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Greek royal government asks U. S. (or more aid WASHINGTON (FP) — The Greek royalist government has just asked the U.S. for more money to help it put down po litical and military opposition. Undersecretary of State Robert A Lovelt told a press confer ence Oct. 6. Lovett made it clear that the government plan to wipe out all guerilla activity in the moun tains had not been a success, despite American help during the past year and more. His press conference followed by a day a report to Congress on the program drawn up by the State Dept, and submitted by Pres. Truman. In that report Truman hailed the Greek program as a “conspicuous success." The report summed up the 3-month period of the Greek Turkey program through June 1948. It showed that 95 per cent of the S100 million Turkish pro gram went directly to the mili tary and naval strengthening of lhat country, with the other 5 per cent used on highway con struction More than half of the aid to the Greek government. S300 million in all. went direct ly to the monarchist military forces. The labor division of the American mission to Greece re ported it "has offered advice and guidance to Greek labor leaders with a view to the development of a sound labor movement free of outside dictation” (by the government). The Greek Con federation of Labor held one na tional congress and elected an executive to replace the one which had been appointed by the courts. ‘Unfortunately.’’ the report added, "the congress, handi capped by seriou. factional ri valries. was unable to devote its attention to policy problems.” The report noted progress in re peal of the December 1947 an ti-strike law. which provided the death penalty for strike leaders in certain cases. Labor advisors observed also that while labor seeks a wage Ballot fight Continued from Page 1 submitted, however, the state electoral hoard — composed of one Democrat and two Republi cans — denied the Progressive petition, claiming that the mini- : mum of 200 signatures had been < complied with for only 41 counties. The Progressive Party then filed the suit, which it is now j appealing to the Supreme Court, ! claiming that the requirements of the Illinois law are incom- j patible with the Constitution of j the United States. Attorneys for the party point out that 85 per cent of the voters in the state, who live in only 49 counties, could be denied their constitu tional right to a free ballot by the small minority living in the other 53 counties in the state. Meanwhile, Progressives are following yet another course in their fight to give Illinois voters an opportunity to mark for Wal lace and the party’s state slate candidates on Nov. 2. The campaign, launched last week, to get signatures on pe titions challenging Governor Green to call a special session of the state legislature to put Wallace on the ballot is gather ing momentum in ward clubs and other groups supporting the Progressive ticket. The active Young Progressives of America group alone reports over 5000 s signatures as a result of the week’s petitioning. boost to keep up with mounting living costs, "on the other hand the mission economic advisors (Americans) and the Greek gov ernment fear that any substan tial wage increase at this time will endanger currency stability and thereby undermine workers' living standards.” American labor advisors are also trying to get an American administrator appointed for the Greek social insurance agency, as well as to unify control of apprenticeship training. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa • a • Supply & • • demand • • NEW YORK (FP)—The J • latest issue of Consumer • • Reports poses an economics J • question to its readers. The • • answer is not surprising. J • "In August 1948, dairy • • farmers in the New York J a area produced more milk • J than in August 1947. Con- J • sumers. however, drank • • less milk,” the magazine of J a Consumers Union said. • • asking: "With supply up J • and demand down, what • • happened to prices?” J a And the answer: 'De- a • spite the well-known law * a of supply and demand, con- a • sumers had to pay more J • for their milk: the price a • was 3KzC a quart higher in J l August of 1948.” a a a aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa MacDougall arrested at street meeting Curtis D. MacDougall, Pro gressive candidate for U S Sen ator from Illinois, and Rod Holmgren, campaign manager for Dorothy Bushnel! Cole, Pro gressive candidate for Congress from the 9th congressional dis trict. were arrested last Satur day night in a continuation of police attempts to intimidate Progressives and break up Ihe party's meetings. The arrests, made under a section of the city code which 'requires permits for street meet ings, took place at the corner of Grace and Braodway, only a few moments after the close of a Salvation Army meeting, which was held on the same cor ner without a permit. Holmgren was speaking when the police arrived, and refused to stop until he had been form ally arrested. MacDougal, pro fessor of journalism at North western University, promptly stepped up and continued the meeting until he, in turn was arrested. Progressive Party attorneys hold that the law requiring per mits for street meetings is uncon stitutional. cu l flowers floral ilesig ni blooming yj L,h irUff3Lut. 192 N. LaSalle DE 2-1500 We Telegraph Flowers PAULINE KIGH REED H. B. RITMAN Wallace visit Continued from Page 1 for Congress from the 6th dis trict: Judge Samuel Heller, can didate for state's attorney; H B. Ritman. candidate for associate judge of the Municipal Court, and George Cermak, running for state representative from the 19th senatorial district. Albert Fitzgerald, chairman of the Progressives’ National La bor Committee, and president, CIO Cnited Electrical Workers, was to annear at all three meet ings with Wallace and Taylor. Young Progressives of Amer ica had worked all week pre paring for a torchlight 'pafade to assemble at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 43rd and Prairie There, Sen. Taylor, Ear] B Dickerson, and a group of local candidates would join in the line of march with hundreds of youth. The youth, bearing torches, would march from 43rd to 33rd, then proceed to the 8th Armory for the first meeting of the eve ning. In the parade, YPA an nounced. would be a ' Freedom Train” float, with sign bearing the stogan: “Get On Board a Real Freedom Train With Wal lace and Dickerson.” Buy Progressive! Dorothy's Shop Specializes In (Glamorizing Your Figure BRASSIERES - CORSETS GIRDLES D. 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That was ill . . . Who had killed Granata was a mystery. But. all of Chicago knew WHAT had killed him. politics. Aussie labor conference hits monopolies CANBERRA. Australia (ALN) —Australia will not allow big business monopolies to resume their prewar domination of the country, Premier Joseph B. Chifley promised the annual Australian Labor party confer ence here Oct. 6. Nationalization of some major industries, Chifley said, will be pressed by the Australian gov ernment. It should begin, he stated, with public utilities now poorly managed by their private owners. But there is no inten tion of nationalizing small in dustries, the Premier said. After hearing Chifley’s speech, the conference threw out a motion calling for the outlaw ing of the Communist party. Re iterating opposition to Commun ist ideas, it decided to issue counter-propaganda pushing its own principles. In a foreign policy resolution, the party went back on its long standing opposition to the rais ing of troops for overseas serv ice in peacetime. AUTO HOSPITAL THEFT ^ LIFE ^ FIRE f * t i\Mir\\fi one oj our Services Business Service Institute D. Roitman A. E. Sharrow 7 W. Madison FI 6-0815 "A Better Buy Through B.S.I." (Discount to Standard Subscribers) Granata was first appointed GOP ward committeeman in 1940. One of his predecessors, Michael Galvin, was killed with a shotgun shortly after the elec tion of November, 1936. William Garrison, another Granata predecessor, hurriedly left town for Tennessee in 1935, and never returned. Newspapers calmly accepted the “hatchet” murder as a com monplace development in Chi cago’s gang-war political arena. Placidly, the Herald-Ameri can reported: “High authorities admitted that one big angle they are ! working on was the report that the Granatas (William's brother is State Rep. Peter C. Granata) had refused to swing votes they control on the West Side so the Guzik-Ricca-Capone mob could make an important showing in the coming election. “The office for which Granata himself was Republican nom inee — that of Circuit Court clerk—was not involved in the trading’ of votes. But other high positions were. “Vote ‘trading’ is a long-time practice in Chicago politics by which candidates of one party are elected to some offices while candidates of the other party get other offices.” Political observers wondered if this murder, like that of Will iam II. McSwiggin, would re main conveniently unsolved. It was April 27, 1926, when assistant state’s attornev Mc Swiggin was mowed dou n by machine gun bullets near AI Ca pone's headquarters. Then, newspapers raised Ihe cry: “Who killed McSwiggin?” iii the Reader's interest The ILLINOIS STANDARD is intended to further the best interests of the peo ple of Illinois. 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