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THE WEATHER 10GANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY INDIANA—Partly cloudy, warm and humid tonight and Wednesday; occasional showers or thundershowers mostly In north - portion. Temperature 7 a. m. 67 degrees, 12 noon SC degrees. Sunrise, 5:15; Sunset, 8:29. ( YOUR HOME TOWK NEWSPAPER ] In The Service Of The Community For Over One Hundred Years HOME EDITION • Founded 1844—Volume 103 Full-Lerwed United Pnsa Wires Day and LOGANSPORT, INDIANA TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 22,. 1948 Fcr Al! Department* phone *1« Price Per Copy—Five Cenrt- DEWEY CONVENTION EDGE Court Upholds Miners' Pension Plan Lewis Scores Legal Victory judge Goldsborough Finds for UMW Chieftain in Determining Eligibility of Miners for Pensions; Says Plan Does Not Conflict With Taft-Hartley Act. WASHINGTON, June 22—(UP)—Federal Judge T. Alan Goldsborough today ruled in favor of John L. Lewis in determining the eligibility of miners for pensions. Goldsborough said that there was nothing "improper, un- businesslike or not in accord with the spirit" of the Taft- Hartley labor act or the bituminous wage contract of 1947 in the Lewis pension plan. That plan had been agreed upon by the United Mine Workers President and Sen. Styles Bridges, R., N. H., "impartial" member of the UMW welfare fund. The plan had been opposed by Ezra Van Horn, operator trustee of the fund. The Lewis-Bridges plan made all members of the UMW available for pensions. Van Horn contended that only members of the UMW who were employed by operators who contributed 10 cents a ton to the fund should be eligible. Goldsborough dismissed Van Horn's complaint that the pension plan was illegal. "There is no justification," Goldsborough said, "in law or sound reason for this complaint. The complaint, gentlemen, will have to be dismissed." Decision Removes Obstacle Goldsborough's ruling cleared a major obstacle from the path of negotiations for a 194S wage contract. Soft coal operators and Lewis have been deadlocked on the eligibility of miners for pensions from tho 19-17 welfare fund. And the present contract runs out DELEGATES CONVENE TO SELECT GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE tu* By K- Landis (Mr. Landis'- columns represent his own opinions and do^not necessarily reflect tho views of tho Pharos-Tribune.) Convention Dope Sheet •LOGANSPORT, Ind. $TA3N'DI>"G SIlEJfTLY while the opening Invocation is delivered, Inuilrcds of delegates occupy their allotted sections on the main floor of tlie Philadelphia municipal auditorium for the first session o£ the Republican national convention. (International Soundphoto) His Name First In Nominations New York Governor and Senator Robert Taft Appear Leading Adversaries in Growing Battle For Republican Presidential Choice; Harold Stassen's Candidacy Is Reported Slipping. COXYEM'IOX HAIL, PHILADELPHIA, .lunc £2 — (UO— House Speaker Joseph ~\\- Martin. Jr, was elected permanent chtiiriiiiin of the 18-IS G. 0. P. convention today. He will take over Ihe job tonight after making; the (rndJtioiml permanent chairman's address- The convention then recessed at 1:37 p. m. EDI today until S p. m. By LYLE C. WILSON UNITED PRESS STAFF CORRESPONDENT CONVENTION HALL, Philadelphia, June 22—(UP)— Whoever wins, Thomas E. Dewcy will be Ihe first candidate nominated at this .Republican convention to carry the GOP ! standard in the presidential campaign. *I The Arizona delegation made that a fact! today by voting 7 to 1 to yield to New York ( when Arizona's name is called on the first roll,. call of states some 36 hours hence. Alabama No. 1 on the alphabetical list, has decided not! to defer to anybody but merely to pass. | Whatever advantage may lie in being s first on the schedule of nominations, Dewey has it. The New York governor and Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio are expected to be the one-two runners on the first ballot. I Harold E. Stassen still figures as No. 3 on the first go-round but he was being count- j ed out of the contest for the top spot by some Thomoi E. Dew«* of his own supporters. The Dcwey-Taft fight was getting hotter all the time, and so were the preliminary doings in convention hall. Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry of Nebraska evoked (he first of those deep-throated roars which signal the fact that the delegates are beginning to warm up to their job. YvTierry got up on the speakers' Juno 30 with every threat of a strike present. Goldsborough called the Lewis- Bridges pension pitta "meager." The plan, adopted 2 to 1 over j Van Horn's opposition, provides $100 a month pensions for miners aged 62 with. 20 years service who retire on or after May 29, 1946. "There seems to be nothing that shocks the mind with the idea that Sheriffs Car In Accident As the time for balloting r.cars, j these members of the United Mine Americans arc going over their | Workers should receive ?100 a dope sheets, anud tryinp to figure | month," Goldsborough said. "It's ' meager. It Is just enough to keep them off charity in old age. Just enough to nity." Even while out who will bo nominated In Philadelphia and why. For the benefit of everybody, in eluding myself, I herewith submit a form chart based on past performances. As a general rule, the man w-ho lends on the first ballot loses in a contested convention. So far as t can discover, thcro has been oi:!y ono exception in Republican history. This was in 1SS4 when James G. Blalno increased his lead to win on tho fourth ballot, after promising the vice presidency to John A. Logon of Illinois. It Tom Dewey can get the necessary votes by promising the vice presidency to Governor Green, another favorite son of Illinois, there Is no doubt that he will consider such a deal. Only once has the second man on the first ballot been nominated. This was in 1S60 when Lincoln overtook Sewart of Xew York to win on tlie third ballot. The critical votes came from Pennsylvania, whose favorite son Cameron was promised a place in Lincoln's cabinet. If Bob Taft can swing such a deal, he may nave a chance. There arc even rumors that.ho is prepared to do business with liis opposite number, Harold Stassen. j For his part. Stassen would like j to emulate the example of Wendell •\Villkie. the only man to come from third place to win a Republican nomination. In 1040. "Willfcie pass-1 ed both "bewey and Taft to win on f the 6th ballot. - . j Unfortunately for Stassen. he seems to be going down wheu he give them a little dig- the judge liar, dtrt j down his ruling a special fuct- | finding board prepared to wind I up its inquiry into the soft-coal dispute. It will report to the presi- ! ileut tomorrow, and that clears the way for the govrenment to get an injunction to stop a strike. Termed Clmitablc Trust Goldsborough said that the UMW welfare fund is a charltablo trust. "Undoubtedly," Goldsborough said, "the rules of the charity trust are applicable and the majority of trustees have a right to act. The court doesn't think that is debatable." Tills portion of his decision was significant in view of the fact that Lewis and Bridges have also voted 2 to 1 to have the 1947 fund assume the distress benefit obligations and eligibility of the 19-tb' Hund, including more than ?19,000,000 of promises for which the 1946 fund has no money. "There is absolutely nothing as far as the court can see tha^ would give the court any power to interfere with what's been done," Goidsborough said. Ho pointtd out that the agreement is no: between the employes and tlie operators but between the operators and the United Mine Damage to Auto of TVhlte County Sheriff Estimated nt $300 After Ecmg Struck by Coal Truck, Chester G. Lundy, Jr., IS. of Dugger. Ind., route 1, driver of a coal truck belonging to his father, was charged with reckless driving by Sheriff C. P. Parrett after the truck was • involved in an accident with a 194G coach driven by Sheriff Andy Roudebush, 57, of "White county on highway 24 at Lake Cicott at 9:55 a. m. Tuesday. According to the sheriff's report, Lundy's truck was enroute east, loaded with seven tons.of coal, and when he started to make a left turn the load shifted. The youth, afraid that the truck was going to turn over, quickly turned back to the right and struck the side of the White county sheriff's car, which was passing on tha right side. .Damage to the sheriff's car was estimated at $300, while that to the truck was estimated at 530. Lundy was summoned to appear in justice of the peace court for arraignment National Guard Nearing Quota Believe That Forty-eight Hour Delay in Signing of 19-ro-25 Draft Bill Will Realize Goal. Freedom Train Site Changed Famous Train to Be Sliown In >"orth Third Street Yandalin Yards on July 2S- The second of two meetings to make arrangements for the ap- Train at 7 . .......... . . . .,, Workers—"a very different pro- j ° clock toni Sht m the city bwld- position," He said that under the agreement' operators are required to pay 10 cents a ton into the wel- I'ara fund, "This arrangement doesn't increase or decrease that amount by one iota," Goldsborough said. "The court is unable to find anything that the majority trus- j ing It was announced following Monday night's session that the Freedom" Train will be at the Xortb Third street Vandalia yards for the exhibition. Eric Friedheim, area director for the train, made the arrangements with Pennsylvania railroad representatives. The city will co-operate in pre- tces have done up to the present j paring the Vandalia yards for the | lime that is improper, unbusiness- I showing. Oiling of that area will ' like or not in accord with the ; begin in the near future, accord- spirit of the labor-management re- j ing to Mayor George F. Muehl- shcald be soing up, and it is hard | latiolls act Ol . ^ e bituminous wage ! hauscn. ' to think ot him stampeding the con- ccmtract 0 £ 1D4T," Goldsborough vertion. If the convention deadlocks, then the play will go to Vandenbors or some other dark horse. The most famous Republican contest occurred in 1SSO. whe Garfield, who received no votes on the .tirst ballot, and only one vote on .the thirty- third ballot, was nominated on the thirty sixth. But the best place to be on ,the first ballot seems to be fifth posi- (Contlnued oc Pase Thirteen) said. County Clerks to Meet In This City Thursday County clerks of the second congressional district will gather in Logansport Thursday noon for their regular quarterly meeting, with Cass county Clerk Dewey Schmidt acting as host. Robert Shater, Fulton county clerk, is president of the district clerk's association. Among those present at Monday night's session were -Frank. Beck, general, chairman; Edgar Closson; Carl, Johnson; Jud j WASHINGTON, June 22—(UP) —The army said today that a 4S- liour delay by President Truman in | signing the draft bill will fill the national guard. The guard is shooting for a peacetime record quota of 341,000 men. There are some 2_50,000 in the ranks now. Recruiting offices 'are working overtime to process men in the 19-through-25 age group who prefer three years of stay-at-home service to 21 months in tlie regular armed forces. This is the option open to those enlisting in the guard'and other active reserve units before the president signs the draft into law, Informed sources said Mr. Truman has decided to hold off awhile to encourage enlistments in the reserves. He has nine more days I in which to sign the bill passed by I congress at its closing session. The | measure still lacks the signatures I of Senate President Arthur H. Vandenberg and House Speaker Joseph W, Martin who are in Philadelphia attending the Republican national convention. Army Marks Time In.Washington,- national guard recruiting officers signed up a record 164 men yesterday. In Los Angeles they got more recruits in one day than in the entire month of May. Reports from other cities indicated that the pre^draft enlistment boom is nationwide. A guardsman must volunteer for at least three years. During that time, he must attend weekly two- hour training sessions and put In 15 days of summer field drills. Actually, there are only 21,000 vacancies in the guard quota up to June 30. But Gen. Kenneth F. Cramer, national guard chief, has lifted his recruiting sights to 3'41,- 000'which originally was' the goal set for June, 1949. The long-range quota is 652,000 by 1950. '.Meanwhile^ the 'army said It is preparing to" begin recruiting 1S- vear-olds for 12 months service New Officers Of Jaycees To Be installed Firemen Have Narrow Escape J?jr« Extinguisher Blows Up Tnes- dny Morning' .During Tests nt Ccntrnl Fire Station. _ Three local firemen narrowly Two Others -ill County Need Three Roads Reopened After Being Repaired escaped serious injury at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning -when- a sodium I acid extinguisher blew up at the I central fire station. | I Paul Jasorka, 206 Burlington, and Gayle Smith, 1G12 Clifton avenue, got some of the fluid in'their •eyes and were taken to the-off ice ot a local 'physician for treatment. They were able to return to duty. State President to Speak At Jasorka had a blister on the eye Second Anniversary Din- j ball but it will not affect his vis- ner Friday Night. B. L. Jacobsen, state president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, will be the principal speaker at the second anniversary dinner o£ the local Ja}-cees ion. . ,'lids. Smith was burned on the eye- Eugene Schwering, 715 Plum street, got some of the fluid to be' held at G:30 o'clock' Friday night at the Logan club. The speaker will talk on the an his clothes and body, but covered his eyes 'in time. • The accident occurred while testing extinguishers used in a local business firm. The outlet holes apparently were plugged and when the extinguisher was'turned New Bridges As Result of Cloudburst On Night of June 5. Three of the five Cast, county r-oads which were closed bj'_dam- age caused by the cloudburst on the night of June 5 have been reopened to traffic, it was announced today by Ray Skillen, county highway superintendent The highway department installed new culverts to replace j platform and laced the Truman ad-" ministration for everything. Tlie del gates loved it. The Nebraska delegates gave Wherry a spirited demonstration, shouting among other things that they wanted him for president. But that was just one state talking. The battle is between Taft and Dewey—with Dewey, as of now, having the edge. Refuse Taft Request This edge was sharpened, maybe significantly, when the convention credentials committee turneJ down a Taft request that; it reverse its vote on the Georgia delegation contest. The Republican national committee has voted 48-14 to seat a 16-vote pro-Dewey delegation from Georgia turning down the bid of pro-Taft faction. The credentials committee upheld this decision by a 2G-24 vote. Today it rejected the Taft appeal • adjourning without acting on the three which were washed out | it. The case is closed unless Taft on t. three Tipton township -ads -ries^e in the flash floods following the {ect a pre . 1)a ii 0 ting test of dele- future of the Junior Chamber of | oy( , r the bottom hal£ o£ the-tank Commerce. Master of ceremonies |. for the program will be Tom i Hirschauer. Installation of. 'new officers of the Logansport Junior Chamber of Commerce-also will be held at the session. The President's Key will be presented to Bob Faris, retiring president. New officers who will be installed include: into-the-air. It went up into the-trees and came down some distance away. . A fireman.was killed recently in a. similar accident at Anderson, Approve Armory i Sanitary Plans gate strength between the two top men. Stassen tried again to spike reports he was ready to deal for second place on the campaign ticket. He told newsmen he was "NOT making deals with anyone." But he "was not completely surprised," he added, by Col. Robert McCormlck's statement yesterday. McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and a power in the party, proposed a Taft-Stassen Steinhilber, ' president- ' Approval df-sanitary plans for j ig no( . sa£e . since part of the wall . ,„ _.. .- i the National.Guard Armory: to be fe]1 Jn as th(J resu]t o£ being un _ Gordon Muehlhausen, vice-president in charge . of .•. club affairs; Robert Lowe, .vice-president JH charge of public .affairs; Raj- Brandenburg, vice-president in charge of membership; Mel Curtis, secretary; Carl Hassett, treas- i,urer; and Frank Beck, publicity j director. Music will be provided by Joan Zieg, accordionist. Following the dinner, dancing ~will be held at the club. ..,-••' The club, which.,was'• organized two years ago, has . promoted many outstanding' events -h'ere and siderably. Recently four ''members i *^ d of the "local 'organization were I street. named to state ; committees. . Th£ | erected at • Fairy-Jew park was received Tuesday.' morning by George Beltemacchi, city engineer. - . ' ' ' • - The state board of. health met er extensiTe throughout the coun- recently and approved the plans . as prepared by the E. I. Brown ' _^ company, of Indianapolis. Bids on the federal half of the Armory which were scheduled to be opened Monday were set aside until later this week. The state building council has "approved plans for the ?5,000 re- modelling program : on a store located' at 2-2S 'East vear-olds tor 12 months service u<^<=^ ^ =^^ ^^-~>^ r . -—,,_ _. "as soon as the president signs .the appointments are .as fonows: ; 0r-j Report (JVGT bill. By volunteering, these youths would, be exempt from the 21- month draft later on. vile Fox, committee; activities constitutional' revision Richird -Bailey, youth» . . . . .,. - . , , J , committee^:'- jTnomas.T Theft of '$43.90 from the 0. T. stead demanded aflat hourly .pay Taken from Tavern . Hirschauer,- legisjative .committee; j'Bar, 30S East Market street/ was and Fred. Bargm'an, " distinguished i being, investigated Tuesday, after- I award committee. Orville Fox; and John Bowman. SEEK SOSSCfG Elmer Unciker, SO, of Dayton, BABY DIES Ef CRASH C8RYDOX, Ind., 'June 22—fDP), 1003'by local police. j" .The 'funds'were-taken from the j cash register of the ; tavern. In '•Addition,'" a. pint of -wine was re- cloudburst. It will be necessary to con- j struct new concrete bridges on j tha other two roads,, cue of which is in Tipton township and the other in Noble township, "William. Wise, president of the Cass county board of commissioners, said the board will. advertise for bids for the construction of the new bridges within the next month. The abutment of the bridge in Tipton .township over Bear creek fell in, making that road impass- i able until a. new bridge is con-j j leanx rhile, the delegates got a structed. The other road affected ; trip]e dose 0{ oraT . ory at today's is the Delaware road in Noble m orning session. Sen. Raymond E. township. The bridge on_ that road , Ba j dw i n o f Connecticut and Rep. Frances E. Bolton of Ohio followed Wherry. Tandeiifoergr Keeping Qnlet Baldwin "called the Truman administration a demonstration of "manifest mediocrity" by peopl« ; who are "tired and punch-drunk"." Sirs. Bolton said that what this country needs is a "compete national house cleaning." Although Dewey and Taft obviously were far out in front In delegate strength, the overall picture wasn't: complete. Sen. Arthur H. Vacdenberg's boom was not yet underway but , could come with a wioop in a | deadlock. • Stassen supporters said it was "too -early" to talk about a deal. But they indicated a trade was possible — a trade, sayt putting the Minnesota man oc the ticket for | rice president with Vandenberg ..or j Taft.:They would like it to be Van- dermined by the flood waters. A number of other bridges also will be repaired, damage from the cloudburst having been rath- Ford Offer Is Rejected CIO Anto Workers Counter "\Vith Demand for Flat Hourly Increase in Pay. 22—(UP)—The . CIO United Anto "Workers union today rejected a 11 to 14 cent hourly raise offered by „ T , - . . the Ford -Motor company aad In- 0.. was being sought by local police Tuesday morning. He got on a train for Chicago and was second I traced as far as Logansport He I hasn't been seen since. Nominates Woman for Senator PORTLAND, Me.,June 22—(UP) ... .. . —Rep. Margaret Chase Smith was I Funeral services "were .planned to- ported missing.-The loss was dis-j assured today of becoming the ' day for Alma Faith Lahue, ,two nation's first GOP woraan Sena- j weeks old. of Corydon. who was tor by winning- tne. nomination j killed yesterday.-wiien .the car in over three male opponents "in yes- which she was Tiding left the road terday's state primary. one mile east of here. . * - covered Tuesday morning when the tavern was opened' for business. • • •' - . • Detective Sgt 0. R. Czirson is conducting the investigation.. increase. UAW Ma'zey, unIoO) while attending the annual meeting of the Michigan CIO council. He said tie Ford olfe'r did. not meet "requirements." Ford proposed the 11-cent raise j . making less than j "i denberg - ' Secretary-Treasurer Emil, ^ ^ two sesslong of tte Re _ acting . president of the j pub]ican .^ona! convention yes' terday lacked the wboop-^m-ap enthusiasm traditional with party pow wows, and oratory and NOT !. ranch, enthusiasm was carded for today. , . The show may picfc Tip this evfr- by Rep. Joseph for employes $1.50 an-hour aa.d H ceat* lor j those earning $1.50 or more. I (Continued on Page Thirteen)

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