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Offer of Cabinet Post
To Wheeler Within
Few Months Predicted
By Phelps Adams
North American Newtpaper Alliance
Former Senator Burton K.
Wheeler of Montana was reported
today to have patched up his dif
ferences with the national admin
istration and to be heading for an
important post in President Tru
man's official family.
At least one among Mr. Wheeler’s
friends in the Senate Insisted today
that the Montana Democrat would
be offered a cabinet post within the
coming months.
Mr. Wheeler came to the Senate
as a progressive Democrat in 1923,
and was a candidate for the vice
presidency on the Progressive Par
ty's ticket, headed by Senator Robert
La Follette in 1924. At the outset
of his fourth Senate term, he split
with President Roosevelt and the
New Deal orf the Supreme Court
packing Issue, and thus was em
broiled In one of the bitterest feuds
which the Capital has seen In recent
years.
Defeated In Primaries.
Last ypar he was defeated in the
primaries when he sought the Dem
jocratlc nomination for a fifth term.
! Mr. Wheeler returned to the pri
vate practice of law here and early
this year was persuaded to accept
a post as counsel to the Senate War
Investigating Committee.
Because the salary which the com
mittee was able to pay was small,
Congress passed and sent to the
White House a bill which would
have permitted the former Senator
to continue the private practice of
law while serving as committee
counsel. This President Truman
vetoed.
Senatorial sources report that the
President was deeply disturbed by
[Mr. Wheeler's action In accepting
the committee post tendered to him
by the Republican leadership, pre
paring to begin an investigation of
alleged scandals in connection with
the purchase of oil for the Navy.
The President, in a long conference
with Mr. Wheeler, is reliably re
ported to have told the Montanan
that a promising future awaited
him within the Democratic party,
and that he should not desert it.
Remained With Committee.
Despite this appeal, Mr. Wheeler
remained with the committee for
some weeks after his Interview with
the President ,an danother bill au
thorizing committee counsel to con
tinue to pursue the private practice
of law was sent to the President.
While this bill was before the Presi
dent, committee members were
startled by a report that Attorney
General Clark would resign this
month, and that the President would
appoint Mr. Wheeler to succeed him.
Within two hours after this re
port reached the committee, Chair
man Brewster received Mr. Wheel
ler’s resignation as committee coun
sel and within a few hours after
'the news of the resignation had
f
Stop-Dewey Campaign Spurred
By Governor's Western Trip
By lh« A«»ociat»d Pr«»
Gov. Thomas E. Dewey’s scheduled
invasion of the West stirred fresh
speculation in Washington today of
a possible stop-Dewey drive among
other prospective candidates for the
1948 Republican presidential nom
ination.
The New York Governor’s July
junket to scenic points beyond the
Mississippi is regarded by Repub
licans here as more of a vote-seeking
trip than the sight-seeing tour it has;
been labeled in Albany dispatches.
While Gov. Dewey has said he is j
taking his family along and making j
no speeches, his friends haven’t i
tried to deny that he plans to meet;
about as many Republican leaders
as want to see him.
He will make a stop in Salt Lake
| City for tt>e annual Governor’s Con
ference, which sometimes has pro
vided a sounding board for Gov.
j Dewey in the past.
All of which has started talk
| among friends of some other Re
publican aspirants about ganging
up against the New Yorker in the
party's Philadelphia convention, a
little more than a year away.
But one GOP Senator -who is cer
tain to carry his State’s favorite-;
son indorsement into that conven- j
tion, said he thinks the stop-Dewey |
urge among other possible candi
dates will never jell into even an |
underground agreement among!
it hem.
Instead, this Senator said he ex- i
! pects that opponents will put their |
faith in favorite sons and thej
strength of more widely supported;
candidates, each hoping for a stale- j
mate that will give him a chance
for the nomination.
As an indication of the trend, an'
influential supporter of former Gov.
I _______________
been made public the President
! signed the bill. The chronological;
sequence of these events was so sig- j
jnificant that it lent considerable!
j credence to the reports. |
Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota said
he hopes the delegate strength of
Senator Taft of Ohio measures up
to expectations in certain sections of
the country, particularly in the
South.
The obvious inference is that
what is Senator Taft’s will not be
Gov. Dewey's.
Similarly, some Taft supporters
say they would like to see Mr.
Stassen—or anybody else, for that
matter—block Gov. Dewey out in
States where they think the Ohio
Senator has little support at pres
ent.
Mr. Stassen, the only announced
candidate, has been eyeing South
ern delegates. But his recent trip
to Texas has been regarded as a
bid for secondary support in an
area where Senator Taft has been
the favorite in the past.
Mr. Stassen already has framed
a direct challenge to Gov. Dewey
in Wisconsin, where Wendell Willkie
[met his political Waterloo in 1944.
That year Gov. Dewey played coy,
but took the majority of the dele
gate crop anyway.
The New York Governor’s home
State of Michigan may be a holdout
from the Dewey column because of
[the uncertainty about the possible
candidacy of Senator Vandenberg.
Senator Vandenberg. who appar
ently has as much—if not more—
! popular appeal as any Republican
; today, remains available, but has
! made no discernible effort to get
; any delegates. He told the Michigan
Republican convention, in effect,
inot to indorse him.
! But Michigan Republicans are
expected to hold themselves in
readiness.
_
He Broke Back Into Jail
j Edward C. Long got to like Stew
art Creek Jail, Australia, during his;
; 12-month stay there. Not long after '■
his release he scaled the wall back
■into jail, taking packages of delica-1
cies to share with other prisoners.!
! Now he has gone back, via the main j
! gate, for nine months more, Sydney j
: reports. 1
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Uruguay Studying Bill
Against Heart Breakers
ly th* A»eciat*d Pr»i
MONTEVIDEO —It's getting so a
man can't even tell a girl he loves
her Unless he can prove it.
The Uruguayan Chamber of Depu
ties has received a bill providing
heavy penalties for fooling a woman
“either by telling a lie or by any
scheme for causing her to fix her
attention on the man courting her.”
The bill applies to “any relations,
social or amorous” 8nd sets up fines
from $25 to $5,000. If the Don
Juan is married, the fines are
doubled.
Oil to Brighten Homes
Nanking has news which will help
to brighten homes all over the
world: China is stepping up produc
tion of tung oil. Before the war
China supplied almost all the world
with this oil, an important ingredi
ent of paint and varnish. Tung
tree planters are now getting loans
and expert advice.
Belfast. Northern Ireland, yards
built 14 ships in 1946.
Marshall Demands Action |
To Continue World Shipping
•y tho Associated Pros*
Secretary of State Marshall yes
terday urged the House Merchant j
.Marine Committee to continue the
! Maritime Commission's authority to'
! charter and operate, ships in order j
! to “meet urgent world needs.” I
The Secretary said tankers are!
needed to prevent a “world-wide i
(petroleum shortage." adding that j
! there is a fuel famine in'Europe.:
Dry cargo vessels are needed tq
carry coal and grain to Europe, hi
said, and passenger ships are needed
for such things as reparation of
American citizens until “adequate
commercial facilities become avail*
able.
Undersecretary of State Clayton,
in charge of economic affairs, said
that "under no circumstance*”
should grain deliveries to Europe
be interrupted.
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