Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 17, 1955 · Page 2
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Cumberland, Maryland
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Monday, October 17, 1955
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TWO EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD, MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1955 Dial PA-2-4COO for a WANT AD Taker Slaying Of Numbers Man .... j o Poses Puzzle For Police TOWSON, lid. W— Police sought the answers to four baffling qucs- lions".,'today. Wh7o drew a cord around the nccto, of John J. Adams and strangled him to death? Why was the Baltimore County numbers man subjected to such a hideous beating about the. face be- fore'he was killed? ol gangland inquisition? Was his death connected in anyway* with (he six-million dollar numbers rackets broken up by a SeptS>8 State Police raid? The body of the 39-year-old Turner Station Negro was found Saturday-ill a thicket oft the Pulaski 'Highway near Middle liiver Road. An autopsy showed he was severely beaten first, then garrotted with a co'rd. Relatives said he had 51,000 ° n him avhen last seen early Thursday morning. When fo'und dead he had 'a penny. Boat fare, perhaps, for -^passage across the mythological river Styx into the world of the .dead. But police were looking for deeper motives than robbery. They pointed out Adams was scheduled to appear in court Friday to answer charges that he was linked with five other Turner Station men in the big numbers opera- 1 tion. 'I .State's Attorney John E. Raine Jr.. offered the others protective custody after Adams was murdered but none came forward. The State Police raid at Turner Station was made without the help of Baltimore County authorities who weren't told it was coining o State Police Superintendent Elm Munshower said this was done I) cause the county had failed to ; on its own. The raid sparked a grand ju investigation of how the gambli laws are enforced in (he coun Pedro Finlcy Grooms, 33-yea Was "he the victim of some sort old Turner Station Negro, was b • - mg questioned about Adams dea yesterday, lie and a girl fricn both acquaintances of Adam have been in custody since Frida Grooms faces a hearing Tuesd on a charge of illegal possess! ol fire arms. But the question! in the Adams case will continu Police said his girl friend wou get a lie detector test today. And against this ^ackgrou there was still the unanswcr question. Who strangled Adams death? And why? French Charges Denied By Spain MADRID 1/n — A Spanish W Ministry official denied tod French charges their troops we fired on from Spanish Morocco. "This is totally inexact. We a not capable of such an act. We a not villains." said the official, w would not permit use of his nani French Resident Gen. Pier Boyer de Lalour du Moulin a sorted* in Rabat yesterday th French, troops had been fired Oct. 14 from inside the neighbor!, Spanish zone of Morocco. Direct Flights PITTSBURGH WASHINGTON BALTIMORE Connections to all points Phone RE-8-950O AUKHEHY Airline of the Executives When Pennies Count.. Count on the P.S. NEW PACK CRUSHED PINEAPPLE CANS $| TUNA HEINZ CATSUP btl». EARLY JUNE PEAS 2 „„, 25c MUHBO FRUIT BEANS 2-21 c DRINK ::25c VEAL SHOULDER CHOPS 35c ,„. U.S. No. 1 POTATOES 35c ,*. Held As Killer Reuther Urges Four-Day Week, Due To Automation Billy Downen; 28, is shown at jail in Hot Springs,'Ark., where he is held in slaying of : his stepdaughter, Martha Jackson, 14. He admitted killing girl, but gave no motive, police said. She died from skull fracture.. (AP Photofax) Jet Airliner Breaks Record SEATTLE Ifl-Boeing's 707 strat- oliner flew round-trip across country yesterday in less. time than it takes conventional airliners to cross the nation one way. The 707 took 3 hours and 58 minutes to fly from Seattle to Washington, D.C., at an average speed of 592 miles per hour. After a brief stopover in the national capital, the first American commercial jet air transport flew back to Seattle in 4 hours and I minutes at an average speed of i70 miles an hour. This means that it took 8 hours and 6 minutes of elapsed flying .ime at an average of 58t miles per hour for the transcontinental roundtrip. Dr. Shipley Dies At His Residence WASHINGTON - (INS) - CIO President Walter Reuther advocated today that a four-day work week, higher minimum wages and earlier Social Security retirement be adopted in the U.S. to meet the problems of automation. Reuther made his recommendations in prepared testimony before a Congressional committee which studying the possible impact on the national economy of automa tion or the expanded use of electronic machines to do work now done by manpower. The CIO leader lirged a gradual reduction of the work week from the prevailing 40 hours to 3*5 or possibly 30 hours and a speedy increase in consumer buying power to "cushion" the effects of automation. , Reuther also proposed that the federal minimum wage, now a dollar an hour, be boosted to $1.25 'without delay" and an earlier retirement age under Social Security be adopted. He also recommended expanded government programs in health, housing, schools, highways and other services, special aid for small businesses and retraining of workers to cope with increased use of electronics to replace men. The labor spokesman emphasized the CIO "welcomes" automation if proper steps are taken. He commented: "If we accept the challenge of the new technology, we can help to usher in an the age of abundance and freedom the like of which the world has never known." However, he warned that failure to make adequate plans could lead BALTIMORE Ml — Dr. Arthur M. Shipley, 77, retired head of the surgery.department of the Universi- y of Maryland Medical School, died yesterday at his home here. lie had retired in 1948 from his medical school position after 50 'ears of association broken only >y service with the Army Medical Corps during World War ]. In February 1954, a medical ibrary was dedicated in his name at University Hospital, where he served as chief of surgery from 4.9 1920 to J94S. From ISJl'to IMS, he ilso was surgeon in chief at City Hospitals. Duke Said (Continued from Page 1) romance, he replied sharply: 'Leave it, will you?" A servant at the Wills' forest odge said Princess Margaret had ordered breakfast in bed. There was still no official con- 'innation of what most of the pubic believed to he true—that the irincess had said "Yes" to the landsome airman. But the four- million-circulation Sunday newspa- icr The People cautioned its read- ;rs that assuming the marriage had been arranged was "a big nistake." . . Her friends in the court circle . . . say that the meetings of the last few days are nothing more than a royal way of enabling |her to say goodby to an old friend ol the family," the paper assert- led. Adenauer Much Better BONN —(INS)- Physicians said today that the condition of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer probably will allow him to [resume over-all direction of major governmental affairs by next weekend. LOOK FOR A LETTER! FROM It'll bring yoir your only chance this year, to got LIFE regularly at a special moneysaving rate! COMING WEDNESDAY Teachers To Hear Vteimeii Williams BALTIMORE 'a — Gov. .- G. to a "heavy price in- unemployment and human suffering." Reuther testified: "We oppose those who would introduce automation blindly and irresponsibly with no concern for any result except the achievement of the largest quick profit for themselves." As one of the dangers, Reuther warned that the closing of existing plants might result in the displacement of thousands of workers and severe community dislocation. He also recommended that Congress take steps to insure that any savings achieved through automation be passed on to all population groups. Reulher added: "From the viewpoint of the national economy, the greatest problem posed by automation is the threat 'of violent fluctuations in employment and production during the period of adjustment to the new technology. [f the national economy expands with sufficient rapidity in the com- ng decade or two, along with the widespread introduction of automation, the problems . . . will be minimized and localized." •rOre Sees Road Jill Approval WASHINGTON Oi — Sen. Gore D-Tenn) says the House should ass " a Senate-approved highway ill. early next year, leaving the uestion ol finances for later legis- ation. He said during the weekend he ias suggested that action to Speak- r Rayburn (D-Tex) by. letter, and ersonally to Rep. McCormack (D- lass), majority leader, and "re- eived no particular discourage-j ment from either." 1 Hurl In Wreck .TORONTO-- (INS) —Forty persons were' injured, six critically, when a Montreal-bound train crashed into a stalled automobile :oday, derailing nine coaches near Valleyfield, Quc. Looking with Luke ButlerPlans To Rim Again WASHINGTON I/B — "It's a pretty open secret," says Sen. John Marshall Butler (R-Md), that he will seek re-election next year. The Maryland senator, in a television interview yesterday, (ABC- Celebrity Parade), said lie "definitely" will run'although'he lias. tennen Williams of Michigan'"will m ad(! no to ™ al announcement e guest speaker at the first gen- Another contender for the Rcpub- ral session Thursday afternoon of lican senatorial nomination is D. 10 Maryland State Teachers As- ociation's 88th annual convention. More than 14,000 Maryland pubic school teachers are'expected for lie three-day meeting. Other speakers scheduled for the onfcrcnce arc Dr. Ethel J. Alpen- els, professor of. anthropology in he School of Education, New York iniversity, who will speak Friday, nu -Sillie Davis, writer and Sun- ay school field representative of he Assemblies of God, who will ddress the teachers on Saturday. Resolutions to he considered by he convention include one Jo re- ffirm the teachers' support of acial integration in the schools, nd another to take part in an xtensive public* relations program esigned to further the MSTA's ive-year program. HuniPuslied For Cambridge ^ouplelost On Fishing Trip John Markey, retired brigadier general whom Butler defeated by a hair-thin margin .in 1950. Also mentioned as a GOP senatorial prospect: Rep; James P. S. Devereux.. Butler said on the program he saw -a "resurgence of. Republicanism"' in Maryland, and a 'crack in the fabric on the other side.". He said he doubted that former Democratic Sen. Millard E. Tydings will bid for a new term in the Senate next year. Butler who received substantial aid from Sen. Joseph R. .McCarthy (R-Wis), defeated Tydings in 1950. The average U.S. farmer now spends about $3,000 a year for feed, seed, fertilizer, petroleum products, machinery... building materials and hardware. Callouses Pain, turning, Tendeniesj •nlotttmofFeet For the f«teit relief im«c- innble, use Super-Soil Ur. Scholl'. Zino-pids. They also remove calloiues one of ickest wayi known io il science. At Uriif, Shoe. Dept..' 5-\Of Stores. the qui medical D-Scholls lino pads Graduate of Bcall High School Student of Gather man's Business School Employed by The Second National Bank NEW CLASS NOV. 1 Approved for Veterans Training Hot an unemployed graduate for twenty-one yeo« , V CATHERMAN'S '' Business School Elner M. Kerr Phone PA 4-OM6 Cumberland, Md. CAMBRIDGE HV-Tlie bodies of a popular Cambridge couple, , Wilson and Dorothy Todd, were .recovered from Choplu'nk Itiver today. CAMBRIDGE, 'Md. W) - The arch for Wilson and -Dorothy B. jdd,. popular Cambridge couple 10 are missing and feared'to ' owned in the Choplank River was sumed today. • The'Todds, who are in their early rties, went fishing in their 21- ot boat Saturday afternoon. They pt their boat behind the home Mr. and/Mrs. Warren D. Linton, id when the Union's noticed yes- rday morning that the ation was still parked by their use, (hey'notified Captain kinnnmon, Tidewater Fisheries jmmission inspector. He found their boat anchored off nearby Sandy Hill. Us lantern was still lit. The fishing tackle was put away. The life .preservers were iii place. • ' ' Mrs. Todd's shoes,, and. watch were on the boat. Captain Kinnamon said the supposition is that one fell in . and the other dove in to help and. both' be drowned. • ' It was reported that Mi's. Todd swam fairly .well, but' tthat-. her husband was not a good swimmer. Todd, a salesman for the-Del- marya Hardware Co. of Salisbury, was a lay leader in the Grace Methodist Church here, and 'both were active in church and com- Todd's munity affairs. '' . • , Dragging operations in the Chop- Brice tank will .he- resumed tomorrow. The Todds 1 ' son, Sgl:. Ronald.-E. Todd! is in 'the U.-,S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendieton, Calif. ' " Yellow SWEET POTATOES 5 , b , 29c Iceberg HEAD LETTUCE 2 „„, 35c Fancy CAULIFLOWER 2 M , 49c 1 WINEOW ST. > California TOKAY GRAPES 2 lb! 25c New Crop FLORIDA GRAPEFRUIT 4 for 29c FAST ENOUGH FOR A QUICK LUNCH For diaper supply service phonograph records slip covers or any other product or . wrvic« you need for (ho home or busings:, use the YELLOW PAGES of your Telephone Directory reoul»rly. They save you time »nd trouble ... ihow you it a glance " "wher« to find it." 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