The Herald from Rock Hill, South Carolina on August 28, 1950 · 1
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The Herald from Rock Hill, South Carolina · 1

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Monday, August 28, 1950
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The Weather Partly cloudy and continued warm tonight and Tuesday Scat iered IliundmlMmrn ERALD VOL 73 NO 231 ROCK HILL S C MONDAY AFTERNOON AUGUST 28 1930 10 PAGES TODAY— PRItl 5 THEEVENn Truman Orders MacArthur To Withdraw Talk Speech Sent To VFW Encampment Ordered Stricken Out By Truman ( Editor'! note: A aumniary of General MarArthur'a nddreaa aent to the Veteran of Foreign Wars and ordered withheld by President Truman will be found on Page 4 of today’ Herald) WASHINGTON — (AP) — The White House said today that President Truman directed Gen Douglas MacArthur to withdraw a statement on Formosa "to avoid confusion as to the United States position” MacArthur had sent a statement of his views — saying Formosa must remain in friendly hands — to the Veterans of Foreign Wars encampment at Chicago Later he said he had been directed to withdraw the statement Presidential Secretary Charles G Ross confirmed today what had been surmised — Truman Signs New Social Security Bill WASHINGTON — fR — Presl dent Truman today signed the revised Social Security bill adding approximately 10000000 persons to the old age pension rolls The While House Indicated there would be a statement later Truman has expressed strong objections to one part of the mea sure as It went Mffuugh Congress That Is a provision limiting the power of the Secretary of Labor to cut off unemployment insurance funds from atatea whose systems he holds do not conform to Federal Standards The millions of additional workers will come under the old age benefit program and begin pay Ing payroll taxes next January 1 Persona now retired win start get I ting bigger checks a few weeks hence In October The new law also more then doubles payroll taxes over the next 20 years to help pay for the larger benefits The payroll taxes will Increase from $2£0Q-000000 this year to about $780-000000 In 1970 Annual Picnic Is Planned By R H Jaycees Annual picnic of the Junior Chamber of Commerce will be held Wednesday August 30 at the Bleachery Recreation Area Approximately ISO persona are expected to attend: active honor ary and associate members their wives and other guests The day's program will begin at 2:30 pm with a bridge tourney It will be followed by a softball game at 4 pm and a bar beeue and Brunswick stew aup-ier at 6:30 pm After supper bingo group singing and square and round dancing have been planned Other activltia planned for the outing Include fishing boating ping pong horseshoes and swimming Jaycees who have charge of va-tious entertainment features an David Sadler Ben Massey Har vey Partlow Jack Bradford Ton David Sadler Ben Massey Har Price Ed Kellett and Jack Part low Mrs Joe Wise and Mrs David Sadler are also a salat Ing Town Talk Mrs James E Kingman the ‘nrmer Mlaa Alta Randall and Mrs Albert M Sherer JrH the former Miss Vera Hodden are next-door neighbors and close friends Both entered York County Hospital Saturday 20 minutes apart Both gave birth to sons Saturday The mothers are now sharing the same hospital room Members of York County's new House delegation paid their re-ipecta to Governor Thurmond in Columbia Friday Repa Moss Bradford Laws and Hollis all sited the governor In hia office n the State House Land Auction Sale 8 P M Saturday Sept I Forter Road Adv that Truman himself ordered the withdrawal Rosa told reporters: ‘‘In order to avoid confusion aa to the U S position with respect to Formosa the president directed that the statement prepared by General MacArthur on this aubjert be withdrawn” Asked whether MacArthur might be relieved of Ms command as a result of the incident Ross aaiil the incident is closed” Simultaneously with the announcement of Truman's action the White House released a letter from the President to Warren Austin U S representative in the United Nations This restated the United States positioi with reference to Formosa so that there will be “no misunderstanding” Truman's stated policy is that Formosa must be neutralized so far aa the Korean war la concerned but this country will make no commitment other than to block any invasion attempt during the current crisis The White House did not elaborate on the letter Truman sent to Austin but a White House authority told reporters: "Jn the field of foreign rela-tions there esn he only one voice in stating the position of the United States This is regarded as being of fundamental constitutional Importance" Ross was informed that a number of newspapers were printing MacArthur' message despite its withdrawal Ross would rot say what he thinks other papers should da "Every editor wll have to be guided by hla own Judgment" he aid In talking with reporters Ross also discussed another weekend Incident — a speech by Secretary of the Navy Matthews that the United States must be prepared to go to war if necessary to compel other nations to cooperate for peace This suggestion of a "preventive war” was disavowed Saturday by the State Department Today Rosa said Truman had talked by telephone with Mat thews Ron would not say what took place in that conversation but he did say "that incident la dosed too" Rev Rogers Is Called To Chester Church CHESTER — At t congregational meeting at the Cheater Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Sunday the Rev Arthur Murray Rogers pastor of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at Bartow Fla waa extended unanimous call to the vacant pastorate of the Chester A R P church to succeed the Rev Dr Joseph Lee Grier who resigned about a year aga The Rev Mr Rogers la also director of the Bonrlarken N C A R P conference lie is a native of Rock Hill being a son of the Rev Dr Arthur S Rogers and the late Mrs Millie Lynn Rogers His father ! now supply pastor of the Jhester A R P church and retired pastor of the Rock Hill A R P Church The Rev Mr Rogers waa graduated from the Rock Hill high school Ersklne College and Uu Ion Theological Seminary Richmond Va Hia first pastorate was at the A R P church at Memphla Tenn where he served for 10 years His next pastorate Bar tow Fla where hie has been for seven years He married Mlsa Katherine Whitesides of Rock Hill They have one daughter Susie Lynn Rogers REAL STRAWBERRIES Real fruit of the strawberry consists of the seeds on the outside with the Inner delectable pulp being only the receptacle for holding the fruit He Who Gives Will Also Get PINE BLUFF Ark — R — Thelmnn Hampton 58-year-old Negro donated a pint of blood at a hospital Friday it was to have gone to an ill sister But the next night Hampton was injured in a fight and had to be given a transfusion He got his own blood back Rejected Suitor Wounded By Self Inflicted Bullet A self-inflicted bullet left a rejected suitor In a serious condition In Rock Hill this morning Rock Hill police aald John T Falla of the Mountain View community near Kings Creek shot himaelf with a 22 caliber rifle after hia offer of marriage was declined The shooting occurred outside the Midget Grill on the Charlotte Highway about 8 am Falla 24 was said to be in a serious condition at York County Hospital Detectives said he shot himaelf in the vicinity of the heart Officers gave this version of incidents leading to the shooting: Shortly before 7 am Falla called Miss Helen Jackson of Saint John’s Court and asked her to meet him She Invited him to come to her home but he refused The two met by the grill and rode around in Catawba Terrace neighborhood In hia automobile While they were riding Falla repeated a previous offer of marriage Miss Jackson declined Then they returned to the grill Miss Jackson got Into her car and started to drive away Falla called to her and got out of hla auto He aald he had shot himaelf and slumped to the ground Travis Ogbum who was work ing nearby helped Miss Jackson get Falla to the hospital Police aald Falla admitted shooting himself ' after Misa Jackson left hla car A graduate of Mars Mill College young Falls plans to enter Furman University next month police aald During the summer months he has been working at a dry cleaning establishment In Greenville Maid Of Cotton Will Wed N C Man In November SPARTANBURG — IP) — The Maid of Cotton la going to get married In November The engagement of Miss Elizabeth McGee of Spartanburg to Robert Payne Richardson IV of Reidaville N C waa announced here Sunday Richardson la a 1950 graduate of Davidson College Mias McGee recently returned here after a tour of the nation and trips to England and France as the good-will representative of the cotton industry LARGE TREE One of the largest trees in the world Is the giant cypress of Tule located near Oaxaco Mexico The giant tree has a circumference of 175 feel Premier Intervenes In m Romeo-Juliet Romance ATHENS — (P) — Premier Sophocles Venizelos personally Intervened today to try to restore calm on the stormy Islands of Crete where civil war threatens over the abduction of a 19-year old beauty by her lover Venlzeloa suspended parts of the constitution covering personal liberties and assembly to prevent "Infraction of public order” The young couple remained hidden meanwhile on ancient Mount Ida defying warnings that they might revive the bloody feud that has split their families for yeara She la Staaaoula raven-haired daughter of a Liberal member of Greece's’ parliament George Pa-tracogeorgl He la Constantine brother of Manuel Kephaloyan-nla populist member of Parliament The two have been secretly in love for some time hut because of the political split between their two Jamlllea no one haa tried to arrange a marriage Last Tuesday Constantine decided to act on hia own With five armed comradca he stopped Staaaoula her slater and broth er-In-law aa they emerged from the moviea in Herakleion'a main square While the confederates held the sister and her husband Constantine and the willing Stas I Allies Driven Back On Coast North Front Aflame South Koreans Win Back Some Losses Against Great Odds Air Navy Help SHIPS COLLIDE OFF GOLDEN GATE — At least 18 persona are known dead as the result of a collision between the Navy hospital ship Benevolence (shown top aa it passed under Golden Gate Bridge) and the freighter Mary Luckenbach four miles off San Francisco's Golden- Gate The hospital ship waa sunk In 75 feet of water by the collision while the freighter suffered only comparatively minor damage to its bow (bottom) Several peiaona are still missing after the disaster (NEA Telephoto) Klan-Robed Policeman Shot To Death In Gun Fight Of Klan-Negroes CONWAY— OR— A Conway policeman wearing hla uniform under a Ku Klux Klan robe was shot to death in a Klan-Negro gun fight at Myrtle Beach Saturday night A Negro man who officers said had been beaten on the head was arrested and whisked to an undisclosed JaiL Horry County Sheriff C Ernest Sasser estimated today that 300 shots were fired by approximately 60 robed Klansmen and an undetermined number of Negroes in front of a Negro dance hall and tourist court Negro Policeman Is Arrested In Greenville GREENVILLE — IP) — Police Chief J H Jennings said today Columbia Negro policeman waa arrester here Saturday night on charges of disorderly conduct and carrying an unlawful weapon The man listed aa Claude Pearson waa free on $102 bond await-ling trial In municipal court tomorrow Jennings said the case waa continued from today at the request of Columbia authorities Pearson came here to conduct private investigation into this brother's recent death and became involved In an argument with another Negro man the chief said Officers found a service revolver on hia person soula escaped in an automobile Constantine's brother Manuel and representatives of Staasou-la’a family have contacted the couple hiding out In caves on lofty Mount Ida legendary birth place of the god Zeus Manuel warned Staasoula: "My girl you have lighted a fire which will burn our houses for 100 yeara All of us will be exterminated Your father hits sent men to cateh you dead or alive It la your duty to abide by your father's wishes” “You may go If you wish" Constantine said to Staasoula She paused a moment tlten aid firmly: “No I'll stay here I’ll ar the reaptmalhllity Please tell my father to give me hla blessing" Wlien Manuel pleaded with his brother to send the girl Irnek Constantine retorted: "You should know the girl will slay with me We'll kill our-selves if necessary” Both families are powerful and can command hundreds of sup-portera Cretans say there Is sure to he bloodshed unless some miraculous reconciliation is effected The Romeo and Juliet romance has crowned news of the Korean war nfr the front pages of Greek newspepera Pallet Officer James Daniel Johnston 42 was shot In the back with a 38 caliber pistol Sasser reported He died at a Conway hospital Coroner John S Dix aald Sasser confirmed that Johnston was wearing both hla police uniform and a Klan robe Sasser identified the Negro he arrested as Charlie Fitzgerald proprietor of the dance halL Another Negro man was wounded Saaaer said he was told The aheriffa office and State Law Enforcement Division (Constabulary) agents aent to Myrtle Beach from Columbia have been reluctant to release details of the incident during their investigation A Florence couple drivirig from Ocean Drive to Myrtle Beach said they saw the Klansmen numbering about 60 riding In 10 cars The couple said the riders were wearing maaka hooda end were carrying the Klan’a traditional symbol— a fiery crosa Thomas L Hamilton Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan In South Carolina said at hia home at Leesville that he would have no comment upon the slaying He said he had talked with Sheriff Sasser and agreed to let the aher iff do “all the talking" If and when he saw fit Hamilton said the KKK did parade at Myrtle Beach Saturday night The outbreak at Myrtle Beach waa the second act of violence of the week reported in South Carolina which Involved robed men and Negroea Between 10 and 20 ears of completely hooded and robed men rode through Williamston in Anderson County last Friday night Night Policeman Roy Wilson said the group completely surrounded a Negro cafe and pool room "before any one knew they were there” He said about 25 Negroea fled all exits aa a group of the hooded men entered the cafe Wilson aaid thnt one Negro who demanded to know what the group wanted got a slash with a licit The officer who Mid he waa in the cafe at the time Hid the Negro drew a knife Wilson Mid he waa forced to draw his gun to dlMrm the Negro Gordon Williams operator of the cafe Mid the hooded figures demanded that he 'cut down or cut off his piccolo and cut nut all un-necessary noises while a revival meeting was under way two blocks away” The revival was In progress at the Negro Mot ho-dist Church BOAT CLUB CHARTER COLUMBIA — (D — The Sullivan' Island Boat Club of Sullivan's Island received a state charter today It has $1000 caie its I atork and is headed by James A Hood By Reiman Morin TOKYO Tuesday — (AP) — The Korean Reds drove back the right wing of the Allied defense line on Korea's East Coast Monday then lost some of their gains to a South Korean counter-push But they were maintaining strong pressure on the Pohang sector Monday night In a dispatch filed at midnight Monday from Pohang AP Correspondent Tom Lambert said that after having lost considerable ground mileage undisclosed the South Koreans edged back northward late Monday in an attempt to lift the sagging defense line They had American air artillery and naval gunfire support Ex-New Dealer Names Other Fellow Reds WASHINGTON— (A— Attorney Lee Pressman testified today that John Abt Nathan Witt and Charles Kramer were fellow Communists with him when all were New Deal employees In the early 30a The 44-year-old attorney former top lawyer for a number of New Deal agencies and later general counsel for the CIO denied that Alger Hla waa a member of the Communist cell while Preia-man wu In It Preuman gave the names to the House Un-American Activities Committee although he Mid It waa offensive lor him to have to do aa He testified he gave up hla own Communist connection after one year Like Pressman Abt was a lawyer In the Agricultural Adjustment Administration who later held other government Jobe and then became active In Henry Wallace’s third party campaign iir 1948 - - Witt also worked for the AAA and later became an official of the National Labor Relations Board Kramer's position in the Agriculture Department wu not brought out The names of Abt Witt and Kramer went into the record after Rep Nixon (R-Callf) aald he thought Pressman should be required to identify them Nixon Hid: HI think It is extremely important that the question be aniwered and the precedent if he doesn't would be extremely bad" Pressman was called tor a repeat appearance before the Uni-American Activities Committee with the hope of filling in "missing links” In the Hiss-Chambers case Nixon arranged for the subpoena Pressman declined to tell the committee In 1948 If he had ever been a Communist Just recently he quit the American Labor Party and Nixon suggesting Pressmsn was ready to talk asked hia recall On the eve of hia new appearance Pressman Issued a statement saying he waa a member of "a Communist group” to r about a year in 1934-35 during hia government service His statement did not My whether he had been card-carrying Communist PreHirisn'a reasons why he Joined the Red group were that the depression era "looked black for my generation Just emerging from school” and he wanted to ‘see the destruction of Hitler lam” Packard Hikes Pay To Settle 13-Day Strike Of Employes DETROIT- CP) — Another Important automobile producer — ' Packard - -got Into step with the industry’s developing higher wage structure today Packard giving terms follow ing the General Motors formula hooKicd its pay nine cents an limn' to settle the 13-day old si l ike of its 8000 wnrkera Agreement was reached in the imiIv limits today with the CIO United Auto Workers after near niglil long negntlaliona The union ind Packard agreed lo a five year contract which follows almost to the letter the historic pact entered Into earlier this vear by General Motors and i he UAW The settlement following hard upon Cliryaler's $25000000 annual pav boost of last week shaped more clearly the general pay picture for the big auto industry News Briefs By Associated Press NEW YORK — Guiseppe De Luca one of the last great singers surviving from opera's famed “Golden Age” died Saturday at the age of 73 NEW YORK — The U S Court of Appeals today revoked the ball of the IX convicted Communist leaders and gave them 30 days to try to tay their Jail terms SPARTANBURG — Estate lishment of a $50000 student loan and scholarship fund as a memorial to the late Dr Henry Nelson Snyder waa announced today by the Spar tanburg County Foundation SPARTANBURG — Spar tanburg County’s first aromatic Turkish tobacco crop went on Hie today with indications that prices will aver age dose to $1 per pound 13 S C Men Casualties In War Zone WASHINGTON — OR — The Department of Defense today released Korean area casualty list No 78 showing 13 South Carolinians wounded and two missing in action All are Army casual? tiea The list: Wounded Corp Carl R Cobb son of Mra Kate Cobb Bath Corp Elbert D Fincher son of Mra Lena M Fincher Route 2 Piedmont Pfc John C Garrison son of Mra Annie L Garrison Route Na 1 Pamplica Pvt Clarence D Gravea son of Mra Lillie Gravea Fairfax Second Lt Howard R Jacoba on of Howard R Jacoba Char leaton Pfc Olin D Johnson son of Mm Anile C Johnson Route Bcnnettsville Pfc Freddie McFadden son of Mra Harriet McFadden Sumter Second Lt Purdy B McLeod Jr son of Purdy B McLeod Sr Conway First Lt Lucian R Rawla Jr husband of Mra Wren G Rawla Denmark Pfc Alexander C Robertson son of Alexander C Robertson 311 Stone Drive Charleston Pfc Wilbur B Shelley son of Mra Vencie Shelley Route 4 Loris Pfc James C Vaiasco son of Mra Lula Valasca Winnsbora Pfc Lloyd G Wtlliama son of Mra Pearl Wlllisma Spartanburg Missing In Action Sgt First Class Frank Rorrer husband of Mra Myrtice M Rorrer Columbia Pvt Joe A Sawyer son of Mra Irene N Sawyer Aynor Only Ford among the Indus try's "big three”— Ford Chrysler and GM— remains outside this picture Recently Ford rejected a union hid to talk wagea Although there has been no confirmation the UAW and Ford are Mill to have been in consultation of late however Ford's contract with the UAW does not expire until Jan 1 It is assumed now without dis pule that the union will press now throughout the industry for wage deals like that of GM Chrysler and Packard Packard's nine cents Increase cornea from a guaranteed four cents an hour annual boost for the five ears of the contract and a five cents cost of living in-crew In both Instances this follows the exact General Motors pattern Lambert Hid the South Koreans had reached the southern edge of a broad valley leading towards Klgye 10 miles northwest of Pohang but the Reda (till held Klgye and were reported making new aggressive moves after dark Monday U S pilots Hid the whole Northern front— East and Weat from the Naktong river to the East Coast— was aflame The moat severe fighting waa before Pohang on the Sea of Japan East Coast and 22 miles north of Taegu near the Red-held village of Uihung Beds Infiltrate Red Infiltrators were seen behind South Korean lines north of Taegu The Reds were 2 1-2 miles out of Pohang AP Correspondent Hal Boyle at Pohang 65 miles north of the main allied port of Puun reported a U S cruiser and three destroyers joined land artUsjrM pounding the advancing But the North Koreans in the teeth of the Bii The Reds won Pohang this month In a surprise attack They lost It a few days later to counterattacking Allied troops The United Nations troops drove them nine miles north from whence they sprang back to the offensive that has carried them to the gates of the No 2 East Coast port in South Korea Boyle reported U S Infantry powerfully supported by armor moved into position to backstop the South Koreans to hold Pohang U S Fifth Air Force pilot observers reported heavy fighting from Waegwan 12 miles northwest of Taegu all the way to the East Coast — 45 airline miles The pilots Hid the Red drive was going strong - The South Koreans fought stubbornly But they were forced back by superior numbers The Reda had thrown into the battle 40000 of the 64000 troops they have pressing against the front which la anchored on the South Coast west of MaMn port 27 airline miles west of Pusan In a mesHge urging the South Koreans to hold Lt Gen Walton IL Walker U S 8th Army commander Hid: "It la my belief the over-extended enemy la making his last gasp Tear him apart now so that our road to victory will he that much surer and quicker" No Optimistic Note Earlier Monday General Walker expressed concern over optimism shown by some frontline troops and officers He warned against It before taking off on an air tour of the Korean front Before the late Monday air and field reports were received the 8th Army in Korea and General McArthur's Headquarter! in To kyo had reported the Red drive contained At the Pohang airstrip six miles below the Na 2 South Korean East Coast port Correspondent Hal Boyle Mid American officers were optimistic about the pouibllity of stopping the Cm) munist asMult Boyle's report tallied with Alt Force information that one of Ihe roads south of Kigye mountain town nine miles northwest of Fohang had been brought under mortar fire Kigye has changed hands several times in the fighting The AP correspondent Hid lt appeared from the air that Communist shells were reaching toward the Pohang-Angang route an east-west artery The route was still being used Monday night by the Allies to feed supplies into Taegu 45 miles In the west Thu tin t lie north of Taegu was being waged over a narrow front lliruugh (lie mountains The North Koreans kepi pressure oil American held sectors of ihe long hat lie line This waa true particularly along the Nak-long river which anakea north and South to the west of Taegu and the Nam river weat of MaMn South Coast port 27 slrilne miles west of Pusan The Reds tried to shove reinforcements acroM both river but met disaster In each attempt-American artillery and plan Turn is Fee i i

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