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TEE WEATHER . V. S. Weather Bureau Forecast Philadelphia and vicinity: Mostly surny and warmer today. Fair s nd mild tonight. Expected hlg. 78. Tomorrow partly clotldy and warm with a chance oi showers. Variable winds 10 10 15 miles per hour . today. ; . Comph te Weather Data -t m Page 11 .-If mum MXtt A. S iHitMI tin N CITY EDITION An Indepe nTdfifa" People fife mi WEI m April Circulation: Daily, 640,303; Sunday, 1,148,084 126th Year SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 7. 1955 Copyright. 1955, by Triangle Publication!, Inc. Vol. 252, No. 127 WFIL-560 KC WFIL-TV CH. 6 FIVE CENTS Doctor Hints Doping in Johnson TKO .Man Wno Gave Orange to Harold Is Hunted by Police Pictures an I Complete Sports cn Pages 17, ; 8, 19. By JOHN WEBSTER A mysterious , stranger, who allegedly haided a "doped" orange to Mght-heavy weight boxing contender Harold John son before his fight last night, is being sought by Philadelphia detectives ani members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission. " Johnson, Philadelphia's No. 1 light-heavywei jht, collapsed in his corner after the second round and was declared tie loser by a techni cal knockout to Julio Mederos in their nations Uy-televised fight, scheduled for 10 rounds at the Arena. Johnso l was a 4-1 favorite to win the figt t. TAKEN TO HOSPITAL Dr. Joseph Ayella, attending physician at ti e fight, said "Johnson appeared to be doped." The lighter was taien to Hahnemann Hospital. There he tol i Detectives Thomas Boyce and James Boggs he had gone to the Bo: ting Commission office yesterday afternoon to check final fight details. He said he left the office shortly after 12:30 P. M. I and as he wal ted from the building at 1428 9. ;'enn Square, a man approached hin and asked for an. autograph for lus three youngsters. ! "I gave the nan my autograph," Johnson pointed out, "and then he asked me L' I liked oranges. I told him I did and he handed me ne for good lack." THIRSTY BEFORE FIGHT j Johnson said he then went home to eat lunch and rest for the fight.1 At 6:30 P. M., his trainer, Clarence (Skinny) DavMson, picked him up and they drove to the Arena. T felt a-little thirsty before the fight and so 1 1 sked for the orange I had put in riy equipment bag," Johnson said. "It tasted awful bitter as I bit into it." He said he threw it away after sucking the- jtice from it. Both. Dr. Ay ilia and Dr. Wilbur Strickland, another Commission physician at ringside, said they -were investigating to determine whether the o-ange that Johnson had eaten in tt e dressing room had been "tampered with." - The 26-year-old fighter, who was taken to the hospital on a stretcher,, told the two doctors that the orange had le "t him feeling slug gish. "I remember nothing after hearing the bill for the fight to start," Johnso l said. Detectives s ud they had recov ered parts of the orange and some peelings mm..-,mmmmmmmmm.m .-) tif ymtrm urn . m k- i-yi i.n i arm ' il T wr. 1. ' 4 v t - i V ill 3m r ii IJ ' ljfvfc mnmMmw-tiy mmmmLmsm i i mmmmwbwwwwmmmmwiiiiiiii iimiTrfri Mfir.y--ririi nririi i i i U. S. Halts Vaccine Flow But Lets Shots Go On; City Injections Resume Silhouetting the arched bridge across the nearby Lotus Pond, flames are shown wiping out all but the skeleton cf the old "Japanese Pagoda," a land- i mark in Fairmount Park for the last half-century. The picturesque structure, brought here from St. Louis Exposition in 1905, was located on Lansdowne drive. Bankers Group To Scanleader Tax Program Five Philadelphia and Pittsburgh bankers have been assigned by the Pennsylvania Bankers Association as a special "task force" to study Gov. George M. Leader's tax program built around the "classified income tax." . Besides considering the associa tion's over-all policy toward the program, this group will look close ly into its possible effect on estates, trusts and their beneficiaries. LOCAL BANKERS NAMED Three Philadelphians on the "task force" are George W. Horns- by, vice president of the Girard Trust Corn Exchange Bank; Paul C, Wagner, senior vice president of the ridelity-Philadelphla Trust Co., and John E. Williams, vice president of the Provident Trust Co. The Pittsburgh men are John L. Propst, vice president of the Mellon National Bank and Trust E. Magee," its Thousands See Blaze Wreck Famed PagodaiSees Hope for Red Peace Talks Johnson, heavier than ever atiCo., and William 179, displayed a sharp left jab ini trust officer. Working closely Continued on Page 17, Column 4 Pupil Reinstated In Knife Incident BEACH HAVEN, N. J., May 6 AP). An 11 -year-old boy, suspended a week ago for allegedly lunging at a t;acher with a knife, was reinstated tonight by the Beach Haven Board of Education. The board reinstated Fred Lane, Jr., after be a lologized to the four board membei s present and to the principal. Sue A. Salmons. The president of the board is Fred Bell,, thj boy's uncle. The fifth member, who was not present, Is the boy's fs ther, Fred Lane. The board had dismissed the teacher, Dons Id B. Hatmaker, 50, who reported young Lane lunged at him with a two-inch blade after he had been questioned about a missing safetj patrol badge. The board siid the teacher could rot control tt e class. with the as sociations legislation committee and counsel, it was announced, the special committee will give careful study particularly to the plan to brmg banks under the proposed 6 percent corporate net income tax, exempting them from the-4-mill tax on bank shares which they now pay. In Fairmount Park One of Philadelphia's best known and best loved landmarks, the "Japanese Pagoda" in Fairmount Park, burned to the ground last night. The ethereally designed frame structure, which had stood on Lansdowne dr. just east of Belmont ave. for more than half a century,, was reduced to ashes within minutes by flames which broke out shortly before 8 P. M. Dulles Leaves; SCAN OTHER TAXES Also to come under their close scrutiny will be the proposal to impose a 5 percent tax on dividends and a 4 percent tax on in terest, rents and royalties. I Gov. Leader has asked the State Legislature to enact a $529,080,000 tax program to supply needed funds for his proposed record- I breaking $1,843,583,666 State budg et ior me Diennium Degmning June 1. His actual new revenue needs amount to $510,604,474. Meanwhile Mayor Joseph S. Clark, Jr., came to the support of the Leader program for the second time in ten days. He said a sales tax was favored by "those who be neve mat wealth, wnether in herited or earned, should be taxed no more heavily than wages." Headline Hopping By Ollie Crawford TRENCH designers abandon " J? "flat look." This apparently makes it unanimous. The summer styles now being shown in Paris have a lot more spring. - It seems that 50,000,000 Frenchmen weren't wrong, just Dior. The gals who followed his fashion mandate found themselves with no man and no date. A guy doesn't mind a gal being a sister to him, but not a brother. Now the word is that the styles will to from fiat to flattering. This leaves last year's style so much of an orphan, they're thinking of opening a Diorphan-.age. You can't do much with them, except maybe' wear them backward. But by next fall, things will be in great shape. - The fashionable thing for papa will be a well-rounded pocketbook. . Paris designers might adopt the natural look, but for this you don't need designers. After 800 Years of Aristocracy Bluehlood, 23, Elopes With Farmhand, 54 LINCOLN, England, May 7 (Saturday) (AP). rUSAN D!HOKE. 23-vear-nlr! sistpp nf th VippHitcirv Hum. pion of England and caughter of one of Britain's oldest aristocratic families, was reported today to have run away with f. 4-year-o:d farmhand. Grace Kelly Visits Monaco Prince MONTE CARLO, Monaco, May 6 (A. P.), Grace Kelly, who is at tending the Cannes film festival, took time out today to visit Prince Rainier III of Monaco at his gingerbread palace overlooking the Mediterranean. The Prince showed her the state apartments, the museum and his private zoo in the palace gardens. "It was the first time I had ever been received by a prince," said the movie star. "His simplicity completely conquered me." and whipped through Its weathered timbers on the wings of a brisk north wind. Workmen had erected scaffold ing around the entire exterior of the attractive two-story building, preparatory to making extensive repairs, and when the names nad done their work, only the scaffold and a few of the pagoda's upright beams remained standing. SPOTTED BY PARK GUARDS Park Guards Maurice Davidson and Charles Turner, on patrol in the vicinity, saw smoke pouring from the quaintly peaked roof of the building and telephoned an alarm. By the time the first firemen responded from Belmont and Girard aves., the pagoda was beyond saving. Thousands of spectators, attracted by the glare of the flames, gathered along the park drives to watch as extra fire compames were brought in to string hose lines from distant hydrants. GIVEN CITY IN 1905 Properly termed the "Japanese Temple Gate," the building was presented to the city in 1905 by John H. Converse and Samuel M. Vauclain. Considered a specimen of the finest Japanese architectural art of 300 years ago, it formed part of the official Japanese exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904. It was pur chased by Converse and Vauclain as a gift to the city when the exposition ended. Six children two of them girls ranging in age from 10 to 13 were questioned by park guards and Juvenile Aid detectives but later were allowed to go home. Two of the boys said they had been climb ing on the scaffolding, had seen the fire in some old rags and had run for help. WASHINGTON, May 6 (UP). Secretary of State John Foster Dulles said today admission of West Germany into the Allied camp and an Austrian peace treaty could open the way for peace talks with Russia. He said they "open up new vistas for peaceful accom plishments." He made the statement as he left President Eisenhower's plane, in the Columbine, for Allied talks in Paris. Dulles said he was going to Europe with "greater confidence" than on any of the dozen previous times he had gone to the continent in the quest for free world solidarity and world peace.. MEETS WITH PRESIDENT Dulles spent a large part of the day in secret meetings with President Eisenhower, Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson, Admiral Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Undersecretary of State Herbert Hoover, Jr. The White House described the meeting as of "a routine nature." But the Nation's top leaders un doubtedly discussed Dulles vital mission to Paris. He plans talks on a possible East-West conference, a cease fire in the Formosa Straits, and the touchy Indochina situa tion. MIGHT GO TO VIENNA . Dulles told reporters" at the air port that he might go to Vienna after the Paris meetings if Com munist and Allied conferees agreed on a peace treaty for Austria. The State Department has described the current status of the long- delayed treaty talks as "encouraging." The Secretary said admission of West Germany into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization "will begin the writing of a new chapter in the European story a chapter which will record the realization of a new Europe, united, free and secure." . . . , RECEIVES ACCEPTANCE First step in making West Ger many the 15th member of NATO took place in Washington today Pupils to Get Inoculations On Tuesday Inoculation of first and second grad'e pupils in the Philadelphia public schools will begin Tuesday as . scheduled despite the ' Government's action in withholding clearance of all; newly manufactured Salk anti- j polio vaccine, it was announced yesterday. . Dr. Norman R. Ingraham, Jr., Deputy Commissioner of Health for this city, said sufficient "supplies of the Government-approved vaccine were on hand here before U. S. Surgeon General Leonard A. Scheele postponed Federal approval of new shipments of the ma terial pending further tests. DELAY DENIED Enough vaccine is in the refrig erators of his department to immunize about 90 percent of the estimated 46,000 first and second graders in the public school system. Dr. Ingraham stated ab sences and failure or refusal of parents to consent to their dren's inoculation are expected to account for the other 10 percent In Harrisburg, meanwhile, offi cials of the State Health Depart ment denied knowledge of a "pos sible delay" in shipment of fresh vaccine to Pennsylvania in time for second inoculations of the State's primary grade pupils. DISCOUNTS RUMORS "We have heard some rumors that there is going to be a delay," said Dr. J. Thomas Millington, the department's director of preventive services, "but as far as the department is concerned, we know of no possible delay in shipping the serum to Pennsylvania. "The last word we received from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis," he added, "was that the serum for the second shots would be sent as soon as we filed a report showing exactly how much was used in the first shots." j COMPLETE FAITH New Jersey officials also indicated they were going ahead with their inoculation program without further delay. Dr. Daniel Bergsma, State Health Commissioner, said at Trenton that he placed complete faith in the antipolio vaccine distributed throughout that . State yesterday. South Jersey's, portion of the shipment was sent in a station wagon, escorted by State Police cars, to Haddonfield, where Dr. Hugh Palmer,, District State Health Officer, supervised transshipment to central distributing points in Atlantic, Cumberland, Camden, Gloucester, Cape May and Salem counties. School districts in each of these counties have been notified of the points in their areas where they -. ' y W 1 Hedy Lamarr, who ha appealed a Federal tax claim of $90, 1 2b against her in which the U. S. is contesting her deduction of $147,000 for jewels stolen from her in 1950. , Models 'Killed' As Atomic Blast Flattens City Continued on Page 4, Column 6 Continued on Page 2, Column 6 The tabloid Daily Sketch said the uote1 1Irs- DymoM. "There Is a dark-haired, flashing-eyed Susan, sreat difference in age that is very whose Army jfficer brother inherit unfortunate.' Windsor Periled In Plane Landing PARIS. May 6 (AP).-The Duke of Windsor made his first flight from London to Paris since the Second World War today, and a tire blowout shook up him and other passengers. The 'British . European Airways plane from London had just landed at Le Bourget Airfield and was taxiing down a runway when the tire blew. Ited the right to carry the standard of Englai.d in coronation ceremonies, elojed two months ago with Jimmy ' Vebb. Webb, a nitive cf Tieland, formerly tended hunt horse: in the little village c f Culverthorpe, where Dymokes hae lived for 800 years "My sister is wilful," the Sketch quoted Capt John Dymoke, 27, Susan's brotier. "What she has Capt. Dymoke is the 34th mem ber of the family to hold the title of Queen's or King's Champion. It was bestowed on his ancestors nearly 600 years ago at the corona tion of King Richard II. The Royal Champion formerly rode his horse into the Coronation Hall to challenge to battle anyone who might question the right of the monarch to be ciownej. in re- Missing Baby Found, Sitter, 2 Others Held Illustrated on Page 9 An 10-month-old Southwest Philadelphia boy, taken from his home Thursday morning by an 18-year-old baby sitter, was found by police last night after a house-to-house search through a central-city apart- President Urges Guarding of Rights WASHINGTON, May 6 (U. P.). President Eisenhower, speaking at the dedication of a new Jewish j temple, advised Americans tonight to protect the rights of others lest their own rights be trampled. The President participated in ceremonies dedicating the new temple of the Washington Hebrew Congregation. The temple houses the eldest Jewish congregation in Washington. It was founded in 1852 and operates under a unique charter granted by Congress. In the company of 2000 woe-shippers in the massive temple, the President said the founders of this country believed all men were endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. These rights, he said, were God-given rather than the product of the birth of a new nation. done is madr ess. But I know that ' cent years, the Champion has been she would rot behave with dis-i given the rignt to carry the Royal honor." Standard during the coronation rituaL - SUSAN'S mother, Mrs. Lionel Dymoke .said she knew her daughter pla ined to run away with Webb, who tad lived in the village ior three yei rs. "Mr. Web is not of her class, that is regrittable." the Sketch I, Baseball Contest In Sports Section On WFIL Today 56ft FIRST ON TOCE DIAL . 9:30 A.M. No School Today " 1 to 4:00 P. M. Thanks lor the Ride: Music 4:30 P.M. The Jazz Beat 8:05 P.M. Dancing Party 9:05 P. M. V-E Day Anniversary 11:05 P. L Baseball Scoreboard WFIL-TV CHANNEL 6 4:30 P.M. Buffalo Bill, Jr, with Dick Jones 5:30 P.M. Wrestling 7:30 P.M. Paris Precinct: "The Fire Bug 9:00 P.M. Play Marko 10:30P.M. Ford Film Playhouse: , "Sundown Complete Radio and Television Programs on Page 16. mentarea.' Recovery of the child, Thomas J. Longo, was effected after his father, Horace Longo, of 8624 Grovers ave., appeared at the 12th and Pine sts. station, gave police All three were taken later to the 55th and Pine sts. station, where they were being questioned by detectives. Also being questioned in connection witlrthe case was the child's father. HEAR BABY CRYING SURVIVAL CITY, Nev., May 6 (AP). Civil defense experts prod ded into th j shredded wreckage of this atom-b.asted town today and learned where and how you would die or survive in a nuclear at tack. ( Ripped and crumped debris of some homes, like two which were standing less than a mile from yes terday's mighty atomic explosion, made clear that none Would have lived in them. The mannequin families in them "died" to a man. Force of the blast was equal to 35,000 tons of TNT. The bombs that leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki had the power of only 20,000 tons. WALLS WITHSTAND Two other homes, about equally near, bore up better. Their walls and flat roofs withstood the battering. But the awful force of the atomic storm had swept their interiors into windows of fittings and furniture, made the houses hollow shells. The "people" there, fared only a little better than those of the completely demolished homes. Radiation would have been a powerful weapon against any per sons above ground and exposed within the 4700-foot area. Harold L. Goodwin, test director of the Federal Civil Defense Ad' ministration, said that "most people above ground within this area would have died." He esti mated a probably fatal dose of 400 roentgens hit the front line of homes at 4700 feet. SAFE IN SHELTERS Some persons would have been hurt, perhaps fatally, by flying debris, too, he said. But those in shelters in the 4700-foot area prob ably would have been safe. An inspection of shelters in the Reports By Experts 'Awaited WASHINGTON, May 6 (AP). Federal clearance of newly manufactured Salk polio vaccine has been halted for a few days, Surgeon General Leonard A. Scheele said today, But he emphasized that inoculations should proceed with supplies already cleared. Scheele told the House Banking Committee the manufacture of vaccine was continuing and that ' shipment and use of batches al ready approved were going ahead. NOTV UNDER SUSPICION Emphasizing that the product was not "under suspicion" Scheele said Federal review of new batches had been "at a standstill" for several days pending a top-level scientific discussion of possible further safeguards. A spokesman for the National Institute of Health in nearby ' Bethesda, Md.f where the meeting is being held, said no Salk vaccine had been finally rejected thus far as defective. - He cited repeated statements by Scheele to the House committee that the U. S. Public Health Service was confident the vaccine was safe. He also stressed that all vaccine now in the hands of physi cians and Public Health authorities had passed the minimum require ments of the Biologists Control Laboratory. PLAN EVERY SAFEGUARD Scheele, head of the Public Health Service, said the clearance embargo and the scientific discussion were just "additional steps to make sure that every conceivable safeguard" was being followed. Actually, he said, the conference of medical experts had been planned before reports began coming in of polio among children who had received vaccinations.-When those report began to come in, he said, the clearance program was held up to get the benefit of the experts' views. Scheele said he was confident that embargo on further clearances would be lifted in a few days. REVIEW BY EXPERTS Later, in talking with newsmen, he cut that down to "the next day or two," but said there might be some slowdown if new standards and tests were decided on. At the Health, Education and Welfare Department, a spokesman said the committee of virologists, consultants and other experts was reviewing the whole situation, including the method of clearinz Continued on Page 4, Column 5 Continued on Page 9, Column 2 AprilJobs Reach Record 61 Million Inquirer Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, May 6. Em ployment in April reached an all- time high of 61,685,000, a gain of 1,200,000 ever March, the Com-mercs and Labor Departments reported today. - While the number hired was showing a sharp gain, the number of jobless dropped in April by 200,-000 to a level of 2,962,000, the survey showed. However, April showed a huge jump in the labor force, after several months in which the labor force had actually been estimated at below the number of a year earlier. This meant that unemploy ment ieu only slightly, and In fact somewhat less than was expected on seasonal grounds. 'King Arthur' Hides Again Debbie to Leave On Far East Tour HOLLYWOOD, May 6 (UP). Debbie Reynolds will leave a week from today to entertain GIs in the Far East "because she wants to get away from all these rumors her romance with Eddie Fisher is over," MGM spokesmen said today. The pert singing star accepted an invitation to join disc jockey Johnny Grant's troupe of 10. The entertainers will visit service posts in Korea, Japan and Formosa and return here May 30. 3tt Sljr Snqutrrr SATURDAY. MAY 7. 1955 Patrolmen Hemmerle and Suna- a pnotograpn or nis missing son vmcvi it oftor t u and the girl, and then told themwhen the landlady of one of the he had learned she was living in rooming houses recognized the (Departments and Features me vicumy oi ui ana spruce sis. chnd and girl from the photo-2 MEN ALSO QUIZZED I graph. 'Patrolmen Walter Hemmerle "Oh. yes!' and Igiatius Sunakowski searched operator said. "She's here and the district and finally found the 'that's the baby crying now." Amusements X I Bridge 15 the rooming house; Business and Godfrey Still 'Firing'- This Time at the Press NEW YORK, May 6 (UP). ARTHUR GODFREY complained in bitter words today that most newspapers make unfair and uninformed comment about him. "I don't gfve a what they print," he said. The was a pause in his speech, not a word. He told his radio show audience that he was going to do things the way he thinks it's right. "If you don't agree with me, just don't tune in any more and we'll find it out quick," he told his CBS audience. "We don't have to read about it in the paper." . The trouble, he said, is that a lot of the news stories about him are lies "pure canard, pure manu- boy on the third floor of a rooming I She explained that Miss Carson, in the rnmnanv nf tho ttt-n mni house. With him was the girl, whOirented the room SCVeral days ago. At the station house the girl said she had lived in Tennessee and identified herself as Katherine Elizabeth Carson. Police took into custody the girl ; that her mother now lives in Alex and two men who said the girl told ' andria, Va. She added that she them she had a husband in the j had been in this city for about six Army and that the child was hers. or seven weeks. Financial 20, 21, 22 Church News 7 Comics 14, 15 Death Notices 22 Editorials 10 Leonard Lyons Louella O. Parsons Portraits Red Smith Washington Background Oddities . 12 Puzzles 14, 15 Television 16 factured lies, no basis in fact at Shipping 21 all." Sports 17 to 19 Women's News 11 Pare 15 Page 15 Page 10 Pace 17 He started his remarks with a reference to the recent firing of his "friends" from his television show of the same name. The result, he said, was "fireworks." "I've been very much amused by the press this last time," Godfrey said. "You see, what gummed 'em son, you see. Nobody was going with anybody. There was no reason. They couldn't figure out any. thing, so one fellow out West somewhere wrote that he guessed that the show would just have to Continued on Paje 9, Column 2 LOST ANS FOUND LOST. BiuMt hound, f?aie, about Oct. 30th. vie. Baltimore Pike & Oak Line, Heights. Del. Co. licn. (50 Tt-x. Hn jUMIIOM.MAdlon3-05r5. LOST Ml eoliie. Mble A hit. n. -" to "Jock" ic. Drexe! Hill. Re- rd.Phoo Sunset 9-3518. LOfet Piil-Bu-Kipa ky. M W". MorrUoe, FiiBecion '39. fcWirthmor 6-2058. LOST. Liht brown, key wrnUet. driter'a Uc . ownership card. Ktw.GR 7-0770. LOST. Iad7' diamond wnat watch.. S9U 8t area Reward. Hilltop 6061, rotJID Man'g Lord Kiiin' watch Tie. Oxford Circle. For tnformCU 8-t259. Idet". blue tirakeet. ie band "fi"7S5, e. Ridley Pk. Rrw. Wanhburn 8-MB3. Page 10 up was they couldn't find any rea- rJthtt Lost & Found Page 22

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