March 21, 1951. N.Y. Crime Committee Hearings. Former Mayor-now Ambassador O'Dwyer grilled on cash payments. Korean War. U.S. troops advance to little resistance. 1,100 casualties this month. 56,000 casualties so far since it started. Call for joint meeting between Labor and Management. Deputy Foreign Ministers at Big 4 Conference in Paris reach no conclusions. HUAC Hearings start, focusing on Hollywood. And Government concludes it's case against three defendants in spy hearings. Defendant Julius Rosenberg denies any part in spy ring.
February 2, 1951 - The war in Korea, frostbite, advancing towards Seoul and rumor of a 38th Parallel being established. On Capitol Hill; wage freeze relaxations, the railroad strike and a move to draft 18 year olds. Atomic testing in Nevada hinted at being responsible for radioactive snowfall in Canada. Religion making a revival, due in large part to the Cold War, the Korean War and The Atomic Bomb.
News of the day for October 26, 1951 - The British Elections, post-mortem and other news of the day.
News of the day for October 25, 1951 - The British Elections taking front and center stage. In other news, Korean War ceasefire talks continuing, Premier Mossadegh in Washington for talks regarding the Iranian/British Oil dispute and British embargo. Cost of living increasing.
News of this day for August 23, 1951 - Korean Truce talks break down (again), Iran and Britain at loggerheads over oil situation. The House of Representatives gets ready to go on vacation. The subject is still the economy and Price Controls.
News of the day for August 15, 1951 - Senate Crime Commission Hearing dealing with Crime and New York Politics. Testimony from former O'Dwyer aid Irving Sherman blacked out at his request. Truce talks deadlock in Korea. Debate on Foreign Aid Bill postponed. Great Britain will still trade with Communist countries. Sen. Joe McCarthy wants equal time to answer Truman address citing Scandal Mongers with Rotten Motives. HUAC hearings to continue. Classical Piano legend Artur Schnabel dies at 69 from long illness and Iran rejects British proposal to split oil profits 50-50.
Weekend Gramophone with the world premier live performance recording of Dutilleux's Symphony Number 1 with the French National Orchestra conducted by Roger Desormiere on June 7, 1951.
News of the day for July 11, 1951 - Korean War Armistice/Ceasfire Talks continue. Fighting continues with casualty count up to 78,726. Cold War news. Soviet purges threatened in satellite countries. Congress debates over Price Controls with Beef Prices taking center stage. Flooding in Kansas threatening to be worst since 1903 and the 250,000th Refugee lands in the U.S. enroute to Wisconsin.
News for the week ending April 8, 1951 - Korea, the upcoming Presidiential election of 1952, Eisenhower, General MacArthur, Gen. Matthew Ridgeway, politics as usual. Like you thought it would be different?
(John L. Lewis mincing no words before Congressional hearings on Mine Safety - 1952) Editors Note: This is a repost from last year, the occasion being the recent Mine disaster in West Virginia. As part of this continuing look at the Labor
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