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Daily Times-News, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1950, Burlington, North CarolinaExercise your privilege As a citizen vote tomorrow weather fart la Claudy Aad Lurker warm tool Chat and saturday. The daily time s news for Call advertising 6-4415 general news 6-4417 orm lation 6-4416 managing editor 6-1 vol. 66 no. 71 full Aba service Burlington n. A Friday june 23, 1950 associated press service Price five cents n. Voters to select senator tomorrow Senate Calls service for More testimony career Diplomat accused by Fri of aiding reds by Marvin l. Arrowsmith Washington june investigators decided to question career Diplomat John s. Service publicly today about Fri testimony purport edly showing that he passed secret military data to a defendant in the 1945 amerasian Case. The Senate foreign relations subcommittee looking into the Case reversed an earlier arrange ment to quiz service a state department far Eastern official behind closed doors. The switch on plans it was Learned was the result of a state ment by senator Mccarthy wis giving his version of secret a testimony which tie inquiry com Mittee received last month from Fri agents. Service was called Back to the witness stand today after testify ing under oath last night that never knowingly gave secret Mili tary information to Philip jail a who was editor of the now defunct amerasian Magazine. Service made that assertion after stating that he was unwittingly and innocently involved in Ine amerasian episode which brought discovery by Federal a agents of hundreds of confidential papers in the new York office the mag Azine senator Mccarthy . Has accused service of collaborating with charge which service flatly denied yesterday. T Mccarthy told reporters that Fri agents testimony taken by the Senate inquiry committee at closed sessions last month will show the Fri had a concealed Micro phone in Jall e s room in the hotel Statler in Washington when serv ice and Jaffe met there in May of 1943. Will the Fri testimony show Mccarthy was asked whether service supplied secret military in formation to Mccarthy replied yes it will. It also will show that service was aware that the military information was Mccarthy had no Convent when asked whether he has had a look at the Fri testimony. He is not a member of the inquiry group and was not present when the Fri agents testified. Questioning by the committee s Republican counsel Robert mor Ris brought service s denial that he Ever knowingly handed secret military data to Jaffe. Service said he undoubtedly had discussed the wartime military situation in China with aft a but that he Actu ally had no military secrets to tra it part to the editor. Service Jaffe and four others were arrested in the amerasian Case five years ago. The original charge of conspiracy to commit espionage was reduced later to conspiracy to obtain illegal posses Sion of government documents. A grand jury refused to indict Serwe and he went Back to his state department Job. Jaffe pleaded guilty and was fined continued on Page twelve a Tennessee girl furniture Queen Joanne Pendergrass 19, Cleveland tenn., was elected Queen of the 1950 furniture Mart in Chicago wednesday night. She was chosen Over 15 other finalists by members of the Furni Ture club of America. Joanne is seated beside a miniature Model of the american furniture Mart. A four railroads prepare to halt trains sunday Chicago june of hey will Stop running sunday begins. The Al switchman s Union of North America has set 6 a. M. Local time sunday As the strike hour against these midwestern and Western roads the Chicago Rock Island anal Pacific the Chicago great West Ern the Western Pacific the great Northern and the Denver and Rio Rande Western. All but the great Northern have announced shut Down plans. Presi Dent f. A Gavin of that line said yesterday the Road will do the lest it can to keep running. The switchman seek a 40 hour week with 48 hours pay. A presidential fact finding Board did not recommend granting the request. All peace making moves have been taken under Federal Law. The National railway Media Ion Board worked at heading off he strike but no Progress was reported. No Progress was reported either in the threatened july 15 walk out of the brotherhood of rail Road trainmen and the order of railway conductors. Five big railroads have announced i an expected switchman s strike Navy begins new plans for flush deck aircraft Carrier by Jerry Korn Washington june Navy plans Start building a flush deck aircraft Carrier in 1951 Only a Little smaller than the huge vessel which became a Center of controversy last year after construction on it was halted. A High Navy official confirmed last night that the joint chiefs of staff and Secretary of defense Johnson had Given a go ahead on the new vessels. It will have a run about 25 feet longer than the 986-foot deck on the largest u. S. Carriers now in service. The projected super Carrier which Johnson junked last year after the keel had been Laid would have been it. Long and would have Cost an estimated 000.000. The new Carrier is expected to Cost somewhat less. Johnson s action in ordering Thork stopped on the Carrier unites states raised a storm of protest among Navy officials. Secretary of the Navy John j. Sullivan quit his Job with a denunciation of Johnson. The Carrier Issue later played major role in the Sharp attack launched against Pentagon policies before a congressional committee by a Parade of Navy admirals. Adm. Louis e. Do Felci chief of naval operations was ousted following his participation in the affair. Adm. Forrest p. Sherman who succeeded Denfeld told lawmakers earlier this year that eventually flush deck carriers would be needed to accommodate Large planes. Existing carriers have an Island superstructure rising on one Side of the runway limiting the size of the aircraft which can operate on the deck. The Baltimore Sun said last night that the Navy has been encouraged to seek two of the revolution Ary new vessels next autumn As a result of important economies in other naval it said one might be new and another created from an existing vessel. While Money for a new Carrier presumable would have to be approved by Congress there seems Little question that the lawmakers will look favourably on the protect. Along somewhat similar lines the Senate armed services com Mittee yesterday approved a Navy modernization Bill. Already passed by the House the measure would permit construction of tons of new tons of experimental the con version of an additional tons of existing Craft. A Senate appropriations subcommittee also acte to step up the Navy modernization program yesterday by approving a measure to bring up to Date 10 submarines ill destroyers. Large firms slash costs boost profit Washington june the Federal Reserve Board reported today a few Large companies accounted for the upswing in corporate profits in Early Ber cause they alone were Able to Cut costs. In the june Issue of its monthly bulletin the Board said smaller concerns missed sharing in the Overall profits gain for the reason they have been somewhat less successful in their attempts to re Duce costs in the face of grow ing larger companies have realized substantial operating economies from extensive postwar additions and improvements to Plant and it continued. Hence while corporate profits for first Quarter 1950 were larger in the aggregate than of fourth Quarter 1949, the increase reflects the improved earnings of a few Large companies rather than a general Rise in the earnings of All size classes of the report was issued in the Wake of a decision by the House ways and Means committee to propose a Bill boosting income taxes on concerns with profits above a year reducing the rate on those with lesser net earnings. The Board saw a continued Rise in Industrial production accompanied by moderate increase in pointing to a further expansion in business inventories and in the volume of business credit j this year. Despite the comparatively Low efficiency rating it gave smaller concerns on their Early 1950 show Ings it suggested improvements should be expected. Numerous opportunities exist for further Cost reduction through modernization and improvement of it said. New products and processes Are continually being developed through research on a scale unprecedented in peacetime. To what extent business May initiate further expansion and modernization of their Plant and equip ment will depend in part on their efforts to reduce costs and increase productivity and in part on the de Mand for their products Are serv ices. Long time draft Law is delayed Stop Gap measure continues present act for 15 Days Washington june peacetime draft is sure to last 15 More Days and is just about set to run on for two or three More years. It was due to expire at mid night tonight but Congress moved fast yesterday and approved a Stopgap Bill provid ing a 15-Day Extension. The Stopgap Bill was sped to president Truman for his Signa Ture by voice vote in Hie Senate and by unanimous consent of the House. In Hie meantime the Senate shouted its approval of a three year draft Law _ Extension after compromising one difference and beating Down for a second time racial segregation plan for the armed forces. There remain some differences Between the Senate and House Bills that must be ironed out later. For one thing the House Bill would extend the draft two years not three. In any event the president seemed certain to wind up with something less than his present Broad authority to order the act Ual drafting of men. Under the 1948 selective ser vice act and the 15-Day Extension has authority to order Triduc ions of youth from 19 through ,5 years if this is necessary to keep the armed services at authorized strength. The Power has not been used n recent months because the services depended upon Volun tary enlistments. The Senate armed services com Mittee recommended a three year Extension of this authority Al though the House had voted to Ive Congress alone the Power 3 order actual drafting. A group 01 rep Wiitan Sena ors including tasty of Ohio and in Pierry of Nebraska sought to virile a v Pesiri Cioa into uie Senate Bill. L senior install assistant Gor ii or Leader and a member of the armed services committee proposed that either Congress or the president be Ai owed to order inductions. Chairman Tydings id my of he armed services committee quickly chimed agreement but senator Kern a Ivlow shouted hat was no Concession at senator Gorge to a stepped n to suggest that the president Lave the authority Only when Congress was not meeting but senator Tal t proposed a require ment that the president must ind a National emergency exists i fore doing this. Other senators objected that this would produce a War scare or give the president unintended related Powers and so the provi Sion toned Down to a National necessity senator Russell who lost 42 to 29 an earlier attempt to let any enlisted or draftee re quest service Only with persons of his own offered a modified proposal. It would have required approval by a majority of All men in listing or drafted in three fourths of the states during the next six months or would have been ineffective. The Senate rejected it 45 to 27. Flood brings scene of the sea to form door flood water on the Columbia River brings this unusual scene of the sea to the the door of a farm House near Portland Ore. An Ocean going freighter sails past the flooded farm on her Way out to sea. Actually the ship is following the usual Channel of the River but the Columbia has so overflowed its Banks that the area looks like an Inland sen. A gop chairman supports Mccarthy a t opening of Eastern meeting by James p. Hackett Atlantic City n. J., june National chair Man Guy Gabrielson launched the party s 1950 vote getting Campaign Oday with the assertion that americans wholeheartedly agree with the objectives of senator Joseph Mccarthy of Wisconsin. Gabrielson opened a two Day meeting of Republican leaders from main to Florida. The gather of them behind closed the first of three shirt sleeve organizational meetings aimed at getting out the Republican vote this fall. Mccarthy who has charged the state department is communist infiltrated has received great sup port in the country Gabrielson told newsmen before he meeting convened. From my he said the rent of opinion is that the people wholeheartedly agree with the objectives Mccarthy is after and he Las cast doubt on whether the government has Tome clean with trying to rid itself of it was the first time Gabrielson had voiced his opinion on the lation s reaction to Mccarthy s charges. I Don t the gop chair person is close enough to know or care about the methods employed 3y certainly his of cd tics have received great sup 5ort in the country j Gabrielson made no comment on news expressed wednesday by j gov. Alfred e. Driscoll of new i Jersey who wired him to say i i cannot condone methods that in the name of patriotism May con-1 tribute to he destruction of Ouri form of j a spokesman for the National committee said neither this meet ing nor the ones scheduled for Salt Lake City july 31-aug. 1, and for Chicago in mid soul Ember could be classified As action conferences. He said the meetings Are intended for the Exchange of ideas on How to bring a Republican Vic tory in november. To gain control of both houses of Congress the republicans must retain the seats they now have and add at least seven senators and 47 representatives. Gabrielson said he Felt the parly would win six. Possibly nine sen killed in wreck Raleigh june James Hedgecock 38, of route 1, Kernersville was killed last night in an Accident in High Point the motor vehicles department reported today. The department said Hedgecock negro taken to prison for Safe keeping Raleigh. N. C., june 37-year-old negro was in Central prison today in connection with the rape slaying of a Sampson Bounty woman a week ago. Assistant prison Warden Bruce Poole said the Man John Henry Rogers was brought Here around Midnight last night by sheriff Perry b. Lockerman for Safe earlier last night in a preliminary hearing at Clinton Magist rate Paul m. Grumpier ordered Rogers bound Over without Bond j the August term of Sampson Bounty Superior court. Sheriff Lockerman said prints of a Bare foot in the store which he woman mrs. L. B. Kornegay of the Sutton town Community was lending alone the Day of tie crime led to charges against Rogers. The foot prints in the store lie said checked with those of Rogers a to had been held in custody since sunday with numerous other suspects in. The Case. The sheriff added that Rogers who lived a mile away from where the body was found near the store neither denied nor admitted the charges. One of the biggest manhunt n the county s history was launched late last thursday after the ate seals. He broke the six Down to two in Connecticut and one each in Pennsylvania. Illinois Idaho and Utah. He said tie parly had Good Chance in California for one Seal and stands a Chance for one in new York and the republicans should win minimum of 30 new seals in the House. Gabrielson said. He Quali fied that statement by saying a Complete Survey had not yet been made of the parly s chances to capture control of tile House. Driving a motorcycle was killed Semi nude body of mrs. Kornegay when the motorcycle collided with was found in a Patch of Woods a truck. About 200 Yards from the store. Removal of prison system from High Ivay commission to be Issue this is the fifth and last of a series of stories on the report of an expert who made a study of North Carolina s prison system i by Noel Raleigh n. A. June although a prison expert made scores of suggestions for improving North Carolina s prison system the major change he advocated was removal of the prison system from control of the state Highway commission. Or. Austin h. Maccormick who was hired by the prison advisory Council to study the prison setup said the prisons should be operated by a new state department of correction with rehabilitation As its major objective. His proposal is almost sure to be a major topic of Debaie during the 1051 session of the legislature. North Carolina is sacrificing Long Range gains for whorl Range earning by making the chief function of its prison department the maintenance of highways rather than the rehabilitation of As Many offenders As wrote or. Maccormick. He proposed the creation of a Board of correction to consist of seven members appointed by the governor for terms of six years staggered so that All terms would not expire during one administration. This Board would determine major policies and appoint a Dir Ector who would be the chief administrative officer of the system and it would approve appointment of key personnel under the director. Under the director Maccormick to operate a re habilitation program. Maccormick said that even if the prison department is not re moved from the Highway com Mission the rehabilitation program and other reforms should he under taken. Maccormick also tackled the thorny problem of financing the program he prison suggested should be an assistant Dupar Lenl now has a Husset of director who would be m charge about a year which it of finances and an assistant i gets from he Highway Pommiss Rector who would be in charge Ion the commission gets Abor on of finances and an assistant i the roads by prisoners in return Rector for general supervision of the of correction All those activities that Are direct Maccormick said should continue de toward the rehabilitation of the prisoners and have a direct Bear ing on their morale and other key personnel would in clude a chief medical officer a chief chaplain and supervisors of classification education and Voca Tion training social services personnel training Road Camps farms and industries. He recommended taking the department out of politics by appoint ing career men to key posts and protecting other personnel under the Merit system. Salary increases and improved working conditions were suggested to obtain the Type of guards and to make available to the Highway commission a substantial number of prisoners for Road work. These would include Misdemeanour prisoners serving Short terms and Many felony prisoners not calculated to respond to a rehabilitation program the Highway commission payment of per Day for each prisoner working on the roads should be increased to per Day. Also in order to make financial ends meet Maccormick suggested a greatly expended prison industries program an expanded farm continued on i age 2-Aj state police stand guard at Enka Plant Morristown tenn., june Highway patrol men can guard the bloody strike scene at tie american Enka corporation Rayon Plant near Here without calling fur Nali Omil guard Aid the slate safely commissioner decided today. Commissioner Sam k. Neal said Loday lie has decided against ask ing gov. Gordon Browning to Send National guardsmen Here. Neats decision awaited since an outbreak of gunfire wounded four men yesterday came after hours of investigation which car ried far into the night. Neal said he will keep enough state Highway patrolmen Here to prevent recurrence of violence. Gov. Browning has indicated in will follow s recommendation in the Enka strike. He and adj. Gen. Sam to Wallace came Here yesterday with 75 Highway patrolmen to restore order. Browning returning last night Tom Washington said he would await word from Neal and Wai lace before deciding whether guards Man Are needed. All but eight or nine of the nearly 100 men and women picked up for questioning after the gun lire erupted Early yesterday were released during the night said Neal. Neal said he expects charges to he placed against others in connection with the siege the strike Ridden Plant Cio textile workers Union a 13-week old strike by the . Textile workers Union has spawned repeated violent Inci dents since the Plant reopened for production late in May. The outbreaks reached a new height with the latest incidents which began with minutes of gunfire at the Early morning shift change yesterday. Four men were wounded. Socialist parly poses threat to French regime Paris june socialist party threatened today to topple the Middle of the Road government of Premier Georges Bidault unless he makes a proposal which will satisfy their demands on the wage raise Issue. The socialists announced they would vote against Bidault Tomor Row on a Confidence motion if they Sull Are dissatisfied. The government of the popular Republican movement loader cannot stand if the socialists oppose it in such a Vole. With frence Doop in negotiations o merge West Europe s Coal and steel under International control the Assembly convenes for the critical vote tomorrow on Bidawit s request. Graham and Smith close final drive number of Voles in second ballot expect pc to drop Raleigh june North Carolina s demo cratic senatorial candidates today pitched into their final appeals to the voters who will choose Between them. For i hours tomorrow a. In. To p. M. Voters in precincts will have their say on whether senator Frank Graham or Wil Lis Smith Raleigh attorney will get the nomination in North Carolina the demo cratic nomination assures elec Tion. Graham who yesterday completed our Days of personal campaigning in Eastern North Caro Lina is turning to populous Guil Ford county for his Campaign Windup. His schedule today Calls for 11 i handshaking and speech making at 16 stops. The tour will close out with a rally tonight in the Guilford county courthouse at Greensboro. The senator also will be heard tonight in a Victory round up broadcast from Raleigh of. Smith planned to make his Clos ing speech at a rally tonight in the awake comity courthouse in Home. Some observers Are expecting another big vote tomorrow Al though not for anything like the record 618.000 votes cast in the first primary on May 27. Graham received of those votes about 5.600 Short of a majority in the Field of four candidates. Smith who ran second 250.222 vots announced on june 7 he was exercising his right to Call for a Runoff primary. At stake is the four year remainder of the term of the late senator j. Mel Ville Broughton. Bitter Campaign the second Campaign has been hard fought and bitter. Top Billing has gone to the race Issue. Smith and his supporters have sounded Call for a vote for real South Ern and hammered at proposed Fec legislation. They also have denounced what they termed bloc voting against Smith on May 27 in a half dozen pre dominantly negro precincts. Some Graham supporters led governor Scott have thrown a Republican Label at Smith for his attacks on what he called Truman socialism. Scott who appointed Graham to the Senate in March 1949, campaigned actively for his Man in the second primary As he did in the first. The governor also termed injection of the race Issue into the Campaign an insult to the intelligence of North carolinians. Graham who concentrated on handshaking Tours in the second Campaign stressed that he opposes Federal compulsion in race relations and that he believes it would not be Wise to end segregation in our Public he reiterated opposition to Fec. Other races obscured by tie intense interest in the estate race Are a congressional Runoff and Renoit for legislative and local posts in 45 of the state s 100 counties. The congressional race is be tween state Hep. Woodrow a Jones of Rutherfordton and Charles e. Hamilton of Gastonia who emerged one two in a four Man race on May 27. They Are seeking nomination to the Leat which rep. A. L. Bulwinkle is vacating by retirement at the end of the year. In a radio speech last night Smith said the race Issue was brought into politics by president Truman. My most bitter and alarmed critics say that 1 am injecting the Issue into the he declared. Nothing could be fur ther from the he continued race feeling was stirred by the 1947 report of the president s committee on civil rights of which or. Graham was a member. X x x the race Issue was tossed into the political Field when president Truman sponsored a Bill in con Gress providing for Fec. The race Issue was fanned by the negroes themselves when in the last primary they cast a practically bloc negro my opponent x x x 1 Graham Tours East Graham s Eastern swing yester Day included stops at Wilson Kin Ston Rocky mount Snow Hill la Grande. Goldsboro. Tarboro Mac cles Fielli and Nashville. supports referred to statements by some of his of continued on Page l Welc a

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