Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 22, 1948 · Page 8
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EIGHT EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND,. MD., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 19-18 Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker Roosevelt Kin Dies In Crash Of Huge Plane . o HONG KONG — (IP) — Quentin Roosevelt's body was believed to be one ' of four still in the 'ashes of a Chinese air transport thn.t crashed, killing 35 persons yesterday on Basalt Island, seven miles from here. of President He was a grandson Theodore Roosevelt. Fourteen bodies, all mangled beyond recognition, have been recovered. Pilots at the scene .estimated 'that the C-54 was flying 200 miles 'an hour when its right .wing struck 100 feet from the 554-foot summit Hal Roach Converting 'Studio <w^ Into Television Production By BILL BECKER HOLLYWOOD —(fl j )—Television— the baby whose bounces have been followed by many, worried Hollywood eyes is getting ready to take bigger steps. Hal Roach, for more than 30 years a producer of motion picture comedies, today begins the first of a series of television productions. And from now on, says Roach, all his work will go into the television field. '-•/.If, as video insiders say, films are the lifebiood of the new industry, Roach's entry into the field might be regarded as a'major, transfusion. And producers already in the hectic field are inclined to : welcome the ?h/HnL IS Kot' beam 7n" route I°M comic master openly. Despite the the Hong Kong beam, en route, ^ ozens of small video production (companies which have mushroomed on from Shanghai, but too.low. Parts of the plane were strewn lor half a mile. , Two of the huge engines were hurled 300 feet. The 29-year-old Roosevelt had brushed with danger .many times before—as an Army captain in World War n and in hazardous airlift missions to isolated Chinese Nationalist troops. But his . death came yesterday on a routine business trip, on the normally easy flight between Shanghai and Hong Kong. Chinese National Airlines Corporation said the C-54 Skymaster smashed up in the fog on Basalt Island, 10 miles east' of here, with 28 passengers and 'seven crewmen. All were listed as Chinese with the exception of Roosevelt and the pilot, Charles Sundby, a Danish national. Five -women and one child were among the victims of the unexplained crash, CNAC headquarters said the passengers included Peng Hsueh-Fei, former Minister of Information; Feng Yu-Cheng, Shanghai, manager of the Chinese Central News'Agency, nnd P. L. fang, noted Chinese movie director. '• . . Sundby had radioed within sight of Hong. Kong that he had found a break in. the clouds over Bias Bay 40 miles east; he was letting down for the run into'the British crown colony. "What happened next is still not clear". Young Roosevelt was vice presi dent of CNAC. He passed up two fully-loaded transports on -the same flight and' boarded an extra plane. The other two arrived safely. 'Assignment: (Continued from Page i) be proved, or the aircraft operator choose to admit it, Seldom do such-charges stick, unless C-A.E. spotters themselves are petition. As . Jerry Ps video.-producini puts it: "We- I'eel wi industry thaj will all television programs." with the me Westerns and' other vision—is not far distant.^ tion costs are S10.000 per half-hour far., but the televisio say they're determined to make good original shows lor the fireside trade. tudio Oil V'.ii.ji. - :nc Mecca, there f room for corn- Iks, who has a tract with NBC, i : pioneering a!1 eventually -be ,han the movies. • off when films t 50 per cent of ms." lier major video that the break -reshowing old .• films on tele- iiscant.. Produc- neragir.S' nearly Dur program so ;ision producers Mercury Tumbles In Norlli Dakota CHICAGO— (IP) — The mercury cropped to seven below zero in North Dakota today and Miami, Pla., was having a "little heat wave." Tho mercury hit 83 in Miami yesterday, the first day of Winter, marking the third consecutive day the Weather Bureau reported n record reading. Federal forecasters said temperatures will range frorr. 5 to 15 above in North Dakota today. There were sub-zero readings early today in parts of Montana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Colder air spread southeastward over the central Mississippi Valley and most of the Ohio Valley. The weather also turned cooler over most of the eastern states. Wet belts on the early morning mnoiVinv mnn ii-inliirtrvl mm in the Jo] hear he when licly this fiilu gate in vet tion -T mine l,o be wi-th publi ing. and . turc ing. ceedi coun Gene coun l-.l-iinl taking rules. hand in enforcing ( the The simplicity of making such, illegally low flights— and. through restricted areas — over the White House, for example, has been proved to their own satisfaction by several people, including this correspondent. Half a dozen phone calls to char- Half a dozen phone ter or flying service outfits in- the Washington vicinity received almost •identical answers. \sC-i (ttUlllJ i J . . i -.-.» Stalin Still (Continued from Page i) are outweighing the forces of're- action." Well now, these upheavals in Asia aren't all isolated mani- . fcstations which have just "hap-- pcncd." True, some were spontaneous, but Moscow inspired others tine! is 'coordinating- the whole of them into the great new lied offensive which is •sweeping the Orient, This Is the second .front, which Russia, has opened- against the western powers as her drive Europe has, been slowed down tr* District on a sight-seeing tour. ^- 1L . . . certainly, they would fly .low council, enough to take pictures. in by fierce opposition. Moscow's purpose of course is to divide tile resources of the west by this attack on.- both sides of the globe. And when we are talking of resources in terms of "ready money," we have our Uncle Sam in mind—as who doesn't?' , The .devilish cunning of this Moscow strategy lies in the fact that Mssiar is getting others tn fight her battles, for her. It isn't Russians who arc fighting nig in China and Vict-Nam and Burma and- where not. Moscow provides skilled -agents to direct, lint the other fellows absorb tint biillels. In the case of China the Nationalists charge that the Russians even arc sending Japanese prisoners of war to fight in the Chinese Communist ranks.. 'The general headquarters in the field for this great offensive is, in Bangkok, Siain. , There Moscow has established a branch of the Comin- form—successor to the Comintern, or general staff for world revolution. However, the general policies for conduct of this two-front, world upheaval are developed in Moscow. That's 4 where Stalin comes in. He's the top .man. who. is credited by the rank and 'file of his followers with never 'making a'mistake. United Nations (Continued from Page i) The committee's report to th£ .. Yes, if necessary, .they could make •everal passes over any of .the downtown bui]dings-'-Tvithin_ reason; Mcr]e CochJ , anc states and ^ w _ Cutts of Australia, said the tone of a Netherlands letter of December 17 — a day -before the "police action" of course . . . Yes,, along whatever -equipment you needed ... no, there was no necessity to get any special permission.,, it would be okay... ' Further, just such trips have been made, experimentally. (Since almost anyone will do them, it is needless to' incriminate any' twj or three pilots by listing names, and. dates.) Lest there be a flurry of. denials on this point, it is only necessary to add that anyone with even a student- pilot's (solo) license can rent a plane almost anywhere and do us he pleases. Unless he makes a stunting spectacle of himself, the chances • of his being .caught and - punished are almost negligible. • In any case, -whatever damage he might have planned would be already done... Asked about these incidents, .a Civil Aeronautics official laughted and said: "Sure, nobody pays a damn bit of attention to the rules I "^ Told of the incidents, one of the •Army officers charged with the defense of the nation's capital, frowned momentarily, then-said: "After all, those are somewhat like traffic laws. Didn't you maybe exceed the speed limit, driving out here to the' Pentagon?" Under present appropriations setups, the C.A.A. has neither the authority nor the money to police the air over the district with skycops in armed fighters. The same holds true for the' military men, whose hands would "be slapped smartly if cmJld'toTng began-to the U. S. representative couio . D "ui,| -within a time, limit they interfered Ing... with civilian fly- Murray Defies. Hoffman WASHINGTON— (JP)— Rep. Hoffman IR-Mich) said today he was referring to the Justice Department the refusal by CIO president Philip Murray to obey a subpoena from hian. The subpoena directed that Mur- rny appear before Hoffman, sitting »s a one-man House Labor Subcommittee, at 10 n. m. (EST) today. Murray did not show up. The CIO president had made public last night » letter advising , Hoffman that- he would not be there and challenging Hoffman's right to issue the subpoena. required'a reply within a time, limit which was "impossible of "fulfil- ment." This, the committee said, gave the' letter "some features of an ultimatum." Rejected Proposal (The Dutch announced December 11 they were breaking off discussions with the Indonesian Republic and would form an interim federal government for the islands -without' it. On December 16, the Dutch, rejected a proposal by ..Republican Premier Mohamed. Hatta for further talks)'. . (The .Renville' truce agreement, signed aboard the U. S. Navy Transport Renville off Batavia last January 17, provided for a truce, and stand fast orders while -the Dutch and Indonesians negotiated a filial political settlement. The agreement gave the Dutch the most productive oil and rubber areas). The committee said it had not been possible to obtain an authoritative republican version of the developments. President Soekarno and various members of- his -Republican government are in Dutch custody in Jogjakarta. Dutch Take Capital The committee report said: "A military operation of the nature carried out by the Nether-, lands forces .must have, involved considerable planning and it is -difficult for the committee not to conclude that plans for such operations were in progress" during the exchange of correspondence in the Inst few 'days before- the action started and "at the time Netherlands authorities facilitated transfer of the committee's headquarters to Knlloerang." ' Tho Dutch announced the cnptuic of' the Republic's capital in Sumatra BukittlngEi (Fort de Knock), and another batch of towns jn Tojo Executed '(Continued from Page i) . The seven were executes 01 plotting and waging aggressive way in the Pacific and the Far East. An 11- nation Allied tribunal sat in judgment on them for 2Vi years. Headquarters has announced that bodies of the former Cabinet members and military .leaders will be cremated. To prevent enshrinement of tile- war criminals, their families will be denied then- ashes. Clemency Refused U. S. Eighth Army was in charge of the executions. General MacAr- thui- refused clemency to any of the 25 Class "A" war crimes defendants convicted by the International Tribunal." The 18 others received 'prison terms—16 of them for life. • Two of the condemned men appealed, in vain for intervention of the United States Supreme Court. The Court decided Monday it had no jurisdiction, Senate Battle (Continued from Page T) Vandenberg of Michigan because some of his votes against certain foreign policy proposals sponsored by Vandenberg. -, -TaCt Favors-Wherry Cm the other hand, Senator Tnft of Ohio—who appears likely to be re-elected chairman of the GOP Policy Committee—has told friends he prefers Wherry. The self-dubbed liberal group :ias been talking of putting up their own candidate. against Wherry. Those mentioned in this connection include Senators Baldwin of Connecticut, Lodge and Sallonstall of Massachusetts and 'Knowland' of California. On the other hand, some veteran members of the Senate have been talking about a shift which would make Vandenberg — the retiring president pro-tern—chairman of the GOP conference' chairman and Wherry the assistant leader. A McKeilar-Tydings fight, If one develops, also might involve more than two scrapping personalities. Some administration supporters arc keeping their fingers crossed lest it open old civil rights wounds. , While both Mckellai- and Tydings supported President Truman in the campaign, most southerners could be expected to string along- with Jones LVges (Continued From Page 13) hearing- in a secret session at which he himself must have, presided, when, if the hearing had been pub- St. Anthony's Church' To Have Miduislu Mass held it would dereliction of have duty disclosed weather map e of his assistants to investi- the mines, or if .it had been investigated, .to permit its operation in violation of law. Slar Chamber Hearing e mere fact that the U. S. mine inspectors were not permitted l,o be present, taken .in connection the director's refusal to make public what went on at the.hear- and to disclose the testimony findings, shows clearly the nature of this 'star chamber' pi-oceed- I cannot believe that such pro- ings was ever intended to be iternancDd by the Maryland General Assembly. Certainly it runs to the ideas of the right thinking people of Mai'vhind. Such Appalachians and light snow in the! a method of procedure simply lays northern Great Lakes region and i the groundwork for future disas- along the northwest Pacific Coast.; t crs j n mines located in Maryland ——• with the attendant 'white wash* of Li(juid Hydrogen (Continued from Page i) hind an 18-inch,'reinforced concrete war. and. observed through a four- inch, bullet-proof window. "We've never had an accident." Johnston said, "but any rocket work ' A midnight brated Friday mass will be ceie- (Christmas Eve) at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Ridgeley, the Rev. Robert Kilgannon, pastor, announced, today. The LaSallc Glee Club will sins the moss with Miss Nancy Murphy as organist. The Christmas Day mass at St. Anthony's will be at 8 o'clock Saturday morning. Father Kilgannon also announced that masses will be celebrated Christmas Day at St Charles Church, Paw Paw, W. Va., at 9 a. m. and at St. Mary's Church, Kessel, W. Va., at 11:30 a. m. Rail Pay The fuel reaches a temperature of G.OOO degrees Farhenheit when emit:ed .from a rocket. It produces 1,500 times as much heat as an average house furnace. The hydrogen must be cooled in liquid air to 423 degrees below zero before it can be-used, Johnston said. OSU. he explained, has facilities to produce more of the fuel than any other laboratory in the world. Johnston estimated he can turn it out, •at the rate of 25 liters an hour. A liter is slightly more than one quart. The cost of propelling a rocket by liquid hydrogen is secret at the moment, Johnston said. "It is a very expensive fuel,' he added. "It probably would never be used for ordinary flights as the cost would be use suggested by sending a rocket around the world, like a satellite, to aid the U.S. Weather Bureau in making its calculations. "From such a ship the whole world could be observed," he explained, "and weather forecasting- could become almost exact." pro-hibitive."^ One possible Johnston was (Continued from Page i) Daniel P. Loomis. chairm—i • uf the carriers' negotiating committee, said at .that time that the unions' demands for the '-0 hour week at 48 hours' pay plus a 25 cent hourly ( wage increase and other concessions | were "too extravagant and unrealistic." C. E. Leighty, chairman of the unions' "11 gotHting committee, jsaid the original demands were neces'sary to bring railroad workers into alignment with the 40-hour week general not reversible. If this fan should; throughout industry and to achieve S'ate mine inspectors. "This is no idle statement. I.can refer you to a mine located about .six or" seven miles away from the Nethkin mine in which the fan which supplies air into the is housed in a wooden structure and it cease operation for any reason,.or if it should-catch on fire, you could have a disaster greater than the one at the Nethkin mine, for the mine I am speaking of employes 16 men or 'more, whereas the Nethkin mine employed no: over seven men. If conditions such as this are permitted at the mines over a long period of time it is certainly sal'o to assijme chat similar or worse con- ditioas are permittee: at other mines. "Accordingly. I am bringing this matter to your attention with the demand that Mr. Rutledge be removed as director of the Bureau of Mines, and that Clyde Rowe be removed as state inspector and to effect their removal as early as pos- a third, round wage increase. McGrath Says ^ (Continued from Page i) • Extension of Labor Department facilities to help collective bar- giBning. Broadening of the Social Security, program, better housing, a comprehensive national health program and a "fair" minimum wage to replace the present 40-cent-an-hour standard. Creation of a commission to study the whole field of labor-management relations. Some of those things Mr. Truman got, in one form or another, in the /;////, v "Mr. and Mrs. Charles ' Richard Lueck, Ridgeley, announce the birth of a son yesterday in Memorial Hospital. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lambert, Springfield, W. Va., Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs, Wallace 'Wolford-, 37 Browning Street, announce the birth o'f a son yesterday in Allegany Hospital. all United States (Continued tram Page j) • not only of Holland but of western Europe. More than half of the aid to Indonesia has been in textiles, rice and wheat flour: "As previously indicated, no procurement authorizations have been issued for military S7.pplies," Hoffman said. Dr. D. Soemitro, Indonesian envoy had asked Undersecretary of State Lovett to shut off Mai-shall Plan aid to the Dutch, charging the assistance was being used to crush the Indonesian republic. The Dutch Ambassador, Eelco van K'.effens, denied 'any recovery funds have been used to arm Dutch-Troops. Apparently the suspension of recovery grants to the Netherlands far eastern territories does not affect EGA allocations to the Dutch homeland.. So far, EGA IMS approved Mar- Gunman Slays Four Persons, Eludes Posse ;er s :ace_ twiM an's I LDCEDALE, 'Miss.—(#H-A. mothei her' daughter • and. her granddaughter were shot to death-'last night- and the sheriff who went to inves- • tigate was "killed as he stepped from his car. The slayer fled in the officers automobile, and Justice of the.Peace^ J. W. Havard said a' posse from tw<^ states is hunting the older- woman's husbaxid for questioning.'. Victims of the' quadruple slaying were Sheriff J. E. Nelson'; Mrs. Murdock 'Hintqn, 45; -.her daughter, Gloria; 18,'and Gloria's.two-month-.. old- child,- Judy.. "Gloria was not married, Havard said. •'. • Havard gave this : .version-of .the slayings: - "• ' * '.•'.' Gloria' called the sheriff late yesterday and asked'.him'to.go-horns'•• with her to investigate some "domestic trouble.". The bodies'of Mrs. Hinton and the baby- were found at the.,Hinton home. The sheriff -was killed at close range-by a shotgun, blast. The killer'then apparently Shot Gloria" and drove off with her • body in Nelson's car,. The -car' was -wrecked- about 10 miles south'of Lucedale and Gloria's ' body was found in the wreckage. Her neck was broken but' an inquest held that she, like the other three vic= shall Plan grants to The Nether- tims, was shot to death. lands totaling S298.C34,675 and] . .__- : — $61.790,958 to the East Indies. The -action suspending- -aid to Indonesia was.the second such move in as many days. ECA Chief Paul G. Hoffman yesterday announced the dropping, for the time being, of $70,000,000 China. in recognition aid for Control Board (Continued from' Page j) of coal, coke and steel for both export and domestic use. They wouldUhown. ~'"r' m.irt nnnree'ate I" very much' Ta «- warcle r Law - But ne also i permit channeling of Ruhr products if t rH; iEEESii- ^r^ifUcn ^ :into — ~ w °* notice before the -com emng of such ressprompuy ^^ ^ ^ meeting as I expect to be out town until after January 1." | dissent. Henry VIII's fifth wife, rine Howard, introduced Prance into England. Katha- 1 The land under irrigation thro- pins fromiughout the world is estimated at | about 200,000,000 acres. Firemen Answer Call West Side firemen' answered a call late last- night to the home of William J. Kelly, 213 Saratoga Street, to extinguish a flue fire. Damage was slight. Chiang Agrees • (Continued from P.tge.'i) ''With 'the situation to the north crumbling fast, there -was a possibility that the new Cabinet may have . to take to its heels soon. The next major.'Nationalist stand is expected to be at-the Yangtze. Just what Chiang'.can throw at-the Communists here, in' the way of military strength has not been The vast area, north- of .the Yangtze was being written, off by some sources. Peipirig an^ 1 Tientsin held out against .attacking armies but both were, isolated- and appeared hopelessly lost. .' . -. • .; Battles raged'• outside both cities and the-sound, .of-.gunfire could'be heard within their limits. Welles Urges ~ • (Continued iiom Page :) Department of Justice officials handling a. Federal Grand Jury investigation of espionage said yesterday no subpoena had been issued for Duggan to testify before it. The House Committee in Washington also said it had not called Duggan. A grand jury was expected to hear tcstiir.ony today from Francis B. 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