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Spring Tim fs Driving Tim Weather i Mostly cloudy and mild ivith scattered thunderstorms this evening; lowest temperature 45 to 52 degrees. Wednesday fair and mild. ARCHO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY WBhV 15TH. STS.

TO NEWSPAPER SOKE 1809 Watch Where You're Going COLUMB'-JSt OHIO ESTABLISHED 1809 NO. 302 LANCASTER. OHIO, TUESDAY, APRIL 6. 1954 16 PAGES 7c PER COPY MORNING FIRE HEAVILY DAMAGES ANCHOR HOCKING PLANT NO. 1 fUl JL ME 0 1 A MOB ATTACKS FRENCH LEADERS AT CEREMONY Hearinj II.

f7 aV 3) It i. mn t. i. in i i rn i ii" "iv 'ii i 1 The disciplining of French Marshal Alphonse-Pierre Juin (right) because of his public criticism of the European Defense Community plan, brought a screaming, booing mob (left), to a ceremony attended by Premier Laniel and Defense Minister Rene Pleven. Screaming "Long Live Marshal Juin" the mob jostled the two statesmen about and a flying wedge of police had to rescue Pleven (wearing glasses) and escort them from the ceremony.

Juin had been stripped of army posts and privileges and may be relieved as commander of Central European NATO forces. (International Radio-Soundphotos.) Applicants Interviewed For Superintendent's Job Four of 15 applicants for the Lancaster schools superin-tendency, to be vacated in July by Supt. Paul G. Wenger, have already been interviewed by the city Eoard of Education, it was learned last night at the board's April meeting. The four, whose names were not divulged, were invited before the board at an "unofficial" meeting held last Friday night Total salary for the superintendent here during the current term is $7,100.

E. G. Clark, board president, said last night another group of applicants probably will be interviewed by the board within the next two weeks. Pictured from near the intersection of W. Fifth Ave.

and Pierce Ave. in the top photo is Anchor Hocking Glass large Plant No. 1 where fire early today caused extensive, but as yet unestimated damage to the roof and interior. The clawlike superstructure at the right shows evidence of the fire. In bottom photo, a closeup of the rear section of the same roof reveals how the flames ate out the metal covered structures.

9 ICS Start Must Be Delayed WASHINGTON (AP) Samuel Sears, Boston lawyer, withdrew today as the special counsel for a Senate investigation of the McCar thy-Army row. With his impartiality under question, Sears offered his resignation and the Senate investigations subcommittee accepted it by an unanimous 6-0 vote. Sears, 58-year-old past president of the Massachusetts Bar had been chosen for the job only last week. At that time, public hearings on the charges exchanged by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and Army officials were tentatively set to begin next Monday.

Delays Start The resignation of Sears rubs out any prospect that the hearings can begin then as the sub committee is back again tor a special counsel. bears gave resignation at a closed door meeting of the subcommittee which lasted for two hours and 15 minutes. After the session, Sears met with reporters and read a state ment. "I am completely satisfied in my own mind," Sears said, "that I am thoroly competent to conduct the pending inquiry objectively, impartially and in fairness to all. It is not in my blood to do otherwi.se." Wants No Handicap But, he added, "I have come to the resolute conclusion that I should not serve." Sears said he was view of the discussion and controversy which followed my retention as counsel and of the allegations which have been made; most of which are without foundation." He added: "I do so only because I deem the hearing to be of the highest importance and would not want the credibility of the proceedings to be handicapped from the very outset by any alleged word, deed, or commitments' that I might have uttered in the past.

Defines Real Test "The test is not whether I am biased; it is whether I am believed to be unbiased." After Sears' appointment was announced last week, his impartiality came into question in the light of newspaper files showing that in 1952 he had been quoted as hailing McCarthy's re-election and praising his "great job" in driving Communists from government. The subcommittee called him into a closed meeting today to question him about this, before actual work begin on preparing for public, televised hearings on the McCarthy-Stevenson controversy. Seven Separate Tornadoes Rip Up Rural Sections DES MOINES (JP) Seven separate tornadoes ripped up farm homes and buildings on more than a dozen farms in Iowa and Missiouri last night to usher in the tornado season in the two states. Four distinct tornadoes swooshed through southwest Iowa at suppertime and another struck west of Marshalltown in the central part of the state. Two other twisters smashed across seven farms in the West-boro area of Atchinson County, in northwest Missouri.

Miraculously no one was killed and only one injury was reported. However, farmers today began counting up an expected heavy toll in livestock. One of the tornadoes swept along Iowa Highway 333 just north of Westboro. levelling four farm homes and outbuildings and damaging structures on at least two other farms. Seek Regional Grouping To Counter Asian Threat WASHINGTON The Department rer ported today Secretary of State Dulles has consulted on the southeast Asian crisis with diplomatic representatives of six friendly nations in the past few days.

Authoritative indications are that the American government is seeking the formation of some kind of regional grouping to counter the Communist threat to the area and to undertake united action specifically in the war in Indochina. Word of the Washington developments coincided with dispatches from Paris which quoted French foreign ministry sources as saying the U. S. had proposed Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand join with this country in a strong warning to "communist aggres- 1 fT --n Interruption' Of Production Only Brief At Plant Extensive damage, still unde termined, resulted from a stub born blaze which broke out at 4:03 a. m.

today at West Lancaster's Anchor Hocking Plant No, 1. There were no personal injuries reported. According to officials, fire from a glass making machine spread to the girders and roofing over the furnace room burning the catwalk, two fire hose houses, hose, and electric motors. Electric and air lines were also damaged extensively. The Lancaster Fire Dept.

who fought for three hours to bring the blaze under control, reported the fire was principally confined to the main roof over the fur nace room and glazers. uamage to the root was so complete, it will have to be re placed, according to fire officials, Production at the paint was in terrupted "only momentarily, according to plant officials, who said work resumed a few hours after the fire was extinguished. Improvements At Court House To Cost 45,000 Fairfield County will spend ap proximately $45,000 this Spring to remodel the Common Pleas court room and replace the main roof of the Court House, according to the Board of Commissioners who released the estimated cost early today. Modernization of the court room itself will cost approximately $35,000, with the new roof to be about $10,000. the commis sioners said.

When actual construction gets under way around May 1, the courtroom will undergo its first major chance since 1871 when the Court House was erected. Sealed bids will be received at the commissioners' office in the Court House by noon Tuesday, April 27. On that day the bids will be opened and read and awards made to the lowest responsible bidders. Plans and specifications for the remodeling are on file in the commissioners' office or at the offices of the architect, R. E.

Crook, 124 W. Main and may be viewed during office hours. Copies of plans and documents may be obtained by interested bidders for the purpose of preparing bids and estimates. RECOVERING GREENUP, Ky. (JP) M.

D. Munn, 44, is recovering in a Portsmouth, hospital from wounds in the chest, one in the neck and one in the elbow. Three persons, including Munn's brother-in-law, have been charged with the shooting, which Sheriff Delbert McKenzie said followed a lengthy "family NATO Council Reprimands Juin Severely PARIS (JP) The North Atlantic Council handed a severe and unprecedented reprimand to France's Marshal Alpnonse Juin today for his criticism of the proposed European Defense Community. The action by the permanent delegates of the 14 NATO powers heightened the virtual certainty here that either France would have to ask that Juin be relieved as commander in chief of allied forces in central Europe or the marshal would have to resign. "Any military officer receiving this might be impelled to resign," a NATO spokesman commented Juin reiterated an earlier statement yesterday he would quit the post only if assured it would go to another Frenchman, something most observers think is a certainty.

The NATO spokesman said today the council does not intend for other than a Frenchman to command the central sector. He said there is no specific written commitment giving the post to France but there is a very solid agreement to that effect. The council voted the reprimand yesterday and it was delivered to Juin this morning. It said: "The North Atlantic Council expresses its profound regret at the public statement made by the commander in chief of central Europe on 27 March 1954 and subsequently reiterated. These statements are contrary to the explicit and repeated declarations of policy issued by the council under whose authority all NATO commanders hold their appointments." In speeches March 27 and 31 to groups of French reserve Juin had called EDC and its projected six-nation European army unworkable and unfavorable to France.

He said a substitute for it should be found. As central European commander, Juin had been slated to command the European army. Spring ah es Hold Of County As Mercury Hits 71 Spring took a firmer grip oa the Fairfield County weather situation today as temperatures climbed again at the close of a long cold spell. There was morning sunshine as the mercury moved up to 71 degrees at 12:30 p. m.

Monday it reached a top 63 at noon and a 57 low last night There were forecasts of scattered thundershowers for the area tonight and a low of 45 to 42 degrees. But weather mer. chants saw Wednesday as fair and mild and the next few days bringing temperatures 3 to 6 degress above normal. Normal low is 38 to 40, normal maximum 63. A mild Wednesday will bt followed closely by cooler Thursday and Friday; then warmer Saturday and a cooling off Sunday.

Rain is expected tonight and again Friday, and with Saturday yielding an estimated one-half to one inch ot moisture. Percipitation of .10 inches was reported for the 24-hour period ending at 7 a. m. Spring Lures Two Small Boys To Death In River ELYRIA, Two small boys moving outdoors on one ot northern Ohio's first warm spring days were drowned yesterday in 10 feet of water at nearby South Amherst, just minutes after they finished building a plank raft Nine-year-old Eddie Wilson who remained on shore, said the raft stuck on a rock. Kenneth Williams, 9, and Henry Young, 10, went into the water, he added, when Henry tried to free it Henry, the son of Mr.

and Mrs. Clarence Young, had been the "outstanding" member of South Amherst elementary school's Safety Patrol and was to have represented it at a safety meeting in Washington, D. C. Kenneth was the son of Mr. and Mrs.

General Nelson Williams. Warm weather also contributed to two other troubles in this area yesterday. Richard Danzey, 13, and Richard Corlett, 11, were trapped in a quarry at Berea while hunting a cave and had to be rescued by firemen at the Cleveland suburb. They slid 25 feet down the wall of the quarry to a ledge but they could not find a way up. Stray Bullet Kills Bystander As 13 Prisoners Escape TIJUANA, Mexico (JP) A bystander was killed by a stray bullet when 13 prisoners, including two men held on murder charges, escaped from the Tijuana jail yesterday.

Police identified the victim as Raul Gonzalez Montero, 35. He was fatally wounded when a guard fired on the prisoners. Manuel Diaz Reyes, chief jailer, said the prisoners escaped by crawling thru a tunnel and out a hole which apparently had been dug by hand. They escaped while most of the police force was attending funeral services for a fellow officer. Two were captured at the escape scene.

Another was seized later in a building adjacent to the jail. FOUR-WAY BIRTHDAY BLOOMINGTON. 111. Twin boys born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs.

Dwight Williamson gave thn iviin1 ismilv nt tmtr mna Additional applications for the top administrative post in the public schools system are being received. No conclusions have been reached, it was reported as the board attempts to narrow the field thru interviews to several candidates before making a final choice. Wenger told the board on March 12 that he would not be a candidate for the superintend-ency after the termination of his present five-year contract on next Julv 6. He has been the school head here for 16 years. Wenger, who served also as L.H.S.

principal four years, is ex- Eected to get a teaching position ere next year as the board granted him that request when he told them he was retiring as superintendent this summer. Hiring Postponed Employment of teachers for next year last night was postponed until probably this Friday night when the school board meets in an adjourned session. The board has until April 30 to notify teachers whether they will be employed here for the 1954-55 term, beginning next fall. Teachers now holding continuing contracts, numbering 98, must be sent salary notifications by the board before July 1. Nine other teachers are eligible for continuing contracts; 50 other teachers have been recommended for employment as regular teachers on a one-year basis while 11 others, now teaching under temporary certificates, will only be employed when they are properly certified for the area in which they teach, and most of these are in the process of acquiring credits or will do so this summer.

Three others are on term contracts of more than one year. They are Jack Brown, whose two-year contract as L.H.S. principal expires next August 11; Paul Mechling, vocational agriculture, whose two year contract ends this June 30 and Laurence Peterson, director of athletics, given a three-year contract last year, completing his first year this term. Adopt School Calendar Thirteen others, who serve as principals, supervisors, or special teachers, such as therapists, are also being considered by the board. The superintendent has recommended the board send them salary notifications or term contracts, as Individual cases demand, at stipulated basic salaries plus additional amounts for extra service to be determined by the board.

Board actions last night were: Adopted the school calendar for 1954-55 term which will have students in session a total of 177 days. Classes will begin officially the afternoon of Sept. 8, following a two-day workshop for teachers. Sept 7 and the morning of Sept. 8.

No classes will be held for three days, Oct. 13, 14. and 15, because of the Fairfield County Fair; on November 5, because of the Central Ohio Teachers Assn. convention, and on Armistice Day, Nov. 11.

Holidays are: Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 26; Christmas vacation More Pouring Into Treasury, Tracy Reports COLUMBUS, Money poured into Ohio's treasury during the last three months more than 10 faster than a year ago. State Treasurer Roger Tracy listed a first quarter pickup of $9,348,428 in general funds despite reports of a private business lag. Tracy said revenues totaled $102,439,232 for a 10.42 increase over receipts of for the corresponding period last year. But about six millions of the increase resulted from "on time" receipt of a lirst quarter grant of $10,476,401 from the federal government for old age pensions.

The state received only $4,372,399 from that source in the first quarter of 1953. The balance came later. A boost in registration fees at state-supported universities and an increase in insurance tax revenues accounted for major gains. Higher university fees jumped first quarter receipts of That was a $2,943,973 climb above the $6,007,527 for the period last year. Last quarter insurance tax revenues came to $10,873,189.

The sum was $969,618 more than the collected for the corresponding 1953 period. Tracy said the gain indicated more insurance in force than a year ago. Another 3M: million dollar increase, he said, came from use taxes, liquor levies and various tax and license revenue sources. Off-setting the gains were dips In sales tax receipts and six other major revenues. Retail sales tax returns slipped $2,996,866 below the $39,147,641 at the start of 1953.

This year's first quarter returns totaled only $35,150,775. First Son After 22 Consecutive Girls NEW ULM, Minn. (JP) After 22 consecutive girls born into the Milliman family here over the past 75 years, there is finally a male. A son was born to Mrs. John Webster, the former Virginia Milliman, in Union Hospital here.

The last Milliman male was her father, W. C. Milliman, who died five years ago at 70. Mauler's Daughter Weds College Student LOS ANGELES JP) Ex-heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey's younger daughter, Barbara, and Jack McMillan IIL a Los Angeles City College student, were married yesterday in our Lady of Loretto Church. The newlyweds will continue their schooling.

Barbara, 17, is a high school senior. sors in that area. At the same time dispatches from Canberra said government sources reported the U. S. is seeking a firm declaration from Britain, Australia and New Zealand that they will support France as much as necessary to keep Indochina out of Red hands.

Reports from London took somewhat the same line. In Washington, officials privately displayed little enthusiasm for the idea of a joint declaration or warning to the Chinese Communists to refrain from open intervention in Indochina lest thev suffer from powerful allied re taliation. The U. S. is, however, understood to be urgently interested in some kind of plan for what Dulles has called "united action" in southeast Asia.

Earlier Rep. Morano (R-Conn.) called on the administration to serve notice the U. S. will not take part in the April 26 Geneva conference on Asia "until it has been clearly established that Red China is not engaged in aggression in Indochina." Morano, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said in a statement he was urging this action as a result of Secretary of State Dulles' statement yesterday that the Chinese Communists are "awful close" to direct aggression in Indochina. Dulles told the foreign affairs committee that Red Chinese army gunners are manning antiaircraft weapons against French Union forces.

The secretary had been expected to discuss that subject further at a news conference today, but his meeting with newsmen was canceled. Denies Russian Contention "It does not make sense for us to sit down to negotiate a settlement of past aggressions in Korea with representatives of Communist China if they are currently engaged in further aggression in Indochina," Morano said. Dulles has said the Geneva conference, in which Communist China will take part, is just what the U. wanted. He has denied Russian contentions that it will mean a Big Five session elevating Red China to a status of equality.

Members of the foreign affairs (Turn to page 2, column 5) Ohio Retailing In February Gains Over Year Ago COLUMBUS, O. JP) Ohio retail business in February showed a gain over February 1953 by dipping less than the expected seasonal tmount, the Ohio State University Bureau of Business Research reported today. Total sales fell 2 from Jan uary to lebruary, but the drop was only half the normal sea sonal decline of 4. The net result: February 1954 was 1 above February 1953. or the first two months of the year, Ohio retail sales were down 2 from the same months of 1953.

During the comparable two-month period, only the atomic plant "boom" area in southern Ohio and the Dayton area had higher retail sales in 1954 than they had in 1953. Dayton enjoyed a 5 increase in retail sales for the two-month period and its February sales were 14 above the February 1953 maik. Chillicothe, north of the atomic plant area, was up 6 for the two months and up 14 in February alone. Portsmouth, to the south, was up fractionally for the two-month period and up 3 in February. Most sales decreases were noted in so-called luxury lines like jewelry and flowers.

In Ohio's eight largest cities, sales percentage comparison for February 1954 against February 1953, stated first and the first two months of 1954 against the same months in 1953: Akron, down 8 and down 10; Canton, down 4 and down Cincinnati, un 2 and down Cleveland, down 4 and down 6: Columbus, down fractionally and down 2: Dayton, up 14 and up Toledo, up 2 and down 1, and Youngstown, down 11 and down 13. MAE'S MANAGER DIES HOLLYWOOD James Tim-ony, 70, longtime manager of stage and film actress Mae West, died here Monday. LATE BULLETINS CINCINNATI: Hog prices at the Cincinnati Union Stockyards reached the highest level today since last July 14. Choice barrows and gilts in the 170-225 lb. classification brought $28.00 a hundredweight.

That also was the high price paid on July 14, 1953. Since that time prices have dipped as low as $20.75 (last Oct. 28.) WASHINGTON: President Eisenhower today sent Congress a foreign aid bill that steps up help for Asia but cuts assistance to Europe by 58. About one-fourth of the total is for Indochina. Harold Stassen, foreign operations administrator, outlined the $3,497,700,000 program for the year ending in mid-1955 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

He compared it with appropriations of $14,726,000,000 voted by Congress last year. LOS ANGELES: The head of the big Los Angeles local of the AFL Retail Clerks Union has resigned from the National Democratic Party Advisory Council on the ground there is a conspiracy "to wreck the name of Roosevelt." The resignation of Joseph DeSilva, secretary-treasurer -of the local, followed the suggestion of Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell that James Roosevelt withdraw from the 26th District congressional race in California. Roosevelt refused, saying the suggestion, if generally accepted "would open the door to political blackmail." (Turn to Page 13, Column 6) all born April 4. i.

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