The Mercury from Pottstown, Pennsylvania on June 14, 1946 · Page 13
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The Mercury from Pottstown, Pennsylvania · Page 13

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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POTTSTOWN CENTRAL PRESS) MERCURY Phone 2263 PAGE THIRTEEN FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1946 ASSOCIATED PRESS U. S. Names Petrillo In Criminal LEADER Charge IS ACCUSED UNDER LEA ACT Information Cites Strike Called at Radio Station; Defendant Is ‘Ready’ CHICAGO, June 13 (AP) —The federal government met head-orf today James C. Petrillo’s challenge of the constitutionality of the Lea law. U. S. District Attorney J. Albert Wo 11 filed a criminal information in federal count accusing the president of the AFL Federation of Musicians with violating the recently-enacted Lea bill in calling a strike of three record librarians at Radio Station WAAF in Chicago May 28. The Lea law prohibiits compelling or attempting to compel broadcasters from hiring more employes than are “needed to perform actual services.” The information charged that Petrillo by “force, intimidation and duress” attempted to “coerce, compel and constrain” the station to employ three additional persons “not needed by the station to perform actual services.” In calling the walkout, Petrillo said he * new his action was “contrary to the restrictions of the Lea bill,” but that he had been advised by legal counsel the act was unconstitutional. Petrillo. in a recent speech at St. Petersburg, Fla., threatened to halt all radio network broadcasts if the Supreme Court upholds the Lea law. The new law, sometimes referred to as the “Anti-Petrillo” law, provides penalties of one year imprisonment or $1000 fine or both. Woll issued a summons for Petrillo, answerable by June 21. But after the prosecutor announced the musicians union counsel, Joseph Padway, had notified him that Pe- tjillo would appear before Federal Judge Walter J. La Buy at 10 A. M. (CDT) tomorrow to answer the summons. Under this procedure, no bond is set and Petrillo will not be taken into custody. Petrillo did not comment immediately on the filing of the information but earlier he said he “expected prasecutioh” and was “ready to face the music." Denies Treason Against Allies Charlie Butterworfh, Film Comedian, Dies In Hollywood Crash HOLLYWOOD. June 12 (IP)— An automobile wreck on Sunset Boulevard’s wide but twisting roadway fatally injured Movie Comedian Charlie Butterworth today. He died as an ambulance pulled into a hospital driveway. B u 11 e r w orth made a fortune from characterizing the man who couldn’t make up his mind. He wits at his best as a vacillating, indecisive sort of follower - of - the- crowd. The California highway patrol reported his right- hand drive foreign roadster jumped a curb, hit a lamp post, catapulated him to the pavement, then piled up against a building. There were no witnesses. Bom Charles Edward Butterworth, son of a physician, in South Bend, Ind., he was graduated from Notre Dame with a law degree, but turned to reporting instead. First in South Bend, later in Chicago, newspapering and the luncheon circuit gave him the idea finally of minicking the average club speaker. Charlie Butterworth HOPEFUL FOR FLOOD CONTROL WASHINGTON, June 13 (ÄV-Rep Cole (R-NY' said today he had been given assurance a request for & complete flood control resurvey of the upper Susquehanna river valley would be well received by the House Flood Control committee. Gen. Draja Hihailovic (above) testifies on the witness stand at his trial for treason in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. (AP Photo radioed from Paris to New York.) U. S. Envoy to Chelniks Advised Germans To Give Up in 1944, Mihailovic Testifies BELGRADE, June 13 (AP)—Gen. Draja Mihailovic said today that the chief of the U. S. mission to his Chetnik headquarters had advised a Nazi major at a conference in September, 1944, that Germany was vanquished and the Nazis in Yugoslavia should turn their arms Uom over to Mihailovic. Mihailovic testified that he and the American, Col. Robert H. McDowell, had met the Germans twice “because it was arranged wrong the first time.” He said that the Nazi major had tried to raise the question of “the danger of Communism in Europe,” but McDowell had answered, “you need not worry about it." A reliable source said that defense attorneys were planning to ask the Yugoslav military court trying Mihailovic on charges of treason for permission to call McDowell as a defense witness. This informant said that the testimony of British Colonels Wil- State Couple Fined On Cruelty Charges BEDFORD, June 13 <>P1—Dr. David Lee, 37, and his wife of near Bedford were fined $200 and costs each today by Justice of the Peace Cyril Bingham on charges of cruelty to a minor. The Lees were arrested a week ago after Beatrice Reffner, 19, was found in a near-starved condition and told officers a story of alleged abuse and ill-treatment at the hands of the Lees. The girl, on the stand today, declared she went to work for the Lees three years ago and was well treated for the first two years, after which, she asserted, she was beaten and fed very little. She told of having been forced to arise at 6 am. and work until 1 a.m. each day, and being refused food until all her work was done. The work, she stated included household tasks, taking eare of the barn, milking the cattle, working in the fields and other farm labor. For more than two weeks before she ran away from the Lees, the girl said, she had been fed only orange pulp. Gold Star Proposed For American Flag PITTSBURGH, June M </P) —Addition, of a gold star to the American flag as a perpetual memorial to the aacrifices of servicemen and women of all wars was proposed today by A. G. Trimble, national vice president of the American Flag Day Association. Trimble, speaking at a pre- Flag Day ceremony here, suggested the gold star supplement new stars expected to be added to the flag when Alaska. Hawaii and Porto Rico are admitted to statehood. KING HASN’T SEEN MUFTI CAIRO, June 13 UP} — King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia telegraphed the Associated Press today, in response to an inquiry that the Grand Mufti of Palestine was not in his land, that he knew nothing of his movements. The Mufti left France mysteriously on May 29. liam rBailcy and Hudson, liaison officers at Mihailovic's headquarters, would also be requested. Mihailovic has testified that Bailey advised him to destroy Marshal Tito’s partisan forces so that the w'ay would be cleared for an Allied invasion of the Dalmatian coast, and that Hudson brought with him instructions from British Middle East headquarters in Cairo saying the command there believed Mi- hailovic’s men should “fight for Yugoslavia and not for the Com munist cause or Soviet Russia.” (In London the British Foreign Office announced that a note had been delivered to the Yugoslav government challenging it to prove allegations made against Bailey, Hudson and a Col. Masterson at the opening of the trial. (The foreign office also released statements by Bailey denying that he had made any declaration to Mihailovic regarding the necessity of liquidating Commimists, and from Hudson asserting that notes were delivered both to the Chet- niks and Partisans urging them to fight for Yugoslavia and not for any other power, “either Russia or Great Britain.”) Mihailovic testified that in September. 1944, he and McDowell met Major Hans Sterner, an envoy from Dr. Herman Neubacher, Reichmin- ister of foreign policy for southeast Europe. Testifying with obvious reluctance, the bearded Chetnik leader said the meeting at Pra- jani was arranged by Milan Acimovic, a representative of the commissioner’s government the group which acted under the German occupation prior to formation of the Quisling government of Premier Milan Nedic. Mihailovic said that “Col. McDowell told Sterner Germany was defeated and would capitulate and told him ‘the arms you have must b~ turned over to General Mi­ hailovic’.” “Those were the main points of the meeting,” said Mihailovic. “It might have lasted three quarters of an hour. I would not have received him (Sterner) unless Colonel McDowell was with me." COAL CASE COES INTO U. S. COURT Injunction Is Sought By Operators to Stop Contract Negotiations WASHINGTON. June 13 UP )—A large part of the bituminous coal industry went to court today to restrain the government from making a contract with John L. Lewis covering supervisory mine workers. About 25,000 clerical, supervisory and technical workers around the mines—including the mine bosses, fire bosses, etc.—historically have been exempted from membership in the United Mine Workers Union, which represents nearly 400.000 soft coal diggers. A strike occurred last October to hasten recognition of Lewis’ foremen’s union—but it was called off by Lewis “in the public interest” at that time. The operators’ suit might precipitate another crisis over unionization of the foremen. The new contract between Lewis and the government, ending the 59-day strike May 29, called for settling the issue by following decisions and procedures of the National Labor Relations board. The NLRB last February ruled that at four western Pennsylvania mines of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp., 136 supervisory workers were eligible for membership in the Lewis union. Subsequently it certified that union as their bargaining agent. Jone* and Laughlin has asked the board to set aside the certification, but today it went further and sought an injunction to keep the coal mines administration, represented by Secretary of the Interior Krug and Vice Admiral Ben Moreell, from making a contract with Lewis’ union for supervisors. Negotiations had been under way this week toward a contract for these employes, and for the clerical workers of a Bethlehem Steel Corp. subsidiary at Johnstown, Pa., also held by the NLRB to be eligible for membership in the union. ^ Jones and Laughlin filed suit in Federal district court against Krug and Moreell, Lewis, the NLRB and UMW, while 122 other companies filed a second suit in an effort to keep the same thing from developing in their operations. The government is in control of the min«s, which it seized during the strike May 22. The operators have not yet moved to sign with Lewis on the same terms which he made with the government. They are awaiting an OPA order ruling how much of a price increase they can get as a result of the additional costs imposed by the new contract. BRITISH LOAN FACES PROMPT HOUSE PASSAGE Banking Committee Okays Legislation By Big Vote; Parties United on Measure By FRANCIS M. LE MAY WASHINGTON, June ] 3 (AP)—Prompt House ratification of the $3,750,000,000 British Joan was predicted by both Democrats and Republicans tonight, after the House banking committee approved n by a thumping 20 to & vote. Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex told newsmen the loan legislation, already sanctioned by the Senate, 46 to 34, “will pass the House by a comfortable margin.” Rep. Wolcott of Michigan, senior banking oommittee Republican, voted for the loan and predicted the* House would approve it. But the opposition, led by three mid-west Republicans—Rep. Buffett of Nebraska, Miss Jessie Sumner of Illinois and Smith of Ohio- prepared to carry a slam-bang battle to the House floor. Rayburn said the debate would begin a week from Monday. The committee vote came after month-long hearings, during which proponents contended the loan is essential to ‘•unshackle” world trade. They said that without this help Britain cannot participate in fhe Bretton Woods World Bank and Fund, and such efforts at international economic co-operation would fail. The United States Chamber of Commerce said the loan would make Britain a bulwark against the spread of Communism. Announcing the vote, Chairman Spence <D-Ky) told newsmen: “The financial agreement is not a loan to Britain alone, but it is Intended to do away with restrictive controls on foreign exports which have been so disastrous to our foreign commerce; to eliminate empire preferences; to prevent bilateral agreements; to eliminate the dollar pool in the sterling area and thus allow American producers to send their goods where they desire throughout the world.” On the other hand, Rep. Barry of New York, lone committee Democrat opposing the loan,” issued a statement saying it was in reality a gift. “A good share ofthat money will come from taxes paid into the United States treasury by American Jews,” he said. “If that loan should pass the House, I wonder if Mr. Bevin (British foreign minister) would be as much opposed to taking their money as he is opposed to granting them their rights promised under the Balfour declaration.” Lashed by Nazis ' fill > - ' * y An arrival aboard the liner Stavangerf when it docked in New^ York harbor was Beth Dulin, 19, from Norway. She If enroute to Minneapolis, Minn., where she will wed former U. S. Army Capt. Wallace Knutsen, who she met at a party In Oslo. Beth bears three large scars on her back, mementos of a lashing inflicted by a Nazi who tried to make her reveal underground secrets. Through Train Service To Southwest Planned PHILADELPHIA, June 13 UP)— Daily through train service from eastern seaboard points to principal cities in Texas and the southwest will be provided by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Missouri Pacific Lines and Texas and Pacific Railway, the companies announced today. The new service, to start July 7, will not necessitate any change in St. Louis. The train will be the “Sunshine Special.” In addition, the companies announced that through sleeping car service between east coast points and Mexico City will be*inaugurated m— im- Sugar Ration Sales Brings Fines to 24 PITTSBURGH, June 13 Fines totaling $58.950 were posed in Federal court today on 24 men and women who pleaded guilty to indictments returned in the Federal grand jury investigation of illegal sugar ration sales last March and April. None of the defendants, who included four former OPA officials, were sent to jail, although the court specified in most cases that the five-year probation generally imposed with suspended prison sentences was granted on condition the fines and costs be paid “forthwith.” Railway Worker Held In Strike Sabotage SUNBURY, June 13 UF>—One rail worker was jailed, and another released today, in the investigation of an attempt to sabotage a Pennsylvania railroad passenger train during the recent railroad strike. Justice of the Peace Clyde Smith ordered Marlin H. Nace of Sunbury committed to the Northumberland county jail here in default of bail on a charge of malicious injury to railroad property. Earlier, another man was released after railroad detectives reported a check of work records showed he could not have been implicated in tampering with the air valves on the locomotive and one coach of a Harrisburg-Renovo local train on May 23. BULLET WOUND IS FATAL LATROBE, June 13 (/P) — Andrew Stanko, 35, of nearby Lloydsville, died today in the Lathrobe hospital of a bullet wound suffered in a hunting accident June 3. Canonization of U. S. Saint Is Approved by Consistory VATICAN CITY, June ! 3 (AP)—A semi-public com sistory approved unanimously today the canonization of Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini of Chicago, who on July 7 formally will become the first United States citizen ever elevated to sainthood ------------------------------------------------------in the Roman Catholic church. YAHNER'S SOMERSET MAN DROWNS SOMERSET, June 13 UP)—A man identified by firemen as Grant Harmon, about 25, of RD 5 Berlin, Pa., was drowned tonight when a fishing boat capsized at McDonaldson's dam near here. Harmon's three companions reached shore safely. TIRES Drive In for Popular Sizes “AMERICA’S TOP QUALITY” Paisenger and Truck Tires FREE MOUNTING AND INSPECTION SERVICE BY TRAINED SPECIALISTS YAHNER’S The General Tire 202-204 S. Hanover St. South Pottstown Phone 3766 New Evening Hours Wednesday 7 to 8:30 P. M. Friday - - 7 to 8:00 P. M. No Hours Saturday EVENINGS Close at 5:30 P. M. MEYERS Optometrist N. Hanover St. 37 YEARS IN POTTSTOWN A snake’s teeth are pointed backward to prevent escape of animals captured for food. M-MM! PIE IN MY LUNCH BOX! Mrs. Smith’s individual pies are man-size, flavor-full, rich in energy—perfect for the lunch box. Your grocer gets your favorite flavors fresh daily. iiVuSml 6« PIE Heavy Porch Just the rug for your open water will not harm them. Rugs porch as A few sizes left from 3x6 feet up to 9x12 feet. WILSON’S 174 North Charlotte St., Pottstown Have Your Car Inspected All Makes NOW All Model* POTTSTOWN AUTOMOBILE CO. Buick Sales and Service Phone 2089-W » 1430 HIGH ST. i ü vi. Wm. A. Mierop | President Bible Institute of Fenna. Will b* the Speaker TOMORROW N1TE—7:45 P ottstown Y outh C entre 320 High St.—Moose Auditorium 1 Corin. 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: Ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Congressmen Shun Action in Court Feud WASHINGTON, Juno 13 (JP) — The House Judiciary committee held today H lacked jurisdiction now bo investigate the Supreme court feud between Justices Jackson and Black but left the door open for action later if circumstances warrant. Chairman Sumner fD-Tex) presented to the committee. Jackson’s statement criticizing Black for sit- j ting in a case in which Black’s » former law partner was involved. This was the first time the feud had come up for official congressional action. Sumners told reporters later that the committee's powers are limited to matters of legislation and impeachment. Therefore, he said, there is “no jurisdiction, so far as thi« committee is concerned arising out of the letter (cablegram).” He added that there is “no determination at the moment to conduct an investigation.” U. N. Council Is Asked To Push UNRRA Work NEW YORK, June 18 (JP) — P. H. La Guardia, director general of UNRRA. appealed today to the United Nations social and economic council to act speedily to handle the world's “stockpile of human misery.” La Guardia said: “The future, the existence, the very lives of 837,000 persons are at stake.” The UNRRA director reiterated that his organization would cease to function Dec. 31 and it was up to the United Nations to come forth with some plan or organization to handle the problem, IOOF ELECTS BRISTOL MAN WILKES-BARRE, June 13 UP) — The Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Pennsylvania ended their annual convention today with the installation of the Rev. W. E. Freston Haas, Methodist minister of Bristol, as grand master. He succeeds Attorney Franklin B. Hosbach of Erie. Only 29 states require vision tests before the issuance of a driving license. The canonization of the nun who founded the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred of Jesus was endorsed by 20 car* dlnals and 40 archbishops attending the ceremony, at which three other* wen* also approved for the sainthood. They were Bernardino Realino, an Italian Jesuit who died in 16Hit Joan Elisabeth Richier da Age«, cofounder of the Order of the Daughters of the Cross; Joan de Brit to, Portuguese Jesuit martyred m India. Formal celebration of the sainthood of all four will beikm place hi St. Peters on July 7. Preceding the semi-pwbha foosis» tory was a secret one where, informed sources said, the Pope announced the appointment of almost 100 archbishops and bishops throughout the world. In addition to her being the first United State« citizen to be canonized, Mother Carbinl will have the distinction of being sainted only 27 years after her death on Dec. 22, 1917—the shortest intervening period since papal courts have adjudged those worthy of sanctification. Mother Cabrini was bom at San Angelo, Italy, cm July 15, 1850, the 13th child in a prosperous Italina farm family. She was rejected by one religious order as too frail, but succeeded i*t founding one of her own and establishing a school, hospital or an orphanage for each of the 67 years of her life. She crossed the Atlantic 23 times, rode burro-back over mountains and traversed the United States many times in pursuit of her charitable and religious works. Her first American project was an orphanage and school established in New York City the year of her arrival. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States when she realized that country would share the bulk of her far-flung activities. She invested m real estate holdings, which now provide much of her religious order’s funds. Among cities where she built schools, hospitals and orphanages for her order were Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Newark, N. J., Scranton, Pa., Rome, Genoa, Milan, London, Paris, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, San Paolo, Buenos Aires and Canada. SANDS MARKET 776 N. CHARLOTTE ST. -POTTSTOWN ÑLWRvs nrr.PLE pprk / hg spbce Tender Green Beans 2 uw. 25c Medium Size EGG PLANTS 2 for 25c New Green CABBAGE Firm Heads 2 u». 9 c Luscious Georgia PEACHES 2 ibi. 35c HILLTOP FARMS Fancy Roasting Chickens (Ready for the Pan) li». 59c Lummis Fresh Roasted Peanuts Nabiico SHREDDED WHEAT NABISCO PREMIUM CRACKERS. . . . NABISCO OID FASHIONED GINGER SNAPS. . . . 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