OCR Interpretation

Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, May 26, 1947, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1947-05-26/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

_ ___ J
^!||w**lh*r Faraaaatl Quid* for Reader*
bunoy today, tugu aooui 10. Moniy cum , hp P*ft
tonight, low naar ft* Cloudy tomorrow with 1 Amuaamant* .,..A-U Obituary
mrnmiimmtmimm. K!T.i88
twgnttww tothy—High fjUjji H BBf*
tj.,?,*» .*£ yJrra? * i , IBS tt-43
" I'- “»»*"*- *•* *««■». SSi-W
Lot M«. Ywt M«a«a.TM»Xir_ *» ... *»»
Mth YEAR. X». 117,Ml Fhon. MA MOO._WASHINGTON, D. C- MOXI1AV, MAY W, 1947-THtRTY TWO PAPES. **♦_tt!.‘XlSrVZ.t'tLaj.Ta » CENTH
Anderson Urges
World Parley
On Grain Crisis
5 Million Tons Noodod
Abroad This Summer,
Food Council Told
•y Malcolm Lomborno, Jr.
The United States proposed to
the S4-nation International
Emergency Food Council today
that an international cereals
conference be held in Europe in
mid-July. Its objects would be
better distribution of food stocks
and to insure against “dissipa
tion of Indigenous food supplies
from the coming harvest.’’
The surprise proposal, made by
Secretary of Agriculture Anderson
at the fourth quarterly meeting of
the council, drew immediate support
from delegates of France and Egypt,
who proposed a formal resolution
to be acted on later in the day.
Mr, Anderson's proposal was con
sidered particularly significant in
the light of Gen. Mark Clarks
charge last night that Russia con
fiscated Australn cattle, food and
other resources above its own needs,
in direct violation of the Potsdam
agreement. There also have been
reports of mismanagement in food
collections from farmers in Japan.
"Better Management” Urged.
Mr. Anderson observed that “we
have to have better food manage
ment in some lands,” and noted that
the situation in occupied areas of
Germany and Japan was disturbing.”
“While I would be quite willing to
send grain to the United Kingdom,
I would hesitate very definitely to
send it to the British zone of Ger
many and have any confidence that
it would be stored,” Mr. Anderson'
told the delegates.
He warned the council not to be
misled by reports of the size of this j
country's big wheat crop this year.'
He said that theoretically the United j
States could send 500,000,000 bushels
of wheat abroad during the next
crop year, but added that the prac-:
tical limit may be no more than!
350.000,000 bushels, because of trans
portation limitations.
o iuuiion ions isewiea.
Earlier, D. A. Fitzgerald, secretary j
general of the council, estimated i
that the United States and Canada |
must ship 5,000,000 tons of grain |
(about 180,000,000 bushels) abroad1
between July and September, if i
widespread hunger and possible j
rioting are to be avoided in the j
European countries. _
“Hundred of millions are suffering j
through the worst phases of the!
second postwar year of shortages in
basic foods,” Mr. FitzGerald told the |
Council. “The world’s stocks of food \
are at the lowest ebb.”
In perhaps 12 countries, notably
Czechoslovakia, Sweden and Den
mark, the situation is so precarious
that a delay of harvest of so much
as a week beyond the date now j
anticipated could be the deciding
factor on whether rationing and |
distribution systems break down, he j
5,000,000 Tons Maximum.
Mr. FitzGerald said the 5,000,000!
tons, w'hich is about 180,000,000 bush- j
els, were the maximum that can be
expected from the United States and
Canada in view of the small carry
over of cereals in this country on
June 30. Most of the grain W'ould
have to come from the new crop,
which in the case of wheat will not
start moving until the end of June.
He estimated Argentina should
export 2.000.000 tons, which would
be substantially more than that
country has been supplying, Argen-1
tins, however, is not a member of I
the council and would not be bound j
to any allocation recommendations
worked out by the council.
The. secretary-general, noting tha t
the Council is nearly a year old, de
clared that recovery in food supplies i
that we expected a year ago has not;
(See FOOD, Page A-4.) ,,
Bill to Elect Governor
Of Puerto Rico Approved i
By th« Asiociotwl Pre«i
The House Public Lands Com
mittee today" approved legislation!]
which would permit the people of:,
Puerto Rico to elect their Governors.! ]
The Governor now is appointed by!,
the President. j (
The bill would authorize the elect-!,
ed Governor to appoint the heads!
of all executive departments and:]
agencies of the insular government, I;
but the insular auditor would con- i!
tinue as a presidential appointee.
The elected Governor also would j
be empowered to appoint justices
of the Puerto Rican Supreme Court |
unless the insular legislature au- j
thorized their popular election.
Allies Will Divide
Jap Destroyers
By Flip of Coin
By tS» Assotiotwi Press
TOKYO, May 26.—Pour wartime
allies soon will draw lots for what's ,
left of the former Japanese navy.
The United States, United King-1
dom, Soviet Russia and China will
take the vessels in accordance with!
an allied agreement covering Jap- j
anese combat ships of destroyer j
tonnage or less. Ships of larger -
tonnage are being destroyed.
Involved in the first drawing, for!
which Gen. MacArthur will set the
date, are four groups of ships, each*
comprised of six destroyers and 17 j
destroyer escorts. The vessels will
be delivered by Japanese crews to1'
Far Eastern ports to be named bv
the claiming nation.
Other vessels covered by the agree
ment still are being used for occu
pation purposes. Included are mine
sweepers and patrol and landing
The claimant nations have shown
considerable interest in the vessels,
two of which are on display on the
Tokyo waterfront. The Russians
were reported to be sending a rear
admiral and a six- man staff here
iy the drawing. i;
Army Takes Over Government
Of Nicaragua; News Cut Off
Travelers Reaching Guatemala Report
No Opposition to Managua Coup
•y Mm f'm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua. May
M.—The army took over the gov
ernment today,
(No details were immediately
forthcoming from Managua, but
travelers reaching Guatemala
aaid tha National Guard had
taken over the government with
out opposition and that Managua
was quiet. Communications com
panies posted notices in Guate
mala that messages to Nicaragua
were subject to delay. Plane
service to Managua was normal,
however. Pan American Airways
< Managua could not be reached
by telephone because of censor
ship, the New York Telephone
Co. said.)
Dr. Leonard Arguello was elected
last February’ and Installed as Nic
araguan President May 1 to succeed
Oen Anaatasto Somosa. who had
been chief of atate for 10 years.
Oen. Somosa had announced in Jan
uary that he would not be a candi
date. He favored Dr. Arguello's
i election.
The February voting was con
ducted under the supervision of Na
tional Guardsmen. Several voters
said they were wounded by guards
men, but no major outbreaks of
violence were reported. Few voters
tried to keep their ballots secret,
since they marked them under the
guardsmen’s scrutiny.
Dr. Enoc Aguando Farfan, de
feated by Dr. Arguello, charged
there was widespread fraud but Gen.
Samoza said a comparatively heavy
vote announced for the opposition
(See NICARAGUA, Page A-5.)
Foremen's Union Tells
Members to Walk Out
At Ford Power Plants
Union President Soys
Step Makes Maintenance
Of Production Difficult
By the Associated Press
DETROIT, May 26.—The Fore
men’s Association of America
(independent) today ordered
withdrawal of supervisory em
ployes from the power units of
three Ford Motor Co. plants
where a strike has been in prog
ress for six days.
President Robert H. Keys of the
union said he had notified the com
pany that an estimated 18 foremen
will be called out of the power
plants at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
He added that maintenance 'of
normal production would be in
creasingly difficult with the power
houses unmanned by foremen.
The company offered no Imme
diate comment.
The power house foremen had re
mained at their jobs with union per
mission since the strike began
May 21.
Ford Issues Appeal.
Meanwhile, Henry Ford II, presi
dent of the company, appealed to
the 3,800 striking foremen for “bet
ter understanding" in a letter telling
“what I think” about the situation
“in which we now find ourselves.”
The statement, issued as an open
letter, declared Mr. Ford felt the
strike was not justified by circum
stances. However, he added:
"We agree there is much to be
done in clarifying the status of our
foremen—particularly in the direc
tion of making them a more effec
tive part of management.”
There was no immediate reply
from officers of the union, which
called the strike last Wednesday in
i dispute over contract differences.
Cites Waiting Public.
Mr. Ford said that with a million
and a half customers waiting for
:ars, the company was obligated to
the public and Its 127,000 employes
to maintain production schedules
despite the walkout, “even though;
It will be difficult without your
The company has reported sched
iles have been maintained since the
strike started except on the Mer
;ury, production of which was
stopped because of a parts shortage
due to a strike at Murray Corp. of
Murray workers were called back
:o work today, however, and the
Mercury line was expected to re
sume operations early this week.
'Political Pressure'
For Stiff Labor Bill
Charged by Hartley
Chairman Says House
Must Yield to Senate,
Drop Bargaining Ban
By the Associated Press
Chairman Hartley of the House
Labor Committee said today he
is being subjected to “political
pressures” from people who
want him to hold out for a
“harsh” labor bill.
But Mr. Hartley said he will keep
working for a bill that can be
written into law regardless of a
possible presidential veto. And that
means—in his opinion—that the
House must yield to the Senate and
abandon such provisions as a ban
on industry-wide bargaining.
He said, however, that too much
emphasis has been laid on what
the House is conceding now, and
not enough on what he contended
the House won earlier by “forcing”
the Senate to pass a more far
reaching bill than expected.
Mr. Hartley is the top House
spokesman on the Senate - House
conference committee on the gen
eral labor bill. This group will meet
again tomorrow after a week-end
recess during which its legal staff
worked on the wording of suggested
compromise provisions.
Some Seek to Make Issue of Bill.
Taking note in an interview of
Democratic contentions that some
Republican leaders want President
Truman to veto the labor bill and
Congress to uphold the veto in
order to use this against Mr. Tru
man in the 1948 campaign, Mr.
Hartley asserted:
“Let me say this. Even now I am
being subjected to political pres
sures which I interpret as meaning
there are certain people who don’t
even care whether this bill is en
acted into law. They want to make
it an issue in the 1948 campaign.”
Mr. Hartley said he thinks this
would be ”bad politics” for the Re
Charges Attack From Both Sides.
The New Jersey lawmaker de
‘T %n catching it from all sides.
Union leaders say I am the No. 1
labor-baiter in the country. And
now many industrialists, who ought
;o coasider me their best friend, are
ittacking me for yielding on indus
try-wide bargaining and other issues.;
Then there are those policial pres
sures for a harsh bill."
"Entirely too much emphasis has
jeen laid on the differences between
he two bills, and on what the House
s conceding," Mr. Hartley said.
“What has been lost sight of is
hat the House has already obtained
ts concessions. We got more into
he House bill than anybody expect
ed. This forced the Senate’s hand
ind they passed a stronger bill than
Claims Victory in Omnibus BUI.
“Also the Senate people were in
dined to go about it piece-meal,
with several bills. From the begin
ling I have insisted that it be an
minibus bUl, and I have won out.”
Concerning the House ban on
ndustry-wide bargaining, Mr. Hart
ey made two points:
1. “If you keep it in, you're going
o have no bill.” He meant that
he Senate would uphold a presi
dential vet(* if the bill were that
iroad. It takes a two-thirds vote
n each House to override a veto.
2. “One real menace of industry
wide bargaining—strikes that en
ianger the public health or safety—
s handled in,both the House and
3enate bills and will be in the final
Both bills provide that such
strikes can be blocked by court in
[unctions obtained by the Govern
ment .
36 Relief Families Move
From New York Hotels
By tht Associated Press
NEW YORK. May 26.—All but
me of 37 relief families that had
>een housed in hotels at monthly i
■osts running up to more than $600
■ach had been moved to other quar
ers today as the State opened an
nvestigation of the city’s welfare
Welfare Commissioner Edward E.
lhatigan, who blames a shortage
>f housing, money and investigators
or the city's relief problem, said
he family of 11 left in hotel quar
ers had four children ill of chicken
k>x and mumps.
The State provides 80 per cent of
he cost of direct relief. The State
Hoard of Social Welfare appointed
i three-man committee to make the
Zairo Factory Blast Kills 5
CAIRO. May 26 j Police re
lorted today that five persons were
tilled and 10 seriously injured last!
light by an explosion which wrecked
i match factory near Cairo. Cause
>f the blast was uncertain.
3 Carolina Men Held in Safety
Of Penitentiaries After Attacks
Ey the Aitocioted Press Only last Wednesday, a jury in
RALEIGH, N. C„ May 26.- Greenville, S. C.. had acquitted 28
rhree young colored men are be- white men of murder charges for
ng held in penitentiaries in the the lynching of Willie Earle, 24,
Karolinas today on charges of coiored, who was taken at gunpoint
macks on white women. One ,rom a jail at piCkens where he
)f them outran almost certain
ieath at the hands of a white driver th * 1 * sUbb
ynch mob and then hid without In the predawn hours of last Fri
ood for 48 hours in a pine day morning, an armed, masked
hicket in Northeast North Caro- band of white men seized Godwin
ina before surrendering to the "Buddy” Bush, 24, from the North
srotective custody of Federal ampton County jail in Jackson
3ureau of Investigation agents, where he was being held on charges
Billie Simmons. 24. was locked in of attempting to criminally assault
Central Prison at Raleigh early this * young married white woman,
norning for safekeeping after his , The carrled to 006 ot
srrest in Clinton, 50 miles south- four waiting automobiles^ Bush
fast of Raleigh, on a charge of rape Sambfed. wrenched himself free, and;
n connection with an assault on a *nt0 protective darkness,
arhite woman. A mob member fired one shot and
This came only a few hours after m*s8®d- J „ .
Willie Pooler. 20. cnarged with as- ^ate yesterday after about 75 law;
vaulting an elderlv white woman at ^orcemcPf officers had spent two
Darlington. S..C., was rushed to the W, •*****>*? the woods for Bush-;
South Carolina penitentiary at Co- or PQQy* since no one was certain i
H|nbia for safekeeping. 1 (See MOB, Page A-4.1 v 1
Truman Pushes
Arms Program
Message Again Asks
Authority to Transfer
Military Equipment
By Garnett D. Horner
President Truman today asked
Congress for authority to trans
fer Army and Navy equipment to
Latin American countries and
Canada as part of a program to
standardize the military forces
of this hemisphere.
In a special message, the Presi
dent told the Senate and House that
developments during the last year
gives "still greater importance" to
this program than when he first
submitted it to Congress last year.
Mr. Truman sent to the Capitol
along with his message a draft of a
bill which he said is similar to that
which the House Foreign' AfTairs
Committee approved during the last
session of Congress but which died
without further action.
“I again ask the Congress to give
this bill favorable consideration and
enact it," he declared.
Standardization Sought.
The proposed legislation would
authorize “certain additional train
ing activities” in co-operation with
other American nations in addition
to transfer of military and naval
equipment to them “by sale or other
Mr. Truman said the aim of this
“general program of collaboration”
is to facilitate “the adoption of
similar technical standards.”
He said it is “highly desirable to
standardize military organization,
training methods and equipment as
has been recommended by the In
ter-American Defense Board” in
view of “new responsibilities” of the
American republics “for their mu
tual defense and for the mainte
nance of peace.”
U. S. Leadership Needed.
Mr. Truman added that a “special
responsibility for leadership rests
upon the United states in this mat
ter because of the preponderant
technical, economic and military
resources of this country.”
He said this Government will not
take part in any “indiscriminate or
unrestricted distribution of arma
ments,” declaring that it does not
want the proposed program to "raise
unnecessarily the quantitative level
of armament in the American re
me i'xesiaents message to Con
gress today followed disclosure last
week that Secretary of State Mar
shall, Secretary of War Patterson
and Secretary of the Navy Fdrrestal
had agreed that the proposed legis
lation should be pressed for action
in this session of Congress. Gen.
Marshall is expected to lead off testi
mony in support of the measure be
fore congressional committees con
sidering it.
Text of Truman Message.
The text of the presidential mes
sage follows:
‘‘To the Congress of the United
“I submit herewith for the con
sideration of the Congress a bill- to
be entitled ‘‘The ^iter-American
Military Co-operatia / Act” author
izing a program of rfi'jjtary collabor
ation with other American States
including the training, organization,
and equipment of the armed forces
of those countries.
‘‘I submitted a similar bill to the
Seventy-ninth Congress and rec
ommended at that time that the
Congress give the bill favorable con-!
sideration and enact it. The Com
mittee on Foreign Affairs of the
House of Representatives reported
the bill with amendments to the
Committee of Whole House as H. R.
6326. This present draft agrees with
H. R. 6326. World developments
during the year that has passed give!
still greater importance to this legis-1
lation, and I again ask the Congress
to give this bill favorable considera
tion and enact it.
As stated in my message to the
Seventy-ninth Congress, our Army
and Navy have maintained cordial
relations of collaboration with the
armed neighbor policy. Under au
thorization of the Congress, military
(See ARMS, Page A-4 )
Dr. Glenn A. Millikan Dies
Of Blow From Falling Rock
By th* Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Mav 26.—Dr.
Glenn A. Millikan of Vanderbilt
University died during the night at i
Spencer, Tenn., as the result of in
juries received yesterday when he:
was struck on the head by a falling i
rock. | |
Dr. George Meneely of the
medical school faculty at Vander
bilt, said today that he had been j
notified by telephone of Dr. Mil
likan's death. No other details were
available immediately. Dr. Millikan
was injured yesterday on a moun
tain-climbing trip in a rugged area
of Van Buren County.
Dr. Millikan was knocked uncon
scious and a rescue party was
formed to bring him out of a small,
almost inaccessible canyon.
Dr. Millikan, head of the uni-;
versity physiology department, was a
son of the Nobel prize winner. Dr.
Robert A. Millikan of California.
Six Crash Survivors
Sighted in Nicaragua
Sy Mi* Associated Press
26 —Morrison Army Airfield report
ed today that six survivors from the
15-man crew of a B-17 Flying Fort
ress that crashed into the dense
jungle of Alamicamba, Nicaragua,
had been sighted in the vicinity of
A radio message from Managua
said that of the 15 who were aboard
the aircraft when it caught fire and
crashed last Thursday, five had
walked out of the jungle, six had
been sighted and four were still
missing. Morrison field reported. De
tails were not immediately available.
/II< »' ■ II M Wli !■
House Unit Approves
U. S. Membership in
U. N. Ren gee Group
Saving of $56,500,000
Seen as IRO Absorbs
Functions of UNRRA
By the Associated Press
The House Foreign Affairs
Committee approved unani
mously today a bill to permit
American membership in the
International Refugee Organi
zation and figured this will save
the United States $56,500,000
next fiscal year.
THE IRO is a United Nations
Organization which will take over
the problem of war refugees and
displaced persons now being cared
for by occupying armies and the
expiring United Nations Jtelief and
Rehabilitation Administration.
A committee report, recommend
ing the bill to the House, quoted a
letter from Secretary of State Mar
shall saying Lewis Douglas, ambas
sador to Britain, will be the United
States representative at the first
sesion of the IRO general council.
Douglas Supported.
The report said "Mr. Douglas has
the wholehearted confidence of the
committee in this important assign
‘‘There Is ho question," it added,
"as to the lack of confidence of
Congress generally in the adminis
trative personnel of UNRRA.”
The committee said it is “earn
estly hopeful” a woman may be
named as one of two alternates to
represent America on the council
or on an IRO executive committee,
The Senate passed in March a
bill to authorize membership in
IRO. It authorized appropriations
of $75,000,0d0 for the year beginning
July 1. The House Committee, with
State Department approval, trimmed
this to $73,500,000, mostly to help
pay administrative and operating
Co-operation Stressed.
The State Department estimates
that the refugee and displaced per
sons program will cost this country
$130,000,000 this year, Including our
share of UNRRA expenses, a con
tribution to an inter-governmental
refugee committee, and $115,931,000
being spent by the Army.
"Our joining this United Nations
Organization,” the committee said,
"is an act of international co-opera
tion that will save money for the
United States, will carry out our
agreed share in the support, repara
tion, and resettlement of these vic
tims of war and its aftermath,
without change in our immigration
laws or policies, and will terminate
existing sole United States responsi
bilities for the DPs in the United
States occupied zones.” UNRRA
ends on June 30.
Expanding on its criticism of
UNRRA administrators, the commit
tee said:
"There is also no question but that
the only civilian personnel experi
enced in running DP camps are
former UNRRA employes.
U. S. Control Impossible.
"There is also no question but that
the charter and the administration
of an international organization
cannot be dictated or controlled by
an act of the United States Congress.
"We believe, however, from the as
surances we have received, and the
character of our representation in
the IRO, that the leadership and
direction of IRO will not contain any
UNRRA personnel, and that the only
UNRRA * people who will come into
IRO will be certain operating per
sonnel on the working level who
have proven their competence under
trying circumstances.”
The Rules Committee was sched
uled today to decide a priority num
ber for a Republican-sponsored
measure extending in modified form
the State Department’s foreign in
formation program, including its
"Voice of America*’ broadcasts to
Russia. % •
The Foreign Aff&p Committee
already has given its okay to the
measure sponsored by Representa
tive Mundt, Republican, of South
Dakota. It is designed to keep
alive—with closer congressional
scrutiny—the radio and some other
phases of the undertaking currently
due to expire June 30.
The House Appropriations Com
mittee turned down a $31,000,000
State Department request for full
extension of the program, contending
the war-bom device never had been
expressly authorized by law.
While Mr. Mundt's bill carries no
money authorization, a later approp
riation bill is expected to scale down
the state department estimate,
French General Strike
Doubted by Duclos
ly the Associated Press
PARIS, May 26.—Jacques Duclos,
Communist leader, said today that
French labor “will not be so stupid’’
as to go out on a general strike.
Observers attached great signifi
cance to the statement, since Com
munists dominate the 6,000,000
member Confederation Generate du
Travail <CGT), the French union
Meanwhile, struggles between the
government and gas and electrical
workers over the pay issue marked
time as France observed a holiday
for Whit-Monday, which left the
capital almost deserted.
Government officials posted requi
sition notices on gas and electric
plants to meet a threatened 24-hour
strike Wednesday.
- i
U. S. May Discharge
Only 20,000 Here
Under Budget Cuts
Officials Say Layoffs
Will Not Meet Earlier
Estimate for District
By Joseph Young
Despite sharp cuts in appro
priations for Government de
partments and agencies in 1948,
not more than 20,000 Federal
workers in Washington will have
lost their jobs when this Con
gress goes home about August 1,
Government officials predicted
Federal officials frankly admit
that the reductions in force here
are not as great as they expected.
Federal employes here have fared
better than those In other parts of
the country. It is estimated that
more than 100.000 employes
throughout the country will be
dropped as a result of the budget
It is possible, of course, that Con
gress will be a little rougher on the
appropriation bills yet to be re
ported this year—including the War
Department, and the independent
offices bills. But Federal officials
say that in any event they do not
think firings here will exceed 20,000
—If it will even be that high
New Hirings to Offset Some Cuts.
The 20,000 estimate does not in
clude the dismissals resulting from
the folding of war agencies. Fed
eral officials expect that the new
employes to be hired here to carry
out the President’s executive loyalty
order and the proposed new labor
bill, which sets up a Federal media
tion agency, will partly offset the
war agencies reductions.
Washington now has about 220,
000 Federal employes. Federal offi
cials estimate that the minimum
number of employes on August 1 will
be 200,000 and, they believe, the
number will be closer to 205,000.
Here are the numbers of employes
here that are expected to be dropped
Paraguay Loyalists Take
Rebel Port and Town
By the Associated Press
ASUNCION, Paraguay, May 26.—
The government of President Hig
inio Morinigo announced last night
that Loyalist troops had captured
the river port of Desaguadero and’
the town of Belencua from revolu
tionary forces and reported that the
insurgents were falling back along
the entire froDt. '
May Tells of Difficulty
In Collecting Funds
From Garssons
Testifies He Often Used
Own Money to Keep
Lumber Firm Going
By Robert K. Walsh
Former Representative Andrew \
J. May asserted in District Court'
today that he often became “sick!
and tired” of being embarrassed
by the slowness of the Garssons
in sending money for the Cum
berland Co. This frequent delay
forced him to advance money of
his own to keep the Kentucky
company running, he said.
Under cross-examination in his
war fraud conspiracy trial with
Henry and Murray Garsson, the 71
year-old former chairman of the
House Military Affairs Committee
admitted that he once used $1,000 of
Garsson money to make a campaign
contribution in Kentucky.
He explained this in the same
manner that he told last Friday of
having paid personal expenses out
of money sent by the Garssons for
the lumber company and deposited
either in May’s personal bank ac
count or the lumber account in
Kentucky. In every instance, May
insisted, he spent equivalent
amounts of his own money for the
lumber company so that he never
was indebted to the Garssons.
Kept After Freeman.
But he always had trouble getting
money from the Garssons, he testi
He explained that he kept as much
as $4,000 in currency in his Pres
tonsburg (Ky.i office vault and fre
quently dipped into this to prevent
his personal account or the lumber
company’s account from being over
Such overdrafts, he added, would
have “hurt my reputation among
my constituents.”
“I talked with Joe Freeman
(Washington agent for the Garssons)
time after time about getting money
from the Garssons for the lumber
company, because I was sick and
(See GARSSON, Page A-4.)
All Milwaukee Detectives
Hunt Attacker of Girl, 6
By th* Associated Brest
MILWAUKEE. May 26.—A 6
year-old girl, badly beaten, raped
ancl gagged, sent the city’s entire
detective force on"1 an intensive
manhunt last night for the perpe
trator of the crime, described by
Lt. Rudolph Glaser as fhe "most
brutal" he had encountered in his
years on the police force. ,
Lt. Glaser said the child, appar
ently lured into a garage by ah
Offer of candy, suffered a fractured
skull and was found on a cinder
pile in the blood-spattered building.
Pieces of candy were found nearby.
The girl was described as in criti
cal condition.
The dsiy detective force was called
out to aid the night staff in a close
search of the area and in board
ing streetcars to observe passengers
and question motormen albout any
suspicious persons seen in the
Lt. Glaser said he had received
a report that a person with blood
stained clothing had run from the
garage and boarded a streetcar.
Bachelor and Dog Companions
Found Dead in Locked Garage
A 58-year-old bachelor whose The door was forced open and Mr.
closest companions were dogs was Bieger’s body was found under the
found dead this morning on the car. The ignition was turned on,
floor of his locked garage at 4413 but the engine was not running.
Illinois avenue N.W., under the Mr. Bieger began working for the
exhaust pipe of his automobile. Interstate Commerce Commission in
Dead inside the automobile were a 1921, records showed. Originally he
collie and a German shepherd dog. came from St. Louis.
The man, William J. Bieger, was He and his mother lived in the
a desk chief in the traffic bureau at home until her death, according to
the Interstate Commerce Commis- police. They believed Mr. Beiger
sion. Police said that after the was despondent over her death,
death of his mother six years ago, Neighbors said Mr. Bieger was
he lived alone in his single home extremely fond of dogs. On occa-i
until two weeks ago when he rented sions he kept as many as six at his
the upper floor to Mr. and Mrs. home, it was said. He often picked
William Davis. up stray dogs and gave them a
Mr. Davis said he had not seen home. Every night it was his cus
Mr, Bieger since Saturday. This tom to walk his dogs in the neigh
morning he called police and when borhood.
they arrived the locked garage door, The body was removed to the
the cracks stuffed with rags, at- District Morgue to await a coroner’s
tracted their attention. A verdict a& to the cause of death.
Tax Cut Delay
Faces Test in
Senate Today
Republicans Predict
De f ea t of Geo rfe Movi
Despite Defections
•y t*w Ai>e<iai.4 PrM*
The $4,000,000,00(1 tax cut bill
reached its first mad block to
day with Republicans confident,
they can pass the measure this
A vote was set for 4 p.m. on a
Democratic motion to postpone
Senate consideration of the House -
passed legislation until June 10—
the date minority party members
contend a clearer picture of budget
cuts will be available.
Republican backers claimed ths
votes to beat the motion, even
though they might lose the support,
of two or three on their side.
Senator George. Democrat of Geor
gia, author of the deferment pro
posal, was less confident, but ha
expressed belief the Democrats,
with the possible exception of Sen
ator O'Daniel of Texas would back
him solidly.
Counting a few absentees among
the Democrats, they would need
four or five Republicans to put off
consideration until next month.
Taft Asks Quick Passage
Chairman Taft of the Senate
Republican committee, voiced a
radio appeal for speedy passage of
the measure last night.
“If the bill is not passed now,'*
the Ohio Senator said, "It will be
too late to put in the reduction on
July 1 because new tax withholding
tables have to be furnished to all
Senator Taft also disputed Demo
cratic reasoning behind the delay
“We know approximately as much
about it ahe budget picture) now
as we will three weeks from now,
and so do the Democrats,” he in
sisted. j >
Senator Taft said, “there is no Jf
danger whatever of not balancindr
the budget” next fiscal year «na
“there is every reason to expect
we can make another tax reduc
tion a year from this time.”
The Senate tax battle held ths
full spotlight at the Capitol.
Death Causes Delay.
The House had planned to open
debate today on an Agriculture
Department appropriation bill trim
med 32 per cent below White House
requests. But the death Saturday
of Representative Bradley, Repub
lican, of Michigan resulted in the
usual decision to adjourn for the
day after a perfunctory session.
Democrats, who have been blast
ing the Appropriations Committee
cut in farm outlays, won support
over the weekend from Senator
Aiken, Republican, of Vermont.
The New Englander, who fre
quently is at odds with his own
party, told a reporter he thinks a
20 per cent cut in administrative
expenses could be made without
touching off too much “political
“But if the action of the House
committee in scuttling some of
these Government programs stands,”
Senator Aiken declared, "it’s going
to blast the Republican party off
the map.”
Sees Loss of Farm Votes.
Senator Young, Republican, of
South Dakota, a member of the
Senate Appropriations Committee,
said he feels the Republicans al
ready have lost political ground in
the midwest because of sentiment
among many farmers that some
members of the party are attempting
to make agriculture bear the brunt
of economy moves.
The $569,141,000 agriculture ap
propriations bill is cut $235,427,000
below President Truman's estimates,
but some of the funds whacked off
by the committee, particularly those
for the school lunch program, are
expected to be restored.
Senators Aiken and Young served
notice that if the House fails to re
store these and some other cuts,
there will be Republican as well as
Democratic support in the Senate
for increases.
Senator George is expected to vote
for the pending tax bill even if his
motion to postpone is defeated. He
predicted the House will accept the
Senate version, making the cuts
effective July 1 instead of last Janu
ary l! v
Hope for Truman Approval
President Truman has opposed
tax reduction at this time, but some
Democrats are hopeful he will sigh
whatever bill Congress sends him.
Chairman Millikin of the Finance
Committee, in charge of the bill,
said once the Senate gets over the
hump of the deferment motion
(See TAXIS, Page A-4.)
Parishioners Hurl
Eggs at Pastor,
Police Escort
By th« Associated Press
DETROIT, May 26.—A Sunday
egg - throwing demonstration by
parishioners of St. Michaels (Car
patho-Russian) Church, with their
pastor as target, wound up in court
The barrage of eggs met three
uniformed policemen and the Rev.
Constantine Klumatyki as the quar
tet was mounting the steps of the
church yesterday.
Liberally splattered with egg along
with the pastor, the officers arrested
six men and 10 women on chargee
of disturbing the peace. They en
tered pleas of innocent before Re
corder’s Judge John J. Maher, who
released them under personal bonds
of $500 each.
They were directed to appear to
morrow for trial.
Police said the Incident developed
from demands of a faction in the
congaegation which sought to have
the pastor dismissed. Hie Rev. Mr.
Klumatyki had obtained a court
order to prevent the dissidents from
interfering with services, and the
officers had accompanied him to
church to carry out tMxofiet.

xml | txt