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STHIKr BACK? DOflrAtfi to CAftCfift ClltSAHE ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Weatfte* Alton *«,«: mfW ftftt Member of The Associated Press, 5c Per Copy. v»l. CXIX, No. 82 Serving the Alton Community for More Than 118 Yean Airlifts Support French By LARRY ALLKN HANOI, Indochina .<? — The thousands ol valiant defenders of Dim Biru Phti—trapped by encircling hosts of Communist-led Vietminh troops — received fresh strength from the skies today. American-supplied Dakotas and Flying Boxcars, piloted b> American civilian flyers, swooped low Inrough curtains of fire from rebel artillery and antiaircraft batteries to parachute tons more ammunition, food and war material of all types into the long - besieged French Union bastion. Despite cloudy, rain-laden skies which forced war planes to curtail radically their assaults on rebel positions, fighters firing rockets and heavy machine guns tried to knock out the Vietminh's antiaircraft guns. They gave cover to the low-flying transports dropping more supplies for the garrison, battered by two all-out rebel assaults since March 12 and constant local Vietminh attacks in the intervening weeks. The legions of Communist Ho Chi Minh have ringed the fortifications with trenches and dugouts 1.000 yards or less from the fortress' main barriers. TanneriesWill StopOperatioii Temporarily ALTON, ILL.. TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1954 Bows to Progress IS PAGES Established Jan. 15, 1836. Andrews Testifies Contractors Reaped Profits of $65 Million From Borrowing FHA Funds Avc. and Edwards St, will be replaced by a modern office In recent years the residence housed a sttidio.-Staff photo. Production at the No. 2 and split tanneries of International Shoe Co. at Hartford wil! be discontinued temporarily, it was announced today by A. R. Green, tannery manager. The hide house will cease operation beginning Friday, April 23, followed by the soaking-in and bluffing departments on Monday, April 26. All other departments wilt shut down as in work in process is completed. The closing will last a minimum of two weeks, said the statement, and will permit an adjustment in inventories of the types of leather processed at the two units. The tanneries at Hartford employ 450 persons. FBI Captures Bank Robbery Suspect PHOENIX, Ariz. JP—The FBI reported today it had captured Herman K. Rodig, 35, wanted lor questioning in the $1,846 robbery of a branch bank here Monday. Gerald B. Norris, agent in charge of the FBI in Arizona, said Rodig was picked up at Sky Harbor Airport at midnight where he had intended to catch a plane out of Phoenix, The FBI earlier had taken Rodig's wife, Mary Arlene, 35, into custody on a downtown Phoenix street about seven hours after the First National Bank branch was held up, She had'$l,040 in her possession which she said her husband had given her, the FBI said. Bank robbery charges will be filed today against Rodig, Norris said. Many Notables To Attend Luncheon for Governor State Orders Sewer Flow on Road Stopped Residents on E. Broadway outside Alton's east limits Monday night retained George M. Berry, attorney, to "represent them in connection with notices they have received from the State of Illinois advising correction of sewage overflow conditions. < Berry said today that septic tank overflow draining off hills to the north of East Broadway, from Serin Aye. east to Miami Ave, seeps onto the four-lane highway between Alton and East Alton. The residents notified, he said, are those who live at the side of the road, but the drainage from septic tanks on the hills and further away from the highway contributes to the overflow. He estimated some 25 or 30 persons had received notices from the State Department of Public Works and Buildings, which quoted Article 8, section 168A of Illinois Road and Bridge laws. The letter stated the situation must be corrected prior to July 3, he said. Seepage is most apparent in the area of the highway known as "Death Valley" (because of the frequency of fatal auto crashes jn that vicinity i. Some 20 residents met with Berry at: the Blankenship garage, 2806 E. Broadway, Monday njght. A committee of three was appointed to investigate the sewage overflow conditions and report in two weeks. Committee members are Francis Mills, Herman Blankenship and Murle Olive. The residents whose septic tanks overflow are all outside Alton liniits, Berry said. 3 Hurt in Falls 13 Treated for Injuries At St. Joseph's Monday Thirteen persons incurred in juries requiring hospital treat ment Monday. Among Ihem were three women, who were injurec in falls, one seriously. All 13 were treated at St. Joseph's. Mrs. Edith Roberts, 50, wife of Monte Roberts of 626'/i Adams Ct., suffered a back injury in a ial) backwards off a step-ladder. The mishap occurred Saturday when Mrs. Roberts was hanging a kitchen curtain. Her husband said that she apparently lost her balance and fell backwards over a chair. She thought she had suffered only slight injury following the accident, but Monday when her condition became worse she was laken to the hospital and following X-ray examination was admitted to the hospital. Also injured in a fall was Mrs, Mamie Scott, 6S, of 1322 East Fourth St. Mrs. Scott suffered an injury to her righl hand in a lalj down two steps at her home Monday afternoon as she was leaving her house on a shopping errand. Mrs. Helen Thorpe. 54, of 424 Brentwood is a patient in -the hospital for treatment of a shoulder fracture. A 19-month-old Brighton infant, Harold DeLassus, suffered a lac. eration to his cheek in a fall ; requlreij live sutures. River St«gi»i Stag» 5.57 Fall .TO W BurMUTf.B fool 418.37 401.05 Viola Siseo, 8, of Brighton, was taken to the hospital for treatment of an ankle injury, sustained in a fall from a bicycle. Jesse L. Conway, 47, of Brighton, a service station employe, svas admitled lo the hospital for trealment of a crushed finger. A finger injury suffered by William Norton, 30, of 1206 Garden St., required three sutures, and six stitches were laken in a finger injury incurred by Mrs. Dene Winters, 31, of 2309 Crawford Ave. Six-year-old Robert Goree of 222 Salu St., suslained a laceration under his arm pit that required 24 sutures, and five sutures were taken lo close a cut on the face of Floyd R. Brazell 11 of 1010 Ninth St. Kay Hamilton, 13, of 1720 Belle St., suffered an arm injury that required 14 sutures. Robert Hermann, 32, of 424 East Broadway, was treated for a dog bite, and Billy Gene Lack, ey, 15, of 337 West Main St., East Alton, was admitted to the hospital for treatment of an eye injury. Billy Gene, son of Mr. and Mrs, Roy T. Lackey, was taken tq the hospital after his eye had become badly swollen. Cause of the swelling is unknown, his mother said, unless it s result of an injury suffered about ft week ago when Billy Gene was hit by a bajl. At the time of the Acceptances have been received from many prominent persons for the luncheon slated May 13, Thursday, at. which Gov. William G. Stratlon is to accept deeds and fides (o fhe abandoned Bluff Line right-of-way. The acceptance will pave the way for extending the McAdams Memorial Highway to Grafton. Gov. Stratlon will be a special guest at the luncheon slated at Onized Club rooms on E. Broadway at 12:15 p.m., sponsored by the Right-of-Way Acceptance Committee of the Greater Alton Association of Commerce. Officials of the Illinois Terminal Railroad will present the right-of-way to the Governor. All GAAC members and their wives have been invited to the $1.50 - a - plate luncheon which marks a major step in the further development of the McAdams highway. ' Dr. H. W. Trovillion, a member of the Scenic Highway Commission project, said today he had this morning discussed the road project with Gov. Stratton by telephone. The GAAC office today in a press release stated: "It is our desire to have at least 800 present at this luncheon to honor our Governor and 1he members of the Mississippi River Scenic Parkway Commission and other important people who will visit our city at; this time. We sincerely hope that, every member of the Greater Allon Association of Commerce will make every effort to be on hand to show our appreciation lo our slate officials In helping us solve our many highway problems." Galloway and Grable Are 011 PensioiiBodies Asst. fire Chief Warren Grable \sas re-elected lo the Board of Trustees for the Firemen's Pension Fund. He will serve three years' lerm on Ihe eight member 1 board that: administers pensions of retired firemen and approves new pensioners.' Grable had served as president of the board during his previous Ihree year's. He is succeeded in that post by Charles Ashmore as senior- member. The pension fund's source of revenue is five per cent of each firemen's pay, plus general taxation and interest on pension fund investments. To be eligible for pension a man must have served a minimum of 20 years and be 50 years of age or older-. His half-pay is calculated on the basis of the wages received during Ihe last 30 days of employment. The pension fund 'currently totals some $50,000. .Members of the police department Monday re-elected Raymond Galloway and Claude Barkley lo 2-year terms as members of the Board of Trustees of (he Police Pension fund. The ballots were counted in the forenoon today, and a report filed with City Clerk Price, secretary of the board. The retired policemen, Price was informed, Jlecled Fred Schreiber, police magistrate, as iheir representative on the board. Family Deprived of 30 After Complaints ST. LOUIS #-Mr. and Mrs. John Driscoll lived in a two-room house wilh 34 dogs until Monday Now they have tout. The AnimaJ Protective Assn. of Missouri and St. Louis County au- Town Board Will Opposei Osborne Suit Meeting Monday afternoon at Ihe call of Supervisor Walter 1 in his office, Alton Town Bojird adoplcd resolutions authorising Die town attorney, Ross Ai-m- bruster, to act for town officials in two suits ponding in Ciniuit Court. 1 Armbruster was instructed to press the suit for declaratory judgment recently filed in Ihe name of Walter as supervisor and treasurer of Alton Township against A. J. Osborne as town collector, object of which is) to compel the collector pay ove • to the supervisor taxes he may collect for the township. \ To Kosisl Quo Wurrfcnlo Suit The town attorney also WHS directed to defend and resist a quo warranlo suit which Osboi'ne as a citizen, city treasurer, jind ex officio town collector )ias asked for leave of court to frile against the Allon Town Board as now constituted, and jflso against the Cily Council. Osborne's suit challenges the lejgal status of the board of town!officials, contending that undeh a recent statute amendment fdnc- tions of the Town Board should be carried out by the Cily Council. , j Osborne's right to push 'his suit for- quo warranto « te s i O f whether a public board has Iqgal existence-is lo be subject of a hearing in Circuit Court at kd- uardsville next Friday ' af!er- noon, it was.voted that all Town Board members should altqnd. Hope for Early Decision Armbruslcr told the board he would press for early disposi ion Claims Escape Was Betrayed V By Dickenson •/ WASHINGTON fr - A former prisoner of war sworn torlny llmt his plans to escape from n Korean j prison ramp were tipped off to his i jailers by Cpl. Edward S. Dickon- | son. j The witness. Cpl. Thomas A. ! Cnrrirk of Blaoksbttrg. Vs.. said ; at the opening of the second day of Dickinson's court martini that he overheard the defendant Inform on him. Carriek said he listened through a paper door at the prison camp. This testimony sent opposing counsel into a vigorous debate on the admissibilily of Carrick's testimony. Guy Emery, defense attorney. drew from Carriek on cross examination tlmt he had also overheard Dickcnson confess that he, himself, was planning an escape. ^ Asked why ho had not mentioned this fact, the witness said: "I try to forget things, sir." Dickenson, a 23-year-old soldier from Cracker's Neck, Va., is charged with collaborating with the enemy while a PO\V,and with supplying his captors information that led to mistreatment of fellow prisoners. He pleaded innocent Monday. Dickenson first refused repatriation when the Korean armistice was signed, but later changed his mind and returned to this country. High-Altitude Rescue PAMC-STRICKKN WOMAN UKSC UKD-Mr*. Anna Schuster down from'precarious fourth-story perch ' No Indochinese Decision Being Considered: Dulles U.S.ReIalively SafeFromAiiy Atomic Attack B,y FIMNK of the suit for declaratory judgment, and would seek to have it also heard Friday. "This suit, brought in name of Supervisor Walter, is filedifor the proleclion of Ihe public," Armbrusler told Ihe board,! so that funds from taxes may! be available lo continue all to|vn- ship services. Armbr-uster- said he was prepared to oppose Osborne's r • ghl lo bring a quo warranlo act on, and also to defend all allegations of his suit should that be nck-s- saiy. j Osborne's petition for o<jmrt peiilion to Jnsliiute quo wam.nlo proceedings challenging tho vilid- of the present town board filed last after the Saturday, two cays suit for declara was ory judgment was filed by Wal.. Osborne in his petition to Circuit Court is represented by V. M. Jacoby, Alton attorney, )vho at one lime was attorney for the Allon Town Board. Slatns collector originally Disarmament Talks May Be WithoutRussia I»y H1M-IAM \. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. K> — Spurred by the menace of the hy. drogen bomb, the Western Powers prepared today for new disarmament talks without knowing whether the Soviet Union will take part. The 12-nationa! U. N. Disarmament Commission set up a subcommittee Monday to start the talks, in private, here Friday. It adopted 9-1 a British proposal naming Britain, Canada, France, the Soviet Union and the United States to the .subgroup. U rejected 10-1 a Soviet hid | 0 ........... „ ......... , .......... „ add Communist China, C/.ochoslo- iMwhon" D - TOM VlmMhe'tJniied vakia and India. Only Soviet Delegate Andrei Y. Vishinsky voted against the. pra . posal and for his own amendment. Lebanon and Nationalise China abstained on the former, Lebanon on the latter. Vishinsky had warned before- H.Y JACK UKM, WASHINGTON ff~Twn senators said loday after a meeting will Secretary of Stale Dulles Hint no decision to dispatch American fighting forces lo Indochina is being considered. Both senators are Republicans f'Vi'KUwn of Michigan and Bridgfls of New Hampshire. Ferguson, who left the meeting WASHINGTON /P—Secretary of; ''"'''.V lo Iwp another appointment Defense Wilson says he believes the United Slates is "relatively so- ture" from surprise atomic attack and even more secure from sustained aerial aNsault. Wilson said Russia would lose many bombers and I rained crews in tho inilial stages of any air war over America "and I do not believe Ihey could keep 11 up." Testifying before a House ap- propriationx subcommittee, consid-' ering the defense budget, Wilsnii atlded: "I dnn'l think it fihc decision) is In the works al all. "Al present I am against sending American troops lo Indochina I know of no fads to warrant U.' The two senators talked lo reporters al the Stale Department after Dulles had briefed a 15-man congressional delegation on devel- opmonls in Indochina ami the j forthcoming Geneva pence confer- challenged an opinion of Rep. ence which |ho Rods will altend. Dulles has "Ihe situation well in hand that adoption of the British plan, which he called one-sided. would "create difficulties for the Soviet Union as regards its participation in the work of the subcom- mitloo." Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. of the United Stales called (his "a thinly veiled threat to walk out. ... a thinly veiled threat to torpedo the peace." Slates Is "highly vulnerable to atomic attack at this lime." The secretary said he believes the nation is vulnerable but "relatively secure," adding that he believes the Russians "have been much more afraid of us than we are of DIPMI." Other testimony, portions of which wore made public Monday night, disclosed thai: The Defense Department plans I hand." Ferguson said. The HOCI-Olary will leave for Ihe Geneva conj ference "with Ihe blessing of congressional lenders," he added. Bridges said in his view "the silnation looks gloomy bul not hopeless." lie said any move to send American forces lo Indochina "was not in the wind." lo brins Ihe Far Bul, he added that no one could foretell wbal the future would hold. Bridges said in a speech Monday night lhal "we have made our Hi ore Kasl. troops back from I decision" ID hold Indochina. two army I'uilliiH (Jives Key J{ o | c Bon, Germany /I'— Western divisions wore ordered home from Korea for deacliviation. Wilson testified that considering Smith Korea now has 20 divisions and "from tho point of view of not having an active war we still Sen. Cooper ill-Kyi said loday ho is prepared (o K ,, all Ihe way wilh the Eisenhower administration lo keep Indochina out of Communist hands. Dulles Monday after a PoliceToOpen Earlier Drive For Licenses Knrlior enforcement than In other recent years is planned foi the city ordinances requiring Ihe licensing of motor-vehicles and dogs In Alton. Police Ll. Roberts, who fs fn charge of Ihe police department during absence of Chief ] learner ill: die l-'W College in Washington, announced loday that an educational campaign, looking to of city auto- plnnned lo the enforcement mobile license. |, S slurt next Monday. A hoiiso-to-hoiiso canvass to enforce the dog licensing and rabies Immunl/allon regulations is planned for an early dale, bill Ihe exact t| mc set, he added. No Police will riiakn rcma | ns to be no arrests during (he period of Ihe educu- lionnl drive on aulo licenses "'•id LI. Roberts, but in the check-up on ears bearing no windshield slickers "warning tickets" will 1>c issued. These will be canceled If the motorists promptly licenses. procure Iheir cily enforcement plan is Ihe same used Cor many years officials say the Rus- <-ifie....wo expect to bring some of sians have assigned former Field i them back as conditions permit Marshal Fricdrich Paula*, their'' Regarding Ihe likelihood of atom- vanquished enemy at . Slalingrad. a • ie /.Hack, Wilson said- key role in expanding (he Com- 1 "We are militarily strong enougl L U " 1S 1_ Jprma " ar "' y ' I" <telw aggression. At Annual have too many troops in the Pa-! !!" w '.''' « li| Au«usta, Ga., dial it is hero, Police poinl out lhal. boll) Ihe "ll.V aulo and do« licenses are the I'esl. and perhaps the only "license. bargains" the cily has lo offer Ibis year. Virtually all oilier cily licenses have been increased, bill unlikely" any American Iroops "'f fop on motor vehicles remains conference with President sent to the Southeast-Asia a year and that on do-s ' The town challenged the valid status of (he Iwo of sequence and BUJy Gene hatj gai<J nothing about it. the suburban Creve Coeur home. They took 30 away. Ihe Town Board before electors of the township in meetings April 16. He presented an attorney's opinion at time ,and cplled on (he pro board to retire in favor of City Council. J n (his connec he sought revamping appropriations to some payment to justices, his proposal was defeated the budget presented ihrc the Town Board was adopted Super-visor Walter's suit lowed Osborne's declaralion town meeting that he proposed in future to turn over no tt for Ihe Town Board. Justices at the special Town Board meeling speculated informally as lo what prompted Osborne's suit. Jusiice Beneze held to a view that fees to justices couldn't be cut off by Osborne's suit because all alow. ances kad been authorized by the elector*. hat sent Ihe ion, )wn bul and ugh /ol. in Alton Cemetery Association Names Officers, Directors A slnule lot-owner, over and above the officers and directors, responded lo Ihe invitation to attend the annual lot-owners mooting of DIP Allon Comolfi-y Association. Tho mooting, held Monday nlctht in the directors' room of First National Bank Ri Trust Co.. was for the purposes of receiving reports and electing directors and officers. ;md treasurer, William Bier- baurn. the fact was made known Ihnl Ihe cemetery liwl fund now has a tola! of $118,52!) on hand .-ind some- imnorlanf additions to the fund will soon bo made through bequests and from other' sources of income. It was rnado known thai since Ihe cemetery was placed in the classification, entitling givers to liam Feldwiseh and George Ryrie for five-year terms, and William Bierhaum lo fill Ihe vacancy for four years caused by the death of Harry L. Meyer, who recently died afler a period of valuable service to Ihe cem'e. tery board, sustaining heavy responsibilities in carrying out projects for improvements of the cemetery in al) lines. Officers of the board of directors were re-elected as follows: John A. Ryrie, president; William Bierbaum, 'secretary and treasurer. In the report ol the secretary funds contributed lo 1ho trust fund Iher-f has been a pleasing increase in Ihe amount of money being willed lo the cemetery trust fund and thereby I ho income* has been increased. Attention was directed to the fact lhal additional bequests would be useful and would be gladly received, and more purchases of perpetual care would be desirable. H. Edward Meyer was elected to succeed his father, Hairy L. Meyer, as a member of the cemetery endowment fund board. battleground. Hut lie declined lo| «'">'* »i S.'i for males and $.'} for answer an "if" question: Would he j females. liivor Bt-ndinK U. S. troops as a | Due April I lust resort if the French should! AM licenses become due as of Iho pull out of Indochina? j slart of Iho fiscal year of UK Cooper, a former delegate lo (he; ^l"'' 1 '• ''i Iho United Naiions, said h cily WASHINGTON /P— The „ merit's revenue chief testified today that builders of 1,149 FHA- Insured apartment projects reaped 65 million dollars in profits almost entirely from borrowing more than Ihry spent. T. Coleman Andrews presented H statistical summary to n Senate hearing conducted by Sen. Byrd iD-Va). He did not pinpoint any single project. However, Byrd said housing officials guaranteed 21 million dollars In loans on Glen Oaks Village in Queers Couiily. New York, at- though the project cost only 20 million. And Byrd declared he understood rents In (he Glen Oaks project were "15. or 20 or 25 per cent higher" due to the fact lhal loans to the projfd were in excess of construe- tlon costs. Andrews put in that not all of Iboso loans were government insured. No Fraud Andrews also said Iho revenue service thought there was no fraud, either civil or criminal, Involved because the builders of Ihe Glen Oaks project Imd fully disclosed their Income In tax returns. The Glen Oaks project was completed about five years ago. The huge Glen Oaks Village, comprising about 3,000 apartments, is a garden-type development of two-story apartment buildings located In tho easternmost part of New York City's Queens Borough on Long Island. Project officials were not immediately available for comment on Sen. Byrd's assertions'. Andrews estimated government revenue losses had been 28 million lollars owing to tax advantage* secured in these cases. As to the question of corruption, Andrews said there was "one situ, atlon'" where "we think there was corruption in appraising" the cost of a construction project for th» purpose of securing an FHA loan guarantee. He made no further Identification of the case. Byrd recessed the hearing, without" nailing a date for it to be resumed, after getting the figurei from Andrews. (Java Tip The senator credited Andrewi with tipping off (hat there was something wrong in the federal musing programs more than 10 months ago. The Senate Banking Committee, headed by Sen. Capehart (R-Ind) 'so is looking Into Ihe alleged candals and the two groups were olding separate hearings simul- unoously, Colo was before tho Capehart ominlltee. Under questioning, he eslified lhat he asked Ihe White louse to obtain Ihe resignations of Vderal Housing Administrator iuy T. 0. Ilollyday. He.said he Id so because of what he termed 'HA's laxity in investigaling and unishing alleged frauds and abus- s. Hollyday was ousted April 12. He old the commiltee Monday his res- gnatfon was requested by Shei- nun Adams, top aide to President Eisenhower, arid that he was giver. 10 explanation. Ho said Colo had ever spoken lo him about it. Cole said at (he. time, of Holly, ay's resignation that Hollyday had :iiled to act against abuses. Dis- uling lhal, Hollyday said that as "IIA commissioner- he Iwd put in ew regulations lo slop "unscrup- lous promoters." Cole denied a .suggostion from ie Mortgage Bankers As.sn. of mork-a that Holiday's resigna- on was forced because Hollyday rosislod a proposed shift of author- ily from FHA lo believes I Kenoraiiy have been held off until !n" y <lfi ''" l ' y ' ""' lhal any decision on troop use need! tinnier. Hut (here is no reason for not be made immediately. this, and Ihe department this year Instead, he said, the United j Proposes to dear up its enforce- Stales should press the French loj r "«'nl task as early as possible. l)t >K licenses are a special bar- permit American (ruining of na- live troops to fij-bt against Ihe Kods—a proposal which Ihe French previously have received without enthusiasm. • \o Cliuinji' In Policy Chair-man Saltonstall (R-Mass) of the Senate Armed Service! Committee told the Scnale Mon day he had boon told there was "no change" in the polio- employing If. s. combat units in Indochina. He said he hud been so told by Secretary of Defense Wilson and Thurston H. Morton, assistant secretary of slate. The troop-use question was brought lo the fore by the stale- mem of Vice President Nixon last Friday lhal American troops might have lo be used as a last resort if the French should withdraw— a possibility he termed unlikely. The Peiping radio today accused Nixon of "sabre rattling" and said he vice president "made il clear hal Ihe United Slaics will do its utmost lo oppose a cease-fire in Indochina." Sen. Bridges IR-NH), a member ot the Senate Armed Services Com- (CoutiuueU on i'age I, C'ol. 3.) ' ome Finance Agency. gain, l,t, Roberts jwjiril.s out, be- j cause the cily has made no change in Die ordinance, despite the fact thai rabies iiinoculations have not become a requirement under slate law. Under the cily ordinance, each dog licensed is entitled to a rabies iininuni/.alion shot as a part of the license fee. No exacl figure on (lie number of dog licenses already issued was available today. Roberts explained, because three veterinarians are prepared to issue Ihe licenses for the city at Ihe time imioculations are given. The licenses also are procurable a! Ihe police desk in the City Hall. It is known more than 400 have been issued, but no poll has been taken on the number owners who have secured at the- veterinary hospitals. The veterinarians are Dr. C. B. Ragland, Dr. Gerald Somers. and Dr. Charles L. Schwartz, said Roberts. 751 Auto Lk>en«t>s l»t.ued City Treasurer Andrew J. Osborne said today that 751 cily automobile licenses for 1954 have (Continued on J*«ge 2, fo). i.) , lie testified also that he had discussed with Ilollyday, in July. 1953, the case of an unnamed KHA offi". ciul who reportedly was gambling j large sums. "f suRRested thai since this per- sun had important decisions to make as to whether one company or another should gel an FHA "mortgage financing) commitment, there should be an investigation made," Cole told the committee, "Did this person work for Holly. day?" inquired Capehart. "Yes," said Cole. "Why didn't Mr. Hollyday bring disciplinary charges againsl this gentleman?" "1 do not know." Cole promised the senators he would recommend ways lo close legal loopholes in the government'! housing program within a week. He promised lo "tighten up the organization, the programs and the procedures" of Ihe many-sided bousing program. He said he wanted a "complete and absolute goldfish bowl" inquiry into allegations that some builders have made huge "wind' full" profits with government-iO' &ured housing loans. fa** lu Andrews has said, his files con, on Page 15, Col. S) ri

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