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1947 Sun. Moat AUCUST Tua. WM. Thill 1947 Fn. ' Btt. r V Z- ex. w . a 1 2 3 10 17 24 31 4 1 1 G3 25 5 12 19 26 6 13 20 27 7 14 21 28 8 15 22 29 9 16 23 30 FIFTY-THIRD YEAR SIXTEEN PAGES (AP) Associated Press (UP) United Presa 5s a copy $1.25 a month . MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 1947 Entered at Postofflce, San Bernardino, California, aa Second Class Matter AnrPD EEL ABE Weather Forecast Southern California Mostly clear today and tomorrow except night and morning low cloude or fog near coast and partly cloudy afternaona and eve nlnga over mountaina and Interior sections with few thunderstorms; little change In temperature. San Bernar. dino-range yesterdayi 9558. Central and Northern California Clear today and tomorrow except for coastal fogs. it F VWLm Juv J Atcheson, Chief MacArthur Aide, Missing in Crash HONOLULU, Aug. 17 OP) Ten persons, including George C. Atcheson Jr., 50, chairman of the allied control council for Japan, and high-ranking military officers of the occupation, were killed or presumed dead today in the crash of an allied headquarters B-17 into the Pacific a few minutes' flying time from Honolulu. Only three of the 13 persons reportedly aboard the plane were saved, including one staff officer of General MacArthur's headquarters. Five bodies were recovered from the debris-strewn " ' ' ,- 1:1 ''' 'C ' 1 TV v ii .sTtih MISSING George C. Atcheson Jr., chalrmgn of allied control council for Japan, and 'nine other persona are dead or missing after a piano crash In Pacific, Louise's Ardor For Bud Cools Her Love Different, She Tells Cellmates SANTA ANA, Aug. 17 (IP) Beulah Louise Overall's feelings toward her fiance, George (Bud) Gollum, 21, are those of a mother toward an irresponsible child as the result of revealing love letters at their murder trial, she said today. "I still love him, but it's different than it was," the 18-year-old heiress told her cell mates . in the county jail. Her feelings were now those of a mother toward an irresponsible child and she no longer trusted Gollum's judgment as a man, she explained. The 16 love notes exchanged between the two In jail told of erotic desires and were introduced into their trial only after long arguments. Parts of some of the letters were so obscene that Judge Kenneth Morrison ruled that the six women and six men, composing the jury trying the two on charges of killing her parents, will read them silently in the courtroom. This task is expected to be completed tomorrow. "Bud should have had more sense," Miss Overell said, "But I thought he knew what he was doing when he sent those letters. And I was very lonesome in my cell. I was glad to hear from him." Slaying of Arab Hits Palestine Peace Hopes JERUSALEM, Aug. 17 UT) Outbursts of violence in which one Arab was stabbed to death dashed the hopes today of moderate Jews and Arabs that the week-old warfare would subside in the Holy Land with the week end religious holidays.. The fatal stabbing in Tel Aviv's Yemenite quarter Raised the week's total fatalities to' 35, of whom 24 were Arabs. Five persons were wounded, two seriously, in today's clashes. .Pacific 70 miles from Honolulu. The dead or missing and presumed dead after hours -long search by a fleet of air and sea rescue vessels and aircraft included Atcheson, Col. Carl A. Russell, assistant chief of staff of G-3, Col. David Larr and Navy Capt. Randolph B. Boyer. The three survivors had clung first to a life raft that later spilled in squally seas and then floated through the night in their life- jackets until a lifeboat was dropped to them from an air-sea rescue plane after dawn today, LITTLE HOPE HELD They are Col. Harvey P. Huglin, Capt. Thomas L. Rider, the plane's pilot-designate when it left Tokyo, and Sgt, T. J. Holland, one of the plane's crew. Huglin and Rider were in "good" condition, the latter suffering a broken arm. Hol land had serious head injuries. A radio message from the destroyer Rowan said there appeared "little likelihood any of the miss ing will be found alive." ' But Vice Adm. John L. Hall Jr., commandant of the Fourteenth na val district, declared that the sea search for the missing men would continue throughout the night, al though the air search would be called off at nightfall until dawn. "As long as there is a chance of finding one man dead or alive our ships will continue the search," he said. RUNS OUT OF FUEL The converted bomber ran out of gasoline in rough weather just before midnight last night. It was on the Kwajalein to Honolulu lap of a lokyo to Washington, D. C, run carrying the high officers back for consultation. It broke apart when its co-nilot. Capt. K. R. Still, one of the missing, attempted to "ditch" it in an emergency landing. Huglin, of Fairfield. Iowa, said Atcheson, MacArthur's high hand man and chief political adviser, was not seen to leave the plane. Huglin said that Atcheson, a 50-year-old career diplomat whose word was widely respected on far-eastern affairs of the state department, was sitting in the central cabin three feet from an escape hatch when the plane plowed into the sea. The veteran diplomat merely smiled at him, he said, but did not speak. Navy Lt. Kenneth Peterson. 32. of San Pedro, California, skipper (Continued on Page 2, Column 4) 1,300 Women in Hold Hem Line in ' DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 17 MP Thirteen hundred members of the Little Below the Knee club, an organized revolt against new long skirts, will hold that hem line in the southwest this winter. ' Mrs. Warren J. Woodard, president, attractive, 24-ycar-old Dallas housewife, founded the L.B.K.s three weeks ago because: "I didn't feel like throwing away my entire wardrobe and I thoueht a Int. nf other women might feel the same way. "This winter we're coins- to wear the clothes that look best on us the styles we have right now. Why should a girl cover up her legs they may be her best selling points." Last night the L. B. K.s held a spirited meeting in a park here, planned a parade for next Satur day and a banquet for later in the monin. Herman Philinson. 59-vcar-old owner of a Dallas dress shop, was a speaker. "I just came out here to IpII you ladies that I think you are Twin Cries Audibly Hour Before Birih Mary Catherine Joseph (right), 2-day-old twin who cried audibly an hour before birth, Is her sister and mother, Mrs. J. William Joseph, In a Cincinnati hospital. The baby created a at the hospital by preblrth cries. The other twin's name It Lynn. with tion Violinist Fights For Daughters Stephan Hero Stays In His Jail Cell BEVERLY HILLS, Aug. 17 (IP) Violinist Stephan Hero, 33, to day in his jail cell planned an all out fight to retain custody of his two daughters from his father-in-law, Jose Iturbi, concert pianist and conductor. Hero wil be arraigned in munici pal court tonjorrow afternoon on child stealing charges for spiriting his daughters, Maria Teresa, 10, and Maria Antonia, 9, from the Iturbi home here June 10 to his own home in Forest Hills, N. Y., where they now are under "police protection." "It's just as well that I fight this custody battle through now," declared Hero, who was arrested Friday night at Redlands at the conclusion of a concert in which he appeared. "I'll fight it right through the courts because I want my children. I want them to grow up as normal American children, playing with dolls and going to an American school," Hero added. He is held under $15,000 bail. "They didn't behave like chil dren when they lived here with their grandfather. They had too much adult environment. Iturbi is a fabulous personality who insists they live like adults." The two children were the cen ter of a custody fight from 1939 to 1943, when Iturbi asked custody on grounds his daughter, Maria Iturbi Hero, who shot herself to death April 17, 1946, was not a fit mother. Little Below the Revolt Against right. I think the designers and dress industry are trying to get away with murder. The new styles render even your coats obsolete and with half the world begging for material to cover its naked back I can't see that there's any justification for these new drastic fashions. "Every month I send clothing packages to the poor in France. At the same time, Paris designers tell you to throw all your clothing out the windows. It doesn't make sense. "During the war the dress industry made money people couldn't buy hard goods such as radios, vacuum cleaners and refrigerators so they spent their money on dresses. Now hard goods are back, and the dress industry is fighting hard for the biggest slice of your dollar it can get. These foolish new stvles are the result. I'll tell you something more every merchant is receiving notices of price increases which will be charged off to the consumer. IWIIli W. ? m ARRESTED Violinist Stephan Hero sits in jail following arrest at Redlands on charge of stealing his own two daughters. Midwest Simmers in New 95-100 Degree Heat Wave (By Associated Press) Widwesterners simmered Sun day in the caldron of a new heat wave which was not expected to be broken until Wednesday while both coasts had pleasant temperatures with some rain in the east. Temperatures ranged between 95 and 100 across a wide swath of the nation's mid-section from Texas to southern Minnesota. Knee Club Will New Long Skirts "The change in fashions won't be tough on'Mrs. Vanderstilt. The tragedy of it all will be with the poor little shop girl who will be made to feel pitiful and tacky." Mrs. A. B. Taylor, 48, said: "During the First VS'orld war I wore hobble skirts and I had to hoist them when I got oh a streetcar. A few years later, skirts were above my knees and I had to hold them down when I got on a streetcar. Well, I'm fed up with this foolishness from New York and Paris." A sprinkling of silent men attended the meeting. Warren Woodard, 27-year-old combat veteran, was among them. "This movement may amount to something," he smiled. "My wife is a determined woman." The L. B. K. club asks no membership fee, no dues just a pledge that the woman joining will refuse to wear new style dresses. "We're thinking of ordering a lapel emblem," Mrs. Woodard said. "A pair of crossed legs with th skirt a little below the knee." shown sensa- British Arrive For Loan Talks ' Easier Terms Will Be Sought in U.S. WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 MP) A British financial delegation arrived I-iita Inrlav Viv nlflnp tt hpcrtn 1nll;: VN'iin American uea.Miiy umuiaia on easing terms of Ihe $3,750,000,- 000 British loan to help that coun try weather its current economic crisis. Earlier Sir Wilfrid Eady, undersecretary of the British treasury and chief of the delegation, told newsmen at New York's La Guar- dia field that "we are here to talk about the loan and its more rapid exhaustion than we or the United States government had anticipated at the time we made the loan." "We have been running through the dollars faster than we expected when we negotiated the loan and we have come to discuss how it happened," he continued. Sir Wilfrid said that he had no specific proposals but that "we will explain our position" in the light of current developments and their effects after the loan was negotiated. Asked if there might be discus sions of a new loan, he said: "As far as we are concerned it is not on the agenda." Asked why the loan had been exhausted so rapidly, Sir Wilfrid said it was because of the "failure of the rest of the world to recover. We have had to purchase more in the western hemisphere. It is due purely to a production crisis and a very slow recovery in the eastern hemisphere, generally." Manfz Cuts Minute Off Speed Record OAKLAND, Aug. 17 (JP) Los Angeles speed flier Paul Mantz set a new record of 50 minutes, 39.5 seconds for a flight from Oakland to Burbank today, bettering his record of 51 minutes, 56 seconds set on a Los Angeles-Oakland flight yesterday. The speed trials were a feature i of the two-day Oakland air show which closed today. Flying a converted P-51 Mustang, Mantz took off from Oakland airport at 4:28.30.5 and show officials reported he arrived at Burbank at 5:19.10, averaging slightly more than 400 miles per hour for the 340 miles. British Coal Mine Death Toll Placed af 104 WHITEHAVEN, England, Aug. 17 (IP) The death toll in Friday's explosion at the undersea William coal mine was officially fixed at 104 today when rescue workers gave up all hope of finding 14 missing men still alive after recovering the bodies of 90. x U.S. Charges Hungarian Reds Rigging Election , Million Opposition Voters Disqualified On 'Flimsy' Pretext WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 im The United States and Britain today accused the Communist-dominated Hungarian government of attempting to control the Aug. 31 elections by disqualifying a million opposition voters, and initiated direct action to obtain a "free" election. The election is to name members for the Hungarian national legislature. British and American representatives in Budapest were instructed to urge Lajos Dinnyes, Hungarian prime minister, to take in the words of the state department "all necessary steps on behalf of his government to correct the prevailing electoral abuses." FLIMSY' PRETEXTS The official American statement cited the listing of Jews as Nazis, and of old women as prostitutes, as examples of the methods used to disqualify voters on "flimsy" pretext. The British said thou sands were being disqualified "for no good reason." The state department, in an of ficial statement, declared that this government desires to prevent de nial to the Hungarian people of freedoms guaranteed by the peace treaty between Hungary and the victorious powers. It referred to the Communist party as the "minority" and ac cused it of "unwarranted interfer ence" with the right of Hie oppo sition parlies to prepare freely their own lists of candidates. MILLION DISQUALIFIED The statement contended there had been "wholesale disfranchise' ment of voters by 1he Communist-controlled electoral machine amounting to 70 per cent of the voters in some districts and estimated at 20 per cent of the electorate, or about 1,000,000 Hunga rian citizens, throughout the country." "The overwhelming majority of Hungarian citizens thus far dis-'j franchised are non-Communist," (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) Hunter Rescued After Lying 10 Hours in Canyon DUARTE, Aug. 17 (-William A. Ilarter, 42, Duarte hunter, was rescued today from 600-foot deep San Gabriel canyon after lying helpless nearly 10 hours from a fall. Sheriff's Capt. Robert Do Wire, who led the rescue party, reported Harter said a bobcat had leaped from a ledge and knocked him rolling down the steep,, shale-covered mountainside. His legs paralyzed and neck possibly broken, Harter signaled with his undershirt tied to Willi UHUtl illlll I. l branch, finally attracting another hunter hours after his fall. The sheriff's posse hoisted him up in a stretcher. BEAR KILLED OUTSIDE ZOO AFTER ESCAPING SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17 IJF) A full-grown Russian brown bear named Hitler and his mate, Peggy, escaped from their grotto at the San Diego zoo today and the 800-pound male beast was later killed outside the zoo grounds after charging keepers in a frenzy of terror and rage. The female was herded back into the grotto. Mrs. Belle Benchley, zoo superintendent, said a plank was found thrown from the outside to a ledge across the grotto's moat and that the bears apparently had made their way across on it. "We don't know who put it there but certainly the bears didn't," she declared. The bears, brought from Hamburg, Germany, in 1935 when they wrt cubs of four or five) months. Government Acta Against 'Illegal' Market Controls WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 W The federal trade commission accused almost the entire steel industry today of price fixing and "unlawful combination and conspiracy" to throttle competition. Chief target of the action is the generally-used "basing point" system of prices, a technique which the F.T.C. said results in identical quoted prices by all suppliers regardless of the length of freight haul and in the same manner "as though all mills were under one ownership and control." Russia Tightens Squeeze on Iran For Oil Fields TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (P) A Soviet squeeza for Iranian oil appeared to be tightening today t the Iranian parliament (majlis) accelerated Its organization, presumably for early consideration of the 16-month-old Russian oil agreement. Some diplomats predicted "decisive government action within the next 43 hours." An American Army officer returning from the northern provinces said 3,000 Russian troops had massed south of the Caucasus and that "invasion jitters" were sweeping Tabriz and Meshed, the nation's second and third largest cities. Ousted General Given Ovation Former Soldiers Cheer Kilburn CHICAGO, Aug. 17 UP) With Ihe cheers of his former soldiers ringing in his ears, Charles S. Kil burn, former commanding general of the Hth Armored division, left today for his home in Larkspur, California. Kilburn, a retired brigadier general, who was relieved of his com- mand March 9, 1945, during the Rhiheland campaign, came here to attend the division's first national convention. When he was introduced at thejincrease in steel Prices which was feature luncheon of the three-day If nounced d"rinS July. 1947. Pro- meeting, Kilburn received a stand - ing ovation from 800 members and guests. A similar demonstration took place after he gave a de- !tailed off the record account of events preceding his removal a shift he said was never publicly explained by either XII corps or Third army, under which the division fought. The convention adopted a resolution bv unanimous vote that "the jmen of the 11th Armored division wisn io reainrm ineir Dener mat in Brig. Gen. Charles S. Kilburn they had one of the best division commanders they ever had, and also regret lhat he did not remain . j ( jln c"mmnna' The convention also adopted a constitution making Kilburn an honorary president. had never known freedom before. "They were terrified, of course," Mrs. Benchley said. Peggy was herded back into the grotto shortly after the escape was discovered at 9 a.m. by Donald Bruer, keeper. But Hitler lumbered off down a canyon, hiding in dpnse brush. He crawled through a hole in the zoo's fence and ran into a nearby Balboa tool house where he was ; discovered at 10:30 a.m. "He was a cornered wild animal and his terror turned to rage," Mrs. Benchley .reported. The keepers shot him after it became apparent he could not be driven back into the zoo. Mrs. Benchley recalled that the only other escape from the zoo in 21 years was by another bear some years ago. 1 the complaint starts a proce- dure which, after hearings, may end in a cease-and-desist order enforceable in the courts. The commission ordered a hearing for Sept. 19 in the F.T.C. offices here. Issued only a month after industrywide price boosts, the complaint names as defendants the American Iron & Steel institute, New York, and its more than 100 members including "all the im- jportant steel producers in the jcountry. 26 FIRMS NAMED Named specifically are 26 cor-jporations, starting with United States Steel and eight of its subsidiaries. All are given 20 days to file answers. To the extent that the producers act "collusively in the production and pricing of their goods," the complaint charges, they are able to "frustrate and destroy price competition among themselves and Institute Silent NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (m The American Iron & Steel Institute said today It would have no immediate comment on the federal trade commission's accusation that the steel industry had engaged In price-fixing. thereby to dominate and manipulate the markets in which their unorganized customers and con sumers must buy such goods." "The producer-respondents have exercised that domination and power to control and manipulate the market collectively through the offices of the American Iron & Steel institute," the complaint- continues NO COMPETITION "That fact is evidenced by action taken in connection with the 1 .auve,, sup- ported that increase through the offices of the institute. "Representatives of producer-respondents have announced that the increase aggregated hundreds of millions of dollars." The steel price boosts, running $5 to $7 a ton on most items, were ordered into effect despite a request by President Truman that the companies wait and see the actual costs of John L. Lewis' new coal wage agreement. The F.T.C. complaint notes that steel is the "basic industry of the nation" and alleges that, but for the "conspiracy," its members (Continued on Page 2, Column t B-17 Bomber Missing On Alaskan Flight ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 17 (IP) Planes from Elmendorf field fanned out over the mountain-dotted 600-mile stretch between Anchorage and Cold Bay today seeking trace of a B-17 bomber which crashed last night. Officials did not divulge the number or names of persons aboard the craft and said no further details of the crash were available. A B-17 usually carries 10 crewmembers. GOING OUT OF ' BUSINESS SALE I ALL PRICES ON WOMEN'S WEAR SLASHED FAR BELOW COSTl BLOUSES Keg. J135 to 7.Ei ... JTOW P Opn I A.M. to I P.M. THE SESAME 587 Third Str "WW ft

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