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   Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 4, 1951, Walla Walla, Washington                               Walla Walla UnioivBulletin muTc 4-, MacArthur Assails Gag Rule RiJgmay Visits Front, Confident Allies Cam Continue to Hold Reds Si rHfimj tsiir 1: tlir 11 rturr ti-.ininar.'Tti r 3snniUtnr SSWSHEB an ttfap SShir JBicry x. MteSn Slunp SiurtSi E, Sluixn. masfa mthnm trtir as adunir. jsraraaiurfi mmnny samn- HJSUL. lairy aawe nws tS AMe Declares Gen. MacArtliur Supported Traniflirs Policies TOSS. Ac aife to pied iy MacAr23Hr. ms Gen. MacAniar says tie STV-I aides. Xe-asrcen pr cccsied Far Sasiem iad biiefsd by ibe" general's Demand lor Pennies Keeps ILS, Mint Busy DEXVEE- j? fJX-t day ai IT Trial's ntnar d-Disn 52-d-? iiy j -end OT tOr> LD The za2age is dse ID a shortage of ceiit rereSSirg lo Hoses E. IT of the Q fee He estimated today That S90.- gave ras support" to spokesmen Ircon Quarters President Tnnoan and "made des- second Soar of lie'hoieL perale effort io carry ors his pol- 'Whitney's conference d e a 11 acies and directors'" -uniji tie largely with a storv in Xewsweek day he was dismissed, 'magazine, appearing in the issue of pennies go into gum The aide, Haj. Gen. Courtney distributed Thursdav. machines, baby banks and oiier Whitney, held a surprise con-; The general's personal aide de- similar channels each -week. And lerence Thursday night several' nied a magazine's assertion that his that's five days of production for hours afier MacArthur and ids chief had been planning a 3ocaJ rnoney factory at the party returned from the closed on President Truman the currerrf average output of senate hearing in Washington. latter issued his ouster order. 1-800.000 pennies. It was the first time reporters1 "General MacArthur's sole ef-', ae shortage? Your guess had been allowed in the 37th floor fort was support of the oresi-i !s as as anyone's Includ- Waldorf-Astoria towers siute occa-ident and the president's' de-' ing Smith's. He wouldn't specu- late. TAIPEH. Ffflc-Msa, Claim Press sasd Friday SRB planes and icea ef Xmet-spoasored iaiensatianal force General Before Committee For Seroml Dav: Motion to Open Hearing I> Defeated liiii.ii.TiL -B in "Tlir "Ji Tli- TI: .stir u.iuljJ !r: il: -riir u Iir ucr-r -iur -dtr brjjr -P-TMirtrr Tr-unon: 'br tin (Grm. JJLac- to tie FAXCT .AXIHatS-Jn liw aura-iSs at tbe Jmaor U-reSsti sixnr seal ai Spetaaie iriB be Hresleei fitted by nxmy bays of the Esnpire. to be sfcroo; ccojleoders are iie two jncrabeis of tiae Wa-Hi Fntine Farmer cispier here: Arnold Knopf HaborcJ -KiCs his iw fe -rcii-iiT ib-si :r2D m ice A-iica lites Frjiajz j3oi rulr." -.a, rbr Anmsa i I'O CS3T3S3 IG1S1C II 131- lie1 Lr-s of litar stis, ard, rcraaps :i- Jnrnre of oar cram- Police Seek Boy Missing In California NORWALK, Calif. all over the nation are looking for 10- year-old Charles Houghton, who bought candy in a store near his home here 22 days ago. walked out and hasn't been seen since. His picture was sent to 500 police stations throughout the country and his home district has undergone a house-to-house search. There have been many reports, such as a boy found in Salt Lake City resemb- ling him. But all have proved to be false. His distraught parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Houghton, do not believe their son was kidnaped. "I don't make that kind of said Houghton, who re- turned to his job as a railroad switchman two days ago. He had spent 20 days helping search for Charley. The boy's mother said she has no plans to return to her job as a telephone switchboard operator un- Whitney said. Newsweek says that. 90 days, before his ouster, MacArthur "al- ready had started compiling and indexing all the pertinent docu- ments" defending his ideas as op- posed to those of the administra- I tion. "For the the magazine says, "he (MacArthur) asked a friend, an old army sergeant wh had served under him for 30 year and was living in retirement i Tennessee, to return to active du ty. The sergeant had picked eigh Army Calls For i an- force ane in Maseaaiia ready to enter tfce Korean war. Ii said tie vohmietr air force is made np of Poles. ford sleer, zed Jobs NartUwIra Ibelowj wills Ms haoapsJure fat Iamb. Czechs, IJthnaEians and other] Both boys, seniors, have exiibited previoosly at the Spokane show. Soviet satellite nationalities. Tbese anltmls wfl] be among these to be shown Saiontav at the Another nationalist report said nnnnal Walla Italia jnnioi livestock show at the fairgrounds Soviet Enssia has decided to ex- Walla Walla sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, pand its Far Eastern military (Xortnan Entien photos, Davison area to include the railroad network between Dairen and Harbin. This proposed expansion would take in such big- Maa- chiirian cities as Mukden and Changchun. Other reports said that for all practical purposes Manchuria is under full Soviet militarv con- trol. Group Would Cut Fund for Apiculture enlisted men as his assistants am they had gone to work." Whitney described the assertion as "completely false." The magazine adds that, as a re suit of nine soldiers' efforts, Mac Arthur had 21 foot-lockers "cram med with documents" aboard his plane when he left Tokyo. til her son is found. She said she believes he is still alive. So does her husband. The Houghtons have three other children, Shirley, 15, Richard, 14, and Dennis, nine. Oldtime Graves Are Uncovered Near Ainsworth Oak Ridge Construction AFL Workers Still Strike OAK RIDGE, Tenn.. strike of A.F.L. construction workers on a huge atomic plant project here showed no rigns of breaking up Friday. Union leaders have broadcast ap- peals, job stewards of the various crafts have asked the men to join them in returning, and the con- tractor has made two wage offers. But only a few of the 1.500 work- ers who walked off the project Tuesday have heeded the pleas. The half of the employed on the job- walked out on the day a delayed pay increase negotiated last fall was due. It was withheld pending approval of the wage stabilization board. Maxon Construction Co. has of- fered to pay at once all increases, possible under the WSB 10 per cent I formula and to make any further! pay hikes approved by the board retroactive to May I. (Staff Correspondent) PASCO Six graves were un- earthed Friday morning when a cat skinner, Joe R. Cyr, was oper- ating his equipment in a dirt mov- ing operation on the Standard Oil ;ank farm property located on the Snake river. When Cyr noticed, his find he notified Standard Oil officials who in turn notifisu Sheriff Harve Huston of Franklin county. Huston stated after com- pleting his preliminary examina- tion that it is possible that the graves are in a cemetery that was used by the people of the old town- site of Ainsworth established in the 80s on the Snake river near the old ferry landing. Roger Olson Franklin county coroner, ordered the graves marked and covered up until further in- vestigation is completed. Both Hus- ton and Olson requested that any of the "old timers" that have any knowledge of the cemetery get in touch with them so that they can expedite the removal of the bodies. At the time that Standard Oil pur- chased the property for their tank farm they had no idea they had a cemetery on their hands. There was no comment from Standard Oil officials. j guns added to the daily toll of Red casualties. Communists made m attacks. "So far the only things they'vi succeeded in destroying are a few WASHINGTON The army .tens of thousands more of their Friday issued a draft call for !own Ridgway said, men in June. "And so far as I can see they're This is the smallest number to continue to do any monthly call since the draft was resumed last September. Since that time, a total of 550.000 men have been drafted or placed on call for army duty. The army got men in each of the first three months of this year. Thereafter, the April draft was halved to 40.000 and the May quota was reduced from to The army said the cutbacks were made because of the greater num- ser of men volunteering for serv- ice and lower-th'an-expected casual- ties in Korea Presumably, the same factors en- tinue to pay the bloody price they've been paying." By U.S. eighth army estimate the price is close to Red casualties since their now-bog- ged-down sprii-r offensive start- ed April 22. The eighth army revised its estimate of Thurs- day's communist losses to sjnc front com :ered into the decision to call only m June, although the army gave no specific reason. Army of- icials previously had told congres- lonal committees the June call vould be around The navy, air force and marine orps said they would not need any raftees in June. These three serv- ces have been depending entirely upon volunteers and the recall of reservists to meet the needs in Korea and to build towards the larger manpower goals authorized for the fighting forces. Severe Dust Storm Is Reported at Pasco (Staff Correspondent) up to 45 miles an mander, Ridgway wondered "how long those (Chinese and North Korean) fellows are going to con- tinue to put up with the empty Communist promises to throw us out of Korea and destroy the Uni- ted Nations army." The Reds were gathering today under the protective cover of rain clouds for another attempt. "It's a tragic Ridgway said, "that they have to sacrifice so many tens of thousands of peo- ple and continue to devastate this country for their own aggressive, selfish ends. "Whatever the enemy does he will for." U.N. planes were shot down, seven tanks destroyed and an American counterattack repulsed. There was no U.N. report resemb- ling this. Weather Man Sees Future Showers hour occurred here Friday morn-J Scattered showers are expected ing in a dust storm which brought i period begin- a zero ceiling reading at the air-1nlng Saturday- weather bureau port. The storm is believed to be one of the worst to hit here this. Showers falling between noon I and 1 pm., in Walla Walla totaled .07 of an inch, the weather bureau reported. The morning shower to- Government Plans Installation Of Radar Devices at 26 Points WASHINGTON, (IP) disclosed in house appropria- ernment plans to place modern tions subcommittee testimony made airport surveillance radar installa- public Friday, tions at 26 points in the United The list of States, Alaska and Hawaii during wa the year starting July 1. jc. i F-or second day. -fee 73-Tear- old general -sras lie -sritaess chair before senators inquiring the issues and be- ppdjjis suramary dismissal frcca i his Far cofrsrcaads by J President Truman, Senators McMahon (D-Corm) and WASHINGTON A 12 per- supporters oi cent cut in the agriculture depart-' issue, took Mac- jmenfs budget for the fiscal to tasfc for sending a letter July 1 was recommended House Republican Leader Mar- t Friday by the house appropriations 'Mass) endorsing the idea of j committee. bom Ding Hed China bases, and The committee approved a using Chinese Nationalist 157.433 budget. S99.S48.113 against the Chinese Com- than President Truman asked and mumsts- S52.742.267 less than the depart-1. Publication of this letter immed- ment received this year. Thellately preceded President Tru- house may revise the figures furth-' removal of MacArthur al- er when it votes on the bill next' their policy differences week. Almost one third of the cut was in effect a bookkeeping transaction which reflects no actual saving of public funds. The president had asked for to permit the department to reimburse the Com- modity Credit corporation for ex- penses in eradicating foot and mouth and other animal diseases. Instead of providing the money, the committee told the department to cancel the debt. Another note cancellation trans- action was involved in the handl- ing of funds for carrying out th nternational wheat agreemen commodity credit corporatio makes payments called for by th agreement. The president had r quested transfer of fo his purpose from the depart ment's permanent fund for the di; ribution of surplus commoditie: nstead, the committee said t h vheat agreement program shoul e handled through cancellation o otes issued by the CCC to th reasury department. This mean lat the agriculture departmen ould use the for othe urposes authorized by law. Substantial cuts were made b le committee in funds requeste or the forest service and for soi onservation payments. In addtion to the cash in the bill ic committee approved loans au These devices, which scan the Of Home director aim skies and detect planes within a would be installed and operated by 300-mile radius, will be civilian in- the civil aeronautics administration. of Larger items in th( fo Plans the radar nstallations year. Downtown office workers re- ported that at times it was diffi- cult to see across the street so" I tailed only a trace. thick was the atmosphere withi Temperatures will be slightly flying dust. The storm was subsiding early n the afternoon. FREE GARDENIAS To All Women Shoppers Today and Saturday at the BOOK NOOK. OUR GREAT COSMETIC SALE CONTINUES See Page 3 THE BOOK NOOK :irst Main Tel. 2024 State May Get Tough Unless County Assessments Righted above the seasonal average in East- ern Washington and a little below average in Eastern Oregon. Accumulated heat units, March 1, based on the average daily temperature above 40 de- grees, total 625. Normal for the period is 689. In the next five days 80 units are predicted, compared tc a normal of 73. Old Paper Pickup W01 Be Saturday First of a series of waste paper 'dars, but a CAA spokesman told a [newsman "they wil! be closely tied in with the defense set-up." West coast installations on the list include Burbank and Long Beach, Calif. Others are planned at Denver and Salt Lake City. Installations outside the U.S. collection drives will be held Sat-J would be located at Annette lUand urday by the Junior Chamber of and Fairbanks, Alaska, and HonO' Commerce. lulu. Residents of Walla Walla are asked to place bundled or tied pap- er on the curbings for the pickup '.Most of Nation Gets A threat by state legislators to "get tough" with counties unless assessments are put on "a more realistic basis" came in for com- ment here Thursday by R. C. Watts, [executive secretary of the Wash- ington State Association of County Commissioners. Watts was one of the principal speakers at the opening day of a two-day convention of Eastern Washington county commissioners, engineers, assessors and auditors.! More than 30 persons are attending the meetings, representing 10 coun- commissioners have authority to ties adopt an ordinance saying tran- Watto told the He said that tax levies could be, MacArthur Says Million Men Lost in Korean Fray reduced and the burden of finance control would fall on the commis- sioners rather than the assessor. Earlier in the day the commis- sioners considered the new one per cent real estate tax and ways of handling it. "We must assume that the tax is legal and will stand up under WASHINGTON, Doug- las MacArthur figures battle casualties in Korea are around men for both sides, with losses for "one side" of about 250.- 000. In addition, many civilians supreme Watts said. ing. Newspapers, magazines and card- Normal Spring Weather: _. lOOtl Danger Lontinues board are desired. The Chamber of Commerce fire prevention committee has approv- ed the paper collection drive pro- gram in that through these pick- ups potential fire hazards are re- moved from homes of the city. Power Film Is Shown At Exchange Club Meet Exchange club members saw the operation of a muncipal power sys- tem on film at a meeting Friday noon at the Marcus Whitman ho- tel. By Associated Press It was near normal sprine westh- The film. "More Power to You." was produced by the Seattle muni- cipal light system and depicted auu wiu siauu up unaer "pai iigia sysiem ana aepiciea the closest scrutiny of the state fnaje Deen casualtjes ot "e "8ht- that concern's operations, power development and future. Carl Johnson had charge of the program. UIL irWiuitiiaftiuiid s i that legislators had threatened to of swne routine, prior to May 1, are subject to the tax. get tough with the counties at the next session unless assessments get closer to the base of one-half the "true and fair value" of property. Ifor counties to close the court- He repeated a proposal previous- 'house all day Saturday, most com- ly advanced which would involve 'niissioners here agreed to leave A debatable issue is whether the "bJSSi there is no mere "skirmish" andj in protesting "this continuous! slaughter." "Our own (battle) casualties, American casualties, have passed MacArthur said. "The North Koreans have lost about Our losses, on our side, are a quarter of a million men. Although the state legislature passed a bill making it possible Captured Red Korean Tells Of Uranium Sent to Russia PCSAN, Korea, captured North Korean official said Friday atom bomb materials were shipped from Red Korea to Russia and' er over most of, the nation Friday. The midwest, after several days of summery weather, cooled off as temperatures dropped to around normal levels. The mercury fell to around freezing early Friday in Duluth. Minn., and Pellston, Mich. It also was chilly in the North Atlantic states. Coolest spot was Bangor, Me., with a reading of 29 above. The warmest weather was in the southern and western parts of the country. The 94 at Jackson- ville, Fla.. Thursday was a record for the date. The only rain area early Friday Was in the Tenness valley. Flood conditions along the Mis- sissippi river appeared unchanged. The big stream was receding slowly at most danger spots along the lowa-Missouri-niinois stretch but there still was a danger of levee breaks. al electrification and telephone loans. These loans are repayable Steel Supply for Autos Cut Again WASHINGTON WV-The govern- ment Friday ordered another five per cent cut in the use of steel for passenger autos and station wagons. That reduces permitted consumption to 75 per cent of the level in the first half of 1950. On July 1, the national produc- tion authority announced, a fur- ther expected cut will reduce use- age to 70 per cent for passenger dated back for months. McMahon questioned "the advis- ability, if not the impropriety" of a field commander's expressing such differences to "people in pol- itical life." General Firm But MacArthur refused to con- cede he had done anything wrong. As on Thursday, reporters were barred from the hearing sessions so the manner in which the antag- onists delivered their exchanges was not known. From the censored transcript sent to them, it was plain, however, that there was of- ten considerable heat in the words. In the senate. Republicans, who have been fighting to open up the hearings to the public, pushed it to a vote but lost 41 to 37. McMahon's questions ranged into MacArthur's statement last fall that he hoped to have his boys "home by Christmas" and the gen- eral's tactics in splitting his forces for a "win-the-war" drive to tha Korean-Manchurian border. Plans Approved As to the split lorces, MacArthur said his troop dispositions had the approval of the joint chiefs of staff. And as to the "home by Christ- mas" talk, the general said, "that was my hope." The record indicated some signs of anger on MacArthur's part when McMahon asked whether he bought it came within the prov- nce of a theatre commander "to -eigster publicly with persons in political life, or out of it for thst matter, his differences of opinion" with his government. MacArthur replied: "I believe the theatre comman- [er has the responsibility of regis- ering his views as he might see fit, if they are honest views and ot in contradiction to any imple- menting directives that he m a y ave received." Then referring to what he called he "implications" of McMahon's cars, station wagons and light trucks. At mid-year also, NPA said, it is anticipated the steel going into medium trucks will be limited to 100 per cent of the early-1950 level and, for heavy trucks of than 16.000 pounds, to 120 per cent of that base period. Today's action was taken under the steel conservation order which governs use of the metal in dur- able goods such as autos, refrig- erators and washing machines. Only motor vehicles were affecte< by Friday's cut, however. NPA said the tightening w a necessary to provide "more stee for defense and defense-supporting activities." adoption of 60 per cent of the fair selling price of property as the value. Tax assessments then would be on half of that figure, or 30 per cent of the sale value. Present he said, average only 19 per cent of the value. Watts explained, "the it "up to the individual counties. The group made no state-wide decisions. Some counties expect to try the closure on a three-months trial basis during the summer. The commissioners ended the bus- iness sessions late in the day and "I am not talking of the civilian (China in the past three years, populations who must have lost! Cm'JTse Yong. former chief Baseball many, many times that. NATIONAL LEAGUE "The enemy probably has lost uon- tow South Korean u casualties." committee that the Red Korea's general affairs ._. i o FISH COUNT tion, told a South Korean investi- ma- the annual banquet was held Thurs- PORTLAND, (Jfi The upstream evening at the Marcus count at Bonneville terials Monazite and Tantalite contained 0.1 and 0.9 per cent ur- anium. He said the ore came from mines in Northeastern Korea. New York .301 000 7 0 -icmpaey, Mulr <5t. Petit (8) aad Fitzgerald; and Noble. Cincinnati ........____001 130 12 0 Brooklyn 100 210 000-4 14 2 Fox. Smith (5) and Pramesa: Hatten, v tha mort of McNarr dam. S, lingerliags 17. former ed offciaid Rus- jass SrSsS licripted. CairiBanne Branca (9) Oregon Legislature Ends Long Session SALEM, UP) The 1S51 Oregon legislature adjourned at p.m Thursday after a tedious 116-day session. The end of the longest session in state history came quietly as both houses finished all their work. H solved complicated financial, education, highway and truck pro- blems. Never before has a session had so many tough jobs. It left the state in good shape to face the next two years. The bud- get is virtually balanced, if the cigarette tax isn't attacked by re- ferendum. State services will go on just about the same. (See story on page 2 for details on action.) McMahon's (Continued on Pare 5, Col. 5) DAY PROCLAIMED OLYMPIA OB Governor Lang- e issued a proclamation Friday reclaiming Sunday, May 13 as Mother's day. He said Mother's day has assumed a new signifi- cance this year "in that our coun- try in conjunction with United Na- tions forces is engaged in a war against aggression, and many of our finest young men are at the battlefront. protecting the free- doms we all cherish." For The IDEAL MOTHER'S DAY GIFT Don't Miss NAIMY FURNITURE'S AD See Page 3   

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