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   Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - January 3, 1949, Beckley, West Virginia                                Shanghai Council Sends Peace Plea to Reds HatetQJ) Story in Column 1 SISCE OLDEST IXSTITUTIOX VOL. 68-170' 1 BKCKLKY, W. Y.V., .MONDAY AFTEKNOON. JANUARY 3, I CENTS Party Lines Strengthened as Congress Opens Cease Fire Plea Made Over Head Of Nationalists By The Associated Press SHANGHAI The Shanghai! city council -today went over the National government's head and asked the Chinese Communists for a cease fire order and the be- ginning of peace talks. The appeal was sent in a Washington and Oregon had message, lo the Communist capjtaljchartered the DC-3 from Seattle Air Charier, a operator, to take them back to 14 Students! Die In Burning Plane Bj- The Associated P.'tis transport plane loaded with Yale University; students crashed and exploded seconds after its lakcoff last night, killing at least 14 of the 30 persons aboard. I'ifteen survived the crash. One person was not accounted for early'today. Twenty-seven Yale, students relay to' all Red at. Yenan for leaders. The text of the message as ap- New Haven, Conn., after lhe proved by the city council Sun- holidays. The ol'ier three aboard day evening and announced today laid: were crew members. Till: FLANK KOARED down; them. "1 saw one man with his hair on file, screaming anci moaning. The impact and explosio'n sptit the right side of tire plane. Some' escaped by scrambling the broken others Dutch Harrassed By Guerrillas in SeVera! Sectors "On behalf of the icy runway just at 10 p. pie of Shanghai Communist feet off the ground ers are asked lo order an im-: faltered, struck the ground and mediate cease fire and leave every-Lrnsned Ink the end of a Boeing thing to discussions between yourUlrplane' Company' representatives and those of government." LymJ Browili a Fjeltl throjigh the door. FIREMEN STRUGGLED to DATAVIA, Java West Virginia News Briefs Frosl Damages Florida (rops; BV THE ASSOCIATED FRKSS Troop- er J.' R. Wolf said Leonard railroad worker, would be By Tiit charged with felonious shooting Truck growers in the Flor-. tne wounding of JiiE cousin, ida Everglades surveyed Irost-' Lee Poole, 43-year-old mail car-jwrougln damage lo their crops Attempts To Form Bloc With Rebels 11.- The Truman administration bids for push ell of Ceredo, W. Va., post office'plcte on the cxlei'.l of the fi nspeclor at Huntinglon for freezing temperatures ast four years, ussumed new Florida Saturday nighl, it uties today as assistant lo have been heavy Indonesianjor in charge of the Cincinnati di- many seclions. WVU Spetialisls To Hold Schools rabies to the battered plane so it could be hauled from the hangar, where a new Boeing stratocruiser stood loaded will gallons of gasoline. They pulled loose the tail section anc rear fuselage portion, but the ,i (guerrillas are slabbing repeatedly vision of the Post Office Deparl- jat Dutch positions on the island menl. The division covers Indi- employe, estimated lhe plane waslfronl part was jammed in a charr- going 80 to 100 miles an mass against the revetment when it struck the hangar revet- Hours after the wreck rescuers still were removing burned bodies ment and burst into flames. "I ran over to the burning plane arid helped some of the fellows who were on the ground Brown said. "Others from the Six specialists from West Vir- crusncd pla'nc were. .runnjng and trying to identify victims. Thirteen were taken to hospitals soon after the crash, several badly burned. Some left-the scene un- aided, adding to difficulty oi gmia University will conduct around crSziiv ani3 r helped-quiet determiiiing the number killed. schools, sponsored annually by the Raleigh County Farm (Bureau on 16, 17, and 18, Farm Agent H. B. .Thomas.announced today. Speaters at the garden school February 16 will be C.t. Bishop, plant pathologist on "Insects and KempeV, garden specialist on "Garden and T, D. Gray, landscaping archi- tect, on "Outside Improvements of Homes and Gardens." pos: of Java, the fugitive underground ana, Ohio and Kentucky. Republican radio said today THE DUTCH HAVE issued what they describe as a cease file order on although it authorizes Netherlands soldiers to continue "operations against roam- Charles B. Drake of Hunilniton said West Vircinla needs 412 den- Ibis to come up to Uie national average'of one for each ing groups or individuals trying toj" people. The Jiture wai con cause disorder." They would not talned In a report drawn up In of Ms picking up again as nti p'er after two ycais as speaker ithe House in the GOP-dominated] JBOlh Congress, called the houscjL' Warren O. Johnson, chief of Ihducniiblk.-in slewing committee Federal-Stale Frosl Warning [n discuss a possible coali-j vice, said some crops of corn. wjin sweet potatoes, squash and new beans were killed and that Ict- THIS HOLDS A THRKAT ofi s as the 42 GOP sena called into cauois today, all this maneuvering for on was the almost, certain ledje thai President Truman [posals at Congress in a 30-mimite jperscnal app-.'arallce on Capitol jper JlliU at 1 p, m., Wednesday. cabbage and other crops trouble for a proposal by Mr.' No llatl doubt lhe MEETINGS OF FARM men and women and 4-H groups will be arranged in different sections-of, the county February 17 and 18 when the other ithree specialist: will The.speakers 1C Boggs' slate Boys' Club leader; Miss Eldise Cofer, nutrition specialist and Miss :Ruth specialist. Knoch, clothing Army Engineers Okeh State River Project By- The Associated Press WASHINGTON A Mononcahela River improvemenl pro- gram costing of which would be spent, in Monongalia and Marion counties in_West.yirginia has received tl'K approval of district and division Army engineers. The- program, :as' outlined by: cay when a similar order might be issued in neighboring where Dulch reports picture op- erations as nearly over. The Dutch said there are "no Republican troops under a responsible commander" in Java But lhe Republican radio, mon- itored here, gave this picture ol harassing tactics against the con- quering Netherlander: 1. Republicans attacked Ponoro- Sukoliardjo, Wanogiri, Soek'a- boemi, Garoet and the Bantam Harbor area, all on East Java. 2. Dutch planes were shot down in central Sumatra. 3. An automobile bridge out- Senator- Myers (D-PaJ, calls replacement of locks -and dams Opekiska .would County and 15 in Marion. It also envisions raising the crest of Dam No. 8 downriver in Pennsylvania, and deepening the channel from Pittsburgh to above Fairmont to nine feet. THE PROGRAM is in addition to the project now in, minimum channel width ride Soerakarta, Java, -was blown up by Republicans while seven Dulch army trucks were crossing r 4. Guerrillas-attacked'a Dutch military convoy west of Cheribon. THK DtlTCH theni ri' ported fl rubber estate near of 300 miles froni Bafavia. Dutch sources jvpport of a prcpoul (o estab- lish four-year medical and dental school at Weil Virginia University. L. Sidebot- lom of Huntington, who retired from the State Police last year after 21 years of service, has been named chief fieiri deputy to Wa y n e Cou n ty Sh eri f f Ho mer and southeast today. The blizzard which came tut V, (.uuuiLgi, HI it i u 1UI a I UJ were 'damaged, some extensively.jTruman's friends, designed to ask Tcmpcralures had climbed back Democratic Speaker laboi' a boost in into the 50's throughout the broad powers lo speed ac-illle minimum wane, health, educa- iioi: on administration bills. !llon- anti-monopoly and housing out The administration firmer farm price sup- of'the Rock Mountains into west-looked simpler clear away and extension of lhe recip- r.Vn Kansas, weslcrn Nebraska House roiid blocks- to the program., and western Oklahoma las! nisht social welfare program the Presi-j HIS BUDGET, scheduled for of tlif solid variety which dent is expected lo outline it; hisiunveiling January 10; is estimated might ca.-ry diminishing effect stale of the union for the year be- nlo the citrus fruit belt of In Rio Grande Vallev and Coast, W. M. Percy Wednesday, and fijjht out the is-jgimiin'ir July 1. .This apparently I 'ederal forecaster at Chicaog. SNOW WAS FALLING ar fa :oulh as New Mexico and El Paso Tex. MORGANTOWN The West Virginia Associated Crop Growers Association. will hold its'annual crop. Improvement conference and '8th annual meeting here January Jerusalem Raided by Plane irogress at Morgantown, wher6itown a seven-fool minimum pre ocks and dams .Vos. 10 and II are vails. The project would raise the being replaced by a single lockjminjmum ic njne feet as.far up jnd dam. as the lower two miles of lhe It also is in addition to a above Fairmont. job replacing lock andl The engineers' report estimated dam No. 2 at Pittsburgh, also nowllhat utility companies would be feel on the Mononsahela and a'said five Europeans and ll'-In'do minimum width of-200 feet, where nesians threw.back an attack by) possible, on the'lower two miles of-lhe Tygart. AT PRESENT there is a nine- fool channel from Pittsburgh to Morganiown, but above Morgan' Johns Hopkins U. HeadReiires By The Associaled days after the old era quielly end- ed for ir.u of Affisrica's aveat in- n progress. ..._ stitulions of higher learning, Johnsi The new locks and dams be-power line and pipe line crossings.] labor The Associated Press was nil C.T on aiun.it "J I, i-e. i 5M -guerrillas, killing five. warplanes nioni hnncintf a same sources said another In the same are's attacked later. Senators Differ In Labor Views -equired lo spend to The Associated Press night, bringing a new threat of Jewish retaliation against There'were two.raids. At least five persons were .injured in the first, when three bombs were dropped on a densely populated Jewish quarlev; Another raid came three hours nfer. No details were available >ul two explosions were heard. AN ISRAELI spokesman said Hopkins University. Us president, Dr. Isaiah Bow- helped set the bound aries of Europe afler the firs World loday after a 13-year tenure. Immediately, Dr. Detlcv Dronk University of Pennsylvania bio- physicist and director of the Na- tional Research Council, took over as lhe sixth Hopkins president No special ceremony signallec the change. Hopkins tradition, which Dr._ Bowman helped shape, generally frowns on academic pomp. The 70-year-old educator, mem- ber anil officer of numerous iearn- Iween Morgantown and Fairmont New pools would have to be would-have single locks 84 feetjdredged, and railroads and high- wide and 600 feel long. Those some points. ed societies, holder of many hon- orary degrees, has been active also in Maryland civic and gov- ernmental affairs. Advocate of universal military training and of a strong America. Dr. Bowman recently remarked am even now jittwar." Officials to Address County ACP Pa'idey J. Ward Wood, West Virginia support and G. W. Uram- directoi- of the Purchasing and Market Administration, tentatively las agreed to speak at the plann- ng meeting of the Raleigh County Agricultural Conservation' Pro- mcr, of Trap Hill, on "Delivering Limestone in Raleigh County." committee Democrats diffeicd tor day over whether-to speed hear- ings on repeal of the Taft-Hart- ley law or wait a month or Iwo. Senator Elbert Thomas (D- who will head the commit- tee in the new Congress, told reporter he still beljeves the group should go. slow on labor legisla- 'on. But Senalor Murray (D-Mont) said in a separate interview that on repeal and a substitute In eastern Colorado and Wyo- ming, where the snowfall was the heaviest of the winter, deep drifts slowed 'rain and motor travel Some plane flights out of Denver were cancelled. Approximately 200 motorists were stranded at Nunn. Colo., where many of them were housed in' a publlt hall. Subnormal temtieralures also stung the Pacific Coast area, ex- cept extreme southern California. At; Ba'kersfield, Calif., the mer- ai midnight Some highways be- tween Articles San Fran- cisco NOTHING-'WORSE than partly cloudy' skies ffwith temperatures about normal were in prospec :or the- northeastern stales wher foods' continued lo subside. sues finally in the Senate. will include for the. There a quarrel'among the Re-iinititary and plus publicans coincided with the Plan aid. -Thc.'i9- ing of the new Congress. jgoveniirients parlicjpaling in Insurgent Senate iKuropea'n Recovery Program' said who say Ihey to ''modernize'1 .heir up SenHlor Lodge of Massachusetts as a candidate against Senator Taff of Ohio, try- ng to hold on lo his post as chair- man of the Senate Republican policy committee. TA'FTS VICTORV claim only indirectly disputed yesterday In a statement at Paril that they will need of American aid in the fiscal year beginning next July'l; The .President will economic situation'in .a-message Friday. He has-promised to '_ -was details of his foreign in fly rtie Associated Press .TBX-. Israel Jiiltj'-Tjtf own" spokesman said' today 'lhe Vatican Rejects Hungarian Offer Wade H.. Robinson, slate field-ifor the Tafl-Hartley moasurc from West Virginia Uni- versity, will discuss "Whal the Lester Man Accused Of Resisting Arrest' Harry Brown, of Lester, waived; preliminary hearing today on charge of resisting and returned to jail in default of a commlmity committees; C. L. bond. Haivcy, who will speak on "Al- Magistralc J. P. Meadows fined Tobacco, Polatoes, him SI on a profanity charge andf- and costs on a charge of drunkenness. Brown arreslcd by Deputy Sheriff O. H. Zimmerman. gram committee meeting Wednes- day at 10 a.m. Franklin Lilly, principal clerk of (he Agiioullural ari open forum for committee- Association office in Beckley, saidjmen. Vood .will talk on "News and fiews from the Stale Office." Each county committccT.an will iiitlino his program in dc- ail, and Kelly Farmer, county will speak on the 1943 conservation program. Three commilleemen from each if the seven districts in the county! By Ttic Pre5s vil.l attend, lhe meeting at the! WASHINGTON The House] .AA office here. OTHER SPEAKERS ohn W. Vass, vice chairman, who ought (o get started right away. 'THE PEOPLE made it clear Ficldman and Lilly will in tne that they wart lhe give (he office repoi 1. iaw Murray said.l Following lhe meeting there will -There is no excuse for delay. The mallcr.rales a f priori I y over all other committee business." Murray .said the law has Tel Aviv that. if the bombers )roved to be Egyptian, the rail vould be sufficient reason for the Jewish air force to strike at Cairo (An Egyptian war ministry com iinique issued last night in Cairo said Egyptian planes carried long-range reconnaissance laids over Jewish positions- yesterday He said all planes returned to their bases. The communique said Is- NEW YORK New York Rankintolose Prober Status raeli planes raided Palestine Arab refugee camps and dropped bombs, causing casualties. New Year Death Toll Over 300 Times said loday in a Rome dis- patch thai lhe Vatican has an- nounced the rejection of an oflet made by the Hungarian govern- ment for direct negotiations lo settle church and'stale differr cnces. The dispatch quoting a Vatican authority, said: "The offer cannot >ec onsidered as long as 'Josef Cardinal at- ilude lhe Vatican supports fully in jail." The Vatican statement ex- plained that the communisl-doml- lalcd government had ''let It be cnown that 'regaidless of lhe. personal case of Mindszenty'" it i-as willing .to come to an aurce-i merit with the Roman Catholic Church. too )ssible. Thomas opposed the law, and he wants it repealed in favor of a substitute on the old Wagner acl. But lhe Utah senator said other accidents during the New Year's weekend of holiday revelry S'rllish government appears to be maneuvering' ils "sulky boycott" of Israel toward ;aclual war. (The phrase "sulky, upycoll" as coined by Winslon Ctiurchil who demanded in' Commons on Dec. 10 thai Britain iccord recognilion to' Israel.) the Security Council meets the spokesman de- clared, "it must regard Britain as now completely out of cour as an impartial member of Ihe'U N. interested in peace and stability the Middle'Eait. She' is becom- ng an active Elly; of the Arab tales. He referred- gravely to reports om lhe British press and foreign -ffice said showed. Bri- aln now is ure on the Uniled Stales-to help By Tnfi Preij -V Min'Wer aixm't'rjudy to announce a" .cabinet; reshuffle vhtch may bring hew blopd.ld-the. direction ;of run-dowti 1 priine'minuier said today, that ihi hanges' likely his y.'eek.. j The "defense A.- V. has been ,iirider con- iderable'fire in 'parliament asi.well. as in the conservatiye and 'liberal' WASH rwion ine ,d bc a ,o ,cl Activities Commit-, he a careful, sludicd will bejlee, was on lhe verge ofj "raTh'ercxlinsivc iosing its most aclive We.t Virfini, .WEATHER Increasing cloudiness lo- day; occasio- n a I rain southwest p o r t i on spreading through the east and north portions by nighl. Not so cold tonight. Tuesday rain changing to snow and be- coming cold- er by night Official Beckley Temperatures Yesterday's high 33 Former Recruiter To Join 3rd Army Capt. K. Bruns, former com- manding officer at the necklcy Army and Air Force Main Re- cruiting- Station, -will report al Fort Knox, Ky., and its co-founder, Rep. John E.l Rankin A top house Democrat reported "administration approval" of a maneuver to oust Rankin from his committee post. Rankin, cognizant of lhe move, L told newsmen it was an "to kill the committee." The maneuver by which -'officials Defiance of Law 'Charged to Union traffic and Member of Commerce opimission Succumbs l- The Associated Prers WASHINGTON George of New fnd., :iryi had climbed lo more than 3001 "WASHINGTON George M today with total fatalities Seattle plane crash slill unde- member of the fntcrstate Com- lermined. mercc Commi.wlon for more than The Jos :OS highway traffic lalilies were 35 more than the estimate of 170 by the National four years, died suddenly of heart attack last night. He was 67. Barnard was named by the late Safely Council for the period from President Franklin D. Roosevelt 6 p. m. New Year's eve lo last to the commission on May 31, 1944. midnight. to complete the unoxpired term The highway loll includes three of the late Joseph B. Eastman. The killed in West Virginia. term was due lo end Dec. 31. I950J Tom Thumb Minister WedVCpuple Tiie Associated LONG BEACH, CALIF. Milor and brWe mnnninn; today after beliir mar- ried by a five year old minUttr. The preacher, Mirjoe Gorl- ner, who was ordained list Oc- tober by the Old Time Fnilh Churchi performed lhe rltei yesterday. His fathtr uid he been preachlnn since he was three. He assliled at the wcddlnf by his twn-rear-old brother, Fat. Mirrled were Raymond Mil- ler. 23, attached   -for hilling 45 cap- tured American fliers. i Twelve others wer acfjuiUcri by la U. S. KigEilh Army The trial lasted five months. lA, Gen. tilaro Uchiyama got ,-JO years and 1.1. (Jen. Ologoro jlshidfl In one year in prison. The others terms ranging rfown (o one year'. upon a CojniiHinjstj Of the c3 Americans who died, of the world. Thai is i'c-f.17 wore shot, six were poisoned two were beheaded. Eight in prison. ti's A Plane Guided by Transport Hy The A5socJatcd I'rcis FITTSBDRGH A Unlltd Airlines transport led smaller long and cosily campaign of coun-jlinucd war fears of western Euro- Is filed still lies ahead. jpcan leaders and thereby weaken Rtdltr was ible In .lOiganization Msli radio contact (he rilli- conlrol. In one of six House ccmmiltccs during week-ond.the hihcr subcommittee Ls in the President's lop said lhe Ut-UO subsequently ,Cgard grcst gilins viclor- Communist A FAI.SK was lhe Ut-UO subsequently f01.cign listed by the House of grcst Last night's low...........'. 23 tlrtari, however, ind the in m jn Mfe rirld alfrlrd thp Ir.n.miTl 10 a. m. today............. 40 Precipitation In 24 hours ending al 10 a. in, Rivers Grcenbrier and New (at Belle poinl) normal and clear. Oik Hill Yesterday's high 34 Ijst night's low 31 6 a. m. today 34 field lower alerted the transport after Air Force had lost j pilot, K. A. Simko, en his bearings (lying over the.] route at the time from Chicago tnountian.i of wettern to Washington, The pilnt. I.t. O. b. JUd- ler, was flylnc from lhe Mlddle- (ewn Atr Base, near lUrrisburf, Pi., lo Ms Scoll Field hist Belleville, III., when he wn an- (et his bfurlnu netr Slmko, >Idrd hv, his first of- .flwr, .T. K. Thomas, col on lhe ftamt radio frequency as lhe Air Force pilol and In 4J min- had nulded lhe smaller crafl (o within feel of (he PiUv burth field. ican Aclivilies Committee "fls aniUllifving lhe wlln Communisflmmisl nations and building their economic and military up Governor Inaugurated By Puerto Kicoans Hy TM Associated or. But they arc equally convinced that only continued development along these lines can make the. pcan leaaers ana tnereoy wcaKen 01 ini'mii-my, the newly found weslem irnily'in Hie view of many State u BECAUSK BEMKVKlp.irlment cfficisls, tlicrcfoic, thai will be (lie ease, some of lo uc the most dangerous nolcn- Fuucral Service Tonight af Western Dv Thp Af'rvlatcd Frcff services jl.ela Dew lloll, 78, mother jf Dele-, 8 o'clock lo'iighl. will bc taken to Pitts- lu we lilt; uiuai miiijjtiwvio tial In (lie Soviel arsenal, bin.jli lov cremation and mter- IJ the Soviets employed il cffcc- incr.l Tuesday in Homewood lively to try to break (town the Ccmc'.cry.____________.___ new western grouping of JJaR' Mr. Truman's own foreign adwscrs reacted skeptically to his asser- tions last week that there arc In lhe Kremlin some Soviet who would like lo be more friend- it might many of the 'Named Labor Umpire ly with the west. In the prescn mood of the Slate ;gains permanent. Hence lhe plans and reports are the French and British foreign offices feel lhe 0 _ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico-Luisjfor military supporl of wefiern Marin .was. inaugurated yesterday as the first elected ROV-, ernor of Puerto Rico. Europe. Russia's counter-moves dininxjfrienrfslilii would have to be tuck-" same Russian show-ot icnl nreafi of Ific cold war. This of the past year. The past ]2 months have-By Tnr brought a partial disappearance of 'neutral" nations in the most cril- Preis was caused partly by Communist Ihr pasl year have Inken up by iwwcifiil pi-oof if'it isfnctions in eastern Europe, partly 'ice lhe President's own by increasing evidence tli.il the jUnitCfl Slates is in western Kuro.oc Ihoritics said It wa? .the largest Asia and a speed up In efforts These officials lake the line Ihntlb slay until real peace Is cslab- turnout In Puerto Hico's complete the Communizalion ir.cn rule Russia are fullyIlishctl. The ceremony wns witnessed by form nf the Berlin blockade, in-ilo convin more than 120.000 person'. Au-creasod .Communist pressure In advisers. B. Rowe, Morsantown coal cxccu'.ivc, will ns labor umpire fn rne.nortU- ern Wrsl ViiRinia liowc- replace; E. S. McCulWigh, who (lied a short tims 'alter having hold the post since." The office was created in that'- ycsr.   

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