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A St i 4 a v- v'CV1 1 1 'i Thursday Afternoon, July 31, 1947 10 Home Owned Home Edited Home Read MADISON THE CAPITAL TIMES WISCONSIN Ilf McClure Defends His Union McCarthy Pays At East Side Silver Jubilee Festival 'Policy; Boyle Blasts Papers MFL Attacks cpplicant For City Manager Hughes, Meyers Face Senate Probe Friday 43 IricomeTax, 3 Years Late (Continued from page It kept the council and the administration on their toes, and that the papers offered good, constructive criticism. Sends $2,677 Check to Cover Tax, Interest; Explains His Returns Statement Filed With Council Hits Stubborn Manner in Union Fight Latter on Return Trip Front Paris; Lovett Testifies On Planes (Continued from page 1) complete your report. We wish to call your attention to a letter mailed to you under date of Nov. 15, 1946, which, according to the file, remains unanswered. We ask that you kindly furnish the information requested within the next 15 days.

That letter was written on May 27 this year. On June 7, Sen. McCarthy supplied the information on his income source for 1943, showing that hs profits of more than $40,000 were made by the sale of railroad bonds, most of whch he had purchased in 1942. (Continued from page It sion began. Sen.

Pepper (D-Fla.) said an aircraft experts appaisal of Hughes F-ll photo-reconnaissance plane as a hot wagon indicated Elliott Roosevelt had grounds for purportedly pushing wartime construction of the ship. At Fergusons request, Lovett also read a letter dated Aug. 5. J945, from Henry LI Stimson, then secretary oof war, to John W. Snyder, who was chief of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion.

Stimson said the big cargo plane was outside the province of the department and that the army had no requirement for such a fly ing boat. Stimson wrote further, however, that he felt serious consideration should be given to completing the big craft at an additional 10 in cost because, if it passed tests, it would provide valuable scientific data. Lovett also testified that he was asked in 1943 to provide air force technicians to study a Kaiser project, and that he complied with this request. SEVERAL UNION leaders and members were among the 21 spectators Wednesday night, but they took no part in the discussion and asked no questions, as McClure declared: The union movement has not progressed as far in our state as in many areas. The general attitude was that firemen would give much better service if their union was not recognized.

The council said no to the union. The council had full authority to establish any policy. The 'local public attitude certainly governs such relations have no personal feeling against unions. McClure, 41, who appeared poised and well informed throughout the questioning, voluntarily brought up the union issue during a discussion of Wichitas merit system, which was installed in 1942 and which is similar to civil serv ice. An employes council representing the departments, discusses issues with the city There has been some mention here of unions, McClure commented.

About lJ2 year ago there was some activity in the police department to organize, but nothing was said to the council before the organization. The council was quite concerned and agreed on no recognition, instructing the city man ager to take action. Wichita firemen are members of the International Association of Fire Fighters, McClure said, adding that the citys personnel system had received national and international recognition as one of the most modem in existence. Mrs, Lester N. Voigt, Truax field resident, can hardly believe her eyes as Dan Maras, concession stand operator, shows her a card on which he has written his guess of her age at the Wednesday night opening of the East Side Jubilee festival at Burr Jones field.

Betsy and Robert Shield, Eau Claire, niece and nephew of Mrs. Voigt, are equally as concerned at Maras guess. Mrs. Voigt won a prize statuette. (Continued from page li a representative of the American Federation of State.

County and Municipal Employes AFL) was called in to confer with McClure. McClure was asked if he would reinstate the dismissed officers if the charter of the local were withdrawn and the organization disbanded, but he refused to give a definite answer, the statement asserts. The next meeting which the union representative attended was a public meeting called shortly thereafter by the Wichita Federation to start recall proceedings against members of the council who supported McClures position, the statement continues. No recall effort was ever carried out, but labor representatives in Wichita now indicate that the complexion of the council has changed and that McClure does not have as strong support as he had at the time the policemen were fired. WHILE THE CHARTER was withdrawn, the dismissed officers were never reinstated, the statement notes.

The attorney for the local sought reinstatement in a court action, but the court stated that the law did not protect employes. However, the court did indicate a distaste for the action of the city manager. The statement declares that the incident was mentioned by the governor of Kansas at a labor In his speech, he stated that as governor he bad reversed his position on important public problems, the statement reveals, He added that it was a harder thing to reverse a position and admit a prior error than it was to continue an erroneous stand. He turned to McClure and specifically requested that McClure change his position on the dismissal of the policemen. McClure did not make any comment and has not reinstated the men.

Stating the Federation was confident the council would continue to be composed of men who recognize the rights of public employes, the statement concludes: We are apprehensive that a city manager with a contrary attitude might disturb the fine relationship that now exists between organized labor and the city government of Madison. 'Find Bodies of 2 BritonsHanged By Extremists McCarthy FAILED, however, to supply all the information necessary for the tax assessor, and Tibbetts wrote the senator again on June 13, as follows: Schedules or. additional information should be submitted to explain deductions claimed for the year 1943 for business expense of $1,902 and casualty losses of $790. The statutes require that proper proof be presented to substantiate any deductions claimed in determining the net taxable income. Wo request that the additional Information be submitted to complete your report.

In his previous letter, written on June 7, Sen. McCarthy had explained his casualty losses at follows: The casulty losses consisted ol 5170 worth of clothing which was stored with the quartermaster on the island of Efate while out squadron went north on an extended combat mission which clothing completely destroyed. The balance consisted largely of goods mailed to the United State and Insured but which were lost in transit. In taking this matter up with the postal depatrment we were informed that the Insurance did not apply until the goods arrived in the United States, and, therefore, we could not be reimbursed for same. The actual cash value of the material lost in this fashion far exceeded the amount indicated in my return, but this was the figure arrived at by the tax acconntant who discussed the matter with the collector in the California not the distribution system, which is privately operated.

It follows a franchise procedure in licensing private utilities by negotiating for percentage payments to the city of receipts. Taxes the overall tax rate is $51.40 per $1,000 but property is assessed at only 40 of the sale value, which is less than $1,000 per capita compared to Madisons per capita of over $2,000. The citys operating budget of $4,600,000, of which 42t is raised by taxes. Fire Protection Wichita has fire protection contracts with five townships, charging $35 per run per piece of equipment, but negotiations are underway to boost this charge to $100. Retirement System the citys retirement provisions for firemen and policemen are similar to Madisons, and a retirement system for other employes has been approved, starting this year.

McClure said he had aided in securing passage of state legislation for this system. Housing- McClure asserted that he thought the city would be pretty well on top in housing by the start of next year due to a great deal of construction. The Federal Public Housing adminis-trationprovided 6,000 units in the areuring the war. Parking Kansas statutes give cities no authority to operate municipal parking lots, although lots can be established if property owners benefited pay the, cost. The city operates 1,700 parking meters, netting about $170,000 per year.

Indebtedness present debt Is $5,796,000, cut from a peak of about $8,000,000 in 1942. Experience A native of Wichita, McClure has been city manager for six years. Before that he was executive director of the Wichita Independent Business Mens association. He has been chairman of the joint Kansas and Missouri city manager conferences for three years, and is a former vice-president of the International City Managers association. Departments City affairs are carried on under five departments, including finance, service, law, safety and health.

War industry Wichita had the largest per capita of war contracts due to its airplane plants, McClure said, adding most of the largest planes were outside the city which meant the city did not get the benefit of their assessed valuation but' had to provide facilities. Airport Enlarged by the army, is one of best, and is self-supporting, operating under $250,000 budget. Railroad Problem is pretty well solved due to attack on problem in the 1920s. Three roads have union station and tracks are in one area. Overpass and underpass handle traffic.

Nursery school No nursery school operated by city now, al though in. war years with federal aid. Promotion, training Safety stressed in promotion program; department heads and employes undergo training courses to improve efficiency. Both programs have gained national recognition, McClure said. Citizen participation McClure stressed the need for citizen par ticipation in the manager form of government.

McClure was in formed that a Madison newspaper and the League of Women Voters had promoted city manager government here, and that a citizens group had been active in promoting candidates as had labor. Arc Blasted to Bits By Booby Traps as Soldiers Sought to RemoveThem IN REPLY TO questions by Pepper, Lovett said the army had ap proximately eight cargo type planes either completed or in proc ess of construction at the end of the war. It had three when the war started, he added. Pepper told a reporter he thinks the chief question before the sen ate war investigating committee in its investigation of war-time plane contracts held by Hughes and Kaiser is whether young Roosevelt was justified in recommending that work on the photo ship be continued. I have no doubt that it will be shown that Elliott Roosevelt accepted entertainment from representatives of Hughes, the Florida senator said.

It will be up to Roosevelt and Hughes to show that the plane in question was as they represented it. Edward Bern, big, greying former general manager for Hughes aircraft division, told the committee Wednesday he considered the F-ll a hot w'agon. It was a beautiful wagon and it had tremendous performance Bern continued. He added that on tests in the desert it had flown at high speeds, but he said the speed was kept a wartime secret. POINTING OUT that Wichita, with a population of about is twice the size of Madison, Councilman Henry E.

Reynolds asked McClure why he was interested in here, My present salary is $9,180, McClure answered. I feel there is a challenge in a city just starting in with city manager. The size of a city has no bearing on the choice, although some managers look to promotions to larger cities. The increase in the number of cities having city manager system of government is having an effect on salaries There is a hazardous situation here in the an' nual election of some councilmen. Some cities feel a premium is jus tified in securing an experienced man to initiate the city manager form of government.

Then they can hire a cheaper person later. JERUSALEM (JP) The bodies of two young British sergeants kidnaped as hostages by Irgun Zvai Leumi were found hanging today from two eucalyptus trees and were blasted to bits by a booby trap when British soldiers started to cut them down. Jewish settlement police found the bodies in a forest preserve nar Natanya just 24 hours aftr Irgun. extremist Jewish underground organization, announced it had executed the Britons in reprisal for the hanging of three Ir-gunists convicted in a prison delivery. The area was cordoned off and dogs were turned loose in an attempt to pick up the trail of the killers.

area. The tax assessors file on McCarthy does not disclose whether the senator ever made further explanation of the casualty losses. 34,000 Auto Workers Idle Layoffs Loom Rule Death of Pederson Was Due to Mishap AT AN INFORMAL discussion with councilmen after the public meeting, McClure revealed that he had received several offers to go to other cities at higher salaries including Berkeley, and Ft, Worth, Tex. McClure was told that the proposed range here is $10,000 to $12,000, but Sachtjen pointed out today that if the council decides on the man it wants it will bargain with him about salary. Stating that he had a competent secretary and administrative assist ant who had been with him for 15 years, McClure said he would like to bring her along, if he is chosen for the post here.

IN JERUSALEM, top Palestine government officials met to map a rigid campaign against under ground violence. (In London Prime Minister Attlee placed the entire Palestine situation before his cabinet). Whn soldiers started to cut the bodies down after an hour-long probe for mines, the booby trap exploded behind the body of St. Clifford Martin. It blasted to bits his body and that of Sgt.

Mervyn Paice and scattered the pieces over a wide area. The blast wounded one Grenadier guardsman in the face and threw several bystanders to the ground, including photographer James Pringle and Correspondent Carter. L. Davidson, both of the Associated Press. Pinned to the bodies of the two sergeants were communiques in Hebrew, telling of the arrest of the men, their trial, conviction and execution in the name of the Jewish struggle for a homeland.

The inscriptions told how pleas for clemency were rejected at the military trial. HIGH POINTS gleaned during the two-hour session were: Utilities Wichita operates and owns the water supply system, but ANSWERING THE tax assessors request for detailed information on his deductions for contributions, Sen. McCarthy wrote: The contributions of $467 consist of $375 to various chaplains in the Pacific; $32 to the Red Cross, and $60 to the Polish Catholic church. In reply to the assessors Inquiry on a business expense item in his 1943 tax return, McCarthy wrote: On the Item of Business expenses, it will be impossible for me to give you a detailed schedule in that these expenses were in-currd while I was with the U. S.

marine air corps in the Pacific area. As you know, I was with a dive bomber squadron, which moved from island to island as the combat areas shifted. Obviously it was impossible for me to keep detailed records at that time. However, the amount indicated in my return was approved by the auditor from the collector of Internal revenues office, who went over this matter in great detail with me. I might add that he reduced the amount allowable which was approved by the collector in the California area.

I assume, therefore, that if this Item is acceptable to the collector of internal revenues office, after a detailed check on same, that there can be no serious objection to it on the part of the assessor of incomes. I am sorry that I am unable to give you a detailed schedule on this item, but as you know, during the year 1943 many of us were not in a position to give our time to bookkeeping. The East Side Silver Jubilee festival was a fairy-world of wonders to little 19-month-old Lonnie Pedersen, who is shown above sipping a bottle of orange juice at a refreshment stand Wednesday night. Her father, Eric Pedersen, 2806 Willard looks on. The bright orange balloon was only one of the many things at the festival that attracted her attention.

Photos by James Roy Miller. Conductor DETROIT (JP) Nearly 34.000 auto workers here were idled today by strikes and production cutbacks while additional hundreds faced layoffs next week. The Ford Motor threatened with a strike by the CIO United Auto Workers, notified 22,000 employes not to come in today or Friday because of a parts shortage resulting from a strike at the Murray Corp. of America. Earlier Ford laid off 4,500 due to the strike at Murray, where 7,000 UAW-CIO members are demanding protection from civil liability suits for unauthorized work stoppages under the Taft-Hartley act.

Chrysler Corp. said a shortage of car frames usually supplied by Murray will force a 50 cutback in Dodge truck production effective Monday, necessitating layoff of 1,300 employes. D. S. Harder, Ford vice-president, said the company might have to cut its work week to two days if the Murray strike continued.

Negotiations between Murray and the UAW have been recessed until Monday over the unions demands. The strike has been in progress since July 23. Navy Lab th of Clarence Pederson 1615 Ruskin in his room July 20 was accidental and was not caused by any other pfetSdrt, a coroners jury decided after an inquest Wednesday in the county courthouse. The verdict absolved Walter C. Hanevold, 26, a roomer in the Pederson home, and Eugene J.

Kennedy. 19, of 157 Talmadge from blame for Pedersons death. The men testified that they took Pederson home from the Music Box tavern at his request early on the morning of July 20 and that Pederson attacked them in front of his home. During a Pederson and Kennedy fell into a shallow ditch but Pederson did not appear to have been hurt when the men last saw him standing in the driveway of his home. Pederson was heard moving about in his rooms several hours later by his parents, Mr.

and Mrs. Albert also testified at the inquest. George E. Rapp, deputy) district attorney, aided Dr. David C.

Atwood, Dane county coroner, -in conducting the inquest. Members of the jury were Leo Blied, 1016 Lincoln foreman, Edward Watland, 24 S. Mills Martin Brown, 350 -W, H. E. Esser, 1718 Chapman William Schmale, Route 2, and Edward Stoeber, Route 2.

(Continued from Page It but Proctor maintained that the crossing was blocked more than 5 minutes and that the city ordinance was reasonable. Officials Meet To Form State Record Crowd At Opening of Jubilee Fete Housing Group (Continued from page 1) tract work for the navy. University chemistry professor, theoretical physicist and ballistics expert, he is an atomic-energy authority. Last summer he was among the nations top-ranking scie i who studied the results of the test A-bomb explosions at Operations Crossroads in the Pacific. The nature of work Hirschfeld-er will use the building for has not been disclosed, but it is believed it will follow the pattern of research by the Navy now in general practice in leading universities by scientists working on restricted projects.

l) Mercury Drops Merchants Picnic to Be Held on Aug 26th (Continued from page 1) bugs, it was contended, is the failure of the law to make specific provision for maintenance funds for veterans housing. The law' provides for rentals to cover capital and interest and taxes, but not maintenance. Wilkie, who summarized housing laws, said that the veterans hous ing law enacted by the 1947 legislature is the only one of its type in the nation and that its success will depend on the appointment to the state housing authority of persons genuinely interested and familiar with the problems of local housing authorities, and upon the genuine enthusiasm of county and city housing authorities. Quiz Four Men TO THE CLAIM of the railroad that the city ordinance is unconstitutional because it is a burden upon interstate commerce because of the fact that the train in question was made up in part of freight cars devoted to interstate commerce, Proctor held that the claim is not tenable. In a court memorandum.

Judge Proctor stated: By the passage of this ordinance, All that the city of Madison attempts to do is to insure that its highways which are crossed by railroads shall be reasonably clear for the passage of vehicular traffic and not subject to un reasonable delays by railroads using the city streets for railroad operations. He stated that if the railroad found the 5 minute limitation unreasonable, it should apply to the municipality of Madison for a change in the limitation ordinance. Proctor declared that citizens of Madison have a right to use any streets they choose for travel purposes in answer to the railroads contention that Smith could have used another street. SUFFERS ELBOW INJURIES Bruce Frye, 7, of 2013 Sherman received an elbow injury Wednesday when struck by a bicycle ridden by Richard Thorp, 1725 Schlimgen in the 1700 block of Winchester police THE CONTORTED features of the two sergeants indicated that their deaths had been caused by strangulation by crudely fashioned nooses. The ropes were looped around limbs close to the trunks of the trees.

Natanyas mayor, Oved Ben Ami who had received information from the moderate underground group, Hagana, that the bodies were in the area, was on the scene when the blast occurred. A doctor summoned to the score said the men had been dead about 24 hours indicating they were slain within 24 hours after British authorities had executed the Ir gunists in defiance of threats of revenge. Irgun Zvai Leumi had issued a communique Wednesday declar ing that its threats to kill the sergeants had been carried out and gave explicit instructions as to where their bodies would be found in the government forest. British authorities had made a partial search of the forest Wednesday, but had proceeded with extreme caution for fear the area might be mined and as a result their hunt was fruitless. A.

E. Dolph Friede will head a committee in charge of the annual Madison Business associations summer outing which will be held at the Nakoma Country club, Aug. 26. (Continued from page their balancing act. There was the Skating Whirlwinds act with a double quartet of East Side youths whose mad roller skating gyrations drew an enthusiastic applause from the onlookers.

THE CIRCUS ACT with its barking seals, ringmaster, prancing horses, elephants, and blonde animal trainer drew titters of amusement. Pleasing harmonies were offered by the Four Kings, musical quartet. A comedy routine was presented by Lee Rosenberg, university student. Master of ceremonies was A1 Reque, East Side business man and president of the East Side Youth Activities council. The stage show was directed by Coletia Ann Brown.

Billy Gleason, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gleason, was the only lost child during the evening when he wandered away momentarily from his parents as they looked over the exhibits. llis parents called for him at the trailer office of the ESBM on the grounds a few minutes after announcement was made that he could not find them. In a 4-H exhibit tent were shown the results of skillful home management practices, cooking training, and garden produce of 11 east- (Continued from page 1) cury stood at 62 degrees.

The humidity, 68 at noon Wednesday, fell to 55 at 6 p. m. and was 74 at 6 a. m. today.

Crowds of Madisonians thronged the beaches throughout the day and late in the afternoon Wednesday as they sought relief from the wilting temperatures. The outlook for Madison, fore cast by North hall weather officials today, was considerable cloud iness and cooler today with rising temperatures predicted for Friday. A high of 80 degrees was fore cast for today with a low of 55 tonight. In the general heat wave that covered the Middlewest Wednesday the mercury rose to 97 de grees in Chicago, 107 degrees at Kansas City, 91 at Milwaukee and Wausau, and 97 at Dubuque. i Continued from page It men remained only a short time.

Two of the men said they were the last to leave and that Daniels lying in the grass. The man awoke from a short nap at noon and, starting to walk away, saw Daniels lying unconscious on the ground. The restaurant operators face was covered ith blood. Upon making the discovery, the man notified police. None of the four men in custody had a large sum of money, police reported.

One of the men had $23. another had $3, one had $1.47, and the fourth had only a small amount of change, Detective Capt. Harry L. Milstead said. One man returned about 11:30 a.

but did not notice Daniels then was sleeping in the grass. THE VETERANS housing law is designed to raise about during the next two years by doubling the state -tax on liquor and wines. The fund will be administered by a state housing authority of five members to be appointed by the governor. City and county housing authorities may get up to 10 of the total cost of local projects from state fund, with an additional 5 in emergency cases. Wilkie explained that the law would permit housing construction for veterans of all wars, but that to be eligible a veteran would have Suit Over New Rum Tax Slated Fire at Burke Dewev Dodging Issues: Slassen MILWAUKEE (JP) Fred R.

Wright, attorney for the Wisconsin Wine and Spirits Institute, said today he had been authorized to start suit to set aside the new 100 per cent state liquor tax increase as it apjilies to inventories on hand vb-n the law went into effect July 25. Chandler Will Appeal Sentence ern Dane county 4-H club mem- (0 have been a resident of the bers. IS BOSTON (JP) Counsel for Douglas Chandler today prepared an appeal for the 58-year-old Chicago-born writer sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment and fined $10,000 for serving as a Nazi mouthpiece during the war. The grey-haired convicted trait AMONG THE EXHIBITS in the 4-H tent were shown the Pumpkin Hollow members breakfast, dinner, and diet menus; Oak Park, dresses and quilts; Estes Busy Bees, dinner table setting; Liberty, vegetables and wmod handicraft; Waubesa Busy Bees, clothing; Hiestand, (Continued from page 1) their clothing, refrigertors and some of their furniture to safety in the street. The Sun Prarrie volunteer fie department and a number of farmers did a creditable job of fighting the blaze, Ratcliffe said.

I think that the firemen saved that village, he stated. Wind conditions were just right to burn the whole community down. He explained that all the build ings in the village are on one side of the street and that the fire easily could have spread from one building to the next. The Zifke home was at one end of the street. Farmers aided the Sun Prairie firemen by hauling milk cans full of water to them by truck.

The Madison company drew water from a cistern. 7 or branded a snob by the pre--The Girls Bait Shop. and exhibit county for two years preceding his induction. Wilkie said the purpose of this provision was to provide housing for permanent residents. The law, Wilkie said, would provide that single dwelling units would be turned over to the veteran as soon as his monthly rental payments equalled the cost of the construction.

No such arrangement is made for multiple dwellings. Wilkie said the legislature also enacted laws authorizing local housing authorities to sell real estate, giving local authorities the right of eminent domain, and enabling local housing authorities to i provide housing for veterans re- TMr pfMcrip. tin. Only bit qoi MtMhh md. Only LOS ANGELES (A5) Harold E.

Stassen, the only avowed candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, says that Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York has not been meeting the issues thus far. The former Minnesota governor told a news conference Wednesday that: 1 feel that the Republican party must take definite positions on the specific important issues confronting the people. He followed his remark about Dewey with a statement that he thought Sen.

Robert A. Taft of Ohio is taking a stand on important issues. He said issues in the 1948 campaign would include labor, taxation, housing, communistic infiltration, health and veterans LET US FILL THAT PRESCRIPTION 1 Bring Mxt r. frwh, Ity a of a table set for two; Cottage Grove, baked goods and various ground flours; and Hope, canned goods. Popular with the youngsters was the new Bubble Bounce ride, as well as the customary favorite merry-go-round, ferris whe els, caterpillars, tot trains, and I siding judge made an aggressive last-minute personal plea reasserting statements he made over Berlin radio when he was lauding Hitler and denouncing the Jews.

Brushing aside his court-appointed attorneys plea that he was mentally ill, Chandler told the court that of course he was not insane and charged he was convicted because of my beliefs. tat 100 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon 'Whiskey titzel-Weller Distillery, Inc. Louisville, Kentucky A -Vrr 't PLAN SOCIAL SATURDAY The university chapter of the Young Progressive Citizens of r'-ann Jflrnri.r -ijg The festival will i gardless of income. The previous Distributed by FRANK LIQUOR COMPANY Madison, Wis. housing to America is sponsoring a social at RENNEBOHM BETTER DRUG STORES low-income i the Hillel foundation.

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