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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Member of The Associated Press. Sc Pet Copy. Vol. CXVII, No. 117 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1952 Established January 15, 1S36. Gary Asserts State Will Push Belt Highway Denies Department Has Plans to Balk Construction The stale division of highways is enger to build Alton's bellline highway and will do so as soon as possible—though that isn't likely to be this year. The Telegraph had this word from Jesse Gary, East St. Louis district highway superintendent, today. Gary was replying to nn assertion in the Telegraph's editorial column Tuesday night that some persons in the highway division might be so planning it that insurmountable opposition could arise in the community. Gary sought further to clear some of the confusion he said he believed must have g_rown up regarding the highway's route through North Alton to cause recently arising objections to the project. Little right of way will have to be taken by the project along Elm street, he said. Objections Lodged Some objection had been lodged against the highway because of what he viewed as misinterpreted indications. The Telegraph informed him many residents of Elm street had seen stakes in their yards close up to their front porches. That naturally had assumed these marked the edge of the proposed beltline. He explained that most of these were not boundary marks. Rather, they were guides to engineers mapping the project. The engineers, he said, had divided the route into 100-foot sections lengthwise to make surveying and mapping easier. It wasn't possible to leave marks of these sections in mid-street. So stakes were driven in yards along the way. He quickly said, however, that not all the stakes noted in front yards were for this purpose—but most of them were. In fact, he said, between 90 and 95 percent of the so-called freeway's length along Elm street could be built without encroaching on private property. The property acquisition will have to be made largely where the route cuts across from Delmar to Elm. street and straightens out onto Elm. The Telegraph suggested it would be an excellent idea to set up a 30 minute or one-hour tour of the area for interested parties, to show them just where lines would be drawn. Parking Problem Reminded that the parking problem, particularly in front of the Elm Street Presbyterian Church, was a difficult one, he admitted it. He emphasized, however, that the city, itself, not the state, would be enforcing the no-parking rule in the corporate limits. This revived the memory of his questioner on the West Third street parking situation. It was recalled the state has assisted the city in paying for repaving of that and East Broadway and Piasa street. At that time the state had agreed to the assistance but had asked the city to establish parallel parking on West Third. Angle parking was established there from the start, and only recently, after years of traffic jamming there, was the state even able to influence the city to modify the angle so more traffic lane could be provided. Of course, Gary reminded, the Continued on Pane 2, Col. 2. Register Protest 80 Northside Residents List Grievances on Belt Highway Part of Union Office Loot Is Found-No Cash A plastic change tray, some papers, nnd checks totalling $2-11.66 were found and brought to police at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday by Pau Schneider, 3713 Horn avenue. The checks were part of the loot taken in the Tuesday night burglary of the Hotel and Restaurant Employes and Bartenders union office in the Faulstich building. The $1128.65 in cash reported missing after two gray colored money boxes were stolen from r metal cabinet has not been recovered. Schneider said he found the tray and checks on McAdams Memorial Highway, about half-way to Clifton Terrace. With the checks were four insurance policies. The robbery occurred Tuesday night, when the intruder or intruders gained entrance to the union office by breaking the glass of the office door. A collection of mem bership dues had been made the day before. Young Shopper's Plans Thivarted By Policeman Tiny Becky Crow, 3 Mr. and Mrs. Orvel daughter of L. Crow, 9 West Delmar avenue, met Patrolman John Eichorn Wednesday noon on the policeman's North Alton beat. The policeman recognized Becky, for she had wandered off from home once before. "Where are you going?" Eichorn asked. "Shopping," said Becky firmly. "Well, have you run away again?" asked Eichorn. The child insisted she was shopping. "How would you like to have me take you home?" asked Eichorn. Becky was adamant. She wanted to do her "shopping." Finally, reluctant Becky got in Eichorn's car and soon they found Becky's mother searching the neighborhood for her. Mrs. Crow said today Becky had been at home for a few minutes prior to 12 noon and, when lunch was ready, she looked for her daughter and couldn't find her. "Thank goodness, Johnny Eichorn knew her," Becky's mama said: "She did that once before." The mother said Becky had decided to go shopping—for a lollypop. OPS Checking Potato Black Market Deals MOLINE, 111., May 29. (#)—The Office of Price Stabilization is investigating a potato black market in 34 northern Illinois counties. Legal action may result. John M. Kerwin, Peoria OPS district director, said lhat Rock Island county is one of the 34 being investigated. He said volume sales were being looked into and "before we're through anyone who has made money by selling potatoes above ceiling prices will pay a penalty." In Washington, the OPS said it had filed legal action against an unnamed Illinois firm in a drive to stamp out alleged illegal deal- Ings in white potatoes. India, Philippines Sign Pact NEW DELHI, India, May 29, fl> —A friendship treaty between India and the Philippines will be signed in Manila June 12, Foreign office sources said today. Negotiations began in 1949. Scented Memories Fragrant Jasmine Buds Sent From Texas By Altonian In the 50 years ago column last evening was recalled the arrival of a box of 1000 Cape jasmine buds from Granbury, Tex., which had been sent by W. H. Catts, a native of Alton and long a resident of Granbury, Tex. The Cape jasmine buds were sent by Catts to be used for decorating graves of the Confederate veterans who had been buried in the old Confederate burying ground after dying as prisoners in the Alton prison. Fifty years ago the cemetery was lost, to mind of most people hereabouts. But to Mr. Catts, a Union army veteran the burial ground was not forgotten. Catts was a drummer boy at the age of 14 in the 10th Illinois volunters which svas organized in the Alton neighborhood. At the time when Catts first began stirring up old memories of his native town, nothing was being done to reclaim the old cemetery. The burial ground had become a neglected cow pasture. The arrival of the Cape jasmines —the shipment of 50 yrs, ago was the third Mr. Catts had sent, aroused deep interest. The strewing of the flowers on the burial ground was done under the auspices of a group of women eligible to become members of the Daughters of Confederate Veterans. Soon thereafter the Federal government set about reclaiming the old cemetery, clearing it up and leaving it in a tidy condition. Then there was erected a fence also a nice monument to serve as a me- moral and Inscribed in bronze tablets were the names of all the Confederates who had died in the Alton prison and were buried in the old cemetery. Long since Mr. Catts has been dead. Perhaps he did very little in his life to distinguish himself greatly, but the old cemetery and the monument there to the Confederate dead will be a lasting reminder of him. In his early boyhood he had resided at what is now Central and Pearl streets, the southwest corner. His father was a Methodist minister, the Rev. S. B. Catts. One mark of distinction for Mr. Catts was that he revisited Alton at the age of 81, and he then proudly told some old friends here that he was rearing a brand new family and, as a starter, at the age of 81 he was father of a newborn baby at his home in Granbury, Tex. Though a Union veteran he had settled down in Texas where the population was entirely ex-Confederate, or their sympathizers, and he had become a man of great influence in the Granbury neighborhood notwithstanding that he was northern in his origin and a veteran Union soldier. The last time he was in Alton he reaped long delayed honors as the prime mover of the then completed reclamation of the old Confederate cemetery. At that time he was attending a Grand Army of the Republic reunion being held in Alton. More than 80 Northside residents crowded the council chamber of Ihe city hall, Wednesday evening, whore their three spokesmen, Al Meyer, Joseph L. Rain, and Harry L. Meyer, were granted the floot to present remonstrances and objections to the state highway department proposal for the 4-lanc "Alton bell route" which would be a modified freeway with a complete ban on parking privileges. As one of the aldermen noted, II was "the biggest crowd of spectators at a city council meeting since the inaugural of Mayor Linkogle." An hour and 40 minutes of din- russion and debate, in which aldermen freely joined, took place bo- fore the "panning" of Ihe highway department's proposal was terminated by adoption of a resolution calling for a thorough study before the council undertakes to make any decision. The resolution, unanimously passed, was offered by Alderman Parker, with a second of Alderman Wotstein, and was in substance as follows: "That the city make no final commitment relative to the belt highway on Elm street until a definite solution has been made as to school and church underpasses, street lighting and stop-go lights, congested intersections and parking adjacent to present churches, schools, business areas, and residential areas not 'alleyed' areas. "Further, that the mayor, city engineer, and street repairs committee and aldermen of the wards in which the highway is contemplated hold a meeting before June 9 for the sole purpose of studying the situation and bring in a report at the next council meeting (June 11) for the purpose of letting the state highway department know the feeling of the city council on said highway." After the floor had been granted the three spokesmen for protesters, who had sent written applications to Alderman Warren as mayor pro tern, Mayor* Linkogle called Al Meyer to the rostrum, but suggested he defer speaking until a letter to the mayor from the district highway engineer might be read. "I'd like to have the letter come first so we all will know what is being discussed," Linkogle explained. Meyer assented. The letter then read by the clerk was one received by Mayor Linkogle from District Engineer Gary last Saturday outlining the routing and general plans for the 44-foot belt route from State and Delmar to Route 140, and containing the Programs in 4 Cemeteries for Memorial Day Parades to He Hold in Upper Alton and Downtown (Continued on Page 15, Col. 4) Extension of Sewer Control Eyed by Council Laid over for study after "first reading" in the city council, Wednesday night, is an amending ordinance, relating to the city code provisions on sewers and drains, t vhich would make it unlawful for anyone within a mile of the city imits to contribute to an insani :ary drainage condition. The ordinance would make It un- awful to "maintain, permit, cause, or contribute in anyway to an open drain" or to "unsightly, nauseous, or unhealthful conditions by failing properly to dispose of sewage or refuse both with- n the city and at any point with- n one mile of the city limits." A penalty of $25 to $200 for conviction on a violation is provided. The pending ordinance is predicated on a state law giving cities he right of control over insanitary situations about their immediate environs. Adopted unanimously .was a report of the real estate committee recommending that the council agreed to sale of a 2-lot tract at he northeast corner of Third and Easton in Court square as requested by the Ursuline Sisters, through a letter from J, C. Fallon, :o permit expansion of Marquette High $2500 tion. The council then passed a resolution that an ordinance be enacted selling the tract specified in the report to the Ursuline order at [2500. Such a sale would require action by ordinance, state law provides. As recommended by the finance iommittee, the council affirmed award of a contract to C. J. Schlosser to make an audit of the city's financial books. Schlosser had met with the committee Monday, offering to make a now required audit at cost, estimated at cost, estimated at $1000 to $1200. Approved for use of the streets department in the annual street maintenance program was the >urchase (from the low bidder, 3aughman Manufacturing Co., of Jerseyville,) of two to four roller- drum spreaders for attachment to city trucks at $300.25 ea-'u The devices will be used to spread dirt and sand. Deferred for later action was a resolution to leave city scalehouse Demises at 1504 East Broadway to Sari Manns, city weighmaster, for uch a term and rental rate as the council might determine reasonable and proper. School facilities, and that be accepted as compensa- Memorial day, formally observed for more Ihnn 80 years, will be marked in Alton Friday with forenoon and afternoon street processions and exercises in two cemeteries, field masses in the Catholic cemeteries, and by flag-raising and salutes to the veteran dead in all burial grounds. The day will be a public holiday. The postoffico and municipal offices will be closed, as will also the schools. Business in general will suspend, but most stores will be open tonight because of the Friday holiday. There will be no publication of the Telegraph. Opening the day will be flag- raising ceremonies in all cemeteries under the plan sponsored for several years by Alton Memorial Day Council. Wayland Britt nnd James McKee of the VFW have taken charge of this program for the council. Starting at 8 a. m., in National cemetery on the easterly slope of Alton cemetery, a chaplain and firing squad will carry out the ceremony, then visit other Alton cemeteries and also Rocky Fork and Wood Station cemeteries. The flag svill be raised and lowered to half staff; prayer will Jbe offered, a salute will be fired and "taps" sounded. Godfrey Legion post will conduct somewhat similar rites in Melville, Valhalla, Godfrey, and Mason cemeteries. Solemn memorial masses will be sung in the two Catholic cemeteries. Mass at St. Joseph's cemetery will be at 9 a.m., and at St. Patrick's cemetery at 10. Because Friday is a patriotic holiday, Catholics of the diocese of Springfield have been dispensed from the obligation to abstain from meat. Announcement was made from the office of Bishop William A. O'Connor at Springfield. Following tradition of more than a half century the Upper Alton program will be a forenoon event. A street parade will move from the Brown and Main street intersection at 9 a.m. to Oakwood cemetery where formal exercises will be held. Details of the program will be found in the Upper Alton news column. . . . The "downtown" program is set for the afternoon. A parade will move at 1:30 from the World Wai- monument in Riverside park by way of Broadway and Pearl street to National cemetery where the exercises are slated for 2:15, with Ralph Smith as speaker. Jason Bramhall as chairman for Memorial Day Council will be'in charge. The parade is to form in three sections with Col. Charles H. Moore, commandant of Western Military Academy, as'grand marshal. The first section will be entirely motorized. In the van will be massed colors of veteran organizations, and a firing squad, Alton Municipal band, city officials and speakers. Other units will include a police motorcycle escort, fire department, and cars carrying the Gold Star Mothers, WRC, DUV, LGAR, Circles 126 and 127, Alton State Hospital veterans, and DAV. The second section is to be led by Alton Post Drum & Bugle Corps, and include the VFW, Legion Posts 126 and 354, Marine Corps League, and Coast Guard League. In the third section, headed by Alton High School band, will be American Legion and VFW auxiliaries, the Red Cross and miscellaneous units. The program at the National plot will include traditional rendition of the GAR Memorial Day ritual. Thomas Butler, former mayor and one-time Legion commander, will be master of ceremonies. Municipal band will provide an instrumental prelude. The Rev. Father Casimir F. Gierut, assistant pastor of St. Patrick's Continued on Pago 2, Col. 3. Senate Passes ForcignAidBill Of 6.7 Billions fly ,10K HAM, WASHINGTON. May 2fl. ,V—The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a $6.700,000,000 foreign aid hill but the mutual security program is almost sure to be cut further before any money actually becomes available. The final Senate vole on passage last night was (M to 10 with .1!) Democrats and 25 Republicans joining in support of the measure to aid America's friends all over Hie world. Nine Republicans and one Democrat. Olin Johnston (SO. said "No." But I he bill now goes into conference with the House which voted last Friday, 245 to 110, to authorize the spending of $6,163,000.000 in the fiscal year starling this July 1, This 537-miIlion dollar difference between the two branches means lhat an additional cut in the Senate total is almost inevitable. Then, after the compromise authorization measure is passed, the law-makers will get another crack at the program when an appropriations bill actually making the money available is debated. President Truman asked for $7,900,000,000, declaring this was the minimum needed for America's security. He had been sharply critical of the cuts voted by the House. The bulk of the money in the authorization bill is for direct military assistance designed to equip the forces of American allies in Western Europe and elsewhere. Late in yesterday's session, Sen. Long (D-La) was able to gel through a 200-million reduction by a 37 to 34 vote, partly because half a dozen senators voting against cuts had gone home. Earlier Long's proposal for a 400-million cut lost 40 to 37. An amendment by Sen. Welker (R-Ida) to cut the bill by a half-billion was defeated 41 to 33. Several GOP senators supporting Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the Republican presidential nomination joined with a majority of Democrats to defeat all but the 200-million-dollar cut. Eisenhower had advised Congress against any substantial reductions beyond the one billion dollars voted in Senate committee. Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, Eisenhower's leading opponent for Ihe nomination, voted for all of the reductions proposed yesterday. U. S. Has Record Crop Of Physicians in '51 CHICAGO, May 29. UP) — The United States had a record high number of 211,680 physicians at the end of 1951, the American Medical Association reported today. This was a gain of 2640 over 1950. The,figures showed 6282 persons obtained licenses to practice for the first time, but that 3642 deaths of doctors were reported during the year. Ex-Slave Dies at 114 INWOOD, N.Y., May 29, !P — Death of Mrs. Nettie Jenkins, onetime Negro slave, at the age of 114 was announced yesterday by Nassau county health officials. She died April 27. Officials said they deferred the announcement until family records convinced them that Mrs. Jenkins' age was given correctly. Governor Replies To Alton Graduate Dick Connell, a member of the Marquette High School graduating class, sent to Gov. Adlai Stevenson an invitation to attend commencement exercises. Connell is not personally acquainted with the governor. Connell, a Telegraph circulation department employe, Wednesday proudly displayed a reply from the governor, expressing the executive's regret that he could not attend because his duties required him to be in Springfield on that date. The letter was signed by the governor. Fear Infection South African Hospital v Puts Aged TB Patient Out on Ground By ARTHUR CJAVSHON CAPETOWN, South Africa, May 29, /P — A spokesman for Gorett Sehuur Hospital confirmed today that a 65-year-old colored man suffering from tuberculosis had been taken from the hospital and abandoned on the Cape Mountainside Tuesday night. Colored in South African usage is a person of mixed race. The spokesman, a senior official who declined to be identified, said he gave the order to evict Willie Jacobs, and leave him in the open. He said he took this action to impress on provincial government authorities that Grotte Sehuur Hospital has no facilities for treating infectious disease patients and adequate accommodations should be provided, The official said he took "full responsibility" for his action. An ambulance driver who said he left Jacobs beside a bush in the wintry air on the mountainside above Capetown told his story to reporters with tears in his eyes. He said Jacobs was so weak he I could not have walked and crawled away into the bushes. A social worker who found Jacobs the next day arranged accommodation for him in a private home in Capetown. The social worker described the hospital's action as "one of the most shocking cases to come to notice—even a dog could expect better treatment." Grotte Sehuur is Cape Province's largest hospital. A spokesman said it does take in colored patients normally. A hospital statement said it has strict regulations not to take infectious disease cases and did so at the risk of disciplinary action. Jacobs was placed in the casualty ward of the hospital on Monday night "at the great risk of infection to nurses, staff and patients' 1 while they unavailingly sought alternative outside accommodation for him, the statement said. It added: "On Tuesday night we could no longer risk keeping him at Ihe hospital and simply had to send hint away." 3 Million Reds To Strike in Protest on DuclosVArrest Commie Boss Charged As Plotliiijr Apainsl French Security By PRESTON OtlOVKR PARIS, May 29, /I' - The Communist-dominated General Confederation of Labor (CGTi tonight called on its three million members to strike in protest against Ihe arrest of Communist Boss Jacques Duclos. The COT executive board called for a strike "in defense of peace, bread and liberty" as the public prosecutor ordered an immediate inquiry into the affairs of Duclos to see whether he should be prosecuted for plotting against the national security. Duclos was arrested last night after bloody Communist riots against Gen. Matthew B, Ridgway resulted in the killing of a worker the serious in.iury of 17 others and injuries to 200 police. He was charged with carrying a gun and ordered to jail to await trial. The prosecutor's order also named Andre Still, editor of the Communist newspaper L'Humanite, one of the Red newspapers seized by the government for inciting rioting. Shortly after the prosecutor issued his order an examining magistrate formally charged Duclos with plotting against the internal security of France—a charge which could be punishable by exile. Duclos was moved to Frcsnes prison on the southern outskirts of Paris immediately after the charge was read to him. The CGT call for a strike did not set a time, but it was apparent from the text of the appeal that immediate action was demanded. Nine hundred or more Communists were arrested here and in Marseille, Bordeaux and other French cities during demonstrations against the new NATO general. Police began a broadening crackdown on the Communists today and seized many editions of Communist newspapers throughout the country. Duclos, a member of parliament and the party's secretary general was nabbed at the height of the rioting in an automobile in which police said they found a loaded revolver, a blackjack, two carrier pigeons and a radio geared to intercept police orders. Completely calm during questioning by the police commissioner today, .Duclos maintained the gun belonged to his chauffeur. As the cabinet met to discuss security measures, sources close to the interior ministry indicated Duclos, a member of the French parliament, would be charged with an attempt against the intei'nal security of the state. Interior Minister Charles Brune said last night the government had proof of an "organized and permanent conspiracy by the Communist troops." News Alakcs Ilciidlines News of the arrest was blazoned today on the front pages of the Communist press. Seizure of the papers apparently was ordered to lessen incitement to further rioting. The Paris rioting centered around the Place De La Rcpubli- que, where a police cordon barred demonstrators trying to hold a planned demonstration against Ridgway. The firing occurred at the nearby Gare De 1'Est (East Station) when several hundred demonstrators charged a barrier of about 30 police. Russia Expected to Say No to Arms Reduction UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., May 29, W> — Russia today was expected to give a quick rejection to the West's new plan for ceilings on military forces. Quarters usually familiar with Soviet, views said the Russians undoubtedly would stick to their own demands for a flat one-third cut in the armed forces of the five big powers. The new western proposal, laid before the UN disarmament commission yesterday, culls for ceilings of one, and one-half million men each for the United States, Russia and China, and 800,000 each for Britain and France, Soviet delegate Jacob A. Malik will make known Russia's position next Tuesday. Wont Dior Generally fair this afternoon; increasing cloudiness tonight becoming partly cloudy to cloudy Friday with occasional showers or thundershowers by afternoon or evening; highest today near 75; lowest Friday morning about 55; highest in afternoon near 80. River Prisoner Killed Accidentally at KojeComponnd KOJE ISLAND, Korea, May 29, .1'—A North Korean Red prisoner was killed and another wounded slightly today when an American guard accidentally fired an auto- .mnlic rifle into compound 66 of the United Nations prisoner of war camp No. 1. A spokesman for the camp com- mmidrr said the mishap occurred Iwn hours after UN "roops, wielding bayonets and using tear gas bombs, had broken up a prisoner parade, foiled a Red attempt to cut a new gate In an inner barbed wire fence and torn down the POtt'S' ramshackle command post and dispensary. Camp officers said no shots were fired by the troops who had entered the compound enrlier. The accidental shooting came when U.S. guards were changing places tonight in a high wn ten tower at the rear of the compound. The automatic weapon sprayed bullets into the middle of the compound. The Reds began parading this afternoon in the compound, where 2700 officers and enlisted orderlies are held. At least 100 U.S. and British infantrymen entered the enclosure shortly after on orders of Col. Henry Taylor, Washington, D.C., deputy commander of the United Nations Koje island prison camp. They broke up the demonstration with tear gas bombs and drove the Reds into the center of the compound. Then they systematically ripped apart the two metal shacks serving as the POWS' command post and dispensary. The Reds apparently staged the disturbance In an attempt to force Brig. Gen. Haydon L. Boatner, camp commander, to visit the compound and confer with them, a camp spokesman said. The spokesman added that Boatner received "a long, abusive, insulting, demanding letter" from the compound leader two days ago. The general never answered it because the letter violated Boatner's rules that messages to him from POWS must be "brief, courteous and to the point." Thousands of Youthful Reds Invade Berlin BERLIN, May 29 /P — Ten to fifteen thousand young Communists surged into West Berlin late today and at least 1,000 of them clashed with club-swinging West Berlin police. The Communists barged into the western sectors in an obvious rabble-rousing effort to exert pressure because of West Germany's signing of the European army pact and a peace contract with the svest- ern powers. The propaganda assault broke out in the boroughs of Kreuzberg and Neukoelln in the American sector. The downtown business area suddenly filled with thousands of teenagers from the adjacent Sovet sector just as the clay's shopping was ending. They streamed in from five avenues as the strcts were black with workers going home. The youths behaved well enough, but about 1,000 older and brawnier Communist laborers suddenly touched off trouble by spreading leaflets at Kottbusser Tor (Gate to Kottbuss). Anthony Eden, the British foreign minister, was in Berlin to underscore the determination expressed by the West to protect and defend its residents from Communist attack. He told the West Berlin city parliament that "we shall not be influenced" by Communist: threats over the signing of the peace contract with West Germany at Bonn and the European defense treaty in Paris. Today the East zone Communist government rerouted all telephone calls between the Soviet zone and West Germany, permitting them to tap lines at will. Truman Asks 3 7V Billions for Atom Facilities Major Expansion Needed Because of Russian -Stand WASHINGTON, May 29, ft — President Truman today asked Congress for $3,341,000,000 for a "major further expansion" of atomic production facilities. The money, in the form of a supplemental appropriation, would go to the Atomic Energy Commission and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Truman said, in a letter to House Speaker Rayburn, the expansion Is necessitated by the fact that "the Soviet Union has shown no disposition to cooperate in an international program for control and regulation of armaments." Lacking international control of atomic energy, he added, "the national security and the security of the free world demand that we maintain and increase our leadership in this field." For Fiscal Year The President asked the funds for the fiscal year starting July 1. At the same time, he declared: "The United States stands ready to move ahead on the United Nations plan or any other plan that is no less effective in controlling atomic energy and thereby insuring the prohibition of atomic weapons." Son. McMahon (D-Conn), chairman of the Senate - House atomic energy commission, said in January that Truman had decided to recommend an atomic expansion. McMahon had been advocating a six-fold expansion, to about six billion dollars a year, but acknowledged then he didn't expect Truman to go along with a program of that size. Any expansion presumably would not. only speed up additions to the U.S. stockpile of conventional A- bombs, both of World War II and smaller size, but would permit pushing ahead with greater speed the development of new military uses. Based on Recommendations Without going into detail, the President said the expansion plan was based on recommendations of a special committee of the National Security Council, which received advice from the military chiefs of staff. Truman told Rayburn: "The new facilities, which .will provide greater capacity for the production of fissionable materials and for the fabrication of such materials into atomic weapons, will will strengthen our atomic energy program over and above the expanded program initiated during the course of the past two years. I recommend that we undertake this new expansion promptly. "The total cost of the new facilities required, including those to be , constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority for power generation and transmission, is estimated at approximately 4.2 billion dollars for construction over a period of about five years, of which a major portion is needed at this time. "The funds required to complete the construction program and to operate the resulting plants will be requested in future budgets. Widow, 60, Loves Birds; But Neighbors Don't LOS ANGELES, May 29, </P) — Mrs. Leola Cnson, 60-year-old widow, is strictly for the birds. But her neighbors aren't. They've sued her for $14,750. Mr. nnd Mrs. Jeff C. Earlywine of nearby Inglewood complain that since Mrs. Cason put a bird bath in her back yard two years ago nnd began scattering crumbs and seeds, Mrs. Enrlywine hasn't dared hang out her wash. The couple claims damage to house, shrubs, fence and pence o£ mind. The suit, filed yesterday, says birds — including "thousands of seagulls"- and mice, rats and migratory animals flock to partake of Mrs. Cnson's goodies. Mini! Bnir/oll KxpocU Child NKW YORK, May 29. UP)—Mlml BonzeII, former Metropolitan Opera soprano, said yesterday she expects her first child in early fall. Miss Beiuell is married to concert agent Walter Gould. New Home Worker Army Converts Arid Land Into Farm in 17 Hours (Zero 395.48 m. c.i Lock 4D»m 28 W. Bureau 7 a. m. Sea Level 7. a m. Stage 14.14 Ft. Pool 416.96 Fall Al Ft. Tailwater 40S.62 Telegraph Will Not Publish Memorial l)uy The Telegraph will not publish tomorrow, May 30, Memorial Day. MOSES LAKE, Wash., May 29, /P -An army of workers swarmed over a rough and dusty piece of land near here this morning to turn it into a going farm in less than 17 hours. Their $75,000 fann-in-a-day symbolizes the coming of irrigation water to the first of a million acres of fertile sagebrush land in the Columbia river basin. At 12:01, a rocket bomb signalled the start of the operation. Floodlights went on and workmen with center beams and studding for a modern seven - room farmhouse moved into action. If everything goes on schedule, Donald Dunn, his wife and two daughters will receive the keys to their new farm home, equipped with sprinkler irrigation, cows, chickens, barns and even a full icebox early this evening. At the same time, reclamation commissioner Michael Straus will preside over the ceremony of turning the irrigation water from a lateral of the huge Columbia basin irrigation network onto Dunn's farm. Dunn won't have to pay a penny for the farm. A war veteran, he was flooded out of his Marion, Kan., farm last summer and was chosen by the Veterans of Foreign Wars as the most worthy to receive the 110-acre farms. All the materials and labor were donated. Fifty-five building con? tractors sent men to build the house, machine shed, cattle shed and chicken house. There's just one possible hitch in all the plans. Mrs. Dunn might not be able to spend the first night in their new home because she is expecting a baby any day, perhaps today. 1 /»

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