Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on July 7, 1951 · Page 1
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dp TEHIPFR 4TCFRE Friday—high, 77; low, 52. Last night's low —60. Airport noon temperature --73. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS; Fair'' and a little warmer tonight, Sunday partly cloudy, warnff and humid. Low tonight 66 to 70. High Sunday 85 to 88. VOLUME XXXI —NO. 237 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS —SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1951 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER TRUCE HIGHWAY OPEN FOR HOURS B-29 CRASHES IN SCOTLAND; 11 YANKS DIE U. S. Air Force Aerial Tanker Falls in Flames in Wooded Valley Near Prestwick. NO SURVIVORS, 9 BODIES RECOVERED Plane and Crew, in England for 90-Day Training, Were on Navigational Flight. By Associated Prois PRESTWICK, Scotland, July 7 — A U.S. Air Force B-29 aerial tanker crashed and burned in a mist-shrouded valley 40 miles from here, apparently killing the 11 crewmen aboard. Nine bodies have been recovered from the wreck of the huge four- erigined plane, which had been converted to a tanker used for in-flight re-fuelling. The type is technically known as KB-29. The big plane spun out of the clouds with smoke trailing from it and crashed in flames in a wooded area near Carspharin, Kircud- brightshire. Firemen had to pump water from a river 200 yards away to fight the flames which roared through the wreckage for more than two hours. Headquarters of the U.S. Air Force at Ruislip. on the outskirts of London, said the crashed plane tvas based at Lakenheath, Eng- laril, and assigned to.^he e^cond iomb wing. The plane and its crew were in the United Kingdom for 90 -day training under the Strategic Air Command's rotation training plan. At the time of the crash the plane was on a navigational training flight from Lakenheath, Third Air- force officers said. Names of the crew members were withheld by the U. S. Air Force pending notification of their next-of-kin. Engine Trouble Villagers living near the crash scene said tftey heard the plane 's engines laboring "s if in difficulty before they spotted the huge craft. Miss Molly Campbell, on whose farm the crash occurred, said: "The noise was deafening, like a hundred motorcycles roaring past. "We saw the plane dive out of a cloud. Smoke was trailing from it. It circled in the mist as though trying to find a place to land. Then it spun seven times before nosediving into the glen." Author of "Mutiny On Bounty" Dies By Associated Press HONOLULU, July 7. — James Norman Hall, 64, co-author of "Mutiny on the Bounty" and other South Seas stories, died Thursday night of a heart attack at his home in Papeete, Tahiti. With the late Charles Bernard Nordoff, Hall wrote the trilogy based on the British ship Bounty --"Mutiny on the Bounty," "Men Against the Sea," and "Pitcairn's Island." Many books by Nordoff and Hall were made into motion pictures. One of Hall's latest, "The Far Lands," was written in Honolulu last year during a visit of- several months. When he left to return to Tahiti he was at work on another book. Hall was born in Colfax, Iowa, and was graduated from nearby Grinnell College. Spare Tire Ban To Be Removed By Associated Press WASHINGTON, July 7 — The spare tire for new cars has just about quit its disappearing act. Manly Floischman, head of the National Production Administration, said yesterday the spare-tire ban will be lifted next week "because of an improvement in the rubber situation and a reduction in passenger car production." The ban went into effect April 2. 3 Days of Circuit Court Next Week Judge Caswell J. Crebs will conduct three days of circuit court in Mt. Vernon next week. He will open the July term of court Monday morning and will also conduct court sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and .12. Defendants in crminal cases will be arraigned next week and a number of civil cases have been scheduled for hearing. By Associated Press NEW YQBK, July 7.—A terrific explosion in a New Jersey oil refinery, sending flames 2,500 feet into the air near Newark, was reported today by the pilot of a Transcontinental Air Liner. The blaze appeared to cover a half-mile area, the pilot said. TWA identified the pilot as Capt. "Red" Foster. Refinery tanks were exploding one by one, he reported to his base at LaGuardia. MT. V. FAIR TO OPEN ON SUNDAY FOR EIGHT DAYS Horse-Pulling, Thrill Show Tomorrow, Western Horse Show Monday. The 45th annual Mt. Vernon State Fair opens tomorrow afternoon for an eight-day run which will see thrill shows, harness and running races, midget auto racing, free acts and many other events. Getting the Fair under way will be a horse-pulling contest Sunday afternoon, July 8. which is "open to the world." Several Jefferson county team owners will compete with teams from other areas in the three classifications. Jack Kochman's Hell Drivers will present a 28-event automobile and motorcycle thrill show in front of the grandstand at 8:00 o'clock Sunday night. A complete Western Show will be presented in front of the grandstand Monday night. Racing' on Tuesday Five days of harness and running races, on the Illinois Topline Circuit, will begin Tuesday afternoon and conclude Saturday afternoon. Purses totaling $11,675 will be offered on the speed program. From Tuesday through Friday the-^SafneWsSaiTHthers free acts and revue will be presented, afternoon and night. Jack Kochman's Hell Drivers will return to the Fair for a farewell thrill show performance on Saturday night. Midget auto racing Sunday afternoon and a singing program presented by the All-American Quartet Sunday night will close the Fair. The Fair program, day by day: Sunday, July 8 1:00 p. m.—Horse Pulling Contest. 8:00 p. m. — Jack Kochman's Hell Drivers. Monday, July 9 8:00 p.m.—Western Horse Show. Tuesday, July 10 4-H Day (Children free). 1:30 p. m.—Harness and running races. Barnes Carruthers free acts. 7 :30 p. m.—Society Horse Show. Barnes Carruthers Revue. Wednesday, July 11 Mt. Vernon Day. 1:30 p. m.—Harness and running races. Barnes Carruthers free acts. 7 :30 p. m.—Society Horse Show. Barnes Carruthers Revue. Thursday, July 12 1:30 p. m.—Harness and running races. Barnes Carruthers free acts 7 :30 p. m.—Society Horse Show. Barnes Carruthers Revue. Friday, July 13 1:30 p. m.—Harness and running races. Barnes Carruthers free acts. 7 :30 p. m.—Society Horse Show. Barnes Carruthers Revue. Saturday, July 14 1:30 p. m.—Running Races, Pony Races. 8:00 p. m.—Jack Kochman's Hell Drivers. Sunday, July 15 1:30 p. m.—Midget Auto Racing. 8:00 p. m.—Singing—Sponsored by All-American Quartette. inoisan Heads U.S. Educators By Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO, July 7. — Paul A. Grigsby, superintendent of community unit school district, Granite City, 111., yesterday defeated by J. Cloyd Miller, Doming, N. M., school superintendent, for president of the National Education Association. NEA officials called the election close as the 89th annual convention of the Association ended. GOP MacARTHUR REPORT HITS U.S. FEAR OF RUSSIA Proposed Document Accuses Truman of Failing to Support Chinese Nationalists, Urges Positive Stand Against Communism and Raps Failure to Bomb Chinese Air Bases. By Associated Press WASHINGTON, July 7. — A proposed Republican report on the MacArthur ouster charges that the Truman administration has allowed its foreign policies to be "dictated by fear of Russia." The document, prepared by a three-man staff under direction of Senator Cain (R-Wash.), circulaf- ed today among GOP Senators. It urged that the United States take a "positive" stand and prepare to make the necessary sacrifices to defend the free world against Communism. Senate members who have seen it said the document accuses the Truman administration o t f failing to give consistent support to the Chinese Nationalists and blames the fall of China to the Communists largely on the Yalta agreements. Rap Delay on Blockade Reviewing Far East policies since 1944, together with the April 11 removal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur as Pacific commander, the draft was represented as saying also that:, 1.—A delay in tightening an economic blockade on Red China caused 'needless bloodshed' among American troops fighting i n Korea. 2.—-U. S. Allies have'failed to realize their own vital interests in Korea are involved and have not provided sufficient support for United Nations efforts there. 3.—American fliers have died because the "unanimous" U. S. military approval for "hot pursuit" of enemy planes across the Manchurian border was overruled by political objections of six Allies. *v— 4.—General MacArthur offered the only program pointing to a "positive" conclusion of the war (although the MacArthur program was not specifically endorsed). As a first draft, the document is subject to change but sponsors said they hope at least eight of the twelve Republicans on the two committees eventually will sign it. Cain said when it is in final form he will ask Chairman Russell (D- Ga.) to lay it before the combined committees. Hit Method of Firing Senators said the preliminary draft cited testimony on MacArthur's military brilliance, conceded President Truman had the right to fire him but contended the ouster was accomplished in a bungling manner. Secretary of State Acheson was mentioned frequently in connection with various recommendations but there apparently was no disposititon to repeat previous Republican demands for his resignation or removal. Help For Formosa To offset what the Republicans may hold was little more than lip-service support of the Chinese Nationalists, the report draft urged additional backing for them in their stronghold of Formosa. It contended that American policy for keeping Formosa out of hostile hands and for denying a U. N. seat to the Chinese Reds had been firmed up by the hearings. There were no recommendations, however, for future military action in Korea. The document's charge that administration policy has been dictated by fear of Russia echoed MacArthur himself, who said substantially the same thing in a Texas speech last month. Dewey to Visit Front in Korea By Associated Press TOKYO, July 7— Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York >vill leave tomorrow for Korea and a two- day visit of the front. Dewey's visit will coincide with the preliminary cease-fire talks at Kaesong. However he is not expected to be in that area. Dewey, now on a tour of the Orient, plans to s - e president Syngman Rhee of the Republic of Korea, ALLIES TAKE NO CHANCES; MAKE FOXHOLE IMPROVEMENTS By Associated Press EASTERN FRONT, Korea, July 7. —Allied infantrymen at the front spend a lot of time talking about peace-rumors — but they spend more time improving their foxholes. In three weeks of near-static fighting, the infantryman has had time to scrounge for a few comforts. They mean more to him than any scuttle butt of what might possibly happen. His conversation Is concerned with "When am I going home; when is the war going to be over, and when is my outfit going into reserve?" But he knows he is on the line and goes about making the most of it, letting the rest take care of itself. His foxhole is his first consideration, and everyday he improves it. With his defenses cared for, he has made ash trays from ration cans, and dug another small hole to keep his canteen cold. If there is a spring nearby, he has made a shower. Using empty shells, grenade crates, and anything else available, he often has improved a floor for his hole. Sometimes he even has a homemade stove with a shell-case stovepipe. So, chances are that while he talks peace he is worrying more about where he can scrounge an extra shelter-half for a front porch on his hillside h^me. EIGHT SCHOOLS IN THIS COUNTY ARE DISSOLVED New State Law Takes Effect on 7 Grade Schools, Opdyke High. A state bill adopted by the Illinois legislature has automatically dissolved one high school district and seven grade school districts in Jefferson county. The bill, passed by the Senate and House and signed by Governor Stevenson, stipulates that any school district which has not maintained school in the district in the past two years is automatically dissolved. Two exceptions were listed — non-high districts and high school districts adjacent to charter districts. Jefferson county school districts dissolved as a result of the legislative action are: Opdyke high school. Oak Ridge grade school in Casner township. Coats College grade school in Blissville township. Bald Hill grade school in Bald Hill township. Black Jack grade school in Bald Hill township. Arcadia grade school in Spring Garden township. Maple Grove grade school in Webber township. Tony Point grade school in Moores Prairie township. Students of the Opdyke high school district, which lies in Dodds and Pendleton townships, attended Mt. Vernon high school the past term. The new state law makes the district a non-high district now, but under the law it will be attached to operating high school districts. The defunct grade school districts will also be annexed to operating grade school districts. Must Join Districts The new school law makes it the duty of the county superintendent of schools to attach the dissolved districts to districts where schools are operating. Sidney S. Hirons, county superintendent of schools, has given notice of hearings on July 23 on the disposition of the territory of the eight Jefferson county schools affected by the state law. He will hear evidence on the school needs and conditions of the territory and will take into consideration the educational welfare of the pupils of the territory. The hearings on the Jefferson county schools—all on Monday, July 23—have been set for the following hours and places: Oak Ridge school—10 a. m. Coats College school—10:30 a.m. Bald Hill School—11:00 a. m. Black Jack School—11:30 a. m. Arcadia school—1:00 p. m. Maple Grove school—1:30 p. m. Tony Point school—2:00 p. m. Opdyke high school 2:30 p. m. More Troubles For Virginia Hill, Gangster's Friend By Associated Press DENVER, July 7 — More bad news awaited red-headed Virginia Hill today as she flew homeward after a day of alternately tossing punches at reporters and tearfully telling them that all she wants is, "ordinary life." For good measure, investigators for the Denver District Attorney detined the one-time girl friend of gangsters briefly. At Spokane, her home was seized by the federal government for alleged non-payment of $161,000 in back income taxes. Her plans to visit friends in El Paso, Tex., were ruined when reporters learned of her presence in the border city. She tossed a shoe at one, slapped another and boarded a plane for Denver, en- route to Spokane. At Denver, investigators Al Decredico and Lawrence Stone were waiting with reporters and photographers. She took a half swing at Stone when he flashed hs badge, and he grabbed her arm. "I thought you were one of those reporters," she said, apologetically. "Don't you know I could arrest you for that?" said Stone. "Go ahead," replied Miss Hill. "Everybody can arrest me." She flared up at reporters, said, "I'd shoot you if I had a gun." and burst into tears as she drove off with the investigators. They questioned her briefly about any possible Denver connections, and then released her. While she waited for her plane, a tearful Miss Hill told a girl reporter that all she wanted now was to be left alone and allowed to join her husband, Hans Hauser and her child in South America. SCENE OF CEASE-FIRE PRELIMINARY TALKS Here is a general view of Kaesong, ancient Korean capital, before war obliterated much of it. The 38th parallel follows the crest of the mountain in the background. It is to Kaesong that negotiators for the cease-fire in the Korean war will make their way for the preliminary talks scheduled for Sunday. —(Associated Press Wirephoto — Special to The Register-News) NEW OUTBREAK OF VIOLENCE IN IRANIAN CRISIS E Pro-Communist Parade in Protest to Wo rid;,. Court Peace Plan. By Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran, July 7.— Iran pushed ahead today with plans to take over the billion-dollar properties of the Anglo-Iranian oil company, following violent street demonstrations against a compromise suggested by the International Court. Shouting "death to Anglo-American imperialism" and "death to the Hague Court," bicycle brigades of 10,000 young pro-Communists rode through the city last night protesting the court's ruling that Iran suspend its nationalization laws. About 100 persons were injured. The court recommended that a five-man board of two Britons, two Iranians and one neutral supervise activities until a compromise could be worked out. Premier Mohammed Mossadegh's government denounced the court's decision and said it had no jurisdiction over the dispute between ran and the British-controlled company. A government spokesman said Iranian oil commissioners hope to start control of the giant oil refinery at Abadan in two weeks and then move into the Khuzistan oil fields. A British embassy spokesman said Iranian rejection of the court proposals would make withdrawal of British technicians inevitable. Observers fell such a withdrawal would bring about a collapse of the oil industry here lince there are few Iranians to ake over the skilled jobs. The bicycle brigade ran into opposition from youthful members of the Labor party, an offshoot of Mossadegh's national front. Both groups favor oil nationalization but are otherwise opposed. Broken Arms and Legs Melees started in various parts of the capital as the two groups fought each other with fists, sticks, knives and tree branches. There were many broken arms and legs but no deaths were reported. One of the clashes took place in front of the National Bank Hospital where Shah Mohamed Reza Pahlevi is recovering from an appendectomy. The youths were in high spirits celebrating the end of Ramadan, the Moslem month of fasting. At Abadan, the end of Ramadan was made the occasion for a parade by 2,500 goose-stepping government troops. Nearly the whole division which guards the Khuz­ istan oil fields paraded, showing of their American, British and Italian equipment. Urges Red Coats For British Army LONDON, July 7 — The Daily Mail said today Britons' spirits would get a lift, if red coats were restored to all regiments of the British army. In a front page editorial the newspaper s a id British battle dress - "whatever its virtues in the field, is about the most uninspired costume ever devised for a soldier." Bulg aria Clears Wide Border Zone By Associated Press BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, July 7—The Belgrade radio says Bulgaria is clearing a wide zone along Yugoslavia's east frontier by shipping Bulgarian peasants off to unknown destinations. It has made a similar charge against Romania. The official radio said last night that the peasants have fired on Bulgarian military police while resisting attempts to evacuate them from their homes. The broadcast said strong military patrols are circulating through the border areas trying to kesp the population under control. Says Russia Plans Invasion of Iran By Associated Press NEW YORK, July 7— An American Broadcasting Company correspondent says Russia is "preparing for a full-scale invasion of Iran." The correspondent, Ray Brock, reported to his New York office from Ankara, Turkey, last night that Russian soldiers "conduct almost nightly forays" across the northern Iran border to test Iranian defenses. Brock quoted an unidentified "official U.S. Army observer recently arrived from Tehran" as saying that the "Red Army is receiving the full cooperation of the Iranian Communists in these patrols across the border." The observed was quoted as saying the Russians are arming the Iranian Communists in the hope of an uprising. Brock said, "The Russians will then . invoke the terms of an old Russo-Iranian treaty whereby the Red army is permitted to come to the aid of the Iranian government." "In this way," Brock added, "The Russians^ plan to put the Tudeh Party (Communist) in power." BOY DROWNS Ey Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, 111., June 6.— Morris Monroe, 8, drowned yesterday in Lake Jacksonville near m aieu mai „ C ».IT„ — his home. His sister, Bonnie, 9, 400,000 would be affected by the with whom he was playing said orr jer It does not affect draftees Morris fell into 10 feet of water or men wn0 already are serving near the lake's edge. The body un der mandatory extensions was recovered. LEVEE BREAKS ON BIG MUDDY AT GRAND TOWER River Floods 5,000 Acres, Ex peered to Close Route 13. By Associated Press GRAND TOWER, 111., July 7 „„„ 6i „„^ „„ „ r . The rain-swollen Big Muddy i nary cease-fire talks This ROAD SUBJECT TO AIR ATTACK AT MIDNIGHT Gen. Ridgway Gives Red Cease - Fire Emissaries Until 9 a. m. (CST) to Reach Kaesong. TALKS TO START 6 P. M. TODAY (CST) Enemy Warned Immunity on Road Granted for Truce Talks Only; Front Is Quiet. River smashed through a levee munity will terminate at midnight today and sent flood waters surg ing over some 5,000 acres of farmlands. Ten farm homes are in that area but the occupants were reported to have evacuated. The break, according to State Police, occurred at a point near where the Big Muddy empties into the Mississippi. This was on the north side of the Muddy, one- half mile east of Aldridge. Water is expected to cover, and close, State Route 13 by noon. State patrolman John Boyd of Pinckneyville said that the levee crumbled about 2 a. m. when the river reached a stage of 35.9 feet. He said the crest was expected Monday. Editors Note—The Big Muddy river is best known in these parts as the stream into which Mt. Vernon's well-known creek, Casey, Fork flows. Year Extension Of Enlistments By Associated Press WASHINGTON, July 7— Armed forces enlistments expiring b e - tween July 8, 1951 and July 1, 1952 have been extended for an additional 12 months. This action, in an executive order issued yesterday by president Truman, was described as a rout i n e move invoking authority granted under recent amendments to the UMT-Selective Service Act. The defens. department estimated that between 300.000 and 700 YOUTHS IN 4-H SHOW AT MT. VERNON FAIR TUESDAY Over 700 Jefferson county boys and girls will participate in the big annual 4-H Show at the Mt. Vernon State Fair next Tuesday, July 10. Tuesday will be known as 4-H Day at the Fair and all children, both city and county, will be admitted free. Agricultural and home economics exhibits of the 4-H youth will be housed in a huge tent southwest of the grandstand. Hugh Livesay, Youth Adviser of Jefferson county, said that the general public is invited to visit the tent. On display will be canned food, fresh vegetables, dairy foods, cakes, cookies, room improvement displays, gardening projects, and concrete, electric and poultry projects. Youth On Parade During Tuesday afternoon the i-H youths will parade in front of the grandstand. Besides the big tent housing many of the 4-H projects, the youths will have tijetj-, livestock will be chosen to model their dresses at the Fair Tuesday. From these will be chosen the winners to model dresses later this summer at the State Fair in Springfield. Home" economics and agricultural displays should be at the Youth Adviser Livesay announc By Associated Prtst TOKYO, July 7 — Spokesmen for Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway laid tonight the road Communist ner gotiators presumably are traveling to cease-fire talks in Korea will be subject to Allied air at? tack after midnight tonight (9 a. m. CDT). That gave the Reds 19 hours to travel the 130 bomb-picked files from their capital of Pyongyang to the meeting site, Kaesong. They presuambly left Pyongyang at .5 a. m. (2 p. m. Friday, CDT) by jeep and truck convoy; The talks are scheduled to begin sometime Sunday morning after 9 a. m. (6 p. m. Saturday CDT.) q There was no definite word that the Reds had left Pyongyang as scheduled, or that they had reach- . ed the five mile neutral zone around Kaesong. Col. F. W. Mporman, Secretary* General of - United....N^ions^^t • preme Commander's Stall said m munity to the road was:, grant* "only for the purpose of insulin safe conduct of the Communst: liaison group to Sunday's prelimi- lm- on display southeast of the race track. All boys and girls with livestock projects must take them to the Fairgrounds next Monday, from noon to 9:00 p. m. All girls enrolled in clothing projects should report Monday at the Farm Bureau office, in the court house, for judging of dresses.. „„ Ilmi „ Those with outstanding dre«eii|^?^5gSS« t loTtliT ^aj tonight." Moorman said his statement was being issued "in order that there be no misunderstanding." Road Not Open Brig. Gen. Frank A* Allen, an official spokesman for Ridgway, said Moorman's statement was in- fc tended to make clear to the Reds*" that "They do not have free passage on that road for all time." Allied Commanders apparently felt the Communist team * would be able to reach Kaesong neutral zone before midnight. The highway. sprinkled with cast iron tire-puncturing devices, is a favorite Allied target. It is the main supply route for Communist troops on the Western front. The U. N. delegation to the preliminary talks will leav^e Seoul for Kaesong by jeep or helicopter Sunday, depending on the weather Whether by road or air, the group will cross the Imjin river at 9 a. m. (6 p. m. Saturday CDT.) General Ridgway's headquarters will be represented by three Colonels and two interpreters. Their names have not been announced. The Reds said they would send three officers, including a Colonel two interpreters and "reception personnel and assistants to Kae­ song. Front Lines Quiet There was little action on the battlelines v Saturday. The Eighth Army communique reported only light contact as Allied patrols probed the forward areas. But spread across the Korean peninsula were thousands of United Nations and Red troops. If the cease-fire plans go awry, the Chinese and North Koreans might throw thousands of fresh soldiers into an immediate attack. United Nations troops are reported to be ready for whatever comes. U. S. HELICOPTERS READY By Associated Press- SEOUL, Korea, July 7 —United Nations negotiators to preliminary cease-fire talks tomorrow will hop to Kaesong in two helicopters fit the weather is good. If it's bad, they'll jog to tho meeting place in three jeeps. ', Nine helicopter men have been- cilerteil * If the trip is by air, the U. N. conferees will travel in an H-19 capable of carrying ten persons. A second helicopter will carry communications facilities' MJjl tors. <, . Four other helicopters will fly to points near the frontline* to take care of possible emergendts requiring communication. Men from the helicopter unit of the Third Air Rescue Squadron tural displays snouia oe « me .„ *—. — - —' w»— x.e ;i Fa , rg ro»„Vby 9:00 «. m. Tues- gStl'KM, dav ticipation in the most number M pilot pickups behind MNggPgHg 4 -H livestock judging school will DC conducted, with all 4-H youths eligible. A tractor rodeo will be held Friday morning, winding up a series of tractor schools held, during the past year. X - he thought tne "^«WaW^ have no special marldiiig |Ip the pilots would try ^mm^Mi ever the negotiators tw JMW , "but the last word If W*

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