Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 17, 1955 · Page 1
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TheW«ather Cloudy,; cold tonight, lomor- •• \row., Low' .iomgkt. 40-45. Cloitdy;> cool Wednesday. . High, '60; low 44; noon, 5^. ,, River—3-.19 ' feet. Relative humidity—76 per cent. VOL. LXXXVL—NO. 286 Atuciat*! fun Stnkt—Af Wr.p/wU CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1955 lattiiatttial NfWi Strvict 16 Pago 6 CENTS Raging River Wrecks Building The flood-swollen Norwalk River sweeps past debris of a destroyed waterfront building in Norwalk, Conn., as rains continued to last southern New England. Deaths in six stales were set at 34 this afternoon and damage was in millions. . . (AP Photofox) French Claim Attacks From Spanish Area Dissension Among Regency Council To Rule Morocco Seen RABAT, Morocco n official granddaughter of Queen Victoria, as saying such a marriage would e unthinkable. There were unconfirmed rumors .lial (lie Archbishop of Cantcr- 3ury, -the top prelate ot the eslab- iished Church of. England, would prison camp. voice his disapproval publicly if Army headquarters charge that Moroccans in Spanish Morocco fired across the border on French troops fanned an increasingly bitter international controversy in this strategic corner of North Africa lodoy. . Sharp French-Spanish disagreement mounted as dissension broke out over the newly appointed four- man regency council. French Premier Edgar Faure's povcrnmcnl finally set up the coun cil in the hope it would lead to an .end of two years of terrorism and the beginnings of popular rule. Immediately it was in the middle of a fight between the protagonists •ol two houstcd sultans, a nationalist sympathizer and his successor « ho "hewed to French friendship. The charge that French troops had been fired upon from Spanish Morocco was in response lo a Spanish complaint that France was threatening peace. Spain threatened to take a complaint to the United Nations if the French did not quit talking 'about alleged Spanish aid to Moroccan rebels. Spain is nol a U.N. member bul presumably she could gel some of departed about marriage plans, her friends lo push any action she desired. Resident General Pierre Boyer do Latour in a press statement said the troops were fired upon Ocl. 14 but did not shoot back across the border. Royal Aide Dies., Wife Succumbs Within 8 Hours LONDON Ml — The American- born wife of longtime royal aide Sir Piers Lcgh died today, only eight hours after her husband succumbed. Ailing Lady Lcgh had been unconscious rar several days and 'did not know of Sir Piers' death. Sir Piers, 64, died yesterday at King Edward VII Hospital. His wife, 60, died al her apartment in St. James' Palace. 1 Lcgh married the former Sarah Bradford, daughter of a Nashville, Tenn., judge, in 1920, (he year after he entered royal service. Navy, Marine Airmen 'Honored For Rescues TAMPICO, Mexico «l—Mexico presented medals yesterday to 100 U. S. Navy and Marine helicopter pilots and crewmen who are leaving after, rescuing thousands from the. floods ravaging the Tarn- pico area in the past three weeks. Duke Said To Oppose Margaret ? s Marriage By HAL COOPER LONDON Uv-Storm clouds loomed over Princess Margaret's romance with Peter Townsend today. Rumbles of opposition to their marriage were reported from royal circles and some sections-of the Church of England. The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was said Mystery GP Held By Reds, Ex-PGWs Say to be advising strongly against a union between the 25-year-old royal 4 beauty and the divorced Royal Airi Force hero, who will be 41 next monlh. One newspaper quoted 83-year- old Princess Marie Louise, a HEIDELBERG, Germany tfi —The U. S. Army checked its files today for : clues to another mystery American reported in a Soviet he supposed engagement was made official. Members of Ihe Anglican clergy began choosing sides. Some were willing to perform a Margaret- Townsend ceremony. Others said 'No" in view of the church hicr- irchy's stand against the remarriage of divorced persons whose 'ormer mates are still alive. Margaret and Townsend, after i weekend together al the Berkshire country home of her cousin Mrs. John Wills, departed separately for London during the day. Asked again by reporters as he Townsend replied "These questions arc gelling to be a bit of a bore." Margaret and Mrs. Wills interrupted the visit with Townsend to attend church .with Queen Mother iiizabcth al Windsor Castle's Royal chapel. Unsmiling and tense. Margaret omitted her customary vaves and smiles as she drove past the crowd of 400 curious wait- ng near the Wills home. Townsend went for an early norning horseback ride today. To icwsmcn's questions about the (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) Knight Denies Entering Race NEW YORK Wl — Gov. Goodwin J. Knight of California says "I'm not a candidate for president" even f President Eisenhower does not run for re-election. He made the statement to newsmen last night as he arrived by >lane for a number of speeches at Republican meetings. Knighl,-who has been mentioned as a potential candidate for president, said Vice President Nixon "is all right with mo it he's nominated. ' It depends on what the Presi- denl's wishes are." Nixon and Senate GOP Leader William F. Knowland are other Californians, who have been men- ioned as possible presidential aspirants. ers here said it had no record of Lt. Eugene Stanley Fabian, 3G. of Chicago, but suggested he might have' been with the U. S. forces in Austria. Those records have been sent lo Washington. German prisoners released from !he Soviet Union reported that Fabian . said he was serving in the Army Counterinlelligencc Corps. An ex-prisoner also reported having seen Mrs. Erika Field Wallach. German-born adopted daughter of former state department employe Noel Field and wife of an American veteran. Mrs. Wallach disappeared in East Berlin in 1930. Previous returnees reported seeing four other Americans in Soviet prisons but American officials said three were nol American citizens. The fourth is a fugitive soldier. Kentucky Governor Asserts Dixie Will 'Go Democratic' favor of Ihe Soulh voting solidly Democratic'in 1950. And.lip picked Adlai Stevenson to win the presidency if President, doesn't run again.' race. I don't find any sentiment strong enough to bring about a defection such as that. in 1952 Eisenhower which cost, the Democrats .four prominently In political talk-yes- Wothcrby was interviewed as the sec, Florida mid Virginia)." chief executives from 16 slates gathered here -for the Southern Governors Conference, opening officially tomorrow. Southern Democratic revolt such aS'lhosc who spill Iho party In 1IHO and 11)52, Wcthcrby snld: ''All the sentiment 1 get in my and. -West Virginia. talks with Southern leaders .is that POINT CLEAR, Ala. W—Kentucky's Gov. Lawrence Wctherby Ihe South will be solidly Demo- said today the odds are heavily in crntic withoul Eisenhower in Ihe i Wll Sou Southern stales (Texas, Tcnncs- Alnbnma's Gov. James E. Folsom was host to the conference. Oilier 'governors to attend are from Arkansas, Delaware, /Florida, Asked about the possibility of « CcorgI a, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Car'ollnn, Oklnhoma, Soulh Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia Threat Of Floods Reported. Easing In Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA LB-The threat of serious floods over already scarred' eastern Pennsylvania • appeared to be over today. Torrenliai rains lhal sent rivers and streams over their banks caused seven deaths, all from motor vehicle accidents. The danger of dams washing out at Camptown, near the New Yorkj )order at Towanda, and near Ai-j entown, was cased, and officials of Ihose areas reported little likeli-; lood of either 'giving way. Federal Agents Seize Illicit Moonshine Still ANNAPOLIS W-State and fed-; eral alcohol tax agents seized a 1 whisky still in operation yesterday it Fmilland, Wicomico County, thei Stale Tax Enforcemenl Unit re-1 qftcd today. Arrested was William L. Parker, 27,-Negro, who gave Fruitland as lis address. Floods Take 38 Lives In East States Thousands Flee As Rampaging Streams Batter New England By The Associoted Press Three days of drenching rain has vreaked another flood disaster on vide areas of the Northeaster! slates still, groggy from Hurri cane Diane's punch two months ago. In six states, 33 persons were mown or presumed dead,- am iroperty losses were in the mil- ions. • . Much railroad service was halt- id. Highways were closed and iridges knocked out. Thousands verc evacuated. New Floods Feared Relief operations were in high [ear today—especially in hard-hil ections of .New England—but nen ears of 'floods-.and washouts pread through New England. The U. S. Weather Bureau in ioston forecast lhat rain will con- nue today and tomorrow. The bu- eau also said in an early morn- ng warning: "Rivers rill contin- e to rise and all those in low reas should keep abreast of the test reports and forecasts." The warning added: "A storm center^ is currently vcr southeastern Massachusetts nd moving very slowly, if al all, the norlheasl. Another intense enter is located in northern Ohio nd it will move only into centra! 'cnnsylvania by tomorrow morn- ng. Thus the outlook is for rain ontinuing.tdr,the next two days." In upslaie New,York the Hudson nd Mohawk rivers- continued to ise and were expected lo crest al bove flood levels. • Continuing rain caused worry in ew Jersey too. Cleanup Chore Started The big chore ahead was clean- ig up -and getting snarled trans ortation moving again. Roads ere blocked throughout the area, articularly in Connecticut. There was a threat too to cm- loyment until flooded factories ould get oul from blankels of indd. The weather was freakish. A vo-minute twisler lore through the ed Bank, N.J.. area yesterday fternoon. Snow fell in western lassachusetls, southern Vermont nd northern New York. A new hurricane, Katie, bore own on Haiti and the Dominican epublic. She was'not expected to other the U.S. mainland, however. Katie's older sister Diane set the attern for Ihis weekend's, un- amed slorm. The loll of Diane's ash floods two months ago was 69 dead. 20 missing and damage slimated al i'/i billion dollars. Connecticut >again was the hard- st hit, bolh in life .and property, liree. U.S. Rubber plants in augalu^k were knocked out, and ie company said 5,000 workers ould be out of jobs temporarily. Connecticut suffered 12 dead or resumed dead, New York 10, enhsylvania 7, Rhode Island- 3 nd New' Jersey and Massachusetts each. Rain Sets New Record Danbury, Conn., reported more lan 11 inches of rain from Friday irough Sunday, a record.. But her cities were considerably be- w that figure. Diane's surprise assault . pro : iced. a battle-tested rescue and elief team. With more warning ecause this weekend's disaster eveloped' slower, Ihis team went moothly inio operation again: The rmy, Navy and Coast Guard obilizcd to help. • Civil defense nd the Red Cross sprang -into rain Prices Mixed , CHICAGO UV—.'Grain prices were mixed'*in. fairly active dealings at the opening on the Board of Trade today. Wilson, Iliidforil rake Off For Iten tier Adm. Arthur W. Radford, chairman .of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Milton Eisenhower,. the President's brother, and Secretary of Defense Wilson, left to right, are shown at Washington'Airport today before taking off for Denver lo confer wilh Ihe Chief Executive. • (AP Phoiofnx) South Korean Pressure Seen Ousting Envoy U. S. Ambassador's Resignation Hurls American Prestige SEOUL Hi — American prestige n the Far East has not been en ced .by. the sudden ^'resignation .'S. Ambassador.William'I^cy. if U. Despite' the' State Departments explanation thai Lacy had asked o be recalled because of dysen- ery, Ihere is mounting evidence hat quiet Korean pressure, not il' less, is responsible. •• His resignation, predicled in Vashington last week, shocked I. S. Embassy sources here and in Tokyo. Korean pressure against him ;tems from a fear thai Lacy was assigned to Seoul to watch next •ear's crucial election when Prcsi- Icnt Syngman Rhee will seek a bird term. This is fear based on reports hat he figured in the 1953 Philip- iine election when President Ramon Magsaysay came to power. "Is it true lhat you've come to [orea to get rid. of Syngman Ihee?" one Korean politician isked him bluntly. Lacy denied it. There is no indication that U.S. policy seeks any new leader in Korea. Nevertheless, Rhee is 80 years ild and had a glandular operation ast spring. The possibility exists hat Lacy was sent lo Korea partly o look for new leadership in 'Ihe :vent of Rhee's death. When Lacy arrived here he got vhat amounted to an official snub. Three Killed In TNT Blast WILSON, Okla. Ifi-A bomblike il field explosion, common more ban 2S years ago but rare now, illed three Oklahoma City oil well hooters and injured 'six others lear here Saturday night. The three men were blown to jii's when 100 quarts of nitro- [lycerin exploded with: the force if a 5,000-pound bomb as they pre- lared to loosen underground oil and from the well. . What caused the explosion prob- ibly will-never be known. Police hink the nitro, a jelly-like. sub- tance, was detonated when wires ccidentally touched it before it vas lowered into the well. . First Suowfall Iii New Euglaiul BOSTON W—Up to 4 inches o siiow—the first of the season—fel last nighl in parts of Massachu setts. New Hampshire and Ver mont. About 3 inches of snow fell in Dublin, N. H. Four inches snow, were reported on Hogbac! Mountain, 12 miles west of'Brattle boro, Vt. „• ....- For Shooting Girl At Party FT. . BELVOIR, Va. WI-Arm> authorities held a 32-year-old iieu- lenanl in the wake of a party shool- ing in which an 18-year-old girl was seriously wounded. Confined on Ihis Army Engi neers's posl without formal charge was Lt. George E. Balcom of Nashua, N.K. Military authorities said Balcom sped off in his white Jaguar sports car after the shooling late Salur- day night. He was forced off the road by a police roadblock near Richmond, almost 90 miles' away Miss Sylvia Miller. 18, 'of Leesburg, was .reported in serious condition at Ft. Belvoir Hospital with wounds in the abdomen, chest and eft arm. Capt. William N. Ball; was' hit in the knee by a stray bullet. Post officials said Balcom, who has been living at nearby Alexandria, pulled oul a .22 caliber pisto: and • started pumping bullets a Miss Miller after she refused to .eave an officers' parly with him. Reds Win Appeal To Gain Hearing WASHINGTON (INS)—The Su- ireme Court today granted a hcar- ng' to 14 -California Communist )arty leaders who were convicled of, advocating violent overthrow of the U. S. government.' The second-string Reds, seii .enced to five years in prison anfl 'hied SiO.OOO each, were convicted under (he Smith Act "after a six- month trial in 1952. frovoo Verdict Upheld WASHINGTON W — The Su- ireme C.o u r I loday upheld a udgc's decision which blocked a new trial of former Army Sgt. John )avid Provoo on charges of trea : ADA Head Asks GOP *Drop' \ivoii * ' * . * * - .* .*•*.*.*.* * * * • * * * Asserts 'Independent Voters Will Never Sivalloiv Him' By The Associated Press Prospects for (he Republican the'.independent .voter will "never slate's big'delegation to the Re- presidential .nomination , figured swallow him." And: :crday. they are the "parly of liberalism And '"advice" lo bolh .parlies and lhat compromise and timidity against" a "Nixon-pledged'.slate. came from Chairman Joseph L. have never won.clcctions for them group espousing New Deal and New Jersey stole ADA convcnIon: Republicans should "drop" Vice President Nixon as * 1956 prcsiden- tial possibility because, Rauh said. his announced 'plan lo lead Ihe lion lo the convention would offer publican National Convention nexl Democrats should remember year as a nominal candidate for Rauh Jr. of Americans for Demo-in the'past, any more than they cratic Action, a political action will in; 1956.". ^iu»C loifuuaiJifi '4i^TT iv^ui auu •, IIIAUII n i MI i HI; (.iu|>|iuu ii|itin nv>v i.iuti, tuiu • HIAUII 10 01 'Fair Deal" principles. Rauh told York; with the' arrival of Califor- me If he's nominated; nia's Gov.. Goodwin J. Knighl'(or; n series of speeches at GOP meet/ president, even if thai pilled him former Gov. Thomas E. Dewey as 1 a "favorite son" candidate for president. Harold E. Stassen, the Prcsi- Elsenhower doesn't seek rc-clcc- Nixori's name cropped iip.hi New tlon, and : "Nixon Is all right with self a candidate" even If Elsen- New. York's Republican -Ally. Gen. Jacob K. Java's-said on a Ings, Knight had been criticized by TV program .It would bo "logical" Nixon supporter? In California for lo assume his slate's GOP dclcga- Knight said "I'm not a candidate dent's special assistant on disarma- for .president" even it President ment, said on a separate TV program that "I do not consider my- howcr doesn't run. •Sen, Bullcr (R-Md) snld it wl! be harder for the GOP to win If Elsenhower doesn't seek rc-clcc- tlon, "But 1 thlnk : it can be done." Westinghouse Struck Again By CIO Union Deadline For New Contract Reached, Walkout Is Ordered PITTSBURGH WI-C10 clectrica workers, struck the Westinghous Electric Corp. today for tWsec. ohd time in. litr/e.niqre''ihnn . a monlh. Leaders of Ihe CIO International Jnion of Electrical Workers issued ,he nationwide strike order at midnight last night after the deadline -oiled around with no contract set- lement. Negotiations continued until 1:45 a.m. There was no indication whether they would resume. The strike call went out to some 44,000 members in 29 plants. Some 30-odd other Westinghouse opera ions were not affected. Disputed issues .include wages, rules for time studies of nonincen- ive workers and length of contract. Both sides turned down llth-hour proposals which would have averted the strike for a while at least. Westinghouse proposed a two- veek extension of the strike dead- ine with' any wage increase worked out to be retroactive to Oct. 15. ft also offered, for Ihe 'irsl lime in its history, to include a clause in the contract providing for arbitration of. disputes. The union plan called for a one- week postponement of the strike f the company would guarantee al least a 12-cent hourly pay increase • plus inclusion in the con- .ract of what it considered satisfactory conditions, under which the company could make time studies. Britoji Attempts To Teach Cuckoo To Say 'Cuckoo' LONDON «1 — George Layer reports thai he 's trying to teach a cuckoo to say "cuckoo" and is making some progress. Layer found the bird when it was: a fledgling last spring and made a' pel of it. Bird experts say youngj :uckoos learn to say "cuckoo" byj istening to old cuckoos who know raw to say "cuckoo," Layer' ex- ilained. He didn't say how (he first cue- 1 \oo learned, but then which came; irst,'Ihe egg or^ the chicken? Staff Chief, Wilson Will Hold Parley Steady Improvement Noted, Cardiograms Will Be Eliminated By MARVIN L. ARR01VSMITH DENVER W — Recuperating President Eisenhower takes a look .oday at how things are going in the national defense field after massing a few more important nilestones toward recovery over the weekend. Secretary of Defense Wilson and Adm. Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were flying put from Washington for a military affairs conference with the President at Fitzsimons Army Hospital. The meeting — Eisenhower's 'ourth at the hospital'with'admin- stration leaders — is part of the jrogram . of steadily increasing. Jfficial activity the doctors are permitting. Sessions with other key government men are scheduled for later in the week: Enjoys Sound Sleep . : . Today's 7 a.m. bulletin from the lospital reported that: "The President had a good, sound night's sleep of more than eight hours. He awoke refreshed and cheerful. "His condition continues lo prog- •ess satisfactorily without complications." Wilson and Radford were meet- ig with the President in the wake of these encouraging new developments in his convalescence from a Sept. 24 heart attack: • .•'• •'• 1. For the first time since ho entered the hospital, Eisenhower on Saturday was out of bed and sat in an easy chair for 15 minutes.. .Yesterday he was in the chair [or^30' minutes — and .he gat a report,there, on floods •avaging the Northeastern states, and on the .federal government's elief activities. Attendants lifted he President from his bed and jack again. through his chief aide Sherman . \dams. Eisenhower later sent vord to the stricken areas that ill necessary steps will be taken mder the disaster relief laws to irovide help for the flood victims. Cardiograms Eliminated 2. The President's physicians mnounced that daily cardiograms — tracing heart 'repair progress — no longer will be taken because f the steady improvement in his ondition. That decision came 24 ours after Friday's cardiogram howed that Eisenhower's heart erformance had "stabilized at a alisfactory level" — apparently ooner than the doctors had ex- ected. 3. Col. Thomas W. Haltingly, an ,rmy heart specialist who flew ere from Washington a few ours after Eisenhower's attack, is eturning to his'' post at Walter Reed Hospital in the capital. A medical bulletin from the hos- ital late yesterday carried, tha ow familiar encouraging note -i- le chief executive continuing lo progress satisfactorily .without (implications." ' : Stock Market joes Upward NEW YORK—(INS)—The Stock larket discarded its familiar Blue .Monday" theme today and or the first time in a month start- d off a new week on an advancing ote. There were widespread gains - fractions lo more than a point. At Ihe end of Ihe first hour. Ihe tow Jones industrial average post- d a gain of S3.64: the rails were p four cents; and the utilities •ere three cents higher. In the preceding three Mondays, ic market had experienced three •ide-open breaks. : Tiny Trio, Pup Trek 8 Miles Through Baltimore Streets BALTIMORE W—A husky por- ion of suburban Baltimore was Jonathan tir.own into a tizzy Sunday by six ittle feet and four little paws ovcring much more ground than hey- were meant lo. Thomas, Debbie and Jonathan ^Icale and their Dalmatian, Vickie, eft home and babysitter at Rock and, just north of the city, about a.m. They turned up al 5 p. m. at Thomas is seven. Debbie and are' 5-year-old twins. Vickie is just a pup. .;' From 1 p. TO. — when Hie babysitter reported Ihein missing — until 5, they were hunted by; the entire Baltimore County police detachment at Towson, a troop ol Boy Scouts and at least 300 volunteers. ..'... . ",, ., Jack -Johnson, who had heard liey. wanted to meet their mom nd diul, Mr. and Mrs.' H. T. Ncalc, s-ho were due back from a week- nd trip to New York. They had walked eight miles, ilount'Royal train station In the radio broadcasts about, the icart of the city, They told police dren, spotted them near the. train station, at least five miles: from where the .search was Uklnj place. He delivered the children: to I policeman. ' '

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