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   Racine Times Bulletin (Newspaper) - November 2, 1947, Racine, Wisconsin                                SUNDAY JOURNAL-TIMES BULLETIN VOL. 18, NO. 26. RACINE, WIS., SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1947. 8 PAGES Cash, Not Goods, Europe Tells U.S. WASHINGTON-(#0-European leaders were reported to have told the State Department that proposed recovery aid should largely be made available to European nations in dollars which they could spend either inside or outside the United States. The request differs with Truman administration plans which would have most if not all the aid delivered to Europe in the form - of goods with the actual dollars being spent mainly under the di Still No Clue To Lost Girl FT. ATKINSON, Wis.- (U.R) - The disappearance of 8-year-old Georgia Jean Weckler from her Jefferson county farm home remained as mystifying today as it was when the blond youngster vanished six months ago. Francis Garity, Jefferson county district attorney, admitted that no clues had been discovered in the past several months. The little girl disappeared May 1 only a short way from her farm home. The first few weeks after her disappearance were filled with tips, clues and leads. Police Lose Hope. All dissipated, however, and not a trace of the little girl, her clothes or her apparent abductor were found. Authorities tracked down hundreds of leads, questioned scores of suspects and halted all vehicles answering the description of the "dark car" reportedly seen in the vicinity of the lane leading to the Weckler farm, where the little girl was last seen. As the months wore on, clues became more infrequent. Garity and Sheriff George Perry, who went almost sleepless the first week after the girl's disappearance, admitted they were doubtful whether the case would ever be solved, but they said every possible tip still was being followed. Unable to share authorities pessimism was George Weckler, well-to-do farmer father of the missing youngster. Father Optimistic. Garity said Weckler dropped in to see him almost daily to inquire hopefully about any news. The community of a little over 6,000 also had had little chance to forget In an upper corner of the Jefferson County Daily Union is a tiny picture of the little girl. Next to the photograph is the caption. "Lest we forget. Georgia Jean Weckler disappeared 183 days ago." Sentence Woman For Betrayal BERLIN. - (JP) - Helene Schwaerzel, 45-year-old clerk and teamstress, was sentenced by a German court to six years in prison at hard labor for betraying Dr. Karl Goerdeler, former mayor of Leipzig, who was a ringleader in the attempt on Hitler's life in July, 1944. This was her second trial on a charge of having committed a crime against humanity. In May, 1946, a court of appeals ordered a new trial after setting aside a conviction and a 15-year sentence. The court held with the defense that political aspects of the case had not been considered in the trial. In summing up at the new hearing, the prosecution said Miss Schwaerzel by her act had "destroyed the hopes which many Germanys had placed in Dr. Goerdeler for the time when national socialism was liquidated." Goerdeler was hanged by the Nazis. Miss Schwaerzel received a reward of a million marks ($400,000 at the pre-war exchange rate) from Hitler for tipping the authorities on the whereabouts of Goerdeler, who was in hiding from the gestapo. Miss Schwaerzel testified she felt it her duty under German law to report a plotter against the head of the government. -X- rect control of the American government. Part of Final Plan. Diplomatic authorities said the European suggestion was presented here to Undersecretary of State Robert Lovett about 10 days ago by Sir Oliver Franks, the British chairman of a committee of European economic leaders who are working with the American government on recovery planning. The European viewpoint is understood to be part of the final planning discussions underway among state, treasury, agriculture and other high administration officials. This work is expected to determine the cost, administration and other major aspects of the Marshall plan recommendations which President Truman will urge upon the special session of Congress this month. Franks is understood to have urged upon Lovett a need for the United States to determine quickly the form and scope of its proposals for aid. The Europeans want to go ahead with their own planning. One of their problems is to determine the kind of long-range administrative agency they want to set up to handle international recovery problems on the continent. The argument was advanced that providing most of the aid in dollars would ease the problem of buying supplies for Europe in western hemisphere markets outside the United States-notably Canada and Argentina. Quake Panics Central Peru LIMA, Peru-(U.R) - Inhabitants cf central Peru were thrown into a panic Saturday by a strong and long-lasting earthquake. At least one person was known to have been killed and several were believed injured. Hundreds of persons attending religious services in Lima's many churches rushed into the .open when the quake began. They sought safety in plazas and other open spaces. The center of the quake appeared to have been located near the towns of Tarma and Acombamba. The one known fatality occurred in Tarma where falling walls crushed a baby in its crib. The United States-owned Cerro De Pasco copper mines were near the center of the disturbance and hundreds of men laboring there rushed from the works in a state of near-panic. It was feared that some persons might have been trapped when the parish church at Acombamba collapsed. Telephone reports from Tarma said minor tremblors continued at intervals, increasing fears of the inhabitants. Steal 2 Mail Bags From Janesville Depot JANESVILLE, Wis.-(IP)-Postal authorities offered a $200 reward for the apprehension of the person or persons who stole- two mail pouches from the Milwaukee Road depot. The pouches were found ripped open in a cornfield just west of the city limits Saturday. Postmaster Leo Forest said it was impossible to estimate the loss. SCAN RUSSIAN POLICY WASHINGTON-(#>) - Senator Wiley (Rep. Wis.)) said Saturday the State Department is reviewing its policy on issuing permits for Russian officials to enter this country. Newlyweds May Have Date If Her Parents Don't Object ST. PAUL, Minn.-(U.R)-A 19-year-old husband can date his 16-year-old wife-provided her parents don't object. The ruling was handed down in District Court by Judge Gustave Loevinger, who advised the girl's parents that it might not be a bad idea to accept the youth as their son-in-law. The action came after a preliminary hearing on a respective restraining order and counter action brought by the girl's father and the husband. Wed in September. It all started Sept. 15 in nearby Stillwater when handsome bespectacled Don Atchison and pretty, blonde Carol Jean Hying lied about their ages and got married. They lived together until Oct. 18 when, Atchison charged, the girl's father, Raymond Hying, whisked her away. To back up his action, the elder -lying got a restraining order. Hying sought annulment on grounds the newlyweds had lied about their ages, thus obtaining the license under false representation. The affair came into the open before Judge Loevinger, who cleared his throat and softly admonished: "Carol," he said, "you assumed responsibilities of a wife and married life when you made this serious step. I'm sure you are very serious, but the relationship of parent and child cannot be divorced as a relationship between a husband and wife." The bobby-sox bride said she understood all that, but added: "I wouldn't have got married if I wasn't going to stay married." Lectures Father. Then the judge turned to Hying. "I know that adolescents do things that to older people seem so irrational you can't understand how they do it," he said. "If it's wrong they hurt only themselves. "I suggest to you as a parent that I think you will be happier and you will be doing yourself and your family more good by treating this-not as an unforgivable sin -but as something unwise. "Forbidding your daughter to associate with her husband will do more harm than good. I think it would be better for you to allow them a reasonable amount of companionship." The newlyweds then agreed to Loevinger's suggestion that they be allowed to see each other only with her parents' consent pending outcome of annulment proceedings. Woman Celebrates 103d Birthday MELROSE, Wis.- (IP) - Mrs. Margrette Instenes, who lives with h�;r son, Andrew,, on a farm near here, will be 103 years old Monday. Mrs. Instenes will celebrate her birthday with more 'than 100 relatives and guests invited to the farm this noon. Born in Norway, Mrs. Instenes' memory is exceptionally sharp and she likes most to talk of her days in her homeland. She came to the United States with her husband and family when she was 39. Her living children, besides Andrew, are Mrs. William Davenport of Beloit, Wis.; Emil, of Victorville, Calif., and Mrs. A. V. Logan of San Denito, Texas. She has 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Man O'War Dies Suddenly LEXINGTON, Ky. - (JP) - Man O' War, America's best known thoroughbred, died at the Faraway Farm of Samuel R. Riddle Saturday afternoon. Patrick O'Neil, manager of the farm, said a heart attack caused the death. The famed horse, beaten only once in his races, completed careers as a runner and as a stallion, siring the winners of more money than any other horse. The famed horse was 30 years old. The best known and perhaps the greatest of American thoroughbreds, Man O'War, caught the fancy of the racing public as have few horses in turf history. His name was synonymous wth racing, like Babe Ruth and baseball, Joe Louis and boxing. He was 30 years old last March 29. Big Red completed three careers -on the turf, in the stud and as an atraction to thousands of horse lovers and the public. Starting as a two-year-old in 1919, he lost only one of his 21 starts, established five world records and won $249,465 to become the first thoroughbred to earn S200.000 or more on the track. He was retired at the close of his three-year-old campaign. Man O'War sired the winners of more money than other American sire, living or dead. His offspring won in the neighborohood of $3,-250,000 and five of them each won $100,000 or more. These were War Admiral (1934), $213,240; Crusader (1923), $203,-261: Mars (1923). $128,786; Clyde Van Dusen (1926), S122.112, and Bateau (1925), $120,760. He sired foals by 386 mares. His last stakes winner was Fairy Man-hurst out of Star Fairy, foaled in 1940. Many bets have been won and lost over arguments as to whether Man O'War ever won the Kentucky Derby. He did not. He was never entered. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visited Faraway Farm^to pay homage to Samuel D. Riddle's thoroughbred. Greeks Battle With Guerrillas ATHENS-(IP)-Press dispatches said Greek troops used planes, artillery and frontal bayonet charges Saturday against guerrilla forces entrenched in German-built pillboxes in the Mutsovo area of Epi-rus, and that a swirling battle apparently was drawing to a close. These reports said from 200 to 300 of a force of some 4,000 to 5,000 guerrillas had been killed. (Government losses were not specified). The dispatches quoted prisoners as saying the guerrillas were directed by the mysterious Gen. Markos Vifiades, Communist guerrilla chieftain. Guerrilla remnants were said to be fleeing in the direction of Albania under strafing of fighter planes and shellfire. Orders U. S. Embassy To Check on Girl WASHINGTON - (U.R) - The state department has instructed the American Embassy in Moscow to ask the Soviet government for information regarding the "welfare and whereabouts" of the 31-year-old woman who claims American citizenship. The woman is Eva Ochs. The state department was not certain whether she was in the Soviet Union. Representations were being made, a spokesman said, on the basis of an appeal for assistance made some time ago by her father, Henrich Ochs, to the American legation in Budapest. The state department said Ochs had informed the American legation that his daughter had been "taken away" from Hungary for forced labor in Russia, apparently in a coal mine. Petition of Boxer Under Advisement MADISON, Wis.-(IP)--A petition of Phil Zwick, 42, Kaukauna boxer, for a court order setting aside a state athletic commission decision denying him a license to box in Wisconsin was taken under advisement by Circuit Court Judge Alvin C Reis Saturday. Zwick claimed that the commission ruling, affecting persons over 38 years of age, "was arbitrary, capricious and unconstitutional." Fear War For India By DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst. CVER since the mighty Indian ^- sub-continent was divided into two sovereign dominions - India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Moslem) -there have been danger signals warning of the possibility of civil war- between these old politico-religious enemies who frequenty have engaged in sanguinary conflict through the centuries. There have been terrible communal clashes in various parts of the country. Unnumbered thousands of people have been killed, and there have been looting and burning. Much of this has grown out of the unhappy circumstance that many Moslems had been living in territory which was awarded to the Hindu dominion of India, and many Hindus were caught within Moslem Pakistan. Moslems Invade Kashmir. The latest untoward development, however - the invasion of the great princely state of Kashmir by Moslem tribesmen from the neighboring northwest frontier "province, within Pakistan-brings the sub-continent with its 400,000,- 000 people nearer to civil war than anything which has transpired previously. The danger lies in these tangled circumstances: When the dominions were created, the fabulously rich maharajah of Kashmir, Sir Hari Singh, declared his independence of both. Moslem Pakistan felt that the Moslem population of Kashmir belonged within Pakistan. And when the Moslem tribesmen invaded Kashmir recently, the government of the state charged that the invasion had been instigated by Pakistan, an allegation denied by the Pakistan government. The invasion went badly for the maharajah and he joined the Hindu dominion of India, asking for protection. The Dominion of India sent troops into Kashmir to aid the prince's forces in defense. A reliable source states that Pakistan also started a brigade for Kashmir out withdrew it when warned by Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchin-leck. the Briton who commands the armies of both dominions, that an accidental clash between Pakistan and Indian troops would mean "war between the dominions." Officials of Pakistan and India are scheduled to meet this weekend to try to iron out the problems threatening civil war. Almost Barbarious. Meantime the troops of Kashmir and the dominion of India haven't fared well at the hands of the invading tribesmen. You have to know your tribesmen to understand the seeming anomaly of their success against trained soldiery. 1 spent some time on the northwest frontier and rode with several thousand British troops when they rounded up and interned 600 tribesmen in the neighborhood of Khyber Pass. These tribesmen are primitives, not far removed from the barbarians who swept through the Khyber into India 2,000 years ago and more. However, they are crafty and, having cut their teeth on rifle barrels in a manner of speaking, they are tough fighters and are not without crude military ;kill. The men spend their lives fighting, raiding, pillaging and murdering in neighboring settlements, and always have been a thorn in the side of the British. To illustrate the type of craftiness they possess, they will steal a blanket from under a sleeping man without awakening him. You don't believe it? Well, it's like this: the tribesmen crawls into the sleepers tent and tickles one side of the victim's body with a feather or piece of grass. The sleeper rolls over onto the side being tickled. Then the tribesman folds the released half of the blanket .ind tickles the sleeper on that side, with the result that the latter again rolls towards his tor-menter and so rolls off the blan-Ket. Then the tribesman vamooses with his loot. However, apart from this crude .unning, the tribesmen are fierce fighters who are unafraid of death. They also have great skill in the use of firearms and are deadly with a sword at close quarters. That's what the Kashmir and Indian troops are up against. Two New Officials Take Oath of Office MADISON-(U.R)-One new state official was sworn in Saturday and Ernest Swift took his oath of office as state conservation director. Swift has been assistant director of the Conservation Repartment. He replaces E. J. Vanderwall as director. The new official is Leonard Bessman, assistant attorney general in charge of the new antitrust division. Hits Oil Firms For 'Pressure' Buhler Bedford Name 2 Racine Angels On Catholic Ail-Star 11 Two St. Catherine's gridders were nominated for the second year to the Milwaukee Catholic Conference All-Star team. The two seniors, Dave Buhler, left guard, and Bob Redford, left tackle, were among the 36 outstanding players from the eight school conference named this morning for the second Milwaukee-Twin Cities All-Star game, Nov. 16, at Marquette stadium. Both Buhler and " Redford earned berths on the All-Star team last season and were the only juniors from the Angels on the squad. The game is the second in the post-season series that began last year at St. Paul when the Milwaukee stars took the measure of the Twin Cities club in a 14-7 thriller. Four other members of last year's victorious team were included on the roster. Ralph Blo-howiak and Greg Hillig of St. | Francis, Hank Vigo, Messmer, an end who caught one of the two touchdown passes last year, and Francis Fox of Pius XI are the holdovers on the squad that Head Coach Eddie Race, St. Francis pilot, regards as even more formidable than that of last year. Selections were made by Race and the entire staff of conference coaches, who will assist the maroon mentor in tuning the stars for the classic. Six Messmer Stars. Messmer, undisputed conference champions, placed six men on the squad, along with St. Francis Prep and Pius XI, who gave the Bishops their most serious competition for loop honors, while Marquette High with five, Cathedral and Notre Dame with four, Don Bosco with three, and St. Catherine with two representatives complete the list. Ends Jerry Bittl and Vigo, Tackle Dan Keehan, and Ed Ku-jawa. Ed Rommel and Gene Schramka, brilliant Bishop back-field aces, combine to form the Messmer contingent on the squad. Ralph Blohowiak, six foot-four inch end, Greg Millig and Jerry Becker, a pair of rocking guards, and Backs John (Bud) Graham, Jim Kosmatka and Jim Lussier will be on hand from the St. Francis aggregation that gave Messmer the battle of its life in the loop's title battle last week. Six Pius Players Make Squad. Tom Meske, a six foot wing-man, Don Molgaard and Francis Fox, a pair of giant tackles and Backs Maynard Peterburs, one of the loop's top scoring threats, Bob Sebastian and Dan Spanus give Pius XI a powerful representation on the All-Star roster. Off Marquette High's hefty squad come End Bob Frantf, Guard Bill Bittman, Center Harry McMahon, and Backs Ken McKenna and Michael (Mike) McGuire. From Notre Dame, the coaches have picked End Stan (Cookie) Krolikowski, Tackle Ted Zimo-wicz, a six foot-three inch 220 pounder, and Backs Vic Fransczak and Ray (Curley) Sroka. A pair of aggressive tackles, Paul Braun and Phil Melk, and backfield stars Len Czerwinski and Jim Washco-vich, ace passer and kicker, have been chosen to represent Cathedral. Rounding out the squad are Glen Schultz, a light, speedy end, Reggie Kromraj, stocky 231 pound guard, and Pivotman Don Klein, from Don Hosco. Marshall Plan Gains Support As Voters Read of Project Ex-Convict Admits Assaulting Woman, 55 MILWAUKEE.- (U.R) -Police held a 40-year-old ex-convict after he confessed an assault on a 55-year-old woman Thursday night. Bernard W. Czaplewski told authorities he attacked Mrs. Eleanor Selke Thursday night and tried to drag her into an alley. She fought the man and screamed, and he fled. She was injured in the scuffle, however, and was still in serious condition at a hospital with a fractured left arm and bruises. By GEORGE GALLUP Director,   American   Institute   of Public Opinion PRINCETON, N. J.-The Marshall Plan is gaining increasing public acceptance and support. A new survey of public opinion just completed by the Institute finds that during the past month there has been a substantial increase in the number of voters who have heard or read about the plan for European aid which Secretary of State George C. Marshall proposed. Among those with knowledge of opinions on the plan there is a 3-to-l vote of approval. Reason for Session. That is the situation on the public opinion front as Congress prepares as assemble in special session Nov. 17 to consider legislation for aid to western Europe. Senator Robert A. Taft has predicted that the whole Marshall Plan will be examined in full during the session although it was called ostensibly to consider interim, stop-gap aid to France, Italy and other countries. In a survey report, early this month the Institute reported that the more understanding that people have of the Marshall Plan the more they tend to favor it. This is borne out by the latest survey which shows increasing acceptance along with wider public knowledge of the proposal. "Have you heard or read about the Marshall Plan?" This question was asked in two previous surveys. The trend follows: Yes, have No have heard       not July .23 .......49%       50% Oct. 8 ........49 51 TODAY  ......61 39 Among people with a college education, 91 per cent had heard o* the plan, as compared to 71 per cent among high school graduates and only 47 per cent among those with only grade school training or no schooling. All who gave an affirmative answer to the above question were then asked: "What is your understanding of the purpose of the plan?" Answers to this showed varying degrees of understanding, of the plan. Some gave precise definitions-for instance, one voter in seven called it a plan for European recovery which supplements self-help on the part of European countries which need assistance from the United States (correct). Others had a less complete idea, varying from those with a general notion of the plan down to those with only a vague idea of what the plan involves. All who had heard or read about the plan were then asked: "What is your opinion of the plan?" The vote, showing a 3-to-l ratio in favor among those expressing an opinion follows: Favorable opinions .....47% Unfavorable  ...........15 No opinion .............38 That attitudes toward the Marshall proposal depend largely on how much knowledge people have about it is shown again in the following tabulation of opinions according to degree of information. No Favor  Opposed opin. Those test informed about Marshall Plan   ..75%     15%     10% Those less well-informed   ...65        30        15 Those with only yarue ideas a boat plaa ......A       M       It > WASHINGTON-(U.R)-Sen. Owen Brewster, R., Maine, Saturday angrily accused American oil companies of trying to get the State Department to bring pressure on the Senate War Investigating Committee to suppress company records dealing with Arabian oil. Brewster engaged in a heated exchange with Charles Evans Hughes, Jr., son of the former chief justice of the United States and counsel forf the oil companies concerned. Brewster accused Hughes and oil company officials of going behind the committee's back to the State Department Thursday night. He said they sought to get the department to seek suppression of company cables relating to their dealings with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia. Resents Remarks. "Evidently you returned empty- , handed from your effort to get | sufferers, them to protect you," Brewster told Hughes. He accused the oil companies of "extraordinary intimacy" with "certain departments" of the government. Hughes, tall, middle-aged and dignified, insisted he told the committee counsel in advance that he was going to see the State Depart-.ment about the question of the cables being made public. "The situation in Saudi Arabia is delicate at all times," Hughes said. "I assume the United States wants to keep good relations there." Hughes said Brewster made ''gratutious and uncalled for remarks" against his clients and "personal" and "offensive" remarks against him. The committee is investigating why the Navy paid $1.05 a barrel for oil it once could have had for 40 cents a barrel. Hughes objected to a Brewster statement that the oil companies picked Hughes to represent them because he was "a responsible Republican" who "might lend some respectability to these proceedings." Hughes represents, among others the Arabian-American Oil Co. which made the deal with the Navy. This company is owned by Standard Oil of California, the Texas Co., Standard of California and Socony-Vacuum. At the time of the Navy deal, Standard of California and the Texas Co. were the sole owners of Arabian-American. The cables over which Brewster and Hughes clashed have not been made public. Brewster has copies of the cables. Hughes replied that he had placed the cables in Brewster's hands with the "hope" they would be discussed in secret session. "But I told you it was your responsibility if you wanted to go into them in public hearings," Hughes declared. "I also urged you to let the committee decide it by committee and not by the chairman alone." Hughes said he had "invited" Brewster to see the State Department people to whom he had talked and get their views personally. Brewster retorted it was "gratuitous" for Hughes to "tell the committee how to proceed and who to call on." Thomas Denies Pact To Sign Disavowals DETROIT-(U.R)-R. J. Thomas, vice president of the C.I.O. United Auto Workers, denied Saturday ihat top officers of the big auto union have agreed to sign non-Communistic affidavits under the Taft-Hartley law. Thomas refuted an announcement by U.A.W. President Walter P. Reuther that the union's 22-man executive board had voted to comply with the Taft-Hartley law provision. Reuther's announcement was made seven hours before a midnight deadline set by the NLRB. In telegrams to Paul Herzog, chairman, and Robert Denham, general' counsel of the NLRB, Thomas declared that stories "to the effect the U.A.W. will sign Taft-Hartley affidavits are completely without basis in fact and without foundation." Admit Weary, Pope Suggests VATICAN CITY.- (JP) -Pope Pius XII has suggested to visiting United States senators that they consider revision of American immigration laws to admit war The Vatican released the text of remarks, the Pope made to Senators Forrest C. Donnell (Rep., Mo.) and Harry C. Cain (Rep., Wash.) in which the Pope declared that immigration "presents entirely new problems." "As always the welfare of the ccuntry must be considered as well as the interests of the individual seeking to enter and, in the nature of things circumstances will at times dictate a law of restriction," he said. "But, by the same token, circumstances, at times will almost ciy out for an easing of the application of that law. Wise legislation will ever be conscious of humanity and the calamities, dis-tiess and woes to which it is heir." Donnell and Cain, now in Geneva, Switzerland, are members cf a Senate committee investigating the problem of displaced persons. The Pope told them the word peace rings "hollow today over the fields of famine and devastation and oppression." Dr. Walter Leaves For AAA Parley Dr. George W. Walter, Racine, left this morning for Washington, D. C. with Glenn W. Stephens of Madison to attend the annual meeting of the American Automobile Association which begins Monday. Dr. Walter, a director of the AAA's Wisconsin division has been nominated to serve on the national advisory board as director from Wisconsin. Stephens is chairman of the Wisconsin Division AAA advisory board and a national vice-president of the AAA. Highlighting the annual meeting will be a discussion of highway problems connected with building an American highway system geared to the needs of modern transportation. Foremost among these problems is the matter of financing tomorrow's highway system. "Present motor vehicle revenues," Dr. Walter stated, "should be concentrated on major traffic routes where they will accomplish mqst for the motorist, instead of being dissipated on short feeder roads. If we can promote this concentration of highway funds, our meeting will be a success," he said. Approves New Seal For U. S. Air Force WASHINGTON - (U.R) - President Truman has approved an official seal for the new Department of the Air Force, featuring an American eagle, its wings widespread, on a background of ultramarine blue. The eagle sits atop a twisted blue and white wreath, which surmounts a shield of light blue and white. Centered in the shield are golden Thunderbolts. Thirteen white stars encircle the blue background. The whole is encircled by a border of white and gold, in which appear the legend: Department of the Air Force, United States of America, MCMXLVII (1947). State Orders Bristol Exchange To Give Better Phone Service MADISON, Wis. - (U.R) - The state public service commission announced that it will hold a hearing Nov. 21 at Madison on the Railway Express Agency application to raise its intra-state rates to conform with rate hikes granted it on inter-state commerce. The new inter-state rates go into effect Dec. 1. The rate boost asked on intra-state express shipments would be graduated with the .^highest boost on the shortest hauls. The commission granted the Langlade Telephone Co. request to raise its rates to about 2,870 customers of its Antigo exchange. The new rate will be 75 cents per month higher for urban and rural business phones and 50 to 75 cents per month higher ior urban residential phones. In another decision the commission held that the Bristol Telephone Co., which operates in the towns of Salem and Bristol, Kenosha county, was not providing adequate service to its customers. In view of management changes in the company, the commission said, it can be expected thkt reasonably adequate service will be furnished. However, it ordered the company to file monthly reports showing progress of its work in improving' service.   

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