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Mostly cloudy today and
Sunday with occasional snow
in mountain areas, rain in
southern areas. High both days
20-30. Low 10-20.
Vol. I. No.lo
Dennis Trojan. 9. lace burned and hair singed. carries his
sister. Karen. 14-months-old. and his brothers. Richard (leit).
(our. and Peter. live. (allow as he shows how he took them to
a saie spot in kitchen oi the iamily's Chicago, 111.. home when
Christmas tree burst into flames. Karen was playing near the
tree when tire started. Father at work and mother was doing
wash in apartment house basement. (AP Wirephoto)
Adiufam‘ General 2
Changes Door Locks
CAMP MURRAY, Wash, Jan.‘
6 (AP)— Brig. Gen. Lilburnl
Stevens, State Adjutant Gener
al. said today that locks in the
National Guard headquarters
Admits Lie
DETROIT, Jan. 5 (Um—The
middle-aged wafghman wlho dis;
covered a atßnVNs'to ow u
headquangm or t e CK? Unite:
Auto Workers admitted tonight
that his story of being kidnapped
eafly today was a hoax, poltce
.a do ‘
George Thomas, veteran UAW
employe, said he attempted sui
cide because “people thought I
put the bomb against the build
inigé” inspector Joseph V. Krug
sa .
Krug said the soft-spoken
bachelor. questioned almost con
tinuously for eight hours, “will
most certainly be questioned
about the bombing itself and the
Reuther shootings.”
Faced with discrepancies in
his account of the “abduction,"
Thomas 58, said he attempted
unsuccessfully to throttle him
self by binding lengths of
clothesline abput his neck and
then tying them to his hands
and feet.
Sex Crime
Bill Offered
- Rep. Frank L. Chelf, D., Ky.,
today proposed a law, similar
to the Lindbergh Kidnapping
Act, to halt the depredations of
sex criminals on children.
He introduced a bill which
would permit penalties up to
the death sentence if the child
victim of a sex maniac died.
He said it was aimed at help
ing fight a series of such crimes
throughout the nation.
The bill would allow the fed
eral government to step in if
anyone fled across state lines to
avoid arrest or to avoid testi
mony in sex crimes against min
ors. - i
If the fugitive was guilty of
a sex crime against a minor,
the penatly would be up to 20
years imprisonment for the first
offense and life imprisonment
for a second offense. ‘
ProSecufor In So-Called 'Mercy Slaying'
Case Swamped By LflwfiaAnd C 0"
MANCHESTER. N. 11., Jan 6 --
(UP) The state prosecutor was
swamped with letters of can'-
demnation and support today
as he began prepar'ng a mur
der case against Dr. Hermann N.
Sander. Manchester physician
accused of a mercy slaying.
“Letters are pouring in on me
IO fast and numerous I haven’t
time to read them," county sol
icitor William H. Craig said.‘
“Some are so bitter you might:
think that instead of being pro
secutors we're actually perse
cutors and murderers."
Craig said he had the feeling
that the whole world was look
ing over his shoulder. Many of
the writers Craig said were per
sons prominent in medical and
civic life.
They were about equally di
vided in opinion about Sander.
Some indicated they "abhorred"
so-called mercy deaths but be
lieved in the{ case of the doctor
“we should emper justice with
building here have been chang
ed and extra ones added as
“a security measure.”
He said all personnel had
been ordered to turn in their
keys to filing cabinets and doors.
Stevens said “There have been
cases or thirty: _,disappearing
-lately." >
An employe said the new sys
tem requires office workers to
get fiys from the General to
get, t , ,'-: -: binets. .
.7 Stevergs-‘wdm‘ggve been
Finstalled this week, the]: i -
? e ots e ea '-
figé into thgé'fifim “said
some of the locks had not been
Lchanged since the building was
completed in 1928, and “keys
now 'are in the hands of un
authorized personnel not now
in the National Guard."
General Steven's said an in.-
ventory shortly after he assum
ed command of the disputed ot
fice last July disclosed three type
writers ‘and $835 worth of sleep
ing bags were missing.
Some locks, he said, were
changed at that time.
The Adjutant General's office
has been a center of controver
sy since Governor Langlie order
ed Brig. Gen. Ensley Llewellyn
out of it last summer and nam
ed Stevens to succeed him.
Llewellyn recently obtained a
Thurston county superior court
order to restore him to it.
Llewellyn said today, after
being advised of Steven’s re
marks, that the National Guard
never had had any sleeping
bags. to his knowledge. He said
the records would show three
typewriters requistioned to
authorized personnel. for night
work at home for the National
Hard Keepsake
FORT LEWIS, Wash, Jan. 6.
(UH—The rock of the Marne in
fanéry regiment finally has its
me . 7 7 _
A hug boulder, weighing one
ton, arrived here as a gift from
the citizens of Chateau Thierry,
France. The-38th regiment earn-‘
ed its nickname by halting .a
German drive at the Marne dur
ing World War I. .
The stone will be polished. in
scribed and mounted 'on a site
in the regimental area here.
Craig, who has promised to
prosecute Sander to the letter of
the law. said he was taking no
official notice of the deluge of
letters and was merely placing
them on file until the case is
That was expected to be a hard
assignment since the only evi
dence that Mr. Sander killed
Mrs. Abbie C. Borroto, 59, of
Manchester is in the woman’s
medical record and reports of
his conversations with law of
Craig admitted that the en
tire case hinged on one para
graph in the medical report
signed by Sander. It said:
“Dec. 4—Patient was given 10
CC of air intravenously repeat
ed four times and she expired
within 10 minutes after this was
started. Cause of death carcin
oma of the large bowel with
[metastasis to the liver . . . in
the Glouriwlflmlcl
IFmV 10' Replace Pontoon Bridge
Freezing ' ‘
Kills 49
CHICAGO. Jan. 6 (UP)
Nearly 4,000 persons were home
less in flooded river basins of
Illinois, Indiana and Missouri
today as fresh rains swelled
the raging streams.
At the same time, new flood
threats arose in Ohio, Kentucky,
Alabama and Mississippi.
A United Press survey shows
ed that a week of rains, sleet,
blizzards, floods and mid-win
ter cold had claimed at least
49 lives across the nation.
The fresh rains brought new
danger in Illinois and Indiana,
where dozens Of rivers and tri
butary streams were out of their
banks and flowing into homes
and ‘over thousands of ,acres of
farmland. .
Elsewhere in the nation,
freezing rains and ice storms
plagued wide areas of the mid
west and south, chilly weather
menaced California crops, New
York City groped in heavy fog
and Washington, D. C., basked
in a record 2 degrees tempera
The Red Cross reported more
than 500 families with an esti
mated 2.000 persons driven from
their homes in Indiana by three
days of raging floods, the worst
since 1943.
More than 1,100 persons
283 families were being shel-.
tered on higher ground in Illin
ois. The hardest hit place was
Villa Grove, where 100 families
were homeless. In addition, 700
persons 175 families were
refugees from high. water in
St. Louis county, Mo. 7 l
Meanwhile, the weather bureau
.at Mobile, A Ala, warnefiot Imm
pending 'flood‘s on the-" ombig-‘
bee River in Alabama and Misoj
sissippi. Heavy rains drove the
river up 20.1 feet in 24 hours. 1
OHIO arvsn msmc ~ 1
The rain-swollen .Ohio climbedl
at the rate of a half-foot an hour
at Cincinnati and the weather
bureau said the river might
reach flood level of 52 fee: this
weekend. ’
At Frankfurt, Ky., the Ken
tucky River surged toward flood
stage, rising a half-foot an hour, ‘
and also menaced the town' of ‘
Lockport. State highway trucks}
were standing by to help with
evacuations at Lockport. The
Cumberland, Green and Barren
Rivers in Kentucky were out of,
their banks in spots and water
covered numerous roads. 1
Three persons were dead in
the floods rampaging in Illinois,
Indiana and Missouri. ‘
Ice storms caused two deaths
in Arkansas and the state ex
pected lowland floods on the
Ouachita and Black Rivers.
Foreign Ship .
Rivalry Blamed
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 6. (UP)
The American merchant marine
is being slowly strangled by
cheap competition from foreign
ships, Capt. C. F. May, national
leader of the AFL Master, Mates
and Pilots union declared .here
May conferred with Seattle
members of the union. He said
“excessive" Panama canal tolls
and efforts to rebuild a Japanese
merchant fleet also contributed
to the decline of American ship:
May said the US. government
spends about $6,000,000 each year
training new merchant marine
officers. while thousands of un
ion officers are unemployed.
Kenniwick. um 9am. wan-993g 75¢qu Morning. Jan. 7. mo
Lucas Asks Truman
To Take Coal Acfion
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (lE—Senator Lucas of Illinois,
President Truman’s own leader in the senate, today ap
pealed to the White House for action to end what he
termed a serious coal crisis. ~
His action came after Republican congressmen com
plained that the administration was withholding action
while people were in danger of freezing. . ~
John L. Lewis, whose order for a three-day week in
the mines led to the coal shortages, meantime faced a
4 Newsnfién
EXpe-lled l
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia. Jam
6 —.(UP) Czechoslovakia ex-i
pelled four western correspond-1
ents today. 1
They were R. R. Buckingham,‘
29, United Press; Richard Kas-i
-ischke, 38, Associated Press;
Eric Bourne, 41, London Daily\
Graphic and Sunday Times and‘
Exchange Telegraph Agency;‘
and Miss Amber Bousoglou. 26,‘
French Press Agency. 1
Buckingham and Kasischke
were called to the foreign office
and told the accreditation as
correspondents in Czechoslova
kia could not be renewed be
cause they wrote dispatches
which did not present a “posi
tive" picture of life in Czecho-
Jap Reds
Face- Test-
TOKYO, Saturday, Jan. 7 -
(UP) - The Japanese cfmmung
ist party today faced ts first
major split with publication of
a cominform attack .on"Sanzo.
Nosaka, Japan's number two
Red,‘ charged with being a ser
vant of the “American Imper
iolist” occupation forces.
Allied and Japanese observ
ers believed the Soviet denun
ciation was» a “victory" in the
long smouldering inner party
fight for control betvteen Nosaka
and. party secretary General
Kyuichi Tokuda.
Although the Vitriolic Tokuda,
who was imprisoned for 18 years
before he was released py the
Allies, is the number one Jap
anese communist, Nosaka has
.a large following among the
Japanese intellectuals..
Suave, sleepy-eyed . Nosaka
fled Japan early in the 1930’s
when he was a professor at Keio
University. He went to Moscow
where he was the Japanese com
intern representative and spent
the years of World War II with
‘.the Chinese ’in Yenan. 7
He was repatriated to Japan
in early 1946 and his first pub
‘lic statement was “We. must
make the communist party loved
by the people." ~
Book Travels
Far And Back
It took quite awhile but the
bank book of Gene Edwards,
1306 East Lewis Street, Pasco,
finally returned home. '
Gene lost the book last Aug
ust. Thursday he got it back
in a letter from Mrs. Virgil
Nonamaker of Osborn, Kan.
Mrs. Nonamaker explained
she had found the book while
walking down a Pasco street
and had tried to return it once
but evidently had the wrong
address. Her second letter suc
anition.” -
The prosecution an defense
both refused to comm nt on a
published report that . Bor
roto's pulse could not the detec
ted for 15 minutes before Dr.
Sander allegedly injected air in
ito her deins, causing death by
1 an air embolism.
. Mrs. Borroto’s daughter Elise,
5 19, who was present in the hos
:pital room “could not say con
=ceming my mother's pulse . . .
! however, we knew she was dy
: One of the most outspoken
persons opposing the prosecu
xrion of Dr. Sander, was Prof.
Ernest A. HootOn of Harvard,
one of the world’s leading an
;thropologists. He said in an in
:terview with the United Press
ithat the doctor's action “merits
Yuniversal commendation.”
L On the other hand. the case
> was bitterly denounced by Ar~
{chbishop Richard J. Cushing of
Boston. '
’mounting pile of lawsuits.
Lucas announced that he had
called on John R. Steelman,
presidential assistant, and told
him he should “lose no time in
laying all the facts at his com
mand before the President of
the United States.” This Steel
man agreed to do.
APPEALS 70 3418235
Lucas also appealed to the
miners and ‘Lewis to reach an
agreement restoring the five
day week. He said that- unless
they did so he' would “take the
floor of the United States S'en
ate and protest as vigorously
as I know how the continua
tion of these conditions.”
Lewis, who ~with his United
Mine Workers has paid out $2,-
130,000 for contempt of court
in the past two years, was con
fronted with these new legal
actions today:
1. Coal operators filed suitjn
Columbus, Ohio for $8,872,000
damages which they claim .re
sulted from last year’s work
stoppages. The nine large mine
firms also asked for an injunc
tion to prevent the miners from
obeying Lewis’ three-day week
order which they claimed was
a violation of the. state’s anti
trust laws. .
2. The National Labor Rela
tions ‘Board asked the. federal
circuitc’ourt ataa’ppeals alienate.
enforce”! 'b'oard order'prohi t
ing the UMW chief from seeking
an illegal union shop contract.
Lewis had no comment on
these moves.
Showgirl PaYs
Fine Willingly
‘ NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UP)—
.Beautiful redhaired Cara Wil
-Iliams paid $207 in traffic fines
today after protesting that ‘she
didn’t want to go to jail because
“I don’t photograph well" in jail
clothes. '
I The 21-year-old Los Angeles
‘showgirl appeared in traffic
court wearing a $7,000 mink coat
‘to retrieve her car, impounded
‘by police who found it parked
}in a restricted area.
- She had three traffic tickets
in her hand. .
"Your honor," she said to
IMagistrate Morris Rothenberg, “I
*have to tell you something. I
!have a lot more tickets uptown
5 (home).
“Anything you say will be
used against you." the magis
trate warned.
i “I'll tell the truth anyway. I
have 19 more tickets uptown."
‘she said.
} “I think you want to go to
jail,” Rothenberg said.
“Oh, no!" she replied. “I don't
photograph well in them."
The magistrate's reply was
“Five dollars on two tickets
and two dollars on the other."
Later Miss Williams pleaded
guilty in uptown traffic court
and was fined $195 for the other
19 tickets. , '
Kidnaping .
ls Denied
Edward 0. ‘Duke’ Arnold
pleaded _ innocent today in
Franklin county Superior court
to charges of assault, and kid
napping. -
Arnold was charged Dec. 25 by
Prosecuting Attorney William J.
Gatfney with assault against
Benjamin Franklin Collins and
with seizing and forcibly trans.
porting Collins beyond the boun
daries of Franklin county.
Filipino Prexy
Is US. Bound
MANILA, Philippines. Satur
day, Jan 7 (UP) -- President
Elpidio Quirino left by Special
plane for the United States to
day. He plans to undergo a kid
ney operation at Johns Hopkins
hospital in Baltimore, Md., and
return for the opening of the
legislature on Jan. 23.
A crowd of more than 8,000
jammed Manila airport today
to see the 59-year-old Quirino
and his party of 20, including
his 18-year-old daughter. leave.
The departure ceremonies in
cluded a presidential 21 - gun
salute. '
New Cutoff
'5 Proposed
Construction of a cutoff high-I
way between the Tri-Cities and“
Pendleton was urged of the
Umatilla county court this week,
The Courier-Herald learned last
night. ;
The highway, now called thel
Van Sycle road, would shave%
about 30 miles off the presentl
route from the Tri-Cities to Pen-j
dleton. ‘
It would leave the Pasco-Waly
1a Walla highway a short dis
tance east of Touchet and would
connect with the Pendleton-
Walla Walla highway about 12
miles west of Milton-Freewa
ter, Ore. ‘
It is now about 75 miles from
Pasco to Pendleton via Umatil
-la. By way of Walla Walla it
is about 86 miles. The proposed
route would be reduced the dis
tance to about 54 miles.
- The request for construction
of the cutoff was made by about
50 Athens, Adams, Helix and,
Weston residents. They reported
the proposed highway also was
favored by the Inland Water
ways association and the Walla
Walla county commissioners.
There was no immediate indi
cation from the Umatilla county
court, which sits in Pendleton,
of its reaction to the proposal.
Union Hits
Ouster Act
The food, tobacco and agri
cultural workers union said to
day its ouster “trial” by the Na
tional CIO for being left-wing
its illegal, unconstitutional and
“a disgrace to the labor move
' The assertion was included in
a brief prepared by the unidn
officials for a special three-man
CIO committee considering the
union’s fate. The committee will
hand its recommendations to the
ClO executive board which will
make the final decision.
i In another development, the
CIO announced that rank-and~file
‘members of the Food and To
‘bacco Workers will be permit
-Ited to testify. The CIO origin
ally had barred 22 such witnes
‘ses representing 15 HA locals,
arguing that only the five na
itional officers could be heard.
The hearing is the second in
a series of “trials” of alleged
ly pro-communist unions. They
were ordered by ClO president
Phillip Murray following his
sWeeping‘ victory over dissident
left-wingers. at the recent Cleve
land convention.
The Union's Brief was signed
by John Tisa, acting president;
Armando Valdes. secretary-treas
urer; Robert Lathan and Arman
do Ramirez, international vice
presidents, and Donald Hender
son, former president and now
national administrative officer.
It urged the CIO to calL an
immediate halt to the proceed
ings and to dismiss the charges.
Soil District
Meeting Set
A meeting of the Soil Conser
vation district is scheduled at
1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Frank
lin county court house.
Lawrence L. Brown, county
agricultural agent, said the
meeting was called to acquaint
farmers with the work of the
Conservation district.
Negro Pasfor's Fair‘h
In People Rewarded .
VALLEJO, Calif, Jan. 6 (UP)—
A negro pastor’s faith in “the
Lord. and the people of Vallejo”
was rewarded today.
The Rev. H. 1. James. minister
of the Second Baptist church,
picked up a destitute white fam
ily, a man and wife and two
small children, who were hitch
hiking along a rain-swept high
way on New. Year‘s Eve.
They were Kenneth Ball, 28;
his wife Emily, 26, Robert, 5, and
one-yeag-old Kenneth Paul. Ball
said he was attempting to get
his family to the home of his
mother, Mrs. Hazel Quaratia. in
Denver. Colo. ‘
The minister gave them shel
ter in his modest parsonage
where on the following day Mrs.
Ball gave birth to a third child.
“Preachers .aren't noted for
their wealth," James said, “and
I have two sons of my own. But
I decided I'd feed the Balls and
help them just as much as I
Min Nantman Sakek. (top). 1
16-year-old daughter at an 1
Egyptian civil servant and re- ‘
ported iiancee ot Egypt's King 4
Farouk. The New York Post ‘
said that the king. despite the 1
opposition of the royal family. ‘3
plans to marry her on Feb. 11. ,‘
his 30th birthday. The Egyp- ‘
tian embassy in Washington ‘
‘denied that King Parent: had
split up the nuance of Miss
Sadek ‘and Zakl liachian. (bot
tom). 21-year-old Harvard edu
cated economic expert oi the
Egyptian UN delegation.
. . (AP Wirephoto)
Fends Shots
A 46-year—old Southern news
paperman and professed ex
communist fended most' of .the
barbed shots of defense attor
ney James M. Maclnnis during
another bitter session of the
Harry Bridges perjury-conspir
acy trial today.
In a detatcher manner Law
rence S. Ross, managing editor
of the Cotton 'Trade Journal in
Memphis, Tenn., shrugged off
charges he conCealed an early
membership in the communist
party and that he was kicked
out-of the party because of wife.
Ross, who said he was the
former editor or the communist
organ on the West Coast from
1935-37, testified earlier that he
saw Bridges at communist meet
ings and that he voted for the
longshore chief at the 1936 Na
tional Convention of the. party.
The governments ninth wit
ness denied point-blank that he
lost his job as a “paid commun
ist functionary in 1937 after a
hearing in which his first wife
accused him of desertion.~ -
twen- upheld f _
(UP) The U. S. Court of Apl
peals. 9th circuit, today upheld
the life sentence of George Har
ris‘on Meeks, convicted of the
1945 murder of Clarence J. Camp
bell in Juneau. Alaska. -
could. I had faith that the good
Lord and the people of Vallejo
would help when my money ran
He was right. A Vallejo news
paper published the story of the
family’s plight and within hours
a. deluge of offers of assistance
were received. 7
The Vallejo Elks club p'ur
chased train tickets to Denver
for the family, and other gener
ous' townspeople sent more than
SI,OOO in contributions.
Ball, a merchant seaman, said
he had been unable to work be
cause of a leg infection and had
set out from Texas to visit his
mother in Denver.
a At San Bernardino, Calif.. their
car broke down and Ball gave
his last $67 to a man who prom
ised to drive them to Denver.
The man disappeared with the
money, leaving the family afoot
until they met their Good
Samaritan. ‘
Inside 79“"
Church news, pages 2-3;
editorials, columnists, page 4;
amusements, page 5; crossword
puzzle, page 5; sports. page 8.
To Begin
In 10 Days
A ferry to replace the runaway
Snake river pontoon bridge may
be operating within 10 days.
Tom Doyle. state highway dis
trict engineer. announced last
night negotiations would begin
immediately to lease a 20-car
ferry at Plymouth. The an
nouncement followed Doyle's
conference in Olympia yesterday
with W. A. Bugge, state high
ways director.
Doyle said the ferry has been
used at the McNary damsite for
construction work.
The ferry will restore a vital
link in US. highway 410 between
the Tri-Cities and southeastern
Washington and Oregon. Traffic
was disrupted Tuesday morning
when floating ice in the Snake
river broke moorings of the pon
toon span erected by army en
gineers as a substitute for a
bridge that burned Sept. 9.
Doyle said plans call for oper
ation of the ferry not on the
Snake, where floating ice still
is a problem. but at the old
Hover ferry” site on the Colum
bia river 10 miles south of Ken
newick. ‘
Highway 410 traffic would be
routed south at Kennewick. Af
ter crossing the ferry it would
rejoin the highway at Attalia.
Doyle said. .
No announcement was made
on possibilities for speeding re
pair of the burned Snake river
‘bridge. Doyle discussed this with
the contractor Thursday and it
was prosumedfire subject was
explored by _ engineer and
Bugger. . I'
.. “It will probably take at least
week to get thefierry in opera
aonf Doyie said. “This would
include minor repairs to the ter
ry and some work on the ferry
The pontoon bridge which was
recaptured when it hung up on
a_ downstream railroad span was
being inspected for damage ya.-
terday. i ‘ -
if it is not reinstalled, the
ferry would operate until repair
work on the burned bridge is
completed, 00er said.
However, Arthur Rhodes, divi
sion engineer at Pasco._indicated
the span would be reassembled
at its former site. He declined to
predict when the bridge would
be opened to traffic again but
said a log boom would be in
stalled upstream to protect it
from floating ice. \
Claim Reds
Sink Junks
HONGKONG. Saturday? Jan. 7.’
Who-Nationalist reports- to
day asserted government war
planw sank about 500 sailing
junks and smashed a new Chin
ese Communist effort to land on
Hainan island, off the South
China coast.
The reports said that the rest
of the fleet, reportedly. totaling
about LOOO junks fled. '
(Both sides in China‘s civil
war frequently exaggerate claims
of damage and casualties.) ‘
These accounts said‘the inva
sion fleet was first sighted of!
the west coast of Luichow penin
sula. This is the peninsula that
juts to within 10 milespf Hainan.
Other warplanes were said to
have wrought damage at the
port of Pakhoi, assembly point
for invasion craft about 100 air
miles north of Hainan.
Ship Headed
For Shanghai
Aboard American freighter
Flying Arrow, Saturday; Jan. 7
—(AP)— This 14,000 ton cargo
ship sailed shortly otter mid
night this morning for Red
Shanghai. whose Waters the
Chinese Nationalists claim to
have mined.
Captain David Jones of Chio
cage. the 31-year-ship Captain.
said he expected to reach the
mouth of the Yangtze some time
Monday morning (Sunday U. S.
time). ‘
While he did not appear per
turbed at the sort of reception
which may be expected from the
blockading Nationalists. there
were _signs of precaugiohs. _ _
Various sections of the mid
ship house were barricaded with
250 bales of cotton. Officers said
the bales could stop three-inch
Passes Examination
HOLBROOK, Ariz.. Jan. 6 (UP)
W. B. Cross. custodian of the
county courthouse here. gave
himself his annual examination
on the occasion of his 79th birth
day today.
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