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EGRAPH Mtnibot of Tte Aaooctatod Por Copy. Vol. CXIV, No, Mi ALTON, ILL*.THURSDAY, JANUARY .% 1950 Board Studies Bids on Junior High Building May Revise Plans to Bring Total Cost Under $600,000 Mann of figures produced at the opening of bids on the pro* poMd State street school by the board of education of the Alton Mhool district produced • predominant effect—the board wffl have to cut the building to a minimum If the cost comes within the SAOO,- 000 allotted for It, and this cost may still be above the sum set aside which would necessitate call- Ing for new bids on a lesser building. Bids were opened at a special meeting of the board at Haskell House Wednesday night, and the figures were not. exorbitant, with low bids figuring at, approximately 54 cents .per cubic foot. The low base bids on general contracting, plumbing and heating, electrical work, and kitchen equipment totalled $636,946.60, excluding architect's fees. By taking advantage of all' alternates which would reduce the price, the board could cut the cost to $599,679.60, but, on tHe other end, If the alternates could be accepted that would cost more but increase the size and constuction of the build- Ing, the cost would mount to approximately $671,228.60, both excluding architect's/fees. The board made no decision on the bids Wednesday, moving to take them under consideration, for several reasons. The bids were asked on a base bid and nine alternates. On the bid for general contracting, J. J. Wuellner A Son was low on the base bid, but when some combinations of alternates Arthur Moore In Democratic Sheriff Race were taken, R A R Construction Co. appeared low bidder on the general contract. To Reduce Cost By taking advantage of all alternates which offer a decrease in cost (these include omitting the ceiling in the gymnasium, two classrooms, glass block, flourescent lighting, and using a steel roof deck), the board could cut the cost of the building as low as $599,670.60 tect's fee. excluding 'the archl- To construct the building as the board would like to see it built, however, would take approximately 9671,228.60, excluding the architect's fee and. still taking all low bids. This figure would add two class r^c^i to the b»s*^Wd 4 ("gtvfng the building four more rooms 'than In the minimum. bl4J; ,ai*i| provide .for a gym celling, glass block, flourescent lighting, a kalo deck roof, and one oil and one gas burner for heating. Aside from the general contractor!, the low bidden were low on all combinations of alternates. The low bid on the electric work was by Wegman Electric Co., East Alton, a figure of $33,595. This rig ure would be increased by $500 if two rooms were added 'to the base bid by $6085 for the Installa tlon of flouvescent. lighting,Bunder alternate No. 7. The board asked bids on plumb- Ing and heating separately and one on the combined plumbing and heating job. Thomas J. Fleming Co. was low bidder on all plumb- Ing and heating bids. The combined bid was lower than the total of the separate bid! on plunTblng and heating, $105,729. The bid would Increase $1858 If two classrooms are added and decrease the same amount if two are deleted. The base bid would Increase $1583 for Installation of one oil and one gai burner. Kitchen Euipntent On kitchen equipment, four bids were received. Low bid was by Servco, of St. Louis, with a figure of $12,547.60. But the Servco blft- der was delayed by bad roads and automobile trouble and handed his bid in late. The low bid at the time the bids were opened was by Bensinger Co., Eait St. Louis, with a figure of $14,599.25. The board took no action on the bids, but member! seemed generally to favor asking for new bids. On the general contract bid, J. J. Wuellner * Son wai considerably below R 4 R Construction Co. on the bate bid and on all alternate! which wtrt additional cost. But If all alternate! which decreased the cost of the structure wort chosen by the tchool board, R A R Construction Co. would be below Wuellner with a bid of $450,166 to a bid of $451,315 for Wuellntr. Arthur W. Moor* of Madison mttrtd the fitld today by hit formal announcement of his candidacy for tht Democratic nomination for sheriff, the announcement being in this taut of tht Telegraph. He Is tht third candidate to announce for that office. Mr. Moore, bettor known as Cooper Moore, served for tight years on tht state highway police force under Gov. Homer's administration. During his Incumbency of that position ht was promoted to lieutenant having charge of ttn counties. Ht later terved as manager of tht Chain of Rocks highway bridge and held that position until his enlistment In the U. S. Navy during the war. He was 32 months In the armed forces, 18 months of which time he was overseas. He is 49 years old. Madison Road JobsPutOffby Fund Shortage Two bituminous highway surfacing projects totalling more than 30 miles In the immediate Alton area are among five such jobs listed for undertaking by the state highway division if the last Illinois Legislature had approved an Increase In motor fuel taxes, it was disclosed t^day. Charles P. Casey, state public works director, said at Springfield that the list was released "so that the public will nave an accurate picture of our present construction needs and the absolute inadequacy of available funds to meet them." The Madison County project list does not include any further extension or local right-of-way settlements for the McAdams Highway. It is composed entirely of restoration work on existing roads. Largest project in the county was 21.8 miles of bituminous resurfacing on Illinois Highway 140 east from Alton to Alhambra, estimated to cost $845,000. • The other Alton area project Is 9.03 miles of bituminous resurfacing for U. S. 67 south of 109 to Alton, estimated cost $345,000. Within the Alton area, too, Is 11.29 miles of bituminous resurfacing on U". S. 66 from Edwardsville to the Worden Y, $200,000. The other plans are for 4.94 mjles of bituminous surfacing on U^s; ^^easi^an'd* 'west of Troy, '$109,000; and ,4 miles concrete pavement and bridge work on route 159 from west Of Edwards- vllle, $100,000. Casey said this work could have been put .under contract during the two-year period ending June 30, 1951, if tht legislature had approved Governor Stevenson's request for a five-cent motor fuel tax. The tax is now three cents a gallon. Flames Cause $5000Lossat Airport Office Walston's Files Destroyed —Authority's Records Escape Fire' A $3000 fire shortly after 1:19 a. m. today destroyed the contents of the temporary offices of the Walston Aviation Corp. and the Civic Memorial Airport Authority In a quonset hut at the airport on the Bethalto-East Alton road, 6 miles northeast of Alton. M. L. Walston, airport manager, reported this morning that records of his corporation were destroyed but that the Authority's little Relief in Sight from Cold and Ice in Alton Area records safe. preserved in a fireproof All that was left of the building this morning was the outer metal shell, Walston said. The loss was covered by insurance, he said. Now available is the permanent office building at the airfield. The new building, upon which construction was started last mid-summer, la now In the final stages of completion and needs only installation of power lines before It may be used. Walston received emergency treatment at Wood Rlvtr Township Hospital for injuries to several fingers cut when he broke window glass to first enter the burning building. An Alton-Wood River bus driver, whose name Walston said he did not learn, discovered the firt as he was driving past the airport about 1:15 a. m. The driver brought the news to the airport manager at Walston's home on tht south boundary of the air field. Together they returned to the building. Walston turned an alarm in to the Cottage Hills and Be- thaito volunteer fire departments and the two men fought the flames with extinguishers. Firemen from the two communities responded with their pumper trucks and began to get the fire under control, Walston related, but the two airport wells from which they were pumping went dry and the fire raged out of control. He praised the efforts of firemen, who remained at tht Kent until after 4 a. m. (Tht Cottage Hills firt department last year averaged 5 fires a month up to 6 months ago. In the last 6 months, the department has received only four alarms and two of these havt been to out-oMlmiU calls). ~ >, Jestup In Japan TOKYO, Jan. 5 (*>—Roving U. S. Ambassador Philip C. Jessup arrived today in Japan, first stop on an Asian survey trip that will take him to Formosa—new focal point of American controversy on Far Eastern policy. The tall, lanky envoy said he will confer with Gen. MacArthur on the matter of tht big Island. Formosa Is tht last-stand bastion of Chiang Kai- shek's Chinese Nationalist government. Eulalia Hots Candidate for Renomination List Streets for Coasting, Playgrounds for Skaters With the streets coated with Ice and snow, making it ideal for coasters, Harold Bean, Supervisor of tht Alton Recreation Department, has announced the streets that have been blocked off for coasting. Those that' are blocked off are: 6th St. from Central to Spring: 6th St. from George to Alby; Bostwick from Main to Clawson; Annex St. from Edwards to Leveret t; Jersey St from Edwards to College; Joesting from Washington Ave. to Pearl; Eaiton from 10th to 12th; Wilkinson from Washington Ave. to Mills; Qulncy Court from Liberty to Ridge. Bean also announced that Watertower and Norslde playground! will bt sprayed today and will be in condition for let skating this afternoon and to- right Like Wednesday night, the lights will be turned on at Wattrtowtr playground. Miss Eulalia Hotz, county clerk, is announcing her candidacy for renominatioh subject to the voters in the Democratic Primary, April 11, 1950. Miss Hotz has been a life-long resident of Edwardsville. She received her education in the parochial school at Edwardsville and the Ursuline Academy in Alton. Miss Hotz is' completing her second term as Madison County county clerk, having been first elected in November, 1942, and re-elected in November, 1946, leading the ticket. She served as deputy In that office from 1933 to the time of her election. As-county clerk, iht is also clerk of County Court and clerk of the Board of Supervisors. She is chief registration officer for the Madison County voteri registration. Activities in civic affairs are not confined locally. Miss Hotz has served as vice-president, director and at the present time is on the legislative committee of the Nation, al Association of County Officials. She is also vice-president of the Illinois Clerks. More Districts Threatened by Flood Waters SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 5. UP) —Scores of persons In parts of Illinois were made temporarily homelesss today by floods. The homeless families were plagued further by colder weather. Rising waters and creeks in east central and southern Illinois followed several days of heavy rains. Volunteer National Guardsmen and the Red Cross rushed emergency aid to the flooded areas. Schools were closed in many communities The main flood area was in cast central Illinois. Danville sloshed in the waters left by a 60-hour downpour. Fifty families were evacuated from homes along Stoney creek. Flood waters of, the Embarrass river covered one-third of Villa Grove, a central Illinois community of 3500. Many families were rescued by boats from their homes. National Guardsmen volunteered services in the town until the emergency passes. Between 15 and 20 homes were flooded at Vandalia, in south central Illinois, after the rain-swollen Kaskask(a river ripped through a levee in three places. Army engineers and volunteers worked co repair the breaks. Sections of southern Illinois were threatened by tht icy flood waters. The Little Wabash went out of its banks at Carmi. The Wabash passed the 17-foot stage at Mt Carmel and continued a slow rise. , Highways Hasardous DU QUOIN, 111., Jan. 5. UP) — Southern Illinois highways were reported ice-covered today and at least four roads were closed by high waters. Illinois police headquarters here for 17 southernmost counties said Route 34 was closed east of Benton where the pavement was partly washed out Other routes reported closed were 45 between Harrisburg and Eldorado, 34 between Harrlsburg and Raleigh, and 149 between Zeigler and Royalton. The post reported a morning Ipw of 19 degrees. At Springfield, tht state highway division said icy conditions extended north to State Route 17 passing through Kankakee and just south of Streator, from the Indian* line west to tht Illinois river. Tht division said roads wtrt cltar of let in tht far northern counties. • j( U. S. 45 was impassable because of water between Arcola and Tus- colabut a 10 mile stretch south of Effingham, which was closed yesterday, reopened today. U. S. 51 was open at Patoka hi* closed between Vandalia and Shobonier. U. S. 50, blocked yesterday two miies west of Olney, was clear today at that point but it was closed west of Lebanon. •t. Louis Coal Shortage ST. LOUIS, Jan. Si UP)—Officials fear that St. Louis, the nation's eighth largtst city, will run out of coal unless production is stepped Little relief from ice and cold was in sight for Alton today. Forecast was partly cloudy to cloudy and not quite M cold this afternoon, tonight and Friday, with occasional light snow flurries; highest temperature today about 80, lowest Friday morning near 15, highest In afternoon about 25. : ' While fuel supplies In St. Louis were reported to be at a critical low point, ah Alton member of the retail coal. Industry said today the coal shortage in Alton has not reached a critical point. "The coal situation is unchang- eg," the spokesman said, "but If the weather continues at near- zero temperatures, there may be a shortage." He pointed out, however, that coal dealers' stocks are low and said In some cases the supplies of stoker coal Is "nil." Insofar as the consumption of coal in the Alton area is concerned, the spokesman pointed out that as much coal is used now as formerly, before there was a great increase in the use of oil and gas for house heating. This Is due to the Increased outlying population, he said. Meanwhile, the low temperature and slick'streets had little effect on attendance in public schools, Supt. J. B. Johnson said today. He estimated that attendance Is being maintained in the system at about 90 to 95 percent of the 7000 public school pupils. Though flood conditions prevailed In the west central section of Madison County, In the Wanda area, the danger of continued Cold Damage Felt from Dixie To California Association of County Miss Hotz has stressed efficient and courteous service throughout her administration. She has the reputation of not limiting her services to tht public to mtrt business hours. Club connections include tht Business 4 Professional Women'! Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Daughters of Isabella, Toastmistress and Ursuline Auxiliary. She has been active as chairman of the Edwardsville Unit of tht American Cancer Society. They Had a Date Here So Templeton and Party Drove Through Fog, Flood and Ice EattSt.Louit Fire Overcomes 3 Hotel Guest* up. An appeal was sent to President Truman yesterday by Roscoe C. Hobbs and Scott R. Deklns, members of the citizens fuel committee. The fuel supply for householders here in St. Louis is critically low," the telegram read. "Within a few days great hardship will occur. Temperature now Is 11 degrees above zero, with continued cold predicted. "Due to curtailed production at coal mines, shipments being received in St. Louts are far below rate of consumption and local fuel yard are practically without coal. It ii essential for the public health and safety of thli community that you secure full capacity operation of coal mines without delay." The St. Louis Retail Coal Association also telegraphed an appeal to the President. James A. Worsham, executive secretary of the association, dedared: "We are on a hand-to- mouth .basis." Continued on Page 2, Col. 4. Doctor Pleads Innocent in MercyDeath MANCHESTER, N. H., Jan. 5, UP) — Dr. Hermann N. Sander today pleaded Innocent in a loud voice to an indictment charging first degree murder In the so- called mercy slaying of an incurable cancer patient. The state agreed to his freedom pending trial under a continuance of his $25,000 bond with the stipulation that he refrain from medical' practice until disposition of the case. . . ' Dr. Sander's attorney, Louis E. Wyman, said, the stipulation about refraining from practice was over the protest of defense counsel because of the presqmptlon of inno- e$jnce at this time., .._-.- ^.., ''I assume this agreement Is without prejudice In the future," Wyman told the court. Dr. Sander stood erect and showed no emotion while Court Clerk Arthur S. Healy read the Indictment charging the country doctor: . "Feloniously, wilfully and of his malice aforethought did inject 10 cubic centimeters of air four times In close succession Into the veins of Mrs. Abble Borroto, 59," (his Driving Hazardous Over Mississippi, Ohio Valleys By THE ASSOCIATED PRRS! Cold, floods, rain, sleet and snow dealt damaging blows to wide areas of the nation today from southern California Into Dixieland. Freezing weather caused some damage to the multi-million dollar citrus and vegetable crops of southern California despite all night orchard firing. Further damage Is feared, although pre-dawn temperatures today were a little above yesterday's Iowa. Early southern California temperatures today included Blytht 27, Indlo 23, Riverside 27, downtown Los Angeles 37, Palmdale on the desert 16, and Van Nuys 26. The forecast was for continued cold. Scores Homeless in Floods Scores of families were made homeless by floods in parts of Illinois and Indiana. Several roads were blocked by rising creeks and rivers in western Kentucky. Bitter cold continued In most of the Midwest. The Arctic belt extended from Montana into Iowa and some parts of the Kocky Mountains. Spencer, la., had 22 below zero today, a new Iowa low for the winter season. It was 17 below: at Mason City, la. Cold Front to Appalachians A cold front, along with rain, sleet and some snow spread from the midwest to the Appalachians. Temperatures tumbled from abnormal marks to below freezing over most of the Ohio valley and southward to below Memphis in the Mississippi valley. It looked like the end of the unseasonable mild weather for the Middle and North Atlantic states. But no severe weather appeared in prospect for the Gulf states, Florida and the South Atlantic states. Rain and sleet over the Ohio and Mississippi valleys created hazardous driving conditions. Volunteer national guardsmen and the Red Cross rushed emergency aid to flooded.areas In east central and southern- Illinois. Schools in some communities were closed. Indiana Guard Alerted At Indianapolis, Gov. Henry F. Schricker alerted the national floods cancer patient) well knowing the said air injections to be sufficient to cause death." Long before the physician entered the second floor superior courtroom with his wife and two attorneys, 250 spectators had crowded into every public seat. Mrs. Borroto — ill a year and a half and shrunken to half her normal weight—was the wife of .a Manchester oil salesman. It was disclosed that a trial date will be set before April 1. Attorney General William L. Phinney, long a friend of the accused physician, • presented the state's case and told the court the prosecution agreed to continuance for possible service as major over the full length, .of. the Wabash and White rivers were predicted by weather bureau officials. Heavy rains over the past several days have sent the rivers and creeks in Indiana and Illinois over their banks. The mercury dropped to a low of near Arkansas _ spread Into the South. North and part of central Texas shivered in Leaden Spurn 6 of Truman'* Top Proposals WASHINGTON, Jan 5. <ff> — Congressional leaders responded to President Truman's State-of-The- Union message today by turning thumbs down on half a dosen of his legislative proposals—Including more taxes. Important members in both parties were quick to frown on the "moderate" tax Increase asked by Mr. Truman yesterday at the outset of a congressional election year. Reduced Spending Emphasised Instead, they emphasized reduced spending. Falling sharp economies In a budget expected to exceed $42,100,000,000 the government presumably would continue red ink spending. Similarly, Congress-members in a poslllon to act said in about as many words that the President's appeals for continuation of the military draft, Taft-Hartley repeal, the Brannan farm plan, medical Insurance and the St. Lawrence seaway will go on the shelf for this 1 session. There was an apparently clear road for (1) expansion of social security coverage and benefits and (2) continuation — on a reduced scale — of economic and military aid to non-Communist countries abroad. There the list of certainties ended. Doubtful Category Lawmakers lumped in the doubtful category the presidential proposals for middle-income housing aid, continuation of rent control, expansion of displaced persons admissions, aid to education and the •atafeltohod January i Continued on Page J, Col. t. • Mine Owners United in Bid For Decision U.S.Formosa Policy to Be Hands Off, Says Truman Only Aid for Chiang to Bt Economic, President Declares By lOttft WASHINGTON, Jut. 5, President Truman today declartft an American hands-off policy t*» ward the Chinese island of Fct> In a news conference statement, he said the United StatM hai no desire to use Its armed forott there or become Involved "In tho civil conflict in China." zero in northwestern as the cold air mass of ball. County Solicitor William H. Craig, also a friend of Dr. Sanders, Continued on Page J, Col. t. New CIO Union Plans Nationwide Phone Strike WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 «•) -A nationwide telephone strike Is planned by a newly-chartered CIO union for early next month. The CIO's Communication! Workers of America said It will call the walkout unless the Bell Telephone System yield! to demands for a 'substantial" wage Increase, shorter apprentice periods, and a 35--iour week. A. T. Jones, CWA's vice president, said 100,000 worker! are In a position to strike at any time now. Another wave of 150,000 workers, he said, will be ready to quit their jobs by the end of February. sub-freezing readings. Freezing rain fell over many areas. < Sub-Zero Marks Reported The mercury tumbled to 26 degrees below zero at International Falls, Minn., and -29 at Bemldji, Minn., early today. Pemblna, N. D., had -28, and Mobridge, S. D., -21. Other sub-zero marks were reported over most of Minnesota, Montana, the Dakotas and parts of Iowa and Wisconsin. There was some snow In Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Utah, but temperatures moderated over the region. They were around zero In Colorado and Wyoming. New records for the date were set In many eastern cities yesterday as temperatures climbed to midsummer readings. But the cold air moving from the Midwest was expected to put the mercury back "Wo had a datt to play hart," so through fog, flood, and loo — by automobile — Aloe Ttmpltton travolod tht last two dayi to play his concert here tonight at Alton High Auditorium. Ha, with Mrs. Ttmpltton and his representative and apokeaman. Stanley North, arrived at •;» latt night aftor a two-day drivt from Grttnwich, Conn., Tamp)* ton's homt. Ttmpltton prefer! to travel by automobllt. But ho may havt got- ton Mi All Ikis tlmt. K thty started from a htavy rain; croated plaoM to Indiana whart tha watar at points was two foot dttp on tht road. , Thtn they ran Into tht Illinois "dttp-freeae." Through yesterday's drivt Mrs, Ttmpltton iptnt tht tlmt reading to tht othtr two a book on paat gnat artlttt of tht Metropolitan Optra. Templtton'! conctrt tonight start* at 1:18. It will be the second attraction In tnla teaton'i flvo- tvtnt atrita offered by tht Alton Community Conctrt Aawetatlon. Admiaiton to gatntd by mem- btrahlp card, only, No alnglt con* oirt admJitJont art told at tht door. Uaving Alton Friday, tha Torn- pitton'l plan to drivt to Kansas City for tht weekend. Thtn thty turn touth to continue tht post* holiday part of thtir ataion. KAST IT. LOUIS, Jan. 5 OH - Thrao paraons wtrt overcome by •moke today In a 960,000 flrt In tht thrtt-story building housing tht Adanu Hotel here. Twtlvt others wtrt assisted to saftty down an aerial ladder. ftvtrat rtsldtnts at tht hottl found thtir way down smoke- filltd stairways. Most of thtm wtrt In night clothe* Flrtmtn ustd gat masks to fight tht blaat. Tht flrt atarttd la a flrtt-floor clothing and Jtwtlry •tort. Overcome by amokt and than takoa to St. Mar/i Hoapital htrt wtrt Chariot fayltt of LoulsvUlt, Ky., and two ptrmantnt roatdonu of tht hottl, Mrs Gustle Haydtn and Jacob Gollhoftr. Firt Chief RuajtU Wright I*, porttd tht right alttvtt and thoui. dirt of 1000 man'* sulti wtrt burned off He totlmattd tht 4am- age at 110,019 to tht building and 150,000 to Ita oontonta, Editor Who Predicted USSR Atomic Blast Forecasts Another LONDON, Jan. 5, Uft— The man placed Informants in several East- who predicted Russia's first atomic explosion said today there will bt another at midnight, Greenwich Mean Time <6 p. m., Alton Time), Saturday. Magazine editor Kenneth dt Cource also said thert art indications that tht Riufllans now art ahtad of tht U, 8. "in tome respects" in atomic development, Dt Courey told reporter! ht bated hit atattmant on private it. portt reaching Mm from behind tht Iron curtain. HI* forecast wat made in a written statement to tht proa* Ht predicted la* January that tht Ruattami would attempt an atom explosion during 1M9. Preel. dent Truman announced in Sep. tembtr that they had auccttdtd. Tht 40.ytar.old editor publlihtt a monthly called "Intelligence D|. gett," devoted to InternaUonal affairs. He elalnu t* have highly ern European nation!. The explosion Saturday, he "will be of an unusual kind cause It will be connected with the blasting operation in connection with an Irrigation project." "This Is rather a disquieting statement because It suggests that the Russians are In some respects ahead of the United States of America," the statement added. De Courey said the next blast will be In the Soviet Asiatic republic of Kaiak, north of India and west of Mongolia, In a lake region near tht Kaaak border with Bin- klang. Pa Courey aald ht madt hli pro- diction "tubject to tht -———• reservation that there may bt a technical hitch." "H any change of plan thould bt ntctmary," ht taid, "tht Rutitan general Matt plant art to havt tht postponed experiment on Jan, W." to near normal marks soon. Washington and Norfolk, Va., had highs of 71. It was 67 at Philadelphia and 62.2 In New York City. Baltimore basked in a summery 70 and Huntlngton, W. Va., reported a record 75. Lilacs bloomed out of season In Maine and Massachusetts and girls went swimming in the sea at Asbury Park, N. J. LelandBusinessmanFound Dead Near Terre Haute TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Jan. 5. UP> —Albert H. Classon, 68, a businessman from Leland, III., was found dead here yesterday after he had left a ditched automobile to call a wrecker. Classon and his son-in-law, Emmet t Williamson, also of Leland, were enroute to Earlville, 111., when their car skidded Into the ditch. Williamson said Classon had left the car to go to a nearby house and telephone for help. Williamson waited at the car but went In search of Classon when the elder man failed to return. Classon was found dead In a driveway. Coroner D. M. Ferguson said death was caused by a heart ailment. WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. <fft— Mine owners presented an almost solid front today /in seeking from another government agency the court action against John L. Lewis which.the White,House has thus far refused them. , '• Two big operator groups yesterday joined other major associations is asking Robert N. Denham, general counsel of the National Cgbor"rotations Board, to seek a court Injunction. , , Th* tnlne owners want a court order directing Lewis to put his United Mine Workers back on a full work week and to stop alleged unfair labor practices. The miners now are working three days a week on Lewis' instructions. President Truman Indicated at a news conference today that he Is sticking to his hands off policy in the coal situation, , He had no comment on a reported appeal from St. Louis urging him to use his full authority to bring about full operation of the mines. The appeal, a reporter said, was made by a St. Louis citizens fuel committee and the St. Louis Re- tall Coal Dealers Association. The President said he had not see the message. The President has steadfastly de- cllned to view the limited production as a national emergency warranting the use.' of his Injunction power undor the Taft-Hartley Act. No Designs en He made clear the only help Chiang Kai-shek's government li Formosa can expect from tilt United States is continuing ate* nomlc aid. Mr. Truman said: "The United States has no pro- datory designs on Formosa or oft any other Chinese territory." "The United States has no desire to obtain special rights or privileges or to establish military bases on Formosa at this time. NOT does it have any Intention Of utilizing Its armed forces to In* terfere in the present situation.! "The United States government will not pursue a course which win lead to Involvement in the dvfl conflict In China. ;> No Military Aid for Chiang ' "The United States government will not provide military aid or advice to Chinese force* on Formosa. In the view of the United States government, the resourcoa on Formosa are adequate to enabto them to obtain the items which they might consider necessary for the defense of the island. "The United States government proposes to continue under ex* isting legislative: authority tht present ECA program of economic assistance." Mr. Truman's' declaration followed weeks of growing controversy at the Capitol over policy toward Formosa. Some Republicans—among them former President Herbert Hoover and Sen. Taft of Ohio—have urged that tht United States use' its navy, tf necessary, to keep the Chinese Communists from gaining Formosa. Tht big itiai miles off the last t Nationalists. .about 100 . wUnland, it of the Chinese Denham, however, li permitted by law to apply for court Injunction! If he thlnki the labor law li being violated. But Denham can refuse to exercise the power. Charges of refusal to bargain and other Illegal tactics brought by the operators now are before Denham. He was reported Interviewing number of the operator! about them, The two new groups joining In the charges were the United States Steel Corp.'i coal-producing subsidiaries and the Central Pennsylvania Coal Producers Association. Southern and northern-mldwestern groups had previously filed charges and made their injunction appeal. Operators said only a few major producing groups have failed to file wlthh the NLRB against Lew- Is and these probably will do so soon. They Include the Illinois producers, the Far West and other steel Industry-owned mines. Lewis himself was expected back Held By Japan fhutaff War, Before—and during-^the war tt was'held by Japan. Undtr tht Cairo agreement of•'•', 194*-made by President Rootevtlt, Prime Minister Churchill of Britain and Chiang Kai-shek, it wai to bt handed back to the republic of China. ...-'-. i •.•• Vrr> •'••••'• V <••' Mr,: Truman'! statement madt emphatically ; cltar that • under present condition! in the Far East the. United State! , government would not lift a finger to prevent Formosa from, falling to the Chinese Comunists if Chiang Kai- shek is unable to hold It. Last week, the joint chief! of staff suggested that tht adminit- tratlon tend a military niarion to Formosa but Mr. Truman'a< statement made cltar that he hai no such intention, r ; r V ;. T . Prewnt United •tattaooonomlt aid to the Chlneae o» Formate, which Mr. • Trtimta umiUoutd. consists mainly of furniahing juth basic materials at fertWa*r»to tht Formosan people; ' ,/ <; :•>'.. , Pakistan Third Western Nation to Recognize Redt KARACHI, Pakiitan, Jan. fM »** night became tha in Washington after a holiday Weather Partly cloudy to cloudy not quitt to cold HIM afttr- noon, tonifht and Friday with occasional light mow Hurriat; highest ttmptraturt taday ahour 20, lowttt Friday morn* iftf natr 15, hifhtft in after- MM about 25. Shipatr fa*. cut: North 4-1, out 1-10, tourh 10.U, wait 12-If Fail .90 Ft, TaUwatOf410.M Continued on Page t, Col. i, third country outride the Iron curtain, to recognizt, the Communist government of China. In London an informed aouret said Britain planned to rteognlnt Mao Tse-Tung's regime at PtTplag Friday or Saturday. "•'"' ^^ Pakiitan, a dominion In tht British commonwealth. tvttndMl full recognition tT tb^* Communist!. India, alto a com* monwealth member, and Burma aU ready had recognized the'Chlnett red regime. State Bank Cell Inwed - • SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 6 OP «* State Auditor Benjamin 0. today Issued a call to all bank! for a report of of the cloat of 11949. Alton Jaycees 9 Ninth Annual Founders* Day ; Banquet Slated Wednetday Alton Junior Chamber of Com merce'i ninth annual Founder 1 ! Day banquet is alated next Wednesday at the Mineral Spring! Hotel, 6:30 p. m. The celebration is to be in con* Junction with almllar celebration! by Junior Chamber! over the U. 8. and in connection with tht National Founders' Day event slated at Ptorla, where the iO "outatwd. Ing young men" of tht U. I. art to bt named. Alton Jayottt are to prtttnt their Distinguished Bervlct^ward to an Alton man In tht 31-35 ytar agt rangt who It to be atltcted as having been outitandlng in tht iatt ytar. Tht young man honored it to bo chosen by a 5-man commltttt of non-Jaycte mtmbtn, who will represent tha Political, eltrlcaL professional, Indmtrtai ajtf rotott I ^**^' ^\ i"W ntr art throe

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