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ONTABIO GAZETTE F*ind«d I7f 7 ONTARIO REPO8ITORT Founded 1892 CANANDAIOUA MESSENGER Founded 1M3 BEPOSITOBY _ Consolidated 1862 THE DAILY HEBBENQEB Fonnded 1997 The Weather Established in 1797. Vol. 151. No. 10. COUNTY UPAPER UFO Snow flurries and colder ta- and CANANDAIGUA, N. Y., TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, *1948 Of Truman Doctor Single Copy, Five Cents Republicans Seek $5 Billion Reduction In Truman Bridget /.- _ . , ^i^ Warehouse Fire at Buffalo Cost of Foreign Aid to Be Main Target o! Foes Taber 'Believes 'Plan 'Fund Request too Great, Sets Goal lor GOP WASHINGTON, (/?) -- Republicans set out today to chop some $5,000,000,000 (billions) out of President Truman's $39,660,000,000 budget for the year starting July 1. The foreign aid program appeared likely to be the main target of the money saving drive. A $5,000,000,000 slash was the tentative goal set by chairman Taber (R-NY) pending a meeting j of the senate-house budget com- j mittee to go over details of the i unprecedented peacetime spending | estimate Mr. Truman sent to i Congress yesterday. j While Taber declined to specify | just-what items most likely would j be singled out for cuts, he noted j that the President's estimate of actual foreign aid outlays during the year and his requests for funds to finance other projects not yet authorized by law run well over $5,000,000,000 (billion*. Not Enacted For example, he said, the President wants "naif a billion dollars f f i fjnfmpr* iinv^r f ,-nl m i T H n r T training legislation, which Congress has 'not enacted and which some of its top leaders expect it 10 put aside for at least another year. Taber pointed out that while the Marshall plan for European recovery contemplates a ?6,800. 000,000 appropriation for the first 15. months, the budget says only §4,000,000,000 of that sum will be spent during the 12 months starting July 1. The New Yorker termed even that "too much." · And, Taber added, "the President's proposals for huge outlays for education, social welfare and housing, just to mention a few, seem way out of line even if Congress does authorize these programs." $5 Billion Goal Whatever the decision on his $5,000,000,000 goal, Taber said he "wouldn't be satisfied w i t h a n y thing less" t h a n a cut of $4,500 ,000,000. Republican 40 Years of U. S. Income and Expenses jQQp Legislators Open Battle for Education Aid FEDERAL EXPENDITURES AND NATIONAL INCOME B.llion 100- 8 0 - 60- 4 0 - 20 1009 TOTAL BUDGET EXPENDITURES 200 ISO 1919 1929 (939 160 140 120 -- · 100 -i- · 80 60 40 20 1949, ·The budget message of Prescient Truman illustrated with this graph federal expenditures and national income from 1909 to 1949. Figures for 1948 and 1949 are estimated. All 46 Survivors Of Ship Safe After Rescue At Sea I Teacher and Parent Blocs | Throw Support Behind I - Move for More State Funds ALBANY,. (.-P.'--Two Republican j lawmakers touched off a legisla- j live .battle today 10 pry from the Dewey administration a $103,000, 000 annual increase in state aid to education. Educational, teacher and parent blocs threw immediate support to 1 he program as "the most constructive proposal advanced for the improvement of public education" in state history. The program, sponsored by Senator Fred A. Young of Lowville and Assemblyman Wheeler Milmoe of Canastota, would: 1.--Double the existing "mint- mum support level" for common school education--borne bv the leaders are determined to ram through an income lax reduction bill this year that may trim by more than $5,000,000, 000 the $44,477,000,000 in revenues estimated by Mr. T r u m a n for the next fiscal year. Although the new budget exceeds by nearly $2,000,000,000 the anticipated government outlay for the current fiscal year, Mr. "Truman told Congress "it was tailored lo "rigid standards of operating economy" and is necessary to cope with "the realities of our existing international and domestic requirements." Tub Sought for Victim of Polio The importance of supporting the -drive for funds for infantile .paralysis which starts here Thursday is .proven by the case of little Beverly Sabin, eight-momhs-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sabin of Seneca Castle. Little Beverly with the help of her parents and local public health nurses is slowly recovering from polio which struck when she was just three months old. After two months in the hospital she returned to her home where the slow process of muscle rehabilitation began. Part of the treatment is full underwater motion .to strengthen afflicted muscles. In Beverly's case one arm and one leg were affected and a tub, either galvanized or enamel about three feet in length is needed to speed treat- mnt. So far neither her .parents nor public health nurses have been able lo find one. The nurses ask that anyone knowing where such a tub can be found contact their office at the court house, phone 823. NEW YORK. L-P-A11 46 survivors who abandoned the army's flame-swept funeral transport Joseph V. Connolly were safe today aboard two other vessels after a dramatic rescue irom meooats in which they had tossed for 11 hours in raging north Atlantic seas. Rescue of t h e 46--the Connolly's | 45 crewmen and its lone passen- j ger- was completed last night af- ' ..,.,,.. ter an all day air and sea search I k.: : for the survivors who abandoned their blazing ship in a northeast ·j;ale some 900 miles east of New York. The half-dozen men were picked up by the army transport Gen. R. E. Callan and the Black Diamond line's Union Victory which sped to the scene after intercepting the stricken Connolly's calls for help earlier in the day. Long-range air force planes from Kindley field in Bermuda aided in the rescue. The two ships reported all hands safely a b o a r d ' w i t h "minor burns and injuries among survivors." The Gen. Callan. still standing by the Connolly late last night, niessaged t h a t the distressed vessel \vas ablaze "from stem to stern ( with constant eruptions from 40 Master of Transport to 50 feet." An army sea-going tug left New York harbor yesterday morning to attempt salvage operations but tlie Callan's master radioed that the tug would "not be able to come within one-half mile of the flaming derelict." ! Cause of the fire, which originated in the Connolly's engine- I room, had not been determined, the Callan said. The New York port of embarkation said 27 of the men, including three injured, were taken aboard Twenty-nine tire companies responded to battle this stubborn blaze in a warehouse, formerly a Bell Aircraft Corp. plant, on the west side of Buffalo, N. Y. The plant was beinjj used to store crated machinery held by the War Assets Administration. (AP Wirephoto) state and localities--^ $200 for The"state"iegTsia'tu're Seaway Foes Launch Drive For Backing Of Legislature ALBANY, jp-- Foe.s of the proposed St. Lawrence seaway today launched an early campaign to get elementary and school pupils. $260 for high of New England industry and labor he was opposed to the St. Law- record rence seaway and power project S" ·. against the project on which U. 2.--Require the state to pay at least half the m i n i m u m in all districts, regardless of wealth. (The state now pays more than half in poorer uisincis ana Jess than halt in the wealthier.) 3.-- Increase the basis of the local c o n t r i b u t i o n from §2.65 to ?f per thousand on equalized real property valuation, with the state paying t h e difference under ifie minimum. Died Last Year A similar Young-Melmoe bill died .in committee last year. Governor Dewey has promised an increase of "substantial millions" to education but reliable sources have indicated it would not approach the $103,000,000 demand. The state contribution to education this' year will reach 'S150.000.000. j S. Senate action is pending Opposition to the project, which also calls for a huge electric power development, also came from other because lie did not believe it would provide improvements. to navigational arteries to equal the cost. Assemblyman Gerald F. Sullivan, Buffalo republican, introduced a resolution in the New York as- iutru LIIC j j j u - . ~ , ~ , .· · . fefleral boon- ! long-advocated project. quarters. in iNew lui'K cuv. jxiavor vvii- i ..... ~'-L_ ...... ---o--- -- -- .............. liam O'Dwyer described "the pro- I congress against approval of the posed project as do'ggling." Construction of such a seaway opening the. Great Lakes to ocean-going shipping would "ruin the port of New York." he added. In Boston, Sen. Leverett Salton- 23-Year-old Man If 1 *i TJT'll* Admits Killing 8-Year-Old Girl ' BALTIMORE, JP) -- A slender filling station attendant w.ho likes to play the trumpet told Baltimore police last night he killed eight-year-old Sheila Ann Tuley with a kitchen knife in Cleveland New Year's day when she resisted "She began to scream and I lost my head," Harold Beach. Jr., CQ) 23, recounted in a police headquarters room filled with detectives and newspapermen. The little girl's body, the dress way and power project "wit'n all j torn and covered with blood, was Meanwhile, another Republican, Assembly man Allan P. Sill of Massena, submitted a resolution urging congress to authorize the sea- stall (R-Mass. 1 told representatives 5 Die, 4 Hurt In Air Crash WASHINGTON, .?'--An East- Other bills introduced last ni°-ht I ern airlines plane w i t h nine perwould: 1.--Increase unemployment in. surance weekly benefits from S10- S21 to $15-530 and provide for $5, S4 and S3 payments for as m a n y dependants. sons aboard crashed on the outskirts of Washington during a rainstorm early today, killing five and injuring four. The plane, e n r o u t e f r o m Houston, Tex., to Boston, plowed convenient speed." He asked for early assembly action. Republican Assemblvman Wilson C. Van Duzer of Middletown, a seaway foe, called in a resolution for a legislative investigation of what he called "lobbying" by the state power authority for the project. Favored by Dewey Governor Dewey favors both the seaway and the hydroelectric power project, which was not mentioned in Sullivan's resolution. Most seaway foes do not oppose the pow- found on a neighbor's porch, less than a block from her house. She had disappeared earlier in the day while on her way to a drugstore to get cigarettes for her father, Edward J. Tuley. Captain of Detectives Henry J. Kriss said Beach, a bespectacled 140-pounder w.ho stands five feet four, was arrested yesterday at a filling station where he had worked since coming to Baltimore Saturday. Cleveland detectives were here er project, but army engineers to fly h i m back to O hio sometime have termed both phases as prac- d u r m g t h e day . He said 'he was tically inseparable. Sullivan called fo earlv dis- ! The .11. S. Army transport Joseph V. Connolly was ordered abandoned by her master, Capt. Ben Bostelmun (above), of Brooklyn, X. Y., after she caught fire 900 miles east of Now York. 2.--Relieve towns of paving one-1 i n t o a grove of trees on t h e Mary ' half the cost of forest fire fight- """' " Hc nf " 10 p " t "TM' 1 ""··"· n l i i e Union YUcry which was en route to Rotterdam when it answered the Connolly's COS. The Union Victory was directed to proceed to Halifax, Nova, Scotia where the survivors were to be transferred to the transport General Heintzelman. due Jan. 16. The 442-foot Connolly left here last Thursday en route to A n t - werp with 6,445 empty caskets to return additional bodies of American war dead from Europe. She arrived here last October with GIFT TO ITALY BUENOS AIRES (/Pi -- Senora Eva Dunrte Peron, wife of Argentina's phesident, announced in a telegram to Italian Premier Alcide De Geasperi today that she was sending a gift 1,000,000 lire ($1,736) to "alleviate sufferings poor people in Italy." of 6.248 war dead, first such shipment since the end of the war. Capt. Benjamin A. Bostelman of New York city was master of the vessel. The lone passenger was army Capt. Charles H. Collins of Camp Kilmer, N. J. Eisenhower Entered In Pennsylvania Race WASHINGTON (A -- The daring young men on the Eisenhower- for president political trapeze today treatened to upset Republican party calculations with a flyer into the April 27 Pennsylvania primary. Unabashed by tiie general's newest but second-hand disavowal of politico! dosirer. the Pennsylvania draft -Eisenhower league announced at Harrisburg that a slate of delegates will be entered for i h c retiring army chief of staff. Thus, Pennsylvania, with 73 n a t - ional convention votes, offers a posible second testing ground for those who t h i n k Dwight D. Eisenhower ought to be the Republican nominee and insist they intend to proceed along that line, come what may. Today's Weather S A. M. ..' 27 11 A. M 27 2 P. M 26 Sun sets today 4:59; rises tomorrow 7:37; sets tomorrow 5:00: moon, new; first quarter, Jan. 19. NEW YORK, (.pi-- Weather forecast for the Lower Lakes region (Lakes Erie and Ontario and nearby land areas of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, tomorrow through Sunday: Temperatures will average about four to six degrees below normal (normal maximum 33, normal min ing and charge the Sntire sum against the state. * 3.--Deny the use of school buildings and grounds to groups advocating the overthrow of government and subversive groups considered by the superintendent of schools as promoters of religious and racial intolerance. Additional Aid Young and Milmoe, in a joint statement, said their education aid measlire would guarantee addi- t i o n a l aid in "fiscally dependent and tax limit cities . . . by freezing lax rates for local school support at the present level." land side of the Potpmac river a few miles from the national airport shortly after reporting it was coming in for a landing. The' twin-engine DC-3 was demolished, but there was no fire. Eastern airlines said the cjiuse had not been determined, adding t h a t the pilot checked in w i t h EAL by radio at 4:27 a. m.. !EST) but failed to make contact w i t h t h e Airport control tower later as scheduled. charge of the resolution from committee, so. he said, the assembly could "adopt it in time" for senate action. In past years, the larger house has gone on record late in the session against the project, but the senate has adjourned w i t h o u t taking a stand. Sullivan contended the sea«v.y would have a "destructive effect" on the flow of traffic through "the cities and ports of this state" and would be used principally by ''ships of foreign registry." The dead were three passengers,! Resulting depletion in the earn- the pilot and co-pilot. Three in- J ings of other transportation agen- jured passenger.-, ami i i i e i'ii.um i ^"·'-·-··, Sullivan ,-a;d. \vo-ulc! th:\v,v attendant were taken to casualty | "tens of thousands" of people out hospital in Washington. Rain, slush, and muddy roads in Their S200-S260 minimum sup- I the area hampered police and i of iwork. Six-Month Operation He said the seaway would port level would affect districts with more t h a n three teachers, but the bill also would provide increased aid to smaller districts and greater allowances for night and summer schools, adult education and special classes in all districts. i m u m 13 in the East and 10 in the j Except for central schools. t h _ West) colder Tuesday night and j increased allowances for small continued rather cold thereafter. I districts Preciptation one-quarter to one- half inch, occurring as frequent snow flurries and occasional heavy snc-w squalls. TREASURY REPORT WASHINGTON. (.·? The position of the treasury Jan. 9: Re- lures. $89,402,944.85: balance, S2- 516.126,632.56; total debt. S256.- 528.375.634.94; decrease under previous day. $8.578,999.24. would carry "increased mandated local tax contributions," the legislators said. The Young-Milmoe bill would guarantee one and two-teacher districts S2.SOO per teacher and S10 per pupil in average daily attendance ami j u m p the local contribution to the revenue from a tax of $8 per thousand. The present allowance is 51,650 per teacher based on a $4 per thousand local tax in one-teacher districts and $2.65 in two-teacher districts. others in rescue work. The five dead were i d e n t i f i e d by the airlines as: S. M. Warner of Clinton. S. C.. who boarded at Greenville, S. C., for Washington.' W. A. Morehead of Clinton. Greenville for Boston. L. A. Brandt (no address), Atlanta for Newark. Capt. Paul Saltanis. pilot, and Ralph B. Sanborne, Jr.. co-pilot. The injured were identified at the hospital as: be operable only six months of the year and t h a t it "could not be self- liquidating." Supporters of the St. Lawrence project claim it will provide needed hydro-electric power and open the Great Lakes area directly to seaborne commerce. In Boston Carroll B. Huntress, chairman of. t h e National St. Lawrence project, opposing the waterway, predicted a "close f i g h t " on the seaway resolution in the senate. He spoke on the same pro- ram with Saltonstall. Navy Capt. Lucian Malbus. 47. I Huntress said tne prospect of Maxell Field, Ala., head injuries, j cheaper power is beins "dannled Peter L. Philos, 22, identified by j as bait" to New England to "win EAL as flight attendant. Astoria. N. Y., head and leg injuries. Eugene G. Stone, 24. Pensacola, Fla., head injuries. political votes." "Not a kilowatt of power could come into New England without i t he sanction of Albany, which, Morris Maple, 24, Princeton. N . I would never sanction it," he add- J., 2nd and 3rd degree burns. i ed. Gandhi Fasts Again, Seeks Indian Peace NEW DELHI. India, (fr -- Mo- j "You must prefer Gandhi or handas K. Gandhi started a life- lawlessness. You can't have both." endangering fas) for c o m m u n a l 1 delegation members said he told peace in Delhi and India at 11 a. m. (12:30 a. m.. eastern standard t i m e * today. The Indian patriot and prophet of non-violence, frail and 78, rejected last-minute appeals from Hindu, Sikh, and Moslem delegations t h a t he give the people 15 them in Hindustani. They added he asserted life had no value nor attraction without peace and love. Promptly at 11 Gandhi pointed to the remnants of his breakfast of goat's milk and vegetables, from which he had been eating days to restore peace before be- sparingly, and said, "take it away. ginning his fast. He received thorn in the garden of a millionaire friend's home here. It is time." Ho timed the start of the fast exactly with his watch. He then rinsed his mouth w i t h water and held a brief prayer service for his assembled friends and others, reading selections from the Mohammedan Koran, the Christian Bible and the Hindu Vedas or re- | Hgious tenets. He asked the people, including the Hindu, Sikh and Moslem delegations, to leave him then, and he went indoors to follow his normal routine of reading mail, dictating messages to his followers and closely studying cun t events in newspapers. In undertaking his fast, Gandhi .iaid it "will end when and if I am satisfied that there is a reunion of the hearts of all communities. · brought about without any o u t side pressure, but from an awakened sense of duty." Noting the mention of death in Gandhi's public announcement of his plan, some diciples said they feared that, should he die, India's non-Moslems would blame the Moslems and avenge him with a terrible slaughter. willing to waive extradition. Asked if he understood what he had done. Beach shrugged his shoulders, grinned wryly and replied: "The most 1 can get is death-so what?" Tuley, a 34-year-old machinist, said in Cleveland when told that Beach had confessed: "If it is at all possible, I want to witness his execution.xxxSever- al days ago I was quoted in the papers as saying that I hoped r ihe individual who killed my child died as horrible a death as she did. If this man is the killer, t h a t still goes." Bench tnlrl Baltimore police he had not come here to escape arrest--"I knew I wouldn't get away with it. I'd left fingerprints all over"--but to see his mother, who was divorced from his father when he was an infant. Businessmen Begin Flight Around World M I A M I , /P Ten American bussiness men left here today aboard a flying showroom for a 100-day. 45,000-mile business trip around the world. The plane was airborne at 9:45 a. m. (EST). San Juan. ' Puerto Rico, was scheduled for the first stop of the Atlas Sky Merchant, a four motored DC-4 which will visit more than 30 countries and scores of cities and towns on its tour. The plane will carry a crew of seven in addition to the 10 business men hearted by F. H. Bedford, Jr., president of the Atlas Supply company. Purpose of the flight, Bedford said, is to make a survey of foreign countries and display the latest in tires, batteries, motor testing devices, automotive and aviation parts and accessories. Moscow Attacks on America Increase LONDON JP ~ -Congressional consideration of the Marshall plan has resulted in a 'tremendous" increase in Moscow radio, attacks on America, both in bitterness and in number, listeners say. Broker Says He Was in Market Until Nov. 25 ! Senate Committee on; tinues Investigation of \ Trading in Commodity, i Markets WASHINGTON, UP) -- Briff. Gen. Wallace H. Graham's .broker testified today that under written instructions he held Graham's wheat trading account open until Nov. 25, 1947, seven weeks after President Truman had criticized grain speculators. Harry Brisker, customers' man for Bache Co. Brokers, also told the senate appropriations committee he does not remember specifically that Graham called: him after the president's Oct.,, blast against speculators and asked that Graham's grain holdings be sold. · .". : Graham, the president's person^ al physician, had .testified previously that he got .hurriedly b'ujt of the wheat market after -the i president lashed out on .Oct. $ against "gamblers" in grain. He got out, he said, except for one small purchase, but continued to deal in cotton until Dec. 18. Cotton A Commodity ' The youthful army officer said he didn't know cotton was re-- garded as a commodity and had thought he was correct .when h£ said a public statement that he had gotten out of the commodity markets. * : - ·.·· Graham referred to a statement he issued when it was first disclosed that he had been trading in. commodities. " ' . · ' · Graham said President Truman, did not know he was in the market until lists assembled by Secretary of Agriculture Anderson disclosed his name. He added that fre- never got any trading advice from anypne except his broker. Graham, who previously said lie had "lost his socks" in ".exchang'e trading, presented a statement showing that he had made .a profit of $6,165.26 in commodities'. But he said he lost 511,012.86 in stock trading and so had a net loss of §4,847.61. Graham's original public story was that after Mr. Truman's blast at commodity "gamblers," he asked his broker if he had any commodities and immediately ordered them sold. This account was challenged by Harold E. Stassen, aspirant for the Republican presidential nomination, who said Graham did not get out of the market until after Stassen inquired whether any White House personnel was engaging in such trading. In a prepared statement he read to the committee today, Graham said that he "assumed that the criticism the president made was of the buying of wheat or grain and I thought of that as commodities." "I did not think he criticized tbJe" buying of cotton, for instance, and cotton, I, of course, said to go when the broker recommended ahead," Graham said. Trading Is Legal Speculative trading in commodities is entirely legal, but Mr. Truman contended that "gambling" was running up the price of grain. Some grain exchange men dispute that contention. A compilation submitted by Gra- ham showed that he had sold 100 bales of July cotton on Dec. 18. Another notation said "closed out against pur 11-29," indicating that the purchase in question may have been made on Nov. 29. Graham conceded today that his broker. Harry Brisker, had acted under his orders in making purchases. He said he (Graham), assumed "full responsibility" for the trading that had been 'done. Previously he had said he told the broker to make purchases and. sales when the latter thought advisable and did not know of all of his holdings. Graham said that, against the advice of his broker, he had bought stocks which later dropped in price. He did not specify which stocks, but said he bought some shares in a Kansas City concern, first through a broker in Kansas City. He said he then switched hi? operations to the Washington broker. Two Cars, Plane Break Through Ice BAT CITY, Mich. (JP -- The automobile of John Sanbom of Midland,, Mich., broke through the Ice of Saginaw bay while he was fishing nearby. So a PineWming, Mich, firm sent a wrecker to. retrieve it. That broke througR\and sank too. A pilot, attrjfeted by the crowd, one the ice, landed to see what was going on. fti.s plane broke through also. The problem now is to retrieve all three vehicles. . ,

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