Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 25, 1955 · Page 1
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ITwWtithtr tub, frost likely tonight. Low' 28-34. ••fair; warmer • tomorv , ro'w.v . •'' Utah, 75; low, 34; noon, 52. ".• •I-. River—2.94 feet. Relative humidity—49 per cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXVI.-rNO. 294- CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1955 taitrratfonat Ntw« Stnltt 20 Paft, 6 CENTS Eden Spurns Red Spy Probe Move Eisenhower Will Confer WithM'Kay Endorses Program To Stabilize Jobs In Industrial Areas BULLETIN! DENVER (/It-President Eisenhower took his first "walk- Ing steps" today since he suffered • heart attack a month The President waikcd several times between his bed . and a nearby -easy chair as ..p.-ii-t of flic program of convalescence outlined over the weekend by his doctors. " DENVER WV-President Eiscn hower, set to confer with Secre tary of the Interior McKay today has approved a program he hopes will reduce spotty unemploymen in industrial communities chroni cally plagued by the problem. The convalescing President gave his blessing to the program yes terday even as he received a rosy report that the over-all nationa economy is in - "excellent" shape And on the international front he got a cheering prediction from Am bassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr that the United Nations Genera Assembly may lake some "rea action" on the Eisenhower plan for exchange of military blueprints with Russia—and for reciproca aerial inspection. Lodge is chiei Uniled States delegate to the U.N The 7 a.m. MST bulletin from the Presidenl's physicians report: ed: - tlai Good Nlght'i Sleep "The President had a good nigh! sleep of nearly eight hours. He awoke feeling refreshed and cheerful. "His condition continues to progress satisfactorily without complications." For ; the first time since he was hospitalized with a heart, attack Sept. 24, the President held two business- conferences with important administration officials - the same day—one with Lodge, the other with Dr. Arthur F. Burns, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and Dr. Gabriel Haugc, the chief executive's personal adviser on economic problems. After the meeting on economic affairs, Burns told a news conference that Eisenhower had asked "what some of us might be doing about the farm problem." Burns said they assured the President the problem is gelling much sludy. Gets Ike's "Go-ahead" He also reported lhal they got Eisenhower's go-ahead on a program for attacking what Burns called "chronic" spotty unemployment in some industrial commu- . nilies. . 1. Creating in one of Ihe existing departments, probably either commerce or labor, a new agency to coordinate federal activities designed lo reduce chronic joblessness—in, for example. New England ' lexlile areas and • Pennsylvania and West Virginia coal regions. 2. Provision of technical assistance by Ihe new agency to .distressed communities. 3. Making loans in such commu nities, with the federal, state and local governments sharing the burden. AFL-CIO Slated To Give Support In 1956 Contest NEW YORK tB-The'AFL and CIO, due to merge in December, will in all probability enter the political scene by endorsing a presidential candidate next year. This was indicated yesterday by George Meany, president of the AFL. He is slated to -head the combined organization when the AFL and CIO join forces. Meany emphasized to newsmen he considered it would be perfectly appropriate for the merged group to place its original weight behind the candidate it considers superior. . . . First Photo Of Ike lit Hospital For the first time since his heart attack on September 24, President Eisenhower faces news cameras on the sun deck of Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver today. He is-wearing a pair.of red pajamas presented to him on his birthday by While House press corps. (AP Photofox) EEoff mail-Hits House Inquiry )n Jet Planes .Navy Ad in its Gninble In Buying Engines, Power Not Adequate WASHINGTON «l - Rep.-.Clare ;., Hoffman JR-Mich). said'da> ouse' investigators have cngagec unneeded "Monday morning uarlerbacking" by their inquiry 1(0 an ill-fated Navy jet plane rogram. Hoffman criticized (lie investiga- on by a Democratic-controlled ouse Government Operations sub- ommittee after the Navy yester- acknowledged it "gambled"— nd suffered a multimillion-dollar ss—in the building of McDonnell 3H Demon carrier lighter planes. The subcommittee, headed by cp. Holifield (D-Calif), today ailed for testimony from officials the McDonnell Aircraft Corp., t. Louis, Mo., builder of the F3H rframe, and the Westinghouse Icctnc Corp. The Navy bought '4 Westinghouse jet engines but icn found they weren't powerful nough for the F31!.- Adm. James S. Russell, chief of ic Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics, aid the Navy "made an honest istake"- in the F3H program arted under Korean War prcs- ures. Russell told the subcommittee esterday the Navy has - since ken steps to forecast perform- nce of new aircraft more accu- tely, but added that ."in this ay of rapid technological pro- ress we must venture into the nknown" and there still could be jlures in the future. Hoffman, a subcommittee mem er, .told -a newsman the Navy lew it was taking a chance on e early model FSH'and lost. .He aid the Navy has now-.corrected s F3H program. - orincr Truman Partner ics Of Heart Ailment KANSAS CITY «V-Eddie Jacobin, 64, onetime business partner Harry-S. Truman and a close icnd of the. former president, died day in an ambulance en - route a, hospital. Death was attributed to a Iment. ; Press Aide Shuns Statement On Ike's Plans In Campaign . DENVER MV-Is President Eisenhower aware of the "pdlitical commotion" generated by his illness? The White House declines to say. Do his aides "want to convey the tics, impression" .the President is .totally, unaware : -of that commotion . when quite possibly he knows 'all j r , about It? - .; ^ James C, Hagcrty, White House news press secretary, says on that one: '•1 am not conveying any impression, but 1 am not going to answer yoiir question."! . v The big question, of course, la whether Elsenhower might seek « second term despite his- Sept, 24 hurt uttick, The general Impres- sion all along here has been that ho won't—but it's nothing more than an impression bolstered by Ihe knowledge that a heart seizure sometimes'limits a man's aclivi- particularly a man with the burdens of the presidency. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge chief U. S. delegate to.the United Nations, was asked at a conference yesterday after his meeting with the President; ."How do you feel no(v about President Elsenhower for a second term? "• ., '. ' . . I don't think this is the time-to lalk nbniit Hint," Lodge replied, 'and T«m an Blscnhowcr mnn all the time." ' Fair And Mild Weekend Sccii BALTIMORE U1 — Five - da forecast: Mostly sunny and coo today. Fair and warmer Wednes day afternoon and Thursday. Scat tered showers and colder Friday Fair and cold Saturday and fair and milder Sunday. Temperatures will average about 60 and. early morning lows range from 33 in Western j Maryland, to about 47 .in eastern, sections!--! 1 -; •'•••-''/ ?'•'. Oil, Gas Well Fire Menaces Town In-Texas HAWKINS, Tex. UV-A burning oil and gas well shooting • flames 200 feet high menaced the heart of this east Texas town : today. Residents prayed that' no oil would erupt... The torch was fed by natural gas and could burn indefinitely without causing much damage to the town of around 2,000 persons. But if oil should appear and pressure of the gas drop, burning oil could spread along the ground and destroy everything in,its path. If the pressure remained high, oil would, be blown inlo the -air and turned there. The well is only two blocks from the business district and is dangerously near homes. Hawkins is in the midst of the luge East Texas oil field, and as a cafe owner, E. T. Petty, said, 'There's'a well on every lot." "The"well blew out with a deafen- ng'roar.early yesterday afternoon. I caught fire about 5 p.m., proba- )ly from a spark from stones striking . together as they were ilown from the hole under the tremendous pressure of the gas. Drive Started To Cheek Sale Of 'Goof Balls' Truck Drivers Use Stimulant Drugs To Keep From Sleeping ., WASHI^GTO^. Ifl : '_—^..-govern ihent drive to break -iip ihe'illega sale of stimulant drugs to true] drivers was disclosed today when 42 arrest warrants were issued in half a dozen states. The campaign was announced jointly by Ally. Gen. Brownell and Secretary of Welfare Folsom. They said the prosecutions were being started after , a year-long undercover investigation. In thai operation Food and Drug Administration inspectors posed as truck drivers 'and 'raveled interstate routes in vehicles disguised as commercial motor carriers to .rack down the places where the drugs were being dispensed. The stimulants involved tnown as amphetamines, and arc jsually referred to among truck drivers as "bennies," "goof balls" or "co-pilots." Tiie drivers who use the drugs employ them .to stay awake on long drives. The Justice Department said arrests were in progress in Virginia, ^o'rth and South Carolina,'Georgia, Illinois and Indiana. Price Of Hogs Hits New Low CHICAGO WI^-.Hog prices dropped around 50;cen(s to a new low ;ince-1942 in. early trading at the Union '^Stock Yards today. .. Top .price paid early was $13.65. 't' was the' lowest lop. . quotation since December, 1942. Most early sales were in a $13.25 to $13.50 •ange. ' -'•••Hog-arrivals 1 totaled 20,000 head, he largest since Jan. 3. It was the argest Tuesday's receipts since heart DOC. 3, 1954. In addition, there vere 2,000 head held over from yesterday's market. " Veteran Groups Will Seek Bonus' BALTIMORE W — Seven veterans organizations have banded ogether into Ihe United Maryland Veterans Council to fight for bonus for Maryland war veterans. A meeting is set for Dec. 2 to discuss various bonus proposals. Expected to be considered are proposals to raise bonus funds through boost in the Maryland excise, ncomc or race-track taxes. Singer Freed Of Charge Sraught By Show Girl 'HOLLYWOOD - (INS) —Singer Johnny Johnston has been cleared of charges brought by a Washing- on, D. C., showgirl that he fathered her •10-month-old daughter. Superior Court Judge Clarence B. Runkle yesterday found that Big Three Proposals Approved By NATO • •' JL ; - JL • ' . . ' •/ Dulles Makes Lengthy Talk On West Plan British And French Ministers Join Him In Explaining Memo By JOSEPH E. DY.N'A.V PARIS-tPi' — Foreign ministers the Atlantic Alliance today gav their general agreement to th tVestern Big Three's proposals'fo easing world tensions. The ministers from other mem her nations of the North Atlanti Treaty Organization heard engthy statement from U. S. Sec retary of State John Foster Dulles iritish Foreign Secretary Harol Macmillan and French Foreig Minister Anloine Pinay explainin he joint memorandum which th Vest will present to the Sovie Union Thursday in Geneva. At the end of a three-hour scs ion, a NATO official said, "(her was general agreement on th asic proposals." Explains Key Section Dulles spoke almost an hour on he first and key section of thi memorandum covering Western jroposals for Germany's reunifica ion and a general European se urity pact. Macmillan spoke briefly on dis irmament proposals and pointec iut that this problem is being landled by a U. N. subcommittee le said the tasj; at Geneva woub c niore to improve the al iiosphere lo help Ihe actual wor, n the U.N. body. Pinay presented the Big Three': iews on improvement of East S r est relations,, mentioning trade ourism and information. He sail lat progress in this field depend: mostly on a development of thi Geneva spirit"' and"particularly n the progress Ihe Big Fou light make on the key agenda :em — German reunification. The new Greek foreign minister pyros Tcholokis, made a state lent on behalf of his gonernmen aying it wished to reaffirm it. tlachment to the Atlantic Alii nee. This was the only reference n the session to the recent Greek urkish tension which at one poin ad caused Athens to withdraw a Ireek contingent from a scheduled IATO military maneuver. Officials said the current situa on in the Middle East, particular the threat of conflict between srael and the Arab Slates in the ake of Czechoslovakian sales o rms to Egypt, has not yet been iscussed. Joint Position Outlined Dulles, Macmillan and Pinay cached "complete agreement" ist night on the memorandum wilh hich Ihey will confronl Molotov t the post-summit meeting open- g Thursday in Geneva. This was leir joint position on the items sted for discussion: 1. German reunification: Real se- urity in Europe is impossible un- ess the German people are per- litted to come together under a ngle government of their own mice which can negotiate and gn-a peace treaty for all Gerany. Hence, Germany must be Continued on Page 2, Col. 4) reneh Prison Guards Strike PARIS W>—France's 7.000 prison uards went on strike for higher ages today despite government requisilion" .orders. The orders, issued ""last night ider a wartime law still in force, ouloj force .the 'guards to work 'face penalties. The strike consisted of tightly eking the doors of France's 120 isons and to admitting nobody either in or out. The guards are asking for a 5,000-franc — $14.25 — monlhly not proved her paternity charges. .he showgirl, Bette Bowers, had bonus which would raise Ihcir salary to 35,000 francs —$100. Orson Returns With New Wife Orson Welles joins his bride of eight months at^the rail of liner today on arrival in New York. They are expecting a child in January and wanted baby to be born in United States. Welles" says he plans to do TV work and tour in a Shakespearean drama. (AP Pholofox) GOP Attack OnLabor May Help Democrats WASHINGTON UT—Sen. McNamara (D-Micli) said today he hopes Republicans adopt a strategy-of open attack on labor union leaders jecause he believes Democrats. would benefit greatly in 1956. v McNamara, -who keeps-lip his membership.inHhe'-:AFL Pipe Fit ers Union, said he doubts that top Republicans will follow the lead ol Sen. Goldwater of Arizona, chair Bomb Threat Sent To Judge [n Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH m— A telephoned ombing threat kept detectives 01 n all-night vigil at the home of i ittsburgh judge who yesterday is ued an injunction restrainin mass picketing at two struck Pitts urgh plants of the iWestinghouse lectric Corp. The threat was.made about a. our after Judge Henry X. O'Brien sued the injunction against the 10 International Union of Elec- •ical Workers. The caller told the police switch oard the judge's- home would be ombed. before midnight. Earlier IB judge's housekeeper was arned by telephone to "tell him he judge) we will get him if he gns Ihe order." Some 44,000 CIO-IUE members ruck eight days ago, idling 30 of B Westin'ghouse plants across the ation in a dispute over wages, ngth of contract and company me studies. Vuslria Observes Freedom Day' VIENNA, Austria HI —Church ells tolled and flags flew in ustria - today as the country mally became free from foreign ccnpation for the first time in 17 ears. Speeches marked the formal id of the 90-day period for the thdrawal of all occupation oops under the Austrian indepen- dice treaty. The last U. S. soldiers, two of- cers and three enlisted men un- :r Maj. Gen. William H. Nutter, ft Austria Oct. 23. rain Trading Active CHICAGO tn — Grains advanced moderately active- dealings at e opening on the Board of Trade day. Freed Felon Convicted Of Murder * .* District Attorney Denies. Defense Claim Of Frame-up man of the Republican Senatoria Campaign Committee, in assailing union leaders. "I hope the Republicans do it,' McNamara said in an interview "We Democrats will benefit ; gieat deal if Ihey do. But-IV afraid responsible Republican lead ers are more likely to follow the lead of Gov. Goodwin J. Knighl of California. The labor vole isn't in the pocket of the Democrats and the Republicans make a strong bid for labor support we'll have our work cut out for us keeping labor on the Democratic side in next year's elections." Knight said in a recent New York speech that unless the Republicans next year can rally the abor and independent vote at- .racted by President Eisenhower h 1952, they could lose the White ^ouse "for the next generation.' Goldwater has made it clear he wants the GOP lo appeal to individual voters in labor's ranks But he said in a report being cir ciliated among Republicans lhal union leaders are organizing -a 'conspiracy of national propor- :ions" in an effort to influence Ihe 1955 election resulls.- AFL President George Meany, slated to head the combined AFL- I!fO in the forthcoming merger of .he Iwo giant, unions, told newsmen in New York: "Sen. Goldwater is talking .hrough his hat. He is either talk- ng to hear-himself talk or is com- jleleiy misinformed." Paure Seeks Vole hi Assembly Act PARIS tfi—Premier Edgar Faure ntroduced a bill in the French ! ational Assembly today calling or December elections. The troubled situation in North Africa, the need for relaxation of nternationaj tensions and moves oward unifying Europe were listed as the principal points on which urgent decisions are needed but vhich cannot be taken by the jresent Assembly. 'Third Man' In Diplomat Case Named Former Secretary At Embassy Tagged By Labor Member LONDON un— A Labor member of Parliament today accused a former member of the British embassy siaff in Washington of tip- ing off spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean that they were under investigation. Lt. Col. Marcus Lipton named Harold Philby. former first secretary of the embassy in Washington, as being the "third man" in the case. Burgess and Maclean, high ranking British Foreign Office officials, disappeared in May, 1951 and are presumed behind the Iron Curtain. A recent government white paper accused them of spying for the Kremlin for many years. Eden Refuses Demand Shortly after Parliament reconvened from its two-month summer recess, Lipton tangled with Prime Minister Eden on the Red spy case. Eden 'rejected a demand by the Laborite for the appointment -of a special parliamentary committee lo investigate the case. The Prime Minister added: • . "The government—th°nnplvf* :ake the view that it is desirable :o have a debate on this subject, in which I personally, • as Prime Minister, shall be glad to {.take- part." ' Burgess and Maclean disap- jeared while'Herbert Morrison was 'oreign secretary in the old Labor ' jovernment. The case extended hrough Eden's tenure as foreign secretary under former Prime Minister Churchill and also runs nto the tenure of Harold Macmil- • an. the present foreign secretary. The white paper had hinted vaguely at a third man in the case. After Eden had spoken Lipon carried out a threat he had made a few days ago to name the lerson he said warned Burgess ' ind Maclean. The Laborite startled the House >y addressing this remark to Eden: "Have you made up your mind o cover up at all costs the dubious bird man activities of Mr. Harold Philby who was first secretary of he Washington embassy a little ivhile ago? "Are you determined to stifle all discussion of the very grave matters you have evaded in the vretched white paper which was an insult to the intelligence of the :ountry?" Faces His Greatest Test As the House of Commons re- urned from a recess that began Sept. 29, Eden faced his greatest esting time since he succeeded Vinston Churchill last April as the of the Conservative gov- rnment'. Interest centered on Eden's re- ilies in two areas of inquiry: 1. What action, if any, does the ;overnmenl have in mind to' dispel lie mystery of Princess Margaret's omance with Peter Townsend? 2. The case of Guy Burgess and Jonald Maclean, the turncoat Brit- 'Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) 'ondolence Gift After Fire Irks Japanese Woman NIIGATA CITY, Japan W — A ousewife complained today about ondolence gifts presented her fam- y after a fire had destroyed much f this city early this month. Condolence gifts are a Japanese ocial fixture for those who suffer n'sfortune. "But why do they always bring sake (rice wine)," the ousewife wrote in a letter to the ewspaper Niigata Nippo. She said the family had received early 20 large bottles of sake. 'At such a time," she wrote, one hopes that the men . . . will ork cleaning up debris and help- ng other fire victims. But all they o is sit together, drink sake, talk mch, get drunk, and end up snpr- ig loudly. •. ' "His very discouraging lo a poor ousewife." , : Stevenson Lauds UN Vitality And Work To Preserve Peace NEW. YORK l/n-Paul A. Pfeffcr - once freed from prison after on^ a ^Quccn^bcac^ last'Aprllj. another -man confessed the murder- of a sailor — has been con- 'ictcd of second-degree murder ally. Defense .counsel called no a street or th« buldgconing of a Negro landyman In t drunken rage. Pfcffer, 23, faces a maximum of set. for. Dec, 9 hi Queens County Court, - j • • An nil-mule jury found 1 l<lm 'gull- Mellon Byrd, 60, in Bryd's shack Pfeffor which told of following Meyers, 45, of Queens. Police said Pfeffer was tried on a first- degree murder charge, and the after Byrd made a slighting re prosecution .sought the death pen- witnesses. Thomas R. Colter, one lawyers, told the jury In summa- 20 years to literal his sentencing po ni. c " against Pfcffer. Asst. Dist. this. The prosecution presented all tiny last night of the. murder of signed confession purportedly by Byrd lo his shack and buldgeoning t], a t when they arrested Pfcffer in him fatally ur a drunken fury lnc Mcycrs casc nic - y found in < nis mark as the two men passed on " Peffer faces trial In another to Ihe murder charge. of • three court-appointed defense slaying and in an assault case. He is charged with manslaughter lion that there was a "frnmeup by In the death of sailor Edwaid A. Bales, 20, who was buldgcoricd In of 20 years to life. Ally. .lames P. McGrattan denied his cnr near a Queens beach, thai trlnl Is scheduled for -'Oil, W. apartment a wallet and bloody shirt belonging to Byrd. This led Proffer was convicted of second- and started to serve a sentence Then last year .Tohn Francis Roche confessed five murders, in- Ptcffcr also faces trlnl Nov. 18 eluding thai'of Bnllos. Pfeffer was on « charge of assaulting Harry released from prison Aug. 5, 1054, CHICAGO Wl-The U. N. during ila first 10 years has shown "vital- ily and survival power," says Adlai Slevenson. Slevcnson, 1952 Democratic presidential nominee and onetime.U.N. delegate, prcdlcled hislory will say of the first 10 years of the U.N. 'that mankind has stood closer lo the brink of annihilation — and degree murder in the Bates case also moved farther In the direction of peace — than In any decade and In civilization's history." '• "• "Scores-of nations and myriads of m6n have'learned In these 10 years the methods of cooperation," the former Jlllnolt governor told, some 500 persons at a U. N. awards luncheon yesterday. "•' 'There ure more important things than just winning votes and small victories in the councils of the U.N." Slevcnson said ,.. "Our ultimate goal is not to win anything, for ourselves — except a share in world peace. • . . . "Our role Is, in all humility, to find in common with others Ihe that mutual understanding confidence which • must precede peace." ' "'':, He said that although "the .dan-, ger of major conflict has declined, Ihe 1 dlfflculty"T>ni61dlng"our .tide logelhsr has Increased."

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