The Daily Messenger from Canandaigua, New York on January 12, 1948 · Page 1
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Canandaigua, New York
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Monday, January 12, 1948
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OOTAMO'GAZEXTE""""' ' Founded 1791 ONTARIO REPOSITOBr Founded 1802 OANANDAJGUA MESftENGEB _ ' Founded 1MI- BEPOB1TORY MESSENGER Consolidated 186Z THE DAILY MESSENGER Founded 1»07~ Established in 1797. Vol. 151. No. 9 ONTARIOUCOUNTY CANANDAIGUA, N. Y., MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 1948 The Weather Snow squalls tonight and Tuesday; much colder. ·rat Single Copy, Five Cents Proposes $39.6 Coast Guard Searches Atlantic For Survivors Of Burning Ship finny Transport Catches on Fire Miles at Sea Crew of 4'5 and One (Passenger Abandons Ship En Route to Europe with Caskets NEW YORK, CS)--The army transport Joseph V. Connolly, which brought the first war dead back from Europe, caught fire early today and was abandoned by its crew of 45 and one passenger in winds of gale force about 900 miles east of New York. The ship was enroute to Antwerp with about 5,000 empty caskets aboard. The coast guard said the Liberty ship Morrison B. Waite reached the Connolly's last reported position shortly after 7 a.m. (EST) and was searching for the Connolly's lifeboats. Almost three hours later the coast guard said the Waite had not sighted either the lifeboats or any wreckage. The New York port of embarkation said earlier no injuries or deaths were reported among the Connolly's crew. The weather bureau said, however that winds of up to 40 miles an hour were reported in the area and that the area had been hit by showers. The first -call for help from the Connolly was' intercepted here at about 4:30 a.m. (EST). -The mes- :«tge bttiu uie *±i-uHi, f,.LID-gross ton ship was adrift and out of control as a resuiroTa'ffrT'which started in the engine room. The last report from the Connolly said the fire was spreading, but the full extent of damage was not known because the ship's radio went out of -commission before it was'abandoned, the coast guard said: The port of embarkation said the ship's-master was a Capt. Bostel- .man. The transport commander is Capt. Charles H. Collins of Camp Kilmer, N:J. TJie-army, coast guard and air force cooperated in directing rescue-efforts. In addition .to the Waite, the coast guard said the army transport General Callan, carrying dependents of service men, the freighter Josephine Lykes and the Coast Guard -cutter Tamaroa, were en roulc to the area of the f n o The U.S.S. Lioba and U S.S. Mercury also were ordered to proceed to assist and Kindley Field, Bermuda, was reported sending two B-17 flying fortresses and a B-29 superfortress to the area. The Connolly, which was built in 1945, brought 6,248 "war dead from Europe and Newfoundland to New- York last Oct. 26. It sailed from New York for Antwerp Jan. 8. The Waite, operated by U.S. lines, left Rouen, France, Dec. 31 for Hampton Roads, Va., and was Ready for Adventure Saved from the Gallows Socially-prominent Ted Dale (left) of Brjn Mawr, Pa., is the skipper and owner of the 72-foot auxiliary yaw], Comache. which he will sail to the Caribbean in search of adventure. With him are Mr. and Mrs. Guy Reynolds of Bermuda, who have signed on as crew members, at Cape Ma.\, X. J. (AP Uirephoto) I I due 'to arrive at her Jan. 14. ·destination The Royal Canadian air force search and rescue unit said it had cancelled a flight which had been prepared to keep watch on the ConhoHy T s lifeboats When the Waite was reported near the scene. Canadian public weather office officials said temperatures at the Connolly's reported position should be fairly moderate because it lies at the edge of the gulf stream. Spellman to Make Rochester Address Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, will come to Rochester Jan. 27 to deliver a major address on Catholic education at the Eastman theater. His speech is e.vpected to sound the keynote for -the drive to be conducted throughout the Rochester Diocese from Feb. 12 to 23 to raise $1,047,236 for construction of a new St. John Fisher college. Cardinal Spellman is making his first official visit to Rochester at the invitation of Bishop James E.' Kearney who is serving as honor- arychairman of the "forthcoming campaign to erect xi diocesan college on"a 72-acre plot of land purchased by the Basilian Fathers at the intersection of East avenue and Fairport roads, on the southeastern outskirts of Rochester. Joseph J. Myler, general chairman of the St. John Fisher campaign, announced last night that thfe 'general public is invited to attend cefemonies at "the 'Eastman to hear Cardinal Spellman. Hailed as one of the leading figures in the .Catholic Church, Card- ina'l Spellman has a notable career ot service both at the^Vatican as! an attache to the secretary of state 1 and as a member of the American hierarchy. university v.ommiuees Drafting Final Report Democrats Join Mayors in Move For State flid [ Dewey Expected to Main- I 4-01V* jQ -f o »"» ft* A fV *!»-» r^ LL4.JL11. kJ L U. 11 U .LJL^tlJLltOl 'Further Help to Municipalities ALBANY, (.Pi ---The Democratic paity joined the state conference of ma\ois today m putting the heat on Governor Dewey's administration for more state aid to lo- ca'iues and broadening of the per- nusM\e local tax law Theie w e i e no signs, however, that Dewey intended to budge from his stand against granting further state aid to municipalities 01 from his insistence that the core of the local tax law be retained. The Republican-controlled legislature convening tonight for its fust woiKmg session of the new year, is expected to obey Dewey's dictum against more state aid, but a sizeable block of upstate Republicans in both houses is reported intent on amending the local tax law. Mayor's [Program The Mayors conference submitted (o Dewey and the legislature a progiam asking for: 1 "At least temporary" increase in per capita state aid to localities. 2. State assumption of "all the cost" of state mandated local ex- · n n v i r 3 , t , - - * 1 ~ -no *.4-;«1,l-,~l»- , V. rtr^Mol -tion. " - - -- -* 7 3. Widening of the local tax law to include all cities and Ullages j hon "a yea7go"and islo'p'eTcent and to give the localities auinor- oxer the amount approved by Con- I Gotimates this jear "are needed £01 * T hu itv lo levy other non-monertv DTO« fnr cnr-h TM nru ,r, ih'c. ^nr. the orderlv pvpniiinn rf th.c r,rr,_ ; tenals President Says Cost To Remain High Until World Crisis Solved Four-Fifths of Expenses 'Represents Aftermath of World War II and Efforts to Prevent World Wai- Hi; Eleven Billion Asked for National Defense; Repeats Tax 'Proposal THE BUDGET AT A OL.-iNCE FOR YEAR ENDING JUNE 30 1948 , 1949 ! n en m o S45 210 000 000 $44,477 000 000 Outgo 37,728,000,000 39,669 050 000 ^ u i p l u - 7.'82,000,000 4,S08,000'000 Year-end debt ^50 900. 000,000 246 °00 000 000 Joseph Henry Maish, 17, of Vancouver, Wash., looks up gratefully at the Rev. Arvid Ohrnell (left), prison chaplain at Walla Walla, Wash., after receiving word one hour before he was to have been-hanged at Washington State Prison that Gov. Mon C. Wallgren had commuted his sentence to 99 years life imprisonment. lUuish stabbed a high school girl, LaDonna To.scas to death at Vancouver a year ago. In center is Deputy Warden P- A. Kelly of the prison. (AP Wirephofo) WASHINGTON, .P -- Pi esident Tuiman fired an unprecedented peacetime budget of $39,669,000, 000 at Congress today to meet "the realities of our existing international and domestic lequire- ments" during the 1949 fiscal year beginning July 1. He told the hostile Republican ALBANY, UP) -- Broad outlines of a plan for a state university system that will take 25 yeais to Cliiton Springs Veterans Among 1st to Get Bonus complete were being hammeied out today by he Young commission. The 30-rnember body, headed by Owen D Young, scheduled a daylong session to draft a final report for submission to Governor Dewey and the legislature Young intimated that appaient disagieemenl between Republican legislative leaders and educators' Of the first 850 New York state I on tne commission as to the form President Asks Record Budget For Waterways Officials Study Legality of Holy Land Aims Deals I ASBURY PARK, N. J.. GB -Spurred by the demands of two congressmen for an explanation of Congress nearly four-fifths of the spending estimate represents the aftermath of World War II and efforts to head off World War HI. Although it exceeds by $2,000, 000,000 his budget request for ttik current year, jVIr. Truman declared its preparation was governed by "rigid standards of operating economy" in the government. "The plain fact is," he'said'in his accompanying message, "that our budget must remain high until we have met our international responsibilities and can see the way- clear to a peaceful and prosperous w orld " Costs of War and Peace In an obvious reference to the hoped-for effect of foreign aid-in curbing the spread of Communism, Mr. Truman said: "Should failure of these programs result in a further exten- i esfine and seized in a two-state WASHINGTON, (/R-- President Truman recommended to Congress today a record $663,219,000 budget JALi. t»4»4.*., » » l^j £ l ~ ^ j ^ ^ i -- . This is well over twice the president's 5291.000,000 recommenda- includes $395,940,000 for geneial I rou ". d "P federal officials today ri ---- 3 ____ *. ___ i " ! Si 11m An lAcrol a orient c rtf f ha 1 Tin flood control. have to reexamine our security position and take whatever-steps might be necessary under the cu- cumstances." __ r^J^TTM-TM^--declared that 79 gress last year "pro^ea^- j *£ « £«* ~^~ j J^ST'Sr^r'SiS^S Orderly Execution celaratfon j studied legal aspects of the tran- j sactions. ,,_ i The Jewish agency for Palestine I saia o\ er me weeKena uon. or tne v/aterways pro- i ""·*"--- ·. and added that the increased i ^ antl j y of e . ifnc- -f^jc? - nr-iv "o-w^ « ^ ^ j « j f... * i nursuHv, snci imposts mitted. levy other non-pi operty besides those now pei- gress for such work m the current fiscal year, ending June 30. Congress last year voted $413,Rebate to cities and villages 553,525. of one-half the state collected i The president recommended that motor vehicle and gasoline taxes, on the basis of registry and mile- bonus checks issued to veterans of World Wai II the only two destined for Ontauo countv were addressed o iwo Clifton -Springs v e t e i a n s of ovcisoas son ice The chocks fm to Haiold Robert Wells. 10 Hibbard street, and to Jack Clifton Huffman, of 5 Foster si i eel, m Clifton Springs. Huffman, who is now employer! and extent of a state university program solved probably could be re- Republican Plan The GOP leaders and of hoi hmiilv placed nicmbeis of the Dewej ctclministialion iia\e pio- poscd ci plan that calls for: 1 Taking ovci Syiacusr unj- and r o n v c i ' m ^ i t ii'to A - ," u "" u '' "" u us """· im i )J "- ve(l state university in the Foid gaiage, at ( h a t village. J ., was discharged f i o m the U. S G " Army as a PPC, a f t e r h a v i n g been hospitalized foi 10 months m England and this country as the result of wounds i c r e i v e d in combat with the Fiist I n f a n t i v division in France. lie was among those ,iid lo piivate medical schools foi expansion of facilities. 3 Establishment of state-aided but locally i n i t i a t e d lwo-eiu comm u n i t y minor colleges. 4. An increase in the numbci of to make and suivive the D-Day j state, scholarships for use at pri- landings on the Normandy coast His length of .service was two eai a Also in the European theater was Wells, who was stationed with the Armj's air foices in England, serving as a slock clerk. Serving a total of two years and nine months, he had pieviously had flight training before being transferred to the clerk's position in the air forces stock dh ision Wells is now working at the Papec plant in Shoits\illc. \ a t e colleges and u m v e i s i t i e s The research staff of t h e Young ion na^ iJiopoafJ state- supported medical, dental, nursing and graduate schools, junior colleges, including more two-term terminal vocational institutions and a reduction of state teacher colleges from 11 to six and the making of the i educed number more efficient. Tho piogram wa- utgecl as a s u b s t i t u t e for the Dewey administration plan. age The Democrats followed through w i t h an announcement in the names of their legislative leaders, Senator Elmer F. Quinn and As- semblvman Irvvin Sleingut, that they would: 1. Pi ess for passage of a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state from mandating local expenditures unless it provides the num^y to finance these expendi- t u r e - . 2. As an m l e i i m .stop, uige en- a c t m e n t of i measuie undei v hicn the state would assume immediately the entire cost of state-manrlat- ed teacher salary inci eases. 3. Move for repeal of a provision of i he 1917 lax law w h i c h permits counties In impose nuisance taxes only for educational pin poses and ipquiics t h e counties to turn over the funds to t h e i r school districts. Erie count v, t h e only one that has imposed n tax under the law, would be exempt. "But no wjJrl slielcfi of Hie imagination can flip permissive coun- tv. tax law, as it pertains lo educational costs, be considered a meliiuu itv v. niui mandated additional educational costs can be paid." $471,440,000 be made available for flood control and $191,267,000 for rivers and harbors in the year beginning next July 1. Last vear's appropriation included 5298,322,825 for flood control and 5116,718,700 for rivers and haibors. The $471,440,000 recommended the orderly execution of this pro- crr-^Tn " ;ives found here stated that the ma- were "legally procured to gram. await legitimate shipment." He said that "almost all of the ! The two Congressmen demanded expenditures will be lequired to i that the War Assets administration carry forward projects under i a n d the war department explain " way j v v h v the armv suiplus explosives The waterways budget pjesenl- being sold "at a time like ' The stale department had I baiined shipments of arms and mu- e v l o u s " e a r Snit,ons to the m,ddle east since v t h r t was the result of an economy i £ ee 5 program ordered by the president " armv "comcosition C" President Asks TREASURY REPORT WASHINGTON, (/Pi--The position of the treasury Jan. 8 Receipts, $159,621,034,58: expenditures. $121,039,568.99; balance $2, 495. 921.14273; total debt, S256 536,9.31.634.18: increase over previous dav S23.694.4S7 59 Parking Dobbin at a Meter Support Levels WASHINGTON, /Tv -- Picsidenl Truman called today for a reduction in t h e levels at w h i c h i h o government suppoiti l a r m puces but leconimenrted larsei subsidies to rebuild boil worn t h i n by intensive wartime fc bureau said, there will remain a backlog of 57.38,500,000 in authorized rivers and harbors projects · *,,,and 52,366,300,000 in authonxed flood control programs. St. Lawrence Seawa.v 67 tons were recovered from a three-truck shipment at Sauger- Y The WAA impounded 61 tons at the Army's Seneca Ordnance depot, Romulus, N Y , from which the entire lot had been pur- In addition to these authorised ! chased, projects, _51,700,000,000 in water- i Jewish leaders claimed the pur- way projects have oeen recom- j chase was legal and necessary. The mended by aimy engineers, mclud- \Tewish agency declared in " New 'York that it had "the responsibilities of a state about to be born" and it "must protect the lives and homes of the 700,000 men, women and children of Palestine" In his budget mg the St Lawience seaway and powei development, winch have not been authorizd by co-ngres.s. The budget statement noted that aftr 1949 the largest volume of expenditures for ferieial con- Hie chief [sliuction projects will be for com- executive said tho government, pol- j pleling larger river basin pro- icy of suppoi t i n g 1 a i m puces, st ait- ' grams, and added some of these ed on a broad scale to encouiage developments will take f i v e 01 si.x large w at time o u t p u t , should be years to finish. such a u t h o i i l y expiiea for many products. He said support levels should be reduced lest the\ encourage overproduction of particular commodities which "sometimes can oecui undei conditions of full employment " The president aKed Confess to appiopriate about 51,093.000,000 i b j M i o n ) in new funds and borrow- i n g authority to finance agriculture department activities, some of which have no direct connection w i t h farming. This was 570,000,000 more than congress provided this fiscal year. The proposed increase in farm subsidies would not become available until 1949 crop year Congress aheadj* ha» appropriated 5150 000 000 for the 1948 soil program. After leaving his snowbound car at home during a snowstorm, Arthur Provencher hitches his horse (o n pariiinfj meter (Inrinp a shopping trip lo Mnnrhcstrr, N. II, (AP Wircphoto) Former Clifton Minister Dies SHERWOOD, N.Y.. /Pi - Funeral services for the Rev. Harry Slubbs, rrlitod Mclhoriist minister who di^fi ycstprrtay, v \ i l l b»- held Wed- n^srljiy. HP studied -il Auburn theological sominary and seivcd pasloiales in .\",v Kop, Ktllo^villc, y t c i l i n ^ , Trunidnsburp, Clifton Springs, Marccllus. Camillus, McOraw and Skaneatele.s. Ho was a native of Kittiminstcr. England. The Rev. Mr. Slubbs was elected to serve for three years as pastor of the Clifton Springs Methodist church, from 1926 to 1929. Less t h a n six months ago ho callefl on many of his friends in t h e community during the last of frequent visits to the mendalions include $500,000 for alteration of bridges over navigable waters, duplicating a similar appropriation for the current \ear. Over and above these sums" the budget suggests an additional 59,000,000 for flood control, to be used bj the department of agri- cultuie for preliminary surveys of watersheds and for* emergency measures Col. Robeit R Judson,commander of the Seneca Ordnance depot, stated today that the sale had been made on a "pick-up" basis through the New York war surplus office °rcl a c.i-v!pT- office ^pmte'red at the depot. The shipment was sent from the depot in three trucks, each cairying approximately a 35,000-ton explosive load. The shipment comprised demolition blocks weighing about two and one-quarter pounds apiece known as Army "Composition C ' which Col. Judson said contain some cyclonite. A total of 177,770 blocks co'mpnsed 1 the total shipment, he said Demand for Single Administrator For Hid Plan Repeated by Marshall WASHINGTON. 0?) -- Secretary of State Marshall told House members today a "business like" administration of the proposed European aid program is important, and the way to get it is to put it under a single individual- Marshall testified before the House foreign affairs committee where considerable sentiment has developed for an eight-member administrative board. Those backing this idea say it would mean a "business like" administralion. Both President Truman and Secretary Marshall want a single administrator wfto would he respon- Mble to the secretary of state on matters of foreign policy. As he did when testifying before the senate foreign relations commitlee last week, Marshall urged that congress authorize a European aid program adequate to provide "genuine recovery." He said "the time for relief programs is past," and added: "Tf wo do not move out to meet Hie problem in Europe today if will certainly- come to us here in the Uniled States under condi- tions far more unfavorable to us." The administration is asking congress to authorize a four-year program of aid for Europe's economic recovery and to vote 56,800, 000,000 for the first 15 months of the program. The amount of later spending would be up to the congresses of the future. Some influential Republicans are talking of cutting the 56,800,000, 000 figure In half. The senate foreign n-lations committee fired questions at Mai- shall for nearly four hours after Me read a 5,otHi-wonl statement last week. And m even sharper oross-pxaminalion was in prosprot today, over ooUi the management issue and what Marshall deseubed as he "precision" estimate of ?6, 800.000.000 needed to run the program during its first 13 months. Rep. Vorys (R-Ohio), a member of the House group, told a reporter that while the whole issue is in the advance "talking stage," Republican -leaders in the House have mentioned $3,000,000,000 as a possible substitute figure. Marshall's of war, the effects of war, and" our efforts to pre\-ent a future war." In tins class he listed ,the_ two biggest items in his budget: $11,000,000,000 for national -defense, 28 percent of the total and $279,000.000 higher than this year- 57,000,000,000 for foreign and other mtei national affairs, -18 per cent of the total and up 51,500, 000,000. , He injected a note of optimism, however, with an estimate that "under existing tax laws" federal- revenues will yield a record- breaking surplus of 57,472.000.000 this year and another of §4,808, 000,000 in the following 12 months if Congress adopts his fiscal plan. To Scale Down Debt Mr Truman insisted the government should use all excess over spending to scale down the $256, 000000.000 public debt. To do this and still leave room for the S40-per-person tax cut he suggested last week, the President reiterated his call for a $3,200,000, 000 hike in corporation taxes.' The new budget is based ,on the assumption that Congress will accept a vanety of other projects outlined in Mr Truman's state of the union message which GOP leaders denounced as "Santa" Claus" bidding for votes He ticked off his main spending proposals for next year as lollovvs: National defense -- 511,000,000, 000 to maintain the air force, army and nivy gf 'Vprrefit strength" and to'gi'e a S400,00ft 000 start to a proposed universal (compulsory) military training program. International affairs -- 87,000, 000,000, including 54,000,000,000 for the Marshall plan of aid to Europe, 5440,000,000 for "other" proposed aid and 51.250,000,000 for army- provided relief in occupied areas. Veterans programs ~ S6.100.000, 000, a decline of 5756.000,000 from this year Interest on the public debt--S5, 250,000,000, 132 per cent of tho total and 550,000,000 more than this ear. Social Welfare Social welfare, health and fecur- ity--52,000,000,000. 5 per cent of the total ancj .$70,000,000 more than this year. This would include increased aid to dependent children and the blind and initial administrative costs of the proposed health insurance program. The medical care benefits would be self-financing through a one-half of one per cent tax on payroll 1 ;, begining next January 1. Tax refunds--$1,990,000,000, «P 5640,000,000 Natural resources 51,600,000. 000. up 5117,000,000. Atomic energy development '\ouW get *% 000,000, a S20t,00n,000 boost; flood control 5440.000,000, a S13S;000,OOfl Micieasp, and reclamation 000.000, up 585,000,000. Transportation and communirn- tion--51,600,000,000, or 4.1 prr cent of the total and $83,000,000 more than this year. Biggest item: $478,000,000 for highways; $321, 000,000 to cover a deficit in postal operations; $211,000,000 for ; airport-building and improenjcntj «lr navigation aids and. research; $222,000,000 to the maritime cornContinued: on page six-

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