Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on August 5, 1952 · Page 1
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TEHIPERATURE Monday: high, 88; low, 68, Last night's low: 63. Airport noon temperature: 84, MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER BOtmnsltN ILUNOW* _ cloudy tonight And tVean< Rcatterod thumlenihow«T» , and west sections Iat« totitHt. over most of nre* WednWK., Low tonight 6« to 68. hl«h Jf?*, „ » nesday 87 to 00. Not much ohKl^ i j In temperature!!. VOLUME XXXII —NO. 263 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS — TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1952 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER a, SHOWDOWN ON GOVERNOR SOON U. S. PILOTS SHOOT DOWN 4 RED JETS Smashing U. N. Air Victory Includes Damaging Six Communist Jets in Aerial Dogfights. « 78 KOREAN TOWNS WARNED U. N. Gives Out Advanced Advice to Civilians That Military Installations Will Be Bombed. AND NOW, WHAT ARE THEY? By Associated Press SEOUL, Korea — The U. S. Fifth Air Force said tonight U. S. Sabre pilots sliot down four Communist jets and damaged six in aerial dog fights over North Korea today. The smasiiing U. N. air victory announcement came oply a few hours after the U. N. said it had warned 78 North Korea towns housing Communist military installations that they are doomed and advised cix'ilians to get out in advance of air raids. The Air Force said the Red fighters ventured farther south than they had in recent months. The program of heralding air raids is designed to spare noncombatant lives. It also has the effect of flaunting the Allied air superiority over the Communist North Korean and Chinese commands. At least two of the forewarned towns have been hit. Lt. Gen. Glenn P. Barcus, U. S. Fifth Alf Forcc-cdmmander, said ihe warning program has beenutl- derway in Korea since mid-July. Shortly before an attack begins Radio Seoul advises the civilians in the target area to. get out immediately. The broadcasts continue right up until/the time the attack begins. The bold progress was announced as Fifth Air Force fighter bombers swept central and eastern North Korea Tuesday morning, bombing and shooting up targets behind Communist front lines. Pilots reported destruction or damage to 24 rail cars, nine buildings, a supply dump and one vehicle. Fighting along the ground front was limited to small-scale skirmishes. In Washington, the Na\'y disclosed that one of its patrol planes was jumped by two jet fighters with Chinese Communist markings over the Yellow Sea last Thursday. Two American crewmen were killed and two wounded but the plane limped back to Korea for repairs then returned to Japan. .Monday night, nearly 50 B-26 light bombers dropped high e-x- plosives at Yonan on the Haeju Peninsula after the civilian population had been warned by leaflets dropped earlier to get out. The United States Goast Guard released this picture In Washington (Aug:. 1) In the midst of a deluge of reports received by the Air Force on "unidentified aerial phenomena" sighted in many parts of the nation. Coast Guard caj)tion relates this picture was made by one of its photographers, Seaman Shell Alport, at Salem Mass., air station at 9:35 a. m. July 16 through a window screen. He was in the station's photo lab, the caption continues, when he noticed several brillian lights In the sky, grabbed the camera, clicked the shutter with this result. The Coast Guard says the picture was taken on Super XX film with a 4x5 camera equipped with a 135imw lens, set at Infinity, 1/50 of a second, at r4.7. (Coast Guard photo via AP Wirephoto) YOUNG MOTHER BRANDS SUICIDE LEAP AS A HOAX I — Says Fake Jump Wos to Get Publicity,for Medal of Honor Winner. By Associated Press WASHINGTON — A young EXACT NUMBER OF BUS CRASH DEADUNKNOWN 28 Bodies Recovered, 25 Injured. Some Bodies Were Cremated. DEMOS CLAIM SOUTH WILL REMAIN SOLID Stevenson Receives "Heartening Evidences" of the Fidelity of Southern States. Ike and Party Count Heavily on Splitting South Over Civil Rights Issue. By Aiieeiattd Press Top Democratic leaders predicted today the South will remain .solid this November despite rumblings of Dixie dissatisfaction with the party platform. The Democratic presidential nominee. Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois, said Southern political leaders have given him "heartening evidences" of the "fidelity of the South to the Democratic party in this campaign." Two Democratic senators today gave him more reason for optimism: Russell Long of Louisiana and Theodore F. Green of Rhode Island said in separate interviews the Republican candidate won't win a single Southern state. GOP nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower and his party are counting heavily on splitting the South over the civil rights issue, offsetting the heavy edge Democrats have over Republicans in vote registrations. Both candidates had busy schedules today. Eisenhower flies to Los Angeles to make his first major speech since his nomination, and Stevenson has appointments with two White House intimates to talk over campaign plans. Three Primaries Also jockeying for political headlines were three primaries, in Missouri—where President Truman is taking part—and in Michigan and Kansas. The Negro vote—and which way GAMBLING BOSS IN CHICAGO IS SHOTTO DEATH Theodore Roe Blosted From Ambush. Ran Policy Wheel Racket. By Associated Press WACO, Tex. — Just how many it might swing—continued to figure prominently in campaign calculations. Eisenhower has said handling of the explosive civil rights i,ssue mother who was reported bent on i persons, died in the flaming hell making a suicide leap from a sixth I that reeulted wlien two Greyhound floor ledge last Thursday now says I buses ci-ashed south of here early the whole thing was a hoax to get I Monday remains a mystery. publicity for the Medal of Honor winner credited with saving her. ART STUDENT DISAPPEARS IN MID-ATLANTIC By Associated Press HOBOKEN, N. J.—A pretty 18- year-old art student disappeared from the liner Vecndam in mid- Atlantic after leaving a note expressing despondency, a ship's officer said when the vessel docked here today. The girl, Palsy Ann Partridge, was on her way from England with hei- family to visit an aunt in Short Hills, N. J., when she was reported missing at 6:30 a. m. last Wednesday. A seaman on watch reported that he saw Palsy Ann pacing the deck, apparently in a distraught state, about three hours before her disappearance. Accompanying hei' on the voyage were her father, Jesse Partridge, London export manager for an American heating and plumbing firm, her mother, and a young sister, Harriot, 17. Harriet discovered her sister missing at 6:30 a. m. Wednesday. The family searched the vessel for an hour and a half and then notified Capt. Harm nidenburger of the Holland-American Line vessel. The entire crew and most of the passengers made a systematic search of the Veendam. Meanwhile the ship restraced its course and made a 12-hour zigzag hunt of the area, at the same time alerting 15 other ships in the vicinity. Harriet found a note which Patsy Ann had written to her parents and left in a purse, the ship's spokesman said. He described the girl as a pretty brunette who had been studying book illustration. A brilliant student, she was upset about failing 6ne examination last spring, the spokesman said. Mrs. Ernestine Lucille Whomble, 21, mother of two children, said Monday she was offered ^500 to fake the jump attempt because Maynard H. "Snuffy" Smith, hero of World War II, wanted publicity n his campaign for governor of Virginia. Assistant Corporation Counsel Clark King promptly charged Smith with milking a false report to police and firemen. A similar charge was filed against Roland Bennett, described as interested in furthering Smith's political fortunes. Smith, 41, and Bennett, 27, are fellow employes in a radio shop. Bennett said, "There is not a grain of truth in what this young lady has said." Smith told reporters the incident last Thursday was no hoax. He suggested Mrs. Whomble may be suffering "from hallucinations of grandeur." "If this girl was making an act, she Sihould be in -Holly^^'ood," Smith said. He said he had never met her before the encounter on the ledge. He added it was "ridiculous" for anyone to say he was running for governor of Virginia. He moved only recently into nearby Virginia, he said, and doesn't know anyone there. "I reciuirc no publicity, I've had a lot in my lifetime." Smith won the nation's highest military award for single-handedly bringing a burning Flying Fortress and its wounded crew members safely across the English Channel. King said Smitli and Bennett considered Mrs. Whomble a "natural" for the faked suicide attempt because her five-months-old daughter had died a few days before. According to Mi-s. Whombie's signed report, Bennett made the first suggestion that she fake a suicide. She said she told her husband, a taxi driver, about it and he tried to dissuade here. She said she wanted to back out at the last minute but Bennett had t^ her he would be on the street below the YWCA building "to .see that I did it" while Smith would be on the sixth floor "to see that I went through with it," She climbed out on the narrow ledge, and Smith followed. A photograph of the incident shows her apparently being pinned by Smith on the ledge. "What's really happening is that I'm trying to get back inside the building by walking past him and he's trying to block me. I was scared to death," she said. At the time, Smith gave newspapers a long account of his appeals ^o the woman to give up thought of suicide. At least 28 bodies had been recovered from the charred shambles of the big 37-passenger highway liners, but a pile of charred flesh and bone remained for class-ifica- tion. Twenty-five persons were injured. Heat from the flames was so intense that molten metal and glass poured in little streams across the ciacked highway. Officers believed some bodies were completely cremated. Meanwhile, officials of the Greyhound Lines, local police and the Texas Department of Public Safety tried to find out what happened, and why. The two speeding vehicles rammed together and burst into flames about 4 a. m. Two young drivers— Milton Beri-y Hei-ring. 24, and B.E. Billy Malone, 23—were piloting their big vehicles through the predawn blackness of Central Texas, Herring was completing his fifth day as a driver; Malone had been driving i\bout four months. Both were among the dead. NIXON TO SPEAK AT STATE FAIR By Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, III. — Illinois Republicans are planning a big celebration for GOP Day at the Stale Fair Aug. 13, State Chairman Martin H. Hollingsworth announced today. Principal speaker will be Senator Richard M. Dixon of California, the Republican vice presidential nominee. William G. Stratton, GOP nominee for governor, and other Republican state office candidates will appear on the program. Hollingsworth said delegations of parly leaders and workers from all sections of the state are e.\- pccted to attend. the one Negroes and other minority groups are most interested in —should be left mainly to the states. Most Negro leaders are aganist this principle. But..Monday, after a meeting with .isEisenhower, a grq^p oL Re^' publican Negro leaders' who said they represent organizations with three million members came out flatly for him. This immediately aroused speculation over whether he plans to change his civil rights plan. • Stevenson Not Worried Stevenson didn't seem to be worried. He said: "I can hardly see why the Negro vote can find any happy refuge in the Republican party." Eisenhower's Los Angeles speech will , be before the annual encampment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Stevenson's two appointments are with Secretary of Agriculture Brannan and Clark Clifford, former special counsel to Truman. Other political developments: Elder statesman Bernard Baruch said he wants to see which presidential candidate "has the greater wisdom and fortitude" to beat inflation before he decides whom to back. Both, he said, are able men. Sen. Everett M. Dirksen (R-IU), in the opening Republican blast against Stevenson, said Stevenson is "rapidly becoming known as Illinois' worst governor since the turn of the century." The Ohio Democratic convention, showing no outward signs of disunity, swung strongly behind the party's national ticket Monday night. There wore no indications that a rift in the state's delegates to the Democratic National Convention did any great and permanent damage. The delegation has been split between Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and former Sen. Roi^ert J. Bulkley of Cleveland, a "favorite son" candidate. A 13-page platform adopted at the closing session of the one-day convention pledged Stevenson "full support." By Associated Press CHICAGO. — Theodore Roe, wealthy Negro gambhng boss, was killed from ambush Monday night by assassins who blasted him with shotgun slugs when he stepped fi'om his South Side apartment. Roc, 53, a reputed millionaire and last of the old guard to resist syndicate control over the lucrative South Side policy wheel racket, was hit from fairly close range twice in the chest and once in the neck. He died soon after arrival at a hospital. Police found four spent shotgun shell cases on the ground behind a signooard south of Roe's apartment building. Joseph Turner, 45, an attendant at a nearby filling station, said he saw three white men' in a car parked behind the signboard about 20 minutes before the shots were fired. Kidnapings and threats were enough to drive other leaders from the multi-million dollar policy racket when the syndicate started moving in, but Roe stayed on. On June IS, 1951, Roe shot and killed Leonard (Fat Lell) Caifano. a West Side hoodlum. A murder charge against him was dropped when he, contended he shot in self "defense" when; Caifanq anfl three coinpanions'tried to kid- hap hirii.' - ••• -y- One of the first to be driven out was the biggest policy wheel king of all—Edward Jones, former Pullman porter and taxicab driver. Jones, a multi-millionaire, moved to Mexico City after he was kid­ naped and paid $100,000 ransom in 1946. Other leaders "retired" after their homes were bombed or other attempts were made on their lives. Roe, Jones and Clifford Davis were acquitted last February of charges of conspiracy to violate the law by operating the games, a numbers racket in the form of a lottery. The charges stemmed from hearings by the Kefauver Crime Investigating Committee. The investigators said the three men and Jones' brother, George, reaped about five million dollars profit in six j'ears. Over the six years, the play amounted to about 150 million dollars. The lottery involved twice daily bets, many as small as a dime. The committee said it was told about 60 per cent of Chicago's Negro population bought chances in the lottery. Roe's wife, Mary, told police he had jjust left their apartment when she heard five shots. She ran to the window and called to him. She telephoned police when he failed to answer. Police found spent shotgun pellets in Roe's car, in a car park ahead, and in nearby trees. The shots scattered two apartment windows. TINY MONARCH AND DOTING PAPA CHOICE TO BE MADE IN A FEW DAYS Walking the floor like any other father, Egypt's e .v-King Farouk totes his seven-months-old son and successor, the newly- appointed King Ahmed Fiiad II, around the terrace of his Isle of Capri hotel (Aug. 3). The playboy e.v-monarch,• recentfy ousted In a military coup, has tuken up a plush exiled existence, with his; faiqUy on the romantic Italian Islan^;^^, (AiP^ Wtrephoto) Stevenson Favors Promplr Selecffon of Democratic Candidate by the Stata Central Committee. BARRETT CLAIMS MAJORITY SUPPORT Governor Still Favors Li, Gov. Sherwood Dixon But Will Not "Insist on Anything." Two Probable Polio Coses Are Reported Here Flve-Doy Forecast By Associated Press Five-day forecast — Aug. 6-10. Temperatures averaging near normal. Normal maximum SB north to 91 south. Minimum 63 north to 67 south. Warmer Wednesday, turning cooler Thursday and Frida.y, warmer again b,\- weekend. Precipitation total ^ Two more probable polio cases —the fourth and fifth of the year for Jefferson County — were reported in Mt. Vernon over the weekend. They were Dnnnie Kelley, 18- month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kelley, 614 South 24th St., and Rowland Cole, four-year- nld son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Cole, 1012 South 26th St. Both Cole and Kelley were taken to local doctors Saturday night for examinations. The Kelley to Wii inches. Showers Wediiesda,\ _^ and Thursday and again Saturda,\'.! child was taken to St. Anthony's ' ~ , Hospital in Alton and Cole was MARINE HERO LANDS PLANE s'p ^ra ,!e °/l „„r ;.\;tfS ,i; '.scheit, chairman of the local polio chapter said. Jefferson County's first case of the year was reported last April. The second and third cases were at the beginning of last week. ON A WHEEL AND A PRAYER By Associated Press WITH FIRST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING IN KOREA — A Marine jet pilot with a shattered arm made a one-wheel landing with an unpxplodcd bomb dangling from his crippled plane. Capt. Edward Shamis. 28, of Pensacola, Fla., has been recommended for the Bronze Star for his heroic action, the Marine Corps said today. Shamis was wounded by antiaircraft fire soon after he completed his first dive bombing run against an enemy siupply area. He suffered a compound fracture and lacerations of his left arm. Followed by his wingman, the wounded officer made his way to a distant field. As he started to land he found that only one wheel would come down. "Evidently the shell that got nir had also torn up my landing gear system," Shamis said. "I still had one bomb left, and believe mr 1 prayed the wheel that was down was the side the bomb hung on. "I put her down and for awhile that one wheel held up. But when my air S /peed got low, the plane fell on the wings with no wheel. Then she started skidding. The Pantherjet came to a stop near a standby crash crcw who rushed' him to a nearby hospital. 94 BIRTHS IN A MONTH HERE A record number of 94 births were recorded in Jefferson county in July. Usually there are about 50 or 60. Also unusual was the ratio of boys to girls. It was exactly even —47 boys and 47 girls. There were 37 deaths during the month. MAY STRIKE ON SEPTEMBER 30 John L. Lewis Has Served Notice by Letter of Contract Expiratoin. By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The specter of another industry — throttling strike before the steel mills have had a chance to get back to full blast production arose today as JohnL. Lewis served notice that his United Mine Workers' contracts are ending next month. Lewis, president of the Mine Workers Union, wrote Joseph E. Moody, president of the Southern Coal Producers Association, that his present work contract will expire Sept. 30. That's 60 days from the date on Lewis' letter. Terms of the existing contract provide termination upon 60.days' notice by either side. The notice to Moody, following by 10 days similar word to the Bituminous Coal Operators Association, is certain to mean a shutdown of all but a small poi'tion of soft "coal mining the end of next month unless Lewis, Moody and Harry M. Moses agree on new contract terms. Moses heads the bituminous association, representing an estimated 240 million tons of annual production, much of it owned by the steel industry. The Moody group produces around 100 million tons a year. Lewis, it was also learned yesterday, has served contract termination notice on th^ anthracite, or hard coal industry, vs'hich employs 100,000 miners. "The bituminous diggers number 450,000. Still not a party to the series of recent Lewis lettei\s are operators in Indiana and the far West, with an estimated 40 to 50 million tons a year and a scattci-ing of soft coal producers in a dozen other states. Lewis is considered likely to demand a wage increase at least the size of that won by PhiUp Murray's CIO stcclworkors last month — 21 cents an hour. Basic daily minimum wage in the bituminous fields is .?Ui .35, plus overtime or other extras which bring the a\erage close to .'518 a day. Anthracite workers average a little O\TI- .SH a day. DROWNS CHILD, STABS HIMSELF COUNCIL BIDS FOR NEW POLICE AUTO Mt. V. Department's Cars in Bad Shape. Load Limit Set on Streets. By Associated Press JACKSONVILLE. 111. — Police said a Jacksonville mailman drowned his 6-ycar-old daughter, Donna, in a bathtub Monday and (street, then stabbed himself to death with a butcherknife. Edward Clancy's wife, Francis, a department store employe, told police she found the bodies of her husband and the child when she returned home from work. A post office official said Clancy, who had been a mailman for 20 years, reported sick Monday and did not come to work. Mt. Vernon city councilmen last night took the first step toward buying a new police car, set a load limit on newly improved srteets and discussed establishing warning signals to protect the city's school children. After a talk by Police Cliief Verner Pigg, the council voted unanimously to advertise for bids for a new police car. Chief Pigg said that the two present police cars are in bad shape and that the monthly repair bill is mounting. He told the council that one automobile dealer has offered to sell the city a car and to allow a trade-in each six months for only $200. In addition, he said, the dealer will furnish mechanical work on the car at all times. Set Load Limits To protect a number of recently improved streets, the council adopted an ordinance for a load limit of eight tons, including the weight of the truck and load. Streets on which load limits were established are Brief, from Welkins to Shawnee; Welkins, from Conger to Bell; Conger, from 12th to Welkins; 18th, from Broadway to Main; and Main, from .18th to "the L. & N. tracks. The streets have been improved with an as- phaltic seal. The ordinance provides for minimum fine of $10 for violations of the load limit regulations. Warning Signals Walton P. GiUespie, executive secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, addressed the council brieflj-, telling how the Chamber is working on a program for warning signals to protect children at dangerous crossings near schools. Such signals are planned at the Lincoln, junior high, Edison and F"ield schools, he said. Gilliespie ,said that the Chamber is planning I fund-raising e\'ents which include a home talent show late this month. The council last night also: 1.—Approvel bills and salaries for the month of July in the sum of ,?13.767.14. * 2.—Instructed the clerk and treasurer to pay all current bills of $25 or less. 3.—Gave permission for a building to be moved from south 18th street to the t-ity limits at 12th providing the mover Is properly bonded. 4.—Heard an audit report on motor fuel tax funds for 1951, showing local receipts of $58,138.93 and a balance of $2,524.39. 5.— Voted to correct a flood condition on College, between 12th and 24th. 6.—Approved overtime work By Associated Pr«s» SPRINGFIELD, 111.—Sentiment was crystallizing today for an early showdown on selection of a. Democratic candidate for governor to replace Adlai E. Stevenson on the Illinois ticket. The Democratic presidential nominee was among those favoring a prompt choice by the party's State Central Committee. His withdrawal as a candidate for reelection created the vacancy for which Lt. Gov. Shenyood Dixon and Secretary of State Edward J. Barrett, are ledaing aspirants. Stevenson told a news conference Monday that his successoi: ought to be chosen in time to make an apeparance as the gubernatorial candidate on the Aug. 14 Democratic .Pay.program, at. J |je,;; imijois'/St-atg-^aii^-n" -r':-':v^ -'A';fitrup ofBi^yiatfc-mBmbefs on tB4.£5-man comniittee consider-! ed resorting to their power to summon the committee inta ,sgs- sion, biit reportedly were discotir-' aged by Barrett. ;V ^ • Normally, . S t a,"t..e r Ghairmaii Jariies Ronan of Chicago would? call the committee together. Stevenson told reporters he still favors Dixon as the "logical choice" to succeed him but said he didnl: "intend to insist on anything." Barrett' claims support of a majority of state committee members. He says he is in the race to the end. One factor that has contributed to delay in making the decision has been absence from the state of two Cook County Democratic leaders. Jacob M. Arvey, Illinois national'committeeman, is in California, and Cook County Chairman Joseph Gill is vacationing in Wisconsin. GOP MAY HIT AT "SCANDALS IN THIS STATE By Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republican campaign strategists apparently are preparing a hammering attacK on alleged scandals in the administration of Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, the Democratic presidential nominee. Top figures in waging it may be four GOP Senatoj-s.— Jenner, Ind., Bricker, Ohio,J<em. Mo., and McCarthy, Wis. Sen. Dirksen of Illinois, chairman of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, indicated as much in a statement Monday assailing Stevenson as "lUinoig;' worst governop since the turn oj| the century." Stevenson, in an opening gun blast of the Presidential campaign, had caustically asked how Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the GOP standard-bearer, could "cnosade" in company with the four senators, i Among other things he questioned how Eisenhower's views on foreign policy could be reconciled with those of the four lawmakers. Dirksen said: "Perhaps reluctant Adlai's opening guns were aimed at his nex6 door neighbors —• the four Midwestern senators because they know, as we in Illinois know, that he is most famous for his cigarette tax scandal and his horsemeat scandal, and that he is rapidly becoming known as Illinois' Worst governor since the turn of the century. 'I have spoken to Senators Jenner, Bricker, Kem and McCarthy and they are very willing to accept Adlai's challenge to meet him on these grounds during the camf paign." Dirksen himself gave no details of the alleged scandals. > Bricker and Jenner already hav» won renomination In their statet* Kem is standing for renominatiott in the Missouri primary electictw: today. McCarthy saeks renon^|xj»» bills foVTiremen called'into serv-rtion"in the '^'mettti^ ice while off duty. " S«>t..8l.

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