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Racine Journal Times (Newspaper) - July 19, 1949, Racine, Wisconsin THE RACINE JOURNAL-TIMES VOL. 93, NO. 168 Tai. RACINE, WIS., TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 19, 1949 nm    20 PAGES—5 CENTS Between —By Tex Reynolds— UIHEN men can’t be comfortable W on golf courses, of all places, it’s high time they rear up on their hind legs and assert themselves! I am compelled to make this strong and defiant statement because of something has just come Ie my attention. I mean the fast that some women at Racine Country Club objected to men golfers wearing shorts, and launched a campaign of ridicule and intimidation. This course, is a challenge to the whole Association to Promote Common Sense and Comfort 'Among Men in Hot Weather. But it is a virtual slap in the dace for the Shorts Division of the association, particularly. > It was only a couple of weeks ago that I pointed out it is folly tar men to go around in long pants in hot weather, when they would be so much more comfortable in shorts. They'll be acceptable even for summer business attire eventually, I predicted, but at least they should now be considered suitable for recreation. I understand that the objecting women, including some of those on the very top shelf of Racine society, practically declared the sight of men with bare legs disturbed their esthetic sense, or something like thai “Revolting,” “ugly,” “loathsome” were some of the adjectives used to describe the appearance of the male underpinnings. Mow even I, one of the strong bookers of die A.T.P.C.S.A.C.A.M. IMM, do not claim that men’s locs are beautiful Many of them are knotted and warped. Some are badly in need of shaves, or haircuts, even. But I say that comfort Is more important than appearance. Furthermore, it’s a matter of gCftlsg used to something new. If all the men in the country went bare-legged for six months, everybody would be used to it and nobody would pay any attention to it Summer Days Lure Racine Youth to Fishing Spots and Breezy Beaches Along Lake Michigan y^ARM, midsummer days mean vacations, swimming, sunbathing and fishing for Racine youngsters, and there are crowds of them on the beaches, in the parks and on the river. The six serious young fishermen at the left are (left to right) Connie Ender, 8, of 1630 Albert St.; Clark Borth, ll, of 3446 Twenty-first St.; Eileen Dugas, IO, of 2213 Erie St.; Bruce Rumage, ll, of 2057 Blaine Ave.; Michael Ender, 7, of 1630 Albert St., and John Fostor-ino, 6 of 1516 Albert St At the beach, Maryalyce Kohlman, 512 Park View (left) and Nancy Simonson, N. Elmwood Dr., put suntan oil on John Sanders, Rt 2, Box 558. The trio of mcri.wids who aren’t going near the water are (left to right) Helen Schuppe of Franksville, Marilyn Iverson, 721 Munroe Ave., and Eilene Olson, IOU Yout St The two fisherman wining for minnows in file lake are Robert Kwapil, 13, of 1518 LaSalle St., and Jerry Fehlberg, 12, of 1325 LaSalle St, with the pail. Russians Can’t Truman lf seme men were writing this piece, they’d probably get nasty about the situation. They’d say women have a lot of nerve to object to men’s bore legs. lh the- first place, they'd maintain, some feminine underpinnings are no things ar beauty, either; that Mr every beautiful pair, there’s ad least one piano leg or hee handle typo. Futhermore, some hotheaded amiss would insist, shouldn't object to anet masculine Mio when they, the women, are practically sticking out all .over, fere and aft, top and »bottom, not only In bathing Butts but in sun dresses or evening gowns that have almost no visible means of support and keep men’s nerves en edge because they never know when something’s going to happen, hardly. But I, personally, prefer to remain calm and unangered about it att. nils is not only because I do nit want to antagonize, unduly, the women customers of this column, but because on general principles I have a deep respect and high regard for all womanhood. However, I do wish to serve warning that the A.T.P.CJ5A.CA.M.I. H.W. will not be cowed or pushed around by feminine whims ar prejudices, and that the fight for freedom of the knees (male) will continue unabated. * * * SO to some reports from scouts and items in the news hereabouts. For instance,, there’s the lady observer who says, “I was a little surprised to see some men in pink shirts in Racine the other day. But I got a real shock last night at the Belles ball game when I aaw a middle-aged, man in, if you please, red open-toed sports shoes! ’ Than there’s another woman •cont who touches a rather delicate, but nevertheless important problem. She demands to know why the public comfort stations on Stole Street ^bridge have been locked for ■tooths. The matter la herewith referred to the city committee on such stations, with power to aet and a request for action. Some customers call to ask the n^nw of the bright star shining southeast these nights—the __ it was virtually alone in its dor last night All I know astronomy is that little verse goes, “Twinkle, twinkle, star ...” But the Infonna-Service at the Public Library the answer, as usual. Ifs a star named Jupiter. yen have to live la to get vestal Ha wkish ss* that city spurt the rest of toe stats. For Us taverns amy ve-i epsn tatar than thsse any plies. And now the Fab- :    NEW    NAVAL SCHOOL LONDON—-(AP)—Moscow radio fin establishment of a air Soviet naval aeedepifr in Leningrad. The broadcast said the academy, being aet up by the Ministay cf Higher Education, would hasta a two year asana. Mobs Terrorize Negro District To Avenge Girl Withdraw Guard To Secret Bivouac GROVELAND, FU.—(U.(D—Na-tional Guard troops were ordered to march back into Groveland tonight to protect the Negro population, terrified by roving mobs that have burned three of their houses. Gov. Fuller Warren promptly granted a request by Sheriff W. V. McCall for the troops “in force” to “break up the trouble” at the small citrus-farming town. Warren said he had ordered a minimum force of IOO guardsmen to move into the town at dusk. Capt. Jimmy Herlong, commander of the guard detail that was rushed to Groveland Monday night, said that as he threw a protective cordon around the Negro district a leader of the mob of white men warned him to “get the hell out of town.” Herlong said he and his men withdrew from Groveland about 1:30 a. rn. It was reported that they were released by Sheriff W. V. McCall, but Herlong would not confirm this. He said any other announcement would have to come from McCall, who was not immediately available for comment. Ignite Gasoline. McCall used tear gas on the mob but was unable to maintain order. He asked Gov. Fuller War-to send in ariled National Guardsmen for ths second time in two days. One roaming band of aroused, unmasked white men hurled makeshift fire bombs, fashioned from bottles of gasoline * with lighted pieces of rag for wicks, at three Negro houses in a small rural community several miles west of here. The houses burned to the ground, but they already had been “evacuated” and no one was injured. Herlong of nearby Leesburg, Fla., rushed guardsmen armed with rifles to the Negro community here to protect it from similar attack. Other fully-equipped guardsmen and six carloads of state tpopers patrolled the rest of the h t Sheriff Seises 3. arty all the 400 Negro reside! jtr of this town of about 1,000 fled when the white mob began roaming the streets, shooting and yelling, Saturday night. Meanwhile, Sheriff McCall said three of the four accused Negroes had been arrested and confessec taking part in the kidnap anc rape. They were being held at secret jail, charged with kidnaping, armed robbery, assault and rape. The fourth suspect still was at large. The violence began Saturday after a 17-year-old white woman said four Negroes robbed and beat her 21-year-old husband and then kidnaped and raped her at gunpoint Klaa Drives Through. An armed gang of men carousel through the Negro section, firix* guns and yelling threats. Sunday a motorcade of Ku Klux Clansmen drove through town, tatahtyr distributing Blan leaflets. r. Warren for Sunol parade. But the guardsmen were dismissed after patrsRing the streets for several hours when ho procession Justice Murphy Dies In Detroit Hospital DETROIT—(ZP)—Justice Frank Murphy of the United States Supreme Court died here this molting of a heart attack. He was 59. The jurist, appointed to the high ribunal in 1940, had been ill in ftenry Ford Hospital for about a week. His condition had not been considered serious. Murphy’s    Supreme Court service was marked by numerous dissenting opinions in the liberal tradition. A religious man, he had devout faith in democracy and saw in each decision another step in bringing his creed into practice. He began his public career as a judge in Detroit National prominence came when President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed lim governor-general of the Phil-ppines in 1933. He rose rapidly. He became the first' Philippine high commissioner, Democratic^ governor of Michigan, Ignited States Attorney General and finally Supreme Court justice. Met Strike Crisis. Throughout his brilliant career, Murphy remained a bachelor. Death came at 6:45 a. rn. (C.S.T.). His family had been reticent to speak of his illness, and the announcement was totally unexpected. Doctors said a coronary occlusion—a blocking off of blood to the heart—caused death. It was as governor of Michigan that Murphy first came into the national limelight. That was in the 1930’s when the first big sit-down strikes occurred. He was vigorously attacked by some for not using force to oust the sit-downers from automobile plants. Among accusations hurled at him was that he was a “tool of Communists.” During the strike crisis President Franklin D. Roosevelt de-cribed him as “a profoundly religious, able and law-abiding governor.** Governor Murphy was defeated for re-election. Earlier, as mayor of Detroit, at the death of the economic depression of the early 30’s Murphy asserted that a great business depression should be as much a federal government responsibility as an earthquake. He was re-elected as mayor, but resigned in the spring of 1933 to accept appointment as governor-general of the Philippines and remained in that office and as U. S. high commissioner until 1936. In that year President Roosevelt had JUSTICE MURPHY him return to the United States so he could run for governor of Michigan. Soon after his defeat for reelection as governor, Murphy was appointed U. S. attorney general by President Rosoevelt. When President Roosevelt nominated him for the Supreme Court bench at the beginning of 1940, Murphy, with characteristic modesty, said he thought others were much better qualified. Led Pious Life. On the High Court bench, Justice Murphy had a mystical, almost priestly mien. Extremely mild-mannered, his benign attitude toward attorneys was emphasized by his softly-spoken questions. Born at Harbor Beach, Mich, April 13, 1890, Murphy was the son of a country lawyer. He went to the University of Michigan where he received his bachelor of arts and law degrees and was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1914. After serving as an assistant U. S. attorney and engaging in private practice, he became an instructor in law at the University of Detroit, 1922-27. From 1923-30 he was judge of the Recorder’s Court and then became mayor. Murphy waa pious. He attended mass regularly and read daily the old Bible that his mother gave him when he was graduated from high school in 1908. He used this Catholic Bible in taking his several oaths of office. Justice Murphy neither smoked nor drank. Telephone Rale In Racine Area Up $172,097 Higher Bills Due In August Telephone rates for Racine subscribers will be increased next month to bring the Racine company an estimated revenue increase of $172,097 annually, under state-wide order issued yesterday by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. The more than 660,000 subscribers of the Wisconsin Telephone Co. in the state will pay nearly $3,000,000 more each year for services. The utility was granted a temporary increase of $8480,000 year In 1947 and in March of this year wan., temporary boort List New titan. The increase tar Racine residential telephone users will be about 20 per cent over the present temporary net rates that applied if the bills were paid on time. Under the new order the 25-cent discount allowed for prompt payment will be discontinued. Milton F. LaPour Elected President of School Board Milton F. LaPour, realtor and member of the Board of Education for the past four years, was elected president of the board Monday night He succeeds Jack Humble, who notified the board he could not be a candidate for re-election due to the pressure of private business. James F. Gilmore was re-elected vicepresident LaPour was elected to the board in 1945 and re-elected tar a three-year term in 1948. He la chairman of its property committee and active in the school contraction program which is pluming the erection of a new elementary and junior high school on the northeast side of the city. The board’s new president is also head of the Rotary Club and+ pest president of the Racine Real ^4*4^ ll    a WWW sCNQPGL New school board committees and their chairmen will be announced by LaPour within the next taw days. WILL SMN FACT HAIFA, Imd—UP)—A Syrian-brasil armistice agreement was initialled Monday and will ba signed formally Wednesday, it Food Mill Buras At Rockton, III. ROCKTON, rn, — rn — Th* C. C. Gaytan Feed MIR burned to the ground while firemen taught successfully to save neighboring pear and grain mills. The total loss, which tadaisl equipment, paint, feed and reefing materials, was estimated by Firs Chief Marlin Weasel at $15,- Han for More Jobs. Signs New Bill U.S. Business ToldToHfceTaxon Income, Cigarets (Highlights sn Pass 2) CHICAGO. — (UR) — President Truman reported this afternoon that tensions and conflicts are increasing within the Soviet orbit and promised that this nation's "great crusade for peace" will succeed. He said world Communism will have to abandon its coercion of other nations, or face inevitable self-destruction. The President in a nationwide broadcast from Soldier Field, promised the crusade tar peace wfll go forward despite the contrair efforts of Communist-guided leaders whom he accused erecting “barriers af suspicion1 their people and the outside world. Mr. Truman addressed the Imperial Council session of the Shrine, meeting here to celebrate the diamond jubilee of this branch of the Masonic Order. Pointe to 8 Objectives. The President said “our domes- _________ tic and foreign policies are insep- The new rates which will go into I roble.” He asserted that in order effect with the August bills follow: *° maintain a “strong and stable economy” and promote peace there are two objectives “which require action now”: I “We must take proper steps to • ase that our economy moves safely through the present transi- Resident New Present service rate* temper my rata lf paid callum* I party .......$4.25 .......$3AO 2 party 4 party .......2.00 • 2.40 Rural .. .......3.09 ••••••« SAO Business Service— I party .......7.75 .......7.05 2 party ....... 4.10 ««••*.. LOI Rural .. ......3.95 .......2.40 15,000 March *Does net include federal tax. New schedule of rates for telephone service applicable in the Racine exchange area, announced by Manager B. E. Hull of the Wis- CHICAGO — (UJ6 — More than 15,000 Stainers marched in a colorful parade to Soldiers Field to hear their most distinguished consin Telephone Company, wiU be member, President Truman, chamade effective for Prospect sub-1 foreign policy. scribers on bills dated Aug. 16 and I (Turn to Page 6, CeL L) Parley to Weigh Atomic Secrets Their red fezzes bobbing along Michigan Avenue, the Stainers marched for five hours in a procession highlighted by bands, precision drill units and lavish floats. In addition to those participating in the parade, about 45,000 more Stainers here for the or-WASHINGTON— (JPi —A meet-1 gsnization’s diamond jubilee coning of the Senate-House atomic I vention assembled at Soldier Field *aSi« tar Wednesday to discuss relations chapter of the Shrine wens or-with Britain and Canada in the I dered to wear Harold Lloyd spec-field of atomic energy.    tacks today or subject themselves In announcing it, Chairman Mc- to $5 fines. Mahon (D-Conn) confirmed that Lloyd, star of silent films, wfll the hush-hush meeting President I be installed as imperial potentate Truman had at Blair House last I of the Shrine tomorrow. Thursday night dealt with that Although Senator McMahon did Link Gen. Vauqhan not say so, the principal problem!_    ^ is reported to be Britain’s view Jq Contract Cate that she should be given Amebean I VV,,,IUVI secrets of how to produce the WASHINGTON,    Secre- atomic bomb.    tory of Defense Louis Johnson said A majority of the joint con- no additional Army generals are gresskmal committee Is understood now marked tar suspension as u to be opposed, at the present time, result af inquiries into nfflig of to passing this “know how” on to I government contracts. Two major any foreign country — including generals have been suspended. Britain.    I Johnson’s assertion was in re sponse to u reporter’s question. In a story this morning, the Washington Post had finked Msj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, Praskknt Truman’s military aide, with u which resulted in tbs mspunikm of Maj. Gen. Aldm H. Welti. The Post Mid Vaughan is ported to have bed tile “improper- tion period, and that employment and production start expending in. If we were to make our plans on the assumption that employment and production will get smaller, we would only make matters worse, and waste much of our potential economic strength. What we must do, instead, is to make all our plans, private and public, in such a way as to give us more jobs and more output. This is the way toward a stronger economy.” “Furthermore, we must take action to insure that the hard-won economic recovery of other tree nations does not revert to stagnation and despair. One of the most foolish things we could do right now would be to slash our appropriations for European recovery. If we did that, we would be deliberately throwing away ping for p—pf and    that we have painfully made. Only the Communists would profit if we took such e short-sighted course.” On Three Networks. Mr. Trumans’ speech was carried over three radio networks— CBS, ABC, and MBS. He flew here from Washington today and will return to the White House early tomorrow. He will speak informally tonight at a Shrine banquet honoring Galloway Calhoun of Tyler, Texas, outgoing imperial potentate of the Shrine. Mr. Truman is a member of Ararat Shrine Temple of Kansas City* The President deplored the fact that “leaders of some nations today appear still to be relying on force as a method of world organization.” “Their doctrine calls for the destruction of free governments through the use of force and the effort ot create doss warfare,” he said. The chief executive said the Communist concept of world organization is no better than the Nazi and other forma ot try anay that have tailed. Aa for the Communist world organization, Mr. Truman said: The Weather FOR RACINE ARRA—F$ir and pleasant tills afternoon kid tonight. Mostly fair *—»***»♦ and Wadnasdsy. Cooler tonight Low tonight 80. High Wednesday, 80, except lower along    Laht Michigan. I w furnished personnel data” which ae -ao a.  e—-* -    rage    aa     I    ,■    --------- w Tin sr Northwest winds*    II -Id    20    inpli, I figures in Wittfi    cen becoming light northerly tonight) In a copyright article, the Post reported that “data is said to have ben relayed to    Vaughan” by Jamas V. Haiti, tanner Army officer whom activities mu under scrutiny of a Senate Committee in-vestiRtatog tim finning et yrnraarit contracts. » Tbm Fest and Wednesday. ELSEWHERE IN STATE —I Mostly fair and cooler tonight Wednesday partly cloudy. mig Mi ta UM UIS ta. At Ss. rn. tatar LSV IOT M HW ......................«t„—“T— — I" - ....    waa    wad    Haw-    to “Within tho circle of its control today, tensions and conflicts appear to be increasing. It may have temporary triumphs, but in the long run it must either destroy itself, or abandon its attempt to force other nations into its pattern.” The President rejected the belief of some people that war is in-(Turn to Page 2, CeL 4.) Measure to Finance Schools, Welfare MADISON, WI*.—(ITI—Go*. Rennebohm signed into law a bill to levy a 25 per cent surtax on individuals incomes and Increase tim cigaret tax from two to three cents per pack.    , The additional taxes will provide approximately $19,000,000 ta finance construction of public welfare buildings and furnish more educational aids. The new taxes will bu tar 1040 and 1950. Parf et tim new funds nf to used to build rn $5,500,000 library on the University of Wisconsin campus. The new school aid progam, providing an additional $6,000,000 tar the two-year period, is designed to equalize and improve tim quality of education in Wisconsin. New money for the welfare department represents first action tar improvement in that field la many years. Passage of the new tax bill came near the end of tim 1040 session and climaxed many weeks of disagreement between legislators. Originally a higher surtax was proposed, but compromising cut the figure. Vampire Slayer To Die on Gallows LEWES, Eng.—(ZP}—John Georgs Heigh, self-confessed vampire slayer of nine, was condemned tonight to death on the gallows. A jury of ll men and a woman deliberated only 15 minutes before convicting the handsome, 39-year-old businessman of killing wealthy Mrs. Olive Durand-Deacon last Feb. 18, drinking a glass of her blood and destroying her body hi a barrel of acid. Haigh had pleaded for “a special verdict in the form of guilty cf the acts charged but insane at tim time they vqe committed.” Called as a defense witnsm Dr. Henry Yeflowless, noted .London and Glasgow psychiatrist, testified that Haigh was suffering from paranoic insanity. Revolt Rages in Guatemala City In Wake of Two Assassinations GUATEMALA CITY— CUB — Street fighting flared through Guatemala City early this morning when loyal government troops and tanks fought off an attempt to seize the capital by revolutionary army artillery forces. Observers heard the constant chatter of automatic weapons and the occasional roar of artillery shells exploding in the streets. Loyal army planes patrolled everted. other expkrioftf, to be bombs, were heard. Fear Bsgtam May FSB. The government of President Juan Jose Arevalo appeared to be hi control of tim situation biti a group of three loyal political parties issued a statement saying “the government is in serious danger.” Tho revolution broke out Monday after tim weekend assassination of COL Francisco Arona, chief of tim armed forces, and CoL Jorge Barrios Solana, secretary of the Bom officers were snot to aeatn at Amatitlan, a resort town 12 milos outride tim    en Sun day, Congress met in emergency hi tim notional and a atole of stag* The sound of gunfire was heard in the national palace while Congress acted. The state of siege included suspension of constitutional guarantees. Government officials said an artillery regiment commanded by CoL Hernandes joined the revolutionary movement and attempted to seize the city. The Air Force, police and presidential guard units remained loyal to the government, these sources said. They said government forces still controlled the big Matamoras military camp on the outskirts of the dty. 28th ta I Teen. At leos! one person was reported killed in the early stages of street fighting shortly after dark last night Mario Monteforte Toledo, president of the Guatemalan Congress, dedared the Fighting fprlptd a full-scak revolt against tim regime of Floridan! Arevalo. The revolt was tho 20th since President Arevalo assumed office in March, 1045, for a six-year term. He was elected in December, 1044, after a revolutionary Junta overtire gnvrmaunt of Gen. ;