Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 27, 1948 · Page 16
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SIXTEEN EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD.. MONDAY, DECEMBER' 27, I9/W, Phone 4GOO for a: WAKT AD Taker Severed Hand Points Out Pond Murder • By WALLACE S. IfJLLETT ' : LONDON—(INS)—A man's .'severed hand which floated to the surface of a lonely golf course pon£ has .guided police to one ot the mos! Involved murders In recent history- It was the dead hand ol Albcrl William. Welch, 45-year-old railroad worker. .•'•'" •' • A coroner's Heridon,.Middlesex, recently identified the 'victim as Welch and returned a,verdict of "murder by persons unknown," The inquest verdict came exactly a year after Welch was reported missing from his home near the golf course. The dismembered remains of his •, body were found in the pond after the discovery of the hand. -HIurdercd\By Blow'On Head The .skull showed he had .been murdered by a. blow. on..the head and the other remains showed signs 'of an attempt at burning, - Pair-haired Mrs: Phyllis Francis "vvlelch, in light green coat, pink dress and black, hat, wept when she heard the verdict. • •Sne told the coroner'that she last saw :ier husband on November 15, - -1947. She added: "I thought he had gone away to cause me anxiety— to punish me." ' ...Mrs. Welch said that she and her husband had previously talked about divorce proceedings. Scotland-Yard and police-labora- de- the DRAFTEES & VETERANS GUIDE : • By MAJOR THOMAS M. NIAL tory'.'officials gave .a macabre scriptdon of how they pieced dismembered body together.- They built the remains into a body that they said -resembled that of Welch. X-Rays of Feet . .;::Then came X-ray photographs of the feet which were found in the pond. " New type' casts. were, made . from the inside of boots worn by Welch. ' .,.'•.. - Police evidence revealed that the laboratory experts had been greatly aided by the new moulage plaster cast used In America by all homicide squads. _ . • .;. Shoes of the missing Welch were filled with a mixture, of hot gelatine, glycerine, and plaster. The casts hardened into minutely perfect impressions of the wearer's feet. "The experts then compared the tiny indentations 'and markings on the' costs of the shoes with the solo impressions of the feet found in • the pond. ' . • X--ay photographs of'the actual feet were then superimposed over the casts of the shoes. Identical irregularities between the two casts were definitely established. .If. .volume means success, .then »hc. VA's home-town medical • care program must be Judged successful. There, are. other factors, of course, ;uch as cost, achievements, etc. But .ook at the volume. More than 1,500,000 ex-servicers were treated. hs ! out-patients by their hometown, doctors and VA out-patient'clinics for service-connected disabilities between July 1, 1347, and July.-1, 1948. As you probably recall, only veterans who have- 'disabilities connected with their service are entitled to this care. And they can get treated, only for their service connected disabilities, no' others. The home-town.medical, care program was set'up In 1945. Instead of having to travel '10 or 100 miles to the nearest VA -medical -'center or regional office, the veteran goes to his next door doctor "with prior approval from ,VA nnd has the job done' there. The -doctor sends his bill to the-nearest VA regional office, where it is'.paicj ... . sometimes it must be added, after-considerable delay. . • .'. There have' been', kicks about the program from many veterans who found -themselves going .through a lot of red tape in some instances trying- to get authorization for treatment. The same holds true for some private, doctors, who also find red tape an annoying item. . But is would seem- that on the whole the-program is doing its job months.-The number of treatments they gave totals 2,735,429, an.aver- age of a little better than three and a half treatments per -veteran. The-total cost (to the VA) was $11,437,739 (M). Cost to the veterans, "of course,-was nothing ;at all This averages out to .$4.18 for each treatment and $15.03 for each veteran. That seems to me lik'e.'a fairly low cost—$4.18 .a visit. To say definitely that it is low, one .would have to ' know exactly. the nature of- each treatment. That Information is not available . here, if anywhere. ,T did get these figures- thoug i According to the VA Central Office, 25 per cent of nil cases treated under the home-town out-patient program were general medical and surgical cases. Leading the GM&S .1st were 'liver and kidney ailments, gastro-intestinal troubles and pulmonary problems ' other,' than ;uberculosls. Those are all.rjedlcal, of course. The disabilities 'of a sur- jlcal 'nature would be treatments for in old, war-incurred .wound, broken .eg, et.—just so long as it is service- connected. ' ' . ' Fifteen percent of'all veterans treated suffered -from neuropsy- chiatric disabilities.' . Next on tho- list are arthritic veterans. About 10 percent of all those treated had bothersome arthritis. Ear, nose and. throat .disabilities account for seven per cent 'and skin roubles for another seven per cent The rest of .the treatments were LOWS BROMFTELD, Bom .Dec. 27,. 18E-C, on 1 a farm at Mansfield, Ohio, He" :ctt Columbia's School of ournallsm to join the'French Army .Dutch Clear Port Of Mud. Vessels MEDAN, Sumatra — •(/?) — .The Dutch arc ncaring the end.of : "a three-year struggle, to, clear awixy mud., and. sunken 1 'ships' wliich',.have clogged their gateway.'port .to. rich' East Sumatra. At Belawan.-Poit of Medan, freighters'as large as'Liberty- ships can'slip into thc'quay one "at craft' with•' '16-foot.' draft's:• by.'last spring; I'Jav'y.technl'cians and.civillan dbrkers dredged the .'port-to''a'depth of; 22 feet by. July. "6w, a channel ; 28 feet deep -has..been-..cleared/'.Ships of 10,000 tons can enter. ' • •.To clear..away -wrecked, ships.-. ;a SOO-toi: cranc'Avas.sent-by sea.;from JEuropc 'in'.MaJ:ch: ; ;It/-was : Iqstf-in: a storm, in the 1 , Mediterranean. 1 'Another crane;, \vrUla'.2CW ton-capacity; started out agairrby-sea and. finally arrived .two months•*ago.. Clearing a'time to-load rubber, palm oil and She-harbour.has-progresse*'rapidly, fine tobaccos. •• ' - since then. - ; • .:,,„.,,..•: fairly well. Private physicians treat- j divided among a. hundred -different ed 761,165 veterans during those : 12; ailments. ggio, Louis And Benny Prove 'Children's Favorites Radioactive Poison Shows Delayed Effect OAK RIDGE, Term. — 03 s ) — Proof ,that ; the harm done to heredity by radioactivity can lie dormant many generations, and then act like poison, has been found here in the Biology Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This happened in para- mecla, slipper - shaped, single-cell creatures that live .in fresh water ponds. Paramecia difier from men .by reproducing for 20 generations or more without 1 mating. • In.this mateless period, a parame 7 cium simply divides into two to reproduce. After a score or more such generations, 'the* slipper-shaped animals pair off.and mate.' X-rays wore given to .the paramecia during the mateless period. These rays have the same effects as those of radioactive atoms. All during the no- favorite . comedian, movies favorite entertainment, and NEW YORK—(INS)—According to a nationwide survey, of boys and girls between ten and sixteen, Joe Louis and Joe DiMaggio are "their favorite athletes, Jack 'Benny their their 52.10 their average weekly .allowance. The "likes-dislikes" survey, just completed, reveals that the '.ideal dinner to set before an American youngster would be: Steak,-' -with carrots and string beans for vegetables, .ice cream for dessert, and a big red apple for good measure. The .survey, was conducted during the past six months by the Boys' Athletic League of New York City, with the cooperation of 102 children's social and welfare agencies in 27 states throughout the mating generations, pened. nothing hap- After mating it was different. The paramecia in the succeeding generations were less .vigorous. This loss of vigor was permanent. It ; appeared even though only one paramecium among the. ancestors had been given only .one shot of x-rays.' This delayed 1 poisoning'is like the harm 1 expected in human beings, never, yet found though known in certain-animals and plants...In human beings the theory is that radioactive damage -to heredity will not show up until'after mating, and probably not until after many generations.' Can'l Freeze 'Era Certain bacteria can survive freez- Jnp in liquid hydrogen, at, minus 252 degrees Centigrade, and still be capable of development when restored- to normal incubation temperature. • . . An, auxUiary door-locking'mech- anism, which can. be installed' on any conventional 'automobile, provides remote control by the driver . and .cannot be opened accidentally by .children in the car while it is In ..motion. All four doors .of • car are locked simultaneously. the Better Photo - Finishing by • Christopher Hnve Your Films ''Printed in the New Jumbo Size on Occ/c/e .Edge Paper u Leave Youi Films of BKOTO,TE'S STOKE •132 Vi'illlann SI. country. Answers to twenty questions were received from .twenty thousand children and tabulated by the League.' .Many Differences .While there arc many differences in tastes. and choices 'between boys and girls, the answers to. the questions reveal they like many' of the.same things. In addition, to selecting- a- few of the same, foods as~ their top choices bath boys, and girls chose movies as. their ' "favorite"" entertainment. •They, also selected sports as .their main hobby, and'the same favorite radio comedian. A majority of .both also replied they would like to go to-college. While agreeing on .sports' as their favorite .hobby, the girls do not'see eye to eye'with the boys, on their favorite athletes. The boys niade Joe DiMaggio their top. .choice, but ihe girls selected Joe Louis, •• with DiMaggio running second. The,second sports choice of .the boys was Babe Ruth, ,but ambng the ' girls the Babe . ran a . poor fifth, .with. Jackie /Robinson and Pee Wee Reese -taking third and fourth place,, well ahead of the beloved' Bambino. •' . - • Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese .and' Johnny Mize .were third, fourth, fifth and'slxth choices of the boys. ; . Movie-Star Differences . 'The wide difference between boys and girls were in choosing, movie stars for top. position. Roy. Rogers is' top among .the -boys, but down at the end of the list of the girls. Alan La'dd is'the girls' preferred movie hero, followed .by Margaret O'Brien, Burt -Lancaster, 'Betty-. Grable' and Rogers. • .•'.'•'• . In radio,, the "boys chose Jack Benny first, followed by .Bing Crosby, AT Jolson, Red Skelton.'and Bob Hope. The girls, .too,, prefer' Jack Benny, with Jolson,' Crosby, Hope', and'Red Sfcelton their other choices in that order. Next to the movies, reading books and. listening to the radio were like the company of their own .sex .best. • Airplanes are • tne : favorite- mode of travel! . • . ; ' • The youngsters found-their teachers "kind-and understanding," but the boys were not as unanimous as the girls on that point. Comic books, and "Life" .maga- w'i n n i n g ' many honors.'HeAvorked fk for'New York City F News and The As- j; !>q elate 1 d.Press " ' " moved .'to . to write He won he. Pulitzer.prize 1926.- In 193D -he' established his 1000 - acre farm, Malabar,' in Ohio, which has become a unique coopEi-ativc enterprise.' League Museum Raises Ghosts GENEVA—(/I 3 )—One end of., the United .Nations ; "uropean-headquar- ters building here .is 'haunted." In a small' room-with' hc.ivy carpets .just off .the 'library 'is',th'e League-of-Nations .'museum.' There, are no' cobwebs,., no 1 rustling,curtains, no long shadows. But liere^'in the beribbon'ed documents,.the .fading photographs^ in the 1 'once. bold,, now meaningless autographs.'lle turied the high hopes of ar.other.generation.' .' A'mbdest, 1 almost -meager, .display of "busts,- paintings, photographs and papers.portrays the'.birth,' slow strangulation' .'and. death' fbf" the League'of . : N.-.tlons:-WobdrowWIlson and .Paul- Bcncour look- down .from their''frames, on the 'wall; There is Leon,Bluni.looking young and' active • "and' Paul-Ken-i. Sp'aak .• looking still.younger.:Maxim Iiity'inoff,.'bnce the' Soviet'. Union's- foreign; commissar,', now'.retired.-shares -a. spot 'with frowning; Gustav, Streseman, Lord Ealifox: and' Dino Grandj.' One' photograph 'shows'Lltvinoff talking over a'.-table with; .the.- late Pierre- .Laval 'of Prance. - Bailie Selass'ie.Jobking. frail, and flustered, is 'shown .'during' one of .his'visits to the league to plead: for 'sanctions against Italy. .There -'is. a-.plcture •• of the in 1927: "One could 1 : not. picture this man-with the Jutting chin/the stern Within a few weeks, Dutch Navy crews expect to finish the exacting World War I,i task of cutting ar-. lifting under____,___• ' •_. lunhoT* cnr*1"irtne •'n*' o -InnrloH nmmiinl" water sections ; of a ."loaded, ammuni-: tlon-..ship blocking -an important section of. the-harbour. .Then"five ships can take on cm-go -.t'orie time. . ..The,-Japanese '.swept into the Indies in early 19-12, blasting. Dutch ships at Belawan-and .partially.seal- ing off'the'sh'ipping. point. Foryears, Dutch engineers- had .been dredging away river mud that washed,-into the-harbour. The Japanese:neglected the work. A,large bar formed. Paracajihies • • :.' -'• • : 'BovSct 'Russia.^.trains' dogs', ,'as parachute..'-junipers'if or .service.'The ,'animftls.lare.-.taken 'aloft In,., a plane; - placed'?.in'.- cylindrical '.boxes,. 1 .with, .parachutes- .attached, and'cast overboard;' 1 ,'. •' ;.; . ;•:•••.' ', .•" '-AlthoughVice- . sidered an ; American.;. dish,, 'it . vrn's and ' Bureniicrats ; In ATI fi Bring -Blast -By '. .,-ZDRICH, ' •Allied', liberators- ;'of :~AUStria- HVave 'tunied:into.bureaucrate^.the..'2u"ricii paper -.'"Die- Tat'.'', coiriplaijis/ "- _';-.'. ;•''•, ;. , : ;'."Tiie • American-' : taxpayer ; will'tidr his-hair -when. he realizes whnt ; iens'e 'and "• n'onsc:we -'the'.''. Allied-.. Control .Council is':-. up,. to", and .for. what', he must lay : out 'his'- taxes'," • the .paper said. . .'•:•..:•-... ;.'.'; ':."..'. .;. •"bic- Tat". 'said', a- Swiss' citizen cou] d- travel j to', the United States in 48 -hours,'. but lie had. to- .wait four weeks, before- he dor- 25. miles '.'-away'lnto. A!ustria'.';-->-T .. . ."The 1 .Austrian ''gbvernmonf '•'of''ib,- ' ' ''' . . . day. can', hardly, • '.make, ui'-nitt paper, .without .-getting-" from! ;the;.'Allies"one*;o- :the..:hundred : .'',thqusand! usual, permits, '.'.-the.'newspap'ei.iaid-. "Austria,-''cannbt! even-' say-' whq. can.. travel.: to :Austi'ia~pr-by,f-whom- the . •"'' '''-'•' ' . . ' . , Busln essincn . trying: to. get to.- Austria^; must ;apply "to ;,the- AUlcd: .Control Council' for 'permission and. the.! 'A'ustrjans 1 , have. po. influence; on-, the ' council's,-" decision, , the : paper^.iaid. Eveii'- in-'cmcrgencles ^uch-Vas. death ', or- serious illness ,it"'still '.takes -Jour . weeks', it was said.. , -• • • ' . .-.. ' . Tlie paper .referred .to Austrian . -officials as-.''']fltter- carriers for. the liberators." ". .- -. , • "The.- -reconstruction', 'ofr Europe doesn't begin, with bureaucracy, but with! Freedom;" Die 1 Tat'.', said.. „• .. :. • Chinese ..'foodi js, preparedi JnismaJI. portious-".scv'thafc.. it. 'c ' . quickly .'.to'" take /advantage;.' of., 4he' inadequate i: fuel-;', supply;'- according to- -.the. ..Encyclopedia Brltannlca.y- Italy '.at. an. early-J date.. ' The port, where ]ai-ge,.ocean liners S.''Smokers.' ca,use'"abou't..'2S'':pe'r'.. cen with drafts' of 36 'feet-could.tie .upI of..our,forest .fires;-.while lightning before the .war, could take only .small! causes -lis.vthan.'lO'fper ceht. ; . • '. ' Benlto' 'Mussolini receiving league's economic committee zinc 'are the favorite magazines- of the boys with the.girls 'making the same choice in reverse order, ' Hain and .Eggs.'Favored'.. Ham and eggs is . the favorite breakfast food of .the •. boys, but the girs prefer- farina, with' ham and eggs second. Both chose sports, stamp collecting,'arts and crafts and swimming as their favorite 1 hobbies, in that order. Airplane modeling-.took. fifth place with the boys, while-the girls made dramatics their filth preference. ' .' . For summer vacations, the boys prefer, to go away, to •• camp while the girls like to 1 spend their'-play time at playgrounds near their home, with summer camps /as a close second. . . • • staircase, in London's Tube railways Nine per cent of the boys, and traveled at a rate of SO'feet-'a eyes and • folded arms 'hanging by his.heels In front of an-Italian gasoline,station. In-one'glass case Is the yellowed telegram.'protesting about troubles on. the •Greek-Bulgarian frontier -in 1925. There are still, troubles-there. Moving Stairways The' earlier. types of moving fifteen per cent of the girls said they don't mind, helping their parents around the house during summer vacations.' ' Thickened fuel, a. wartime stuff for flame throwers and. bombs i to start fires in enemy strongholds, is replacing wood and coal''kindling to '.start fires' in giant industrial boilers.'It is a time and'Juel-saver, speed', being its particular ; advantage. The largest Polish language paper in the published in Boston. . ' For little Fellows With Big Colds... Mother . . . thei best-known: homo remedy you .can use .to relieve 1 dis- tress.of his cold is warming, comforting Vicks VapoRub. If you rub | it on / at bedtime, It works even while the child, sleeps! And often by morning'the worst: miseries of his cold are gone. Try it. Get the minute; 'newest models can do 1801 though they are Tun' only'from 120 to-160 feet.a minute as..yet. A-new kind -.of -dry battery that is lighter;and- longer lasting because' it uses ."oxygen. from : . the air, instead of • from .-chemicals within :it, 'has been ..announced.-People- who wear electronic shearing -aids will : be. the first:to-'benefit from 'this--develop-' ment. ..'••.' • Here,-money/saved-'for' m . -security.' And pays'pffiin'-profirab'IeVearnin'gs-on.'your : '." 'full account'twice..yearly._-Start,-now.' Any;amount: opens your account./ . .' • • Current Rate of Dividend r OPEN YOUR-ACCOyNT:-TODAY ; ' First; Federal Savings and Loan Association .OPEN MONDAY EYENlNGSiFROMv7'UNTIL";9 56 North. Centre Street., -'-. - - • Phone-'362 -••/**i- :-.••* -..;- ; - "• -i ••••:•:'•• ."-' 1 f 7 />/Y V/y-*••'/!• 'O'' • \*rl& UT-U11 -t t?-7 REDUCTIONS AND MORE C0 ' on :• SuTtei,;' • Ch'oiri,:'. |- Ru3i/;'Bedi,j.Bedding",;?^ Sofqbcrfi,'.. ,Kitchtn>':' -'X GIF A LOAN '< ON ?YOUR i LUNCH HOUR? .'tell i-tho. 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