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Minnesota Centennial
To Hear Speech by
Truman on Thursday
President Truman will start a
busy speaking schedule Thursday
when he goes to St. Paul for the
Minnesota Centennial.
The Thursday night talk will
be followed by another from the
White House Saturday night when
the President takes part in a
round-up broadcast in behalf of
the senatorial candidacy of former
Gov. Herbert H. Lehman of New
York, who is seeking the seat now
held by Senator Dulles, Repub
lican.
On the following Friday the
President will speak at a luncheon
here at the Mayflower Hotel un
der the auspices of the National
Conference of Christians and
Jews. His speech, at 1 o’clock,
will launch plans for the Nation
wide observance of “Brotherhood
Week” to be held next February
19-26. The general chairman is
former Navy Secretary John L.
Sulivan and about 1,000 guest
from throughout the country are
expected.
While final details for the Pres
ident’s St. Paul speech have not
been completed, it is known he
will leave here on B. & O. at
2:30 p.m. Wednesday and arrive
in Minneapolis the following aft
ernoon at 2 o'clock. He will drive
to St. Paul.
The speech there will be in
Civic Auditorium and the day has
been set aside as "Truman day”
in Minnesota’s 100th observance of
Statehood.
While the affair is under bi
partisan auspices, White House
Secretary Charles G. Ross said to
day “that it doesn’t necessarily
follow that the President will
make a non-partisan speech.”
Mr. Ross said the President is
Planning no platform speeches on
the trip.
Stettinius
(Continued From First Page.)
Mrs. W. J. Wallace, were with
him when he died.
Mr. Stettinius came here about
a month ago from his brother-in
law's home at East Hampton. Long
Island, while the Trippes remained
there. He had observed his 49th
birthday on October 22.
His three sons, Edward R„ Wal
lace and Joseph, were immediately
notified of their father's death as
well as his other sister, Mrs. John
B. Marsh.
Book Due Out This Week.
"Roosevelt and the Russians.”
Mr. Stettinius's book describing
the Yalta Conference, is due for
publication on Thursday of this
week.
In public statements and ar
ticles over the last few years, the
former Secretary of State had
given some glimpses of history at
Yalta as he saw it.
On one occasion he said he
knew about the often criticized
secret agreement by which Rus
sia obtained possession of the
Kurile Island chain north of
Japan. But since the agreement1
involved future participation by
Russia in the war against Japan,:
Mr. Stettinius said, it could not
be made public at that time "with
out endangering the whole course
of the war in the Pacific.”
Mr. Stettinius defended the
present Security Council voting
formula which he said Franklin D.
Roosevelt had proposed. Refer
lng to this system, which permits
any of the "Big Five” to veto
sanctions but not to veto proce
dural questions like the presenta
tion of a complaint, he once wrote:
"This formula was a recogni
tion of one of the major facts of
international life in the world to
day—the fact that without agree
ment among the great powers,
lasting peace will be impossible.”
A rich man's son who went far
in business and Government by
his knack of getting big jobs done
quickly and by championing or
ganized labor—that was the suc
cess story of Edward Reilly
Stettinius, jr. •
A friend once said he was bom
with a silver spoon in his mouth
and changed it for a gold one by
his own efforts.
Disdaining a life of ease offered
by a wealthy background, his
personality, earnestness and hard
work enabled him to make friends
simultaneously among business
associates and union leaders, with
Republicans and “New Dealers” in
Washington.
And, bucking tradition even
harder, he won his spurs early.
At 37 he was chairman of the
board of the powerful United
States Steel Corp., at 40 he super
vised the stupendous potential
fund of 60-odd billions as ad
ministrator of lend-lease aid in
the Second World War; when
nearly 43 President Roosevelt
named him Undersecretary of
State—a surprise appointment.
Then the next year he was ad
vanced to Secretary of State to
become, at 44, the second young
est man to hold that position in
the Nation’s history. The only
other Secretary younger when
appointed was Edmund Ran
dolph, who served for a time un
der President Washington. Ran
dolph was 41 when he took office
in 1794. .
Mr. Stettinius succeeded the
veteran Cordell Hull, who re
signed after 12 years because of
ill health. He turned his atten
tion immediately to bringing
about an enduring peace after
World War n and appealed for
the support of all the people fti
this effort.
Seeks Enduring Peace.
“To build from the havoc of this
war a peace that will endure is a
task far beyond the strength and
wisdom of any one man or group
of men,” he said. “It will require
the active participation and sup
port of all the American people—
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and of all the other peace-loving
peoples of the world. In this task
we must not fail. To this task I
dedicate myself in the sure
knowledge that together we will
not fail.”
Soon after he took over as Sec
retary of State on December 1,
1944. Mr. Stettinius startled some
of the oldsters in the department
by holding an all-inclusive “get-,
acquainted” meeting. Renting
Constitution Hall, he invited every
department employe, down to the
youngest colored messenger, to a
get-together where he introduced
himself and his staff. In effect,
he said: “Were all one team
We've a lot of work to do. Let's
pull together.” This statement
projected to the department em
ployes the feeling Mr. Stettinius
wanted to convey—that he was
one of them, not just a remote
: button-pusher.
He promulgated a reorganiza
tion plan, providing for a staff of
! six assistant secretaries, that was
changed little until increased
postwar work of the department
made further reorganization nec
essary under Secretary .of State
Acheson in 1949.
Helped Organize U. N.
A confirmed internationalist.
Mr. Stettinius devoted most of his
unusual ene-gy as Secretary of
State to the organization of the
United Nations. As Undersecre
tary, he served as chairman of the
Dumbarton Oaks Conference in
Washington during the late sum
mer of 1944 tSit laid the ground
work for the p. U. organization. :
Soon aftt* he.UM advanced to
Secretary, Mr. Stettinius accom
panied the late President Roosevelt
to the Yalta Conference and went
on from there to an inter-Ameri
can conference in Mexico City that
set the stage for conclusion of the
Rio Inter-American defense treaty
after the war.
He headed the American dele
gation to the 1945 conference in
San Francisco that organized the I
United Nations, and served as
president of that conference.
AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT—St. Louis.—Vice President Barkley and Mrs. Carleton Hadley pose
with Mrs. Hadley’s daughter Jane, 14, after announcing plans for their marriage here No
vember 18._ —AP Wirephoto.
served on Security Council.
Immediately on conclusion of the
San Francisco meeting. Mr. Stet
tinius resigned as Secretary of
State on June 27. 1945, to be suc
ceeded by James F. Byrnes. He re
mained in Government service
another year, however. He helped
win Senate ratification of the U. N.
Charter, and then served as United
States representative to the U. N.
Preparatory Commission and later
on the Security Council. He re
signed the latter post on June 3
1946.
After his retirement Mr. Stettin
ius figured in the news principal
ly in connection with the Uni
versity of Virginia, his alma
mater. He was made rector and
chairman of the university’s gov
erning board in August, 1946. He
held these posts until March 16,
1949, when he resigned for per
sonal reasons after being in poor
health for some time.
Gave University 6100,000.
While rector of the university
Mr. Stettinius made it a gift of
cash and securities valued at more
than $100,000 to create the Stet
tinius Fund, Inc. This is a philan
thropic foundation with broad
powers.
Mr. Stettinius spent much of
his time in his latter years on
his farm in Culpeper County, Va.
He liked to tell friends that his
600-acre farm, raising cattle and
a variety of crops, was operated
on a business basis and paid its
way.
Before he was made Undersec
retary of State in October, 1943,
as successor to the brilliant diplo
matic career man, Sumner Welles,
who had resigned, his public ca
reer had been marked by his two
years in the lend-lease agency,
a job he took over at the request
of Harry L. Hopkins, the Presi
dent’s right-hand man.
In 1939. he had been chairman
of the short-lived War Resources
Board; also chairman of what
eventually became the War Pro
duction Board. In these positions
he was blamed by some politi
cians for failure to convert indus
try to war. Some “New Dealers”
said he was too "big-business
minded.”
At Helm For Lend-Lease.
But he had his supporters and
the President ignored the charges.
Mr. Hopkins, who meanwhile took
on other important jobs, per
suaded the young, prematurely
white-haired Mr. Stettinius to
administer the huge lend-lease
program.
Soon he was in the thick of a
heated congressional fight which
threatened a possible check to
lend-lease expenditures. By his
tact, good-will and a sense of
humor, he was almost solely re
sponsible for getting an extension
of the life of lend-lease in April,
1943, and later $6,000,000,000 more
for Allied aid in the same year.
Except that he worked on a
much larger scale, he did, in
lend-lease, what his father did
for the allies in World War I. His
father, a St. Louis orphan, who
had made and lost a fortune in
wheat and then attracted the at
tention of the banking firm of
J. P. Morgan by his success as a
match manufacturer, was made
purchasing agent for the Allies
by the New York bankers in
1915.
Born at Chicago. October 22,
1900, he was educated at Prom
fret School in Connecticut and
the University of Virginia. His
father had married a Virginia
girl, Judith Carrington, and this
was one reason why he sent his
son to college there.
At college he wras confronted
with a double handicap—a fa
mous father and an older brother,
William, who had made a con
spicuous record at the school.
William was known as “Big Stet”
while Edward was called “Little
Stet.”
“Little Stet,” however, made a
name for himself, but in an un
usual way. He became interested
in finding jobs for worthy stu
dents. He started a job placement
bureau that attracted the atten
tion of John L. Pratt, then vice
president of General Motors.
Mr. Pratt in”ited him to study
that corporation’s employment
setup and he started out by taking
a humble job paying only 44 cents
an hour.
In three years he was Mr.
Pratt’s assistant.
Barkley
(Continued From First Page.)
minutes while the Veep, as he
likes to be called, put through a
phone call to President Truman
at Washington. The President
seemed "pleased and happy” at
the news, Mr. Barkley reported.
The former Senator then turned
to those present and said chival
rously: “The Vice President yields
—shall we say—to the Senator
from Missouri.”
Mrs. Hadley, with eyes spark
ling, said simply: "The Vice Pres
ident and I are going to be mar
ried on the' 18th of November.
The plans will be announced
later.”
Friends then rushed up to con
gratulate the couple, while pho
tographers’ bulbs flashed.
“I certainly deserve to be con
gratulated,” Mr. Barkley com
mented. “I regard myself as
greatly honored by the announce
ment Mrs. Hadley has just made.”
People Pulled for Him.
Mr. Barkley had said all along
since he met Mrs. Hadley that
he never had had so many people
pulling for him. He said at vari
ous times he would "make the
grade” but that he enjoyed such
widespread support. The Vice
President has been dropping in at
St. Louis at practically every op
portunity since Mrs. Hadley turned
up in Washington last July and
was introduced to him. Their
latest "date” was Saturday night
when they attended a concert by
Miss Margaret Truman and the
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Mrs. Hadley’s daughter Jane
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came into the living room after j
the announcement was made and;
posed for pictures. Mr. Barkley, j
throwing his arms around her,!
said: “You might as well get:
used to this.” Then, as he placed
himself between her and Mrs.
Hadley, he said: “If I don't look
happy, between these two, I ought
to.”
About 40 persons, who had
gathered on the lawn outside,
were admitted to the apartment
to congratulate the couple, who!
seemed as shy and gay as a couple
of youngsters who had just told
their folks there was going to be a
wedding.
Shopping for Ring.
The Vice President said he:
would remain in St. Louis until
tomorrow when he will leave for
Pennsylvania to keep a speaking
engagement.
He and his bride-to-be planned
to go shopping for a wedding ring
today.
Mr. Barkley and Mrs. Hadley
met last July 8 while she was visit- j
ing Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Clifford1
in Washington. Mr. Clifford is a I
presidential aide. The two were
introduced during a cruise down
the Potomac.
After that Mr. Barkley was a
frequent visitor to St. Louis,
usually making the trip by s$ir. He
parried reporters’ questions on the!
budding romance with evasive butj
polite answers. And all the while1
the dark-haired Mrs. Hadley smil
ingly refused to comment.
Mrs. Hadley’s husband, who
died in 1945 at the age of 42, was,
general counsel for the Wabash
Railroad Co. She has two daugh
ters, Jane, 14. and Anne, 17, who
is a student at Sophie Newcomb
College, New Orleans.
Mother Is Pianist.
She is a native of Keytesville,
Mo. Her maiden name was Jane
Rucker. Her mother. Mrs. Estle
Rucker, is a professional pianist.
Her father, Roy Rucker, an attor
ney, is now ill in a Kansas City
hospital. Mrs. Hadley attended!
Washington University in St. Louis1
and married Mr. Hadlty in 1931
She is now employed in a secre-!
tarial capacity at the Wabash
headquarters here.
Mr. Barkley is a widower. His;
wife, whom he married in 1903.1
died in 1947 in Washington. There
were three children, David M.j
Barkley, Mrs. Max Truitt and Mrs.
Douglas MacArthur n, wife of a
nephew of the general.
Mr. Barkley is an attorney and
has been in politics since 1905. Hei
served in Congress as Representa
tive and Senator from Kentucky
for 36 years before being elected
Vice President last fall.
The Nation's No. 2 Democrat
crossed party lines in his selection |
of a bride because Mrs. Hadley is
—or was—known as a Republican.
In 1940 she worked at Wendell
Willkie’s campaign headquarters
here.
Friends say she was rather
staunch in her support of the Re
publican presidential nominee.
They relate that she queried her
milkman as to his political lean
ings. He finally admitted he was
for Mr. Roosevelt.
The next morning, so the story
goes, the milkman found a note
from Mrs. Hadley in a milk bottle
on the back porch. It read:
“No Willkie, no Milkie.” I
Students Leave Gifts
On Halloween Visits
By the Associated Press
CUMBERLAND, Md.f Oct. 31.—
A group of students reversed the
usual Halloween procedure.
Instead of banging on doors
and issuing the traditional "trick
or treat” threat, they left neatly
wrapped gifts on the porches of
a number of homes.
The Barton High School stu
dents said they merely were try
ing to make a better Halloween
for every one.
Liberals in Colombia
May Appeal to U. N.
On Election Violence
ky th« Associated Press
BOGOTA, Colombia, Oct. 31.—
Plans were being formulated to
day to bring the question of
mounting political violence in Co
lombia before a United Nations
agency.
Disorders have swept the coun
try with the approach of the
presidential election on November
27. Both the Liberals and Con
servatives have accused each
other of resorting to violence and
bloodshed.
Liberal Party chieftains said
yesterday they would submit a
complaint to the U. N. Commis
sion on the Rights of Man. They
accused the Conservatives of un
leashing a wave of disorders
which they claimed had deprived
the majority of Colombia’s citi
zens from exercising their funda
mental rights. A similar com
plaint also may be addressed to
the Organization of American
States at Washington.
The Liberals are threatening to
abstain from voting in the forth
coming election. They cite their
reports of frequent clashes as
proof that the government of
President Mariano Ospina Perez,
a Conservative, cannot guarantee
a free election.
Unconfirmed dispatches carried
by the Liberal press yesterday
reported that more than 100 per
sons were killed in an attack by
Conservatives in the department
of Santander Norte. One paper,
El Tiempo, said three outlying
sections of the town of Salazar
“were completely destroyed by
Conservative attackers.”
Dario Echandia has the Lib
eral Party nomination for the
presidency. The Conservative can
didate is Laureano Gomez.
U. 5. and Britain Press
For Action on Balkans
LAKE SUCCESS. Oct, 31 UP).—
Britain and the United States
pressed for quick action today to
protect United Nations observers
in the troubled Balkans.
The issue assumed urgency in
the eyes of the Western powers
because of reports that observers
for the U. N. Special Committee
on the Balkans had been fired on
from Albania as recently as Octo
ber 25.
The British have introduced a
resolution which notes those re
ports and calls on Albania to make
certain there are no further such
incidents.
Interrupting general debate on
threats to peace in the Balkans,
Britain’s Hector McNeil last Sat
urday asked for immediate con
sideration of the resolution. He
was backed by Benjamin V. Cohen
of the United States.
Both bowed to Russian insistence
on a postponement when Soviet
spokesmen insisted they had not
had sufficient time to study the
British proposal.
The Russians are expected to
attempt to stall action again—this
time contending that all proposals
on the Balkans should be taken up
at the same time—at the end of
general debate.
Fact-Finding
(Continued From First Page.)
nailed down until completion of
such a study.
The board suggested that the
companies contribute 10 cents an
hour per worker for pensions and
insurance, of which 6 cents would
be earmarked for pensions. It
also suggested that the programs
should be "non-contributory.’’
meaning that the employers should
bear the whole costs.
However, Dr. Daugherty said
in his interview that matters such
as who should pay and how much
for the pensions should be worked
out in collective bargaining be
tween the union and employers.
He pointed out that only after a
thorough actuarial study had
been made would the disputants
know with any accuracy just how
much would be needed for “ade
quate” pensions.
Insurance Studies Ready.
Studies on the cost of social
insurance already have been made
in the steel industry, so Dr.
Daugherty said there was no need
for further delay in putting such
a program into effect.
The industry agreed to make
the 10 cents per hour contribution
to the pension-insurance program,
but insisted that the workers
should contribute also to both
funds.
Dr. Daugherty said both sides
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Carl F. Jackson, 49, assistant
general manager of the American
Trucking Associations, Inc., died
unexpectedly of a heart attack
Saturday at his
home, 17 West
Woodbine
street, Chevy
Chase, Md.
Mr. Jackson
had been active
in the trucking
industry since
1930. He was
director of
ATA's traffic
department and
for eight years
he headed the
board that pub
lished the ATA Mr- -i»ck»on.
National Motor Freight Classifica
tion, the basis for computing truck
ing rates throughout the country.
Mr. Jackson was born in
Strongville, Ohio, and attended
Western Reserve University, leav
ing for active Army duty in World
War I. He engaged in banking
and was connected with the Fire
stone Tire <Ss Rubber Co. for a
number of years before he became
part owner of a trucking company
in 1930. He joined the trucking
association in 1934 and was ac
tive in contact work with NRA
authorities and in the compila
tion of the first National Motor
Freight Classification.
Mr. Jackson was a member of
Almas Temple, the Traffic Club of
Washington, the Army Transporta
tion Association, the Association
of Interstate Commerce Commis
sion Practitioners and the Colum
bia Country Club.
Surviving are his widow, Mil
dred Moore Jackson, and two
daughters, Mrs. Patricia Joy Lan
zillotti of Berkeley, Calif., and
Mrs. Carol M. Maudlin, 2110
Thirty-eighth street S.E.
Funeral services will be held at
2 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Myer
Chapel. Burial will be in Arling
ton Cemetery.
Paul Fiene, Sculptor,
Dies in New York
By the Associated Press
WOODSTOCK. N. Y„ Oct. 31.—
Paul Fiene. 50-year-old sculptor
whose works have been exhibited
in many American museums, died
at his home here yesterday.
He was a native of Elberfeld,
Germany, and came here in 1920.
His exhibits included those at the
New York Worlds Fair, the Met
ropolitan Museum of Art and the
Whitney Museum in New York.
He is survived by his widow,
Rosella Hartman Fiene, twice
winner of Guggenheim awards for
her paintings, and a son, Ernest,
a painter, of New York.
Hall Johnson Choir
The Hall Johnson Chair, radio,
screen and stage group, will pre
sent a concert sponsored by the
Miles Memorial C. M. E. Church
at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the
church.
should agree now to the making
of the joint pension study, with
no advance commitments made
be either side as to details.
“Guide Posts’' Needed.
If the study shows that ade
quate pensions cannot be obtain
ed for 6 cents per hour, he said
the two parties might be able to
agree to worker contributions as
well as to some increase in com
pany payments.
The fact-finder referred to
board suggestions as to amount
of contribution and method of
supplying the funds as “guide
posts’’ to the parties in working
out the details in bargaining.
There have been requests from
smaller steel companies that thej
fact-finding board be reconvened
to clarify its findings and rec
ommendations. Dr. Daugherty
said that should be done only
if both sides request it.
However, President Truman
has declared that the board has
completed its work and that. It
will not be reconvened.
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