The Daily Messenger from Canandaigua, New York on January 12, 1948 · Page 3
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Canandaigua, New York
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Monday, January 12, 1948
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"""""" ONTASIO~aA2JBTIJE " Founded 1797 ONTARIO REEOSIXQUr Founded 18W OANAMDtAKlUA Fmnded THE DAILY MESSENGER Founded ItOT Established in 1797. Vol. 151. No. 9. The Weather Snow squall* tonight and Tuesday; much colder. CANANDAIGUA, N. Y., MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 1948 Single Copy, Five Cento Proposes $39.6 past Guard Searches Atlantic or Survivors Of Burning Ship Army Transport on Fire 900 Miles at Sea Crew of 45 and One Passenger Abandons Ship En Route to Europe with Caskets NEW YORK, OP)--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 niiles 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 message saia-me «t*s-iooi, ,j.o gross ton ship was sdQft.-and.QUt P^. control as'a resulhf-tff 'a"f1'fe" 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. Bostelman. The transport .commander is Capt. Charles H. Collins of Camp Kilmer, N:J; . The-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 route to the area of the fire 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 huilt in 1945, brought 6,248 -war deav. 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 due .to arrive at her -destination Jan. 14. The Royal Canadian air force search and rescue unit said it had cancelled a flight which had been prepared to keep watch on the ConnoHy r 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 Ready for Adventure Democrats Join Mayors in Move For State Aid Saved from the Gallows Socially-prominent Ted Dale (left) of Bryn Mawr, Pa., is the skipper and owner of the 72-foot auxiliary yawl, 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 May, N. J. (AP Wirephoto) I I university v.ommiuees Drafting Final Report Dewey Expected to Maintain S l a n d 1 Against Further Help to Municipalities ALBANY, /? --The Democratic party joined the state conference of mayors today in putting the heat on Governor Dewey's admin- i s t r a t i o n for more state aid to localities and broadening of the permissive local tax law. There '.vere no signs, however, that Dewey intended to budge from his .stand against granting f u r t h e r state aid to municipalities or from iiis insistence that the core of the local tax law be retained. The Republican-controlled legislature, convening tonight for its first working 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 to Dewey and the legislature a program 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- President Says Cost To Remain High Until World Crisis Solved | ' , --U' ' -' ·.'":"' Four-Fifths of Expenses 'Represents Aftermath of World War II and Efforts to Prevent World Wa* HI; Eleven Billion Asked for National Defense; Repeats Tax'Proposal THE BUDGET AT A GLANCE FOR YEAR ENDING JUNE 30 1948 . . . . . 1949.. . . . !"rnm» rs45.210.000.non S44.477 OOO.'OOO Outgo 37,728,000,000 39,669,000,000 S u r p l u s 7. !82, 000,000 4,808,000,OjOO Year-end debt 250.900. 000,000 246,200 000 000 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. Maish stabbed a high school girl, LaDonna Toscas, to death at Vancouver a year ago. In center is Deputy Warden P. A. Kelly of the prison. (AP Wirephoto) ALBANY, UP) -- Broad outlines of a plan for a state university system th?t wiii take 25 years to Clifton Springs Veterans Among 1st to Get Bonus complete were being hammered out today by the Young commission. The 30-member 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, apparent, disagreement between Republican President Asks Record Budget For Waterways WASHINGTON. i.-P -- President Truman fired an unprecedented peacetime budget of $39:669,000, 000 at Congress today to meet "the realities of our existing international and domestic requirements" during the 1949 fiscal year beginning July 1. He told the hostile Republican Officials Study Legality of Holy Land Arms Deals ASBURY PARK, N. J.. /P -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 III. . Although it exceeds by $2,000^ 000,000 his budget request- for .the current year, Mr. Truman declar-, ed its preparation was governed by "rigid standards of operating economy" in the governmerit. - . "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 world." . . . 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- 1 f estine and . seized i n - a two-state tion: ' ' ' - - - - - - 3. Widening of the local tax law ____ ,,,,,,_.,_. _.,,,, to include all cities and villages i ticin a year*ago' and islJo'per'cent and to give the localities author · . . i t y to levy other flood control. Orderly Execution gress last'year "provided for ac- studied legal, sactions. of the tran- WASH1NGTON, /P»-President Deludes $395,940,000 for general 1 r ?5?. d 4 p ; fe ^ eral officials today ~ , - . -- n,- 3 *. i ! SrUmPn lAcrfll. acndpfc. nf thn 1r?i«_ Truman recommended to Congress today a record $663,219,000 budget This is well over twice the president's $291.000,000 recommenda- The Jewish agency for Palestine weekend a celeration of" the waterways pro-! t h e fina P cial arrangements for the gram and added (hat the increased S" ant ' ty of « J ° v e s found herc imposts mitted. non-property besides those now- per- jes i tion a year ago and is 60 per cent |£ram and added that the increased j ^r 1 '.» ^I 7 7;J u u n u "«-' 3''- over the amount approved bv Con- i estimates this year "are needed for ' Inurs aay. and stated that the ma- · t y gress for such work in the cur- the orderly execution of this pro- j t e n * s . w ^ e le S a j! v procured to n,._ --4 c-. T i: T n f , crrarr-." await legitimate shiomenf." rent fiscal year, ending June 30. Congress last year voted $415,- ·1 Rebate to cities and villages i 553,525. of one-half the state collected! The president recommended that motor vehicle and gasoline taxes. on the basis of registry and mileage. The Democrats followed through w i t h an announcement in the names of their legislative leaders, Senator Elmer F. Quinn and As- .semblyman Trwin Stcingut, t h a t gram. He said that "almost all of the ! legitimate shipment. two Congressmen demanded $471,440,000 be made available for way- expenditures will be required to i t n a t the War Asset s administration carry forward projects u n d e r ! a " d thue war de P artme «t explain »i-^-.» ·» ; whv t h e a r m v s i i r n m c tYnlnch-oc flood control and $191.267,000 for The waterways budget present- ! rivers and harbors in the year be- j ed 'to congress" last year by Mr. ' i why the army surplus j were being sold "at a time like Of the first 850 New York state j on the commission as to the form bonus checks issued to veterans an d extent of a state university of World War II the only two destined for O n t a r i o county were addressed !o two C l i f t o n Springs- veterans of overseas service. The checks fur $'.'.:i(i v.-crc sent to Harold Robert Weils. Id Hibbard street, and to .lack C l i f t o n Huffman, of 5 Foster street, jn j Clifton Springs. j H u f f m a n , who is now employed j in the Ford garage, ;t i h a t village, was discharged from the U. Army as a PFC, a f t e r .having been hospitalized for 10 months in England and this country as the result of wounds received in combat with the First I n f a n t r y division legislative leaders and educators tlie ' would: 1. Press for passage of a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state from mandating local expenditures unless it provides the money to finance these expendi- program probably could be resolved. JtejitiMiVan !*/«" The COP leaders ;nul o t h e r hiu'hly placod members "f the Dewey a d m i n i s t r a t i o n have proposed a plan that calls for: 1. Taking over Syracuse university and converting it: into ;i state university. 2. Direct s t a t e ;iid to private medical schools fur expansion of facilities. 3. Establishment of state-aided but. locally i n i t i a l e d f w u - y c j i r comm u n i t y j u n i o r colleges. 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 expected 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 honorary chairman of the forthcoming campaign to erect a diocesan college orr a 72-acre plot of land purchased by the 'B'asih'an Fathers at the intersection of East avenue and Faifport roads, on the southeastern outskirts of Rochester. Joseph J. Myler, general chairman of the St. John Fisher cam- paTgn, announced last night that the gencfal public is Invited to attend ceremonies at the Eastman to hear Cardinal Spellman. Hailed as one of the leading figures in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Spellman has a notable career : of service both at the : Vatican as! an attache to the secretary o f ' state 1 arid as a member of the American hierarchy. in Franco. Ho was among t h o s e ) 4. An increase in the number o f , to make and survive the D-Day J state, scholarships for use at pri- landings on the Normandy coast, vale colleges and universities. His length of service was two The research staff of the Young years. Also in the European t h e a t e r was Wells, who was stationed with the Army's air forces in England, serving as a stock clerk. Serving a total of two years and nine months, he had previously had flight training before being transferred to the clerk's position in the air forces slock division. Wells is now working at the Papec plant in Shortsville. 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 (o six and the making of the reduced number more efficient. Tho program was urged as n Hires -. As an i n t e r i m step, urge en- a c t m e n t of a measure under w h i c h the stale would assume immediately I he entire cos! of state-mandated teacher salary increases, ;t. Move for repeal of a provision uf 'he (!)·!? (ax lau' which permits counties I" impose nuisance taxes only for educational purposes and requires the counties to t u r n over. the funds to t h e i r school districts. Krie county, t h e only one !ha( has imposed a tax under the law, would lie exempt. "But. no wild stretch of the imagination can the permissive county tax law. as it pertains to educational costs, he considered a int'ihoii by w h i c h mandated additional educational costs can be paid." ginning next July 1. Last year's appropriation included $298,322,825 · for flood control and $116,718,700 for rivers and harbors. The $471,440,000 recommended state department had tn fhP to the , » east since St. Lawrence Seaway TREASURY REPORT WASHINGTON, #--The position of the freasurv Jan. 8. Receipts. S159.621.034"oS: expenditures. S121.039.568.99; balance S2, ·195. 921.142.73: total debt. S256 s u b s t i t u t e for the Dewey a d m i n - 1 536,95-1.634.18; increase over pre- i.s!ration plan. vious day 823,694.487.59. Parking Dobbin at a Meter President Asks Reduced Farm Support Levels WASHINGTON, (,-T'i --·President Truman called today for a reduction in t h e levels at which t h e government, supports f a r m prices, but recommended larger subsidies to rebuild soil worn - t h i n by i n t e n s i v e wartime f a r m i n g . In his budget message, I lie chief j s t r u c t i o n projects will be for corn- executive said tlu- government pol- I plcling larger river basin pro- icy of supporting farm prices, start- ! grams, and added some of these Truman was $4,000,000 under t h e ! sum authorized the previous year j and was the result of an economy I Dec"'! program ordered by the president, j T h e ' a r m v "composition C" ex- , gress each year to carry forward j ^an- TN^wer^orfgin^ll^SDoUed ! tSSJ^SSSLfSg^Si i * """ '» · ^TMC£ 67 tons were recovered from a which the entire lot. had been pur- In addition to these authorized I chased. projects, 51,700,000,000 in water- ! Jewish leaders claimed the pur- way projects have been recom- ] chase was legal and necessary. The mended by army engineers, includ- ' Jewish agency declared in " New ing the St. Lawrence seaway and power development, which " have not been authorizd by congress. The budget statement, noted that, a f t r 1949 the largest volume i of expenditures for federal con- ed on a broad scale lo encourage large w a r t i m e o u t p u t , should he After leaving his snowbound car at home during a snowstorm, Arthur Provencher hitches his horse ;»ntl sleigh to a parking meter during a'shopping Irip lo Manchester, N. 11. (AP Wirephoto) such a u t h o r i t y expires for many products. He said support, levels should be reduced lest they encourage overproduction of particular commodities which "sometimes can occur under conditions of full employment." The president asked Congress to appropriate about. $1,093.000,000 i.billion) in new funds and borrowing authority to finance agricul- t u r e department activities, some of which have no direct connection with farming. This was $70,000,000 more than congress provided this fiscal year. The- proposed increase in farm subsidies would not become available until 1949 crop year. Congress already has appropriated 5130.000 000 for the 1948 soil program. Former Clifton Minister Dies SHERWOOD, N.Y., /J'i Funeral services for the Rrv. Harry Stubbs, rMirod Methodist m i n i s t e r who dir-d yesterday, w j l l bn held Wednesday. Hr studied at A u b u r n theolopi'il seminary and served pastorates in New Hop, Ktll'i^villc, -Sterling, Trumanshurg, Clifton Springs, Marcellus, Camillus, Mcflraw and Skancateles. Ho was a native of Kittiminstcr. England. The Rev. .Mr. Stubbs was elected lo serve for three years as pastor of the Clifton Springs Methodist church, from 1926 to 1929, Ix?ss t h a n six months ago bo called on many of his friends in the community during the last of frequent visits to the village. developments will take five or six years to finish. Th" ovoral! v.-?»i:»-'.vr?vs- rcco"".- mendatic/ns include $500,000 for alteration of bridges over navigable waters, duplicating a similar appropriation for the current year. Over and above these sums" the budget suggests an additional S9,- 000,000 for flood control, to. be used by the department of agriculture for preliminary surveys of watersheds and for emergency measures. York that it had "the responsibilities of a state about to be born" and it "must protect the lives and homes c-f the 700,000 men, women and children of Palestine." Col. R o b e r t ' 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 ^".c' C 5 - s i "·*'! r^ *- offi^o T-pp TT-I t pj n rt/i jif the depot. The shipment was sent from the depot in three trucks, each carrying 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 comprised 1 the total shipment, he said. Demand for Single Administrator For Aid Plan Repeated by Marshall WASHINGTON. /? --- Secre- [ tions far more unfavorable to us." tary 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 "business like" administration. Both President Truman and Secretary Marshall want a single ad- minis! rator who would be responsible to tbe secretary of statc on m a t t e r s of foreign policy. As lie did when testifying before t h e senate foreign relations committee last week. Marshall urged' that congress authorize a European aid program adequate to provide "genuine recovery." He said "the lime for relief programs is past," and added: "If we do not move out to meet, the problem in Europe today it will certainly' come to us here in the United States under condi- The administration is asking congress to authorize a four-year program of aid for Europe's economic recovery and to vote S6.800, 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 relations committee fired questions at Marshall for nearly four hours after he read a o,LOu-word statement last week. And «in even sharper cross-examination was in prospect today, over both the management issue and what Marshall described as the "precision" estimate of $6, 800,000.000 needed to run the program during its.first 15 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 subsfitute for Marshall's figure. position and take .whatever^ steps might be necessary under, the circumstances." " ' · " · . M^Truman...declared that.'7§ proposed "directly reflect ,the.costs of war^ the effects of war, and our efforts to prevent a future, war." In this class he listed .the.: two biggest items in his budget: $11,000,000,000 for national defense, 23 percent of the total and $279,000,000 higher than this yeai; $7,000,000,000 for foreign and other international affairs, .18 per cent of the total and up' $1,500, 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 $7,472,000:000 this year and another of $4,808, 000,000 in the following. 12 monUis 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, OOn.000.000 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 $3,200,800, 000 hike in corporation taxes? -". The new budget is .based.-on the assumption that Congress will accept a variety of other projects outlined in Mr. Truman's state of the union message which . GOJP leaders denounced as "Santa" Claus" bidding for votes. He ticked off his main spending proposals for next year as iollows: National defense -- $11,000,000', 000 to maintain the air force, army #nd Ti?tvv ^f 'ViTrr^n^ strength" and to gife a $400,000, 000 start to a proposed universal (compulsory) military training program. International affairs -- $7,000, 000,000, including $4,000,000,000 for the Marshall plan of aid to Europe 1 . $440,000,000 for "other" proposed aid and $1,250,000,000 for army- provided relief in occupied areas. Veterans programs -- $6.100.000. 000, a decline of $756.000,000 from this your. Interest on the public debt--55, 250,000,000, 13.2 pp.r cent of the total and $50,000,000 more than this year. Social Welfare Social welfare, health and security--$2,000,000,000, 5 per cent of the total and $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 cf one per cent tax on payrolls, begining next January 1. Tax refunds-^1,990,000,000, up $640,000,000. Natural resources · · 5I.fiOO.OOfi, 000. up $447,000,000. Atomic i;y development 'vouM go* 000.000, a $204,000,000 boost; flood control S440.000.000, a S13.').OOD.OOfl increase, and reclamation 000.000, up Transportation and 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 improerccnt, air n^vigaUon aids and., research; $222,000,000 to the maritime corn- Continued. on page «ix

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