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Journal-Every Evening, Wilmington, Delaware. Tuesday, May 3, 1960 B 1 Eisenhower Asks Public Support in Aid Bill Fight Two Sees Slashes As Defeat For Free World Calls Senate Passage Of ;4.1 Billion .Measure 'Bright Development' , WASHINGTON", May 3 If,.-President Eisenhower counted on public support today to forestall i proposed billion dollar cut In foreign aid spending which be said would have "calamitous results." "Let America speak, and this will not be done," he said in a nationally televised appeal last night. He welcomed as a "bright de velopment" the Senate's 60 25 passage a few hours earlier of an authorization bill which would cut only $49,400,000 from lh $4,175,000,000 he proposed. (Delaware's senators, Democrat J. Allen Frcar. Jr., and Republican John J. Williams, voted against ' the bill on final passage.) The big fisht will come later, however. The authorization bill merely fixes ceilings for spending. The actual amount of money will be determined later in an appropriation bill. Of this Eisenhower said: "Groups strategically situated in Congress have proclaimed it as their fixed purpose to slash the appropriation for this mainstay of the Free World by more than a billion dollars." Fears Crushing Defeat ' Any drastic money cut, Eisenhower said, would be a crushing defeat in the struggle "be tween Communistic imperalism, and freedom founded in faith! and Justice." Uii-haV , ld our ton irea er benefits in , security, better neighbors, and oppor- rn, Vfi ' , eXST,,PceL - k -v. penditures for any other fed- sral purpose.." A major cut now would mean virtual aband- onment of that effort, he added. ,' He spoke at a dinner spon tnvA1 inintKr Viv tha rnmmttfoo vx tre democrats nominate sena- for international growth andjtorJohn f, Kennedy (D-Mass) the committee to strengthen,,. Nixon now think, thev are the frontiers of freedom Urging non-partisan consideration, Eisenhower said the program is endorsed by both major parties and was started 14 years ago under his Demo cratic predecessor, President Harry S. Truman. Passed By GOP Congress into law bv the Republican controlled 80th Congress. , . . .... .. The authorization bill the ocndie pjssra wsi ihjjiii iipost office a branch of the about 87 million dollars higher, than the House had passed earlier. Differences will be Y'orked out by a conference committee. The Senate acted after a day , , , . f- . . long battle over efforts to ciamp ugnt new resiricuons on the use of foreign aid funds. uespue Mare uepanmeni &auy bcnucK, secretary; ior-warnings that "harmful repcr- man Smith, treasurer; and Rob-cussions" would result, the Sen- ert L. Durkce. Frank G. Co-ate in effect voted 45-39 to re-jhee, recently deceased, was a affirm its opposition to any '. tireless worker on the behalf foreign aid assistance to theiof a new Post Office for Clay-United Arab Republic as long mont. Ciaymont started out t r a i T m as it continues its ban against, Israeli shipping in the Suez Canal. The action is not bind ing on the President. Contingency Fund Cut The Senate also cut from 175 million to 155. million dollars! the President's request for his contingency fund for use in the event of unforseeable emergencies. This 20 million dollars was the only cut the Senate ndded to a previous 29Vj million dollar reduction approved by its foreign relations committee. Vice President Richard M. Nixon voted to break a 44-44 tie to help kill one amendment. It would have prevented' Eisenhower from using contingency funds to help replace cuts Congress may make later in other aid funds. But the Senate beat back at tempts by Senator Ernest Gruening (D-Alaska) (1) to re quire that all public works financed abroad meet economic and engineering tests applied to public works at home, and (2) to require advance authori ration by Congress on every non-military public works proj ect abroad costing as much as a million dollars. AAVar Infantry Role Viewed by President COLUMBUS, Ga., May 3 (LTD President Eisenhower ar rived at the Army's huge in fantry training center at Ft. Benning today for a first-hand briefing on' the role of the rifleman in atomic war. The President's jet plane which touched down at 10 A M. EDT, also carried Secretary1 of Defense Thomas S. Gates Jr The President planned to spend about six hours watch ing what the Army called "the most impressive military dis play and demonstration ever conducted la the southeast. fey, " . "'-A I I --11 f'V- V ' I I 'Ml k ' - .'.; vJ,tVft ,tT-., I .it 1 1 Tmlifrg nl ,1; .q-Xagi - Friends While Mrs. Andras E. Dannegger and her four children were away from their St. Louis home, 160 friends, neighbors and acquaintances joined in a whirlwind project to clean up and renovate the house. To Mrs. Dannegger, 38, whose husband has been a multiple sclerosis patient at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Hospital for six years, the experience was "fabulous, like a dream." Her husband made his first trip home since Christmas, 1954, to see the good work of sub-urban Iierkely folks Nixon Asks Moderate Civil Rights Plank in Platform Thinks Question Will Not He Top Issue This Fall; Would Base Plan On Utfcnhowcr I rogram WASHINGTON, May 3 OH. Vice President Richard M. Nixon has passed word to Republicans he wants a moderate civil rights plank in the party's platform. . It would be based largely i on the civil rights program President Eisenhower submit- ted 10 C ?arWhf ee. '"eluded and parts omit- 'ed frm th.e b!H nw waitIn2 Eisenhower s signature. , tbJ Nixon u prepared t Me advantage of an ex Peclcd Democratic s?ht,N.xoij,eral could have initiated civil halfaid hKe dn t expect c.v.l, rights injunction suits m s to ?.e a Paount issue other than voting rights cases, ,nTl.h.e campaign. Nixon has retreated from Th 4 will h( nai'tirniarl v i (hat nnsittnn lamp v hpraiico ;truei he ls quoted as sayin if likely to do Although Kennedy voted for Post Office (Continued From FK Onr) local organizations in fighting for a new Post Office. The committee was success- !"1 thwarting two attempts ' Pstal authot!eV1 iphiladelphia region and il- mincton to make the ciaymont Wilmington Post Office in 1951 h iqvt i The past few years the local Thursday at 11 a. m. Interment committee has been headed by j will be private. William F. Jones, a past pres- Friends may call at the fu-irient'of the Clavmnnt Linns nors! in V riubi 0thcr members are:' Mr. stahl( vicc chairman; suggests contributions to the .Oram Lavton. postmaster: Mrs.irw-iawMr. AA,i,HAn :!. rat i. i 1 Oct 1, 1812 as a Fourth-class post office and July 1, 1953 sobbed out a story of stabbing became a First-class post office.jand beating her mother and Cantania Brothers, of Chester are the contractors and rtwnpr nf the new huildin?. 1(..hi(,h jii v. ip,,P(j hv the nvin,mint The building will cover 5,620, and her stepfather, Fred Mc-square feet. Mail trucks willjNabney, 62, during an argu-load and unload at the reanment over her social life and where a platform and ra'mp.noise she was making hanging will be located. There will be a driveway and parking area adjacent to the building. ' The entire ground area will cover 16,405 square feet. Guests at the ground-break ing included August F. Walz, Wilmington postmaster; F. i ii A'.f I 'fe - ?S ft W M. B. rurchlld Phots BREAKING GROUND Edward Billstein, Post Office regional director, turns the first spade of earth for the new Post Office building to be constructed at Philadelphia Pike and Wiltshire Road in Ciaymont. Observing the traditional act (left to right) are: The Rev. Kay mond H. Van Der Veer, pastor of the Bible Baptist Tabernacle; the Rev. Edward M. Lein-heiscr, pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church; Harvey E. Stahl. vice chairman of the Ciaymont Lions Club committee which has been Instrumental in obtaining approval for the new post office; Nick Catania, contractor for the Job; Oram .Layton, Ciaymont postmaster; William F. Jones, chairman of the Lions Club committee; and Mrs. Sally Schuck, committee secretary. Make Home a most of the more stringent amendments that were offered to the civil rights bill Congress passed this year, he sided in a couple of important teats. Kennedy, Backed Nixon He voted against Nixon's position then that the Senate could take up a House-passed bill without sending it to the judiciary committee, where it might have been buried. He supported the Southern-sponsored amendment to require jury trials for persons charged with contempt of court under provisions of the act. In 1957, both Nixon and Kennedy backed a proposal under which the attorney gen of advice from At(y Gen wn. liam P. Rogers, who omitted it from this year's Administration proposals. When Senator Jacob K. Javits (R-NY) tried to write the injunction . pro Allyn Cooch, Newark postmaster, and Walter C. Snyder, field services officer of Delaware. Tollin (Continued From Tut One) phia, and Louis Tollin, Miami, and six grandchildren. ler Funeral Home, Delaware t Tfforc sirt Iv. UK IIUIIIO 1 UTt in lieu of flowers, the family 1912 Shallcross Avenue. ' . Girl Kills Parents; Argued About Noise INDIANAPOLIS, May 3 UFi. A 16-year-old girl last night stepfather to death. Deputy Sheriff Pat Dugan said Gloria Jean Burse ad- mittod innm r,r ur, lvaii; u,,,. uuJ, a curtains The girl was' taken into custody as she drove on U. S. 421 southeast of Indianapolis, about three hours after the bodies were found. Investigators said the McNabneys wers killed Sunday afternoon. AP Wtrtphota Dream vision Into this year's bill, Kennedy was1 away campaigning and was not recorded as voting. Seeks Dixie Votes Nixon obviously hopes as the Republican presidential nominee to collect the electoral votes of some Southern states. He thinks he might be able to do this if he holds a moderate position on civil rights. The vice president does not agree that the Republicans need to take an extreme position on enforcement of civil rights in order to attract what could be the deciding votes of Negroes in the northern big cities. Nixon believes influential Negro leaders credit him with sincere efforts to advance their cause that they prefer his course to that of those who advocate drastic legislation Congress is not likely to enact. He expects to make it clear in the campaign that if he is elected he would use the office of president to preach the moral right of equality. Methodists (Continued From Put One) southern Methodism reunited after a century of division. Five jurisdictions, based on geographical regions, are composed largely of white churches. The Central Jurisdiction is nationwide and is composed entirely 'f Negro churches. The amendment, which will require ratification by two-thirds of the church's 149 annual conferences, does not affect the racial partitioning, nor does it deprive the jurisdictions of any of their present powers. Its main effects are to permit the transfer of bishops across jurisdictional lines by mutual consent, and to encourage jurisdictions to hold quadrennial meetings at the same time and place as the General Conference. The amendment was depicted in hours of debate as a "save the union" compromise between northern Methodists who would like to abolish the jurisdictional system and southern Methodists who oppose any change. The action freed the conference to take up other business, such as a budget for 1960-64. which has fallen far behind schedule. At a testimonial banquet to Bishop Rev. Dr. John E. French, superintendent of the Salisbury district of Peninsula Conference, took part with the 17 other delegates from Bishop Oxnam's jurisdiction. ' Court Grants Hoff a Long Delay in Trial Judges Want to Decide Many Union Appeals Before Resuming Case WASHINGTON. May 3 I. James R. Hoffa has won an indefinite postponement of a trial aimed at having him ousted as president of the teamsters union. It had been scheduled to start today. Charges of misusing $600,000 of union funds were brought against Hoffa by the court-appointed monitors of the union. Hoffa has denied any wrong-doing. The U. S. Court of Appeals granted the indefinite stay yesterday by. a 21 decision. . The court majority said it wanted to hear a number of union appeals in connection with the case next week before allowing the trial to start. It also said the status of the union monitors was in question,, and the union was attacking the validity of the trial itself. In addition, it said, attorneys representing large numbers of teamster members are seeking to intervene in the case. , All these things must be decided, the court majority said, before the district court can proceed with Hoffa's trial. Judge Wilbur K. Miller dissented, saying he favored allowing the trial to start today. Judges Henry Edgerton and vuai iva jl anj fjt bihvvi n ovmj pending arguments May 9-10, and pending "further orders of; this court." Hoffa has brought all his legal guns to bear in the tangled case. He wa3 allowed to take office as president of the union under a compromise that pro vided or monitors to be named by a court to oversee the union and clean up alleged corrup tion in the big organization. The monitors now contend that Hoffa has failed to obey their cleanup orders and should k. AnefAil ITrttiT Vine rharrriH the majority of the monitors' board is out to get him by any means Mental Health (Continued From Far. Ont) committees of the association during the past year. This groups represents over 1,000 members at-large also , doing volunteer work. I Dr. Henry 1 C. Schumacher, j nationally known child psychiatrist, who is serving as consultant for the comprehensive ; study of services to emotion ally disturbed children in Delaware, gave the initial report UII llic VI una auivvj. ,lJiVoV '?.T:.nJnf n' ,:'"r",T ;;" seeks to find the answer to four basic questions on the needs of Delaware children for mental health services. How w many children (through j ge of 17 inclusive) are in the a need of mental health services? How many children are referred for such services and to whom? What is the extent and nature of treatment procedures? How can we wisely plan for the future development of these services in our community? The first steps of the survey have been completed. All persons, agencies, and institutions in the field of mental health in Delaware have been contacted to determine what services they are rendering, the numbers of persons served, and other pertinent points. This information has been analyzed and evaluated by a group of;reduced "some Place" on toP qualified professions. It was on'Of $96,600 that the General As- this evaluation that Dr. Schu- imacher made his report, j The membership of the association reelected seven directors to the board: Judge John Biggs, Jr., Dr. Fritz A. Frey-han, Dr. Jerome H. Holland, vice chancellor William Marvel, J. Baptist Milano, Mrs. Marcus A. Naylor, Jr., and Mrs. Philip B. Warner. Three new mem bers were elected: Dr. Joseph Jastak, director of the Educa tional and Vocational Guidance Bureau; James J. LaPenta, Jr., vice president of the Delaware State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and Dr. Evelyn Orton, examining physician for the Lewis schools. The board reelected its of ficers, led by Mr. Singer, Mr. Marvel and H. Ingersoll Brown, Jr., are vice presidents; Mrs. W. W. Goens, secretary, and Mr. Milano, treasurer. Snake Won't Scare Any More Milkmen PINELLAS PARK, Fla., May 3 if). A milkman called for police help when he found a huge snake coiled on the doorstep of a house. Police Sgt. Wilbur Stiegler figured he might damage the house if he shot the reptile with his revolver. Instead, he got a piece of good, strong lumber, crept up on the snake, and dealt it a crushing blow. Someone is minus a toy plastic snake. Bitterness Clouds Meeting Of British Bloc Ministers Do More in Politics, U. S. Chamber Advised WASHINGTON, May 3 The United States Chamber of Commerce was told today that the threat of inflation is "as patent and dangerous as ever." William A. McDonnell of St. Louis, board chairman of the chamber, urged that businessmen take a more active part in government to do 'something about it. Despite "the temporary relaxation of inflationary pressures ... the threat is still there," McDonnell said, in an address for the chamber's 48th annual meeting. "Even a cold war cannot be won without sacrifices," he said. "We cannot win with shorter hours of work, with long and costly strikes, wage-price spirals, feather-bedding, unbalanced budgets, and . . . fiscal practices which discourage savings and stifle initiative and self-reliance." Urging more direct action by businessmen, he said: "We of the business management community have until recently failed in our responsibility as citizens by leaving politics to others. We have been too busy tending our machines and keeping our shops. "Belatedly we have made a start toward effective participation in democratic government. While this startis an impressive one we have a long way to go before we will be living up to our full citizenship responsibilties." Schools (Cenllnof From Fart One) Wilmington Teachers' Association. Sharp slashes will be re quired in some of the services offered by the city schools, such as summer camps, adult education, and the community use of buildings. Four teaching positions will i ! i.j Dr. Ward I. Miller, superin- Jendent of the city school sys tem, had explained the budg etary crisis to a mass meeting of some 700 teachers and other staff members at the Warner Junior High School auditorium yesterday afternoon prior to the board meeting. Hubert Kenney, the city's fiscal officer, said today that the school board's request for an appropriation similar to the current year should assure holding the line on the present tax rate. He said the budget for city purposes will show an increase of about five per cent and will total, exclusive of school needs, about $10,500,000 compared to $10,000,000 in the current year. He noted that the city is not so fortunate as is New Castle County in having a sharp increase in total real estate as- essment. He said the real estate assessment gain in the city will total only about $6,-000,000 on the basis of the current tax rate, this means only about $150,000 more income. Dr. Milier said the following retrenchments will be necessary: 1. Cutting in half, to $24,000, the cost to the board of allow- ing free use of city schools for, communis groups. A rate schedule will probably be set 10 BU"'C Jl,l-U",c 11U"' this source 2. Eliminating the summer camp program, which cost $1550. VlI?ual ? eliminating all auuH eaucauon, inciuuing citizenship classes. This would cut $24,450 from the budget, leaving just $2,000 for this purpose. Fees may be charged to restore some of the program. 4. Cutting down sharply on visual aids for classes, the comprehensive testing program, consultants for in-service education, travel, and professional books, which would save $10,500. 5. Cutting the use in schools of students under the co-operative education program, saving $5,000 6. Eliminating four teaching; positions to save $20,000. This still leaves $21,391 to be sembly will be asked to restore William Lewis, member of: the board, said that when the public sees the cutting necessary to balance the budget, there will be a tremendous upsurge of public opinion against the slashes made in House Bill j570 " Aaron Finger, another board member, was emphatic that "public opinion as expressed in the referendums" demands that "we ought not to increase taxes." This sentiment was also voiced by Mrs. James Latehutn and James F. Doherty. Another board member, Dr. Robert Lawrence, however, said that "where voters have turned down increases in taxes, the increases were very substantial." He urged consideration of a small increase in the city tax to pay the $11,000 cost of leveling all annual increments at $200, thus giving some teachers a raise. Mr. Finger said he also favored the .increase and said consideration should be given to it "after we see just how much money we will have to work with." Miss Betty Talbot, president of the Wilmington Teachers Association, said: "Granted referendums have lost, why can't Wilmington set the pattern the other way? I know it's not popular but it would give the teachers a morale boost. Now I don't know." The problem of keeping teachers was stressed by Dr. Miller. He told the teachers' meeting he "couldn't ' blame" city staff members who go to suburban districts where salaries are $400 to $1,000 higher. He also emphasized the "mounting difficulties facing city teachers because of changed social, racial and eco nomic conditions." Here is how the board and staff were told by Dr. Miller that the Joint Finance Commit tee had cut the city school budget; $57,280 through the reduc tion in the clerical staff. Dr. Miller said that the board might not be able to justify restora tion of all this cut, but that the fact no notice was given made it worse. $40,700 through the elimina tion of four psychologists, two social workers and a speech therapist. Their service, he explained, was necessary to work with the handicapped children. $25,900 through the transfer of the chairmen of the mathematics, language, and science departments to the state payroll, where Dr. Miller doubts they would be able to devote much time to the city schools. $18,300 through the elimination of a chairman of business education, a post now vacant, and two helping teachers. $8,740 by the loss of two teacher units. Clifford E. Hall, accountant for the Joint Finance Committee, said the committee felt, and a survey showed, there were too many supervisors and that for this reason the three department chairmen were removed. They were put on the state payroll, he ex- plained, to keep -anyone from having to be fired Chessman (Contlnu-l From Fart One) the execution an example of American inhumanity. "Americans can claim that their legal system allowed Chessman far more chances of esearm than nur own uetpm r,arm,f. . j , j , i. Perm.ts to a condemned man, T An Jam's I VtAHi.1 VTj...a iU London's Liberal News Chronicle wrote. "That . . . involves a degree of mental torture which is horrible to contemplate. "In short, capital punishment is disgraceful torture unless it is inflicted very quickly." "By what abominable human process was he kept teetering on the brink of death for so long'' demanded tne Lahonte Daily Herald. The appall ing penalty of 12 years of in descrihabie mental agony is- something which could never happen in Britain and which right-minded people in the States must make sure can never happen again." An Austrian voice dissented. "The Chessman case revealed the true greatness of the legal system which is the most democratic in the world," said the influential Die Presse of Vienna. "It is the greatness of American justice, letter-by-letter enforcement of law, that made it possible even for a condemned man to make himself heard as Cremation of Chessman Scheduled Without Rites SAN QUENTIN, Calif., May 3 (UFD.-Caryl Chessman, who ended his 12-yearbattle for life with a smile and a wink yesterday in the gas chamber at San Quentin Prison, will be cremated today without ceremony, just 24 hours after his execution, at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery in nearby San Rafael. The convict-author, an agnostic, made his own funeral arrangements with the Harry M. Williams Funeral Home. Williams said the ashes would be sent to Forest Lawn in Los Angeles, last resting place of many movie stars. The mortuary owner said he understood Chessman's mother was interred there. The convict said he had no living relatives. Miss Rosalie Asher, an attorney, was .named executor of his estate. Provisions of the will were not made public. Chessman told newsmen Saturday he was $18,000 "in the red" although it is estimated he made as much as $150,000 from books that he wrote and movie rights. He hoped his estate wou!d benefit from publication of the most recent book, "The Kid Was a Killer." Most famous of his literary efforts was "Cell 2455, Death Row." S. African Racial Issue Stirs Condemnation Of Commonwealth Nations; Sessions Called Crucial LONDON, May 3 UP). Primo Ministers of the British Commonwealth met today under a cloud of bitterness generated in their famliy of nations by South Africa's racial policies. Eight prime ministers, one-president, and two senior ministers gathered in the cabinet room at No. 10 Downing St. for a two-week conference on problems facing theic 11 nations. The meetings are confidential, behind locked doors. It is the ninth meeting of the government chiefs since World War II, and the must crucial in the history of the Commonwealth. Six of the 11 leaders have white skins, four are Asians, and one is an African Negro. They represented Australia, Britain, Canada, Ceylon, the Central African Federation o( the Khodesias and Nyasaland, Ghana, India, Malaya, New Zealand, Pakistan and the Union of South Africa some 700 million people, one fourth of the world's population. West Policy Oultined British Prime Minister Hap-old Macmillan was to outilne for them the strategy he, Pres. ident Eisenhower, and French. President Charles de Gaulle will pursue at their summit meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Paris beginning May 16. There were a wide range of Commonwealth matters to be discussed; Mutual defense, aid, trade policies for the Ster ling Bloc, and the effect of the looming trade barriers that Britain fears the six-nation European Common Market will erect. But the South African gov-ernment's stern crackdown on African nationalism overshadowed all other issues before the conference. Condemination of South Africa's "apartheid" policy of strict racial segregation is widespread through the Commonwealth, and not just in the Asian and African nations. Britain Fears Bolt The allegiance of the latter members appeared certain to be seriously weakened if strong pressure were not brought to bear on the South African gov ernment to modify its policy. On the other hand, South Africa's National Party gov ernment is showing signs of pulling out of the Common wealth, and British leaders fear any formal condemnation by the conference would be the last straw. long as he stood on legal grounds." In Australia, both of Sydney's afternoon papers devoted their entire front pages to stories of the execution. Both blasted it editorially. In South America, about 200 Ecuadorean high school stu- ! dents massed for an hour in Lt h emb j I ... Quito, 6houting "Down with Yankees!" "Assassins!" and "Criminals!" as 50 police kept' order. Another 100 students marched around the U. S. embassy in j Montevideo, Uruguay, shouting "Yankee murderers!" There was no violence. Venezuelan police armed themselves with tear gas to protect the U. S. embassy in Caracas after anonymous tele-1 phone calls threatened a dem onstration, but none material ized. The Caracas newspaper El Mundo said the legal resources Chessman had been able to employ showed the American respect for the law. The news was received with mixed sentiments in Mexico. Lawyers and reform groups spoke of "unfairness" but the newspaper Excelsior said U. S. justice had acted in accordance "with conscience, not with sentimentality." About 20 high school students demonstrated before the American consulate in Montreal and police arrested three, ft

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