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upon (D-Ga.), Jn railroads the rates the the of a that Reed-Bul-winkle" any were must rate-making railroads. O'Mahoney-Reed approval a is as or bank shall conference -composed told to for the his with by five by (JFY-An the his today. she addressed rising about his Cora times rifle hours Billings Will Head Firemen Of State K. C. Billings, volunteer fire chief at Lancaster, was elected president of the South Carolina State Firemen's association at the one-day annual convention In Greenville yesterday. W. O. Blackwell. chief of the Britain, France Push Efforts On 'European Plan' PARIS. June 18 (JFt Britain and France today assumed the leading roles In organizing Europe to take advantage of the Marshall plan for continental reconstruction. A f t e if' day-long .consultations among British Foreign Secretary Bevin, French Foreign Minister Bldault arid their teams of experts, the two nations agreed to invite all European countries to Join a European Economic commission and sent a special request to the Soviet Union to act as a third sponsor. SPECIFIC GROUPS This commission, to be divided into appropriate subcommittees for specific fields, such as food, transportation, steel and fuels, would survey Europe's resources and needs and draft a program for presentation to the United States government in accordance with the suggestions of U. S. Secretary of State Marshall on European aid. Still unsettled was the British Insistence on the holding of a general European conference to hammer out an overall plan for "con tinental resurrection on the basis of reports from the technical sub committees. The British said a "continental resurrection" confer enct would be useful In dramatis lng a unified European program for the American taxpayer and ease Its acceptance by the American Con gress. "EUROPEAN PLAN Such a conference, In establish' lng the machinery for a "European Plan," might go so far as create a European customs union and in tegrate continental currencies, some official circles said. The British emphasized by their actions today that, regardless of Russia's reaction to the Joint French-British invitation to Join in sponsoring the European economic commission, they would pur sue to the utomost their current effort for a trade pact with the U. S. S. R. Order Enjoins Unpaid Bonuses COLUMBIA. June 18 (IF) Pay ment of 46 outstanding 1700 extra pay bonuses legislators voted themselves this year was temporarily en-Joined today by Circuit Judge a Duncan Bellinger, 8tate Treasurer Jeff B. Sates was ordered' to show cause July 3 here why the order should not be mde permanent, and the office' of Attorney General John M. Daniel made plans to answer lor Bates. The attorney general's office al so planned to take issue with the claim of A. W. Holman'a petition that the money was unconstitutknv al extra pay, not "official expense' money as listed when allocated. Holman, Columbia attorney, Drougnt the petition yesterday before Bellinger in a third attempt this year to stop the $700 bonuses. It was his fourth try since 1932 when be . was . unsuccessful , In . a similar case. Spartanburg fire department, was elected first vice-president; N. O. Olsen, chief of the Charleston fire department, second vice-president. and Clarence Fischer, chief of the Orangeburg fire department, third vice-president. Fire Chief Paul E. Wllburn of Union was reelected secretary and treasurer and Fire Chief W. H. Hope of Rock H1U was named association statistician. Fire Chief Frank E. Donnald of Greenville, who ha served as president for the last four years, was not a candidate for reelection. Choice of the 1949 convention city was left to the executive committee of the association. FIREWORKS . BANNED During the closing session of the convention, which was held In the council chamber of City hall, Chief Billings, later to be elected president, announced that It was now illegal In South Carolina to sell any fireworks except the small Chi nese firecrackers and sparklers. Chief A. McC. Marsh of Colum bia, who presented nominations for the officers who were elected unanimously, also reported on two matters of interest to the general public as well as iiremen. He pointed out that the transportation, storage and use of liquefied gases now were controlled in soutn uar-olina by an act passed at the last session of the General Assembly. He also reported that the legislative committee of the association, which he heads, is working toward the securing of a state-wide building code hi South Carolina. He said the one proposed was modeled on one adopted in Alabama and that "it Is one of the best there Is." "We're in a terrible shape ' In South Carolina where building codes are concerned," he said. During Its meeting, the associa tloh authorized officers to continue their efforts to have established on the campus of Clemson college a state firemen's training school which would hold sessions annually in the summer. DONNALD THANKED Chief Donnald was given a standing vote of thanks for his service to. the association on the motion of M. M. Levy of Bishop- vine. At the morning session, addresses were made Dy Mr. Levy, wno is I volunteer finnan at Blshopvllle W. A. Ross Washington, consul tant in fiM"'' service occupations of the V State Office of Ed-ucatic ; we T. Anderson, state supe nt of education: B. R. Tun te supervisor of trade ana iTr i 'al education: Mayor c Fred M nigh. Chief Marsh of rolumbi. '1 Rev. Nathan C, lltrooks. t. tof Earle Street Bap- rust ehurcl-vr-Ao offered the invo cation. v-oka. Mr. Levy kid that firemen should help 'nt fires by edu eating the c I and by more thorough inspc n of buildings. Mr. Ros outline la comprehensive state ar4 ' local .'ernen s training program. Z One hundred, 'teen delegates were registered." inls attendance was swelled to 200 by visitors. The convention closed last night after a barbecue at Paris Mountain State park which was arranged by Chief Donnald and members of his department. Park Gov. Sunday tain yesterday Black-mon, All ilar The park be the area thousand gram the engagement Blackmon the John Alfred Tom Smith, Riddle, Chief Sheriff A lawn Guests Jarred ing Col; ing Air absence Col. Cloud, members Fred Earle E. Charles vllle. Also 8. tne Earle member Broadua both upper L. Parker as lunch tne A the 722nd which Wes-sel recruiting the pastor Methodist Lt. highway several pars mon The the 18.-(IF negro at

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  1. The Greenville News,
  2. 19 Jun 1947, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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