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TELEPHONE Ntwi....................... 35 Bufin«tt ...............692 ESCANABA DAILY PRESS mSM WANT A Di FOR QUICK RESULTS 3rd Year, No. 290 UPPER PENINSULA’S LEADING NEWSPAPER ESTABLISHED MARCH 29 . 190?» ESCANABA, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27. 19Ó2 AHSOf IATKD PRESS NEWS SRRVICK NEA FEATURE SERVICE ★ ★ ★ PRICE SIX CENT* uto Workers Collect Raise; Would Prefer Rollback In Prices DETROIT——A million mem* rs of the CIO United Auto Work- will collect an extra three ents an hour starting March 1 cause of an increase in the gov- rnment’s cost-of-living index. However, union secret a ry-treas-1 jrer Emil Mazey said soon after he index rise was announced in ’ashington yesterday: “Price roll-backs would be in- initely preferable to further wage ncreases growing out of price in- •r eases.” Six In 15 Months The boost of two-tenths of one r cent means that UAW mem- ers working under “escalator .•lause” contracts will get their uxth pay increase in 15 months, te raises total 28 cents. Thousands of salaried workers n auto companies also will get 'ost of living allowances for the ;riod from March 1 to June 1 as result of the index rise. These ange from $120 to $126. Mazey, in his statement, called or stronger controls on prices nd enactment of the Moody- ingell bill that would pay fed- ral unemployment benefits to orkers laid off during the defense hangeover. Many Walk Streets He said members of the UAW ere “fortunate” to have the “par- lal protection" of cost-of-living •ontracts, but added that rising rices are hitting hard against the inemploy ed and those with fixed ncomes. “Thousands of our members are alking the street in search of ork,” Mazey declared, “most of hem are trying to exist on piti- ullv inadequate state unemploy- cnt compensation. Others have already exhausted those benefits and are now compelled to pauperize themselves in order to get a pittance from public welfare. “Those unemployed workers must pay those outrageously high prices. . . The plight of pensioners and others on fixed incomes is second only to that of the unemployed. . Congress must act now to alleviate the hardships brought about by these enormously increased liviing costs.” illing Suspect lain By Posse COLUMBUS. Miss.— <*»)— A ossa hunting the slayer of a vhite plantation owner shot and illed a 39-year-old Negro ex- •onvict near this northeast Mississippi town. Sheriff’s Deputy Tom (¡lover aid Robert Cobb was slWH down s he fired at a group of about ight posse mem be s while he tied ,cross % field yesterday The field 'A as tour miles wrest of the plan- ation where John Allison Ha**dy ‘r. was killed early Tuesday. Hardy, prominent in New Or- eans as well as here, was fatally hot as he sought to stoo an argument at the hoi’se of his Negro ■ook. Sheriff C. F.. Farmer said lie cook told him later Cobb had n en there and declared he would ev er be taken alive. As soon as the death of the f52- ear-old planter was noised bout, between 75 to 100 neighbors assembled at his home and Acre deputized to hunt Cobb. ‘')ther Columbus countians joined he hunt under authority of a Mississippi law which authorizes ny citizen to arrest any person ^nown to be wanted foi a felony. Possemen blocked off an area 5 » several square miles and began o comb it. As several approached clearing, they sighted Cobb tinning across it from conceal* fnent in a wooded area. Glover said they called on Cobb *o halt but the Negro turned and “tired at least twice” before the tins of posse members cut him iown. Dick Takes Trip NILES— UPi —Dick Mack, 11- ear-old son of Mrs. Verna Mack, oarded a train in Battle Creek, ound for Niles. He took a little ap, and awakened in Chicago, here railroad men and police en- ertained him with a tour of the aids and a coke until a return rain took him back home to Niles, nd his distraught mother. Governor Ridicules Tax % % Program Of Legislature Carnival Ends In New Orleans NEW ORLEANS — </P)—1The “widest main street tn the world” was almost empty today as New Orleans marked the end of carnival season with Ash Wednesday observances of the beginning of the 40 fast days of Lent. Thousands who yesterday enjoyed the madness of Mardi Gras wended their quiet ways to church to have their foreheads annointed with the ashes of last Palm Sunday's palms. About 130 worried over police charges tiled against them during yesterday’s tun and and frolic that was replete with parades, dancing, masking and general fun-making. Most of the charges were misdemeanors. Those picked up lor drunkenness were turned loose after about six hours in a police house “cooler.” Police said it was an unusually orderly celebration; usually about 300 persons are arrested on Mardi Gras. Canal Street, which the Chamber of Commerce publicizes as the widest main street in the world, had little traffic. Many ceiebrators slept late; others had already left; shoppers wrere few. Ferguson Teams With Bennett To Aid Iron Mountain WASHINGTON — A*)— Michigan’s Senator Homer Ferguson teamed up with Rep. Bennett (R.-Mich.) and urged that the Iron Mountain, Mich., area be declared a labor surplus district. If Secretary of Labor Tobin agrees to the proposal made yesterday. Iron Mountain firms would be made eligible for preferred treatment in acquiring defense contracts. It would be especially helpful for the Kingsford Chemical Co., which is seeking an army contract for 5.000 wood trailers, Bennett said. The Kingsford plant, formerly run by the Ford Motor Co., has been forced into a partial shutdown, idling 3,500 persons, the Michigan representative added. Washington Misrule Needs Housecleaning, Prexy Stassen Says MILWAUKEE — UP» — The Democratic administration, says Harold E. Stassen, is a “mismanaged Missouri misrule,” and if elected president he promises a “thorough housecleaning” in Washington. “I* would fire 200.000 loafers from the overloaded federal payroll,” Stassen told about 1.000 persons at a Republican rally in suburban Shorewood last night. The University of Pennsylvania president and former Minnesota governor is campaigning for Wisconsin’s 30 delegates to the GOP national convention, to be chosen in the state’s April 1 election. New Levies Hit Consumer, illiams Says ■^1 igan’sl Gov- ! BANDIT NABBED REACHING FOR GUN— John Richard Bayless, center, is handcuffcd by FBI agents after reaching for a pistol following his arrest in New York. He is wanted for the $19.600 robbery of a California bank. He was arrested as he s1rp|>ed off the plane at LaGuardia Airport, less than 15 hours after the robbery. The FBI agent at the left keeps his gun handy in his coat pocket. (NEA Telephoto) Witnesses In Detroit Remain Coy Red Quiz By FELIX B. WOLD DETROIT—i/P—A young factory worker, unwilling witness before1 the House UnAmerican Activities' Committee's inquiry into Michigan' Communism, charged today he was threatened at his job. The accusation came from John Chervenev, 26. who defied a subcommittee as a witness yesterday, refusing to answer questions. Men Carry Rope Cherveney appeared shortly before noon at the federal building, site of the hearing, to say he had been threatened at his work by 12 men. one of whom carried a roj>e. Cherveney said he left the plant, American Metal Products. Inc., after management refused to call police. Sen. Vandenberg Memorial Loses 0 was defeated in the Sen- i of Grand Rapjds. »sterday. then the chambei When Glenn’s name was LANSING—“/Pi—There'll be no monument to the late U. S. Sena- toi Arthur H. Vandenberg voted b.v the economy-minded 1952 Senate. A monument appropriation of 5 ¿ 0,000 ate ye passed a bill designating US-16 from Detroit to Muskegon as the Arthur H Vandenberg Memorial Highway, explaining that it will cost little. Senator Perry W Greene (R- Grand Rapids) said the state treasury was in no condition to finance any monuments, but that the highway designation was "just a slight gesture we can make m honor of a great man.” Senator Harold M. Ryan (D- Detroit) chided the Senate that “naming a street after the Senator is not much of a memorial; in Detroit we change the names of streets every time a new hero comes along.’’ Ryan said the Legislature should name a committee to*study a “fitting” memorial to Vandenberg This was one of a series of sudden dramatic developments as the hearing went into its fourth day. In addition: A Negro minister was denounced by two committee members and his attorney threatened with expulsion from the hearing room. An undercover agent for Michigan State Police testified to spying on Communist activity at Jackson from 1941 to 1948. Teacher Turns I p A "missing” school teacher turned up and said she would testify. The undercover testimony came from Wayne Salisbury, a printer at the Jackson-Citizen Patriot. Salisbury said he had joined the Communist party at the suggestion of state police. Salisbury, reading from a long j statement, said he had gone to state police after certain neighbors. members of the Communist party, had asked him to join the party. • It was then, he said, the police suggested he join the group. The witness told of Communist party meetings, including one at Lansing. Among others attending this meeting, he said, were persons he named as Caspar Kenny, of Flint. A Mr. “Davey” of Grand Rapids, and William Glenn, mentioned, Committee Counsel Frank S. Tavener Jr. disclosed that the committee has been unable to serve a subpena on Glenn. Last week. Glenn's subpoening as a witness was disclosed, but not until today had the committee atl- (Continued on Page 16) Russia Shades U. S. On Plane Production News Hi^hlinhts STORY OF FBI —Rota nans told how federal agency operates. Page 3 ROAD JOBS— -Conti acts award ed by highway department here. Page 2. HARD DRINKERS— Escanaba tops U. P. liquor sales. Page 2- INDIAN LORE— History of U. P. Indians told to historical society. Page 3. STREET IMPROVEMENT — City manager submits plans at Manistique. Page 10. BEAN GROWERS— Lion< to honor 4-H student* 8i Gladstone. Pat« It Taft Favors 3-Year Wait To Start UMT WASHINGTON—uP—S e n a t o r Taft proposed that the start of Universal Military Training be postponed “for about three years.” “I can’t see why we should try to start UMT as long as the draft now is taking most young men for two years active duty,” the Ohio Republican told a reporter. “1 could not vote to do it now.” Other protests were cited by Rep. Short (R-Mo. >, a leading opponent of UMT. Short predicted that northern Democrats from labor and farm districts would help Republicans kill the measure. But Chairman Vinson (D-Ga.) of the House Armed Services Committee continued to predict passage of the bill when it comes to a vote, probably next week. The House is in the second day of debate on the controversial measure to give 18-year-olds six months’ training, followed by TVk years in the reserves. UMT bills before the House and Senate would set up detailed authority for a start of compulsory military training, whenever Congress or the President determined it possible and funds were provided. Some legislators were talking today of introducing a motion to send the UMT measure back to the House Armed Services Committee. If passed, this would kill it for this session, but it would m e a n individual Congressmen would not have to express a direct opinion. UMT is a hot issue, particularly in an electtion year. Rep. Arends of Illinois, the Republican whip, said the bill was “undemocratic, costly, impractical. inequitable and unnecessary." He said instead of bringing an ultimate saving. UMT would “cost the American people at least several billion dollars every year." NEW YORK — (¿P>—How does the United States air force stack up against Russia’s? Air Secretary Thomas K. Finletter, in a speech before the New York Patent Law association last night, had these comments on the subject: Production — Russia is ahead, but the U. S. is catching up. Fighter-bombers — America is ! defenitely ahead. Medium and long range bomb- | ers—The U. S. is “well ahead in j the quality.” Light bombers — the two air forces are about equal. The newest Russian bomber, i known as “type 31”—not as good as our B-36 heavy bomber. Philippine President Gets Powers Triir ned MANILA — (.‘V*—The Philip- pinec House of Representatives voted last night 39 to ’ I to shear President Elpidio Quirino of his emergency powers. The bill now goes to the Senate where it is expected to pa>s. Quirino has threatened a veto unless he is given sufficient emergency power to deal with the Communist-led Huk outbreaks and wit at he called the threat of a world war. Since the republic was set up in 1946, Philippine presidents have been granted extraordinary powers. LANSING — *.<Pi — Michig boiling tax tight today had crnor Williams tuning his war I drums against legislature tax . plans while the legislative mon- | ey committees raised tomahawks j over appropriations for the col- | leges and universities. W'illiams, addressing a fanner audience at Jackson last night, pounded the theme thal the Legislature's “no new taxes” program actually will lead to higher local property taxes and more levies on the articles of daily life. College Funds Slashed The House and Senate appropriations committees indicated there would be little or no money for new buildings at any of the educational institutions, nor money to cover pay raises already granted statfs of the University of Michigan and Michigan State College. Williams said in his speech anyone who calls the legislative i tax program a “no new taxes” i plan “is kidding himself and try- 1 ing to kid you.” He said the Legislature now is 1 considering taking about $18.500,000 away from local governments, which would force higher' local property taxes. He lashed recommendations of a “citizens' advisory committee” to a legislative tax study committee. He hit especially at propo- j sals for a "used car use tax,” a tax on telephone service, a tax on tourist rooms, and a tax on unincorporated business. Treasury Run* Low “Some of these bills I may be compelled to sign.” Williams said. “In order to relieve the state’s terrible financial emergency.” But he argued that the program is “loaded” with new taxes hitting consumers. He recalled that last year Speaker of the House Victor A. Knox (R-Sault Ste. Marie) charged the “baleful influence” of business lobbyists with blocking a corporations profits tax. Williams added the same bill was buried now in a committee “of the same House headed by the same speaker.” The Legislative appropriations committees told President John A Hannah of Michigan State College there probably will be no money for new construction at the tax-supported colleges and institutions, including M.S.C.’s hoped-for new library and animal industries building. They likewise indicated the (Continued on Page 16) Eckerman Citizens Help Boy Who Lost Legs Under Train EC K ERM A N, Mich.—< /Pi—T he good citizens of this Upper Peninsula lumbering town will stage a pulpwood bee March 1 for the benefit of 10-yearold Ken (Buddy) Bailey. The boy lo>t both legs Feb. 14 when he fell under a slow-moving freight train alter hitching a lide. Lumberman Charles Taylor has donated 10 acres of timber live i.iiles west of here. Townspeople plan to cut the timber into pulp wood length and truck it to nearby railroads in one day. The money will go into a “Buddy Bailey Fund” for his education and medical caie. PEKIN BRIDGE STUCK UP— The long span of the Pekin, 111., bridge across the Illinois river dangles at a crazy angle as a result of failure of the machinery after the bridge was raised to let a boat pass through, it is expected that traffic over the span will be held up for a week for repairs. (NEA Telephoto) Churchill Receives Vote Of Confidence Bares A-Bomb Plans I LONDON— »/Pi —Prime Minister Churchill won a House of | Commons confidence vote on his foreign policy last night after asserting his pledge of “prompt, resolute and effective” action in Korea only continued policies set last May bv the Former Labor gov eminent. He disclosed also that the Labor regime of Prime Minister Attlee secretly set up a plant for regular production of atomic ' bombs and had produced an »tom bomb. Bathed By Liberals Churchill won the confidence vote 318 to 285, a margin of 33 votes. Liberal party backing swell- see until his Conservative party 1 ousted the Laborites in last October’s general election. His disclosures brought confusion and anger among the Laborites. This may sharpen the division between such moderate leaders as Attlee and Herbert Morri, son and the Left Wing faction led by former Labor Minister Aneu- j i m Bevan. Secret Pact Denied i Tlie confidence vote caiue on » Labor censure motion accusing j Churchill of making secret military pledges to President Truman. Socialist critics charged these pledges were hinted at when • Churchill promised in a speech to State Building Plans Delayed By Bottleneck LANSING — l/P) — Michigan hospital construction is being delayed by a bottleneck in the State Office of Hospital Survey and Construction, according to | spokesmen of the State Building I Division. They explain it this way: Before last January requests I for the approval of the use of : scarce metals such as steel, copr j per and aluminum in hospital construction were relayed direct I to Washington. “They were very piompt in i replying and in fact fell over j backwards in expediting things,” a spokesman said. “The average wait was a week to 10 days.” The first of the year it was decided that all such requests should be channeled through one state agency—in Michigan the Office of Hospital Survey and Construction. Building Division spokesmen charge that under the new system waits a month or six weeks are common and that some requests put in early in January haven’t even been acknowledged as yet. Some examples of the former | system were given, as follows: Approval was requested for I metals for the Ferris Institute classroom building July 19. Washington gave approval July 27. Approval was asked on metals for remodeling buildings at the Northern Michigan College of Education July 31; approval was received August 10. Approval was asked for the Ionia power plant July 12. It was approved July 18. ed his nominal Conservative edge 1 Congress last month that Britain of 14 votes. 'would take “prompt, resolute and His revelations on Korean poki- effective” action if a Korea truce cv and the atom bomb came, ! were reached, then broken by the Churchill said, from cabinet documents which he had no chance to Brannan Makes Hit With Jury Communists. Churchill denied any secret agreement with the President. He said Attlee’s government reached a secret military understanding with the United States last May to take joint action “outside Korea” if Communist planes badly blasted U. N. forces from Chinese bases. By BURTON THOMPSON DENVER — (iP)—Secretary o< Agriculture Charles Bronnan is believed today to have shattered federal grand jury precedent in three ways here yesterday and Monday. He apparently is the first cabinet member ever to go before a i federal grand jury. Furthermore, the jury gave him permission to tell reporters what he said in part of his testimony. And, near the end o^ his appearance, jury members applauded him. clapping hard enough for the sound to be heard through the thick walls of the meeting room. U. S. Attorney Charles Vigil said the jury granted permission to Brannan to talk obout the session. Questioning by the reporters. somewhat off balance because of the unexpected procedure, developed that Brannan had outlined the general background of J Agriculture Department programs I for storage of farm products bought by the government. Later, the Secretary of Agriculture told reporters that the testimony he described whs given while he was not under oath. Farm Wife Beaten In Lenawee County By Shabby Stranger ADRIAN, Mich. — </P )—A 48- year-old farm woman was se- ; verely beaten by a tall, thin, shabbily-dressed stranger yester- ! day m her isolated home in the \ northwest section of Lenawee j county. • The woman. Mrs. Dorothy Stevens, was reported in “fair” condition in Bixby Hospital here today alter 60 stitches closed the wounds on the back of her head. The victim told sheriff’s officers she was unexplainably struck by the fair-haired stranger after he gained admittance to her home m the afternoon, saying he had been acquainted writh the former residents. After visiting with her. she said, the man struck her from behind Officers said she was hit “six or seven times” with some kind of heavy instrument. The woman’s husband. Harold, discovered her in a semi-conscious state on the floor when he returned from his job in Adrian in late afternoon. Duncan Sisters Stage Comeback By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD — i/P) — The Duncan Sisters, who made and lost millions as “Topsy And Eva.” started another chapter in their fabulous career last night hy staging a comeback. A capacity crowd packed the Saddle and Sirloin restaurant in nearby San Fernando Valley and cheered the old timers. After 45 minutes of their comedy and songs, Rosetta (Topsy) and Vivian (Eva) bowed off in tears. They won't admit their ages— “because if w'e did people would say we’re 12 years older than that.*’ They are reportedly m their late 50’s, but they performed with the zest of starlets. Vivian played the piano and Rosetta, always the comedienne in the act, bounced around and kidded with the audience. At the close, they brought on Vivian’s daughter, a 21-year-old beauty named Evelyne Asther to join I them in their close harmony. The Duncans are resuming their , career after a 10-year lapse. Young Robinson Takec Army Physical Tests HOLLYWOOD —* Pi— Edward G. Robinson Jr., 19-year-old son of the actor, took his pre-induction physical examination yesterday. He will know in a few weeks whether he passed it. The youth was ordered out of his father's house recently after he eloped to Mexico with 21-year- old Francia Chisholm, television actress. His father also stopped his $70 weekly allowance. Weather RABID DOGS SHOT—Detective Cornelius Koyston blasts away with his pistol as a stray dog attempt^ to dodge for cover. Royston and his partner, Detective Sgt Fred Theriac, have killed nine stray dogs since East St. Louis, III , began an anti-rabies drive. Twenty-four rabid dogs have been found in lit. Ck»w County amee H*e Just oi the [year. tN’EA Teieefcoto) Student Gets 15 Years For Dynamiting Home DOTHAN, Ala— P)— An 18- year-old high school student was sentenced to 15 years in prison for dynamiting a rural home. Wilburn Ervin Jr., of nearby Cottonwood pleaded guilty at the start of his trial yesterday. The entence was imposed on agreement of attorneys for both sides. Ei v m prev iously had pleaded innocent to a charge that he set off dynamite vvl ich alnios* demolished the home of Mrs. Bedell Gic at tieai Dothan She and five children were sleeping in the dwelling at the time but all escaped serious injury. Circuit solicitor Keener Baxley quoted Ervin as saying he set off the explosion in an effort to frighten Mrs. Grant into withdrawing a morals charge against a 17-year-old youth accused of moieetmg her young daughter. Reported toy U. S. Weather Burean UPPER MICHIGAN: Considerable cloudiness with no material chance in temperature toniiht and Thursday. Snow flurries Thursday, mostly in extreme north portion. ESCANABA AND VICINITY: Considerable cloudiness tonight and Thursday; no important chance in temperature: low to- nicht *!0*; high Thursday 35* Licht variable winds tonight, be- cominc northeast and east i-1! n.ph. Thursday. Past >4 Hours High Low ESCANABA ........ S5* 20* Low 12 Hours Preceding 7:30 a. m. Alpena 18 Lansing 23 Battle Creek 21 Los Angeles 54 Bismarck 11 Marquette 19 Brownsville 3'J Memphis ... 31 Buffalo .... 24 Miami .57 Cadillac .... 4 Milwaukee . 23 Chicago .... 25 Minneapolis 23 Cincinnati .. 26 New Orleans 37 Cleveland .. 27 New York .. 14 Ft. Worth ,. 38 Omatui ... 28 Denver ........ 33 Phoenix .... 37 Detroit ........ 28 Pittsbursh .. Duluth ........ IS St. Louis ... M Grand Rapids 22 SanFranciseo 81 Houghton 9 S. S. Marie • Jacksonville 38 Traverse City 19 Kansas Citr . ** Weehteglott. « mtt