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Tuesday, February 24, 1959
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SI HOME EDITION fll FOUNDED 1884-75th Year 22 Pages Two Sections PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1959. Telephone PL 6-8000 SEVEN CENTS LOCAL WEATHER Clear, seasonably cold and windy tonight and tomorrow. Low tonight in the 20s, high tomorrow in the 40s. Yesterday's high 36, overnight low 33. Sunset today 5:41, sunrise tomorrow 6:37. 0 - ' kJVy Meany-Reutlier dispute Ends in neasy. Accord U Sea Crash Kills S. Plain field Flyer South Plainfield Lieut. Percy "William (Bill) Williams r., 26, Navy jet pilot attached to the aircraft carrier TJSS ntrepid, lost his life in the Mediterranean Saturday (Feb. 1, 1959). One-Man Direction of Policies Of AFL-CIO Sparks Difference San Juan, Puerto Rico UP) AFL-CIO leaders emerged with an uneasy truce today after a revolt led by "Walter Reuther against AFL-CIO President George Meany s one- man direction of federation policies. It wasn't exactly clear who had won. But Reuther and other leaders of the former CIO felt their voices would be reflected more in the policies of the merged, 14-milhon-member organization. For one thing, it looks now as Jukebox Quiz Widens In Chicago Washington (P) Alleged record counterfeiting plots fid ax wielding, acid throwing raids by Chicago jukebox racketeers were subjects for Senate investigation today. Counsel Robert F. Kennedy of the Senate Rackets Investigating committee, announced two of the witnesses were being brought here from the state prison at Joliet, 111., where they are serv ing sentences. He named them as James Rini and Alex Ross, both of Chicago. He said Ross is serving time for destruction of seven jukeboxes. Kennedy did not further iden tify another witness whom he named only as Carl J. Burkhardt of Cincinnati. He said Charles English, head of the Lormar Distributing Com pany of Chicago, also would be quizzed about testimony last week that this firm was involved in a mobster scheme to flood the Midwest with jukebox records bearing counterfeit labels. Kennedy said testimony also would deal with game machines, such as bowling devices, as well as violence in the jukebox rackets. i - The -ewnmittee resumes hear-, ings with Senator Karl E. Mundt (R-S.D.), its new vice chairman, demanding an early showdown among the Committee's members on what new laws were needed to -deal with racketeering in the labor relations field. He said a bill by two members, Senators John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sam J. Ervin Jr. (D-N.C.) wasn't tough enough, and that the Committee should pro pose some amendments to it The Senate Labor subcommittee has approved the Kennedy-Ervin measure, and it awaits action by the full Labor committee. Congress passed no major labor bill last year. Radio Pickup Spurs Search Littleton, N. H. (IP) A faint radio message today gave searchers hope that two doctors missing in their apparently wrecked plane still are alive somewhere in the rugged, snow-covered White Mountains area. As a result of the radio pickup, ground and air search teams to day concentrated their hunt for Dr. Ralph E. Miller, 60, an4 Dr. Robert S. Quinn, 32, in the eight- mile area between Mt. Agassiz and Franconia Notch. Dr. Karl Steady, 55, a Laconia osteopathic physician and mem ber of the Civil Air Patrol, re ported he received fragments of a wireless signal yesterday which read: "Agass . . . Notch . . ." Mt. Aggasiz, some 2,000 feet high, is a short way east of Lit tleton's abandoned Lewis Airport near where a 19-year-old girl re portedly heard a low-flying air plane Saturday. Drs. Miller and Quinn disap peared Saturday while on a 70- mile mercy flight between Berlin and Lebanon. They were return ing from Berlin where they had gone to treat a heart patient. if the Washington meeting the AFL-CIO is planning to underline America's unemployment prob lem will be along more spectacu lar lines as urged by Reuther. It probably won't be the mass march of unemployed Reuther first pro posed, but it will likely be more of a show than the strictly legis lative conference of union offi cials Meany advocated. Reason for Difference , The revolt had boiled up for a week behind the scenes of the Winter meeting of the AFLCIO Executive Council here. It be gan when Meany head of the old AFL at a Council meeting chided Reuther head of the old CIO for holding a session of the Economic Policy Committee while the federation president was de layed in Washington by a cold Meany was reported angry at Reuther's unemployment march project. Reuther, the Economic Committee chairman, retorted that Meaney had never attended Economic Policy meetings. Anyway, the red-headed Auto Workers Union chief said, as chairman he should have a relatively free hand at mapping economic policy, at least in the committee stage. Reuther said if he couldn't run the Economic Committee, he might as well quit the post. Reuther was backed in the ar gument by James D. Carey, No 2 man in the federation's CIO faction. The meeting got so hot that Meany ordered Carey to leave, his .seat: and take one at the foot of the Executive Council table, something the scrappy Carey refused to do. Showdown Session Held Meany, Reuther and other high federation officials failed to re solve the conflict at two secret breakfast meetings during the week. Some union leaders feared a blowup of the four-year-old merged labor organization. 'A showdown session was held last night. Meany declined to comment afterward. Reuther, with what appeared to be a, diplomatic approach told newsmen: "Nobody ever talked about busting up any thing there are understandings now on things where there were misunderstandings before." In another important develop ment, the Executive Council au thorized Meany to challenge Teamster chief James Hoffa by chartering a truck-drivers loca. in Puerto Rico. Lieutenant Williams' parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Williams of 1530 Windrew 'Ave., were inform ed of the accident by the Navy Department. They learned that their son's jet fighter plane was catapulted off the Intrepid, that the plane's motor failed and the craft fell into the sea. Lieutenant Williams' body was, not recov ered. Lieutenant Williams was " a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. His father-in- law is Admiral John Raby of Pensacola, Fla. Squadron 33 The lieutenant was attached to Fighter Squadron 33. He had left the United States Feb. 13 aboard the Intrepid, which had orders to relieve the carrier Ranger in the Mediterranean. The accident occurred shortly before the two carriers were scheduled to rendez vous in the Mediterranean. Lieutenant Williams was born in Pla infield and spent most of his life in the this borough. He became South Plainfield's first Eagle Scout and attended the World Wide Scout Jamboree in France in 1947. He was active in sports, served as an altar boy m St. Andrew s Episcopal Church, Plainfield, and as a Courier-News little merchant." He became interested in a Navy career while attending North Plainfield High School Graduating in 1950, he matric ulated in Columbian Preparatory School in Washington and at the same time joined the Navy Reserve to qualify for appointment to Annapolis. He entered the Naval Academy in July, 1951, and was an All America lacrosse player and re cipient of the Jack Turnbull Trophy. He was graduated in June, 1955, with a bachelor of science Brazil Approves Mrs. Luce as Envoy- Rio de Janeiro (IP) Brazil is not only getting a woman ambas sador, she is sending out one of her own. President Juscelino Kubitschek has approved the nomination of Odete de Carvalho E Souza, a career diplomat as envoy to Israel. On the Inside Births 6 Dr. Bundesen 8 Classified Ads 19-20-21 Comics 18-20 Coming Events 6 Editorials, Letters 14 Ann Landers 8 Obituaries 22 AngeloPatri 8 Social News 6 Sports 16-17 Stock Market 22 Television, Radio 9 Theaters 17 Women's Features 8 New Polaris Snout Tested Washington (IP) A successf u test of a new movable nozzle for the Polaris missile was reported today. The Washington Post quoted Navy officials as calling it "a ma j or technological breakthrough that will improve the performance and reliability not only of the Polaris, but also of the Minute man intercontinental range mis sile now under development. Both are powered with solid fuel. The new nozzle is made of molybdenum, which is known for its heat resisting qualities. This characteristic is important in the missile nozzle, where the intense heat of combustion blasts forth By altering the direction of the escaping hot gases, the movable nozzle can control the steering and stability of the missile. The Post said the development also opens the way to use of more powerful solid propellent missiles in future developments. $ f 4 -Power Conference Ob O TTF) eomianv jaarrea V if- 74 r Lieut P. W. Williams Jr. degree and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy. Carrier Pilot He attended aviation school in Pensacola and qualified as a car rier pilot. After completing his training in Florida, he was assigned to the Oceana Naval Air Station, Norfolk,, and attached to Fighter Squadron 33. He and his wife, the former Jane L. Raby, resided in nearby Lynnhaven, Va Their first child, John Raby Wil liams, was born in August, 19o8. Lieutenant Williams wife is with her parents in Pensacola Her husband had expected to be overseas six months. Lieutenant Williams was an only child. In addition to his parents, his widow and his son, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Reinhold of Spnngdale. Memorial services for Lieutenant Williams were he"ld in Protes tant and Catholic chapels in the Oceana Naval Air Station yester day. DL&W Presses Service Cut Plea Newark (IP) The Lackawanna Railroad goes before the Public Utility Commission today to ask for permission to drop 40 suburban passenger trains. The reason for the re quest is one now familiar to railroad officials and riders alike the line claims it loses too much money carrvinsr pas- sengers. Campy's Son In Youth Row New York (IP) The 15-year-old son of former Dodger catcher Roy Campanella and 17 other youths were arrested yesterday after a gang fight. David Campanella was charged with juvenile delinquency. Police said he was a leader of a gang called "The Chaplains," who challenged another gang to a fight over "rights" to hang around a bowling alley in Flush ing, Queens. Police said the gangs arranged to meet yesterday, with three from each side to fight to settle the issue. No weapons were in volved.. Police spotted a crowd of about 30 boys in a vacant lot and investigated. The six who were fighting, including Campanella, were taken in along with 12 others. 5 Break-Ins Laid To N. J. Patrolman Millburn (IP) Patrolman John Marzak, 23, a former high school sports standout, was suspended from the force last night and charged with five breaks and entries that had occurred on his beat. Marzak, arraigned before Magistrate Milton Freiman, denied the charges. He was released in $4,500 bail for a hearing Saturday. Authorities alleged that Marzak entered a barber shop, service station, restaurant, beauty parlor and market. Police Chief Frank Stoeckel said he became suspicious when Marzak didn't report anything unusual from his beat, where most of the enterings took place. H I Woman Hurt As Car Tips Bernards Township One wom an was injured in the first of two accidents early this morning on Lyons Rl., about a mile northeast of Liberty Corner. Mrs. Elizabeth Zimmerman of Rockaway was treated by a physi cian for cuts on her face and for internal chest injuries, police said She was thrown out of the car she was driving when it left the road about 7:20 a.m. and rolled over, police said. In the other accident cars driv en by Mrs. Albert Smith of 67 Woodstone . Rd., Basking Ridge, and Mrs. E. E. Darley of Spruce Lane. Farm, Liberty Corner, col lided about 8:20 a.m. No summons was issued either accident. Most of the trains involved do not run during hours commuters usually travel. They include 16 the Lackawanna wants to discon tinue on the Morristown line, 14 on the Gladstone branch, six on the Boonton line and four on the Montclair branch. 4 Million Loss The Lackawanna claims it had a net loss of $3,934,319 last year. And figures it released yesterday on January operations did not indicate this would be a brighter year. They show gross revenues of $6,031,822 for January, 1959, compared to $6,500,304 for January, 1958 a drop of $468,482. One thing which hurts, the Lackawanna claims, is a Post Of fice decision to use trucks instead of trains in suburban areas. It says this will mean an annual loss of $370,000 in revenue. Those Opposed Among those slated to omose the move to drop 40 trains is the newly formed Morris Countv Rail road Transportation Association. It was organized Jan. 16 and named Thomas Taber, mayor of Madison, as chairman. The Association has called on the state Legislature to prohibit the PUC from approving any re- auction in commuter rail travel until the Legislature solves the metropolitan transit problem. It also wants Congress to "bar the Interstate Commerce Commis sion from granting anv reductions denied by the PUC and the Post Office Department to restore mail contracts. in Negro in Orchestra, Georgia U. Cancels Athens, Ga. (IP) A March 4 jazz concert featuring Dave Bru beck's orchestra has been can celed because the bass player is a Negro, president Stuart Foods of the sponsoring University of Georgia Jazz Society said last night. Woods, a senior from Man Chester, Ga., said the society learned only yesterday that one of the performers for the concert was a Negro. When notified of this, university officials decreed that the group, one of the top jazz bands in the country, could not perform on the university! campus. Woods said. . Priest Heads Revolt in Paraguay By JOSE MARIA ORLANDO Montevideo, Uruguay (IP) South America's only remain ing dictator, Alfredo Stroess-ner of Paraguay, is fighting a war of nerves led by a youthful Roman Catholic priest. Stroessner's land-locked coun try of xk million people is a land of fear and suspicion, gradually becoming more isolated in a conti nent where dictatorships have gone out of style. Thousands of refugee Paraguayans are openly plotting Stroessner's overthrow on the fringe of his borders. One of the best known revolu tionaries is the Rev. Ramon Tala vera, who says, "Some church leaders might disapprove of what I am doing, but in fighting injus tice and tyranny I'm within God s principles. Was Expelled The 35-year-old priest came to Uruguay last November after being expelled for preaching openly against Stroessner's strongman rule. Proclaiming a "National Liberation Front," he has appealed to other refugee Paraguayans here and in Argentina to join his crusade against the 44-year-old dictator. Father Talavera, son of a wealthy rancher, says his revolt was born while serving as a chaplain in a Paraguayan jail where political prisoners were kept. The Stroessner government has accused the priest of Communist leanings but he insists: "I'm not a Communist. I'm a Christian as are most of the Paraguayan people. In our Christian hearts, there is no place for an atheist doctrine like communism." Stroessner, son of a German settler and a Paraguayan mother, rose to power five years ago at the head of a military coup. Some regarded him at first a front man for the army but he has consolidated his position. Lives Ruled The lives of his subjects overwhelmingly Roman Catholic Mestizos of mixed Spanish and Guar-ani Indian stock are sealed off from the outside world by a veiled censorship. Newsmen who send out dispatches the government doesn't like know they will be called in and possibly expelled. Stroessner dislikes being called a dictator. Outwardly he acts the role of president, dresses mostly in white linen suits and only occasionally dons his general's uniform. Moving quietly about, he has an escort of only half a dozen policemen. n s .et-'- , - - X i t ; r 1 : 'fV 'J ' - . , ft J Khrushchev Says Matter For 2 States SETS IT STRAIGHT Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev (left) adjusts Soviet badge on lapel of British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan during stag dinner in British Embassy in Moscow last night (AP Wirephoto) Windy Weather Expected to Stay Clear, seasonably cold and windy weather will hold through tonight and tomorrow afternoon, according to Mrs. Vivian Scherer, co-operative' weather observer. Tonight's low will be in the 20s and tomorrow afternoon's high in the 40s, she said. Yesterday's high was 36, the overnight low 33. Many Sight Flaming Ball East Lansing, Mich. (IP) A flaming bluish green object streaked over Michigan about 6:30 a. m. today. State troopers in both Lower and Upper Michigan sighted it traveling from east to west. Radio stations had calls from excited citizens who also saw the object. Two operators in the control tower of the Grand Rapids Air port in Western Michigan said they believed it was a meteorite. The operators, John Moore and Robert Boylan, said the object also was sighted at airport control towers in Chicago and Madison, Wis. "It was a dandy," Moore and Boylan agreed. "The best meteor ite we ever saw. It must have been a good sized one because it looked like it was just northwest of Grand Rapids going from east to west. It was shooting off sparks before it appeared to disinte grate." The sky was clear just before dawn and observers got a good look at the object. Radio Station WHGR in Hough ton Lake in North Central Lower Michigan received a call from a man at nearby Roscommon who said, "it scared hell out of me. Proxmire on Own Against Johnson Washington (P) A campaign by Senator "William Proxmire (D-"Vis.) to clip the authority of Democratic leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas remained a one-man effort todav. No other senator publicly backed Proxmire's demand in the Senate yesterday for revival of party caucuses to direct and control the party leaders. He said Johnson is exercising the voters of Texas. Proxmire, who himself once praised Johnson as the second most powerful man in government, said he will discuss "in a later speech the implications of Johnson's leadership "and the power it has generated." Privately Voiced Complaints Behind the scenes there were other Democrats who obviously agreed with Proxmire that they have surrendered to Johnson sweeping authority never before so concentrated in a party chief tain. But these Democrats con fined themselves to privately voiced complaints and avoided public airing of their views. Proxmire himself said in an interview he had been told by some other senators they were in sympathy with his views. But he said he wouldn't name them publicly "because of the putting your head on the chopping block aspect." He said he hadn t discussed his speech in advance with Democratic colleagues because "I felt it wouldn't be fair to involve them in something that might make dif ficulties for them with the leadership." . In this connection, one Democratic critic of Proxmire who did not want his name used, quipped that the Wisconsin senator had picked Washington's birthday to "make his farewell address." Expected to Bend Backwards Senators most ' familiar with Johnson's operations said, however, they expected the majority leader to bend over backwards in public efforts to demonstrate he is being fair to Proxmire and others who may view his leadership as something less than fully satisfactory to them. Johnson himself was in Texas, confined to his home with influenza. Aides said it was not likely he would have, any public comment. But Johnson wss defended by Senator Richard L. Neuberger (D-Ore.), like Proxmire a member of the liberal bloc, and Senator Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.), the assistant leader. Senator Everett Dirksen (R-111.), the GOP leader, joining the debate to praise Johnson as an able and dedicated American, took occasion to note that Republican senators meet each week for brief ings on legislative plans. Johnson, who heads the Demo cratic Steering and Policy Com-i mittees as well as serving as majority leader, has called only two Democratic caucuses in two years. At each, Proxmire said, the leader delivered a state-of-the-union message and no business was transacted. N. J. Lottery Bill Eyed Trenton (IP) People are going to gamble, says Assemblyman William V. Musto, so the state might just as well run a lottery and take some off the top.. The Assembly Public Safety Committee headed by Frank E. Meloni (D-Camden) today held a public hearing to see what others think about Musto's idea. The Hudson Democrat . proposes asking the voters Nov. 3 to change the state constitution and allow New Jersey to run a lottery. The proceeds could go only-for a veterans bonus, state highways, school aid or state institutions. Musto has been trying to get such a lottery for years but has had no luck so far. In a statement with his bill, Musto points out that the state gains 22 millions by allowing bets on horse races at tracks, and civic and charitable organizations net another 23 million on legalized bingo and raffles. He said a lottery in Puerto Rico brings in $90,000 a week. The Rev. Samuel A. Jeanes, general secretary of the Lord's Day Alliance of New Jersey and chairman of the Legislative Committee of the New Jersey Council of Churches, opposed a state lot tery. In a statement prepared for presentation to the Committee, the clergyman asked what happens to $280,000,000 that goes into pari-mutuel machines each year, adding: "For most people this involves money spend in 'nothing for some thing.' It could have been exchanged for food, clothing, homes, automobiles, medical and dental care, or even education which is one of the excuses of this proposal before us today. These tracks were established after a referendum and constitutional amendment which would place them in a quasi-public category. The people have a right to know where the money goes. Moscow (IP) Premier Nikita Khrushchev, emerging from two days of talks with British Prime Minister Macmillan, threw cold water today on the West's plan for a four-power meeting on Germany. Khrushchev told a political rally in the Kremlin that the Soviet Union, the United States, Britain and France could not discuss German reunification because "this is a question for the two German states themselves." A four-power meeting at the foreign ministers level, as suggested by the West, might increase instead of reduce international tension, Khrushchev declared. Khrushchev conceded that the four powers could discuss preven tion of militarism in West and East Germany. But he then restated the Soviet thesis that reunification should be settled only by the Germans themselves. The premier also repeated the Soviet proposal for a conference of heads of government of all those nations that wased war against Hitler in World War 2 to work out a treaty with Germany. Proposal Rejected The Western powers rejected this proposal in their recent notes calling for a four-power meeting on Germany at the foreign minister level. 4 Khrushchev warned that any violation of the East German borders in the dispute over West Ber lin would be considered an act of aggression against the Warsaw Pact powers. Referring to his talks with Mac millan Khrushchev said: 'iWe would be sincerely happy if Macmillan would help to remove differences between the Soviet Union and Britain and thus reduce international tension. "The Soviet Union is prepared to conclude not only an agreement on trade and cultural relations with Great Britain, but also a pact of friendship and nonag- gression. Long-term Pact Offered This nonagression pact, he said. could be for a term of 20 years, but if that was not long enough, then for 50 years. While Khrushchev was speak ing in the Kremlin, the visiting British Prime Minister was sight seeing. Macmillan called off a hunting trip scheduled for tomorrow, and instead planned a full day of informal talk with the Soviet premier at the British Embassy's villa outside Moscow. The sightseeing today was with a purpose, a motor trip 90 miles northeast of Moscow to look over the world's largest atom smasher the 10-b:llion-volt synchotron at the atomic research institute in Dubna. Among the chief researchers at the" institute is Italian-born scientist Bruno Pontecorvo, who slipped out of England in Octo ber, 19o0, to work in the Soviet Union. He and Macmillan were not expected to meet. 2-Year-Olcl Needs His 5 Cigarets a Bay Peoria, III. (IP) A 2-year-old Peoria boy about a month ago picked up a lighted cigaret and smoked it. He obviously liked something about it and the next day he wanted another. He got it. Now the little tot, Lawrence Smith, smokes five cigarets a day. His mother, Mrs. Lawrence Smith, says she is worried because she can't seem to break him of the habit. , "I've tried," Mrs. Smith said. "But Lawrence cries and cries until he gets his cigaret. He wants his 'moke'." Mrs. Smith, a divorcee who works as a waitress, said she was going to take her son to a doctor to try and find out why he liked to smoke cigarets. Mrs. Smith, who said she didn't smoke, added she believed Lawrence picked up the habit from the baby sitter she employs for the little fellow. The mother tried to substitute candy cigarets for the real 4 thing. But it was no go. "Once I tried giving him raw tobacco, thinking the taste might break him of the habit." And what happened? "It had no effect," Mrs. Smith said. Lawrence doesn't light the cigarets he smokes. That's a job for either his mother or the baby sitter. Lawrence is careful with the ashes. He even carries an ash tray in his tricycle. Two Satisfactory Alter. Collision Two area men who were taken to Elizabeth General Hospital Sunday after receiving injuries in a auto collision in Union were reported in satisfactory condition last night. Thomas Story, 23, of 122 Stella Ave., required 75 stitches to close facial cuts. He was a passenger in a car driven by William Law-ler, 26, of Warren Township, Teen Rumble Ends in Deatfi New York (IP) A feud between 1 two teen-age gangs erupted in violence in the crowded Brooklyn theater district last night, leaving one boy shot to death and another wounded. Four boys were captured after a five-block chase. They were charged with homicide early today. Dead was Tony Labanchino, i. jonn Lombardi, also 17, was shot in the hand. The four youths arrested were Carl Cintron, 16; Carlos Reyes, 17; Melvin Torres, 16; and Israel Marvoz, 17. Police said that Labanchino, Lombardi and an unidentified boy with them were members of the "Sands St. Angels." Surrounded by five youths, members of a rival gang, "The Mau Maus," they engaged in a brawl, police said. Suddenly one of the Mau Maus police said it was Cintron pulled a 22 caliber pistol and fired four times. 2.3 Students Unhurt As Bus Flips Over Ramsey (JP) Twenty-three Don Bosco High School students which was involved in the acci-; escaped injury last night when dent in Route 22. Both men were admitted I the bus they were in flipped over toon Route 17 here. the hospital with chest and knee injuries. Thomas Courell, 22, of Lodi, driver of the other car, was examined in the hospital. The accident occurred in the eastbound lane of the highway near the Flagship at 4:25 a.m. 1 The students had attended a basketball game against West-wood High in Fair Lawn and were returning home when the vehicle hit an ice patch, slammed against the curb and turned over. The driver was Charles Verville of Ramsey, who alsowas uninjured.

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