The Daily Register from Harrisburg, Illinois on August 26, 1947 · Page 1
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Register Classifieds Get Results THE DAILY published Continuously Since 1915 "THE~DAILY REGISTER, HARRISBURG, ILL., TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, NEW SERIES, VOLUME 33, NO. 60 ON ARMY Truman Soon lo Renew Plea For Price Cuts Talks Will Go Hand-in-Hand with · Justice Dep't Drive WASHINGTON. Aug. 2G--«I» _ riesidcnt Truman soon will renew his "moral pressure" cam, aie n to talk prices down, sources {.lose to thc White House said today The President's plea for volun- nn price cuts by business, largo ind small, will go hand in hand with thc present intensification t.of thc Justice Department's antitrust campaign, 5t was learned tion A Federal grand jury invcstiga- of real estate prices here Brt , understood to be the taking- off' point for a concerted drive to lower housing costs by ending monopolistic practices throughout the entire housing industry. Gasoline Under Attack The Justice Department's antitrust drive is expected to extend to other cost-ofliving industries. Marine Ace Flies Skystreak to New 650:6 MPH Record MUROC ARMY AIR BASE. Cal. __r.K)_Thc blood-red Douglas Sky- streak, breaking its own five-day- old record, today held the world's air speed record of 650.6 miles an hour. Marine ace Maj. Marion Carl, who knocked down 18 Jap planes during the war. set the record yesterday in four hammering passes through the shimmering desert air. He lut b'52.642 on his first and best run, flashing through the 1.- 8;:j mile speed trap just 125 feet above the lake bed and then pulling up and away in an easy roll. His other runs were 649358, 652.578 and 648.730 mph. All bettered the previous record of 640.7 set Wednesday in the same ship by Navy pilot T. F. Caldwell. Motor trouble resulted from a badly ad- Coal Dust Blast Here Labor Exhibit Will Feature Saline Co. Annual Celebration At the 38th annual Saline County Labor Day celebration to be held Monday, Sept. 1, the Department of Mines "and Minerals will .stage a demonstration of a cdal dust explosion. which the Labor Day program committee is inviting everyone connected with coal mining to attend. The exhioiupn will take place in the centcrfield between 1 and 2 p. m., and will demonstrate the fires caused by coal dust, and the benefits oi rock dusting, which justed governor, which hampered camc prominently to public alien- · Gasoline is already under attack with grand juries here and in Los Angeles digging into industry pricing practices. ' 1 At the same time the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers is working on an exhaustive study of the effect of the British '·dollar crisis" on America's ex-1 port trade. ! \dministration economists do not expect thc full effect of Britain's reduced buying to cause important price reductions here this \car because domestic demand is likely to maintain the upward pressure. U. S foreign trade began to fall in June. With not only Britain but Latin American and other countries unable to buy U. S. goods because they don't have dollars, the decline is expected to increase. Profits at All-Time High Alarmed by the recent price in- f creases in_steej, automobiles^ and L construction materials,' Mr. Truman, it was learned, will take thc position that the boosts were not made necessary by the coal wage increase. Administration economists point out that profits arc at an all time high, production is 60 per cent above the prewar level in quan tity and at an all time high in \alue While the national average in- · come of $1,200 per person also is at a new peak, government economists note that some people arc dipping into their savings to meet inflated prices. They add that if purchasing power does not stay ahead of production or at least keep up with it a slump is incvit- Caldwell. was corrected yesterday. E. II. Hcinemann, the Skystrcak's designer, said Carl could have raced the sun along the latitude of Berlin and London. He would have had to set his watch back when he landed. The lanky Hubbard, Ore., pilot had the-big cigar-shaped plane in the air only 18 minutes. At top speed, it uses up 2.4 tons of fuel an hour. Catholic Priest Yugoslav Mob Mr TRIESTE, Aug. 26--(UP-'--The Yugoslav press reported today that 33 persons have been arrested in connection with the beheading of a priest and the brutal beating of another in Istria Sunday. The arrests followed a charge bv Msgr. Antonio Santin, bishop of Trieste, that Communists m Istria, had opened "war* on church aclivlfy in connection "With 'the week end . outbreak in the Yugoslav-occupied territory. The Yugoslav news agency, Ati. said those arrested would be tried in thc Peoples court. Thc victim of the beheading was Father Miro Buselich, Croat assistant director of the Pismo seminary. Santin said a Communist mob attacked the church at Lanischic where Buselich was conducting confirmation ceremonies, cut his head off with two slashes of a big knife, and beat Msgr. Jacob Ukmar, 70, a Slovene priest specially delegated by the Pope to conduct confirmations. Thc Yugoslav agency blamed on thc allegation that been hidden in the bel lion following two recent coal mine disasters. The program for the Labor Day celebration this year will be minus the usual 40-minute address, giving all of the time over to entertainment and sports, excepting the time occupied by the demonstration from the Bureau of Mines and Minerals. In charge of the celebration are Cecil Smith, Ben Sisk and Harry Melton, program committee, and Clarence Vaughn and William Matthews, finance committee. The opening event will be a baseball game, at 0 a. m. From then on the entertainment is furnished by Pluto City attractions from French Lick, Ind., a company of aerialists, bicycle stunt riders, special roping, clown acts and music by the six piece Lone Star Rangers band. Another baseball game will be held at 12:30 p. m. and there wil be a "Tug of War" at 3 p. m. and from 5:30 p. m. to 7 o'clock there will be a square dance, with a $ prize to the winner ot three sets. At 8 o'clock the big annual rounds of. boxing will begin, with athletes from Chicago and various DEPT A new coal stripping development by the Bankston Creek Collieries, Inc., immdiatcly southeast Propose So Monroe Doctrine to other parts of Illinois taking part. Bruce O'Connei-is the Harnsour^ star of the final four rounds, b^ fng matched against Jocr ^~a-"-" Mt. Vernon. of the former Bankston Creek Greenland. Mine No. 4, will use the tipple at No. 4, and coal mined there will be processed at the Bankston Creek 6 processing plant. The new strip mine will be known as Bankston Creek Colliers Mine No. 2. The area o[ coal uncovered is sufficient to begin removing it PETROPOLIS. Brazil, Aug. 26.-- (U.R)--The United States and four other nations formally proposed today to apply the Monroe Doctrine to a carefully defined "security region" which covers the entire hemisphere, including Canada and new industries which "administer" prices--that is. fix them on a long term basis and not in day-to-day response to thc market, it was Musical Program A! Rotary Club A musical program by Miss Phyl- hs and Kenneth Moore, children of Rotanan Perry Moore entertained the Rotary club :it the mcct- '·'ic Monday evening. The two."who arc students at the I imersity ot Illinois school ot music, played piano and clarinet ^elections after their introduction ' Hi. L. I. Webb, program chair- Yugoslav ageiicy alleged, had been hurled at "Partisan peasants" who were trying to participate in the church 'services. Thc Giornalc Trieste said, editorially today that "the only safe way for Christian worship in Yugoslavia to continue is to have it re descend into thc Catacombs and hope for a new resurrection. "It is a great pity the delegates of thc American churches are nn longer in Yugoslavia. They could sec" for themselves now the value of Tito's assertions of freedom of worship and respect for religions institutions." AMERICAN GROUP DID NOT VISIT TRIESTE BOSTON. Aug. 26--OUR)--Thc - .. ..,.,.,, ,,, ,,*,«,,, t ,«,»- Rev. Emory S. Buckc. one of man. seven Protestant clergymen who A large attendance at the club reported that religious freedom cx- ...iowei men-asm? interest uiulci istcd in Yugoslavia, said today leadership of President Everett he was unable to explain the beam! there were f o u i ! heading of a priest by a mob near Trieste. . "Thc whole thing is repulsive to me as a human being." he said, "but our party did not visit Tri cstc anc! I do not know the religi ous tension that existed there Ilrnce. I cannot judge the cause for thc tragedy." ' Kotarians Sam Sorrclls of Hills- ·"ro and fc-,Ulen Bramlct of Canm. David Thomas of Kankakcc, Rtifst of B'jrt Gaskins and Jack , : | IWnelt. a surst of Dr. Webb were i'" attendance. j Charles Wibcr. representing thc ' ^niquctte Cement company, a Har- 1 'C resident and Henry Jordan, Farm Security Administra '°n manager were ' introduced as i'v, members of thc club. Seeks Informaiion Of Mother, Former Local Resident Cecil Nichols, Atwatcr, Ohio, has requested that The Daily Register try to help locate his mother, whose maid'en name was Minnie Mr. Nichols writes: "My father married her many years ago. and after sixteen years they were divorced. There were two girls and myself. She later,married a man named Love. I don't know whether she is alive or not, but would like to find out and if she is alive I would like to know where she is. If she is dead, I would like to know the place of her death and burial. She has a sister named Anna and one of her daughters was named Helen." Anvonc who could help this person to locate his mother or give the desired information about her, is invited to call The Register, by which thc news will be imparted to Mr. Nichols. this week with electric shovels, (proposal. The proposal was made in a subcommittee report of the Interamer- ican conference which was agreed upon formally today and includes the basic formula for the new hemispheric defense trcaty. The plan was presented to the 14-nation subcommittee t o d a y , which provided the first oppor itunity for Argentina to react to the S CHICAGO, Aug. 26. -- (U.R) -- A slightly built 26-year-old war widow was praised by police today for battling a husky intruder who apparently was attempting to kidnap a three-month-old baby girl. Eldorado Youih Arrested on larceny Charge Donald Ileltbley, 17. Eldorado, who has been employed during school vacation by the J. I. Case plow company at Rockford, was arrested at the swimming pool in this city Monday, at the request of Winnebago county officers. He is charged with grand larceny by Richard Rodely, who \yas his roommate while he was working in Rockford. A cheap suitcase and some clothing, a pair of black Navy shoes and a radio are items namec! in the warrant charging Heltsle with the theft of them. He was in possession of the ra dio, which he said was bought with $35 which he loaned to Rodely and which Rodely had not repaid \oung Heltsley told Deputy .Tame E. Johnston and Sheriff Fred \Vi] moth that in lieu of the loan which he couldn't collect, he took th radio, the sheriff said. His father and a brother followec him to Rockford today, to settle the matter. Patrolmen William DuClon and William R. Turner from the Winnebago County police, took the youth into custody here. Harry Daiton, 46, Resident of Dorris Heights, Dies Harry Dalton, 46. Dorris Heights mechanic, who had been ill for three years with a heart ailment, Report Area^ ; !s Underground! Atomic Plant Denver Story Says Pictures of Area Confiscated by Army WASHINGTON, Aug. 26-- OIE-The War Department announced , today that it would make public no information about construction work near Albuquerque, N. M., because operations there "fall in the category of restricted data under the Atomic Act of 1946." There have been persistent reports that the Army is digging atomic bomb assembly plants and storage dumps underground near died at 4 a. m. Monday at the Illinois Research hospital, Chicago, where he had gone for treatment. A long time resident of this area, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Dalton and Mrs. Else Gerard, the child's j nac j owned and operated his own and the first coal from the draws a specific boundary Bankston Creek Mine No. 2, w i l l ' around everything considered to be loaded on train cars from No j be in the western hemisphere and 4 tipple tomorrow. , serves notice on the world that any Clifford Goodwin is. the supcnn attack inside th.s region from the tendon? £ chaw of the new mine outside will meet the immediate At the new Blue Bird Mine No resistance of all the Americas. 7 adjacent to Route 13 west of It is hoped that Canada w,ll sub- nurse, was beaten and choked during a desperate struggle with the woufd-be kidnaper in the suburban Highland Park home of James H. Moses, advertising manager of a Chicago plastics firm. The intruder had taken the child, Laurie Ann Moses, from her crib ·an4.c3 r Hedhcr downstairs. He fled without the child'after Mrs. Gerard screamed and bit his hand in the battle. Mrs. Gerard told police that she was alone with the child early SS new doctrine will just Work on - . Aci Q[ ^ tnc extension of the » effect cs _ t bU h d lhc Monroc Docl nnc on new track to Pcabody 4., ^ a nc - mullljalcra i rat hcr than a uni- slopc mine m Brushy to jwnship . u, bgsis But lhis is lhc first progressing rapidly, giading of U e hag bccn t into trcaty track bed having been finished I to form and th(j first Umc jt has becn within two miles of the new mine cxtcn(lcd lo j nc i u d c areas outside the Panamerican system. Ton of Eggs Scrambled In Smashup of Truck FAIRBURY. 111., Aug. 26.--(U.R) _A ton of eggs were [scrambled on Route 47 near here yesterday when a truck smashed into a bridge. Dale Mcitzingcr. driver of the produce truck carrying cases of eggs, was injured. 60 W. E. Dernpsey, 14, Dies at Eldorado William Elbcrt Dcmpsey, 74. died at 7:20 a. ra. today at the family residence. 683 Madison street. Eldorado, his death beinu due to a heart attack, which he suffered a few days ago. M the Martin funeral home it was said that the body will be re turned to the residence and that funeral arrangements will be announced Wednesday. / He was the father of Mrs. Paul ine Owens. Frankfort, Ky.. Mrs Julia Arthur, Gulfport. Miss., and was the stepfather of Ben Bal lard, Inci Kaid. George Bnllai'l and Mrs. Fonnic Tucker. Eldor.i do and Otto Ballard. New Ilavm They and his wife, Blanche and a* brother, Ben Dcmpsey. Kl dorado and two sisters. Mrs. Alicr Baker and Mrs. Lcha Hanger. Sullivan, Ind., survive. Nation s Eases with Higher Salaries Rainfall Measures Only .09 Inch, But Temperature Drops Rainfall m Harrisburu Monday evening measured only .09 of an inch, but the temperature dropped from 96 to 75, and on down to 70 at 3 a. m. today remaining comfortably cooler until 6 o'clock this morning. North of Galatia. at Harco and Marion the rainfall was longer, ranging from a steady five hour rain to a downpour in the vicinity of Marion and the new Pcabody 43 mine west of Harrisburg. The scarcity of rainfall local- Iv is indicated by Eddie Wi»c, local U. S. Weather Bureau observer, who gives thc following measurements for August. On August 14 only a trace: Aug. H. .14: Aug. IS. .0.:: Aug. 23. .2-1 and yesterdays measurement ot .03 inches. In July 21 there was .7n inches and on July 28, .67 inches, he said. machine shop at Dorris Heights where the family resided. He was a brother of Lo ton, and Mrs. Nell Cook, Harris burg and Mrs. Ethel Peak, Pontiac, Mich. They and his wile, Anona, and the" following children survive: Richard Lee 12, Harietta 10, Roy Allen 8, and Frances 6, Lyndell Eugene 4 years old, and Elizabeth Rae, three months old. His body is being brought to this city in a hearse from the Albuquerque. The reports are based chiefly on a Denver newspaper story earlier this week which aid hundreds of commercial air- ine passengers had sighted exca- ·ations on a mountainside near Albuquerque. Special Weapons Project In a statement in answer to numerous queries by reporters, the War Department repeated an an- louncement made last July 24 that Sandia Base near Albuquerque is the principal field installation of the armed forces, special weapons project." This project is the joint Army- Navy organization handling jail military functions relating to atomic energy. Construction and operations at this base fall in the category of restricted data under the Atomic Act of 1946 and are also classified military information," the War Department said. "Theref6re, amplification of the above quoted statement is considered undesirable." ie \vmi uiu culm ^i-uiij |f.T arr ; s K{ire funeral home and will 'V Vh Sho S ?umae S d a from C he? lie in state at tnc rcsiden . ce . un ^ 3C. bne jumped irom m,i r,,.,TM.! cprviTM wh eh will by a noise. bed and discovered that the baby was not in her crib. Wearing only the two-piece playsuit in which she had bccn sleeping, the nurse ran downstairs where she bumped into the kidnaper--about six feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. Intruder Takes Rings She said he attempted to knock her down with a heavy instrument but that she escaped the full force of the blow. He grabbed her, ripped off her brassiere and wound it around her neck in an attempt to strangle her. She said she battled him for about five minutes, screaming for help all the while. The intruder ripped two rings, worth SoOO off her fingers during the fight. Mrs. Gerard said she finally sank her teeth into her assailant's gloved hand He finally loosened his "rip on the ends of the brassiere and fled out the front door. The nurse dragged herself to the telephone, knocked the receiver off the hook and called for police before she passed out. Wh^n officers arrived, they found her on the floor near the telephone. The baby was fast asleep in a nearby chair. She was not harmed. Moses his wife and another rlaiiahlcf. Lynn. 3. returned home from a Michigan vacation late cs- t-rday. He said he had received no threats of kidnaping. the funeral service, which will be held at 3 p. m. Wednesday at Dorris Heights Methodist church. The Rev. Earl Stilley will assist the pastor, the Rev. Bernie Smith, in conducting the service and burial will be at Sunset Hill cemetery. Army Air Force Plan to Abolish Non-Corn Ratings WASHINGTON, Aug. 26--(U.R)- If everything goes accirding to AAF plan there will be no privates, corporals or sergeants in the United States Air Force by 1949. Army Air Force leaders hope to abolish" the Army's system of noncommissioned officers and substitute a new one "more fitted to our needs," it was learned today. The new system has been blueprinted in detail. It is a "long range objective" to be sought once ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Aug. 26. _(U.E)--Reports persisted today that the Army was digging atomic bomb assembly plants and storage dumps underground but officials deny or confirm, the , stories. · _ " " ; ' " " " · · The reports were based mainly on a Denver newspaper-story which said hundreds' of commercial airplane passengers had sighted excavations on a mountainside near here. Robert Bissell. head of an Albuquerque advertising agency, claimed today that he had flown over a large excavation being dug by the Army. He charged that Army Intelligence officers confiscated pictures taken of the diggings. Officials of. the Miami, Okla., Chamber of Commerce said engineers planned to use old lead and zinc mines in northeastern Oklahoma as munitions storage dumps. Contract Let Despite official silence, the fact remained that the Army recently let a $10,000.000 contract for ' permanent roads and housing construction" in an area here where few people formerly were known to be living. If the reports that the Army had begun excavations were true, it would not be the first time the government has gone underground to store vital materials. The Agriculture Department took over the huge Kerford quarry near Atchison, Kans., during the war and developed the 15-acre the Air Force gains autonomy under the new national military establishment next month, officials said. The new system will require Congressional approval before it can be put into operation. -.· - -· tt \Y(li * 4 * W v*'*' - T-»-£ - - _ _ cavern into an underground com storage plant. Project Sussessful Dclbert V. Case, refrigeration engineer in charge, said today that the project had proved "highly successful" and paid off the gov- \ 1,000 investment j United Press ro-Russia Feeling Mounts in Egypt CAIRO. Aug. 26--(U.R)--pro-Rus- '·'in feeling was said to be mount- "« throughout Egypt today as a of Russia's support of the n case in the United Nations ty Council. The Egyptian press blossomed -th articles favorable to Russia ·nd exhortations for closer ccononv ' H lc Uo - s w 'th the Soviet and Poland. (Courses and re-qualify for position I ,, Court of Honor for Boy Scouts at Eldorado Thursday A Court of Honor, for all Boy Scouts of the Sahara District, will IK- held in Eldorado at thc Lions club den at a p. m. Thursdav. The I ion-; den is on South Fourth street, just south of thc ice plant. A fine program has been arrang- C'l and oil scouts, parents and friends of scouts arc invited to attend. MINES Sahara 5, 6, 7, 16 Washer work. 1'cabody 47 idle. Wasson works, ttlue Bird works. Bering works. SPAPFRflRCHlVE® _ _ Ice Is Rationed In Mi-. Vernon MT VERNON, 111., Aug. 26---Mt Vernon residents hoped to- dav that thc break in the heat wave would last long enough to permit them to have ice in their ice tea Restaurants served iceless tea -rd homes were rationed to 25 pounds of ice a day when an ice shortage developed. will save most communities from the severe teacher shortage which educators expected this fall. A United Press survey showed lodav that the scarcity of teach- ir,c personnel which plagued thc ration's schools during thc war Ind immediately, after has cased materially, despite the fact that school enrollment is booming. The greatest improvement has bccn in high schools. Grade school teachers still arc scarce in many areas Many of thc shortages are in rura areas, where salaries .arc low ·md working conditions inferior. A spokesman for a New York City teachers union--one -of the largest in thc nation-estimated recently that the average schoo Sir had his salary increased 5,400 last year. Other increases are in prospect for thc fall term. Cleveland has a teacher surplus in iS secondary and high schools i\ntT-shortacc for kindergarten and S S f i r s t t h r e e grades. The city Board of Education averted a short- n«e in the upper grades by starting ^campaign to urge all those with teaching certificates to take special Accept Army Own Announce Winners Of Scholarships ctllU »veliiiin» \yi.xi\.\»t ^ » » i v » » -- · _, Force would become "airmen." I During and after "senior airmen" and "chief air-,was used to store UNKRA mcn ·· .stuffs, he said. ,Lately it hasnem There would be six classes of foods used under the governments airmen ranging in pay from a private's $75 a month to a technical sergeant's a month. But none H'U W O li«3**V» » * » « w w -- ^r - -j free school lunch program ana much of last year's huge surplus of potatoes. S til" II Iliilv, 1 vv*ii,^,o v / « i u*i^ » - « · * ,rn,oi n i ^ v i - i w i ' . * »"e»* -- _ · i l l iv VVM***." » · -- · · -- · - schools. Th" state has cased ti' War brides who have rcluseci , ^ University Sergeant S OiOU a muiim. J-»MV «·«··- ui HVV-. T.-.1J ;tc i would have any more authority The cavern has never held its I than anv Army buck private. The , full capacity of 500 trainloads of I difference in" pay would result i materials, he said About ow the difference in technical; carloads of foodstuffs are stored 1UN | ihere now. A railroad spur runs There would be three grades of i within 200 feet of,.the portal. airmen, corresponding in j The quarry was; dug into a oluf i - ' · i · _ Al»j*^r H T**H**,«V«»«** ·»*it*Ot* . r .situation somewhat by a 10 to \rmy-arranged transportation must {crs (hrcc scho i nrs i llp s «""««" ' | ^r per cent salary increase and 1. .ay their own passage to he 'niteci school students of er iv to technical sergeant, master overlooking the Missouri river - . , · ....... ,, » ^tt;~ I ...i.:_u rirofe- oKrvtit 300 yards away. and junior warrant on per cent salary increase and '· ay their o w n ; granting emergency teaching en states to join tificatcs to those who have iv \ V a r D c p a r l m c n t s a i d t o d a y s(x ,,,,,,,,,,, ^ completed all thc educational iy K sai{ , lhc program for trans- --. awa rdcd this year. All schol- . _ · .. ,..»*,, r^.* Vkst »**»* *mrt til /»r*rt t l . ... · . « r\f/\ »« U**is'sic' · m f i f ' n l K l - . . v... «*·**««*·»! it iVf* OX- . fiuiremcnls for permanent ccrt.ii ;)0rl j n ,t i^GO war brides and child- , lips arc W on by competitive ex * * cates. Salaries for Illinois school tc:n-l \vas "moving slowly" because porting 1,260 war brines ami cimu- arsh jp s arc W on by compound «.%- i en s t i l l - i n the United Kingdom amina i ion am i arc for four years, was "movins slowly" because 01 Ti«;,.««ifv. nf Illinois aen-i SdiHon the c are! The chief airman would cones-' addition inctc ond to thc Army - s chicf warrant officer. Thc senior and chief airmen would be thc air force's noncommissioned officers. The Weather Thc University of Illinois ^ » - * · · ; f, C £ John i Grocery btore aate crs were 53 per cent higher las: , n c whims of the brides. local whole- the Roy Husk was barricaded but Case said that was only for security purposes because the interior maintains a naturally constant 50 de- «rces anyway. Equipment has been installed to lower the temperature in parts of the cave to freezing, if desired. Southern Illinois -- Considcr- cloudiness and cooler to- Wednesday partly cloudy somewhat warmer. Low to- to 68. High Wednesday emergency permits for grade schoo' pjj nec j | n County Court teachers this term. i- the building. . Candy and cigarettes remained i 3 p. m. ; untouched, and - police think the I 6 p. m. job was done by professionals i 9 p. m. cruising through the country. J12 mid. good. , Saturday. ._ 96 ._ 79 .75 74 3 a. m. 6 a. m. 9 a. m. 12 noon 72 71 83 88

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