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APPROVE FUND TO FIGHT U.A.W. CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. CT- The CI.O. United Farm Equipment Workers union Sunday unanimously re-elected Grant D. Oakea of Chicago, HI., as national president. It also voted approval of a fund of more than $100,000 a year to '"repel raiding" by the United Auto Workers (U.A.W.). The fund to fight "raiding was the chief issue of the three-day session. , $3 Assessment. The resolution approved a $2 annual assessment on members for 1949 and 1950. The resolution aid: "The CA.W. raiding, having failed in the form of a frontal assault, will now change to extensive petitions for XLRB ( national labor relations board) elections." The convention Friday voted unanimously to reject the CI.O. national executive board order directing it to merge with U.AAV. The action was taken despite a telegraphed appeal from CI.O. National President Philip Murray, who said refusal would mean that the CI.O. executive board would "take proper action." President Oakes told the closing session he wanted the record "to be very clear" that any action taken by the convention or any remarks made were in no sense Intended as a personal attack on Murray or on the U-AAV. rank and file. Watkins Withdraws. Oakes. election took place by acclamation after John Watkins of Rock Island, 111., a district president, announced he "did not aspire" to the post. John Shaffer was re-elected national secretary-treasurer.' William D. Smith, Chicago Negro, was chosen as vice-president. Earlier in the day. Watkins and Charles Hobbie of Cedar Rapids, also a district president, lost by a roll call vote of 412 to 203 in a move to enlarge the national executive- board from 9 to 15 members. Cite Membership Drop. The . Watkins forces argued that the unio had dropped from 70,000 members in 1946 to 55,000 in 1949 because of lack or rank and file representation on the board. They proposed to add one shop member from each of six districts to the board. At present the district presidents and the three national officers comprise the nine-member board. The successful opponents of the proposed change asserted that it would create an unnecessary expense. They also said it might be used by U.A.W. as an argument that the farm equipment union did not trust its present leadership. Babich Faces Judge, Bridle Still Loyal ammamMmwmam y nn p ii g i i i .?. , . ,-rr H - .. - ' r 7 - - l ' '' t ,! ' I . , VT " IA ) . ' ' .' "' "N' ' ,':." . . Milton Dabich, 19, appears in circuit court at Milwaukee, Wis where announcement was made of his confession to the Maying of Patricia Birmingham, 16, before he eloped with her sister. A few moments later he was returned to his jail cell. 1-HOUR PARKING FOR EAST D. M. East Des Moines business men were surprised last week as the police-traffic department began erecting one-hour parking limit signs in the east side shopping area. Old signs in much of the area specified a two-hour limit. Nearly everybody thought that's what it was. Apparently the police department did. too. until it made a checkup of the 1942 traffic ordinance which set up a 60-minute limit. Asks Change. The East Des Moines Business Men's club Thursday asked the council to change to a two-hour limit on the following streets: E. Grand avenue, from E. Fourth street to Pennsylvania avenue; E. Walnut street, from E. Fourth to E. Seventh street; Sixth Avenue East, from E. Walnut to E. Locust street; E. Fifth 1 Killed, 6 Hurt as 2 Cars Collide Head-on in D. M. The 1949 Des Moines traffic fatality toll rose to seven Sunday with the death of Wayne E. Thomas, 57, of 1525 Thirty-first st., in an early morning' head-on collision. Six other persons were injured. street, from E. Walnut to E. Locust street; E. Seventh, from E. Walnut to E. Locust street; and E. Locust, from E. Fourth to E. Fifth street. To Traffic Engineer. Safety Commissioner Myron J. Bennett moved that the request be referred to the acting traffic engineer for recommendation. Also referred to the engineer was a request from the O'Donnell Realty Co., 313 Second ave., asking that parking be permitted again on the east side of Second avenue between Locust and Walnut streets. Profit on 2 Dams Set at 9 Million WASHINGTON, D. C CP) The Bonneville power administration Sunday said it made a $9,-136,181 profit on the sale of power from the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams during the 12 months ended June 30, 1948. " Gross revenues were $24,513,-710. The figures were given by Dr. Paul J. Raver, EPA administrator, in his annual report to Secretary of the Interior, Julius Krug on operations of the two dams in Washington and Oregon. As Babich was led away, his 17-year-old bride, Kathleen Birmingham Babich, had to be restrained from following him. Her mother, Mrs. Albert Birmingham, holds the girl while her father (right) looks on. WIREPIIOTOS CT. LAWYER PLOTS BABICH DEFENSE MILWAUKEE, WIS. (U.P.) An attorney for Milton Babich, 19, Sunday said the youth will fight his case despite a confession to police that he killed Patricia Birmingham, 16, and dumped her bullet-pierced body in a river. Attorney Arthur Richter conferred an hour with Babich at the city jail and then said "he will not plead guilty." Seeks Reduced Charge. But Richter, former dean of the Marquette university law school, indicated the fight will be based upon the state maintaining its first degree murder charge against the youth. He said that if the charge is reduced, Babich "very probably will plead guilty." Richter also said Babich has not signed a 40-page transcribed statement in which, police said, he admitted slaying Patricia Feb. 10 because she refused to keep secret the pregnancy of her sister, Kathleen, 17. Babich eloped with Kath leen and married her last week. The youth agreed to make a statement for transcription Sat urday but then refused to sign it. Babich is to be arraigned today on a first degree murder charge. But Richter said he did not believe the state could prove first degree murder. Wisconsin does not have capital punishment. School Leader. Babich, when he graduated from West Allis Suburban High school ia June. 1947, ranked tenth in his class. His academic average topped 90. he was class president, and won an honor cup as the outstanding senior. He was also vice-president of the student council, co-editor of the school newspaper, and a member of the student annual editorial board. He was elected to Quill and Scroll, national honorary high school journalism fraternity. Friends described him a. quiet with a dislike for profanity. His mother, Mrs. Fabian Babich, said he had dated only seldom until he met Kathleen. WORK RESUMED AT DEERE PLANT The John Ieere Des Moines Works plant resumed normal operations early' today as CXO. United Auto Workers employees returned to their jobs after a two-day work stoppage. Workers began returning at midnight Sunday for the first of the plant's three shifts. Union members voted to go back to work at a meeting in which union officers said they could not advise continuing the "unauthorized" walkout. Thirty-five union employees in the sheet metal department will not return to the plant until Tuesday. They were given dis ciplinary layoffs for their part in the walkout. Union officers said they would arbitrate their dispute with the company through the sheet metal department. The walkout began Thursday in that department and spread throughout the rest of the plant. All 1.150 U.A.W. employees at the Deere plant near Ankeny were out Friday. The plant normally does not operate Saturdays. Workers walked out because Deere officials refused to act on union protests over incentive production standards, said Bill Heasley, president of Local 450. 550 REFUGEES DUE TODAY. WASHINGTON. D. C. UPl Five hundred and fifty displaced Europeans will reach New York, N. Y., today for eventual settlement in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Ethel Brooks, 57, Taken by Death Mrs. Ethel Lee Brooks, 57, of 3011 Bowdoin St., died Sunday morning in her home after a brief illness. Mrs. Brooks had been a Des Moines resident 32 years. She was a native of T.xinerton Mo.. and a high 5i school teacner there before moving to Des Moines. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist here and a graduate of Lincoln university, Jefferson, Mo. Surviving are her husband, Addison; one son, Robert, of Washington, D. C; one daughter, Mrs. Winifred Smith of St. Paul, Minn., and one brother, Walter Henderson, St. Louis, Mo. MOV.. MAR. 28. 1949. DES MOINES REGISTER Irene Dunne Named Top : Member of Catholic Laity SOUTH BEND, IND. Irene Dunne, the movie actress, has been selected by the University of Notre Dame as 1949's outstanding member of the American Catholic . t ' in MRS. BROOKS. laitv. The Rev. John J. Cavanaugh. president of Notre Dame, Sunday announced Miss Dunne has been voted the university's Laetare medal. She is the sixty-seventh American td win the medal since the annual award was established in 18S3. "Miss Dunne is an example of talented Christian womanhood in a profession "Snd community unf or- tunately publicized for the brief ness of marriages and careers. President Cavanaugh said. "She has never suborSinated her conscience to her art, but i from the outset of her career, has j insisted on wholesome pictures-- "Throughout 15 years as a" top-ranking star she has remained an exemplary wife and mother while winning the admiration and respect of high-and low in the film Industry and in the world at large. In Beverly Hills, CaL, Miss Dunne said: "I'm just overwhelmed with this great honor. It's such a magnificent award, Tll have a lot to live up to." The 45-year-old star, a native of Louisville, Ky.. is the wife of Dr. Francis Dennis Griffin, a New York, N. Y., dentist, and has one Representative Ernest Palmer, adopted daughter, Mary Frances, jr., (Rep., Fort Madison) said Brotherhood Award. Saturday that his position on She is chairman of the field the labor union bill before the J army of the American Cancer so-Iowa house "was not fully stat- ciety and co-chairman of the Irene Dunne. "A Lot to Live Up To." PALMER TELLS LABOR STAND ed." American Heart association and He was . quoted in The Des j the American Red Cross. Moines Register as saying thati Last year she was given the "a union has unlimited control ! American Brotherhood award for distinguished service by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Last year's winner of the Laetare medal was Frank C. Walker, former postmaster general. over an individual." "Almost Unlimited. He requested that he be quot ed as saying: "Under a closed or union shop agreement, a union has almost unlimited control over the right of an individual to work." Cites Rail Brotherhoods "The railroad brotherhoods have never been permitted by Clarence McFarland, 27, wound- law to have a closed shop or a ed Saturday nirht bv a dance hall union shop," he added. "Certain- supervisor during a melee at th ly this is proof that a good Corner tavern. 500 E. Walnut St.. union does not neea a ciosea remained in critical condition Tavern Shooting Victim 'Critical9 shop or union shop to be eminently successful. "The power of a union with a Sunday at Broadlawns General hospital, officials reported. McFarland, 1027 Scott. st., was Lionel T. Brown Funeral Tuesday Services for .Lionel T. Brown, 49, of 3324 Merle Hay road, will be held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at Dunn's Funeral home. Burial will be at Glendale cemetery. Mr. Brown, a veteran of World War I, died Saturday at Knox-ville veterans hospital after an illness of three jears. He was a native of Fredonia and lived in Des Moines 39 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Jennie Brown, Des Moines; two brothers, William C San Jose, CaL, and Edwin, Des Moines; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Mum-by, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Alma Toulouse, Indianola, and Mrs. Irene Snod grass, Des Moines. closed shop or union shop has shot by Jack Heenan, 59, of 1125 been seldom abused in Iowa, and .Garden road, police said, after the record of unions has been Heenan tried to quiet an argu-good. However, under a closed ment between McFarland and an-or union shop contract, the other tavern patron. power does exist in tne nanas of the leaders of a union and may be exercised without any reason." McAllister to Talk At Exchange Club Dr. Frederick J. McAllister, president of River Oaks Manor in Colfax, will speak at an Exchange club meeting this noon at Hotel Kirkwood. He will discuss "What Can Be Done About Alcoholism," outlining the program followed at the resort in treating patients. ir WATCHES Hfcm'Uon Bolova Elgia Croton Hribros l?s our Lny-Away plan for itraduation. JtWLLLKS 2nd Floor Kresge Bid., 7th and WmJnut Order by Phone 3-6191 ' " Flowers $2.00 to $8.00 I'- 606 Lccusi St cri( of them seriously, in the c "sh at Thirty-first street and Y ?st avenue. Thomas, a rriil carrier and driver of one of the cars, was dead on arrival at Iowa Methodist hospital. He s'.iffered a fractal ed skull and a broken neck. Deputy Coroner Jack R. Lilly re- s-ported. tV-His wife, Anna Mae, 50. thomas. suffered a severe head injury. I. H. Latimer. 57. of 1319 Thirty-first st., a passenger in the Thomas car, suffered a broken right leg. His wife, 55. received head cuts and a possible pelvic injury. They were taken to Iowa Methodist hospital. Suffers Skull Fracture. Seriously injured was William Harvey, 13. of 1924 Thirty-sixth st.. who suffered a skull fracture. He was riding with Robert Crog-han. 19. of 1001 Thirty-ninth St., driver of the other car. Croghan and another passenger. Don Henry, 16, of 310S Forty-ninth st., were treated at Broad- lawns General hospital for minor Injuries. The other youths ri with Croghan were not injured, police said. Patrolman William E. Purdy said witnesses reported Croghan was driving west on Forest avenue when his car crashed head-on with the eaat-bound Thomas car In the center of the Thirty-first street Intersection. Croghan was driving a 1941 Ford owned by his father. Charles Croghan, according to Purdy. No fr v's Thomas, a Des Moines resident for 19 years, was a native of Macksburg. He was a member of Izaak Walton league. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Ferris, Kansas City. Mix, and Mrs. R. L. Rogers, 1525 Thirty-first st; and one sister, Mrs. Emmett Livingsta Pasadena, Cal. 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