Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 15, 1951 · Page 1
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Friday, June 15, 1951
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Thursday—high, 83; low, 58. Last night's low—61. Airport noon temperature-82. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER Wfl4Tll«l|., SOUTHERN ILLINOIS^ f*iw cloudy with $coH«r«d tlwwN showers tonight and •ddy urday ond again Sotu ofternoon or night. Not change In temperoturc. tonight 60-65. High SertU*«* day, 80-85. , VOLUME XXXI —NO. 219 MOUNT VERNON^ ILLINOIS — FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1951 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER FRESH ENEMY TROOPS IN EAST KOREA STAR-TIMES IS BOUGHT BY ST. L. POST Star-Times Ceases Publi> cation, Leaving Only Morning and Evening Dailies in Si. Louis. BLAME 5 YEARS OF RISING COSTS Sale Made Because of Financial Necessity, Says Publisher; 575 Employes Out of Jobs. FORTY TRAPPED IK RURNING BUILDING By Associated Press MONTREAL, June 15.—Forty persons were reported trapped and at least two died today in a raging fire at the Roman Catholic St. Cunegonde home for the aged and orphans here. Some 200 children, apparently all the children who had been housed in the building, were led to safety by nuns, but a number of aged persons mostly women, were still on the upper floors of the stone and vvooden five-story structure more than an hour after the blaze broke out. Within two hours firemen brought the blaze under control but clouds of smoke still rolled from the building, a landmark at Atwater Avenue and Delisle streets in midtown-Montreal, and flames still could be seen on several floors. About a dozen of the aged persons living in the building were blind. The fire is believed to have started in an elevator shaft. FEARED U. S. WOULD 0. K. RED CHINA Johnson Afraid of Chinese Reds in U. N., He Tells Senators. Lauds Mac's Inchon Landing. JOHNSON TESTIFliS DR. C. J. POOLE HONORED HERE BY FELLOW DOCTORS By Asiociated Prosj ST. LOUIS. June ITx — The Pulitzer-owned Posi-Dispaich has bought The Star-Times, St. Louis' only other afternoon newspaper. An announcement by Elzey Roberts, publisher of the Star- Times, said that paper will cease publication after today's issue. The price involved in the transaction was not disclosed. The sale leaves St. Louis with two major dailies—The Post-Dispatch and the Globe-Democrat, a morning paper. Daily circultion of the Post- Dispatch is listed as 290,052, that of the Star-Times, as 179,803 and the Globe-Democrat at 282,611. Roberts said the Star-Times was sold through financial necessity. "The year 1951 marks the fifth consecutive year during whicli ever-mounding labor and material costs have risen faster than the incce^sed rp\',<>nues nesessavy to meet them," the" announcement stated. Roberts said (he Star-Times Publishing Co., of which he ia president, retails and will continue to operate radio station KXOK and affiliated radio enterprises in the Star-Times building, which is four blocks north of the Post- Dispatch. The editor of the Post-Dispatch, owned by the Pulitzer Publishing Co., is Joseph Pulitzer, son of the founder. In the absence of Pulitzer, who is in Canada, Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., associate editor, issued this statement. "In the conduct of the enlarged St. Louis Post-Dispatch, we of this newspaper are determined to win the confidence and the respect of the many local readers of the Post-Dispatch. I am confident we will so do." > Founded In 1884 The Star-Times goes l^ack to the St. Louis Sunday Sayings, which appeared May 4, 1884. Sunday Sayings became the Evening Star-Saying four years later. After a period as the Star-Chronicle, beginning in 1906. it reappeared in 1912 .as The Star, under ownership of John C. Roberts. It became the Star-Times in 1932, after its purchase of the St. Louis Times. I The Post-Dispatch was founded Dec. i2, 1878, by the late Joseph Pulitzer. He invested $2,500 in the paper and set aside $2,700 for running expenses. He had been told that with this sum he could keep the paper going 17 weeks. Before the money was exhausted the paper was on a paying basis. Pulitzer, who established the Pulitzer prizes in journalism, bought the New York World in 1883 but that paper was sold in I 1931. Pulitzer died in 1911. Terminal Pay Plan Roberts said provisions have been made by the Star-Times to carry out the termination provisions of all of our union labor contracts. "Funds have been set aside to call all of the outstanding second preferred stock," he added. "This stock was given in payment of the old St. Louis Time. I "A further fund has l^eon sot Aside to buy at par all of the first preferred stock now in the hands of Star-Times employes. "Employes not covered by term- inational contracts will be fairly treated and every effort will be made to help solve Individual situations. "We leave the newspaper publishing field with great regret. . Selected features from the Siar- Tim,es will appear in the Post- i* Dispatch beginning Monday. The Post-Dispatch already uses all of the wire news services, including the Associated Press, that were available to the Star-Times. The Star-Times employs 575 persons. Only a few knew they were out of jobs before the formal announcement was made this morning. Total personnel includes 275 office and news workers and 300 mechanical. Looking^ for Jobs Managing Editor Norman E. W Isaacs, 43, said he and the other employes are "free agents looking for .jobs." SThere will be no change in the name of the Po,st-Dispatch. Retired Physician Inducted Into 50 Year Club of Medical Society. Dr. C. J. Poole, 77-year-old retired Mt. Vernon physician, was honored by fellow doctors last evening at a staff meeting at Good Samaritan Hospital. Says We Could Lick Reds Now By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 15 Louis Johnson today agreec with Senator Morse (R-Ore.) that "we could lick Russia right now if she wanted to pick a fight with us." Johnson, former Secretary of Defense, declared he believes war with Russia is not inevitable, and added; "I do not think that Russia is ready for war, although a pistol shot might start one." NAVY PLANE CRASHES; SEVEN FLIE^ KILLED Patrol Ship Falls and Burns in Florida Marshland. Dr. C. J. Poole Dr. Poole was formally inducted into the "Fifty Year Club" of the Illinois State Medical Society. He was presented with the certificate and lapel button, to which all members are entitled, by Dr. Andy Hall, chairman of the Fifty Year Society. The Fifty Year Club was organized in 1938 by the state medical society and since then more than 700 certificates have been issued. At the present time only 400 out of 12,000 physicians in Illinois are eligible for club membership. Dr. Poole, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Will Poole of Mt. Vernon, was born in Wayne county out has spent most of his years in this city. He attended the public schools here and was graduated in medicine from the Barnes Medical School in St. Louis, Mo. He first located in Scheller, but later began the practice of medicine in Mt. Vernon. For many years he was surgeon for the Mt. Vernon Car Mfg. Co. He volunteered and served in the Spanish-American War in the hospital corps and went with the Army to Cuba, where he spent four months near Havana. When the first World War was declared he again volunteered. He served, as a Major, with the U. S. Army until the close of that war. Due to impaired health, he retired from active practice about four years ago and has been .spending the winter months in Tucson, Arizona. . By Associated Preals JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 15. ^A twin-engine Navy patrol plane crashed and burned in a marshland yesterday. Seven crewmen were killed and two were injured. The craft, on a training flight, fell a mile and a half from an auxiliary field along the St. Johns River betv.'een here and Green Cove Springs. The Navy said there was nothing to indicate the cause of the crash. A witness said the ship's wheels were down as if it were coming in for a landing. It had reported no trouble. The nine aboard were part of a squadron called to active duty from the reserve here about three months ago. The dead were mostly east coast airmen. Can Enlist Here After Physical Exams Are Taken Selective Service registrants who have received their call for pre-induction physical examinations and who have completed their pre-induction physical exams may now enlist in the Regular Army or Regular Air Force, it was announced today at the local recruiting station. The policy, which became effective last midnight, will be in effect for 30 days only. Any further information may be obtained by calling or dropping in at the nearest U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force recruiting station. New Safety Cars In Du Quoin Mine Bv Associated Press DU QUOIN, III, June 15.—Some Du Quoin miners rode to their jobs today in new type all steel cars designed for their underground safety. The vehicles, called Man-trip cars, have steel tops to protect riders from any coal or rock falls. They are used to convey miners from the bottom of the mine shaft to their working places. Six cars were installed at a cost of $10,000 by the Union Colliery Coal Company of St. Louis in its new Kathleen slope mine. BROADCAST FROM MOSCOW IS HEARD AT MT. VERNON HOME Herbert G. Downey of 418 south 20th street, was reading The Register-News last night and noticed that Russia is throwing a stepped-up i-opaganda radio voice into the midwestern United States. So he switched his radio to the short wave band. Immediately he received an English language propaganda broadcast direct from Moscow. He kept the statiton for a half hour, then listened to Sofia, Bulgaria station for another half hour. The volume was so great and the station so clear, Downey said, that he didn't have to touch the dial at any time to keep reception. It was definitely a "propaganda" broadcast, he reported. After ten minutes of music, the announcer described how Russian children are enjoying free summer health camps, with the cost being paid from trade union funds. The announcer then read excerpts from American newspapers and magzaincs, naming the papers and date of publication, and attacking the truth of the article;. He also read alleged letters from American Gl's in Korea to the home folks in America, giving the names of the soldiers and their parents. All the letters, Downey reported, contained "gripes" about Korea and the war. Attesting to the fact that Russia is throwing a stronger radio voice into America is the fact that Mr. Downey's radio is the usual home-type radio, with "^gular U. S. stations plus a short wave band. By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 15—Louis Johnson testified today that as Secretary of Defense he feared the United States was moving toward recognition of Red China. Johnson told the Senate's MacArthur inquiry that he "never knew of any decision by the State Department, despite the British talk and the British recognition, for us to recognize." Then he added: But because of the things that were said in those days, I feared that wo would not oppose their becoming a member of the United Nations, and then we would have to recognize them. "We of the military particularly worried about it because it meant another vote on the (United Nations) Security Council antagonistic to the fundamnental interests of the United States and for Communism." Johnson was dismissed from the defense post last September. His exit from President Truman's cabinet is widely reputed to have resulted in part from his differences with Secretary of State Acheson. Mac Planned Inchon Johnson also told the senators: 1. Gen. Douglas MacArthur took responsibility and carried out the Inchon landing in Korea despite misgivings by the U. S. joint chiefs of staff. He said the JCS gave MacArthur a chance to call it off a week before it was launch- 2.' He regard as a "false document" the State Department memorandum of Dec. 23, 1949 which forecast the fall of Nationalist-held Formosa to the Communists and instructed employes to discount the strategic value of the island. 3. He asked the joint chiefs of staff to review the question of sending a mlitary inquiry mission to Formosa in 1949 after a decision first in favor of it, and later against it. The Inchon landing was a sea movement of troops up the west coast of Korea last September. It proved to be a brilliant stroke, bypassing the bulk of North Korean troops that had advanced far into South Korea. MacArthur's forces plunged on toward the Manchurian border, and later the Chinese Reds poured across, entered the fighting in force, and created what MacArthur called a new war. Brilliant Maneuver Johnson discussed the Inchon landing in an exchange of questions with Senator Knowland (R- Calif) and gave this personal estimate of the maneuver: "When the history of this generation and of this war is written, there is nothing that was more brilliant in its conception and execution—with even the weather and fates playing with us—than the Inchon landing. Beautifully done." Before Johnson returned to the witness chair, senators Brewster (R-Me) and Cain (R-Wash) told reporters they wanted to dig further into the former cabinet member's differences with Secretary of State Acheson. Acheson Promotion Brewster said Johnson's initial testimony yesterday showed "the Korean war is an Acheson-Truman promotion," and he added: "The military leaders did not advise it^—Johnson said "concur" in it was too strong—and they did not opixise. He also testified that there was no estimate of our military requirements at the time Secretary of State Acheson and President Truman decided to go into Korea." Cain noted that at one point Johnson told the committees yesterday Acheson seemed to want "nothing to do with the Chinese Nationalists." Cain said that appeared to be "a direct contradiction" of Acheson's previous testimony the State Department had always supported the Nationalists. Chairman Russell said he expected the committees to complete the question of Johnson this forenoon and then recess until Monday when W. Averell Harriman, foreign affairs adviser to President Truman is due to testify. Former Defense Secretary Louis Johnson waves a finger as he takes the witness stand at Washington (June 14) before combined Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees to testify about U.S. Far East policy and military operations surrounding the dismissal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur as overall commander. — (AP WIrephoto) SAYS COMMUNISTS PLAN TOCONQUERTHE WORLD Prominent European Back From Canton, China, Quotes Reds as Saying They Aren't Afraid of the Atornic Bomb. Says Ch'mese Prepare Troops and Planes for War. Five-Day Forecast Extended five day forecasts for Illinois: Temperatures will average normal to 3 degrees below. Normal maximum 82 north to 86 .south, normal minimum 58 north to 63 south. Slight warming east portion Saturday then cooling through area Saturday night and Sunday. Little change thereafter. Precipitation will p.vorage 'L- inch except locally amounts up to 1 inch occuring as showers Friday night and Saturday and again Tuesday or Werinesday By STANLEY RICH AP Staff Writer HONG KONG, June 15. — A prominent European, just arrived after five, years in Canton, said today Chinese communists told him: "We 're not afraid of the atom bomb. We 're going to lick the American army rnd then, with Russia, we're going to conquer the world in two years." That, said the European, was last fall and he was puzzled. Three weeks later the Chinese Reds interve; ed in the Korean war. The European asked not to be named because his agency still operates in Red China. His official, duties gave him almost daily contact with the highest Red officials. He continued; "All avidence in Canton is that the Reds really are preparing for war. Since February the number of troops has been growing daily, and they train daily within the ciiy. Planes Up All Day "Planes fly over the city all day long. They used to appear in twos and threes, but now they fly in groups of eight or ten. "At lease several hundred Russians are in Canton. "Most of them are air force officers, they don't wear uniforms, but they are no longer quiet about what they are doing." The informant said the people think the Chinese are winning in Korea, since officials release good news or none at all. The European declared the west's only hope of preventing world war is to "find a way of smashing communism before China's youth is completely sold. "Two more years and it will be too late," he asserted. Firemen's Pay Hike Is Killed By Associated Press SPRINGFIELD. 111., June 15. — In a move to trim its crowded work shec:, the Illinois House by a single strnko today killed about 200 bills still in oommittees. The action a customary pio- cedute near the r-nc] of the legislature's six month session, applied to House bills in committees except appropriation measures. Among the bills which died wei-e those proposing a single primary ballot, higher minimum salaries for downstate firemen, an evaluating committee to reviev.^ textbooks for subversive literature, and outlawing dissemination of horse race information. Jet Planes Zoom Over Belle Rive Thirty-four jet airplanes zoomed over Belle Rivr yesterday, leaving vatx>r trails over that little Jefferson countv town. The jets were seen by Thomas Greer, three and one-half miles northeast of Belle Rive. He reported that the planes, flying high in fivi- different groups were speeding at high speed in a southwesterly direction. Greer counted eight planes in two of the groups, seven in two others and four m one BULLETIN! By Associated Press ' SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 15.— Governor Stevensop today vetoed two bills passed by the legislature appropriating $5,000,000 for a new bridge at Peoria and $750,000 for a bridge at Kankakee. 44TH"DmsTdR PRESIDENT IN PLEA FOR CURBS ON INFLATION Administrotion Hopes for Public Opinion to Force Con- gressionoi Action. By Asseeiattd Press WASHINGTON, June 15. — President Truman's plea for his anti-inflation program has fired administration leaders in congress with hope that a wave of public opinion may help them win more powerful economic controls. Despite Mr. Truman's public declaration last nlgni that runaway inflation could give Russia global victory "without firing a shot," the controls legislation was still in trouble on both sides of the capitol. Congressional sentiment appeared strong for continuance, with some modifications, of the present Defense Production Act instead of the lew and tougher law asked by the president. In carrying his appeal to the people by television and radio, Mr. Truman said: This is a fight for everyone to join—a fight for the very life of this nation. ' * * we've got to have a good, strong inflation- control law on the books if we are going lo get through this emergency successfully." Although the present law expires June 30, the House Banking Committee recessed until Monday its closed-door consideration of the president's proposal for a new two-year law. Chairman Spence (D-Ky) was anything but optimistic about the chances of turning out a tougher controls measure. He told a reporter today that while he hoped for committee action next week, he wouldn't be surprised if enough Democrats and Republicans tgeisned wp' to iput across a straight continuance of the present Jaw. Mr. Truman said in his message to the nation that some congressional leaders told him "they were under a lot of pressure from the special interests to do away with controls, and that the consumers were not making themselves heard." Spence said he opposed even a temporary extension of the old law; he—like Truman—wants a REDS DIGGING IN TO SET UP DEFENSE LINE Large Numbers of C «in* munists Appear in Ridges on East As Thay Vanish in West. RED PLANES IN ACTION AGAIN U. N. Can Take Care of Chinese Air Force; Serious If Russians Coma In. CAMP^ RIPLEY Announce Illinois National Guard Goes to Minne- soto, Aug. 18. By Associated Press CHICAGO, June 15.—Maj. Gen. Harry L. Bolen, Cairo, commander of the Illinois National Guard, announced yesterday that Camp Rjp- ley, Minn., and Camp Grayling, Mich., have been authorized by the Army as summer field training areas for Illinois Guardsmen. Gen. Bolen said Camp McCoy, Wis., where Illinois units have trained in the past, will not be used this year. He said the camp now has regular Army units stationed there and is expecting organized reserve units and R. O. T. C. organizations for the summer. The 44th Division, which is also commanded by Gen. Bolen, will train at Camp Ripley from Aug. 18-Sept. 1. The camp is about 100 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Headquarters units of the 109th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade, under Brig. Gen. Julius Klein, will also train at Ripley. The gun battalions of the brigade have been called into Federal service. Maj. Gen. George F. Ferry, commander of the 33rd Division and Deputy State Commander, and Col. Richard L. Jones, commanding the all-Negro 178th combat team, will train their units atCamp Grayling June 30-July 14. Grayling is about 40 miles east of Tra- N -erse City in northern Michigan. Company M. of Mt. Vernon is in the 44th Division. tougher bill. The Senate Banking Committee yesterday tentatively beat proposals for a straight nine- month extension of the existing law but still may change its mind. The vote was reported to have been 10 to 3. Administration leaders eX' pressed hope that during the week-end enough consumer-voters will make their views known to turn the tide. The president had virtually invited the voters to let their congressmen know how they feel. "I am speaking for you and working as hard as I can to convince the • members of congress that we must have a strong anti- inflation law," the president said. "But I can't do the whole job by myself. This is something the whole country must support. It's up to all of us." Mr. Truman cautioned that if inflation runs wild after June 30 because there is no law to curb it, the cost of the defense program will jnount, more taxes will be needed and the consuming public will suffer. Plan Night Flight Equipment in Mt.V By Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 15.— Bids on emergency electric gen era tors for 11 downstate airport will be taken June 22, the State Aeronautics Department said to day. Joseph K. McLaughlin, depart ment director, said the units would be put m to strengthen civil air defense and to accom modate an increased volume of night flying aircraft. The airports involved are at Rockford, Alton, Danville,. De catur, Bloomington, Mattoon Charleston, Cairo, Lawrenceville Jacksonville, Marion-Herrin and Mt. Vernon. "HONEYMOON" OF TEEN-AGERS COMES TO ABRUPT HALT HERE The runaway marriage and honevmnon of two members of a group of five teen-agers came to an abrupt halt near Mt. Vernon yesterday afternoon. The story unfolded after county^ officers were called b.v a resident of the Airport Road, east of the city, to investigate three boys and two girls in a car parked on the road. When the officers reached the scene, the youngsters said they ran away from their Cincinnati, Ohio, homes, in a 1947 model car owned by the father of one of the boys, a week ago. The youngsters range in age from 14 to 17 years. ^ They related a story of driving from the Ohio city to a town in Florida, where two of the group were married. They became stranded near Mt Vernon yesterday when they ran out of money and gasoline. The youngsters were taken to the sheriff's office and Deputy Sheriff Joe Lappin called the mother of one of the boys. "Keep them right there and we'll come after them," said the mother. The officer did. The five young people slept in jail last night.' The parents arrived before daylight this morning to take the youngsters back to Cincinnati. By Associated Preii TOKYO, June 15.—Large num. bers of fresh Red troops were reported digging in today on the ram-swept ridges of eastern KoreaV Reds battled United Nations tank columns on the central front, but vanished completely in the west. > Allied tank columns rumbled up two roads toward Kumsong, new Chinese base in the center. One patrol moved through a mountain pass to the Chupa area, nine miles south of Kumsong. It met only sporadic fire Another tank patrol clanked out of Kumhwa, 11 miles west of Chupa, blasting at determined Chinese along a ridge route. To the southeast, North Koreans showered the Allied line with motr tar fire, AP correspondent George A. McArthur reported. New Red Line ^ 'The Reds are digging in," U. TSi»flicer said,,?'teSu» to est^ttr lisK a 'ae %nse :iiiie .:'a"^.:^ --^'T In the Yanggu-Inje area ReA:L artillery sometimes set the hills ringing with continuous explosionSi McArthur reported. U. N, foot troops straightened their lines and probed Red positions all along the east. North of Inje the Allies pushed about a mile through intense fire. Allies Advance in West Along the western front Allied patrols pushed four miles out in " front of U. N. lines viithout running into sizable Communist forces. The dormant Red air force showed signs of life. Two planes struck far behind U. N. lines in their deepest penetration in months. The United Nations "could take care of the Chinese air force" with combat planes already in Japan and Korea. U. S. Air Secretary Thomas J. Finletter commented in Tokyo. U. S. Army officeirs have estimated the Reds have 3,000 pldnes in Manchuria. It might be a different story if the Russians entered the war with their "very powerful" air force, Finletter said, that would create "a very serious situation." However, he said, he had no information that Russians have been flying the Soviet type jets that hav« tangled with American planes over northwestern Korea. The two Red air strikes, Thursday morning were -by propeller type craft. One plane bomlsed and strafed an Allied air field at Suwon, 25 miles south of Seoul. Another raided Yongdongpo, a suburb of the old South Korean cap>- ital. U. S. Planes Strike Back U. N. air forces struck lack promptly. They hit three Red air fields in western Korea. Far East Air Forces reported runways at Sunan and Sunchon were "post- holed by bombs." Sariwon was bombed at night. Rain clouds restricted air SCf tivitv over Korea Friday. All of Thursday's ground fighting was in the eastern area# Heaviest fighting was around Kumhwa on the edge of Pyong- gang valley. U. N. troops are trying to drive out of the captured; "iron triangle" from Kumhwa toward Kumsong, new base for Red forces in the east. AP correspondent Tom Bradshaw reported Doughboys seized a hill from 300 Reds near Kumhwa in a two hour air battle. They lost it an hour later to a Chinese counterattack. Still' later the Reds pulled out of their own volition, abandoning the hill to the Allies. Two groups of 500 Reds were pjushed back in sharp fighting northeast and southeast of Kum-. hwa. To the southeast, around Yang* gu. Red skirmishers hit Allied patrols with hand grenades, machinepun and rifle fire. Stubborn resistance to the east hfW: U. N. infantrvmen around Haiwyf to limited gains. , j i For the third SUCSWMIVC Aiy Reds counterattacked .^SoutbKpr- eans north of Kanipng of Allied: jmti'.tl^&mM ^Afmim VANDAUA.,: •Dl.^^^Jtt |ig^'® Services went held, Charles Kinghai struck and kUk Ram.sey JilJi^H^niy

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