PAGE FOUfc ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1956 Editorial Miracle vs. Mysl«»ry There probably never was anything like it. | Almost all of the 1,709 passengers aboard the Andrea Uoria were rescued after trie Italian luxury line,' was rammed by the Swedish si-rip Stockholm. The operations of seamen in rushing to the rescue of these people; the miracle that there wa< sufficient personnel at hand to take care of the people who escaped death, will go down as one of the miracles of sea history, just as the failure to avoid the collision despite radar on both ships may so down as one of history's big mysteries. | It has taken occasional crashes of this kind to; convince man that his creations are not necessarily • indestructible nor foolproof. ; The Titanic was believed urisinkable. So much so, in fact, that not even the ordinary precaution j Side tilances *9 of fitting it with sufficient lifeboats and life«avcrs| Italian owners ot I|K Andre* Dona regarded it a* unsink.iblc, too, with special safety locks designed to render her watertight. VV as it human errot in operation that caused .ill these precautions to fail? This onintry probably n showing incrca*inj; interest in the imestig.uion despite tlic fact that neither ship was American. \\'jshington should take .1 deep interest in the matter, however. Dozens of Americans were listed among the passengers. Americans n ill want to know whether ships of foreign registry are so opera ted that they are unreliable. The United States must keep a clo«c eye on the inquiry and should undertake its oun pressure to see tlut it is carried through exhaustively. Annexation Statutes Need Improvement The Association of Commerce's legislative committee stumbled onto something this week that should be carried as far as it will go. A suggestion was accepted by Rep. Ralph Smith that the Illinois Legislative Council assemble machinery. The. suburban areas haven't. It would appear that the urban problems rle- j velop in direct ratio to density of population, It would seem, too, that they need solution in unincorporated areas jdst as seriously as they do in annexation data for study, perhaps with a view J the municipal territories. Moreover, fringe area to having remedial legislation introduced in the j problems can run over into incorporated areas and General Assembly. . j effect the residents there. Illinois has been growing fast population-wise, j The state legislature may want to approach the Her cities increasingly are spilling over into un-j annexation question from this point, among others, incorporated areas. Whether within the city orj The legislature a few years ago acted to without, residents encounter the same problems of | straighten out the one-room school problem. Pcr- "Yes, I wrote a couple of checks, dear, but I didn't subtract them—it's so discouraging!" population congestion. In Illinois the cities have a chance to solve them through their governmental Readers' Forum haps it can do something about the unincorporated suburbs situation. What of the Economic Spiral Ahead? The national steel strike is settled. only a time—till prices catch up with them. Consumers will be watching closely to note ] Yet the country can be relieved that the steel what kind of new economic spiral will follow the j itrike is s «tled and that the wheels of industry rise in scale settled upon. One hopeful feature in the advance speculation on this question is the statement by some columnists that the steelworkers- are merely seeking a greater percentage of the companies' savings on more efficient operation. If this had proven effective over the entire steel manufacturing organization, then we would have little to worry about immediately regarding a rise in steel price and a consequent general inflation pressure. Big Steel, however, already is hinting at $10$12 a ton rise. Even if the price of steel had not been boosted, however, the country could ( expect pressure for a new round of scale increases. IB some industries and businesses this will not necessarily cause price inflation. Others can hardly expect to escape. Those getting the increases will be ahead for can continue turning. July, Wasn't Month Of Discontent July has made believers of us. After 26 days of summer-resort weather, July dealt us three days in succession with above-90 temperatures. And it was hot. And, hotter than that word, of high humidity. But, about July we aren't complaining. Time was when the mercury achieved all-time highs in this month; when the trees gasped for moisture, and the lawns were brown. This year we had moisture, green lawns, leafy trees—and cool evenings, sleepful nights, and pleasant days. So, when July departs; we'll shed a tear—perhaps even perspiration. With its departure summer will be nearing the half-way mark, and we should be fortified for whatever August chooses to hand us. Robert Allen Reports More Nuclear Developments WASHINGTON - There are lar more significant nuclear developments which can be reported than that controversial claim made by Atomic Chairman Strauss about an H-bomb without deadly radioactive faJlout. These infinitely more important developments are both military and industrial, and include Russia. Foremost among these momentous advances are the following: \ ...... . By TheU.S .......... L An atomic depth bomb capable of destroying submarines anywhere within 10 miles of the point of detonation. 2. New types of atomic >and hydrogen weapons that weigh from a few pounds to "many tons". 3. A turbojet engine that is in •wide use has been successfully powered by a nuclear reactor at the Atomic Commission's labora tory at Arco, Idaho. 4. Production of uranium-235 will be increased 23 per cent and plu tonium 30 per cent at an estimatec reduced cost of 10 per cent, in the next twelve months. Also t h Atomic Commission has contract ed to spend the gigantic total o 53,800,000,000 for uranium up t 1962. ...... By Kussia ....... «. Construction of the first atomic powered surface vessel. This his tory-making Soviet ship is an ice breaker, and is scheduled to be launched next year. The Reds do not have a nu clear submarine. The U.S. is far in advance in this crucial field with the first of these revolutionary craft in operation more than a year, another nearing completion, and a number of others in various stages of construction. The atomic-powered surface vessel voted by this Congress will be built jointly by the Maritime Commission and the Atomic Commission. , Preliminary plans contemplate a combination cargo-passenger ship, weighing 12,000 tons,, approximately 600 feet in length, with a bpeed of around 20 knots and accommodations for 100 passengars. Estimated cost if ^22,000,000, excluding the nuelepr reactor that will run the i-evolutiontu'.v merchant vessel, which will take several years to complete. |R discussing these and other lar*eaehint; development* with congressional leaders, Strauss disclosed that $99,000,000 will be spent this tiscal year on the atomic plane project. So far, more than $300,000,000 ruu been spent on this by the Atomic Commission and Air "I am amazed," exclaimed Elender. "I thought at least part of these immense expenditures came out of military funds." trauss shook his head. "They don't," he replied. "The Atomic Energy Commission is, banning to spend more than 299,000,000 this fiscal year specifically for weapons. That money comes entirely out of our budget,',' Polio Mystery Medical authorities are baffled by a strange polio development. Laboratory studies of the 29,270 cases of poliomyelitis reported last year disclosed that one- third o£ them could not be identified as that disease. Other types of viruses were found, but their effect on humans is still unknown. Also undetermined is the influence of the Salk vaccine on these mysterious viruses, which resemble polio but are not the same thing. However, one fact has been positviely established by these detailed analyses ol 1955 cases: Salk vaccine has proven 75 per cent effective in preventing paralytic polio. Authority for this significant information is Dr. Theodore Bauer, director of the U.S. Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga. The noted expert disclosed it in a discussion with congressional leaders who wanted a reliable report on the' Salk serum. The new viruses present a serious problem. Dr. Bauer stressed they require prompt and thorough examination. "It is imperative," he told the lawmakers, "that these non-polio viruses be identified and means for definite diagnosis made available to laboratories and physicians as soon as possible. Unless that is done, it will be impossible to eval- uate fully the effectiveness of the Salk vaccine. These new viruses may offer an opportunity to move rapidly toward solving problems of numerous virus infections that are so costly to mankind, and .industry." ' Some of these new viruses are designated as "echo" or "orphan" iruses. "Jheir effect on human beings is still, unknown,", continued Dr. Bauer. "These studies are going on and will have to go on for several or more years. The extent of his problem could not have been foreseen except as a result of the analyses already made. All we know so lar is that none of these new viruses are paralytic. Beyonc that, we are still in the'dark." Salk vaccine has no effect except on three known types of polio, added Dr. Bauer, and that is why it is imperative the nature a the new viruses be established as soon as possible. Cost of the study of last year's polio cases, which uncovered the new viruses, was 5420,000. It was conducted in 37 state and university laboratories under contracts with the federal government. ICopyright, 1058, The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) Under queslkmuig by Sen. Lister HJU (D., Ala.) and Allen Ellender (D., La,), Strauss also re- vo.st ol nuclear puxiui-Uun cuinc:; out ot th* Cummi^on's badgtn. Tin- none of that. ny Prayer for O God, we thank Thee for the sweet ness of life; tor its color lul beauty and it$ sweet odors all around — the flowers of the land, th« saltiness of the sea, the cleanness of the mountain air, and whatever is sensed that makes life wonderful. May awareness of these things overbalance whatever of ugliness and foulness hashes our senses. Lift our hearts and minds to Thee, O God, and keep Thou closi 1 ; through Jesus Christ, our Lord Amen. —James \V. Kennedy, N. ¥. C., rector, The Church of the 1 Ascension. iCopjrljW, la.ju, bj »!>« Divl»iuu of Clu'lstlwi Mucolio i, Naliuiiul Coumul ul Ui* Chvuvltea o( Ctiri»l iu the U. 8 A ) * Pays Tolls, So - Says Alderman Warren Letter* to the editor should b« ot reasonable length and must be ilgned although names will be withheld from publication at request of writer. Letters ihould avoid oer«onalltie» and unfounded charge*. Editor, the Telegraph: As an alderman of the City of Alton I feel that I have a right to answer the letter of "Sarge" Bomkamp, printed in last 'Saturday's issue of the Alton Telegraph. Mr. Bomkamp says that the aldermen "represent their own selfish interest". I would like to point out that when controversial issues come up before the City Council the problems which they represent are not always easy to solve. I for one offer no apology for any vote that I have ever registered pro or con on any issue before the City Council, and have always voted [or what I believe- to be the aest interest of the general public of the City of Alton and not for any particular group. I believe I can sum up Mr. Bomkamp's complaint on the bridge issue. Mr. Bomkamp, like a number of other people in the City of Alton, works at McDonnell Aircraft Co. in St. Louis County. As a consequence he is a bridge tollpayer. I feel that it was his own selfish interest that he was looking out for when he appeared as an objector to the continuance of bridge tolls. Since he did not get his way on this matter he is now for changing our form of government to City Manager. It might be pointed out that shortly after Mr. Bomkamp exerted his^ .efforts to beat City Manager the last time he was an unsuccessful candidate for alderman in the 7th Ward. It is true that many statements were made during the course of a heated argument against the alderman on the floor, but these statements by some of the aldermen do not represent the opinion of the Council as a whole. By the same token a number of people who came to the last Council meeting conducted themselves in a loud and boisterous manner making it necessary for the chair to call for order on a number of occasions in order that the Council might proceed with the meeting. I have voted to continue the collection of bridge tolls because Alabama Bound Antwtr to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 1 Alabama is nicknamed " state" 7 i* its only seaport 13 Small space 14 Expunger ISLaruU 10 Bank worker 17 Onager 18 River duck 4 Babe 5 Palm leaf 6 Birds' homes 7 Goal post in early Roman games 8 Soviet ciiy 9 Balance (ab.)« 10 Small islands 11 Room for action (coll.) 12 Mad* mistakes 19 Conclusion 23 Symbol t or *> 24 Small child 32 Scottish river 36 Leaser 37 Girl's name 38 Cow's call 40 Mixer part 41 Calm 42 It* valley ii hemmed in by the Piedmont plateau 44 Trap 46 Inclination 48 Royal Italian family name 49 Golf mounds 52 Grain used as breakfast cereal 54 Diminutlvt of Benjamin 55 Qualified 34 Compass point 35 Self-esteem 39 Ransom 39 Sphere* 42 Celebrated (ab.) 43 Bone 45 Encounter 47 Feminine appellation 48 Short jacket 50 Constellation 51 Futile W Legislative group 57 Creeping 68 Mountain . spun t M Dinner course DOWN 1 Weight for preciouc stones 2 Prayer I Plant (va .) I think the financial welfare of Alton taxpayers as well as their general'safety is involved in the problem of proper bridge approaches. There is a long record in the City Council of appeals by that body to the former bridge operators for some solution to this problem. About it nothing has ever been done. I believe that if we can legally collect tolls the approaches should be corrected from an engineering standpoint and as soon as this is done then the tolls should be discontinued. I believe the question of changing the form of present Municipal Government is orm that should be considered by the Citizens of Alton on its merits and that the issue should not be clouded up because of someone's private beef. WILLIAM H. WARREN, Alderman First Ward. City Manager Saves Money, Writer Says Editor, the Telegraph: Many of the things some of us are prone to consider as "extras" in this community, such as a survey of the city's needs, a booklet of what Alton has to offer, an audit made public, etc., are all just part of a City Manager's regular duties. These things are expected of him — and he delivers! Saves money doing it, too ... BEN MOOPvE Thanks From Jaycees To The Telegraph Editor, the Telegraph: The Alton Junior Chamber of Commerce offer thanks to you and your entire organization for your t cooperation, coverage and publicity, which played a key part in making our State Board Meeting held at Monticello, July 13, 14, and 15 a great success. People from every corner of the State were impressed with Alton, Monticello and the host chapter's hospitality. We are proud to have designed and worked with Monticello to achieve this new idea of conventions.* May we take this opportunity to thank not only you, but everyone who helped in any way to make our Board Meeting the spectacular it was. The wonderful cooperation received from everyone will, I'm sure, inspire all of us to do more for our yuuth ,and civic projects. Rest assured that none who attended our Board Meeting will ever forget Alton. BERKLEY F. YORK JR., Chairman, State Board Meeting, July, '56. Hotel Check Out Time Ends Solons* Wrangle RALEIGH, N. C. (fi — House members sputtered and wrangled for two hours Friday after the special session of the North Carolina General Assembly had passed its anli school integration measures and completed its task. They were debating a resolution which proposed that transcribed testimony taken during the two days of hearings on the bills be printed and distributed. At 4 p.m., Rep. Reid Thompson of Chatham arose to • say plaintively: "Check out time at the Hotel Sir Wplter is five o'clock." Minutes later the resolution was tabled and the lawmakers were homeward bound. Egypt, facing two seas, and with great lakes and the Nile- River as fishing grounds, hopes to develop its fisheries tenfold and become a lead! •;; fishing country. Sharks' liver oil from the Red Sea is expi'L'tcd to become a bij; item. Brief Notes On New Books At Library The older, worker is coming up each day for consideration j as to what he can do to gain employment. "Earning Opportunities for Older Workers." edited by Wilma Donahue, considers iho harriers to employment. In the first half of the book, the worker is considered in regard to his skill, health, motivation, need for counseling, retraining, and retirement practices. The second half of the book i? concerned with the practical consideration of adapting jobs to fit the abilities of workers and the creating of jobs for those who want and need employment. The hook points out what the individual can do for himself and what government, business, and the community can do to help solve the problems. Karly California The history of the settlement of California makes interesting reading. "Vigilante Justice", by Alan Valentine, is the story of a group of men who brought law and order to the Forty-Niners in San Francisco. Out of chaos and crime, the vigilantes arose to impose their own form of law and order. The story is a dramatic and colorful one. It is a picture of democracy in the raw. In 1850. the citizens of San Francisco were fighting an invasion of criminals and inner social corruption. Readers will find that the book points up the- need for leadership in a democratic society. Want To Be a Writer? Writing books or magazine articles requires a certain amount of methodology. "The Mystery Writer's Handbook", edited by Herbert Brean, is a book of facts and practical pointers. The contributors to the book are members of the Mystery Writers of America. It is written in a readable and entertaining manner giving fresh and valuable information on the mystery - writing trade. Sound information is included on marekts, here and overseas. Paperback books and the sale on markets, here and overseas, and radio are some of the items discussed. The book is for people who want to write and who want their writing to sell. Readers will find that, while aimed at mystery writing, the principles can be applied with equal effect to other forms of fiction. A Book on Dicta "The Complete Book of Low Calorie Cooking," by Leonard L. Levinson, is a definitive diet handbook. Six hundred low- calorie recipes are included making the book one of the. most authoritative in the field. New dieting tables; charts and lists make it possible to tailor the recipes to your own reducing needs. Chapter headings - include: artificial sweetness; sensible snacks; calories for 36 fish dishes; 28 raw vegetables for 28 days; and many other subjects. Readers will find the book invaluable when concerned with family health or planning meals for the diabetic. For no-H-Y'ourself "How to Improve Your Home for Better Laving," by Samuel Paul and Robert D. Stone, is a complete book of home modernizing. It contains more than 425 illustrations. Original designs for kitchens, bedrooms, playrooms, and other sections of the bouse show what can be done. Most ideas originated improve the ap- perance, add to the comfort, and increase value of the home. Practical color guides enable the home owner to plan.his painting project so that the result will be appreciated. Readers will find many practical ideas, and step-by-step methods that they can carry out themselves. The Leaders TEN BEST SELLERS: O'Connor, Edwin, The I^ast Hurrah; Cantor, MacKinlay, Anderson- vine; Churchill, The Birth of Britain; Alexander, Dale, Arthritis and Common Sense; Buck, Pearl, Imperial Woman; Beauvoir, Simone de, The Mandarins; Cronin, A. J., A Thing of Beauty; Mencken, H. L., Minority Report; Dennis, Patrick, Auntie Mame; Blanton, Smiley, Love or Perish. 25 and 5O Years Ago July 28,1931 Mayor Brenholt announced that important re- j quests had been received from railroads which I would greatly improve automobile traffic in Alton, j Most important, he paid, was a request of Alton j fr. Eastern Railroad to erect trolley poles slong j the levee so that the electrification of its line to Alton could be. completed, and all tracks could be moved off Broadway. The interurban would be operated in and out of the old Bluff Line station at the foot of Piasa street. Other developments: Agreement with the Alton Railroad Co. and other owners of tracks at foot of Piasa and State streets to lay rails to replace the wooden crossings there; fixing of Piasa street, where the planks were dilapidated; a ban on parking of freight cars on tho levee tracks between the east line of Market and west line of Piasa street, so the view of the river would be unobstructed. Bod'es of two drowning victims, George A. Rost and M. F. Lang, were recovered. Host's body wa- found three miles from#vhere it sank, Lang's about 50 yards from the point where he disappeared. The Illinois Terminal announced that effective on this date it would cut freight rates in order to meet competition of motor transports. Original paintings of McClelland Barclay were on display at Young's store. The collection was valued at S5,000 and made pvaliable to the-Store ' Many Scots are unaware of the fact that the bones of St. Andrew rest in the Cathedral at Amalfi on Italy's Sorrento peninsula. Alton Evening Telegraph Published t>j Alton lelegr»oh Printing Como»n> p. a. CUUSLJCY Publisher »nd Kdltor Publiihed O»11j> Sutacrtptlon Price 30 e«nU weekly Dy carrier; hy mill •10.00 • rc»r within 100 mflet; •14.no bovond inn mltat ttafl itiMcrtptlon* not accepted In towni where center delivery I* • v»H e ble Bntered •• «econd-clasi matter et the poet office «t Alton, 111. Act at ConireM. Uarcb a, 1878 UKMUKH O» TH* ASSOCIATED PRESS The Auoclated Preai tt excluilvely entitled to the uw tor publication of all newi dt*p«tohe» credited to It or not otherwise credited to thli paper and Ut the local new* pub- Untied herein. uocrt advertltlni Rates and Coiuiaci intormatl6n on application at the I'elevrttph DUBlnean office ill (Cast Broadway Alton III National Ad V e r t I • i n ( Rei>r«benitslive. West Hplllday Co., New York, C nice go Detroit. through the courtesy of a manufacturer for which Barclay was illustrator. Harold S. Williams, Republican nominee for justice of the Supreme Court, was a visitor in j Alton. Miss Mae Caldwell was elected president of American Legion Auxiliary; and Miss Fannie Ulrich, vice president. Other officers were Mrs. Alice Scherer, Mrs. Esther Pitkin, Mrs. Mollie Lamm, Mrs. Anna Mahoney and Mrs. M. Fern Meyer. Postmaster S. Elmer Simpson of Carrollton received plans and specifications for the new post office building and bids were called for Aug. 13. Shurtleff College and Baptist denominations in Alton were preparing to hail the covered wagon, which was traveling the trail of the pioneer missionaries through the United States. The trek of the wagon was preliminary to opening of the centennial celebration of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, from which John Mason Peck was commissioned as the first missionary. Peck was founder of Shurtleff College, and one of his descendants was expected to be present for the campus program planned to greet the covered wagon. July 28.1906 Lightning durinfc an afternoon storm the roof and one room of the C. IT. Warner horn? in IhP Turner Tract, west of State street, hut Warner, home nlono. failed to feel any shork. Albert Pennine's horse in a pasture on the Hastings farm, east of Upper Alton, was stunned hy lightning, and a veterinarian Said" the animal might have to be destroyed. Henry .Brandt, farmer on the Harrison place, near tipper Alton, lost 10 ton* of freshly-slacked timothy hay when lightning fired it. John H. Hudson, 48, of St. Louis, died at the home of his niere, Mrs, J. Johnson, on Grafton road, of a hrnd injury incurred a week earlier when the rope supporting a hammock broke. John Morrison, former Greenwood Cemetery srxton, was confined to his Turner Tract home by 11 juries incurred in a handcar accident on the Illinois Terminal by which he now was employed, J. T. Ewan of Bothalto suffered a serious paralytic stroke. Mrs. K; ' Webster Simon, 36, wife of John Simon, died filter extended illness. She was the mother of lour sons and four daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beaverdnle of 811 E, Third St. were bereaved by death of their 4-year-old daughter, Sadie. Burial at Bellelrees wj.s to follow funeral rites here. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Abel mourned deatlrtrf~theii infant daughter of dysentery. Members of the Evangelical Church Choir, also the Rev. T. Oberhellmnn, were drenched by a cloudburst which struck Missouri Point while they were holding a picnic on Alton Slough. They built fires to dry their clothing after the deluge, having no immediate means of returning home. The Piasa Chnutnnqua bathing pool was kept open in the evening so members of an excursion on the Str. Liberty, sponsored by Cherry Street Church, might take a dip while the boat slopped there. ( : •• • Pfeiffenberger & Son were making plans for an 8-room residence to be erected for Charles D. Flack in Godfrey Township, near North Alton. The school board voted to defer-for one year a planned addition }o Garfield School. Herbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Challacombe, was honor guest on his '21st birthday at a surprise party given by the Misses Ann and Sophia Hollard of Grafton road. H. L. Harford and family wert to visit for a month in Middletown, N.Y. After a rest of nearly a year because of ill health, J. E, Wheeler, former Upper Alton businessman, had purchased an undertaking business at El Campo, Tex., and was to move there at an early date. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WHITNEY depends of your efforts, or that you .h,ave no one on whom you can depend. Behind .this it probably a sense of Insecurity in your relationships with your co-workers. You may feel that a change of jobs or scenery will cure your restlessness, but it is not Hkely to unless your basic insecurity is solved. t matching your head help you tbink? Answer: It's possible. While there is little proven data on the effects of cutaneous stimulation, there is evidence that such stimulation is biologically and psychically important. For example, putting one's arm around an asthmatic will often interrupt or alleviate an attack. Also a person suffer- Can overwork make you ing from fear of shock may be restless? restored to equilibrium by strok- Answer: The amount of work ing his c h i n. Scratching or you do is not likely to cause stroking the head may be anoth- restlessness, but the kind of er of our involuntary reactions work might. You may be get- that prompts the brain to get ting too much or too little so- in there and pitch. cialization, or feel that too much (Copyright 1936. Klni Feature* Syndicate. Are most children dishonest? • Answer: Few children arc completely dishonest, but most are dishonest in some situations. In tests of honesty among school children, it has been demonstrated that many who cheat will not steal, that the backward cheat more than intelligent ones, and that children with good family backgrounds appeared more honest than others. Authorities feel that honesty is not a consistent personality trait; that honesty and dishonesty depend on particular circumstances and conditions. Inc.l Victor Riesel Says Discontent in Coir Barn News of Harold Stassen's pri-iter does not subtract from this, past year, Nixon has worked vate war against Vice President Richard Nixon was rushed to Gov. Christian Herter on the golf links outside Boston. There is no evidence that the governor missed a stroke — or nearly had one. Word from respected sources on Beacon Hill is that Gov. Herter was surprised. But word from -Gov. Stassen, in a conversation I had With him Wednesday morning, is that the Massachusetts leader had agreed in advance to Stassen's move. Regardless of what did happen, one thing is certain: There was considerable 'preparation for Stassen's operation. For example, one of the arguments that Stassen was preparing to make was that Christian Herter would win heavier labor support than Dick Nixon in the November election, • On this subject, here is what Harold Stassen told me: "We particularly checked labor voting and found it very strong for Herter," Stassen asserted, "not qnly in Massachusetts, but in New England generally. • "Then, of course, we checked some of the labor leaders on the more friendly side—friendly, that is, to the Republican Party. And we found great confidence in Herter in Massachusetts running back over the years." I asked Stassen about the entire area in which the check had been made. "In New" England we found about 25 per cent of labor for President Eisenhower. And the same 25 per cent tor Herter. There is no subtraction from the President's strength. The President' has the broad support. No one can add to that. But a run- at all. "Unfortunately, Vice President Nixon does subtract a significant part of that labor support." I closely with many union chiefs, his supporters point out. They taflc specifically of th« President's Committee on Gov- I asked how he had determined j eminent Contracts, which if the 25 per cent figure. "We discovered these figures and sentiment in a running se- rjes of polls taken during the past four weeks by professionals in the field of estimating public opinion," Stassen replied. Stassen said he had spoken to labor leaders who are considered on the Republican side, but would not disclose their names. However, one important union chief, Maurice Hutcheson, president of the Brotherhood of Carpenters — though middle-of-the- road on most regional and stale elections—is known to be friendly to President Eisenhower and is considering endorsing him regardless of what the AFL-CIO does. Hutcheson is a friend of the pro-labor moves and legislation charged with making certain that the billions of dollars worth of government orders do not e<> to firms which discriminate against Negro workers. Nixon is chairman of the committee and consults regularly with AFL-CIO representatives. His people also point out that the vice president is working closely with that wing of the Republican Party which believes in wooing labor. He is especially close, these days to Secretary of Labor James Mitchell, who personifies this section of the GOP. Where once there was a rift between Mitchell and Nixon, it is known that in the past six months the labor secretary has said that he receives liis strongest support tor Massachusetts governor. Only last April, Herter was guest speaker in .Bostpn at the First District session of the Carpenters' "Operation Workshop." Herter and Hutcheson talked privately. Yet Hutcheson, while in the Cabinet from Nixon. This also goes lor Mitchell's moves in Congress. Regardless of wlw is right, it looks like the San Francisco Cow Palace will be a noisy barn when the GOP gathers there next 'be contented. Th« 'Copyright, IBM, H«fi Syndicate, Inc.) ning mate could subtract. Her-*A-anks than the veep. in the avowedly anti-Nixon, has not month. Not everyone there will been pro-Herter. He has been • pushing California'! Gov. Goodwin Knight as a replacement for Nixon. With this in mind, Stassen, It can be presumed, discussed the Herter drive with Hutcheson as well as other pro-Republican labor leaders and. was told they'd take Herter if he would lead the drive to oust the vice president. However, i* can be reported that the supporters of Vice President Nixon do not believe Herter can pull btroiwv in labor Bill Would Allow FBI • Jii Kidnaping Aftet Day WASHINGTON Urv-Congreas has completed acti9n on a bill to permit the FBI to enter kidnap cases after 24 hours—instead of waiting a week as required by present law. The Senate sent the House- passed measure to President Eisenhower Friday.
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