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SPORTS AND FIN ANCI AX NEWS RADIO AND TV PROGRAMS mmtv Mm SECTION 2 12 PAGES SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1951 Ex-Doctor Here Is Reunited Barbers Plan Price Raise Probe Asked For Sheriff With Chinese Wife A former Louisville doctor of Chinese descent was fully convinced yesterday that democracy is wonderful. He had his wife and son with him as proof. Dr. Kenneth Jee, a resident physician at Jewish Hospital in 1949 and 1950, sat with his little family in a Chicago apartment enjoying a settled family life for the first time in four years. An Associated Press dispatch from Chicago gave the latest chapter in the Jee family's history.

"If it weren't for Congressman Morton (Representative Thruston B. Morton)." he said, "my wife and son would still be in China." Mrs. Jee and their son, Arthur, arrived in the United States in January, a year after Louisville friends of the father set democracy's wheels in motion. The mother and boy have been visiting Jee in Denver where he was assigned as an Army doctor to Fitzsimons General Hospital. Now they're pre pared to stay with Jee's sister in Chicago until Jee, a captain, is reassigned.

The establishment of a Chicago home represents the culmination of a battle against red tape. The story goes like this: Jee, born in Tientsin, China, is an American because his father was a native of San Francisco. So he was allowed to enter the United States uncontested in 1949 to further his medical education. But his wife and son, both natives of Hong Kong, were barred. An appeal to the United State Immigration Service did no good.

Then Edward Bannon, 710 Gwendolyn, "who had been trying to reunite Jee's family, introduced Jee to Representative Morton. Morton introduced a bill in Congress last February to have the family admitted. The bill passed. "I'm very happy for him," Morton said yester-: day when told of the Jee's reunion. "I'm glad I could help him." i p5 4 jf Vf: jff Democratic Organization Is Reassured by Sheriff Only Those on List To Get Vote-Official Papers, Bax Promises After A Reported Irregularity Democratic-organization fears that some unauthorized persons may be getting election-official credentials brought a reassuring statement yesterday from Sheriff Bernard J.

Bax. Courier-Journal Photo WEARY CAMPERS who returned yesterdiy from 900-mile Camp-on-Tour to Canada included, from left, Miss Barbara Steuerle, 15, 2414 Clarendon; Miss Barbara Krieger, 21, Jeffersontown; Miss Margaret McFerran, 17, Buechel, and Miss Lois Lamkin, 16, Shively. Point of debarkation was Jefferson County Armory. 70 Youngsters Return From Canada, Tired, Happy, and Full of Soda Pop On Saturdays 1.25 Haircuts Likely To Follow Controls Action Union barbers in Louisville soon may start charging $1.25 for haircuts on Saturdays. This was disclosed yesterday by Henry J.

Schultz, business agent for Barbers Union Local 45, A.F.L., after he learned the new National Producon Act had snipped price controls off barber and beautician services. Schultz said the Saturday raise is expected to be approved at a union membership meeting August 20. It then would be subject to approval by the international union in Indianapolis before going into effect. Dollar on Other Days "All other organized labor gets time and a half on Saturdays," Schultz declared. "We think barbers should, too." The union official said the $1 rate now charged in union shops six days a week would stay in effect on all days except Saturday.

Schultz reported his union has about 350 members, which he said represents about half the shops in Louisville. Foster Farris, secretary-treasurer of the Master Barbers Association, said association members would not change their present $1 charge. The association includes owners of, some nonunion shops. Like Schultz, Farris contended that his group represents about half of Louisville's barbershops. Frozen In January Haircut prices were frozen last January at the highest level charged between December 19, 1950, and January 25, 1951.

All union and association barbershops then were charging $1. However, some indeoendents were frozen at 75 and 85 cents. A price increase also loomed in the state's 21 barber and beautician schools. Adults who now get their hair cut at these schools pay 30 cents. C.

E. Baumgardner, secretary-treasurer of the State Board of Barber and Beautician Examiners, said this rate would be boosted slightly because of the increased cost of supplies. The board sets prices charged in the schools. Group Sues To Recover Dissolved Firm's Taxes Stockholders in a dissolved Pikeville corporation sued in Federal Court yesterday to recover $70,664 in income taxes. The taxes were paid by the Rice Development Corporation, which went out of business in 1948.

The suit claims the Internal Revenu Bureau overcharged it on income taxes. Bringing the suit were Francis L. Rice, agent named to liquidate the company; W. R. Walters, O.

T. Hinton, William Frank Scott, and John M. Yost, all former stockholders. Small Fire at Brown Quenched Firemen put out a small blaze in an electric motor in the basement of the Brown Hotel, Fourth and Broadway, at 10:20 last night. Bax, chairman of the County Election Commission and supporter of some antiorganization candidates in the Democratic primary today, said any Democratic organization appointees who are unable to serve would be replaced only by other persons from lists supplied by the organization.

John W. Crimmins, organization chairman, earlier told a hurriedly called meeting of the Election Commission that a Bax deputy had delivered papers to a person not entitled to receive them. Promises Close Check Also, Crimmins said, about 12 persons designated to be election officials had told him early yesterday afternoon that they had not received their credentials. While giving reassurance to the organization, Bax said that in view of Crimmins' statement he would check closely qualifications of more than 50 persons who are to receive their credentials from Alan Palmer, organization office manager. These are the credentials intended at first for persons who proved unable to act as election a veteran of three tours.

"We got to dance a lot and everything," she exclaimed. Lake Swim Was Cold "We went swimming in Lake Erie," said Bill Veneman, 16, Anchorage. "I've never been so cold in all my life. Being in that water was the nearest I've ever been to frozen." The youngsters agreed about the most exciting thing that happened was being met at Chatham, Ontario, by a Scottish outfit, complete with bagpipes. It was the Canadian Legion Pipe Band.

What else does one do on a camp-on-tour? "We ate." they chorused. "We had seven soft drinks the first day. We had wonderful food all the way, say that! Better 'n at home. We learned how to dance like the Canadians, too. They just walk around the floor.

There tvas lots of singing on the buses and we learned lots of new songs, and there were mosquitoes, and we turned over Party Organizations Face Test In Primaries Organizations of both the Democratic and Republican parties of Jefferson County face tests today in the selection of nominees for local offices. In the Democratic primary, insurgent Sheriff Bernard J. Bax has a slate of six running against a similar number of and Son officials. They were turned over by the sheriff to organization headquarters for service on other persons. As to Crimmins' report that some officials had not received their papers, Bax said his deputies still were serving credentials yesterday afternoon.

Protests Short Notice Crimmins said Deputy Sheriff Nelson J. Duffy had delivered to another person the credentials of an appointed official who was unable to act. Duffy sought unsuccessfully to file as an anti-organization candidate for County commissioner this year. Officials ruled his mailed application was received after the deadline for filing. Bax protested that he was given only 15 minutes' notice of the Election Commission meeting yesterday.

He said he would insist on more notice in the future. Franklin S. Fitch, Republiean and senior member of the commission, said he called the session at request of Mrs. Lennie McLaughlin, secretary of the Democratic County Executive Committee. Court clerk, two aldermen, and two State representatives.

Registered Democrats only will be permitted to vote iif their primary and registered Republicans only in their primary. Polls in Louisville and Jefferson County will open today at 7 a.m. and close at 5 p.m., daylight-saving time. Tabulation of the vote at the Armory will start soon after the polls close and will be completed in a few hours. Residents of the county outside the city who are not registered may qualify to vote in the November 6 general election by registering today at the voting places in their precincts.

County residents who do not register today and city residents may qualify to vote in November by registering at Jefferson County Armory when registration is resumed there August 14 for a brief period. Indiana Bell To Expand Indianapolis, Aug. 3 JP) Charles W. Potter, vice-president and general manager, said today the Indiana Bell Telephone Company plans to spend $26,000,000 on expansion in the next 18 months. The program is to be statewide and is designed to provide additional service.

him the thrill of. a lifetime i i In Kenton Reform Group Seeks Help Of Governor Covington, Ky, Aug. 3 (JP) Governor Lawrence Wetherby will be asked to make a thorough investigation of the office of Henry A. Berndt, Kenton County sheriff, Larry C. Miller announced today.

Miller is chairman of the Com-m i 1 1 for Covington-Kenton County, a reform group. Miller said the committee believes his "conduct Justifies the ouster of Sheriff Henry Berndt from office and prosecution of charges of violation of his oath to enforce the laws" of Kentucky. 1 Think I'm Right'. Berndt told a reporter "right is right and wrong is wrong, and tninK right." "Everybody has a right to ask an investigation," he continued. "I've never been in the company of anyone in this campaign.

In fact, I have done very little. What I have done, I've done by myself. "I haven't talked with my attorney to see if any libel has been committed. Sometimes in the heat of a campaign things are said. Anyone can investigate my office." In a statement issued after a meeting of the committee today, Miller declared: "The incredible conduct of Sheriff Berndt, who openly associates with and defends the operations of the gambling racketeers, is being called to the attention of Governor Wetherby with a request that he make a thorough investigation of the sheriff's office.

"Sheriff Berndt, the highest law-enforcement official in our county, has been insisting that a bookmaker and slot-machine operator be kept on the Kenton County Election Commission. This would give Sheriff Berndt and this gambler, Leonard "Duke" Connor, a commanding position on this three-man commission which will supervise Saturday's election, including the counting of the Ballots. (By virtue of his office, the sheriff is chairman of the County Election Commission.) Says Suspicions Aroused "This action has aroused the suspicions of all good citizens of Kenton County. Sheriff Berndt, in the company of slot-machine vpci a tui nas uccn opemy campaigning against Elmer P. Ware, "candidate for circuit judge, and Andrew W.

Clark, candidate for Commonwealth's attorney, who are pledged to bring an end to slot machines and other syndicated gambling as well as graft in Kenton County. "We believe this conduct justifies the ouster of Sheriff Henry Berndt from office and prosecution of charges of violation of his oath to enforce the laws of the State of Kentucky." Berndt has bitterly fought Connor's removal. He and Connor submitted to the State Com-v mission Wednesday a resolution adopted Tuesday by the Kenton County Democratic Executive Committee, urging reappointment of Connor as election commissioner for the coming year. Won't Fight Ouster Last night, however, Connor announced he would not fight his ouster. His statement that he was "acquiescing" to the State election board's action replacing him with Gilbert Sipple came about the time Sipple finally said he would accept appointment to the commission.

Connor, operator of the Turf Club, was removed from the Kenton County election Commission because of his testimony be fore the U. S. Senate Crime Committee that he permitted slot machines and handbooks in his club. The Cincinnati Enquirer said Connor withdrew after a with Democratic Party leaders in the office of Sheriff Berndt. After the State board's ouster of Connor Wednesday, Berndt protested bitterly that Connor should have been reappointed.

Conrier-Jeurnal Photo finds Jimmy Booth, in Navy i a. i u- it. Victors In Fall TTT7 Tfc in Receive Pay Increases 8 Top Officials Due For Raise In January Frankfort, Aug. 3. Candidates for eight state-wide offices and legislative seats who are nominated tomorrow and elected in November will get better pay than their predecessors.

The 1950 Legislature enacted a new salary law for elective and appointive offices. It put in motion by statute the $12,000 constitutional salary ceiling adopted in 1949. But the law does not become effective for legislators and elective state officers until their new terms start next January. The next Governor, the ninth state-wide officer, will draw $10,000 a year and will have a $10,000 expense account. This is the present compensation arrangement for the Governor's office.

The 1950 Legislature didn't change it. Can't Succeed Themselves But the next lieutenant gov ernor wul be the tirst one 10 draw a salary $3,000 a year. He also will get $30 a day during sessions of the Legislature while he presides over the Senate. Former lieutenant governors re ceived no salary and got up to $20 a day during the Legislature's sessions. The next attorney general and superintendent of public instruction will receive $8,500 annually.

The commissioner of agriculture will get $7,500 and the secretary of state, State treasurer, btate auditor, and clerk of the Court of Appeals, $6,000. All these jobs now pay $5,000, the old constitutional maximum which covered everyone but the Governor. Those elected to these offices, like the Governor, will serve four years and are not eligible to succeed themselves in these offices. Those elected to the State Senate for four-year terms will receive $25 a day during sessions, as will the 100 representatives elected to two-year terms. The Speaker of the House will get $30 a day, instead of $20.

The present legislative pay rate is $15 a day. Although the 1949 salary amendment temporarily suspended the constitutional ban on changing an officer's pay during his term, the nine elected State officers, headed by former Governor Earle C. Clements, decided not to ask the Legislature for pay higher than that which applied when they were elected. But the law permitted pay increases for judges and commissioners of the Court of Appeals, Circuit judges. Commonwealth's attorneys, administrative-department heads, and local officials to become effective July 1, 1950.

Appeals Judges Fare Best Appellate judges fared best under the 1950 law and now draw $9,000. Their court commissioners receive $7,500 annually. No State administrative-department head draws more than $7,500 a year. A few still draw $5,000. Circuit judges get $7,500 a year and Commonwealth's attorneys $6,000.

Local officials received up to $7,200, except the Mayor of Louisville, who draws $12,000, only official in the State getting the new constitutional limit. The amendment took him from the classification of local official for pay pumoses. Circuit judges and Commonwealth's attorneys elected in November will serve six-year terms. There is one Court of Appeals race to fill the unexpired eight-year term of the late Judge Roy Helm. This term will expire early in 1957.

Louisville Asphalt Gets Street Contract The City yesterday awarded Louisville Asphalt Company a $61,290 contract to widen two stretches of Oak Street under the current bond-issue program. Oak will be widened from 34 to 39 feet from 10th to 13th and from 15th to 18th. Tied in with the project is the widening of Oak Street underpasses at Ninth and 14th, which already is under way. Under Prediction slow down the rise, but also the fact that State and U. S.

public-assistance grants were increased, making emergency aid from the City unnecessary in many cases, the director added. Miss Diecks said the City's relief grants averaged $36.88 a case during the past fiscal year, compared with $38.40 the previous 12 months. She explained the difference resulted from a 20 per cent cut in food grants and other reductions made in February, 1950, te stretch out the City's relief appropriation. A total of $447,000 was appropriated for relief in the 1950-51 fiscal year, and again 'for the current 12-month period. everybody's cots to wake them up in the mornings, and everybody was real nice to us, and now all we want to do is take a bath and sleep." Rotary Clubs Help John Lorch, 19, Anchorage, showed his souvenirs a Canadian Flag and a huge straw hat with a lollipop on top.

Vettiner said only three of the youngsters got sick, none of them seriously. "They really were a co-operative bunch of kids," he said. "Everybody commented on how ladylike and gentlemanly they were." Various Rotary Clubs over the country met the campers, thanks to Buss Kirchdorfer, president of the Shively Rotary Club. He wrote to his brother Rotarians asking them to turn, out and they did. Funds for the trip were raised mainly through "County Chuckles of 1951," the Recreation annual variety show.

Dant Rated Angus Shotv Selection of the supreme champion was postponed until 10 a.m. today. Also scheduled during the morning is the show of best bull and best female by one sire. The sale is scheduled for 1 p.m. 4frS f'TVEU JZfcSfkx rtf Camp-on-Tour Was 'Best Ever'- If happiness can be measured by tiredness (you know, "tired, but then 70 youngsters who dragged their weary bodies off buses here late yesterday afternoon were the happiest people in the world.

They had just returned from a five-day, 900-mile Camp-on-Tour to Canada, sponsored by the Jefferson County Playground and Recreation Board. "Man, I'm bushed!" croaked Charley Vettiner, tour leader. He is County recreation director. "This tour was the best ever," said Patsy Barker, 16, Anchorage, Former Congressman From Indiana Dies Washington, Aug. 3 (JP) Oscar E.

Bland, a native of Greene County, Indiana, who came to Washington as a congressman and remained to become a judge of a high court, died today at 74. He died in his home after a long illness. Bland, a Republican, served three terms in the House as representative from the old Second Indiana District. His terms extended from 1917 to 1923. In 1923 he was appointed judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, which sits in Washington.

He held' this post until 1947, when he retired to the practice of law in Washington. In another court action yesterday, fines and court costs of $790.50 were paid by the Brown Hotel Company for 21 violations of State wage-hour regulations. The fines were levied in Quarterly Court. They stemmed from an investigation by the State Department of Industrial Relations at the Brown and Kentucky. Both hotels are operated by the Brown Hotel Company.

The fines were the minimum under the law. They were agreed on by County Attorney Lawrence G. Duncan and Thomas S. Dawson, attorney for the hotel company. Judge Pro Tern William D.

Becker heard the cases. Calls Many Charges Technical Duncan quoted W. Bruce Stig-all, S.D.I.R. inspector who cited the hotels, as saying many of the charges were technical. Dawson said the hotels' wage-hour record system was somewhat faulty, and that the violations were not as bad as indicated.

The fines: $25 on each of 12 charges of incorrect records: $50 on each of six charges of failure to pay women employees for overtime, and $25 on each of three charges of working women more than 60 hours a week. Court costs in each case were $5.50. New Violence at Hotel Delays Ruling on Pickets A new act of violence has delayed a Circuit Court decision on whether picketing will continue at the Brown and Kentucky Hotels and the Martin Brown Building. Judge Scott Miller said yesterday he will hear testimony on a Brown Hotel picket-line clash that occurred Thursday Courier-Journal Photo A KENTUCKY COW was selected grand champion yesterday at the American Aberdeen Angus Breeders Futurity. She is shown with herdsman John Frenzel, left, owner Dr.

Armand Hammer, Dant, Ky and William Ljungdahl, farm manager. organization candidates. In the Republican primary, supporters of Karl D. Malone are making an effort to nominate their man over incumbent Lawrence F. Speckman, organization choice, for Circuit Court judge, First Chancery Division.

Will Select 22 Nominees Besides participating in the several primary contests for nomination for state offices, Jefferson County voters will select 22 nominees for local offices 15 Democratic and seven Republican. At stake in the Democratic primary are nominations for two Circuit Court judgeships, two County commissioners, Commonwealth's attorney, Circuit Court clerk, four aldermen, two State senators, and three State representatives. Republican primary voters will select local nominees for two Circuit Court judgeships, Circuit News Vendor Robbed George McGruder, 68, a newspaper street salesman, reported to police he was robbed of $80 late last night in front of the Rodeo Theater, 318 W. Jefferson. McGruder, who lives at 3030 S.

Third, said he was carrying the money in a paper sack. A man ran up behind him, he explained, and grabbed the sack. END OF RIDE that gave 1 Rm iiinimmi iiiiiiMiiMllMMMwpppig- fn 70immKm Entry From Top Cow at Empress of Shadow Isle was declared grand champion cow at the fourth showing of the American Aberdeen Angus Breeders Futurity yesterday at the Kentucky Fairgrounds. She came from Shadow Isle Farms, Dant, owned by Dr. Armand Hammer, president of a distilling firm.

The before ruling on a request" by the hotels' attorneys for a ban on all picketing. Judge Miller said he would hold the hearirtg after he returns from a vacation beginning Monday. On Thursday, Judge Miller heard testimony regarding an incident July 23 in which a Louisville policeman suffered a knife cut while arresting a picket. The court had limited picketing in an earlier order and warned pickets would be barred if violence continued. Tell Conflicting: Stories After the Thursday hearing, Judge Miller reserved decision, but said he would rule on the case "soon." Affidavits filed yesterday said a witness at the hearing, Odie C.

Berry, 838 S. 12th, doorman at the Brown, clashed later in the day with a picket captain, Mrs. Octavia Sewell, 219 E. Hill. Berry said Mrs.

Sewell accosted him and struck him in the side with her fist. She said she was leaving after serving on the Brown picket line when Berry advanced on her with his fists clenched and then, when she turned away, hit her in the back of the head and knocked her to the ground. Court Order St. Matthews Will Appeal Jefferson Circuit Court yesterday issued a formal order enforcing a Court of Appeals ruling that prohibits the City of St. Matthews from taking in a large surrounding area.

Attorneys for the City of Louisville said the order signed by Judge Scott Miller cleared the way for them to seek settlement cf a Circuit Court suit challenging Louisville's right to take in the same area, including most of fee fsrfrf 1,1,1 .11. I Number of Needy Getting Aid Enforces Annexation Ban cow, he said, is the daughter of a bull that sold for $100,000. Be sides a blue ribbon, the farm will receive a trophy and $400 in prizes. The champion in Class junior yearling heifers was Eff ie's Blackcap Missie, owned by the J. Garret Tolan Farms, Pleasant Plains, 111.

ordinances soon after the Court of Appeals announced its opinion. He also contended St. Matthews was not given sufficient notice of the motion heard by Miller. He based another objection on grounds Circuit Court now is on vacation and can act only on emergency cases. The annexation litigation is not an emergency case, he said.

The Court of Appeals, in acting on cases, gives an opinion and then sends a mandate to the lower court, directing it to enter judgment carrying its ruling. Miller's ruling yesterday entered judgment in the case. FromCity200 The number of needy persons receiving financial aid from the City has leveled off instead of rising as was expected last year, Welfare Director Louise Diecks reported yesterday. During the fiscal year ended June 30, the City helped an average of 1,000 families and individuals a month. This was 100 more than the average of the previous year, but 00 under the 1,200 predicted by Miss Diecks and her staff at the beginning of the year.

Miss Diecks said the prediction was upset by the Korean War and the resulting rise in employment. Not only did the defense boom the St. Matthews Sanitation District. There had been a question as to Louisville's right to proceed with this litigation while the St. Matthews annexation attempt still was before the courts, said Robert Meagher, assistant City attorney.

However, C. Maxwell Brown, attorney for St. Matthews, said he would appeal" Judge Miller's order. This would prevent Louisville from proceeding with settlement of the contest, Brown said. Brown argued the order was not necessary because St.

Mat-. thews repealed its annexation lu in ui in, liiBLuug ii.ii vxeuige oiiiilii, xuev.iici, engineer un a uiesei mat. uiuugni. uic nui lii- bound Pan American train to Louisville. L.

N. Railroad arranged the ride after Booth, a petty officer on recruiting duty in Nashville, told of his ambition to ride a railroad dieseL.

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