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Monday, June 4, 1956
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1- Weather: Monday night: Fair and warm. Tuesday: Fair, warmer. The Palladium-Item Receives Associated Press and International News Service Leased Wire Reports. HE LABIUM AXD SUN-TELEGRAM Vol. 126, No. 134 Palladium Establihi 1S31. Consolidated with Sun-Telegram 190T and with Item 1839. Fourteen Pages Richmond, Ind., Monday, June 4, 1956 City Edition Single Ccpy 5 Cents (o (o mm LaJ km r Pal -Item n rrrh n UUUJJ irst Brink Recovered In Hotel Man Arrested After Passing Wet, Suspicious Bill At Park BALTIMORE (INS) A wad of money seized in a Boston man's hotel room in Baltimore Monday was described by police as the first portion of the Brink's robbery loot to have been recovered since the fabulous crime was committed more than six years ago. The cash $4,635 in $10 and $5 bills which police said had been "put through a wringer" was discovered following the arrest of Jordan Terry, 31, alias Anthony Tass, who insisted under a night-long grilling by FBI agents and detectives that he had "found" it. The 10 surviving: reported member! of the gang which on Jan. 17, 1950, robbed Brink's Boston headquarters of more than a million dollars in cash and another fortune in checks and securities were captured this year and are under Indictment. But mystery has cloaked the whereabouts of the loot. Terry was arrested early Mon day after he gave an attendant at a Baltimore amusement center a S10 bill. The attendant, William Smith, was suspicious of the bill, which he described as "wet and dirty." Smith summoned police and Sgt. George Hisley caught up with Terry In a night club and arrested him. Hidden Under Rug A search of Terry's room at the Emerson hotel followed, and the $4,635, wrapped in wax paper, was discovered under a rug where he had secreted it. Detectives said they identified the money as part of the Brink's loot from the serial numbers of the bills, which ran in consecutive order. FBI agents were summoned and took part in the interrogation of Terry, who was booked for "investigation." Baltimore officials said the money apparently had been washed and "put through a wringer" in an attempt to obliterate the tell-tale numbers. Tell City Resident Drowns In Ohio River TELL CITY, Ind. lift Charles (Buck) Beard Sr., 53, a Tell City contracting company foreman, drowned Sunday in the Ohio River when he failed to reach shore after swimming from a capsized boat. His son, Charles Beard Jr., and John Hubert, also of Tell City, reached the Kentucky bank. The wives of the latter two, who stayed with the overturned boat, were rescued by Charles Keating, a professional fisherman. To Dedicate New IU Biology Hall Friday BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ig) The David Starr Jordan Hall of Bi ology, a $3,800,000 building to house natural science classrooms and laboratories, will be dedicated Friday afternoon on the Indiana University campus. The building is named for a 19th century Zoo! ogy professor who became presi dent of the university. Iowa Vote Eyed As Test'Of GOP Strength On Agriculture Issues DES MOINES tf Iowa's voting In today's primary election is being watched rationally for two guides, although the indications are it doesn't bear the importance nationally of the balloting in some of the larger states. One of the highpoints is the contest for U.S. senator and how it may reflect the attitude of residents of this state toward President Eisenhower's farm program and policies. The other guide will be the Republican and Democratic vote totals which could indicate the President's strength now compared with 1952. But Iowa, which does not have a provision for a presidential preference in its primary, will not "Academic Freedom A Big Question Sokolsky asks if "fitness to teach" is only qualification instructor needs. Could easily be misinterpreted, he comments, In His Article On The Editorial Page s Money Lynn Girl Killed While Riding Bicycle LYNN. Maxine Fetta, 15 years old of near Lynn, was killed early Sunday evening near her home when her bicycle was struck by an auto. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth Fetta, the girl was a freshman student in the Lynn high school. Riding their bicycles at her side and ahead of Maxine were her brother and sister, Ivan, 11, and Irene, 13. Neither of them was injured. Another brother, Eugene, at home, also survives. The accident occurred about 8 :30 o'clock a quarter mile east of the Fetta home, four milesj west of Lynn on U. S.-36. According to Randolph County Sheriff Perry Jennings, both the auto and the children's bicycles were traveling east. Ronald Wilkinson, 18, of Hunts-ville, was the driver of the car which struck the Fetta girl. According to Sheriff Jennings. Wil kinson was not held pending fur ther' investigation. Acting Corner Lowell Painter reported the girl's death was caused by a skull fracture, broken neck and multiple fractures of the right leg. The driver of the auto reported Maxine's bicycle swerved but Sheriff Jennings said Monday it is uncertain at this time whether the girl rode in front of the Wilkinson car. It was understood the children's bicycles were not equipped with lights though reflector tape had been placed on all three. Also investigating the accident was State Trooper R L. Brantley of the Redkey post, Muncie district. A conference was scheduled Monday with Coroner Dr. Harvey White of Farmland. Funeral services for Maxine will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Carlos Christian church. Rev. Taylor Weekley will officiate. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester. Friends may call at the residence four miles west of Lynn, after noon Tuesday. Heavy Boating Toll HACKENSACK, N. J. (INS) Four drownings and two probable drownings resulted Sunday from three boating accidents on rivers in the Paterson-Hackensack area of New Jersey. offer any indication of the relative strength of two Democratic presidential aspirants Adlai Stevenson and Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. The big Iowa showing will be what some may regard as an indirect test of the administration on agricultural matters in this hub state of the Farm Belt. It comes between Sen. B. B. Hickenlcoper's contest for Republican renomination with Iowa Atty. Gen. Dayton Countryman. Senator Contest Hickenlooper, 59, and seeking a third term in the Senate, has cited his support of Eisenhower policies and has stressed during his campaign the new soil bank program and his amendment increasing acreage allotments. The senator has backed the administration, including the flexible farm price support plan. Countryman. 38, has campaigned for high rigid price supports and has criticized Hickenlcoper's vote for the natural gas bill. Contesting for the Democratic senatorial nomination are R. M. (Spikei Evans, 65. former national AAA administrator and Federal Reserve Board member, and Lumund F. Wilcox, 43, an attorney. Gov. Leo Hoegh, seeking Republican nomination for a second i term, has no opposition. There are two Democratic candidates for the gubernatorial nomination. Tito Ignores Stalin In Visit To Mausoleum Places Big Wreath I IT- I '! Am. -r L i o Lenin mt i omo In Red Square MOSCOW UP) Yugoslav President Tito visited the Lenin Stalin mausoleum today and pointedly ignored Stalin, the man who expelled him from the Communist family of nations eight years ago. The Yugoslav President, here to cement his new friendship with the Soviet Union's post-Stalin lead ers, laid a giant wreath of Easter lilies and tulips at the tomb in Red Square. The inscription on it said: "To Vladimir Ilyich Lenin from Josip. Broz Tito." Without missing a step, Tito marched briskly past the glass-encased bodies of Lenin and Stalin inside the mausoleum. Abreast of Lenin's casket, the visitor turned his head and looked briefly. He walked past Stalin's body without turning his head. Eight minutes after he left his car, the Yugoslav chief had walked through the mausoleum, marched past a line of some 40 tombs of Communist leaders encased in the Kremlin walls and was being driven away. With Wife Tito was accompanied on his hurried pilgrimage to the dead Reds by his wife Jovanka, smartly dressed in a pink silk gabardine dress and a white hat. Tito, meanwhile, had been paying his protocol call on Premier Bulganin at the Kremlin and then had conferred with Soviet Communist Party Secretary Nikita Khrushchev. For the talks in the Kremlin, Tito was accompanied by Nikolai Ferubin, the Soviet ambassador to Yugoslavia, Yugoslav Vice President Edvard Kardelj, Yugoslav Foreign Minister Koca Popovic and other high - ranking members of the delegation from Belgrade. Browses In Streets Tito took a breather from his policy talks Sunday to browse through Moscow streets where he hung out while training here as a revolutionary. Tito and Khrushchev, accompanied by Mrs. Tito and a bevy of Soviet and Yugoslav officials, clambered out of their limousines about a block from the Kremlin and sauntered under the lime trees. Some 500 Muscovites, who never had a chance to rub elbows with the Communist brass in Stalin's day, spotted the group and swarmed happily around. Pushed and jostled, Tito and Khrushchev smilingly ducked into an ice cream parlor. Their waitress said the two Communist leaders downed some champagne, as well as ices, before venturing out again to face the crowd. Man Booked On 3 Charges Following Bethel Accident James Walter Baker, 61 years old, was booked on charges of drunken driving, reckless driving and public intoxication after an accident Saturday night one-half mile north of Bethel on Ind.-227. Sheriff Edward Cordell, who investigated, said two cars were damaged when the car driven by Baker sideswiped an auto driven by Kirtley Cook of Richmond. No injuries were reported. Baker was lodged in the Wayne county jail, later released on bond and will be in City court Tuesday. Annual Boys State To Begin Saturday BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ) The annual Indiana Boys State, at which 850 high school juniors from throughout the state get practice in the workings of politics and government, will start Saturday at Indiana University with first elections to be held June 12. The project is sponsored annually by the American Legion. "Where You All From?" LEOMINSTER, Mass. CP Po lice Sgt. Francis Gillis called a cruising car over the station radio during a rainstorm but the answering voice didn't sound like a Leominster patrolman. "Who are you?" Gillis asked. "This is Car 2 in Stokes County, North Ca'lina," came the reply. "Where you all from?" f$ - i AP Wlrephoto Operation Big Feed Mrs. Homer D. Dyck and her daughter, Linda, two years old, were among 2,500 persons who went through the chow line Sunday in a mass feeding exercise conducted in Cleveland by Civil Defense workers. Purpose of the exercise was to demonstrate how large numbers could be fed in a comparatively short time under similar "disaster conditions." Others in picture not identified. Khrushchev Murderous By John M. Hightower WASHINGTON (S) Nikita S. Khrushchev charged when launching the present Kremlin regime's down - grading of Joseph Stalin that Stalin was planning a mur derous new purge of top associates just before he died. Khrushchev said Stalin had made "baseless charges" against Vyacheslov M. Molotov, then Soviet foreign minister, and Anastas I. Mikoyan, a member of the top Politburo. And, characterizing Stalin as "sickly suspicious," he said the late Soviet premier once entertained a suspicion that the present president of Russia, Klementi Y. Voroshilov, was "an English agent." He said Stalin had a listening device put in Voroshilov's home. These new details of Khrush chev's assault on the fallen dictator were disclosed today when the State Department released a 25,000-word version of the speech the current Communist boss made on Feb. 24-25 to a Soviet Commu nist party congress session. ?vot Excluded "It is not excluded," Khrushchev said in the course of his speech which ran on after mid night, that had Stalin remained at the helm for another several months, comrades Molotov and Mikoyan would probably have not delivered any speeches at this (the February) congress. "Stalin evidently had plans to finish off the old members of the Politburo . . . and in this way (provide) a cover for all shameful acts of Stalin, acts which we are now considering." Portions of the Khrushchev speech had come to light before but the document released today went far beyond anything previ Hunt Canada Official As Probe Into Farm Slaying Of 7 Starts EDMONTON, Alberta (INS) Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada's Western division searched Monday for a member of the Alberta legislature whose wife and four children were among seven persons slain on a lonely farm. He is John Etter Clark, 41 years old, a Social Credit party member, on whose farm at Erskine, 110 miles southeast of Edmonton, the "mass murders" occurred. Fourteen special agents were sent to the farm in the remote prairie area known as the "Buffalo district" in a search for clues. As yet, no developments have been relayed to the Edmonton office. Found By Neighbor The multiple murders were discovered b"y a neighbor who happened to visit the Clark farm. Six of the victims, riddled with .22 caliber rifle bullets, were dead.. A seventh person, William Olah, apparently a visitor to the farm, was rushed to a hospital but died without giving any clues. The other dead were Mrs. Margaret Clark, her son and three daughters, and George Anderson, 21, a hired hand. The Assistant Police Commissioner said Clark was not listed as a suspect because "the investigation had not proceeded far enough." Clark was last seen at his farm home. The legislature, which nor- ft v Says Stalin Planning Purge Before He Died ously reported as to the vehemence of the assault on Stalin. The State Department said the document "is understood to have been prepared for the guidance of the party leadership of a party outside" of the Soviet Union.- American officials said the impact of the Khrushchev speech could best be understood if compared with the way an American audience would react to a denunciation of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln by a succeeding president. In the course of the secret session, Khrushchev made these major points against Stalin : 1. Stalin used "terroristic methods against honest Soviet people" in order to establish his own power so that the present Soviet premier, Nikolai A. Bulganin once told Khrushchev "it has happened sometimes that a man goes to Stalin on his invitation as a friend. And when he sits 'with Stalin, he does not know where he will be sent next, home or to jail.- 2. Stalin liquidated a long list of men who had worked with him including "eminent party and government leaders." Ignored Warnings S. In the months before Nazi Germany's attack on Russia, Stalin ignored warnings from Prime Minister Churchill of Britain and from Soviet observers in Berlin that the attack was coming. 4. Stalin caused "annihilation of many military commanders and political workers during 1937-1941" because of suspicion. 5. On Jan. 20, 1939 Stalin messaged key government agencies throughout Russia "that the application of methods of physical pressure" by the secret police organization NKVD was definitely permissible. Thus he personally sane- 4 i A P Wlrephoto John Clark search begins .... mally sits about two months a year, is not in session. He was first elected to the provincial house in 1952 and was reelected in 1955. f ' j A V - ; t V ; ;. ... f M V tioned "the most brutal violation of , socialist legality, torture and oppression, which led as we have seen to the slandering and self-accusation of innocent people." 6. The founder of Communist Russia, V. I. Lenin had warned of Stalin's use of "brutal force." 7. Stalin had downgraded the party and collective party leadership and established "the cult of the Individual." 8. Stalin was directly responsible for the break in relations between Russia and Yugoslavia in 1948 a situation for which Khrushchev and Bulganin have been trying to make up by such things rs Marshal Tito's present red carpet reception in Moscow. The charge immediately stirred speculation among American officials that Stalin may have been murdered to prevent him from carrying out his alleged purpose. Stalin's death March 5, 1953 was attributed to natural causes in Russian reports, and there was little inclination at the time to doubt them. The accusation against Stalin, including the charge that he was preparing to wipe out one time Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov and Politboro member A. I. Mikoyan, was made in a speech Feb. 24-25 at the 20th congress of the Soviet communist party in Moscow. American officials privately indi cated they thought that the charges of a new purge in preparation had the effect of reopening the whole question of how Stalin died. UN Rejects Red Bid On Truce Team PANMUNJOM, Korea Iff The united nations command today rejected a Communist compromise proposal to soften the order expelling the Neutral Nations Supervisory commission from South Korea. "Not acceptable," Maj. Gen. Robert Gard, senior U.S. member of the Joint Military Armistice Commission, told the Communists. The Reds had said they would agree to "temporary withdrawal" of the inspection teams if the Communist side could retain the right to send periodic inspection teams south in the future. The senior Communist delegate, Maj. Gen. Chung Kook Rok, earlier had demanded that the united nations command immediately cancel its order expelling the four-nation truce supervision teams by next Thursday. "Your demand is rejected," snapped Gen. Gard. The exchange took place at the first meeting of the armistice group since the united nations command last Thursday ordered the truce teams to return to' the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. The united nations command charged that the supervisory group's members from Communist Poland and Czechoslovakia had worked with the North Korean Reds in an attempt to conceal a buildup of modern arms and jet aircraft in the north. The 1953 armistice limited both sides to the numbers of arms, men and aircraft they had in Korea when the truce came. Pacific Northwest Hard Hit By Rains 1,000 Evacuated Along Columbia By The Associated Press Rain cloud3 threatened to send more water into the flooding Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest today. Some 1,000 persons have been evacuated and thousands of acres of land have been flooded as the Columbia and its tributaries carried runoffs from record mountain snowpacks. A crest of 27 feet has been forecast at Vancouver, Wash., where the Columbia rose to nearly 12 feet above flood stage. Army engineers expected the major dikes to hold at a 28-foot level. However, one major diking district went underwater Sunday when workers gave up efforts at closing a hole in a levee apparently burrowed by beavers. The water covered 1,600 acres of land and 12 families who lived in the area were evacuated. A number of river communities on the Washington side of the river were flooding. The Kootenai, a Columbia tributary in Idaho, rose to near record crests at Bonners Ferry. Some 18,-000 acres of Idaho farmland have been flooded. The upper Snake in eastern Idaho and Wyoming also was well above flood stage. A flood emergency has been called by Army engineers for several communities bordering the Snake. Meanwhile, resident of Mustang, Okla., counted damage from two tornadoes that swirled over the town at treetop level Sunday. The freakish twin funnels damaged every home in Mustang, a town of 210 in central Oklahoma, but left no one injured. . Property damage was estimated at $200,000. Insect Blitz Starting WASHINGTON (INS) About 75 airplanes will take part in the Agriculture department's "biggest aerial insect blitz" between now and August in New England and the west. Long Drawn-Out Cold War Is Scheme Of Socialists Manion SOUTH BEND, Ind. (INS) Clarence E. Manion told a nationwide radio audience Sunday night that the "plan of international socialists in this country" calls for "indefinite prolongation of the cold war until the United States is swallowed by a super world-state. The former Notre Dame law school dean declared part of the internationalist scheme to destroy this country's sovereignty was to minimize the Communist peril within the United States and, at the same time, to emphasize the danger of Russian aggression. - Manion said: , "In this way, they had managed to enmesh us in NATO to the extent of a 252 billion dollar expenditure and run the national debt to an absurd figure." He concluded: "Neither the sovereignty nor the solvency of the United States can much longer stand such a strain." The enemy that constantly threatens the Red dictators, Manion said, is the flaming wrath of their own long-suffering subjects. He said an anti-Communist revolt would have destroyed the menace of world war which "super-staters" have been using so effectively to promote the liquidation of American independence. "We are losing the cold war precisely because our persisting internationalist leadership has stubborn Cypriots Kill 2 More British Soldiers, Turk NICOSIA (INS) Cypriots killed two members of the Cyprus security force Sunday night and early Monday. A British soldier was slain in the ambush of two military vehicles near Larnaca, in southern Cyprus. A second was shot to death by gunmen near Aloa village, 10 miles j norm 01 amagusia, jnonaay morning. The government also announced that its security forces searched Khloraka and Kissonerga villages, near Paphos, where a Turkish policeman was ambushed and killed Saturday. The search resulted in the detention of 21 Cypriots and the discovery of quantities of dynamite, plastic explosives and cartridges. The capture of 17 "hard core" terrorists, including two with 514,-000 prices on their heads, was announced Sunday. Chances For Rain Oyer State Is Less By The Associated Press The chances of more rains vanished today as floodwaters spread over thousands of acres of croplands in the lower valley of the White river. The Weather Bureau said a warmup may progress to hot, showery weather by Friday, but the weekend rains are expected to average only a quarter of an inch. As both forks of the White spilled their floodwaters into the main stream at Petersburg, the Lamb levee broke this morning two miles west of Petersburg. The break sent floodwaters pouring over 4.0O0 more acres of Pike County farm land. Three-fourths of the land had been planted in crops, and the damage in this area alone was estimated at $60,000. The White reached a stage of 21.6 feet at Petersburg this morning, 6.6 feet over flood stage. A crest of 22 to 22i feet is expected tonight or Tuesday. The flood on the White inundated farm lands as far as the eye could see from the Lincoln Me-' mortal bridge on Ind. 61 a mile north of Petersburg. Farmers began laying in supplies of soybeans and short-season hybrid corn to be ready to reseed fields as soon as floodwaters have receded and the soil has dried enough to till. , A White crest of 23 feet. 7 feet over flood stage, is expected at Hazleton, north of Princeton, Wednesday night or Thursday. The lower Wabash Mas near a crest of 15.5 feet at Vincennes, but that would be half a foot under flood stage. When the White's floodwaters begin pouring in, the Wabash is expected to go a foot and a half over flood stage at Mount Car-mel, HI., Wednesday. The river is expected to go only half a foot over its banks at New. Harmony Thursday. ly refused to define the struggle in clear terms of our own survival as a free, solvent sovereign nation," Manion said. He said the United States constitutional government cannot coexist with the contagious cholera of communism, and if that had been made clear at the off-set, the world now would be free from the scourge of Communist despotism, and our country would not be mortgaged to the Utopian interest of a world super-state. The speech was the eighty-eighth of a weekly series under the sponsorship of the Manion Forum of. Opinion of South Bend. Weather (By Associated Press From U. S. Weather Bureau) East-Central Indiana -Mostly fair Monday night. Tuesday, fair, little warmer. Low tonight 52. Ohio Partly cloudy to fair Monday night and Tuesday. Some warmer Tuesday. Low 52. Richmond Temperatures Sunday, max., 61; min.. 45; Monday, 6 a. m., 46; noon, 70. Just Watch Me Spring Into Summer .... Yes, and any other season too. I'm Willie, a Classified Want Ad, and you'll find most anything you want by watching my columns all through the year. 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