production of 285000 units should be exported Turpen tine production is down because of in for paper Turpentine and rosin come from gum taken from pine trees Rosin is used in soap varnishes syn thetic rubber etc The present pricesupport law ex pires at the end of this year but Congress with its eyes on the farm vote is likely to pass a resolution extending the law for another year Senator George Aikcn Vermont Republican said such action would cost American taxpayers millions Senator Aiken has introduced a major issue in the boards report to the President That report may be handed to Mr Truman tomorrow or Wednes day even though Lewis failf to testify before that time The formal order was issued im mediately after Lewis turned down the boards invitation to explain the walkout of his 400000 soft coal miners Unaccustomed Smile An hour later two United States marshals emerged grinning from United Mine Workers headquar ters and the Marshals office said that Lewis had accepted the sub poena Thisoccurred after the of ficers had experienced difficult getting an elevator to take them to Lewis office The stairs were barred Shortly after the deputies left Lewis emerged with an unaccus tomed srnile Asked by reporters it he will appear before the board he answered no comment Three minutes before a 10 a m deadline set for his reply ths United Miue workers leader fired at the board a reply to its invitation setting forth his disinclination to testify Lewis Position Lewis said he based this on 1 law and 2 prejudice He ex plained lNeither he nor the TJMW has done anything falling under the TaftHartley Law which Presi dent Truman has invoked in ths dispute He called this law an in famous enactment of the three board members are biased and prejudiced and in honor should not serve He named Mark Ethridge publisher of the Louisville Ky Times and CourierJournal and George W Taylor who was chairman of the old War Labor Board Lewis added that Cyrus W Ching the governments top conciliator sees through the eyes of the Unit ed States Rubber Co Ching is a former official of that company Possible Action Should Lewis ignore the sub poena issued under authority of the TaftHartley Labor Law the board may go to court for an order direct ing Lewis appearance The soft coal operators testified last Friday on their position in the dispute with Lexvis over pensions for miners Lewis was allowed the weekend to reply to the boards invitation The invitation to testify was it sued by Federal Judge Sherman Minton chairman of the board set up by President Truman to inves tigate the walkout which is enter ing its third week A United States marshal was dis patched the subpoena to the United Mine Workers headquarters a few blocks away year The new crop year starts this week new Ionsrange farm bill which Milton S BriKRS head of the would reduce Government support Gunr Naval Stores branch of and cut down on the number nilturr Mid support operations of crops which the Government must support But his bill is not ex pccton to pass an electionminded Inside Your HeraldPost Comics Crossword Puttl Dr B I Conntr Kltauor BonsfveH Korelirn Scrnc Olhniin Ratlin rrocrAmft Rurk Stokes Womens Nfws H IK 4 4 4 19 18 Ifi IK 11 4 fl7   

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