Zalene Lloyd speaks at NAFWB Woman's Auxiliary Convention on 13 Jul 1953 in Mount Vernon, ILL
TEMPERATURE Saturday: high, 86; low, 55. Sunday: high, 88; low, 60. Last night's low: 55. Noon temperature: 88. MI VERNON REGISTER 1 NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON PARTISAN PAPER WEATHER Partly Cloudy. Little changt in temperature tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight 64. High Tuesday 88. Low Tuesday Tuesday night 66. VOLUME XXXIII — NO. 241 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS — MONDAY, JULY 13, 1953 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER TRIPLE FUNERAL FOR CRASH DEAD RHEE GIVES PROMISE TO BACK TRUCE Pledges Support to Armistice Armistice in Writing; Gets U. S. Promise For Defense Defense If Attacked. By Associated Press SEOUL — A well-informed souce said today President Syng- man Rhee has pledged in writing that South Korea will not obstruct obstruct an armistice and Rhee himself indicated his country has relaxed its demand for unification unification by force. Meanwhile t h e Communists charged at the Panmun.jom truce meeting Monday that Allied planes stafed and"bombed a pri- oner camp north of Pyongyang lost Friday, killing fvie U. N. prisoners prisoners and wounding 15. There was no immediate U. N. reply to the charge. No otlw results of the meeting meeting were announced. Rhee said in a statement that South Korea may change its methods but not its objective of unifying the country. A well-informed source told Associated Press Tokyo Bureau Chief Robem Eunson that President President Eisenhower's special envoy TRUCE POSSIBLES-DULLES By Assc elated Press WASHINGTON — Secre-.... tary of State Dulles told the foreign ministers of Britain and France today that an armistice in the Korean War ''is now posible if the Communists Communists want one." won sweeping concessions from -rtBiwtejr— including the written pledge that South Korea would not obstruct an armistice Rhee reportedly agreed not to free any more prisoners. His order order freeing 27 ,000 POWs held by the Allies last month stalemated the nearly completed negotiations. negotiations. The envoy Assistant' U. S. Secretary Secretary of State Walter S. Robert son, refused to agree to Rhee's demand that the United States walk out of a post-armistice political political conference if it failed to make headway in 90 days on unifying unifying Korea, the source said. In return, Eunson said. Rhee reportedly was assured that the United States would hold another top-level conference with South Korea — after a truce signing — to work out a joint policy and that the United States would defend defend South Korea if it were attacked. attacked. Gets Military Aid These assurances Eunson learned, were in addition to previous previous U S. promises of economic and military aid and efforts to unify Korea peacefully. Optimism for an early truce was strengthened also by an order order of the U. S. Information Service Service dispatching its photographers photographers to the truce conference site at Panmunjom "by Wednesday." The picture was clouded, however, however, by a hostile Communist reaction reaction ot the result of Robertson Robertson 's 12 conferences with Rhee, an reflected by correspondents at Panmunjom and broadcasts by the official Red radio, heard before before Rhee's latest statement. Robertson told newsmen on his 40,000 CHINESE ATTACK ALLIED LINES BAPTIST WOMEN OPEN CONVENTION IN MT._V !L TODAY National Auxiliary Sessions Today, Tuesday ot Mt. V. High School. As Free Will Baptists of many states began gathering here today today for their 17th annual national national convention, the Woman's Auxiliary Auxiliary opened its national meeting meeting at the high school auditorium. auditorium. The women's sessions will be held this afternoon and tonight and all day tomorrow. On Tuesday evening the moderator, moderator, the Rev. E. E. Morris of Oklahoma City, Okla, will officially officially take charge of the convention. convention. Sessions will be held day and evening through Thursday Thursday morning. The program for the Women's Auxiliary convention: Monday Afternoon 1:30 Executive committee meeting. Prayer. Reports: (1) State Field Workers. (2) Executive Secretary Treasurer. Treasurer. Discussions: (1) Reports. (2) Plans for 1954. 4:00 Adjourn. Monday Evening 7:00 Everyone registers. 7:15 Hymn, "Co-Laborers." Invocation, 7:30 Organization of convention. convention. • 1. Seating delegates. 2. Reading minutes. 3. Committees appointed. 7:45 Hymn, "Take My Life and Let It Be." "Good Stewardship Makes Fruitful Servants,' Mrs. Homer Willis, Ky. Prayer. Welcome Address, Mrs. W. Waggoner, 111. Response, Mrs. Lester Jones, Ala. Stewardship Speaks, YPA 's from all States, Mrs. Cleo Purcell, Purcell, leader. Hymn, "More Like the Master." Master." Recognition through awards. Stewardship Challenges, Movie Movie film. Benediction. Tuesday Morning 9:00 "The Missionary Command—Our Command—Our Challenge," Barbara Willey, Cuba. Discovering Who's Who. President's Message, Mrs. H. B. Sloan. 10:00 Fulfilling Our Task, Representatives from each state. 11:00 Hymn. Prayer. Solo, Darlene Bunton, El. "A Lost World—Our Challenge"—Zalene Challenge"—Zalene Lloyd, India. Offering and announcements. Benediction. Tuesday Afternoon 1:30 Let Us Sing! "His Command Stimulates Use of All Talents," Mrs. Edith D. Shiver, Ga. 2:00 Reading minutes. Recognition of WNAC officers. Digest of Field Reports, Mrs. Ralph Stires, Recording Sec'y. Committee reports: Appreciation. Registration. Finance. Resolutions. Nominating. Miscellaneous business Installation. ANGRY ROW IN HEARING OYER POSTAL RATES Two Republican Congressmen Congressmen Try to Halt Plea for Rate Increase. By Associated Press WASHINGTON. — An angry row broke out today over an unsuccessful effort to recess hearings of the House Postofficc Committee before Postmaster General Summerfield could present present his case for proposed postal rate increases. For several minutes the Cabinet Cabinet official and committee members members all talked at once, yelling to be heard above the uproar. Rep. Murray (Tenn), senior Democrat on the committee, declared declared he was "mortified" at such procedure and called the recess movement by Rep. Hagen (R-Minn) and Rep. Gross (R- Iowa)—"the rankest kind of discourtesy discourtesy to a Cabinet member." Rep. Catherine St. George (RNY). (RNY). termed the incident a "disgraceful exhibition." After 20 minutes of confusion, Committee Chairman Rees (R- Kan) restored order and Summerfield Summerfield proceeded with his plea for an annual increase of $240,625,000 $240,625,000 in postal rates to help erase the Postoffice deficit. He has asked for one-cent increases increases in first class and air mail rates, and other boosts for other types of mailing. As Summerfield started his testimony, Hagen, second ranking ranking Republican on the commit- shouted, "I move we recess and go into executive closed session." "Nobody is recognized," Rees replied. «.-But «.-But Hagen shot back: "This is a motion of the highest parliamentary parliamentary order. It is always in order." Rep. Gross (R-Iowa) seconded Hagen 's motion and called for a vote on it. Mrs. St. George insisted that Summerfield proceed. proceed. Rees urged Hagen to withhold withhold his motion. Hagen charged he was getting a "rush act here." Gross protested that what he and Hagen called the unexpected and abrupt scheduling of the hearing — announced only last Friday—was a discourtesy to committee members. "Astronomical" Deficit In his testimony, Summerfield said the postal deficit since 1945 has amounted to the '"astronomical '"astronomical figure of $3,800,000,000. He said the budget left by former former President Truman proposed a deficit this year of 746 million dollars but that the new administration, administration, through economies, has pared this down to 315 million. million. Postal rate increases'of $240 million, he said, would bring the books close to "realistic balance." balance." Concerning his proposal for a four cent stamp on regular first class mail between cities, Summerfield Summerfield said this rate has not been changed since 1932 and "the added cost to the average citizen will be extremely s"mall." Search for Survivors of Lost Plane Carrying 58 Giant Aircraft Flying From Guam to California Goes Down Near Wake Island; Eight Children Among Passengers. Wreckage and Flare. Sighted. HOLD FARMER, HOST TO YOUTHS IN WILD PARTY Elgin Man, 64, Accused of Contributing to Delinquency Delinquency of Minors. Bv /fs. eta ted Pnss HONOLULU—The Navy spurred spurred a massive search today (or survivors of a four-engine airliner airliner which plunged into lonely l"\acifie waters with 58 aboard. A green flare was sighted by a search ship just before midnight Sunday in the general area 350 miles east of Wake Island where the Transoeean Air Lines DC6B was last reported. More than 10 planes converged J on the spot, but the searchers, hampered by pitch darkness and rain squalls, reported no further sightings. The green flare was the type carried in aircraft liferafts. An empty raft and seat cushion were found earlier on oily waters in the same area. Eight Children A hoard The plane, hound from Guam to Oakland. Calif., carried eight children under 10 years old among its 50 passengers and eight crewmen. It disappeared Saturday night on the Wake-to- Honolulu hop. It was the first commercial transpacific plane crash in that section of the Pacific since World War II. The Navy transport Barrett, one of at least 10 ships combing waters where the plane last reported reported its position, found an abandoned life raft and seat cushions it positively identified -.as coming from the liner. Comdr. T. O. Murray, Hawaiian Hawaiian Sea Frontier operations officer and search coordinator, said there is a "good chance there is life around there." "We will continue the search with that in mind as long as necessary," necessary," he said. "There was 'plenty of room on four other life rafts carried by the plane and still unaccounted for." At its height Sunday, the huge" search included more than 20 1 planes and 10 ships. They crisscrossed crisscrossed the uleak Pacific in a desperate race against approaching approaching darkness. Just before dark, the Barrett spotted the inflated life raft, which carried carbon dioxide bottles stamped with the initials "TAL," meaning Transoeean Air Lines, Hear Distress Signal* Earlier, weak distress signals were picked up for two hours in the lonely Wake-Honolulu lane where the plane disappeared. Although the signals were too faint for an accurate bearing, the Navy widened its search to sweep a greater expanse. BIGGEST RED OFFENSIVE IN 2 YEARS Hond-to-Hand Fighting Rages Along Front Held By South Koreans After Heavy Barroqe. Adlai After Brush With Soviets Salem Boy Flies To Rejoin Scouts By Associated Press KANSAS CITY.—Roger Jones By Associated Press ELGIN, 111. — A 64-year-old farmer faced a charge of contributing contributing to the delinquency of minors today after 22 youthful revelers were seized at his home in a post-midnight raid Sunday. Kane county deputies and state police rounded up the group and their host. Louis Koth. at Koth's house seven miles west of Elgin. Three girls and two youths were booked with Kolh for appearance appearance Thursday morning before before County Judge Charles G. Seidel at Geneva. Two of those held were 16- year-old girls charged with delinquency. delinquency. The others, charged with contributing to delinquency of minors are Mrs. Shiiiev Schmidt, 19, Thomas A. Ivn-Nei' By Associated Pi ess SEOUL (Tiirsrias t The Chinese Communists drove up to • I 1 i.OOO men against Allied lines on the Korean East Central Front Monday night in their biggest ol- tensive since 1951, frontline officers officers reported today. The battle opened at 10 p. ni 7 a. m. Monday tCSTl northeast ol Sniper Ridge north of Kunih- wa with tremendous artillery barrages. "There is hand to hand fighting all along our front," said a II. S. adviser to the South Korean division division most heavily engaged. Earlier the Eighth Army had announced two Chinese divisions smashed against the east-central lines, largely manned by Koreans. The Eighth Army said only that "upwards of two divisions were attacking between Sniper's Ridge and the Pukhnn River. This placed the heavy new action action between Kumhwa on the 4 KILLED IN COLLISION, 3 FROM MT. V. Mr. and Mrs. Olin Maxey and His Sister, Mrs. Edna Upcraft, Die Near Belleville. Adliil Stevenson shakes hands with refugee youngsters nt :i camp In Sprnnserstrusse, In British sector of Berlin (July 12). The day before Stevenson was held at gunpoint gunpoint by an Knst Berlin policeman, and told not to move under threat of being shot, l'lrtiirea which Stevenson and his party hud taken were confiscated and all were permitted to return to the West Berlin sector. (AT Wlrephoto via radio from Berlin) 18, and Donald L. Heine, 18, all K en,ral l"™. and Red - heUl of Elgin. The others were re-1 ^urnsong, a distance of about 13 leased. AH of those questioned were ordered by State's Attorney John C. ILriedland to appea^t Thurs;day's Thurs;day's hearing. They ranged in age from 14 to 26. Of the entire group, seven were girls. Friedland said the raid culminated culminated an investigation into 900 CONVICTS HOLD OUT IN PRISON YARD BRITISH CLOSE OFF ISMAILIA ON SUEZ CANAL MRS. ADA THOMAS IS SERIOUSLY HURT New Baden Driver Also Killed. Funeral For Mr. Vernon Victims Here Tuesday Afternoon. miles. Another four Communist battalions battalions were attacking near the Pukhan River itself. II was not known immediately whether the full front was in action. action. II is nearly 20 miles I mm Kumhwa to the Upper Pukhan, scene ol repeated heavy fighting Continue Oregon Mutiny After After Sunday Supper—First Food Since Friday. A tragic head-on collision five miles east of Belleville, 111., at 5:10 p. m. Saturday took the ives of three well known Mt. Vernon residents and a young New Baden, 111. man. Fatally injured were: William Olin Maxey, 58, of 804 north 12th street, shop foreman foreman at the DeWitt-Maxey Motor Co. here for the past 25 years. His wife, Mrs. Goldie Lorraine Maxey, 50. Mrs. Edna Amanda Upcraft, 67, of 800 north 12th street, a sister of Mr. Maxey. John Rousseau Jr., 25, of New Baden. 111. A fourth passenger in the Mt. i Vernon automobile, Mrs.' .Ada I Thomas, 65, of Medford, Oregon, Claim Briton Woi Kidnaped was critically hurt and ww In 1 _ . . . _ ... . - I serious condition at St. Elixa- Bnngt New British- tgyp- \ b eth Hospital in Belleville. She* tion Crisis. \ suffered severe head and. body \ injuries. rowdyism among teen-aged girls in recent weeks, following two reported fights The Red attack was launched last Thursday. BAIN IN OKLAHOMA Bv Associated Pre r i OKLAHOMA CITY — News photographers, assigned last week to shoot pictures illustrating illustrating the state's two-year drought, have given up in frustration. It has been raining intermittently ever since. Battles Eagle On Water Tower Nest in Indiana By Associated Press HOWE. llld. — A steeplejack today told of a battle he had with a mother eagle atop a 110- foot water tower where she had built a nest for her eight eagles. Earl Bowman of Elkhart found the eagles' nest when he went to the top of the tower at Howe Military School to repair a wind- damaged tank room. The 55- year-old steeplejack said the mother eagle and two eaglets, which apparently were hatched some time before the others, attacked attacked him and scratched him with beaks and talons. He drove the mother and two larger birds olf, made Hie necessary necessary repairs and brought six of the eaglets down with him. He fed them a pound of raw hamburger hamburger and turned them over to Frank Test, an Elkhart garage owner, who has a small private 200. ;<l 10:30 p. m. I 7:30 a. m. Monday CST) and built up rapidly in size. The front from Kumhwa runs due east past Sniper Ridge and then cuts sharply northeast to Kumsong where it drops southeast southeast --- making a big bulge or salient in the Chinese lines. Most oi this area WHS won in Gen. .lames A. Van Heel's hig Korean offensive jn the fall of 1951. U. S Sabre jet lighter-bombers lighter-bombers and light bombers apparently detected Red massing movements (hiring daylight Sunday and siammed Ions of explosives into Red lines along the East Central Frnn t. Sabre fighter pilots Sunday scored their biggest MIG victory of July by shooting down seven of the Russian-made fighters. On the ground South Korean infantrymen, in a predawn counterattack counterattack ,won back an outpost northwest of Finger Ridge and scattered a company of Rod troops who had held the East- Central Front position since Friday. Friday. By A '.>.T -;a'pd Pr -is SAL KM. Ore.—Prison officials and sonic 900 convicts remained in virtual deadlock as a revolt I of prisoners went into its fourth day at. the Oregon Penitentiary toda.\. The men, confined to a fenced- in baseball field inside the prison walls, .seemed about to surrender once Sunday night, but turned restless and abusive alter Wardon Wardon Clarence T. Gladden issued soup and bread their first meal since Fridav night By Awrc'eted Press rSMAILIA, Egypt — Machine gun-armed British Tommies cordoned cordoned off the strategic Suez Canal Canal town of Lsmailia today and, ' , ,, . ..Baden and worked at a foundry announced they would search all | jn BeI]evi „ e| was alon€ in hi , car. Mr. and Mrs. Maxey' died instantly from broken necks and Mrs. Upcraft died about one hour after the crash In St. Elizabeth Elizabeth Hospital. Rousseau, who resided In New persons entering or leaving the town until a British airman miss ing since last Thursday turns up. Aimed Egyptian troops at once took up |iosts around all government government buildings in the town, near . Britain's mam Sue/ Canal zone ; N ;un'' , ;;u^ , 'he^-r^ ,, ;:},erUase. but the headquarters of Egypt's Army said they were only "routine patrols" and would "avoid any friction with the British Army." There were no immediate re- Ihe in the soup had been disl rihuled and guards had hoen conducting men lioin the chill outdoors area to the cells Gladden at mice stopped the renins a I ol the men I mm t he field About 1-5 had oeen searched 1 ports of any violence, though and conducted to Ihe cells be lore the hall. Mt. V. Police Open Drive Against Traffic Violators Du Quoin to Get Parking Meters By Associated Press DUQUOIN, 111. The DuQuoin City Council meeting in special session today, adopted an emergency emergency pa iking meter ordinance which, City Atty' M. C. Cook The warden .said there svould be no meals at all for Ihe 9(X) outside and the 100 men now in their cells. Nearls .'iOO in Ihe colls have been l here since Fri- da.s. when they answered Gladden's Gladden's call to give up the result then. Gladden said all would remain remain locked up. Gladden said the remainder svould stay in the baseball field where aimed guards are watching them from the walls — until 'he convicts give assurance there will be no further revolt. The men broke up bleachers on the field to construct windbreaks windbreaks as a chill breeze swept the field Sunday night They also built bonfires with the wood. Guards noted that the men apparently apparently had found a cache of tools under the bleachers, too, for many had axes and picks this crowds of angry Egyptians gathered gathered at the British roadblocks. The British charged the missing missing soldier had been abducted and that they believed at least one Egyptian official had been involved. The Egyptians denied the charge. President Med Naguib summoned summoned his Cabinet into emergency emergency session in Cairo. Reports were current that a state of emergency emergency had been proclaimed in the capital and in lsmailia, but the Army headquarters in Cairo denied this. Naguib emerged from the Cabinet Cabinet meeting for 15 minutes to confer with U. S. Ambassador Jefferson Caffery. The ambassador ambassador said he had talked earlier with Robert Hankey, Britain's acting ambassador. In response to a question as to whether he would use his good offices to try All five persons were trapped in the wreckage. They were taken to Belleville in three ambulances. ambulances. Mrs. Thomas, the former Ada Dedman of Mt. Vernon, is a cousin of Mr.. Maxey and was visifing the Maxeys here. They had been to St. Louis on a shopping trip and were en route home when the tragedy occurred. The Maxey car was headed east and Rousseau was driving west when the head -on collision occurred on a stretch of highway near the radio range of Scott Air Force Base. News of the tragedy was heard in Mt. Vernon Saturday night and came as a shock to the many friends of the Maxeys and Mrs. Upcraft. Triple funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Maxey and Mrs. Up craft will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p. m. at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Bayne Wilson will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The bodies will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 4:00 p. m. today. William Olin Maxey was born March 17, 1895, in Jefferson county, the son of Captain Samuel Samuel T. and Sarah C. (Piercy) Maxey. He was married in April, 1925, in Pinkneyville, to Goldie Blackburn. Blackburn. Mr. Maxev was a veteran of World War 1.