Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 4, 1952 · Page 1
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH ••a Member of The Associated Pftesi. Sc Per Copy. Vol. CXVII, No. 121 ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, JtJNE 4, 19S2 Established Jirttiify If, GAAC Urged to Scan Seawall Finance Plans Group Asks Study After Conference With Engineeru | WMMMMMMWMMMMM* A look Into the possibilities of meeting local responsibilities Involved In building a protective "seawall" In the West End was urg\:d upon the Greater Alton Association of Commerce by its national affairs committee Tuesday. The national affairs committee met for a two-hour luncheon .conference with Col. F. E. Ressieu of the United States Army Corps of Engineers to hear from him details of the proposal seawall project. In the conference were three former mayors of Alton—two of whom, Loo J. Struiff and Harold Wadlow, had had the same project brought to their attention during their administration. The third, T. W. Butler, had been in the mayor's chair when the lock ,and dam project was undertaken. Local Share $800,000 As told by the Telegraph before, the share of local financial responsibility for the seawall would run about $880,000, according to the Corps of Engineers' estimates. This would cover such things as alterations to present sewers and perhaps construction of new ones to meet the new conditions. The seawall, extending from the upper end of the Wood River damage levee to Ihe bluffs at the foot of Mill street (just west of Uncle Rernus park), would be designed to hold out a river stage eight feet higher than the all-time 1844 record, and provides two feet more freeboard. This factor aroused some questioning on the part of the committee. Col. Ressieu said engineers held this excess of protection necessary in view of modern runoff conditions in the Mississippi and Missouri valleys. * Col. Ressieu gave a more detailed description of the proposed structure than has been available hitherto. It would begin as a levee structure, similar to the Wood River levee, and connecting with that structure. That would extend for about 870 feet to the road leading to the lock and dam, then change to a reinforced concrete wall structure, which would reach about 13 feet above ground level. Type-of Structure Above the locks guidevvall it would change to a cellular type piling structure, filled with pumped in sand, then would change again to a reinforced concrete structure which would turn inland at two points: One to throw a closure structure across one leg of the proposed McAdams highway and Illinois Terminal, < and farther up, to cross the inner leg of the McAdams highway with another closure structure. The Engineers' share of the cost would be $3,306,000. Questioned as to local financing methods, Col. Ressieu pointed out it might be done in one of several ways. The city, itself, mighi undertake responsibility, and sometimes levee districts could assume the load. Pressurizing of present sewers, and building of new ones capable of being pressurized, would be among the items under local responsibility, 'Later the local agency would be responsible for operation and maintenance. Included in the maintenance operations would be a pumping station designed now for 290,000 gallons per minute capacity, to take care of surface drainage within the lower area of the basin. Tax Collections Soar Toward Million Mark With a total of $951,574.48 collected of the currently due Alton township personal and real estata taxes at the close of Tuesday, it appeared the city treasurer's office today would take in enough payments to go over the million dollar mark. Taxes will be collected up to and including June 21. Office hours daily, except Saturday, are 8 to 5 and, on Saturday, 8 to 12. As this month opened, more than half the total charged on the Alton tax books had been collected. Tuesday's tax payments totalled $54,494.73. Love joy Group Chartered SPRINGFIELD, 111. — Secretary of State Edward J. Barrett today issued a charter to ELIJAH PARISH LOVEJOY MEMORIAL, 2215 Tibbett street, Alton, Jesse L. Cannon, James M. Bailey, Joseph A. Brewer, to perpetuate the memory of Elijah P. Lovejoy. Weather Alton and vicinity: Partly cloudy and continued warm tonight and Thursday with like, lihood of occasional thunder* showers tonight and Thursday; afternoon temperatures in mid 80? tomorrow; lowest Thursday morning about 65- River Sluget <Z«rQ 386-48 m. C.) Uwk *D<u» is Stage*9 U 84*it!' Pool 418.82 Rise .95 Ft. ' Tailwater 405.32 Hearings Open I. T, Head Tells of Losses in Operating Passenger Trains Muny Band in First Concert On Thursday With school for the year still In its dying throes, the Alton Municl* pal Band gets away to an early opening for its season at RJverview Park Thursday night. The concert will be repeated Sunday night at 8 at Rock Spring Park. It will be sporting a new director and a new manager when it lakes the platform at the blufflop park and starts playing at 8 o'clock. Jean McCormick, Roxana. a high school band director in the St. Louis area, and formerly of Roxana High, takes over the podium, succeeding Leroy Dalhaus, who resigned to devote more of his time to a business he has established in the last two years. George Loveless, long-time member of the band, tdbk over management of the organization last winter, succeeding Lester "Duke" Parker. McCormick is introducing a new feature to the band concerts. He calls it "Hymn Of the Evening." No advance announcement of the hymn will be published in the weekly program. It will be saved as a surprise for each concert. And maybe, adds McCormick, the audience may want to sing it. Featured soloists \Thursday night will be Mrs.- Alberta Kennedy, soprano, member of the Cherry Street Baptist choir, and Don Schlueter, regular trumpet player of the band. The program: March, "Black Jack," Huffer. Selection, "Song of Norway," Wright-Forrest. Symphonette, "Pavanne," Gould. Overture, "Golden' Dragon," King. Selections, (a) "The Bells of St. Mary's, Adams; (b) "Alice Blue Gown," McCarthy. Trumpet solo, "Trumpeter's Lullaby," Anderson—(Don Schlueter.) Hymn of the Evening. Vocal Selection, "Thine Alone," Friml—- (Mrs. Alberta Kennedy, soprano. ) Selection, "Begin the Beguine," Porter. March, "Stars and Stripes Forever," Sousa. Seek Approval Of 7.9 Billion In Foreign Aid WASHINGTON, June 4, £>— Congressional leaders today called for early approval of a foreign aid Authorization bob-tailed about 1% billion dollars below the $7,900,000,000 President Truman asked. The $6,447,730,750 compromise omnibus measure was agreed upon late yesterday by a Senate-House conference committee which adjusted all differences in a single day. Actual appropriation of the mon- e"y will be covered in a separate appropriation bill, and in past years this has meant further reductions. Chairman Connally (D-Tex) of the Senate foreign relations committee, who helped engineer the compromise, hoped to get Senate approval Thursday. The House plans to act after the Senate. The total authorization now Is about half a billion dollars less than the minimum urged by Gen. Eisenhower before he quit his European command to return here as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Leave India Alone NEW DELHI, India, June 4, /P —Prime Minister Nehru today told the Indian parliament tha| Red China has made no territorial claims against Indian border territory. Poland Signs Pact WARSAW, Poland, June 4, /P — The Polish press today announced that Poland and the North Korean government signed a trade agreement here Monday. Details were not disclosed. President H. W. Ward of Illinois Terminal Railroad Co. took the stand to offer a prefatory statement for the petitioner when a joint hearing was opened In the city hall today before examiners for the Interstate and Illinois Commerce Commissions on the application of the Terminal to discontinue its electric train service between Alton and St. Louis. Ward testified, in brief, thai Ihe Alton electric division of the railroad system shown a heavy operating loss, that patronage is declining with no indication of any reversal of this trend. Further attempt to offset this loss by an increase in fares would be futile, he added, because higher fares would still further discourage patronage. Ward explained that thorough study of the operation of the electric line had been made. It was used solely for passenger service, he said, was wholly unsuitcd for freight movements, and that his company proposed to substitute bus service for which it has a certificate application pending. In response to a question as to estimated cost of projected bus operations, he said, definite figures were impossible in advance but that it had been determined it would be far less than keeping up the interurban line. Complicating the petitioning road's predicament, he explained, is that its traffic is light during the/day except early morning and late afternoon due to patronage of commuters. When attorneys for respondents sought to pin Ward down for detailed figures from the operational studies, it svas explained by the company attorney, John C. DeMar, that subsequent witnesses were to be called to present these in detail. Ward then was excused. Presiding at the hearing, held today in the council chamber, were Jerome K. Lyle of the Bureau of Finance, ICC, Washington, U. S. examiner; and Francis C. Blair of Springfield, Slate Commerce Commission examiner. Blair is a son of the former stale superintendent of instruction, Francis G. Blair. Subject of the hearing was Terminals' application to the ICC for permission to remove the electric interurban trackage between Granite City and Wood River, and the Terminal's separate'application to the State commerce body for permission to discontinue the electric passenger service between Alton and Wood River, and between .Granite City, and, Lang. .Net effect,if both applications were approved, would be to end the electric service. Lyle expressed Belief that it would take two days to complete the joint hearing. Set .for Friday in the city hall, he pointed out, is the application of the Terminal for permission to replace the electric service by interstate bus service between Alton and St. Louis. The bus applicatiop, addressed to the ICC ordinarily would be heard before a joint board named by the ICC, and representative of the two states concerned, Illinois arid Missouri. But if a joint board is unprepared to act Friday to conduct, a hearing, the federal regulatory body could act independently to hear the presentation of the petition. When the hearing opened at 9:30 a. m. about 50 persons were in the council chamber, many of whom entered their appearance for various respondents.' Mayor Linkogle and City Counsellor Durr appeared for Alton city council which some time ago voted to oppose the Terminal's application, and also represented were Wood River City Attorney Tom Holland, East Alton by Village Attorney F. E. Todd, Hartford by Village Attorney John B. Coppinger, and Granite City by City Attorneys John Dufner and Fred Schuman. Representing rail unions which have been opposing the Terminal plan were attorneys or designated officers of the Order of Railway Telegraphers, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Clerks, Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen, and Locomotive Engineers. Other respondents entering appearance by attorneys were Brown Motor Lines, Community Coach Continued on Page 2, Col. 1. Report Was'Lost 9 Intelligence Officers to Testify On Katyn Forrest Massacre By BUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON. June 4, ff— A top World War II intelligence officer went before Congress today to tell how the army handled information concerning Russia during the years the U. S. and Soviets were allies. Col. Ivan Yeaton, former chief of the eastern European section, was called by a special House committee trying to track down a politically touchy series of documents now officially reported as lost. The missing documents are reports x on the massacre of 4000 Polish officers in Katyn forest, Russia, in early 1940. The committee, which has received testimony that the Russians did the killing, is considering charges that the reports were m/^pj essed to avoid embarrassing Moscow. The Russians have accused the Germans of the slaughter. Col. Yeaton in 1942 was in charge of information concerning Poland and Russia. At that time, the first reports on Katyn was filed by an American liaison officer. Maj. Gei. Clayton L. Bissell, retired, told the committee yesterday he d,id not know what happened to another report about Katyn which was made to him in May, 1945, by Col. John H. Van Vliet, an American officer who had been captured by the Germans. Nazi officials took Van Vliet to Katyn when mass graves were discovered in 1943 and the colonel later made a full Deport to Bissell The general was the former chief intelligence officer. Board Rejects Bids on School Remodeling Figures Exceed Estimated Cost; Optional Plans Discussed The Alton school board opened bids on remodeling work at Alton High Wednesday at Haskell house, but took no action whan bids greatly exceeded earlier estimates of costs. Hellrung Construction Co. was low bidder with a figure of $71,164. Only other bidder was R & R Construction Co. with a bid of $79.450. Supt. J. B. Johnson said that Ihe school budget would not permit the low bid being accepted. Board President Dr. Robert Lynn suggested that the bid be broken down into separate bids for each of the several remodeling projects contemplated and possibly some of the work might be done. The bids were called for remod eling the present wood shop spaces into a music room at. Alton High which would provide facilities for the band and choruses, and changes in the Alton High library, study hall, and school office. Architect A. M. Goedde pointed out that the acoustical material used in the band room was an expensive item, but added that with out such acoustical properties, the band room would be useless. The new band room, if it is provided, will be made possible by the moving of the wood shop to the new F. W. Olin Vocational School, when it is completed. The board hopes to have a breakdosvn on bids by Thursday, when another meeting is schedule, ed at noon. Because work, aside from the bantj room, must be completed during the summer, the board hopes to act, if at all, as quickly as possible. Third Suit in Humbert Road Case Settled KDWARDSVILLE—A $5000 ou!of-court settlement at 11:15 a. m. today ended the week's third county court condemnation suit for right of way needed for the Humbert road improvement project. . Jury-^of the;, third suit, begun Tuesday, was interrupted this morning as attorneys prosecuting the case on behalf of the county and defense counsel conferred for nearly two hours with members of the county board of supervisors' right of way committee. County Judge Michael Kinney delayed convening of court while negotiations for settlement were in progress. At 11:15 a. m. opposing counsel announced to the court that a settlement had been reached and the trial jury was dismissed. Selection of a jury for trial of the case was completed Tuesday. Defendants in the suit were Sue Lowe Olmstead, Union Electric Co. of Illinois, Walter and Elsie Laux, as owners or parties claiming an interest in a 7.9-acre tract on Humbert road sought by the county for right of way purposes for the proposed Humbert road innerbelt highway leading north from Alton to Godfrey. Under the settlement reached this morning, defendants will receive $5000 as compensation for the tract and in return they are to execute a deed to the county. Two other Humbert road condemnation suits also scheduled for jury trial this week were disposed of Monday by a settlement and jury award. Heat Exhaustion Sends 2 Persons For Treatment Two heat exhaustion cases, one a Monticello College student, were admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital Tuesday after they had been overcome by the heal. Both of the patients were received in the late afternoon, the first, Richard F. Utz, 21, of Belleville, at 3 p. m. and the Monticello pupil, Miss Evaleane Pannkuk, 19, at 4:30 p. m. Miss Pannkuk is the daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Pannkuk of Laurens, Iowa. Utz, a highway worker, became ill while at work near Brighton and he was brought in Gent arn bulanee to the hospital. The temperature Tuesday reached a high of 93 at 4 p. m. Catholics Arrive At Koine NAPLES, Italy, June 4, K— The U.S. ship "Constitution" arrived here today with an American pilgrimage of more than 600 Roman Catholics led by Francis Cardinal Spellman, archbishop of New York. The group will go to Rome later today. Bombing* in Tunuj TUNIS, Tunisia, June 9, /P — Five grenades and bombs were exploded in various sectors of Tunis last night and early today in a new outbreak of violence aimed at the French in their North African protectorate here. Tunisians are seeking independence. / k e > Bob Ham Photo Finish in j South Dakota IU THK ASSOCIATED PRESS Dwight Eisenhower's political D-Day dawned amid psychological warfare—mounting returns from the South Dakota primary In which he trailed by a fraction of a percentage point.. Results from all but 158 of South Dakota's 1D47 precincts showed Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio getting 50.35 percent and Eisenhower 49.65 percent. Votes were: Taft 62,968, Eisenhower 62,050. The total Republican vote there is expected to break a 1932 record of 128,000. The South Dakota skirmish was for 14 Republican and eight Dem ocratic presidential - nominating votes. GOP nomination requires 604 and .14 seemed mightly few to be causing such a nationwide hooplah. The reasons were psychological: South Dakota wast he last head- on clash of Taft and Eisenhower, ton-runners for the GOP nomination, before the July 7 national convention. Even as primary ballots were being marked yesterday in South Dakota—and California and Ala> bama as well—Eisenhower made the transition from five-star general to private citizen. Ike Leave Army In Washington, after 37 years a soldier, Eisenhower took leave ol the army. Donning a pin-striped suit he conferred with political aides. He held a. news conference, kissed a baby*—a little girl who gave him flowers—and took off in a chartered plane for Abilene, Kan. At home today, he helps lay a cornerstone at a museum to house his war trophies, reviews a parade in his honor and—in a 6 p. m. (Alton time) speech broadcast and televised nationwide — hits the beach officially in 1he campaign for his nomination as GOP standard-bearer. Not counting yesterday's results, the Associated Press tabulation of GOP delegate strength—based on known and conceded alignments- gives Taft a 420 to 387 lead over Eisenhower. Among Democrats, Sen. Ester Kefauver bowled over rival uninstructed slates by two-to-one margins in South Dakota and California yesterday. The lanky Tennes- sean thus picked up eight votes in South Dakota and 68 in California Kefauver Add* to Lead These—plus the 150 -he already had and 18 previously-pledgec Maryland delegates named yesterday at a convention—ran Kefeu- ver's total to 244 in the Associatec Pre^s...,,tally of... Democratic delegates. Nearest 1 ,; him is Georgia's Sen. Richard Russell with 86!&, followed by Mutual Security Administrator W. Averell Harrisan with 85Vs. Democratic nomination at the July 21 convention requires 616. Like Kefauver, California Gov. Earl Warren held a 3-to-l lead in the west coast state's primary. And Republican Sen. William F. Knowiand, in what was interpreted as a slap at the Truman adminiS' tratiori, apparently was nominated by both parties, assuring his election. Knowiand, a Truman critic, beat Democratic Rep. Clinton McKinnon, a Truman supporter. They were entered in both party primaries under California's crossfiling law. Kefauver's opposition in California was a ticket headed by Alty- Gen. Edmund Brown. Warren's rival ticket was pro-Taft but technically pledged to Rep. Thomas 11, Werdel of California. ]n Alabama's primary, a firm supporter of Russell was trailing a candidate who says only that he "leans" to the Georgian. The contest will round out Alabama's 22-member^Democratic delegation, Russell and Kefauver each have seven. The others are uncommitted. East German Guard Wounds AmericanMP BERLIN, June 4, .V— An American military policeman was shot ancj wounded by an East German police border guard on the outskirts of Berlin today. Maj. Gen. Lemuel Malhewson. U. S. commander in Berlin, immediately denounced the shooting as a "barbaric and undisciplined violence by police under Soviet control." He demanded the Russians "severely punish the offender." A bullet pierced the military police jeep and wounded the driver in the leg. The engine also was damaged. The shooting occurred "without warning or provocation," while the army vehicle was on routine official patrol on Machnower Strassc near the U. S. sector-Soviet zone boundary, Gen. Mathewson said. The shooting occurred at 9:03 a. m. The wounded soldier's identity was not disclosed pending notification of his next of kin. It was the first American casualty in the Berlin crisis, growing out of Soviet efforts to frighten West Germany from ratifying its military and political alliance with j the West. Earlier today the Russians had mysteriously relaxed half of their two-day blockade of Allied military patrols on Berlin's lifeline autobahn. Proposes New Law To Forbid Walkout; Strik4 Idles 75,000 Meeting Slated For Thursday At White House Murray Says Ho Will Slaiid on WSB Ruling PITTSBURGH. June 4 /P -The number of workers idled in 1hc nation wide steel strike climbed to near 75.000 today with the White House summoning both Industry and union leaders to a capital conference tomorrow. Steel industry leaders accepted a White House invitation to meet in Washington tomorrow with union and government representatives in a move to end the strike. A spokesman announced the acceptance at a strategy meeting of presidents and board chairmen of seven of the biggest steel firms here. In addition to 650,000 members of the CIO United Steelworkers who refuse to work without a contract, also idle—or under layoff orders—are 26,000 coal miner's and more than 35,000 railroaders. River towboat crews and other workers in allied industries swell the total idle to near 71,000, including some 10,000 iron ore miners who stopped work in sympathy with the steelworkers. The steel walkout cut production of defence-important steel by about 90 percent. Murray wants to bargain. He said so as he ordered his union to hit the bricks Monday after the U. S. Supreme Court called federal seizure illegal under the Constitution. Murray Stand* Pat But Murray said he will settle for nothing less than the recommendations of the Wage Stabilization Board. This provided a 26Va- cent-an-hour package to steelytork- ers ..whose hourly earnings.; now average $1.95. Steel's best offer was a 17^i- cent package. The strike slowly is biting into America's industrial potential. Already more than 32,000 workers in allied industries have been laid off; the miners who dig the soft coal to fire the steel furnaces and some of the railroaders who haul the finished steel to market. But something even more ominous loomed ahead. Defense Production Administrator Henry II. Fowler, who took over the job only yesterday, predicted a shortage of some types of steel for certain military projects by Friday. An industry source in the steel city said Fowler apparently referred to jet plane output. One steel company already has asked the union to sit down and negotiate. The Lukens Steel Co. of Coatesville, Pa., starts contract: talks today with representatives of its 4500 employes. Altogether only 95,000 men in the U.S., the world's largest steel producing country, are to work pouring out about 38,000 tons of steel a day. The normal daily output is over 300,000 tons. Half of the still- on-the-job steelworkers are CIO members whose firms have contracts with the union. The remainder are in plants not organized by the USW. Coal Miners Laid Off Less than 24 hours after the steelworkers quit work and banked the furnaces the companies laid off 26,000 coal miners. Four railroads also furloughed workers: 3500 by the Illinois Central; 600 by the Joliet & Eastern; 2000 on the New York Central and 200 by the Indiana Harbor Belt. Tomorrow 9000 Pennsylvania railroad workers have been ordered to stay home until further no- Cutting Rations Of Red POWs On Koje Island By KOBKBT B. TtJCKMAN KOJE ISLAND, Korea, June 4, .<p—U.S. troops and tanks today raided three Communist prisoner of war pens and brought out defiant leaders amid indications authorities were cutting food rations In twoiof the island'? toughest compounds. After the guards knocked down flag poles and burned Russian, Chinese Red and North Korean flags, correspondents learned that bags of sand instead of food were delivered at compounds 85 and 96. Authorities on the big island prison refused to comment immediately on this development. However, correspondents have heard rumors the past two days that the defiant prisoners in 85 and 96 had been given reduced rations to bring them into line. This method of discipline is allowed under the Geneva convention for treatment of prisoners. Not a shot was fired when the tanks and troops moved into the three compounds, although the Red prisoners inside had boasted they would "fight to the death." One-Two Punch The smartly-executed one-two punch at Communist prisoner disobedience destroyed all Red banners that flew today over this once riot-torn island. But camp authorities expect more may appear tomorrow. Seventeen anti-Communist prisoners, their hands bound, were rescued from one compound. The soldiers marched 75 other POWs out of a second compound. The group included five Red leaders and possibly some anti-Reds. A few tear gas grendaes were thrown as the American soldiers rushed into the barbed wire enclosures. Later they destroyed POW guard huts with flamethrowers. Brig. Gen. Haydon L. Boatner Koje commander, personally di- 4e'c1 ed '1;WO:.,0i--t.he., operations from a machinegun tower. It was another step in his campaign to bring order inside prisoner enclosures . and the fifth time tank-led troops had struck at POW disobedience. Three companies of the U.S. second division's 38th regiment led by two tanks, crashed through the gates of compound 85 at 12:30 p.m. to begin the operation. A third tank stood guard outside. Shoulder-to-Shouldei- . The infantrymen raced into the central yard of the stockade housing 4200 POWs and formed a shoulder - to - shoulder ring of bayonet steel. They fired a half dozen tear gas grenades as prisoners scurried into tents. The tanks smashed down three large flagpoles, flying North Korean, Chinese and Russian flags. Troops ripped and burned nine signs tacked to inner barbed wire fences. Three companies of the 38th and three tanks also charged into the 4700-man compound 96—one of the most unruly on (he island. Three flagpolop were ground to splint jrs by the tanks. Infantrymen destroyed a few small POW .huts with flamethrowers. Then 75 prisoners were marched out, including five leaders. Boatner sent a company of the 38th into, compound 60 whose 200 North Korean war crimes suspects Boatner had described as "pip squeaks." The soldiers fired tear gas bombs, then used axes to chop down three flagpoles. One flew a North Korean flag—the last defiant emblem on the island. Continued on P»jje ''• Ctol. *• in India CALCUTTA, India, June 4, A> Reports from India's tea-growing state af Assam today said severe earth tremors and floods have dev ustatcd a wide area. There was no immediate word on casualties. Already 45 Days? 'How Long Can He Go?' Is Question on Dieting Minister CHERRYVILLE, Mo., June 4, /P -"How long can he go?" residents of this quiet little community of 36 asked themselves today as relatives converged on the home of the fasting Ozark preacher. By his own count, the Rev. J. J. Ivie'has been without food now for 45 days. His wife has reported for several days that he is steadily weakening and able to sit on the edge of his bed only tor short intervals. The 57-year-old minister's sister, Mrs. Alma Merchant, came here from her home in Calico Rock, Ark., to be near him. Mrs. Ivie's sister, Mrs. Sarah Holland, also arrived from Painesville, Ohio. They joined the three Ivie sons and a daughter who have been here several days. There is much culation here on how long a man can go without food. In 1936, an Indian priest In Bombay claimed to have gone without food 259 days. In 1929, a man was found dying of starvation in San Francisco. Restored to health he said he had not eaten for 52 days. Another famous fast was that of Joseph D .McAllister of Chrisman, III. He died in July, 1949. His friends said he had been without food 104 days. The American Medical Association said in Chicago that no experiments have ever been made to see how long a person can fast while under medical surveillance. Ivie has said he will continue the fast until his prayers for a religious awakening in the world are answered or until death comes. Maybank Bill Would Provide For Seizure Tougher on Labor Than ' Taft-Hartley, Says Taft WASHINGTON, June 4 -!P— Thi? Senate jumped Into hot .debate l«v day on a bill that would (A) forbid strikes in critical Industries for 120 days, (B) set up a board 1c recommend settlement terms, and (C) allow the president to seize the industry if the terms were not accepted. < ; The measure was offered by Sen. Maybank (D-SC), chairman of the Senate banking committee as an amendment to the expiring economic controls law. Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohte, a Republican presidential aspirant, quickly jumped on the Maybank proposal. He, said it would be "infinltst* tougher on labor than the Taft' Hartley act." That law calls for an 80-day cooling off period and a fact-finding board to report on the strike issues. The board, however, can not make settlement recommendations, Under the Maybank proposal the president would "pay just compensation to the owners" after seizing a plant. He would not be allowed to change workers' wages,. The Maybank bill was the first move in Congress to resolve the dispute between Philip Murray's CIO Steelworkers union and the steel industry. President Truman seized the Industry to prevent a strike on April 8, but last Monday, .the Supreme Court ruled the seizure unconsti tu- jtional. "••'•• • • • The union promptly Went out or strike. :. '' -^ WV'^'.V:-. ' Maybank told the Senate his banking committee, which recommended extending wage-price con trols until, March 1, .had not yei seen his', amendment.''; Controls Expire June 30 The controls expire June 30 un less extended by Congress. Sen. Capehart (R-Ind.) demand ed that Maybank send the amendment to the banking ' committet "for quick hearings". "It may have very meritorious features, and then again it mey not" Cap^hart said. Maybank resisted that suggestion that told the Senate "I Know management is not going, to like it and I know labor is not going to like It But I like it in my own conscience." Taft said he saw no material advantage in the Maybank plan except that it possibly would provide more time for fact-finding than trie Taft-Hartley act. He said in many places the amendment seemed tc follow the Taft-Hartley act's prin ciples. Shortly before Maybank madt his proposal, the White House in jectcd itself into the, steel pictun again. . John R. Steelman, acting mobilization chief, called leaders of th« striking CIO steelworkers unior and of the industry to a conference tomorrow aimed at settling tin issues. It was the first concrete move by the White House since <Monda> when the Supreme Court struck down Truman's order seizing tl« mills.- Tuft to Fight New Laws Sen. Taft (R-Ohio) has announ& ed he will fight any emergency legislation until the president has exhausted all existing laws. The Ohioan mentioned specifically the/ Taft-Hartloy law which provides for an 80-day anti-strike injunction. The House seemed content tc wait and see what the Senate doet in the absence of any clear cu« from Truman. It will get the defense production (controls) acl after the Senate disposes of it. Rep. Smith (D-Va) said he p v lan- ned to talk to Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) of the House armed services committee about reopening hearings on his bill to halt n trike. This measure would empower the government to pJaci joth union and industry in receivership until the dispute was settled by collective bargaining. "Somebody's got to do some* thing about it (the steel situation) it might as well be me," Smith told reporters. A special House judiciary subcommittee prepared to pigeon-hole everal proposals to impeach pr censure Truman for his ateej se& ure. Along with them are likely to o nearly a dozen other measures 'hich would trim the president's power to take over private prop* erty without specific approval by Congress. Jfrtigiil JERUSALEM, Jaw 4, Horowitz resigned today as dire* or general ol Is}a$}'» Ministry.

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