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B Six ' Jouraal.Erei'y Evening, Wilmington, Delaware, Thursday; August 28, 1958 Resolutions Short Shrif ted Yerkes Saves Time By Describing Documents As Worthy But Wordy Resolutions Committee Sec retary Robert H. Yerkes of Houston chopped a good 15 minutes off tht length of the Republican itate convention last night and got a rousing applause. Yerkeg had finished droning through the convention's major resolutionthe 1958 GOP plat formand he still had a fat stack of documents In front of him. He yielded to State Ren. T. Lees Bartleson of Brandywine Hundred, who presented resolutions honoring Republican workers who have died in the jtast year, authorizing the state committee to fill vacancies that occur before next ' year's con vention, and designating "an American Eagle with a five-point star on its breast" as the official GOP emblem on the ballot. Then Yerkes shifted into high fear. . "At this point." he said, "my good friend Frank D urn all of Newark would have presented a resolution welcoming first voters and inviting them to join Republican ranks." , Yerkes expressed confidence that the delegates agreed on the merits of this resolution, which he said was well written but a little wordy, so why not move on? Nobody objected, and Yerkes reported that former Wilmington City Councilman Frank J. Corsano. would next have pre sented a resolution of apprecia tion for the State Federation of Republican Women's Clubs Another worthy document, Yerkes said, and plunged ahead. State Rep. Margaret R. Manning would have presented a resolution honoring the State Federation of Young . Republi cans, he said, but the delegates well knew, he was sure, what good work the AYR does. Finally, Yerkes said, Edwin Stein of Milford would have handed up a resolution welcoming new citizens. Expressing confidence that the delegates agreed with that sentiment, he bowed off the platform amid cheers and the convention moved on to other business, a Envoy on Holiday , MOSCOW, Aug. 28 ). U. S. Ambassador Llewellyn Thomp son left Moscow by American Air Force plane for a three-week holiday in Germany and Italy. The ambassador is expected to return Sept 20. Heat Wave in Greece ATHENS, Aug. 28 (UPI). ! The worst heat wave In 98 years swept over Greece today causing increasingly dangerous" forest fires in the north Temperatures as high at 114 degrees were recorded. GOP 'Just Wild About Harry' But t's Haskell, Not Truman . Signs and songs from last Bove, Jr., the Italian-descended night's Republican state con-Republican candidate for attor-vention in Dover: ney general. "When Johnny Comes March- "Let's Carve Carvel," "Vote lng Home Again" Bandleader Garrett Out of the State," George Madden's salute to the'Brigitte Is for Hal," "It's No nomination of U. S. Senator Bull, We're for Hal," and John J. Williams for reelection. "Quoth the Craven, 'Never- "I'm Just Wild About Harry"more' "Signs wielded by Ac- The musical tribute that oncetive Young Republicans in the rocked Democratic national con-parades that followed each ventions for Harry S. Truman.major nominating speech. but last night was dedicated to The Haskell parade even had U. S. Rep. Harry G. Haskell, Jr.an AYR damsel dressed up as "Volare" An Italian song a contented cow a reference right off the hit parade, hand-to the congressman's dairy picked last night for Januar D. business near Wilmington. if you are a PARENT STUDENT or a comt in soon and see our complete selection of the finest school supplies, including composition and note books, tablets, pads, filler and graph paper, index cards, scrapbooks, zipper binders available in a wide variety of sizes and styles, to suit all of your writing needs, our friendly clerks can show you the right supplies to help make school work easier and more pro ductive. u BIIMEI'S, Inc. 41S Market Si. it life i -m I' -r , 1. h; lV'. - , - ' jFiitill.lf KEYNOTER GREETED Got. J. Caleb Born (right) welcomes West Virginia's Gor. Cecil H. Underwood to the restrain for the keynote address at the Republican state convention last night in Dover. Others on the platform (left to right): GOP National Committeeman Robert IL Richards, Jr., of Wilmington; Mrs. Don Concillo of Dover; New Castle County Treasurer Robert P. Maclary, the GOP county chairman, and State Tax Collector 'Alexander R, Abrahams, the Wilmington chairman. State GOP CbUbm4 Fraa Pan Om speeches by the six candidates. Wheatley and Hudson held theirs to 20 seconds each. Williams and Haskell pledged to campaign on the issues not personalities. "We as candidates recognize our opponents as honorable men and women," said the senator, "as dedicated to their principles as we are to ours: ' Bore Lashes Lyons Bove, in perhaps the strongest speech of the convention, said the Democratic Party in Dela ware is "dominated by irre sponsible leadership, by leaders under the iron hand of a po litical boss who does not hesi tate to boast of hearing grand jury secrets, who loads the public payrolls with his political henchmen, whether or not Jobs are available, who lets public contracts without bids, who per sonally selects his party's candi dates subject to his control, ana who manipulates every detail of government in Delaware wnen his party is in omce. The Republicans heard West Virginia's Gov. Cecil H. under wood declare that "a great transformation of enthusiasm and outlook" is sweeping GOP ranks. The keynote speaker, at 37 the youngest of the nation's governors, spoke in glowing terms of the Delaware candidates and the chances for a Republican victory in November. The fight over reaportion- TEACHER 'A'",""'"V's,v, for '' ment of General Assembly seats simmered np in the Sussex County caucus during the aft ernoon. Despite the efforts of Republican leaders to put out1 the fire during the dinner hour, it was still cooking when the delegates arrived at the armory for the conventions 8 p. m start Deleted Plank What irked the Sussex Coun- tians was this plank in the draft platform: "We believe in representa tive government, and pursuant to that principle we advocate equal county representation In the State Senate, irrespective of population, and representa tion in tne state House ot Representatives proportionate to the population of the several political subdivisions. If a constitutional amendment implementing such a pledge should be passed by the Gen eral Assembly, the downstaters would lose control of the House. Kent and Sussex now hold 20 of the House's 35 seats. Substitute Plank The compromise plank, ham mered out during the intermis sion between caucuses and ac cepted by the Sussex delegation at a last-minute meeting, reads this way "The Republican Party favors a reasonable program of reap portionment of seats in the General Assembly, Everett Warrington of Har- beson, a Georgetown lawyer led the protest against the original plank in the Sussex caucus. "I don't think Sussex County is playing as big a part in the business and the affairs of the state of Delaware as it should be," he said, "and if such proposal becomes law it would play an even smaller part. Sussex County Chairman Norman B. Baylis of Lewes re ported at this point that he had met with New Castle County leaders and it had been agreed that the plank would be with drawn. Corridor gatherings had in deed delayed the start of all four convention district cau cuses by 20 to 30 minutes. The chairmen weren't available. Deleted Without Vote Immediately after the cau cuses in Legislative Hall, the convention committees were scheduled to meet The reap portionment and 'anU-reappor- tionment forces kept close watch on the platform-drafting resolutions committee, which was called to a corner of the House chamber by its head, former State Chairman Clair J, Killoran. At this abbreviated, session the reapportionment plank was blue-penciled out in line with the agreement with Sussex leaders. State Rep. Margaret R. Manning of Mill Creek Hundred, J member of the committee, and a reapportionment backer, protested bitterly later that there was no vote on the deletion. State Senator Elwobd r. Mel-son, Jr., of Claymont, who sponsored reapportionment legisla tion in the General Assembly and was a prime mo"er in the campaign to get the plank in the platform, complained that Senator Williams had indicated there wouldn't be any protest from Sussex. Throwing Away Votes Other delegates from New Castle County muttered angrily that the GOP was throwing away votes in Brandywine Hun dred, where the party gets the meat and potatoes of its support in Delaware, by scrapping the plank. The spotlight then shifted away from Legislative Hall, fluctuating between the Dover Hotel and the armory. At the hotel, delgates conferred in the Ridgely Room, at a suite where Lt. Gov. David P. Buck-son played host, and in the banquet room where the press was entertained. At the armory, the Kent County Republicaf Com mittee held a buffet supper, The quiet conferences paid off by 8 p. m.. when State Chair man Ellwood S. Leach called the convention to order. At that moment the Sussex delegates were still caucusing on the compromise plank in a side room. Prodded by Senator Williams. and getting assurances that a realistic rcat.polntment would increase Sussex' representation in the Senate, they finally agreed to go along with the settlement. Many of the other delegates didn't know how the compromise shaped up until Resolutions Committee Secretary Robert H. Yerkes of Houston, his if 0 111 A. Ken PfUter. voice ringing with firm final ity, read it aloud later. Keynoter Halls Williams Underwood's keynote address was the first order of business. The wavy-haired West Virginian was granted with enthusi asm as he was introduced by Gov. J. Caleb Boggs. underwood brought words of high praise for the Delaware Republican candidates. H e called Senator Williams Ma liv ing example of the very won derful American inspiration that we are supporting." He cited Haskell for his energy, exoeri ence in tne leaeral government and understanding of "a sound and strong economic structure." He said Bove's campaigning for municipal home rule had won the former city solicitor national recognition. Admitting that Republicans may have some differences of opinion within their party, Un derwood told the cheering dele gates the GOP has nothing to compare with the intraparty political split evidenced by such contrasting Democratic personalities as Michigan Gov. G. Mennen Williams and Ark ansas Gov. Orval Faubus. After Underwood spoke, the roll was called by Mrs. Audrey Piper, convention secretary, and the delegates settled down to work. The platform and other reso lutions were okayed without dissent. Williams Nominated Then Senator Williams was nominated by John G. Leach of Wilmington, no relation to the state chairman. "Where in all our American history has there been a more feared and fearless investigator of fixers, influence peddlers, racketeers, and bribers, than Delaware's United States senator, the Hon. John J. Williams," Leach asked quietly.. Hoopla, carefully organized by the State Federation of Young Republicans, broke loose at the end of Leach's brief nominating speech. The parading AYR'S put on an enthusiastic show, and their demonstrations for each nominee stirred up most of the noise generated during the evening. There were seconding addresses for the senator from Mrs. Herbert C. Calhoun of Dagsboro, president of the Sus sex County Republican Women's Club, and Mrs. Harold Horsey of Dover. : Theisen Names Haskell Next came Vincent A. Theisen of Wilmington, a former chief deputy attorney general, to nominate Haskell. He took a swipe at last week's Democratic state ; convention, where Atty. Gen. Joseph Donald Craven sounded the death knell of his bid for renomination with the assertion that "truth crushed to earth shall rise again." "Truth." Theisen predicted, "will, carry sthe Republican Party to a glorious victory Nov. 4." Seconding speeches for Has kell came from Walton H. Simpson of Kent County and Robert Short of Georgetown, Bove was nominated by Killoran, and seconding addresses came from Lt Gov. David P. Buckson for Kent County and Mrs. Mary Boggs for Sussex. Other Nominations Mrs. Davis was nominated by her son, John. Seconds came from Mrs. R. Ranson Elston of New Castle County and Clayton Ringler of Sussex. Dr. Joseph Mach of Sussex nominated wneatley, and was seconded by John B. Clarkson of Kent and George T. Bierlin of New Castle. Hudson was nominated by Ed ward Tingle of Sussex, with sec onds by Louis conen of Wilmington and Fulton J. Downing of Kent. The spacious armory was at least one-third empty when the time came for acceptance speeches from the candidates Just before 11:30. 'Least Government Is Best' Senator Williams drew cheers with a speech pitched to one major premise: "the least government is the best." He pledged a continuing campaign against Big Government and big spending. Haskell, speaking with vigor despite a grippe-indured huskl ncss of voice, promised "a clean, aggressive, positive campaign on the important issues." Bove warned the Republicans "We must strengthen the moral fibre of our government so as to fight off and prevent corruption." Mrs. Davis pledged she would keep living up to her promises of the last campaign. "I promised I would be a full-time state treasurer," she said, "and I gave double time." - The other two candidates. Wheatley and Hudson, had an eye on the' clock when they spoke. They spoke brief words of thanks, and the convention adjourned moments later. Quiz Shows ...... (C.aUaa.4 Fraai r Out) New York Journal American. "I was told how to bite my lips, clench my fists, look agonized as I supposedly struggled to find the answer. "They even told me how. at the last moment to make my face light up as if the answer had suddenly come to me. It all made tht thing very dramatic." The contestant said his win nings mounted into the five- figure mark and then "I got the ax. They decided that my value was fading, and that I had to go." ' The New York Post said the contestant at first balked at being dropped, but gave in when he was told he would get fu ture chances, on the show, Probe Is Widened The newspaper said he be came embittered after his suc cessor went on to greater earn ings, and, after the "Dotto" allegations became public, de cided to report' his experiences on the other show to the district attorney's office. At leut a dozen persons were scheduled for questioning today in the widening probe triggered by the "Dotto" Investigation. David S. Worgan, executive assistant to Dist Attv. Frank 5. Hogan, said yesterday that three other quiz shows were under scrutiny for possible ir regularities, but he did not name them. Worgan said 10 persons thus far have been quizzed in con nection with the "Dotto" in quiry, touched off by an Irate contestant s complaint Concerning those persons already appearing at Hogan's office, Worgan said: "I've no idea of the validity of what they say, whether it constitutes a crime, or they are just disappointed contestants." The complainant who Initiated the "Dotto" probe Is Edward Hilgemeirer, Jr.. a part-time butler, bit actor, and contestant on quiz shows. Officials said Hilgemeirer. a stand-by contestant on "Dotto," told them he was paid oft when he complained to program heads that a woman was being given the quiz answers in advance. Hilgemeirer then complained to the Federal Communications Commission. Received $1,509 Hilgemeier was quoted by the New York Daily News and New York Mirror as saying he was paid $1,500 as a result of his complaint to program officials, He also was quoted as saying that a defeated woman contestant on the show received $4,000 after he informed her that her opponent had been supplied ad vance answers to questions. Hilgemeier's story, as pub lished by the newspapers, was as follows: He was selected from the au dience early last May to serve as a standby to appear when- ever a regular contestant was unable to do so. He was in structed to report the first time on May 20. While waiting backstage on that date, he noticed a previous winner, a woman who was to make another appearance, writing in -a notebook. When the woman was called to the stage she left the notebook on a table, and it flipped open to the page on wnicn sne had been writing. questions in Book Hilgemeier glanced at the writing and then, as the show went on the air, he was sur prised to learn that questions being asked her were contained in the notebook along with the correct answers. Hilgemeier ripped the mate rial out of the notebook, and later infocmed the defeated contestant, another woman, of what he had learned. Meanwhile, three noted win ners on three other quiz shows said they had received no help of any kind whatsoever. They were Charles Van Doren, Teddy Nadler and Hank Bloomgarden. Van Doren won . $143,000, Bloomgarden $98,500, and Nad ler has just piled up all time record winnings of $252,000. While Van Doren, like the others, said he reecived no help, he commented, however, that "I have heard rumors of ir regularities on quiz shows, but I never heard any proof. He added: "Most of the shows are ab solutely on the up and up." Complaints Kept Secret In Washington, Harold G. Cowgill, chief of the FCC's Broadcast Bureau, said yester- Republican State Committee Membership Announced By Staff Correspondent DOVER, Aug. 28. Elected to the Republican State Committee at last night's GOP convention in the Dover Armory were: First Convention District (Wilmington) Louis Cohen, Leo J. Dugan, Edward R. Klm-mel, John O. Hopkins, Jr., Pierce V. Marvel, Marijane McLaughlin, Mr?. Rosalie Obara, Mrs. Bessie Peterson, and W. Roy Willits. Second Convention District (rural New Castle County) Mrs. C. Douglass Buck, Jr., Henry B. duPont, Mrs. Elizabeth Clayton, Mrs. Eulalie Ktrby, Leon H. Ryan, Mrs. Anita Johnson, Mrs. Margaret Buckson, Hannibal Cooper, Benjamin E. Hicks, and George T. Bierlin. Third District (Kent County) Mrs. Helen Potter. Mrs. Bea trice Snyder, Mrs. Gordon Willis, Mrs. Olivia Mason, Mrs. Freda Cluley, John M. LonRboth-am, William Lopcr, Secretary of State George J. Schulz, Robert H. Yerkes, and Clinton Wooley-han. Fourth District (Sussex County! Mrs. Cleora Donovan, Mrs. Eliza M. Stephenson, Samuel C. Pierce, Mrs. Emily Maas, ' ft 1 v h i .:.--, f I ' '.'i ,:.''r .'. - - ! ' '. . J - i . ' V." . i , i t I :V-f::v'. ('v; .";,' DOVER HOUSING PROJECT GROUND BREAKING Mayor W. Edward Hamaa of Dover breaks ground for a model home In the planned $2,000,H Sherwood of Dover housing- project which will be developed by Frank Robin (left), Wilmington builder. George M. Records, Dover realtor, who will be exclusive sales agent b at the rtfbJ. day that complaints received by his agency are not made public to protect the Innocent He said the complaints are forwarded to the broadcast stations Involved, who are re quired to Investigate and tile a reply to the FCC. About 99 out of 100 com plaints, Cowgill said, prove un founded. "Dotto" was dropped on Aug 16 as a daytime show on the Columbia Broadcasting System network, and as a nighttime show via the National Broad casting Co. Colgate-Palmolive Co., sponsor of the show on both, networks, issued a statement yes terday in which lt said "Dotto" was "furnished to Colgate by an independent producer as a complete package." Sponsor Cooperates The statement said Colgate "has always insisted and will continue to Insist on the com plete integrity of the television shows which it sponsors," adding: "Colgate welcomes the entry of the district attorney's office into the 'Dotto' case, and has offered its full cooperation in the investigation." - In St. Louis yesterday, the Globe-Democrat said James O Odell, who served a term in city jail there on worthless check charges, reported he was enabled to win $2,000 on the "Dotto" show by being supplied answers in advance. , Rescue (CraUaM rim f ) can you say about a wonderful boy like that?" Mrs. Genello asked, "All I can say Is thank God Pali was with him." Paul, who will be a fifth-grader this fall at Jennie Smith School on Chestnut Hill Road, said that when he jumped in after Robert the boy was going up and down and his face was getting all red. The hole into which Robert fell was excavated as part ot a flood control project and neighbors familiar with the area said there was no question that young Genello would have drowned had his companion not acted so quickly. Vito DeLar, Paul's father, is an employe of the Avon Prod ucts plant in Newark, and Paul is on the Avon team of the Newark Little League. Paul and his mother had gone to Scranton last week to visit with his grandparents. Legionnaires Gathering CHICAGO. Aug. 28 (UPI). j Early arriving American Le gionnaires began gathering here today for the four-day 40th national convention which begins Labor Day morning. Brucker in Korea TOKYO, Aug. 28 (UPI). U. S. Secretary of the Army Wil-ber M. Brucker flew to Korea today to inspect U. S. military installations. Mrs. Ruth Webb, Mrs. Evelyn Baker, William F. Wilgus, former Speaker of the House Harvey H. Lawson, former State Senator John R. Kitchens, and Marshall Lockwood. In addition to the 40 members named last night, the state committee Includes the following, who serve automatically because of other posts they hold: , State Chairman Ellwood S. Leach; State Vice Chairman Vera G. Davis; Eleuthere I. duPont, treasurer; Januar D. Bove, Jr., secretry; Mrs. F. Audrey Piper, assistant secetary; City Chairman Alexander R. Abrahams, Mrs. May E. Stout, city vice chairman; Robert P. Maclary, New Castle County chairman; Mrs. Barbara Madden, county vice chairman; Dr. A. F. Smith, Second District (rural New Castle) chairman; Mrs. George Anna Theobald, Second District vice chairman; W. Dcane Johnston, Kent County chairman; Mrs. Eva N. Scotton, Kent vice chairman; Norman B. RayllS, Sussex chairman, and Mrs. Mary Boggs, Sussex vice chairman. - 1 Dover Homes (CiUna4 Vnm F Om) munlty. Owners of the land were William G. Bush and Mar tin J. Janeka. A model home is under construction on the site and will be ready for inspection within two to three weeks, Mr. Robino said today. - " "Dover has had a critical housing shortage for some time," Mr. Records said yesterday," and the entire community is happy that Mr. Robino has decided to extend his operations here. The fact that his Holiday split-level model won recognition in House and Home Magazine recently, makes us all the more conscious of that fact that Sherwood of Dover will be an outstanding community of homes." Comfortable Oil Beats Cost Spiral PITTSBURGH. Aug. 28 I. 1.M ;EV w fhTn Advertising for the first time in said today there s nothing like! 230 hutory. An In. A 45-year-old Cleveland H-a comionaoie ceu in prison io beat the high cost of living. Police picked up Lawrence J Smith for itealinc a ittitfMeWimti. from an auto in a parking loti President Robert E. MacNeal Smith was waiting for them (of Curtis Publishing Co., in a when they went to the lot to in-'statement released yesterday. vestigate the theft Officers filed a burglary charge against Smith after he said be bad served several terms in prison and admitted stealing the suitcase. j mLLIYS IIG ST. STORE 0 J (Easement Fleer) jl mmmm I SPORT COATS C ii - 7 ) J i Jutt tha right eeatt In naw fell I Q I colon and pattarni in all wool : l 4 A matarlali. I I A trousers r i II 7.95 m l I Drait treuiari In WASH- Si 5 . ABIE flonnali ... In Ivy J 0 II ar tha naw lingla plaat ' X I I modtli. Main colon fa r V I I go with your iporf cool J "yf X V ... In brown and light j X gray or charcoal. r'- U I I MnnilHIHUHHWII f f MMMtMMttaMM yimiHiHHinHnii A ' i j SPORT I j samuini i I ,lIMlll 0 I SH,RTS. COATS j j JACKETSi I I 3.95 j 1 19.95 1 1 9.95 J j i l Your Department for Lower Prleet li DOWSTAtRS BASEMENT FLOOn !! I MiMiffS i M B V$tkin Sit IU2 ll I 6th & King Streets ! i Store Hours 9 I'M. ti 5:30 P. M.-Fri. 1 1 M. to J P. M. I I OPE ALL DAY SATiniUY j Democrats CUmS trtn ri Om) the Labor Day week-end make it possible. to Democrats all over the state have been jittery on the sub-ject for several weeks, ever since an abortive attempt to dump the state, chairman fizzled out on July 14. The Jittery feeling has been intensified by disclosure Friday that a question had arisen over the handling of party funds, and although lt was apparently suc cessfully explained by City Solicitor Stewart Lynch, Lyons' attorney, a question-mark on the subject has remained in many Democratic minds. However, Democratic candidates and leaders came away from a dinner session in the Dover Hotel last night apparently satisfied that the chairman was not vulnerable, and prepared to "close ranks" at the outset of the campaign. The meeting had been called to devise campaign strategy, but as most Democratic meetings do, soon got off on subjects uppermost in the minds of those present. No details of what was said were reported, 'but it was learned that Mr. Lyons gave an account of the fund question and that it was accepted by tht rest of the top-level Democrats. There were indications, however, that even if the troubled Lyons waters have been oiled, there still may be ructions at the committee meeting. Democrats being Democrats. The kick-up is expected to come from women of the party, who want a more active role and don't mind saying so. Specifically, they want the active vice chairman of the state committee to be a woman. For many years this situation obtained, but tnree years ago it was upset when the post of vice chairman was created, for Mr. Lyons, to pave the way for an orderly accession to the top. Since then the committee has had two. vice chairmen, a man and a woman, but the women are complaining mat uisna Dukes of Selbyville Is vice chairman in fact and Mrs. Edna Brasure of Milton is vice chairman in name only. Mrs. Bell Everett national committeewoman, discussed the subject with a number of offi cials last night and there were strong indications that the women might move Tuesday to get back their active vice chairmanship. . Post Ends 230-Year , Ban on Liquor Ads PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 28 If .The Saturday Evening Post iiutn rarrv limtnr n4 tMr ..u. wwm - - ,,,,: ,.id the nolle (change was made with due re gard to the customs or me said: "It Is deemed to be appropriate at this time and compatible with the viewpoint of e vast majority of its present snd potential audience" te accept such advertising. 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