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Racine Journal Times Bulletin (Newspaper) - April 21, 1957, Racine, Wisconsin The Racine journal times vol. 27, no. 52 Racine wis., sunday april 21, 1957 62 pages-5 sections-10 cents report Union asks no record be kept of trial Washington a the. Teamsters Union is reported to have asked that no record be kept of its Al Cio trial on corruption charges. Al Cio sources interpret this to mean that the teamsters Don t want in existence a written transcript which could be subpoenaed by the Senate rackets committee and combed Over for possible new evidence against the Union. It is still not Clear whether the teamsters will Send representatives to defend the Union at the trial scheduled to be held May 6 behind closed doors. Such trials Are customarily held in secret and it is up to the defendant Union whether a record will be kept. Beck disclosures the l /2 million member teamsters organization came under charges from its Parent Al Cio As a result of the see ate committee s disclosures against teamster president Dave Beck and other High officers. The federation has suspended Beck As an Al Cio vice president and Council member an action Beck is contesting and has scheduled a hearing May 20 before the Al Cio executive Council. The federation also has accused the teamsters Union itself of being dominated by corrupt influences. This charge is the basis for the May 6 trial before the Al Cio ethical practices committee. If sustained the charge could Lead to eventual ouster of the Al Cio s largest Union. Meany policy the Al Cio has assured the teamsters no record of the May 6 trial will be kept unless the Union wants one. This it was said is in line with a policy enunciated by George Meany Al Cio president that proceedings against Beck and the teamsters will be conducted impartially in line with past practices. Beck s troubles Stem from his refusal to Tell the Senate investigators under oath about his financial affairs. Outside the hearing he said he borrowed $30,000 to $400,000 of teamster funds for his per Sonal use without paying in Terest but has repaid the Money. Several other High teamster officers Are under indictments. One of these James r. Hoffa Midwest teamster Kingpin and Beck s rival for top leadership has been accused of bribing a Senate investigator to feed Hoffa the committee s secrets. Hoffa s attorneys Are due to file preliminary defense motions in Federal court Here monday. . To resume Israel Aid efforts Washington in the United states is resuming economic and technical Aid to Israel. The Aid is a continuation of the assistance program which the United states Cut off last oct. 29 when israeli forces attacked Egypt. A spokesman for the International cooperation administration which handles american Aid programs said u. Personnel who were withdrawn from Israel last fall have been authorized to police miss joke with Cool Chicks George Jackson told police saturday that he was missing some poultry but those chickens turned out to be real Cool. A Friend of Jackson was questioned by detectives then led them to his refrigerator where three of the chickens were in cold storage. Jackson said 12 of his 15 chickens were missing from a pen at his Home 1805 Racine St., but the others have not been found. The Friend said it was All a joke. Police got the last laugh. They arrested him on a theft charge. Twisters strike parts of Texas Iby the associated press flooding downpours drenched scattered Points in Texas saturday. Tornadoes skipped about in Northwest Texas and a number of farm buildings were destroyed. Rains measuring up to three inches and Hail the size of quarters pounded the Southern Plains. Lubbock Quannah Paducah and Chillicothe All had heavy Hail. Price s an d 1 i a weather Bureau observer and civil de sense director at Paducah said a Tornado roared Down and demolished a six room House and All other buildings on a farm about 14 Miles South of Paducah. No one was reported injured. Thunderstorms rumbled Over Longview and Lufkin. Hail described As Large As Hen eggs fell near Quannah. Up to three inches of rain drenched surrounding Hardeman county. Earlier in the Day a Tornado dipped Down in the Vicinity of Dallas but did no reported damage. One person was dead and one was missing As a result of torrential Rains of up to 9.8 inches fell in the state Friday and saturday. Dozens of other persons were rescued from flood Waters after taking Refuge in Trees and on tops of stranded cars. Highways were closed temporarily in a number of Central Texas areas. Widespread thunderstorm activity broke out across the Ohio Valley into new York state. Dulles to explain opposition to atom test ban Washington in Secretary of state John Foster Dulles saturday invited a japanese Leader to a special sunday meeting at his Home to explain Why the United states opposes Banning atomic weapons tests. The Dulles invitation came As soviet communist party chief Nikita s. Khrushchev proposed that the soviet Union and Japan make a joint Appeal to the United states and Britain for an immediate ban on nuclear weapons tests. It also coincided with a demonstration in Tokyo by 2,000 japanese against tests held by Russia the United states and Britain. The rally was especially aimed at forthcoming British tests at Christmas Island. Russian announcement at the same time a radio Moscow broadcast informed Japan that Russia will continue nuclear weapons tests. Dulles scheduled an appointment at his Washington Home with or. Masatoshi Matsushita president of St. Paul s University in Tokyo. Matsushita is a personal envoy of japanese prime minister Nobusuke Kishi. The Secretary will outline for the japanese Leader the u. Position that it would be Folly to cancel atomic tests until there is some kind of International disarmament agreement. Talked with Pope Matsushita already has talked in Rome with Pope Pius Xii and in London with officials of the British government. The British refused his request to Call off their test of an a bomb at Christmas Island. Khrushchev made his proposal to the japanese ambassador to Moscow. The russian Leader was said to have criticized Japan for failing to support a soviet proposal in the United nations which urged an immediate ban on atomic tests. Khrushchev also was reported to have reiterated Russia s old statement that the soviet Union is ready to Call off its tests but the West refuses to agree to terms that would make this possible. One Book gets too personal St. Louis pan attorney who has been fighting the Battle of the bulge opened a new Telephone directory and found his name listed As Molloy John f Molloy then suggested attorney be designated in some other Way. This Way he said when combined with an fit looks suspiciously like propose easing China embargo journal times photo veterans of 98 get together the 24 Racine area veterans of the Spanish american War marked the 61st anniversary of the Start of the conflict at the annual reunion of the Bancroft Camp saturday night. Among the veterans from left Are Louis Norup William Holzapfel Emil Sommers and Edward j. Miller state commander with mrs. Dorothy r. Chadburn auxiliary president of the Wisconsin department of United Spanish War veterans. The Racine veterans Are an average 80 years old. Fear easter raids Belfast Northern Ireland in More than 17,000 policemen and soldiers were assigned to duty saturday to prevent easter weekend raids by the Irish Republican army. Mayflower ii weighs Anchor stowaway gets Swift heave to Plymouth England my Mayflower ii set sail for America from this English port saturday with 32 modern pilgrims aboard and one stowaway. Bob Lewis 27, a Baker s Salesman with a wife and two children in his Hometown near London was discovered hiding Between decks As the wooden Canada fire causes damage in millions Corner Brook fire in the machine room of boaters pulp and paper Mills limited saturday caused heavy damage. The damage and loss of production was expected to Cost millions of dollars. In this Section local news Page 4 10 Einar 11 late Telegraph news ,3,5,7,8 sailing ship passed Eddystone Lighthouse 14 Miles South of Plymouth. It was the first sensation of the new Mayflower s trip duplicating the voyage of the Pilgrim fathers from England to Plymouth Rock in 1620. The new ship has one big advantage two Way radio communication with ports and other ships. Lewis was manhandled across the deck of Mayflower ii and dropped into a photographers launch Riding alongside. A member of the Crew later threw Down Lewis overcoat and jacket. Easiest thing the bedraggled stowaway was brought Back to Plymouth by the photographers. He told newsmen he arrived Here Only saturday morning and looked Over the Mayflower ii from z Small pleasure boat in the har Bor. Lewis said he telephoned his wife and told her of his plans before returning to the Mayflower. It was the easiest thing in the world to Stow away on that ship he said. Anybody could have done Mayflower ii meanwhile headed out in to the English Channel with out escort but weighted with Good wishes and followed by prayer. The Mayflower was engaged saturday night in a slow and unexciting  struggle against both tide and wind. There was almost no wind but what Little there was being from the Southwest was against the ship. 6-week trip in six weeks if Providence is kind this new 180-ton Square rigger will reach Plymouth mass. There after an exhibition visit to new York she will remain forever a gift of Britain to the people of the United states. The British sponsors of the new Mayflower Hope she will become a Symbol like the statute of Liberty of the old world s affection for the new. Mayflower ii which structurally is a replica of the historic ship in which the Pilgrim fathers ventured to new eng land left Here a minute before 5 o clock in the afternoon and was towed past Drake Island just As the original Mayflower was three centuries ago. A loom for easter this Young new porker admired easter lilies on the Terrace of a Rockefeller Center building while the Spires of St. Patrick s Cathedral towered above fifth ave a in the background. Map wort photo Racine area weather sunday april 21, 1957 partly Cloudy and cooler. High sunday in the Low 60 s. Winds West to northwesterly 10-15 Miles an hour. Outlook for monday considerable Cloudin Ess with showers and seasonable temperatures . Confirms offer to relax Trade barriers Washington Dpi the United states confirmed saturday reports that it has proposed a relaxation of certain controls on Trade with red China and an increase in controls on some Trade with Russia and its european satellites. The double barrelled american proposal was made this week in a series of conferences at the state department with representatives of 14 Allied nations including Britain and Japan. The american proposal also suggested a tightening of measures Britain has used in the past to skirt Allied controls and to increase its Trade with red China. Will discuss modifications a state department spokesman said the United states has informed the 14 nations who have controls on Trade with All communist nations that it is prepared to discuss certain modifications in controls on Trade with communist China. But this government emphasized that it will not change its own policy of no american new York in a hand Trade with communist China some Blond Bachelor who was under the american propos to have been married in three.1 Al certain items for peaceful admits slaying of 2 women Russia again blasts Ike mid East doctrine London up Russia has told the United states the Eisenhower doctrine for the Middle East cannot fail to contribute to a further aggravation of tension in that Moscow radio sunday broadcast a summary of notes foreign minister Andrei Gromyko handed u. S., British and French envoys in Moscow Friday. Weeks saturday confessed the bludgeon slaying of two women who resisted his advances. Police said husky six foot Thomas Joseph Higgins 22, described by friends As a Man with an uncontrollable temper admitted the Hammer slaying three Days ago of attractive Patricia Ruland 19. Then he volunteered in an off hand manner that he had also beaten mrs. Dorothy Campbell 52, to death last january. Thrown from car the Ruland girl had been brutally beaten about the head and thrown from a car. While Higgins was making his confessions his Fiance Elizabeth Tighe was shopping for her Trousseau. When she Learned of Higgins confession miss Tighe became hysterical. Higgins admitted at least seven other attacks on women. Police said he was the Long sought Slapper so described because he hit women with the Palm of his hand while trying to snatch their purses or molest them. Crowd forms use which Are now embargoed would be removed from All controls for shipment to communist China. Certain other items now embargoed for Trade with red China still would be banned and also would be added to Allied lists controlling Trade with Russia and its european satellites. Surveillance controls however instead of being completely barred for trading with Russia and its Eastern satellites As in the Case of red China such items would be subjected to quantitative or surveillance controls. It is in this Way that the United states proposed some increase in controls on Allied Trade with european communist states. Britain has been using the so called exceptions procedure during recent months to increase its Trade with red China. This procedure is used when the exporting country is satisfied that shipment of Trade items on the control list would not contribute to China s military strength. The United crowd formed states has objected to this an angry quickly outside the police station after Higgins confessed. Police moved in to disperse the More than 1,000 shouting persons. A Telephone tipster started police on the Trail of Higgins. A Check revealed that he matched the description of the tall Blond molester. Spring rushes in Mercury goes to 80 shorts and shirt sleeves returned As the Mode of the Day in Racine saturday when the Mercury bowed to popular demand and pulled itself up to 80 degrees the highest it s been since last oct. 17. Lawn Rakers Auto washers golfers and just Plain front porch Sitters All had a Day to their liking. The Weatherman promised no rain today to Dampen easter bonnets but predicted the temperature would climb no higher than the 60s. Joe Louis out Richmond a. Up with one Quick punch someone knocked out the front door Glass and stole 21 Cartons of Cigar ets from the Joe Louis inn. British procedure and now has proposed that its use be curtailed. Minor part this was Only a minor part of the Trade proposal whose Overall effect would permit Britain to increase her Trade with the chinese communists. Officials would not give examples of Trade items involved in saturday s announcement. But it was presumed that items to be taken off of the China list involved such things As automotive equipment Small tractors and other non strategic items. The department s announcement came shortly after Tokyo dispatches quoted japanese sources As saying the United states had agreed to relax the embargo on shipments of goods to communist China. The dispatches said jubilant japanese business and government leaders began preparing for increased Trade with the chinese reds

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