Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on October 31, 1952 · Page 9
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 9

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, October 31, 1952
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1952 THE REGISTER NEWS — MT. VERNOH ILL I NOW INVESTIGATE 5 PER CENTER TUNGSTEN DEAL Ousted Democratic Party fficial Stood to Share Commission. Of- By Associated Prsst WASHINGTON — A "top-to- bottom" investigation was upder- way today into a government deal to buy nine million dollars of tungsten, already the center of a political storm. Defense Materials Administrator Jess Larson — who signed the contract and then canceled it- told a news conference Thursday he Is heading the investigation. Larson said one thing he wants cleared up is why he was not given an unsigned letter-contract which disclosed that the tungsten deal involved a 5 per cent fee to three men. One of the three, Col. Lawrence Westbrook, was fired Wednesday night as a Democratic National Committee official. Democratic Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell ordered the dismissal after a New York Herald Tribune story called the case "the biggest 5 per center deal ever exposed in Washington." Larson said he has found no evidence thus far of "wrongdoing" or influence" in his agencies in connection with the contract for tungsten, a scarce metal used in steel production. He said he will publish all findings, and if there appears to be wrongdoing, will refer it to the Justice Department. Westbrook a research and development engineer and former Army man, had been the Democratic committee's liaison with members of Congress since last Jan. 5. Blames Rival Group Westbrook told the Herald Tribune he had done nothing wrong. He blamed the contract cancellation on an international group which he said wanted to sell strategic materials to the United States at a higher price than his client a Portuguese firm called Companhia Atlantica. One member of the rival group, Westbrook. said, was Brig. Gen. Tom B. Wilson, European director of the Defense Material's procurement Agency headed by Larson. In London Wilson issued a statement given to the American press by an individual named Westbrook as having been associated with an 'international gang' formed for the purpose of electing Gen. Eisenhower and cashing in on the United PRISON GUARDS RELEASED—-Michael Seyfrit (right), director of public safety, talks to three guards at Menard Fenitentary near Chester, HI., (Oct. 29) after their release by prisoners who had held them as hostages during- an uprising at the Institution. The guards (left to right) are Elmer Schaardt, Joseph E. Hall, Jr., of Herrin, and Emery Biggs of Akin. (AP Wlrephoto) WORLD'S LARGEST HELICOPTER— The U. S. Air Force's IUf-17, above, is believed to be the world's largest helicopter. Designed by the Hughes Aircraft Company at Culver City, Calif., the mammoth machine dwarfs two full-size cars which rest beneath it. An experimental heavy-lift machine, with rotor blades extending 125 feet from tip to tip, and with an over-all height of 30 feet, the HX-17 is the forerunner of cargo-carrying helicopters which will deliver heavy military cargo in areas inaccessible to conventional aircraft. It's powered by two turbojets at the rotor tips. States government program for materials. ,"The charge is a vicious and unmitigated lie." Wilson said he does not know Westbrook and has "no stake whatever in the outcome of the pending elections." Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican candidate for president, said in a speech at New York City Thursday that the case is the "sort of crookedness that goes on and on in Washington." "They had to fire him because someone caught up with him," Eisenhower said of Westbrook. Avert Tragedy as Adlai's Train Backs Into Crowd SILVER SPRINGS, Md. — A tragedy was barely averted here today when Gov. Adlal Stevenson's campaign train, having overshot its stopping place, suddenly backed up on a crowd that had pressed around the rear car. There were shouts of "Stop the train, stop the train" from the crowd and a scramble to get out of the way.' A railroad man pulled the emergency stop cord and the train halted without hitting anyone. Several persons were knocked down, however, in the rush to g.-t out of the way of the train. Three or four teen-age girls were scraped on their legs and at least one lost her shoe. A woman who tried to climb a fence dividing two tracks was cut on the r- and also injured her ankle. For a moment, it appeared tliat Bar "Sugarbush" As Factory Tune By Asi*«UUS Prtss LONDON — The British Broad- eating Corporation has ordered disc jockeys on its "Music While You Work" program for factory employes to stop playing a top- hit tune — "Sugarbush." Said the BBC: "Sugarbush features intricate handclapping as a part of ith rhythm and some machine shop workers reportedly have been hitting machinery with their tools in time with the handclaps. "There have been some disastrous results," the BBC admitted ruefully. one man would be caught under the train but he was not. The Silver Spring rescue squad said no one was seriously hurt. FRIDAY NIGHT After the Mt. Vtmon-Contralio Game, Oct. 31 Come to the MT. VERNON ARMORY for a FREE DANCE Music By JOHNNY MOORE'S Orchestra And Vocalist ITS FREE AND EVERYONE'S INVITED Dancing From 9 to 1 Sponsored By The Jefferson County Young Democrat Club HALLOWE'EN DANCE FRIDAY NIGHT, OCT. 31 PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES DANCING FROM 8:30 TO ? TRIANGLE INN West Ashley Y ATTENTION VOTERS I have been unable to see and talk to each of you personally and I am taking this opportunity to thank you for the support you havt given me in the past and to assure you that I will appreciate your vote and support Tuesday Nov. 4th. BEN ROEDER DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR CORONER FREE ROUNDS SQUARE DANCE MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS ARMORY SATURDAY NIGHT 8 to 12 P.M. Continuous Entertainment By CURT BRADLEY and THE EGYPTIANAIRES and JIMMY WRIGHT and THE RHYTHM PLAYBOYS FREE CORSAGES FOR LADIES—20 DOOR PRIZES Sponsored By Jeff. Co. Young Republican Club Avattability oftquipmtnt, aeetuorki, and Mm M MtutYatjtV it dtptndtnt on notarial luppfy •oiwilHeMt YOU CAN BO DOZENS OP JOBS WITH THIS Speed yeur chore* with tractor power'Case Utility Carrier hooks up in a minute, right from tractor Mat. Lift* and carries all those awkward loads too heavy for a man, too small to need a wagon. Lowers for easy loading, raises with hydriulic power for quick moving. 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