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   Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - May 17, 1949, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                               THE WEATHER For Wisconsin: Mostly cloudy and rather warm and humid tonight and Wednesday with frequent showers and thunderstorms north, scattered showers south. Local weather facts for 24 hours preceding 7 a. m.: Maximum 80; minimum 61. Precipitation .12. A CONSTRUCT! Tribune It's Clean-Up, Paint-Up and Fix-Up Week Thirty-Sixth Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Tuesday, May 17, 1949 Single Copy Five Cents Endorsing is Favored in 9th District Eau Claire Approval of the endorsement of candidates was indicated by Ninth district Republi- cans at a meeting here last night. The session was one 0f a series ot GOP district meetings held to discuss the touchy subject prior to the state Republican convention at La Crosse, June 11. The Second district is scheduled to consider the question at Water- town tonight. The Tenth district thrashed it out but reached no deci- sion at Park Falls on Sunday. In contrast to the Park Falls meeting where opinion seemed about evenly divided, no opposition to en- dorsement was expressed here. Favor Move In fact, delegates from five of the district's seven Claire, Clark, Buffalo, Dunn and their counties would favor the move at the state conven- tion. St. Croix and Chippewa county delegates said their group's had de- cided to leave the question up to their representatives at the state convention. The crux of the Vhole matter is a Constitutional provision which says the party "may" endorse candidates for office in primary elections. Some of the party leaders want the constitution changed to read that the party "shall" endorse candi- dates. This would mean that the party would give its official back- ing to one candidate in the Republi- can primary field for each top of- fice. Help to Candidate Presumably this would increase the chances of that candidate for winning the party nomination. State voluntary Chairman' Harvey Higley of Marinette and the com- mittee's executive secretary, John Rouse of Baraboo urged the dele- gates to support the endorsement proposal. Higley said that at party conven- tions there are persons "who know more about policies than the average person because they are interested." He said these people should be better qualified to select the best fnan for the job. At the Park Falls meeting it was Suggested that the party might be accused of railroading ;or of "Com- munist tactics" by backing one man. In answer to this, Higley said "any- body else can run in the primary endorsement and the even- tual nominee still must face the Democratic candidate." Called Public Service Rouse described endorsement as "a service to the public" and said it would merely be saying, "in the opinion of the convention, these are the best (qualified candidates for the jobs." Rouse and Higley again outlined the state OOP's proposed "grasi roots" campaign to organize the state by counties, districts within the counties, precincts and right on down to" the city block in larger communities. An attempt was made to put the endorsement question in resolution form, but E. W. Kidd, of Owen Ninth district chairman who presid- ed over the meeting, said the ses- sion did not have the authority to act on such a resolution. Insanity Plea To Be Entered By Babich Monday Milwaukee Milton Babich V'ill plead innocent by reason o: insanity when he is arraigned Mon day on a first degree murder charge his attorney said today. Defense Counsel Arthur W. Rich ter made the announcement. He saic the full reports of a defense-spon sored psychiatric examination of thi former West Allis High schoo honor student had not been receive( but that he planned to enter th< temporary insanity plea regardless Young Babich is accused of the slaying of Patricia Birmingham 16 sister of his wife, Kathleen. The girl's body was found, with tw  6 as a stowaway aboard the Polish liner. He was taken off by Scotlanc Yard men when the ship touchec England. The U. S. state department ha; requested that he be returned to face two sentences here: One to three years for using false names and hid- ing his Communist affiliations, anc a one-year term for contempt of congress. Hitz said Eisler violated the terms of his bail and indicated, th  Necedah; W. C. Green, Etnil Mazey, UAW secretary- that day. We're going to stop [ien7 easurer, issued a statement brand- line of questioning" I Wrezmski, Brooks; George Schneid- treasurer, ing as "fantastic" the company's proposal that the strike be lifted everywhere except in the Lincoln- Mercury plant here and the "B" building housing assembly opera- tions at Ford's big River Rouge plant. "It obviously is not acceptable to the Mazey declared. questioning Palmer asked whether that meant he could ask no questions about February 21. "You must not ask anv more questions about February the 3S a judge replied. "That is a waste of time." Palmer objected. "I ask a mis- he shouted. Chas. Philleo Dies; Funeral Rites Friday Charles A. Philleo, 79, 641 Twelfth street north, died Monday noon at a Marshfield hospital after a linger- ing illness. He was a native of Wis- consin Rapids and resided here all his life. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Baker chapel with the Rev. Robert W. Kingdon officiating. Interment is to take place in Forest Hill cem- etery. Mr. Philleo was born on September 24, 1870, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Philleo, who were among- the pioneer residents of this city. In Sep- tember, 1805, he married Olive Thorn, who preceded him in death in 1937. Surviving are two daughters, Eliz- abeth Philleo, Wisconsin Rapids, and Mrs. Terry Hevens, Glendale, Cal., and one son, Addison Philleo, Long Beach, Cal. Mr. Philleo attended the Howe school and at the age of 14 was employed as messenger for the West- ern Union. Some years later he be- cnme manager of the Western Union and American Railway Express ag- ency here, serving in that capacity On Friday, beginning at 11 a. m. ulltil ]910_ TIe wap the organizpr 0> at the city hall, the P. K. C. will thp firsl transfer ]ine in the city, hold a hearing on the application of ]ater wjth Pren- er and Leonard Swartout, Route 3, Wisconsin Sm Also to be heard Thursday morning is the application of James T. Scott, Babcock, for a tor carrier. "The Ford proposal is merely a I ju'dge Reeves indicating increas- Edward E- Allard, Wauloma, for j liss Wabprs Products company for variation of the old employer trick ing impatience over the slowness amendment of his contract earner of 'divide and rule' an attempt to divide Ford workers who have a problem from workers who are supporting them." Mazey's statement came as direct company-union negotiations were re- cessed until 10 a. m. tomorrow at the request of Mazey. The union's reply declared that license. The Thursday hearings by the 9 Ifi years as head shipping He was a charter member of the city band and a member of the First Congregational church. Friends may pay their respects at a t o now more than funds al- ready voted by the house for the atomic energy operations in the 12 months beginning July 1. He wrote Chaiiman I'avid E. I.il- lenthal of the atomic eneigy com- misaion, that he and other officials appear later today "to dis- cuss this matter fully." O'Malionpv made public his let- the Raker Mortunn from 10 nclork i tcr_ H Hans Fmstadt, eminent for eastern Germany which would match that of the west. Hold Election Returns So shocked were the Communist officials that election returns were withheld 20 hours after the polls closed, and the Soviet-controlled press cried double cross at their political allies in the eastern zone. There were persons eli- gible to vote. Of these cast ballots, or 95.2 per cent. The valid ballots totaled This was the vote: Yes: (In favor of the hand-pick- ed single slate) or 66.1 per cent. No: or 33.9 per cent. Announce Results The Soviet zone election bureau announced the figures. Soviet policy was the only issue in the election. All the candidates had been chosen by the Social Unity (Communist) party and splinter elements' of the Christian Demo- crats and Liberal Democrats, all welded into a "popular front" with Russian blessing. The Russians even set aside de- nazification laws in order .to let former Nazis vote and swell the total, and the Nazis, hot for a strong, central unified Germany, were happy allies. Double Cross The organ of the Soviet military administration, Taegliche R u n d- schau, accused the eastern splinter parties of the Christian and Liberal Democrats of playing a "double game." They were accused of swear- ing their allegiance to the Com- munist-front congress and "agitat- ing in secret" against it." The two-day balloting for the congress ended last night. The Com- munist-controlled people's council took complete charge of issuing a final count. The voting was for a people's congress of members, all hand-picked and put on a single ticket. Voters were given a choice of voting "yes" or "no." Just befora the lid was clamped on the results, the main election committee of the congress for east- ern Berlin announced the break- down of the first votes count- ed. Write in Views Only 2.820 voted "ja." A majority of voted "nein." About 250 ballots were declared invalid. Some wrote on their ballots "we won't i f i vote for a police state and we re- O Mahoney is chairman of a sen- ject communism, subcommittee ,r The western Berlin press report- holding public hearings on b soon Nomination of Wallgren is Withdrawn Washington President Truman today withdrew Mon C. Wallgren's nomination to be chair- man of the national security resourc- es board. The president withdrew the nom- ination at the request of Wallgren, former governor of Washington state. At the same time he wrote his warm personal friend and former as- sociate in the senate: "I want you to know that my faith in you is undiminished." Wallgren's nomination was tabled many weeks ago by the senate arm- ed services committee under a pro- cedure which did not permit a vote on confirmation by the entire sen- ate. Senator cast the only democratic vote against Wall- gren in committee, assuring bottling up of the nomination. It was the second important nom- ination Truman has withdrawn at the request of an appointee. He took a similar action in the case of Edwin Pauley after naming the latter as undersecretary of the navy early in his administration. Pauley, like Wall- gren, ran into stiff opposition in the senate. There was no immediate indication whether the president might name Wallgren for some other post which would not require senate confirma- tion. AEC Grants Washington <7B Senator O'Mahoney demanded to- day that atomic energy officials ex- plain how government funds could be used to train a "known Commu- nist" when congress barred this in voting funds for the agency. appropriations ed afterward that the elec- of the trial, cut off Palmer repeat- edly. "That's immaterial he kept saying. Miss Coplon, 27, former justice j department political analyst, is on-QLAKE IX PERU _. _w .......uijiii trial on charges of violating the es- Lima, Peru A s t r o n g Wednesday morning until time "f 2'J-yrar-old Univeisity of N o r t h councl1 at the ans meetmS next pionage laws. She is specifically ac- earthquake which lasted for a con- services, cused of pilfering se-crets from the siderable time shook Lima at department's files with reason to a. m. today. The shock was prece-'l- tion committee was "reexamining" the ballots. The Communists had hoped or more eastern zone Ger- mans would vote foi them and only a few thousand would dissent. They wanted a huge endorsement of the congress, which is certain to clamor for adoption of Russia's peace teims bv the foreign minister's 1 midnight. "is an'effort to disrupt the solidar- Beloit Federal aid to com- j ity of all the Rouge workers." plete Beloit's new high i school is being sought by petition. The city council last night voted to send the petition, which bears 259 signatures, to Representative Ford's proposal is an "admission by 1 believe the information would be j ed by a milder one just before the company that the strike is used to aid a foreign power, pinching where it hurts in the profits." Ford's proposal to lift the strike in certain sectors, the reply said, Low Bid on New Arkdale Bridge Vocational School to Hold Annual Exhibit, Style Show f War Crime Sentences Uoheld Against Japs Tokvo niinp  Almond. to inspection. Tho _ a reRular open hoiw machino shop and stations, the style revue, refresh- 10 in n-Jinber, be op, n the other admirals ranted from eight an vV'isco-iMii Rapid.- wii-i T'. ft 111 i i d T5 A smoker-man for (he Republican majority .-aid his parU hid decided follow the line of the last Friday in knocking out all tiaffic amPTidmeiits expected to be offered. cause funds had run short. The building is about nine tenths com- pleted. Hhen the dentist says it aint going to hurt, he mat mean it ain't going to tiurt It 'SPAPER POWER FAILURE bidder on two other umimous surfacing of fi.68 miles on Highway 54 in Portage county, westward from the Waupaca county and door according to i'l include: thp t. Room 1, under the direction of Hail Lewi.-: auto mechanic fxhibit. Room Von Holl- cabinet mak ng exhibit. Room to 20 Jack Plenke. general chairman, and Tactics Changed in Guidine Pact Passage rug Senator O fl'irr g Jrev high from R. J. S: hmunk, na'ioi.al pre-idpTit of tiie Ani'T.can Au'.omobi'e He told Mayor C. Knud-fti in a letter that city had been for Us -pk-fidid record by a n .arH W. A. Sprise, director of the school. Koorr' 12. Peterson: printing, (D-Tex.) puggested today that of judge? in a pedestrian i High school. POND IS DRAGGED .on Highway 22 in Waupaca T. A 14-minute power failure af- between Manawa and for! muslc room of fected a section of the west side of I the city late Monday afternoon, re- sulting from grounding of a high voltage line of Consolidated Water Power company which supplies cur- rent to the municipal utility. The grounding, cause for which has not been determined, automatically broke the circuit. exhibits will he located Edward metal, tno delay action on the north contest conducted by the Room 14. Harry Peterson; art craft Atlantic pact and allow "time for Schmunk pointed out thai the and food decoration, Room 15, Jean treaty to soak in with the peo- 'constantly mounting traffic volume Brainerd and Russell Hultnuist; j_ a threat to this perfect record sewing, knitting and milline-ry. As chairman of the forwgn Ha-' and expressed the hope that the city All in the Witter vocational school but this year the style revue will be j Incidentally, the style show will Room 22 Haupt, N'at- tiotis cwnmittee, Cornajly has the would be able to meet the growing 'include a special one-act skit by w'ck and Marjory Tanz; craft ex- j0b of putting through senate ap-c challenge. He promised the Miiwaukee A small pond the women who participated in the hibit, Room 23. Randolph Facklam. proval of thp treaty for thp admin- lion'.-, cooperation with Chief of in which a fisherman snagged a Rudolph millinery class this past A niov'e also be shown m jstration. Ten days ago he was talk- j Police R. J. Exner. strip of flesh yesterday was dragged year, entitled "It's Hats That Make 20 about p.m. as an ex- Of trying to push through by I Exner s-aid the records showed by sheriffs deputies today. The pond You Happy." And there will be ample of visual education. J is in the vicinitv of the home of the modeling of knitted garments, tail- long missinz Mrs. Cecelia Lemay. oring and millinery made in both j July 1 both the treaty and .-.enate the local pedestrian death in The refreshments will be served consent for a arms-! traffic was almost two years ago, 9 jfor-Europe program, i on May 30, 1947. Underground? New York An FBI plant in the Communist party said today that he added phony names to a list of re- cruits whom he converted into Reds. "I recruited John V. Blanc of Euclid. 0., testi- fied at the federal trial of 11 to? CsKsnvaiust leaders. This puzzled dsfer.se tttor- neys and Blanc explained: "The people don't actually exist. I turned the names in at a section meeting."   

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