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Daily Times-News, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1950, Burlington, North CarolinaWeather Mottler Clity the of terms i saturday. Cloudy Ceder. The daily time s news hum Cetera pm my maa Aftaw Miter to Ltd vol. 273 full Nea service Burlington n. A Friday january 27, 1950 associated press service Price five democrats seek support for fair Deal Senate shelves plea to invoke Taft Hartley act Washington Jan. Senate labor committee today pigeonholed a Resolution asking that president Truman invoke the Taft Hartley Law to restore full Coal production. A motion to postpone action indefinitely was approved 6-5 senator Aiken who was on the losing Side said the decision amounted to killing the Resolution. But senator Elbert d. Thomas the committee chair Man and Humphrey a Minn disagreed. They said it did not necessarily mean there would be no action at some time in the future. F the motion to postpone action indefinitely was offered by Humphrey As a substitute to a motion by senator Donnell a to that the committee approve the Resolution. Humphrey argued that action should be deferred because negotiations Are underway looking toward a settlement of the Coal dispute. Maneu vers toward that possibility Are underway. Their results May be to get soft Coal workers Back to work at least part time and perhaps help John l. Lewis in his Legal complications. George h. Love president of the Pittsburgh consolidation Coal company and As such a Leader in the operator ranks said at Pittsburgh that he believed the operators will agree to resuming contract talks with president Lewis of the United mine workers next wednesday. Love was commenting on Lew is Quick reply to a qualified invitation love had made that negotiations in the strike plagued Industry be resumed. It was Lewis who suggested the wednes Day Date. President Truman found his own position relieved. He had been reported about ready to use the Taft Hartley act s emergency machinery for stopping a Coal strike. If no agreement was reached this week end to restore production by Lewis miners. Vandenberg has to quit atomic work by Edwin b. Haakinson Washington Jan. Ator Vanderberg was missing today As the congressional atomic Energy committee again tackled unsolved and grave prob lems. Vanderberg filed his Resigna Tion from the 14-member Senate House atomic group yesterday. He has had to slow Down because of his health. Vice president Barkley expressed regret on behalf of All sen tutors and then named senator Bricker a Ohio to his place. Democrats and republicans who had served with Vanderberg since first congressional touches with atomic Power tossed his oratorical bouquets for his services to the Senate nation and world. Senator Mcmahon chairman of the atomic committee spoke of the need of Wisdom to meet the very weighty and grave matters coming before the com senator Hickenlooper who has been leading a gop at tack upon some phases of atomic operations also hinted at big problems ahead. He said the com Mittee was sorry to lose his Vanderberg s services and advice especially in times of doubt difficulty in this self styled communists Rule Tsin Tao by Wayne Richardson Tokyo Jan. Former chinese bandits who say they Are communists Rule Tsing Tao so rigidly that even old line reds have trouble with them. They were bandits for years. They roamed the Rich country Side in Shantung province of which Tsin Tao is a part. When the chinese nationalists fled from that North China port two months before they were expected to leave the former ban dits moved in. They grabbed Power and so far have Hung on to it. I saw them at the former u. S. Naval base while i was in Tsing Tao with the flying Arrow which left there this week. I was the Only correspondent aboard that american freighter which was shelled by the nationalists and put into Tsin Tao to unload cargo destined for Shanghai. The former bandits say they Are communists and follow the party line. But they also like the fat jobs they inherited and party regulars have found it difficult to remove them. Chinese communist leaders from outside arrived after the former bandits took Over. The outsiders have run into trouble giving orders to these provincial rulers. The former bandits leave no doubt about what they say is their communist they regard themselves As Allied with Russia. There Are pictures of Stalin everywhere. One such official told a euro Pean missionary we intend to liberate the world. Don t you worry. Well liberate your coun try the missionary who has lived most of his life in China said he replied in my country practically every family has a Small Automo bile a Nice Home reasonable wages and other comforts. Why cannot you first raise the stand Ards of living in China to match he said the official shrugged and replied we will liberate your country Bonscore Raleigh Jan. Motor vehicles department s report of state Highway accidents for the 24-hour period ending at 10 a. M. Today killed 0 injured killed to Date 57 killed to Date in 1949 52 injured to Date .740 injured to Date in 1949 .508 allies sign agreements on defense flow of american weapons to Europe scheduled to begin by John Scali Washington Jan. United states and eight North Atlantic allies signed agreements today that will govern the flow of 000 Worth of american arms to Western Europe s defences against possible russian at tack. It was the last step but one be fore guns tanks planes ships and raw materials begin moving under the air program Congress approved last year. The final step is president tru Man s approval of the secret master defense plan worked out last month by military chiefs of the 12 Atlantic pact countries. That is expected momentarily. The master defense plan will be kept secret. But the state department made Public the texts of the separate Aid agreements made with each nation when they were signed by the ambassadors of each at the department. The amount of american Mili Ary Aid each nation is to get was not mentioned. But it is known that the largest share of the american weapons and raw materials will go to France. Countries signing agreements in addition to France Are Britain Belgium the Netherlands Luxembourg Denmark and nor Way. The language of each country s agreement varies but the main commitments Are identical. These provide that All countries will Pool their defense plans to defend Western Europe against any attack and that no arms furnished them will be turned Over to any other nation without the prior consent of the United states. Security pledged All pledge to take such secur Ity measures As May be agreed .0 prevent the disclosure or com Promise of any classified secret military articles services or in spelling out the conditions for american help was the primary purpose of the agreements. But they also pledge that the United states can get raw and Semi processed materials from the eight countries upon such terms and conditions As May be agreed such a provision is included for example in the agreement with he belgian government which con vols of the world s richest to Wei supplies of uranium ores needed to make atomic bombs. Each agreement says that eco nomic recovery is essential to International peace and Security and must be Given Clear priority x x also prominent in each agree ment is an article noting that each Oyer ment desires to Foster International peace and Security within the framework of the Char or of the United on this Point the allies Reaf armed their determination to give their full cooperation to the efforts to provide the United a ions with armed forces As con emulated by the charter and to obtain agreement on Universal regulation and reduction of Arma ments under adequate guarantee against Italy s pact was in the form of an Exchange of letters Between Secretary Acheson and Alberto Tarchiani the italian ambassador while the rest were drawn up As regular agreements. Creeping russian blockade May demand revived a Airlift cold air Blanket from Midwest slated to end preview of Spring by the associated press the late january preview of Spring in most of the Eastern and Southern states appeared nearing an end today. A Blanket of cold air from the chilled Midwest spread across the Ohio River Valley and pushed i eastward toward the Atlantic sea Board some of the cold air was expected to dip into the Gulf coast and Send temperatures from their lofty summer readings Back to near seasonal Levels. The cold weather still gripped wide areas in the Western half of the country. Temperatures mod Rerati Over the Plains and some i of the North Antral states but they remained far below Zero in i Many areas. Montana one of the coldest spots in the current icy i weather was getting out of the deep freeze and an end of the blasts was in sight. But the Mercury was at a biting i 30 below Zero in North Dakota and Between 20 and 30 below Ever that state and Minnesota during the night. In the Dakotas and Minnesota Only one weather Bureau station. Rapid City s. D., with 9 above reported a Reading Abov Zero. The Low a. Minneapolis was -21, the cold air already had dip pm into Arkansas and other parts of the South. Freezing rain fell Over Northern Arkansas and glazed highways. There also was some freezing rain on the Northern fringe of a narrow Belt of precipitation from new York and Penn Sylvania southwestward across Kentucky to the coastal Region of Texas. But mild weather e ast of the appalachian mountains again yesterday continued to amaze the people and even fooled the Ani Mals. Record readings for the Date and for the Winter season were be. In Many cities. In a Philadelphia zoo ground hogs turtles and Calendar out of Hiber nation. Girls took sunbathe on rooftops. Bees buzzed around a Honey suckle Bush in full Bloom near Frederick my. The new Jersey state health department warmed by readings in the 70 a issued a list of hints on How to avoid head Prostran the weather Bureau s bul Letin indicated the release was pre mature with a forecast of temperatures ii the mid 40 s today. All time Winter heat records were set in Boston yesterday when he Mercury climbed to 72. But it was expected to be Down in the 30 s in the Nev England re Gion today. Some rain in the coast Al areas was forecast. In Baltimore the top Mark was 79 and Philadelphia reported an All time january High of 73.2. Washington basked in 79 degree h eat and Atlanta s 77 was five degrees above the previous rec Ord for Jan. 26. But indications were that the High readings will Tumble. In Chi Cago where a record High of 67 was be the Mercury had dropped nearly 60 degrees in 40 hours and was heading for the Zero Mark. By Daniel de Luce Berlin Jan. 27 we the Western Powers once again May slap on a counter blockade again Eastern Germany if the russian strangling of Berlin Highway traffic continues Amer ican officials today. Somo sort of economic reprisal will be threatened these officials predicted. Strong efforts to break the creeping Block Ade of this soviet encircled City Are expected to be consid ered at the High commission level. Initial moves would await the return of the u. S. High com missioner John j. Mccloy from a Brief official visit to the United Stales. In Boston last night Mccloy told reporters if the russians impose a Complete blockade the Berlin Airlift once again will Roar into action. Officials were gloomy about the prospects of an Early end to the soviet Ham stringing tac tics against truck traffic. Ameri can sources said Western pro tests probably would be brushed off by the soviet Berlin com mandant maj. Gen. Alexander Kotikov. It looks As if the Only Way to tackle the Issue effectively will be on the highest occupational Leval the commissioners in an informant said. During the big soviet Block Ade of Berlin broken by the air lift last May. The Western pow ers had imposed an economic blockade on shipments to East Ern Germany now ruled by a soviet backed communist government. The counter blockade palpably pinched the soviet occupation zone and was a potent companion weapon to the air lift. Maj. Gen. Maxwell d. Taylor american commandant of Ber Lin told a reporter "1 am not worried by an out right blockade which soviet authorities might apply. We can Ope with that. But i am concerned that this pecking at truck traffic will shake the Confidence of buyers abroad in the Desir ability of doing business with West Berlin. This harassment could seriously harm the recovery of West Berlin Trade unless promptly the u. S. Air Force repeat edly has asserted its readiness to create another Airlift if a full scale blockade is imposed again. Two formal protests by the Allied commandants within a week have failed to protect the City s truck Commerce from dras tic restrictions by russian front Ier guards. A Jam up of 400 trucks at soviet Check Point on the East West Auto was the worst since last sunday. Some cargoes were stalled As much As 40 hours by the russian slowdown enforced equally against trucks attempt ing to enter or to leave the East zone. Vest Berlin s Basic supplies and reported ample despite strangulation of top party figures to visit . Bark lev to head Large delegation to Raleigh event Raleigh Jan. 27 Cabinet officers and other High the City s Road communications. But Charles a. Dix american transport chief in Berlin said the blockade was a hard blow at West Berlin industries which have been try i Federal officials will meet Here ing to rebuild their inter zonal i tomorrow with Southern dem City s economic position socratic w build is desperate. Every fourth West up sentiment for president Berlin employment Relief is dependent on donations from the West German Republic. Grim rumours circulate that German Cumuli. Its May at tempt a Putsch this Spring in West Berlin if economic hopelessness still grips a Large share of the population. Dix said the crippling of the Highway route apparently would Benefit the soviet controlled East zone railway by increasing freight revenues. The russians have left Rai Htay schedules undisturbed except for the six hour delay of a u. S. Military train last sunday night. The russians objected to the pre sence on the train of three non american passengers. Wife Slayer injures self with Shotgun new Smyrna Beach fla., Jan. Motor court operator shot himself with a Shotgun Here Early today a few hours after he had stabbed his wife to death. States attorney Murray Sams ruled the death of mrs. Pauline Heath 33, and the critical shoot ing of Henry l. Heath 57, unquestionably a Case of murder and attempted suicide and said there was no necessity for an inquest. The heaths came Here last March from Kinston n. C. She was his second wife. Mrs. Heath was found Cov ered with blood on the. Living room floor of their quarters in the motor court. A Butcher knife Lay by her left hand. Tables a phonograph and its records a sewing machine and glassware Lay broken and scattered throughout the quarters. A leather chair and Footstool had been slashed and were splotches with blood. Sheriff Alex Littlefield of vol Usia county said Heath apparently had done the damage after killing his wife in a rage. G. F. Johnson a neighbor told police that about this morn ing Heath appeared at his House and said Pauline s dead and i m bleed ing to death Johnson called police. At the sunny South Hospital Here Heath was said to be in a critical condition from the shot gun wound just under his heart. Near a Telephone in the Heath quarters was and a note asking whoever entered to Call prosecuting Chambers instead of a brother of Heath in Kinston. Hiss. Nixon asks Neil probe of communist activity by William f. Arbogast Washington Jan. 27. In producing a fresh sheaf of documents from Whittaker Chambers rep. Nixon a Calif today demanded a new House investigation into communist spy activities. Nixon quoted Chambers an admitted courier for a soviet espionage ring in the pre War saying he got the eight new documents from the late Harry Dexter White former assistant Secretary of the Treasury. White died in 1948, a Short time after denying to the House in american activities committee that lie had Ever passed nonconfidential data to Chambers. The photographic copies which Nixon showed the House yesterday dealt with such things As u. S. Policy toward Japan and the assignment of an american Navy Captain to England in 1938 As a secret Liaison Nixon said that on the basis of these papers he will insist that the House committee of which he is a member resume the spy in Quiry it suspended during the two perjury trials of Alger Hiss former state department official. Hiss was convicted last saturday and was sentenced to five years imprisonment. He had denied to a grand jury that he gave secret government documents to Cham Bers. Nixon told newsmen there May have been justification for not pursuing the committee inquiry while the Hiss Case was in the courts but added that this justification no longer exists. In a one hour speech in the House yesterday Nixon denounced the administration s attitude in the Case and said the Justice department once had considered French bandits Send Back Worth of gems Marseille Jan. Of the Aga Khan s stolen for tune in Worth of up mysteriously on a police station Doorstep last night. French police looking for the last six months for Tommy gunners who held up the mos Lem Leader on a Riviera High Way last aug. 3, found the valuables in a package outside the ninth police brigade station Here after an Anonymous Tele phoned tip off. The police first estimated the find at in value. Three experts hurriedly summoned raised the appraisal to investigators announced no theories As to who tossed the mysterious package. Presumably it came from one of the hold up gang possibly alarmed by a series of arrests recently. Nine men were arrested last week for alleged participation in the daring Highway Holdup in which the fabulously wealthy moslem potentate and his wife lost gems Worth Between 000 and a widespread police search has been underway for other members of the gang believed to have hidden the loot. The police did not immediately announce How much of the jewelry was in the recovered package. A total of 40 pieces had been stolen. Investigating authorities have said they knew the jewels still were in France probably in the hands of a corsican named Paul Leca. A. Nationwide Man Hunt has been underway for Leca. The fabulously wealthy Aga Khan father in Law of film Star Rita Hayworth and his wife the Begum were robbed As they drove away from their Riviera estate near Cannes. Four men. Armed with Tom my guns halted their Automo bile on the open Highway and seized the Begum s jewelry. The couple was Enro Ute to Deauville to visit miss Hay Worth and her husband Prince Aly Khan the Aga Khan s son. Among those arrested was a French citizen of British Parent age George Lindsay Watson whom the police described As the Finger Man in the Case. He has been charged with complicity in police have said they believe two members of the gang were kilted by their confederates. On the paper wrapped pack age was written open Only in presence of m. mar cel Sacotte is the examining magistrate in the Case concern ing the arrested men. The robber at first had buried their loot at a Villa close by the scene of the Holdup at be Cannet near Cannes. Some of the men now in Cus Tody said that for Days after the police were combing bars and waterfront dives from the italian Border to jewels Lay buried in the Garden. Police have said they believe one member of the or his girl Friend were later killed by the gang because be Naneda was too talkative. There has been no confirmation of this however. Boosts must balance cuts solons agree by Francis m. Lemay Washington Jan. House democrats were reported standing firm today behind presi Dent Truman s insistence that any cuts in excise taxes should be balanced by tax boosts elsewhere. Democratic members of the tax drafting House ways and Means committee were said to have agreed on that position in order of prevent the government from losing Revenue through cuts in levies on such things As transportation and amusement tickets Luggage and jewelry. Republicans still kept up press ure for a simple excise repeal the balancing feat ures asked by or. Truman. One gop Effort to push through such a measure failed yesterday. That Effort came As the. House took up a it later a in come lax on part of the s4.500, investment earnings of life insurance companies which were untaxed in 1947, 1948 and 1949. Passage of that measure marked the first congressional action on a part of or. Truman s new tax program. He told Congress Mon Day a tax Law quirk that lets insurance company earnings go untaxed should he removed. When the Bill was brought up. House gop Leader Martin of Massachusetts offered an amendment proposing a excise reduction. It would have halved the 20 per cent retail levies on furs jewelry Luggage and toilet articles and reduced Many others. Iller. Cit l v Lulu lil h a so worker is jobless. In Truman s fair Deal program. The meeting will be a South Ern regional conference of the democratic party similar to recent Unity conferences held Iti the Midwest and far West. The regional conference will pre cede the annual Jefferson Jackson Day dinner of North Carolina democrats. The gathering shapes up As the realest democratic pary get to Jether in state history according o Jonathan Daniels of Raleigh. He s North Carolina s democratic a ional committeeman and general chairman of the conference and Linner. The record goal for fund dinner almost certainly Wilt be topped party officials say. To Date. 77 of he state s 100 counties have raised or bettered their quotas with contributions already totalling 158, last year s diner Drew he previous record. Vice president Alben Barkley vill address the s50-a-Platt Din Ner expected to attract More than 650 party supporters. The Southern regional Confer ence will bring some of the top figures from washing on. Heading the conference rates will be two Cabinet Mem Bers four other High government officials at least three Southern governors and most of North Caro Ina s congressional delegation. All Southern states Are expected o be represented with the Possi ble exception of Louisiana. The conference Wilt open at 10 a. M. Tomorrow in the Hall of the House of representatives at the Capitol. Alf afternoon session will be held at 2 p. M. Cabinet members on the ram will be Charles f. Brannan. Secretary of agriculture and John w. Snyder Secretary of the Ury. Branan is expected to discuss the controversial Brannan farm plan at the afternoon session. Snyder vill speak at a luncheon to be held at the Carolina country club. Other top speakers will include undersecretary of state Jimei e. Webb Secretary of the army Gor Don Gray budget director Frank Pace jr., and Leon Keyserling act ing chairman of the president s Council of economic advisers. is expected to make an important statement on United states foreign policy and Gray a statement on National defence policy. Both will speak at the morn ing sesion at which gov. James e. Folsom of Alabama is expected to preside. Gov. Sid Mcmath of Arkansas is expected to preside at the after noon session during which key Serling is expected to discuss the economic situation of the nation and the South and Pace the ques Tion of government spending gov. Kerr Scott of North Caro Lina also will attend the Confer ence and spokesman Here says tvs. Gordon Browning of Tennes see and boy j. Turner of Oklahoma May attend. Party officials or their represent jives Are expected from Alabama Arkansas Florida Georgia Mississippi North Carolina Oklahoma continued on Page nine thieves raid Swanky Home of Billy Rose new York Jan. Its carted off a Safe and furs and jewelry valued at last night from the fashionable East Side Home of columnist and cafe owner Billy Rose. Police said three men entered the four Story residence while Rose and his wife were away tied up a negro Butler and carried away a Small Safe containing the jewelry. After Rose and his wife the former Eleanor Holm one time swim Champion returned Home a Check disclosed that a number of fur pieces also were taken by the robbers. Rose said the loss might have seen much greater had it not been hat his wife wore much of her jewelry to a play premiere they intended last night. He said the bandits left Undis Turbed a collection of paintings and Worth of an ique Silver. I m glad baby had on her War Saint remarked Rose who said the gems his wife was wearing were Worth about a Quarter million dollars. The stolen Safe was about two eel. Square. Besides the Rose said the in Cash from jewelry and furs bandits took Desser drawer and a .38 Caliper pistol which was presented to him As a gift in fort Worth Texas while he was Stag ing a show there in 1836. Secret service agents break up counterfeit Riff o new York Jan. Cret service agents posing As traders in the bogus Money mar Ket cracked a counterfeit ring in arrested last night and today after their operations were traced from los Angeles to new York where they allegedly planned to put the fake Money in circulation. Today and seized phony bilis. Four men were Southern congressmen too to attend conference at Raleigh Washington Jan. Congressmen from 15 Southern states reported today they Are unable to join in the democratic Southern conference saturday at Raleigh n. C. Democratic National committee readers have been boosting the Raleigh rally at a party Harmony and unification session aimed at closing past splits in party ranks. A Check of available Dixie Law makers however indicated most of hem Are staying away from the session. They said they had not been formally invited or pleaded important business otherwise. Among the 30 Southern Sena ors Only senators Hoey and Gra Lam of North Carolina said they will attend. Similarly Only North Carolina Louse members stood out among state delegations planning to participate. Top leaders in the fair Deal administration of president tru Man Are billed As leaders at the Almelgh session with Jonathan Daniels democratic National com Mittee from North Carolina and ormer White House aide As chair Man. V Many of the southerners con i decl that or. Truman s Blunt re Nark that James of Byrnes can do As he Damn pleases about run Ning for governor of South Caro Lina had cooled any enthusiasm they had for the conference. Others feared that some of the president s controversial civil rights program might crop out even though chairman Daniels said this was not planned. Most outspoken was rep. Hare decl i have no invitation. I would t have gone if i d had one. I Hope 1 Don t get one so that i la be saved the trouble of answering asked whether or. Truman s re Marks about Byrnes former Secre tary of state supreme court jus Tice and senator influenced him Hare replied that s about Byrnes announced candidate for governor of South Carolina is regarded by Many of his former Southern associates in Congress As a leading democratic spokesman for the stale s rights critics of the Truman program. Senator Mayank listed Asna tonal committeeman from South Carolina said Daniels had invited him to attend. I am not Maybank said. I declined when first invited a Good while ago because of the heavy schedule of the Senate Bank ing and currency senator Olin d. Johnston who is seeking re election this year in South Carolina said he would not attend but the president s re Marks about former Secretary of state Byrnes had nothing to do with i was not Johnston explained and i have a speaking engagement at Clover . March of dimes meeting the same night and an engagement to teach sunday school in Clover the following senator Russell of Georgia nor Mally floor Leader for Southern senators when they Battle Elvil rights and related matters said he had not been invited and would not attend in line with his fixed policy of not accepting out of town dates while Congress is in senator Kefauver of Tennessee often ranked As one of the liberals among southerners also said he was not invited and will not at tend. But i think it s a Good Kefauver added Jonathan Daniels is a Good Friend of mine and i m glad they Are holding the senator Mckellar. Also of ten Nessee said i Don t belive been asked to

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