The Daily News from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1947 · Page 1
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STATE LIBRARY EDUCATION BUILDINQ HARRISBURG, PA. W**k 0*. U-lf VOL. 26. THE DAILY NEWS, HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION, PA., FRIDAY, OCTOIIR 10, 1947. fOCB CENTS nut con NO. 121. : UN COUNCIL ASKED TO BLOCK ARAB MOBILIZATION First Of War Dead Returned From Overseas Jewish Organization J 1—-T-TJ-Ti •_.-.' — ( * Daily News Editor Named President Of Publishers In State John H. Biddle, editor of The Daily News and Mount Union Times and president of the Joseph F. Biddle Publishing Company, was elected president of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publisher's Association today. He succeeds William L, McLean, Jr. of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin The 500 delegates at the PNPA's 23rd annual convention also named Carlton U. Baum, of th« Central News-Standard, Perkasie, vice president, and William. A. Helman, Irwin Republican Standard, secretary-treasurer. >• Baum succeeds James W. Knepper, Carnegie Signal-Item, and Helman replaces Howard Reynolds, Quarryville Sun, who re-• tired after 22 years in that post. A newly named executive committee at large is comprised of McLean; Frank Walser, Hazleton Plain Speaker-Standard Sentinel, and Stanley W. Calkins, Uniontown Newspapers, Inc. New district committees were: District 1—C. H. Heintzelman, Coatesville Record; Harry Kimmelman, Media News. 2—Harrison H. Smith, Wilkes-Barre Pub- ishing Co.;' Braton R. Gardner, Montrose Independent. 3—Col. J Hale Steinman, Lancaster News papers, Inc.; J. Henry Fox, Middletown Journal and Press. 4— Robert B. Malick, Shamokin News-Dispatch; William D. Fish Potter Enterprise, Coudersport 5—Walter Catterall, Brownsville Telegraph and Knepper. '6—Robert S. Bates, Meadville Tribune-, Republican; H. B. McMurray, Jeffersonian Democrat, Brookville. New PNPA Head TRIBUTE PAID BY NATION AS 3,000 ARE BROUGHT HOME Huntingdon Soldier's Body Returned To U.S. JOHN H. BIDDLE TYPHOON FLATTENS U.S. INSTALLATIONS ON PACIFIC ISLE Harrisburg, Oct. hundred editors and 10.—Five executives looking for ways to give their (Continued on Page Ten) Members; Of News Staff At PNPA Conclave Four members of The Daily News staff are in Harrisburg today attending the annual Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association convention being held at the Penn Harris Hotel. Editor John H. Biddle, Managing Editor E. Blair Shore, City Editor Eugene T. Shore and Office Manager Leola L. Taylor are attending today's sessions. Tomorrow Miss Helen Johnson, assistant editor, and Mrs. Anna Mae Faust, society editor, will attend the annual Pennsylvania Women's Press Association meet- Ing held in connection with the PNPA convention. The entire party will attend the annual banquet tomorrow evening at which Gov. James H. Duff of Pennsylvania and Gov. Kim Sigler of Michigan will be the main speakers. San. Francisco, Oct. 10.—The nation's flag flew *t half staff today as America paused to pay reverent tribute to the first of her war dead returning from battlefield graves. The funeral ship Honda Knot, a converted Army transport, was slated to steam through the Golden Gate shortly before noon (3 p. m. EST), bringing back the first of "the boys who didn't come home.'- 1 In her hold were some 3,000 brown steel paskets mostly bearr ing the remains of those who were the first to fall at Pearl Harbor five years and 10 months ago. The Honda Knot'a arrival marked the tangible begining of the Army's "Operation Taps"— the vast reburial program under which more than 250,000 known war dead will be returned to home soil from overseas graves in the Pacific and in Europe. The European phase of the operation gets underway on Oct. 26 svhen an identical transport arrives'in New York harbor bringing the first bodies from the U. S. Military Cemetery, Henri' Chapelle, Belgium. The great grey transport will drop anchor and pause for a time off San Francisco's Marina Green where the city's bereaved gathered to pay a simple, heartfelt tribute to the vessel's silent passengers. A national memorial service will be led by Mayor Roger Lapham, aided by civic, religious, veterans, including When the U. S. Auxiliary Transport Honda Knot arrived at San Francisco this afternoon she carried in a forward hold the b6dy of one Huntingdon soldier who lost his life during World War II in. the Pacific Theater. It was announced, by the Army that the eh ell-grey ship carried a casket containing the body of Sergeant-Richard F. Baker. His next of kin, his mother, Mrs. Ruth Baker, faside* at 1400 Washington Street, Huntingdon. . The transport, making the first such trip to the West Coast, carried the bodies, of more th'an 60 servicemen from .the • western Pennsylvania, area, but Baker's body was the only one listed 'from this section.. ." : Baker's body will b« shipped to Distribution Center No. 3, Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot, Philadelphia. The Huntingdon soldier was fatally injured in a motor, vehicle accident while serving in China. A blood clot of the brain caused ' (Continued on Page Twoj PARK ASSOCIATION TO SEEK FINANCIAL AID FROM COUNCIL Huntingdon Has Adequate Water Supply plic and. Jewish' ;churches. They will b"e" represented by "the Rev. Hughbert H. Landrum, Archbishop John J. Mitty and Rabbi Morris oldstein. From the shoreside service, the (.Continued on Page Ten) AFL LEADERS FACE STRENGTH TEST IN OPEN CONVENTION The Merry-Go-Rnii DREW PEARSON SATS: BIDAULT OFFERED TO MEDIATE U. S.-SOVIET BREACH; . I>EWE5T DUCKED FOOD-RATIONING STAND; HUGHES INVESTIGATING INVEJSTIGA- TORS; TRUJIAN LEARNS ABOUT EUROPEAN RATIONS, IS APPALLED. Washington.—There was a day when a visit of a high French official caused the Capital of the United States to turn handsprings —as, for instance, the pigrimage of, the late Pierre Laval, then . Prime Minister of France. When Laval was entertained by Herbert Hoover back 'in the good old days when foreign visitors were a novelty, white ties and cutaways were trotted out, or^ nate state dinners were thrown, ": arid the Capital, stopped most of 'its other work to welcome the Premier of and military leaders, Tokyo, Oct. 10.—The worst ty- ] Secretary of Navy John L. Sulli- phoon of the Pacific storm .van, and Gen. Mark Clark, Sixth season, with recorded winds up to | Army commandant^ The reli- 170 miles an'hour, drove toward I gious services will be... conducted Okinawa and the China coast to- j jointly by ,the, Protestant, Cath- day after flattening JLKJ3. installa- , tions on •i\vS" t Jima.' r ' Building's housing a garrison of 300 U. S. Coast Guard and Air Force men at Iwo were ripped bodily from their foundations. Roofs were torn from quonset huts, the braced radio control tower was levelled and few installations of any kind were left standing. Col. Raleigh H. Macklin, "base commander, reported. Despite the heavy property damage, however, there were no American casualties, Macklin said in a brief radio message picked up at Guam, 800 miles to the south. Later messages from the Coast Guard radio, which came on the air after a silence of 13 hours and -$8 minutes, said most of- the men had sweated out the storm in a heavily constructed galley. The Far East Air Force said that it had reports from Iwo that inhabitants spent a total of 37 hours huddled in typhoon shelters. Superforts and other planes on Guam stood by to evacuate- personnel from Iwo if necessary. * The center of the sto'rm, dubbed "Rosalind" by the Army Weather Service, swirled north of the Tropic of Cancer and bore down on the Ryukyus Islands, where U.S. personnel also are stationed. Two small islands, Daito and Rasa. Jima, both east of Okinawa; were directly in the typhoon's path, the Japanese .Weather Bureau said. From there it was expected to sweep over the Ryukyus and into the East China Sea. The main (.Continued on Page Ten) COLLEGE WILL BE SCENE OF GERMAN SOCIETY MEETING There will be real "Dutch" atmosphere on Juniata's College Hill tomorrow as the Pennsylvania German Society takes over for it* fifty-seventh annual meeting. Everything from a play in dialect to a dinner of typically Pennsylvania German food will be on the program, a*- several vsc of people discuss., inatters " . ness and historical significance. '-"-' v "''' Request for a renewal of a money appropriation for the Huntingdon Park and Road Association will be made to the Huntingdon Borough Council, it was decided at' the fourth quarterly meeting of the association yesterday evening at the Penn Koffee Shoppe. •Thomas F. Bailey, vice president, reviewed the history of Blair Park, the swiming pool and the v playground at the dinner meeting. During the business session the treasurer, Fred Laird, read his report. The association, explained the former judge, was formed in 1898, a year after the death" of J. C. Blair, the. founder, to continue the work he had started—that of making a park, playground and swimming pool at Stone Creek Ridge and Simla, the section at the top'of the Ridge extending away from Huntingdon. But for 'this association, the judge explained, Stone Creek and Simla would be a'wilderness. The eastern bank of Stone. Creek, the road up Stone Creek Ridge from the base toward the top, and Simla are maintained by the association. Pine trees have been planted on Simla. In 1903 a law was passed prohibiting automobiles from entering the park. Later the'park was developed as far as "The Bars" on Stone Creek Road to become a recreation point for the people of Huntingdon. The organization functioned from 1898 until 1911 during which time pavilions were erected in the park and a spring with guard rails and a~ concrete .walk were made. Tjociation stopped abruptly *" and,for 33 year*. Mrs'. Huntingdon'* water supply it adequate despite the lack of rain, John Smucker, auperintendent of the Huntingdon Borough Water Works, stated thi*. morning. Other Pennsylvania communities are suffering from a water shortage as reservoir* lower. State College residents have been requested to conserve water while in Newport water spigots are dry several hours during the day. Yesterday schools in- that Perry County community closed because of the lack o£ water. Smucker said today that Huntingdon is "very favorably situ r ated" in the matter of its water supply. An inch and a half of water is going over the spillway at the dam. . Late Bulletins Suecee«, N. Y., Oct. 10. — Russia today launched aa all-out attack in the United Nation., on U. S. policy in Japan, charging that "reactionary force* are feverishly working on the restoration of the Industrial power of Japan." The attack wa» delivered in the DN General Assembly's Economic Committee by Soviet Delegate A. A. Arutlunlan who charged that in Asia the United States la working to rebuild Japan's war potential while \ln Europe American policy seeks to build np Germany. Appeals For Halt To Holy Land 'Invasion' Lake Success, N. Y., Oct. 10. —The Palestine Resistance Committee called on the United States and the 10 other nations of the United Nations Security Council today to block th« mobilization of Arab armies and halt an "impending Arab invasion" of Palestine, The committee, an American group which raises funds and materials for the Jewish underground of Palestine, asked the Security Council to charge Syria and Lebanon with "openfy planning a war of aggression" against the Jews of the Holy Land. The group appealed directly to Secretary of State George C. Marshall to "take the initiative" in throwing the weight of the UN against the announced massing of Arab troops along the Holy Land frontier. The Agency said in a statement that the Arab states in taking their cue from the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem "are brazenly emulating Hitler'* tactics." COUNCIL REFUSES TO ACCEPT SALARY San Francisco, Oct. 10.—Powerful AFL leaders clashed today for a test of strength in 'open convention which may finally end the long jurisdictional strike between Hollywood movie unions. The battle also may decide whether John L. Lewis will walk alone in refusing to sign non- Communist affidavits under the Taft-Hartley Act.. The personal quarrels of Lewis, William Hutcheson of the AFL Carpenters, Richard Walsh of the stage employes, and others, were pushed into the foreground by the executive council. It referred the two smouldering issues to the full convention with specific re- lommendations. That was certain o produce a showdown. The outcome of some of these quarrels in the past among the •eteran union bosses charged the vhole course of the American abor movement. (Continued on Page Two) least a part of -the discussion will take place in "the dialect popularly known. a* Pennsylvania Dutch." The Society will convene in. Oiler Hall at 10:30 a. m. for the transaction of current . business and the election of director* whose term* hav* expired. After the opening business session, papers and other items of interest will be presented by the members. Dr. Albert Buffington of State College, will , preside as honorary president. A feature of the historical program meeting will be an address by Joseph W. Yoder of Huntingdon the author of "Rosanna of the Amish." Mr. Toder will talk on "The Hymns of the Amish," and (Continued on Page Two) Blair- maintained''that section endowment. .,'ShV ( Continued on-Page Ten) Beirut, Syria, Oefc 10..— The troops of five Arid* Batlona .were reported on or converging <m the borders .of Palestine today, ready to Invade if the British withdraw and the Jews "lift » finger" against the Arab* hi UM Holy Ljutd. The, Syri*^ «^d< I>taiie«« jj overrtineift ~f. arinonl?5e<!*~WI*rfally that their troops already, had deployed 'along P»le«tin«'« northern border. -' : .'•.- . ' .'••:. vA • ; .•• ' Expect Corn Crop Data To Show Improvement Nescopeck, Pa,, Oct. 10 . — Councihnen of this community of 2,000 population are entitled to pay under the law—but they don't want" remuneration for their services. "This council feels it can best preserve the traditions and principles of local government and self-rule by serving without pay," they announced in a resolution adopted unanimously last night. j,-' Last week,- however, the Capital bestirred itself hardly at all when Georges Bidault, ; Foreign Minister of France, arrived for a far'more.'tiriportant visit. For, to;day, Francis the pivotal coun- ,' try in western Europe in combat' ting communism. As France goes, i so goes the rest of Europe. And j the rosy'-cheeked, slightly wor- V ried, energetic little man who visited Truman in the White House can help swing the balance la French politics. No communiques wer« issued after BIdault's visit, as was the case after the Laval-Hoover con{Continued 4* Pa«» •f- HIGH PRICES HOLD UP HOME BUILDING '•~ Harrisburg, Oct. 10.—Insurance companies are not expected to take advantage of a new state law to build homes and apartments until construction costs dome down. State Insurance Commissioner James F. Malone, Jr., said he had discussed the new law, passed by the 1947 Legislature, with officials of many Insurance companies. They expressed "great inter est" in the act but are not ready to invest in real estate untl price* are lower, Malone said. Malone's belief was supporte< by a survey of 58 underwriting co'*'' nies In Pennsylvania, sur IT jp states and New Englam .»' Of the !5S, only eight an ; an official state letter •, out the opportiinitl»s .tinued on Page Two) NONE INJURED IN TRAIN DERAILMENT Philadelphia, Oct. 10. — Two cars of a Pennsylvania' Railroad passenger train, en route from Washington to New York, wert derailed in southwest Philadelphia today but remained upright. No one was reported injured. The railroad said the cars were in the middle-of the train, which left Washington at & a. tn. The other coaches were not affected. The accident occurred near 59th Street and-Grays Avenue, about three miles from the Pennsylvania's West Philadelphia station where the train was headed. A large section of ties were ripped up as the trucks of the two coaches left the rails, but the train remained intact- SLOAN FORESEES NO ECONOMIC RECESSION BLAMES CONTINUED CEILINGS ON RENT ON LOCAL BOARDS By PRANK ELEAZCR United JPreM Correspondent Washingt6n, Oct. 10.—:Hou»ing Expediter Frank Creedon dump- id main responsibility for continued rent ceilings on local joards today amid rising protest* from union and consumer sources. Backed by President Truman, -reec'on held that he has no alternative under th« law but to okay moat local board recommendations for higher rent ceiling* or outright-, decontrol. He approved the first two such proposals yesterday. He ordered an immediaU five per-cent boost in ceilings in LouUviUe, Ky., where the recent board said tt probably won't b« enough, and tnded rent control in moat of Lawrence County, S. D. He affirmed at the aame time the recomendatioc* of four local boards that ceilings b« held at present levels. . • .Other board* wert swinging into action in most of the 611 communitie* under federal ceilings. Indication* were they will flood Crtedon'* offict with recommendations—for or against pres- By GRANT DILLMAN United Frew Correspondent Washington, Oct 10.—The" government's grain-for-Europe drive may get a shot in the arm today when the Agriculture Department issues an eagerly-awaited progress report on the critical corn crop. The report, due at 3 p. m. EST, was expected to show some improvement over the 2,404,000,000 bushels predicted last month. It also was expected to show sharp improvement in crop quality. Any improvement would be doubly welcome at a time" when the government,. led by President Truman, is campaigning to reduce domestic grain consumption in order to *ave another 100,000,000 bushels for hungry western European democracies. The President's food saying drive was caught meanwhile in a confusion of words over whether Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson said what he really meant and meant what he said. Anderson said at Chicago yesterday that meatless'and chicken- leu days by themMlyes are of "little importance" in" saving grain for Europe, Their chief value, he said, it to remind' people of the need to conserve. But Mr. Truman, apparently embarrassed by .Anderson'* re- ported word*, told hi* .own new* onference three hours later that meatless and chicktnless days efinitely are-Important because hey cut down the amount of grain fed to livestock. Mr. Truman said he could not omment on Anderson'* statement ne way or the other because he ad not read it. But h« went to (Continued on Page Thirteen 1 ent ceiling, month. by the end «t the Philadelphia, Oct. 10.—Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., chairman of the board of General Motors Corp., believes there will be no economic depression during the next three years. Sloan told a group of 500 business leaders here yesterday that "*£s Just can't have a recession" as long as durable and capital goods industries continue running at the present high level*. JUNIATA SPEAKER FORESEES NO WAR The Rus*jan peopl* are tired and the Communists would have a tough time instigating warfare, said Dr. Michail M. DoriM*, who lectured on "Soviet Russia'? at Oiler Hall of Juniata College yesterday evening. In Dr. Doriza*' lecture h« *tre«s- ed five points which the Oom- muniit Party believe* n*c«wary for it* economic *UCC«M: To Mtab- H»h an international commonwealth, to hare everyone working, to have a planned socialised economy, to abolish all cl»a#«« and armies, and 'to pay everybody ac- UNION CHALLENGES VALIDITY OF LAW Baltimore, Oct. 10. — The constitutionality of the Tail-Hartley Act was challenged today by Local 12 of the International Typographical Union (AFL) which charged that It Imposed "involun tary servitude" on union ' mem bers. The union's challenge was contained In its answer to the firsl unfair labor practice complain' ever filed by the National Labo: Relations Board against a union The ITU local *atf the new lab or law violated the first and fifth amendments to the Constitution The union also question the Juris diction of the NLRB to admlnis ter .the law. The ITU local and Its parents international union were cited by the NLRB two weeks ago fo violating the Taft-Hartley law (Continued on Page Two) Tkt Weather Me*tlj- ftmy Wit* Modemte Temperature* Today. Or.Ne Fair Tonight And Sftturda; "But," it added, "unlike the Nazis they are not in a position to carry out their threats %vhich must be regarded as a propaganda maneuver designed to force the General Assembly to shelve the UN committee report (which recommends division of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states.)" Whatever the outcome of the Arab^ threats and the Resistance Committee's quick, countermove, their immediate effect was to increase the pressure on the United States and Russia to quit stalling and reveal whether they will back, partition of th Holy Land, 'By appealing directly to Mar•hall, th* Palestine Resistance Committee hoped" to'^as'sufe - that the United State* would, -not .be swayed to a pro-Arab" stand en the eve of it* long-awaited *tate- m ent of policy to the Assembly'* 57-nation Palestine committee. There appeared to be little chance that the Palestine Resistance Group would succeed in bringing the Arab states' mobilization activities before the Security Council, but the development added to the urgency of the Unlt- (Con tinued on Page Ten) Something Wrong No Damage In Flu* fin f . No damage resulted'in tht flue ire at the residence of George (hade, 207 Miffli* Street, Munting- on, at six-thirty o'clock last evening. The No. 1 and the Hunt- ngdon Hook and Ladder Fire Companies responded to the alarm. Brothers Jailed In 6 Burglaries ;" A Pennsylvania Railroad tewok walker, David Bowser, 35, of Spruce Creek and his broth«* t William Bowser of 313 Eleventh Street, Altoona, are being- held without bail in Huntingdon County JaiJ today following the smashing of a 'burglarly partnership that has been in operation, in the Spruce Creek area for over 5 years, David Bowser pleaded guilty ta three burglarly counts when arraigned before Justice of the Peace E. R. Barclay of Huntingdon yesterday afternoon. H5s brother, William Bowser, was charged "by State Police with receiving stolen goods when he was hailed before the same squire. Both were held without bail pending the next term of Huntingdon County Court'. . State Police of the Hunting** sub-station assisted by Pennsyl^ vania Railroad Police of /fee... Middle Division at Altoona, «r*tck- ed the ease yesterday after «oe- siderable -investigation. Arrest of the Bowser brother* clears .up a number of major a«d petty burglaries that have arou*- ed Spruce Creek area »sl<J*»s4« since back in 1942. David Bowser's last fcwglary job and the finding if a cache of stolen goods actually, led to the solution of the different ttierte. 3ri most of the cases PenneylYasiia. Railroad workers Were ThrUjutan ed. • •Dhe first theft to whit* Bw*4d (Continued on Page Tan) Columbia, Mo., Oct. 9. — Jack Bferlau always answers the phone by chirping "John's Pawn Siiop," or "Bill's Drug Store" and friend* sometimes try to pawn off a tuxedo or order a tin of aspirin and everybody has a good time. But today something went wrong. Berlau called a friend—h« thought. The man answered "Joes Fish Market.." So Eerlau laughed and ordered 90 pounds of fish. Two hours later 90 pound* of fish arrived at Berlau's home. The bill was $25. CLAY SAYS EUROPE MUST HAVE AID TO RESTORE ECONOMY By WILLIAM F. McMBNAMDC United Brees Correspondent Washington, Oct. 10. — ae«u Lucius Clay, conunandwr •* American occupation force* ta' Germany, said today the ponce Taft Will Give Decision On GOP Nomination Soon Chicago, Oct 10.—Sen. Robert A. Taft, R., O., headed for home today and some private political talks before announcing whether he will be. a candidate for the 1948 Republican presidential nom- nation. Few political obs*rvew doubted Jiat his answer would be "yes". Taft planned to spend some time n his home state after the speaking tour that ha* kept, him join)? almost continuously for five weeks. That phase of his campaign ended last night in suburban Winnetka where he put the national administration on notice that the Marshall Plan will be given rough treatment by Congress "unless it Is reasonable and confined to certain definite purposes.'' In Ohio next week, Taft wiU canvas* his prospects with R^ep. Clarence J. Brown, Ohio Republican Chairman Fred Johnson and Dewitt Sage and William Mc- Adarn*, two of hi* Washington ad- viserB. He expect* *to announce his decision about Oct. 34 In a letter telling the Ohio Republican Committee whether he consent* to let his name be Used oh the ballot for Ohio delegate* to the Republican convention. Taft had the biggest audience of his five-w,eek speaking tour laat night at a meeting sponsored by North Shore Republican groups Some persons were turned away after "the Winnetka High School gymnasium was filled to it* 3,900 capacity. Talking principally en foreign policy, he endorsed the Marshal Plan principle e< girUf .id to help European countries return to a self-support basis. But ic showed alarm over the size of he bill for-the program proposed >y the recent Paris conference of European nation*. He noted that the administration itself had not yet approved the European plan and said thia country should seriously question a program that called for ?20,000,- XW.OOO in American funds over a four-year period. . Taft saw the Marshall Plan as calling for continuation of the present foreign aid program but "perhaps tapering off" from the current level of $4,500,000 a year over the next three or four years. governments of Russia's- European satellites will disappear if the Marshall Plan restore* tt* economic* of western European nations. "Under normal condition* BMN si* can't keep her controlled po» lice states in ' eastern Europe, 1 * Clay said in an interview. 'TThe minute western Europe ha* good* that eastern Europe want* then tb« demand for those gooda will be so great that it will break down artificial barriers." But he warned that without outside support western Europe cannot hope to attain that kjsd of an economy. He voiced belie* that • political stability would quickly follow revival of productive power. '^Normal trade channels wiH **• open and people everywhere wffl know what people elsewhere am (Continued on Pag* Thirteen) - THREE INJURED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION Greensburg, Pa., Oct 10.—Three persons were injured, one seriously, last night in a head-on collision of two automobiles on Lincoln Highway, four miles west of here. The injured, all taken to Westmoreland County Hospital, were: Leroy Hill, 54, Jeannette; his son, Boyd, 27, and Earl Covin, also of Jeannette. The elder Hill suffered a fractured skuli and possible internal injuries. injuri" Forj«t To Lock lank Detroit, ' Oct. 10. — Horrified national bank officials found that somebody "forgot" to clo*e the doors of a branch bank after business yesterday. it. TEN NEGROES DIE IN CHICAGO BLAZE Chicago, Oct. 10.—Ten n«gro«« were killed early today when a fire, suspected as the work of an arsonist, swept through their crowded tenement in th* blight area just northwest of Chicago'* loop. Thirteen otter* were Injured. The Red Cross announced 1m' mediately after the fire that IS persons had been killed but polic« and fire officials said a careful check at the morgue and In ttw building- showed only 10 bodies. The fire was discovered about midnight by William C. Cor^ rathers, the building janitor, wh» said he was awakened by the o4or of smoke. The first alarm ws* turned in at 12:08 a. m. (CST). It sfl^ept through the four-story bunding In a matter of mhmtea, blocking all stairways and otheir x Nobody robbed means of escape. More than Itt I Continued on Page

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