Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 25, 1956 · Page 4
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Alton, Illinois
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PAG& FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, JULY 25,1956 Editorial Monthly Reports on the Bridge* Side tilances •» Former Judge Anthony Daly Jus assured Al- tonians and the City Council they will be given serving of praisf for bringing the point out. Judge D.ilv might have added, without appre- ! full financial detail* of the. City Court-appointed I licmion of """"diction that further cooperation , . , ^. . „ ., ' j i" giving i hi- details of these statements to the receiver s operation of Curk Bridge. , .. . , . , . . . . . t • " publu would be forthcoming from the Telegraph. Monthly reports on the operation will he filed VVc intcm | to see t i m tl , c pub , ic Rets with the clerk of City Court, he pointed out at oug |, t)iges , nf thf «, t , tem( , nt<i ( rom t | lc rcceive ,j .,, Monday nighf-i finance committee senior,. u ^ } ,,.,, f|| e j wit j, t | 1c cmlrt Thi« is laudable a<nur.incc. It i«. l.uitl.ihle that 1 Suit", now being filed in Missouri indicate pret- Mr. Daly informed the council, for publication, ty clearly that such a situation did not exist on that such reports would be filed, so the public will] that, side of the river during all the years of the know whit to look for. And the council is dc- 1 bridge's operation. Why Shouldn't §tnsseit Speak Up? Chances arc that more already has been made of Harold Stassen's "supplant-Nixon" statement than should have. But we'll add our bit to predict that there's little likelihood it will cause much of » stir between President Eisenhower and Stasscn. The President always has made it highly apparent that he views it as everybody's right to have and express his own opinions. Mr. Stassen often has been highly vocal in his own opinions, and this has proven stimulating to thought in the Republican party where, often enough, that has been necessary. The President never has demonstrated vin- dictivcness. In fact, he has been criticized in some xinenlightcned quarters as a weak leader because he seeks to gain progress by agreement among manv rather than subserviancc of many to him. He has for long regarded Mr. Stassen as a valuable man and adviser as well as assistant. Since Mr. Stassen based his anti-Nixon suggestion on poll results, doubtless the President will assume he had good reason to speak up. Much as we, ourselves, think of Mr. Nixon we'd hate to see him nominated vice president by default. There should be discussion. And the discussion should be open. We think, and doubtless Mr. Eisenhower thinks, that Dick Nixon is the best proposal for vice president brought out so far. If someone wants to come up with a better proposal, and make it sound convincing, fine. Stassen's proposal that Nixon make a nominating speech for Herter since Herter has agreed to make Nixon's sounds like .1 nice bit of courtesy at this stage, but we're afraid it wouldn't ring 1 true in the cars of the American voters. Pashen-ate Bandwagon Leap It's doubtful Democratic Governor Herbert Paschen will be able to make stick his proposal for a special session of the General Assembly to vote funds for auditing Orville Hodge's books. For the present it would seem there was little need for such an appropriation. If Mr. Hodge can make good on his promises to repay to the state even a portion of the missing funds, ample should be available for the auditing job. The main peculations with which he was charged come from a large deficiency appropriation. Currently, Arthur Morey, former president of i the University of Illinois, who "mopped up" a similar situation in another state some years ago, is in charge of Hodge's office. We think Mr. Morey is in an independent enough position, and is a capable enough judge of such matters, to make his own recommendation as to whether such funds, or even such a special audit, is needed. For the present it would seem the Democratic candidate is making a Paschen-ate leap on an already-overcrowded political bandwagon. Illinois Would Have Paid $38 Million For what it might be worth—and Drew Pearson to the contrary—it should be pointed out that a proposed $500 million federal dam in Hell's Canyon would have cost the taxpayers of Illinois $38.f million, according to an estimate of the Council of the State Chambers of Commerce. Cost to tlie four states benefitted by the dam—Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington—would have been but $17,«88,000. . Since Congress has defeated the proposal to build the single large federal dam, private power companies now will be permitted to erect three separate dams. These will be financed by the power compan- ies; paid for by the consumers of power from dams—the people who benefit from them. The Federal Power Commission already has granted permission in August, 1955, to Idaho Power Co. to build one dam, and Idaho Power has moved ahead in preparation. Had Congress decided to proceed with a federal project, that work would have had to be recompensed, and would have gone for nought. In view of the need for better dispersal of our industrial and particularly our power facilities, it appears the plan as it now is ready to go forward is advisable. David Latvrence 7-25" 'My category would have to be 'Domestic Science and Estate Management 1 —like scrubbing floors and pulling weeds!" Manhattan h At Its Best In Summer By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK ffi— In the good old summertime New York City becomes the biggest country town n America. It is now hot only a great place o visit—it's a swell place to live New Type of Education Problem One of the city's problems in getting full benefit from itc municipal garbage collection service appears one of education. City Sanitary Inspector Leo Fitzgerald complained the other day for instance, that new peo- . pie arriving in town and taking up residence here apparently didn't know what the city offered. It's evident that frequent publication of the city garbage collection plan regulations through media of mass communication would be impractical. Two few at a time would be involved. Furthermore, they would be so new in town as to make it possible they wouldn't be subject to these media. The direct and selective approach appears adviseable—much as the current mass communication media might desire the income. The city might arrange with the water company or the power company to obtain a list of their new connections periodically—perhaps weekly, maybe monthly. From these the moves made within the city might be screened out, leaving a list of the new arrivals. To these might be mailed instruction lists, telling how to avail themselves of the city's garbage and trash collection service, along with its regulations. Doubtless either power or water company would be willing to cooperate with the city in such a program, which would be for the benefit of all. We must not forget: The garbage collection service is not merely a personal convenience for citizen. It is an undertaking having direct bearing on public health, and as such is veritably a policing program. Robert Allen Reports Demos Step Up Fire on Ike WASHINGTON. — The Democrats are stepping up their poli- on President Eisen- ticaj fire hower. Latest maneuver is a barbed letter that has been sent him by Senator John McClellan (D., Ark.), chairman of the special committee which was set up to investigate charges of "arrogant" lobbying on the natural gas bill that the President vetoed for this reason. The letter bluntly asks the President to produce his proof that "highly questionable activities" were responsible for pas- suge of this legislation. McClellan sharply asserts that so far the Senate probers have been unable to obtain any "supporting evidence" regarding this f-xplosive accusation from either Uie White House staff or the Budget Bureau. The Budget Bureau is credited by McClellan with writing the President's caustic veto that precipitated the investigation. Significantly, McClellan dispatched this critical letter to the President with the knowledge and approval of Senator Styles Bridges, N.H., ranking Republican on the special committee and chairman of the Senate GOP Policy Committee. Both Bridges and McClellan voted for the vetoed bill, which would have barred the Federal Power Commission from regulating natural gas in interstate commerce. Senalor Francis Case (R.. Jip.i abruptly injected the lobbying Issue into the final phase of this bitter legislative battle with the surprise announcement fhjlt an oil company represent a- tivt had offered him a $2.500 contribution. Di-spiie ensuing furious uproar, the the Mil. But the President rejected it because of the lobbying charges. He stressed that while he favored the measure, he was compelled to refuse acceptance under the circumstances. Crux of this blistering veto message, which led to tlie special Senate investigation, is as follows : "Since the passage of this bill a body of evidence has accumulated indicating that private persons, apparently representing only a very small segment of a great and vital industry, have been seeking to further their own interests by highly questionable activities. These include efforts that I deem to be so arrogant and so much in defiance of acceptable standards of propriety, as to risk creating doubt among the American people concerning the integrity of governmental processes." This paragrph is cited by Me- Clellan as tlie basis for his demand for "supporting evidence." Two key factors are behind this challenging demand: (]) Long-standing congressional resentment at executive agencies for refusing to turn over records and files; and (2) tho McClellan committee is preparing an interim report. Tiie inside word in this report will assail the White House, Budget Bureau, and Justice Department. It will point out thai the Jus- lice Department has not indicted anyone involved in Senator Case's charges. Also that the department bus not prosecuted a .single lobbyist in the past three years, despite extensive evidence submitled by centres sionul investigating committees A fourth hat may soon be tossed officially into the Demo-' cratic presidential ring. Senator Stuart Symington is seriously considering announcing his candidacy before the Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago Aug. 13. (Copyright. 1936, The Hall Syndicate. Inc.) in. For Gotham, unlike bean, which libernate in winter does its hi bernating during the warm months. Life slows to a dog trot and fi nally a lazy walk. All the two- and-three ulcer men, the nervous oik who live on pep pills, have fled to beach and mountain, leav ing the city <to those who love i for more reasons than the mere fact they make a living in it. All the usual social bars are down. No velvet rope halts you in the night clubs. The headwaiter greets .you as a human being in stead of a sheep it is his distasteful duty to shear of its fleece. The streets and subways are less crowded. You no longer have to write an indignant letter to the mayor in order to get a cab. Mos of the Broadway theaters have seats for sale, and you don't have to go to your banker and float a loan to buy a ticket. If you go through a revolving door, nobody gets in behind you and tries to come out ahead o: you. The stores are full of wonderful bargains. Luggage is 50 per cent off, sport shirts are markec down 25 per cent. Everybody is relaxed and easygoing. The big town has time for all the little niceties that make living in a small town so pleasant. You can get a haircut without standing in line. The cop on the beat gives you a nod or a cheery •Hello." Old ladies lean out of :enement windows, leaning on fat arms that look like white pillows, and talk comfortably. Even in traffic jams the truck drivers cuss out the "civilian 1 drivers in a way that shows they don't really have their heart in it. The whip of tension that peopli usually live under here has been put upon the shelf. Even the pickpockets take It easy here now. Most of the people with big wallets are out of :own. Now is the time for all good people to come to Manhattan if they want to see and enjoy it at its friendliest—in the good old summertime, when every night is like Saturday night back home. Dinner Bell Aniwtr to Previous Puizl* ACROSS 1—— roait of beef 4 and tairou i—-pudding 12 Lemon 13 Wheel rod 14 Part in a p!a» 15 Pro and 16 Central European! II Superlative cook 20 Musical passages 21 Exist 22 Equipment 24 Detest 26 Erect 27 Corn on —30 Show 32 SUId 34DiscloM 35 Eye medicine 96 Mint r«I rack 37 Spar* — •nd taut/kraut 39 Spur 40 Fruit 41 Short swallow 42 Group ol cifbt 45 Copy 4» Cherished 51 Folding kud 52 Rip 63 Unadulterated 54 Sea eagle 55 Night birds 56 Saintei (ab.) 07 Oc«an DOWN 1 Tropical rodMt 2 Aroma I Depending 4 Outmoded 5 Egress 6 Charg* 7 Watch 8 Before 8 Burden 10 Arm bone 11 Sailors'meal 17 Frightens 29 Twisted 18 Peace goddest 31 Jewel . aidarjUH UUJLJHLJU ursa mm naa w v& ar j a •ammml (H CJ aj L3 LJ £J f J •— HIJLJUULJsjLllZJkJUl U ) UUCJCJI )UUI lUUUm 23 Comforts 24 Demigod 25 Slate 26 Ignited again 27 Turtle shells 21 Elevator inventor measures 33 Resign 38 Lebanon's capital 40 Btloved ones 41 Lateral parts 42 German king 43 Ship's company 44 Small duck 46 Simple 47 Rent 48 Volcano in Sicily SOTimwql prosperity Stassen Stands Alone After Nixing Nixon By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON w - Harold E. Stassen, who lives here in the last house on a dead-end street, doesnt' know today whether that will also be the permanent address of his political future. This must be one of his loneliest days. N6t a single Republican leader has stepped up to back his proposal that Vice President Nixon be brushed aside in favor of Gov. Christian A. Herter as President Eisenhower's running mate. The White House, where he has tiis office as special assistant to Eisenhower on disarmament, made it clear Stassen is not getting any support there. Republicans in Congress have called on him to resign his job. And even Herter, after a telephone talk with the vice president, not only did not support Stassen but said he would nominate Nixon. Herter did, however, say he would accept the vice presidential nomination if Eisenhower wanted him. The professional Republican politicians, who thought they had the way "greased to present the voters this year with the same 1952 winning combination of Eisenhower and Nixon, have reason to be sore at Stassen. He not only caused them trouble, if only temporarily, but also called sensational attention to the fact that not everyone wants Nixon. It's possible the fire Stassen Tied to start may have spread convention time. It doesn't look like it now. Not even one member of that unnamed leaders" group who, of "Republican Stassen said, shared his views, has come out in mblic to stand beside him. Poli- :icians pay a penalty for causing their party trouble. Stassen may have to pay the penalty of being forced into political limbo from now on. Which raises a question: Why did he do t? He said he did it for the good ot the country and out of "loyalty" o Eisenhower. If this was Stassen's only rea- :on — since he's been around long enough to know a bad reaction might ruin him—then it took sheer guts and unselfishness to do what did. But the 49-year-old Stassen, who never seems to stop talking and tas been giving Republicans and Democrats alike advice from the idelines for years, has been an immensely ambitious man. He's had his eyes steadily on he presidency since he was in his Os,. He was a candidate for the Republican nomination in 1944, 948 and 1952. And as late as July he made it known he would like o be a candidate this year if Eis- nhower didn't run. Judging from die reaction he tias received so far, his attempt o cut Nixon's political throat was wt shrewd. Perhaps he had as- urance of support from Republicans who got cold feet when the •eaction set in. At the moment he looks like a politician who stuck his neck out once too often and had it cut off. And yet, if Stassen's presidential lopes for the future were involved n his action, then what he did was logical enough. If now the Republican ticket is lisenhower and Nixon, and it oses, Stassen will have some laim on party leadership through Ji foresight in saying Nixon's andidacy would hinder Eisenhow- r—even though Stassen isn't pre- ticting defeat of an Eisenhower- Mixon ticket. Stassen'B best hope for his own ^residential ambitions would .seem to lie in tlie elimination of Nixon low. If not now, then perhaps Attempt To 'Get Nixon' Will Backfire WASHINGTON.-Who really is the vice-presidential cnndidate that Harold Stnssen Is backing? It certainly isn't Gov. Hnrter of Massachusetts, who, it now develops, wasn't consulted by Stns- sei. before launching the boom for him. In fact, Gov. Herter will make the speech placing Nixon in the nomination at the convention. The objective of Stassen and those who are in league with him fa to bring about the removal of Vice President Nixon from the ticket. It isn't so much a pro* Herter move as an anti-Nixon maneuver. For one thing, there is some doubt M to whether the Massachusetts governor is constitutionally eligible, since he was born abroad. It would take a Supreme Court decision to clear up the doubt, and that would only give the Democrats a campaign argument because no such decision probably could be obtained between August and November. Principle «8ln' This correspondent has known Nixon for many years. He is a modest, hard-working, conscientious and straightforward individual whose principal "sin" seems to have been that he helped to expose Alger Hiss and fought the Communists. Another "sin" is that he told'the voters frankly what he thought of the Communist infiltration in government. This apparently is .he kind of campaigning which some of the Democrats don't like, though Harry Truman never handled any issue with kid gloves and went so far as to question the integrity and patriotism of General Eisenhower in the 1952 campaign—something Nixon never did with respect to any opponent. The attempt to "get Nixon" will not succseed. It will boomerang. In some respects, it is better that the insidious campaign has come out into the open so that the voters can learn the whys and wherefores of the anti-Nixon smears and just who in the so-called "liberal" wing of the Republican party has fallen for the anti-Nixon propaganda stirred up by .the Democrats. Steady Demo Attack Certainly the Democrats have been keeping up a steady attack in the hope of creating friction for the Republicans. In fact, Mi per cent cf the criticism of Nixon has come from Democrats, who resent his effectiveness as a campaigner. For, sin- glehanded, he saved many a seat for the Republicans in Congress during the 1954 campaign. The adroitness of the anti-Nix- onites is emphasized by the way Harold Stassen referred to his conversation last Friday with the President. He gave at first to the newsmen the impression that Elsenhower had no objection and hence really favored Stassen's move for Herter. Now it turns out that the President made it clear to Stassen that he would be acting as an individual "and not as a member of the President's official family." This was a palpable disavowal. Blunt Letter Even more disingenuous was Stassen's statement to the press on Monday. He gave tlie Impression that he had tactfully and politely notified Nixon as a matter of courtesy. Yet the letter sent to Nixon on Monday, a few hours before the press conference, was about as discourteous a piece of writing as has been noted between supposedly friendly members of the same administration. Stassen assumes that Eisenhower will sit back and let a factional fight develop on a "let the better man win" basis just a few weeks before the national convention. Eisenhower may be unfamiliar with the ways of party politics, but he Isn't as naive as the Stassen clique thinks he is. To date many .of the friends of the late Senator Taft, wHom Stassen antagonized in the bitter 1952 primary campaign in Ohio, and the members of Consrress ot every shade of Republicanism have rallied to Nixon's side. It could gain 'further momentum when the President himself speaks out for Nixon, as he is certainly expected to do before long. (Copyright, lass, New York Herald-Tribune. Inc.) 25 and 5O Years Ago The two-day refreshing rain with its many benefits to the farmers also caused grout IOSRPS to corn crops and wheat fields whore thrpshintt was incomplete. Cisterns and ponds wern ro- .My 25, 7906 Chief Maxwell reported the city's new ordinance requiring n licence on dogs was n success. It had brought a laree. reduction of the dou noi>ul;ition here hy arlion of owners who plenished. but lightning caused the death of some ! wanted to avoid the necessity of paying n tax, farm stock in Fosterburg and Bunker Hill, and | he said. In addition, police had destroyed 12fi wind uprooted trees. First reports indicated most j Rtrnys. Cash wtptsjrom the dog tnx now of the com crop had been destroyer) by the heavy rainfall and wind. Warren W. Lowe, one of Alton's pioneers in the gelling of real estate on the time-payment plan for $3 down and $5 a month, died at his home on Edwards street. In his early real estate career, in partnership with Frank A. Bierbaum, he had offices in Upper Alton, but later moved to the Faulstich building. The Fred Herter ferry, on the Illinois River at Hardin, ceased operation on the day of its "funeral" as dedication ceremonies were taking place for the ferry's successor, the "Joe Page Bridge." However, in one last fling of grandeur. the ferry helped carry passengers to the bridge opening, until the formality of the event was completed and motorists streamed across, leaving the ferry to obscurity as a means of transportation. While the Calhoun Countians were rejoicing over opening of the bridge, they also were saddened by the great loss to the apple crops caused by the hail and windstorm. When officials of the Village of East Alton learned that the status of the $85,000 federal appropriation for a new post office there was in doubt, they obtained an audience with Rep. Charles Karch at East St. Louis, to seek clarification, so that the federal building could be obtained for the village. Mrs. Marguerite Emons was elected president of American Legion Auxiliary of Wood River. Work had started on remodeling of store fronts in downtown Alton. The Ryrie building on Belle street was to be occupied by Richard Hudson, jeweler; and the building formerly occupied by Bricc & Ryan on W. Third street was to be U:.ken over by Sapot's, women's ready-to-Wear store. Some the the food sales included 10 pounds of sugar for 51 cents; four tall cans of milk for 24 cents; 10 bars of soap, 29 cents; creamery butter, two pounds for 57 cents; fresh tomatoes, four pounds, 23 cents. A man's leading department store offered for sale tropical worsted suits at $16.75; vvool, year- round suits from $19 to $34. amounted to riimost $1,200. Latest aetion of the fiolire was to start a rnimiss to seek out unlicensed do?s and warn owners to procure licenses nt onco. Maxwell said he had in hand a list of 29 owners against whom court, complaints were to be issued if they failed to procure dog lags. A party of eight young Altonians were endangered when the George Burton yacht, Harriet Aline, was almost drawn under the Str. Tennessee as she was passing the Str. Liberty near Jersey Island, between Alton and Chautauqua. The Tennessee's pilot, observing the yacht being swept toward the guards of the packet, reversed the engines, and as the stern paddlewheel began to revolve to check the steamboat's speed, the yacht was swept outward to safety. On the yacht lie- sides Burton were Michael Kremer, Oscar Rice, and Charles Burgess, find the Misses Stella Miller, OIlie and Lillian Kremer, and Bertha Ash. Two of the girls reportedly fainted from fright. Mayor Silns G. Cook, visiting at Piasa Cbau- tauqua. announced he had ordered a tight lid on Sunday saloons in his home city of East St. Louis, and predicted Belleville and Alton would follow suit, lie said the actioji was taken in East SI. Louis because it was overrun with thirsty visitors from St. Louis imd that drunks were causing "too much trouble." With its 90-day franchise extension near a close, AJ&P Railway Co. announced it would lay some girder rails at the south end of Piasa street to meet the time limit, A court restraining order, still undisposed of, prevented work further north on Piasa street. . William Schlanker, who had operated a 10-cent barbershop in the Weigler block on E. Second street for two months, reported he -had been threatened by two armed men with being "skidooed out of town" if he continued the cut rate practice. Leroy Stobbs of Paul Bros, drug store passed examination as an apprentice pharmacist. St. Louis officials on the Mark Twain stopped off in Alton en route to Grafton to inspect the giant dredge being constructed for the government. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WHITNEY In their experiment, 80 school children aged 10 to 14 learned numbers that hud been assigned to.geometric drawings. Half were memory-tested immediately; the rest after '24 hours. In both tests learning speed was statistically significant, \vith the fast learners superior in memory to the slow learners on every count. Are superstitions always harmful? Answer: They are when they Interfere w|th one's normal pursuits. However, superstitions sometimes promote confidence and well-being, and add to one s effectiveness. This is particularly true among primitive peoples whose frustrations are not often complicated by scientific truths. A young brave, for example, . may add to the speed ot his canoe by decorating it with feath- Do fast learners liav* good memories? Answer: Yes. Drs. Gregory personality? Answer: Not specifically, although a study of ten professional men, who were drug addicts, brought out that fear of success was shared by most of them. Nearly all had difficulty in boyhood setting close to their fathers. Tlu-ii- mothers were almost uniformly emoiional, demanding and difficult to talk to; attempting to rule their sons' lives and ers. The feathers are a useless and Bunch of -Washington Uni- drive them to success The sons appendage, but the owner's con- versity, St. Louis, recently personalities were plagued by fidence in their effectiveness brought out that children who deep feelings of inadequacy, adds to his prowess in handling learn fastest in school have bet- which could be relieved by nar- his craft. tor retention than slow learners, rotk-s. (Copyright 1956. Kin« Feature. Si'iidimte. IncM Victor Riesel Says UEW's Open Door Policy Prayer for i, Yet, In spite of the cold shoulder e hau received inside his own arly from the professionals, there re probably many independent and Republican anti-Nixon voters •ho feel grateful to Stassen lor tying to get Nixon nixed. Heavenly Father, we turn to Thee when our vision is obscured by tears and our heart! are heavy because death takes from us those we love and those we had hoped might live for service unto Thee, When 'the sun sets, may the view of more distant worlds reveal to us how much greater is Thy wisdom than cjurs and how strong is the love' of Jesus Christ in whom we trust. Amen. —Conrad Bergendoff, Rock Island, III., president, Augustana College. (Copyright, last, by (he Division ol ChrUtUn Education, National Council of the Church** V. S. A.) ol Christ In th* There is a union which has an open door policy towards a mysterious fellow who for years has refused to deny under oath that he worked with one of Russia's master spies. The open door I refer to is the entrance to an old mid-town New York mansion at H E. 51st St. There, the swish of crinoline has made way for the busy clatter of a union which reaches deep into the heart of our radar, jet and atomic production. I talk of the United Electrical Workers which bought the mansion from the Vanderbllt estate, proving that Sovieteers are as good judges of real estate as Kentuckians are of bourbon. It now develops that the UE has been permitting a chap bp the name of Irving Charles Velson to use its offices, typewriters and other equipment whenever he so wished. Velson Is the mysterious character who has constantly refused to deny that he associated and worked with the American end of the Soviet secret police and espionage apparatus. Velson under oath before senatorial investigators attached to the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, only two weeks ago refused to deny that h& was military chief of the Young Communist League. Nor would he do more than disdainfully take refuge in the Fifth Amendment when asked directly about his links to the Soviet's undercover work here. Yet you can leave messages for Velson at the UE headquarters, where they will obligingly take time to learn when he is due next, Such cordiality must be deserved and the ties must be close, because I've learned that the UE officials just won't let everyone walk in and use their typewriters, telephones and office facilities. We haven't peered over Vel- son's shoulder at these typewriters, but it can Is presumed that the fellow uses them to send along reports on the strategic eastern waterfront to his chief, Harry Bridges. Bridges was in New York last Friday threatening a two-coast strike and may well have gotten graded. Today Kibre lobbies in Washington for Bridges. The record shows that his headquarters are at 930 F Street, NW, Washington. A little leg work reveals that Tlie same houses another union lobbyist by tlie name of Russ Nixon. This fellow's daily these reports first hand from' bread and assignments are pro- Velson. jvided by, guess who: The lead- wo find these two unions There is more than one link ! ers of the United Electrical between the UE and JI a r r y i Workers ! Bridges' Warehousemen's nnd| So wo Longshoremen's Union. Velson linked in New York and Washing- has been Bridges' "observer" on; 'on. eastern docks for some years ! Wo find thorn so close in Wash- now. In recent testimony the fel-i ington thai (Miher office when low swore ho never really got | you telephone will give you the close to the piers. i numbers and goings and comings Yet there are photograph's ol »' I In- oilier outtit'.s officials Velson talking to men right on! without a moment's hesitation, the docks. One of the other rnonj Wo find, too, a great apathy in in the pictures taken by a hidden j many circles towards these oper- camera is one Jcfl Kibre, who aliens. also works for Harry Bridges, Wo' find Hie tens of thousands Brother Kibre is an old Bridges j °' rank-tind-file nvmbers of'these flunky. He has had such interest-1 unions doing nothing about asking work. One of his early chores!'"8 their chiefs—such as Harry Bridges -just why men like Velson are hired as international representatives. We find that lew, indeed, ask Brother Bridges just why some ot their dues goes-into the pay envelope ol Velson—AFTER he publicly refused to deny that ha Worked for a Soviet master spy. But these questions will be asked by the Internal Security sub-corn- millee which opens hearings on the west coast waterfront some- lime in September or October. We find the 70,000 members of the United Eleelrical Workers Union unconcerned over the I'ur-t thai a man such as Velson can testily that he uses their international union headquarters at 11 E. 51st St., even utter refusing to deny such links to the Soviet secret police network In the U.S. Dou'l they wive what happens to their unions? (Copyright. lUSli, iU* Hall Syndicate, luc) was to capture Hollywood. Since then he has been slightly down- Alton Evening Telegraph Published on Alton Ulecraph Printing ConiD«n» P. B. 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