Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 22, 1951 · Page 1
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TF.llfPi :il ^TITR«! Thursday—High 34, low 62, Last night's low— 67, Airport noon temperature, 80. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS VOLUME XXXI—NO. 225 A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS^RIDAY, JUNE 22, 1951 A NON-PARTISAN PAPER mmur SOUTHERN lU cloudy tonight with occotionaf scotttrcd tonight 60 to 6S 75 around Coiro. day 75 to 80 south. 25c PER WEEK BY HOUSE APPROVES TRUCK LICENSE PLANE WITH 40 ABOARD IS OVERDUE Airliner on Flight to New York From South Africa Foils to Lond in Liberio. SEARCH IS ON BY LAND AND SEA Dakar Reports Dozen French Rescue Plones Out. Ship Hod Rodioed it Couldn't Find Field. ENGLAND BARS CHANNELSWIMMING FAMILY FROM U.S. By A«>ociat *4 Prut DAKAR, French West Africa, June 22.—A Pan American World Airways plane with an estimated 40 persons aboard was reported more than nine hours overdue today on a flight from Johannesburg to New York City. A dozen French planes hunted over land and sea for the/plane, which had failed to make a scheduled stop at Roberts Field, airport for Monrovia, seaport capital of Liberia. The plane's last stop had been at Accra on the Gold Coast. The airport at Dakar, a big control point for the West African coast, said the« plane had enough fuel to be still in the air. This statement was made at 5:45 a. m. CST. A Frertch news agency dispatch estimated the number aboard at 40. The Dakar control tower said it had no idea of the exact number of passengers. The plane was due to land at Roberts rl.'Id at 3:15 a. m., Dakar time (10:15 p. m. CST. Thursday). Its next stop was at Dakar. BEAT REDS IN JET BAHLES OYER KOREA Yonks Down 2 Migs, Dom- oge 3; First Red Fire Bomb Attock;Potrols Hit New Red Line. CHINA REDS SAY TIBETANS SIGN 'PEACEFUL LIBERATION' PACT Mi —(Associated Press Wirephoto) The Tongay children, Bubba, 6, (center) and Kathy, 4, (left) were barred today from an attempt to swim the channel in August. Russell Tongay (right) father-coach shown at Miami, Fla. had said he would disreagard growing protests and that Bubba would swim the first few miles with hands and feet tied. Mrs. Tongay is at left. TONGAYS TO BE SENT BACK TO AMERICA Pan American World Airways said in New York that the last word from the plane—a Constellation—was received when it was 30 minutes overdue at Roberts Field. The plane reported that it had been unable to sight the field. By Aiiociated Press L ONDON, June 22—The swimming Tongay family from Miami, Fla., was barred today from England. Immigration officers at London airport said Mr. and Mrs. Russell Tongay and the two children they had planned' to send on an English Channel swim would be put aboard a New York-bound plane in the morning. Immediate reason for the re­ fusal to grant them an entry permit was given to newsmen at the airport. There had been widespread protests both from here and in America against the channel protest by Bubba Tongay, aged five, and his sister Kathy, four. Word that the Tongays would not be allowed to leave the airport came after a two-hour huddle between Mr. and Mrs. Tongay and immigration officials. Missing Nurse Walks Out of Woods Unharmed By Associated Press GATLINBURG, Tenn., June 22. —Evangeline Lorimor, a 21-year- old nurse \yho disappeared in a mountain wilderness two weeks ago, walked into a Ranger camp last night and said she had decided it was "time to come out." She was taken to a hospital at nearby Sevierville for observation but Rangers said she was iii surprisingly good condition for a girl who had spent two weeks in the rugged Great Smoky Mountains alone. She was suffering principally from swollen feet and insect bites. They said her story indicated she was only half lost. Robert White, acting superintendent of the Smoky Mountains National Park, said she gave this occount which he called "a little confused": Soon after she left the spot where she and her father were camping in the park June 8, she took a wrong turn toward Hannah Mountain and "got involved in one of the canyons." » During the two-week period, she heard shouting from time to time but "just didn't have the energy" to get to the searching parties. Rangers who are familiar with the bear-infested area marvelled that a girl could spend two weeks there alone without weapons or means of protection against the weather. « BRITISH GET READY TO QUIT Oll^lELDS Worn Iran Lack of Technicians May Close Abadan Refinery. 72-YEAR-OLD CONGRESSMAN WINS FIGHT 1r * 1/ . ? ^ Kid Cannon Sendl Rep. Phillips, 63, Home With Cut Lip. Today Is Longest Day of the Year Today, the first day of summer, is the longest day of the year with more than 15 hours of daylight. Spring ended and summer began officially at 12:25 a. m. at the time of the Summer Solstace, when the sun reached its farthest north point. The sun rose this morning at 5:25 and will set at 8:31 p.m. By Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran, June 22 -- The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company warned the Iranian government today that its refineries at Abadan — the world's largest — may be forced to shut down because of "mass resignations of British technicians. The warning came as the government gave all non-Iranian em­ ployes of the British-owned company it has moved to nationlize a seven-day ultimatum in which to report whether they will continue to work for the government-controlled Iranian National Oil Company. That is the government's new name for the nationalized Anglo- Iranian Oil Company. A British Embassy spokesman said the warning was prompted by new Iranian demands that Eric Drake, AIOC general manager in southern Persia, cancel all leaves of company employes. The spokesman said the warning was given by B. R. Jackson, head of the AIOC negotiating team, shortly before he returned to London today. The team was ordered back home after negotiations broke down Tuesday. British Prepare To Leave The British workers were warned to get ready for a hasty evacuation if threatened disorders began in the oil fields. Deputy Premier Hoosein Fatimi said Britons and other foreigners wishing to work with the National Company would get the same pay and privileges they received under AIOC contracts. A British Embassy spokesman said yesterday he doubted whether many Britons wanted to work for the Iranian government. AIOC officials have said privately the company can transfer its employes here to other AOIC affiliates in Iraq and Kuwait. . The AIOC negotiating team left ^ Five-Day Forecast 6) Temperatures will average near to aboul 3 de'^ccn below normal north portion and near to around 3 degrees above normal south portion. Normal maxima 84 north to 88 south, normal minima 60 north to 64 south. Below normal north Saturday, warming to near normal by Monday. Cooler south portion about Sunday. Precipitation around 1 inch or more occurring as showers Saturday and possibly Sunday and again about Tuesday. (Continued on Pag* Two) By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 22 — Rep. John Phillips (R-Calif.) suffered a cut lip today in a fistfight with Rep. Clarence Cannon (D-Mo.) Cannon is 72 years old. Phillips is 63. Both are members of the House Appropriations Committee and the fight was during a House eorridor argument over committee procedure, Phillips was reported to have gone home after being treated in the office of Dr. George Calver, Capitol physician. Kid Cannon Unmarked Cannon returned to the House floor, unmarked. Rep. John Taber ,R-N. Y.), an eyewitness, told reporters Phillips "started after Cannon" when the latter called Phillips a name. "Cannon struck him and I grabbed Cannon and got between them before anything else happened," Taber told newsmen. 'Cannon would not admit that he struck Phillips. "You know," he told reporters, "'that there are so many details involved in these appropriation bill discussions that one can't remember all of them." "But I only act in self-defense," in such matters, he added. Cannon and Taber had a fist fight in May, 1945, in Cannon's capitol office. There was no serious damage. Cannon acknowledged that he and Phillips argued over appointment of House conferees to serve with Senators in seeking a compromise on the independent offices appropriation bill. Cannon said it was "unprecedented" and contrary to a previous agreement for Taber to have been appointed a conferee. Taber's appointment was made in the House today at Phillips' suggestion. Cannon also is a conferee. Taber said he dlcJn't ask to be appointed and was surprised when he was. By Atsoclatetf Preat TOKYO, June 22 — The Red Air Force was beaten for the fifth day this week in two roaring jet battles over North Korea today. American Sabre jets shot down two Russian made jets and damaged three, the U. S, Fifth Air Force announced. That raised Red losses this week to 11 planes shot down, one probably destroyed and 17 damaged — a total of 29. Eighty-nine jets were involved in the two battles, which were fought within 12 hours of the first fire bomb attack on United Nations troops. Hit Red Defense Line On the ground, U. N. patrols Friday ran into what appeared to be the Reds' first line of defense on the western front. Allied officers there predict a limited Communist couter-offensive by Monday. Font line dispatches reported Chinese showered artillery and mortar fire on an Allied patrol north of Yonchon. That, for the second successive day, forced back U. N. units probing toward Pyong- gang in the old Red "iron triangle." The Reds didn't try to interfere with patrols lurking around Kae- song, far to the west. The town was entered Thursday but not by e- tuming units Friday. Reds made three small attacks on the east central front Friday, but didn't get anywhere. Their Air Force was no more successful. 88 MIGs Attack Thirty red-nosed'MIG-lSs roared out of Manchuria and across the Yalu river Friday morning to renew the jet war after a one day lapse. Twenty-eight Sabre jets swooped down on them 30 miles from the Manchurian border. The Fifth Air Force did not say whether any American jets were lost. U. S. Loses 245 Planes The Far East Air Forces announced 245 American planes have been lost in the war, which will be a year old Monday, and 391 Communist planes destroyed or damaged. American Warships got in on Thursday's ground fighting — all limited to the eastern front. The U. S. heavy cruiser Toledo and supporting destroyers fired more than 400 rounds in a nightlong bombardment supporting troops fighting near the coast. Some of the Toledo's eight inch shells burst 11 miles inland. Farther inland. North Korean attacks twice forced Allied forces to pull back in two attacks north of Inje. One attack came at mid-day the other in the early evening. Stubborn Resistance More stubborn resistance was reported by AP Correspondent Nate Polowetzky in other sections where there had been little action before. Failure of telephone lines between Tokyo and 8th Army Headquarters delayed reports. Polowetzky said patrols tried to find out the intention of Communists along the west, where officers have predicted an attack by Monday's anniversary of the war. But briefing officers said they failed to find the Reds in strength. VOTES 117-22 FOR RAISE OF $19^,000 SlathM $9,000,000 Frwii Amount Gov. Stovtmpfi Wontod to IncraoM noit Truck LictiiMt. - PASSAGE OF 5c GAStAXSIIN Moosurt Will Tox Out ttff Stata Truckort $2r 700,000; loottt Somd Truck FMS 180 Pet. •—(Associated Press Wlirephoto — Special to The Register-News) These pictures, released in New York June 21 by Eastfoto, agency distributing official photos from Peiping, Red China's capital, show signing of agreement for the "peaceful liberation" of Tibet, May 24, and celebration following it. At top Tibetans sign agreement, says accompanying caption. Signers are (left to right): Ka- loon Ngabou Ngawang Jigme, chief delegate; Dzasak Khemy Sonam Wangdi, Khent- rung Thupton Tenthar, Khenchung Thupten Lekmun and Rimlshi Samposey. Tenzin Thundup. Bottom picture shows Mac ,Tze-Tung (,right). Red C;hina*'s, leader, talking with Panchen Ngoerhtehni, the^PanchenLama, or ternporal ruler of ^ibet. JEFFERSON CO. IS NOW A MAJOR COAL PRODUCER Ranks Tenth in Illinois in Miners, 12th in Production; 75,723 Tons of Coal Mined at Nason and Waltonvllle in May, Almost Triple Production of a Year Ago. BULLETIXS MIAMI, Fla., June Z2. —The Senate Crime committee todap ordered that Gov. Fuller Warren of Florida be subpoenaed for a Washington hearing opening July 9. SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 22.—A nickel gasoline tax bill backed by Governor Stevenson was indorsed for passage today by the Illinois House Roads and Bridges committee. The bill, previously passed by the Senate, advances to the House floor for final action. The present tax Is three cents a gallon. WASHINGTON, June 22 — The House approved a ^1,200,000,000 tax Increase. The increase is the largest proposed in V. 8. history. Til* bill now f ON ta the 8 «Bat«> Wayne County Oil Well Produces 1174 Barrels Per Day FAIRFIBIJ?j..June 22. — Oil work in Wayne couiity-, continues this week with the completi»n of Floyd & Henson's Lyndal H. Bunting No. 3-A, section 35, of Lamard township, about 1^ miles west of Fairfield. This well is producing about 1174 barrels of oil per day from the O'Hara and the McClosky. Tuesday it was making 31 barrels of oil per hour from the O'Hara and 20 banrels of oil per hour from the lower McClosky. This is the best well drilled in the Illinofs Basin in many months. Jefferson county is rapidly becoming one of the major coal-producing counties of Illinois. The Division of Department Reports revealed in an announcement from Springfield today that out of 22 coal-producing counties in Illinois Jefferson ranks tenth in number of miners working and 12th in production. The report shows that 75,723 tons of coal was produced in May from this county's two deep pits, at Waltonville and Nason. During that month a total of 629 miners were employed at these mines. May's production showed a sizeable increase over that of the previous month and a terrific boost over production of May a year ago. Coal production in this conuty in April, 1951 was 57,416 tons. In May of 1950—one year ago—it was only 26,666 tons. Only one mine, the Consolidated Coal Co. at Nason was operating at that time. Jefferison county led all other counties of the state in the average shifts worked, with 33. Tonnage of coal produced in 77 working mines in Illinois during May totaled 3,509,670, according to the monthly mine report released today by Director Walter Eadie, state Department of Mines and Minerals. This amount is more than 1,000,000 tons less than was produced in April in 101 reporting mines. The detailed mine report for May: BURGLARY OF DRUG STORE HERE IS CLEARED UP Colored Youth Admits Implication in Break-in at South Side Store. GEN. RIDGWAY FAVORED USE OF CHINESE ARMY Supported Moc's Plan to Attack Moinland, Senators Told. Five Deaths in Navy Plane Crash By AisociaUd Prtit SEATTLE, June 22. —A four- engirte Navy Privateer airplane crashed in the mudflats near the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station yesterday noon, killing five of itsi crew of 10 men. Of^ the remaining five who were injured, one was in critical condition. Naval investigators still were unable to say how the Seattle- based plane happened to crash. Wreckage was strewn for more than 100 yards. Eyewitnesses said some bodies were thrown 50 yards tar tiie impact S z 1= Christian Clinton Douglas Franklin Fulton Hsnry Jackson Jaffarton Knox Macoupin Madison Marion Montgomary Paoria Parry Randolph St. Clair Salina Sagamen Varmillon Will Williamson 4 1 • 1 14 7 2 1 2 2 7 3 1 1 1 5 2 4 7 1 1 2 8 28 8 17 17 19 33 13 11 14 10 11 20 19 12 29 15 6 11 20 25 2,839 116 60 5,826 i 023 187 442 629 296 1,983 804 139 302 158 1,571 461 725 1,651 383 27 336 1,084 753,983 5,610 8,831 437,300 434,313 67,182 108,700 75,723 76,683 174,447 71,665 10,505 39.180 12,583 361,170 71,679 222,887 219,512 21,217 4,9 TO 97,148 234,542 County officers reported today that another Mt. Ver*)n burglary has been cleared up. Ben Willie Jones, 15-year-old colored boy, confessed to States Attorney Martin J. Dolan and Deputy Sheriff Bud Yearwood late yesterday that he and Oliver Scott, 22-year-old colored man, broke into the South Side Drug Store on the night of June 7. Scott andtJones, arrested by city police recently, were being held in the county jail on charges of burglary and larceny of the Johnson Motor Co. at Ninth and Harrison. Scott is also.charged with implication in the theft of $2,600 worth of musical instruments from Varel's Music Store on west Broadway. Stolen on the June 7 burglary of the South Side Drug store was about $45 worth of merchandise and a small amount of money. Items taken included three wrist watches, three cigaret lighters and three cartons of cigarets. The Jones youth told the officers that he and Scott used a saw in a vain attempt to open the steel safe at the drug store. The safe was heavily damaged. He told the officers they got into the building through a rear window. By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 22.—Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, now Far Eastern commander, supported last December the demand of Gen. Douglas MacArthur for use of Chinese Nationalist troops against the mainland of China. This was developed today at the Senate inquiry into MacArthur's dismissal for publicly advocating use 0^. the Nationalist troops and other direct blows at Red China. Senator Knowland (R-Calif) put into the record a communication that Ridgway, then field commander under MacArthur, sent late in December to Gen. J. Lawton Collins, Army chief of staff. In it, Ridgway said he was "con. vinced of the logic" of MacArthur's contention that a Nationalist offensive in south China would "even if only moderately successful, relieve pressure on our force in Korea." This was at a time when United Nations forces had been driven back in Korea by overwhelming numbers of Chinese Red troops which entered the war unexpectedly- Knowland produced the paper while the senators were hearing testimony from Maj. Gen. David G. Barr, former commander of the Seventh Division in Korea. Ban- had given them a personal story of the sudden Chinese assault on United States forces last fall when they had ranged up to the Korean- Manchurian border. Ridgway told Collins he and MacArthur had agreed that U. S. action should be taken to permit the Nationalist forces under Chiang Kai-shek in Formosa "to operate without delay and without limitations against the mainland of South China." President Truman fired MacArthur for publicly advocating a nav- SPRINGFIELD, lU:, JtOM 32^^ The Illinois House todiiur apotoviil Governor Stevenson's bill U)aw«*> ing truck license fees an mOam.U ed $19,000,000 a year. The vote was 117 to 32 wtfkTt needed for passage. One more step remains for thi bill, to clear the iMialatur*. A joint legislative conferenea eoQW mitee is to be named to adjurt diferences between the Housa and Senate over the amount of Vcm boost and to cure some tadiaiad defects in the bilL The principal defect is omiasiOB of one class of truclu and one daii of trailers. Lewis Voted Down Before the House votad, Joliii Lewis (R-MarshaO), a Utter foa of the bill, sought by a parUi- mentary maneuver to stall aetlaa. He wanted to recall the bill to amendment stage and try t» lowtt . the proposed fees. House members ovamda htni^ U 91^*6 vote. > ^ The higher track liHaiia~€tii» cent boost in the aute fiaoibli tax are sought by StevaasoB t6 supply additional funds-for a Mf The gas tax measure, alNow approved by the Senate, is sat fdT a House Committee hearing lattf today. Governor Asked f28.000.0tt Stevenson originally wanted $28,000,000 more a year from trucks. The Senate agreed to the figure but the House earlier this week slashed it by $9,000,000. < As the bill stands, the stato Highway Division estimates: it would produce $16,259,000 mora a year from fees and $2,700,000 froi|» a tax on out-of-state truckers, for using Illinois highways. The estt-' mates are based on the number of vehicels registered last year. X The gas tax increase would ytiM' an additional $40,000,000 annually; with 36 per cent of the extra revat nue going to the state. 180 Per Cent HUte The truck proposal calls for boosting license fees as mudi aa 180 per cent over present chargai in heavier weight dassificatiofiS... Rep. Richard Stengel. (D^Rodk Island), who handled the UU In the House, said it would nudw trucks in Illinois pay a "fair Amff of road rebuilding costs. Spokesmen for the trucking itf> dustry opposed the boost, contemlt ing it would force many of them out of business. Gas Tax OK Seen House approval of the truck program led to predictions from legis. lators that the gas tax increasa also will win an oltay from tlM House. The truck bill returns to tlM Senate for action on the HbUM amendment cutting the fees. Tha plan is for the Senate to refuse approval and for the House to stick by its amendment, paving tlia way for a conference committee to work out a settlement. The conference committee's r<e>: ommendation would have to ba endorsed by both Houses. (Co rwo> PLAN TRUCK CUT By Associated Hreis WASHINGTON, June 22.— The National Production Authority (NPA) has proposed materials cut which would reduce light motor truck production by 40 per cent, heavy trucks by 30 per cent and medium trucks by 15 per cent. The proposal was made yesterday at a closed meeting with manufacturers. Mt. V. Sailor Changes Duties; From Korea to "Diopering Baby A Mt. Vernon sailor recently experienced a welcome change 'n scenery and dutie.s—from sservice with the U. S. armed forces in Korea to pinning diapers on his little daughter in San Francisco, California. He is Navy Storekeeper Gene Moser, 21, son of Mrs. Clarence S. Moser of the Benton Road, RFD 1, Mt. Vernon. Gene hadn't seen his tiny daughter. Deborah Lynn, 7 months old, until he came back to the states from Pusan on leave. He was to return later to Korea. After ratunting to the atatas ' V for a reunion with his family, he entered a "diaper derby" in San Francisco in which Red Cross- trained fathers competed for the title of speediest diaper changer. The fathers graduated from Red Cross Mother and Baby Care courses conducted by the Red Cross. A picture of the diaper changing contest, carried in a San Francisco newspaper, has been received by Gene's mother. Mrs. Moser reports that her son also has appeared on tale- vision in California and in a newaraaL All of the Mt. Vernon »rea refc resentatives voted in favor of thO biU on final passage. NEW TRUCK By Associatad Prata SPRINGFIELD, 111.. June 23.^ The following table gives tha present truck license fees and the proposed fees under the bill passed today by the Illinois house: Wtlght Present Fee Proposei 10 19 43 100 in Under 3,000 lbs. ..$ id 3,001 to 8,000 ~ 12 8,001 to 10,000 - 24 10,001 to 12,000 - 35 12,001 to 14,000 - 50 12.001 to 14,000 - 75 16.001 to 20,000 - 110 20.001 to 24.000 - 150 41,001 to 45,000 - 2W 45,001 to 50,000 300 50,001 to 59.000 - MO 59,001 to 72.000 ^tMJ (Note: TTie 24.00r to 4M0O weight group waa omittso npa the bill ud iss to ba Insanat IM; by ' tha' legislature.) . vf:^ APPLE! Raymond \ li« Ml alt M^ift

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