Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 28, 1952 · Page 1
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Member of The Associated Press. 5c Per Copy. Vol. CVX1I, No. 64 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1952 Established January IS, Candidates in Primary Are Put'On Trial' League of Women Voters Told Qualifications for State's Attorney Four male legal minds were put on (rial Thursday night at the YWCA by the League of Women Voters. Stars of the show were the four candidates, in primaries April 8-Iwo from each party— for nomination as state's attorney of Madison county. Paul Zieke, executive director of Alton-Wood River Chapter of the Red Cross, acted as moderator. Kasf candidate was called upon to speak his piece in less than 8 mlnufes. A fair si/ed crowd attended the session which was open to tho public. The crowd filled what chairs were set up in the gymnasium. A spirit of morality hung over Ihe candidates' heads like the Ghost of Christmas Future. From the remarks of each, it was apparent that honesty and a clean record have priority as qualifications for 1he stale's attorney's office, which is regarded as the key enforcement office in the county. Alphabetical Order Candidates were called upon In alphabetical order, with Anlhony W. Daly of Alton and Godfrey, Democrat, the first speaker. Because his statements of principal and later answers in discussion on major points—such as juvenile delinquency and tax deliquenc.y— were appropriate 1o honesty in office, the other candidates who followed were in the of saying "me too," (as Republican candidate Joseph M. DeLaurenti of Edwardsville pointed out). So the order was reversed later and on succeeding major questions, Candidate Daly was on the caboose of the agreement train. Fred P. Schuman of Granite City was the only absent one the four candidates. He was represented by Harold Talley of Alton. Schuman, Talley had told the Women Voter's committee earlier Thursday, was occupied with a previously arranged important political meeting in southern Illinois. Republican candidate Harold O. Gwillim and Daly appeared to present the most unique campaign talks. Gwillim commented that questions of legal training and qualifications—such as were asked by the League in advance of the meeting and printed in a pamphlf-£ —were surface questions. He pointed out that all candidates are law graduates and have claim to various experience—but the important thing, he said, was the moral fiber, the conscience of the candidate. "Greatest need for improvement in office." said Gwillim, "is simple honesty." Among other things, Gwillim staled he feels if there is a condition that the city or county neglects or fails to function on, the state should lake over; that he is opposed to all gambling, public or private and added. "Let's get this gambling question settled, now and for all. Are we going to let it run wide open, closed up, half way? Let's have one policy and keep it." Approaches Vary Gwillim's approach to a campaign speech could be compared to his manner, lean and precise. In Continued on Page 2, Col. 1. On Law Differentiates Between Taverns and Bars in s Two Tots Injured When Struck By Falling Objects Two children were injured in accidents during the past 24 hours by pulling objects over onlo themselves. Both were taken to Alton Memorial Hospital for emergency treatment and one remained there under treatment today. Most seriously injured of the two was Deborah Schwartz, 38-monlh- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Schwartz of 1053 College avenue, who suffered burns to her thighs, arms, and body, when she caught her foot in Ihe cord of an electric coffee maker and pulled the hot water over onto her. The other tot was William H. Thomas, 21-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William H, Thomas sr., of Godfrey, who incurred a laceration of the scalp when he pulled a radio off a table and was struck by the falling object. He was able to leave the hospital after the wound was sutured. Godlewski Tells St. Clair Support John Godlewski, candidate for Ihe Republican nomination for Representative from this district, today explained that he had received the endorsement of both GOP factions in St. Clair county. He has been attacked yesterday as having the endorsement of the McGlynn "machine." He admitted having endorsement of Ihis organization, but: said lie also had the expressed support of the Republican faction headed by James Mc- Roberl, John Hopan, and Russell Beebe. "Having support of both factions." he said, "does not stamp me as a machine candidate. "I welcome the support of all those who see in me the hope of liberty in November." Godlewski recently headed a movement in East St. Louis which challenged and defeated an effort of the city government to build an extensive sewer system without submitting the program to a referendum. Restaurant Prices Fro/en At Feb. 3-6 Level WASHINGTON. March 28, fP — Restaurant: meal prices have been frozen, effective April 7, at their Feb. 3-8 level. Operators must post by April 25 the ceilings on their main food and drink items. The Office of Price Stabilization (OPS) issued the order last night, ft said restaurants could change their prices up or down only on OPS orders. These would be based primarily on significant, changes in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly wholesale food price index. Price Stabilizer Ellis Arnall said he foresaw no general changes in restaurant prices since food costs are "fairly well stabilized." The new regulation replaces an order, in effect about a year, which permitted restaurants to adjust selling prices' at any time to match percentage changes in their food costs. After the Muss Is Over First National Bank, In New Attire, Plans Grand 'Opening 9 Near the end of an extensive— and expensive-remodeling program, First National Bank officials are thinking ahead to a grand opening (although hank operations were never interuptedi within the next few weeks. End of the remodeling is hailed, so it is reported, wilh a sigh of relief by everyone fn Ihe bank, cashiers, clients, the president, vice-presidents, stenos and even (lie people who merely hurry through the corridor to upstairs offices. The worst of the construction, from a peace-and-quiet standpoint, was the operation of the air hammers. The rat-tat-tat sounded regularly through weighty conversations of business and finance. Local dust storms were generated by the labors of the men who tore out things to replace them with more beautiful installations that are better adapted to the bank's expanded business. Much of the work was with marble and steel. One of the major changes was to the floor, which had been marble block, but which was changed to terazzo mosaic. Some facts about terazzo mosaic floors were submitted by request to the Telegraph today, by Homer Kennedy, bank spokesman, who read from a pamphlet this description: "Terazzo mosaic, one of the useful arts and a true mosaic, hud its origin with the Venetians who succeeded the Romans in pursuit of the mosaic industry. The Venetians were export in both marnle mosaic and glass mosaic, flourishing in these arts until the en.i of tb* sixteenth century. They wert not alone great artists, but au Ingenious people for they in- vented terazzo, utilizing smaller pieces of the vari-colored marbles which accumulated, as they worked on their marble mosaic designs. "They mixed these smaller pieces with mortar, spread the mixture over a floor area and then used pumice stone, great quantities of which abound in their country, lo surface off and smooth over this finish, exposing the marbles to the eye in pleasing colors and furnishing a durable wearing surface. . . ." Essentially, that was what was done to the bank floor. That's why it was covered with sand at one time—which the patrons walked through—and that's where some of Ihe dust came from. The bank remodeling was started in August, 1950, with the razing of the building adjoining the bank to the north. Where it stood, an addition has been built. The first floor of the addition adds lobby space, officers' quarters, auditing department and a book vault. On the second lloor of Ihe addition is the bookkeeping department, the auditor's office em- ployes' recreation room, ladies lounge and men's and women's restrooms. In the original bank are new teller's cages (marblel, the safe deposit department has been enlarged on the basement level, a new balcony encircles tho nvuu lobby. On Iho east side of the l>;il- i cony, the trust department i v : located. The loan department is I on the west side, | At the front on the second flor." i is a directors' room and a tru-i ! conference room. A stairway to [the balcony has been installed d ; sidewalk teller's window has been j built. (The sidewalk window may I be put in operation next week). CHICAGO. March 2S --.T The Illinois Liquor Control Commission says it considers "drive-in" tavern service illegal. However. Ihe question hasn't been raised formally for commissioner action. A. (». Geocaris. secretary of the commission, said today that tho commission's views on drive-in service wore expressed in a recent action affirming refusal of the Madison county liquor commissioner to grant a tavern license. The specific reason for refusing the license, Goocaris said, was proximity of Ihe proposed tavern to a church. However, during a commission hearing on tho case at Springfield, Iho applicant said he had planned to operate a drive-in. In a eollareral comment on ils ruling, tho commission said that service to occupants of a row of cars outside an establishment would violate the liquor law provision lhat the operations of Ihe tavern be open lo clear view from Ihe sidewalk. "The commission has held lhat tavern business should be done on Ihe tavern promises." Geocaris told an interviewer. "The commission's primary concern about Ihe drive- in proposal is that it would make it almost impossible to prevent Ihe sale of liquor to minors." Goocaris said the law differentiates on Hie "clear view" provision between taverns and far facilities for hotels and restaurants. March of Dimes In Madison Is State Record Helicopter Air Services for Area Planned Alton, Wood River and Collinsville have been included in an application of the BACA Airlines of Jefferson City to operate helicopter mail, cargo and passenger services in the Greater St. Louis area. Application for a permit to operate the service between this area and Lambert field, as well as for two other lines, has been filed with the Civil Aeronautics Board. J. Raymond Brummett, president, of the company, said the mail and cargo service would be inaugurated as soon as a permit is granted, but that passenger service would be held up, probably for a year or more, until a 10-passenger Sikorsky S-55 helicopter is available to the company. Postmaster Ernest Giehl of Wood River said today that he knew nothing about the contemplated use of helicopters for transporting mail, but that a survey was made recently to determine the amount of air mail business at the local post office. According to the BACA application, service would be set up in three segments, one operating between the airport and downtown St. Louis and Fast St. Louis. Another would operate from the airport to St. Charles, University City, Webster Groves and Kirkwood, while the third would connect Allon, Wood River and Collinsville with Lambert; Field. Move to Block Ambassador to City of Vatican WASHINGTON, March 28 /I 1 — An amendment aimed at blocking the dispatching of any U. S, diplomatic mission to Vatican Cily without Congressional sanction was written inlo Hie stale department money bill today by the House appropriations committee. The amendment was adYiplod ai a closed session by a vole ol 19 to 17. with throe members recorded as "present." Members said it was offered by Rep. Proston (D-Gai. While not specifically mentioning the Vatican, tho amendment prohibits Ihe stale department from using any of its money to maintain "any foreign service post or mission, exclusive of consular posts, in any state or country prior to confirmation by Hie Senate of the first chief mission or other diplomatic representatives to thai stale or country." Weather fienenill.v fair uiiil vvurinrr this iifternonii unit lnnij;ht; parl- Iv cliuul.Y and mild >;ilnrilii\ ; highfit today near (il). Inurs! Sal until ,v morning ulioul til; highest in middle 60s Saturday afternoon. Shippers' fori'i'iDil: .Near freezing north and above freezing all other direction*. Only (look County Tops! Local Total Donation in 1 ( )iV2 Drive Mothers "The 1!V)2 -larch of Dimes In Madison county has broken all records for any county in Illinois, wilh Iho exception of Cook county." re- porlod .tames \V. Kelly, chai"man of Hie Madison County Chapter of Iho National Foundation for T n- fanlilo Paralysis, at Iho annual mooting of Iho chapter :«t Highland Congrogalior nl Church Thursday night. Contributicns of JfiO,658 were reported, with late gills still coming in. This is nil 8S percent increase over last year's total 01 $T_',270. and is about S10.000 more than the amoun' collected in St. Clair county, the larger county tr, the south including Kast SI. Louis. Praises Chairmen Ralph O. Johns, county campaign director from Madison, lauded tho 1952 oil./ campaign chairmen, most of whom were present last night, along wilh many guests who had helped their campaigns. Granite Cily )ecl in the area with $t5,<i20 compared to $6600 last year. The campaign was headed by n. K. Moody and brought, in $4802 from Ihe final night's March on Polio alone. Alton's gift was second to Granile City's, $15,029 compared lo $7:500 last year. James Weaver, chairman; John Greenwood, treasurer; Harold Davidson, container chairman; Leonard Daniel, Tag Day chairman; George Pelerie, 1951 city chairman and county executive board member, and Mrs. Weaver were present representing Alton and the Alton Junior Chamber of Commerce. Miss Mary Gschwend, executive board member, was also present. Other major city donations were Collinsyille, $561:!.68; East Alton $5122.34; Kdwarrtsville $3780.16; Madison $2831.21; Wood River $2,801.45; Roxana $1506.08; Highland $1352.34; Venice $1040.00; and Godfrey $789.15. Kelly's report on the year's activities pointed out. Hint this was one of few organizations which hoped lo put itself out of business soon -by developing a cure for polio. After spending $5,000,000 over 14 years on research, the National Foundation is now testing im- mwiizors which mny be successful in haltine the march of polio. Reports K.vpen»p.i Kelly reported expenses of about $75.000 on patient care in tho county last year, and pointed out that, in spile of the increased drive lolal. Madison county does not yet pay the costs of patient care within its own boarders, and has nol for many years boon able to contribute to the research program. Administrative expenses for tho March of Dimes run under 12 pot- cent of collections nationally. Kelly reported. ;md in Madison county lolnllod only about $150 lasl year. County Treasurer George T. Wilkins gave a full account of 1951 finances. An election of officers was holrl after these reports. All officers and most members of Ihe executive board will servo for anolhor year. Miss Mary Gsch- wond, George C. Petorio, and Dr. Joseph .T. Mira of Alton were re- eleclod to Ihe board, and James Weaver. Alton's campaign chairman, from Wood River, was added to the board. Others elected were James W. Kelly, chairman, Kast Allon; Ralph O. Johns, vice-chairman. Madison; George Wilkins, treasurer, Kdwardsville; John Do j Laurenli. secrelary, Highland: and board members Mrs. A. C. P.lolo- vogol. Worflon; Charles A. Ray Collage Hills; Anton W. Porno, Livingston; Karl Ladd, Granite Cily; Leslie Foreman, Wood I'.IVIT: p.. !•'. Moody. Granite Cjlv: ;uid I). K. Kamm, Collinsvillc. No nflices in Madison county .ire salaried offices. After the general mooting newly elected executive board proved bills tolalling S2.777.8S Prilionl care on 55 of tho case slill under treatment. No ne cases have boon reported for 19.i2 Congressmen In State Race To Be Opposed nv LANK SPRfNdr-'IKJ.n, til.. Mnn-h 2S .V Might of I ho '26 incumbent Illinois congressmen arp opposed for ronomiriation In thr April 8 primary. Most If not nil, nro expected to \vln wKhnul much (rouble, thereby gaining places on the November rloction hnllot alongside tho 11 Republicans nncl seven Democrats whoso cnnrliacios are unconlostod. At lonsl one incumbent rongress- ninn will loso out in tho Novoinhor general election because of I ho l!ir>1 rojippointmont which will out the Illinois delegation in tho Honso from Jfi to 'Jii. Two of I ho incumbents nro running in Iho snmo district the aisl. Only ono Democrat faros primary opposition mid his is nominal. Rep. Adolph .1. Satmth of Chicago is heinR challenged in the "Ih district by Stanley Piochvwic/. Siihnth, 8fi, Is donn of Iho I'. S. llouso with 45 years continuous service. Among the seven Republican congressmen with contests, two up against political veterans are Reps. Robert R. Chiporfiold of Canton imd C. W. (Runt) Bishop of Car- torvillo. Tho leading possibility to upsei Chiporfield is Mayor Molvin Mc- Kny of Rock Island, most populous city of tho 19th congressional district in Northwestern Illinois. •M'ornerod liner Also in the four cornered race are W, Don Jones of Rock Island, who has boon in velernns affairs, and a Knoxvillo man. l.,a- vorn McDnvitl. .lonos entered against. Chiperfield two years ago and was beaten, 4 lo .1. In the slate's far southern district, the 25(11, Bishop's chief opponent is .lames S. Prilchard of Benlon, former Franklin county sheriff. Prilchard served a term as sheriff in Iho 1020's and was elected for anolhor four years in Ifl'tfi. Ho is a navy veteran. A third oandi- dale in liie field is Ray .1. Hawkins of Marion, a retired poslal employee. Hawkins made a little headway against. 'Jishop in the 1950 primary. Single challengers confront Reps. Harold H. Vekle of Pekin in the 18th district; Marguerite Still Church of Kvanston, 13th; Chtvun- coy W. Heed of West Chicago. 14th; 'William K. McVoy of Harvey, 4lh, and Timothy P. Sheeban of, Chica* go, llih. v Comeback aflempfs of three former Democratic congressmen unsealed by Republicans Iwo years ago enlivened (lie primary in the Chicago area. Ridding for ballot listing in the fall and a shot at. regaining their old posts are BarraU O'Hara in (he 2nd district, Neil K. Linehan in I he 3rd and James V. Buckley in the <llh. Lost III 11150 They lost out in the 1 !):">() election to Republican Reps. Richard R. Vail, Fred [•'.. Husbey and McVcy. respectively. O'Hara and Buckley, who live jusl sou ill of Cllicago in Calumet Cily, hJivo scraps for the nomination while Linohan has a clear field. In the southwestern 24lli district comprising Madison and St. Clair counties, Republican primary interest is being slit-red by the bid of a woman, Mrs. Phyllis Stewart Schlafly of Godfrey. (She is the wife of a local attorney). .John T. R. Godlowski of East St. Louis is competing wilh her for the November chance to oppose Rep. Molvin Price of Kast SI. Louis, Democratic incumbent whose renomination is uno.onlostod. Two more incumbents wilh I he green light are Reps. Pel or K. Mack. jr.. Carlimillo Democrat, and Kdward H. Jenison. Paris Republican. They .ire assured ol a November (ighl lor I he seal in the newly formed LMst district, a spruwling xigxag territory carved from Iwo districts by Iho stale legislature in ils 1951 congressional roapporlion- rnenl. Oilier* l.'no|i|mw«l Othoi' Republican incumbents unopposed arc: Richard Vail, Btisbey. Contlniird on I'HRO '•'•• <' ( 'l- '" Gov. Stevenson Ranchers K i 1 1 Lists Reasons v if c". i ror His Stand Slayer In Farm Yard Work" As (lOviTiior *<l, \Yon'i Of; Aids H.V KKI.MAN MOIIIN SPI!IN(il-'tK(,t). III., March 28 .T (lov. Adlai Slovonson ol Illinois explained tho reasons today why ho does nol want to be tho Democratic candidate for president, and indicated Hint ho will resist any efforts (o draft him. There is considerable evidence thiil Slovonson Is President Truman's poi-sotinl choice to succeed him. Slovonson, in an interview wilh Ibis reporter, declined today lo discuss his last conversation with Iho President, Kmrn reliable Illinois sources, however, il was learned that bo is under "very heavy pressure" lo reverse his decision not lo run for the presidency. "1 don't know what more I can do lo make my position clear," Stevenson said. "I have repeatedly said I am running for re-oloo- lion for governor of Ibis stale, and Ih/il's nil. I mil nol filler tho Dom- ocrnlic nominalion for president." He gave those reasons for his position wilh respect to the presidency ; 1. Men - "I talked, wheedled and blackjacked n number of men into coming inlo this stale government. For most of them, il meant a financial sacrifice as well as leaving their businesses. I don't feel, now, that I can walk out on my obligations lo them after, they have agreed lo help me." 2. Personal interests — "I considered gelling out of elective office some months ago. The decision lo run for re-election in Illinois was a hard one. Having made il, I am not going through all that struggle again wilh regard to -a totally different job." 3. Program -• "My work here is not finished. Thai was, and Is, the over-riding consideration with me." (Ho listed re-orgnni/alion of stale government, consolidation of (he stale pattern of higher education, highways, and streamlining ns among the major objectives yet to- be achieved.)" 4. Effect on Hie Illinois primary -- "If I were to withdraw from I his election now, there would be complete chaos here. I am not prepared to do that to the people supporting mo." To Ili-HM Draft Stevenson indionler. thai be would resfsl efforts to draft him for the Democratic nomination. "I'll cross that bridge when T come to it," he said. "1 think everybody knows my position now." Stevenson gives every Impression of complete sincerity, Slovonson says his first duty is to Illinois, lie does not talk nor act like a man trying to gel a presidential nomination wilh a flank maneuver from ambush. He is, however, by bis own clcf- inilion, ' a n internationalist" strongly in favor of the present American foreign policy, especially in Kurope. His friends believe thai. If that program were to be threatened by developments in this year's presidential election, he might change his i-resenl. position. Stevenson's family has been in public life for six generations. He is the fourth Democratic governor elected in Illinois in nearly century. His plurality was 572,- MKRRIMAN. Nob., March 28, .V N'ohraska ranclvrs' guns have set- ilod the score for three of their neighbors shot down in cold blood yesterday. On Hie ranch in Ihe desolate northern Nebraska andhlll.s yesterday, angry members of a posse fli'od bullet after bullet into a sr >d I where .TJ-yoar-old Hindu Kills lay clutching a shotgun. e'innlly they hoarn his muffled voice-. "I'm through, come and got mo." They dragged him out mortally wounded. To officers wh.i bent down to hear tho dying man. Kills gasped an admission Unit he killed Mr. and M.S. (ioorgo Monsingcr and a neighbor, l)oo (iardnor, yesterday morning. "Why? ",lusl Iho ,noa ness in mo," said Kills. Monsingor, 28, was the operator of a iiOOO aero ranch five miles south of Morrimnn. Ho was killed early yoslorday by n shotgun blast liroiiRh I ho front doorway of his arm homo. His wife, Klaine, ?4. wax wounded but reached n tele- ihono and gnvc the alarm. Another ihot killed and wounded her 10- month old bnby. Cardnor, HO, and another neigh- lior, Cliff McDonald, had started for the Monslngor ranch when they met tho assailant, (inrdner was killed by n pistol shoj and McDonald wounded iy a shotgun blast. Ranchers and townspeople helped comb Iho almost roa'llcss sand- tills with planes, jeep., cars and horses. A posse of more than 100 ornored Kills in n shed on Ihe Andy Andersen ranch about six miles from Mensinger's place. Claim Industry Caused WSB's Ruling to Favor Union Demands Earl Shelton's Home Burned Near Fairf ield Kills Three, Self in it-lie i i liilliold MIRDSKYK. Ind., March 28 IVA •!()- year-old Crawford counly farmer killed Iwo neighbors and their mother and then took a fatal 'lose of poison lasl nighl in a feud over a lost billfold. Town Marshal Merle Berg said Russell Hollowoll, admillod be- loro he died that he shot Frank Crocket, .18. his brother, Nolan, 35, and Mrs. Pearl Crocket, 70. FAIRFIKLD, III., March 28 /T nemies of Big Earl • Shelton. ex- garister who has nsked for protection by the Illinois governor, burned the last of his farm build- Ings today. II was the latest In a series of shootings and arsons Shelton claims is aimed at keeping him In self-imposed exile. Neighbors reported they saw the vacant Iwo-slory tenant house or Rig Karl's /ill/ fop farm burning about , r > a.m. They did not repor seeing any one near it. On different nights, nig Karl's .15,000 home was burned after a tin can bomb rouled Karl and his wife Karline; his big barn was burned and fire destroyed Hie homo of his nged, widowed mother, Agnes. Since 1047, a bloody vendetta has thinned the ranks of (he once powerful Shollon clan. Three Shelton brothers Carl, Rornie and Roy have boon slain from ambush. Brothers Karl and Dalta fled their big Wayne county farms without leaving forwarding addresses, done loo, after many unsolved shootings and liros, are the only other blood members of the clan. Rig Karl, who figured in prohibition era gang warring that, took a reported 40 lives, counting Iwo mayors and other lawmen, rc- lurned to the limelight, this week. Seeks Protection ST. LOUIS, March 28 /P — "Big Karl" Shellon, one of the last survivors of Iho notorious Shelton gang of prohibilion days, wants special slale protection from his enemies so that he can operate his big farm. Theodore Link. Post-Dispatch reporter, said yesterday Shollon ask- I od him lo appeal lo (iov. Adlai j Stevenson of Illinois for help. I Link said he'hasn't made up his ! mind what to do. The reporter quoted Shollon as saying "an enemy" patrols his !HJ(J-acro larni near Kairlicld, III., on horseback wilh a shotgun or in ia car wilh a machine gun. The land has been idle since Ilillardy O'Daniel, jr.. a tenant, was wounded in late July. 'nblir Board Members Had to Co With Lnbor n.v N'OKMAN WALKEtt WASHINGTON, March 28 -/Pl he story being told around Iho Vage Stabilization Board Is that lie WSB would have come out .'ilh lower wage boost recommend- Hons in the steel labor dispute if he hoard's industry members had earned up wilh public members. Things were going in that, di- ection in Iho middle of VVSB's onslderallon of Ihe case last week, ccording lo the story told today, ml industry members suddenly lulled up short. The result wax that Ihe public nembers — holding the balance of power and fnccd with n steel strike n three days — finally joined up vilh Inbor members in working ml a deal on n progressive 17'/a cenls hourly pay boost plus other lenofits for CIO steel workers. The 18-membcr WSB has six nembers eaoh representing the public, industry and labor. "The labor boys had us at their nercy," was the way one public member put it. Board members gave reporters an account of what happened with he understanding they would nol 30 named. This is their story: » The case started out when Initial ry members proposing in prfc- imlnary talks a total labor cost ncrease of 13.7 cents an hour. 'The union was asking for 50 cents, or so in all, including 18*4 cents n direct wage increase). fhnngod Minds However, when WSB voting ' Marled. Industry members offerer^ ess (ban (he 13.7 cents. Public members were thinking in ternis of a 20 cent "package" and labor members a 26-cent deal. "ff industry had pushed alone, a little bit more," several public members said, "we could have had a public-industry member majority at less than what we finally came up with. "But when the chips wore down. InBtead'of moving ahead as we expected, the industry members pulled in their horns and wouldn't come to- ; meetrus? .The labor boys had us at their mercy." For « time, there was. even a possibility that there Would be no majority at nil—but that three sets of different recommendations would be filed by public, industry and labor. Thereafter Ihe public members tried lo whillle down labor to the lowest possible figure, according to the story, but came out in the end with n bit more than the public members had figured on. Start Talks NEW YORK. March 28 IP - Bolhlohom SI eel and the CIO Unllerl Sleelworkers met for the first lime lodny on (he controversial Wage Stabilization Board recommendations, but the meeting quickly broke up. Further bargaining was adjourned indefinitely. Thirty minutes after the big negotiations teams went.into a closed session, the meeting abruptly ended. A company spokesman said Ihe reason was "confusion" over he WSB recommendations. The short - lived talks came against a backdrop of a threatened steelworkcrs strike April 8. Bethlehem, the nation's second argest steel company, has, along with other steel firms, turned down he WSB's recommendations for a steel worker wage boost of 17Va cenls an hour, plus other benefits. Tho companies estimate the toial direct cosls of the wage boosts and other recommended benefits would be about 30 cents per employe per hour. When I hey emerged from the huddle at Ihe Hotel McAlpin, a union official said Ihe company had asked "time lo study the rec- Continued on Page 2. Col. 2. Cabbies Becoming Potent Force For Law Witb2-Wuy Radios T('i)ij)iTiilur('!i will average 3-5 degrees above normal. .Normal maximum .V' north, 6'i south. Normal minimum 3! north, 3D south. G-ruduul warming trend Siiturilu.Y uud Suiuhiy wilh little change thereafter. I'recipitu- (ion will uvera^c 1/10 (o 3/10 inche* occurring us shower* v or \\ c<lm>»day. Itiver W Burttii • « n> LXJC» £*ro 195 48 m o.' Sea i.evcl 7 * Stage. 187,7 Ft. Pool 414 66 Fall .87 Ft. Tailwater 413.85 DKCATC'R. 111 . March 28 .1' -• The ifixi driver wilh a Iwo-wav radio in bis cab is becoming a potent lorce lor law arid order. Robber-., who used l<> look upon niillit riding cabbies as hkolv v ic- lirnv arc .thiinmML,' cabs which bear "radio-dispatc bed" signs. And that isn't all. A taxicab pa.-sing a robbery scene oil on j means that the police squad cars ! will be there in a matter of minutes. Recently. Ihe Doealur police department and the Docalur Yellow Cab Co.. owned and managed b> K. i-'rank Bcaman. worked out a semiofficial working agreement. KIM'. the police a*k help ol (/teaman's .'!;") c-ali drivers on certain t\pos ot cases. Decalur Police Chief </lonn Kei- w in sav.s the arrangement has paid nil we'll. In one instance, Kerwin said, u cab driver became suspicious of a passenger, especially j when ho saw the man laler, driving I a car without lights and with no •license plates. I|e radioed bis dis-i pate her. and police picked up an ! aulo thief. j In two oilier cases alarms' broadcast to Ihe call drivers re- i Milled in quick arrests of hil-and- i MM motorists. There have be-on a number of valuable a,>sisls lo police and the public by drivers of radio-dispatched cabs in Roeklord and Chicago where no formal working ! agreements wilh Ihe police exist, i In Chicago recently, a woman; instructed the driver of a cab to; let her off al the lake Iron). When 1 she alighted, .she tossed her wallet lo him, remarking. "Keep the change I won't need money any more." lie- called ins dispatcher, asko'! that police be sent lo the M CMC-, tlicii ran all or the woman. call h.iu; hc-i waist . deep in the cold water. Police arrived quickly to a>sist. In Roeklord a cab driver saw two men breaking into a store His radio call brought police who ar-; rested ihe burglars. j The Accusers The angry priests of Jerusalem fly it Jesus with lashing tongues and accusing fingers — but He stands silent. It's a dramatic moment from the Easter story as seen through the eyes of a judean lad — "A Boy at Calvary" Beginning Monday in The Telegraph On Assembly Lines Navy Ready to Operate 3 New Types of Guided Missies IIV ('. VATK.S A WASHINGTON. March 1!8. /(' -The navy is ready lo operate (or '. tho first, time three kinds of guided missiles lhat already are coming olf product ion assembly lines. Disclosure thai Ihe missiles will ho in service with the lleot in a ; mailer of months was made in testimony on the ")2 billion dollar defense budget made public today by the 1 House appropriations c-om- i mil too. The published testimony of Navy [Secretary Kimliall. Adm. William M. Fechteici, Chief of Naval Opi era)ions, and other officers contains these statements and disclosures : Kimti.ill said that by next ye; r the navy wi h.ui seven different airplanes "superior" lo Ihe Russian Mlli-15 jel .'gluer. All bul Iwo ol these planes arc now flying. The' navy (as were Hie other services i was ordered to prepare its JlirjOU.OUU.OOO budget on the assumption thai the Korean fighting would be over by June 30, and ilia! within six months thereafter Iho naval and marine forces over there will have been deployed else* whore. The navy has not requested doos not want operating bases in j .Spain. Admiral Fechteler said the ; navy could use some ammunition i and fuel storage dumps in Spain ! and anchorage righls in Spanish , harbors, but no fleet operating bases. Vice Adm. John H. Cassady, I uty chief of naval operations fay j air. named the new guided mi85Jle« ; thiii will go into operational use 1 (his year as "Terrier 1," "Sparrow 1." and "Regulus." The first two ( are for defense against attack i planes. The last named was listed : by the admiral as ihe first "often* jsive" guided missile. It will be used i by ships against other ships or ! against shore targets. (Another admiral recently told ft congressional group that the s 'Sparrow" could knock out a lane three or foujr milei rov ipla

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