The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on May 31, 1950 · 1
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THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER World-Wide Services of The Associated Press, United Press, International News, New York Times and AP Wirephoto. . Largtst Circulation of Any Cinoinnati Newspaper APRIL, Paid Circulation DAILY: 180,877 SUNDAY: 274,279 TeUphons: PArlcway 2700 ?1 10th YEAR NO. 52 DAILY FINAL EDITION WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1950 26 PAGES FIVE CENTS TODAVS WEATHER CINCINNATI AND VICINITY: Partly Cloudy And Warm With Scattered Showers. Clearing And Mild Tonight Low 58. High 83. nnrvi JVUIM fUl AS R HALTS 500 SPEEDWAY RAG ml WIT MM PARSONS SETS AN Mill. KHSIDEN At 345-Mile Mark. Cincinnati Executive Slips Off Boat, Drowns Winner Hits 124 MPH, Beating 1939 Pace Californian Is In Lead Most Of Way Overcomes Bids l; By Rose And Holland. Indianapolis, May 30 (AP) A deluge that lasted no longer than 60, seconds today endod the scheduled 500-mile automobile race at 345 miles with Johnny Parsons, Van Nuys, Calif., a record-breaking winner. The handsome Sl-year-old ?r-ons, 1949 racing champion of the American Automobile Association, led most of the way despite gallant bids by Mauri Rose, South Bend, lnd., a previous triple winner of the Memorial Day race, and Bill Holland, Beading, Pa., 1919 winner. With the throttle of his little four-cylinder racer pushed down to the floorboard, Parsons established a record speed average of 124.002 miles an hour for the 345 miles. Records were strewn in Parsons' wake from the 50-mile mark on to the sudden finish. At 50 miles he averaged 124.941, and at the 100-mile mark he was speeding at 124.997 to blot out Wilbur Shaw's record performance of 123.441 in 1939. ECLIPSES SHAW'S RECORD. He eclipsed Shaw's record at 150 miles, for which Parsons' average speed was 125.579. At 200 miles Parsons was hitting 126.319 which also erased Shaw's record of 123.381 made in his 1939 triumph. The rainstorm that broke suddenly from one black cloud ended the race in confusion. ; The final order of finish placed Holland in second place, with Rose third. Cecil Green of Houston, Tex., a first-time driver in the race, placed fourth, with Tony Betten-hausen, Tinley Park, 111., fifth. Twenty-three of the original 33-car starting field still were running when the race ended. NO SERIOUS ACCIDENTS. There were no serious accidents although three drivers were involved in minor spins while speeding the banked curves on the north end of the two and one-half mile track. The cars remained in the race with the drivers escaping without a scratch. Rose, who finished fifth in the unofficial standings, added more confusion to the confusing windup by protesting that Green had passed him while the yellow light, warning the drivers to slow their speeds to 90 miles an hour, was lit. Rose posted bond with the AAA in filing the protest. The sudden short deluge, followed uf few minutes later by another downpour, drenched the estimated crowd of 175,000 shirt-sleeved spectators. As the first drops splashed on the track, the spectators began leaving the uncovered grandstand sections to seek shelter elsewhere. $he yellow caution light blazed only for four minutes and 50 seconds before Tommy Milton, chief steward, decided to end the race. PRIZE ABOUT $50,000. ' The amount of money that Parsons will be enriched by this victory will not be known until the drivers' victory dinner tomorrow night. Presumably he will bag around $50,000. Here, concisely, is what happened In the race: Rose led for the first eight laps. Parsons took over and led through the 33d lap. Rose passed Parsons in the 34th lap on the main straightaway but Parsons caught him before they hit the next turn. Parsons held the lead from the 85th through the 104th lap. Rose went in front again on the 105th lap while Parsons was in the pits taking on fuel. A pit stop and a minor fire lost the lead for Rose on the 110th lap, when Holland forged ahead. Holland led from the 111th through the 118th lap, then lost time in the pits, and Parsons was .front man the rest of the way. ;THE WEATHER: ''Cincinnati And Vicinity: Partly cloudy and warm with scattered showers. Clearing and mild tonight. ,Low 58. High 83. Ohio: Scattered showers today. Cooler. K e n t u c ky : Cloudy, scattered showers in East today. Cooler in East. Indiana: Scattered showers today, clearing by this afternoon or tonight. Little change in temperature. High 72-78. of- I Cincinnati Weather Bureau fice reeord for May 30, 1950: Temp. Hum. Prec. 7:30 a. m. 64 85 0 7:30 p. m 71 78 .04 1950. '49.;48.N1. Highest temperature 83 78 78 79 Lowest temperature. 62 52 53 60 precipitation ........04 0 0 .. , River at 7 p. m., 24.2 fett, Tislng. WEATHER MAP ON PAGE 6. ' 1 ' : WINNER BEATING OFF ROSE CHALLENGE SUNNING SELF i ' ir llitlififcii! ' ' ' If Atop Craft Cabin! Cruising With Family, Robert Dickman Dies. Nearly 30,000 On Hand For Memorial Parade; Rites Honor War Dead RECEPTION Is Hot On Return High, At -Asocia'.ca fres. Wuephotnb Johnny Parsons, above, who won the Indianapolis Speedway race yesterday, is shown leading Mauri Rose in top picture. - See Story. Death Toll 504 tor mw nu Count To Rise (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.) At least 504 accidental deaths had been reported Tuesday as the four-day Memorial Day holiday neared its close. The total included a record-breaking total of 315 in traffic, 75 by drowning and 114 in miscellaneous mishaps. With 315 killed in traffic accidents alone, Ned H. Dearborn, President of the National Safety Council, said "slam-bang" driving and "mass indifference" had turned Memorial Day into a "massacre." The council had estimated 290 would be killed in the period from 6 p. m." Friday through midnight Tuesday. Mr. Dearborn said the total set a Memorial Day record before the late homeward bound traffic reached peak proportions. KILLS BROTHER. As Police Drive Up. Four U. S. Soldiers Stoned In Tokyo Memorial Day Row; Jap Reds Subdued By MPs Tokyo, May 30 (AP) Four United States soldiers were stoned today at a Japanese Communist rally. American military police, reacting promptly, arrested eight demonstrators who provoked three other street melees. It was the first Communist violence aimed at U. S. troops. This may be but the preview of bolder attacks on the occupation. Japan's Reds have been criticized by the Coininform for not getting toughen Tho Communists had boasted they would have 100,000 out for the frankly anti-American rally. The turnout was only 5,000 or so. But the crowd made un in toughness for lack of numbers. First, the Communists tried to take over Imperial Plaza during the morning. The police stopped them. The plaza had been reserved by U. S. occupation forces for a Memorial Day ceremony. The Communists, in leaflets, called the reservation of the plaza for U. S. troops "an intentional obstruction and suppression." But the Communists were back this afternoon and were allowed to mass in the downtown plaza. Sanzo Nozaka, one of Japan's leading Reds, stepped to the platform and shouted : "This isn't a parade ground. It's the people's plaza, and we must keep it the people's plaza. We can only do that if the people take over the government." Students in frayed pants and the peaked caps of the universities sang and shouted themselves into a frenzy. The trouble began, said a reliable source, when members of a Communist youth group snatched a notebook from a Japanese plain clothesman. Four U. S. soldiers, there as observers, stepped In. One soldier was struck when he tried to grab the notebook. He struck back. The crowd then threw stones. One soldier was knocked down. The four finally fought clear of the crowd. U. S. military police went looking for the trouble makers. They arrested three Japanese as the crowd entered Hlbaya Park for a second rally. The .three put up a fight Clubs and fists flew. After the three Japanese were led away, another row broke out. A Japanese in a marching column shouted angrily at the line of military police. The MPs pulled him out of the line of march. Other Japanese in the column tried to prevent the arrest. There was more pushing and shouting, but the Americans arrested two more Japanese and then fought out of the angry crowd. Two more Japanese were arrested when a crowd descended on a. police station and demanded release of the six. WifeKilled,HusbandAt Wheel After Trying Suicide In Jail A mother of three children lost her life and three persons were injured in a two-car crash yester- d a y afternoon at Harrison Pk. and Sheed Rd. in Hamilton County. Killed was Mrs. Tola Atkins, who was riding in an automobile be ing driven by her husband, Robert Atkins, 27, 101 Mill St., Harrison, a salesman. 47 1 9 5 0 DEATH TOLL IN COUNTY Alma Archer's Alabaman Fires Rifle Before Eyes Of Officers Attracted By Scuffling On Sbeet. Talladega, Ala., May 30 (AP) One brother shot another to death before the eyes of officers driving up to stop their fighting today. Clifford Singleton, 45, whirled s two bullets from a small rifle struck his body. "He killed me," he cried. Then he fell dying. The other brother, Neal Singleton, 35, ran, with the officers pursuing. He was arrested at his home. Witnesses said both men were intoxicated and got into an argument that developed into a fist fight. They stopped and each returned to his home, and each came back armed, Clifford with a shotgun and Neal with a rifle. Officers saw the brothers scuffling and leaped from the car just as the shots were fired. The younger brother, a parolee from Alabama State Prison, Is being held. 100,000 WORKERS STRIKE. Brussels, Belgium, May 30 (UP) Nearly 100,000 textile workers went on strike in the Flemish part of Belgium today for an 8 per cent wage Increase, 14-DAY ilil : DIET County police were Informed that Atkins, arrested Monday at Harrison and Lafeuille Aves., Westwood, on suspicion of Indecent actions, had been released under $500 bond at 9:15 a. m. yesterday. In his cell at Central Station Monday night, Atkins slashed his throat with a piece of glass broken from his eyeglasses. Police said it was a suicide attempt. He was treated at General Hospital and returned to the cell block. Atkins suffered multiple cuts and bruises in the crash. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where his condition was reported as poor. Those Injured In the second car were the driver, Leo Robinson, 26, 932 Betts St., whose right leg was smashed, and Jeff Anderson, 34, 921 W. Eighth St., who received a possible left leg fracture. They were taken to General Hospital by the Mack Life Squad. Deputies said both cars, bound westward, were speeding "neck and neck" on Harrison Pike, a four-lane highway. At Sheed Road, an unidentified .east-bound motorist forced Robinson's vehicle to sideswipe Atkins's automobile. Both cars were demolished. Death of Mrs. Atkins was the 47th traffic fatality in the county for the year and the second for ths Memorial Day, week end. The firs: fatality was recorded when DonaH Keoler, 18, Tobasco, died of a skull fracture Monday night at General . Hospital. He was injured Sunday night when he leaned out of a friend's car in the 3600-block of Heeking Avenue to whistle at a girl. His head struck a wooden pole. Last year for the identical period the toll stood at 32. Son At Helm, Daughter And Wife Aboard Fatality Is City's Third On Holiday. BY EDWARD BKNTZ. A family boating party on the Ohio River ended in the drowning of Robert H. Dickman, 42 years old, 7548 Kirtley Dr., Kenwood, General Manager of the Alvey-Fcrguson Co., when he slipped from the roof of his 30-foot cabin cruiser as he was sunning himself yesterday. His death was the third fatality in the Greater Cincinnati area over the Memorial Day holiday. Two other victims died in automobile crashes. Mr. Dickman had been cruising with his wife, Mrs. Emma Jane Dickman, and two children, Mary Helen, 13, and Tommy, 8, aboard their craft, the "Rainbow." The family had just finished eating aboard the boat after a water junket of several hours. Mrs. Dickman was seated in the rear reading a newspaper. Her husband had mounted to the top deck for a sun bath. At the helm was the son. WIFE SEES HIM. The boat was in the middle of the swift-rusrrfhg stream opposite Coney Island near Dam 36 when Mrs. Dickman suddenly saw her husband in the water. None of the family witnessed Mr. Dickman's fall, they told Patrolman Bernard Henson and Paul Theobald of Hamilton County Police. Mr. Dickman yelled at his wife, who hurled a seat-cushion life preserver at him. Mr. Dickman lunged toward the flung preserver, but was unable to seize It. He then shouted to have the bout circle back. Mrs. Dickman relayed the order to her son. As the boat was being turned around, Mrs. Dickman saw her husband strike off toward the Kentucky shore, then vanish in the fast current. By the time the boat had been turned around the family could find no trace of the husband. Mrs. Dickman was unable to say how fast the cruiser had been traveling. She told officers that persons on another cruiser in the vicinity had not sighted her husband. BODY ISN'T RECOVERED. Mrs. Dickman then guided the craft back to the Neptune Boat Harbor, R. R. 13, Mt. Washington, and notified Ernest Dunaway, owner of the harbor. Mr. Dunaway called state police and the coast guard. The harbor is three miles from Dam 36. William K. Schneller, Vice Commander of the Coast Guard, said that an investigation would be conducted this morning. He said no attempt had been made to drag the river for the body. The drowning happened at approximately 5:15 p. m. "The river Is at a high level of 26 feet and running so fast that It made it useless to drag for the body," Commander Schneller said. It was believed that the cabin roof had become wet, causing Mr. Dickman to slip. Mrs. Dickman said her husband could swim well enough, but was not considered an expert. The machinery manufacturing executive came to Cincinnati In January of 1936 from Evansville, lnd. Besides his wife- and two children, he is survived by his parents In Evansville. totti.jtWlti ill, f MmJ Gasoline Car Burns With8,000 Gallons; Loss Set At $150,000 North Bay, Ont., May 30 (INS) A tank car filled with 8,000 gallons of gasoline went up In flames today in North Bay and caused property damage estimated at $150,000 Firemen kept the blaze from reaching ten huge storage tanks of the Imperial Oil Company containing 120,000 gallons of gasoline, and thus saved the town of 25,000 from a possible disastrous fire. Eastern Canada was recently the site of two devastating blazes the town of Rimouski being destroyed on May 7, and the community of Cabano being virtually destroyed by fire a few days later. That Really Starts Tomorrow JAPS REPAY TJ. S. LOAN. Washington, May 30 (AP) Japan has repaid In full, with interest, a $26 million loan granted for the purchase of American cotton, the Defense Department announced today. The loan, made last year, was the first under a $150 million revolving fund set up by Congress to enable Japan to buy raw textile fibers. It was repaid with dollars Japan realized by the sale of consumer goods in th world market. City Showered Down By Stubborn Weather Just one shower after another was Cincinnati's weather for the long Memorial Day week end. Not varying a drop from the predictions for the last three days, the Weather' Bureau's forecast for today: Showers and thunderstorms and cloudiness. The high tomorrow was expected to reach 83 degrees, , COME TO THINK OF IT: It's time to start deciding what kind of bathing beauty you're going to be, this summer. Of Hoys From Rally In East Of Jlcrlin. Enquirer (Hfliel Photo. At right, little Elizabeth Anne Nunner, 526 Maple Ave., Newport, Ky., thought her Bix-month-old cat, Prince, would like a parade. So she took him along. BY ANN RUSSELL. Parades and martial music, graveside services and speeches, picnics and celebrations ... a mixture of solemnity and gaiety . . . that was Memorial Day in Greater Cincinnati yesterday. The 82d annuul parade, under the auspices of the Hamilton County Memorial Association through downtown streets yesterday morning, was the big event. Sunny skies and pleasant weather brought .out approximately 80,000 spectators. Swarms of children, eating Ice cream, drinking pop and waving small flags sat and stood on the curbs to watch the parade. And behind them were their parents, grandmothers and grandfathers and aunts and uncles, viewing tho procession of war veterans, school children, police and city officials, Boy Scouts, bands and members of patriotic organizations. It took the nine divisions 55 minutes to move from Eighth and Race Sts., over Sixth Street, down Vine Street and over Fifth Street through Government Square and then up Main Street to the reviewing stand. The parade started promptly at 10 a. m. and was led by a police escort under Lt. Col. William C. Adams, Acting Chjef of Police of Cincinnati, Mayor Albert D. Cash, Francis W. Sanders, Grand Marshal, and his staff, A. Clyde Mundew Jr., President of the Association and a Guard of Honor. Children from nine public schools, headed by the Woodward High School Band, added their own colorful note to the parade. Receiving special recognition were the large number of United Spanish War Veterans, survivors of the war in 1808. Scventy-scven-year-old William E. Gates, 4530 Klrby Ave., was the oldest Spanish War veteran In the formation. Carried in the parade by Boy Scouts were two replicas of the original United States flags bearing the 13 stars, one for each of the 13 colonies. BUSINESS IS GOOD. " Holiday pleasure seekers yesterday had themselves a time at both Coney Island and River Downs. Capacity crowds were reported at both places. More than 18,000 persons, a larger attendance than on Memorial Day last year, were at Coney Island. Included among the groups represented In the parade were the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, Gold Star Mothers and Wives, Rons and Daughters of War Veterans, the Army and Navy Union, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, Sea Bee Veterans and the Red Cross. Memorial services were held at the Central Mound in Sprine Grove under the auspices of the Hamilton County Memorial Association Immediately after the parade. Mr. Mundew was Officer of the Day. Earlier, another memorial service was conducted at Spring Grove under the auspices of the Cincinnati Firemen's Protective Association. Oris E. Hamilton, Safety Director, delivered the address. Virtually every suburb and community had some sort of a memorial service, Including parades, tributes to the dead heroes of this country's wars and the placing of flowers on the graves of veterans. Early morning parades Included those at Marlemont In which a new flng was raised In the village center, one in Millcreek Valley which included services In Rlchardson-Tangeman Park and the Reading Cemetery and at Green-hills where a white stone memorial obelisk was unveiled. Fairmount had a community parade and ceremonies at the Baltimore Pike Cemetery. Clifford Cain was in charge of the Cumminsville Memorial Day program which included a parade and addresses by civic officials. A parade in Westwood formed at Harrison and Boudinot Aves. to go to Memorial Center where a plaque was dedicated to World War II dead. Norwood, Lockland, Glendale, Blue Ash, Cleves, Deer Park and Silverton were other communities which observed the day with fitting tribute to those who gave their lives In the service of their country. Blue Shirts Burned More Trouble Expected With New Group On Way. Helmstedt, Germany, May 31 (Wednes'day)-(AP) Milling thousands of Rcd-hatlnjr residents of Helmstedt fought pro-Communist German youths In the streets last night. The anti-Reds won. Their opponents members of the Communist-controlled Freo German Youth (FDJ) begged for a truce after their blue shirts were ripped from their bjeks and heaped on bonfire's, along with their blue flags. , Thus the violence Berlin escaped in the massive Communist Whltsun rally finally erupted In this British zone town. It was tho first disorder stemming from last Sunday's show of strength by the Communists In Eastern Berlin. Tho trouble began when about 2,000 FDJ members from Western Germany found themselves temporarily marooned here for lack of transportation on their homeward trek from the Berlin rally. With the slogans of their Communist leaders still ringing In their ears, FDJ youths confidently marched from the railway station to restaurants, loudly singing the "Internationale." SINGING, JEERING, JOUSTING. Townspeople, out in droves to witness the Influx of the highly publicized Blueshlrts, responded with "Deutschland Ueber Alles," the for-meer German anthem. The slngln.x changed to jeering then to fist fighting. Battered anil beaten, the out numbered FI1.I members promised to leave their blue shirts behind or aw many of them as they still possessed and get out of town promptly If their opponents would guarantee their safety. No serious Injuries were reported. i For a time Helmstedtera Worked off streets around the main body of FDJ youths In a park near the rail way station. A smaller group of about 40 or 50 were hemmed in a restaurant. Police escorted the group from the restaurant, and the townspeople began to drift away from the park. Then special busses began arriving without notice. There was no Interference as the blue shirts swarmed aboard. The busses took off for various West German cities. Police said they did not know who sent them. Regular trains also helped carry awny FDJ members. Police estimated that by early today the number of blue, shirts had been reduced to fewer than 1,000. BORDER STILL TKNSK. Helmstedt, situated at the border of the British and Russian zones, remained tense, however. An unknown number of other West Zone blue shirts is expected to arrive here today and tomorrow. No one knows how the new arrivals wjll take the news of the beating of their comrades. An unknown number of West Zone youths estimated unofficially at 10,000 went to East Berlin to to take part In the Communist march. They are funneling back to their homes through Helmstedt. Here many of them are stranded for lack of transportation. British authorities said they were trying to arrange for special trains to take care of them. While waiting, the youths tried jauntily to carry on in the same, manner as in the Soviet Zone, but ran Into a hornet's nest of anti-Communist feeling. This feeling was heightened early this month when Moscow announced that all German war prisoners had been repatriated, leaving tens of thousands still unaccounted for. The Communist rally In Berlin it.e!f eemed to be over except for shouts of "victory" on both sides. INSIDE THE ENQUIRER: WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1950. Page 1 Page Amusements 13 Markets 21 Bridge Classified Comics Crossword Editorials Journey's End 21 COLUMNISTS: 21-25 15 8 4 Opinionnaire TV Radio Serial Society Sports Women 13 7 News 11 17-20" s 9-10 Brady Black , Tage Bob Considine Page 4 Joseph Garretson Page 2 George Hamilton Page 5 OUie M. James Page 4 Walter Lippmann Page 4 Mildred Miller Page 10 Westbrook' Pegler Tage 3 Dave Roberts Page 20 Billy Rose . Page 5 Merryle S. Rukeyser Page 4 Dr. T. R. Van Dellen Page 5 Walter. WincheU Pag 5

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