Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 1, 1955 · Page 1
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Th* Weathtr fair, milder tonight, "low 37-43. • Cloudy,' warmer, showers likely tomorrow. High, 53; low, 27;. noon, 53. River, 2.53 feet. Relative humidity, 48 per cent. VOL. LXXXVI.—NO. 301 frtu S«rvict— At WirtpAotr CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1955 l»ttrnati«n»l N«wi Struct 22 6 CENTS Father Offers To Help Widow Jesse Clau'de Crowell, father of Mrs. William Woodward, Jr., who shot and killed her multimillionaire husband early Sunday at Long Island home, is shown in modest residence at Gaylord, Mich. He said he would'-not go to see his daughter unless she wanted him. (AP Photofeu) Woodward Wife Sobs As Slaying Described • NEW YORK(/P)—Mrs. Ann Woodward says it was a noise rather than anything she saw that prompted her to fire the shotgun blast that killed her wealthy sportsman husband, William Woodward Jr. Airmen Hunt For Child As Kidnap Seen Propped up in a hospital bed, the attractive blonde widow last night gave authorities details' of events leading' to the shooting of her husband early Sunday. She broke down when she.' came to the • actual shooting, Nassau County Dist. Atty. Frank Gulotta said,, and the questioning was discontinued for the night. ...... .On the day of.the shooting,>police reported, the gobbing anjfchys- tericar^rnan^haavfold JttreHv she fired at : a figure or .shadow:;/; believing it to be- a prowler ancTnot recognizing it as her husband. Inspector Stuyvesant P i n n e 11, chief of Nassau-County detectives, said the new information that the shot was prompted by a noise was the "major discrepancy" between her original account and her later story. However, Pinnell had said earlier her original story was virtually "useless" because of her highly disturbed state at the time. When police arrived at the 15- room Woodward home on a 60-acre Long Island estate, -the sobbing and incoherent Mrs. Woodward was clutching in her arms the unclad and bloody body of. her husband. Investigators said she, was quickly given a sedative and some hours later was wakened by an injection of a stimulant so police could question her. Mrs^ Woodward, a former model and show girl who married her socialite husband 12 years ago, is still listed as 32 years old by investigators. . However school records and relatives in her hometown of Pittsburg, Kans.j 'indicate she is .about 39. ;. Her. millionaire husband was 35. Tall, quiet arid reserved, he was. a: member of one of New York's most blue-blooded families and the! owner of the famed racehorse! Nashua. Teenager Stages Shooting Terror ALEXANDRIA, Ky. W)—A gay crowd of halloween pranksters and onlookers was filled with terror last . ; night : when a ..teenager, perched atop a'70-foot water tower in this small northern Kentucky town,.began raking the streets with a steady rifle fire. The; costumed youngsters and their "elders, who had laughingly watcned their 'pranks, dived for cover, as .the -l&-year-oid hoy. .who police declined'to name, fired ap^ proxlriiately 60 .rounds into 'the streets in a 30-rninute • span. EAST-MEADOW, N. Y. Ifl-Five- hundred airmen. from Mitchel Air E.orc&.BaseVtoday joined a jnass search' for the missing son of b~" r of "their: buddies. They began a house-by-house, ditch - by - ditch combing of this suburban New York . community after an all-night search failed to locate little. Stephen Damman, 34 months old. At one time as many as 1,000 volunteers helped police look for the child, who disappeared after his mother left him outside a supermarket yesterday. The boy's father, Jerry Damman 26, a continental air command sergeant, joined the search. The mother, Marilyn, was given sedatives. Mrs. Damman left the youngster outside • the market to watch his sister Pamela, 7 months old, who wasMn her carriage. When Mrs. Damman came out 10 minutes later she found : the carriage and/children gone. Police located Pamela and the carriage around the corner in back of the .market. She was unhurt. Police said the little boy could not possibly have pushed her there, since he would have had to get around traffic, cross a driveway and go over rough ground. Ike's Brother Has GOP Backing To Seek Nomination PHILADELPHIA W .-'Some Republican leaders are discussing the idea of entering the name of President Eisenhower's brother, Dr. Milton Eisenhower, in Pennsylvania's presidential preference primary next year. Pennsylvania Republicans, who confirmed such reports, emphasized yesterday the proposal is only in the "talking' : stage." Dr. Eisenhower declined comment. Rep. Samuel K. McConnell said as far as he knew the idea had not as yet- been discussed with -Dr. Eisenhower, the'youngest of the five Eisenhower brothers and president of Pennsylvania State University. . Layoff Pay Plan Faces Test •/ •••«/. In Ohio Vote Next Tuesday WASHINGTON tf!:.— The voters; of Ohio get a chance a week from today to trigger into effect the supplemental layoff pay. plan negotiated earlier this year in the auto industry. . : In the five months since the first such union plan was negotiated, nearly 1 one million workers have similarly been covered under agreements. that employers .will supplement state unemployment compensation payments.. Such labor contracts have spread from the auto industry to scattered plants in the electrical, glass, can-manufactuertag ind rubbet industries. Most provide that th« employer will-augmftnl U» statt'l payment to give a jobless worker 50 to 65 per cent of his take-home pay- . . A condition on putting the major plans into effect as scheduled next June 1, however, is that rulings permitting the dual payments must be obtained from states in which two-thirds of a company's employ- es work. Many States have banned unemployment compensation payments while a worker still draws funds from his employer. That's where Ohiq comes in. Enough states have already okaydd simultaneous private and UC payments', so .that if Ohio voters approve the idea in a Nov. 8 referendum the condition will have been West Powers Oppose Soviet Security Plan Mololov's Proposal Seen Move To Cause Confusion On Issues GENEVA (ft— The Western Powers lined up solidly. today against Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov's latest European security treaty plan. They regarded it as an effort to confuse the issue of German unity and freeze the present division of Europe. Moscow's master diplomat sprang his proposal, which on the surface contained, concessions .to .:s,,session. of ing .stage...o the Big Four" foreign ministers.- : .,By his.timing he made a bid to dominate- the conference news throughout today when the conference is in recess. .At the request of French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay • the delegates took the day off because this is All Saints Day, a holiday in France. U.S. Secretary of State Dulles used the break to make a one-day flying trip to Madrid to have lunch with Generalissimo Franco. ' The official comments of Dulles, Pinay and British Foreign Secretary Macmillan on Molotov's plan therefore will not be forthcoming until Wednesday. But within hours after the Molotov plan was launched diplomats in the Western camp passed the word that it changed in no way Russia's key position—her opposition to the unification of Germany except on her own terms. Dean Gives Up Post In Army SAN FRANCISCO Wl-Maj. Gen. William F. Dean, hero of Taejon, blinked back tears in the ceremony ending his 32 year Army career. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, Army chief of staff, pinned on Dean's blouse at the Presidio Parade J-round yesterday the combat infantryman's badge. Taylor explained Dean already iiad won all his Country's highest; decorations. "I accept this award that I covet more than anything in the world," replied Dean. Nippon Miners Trapped After Explosion Of Gas TOKYO HV-Japanese police said 2 miners were trapped tonight after a "gas explosion sealed a coal mine on Japan's northern island! of. riokkaido.' '.--.' Police said-27 miners were rescued and 6 bodies were recovered,! but 49 others- were missing two! hours after the explosion. Aid Request Sighted ... • -.- . '"•• . • . • • •; . . • . V»—/ . - • . - . . . • Duke Draws Criticism In MegYStand Bcitons Aiigry Over Margaret Decision To Shun Marriage By HAL COOPER LONT)ON UP! — Princess Marga ret's decision to give up Peter Townsend sent a-wave of mixed emotions racing through the British Isles today. Public and press reaction was compounded of resentment, approval, and downright confusion. Some newspapers predicted an outbreak of popular feeling against the. Church of England and the Duke of Edinburgh — both strongly identified by many Britons with :he unhappy ending of the romance. Among those of conservative views, Margaret was warmly praised for putting her duty to the throne, church, and British commonwealth .above her normal desire to marry the man she loves. Question Of Spmsterhood To the great mass of the British people, the big question appeared ;o be the human one: Is the Princess now condemned at the age of-25 to a life of spinsterhood?" From the liberal London Evening Star came an editorial call for disestablishment of the Church of Sngland of which the Queen is titular head. "Although all is over, there remain problems which the affair las forced into the light of day and which only Parliament can solve, ./..the: best solution would disestablishment," said the be-. Star.;. ,, : ..;...'.... Churchmen Secret Strike Call Reported In Argentina C3 Labor Federation Wants Leaders Get Restored To Posts generally praised Margaret's decision not to marry Townsend, father of two sons. He divorced his wife in 1952 on grounds of misconduct. She has married another man. "I thank God," said the Rev. Douglas Lockhart, an Edinburgh clergyman who was outspoken in opposition to a Margaret-Townsend match. "She will have the love and sympathy of Christians everywhere." Dr. Leslie Wetherhead, president of the Methodist Conference, said: 'I think that it (Margaret's decision) is very courageous, absolute- y right, and I think it will endear her more than ever to the hearts of • all our people." The Rev. Henry Cook, president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, issued a statement saying: "All honor to the princess." The archbishop of Canterbury, •anking prelate of the Church of England of which Margaret's sis- .er. Queen Elizabeth II, is the constitutional head, had "no statement," his 'chaplain announced. But many ordinary Britons — hose who watch Margaret acknir- ngly whenever she appears in public and who beam beneath her varm smile — obviously were disappointed by her blighted romance. It is not very likely that Mararet or any of her descendants— ''Continued on Page 2, Col. 4) Insurance Plan In Disasters Due For Introduction WASHINGTON tf> — Sen. Lehman (D-NY) expressed confidence oday that some kind of federal disaster insurance bill will be eady for Congress next year. Lehman criticized administra- ion officials, however, for what he ;aid was their "failure" to make ;pecific recommendations at this lime on such a program. The hearing continues today with Sen. Payne (R-Maine) and repre- .entatives from the Small-Business Administration and the Depart-: rnents of Agriculture and Interior! m the list of witnesses. Marine Corps Hero Heiircs. Gets Star Sgt. Major Robert L. Norrish, an enlisted man, pins the third star of a lieutenant general on the shoulders'of retiring Maj. Gen. Lewis R. (Chesty) Fuller, 56, one of the most decorated heroes in Marine Corps history, at Camp Lejeune, N. C. Both have served more than 30 years. (AP Photofax) Chieftains' of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), once the backbone of the Peronista government, were reported today to be sending out an undercover call for a general strike at midnight tonight. • They are demanding that the provisional government of President Eduardo Lonardi restore several pro-Peromsta union heads who were ousted from their headquarters just after the overthrow of the dictatorship of Juan Peron. The CGT leaders remained :losemouthed about the strike call. They conferred until last night with Rear Adm. Isaac Rojas, the nation's vice president, and Labor Minister Luis Cerrutti Costa. There was no announcement after the session broke up. Meanwhile a military court of honor has thrown Peron out of the army, .stripped him of his title of general of the army and barred iim from ever wearing the urii- 'orm again. The court, which . held secret learings, said he had disgraced the service by carrying on an illicit ove affair -with a teenage girl. It also accused Peron of inciting mob violence against Catholic churches during the latter part of his rule. Byrd Lists Drop In Federal Jobs WASHINGTON Ul — Sen. Byrd (D-Va) reported today the number of federal jobholders declined 18,968. in September for the first monthly net decrease since January. Byrd, who. heads the joint committee on reduction of nonessential ederal expenditures, said civilian employment stood at 2,366,075 in September. Market Trading Quiet NEW YORK (.«—Narrow and indecisive price movements were accompanied by quiet trading today n the stock market Fair And Cool Weekend Seen BALTIMORE WV-Five-day forecast: Fair and warmer Wednesday. Showers Thursday. Fair and cooler Friday. Fair and cool over the weekend. Temperatures for the period will average near'•nbrnmal for early November. Normals -are afternoon^ highs^in^-ilie^intdj upper 50s and morning lows 'from around 30 in Western -Maryland to the low 40s in eastern and southern counties. ' Greek Rioters Battle Police, Fifty Injured ATHENS. Greece (/Pi — Pitched battles between police and demonstrators raged in the city of Patras today. Police opened fire oh the stone-throwing rioters who stormed and badly damaged the British In-j stitute Building. • • - j Press reports said at least 50 police and civilians received treat-] ment for injuries in hospitals or| first aid stations. | Mobs demanding an end to British rule in Cyprus ran riot through the city as Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus, leader of the Union- with-Greece movement, had a two- hour meeting in Athens with the Greek Premier Constantine Karamanlis. • Demonstrations were also reported from other Greek towns. Patras is in the northwestern Peloponnesus, about 100 miles west of Athens. Solon Sees Moves ToLightenWork Of U. S. President WASHINGTON (.P—Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NM) said today the White House is studying possible recommendations that Congress change some laws to lighten :he wo'rk load of the presidency. Smith said in an interview he sees no reason why Congress can't Eisenhower Stays Silent On His Plans Siuniuerfield Says No Politics Aired , At, Hospital Talk ::••• $,i-vO;. f i_/:«' -^.rJrf'^ft DENVER Ui.—-President Eisenhower, .well enough now to discard virtually' all medicine, Jeft it abundantly, clear today he is in no hurry to say whether he will run again. - And Postmaster General Arthur Summerfieid is the latest to indicate that most of Eisenhower's top strategists of 1952 are against putting any pressure on him for an early decision. Summerfield came out of a 30- minute conference at Fitzsimons Army Hospital yesterday saying there had been no discussion of he 65-year-old Eisenhower's political plans for J956. More important, perhaps, he said he President didn't mention poli- ics to him. Summerfield is a for- ner GOP national chairman who managed Eisenhower's successful 1.952 campaign. Cabinet member No. 8, Secre- ary of Labor Mitchell, is coming put to see the President tomorrow. A social visitor Saturday will be Sisehhower's old friend and World War II comrade, British Field Marshal Montgomery. Eisenhower's personal friends say he will serve out his present term in the presidency but will decline a second nomination. Trip Brings Speculation On Outcome No Statement Made After Lengthy Talk'.'/ -. In Spanish Capital MADRID. Spain. W—U. S. Secretary of State Dulles conferred . for an hour.and a half with Generalissimo Franco today. The : conference lasted longer than expected and presumably included a re- ; newed bid for increased; U. S. .fi-. nancial aid to Spain. Neither Dulles nor Franco made any statement on their discussions. Dulles said he would have a brief; statement before flying back to the, Big Four foreign ministers' conference at Geneva. . r Dulles and Franco were smiling' as they emerged from the conference. They shook hands .'and posed briefly, v;for ; photographers." Group Attends Luncheon :.-; Members of •- Dulles':.•; party >arid officials- of. the i Spanish> foreign ministry; were; present• during:Stne' conference.-' Dales':: later : attehde<r a luncheon at the foreign ministry. The conference^ in Franco's office, was scheduled as a formal, perfunctory meeting, with, the real business of the day. to be taken up later by Dulles and Spanish Foreign -Minister Alberto ;• Martin Artajo. •-.. • '•.••••"•.-..•' '•'."• • Dulles is the first U, S. secretary of state to visit Spaiir~while in office. ' ."• . . : Dulles took advantage of a holiday in the Big Four conference at Geneva to fly here with American State Department officials. : While the Spanish officials/are. expected to ask for a! larger slice of American foreign aid'funds under the.;1953....Ui-. ment; Spanish observers expected Dulles to call on Franco to give the French a hand with Nationalist rebels in Morocco.The observers believed French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay asked Dulles to make -this approach before Dulles left Geneva. During recent clashes between the French and Nationalist rebels near the Spanish Moroccan border, the French charged Spain with aiding the rebels.!The Spaniards denied this. Seek Seat la UN' Still another item expected to get an airing at the conference here is Spain's request for admittance to the U. N. All these points likely will ba discussed by Dulles and Spanish Foreign Minister Alberto -Martin Artajo just before a luncheon honoring the visiting Americans. : The agreement., signed by Spain and the United. States Sept. -26, 1953, provided for If. S. economic and military aid in exchange for the right to build air and naval bases for joint Spanish-American use. Under this agreement. Spain had received 190 million was. in;surplus products of American agrt. culture. Spanish officials from Franco down have said. repeatedly this country has not received a fair share of the American aid ta Western Europe. 1- • .',-•• Neorro Teachers o '•'!' Held 'Insecure' NASHVILLE. Term. HI — The Dale Carnegie Expires At 66 NEW YORK WV~Dale Carnegie, author of "How to .Win Friendsi and Influence People." died today in his home. He had been ill for some time. The author and lecturer, whose book sold approximately four mil- Supreme Court's decision against lion copies, had for years been given courses in public speaking. public school segregation has left many southern Negro teachers with. Carnegie, 65, attained wealth a sense of job insecurity, the South and fame by stress's the value:ern School News said today. : :: of public speaking in the social "However." the monthly public*. and business fields. "How to Win Friends and In- shoulders some of the burdens of office. He mentioned the signing of routine commissions in the military forces and other matters of that nature. fluence People." based largely on personal experiences, was published in 1936. First Robot Weapon Warship Surgeons' College To Study Fees Commissioned By U.S. Navy - . ^T . . ^y .... . • . * . • . • . Claims Of Excesw ^ wation Charges Bring Probe CHICAGO lfl—Do some or many surgeons charge fees that are too high? . . The American College of Surgeons today announced it is launching a special study of surgical fees. .--.-•.•. ., • •' A committee of "six or seven distinguished surgeons" will investigate the fee matter, making a preliminary report to regents of the college about: mid-December, said Dr. I. S. Ravdin, of Philadelphia, chairman ; of the ACS board of regent*. v "Staterr.._ that in ' been made ; :istances exorbitant fees have been charged. We intend to look into this matter, and find out it it is so." Dr. Ravdin told newsmen. He said the regents bad unanimously approved appointing the in- vef tigating committee. He declined to name the members, saying they could best do their work if their names were not made public. "This is not a white-washing committee," Dr.. Ravdin declared. •'We will mike public whatever it finds, if there is anything to make public.". ; ' : The College of Surgeons made news several years ago in announcing its opposition and a campaign against fee-splitting. It defined fee-splitting as a sharing of a fee between a surgeon and a plhy- slcian who referred the patient to the surgeon, without specific billing for the services that each bad performed. "We believe we' have made a very wealthy dent in that practice," (fee-splitting) Dr. lUvdin said. "We will study this matter of fees as it affects all other practices, and particularly as it affects fellows of the college." To become fellows of the college, surgeons "take an oath that they will not participate in what are considered immoral practices," the chairman of regents said. Surgeons judgeo 1 . guilty of dlv obeying these ethics are dropped from membership "and a number of fellows have been dropped for irregular practices*" tion added in its November issue, "there is no indication that either this fear or other compulsions will lead Negro teachers to supportcon- tinued segregation m the schools." (Picture on fob« 2) PHILADELPHIA W - The Navy! had its first robot; weapons war-: ship ready to join.:the fleet, today.! The heavy cruiser Boston—with a battery o£ dart-nosed, antiaircraft guided missiles pointing skyward from the after deck — stood at a pier in the'Navy Yard here, awaiting an afternoon commissioning ceremony. At a sneak preview yesterday, Capt, Charles B. Martell, commanding officer, said the Terrier missiles can track down enemy aircraft and "do the job ot destruction a good part ol the time." He also disclosed (or the first time that the missiles have a range of 20 miles. The Boston, veteran of gun-f iring. days in the Pacific campolgas of World War II. has b«a under cpnversion the past - y**r.« to arm her with ;th« weapoiSj' «E the jet plane iaad atcm bomb" ijr... The Navy says she marks 'fh* advent of the, guided missile /in the combatant fleet. Tht five-inch gun, until the last few years;the mainstay of protection against enemy, aircraft., now. have been relegated to the category: : of a close-In, last' resort ; -.w«ipon£''.'top Navy* official-i .'have said.-ilriter- ception of swift jet planes : ihusl bo made at relatively bag dSi- •if.

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