The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on September 25, 1948 · 1
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THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION For 81 Years an Independent Georgia Newspaper, Georgia Owned and Georgia Edited Fair, Cool Yesterday: High, 75. Low, 62. Today: High, 75. Low, 54. rvaonrjnrJG Sttircctt Ediftion VOL LXXXI, No. 102 WCON 55 First on Your Dial ATLANTA (2), GA., SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1948 iMUai DiIT? and lgii, antarad at caod-clu ' nattar. Pnat Orfioa. Atlanta Ga. Prict Five Cents 1 rmm, Ffers tAt tail S mm. smwm Canadian Wilds Yield Control 5 to Rescue WINNIPEG, Man. (UP) A U. S. Navy C-45 transport Youth Admits Setting $100,000 Marine Fire WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. iJP) A 20-year-old Steubenville, Ohio, youth has admitted to police he set the fire which caused 1100,000 damare Sept. 15 to th Marine Ways Boatyard in Lantana. Police Lt. W. P. Lockleer said the youth, Identified as Sidney plane missing in the north David Welsh, signed a statement in the presence of Asst. Fire ern wilderness for 12 days has ciuei nay LarraDee, a police ciem ana motorcycle roiiceman ecK Thomas last night that he purposely set the blase which destroyed lt yachts and damaged 10 others. "I also set about 30 fires In Steubenville," the youth told Lock- leer. "The newspapers said lt was about 25 fires, but I was 30." "When I ret the urge, all I can do Is set fires," he said Talmadge Mrs. John Steinbeck Moves to Reno been found and the five men aboard it picked up alive by a rescue plane. The Roval Canadian Air Force A t A . . - . minx it-said early , today the airmen'. Ann n0rr-rrio'c V.ollr tr raarhoH a rancn flvin er Krtat urhiAVi V . " -'-a am ayutttiu -J TV Jtllkl was dispatched to an unmapped lake on whose shore the downed Beechcraft plane was sighted. Move Seen - By M. ,L. ST. JOHN The Herman . Talmadge- aligned Democratic Presidential Electors will be pledged to Truman in the event Acting Gov. Thompson calls a special session of the State Legislature and the Jegisla- all political parties His State Democratic Party officials predicted this move. The purpose will be to permit the lai RENO. Nev. -WP) Mrs. John Steinbeck, wife of the author of, hnt mpals ahnarH th r-ancn Hoirnadge faction to retain control of "Grapes of Wrath" and other best sellers, is establishing a Reno ! RCAF. said, and the flying 'boat; the Party 1,1 the state- will carry them to search head- Whether a special session is quarters at The Pas, Man, 240 j called depends upon whether the residence. Two weeks ago her husband confirmed at their Monterey, Cal., home they had separated. He refused to disclose whether a divorce was planned. Mrs. Steinbeck, a truest at a dude ranch catering- to divorcees, was not available for comment. Boy, 1 1, Kills Dad 'In Defense of Mother' RALEIGH, N. C. (JP) An 11-year-old farm boy blasted his father to death with a- shotgun In defense of his mother. Coroner L M. Cheek reported early today. Democratic Executive Committee, meeting here next Wedensday, miles southeast of the crash site. The crew of a Lancaster bomb er siehted the missing nlano nn nledees it electors to suDDort the 1 1 I mi ! Kt i : 1 Y"- , i : T3..4-. - : I me cufs vi a Jane. ine k.ansO:"llV"a weuiuiiam; xoi i.y iiwmi- flying boat was diverted to theiripe. sources close to Acting Gov. lake and found an arrow in the Thompson said last night, sand pointing south. i Thompson last night was "sleep- Twenty-five miles from and praying over" whether he downed plane the Canso spotted would call the solons Into special the five men. The rescue - ship session. He said he had talked to dropped a map showing the men's !no prominent politicians or labor DOSition and instructing them tnllai-)aT-c -that annosl fnr a ricrhf The father, 37-year-old D. S. Bailey, Of a farm community i proceed to the lake. The plane'of the 'people to vote for whom near Zebulon, N. C died yesterday from two shotgun blasts in 'landed on the lake and awaited they please was a "groundswell" the back and chest. j the airmen there because rugged coming from the people them- r- iir maiA 7i.itn a it! Ariniiinw iiavtii, fnr i j made a ground landing im-'selves. Thompson declared he .... - v '-"I possible, the RCAF said. (wasn't Interested ii two or tnree uays ana came iu ma nuu uvmc j uj uu inere was a possibility that some of the survivors were in jured and vnable to make the long beat his wife several times. The in, Larry, fired the 20-cauge weapon as his father con-tinned the attack In the front yard of the home, Cheek added. New B-29's Set for Duty in England . WASHINGTON (UP) Three groups of B 29 Super orU soon will go to England to replace the 9tf bombers now stationed there, the Air Force has announced. Departure dates for the replacements were not disclosed. But the Air Force said the 28th Group will leave England for its Rapid City, S. D., base In October and the 307th and 2nd Groups will return respectively to Tampa, Fla., and Tucson, Ariz., November. move put anyone "on the spot" politically, that he was interested only in protecting the right of peo- trek' to the lake. The - RCAF t pie to vote for the person of their said it radioed the Canso to signal choice a right which, he said, has too survivors to draw a cross on been endangered recently. the ground If they needed medical attention and a straight line If they; did not. Reports of this operation have not been received. Fruit Inspection WASHINGTON (JF) The Agri- in culture Department has announced establishment of inspection offices Two of the groups have been in England since July, one aarc, .nd August. , j Alabama. Legislative leaders discussed the possibility of a session with Thompson, after , Governor-Nominate Herman Talmadge answered Thompson's threat to call a session by suggesting that a session be held. Thompson and Talmadge legislative leaders agreed on repealing the law requiring five percent of the voters to sign a petition to place candidates other than Demo- Continued on Page 3, Column 2 No;)- - l N I ' " v r WA K .h , -?aj t--" r-- IT' I f, - xmtmtf ' T sill HU ill" Red Sox. Tribe. Yanks Deadlocked for Lead NEW YORK (UP) The New York Yankees are in a triple tie with Boston and Cleveland for the American League leadership. They defeated the Red Sox, 9-6, yesterday, while Detroit was downing the Indians, 4-3. rr tr..i. ; ....MTJ Conatitution Staff Photo Hugh Stovall AT, SCENE OF WEST PEACIITREE FIRE with the Boston and Cleveland defeats, left each of the three clubs with 91 victories and 56 defeats, with only seven games to go before the season closes on Sunday, October 3. The tie was created only a few hours after arrangements were made at American League head quarters in Chicago for a playoff in the event the three, or any two of the three teams tie for the pennant. Of the seven games the Yan kees and Red Sox have left, four are against the fifth-place Tigers, of Cleveland's remaining games ara against the fifth-place Tigers. It was a bitter defeat for the Indians, who had hoped to take advantage of the cutthroat series between the 1 Yankees and Red Sox. But despite home runs by Larry Doby, the Negro star, and Ken Keltner and Joe Gordon, and the fact that Bob Lemon, the league's leading pitcher in the number of triumphs with 20, was on the mound, the Indians couldn't quite make it. It was a bitter defeat for the Red Sox, too, for Boston at one stage held a 5-to-3 lead. But a parade of Boston hurlers was unable to still the dynamite in the Yankee bats the same bats which the lowly Chicago White Sox had stilled Thursday night in a knell of Bomber flag hopes. But as they have so many times this season, the Yankees cam off the ropes again and tho triumph enabled them for the first time to share the lead since tha opening day of the season, way back its April. (Other details on sports pgea.) American Accused by Pres. Peron BUENOS AIRES. Argentina (UP) Pres. Juan D. Peron late last night charged John F. Griffith, former U. S. Embassy cultural attache here, with directing plans for a revolt In Argentina, including the assassination of the President and his wife, Eva. After serving as a spy here, In this free, trusting country, protected by diplomatic immunity . . . ha went to Uruguay and from there he is directing the revolt in this country," Peron said of Griffith. "He has no right to be an American because he is an international spy . - . like those of the same nationality who serve as correspondents but actually are spies and saboteurs. They will have their retribution, so help me God!" , Peron addressed a huge throng gathered .in Mayo Square before the Government's Rose House. The entire "city had been at a standstill since 10 a.m. when the General Confederation of Labor called a nationwide strike to ex press labor support of Peron and Its repudiation of the alleged plot to assassinate him. Sixteen persons had been arrested since early this morning, when Federal Police Chief Gen. Arruro Bertollo, announced the discovery of the alleged plot. , Examination of the conspirators began immediately in the Palermo national penitentiary, Buenos Aires best fortified and guarded jaiL Federal Judge Oscar Palma Beltran was. placed in charge of the investigation. Dewey, Truman Swap Blows on Red Issue r By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A top-rank if long distance debate appears to be shaping up between the Republican and Democratic candidates for President, with Communists and fellow travelers the topics at issue. the GOP nominee added. Mr. Truman, traveling through WCON TODAY Tb Atlanta Constitution Station First in Atlanta At 35 n Your Dial This Morning J0;00 Back to the Bible 11:00 Abbott it Costello Kid Show 11:4S Annie Ree Huff (Ga.'s 14-yr.-old heroine) This Afternoon 12:00 Junior Junction 12:30 Lockwood Doty, News 1:45 Purdue vs. Notre Dame Tonight S:00 Johnny Fletcher 9:30 What's My Name 10:00 Hillbilly Roundup Gov, Thomas E. Dewey said last nigiy that some Communists and fellow travelers have "risen to positions of trust in our Government," said President Truman prepared to argue the issue. Dewey said in a speech for a major Republican rally at Los Angeles that if present laws are not enough to cope with Communists who engage m illegal activities "well get ones which are." In an obvious reference to Mr. Truman, Dewey said some people jeer at the problem of Commu- nisim, "calling it a 'red herring'." Other people, said Dewey, "get panicky about it." "I don't belong to either group," Yuma and other Arizona points eastward to his next major address at Oklahoma City next Tuesday, was reported to have decided to bear down on the Communism issue then. An aide on the President special train said specifically that Mr. Truman's Tuesday speech will be directed toward Dewey's statements that Red influences are at work in the Administration. Dewey said that the thing to do is to Keep the people informed as to what the Communists are doing. If they break laws against trea- Continued on Page 3, Column 3 Bed-T hrpwn Fills Finis To Fize VJesfteiri ILili By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Soviet anti-aircraft shells burst in the crowded Berlin airlift corridor but no planes were reported hit. The Russians notified the Americans and British about the target practice an hour and a half after the shooting started. Pro tests had been filed today. The Russians followed this up yesterday by saying they were going to shift to air-to-ground firing, which would mean a corridor full of zipping machine-gun bullets. The Russian shooting failed to interrupt the. airlift. The protests were the second in WORLD w "f! ouvici. lannsi lit uic corridor. On Thursday a Yak fighter flew wing tip to wing tip with an airliner carrying 30 passengers. On the ground, the Americans ordered all Soviet-sponsored news papers and publications banned from the United States Zone of Germany in retaliation for a similar move by Moscow. In Paris, the Western Powers still waited for a reply from the Kremlim on the Ameriean-British-French note over the Berlin crisis. TODAY Sec. of State Marshall talked for an hour with British Foreign Sec. Bevin. Western officials were reported expecting a Moscow rejection. However, a British delegation official said the Western Powers were not committed to taking the situation before the United Nations General Assembly or Security Council even with a Russian rejection. It was hinted that a new plan was in the making outside the UN channels. In the day's UN Assembly meetings, the. Western-led majorities smothered Russia's repeated attempts to throw out the veto fight and six other explosive issues. The Assembly thus decided to put on its worksheet for coming debate such items as: Argentina's call for consideration of six membership applica- Contlnued on Fag 3, Column S U. S. To Add 10,000 Men To Air Force WASHINGTON (IP) The Air Force, expanding toward a 70-group size, will put 10,000 more Reserve and National Guard officers on active duty during the next 10 months. Announcing this yesterday, the Air Force emphasized that the 10,-000 would be men who have volunteered for active duty and that t is not calling the men. "The majority of the vacancies are for non-flying officers, particularly those technically and scientifically trained. Vacancies for flying officers are limited, chiefly to navigators with radar experience. In fact, there are not enough flying assignments now for all who seek active duty. To raise officer strength to the authorized 58,000 level by next July 1 the Air Force will require about 12,500 men. Approximate ly 2,500 will come from the air re serve officers training corps, of ficer candidate and cadet Gaining classes, graduates of West Point and from a school which will indoctrinate technical and professional officers commissioned directly from civilian life. The rest will be the 10,000 Air Reserve and Air National Guard officers volunteering for active duty. Phone Strike Ballot Asked Requests from several locals in nine Southeastern States for a strike vote in the wage increase dispute with Southern BeM Telephone Company are in the hands of the Executive Board of Division 49, Communications Workers of America, Division Pres. W. A. Smallwood announced. Small wood said yesterday a strike could be authorized any time after Oct. 15, end of the current 30-day negotiation period between the union and the company, if union workers vote to leave their jobs. : Local 204 in Atlanta has not taken action on filing a request for a strike vote, Chairman J. M. Moore, Jr., said. He pointed out that a referendum vote of the union membership is necessary before any strike action can be taken. Fire Damages Barf oot Home, 2 Buildings By ALBERT RILEY Fire originating in the apartment residence of James L. Bar-foot, candidate for Governor of the pro-Wallace People's Progressive Party of Georgia, caused heavy property damage yesterday to two large frame dwellings on West Peachtree Street. The building In which Barf oot and his wife and three small children resided was the 669 West Peachtree Street parish house of the adjacent Unitarian-Universal-ist Church. Dr. Earle Le Barron, Minister o the Church, resides in an upstairs apartn.ent. The Bar-foots and Miss Branson Price occupied the downstairs portion. Flames which shot out of a window in the Barf oot apartment ignited the shingled roof and siding of the adjoining rooming house, owned by Mrs. S. C. Prim, at 679 West Peachtree Street, and severely damngc th .t structure. The cause of the fire, which started in a small bedroom in the Barfoot apartment, was not immediately determined, but police reports quote the Barfoots maid as saying the Barfoot chi Idren had set the house afire, apparently while playing with matches. Only the maid and the children were at home at the time. They escaped without injury and were not in sight when police and firemen arrived. Only a servant was at the Prim house where Mrs. Prim and eight roomers live. Loss obviously ran into several thousands of dollars on the building and in personal property. Several fire companies an swered the alarm, and billowing smoke from the blaze attracted thousands of spectators who lined "K. -at ' ( i f -, -v.; j i ;7 " " J V" ' I -" ? ' I J Brisk Fall Day Is Ordered Again Jus lore tha; weather! That's the si. ug affirmation of the weather-man, and he promises more of the samo brisk Autumnlike weather At-1 a n t a n s have been enjoying this week. It'a "fair and continued cool" for Atlanta and most of Georgia today and through the entire weekend. Today's temperature will rang between 75 and 54 degrees. Yes- game iterday's high was 75; the low, 62. G ,;' '' I WINDY Aaiociated Pros Photo CHILDREN WERE SAFE A policeman and a friend lead distraught Mrs. James L. Barfoot, wife of the Pro- busy West Peachtree Street to gressive Party candidate for Governor, from her burned-watcli firemen battle the flames. out aDartment. after she searched for her children, who were safe. The friend, who identified himself as John L. Richardson, tried to wave photographers away and v objected to newsmen being present while police and firemen asked questions about the fire. He later was identified, by the photograph, as Dick Stauverman, head of the'Wallace-for-President Club at Emory U. . There was general agreement that onl" quic action by the firemen prevented destruction of both buildings. Fire Company 11, headed by Asst. Chief W. A. Fain, w? the first on tht scene The Barfoots moved into the parish house a few months ago, during the church pastorate of the Rev. I. J. Domas, before Dr. I Barron became the church's minister, and their lease on the apartment was scheduled to expire Nov. 15. Probers Bar Public in Red Spy Hearings WASHINGTON (INS) Hous spy probers have called off public hearings on' Soviet atomic espionage "in the interest of national security and the safety of individual lives. Chairman Thomas. Republican. New Jersey, of the House Un-American Activities Committee, la announcing the unit's decision, said a report which will include some tsetimony and recommendations will be made public at th earliest possible time. Thomas said the Committee's decision to abandon public hearings was made for these three reasons: 1. Reluctance on the part of tho Committee to reveal some "of the confidential sources of information." 2. The desire to protect some of the personalities involved "cer tain persons mentioned in testi mony whose identification at thi time would be dangerous to them and the country. 3. Information received by tfce- Committee is "of such importance to national security" that the unit felt public hearings would "reveal vital secrets which in the interests of national security should not tm disclosed at this time." A Warm Welcome PATERSON, N. J. (JP) "Wel come Firemen" read the big sign on the building at 18 Clark St where fire engines came a-clanging. The fire was in the headquar ters of the Paterson Exempt Firemen's Association, host yesterday to the sixty-second annual convention of the New Jersey State Firemen's Association. HERE WE GO AGAIN MOUNT MORRIS, N. Y. (JP) This village, where a dam is being built, has new wel-. coming signs proclaiming: -'"Mount Morris "The best town "By a dsm site. IN OTHER PAGES Pages Classified ads '1-13 Comics 14 Cross-word Puzzle 14 Editorial Page 4 Financial news 10 Goren on Bridge 14 Jack Tarver 4 Obituaries 8 Radio Programs 2 Railroad schedule 11 Ralph McGill 4 I Sports 6-8 I Theater Programs 2 'Qidnop'" Just Bute firottecttki Atlanta detectives are continuing a search for a well-1 The bandit latei 1 "ef" dressed bandit who robbed a laundry pickup station two SSSlS? & blocks from Five Points Thursday. Meanwhile Sheriff Macencountered patrolman leaving Abercrombie, of Douglas County, said there was notning.the store, but said he was taking to" a reported kidnap-robbery at Lithia Springs. Three servicemen attempted 10 "pick up" three girls at a restaurant in Lithia Springs, Sheriff Abercrombie said. He added a man with theg iris drew a pistol in order to frighten the soldiers away. A train crew passing in Lithia Springs witnessed the incident and reported a robbery attempt when they reached Douglasville, the sheriff related. He said the crew inventory of the stock there and wal!rfr! nut nnmnltMl. evidently thought the man at- mtv rw v. H Aiin nA 3 t. tempted to rob the cafe and then M0seley na(j under arrest Alfred forced the girls into the car. iHendrix, alias Henderson, a 30-In the Atlanta robbery, a man, year-old Decatur war veteran, on saying he was from "the Bureau charges of robbing a service sta-of Investigation" walked into a tion at 901 DeKalb Ave, N. on laundry pickup station at Edge-' Sept. 8. -wood Avenue and Ivy Street, N.j- Hendrix allegedly signed a writ- E., and told Mrs. Grace Roper, a : ten statement admitting forcing W. clerk, that he was waiting to pick up a man he had trailed here from Florida. E. Gamble the station operator, to walk down the street after robbing him of $27.

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