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II hU mm TTW (MUJMWlE IN TODAY'S ISSUE IT AN AMERICAN PAPER FOR AMERICANS THE WORLD'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Founded Juna 10, 1847 IF 30 PAG SPORTS DM AIL VOLUME CX NO. 126 KZG. TJ. S. PAT. OTTICX COPYRIGHT 1851 BY THZ CHICAGO TRXBUNU SATURDAY, 3IAY 26, 1951 THIS PATER CONSISTS OF TERES SECTIONS SECTION OKS F FOUR CENTS PAY NO MORE 1 riu MB o)fpfc CHICAGO VIS '52 CONVENTION OF DEMOCRATS Philadelphia's Bid Fails, 83-16 Mrs. Miller IKE WILLIAMS YIELDS BOXING TITLE; SOX WIN THE INSEPARABLE TRIO When Yon Think of One. Think of All Three J Jimmy Carter of New York won the lightweight boxing championship of the world last night when he stopped Ike Williams in the 14th round. The White Sox extended their victory streak to eight last night when they defeated the Indians, 6 to 4, in Cleveland before 20,412. IDetaila in Sports Section BY THOMAS MORROW f Chicaio Tribanc rroa Service Denver, May 25 The Democratic rational committee today voted unanimously to hold the party's national convention in Chicago Stadium on July 21, 1952. As the Republicans have decided to meet in the Stadium on July 7, 1952, the Democratic action assured the next President will be nominated In Chicago. The roll call vote was 83 to 16. After the roll call was finished, David Lawrence, Pennsylvania national committeeman, moved to make the vote unanimous and the committee concurred. The national committee, with only 43 members present, Jhe solid south sparsely represented, and the other 56 votes by proxy followed the unanimous recommendation of the convention site committee. This body ruled that Chicago must furnish a written guarantee that $250,000 has been pledged for the Democrats. Must Pay by March 1 The committee also stipulated that Chicago must pay half the money by Dec. 1, 1951, and the balance by March 1, 1952. Chicago must also furnish free rooms for committee meetings, for the pre-convention staffs, and bear the cost of cleaning the Stadium when the convention is finished. The Chicago Tribune became an issue in the fight for the con-ention during an impassioned plea for Philadelphia by Mrs. Emma Guffey Miller, national committeewoman from Pennsylvania. She had pointed out that Philadelphia offered a certified check for $250,000, while Chicago had only promises. " Do you want to meet in the shadow of Tribune Tower," she asked, "and get the full impact of that rancid publicity from Col. Bertie McCormick? Or do you w ant to meet in the shadow of Independence hall, where the Constitution was written?" Arvey Speaks for Chicago Jacob M. Arvey, national committeeman from Illinois, countered for Chicago. "For those who worry about Col. McCormick," he said, "we live with him all the time. Don't you worry about Col. McCormick. He'll be wherever you go. You can't escape CoL McCormick." Chicago has more conventions, more trains, more planes than any other city suggested, and 8.000 first class hotel rooms, Arvey said. He, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Conkey, na.-t i o n a 1 committeewoman, and Chester A. Wilkins, Chicago convention bureau manager, urged Chicago's case on the delegates. They said that in case of military emergency Chicago might w ell be the only place the convention could be held. Chicago has never defaulted on an obligation, said Arvey, and he added that Democrats can be certain hotel and food rates will not be raised because they have not been raised in 30 years on any convention visitors. Campaign Theme Foreshadowed The meeting forecast a Democratic 1952 campaign waged on the theme that President Truman is right and Gen. MacArthur wrong in the foreign policy de bate. Speaker after speaker told of what they termed Mr. Truman's sagacity in his fight to save the free world. National Chairman William M. Boyle Jr. wound up the meeting with a speech in which he said that the Denver meeting opened the 1952 campaign. NEWS SUMMARY OF THE TKIIUNE (Asa Historical trasBaaa) Saturday, May 26. 1951 WASHINGTON Collins backs down on charges against Gen. MacArthur. Page 1 Memphis boy, 13, becomes nation's champion speller. Page 1 Report U. S. tests atomic trigger for hydrogen bomb. Page 5 Pentagon concealment of Korea toll shocks G. O. P. Page 7 AMERICAN Chicago selected for 1952 Democratic convention. Page 1 Empire State building sold for 50 million dollars. Pge 1 Deposed Panama Chief Arias barred from public office. Page 12 LOCAL. Gen. Klein defies eag order of state guard commander. Page 1 Draft tests today lor 7,uuu in Chicago area. Page 4 Rule ex-wives, tho rewed. can collect in full. Page 5 Deaths and obituaries. Pt. S, p. 7 FOREIGN Report troops mass in Russia opposite Iran. Page 1 Chinesefight for escape route as 8th army rolls on. Page 2 Rescue 19 Americans, war prisoners six months. Page S Ex-slaves tell horrors of Red camp. Tage 9 SPORTS Pirates rout Cubs, 10 to 1; Dickson beats Hiller. Pt. S, p. 1 Illinois wins Big Ten track title; Spartans 2d. Pt. S, p. 1 Ohio State and Coulter win Big Ten golf crowns. Pt. 3, p. 4 COMMERCE AND FINANCE Wilson clashes with stockmen over cattle prices. Pt. 3, p. 5 Railroad trainmen granted wage boosts up to 33 cents. Pt. 3, p. 5 FEATURES Crossword puzzle Page 2 Day by Day on the i arm . rage 1 1 Inquiring Camera Girl. .. .Page 12 Tower Ticker rage is Today with Women Part 2 CARTOONS Aggie Mack, Pt. 2, p. 2: Brenda Starr. 8: Bronc' Saddler. 13; Caesar, 12; Dawn O'Day, 13; Dennis the Menace. Pt. 2. r. 3: Dick Tracy, 13; Ferd'nand, 9; Gasoline Alley, 8; Gigs and Gags, Pt. 3, p. 4; Harold Teen, 12; King Aroo, 13; Laughing Matter. 10; Moon mui-lins. Ft. 3. d. 1: Mostly Malarkey. 9; Nuts and Jolts, 8; Orphan Annie. 13; Peanuts, Pt. i. p. i Smilm Jack. Pt 3. D. 4: Smitty. 14; Terry, 13: The Dailys. 14; The Neighbors. 10; Hmmy, 13; Winnie Winkle, 14. EDITORIALS The Tax Bill Ordered by the CIO: The Mob's Man Adduci: Get tBack on the Main Line: To Im prove Tax Collections. Page 10 (Want ad Pt. 2, pp. 5 to 14) THE WEATHER SATVmDAT. MAT IS. 1951 CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Most ly cloudy; showers; a little cooler; high, 74; low tonight, 50; southwest winds 15 m. p. h. Tomorrow, partly cloudy; cool; high. 68. ILLINOIS: Batfcef elaadyf scattered wen: wiadjr: eaaler aorta. Ta- aaarraw, partly cleadj; eaaler aaata. TEMrEB ATV BES IN CHICAGO 7 a. ai... .SB S a. at... .47 a. a-.. . 10 a. m... .68 11 .-... 65 MMaicM... 1 a. .... 4 2a. at.. ..S3 3 a. m ...59 4 a. ai... .34 5 a. a..t55 6 m at... .S3 7 a. at... .SO S ft. as... .44 m... .70 10a. m... .74 11 a. a... .79 tHKa, tl. Km 7S 12:20. .180-S 1 a- m-' ' 2 a. a....7 S a. B....7S 4 a. at. ...73 5 a. at... .76 a. at... .74 THE MOON NrvWtaaa hnt CWUr FJ Ul CVartar Kl D B atrt V Jim 4 Jaw 12 Jaaa I L s (mrt. B:14. MHia. 1:29 a.aa. tsaMrraw. Marosaf stars: JaaMer aa4 Mcrrarr. Ercalac stare weaaa aaa aaaa Far 24 aaars eaacd 7:20 a. am. May 25 Meaa trweratare, aecrea; an Mai. 61s - nrML 133: rear's mis, 232. Fnriatiatlaau trace: aawthl ensaak 1-43 tack; year's earns, 4.21 laches. Bt.w. i4 If t 22 m. a k. aVIatire haarieWr. 7:30 a. au. 2 Bar at; 1:30 a. ai-. t:w a- av. . Vsraatetar. 7:30 a. av. 29.70," 7:0 a. : 29.S7. Mat aarf atkeT reaarts aa saga II 1 : J fa. DctK, Taxes 1? 7. Memphis Boy Wins Title of No. 1 Speller (Picture en back page) Washington, May 25 (P) Irving Belz, a cocky, 13 year old from Memphis, Term., calmly spelled " insouciant " today to be come the champion of the 24th annual national spelling bee. Appropriately, insouciant means "without anxiety, carefree." Irving got his big chance when the runner-up, Michael Aratingi, 13, of Brooklyn, tried to put a " p." at the start of cuisine, meaning " kitchen, or a style of cooking." Irving, resplendent in plaid shirt, blue shoes, pink shoe laces, and chartreuse socks, spelled cuisine correctly, and insouciant, too, as the rules demand, to become the champion. Every Word a Toughie In all, he spelled 27 words every one a toughie to win the first prize of $500 and a trip to New York City. Aratingi pocketed $300 for the 24 words he spelled correctly. Mary Anne Bechkowiak, 13, of Akron, O., won the third place money $100 for the 23 words she knew. She missed on "gros-grain " leaving out the " s " and adding an e." Grosgrain means " heavy, corded silk or rayon ribbon or cloth." Chicagoan Spelled Out Chicago's Betty L o v e r d e tripped up in the second round on "panoply" and Mary McLaughlin of Chicago went out in the 16th round on "littoraL" More than. 4,000,000 youngsters began competing earlier this year in the contest, sponsored by newspapers. Fusillade, concomitant, appellate, consummate, commissary, halcyon, correlate, dilemma, leprechaun, crescendo, duress, dissonance, svelte, horrendous, trauma, acerbate, corroborate, and codicil. Marjorie Trips Up Oddly, some -of the youngsters spelled the unpronounceable words and then missed a word that appeared comparatively easy. Best example of this: Cute little Mar jo rie Foliart of Crafton, Pa smallest of the contestants. In the warmups, she spelled " a-i-r-o-g-a-m-s-a-t-n-a-h-p," which, as anyone can plainly see, is nothing but phantasmagoria spelled backwards. But in the contest she stumbled over a word much simpler. .She failed to spell " fauna " front ward, . U. OF MIAMI STUDENT KILLED, RESULT OF INITIATION PRANK Miami, May 25 Special A University of Miami student was killed and another was critically injured early today as the result of a fraternity initiation. Thomas Edmund Kleppner, 19, of Washington, Pa., was killed and Fred Evans Jr., 18, of St. Louis, Mo., was injured when they were run over by an automobile on a lonely road 28 miles south of Miami. As part of their pre-initiation hazing for Lambda Chi Alpha, a social fraternity, they w-ere taken blindfolded to the lonely road, let out, and teld to make their way back to Miami. Deputy Sherif E. E. Sistrunk said- they apparently called friends to come and get them, sat at the roadside, fell asleep, and were run over while sleeping. A fish truck was known to have run over them, and the driver summoned an ambulance. However, Sistrunk said another car may have hit them earlier. 2 BOYS ATTEMPT TO DERAIL TRAIN AND ARE JAILED Two 12 year old Chicago boys attempted to derail an Aurora bound train of the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin railroad between Firecracker and Church rds., about three miles east of Aurora, yesterday. They .are in the Kane county jail in Geneva. No one on the train was injured altho the cowcatcher and part of the electrical equipment were damaged. The boys are Gerald Novickis, 4524 S. Marshfield av, and Richard Vojtech, 4S00 S. Ada st. They piled railroad ties and rocks on the tracks. The motor-man saw the obstruction but could not stop the train before striking it, The boys were apprehended by Du Page county deputies three miles from the scene. -They told deputies they had skipped school, taken a ride to Aurora, and planned to walk half way back to save money. L. L. Huntoon, assistant general manager of the railroad, said a decision will be made today as to what charges will be pressed against the pair. Tatal taara-a Hut fmH Cdmlmtin APRIL 1951 920.000 THE CHICAGO TRISUMX Empire State Building Sold for 50 Million New York, May 25 Special The Empire State building, tallest in the world and for two decades a symbol of the wealth and power of New York City, has been sold to a syndicate of Detroit millionaires. The purchasers are Roger L. Stevens, Alfred R. Glancy Jr., and Ben Tobin. The sale price was reported to be 50 million dollars. Stevens, who has a home at Ann Arbor, Mich, is well known on Broadway as a show " angel." Glancy's home is in Grosse Point, fashionable Detroit suburb. Tobin, long active in Detroit realty circles, owns the Hollywood Beach hotel at Hollywood Beach, Fla. Interest in Chicago Building The new owners operate the Glastet corporation, a real estate holding company which has an interest in the State - Madison building in Chicago. The Boston store, until . its dissolution, was housed in the State-Madison building. The Empire State building cost 54 million dollars to construct in the low cost days of 193L - Considered a "white elephant" during the depression era with virtually no tenants above the 60th floor -for years the Empire State has reaped a profit ever since the early part of World War LL Today its 2 million square feet of office space is 100 per cent rented, with a long waiting list of would-be tenants. It is believed now to be the most profitable office building in the world. Report Widow Wanted Cash A company headed by the late John J. Raskob, former du Pont and General Motors executive, and his friend, the late Gov. Alfred E. Smith, erected the famous structure. Raskob held the title of vice president while Smith was president, But Smith's holdings were comparatively small, while Raskob possessed a large block of stock. Since Raskob's death last October, there have been hints that his widow and 10 children wished to convert their interest into cash. Another of the financier's legatees was the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, founded to aid enterprises of the Catholic church. The building measures L250 feet from the street to the top of the mooring mast, This measurement does not include two stories below ground, which give the building an actual total of 104 stories. A television tower, under construction, will add 199 feet to its height ,1'ARTHUR NOT DISOBEDIENT, PROBERS TOLD Senator Pins Down Chief of Staff BY WALTER TROHAN Chicars Tribnne Press Serrice Washington, May 25 Gen. J. Lawton Collins today backed down on testimony that Gen. MacArthur violated military orders by sending United States troops to the Yalu river. Under cross-examination by Sen. Know-land R., Cal. the army chief of staff was forced to acknowledge MacArthur had not been disobedient or insubordinate. Collins' accusation that Mac-Arthur violated military orders was made shortly after the chief of staff began testifying as the fourth witness in the senatorial investigation into the firing of the Pacific commander. Collins More Hostile In his testimony Collins was more critical and hostile concerning MacArthur than were the two administration witnesses who preceded him. Defense Secretary Marshall and Gen. Omar Bradley, chairmen of the joint chiefs of staff. Collins accused MacArthur of "specific violation of military orders " in sending United States troops to the Yalu river last November. He made the charge as he released for the first time the terms of President Truman's proposed peace proclamation to the Chinese Reds, which MacArthur has been accused of sabotaging by his offer of March 24 to meet the Chinese communist commander to negotiate in the field. Collins said that when MacArthur was challenged for sending American troops to the Yalu, MacArthur replied he did it because of military necessity. The Yalu is a river which is the border between North Korea and Manchuria. Let Action Stand Collins said the action was not countermanded by the joint chiefs because it already had been taken. Collins labeled MacArthur's action "a specific example" of violation of orders on MacArthur's part. Knowland challenged Collins' contention that MacArthur had disobeyed orders, insisting Mac-Arthur had not been prohibited from having American troops at the Yalu. The senator said it had been merely "hoped" that a majority of the troops at the river would be South Koreans. Knowland emphasized that both Marshall and Bradley had testified that MacArthur had not violated a single military directive. The Calif orni an read from an official paper showing that on Nov. 24 the joint chiefs had advised MacArthur of growing concern that 'a general conflict might result from the advance of American and supporting forces to the border be- Continued en page 8, column 1 The Tribune's New Offer! The Most Wanted ELECTRIC COOKING Sensation in America as a - GIFT!. SEE PAGE 5, PART 2 Hear Troops Mass in Russia Opposite Iran LONDON. May 26 Saturday Reuters The Daily Telegraph today reported that a military force of unknown size is concentrating in Russian Azerbaijan, just over ,the northwest Iranian frontier, according to military intelligence in Tehran. The report reflected the tension which has arisen over Iran's nationalization of Britain's An glo-Iranian oil company. The paper's special correspondent in Tehran said: "It is assumed that if British military ac tion is taken in the Persian gulf oil fields this satellite force will be available for counter-occupational action in north Iran." This force was not identified as of Russian origin. It contained Kurdish and Azerbaijan ele ments, the message added. Rebel Kurds and Azerbaijan separatists, under Russian influ ence, planned action against northern Iran as long ago as 1947. Iran's Azerbaijan is a semi-aU' tonomous area adjoining Russian Azerbaijan. Chutists Slated for Cyprus LONDON, May 25 (P) Britain announced today she is sending her 16th parachute brigade, about 4,000 men, to the Mediterranean isle of Cyprus within easy strik ing distance of Iran where the British face a major oil crisis. The troops will sail in 10 days aboard two aircraft carriers, the Warrior and the Triumph, and the troopship Devonshire. Officials said future movements of the trouble shooting formation will rest with Gen. Brian Robert son, commander in chief of British forces in the middle east. Defense ministry announcement said the brigade will be going " as a reinforcement to the garrison" in the Mediterranean. Alerting of the paratroops for overseas duty touched off world wide speculation that the brigade was destined for Iran and that such an act might bring the Rus sians into the dispute and set the stage for World War III. Iran Will fight TEHRAN, Iran, -May 25 (JP) In an emotion packed news confer ence punctuated by spells of weeping. Premier Mohammed Mossadegh said today Iran will " fight to the end" for oil nationalization. He warned that any attempt by Britain or any other country to block his government's move to take over Iran's vast oil resources including those held by the British owned Anglo-Iranian oil com pany will soon bring the entire free world to the brink of dis aster." The aged, wealthy Mossadegh broke down in tears when ne told reporters of the plight of Iran's 15,000,000 hungry and ill clad peo ple, living amidst a treasure of oil. Two aids supported him by the arms as he sobbingly finished his statement. Iran is expected soon to reject the latest British note protesting the seizure of Anglo-Iranian oil holdings and proposing to send a top-level diplomatic mission to negotiate a settlement. Russians to Resist BERLIN, May 25 (P) The Russians have advised their East Ger man communist supporters they will "resist" injection of foreign troops into the Iranian oil crisis, authoritative sources said today. Gregory Pushkin, soviet ambassador to the East German government, was said to have conveyed this thought to the German Communists at a top secret meeting in East Berlin this week. The soviet-Iranian . treaty of February, 1921, authorizes Russia to send military forces into Iran if she considers her security menaced. MacArthur Dons Evening Clothes, Sees Stage Hit New York, May 25 VP) Gen. MacArthur donned evening clothes for the first time in years tonight to see " South Pacific," the Broadway musical hit. He and his wife were applauded as they took their third row seats at the Majestic theater. KLEIN REFUSES TO ACCEPT GAG OR QUIT GUARD Defies Bolen Order inM'ArthurCase i f- asBaaaaaar-1 Ktria Tribune. 'If Brig. Gen. Julius Klein of the Illinois National Guard yesterday defied the order of Mat Gen. Harry L. Bolen, state guard com-m a n d e r, that Klein stay out of controversial politics or get out of the guard. I I ; i won't shut 1 Ijht I up and I won't get out, uen. Klein told Ths necessary. Gov. Stevenson, as commander in chief of the Illinois . National Guard, should require Gen. Bolen to withdraw his gag attempt. As long as it stands, I'll keep' on defying it" Gov. Stevenson said late yesterday he had not yet received any word from those involved in the controversy and therefore did not care to say anything about it. . The dispu was disclosed In Springfield Thursday, when it was revealed that Oen. Bolen had taken Gen. Klein to task in a letter dated May 7 for matters arising out of the MacArthur day celebration in Chicago on April 26. Criticism Called Insubordination Bolen's letter accused Klein of "gross Insubordination" In criticizing Maj. Gen. George F. Ferry, commanding general of Chicago's own 33d Infantry division, for canceling from the MacArthur day program in Soldiers' field a 17 gun salute which Gen. Klein's 109th anti-aircraft artillery brigade was to have fired in MacArthur's honor. The salute was fired in stead by the 33d division artillery unit. It also charged that Klein had seemingly exploited his support of Gen. MacArthur " for self-seeking purposes in a manner unbecoming an officer in my command ... in a manner which brings discredit upon your local superior officer." ' Bolen's letter said 5th army officers had denied requesting that Klein's brigade fire the salute, and that therefore Klein's statement in this respect "appears to be untrue." Free Speech Involved Klein brushed off the quarrel over who should have fired the salute as secondary to the ques tion of free speech involved in closing paragrafs of the Bolen letter: Finally, the further self-serv ing statements in the press in connection with your extrication of Gen. MacArthur from involvements with high government officials, which you are said to have divulged to the press, can have no possible effect other than to Inject you Into a highly controversial matter which I, as commanding general, Illinois National Guard, feel as highly improper and un becoming a member of the Illinois National Guard. " This leads me to the inescapa ble conclusion that you should choose between further indulgence on political controversies or membership in the Illinois National Guard. To my mind, the two are completely incompatible. Bolen's Power Challenged "In order to insure cooperation and unity within the Illinois Na tional Guard, it .is desired that you inform me of your decision without delay." Gen. Klein said he had replied to Bolen's letter as soon as pos sible, on May 19, answering the charges in detail and challenging Bolen's right to impose the gag "ultimatum." Klein said he is still awaiting a reply to that May 19 letter. Gen. Bolen told The Tribune by telephone from Cairo yesterday. that ha bad as yet received no

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