Walla Walla Union Bulletin, March 28, 1948

Walla Walla Union Bulletin

March 28, 1948

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Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 28, 1948, Walla Walla, Washington The National Whirligig Newt Behind the Newt ---------4 (By John ruher) Mounting apprehension in Wash- Infton over Soviet policy is based en the belief that the Rusians now are practicing exactly what they havt been preaching for years world revolution. Most had assumed and hoped that Slav truculence would short of military measures. But the violent overthrow of de- mocracy in Czechoslovakia, the for- mation of "action committees" elsewhere, the signs of approaching civil war in Italy convince diplo- and military authorities that trouble is brewing fast. Previously, government officials thought Moscow warmongering was chiefly propaganda in the nature of "pep talks'" to arouse the faith- ful it home and abroad. They con- cluded .that the Communist hier- archy would wait for years until the world masses were converted to communism. But failure to win majority sup- port even in nations behind the iron curtain seems to have convinced the politburo that it must grab pow- er now before the United States mobilizes its military potential in opposition. The big in Washington are saying tlat if Americans are to combat communism effectivelv, we as a people must understand it. We should realize that the Com- munist leaders are career revolu- tionists, who teach revolution and whose pupiis believe all that they have taught. These apostles of violence appear determined to have their own way regardless of the consequences. A high official in the capital thus de- them: "About dogma- warped key men have the power to ruin the peace of mind of the rest of the world." These bosses are not workers, whom tney pretend to represent, but perverted intellectuals backed by professional soldiers. Figures re- leased by the last All-Soviet con- gress show that less than 10 per cent were The rest were officials, bureaucrats, managers, engineers and office personnel. The fathers of Russian Bol- fhevism knew only Romanoff des- potism. They founded a dynasty, based, according to Prime Minister Attlee, on an "inverted czarism.'' Those still alive and their disciples (Continued on Editorial Face) to Reach Peak From Snow About June 13 PORTLAND UP) The Columbia river's seasonal crest from melting will occur about June 15 at all points below Pasco, the wea ther bureau reported Saturday. There will be only slight flood- ing in the Vancouver-Portland area that April and May rainfall is near to Bckley S. Ellison, senior meteor- ologist. The Snake river, his report says, Is expected to discharge its. peak flow about two-weeks before the Columbia reaches its crest and will not occasion any flooding in the Columbia. ANOTHER NEW PIECE OF SERVICE EQUIPMENT At FRED BECKER MOTORS See It and the Men Who Operate It In Becker Ad on Page 14 Walla Walla 'SUNDAY Our 79th Year, No. 347 Walla Walla, Wash., Sunday, March 28, 1948 Sunday IQc Copy Two Thirty-Two Pages Freedom Train to Arrive Tuesday Pre-Easter Tornadoes Hit Five States; 23 Known Dead to Bring Week of Storm Fatalities to SOMETHING FOR NOTHING A WARNING from the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU A division of the C of Ccrrrrerce In Walla Don't be a sucker for a photographic "COUPON DEAL" SEE PASE IS Acting Chief 78 CHICAGO (AP) Pre-Easter tornadoes and gales that ripped into eight states added 23 more fatalities to March's vicious weather rampape. The new deaths brought the nation's eight day storm death toll to 78. The latest rash of struck Friday night in the south and injured more than 100 persons and caused property damage of several million dollars. A March mixture of snow, hail, heavy rains and strong trailed the twisters in the midwest. Destructive winds and hail storms hit parts of Alabama and Tennessee. Stiff northeast wind off Lake Huron pushed ashore a massive six foot wall of ice at Saginaw. Bay, Mich. The ice mass, which started a glacier like advance, damaged four cottages and threatened 100 others. However, a shift in the wind from northeast to north re- duced the danger, at least momen- tarily. In Chicago, the wind pushed high waves over the Lake Michigan breakwater and flooded the outer drive from 23rd to 47th streets. Traffic was detoured in that sec- tion. Storm Kills 19 Friday night's tornadoes killed 19 persons in Indiana, three in Ala- bama and one in Louisiana. Twist- ers, or gales, also struck parts of Illinois, Missouri, Georgia, Missis- sippi, and Tennessee. The twisters followed by exactly one week a similar series of tor- nadoes that struck from Texas to New York, killing 42 persons. Thir- teen persons also were killed in gales that swept Oklahoma Thurs- day. West central Indiana was hardest hit by the new tornadoes. Twelve were killed in the little town of Coatesville, which has 350 popula- tion. The winds smashed 25 homes and several business houses there. Danville, a town of popula- tion 20 west of Indianapolis, I was half flattened by the winds, but only one person was killed. Three were dead at Hadley. a small community between Danville and Coatesville: one in Clay county, 40 miles southwest of Danville, one near Fortville, 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis and one at Craw- fordsville. Disaster Units Set Red Cross .disaster units and state police moved quickly into Coates- ville. A temporary hospital was set up in a. school building and a (Continued on Page 5, Col. 5) Capt. Ed Kanz of the police de- partment was appointed acting chief Saturday by Mayor R. V. Borleske. He succeeds A. L. Jef- ferls, resigned, who is on termin- al leave (Staff photo; Davison engraving) Captain Kanz To Be Acting Police Chief Ed Kanz, captain in the Walla Walla police department, Saturday was appointed acting chief of the department by Mayor R. V. Borles- ke to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of A. L. Jeffejis, which becomes effective April 15. Addressing the civil service com- mission. Mayor Borleske wrote as follows: "Captain Ed Kanz is next in rank to Chief A. L. Jefferis in the police department of Walla Walla. So in response to your letter of March 15, 1948, I am appointing him chief of police for the time being to fill the vacancy caused by the resig- nation of Chief A. L. Jefferis, this appointment to remain in force un- til the civil service commission is in a position to make a recommen- dation for a permanent chief." March 15 the commission wrote the mayor answering a letter irom him written March 8 regarding fill- Mirie Operators Hint at Back To Work Move WASHINGTON cropped up among some soft coal operators Saturday that idle miners soon may be heading back to work, but a union leader in the field discounted it entirely. President John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers busied him- ,uiu m-iuu 0 rescuing w feU meanwhile consulting with ing the vacancy caused by the how to Proceed in the ignation of Jefferis which was pre- face of tne governments campaign sented March 6. The text of an end to the 13-da-v walk- Passage of Foreign Aid Bill Expected House Leaders Expect to Ram Bill Next Week by At Least 3-1 Vote; No Poll of Members Asked Freedom Train Exhibit Car WASHINGTON, ers expect to ram the foreign aid bill to passage week by at least a three-to-one vote.' They are so confident that Speak- er Martin told a reporter the lead- ership isn't even polling members on which way they will ballot. The bill is intended to use ican cash and military "know how" to help Europe and China stem the menace of Communism. It is aimed at what Martin, in a speech Saturday night in Toledo, called the "despots of the the "men mad with lust for power who are determined to overrun the "We must stop them." he said, "we intend to stop them." Absence of Poll Martin disclosed the absence of a poll on the foreign aid bill be- fore leaving for Toledo. Chairman Eaton (R-NJ) the foreign affairs committee said: "My own view is that there won't be more than 80, and I doubt if there will be that many against the bill. There has been a very great change in the attitude toward this Red, White, and Blue Streamliner to Bring Documents of Freedom Interior of Freedom Train exhibition car shows how documents are displajcd and marines on guard. The Freedom Train will be open to the public here Tuesday, March 30, from noon to 10 p. m. Junior High School To Be Included in New Program The top committee democrat. Rep. Bloom agreed there "won't be 80 votes against the bill." The house has 432 members and three vacancies. But ordinarily fewer than 400 show up for roll call votes. An amendment bombardment 51 Receive Minor When 2 Trains Collide GRAND RAPIDS, persons were injured, most of them slightly, when a westbound Pere Marquette Detroit Grand Rapids streamliner crashed into the rear of a freight train during a snow- storm Saturday. Tvvelve of thc injured were (aken to hospitals, where two were de- tained. The remainder were given first aid at the accident scene. All of the injured were from Michigan cities. Railroad officials said the accident was caused when the freight train against the bill will start on the nad to slow down because of the house floor Monday. Rep. Vorys storm. The passenger train crew managing the measure, spotted the freight train ahead and he thinks it will be over by were slowing fhe streamliner to says Tuesday. So the vote on passage could come late Tuesday or sometime Wednesday. May Be Some Changes There may be some tighten up on exports to Russia and to put in of economic help for Japan, Korea and the Ryukyu islands, for instance. But Vorys and Bloom predict the bill is going through pretty much "as is." Alter that, the senate and house will have to settle some differences. That will take several days. But congressional leaders say halt when the collision occurred. they are sure the bill will be at the white house for the president to sign early in April. The administration wants the bill to be a law before April 18. That is the date for an election in Italy in which Communists are trying to make a strong showing. letter was: tout. "In reply to your requisition for .Some operators guessed unoffi- appomtment, dated March 8, ml-ht- send the. the name of the person eligible toj fill the position of chief of police.' "We do not have an eligible list at this time and you are hereby authorized to make a temporary appointment from members of the police department, as provided in section 8 of rule 6. general rules and regulations of the civil service commission. "An examination for chief of pol-! ice will be held in the near future and a name certified to you for appointment." That letter was sign- ed by Ray Apphns. city clerk, in I his capacity as examiner and clerk1 for the commission. men back to work as a means of making it unnecessary for the gov- ernment to go ahead with sach emergency measures as an in- junction. Lewis had no comment on this. An aide said "I don't know a thing" about any back-to-work plans, and (Continued on Pace 21. Col. 6) Youth Killed In Boat Fall Military Aid May Be Must WASHINGTON, officials now believe the United States will have to furnish arms as well as economic aid to strengthen Western European nations against Russia. Some authorities speculate that congress may be asked to revive the wartime lend-lease principle of arming nations whose defense is in the interest of American secur- ity. Subject Studied The whole subject of American military relations with the free na- tions of Europe is now being stud- ied by top administration officials. Presumably decisions will be made in the near future and Euro- pean governments have been or will be consulted on their own est- imates of their requirements. White house and state department lead- ers constantly stress the urgency of action to "stop Russia" and __ __ __ _ _ every Soviet gesture at a western I g0 to publish their" Freedom Rally Is Set Monday Two major events remain on the Week of Rededication docket be- fore the actual visit of the Freedom Train here Tuesday, chairman of various committees said Saturday night Because of Easter Sunday, two j gaturday. Izvestia, Russian go'vern- After more than a three-months study of existing conditions and fu- ture possibilities the board of edu- cation of school district No. 1, week that new junior high concluded last struction of a school here in the near future will be the first step in a school mod- ernization program. The program, according to Judd Kimball, chairman of the board and W. A. Lacey. city superinten- dent of schools, is destined to be all-inclusive and eventually include everything that goes into an edu- cational system from text books to teacher's methods. Junior High is The junior high Basis school, of- ficials of the board declared, is the basis of the entire modernization and changes in city grade schools can be made as money becomes available. Lacey, in explaining the schoo' program, pointed out that two grades would be eliminated from many of the existing grade schools and one from the high school as it is planned to carry seventh, eighth and ninth grades in the jun- ior high. The one to be constructed in the near future will be located in the east end of the city although a def- inite location has not been decided. Later it is planned to build a sec- ond junior high school in the wes- tern portion of the city. Aid Grade Schools At the same fcme the junior high building is under construction. It is possible the district will build the first unit of a permanent addi- Freedom Train Schedule a. m., arrival at Union Pacific depot from Boise. (Note: Train will be switched after arrival here so as to be placed in position for daylong visit at depot.) a. m.. ceremonies of formal arrival, including "action" of train being "welcomed" by wagon train. Walla Wallans in pioneer costumes, Indian chiefs and others. This event is good especially for movie and camera shots. Walla Walla Cinema club will make photographic record in color. a. m.. "Preview hour." In line with the national pattern and following the same general plan as is in effect in all communities where the Freedom Train visits, a one-hour "preview" is staged for the following: Representatives of school rooms, one boy and girl from each seventh and eight-grade room and the home rooms of the high schools throughout Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon. Representatives of the press and radio, visiting mayors and other dignitaries. Members of the committees on arrangements and the sponsoring committee. Admission to the train during the "preview hour" is by guest ticket only. This is the only time during the day that a ticket is required. a. m.. Formal "Welcome to Walla Walla" ceremony. This will take place from a covered wagon at the depot, and will be participated in by General Chairman Reuben Denning, Jaycee President, Al Bradford, Mayor R. V, Borleske and Walter O'Brien, train director. Noon to 10 p. m., inspection by the general public. This will be entirely on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no admission charge. Children under 12 will not be admitted unless with an adult. There will be no admission to the train after 10 p. m., regardless of how many may be in line. Free booklets about "Documents on the Freedom Train" will be given all who visit the train. tion to Green Park school since it was indicated last week that addi- Tuesday will mark the arrival of the originals of those historic documents upon which the American way of life is based when the Freedom Train arrives at the Cradle of Northwest history ior it! first visit in Oregon and Washington. The train will arrive at the Union Pacific depot shortly after 9 a.m. where it will be greeted by Indian chiefs -and of three Northwest tribes and covered wagons, symbolic of the earliest efforts to build this portion of the nation. The native from reservation Mission, Ore. that they' plan 'lor on hand at the same time as five- unit covered wagon train and num- erous Walla Wallans attired in pio- neer outfits are to be at the Union Pacific depot to wtoeome the train (Continucd on Page 5, Col. 6) Newspaper Cost Shows Increase NEW YORK news- paper publishers are paying about country tends to speed up the process. Another of these gestures came events have been combined for Monday, Freedom of Religion Day and Local Heritage Day. Commem- orating the religious aspect of free- dom. Jhon Hendricks and members of the Ministerial association have completed plans for a public relig- ious rally to be held in the Wa-Hi auditorium at 8 pm. Monday. John Rae. area director of the I Freedom Train, will be the princi- I pal speaker. Rae. who was recently j called to Xew York because of ill- I ness in his family, will return to i Walla Walla Monday to fill the ment newspaper, let go with a blast at Norway which some diplo- mats thought might be the start of newspapers today than in 1945, and costs are still rising At the same time, their revenue from advertising is up about 50 per cent id from circulation about 35 per cent. The bureau of advertising, of the Ions feared Russian campaign'thc Amerlcan Newspaper Publish- ers association, estimates its mem- ber papers received from national advertising in 1947, and in local advertis- (Continued on Page 5. Col. 2) DENIES GUILT j Stanley Roland Gioos. 13. Fern-, spcakmg engagement PERCELL. Okla.. (fP) Purman dale and Walla Walla youth. Musical portion of the rally will Wilson. 47. a lawyer and promi- killed Saturday near Tne Dalles. iinciude number; nem Oklahoma state legislator. I Ore., in a fail on a river barge under the pleaded innocent Saturday to ajeratins on the Columbia river. f neth Schillin charge of murder in the shotgun i Few" details of tne accident. are'orcncstra directed slaying Thursday of a used car known except tr.at Gibbs was dealer in his office. He waived pre- working on the barge and fell mi imrnedialcl liminary and was bound over for some unknown manner. His at 9 Monday the Local trial without bond. -ents. Mr. and R V. Gfobs of HcrUaee Day committee will take ;Freewaicr, left for the scene late ovcr an o1d tlmc dance and SCOUTS WANT MIXER i Saturday. celebration at the armorv. Big fca- SEATTLE The Seattle Boy The youtn was born in The Dal- turc of tnis affair will be thc cos- Scout office is looking for a small. Ic.s. He later moved to Freewatcr tumes and the grand march, of- band-powered cement miser. nis aa rents and resided there said Saturday. Everyone is wJl be used to mix cement for a and in Walla '.Valla for 10 years, i urKcd to attend costume as Refugees Tell Of Movements TRIESTE. Yugoslav zone of the free ing. Costs Skyrocket Costs however. Finnish Press Charges Plot HELSINKI. Finland, con- servative press charged Com- munists Saturday with planning a dictatorship in Finland while an iron curtain hid the course of Mos- cow negotiations for a Finnish- Soviet friendship and military pact. The report that the negotiations .ad reached a serious phase coin- ;ided with articles in the Soviet press which strongly accused Nor- way of .following a "dangerous" trend of military-collaboration with the United States. Finland's strongest independent afternoon newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat. declared "the fact that a small minority of our people (the Finnish Communists) openly threat- ens to use our foreign political posi- tion to force its own will on the great majority of the people ac- cording to the well-known pattern has caused nervousness." The paper referred to a speech this week by Herta Kuusinen, wife of Finland's Communist minister of the interior, in which she said "Finland must follow the same road as Czechoslovakia." Sanomat then asked, "have" not our people suffered enough already without having to go the road of brotherly hale for the second time within a few The conservative paper Kaup- palehti took the same line concera- and newsprint and ink for an av-jing the Kuusinen speech, erase 50.000 circulation paper are "One could not express more to Walla Walli. That part of the day's program of events is scheduled for ap- proximately 10 a.m. as the red, white and blue streamliner comei in from a visit the day before at Boise. An invitation has been ex- tended to all folks in the district who want to get into pioneer out- fits to do so and be a part of the welcoming group. Cameras expected to be pretty much in evi- dence at that time. W. H. Till heads a special com- mittee working out details for the (Continued on Page 5, CoL- the mar. said. lary official'; The troops .fn. !partments. 71 per cent: nsiv.onco for onsets pef ccn.. 48 perj j cent; and circulation. 35 per cent.! T immediate com- lhc adds_ m To 'about BALLOTS COUNTED i SEATTLE iJf> Final tabulation expense, of union shop balloting held this ivm rfuvui. -juu increased' week at the Booeme Airplane com- repor's ina .2.009 or rates ,n thc past year I parry Saturday showed a vote of moved 11.0 .-ie that today practically 80 per 1.136 to 663 to maintain existing 500 this newspapers Practically 80 per of daihcs m the country (Continued on 5. Col. 6) union shop agreements be- Itwccn Boeing and local "51 of the JAeronatical Mechanics union. Din of Mortars, Guns Drown Out Hymns as ]eics Bomb Arabs JERUSALEM. IP. Four Jewish that "-vnbs have been oT- plar.es bombed a in thc :xood-- Arabs in a pre-Eastcr -i rife. There 1 ave OCCTI It was not clear Idi fiddlers and dance call- were n tO WclCOHie addition to the 2.W) reported, by As Easter Sun Is Promised perform, ror those not dancing a grand march will be held and spec- tators arc urccd to attend in clothes of years aco TWO DISMISSED other sources Nether v. as it cicar whether the troops were rerlacc- mcnts. Gen -S. A-rcy, Bri- tish senior civil affairs officer, den- ica earlier Saturday p iblishcd re- Promuc if sun'Jiirie and contin- ued hi chcr temperatures for Eas- church were to include low mass at 6 solemn mass at cail- TOPFENISH Gilson pOrts lha: additional Iroops -lCr Sunday is to bnnsidrcn's mass at 9 and low mass at TrunKc and George S.ejiel .British military pil c" -A thc police civil service corn- ljp 'l0 border pitched battle which enveloped a rcr-o-t? of Jewish rccon- A. Ross arnounced the removal of :n th" frc" tTritiry h J.'-c .Tev s aid 31 Honolulu sa'cly here lat'1 '.'.ill crew of more than an hour of ap- (Continocd on 5, Col. 7) preheasjon about its safety. in their zm- and Y-JRO- Christ and the significance of the be at and festival service oi holy communion, fully choral. will come al 11 a.m. Central Christ- (Continued on 5. Col- 4) l-c-3 fitting -Ah. 3 r.car tne Cnvirch o' "icr.t ar.d THE WE Incrrasinc and continued mild i with bifb Sunday 60-S5 decrees. resurrection, will be iciterated to ian church has an 8 a.m. prayer worshippers, young and old. j service and will hear Dr. J. 3. S-.irir.se services were scheduled ;Huniey in final messages at the fi-r 6 (Vclork at stadium.j 11 a.m. and the evening service. iidf." a unices ol Alhed VouUi. and An Easier canata. "The Garden a4 St. Paul's Episcopal church. Scr-j i vices St. Catholic] (Cmtiawd on S, CtlL 1) GREAT NEWS! E. O. M. 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