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-xxx&xazjaxsEtseaHimm THE SCRANTON TIMES, MONDAY, MAY 1, 1944. ID) A --MAD AB0K MOVEMENT i r I - I f GREEN URGES C. 1. 0. TO RETURN TO FEDERATION 4'444444444 4 4 4 t EBINDSQN JUKES PIT JOB 4 4 Springfield, ni.. May 1 VP)., Ray Edmundson, who resigned 4 4 as Illinois president of the 4 4 United Mine fyorkers an $8,000 4 5 a year Job following a con- 4 trovery with international union 4 officials, went to work as a 5 miner today at a prqbable 4 wage of $57 a week. Edmundson began work un- 4 derground at Peabody No. 57 4 Coal Mine here, a few hours 4 4 after his resignation as presi- dent of Illinois District 12, be- 4 came effective at midnight. 4 4 4 44444444444444 GENOA RAIDS CONTINUING Allied Headquarters, Naples. May 1 (JP). Allied bombers blasted the big port of Genoa for the third straight night last night after a fleet of more than 500 heavy bombers rained explosives on the Milan rail-yards and other targets in Northern Italy, headquarters announced today Topping off seventy-two hours of blows on shipping and communications in Italy, the night bombers also hammered the much-bombed west coast port of Livorno and struck Monfalcone, near the Adriatic port of Trieste. Heavy bombers hit a plane factory at Milan and others at Bresso and Barese, struck rad targets at Castelmaggiore and Allessandria and dug up an airfield at Reggio Emilia during more than 1,750 sorties from which five planes of the Allied Mediterranean Air Force failed to return. Twelve enemy planes were destroyed. Medium and light bombers at-, tacked rail communications in Cen-. itral Italy, scoring hits on many bridges, mostly on fthe Rome-Flor-ence line. A six-car train was reported hit Ground action was limited to patrol activity and artillery duels, with the Germans firing propaganda leaflets in one area. SELECTIVE SERVICE, OFFICE Of PRICE ADMINISTRATION IS LASHED BT FORMER RUBBER DIRECTOR. New York, May 1. Declaring that simple national problems had been obscured in a mystic maze" through academic theorizing and inexperienced guessing" by the Administration, William M. Jeffers held Saturday night that this tnal-and-ekor method, if persisted in, may wreck the American nation. Mr. Jeffers, president of the Union Pacific Railroad and former rubber director of the War Production Board, spoke at a dinner of the American Irish Historical Society in the Hotel Biltmore. He received the societys gold medal, presented an nually to an outstanding American of Irish lineage." Speaking of Selective Service, Mr. Jeffers said: . . The trial-and-error method has made tennis balls of many good, patriotic young men. They have been batted into military service, and out again, and in again, until their lives are out of Joint Use of the same method by the Office of Price Administration, Mr. Jeffers declared, had made the American business man and the American housewife dizzy trying to keep pace with the trials and tally up the errors. James A. Farley, former Democratic National Chairman, discerned an "erosion and rotting of the ground as preliminaries to the loss of liberty and good government through "a political cavein. He paid tribute to the Irish of America for having the moral staminS to withstand the sireh songs.of foreign theories. London, May 1 (U.R). The Canadian destroyer Athabasca was torpedoed and sunk during an engagement with two enemy destroyers off the northwest tip of France yesterday, the British Admiralty announced. The Athabasca and a companion destroyer, the Haida, engaged the enemy force in the vicinity of lie De Vierge near la Ouessant while on a defensive sweep of the English Channel. - The communique said numerous hits were scored on the two enemy destroyers One wet driven ashore and left burning while the other escaped in the darkness CURDIEB ASKS FOR APPROVAL GF mmiracomoi Harrisburg, May 1 VP). Represen-tative Robert J. Cordier JR, Lackawanna) today asked House approval of a resolution Calling for creation Of a rehabilitation commission. , The commission, the resolution read, would make a study of possible conditions and emergencies that might arise after the war with the aim of providing employment far veterans and' defense workers returning to civilian life. - The commission would handle problems not included In programs of the postwar planning commission and would include: Secretaries of welfare, labor and industry, and Internal affairs and three former service men to bo named by the. governor. ' IJews dispatches from dLwarrincj nations and disturbed countries are sub ect to censorship at) ' the source. i.1 T p ' e 1 d n Hldf There Can Not Be a United America Un-let There Ic a United Labor Movement In Land. New York, May 1 (JP). In asking the Congress of Industrial Organization to rejoin the American Federation of abor, Wilbiam Green of the A. F. L. says there can not be a united America unless there is a united labor movement in America. Disavowing responsibility for the split which created the C. I O, Green yesterday told a preconvention meeting of the United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union he had been standing at the door and pleading with them to come home Im, .there now, free of any feeling of hate or malice I say to those. he added, who walked out on united labor and set up a new movement to come home and reunite the forces of labor." Green repeated the A. F. L. no-stnke pledge in urging organized labor as the soldiers of production to work and work because with, the approach of the invasion of Europe, even the slightest interruption in our production might cost the life of man. A. F. L. Council In Session. By JOSEPH A. LOFTl 8 Philadelphia, May I IJP). The executive council of the American Federation of Labor convened its Spring meeting today with a question mark still stamped on the year-old application of John L. Lewis for the readmission of hia United Mine Workers of America. The status of Lewis application is virtually the same as it was more than three months ago when the council last considered it. The issue is not a simple matter of readmission but the terms of readmission. It is lossible, however, that Lewis or his nends will demand a flat yes or W decision from the council this time. The council told Lewis in January he could come back as he left seven years ago, that is, with mine workers. That would mean disbanding the U. M. W.a catch-all District No. 50, in which Lewis has organized workers in a dozen crafts outside coal mining. He is even willing to do that, except for the chemical workers he has enrolled. What he is angling for is an A. F. L. charter giving him a broad Jurisdiction over chemicals, which in the not distant future may outrank coal mining in the number of employables. Darnel J. Tobin, A F. L. vice president and chairman of the negotiating committee on the Lewis application, said he did not know whether the council would dispose -of the question one way or the other at this meeting. I am going to make a factual report he said, "not a recommendation. Two weeks ago Tobin offered to hold another meeting with Lewis In advance of the A. F. L. session it Lewis, in effect, would indicate e desire for such a meeting. Lewis coolly replied that he had no suggestions to make. The Spring meeting of the council, ordinarily held in Washington, was transferred because of the federations interest and participation in the international labor organization which is holding a plenary session concurrently in Philadelphia. The federations proposals for labor planks in the platforms of the major political parties will be drafted at council sessions today. It is doubtful whether the proposed labor planks will be announced in advance of their presentation to the Republican and Democratic Convention resolutions committees. The proposal, however, will cover in detail the social and economic problems which will confront the country Immediately after the war. Probably foremost among the proposals to which the A. F. L. will seek party commitments is a broadening of the social security program to federalize urfemployment compensation, provide for discharged ' war workers and returning servicemen, and a health Insurance provision. ANNUAL CLINICS OPEN TO FICHT DIPHTHERIA LACKAWANNA MEDICAL SOCIETY CO-OPERATING WITH , STATE TO PREVENT DISEASE. The annual campaign to stamp out diphtheria and lockjaw, in which the Lackawanna County Medical Society is co-operating with the Pennsylvania State Department of Health, opened today in the county, with the conducting of three free clinics. Dr. James D. Lewis is chairman of the county committee and Dr. F. P. Colizzo is chairman of the city committee which is urging all parents to bring children of preschool age to the clinics to obtain the benefits of the inoculations. Clinics were conducted today At Moosie Presbyterian Church, Greenwood School and .Benton High School. Seven clinics are scheduled for tomorrow ss follows: Beachlake School, 9-30 oclock; Maple Lake School, Hhoelock; Daleville School, 11 oclock; Elmhurst School. 11:30 oclock; Arch bald High School, 9 Oclock; Eynon Roosevelt School, 10:30 and Throop High School, 3 oclock. The city clinics will be conducted between the .hours of 9 and 11 oclock each morning. The first clinics will be held tomorrow -at No, 18 School, North Sumner Avenue ' and . S wetland Street. West Scranton, and No. School. Maple Street and Cedar Avenue, South Scranton. OBSfeu (M'S ETOI with the 8th Army. Italy, May I VP). Two hundred officers and men, including eight' generals, quietly surrounded - Lieut Gen. Mark W. Clark's billet at dwn today end congratulated him an his forty-eighth birthday while e bend played Hippy Birthday - 'Clark commander ' bf .the- 8A Army, appeared . In slippers end trench cost with a surprise look on ihi fece to accept the greetings. Souvenir Jr git r - Three Allied 5th Army raiders examine a German machine gun they brought back from a predawn raid on the Nazi beachhead sector of Italy, Left to right: August Johnson, Cambridge, Minn.; Felix Polito, New Orleans, and Raymond Ryan, East Orange, N, J. THE WAR TODAY By DeWITT MACKENZIE, AMouiied PrM Analyst. One of the most significant developments of a weekend of terrific Allied bombs of Hitlerdom was the reappearance of German fighter planes in force to defend Berlin against another devastating attack by our American Air Fleet For a long time the Luftwaffes fighter defense has been comparatively weak, giving rise to the belief among observers that the Nazis were conserving their waning strength against the day of invasion We now seem to have confirmation of this. One of our main objectives in the round-the-clock bombing of the Continent has been to render Hitler's air force impotent, and certainly it has suffered terrible wounds. Still, its clear that the Luftwaffe isn't et knocked out, although it long as (alien far short of Marshal Her mann Goerings arrogant claim that it never would permit an -enemy bomb to fall on German territory Just what Hitler has been able to save up for D-Day is speculation. The point Is, however, that he may have sufficient reserve so that we shall see some of the greatest air battles yet fought when the showdown comes. The fact that the.F aehrer is begin ning to draw on his precious reserve is recognition , that the Invasion is imminent. He can't afford to de pend entirely on antiaircraft guns to defend his vital communications which now are being ripped to shreds. Hitlers Big Problem. One of HiUer's tough problems is to guess when the full fury of the storm will break, so as to make the most of his defenses in all categories. Probably the only thing he is sure of is that it can come at any time and that he has got to stand at alert from now on. When our Yankee bombers and fighters winged their way across the English Channel this morning, they were starting the seventeenth straight day of the intensified Allied attack. In the month which has just closed the Anglo-American forces have unleashed 100,000 tons of bombs on Hitlerian territory. Despite this frightful weight of bombing, it surely hasnt reached Its full intensity. I believe we ere yet to see a display of Allied aerial striking power which will stagger the world. Whats going on now is fairly mild compared with what is still to come, especially on D-Day itself. While the Western Allies are thus busy with their spade-work, performing the welcome task of digging Hitlers grave. Marshal Stalin signals from Moscow an Indication that the Red mmies also are girding themselves for simultaneous offensives which will put the Nazi gangster be tween two mighty millstones, There can be no doubt, says Stalin, that only a combined blow such as this will be able finally to crush Hilterite Germany. The recent lull in some sectors of the Russian Front is explained by the Moscow newspaper izvestia as due to the weather and to regrouping of the Red forces. Undoubtedly toe greatly extended Russian communications also have had to be overhauled to get ready for further sustained effort which will be calculated to run through the Summer. However, it's expected that the Muscovite will strike simultaneously with, or soon after, the Western Allies get Into action. JERSEY FOREST FIS- Camden, N. J, May 1 (IttWFor-estry officials surveyed damage to New Jersey woodlands today after four fores fires roared through 1,900 acres of pine country In Cam' den and Burlington Counties. State Fire Warden Leroy S. Fates said that men than 300 i firemen from eleven volunteer companies, aided by State! Forest service fire watchers, fought the flames. WestvfflerNTj, May'V'ClJD. Fir destroyed afifteen-roosn cottage and two adjoining bungalows last night to a spectacular blaze that threatened a Summer colony area. niEcncBtaifls Wilkes-Barre, Pa, Msy 1 ). City council today voted down proposal to lease loathe Lehigh Valley Coal Company a twelye-acr tract of land beneath the River Common, containing 800,000 tons of anthracite, because of the danger from tceves.--, of Beachhead Raid Local Army Chaplain Jailed For Jap Sortie Borrowed Plane W it h F riend To Search For Missing Comrade , Bombed Foe After Hunt Failed. With the 14th Air Force, Southwestern China, May 1 (U.R). A Catholic army chaplain and a friend were in jail today because they borrowed a plane to hunt a missing buddy and tossed a home-made bomb at the -headquarters of a Japanese regiment in Burma. The chaplain, 1st Lieut James M. Gilloegly, 1123 Farr Street, Scranton, Pa., and 2d Lieut Henry R. Grove, Bradford. PS., decided to make an unofficial search for Lieut Warren M. Slaughter, Springfield, Ohio, who was lost during a bombing mission in Eastern Burma. Early one morning they loaded a two-seated Cub plane with food, jungle knives, guns and a large home-made bomb containing six pounds of TJT. We couldn't afford to be seen taking off, the chaplain explained so we waited until a huge C-45 transport taxied past the revetment churning up dust Then we taxied right behind it hiding in toe dust' Grove flew the plane for forty minutes in toe vain hunt for Slaughter. re werent far from the Japai nental headquarters" Gillo said, so we decided to fly over to get even with them for shooting down Slaughter. Cut Parachute Loose. We sighted the headquarters and I lit the fuse of toe bomb. Grove lifted the Cub over the ridge and skimmed down to ten feet above the Jap barracks. We caught a glimpse of soldiers running in all directions. Just as we cleared what resembled the headquarters building I opened the door of the plane and threw pur bomb against the building. As we started away the plane slowed down and began twisting sideways. I glanced back and saw my - parachute had fallen out the door and was billowing behind with part of the chute wrapped around the tall of the plane.; At the same time I caught glimpse of the entire end of the headquarters building blown to bits and enemy injured crawling out . While Grove worked the controls Gilloegly cut toe parachute lines and pulled the silk off the tail. They landed the plane on an emergency strip at theip home base. We were met by troop who marched us off to the dink, the chaplain concluded. Related T Three Priests. The above mentioned Rev. James M. Gilloegly is a son qf Mrs, Margaret Gilloegly and toe late Patrick Gilloegly, 1123 Farr Street He was commissioned first lieutenant in the United States Army Air Forces at Kunming, China, where he was missionary in June, 1943. He is member of the Mary knoll Fathers and formerly - was stationed in Wuchow, China. He has a brother, Rev. John C. Gilloegly, stationedat the Church of the Holy Saviour, Wilkes-Barre and he is a nephew of, Rev. M. A. Gilloegly, pastor of St John's Evangelistic Church, South Scranton, and Rev. James F. Gilloegly, pastor, of St Mary's Church, Dunmore. FEDERAL GRAND JURY RESUTAB PROBE OF CERTAIN MATTERS The Federal Grand Jury making an investigation of certain matters in the Middle District of Pennsylvania reconvened at - the Federal Building at 1 oclock th& afternoon after a ten-day recess.. The grand Jurors, who were fan-paneled for service- -during the March term which ended with the beginning of the May term at Her-riiburg todsy, have been continued in service by order of Federal Judge William F. Smith of Newark, N. J , assigned to preside specially in this district - -Max H. Goldschcln end Boris Kos-telanetx, special assistants to Attorney General Francis Biddle, who have utilized the ten-day recesa to round up additional witnemee to testify before the -Grand Jury, began , calling them into the. Grand Jury Atom this DOUBLES US BOMBER vyjjjs V REV. JAMES M. GILLOEGLY u-unissn FIGURES RELEASED TODAT FOR ARCH DISCLOSE INCREASE OTJK PER CENT OVER LAST YEAR. ctory payrolls in th Scranton area rose to an all-time record in March and increased 36 per cent over the same period one year ago, the general business survey of Pennsylvania State College released for publication today. The year-to-year gain was the highest in the state as was the employment increase. From February to March payrolls made a better .than seasonal rise of 1 per cent. The index, based on 1935-1939 as 100, increased to 229, a 2-point advance over February. Payrolls for the three months were 36 per cent larger than 1943. General business in Pennsylvania's leading industrial areas improved 9 per cent in March of this year over March, 1943, the survey show. Sharon showed the highest gain IB per cent Lancaster, with 17 per cent, was second, and Scranton was third with 15 per cent. Percentage losses were shown in Wilkes-Barre, Easton, Bethlehem and Williamsport. The summary for the Scranton area follows: ' Bank d.blta ran, U1.01M09, tha hlh-Mt Mama rolama slnca lilt, and a rlaa of 17 par eent orar tho jrnar bofora. From rabraarr to March thr showad a erwt-, r than aaaaonal expanrioa of 1 por coat Tha Indoa, baood oa 1IIS-191S as 10S, ta-oraaaod ta MS, a gala of I point, oror tha prorfoao month. Tho Uroo-moath fata u SO par oont, Powor atloa ta tndaotrtal and commw-clal hroko all March rooorda and Improved IS por coat over last yaar. From Fabraary ta Moron thar mod. a oontraooaBonal rloa af IS por cent. Tho Indoa. uoias lllt-llll os 10(, lacroaood ta Ml. a gala at IS points, aver Fabraary. Xaloa for tho quarter roo II ror oont ahead of the year baton. Tetephonee la service on April 1 wore . SI, Oil. a aoia of 171 la tha pact twain moatho. Darias March a not decrease of aorenty-foar stations was reported. Factory employment la tha Scranton ana wo. at a hlshar March level than at any time ta over aanatoaa yaan and laonaoad II par seat ever 141. From Fabraary to March It showed an chons, whoa a small docltaa la seaoonal Tho Index, Uns im-lSt o. 10, race to 111, a sola of one point orar Fabraary. Employment for tho q sorter was 11 por oont above loot year. Tha Index of snonl boolnooo to the Sorenton eree stood at IIS la March, the yean ItSS-lllS bains 1 . Bom hath debits, factory payrolls, anthnalta eojl production, and Industrial sad commercial power Sales, scaonl buslnow was II per cent hlshar thoa It waa In 141. From F.hrvory ta March It expended I per coat after nasosal adjustment. ' lad. pendent store tales of thtrty-i firms wen 1,S4,M or SI per seat above a year ase. From Febraary to March they made a batter than aoaanaol rite af 1 par cent. Sales' far tha q sorter wore IS per east above but year. South Band, Ind May 1 V-Six persons four women and two men were killed yesterday as their car was struck by as eastbound Now York Central passenger train at Sound Bend crossing. ' Tbs dead, are: Mrs. Anna Cukro-wicz, forty -one. of South Bend; Enoch Stoptzyniki, fifty, of New Carlisle, Ind4 Mrs Enoch Stopczyn-sld, his wife; Bert Stopczynski and Elris Stopcrynski, both of New Car lisle, and Mra. Carrie Mowek of New 111, r fh. U-- , . v- OPPOSES ISOUTION f Chicago, May 1 VP). It It 4 against Gods will that any 4 4 nation live in isolation, the 4 4 Mo$ Rev. Cyril Forster Gar- 4 4 bett. Archbishop of York, said 4 4 last nght 4 4- England once took pride in 4 her isolation. This isolation, 4 4 she has discovered, is impos- 4 stole, Dr. Garbett told the 4 4 Chicago Sunday Evening Club 4 4 in a talk here yesterday. 4 Ji 4 BIG FAMILIES BEING URGED Washington, May 1 (A1). The Senate threw out some support today for tax benefits for big families. Some senators want the government to go all out to encourage a population increase. The new simplified tax measure, which has been promised swift congressional approval, would cut the tax bills for large families by allowing a' flat $500 deduction tor every member of toe family. (The present deduction is only $350 for each child). Senator Maybank (D, S. C.) said he believed the deduction should be even more m view of the high cost of bringing up children. Senator Downey (C., Cal ) expressed the hope that greater tax exemptions would lead to bigger families "because we Americans are declining population. Downey and Senator Chandler (D, Kt.) endorsed a suggestion that dependency allowances for children be continued as long as they stay in college, Instead of stopping them at the age of eighteen. WfliEfiSlflTTLE RICHMONDALE MAN BURNED ABOUT LEGS AND 3 VACANT WEST AVOCA DWELLINGS ' ABE DESTROYED. Fir wardens under toe command of District Forester Anton H. Vog-ler and Inspector John Meholic put in a busy weekend battling a series of large woodland blazed throughout this section of Pennsylvania but reports received by Mr. Vogler this morning indicated the situation generally was under control. One casualty was reported when Andrew Pehck, seventy-seven, Richmonds le, was taken to St. Josephs Hospital in Car bonds le suffering from 'burns of both legs received when his clothing caught fire whilq he was fighting a blaze near Rich-mondale. His condition is fair. The two Avoca fire, companies were summoned to a three-hour tour of duty at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon when a woodland and brush fire in toe vicinity of Pittston and Packer Streets, West Avoca, near the Pittston Township line burned over a wide area and consumed two vacant dwellings owned by the Dickinson and Brobeck estates. A lack of sufficient hose handicapped toe firemen. Large crews were dispatched to the East Mountain to extinguish a fire which swept over fifty acres and burned for nearly twenty-four hours, and two separate blazes on the West Mountain, one in toe vicinity of Bald Mount and the other in the area west of toe Keyser Valley Shops, also required considerable attention. District Forester Vogler charged this afterhoon that the outbreaks on the West Mountain which have given his men so much trouble in the past forty-eight hours were - deliberately set off by teen-age youths. Some of them were almost nabbed this morning, but they managed to make their escape, Mr. Vogler declared, promising that there will be prosecutions If any of the offenders are apprehended. Other major tires renorted yesterday were in the Clifford area, the area near the No. 5 Dam, Car-bondale, and in a region between Dundaff ' and the Burdick School near Crystal Lake. Another blaze of major proportions which threatened tho Atlas-Dupont Powder Plant was 'fought by wardens under Inspector John Laraerd "bf-Mooeie at Suacon, Luzerne County, for several hours. On Saturday, crews fought blazes at an old logging operation between Oakland and Great Bend, Susquehanna County; near Waymart and Farview; along Kill Creek at Thornhurst; near the Delaware River in Wayne County, and on the East End Boulevard In Wilkes-Barre. The latter blaze last night continued to be a Source of potential danger to homes in the area. The landscape between this section and White Haven was dotted with outbreaks all day yesterday. 44444444 4.4. 4 ijI- x. x I OWE E00XE Sift: 444444444444444 Well, General MacArthur has decided that running an American political campaign tor to presidential nomination is on p kina of Jungle fighting too, tough even tor him. And what a relief it is to find somebody coming out with an honest straightforward statement like, X do not covet the nomination and I would, not accept iL It's so free from' artful dodging that the eneral could be suspended from the federation of presidental candidates for violating s cardinal rule. Getting away from war and politics to something more important, Rev. Robert E. Woods at St Patricks Cathedral In New York City eently said something about prayers that cant be emphasized too much. He said there was too high aa average of what h called "begging prayers in to average mans devotions, and not enough prayers of "giving and venarating.' "Our prayers are too often toe beggar's prayers, he said. We ask for something. W offer too few prayers ofEenuine thanksgiving and rayen praise. and more giving than asking. Maybe that one reason for to M I,Vf MacARTHUR ELIMINATES HIMSELF AS CANDIDATE Presidential Aspira tions Disavowed By General Action May Put Him In Line For Return To U. S. For Military Parleys Washington, May 1 (U.R). There was speculation here today whether Gen. Douglas MacArthurs unqualified disavowal of presidential aspirations would put rum in line for a return to the United States for military, conferences. He is toe only officer of comparable rank or command responsibilities who has not been brought back to this country for one reason or another since Pearl Harbor. The tact that MacArthur has not appeared has been the subject of frequent unofficial comment. There has been no' hint whether failure to include him m mainland discussions has been on his own motion or for lack Of at invitation from the War Department. Some of Mac Arthurs top subordinates have been back. Unfriendly critics of the Roosevelt administration have suggested that MacArthur had not been summoned home because there was no desire to give him an opportunity to become the center of political demonstrations here. Others have suggested that there was military opposition to his return on the ground that he might say something which would encourage pressure groups to demand greater allocations of men and munitions to the Southwest Pacific at the expense of the European theater. Still others believed MacArthur could have returned any time at his convenience but simply wanted to remain with his own command. In any event, his return now could have slight political significance, if any. MacArthurs statement over the weekend that he would not accept the presidential nomination if tendered definitely removed him from the contest MacArthurs unequivocal withdrawal astonished political Washing-ton since he had such excellent precedent for avoiding a definite statement. The impression here is that MacArthur was a receptive and more likely hopeful aspirant for the Republican nomination until he learned of the unfavorable reaction to publication here of letters he had written to Representative A. L. Miller (R. Neb.). Miller assailed the Roosevelt administration in letter to the General and got in return a letter saying that MacArthur agreed with the complete wisdom and statesmanship of your comments." The General also intimated his dissatisfaction with allocations of men and munitions to his theater. Hared Far Cabinet Position. Norfolk, Neb., May 1 (U.R). Now that Gen. Douglas MacArthur, has announced he will not run for president on the Republican ticket. Representative A. L. Miller (R., Neb.) believes the GOP nominee should immediately announce MacArthur to be his secretary of war. Miller, who released the general's correspondence regarding his views on the administration's foreign and domestic policies, said last night he wondered how much pressure the administration exerted to influence MacArthurs statement that he would not accept the nomination. MacArthurs wishes are final,' Miller said. LIST HITES TODlT .FflHnrunp1T nrrn(, rnn un hi HIGH OFFICIALS ATTEND CHURCH SERVICES THIS . AFTERNOON BURIAL IS JN THE ARLINGTON CEMETERY. Washington, May 1 (U.R). Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, who served his Cotintry as a soldier in two earlier wars, Was buried today -beneath the verdant slopes of Arlington National Cemetery. The body of toe seventy-year-old Secretary, who died Friday of heart disease, was borne to the shrine of the nation's hero dead upon horse-drawn army caisson. Then, while a detachment of bluejackets fired a volley at toe graveside of their chief and a bugler sounded taps, he was interred with all the honors reserved for one who die fighting for fais country. The service here started at m. in toe Mount Pleasant Con regational Church where the Secre-ary and Mrs. Knox were parishioners. In attendance were scores of high government officials, congressmen and foreign dignitaries. President Roosevelt, who is recovering in the South from a bron chial attack, was represented at the religious rites by Mrs. Roosevelt, his daughter, Mrs, John Boettiger, and toe White House naval and military aides, Rear Admiral Wilson Brown and Maj. Gene E. M. Katson. oro7 Honorary pallbearers, including tne-highest civilians ana officers in' the navy, were heeded by Acting Secretary of the Navy James V Forrestal, Assistant Secretaries Ralph A. Bard and Artemu L. Gates and Admiral Ernest J. King, commander in chief of to United States Fleet, Harrisburg1 Msy 1 (IMS). Flags flew at half-staff today at the State Capitol and other Commonwealth buildings in Pennsylvania for the 1st Secretary of tho Navy Frank Knox. The flags were ordered lowered by Gov. Edward Martin. . ES AND H Washington. May 1 (D8). Tha Office of trice Administration nounced that 500,000 more passenger tires and tubes will be made available this month to taka care of toe increased demand from B and C card motorists who have just bean made eligiblgefor them. . . At the same time, toe OPA boosted the quota of tire and tubas tor small trucks and farm tractors and implements. - j The agency also released survey of the automobile supply situation shewing that approximately 47,000 new 1943 model cars are held by dealers at toe present tone. The nation's stockpile at the outsat af . . .... 4 1 TO RESPECT DECISION Milwaukee. May 1 W Wis- consinl three- MacArthur- 4 4- pledged delegates to the Re- 4 publican National Convention 4 Indicated today that they Would 4 respect Gen. Douglas Mac- 4 4 Arthurs rejection of' an at- 4 4 tempt to draft him into the 4 4 presidential race, but would not 4 commit themselves as to their 4" attitude toward other candidates 4 4-4-4-4-4-4-4-44-4-4-4-4-4-4 PRIEST'S VISIT TO STALIN IS GALLED T MGR. MICHAEL J. READY. CATHOLIC WELFARE SECRETARY DECLARES REV. ORLEMAN-SKl-RIP UNAUTHORIZED. Washington, May I (U.R). Mgr. Michael J. Ready, general secretary of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, yesterday denounced the unauthorized visit of Father Stanislaus Orlemanski, Springfield, Mass., to Moscow as a "political burlesque and the phoniest propaganda that' the uguslly clever idea men in Russia have palmed off on the United States." Addressing a communion breakfast of regional supervisors of tho National Catholic Community Service, t)e said there is no religious significance' in the visit of Father Orlemanski. He described Father Orlemanski as the only priest in the United States and likely in the world known as a partisan of Soviet policy and asserted that Catholic leaders have tried unsuccessfully to get worthy priests to Russia and would like to know the exact part our government had in the performance. He noted a State Department Siokesman said a passport for Father rlemanski, who is of Polish descent, was issued because the trip was made at toe request of Russia. Trip Beqaested. It is heartening certainly to have the State Department spokesman say the White House had nothing to do with facilitating the passport arrangements, he added. The implications of arranging a passport are serious enough without having the White House accused of stabbing in the back the Poland whose government this nation recognizee Asserting that the Catholic church had heretofore tried unsuccessfully at the State Department to get worthy priests to Russia, Monsignor Ready declared that Father Or-lemanski's trip has no religious significance and is being staged and directed by capable Soviet agents. The priest, who left hia Springfield, Mass., church without the permission of diocesan authorities to make the journey, already has conferred with Premier Stalin -and Foreign Commissar Molotov.. - 'Moscow announced that the pur- pose of this visit was to study to Polish situation and that of the Po- , lish army in the U. S. S. R., Man- signor Readys statement said. As a priest, Father Orlemanski would be much more interested,- tt seems to me. if he were permitted i to seek out and to confer with tha Polish priests and people enduring since 1939 a cruel exile in Siberia -and ether peris of the Soviet Unlon.4 TUNNELC 8 A T 8 GOP SEEKS TO CREATE "POLITICAL FOOTBALL OUT OF CONTRO-.YEBSY, Washington, May 1 VP)- A Dem ocrat's charge that Republicans of-making a political football out the governments seizure of Mof.' gomery Ward Si Co. brought prompt GOP retort today that Presi-1 dent Roosevelt made a political mis- ' take in ordering troops to take over the firm. Senator Tunnell (D.. Del.), a stanch supporter of the President told reporters that the Republicans are trying to make a political loot- I ball out of something that is a very -grave matter. "Of course, he added, "there have been complaints that civil righta , were invaded, but I think those protests are balanced by to feeling on I the part of a great many people that 1 firm, drastic action was needed la this instance. , While Tunnell said he thought toe j net political reaction would not bf adverse. Senator Aiken (R W voiced the opinion that Mr. Roosevelt had hurt his chances for r election, if he desires to run again It looks to me like a political, move to keep labor in line for too fourth term, Aiken said, but I don't think the majority of tod eople of the country are going tor ike such arbitrary us of power. SI rAV: r- r i $ Si - YX-i' -I" t -i v , t I i v- . r

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