The Daily Messenger from Canandaigua, New York on January 15, 1948 · Page 1
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Canandaigua, New York
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Thursday, January 15, 1948
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CAJS ANQAMiU A Fomided 1797 CANANSAIGVA MESSENGER Founded 1802 tHE DAILY MESSENGER founded IJJO? Light snow and ncit so eokl. tooight; eg***-fcripi 4 southwest i winds sbifttnt Established in 1797. Vol. 151. No. 12. CANANDAIGUA, N. Y.,. THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1948 e Copy, Five Cents. Work Under Way On Final Plans For WewjJehool Overall ! Cost trf Project, $1,47^807, otrtd Be Financed Through 30- Year Bonds The development of plans for the proposed ne\v elementary school for the IJnion free school districtr of Canandaigua has progressed a .major stejp during the last month, and work is a] ready under way on the preparation of working drawings and specifications, Arthur E. Warren, superintendent of schools, revealed todav. Cost of 'the" entire school project including -the new building, furni-.; lure and development of the: grounds, is estimated at $1,478,867. Under present plans the . school project would be financed by 30- year bonds, which could be retired at an annual cost of $65,000, in- eluding interest, school officials say- , · The- Buffalo firm of architects,; Lyrrian and Associates, has been. 1 directed by the. local school board to start work on .the drawings and specifications following approval by the state department of education on Dec. 16, of the revisions in the original plans agreed upon at a conference of members of the ·local school board and of department of education officials, at A1-. bony, Dec. 2. Economy is shown to be primary concern to the state department of education in a letter from Don L. Essex, director, division of schools and grounds, in which he indicates his approval of the revised plans. In the letter, which was addressed to Will Jam F. Lewis, president of the board' of education. Director Essex writes: Cubage Reduced "This is .the third set '"of plans " ' * . , lies oat the 'agreement which we ·reached at our las); .conference on pec. '2, ; "1947. .It is /encouraging to note, that .the cubage of the building has '.been 'TeBtidi^rbm-i^GSr 000 (cubic feet) "in the previous submission- to' 1,710,000 Mil 'the next sub.rriissipn. . . ' " . ' . . ' ''We feel'thattbX.u'tinost econo- nly has been '51:4011964 in 'planning the building, and tHai' there is rib resulting los_s in efficiency." . In . the : same ' ·letter' Director Essex shows -that f, educing , the size of the 'proposed Building, has ariaterially affected ' its usefulness. The director's letter- continues: "On. trie basis of a good program ihe '..building wall. have 'a capacity of .about '1,000 pupils. As the present." enrpllrrieht (in 'the .present Union school and three neighborhood' first to third grade schools is :864 exclusive of four-year old kindergarten pupils (for which classes would be initiated in the new. school) and as census figures would seem to indicate an increas- 5 ng en rbU'pnent, it ' :is obvious th at .the buildmg.ha's ;been planned con-: servatively for future "growth." ': ', Financing Discussed Regarding the .anticipated cost and "financing of the. new school, Superintendent Warren released the following statement, which, he said, had ' been approved of by Charles P. A. Persons, vice-president of the bpard of education, act- Ing -"as president during the . absence' of the board's' president, Mr. Lewis, who is wintering at Florida: "The lowest per-cubic-fpot cost of school construction during 1947 of which, we are ayare was 75 cents. If it were possible to let a contract for the construction of our proposed building, which has a carefully estimated cube of 1,710,000 feet, at 75 cents per cubic foot, the total cost for general construction, heating and ventilating, plumbing and electrical work would be $1,282,894. ."Architect's and engineer's commissions, legal fees and insurance during construction would add approximately 581,000. Site development, including roads and walks, is estimated to cost §25,000 and the. purchase of furniture and equipment is estimated, at $90,000 making the to'tal cost of the project $1,478,867. "Bonds issued for this project would undoubtedly be retired throughout a period of thirty. years. On a bond issue of §1,500,000 maturing in 30 years, the average. principal payment each year would- be $50;Ck)0. The present interest rate at which school bonds would be issued is' about two percent and It is felt that the rate will increase' only slightly during th'e next few months. If "it were, possible to issue bonds for this project at two percent,' the 'average- annual interest payment during the thirty-year period would be $15,000. $65,000 Per Year "Undoubtedly bond retirement would be arranged so that during the first years the annual payment would be largely for interest while during the latter years it would be. almost entirely principal. In this way annual payments throughout the thirty years would be about tlie same " amount each year, and for a bbnd' issue of $1,-. Continued on Page 3 nore Truman's Tax Proposal WASHINGTON, (#" -- Republicans today pasted a "file arid forget" tag on President Truman's proposal for a "cost of living" cut in income, taxes balanced by a new excess profits levy on corporations. With even key Congressional Democrats showing little "enthusiasm Tor the White House pljan, the majority leadership signaled in- Rep 1 . Knutson (R-Minn) to reduce Told fertilizer Projects Better ROCHESTER, (#--Fruit grow, ers heard today that granular nitrogen fertilizer probably would : be in sufficient future,supply to' eliminate the need of buying special machinery to distribute anhydrous or liquid nitrogen. Dr. Damon Bbynton of the Cornell university department 'of -pa- mology said in a speech prepared for the 93rd annual convention of the New York State Horticultural society that over-all fertilizer prospects 'were better than last year. Prof. N- B. Hoffman of the same Cornell department discussed in a -prepared speech the merits of dinitro compounds and app-1- s'et, an auxin preparation, as sprays for thinning apples. Boynton reported the supply of granular nitrogen was short now and probably would remain so for six months because of "an unprecedented deniand for fertilizer in this cc/untry, abnormal shipments .of nitrogen abroad" and a lack of plant facilities. "The over-all nitrogen prospects are better than they were last year because facilities for producing granular ammonium nitrate will be increased considerably during the year," he said, adding: "The future supply of these granular materials look bright enough so that it will probably not pay our fruit growers to equip themselves with special machinery to distribute anhydrous or liquid nitrogen." income taxes $5,600,000,000 (billion) a year, mainly on a percentage basis. The House Ways and Means . committee which. Knutson heads was summoned to- take up' his bill tomorrow. Secretary of the Treasury Snyder was invited 'as the first witness. .The president's proposal went j before Congress late yesterday i after he conferred at the White i House with Reps. Doughton (D(NC), Cooper (D-Tenn) and Din' : c-p-ll (D-Mich). all members of the ! Ways and Means committee. i To the surprise of many it was j introduced by Dingell 'instead of , Doughton, who is house manager j of tax -matters lor r Ms~pafty"~ahd' j headed the committee wjien Dem! ocr.ats' controlled' Congress, i "I 'wasn't ready .to take a posi- ! tion," Doughton told reporters. "I ' wasn't consulted before the bill was -drafted." ,' The measure would: 1. Give each .taxpayer'a flat $40 a year reduction for. himself and each dependent dated, back to Jan. 1. Thus a man with a.wiJte and two children would 'pay 5160 less in 1948. This would 'remove 10,300, 000 persons from the tax rolls and i reduce the taxes of 54,500,000 oth- j ers. j 2. Recoup the '$3,200,000,000 i ('billion) loss of federal revenue by | a new 75 per cent excess profits i tax on corporation's. Corporations i with profits of $50,000 or less j would be exempt. Others would receive an exemption of. 135 per cent of "their average 1935-39 profit plus $50,QOO. A corporation with an average net income of $100,000 in the 193539 period would figure its exemption by adding 35 per cent, making $135,000, and tlie'n 'another $50,000, bringing the figure up to $185,000. The 75 per cent tax would be levied on any profits above $185,000. Taxes on profits of new corporations would be measured by a capital investment formula. Above is the architect's view of the proposed new Union school building-, which would replace the 70-year-old, structure on 'Main, street, at Greig Terrace. The drawing is based .on. plans revised according- to agreements between, the.local board of education, and the State department 1 of education, made at a conference at Albany, Dec. 2.,The proposed building, of an overall widtfi rf : 375 feet, is designed to 'contain 34 classrooms, numerous ^aiixiEary rooms, a cafeteria, auditorium, and gymnasium. The'Complete cost of the building is estimated, at nearly $1,500,000, which, it is proposes, could be raised through a bond issue maturing- in 30 years. The new school should, serve the community without additions for 60 years, according to conservative estimates. Anti-Communist Measure Introduced In Legislature Canandaigua Shivers at 2 Above But Is Warm Compared to Potsdam Canandaigua lived up to its name as "the. ^chosen spot" last night by escaping the paralyzing cold which left much of the state ! shivering -in weatner ranging j downward to an unofficial 40 de- I'grees below zero at Potsdam. Unofficial city reading sunrise today was two degrees j above. Only above the i lowest thermometer drop reported ! here this winter. i Canandaigua's cold weather i casualty list was confined to cars ]that refused to start while other parts of the state faced more serious problems. Albany listed one i unidentified man found frozen in ! a snowbank. j "Some snow" was reported by I the Associated Press, moving from ; the western section across .the state by tomorrow morning. The weather bureau predicts a rise, .in the mercury · tonight. Official, pity- reading at 1:30 today was 19 above UN Considers Indian Warfare ALBANY, (/P) -- Assemblyman Frank J. McMullen introduced in the legislature today a bill "to expose Communists" holding civil service jobs, particularly in education and vmblic welfare. . . The bill would require an affidavit of all civil, service employes, ^ which substantiates the weather i bureau's prediction for tonight. I The unofficial 40 .below report i ) came from, the Henry. Norman | larni Jiear 'me m'lioai reading at Pojsdam was minus 24. Owls Head, traditional icebox of the Adlrqnda^.s "28, "Saratoga Springs registered a four-year record of 22.5 below. The warmest spot was New York City, where the mercury dropped over-night to 8.9 above, lowest this winter. Other below-zero temperatures: Canton and Ticonderpga, 20; Elmira, 18; Utica, ,17; Oneonta, 16; Poughkeepsie, 15; Rome and Glens Falls, 14; Malpixe, 13; Cortland, 12;: Fort Plain, 11; Newburgh, 10; and. Syracuse and Rochester, 2. Arab League Plans Occupation Attempt CIARO, -- ^lisad Dagher, chief of the press section of the Arab league, told a news conference today the league has recommended that Arab nations occupy all Palestine with regular armies when British troops leave. Britain has said she will terminate her mandate in Palestine May 15 and that the deadline for evacuation of her troops is Aug. 1. Asked whether the plan to occupy all of Palestine with regular Arab armies represented the decision of each individual Arab country or the recommendation of the Arab league, Assad said: "The Arab league recommends and each state is not forced to take the recommendation." ACCIDENTS INCREASE ALBANY. W--Industrial accidents in New York last, year totaled a record 787,245. almost 80,000 more than in 1946. The workmen's jompensation board said the number of industrial mishaps increased in all areas of the state. BODY 'FOUND IN LAKE GENEVA, .'?-- The body of Fred Weinman, 43, of Geneva, who was last seen on Nov. 17, \Vas found in Seneca lake harbor yesterday. Search was not started until last, Friday as Weinman had told of plans' to go to Florida. Opposition Appears Among Democrats to President's Bequest WASHINGTON, UP)--Sharp opposition to the administration's anti-inflation plans cropped out in Democratic ranks today in the wake of President Truman's new appeal for compulsory action to curb living costs. Senator Maybank (D-SC) contended that "all this talk about rationing and price control is only serving to frighten people and will do more harm than good." The South Carolina lawmaker told a reporter he is "all for anti- inflation, but let's be reasonable about it." He said he was particularly irked by Secretary of Commerce Harriman's testimony that the administration plans .to slap price controls on textiles and steel if Congress grants the cost of living powers Mr. Truman is seeking. Dewey Urges Support Of "March oi Dimes' ALBANY, (^--Governor Dewey today urged public support of the "March of Dimes" campaign to raise at least $30,000,000 in the fight against infantile paralysis. The governor noted that the polio Vale had increased "definitely" in the last five years and costs of medical care and treatment had "risen tremendously with the progress of inflation." The national foundation for infantile paralysis 'is conducting the drive. I LAKE SUCCESS. /P)-- Deadly conflict resulting from partitioning of India last summer comes up in the United Nations t.6(Jay with the security council opening debate, on .India's charges against her sister dominion, Pakistan, over fighting in Kashmir. popalaswami Ayyangar, Indian minister without portfolio, prepared a 27-page speech detailing his country's complaint and demanding that the council order Pakistan to stop aiding the tribal invaders of Kashmir. Pakistan was ready to deny the allegations and in turn seek to broaden the discussions to cover all differences between the two dominions. Fighting has been going on in Kashmir, a princely state in the northernmost area, almost since the paritioning of British India along Hindu-Moslem lines last Aug. 15. Approximately 77 per cent of Kashmir's 4,000,000 people are Moslem, ruled until recently by a .Hindu mararajah, Sir Hari Singh. He requested affiliation with the dominion of India and New Delhi agreed pending a plebiscite under conditions to "be specified. That move touched off the fighting. India considers Kashmir a part of her territory, at least provisionally, while Pakistan insists that the state remains independent and thus subject to affiliation with either dominion. Late Bulletins RALEIGH, N. C., /T--Josephus Daniels, Raleigh publisher, died at 1:25 p. w. today. He was 85 years old. HOBdKEN, N. -I., (/F)--An explosion in the empty tahkpr Elks Hills ripped a 50-foot gash in the larjce ocean-KoinK vessel today but caused no injuries among repair crews working on the. ship at the tttdil Shfpyartls drydock. Wife of Senator Included on New Grain Trade List both state and local, swearing they are not now and. never have been members of th.e Coinmunist .party · "or any. organization advocating 'or teaching the overthrow, of tie U. S. government by force." McMullen, a Brooklyn Republic can, said: "Charges have been made ihat there are Communists In our teaching positions and in the New York City w.ejfare department. . "Wie know that reds 'have infiltrated both these bureaus as well as other departments of the state and municipal government x x x. "Out In .Open" , ' The name TM ments - the - ° ! : ele- mined Armistice Only fllternative Officials Assert $ National iWould NeeiJ to Spend Billions for De-1 fense Forrestal Says WASHINGTON, W--Two" of the nation's top defense chiefs. tolS. Congress to'day that substituting-a strong United States';armed fprj£ for 'the European recovery pliin would be only an "armedannis'- tice" and may mean drafting nifat for military service. ·· " ' ~ T Senate and .house Committees- conducting hearings on ..the. pro-, posed Marshall plan for aid "to Europe heard: . · , : 1. Secretary of the Army -Royall testified before the senate foreign relations eornriiittee that the~ alternative to the recovery plan-is "gpipg back to the draft" ".uiilesst means can be found to .increase' voluntary enlistments 'not ''·ho\f ".producing the manpower' we need." · ; ·' ··::-·· .2. .Secretary .of Defense Forrestal tell the house foreign affairs com.* mittee that creation of a strong' I defense force would be a "fallacdi; oiis" s.ubsti|:ie for. the aid; jrJ» grant arid would mean only,; an-, "arnied armistide." · · . . y ~^-' Forrestal said,'such' a. .mov'ei would fail to "accomplish the-objectives 'of internatiphal econpXnic' restoration, and stability;"and raft- its cost might approximate 1 - ·'jjEt?r pOO.OOO.OpO. (billion) annually sbnj- parSd with a current .national;, de? fense" budget of $11.100;6QO,~OOQ': : '^*' Prevention of Wai- .- .I/J;; "dreating this power ,v yolve mobilization of. so..m "our .money and- rri|iijppw:e deny ourselves economic i Forrestal said. He" emphasized : 'fhjii" the objective of the aid' program "is the prevefuipn, pfvwar 1 '" and. should not be.considered "a/threat ' against- ani " fTpt- Q/3--J^! 800,000,06Q ._.,. .,, 15 months of the recovery^;Qti£ grany 2 Die, 8 Hurt In train Wreck LITTLE ROCK, l#i--Two persons were killed and at least eight others injured -today when two Rock Island trains collided headon at the western outskirts of Little Rock. . - .': -'· . . Dead were W..L. Martin, about 58, North Little. Rock, 'engineer of a westbound passenger train, and an unidentified Negro woman passenger. Martin was scalded to death in the cab of his locomotive. Grady 'Herr, Little Rock, engineer of an eastbound freight train, suffered severe burns and G. W. May, 26, North Little Rock, Herr's fireman, suffered the loss of his right leg below the knee. J. C. McDaniel, Martin's fireman, received minor lacerations about the head. Both firemen jumped from their locomotives just before the impact. Transport Planes Speed Evacuation Of Missionaries CHENGCHOW, CHINA. UP) -Transport planes sped the evacuation of missionaries from this Communist-menaced center today. Civil war fighting, however, -hid the fate of an unknown number of Americans and others who had sought safety in Laohokow to the southwest. Four have been killed in recent days--three of them slaiin by armed Chinese who shouted "Americans must die!" and the fourth was fatally injured by a grenade explosion in Communist - 'government fighting. As missionaries and other foreigners gathered at the busy Chengchow airport, one American said the spread'of civil warfare'and of anti-foreign sentiment had convinced him: ".. .it's time for us all to get out of China again." (There .are more than 500 in danger spots, mission leaders said.) _.._ r _... .___. . . . u p o n a new list of 5j6pl 'cotton traders today: 'as . senators investigating commodity speculation continued of transactions by Senator Elmer Thomas '(D-Okla). The senator's wife is named Edith. When .the same name appeared on 3. similar list last week Thomas said his wile ihas her own 'money 'and trades in commodities. He said he, too, has dealt in stocks and commodities 'but has never used any "inside"' government information. Mrs. Thomas declined to comment. Later Thomas furnished a senate appropriations subcommittee. headed by Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) with a memorandum of his own trading. "Asked by newsman today whether, the committee will invite .Thomas. .to 1 _appear, as. a- witness, 'Ferguson.replied: "All.I'can say is that we are studying the memorandum." The committee has taken secret testimony from several men who said they were 'commodity traders and friends of Thomas. Asked whether they will appear at public hearings later, Ferguson . replied "\ve do not announce the names of witnesses unless we are going to hold an open hearing." The only open hearing now scheduled is on Jan. 23,..when Republican presidential aspirant Harold E. Stassen and Edwin W. Pauley, special assistant to Secretary if the Army Royall, are slated to 'be heard.. The committee made public yesterday the record of its closed door investigation of trading by John Kerr Rose, a Library of Congress employe who helped write 'a world food report for the special house committee on foreign aid headed by Rep. Herter (R-Mass). .Rose said he made a dozen or more transactions in .the commodity markets in 1947, most of them in oats futures, and he said he suffered a net loss of $1,744.75. SAFEST CITY BATAVIA, /P) --Police Chief Forrest A. Gray believes this city of about 18,000 must be one of the safest of its size his annual report shows there was not a violent death of any kind in the city during 10-17. "Jaycee Week" Set By 'Governor Dewey ALBANY, (^--Governor Dewey today proclaimed the week of Jan. 14-21 "Jaycee Week" in recognition of the work of the New York State Junior Chamber of Commerce. He said the activities of the chamber "have .been of particular value in the disturbed years following the end of the war." "As a body and individually its members have cooperated with the government of the state in the fight against inflation," Dewey added. .duce later In the. session a bill to bar Communists from civil service, positions. "The federal government is con] ternplating the expenditure of ' some 20 billion dollars to stem the tide of Communism outside pur borders," McMulIen said. "We certainly, should "be in a position to defend ourselves." fiarlier this week Republican State Senator Fred A. Young of Lowyille introduced legislation' requiring all, .state .employes./and officials to take a loyalty oath. Demands for legislation hitting at Communists in .public employment shared the legislative spotlight today with a. renewal of the Democratic fight for more state aid to cities. Favorable Reaction Senator Elmer F. Quinn and Assemblyman ·· I r w i n Steingut, minority leaders, said in a joint statement .that there had been "widespread" favorable reaction to "the party's proposals for increased state aid to localities. . "This has;been particularly true in rural areas which haye b^en hard hit by the state's arbitrary action in. mandating increased educational costs without .providing funds for the local communities to carry out the program legislated by the state." the leaders said. They reported they had received many calls and letters of congratulations from municipal officials "in numerous cp'unties" pledging support to the Democratic program. The program, based on proposals made last weekend by. the state conference of mayors, will take shape in three bills to be introduced soon. State Would Pay The first, by Assemblyman Philip V. Backowski of Buffalo and Senator Peter J. Dalessandro of Watervliet, would require that i any increase in educational costs ' be borne by the state. The second, to be sponsored by Assemblyman James Lyons of Monticello and Dalessandro, would initiate a constitutional amendment prohibiting the state from mandating local expenditures unless it provided funds to finance them. The third would repeal the section of the 1947 permissive local tax law insofar as it earmarks county levies only for education. Assemblyman D-Cady Herrick of Albany and Dalessandro will sponsor it. Meanwhile the citizens public expenditure survey reported that state aid to localities had increased $179,900,000, or 91.4 per cent, since 1936. MEAT INSPECTION ALBANY, (/Pi -- A statewide meat inspection system to prevent sale of unfit meat is sought in a bill introduced in the legislature today by Senator Thomas C. Desmond. ^_ ^ TREASURY -TM.~..~ WASHINGTON, (JP)' 1 --The position of the treasury Jan. 13: Receipts, $254,717,070.56; ; expenditures, $184,415,396.53; balance, $2,643,426,148.94; total debt, $256,542,570,981.84; increase over previous day, $10,781,612.02. itb" yesteWay that plan is accepted,,, ^tt-iife budget-will nave, fc, bX?niep%a'y and' · immediately'' mcr'easeicC ^ ·'.'^ · Asked how this can~b^accpin|f-~ lished,. Rpyall said. epier :: tffi^ujjhi an increase, in /Vplunt4ry,^Usf- ments, which be said is ; -apubttW, or "some method.of selective sei£~ ice."' . . ' . ' v, ."·'·*···:·· .;%.;£· Leyes Only Draft '·-.-.-·^·'·f. If'we assume that voiflniar3r?en- : listments have not pToduced^yss many men' as .necessary,-"-'that- leaves only the draft, Lodge commented. · · .';" '·'·· .'. ; .' '···' - -l 3 ^:' Royall replied, that this. is'." cor? recti · . . . . ; . ; . ' : . ..'. : /y-i-·'"·-' ·:·'-'' 0'- Iii. other words, Lcjdge." said, - we; have the alternative of.the European, recovery pldb, or "else go-; ing back to the draft." Royall said this--is the., "logical coricltision" unless spme..ways ; cati be found, through inccsas6afs«Sii- some. Qtfi'greineSjS^-' Secretary, of ijefense·· EOTrestiil, meanwhile told .the ..lious* ·fbt^i^i. vention :: of war" and; sHpuld"*i^t be construed as "a threat 'against any nation.", · " . ' . ' · .-'.-''·'·.'-··-..;·'£.' . Making..his .first; appjeajrariQe r ii*fore a cohgfessioflil.-'oohimitt^e: -'en the so-called Marshall plan ffJr'.tihfe economic rehabilitation "-of "Eufo~ pean nations outside the Soviet br- bit. Forrestal said: · '·.'-':-?-.-" Not A Threat V "Neither this .program; npr,..pyr. national defense expenditures /are designed as a threat against--, any nation-nor as-an effort to restrain any nation or to dominate a group of nations." . " ' . - ' / "; ' : .-: Senator Ball (R-Minn)/ predicted Congress will make a "sizable" cut in the $6,800,000,000 (bpon) asked; by the administration for - .the first 15 months of operation.' 1 ;.-"·· · Ball said he thinks, most Re'pubJ}. can lawmakers share: ihisvi*\£ despite. Secretary of State Marshall's insisfance that the* amount is a "precision" 'figure. Democracies Study Red Plan to Smash , European Recovery ' BERLIN, ^--British aiid .Am- · erican officials studied today a Deported cominform scheme--id«iti- fied as ."protocol M"--for smashing the Marshall:plan and crippling the industrial Ruhr. The antf-eop- munist German press, which pjib- lished the alleged Coinmunist program, denounced it as a proposed "putsch." : There seemed little. incHna'tioa in either British or American'offi- cials' quarters to doubt the authenticity of the plan. "Protpcol M," as published fcy anti-communist newspapers In Berlin today, ..set out the operational procedure for creating mass strikes in. transport and metal industries of western Germany ."to'break the monoppli»Uc- capitalistlc attack ol' the so-called lyiarshall plan," ·

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