Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on July 2, 1951 · Page 1
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TEMPERATURE Saturday—high, 76; low, 66. Rainfall—.046 inch. Sunday—high, 79; low, 58. Last night's low—60. Airport noon temperature--83. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS VOLUME XXXI —NO. 233 A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NqNE ~MOUNT VERNON ILLINOIS — MONDAY, JULY2 ,"T951 A NON-PARTISAN PAPER WEATHER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Portly cloudy tonight ond Tuwddy with scattered shower* w«r portion of area. Warmer Til *fc j day. Low tonight 60 to <S5 high Tuesday 82 to 88, 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER REDS AGREE TO TRUCE TALKS; FIGHT ILLINOIS GAS TAX 4< GALLON ON AUG. 1ST Additional 1c Will Take Effect January 1, 1953, to Make Nickel Levy Governor Asked. LEGISLATURE ENDS SESSION Winds Up Six-Month Program With Vote On Gas Tax at Dawn on Sunday. By Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, 111., July 2 — Illinois legislators scattered to their homes over the weekend after approving much of Governor Stevenson's program, including an increase in the state gasoline tax. The gas tax boost was voted as dawn broke Sunday, and the 67th General Assembly wound up its six months regular session minutes later. Barring a special meeting, the weary lawmakers won't return, to work at Springfield for IS months. The Republican dominated Assembly gave the Democratic Governor some of the things he wanted with reluctance. Settlement of the gas tax question was a case in point. lc Now Anil lc in '58 Instead of yielding to Stevenson's request for an immediate two cents a gallon increase, the legislature okayed an unusual compromise plan (or a one cent boost Aug. 1, and a pennv more effective Jan. 1, 1953. The gas levy now is three cents. It has not changed sincm.vl9£>9^<: The Governor expressed disappointment but added that he was "thankful for this delayed victory at least." Exhausted House lawmakers endorsed the compromise 84 to 57 after three hours debate, and the Senate aproved it 29 to IS. Most Chicagoans voted against, arguing that the plan favored rural areas at the expense of the cities. Only the Governor's signature remais to complete enactment of the higher gas tax. Along with increased truck license fees, the legislation will produce extra revenue, compared with 1950, of S4 0,000,000 in 1952, $60,000,000 in 1953 and $68,000 in 1954. Townships Get Share Under tiie four cent gas levy, towships will get a share of proceeds figured at the rate of $7,500,000 a year for rural roads. Cities, counties and the state will receive about $24,167,000 apiece. The distribution formula will change when the tax goes to a nickel, providing for this annual apportionment: State highways, 535,000,000; cities, $32,000,000; downstair counties. $12,000,000 Cook county. $11,000,000 and townships, $10,000,000. The Assembly approved other features ol the . administration- backed road improvement program •— higher truck license fees, stiff er truck overload penalties and legislation for consolidating control of rural -roads. Truck Licenses Up Truck licenses will be raised by $20,000,000 a year starling in January, 1952 and by $8,000,000 more in 1954. Stevenson asked the $28,000,000 hike at one crack. Apparently focusing on the gas tax and truck bills, the Governor made this comment in a statement yesterdas : "The people had expected the legislature to produce an adequate road program. But the House leadership evidently decided to postpone it until after the next election. ••If this was a political triumph for sofebody, it was a misfortune for the people of Illinois." House Republicans argued that by den\mg all the Governor asked for the tmie being, they were voting i" "save" taxpayers $30,000,001! in the 17 months ending Dec. 31. 1052. It u ;is they who shaved the gas lax and postponed part ol the truck tee increase. Speaker Warren L- Wood, Plainfield Republican, spearheaded the move. Most Senate Republican's upheld the Governor's view. ( Escaped Convicts Recaptured Three inmates who escaped from San Quentin, California, Saturday were captured Sunday in a iicld two miles from the prison. The convicts had been free for seven hours after scrambling over the prison walls. — (AP Wirephoto Copyright 1951 by The San Francisco Chronicle—Special to The Register-News) $2,500 Worth of Drill Bits Stolen ,-*v,- Saturday Night Burglars cut. their way into the C B. Holder warehouse two miles north of Mt. Vernon Saturday night and escaped with oil well drill bits vauled at approximately $2,500. County officers who are investigating the theft said between 75 and 80 drill bits were stolen. The burglars got into the building by cutting out a section of sheet metal siding. County oficers said that Mr. Holder's car was parked in the garage. The thieves, tney said, apparently loaded the drill bits into Holder's car, drove a short distance and loaded them into a car and truck. Then, the officers said, they drove the Holder car back and parked it on the outside -of the building. —Arrest Man Aftelt 3-Car Collision On Public Square A Chicago man was arrested by city police after a collision involving three automobiles at Tenth and Broadway at 9:05 o'clock last night. Friendloyd Hubbard, of Chicago, was fined $55.40 before W. O. Page in police court on a reckless driving charge, filed against him by city officers after the accident. Other cars involved in the accident were driven by J. D. Landry of Nashville, Tenn. and Carl K. Mitchell of 2408 Cherry, Mt. Vernon. All three cars were damaged but police reported that no one was injured. Train Schedule Of "Meadowlark Maintained Here The schedule of the "Meadowlark" train between Mt. Vernon and Chicago is being maintained daily, the same as before the wreck last week south of Shelbyville. C. & E. I railroad officials announced that new equipment with diesel engine has been substituted for I he train which plunged down an embankment last Thursday night. The Meadowlark leaves Mt. Vernon at 6:43 a. m. for its run to Chicago and arrives in Mt. Vernon at 10:49 p. m. on its southbound run. CEREMONY JULY 4 AT GRAVE OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER A ceremony at the grave of a Revolutionary War soiciior in Old l/ n jon cemetery will be the principal observance of Independence Dav m Jefferson county Wednesday. July 4- The observance, sponsored io'nt- lv by the D. A. R. and Jefferson p os t 141, American Legion, be held at the grave of William Toner who served in Smallwood's Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War. .\ similar observance ho-' • planned flt tne # rave of Joel Pace Pace cemetery, hut the plans in ere abandoned because the cem­ etery has been untended this year. The ceremonies at Old Union will begin at 10:30 a. m. Short talks will be made by officials og the Legion. and the Joel Pace Chapter, D. A. R. The principal address will be given by the Rev. Andrew Caraker pastor of the First Baptist Church. ' Salute to the Dead, by the American Legion firing squad, and Taps will conclude the program. Carl Drennan, American Legion service officer and chaplain, will sreve as master of ceremonies. JACK JARRELL DIES SUDDENLY AT HOME HERE Funeral Services at 2:00 P. M. Tuesday for Well Known Resident. James Clarence "Jack" Jarrell, 51, a widely known Mt. Vernon resident, died suddenly from heart attack at 1:30 Sunday morning at his home. 528 south 20th street. Mr. Jarrell was an an agent for the Fish Division of the Conservation Department, state of Illinois. Years ago Mr. Jarrell was assistant cashier of the old Third National Bank in Mt. Vernon. He was horn in Mt. Vernon, the son of James B. and Louella (Harren) Jarrell. He attended school in Mt. Vernon and at the University of Missouri. A veteran of both World Wars, Mr. Jerrell served at Warrant Officer in the China-Burma-India theater from September 21, 1942 to March 20, 1945. Ho was a member of A. F. and A. M. Lodge - No. 31, Andrew D. Webb Chapter No. 160. Patton Commandery No. 69 and the Ainad Temple. He was also a member of the Mt. Vernon Lions Club, Elks Lodge, American Legion and Am- vets and was past commander of the V. F. W. Mr. Jarrell was a member of Sigma Nu, Tomb and Key Honorary fraternity, Chi Chi Chi honorary fraternity and Kappa Beta Phi. He was a past member and an organizer of the Boy Scouts of America. On February 2. 1946 he was married to Reba Malone, who survives. He was a member of the First Methodist church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Nancy Sue, age 11 months, and one brother, R. C. Jarrell of Carthage, Mo. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p. m. at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Bayne Wilson officiating. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any time until the funeral hour. Three Burglaries In Mt.V. Saturday Three Mt. Vernon business places were broken into Saturday night. Thieves who entered the Badgett Service Station, 1100 Broadway, took pennies out of the cash register and several cans of oil. They got into the building through a rear window. Burglars broke into the Mobil- gas Station. 14th and Broadway, took 125 pennies and an automobile tire. The D. & M. Produce Co., 11th and Jordan, was also entered during the night but nothing was reported missing. 13 TYPHOON DEATHS By Associated Press TOKYO, July 2 — A typhoon caused at least 13 deaths and damaged much property yesterday on Kyushu, southernmost island of Japan. EARLY REPLY TO ENEMY IS TAKING SHAPE Instructions Sent to Ridg- woy; No Rush to Bring Troops Home; Buffer Zones Mapped. By Associated Press WASHINGTON, July 2. — The U. S. joint chiefs of staff and Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway exchanged messages today on the Communist proposal for Korean armistice talks at Kaesong after July 10. An early reply to the Communists presumably was taking shape. Secretary of Defense Marshall also advised Congress there would be no rush to bring U. S. troops home from the Far Pacific in the event a Korean armistice is negotiated. Marshall made the statement in urging the House Foreign Affairs Committee to act quickly on the administration's request for $8,500,000,000 "for foreign military and economic aid. Responsible officials, who said a series of messages had passed between Ridgway and the joint chiefs, gave no hint of what was said in them. The fact of the consultations pointed, however, to a possible reply within hours to the Communists. A likely time might be the early evening hours of tonight, Washington time. Because of the time difference, nightfall in Washington is Tuesday morning in Tokyo. No Objection to Kaesong Site No objections have been voiced to Kaesong—one of the few places the Communists now hold south of the 38th parallel—as a meetr ing place. Top officials have made plain they would like to have an earlier date. There was no sign however whether Ridgway has been advised to propose this. The United Nations commander has full authority for dealing with the Communist proposal but has been keeping" in close touch all along with the'capital, - * In addition talhe ntilita^yscon- sultations, there wksMtee^inUed diplomatic activity., :*^Hpp;... v *$ Acheson at White Hou**"* * Suggested Armistice Talk Sites in Korea $irt SUGGMSTtO BYKIDGWAY fO* TALKS ronton NORTH KOREA Pyongaano/ .St.-,) <>f jvpau Kumsong// too AYS BArneuNt (APPKOXWATC) KtKncHort 4 WHtMMDS ASK MMMKt TALKS ' Chunchon:. SSOUTH :•, KOREA j ^Yonfldu-^jso^ ^\\, 'Ch.pyonfl STATUfr MfttS Boxes on map show the two sites for armistice talks suggested respectively by General Ridgway, Allied Commander, and by the Reds in their acceptance (July 1) of a conference on a cease­ fire. —(AP Wirephoto Map) AMERICAN NEWSMAN • "CONFESSES" AS SPY Associated Press Bureau Chief Wm. M. Oatis Follows the Usual Line in Red Trial at Prague When He Recites His Guilt in Testimony Previously Memorized. Secretary of StatogAcheson over the Korean^flevelopmei with his top advisors at. a staff meeting during the morning. Later, he went to the White House for a review of foreign issues with PresideQtiTrwr^n. The President has been kept n close touch with all developments and regularly meets with Acheson on Mondays. Assistant, Secretary of State Dean Rusk meantime called in British and French embassy officials for separate conferences during the afternoon. Tomorrow representatives of 17 countries with armed fighting in Korea are clue to exchange views on true developments in a regular^ semi-weekly meeting at the State 5 Department. By agreement last week, South Korea will be represented for the first time. GOP Not Consulted In a speech in the Rouse, Rep. Armstrong CR-Mo) urged that President Truman dismiss Acheson from his cabinet and call a conference of Democratic and Republican leaders on foreign policy. Armstrong complained that no GOP congressional leader has been consulted on cease-fire proposals in Korea. Hopes for an early end to the war in Korea were steadily mounting, although State Department officials kept a tight rein on any strong optimism. They emphasized that the agreement to hold truce talks, though making peace a definite possibility, leaves unsolved the whole problem of working out cease-fire terms acceptable to both sides. Qualified informants said terms which the United States would like to see negotiated has been sent to Ridgway at. Tokyo Saturday. They were described as tentative, pending full consultation with other nations with troops in Korea. 20-Mile Buffer Zone They are reported to provide principally for a 20-mile wide buffer zone between the hostile forces along the present battle line which cuts across the 38th parallel in the west. If the armistice calls for the troops to stand in this area, they will have better defensive positions and shorter lines to worry about on both sides, military experts here said. The main item which this government feels must be included in any truce arrangements, however, is one for inspection of forces on both sides through an international, United Nations, cease-fire commission. Washington feels this group, charged with preventing armistice violations, should have authority from both sides to investigate throughout Korea during the period from the end of the fighting to the establishment of a political settlement. That would be 'he next; objective and it would take a long time to work out. FRANKFURT, Germany, July 2.—William N. Oatis, Associated Press chief of bureau in Prague, went on trial before a communist Czechoslovak court today and testified he had been an "espionage agent." Reporting this. American officials who are attending the trial said Oatis looked pale and strained. They said he spoke in careful phrases which indicated he had memorized his^ testimony. He has been jailed/' since his, arrest April 23 without being permitted to see any, persons except his communist jailers. His trial brought to mind for westerners tho. experience of American busii^s^m|in Tlobert A. Vogeler, tried byvconimunist Hungary. Vogeler, released after 17 months, rept'd 'af vit! "confession" of spyir-/ k "turned io the United} told of torture ^PtflJ'H ^ation preceding Ws '% , <d ?^P 'eS &«ngarians: such " '* •. denied sleep, ('"•"•s at a '••^ed into • ot -ik.j; slugged . .-ig stimulants, countries the charge m • : ing covers a vast amount o. :erritory, making a crime of activities which in western nations would be considered routine activity for a newspaperman. Czechoslovakia's law for the defense of the republic, passed in November, 1948 and now embodies in the new 1950 penal code, makes it unlawful, for instance, for newspaper correspondents to make public "information regarding any enterprise, institution, installation or measure that is important for the defense of Ihe republic or its - Hies." Even the reporting of crimes against the defense of the republic would be illegal under this law, unless such information had been released officially. Charge AP Spying Center The official Czechoslovak news agency, reporting on Oatis' trial said the AP reporter is accused of heading a spy center directed by the Associated Press. The Associated Press says this charge is "so preposterious it will deceive no one in the free world." The two U. S. embassy observers at the trial—the only Americans permitted to attend, said Oatis, as if acting on instructions, did not look around the spectators as he was led into the courtroom. He was not wearing his eyeglasses. Oatis spoke slow- 1:. in a firm voice, pausing often he wait for the translators. The observers said he admitted he had obtained political, economic and military information which was not officially published by the Czech government. Oatis, 37. a native of Marion, Ind., has been in Prague one year as AP chief of bureau. No Americans Allowed No western correspondents were in Prague to cover his trial. Several had been expelled and the last three western reporters withdrpw after Oatis'' arrest. The embassy observers at the trial are relaying their reports to the U. S. high commission office in Krankfurt, which is making the reports available to the western press. The Czech prosecutor charged in court, today that the last three western reporters to leave Prague, Ruspil Jones of the United Press; Robert Bigio of Reuters, and Gaston Fournier of the French press agency, also engaged in spying. Orders From New York The prosecutor asked Oatis if he had been an espionage agent, and had acted on orders from his Associated Press superiors in New York and London. He answered "Yes." WANT MEETING AT KAESONG JULY 10-15; REDS CLAIM VICTORY Communists Accept Ridgwuv's Truce Offer But Save Face By Demanding allel 38 Town Be Meeting Place. Reds Call for Troops to Fight On, Propose 10-15 Day Delay in Starting Talks. MT. V. SOLDIER KILLED IN AUTO CRASH SATURDAY Wm. Ray Rubottom, 24, is Fatally Hurt When Car Hits Abutment. FOUR REDS FAIL TO APPEAR FOR PRISON TERMS Seven Top Communists Start, Sentences; Others Ordered Seized. " Cpl. William Ray Rubottom, Jr. 24-year-old Mt. Vernon soldier, was fatally injured Saturday night when a car he was driving hit a bridge abutment on U. S. route 460, two miles west of Leavenworth, Ind. Cpl. Rubottom was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ray Rubottom, Sr. of 814 Harrison street. He died in a hospital at Corydon, Ind. a short time after the accident. The Mt. Vernon soldier, was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. The body will be returned to Mt. Vernon and will remain at Myers Chapel. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. Cpl. Rubtottom was born at Dallas, Texas, on November 17, 1926, the son of William R*ay and Beulah (Leberman) Rubottom. He enlisted in the Army when he was 18 years of age and was serving his third enlistment when the tragedy occurred. He served in World War II with the Fourth Depot Armed Division. At the time of his death he was stationed with the Co. A Student Rgt. T. A. S. at Fort Knox. Cpl. Rubottom graduated from Mt. Vernon high school with the class of 1948 after his return from the service. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. Cpl. Rubottom was also a member of the American Legion. Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ralph M. (Margaret Ann) Guthrie of East St. Louis, 111. By Associated Press TOKYO, July 2.—Red Korea tonight urged its soldiers to fight on while the world waited for news of an expected armistice. Pyongyang radio repeated Chinese and North Korean acceptance of a United Nations proposal for cease-fire talks. But the Reds made this clear: They are claiming victory in the year-old conflict. The North Korean Communist station started each broadcast with this statement: "The Anglo-American aggressors have at last realized failure of their sinister attempt and that is why they are seeking peace." Between news items the Communist announcers inserted these statements: "Soldiers on the front, fight bravely and continue annihilation of aggressors," and "anti-aircraft batteries, aim sharp and increase the bag of enemy intruders." Japanese radio monitors, who heard the Ted broadcasts, said 1 10 * five years imprisonment for the Communist tone was even (teaching the violent overthrow of stronger than usual. I the United States government.-; Peiping radio repeated the text 1 One had received a three: year of the Communist acceptance terms.' „•.« statement last night. ^ K L . Those ordered arrested *£%e ; W.- - v -fHenrv Winston.^, 'organisational Beds Accept Truce Offer '' By Associated Press NEW YORK, July 2.—Federal Judge Sylvester J. Ryan today ordered seven top Communists to begin serving prison terms and issued bench warrants for four who failed to surrender. Minutes later, the seven were handcuffed, loaded into a van and whisked away to the Federal House of Detention. Small groups of bystanders outside the courthouse waved goodbye. * Ten of the 11 had been sentenced Found Dead Warren Lee Irwin (above) Identified by police as wanted in rape and kidnaping of Carolyn Barker, 17, at Flemington, S. J., was found dead (July t) ending the grimmest manhunt in New Jersey history. FBI agents found Irwin's rain- drenched body, a bullethole in the left temple, lying; flat on his back in a soggy dense wheat field by a barbed wire fence. Flood was still oozing from the nose and a .38 caliber weapon was close to Irwin's left hand. —(AP Wirephoto) y The Reds f'rst. announced over the two stations Sunday night that they are willing to meet U. N.' representatives and discuss a cease-fire. They want the meeting held in the Kaesong area between July 10 and 15. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, Supreme Allied commader, had proposed Saturday that a meeting be held aboard the Danish hospital ship Jutlandia in Wonsan harbor. He said he woud propose a da,te, if the Reds agreeed to the meeting. The world talked peace, but it was "business as usual" on the fighting front. There were bitter ground skirmishes at scattered points. Heavy TJ. N. Air Attack Allied warplanes threw another heavy blow at the Hwangju airfield north of Sariwon in the northwest, Other plants hit supply centers, rail and road lines, brdiges, troop concentrations and gun positions. B-29 Superforts hit military barracks at Hungnam on the east coast. United Nations Naval forces continued to blockade and pound the North Korean east coast. Heaviest ground fighting of the day apparently was on the western front. An Allied patrol stormed a hill north of Yonchon. The foot troops killed 33 Reds and captured four. The Allies withdrew and called down an air and artillery barrage. Another 30 to 40 Reds were killed or wounded. Kaesong In Ruins There was no action reported from Kaesong, the rubbled town on the western front where the Reds want to hold the negotiations. There have been reports the town has been abandoned by the Reds. The Kaesong area is the only place where the Reds have a foothold south of parallel 38. It is about three miles south of that pre-war border. On the west central front. Allied patrols pushed up to the coast of two strategic hills south of Pyongyang. Pyonggang is the northern tip of the old Red "iron triangle." The patrol pulled back under heavy Red mortar fire. Although the fighting was bitter in spots, there still seemed to be some reluctance on both sides to push too hard or too fast. There is no way of knowing how long such a situation might continue. Predict Truce Belay Chinese Nationalists on Formosa predict cease-fire talks will be drawn out over a long period. They said the Reds asked that the talks be scheduled July 10 to 15 to give them an opportunity to consult with Moscow. In Hong Kong, a gateway to Red China, many observers expressed the opinion the Reds have tentatively agreed to future peace in Korea for a reason. They say the next step will be a Russian demand for a greater voice in the. proposed Japanese peace treaty. The Communist agreement to meet for cease-fire talks was broadcast by Peiping radio late Sunday night. The statement was repeated by North Korea's Pyongyang radio. . The message was addressed to (Continued on pas* lU) ifeiiry Winst6n,""o5, Vrganiz secretary of the party; Gus Hall, 39, Ohio State chairman; Robert Thompson, 'Nevt,York, state chairman, and Gi\10m'~':.e , 6ti, 43, Illinois chairman^^>\,^jL _ All haur ,.-j £**7', liberty under , bail of $2u ,tk>if each, furnished by the Civil Rights Congress, which the U. S. attorney general's office has branded as subversive. Thompson had received the lesser sentence of three years because of his war record. Forfeit Bail Tomorrow Judge Ryan ruled that bail of the four will be forfeited if they do not appear in court by 8:30 a.m. (CST) tomorrow. The court issued the commitment order after denying all tions by the defense to redujre, . modify or postpone the sentences, which had been upheld by' the United States Supreme Court. Harry Sacher of defense counsel had asked-that the sentences;be•% reduced or suspended. He also asked for a stay of execution for . 30 days. . , The seven ordered to jail were ; Eugene Dennis, 44, general secrc- • tary of the party; John B, Williamson, 46, labor secretary; Jacob Stachel, 49, educational director; and Irving Potash, 46, national . committeeman, all of whom has been out in $30,000 bail each;-John Gates, 36, editor of the Daily Worker; Carl Winter, 43, Michigan state chairman, and Benjamin ; J. Davis, Jr., 46, former New,York City councilman, who had 7 !been free in $20,000 bail each, "ff Indicted in 1948 M It was just three years ago, in ,; July, 1948, that' a federal grand jury indicted the Communists. • Their trial in federal court here opened January 17, 1949, and ended the following October. Federal Judge Harold R. Medina, who presided at the long trial, • went through an ordeal;that few ; jurists have had to facei Fivt defense attorneys received!, prisot sentences for contempt^**,icourt. The defendants appealed their |convictions, and last June 4 the • U. S. Supreme Court in Washington handed down its final judgement: the eleven must: -go to prison. * V Touch Fireworks Off at Park ar 8:45 P.M., July 4 Mt. Vernon's annual Fourth of July fireworks display will be touched off promptly at 8;45 o'clock Wednesday night from the island in the city park lake. Funds for the mammoth fireworks display were furnished by the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce. The aerial and ground displays; I annually attract thousands of visi- ";» tors to Mt. Vernon on the Fourth: > 5 : . .....:;;:,- v ,; v ••••^^-^ Arrest Youths T ' In Beer Ttyefr City police lait ritent ' WTM{«A 1 four teen-age bc>s sf!er twe caaca of beer wero stolen from • watt* house at lltEb and Qwey. * Police also, reported that tHfl-' cases- of beerV^ew ato^<toamW ,r \ truck Ijelontll* t*C .W,riWlpft -. during the ^tei*^ ' J.V . Officers said that charm flBT •• •#

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