Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 24, 1952 · Page 1
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TEMPERATURE Saturday: high, 51; low, 32. Sunday: high, 53; low, 31. Last night's low: 36. Airport noon temperature: 50. Ml VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER WEATHER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: Cloudy end warm with occasional light rain tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight upper 40s. High Tuesday 50 to 55. VOLUME XXXIII —NO. 48 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS — MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1952 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER ALGER HISS LOSES PAROLE PLEA Alaska Plane Lost; 52 Aboard FAINT SOS SIGNAL IS ONLY CLUE Siant Globemaster, Army's Biggest Plane, Vanishes Over Ocean: Weather Holds Up Aerial Search. By Associated Prtts ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A faint radio signal was the only tenuous clue today to the fate of 52 men aboard a giant C124 Globe- master which vanished Saturday night over the Gulf of Alaska. Twenty-four search planes were poised here ready to fan put when weather permits over the 150 miles to, tiny Middleton Island, the f our- engined transport's last checkpoint. The weather outlook was poor. The 41 Army and Air Force passengers and 11 crewmen were listed officially Sunday as missing in the continuing plague of U. S. military air disasters throughout the world. Names of the crew were released late Sunday. The passengers have not been identified. Since Nov. 7, six planes either have crashed or disappeared. They carried 162 men, of whom 82 are known dead, 72 are missing and eight survived. Three of the troop carriers were lost in Alaska, two in Korea and one in Montana. The 1 , weak radio signal, which could have come from emergency equipment-carried^by ~the*Glbbe- master, was picked up Sunday by the ;CAA station at Yakataga, on the Alaska coastline east of Middleton Island. * v • The SOS was so dim no bearing could be taken. But authorities at Elmendorf Air Force Base here said the signal on the international distress frequency of 500 kilocycles might have come from "Gibson Girl" radio transmitters attached to the C124 's rubber liferafts. They cautioned, however against undue optimism, pointing out that the signal was not picked up again and past experience in Alaska aerial tragedies has shown that mysterious radio transmissions are not uncommon and have proved valueless in searches. Plane Could Carry 300 No trace of the Military Air Transport Service Globemaster, biggest in milit&ry use and capable of carrying 200 men, was found by 11 search planes which went out Sunday despite bad weather. From Middleton Island to the mainland is about 50 miles of water. Then to Anchorage the route is edged by "what veteran fliers call some of the "most rugged country in the world" with glacier covered peaks of 12,000 feet or more. The MATS Globemaster, big as a five-room house, made its last report over Middleton at 9:47 p. m. Saturday on a 1,400-mile flight to Elmendorf from McChord Air Force Base, near Tacoma, Wash. The Alaska Air Command confirmed early today the C124, based at McChord, was on a routine flight to Alaska and most of the 41 passengers were stationed in the territory. The Globemaster was flying at 9,000 feet on schedule six hours and 17 minutes out of McChord When last heard from. It should have reached Anchorage 46 minutes later. Blood Donors Are Needed Here For Bloodmobile More blood donors are needed for the Bloodmobile visit in Mt. Vernon next Friday and Saturday, according to the local Red Cross office. • Harry Wolter, blobd program chairman for the county said today that there were not 100 appointments in yet, toward the quota of 375 pints. "It is very important that we at least draw as much blood as we use here, so that our local hospitals will have an adequate supply of blood on hand," Wolter pointed out. "It behooves all of us who are healthy during this Thanksgiving season to give blood for those who are not able to leave their hospital beds. I can think of no better way to give thanks than to donate a pint of blood to save a life," he said. Appointments may be made by calling 2083, the local Red Cross office, or by contacting- the Girl Scout organization. Donors hours are from noon to 6 p. m. on Friday and 8 a. m. to 2 p. m, on Saturday. The blood center will be at the Moose lodge and all persons from 18 to 60 are eligible to donate blood. Those persons between 18 and 21 must have written parental ^consent.Local, doctors will be in ^charge. Hi •If CONFESSIONS CONTINUING IN PRAGUE TRIALS Margolius 10th to Chant He Was Spy; Four More to Go. By Associated Press VIENNA—Radio Prague today broadcast the confession of a 10th former Czech Communist leader that he was an Anglo- American spy and sabotaged his nation's Red-ordered economy. The latest set of admissions came from Rudolph Margolius, 39- year-old Jew and former deputy minister of foreign trade until he was arrested in the purge of Communist boss Rudolf Slansky and supporters who now are alleged to have planned an anti-Moscow plot. Margolius appeared before the five-man court in,Prague's Pankrac prison this morning and admitted charges of conspiracy to overthrow the government of President Klement Gotwald, espionage for the West, and ecor nomic sabotage.' Of the 14 defendants currently on trial, these four still have to add their "confessions" to the list of adject self-denunciations extracted from them after one to two years pre-trial imprisonment: Lt. Gen. Bedrich Reicin, former deputy defense: minister; .Karol Svab, former deputy state security minister; Otto Fischel, -former deputy finance minister, and Otto Sling, former party secretary in the city of Brno. Slansky, the party secretary- general and also a vice-premier, had led the parade of repentahts. At Sunday's hearing, as repotted "by-Radio Prague, two other defendants also took much of the blame for Czechosolovakia's current economic plight and her failure to send, promised war goods to Russia. They were Ludvik Frejka, former head of the nation's economic commission, and Joseph Frank, another former party deputy secretary-general.. Frejka said he had been guilty of paying the United States 18 million dollars for a steel mill on which the U. S. government held up delivery. MU1 Is Oatis' Ransom Czechoslovakia reportedly is demanding the mill as ransom for the release of Associated Press Correspondent William N. Oatis, serving a 10-year term on charges of "spying" in Czechosolovakia. The U. S. State Department has branded the Czech charges aginst Oatis as ridiculous and said it will not link the two cases together. Czechosolovakia's present severe .. power and fuel shortages were blamed on Frejka's misman­ agements. Strange Plane Intercepted; It Was Truman's By Associated Pr«n ALBANY, N. Y, — Jet pilots roared, up to intercept in unidentified aircraft Sunday — found it was President Truman's personal plane, the Independence., Secretary of State Dean Acheson was aboard. No flight plan for the DC6 had been received here. The ship was reported by spotters and jet planes were sent to investigate. The Independence was bringing Acheson from Ottawa to New York City for meetings at the United Nations. ~————— t* Duck Hunter Fatally Shot By Atsacltted Pratt DU QUOIN, 111. — A hunter was shot fatally Sunday as he raised up in front of a fellow hunter. William Pierced 18, of Royalton, 111., and a welder at the Kevil, Ky., atomic project, died in Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin. Pierce was hunting from a duck blind near Elkville. He fired at a duck and missed. Coroner A. E. Schneider quoted Pierce's cousin, Steve Price, 17, of Christopher as saying he fired at the same duck as Pierce stood up and was shot in the back of his head. Ben and Drusilla Married 77 Years By Associated PMII SAGLE, Idaho — There, were some people in town who didn't think it was a good idea when Ben Hartley wanted to marry Drusilla Keith. They were a bit too young —only 16. . Well, Ben and Drusilla got married anyway. Today they're celebrating tWeir 77th anniversary. The Hartleys, 93 now, live here with one of their sons and his wife. They have three sons and a daughter, 14 grandchildren, 51 great­ grandchildren and 20 great-great­ grandchildren. Going over plans for the- forthcoming Community Chest campaign in Mt. Vernon and Jefferson county are Bob Ward, left, campaign chairman, and Mrs. Keith Clark, chairman of the Jefferson County Community Chest. (Pavledes Photo) Name Divisional Leaders for 1952 Chest Drive'Here Line-up of divisional leaders for the Community Chest drive was virtually completed today by Robert Ward, drive chairman, who announced the followingrgroups: Business and Commercial—William Schelosky, Stanley Koziara and Robert Melcher. The first two named will handle the downtown solicitation while Melcher will have charge of the outlying business houses. Industrial—Paul Fitch, R. C. McMillan, Dale Carpenter, Walter Pilson and Harry Wolter. Rural—Sidney Hirons, Hugh Livesay, Nesta Stewart and Doris Atkinson. Ward disclosed that checks are already starting to come in from the Advance Gifts solicitation. While he did not list any particular donors, he did say that the total amount thus far received is $780. Names of the donors will be disclosed at the kickoff breakfast tentatively scheduled for next Monday morning. Says Ike Will Talk To Men at Front By Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Gen. Omar N. Bradley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says President­ elect Dwight D. Eisenhower is going to talke with the front-line rifleman as well as the generals on his Korean tour. Bradley, guest of the American Broadcasting Company's radio-television show "Junior Press Conference," Sunday, said Eisenhower plans to go close enough to the front line in Korea to interview the "soldiers, sailors and airmen themselves." Asked if he didn't consider it simpler to bring back Gen. James A. Van Fleet, Eighth Army commander,, and other field officers to brief Eisenhower, Bradley replied a briefing of the President-elect by the Koreans comxrianders here would not be "like getting firsthand information." "Furthermore," he said, "Gen. Eisenhower is not going to talk only to those gentlemen. He is going to talk to division commanders, lower commanders, and even a bunch of the soldiers, sailors and airmen themselves.'! Marine Killed In Enfield, Crash By Associated Prtts ENFIELD, Conn A Chicago Marine, due to be discharged in 10 days, was killed Sunday when a car in which he was riding went out of control and rammed a concrete abutment. The Marine, identified by police as Leo Schlivko, 22, was visiting in nearby Thompsonville while on leave from Camp Lejeune, N. C. Gasoline Price War in St. Louis By Associated Prtst ST. LOUIS — Members of the St Louis oil industry estimate a seven-week gasoline price war that has dropped, prices as low as 19.9 cents- a gallon has already cost their firms $200,000. ' Normal gas prices here are 24.9 to 26.9 a gallon. * MAY START DRAFTING YOUTHS, 19, NEXT YEAR Some Draft"Boards Have Exhausted Pools of 20-YeaT-Olds. Hershey May Start Reducing Age Deadline in Three- Month Levels, After End of January. By Associated Press WASHINGTON — Selective service'may begin drafting 19 year olds soon, but definitely not before the end of January. An official told a reporter today that surveys of the manpower situation in the nation are being assembled to provide an up-to-date picture on how many 20 year olds' still are available for the draft. State selective service directors will come here next week to discuss thajir problems with national officials, he said. He added that these talks are expected to lead to a decision on when to change an outstanding order banning the draft of 19 year olds. Some Lists Exhausted Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, selective service director, issued the ban early this year when some local boards exhausted their lists of older registrants while others retained large backlogs of men 20 and 21 years old. The general said some time ago that when he decides to change the order he might direct that local boards at first take only youths more than 19 years and 9 months old, and then lower the age level by three-month intervals as needed. Proclamation Of Thanksgiving Day By Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, 111. — Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson has issued a proclamation designating next Thursday as Thanksgiving Day in Illinois, "The year now drawing to a close has been one of bountiful harvests," his proclamation said. "Industrial employment continues at high, levels. Our other material advantages are many and varied. "Far more to be cherished are our civil and religious liberties, our peaceful methods of composing our political differences, our strong tradition of national unity." DESTROY 200 RED TRUCKS IN NIGHT RAIDS U. N. Air Raids Bag Total of 1,175 Truck in Week. ' j By Associated Press : ; SEOUL — B26 Marauder bombers Sunday night destroyed 200 Communist vehicles in their greatest truck-busting foray of the year. The Marauders, ranging far and wide over the Red highway network, brought their nine-day bag to 1,175 trucks. The ceaseless attacks are designed to stem the flow of supplies fro frontline Communist troops. Twelve B29 Superforts, the flyby-night partners of the Marauders, dropped 120 tons of high explosives on a Red communications center near Sinanju. The target city is on the west coast, 40 miles north of Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. In daylight sorties, U. S. F86 Sabre jets shot down a Russian- type M1G-15 jet. It was the seventh straight day of victory for the Sabres. Their score for the week stands at 17 MIGs destroyed, two probably destroyed and four damaged. Poor weather grounded., allied warplanes Monday. Weather reconnaissance planes reported rain and snow over much of North Korea. Communist infantrymen probed Allied lines. There was no report of any major fighting. Ground action Sunday was highlighted by a series of Red harassing attacks all 'along the bleak 155-miIes battlefront. The largest Red probe-in-force was launched at Sniper Ridge, war-scarred hill mass on the Central Front. Korean Capital Prepares To Welcome Eisenhower By BILL SHINN SEOUL — (AP) — Battered Seoul donned her fairest rainment and covered her war wounds with bunting today. Nerve-tingling excitement swept this South Korean capital as it prepared a giant welcome for U. S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower. Nobody seemed to know when he would arrive, tout everybody was getting ready. * , 'Gen. Mark Clark, accompanied by the British and French ambassadors, to Japan,, flew in from Tokyo. Clark said he would confer with Gen. James A. Van Fleet U. S. Eighth Army commander, on arrangements for Eisenhower's visit. Around the city, workmen hurried to complete 20 huge arches. Seoul 's Mayor Kim Tal Sun or­ dered the work finished today. He has scheduled two monstrous demonstrations — Tuesday and Thursday — whether Eisenhower is here yet or not. South Korean Army troops and police threw a guard,around and through the city. Metropolitan Police Chief Yoon Myung Hoon said strict security measures would be enforced until after Eisenhower leaves. Register All Residents All residents of Seoul possibly 800,000 persons were instructed to register with police. A 9 :30 p. m. curfew will be rigidly enforced. Mayor Kim said security preparations are all set and added: "We will guarantee 100 per cent for the safety of Geh. Eisenhower.",,, MOBS LOOT U. S. OFFICE IN BAGHDAD Military Takes Control of Iraq Government After Rioters Run Police Off the Streets. By Asso'cletod Press BAGHDAD, Iraq — A tough new military-headed government today dissolved all political parties, closed 12 newspapers and prohibited demonstrations in the wake of weekend rioting in Which 1 at, least 11 persons were believed killed and 58 wounded. Frenzied mobs looted and set fire to the office of the U. S. Information Service Sunday, stoned the British Embassy and attacked two police stations. Army troops rolled into the capital to restore a semblance of order after rioters had driven police off the streets. Armored cars and machine-gun carriers patrolled Baghdad streets today. Regent Abdul Ilah called on his Army chjef of staff, Gen. Nut* Aldin Mahmoud, to take charge at the height of the disorders. Hastily, the general decreed martial law and called out troops. Then he formed a new Cabinet. The general took the posts of prime minister, defense minister and acting minister of interior himself. All other Cabinet positions were handed to cilivian nonparty men, four of them newcomers to the government. Carried over from the regime of former Premier Mustapha al Umarl were, the finance and social affairs' ministers and Foreign Minister Fadhel ( .Jamali—now in New York as""chTc'f of the Iraq delegation to the United Nations Assembly. Antl-Foroign Demonstrations After scattered disorders Saturday, trouble reached a pitch yesterday as mobs marched on the U. S. Information Service offjee, throwing rocks and shouting: "Down with foreign imperialism." "Down with forged elections." The crowds smashed into the building. They dragged desks, chairs, papers, pamphlets and oven stores of automobile tires and batteries into the street, and piled them on a bonfire. The building caught fire several times, but office personnel took refuge behind closed doors and apparently escaped injury. Other mobs stoned the British Embassy at about the same time and attacked two police stations, burning one. Several demonstrators were killed in the clashes. O. R. Buford Is First Candidate For Mt.V. Mayor O. R. Buford, Mt. Vernon businessman, announced today that he will be a candidate for mayor in the primary next March. He is the first publicly announced candidate for office under the new city manager form of government, which will become effective here next May. Buford spearheaded a campaign last year to change Mt. Vernon's form of city government from aldermanic to city manager. In announcing that he will file his petition of candidacy on January .12, Buford said that "my only interest is to see the now type of government have a fair chance to prove its worth," January 12 will be the first day for candidates to file for city offices and January 27 will be the final day to file. The primary election will be held in March and the final election in April. Mt, Vernon will elect a mayor, four councilmen-at-large, a city clerk, city treasurer and police magistrate. Sing Hymns for Dying Hunter, 15 By Associated Press GREENSBURG, Pa.—Two teenaged hunting companions sang hymns as 15-ycar-old James W. Gibson lay dying of a shotgun wound in a cold, wet stone quarry. The youth was wounded Saturday when he dropped a log, discharging .one of the shotguns he and three pals had stacked while searching for wood to build a fire. One boy ran to get a doctor. James asked his other two friends to sing some hymns. Shortly afterwards he died. FOREIGN COINS STOLEN By Associated Pratt NEW WINDSOR, 111. — John Spivey reported to Mercer County authorities today that burglars who broke into his home Saturday stole a collection of foreign coins he valued at $3,000. IKE APPOINTS TWO MORE By Associated Press NEW YORK.—President-elect Dwight D. Elsenhower announced today ho hits chosen Ezra Taft Benson, former official of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, to be Secretary of Agriculture in Ills cabinet. Benson, S3, of Salt Lake City, was a supporter of Sen. Robert A. Taft 'M cimipalpn for the Republican presidential nomination. He is a member of the quorum of twelve Apostles of the Church of Latter Day Saints, the Mormon Church. Elsenhower also announced that after Ills Inauguration he will designate Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire ns his assistant. Adams will occupy the post now hold by John R. Steelmun under President Truman. Adams served as Elsenhower's campaign manager. U. S. AND BRITAIN SPLIT ON INDIA'S PLAN FOR TRUCE Delegates Not- Even Friendly and Eden Avoids U. N. Session. By Associated Pratt UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.—The most serious diplomatic rift between : Britain and the U. S. in years continued unabated .today despite efforts by India, and other countries to close the breach. Day-long harmony moves were expected, but diplomats held little hope for them. The two great allies split far apart when the U. S. notified British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden that it could not accept > a British-backed Indian. compromise plan for ending the Korean prisoner of war deadlock unless the proposals should be given a chance as they stand, but the U. S. wants all details spelled out. India came up quickly with modifications but these apparently did not satisfy the U. S. The 21 powers which backed an original American resolution held an urgent closed meeting Sunday night at' which U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson detailed the American objections to the Indian proposals. The 21 apparently failed to find a position which would please both Britain and the U. S. Feelings at the meeting were tense and afterwards press officers of the British and American delegations were not even polite to one anpther—highly unusual in diplomatic circles. Eden Avoids Meeting Eden stayed away from the meeting but sent his top assistant, Minister of State Selwyn Lloyd, A spokesman said Eden had a "longstanding social engagement," but he went mum when reminded that Eden didn't make up his mind to stay here until last Friday and therefore it was unlikely that he had a New York engagement for a day ho expected to be in London. Both British and Americans made it clear that they are not divided on their basic refusal to send back prisoners who say they are afraid to return to the Reds. They differ over what approach is most likely to solve the problem and bring an armistice to Korea. The U. S. position is that the Indian plan is too vague and could give the Reds a chance to indulge in all sorts of stalling and double talk. They say they have had the experience of negotiating with the Communists at Panmunjom and have learned the necessity of crossing all T's and dotting all I's. Indian Plan The Indian plan, as revised Sunday along lines suggested by Eden, would: 1. Turn all prisoners held by both sides over to a four-power commission. made up of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland and Sweden. These countries would be responsible for caring for the prisoners and getting them home. The commission would pick a neutral umpire who would sit as chairman of their deliberations. 2. After 90 days the commission would* ask a political conference at which the Reds would be represented what to do with the prisoners still on its hands because they refused to go home. If the conference could not agree within 60 days, those prisoners would be turned over to a U. N. group. 80 BATTLE CASUALTIES By Associated Pratt WASHINGTON — The Defense Department today identified 89 battle casualties in Korea in anew list (No. 698) that reported 20 killed, 60 wounded, eight missing and one injured. REJECTION BY BOARD IS UNANIMOUS Hearing Conducted at Penitentiary Where Hiss Is Held; Board Gets 50,000 Letters, Wires. HISS SERVES THIRD OF FIVE-YEAR-TERM Convicted of Perjury in Denying He Spied for Reds; Became Eligible Friday for Parole. By Associated Pratt , WASHINGTON — Alger Hiss today was denied a parole. The U. S. parole board announced it had turned down the application of the former state, department official, now serving a five-year term for, perjury. Dr. George G. Killihger, board chairman who conducted a hearing on the Hiss petition at Lewisburg (Pa.) penitentiary about 10 days ago, made this statement: "In the matter of the application of parole for Alger Hiss, the board of parole, after a careful consideration of the official record, unanimously voted to deny the ap-; plication." The board is composed of five members. It acted on the basis of a report submitted by Killinger af> ter his visit to Lewisburg; 'x : Hiss was''cbn.vIcteH:o!a'(^ju(y ; — lying when"under oath.— for denying that he ever gave secret gov* ernment documents to communist agents. ^ «• He became eligible for parole last Friday. Board members disclosed last week they had received more than 50,000 .letters and telegrams expressing "pro and con" views on whether he should be paroled. A prisoner becomes eligible for parole when he has served one- third of his sentence. Hiss, now 48, has persistently denied that he was guilty of the crime charged to him. He contends he eventually will be vindicated. Lift Wholesale Pork Ceilings By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government today suspended wholesale ceilings on pork products. The action was announced by the Office of Price Stabilization while officials of the agency were meeting with meat industry representatives in an effort to determine whether retail ceilings on beef can be rolled back. Pork has been selling well below ceilings and is in ample supply. OPS said the suspension of wholesale ceilings is not expected to have any significant effect on retail prices. The order calls for retailers to continue calculation of ceilings on sales to consumers. They must reflect any decrease in wholesale costs and may,reflect any increase. New Slaughterers In another order today, OPS today eased its restrictions against new slaughterers of livestock. Effective at once, anyone may go in,to the slaughter business by registering with the nearest OPS office and obtaining a registration number. Sister Kenny Suffers Stroke By Associated Press SYDNEY, Australia — Sister Elizabeth Kenny, internationally known for her treatment of poliomyelitis, remained critically ill today at her mountain home in Toowoomba, Queensland. She suffered a minor attack of cerebral thrombosis Friday night and since then her condition has grown worse. The famous nurse is 66. Eisenhowers Get . Two Tiny Canines By Associated Press HATBORO, Pa. — The household of President-elect Dwight p. Eisenhower is going to include a pair of little dogs with names as long as their pedigrees. ' They are a pair of papilllonsi a toy species of canine reportedly named after the French word for butterfly by Marie Antoinette. r Miss Sallie • Pinckeny of Hartsburg, Pa., secretary of the Papillion Club of America, said one of the dogs is Ember, of Pinquenj, The other is a rediUnd whit* champion, Mma Mosa « Dulceda.

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