Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 24, 1955 · Page 1
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Th« W«ath«r • Windy, cooler, rain likely to- x .', • ,,..<• night,.. Lov> 4045. , Cloudy, , • •'cooler tomorrow. ' •:"'•; •'.; High, 75; low, 45;'noon, 60. ' '. •- ,Rt««r—2.97 /eet.-Relative'-' humidity—62 per cent: \OL. ' ;LXXXVI.*-NO. 293 CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1955 IfUrtatiinal Nm Stm'c* 26 Paget 6 CENTS Demanding Special Plane* • Two Democratic senators tell.reporters in Washington today that they will demand the Pentagon explain its assertion special planes had to be sent to Europe at a cost of $20.000 to bring them home. They came back on 'regularly scheduled MATS plane. Sen. John McClellan of Arkansas is at right and Sen. John Stehnis of Mississippi, center. . (AP Photolm) Eisenhower To Begin Busy Work Schedule Steady Improvement Noted As President Sel To Tackle Economic Problems Today DENVER, Colo. UV-President Eisenhower embarked today on his busiest work schedule since he was stricken with a heart attack. A stepped-up list of callers followed encouraging weekend ch'eck- ups and issuance of a declaration of unqualified support for Secrc Young Mother Charged With lary of Slate Dulles in advance o the Geneva conference. The President said Dulles "speaks for me with" authority foi our country" in the foreign' minis tors meeting opening Thursday. Gabriel liaugc and Dr. Arthur F. Burns started. ,a: parade: of of liciaiVyisitors-lo'-FiUiim'ons' Arifly Hospital.'for 3. conference.; on eco nomic problems. Burns, chairman of. the.-Prcsi dent's Council of Economic Advi scrs, and . Hauge, Eisenhower's personal economic adviser,- will precede Henry Cabot Lodge Jr, into the President's sickroom today. Lodge Is chief U. S. delegate William 1-anglcy said the prose- to the United Nations. cu i| on w j|i demand the maximum The weekend checkups fount Eisenhower doing well enough to be flown East -between Nov. 5 and Nov. 12. Whether there will be a complete recovery from the heart atlacfc he suffered 30 days ago, Dr. Paul Dudley While, noted Boston heart specialist, reported, cannot be determined for another "(wo or three months. The President was well enough yesterday to stand upright unaided and step onto a pair of scales. They showed he had dropped to 172'.4 pounds, four less than when he entered the hospital. This, .News Secretary James C. Hagerty said, "is all to the good." Afterwards, the President made public a letter to his Cabinet spelling out Dulles' role of full authority in foreign affairs and calling for the full support of his colleagues in the administration. It was addressed to Vice President Nixon and read to the Cabinet in Washington Friday. Eisenhower's decision to make it public served as a notice to diplomats abroad and politicians at home that any voice raised in • disagreement with Dulles can be disregarded insofar as administra-. lion policy is concerned. penalty. Victor L. Wolf. 45, a handyman who lived in a rooming house owned by Mrs. Smith, has admit- :cd that he wired a bomb in Smith's par last April 21. The'car was' blown to bits in a Portland !olf course parking lot when Smith ;puched the starter button. Wolf, who has confessed in court, said he committed the slaying al Mrs. Smith's urging and because was her "love slave." He said .hey planned to collect Smith's 521,000 life insurance and start life anew in Alaska. Mrs. Smith, who is pleading innocent, has denied all this. Her altorneys have characterized Wolf as "an unfortunate person who apparently dreamed that Mrs. Smith ivantcd to have her husband done away with." Diem Elected In Plebiscite SAIGON, South Viet Nam Ifl Premier Ngo Dinh Diem, landslide winner in a popularity plebiscite over absentee chief of state Bao Dai, will proclaim South Viet Nam a republic and himself its first president, it was reported today. „. Diem, one. of Asia's most resolute a'nti-Communisls, dug Bao Dai's political grave with a referendum yesterday in which' .the Vietnamese overwhelmingly, rejected the playboy yx-Ehiporer and chose Ihe Premier chief of' Slate. Suspect Quizzed In Killing Probe -. BALTIMORE Hi— A 47-ycnr-old laborer was being questioned in the slaying Friday of Mrs. Emma P. Shclsby, 85-year-old 'Baltimore 'woman.,i • Police' said the man '• was. arrested yesterday near Mrs. Shcls- by's home because he resembled the description of a person for whom » lookout notice was broadcast Saturday, Mrs. ,'Shclsby's body was found Friday by her 65-yenr-old daughter, Mi-s, Lena Wade, A nylon slocking had been knotted around Hie elderly woman's neck.' Mate Slaying -MCMINNVILLE, Ore. HI — The stale prepared today lo demand death in the gas chamber for Mrs Marjorie Smith, an attractive 34- year-old mother of two children, accused of master-minding the bomb death of her attorney husband, Kcrmil Smith. Dist. Ally schedules flights. AFL Council Drafts Plans For CIO Link NEW YORK W-The AFL Executive Council began a week-long meeting today to iron out final details of plans for a merger with he CIO. On Wednesday/the ClO^ Exccu- ive Council will start similar dis- organizations will cussions. Both labor lold conventions Dec. ,1, to ratify he plans separately, before ; oint convention set for Dec.. 5. Pentagon Hit By SolonsFor Plane Stories Senators Return. Deny They Sought 'Special'Serviccs' WASHINGTON Wv-Two, indignant Democratic senators flew back from Europe today, demanding the Pentagon explain its assertion that special planes had to be sent after them and other members of their party at a. cost of $20.000. Firmly denying they ever- asked any .special-.transportation, Sens. McQelian of'.Arkansas. ! .a!nd Sleniiis tit Mississippi.voiced their indignation .after disembarking from a regularly scheduled Military Air Transport Service Constellation :hat brought them and 42 others 'rom Paris. Both said they expect top De !ensc Department officials to give e an explanation of stories last week peanizc" that frontier . valley as that they declined to adjust their to travel on regular onciliatiori: and Referring to Hie Republican-run Pentagon, McClellan declared: •"If there was any intent lo cm jarrass me, I positively refuse to >c embarrassed by it. It's their mistake—there's no mistake on our provided by the 1954 Geneva armi- parl." Stennis declared he would seek an explanation from Secretary of Defense Wilson—now in Europe 'or the Big Four meeting—or from vhatever top officials are available at.the Pentagon. "I think they'll make a correc- ion," Stennis declared. "I think hey'll explain the facts." [srael Claims Syrian Attack JERUSALEM Wl — 'An Israeli irmy spokesman said .Syrian forces opened fire today on the Israeli ettlement of En Gev along the Sea of Galilee. He said there were no casualties. His report came as the U. N, ruce chief for Palestine flew to- vard U. N. headquarters in New fork to report on the tense situation existing along Israel's borers with her Arab neighbors. A iaturday night Israeli raid in vhich three Syrians were report- d slain and five captured added irgency to his mission. Three' Heads Will Map Policy Foreign Ministers Meet lii Paris For Drafting Slartcgy By JOSEPH E. DYNAM PARIS tfl — The Western Big 'hrcc foreign ministers completed work today on the., first part of a bint memorandum they will submit at the Big Four conference 'at leneva." The first point concerns iroposals for German reunification within a European security' sys- em. The ministers. U. S. Secretary if State John Foster Dulles, Bfit- sh Foreign Secretary Harold Mac- nillan and French Foreign Minis- er Antoine Pinay met with experts mtil shortly after 1 p.m.' They vere to meet again to examine lie remaining points of the.memo- andum, concerning disarmament ,nd East-West relations. Wilson Attends Session French sources said the minis- ers quickly reached complete igreement on details of a joint Vcstorn position regarding Germany. U. S. Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson, who is on his way o the Geneva meeting, also sat on today's talks. The big issues at the Geneva onfercnce will be German rcunifi- ation, European security, and isarmament. But side issues were; oming to the fore-to plague the 'estern trio. Moshe Shared, Israel's prime ninistcr, was all set to toss in icir laps a frying-hol issue: Vhat. are they going to do about ic sale of arms by' the Soviet loc .to Egypt? 1 : ;.'_.,,. Two Problems Arise. Overnight two other thorny prob- ems arose and were likely to be irust into their consultations. These were: 1. The-collapse in the Saar plebiscite of Western plans to "Euro- Malmvdy Massacre Commander JFreen Former Col'Gen. Sepp Dietrich, who was released secretly from the U S. war crimes prison at Landsberg. Germany, over the week-end, is shown at left during trial, and'at right when he was riding high with Hitler. He commanded Panzer army troops involved in the massacre of U. S. troops at Malmedy in Battle of the Bulge. . • . • (AP Photolnx) a keystone of Frencli-Gennan rec- 2. The : overwhelming victory cf Premier Ngo Dinh Diem of South Viet Nam over chief, of state Bao Dai in a referendum. This virtually eliminated any possibility of a unification election in Indochina as Veteran Cop, Ex-Coii Killed [n Gun Battle Baltimore Officer Dies After Fight, • Recent])' Demoted slice conference at which the British and Russian foreign ministers were cochairmen. U. S. Secretary' of State John Foster Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmilian and French Foreign . Minister Antoine (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) Dixie 'Gentlemen' OpposedTo Negro Soldiers In City BATON ROUGE «V-Local chap- ;ers of Southern Gentlemen, concerned about "black troops" in Baton Rouge, today considered a proposal to put the city off limits o Negro soldiers on leave from gigantic Army maneuvers next month. J. B. Easterly, president of the statewide secret prosegrcgalion society, told delegates to the first convention yesterday that loca^ chapters will have to decide the isue. The Army and Air Force begin Cxercise Sagebrush at Camp Polk, NOV. Have YOU. Seen This Man? Fugitive Felon Pu| Oil FBI List Of 'Ten Most Wanted Criminals 9 Escaped convict Thurman Arthur Ciroen-has been. listed »x one of the Flit'i VTen Most . W»Mert" iugtth-es. He replaces Ohio • bundlt Punlel A. Kverhnrt, who .was captured In De'n- ver, October C - By IRWIN SAFCHIK WASHINGTON-'— (INS)-Thurman Arthur Green, a terrible-tempered escaped convict whose ruth- essncss even, frightens fellow A cri- ninals, was placed today on the BI's list of "Ten Most .Wanted" ugitivcs, •The 35-year-old onc-limo boxer ins been sought ever since he :s- aped more than 17 months ago rom the state penitentiary at Walla -Walla, Wash., where he was crying a six-year robbery sen- encc for holding up » tavern in Seattle. Describing ; him as "extremely onerous," the FBI : warned that Jrecn is believed to carry a Switch :—'A'veleran po [ice officer, wounded during a tigh ex-convict in a Ballimor apartment, died early today. Ronald A. King. 29-year-old Ba timorc Negro identified by polic as the man who shot Patrolma James J. Purcell, was killed du ing a running gun baltle Sunda in which a dozen or so shots wer fired. The 51-year-old Purcell reccnll was reduced from the rank of ser geant tor accepting money troi Henry Gruenwald. Washington in fluence figure, last Sept. 15. King had been paroled Sept. 1 from Maryland Penitentiary afte serving more than eight years of 25-year robbery sentence, polic said. Purcell was demoted Oct. 7 am assigned to six months of contin uous night duty for taking $75 from Grunewald when he was held over night in Ccnlral District Police Sta tion on federal income tax eva sion charges. Police reported that King wa: dropped by eigiit shots fired b; Patrolmen Leroy S. Prediger am Richard Doda after King wrestet Purcell's revolver from him am fired twice at the veteran officer Police were summoned to the \Vest Lanvale Street apartmen about 6:15 a., m. by a woman who saw a man enler' the buildin hrough a window. Purcell came upon King in a second floor hall vay and was wounded when he ried to arrest Hie Negro. Patrolmen Prediger, Doda am Charles R. Ernest, who had an swered the call with Purcell, rushed to the latler's aid when they heard two shots. King fell fatally wounded as he tried to flee through a main floor exit. Naval Officer Shot To Death LEXINGTON PARK,' ird/w t: Loren D. Moody, service in Icrmalion officer of the Naval Air Station at Paluxenl, was found shol to death today by his wife who said she was next door at the lim'e. Dr. Julian S. Lane, SI. Mary's Counly medical examiner, said ihe shot was self-inflicted with a .22 caliber 'gun. Mrs. Moody told authorities she lad left her -husband shaving in heir home (47 Officers .Court) and gone next door this inornlng. She icard a shol, - she said, returned ionic and found her husband vounded. . lilURMAN ARTHUR PREEN promised "lo take one of the bulls >lade knife al all times, may be with me' 1 H ever threatened with irmed with a gun as well, and has capture. (Jrccn, whose criminal. record Young Suilor Run Down By Car Dies lii Hospital BAINBKIDGE, Md. MV-An 18- !yoa*old apprentice seaman died in U. S. Naval Hospital here last ,n!ght of injuries suffered Saturday |when he was struck by an automobile near the Maryland-Delaware line. Navy offlclnls Identified him as Guy R, Saucier, nephew of Angus- goes back to 1938 «hd Includes two tine Albert (1424 Thoinnston Avc.), (Continued on Page 2i Col. 5) Watcrvlllc, Conn, Woinau, 36, Has Siamese Twins MADISON, Wis.—UNS1—Siames twin girls were born at Madisoi General Hospital yesterday to ; 36-year-old woman. The announcement was made las night by the physician attcndin the mother and twins, who.are join ed at:the abdomen....-.-. y <•': • The'doctor said all lhrec : were in good condition. .. ;..-;•. '-.; Seven Perish In California Motor Crash SANTA ANA, Calif. trV-A -sedan joing downhill broadsided into an approaching oil lank truck-trailer yesterday, killing seven young Marines in the car. It was one of the worst highwaj disasters in southern California lislory. Wreckage and bodies were strewn along the highway. The vindshield broke off the Marines' machine, sailed over the truck anc haltered the windshield of another car, but its driver was unhurt. 'he truck's radiator was embedded inside the Marines' car. The truck driver, Jack R. Hub iard, 32, was unhurt. He told high- ng I could do. They were skidding, hen ,wham! They bit me. H sound- id like thunder. Sparks went ev- irywhere." The 1st! Division Marines were cturning to Camp Pendleton from veekend liberty. !ov. Marland Has Flu, Cancels News Session CHARLESTON, Ml - An attack f flu today caused Gov. .Marland o postpone his usual Monday news onference. The governor's said the onference would be held tomorrow fternocn. Marland returned over le weekend from a trip into the eep South, where he allended the outturn'. Governors''' Conference nd also'visited New Orleans on ehalf of prqmoling West Virginia! s an industrial site.. Walkout Hits Airline Over Company Rule Engineers Say iVeiv ; Regulation Threat , To Th'cir : .Sccuri(.y : ; . NEVf'yORK- Wl. '— "United -At Lines says it expects all its .plane o fly on schedule today despite strike by flight engineers.. The engineers walked out yes erday, claiming their job securit s threatened by a new compan rule that all newly hired engineer le qualified pilots. The, strike caused the airline t cancel one' flighl 'last night an everal others were delayed 30 t 90 minules. However, a compan •pokesman predicted today's oper ations would be "100 per cent nor mal." The company said all planes tak ng off since the strike have ha ull crews, with qualified super 'isory personnel filling in for engi leers on strike. William Kent, president of thj AFL Flight Engineers Inlernationa .ssn., said the company might hi able to "get by for a .time am o an extent" but predicted tha vithin a week the engineers' picke vay patrolmen: "There was noth- lines would have a "telling effect.' The engineer travels in the cock lit with-the pilot and copilot. Hi makes a preflight check of thi lane. During flight he handles cer ain mechanical controls and mon tors the plane's instruments. A union spokesman said United mploys 470 flight engineers bu dded that not all of them havi eeded the strike call. Pilots belong to another AFI nion, the Airline Pilots Assn. 'hich announced in advance thai Is members would stay on the ob. Voted Author Weds CHICAGO 'W> — Author James lichener, 48. whose, books often eai with better understanding be- veen East and West, yesterday married Mari Sabusawa, an Ameran-born woman of Japanese ari- If all Hits Democrats I) 11 Farm Prop Pledge WASHINGTON I.fl-The political :orm over the farm issue has crops and livestock. The exacl amount will be issued in a formal report Friday. Farm prices already average/ 4 atliered intensity with a Republi- an blast at two possible Demo- ratic presidential candidates and T official rcp_ort of a further farm per cent below a year ago, the .;__ j— > department said, while prices of rice drop. Republican National Chairman conard W. Hall yesterday accused nonfarm goods have climbed. Neither Stevenson nor,Harriman dial E. Stevenson of bowing to offered . an immediate reply to ressure from Democratic leaders nd' doing n complete "flip-flop" endorsing 90 per ccnl of parity irm price supports. Aid he said New York's Gov. vcrell Harrimnn, in .rccommcnd- g the 90 per cenl system, "has so advocated return to an tin- orknble program which piled up eprcssing farm surpluses in gov- rnment warehouses," •' ' ' . The report of a further setback form prices came from the Ag- culture Dcparlmcht. it said Ices declined between mld-Scp- mbcr and mid-October under the farmers' costs, influence of a record output of Hall's statement. -A Stevenson aide said that • before • Hall "starts interpreting Goy. Stevenson's position on agriculture, I. would think he would try to explain Secretary (of Agriculture) Benson's." Benson heads the . Eisenhower administration program aimed at trimming -surplus production .and 'yen billion dollars worth of price- supporting (arm prices mainly through a sliding scale of federal price props.'This took the place of a Democratic program of 90 per cent of parity payments. Parity Is the price said by law to bo fair for farm products In relations ,to Bonn Chief, Faure Act To Avert Crisis Pro-French Premier Toppled By Voting In Industrial Area By GODFREY ANDERSON SAARBRUECKEN, Saar Wl French Premier Edgar Faure and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer moved swiftly today to counter a crisis brewing between their :wo nations as a result of the Saar's 2-1 rejection of the plan to turopeanize the rich industrial ralley. Faure and Adenauer exchanged :elegrams expressing their convic- ion that the outcome of the Saar plebiscite yesterday must not be allowed to upset relations between •'ranee and West Germany. But already the vote had top- iled the Saar's pro-French pre- nier and heightened demands rom other German leaders for re- urn of the German-speaking-coal ind steel territory the Reich held icfore World War II. Vote Percentage High A whopping 96.72 per cent of all ;ligible Saarlanders went to the lolls yesterday and turned down tie European status plan 423,434 67.7 per cent) to 201,973 (32.3 per ent). There were no incidents during he • balloting after a lurbulent liree-monlh campaign. The borers 6E the tiny area between 'ranee and Germany were sealed prevent possible infiltration by gitators. A five-nation neutral ommission supervised the voting. Within minutes after the final elurns were reported early today, 'remier Johannes Hoffmann aii- ibunced he was resigning "out of cspect.for the will of the. people.", te..^ promised immediate parliamentary elections certain to set p a new government pledged to •ork for speedy reunion of the aar with Germany. Hoffmann said he would serve ntil a new parliament is elecled ut pro-German leaders met this lorning and .said they would not ccept him as a caretaker head of overnment. Instead they pro- osed Heinrich Welsch, chairman the executive board of the Saar ailroads. • Hoffmann, 64, has been in power nee 1947. Humiliate French By defeating the Europeaniza- on statute—which had taken five ears to work out in Paris and onn—the Saarlanders inflicted a tier humiliation on the French nd raised a grim question mark •er French-German relations. The Europeanization plan would ave put the Saar's defense and reign relations under a neutral immissioner of the seven-nation estern European Union while aintaining its customs and cur- ncy union with France. The stale was signed by West German lancellor Konrad Adenauer in aris a year ago as Ihe price for rench agreement to West Geran rearmament. . Severe Quake locks Frisco SAN FRANCISCO OH—San Fransco and the East Bay .area eked last,night with the second maging earlhquake wilhin sev- vveeks. It lasted about two mines. . , Windows shattered, telephone es went dead, statues fell from ches in a chapel, dishes fell from elves and overhead lights ayed dizzily. At Oakland, an apartment house e started soon after the quake d burned to dcalh an 85-year- 1 woman, Ora Bell. Tom Dolan, battalion fire chief, estimated mage at 525,000 and said (he e was "definitely caused by a s explosion." )eath Toll Rises o Eight In Wake tf Plane's Plunge SOUTH'HOLLYWOOD, 'Calif, tfl Two more deaths have brought eight the total-killed by the ash of millionaire- sportsman cl Thome's plane into an apart- nt house last Monday night. Miss Anna Presincano, 41, Lynd- rst, N. J., and Mrs. I.aura Marca. 38,,succumbed yesterday to rns. . • ' 'hey'were'sisters' of Mike Pres- i, 31, who Is still in critical con- Ion as Is Mrs. Marchica's daiigh- Patricia, 9. , : 'airlcia and Preston arc Ihe y survivors of a family group eight who wcro celebrating the illsm » few hours'enrlii'.r •'"'• ck-nld Shnrvll Preston. 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