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* PA01 fOOt ALTON IVIMtNO TILKORAFH iATUMDAY, JANUARY 14, 1950 ALTON MINIM jf Aft* Published telly txctpt Sunday: euUaerlpMofc fit fee weekly by currttr: My mall, WAD • fttt wttMft 100 miles: ft.00 Beyond 100 mUat ^ ^ i ^i ii i i • - - - - ^ Bntered M second-class mutter at the poetofflee, at Alton, III., Act at Congms. Murch 8. JITi. MEMBER O» IHt AMUU1ATCD flit A8MKIIIM f*t«M II MtltM ««elu«)»tl» for republimtioti of •!) th» torn n»w» prtnwe t. Mil H •!) OP — Uaeci (Wverltunt - H«tM ine eontreei MfarmMM* • il th« relcuriMi huilMM offlN tit MM Brbatfwi* Allan. Ill National AdvtrtlMMMMfweMBim WM* HoUldit Co *•• York CMMtn ttSMn .^ • I •! ••••••••^ Why Not Explain How City Tux In Used? Alderman Walter Brown of the Seventh Ward at the List City Council meeting advanced * «ug- gestion tlut property owners who' will receive their tax bills next spring should .ilso be sent a note outlining the benefits provided in return for the piy- ment of city taxes. This .sounds like * good idea, Tn the put, the tax bills have been accompanied by small slips on which ire listed only the tax rates. But these do not make the true tax picture plain for most of us who are concerned more with the dollars and cents we have to shell out than with the theory and itructure of taxation, For one thing, the city probably hat come in for more th.in its share of negative criticiim a; being the big tax boogie on the local scene. The city, however, is far below School District 151 in tax rate. In '48, the city's rate wai ,J44 on $100 valuation and the schools took 1.068 on the same valuation. The county got t .1J slice out of each $100 valuation, the town .117, and Civic Memorial Airport .021. 25 Years Ago January 14, 1925 Henry Tlmmarmeler of 1033 College avenue *uf fered a fracture of the right arm ai a result of a fall from a high chair. The fracture wai midway between the elbow and wrist, The Telegraph was to enter upon Its ninetieth year Jan. 15. No plans were made for a celebration because of the need for concentration on absorblni the newly-acquired Alton Dally Times property an< staff. Miss Monica and Mis* Catherine Stevens enter talned with a farewell party In honor of Mln Mary Louisa Boyce, who was to move with her parents to St. Joseph, Mo. During (he evening, games were played and favor* were given to Miss Martha Lee Hartmann and Edward Stevens. Miss Marl ha Leo Hnrtniann entertained for Miss Mary Louis Boyce and la children attended the par ty and presented Mnry Louise with a farewell gift. Miss Pauline Lucent of Spring street entertained members of her bridge club. Officers were elected at a meeting of the Kin- nlkinnick club. They were Miss Ella Benecke, president; Miss O)5al Covington, secretary, ami Miss Fannie Ulrlch. Mrs. ,T. N. Schaff, Miss Effle Bcall, Miss Rachel Ryrie, Miss K, V. Dickinson, Miss Esther Schuette, Miss Dwigglns, Miss Helen Yoothan, Miss Flora Rust, Eel Kramer, Miss Florence Mathle and Miss Edna Sawyer at lender! a'recital of Claudlo Muzlo, soprano of the Chicago Opera Co., given at the Odeon In St. Louis. Consider the benefits derived by residents of Alton from the city's .344 share of the tax—garbage ind ash hauling^ playgrounds, police, firemen, street • lights, band concerts, parks, street maintenance, snd so on. .The taxpayer sees in the education of his children a return on the school tax, so why not tell him what he receive* for the tax money he pays to his city? It might be well for, the city to publicize its tax tike in the manner of the salesman who sells a washing machine to a housewife. He does not tell her in detail how many bolts there are in the motor, nor how to oil the bearing), but he dwells instead on how much the machine will aid her in her laundry work. The city should stress the advantages of its-services which arc given in return for tax revenue. This would dispel some of the taxpayers' confusion that must occur when they see the city's tax rate listed along with other rates collected at the tame time. The taxpayers might feel better about paying the city its dues, for they could sec what they bought. The new method would make it easier for them to find the answer to the question, "What am I paying for?" They can see the results in their everyday lives. Hotel §ale Recalls Historic Figures Historical incidents and great names were recall' ed this week by sale of the Lincoln Hotel to N. S. Wittels. More than a century ago that hotel was a showplace. Early historical works describe the elegance of its parlors. Abraham Lincoln, then a candidate for the United States Senate, "stopped" at the then Franklin Hotel when, in 18J8, he came to Alton for the last of his historic series of debates with Stephen A. Douglas. Erected in 1841 by "a Mr. Blakclcy," whom early works fail further to identify, the hotel was acquired within a short time by Capt. Benjamin Godfrey, a dominant figure in early Alton. He founded Monticcllo College, was a member of the group who erected St. Paul's Episcopal Church, was a promoter of the Chicago & Alton Railroad; and it was in his warehouse that Elijah P. Lovejoy was given refuge from the mob that .would have wrecked the abolitionist editor's press and did assassinate the minister-editor. Other names dot the hostelry's history — Bliss, Lcsure, Pile, Pitts. A half-cejiiury ago the hotel became the property of a nun whose career was a typical American story — the late William Sonntag, sr., whose career of success read like an Alger story. The hotel has borne the name of two great Americans. First it was the Franklin House. For a half-century it has been called the Lincoln Hotel, in honor of its most distinguished guest. For a time it was known as the St. Charles. Harry'0 Expemrive New AutoMoblle Eight new seven passenger Lincoln automobiles costing $50,000 for each car is to replace the present fleet of White House cars. The President's new car is to be a special job, and the report that it was to have gold-plated metal fittings in it and special plush upholstery passed current for a while until the President's secretary said that if there is any such fancy work on the cars it is to be at the Ford company's expense. Even if Uncle Sam does not pay for the cars, but merely rents them at a reasonable figure, it seems hard to understand why public officers, MI lately emerged from the ranks of the plain people, should have by now developed such extravagant uues as to demand $)0,OUO automobiles to transport them about. Men who by mere chance became elevated to public office, if elevated is the word, suddenly manifest such extravagant tastes one could hardly identify them ai the fellows who, when paying for things themselves, had to be content with much more reasonable living. The tough pan of it is that few men in public office fail to come upon the dayi when in the sere and yellow leaf they must see their public office swept away from them. All they can have left chiefly will be extravagant habits and they have little money left to gratify the expensive ui(«s (hey Miss Aliir Pfeiffer of 1331 Russel street enter* ulncd members of her club at her home. Bunco waa playorl nnd favors were v presented to Miss Alice Uun- negnn, Miss Fern Bailey and Miss Charlotte Brando- wridr. Miss Dorothy Arter and Mls§ Charlotte Bramlpwckle gave solo dances and a Spanish dance and song wore presented by the Misses Dunnegan nnd Miss Bailey. . Mr. nnd Mrs. F. B. Kane and son, Paul, had returned to their home In St. Louis after visiting for a few days wlpi Mrs. Kane's parents, Mr. and Mrs, S. H/VVyss of Henry street. F. J. Calame, who had formerly resided In Alton, but who was associated with the J. I. Case Co., as branch manager at Denver, Co-lo., had been visiting with Clark Show nnd L. A. Show, Carl Schonk of East Seventh street was having a (Ine brick bungalow erected on Elm street near the intersection of Alby, which he expected to occupy with his family. L. G. Klelnschnittger was the contractor. The IS-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Kleinschnittger of Arch street WHS seriously 111 as a result of a cold. Mrs. Charles VanDusen of Wood River entertained members of the Past Noble Grand club in her home on Ferguson avenue. Mr. and Mrs. CUB Stahlhut of Wood River entertained as house guests Mr. Stahlhut's sister, Miss Nettle Frueger of Jerseyville. The engagement of Miss Mary Thompson of Wood River to Joseph Nolan of East Alton was made known when Mrs. Clifford Manlove entertained members of the I. T. Club at her home on Ferguson avenue. The wedding was planned for Jan. 28. Among those attending the party were the Misses Cornelia Frye, Lucille Lucker, Genevieve Williams, •Marcella Chanut, Mildred Brain, Clara Meyer, Gertrude Stewart, and Mrs* R. Behymer. Readers Forum Letters to the Editor Cenimunleatlani ta ttM column muit fee Mfnea, althektih the mmct with ()• withheld iMHn ptifeUcfltion •I neuMt of »ht writers Letter* ihouM t* ef rMionfttte Mntttt. »nt •houM avoid iMitoMlltlM me unfound** ' hav« towns uMd to, It it going to hs hard on Harry's dipt in Isttr to i«t uicd to common automobile teats when ««• a*j«y 04 • IJQ.OOU 5O Years Ago January 14, 2900 Two East St. Louis men, cousins, were victims of Friday, the 13th, accidents at widely-separated points In Alton area. One of the men, John Lawrence, 40, incurred fatal injury In an attempt to board a moving train at East Alton; the other, Tucker Lawrence, 26, was severely scalded at Moro. Thrown against a switchboard at East 'Alton, John Lawrence suffered n broken back, and died a few hours later. He had been veiling East Alton relatives. Tuckor Lawrence was sprayed with steaming water when a boiler plug blew out while he was running the engine In a foed mill of his brother, Klnney Lawrence, of Moro. His doctor said he would recover. Lt. Edward C. Paul of the Naval Reserves had tendered his resignation to the adjutant general, and other commissioned officers of the division were expected lo follow suit. Disgruntled because they received only half the scheduled pay on attending the summer training i-ump, most of the division members had ceased to nil end weekly drills. The street car company was to put on a ear leaving North Alton at (i n. m. to take glass plant employe! to work. Henry Wogtner was awarded a contract ta build sidewalks ordered by the cily council on Kast | Sixth, Ridge, and George streets. City Court Clerk Brniulewelde said a lisl of grand jurors received from tho county clerk arrived too late to bo of effect. The time limit for certification had expired, he found. friends gave a surprise party for Mr. and Mrs. Henry GLssal at their home, Twelfth nnd Alby, and Mr. and Mrs. George Hurt on received prize awards n games that afforded diversion. The marriage of James Tobln, a miller at Stanard Mill, and Miss Nellie Carpenter was set for Jan. 17. Christening of Helen, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. \uuffman, took place at the family home at Eleventh and Langdon, where relatives from Dallas, 'ex./ Omaha, Neb., Wavorly and Bethalto, had lathered for a family reunion. The Carpenters' local had notified contractors hat their scale starting April 1 would be 3d cent! an hour for an 8-hour day. with no work to bo done on buildings any portion of which was built by nonunion labor. Trades & Labor Assembly elected Heter Fitzgerald, president. As other officers it named Thomas Oddy, Km!! Gerhardt, Joseph Giles, H. C. Cramer, William Odriy, J, S. Chamberlain, and T. Roberts. Margaret, Intunt daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. 1C. J. Lockyer, was found dead In her crib. Tho baby had been 111 of a cold. John Kuhn received word of lh.e di'uth at Now York of Mrs. Anne Walters, 80, a former Alton resident. Charlei Temme, who had boon Injured in a (all at Slmi, Ind., was In grave condition In St, Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Catherine Long, a former resident of Bethalto, died tn St. Louis and her funeral rite! were to be in the Cathedral here. Death of Mrs. Margaret FlUgerald, 65, wife of John Fitzgerald, took place at the family home, 1019 Garden. Her surviving children were Mrs. Charlea VoU, Mrs. Margaret Flynn, Mrs. H. Penning, Mis* Annlt Fitzgerald, Daniel and David of Alton, and John Fltigerald of St. Louis. Thu show window of Emerson A Wlghtmun'i store in Upper Alton svao broken during the night by a miscreant who removed a display of fruits and nuU by reaching through the opening In the glass, i Attitude Toward Labor Editor, the Telegraph: Your editorial "The Truman Folly As Nation Shivers" plainly shows your attitude toward organized labor. If you have ever taken a middle of the road course In any editorial regarding disputes between Capital and Labor I have not been «o fortunate as to see it. Always It has been your policy to condemn labor. In today's edltoil- al you did not mention the solid front of operators, who are going all out to break Lewis and the miners' urilon./You are aware their argument has been "meeting at miners' demands would Increase too much the price of coal," yet the price of coal has been ad- vaflced $1 per ton In the past four months—with no wage Increases for mlnera. Could you answer the question: "whose pocketbook and pension fund this Is for?" You could, but ypu won't, because It is your policy to mimic the arguments of capital with never a help- Ing hand to the thousands of labor- Ing people who read your paper and are, Indirectly, responsible for the advertising of merchants and others—which means profits for the Alton Telegraph. In your paper tonight', statement!! by Altn'i coal r'-vt'Ts .--id advertisements by coal haulers belle your editorial and the /won 3. A. A. C.'s telegrams Insofar as fuel conditions In Alton are con. cerned. This doesn't make sense If It, were a political maneuver It still doesn't make sense. Misrepresentation aids no political parly. We are both getting along in years, .von't you just once, write an editorial on some disagrement be- wecn capital and labor presenting both sides of the story, go I will get shocked? I like shocks emanating from fair play. Yours very truly, W. L. Wadlow, Dow, 111. Editor's note—Seated,in his snug varm home place where his lack of coal probably means nothing to him as fuel Is available all around ilm, Reader Wadlow might have luite dilfercnt sentiments if he vas shivering for lack of coal vhllo Lewis holds his miners away from the pits. Reader Wadldw should familiarize himself with the laws of economics. One is the law of marginal returns and unit costs. Coal mines now operating on a three- day week and producing proportionately less must (et enough per ton for coal to meet certain'non shrinkable overhead costs which go on no matter-how many ton? are produced, or how many days arc worked. Another is the law of supply and demand, the supply phase of which J. L. Lewis is admittedly trying to control throug'l his three-day week. When coal is artificially scarce as it is now dealers and operators both, whether honest or unscrupulous can demand a higher price and get it The fact remains, too, that small operators who signed with the UMW on Lewis's demands all have raised their official prices. Are Mtowltfc eont. «M* it MA *MVKC M. T. M. sta. u. a. MT. o»» "Why get nervous about having nothing to do? Would you like to have a snow shovel and pretend this sand is our snowy sidewalk back home?" to bring back the use of affected muscles so your child can be a nearly normtil as possible. My own child could nelthe move his legs nor bend his back a one time. Now he can do any thing any other child his age ca do. You would never guess h had had polio unless you picks him up and felt his back suppor under his shirt. Some day h won't even need il. Can't we give some.more to th March of Dimes? It may be you child next lummer who is stricken You'll never know until then hox much the knowledge that he ca have all the best care and the fin est doctors he needs, so that he too, can walk and run again. "What ia the March of Dimes? "Why don't you know, it is the pursuit of happiness." G. S. they labor's friend because they signet) contract! that would enable them to "cash in" on the bull market in coal, at the expense of the majority of labor? Render Wadlow's unfamiliarlty with the stoker vs. handfirins ratio in heating of urban homes is excusable, in view of his place of residence. In this light he might re-read .the Telegraph's news story which reported lump coal in fair supply, but stoker coal -extremely scarce. And because it's a branch of organized labor that is bringing 'hardships, discomforts on the people of the nation, the Tele- Krnph cannot . agree with Iteadi.-i Wad low that Lewis' acts become any less reprehensible. Organized labor has no more rights than organized capital to bring distress un the people. Latids March of Dimes Editor, the Telegraph: I think the people of - Alton should bo ashamed Madison County had to borrow sq much" from the national headquarters of the polio 'foundation and still we ignore the January March of Dimes. Any one whose child has had polio realizes how helpless he would have been without the March of Dimes. It takes several long months of hospitallzation and many more months of exercise at home under a doctor's supervision Cut Marshall Plan Editor, the Telegraph: I have been reading a report o the Truman Committee headed b; Senator Harry S. Truman during the war and he waa then deac "sot" "agin" extravagant am wasteful spending but since he be came President he is exceeding FDR when it comes to peacetinu spending. How come?. He calls for an expenditure o: about $43,000,000,000 'for the com ing year. At this rate of spend' ing, if all the farms, farm machin^ ery and livestock in the U. S were sold they would bring- $25, 000,000,000, about enough to last Truman for 7 months at the present rate of spending. I think It is about time to cut out the Achcson-Marshall spend thrift plan, and let those "dukes and duchesses, count! and no- accounts" go to work and try to help themselves. I read a report some time ago where it is claimed the goods und< er the Marshall plan is turned over to the officials of the respective countries and sold to their people and the profits used to build up bureaucratic organizations tn the respective countries.' If that is true then the Marshall plan could RO on indefinitely without doing any real good. Maybe that's Why It is taking so much money for the plan. What's the answer? That's the $64 question. Leroy Moses, Jerseyville. Editor, the Telegraph: I am not In the habit of writing etters of comment on what I rean n the newspapers but I can't help giving my opinion of the editorial The Truman Folly As Nation Shivers", X wish to give my icarty "Amen" to this editorial and I hope there is enough' com- nent of this kind throughout the lation to make our politician 'resident act just once for the velfare of the general public. 1 wish for this editorial and all others like it to reach the President., He should know how the average citizen feels about coal problem. C. F. H. One little pig ran away tiom .1 livestock auction at Amsterdam, England, and sought sanctuary in the churchyard—but a butcher brought it back to market. Later e*e* Labor Board's Members Have Ignored Laws WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, — Respect for law is deeply Ingrained in the American mind as one of the requirements of good citizenship but somehow or other inside government respect for law <s sometimes a matter of whim and caprice, especlaly If the law is disliked and Its repeal Is being urged by the bureaucrats themselves. From the lips of Robert N. Denham, general counsel of (he National Labor Relations Eorrd, r.as come an amazing revelation' of how an important law has h?en sabotaged and Its principles ignored just, because the President of the United States, who aopolnts the members of that board, doesn't like the statute and is urging its repeal. The Constitution stipulates that a President when he takes the oaths of office must swear to execute the laws of the land. Civil officers and members of boards take the same oath. Pearson's Men y-Co- Cofltello's Power NOTE - this Is the teeond of Draw Pearson's column! <m gambling racke- tMn and how they affect our various branch** of government.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. - In 1932, when Franklin Roosevelt advocated the repeal of prohibition, on* big argument was that liquor racketeers had become a law unto themselves, a group above the government. That argument, was valid. But now the old liquor racketeers have moved into the gambling racket where they still remain a law unto themselves. Last year a rash of stories on Frankle Costello were published by Time, Newsweek and Edward Fol- llard of the Washington Post, a great newspaperman. These itorlea told how Costello' lunched in style at the Waldorf, wort custom-made clothes, owned an office building oh Wall atreet. UnWlttingly, these articles tended to paint such a glorified picture of Amerlca'i No. 1 gambler that an impressionable youngster might have been persuaded that this was the life for him. It was even pointed out that Costello still lived with the same vlfe; completely Ignoring the flies o! the New York Police Department. ,whlch are filled with recordings of obscene telephone conversations between Costello and a score of mistresses. The tragic fact Is that Costello and thn gang leaders he represents we succeeded to an amazing de- ree not only in making crime pay nit. In making it respectable. That s not a lesson that we want taught oui youth. Costello Could be Deported Hitherto Costello's chief influence has been In the big cities — I New York, Miami and Los Angeles. But now he appears to be able to reach Inside the federal government. The amazing fact Is that Cos- tcllo could be deported from the United States and sent back to Italy tomorrow If the Justice Department wanted to. For, 'when Costello swore out his American citizenship papers in 1925, he perjured himself regarding his criminal record. Countless other Immigrants have been deported for doing exactly the same thing, but they have lacked something which Costello has—influence. At this very moment f another Immigrant, Harry Bridges, Is on tr|al in San Francisco on exactly the same charge—perjury in connection with his citizenship papers. This column holds no briefs .for Bridges. But everyone should be treated equally. And it's an ironic fact that "Jlggs" Donohue, a private attorney who has had contacts with the Maragon-Costello crowd, is now retained by the Justice Department to prosecute Bridges. "Dandy Phil" Kastel, and that Bill Melts, the "golden Greek" another partner of Costello's, had been a contributor to the Truman campaign. Maragon was found to have a. secret banking account In El p BS o, Tex., which over a period of time contained as much as $135,000—a lot of money for a man who complained that his salary averaged around $4,000 annually, furthermore, most of Maragon's transao tions were In cash—the coin of the underworld. Maragon and Gen. Vaughan also had enough power Inside the Truman administration to overrule a House order against the remodel- Ing of California's Tanforan race track after being Introduced to the track's owners by Costellos partner, Hells. Though Costello probably makes rriost of his money in gambling, one source of revenue is his partnership with "Dandy Phil" Kastel Bill Helis and Irving Halm, ns sales agents for House of Lords and King's Ransom whiskies. When Republican senators stumbled Into this connection last summer, Helis Immediately issued a vigorous denial. He said that at no time had he ever been associated with Costello In connection with the Whiteley company, owners of House'of Lords and King's Ransom. The Official Kccord However, here is part of the official, though confidential, record regarding the partnership of White House friend Bill Helis, Frankle Costello, and "Dandy Phil" Kastel. Nov. 8, 1837—a note for $225,000 to Irving Haim at the Whitney National Bank in New Orleans was endorsed by Phil Kastel, William Hells and Frank Costello. In 1938—Kastel owed C. D. Jennings of Chicago $45,000 for slot machines. So a note for the debt was signed by Kastel and Robert Friedberg with Alliance Distributors stock certificates put up as collateral. Alliance Distributors is the name under which CosteUo, Kastel and Helis operate. To mett the note Alliance Distributors arranged to sell 2000 cases of whisky and turn the proceeds over to C. D. Jennings. Aug. 23, 1938—Bill Hells paid Irving Halm's note for $225,000 at tlio Whitney National Bank with his personal check for that Costello's Partners President Truman, I am con- Mr. Denham nas this to say vinced, knows nothing about Cos- irVllt 4 Kn VT«i*l MM. *.l f —.U. _,. T~» —t _ i.n . f» . .. about the National Labor Rela tions board: "When you stop to realize that, beginning with the membership of he National Labor Relations )oard itself, and going down '.hrough the entire structure of he personnel of the agency, by far the majority of the membership, both of the board and of almost every division of the agency, was made up, In August of 1947, and still consists of persons who vere raised in the climate of the philosophy and, I think I may say, n the religion of the .Wagner Act, t. is small wonder that there has been difficulty in obtaining a divorcement of thinking among these •eople from their old Wagner Act ormulae. "When you have spent ten years )r so; saturated with the statutory md administrative theory that >ne segment of our economic so- lety must be protected, no mater what, and that the offsetting segment of that society must be saddled with the blame for every- hing that happens, even though he actual offender may frequently e found in the protected group, hat scheme of thinking and re*- cting is hard to eradicate . . . "With much the same personnel till at hand who created and ad- nlnlstered the Wagner Act pro- Toouvrvllto Folk* 0V Fontaine UNCLE C-HiW WILSON, g. Quip MAM to* ram—from which, I fear, too lany are still reluctant to de- art—too much criticism must not c- visited upon them, especlaly In lew of the fact that, for more lan a year now, they have found further deterrent to changing ieir ways in the still unfulfilled xpeotation that the Taft-Hartley ct would be repealed most any n:c, and the salubrious clime of le Wagner Act restored to them— ans the incubus of a general ounsel." Mr. Denham goes on to say, rather ironically, that many times recently 'the cqurts wjiich have been granting injunctions at his request have been "h'eld by the board to be, in error" and that the board nas dismissed some of these cases "either on interpretation of the law or just because it didn't care to decide them." Some of these cases can still BO back to the courts for review, but }t ii significant that the general counsel virtually accuses (he board of sabotaging injunctions .when they have been Issu <J. The Congress was mindful of the tendency of the labor board to become autocratic and gave the general counsel the same powers of prosecution which have been given to the solicitor or general counsel In each of the major government departments charged with law enforcement. But apparent* ly the labor board considers itself empowered, to reverse the general counsel, no matter '• >w closely hii actions conform to the spirit or t! letter of the existing law. Tho President has not helped tr.f situation any by hli decUlon t» withhold' reappolntment of J. Copeland Cray, who Ii an Indepen- dent.minded* Individual and did not along with the majority of the beard. The rumor is, that Mr. Truman is planning tt> send to the Senate a new member who is known to be pro-union and in IfrJlo influence inside the govern ment and would not stand for it if he did. Nevertheless, Costello appears to have a powerful friend inside the Bureau of Internal Revenue, and this column has previously published the details on the fixing of a federal tax-fraud case involving Los Angeles gamblers, Last summer, Sen. Clyde Hoey's investigating committee also stumbled onto the fact that ex- White House friend John Maragon, now under indictment, has been employed by Costello's partner sympathy with the Wagner Act philosophy rather than the present law. This is but another way of weakening .enforcement. Politics has gone pretty far in causing the citizenry to feel that law enforcement has weakened in Washington but in the matter of labor-management relations political factors have tone to an extreme. It would be far more realistic to change the name of the present board to "The National Labor Union Board," for that is what Mr. Denham,. in effect, says tht board members, by their decisions, reveal as their paramount duty—to enforce the rights of labor, and to ignore the rights of management as set forth in the Taft- Hartley Act. (Rvproductlon Kighti Hwcrvcd) amount. Sept. 15, 1938 — An agreement was executed between Irving Haim and William Helis giving Helis an interest in J. G. Turney & Sons, Ltd., the holding company for King's Ransom and House of Lords whiskies. Sept. 16, 1938—A receipt was signed by Helis for 10,000 ordinary shares and 35,000 preferred shares of stock. Sept. 1, 1939—Lloyd Cobb, Helis' man in New Orleans, wrote A. G. Reynolds, Helis' man in London, enclosing a clipping from the Washington Merry - Go - Round, linking Helis to Frank Costello. Jan. ,.13, 1941—An interoffice memo from A. G. Reynolds indicated that Phil Kastel's $100,000 note and Haim's $225,000 note hadn't been paid. The memo referred to a letter agreement between Helis and Haim whereby both notes would- be repaid by Haim. July 27, 1943—George Uffner came to New York from New Orleans to see Costello. Costello, calling Uffner on the .phone said: "You and Bill Helis meet me in the lobby tonight at 7 o'clock. If Ait'ange wants to see me that will be all right." (Dean Alfange is Helis' lawyer, who also issued a denial last summer that Helis was ever connected* with Costello). February, 1947—Hells, when interviewed by the New York state liquor authority, stated that Haim had paid all money owed him, and that he and Haim now -owned equal shares In J. G. 'Turney & Son. August, 1949—William Helis denied to the press that he had ever been associated with Frank Costello In connection with the Whiteley Company, the wholly owned subsidiary of J G. Turney & Son. (Copyright, 1950. by BcU Syndicate, Inc.) 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