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Monday, June 18, 194$
[ Further Spread Due
Monday, AFL Say*
The AFL strike that stopped
Construction of a ad*
dition to the Podge truck plant
will spread to other Chnsler
Units Monday, it ««« revealed
Ed Thai, secret ary of the De
troit Building Trades Council.
AFL, announced the spread but
declined to say how many Chrys
ler units would be a tfoc ted.
“There will be no cnastrnc
tioa on any plant* where the
AFL doe* not have contract*
providing for AFL labor for
construction and ln*taliation,"
The UAW-CIO struck back,
however, when officers of Local 2,
ordered 35 maintenance men out
of the Murray Corp. phtnt yes
M VVe have no objection to
AFL maintenance men working
in the plant but they mu*t get
a permit,** *ald John Flow era,”
BALK AT PERMITS
I "Always In the |Mu»t, AFL
men have come to our office,
paid *1 each for permit* and
we have gotten along nicely,"
aaid Flowers. “We asked these
men to oome In and get their
permits and they wouldn't do
it, bo we ordered them out of
the plant. They can come back
and work any time If they take
out their permit*. Othenvtee,
they stay out.”
Meanwhile, a str ik e of 229
workers at the Dodge main plant,
which followed the transfer of
three workers, continued today.
"The three employe* had
he*n working in the C hryvler
tank plant and. due to cutback*.
It wms neceeaary to transfer
them back to their prewar
jobs la the truck factory, ** a
company spokesman said.
BACK TO OLD JOBS
•The union ha* a contract
with the company whereby an
employe'* seniority accumulate*
while he ta off hi* old job doing
wnr work. We had layoffs oom
b* ao we merely transferred
the men back to their old Jobe.
The new job neceealtatee a
cot it wages but they mu*t re
a Use they can't earn as much
on n civilian job aa they did in
Union leaders aaid the men re
ceived a cut of 15 cents on the
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The death throes on Okinawa: Where the decimated
remnants ot Japan's Okinawa garrison are making their
last fanatical stand. (UP reports hundreds of Jap soldier*
shot down by their officers for surrender attempts). To
day’s BATTLEOKAPH, a daily Detroit Times exclusive
feature, is divided off into areas of four square miles.
Officials in Dark
On Steel Strike
(Continued from Page One)
caused n number of minor, sit
down strikes. Company officials
said the union s.o far has not fold
them of any grievance.
A company spokesman said that
most of the workers evidently did
not know what the strike was
about when work was halted yes
“The strike apparently we*
set for l p. in.,” he said, “but
about 60 per rent of the work
ers stood around until 2:30, de
manding to know why they
SKELETON PICKET LINK
The striker* have thrown a
skeleton picket line around the
plant, but maintenance men and
furnace tenders have been per
mitted to continue work.
Internal dissension in .the union
has been caused, it was reported,
by publication of a statement by
J. E. Fink,* vice president in
charge of operations ot Great
He was quoted as saying that
2,700 employes of the company
would soon be returning from
service and men more recently
hired would have lesser seniority
and would be let go.
This statement was quoted
from Fink’s letter to Rep. John
Lesinski about the Negro housing
project in Ecorse Township. Lesin
ski read the letter to President
Thuman in arguing against the
Girl Scout* Plan
Detroit Girl Scouts from 60
southwest district troops will con
duct a "peace" program at the
Belle Isle Shell from 8:15 to 9:30
a. m. tomorrow.
The 60 troops include nine all-
Negro outfits, three of mixed Ne
groes and whites and others
representing 10 to 17 nationalities
Tbs S6vu*Ot-'W&UiamA Co.
“SOI OUR EQUIPPED EXPERIMENTAL
WATERFRONT CHEMICAL PLANT
GLOUCESTER CITY, N. 1 • PORT OF PftLA.
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SAT. JUNE 23
• AW. V3l/000 SCL FT. ROOM AftftA MOSTLY IN ONC
STORY BRICK BUILDING* • 33 ACRES • 7St FT. FRONT
ON DELAWARE RIVER, PMtUL HARSOR • R. R. SIOfNOS
• TANKS • EQUIPMENT • IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY
Plant was bought, expanded and it operating as
a test plant for manufacture of Titanium oxides.
It has served its purpose AND FOR THAT
REASON IS BEING OFFERED FOR SALE.
Most of the equipment is not over five years old.
Property represents an investment of several
million dollars for plant, equipment, piling, bulk
heads, etc. Large quantity of recoverable silver metal
Send foe booklet to iC/fAIXi
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CHRYSLER BLDG. • N Y. C • Phone LEiington
(Continued from Page One)
ashore and set up a curtain of
small arms fire.
Sgt. Petersen’s squad was on
the right flank of the main ob
jective, a mythical Japanese com
mand post. Armed with a carbine
and a handie-talkie radio, Peter
sen inched forward with his men.
“Don’t try to form lines, stag
ger It, stagger It,” he barked
tersely to the squad as land
mines hurled dirt and debris
A voice crackled over the port
able radio, scarcely audible above
the din of machinegun Are and ex
T have 10 more yards to
move and then I'll be ready for
the flamethrowers. Over.”
Yhe sergeant, a veteran of com
bat like the others, was advising
the marine command post of his
As the men crawled forward,
half buried in dirt, the huge
amphibious flamethrower plunged
through the water to shore and
concentrated its stream of liquid
fire at the enemy headquarters.
The searing heat could be felt
Marines with portable equip
ment showered fire over two pill
boxes as riflemen leaped barbed
wire entanglements and secured
A green star cluster signaled
an end to the first public demon
stration of leatherneck battle
technique ever held.
All who participated in the in
vasion are combat veterans at
tached to LST 512, the landing
ship now on exhibition at the foot
The demonstration will be re
peated at 3 p. m. tomorrow and
9 p m. Wednesday.
A flat threat by war workers
to strike unless they receive more
food quickly today highlighted
Detroit's growing food crisis.
Other developments in the sit
uation which city, state and fed
eral officials are seeking to allevi
I—-The OPA still reserved
decision as to whether 1.500.000
Eounds of South American tur
ey could be brought here.
2- The OPA was investigat
ing reports that would-be po
tato buyers in Western Market
have to purchase lemons and
onions before they are allowed
3 Mayor Arthur Reaume In
Windsor prepared for a meet
ing with Dominion officials to
determine whether Windsor has
enough meat and poultry to
share with Detroit.
4 State Agriculture Com
missioner Charles Figy said De
troit might get more hogs next
week if prices could be made
to encourage raisers to ship
leir products to the Motor
Harold Wood, president of UAW
CIO Local 732, declared that war
workers were completely dis
gusted with the food situation.
‘NO FOOD, NO WORK*
The workers assert they are
not receiving enough nourishing
food to maintain normal produc
tion. The men particularly want
Their slogan, Wood said, is go
ing to be, "no food, no work."
Wood's views were supported
by WPB labor representative
Otto E. Kleinert who remarked:
“I don't know whether we
can keep the men on the job
The workers’ refusal to purchase
bean, jelly and peanut sandwiches
from caterers has forced the
caterers to throw away thou
sands of these sandwiches.
PRICES DIFFER .2 CENT
Efforts of Robert F. Vietig of
106 Tennyson to import 1,500,000
pounds of South American turkey
from New York still were unsuc
The OPA said the status of the
New York seller would have to
be determined before it could be
decided whether to relax whole
sale price ceiling which cur
rently block the importation at
Vietig can’t take up his option
on the poultry unless it can be
sold In Detroit at the New York
wholesale pound price of 47.8.
The Detroit OPA wholesale ceil
ing is 47.6.
Whether Windsor’s "share the
meat” gesture can be culminated
will be determined at the meet
ing Monday between Mayor
Reaume and Dominion officials
They will decide whether Wind
sor has enough meat and poultry
to warrant relaxation of tne em
bargo which now prohibits De
troiters from purchasing those
items across the river.
Mayor Jeffries has called
Reaume “the ace In the hole” to
solve Detroit’s dilemma.
OPA regional director Patrick
V. McNamara meanwhile agreed
to study Figy’s proposal that ceil
ings be altered to encourage
outstate farmers to route their
pork into meat hungry Detroit.
The price for farmers on hogs
sold outside is $14.60 a hundred
weight compared with $14.90 in
Detroit. Tiie slight difference.
Figy claims, is ridiculous and
should be altered.
I MURAL [RPEISE CAR BL
A PLANNED BUDGET HEM
The Harris After-Funeral Piyment Plan offer* an easy, dignified
solution to what might otherwise be a distressing financial
problem. Any one of the richly appointed, stately Harris
Funerals can be paid for in convenient monthly payments
which are adapted to the individual family budget.
Exceptional value. Casket
octagon ends, nicely covered
and with attractive lining
and handles, also more than
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Yew Vonld Expect to Pay Much More for Either funeral
r Other Funeralt SIOO to $2,000
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C—hnl WnS-CAN of CANEIEIA
Tell How U-Boats
Closed U. S. Ports
WASHINGTON, June 18 (INS) —The navy department
disclosed today that mine* planted by German submarines caused
several Atlantic coaat porta of the United States, including New
York City, to be closed to eea traffic for brief periods in 1942 and
Camille J. Deweerdt, exonerated
by a one-man, 11-woman jury on
the murder of Henry Couvreur,
was today, in company with his
wife and two children, looking for
another home to "start life anew.”
After two hours and 20 minutes
of deliberation yesterday, during
which three ballots were cast, the
jury returned with a verdict of
not guilty. Couvreur was shot
and killed last March after he
had admittedly had a love affair
with Dewerrdt’s wife.
Deweerdt, upon hearing the
verdict, bolted from the prisoner’s
box amid cheers from spectators
who had jammed the court room
of Recorder’s Judge Paul E.
Krause. Smiling, he received con
gratulations from the milling
"The verdict proves that
America Is the best country in
the world,” he exclaimed.
"I fought with the Belgian
army in the last wsr te pre
serve the ideals of democracy,”
he said, "Just as 1 fought for
the past eight years to save my
Mrs. Deweerdt, who nervously
awaited the verdict in the court
room her face flushed, eyes down
cast, broke into tears of happi
ness and rushed to meet her hus
HOPES FOR BETTER LIFE
"I am so happy, we are all
going home together,” she said,
turning to her son and daugh
ter, “and, when we And another
home, we hope to make a better
Mrs. Yvonne Couvreur, the
widow, calm and composed, left
the courtroom immediately.
"1 feel the jury did their
duty,” she said quietly, "hut I
know Deweerdt killed my hus
band. I saw It with my own
eye*. My son (Kenneth. 12) Is
without e father.”
1,000 Agents Hunt
Chicago Tax Dodgers
CHICAGO. June 16 (INS)
The U. S. treasury department’s
drive to track down and prosecute
income tax dodgers swung into ac
tion in the Chicago area today.
Treasury officials began recruit
ing 1,000 special agents and reve
nue officers to seek out and
Spike Nail Taken
From Boy's Brain
LONDON, June 16 (UP)—A
Soviet embassy publication said
today that a large nail which had
pierced the skull and cerebrum
of a 14-year-old boy to a depth
of six inches was removed suc
cessfully at a Moscow clinic.
Beautiful half-couch casket,
nchly covered and lined with
basonet, appropriate handles,
* nd ov,r ,o sonnoo
sonal services— LIUU
f•* SM*-HA*M9 ms UK»OtMTt
This hitherto secret chapter of
the battle of the Atlantic was re
vealed as the navy announced that
the U. S. Tenth Fleet, organized
in 1943 to direct the fight against
the U-boats, had been dissolved.
In a report on the activities of
German minelaying submarines in
American waters, the navy said
that five mines were swept from
the entrance to New York Harbor
during the period from Nov. 13 to
21. 1942, and that for the three
day period. Nov. 13 to 15, the port
of New York was bottled up, with
no traffic moving in or out.
The entrance to Chesapeake Bay
was twice closed to traffic, the
first time from June 16 to 17,1942,
and again from Sept. 12 to 14,
Other ports closed for short pe
riods because of German mines
were Jacksonville, Fla.; Charles
ton, S. C., and Wilmington, Del.
These closings all occurred in the
fall of 1942, and Charleston was
again closed for the same reason
for two days in September, 1943.
To Enter Jail
LANSING, June 16—A bench
warrant was to be issued today
by Circuit Judge Leland W. Carr
unless Francis P. Slattery, Grand
Rapids bank executive, surren
ders himself immediately to serve
a 60 day sentence on a contempt
of grand jury charge.
The impending action followed
the U. S. Supreme Court’s denial
of Slattery’s appeal through
which he sought to escape the Jail
sentence imposed by Judge Carr
2 Youths Beat,
Dr. Chester L. Forman, 60, re
tired dentist and owner of the
Forman Hotel. 17 Cottage Grove,
Highland Park, today was in seri
ous condition in Highland Park
General Hospital after two youths
robbed and beat him last night.
The young assailants pounced
upon Dr. Forman near his home at
Dr. Forman suffered a possible
skull fracture and lacerations. The
youths escaped with his billfold,
containing a S3O check, but no
cash, according to police.
Seventy Years Ago -
ON JUNE 17, 1875, just seventy years ago. Grandfather
Fred Sanders established his first store in Detroit at 184
Woodward Avenue—now the corner of Woodward and Gratiot.
This first Sanders store was founded upon the business principle
that products of unusual quality—sold at reasonable prices-—must
meet with success. The growth of this first small establishment to
the present group of twenty-one stores serving all of Metropolitan
Detroit has proved the soundness of Grandpa Sanders’ theory.
During the intervening seventy years this pioneer Detroit com
pany has been owned and operated, as it is today, eadusively by
members of the Sanders family. It has been the constant endeavor
of those to whom Grandpa Sanders left the conduct of the business,
so maintain the policies which first brought the Sanders name recog
muon for quality and value.
CANDIIS • BAKED GOODS • ICE CREAMS • LUNCHEONS
Trumgn to See Dewey .
WASHINGTON, June 16 (UP)
The White House announces that
President Truman has arranged
an appointment with Gov. Dewey
of New York for Monday, June 25.
The Detroit Times Km far more
nationally famous features then
say other Detroit newspaper
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Fall Nearly Fatal
To Window Washer
A window washer was critleaßg)
injured today in a fall from m
fourth floor window at 40 Daven
port. At Receiving Hospital he
was identified aa Stray WOeon,
36, ot 116 Charlotte.
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