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•-'I"V-i*Sci£.j x •^.r' 1 *j ! 5*-*'V ^-"^ ~ 7 ,5" ?" ^^ t ' j " * f - : "'' 7 ^ ^'--.: ^'^^^^^^^^^f''^^^^-':^^^' ' I 1 ,- ,T " 1, f,-.- ' " <.<•_', 1,-Cr -.^ ' «""*•-'••'5- J.',-'»-•! ' ' '~ ~ ~ - r ' '' : -"' ' Mrs. Hugh Nation Named to School Board " See Page 9 high 'toe today," , an ? Saturday - morntair. * Pfj.rt», cloudy - Saturday afternoon, f oiutLtemperatures. - ^ TWO SECTIONS , FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 194& >~ •»- •- " * Soldiers En Route Home On Furlough Are Victims of Pennsylvania Rail Tragedy; Air Hose Breaking on Freight Train Is Blamed WRECK- STALLS'* RAIL, HIGHWAY TRAFFIC—Rail and autoino- bile traffic was held up for six hours when a Santa Fe freight train collided with caboose of a standing freight train near Del Mar Calif. The engine plunged off tracks onto^the highway after the collision. Two engineers and a fireman were" injured. Farm Bureau Demands Labor Law Revisions SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13. (ZP)—The American Farm Bureau Federation, speaking for more'than 1,000,000 agriculturists, was pledged today to support sharp revision of labor laws, including abolition of the closed shop. In addition the-group, which ended its twenty-eighth .national convention last night, rebuked "certain labor lead- for Mob Burns-Negro Vet's Home, Send Him Deatli Note " _ REDWOOD *CITT;' 13. OJE>— n,^-^..— veteran-whose unfinished Bouse" here was burned -down by arsonists "has been sent a note threatening him with death by hanging on" a fiery cross, the sheriff's office'said today. The blood-stained note, signed "K. K, K." was mailed from Palo Alto to John^T. "Walker, Okinawa veteran, and warned Him "your presence 'is not wanted' among white people," An abusively anti-Negro note also was sent to Mrs. R. A. Isenberg, wealthy Palo Alto ranchwoman, who confributed toward a fund for rebuilding of Walker's home. "If you. persist In helping Nig- gers you will be tarred and feathered/' the note said. FBI Leads Probe The- Federal Bureau of Investigation, state board of underwriters and San. -Mateo , county law officers joined in the investigation. The note to "Walker said: /'Beware." John T. "Walker (chosen to hang). The Man is on the inarch! ""We burned down .your house to let you know that your presence is not wanted among', white people. You should kn6w" by, now that we mean business." Diggers who are veterans are making a mistake thinking they can _ J|Ive in white residential , districts. ?Since you are a veteran we are'warning you for the last time to give you a chance to clear out. If you were not a "veteran you-would be a dead nigger now. Usually the klan strikes without warning, but since you are a veteran we are giving you a chance to save vour black, h/de." Deadline The note told "Walker he had until I midnight tonight to get out or face j the consequences. ""We are too | strong ta-be stopped by the FBI or i the United States government. "We are the .only ^law for niggers. A chemist will tell you this "is written in human blood." -"Walker's -house"was. destroyed by fire Jast week" The American Legion voiced a bitter protest against the arsonists ..and started an immediate j special session, early in January to ers' lor exercising "unrestrained and unregulated power" which "will lead us to communism." The demand for drastic changes in the nation's labor legislation was contained in one of several resolutions, among them a call for removal of price coutrola,0n | sugar mid rjce-^the hTSjJ^^ull^g.]. •products iirideB, p'lSc^cefiings 1 -and a request for 'elimination of .what- the federation "'termed •dotible^taxa- tion of corporation dividends. The sweeping resolution, on labor legislation was prefaced by "a. statement that .while farmers will continue to support "legitimate rights" of organized labor "the rights of the general public are paramount to the rights of any one segment of our economy." The resolution's wording was changed at the last minute to read "the privilege to strike, organize and bargain-collectively" instead of "the right" to do those things. A resolution on parity prices for farm products contained the demand for removal of sugar and rice price controls, and also pledged the federation to defend the principle of maintaining—through government loans if necessary—farm prices in relation to farm costs. The taxation resolution declared corporations should be exempted from taxes -on thaf portion of annual earnings 1 distributed as dividends, -where such dividends are taxed in the hands of ''stockholders. The 10 points J of the labor resolution would: 1. Ban the closed shop. 2. "Outlaw jurisdictional and sympathetic strikes. 3. Compel arbitration of food, fuel and public service industry disputes, or where public health, safety and welfare would be menaced. 4. Forbid secondary boycotts and hot cargo practices. 5. Restore free speech to employers during organizing drives and permit employers to petition for elec- j Continued on Page Three MANSFIELD, Ohio, Dec 13.* CSP)— A pifeup of the Peim- sylyania-Bailroad's crack "Golden Triangle" and 'two freight trains killed at least .14 persons today "and caused injuries to an estirtiated 50 or more. - , - _" Nine hours after the^wreck ft Coulter, 12 miles southeast of here, seven of the dead had been identified and seven •more bodies 'had ieen found in the wreckage. Rescue -crews with torches still were cutting through the mass of twisted steel and splintered wood in search of other -victims. \ . -*'; Approximately 150 of thfe passengers: <• were soldiers" en route. from I'ort Dix,"N^ J., to Chicago for> a- 12-day -Christmas fnrlongh. " The <13-car train 'ploughed into the wreckage of two eastbound 'freight trains which had derailed just a few minutes before, at about Strike Paralyzes Oklahoma City Transportation OKLAHOMA OITY, Xlec. 13. <1TJPJ Tens of thousands of ^workers were stranded today by a surprise striki of street car and bus employes which came only an hour after an arbitration board had turned down street railway union demands forJi 2Q;cent hourly, votedii 3 a.m. to remain "in' con- tinous,'nieeting" rather than 'accept the board's .recommendations!'for~a 5-cent hourly wage "hike. Union officials 'denied-^ that r .the .decision ""to paralyze the_city's street transports, tion system was a strike. ~- > ''~ The sudden lack of _bus and trolley service threw-the city'into confusion before dawn, with hundreds of would- be passengers congregating 3 at their neighborhood ear stops in ignorance of the stoppage. City officials acted quickly to prevent possible violence anfl to^ alleviate the hardships of the tieup. "William Gill, Jr., city manager, ordered all police, fire and other municipally owned vehicles not required for other purposes to patrol company rbutes and assist stranded citizens'. The local union is affiliated with the Amalgamated " Association '| of Street and Electric Railway and i tor Coach Operators. ' _ ' Company officials said -420 street car" and bus drivers were participat- ing'In "the strike. The'companv normally hauls 12 5,000-passengers-to and from points within the city-each day. - - - l~ Dr. Waldo Stephens,- chairman of the arbitration board, announced that it had.turned 'down union demands for a. closed shop", "pension plan and wage increases for minority groups of employes. JOINS. AIRLINE ONTARIO, Dec. 13. G0—Douglas Corrigan, who won fame, for his "wrong way" flight from New Tork to Ireland, was added today to the pilot staff of Royal Air Service, a freight line based at Ontario International Airport. Warren Summons Special Session of Legislature on Roadbuilding Plan •] SACRAMENTO. Dec. Is. (UPJ—J highways and good traffic"*c6ntrol Governor "Warren today announced he would call the Ipgislature into a campaign in .San Mateo funds to,rebuild it. to raise [ act solely on highway construction X TO ADVERTISERS B.UJBRSFIELTJ SHADE.'. . BKSPIEUX MEMORIAL PARK... BAKERS;FIEI,X> "WELDING SHOI : BASQCB m BARN, THE BOOTH'S _. BROCK'S _ _. BRUNDAGE PHARMACY,.... ." •CBNTRAU *HABDWAR']£r.™Z " " COLONIAL INN _. 'DAWK VENETIAN" BLINDS..: DRIVE-IN- THEATEK , EASTERN ... EGGEH'S' „ _- FEDERAL . „ FOX THEATERS . GREEN ACRES HARD-WARE JAFXE'S MUSIC SHOP . JUDDS . _ . _ LA CRBSTA AIRFIELD MONTGOMERY TVARD-_" . . NATIONAL DOUr,AR STORE *. ~ ORLOFP MERCANTILE PAYNE & SON^.. 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S _.10 _ 3 .. fi would run concurrently with the bill introduction period regular session. of the coming j The governor made his announce- (ment in an appearance lief ore a j legislative committee which had just recommended that' a ?2,819,553,000 would save hundreds from death and thousands from injury. * "tt'arren conceded .that, there would" be "difficulties" in deciding who pay for way program, mend any specific tax increases. Senator Randolph Collier," <R- Treka) committee chairman, said he would introduce a bill to-double the present 3-cent a gallon gasoline .tax and bills providing mileage - taies on heavier trucks. WANTS TO. KNOW—Senator James ii." Mead of Xew Tork wants to hear what happened to Theodore Bilbo's secretary in new scandal over war contracts "in Mississippi. 2:4» a. m. (E. S. T.). One freight train had stoi$ed ' because at a broken air hose and was" " A.' spokesman for thVP Railroad; said *at Pittsburgh that Petroskey, engineer^ of the s freight, failed to heed an. "approac signal" two mile's west of the ace dent and thus was unable to appl his brakes in time when a stop rial showed 600 feet from the ace dent. The Pennsylvania spokesman sai the "approach signal" meant the en gineer of the second .freight shoul slow down-to 30 miles and be pre pared to stop the train. Petoskej was not injured. The "Golden Triangle," traveling •west on a parallel track, custom arily passed that point at 70 mile an hour, railroad officials.said.' As the Triangle's two locomotive crashed into - the wreckage, th second coach back broke in the mid die and fell over a 30-foot embank ment. The dead were pinned beneatl four overturned coaches. Eigh coaches remained upright on thi rails. 1 H. S.. Williams, Pennsylvania rail :oad agent here, said at least 70 ol the 150 troops on.the passenger train escaped Injury and were placec aboard a,, special train and movec into Chicago. Among the,, dead was James B Robertson, soldier" of Oakland, '-Calif Of eight earlier reported-killed, five were soldiers, three were crew mem bers; , - , The railroad spokesman said,.the soldiers killed were among an army movement of about 100 officers and men riding on the firsfctwo coaches - Continued on Page Two Bank HeadC||| ifiVferContraii FLASHES 3000 ATTACK HEADQUARTERS - TEHRAN, Dec. 13. OB—A mob totaling some 2000 persons attacked headquarters of the Leftist Tudeh party here today, breaking doors and windows and pulling down signs. Police dispersed, the demonstrators.' Half a^dbzenaar- rests were made, including four Tudeh party members. state highway program be completed' T ' le committee said that present taxes for road purposes would" fail by $957,071,000 to pay for the construction program it recommended,' Since "gasoline not adequately by 1959. The committee also recommended sweeping changes in the method of spending state-collected money on county roads and city- streets, and asked for new and heavier taxes on trucks to pay part of the c6st of Its program. The special session, the governor said, would allow the legislature to give "undivided attention" <lo the | solution of highway problems. A j solution, he said, would "do more to [ advance the future of the state" than- any other single action. The legislators could -use as much COLUMBIANS INDICTED ATLANTA, Dec^ *13. Iff)—Columbian President Emory C. Burke, and' Organizer" Homer L. loomis, Jr., were indicted today . Jjy a Pulton county grand Jury for ; riot and unlawful possession-of dynamite after^a half dozen wit- ,%nes?eg, all former members of the '-uniformed order, testified against • the two men.^ PROBE LAUNCHED '' -„ NEW TORK, t»ec. 33. (1P>— The weight fees to • help make jap the>{ ; Jsew Tork state'-instiranee depart- made public today a report consumption. measure hlghway use," it recommended a mileage" 'tax on trucks combined with graduated w • state-collected money on county- roads, and city streets included: 1. Limiting the mileage of -roads within counties on'which state funds can be spent to 40 percent on the, ' |'of thejconstitutionsl 30-add day 7^ Hjf al count y; r °a d mileage, with the | cess in the regulaV session as it! „.. i liked for highway debate; he pointed out. "I'm, of "the* opinion," Warren said, "that any delay beyond this ,time would be just'putting a premium on ways the county. high- 2. Limiting the mileage !within cities similarly to 25 per cent of the -total mileage. 3. "Withholding funds from, any hiehwavs" ~ n our fa central road department He'emphasizea that around 4,000 \ to^f^-^^^^ *"** persons will have been killed and i approval for ?,tfft £Mi dU S D& ™ 5 ? aP ,;. ta rout « °" which state mo ™V could "WP LnT ' ? e f 'I ""S WhUe be spent ' aad "aulrlnr-comiritadon we cant save ah of these"-good approval of specific projects. the Home Insurance largest 'fire insurance, company in .the nation, an<J involvingl'iis president, HaroW V. Smith,- 1 -5hd, t or- iper Tiee-President ~-Gebfge .E. Allen, now. •director 2 of Jttfe RFC. e . Attorney Ed%Jid*^ai|eii,"50,;'to- , daSffle "' t "suit' int SuplnorJConrt , for §300,000 damagesjWainst, Ac• to^j* George 1 " Safe ^alleging- that i Raft beat Tiini brutal^wnen _h'e ..attempted"!* protee.t the; iiiterest- •j of ; the^star's fornier teeii ; age 'girl 'friend, a would-be actress.' - ^ "v" -"WASHINGTON,- Dec. "13. (£>)— A SenatjgJ-war' investigating sab-corn- mittee^^tpday -ordered a Jackson, Miss., banker summoned 'to Wash ington. for testimony which may throw -some light on the mysterious disappearance of Edward P. Terry, .former. secretary to Senator Bilbo -CD-Miss.). Chairman Mead (DO\ T . T.) announced committee agents would serve a subpoena today of J. M. Quinn, executive vice-president of the Jackson State Kational Banfi, for an appearance here Monday, 1 , -"Heart Attack" ' h George Meader^ committee counsel, said Quinn I in a telephone, conversation with t him yesterday afternoon, said he recently had suffered a' heart attack} arid his doctor-might'.'forbid such a long trip. . ' '£ Quinn's name was broughjffihto the investigation late~yesterday by. For' Continued on Page Three Floods Peril Northwest in Worst Stornis SEATTLE, Dec. 13. C»—Floods, which drove hundreds from their homes yesterday, threatened renewed devastation in the Pacific northwest as more rdin and strong winds were forecast and snow continued to'p'iie upland melt away in the mountains. ,Kent, Wash!, in the White river! valley, south «f here, appeared hardest bit.t Scores were evacuated from 'arm homes hear Kent and Auburn,, }y_ trucks atid motorized "weasels," opemted by "troops from Fort Lewis and,*he Seattle port of embarkation, while-Tjaval civilian employes aided ' and care of nearly 100 refugees at Kent. <i Isolated l Both main highways leading to £ent were closed, one being covered by 6 . feet of swirling water -from .he Green river, its flood crest swol- en by abnormal high . tides i baek- ng in from Puget Sound. In Oregon, the "Willamette managed to carry off additional burdens i of water, and stream crests throughout northwestern Oregon were Te- ceding, at least" temporarily. •» Dairy Under Water The 40-acre State Hospital Dairy 'arm at Psndleton, in eastern Ore- Recommendation Will Lead to Action in U. N. General Assembly NEW YORK, Dec. 13; UP) The United Nations assembly today tossed one of its hottes't issues — Franco Spain —'Into tiie laps of its 54 member gov-1 ernments. r „ By recommending that all member nations immediately recall "their- ambassadors and ministers from Madrid, thej C.'IsVprepared for a showdown on ' its powers"jto enforce decisions. ! ". To strengthen its recommendation for aetlon,'the assembly included a •Clause'asking all members to report what action they had taken. It was file 'assembly's first concrete action against the Falangist regime during its long and bitter debates over what to do with a inan who once aligned "himself with Hitler and Mussolini. - '-' ' Compromise The final resolution, a compromise HE WINS— "Admiral Tony" Cor- ne'ro wins "acquittal from charges hi. violated'Long Beach gambling laws'wif;U his gaming Ship. gleaned from a-series of proposals ranging from outright economic sanctions to a direct appeal to Gen- Court 'Acquits " A J • IT it Admiral Tony LOS ANGELES, -Dec. 13. (UP)— Gambling -.Ship. "Admiral" Tony Cornero Straila and,three associates eralissimo Francisco Franco to get j were acquitted in Superior Court ont, also made these specific recommendations: l. r That the Franco government be barred'from membership in any or„ .. affiliated with the XT. N. The 'present Madrid government already has been banned fro"Bi the UT N. itself. 2. That if the Franco regime still remains r in power after "a reasonable time" the security council consider "adequate \ measures" to remedy the situation. ^ 34-to-6 Vote Theaction was taken by a vote of 34 to 6, the negative votes coming from Argentina, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El "Salvador and Peru. Nations abstaining were Afghanistan, Canada, Colombia, Cuba; Honduras, Lebanon, The Netha-lands, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, South Africa, Egypt and Greece. Franco's regime, always a sore spot with the U. X., had been de- jated at l?otsdam, San Francisco and Atom Bomb Outlawing and Control for Other Armaments Provided NEW YORK, Dec. 13. Cff) The powerful United Nations political and security committee 'today approved the general principles of a worldwide arms reduction program and at the same lime i-ejectecl proposals for an immediate international troop census. Shortly after the 54-natiqn. committee had agreed unanimously on a resolution lor setting up arms reduction machinery, it decided to toss the troop inventory question into tlje hands of the secniity council along with the arms limitation program for detailed consideration. Soviet Russia hid initiated the troop Census debate by proposing:, that all nations report immediately;" on "the nurriber of troops they had in alien non-enemy countries. Tlie question later was broadened to include forces in enemy countries and,' finally, domestic 'troops as well. It became so complicated by amendments, including a British pro; today of conspiring to violate Long poil^T'verifl^Son Beach anti-gambling ordinances in operation of the floating Casino Lux. , Judge 'William R. McKay, hearing the case .without a jury, ruled Straila," George GaJrvin, Ernest Judd and Elmer Perry were innocent of the Changes. McKay said the 76-page preliminary hearing transcript, upon which the case ;'svas submitted, was "devoid of evidence ' pointing to commission of a public offense." No Conspiracy The defendants were innocent of conspiring to violate either citv or state laws, he said. Eight questions of fact were involved, he said, and listed his find-, ho said, there is no law against gambling upon the high seas. Second, the state is without jurisdiction upon the high seas. London, All that'ever came of thObe | Third the''Congress has passed no discussions, however, "were steps | la ^ against such gambling. jarring Spain from~the U. N., and' "- '" moral condemnation of the regime. The Soviet Union, which wanted economic sanctions, long has spear- leaded the drive for positive action. The United States and Great-Britain consistently hqve opposed a show of force. An American resolution submitted to this session as,ked the J. X, to-recommend that Franco give up power and TO call upon the people of Spain to get their house in order and qualify for IT. X. member- j ship. ., CANCER EXPERT DIES HOLLYWOOD. Dec. 13. IS>>—Dr. Samuel Hirshfeld, 53, a leader in cancer prevention research and physician to a number of film notables, died of-a coronary ailment. He haji been in a coma since Wednesday. Survivors include hii widow, Elea- Fourt'h, the t state's evidence failed to establish, any conspiracy. Fifth, the state offered no evidence proving that trie defendants "prevailed upon" any one to visit and gamble upon the Lux. Sixth, the Lux was on the high seas. No Laws Seventh, neither tie state Legislature nor federal Congress took it upon itself to pass laws against gambling upon the high seas. Eighth, the coin-t's job is to enforce laws. Therefore, he s;tid, "The defgpd- ants are entitled to a verdict of innocent." i Stralla and the others were accused of conspiring to induce persons to gamble on the Lux, now impounded by the federal government for violating admiralty laws. tion agency, that the committee became hopelessly deadlocked. The final action wo.-* on a compromise resolution offered by Assembly President Paul-Henri Spaak, of Belgium, who proposed that the assembly "call on the security council to determine as soon a.s possible what information member states may be invited to givp."' In contrast with the unanimity on the broader amis limitation program, the committee found itself snarled in a long procedural wrangle which ended "in adoption of the Spaak resolution. The resolution recommended that the security council formulate plans for•. armaments limitations and set up inspection and control machinery to detect and prevent violations. Machinery will be free of the big power veto. It inubt be approved finally by a special bcssion o£ the general assembly and then be ratified by individual states. Outlaw Bombs The program includes provisions for the outlawing of atomic bombs and other weapons of mass destruction and the control ol atomic energy- used for peaceful purposes. The political committee inimedi-' ately .turned -to .the controversial question of an immediate international troop census, which %vas voted down last night by a 20-nation subcommittee over Russian objections. .Meanwhile, the assembly in plenary session at'. Flushing Meadow Park started debate on -the Big- Power veto, which had been one of the most hotly contested issues of the present session. Postponed As the assembly drove toward adjournment, -w hich originally had been for tonight but apparently would nor, and a son, Alan. An appeal is pending in the lat- i iia - ve to he postponed, the United ' ter case. gon, was inundated 'in a flood, worse han that' of 1945. The flooding Waila "Walla river threatened to arry ' away two bridges, and at "WalJa TTalla sandbags were piled cdong Mill creek's/banks. -Some of the , worst flood'condi- ions in the past decade were- re- orted from Snohomish county, north f Seattle.- _ - • - '. . •'Dead-End Kids" Brag They Set Fire Which Brought Death to 36 Persons KE"W- TORK, Dec. 13. !UB—All j wall of an .adjoining abandoned ice hope of removing any more victims j house. The wall toppled as a result alive from the rubble of a shattered j of a fierce blaze in the ice house. States and Great Britain planned to send in their top-rank diplomats who, until last night, had been tied up in the council of foreign ministers. ^British sources- said Foreign Secretary Err.e&t Bevin would make his second appearance before the present session when the trusteeship cjuestion comes up either today or Continued on Pace Two Watch They watched through the night tenement house on Xexv York's up per west side was abandoned today, | -indicating a final death toll of per-1 - , - , haps 36 persons in one of the worst '5 18 lire ana police rescue crews toiled building disasters in the city's his- i in rain un <5er the glare of search- tory. - j l! "Shts. They -were still there when Officials ordered the dangerous i the da - v dawned cool, and clear and front-part of the building, which j£[ es h rescue 'crews relieved the -was still-standing, demolished. The 1 fescue trews Keep After 'Buried Man GLOBE, Ai^'iz., Dec. 13. (UPJ— Though 1 they have given up-alUhope lat 40-year-olct John Opekar, trapped y a slide, Is sfill alive, rescuers to- ay resumed lagging for liis,'l?6dy~in he Buckeye 'mine -after- suspending ' ' Derations on 'the . "Well continue a»tj|i' we find m,**- Deputy Mine' Inspector Willam Kuchar said, "even if .Tt'^eans ewing new entrances to the tunnel -here he was caught by the cavein." rear of the six-story structure, which ^housed 95 persons, collapsed- early yesterday when it was struck by the tfalling -wall of a fire-swept adjoining ice-house, burying the tenement- dwellers under a three-story pile of brickSjplaster and masonry. Police said.*that the search for the y night men. The rubble and debris was packed so hard within the. shell of the tenement that rescue workers made slow progress in 'Clearing it away. Since the Tmllding crumnled on the 95 residents of the '22-family house early yesterday, rescuers-had been painstakingly, slowly, removing jrouce saia.Tnat tne searcn tor the 7J ", ^ "———*>••» •««•".» i^u....,!^ bodies of "IS persons stillTnissing and p . - thelr hands ^ as not presumed - dead will be continued to 3ar an /further masses of brick- after the tottering front of the build-' on any of J he ^ ct!ms below- ing, making rescue • operations dan-' gerous, .is* demolished. Twenty-one persons were listed as known dead in the disaster and more than- 40 injured as two dead end kids - who bragged that they had started 'tone' hell of a fire" were held on arson charges. Anxious - relatives still lined the .street''outside the building almost 36 h'ours after the building was crushed beneath the faffing brick Cries Weakening Until late yesterday, the rescuers could hear tb^e' graduaUy'weakening cries for~hejp from tnen. wpm'en and children still^alive in the ruins. But X.A b y early tqday'no further sounds were heard! "and Fire Captain Timothy P, Ciuhine said he. believed all those trapped had peristhea. Meanwhile, Joseph McCabe, 13, and ^seph JElio, 10, members of a on Three C. 1.0. Opens Drive for Basic Wage Up SAXTA CBUZ, Dec. 13. (HE)— ' Harrj- Bridges, northern California director of the C. J. O. and heart of the powerful Longshoremen's t'niou, warned the state C. I. 0, convention today that Congress in its nest session will attempt to destroy labor unions in the United States. NEW YORK, Bee. 13. (OB—The C. L O. United Automobile, "Worker! Union started its campaign todaj. for a basic wage increase of 23.5 cents an hour for 1,000,000 automobile j workers, with fringe demands that would bring the total to 30 cents or an estimated.$624,000.000. The 0. A. W. was the first of C. I. O.'s "Jjig three" to announce a wage demand policy. The United Steel "Workers and United Electrical Workers will discuss wage demands in Pittsburgh Tuesday after "strategy" talks among ers on ^Monday. "big three'^ lead-

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