Herald and news. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1942-current, April 15, 1947, Page 1, Image 1

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    Tecacheir Pay
Approved iy
(Botfh iocurds
' By LOIH HTKWAHT
- Muntlm of tudy or a pr)(nit(l lonelier salary aonle (or the Klumalh
rnlln schools, both elementary ami high school, culminated Monday
night whtii both board approved ilia now acala mid recommended the
sciilo to the bildiiot committees workhit out the 1U47-48 budget.
Boards 1 and 2, ruprcHoiilInu elementary and Klamath Union lillili
acliool brunches rcspoollvoly, received the completed ecale two weeks
auo troin the teacher committee headed by Gurry Robertson and made
final nccepUince last night, The budget committees approved Including
the scale as It la now set up, In the new budiiet which will be prosented
to the voters In an election slated (or May 13.
No teacher contract will be alined until alter the election, It was
announced by Bupt. Arnold L. Clrnlnpp.
The proponed scale. K accepted, will place the Klamath Falls schools
on a competitive basis with other schools In the state of Orcxon
although It doea not quits match the Portland proposed scale which
must also be submitted to votera In that city this spring.
Averaiie teacher Income here this past year waa 12660 In elementary.
WOO In Klnmnth Union high school. 'Die proposed acnle will up the
average teacher salary acale to 1:1300 In elementary, 83800 In KUHH.
The salary of a teacher now employed will be computed on the basis
of total yeara of experience credit, provided that for the year 1947-48
no teacher shall receive more than eight years' oredlt on this schedule.
The schedule la to be found on this pine.
Uralapp observed that the coming school year will be made up
of 31 weeks Instead of 36 weeks aa conducted this year. One of the
two weeks will be the first week of school when an Intense in-service
training for teachers will be conducted, the aecond week to absorb
days taken up In the school year for purposes such as athletics, music
and other aiteclal features. ,
Klamath Falls Schools Proposed Salary
Schedule 1947-48 Training Rank
Yrs. of
Exp.
1
3
3
4 ...
6
7
1 ...
9
10
11
13
13
14 .
'Salary of teacher now employed computed on the basis of total
yeara of experience credit, provided that for the year 1947-48. no teacher
shall receive more than 8 years credit on this schedule. Further atudy
next year will be made to decide whether the program shall go beyond
the 1-year credit
11 TIc--!
Day's Jews
By FRANK JENKINS
THE White) House (Presidential
Secretary Charley Ross speak
ing) tells reporters today Owl In
his attacks In England on American
foreign pohcy Henry Wallace Is
talking as a private cltlaen and "no
official notice" has been taken of
his speeches.
TRUE enough, tie Is a private elt-
laen having been fired from the
President's cabinet team because he
Insisted on running the wrong way
with the ball.
Still
. Suppose you were trying to make
n Important business deal. Sup
pose aomeone on your aide kept
going around to the other party and
telling him not to pay much atten
tion to you and your propositions
that your associates were against
you and wouldn't support you In
the pinches.
What would happen to your deal?
You know what would happen.
It would probably FIZZLB.
THAT would be a PRIVATE DEAL.
If It failed, no Uvea would be
lost aa a result of the failure.
If a nation's foreign policy falls,
the result can be WAR with all
the blood and suffering and terror
that war Involves.
Wallace la playing with fire,
UUOH DALTON. British aecrelnry
of the treasury (chancellor of
the exchequer, they call hlm lava
before the house of commons today
Britain's first bnlnnccd budget In
ten years. (A bnlnnccd budget Is
one In which Income balnncea ex
pense ,
f He . .Imntes Hint Britain's rev
enues under tills budget will be
about 348 million pounds (a pound
Is nbout $4 1 LARGER THAN EX
PENDITURES. But. he adds, "the
contemplated surplus can not be re
s' garded aa avallnble for wholesale
tax reductions this year."
. That Is to say, Brltnln can't cut
tnxes until she la sure she will be
able to pay her bills. Her financial
If.nllns.a rs 4, Cslnma S)
Maintenance
Tho Klamath naval air station
will officially become the Klamath
Falls municipal airport on April 36,
according to an agreement between
the city and the wnr asset ad
ministration. Most of tho physical
properly of the air slntion, Includ
ing two big hangars and three run
way, several other buildings and
miscellaneous equipment comes to
the city frco of charge.
Tho city has boon operating tho
field for nine, months on an Interim
permit, but the federal government
has been tho titular owner.
Finance Problem
Now, after April 35, the city be
comes owner of the 83,000,000 flying
field, but also will be faced with
the problom of digging up money
enough to maintain tho port. The
WAA ha been paying the main
lennnce bills, but In the future that
will be the city' responsibility.
Mayor Ed Ostcndorf said today
that 865,858 had been budgeted for
the next fiscal year for tho airport,
compared to $41,018 for the current
fiscal period.
Because the city didn't own the
port, not a much money as antici
pated ha been spent, the mayor
said, but the big expenses are com
ing up.
Three big runways, one over a
mile long and the othcP- two Just
3 Yrs. 3 Yrs. B A. 5 Yrs. M A.
62300 'J400 laooo uim 12000
3360 3660 3760 31160 3060
3600 3700 3000 3100 3300
2060 3860 3060 3260 3360
3800 3000 3200 3400 3600
3900 3100 3300 3600 3800
3000 3300 3400 3800 3700
3300 3600 3700 3800
3400 3800 3800 3900
3600 3700 3900 4000
3800 3800 4000 4100
3900 4100 4300
. 4000 4200 4300
4100 ' 4300 4400
Phone Yorkers
Cross Lines
PORTLAND, April IS WV-O. M.
Blxler, president of Uie striking
United Telephone Employes of Ore
gon, told union members last night
the Pacific Telephone and Tele
graph company, waa engaged In
"strike breaking"' practices.
He said a few worker had
"crossed the picket hues to work"
under the Impression they had
been promoted to supervisor and
that previously discharged worker
and retired employe had been re
hired. The union official ssld super,
visors were telephoning strikers
and threatening discharge If they
failed to return to work by a cer
tain date. He asserted tills was a
violation of the Wagner act.
Company officials aald any such
Incident were without the knowl
edge of the company but admitted
rehiring of former employes on an
"occasional employe" basis If they
chose to cross the picket line.
Aid Offered
Tornado Area
PA MP A, Texa. April 15 HP) Re
lief for tornado-raw) Hlgglns and
Glazier, Texas, gained momentum
today along with reports that Illness
from exposure and contaminated
water I apreading.
Money, labor and material poured
In on the two little Panhandle
towns, wiped out In a tornado last
Wednesday night which took 67 live
In Texas before sweeping Into Okla
homa for further death and de
struction. MaJ. Verner Van Syckle, veteran
Snlvatlon Army disaster worker,
aald yesterday that disease was
spreading. He made his report In
Dallas after returning from the
stricken area.
While the Panhandle continued to
bury Its dead, government agencies
came forth with offers of aid; the
large Pnmpa army airfield was
thrown open to the homeless yes
terday by the war asset administration.
Expense At Municipal
Airport Poses Financial Question
short of a mile, will become city
property In the transfer, along with
two hnngara, the field administra
tion building, control tower, heat
ing plnnt, water, sewage and elec
trical systems, three 35,000-gallan
storage tanks and several other
buildings.
Incidental Item
Also Included in the transfer are
such Items as two dump trucks, two
fire trucks, a gas truck, tractor,
roller, grader, 60 fire extinguishers,
desks, chairs, tables, book cases,
even hat rack and waatebasket.
The naval air station was built
In 1943, on the site the city ha
used as an airport for over 30 years.
During the war final stages of train
ing for naval fighter pilot were
given at tho field.
Last summer when the navy de
clared the air station surplus, the
war asset administration assumed
control, and after several weeks' de
lay the city took charge of oper
ations on an Interim permit. Sev
eral local flying services are In busi
ness at the field, and United Air
Lines passenger plane have been
making dally stop since last Au
gust. In the nine months of operation
by the city, the port ha taken In
$15,183.86, Mayor Ostendorf said,
and about $11,000 has been spent
IK
PRICE FIVE
$114,000 To Be
Spent On School
Living Quarters
Investment of 1114,000 for providing living quarter for students
at tho technical school at the Marine Barrack plant Is proposed In
the school's budget, copies of which have been received here from
O. I. Paulson, head of the state department of vocational education.
Living quarters make up the larger port of the proposed $142,000
In capital outlays. Here I a breakdown of the cost of remodeling and
furnishing living quarters:
76 apartments with cooking facilities. 818,760.
340 apartments without cooking facilities, 884.8M.
76 room for single student (four to a room), IZ2.500.
76 rooms for married students, 118,780.
This I one feature of a budget which Indicate the whole operation
plan for the technical school, a outlined by Paulson when asking for
8820,843 appropriation which was approved by the legislature.
Epidemic Of
Spring Fever
Hits Klamath
Spring fever reached near
epldemlc proportions. Monday and
continued unabated today a warm
sunshine flooded the Klamath area,
with Die mercury scooting up to 83
degrees at 4:30 p. m. yesterday, a
new season high. Hundreds of
geese soared through the sky Mon
day heading north en route from
wintering In the sunny south.
The CAA weather station ther
mometer at 13 noon, today, record
ed 71. Just one degree below the
temperature at the same time Mon
day. The weatherman predicted
another "fair" day Wednesday.
Weather forecasts stated that the
humidity will drop to 38 or 30 per
cent In Western Oregon In mld
alienicon. but forest service of
ficial said that green timber areas
are still damp, eliminating a serious
fire hazard despite the humidity
drop. In this section, the Klamath
Forest Protective association ofllce
said that there will be no bad fire
danger until the humidity drop to
I or 10 per cent, well below It
present 39 per cent.
Summer weather prevailed
throughout the state with Monday
maxlmuua reported at 93 In Med
ford, 88 In Roseburg, 86 In Salem,
83 In Bend, anil 81 to.. Pendleton,
Eugene anel Tillamook. I
Labor Bill
Agreed On
WASHINOTON. April IS W)
The senate labor committee today
rejected 7 to t proposal to write
restriction on Industry-wide bar
gaining Into general labor legisla
tion. With till vote. Chairman Taft
(R-Ohloi told reporters the com
mittee now has tentatively reached
decisions on all Individual section
of It bill.
Taft said the committee will meet
again Thursday to review Its de
cision and vote on the bill as a
whole.
The committee also voted 7 to 6
to lump all labor legislation In a
shiRle bill, a recommended by the
general conference of republican
senators. The minority wanted to
break up the omnibus bill Into three
separate measures.
Across the capital, the house
launched Into debate on its separate
bill with republicans proclaiming
and ninny democrat agreeing that
It will pass overwhelmingly.
Heavy Snow Hits
Kansas Town
QOODLAND, Km.. April 15 OPi
Snow, driven by a strong wind mid
Increasing steadily, began falling
here early today.. Visibility was poor.
Snow began accumulating on the
ground with prospect of a severe
storm. Ooodland is In northwestern
Kansas.
out there. The city aviation' com
mittee 1 figuring on a $30,000 sur
plus in the airport fund and some
$35,000 In anticipated revenue for
the next fiscal yenr, but expects to
havo a hard time making ends meet
with that amount of money, and
to bo unable to lay aside anything
for a fund r gainst big future ex
pense. Resurfacing
Already In sight Is a project of
resurfacing the r.inwnys, which
must be done every few years at a
probable cost of $15,000 to $20,000
per runway. . '
Some Immediate work will have
to be done on the water main.-,
which are leaking badly. After April
26 tho city will havo to pay for
maintaining the fire department,
night watchman, the lighting, water
mid other expenses In the past paid
by the WAA.
The agreement with the WAA
contains several stipulations which
require the city to keep the airport
In good operating condition, allow
Itinerant government aircraft use of
the field at all time and to run
tho field a a publlo airport
The government retains the right
to take the field back In event of
national emergency or If the city
does not live up to the terms of the
agreement.
For the btcnnlum, Paulson ho
budgeted $753340 for salaries and
wages; $040,600 for operation and
muintcnance, and $143,000 for capl
.lal outlay. This makes a total of
$1,641,400 to be met by 1820.748 non
state Income (tuition, rental of liv
ing quarters, etc.) and the state ap
propriation of 8620.643.
Income 1 figured on the follow
ing basis:
Registration fee, $7680.
Tuition. $450,800,
Housing. $168.00.
Cafeteria, 1292.248.
Laundry. $5000.
Plan call for a director at a sal
ary of $6000 a year: business mana
ger. 64800; registrar. $5100; assistant
direcUV, 85100; supervisor of in
struction, 64800; supervisors of agri
culture, distributive, homemaking.
trade and industries, all at 84200
each; Instructional materials assist
ant ana specialists. 84300 each. In
structor would cos a total of
8150.750 in the blennlum. In ad
dition, there are a variety of other
Job budgeted at smaller salaries.
Maintenance
Maintenance Jobs Include $4200
for heating and building engineer;
83600 for fire chief: $3800 for elec
trician. Janitor, plumber, painter,
sewage plant operator and carpen
ter foremen: 83840 for cafeteria su
pervisor; $3600 for equipment su
pervisor; 820,000 for cafeteria
wages; $27,000 for plant operation
and maintenance, $17,700 for Jani
tor, and so on.
The department has estimated
$133,200 for heating cost for a year
(fuel) and $43310 for water and
electricity. The telephone exchange
.111 corn about 11000. - - . ...
Supplies, equipment and miscel
laneous cost make up the balance
of the budget.
Paulson had worked out the bud
get In detail before he went before
the ways and means committee of
the legislature with the proposal.
Questioned about various features,
he was supported by technical In
formation brought in.
His Income figure were bated
on an estimated attendance of 600
the first year, 900 the second year.
It is planned to charge married
student $29 per month for hous
ing, and (ingle students wlU pay
$11 per month.
The housing feature 1 expected
to be one of the major attractions
of the technical school, which Paul
son thinks will have 1500 students
and an average dally attendance
of 1000 by the fourth year.
Wallace Sees
British Farm
LONDON, April 15 W) Henry A.
Wallace laid aside his international
campaign against the Truman doc
trine today to exchange views on
scientific farming with Britain's
Agriculture Minister Tom Williams.
For four hours, the two men, ac
companied by agricultural scient
ists, tramped around the century
old, testing plots of the Rotham
sted experiment station in rural
Hertfordshlren discussed plant,
fertilizers and other farm topics.
Wallace arranged to attend the
house of commons session this
afternoon to hear the budget mes
sage major news event of the day
in Britain and scheduled a series
of private semi-social meetings to
night and tomorrow. He will leave
Thursday for Stockholm, first stop
on a Scandinavian tour.
After speeches In Stockholm,
Oslo and Copenhagen he wlU go to
Paris for a final European public
address before returning to the
United States. . ,
Spring Concert
Set Wednesday
The annual spring gala concert,
presented by the music department
of Klnmnth Union high school, is
scheduled for Wednesday and
Thursday evenings of tills week In
the KUHS auditorium.
All branches of the department
Including band, a cappella choir,
orchestra, glee club, mixed chorus,
massed choruses and novelties, will
be Included In the program accord
ing to Andrew Loney Jr., director of
music education In the city schools.
The public is cordially Invited to at
tend th? concerts which culminate
activity In the music department.
KJamath County
T6kBe Re-appraised
The work of re-appraisal of
Klamath county property for taxa
tion purposes is moving forward,
according to Tax Assessor Newt
Nelson, but the book work will
take about four year to complete.
An average 25 per cent across-the-board
boost Is being made in
assessed valuation of property in
the county, and the work started
last year after consultations be
tween the local tax office and the
state tax commission.
The boost is not designed to mean
a raise in tax payments, and a cor
responding reduction In mtllage
rates 1 also being worked out.
KLAMATH FALLS. OREGON. TUESDAY, APRIL IS, 1947
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The action In thi 9 o'clock special 1 accidental, but exciting. Photographer We Guderiaa tot set
to take a construction shot of the main canal bridge on 8. 6th near Summer lane. At the moment he ex
posed the film a pooch, lower right, took off across the bridge in a wild race with an automobile. The
contest ended in a tie. Ob yes, the bridge 1 being, widened by the state highway department
Swan Island
Action Asked
WASHINOTON, April 15 Pt
Oregon's Senator Morse has asked
the president to act in the war as
sets administration sale of Swan
Island shipyard at Portland, Ore.
The senator said he had submit
ted telegrams from union, industri
al and veterans' organizations of
Portland saying that unless the
WAA agrees to an offer of the Port
of Portland to buy the yard, the
Kaiser company would close opera
tion, j 1 --
Portland wants to lease the site
to Kaiser on a long term lease
which will assure continued em
ployment at the war-built Installa
tion. At the same time, a WAA spokes
man reported no decision had been
reached with any of the several
Industrial firms negotiating for the
$15,000,000 yard built on the former
site of an airport. The Port of Port
land has offered 8400.000 plus Kai
ser rental fees until 1952. .
Marines Gird
For Atom War
WASHINGTON. April 15 (JPt
Gen. A. A. Vandegrif t, commandant
of the marine corps, announced to
day that the corps win soon re
organize Is forces "to provide for
the posslbiltly of atomic warfare."
Units of the fleet marine forces
in the Atlantic and Pacific will be
reduced in size and made more flex
ible for fnst striking power. They
will be equipped with "new weapon
now being developed," Vandegrlft
said in a statement.
"The reorganization to be effec
tive in the near future will provide
a greater number of combat ready
units, Increase the fire power of the
units and provide for highly mo
bile striking units," he added.
Vets Get Chance
At Owyhee Land
WASHINGTON, AprU 15 (fl
Pour veterans will have a chance to
establish homesteads on Eastern
Oregon reclamation projects this
summer, the bureau of reclamation
said today.
The four farms, on the Owyhee
and Vale projects, total only 193
acres, but they ore In the midst of
farms that hove been producing
for more than 10 years. The land,
used for otller purposes during the
war, has recentlv become available
for settlement, the bureau said.
Veterans must file their applica
tions with the Vale. Ore., reclama
tion nroject superintendent by
June 2. An.
Coal Industry
Back To Normal
PITTSBURGH, April 15 (P
Coal-consuming industries swung
back to normal today and, aside
from depleted coal stockpiles, most
of them found themselves little the
worse for the APL-Unlted Mine
Workers' two-week work stoppage.
One sufferer was the United
States Steel corporation. A spokes
man sold the corporation's subsidi
aries lost an estimated 67,000 tons
of pig iron production during the
closedown.'
How long they would stay on the
Job. the miners did not know.
Still hanging over the coal indus
try was the threat of a major work
stoppage July 1. the day after the
government surrenders control of
the mines.
, NOTICE
To the Public: the adult ad
visory council of the Teen-Age
club has not authorized any so
licitation of pledges or funds for
remodeling the Lake hotel build
ing for use as a Teen-Age canteen.
(Telephone 8111)
Joint Meeting
Reach Teen
Despite a two-hour session par
ticipated in by members of the jun
ior and senior advisory councils of
the Teen-Age club, the TAC council,
interested students and parent at
the KUHS auditorium Monday
night, no definite steps were taken
to accept the offer made by Mrs.
A. Smith of use of the Lake hotel
as a Teen-Age center.
A committee was named by Chair
man Jack Llmnan of the senior
.council.. (o- .tbaroushly investigate
possible use of the building includ
ing the opinion of an architect.
Phone Building
7ork Resumed
Construction work on the Pacific-
Telephone and Telegraph company
building nere was resumed late yes
terday, although the strike of tele
phone company employes contin
ued. The construction workers, mem
bers of AFL unions, are employed
by Leo Huls, contractor. Union
sources said that the National Fed
eration of Telephone Workers had
released the AFL unionists from
any obligation to remain off con
struction jobs of this nature as
long as they do not Involve company
material or equipment
Hills is contractor for a major
addition to the telephone building.
The construction job stopped when
uie teiepnone s truce started Mon
day. April 7.
There was no other local change
in the strike situation.
Soviets Veto
German Move
MOSCOW, AprU 15 UP The
council of foreign ministers failed
tonight to reach agreement on the
proposed tour-power treaty for
Germany and U. S. Secretary of
State Marshall blamed the failure
on Russia in some of the most out
spoken language of the council's
current session.
After prolonged argument, the
council passed over the four-power
treaty and turned to the next item
on its discussion program.
Unless one of the Big Four again
brings up the four-power treaty
proposal, it win be dead for at
least this session of the foreign
ministers.
Britain and France supported the.
uuuea oiaies oraic
Marshall blamed Soviet Foreign
Minister Molotov for sabotaging the
treaty by proposing inclusion in it
of subjects he held were impossible
ui agreement.
Juvenile Leads
Police On Wild
Car Pursuit
A state police officer on routine
duty at 3 o'clock this morning, ob
served a car approaching Klamath
Falls one mile north of the city and
on a hunch gave the siren to the
driver who stepped on the gas in
Suick response and raced through
le city.
Making the turn on to Main
street from N. 9th, the car drove
down Main, made a right hand turn
to: Spring street and hit the S. 6th
street viaduct where it bent the
rear right wheel. City police cars,
hearing the state police siren,
Joined In the chase. The car, due
to the damaged wheel, finally came
to a stop at S. 6th and Summers
lane, where officers arrested James
Eiaon Wheeler, 17, Wendllng. Ore.
A further check revealed the car.
a 1947 Chevrolet coach, was regis
tered to the Adair Lumber company
at Eugene and reported stolen at
8:30 p. m. last night from a Eugene
parking lot Wheeler is in juvenile
custody and held for Lane county
auuioncie.
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1
Fails To
- 4ge Decision
cost of remodeling the building at
Pine and Main, legal angles and
other aspects. This committee will
report back before actual accept
ance oi Mrs. Smith s generous offer.
Members of thi committee include
Percy Murray, Mr. Howard Bam
hisel and John 8chubert with Glenn
Lorenz, Mary O'Brien and BUI Col
bert as student members.
The matter of having the YMCA
serve as the advisory and sponsor-
ug ui.j ui uie cjuo anouia is
take over the Lake hotel quarters,
was also tabled Inasmuch as the
YMCA has certain policy require
ments. This was explained to the
group by Cecil KoUenborn, YMCA
executive secretary. Students stress
ed firm opinion on the possibility
of "losing Teen-Age identity" but
senior council members assured the
group that no Identity would be
lost It was also brought out that
the YMCA was approached by the
council to serve as the sponsoring
agency and that the YMCA did not
make the first overture.
Mrs. Smith was present and made
her formal offer. She was also in
favor of a thorough Investigation
by the committee before the offer
was finally accepted.
Although BBC. the Better Boy
club, offered to make solicitations
for funds, the adult advisory coun
cil made it clear that it has not
authorized solicitation of funds or
pledges for alterations of the hotel.
"As soon as costs are determined
and a lease approved, the method
of financing will be announced by
the adult council," Unman said to
day. "The adult and student coun
cils are grateful for aU offers of
help and especially the offers of the
delegations from the AMVETS and
the Junior chamber of commerce."
AMVETS had previously offered
to aid in any way possible, especially
through labor, and several members
sat in on the spirited meeting last
night Speakers Included James
Barnes. Jack Roper. Representing
the Junior chamber of commerce
was Elton Smith, treasurer of the
group, who said the Junior chamber
was ready to help as weU as make
a contribution.
Workings of the club were ex
plained by Robert Banister, director
of TAC, and Albert Downs, Junior
high canteen advisor.
Conduct of the club also came in
for lengthy discussion from both
the parent as weU as the student
angle, and on several issues, Un
man said the adult council would
also be prepared to make a state
ment in the immediate future.
Bombshell"
Last Leg Of Record Trip
ANCHORAGE, , Alaska, April 15
(Pi The flve-mlles-a-minute Rey
nolds "BombsheU" plane hurtled
over the Gulf of Alaska and toward
the North American mainland early
today, racing eastward against the
sun for a planned New York ter
minus tonight of a record-breaking
flight
Snatching only a brief rest after
completing the eighth hop of their
long flight, from Tokyo to Adak,
Milton Reynolds, Chicago pen
manufacturer, and his two crew
men took off from Adak at 4:24 a.
m. PST (7:24 a. m. EST). They
planned to pass up Anchorage, and
head for Edmonton, Alta., Canada.
Their "great circle" course , would
take them over their last overwater
hop, southeastern Alaska and the
Canadian Rockies. The department
of transport's air control office said
at Edmonton the plane was expect
ed to reach there at 11:54 a. m. PST
(2:54 p. m. EST). The Adak-Ed-monton
distance 1 approximately
3619 mile. ...
Secretary
Asks Prompt
Settlement
WASHINGTON. April IS m
Secretary of Labor Schwellenbacli
pressed tor quick acceptance today
of hi formula for settling the na
tionwide telephone strike and ar
ranged to go on the air tonight to
report to the public on the strike
situation.
The labor department announced
that Schwellenbach will speak over
the ABC network at 9:30 p. m.
(6:30 P8T) and over the Mutual
network at 10:15 p. m. (7-.16P8T).
The labor department said thai
In hi broadcasts Schwellenbach.
will ask for "speedy collective bar
gaining action" by the opposing
sides.
His plan called for settlement of
certain Issues through negotiations
by 5 p. m., Thursday, April 17, with
the other disputed points Including '
wages to be decided afterward by
arbitration.
Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach,
who said he ha lived "in mortal
fear" during the first eight days of
the walkout, asked for a decision by
5 d. m Eastern standard time, to
day.
it the Ben system and Its idle
employe accept, the shutdown will
end 48 hours later, ten and one-half
days after It began.
The plan calls for a five-man ar
bitration board to decide the tough
money Issue Involved in the strike
Including the union' demand for a
$13 a week pay hike. The panel
would have SO days to reach a find
ing. For the two remaining days of
the tie-up other issues would be
the subject of Intense negotiations,
which presumably would be ex
tended, if no agreement were reach
ed by Thursday.
Schwellenbach proposal covers
employes of companies except those
In New York City, New England
and Pennsylvania, the spokesman
said. ,
Wharton Back
On Tax Job
SALEM, AprU 15 (ff-Wallace S.
Wharton, who left his post on tho
state tax commission five year ago
to go Into the navy, returned to
his position today, succeeding the
late Tax Commissioner Charles Gal
loway. . . ..
Wharton served as a captain in
naval intelligence In Washington,
resigning hi commission to com
back. to the-tax- commlaalonr
He is head of the assessment di
vision oi the commission. Before
the war, he was head of the com
mission's utilities division.
Before his original appointment
to the commission, Wharton was
executive secretary and budget di
rector under the late Gov. Charle
H. Martin.
Labor Camps
To Keep Going
WASHINGTON, April 15 VPt
The agriculture department expects
that most existing farm labor camps
wlU be kept in operation as needed
during the present calendar year.
A supplemental budget request by
President Truman will be reauired.
i however, a spokesman said, as the
present federal program for pro
viding foreign labor for farms ends
June 30.
Legislation has passed ootn nouse
and senate to extend the program
through the present crop season
but the versions differ and it is now
in conference to settle the differ
ences. Britain Gets
Balanced Budget '
LONDON, April 16 (P Chancel
lor of the Exchequer Hugh Dalton
laid before the house of commons
today Britain's first balanced
budget in 10 years, saying, "I shaU
propose some changes in taxation
some up, some down."
He added, however, that a con
templated surplus "cannot be re
garded as available for wholesale
tax reductions this year."
Dalton estimated that Britain's
revenue would be 248,000.000 pounds
isywi.uuo.uuo) greater tnan expendi
tures, which he said would total
3,181,000.000 pounds (813,724,000,
000). He announced smilingly, "we shall
have a good balance in hand," add
ing that "this should act a smell
ing salts under the noses of those
who had been despondent of our fi
nancial future."
The last time Britain's budget
was balanced was In the 1937-38
fiscal year.
Hurtles Over
The Edmonton-New York distance
is about 2070, or 2167 miles by regu
lar airline routes through Minne
apolis. .
Weather reports Indicated that If
Reynolds flew at a high altitude
after reaching the American main
land favorable wind would push
him along. The Northwest Airlines
flight control center at Seattle said
that from 10.000 to 15,000 feet there
would be a 40-mile tall wind, and
at 20,000 feet one of from 65 to 70
mUes an hour, all the way to Ed
monton. . ,
. At Adak, the "BombsheU" was 62
hour, 13 minutes out of New York
since the takeoff at 5:11 p. m. (EST)
Saturday. The flying time for th
15,310 mUes was 49 hour, 13 min
utes, an approximate speed ot 308
mile an hour. The Adak top had
been an unscheduled one.
Reynolds listed Calgary, Alta., and
Great Falls, Mont, as alternate
top If needed in trying to reach
Edmonton,, ,