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-t" , 1 · f " 1 INDUSTRY Today's lead editorial holds that New York state should evolve poli- cie* that will lead to attracting and keeping industries. TANDAR Weather Official Syracast 4re« JKealfcer Fair and cold today. Tomorrow snow flurries, not 90 cold. , Hiyh today 15. Low tcnight 8. Report on F*f* ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR Volume 138 Number 141 SYEACUSE, N. Y., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1955 FINAL EDITION--FIVE CENTS rmosan Fo Preven Island Defense Plan Clear, Held Serving Peace Ike Asserts Use Of Land Forces Not Suggested WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. (ff) --President Eisenhower said today his Formosan policy should help prevent war by making ''crystal clear" America's determination to defend ''this great island barrier" against international Communism. The American objective, the president told ft news conference, "is to mtikc certain that no conflict occurs through mistaken calculations on the other side as to our concern about Formosa and our determination to defend it." "The purpose," he said, "is honestly and hopefully to prevent war/' He snid he believes World War 1 was sparked by a miscalculation of what Russia, France and Britain; would do. And while he *aid he wasn't trying to blame anybody, he feels the "Korean conflict started because of our falling to nu'ke clear that we would defend this small nation." ABOUT OTHER ISLANDS He declined to say whether defense plans for Formosa also ex- lends to the Quemoy and Matsu Islands off the Red China coast. But h« did say no recommendation has been made to him lor "committing of land forces of the United States in this particular situation." Hinting, perhaps, that this country isn't willing to go as far in protecting Quemoy and the Mat- sus ns the Chinese Nationalist Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek! $300,000. h Policy Help ower PRESIDENT AT NEWS CONFERENCE.--President Eisenhower displays an intent expression, left and right, as he listens to questions during news conference. He wrinkles his forehead, center, as he gives an answer in a light vein. (AP Wirephoto). Red China Halts Bomber 4 * Raids on Tachen Islands TAIPEH, Formosa, (Thursday), Feb. 3. Red China's bombers yesterday broke off their raids on the Tachens which -- say refugees streaming to Formosa -- have been devastated by repeated air attacks. Mi, Manhattan Lawyer, Named nsurance Head ALBANY, Feb. 2. «B-- Gov. Har$60 Clerk's Stock Market Tale No Joke ST. LOUIS, Feb. 2. Wl--A $60-a- wcck shipping clerk, whose lei- low employes thought he was joking about "big investments," loft an estate valued at more than desires, the chief executive said conversations are going on constantly with the Chinese Nationalists »nd "not always do our views exactly coincide." As to whether the U. S. 7th fleet U under orders to engage in "hot pursuit"--over Red Chinese waters or the mainland--if its ships or planes are attacked by the Communist Air Force, Eisenhower said he didn't think it best to "put out any specific blueprint.'^ STRIDE MADE To a question whether he feels more hopeful of preventing war than when he launched his Formosa policy--backed up almost unanimously in a r e s o l u t i o n adopted by Congress--the chief executive replied: "Well, I think at least we have made this stride, that we certainly have removed from anybody's mind, friend or potential foe, as to the determination of America to see that this great island barrier is maintained intact in the Pacific, that we are not going to let (Continued on Page 3, Column 1) Middlefron New VA Medical Director WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. ·William S. Middleton. 65. dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, today was appointed chief medical director of the Veterans Administration. Veterans Administrator Harvey V. Higley announced that Vice- Admiral *Tocl T. Boone is giving tip the job, and that Dr. Middleton will succeed him effective March 1. Middletoif was named for a four-year term at a salary of $16,800 a year. An inventory filed in Probate Court today listed the value of Armin H. Schmidt's estate at $60,251 but it Jncluded. 10,085 shares of stock listed at only $1 a share. Some of the shares are worth more than $100 each. Schmidt had worked for the Letterhead Check Corp. of America here for about 15 years and previously worked as a shipping clerk for a lumber firm and bakery. Employes at the plant said they kidded him when he talked of investments and plans for retirement that included a guaranteed income of about $200 a week. Schmidt retired after his vacation last August and died Nov. 21. He was 54. Under terms of his will, three- fourths of the estate goes to his daughter with the remainder left in trust for his widow. The lull, which may be tern- jiman today appointed Leffert porary. coincided with diplomatic Ho1 ?. * ^anhattan lawyer, as superintendent of insurance. He also designated Charles H. Kriger of Brooklyn as commissioner of standards and purchase, and named William S. Maxwell, as retired Navy Rear Admiral from Brooklyn, to be chairman maneuvering over a cease-fire. Some officials believe this may hold up withdrawal of the Tachen garrison, perhaps for weeks. (Indian sources in London said Communist China had delivered a secret message about a Formosa cease-fire to Prime Minister Nehru, but Peiping broadcasts gave no hint of Red intentions. (Broadcasts heard in Tokyo continued to denounce a cease- fire and once more demanded that U. S. forces quit Formosa, which President Eisenhower made clear Wednesday he has no intention of doing, GREAT ISLAND BARRIER Gov. Harriman Defends Plan To Boost Taxes School Aid Gut Held One Way to Dodge Increase ALBANY, Feb. 2. £)--Gov. Harrhnan, firing back at Republican critics, said tonight that if GOP legislators were "stunned" by his record $1,345,200,000 budget "it is only because they were not told before what was in previous budgets." The new Democratic governor defended his proposals to boost state taxes by $127 million to balance the 1955-56 state budget and asserted that the only possible escape from tax increases would be through cutbacks in state services, local assistance, and approved construction programs. "There are things that can be cut out of the budget," Harriman said in a recorded radio interview. He gave as examples the state's contribution to localities of $13 a pupil in school aid. and $36 million worth of improvements proposed for Routes 11 and 17. SEES CUT NEXT YEAR The governor, however, held out hope that some taxes might be reduced next year. In response to a specific question about the possibility of lower taxes for fiscal 1956-57, Harriman replied, "I can't talk about the future. I can only deal with this year." But he added that he hoped his administration "may be able to have some economies" in operating the state that would allow tax cuts. "I'm pretty conservative about spending money," he said. Labeling commissions established under the Republican administration of former Gov. Thomas E. Dewey as "screens for action, Harriman ,said: , "I'm for getting rnman ion m p rove ,' ·, (Eisenhower' : t6ld ; a '-con* 75,844 Puzzle Entries So Far For $900 Prize Puzzle fans a l m o s t froze The Post-Standard's staff out of the building yesterday as a constant stream of visitors kept the front doors o p e n i n n e a r - z e r o weather. Up to 4 p. m. yesterday, 63,080 solutions had been received in 24 h o u r s , bring the total on Puzzle No. 9 to 75,344, compared with 62,275 a week ago. Overnight receipts before this morning's 9.30 deadline will probably surpass last week's record 101,039 returns. A. B. Merrill, president of First Trust Deposit Co., will turn over the author's s o l u t i o n in a sealed e n v e l o p e this morning to a representative of The Post-Standard, and the contest staff then will commence the painstaking job of comp a r i n g entries for the $000 award for a perfect answer or for S100 in consolation money. Admits Slaying Not Accidenta NIAGARA FALLS, Feb. 2. UP)-Robert J. Ward, 24-year-old laborer, was charged with first Degree murder tonight after police said he admitted shooting his wife during an argument over another woman. Detective Chief Martin T. Considine said Ward confessed after taking a lie detector .test in Buffalo. Ward's story after the shooting last night was that he had aimed a 12-gaugc shotgun at his wife as a "joke" and the weapon fired accidentally. The victim, Mrs. Joan M. Ward, 22-year-old mother of three children, died from a gaping chest wound as an ambulance rushed her to a hospital. Mrs. Ward was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar C, Clark of Bogota, N. J. Ward, a chemical plant laborer, underwent lengthy questioning by police last night but stuck to his story that the killing was accidental. The couple's three children were in a bedroom adjoining the kitchen where the shooting occurred. ference the United 'States is determined to defend Formosa as part of the great island barrier in the Far East.) Another 538 civilian refugees from the Tachens, 200 miles north of Formosa, arrived at the Formosan pert of Keelung Wednesday alter a harrowing voyage during which they said they were threatened by four Communist gunboats. They reported the gunboats appeared shortly after they left the battered Tachens, Escorting Nationalist warships chased the gunboats away. A Chinese newspaper said some refugees reported a U. S. destroyer was nearby "apparently to protect us," but both U. S. and Nationalist naval sources said they knew nothing about this. FLEET TRAINS Somewhere in the dangerous of the state board of standards and appeals. Harriman said he would ask the senate to confirm, the appointments of Holtz and Maxwell. Senate approval is not required for Kriger's appointment. action,. not. for screens for action." He said he personally would assume responsibility -for seeing that the state government operated more efficiently. · NEW INVESTIGATIONS Harriman also indicated that his Holz, 58, , succeeds Alfred H. administration would undertake a Bohlinger "in the $18,500-a-year post. Bohlinger, appointee of former Gov. Thomas S. Dewey, re^ * signed yesterday, .'t..-:^x*,,\.., e ;t ·· The new superintendent is series of new investigations, under his direction. He declined to say what they, would ut. .-He said that .the-commissioner of investigation, J. Irwin Shapiro senior member in the law firm ofi"by .and large", w.ould. have in- Holtz and Schrier. He served as assistant corporation counsel" of New York City from 1923 to 1925. REALTY BOARD GOVERNOR 'Holtz, a graduate-'of New York University law school, is a vice president and governor of the real .estate board o| New "ork. During World War 2, he was chairman of the committee on state and regional * organization of the National Jewish Welfare board's war records bureau. Kriger, 54-year-old chairman of the New York City board of assessors, replaced John A. MacCormack as commissioner of standards and purchase. The job pays $17,000 a year.' MacGormack--another member ot the Dewey Republican administration--resigned as-, commissioner last month, but the Demo- structions .from .him in launching probes. He said the request for a $125,000 increase in the appropriation for Shapiro's office had been made necessary "to investigate the .things that should be investigated." Leaders of the legislature's Republican majorities have said they were "frankly stunned" by Harriman's proposals for an 11 per cent increase-in state, income taxes, a £ per cent unincorporated business tax boost, a 9 per cent corporation tax rise and added levies of 2 cents a gallon on gasoline and 3 cents on diesel fuel. In reply to other questions Harriman said he: 1--Was not in favor of earmark- waters around Formosa, however, cratic administration retained him the powerful U. S. 7th fleet was as a consultant. He will be alert and busy with "training missions," said AP Correspondent Forrest Edwards with the fleet, "Men and pilots are waiting out a U. 5. policy decision on fleet action in the^ Tachens situation with a new awareness of gravity," Edwards wrote. "Many realize that they will be the first to feel the heat if the cold war should turn hot. Most personally believe, however, that eligible for retirement in March. KRIGER ALSO LAWYER Kriger, like Holtz a lawyer, will supervise purchase ctf supplies and equipment for all state departments and institutions. Maxwell, born, in' Warsaw, Poland, has been serving as deputy commissioner of the New York He told an audience of business- City Air Pollution control de-|men that President Eisenhower partment since he retired from has clearly stated this nation's Colleges Benefit In Morrow Will HACKENSACK. .N. J., Feb. 2. M -- Thc will of the late Mrs. Dwight 'W. Morrow, filed for probate today, contained bequests totaling more than $1 million. Mrs. Morrow, who died at the age of fil at her estate in Englewood Jim. 23, was the widow of Dwight W. Morrow, former U. S. s e n a t o r and ambassador to Mexico. Principal beneficiaries w e r e Smith College of Northampton, Mass., Amherst College of Amherst, Mass., and Mrs. Morrow's two sisters, Miss Annie S. Cutter and Mrs. Edith Cutter J Yates. The two educational institutions and Mrs, Yates receive $100,000 each. Miss Cutter was bequeathed $150,000. SUCCUMBS AT 58 NEW YORK, Feb. 2. tfl--Mar- cel S. Krauss, 58 f president of the Yale Registry for Nurses and active in Jewish and Masonic affairs, died today after a long illness. the Tachens will not erupt in a shooting conflict." The refugees from the Tachens said Red bombs had hit all over the two tiny islands in the group. They expressed belief most of the 15,000 civilians will want to leave. Schools on the Tachens are closed and civilian activity is at a standstill.. The refugees declared the 15,000-man garrison was ready to stay and fight. (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) Weeks Believes i Peace to Continue CHICAGO, Feb. 2 "(fl--Secretary of Commerce Weeks today said he believes "we can reasonably expect peace to continue." YOUNGEST NEW CITIZEN.--Lucy LoDuca, 6, raised her hand before Federal Judge Robert E. Tehan, to become the youngest of about 100 new citizens naturalized in Milwaukee yesterday. Her American-born father, Thomas A., went back to Italy with his parents in 1929, when 9 years old, and did not return to the United States until 1948 with his wife, Elena, and Lucy. Although he did not lose his citizenship, he had not lived in the U. S. long enough to transfer his citizenship automatically to Lucy, (AP Wirephoto). Mayors Ask New Income Taxes to I · I **"!' If'fil Aid Crises, Villages ALBANY, Feb. 2. New the Navy in 1950. policy in the Formosan crisis and He was appointed t o - a full six- has won almost unanimous.back- year term oti the standards and irg of the Congress and the peo- appeals board to succeed William H. Roberts of Rochester, whose term expired Jan. 1 Roberts was chairman of the three-member board. The chairman is paid $15,900 a year, $2,100 more than the other members. The board has the power to, test materials devices or apparatus Chinese official sources said "l e l "_ ndw specifications of the (Continued on Page 2, Column 1) Margaret Guest At Gala Carnival PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb. 2. UP)--Princess Margaret tapped her feet to the rhythm of WesL Indies calypso tonight at the first big social event of her royal tour. The 2 4 - y e a r - o l d p r i n c e s s watched an hour long preview of Trinidad's annual gala carnival after a big reception at government house. Almost 800 singers and dancers were included in the performance. Earlier the sister of Queen Elizabeth II chatted with some of about 1,400 guests at the reception on the government house lawn. Margaret arrived yesteday by airliner for a month's visit to Trinidad and nine other British islands of the new world. islands of the New World. DENMARK HAS NEW HEAD COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb. 2. (#--Foreign Minister H. C. Hansen has officially taken over as Denmark's new premier. He succeeds Hans Hedtoft, who died Saturday. Comic Dictionary MOSQUITO The creature that puts more clothes on people than modesty. labor law. OKAYS NOMINATIONS WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. t/PI--The Senate agriculture committee today approved President Eisenhower's nominations of George Daley and Harland B. Munger to be members of the Federal Farm Credit Board. The nominations now go to the Senate for confirmation. The secretary was "optimistic" about the situation.. Weeks, speaking at 'the meeting of the Transportation Associati9n of America, also asserted: "We are making progress in routing Communists out of government." He said that the government is "making progress against Communists elsewhere in this country." He said statistics he got from the Justice Department before he left Washington showed this box score; Fifty-one Communist leaders jailed, 40 under indictment or on trial, 545 subversives deported, 185 barred from this country, 49 named in denaturalization proceedings, one convicted of treason and three convicted of espionage. Sunday's P-S to Include Articles on 75 Religions Like our 125th anniversary issue in 1953, next Sunday's Post-Standard is fairly certain of becoming a collector's item. Tremendous Interest has been expressed in the announcement that the recent 26-instaliment series on religions will be reprinted as a separate supplement in our Sunday issue. So many advance orders have been received that an early sellout is indicated. If you want to make sure of getting a copy, place your order now with your news dealer or call The Post-Standard Circulation Department, Syracuse 2-1431, to arrange for home de- .livery. Reprinted will be articles on Jews, Catholics, Episcopalians,'Methodists, Baptists, Disciples of Christ,' Mormons, Quakers, Lutherans,. Presbyterians; Seventh-Day Adventists, Christian Scientists and Unitarians. In addition, we have made arrangements to publish for the first time special articles on Congregationalists and Universalists. York State Conference of Mayors called-today for an additional tax on personal and corporation incomes--to be collected by cities and : villages. The conference, in a legislative program presented to Gov. Harriman and the legislature, declared that present local taxes and state aid had "not kept pace with the growing financial · demands." The organization asked that city and village officials "be given "more discretion" in the type and amount of taxes they could impose. Among its .proposals, was a surcharge oh the tax collected by the state on personal incomes and corporations. The conference did not suggest a rate for the additional levy. The conference said that surcharges would assure municipalities of adequate revenues and relieve the state of pressures to raise its tax levels "to meet the financial requirements of a few." Harriman has poposed, in his 1955-56 budget, boosts of 11 per cent on personal income taxes, 33 1/3 per cent on unincorporated businesses and 9 per cent on corporations. The conference also asked .for removal of statutory limits on real estate tax rates, and higher rates on gross business, local gross utility and consumers' utility taxes. Among other recommendations were: Establishment of a state commission to study all phases of home rule in cities and villages. The conference said that municipalities should be given wider powers to make their own laws. A 1955 state census to be used as a new basis for computing per capita aid. The group said it was opposed to Harriman's request for repeal of the Condon-Wadlin anti-strike act, declaring that "public em- ployes do not have the right to strike." LaFayette-Tully Stretch Tagged For Widening Sum Includes Some Work in Oswego Blvd. BY LUTHER F. BLIVEN Staff Correspondent ALBANY, Feb. 2.--Recommendation for appropriation of Sll million to finance 24.32 miles of construction and improvement of Route 11 in Central and Northern New York --including some work in Oswego bivd. in Syracuse is contained ir the 1955-'56 budget he sent to the Legislature yesterday, Gov. Averell Harriman said tonight. Approximately one-third of the Sll million would be spent this year if the Legislature makes the money available, a spokesman for the governor explained later. The construction schedule involves 12.18 miles of work in Route 11 in Onondaga County, nearly all of it in the LaFayette- Tully area. Also included is 1.9 miles of Oswego blvd. in Syracuse: William Robinson, district engineer of the State Department of Public works, said in Syracuse last night plans are being drawn for between $4 and $5 million in highway improvement work in Route 11 from the city line south to Tully Center. 4 TRAFFIC 1ANES Mr. Robinson said the plans call for four traffic lanes, with a mall in the center. He said "plans are pretty well along" but that no steps have been taken to acquire land needed for jority of a state advisory, council j widening of the highway from today endorsed Gov. Harriman's I present two lanes to four lanes. proposal'to extend unemployment Mr - Robinson pointed out funds Jobless Insurance i For All Backed by Advisory Council ALBANY, Feb. 2. ma- insurance to an workers this year.! Three members. appointed by 1. He said he does not know of former Gov. Thomas E. Dewey any other program for spending took no part in recommenJationsjstate funds on Route II. made by the advisory council on employment and unemployment insurance. They- are Perry B. Duryea. former conservation commissioner; HaroJ d T. Keller, former com- . The program also includes construction work OR 7.55 miles of Route 11 in St. Lawrence County and 2.69 miles.of the same highway in Clinton County. Gov. Harriman disclosed the merce commissioner, and Harold proposed construction program Brand, a member representing during a, press conference this labor. All were appointed to the afternoon. The subject came up nine-member 'y Dec. 31. jwhen he was asked if there was The majority also recommended;any ".escape" from the tax in- that maximum weekly jobless'creased he proposed in his budget, benefits be boosted from $30 to CUT IF WANTED $36 and that the period of employ- in re ply he said there could be rient required to qualify for ben- 1 " " -* ii -- *·*·-*- ·- --*-!-* efits be reduced from 20 weeks to 15. The Republican majorities in the Legislature also, have proposed bringing all workers into the unemployment insurance system. But they contend- that it should be done over a three-year period. Under present law, employers of less than four persons are exempt from the unemployment insurance law. Employers pay the full cost of the program. \ The Republicans have endorsed j proposals to increase maximum i NEW DELHI, India Feb 2 #!-- - » » - - . _ . _ - _ V ^^m. i t » ' * f c " escape" if the State Legislature wanted to cut back in local assistance, and he cited some examples. Then he disclosed that the budget he had submitted yes(Continued on Page 7 h Column 2) Russia to Build Steel Mill in India benefits to $36 a week. But they The Indian and Soviet govern- oppose the idea of shortening the |men t s signed an agreement today period needed to qualify for ben- for R uss i a to Duiid a ?95 m m ion efits. The council also proposed shortening the three-year period required before new firms become eligible for experience rating that could trim-their -unemployment insurance contributions. steel mill in India--the Soviets* first big industrial project in a non-Communist country. Minister of Production K. G. Reddy, announcing the preliminary accord, said the plant, which. India will finance, will be corn- It suggested _ t h a t _ small firms p i e ted by the end of 1959 if the plans are finalized. Reddy described it as "an integrated iron and steel works" with be lumped together in computing the stability of theL labor forces, to reduce the effect of "chance factors" in figuring merit ratings. an annual capacity of a million tons of steel ingots and 750,000 tons of finished steel. It may be expanded to produce a million tons of finished steel plus 300,000 tons of pig iron, he added. Russia will submit a final proj- Fay Scotti tonight was awarded ;ect report within nine months. damages of $170,000 in a suit!If the final price and detailed · . * 1 1 ' · * · * ! " J . I » _ Air Crash Victim Given $170,000 NEW YORK, Feb. 2. (£) -- Miss against National Airlines * stemming from injuries she suffered in the Feb. 11, 1952, crash of a plans are not suitable, India may withdraw at that time. While no final figures were DC-6 airliner at Elizabeth. N. J. given, the agreement said the Miss Scotti sued the airline for:Russian equipment .nay co*t $1 million--half of it for punitive Islichtly more than 95 million dol- damages, the rest of compensatory liars and technical aid 51/4 mil- damages. The jury found, however, there was no ground for punitive damages in the case. lion. India will pay the Russians over a 12-year period at 2H per cent interest. WARTIME SHELL FATAL ROVIGO, Italy, Feb. 2. UP)--One child was killed and four were seriously injured today when a wartime mortar shell they had found in a meadow exploded. Inside Today Page Comic Pages 18-19 Crossword Puzzle 18 . Death Record 7 Editorial ,, 4 It's a Draw 18 Junior Editors 14 Markets 17 Onondago County Page ..... 10 Radio-TV 18 Sports 12-13 Star Gazer 14 Syracuse News ..6-7-10-11-14-17 Theaters 10 Women's Features 5 Women--Social 8-9 Your Horoscope 18 COLUMNISTS Blackwood on Bridge 18 Leonard Lyons 11 Drew Pearson ,, . , . . . 11 W.estbrook Pegler .-. 11 SYRACUSANS SHIVERED YESTERDAY AS THE George E. SoKoIsky J \ 4 fell out of the thermometer to record a cold low of six below Sportsman's Corner 18 j zero, a record.---Page 6. Syracuse Headlines ROCHESTER, BUFJFAJLO AND YONKERS OFFICIALS WERE among guests last night at an informal reception preceding today 1 * "Big Six" mayors* conference here.--Page n. FIRE CAUSED BY AN OVERHEATED OIL FURNACE caused more than $2,400 damage early yesterday at a home near Brewertori.--Paige 6. LEMOYNE COLLEGE'S BASKETBALL TEAM DEFEATED Fairfield College, 79 to 65, at the W. Jefferson st. Armory. Syracuse University dropped a 91 to 79 verdict to Navy at Annapolis. --Page 12.

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