Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 31, 1955 · Page 1
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Th«W«athtr C!eiir, cod! tonight; ; Frost likely. Low 25-30. .Cloudy, toarm- . - er tomorrow. . High, 61;. low, 28; noon,-.43. .. River, 2.93 feet. Relative.hv,- :'. midity, 77 per cent.. • • .'.. ., VOL. LXXXVI.—NO. 300 s«r/«-*' CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1955 International News Stnlet 14 Page* 6 CENTS ll Urge Reds Lift Barriers Death Probe To Continue, D. A. Asserts Ex-Model Nolifies Pol ice Of iTrugedy At Oyster Bay Honie Kills Millionaire Mute OYSTER BAY; N..Y V Ham .Woodward .Jr., • millionaire sportsman and: socialite, was shot dead yesterday by his beautiful blonde • .wife. Between.' hysterical sobs shii told police she. had mistaken, him-for a prowler, The : dealh was: marked down as "accidental pending further, investigation" by: Nassau County Disk Ally. Frank Gulotta," The p r o m i n e n I Woodwards, married 12 .years and -the parents of two. children, had returned home from a parly in honor of the Duchess '.'of Windsor, .about two hours before" the •shooting.•-.-. '• Wife Race Enthusljisl Woodward, 35, was the,owner of the: racehorse. Nashua.: His- wife, Ann, 32, ah ex-mpdch-shared his enthusiasm for . racing and was seen :With him by millions' who watched on television* the $100,000 match race in which Nashua beat Swaps, winner' of the Kentucky Derby, in Chicago last.: Aug. 31. Woodward inherited Nashua and the famous Belair stables at Bowie, Md., near Washington, D. C.. from his banker father, who died in 1953. The couple also shared an interest in big game hunting. On an expedition to India several years ago. Mrs. Woodward bagged several trophies, proving herself to be a crack shot. It was a 12-gauge, double-bar- relled shotgun .rthat , felled •; Woodward just inside the domrwa'y of his bedroom' about 3 a.m. "'' • Police arrived "»t~ the low, ra'm Wing 15-roonVhome on thc,60-acre Woodward estate soon after the shooting. Mrs. Woodward, crying incoherently into the telephone, had asked Ihe operator to get help a white Russian who became a naturalized American in 1937, and icr 15-year-old daughter, Irene. Miss Mills walked over the bor- al about the same time lhat a watchman, who heard the shots, also notified police. The sobbing, hysterical wife, was der from Red China, and the others found on the floor holding the lifeless, unclothed body of her hus- or Hanyang from Tientsin band in her arms. Police questioned her ttruggled to control her .'weeping! Doctors finally gave her sedatives and forbade further questions. From her fragmentary answers charges of espionage Proulx said [he sp'ying .consisted of "little facts one-happened to learn from peasants — like the Red army had and from questioning of plhers, po- passed 25 miles from your place- lice put together this story: At the party for the Duchess of Windsor, given by Mrs. George F. Baker of nearby Locust Valley, both the Woodwards had talked about a prowler being in the neighborhood. They believed he had already made two attempts on their home. Wife Drank Nothing The party guests agree that Woodward had very little to drink and his wife, nothing. Returning home at 1 'a.m., they Inspected the house, (ound all secure and went to bed in their separate rooms. In case the burglar should come (Continued on Page 2, Col. I) Stevenson Mum On Bid To Enter Minnesota Race DULUTH, Minn. Wi — Adlai •Stevenson 'has said neither'yes nor no' to urgings by the Min ncsota Democratic - Farmer - Labor parly that he seek a second presidential nomination. Stevenson, the Democratic par- equally mum about'entering Minnesota's March 20th presidential primary. The 0FL State Central Committee tendered the dual, request'to him yesterday in passing a resolution unanimously by voice vote. Blonde 32-year-old Ann Woodward, a former model, killed her husband, William Woodward, Jr., millionaire sportsman and socialite, at their. Oyster Bay, M. .Y., home. She said she had mistaken him for a prowler." "V.. ' "• • , . , (AP Phbtolox) Four Americans Held By China Reds Freed scholar; Com- 1 HOJiG, KONG-Wi—Four Americans..-iricludrag a Fulbrighl sc who said 'she had made a "fuli*com*qssibi!" ofva'cts- against the' munist government, came back from,Red China today.. : - '-They wefe Miss Harriet Mills''.of .New York, who confessed to '.'acts Inimical to the government of China." the Rev. Armand Proulx, 59-year-old Jesuit priest of Lowell. Mass., Mrs. Nadeshda Romanoff, arrived later on the British freight- Looking brown and fit after 42 as she months .in a Red Chinese prison on Missing Boy's Body Found In North Dakota POWERS LAKE, N. D. Wl-The body of a 4-year-old .farm boy, missing more than a year, was found yesterday in a slough where Benson's Cabinet colleagues want- an estimated 3,000 men once linked arms to comb the area shoulder- very little things." He said. he was told of these charges by a Peoples court last week when he was sentenced to four years imprisonment and immediately released and 'deported. He -was put on the ship the next day. Found in 10 inches of water*was LaVe/ne Engel, the object of a sustained search: since he wandered off his parents' farm .Oct. 17, 1954. Some 50 men participated in yesterday's hunt. Sheriff Martin S. Ryan said the slough where young Enget was During the past three months found was one "combed many of his imprisonment, he said, he was a patient in a hospital suffering from dyspepsia. He said he was comparatively times by searchers walking shoulder-to-shoulder" last year. He said it was "inconceivable" lhat the aody was not found in the mam- well treated though the Reds took oth search undertaken by an cs- [rom him his rosary and prayer- Dook the day he was arrested. timated 3,000 mean. Shortly afler the youngster's dis- He said he did not know where appearance, 30 airplanes, an Air been visiting with Mrs. Eisenhower he would go now. He was born of French-Canadian parents and relatives in the United States. Miss Mills. 35-year-old daughler (Continued oh Page 2,' Col. 3) Sports Director At Colgate Dies HAMILTON, N. Y. Ill-William A. Reid, athletic director of Colgate University for 19. years and former president of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, died ty's 1952 presidential nominee, was ol a heart attack al his home last night. He was 63.. Reid had been ill recently with a spinal ailment ..but he had re : covered enough lo assume most of his'duties again. He attended the .Colgate-Army football game' at West : Point Saturday. Signs Seen Fateful Decision Made By Princess, Townseiid UCKFIELD,' England lifi'— Signs Clarence House, residence of both were' accumulating- today that the Queen Mother and Margaret, P ri n c c s s Margaret and Peter the. captain probably is as'deep Toymsend, secluded by Ihe fireside In their-confidence-as anyone out- in a Sussex country mansion, have side the royal family.' He stayed come to a fateful decision on their romance. Capt. Oliver Dawnay; secretary 40-year-old"Townscnd,•. a divorced to. Queen Mother i Elizabeth, ar-commoner, had been in seclusion rived on the scene, giving rise to at the homo of Lord and Lady Ru- speculation the Couple, may be pre paring a public statement. would be forthcoming'now or later, but If one were under consider- j. the/mansion for'an hour. •The 25-ycar-pld Margaret and the There was no confirmation from Princess did not go to church Sun- any source that such a statement day. fihc is a devout communicant atlon It was possible Capt.'Dawnay Canterbury, has repeatedly warned would be called In to help draft It, against the remarriage ot divorced At a veteran ot the household at persons, Force helicopter, dogs -and great numbers of. National Guardsmen and volunteers undertook a careful but fruitless search. The search as never called off by authorities. Cause of. the boy's death was not known, Ryan said, but the possibility of foul play "has not been ruled out." The body was taken to.Minol for examination by a pathologist. Three Killed, Girl Hurt When Helicopter Crashes CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex.' (INS) — Three men were killed and a four-year : old girl suffered, burns when a hcliocopter crashed in the back yard of a Corpus Christ! home. . . • The deacl, all occupants of the heliocoptcr, were Charles Mauley, 34, the pilot; William James Moore, 43, and William Kenyon, 37, • Eisenhower Due To See PostalHead Siiiiinierfieid Visit To Denver Hospital Held Noh-Polilical DENVER W—President''Eisen- hower still is keeping mum aboul his 1956 plans but he is back in the political scrap with yet another ' week or so to .go before leaving the hospital. ' His activity in that rough and tumble field'" is.. far ' from full fledged, even from.the standpoint of the rather reserved role he played in it prior to'his Sept. 24 heart attack. But the President's 100 per ccnl supporl of cmbatlled Secrelary of Agriculture Benson gave the Democrats notice over the weekend they can look for Eisenhower to defend administration policies during next year's campaign—whether he seeks reelection or not. Was His Campaign Manager Today he confers at Fitzsimons Army Hospital with another Cabinet officer, Postmaster. General Summerfield, who was Eisenhower's campaign manager in 1952 and chairman of the Republican National Committee. The White House said it would be nonpolitical—that it would deal with postal legislation to be submitted to Congress in January. . At another conference in the President's room Saturday, the President and Benson discussed politically. hot farm problems 30 minutes.. They talked mainly about declining- farm-prices and how to lack them, up, and then agreed on a program ".'aimed at 1 achieving lhat objective. Afterward Eisenhower issued a statement rejecting arguments—of- feved . by many Democrats and some Republicans—for return to high, rigid farm price supports, now.replaced by the administration system of flexible supports. The White House called that an all-out Eisenhower endorsement of Benson .and said the President his secretary of agriculture. There were reports last week—denied by the While House — that some of ed to get rid of him. ' Tackled First Big Problem The Eisenhower-Benson conference was the first time the President had tackled a major domestic problem during his convalescence, and he seemed to : Ihrive on it. The doctors reported yesterday morning that the President awoke "refreshed and cheerful" as usual. And a bit later he made more encouraging progress toward recovery. He took the longest unassisted walk of his hospital slay—30 lo 40 : eel from the hospilal corridor, where he had gone in a wheel chair, back lo his room. He had :n her room, across the hall from BlastWrecks Big Refinery WARREN, Pa. Ml - Fire-slarl- ed by an explosion and fed by oil —swept a $500,000 path of destruction through the Seneca division of the United Refining Co. yesterday. The explosion — a blast that rocked the neighborhood'and shattered windows—occurred in eilher a chilling tank or the pump house. The cause has not been determined. No one was hurt. Black smoke and orange flames leaped into the air .nearly 214 hours. Vice President Harry Logan Jr. made the damage estimate. American Scholar Walks To Freedom Miss Harriet Mills. Fuibright scholar from New York, one of four Americans freed by 'Chinese Reds, crosses border lo Hong Kong today, escorted by British official. She said the Communists "had a perfect yght to arrest me." (AP Phoiofax .via mdio from Geneva today) Storm Brings Flood Threat In East Areas Six Deaths Listed, ; . Wind And Rain' Hit Northeast Sectors By The Associated Press A strong wind and rain storm hit the Northeastern States-yesterday. For a time there was fear of floods, but lalcsl reports today indicated this danger had subsided. The heavy downpour, particularly in parts of New Jersey, New never even has thoughl of ousting York and Connecticut, raised flood fears in an area made jittery by Iwo flood disasters earlie.- this sea- on. . Connecticut! hardest hit by pre vious floods, was put on a preliminary flood alert last night. However, early today slate police reporled "nothing much materialized" and there seemed to be little danger. The Weather Bureau forecast improved weather today, with partly cloudy skies and scattered show- rs. Two deaths by drowning' were Dlamed on the -storm and four other persons died in traffic accidents during the downpour yesterday. ' In New - York State more than four inches of rain fell in some parts of Ihe Calskill Mountains rom late Saturday through yesterday. A Short, violent storm with winds up to lOO.m.p.h. lore.through Nedrow, a Syracuse, .N.Y., suburb, breaking windows and ripping airplanes from their moorings at an airfield. Chambers Again Suffers Attack WESTMINISTER, Md. W-Whit- lakcr Chambers, former Communist courier, suffered a "severe heart attack" 10 days ago and is confined to bed, his wife said today. iThe 54-year-old Chambers, chief witness against Alger Hiss, has been ailing-since Ihe fall of'1952, when he-was.slicken'by a heart attack. He was confined to a Bal- Dullcs Invited To Red Dinner GENEVA Hi' — Soviet Foreign Minister Mololov invited Secretary of State Dulles-and top. members of the U.S. delegation lo dirie with tiim toqight atjiis .villa. The Americans accepted. ' "' ; ' The meeting will afford them an opportunity for informal discussion of the progress of the Big Four conference and the Middle East situation. Sleuths Study Match Clue In Triple Killing CHICAGO—(INS)—A. matchbook cover, found near the spot where the slrangled and nude bodies of three Chicago boys were dumped, was studied by crime laboratory technicians today as the latest possible clue in the triple slayings. The matchbook cover bore the names of three bowling alleys- two, of which were visited by the boys -Oct. 16. a few hours before hey were killed. The victims of the horror murders—Robert Peterson, 13, John the sale of arms to Egypt by Communist Czechoslovakia. (The New York Times said Israel has been told by a Soviet sat- illite government that in the event of war Egypt would not honor her obligation to readmit Britain to the Suez Canal base. (The dispatch said the satellite diplomats asserted that unless Israel refrained from choosing sides Schuessler, 13, and his brother ^ ^ diplomatic conflict arising p res ident Tito at his Adriati Anton, 11—were found Oct. 18 in Robinson's Woods on the northwest outskirts of Chicago. Pact Prevents Transit Tieup PITTSBURGH lfl-"A new con- trad" proposal three hours .before last midnight's strike deadline averted temporarily a strike by 2,280 AFL Bus and Trolley operators of Ihe Pittsburgh Railways Co... Union officials agreed to. postpone the walkout at least -18 hours so the .union members might vote on the proposal. ' i Details of Ihe proposal were not made public. A spokesman for the union declared the : offer will not be recommended for acceptance, Grains Mostly Lower CHICAGO HV^Grains were mostly .a. little'lower in" quiet dealings timore hbspital.sevcral months that at-the opening on the Board'of Trade loday.. Exiled Sultan Of Morocco Returns '* '*'.*'.* ":"' * * *' * ;" .*'.'*.'.* •* '.-'.'*'. * .*•.-'-•*.. • Ruler Ousted By, French Seen Regaining Throne Soon NICE, France Wi-Formcr Sultan Sid'i Mohammed BcivYoussef, who bles. stream of French and Arab nota- ha$..become- a symbol of. flaming nationalism, ,for,. : Moroccans, re-i His aging uncle, Mohammed Ben Motilay Arafa, who succcded him as Sultan in August, 1953, already turned-to, France from exile in had renounced his rights to the Madagascar;^ today--amid strong throne and'a bandwagon move- pert Neville since Friday night. ..„ . . For the first months the signs he shortly will .be :rclurned nicnt appeared to his throne. ' The 41-year-old.Moslem deposed former ruler, of: the Church of'England, whose two years ago by the French ar- spiritual head, the archbishop of rived on a four-cnglhcd plane with pcared In diplomatic retreat from his 'two wives, seven' concubines, Ben Yousscf's overthrow Two died down. Leader after leader fol- years ago .was largely engineered low"^ El ^Glabui's example, with Ihe.backing of Thami, El Glaoui, powerful Berber chieftain Moroccan cilics ''• The French government llsclt ap- two sons, four daughters and 23 It exiled the sovereign for his Na- servants and was greeted by » tlonalist sympathhs. who disapproved.^''.the "extreme and made'two''attempts en his life. Nationalists In'lhc cities who were In full swing in getting increasing synipathy from ami rebel activity, the French gov- to bring back the the.'Sultan. '» .:•.'••'. ! '• eminent -of Premier Edgar Faure 'Last week,'.however, the Berber leader 'abruptly reversed himself Nationalists and reached an agree and declared'the Sullnii should be mcnl that Included the dethrone- enthusiastic celebrations ^hrough- Nationalists were, not .'• pleased Faced with increasing terrorism undertook negotiation's with the wracking ride undergrounnd, Its position ot two years ago when restored.''The. : 'declaration set off mcnl ot Ben. Arafa,'.creation'of n Dukes said she <Vantcd lo keep on out Morocco which; have not yol which would. Include Nationalists. Soviet Given Challenge At GenevaTalks Dulles Also Plans To Ask Reds Drop Broadcast Curtain By JOHN HIGHTOWER .GENEVA W-British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmiilan urged the Russians today to drop their barriers against news and radio broadcasts and to grant direct air links with Moscow to stimulate travel. Macmillan asserted the issue oE free passage of ideas between East and West is more important than it sometimes appears. .. He noted there have been "hopeful developments" in the East recently in this respect, but said much more can be done. Sees Barriers Outdated He observed that: 1. The .Russians should "reflect on the fact" that the revolutionary . reasons for the barriers now perhaps are outdated. The West will be unable to present. its viewpoint so long as 'news from Moscow is carefully edited and controlled and our broadcasts jammed." 3. Restrictions on travel, includ- ; ing the "artificial ruble rale," almost bars individual visits to the Soviet 'Union. Macmillan said that later lie would introduce proposals to step up freer movement between East and West through direct air links with Moscow.. Western airlines have been trying for years to get landing rights in the Soviet capital. • Only a Finnish airline has been ranted, this right, and that only recently. The British foreign m i n i s t e r. spearheaded the Western attempt to get some fruitful discussions- under way in the conference which has been bogged down on its principal topic—German reunifica- . tion and European security. Macmillan said his government "most ready to consider any proposal" that would lead to increased (radc and exchange with the.Soviet Union. Dulles Plans Challenge U. S. Secretary of Slate Dulles also is prepared to challenge the would give the Soviets a voice in Middle Eastern affairs. Israel's Premier Moshe Shared from Soviet moves in the Middle Jast, she might find herself friend- ess in the event of war. It said he satellite representatives warned that Israel would be un- vise to protest too much over the sale of arms to Egypt. Molotov.has used some naked maneuvers of power, politics to draw near to the Middle East >rizc of which the Soviets have ong dreamed. Hallowe'en Clown Sought In Attack WASHINGTON, Police searched today for a who, iniform, raped a six-year-old girl, Hallowe'ener and forced her little jirl companion to disrobe. Detective Robert N. Carbral said he .man accosted the children as hey were*on an outing in Hallo- h'cm into the woods. Israel Leader Plans Protest In Arms Sales Sharon Will See. ' Mololov At Geneva To Lodge Complaint GENEVA W — Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov today neared the climax of a campaign by whicli Russian influence has leapfrogged to Egypt — Africa's 'ateway. ' The payoff Molotov is believed to want is a Big Four discussion on the future of tile area with the Arabs and Israelis sitting in. That Soviets to lower some of the Iron Curtain barriers. The foreign ministers agreed to nke up the question of the "Soviet was to see Molotov today to protesl Union's economic grip on Easlern Europe and the jamming of Western radio broadcasts inside Russia at the outset of today's session. Bofh sides were reporled hope- :ul that in this field al least some progress could be made toward reconciling East-West differences. Dulles will fly to Madrid lomor- •ow for talks-with .Spain's Generalissimo Francisco Franco and five days later meet Yugoslav Ireat on the Island of Brioni. . The trip to Spain was seen chiefly as a good will gesture toward (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) Cold Water Used Quickly Can Slop Pain From Burns CHICAGO Hi-Quick use of cold water looks good to reduce pain and danger from bad burns, a team of surgeons reported today. Just cold tap water does ihe Tick—it needn't be ice water. It's best if your burned finger or other area is treated within one minute, wearing a clown costume or green Even if you delay for up lo five minutes, the cold water may be lelpful. The cold water treatment brought immediately, almost com- ilele relief of pain, in four human mm cases, said Drs. Levi E. Rey- ve'en costumes near Glassmanor nolds, C. Reed Brown and Philip \partmcnts lasl night and forced B. Price, of the University of Utah College of Medicine. Woman Driver Gets Preview Of Subway, Doesn't Enjoy It PHILADELPHIA Ifl — The Phit -idelphia Transportation Co.. officially opens sections of its multimillion dollar extensions of the Market St., Subway today but one of a tow rope, notorisl got an inadvertent and her car stalled. The .-subway car slopped in lime, v ; Both the subway car and Miss Duke's vehicle backed out of the' tube—Miss Duke' on,the£rid the' politically -experienced unwanted preview, of Ihe under- Ben Arafa's elevation to the throne ground tunnel last night. While the tubes! -which the company, says cost $30,000,000 to.put.• in operation, will be opencd : offi ice she mistook the hew' tunnel entrance for an automotive tinder- regency nnrt » . new^government going—there ,was n subway car lines Is' expected lo start wlthlnin coming alonc'Vlgbl behind her—but tew months. Miss-Fannie 1 Dukes, 34, lold po- cially loday, caslbound: sections have been put in 'operation already, The new. tubes •.run from >ass aild had a rough and nerve downtown Philadelphia where they join sections of.'the old .under-^. She entered'the tunnel at 40lh ground tubes',.'to vnriouS''p6lnU-'of ; St., and stopped hi 37th SI, Miss surfacing; in West Philadelphia, ? ScrnpjiinK ol the old elevated.

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