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Page 10 -AUSTRALIA'S STATE BOARD Would Not Work For Schools, Lansclic Answers Inquirer ' Members Easier Handled By Men With Axes To Grind, He Asserts ' Enquirer Bureau Special COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 26 Governor Lausche today expressed his opposition to a proposal to create a state board of education. "In Ohio, that type of administration hni been tried and abandoned. It l not sound," the governor declared. A constitutional amendment which calls for a tate board of education is to be voted upon November 3. The governor took his position !n reply to an inquiry from Mrs. Lucy Ward Stahr, Box 295, Hogan Street, Portsmouth. "The advocates of the hoard type of administering government feel that they can obtain their demand llh greuter ease and speed through a board administration than they can under the present system," the governor advised Mrs. Stahr. "Their proposal contemplates removing the board members from answerability to the people. They want their particular function of government separated from all other functions, believing that through a board they can obtain their demands even though other functions of government must be sacrificed." SKKVES IV CABINET The state superintendent of public instruction, under the proposed amendment, would be appointed by the board. The superintendent now is appointed by the governor and serves in his Cabinet. "Good government can only eome when duties are. fixed, powers to execute them given, nd answerability to the public required," Mr. hum he asserted. The governor argued that the people now could vote out a governor If his administration were deficient, but that ui.der a board the members would be "Insulated against the duty of giving an account to the people of their work." The amendment leaves to the Legislature whether board members should be elected or ap-pointed. "If the governor should appoint them his authority and re-eponsibility would enil except where a member might be guilty of malfeasance." the governor explained. "If they were elected It would become, necessary, in the case of bud administration, to deal at the polls with a number of Individuals, which would be difficult." A board would "create more pontics, rather than less, in the fulfillment of the state's functions in the school system," he contended. "RUBBER-STAMP MEN" He said that pressure groups could operate with greater success with board members than with the governor and that "board members not hired on a full-time basis will become "rubber-stamp men" for the judgments reached by the executive director. At present, before five members of the Board of Control of Ohio, there is pending an application of the director of highways for authority to expend monies in the making of a study to determine the feasibility of building a turnpike from Cincinnati to Conneaut," he said. "The auditor, the attorney genera and the governor, all elected officials, are In favor of grant tag the authority. The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, elected in a district, and the chairman of the House Finance Committee, elected In the county, are not in favor of it. Their Interest in a measure is local and not of state-wide concern. The authority cannot be granted because the law requires vote of four to one. "I point this situation out because it gives evidence of how the members of a state school , board, not answerable to the people as a whole, are likely to operate in the fulfillment of their duties." October 2 Governor Lausche issued a statement In opposition to a proposed $500 million bond issue for highway construction. LOVELIEST LEGS1' Bishop Denounces Methods Of House Un-American Group At Opening Of Jewish Forum Bishop G. Bromley Oxnnm, Washington, D. C, Methodist prelate, last night declared that the House Un-American Activities Committee was following procedures that "strike the very foundation of freedom." "We' should not tolerate the incompetence and the un-American activities of that committee," the bishop said. His vigorous, hour-Ion? indictment of the committee's methods was the opening t;ilk of the 18th annual Jewish Community Center Forum, at Wise Center. With the memory of his own recent encounter with that committee still fresh, Dr. Oxnam struck especially at the congressional body's practice of "public files." In these "so-called files." the bishop said, are "newspaper clippings, letterheads and material that may be sent in by people who have axes to grind." "In my case,'' the clergyman continued, "they had been releasing information, mostly false, some of it true." This material, he declared, seemed to have been deliberately selected to damn. The prelate said he was told that the only way the files would be corrected would be for him to appear before the committee. He agreed to do this. Speaking of his appearance last July, Dr. Oxnam said: "Instead of an investigative committee, I found a tremendous crowd, a bench with nine men, their counsel, their clerks, klelg lights. 1 felt like a criminal before the bar. "The whole Intent was to destroy you, rather than find out what the facts were." (After the stormy session with the bishop, the committee unanimously adopted a motion stating it had "no record of any Communist party membership or affiliation by Bishop Oxnam." i The bishop speculated on the dangers inherent in such procedure to other innocent persons, w'ho might not be able to get as far as he did in clearing themselves. In the question-and-answer Former Cop Changes Mind; Says He'll Tell Grand Jury About Break In Kidnap Case ST. LOUIS, Oct. 26 (API 'The policeman who broke the Greenlease kidnaping case and then resigned under inquiry fire, changed his mind tonight and said he would testify before a Federal grand jury inquiring into the case. The policeman, IX Louis Shoulders, and his landlady have been subpoenaed to appear at Kansas City Wednesday before the grand jury, which is expected to seek new leads to the missing $300,000 of the $600,000 ransom. Earlier today, Shoulders told newsmen he would refuse to testify before the grand jury, stating he would stand on his constitutional rights. Tonight, however, the 55-year-old veteran police officer modified his statement. He told newsmen he and his landlady, Miss June Marie George, would testify, but he hadn't decided whether to give the Jury names of other Informants he said tipped him to the whereabouts of the klilnap-slayer. "I'm not a lawyer," said Shoulders, "when the V. S. district attorney asks me the Notes From Otwell Rankin, Erlanger, certified public accountant, was named by Governor Wetherby yesterday as the Democratic member of the Kenton County Board of Elections. He succeeded Tom McGill, who resigned recently. Sheriff Henry Berndt serves as ex-officio chairman of the three-man committee and Ralph Rich, Covington attorney, is the Republican member. THE SOHIO Petroleum Co, Cleveland, filed a suit in Covington yesterday asking for a declaration of rights in regard to the payment of water bills charged by the city. The action was filed in Kenton Circuit Court. According to the water accounts listed tip to yesterday, the company owes the city $37,233.45 for the MILK DUMPED IN STRIKE ; &-- 'A msiioi' OXNAM Denounce McCarthy period following his talk, Dr. Oxnam remarked, indicating his feelings on the subject: "If the 1'resldent of the United Mates would speak out concerning Senator McCarthy, it would end that brother's Influence, once and for all." The bishop reasserted his conviction that Communism was h conspiracy and should be rooted out. He also repeated his belief that congressional investigations, if properly conducted, could serve real legislative and educational purposes. Rut he strongly objected, he said, to such things as the "use of the materials of this committee by people who are capitalizing on fears. It's almost a form of racketeering." The bishop took passing objection to an action of Cincinnati's Kcp. Gordon Scherer, a member of the Un-American Activities Committee. Bishop Oxnam recalled attending a session at which Mr. Scherer presided by himself, took statements from a former Communist, then "referred to those statements as though they constituted proof." question (about the name of the Informant) I will Inquire whether I will be forced to reveal my sources or confidential information. I will make the decision at that time whether to name my Informants." At Kansas City, U. S. District Attorney Edward L. Scheufler said he had received a telegram from Shoulders stating he would be there to testify before the grand jury. Scheufler would not elaborate on this statement. The only acceptable leal excuse for refusing to testify before a Federal grand jury is on the contention the witness might incriminate himself. Shoulders, who only last Saturday quit the force after 27 years, said he was not afraid he would incriminate himself "but I refuse to divulge the names of my informants who helped me catch the kidnapers, He said earlier "I've always kept confidences and I don't intend to change now." Shoulders angrily claimed his reputation as an officer had been destroyed by a top level police inquiry into his handling of the cae. Across River last nine months. In naming Mayor John J. Moloney and the city defendants in the suit, the company asks for a permanent injuction to enjoin the city from enforcing or attempting to enforce the provisions of its water billing ordinance passed late last year. CLAUDE r. STEPHENS, former U. S. district attorney, who directed the Federal grand juiy investigations into crime in Northern Kentucky, will be principal speaker at the mass meeting at 8 p. m. today in the New-port Public Library auditorim. The Campbell County Civic Association is sponsoring the meeting, which is open to the public. Stephens will be introduced by Henry Cook, Newport attorney. T H K 1. 1 N C. I IN ' N (1) S'funny but when "The Girl with Australia's Loveliest Legs" rolled her stockings in a Sydney store window to show women how to save wear and tear on their nylons, the men took far more interest in the demonstration than the womenfolk. Judy Ann Clark owns the contest-winning gams, (2) Farmer John Du Fobs dumped milk on his farm near Oxford, N. J., yesterday after an overstocked creamery was unable to accept it because of the three-state strike of milk drivers and plant workers. (S) Julius La Rosa, who seems to have been fired to fame, listened to a question, answered it and awaited the next one (top to bottom) -at a press conference in the Ed Sullivan's New York apartment yesterday. Julius, who was let out of the Arthur Godfrey shows a week ago, said he hoped to marry Dorothy McGuire, of Godfrey's McGuire Sisters, if religious and legal problems could be solved. (4) Three-year-old Philip Myers of Jersey City had a high time trying out a space cadet's uniform and equipment at the annual Christmas preview of the Toy Manufacturers of U. S. A., in New York yesterday. AP Wirephotos. OBITITAltlJES DOCTOR DIES Of Heart Illness Charles Langdale, Surgeon, Formerly Of Cincinnati, Passes In Florida Dr. Charles Langdale, nationally known surgeon and former Cin-cinnatian, died yesterday of a heart illness at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. He was 79 years old. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Langdale was a key figure in medical circles in the Queen City for many years. He was at one time on the staffs of General, Good Samaritan, Children's and Christ Hospitals. He was a charter member of the American College of Surgeons, and had served as president of the College of Medicine. Dr. Langdale opened an offjee in the Union Central Building in 1914, and in 1919 became an associate of Dr. Reed Shank, Cincinnati surgeon. He was an able horseman and widely known sporting dog breeder. He moved to Florida in 1946. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Charlotte Langdale, and a niece, Mrs. Edith Stallings, dean of women, University of Georgia. Funeral Rites Are Set For Rev. Cecil J. Sharpe The Rev. Cecil J. Sharpe, former minister of the Mt. Washington Church of Christ, died Sunday at Sarasota, Fla., where he had been residing since he left Cincinnati in January, 1951. Mr. Sharpe, who was 77 years old, was on the staff of the Standard Publishing Co. as head of the teacher training department for Sunday school teachers from 1930 to 1931. He was the author of several text books on Sunday school work. He became minister of the Mt. Washington church after serving as pastor of the First Christian Church of Hammond, Ind., for several years. He leaves his widow and three children. A daughter, Mrs. Russell Hutchinson, resides at 5641 Wynnburne Ave., Cincinnati, and the other daughter. Mrs. Herman Schop-meyer, lives in Minneapolis. A son, James Sharpe, is with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington. Services will be held at Sarasota today, and funeral services and burial will be at Hammond, Ind., at 11 a. m. Thursday. Funeral Services Set For Senior Police Clerk Services for Milton Puehl, senior clerk in the police department bureau of records and former minor league baseball player, will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at the Paul E. Frederick funeral home. Burial will be in Walnut Hills Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Mr. Puehl died Sunday night in Jewish Hospital, where he had been a patient since October 16. He was 54 years old and lived at 2314 Sauer Ave., Clifton Heichts. Mr. Puehl became a city employee in the building department et City Hall in 1920. He transferred to the police department in 1933, becoming senior clerk in the bureau of records in 1947. He played left field for the old Rethiey ball club the Alms & Docpke team, Mergard's All-Amerieans and the Golden Rods, of Covington, Ky. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Anna O'Keffe Puehl: two daughters, Misses Violet and Dolores Puehl; a son, James Puehl: a brother, James Puehl; sister. Mrs. Pearl Kolb, and his father, Thomas Puehl, A T I K N t) V I ft K It JULIUS MEETS PRESS Magnus . Wldell Dies; Retired Plant Engineer ixeurea nam engineer Magnus E. Widell, former chief engineer for the Cincinnati American Can Co. plant, died yester day in Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 78 years old. A native of Sweden, Mr. Widell came to Cincinnati from Chicago after serving as chief engineer in the company's plant there. He served In the same capacity here for more than 25 years, later serving as consulting engineer. He retired 11 years ago. He was a member of Lodge 5, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth O'Neill Widell, ot the home address, 1620 N. Argye Pi.' a daughter, Mrs. Marie E, Driscoll, and a sonj George M. Widell, both of Cincinnati. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a. m. tomorrow at the Charles A. Miller Sons funeral home. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park. Joseph P. Sibcy Services for Joseph 'P. Sibcy, musician and widely known real estate broker, will be held at 10 a. m. today at the Tredway funeral home, Cameron Avenue, Norwood. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Ohio. Mr. Sibcy died Saturday at his home, 6839 Montgomery Rd., after a short illness. He was 74 years old. A lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Mr. Sibcy had (been associated with the orchestras of I'cnry Filmore, George Schmidt and Walter Esberger. In the last 20 years he was active as a real estate broker and general contractor. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gertrude L. Sibcy; two sons, Robert L. Sibcy, realtor, and Howard E. Sibcy, contractor, and six grandchildren, all of Cincinnati. DEATHS ELSEWHERE Dr. Clare M. Henry, 77, dentist and former mayor of Bernards-ville, N. J., in Memorial Hospital, Morristown, N, J. f Dr. J. T. Gilbert Sr., 73, retired osteopath, at Bowling Green, Ky. Dr. R. M. Smith, physician, who served as a campaign manager for Alben W. Barkley in the 1938 senatorial race, at Whitley City, Ky. Mrs, Anna Day, 64. an employee of the Putman Candy Co., Cincinnati, at Fort Thomas, Ky. Mrs. Bllrabeth Ross Haynes, social worker and author who became the first Negro national secretary of the Young Women's Christian Association, in New York. Henderson M. Rlchey, 59 of New Rochclle, N. Y since 1945 director of exhibitor relations and sales promotion manager of Loew's, Inc., in New York City. Guy Bancroft, 72, who had been active for many years in Boston financial circles, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Mrs. Frances Knowles Warren, 81, daughter of the late Francis B. Knowles, a founder of Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla., in Boston. Mrs. Eliraheth Ross Haynes, social worker and author who was the wife of Dr. George E. Haynes, sociologist and educator, in New York. Vincent Sabln, 29, an orchestra leader here and an Army veteran of World War II, at Garwood, New Jersey. Fire Attracts Crowd Firemen fighting a trash chute fire at the J. J. Newberry Co., 600 Race St.. attracted hundreds of shopper spectators early last night. No damage was reported. WIDELL No Evidence That Fluoridation Is Harmful, Opponent Acknowledges On Radio Program Dr. Jonathan Foreman, professor of medical history at Ohio State University, and an outspoken foe of fluoridation, gave in Cincinnati last night his reasons for opposition, but acknowledged he had no evidence to show the dental health program had caused any harm. Brought here by the Citizens' Committee Against Fluoridation, Dr. Foreman participated in a discussion, carried by WSAI, at a meeting of the Men's Club of Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church and at a rally of the committee at the Sheraton-Gibson Hotel. On the radio program, where he was questioned by a panel of four persons two in favor and two against Dr. Foreman was asked bv Dr- Carl A- Wilzba(;h' . Woaith rnmmissioner. f he had any documentary evidence that anyone had been injured or made sick by fluoridated water of a one-part-a-million concentration as proposed by Cincinnati. "In answer to your question," said Dr. Foreman, "of course there Is no such evidence. There Is no way of getting it." Asked by Dr. Leon Saks, former president of the Cincinnati Dental Society and chairman of the steering committee of the Crusade for Dental Health, why "such strenuous opposition," Dr. Foreman replied: "I have devoted 25 years of my life fighting against compulsion. Fluoridation is compulsory medication and is another instance of the infiltration of the thinking of Karl Marx." Dr. Foreman said he believed that "we are in total ignorance" of the effects of fluorides; "other than the effect it has on the hardening of teeth." j At all three appearances, Dr. Foreman said he was expressing only his personal views, and was not representing the Ohio State Medical Society, whose journal he Proper Explanation Would Reclaim More Of GIs Nov With Reds, Repatriate Believes fCoj7J. Edward S. Dickenson, 2.5, who renounced Communism and was repatriated to the American Army, describes in, the foU lowing article the mental confusion of the 22 American prisoners of war he left behind in u neutral zone prison camp.) BY CORP. E. S. DICKENSON TOKYO, Oct. 26 (INS) Some of the 22 men I left behind do not understand very much, and mostly what they are going on are promises made to them by the Communists and fear of the U. S. Government. I am pretty sure that If these men had the proper explanation from our side some of them would come back. Some of them complained about their family life before they entered the Army. One said his father wouldn't support the family. One spoke of a mother who worked so hard to keep up her family that she became disabled and died. Rut I think it would be a good idea If their folks mothers and fathers could talk to some of the guys tip there. It might help with the weaker ones, particularly. Seven Drivers Sentenced To Workhouse; , Three Under Ohio's New Mandatory Law Seven motorists were given Workhouse sentences of three to 10 days by Judge Frank M. Gus- weiler in traffic mm . . court yesterday. Three were convicted of driving when drunk, three of having no driver's license and one of t m M MA speeding. fc Porter Younger, 32, St., drew the 10-day 1408 Elm sentence, plus fines totaling $112 and a one-year driving suspension on charges of having no license, speeding and reckless driving. In police court, Younger was fined $50 and costs when convicted by Judge A. L. Luebbers on an abuse of family charge filed bv his estranged wife, Evelyn, 1973 Sutter Ave., English Woods. Younger was arrested Sunday when fleeing from police who sought to question him about annoying his wife. An SO-mile-an-honr chase ended at Knox and Beekman Sts., when Younger collided head-on with another car. Younger's trouble are not over. , x --wv"'ii''ya'4 f MOM 'N POP WOULDN'T KNOW HIM DR. FOREMAN DR. SAKS edits. The society more than two years ago approved fluoridation where it received the sanction of local medical and dental societies. In answer to another question from Dr. Wilzbach, Dr. Foreman said he knew of no medical or health group which had gone on record as opposing fluoridation, but he added that "doctors are not infallible." He said he hoped to see a new congressional investigation of fluoridation. He said he was "not against the use of fluorides in the American way, but I am against anything which smacks of Karl Marx. This is another instance of galloping Socialism coming into America today." "All I'm asking for is time," he said. "We haven't as yet set up the right kind of experimental research. We should approach fluorides as a drug, ,and then study their effects on three of four generations of animals." At the Mt. Washington meeting, where Dr. Saks shared the program, the Cincinnati dentist said that "we no longer need for proof more experiments on animals. For practical purposes there have been experiments on at least 10 generations of human beings." Dr. Saks was referring to in- habitants of numerous areas Some of them are more or less adventurers and do not understand much about politics. They got their political education after the Communists took them. The Communists told them they could not blame their parents for anything they had done, -but it was the fault of the society they were brought up in. The Communists said the Ideal of Communism was a better world where every man would be equal no man would have more money than another man, every man would have a good life and there would be no racial discrimination. The Communists said the laboring people were being exploited in the United States and that the government was no good whatever. If I was making explanations to those fellows I'd tell them about their rights as American citizens and that they have nothing to fear from the American government if they come back. 1 know one guy definitely has been kept back because of fear over what he has done for the Communists, like broadcasts. Late yesterday an official of the Metropolitan Housing Authority filed a malicious destruction of property charge against him, al- lflfyinff Viir,lfO o rlrtnp an1 uriri- "fe"f '- fA BlIU T.,,1- dow in Mrs, Younger s apartment before she called police Sunday. Youngef will face Judge Luebbers again this morning. A sentence of 10 days in the workhouse was given by Municipal Judge Clarence Denning to George W. Spence, 40, 3323 South-side Ave., on his conviction of driving when drunk. Spence, who withdrew an earlier demand for a jury trial, was also fined $100 and costs and suspended from driving for a year. Richard Morr, assistant city prosecutor, said Spence was arrested at River Road and State Avenue July 11. Others sentenced . in traffic court for having no licenses were Ruben Hill, 28, 731 Carlisle Ave.. five days, $125 and costs and six-month suspension, and Howard Smallwood, 23, 470 Kings Run Dr., three days, $25 and costs and 30-day suspension. Robert Snead, 26, 2153 Sinton St., convicted of speeding 65 Tuedav, October 27, 1953 throughout the country where the fluoride content of water was up to 15 times higher than the one-part-a-million recommended to reduce tooth decay here. In his talk Dr. Saks read a letter from a Spencerville, Ohio, doctor saying that he never had found any tooth mottling, although the fluoride content there is 1.8 parts a million. He quoted another letter from Dr. Carl R. Anderson, Grand Rap. ids, Mich., which began fluorida tion almost nine years ago, say- ing the same for his experience. He also presented a letter from Dr. Marion A. Blanken-horn, professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati and director of medical services at General Hospital, saying: "In all my reading of scientific medical literature, I have not seen reference of any Injury to the body from the presence of 1 PPM of fluoride In the drinking water." Dr. Blnnkenhorn said he was "convinced that there Is no danger to the healthy or sick person." Dr. Saks also disputed claims of anti-flouridationists that Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Detroit were among cities which had decided they did not desire fluoridation. He showed letters from officials in the cities saying the program never had come up for a final vote either before city officials or the public. Appearing on the WSAI program as panel members in addition to Dr. Saks and Dr. Wilzbach, were Donald Littman, University of Cincinnati student and director of the anti-fluoridation committee, and Thomas J. Wilk-ening, a candidate for city council. The same four will take part in another program at 7 p. m. to-. day when Edward Largent, of Kettering Laboratory, wm De questioned. The Communists wanted some of the men to go to China for indoctrination. They said there would be a revolt in the United States, maybe in five years, and the men sent to China could ga back to the United States and be leaders. I declined repatriation so I could learn more about the Communists and expose them, and hi that way get revenge for deaths of some of my buddies In Camp , Five near Pyoktong. There's one guy back there who kept contacting the men to see if they would stay back. The Chinese thought highly of him be- cause he had a lot of influence over the men. He was a member of a study group to which I belonged. There were about 29 in the group when the war ended and five stayed behind with the Communists. I was curious about finding out what Marx and Lenin was all about. I'm the kind of a guy that likes to look into anything and see what it's all about. Now I want to expose everything I can about the Communists. I want to put out everything 1 know about them. miles en hour on Columbia Parkway, was sentenced to three days and fined $25 and costs. He also was fined $50 and costs, and suspended from driving for six months for having no driver's license. Cornelius Spicer, 27, Venice, Ohio; George Henser, 27, 821 Union St., Bellevue, Ky., and George Lcldgcn Jr., 31, S623 Alkenside Ave., were the first de-fendants convicted under the new drunken driving law which carries a mandatory minimum three-day workhouse sentence. Spicer was given a five-day sentence: Heuser and Leidgen, three days each. All were finefl $,100 and costs. Heuser was suspended from driving for one year: Spicer and Leidgen for six months, each. Edwin Melzer, SO. 6040 Grace-land Ave., central figure nl the so-called "towing racket" Investigation two years ago, was dismissed on a charge of speeding 81 miles an hour on the Lock-land Highway. ft

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