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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH - arf Member ef Thi Audited Presi, Sc Per Copy, Vol. CXV, No. 88 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, APRIL 27,1950 Established Jftmiary 18,1838, Five Changes in City Positions Made By Mayor ScliaeferNamedMayorPi'o Tern By Members of City Council ,Wlth five changes In appointive positions, affirmed at the City Council meeting Wednesday night, the administration of Mayor Linkogle will move Into Its second year next Monday, May 1. Appointments of the mayor were announced In connection with the annual reorganization of the coun cil. Opening the reorganization procedure, the council elected Glen Schaefer of Sixth ward as mayor pro tern. Schaefer was nominated by the retiring mayor pro tern, Alderman James Dooley, and his unanimous election by acclamation followed. Schaefer previously served as mayor pro tern In 1945, hence, it was no novelty for him when he held the chair last night, while Mayor Llnkogle delivered an annual message, notable for Its brevity, and when the mayor's appointments of department heads, commissioners, and special officers were affirmed. Lynn Is Health Officer Early In the meeting, Leo J. Struif's resignation as health and finance inspector was accepted, and to this post the mayor named Edward H. Kohle who formerly held the same office. Another new appointment was that of Dr. Robert B. Lynn as city health commissioner. It was the second honor of the same week for Dr.-Lynn, who Tuesday night was named head of the staff of Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lynn Is commander of Alton post of the V. F. W. He suc- ^peeds Dr. P. J. O'Neill as health commissioner. In appointment of commissioners, Continued on Pago 2, Col. 4. Man Pinned By T j. 17*11 1 1 ractor, Killed BUNKER HILL — Joseph Edward Thomae, 51, a farmer of near Carlinville, was fatally injured Wednesday evening when a tractor he wa.s plowing with overturned and pinned him underneath. The accident occurred about 5 p.m. on a farm that Thomae had recently purchased in the Shipman-Piasa area, while he was plowing near a hedge row. It is believed that the tractor caught in roots from tfh'e trees causing it to overturn. After overturning the tractor rolled down an embankment taking Thomae with it. Albert Loveless, a farmer, who was In a nearby field, witnessed the mishap and he went to Thomae's old, but was -unable to free him from beneath the vehicle until further help arrived. Thomae was moved by ambulance to the office of a Shlpman physician where he was pronounced dead. Born April 23, 1899 at Miles Station, Thomae was a son of the late Phillip and Minnie Kardell Thomae. He had farmed in the Bunker Hill and Carlinville area all of his life. Recently he had purchased two farms in the Shipman-Piasa area, one for himself and the other for a son, Eugene. They had planned to make extensive improvements on the farms an dafter completion, next fall, had planned to move to them. Eugene had accompanied his father to the farm Wednesday, but was not near at time of the accident. Surviving Thomae are his widow, Mrs. Edith Moulton Thomae; his son, Eugene; three sisters, Mrs. Hulda Tuetken, Alton; Mrs. Emily Hansen, St. Louis, and Mrs. Lillian Engelke, Hamel, and a brother, Clarence, Shipman. Mr. Thomae was an elder In Evangelical Church, Carlinville, and funeral rites Saturday at 2 p.m. will be conducted in the church by the 'Rev. Rudolph Hohmann. Burial will be in Bunker Hill cemetery. The body is at Jacoby funeral home, Bunker Hill, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the church. TOWER UPSIDE DOWN—This is how the steel framework for the new tower looked after the gin pole broke, Wednesday afternoon, at Old Cathedral. • The framework was only 12 feet from top of base framework where the'tower was to be attached, when the pole broke and the tower swung into the position shown, and caught on an upright steel girder which prevented its falling to the ground.— Staff photo. Raising Delayed NoneHurtAsSpireFrameSwings Loose-on Hoist at Old Cathedral Bi-State Body Seeks to Take Over Bridges Discloses Negotiations Arc 'Encouraging'? Muni On Details House Canvass To End Cancer Fund Campaign An all-out house-to-house canvass Sunday will close the April Cancer Crusade of the American Cancer Society locally. Two hundred sixty men and women will participate in the door- to-door visitation, which will corn- Dine both educational and financial phases of the society's program. Undergirding the program will be Alton's Iwo chapters of the Order of Easlern Slar, both of whom are following a grand lodge edict. Worthy matrons Head Program Worthy malrons of both chapters have been named cancer chair men of their organizations. They are Mrs. A. D. Stupperich for Walton Chapter (Upper Alton), and VIrs. Victor Unterbrlnk for Alton Chapter 775. Assisting Mrs. Unter- Drink as co-chairman is Mrs. F. Ellis. Undertaking basic direction for Continued on Pago 37, Col. 3. Weather Mostly cloudy this afternoon with likelihood of occasional showers; partly cloudy tonight and Friday; cooler tonight, warmer Friday afternoon; highest temperature today near 50. Lowest Friday morning about 35, highest in afternoon near 55. Shippers' forecast: 28 to 32 north, near freezing west, above freezing east and south. River Stages W. Bureau 7 a.m Sea Level 7 a. m. (Zero 309.48 m. co Lock & Dam 26 Stage 18.08 Ft. Pool 414.14 Rise 1.78 Ft. Tallwater 413.56 Change to Fridays CouncilSuspendsParldngMeter Enforcement Saturday Nights Alton's valedictory as a Saturday night town apparently was written into the proceedings of Wednesday night's city council meeting. Adopted unanimously was a resolution suspending the enforcement of parking meters on Saturday evenings. Earlier, the council suspended Its rules for immediate enactment pf an amendment to the parking meter ordinance which Includes metered parking hours both for Friday and Saturday nights. But scope of the ordinance wag modified by the subsequent resolution. Net result, is that the police will enforce evening 'meter operation only on Friday nights. • The defacto meter hours now ere 9 a. m. to 5 p. m> pn the bus]new .days, Monday through Saturday, except on Friday when metw hours we o a, m- to 9 P. m. After 6 P. m mptorUts visiting the metered shopping district! ( on Saturday may leave their pennies •nd nletoli Jingling In their pock- Twice as Many Meters The meter amendment ordinance also provides for the operation op 2-hour basis of the 300 new parking melers, already on hand, and soon to be installed. Soon the city will have 600 meters operating, double the number of the last fear. "Another ordinance enacted last- night — one of the year's vital measures from standpoint of city government—is thai making the annual cily tax levies. The measure accords with the appropriation ordinance enacted by the council two weeks ago. fay Hikes told Over Culling short what had the "makings" of a long-drawn discussion, a motion to "lay over*' halted action on several proposed pay increases. CHy Treasurer Qs< borne secured the floor early In the meeting tp reiterate a request that the salary of the deputy treasurer be increased 110 a month, and par- Continued an P«ge Col. ' ' While a construction crew was attempting Wednesday afternoon to raise and place the framework for the southwest tower of the Old Cathedral on State, a gin pole on which the pulley was operated broke — and the big framework piece swung down and caught onto an upright of the steel base to which it was to be attached. There the*ibwer framework hung, top doyvn, Bottom up. It was lashed to the steel-frame base alop the stone. None was Injured and there was no great damage, the contractor reported later. However, a new gin pole will have to be installed and the structure raised to position before it can be bolted into place- on framework previously placed atop the stone tower damaged by tire last summer. The accident occurred at 4:40 "p. m. Wednesday as the 3000-pound framework had been raised to within 12 feet of the point where it was to be set. Mueller Erection Co. of St. Louis, subcontractor for Hellrung Construction Co. on the tower job, is to replace the broken gin pole with a stronger one and complete £he job of hoisting the spire into place, where it will be faced with aluminum and topped with a translucent,cross. Workmen at the job described the incident of the break and reported they scattered at the moment the gin pole—which was lashed almost vertically to the topmost understructure of the spire— split and allowed the structure being hoisted to turn upside down and swing into the top of the stone tower. With some metal parts bent, the fallen structure was lasted where It came to rest at the section atop the stone tower. The twisted metal, workmen said, will be straightened after- it has been heated by blowtorches. On the northwest corner of the church, another small tower will be mode to conform with the architectural style of the new tower, but plans for remodeling it are indefinite at the present, it was said. French Urged to Quit Jobs PARIS, April 27, (/PI—Communists appealed today to French workers to quit their jobs at the first sign that "American, English or German efficiency experts" appear In factories here. Mercury Falls to 361 Blossom Time Due That mean old weatherman has produced some more chilly weather. The high Wednesday was 70 degrees at Alton locks and the low plunked to 36, last night, with a reading of 40 at 8 a. m. With apple orchards north of Alton all set to dislay the magnificent array of blossoms, the weather continues to feature low temperatures that are not suited to the latter part of April ai much as to the latter part of February. Nevertheless, the illusion of spring continues aj gran,-flow- en, and tree* den iwv garment! of green. The river row 1.78 feet In the 84 hour* preceding 7 a, m. today,/reflection the thaws . in the north. The Hi Slate Agency ended speculation over Its Interest In the Lewis and Clark bridges Wednes day. In a mimeographed report issued to members of Its advisory com mittee at an open meeting In thu Federal Reserve Building, It an noupced that "encouraging negotiations aro proceeding in regard to having the Agency take over oper ation of the Lewis & Clark bridges and the MacArthur bridge." Questioned by a spokesman for St. Louis retailers, General L. J. Sverdrup, chairman of the agency commission, reminded of action taken at the commission's earlier April meeting. At that time the commission had voted to ask Illinois and Missouri slate general assemblies for legislation giving the body exclusive authority to build and operate loll bridges within Its area of jurisdiction. At thai lime Ihe Telegraph ciled exclusively the possible bearing of such a law on the proposal now before Alton's ciCy council to build a city-financed and operated pair of bridges here to augment the Lewis & Clark bridges' capacity. Chairman SvercTrup declined to enlarge, for publication, on the negotiations referred to in the printed announcement. Close observers here, however, foresaw two possibilities: 1. That the Agency, if surveys ndicated the advisability, might jroceed to erect the second bridge which the city now proposes to build. 2. It could rehabilitate and change the present pair of bridges so as to give them larger carrying capacity, and enable it to accommodate more traffic. In some quarters this is held to be highly possible. Improvement of the Alton entrance would be another necessity. One Important change, If finances for il were available, would be not only widening of the highways approaching the two bridges, but raising their level to a point above spring floods, which have repeatedly covered the roads In some reccnl highwater years. Questioned as to these possibilities, Milton M. Kinsey, engineer for the Agency, declined to Issue a statement. ' ,- ,• •'? • Missouri St. Charles County Involved Neither Kinsey nor Sverdrup would enlarge on details regarding the "negotiations" though it would be necessary for them to take the mailer up wllh both St. Charles County Court, which now owns Continued on Page 20, Col. 7. \ Franco Denied Aid WASHINGTON,' April 27 —(/PI— The Senate refused by a 42 to 35 vote today to open the European recovery program to Franco Spain. The vote turned down an amendment to Ihe foreign aid bill lhal would have also provided for a $50,000,000 loan to Spain from the Export-Imporl Bank. Senators McCarran (D-Nev) and Brewstcr (R- Me) offered it. 125 Trainmen Strike, Halt Midland Line SPKINGFIKLD, April 27, MPl— A strike by 125 tralnmfn nnd yard workers todny crippled the Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad, despite a move by President Truman to head off the walkout. However, a C. & I. M. official said he was "very hopeful this thing will be Ironed out" before the day Is over. He said operations were virtually at a standstill. One of the Immediate effects was to idle 3200 1'enbody Conl Co. miners at Taylorville whose production Is handled by the railroad, a coal hauling short line In central Illinois. The railroad workers responded nl >S n. m. to (he strike call Issued yesterday, even though the President intervened Insl night by creating an emergency board to Investigate the dispute. This action ordinarily results in an automatic postponement of a railroad strike for 60 dnys. J. A. Rnsli of Cleveland, O., deputy president of the National Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, said the walkout would end when he received "official" notification that the emergency board Is set up. Both Rash and J. D. Kaslham, assistant to the rnilVond's vice- president, acknowledged receipt of telegrams from the National Railway Mediation Board advising of President Trumnn's action. "I don't consider what I have received official notification," Rash said. He said he would have to hear from superiors in Cleveland before calling off the strike. The telegram was signed by the secretary of the Federal Railway Mediation Board, he said. The brotherhood struck over eight unsettled grievances concerning time claims, discipline and rule changes. Thme C. & I. M., which em- ployes a total of 1100 persons, runs from Taylorville to. Springfield, Havana, Pekln and Peoria. All but a small fraction of its COH! traffic originates at Taylorville. Much of the coal carried _ by the railroad goes to a Chicago public utility serving the Chicago area with electric power. The walkout came as a surprise. Both Eastham and Rash indicated last night after President Truman's Intervention that It probably would be postponed. Under federal law the three- member emergency board is given 30 days to Investigate and report. The law permits no strike for 30 days after the report Is made.. The grievances which Jed to the walkout were among a sheaf tackled early this month by a representative of the National Railway Mediation Board, which was called In by the railroad. Eastham said that John Murray, the mediator, recommended that those he was unable to adjust be submitted to arbitration. The railroad accepted the recommendation but the brotherhood rejected it, Eastham said. Rash said the time claim grievances Involve demands by trainmen for overtime pay for working unscheduled hours. The dispute over discipline involves "excessive punishment" for minor Infractions, he said. He mentioned an Instance where a srotherhood member was suspended for 60 days for taking lime out for lunch in an advance of the hour fixed by working rules. All-Night Talk Fails to End Chrysler Strike 15,OOOElevutorOpmUoi'9 In New York Leave Jobs By Till! AS8OCIATKU t'ttt.SS An all-night bargaining session failed to end the 93-day Chrysler strike, but. effort continued today to settle fni'-rcachlng disputes 'n the rail and telephone Industries. In New York, 15,000 elevator operators and other service em ploycs began a walkout that Is expected to affect 250,000 apartment dwellers. The Chrysler negotiators report cd some progress from their rnc ord session, although It failed to confirm rumors of an Impending break In (lie long dispute. Negotiators met until 7:.'iO a. m., then recessed until 1 p. m. today Both sides Indicated they an making a determined effort to return 8!),000 Chrysler workers U their jobs. Boll Offer Exiiecloil A wage offer by the Bell telephone system—the first to 10.00C striking telephone installation workers—was expected today. Tin CIO Communications Workers' Division G announced the forthcoming pay conference and said it would cover all wage Issues. The company had no comment. Division 6, comprising Installation workers, has been on strike since Monday. But the strikers called off a picketing plan which could have tied up telephone exchanges over the nation. A general nationwide phone strike deadline, set for yesterday morning, was postponed Indefinitely on Tuesday. Joseph A. Bolr- ne, national union president, announced possibility of overall settlement with the company. The company and the union's onp lines Division 10 negotiated yesterday for the first tfme without federal mediators. .Strike Thioiiti-iH'd In Virginia But In Richmond, Va., n breakdown in negotiations posed the threat of a walkout by some 5000 CWA employes of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. The executive board of CWA Division 33 planned to vote today to file a notice of Intention to strike. Officers of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine- men were summed to meet loclnj wil.li federal negotiators. Their dispute almost led to a strike ye& lerday on four major railroads. It;was put off for two weeks - un (Jit- a truce arranged by the National Mediation Board, The union Is demanding an ad dltional fireman for multiple unit dlesel locomotives. VVago IncrtuiNC Denuuidod The Manhattan elevator strike stemmed from a demand for a wage increase of $2.75 weekly, a cut In the work week from 48 to 40 hours, and a welfare plan. Lo cal 32-B of the AFL Building Service Employes Union said Its members now get. from $45,50 to $50.32 for a 48-hour week. Fifteen thousand workers walked out at 8 a.m. In some 1000 apartment buildings In all sections of Manhattan, Fashionable addresses were particularly affected. Residents faced loss of heat, hot water, Washington-Edwards Zone Change Laid Over By Council After bogging down in a City Council parliamentary tangle over the disposal of a report of the Board of Zone Appeals, the question of a zoning reclassiflcatlon to permit a business building al Ihe soulhwest corner of Washington and Edwards was laid over, Wednesday night. Following a public hearing on Ihe petition of Otlo Walz, who seeks right to erect an automobile showroom on the former Yerkes residence iracl, 1520 Wash- inglon, the appeals board sent to the council a recommendalion that zoning be changed from B- residence to business. When the report and recommendation favoring the business reclassiflcation was read in the council meeting, Alderman Tim- mermlere, seconded by the olher Upper Allon member, Alderman Brown, moved Ihe recommendalion be denied. Timmermtere then spoke against the'change, pointing to the opposition of neighboring property owners, many of whom were in the audience section of the council chamber. He urged colleagues to vote "no" on the :hange. Tangled Discussion But when roll call was ordered and Iho voling began, It became evldenl there was uncertainty what was being voled on. Several aldermen tried lo get oriented by questions, but confusion was evident. Roll coll finally was Interrupted when U reached Tim- mermlere. - After queries to the chair, then to the city counsel- lor, and a question by Walde: •What can wo do lo revoke Ihls and start over?"/ Tlmmermlere, with Brown'*- concurrence, withdrew his motion. Mayor Llnkogle ruled this cleared the "floor. The clerk then re-read the zone joard report, Scji&efer, seconded by J. Dooley, moved adoption to put a poiltlve question before the meeting. But Wetsteln, remarking "I'd like to learn more about thin before we vote," moved the reporl "lay over." Gellz seconded. Under Ihe council rules, objecllons of any Iwo aldermen force deferment of disposition of any report. In another report, the zone board recommended a rezoning for a store planned by J, M. Bailey al Salu and Hazel. II was pointed oul that the council had an objecting petillon In hand, and this report also was laid over. Then, a third zone board report was offered. II recommended granting the petillon of Lesler Pea of 914 Mllnor for rezoning to permit him lo make a second floor aparlmenl In his homo. Schaefer and Wenlzel asked adopllon, Schaefer explaining, "Sixth ward aldermen have no objection and we ask you don'l lay this report over." Tension was relieved; and aldermen gave the Pea aparlmenl unonimous approval. Objectors lieurd Prior lo the zoning reports being offered, the council granted the floor to Attorney Clark of Streeper & Clark lo speak in behalf of objectors to Ihe zoning changer and lo AUorney Bruce Quackenbush to speak for Ihe petitioner, Otto Walz. Clark, citing thai objectors sought lo retain the prolecllon promised them by the zoning ordinance, posed the question: "Is the proposed change for the public good, in Interest of public convenience and necessity. Or is it just to benefit a particular business?" QURckenbush urged the business change would be unobjectionable and said: "Upper Alton either must progress or slip backward.... If the change is denied a deteriorating, old-time dwelling will be left, ultimately to become an eyesore. The new owner of the property proposes a real improvement." The council also heard a protest petition bX Franklin Masonc lodge, end owners of the Tempjjn, Vogelpohl, Glover, Breyfogle, Allen, Hagerty, and Leonard real' dence loU. Continued on I'tigo \, Col. 7. Stevenson Gets Running Check On Gambling SPRINGFIELD, April 27 </PI — Slate police are making a continuous Investigation of gambling In Illinois and reporting their In- fromalion to Gov. Slevenson, reliable sources said loday. He said It escaped attcnllon at first because Ihe police were In plain clothes but that, in recent weeks uniformed troopers have been conducting the checkup openly. The police have visited places where gambling was known to exist, noted whether there were slot machines or other gambling devices, and compiled a detailed report, In a few cases the police visits have resulted in a shutdown of gambling, It was said, even though they Issued no warnings. One state official said thai Slevenson and AUorney General Ivan Elliott had called in the state's atloj-ney, and oflen Ihe sheriff, in every county where gambling was reported. Many times, this official said, Stevenson and Elliott have warned Ihe local law enforcers to crack down on gambling and his orders have been carried out on a "perm- anenl or temporary basis." The governor is said lo wanl first-hand Informallon from the stale police so that he could challenge any statements that there was no gambling in certain counties. So far, Stevenson's aides said, there has been no change in the governor's policy of depending on local officials to suppress gambling. Stevenson has said he believes the gambling situation has "markedly improved" during the past year. However, he reportedly wanls to keep a regular check on it as a guide for any future action on hU part, COSTELLO READY TO TESTIFY — Frank Coslello, a reputed king-pin among gamblers, wails to testify before a Senate commerce subcommittee loday lo tell under oath whal he knows about big-time wagenng in Ihe United Stales. The senators are sliiycling a bill designed to cripple the operations of bookmakers by banning the movement of gambling information across stale lines.—AP Wirepholo. ^ Costello Not 'Able' to Help Gaming Probe WASHINGTON, April 27 UP) — Frank Coslello, a reputed king pin of (lie gambling world, testified under oath today that ha Is "not qualified or equipped" to give senators Information about, big- time wagering In the United States. "At. the present time I'm not qualified," the Italian-born Costello said with a heavy accent. "Why?" asked Sen. McFarland (D-Arlz). "Maybe I don't know about It," Costello said. The nattily-dressed Costclio peared voluntarily before a Senate commerce subcommittee which is studying a bill designed to' ban the movejn«Pt of <agjbllgjr. information across «tM« Ul.wi.'^cFair- land Is chairman of the groiip. Costollo Kept Walling The subcommittee kept Costello and his attorney, Gjporge Wolf, waiting In an ante-room for more than an hour while they, heard testimony from Police Chief Edward J. Allen jr. of Youngstown, Ohio, . Allen told them Costello was nothing more than a "glorified goon." He commented that if it weren't for corrupt politicians 'oslc-llo wouldn't be in the position ho is in today." Allen was called to testify about tils 1948 drive against bookmakers n which he said his force closed down 15 bookies Joints. The Youngslown chief differed with previous witnessou in saying he dpesn'L believe local authorities are "helpless" In fighting organized gambling. ItosentH Implication He said he resented such an "Implication," but he said federal laws could help. The announcement of Costello's appearance drew wide attention because he has been something of a mystery man despite his denials of any underworld influence. He once described himself as nothing more than "a former bootlegger who couldn't get a traffic ticket fixed." But last month Sen. Wiley (R- Wls) described hlrn as "an undre- world king" and demanded his citizenship be revoked. The stale of New Jersey, carry- ng on Its own campaign against bookies, charged the Western Unon Telegraph Co., yesterday with bookmaklng and operating a gambling house. No Communists In State Dept., Browder Tells Red Probers Laltiinore Harl Anti-Soviet Views of Prof on iiclCliarac- tet% Ex-Leader Says WASHINGTON, April 2? —(#)-» Earl Browder, former Communist parly chief, (.old Senale Investlga- tors today thai "lo Ihe best of my knowledge an dbellef" ihere are no Communlsls in the State t)e* parlmoni, Urowder, who was expelled from Ihe Communist parly In 1946, said lhal If ho knew of any Commu- nlsls In 'Ihe department he would say so but that he doesn't know of any. Edward Morgan, counsel to,*. Senate foreign relations subcommittee, asked htm If he would give names If he knew them. Would Not Give Numcs ' Browder said: "NO I would Hot give you the names." • i Morgan: "If you knew there any Communlsls In the Stftt* Department would you tell m« that?" ., ./'.-; l}rowder: "Yes. To Ihe best of my knowledge and belief there aro not any In the Slale Department,*' Browder told the committee th'at he has never met Owen Lattlmore but knows him by reputation Jjai a person of anti-Communist vi$gi of a very profound character. 1 ' t; Y* Browder specifically contradicted tesllmony from Louis F, Budejjj^ also a former Communist, tpiit Communist party tasks for Lattl- more were discussed at a meeting of party leaders in New York Cltjr n October, 1937. :^,v ;: Under Morgan's questions, Brow ; r der said he knew Frederick Vatv» derbllt Field and Philip Jaffe. The)|r lames'have come into the cbjjfi- mlttee's Investigation of charget by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wls) that .he Slale Department harbors reds. Neither Is connected' with the de- larlmont. • , Morgan asked Browder what agencies the Communlsls used to spread their propaganda. Communists. Use Congress With a smile, .Browder said th« Communists used every publicity medium, "Including Congrefes." Browder' said he couldn't say "definitely" that he knew Field as a Communist. ' •• ,^> \ ••>> H&- said tha'f JiVtflito^t one lime editor--'of the Amerasla, but not as a mombe^: the'party. > . ,?:,-;!'5 V - *'t»v .Morgan 'dskfed Brow.der to make "any; obaecvationfl-,helpful to the committee." • •> , j • "I have no reason at all to thinlc [here are any dlsl.oyal persons, Jft ,he Slate Department or any otjier mportant apparatus of the government," Browder said. , * He said he thought some officjajf n the past had eppousod pol)cl||i that were "detrimental to tpt United .States,"' but added he was- Vt questioning their loyalty. "" No Placement j^fforts ,, '' In response to question,, he,said" the party made no effort to placf Communists or fellow travelers m State Department. . * Budenz, former Communist edJ7 .or who renounced the party, tain .ifled lasi week that Browder arid olher parly leaders told him L>t« llmore was a member of a "Com« munisl ceil." He said that at> ft 1937 meeling there it was agreed lhat Lalllmore should direct Tthf organization of writers to pxit across propaganda that Chines)* Communists, were agrarian reformers. , '.••'• >,..t Latlimore, Far ^Easlern expert and now a professor at Johnp Hopkins Unlvorslly, has denied, any connecllon wllh the, Cbmmunlstj, He also has denied the accuifl? lion .. by Senator McCarthy (Uf WIs) that Lattlmore was a "Job Soviet espionage agent." '.;;;, In tesllmony that could Jay ilther himself or Budenz opeji tj> jerjury charges, Browder told tHi commltlee there never was such i meeling. • ' ' > Edward P. Morgan, the Inqullry lommltlee counsel, read ito , Budenz' testimony about tht ^atherlng of party leaders and nil estimony that Browder regarded ,attlmore as a Communist, ">">"• Memorial Council Invites ^ Groups to March in Parade Invitations will be sent out this week by Alton Memorial Day Council to veteran, patriotic, and military organizations, and to •arlous civic and semi-civic groups o participate in the annual Memorial day parade and exer- ises which are being arranged for May 30. Plans of the council call for an arly afternoon parade from Riverside Park to the National emetery tract where formal ex- rclses will be conducted from tht> hlelds street rostrum-gateway. It was'said today by Gene Oge- and, president, and Mrs. Mary Mungall, secretary, that the coun- ll's mailing list comprises only rganizailons which previously ave participated In the annual Memorial day ebjervance. Particl' atlon, however, of all other in- erosted groups is desired. Any organizations willing to take part n the parade are therefore ask' d to communicate with the coun- 11 officers, to that arrangement nay be made. Qseland resides ut 549a East Third, M«. MungalJ at 33 Chouteau where they may $9 reached by telephone. Preparation^ for the May 30 observance were furthered at a meeting 0| Memorial Council Tuesday In the Legion home. Committees are a| work on both the parade and pyqj gram for the cemetery rites, and also on the flag raising oer monies which will take place the early forenoon in the' cemeteries under Jurlsdlptlon the organization. - t ,. Firing squads are to bg provide through the veteran of the city (or the flag honoring the veteran cemetery. One of the be- provided by the ment which hp mots ficlent veterans to form su unit. Each gquad will visit two more cemeteries In rotation. ' Flags, ttta council, nounced, have been prov cemeteries Cold Star Band will take

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