Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 4, 1955 · Page 1
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The Weather Fair, colder, tonight. Low 25-30. Fair, warmer tomorrow. High, 54; low, 33; noon, 39. River, 2.88 feet. Relative humidity, 64 per cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXVI.—NO. 304 AaocfetW fnm S*i**-Af CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1955 ranay Nnr* Swvic* 20 Page* 6 CENTS Boys Call On Mother Eleven-year-old William Woodward III, facing camera, and his brother, James, •' seven, take. elevator with family physician at Doctor's Hospital, New York, for first visit with mother, Mrs. Ann Woodward, since slaying of their father on Sunday. (AP Photofox) Woodwards Declared 'Idea 1 9 Pair By Wa lly Duchess Quizzed By Detectives Regarding Party " Given Before Sportsman?s Slaying MINEOLA, N. Y.—(M—The Duchess of Windsor says she regarded as an "ideal couple" blonde Mrs. Ann Woodward and her socialite- sportsman husband whom she shot to death in their Oyster Bay, Long Island, home. The Duchess .was the honored, guest at ,a party attended by the Woodwards last Saturday night. Early Sunday, morning Mrs.' li Woodward, —: >vhp..said /later she! was alarmed';;by:?a'jiioi$eH she!/connected with" a prowler in the neighborhood — fired a double-barreled shotgun in the darkness and killed her' 35-year'old husband. The couple, who occupied separate bedrooms, each went to bed armed with a shotgun after returning from 'the party. The shotgun blast caught. Woodward as he stood, unclad and unarmed, in the hallway near his' room. The Duchess of Windsor was questioned, yesterday in her suite at the Waldorf Towers in New • York City by two Nassau County police officials, Asst. Chief Inspector James Farrell and Detective William Garrett. Detective Inspector Stuyvesant Pinelli said detectives thus far have questioned about a score of ' the approximately 58 persons who were at the party. Nassau County authorities also are probing reports of two telephone calls — one assertedly received by Woodward while he was at the party, and another call reportedly made by the 39-year-old Mrs. Woodward after her husband was. shot and before she phoned police; As for the report of a call by Mrs. Woodward, Pinell said: "It seems to me ridiculous on the face of it. but naturally we're checking it." Frigid Blasts .- ~ Hit East Area By The Associoted Prcsj .The first widespread cold snap ' of .the autumn season chilled 'the Eastern third of the nation today but there was warming, in the Western half of the country. The coldest area this morning extended from the Mississippi Riv- "er to the Appalachians. Tempera, tures were freezing or below southward nearly to the Gulf Coast and in -northern sections ranged to a low of 13 at Duluth, Minn. But there was a promise of warming during the day for most of the Midwest, which was hit by snow and strong winds Wednesday and Thursday. Army Officer Convicted Of Helping Reds FT. MEADE, Md. Iff) - Two avenues of hope remain open for Maj. Ronald E. Alley, who today faces the stiffest sentence yet given an army officer for cooperating with .the Communists while a prisoner of w,ar in Korea. An Army court-martial yesterday sentenced the '35-year-old artillery officer from Bar Harbor, Me., to 10 years at hard labor, ordered him dismissed from service and to forfeit all pay and allowances. He was convicted of giving the enemy military information, urging fellow prisoners to do the same and taking part in enemy programs designed to indoctrinate POW's with communism. He faced a possible, maximum sentence of life in prison. Alley, who entered the Army from the National Guard in 1941, has served 17 years. He spent 33 months in various enemy prison camps in Korea. The conviction and sentence must be reviewed by higher military authority. Alley also may appeal to the civilian court of military justice in Washington. Hall Says GOP Position Strong For 1956 Battle PORTLAND, Ore. W) — Republican National Chairman Leonard W. Hall said today he is optimistic about a Republican victory in 1956 because what he called: a youthful and united party will be .running on a platform upholding the Eisenhower record. "I say the Republican party is the strongest it has been in 25 years," Hall said in an address prepared for a Western States party conference luncheon. "We are in that condition, today because President Eisenhower has-led us along that way. I repeat — the philosophy of the President is the philosophy of, the party: his record is the platform we will stand on next year." Long Legal Fight Over Will Finally Ends In Settlement MART1NSBURG. W. Va. Gft-The will of the late Jennie S. Goetz of Charles Town, W. -Va., has been settled out of court after 2tt, years of legal maneuvering. Three California heirs, Ralph Goetz of Los Angeles; Carl Goetz of Burbank, and Mrs. Ernestine Goetz of Long Beach, will receive about $175,000 each, according to the settlement. The Charles Town General Hospital will get about $100,000, and the rest of the million-dollar estate will be consumed by taxes and expenses in connection with the settlement. the heirs succeeded in breaking the original will that he would give his share to Charles Town for some worthy purpose. Mayor Nicholas Carson said earlier this year, however, that Goetz had never contacted town officials to that end. Ralph and Carl Goclz were nephews of Miss Goelz, and Mrs. Ernestine Goetz is the widow of a third nephew. The estate was created by a harness and leather in dustry founded by the father of Miss Goetz. She died in February of 1953 at an advgoced age after Ralph GoeU. self styled oi! inii-jleading a secluded life in the torn Jionaire, announced jjubiicly wtettimunilf, is Report Egyptian een At Dead End West Will Demand Elections In 1956 To Pick Assembly By JOHN' M. HIGHTOWER GENEVA UB—The Western pow- rs today prepared to confront the Soviet Union with a specific demand for all-German elections in September of 1956. The elections would be to pick an all-German National Assembly which would write a new constitu- :ion for a reunified nation and negotiate a general peace settlement. The Western ministers here in :he Big Four conference agreed, .t was learned from reliable in- "ormants, to introduce soon, perhaps today, a three-point plan for reunification. They would ask Soviet 'Foreign Minister V. „ M. Vlolotov to join them in approving it. ' , Secret Ballot Proposed It proposed: 1. Free and secret ballot throughout Germany in September 1956, :o choose a new all-German Na :ional Assembly which would first draft a constitution for all Germany and select an all : German government. 2. A four-power commission—one member named by each of. the Big Four powers—which would prepare, in consultation with German experts, the election law for this nationwide balloting. 3. The commission would be ap- Dointed in the immediate future. It would be expected to. give the 'pur...governments,.- a .preliminary report by January; 1956. The 'three Western ministers planned to present this election project as being in conformity with ;he directive of the four heads of government last July. The plan was prepared as a com Danion piece to the Western-project :or a European security system on which the three ministers presented to the conference last week. {Total Disagreement Seen East-West arguments on the uni- "ication of Germany were in total disagreement as the new Western proposal came to light. The stablemate seemed certain :o hold for the two weeks remaining in the conference despite a solemn warning from British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan on the urgency of German unity. lie told the parley the great powers will face an "increasingly explosive situation" in Germany if .hey do'not find a speedy solution .0 the unification problem. But more than two hours of argument yesterday failed to produce any evidence that the beginnings of such a solution may be found lere. Soviet Molotov Foreign Minister V. M. hardened his insistence that the Western alliance must be demolished before Russia will agree to German unity. (Continued on Page 2, Col. 5) Governor Flays Justice Agency • COLUMBIA, George Bell S. C. W) — Gov. Timmerman has charged the U. S. Department of Justice with '.'discriminating in the administration of justice" in the case of a Negro minister who fled jie state.. J. A. Dealine, the minister, now is in New York City. He has said left South Carolina because his :ife was in danger. He is charged with assault in connection with shots fired at white men in a car outside his Lake City home last month. Soviet Envoy Named MOSCOW — (INS) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Valerian Zorin says he has been named as the first Soviet West Germany. Ambassador «o Hounds Wife, Kills Self President To Get ort Albert D. Young, 21, of Brewer, Maine, critically wounded his estranged wife today, then killed himself following argument after she had served' divorce papers oh him. The papers and pistol are beside body. - . (AP'Photofax) Peron Reaches Port In Brazil BELEM, Brazil — Wl — Argentina's ex-dictator Juan D. Peron, reported en route to Nicaragua from; of exile •in Paraguay,;• reached. Macapa in northe'rffTJr'azil •yesterday; : • : Peron;'"still "2,500. miles .from Managua, the Nicaraguan capital, was a passenger aboard a Paraguayan air force DC-4. Russians Seek Aid Of France To Get Tanker GENEVA*-tB — Russia today called for French help to win the release of a Soviet tanker and crew members long held by the Chinese Nationalists on Formosa. Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov put forward the request in the course of a private talk with French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay. France still maintains dip- omatic relations with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's regime. The Soviet vessel, the Tuapse, was captured by gunboats of Chiang's navy June 23, 1954, while on her way toward mainland China which is under Red rule. It has seen detained since. Nine .of her crewmen were granted asylum' in the United States and arrived in New York Oct. 21. Twenty-nine others returned to Russia and 11 elected to stay on Formosa. Molotov also conferred privately with British Foreign Secretary- Harold Macmillan. , Dentist Faces Long Sentence In Strangling Convicted By Jury Of Manslaughter?*^ » KillediGI's Wife: V MINNEAPOLIS On—Dr. A. Arnold Axilrod, 50-yeSr-old Minneapolis dentist, was convicted yes< terday of first degree manslaugh ter in the strangling of a young woman patient. Axilrod, married and the father of two children, was sentenced to 5 to 20 years in prison immediately after a jury of seven women and five men returned the ver diet after deliberating some 50 hours. The defendant was charged with first degree murder in the slaying April 22 of Mrs. Mary E. Moonen, 21, a soldier's wife, who, Axilrod said, had threatened to "tell the world" that he was the father of her unborn child. Axilrod denied that he was the father, but admitted he was with the young woman the night she was slain. Axilrod's attorneys indicated they would appeal for a new trial. As the verdict was read. Axilrod blinked as if trying to hold back tears. He said: "I never wronged Mrs. Moonen in any way. I did not kill her. . . ." His attractive wife, Fanny, 42, sat clasping a Bible as Judge Leslie Anderson imposed sentence. Tot Hurls Sinker Into Boy's Mouth As Latter Yawns Worker At Dairy Accused Of Arson Army Chief To Call On Eisenhower For Purely Social Visit ; DENVER (.« — President Ei-j senhowcr, able to dine outside his| hospital room now, looked forward! to a social visit today with Gen.! Maxwell D. Taylor, Army chief! of staff. . •-..-" The White House said the two old service friends planned no discussion of national defense problems, and added they would be joined by their;wives- at the late afternoon meeting. «. To Be 'Purely Social' . "It will be purely social,"'said James C. Hagerty, Eisenhower's; press secretary. j Taylor, named chief of staff by Eisenhower a few months ago, is on an inspection tour of U. S. mili tary installations. Tomorrow the President will be visited at Fi.tzsimons Army Hospital by another old comrade in arms, Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery of Great Britain, deputy -commander of North Atlantic Defense Forces in Europe. Then on Sunday the President will get definite word whether he can leave the hospital and fly back to Washington a week from today, as planned tentatively by the physicians at Fitzsimons. The word will come from Dr. Paul Dudley White, noted Boston heart specialist, who is flying to Denver this weekend for his fourth examination of the President since he was stricken with a heart attack Sept. ,24. Would Go To Capital If White gives a 'go : ahead for 1 a Nov. H discharge from-the--hospital, Eisenhower will rest that weekend at the White House in Washington, then travel on to his country home at Gettysburg, Pa., for further convalescence. Airs Peace JPtea GOP Leaders See Far West Sweep In-'56 PORTLAND, Ore. Ml - Western Republican leaders predicted today the party's presidential candidate will sweep the Far West next year whether it is President Eisenhower or someone else. , ' Harlan Peyton, Washington State GOP chairman, expressed the widespread hope among delegates at the outset of the three-day Western Republican Conference that Eisenhower's health would permit iim to head the ticket again. If not; he added in an interview, 'I am sure that Republicans in .he West will follow his leadership! and advice" on the designation of a successor. Peyton, chairman of the regional GOP meeting called to discuss campaign plans for 1956, said he expected Eisenhower, "as a man who has been a genera!," to announce his choice of the candidate "to take command" in the Israeli Premier David Ben- Gurion is shown at microphone as he offered to meet Egyptian premier for peace talks. (AP Photofax via radio from London today). Felons Escape After Digging 30-Ft. Tunnel Ten Convicts Flee, Mother Slayer Among Fugitive* lit Break V . , WALLA WALLA, Wash.' wi —1 mother-murderer and nine other tough inmates of the tumult-ridden Washington State Penitentiary escaped last night after weeks of tunneling through seven inches of concrete and 30 feet of earth. The escape was discovered at a 7:30 p.m. change of guards, an estimated two hours after the 10 Cairo Again Says Planes Driven Back UN Leader Gives Peace Plan, Urges Troop Withdrawal JERUSALEM Cfl-Isracl 'said two Egyptian platoons today attacked an Israeli advanced position near the lower sector, of the Gaza Strip, No action was reported along the El Auja-Nizana zone border where a bloody battle was fought* yes- terd'ay. An official Israeli spokesman said the Israelis beat back^ the Egyptians with rifle and machine- . gun fire and suffered no casualties. ' . . .'.••'. •"' ;'• . • •...:-.•'-•: An Egyptian military spokesman said Israeli reconnaissance planes flew over the Gaza Strip and met heavy Egyptian antiaircraft; fire. He said the Israeli planes circled the area three times. Both Sides Make Claim Both sides claimed they held the strategic El Safaha checkpost in the El Auja-Nizana lone, scene of, a. 17-hour battle yesterday described as the heaviest fighting between Arabs and Jews since the 1948 Palestine War. El Auja'.'is about 50 miles south of Gaza. The El Sabha fighting brought these other developments: ; : , U. N. Secretary General;; Dag Hammarskjoid gave Egyptian and Israeli 'representatives at U. N. headquarters in New York a new peace plan for the border region. It called for withdrawal of Egyptian troops from,the zont and; the setting up of permanent markers along: the triangular area's" borders. . . . _. .•„'.! •.;-."-•:' In Geneva, an informed iourc« said Britain favors swift and stern U. N. condemnation of Israel in the El Sabha fighting. In London. Britain formally protested the El Sabha attack to Israel. .. r. In Washington, the U. S. State Department urged Israel and Egypt to hold high level peace men had crawled through the 30- talks instead of trying to snoot out inch wide tunnel to liberty just outside the west wall. And hours later, despite a widespread cordon of scores of police assisted by four bloodhounds, no trace of the men had been found except tracks a half mile from the gaping hole in the prison side. The tracks, leading into the surrounding rolling wheatlands. were multiple, and associate Warden David Gerechet said he believed he convicts had remained in e group at least that long. Back in the prison the guards bund a neat circular slab chiseled 'rom the seven-inch-thick concrete floor of one of the cells..It led into, an unused dirt floor basement. The! their "explosive" border dispute. A Lebanese government spokesman said in Beirut the Arab countries would act to relieve pressure on Egypt if full scale fighting develops between the Egyptians and the Israelis. Both Egypt and Israel acknowledged casualties in the El Sabha fighting, but each sought to discredit the other's casualty figures, 1 Also disputed was whether the bitterly contested checkpost near th« desert demarcation line between the two countries was on Israeli or Egyptian territory. Both sides claimed it. Head! Takes Hand event he steps out of the campaign. He described himself as an admirer of Vice President Richard M. Nixon, saying he felt Nixon could carry on the work of the Ei- BALTIMORE tf) — Clifford H. Childress, 32-year-old employe of the Hillcrest Farms Dairy, was , , . . charged with arson yesterday afterj senhower administration, a $50,000 fire destroyed a barn and ._, 1 i rr» i 1 valuable equipment at the Wood-IJyilOWlailtt 1O ASK .DETROIT tfi — Two-year-old Linda Bullock saw her brother, Leonard, 6, yawning yesterday. Leonard was bored with the television program and it was a big yawn. Quick as a wink little Linda let go with a lead fishing sinker she had in her hand. It was a bulls- SVG • " ' • "Leonard was. taken to a hospi-jG™" 1 Trading Dull tal. X-ray pictures showed the! CHICAGO W) — Grains opened sinker in his stomach. The doctoriwith small price changes in an- said it probably would disappear other dull session on the Board of lawn dairy. Police said Childress, an em- ploye at the dairy'for three years, was arrested at the scene while firemen were fighting the blaze. Authorities said two tractors, a pickup truck and a manure spreader were destroyed along with about ISO tons of hay and 1,200 bushels of barley. normally. ITrade today. 30-foot-Iong tunnel started there, / n J/ ot , e J o £ n( l Strife running straight as a die to the exit point. Only a few hand made_digging u.N. Secretary General Dag Ham- marskjold took a direct tools were left behind. The dirt apparently had be.en flushed down prison toilets a bit at a time. Guards said the big chunk of concrete probably had been replaced each day by the felons after a night UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. tw- of digging. One of the men who escaped was William B. Bracey, 20, who shot his mother at Tacoma two years ago when she refused himj the use of the family automobile. He was serving 30 years for second degree murder. in seeking to settle the boiling border dispute between Israel-and Egypt- . ;,:. Hamraarskjold called in representatives of the two countries last night and submitted a plan calling (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) For ; 0pen Fight' SAN FRANCISCO «"— Sen. William F. Knowiand (R-Calif) has called for an open "convention fight for the Republican presidentiali u nomination next year if Presidentp la " e , went "on/he loose for sev- [eral hours yesterday after being Target Drone Plane 'Goes On The Loose' CHARLESTON, S.C. !*V~A radio- icontrbiled Marine target Drone Eisenhower does not run again. "If the President decides not to! be a candidate, I believe we will better serve our constitutional and jlaunched in Virginia. It crashed , , .. , electoral processes if we have free choice of alternatives rather than a single designated successor," said-Knowlar.d. near here doing little damage. The plane, a World War U piston- engine F6F. escaped its radio con- after it was launched at Chin- jcoteague. Va., Naval Air station. Order Called Off £ CLEVELAND HV-A dispute between the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Brotherhood of Locomotivs Firemen and Enginemen is going into mediation, probably within the next 10 days. • Yesterday the brothechood served a strike notice for 6 a.m. Sunday against the railroad... but withdrew it at the request of the National Mediation Board. ..'.'."*•! Henry E. Gilbert, the union, said the president of 120,000-mem- Vaeeine Against Grippe Test Due if if if. if ir if if if if if if ' if if if it It's Designed To Check Three Cold-Type Illnesses WASHINGTON tfl - A new vaccine against the "grippe" may be tested this winter on 10,000 military recruits, . Public Health Service doctors disclosed the possibility yesterday, but said they must first make additional safety and potency tests of the vaccine, and get official military approval. Th* new vaccine is designed to protect against three o.* the Id or more APC viruses whjch cause respiratory or coM-!yp* ill- nesses. Doctors say the vaccine isiago, they constitute only one group meant for the kind that "most pco- among many different germs pie refer to as the 'grippe' rather which can cause cold-type illnesses than the runny-nose, nonfeverish of varying degrees of severity, and common cold." many Tentative plans for the new test The were announced along with a report that another vaccine had provided "substantial protection" against one of the three viruses. The APC group of viruses gets different forms, vaccine already tested in humans — with indications of providing "substantial protection" — is designed against only one of the APC viruses — Type S. But this type Is a common cause of respir- its name from the adenoidal, phar- atory illness, marked by fever, yngeal (throat) and conjunctivalisore throat and conjunctivities, or (eye) tissues which they usually "mLeyt." attack. Discovered several years TM newer fftsc'm* !s designed against Types 3, < and 7 which, said Dr, Robert Huebner of the Health Service, "have been shown . . . to be responsible for a large part of respiratory diseases occurring in military populations." The Health Sen/ice and Johns Hopkins University jointly announced the "successful clinica' trial'* of the Type 3 vaccine among] prisoner volunteer* at the Federal Reformatory. Chillicothe, Ohio, atid the Maryland Stale Reformatory for ma'?s at Broalhedsville. Md. ber brotherhood would hold off its strike pending the mediation. - : Largest Labor Union Opens Huge Marble Headquarters WASHINGTON 1* — The AFL teamsters union, self-styled "world's largest labor u n i o n," planned to dedicate a five million dollar white marble headquarters today with appropriate, Hollywood- like ceremonies. All of Washington's million-odd citizens were invited in four solid pages of newspaper ads to watch the opening ceremonies featuring AFL chiefs and a contingent of movie stars, including Walter Pidgeon and Jack Haley. The building is separated only by a stretch of lawn from the na< Capitol, But th* elastic, denied horn* of Congtess looked IpwlAvely antique the modernistic, sharply-designed teamsters headquarters, repIeUt with blue-tinted picture window!, /jienthouse and piped music, i-;, Inside, uniformed attendant* guide<l visitors through misiei.-wf flowers over rugs of luxunfliii thickness. Just the »mall ashtriy* cost $7.50 each, broiitt boxe« for outgoing mail on each <fysk $17.80. The building h«j no tnortftf*; Everything was. paid for in cash:This labor union was begun ?in 1903 as an organization of hors^ drawn wagon driven. It. -now claims 1,400,000 tnick driven Md assorted other worker* M hers, «nd with:has really a&jived.

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