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Thursday, April 16, 1942
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'Waa" ST.LOUIS STAR-TIMES THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 1C, 1942. ST.LOUIS STAR-TIMES SEVECj Nurses aid projects also will be enj larged, Parker said. With more anS! more nurses going into war service1,! many additional non-professionaij assistants are needed by local hosj pitals. Parker has been informed.- I At the present time, 300 nurses' aids are in training at City Hosj pital, 150 at Homer Phillips Hospital, and twenty-five at Marina Hospital in Kirkwood. U. S. Charges Carboloy Gave Secret Rebate G. I. Suliiiliary (.ranted Favors To G. 31. 1'roscculor Tells Senate Croup WASHINGTON. April 16. (U. P.) Special Assistant Attorney General John Henry Lewin charged today that Carboloy. Inc., manufacturer of cutting tools, granted a secret rebate" to General Motors in order to retain the "hon's share" cf its business. Testifying for the third consecutive cay before the Senate Patents Committee about international and domestic contracts of Carboloy and its parent company. General Electric Corp., Lewin said: In Its desire to retain for itself the lion's share of the General Motors business. Carboloy has expressly cone so far as to grant a secret rebate to the prices established by itself fcr Itself and its licensees. British Firm Discussed. "In 1339 Carboloy set up a procedure which would enable General Motors to purchase at the maximum quantity discount, recardless of whether it purchased the necessary quantity cf each size and type of p.ece." Lewin also discussed certain dealings involving the Thomson-Houston Co.. a British concern in which General Electric had a financial interest, and the successor corporation to a British subsidiary of the Krupp Co., of Essen, Germany. He said Thomson-Houston re-fu-fd to exchange technical information with the other firm after the outbreak of war in 1939. and told in brief of efforts of the Krupp sucsiciary's successor to get supplies of tungsten carbide powder. Ke introduced a memorandum dated November 22, 1939, by "Eve-leth of General Electric" which Lewm said indicated "plans were being made to supply such powders and that an arrangement would be made with British Thomson-Houston by which that company would receive a share of the profit on this transaction." Charge Are Denied. These nf-cotiations." Lewin said, "rrrr;pita!e(1 the situation In which the IJrltish Thomson -Houston Co. apparently placed its business affairs above the national interests of the United Kingdom and at a time v. hen the future of that kir.ccom looked very dark indeed." W. R. Robbins. president of Carboloy, Inc.. has denied Justice Department charges that the firm restricted production and maintained artificially high prices. Committee Chairman Homer T. Bone, Washington, Democrat, announced the company would be afforded an opportunity to present evidence when Lewm finishes. Bobbins, who interrupted yesterday's hearing jto protest that he was being accused by inference of beir.z un-American," held a press conference last night at which he issued a formal statement denying car." cf Lewin "s charges. Referring to the fact that Lewin is handling the Justice Department's anti-tmst case against Carboloy and its parent concern. General Electric, based on its agreements with the Krupp Co. of Essen, Germany. Robbins said: "It is hard to understand the reason behind the constant reiteration cf fals? public accusations. I am indicted in the Carboloy case. Certainly I have the right as a American citizen to say that I shall not cial prosecutor of my case, either rv smeared before trial by the offi-in a senate committee hearing or e ls"oi here. "I.-.n't it about time we ceased fclt-kerir.g find fiKhting among our-es.? Isn't it about time we ttoprx-d trying to break down our on morale?" Meanwhile. Senator Robert M. LaFollette. Wisconsin. Progressive, accused Standard Oil Co. ancTGen-eral Electric Co. of providing Germany with synthetic rubber and machine tools while restricting American production through a do- St. Louisans Urge Memorial To Noted Negro Scientist md JuaJ aaVmaaaf (LV.:,:.' Dr. George W. Carver. Dr. George Washington Carver, one of America's leading scientists and spiritual figures, will be memorialized in an unusual way if the project of a group of St. Louisans and other Missourians is successful. The project is the' purchase by the United States government, as a national historic site, of the Diamond Grove Farm, eight miles northeast of Neosho. Mo., which is the birthplace of this 78-year-old Negro who has revolutionized production in the Cotton Kingdom of the South and who is thought of by vast strata of his people as a "living saint." The group of Interested persons Includes Dean Sidney E. Sweet of Christ Church Cathedral; Mrs. Alexander Langsdorf; Floyd C. Shoemaker of Columbia, executive secretary of the Missouri Historical Society; Dr. Irving Inglis, head of the Inter-Racial Commission of the Social Planning Council, and Richard Pilant, a research worker who has taught on the faculties of Lin-denwood College and Washington University. Support Of Congressman Won. Through the executive administration of Sidney Redmond, president of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples, this group has won the pledge of Dewey Short, congressman of the Seventh District, to introduce a bill in congress for the purchase of the property, which consists ofthirty acres of walnut grove long used as a picnic grounds for the Diamond Grove community. Dr. Carver's achievements Include the creation of the peanut industry in the south; the development of synthetic marbles and building materials from vegetable wastes; the practical development of synthetic fibers and clothes from such raw materials as okra pods; paints and varnishes manufactured from Alabama clays, and methods of dairying, hog-raising, gardening and the creation of paper from pine wastes. If Congressman Short's bill proves successful, it will mark the first federal memorial to a Negro. Highway Markers Erected. Gov. Forrest C. Donnell broke a state precedent when, on April 3, Richard Pilant. he Instructed the State Highway Department to erect highway markers commemorating Dr. Carver's birthplace at the intersection of two roads at the Diamond Grove farm. Pilant, who has been the prime spirit in the movement to perpetuate the scientist's birthplace, has many incidents to tell of Dr. Carver's life. Around the Diamond Grove country, Pilant said, old timers remember Carver as the "boy who was always projeckin' about." "When little George Washington Carver learned his multiplication tables, old man Moss Carver gave him a yearling calf as a reward," they said. Dr. Carver Once a Slave. Moss Carver was a white man, owner of George Washington Carver and his family in slave days. Before George Washington was a year old, he and his mother were kidnaped by bushwhackers. Moss Carver offered another bushwhacker $100 "in gold" and a racehorse from 'his stable to "re-kidnap" the two. The mother, however, was never found. Moss Carver sent the boy through school. Author of fifty books and pamphlets explaining to farmers how they may derive the utmost usage from even the waste matters on their lands. Dr. Carver was made a member of the Royal Society of Arts, London, in 1917, and was awarded the Spingarn Medal in 1923 for service to his race. "A practical scientist who has brought millions of dollars into the coffers of the south. Carver has persistently refused to profit from his labors," Pilant said. "Because he also has shown thousands of poor southern Negroes and whites how to live from their land and without money, he has been called the first father of ersatz, but an ersatz which feeds and does not blight humanity." mestic monopoly in the two Industries. "Total war does not give us time to dicker with corporate empires at home which in effect claim that while men are being drafted, their corporations must be assured not only fat profits, but also various guarantees of monopoly and special privilege now and in the future," he said. Farm Group Urges Disease-Pest 'Alert' The Committee on Agriculture of the St. Louis County Defense Council has made plans for appointment of a person in each school district to be responsible for reporting any outbreak of insect pests, plant or animal diseases, Glenn G. Davis, committee chairman, anno u n c e d yesterday, "The possibility of the spread of diseases and pests by our enemies through saboteurs or fifth columnists is not a dream," Davis said. "A virulent outbreak of hog cholera could reduce the amount of pork produced far below our needs. Farmers are urged to vaccinate all the hogs they have." Capital Admirals 'Navigate9 Pool; Use New Britlge WASHINGTON. April 16. (U. P.) The capital's admirals have short ened their communication lines across the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool. Two temporary foot-bridges, connecting an equally-temporary navy building and the regular Navy Building on opposite sides of the pond, will cut off a half-block walk around the edge of the water. Officials said that after the war the two bridges would be removed from the pool which can return to its permanent job of showing off the shadows of the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. High railings are being installed on the bridges to guard against the possibility of anyone falling in. The pool is about a foot and a half deep. a former board member and committee chairman, and a past president of the Minnesota State Conference of Social Work. Entertaining TvtW "some-one special"? f ff j f fll Brins out that bottle of Bourbon de luxe and I I I y-Msffi thare your enjoyment of this truly de luxe If Ai. (pS(?3 Kentucky bourbon ... a glorious drink eithei I I I L-N--B0TW1 straight or mixed, any way you like it. Servo U I sTPtt.V VVTl it tonight it's a luxury drink, yet decidedly i , VAA ttm inexpensive! t it Distributed by: TRIANGLE WINE & LIQUOR CO., 1 106 N. Broadway 0 SZ&r I I rTI Telephone: CEntral 2535 St. Louis, Missouri fQ' YjllU 90 Proof It's Opening Day For Police Circus; Lots Of Oompah Today was opening day for the St. Louis Police Circus twenty- fourth edition with the traditional long drum roll signifying the approach of stupendous, death-defying feats at the Arena, 5700 Oakland avenue. The circus will continue through April 29 with performances at 2 p. m. and 8:15 p. m. daily. Special guests of the police today are thousands of orphans and un derprivileged children, given front- row seats where they can't miss a trick as the 300 performers maneuver for two and a half hours through their eighty acts and twen ty-five displays. For them, and for the others who will see the show during the two- week run, the circus is offering trained horses, bears, dogs and ele phants in what the old-time barkers used to call "a stupendous, colossal display." There's the "stratosphere act," which scoffs at gravity as the performers turn somersaults from trapeze to trapeze without benefit of net. There's the traditional "oompah" music of the circus, and the flop-shoed. white-faced clowns. In fact, to judge from manage ment announcements, about the only thing missing in this year's circus is Neptune, the "super seal of the century." Neptune, valued by his owner at $12,000, arrived in St. Louis Monday, ready to carry on with his balancing and music. But Neptune died Tuesday night. "We're sorry about Neptune," said Capt. John Y. Goodin, president of the St. Louis Police Relief Associa tion, to which proceeds of the circus go. "But the seal's friends will be in there, carrying on with a circus that's bigger and better than ever before." Timely And Appropriate Dean Joseph McLain, Jr. (left), of the .Washington University law school knew that many of his students would soon be called for military service. He managed to speed them through their course so they would be graduated before they were called. A class was graduated yesterday and at a banquet last night at the Forest Park Hotel, Charles Reed, president of the senior class, presented a gold watch to the dean for his efforts. (Star-Times Photo.) Harold Gattv Becomes U. S. Aerial Captain MELBOURNE, April 16. (Australian broadcast recorded by United Press in San Francisco.) Harold Gatty, who flew around the world with the late Wiley Post in 1931 to set a record of 8 days, 15 hours, 51 minutes, now holds a post with the United States Army Air Corps in Australia, it was revealed today. Gatty, an Australian, has been made an honorary group captain. After his flight as navigator for Post in the Winnie May, he aided in laying out the route for Pan American Airways trans-Pacific clipper ships. NYA To Step Up Training Program For This Region National Youth Administration projects to train young men and women for war industry jobs are being stepped up to handle double their present enrollment of approximately 1,500 trainees in the St. Louis area. Carl L. Parker, area director, said today. Enrollments can be made at the center at 3630 Marine avenue. Negroes are asked to enroll at 4316 St. Ferdinand avenue. Age limits are 17 to 25. The centers began accepting women trainees two weeks ago, and with the closing of clerical projects, ordered by G. Oscar Robinson, state administrator, It is expected that women will take technical training in increasing numbers. Most of the 250 trainees affected by the closing order are women. I fit cm cm. FACTOR TO YOU SAVt A DOHA 0 TWO, 5CU171 Sav Her on WALL PAPER rinnll. Stripri, Plastrrt, Pictorialt. Allvr. All Cnl-rt. Hundradt ! Beautiful Pattrrns. R.ady In Huna. 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