Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on October 16, 1952 · Page 1
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TEMPERATURE Wednesday—high 58; low 41. Last night's low 33. Airport Noon Temperature 62 degrees. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS WEATHER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy and warmer tonighf and Friday. Low tonight 40 to 45. High Friday 55 to 65. MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FQR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER VOLUME XXXIII—NO. VS MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1952 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER MOSSADEGH BREAKS WITH BRITAIN YANKS MOW DOWN WAVES OF CHINESE American Seventh Division Troops Chop Up Two Attacking Red Battalions With Machineguns. HOLD BARBED WIRE BARRICADES At Same Time South Koreans Regain Nearby Ridge in Bloody Close- Quarter Fighting. By Associated Press SEOUL, Korea — American machine gunners crouching behind barbed wire barricades, today mowed down waves of Chinese Reds storming the crest of Triangle Hill on the Central Korean Front. Savage fighting also swirled across the crest of rocky Pinpoint Hill, dominant peak on nearby Sniper Ridge. Twice the Reds stormed to the top and wrested control in bloody close-quarter fighting. Each time the South Koreans surged back and rewon the height. Allied warplanes swarmed overhead and peeled,off in trip-hammer blows. U. N. artillery blasted Chinese approach routes and raked towering Papa-san Mountain, the Chinese jumpoff point just to the north. Seventh Barricades Crest When U. S. 7th Division troops captured Triangle Hill Wednesday they ringed the crest-with. barbed wire. They were ready and waiting when a Chinese battalion — about 800 men — swarmed up the slopes just after dark Wednesday night. The assaulting force was chopped to bits bv machine guns. At dawn Thursday another Red battalion charged up the slope. Again the machine guns chattered, again the Chinese faltered and broke. Seventh Division troops captured the last of three Chinese- held knobs on Triangle Thursday afternoon, but a Red counterattack forced them off one. The Americans won the knob in a 90- minute fight. The Chinese stormed back with heavy machine gun and mortar fire and forced the GIs 400 yards down the slope. Marion Man Is Arrested in Mt. V. With Young Girl By Associated Press MARION, 111.—A 46-year-old Colp man, arrested in Mt. Vernon Monday for wife abandonment, admitted to county officers he has been intimate with an 11 year old Mt. Vernon girl he had with him when he was arrested. The man who is held in the county jail is Charles H. Raglan. A warrant for his arrest for wife abandonment was filed with county authorities recently .and Jefferson county'officers picked him up Monday in Mt. Vernon. Deputy Sheriff Lynn Franklin said Raglan admitted that he ha'd been intimate with the girl who moved from Colp to Mt. Vernon about three weeks ago. He said he had taken her out several times both while she lived in Colp and in Mt. Vernon. Authorities said Raglan's wife lives in. Colp. A stepdaughter is also in the family. A charge against Raglan was filed Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff Ora Kirby said. Gen. Clark Gets Note From Reds By Associated Press , TOKYO — Gen. Mark Clark's headquarters announced tonight the U. N. commander had received a letter from the top North Korean and Chinese military commanders in Korea. The message "offers no new constructive proposal for a solution of the outstanding problem preventing an armistice" in Korea, headquarters said. The announcement Said the letter "repeated at great length previous propaganda allegations." The only issue blocking an armistice in Korea is the problem of exchanging prisoners of war. McCarthy Speaks Ahead of Truman By Associated Press ST. LOUIS—St. Louis campaign headquarters for Gen. Dwight Eisenhower have announced Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) will speak in St. Louis Oct. 31—the eve of President Truman's windup campaign speech here. TRUMAN ASKS IKE FOR "PANACEA FOR KOREA" Says Eisenhower Has Been His "Military Adviser" and Should Tell Him of "Panacea." President on Another Campaign Swing, Says "Stay in Groove" or Face Most Disastrous War in History. By Associated Press Enrou'.e With Truman Through Connecticut — President Truman declared today it is Dwight D. Eisenhower's duty "to come and tell me right now" if he has "a panacea for Korea." Truman told a crowd at Hartford, Conn., that Eisenhower had been "my military adviser" since he appointed him chief of staff. He said that if what Eisenhower had said is true, then "it's his duty to come and tell me right now." He made this departure from his prepared text. In his first speech in Connecticut, Truman said that New England voters should "either keep this country in the right groove or you may send us into the most disastrous war in the history of the world." That was at North Haven during a'whirlwind automobile tour of Connecticut. The president opened a two-day tour of New England at New TRUMAN PLAYS THE PIANO FOR CROWD By Associated Press NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — President Harry S. Truman played "Black Hawk Waltz" on a piano in front of the City Hall here today before a campaign crowd estimated by police and Secret Service men at between 23,000 and 25,000. Plans for him to play a duet with Democratic Mayor John L. Sullivan were canceled. Secret Service men would not permit two pianos on the platform, j Haven, leaving his campaign train there to go te automobile. • . «•*»«,. r.rr At Hartford, President Truman told voters that their "bread and butter" and their chance for world peace are tied up in the 1952 election. And he renewed his onslaught on Gen, Dwight D. Eisenhower by saying the GOP presidential nominee has abetted .Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's "scurrilous, big-lie attack" on Gen. George C. Marshall, Truman derided the Republican slogan "It's time- for a change"— and declared, "No party is entitled to power because it lost too many elections in the past." ' That was in a speech prepared for a campaign rally at Hartford during intensive campaigning in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts from' early morning until late at night. Moving by train and automobile with his daughter Margaret on the first lap of a three-day tour ending up in Brooklyn. N. Y., Saturday night, Truman said in his prepared Hartford address mised every principle of personal loyalty by abetting the scurrilous big-lie attack on Gen. George C. Marshall." He said Marshall, Eisenhower's "own commanding officer" in the Second World War, is a man "who stands in a class by himself as a patriot devoted to the service of his country." "The Republican candidate did have a few sentences in defense of Gen. Marshall included in a draft of his Milawukee speech," Truman said. "But at the demand of Sen. McCarthy, he struck those sentences out,'and he has uttered no word in defense of Gen. Marshall since." Eisenhower last week flatly denied to reporters that he had altered his Milwaukee address after talking with McCarthy. He said he had inserted a /four-line mention of Marshall in an early draft of the. speech/ but took it out himself because it did not seem germane to the subject he was talking about—Communist in government. He added that McCarthy change. Truman planned to wind up a jampacked day with another major speech around 8 p. m. (CST) tonight at Manchester, N. H. Use Sand* Mine To Build Scott Field Runways By Associated Press NEW MEMPHIS, 111.—The farm of Louis Knab is yielding 2,000 to 4,000 tons of. sand daily for construction of new runways at Scott Air Force Base, 15 miles to the northwest. , A fleet of 60 trucks has hauled an estimated 200,000 tons from the huge "sand mine" since July 1. The sand deposit, one of the largest in the Midwest, lies about four feet beneath the surface and averages 18 feet in depth covering about 17 acres of the farm, a mile south of here. Discovered eight years ago by highway engineers, the deposit apparently once was the bed of the nearby Kaskaskia River. Knab has leased part of the farm to supply sand for the building program now under way at the big air base. STEVENSON SPEAKING IN CALIFORNIA Has Biggest and Noisest Campaign Audience in San Francisco. SOUTHERNERS GREET IKE By Associated Presl> WITH STEVENSON IN CALIFORNIA — Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson's campaign showed signs of catching fire today as he lashed out with fresh vigor against Dwight D. Eisenhower's "crusade." Flushed with the enthusiasm of his biggest and noisiest campaign meeting—in San Francisco last night—the Democratic presidential nominee acoused Eisenhower of attempting to ride two political horses in California. Scoffing at what Eisenhower calls his "crusade," Stevenson said "his Republican opponent had felt it necessary to take different positions in different states. The Illinois governor declared in a speech prepared for delivery from the Capitol steps in Sacramento: "Here in California he has tried the delicate job of being both a Warren Republican and a Nixon Republican." Adlal Likes Warren Stevenson repeated a virtual endorsement of Republican Gov. Earl Warren—an endorsement that won applause from a Democratic audience which bulged San Francisco's Cow Palace. The same audience booed lustily when he mentioned the name of Eisenhower's vice presidential running mate, Sen. Richard M. Nixon of California. Stevenson said Wednesday night that Nixon had proposed an investigation of the "extravagent charges" made against Gen. George C. Marshall, Eisenhower's good friend, ^adding: "As for Nixon, we would take his enthusiasm for investigation and disclosure more seriously if he would do a more complete job on himself." Hits Nixon Fund This was an allusion to Nixon's explanation of an $18,000 fund raised by Californians to pay some of the senator's expenses. Stevenson said in an address prepared for a University of Calf fornia audience at Berkeley: "My opponent in this campaign has made his peace — on their terms—with men who fear the future and hate the present," the Democratic nominee de'clared. "What he still calls his crusade has been joined by men who stand only for a past that is dead and cannot be disinterred." Plane With 25 Aboard Missing In South Korea By Associated Press TOKYO.—An Air Force transport with 25 persons aboard has been missing over South Korea since 1 a. m., Far East Air Forces Announced late today. When the announcement was made, the two-engined plane, carrying 21 passengers and four crewmen, had been unreported for more than 15 hours. The C46 courier aircraft left a base on the east coast of South Korea and was due at another base on the same coast 40 minutes later. " "When the airplane failed to arrive, an intensive search got underway," the Air Force release said.. "More than 20 aircraft of Fifth Air Force have been conducting the search throughout the day but there has been no trace of the cargo aircraft. "Weather at both bases was good." Stevenson to Eat Pheasant With Garner By Associated Press UVALDE, Tex. — Adlai Stevenson is going, to meet John Nance Garner Saturday and they'll have pheasant for breakfast, Garner, 83-year-old former vice president, raised the pheasant himself. Took some eggs and set them under some bantam hens on his place here south of San Antonio. He's taken a sort of public "hmph" attitude toward politics since he left the Roosevelt administration more than a decade ago. But he's making special plans to serve Stevenson a good breakfast when the Democratic nominee for president arrives. , A few days ago he announced he would support Stevengpn, NEW CRISIS IN IRANIAN OIL DISPUTE A huge crowd of southerners, estimated by police to be 24,000 persons, stood shoulder to shoulder on Mississippi River bluffs In Memphis Wednesday to greet a smiling Presidential candidate—Dwight I). Elsenhower. Elsenhower, who spoko on the Important XVA and agricultural issues, said "Wo are not going to see the breadlines again. * * *" ' (AP Wlrephoto) ALASKA VOTE SHOWS SWING TO REPUBLICANS Democrat Delegate Re-elected But GOP Wins 26 of 33 Legislative Seats. By Associated Pross JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaskans apparently returned their Democratic delegate to Congress, but the first day's counting of Tuesday's general election vote showed a tide toward a Republican Legislature. Late returns Wednesday night boosted Delegate E. L. Bartlett's lead to nearly 2,400 votes—apparently decisive but whittled down sharply from his 2-1 victory margin of 1950. In the legislative races, the Republicans, who campaigned on the party's national "It's time for a change" slogan, had an edge for 26 out of 33 seats in the Legislature. Republicans were leading for 19 of the 24 seats in the lower house. In the present Legislature, the Democrats have held a 14 to 10 edge. Republicans were leading for seven out of nine territorial Senate seats. The incumbents were six Democrats»and three Republicans. MORE MINERS QUIT OVER PAY BOOST DELAY By Associated Press MARION, 111. — Illinois coal miners protesting a government delay on their new pay boost by refusing to work totaled a reported 3,100 today. Reported idle today were Peabody Mines at Harrisburg, Galatia, Pana, Tovey'and Pawnee; Bell and Zoller No. 3 at Zeigler; Freeburn at Johnston, City, and Morgan near Herrin. Others apparently complied with back-to-work orders from union officials attending a Cincinati UMW convention, or were idle because their mines lacked coal orders. 95,000 MINERS IDLE By Associated Press PITTSBURGH — More than 95,000 coal diggers stayed away from the pits in seven states today protesting generally the failure of the Wage Stabilization Board to approve their $1.90 daily wage hike. Restlessness spread in the wake of a strike threat tossed at the industry by John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers. The miners' anxiety over whether the WSB will approve the pay hike negotiated for them by Lewis was heightened yesterday when the mine chieftain told his members to refuse to work after Nov. 18 unless mine operators have made their increased royalty payments to the UMW welfare fund by that date. The contract, now up before the WSB, called for an increase in the royalty payments of from 30 to 40 cents a ton in the soft coalfields. The contract also provides a wage boost of $1.90 a day. STEAL STATUE'S SWORD By Associated Press ROME — Thieves have stolen, for the second time in recent months, a sword from the statue of St. Paul in front of Rome's Castel Santangelo. After the previous theft, Rome's Fine Arts Division had supplied a replacement sword. IKE BACK FROM SOUTH; TO MAKE TOUROF EAST Flies Into .New York From 28-State Trip and Starts Again. By Associate Press h^W YORK — Dwight D. Eisenhower pointed his hard-driving campaign toward the Eastern Seaboard today with scarcely a pause in the rush that has carried him to the Pacific Coast and back. He flew into New York Wednesday night from a journey that started Sept. 30 and carried him through 28 states in 16 days by train, plane and automobile. He has scheduled a grueling campaign for the days remaining before the election Nov. 4 —with only Saturdays and Sundays off in the whistle stopping. He appeared to be standing the grind with surprising bounce. He will leave today by automobile for Hackensack and Paterson, N. H. He will speak tonight at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner at the Waldorf- Astoria Hotel here. ' Monday, he begins a 10-day concentrated sweep by train and plane into the New England states New York and Pennsylvania. He is expected to concentrate his time and energy in the remaining days before election in the vote-heavy states of the East and Midwest. Big Crowds In Dixie Wednesday, he made his final bold bid for support in the Solid South by attempting to stir political rebellion in Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee. In Ft. Worth, Dallas, Shreveport, Memphis and Knoxville, large and noisy crowds turned out to welcome him and heighten GOP hopes that Dixie isn't as solid as'It has been in the past. In his two stops in Tennessee, he took plains to declare his election would not "impair the effective working out" of the Tennessee Valley Authority program. In Oregon last week, the general spoke out in opposition to federal authorities as the means of developing river basin resources. He proposed instead a • co-operative program in which local, state and federal officials would work out the problems together. OK Natural Gas For Heating Here The Illinois Power Company today changed over its gas distribution system here to natural gas by connecting with a pipeline west of Centralia. At the same time Manager Wm. H, Gott said that restrictions on use of gas for space heating had been removed in Mt. Vernon and Centralia by the Illinois Commerce Commission. This will permit local plant to make connections for gas heat which has been barred several months to new customers. The Illinois Commerce Commission at its Chicago office today said that details of the ICC ruling on use of natural gas here and the decision on a rate increase application by the company would be announced Friday in Springfield, BRITISH BUV RUSSIAN GRAIN By Associated Press LONDON — Dr. Charles Hill, parliamentary secretary to the Food Ministry, told the House of Commons today Britain has contracted to buv 200.000 tons of grain from Soviet Russia. Sheriff Orders Prosecution of All Pranksters Sheriff Roy Taylor today ordered his deputies to arrest anyone caught In Hallowe'en tricks which damage or destroy property. The sheriff said today that "I will see to it that any person caught between npw and Hallo­ we'en doing damaging tricks is prosecuted." His stern warning came after his office received numerous complaints of pranks in the rural and village areas of the county. The sheriff said that an oil rack has been turned over at Nason, a toilet tipped over at Bonnie and that there are many incidents where boys are throwing rocks a( passing cars. "Such a practice could result in an accident and loss of life," the sheriff said. The sheriff called on parents of the county to see to it that their sons do not take part in property- damaging pranks. PROSECUTION RESTS CASE IN MURDER TRIAL Defense Witnesses on Stand in "Bud" Burton Trial This Afternoon. The prosecution rested its case late this morning in the Elvin L. "Bud" Burton murder trial in progress at the Jefferson county court house. Burton, 28-year-old Mt. Vernon resident, is charged with murder in the death of Russell Snethon, 20, who died from a stabbing wound suffered in an altercation outside a south Tenth street cafe last June. Witnesses called by Stales Attorney Martin J. Dolan paraded to the witness stand throughout yesterday and this morning, tolling of an altercation between Burton and Snethen after midnight June 26. Defense witnesses were given testimony this afternoon, tinder questioning by Sid Ward of Benton, defense counsel. The first few witnesses for the defense described early evening activities of Snethen on the night he was fatally wounded. Carl Orrick, 34, of Belle Rive, testified that he suffered a minor head injury early in the evening of Juno 26 while he and Snethen were demonstrating a "full nelson wrestling hold" on a sidewalk outside a tavern. He said that he slipped and fell on the sidewalk and then Snethen bounced his head against the sidewalk two or three times before others in the group "broke it up." Another witness testified that Snethen "threw" him in a wrest^ ing match outside another tavern ater that evening. He said, however, that they were not fighting. Courtroom observers predicted that the case will go to a jury tomorrow, probably in the late afternoon. Burton's trial got under way Monday morning, but it took most of two days to select a jury of 11 men and one woman. Burton's attorney, in his opening statement, declared that his client will prove »eii tfj ^ense. H. E. ROANE, WELL-KNOWN FARMER DIES Collapses on Stage at Vrabana While Waiting to Make Speech. Persian Premier Says He Acts Because British Government Prevents Settlement of Seizure Claims. OIL FIELDS CLOSED, NATION BANKRUPT Washington Alarmed by Break Which Followed British Refusal to Make Big Cash Payment. By Associated Press Howard Earl Roane, 64, of Opdyke, one of Jefferson county's best known citizens, died suddenly in Urbana, 111. at 2:15 p.m. yester clay. Mr. Roane and E. E. Curtis, president of the Security Bank, were in Urbana to take part in a bankers- farmers meeting sponsored by the Bankers' Association and the University of Illinois agriculture de part men l. Mr. ROM ne, who was scheduled to make a talk, was sitting on the platform when lie collapsed and died within a short lime. His unexpected death came as a shock to his many Mt. Vernon and Jefferson county friends. Mr. Roane and his son, Ellis, operated the Roane Farms in the Opdyke community. For many years Mr. Roane had been active in church and civic affairs in Jefferson county. He was a director of the Jefferson Memorial Hospital of Mt. Vernon and a director of the Jefferson County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Opdyke and superintendent, und director of Smith cemetery. Mr. Roane was a devoted member of the Opdyke Methodist church. He spnnt much lime and effort in behalf of the Jefferson Memorial Hospital and helped guide such hospital improvements as the recent installation of an elevator. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Opdyke Methodist church, with the Rev. Bill Swyear and the Rev. Bayne Wilson officiating. Burial will ho in ESmith cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call from 2:00 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday, when the body will'be moved to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour. Mr. Roane was born May 15, 1888. in Opdyke, the son of Robert L. and Elnora (Smith) Roane. He was married March 12, 1914, in Mt Vernon, to Kathryn May Floyd, who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Ellis Roane of Opdyke, four sisters, Mrs. Betty Thompson of Pittsburgh, Pa., Miss Miriam Roane of Mayfield, Pa., Miss Florence Roane of Youngstown, Ohio and Mrs. Wessie Purcell of Mt. Vernon; and three granddaughters. Put Embargo on Hog Shipments By Associated Press NATIONAL STOCK YARDS, 111. — A temporary embargo on incoming and outgoing shipments of hogs was placed in effect here today. Dr. E. O. Gisel, of the Bureau of Animal Industry, said the ban was placed on outgoing shipments from the stockyards Wednesday after a shipment of hogs arriving in New Jersey was suspected of suffering from viesicular exanthema. Officials at the stockyards said the embargo will remain in effect until ail hog pens art diiinftcttd. By Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran—Premier Mohammed Mossadegh today broadcast to the nation an announcement that his government is "unfortunately obliged to break diplomatic relations with Britain." The message said the reason for step was that "the British government has so far prevented our reaching an agreement" on the oil dispute. Mossadegh said, however, "the Iranian nation always has looked with* respect, to the British nation, and hopes that the authorities of that government also will give more attention to the realities of the present world situation and the awakening of. nations, and will forget the attitude it so far has shown, conforming its policies to the present world situation." Washington Alarmed Washington-, took a> serious view of the diplomatic break. Officials said it had "knocked sky high" efforts to find a solution for the touchy oil dispute. They called it "most unfortunate." Iran nationalized the billion dollar Iranian properties of Anglo- Iranian Oil Company in the spring of 1951, and in July that year the huge Abadan refinery of the company closed down. This deprived Iran of its main source of governmental income and the government now is virtually bankrupt. Month after month, British and United States negotiators have sought to find some formula for an agreement to settle the bitter problems arising out of nationalization, but without success. Iran has made some sporadic efforts to sell oil now stored at Abadan, but the British have efr fectively stopped such efforts by a virtual blockade. Premier Demands Cash Mossadegh's latest formula for sot'.lement, the one the British turned down Tuesday, called for payment at once of 20 million pounds (56 million dollars) as a first step. That would be just the down payment on a total of 49 million pounds ($137,200,000) he claims is due Iran from AIOC in oil royalties. After that, he proposed, British negotiators could come to Tehran and discuss other questions, including AIOC's dej mand for compensation for its seized properties. Britain does not fully deny the validity of Iran's claim to 49 million pounds but did claim she was not bound to pay any portion of it as a prerequisite for working out what is due AIOC for its properties. Actress Divorces Movie Tarzan By Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif.— Because she refused a martini, her husband, screen Tarzan Lex Barker, called her "a hick from Minnesota," actress Arlene Dahl testified in obtaining a divorce. Alleging cruelty, the 26-year-old red-haired actress—who was born in Menneapolis—said Wednesday that Barker, 33, often was sullen and refused to speak and once locked her from their house. They were married April 16, 1951, in New York City. The marriage was the actress' first, Barker's second. Under a pre-trial property agreement, Miss Dahl received their home and furnishings, but no alimony. Awarded $88,000 For Broken Heels By Associated Press ST. LOUIS —A Circuit Court jury awarded Dwight H. Sanders $88,000 Wednesday in his suit against the Illinois Central Railroad. Sanders, 37-year-old laborer, testified ho suffered permanent in-" jury in a fall from an Illinois Central refrigerator car in the Centralia freight yards in July, 1951. He testified that he was a part- time worker in the yards and was loading ice into the car when its sudden movement caused him to fill, fracturing both hems.

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