The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on June 1, 1950 · 1
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mm CONSTITUTIOI The Weather Mostly fair and continued mild. Today's extremes, 62 and 83. Yesterday, 61 to 80. FINAL CITY EDITION For 82 Years the South9 1 'Standard Newspaper VOL. LXXXIL No. 331. ATLANTA (2), GA THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 1, 1950. fand Dtllj tod KmSfi. nd m HtadtUa Price Five Cents TH ATI ftAILPII UCCI 111 VUl 1L Willing Horse Hard-Ridden! 7 It so happened I was deep in Winston Churchill's "The Grand Alliance" when I read the news of Gen. Wa-veil's death in London. On page 344, dealing with events of 1941. Churchill writes: "At home we had the feeling that Wavell was a tired man. It might be said that we had ridden the .willing horse to a standstill. The extraordinary convergence of five or six different theaters, with their ups and downs, especially downs, upon a single Commander-in-Chief constitute a strain to which few soldiers have b"n subjected. . . . Above all there hung the beating in of the desert flank by Rommel ... we got the impression he had been tremendously affected by this breach of his desert flank. . . . I seem to recall Eden saying that Vavell had 'aged ten years in a single night.'" ' This was in early June, 1941 nine short years ago. Rommel, his ancient and victorious enemy, is long since dead by his own hand, detected in the plot against Hitler, cf whose bloodlust and arrogant ego he, at last, had sickened, and allowed a choice of suicide or the firing squad. . - Winston Churchill remains to write magnificently of the tragic times and to pay merited tribute to the general. Gen. Wavell had five happy years in which to read poetry and write it. He patiently selected his own anthology of British verse and lived to see it published, titled "Other Men's Flowers." , Desert Rats Rommel's later successes overshadowed him. But this plain man, who hid beneath the austere armor of the professional soldier the warmth of poetry, love cf music and the singing word, was perhaps greater in the desert than either Rommel or Montgomery, though the fame of the Afrika Korps and of British troops which drove the Germans from North Africa, overshadows him. They, the German and the Briton, had all they needed of men and fire power when they began their drives. Wavell did not. He had little on which to go when he gave to Britain her first land victories. He began a counter offensive in late 1940 which extended into 1941. Ray of Light France had fallen. The Balkans were lost. Greece had been abandoned with great losses. Gloom circled the world. Wavell began 130 miles inside Egypt. He did not halt until he had driven the Italian troops 500 miles in 60 days, destroying their entire striking force, capturing 140,000 prisoners and great booty. Nathan Bedford Forrest would liked him. He would have unrWstrtod. too. Wavell used the stratagem of continually deploy- in it his forces (one of Forrest s tricks), to present an appearance of great force. He placed dummy mn alon with his scant store of real ones. The Germans were forced to hnrrv to North Africa to rescue the Italians. Rommel was given the iob. He arrogantly pushed . ;ide the remaining Italian com- i land, saying no Nazi general would play second fiddle, and, enormously supplied, began his masterful offensive which was to bring to an abrupt halt the ascendency of Wavell. Kindly Man In 1943 I was invited to a small dinner in London, given by a literary club of ten. Young William Astor presided and he had as the guest of honor Gen. Wavell. I was enormous1 curious about him and pleasantly pleased all through dinner. At first glance he seemed coldly aloof. He wore a monocle, the only Brit n I had seen so adorned save as caricatured on the stage. (I was made ashamed when I learned he wore It because he had lost an eye at Ypres in the first World War and was sensitive aooui iui swu saw, too, ness. his austerity was shy- Indian Soldiers He talked that evening of the desert campaign and of his beloved ' Desert Rats." He spoke with great affection of Indian troops, for which he had a deep resoect and admiration. Some of the poetry in the man tame out as he talked, with exquisite simplicity and modest dignity, of the Indian troops, the land, their Customs and of the headlong rush across the long miles of desert with the pride of Mussolini in full flight before him. I will always recall that evening in London when Wavell talked and so lost himself in his atory that he put away his monocle and forgot all about his sunk- niam glad he had five years to read and write poetry . . . poetry hich was warm and full of sua and flowers. . -7 n i Sunday First Issue Of Combined Paper Today's Constitution Printed on Journal Press The first combined Sunday paper in consolidation of The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution will be pub lished on June 4. Today's issue of The Constitution, however, was published mechanically from The Journal's new plant at 10 Forsyth st Details of the consolidation, bringing together under one roof the South's standard morning paper and the South's largest afternoon caper, were made known today by the publishers. In Fulton Superior court Wed nesday Judge Jesse M. Wood signed an order authorizing the consolidation and granting a char ter to the new corporation, Atlanta Newspapers, Inc. This was done a short time after tne petition lor consolidation had been filed by The Atlanta Journal Co. and The Constitution Publishing Co. The action by Judge Wood marked the final legal step in the consolidation. Atlanta Newspapers, Inc, .the new owning company, returns io-j day to the FCC the construction permit of WCOJN, a property or The Constitution. The ABC network affiliation will be assumed by WGST effective to day. The new corporation has also asked the commission for permis sion to use the tall television tow-i er of WCOH on Willoughby way. N. E. Long-range plans are being made; by Atlanta Newspapers, Inc, to give readers of The Journal and; The Constitution even better news- papers than they have had here-1 tofore. The enormous amount of, detail Involved in a consolidation! Atomic Spy Indicates Guilty Plea PHILADELPHIA (UP) Gold, accused of transmittmg stolen atomic data to a Kus-sian spy ring said yesterday that he probably would plead puiltv when brought to trial. He made the disclosure at a. nrivate ronference with Federal; Judge James P. McGraneryJ whose aM he asked in procuring! defense counsel. The short, swarthy mild-ap pearing scientist told the judge that he "never meant to harm the Farm Post Is Created By Regents The Board of Regents created a new post of Vice President of the University of Georgia in charge of agricultural activities yesterday as a compromise to an independ ent College of Agriculture. The new Vice President will have direct supervision of the present College of Agriculture, the Schools of Veterinary Medicine, Home Economics and Forestry, the the Experiment Stations, the Divi sion of General Extension and Ab raham Baldwin College at Tifton. The Vice President will answer directly to the Chancellor of the University System and to the Ag riculture Committee of the Re gents. The post was not filled at yes' terday's meeting. Neither was the salary fixed. At present the Col lege of Agriculture, the Extension Division and the Experiment Sta tions are under -Dean Harry Brown of the University. The Schools of Veterinary Medicine. Home Eco nomics and. Forestry are separate units of the University and not under Brown's jurisdiction. Abra ham Baldwin College is a separate unit of the University System. The new set-up means that Ab- Abraham Baldwin will become a branch of the University. spokesman said. The proposal for an independent College of Agriculture plugged by Regent Cason Callaway, touched off a debate that ended in adop tion of the Compromise. Callaway said agricultural activities always has been treated as a "step-child.1 He was supported by Regents H. L. Wingate, of Pelham: John Mc- Donough, of Rome, and Roy Em- mett, of Cedartown, all members of the Agriculture. Committee. Chancellor Harmon Caldwell voiced vigorous opposition. He said "this shotgun divorce proceeding would not solve anything but would only tend to weaken both the University and the Col lege of Agriculture. He said it would destroy what has been done in the past 17 years to integrate the University and the College of Agriculture into one institution. He was supported by Chairman Hughes Spalding and Regent San dy Beaver. Ralph McGill, Wright Bryan View Combined Sunday Paper The many features of Sunday's first combined edition of The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution will be discussed by the editors of the two newspapers tonight on "Views of the News' at 6:30 on WSB. Wright Bryan, editor of The Atlanta Journal, and Ralph McGill, editor of The Atlanta Constitution, will share the microphone to give "listeners a preview of Dixie's largest Sunday newspaper featuring 11 complete sections, beginning June 4th. Journal Staff Writer George Goodwin will give the Story Behind the Headlines.. WSB-FM Sends From New Toicer WSB-FM today will begin transmitting from the new WCON 1,000-foot tower on Willoughby Way, N. ., and will use Channel No. 253, frequency 98.5 megacycles. Broadcasting hours will be from 3 p. m. to 11 p. m. The tall tower, together with an authorized increase in power from 48,000 to 54,000 watts, will increase the reception range. WSB-FM had been broadcasting from the Journal 600-foot tower at 1601 West Peachtree St, N. W, on 104.5 megacycles. of this magnitude takes time, but in the long run both readers and aHi7rtiRPrs will orofiL They will nave best newspapers skill exDerience can produce. Many complicated readjustments m mechanical production are made necessary by the consolidation. Continued on Page 5, Col. S Suspect Philadelphia Chemist, Harry United States" and that he wanted a defense attorney wno wouia not prevent him from "co-operat- ine with the iBI Ultimately, I think I will plead guilty." he said. - Gold was arrested May 23 after: a painstaking eignt-month search by the FBI, who snared him from among 1,200 suspects as one oi thosse who took stolen atomic data from the British traitor, Dr. Klaus Fuchs, for relay to Russia. Fuchs is now being questioned by FBI agents in a London prison, where he is serving a 14-year sentence for atomic espionage. Gold is the first American to face the death penalty for atomic spying. The 39-year-old bachelor was brought to Judge McGranery's chambers from Holesburg prison, where he is being held under 5100,000 bond. Seven guards es-l corted him and another prisoner, convicted murderer, to the Fed-! eral Court Building. Gold was very pale and ap peared frightened. He walked with a stoop, his hands clasped together across his waist and look ing straight ahead. At his 15-mmuta conference with the judge. Gold asked him to appoint an attorney "whose pa triotism is unimpeachable and who has respect for the court, the public and the bar. McGranerysa)d that Gold also1 "insisted" on the right to cooper ate with the FBI by telling all he knows about the Soviet spy ring of which he was a member. Gold said he was "destitute' and had only $100 in the bank. Death Misses 'Climb? Star DAWSONVTLLE Screen Ac tress Susan Hayward, star of "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain, al most fell to her death here yes terday. Miss Hay-i ward lost her, footing while trying to make a snapshot of the 729-foot A m icalola Falls, 12 miles northwest of here. William Gray, 20th Century-Fox studio made a heroic grasp at the beautiful star ? Hinrui as She slipped. The two barely missed slipping over the watery precipice. Both Miss Hayward and Gray fell into the water feeding the falls. She suffered bruises, scratches on her legs, and badly shaken nerves. She was taking the day "off' from film shooting. Y 5 C - - ) ' s I , ; . f - u . ft V V Associated Press Wirephoto LIONIZED Refusing to desert a couple of lion cubs who were disowned by their real mother, Mrs. Winifred Thompson of Baltimore hugs the two jungle babies she adopted. She has cared for them since the, mother lion abandoned the cubs at the Baltimore Zoo. Extra Taxes $8Maiion Below Goal By 5L L ST. JOHN With one month to go, the emergency special taxes are falling approximately $8,000,000 short of the anticipated $20,000,000 mark for financing Gov. Talmadge's ex panded services. This was shown yesterday when State Revenue Commissioner Charlie Redwine reported collec tions forthe first 11 months of this fiscal year are running $12, 582,350 ahead of the same period a year ago before the taxes were increased. It is unlikely, observers say, that the final month's revenue will shove the total increase to more than $14,000,000. State Auditor B. E. Thrasher, Jr., assistant director of the budg et, said. the net increase must be approximately $14,000,000 or the expanded services will have to be reduced during the final month. Reason: The $6,000,000 surplus which the State had at the begin ning of the program last August will be spent piecing out the $14,' 000,000 to the $20,000,000 figure, and the State will be broke in sp far as financing extra services is concerned. failure of the corporation in come tax to pay off was consider ed most significant When the rate was hiked by 1 percent by the Legislature last July, it was expected to produce an additional $3,000,000. Instead, for the first 11 months it is nearly $3,000,000 below last year's collections or $6,000,000 below anticipations. Despite the $I-a-gallon tax in crease, Georgia's liquor tax collec tions are less this fiscal year than a year ago. Collections for the first 11 months are $195,606 lower than in the previous period. t Come Inside 60 COUNTS OF GAMBLING AND CONSPIRACY charged against Frank Erickson by New York Grand Jury. Page( 11 WOMEN'S CLUB OF 19 MEMBERS wins $10,000 grand prize in National Community Betterment contest. Page 8 THOUSANDS OF GERMAN RED YOUTHS flop on sitdown in protesting police regulations at border town. Page 7 Bisher 29 Business 33, 34 Charming Cope 19 Classified Ads 35-39 Comics 26, 27 Cross-word Puzzle 26 Doris Lockerman 23 Dr. Brady 25 Editorial pages 18, 19 Financial News 33, 34 Grantland Rice 30 Harold Martin 19 t - X Wane Page, Janice Hawkins, 4 V Cf J. Free For A special committee transit strike last night by lime nartsiieia announced ine HiinerEency .transpor tation Committee composed of Hartsfield. Alderman Ed A. Gillam and Chief of Police Herbert Jenkins was appoint ed two weeks ago. The decision followed a complete investigation of all possible modes of transportation. Jenkins said applications for jitney permits will begin at coon today at the police station. He pomted out all applications will be thoroughly screened and only desirable applicants will be approved. Anyone desiring to operate a jitney may make application. The move followed a decision by Assistant City Attorney J. Charlie Murphy which ruled all unlicensed cars either charging or Union Leader Jesse Walton has called a special meeting of all striking transit workers. Although he 'requested the operators to meet at Fulton High School on Washington Street at midnight tomorrow. Walton said the meeting "is strictly a family get-together. I haven't met with the boys for over a week and we have a fe icthinfifs to talk over." accepting fares or donations are operated illegally. According to City Code regulations, jitneys or jitneybuses are defined as "motor-buses" and are governed by the same regulations. "All applicants must be finger printed and Investigated," Jenkins remarked, "and if approved they may terminate their permit whenever they wish." He said all permits will be automatically terminated when the strike is over. The Mayor and City Council also approved a 10-cent fare charge for litney operators but added their permits will be lifted II any cases oi over-cnarging or misconduct are reported. No per mit fee will be charged. Union leader Jesse Walton was enraged by the move which he said was "illegal." "I'm in doubt as to whether the Continued on Page 7, Col. 1 With Us Ida Jean Kain 25 Jack Tarver 18 Mary Haworth 24 Obituaries ' 35 Radio and Television 28 Society 21-25 Sports 29-32 Star Gazer 23 State News 4 St. John on Politics , 18 Theater Programs 10, 11 Women's Page Feature 21-25 .Bans constitution suff ptioto Hugh Btovtn one kindergarten was just leaving that one of our older members re-TAXI DRIVER AND KIDS HE SAVED and another arriving," Mrs. W. membered tht gift from Winni- Gerry Fountain Hug, Rick Parker. 01 2" m tttc! c Go Driver 10-Cent Permits To Be Granted Fare Private Autos By BILL headed by Mayor Hartsfield outlawing courtesy cars from Atlanta's streets, effective immediate plans for a s . . . ... - 1 I ! . , v ... ! v ' i ' ' n r ) ! I -- ' , , 5v I . ;. i .v., . , t f v . . ; - i '...'- 'A VI V ; v I f ' t ' , J" 1 ".V; i t . ; ' A - A " . V - I i - - - x ' . 1h - f t ' x U Nw : J J Alt M y . . - ft I s ' Ir- i tettssssr i I I X s ' t: L T' J Constitution Btft Photo Carl ruoa EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE The two-week-old committee composed of (L to r.) Mayor Hartsfield, Alderman Ed A. Gillam and Chief Jenkins, which last night ruled out "courtesy cars and approved jitneys, looks over one of the . new City-sponsored auto placards. Red Menace Has Unified West On Counter Needs, Acheson Says; Special to The WASHINGTON Sec. of had now found "a quiet, practical" unity with which xt was calmly lacing the poised menace of the Soviet Union. It was. he said, a plain, business-like com-mon understanding of what was going to be required both militarily and immense significance to the These requirements, Acheson i declared, were hard and. heavy and would fall with special weight on the United States as the richest partner in the Western Alliance. The needs were in fact such, he said, that the free nations had come "to another time of decision" in which they must make yet more exertions to go forward Jest, hi trying to stand still, they fell back to disaster. The Secretary spoke before an HERO BITTEN IN SCRAMBLE Cabbie d abs Mad Bog As Sclwol Children Flee "Any man with kids of his own would have done exactly what I did." . ' t w mnprf "Rirk Parker. 28-vear-old Atlanta taxi driver who yesterday saved , a terrified flock of kinder garten children from an apparently rabid dog and was bit ten himself shrugged off his act of bravery. But to 43 Slaton School young rters. Packer's a hero better Watrhin- from windows of the schooinouse, wnere iacj v to safety, the kias saw rarxer wrestle with a foaming-mouthed ml and. disreeardinz a bite on the hand, removed the animal, from their schoolyard. I wanted to kiss the place to make it welL" declared uorey Fountain, five, cf 168 Ormond St,l S. E- "but the nice man has t; take shots for 21 days!" The "nice man," a native At- lantan and father of five, was drivin a passenger on Grant Street when he saw the dog, show ing every symptom of being maa, fcpadinff far the schooL Parker reversed his cab and rnM natrolline policewoman Mrs. P. M. Chupp to get the chil-j dren inside. "We have double sessions and Fred Nasi principal, said. There TT rt JllLBCJi rtey DIEHL struck the first blow toward city-sponsored jitney service. By WILLIAM S. WHITE New York Times and The Atlanta State Acheson told Congress economically in the West's self present world. lniormai joint session oi me oen ate and House 'in the Library of Congress. Then he submitted to questions from ' the floor raised by senators and members of the House, rather like a British minister confronts the Commons, as no other cabinet officer had done in the known history of this country. His address was a summary of his recent consultations abroad with Western European leaders were 43 children, on the grounds and 39 more on the way: Parker, leaving his cab, caught . . : .took down the street ana asKeq a truck-driver to run over iu iae ... . I A animal, which also bit - another dog tied up in the neighborhood, ag then snot J p.rker, after receiving his ini- tial rabies shot at Grady Hospital, went back to his job. An Army Air Corps veteran, he has driven a Veterans' Cab for the past six years. Bread on Waters WINNIPEG, Man. WIn 1913 the Winnipeg Rotary Club sent $500 to flood victims in Dallas, Texas. Yesterday a cheek for $1,000 arrived for the Manitoba flood relief fund, along with the explanation: "It Just happened (peg. v 9 Gars loosening the deadlocked immediately. At the same Constitution 5 yesterday that the free West - defense, and it was a fact of and the leader of the North At lantic treaty council, the organ of the 12 nations bound together "all for one and one for alL" It .was, on the whole, a reas suring report of western progress. even though there was much talk of great remaining difficulties and an urgent appeal to Congress generally to renew the military assistance program for Western Europe a project for which the sec retary will speak before congres sional committees later this week. No one of the twelve foreign ministers with whom he had spoken, Acheson declared, had said anything "which indicated that there is any immediate threat of war." The threat, he added in substance was of a different kind the ponderous, ever-present weight of the Russians which would be most dangerous if the West allowed itself to become weak. But, he said, it was a menace well understood now, and for all the sacrifices that lay ahead the Atlantic community was firm- Continued on Pace 7, CoL t Weatherman Calls Off Rain Atlantans are promised relief from their footsore troubles from two fronts , today. The Mayor hopes to give citizens a little relief from riderless days, and the weatherman hopes to shut off the rain. Fair and continued mild today, the man says, with a warmer temperature due tomorrow. FAIR The high today will be 83, according to , the forecast, after a low cf 62 was recorded early th;i morning.

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