The Kingston Daily Freeman from Kingston, New York on June 26, 1947 · Page 1
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WfatJicr OutlooX Tonight mp»r«Hrti toiUj-i Max., 71 ; .Mln.. 11 DcUIIed lUport on l,a»t I'nt* First in Neics ~ 1r LUCK), National, Foreign VMr.r Cnnnty'ii Lmcllni: I Advertising Medium VOL. LXXVi--No. U12 CITY OF KINGSTON, N. Y., THFESDAY EVENING, JUNK.26, 1947 PEIOE FIVE CENTS Body of Waitress., 33, Taken From Greek "Near Port Ben: Husband Gives Details Baruch Calls for Work., Fight Act for Men 9 Women Mm h Killed When Attached by Been Chatham, June 26 -- A 5warm of bees which he had been asked to remove from a tree, attacked Clarence Felpcl, 34, of the village of Ghent, near here Wednesday, i n f l i c t - ing injuries which resulted in his dc.ith. Fclpel tlicd en route to the Community Hospital here shortly after the bees swarmed upon him. The bees were on the property of Walter Bryant where J'clpcl was engaged in mowing the lawn. Emergency treatment was adniini*.trrcj by Dr. Edward F. Urba of Kindcrhook who was summoned by Felpel's employer after he had heard him cry for help. Pel pel was mi- convrious w h e n the physician arrived. Coroner Clifford Lcg- pttt withheld his verdict pending «n .investigation. More Than 262,000 A re Idle in U.S.: Wages Are Point Not All Those Idle Are Out in Protest Over 1,alior Law; Ship Workers ,)uil 'By Th* Associated Press) 'Work stoppages In the nation's cntl fields in protest agatm.t t h e nt-w labor h i l l and a s t r i k e at 10 rnf\. const shipyards In a. dispute over wnj:PS boosted to more than XX) t h e number made idle today. C u r t a i l e d operations In steel m i l l s and railroads and o i l i e r coiil- u.-.Lie Inriusti'ir.i resulted in lny- f'ff,*. of nn u n i ' M i i i i a t e d ntimbcr (if workers. More t h a n h a l f of t h e country's ·KK. .000 soft coal m i i i c r s -- a n i w t i n*a!''l JLV.OO'i - were awa.v from t h r . r jcil)"!. m o i l df t h e m In )ii;;,in*.! t h e M a r l Icy-Tall labor I a n . O t h e r s s.iid t h e y were .iurii'i- 11; Ihe K I I I I .'w Ihe H.'-dnv mine va- al:n:i which M a r l s lit midnight More t h a n -10.000 repair and ron.'itriK'iion worki'i's In IU east .vhipyai'ils, n i n e of t h e m d by the Bethlehem Steel Company, went on strike today, h a l t i n g work on more t h a n ("iO -Is. The v.'tilkotit at the 13clh- IrhTn yards s t a r t e d ;it I12.:0l a. m. IK.ST.) Thursday w h i l e the strike aKiinst the t e n t h yard, tin; At- Jan:ic Basin Ircn Works in Brook- l y n , s t a r t eel »it 5 «. m. (K.S.T.). Thr Mopi-aRC. 1 * resulted from a lock on c o n t r a c t n e g o t i a t i o n s ecn the companies a n i l Ihe t'.I.O. I n d u s t r i a l Union of Marine itnd Shipbuilding Workers. The union had demanded a wage in- 'rr,i«;c of 13 cents an hour, six paid hoI.clii\K a year and t h r e e weeks' vacation a f t e r JO years. A f f o o l i Port Ari'n The s t r i k e n {Toe Is workers In I h c New York port area nl: two yard* in Brooklyn, one In S t n t e n ilslenci. one in lloboken. N. J., and yards in Quificy, Muss,. Kasl. .'·ton. Mas.-*.. Baltimore and Sparrow's J'oinl. Md. There were 70,70() miner.*: idle in Perm-sylvan!;*, and till of Alabama's iid.OOO miners were away from I heir jobx. The number not working in o'her coal producing spires included nearly -19,01)0 in \Vf-t Virginia: H5.00U in Kentucky; IS.t'OO i n I l l i n o i s ; 11.000 in Vir; ]0.ft.'!,'t In Ohio; R.721 In tn- ,: 5.000 in Tennessee: L',000 in I V i f t h . nnd 1S1 in Colorado. Most I i.f t h e m wore members of the ..V.t...-United Mine Workers. In o t h e r labor developments the I CM O.-United A u t o Workers in ^Detroit summoned Its executive I hoar-d to a m e e t i n g Tuesday I n c on n policy in t h e strike of |Kor-| foremen, In St. Louis, Mayor Aloys "P. |K.'iufmmn said he would urge Ihe turi S t a l l ' L e g i s l a t u r e lo re- Iconveni; and pass l e g i s l a t i o n lo · restore the city's transportation, |wlii.":h has been paralysed for two ·weeks by n strike. A s i m i l a r ·strike in Oakland, Calif., was in |:ts shird week w i t h no immediate ConUnutl on fi)»» Ttn __.. Declares He Sees No War With Russia as 'Immediate Threat;' Universal Training C i t e d as Necessary Washington, June 26 Cfl?)--Bernard M. Baruch called today for. a "work or fight" law applicable to men and women a l i k e as one of the "minimum" essentials to mobilizing America's "full might" in the event of a future war. The white haired adviser to presidents in two world conflicts declared,, however, that w h i l e , this country faces « future that is "iinrcstful" it is "not alarming." "I sec no war with Russia as an immediate.threat," he asserted 'in an address, read before the graduating class of the Armed Forces' Industrial College. But Baruch cautioned that "with the new instrumentalities of mass destruction, we w i l l not have time to improvise" should war come again. . · I(L Accordingly, he said, this country ready to mobilize its full might, "militarily, economically and spiritually." Barnes Three Factors To accomplish that, he said, (a) there must -"be universal m i l i - tary training, (b) "all men and women (must be) subject to mobilization with . a work-or-fight clause" and (c) "surveys must be made of underground i n d u s t r i a l establishments, refuge for civilians Lawmakers Split Over J. L. Lewis Hartley Says UMW Head Rebellions, Mutinous Citi/eh; Asks New Part in Law Hide, Hide, the Cow's Outside Favors Concession Lucius Boomer, 68, Waldorf Director, Is Dead in Norway Noted Hold Figure Suffers Heart Attack; Was I'ouglikccpsie Native; Two Survive Oslo, Norway, June 26 UP)--Director Lucius Boomer of New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel cliccl of heart failure at Hamnr Thursday, Ocklvnr .Rocst, editor of Ha- mtii* Arbeiderblad, sukl today. Boomer was en route to the Gudrandsdal Valley where he intended to .spend the summer with his Norwegian born wife and their daughter. Boomer, 68. earned nn almost legendary reputation in his capacity of director of the Waldorf. He greeted arid became acquainted w i t h hundreds of noted persons who were guests at the hotel. During the conference of for- i:ij;n minister.*! held at the Waldorf last year, the Boomers gave up t h e i r a p a r t m e n t in the Waldorf in order Lo accommodate the v i s i t i n g ministers of slate and t h e i r staffs. Boomer, a native of Pougltkoep- sie. N. Y., entered the hotel Hold w i t h the Flagler system in Florida around the turn of the century. In 1907 he moved to the Plazti Hotel in Now York when it opened as an a s s i s t a n t to Ihc maimglng director. From -10.12 to 1922 lie was in charge of t h e .Hotel. McAlpln in New York nncl w h i l e there was. a pioneer in the Held of scientific op- e r a l i o n of l a r f t c hotels. Din-in).; World War 1 Boomer w e n t Id Paris where he organized mid operated Ihe Hotel Du Louvre for a r m y ofllcers, I W i t h Coleman duPont, Boomer . became interested in the old Waldorf-Astoria a f t e r the death of its .' founder. George C. Bokit. Two i years a f t e r their acquisition of the ; o r i g i n a l Waldorf, in 1915, Boomer joined in the purchase of the Br'lle- 1 vuc-Stralford Hotel in Philadelphia. Later he extended his interosls lo the Willarcl Hotel in Washing. ton, D.C., and Ihe Windsor Hotel | in Montreal. He was made prcsi- ! dent of the company formed to | operate the Sherry-Netherlands-in ; New York and opened t h a t hotel in 1927. In 3920, on the retirement of Louis Sherry, Boomer became the directing head of the Louis Sherry chocolate and ice cream business. He'also was named president of the Savarins, Inc.--a chain restaurant operation. i A f t e r the closing of the old Waldorf he visualized u modern, larger j structure, and was one of the leaders in t h e move lo the present .structure at Park avenue and -19th street in New York which opened its doors in .1931, He was president and chief executive of the Waldorf u n t i l ]94fi when he was elected chairman of the hoard. In :19;!3 and 1934 he was appointed by n. federal court lo advise and assisl the receivers in the operation of the Stevens Hotel in Chicago. On Sept. I I , 1920, he married Jorgine Sletlcde of Norway. They made their home at the Waldorf In New York. , and dispersal of populations." "Until some effective interna-. tional .guarantee of security has been established or- resort to war elimanted, we cannot disregard the dangers inherent in developing mass housing in cities," ho said. As for the "vvork-ot'-fight" clause, he. said "the same applies lo all professions, science, callings, crafts, .industrial and agricultural efforts, including labor of ' a l l kinds. In other words, there should be a pool of all our manpower-brains ' find brawn--ready to be tapped at' any moment for war purposes." In his discussion of Russia, Baruch said: "With others of my countrymen, I fell deep irritations, but I do not fear explosions. We have been just and generous but there has been a lack of cooperation on the part o f ' t h o s e whose friendship we solicit. "Perhaps they expect our economic collapse. If so, they w i l l be disappointed. We s h a l l continue long after their experiment has failed." The intlusti'inl college o r i g i n a l l y Continued on rago Tun Laiielis Thinks Owners Ought to Yield to Avert Strike Washington, June 26 LT)--The No. 1 and No. 2 'framers of the Taft-Hartley Labor Law in the House split shaVply today over how to cope with .Johrt L. Lewis and the growing soft coal stoppage. .·Rep. Hartley (R.-N.J.), cosponsor of the Act placed on the books last Monday over President Truman's veto, lashed out at Lewis as a "rebellious and m u t i n - ous citizen." "He called for adding a whole new section to the law · to deal w i t h Lewis and the "challenge" of other union leaders. On I h e o t h e r , hand, Rep. Landis (R.-.Tnd,), second- in command on the House Labor Comm i t t e e and a former' ir.inev, said he t h i n k s the -soft coal operators otigiit. to "give in" to some of Lewis- contract demands in order to remove the- threat of a full- fledged strike July 8. .That is the. day the miners are duo back at work a f t e r I h e i r 10- day vacation. This begins tomorrow m i d n i g h t , but more than 200,000 have l e f t work ahead of time. The vacation, plus a $100 cash payment, is called for under the government's' contract wilh Lewis and his United Mine Workers. However, the government's au- t h o r i t y to operate the siex.cfl mines runs out next Monday, ami w i t h it: Ihe contract under which the pits have been operating since May, 1946. Contract; Is Needed Lewis' 400,000 soft coal diggers don't work without a contract. Negotiators for the industry in I.he north and west 1 , representing 75 per cent of the b i t u m i n o u s output, appeared to he t r y i n g to revive the contract talks which were broken off about thr: t i m e Congress sen!; the Tuft-Hartley- b i l l to Mr. Truman. The norl.h-wost group conferred w i l h U.M.W. Vice-ProsJdont John O'Lcai'y b u t , according to some C p n L l n u c r t on rtige Ten C.I.O. Asks Congress Act Prevent 'Collapse 5 .. - · · . . · ., j.;.... " . . ,. ."...·.. _,, A muley 1 red steer takes.over Cleveland's west side and ..runs it to suit himself until police finally ar- rived'and rounded him up. Here residents- scurry to escape- the animal which escaped from a truck en route to the stock yards. (NEA Tclephoto) Uncertainty Faces U.N., World Leaclers- Report Mrs. Cote Pleads To Manslaughter Murder Trial Ends When Woman Acknowledges Her Guilt Charter Day Talks Point"Out'How' Difficult Task Has Become Sale Is Approved Philadelphia, J u n e 26 t/P)--Sale of the P u l l m a n Company, operator of sleeping cars on railroads across the nation, lo a buying group of .~7 railroads was approved today hy U.S. District Court. E. J. Dnffy"Dics Montelair, N. J., J u n e 2fi Wi-Edward J. Duffy, 71, founder and partner 'of li.'dwarcl J. Duffy Company. New York investment | (Inn. died last nig hi at his home i hers. ^_ Washington, J u n e 26 !.-P) -- The C.I.O. asked Congress today for immediate action to prevent "collapse of our economy." It declared that thus far "there has not been a single step" to check rising living costs. Instead, the C.I.O. contended, Congress has "worked in the opposite direction." The labor organization urged immediate creation of a federal investigation board with the ;job of. shedding light "upoh the unwarranted levels of many prices." It said that "by the use of public pressure and exposure of profiteering, we may be able Lo force lower prices." And, the C.I.O. added, if "increased foreign demands (for food, clothing and machinery) and crop failure continue * * " this w i l l require that we re-establish price control and a rationing program." The C.I.O. blast was laid clown hy .Emil Rieve, a C.I.O. vice president, in a statement prepared for the joint congressional committee on President Truman's economic report. This group, which also came in for sharp criticism by Kicve, is studying suggestions on how to stabilise the n a t i o n ' s economy. Ricve reviewed "trends in our economy" which he said are "steps on the i*oad to collapse." He cited "high prices, exorbitant profits, liquidation on savings by low income individuals, the s h i f t to consumer loans, and (lie reduced purchasing power- of the mass of American consumers," he added: "Whether ' the collapse comes within a period of six months or in ·a shorter or longer period of time cannot be predicted with any degree of accuracy. "But it seems to me that the ! factors on t h e ' unfavorable side are so great and of such tremendous magnitude that steps must be taken immediately by this joint committec-in carrying out an economic program which will promote | maximum employment, 'production l a n d purchasing power." Rieve assailed the committee i'or f a i l i n g to submit recommendations by last February 1, as stipulated by law, on the President's economic report:. He said that i f - t h e committee "does not sec fit to comply," then its leaders "should resign so that o t h e r members may be appointed who are willing to cooperate." ' Senator Taft (R-Ohio) is chpir- man of tjie committee. The vice chairman is Representative Wolcott ( R - M i c h . ) . Senator Flanders (R-Vt.) sug- gestcd today that President Truman urge voluntary meal: rationing to h e l p check what the lawmaker called a "really serious" J i v i n g cost spiral. The Vermont Senator told a reporter that flood damage to the midwest corn crop apparently had smashed hopes that food prices m i g h t t u r n downward soon. /Instead, he said, they almost certainly w i l l go up. Flanders, a member of the j o i n t congressional c o m m i t t e e on the economic report which is studying proposals on how to ,keep the American economy on an even keel, rejected as "impractical" a suggestion t h a t it might, become necessary to restore wartime price controls plus voluntary rationing. This possible solution was ottered lo the committee yesterday by Edward A.'O'Neal, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Flanders called price control "the bad way out," ; · · · Plymouth, Mass., June-26 I. 1 !?)-Mrs. Bertha Surprise Cote today pleaded ;guilty to manslaughter-- b r i n g i n g to a dramatic end the comely 28-year-old widow's t r i a l Cor m u r d e r in the Ytilctide bludgeon-slaying of her'husband, Rene, 34. · ' ' . 'The 1 plea was accepted by the court: immediately after the opening of the day's session when Assistant: District Attorney John R. WlifiiUlcy "told Judge Felix Forte: "I understand the defendant.clc- iiros to plead g u i l t y to so much of the i n d i c t m e n t as charges manslaughter." C h i e f - D e f e n s e Counsel. E b c n - G . Townes, in a plea for leniency, iftid "there WHS n o t h i n g ' m o r e 1 ooulil do.' I couldn't gamble w i t h a Rirl's life." When asked j.o plead Mrs. Cole Uood and in a firm voic'c said: "guilty." · . As.the court then recognized Defense -Counsel Eben G. Townes, the lawyer rose and addressing the judge, said the manslaughter plea was "the most . momentous ! decision that ever confronted, me." Treasury .Receipts. Washington, June 26 (/PI--The position of the treasury June 24: .leceipts .$305',S39,279.84. Expendi- .u'rcs $229,159,254.28. Balance'$2,'177,721.070.12. Custom receipts 'or month $29,222,727.57. Receipts iscal year- July 1 $41,827,830,::48.85. Expenditures fiscal year .S40.764,407,050.3- 1 . Excess of re-- i:eipls 51,063,423,198.51. Total debt :;257,706,GIG,585.6-.I. Decrease under !revJous day $38,645,604.91. Gold assets $21,165,712,656.16. i Lake Success, June 26-(^P)--Tlic | world's, top-flight political leaders : joined ' today ' i n sounding grim i warnings, that the United Nations · stiil faced a difficult and uncertain road ahead on this sccnnd anniversary of the world charter signing at San Francisco. The warnings were: voiced in recorded charter, day messages broadcast to the world .by PrcsU dent Truman, Prime Minister Attlee of Britain, Premier. Raniadipr, of .France', President Chiang Kai- Shek of China and'Deputy. Foreign Minister Andrei A.- Grom.Vko of the Soviet Union. At the same time- each of the representatives 'of the · five big powers expressed -conviction that the United Nations would succeed nnd pledged the. world orgar.i'/at.iqn the f u l l support of their governments. . _ . · . President Truman, .declaring that the U.N. so far "has gone forward in an atmosphere of disturbance, and uncertainty,'", said the government, and people of the United States were aware-that realization of the organization's ob- ject'ives "is not-'easy." ' "They know * * * the.enterprise which was launched at':Sa'n Francisco two years ago is. the hope of the world for lasting peace." ' : He concluded with -a'declaration that the U n i t e d States would do its part to.uphold the ideals of the U.N. '·' , Gromyko participated in the broadcasts in .pla'ce .of Premier Stalin who declined .an .invitation to take part. .The Soviet deputy foreign minister said he would make no attempt to evaluate the past work of the U;N.- but would "look forward instead, taking into consideration the important prob- Contlnucd on Pago Eight Curley Must Serve Prison Term, Is Proctor's Order Mail Fraud Sentence Is Upheld by Judge in Washington; Allows No Statement Fixing Size of World Police One of Major U.N. Problems BIT MAX HARBELSON Lake Success, Jure 26 (JP)-- Vlie U n i t e d Nations Military Staff prepared today -to t a e k l e . t h c most d i f f i c u l t problem in its year of deliberations--producing by Monday an estimate of i h e initial, size of the global police Jorce needed to preserve world peace. . « The Big Five generals and'. admirals were handed this .task last night by the Security Council, which asked that it give at least a tentative figure by 3 p. m. 1 E.D.T.) ' Monday, if possible. In view of Russia's reluctance in t h e 1 past to produce specific figures on any phase ol : the committee's planning, it appeared ex-. ii'cmc'ly doubtful that the military jrroup would arrive at unanimous agreement. It was expected, however, that the council would get »t least some estimates from the individual members of the corn- mi tlee. The original suggestion for an immediate estimate came from British Delegate Sir Alcxan'der Cadogan .and was supported h'y the .United States and France. ]n view of this, it was assumed t h a t their m i l i t a r y delegations were ready to submit their own estimates. . · Both Australian Delegate. Co.]. W. R. Hodgson and. Soviet Delegate Andrei A. '-Gromyko con- 'tended yesterday that such n task I appeared to be "impossible," but . n e i t h e r registered opposition when I Council President Alcxandre . Parodi of France' proposed t h a t the be submitted any; way. While this issue was considered, i the United Nations observed'the second anniversary of the World C h a r t e r - s i g h i n g ' a t San Francisco Continued on Page Eleven. . Washington, June 26 OP)--Judge James M. Proctor refused today to suspend Boston/Mayor James M. Curley's mail fraud sentence and ordered that Curley begin .serving the' six' to IS months in prison im- me'diatcly . Tlic 7j!-year-old mayor, who had asked for a suspension on grounds of ill health', rose from;his seat and cried out: "You are sentencing-me to die." Adamantly, the judge refused to allow Curlcy even a few days to handle some pending city matters. He said Curley can take up such things as that "with his keepers." From the U.S. court room hearing, the mayor was taken by the U.S. marshal to his office for necessary procedure'before he is nc- tunlly.plfiecd in .a j n i l ' c c l l . It has not been determined where Curley w i l l serve his sentence: That will be decided by the district attorney and the prison bureau. · · Defense^attorneys told the coui't that a jail sentence at this lime might-well have a "fatal' ter'mina- ' lion," but Proctor was unmoved. Then- Curley's attorneys asked that the mayor be permitted to say a few words to the court. i .The judge declined their request, j saying, "I do not think any good j purpose w o u l d ' b e .served hy further statement to this court." ·. Curley's attorneys had asked for suspension '''Of the sentence on grounds that he is i n - a '-'niost-.seri- ous and precarious physical condition." He left a Massachusetts hospital to come here a n d - a p p e a r ·in 1 court. Proctor said that he had read the plea: and affidavits attesting 1 to Curley's ill health, but made no comment in the court, room upon thejn. · ., . "I .will, shortly'-file «. memorandum to state my reasons for denying petitions for suspension," he announced. Curley arrived in the court room 1.5 minutes before the .hour the judge had set for announcing his decision. His wife and daughter were with him. "Mary, -the daughter, and Mrs. Curley hnlf supported* the ' m a y o r us he Beanie in. He wore dark glasses'and walked very slowly lo the front row of'specfalor benches. Defense · attorneys nnd Judge Proctor, who pronounced the orig- i n a l sentence .1.8 months ago, were in conference in chambers u n t i l 111 o'clock, an hour a f t e r the case was called. · . ' T h e mayor and his f a m i l y sat. patiently in the court room u n t i l 10:25 when Curley was taken to a nearby jury room to rest. He returned just -before the' judge took his seat,, followed by his wife who ' e v i d e n t l y had been weeping. Curley's attorney, James 'Leahy, iold the court he had filed the petition for suspension of the jail sentence in "utmost sincerity, and in protection of his client's life." · Ho said he.wished to . r e p l y - t o "loose'tongues" on the street al_i ·Continued-on Pase Eight __ . Couple Was Fishing, Is Story Told Coroner Arthur Chipp Withholds Verdict: Body Recovered by Slate Police Married 8 Months Couple Came From Long Island lo Work al .Wawarsiug Fishing with her husband near the Port Ben bridge early this morning, Mrs. Theodore Maier, 33, waitress at the Jefferson Hotel, W a w a r s i n g apparently drowned in 14 feet of water, State Police said after, recovering her body from the Rondout creek five hours later. Cot-oner Arthur Chipp of Kcrhonkson refrained from giving a verdict until after »a autopsy, which he ordered performed on the body. Mrs 1 . Maier, formerly Kath- crinc Stciningcr, and her htn- band, 43, a chef nf thr Jellcr- son, live at 3264 30th street, Astoria, L. f. They had joined th« hotel staff a month ago for the summer season. They had been married only eight months. According to Mr. Maier, an ardent fisherman, he and hia wife arose at 4:20 a. m. and headed for ihe Port. Ben bridge section to angle for trout. Hi- told Slate Troopers Catalano of the B.C.I, and Raymond Dunn that they decided to fish at .separate points along the creek after their 'lines became entangled, and that his wife chose * spot about 400 yards downstream from him at 5 o'clock, informing him as she left that in case she caught .1 fish she'd yell. IIMini \Vlfc Scrnini It was about 3:30 t h a t hi heard her fcro'im, according to what, hi 1 told t h e troopers, n n d . thinking she had hooked a t r o u t went, to assisl her. She had never removed a from n line, he added. Sili'nce followed t h e outcry and the woman wns not. on t h e bank of flic crock when her hu.xband. readied t h e point where she had been fishing. Cnllol for Help Mr. Maier called for help as h« niovrd along Ihe w a t e r ' s odgi\ finally observing his wife's polc in the water. The tip of- it was .sticking up, he said. A Mrs. Puff, who resides nearby, heard the call for help, and started the alarm t h a i brought Troopers Calalano and Dunn. They grappled from a boat, a l l morning and brought the body up about 10 o'clock. One theory was that Mrs. Maier had been standing on Ihe t r u n k a f a l l e n tree and c i t h e r became | exciti;cl or lost her balance in ; eagerness (o make a catch. Besides the i n v e s t i g a t i o n troopers and Coroner Chipp. Di5tricl: Attorney Louis G. Bruhn is working on the case. Names Arc W i t h d r a : Washington, J u n e 2S i.Vi--Prosi- | dent Truman today withdrew the names of 303 persons nominated d u r i n g the present session of Congress for postmnstershipR in v a r i - ous p a r t s of Ihe country. The Wliiti* Mouse announcement did not; list the names. The W h i t r , 1-lousi: explained t h a t because of i declining receipts in these offices | the postmasl.crships involved an» | all boing reduced to fourth class s t a t u s J u l y .1.. Poslmastors of the f o u r t h class ollices an* nor. presidential appointees. The nnrnin.i- l.ions involve ,TJ stales and Puerto i Rico. Many of the appointees src i women. Historic, Call, Complelrrl New York, June :M '.Ti-- Ciiy Council President Vincent R. Im- pcllitteri climbed i n t o a car outside c i t y hall today, picked up a telephone, and casually c h a t t e d for five minutes w i t h t h e l - n i t States ambassador to Italy. James C. D u n n , who .spoke from anol.hrr automobile in .Milan. It. was t h u first a u l o - t o - a u t o t r a n s a telephone conversation nnd commemorated Marconi Day. Dunn and Impellitteri exchanged greetings for t h e peoples of New York city and Italy. ._

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