Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 21, 1951 · Page 1
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Thursday, June 21, 1951
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TKUfPDRATIJlli: Wednesday—high 85, low 63, Last night's low—62. Airport noon temperature, 84. MI VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER VOLUME XXXI—NO. 224 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS—THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1951 SOUTHERN lUli cosionol $howcf» QJhtl' storms tonight ond (ft east eorly Fridoy, " foir ond o littlt ^vnofrntr In terr.oon.Uw tonight »to 44^ High FridoySOtoSS. 25c PER WEEK BY '-^•^'•i^* CARRI6H; IRAN MOBS TEAR DOWN BRITISH LIMITED RED DRIVE PREDICTED Allied Officers Expect Enemy to Attack by Mondoy, First Anniversary of Korean War. PATROLS ROAM NO-MAN'S LAND Buildings Rise at New Hydrogen Bomb Plant U. N. Forces Go Within 4 Miles of Pyonggong, 92 Miles From Red Copitol at Pyongyang. By Asseclatod Presi TOKYO, June 21—Allied patrols rcSamed far beyond thoir lines today on the western front, where officers predicted the Reds would launch a "limited offensive" by Monday, first anniversary of the Korean War. United Nations patrols twice entered, 25 miles northwest of Seoul on the main highway to Pj'ongyang, capital of Communist North Korea. A thousand Reds in the hills made no move to intervene. This is the most westward push of Allied units since Reds swept across parallel 38 in the April 22 offensive. Three other U. N. patrols reached to within four miles of Pyong- gang, bumping into Chinese outposts. Powerful Chinese forces were reported grouping behind these outposts north of Pyonggang, northern tip of the iron triangle. Pyonggang is 92 miles southeast of Pyongyang. All along the quiet front U. N. scouts probed for Red strength. In the first four days this wcek- the Reds the Yalu river from Manchura into flap^'ng battles in the North Koreanv.'s. S Allied Planes Lost Far Ea.<;t Air Forces (AEF) announced three Allied planes were lost in these fights. An American Sabre .jet and a Mustang fighter were shot down. Another Sabre jet was mi-ssing. * FEAF revised Red losses downward. The corrected total listed 24 Communist aircraft destroyed or damaged, instead of 28. Nine were listed as shot down, one probably destroyed and 4 damaged. The damaged craft were mostly swift Russian-made MIG-15s.* Bad weather cut U. N. air activity to 486 sorties Wednesday, including 150 night attacks. Predict Red Drive Allied predictions of a limited objective Chinese offensive before Monday were reported by AP Correspondent .lim Becker. Becker said officers pointed out Chinese activity on the western front is similar to that preceding their April 22 offensive. "It's the same pattern, on a smaller scale," the officers said. Allied patrols roar almost at will in front of U. N. lines. The predicted limited attack is not expected to be nearly as heavy as the previous Chinese spring offensives. To mount a major offensive the Reds would have to bring in fresh Chinese troops from Manchuria. Western front officers said the Reds probably couldn't go very far this time without air and armor support. Says Allies Will Hold Lt. Gen. James A. Van Fleet, U. • N. ground commander, said "inferior Chinese and North Koreans" could not overrun his weJJ trained and prepared troops under any circumstances. Reds wei;; reported building up back of the eastern front in the diamond mount area north of Inje. North Koreans hurled three light pijijbing attacks Wednesday night at Allied lines in the east central front. They struck from the Inje to the Hwachoh reservoir sectors, AP Corresixjndent George A. McArthur reported. All were repulsed. Fleet Shells Reds The blockading war fleet continued to shell oast coast ports from Kosong, .35 miles noi'th of the .38th parallel, to Songjin, 180 miles north of the border. Red machine, guns fired on the U. S. Destroyer Stickell and frigate Everett near Songjin. Naval guns quieted them. FDR SOUGHT TO SOFTEN YALTA PACT —(Associated Press Wirephoto) Two buildings shaped like the spokes of wheels appear on a cleared tract at the Atomic Energy Commission's new Savannah River hydrogen bomb project at Ellenton, S. C. This air view was made by a Washington Times-Herald staff photographer on May 22, with approval of AEC fieid officials. Tlie negative was submitted to the AEC headquarters in Washington for final clearance. At first the newspaper was told it could not print the picture, but the AEC gave the okay June 19 for its use. Machinery Assembled for AEC Project —(Associated Press Wirephoto) Heavy machinery and equipment is assembled for work on the Atomic Energy Commission's 202,000-acre Savannah River hydrogen bomb project in South Carolina. Publication of this air view made on May 22 by a Washington Times-Herald staff photographer, was held up by AEC officials in Washington until June 20. Hotel Williams Sold at Marion By Associated Prcs^ MARION, 111., June 21.—One of Marion's largest real e.s4ate sales in recent years, involving Hotel Williams, has been completed to Gilbert and Frank Lokerse. father and son. Leonard Rodd was the owner of the Hotel Williams block which houses the 34 room'hotel and four other establishments. Records showed the Lokerses formed a $75,000 corporation to own and operate the hotel and block. The deal was completed Monday. HOUSE GETS V2 BILLION TAXJIEASURE Doughton Asks Approval, Soys Rotes Co n't Go Any Higher. By Asseeiatcd Prett WASHINGTON, June 21.—Rep. Doughton (D-NC) asked the house today to approve a $7,200,000,000 tax inci-ease, and said he didn't see how the rates could be boosted any higher. The 87-year-old North Carolinian heads the Ways and Means Committee which drew up the bill, due to come to a final vote in the house late tomorrow. He endorsed the huge proposed increase, largest in American history, as urgently needed to finance the nation's defense program. But he told his colleague solemnly: "I consider it unlikely that we shall be able to increase substantially the yield of the federal tax system beyond what is included in the present bill. Doughton said that under the current fiscal situation, congress has three choices: Increase taxes even higher than proposed in the pending bill; re-examine and reduce federal spending, both the ordinary operations of government and the military and foreign aid budget; oi- embark upon a renewed program of borrowing and deficit financing. He rejected the idea of deficit financing, saying it would contribute to inflation and might permanently impair the government's credit. He said the proposed $7,200,000,000 tax hike is "as large an amount as could safely be collected from the economy un- (CcntinuMi M Tw*> EIGHT MARINES KILLED AND 23 HURTBY SHELLS Defective Shells Fall Short, Explode Amid Mo rolling Men. CAMP LEJUNE, N. C. June 21— Two defective mortar shells fell short and burst into a company of advancing Second Division Marines here yesterday afternoon, killing eight and injuring 23. Witnesses said the mortar gun- nei-s saw that the shells were defective a split second after they were fired during a routine training exercise at this big Marine Base in eastern North Carolina about 50 miles northwest of Wilmington. The gunners leaped to field telephones and notified a forward observation post. But before the warning could be relayed, the shells exploded among the forward group of the weapons company. Bitter members of the company told a reporter they did not blame the mortar section, but felt that defects in the ammunition could have been noted by careful inspection. General Clifton Gates, Marine Corps Commandant, was visiting the Base when the accident took place about noon, CST. He ordered an immediate investigation and a board of inquiry was appointed. The casualty list was made public today. A public information officer said that of the 23 wounded, 12 were in serious condition at the Base Hospital here. None was from Illinois. There were no officers among the casualties. The ranking man in the group hit by the mortars was a senior non-commissioned officer, who was killed. The mortars were returned to the base and impounded for the investigation. MT. V. SOLDIER, VET OF 2 WARS. DIES^FT. LEE Sgt. Orion W. Tolley, Wounded in Korea Lost Fall, Dies Suddenly. Sgt. Orlan W. Tolley of Mt. Vernon, a combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War, died today in Fort Lee, Virginia. Although Sgt. Tolley w a.^ wounded in Korea last November, his death was apparently caused by a s?Oder' heart attack, according to'^ word received by his parents, Mr- and Mrs. Henry W. Tolley of.• Herbert street, Sgt. x'oUey was 32 years, two months and 23 days of age. A veteran of nine years service, he served 53 months overseas for his country, including his service in Korea last year. He was in the European Theater in World War II. He was wounded in action in Korea last November 2, but after treatment and operations in Army hospitals had been returned to duty at Fort Lee, Virginia. Sgt. Tolley and his wife, Margaret, visited relatives and friends in Mt. Vernon last January. After the visit here he underwent an operation for his wounds at Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa. Tolley, a sergeant first class, was wounded while fighting with the First Cavalry Division. He was wounded by enemy fire from the side, the bullet entering his back and ranging across, nicking the backbone. He was removed to an Army hospital in Japan and in the latter part of last December was returned to the United States for further hospitalization and treatment, Sgt. Tolley was born March 28, 1919 in Mt. Vernon, the son of Henry W. and Laura (Mitchell) Tolley. The body will be returned to Mt. Vernon and will be taken to Myers Chapel. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Margaret^ who was with him at Fort Lee, Va.; one brother, Lawrence R. Tolley of Mt. Vernon; and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Kennedy and Mrs. Lila Bell Brumley of Mt. Vernon. Boy Run Over by Wheel of Tractor By Aisoclattd Prtss MOUNDS, 111., June 21.—'. rear tractor wheel ran over Teddy Wilson, 13, and he died on the way to a Cairo hospital yesterday. He was the son of Clinton Wilson, a Cairo grocery employe. But Roosevelt Died Before Hurley Could See Stalin, Latter Tells Senote Committee. By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 21 — Patrick J. Hurley told Senators today that President Roosevelt, shortly before his death in 1945, gave him a mission of trying to soften the terms of the Yalta agreement. Testifying at the Senate's MacArthur inquiry. Hurley quoted Roosevelt as saying: "I would like for you to go to London and see Churchill to ameliorate that agreement. It has got some thing in it. I would like for you to go to Moscow and see Stalin." Hurley said he went to London and talked with Churchill. He left London to fly to Moscow, "and when I landed in Tehran I received the word that Roosevelt had died." "Saddest Defeat" Hurley, former Ambassador to China, said he suffered his saddest defeat" when the State Department said after Roosevelt's death it was "irrevocably committed" to the Yalta terms. The Yalta agreement was an understanding reached by Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill of Britain and Premier Stalin of Russia in a meeting at the Russian town of Yalta in February, 1945. It was agreed tJiere that Russia should have the islands north of Japan. Doesn't Blame FDR Hurley has denounced the agreement as a "cowardly surrender" of principles for which World War Two was fought. He said Roosevelt was "already a sick man" at the time, and he did not lay tlie blame to Roosevelt. Hitting ^again at the State Dej partment. Hurley accused it of making "a deliberate attempt to disparage me" in its 1949 "white paper" on China. Hiss At Yalta Senator Wiley (R-Wis.) brought out that one of those.-Who attended the Yalta Confererice was Alger Hiss, a State Department official since jailed for perjury. Hiss, wr convicted of lying when he s^'^r he did not give U. S. secrets '. . pre-war Communist spy ring.' Hiss attended the 1945 Yalta Conference in his capacity as a State Department official. Still Trying to Draft Man, 82 By Associated Press PALMETTO, Fla., June 21. ~ This business of getting a notice from your draft board is old stuff to Samuel T. Sample. Sample — slight, bald, bespectacled, and 82 years old—yesterday received notice for the third time from a Tampa draft board to drop around for a look-see. Adjusting his false teeth and clamping on his hearing aid, sample explained he once had tried to enlist but was turned down. That was for the Spanish-American War, and he was rejected because he weighed only 84 pounds. He weighs only about a hundred now. Sample got his first notice from Tampa draft board 32 years ago. Someone had forged his name to a draft card, but a clerk promised to straighten things out. Six weeks ago, however, Sample received an order to report for a pre-induction examination. Once again a clerk—the same one, by the way—assured him the mixup would be taken care of. Then this business yesterday: the third letter, to report June 27 as a draft delinquent. Without batting an eye, the draft board told the 82-year-oldster it would see what could be done about it this time. Where Oil Crisis Bubbles Salum] Sea ANKARA^/> ^ TURKEY 'j'TIFllS ^ * 7 r'.''-*- T-- "KMerjin i -'i Cotpian SCO TEHRAN ''OILPIPC LINES i OILFIELDS ABAOAN^.-%* ^^^"^V' .-' Burgan - LQafil 300 STATUTE MIUS Abaaig " r —(Associated Press Wirephoto) The Iran cities of Abadan and Kermanshah (underlined) were two key spots in Anglo-Iranian oil developments (June 20). Abadan is where world's largest refinery is located. The Anglo-Iranian northernmost oil field at Kermanshah. The company's pipelines are located in the area just northeast of Abadan. TRUMAN DENIED BROAD CONTROLS IN NEW BILL Senate Banking Committee Approves Wage-Price Control Measure Short of Authority President Sought. Forbids Price Rollbacks Beyond Jan. 24-Feb. 24 Average. By Asseciatid Press WASHINGTON, June 21 -- The Senate Banking Committee today approved a wage-price control bill denying President Truman most of the broad new control powers he requested, and forbidding price rollbacks beyond the average for Jan. 25-Feb. 24. Chairman Maybank (D-S. C.) said the action was taken by a 12-1 vote of the committee. Senator Dirksen (R-Ill.) castinp: the lone dissenting vote. Maybank said he will present the •'ill to the Senate tomorrow and that debate on the measure will start Monday. .''-^nator Moody (D-Mich.) said he . vthers will wage a fight on the i.... .Jl floor to knock out the restriction bn rollbacks. Maybank announced the committee had stricken out a proposal to create an agency to help l business and industrial enterpr ^ get a fair share of defense i'/ tracts, with an agreement to xo- port out a separate bill to do the same thing. Beat Oougflas' Proposal By a vote of 7 to 6 the committee beat down an effort to knock out the rollback curb, Maybank said, and by an 8 to 5 vote it rejected a proposal by Senator Douglas (D- 111.) to scrap the entire measui-e and approve, instead, a one year extension of the existing price- wage control law. The present defense production act, authorizing price, wage and other economic controls, is due to expire June 30. The Senate restriction would hold future beef price rollbacks to two per cent instead of the nine per cent Price Stabilizer Michael V. DiSalle has ordered added to the recent 10 per cent rollback in live cattle prices. HOUSE VOTES $2 RAISE IN JOBLESS PAY Approves $27 Week Moxi mum; OKs Firemen 's 67-Hour Week. MOSSADEGH WINS VOTE ON SEIZURE Ironion Parliam#iit GivM Prcmitr 914) G^nfidcnc« Vota OS Oil Criiit WiMi England Grows. BRITISH EMBASSY IS UNDER GUARD Mobs Room T«hron Streets, Stomp Down British Signs ond Inrodo Oil Compony Officos. ICE CREAM DISASTER By Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS, June 21. — East side kids saw a sorry sight last night. Six thousand gallons of ice cream were ruined in a .140,000 fire at the Polk Milk Company plant. BIILLETI]\:^ (By The Associated Press) PARIS, June 31.—The U. S., Britain and France told Russia today they were ready to break off their attempts to arrange a Big; Four conference. (By The Associated Press) WASHINGTOK, June 31.—President Truman asked Congress to- da.V to vote 9533,000,000 for civil defense. He declared for the first time in history this country's major cities face the threat of "sudden devas- tatinK' attacks." "We must act on the assumption that the Soviet Union has atomic bombs and that they have the plans that can drop these bombs on our cities," Mr, Truman said In a letter to House Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex,). (By The Associated Press) WASHINGTON, June 21.—Marrlner S. Eccles, long-time critic of administration financial policy, resigned today as a governor of the Federal Reserve System. T.B. Sanitarium Has 7 Patients; Progress Is Told Mt. Vernon's new state tuberculosis sanitarium now has seven patients. Dr. I. Zapclsky, medical superintendent, gave a brief report on progress at the sanitarium in an address yesterday at the Lions Club meeting at Hotel Emmerson. The speaker told the Lions that although newly discovered drugs have Hided considerably in the treat lent of tuberculosis, the one requireriient that has not been changed is the need for complete physical rest, which cannot be accom;..ished without mental rest. The rooms of the hospital have been designed and decorated, he said, to present an atmosphere as nearly home-like as possible. Dr. Zapolsky said that although tuberculosis now ranks fifth among killing diseases it still takes more lives during the period of man's peak productivity than any other disease. A film, prepared by the Illinois Tuberculsosis Association, was shown. Guests of the club were John FJdelman, Fred Siberman, Charles Lotshaw, Bob Wheat, Al Ragan, and Walter Rose, president of the Fairfield Lions Club. CENTRALIA POSTMASTER By AiMaiittd Press WASHINGTON, June 21 — Senator Douglas (D-Ill.) said today he has recommended appointment of Raymond Duty as acting postmaster at Centralia, DJ. By Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 21.— Legislation for a $2 raise in maximum jobless pay benefits, making them $27 a week, passed the Illinois House last night and moved to the Senate. The bill would write in numerous detailed changes to the present law, including one to disqualify from benefits persons discharged for larceny or embezzlement. The mea: mid set up a new earnings rciii _..ement for partici pation in unemployment compensation. A worker would have to earn at least $400 in the base period for determining benefits, instead of the present $300. It was drafted jointly by representatives of labor and industry. Firemen's Hours BUI The House approved 79 to 29 a bill cutting the maximum work week of downstate firemen from 84 to 68 hours, but killed one to coniinue the study of state government started by the 1949-51 Schaefer commission. For a time, House business was stalled by slow-down tactics employed by Rep. Clinton Searie (R- Rock Island). Searie, a veteran lawmaker who in the dying days of previous legislative session frequently hasi threatened filibusters, resorted to parliamentary maneuvers to delay proceedings. Final adjournment is set June 30. Searie demanded the consuming roll calls on numerous points, and repeatedly questioned if House rules were being followed. His only explanation was that business was going forward too rapidly, and that the pace ought to be retarded "for the protection of taxpayers and so we can think." He I 'elented midway in the evening session, and the House finished the day with a total of 63 bills ','leared from its crovyded worksheet. Forty eight passed and 15 were killed. Hire More Firemen The firemen's work week measure, which is backed by the Associated Firefighters of Illinois, advanced to the Senate where it faces tough sledding. It was approved over objection that cities would have to hire more firemen and no money is available to pay their salaries. Reps. Reed F. Cutler (R-L*wis- town) and Carl Preihs (D-Pana) spearheaded victorious forces against a two year renewal of the legislative commission to study streamlining the state government. A $75,000 appropriation was proposed. Cutler said it would be a '*waste of the taxpayers' money," and Preihs called the Schaefer group's report "asinine and ridiculous. Rep. Paul Powell of Vienna, Democratic minority leader and a commission member, said the commission did a "magnificent job." He said many of its recommendations on efficiency and economy are being accepted. The House passed 99 to 3 a $700,000 appropriation for im- By Aismi«lt<t pr«** TEHRAN, June 21.—Premier Mohammed Mossadegh won a vote of confidence from parliament today amid dernonstrationi against the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co.: Crowds invaded the company 's offices and tore down its signs just Itefore Mossadegh went before parliament with a warning that violence might follow if the legislators failed to support him. They gave him a 91-0 vote of confidence. • Mossadegh told Parliament he Ivill "proceed to taKe over the Anglo-Iarian Oil Co. because the country demands it," He sought? the vote of confidence as a token, of nation-wide approval of his policies. The premier said there would be "no compromise" with the British-controlled company. The government has taken control of its refinery and-^tther. operations in this country. No method for compensating- the tympany - has been determined. The premier, in v*e«king the vote of confidence, had to call parliament into sestfon twice. Mossadegh found « <jUorum lacking in the morning demanded another session. The deeping Iranian erisis bubbled toward a climax last night after Iran spumed British mediation offers and issued orders tightening Iranian control over the billion-dollar company. British Threaten Force Britain summoned her peace mission back to London, warning she would protect the lives and property of Britons in Iran, With force, if necessary. Mossade^ broadcast an appeal for unity to the Iranian people last night, vowing he would not waver in hfii drive to enforce the nationislt- zation Jaw he pushed through par* liament 12 weeks ago. As crowds roamed the streets with hammers, smashing down Britissh signs and stamping them to bits in the gutters, poBcc posted outside the company 's ih^ formation office refused to let company workers distribute itS' literature of news releases or carry anything outside. Offices Padlocked Company employes and visitors were at first permitted to come and go freely, but at 10:30 a. m. police padlocked the place for "the protection of the Englishmen." A truckload of polioe was stationed across the street from the British embassy to protect it from demonstrators. Mossadegh spoke to parliament for only two minutess saying he had intended to obtain a vote of confidence to strengthen his hand for pushing through his oil nationalization program. The fact that there was not a quorum in the Majlis indicates there was some opposition -^not openly expressed—to the government's uncompromising position which led to the breakdown of British-Iranian talks Tuesdajr Mt. V. Combat Soldier En Route Home From Kored Cpl. John E. Cruthird of Mt Ver^ non, aboard a transport returning Korean combat veterans home, was scheduled to land in San Francisco, Cilif. today. After processing, he will ootne home oa a 30-day leave to await re-assignraent. The Mt, Vernon soldier Is one of the 1,384 ctftibit vcterank aboard the transport Sgt. Howard Woodford. Cpl. Cruthird is the son of Mis. Jettie Cruthird of I30l south Nl—' street. His wife. (7ph«Iia .aiir ^ children, Bemlc*. age 3^ ClaudU, age 4. reside in Cpl. Cruthird >ai»ri* fit ice in March. IMT ^ ke* overseas more tiua':!; was stationed in jTaMl: fighting broke out 01 1 A combat aoiditr, wounded onet, Ja 1950. . r; 1 ?,

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