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Everybody In Broward County Reads THE Inside The Neva President Truman' prediction lor victory In I52 today drew hlasta from COP leaders while Democrats In Dixie took a grim view of the President's Intent to help draft his party's platform. The COP hotly disputed Mr. Truman's contention that his opposition has no issues and has resorted to a smear campaign. Details on Page 7-A. r .i. i, TVi New" Fort Lauderdale Daily Mets Arr rrrwwr1 ctMTimrr warren Wood. . klM riage to Mrs. OP" . . di,orce action, got these orCrsVn:uper,rCouA-.. John L. Nrtlaca. from his wlie. ' But M MEMBER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILL NEA SERVICE AND TELEPHOTO time. 20 Pages 41st Year: No. II Dial 2-3711 FORT LAUDERDALE. FLORIDA. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. 1951 11 fin roKmi 5RTrErjIVECENTS MOT A (?o)A( Truman Tax Hike Demand Hit Senator To Fight Increase George Says Additional Levies Unnecessary WASHINGTON. Iff") Presi dent Truman's request for $4,500,-000,000 more in taxes than the Senate Finance committee recommended brought this reply today from Committee Chairman F George (D-Gs) : "Not one more cent as far as I am concerned." The veteran senator added, in talking to a reporter, that he is confident the Senate will approve without substantial change the estimated $5,506,000,000 tax increase voted by his committee. The Senate broke up In an angry frame of mind Thursday night after Senator Douglas (D-Ill), one of those trying to increase the bill In line with Mr. Truman's wishes, charged the Senate leadership is trying "to ram the bill down our throats." For seven hours Thursday he made a sharply critical analysis of the finance committee bill and urged that the revenue yield be increased at least to $9,000,-000.000. Mr. Truman's letter renewing his demand for a $10,000,000,000 9tax boost as necessary to balance the budget was read to trie senate when the first full day of debate on the big bill opened Thurs day. No one commented on It directly during debate. Mr. Tinman said the bill under debate isn't stiff enough on individual and corporation income taxpayers. The Senate committee trimmed it sharply from the $7,200,000,000 version passed by the House, at) But George told a reporter "I'm not going to propose any amendments to take any adcu tional amounts from the taxpay ' er. If the Senate wants to take more money out of the pockets of the American taxpayer, why it can do it." Senator Mfflikin (R-Col), senior Republican on the committee. asked whether he thought the Senate would vote the additional $4,500,000,000 Mr. Truman asked, gasaid : "I don't think he's going to get it. I think he could get the equivalent of $4,500,000,000 if he would buckle down to it and reduce unnecessary expenditures." Democratic Leader McFarland of Arizona originally had hoped for final action Saturday, but that appeared extremely unlikely. License Renewal Creates Problem City commissioners will be. faced Tuesday with the problem of what action they will take against the Littlebrook inn. The night club obtained a state and county liquor license after the commission refused to renew a city cocktail bar license, df Objections from residents in the neighborhood that the night club was too noisy prompted the commission's refusal. City Attorney Thomas O. Ber-ryhill told the commission today that the State Beverage commission would not recognize the right of the city to revoke the night club license as long as the location conformed with zoning ordinances. Berryhill said the city had two Alternatives. It can forward a eport of its investigations of the Litt'ebrook inn to the state beverage director and request a hearing, or it can have operators of the night club arrested if they operate the place without a city license. TODAY'S DIRECTORY Amusements 6-A Broward County News 1-B (Classified 8. 9, 10. 11-B Comics 1-B Crossword Puzzle 7-B Editorials 4-A Feature Writers 4-A Financial 3-B Movie Time Clock 6-A Negro Community News 3-B Radio Programs 7-B Society 4, 5-B Sports 2, 3-B Television 7-B Temperatures 1-B JVFTL Programs 7-Bj I II A. G. Wl LFF Death Claims A. G. Wulff, 80, Civic Leader Adolph George Wulff, 80. Ft. Lauderdale civic leader and tunnel advocate, died suddenly of a heart attack Thursay night in an ambulance enroute to Broward General hospital. Mr. Wulff anticipated death. Police reported he called for the ambulance, saying he knew he was going to die and that he wanted the end to come at the hospital rather than at his home. 1S30 NE -Fourth ct.. where he Jived alone. A native of Cincinnati, Ohioirimous action, repealed the exist Mr. Wulff came to Ft. Lauder dale about 12 years ago. During the past year he was best re membered for his theories on ' tunnels as the solution to the city's traffic problem. His last letter m tunnels was submitted to The Daily News Thursday afternoon a few hours before he died. His latest plan, placed before the city commission two weeks ago, proposed a tunnel from NE Sixth st. underneath the Intra- coastal waterway to the beach. Prior to that, Mr. Wulff advocat-. ed a tunnel from the eastern ter minus of Broward blvd. to the beach, a distance of about one mile. A past governor of the Loyal Or der of Moose, Mr. Wulff also was a member of Feramo Grotto and the Men's Garden club, and a supporter of the Civic Music associa tion. He was a member of Vat-tier Lodge, F and AM. of Cin cinnati. Mr. Wulff, a retired civil engineer, was an unsuccessful can didate for the city commission In 1949. He was an active mem ber of the Broward county Re publican elub. He was an advocate of the two party system in local, state and national politics. While living in Cincinnati, he served seven years as assistant city engineer, and seven years as planning and control engineer with a chemical firm. He also devoted seven years to private practice. Surviving is a son. AdolDh H. Wulff. of Cincinnati. Mr. Wulff's body will be sent to Cincinnati today by Fannin Funeral home for final rites there. GOVERNOR FREED MANILA. UP) The Manila Times correspondent in Laguna reported today that Gov. Gregorio Santayana of Quezon province had been released by a kidnap gang which seized him Wednesday. No details were available. Hare Operating On Victim Of Blood Nine-year-old John Wesley Kercher was given a "good'" chance of recovery today by Dr. G. Howard McDevitt of Coral Gables who performed a three-hour operation Thursday to remove a dangerous blood tumor from the boy's side. Described as a rarity, the operation to remove the huge 11 by 11 -inch tumor was successful. It was the climax to two previous operations performed on the boy at Children's Variety hospital in Miami during the past month to prepare him for the one which was hoped to save his life. Dr. McDevitt. a specialist in his field, said John is in "fair" condition, but "pretty sick" today. The boy's general condition "isn't bad considering the amount of surgery he's under Traffic Program Adopted City Approves Code, Parking Changes Overriding objections from a small group of business men rep resenting interests on E Las Olas blvd. and on Andrews ave., the Ft. Lauderdale city commission today gave Police Chief Roland R. Kelley authority to put sweeping traffic reforms into effect. Objections for the most part stemmed from opposition to parking bans on Andrews ave. and on E Las Olas blvd. Only one change was made in the revised regulations, which Kelley will place in effect immediately. A proposal to make E Las Olas blvd, from the In-tracoastal .. terway east to Atlantic blvd., a one-way street was changed t- continue two-way traffic. Parkins; will be permitted only on the south side of the boulevard. The resolution empowering the police chief and the city manager to put the new regulations into effect was opposed on roll call vote by Commissioner F. R. Humphrie. and H. J. Newsham. Prior to passage of the resolu tion authorizing the new traffic 'vhsuaes. ilie remission by iar ing traffic code and by ordinance passed the model traffic code recommended by Kelley. The model code, - lley empha sized, has no connection with the proposed new regulations affect ing traffic signals, left turns, and part-1" restrictions. The new -ode which has the approval of the Southeastern Safety conference, will bring Ft. Lauder le into niformity with existing traffic codes in other states. Both Newsham and HumDhries offered- opposition to passage of the resolution giving the city manager and the police chief authority to enforce and regulate the new traffic changes. When Commissioner Charles M. White offered a motion for an ordinance to permit the city manager to install new parking meters wnere needed. Newsham and Humphries voted "no." Both commissioners were under the im pression that they could stall the entire program by requiring three readings. City Attorney Thomas O. Berrv- hill confirmed White's explanation that while an ordinance was required on the parking meter ques tion, uie rest or the traffic regulation proposal became effective on passage of the enabling resolution. SUMMER OFFICIALLY' ENDS NEXT SUNDAY' CHICAGO. JP) Summer got a cool, wet brush-off over western and midwest states today. But it continued warm over much of the eastern third of the country and in the far southwest. The summer season ends at 2:38 p. m. Sunday. Snow fell in the central Rockies. Cheyenne, Wyo., reported snow and the mercury at 33 above early today. It was 32 above at Laramie, Wyo. Kay Sureessfnl Tumor Expected To Recover gone." the physician added. The son of the Rev. and Mrs. George Kercher. 314 SE Sixth St., John has been a sufferer of the tumorous blood condition since birth. The series of operations was advocated by the boy's New York physician who said they were his only chance for survival. Another smaller tumor will be removed and several possible skin grafts performed before John will be able to return home. The Rev. Kercher. who called upon his congregation at the Church of the Nazarene to fast and offer special prayers Thursday morning said: "We feel that God has been very gracious and our prayer has been heard." He reported that John when he came out of the ether ? IT V 1 ' i . 5 THE REV. RALPH E. WILLIAMS, right, pastor of the Church of God, is congratulated by H. K. Mincey, member of the congregation, after disturbing the peace V art or Freed Ot Charges r.. Count Of Disturbing Peace Quashed In Municipal Court A defense motion to quash charges of disturbing the peace against the Rev. Ralph E. Williams, pastor Fourth ave.. was 'granted in municipal court today. More than 100 members of the church congregation and complaining neighbors heard Judge G. Earl James rule that noise during revival services at the church was not shown to be wilful. Mr. Williams was arrested Sun day night on a warrant sworn out by Mrs. Vincent Rebholz, 1246 NE Third ave., immediately west of the church. Complaints about noise coming from the church during revival meetings had been received periodically by police since last January. Asked at the conclusion of the trial what steps he would take regarding noise during services, the pastor replied: "Our plans are to continue on as we have in the past." He added, that if necessary, "we will de fend our belief to the highest court in the land." "We're thankful for the deci sion of the court. We prayed for it and also for the people who are accusing us, ' Mr. Williams explained. "We don't bear any ill will to ward anybody and we're trying to get along with everybody." After auashing the charge. Judge James suggested that the complainants might seek renei through a circuit couft action. One complainant. Mrs. Harry A. Bowman. 1234- NE Third ave.. said the city commission won't be asked again to take a nand in "quieting" the noise Irom tne services and added that she did not expect any action would be taken for a circuit court injunction. Mr. Williams has said one solution of the problem may be a new concrete block church planned to replace the present structure. "greeted us with a pleasant smile that seemed to say 'Well I made it' and went back to sleep." The minister said that "very special" care will be given John during the next 24 hours. Nausea prevents the boy from holding any of his meals, his father said. John's condition was first brought to the attention of the public when his pet squirrel, an odd animal having a black coat and white tipped tail, nose and ears, was found running loose in the 400-block of SE River drive. Though he said he would like to have the pet back, John consented to allow the squirrel its freedom when he was told the animal was happier in its new surroundings. of the Church of God, 1237 NE- Mexico In 1'ath Of Small Storm A small tropical storm that developed in the southwest Gulf of Mexico Thursday began to move inland in Mexico about 60 miles southeast of Tampiro this afternoon. The New Orleans weather bureau advisory said the storm was centered at latitude 21.6, longitude 97.4, at 11 a. m. today. That would place the storm virtually on the east Mexican coast. Indications were that the storm with highest winds of about 60 miles an hour near the center would continue to move west northwest at about eight miles an hour. J. F. Ellsworth, Ex-Banker, Dies Jesse F. Ellsworth, 81. of 1004 S Rio Vista blvd.. retired New York banker, died Thursday in Fontana Village, N. C. Mr. Ellsworth, who for a num ber of years was associated with the Corn Exchange Bank lrust co.. in New York city, was president of the Long Island City Sav ings and Loan association. He was a member of tne Island city. lodge. No. 586. F&AM and the Ft. Lauderdale Yacht club. Services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at the Fairchild chapel. The Rev. John H. Hanger, pastor of Park Temple Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Lauderdale Memorial park with Masonic rites. Mr. Ellsworth is survived y nis wife, Ruth C, and a daughter. Mrs. Jack A. Davis, New York City. 12 PERSONS INJURED IN WAR MANEUVERS HAMBURG, Germany. UP ! Belgian troops, accidently using live ammunition during war wounded10!! Sfieddiers ada ?ritain f ultimatum on the stalled oil talks unta after the German child Thursday, the Brit- j British election next month. A note demanding the re-ish army reported. Some of the opening of negotiations will go to London soon but minus victims were said to be in serioi the threat to expell within 15 days the last British oil condition. - L - , -m. t The nationalities and names of , the wounded men were not dis closed. STRIKE AVERTED WASHINGTON. '- A threatened strike in 21 leading hotels here was averted early today with an agreement giving 5.000 work ers a 10 percent pay incresae. (Daily News photo by H. J. Indlcott) charges against the minister were quashed in municipal court today. Mrs. Williams, the clergyman's wife, smiles happily. Yacht Basin Trustee Due To Post Bond Donald D. Freeman will appear before L. Earl Curry, fed' eral referee in bankruptcy, this afternoon in Miami to post the $10,000 bond required to qualify as trustee of the bankrupt Bahia- Mar corp. Freeman was nominated as trustee Thursday by the unse cured creditors of the concern op erating the city-owned yacht basin. He told The Daily News he would have a statement regard ing his plans as soon as he has met the requirements of trustee and his appointment has been confirmed by the federal referee. Curry, In appointing Free man at the creditors' meeting Thursday at the Broward - county court house, noted that the appointment had the ap proval of the unsecured cred itors and the city of Ft. Lau derdale, the secured creditor. The city commission recommended last March 19 that Freeman be appointed receiver for the yacht basin. Curry subsequently denied the petition, pending a meeting of all creditors. Acting on the recommendation of the unsecured creditors. Curry gave the trustee 15 days in which to make an investigation of the assets of the bankrupt concern and to decide if there was anything there that the creditors could recover. "It may be." Curry said, "that there is nothing there and in that case the trustee might want to wash his hands of the whole affair." LATE BULLETINS TRAIN ACCIDENT KILLS ELEVEN WEEDON, Eng. UP) A speeding express train jumped the tracks here today, smashing five coaches and killing at least 11 persons, including an unidentified U. S. Air Force corporal. Another 45 passengers on the 15-coach train, bound from Liverpool to London, were injured. Hours after the crash, police and British army rescue workers were still combing the wreckage for possible further casualties. IRAN CANCELS OIL ULTIMATUM PLAN TEHRAN, Iran. UP) TJ.. rV,nn J x . hi , i luuuaiuiircu luuosaucgu la m I'i'1" ptoiia w "xiuiiutua ieii m xi.ui ARMY BUYS FOREIGN BEEF WlcUTXTi'TflV ZD cnt, vij. j ""JJ ivtcxo w.l, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE at noon purchase of up to 10,000,000 pounds of beef in foreign ! today was 30.07 inches, and the reia-countries outside the Soviet bloc. If acted after a request to I " marIne"' FORECASTrc'"a'cksoniiis. domestic packers for bids on 13,000,000 pounds of boneless j MoS'urSi'S'JSSi beef brought Offers Of Only 190,000 pOUndS from tWO Ithrous'h Saturday. Partly cloudy skies ... 'with a few local showers, mostly oyer small pacKers. south portion. Mighty Amoved Assault Snrishes Enemy Defenses Giant Task Force Rolls Deep Int. Communist Territory In 'Operation Cleay TOKYO. UP) Allied tanks and infantry .ashed into the apex of the old Communist iron triangle n Korea's central front today in perhaps the heaviest arnvgcl blow of "the war. Elements of three United Nations visions powered the mighty assault. RFC Probers Told Of Gifts Given Officials WASHINGTON. UP The head of American Lithofold corp. testified today he was told his company gave $90 cameras as "good will gestures" to several government officials. Those he named included Presidential Secretary Matthew J. Connelly and William M. Boyle, Jr. Robert J. Blauner, of Ft. Lauderdale, president of the St. Louis printing firm, said his information came from Cecil Green, Washington representative. Blauner told Senate investi gators Green named Tnrney Grata, one-time assistant to Boyle, and Frank Prince, re cently ousted RFC loan officials, among others who received gift cameras. - The testimony came at an in. q'liry by t-e Senate investigations sub-committee into charges that Boyle, now Democratic national chairman, used political influence to help American Lithofold get $565,000 in RFC loans. Blauner testified earlier that he hired Boyle as his company's Washington counsel at $500 a month in 1949 because he expected "some things might develop." He didn't give details, but told the senators that, as it turned out. "nothing of any great moment" developed that required Boyle's Services. Blauner did not say when the cameras were given out but said it must have been before October or November of last year. An American Lithofold official,1 Homer W. Stanhope, testified Thursday that his firm bought 37 cameras to be handed out as gifts. "You might say it was to Influence people, but the company paid for a lot of personal and Christmas gifts, too," Stanhope said under questioning. Subcommittee members told Blauner today he had testified in a closed session that he didn t re member the firm's having made gifts to anybody. Blauner said he has refreshed his memory since then. The senators have received previous testimony that Boyle received a total of $1,250 from February to April, 1949. Boyle himself ,has said this was for legal work. He has denied having anything to do with the RFC loans. At the time Boyle was the unpaid executive vice chairman of the National Democratic committee. ! GUN FIGHT MANILA. Three Manila policemen and a Communist HTJK underground worker were killed Thursday night in a gun fight in a residential section of Manila. Informed sources said tOuay 1. , J; ,! A A 4,n,, t.AA y,a A field dispatch said tu giant tasK rorce inursaay com- pleted its first day objetf.ive. The mission: to seek out Communist strong points ad shoot up every target in sight, AP correspondent John Randolph said the assault force rolled deep into the broad valley massing area before it ran into firm resistance. "The boys are begining to have a little trouble," an Allied officer said. Front line reports said one spearhead was locked in savage combat with Red troops swarming on all sides. Overhead, Allied warplanes darkened the skies. The thrust was dubbed "operation cleaver." But it was not officially labeled an offensive. Rather, it was an armored raid. Pyonggang, apex of the triangle which also is bounded by the key cities of Chorwon on the southwest and Kumhwa on the southeast, is 29 miles north of parallel 38 , Bitter fighting flared across 80 miles of the Korean front, all the way from the triangle area eastward to the Sea of Japan. On the east-central front tha Reds hurled fresh troops int the bloody "battle of the hills." They stopped the month-old Allied advance in its tracks. Only local patrol clashes were reported from the western front. Eleven times TJJ. infantry stormed the spiny ridges of tha east. Eleven times they were thrown back. It was the strongest Communist stand in months. But there were signs that tha Allied air. artillery and small arms fire were taking their toll. AP correspondent Stan Carter reported from the east that hundreds of North Korean Reds apparently were trying to surrender en masse. Ten miles away another group at North Koreans threw ap their hands after Allied planes bombed, strafed and fire-bombed their positions en a hill north of Inje. Meaawhile, hope rode high to Tokyo and at the advance TJ.N. command camp near Munsan that the truce talks would be reopened. There still was no definite indication when the supreme Allied commander would answer the message of Thursday from the Red leaders. North Korean Premier Kim II Sung and Chinese Gen. Peng Teh-huai. The Communist' strategists suggested "immediate" resumption of the peace discussions they broke off 29 days ago on charges of Allied air and ground violations of the restricted rone around Kaesong. n, Tied want liaison officers of both sides to meet and fix a time for reopening me confer- ences TAFT CHARGES U. S. FIGHTS USELESS WAR MINNEAPOLIS. Senator Taft R-Ohiol says the VS. is "fighting a useless war in Korea" because "the Russian threat is just as great as it was before we undertook this operation." "We still find ourselves faced with the greatest military threat from foreign sources that we have faced since the days of the American revolution." Taft told a dinner audience of Carleton college alumni here Thursday night. Partly cloudy and continued warm jocal showers. Highest this afternoon. f to 90. low tonight 78. Moderate to : fresh easterly winds. The fresh easterly winds. The wind at noon was from the east at IS miles per hour. TEMPERATURE REPORT S a.nu, 82: 9 a.m., 85; IS a.m 85; 11 a.m., SS; noon. 88. SATURDAY'S TIDES (Port Eicrrlsdes Inlet) High tides, 12:11 a.m., 1:0S p.m. Low tides, 6:34 a.m.. 7:15 p.m. MINIMUM TEMPERATURE for 24-hour period, which ended at S a m. today, was 80, and the maximum tern- perature was 89.

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