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News-Palladium, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1953, Benton Harbor, MichiganCall Truman in spy probe final edition Michigan s biggest buy for Reader and for advertiser Benton Harbor mich., monday june 29, 1953 16 pages Price 5 cents weather forecast fair tonight tuesday Cloudy and warmer with scattered showers. Temperature readings from Sun. Noon to . Noon 12 a. 82 6 p. A. 74 i p. A. 66 12 a. 63 8 a. M.62 9 a. M.17 12 n 19 freighter h9led in collision the brazilian freighter is Leide Panama lists in the Atlantic Ocean off Barnegat City n. J., Early today a huge Hole stove in its starboard Side after a collision with an Oil Tanker is Gulf Trade late last night. Sailor on the freighter was killed. The crippled ship was being towed to port today. A wire photo i Issue warrant for homicide Driver held la death of passenger in Benton or Eccl a negligent homicide warrant was authorized by authorities this morning for John Johnson 37, ,1193 Highland Avenue who was taken into custody saturday afternoon following a traffic fatality in Benton township. Johnson was being held today in 4 the county jail in the death of 61, 1193 High 26 Berrien Traer Flo death in 1053 Clarence Rodgers land Avenue. A passenger in John son s Auto Rodg ers died in mercy Hospital about 20 minutes after the car left the Road and ploughed into a tree. The victim be come the fifth person to perish on Berrien roads in less than five Days As the county Highway toll reached 26 for the current year. Johnson and rodgers1 son Dan Al 37, 1136 Highland Avenue received minor injuries in the crash. Both were released from mercy Hospital after attendants gave them first Aid. Berrien sheriff s officers to Day were probing for More de tails about the Accident. In navigation by Deputy Wesley Bowerman showed the car trav fling West on Highland left the Road in the 1300 Block and went Headon into a tree. Preliminary inspection indicated negligence in the Driver s actions Deputy Bowerman said Johnson admitted turning his eyes from the Road officers said which was contributory to the Accident. Officers also added that the apparent Force with which the autos struck the tree indicated the car was moving at a faster rate of Speed than 25 or 30 Miles per hour As stated by the Driver. Bowerman asserted that no evidence was present that Johnson attempted to halt the vehicle Johnson scid the crash occurred when he momentarily turned he head to intervene in an argument Between the Vic urn and his ton Daniel. How Ever the younger Rodgers de Nied to patrolman Bowerman that he and his father were our reling. 1 the Impact sent Rodgers Chest and head up against the dash and Windshield which shattered with the Force. Attendant said he was knocked unconscious and re Jujj matted in a coma until his death. I s Johnson received head bruises and Daniel Rodgers seated in the rear Ujj with a skinned right Arm. Jujj Coroner Harding Dey death accidental due to head and Chest i injuries. T cure Aee was born in tenn., june ii i. Fitt the Aoa of Abe and Anlla by gun. Be red in Benton i. Barter for the past nine Yean. We worked a labourer. Mil wife Kittle survives. Two ions Daniel of Benton township Thomas of St. Louis mo., do two daughters mrs. Oata Atte Brown Detroit and mrs. Desiree Davis of Gary ind. Or Rodgers also leaves nine grand children and one great grand child. Funeral services Are scheduled for 2 p. M. At the Union memorial ame Church with the Rev. R. A. Schley officiating burial will follow in Crystal Springs cemetery. Friends May Call at the robbing Bros funeral Home. New a spy probe May Call Truman Washington june sen. Mccarthy a was said to Day a new investigation of suspected u. S. Atomic Isles May bring former president Harry s. Truman before his Senate investigations subcommittee a witness. Mccarthy announced he is asking the Justice department for a report on whether it Ever received from Truman a list of american Mem Bers of an alleged atomic spy ring which he said Truman received in 1945 from the Canadian govern ment. Truman in new York smiled when told of Mccarthy s statement. What i could Tel you you would t the former president said. Therefore i say no Alfred Kohlberg new York Ltd importer and publisher reported nearly three years ago that such a list had been Given to Truman a then Canadian prime minister Mackenzie King. Kuhlberg asked in a july 2, 1950, letter to rep. Buchanan a a that an investigation be started. Buchanan then headed a House subcommittee investigating lobbying. Every note at the keyboard the blonde Bombshell club Trocadero. Adv. Now receiving Sweet sour Cher Ries blk. Raspur. E. C. Balers Cor. Terr Britain s acting Cabinet Boss Richard a. Butler said today Britain is negotiating with the United slates and France for a Quick Stop Gap meeting on cot i Nion problems in Advance of the postponed Bermuda con Ference. Answering a barrage of House of commons questions touched off by prime minister Churchill s tem Horary retirement Butler said Britain s representative at this interim meeting would be lord Salisbury. O Salisbury As lord president of he Council has taken Over some Orelyn policy responsibilities since the absence of Char chill and for eign Secretary Anthony Eden. Butler refused to say now where the interim meeting would be held. As i cannot pledge other governments i would prefer to defer a statement until the negotiations Are he said. Winter Coal preview. Kure i adv prowlers nabbed via p. A. Setup tavern owner alerted by noise a Public address system worked As a burglar alarm for a Benton town ship tavern owner who captured two prowlers by firing a. Shot Early monday after he was awakened by noise Over the p. A Hookup. Albert Romeo sr., proprietor of the Blue Bird tavern 1304 Terry told police he waa sleep about 4 a. M. Trial Road roused from when he heard a commotion Over the Public address system connected from his Home to the tavern next door. Romeo whose tavern had been entered just last wednes Day when f he Public address system was he called police then armed himself with a revolver to investigate the noise. He related that he fired a warning shot at a figure near the tavern door and ordered the intruder to await police. Four Benton Harbor policemen arrived at the scene and found two inside the tavern. They were turned Over to Berrien sheriff s officers and identified by sgt. Edward Sandera As Donald Spears is of Vineyard Avenue Benton Harbor and Alfred Tio 16, of 922 Chicago Avenue Benlon township Romeo told the news palladium this morning that he turned the p. A. System off last week because it became too noisy. It had a butting sound that kept waking me at night and i m a Light Sleeper Sany he said. Romeo hooked up the system again after a revolver was taken and a cigarette machine looted Uit week. Police indicated the two youths would be questioned in connection with last week s burglary at the slue Bird Uliey will be turned Over to juvenile officers. Water temperature temperature of Lake Michigan at noon today was 68 degrees. Enterprise cleaners. Pm. Sims. Big variety rummage Sale. Maple. 9 a. M. -8p.m. Style shoppes til adv. Now buying cherries spanks Comers fruit exch. Phone will try to curb so. Korea Clark letter sent after Rhee Parley Seoul june allies today asked the reds to agree immediately to a Date for signing korean truce indicating they have either persuaded rebel luos president syn min to agree to an armistice or have decided to go ahead with out his Okay. Gen. Mark Clark a n. Commander told the reds in a letter delivered at Panmunjom that the u. N. Command will enforce truce terms to the limit of his letter was delivered shortly after he conferred in Seoul with Rhee president Eisenhower s per Sonal envoy Walter s. Robertson and other top u. S. Officials. Although the meeting was secret the Uno s readiness to go ahead with its truce plans indicated it had found some sort of solution to the problem of the stubborn South korean Leader s refusal to accept the present truce terms and his threat to fight on alone if an armistice is signed on those terms. There was no immediate com ment from Rhee on Clark s letter. The Rok president s arbitrary release of anti red korean War prisoners had Frozen the truce talks. Just As the negotiations appeared on the verge of final agree ment. The reds protested angrily in a full dress truce session june 20, demanding recapture of the prison ers and Assurance the Uno would control Rhee if an armistice were signed. Clark s answer delivered at by Liaison officers told the redi 1. It would be impossible to recapture he released pos. 2. The Uno will make every Effort to gain South korean co operation in a truce. 3. Where necessary the Uno will to the of its ability establish military o enforce truce terms. 4. The truce would be a Mili tary armistice Between the military commanders of both aides answering a. Red question if the South korean nation would be included in 5. The unc does not exercise authority Over the Republic of Korea which is an Independent Sovereign stale but it does command he Rok army. 6. The Uno still considers the prisoner breakout an escape far As it u concerned. Clark said the prisoners were released n that the Rok govern ment without the knowledge of and contrary to the intent of the Uno planned and a. Ranged the breakout Chicken pie special tuesday and wed. Noon. Holly s b5c. Adv. For siamese kit tens 5-4712. Adv Rubyn a music dancing school teach All instruments 118 sixth St. Worth weight in Gold the Gregory Melson triplets shown above with nurse Mary Leopard at Santa Monitia calif., Hospital were awarded from a Lloyds of London insurance policy against multiple births paid for Premium. Babies left to right Are Michelle four pounds four ounces Mary Louise four pounds seven ounces and Gregory Robert six pounds eight ounces. They were born june 18. A wire photo wins medal of Honor medical Man kills reds Bare handed Washington june army today awarded the medal of Honor to a medical Aid Man who slew two red soldiers with his Bare hands killed a third with his Trench knife and smashed together the Heads of two others. He is sgt. David b. Bleak son of or. And mrs. William h. Bleak Box 321, Shelley Idaho. Bleak did All this and More to save american wounded last june when he volunteered to accompany a patrol into korean no mans land. An eyewitness account of Bleak s heroism was Given the army by pfc Willie g. Gay. 5s5 Halifax Street pm Pola a. The patrol left the u. S. Lines in darkness crossed into communist territory and promptly Drew intense enemy fire. An enemy hand grenade lanced off the helmet of one of the americans. Bleak threw himself Over his fallen Comrade act absorbed the full Shock of the con Cussion. On reaching the communist yield Hilltop Bleak was fired on by Ihrcke reds in a Trench. Bleak try ing to reach one of the americans who Lay wounded under the enemy guns leaped into the Trench. Unarmed except for his knife he killed two of the enemy soldiers with Lis Bare hands and stabbed to death the third. Three other americans were wounded while the patrol was withdrawing from the Hilltop. Bleak walked through heavy enemy fire to Drew the men s wounds and was wounded him self. The Story of Bleak s conspicuous gala try and indomitable courage above and beyond the Call of duty was completed by the official Cita Tion accompanying the award of the nation s highest military Honor. Despite his own wounds Bleak picked up one of his More seriously injured comrades and was carrying him Down Hill when he was attacked by two enemy soldiers with fixed bayonets. In words rarely used in formalized army Docu ments the citation said he grabbed them and smashed heir Heads together then carried his helpless Comrade Down the Hill to Bleak the 61st announced army Winner of the medal of Honor in Korea was born in Idaho Falls id Aho feb. 27, 1032 he enlisted in the army in november 1950. Army re cords show that after recovering from his wounds and a Brief visit Home Bleak volunteered for a Sec Ond tour of duty. He is now attached to a medical unit of the 24th Divi Sion in Japan. Cona it dub Cal ambassador Washington june 29 the White House said today presi Dent Eisenhower has Given the per Sonal title of ambassador to or. James b. Conant u. S. High com missioner in Germany. This is a step toward resumption of full diplomatic relations Between this country and Germany averts floor flight shift tactics to bring Issue to House vote Washington june 29 a the Eisenhower administration apparently won its Battle today to get House consideration of extending the excess profits did it without a Knock Down drag out floor fight. In Back stage Maneu vers House republicans leaders got assurances satisfactory to them that the ways and. Means committee would Send an Extension Bill to the floor despite the Adamant opposition of its chair Man 78-year-old Daniel Reed r gop floor Leader Halleck ind announced then to a cheer ing House that the leadership would not press the launched last week to bypass Reed s tax writing group and bring the Bill to the floor with a special Rule from the rules committee. The ways and Means commit tee has kept the Bill blockaded for weeks despite All leadership efforts to dislodge it. Gof leaders Hare said that both the House and the Senate would vote to continue the tax if an Extension Bill could be brought before them. The to syphon into the Treasury extraordinary profits made by to Morrow Midnight. President Eisenhower asked that it be continued for six months Al though saying he did t like the tax. In order to bring some too to 800 million dollars of needed Revenue to the government. Reed has kept the Extension Bili bottled up by refusing to Call a meeting of his committee to vote on it. This led the leadership to launch the extraordinary procedure of try ing to get it to the floor by rules committee action. The leadership did not disclose its full hand but indications were that it had rounded up the votes to Force a meeting of the committee if Neces sary. This can be done by a petition of a majority of the 25-member group. Reed in voice filled with Emo Tion told the House i m not he had contended the tax is harmful to business and actually costs the government Revenue by discouraging business. It was Plain however that com Mittee members on whom Reed had counted were ready to Bow to the leadership and administration on the Issue. Indications were that the ways and Means committee would meet soon. The strategy apparently called for one member to move to take up the excess profits tax. If Reed objected a majority of the committee then apparently Wolfl vote to Force the Bill to a committee vote Halleck told the House in effect that he did not expect the tax Bill to get to the floor this week. Reed hinted at in Early meet ing of his committee. I Hare a mass of legislation before my he told i m going to get that cleared up As soon As if Reed called a meeting Osten Sibly on would eliminate any necessity for tha petition method of forcing a session and so might save face for the chairman. A number of committee member old the House they were certain ways and group would the matter

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