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S. Land of Equal Opportunity: All Become Taxpayers THE NEWS-TIME The Paper With The Want Ads Phone 3050 6ei Year No. 71. Full Leased United Press Wire Neenah-Menasha, Wisconsin Friday, September 12, 1947. 25 Cents a Week by Carrier 5c Single Copy PKone 3050 DAILY ill to Switch Vo untary ooa Lontroi roposa Government in Ultimatum to Steel Industry Washington.

U.R A Ssnate small business subcommittee warned the steel industry's top leaders today that unless they strive for greater self-regulation, they must expect the government to become their "traffic pop." Denies Charges At the same time President Benjamin Fairless of U. S. Steel Corporation said there was no basis for charges that the bellwether of the industry had taken a "public-be-damned" attitude in distributing its products. He said U. S.

Steel has always tried to distribute equitably among big and small users, and had planned additions and improvements costing $500,000,000 to ease the current steel shortage. Organized Consumer Resistance Is Developing Across the Nation i bum i Tutii.miii i SECRETARY IN BRITAIN. Prime Minister Clement Attlee (left) of England, beams as he places a flower in -the buttonhole of U.S. Secretary of Treasury John Snyder's coat in London. Secretary Snyder -is in London to attend the International Monetary Fund meetings, but British interest seems centered on his talks with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about England's desperate dollar plight.

(International Radio-Soundphoto.) a Markets are Nervous, Grain Futures Crash Chicago Grain futures crashed to bottom limits on the board of trade today as talk increased for control of food prices. The markets were nervous and futures moved quickly both higher and lower as sentiment shifted. But the pressure expaned. From recent all-time record highs, September wheat at times sank more than 15 cents, corn more than a dime and oats more than eight cents. mooo By United Press Organized buyer resistance developed rapidly across the nation today as the price of food shot up-wardward again.

Housewives, alarmed at the Steady rise in prices, determined to quit talking about high prices, and do something about them. Labor unions in many parts of the country got behind the housewives. The idea of forcing prkes dowtt caught on rapidly. On Nkw Method The buyer resistance developed along two lines ohe old, the other neW. The first was ah old method: Tighten the belt and refuse to buy anymore than absolutely necessary.

Individual housewives boomed this method with chain phcne calls, urging neighbors to tie up their pursestrings. The second method was new. It was the formation of cooperatives by buyers, usually sponsored by unions. Their plan aimed at eliminating middle-man profits. bought in bulk, and sold food st cost.

One way or the other, the average man appeared determined to halt runaway prices that spiralle'l up, up and up. Union officials in Detroit started the cooperative movement. But an official of the St. Louis Consumer Federation sounded the keynote. "When consumers tried buyers' strikes against meat, butter and milk they seemed to be ineffective," he said.

"They did not pre vent an increase in those prices (Vhen ceilings -were lifted. Coop erative buying rather than a buyer's strike probably Is the 'best hope for pulling high prices own." Union pent Store A United Auto Workers local representing 16,000 workers at the BrigRs Manufacturing com pany at Detroit authorized the (Continued on Page 2) Arrest Brophy For Writing Bum Check Milwaukee. (U.R) Edward Brophy, for nine years a National Labor Relations Board examiner here, today was charged with writing a worthless check a warrant issued by the district attorney's office. The warrant was sworn to bv Mrs. Louis Miller, who with her husband, runs a meat market.

She charged that Brophy had cashed worthless checks totaling at tneir shop. It was the third such warrant issued for Brophy, who three davs ago resigned as assistant regional NLRB director at- New Orleans, He was transferred to New Orleans six months ago. Remove Wrong Roof Detroit. Mrs. J.

D. Wilson was right When she heard noises that sounded like the roof was coming off of her house. She investigated and found Contractor Robert Scherlie and two workmen removing the roof. Scherlie had the wrong house. He promised to replace the roof.

U.S. Protests to rricane Hits Atlantic Isles San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.R) A tropical hurricane, with winds roaring at 143 miles per hour; threatened isolated Atlantic islands today as it boiled west-northwestward at unusually great speed. The latest storm advisory said the hurricane was centered, at 10:30 a EST, 230 miles east of St. Hartins, F.

W. or about, 600 miles east of Puerto, Rico. Shortly before the advisory was issued General Electric Scientists at Schenectady, N. disclosed that prepartions were not yet complete for dry ice bombardment of the storm and that the experiment would be postponed until a later hurricane. The hurricane lay directly across sea lanes from South America to the United States along which President.

Tuman planned to travel aboard the battleship Missouri. Position of the battlewagon could not be determined immediately, but its cap-tain was being Jcept informed af the storm's progress -and location. Unemployment Is On Increase in California Los Angeles. U.P.) Mayor Fletcher Mowron, who said there is "an alarming increase in unemployment'1 here, warned the people of the nation today to stay out of Southern California "if you are unemployed and looking for work." The mayor, in his weekly radio address last night, said there was "a disproportionate increase of population here and with it an alaTmTng increase in unemployment." He added that the migration into Southern California would increase When any section of the country begins to feel a localized economic colapse. Auto Hits Truck, Goes Into Ditch5 Killed Albia, la.

(U.P Five persons killed shortlv before mid night last night when the car in which they were riding overturned after sideswiping a truck on U.S. highway two mues easi of here. Sheriff John Goodwin identi fied the victims as Robert May, about 24, Albia; Marry w. noage about 20, and Thomas J. Lee, both TTairfiplH Ralrih L.

Heck. Web ster City, and Letha Carter, Albia. Goodwin said the car, driven by May tried to pass threetrucks hauling hogs, xne car siaeswipea nno truck and then hit a second truck. Neither of the trucks was injured. But five of the 50 head of hogs in the second truck were killed.

Roach's Division piled by Solons -V By Betty' Pry or United Press Staff Correspondent Madison. The 1947 session of the Wisconsin legislature ended last night on a slightly sour note. The closing hours of the legislative session, which adjourned at were marred by sharp criticism of Senate Republican Floorleader Warren Knowles for his stand on a minor amendment and protests against the failure to name any Democrat to the powerful new legislative council or two important special legislative to visit state institutions and study the school system in Wisconsin. Transfer Bill it Dead However, adjournment brought a quiet death to the most controversial business before the three-day September session. A bill to transfer the beverage tax division, oil inspection bureau and collection of telephone taxes from the treasury office to the tax department automatically was killed when the lawmakers Voted to adjourn.

No attempt was made in the last hours to get a favorable vote on the bill in the Assembly, which had refused to' agree to shifting the beverage tax division. Assembly opponents of the bill claimed it was a plot to "get" John Roach, head of the beverage tax division which enforces anti-gambling laws. Assembly Democratic Floor-leader Lteland McBarland protested against the failure to name any minority party member to the legislative Council or two legislative c6mmittees. The Senate appointees Were picked by the Senate committee on committees, consisting of Knowls, Sen. Jess Miller, Richland Center, and Sen.

Gordon Bubolz, Appleton. The Assembly appointments were made by Speaker Donald McDowell. The council, nicknamed a ''little legislature" will study state problems between egislative sessions and recommend legislation for the next session. The law setting up the council required' that five senators and five assembly men ie to represent of the 10 congressional districts and the other two assemblymen be picked at large. Bubolx on Committee Council members are: Sen.

Edward Hilker, Racine, 1st district; Assemblyman Alfred Ludvigsen, Hartland, 2nd district; Senator Miller, 3rd district; Assemblyman Milton Burmaster, Wauwatosa, 4th district; Assemblyman Ernest Riebau, Milwaukee, 5th district; Sen. Gustave Buchen, Sheboygan, 6th district; Assemblyman Paul Luedtke, Wausau, 7th district; Senator Bubolz, Appleton, 8th district; Sena tor Miller, 9th district; Assemblyman Raymond Peabody, Milltown, 10th district; and Assemblymen Burger Engebretson, Beloit, and Grover Broadfoot, Mondovi, at-large. Seven legislators were named to a committee to visit state institutions between legislative sessions ajd inspect their buildings. lands and management. Members this committee are: Sens.

Rudolph Schlabach, La Crosse; Taylor Brown, Oshkosh; and Robert Robinson. Beloit; and Assemblymen Frederick Pfennig, Kenosha; Jesse Canniff, Beaver Dam; Mike Cummings, Fifield, and Robert Travis, Platteville. The four legislators appointed to the school study committee Sens. Foster Porter, Blooming- ton, and Melvin Laird, Marsh- continued on Page 8) Seek to Acquire War Arms in U.S. Boston.

U.R) Large-scale activity by foreign government agents negotiating the purchase of war weapons in the United States was disclosed today by Melvin M. Johnson, President of Johnson Automatics, Inc. One of the nation's biggest producers of automatic weapons, Johnson said he had completed a series of conferences with agents of European, middle, near ana iar ooctoi-n niintrieg. Hp said he had dispatched specially-trained rep resentatives overseas ana wumu fnr South America, himself. soon for a "top secret" confer ence.

"Current prospects," Johnson tho United Press, "will re- VVS.V. I suit in military orders for light machine guns and semi-auto- millions of dollars before me enu matic rifles amounting to many of 1947. "For the past two years, uie fhventor of the Johnson light machine gun and automatic rifle said, "our technicians have continued to develop and improve weapons, anticipating the inevitable situation which today con- i fronts the world. Some Action Is Seen Necessary T. i rppn mnR IV wwve wktw tir.t.:HMLMH 1ID Clmr2f- mmt ffirinlc tndav fihied AwaV from proposals to revive compul-' sory food controls.

But they indicated that voluntary rationing may be jiecessary if Europe is to get substantial supplies of food! this winter. In the face of shrinking United States food production prospects. President Truman's advisers at the state, agriculture and com-' merce departments were desperately exploring ways to assure a high level of exports without the domestic economy. Must Make Decision Chester Davis, member of a special government committee oi foreign aid, bluntly put into words yesterday the alternativesi mai omciais nave aiscussea privately for some weeks. This nation, he said, soon must choose between voluntary reduction of meat consumption or re-instate-ment of government controls.

Europe already has been warned that U.S: grain shipments will be reduced below last year in view of a drop in Amoriran ni'ain v-v-1 1 vf i -n Agriculture department officials' said it would be a "conservative" estimate that exports would be reduced 10 per cent. They said' the drop might be more than 20 per cent in the absence of price or allocation restrictions in this country. Few officials, however, consider any controls either practical or possible. Secretary of Commerce W. Averell Hanrtaian said raitidn-ing probably could not be reinstated in time to help Europe this year.

Other government spokesmen pointed out that neither Congress nor the public is likely to oe receptive. to renewal of drastic restrictions. On Capitol Hill, Sen. Scott Lucas, 111., said he did not favor" a return to general price controls but that some sort of regulation was indicated on grains. One alternative to compulsory controls would be so-called voluntary rationing appeals to Ithe-public to conserve food and gd easy in buying scarce eommodii; ties, and to farmers to use less grain for teed.

Doubt Effectiveness But officials are doubtful as to the effectiveness of a volun tary program. The public, thejf said, is still hungry for meat and has the money to buy it. As for urging farmers to cutback livestock feeding, they said: "With eggs a dollar a dozen and butter and 'beef a dollar a pound, what would you do with your grain if you were a farmer?" One of the most alarming pros- pects of the tightening food situation to officials here is the steadily rising price of grains at the market place. They said this inevitably will lead to higher food prices for A pr ie ane on1 v. twiaia us the inflation spiral In addition, it means a further shortening of the value of foreign dollars available for food purchases in this country.

Chicago Police Round Up 'Friday Night' Gang Chicago. (U.R) Today was Friday, but if the "Friday night gets together it. will be only to ijemifiisce. 1 Police rounded up the "Friday-night gang" yesterday. They said the seven-member gang had taken at least $25,000 cash and an untold amount In valuables in 25 tavem robberies during the past year.

The members said they got together and did their work each Friday night. WEATHER Showers most sections this afternoon and in east portion early tonight. Occasional heavy showers central portion this afternoon and in northeast portion early tonight. Clearing west portion tonight and in east portion Saturday. Cooler south portion tonight.

Moderate temperatures Saturday. Twin City temperatures: High: 83, Low: 60. Water level: inches above the crest at the Menasha dam. Iran Assured of U. S.

Support in Disposing of Oil Tehran. U.R) Iran was assured today of United States support in making a free choice on he disposal of Iranian oil, a choice to be made soon whenjiar-liament takes up a draft, agreement on oil concessions sought by Russia. S. Ambassador George V. Allen, in a speech last night to the Iran-American relations society, said the United States would ''Ifecme concerned" if threats were made against this country.

Allen's pronouncement of policy was in the nature of a pointed answer to reports in the Tehran press that the United States might agree with Russia over the exploitation of Iranian oil resources. He spoke-a few hours after Premier Ahmed Ghavam had presented to the Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, a new cabinet regarded by observers as pro-American in sentiment. Allen's speech also followed recent press reports that Russia was concentrating armed forces along the northern border of Iran in what was presented by the newspapers as an attempt to intimidate the government into granting oil concessions. In 1946 a draft agreement of soil concessions sought by Russia was drawn up. It was one of the basic conditions for withdrawal of Soviet forces from Azerbaijan province, which they occupied dur- in gth suppUesi to Russia were moving through -this country.

Gahvam reported that the concession was conditional upon ratification by a new Iranian parliament, then to be elected. It was elected this year, and will meet soon. Labor Party Is Losing Ground Liverpool, England (U.R) The Labor party's record of winning every parliamentary by-election since its landslide in remained intact today, but its margin over the Conservatives in the latest balloting was down sharply. The first test of strength between the Conservatives and La-borites since the economic crisis under the Labor government became critical ended with both Sides claiming a moral victory. Laborite A- B.

Irvine squeezed by with an edge of 1,953 votes in the Edge Hill district of Liverpool yesterday over Conservative J. R. Bevins. The late Dr. R.

Clotherow, Laborite member of Commons whose seat was 'being filled, won by a majority of 6,039 in 1945. The vote in the predominantly working class district was Irvine 10,827, Bevins, 8,874, Sir Hubert Young, Liberal, 910; D. Gibson, Independent Labor, 154; and C. Foster, Independent, 48. The minor party candidates drew such scant attention that the election shaped up almost wholly as a test between the Conservative and Laborite candidates.

In a post-election statement Irvine hailed the results as "a great vote of confidence for the government" Bevins, however, pounced on the greatly reduced majority of the Laborites as a "moral victory" for the Conservatives. Vets Cash 642 Million Worth of Leave Bonds Washington. U.R) The treasury reported today that World War II veterans have cashed some $642,000,000 worth of terminal leave bonds since Sept. 2, and added that daily redemptions now are declining. Redemptions last Wednesday, latest day for which figures were available, totaled slightly more than J0.0O0.

That compares with $88,000,000 on Tuesday. When Congress passed legislation in July enabling veterans to cash in their bonds, it was estimated that about $2,000,000,000 worth of bonds were held by some 8,500,000 former servicemen. lhe Senate subcommittee position was stated by its chairman, Sen. Edward Martin, as the group met with 15 "blue ribbon" steel executives to talk over the industry's problems. Primarily, the subcommittee is trying to find out if the industry is producing less than it can.

Martin, former Pennsylvania governor, opened the round table talks with this statement: "Those of you who know me, know that I am a strong advocate of the American free enterprise system but I want it to func tion with proper regard for the public interest if evils like the steel gray market and other abuses which have developed, and similar racketeering in other lines of business do not end, don't be surprised when Uncle Sam moves in as a traffic cop." Want Industry's Views The subcommittee conceded frankly that it wanted industry's views on the allegations made yesterday by the United Steel-workers (CIO). Union officials charged that steel was holding back to two-thirds of its present capacity, and should instead be expanding beyond its present production limitations. Martin said the investigation to date had uncovered a definite "grey market" in steel, "a yicious condition-" What does the Indus-try propose do about it, he asked. Fairless told the subcommittee the industry is turning out more steel now than at any time in the nation's peacetime history. Fairless blamed the steel and coal strikes, and the war for the present shortage.

Pennsylvania Hospital Has Triplets and Twins Lancaster, U.R) The stork brought a "full triplets and a pair of twins, when he visited the Lancaster General Hospital yesterday. 'The babies, all born within 47 minutes, included two boys and a girl born to Mrs. Earl Farley, and a boy and a girl to Mrs. Lester Newswanger. Roving Reporter Wilderness notes: The 10-Year-Old's latest obsession is to have a pet skunk.

Deoderized variety. Saw one advertised in a sports magazine for $15. Saving his money for it We don't par- at a recent trip up North, rear wheel, still smelled skunk for two days later. Skunks, like other animals, including man. seem to prefer certain neighborhoods.

One in the Thunder Mountain area of Marinette county, always has plenty of skunks. Our first trip down a remote forest road towards the South Thunder river, was a very slow one a family of skunks skittered casually ahead of us in one of the ruts, and would not dive into the side brush. Not for almost a mile. 1 Had occasion to go along this self-same woods road-a few Sundays ago, and darned if a little skunk didn't make a one-skunk procession ahead of the car, so that we bad to move along at a skunk pace until three-quarters of a mile later he decided to hit into the bushes at the side of the road. Grasshoppers in quantities were removed by the shovel- ana wnnurniw-iuu oiong Ls Ice Michigan shores lately.

A mass flight had been shunted into the water by the wind, it is diagnosed, What we noticed about grasshoppers this summer, is their prodigious size. Some were two and possibly three inches long. Nearly as bulge-bodied as a man's middle finger. And thick as the proverbial fleas on Rover's back. Trout along grasshopper meadows fared lushly this August and September.

Fire at Albany Albany. A $50,000 fire destroyed three buildings and injured two firemen here early today. Fireman Willis Kopp was torch exploded and William Pryce torch exploded' and William Pryce fell and injured his shoulder when a-post gave way. The blaze burned out two buildings occupied by the Krostue Implement Co. and another occupied by Alvin Miller Grocery store.

All three owned 'by Henry For-ham, who said he. carried little insurance. The fire apparently started in the rear of the implement company. By the time it was discovered, at 3:15 a.m., the interior of the building was aflame. Firemen from Albany, Brodhead and Monticello fought the blaze for more than three hours and were still pouring water on the ruins at mid-morning.

Immell Is Commander Of Airborne Division Washington. U.R) Maj. Gen. Ralph Immell, Madison, today was the new commanding general of the 84th airborne division of the 5th army. Immell's appointment was announced here yesterday.

His command would be operative in an emergency, the war department said. Immell, a veteran of two wars, was an unsuccessful candidate for governor in Wisconsin last fall, and was formerly adjutant general of Wisconsin. Hopkins Widow Weds Ardmore, Pa. U.R Mrs. Louise Hopkins, widow of Harry Hopkins, adviser to the late President Roosevelt, will be married here today to New York Socialite Architect Geofrey Gates.

The ceremony will be performed this afternoon at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Ludington. In attendance will be another victor tt Mrs Hnnkins. Miss Gert rude Macy, New York; Hopkins' daughter by a tormer marriage, rvianna Hnnkins: Gates' twin brother.

John, and his son, Goef- frey, Jr. Lewis to appeal the conviction to the state supreme court. Lewis' appeal was filed with the court )this morning by his attorney, Harry Meissner. Under normal supreme court routine, the appeal would not be heard until November; Meissner today petitioned for a longer stay of execution pending the outcome of the appeal. His petition claimed that the minister was "convicted on purely circumstantial evidence unrelatted to the fire" that caused $150,000 damage to the church.

The supreme court refused to grant the longer delay today because of a state law requiring that there is "reasonable doubt that judgment would not stand" before a regular stay of execution can be granted. 'LAW WONT HELP' Housing Expediter Frank Creedon, in Washington, D. tells special Congressional committee inves-tisatine the housinc shnrtnup i that legislation will not correct xne snonage Drougnt on by middle men taking unnecessary profits in the building material markets. Creedon declares the cost of. homes will come down only when full production brings competition back.

(Int.) Cairo Is Again Torn by Rioting Cairo U.R) Policemen wielding whips and staves clashed today in the ancient section of Cairo with demonstrators who stoned them and shouted denunciation of the United Nations security council. The latest in the series of demonstrations protesting the council's failure to support Egypt's case against Britain broke out after noonday Moslem prayers. Huge concentrations of Dolice Dre- vented large scale rioting despite the tense mood of the crowds. Chants of "long live the revolution" and "down with the security council and imperialist powers" reverberated outside the Alaz-har mosque. In the 'Malika Farida square crowds stoned the police, -who struck back and broke the demonstrators into small groups.

Many demonstrators were arrested. Most shops' in the area were shut. Fowler Is III Madihon. Justice Chester A. Fowler, 84, spent a fairly comfortable night and his condi tion is "pretty attendants at Madison General Hospital reported today.

The judge, a veteran member of the state Supreme court, was taken from his chambers to the hospital by ambulance yesterday afternoon. Yugoslavia The protest concerned six incidents of Yugoslav detention of allied personnel. They included: 1. Five British riflemen were seized June 16 in the Yugoslav zone around Trieste and return to the U.S.-British zone on July 19. 2.

Last March 1 a British officer was disarmed, undressed and searched by Yugoslav authorities. 3. On Aug. 9 a U.S. Army officer and an American enlisted technician were "forcibly seized" while fishing on the Isonzo river near Plezzo.

They are still detained. 4. On Aug. 1 two British seamen from- the British ship Ajax were apprehended in the Pola area. The protest said they had entered the Yugoslav zone "presumably on their own initiative." 5.

On Aug. 2 three British soldiers were arrested in the area of Albano Vescova while on patrol duty. 6. On Aug. 21 two British spl: diers were seized by Yugoslavs in the vicinity of Pola.

On Mistreatment of Americans Court Grants Temporary Stay In Case of Milwaukee Pastor Washington. (U.R) The United States has protested "vigorously" to Yugoslavia against "unwar ranted detention and maltreatment" of British and American military personnel, the state department announced today. The protest was delivered note form by U. S. Ambassador Cavendish Cannon at Belgrade last night.

The note revealed that Yugoslavia still holds two U. S. personnel and seven British offi cers and men. Five other British riflemen, de tained by the Yugoslavs but since returned, had suffered serious maltreatment," the state depart ment said. The U.S.

protest was made on recommendation of Lt. Gen. John C. H. Lee, supreme allied com mander in the Mediterranean and therefore responsible for British as well as American personnel.

The American ambassador in Yugoslavia was instructed to de mand immediate release of all U.S. and British military personnel now held by Yugoslavia. Madison. The Wisconsin supreme court today temporarily postponed sending Dr. John Lewis, 73-year-old Milwaukee Presbyterian minister, to the state prison to serve a one-to-five year sentence for burning his church.

Lewis was due to go to prison Monday. The supreme court granted a temporary stay of execution of the sentence until Sept. 24. On that date the court will hear Lewis' petition to extend the stay pending the outcome of his appeal to the supreme court. The minister was convicted by a Milwaukee court jury June 27 of setting fire to his Calvary Presbyterian church last Jan.

25. Milwaukee Municipal Judge Herbert Steff es postponed the start of his sentence to permit Dr..

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