Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on August 1, 1952 · Page 1
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TEmPERATrRE Thursday: high, 86; low, 68. Last night's low: 56. Airport noon temperature: 87. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER SOUTHERN ILL1 #DJS cloudy and womief foni Saturday with SGon«i dershowers tonight or in west poVtlon. Low 68. High Saturday 90 VOLUME XXXII —NO. 260 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS — FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1952 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER GRANT SIT-DOWNERS JURY 41 PAPERS IN DIXIE ARE BACKING IKE MILLIONTH DRAFTEE Eisenhower Will Hove More Editoriol Support in South Than Any Other GOP Ever Hod. 22 PAPERS COME OUT FOR DEMOS Seven Ala. Newspapers Endorse GOP Candidate as Do Four Out of Five in Virginia. By Associated Press ATLANTA — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower will have the editorial support of more newspapers than ever before backed a Republican Presidential nominee in the traditionally Democratic South. An Associated Press survey of nearly 100 papers in 11 Southern states showed today that 41 have endorsed the general or will do so , , and past performance indicates %> several in the "undecided" list will go to him. Four years ago the anti-New Deal-artti-Fair I>eal sentiment was divided between Thomas Dewey, the GOP nominee, and Strom Thurmond, choice of the State Righters and these two men drew more editorial endorsements than Truman. That year, 24 of the papers surveyed were for Dewey, 22 for Thurmond. 22 For Stevenson , t At this early stage of the cim- paignj^onJ^^ 22 papejishave xome: odt ior GJi&. A<lial .OTtK'ensBn-'aritl Sen. John Sparkman, the Democrats* presidential ticket In 194S 35 of those questioned this year were lined , up for Truman, Presumably, Stevenson's total will approach that. This tally includes only papers in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida," Virginia and the Carolinas which endorsed a ^ • ticket in 1948 or have done so this " year. Only four papers supporting Dewey in 1948 Jiave taken no stand this year, while nine who were neutral in the last race now have thrown their support to Eisenhower. The . Republican ticket also is favored by four papers backing the States Righters while the Democrats picked up only one from that group. Tulsa For Ike H The six papers in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Enid, Okla., centers of Republican strength in that noinally Democratic state, are supporting Ike. They also endorsed Dewey in 1948. However, most of Southern Oklahoma is solidly Democratic and most papers in that section generally support the Democratic ticket. Seven of Alabama's daily newspapers have endorsed Eisenhower, including both papers in each Birmingham and Montgomery. The only endorsements for Stevenson have come from the Tuscaloosa News, which took no stand in 1948, and the Florence Times and Tri-Cities Daily. ..The Florence papers are edited by Louis A. Eckl, one of the few editors in the nation who predicted the reelection of President Truman in 1948. The undecided group in Alabama includes the Times in Huntsville, ^ home town of Senator Sparkmanf In Florida, eight papers have endorsed Eisenhower or indicated they will do so. Tennessee also .has six papers favoring Eisenhower, five of which supported Dewey in 1948. Of the eight leading Mississippi papers, all of which endorsed the States Righters in 1948, two have endorsed Eisenhower and one Stevenson; the others are undecided. Only two Georgia papers, the Savannah Morning News and Evening Press, have endorsed the Republican candidate, as they did Dewey in 1948. But two others in dicated they probably will support Eisenhower later. Of the five Virginia papers which have expressed a preference, four, including the Richmond News Leader, favor the Republican nominee. Four others indicate a leaning toward Eisenhower. The Lexington Leader is the only Kentucky paper supporting Eisenhower. It favored Dewey in 1948. Five of seven papers in the Carolinas, including the Raleigh News and Observer, are supporting the Democratic ticket. STEVENSON AND WYAH IN CONFEREflCE Report Former Housing Expediter May Be Democratic Chairmon;; Sen Byrd Still on FenWe. Arthur Welnfeld, 23, Detroit, 1,000,000 person drafted since start of Korean War, as he is sworn in by Capt Russell M. Cobler, officer In charge of inductions at Fort Wayne Induction Center In Detroit. Welnfeld has been working for his Masters Degree at Wayne University. (NEA Wlrephoto) IDENTIFIES HEADLESS GIRL BUEG SCAR However, Police Doubt Mother's Claim; Cite Age Difference. By Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY.—An Oklahoma City woman today identified the "young girl" whose headless body was found near Yukon Wednesday 'as her 20 -yearTold -daugh- But police were openly skeptical. Mrs. Mabel Pennington, 52, "insisted, the victim of what officers termed an apparent revenge slaying was her daughter, Tillie Mae Pennington, who disappeared Monday. The di.smembered body, with the head and hands cut off and the letters "R-A-T" carved on the stomach, was found in a creek t>ed 11 miles west of here. The mother said leg scars made the identification positive. Crime Bureau Chief O. K. Bivins was almost as certain she was wrong, pointing out a physician said the girl definitely was 13 or 14 years old. "The description of Mrs. Pennington's daughter does not tally with that of the body," lie said. "However, we will know more .about it after a pafTiologist completes' an examination today." Had 2 -Year-Old Son The examination will determine whether the victim ever bore a child. Mrs. Pennington said her.| daughter has a 2-year-old son. Mrs. Pennington said her daughter had left home before, but always returned in a few days. She could offer no reason why anyone would want to harm her. A blood-stained brassiere and red belt, believed to have" been worn by the girl, were the sole clues in the slaying. Maniac or Revenge Bivins said the crime was committed by a maniac or someone merely bent on revenge. TAKES SNAKE ON RIDE; COST $119 By Associated Press NORTH KINGSTON, R. I. — Thomas E. Hurley's pet snake stuck his head out of the glove compartment of his car and it cost Hurley $119. Hurley was so startled he lost control of his car and hit another owned by Robert H. Ellen. Ellen in District Court yesterday was awarded $119 damages in his negligence suit against Hurley. "If a man puts a snake in his car. he does so at his own risk," said Ellen's counsel. The judge agreed. YANKS RETAKE OLD BALDY AT BAYONET POINT Capture Hill in Bloody 8-Hour Fight; Airmen Down 3 Migs. By Associated Press SEOUL, Korea—The U. S. Fifth Air Force said United Nations pilots shot down three Communist jets and damaged two over North Korea today as clearing weather brought renewed intensity to the war. • The U. S. Eighth Army said bayonet-wielding infantrymen recaptured Old Baldy hill in a bloody eight-hour fight on the .Western Front. The Russian-made MIG-15 jets were shot down in the first all-jet battle since July 23. Planes from a flight of 32 U. S. Sabre jets battled elements of more than 60 MIGs for more than 10 minutes near the Korea-Manchuria border. Allied losses, if any, were not reported. A monthly Air Force summary reported that the Communists lost 32 planes in July, the United Nations, 19. PLAN ATOMIC ENGINES FOR BIG WARSHIPS By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States, reporting progress on atomic-powered submarines and aircraft, today launched a new project: .development of giant atomic-powered warships. The Atomic Energy Commission announced it had asked the Westinghouse Electric Company to develop an atomic engine capable of propelling "large vessels such as aircraft carriers." This imediately revived speculation that atom-powered battlewagons and giant commercial liners like the Queen Mary and the USS United States could easily make 100,000 mile cruises at top speed—and without refueling. Such estimates are based on the fact that a pound of fissionable uranium or its titanic twin, plutonium, could generate as much power as 1,500 tons of coal or 200,000 gallons of fuel oil. REPORT CREDIT SALES BOOM By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The lifting of controls on installment buying last May 7 has pushed credit business to a new high. The biggest boom was in autos. The Federal Reserve Board announced yesterday that installment buying during June jumped 593 million dollars on top of a 447 million rise in May. By Associated Pres^i SPRINGFIELD, 111. — Governor Adlai Stevenson and Wilson Wyat today were expected to resume talks they held on and off through Thursday afternoon and night. Stevenson's office declined to confirm reports from political sources that the Democratic presi dential nominee is 'considering Wyatt as a possible successor to Frank McKinney, Democratic na tional chairman. William I. Flanagan, the gover nor's press secretary, said he didn't know what the two dis cussed but said Wyatt would submit to newsmen's questions today. Stevenson and Wyatt have been friends since their Washington days in national posts. Wyatt, one-time mayor of Louisville, Ky., served as national housing expediter in 1946-47 and in 1943 was a special representative of the Board of Economic Warfare for North Africa. His afternoon talk with Wyatt was interrupted by an hour long visit with Sen. Robert S.'Kerr of Oklahoma. Kerr told newsmen they had little pep meeting for the Democratic cause and a little memorial meeting for the Republican cause. He said the agriculture platform was discu.«sed. He said there was no discussior ot campaign funds, tiiielands o^^ icsues, the Biannan plan, Stevenson's campatign personnel problerns and President Trnman's role iii the''camplign: ^" • Kerr said his own role would be that of "a private in the rear ranks."' About Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican presidential candidate, Kerr said: T don't know how the Republicans could have gotten .a nicer fellow and one less likely to be president." FLYING SAUCER" IS SEEN BY RESIDENTS OF BELLE RIVE GOV'T FREES TIN By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government returned the buying of tin .'m to private industry today, releas- ^ ing the monopoly it has held on tin purchases since March 12, 1951. Folks in the Belle Rive neighborhood are talking about a "flying saucer, which was plainly visible late yesterday afternoon for at least ten minutes. • F. C. Wilbanks and his wife, Cora, who reside a half mile west of Belle Rive watched the shiny object through field glasses for several minutes. Mr. Wilbanks said his wife saw the "flying saucer" first. He got his field glasses'and he and his wife took turns training them on the object high in the sky. "It was shaped like a long cylinder," said Mr. Wilbanks. "It was bright and shiny when- it was standing still, then suddenly it would start whirling and change to a brownish and reddish color. Then it would stand still again and would change back to a bright and shiny object." The "flying saucer" was flying high and apparently far away. "Suddenly the object started moving with great speed to th^ southeast," said Mr. Wilbanks, "and in a matter of seconds it was out of sight." The object appeared bigger than a gallon bucket, even from a great distance, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbanks reported. It was the second "flying saucer" Mr. Wilbanks has seen. Two years ago he saw one, but it was traveling fast and was out of sight in a short time. I BYRD ON FENCE By Associated Press Sen. Harry F. ByrtS of Virginia sat on the fence today as two of his Southern colleagues pledged support to the Democratic ticket of Gov. Adlai Stevenson and Sen. John J. Sparkman. Sen. Russell B. Long of Louisiana told a reporter in Washington: "I like that ticket and I'm going to be for it." But he said Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican candidate for president, stands a very good chance in several southern states. He did not name the states. Sen. A. Willis Robertson of Virginia came out with a statement that he will "vote the straight Democratic ticket next November." But Byrd, the leader of the dominant Virginia Democratic organization, said crisply: "T will not at this time make a statement with respect to either presidential candidate." Another development in Virginia saw Morrell Clarke, a lifelong democrat, resign as chairman of the Halifax County Democratic Committee and endorse ELsenhow- er. He said Stevenson has "embraced Trumanism to the extent that I can't support him." CLAIMS SHE IS SOLE "TREASURE CHEST" BEAUTY By Associated Press MILWAUKEE — A bosomy beauty from Petersburg, 111. who claims for herself the nickname "Treasure Chest" — Thus- day filed a Federal Court complaint accusing a burlesque entre- peneur of unfair competition. Miss Patricia McQuillan, a girlie-show performer known as Evelyn (Treasure Chest) West, complained that Charles J. Fox, operator of burlesque theaters here and elsewhere, had billed "relatively unknown entertainers" under the same tag. She asked "that Fox be prevented from applying the* appellation to others and she be granted ?25,000 damages plus such" profits as Fox may have made from the use of the phrase. ROAD THROUGH HOUS^ BARN By Associated Press ITHACA, N. Y. — This sign may soon startle truck drivers barreling along near this city m upstate New York: "Please drive slow — children crossing to bathroom." The idea for the sign struck James Murphy after state surveyors told him a proposed truck route would pass either through his barn or his house. THE GOVERNOR'S CHOICE At a press conference In Springfield, HI., Gov. Adlai Stevenson, Democratic presidential candidate, named Lt. Gov. Sherwood Dixon as his choice to succeed him.' This recent picture shows Dixon and his family. Front row (left to right): Patricli, 7; David, 5; second row: Louise, 12; the Lieutenant Governor; Mrs. Dixon, and James, 11; back row: William, 15; Mary, 17, and Henry, 18. (AP Wlrephoto) IKE AND HIS TOP ADVISERS MAP STRATEGY Huddle; Dirksen is Due Tonight. By Associated Press DENVER ^ Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower meets today with his campaign high command to map plans for his White House bid. Those called to the huddle by the general include his running mate. Sen. Richard Nixon of California, and the new chairman of the GOP National Committee, Arthur E. Summerfield, who also will manage Eisenhower's campaign. Among others on hand for the first big policy conference since Eisenhower was nominated are Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire, the general's political chief of staff, and Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, who managed the general's campaign for the nomination. Lodge, seeking re-election to the Senate, has given up his more active role to head the campaign Advisory Committee. Expected tonight is Sen. Everett M. ''Dirksen of Illinois, chairman of the Republican Senatorial Cam paign Committee. Mt.Y. Hospital Installing New Eievator Today The task cf installing a new $15,000 elevator began today at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The automatic elevator, from basement level to the third floor, should be completed within, the next four weeks, hospital authorities said. Approximately half of the $15,000 cost of the new elevator has already been pledged. Approximately $5,000 has been collected. Hospital authorities said that other residents who wish to help with the worthwhile improvement of the hospital can mail or take their contributions to either Mt. Vernon banlj or the hospital office. The elevator is being installed by the National Hydraulic Electric Engineering Co. of St. Louis, Mo., with Charles Hayes superintendent of the job and Walter Hyde as supervisor. Installation of the elevator will make it possible to open the third floor of the hospital and to increase the capacity from 68 beds to 110 beds. Since Jefferson Memorial Hospital opened its doors to serve the public four years and ten months ago, a total of 21,306 patients have been cared for and 1,390 babies have been born in the hospital. DANISH KING VISITS U.S. ARTIC AIR BASE Secrecy on Huge Greenland Field Lifted for First.,Time as ^ DeKjrnark's King aiid QueetxMnspet^ BM -i^^ Biggest Aj/planes; With 2,000-miil Five-Day Forecast By Associated Press Five-day forecasts for August 2-6: Illinois—Average temperature 1-3 degrees below normal Northern Illinois to near normal remainder of areas. Normal maximum 87-90. Minimum 63-66. Warmer Saturday. Cooler northeast Sunday. and remainder of area Monday. Warmer Wednesday. Precipitation average ,. to V2 inch. Possible thunder- showei's north Saturday. Scattered thundershowers Sunday or Monday By Associated Press NARSARSAUK, Greenland — Deimiark's King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid concluded a state visit to Greenland today after an inspection of Bluie West, one of the biggest U. S. air bases in the Danes' huge Arctic island colony. As the royal ship Dannebrog put in at the air base port, the monarchs were welcomed by an honor guard of 21 U. S. fliers. The huge air base was thrown open to visiting newsmen for the first time since it was built during the war. The airport's runway stretches two miles and can handle the world's biggest airplanes. The military hospital can house 4,000 pa-' tients. 2 ,000 EnUsted, Men The exact number of airport personnel was kept secret, but the best guess is that there are about 2,000 enlisted men in addition to numerous civilians. The latter include scores of women typists and telephone operators. Queen Ingrid left for Copenhagen by air today. After a formal inspection of the. air base, the King was to sail for home on the Dannebrog in the afternoon. 4 "SAUCERS" IN COAST GUARD PHOTOGRAPH ARREST 141 IN FAaORY AT CHICAGO Twine Mill Strikers, Members of Left-wing Union, to Fight Chorges of Dit^ orderly Conduct. OPPOSE MOVING MILL TO SOUTH Sit-DowneVs' Lowyer Claims Plont Is Moving to Get Cheap Labor, Bar Negroes. Round Objects in V Formation Photographed at Salem, Mass. GOVERNORS TO LUNCH AFTER "BULL SESSION By Associated Press DENVER — The Governor of Colorado and the governor of Illinois will get together this month but it will be at lunch after a "bull session." Gov. Dan Thornton of Colorado will judge cattle at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. He will lunch with Gov. Adlai Stevenson after he judges the livestock. The talk during their get-to- getther may drift to politics. Thornton is one of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower's 'biggest supporters. Stevenson is the Democratic Presidential nominee. ARMY QUITS POLITICS By Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt — Maj. Gen. Mohammed Naguib, leader of the military coup which ousted King Farouk from Egypt's throne, today announced the Army's withdrawal fi'om politics but warned that corruption must be purged from the country. By Asseeiated Press WASHINGTON — Coast Guard headquarters today made public a photograph of "unidentified aerial phenomena" taken by a 21-year- old Coast Guard photographer. The photo clearly shows four round objects. Each appears to have two identical shafts of light extending across its center and protruding at the forward and rear ends. The lights are in a "V" formation. The Coast Guard said it has no opinion as to the cause or source of the "objects'' and was releasing the picture only because of the widespread public interest in aerial phenomena. The picture was snapped by Shell R. Alpeft, Salem, Mass., air sta*^' 'lotographer. -ist Guard said Alpert eral brilliant white 'jgh the air station's window at 9:35 a.m sr li/ ph Jul. All,, watched the lights, which "seemed to be wavering" for five tfr six second before attempting to photograph them. By the time'he had focused the camera the lights were "considerably dimmed down.', MORE TREMORS IN CALIFORNIA By Associated-Press BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Bakersfield was still shaking today, 11 days after the big earthquake that took a toll of 14 lives in Southern California. There were two tremors early today, but only light ones and nothing to compare with the original shock July 21 or some of the stronger aftershocks. The Kern County sheriff's office reported the two today were not strong enough to cause addititonal damage. August Could Be a Humdinger for Heat Murphy is awaiting more infer- , . , - mation before he erects his sign, I again about Wednesday. By Associated Press CAIRO, 111. — If August beats June and July for heat. Southern lUinoisians are in for a humdinger. June had a record 96 degree average maximum including nine days of 100 degree plus temperatures at the Southern Illinois U. S. weather bureau in Cairo. July bowed out with- all kinds of weather but mostly heat. The avearge of highs was 92.7. One July oddity was dubbed by the weather bureau as aNdry thun­ derstorm — no rain. Another day it hailed. Many Alexander and Pulaski County farmers are blaming June's hot dry weather for destroying their second and third year strawberry fields. More of the same would worry Elberta peach growers whose crops are due to ripen in a few days. The record August hot day Jn the bureau records was Aug, 9, 1930 when it reached 106. By AssocUM Prati «. CHICAGO The. left-wing independent Farm Equipment- United Electrical Workers Union demanded and was granted jury trials today for its 141 members arrested while on a sit-down strike Thursday. The mass arrests ended before it was 24 hours old the jsit-down strike at the International Harvester Company's twine mill —? first strike of its kind in Chicago in several years. The strikers are at liberty on $10 bond each on disorderly conduct charges. The company closed down its mill today, saying time was needed for cleanup operations and machine inspections. A 10 -man,police detail was on duty at the plant, but quiet' prevailed. Irving Meyers, representmg the strikers, asked Judge Wpiam Yi D|ly^in»South State-StteetjCouet to qitash the companies tNarderlyi ^iatiducr" cotaiplaint against?; itJiO!*- sit-downers,'"'" This motion was denied and Meyers demanded they be;given jury trials. Judge Daily granted this motion and the case was'set .for Oct. 15. To Move Mill The sit-down stnke was In protest against the company's plail to transfer its twine niUl: operations to a new one million dollar plant in New Orleans. • Meyers declared that the company, was moving its .operations "not for cheaper hemp fibre, but for cheaper human fiber." , He told the coUrt the company hoped to recruit cheap labor in the south under conditions "which make it impossible for a Negro.tQ join a union." The company has contended that it would be closer to the source i}f its raw materials in the south. Police seized 97 men and 44 wo^ men in the mass arrests. ' There was no violence. The strikers, all charged with disorderly conduct, made no resistance as 80 policemen went into the plant and escorted them to police patrols. All were released. later on $10 bond each provided by the Independent Farm Equipment- United Electrical Workers Union. A Harvester spokesman said the twine mills employes were: notified by telegram Thursday night that the plant would beclosed Friday to permit cleanup operations and machine inspections. He said the workers were told normal operations were to be resumed Monday. The strikers staged the sitdown —the first in Chicago in several years—in protest against the company's plans to move its twine mill operations to New Orleans. A total of 125 policemen had been sent to the plant at 2557 Blue Island Avenue to remove the strikers. Company officials said employes had been told 18 months ago of the plans to shift operations tor New Orleans. WAR 2 HERO RISKS LIFE TO SAVE WOMAN By AssoelatMl Pnn WASHINGTON — A CongreS- sional Medal of Honor winner risked his life Thursday to save a grief-stricken young mother from the ledge of a six-stgry building. Mrs. Lucille .WhomWe, 21, mother of two small children and despondent over the death of a third last week from mietunonia and heat-stroke, had cjimbed to, the ledge of the downtown YWCA Building. Maynard H. "Snuffy" Smith, who druing World War U fought a single-handed battle over th« English Channel to save a burned- out bomber, saw her and Jnch<|d his way along the ledge at A crowd watched tensely below., He said later she screamed-tt^ him that she didn't wantto\tUm.. that she had just lost her Jk months-old child. •Smith sfild he told^,,,^,, of the other two, and wLim he could hold her hand ; minute. - • . «f5^1 "Then, a fireman cajfot^uji helped,! because I coUldii't IMM I alone," he said. |/ '

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