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No. 2,147-No. 37,276.__WASHINGTON, D. C., MAY 26, 19,46-SEVENTY-TWO PAGES. ★ SftXES. TEN CENTS.
RAIL STRIKE ENDS ON TRUMAN ULTIMATUM;
HOUSE VOTES PRESIDENT'S LABOR DRAFT
Senate Passes Revised Case Bill
But Delays Emergency Measure
_ - A — -- ... ^ A
Executive Urges
Criminal Law for
Acts Against U.S.
(Text o/ President’s Address on
Page A-5.)
Joseph A. Fox
The rail strike, which for two
days tied the country in knots,
collapsed as suddenly as it had
begun late yesterday afternoon.
Recalcitrant trainmen and en
gineers yielded under an attack
by President Truman even as he
went before Congress to seek
legislation that would outlaw
strikes in industries where labor
troubles have provoked Govern
ment seizure and operation.
Aroused by the stoppages on the
rails and in the coal fields which
have forced the Government to
take over, the President, appearing
before a joint session of Senate and
House, asked for temporary legisla
tion that would permit induction
into the armed forces of “all work
ers who are on strike against their
Government,” and provide criminal
penalties for both employers and
employes seeking to interfere with
Federally-operated industry.
“The Congress of the United
States, and I, the President of the
United States, must work together
—and we must work fast, the grim
faced Missourian told a cheering
audience in the House chamber.
Announces End of Strike.
Midway in the speech he halted
as a note was handed to him on the
Speaker’s stand. He looked up from
the reading.
“Word has just been received that,
the railroad strike has been settled
on the terms proposed by the Pres
ident,” Mr. Truman announced. ;
The President’s erstwhile associ
ates in Congress, and visitors in the
galleries, where Mrs. Truman and
their daughter Margaret sat, rose
and applauded.
The end of the rail strike repre-!
sented only a partial victory for the
President, however, as the termina
tion of the strike truce in the soft
coal mines was less than eight hours
away, with no signs of a "break.” j
Compromise Plan.
The basis of the settlement was
a compromise plan offered by Mr.
Truman, and accepted by 18 brother-!
hoods—but rejected by the two
which lauched the strike. It provides
for a pay raise of 16 cents an hour
retroactive to January 1; an addi
tional boost of 2 >4 effective two days
ago, and no change in rules for a
year. The 16 cents was in the orig
inal offer of a fact-finding board
that the trainmen and engineers re
fused: the 2% was in lieu of a long
list of rule changes sought by the
unions. The board had recommended
several new rules, whose benefits
now presumably will be lost to the
strikers.
The President went to the Capitol
at 4 o’clock—the deadline he had
set in his broadcast to the Nation
Friday night for ending of the
strike—or Army operations of the
railroads.
Served Notice of ‘Weapon’.
In that speech, he had served
notice, also, that Congress would be
asked to provide a legislative weap
on to deal with “the emergency,”
but there had been no hint of the
terms to be proposed, whose severity
was moderated only by the fact that
they would remain in force for but
six months after formal declaration
of the end of the war emergency.
Along with these “temporary
emergency expedients,” Truman
asked Congress to frame a "com
prehensive labor policy which will
tend to reduce the number of stop
pages of work and other acts which
injure labor, capital and the whole
population.”
The President said this ad interim
legislation should:
“(a) Authorize the institution of
injunctive or mandatory proceed
ings against any union leader for
bidding him from encouraging or
inciting members of the union to
leave their work or to refuse to re
(See TRUMAN, Page A-5.1
Eight Passengers
On First Limited
To Leave Here
The Liberty Limited—first all
Pullman train to leave here after
end of the railroad strike—pulled
out of Union Station at 7 o’clock
last night with only eight passengers
on board for the ride to Chicago.
The train of 14 cars could have car
ried 300.
The 16-man crew of the Liberty
thus outnumbered passengers two
to one. Odd situations arose. Por
ters bemoaned the tips they
wouldn't get. Dining-car attend
ants pondered the problem of dis
posing of food for 300.
Trainmen said the almost unin
habited condition of the crack
sleeper was due mostly to the fact
that 0ws of the strike's end reached
potential travelers too late.
Steelman Ends Newsmen's Vigil
With 'The Strike Is Over'
Whitney and Johnston Shake Hands With
Carrier Official as Statement Is Read
By Herman F. Schaden
Hours of waiting, speculation
and rumor ended at 4:05 p.m.
yesterday when John R. Steel
man, President Truman’s ace
labor advisor, walked into Suite
1240 of the Hotel Statler and
announced the nation-wide rail
road strike was over.
His audience was a group of news
men who had seen the clock push
five minutes beyond the deadline
President Truman had set for the
men to be back on the job. Soldiers
stood by in railroad centers to start
the trains rolling if the trainmen
refused.
On either side of Mr. Steelman
as he strode into the pretentious
press headquarters were A. F. Whit
ney and Alvanley Johnston, respec
tive presidents of the Trainmen and
Engineers Brotherhoods, whose 250,
000 members had quit the vast net
work of railroads at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Announcement Was Simple.
Mr. Steelman's announcement was
simple and not unexpected in view
of the day's events which had seen
18 non-striking brotherhoods sign
1 an agreement with the operators.
That left it squarely up to Mr. Whit
ney and Mr. Johnston to join up or
be left on a siding.
The strike was over as of that
minute, Mr. Steelman said, and all
20 brotherhoods were returning to
work on the basis of Mr. Truman's
recommendation of May 22.
Mr. Steelman was not that abrupt
about it. He led off with the formal
announcement of the agreement,
while the white-haired presidents of
the striking brotherhoods stood
silently by.
A minute before, at the request
of newsreelmen and photographers,)
Mr. Johnston and Mr. Whitney had
rather grimly shaken the hands of
John J. Pelley, president of the As
sociation of American Railroads.
Steelman Reads Hurriedly.
Hurriedly, Mr. Steelman read:
“The basis of settlement was a
| wage increase of 16 cents an hour
or $1.28 per basic day as recom
mended by the President's emergen
! (See RAILROADS, Page A-4
Fighting Strike Talk
By President Earns
Acclaim of Congress
Voice Is Deadly Serious;
Hearers Spring to Feet
At His Draft Appeal
ly the Associated Press
President Truman played a
dramatic role yesterday when he
announced to an applauding,
cheering Congress the settle
ment of the railroad strike on
his own terms.
The gray-haired Chief Executive
had just brought men of both par
ties to their feet with an an
nouncement that he wanted to
draft into the Army all workers
who strike "against their Govern
ment.”
Hardly had the applause subsided
when Senate Secretary Leslie Biffle
slipped unobtrusively up to the
speaker's stand and handed him a
slip of paper.
Looking up from his manuscript
the President announced in the
sane unsmiling, deadly serious
voice:
"Word has just been received
that the railroad strike has been
settled on terms proposed by the
President.”
As the significance of the an
nouncement broke over the cham
ber the Senators and Representa
tives arose all over the chamber.
Those in the packed galleries,
where Mrs. Truman and her daugh
ter Margaret listened, followed suit.
A Congress anxious to deal
vigorously with industrial strife and
already in a mood to cheer him
as a result of fighting speech last
night, thunderously applauded as
Mr. Truman entered the chamber.
The Missourian, whose smile is
usually his trademark, did not smile
(Se“e“DESCRIPTIVE7Page A-5.) “
Dr. Koo Reported Slated
For Ambassador to U. S.
By the Associated Press
NANKING, May 25.—Dr. Welling-1
ton Koo, veteran Chinese diplomat
now ambassador to Great Britain, is
slated to become ambassador to the
United States, a reliable source in
the foreign ministry said today.
Koo flew to Peiping today with
Edwun W. Pauley, United States
Reparations Commissioner, who
planned to confer with Chinese and
American officials there preparatory
to establishing a base of operations
in Mukden.
D. C. Transport Crisis
Comes to Abrupt End '
As Trains Roll Again
Partially Filled Coaches,
Freight Shipments Move
With Return of Strikers j
(Pictures on Page A-10)
By Julia Edwards
Washington’s transportation
irisis ended abrutly last night.
Half-filled passenger trains be
?an rolling out of Union Station
on regular schedules. Freight,
strike-bound for two days,
started moving out of railroad
yards as trainmen and engineers
returned to work.
Many would-be travelers will
spend Sunday at home, however,
either because the national railroad
walkout ended so quickly they
didn't have time to plan trips, or
because settlement did not come
quickly enough to give them a full
week-end out of the city.
Except for two canceled trains,
operations were normal at Union
Station early in the evening. But
the crowds were light. Weary trav
elers had taken the news of the
strike’s end calmly. Only at the ball
park did the announcement evoke
a cheer.
The Greyhound bus terminal,
jammed throughout the strike, re
turned to normal with the departure
of the last three extra buses for
New York at 9:30 p.m.
So hurriedly was the strike ended
(See TRAINS, Page A-4.)
Hospital Reports Bankhead
Still in Sarious Condition
Bethesda Naval Medical Center
officials said last night the condi
tion of Senator Bankhead, Demo
crat, of Alabama, remains serious
but that the stricken legislator is
reacting favorably.
There was no significant change
in the 73-year-old Senator’s condi
tion, the hospital said at 11 o’clock.
He suffered a stroke Friday night
while attending a Senate committee
meeting and was rushed to the
Naval Hospital.
An earlier bulletin, issued at 4
p.m. yesterday by Capt. R. E. Dun
can, hospital commander, stated
that Senator Bankhead is “doing as
well as can be expected under the
circumstances.”
Two Sections Only
In Today's Sunday Star
In order to conserve paper, shipment of which has been interrupted
by the railroad strike, today’s Sunday Star has been condensed to two
main sections. This Week Magazine, the comic section and the gravure
section appear as usual.
For guidance of readers other news and features will be found as
luiiuno.
SECTION A.
General News. Pages A-l-l(
Lost and Found. Page A-:
Obituary. Page A-(
Educational. Page A-(
Jessie Fant Evans. Page A-(
Sports News. Pages A-8-f
SECTION B.
Editorial Articles. Page B-l
Editorials. Page B-S
Books. Page B-!
Art Page B-l
I
j Stamps. Page B-3
Bridge. Page B-3
Editorial Features. Pages B-4-5
John Glaggett Proctor. Page B-5
Amusements. Page B-6
Music. Page B-6
Society News, Pages B-7-8-9
Women’s Clubs. Page B-9
Financial News. Pages B-10-11
Crossword Puzzle. Page B-ll
Radio Programs. Pa^ B-ll
Farm and Garden. Page B-12
Junior Stax. Page B-12
Service Organizations. Page B-12
* >
House Committee
Named to Weigh
Permanent Statute
(Text of Administration Strike
Control Bill on Page A-5.)
The Senate blocked immediate
action last night on President
Truman’s request for emergency
strike control powers, already
approved overwhelmingly by the
House, but finally passed the
amended Case bill placing per
manent curbs on labor unions.
The vote on the Case measure
was 49 to 29.
The House, acting less than two
hours after hearing the President’s
personal appeal to Congress, put
through by a vote of 306 to 13,
emergency legislation empowering
the President to draft men for In
dustries in strike emergencies. It
was debated only 40 minutes.
It followed up this action imme
diately with the adoption of a con
current resolution, offered by Rep
resentative Smith, Democrat, of
Virginia, providing for the appoint
ment of a joint committee of the
two houses to study the whole prob
lem of permanent labor legislation.
Seven members of the House and
an equal number of Senators will
serve on the committee. The reso
lution instructs the joint commit
tee to report its recommendations
within six months.
Will Be Taken Up Tomorrow.
Immediately after the passage of
the Case bill. Majority Leader Bark
ley asked and obtained unanimous
consent to report the President's
emergency bill from the Interstate
Commerce Committee. At his re
quest it was made the unfinished
business of the Senate. It will be
taken up when the Senate meets to
morrow.
The Case bill which passed the
House in February, must go back to
the House for consideration of Sen
ate amendments. It is expected
that the House will concur in most
if not all of them. The amendments
adopted by the Senate yesterday re
store it closely to its original form.
Many Senators foresaw the pros
pect of a presidential veto of the
Case bill, after the President has
been given the emergency powers.
This is the hope of Senators who
opposed the Case bill and the fear
of Senators anxious to enact without
delay revisions of the permanent
labor laws. The President's address,
in which he urged the appointment
of a joint committee of Congress
to study permanent labor legislation,
appeared to support the belief that
he would veto the Case bill.
The President’s emergency bill
particularly the draft-labor feature,
drew the fire of a group of liberals
and conservatives, and Senator
Taft, Republican of Ohio, objected
to its consideration by unanimous
consent—the only way it could
come up as a separate measure last
hight.
Teeth Put in Case Bill.
In another hectic night session,
however, a coalition of Republicans
and Democrats voted these teeth
into the permanent Case bill:
1. A provision under which un
ions could be sued in Federal courts
for violation of their contracts, ap
proved, 50 to 26.
2. A ban on secondary boycotts,
53 to 24.
3. Adoption of the Hobbs Anti
Racketeering Bill, which had been
long delayed in the Senate after
passing the House twice, 59 to 22.
4. Eliminating supervisors in in
dustrial plants from the status of
"employes” in the Wagner Labor
Relations Act, 48 to 30.
5. Requiring a 60-day cool-off
period before workers could strike,
whenever the new Federal Media
tion Board is trying to settle a
dispute, 54 to 26.
6. Provide for fact-finding boards
as originally proposed by the ad
ministration, to help avoid labor
disputes, but only in the case of
public utilities, 59 to 19.
Votes came rapidly yesterday
after the agreement obtained Fri
TSee STRIKE CONTROL, P. A-4.)
China Peace hopes Rise
After New Conference
By th* Associated Press
NANKING, May 25.—Government
and Communist leaders met for twc
hours tonight seeking a peace for
mula in Manchuria amid general
optimism that a truce might be
near.
While no final agreement was
reached between the high-ranking
negotiators, one conferee said there
was over-all satisfaction with the
progress made.
Earlier the Communists had an
nounced officially their withdrawal
from Changchun, Manchurian cap
ital, and a new mayor was ap
pointed by Generalissimo Chiang
Kai-shek to move in behind the
conquering Government troops.
Meanwhile, the departure of Gen.
George C. Marshall’s special plane,
which had carried Gen. and Mme.
Chiang to Mukden, gave rise to
belief there that the American
emissary himself would soon ar
rive, to continue in Manchuria his
efforts to end China's internal
conflict.
Trans-Jordan King Enthroned,
Urges All Arab States to Unite
By the Associated Press
AMMAN, Trans-Jordan, May
25.—In a setting of dazzling
regal splendor, bearded, 64-year
old Abdullah Ibn A1 Hussein for
mally accepted kingship today
over 300.000 subjects, and called
on the rest of the Arab world
to unite with him for a federa
tion of Arab states.
Surrounded by 300 distinguished
guests in resplendent uniforms, the
regally robed and turbaned monarch
ascended the throne in a ceremony
which lasted 14 minutes, climaxing
one of the most important days in
Trans-Jordan's 5,000-year history.
Great feasting following the en
thronement ceremony. For the
guests at the luncheon, 56 whole
roasted sheep were served on ham
mered bronze platters. A banquet
was arranged for the evening, and
many other feasts and functions
will be held during the three-day
holiday proclaimed to mark Trans
Jordan's emergence as an indepen
dent kingdom.
Abdullah ascended the throne of
this British-protected kingdom by
virtue of a treaty signed last month,
ending Britain’s League of Nation's
mandate. The country had been
administered jointly by the British
high commissioner for Palestine and
Trans-Jordan, and Abdullah as
emir, supported by a constitutional
government.
Dignitaries of British and Arab
~7See TRANSJORDAN, Page A-3.)
Conferees May Create
International Unit to
Fight World Famine
1946 Food Supply Bigger
Than 1945, but*StilMs
Below Prewar Levels
t
: By Malcolm Lamborne, Jr.
The international food confer
ence may bring into being this
[week the International Emerg
ency Food Council, comprising
j representatives of both have and
[have-not food countries, to deal
! with threatened famine through
! 1947.
f This was disclosed last night as
the Agriculture Department made
; public a survey, as of early May.
| showing that while the world will
I produce more food this year than
in 1945, total supplies will be below
; prewar levels and short of require
ments.
In another development relating
to the famine, Herbert Hoover left
from National Airport for South
America, where, as special repre
sentative of President Truman, he
will make a study of food supplies
that may be made available for
| famine relief. Secretary of Agri
] culture Anderson was on hand to
I bid the former President farewell.
Committee Backs Agency.
The international food agency
has been recommended by the
steering committee of the special
conference on urgent food problems
sponsored by the United Nations
Pood and Agriculture Organization
and meeting here during the past
week.
As now planned, the proposed
council would replace the Combined
Food Board, made up solely of the
United States, Great Britain and
Canada. The board came into being
during the war and has been the
(See. FAMINE, Page A-3.)
Rations of Refugees Cut
In U. S. Zone of Berlin
ly th« Associated Press
FRANKFURT, Germany, May 25.
—Food rations for displaced persons
in the American occupation zone of
Germany will be reduced 300 cal
ories a day beginning June 1, United
States Army headquarters an
nounced today.
It will be the first food reduc
tion applied to the displaced per
sons, whose basic ration has been
maintained at 2,300 calories daily
while German civilian rations have
been cut twice to a current allot
ment of 1,180.
More than 400,000 displaced per
sons remain In the American zone.
i
Senate Group Votes
To Lift Price Control
On Meat June 30
Dairy Products Also
Included in Amended
OPA Extension Bill
By th« Associated Press
The Senate Banking Commit
tee voted yesterday to lift price
controls from meat and dairy
products June 30.
The action came only a few hours
before President Truman personally
; urged a joint session of Congress to
continue the price control law “in
an effective form.”
The committee, which is drafting
a one-year price control extension
bill, adopted two amendments, both
introduced by Senator McFtfcland,
Democrat, of Arizona. The one cov
ering livestock and poultry, and food
and feed products manufactured
from those items, carried 10 to 8.
A 9 to 8 vote put over the other,
affecting milk and foods and feeds
made from it.
The committee wrote in a safe
guard against the possibility of run
away prices. A decontrol board,
which is to be set up under the
Senate bill, would be given addi
tional authority to reinstitute price
controls on meat and dairy products
upon application of the Secretary
of Agriculture.
Senator McFarland said he as
sumed the current meat subsidies
will be amoved when the controls
are lifted.
Weaver Is Defeated,
Folger Falls Behind
In North Carolina
Other Incumbents Lead,
With Durham Facing
Possible Second Primary
By the Associated Press
RALEIGH, N. C„ May 25.—Rep
resentative Zebulon Weaver was
defeated for renomination in
the 12th district and Representa
tive John H. Folger was threat
ened with defeat in the 5th on
the basis of representative re
turns from today’s Democratic
primary in North Carolina.
With all but 10 of 141 precincts
unofficially tabulated, Mr. Folger had
18.604 votes, Thurman Chatham.
Blanket manufacturer. 19.260. and
Joe J. Harris, 635. A second primary
loomed as a possibility.
In 149 of 198 precincts. Mr. Weaver
had 12,728 votes against 21.052 for
Monroe Redden, former chairman of
the State Democratic Executive
Committee. Mr. Weaver has served
in the House since 1917 except for
one term.
In the Sixth District Representa
tive Carl T. Durham also was faced
with the possibility of a runoff.
Representative Robert L. Dough
ton, chairman of the Ways and
Means Committee, was unopposed in
the Ninth. So were Representatives
Barden in the Third. Cooley in the
Fourth, and Bulwinkle in the
Eleventh.
First, 127 of 147 precincts. Repre
sentative Bonner, 18,268; Richard L
Humber. 9,505; Second, 117 of }37
Representative Kerr, 16,226: Archie
Gay. 10.179; Sixth, 114 of 135. Rep
resentative Durham. 12.654; E. Earl
Rives, 8,854; D. E. Scarborough
4.835; Seventh. 135 of 155, Repre
sentative Clark, 22.960: W. S. Britt
14,441; Eighth. 161 of 205, W. E
Horner, 15.528; C. B. Deane. 14.450:
Tenth, 156 of 175. Hamilton C
Jones, 16,907: Manley R. Dunnaway
3,998.
Miss Jane Pratt, Democrat, had
12,965 votes, against 5.540 for Frank
Hulin. Republican, in a special elec
tion in the Eighth District to name
a Representative to fill out the term
of the late W. O. Burgin.
$100,000 Ransom Reported
CHICAGO, May 25 W.—Chief ol
Detectives Walter Storms said to
day that $100,000 ransom was paid
for the release of Edward Jones
48. reputed head of the South
Side numbers racket, who was kid
naped May 12 and released several
days later. Chief Storms refused
to say who paid the ransom.
All Advertising to Be
Resumed Tomorrow
With the effective resumption of railroad traffic,
The Star is pleased to announce that it will print’ its
usual advertising content, both display and classified,
commencing with tomorrow’s issue of The Evening
Star, Monday, May 27th.
The Star regrets that its limited supply of paper,
shipment of which was stopped by the railroad strike,
made it necessary to omit practically all advertising
from its columns yesterday and today.
The missed insertions of Classified Advertisements ordered
for Saturday and Sunday will be made up commencing
Monday so that each advertisement will receive the full
number of insertions ordered.
If the advertiser does not wish these missed insertions
to be made up, please call National 5000 and have them
canceled.
1 i
► _
Coal Truce Over,
Miners Quit Pits;
Lewis Adamant
Krug Fails to Wring
Concessions But Plans
New Parley Today
By James Y. Newton
The 15-day soft coal strke
truce expired at midnight after
Secretary of interior Krug re
ported he had been unable to
wring from John L. Lewis an
agreement to order his 400.000
miners to stay on the job. Oper
ations ceased as the last shift
left the pits yesterday.
Mr. Krug and his deputy as the
Government’s mine boss. Vice
Admiral Ben Moreell, met with Mr.
Lewis and his lieutenants twice yes
terday in conferences lasting six
hours. The last meeting broke up
at 8 p.m. after which Mr. Krug an
nounced that Mr. Lewis was unyield
ing. He' said another session will be
held today at an hour which had
not been decided. O
Through a spokesman, Mr. Krug
sent word to newsmen that Mr.
Lewis’ position on ordering the men
to work tomorrow through extension
of the truce or termination of the
strike altogether was ‘‘that he can
not, under the Smith-Connally Act,
take any action to interfere with
the miners.” The United Mine
Workers’ Policy Committee usually
makes such decisions and Mr. Lewis
is said to fear that a violation of
the Act might result from the con
vening of the group at this time.
JT I VO OU1C IU UC 4U1C.
Mr. Lewis’ decision to let the truce
expire without action virtually pre
cluded the possibility than any ap
| preciable amount of soft coal will
i be mined in the next few days
regardless of what happens at to
day's meeting with Mr. Krug. It was
considered a safe bet that the men
will resume their strike unless word
i to the contrary is received. Even
! if some agreement is reached today
: officials estimated several days will
be required to pass the word along
and get the pits operating.
Immediately after Mr. Krug re
ported the meetings with the union
had been fruitless, Admiral Moreell
I issued an appeal to the miners in
which he said the mines w'ould be
open tomorrow morning at the reg
ular time an£ that the Government
expects the workers to show up.
He said: "No prolongation of the
strike at this time can or wrill im
prove the contract which comes out
of the negotiations."
Lewis Unmoved.
Mr. Krug held his sessions with
the mine worker's officials both be
fore and after President Trumans
strike-control message to the joint
session of Congress. Before the last
meeting broke up, the negotiators
received the news that the House
had passed the drastic legislation
applying to strikes against the Gov
ernment.
If Mr. Lewis was moved by the
action at the Capitol, it was not
discemable. He left the night meet
ing with Mr. Krug in a cheery mood,
telling newsmen who inquiied as to
his next move: "I hate to use stereo
typed phrases, gentlemen, but you
will have to consult the Secretary,
I have nothing to say.”
The failure of the Government to
! bring the coaj strike to an end indi
cated that Mr. Lewis felt the “prin
ciples" of a new work contract sub
emitted by Mr. Krug were unac
i ceptable.
Mr. Krug had not expected that
j a contract for Government operation
! of the mines would be completed by
j this time, but he had hoped the
I union would accept • the principles
| on the various issues in dispute and
terminate the strike pending the
working out of contract details.
Offer Is Outlined.
Mr. Lewis, it was said, was offered
a health and welfare fund, the de
tails of which would be worked out
by the Social Security Board. It was
understood board experts believed
j the fund should be independently or
! jointly operated by union and man
agement and that it should be a
mutual fund—supported by the work
ers as well as mine operators. The
! union leader stuck to his demand for
la union-administered fund sup
(See COAL, Page A-7.)
Trio Tied Together by Rope
Braves Niagara to Get Body
By the Associated Press
NIAGARA FALLS. Ontario, May
25—Three men lashed themselves
together and braved the full force
of Niagara’s American falls yester
day to recover a man's body, wedged
between two giant rocks at the foot
of the cataract.
The men were William Hill, his
brother, Norman, and Roy Healey,
Canadian hockey player who has
1 an artificial leg.
| The brothers, joined by a rope,
| waded waist deep into the current
j and Mr. Healey, in a small boat,
acted as anchor man. After a
three-hour struggle, viewed by
thousands, the men dislodged the
body and took it to a landing.
The body was identified as that
of Walter D. Sinclair of Niagara
Falls, N. Y., who drowned Tuesday
In a plunge over the falls.
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A

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