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Biddeford Daily Journal (Newspaper) - June 29, 1953, Biddeford, Maine Weather forecast fair and warm Ottai to programs listed today on Page 4 vol. 69, no. 151 Only daily newspaper Iii York county House gof leaders shifting tactics on excess profits tax scrap plan to by pass ways and Means panel by Charles f. Barkett Washington june 29�? up a House Republican leaders today dropped their move to Force House consideration of the excess profits tax Bill without action first by the tax writing ways and Means committee. In a last minute shift of tactics aimed to Avert a bitter floor Battle they dropped this Man Euver and put on pressure for the a ways and Means group to act on the Bill. Appa Ranelly they were convinced the committee would act on the Bill extending the excess profits tax for six months despite the diehard opposition of ways and Means chairman Reed Rny. To cheers from the House top floor Leader Halleck ind announced the leadership a decision not to press a move to get the Bill to the floor by a special Rule from the rules committee. Halleck said he was convinced the Bill would be a handled in the Normal matter by the ways and Means previous refusal by the tax writing group to act on the administration proposal had led to the situation in which House leaders were proposing to blast the tax Bill to the House floor via the rules committee bypassing a ways and Means. A ways and Means committee vote sending the Bill to Tho House floor would be a smashing Victory for the administration in its Battle to keep the tax now due to expire tomorrow Midnight. Reed ?8 years old and the oldest Republican in length of service in the House got up after Halleck to declare not surrendering a a in a not his voice was quivering with emotion and he Shook his fist in emphasis. The House gave Reed a standing ovation of handclaps and cheers. Reed demanded a showdown vote then and there saying it was a matter of principle As opposed to expediency. A a lets get the vote now and see where you stand Quot he said. A a stand up like it w As time for the House to Settle by its own vote he said whether the prerogatives of committees can be a usurped Quot As he claimed the gop leadership was seeking to do in this Case. For the House not to Settle the Issue head on he said would be to keep a a swy Ord of Damocles hanging Over the Heads of All committees. Despite Reeds opposition his committee could be forced to meet and vote on a tax Bill by a petition signed by a majority of the 25-Man group. The indication from Hallecks announcement was that the leadership had determined by private canvass that this would be done. Reed said he Wras a disappoint it cont Iii i Ifni on rugs seven director named Portland june 29�? up a Portland station Wpm it which will inaugurate television in this City aug. 30. Yesterday named William a. Gildersleeve program director. He has been production supervisor at wac to Boston. Laniel seeking approval of new French Cabinet appears before Assembly tuesday Paris june 29�? i a Frances new right Wing Premier Joseph Laniel gues before the National Assembly tomorrow to seek approval of a 22-Man Cabinet similar in its conservative makeup to the outgoing French government. The 63-year-old member of the Small Independent party named his ministers yesterday. Nine were carried Over from the last government of sex Premier Rene Mayer w Hose ouster by the Assembly on May 21 gave France its longest postwar Cabinet crisis. Foreign minister Georges Bidault and four others were kept in their same ministries in the new Cabinet. Six of the posts went to former premiers. Prominent among them was Paul Reynaud named a Deputy Premier. His tasks were not clearly defined but it was believed he would be a Strong influence in the government of Laniel who is a close Friend and is having his first try at heading a French Cabinet. Laniel a Normandy textile manufacturer and parliamentary representative of his District for Many years worked out his government coalition in a grueling series of weekend conferences with the leaders of Frances Many political factions. The Assembly approved him Friday to head Fiance a 19th postwar government after turning Down four other candidates. Rutland r. R. Is still tied up by strike Rutland vt., june 29�? up a the Rutland railroads 400 Miles of track from Bennington to Rutland Burlington and Ogdensburg n. Y., remained Idle for the fourth consecutive Day today because of a strike of 600 non operating employees. No trains moved and so far As newsmen were Able to learn no conferences were in Prospect to attempt settlement of the dispute. It is the first time in the lines 105-year history that it has been hit by a strike. The walkout involves shop employees track maintenance workers and Teleg Raphers organized in nine different locals. They struck last Friday for a 14 cents an hour pay raise after asserting their salaries Are up to 17 4 cents an hour below the National Railroad average. Current pay Scales vary according to jobs and classifications. Centenarian Dies South Portland june 29�? up a Sidney b. Chase too this City a oldest resident died yesterday. Million Are homeless Over 2,500 dead missing or Hurt in big Jap flood Tokyo june 29.�?- pm a great Lood that left More than 2,500 arsons dead missing or Hurt my a million homeless receded Oday on the Southern Japan is and of Kyushu but dark rain louds posed an ominous new great. Seven Days of torrential Rains turned much of the Northern part f Kyushu an area about the size of new Jersey into a vast Lake. The hapless japanese residents fled to any High ground they could find. By late afternoon today the known death toll stood at 409. It was expected to Rise when those missing now numbered at 1,178 a Are accounted for. Today a chuckle people who squawk about income taxes can be divided into two classes men and women. Why advertise your troubles there a no Market for them. Of Kierul features corporation Biddeford Maine monday evening june 29, 1953 full leased a wire service Nea features Price five cents Mother rides Herd on Small Fry travellers u. N. Asks reds to agree to Date for signing armistice 12,000 chinese reds rip into Rok positions reunited with their Mother. Mrs. Frank Edmunds Melrose mass., the two nonchalant travellers Frank 5, left and Larry 3, still seem More interested in the be Cream Cones. They were glad to see their parents however after a Long Dav of Riding trains that took them to Biddeford saturday. Officer j. Albert Berryman is explaining to mrs. Edmunds How police finally found out where the boys were from. Hide Ford journal in craving 1 missing 2 Hurt in ship crash by James f. Tomlinson Barnegat City n. A. June 29�?4zp a a vast sea search today left Only one Man missing in a jolting Tanker freighter collision that could have turned into a maritime disaster. Two were injured. Wandering Bay state tots corralled Here Barnegat City. N. J., Juno 29 up a a heavy Oil Tanker and a brazilian freighter crunched to Gether in a thick fog off the new Jersey coast last night and from three to 20 persons were feared lost at sea. The coast guard listed pm crewman dead and two injured in the collision Between the s. S. Loide Panama and Tho s. S. Golf Trade 12 Miles off Shore. Rescue Craft plucked 27 persons from the water. Search Crews sought others throughout the night but tin y did no to know whether they w Ero Hunting three persons or 20 because of language difficulties we Ith the brazilians. However they tended to Lieve three was More nearly rect although a tag of accounted for still was on men. Both the casualties and rescued were from the Panama a 5.408-ton freighter which first w As reported a in a sinking conditions and then standing at Only a 25 degree list. The 10.195-ton Gulf Trade owned by the Gulf Oil company had no casualties but suffered a bashed Bow. It stood by helping in Rescue operations. By a or in 20 the army trial is postponed until july 8 fort Devens mass., june 29�?- i resumption of the general court martial of army medical it. Sheppard Carl Thierman of Brooklyn n. Y., charged with obtaining his commission fraudulently and lying about communist affiliations was postponed today until july 8. The judge advocate general a office said the trial Wras postponed because of the illness of Thiermann a counsel Emanual Bloch who was counsel for executed atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The postponement was announced Only an hour before the court was to assemble at 9 30 a. In. The nine officer court recessed May 29 after the prosecution completed its ease. Just before the recess maj. William l. Whalen the courts Law officer instructed the court to take judicial notice that the communist party Saims Are subversive and dedicated to overthrow of the government by Force and violence. By taking judicial notice the court will not require the prosecution to prove these contentions. Travel Iff course is broadening. At least that was apparently w hat Frank Edmands 5, of Melrose mass., thought when he boosted his younger brother Larry 3, on the train saturday morning and wound up about too Miles away in Biddeford. The to o boys sons of or. And mrs. Frank Edmands of Melrose w Ere the subject of a frantic search from about to a. In. Saturday until 4 p. In. When local police notified Melrose police that the youngsters were Safe and sound. A recent kindergarten graduate Youthful Frank May have figured he had enough Book learning and Block building for awhile and decided it was time to see the world. Their Mother let them out to play about 9 45 a. In. Saturday. Twenty minutes later they had disappeared. Their tricycles were foun i at a local station of the train to Boston. The Hunt began. Police theorized that the boys got on at Melrose and when they got to North station in Boston thought they were getting on a return train to Melrose. Frank said he saw his grandmother get on the train in Melrose and he and his brother followed. When asked How Larry negotiated the train Steps Frank said lie gave his brother a boost to help him. The boys got off at Biddeford about 1 30 p. In. Because they were tired according to Frank. For a while there was some confusion. Station attendants made numerous telephones Calls trying Conti Uwi Oil Cage Lurer police said several villages were washed away and 350,000 Homes were destroyed or damaged. Relief was rushed to countless stricken villages and cities. The u. S. Air Force dropped food and clothing to isolated groups of refugees scattered on islets of High ground jutting from the flood. Among those saved from the raging streams were american sailors soldiers and marines and their families. Some were taken from a stalled train near Moji and housed in the u. S. Army recreational facilities at that Northern Kyushu City. Euk Volca the islands largest City with ,649 population and nearby Moji with 124.399, were almost ghost cities their Resi dents evacuated before the surging flood. Some of the dead and missing drowned in the swollen Rivers. Others died As soaked sliding Earth crushed their Flimsy Homes. Thirty seven americans were rescued saturday from the Aso Kanko special services hotel which was nearly buried by a landslide. Methodists seeking 250,000 new members Philadelphia june 29�? Tri the methodist Church his launched a drive to rec nit 250,-000 now members in this country a Campaign begun at a mass rally of More than 35,000 persons at Franklin Field. The rally Vest Drav commemorated the 250th birth anniversary of John Wesley the Little English scholar who founded the denomination. The ceremony was highlighted by the admission into the Church of 1,000 new members. It climaxed the end of a three Day worldwide methodist convocation on evangelism. Sales manager Dies at work Portland june 29i an automobile company employee collapsed at the Plant and died before he reached a Hospital and another worker complained of dizziness shortly afterwards. Edward a. Perkins 08, used car department sales manager at the Bodwell Leighton co., died. Twenty minutes later Patrick Macie about 35a Mechanic became dizzy and Vas taken to a Hospital. He had been working under a car. Eve. Edward Allen Wilt leave Church Post Here Rev. Edward Allen has resign cd As pastor of the Foss Street methodist Church and will begin duties july 15 at the Thornton Heights South Portland methodist Church. A announcement was made by District superintendent Lawrence Porter Portland at the sunday service at the local Church. It was stated that a minister to fill the local pastorate will be appointed around the first of september. Rev. Or. Allen who has been at the Foss Street Church for Over five years will preach his last Sermon there july 12. While at the Thornton Heights Church he will also be in charge of the italian Mission which is connected with the methodist Church there. Textile broker Dies new York june 29�? up a textile broker Charles a. Barrett 61, a Caribou me., native died . His brother Scanlon in is in Caribou. Nine drown in n. E. As thousands seek Relief from heat Boston june 29�? up at least nine persons drowned Over the week end in new England As hundreds of thousands sought Relief from the heat at the seashore and lakes. The temperature hit 92 in Boston five degrees less than the record for Tho Date set in 1901. The next hottest spot in the Region was Burlington vt., where the thermometer reached 90. There were thunderstorms in some parts of Vermont but the rain was measured at Only seven tenths of an Inch far Short of the rainfall needed to break an existing drought. Five of the drownings were in Massachusetts and two each in Rhode Island and new Hamp Shire. Ii. S. Sabre jets Down six migs by John Randolph Seoul june 29�? up a about 12,000 chinese reds backed by a booming artillery barrage crashed into South korean positions along the Gateway to Seoul today. Far to the North Allied Sabre jets blasted six red migs to Earth running their score for the month to 59 migs kills Only four Short of the one month record set in september 1952. The migs were shot Down As the sabres flew a tight cover Over 36 fighter bombers striking at Namsim near sin Iju in Northwestern Korea. The reds poured a division or More into three Day old Battles for two outpost Hills 40 Miles due North of the capital just As South korean infantrymen had swept to the Crest of one of the Hills. The furious red attack unusual because it came in Broad Daylight a hit a two mile wide stretch on the Western front. The targets were bloodied outposts Bak and Queen rising 500 to 800 feet. Reds hold outposts at last report the reds held both. But fighting raged at the foot of the outposts As the sturdy Roks regrouped and counterattacked. There was an unconfirmed report that one red battalion�?500 to 750 troops had broken past the Heights and was assaulting the allies heavy dug in line. Tho communists under cover of artillery that one Allied officer said hammered Hills a like an Anvil a slammed Back Rok first division infantrymen who had clawed up he slopes of outpost Bak. The Roks counted 42,000 incoming rounds of mortar and artillery up to noon As the communists concentrated two thirds of their entire Days shelling in the narrow sector. American and South korean big guns including huge 240 millimetre guns struck Back at the advancing chinese and their support areas. The red thrust was another in a series the chinese have hurled at South korean units in recent weeks apparently aimed at punishing them for resisting an armistice. Industry should use gains to lower prices says Phillips Poland Spring june 29�? up a Industry should use gains from increased production and distribution efficiency to lower prices rather than boost wages and profits Bates College president Charles w. Phillips said today. In an address prepared for the new England insurance agents annual convention or. Phillips said increased productivity in the United states is due mainly to technological advances rather than More efficient labor. A but even if labor were becoming More efficient each year a he said a it would still be unwise to compensate for All of this increased efficiency by a higher such a policy would Benefit Only those engaged in producing Tho commodity he said and added a on the other hand if the wage rates were not advanced production costs would decrease and the Price of the commodity would fall. In this Case the entire country would Benefit in that everyone could Purchase the commodity i for sex presidents in same hotel new York june 29�? Pic the nations Only two living former presidents Are housed one above the other at the Waldorf Astoria Tower apartments. The hotel says the arrangement of their quarters was by Chance. Harry s. Truman is in suite 32-a directly above Herbert Hoover in 31-a. Truman is Here for a Short visit while Hoover has been a Waldorf Astoria resident for a Long time. Five floors above Truman in suite 37-a lives Gen. Douglas a. Macarthur who was ousted by Truman from his far Mast command in 1951. As of last night and since Truman a arrival saturday none of the hotels three guests had run into another Iii the corridors or elevators. Showers Aid in checking fires Augusta june 29�? up a last nights showers brought some Relief for Forest fire danger but to Dave a Bright Breezy weather a could mean trouble a Deputy Forest commissioner Austin h. Wilkins said. Showers had been predicted for today but failed to materialize. Last night s scattered showers brought 2-100ths to 4-10ths of an Inch of rain. Wilkins said Only two fires still require patrols those in township 18 Range la in the Allagash Region and township i 5 Range 18 in Northern Somerset county. Bad Luck of local family strikes again Ferdinand Souliere 120 West Street is beginning to think that he a a marked Man. Saturday night his House was extensively damaged by fire. Some new furniture that he Hasni to finished paying for went up in smoke. New clothes bought by some of his sons with their own Money also were lost. One boy is just Back from the Hospital where he had a broken leg set. That Isnit All either. When the fire broke out saturday night Soulieres wife was in notre Dame Hospital awaiting another child. The baby boy was born last night adding one More Mouth to a family that already numbered six girls and seven boys. Soulieres troubles did no tall begin last saturday or last week. Seven years ago his House was even More extensively damaged by fire and his wife suffered burrs when she made a dash into the cellar to Rescue one child. The Bills from that fire Arentt fully paid according to Souliere who faces further expenses As the result of saturdays misfortune. To add an ironic twist to the Chain reaction a neighbor Albert Chretien smelled smoke some time before the fire was discovered. He investigated the neighbourhood but find anything wrong. Unfortunately there was smoke in the air from Large Forest fires in new Hampshire saturday. That made it difficult to pin Down the source of any smoke or the Souliere fire might have been discovered earlier. It was believed that a cigarette left in an Ash tray on a bed started the Blaze but Souliere said that no one had been in the room since 5 p. In. The fire was discovered at to p. Rn., while the family were All watching a Tele Continuer on pair threat May act without Rhee 0. K. By Robert b. Tuckman Seoul june 29�? up a the allies today asked the reds to agree immediately to a Date for signing a korean truce indicating they have either persuaded rebellious president syn Man Rhee to agree to an armistice or have decided to go ahead without his Okay. Gen. Mark Clark u. N. Commander told the reds in a letter delivered at Panmunjom that the u. N. Command will enforce truce terms a to the limit of its his letter was delivered shortly after he conferred in Seoul u Ith Rhee president Eisenhower so personal envoy Walter s. Robertson and other top u. S. Officials. Although the meeting was secret the Uncas readiness to go ahead with its truce plans indicated it had found some sort of solution to the problem of the stubborn South korean leaders 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 comment from Rhee on Clarks letter. The Rok presidents arbitrary release of 27,000 anti red korean War prisoners had Frozen the truce talks just As the negotiators appeared on the verge of final agreement. If the reds accept Clarks terms it could put the armistice where it was before the prisoner release began two weeks ago practically Complete and ready to sign. The reds protested angrily in a full dress truce session june 20, demanding recapture of the prisoners and Assurance the unc would control Rhee if an armistice were signed. Can to recapture pos Clarks answer delivered at Panmunjom by Liaison officers told the reds 1. It would be a a impossible to recapture the released pos. 2. The unc will a make every Effort to gain South korean cooperation in a truce. 3. A where necessary the unc will to the limits of its ability establish military safeguards Quot to enforce truce terms. 4. The truce would be a a military armistice. Between the military commanders of both sides answering a red question if the South korean nation would be included in a truce. 5. The unc a does not exercise authority Over the Republic of Korea which is an Independent Sovereign state a but it a does command the Rok army. 6. The unc still considers the prisoner breakout an a a escape As far As it is concerned. Clark said the prisoners were a a released in that the Rok government without the knowledge of and con con tin it a of Page threat Clouds bring rain u. S. Promises Relief for drought devastated Texas by Raymond Holbrook Dallas Texas june 29.�?/zp a Farmers and ranchers of drought devastated Texas today had their eyes cocked on two important developments a disaster Relief program due to be announced in Washington and promising Clouds that started mantling the state. Secretary of agriculture Benson who Over the week end inspected Texas drought areas and conferred with Farmers ranchers and state officials promised before returning to the capital that he would announce the details of the administrations emergency program in Washington today. The Clouds yesterday brought Only Light Rains to East Texas but they Rode on new winds that took the Edge off the heat wave and brought Promise of nicking the drought Over the state. For weeks the winds have i blown from the Southwest off the i arid hot deserts of Northern i Mexico. Weather Bureau officials said As Long As the wind remain j de in that direction there was lit j tie Chance that Texas would get j Relief. But yesterday southeasterly a winds from the Gulf of Mexico j started blowing across Texas bringing moist air and Clouds. Light Rains fell at Tyler luf i Kin Houston and Galveston yesterday and the weather Bureau said there was a possibility of scattered Light rain across the state and As far North As the Jan handle. In Washington rep. Clark Thompson announced last night that the House agricultural subcommittee on livestock will Fly to Texas thursday for an inspection tour of the drought areas. Emergency Federal Relief in the form of cheaper feed Price support of livestock and credit will be welcomed by Texas Farmers and ranchers but it can to take the place of what the state needs most rain and lots of it. Lack of water already has seared crops and Range lands. The shortage has become so acute that some ranchers say they Are going to have to Start hauling water. A amp a Jamboree Saco valuable prizes i t v set 5 food baskets daily lit on i la ii i Al pry afternoon at 3 30 for drawing. Awarded on Friday

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