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7iT Richmond and vicinity Partly cloudy and warm Sunday. PALLADIUM rhe Palladium-Item Receive Associated Press and International New Servica Leased Wire Report! AND SUN-TELEGRAM Vol. 116 No. 226 Palladium Established 1831. Consolidated wltb Sun-Ttlegram 190? and wltn Item 1939 Twenty-Two Pages Richmond, Sunday, Sept. 22, 1946 Final Edition Single Copy 5 Cents ir "r3 Jt Wife (e Plans Coast Guard Ch Red: Schindler Says Commerce Job He Will Take if Offered More Pickups I oday Busy Political Week Planned by Both Parties Democrats To Hear Wallace To Shun Democrat Party in Fall Campaign Undecided Whether To Take the Stump Against Foreign Policy Democrats "Twins" By William L. Madigan FRENCH LICK, (AP) Charging New Deal "economic cannibalism" was destroying the country's productive power, National Chairman B. Carroll Reece Saturday night told Indiana Republicans that unless their party won November's election America might lose the next war. In a speech delivered at the annual banquet which climaxed the two-day outing of the Indiana Republican Editorial associa Flying Boats Aid in Work, Shuttle Belgian Air-Liner Victims to Hospital GANDER AIRPORT, Newfoundland, (AP) A United States Coast Guard helicopter and flying boats, shuttling back and forth over lakes and forests of northeastern Newfoundland, brought eight survivors of the Sabena air liner crash to a hospital at the Gander air base Saturday night before darkness fell. Other survivors remain to be brought out when rescue operations are resumed at daybreak Sunday. Alfred Schindler, acting Schindler leave a plane at National airport in Washington Saturday at completion of a trip from San Francisco. 'I (AP Wlrepboto; secretary of commerce, and Mrs. "Unless we get high production, high employment and high income we are not going to have the kind of life we want." He added we can have any kind of economy we want if we are willing to work for it. He said he plans no radical shake-up in the department because he said he believes Wallace had a good program which was worked out with the consent of business. WASHINGTON, (AP) Alfred Schindler of St. Louis, the acting secretary of commerce, said Saturday he will accept appointment to the post vacated by Henry Wallace I if it is offered to him, As for his policies if he does become the cabinet successor in the Commerce department, he said, they will be "in the interest of business." Returning by air from a trip to San Francisco, Schindler told reporters: A 7 ivtarmms- elieved arges shortage after shortage and crisis after crisis." Jenner said the New Deal makes no effort to solve today's problems with today's weapons and resources, and described the New Deal leaders as "disciples of confusion." He added that "America is tired of the New Deal record of bungling and chaos which has been such a tremendous burden to this nation." GOP Editors, Publicity Head Settle Dispute FRENCH LICK, (AP) Republican editors and the party's public relations director settled their differences Saturday in a confer- ence at the editors' fall meeting. The editors had been critical of the handouts they had been re ceiving from the committee, charging that there had been too much emphasis placed on heads of departments personally instead of the work being done in the de partment under a Republican ad ministration Paul Squires, State committee publicity director, met with the editors in a lengthy session de voted mostly to the one question "It was an excellent meeting and unified the Republican editors behind the party for the coming election," George Huish of East Chicago, president of the Indiana Republican Editorial association, said. "There be more support than ever before of the ticket from now on with the co-operation which Mr. Squires said we would get from the committee. There are certain people who have been trying to split up the association in its support of all candidates but there will be only a few papers which will not support the entire ticket. "The departments have been doing an excellent job under Republican leadership and we want it understood that we want the credit to go to the party and not the glorification of any individuals." Huish declined to name the candidate or candidates that some Republican papers would not support. It is known, however, that some of the editors have been critical of the party's selection in state convention of William E. Jenner of Bedford as candidate for U. S. senator in place of Sen. Raymond E. Willis, Angola publisher and member of the Editorial association who was backed by the state editors' group. Willis, attending a food hearing for the senate in Copenhagen, sent a letter which was read at the annual banquet. He expressed his disappointment at not being present and closed with "my undying thanks to you for your personal loyalty and my earnest wish goes with them that abundant success may crown your efforts." New Paris Drivers Urged To Obtain Licenses This Week NEW PARIS. Ohio drivers' licenses expire Sept. 30 at midnight and all motorists or operators of motor vehicles are urged to obtain their licenses this week. Licenses will be on sale at th Reid garage here. Mrs. Mary Alice Owens-Burton will assist in the sale of the driving permits. In order to further accommodate the public, evening hours will be maintained from 6 to 9 o'clock. It is suggested persons annlv for their licenses early in the week to avoid the last-minute rush. Strike Reache End WASHINGTON. (AP) Henry A. Wallace definitely has decided not to give active aid to the Democratic party in November's congressional elections, intimate friends said Saturday, but that is about the only certain thing in his plans. The ousted secretary of commerce, secluded on his first day as a private citizen, was reported undecided whether to make the stump against current American foreign policy before the Paris conference ends. But, his friends said. Wallace now is firmly convinced that he cannot take part in the political campaign despite his potential influence in keeping the "New Deal" and left-wing elements of the party in the Truman fold. Foreign Policy Cited The tousle-headed antagonist of Secretary of State Byrnes believes that the ballot contest for control of congress hinges on foreign policy, it was stated, and that he cannot in conscience support the Democrats since President Truman, head of the party, has repudiated his views and given full support to the tougher Russian policy or Secretary Byrnes. Representative Sparkman chairman of the Democratic National committee's speakers bureau, made the decision the next thing to unanimous Saturday by making clear that whatever speaking Wallace does now will be on his own. Previously Wal lace nad neen scheduled for an am bilious awing in rough areas where his influence might do the party tne most good. buffering from a cold. Wallace obstensibly was "out of the city" Saturday. Robert E. Hannegan. Democrat ic national chairman, called on the president during the day and while he left the White House without seeing reporters, the con ference presumably concerned the Wallace matter. "I cannot conceive of those two getting together and not discuss ing it," said one Democratic source. Western Union Strike Looms WASHINGTON, (AP) The. federal government named a spe- ciai mediator saturaay to try to solve a wage dispute between the Western Union Telegraph company ana ou.uuu or its workers which might result in a strike. Selection of the mediator, Noel Fox, by the Conciliation service followed a breakdown 24 hours ae-o in negotiations between the AFL National Co-ordinating board, representing three AFL unions and the communications company. Eight thousand Western Union employees in New York, members of the CIO, are not affected in the current situation. The AFL unions are asking wage increases of 16 1 cents an hour for all workers except messengers, with a 10 cents an hour raise sought for them. Clarence Hawley, manager of the local Western Union office said Saturday, "Any national tie-up of Western Union workers due to a strike, definitely would tie up the local office in Richmond. However, we would probablv allowed one operator to take and send death notices, but that would be all." By The Associated Press End of the 16-day-old nation's greatest maritime strike which had blockaded all the country's ports appeared to have been reached Saturday night when West coa3t seamen voted to return Townsend Wednesday; GUP To Have 2 Meets Political rumblings will increase in strength in Wayne county this week. Republican leaders plan a busy week, of organization meetings. Democrats will concentrate on the Wednesday night meeting headlining M. Clifford Townsend, U. S. senate candidate and former Indiana governor. The Townsend meeting, originally scheduled for Civic hall, has been shifted to McGuire hall. The meeting will open at 8 o'clock. Democrat Chairman Joseph M. Waltermann will preside and will introduce Mr. Townsend. The former governor is scheduled to discuss the issues in the campaign which ends with the Nov. 5 election. County Delegations Z. Jay Stanley, chairman for the meeting, said there would be delegations from surrounding counties. A number of candidates have announced plans to attend the rally, he said. Democrat headauarters have been opened in the Francis hotel, Fourth and Main streets. During the coming week Republicans will hold two meetings. On Tuesday night Congressman Raymond Springer is scheduled to address the party's veteran organiza tion. The meeting will be held at headquarters, 1018 Main street. The meeting will open at 8 o'clock. Plans for the meeting will be announced by Ather Reeg, Republican Veterans" club chairman. Martha Kutter is secretary of the group. On Thursday night at 7:30 o'clock the Republican Labor club will meet at Morton center. A speaker as not yet announced will appear. Don Gill is Labor club chairman and Olive Brooks is secretary. Two important October meetings for Republicans were announced Saturday by County Chairman Russell Robbins. October 3 Meeting One will be on Oct. 3 when precinct committeemen and vice-committeemen from Wayne township only will attend a dinner meeting at the GAR rooms at the courthouse. On the following night, Oct. 4, committeemen and vice-commit-teemen from the remainder of the county will attend a similar dinner meeting at the-Hartley Hills Country club near Hagerstown. Mr. Robbins said that a series of meetings for women are being planned by Emma Logue, chairman and Mrs. William Smith. secretary of the Women's Repub lican CIUD. Merle Johnson, chairman of the Young Republican club, announced Saturday that a collection of autographed photographs of Repub lican leaders now is on display at neaaquarters, 1018 Main street. Mr. Johnson is the owner of the collection. Mrs. Carol McConaha Rhoades is secretary of the Youne Repub lican organization. Al Taylor, chairman of the Republican Colored division, announced a meeting will be held late in the week. Secretary for the Colored division is Maxine Emory. Fred Bird, of Dalton plans meetings for the Agricultural division later in the month. Fined for Operating Auto Without License Willard Banes, 238 North West Seventeenth street, was fined $10 and costs on a charge of operating an automobile without a driver license. He was fined Saturday by Judge B. A. Ball in City court. 20 Looters Killed RANGOON, Burma, (AP) A police report said 20 persons were killed when police fired into armed rice looters. One soldier was among the killed. lication on Monday, F. I. Braffett, assistant to company President Harry N. Lontz, said "The company will be glad to have its, employees return to work at once and this offer will continue to and include Wednesday, Sept. 2o.M The statement said "by doing this no more time would be lost, the public would get service and full wage pay under the new contract would be assured employees." Jack Sandlin, chief steward of striking union, said Saturday that following the union's rejection of the company's plan on Friday, a counterproposal was made by the union. The counterproposal was for a return to work with an immediate $6 weekly pay boost for all workers. He said the counterproposal was rejected. tion, Reece asserted: "They (the Democrats) are de stroying the welfare of the worker by destroying the tools with which he makes his living and they are destroying our national security by kililng off the mechanical workers that enabled us to win history's greatest war. "Unless something is done, and done this November, we might not win the next one. The American people realize this situation and that is why they are going to elect a Republican congress this year." The Democrats are no longer "the party of Jefferson and Jackson, or Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson," he asserted, adding: "It is a captive party dominated by radicals, and has become the Siamese twin of Red Fascism. They share the same bloodstream and, to remain alive politically, they must solicit and accept the support of subversive groups and in return follow the policy of economic cannibalism." They Know Results The national chairman said "the radical advisers of the administration, and the radical dictatorial leaders of the CIO-PAC, are certainly not stupid. They know the inevitable results of their policies "So, exactly what is the idea "To my mind, there is but one enswer, Red Russia." Reece asserted that it would be difficult to prove that "the radicals who have stolen the Democrat party are actually working for Moscow even though our own Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of evidence." "But," he went on, "it can be proven that tneyvvere tney could not be doing a better job for Moscow. Millions of good Amer icans have been Indoctrinated with the poisonous theory that the in stitution of private property is an evil thing and that thrift and self denial are sins rather than vir tues," Reece told the GOP. "Demagogery has created class feeling and racial friction that never existed in America before and would not exist today were it not for the subtle subversion of our people through the media of literature, motion pictures, the radio and the lecture platform," he added. The national GOP pleader declared that the demise of the Comintern was only a paper affair," adding that "this has been publicly admitted by a Soviet spokesman from the rostrum of the united nations." Socialistic Ideas Socialism, Reece said, "is openly advocated by radical un-American leaders of one segment of labor and administration officials. It is to be, of course, a very gentle type of socialism, not the kind that pushes people around." He added, however, that "all thoughtful people know there is no such thing as gentle socialism. England is supposed to have embarked on such a plan but already the stern necessities of state force are beginning to show even in the land of the Magna Carta." "The brutal fact remains," Reece continued, "that there i3 no such thing as gentle force when power becomes absolute. Yet that is what America is approaching and it cannot be halted as long as the so-called Democrat party remains in power." Departing from his prepared text, Reece told the Republicans: "If the people of England want nationalism, that is their business. "If the people of France want socialism, that is their business. "If the people of Russia are willing to suffer under a communistic dictatorship, that is their business. "But maintenance of a representative republic in the United States is the business of the American people and the American people alone." William E. Jenner, Republican nominee for United States senator, accused the Democrats of depending upon "scarcities and chaotic successions of shortages for its very existence" in a statement released at the meeting. Hits Townsend Jenner said a statement by "a New Deal spokesman" "blithely promised the housewives of Indiana that there will be plenty of meat in Indiana butcher shops before election day." The statement was made here last week by M. Clifford Townsend, Jenner's opponent. "I don't believe that any thinking voter is going to be fooled by glib promises emanating from the New Deal that the meat shortage, or any of the countless other shortages that plague our daily existence, can be solved by the New Deal," Jenner stated. That policy and that belief, that complete dependence upon confusion and chaos which has characterized the New Deal since its inception, can only lead to Captain W. C. McConnell, com-j mander of the Gander base army detachment, said these five were hospitalized Saturday night: Jean Roocki, air line hostess and only survivor in a plane crew of seven, both legs broken, condition critical; Rudi Revil. composer and musician of New York, both hands badly burned and internal injuries; Walter Devos of Ghent. Belgium, fractured leg; Helen Ruth Henderson of New York, Girl Scout executive, and Mrs. Renee Jacquet of Courtrai, Belgium, burns about the face. Injuries Undetermined The rescue fliers also evacuated John King, 19-year-old son of the Chinese ambassador to Belgium; Mrs. Leona Tonchet of Brussels, and Joseph Deschuyffeleer of Brussels. Their injuries were not immediately learned. The last patient evacuated before darkness set in was Deschuy- Guam Typhoon Casualties Few GUAM, (AP) An erratic typhoon whipped across the Marianas islands Saturday, heavily damaging property but causing no reported loss of life and few injuries at this big navy and army base. Disrupted communications prevented a full accounting, but Rear Adm. Charles A. Pownall, commander of the Marianas, said first reports indicated no injuries to naval and marine personnel or civilians. The army reported one man had suffered a broken back. The 100-mile-an-hour wind had subsided somewhat by Saturday afternoon but 15-foot breakers still lashed the shore, electric power still was off, and everyone ate cold battle rations. Pownall said he had no reports from Saipan, 150 miles north of Guam but believed it had not experienced as much damage as did Guam. The admiral said damage was extensive throughout Guam. The main weather station was knocked out. virtually all communications lines were down and the navy radio station was inoperable for several hours. Many hangars were wrecked at Harmon Field, a main base for the B-29 raids on Japan, and all army airfields on the north side of Guam reported extensive damage. Former Union City School Principal, Coach Dies at 53 UNION CITY. Charles B. Mc- Cullough, 523 West Oak street, died at his home here Saturday afternoon after an illness of six weeks. He was 53 years old. A native of Columbus. Mr. McCullough served for 20 years. both as coach and principal, at the West Side High school here. Recently retired from teaching duties, Mr. McCullough and his wife were owners of a dress shop here. Mr. Mccuuough was a member of the Methodist church. Rotary and Elks clubs, and a director of the Yduth center. Survivors include the widow. Jessie; two daughters, Martha and Mary, at home, and several brothers and sisters. Seasoned observers Interpreted the likely shift on the National committee as a "planned boost" for Gates' national aspirations. State Chairman H. Springer told a reporter he did not know who would succeed Morris, one of the principles in a bitter GOP factional dispute after the 1944 state convention. First elected by delegates to the national convention in 1940, Morris jwas opposed for re-election in 1944 by Robert W. Lyons of Indi- anapolis and Washington, D. Departing from the custom thatj the National committee members are chosen at the national con- vention, delegates met in Indian- apolis, ousted Morris and elected Lyons. The action, taken at the i state convention, immediately touched off bitter criticism by political leaders and newspapers. Leading the fight was Republi- can Charles M. LaFollette of Evansville, Eighth district repre-i sentative, who attacked Lyons for reported activities in connection with the Ku Klux Klan. Lyons denied affiliation with the Klan but within ten days he resigned and Morris was re-elected. to at ffeleer, who was flown directly to the Gander airport in the helicopter piloted by Lt. August Kleisch of the Coast Guard. Two Coast Guard rescue teams, each composed of a helicopter and a PBY Catalina flying boat, began the daring rescue operation at 12:42 p. when Lieutenant -Kleisch took off from Gander for a tiny plateau near the scene of the tragedy. Soon the first survivor. Miss Roocki, was whisked away in Kleisch's helicopter and taken to a Catalina which was waiting in a lake five miles away to bring her here. Miss Roocki covered her face with a blanket as she was lifted from the plane upon arrival and placed in an ambulance for removal to the Frederick Banting Memorial hospital. Revil winced with pain as he eased out of the craft, both hands and arms wrapped in bandages. He was wearing no trousers, just long underwear. "Thanks for America." said Devos as he was taken out. He smiled and told attendants to "take it easy." Miss Henderson appeared to be in good spirits. The extent of her injuries was not disclosed. Morale Is High Back in the emergency camp, deep in the wilderness, where the remaining survivors must spend their fourth night, morale was said to be high, what with the weather warming up and skies clearing. The big Catalina plane bearing Miss Roocki arrived here less than nine hours after the crated helicopters reached this air bas aboard Air Transport command Skymasters from New York. One of the helicopters was damaged while being assembled, and makeshift repairs had to be made. Two rescue parties, a 15-man army team and a 30-man company of Newfoundland woodsmen, had hacked a trail through the dense spruce forest and over the marshy muskeg a quarter of a mile from the scene of the crash to the plateau. Lumber had been placed at the marshy edge of the lake so that the helicopters could be set down. The survivors, 14 of whom were severely injured, had been carted laboriously through the forest trail on litters. Behind them near the charred wreckage of the sky liner lay the 26 bodies of their fellow passengers and crewmen who died when the big plane smashed into the forested hilL Splints, crutches, tents and medical supplies-had been dropped at the temporary rescue camp set up by the army team, which arrived late Thursday. Plans to parachute a small power plant and floodlights were abandoned earlier as dangerous. Difficult Operation The operation was a difficult one. The helicopter pilots were prepared, should the terrain of the tiny plateau forbid landing, to lift the survivors into the craft by means of a Stokes stretcher, a wire basket arrangement in which the injured could be fastened and raised into the plane by ropes. An augmented staff stood by at the Sir Frederick Banting hospital at Gander to take care of the survivors as they arrived. By the time the first helicopter had taken off from Gander, half the injured already had been transported to the plateau. The helicopters had been assembled in record time, six and or.e-half hours, by technicians working at top speed. It nieant taking the survivors from the plateau one by one. flying them to the Catalinas and then the 27 miles to Gander, two at a time. Three Runs Are Made by Fire Department The fire department answered three alarms Saturday. One was the Clear Creek dump. One was to 222 North Eighth street. It was a false alarm. A trash fire the rear of the Leland hotel accounted for the third run. Gag Lines Are Life Lines No matter what good. neighbors you have, asking them these days where you can find a part-time maid is good for a laugh but nothing more. The same need expressed in a Palladium-Item Want ad is good for the assistance you want, quickly, surely, and with no trouble to you. To use this effective contact most efficiently, let a Palladium-Item expert ad writer help word your ad. Phone 1121. to work. But, as CIO and independent unions announced they had accepted a government-arbitrated settlement giving them parity with AFL seamen in wage scales, an AFL leader indicated the tangle of maritime labor disputes might not yet be unraveled. Harry Lundeberg, leader of the AFL Sailors union of the Pacific, declared he would not take his Picks Wrong Place To Make 'Take on All Comers" Dare Earl Heithouse traded one "chip on his shoulder" for a pair of handcuffs Saturday. And, according to Sheriff Carl Sperling, "he failed to whip anybody." Heithouse wandered into the sheriff's office in the courthouse Saturday morning. He could, he informed all within hearing, whip one at a time or all at once. Deputies grabbed the belligerent Heithouse, slapped handcuffs on him and carted him down to the jail. They charged him with pub lic intoxication. Bandit Gets $20 From Obliging New House Tenant A holdup man found William Ridout, 211 North Sixteenth street, an obliging victim Saturday morning. Ridout was at 87 North West street at 1 a. Saturday, cleaning up in preparation to moving in. Someone knocked at the back door. Knowing it was locked. Ridout told his visitor to "go around front and come in." The visitor did just that. When Ridout turned around he found himself looking into the business end of a revolver. "Give me your wallet," the man said. Ridout said he complied and the visitor left after extracting a $20 bill from the wallet. Connersvilie Boys Get Driving Fines CONNERSVTLLE. Rov Offutt of Connersvilie and W. R. Remmler each were fined SI and costs in City court Saturday on charges of reckless driving. It was stated by city police who arrested the two boys they were racing down Central avenue, one driving a motorcycle and the other an auto. sailors back to work until the masters, mates and pilots "are satisfied." He refused to ampli fy. Expire Sept. 30 The contracts of the masters, mates and pilots expire Sept. 30. The AFL seamen's unions end-ed their strike last week when a special government order per mitted granting wage increases they had obtained through negotiation but which had been barred by the Wage Stabilization board The CIO seamen's unions and one independent began their strike when the AFL "walkout ended, demanding that CIO and all other maritime workers get Wages at parity with those granted to AFL seamen. The CIO back-to-work movement started Friday night after a government-arbitrated agreement granting parity had been reached. The CIO units and the Marine Firemen, an independent union, on the West coast Friday night followed East and Gulf coast units in voting acceptance. Picketing Ends New York's waterfront was free of pickets for the first time in more than two weeks Saturday night, and the pool of approximately 450 strike-bound ships in the harbor was returning to normal as CIO and independent seamen started back to work after winning parity in wage scales with AFL seamen. The last pickets were withdrawn after the Marine Oilers, Watertenders and Wipers associa tion, an independent union based on the West coast, voted to end its strike in New York. Man Charged With Reckless Driving Wilford Anderson, 620 North Ninth street, will face reckless driving charges in City court Monday. He was arrested by police Saturday at North Tenth and streets. Police charged he pulled away from the curb and struck an auto operated by W. A. Phillips, of Hamilton. Woman Arrested for Going 70 MPH Eva Mills, 614 North Ninth street, will face a charge of speeding in City court Monday. She was arrested Saturday. Police said she was driving 70 miles an hour from the Elks road to Glen Miller park. Temperatures Yesterday 79; 55; Noon, 74; 59. Gates May Get GOP Committee Post if Morris Gives Up Job Phone Company Extends Its Rejected Offer to Wednesday FRENCH LICK. (AP) Ernest. M. Morris, Republican national committeeman from Indiana since 1940, is expected to resign and Gov. Ralph F. Gates to succeed him early next month. Morris, millionaire South Bend investment banker, probably will submit his resignation at a meeting of the GOP State committee Oct. 8 in Indianapolis. Members of the state committee then are expected to elevate Gates to the national committee. The upstace leader, attending the fall outing of the Indiana The Richmond Home Telephone Saturday renewed a oacK to wont" plan to striking members of the Indiana Telephone Workers' union. The plan, turned down by unanimous vote of union members Friday, provided: 1. That employees return to their jobs pending a National Labor Relations election Sept. 30 to determine which of two contending unions is to be certified as the bargaining agency. 2. That the company will begin immediate negotiations with the union winning the election. 3. That pay increases gained in such negotiations would be guaranteed retroactive to the time of the resumption of employment. Wants Workers Back In a statement prepared for pub- Republican Editorial association, declined Saturday night confirm the report, but he has told political associates that he "would not be in politics long." Unless there should be a change in present plan of the GOP high command, the elevation of Gates would project him into the national Republican picture on a new footing. Possible Contender Gates has been mentioned as a possible contender for the presidential nomination in 1948, but he has been represented as willing to take second place on the national ticket. it

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