The Miami News from Miami, Florida on October 15, 1954 · 22
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SB MIAMI DAILY NEWS, Fridav, Oct. 15. 1954 HURRICANE LEFT MISERY IN ITS WAKE IN HAITIAN TOWNS, VILLAGES V s 4 y r 'A-'." wev - -JSUUkXtr - . 7 . ..ts: 'w4,w. X. 1 i , .V f. T i il: T' j x s. m Hurricane Hazel leveled many homes in the Haitian town of town of 11,000 was cut off from the outside world for some 24 hours after the storm and first reports indicated a much higher 1! death toll than has been verified. At least 300 were believed injured, however, and thousands were left homeless. These photos were taken from a press plane which flew over storm-ravaged Haiti yesterday. ift fliiiOT tiiiiiimaiiiyirir HURRICANE LEAVES WRECKED HOMES Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 15 This Haitian farmhouse on the northern coast of the southwest peninsula is demolished by the furious onslaught of hurricane Hazel. The storm left a path of destruction through this farming area. AP Wirephoto. m .... . g,f V -r- -Htiii-HiiiT Hi lliiiiMl - , iisi HAITIAN FLOODS FOLLOW HURRICANE Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 15 Houses and autos, one of them turned on its side, right, at Cazeau and Croix des Missions, in the suburbs of this capital city, are deep in water that came when floods followed in the wake of hurricane Hazel which struck the island republic Tuesday. AP Wire-photo. Big Scale Relief Is Pushed In Hurricane-Battered Haiti Fort au Prince, Haiti,-Oct. 15 The United States, Britain and' several Caribbean countries! pushed big scale relief operations in southwestern Haiti today in the wake of hurricane Hazel's terrific battering. Adm. Edmund B. Taylor, in charge, of the U. S. emergency aid program, described the situation as desperate in some parts of the island's ravaged southwestern peninsula. The most immediate need was for food, pure drinking water and medical supplies for inoculations to prevent epidemics. 100 Reported Killed More than 100 persons were Villpd bv the storm which hit in full fury Tuesday but casualty. tolls were still fragmen tary today because of disrupted communications and the remoteness of the area. Some -settlements were said to have been swept away without a trace. Eighteen helicopters from the iU.S. aircraft carrier Saipan hovered over the stricken area to survey the damage, drop supplies and pick up the injured. Air Force C-119 Flying Boxcars were put into service hauling :food and equipment from the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo jBay, Cuba. j The British naval surveying iship Vidal arrived in Haiti from Jamaica last night and unloaded relief supplies at hard-hit Jere- GOP SENATORIAL NOMINEE ' Case Cancels Talks In N. J. Red Ruckus AArifitrd Prr Newark, N. J., Oct. 15 Repub lican senatorial nominee Clifford P. Case, after a round of conferences with top JGOP officials, last night canceled his three campaign appearances for the evening without an explanation. His talks with party officials and aides, on Wednesday night and yesterday, came in the wake of a newspaper story mentioning his sister, 'Miss Adelaide Case. In its Thursday editions, the Miss Dodd, who has appeared as a government witness n. various federal loyalty probes, is a former member of the National Committee of the Communist party. After the newspaper story appeared. Miss Dodd told newsmen she did not know whether the Adelaide Case .she referred to was related to the senatorial candidate. And Case issued a brief statement which read in its entirety: "I have seen the story in the Newark Star-Ledger. This is gut ter politics at its worst. My politi cal enomioc Visva chnum thou m.iII Newark Star-Ledger quoted Bella lstop at nothing in their efort to V. Dodd as saying she once knew j destroy me and my family. It will an Adelaide Case in several groups be answered fully." which purportedly were Commu- The New York Herald Tribune nist fronts. Miss Dodd was further j wo J'1?8'1 c?lls a report from . . , ., . ' a ranking Republican as saying, quoted by the newspaper as saying .There & rong possibilitthf ' the woman was not a Communist , s a case of mistaken identity . . .' party member. . Case's sister Adelaide. 42, is a Case was not available for com-; physical education instructor at ment on the cancellations of his j the exclusive Kingswood School at three speeches. JCranbrook, Mica- near Detroit, mie. The ship then proceeded to isolated areas further west. The governments of Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica mobilized assistance for the Hurricane victims. Red Cross and other organizations in several neighboring countries launched their own aid drives. As the sun broke through yesterday, air flights showed roads washed out and blocked by uprooted trees, vast stretches of ruined crops and 'considerable dead livestock indicating that months of hardship are ahead for survivors of the storm. Many flimsy villages were demolished but towns fared better. I Jeremie, the largest town to bear the full brunt of the storm, had 165 houses destroyed and 1,- 768 damaged, according to unofficial reports. Three persons were known dead. Earlier reports had indicated the toll would be much higher. The town of Dame Marie, with a population of 1,900, was report ed 80 per cent demolished. Five children in an orphanage were killed. . Floods Elsewhere Five persons were reported killed and 50 injured at Anse d-'Hainault. Six were killed and 500 left homeless at.Les Irois. The towns of Pierre Joseph and Tibu-ron were almost destroyed. A priest who walked 40 miles over the mountains from Dame Marie to Jeremie said there were more than 100 dead in the villages in the area. Rain deluged Central America and the Caribbean during the hurricane, causing serious floods in scattered areas. San Jose and Champerico, on Guatemala's Pacific coast, were swept by both river and sea. Dispatches from the towns last night said the rain had stopped. Most of Champerico's houses were damaged, and the inhabitants were being evacuated. There were no casualties in San Jose. Bad flooding also was reported around Arecibo, on Puerto Rico's The famed aircraft carrier USS Saipan was the first to rush aid to stricken Haiti, Almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Hazel was the Haitian town of Dame Marie. Note the church tower in the center, all that remains of the town's center. Rubble litters the town. THE AMERICA SCENE Relief In Sight For Indiana Flood Chicago, Oct. 15 (INS) Cooler air which promised to end a prolonged siege of rain cheered volunteers who battled to prevent new floochperils in northern Indiana today. Three hundred volunteers answered emergency calls for more sandbags to reinforce levees against the rampaging Yellow River which threatened to inundate Knox, Ind., and its environs this morning. New Anti-Typhoid Vaccine Found Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 14 A new one-shot vaccine against typhoid feve which may carry less risk of reactions was described today to the American Public Health Association by Maurice Landy, Ph.D.; Maj. Sidney Gaines, Cmdr. John R. Seal and Lt. James E. Whiteside of the Army Medical Research Unit, No. 4, Great Lakes, 111. Present vaccines take three separate shots. U. N. Defers Action On Ship Seizure United Nations, N. Y., Oct. 15 ifli Faced with opposing versions of why Egypt seized an Israeli freighter entering the Suez Canal, the Security Council decided last night to await an impartial report before taking any steps in the latest Middle East incident. Sheppard Trial Faces New Delay Cleveland, Oct. 15 (INS) "Crank" letters written to some prospective jurors and charging that Dr. Samuel Sheppard is being "railroaded" may force delay in the scheduled start of the osteopath's murder trial Monday. Cuyahoga County common pleas Judge Edward Blythin, disclosing existence of the letters, said: "If this has gone too far, we may have to call an entire new venire." Alabama Anti-Racket Law Upheld Phenix City, Ala., Oct. 15 LP Alabama's reinforced lottery law, weathering its first legal attack, stood as a formidable weapon today against accused racketeers still facing trial in Phenix City's vice cleanup. Special Judge Walter B. Jones upheld constitutionality of the law yesterday and gave a directed verdict in favor of the state against lottery operator Bryant P. Long, who had gambled on a jury trial rather than plead guilty as 10 other defendants have done. Ex-Envoy To Appear At Red Probe Los Angeles, Oct. 15 P The former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, John D. Erwin, and movie actor Leo Carillo were summoned today as witnesses by a house subcommittee investigating Communist infiltration in Latin America. Raymond G. Leddy, officer in charge of Central American affairs, for the State Department, told the committee yesterday the Communist move in Guatemala was not an isolated undertaking, but an integral'part of a vast plan, directed from Moscow. Lamont Pleads Innocent In Contempt New York, Oct. 15 ijP Author-lecturer Corliss Lamont pleaded innocent today to charges of contempt of Congress and was released in $2,000 bail pending hearings on various defense motions Oct. 29. LaMont was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday for refusing to answer questions of the . Senate Permanent Investigations subcommittee headed by Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis). . Accused Reds' Trial Date Set Denver Oct. 15 (INS) Seven Americans accused of fostering a Communist effort to overthrow the federal government are scheduled to go on trial in Denver Jan. 17. U.S. District Judge Jean S. Breitenstein set the date yesterday. Churchill Calls Cabinet To End Strike In London Asvx-latrd PrrM London, Oct. 15 Prime Minister Churchill today called his cabinet into Meeting for the second time in 24 hours in an effort to find a solution to London's worsening strike troubles. Sir Walter Monckton, minister of labor, conferred during the day with labor and management seeking some solution to the strike of 24,000 dock workers which has crippled the great Port of London. It was understood Monckton was not able to get to this afternoon's cabinet session. Monckton was reported to have sent back last minute reports cn the critical situation developing out of the Thames Side dock strike which threatens to spread throughout Britain. Food supplies are being bit by the dock walkout which has forced the diversion of ships to. other ports. Should the lightermen decide to join the strike, the fuel supply for London's power would be endangered. It was understood the government fcas decided not to inter- vene in the bus strike, which has hit 206 of the metropolis' bus routes and taken half of the big double-deck vehicles off the streets. It is normal policy in Britain not to take emergency action un til essential public services are in jeopardy. But food supplies and fuel would be regarded as essential and that explains why the government was concentrating on trying to settle the dock situation. The -stoppage of 24,000 dockers and a walkout by more than 15,- 000 London bus drivers and con ductors presented Britain with its worst potential labor crisis since the general strike of 1926. Iran To Execute 12 More As Spies Terhan, Iran, Oct. 15 A military court today sentenced to death by firing squad a sec ond group of 12 Iranian army officers charged with spying for the Russians. Mrs. Nafvig's Former Mate Sought In Quiz Aasorlattd Pra- Washington, Oct. 15 Attor neys for both the Communications Commission and publisher Edward Lamb searched today for a man named Samuel E. Harris to put on the witness stand at an inquiry into Lamb's back ground. Harris believed heading in a trailer from California to New York City was the husband of Mrs. Marie Natvig, 50, now of Miami Beach, during the 1930s. She has testified she lived in Cleveland with Harris in that pe riod. She swore she was a Com munist then and saw Lamb at three Red meetings in 1936 in Columbus, Ohio. She was his hotel guest during one of those meetings, she said. "Lunatic Testimony" A Lamb attorney, Russell Morton Brown, told examiner Herbert Sharfman yesterday he considers Harris an extremely important witness. He said he thought Mrs. Natvig had given "lunatic testimony." "For all it appears, she may have been in a strait jacket during those years," said Brown. "He (Harris) may be the only one who can tell us." Commission Attorney Walter R. Powell Jr. ' objected to such characterization of Mrs. Natvig and said he would vouch for her. In response to direction from Sharfman, however, Powell agreed to help Brown find Harris. Mrs. Natvig offered to submit to apsychiatric examination. ; The hearing was ordered by the commission to determine the accuracy of allegations that Lamb, a Toledo lawyer who publishes the Erie, Pa., Dispatch and owns several radio and tele vision stations, once associated with Communists, Denies Allegations j Lamb has categorically denied the allegations. He is trying to renew the license of his television station at Erie, Pa., WICU. The hearing is in recess until Wednesday. Brown attempted yesterday to get permission to find Harris through Mrs. Natvig's three chil dren, all born when she was married (o Harris. But Sharfman again ruled that on grounds of "humanity" Brown should try to find him another way. Questions regarding her chil dren prompted Mrs. Natvig last Monday to seize a heavy metal water jug and yell at Brown: "I will kill you if you contact my children." Yesterday, when the subject came up again, Mrs. mtvig warned Sharfman: "I'm very close to that water jug." Sharfman leaned forward and shouted sternly: "No! No! You will sit right there!". Brown told Sharfman he is sorry to have had to cross-examine Mrs. Natvig so closely about her past life. She will be on the stand again Wednesday, for her sixth day. "I have nothing against Mrs. Natvig," he said. "I think the woman is ill. I think the criticism goes to these lawyers for putting this woman (on the stand)." The government lawyers art Powill and Thomas B. Fifzpat-rick. In cross-examination yester day, Mrs. Natvig who has tes tified she remembers in detail conversations she said she had with Lamb in 1936 answered "I don't remember" a score or more times when asked about other events and persons of the same period. i . Earlier in her testimony, she said she has a "tricky memory," that she could remember some things for yi&rs but thai she couldn't remember other things at all. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Gable's Ex-Wife May Wed Cabot Ceademert From Miami Diflr yrmi Wire Serritfa Hollywood, Calif., Oct. 15 Clark Gable's ex-wife, Sylvia Ashley Fairbanks Stanley Gable, is reported ready to marry another Hollywood he-man, Bruce Cabot. No word has come from the English blonde and former showgirl, but Cabot's estranged wife, Franceses de Scaffe, said he telephoned to tell her he wants to make a settlement because he loves Sylvia and wants to marry her. Francesca said: "We looked everywhere to find Bruce. Then he telephoned my attorney, S. S. Hahn, saying he wanted to arrange to support our daughter, Alfon-ine." The first of Lady Sylvia's four marriages was to an English aristocrat. After he divorced her, she married Douglas Fairbanks and they had a happy marriage until he died. In 1949 she astounded the world by nabbing Clark Gable. Gable stuck it out more than a year before he went to Nevada for a divorce. He was i Ay i - 4 SYLVIA ASHLEY Hotel. The party last night was the first Spanish royal levee (assembly) to be held in Portugal. The monarch's supporters, including 150 Spanish gran-decs (noblemen of the first rank), kissed the hands of Don Juan and the Infanta, his eldest daughter. 1 L 1 1J 1 4. i - California divorce. However, jpMSter IS I US alter considerable cucKenng which resulted in a heavy settlement in her favor, Sylvia sued for divorce in California 30 months ago. Cabot has been married three times and during his single days has been a great friend of Errol Flynn. Elect Floridian Kansas City, Oct. 15 The Future Farmers of America elected William D. Gunter, 20, Live Oak, Fla., president at the organization's closing convention session yesterday. Gunter, a junior at the University of Florida, is a partner with his father in a 120-acre dairy farm. Regional vice - presidents elected included: Charlt W. Anken, 19. Holland Patent, N.Y.. North Atlantic region; Bobby Futrelle, 19, Mt. Olive, N.C., Southern; Jay Wright, 20, Alamo. Nev., Pacific, and Lowell Gisselbeck, 20, Castle-wood, S.D., central. L. Philip Brouilletle, 20, Richford, Yt., was elected secretary. Chaplin Appeals Mexico City, Oct. 15 Charlie Chaplin and his wife, the former Oona O'Neill, have requested permission of the Mexican government to come to Mexico for at least a six-month visit. The British comedian said in his application that he was anxious to rest from the strain of what he called malicious rumors circulated about him. Chaplin, who retained his British citizenship during long years of residence in the U. S., was informed during a visit abroad in 1952 that he would have to undergo a hearing on his political views and moral conduct before being allowed to reenter the country. Infanta's Party Estoril, Portugal, Oct. 15 Tw& thousand Spanish Monarchists wind up tonight a two-day coming out party for Infanta Maria Del Pilar, the 18-year old daughter of the pretender to the long-empty Spanish throne. The celebration started last night with a simple reception at Villa Giralda, the home of the exiled pretender Don Juan. This evening's affair will be a lavish ball with entertainment and a midnight buffet supper at Estoril's Park Maysville. Ky.. Oct. 15 !iP Miss Sallie Bullock is still waiting for the right man to come along today her 103rd birthday. She had had many offers of marriage but "I guess the one big love in my life is Maysville and Mason County." She was born in the county's Plum-ville section. "I've gone places, but it always was good to come home," she says. "I must be getting old." Longest Solo Cruise Pago Pago. Samoa, Oct. 15 A 61-year-old New Yorker completed the longest solo cruise in history today, sailing a balsa raft 6.000 miles across the Pacific from Peru to Samoa in 115 days. William Willis drifted with the Humboldt Current from South America to Polynesia in a voyage that took him almost 2.000 miles farther and 13 days longer to complete than the famous Kon-Tiki expedition of 1947. TOMORROW MAY BE'L'ATE I vWith the Russians well estab lished deep in the Arctic there are valid reasons for us to do some thinking. Though tardily, we should explore the possibility of establishing some bases in the region about both poles, says .Ralph McGill on Page 14-A. I w. f -X 1 80 ; , ,., . 1 JOYCE AND JANICE PUESIR Can Practice In 5opter Court BEAUTIES KNOW THEIR LAW Washington, Oct. 15 Two pretty Missouri sisters, Joyce, left, and Janice Pueser, pose on the steps to the Supreme Court Building just before they were admitted to practice before the high tribunal. Joyce, 28, has a general law practice in St. Louis. Janice, 26, is a legal aide to the Missouri state government at Jefferson City, UP) Wirephoto. - 1

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