Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 7, 1955 · Page 1
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The Weather Cloudy, colder tonight, tomor* row. Low tonight 35-40. • High, 58; low, 38; noon, A3. Rainfall, .14 inch. River, 2.87 feet. Humidity, 98 per cent. VOL. LXXXVI.—NO. 307 A*ioc/ot*rf fnt$ Wirephoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1955 fnttrnatJonoi Ncvi St/v/e« 16 Page* 6 CENTS Tries Oil ^Cowboy Beret* Field Marshal-Viscount Montgomery, famed beret-wearing .leader of .the British armies in World War II, tries on ; a cowboy hat he received during visit to Dallas, Texas. Monty donned the hat and turned up the brim in typical western'fashion. ' '• •' . (AP Photofax) RussellSees Adlai Chosen As President Rayburn Expected To Curb South Move In Blocking Stevenson WASHINGTON (*) - Supporters of Adlai ,:E.: Stevenson were reported counting heavily today on Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn (D-Tex) to help. head off any anti-Stevenson coalition ; in the South. - • .. .... Sen. Russell (D-Ga), a Southern leader, ;predicted' meantiirie that ' . don'tf see how he can possibly lose the" ocratic nomination." He commented during a locally telecast interview in Atlanta. Stevenson is expected to announce formally next week his candidacy for the 1956 Democratic presidential nomination. Rayburn is spearheading a fight in Texas to take that state's Democratic party machinery away from Gov. Allan Shivers. The Texas governor supported President Eisenhower in 1952' and has announced he will be for "practically anybody" — including a Repub- ' Mean — over Stevenson next year. While a victory for the Rayburn group next year would not be likely to result in a Texas delegation pledged to Stevenson, the . speaker's influence would be counted upon to prevent that state's 52 nomination, convention votes from gravitating toward a stop-Stevenson movement. Some backers -of Stevenson have been looking askance at the recent .political. maneuverihgs of Sen. Lyndon B...Johnson of Texas, the Democratic Senate leader. Some Stevenson strategists profess belief Johnson may retain some designs on the nomination for himself despite his midsummer heart attack. Jack Benny Wins Long BattleOver U, S. Income Tax HOLLYWOOD - (INS) — Jack Benny, the professional penny- pincher, is. wearing a million dollar smile today, for he has just won his,'long-standing million dollar dispute with the income tax authorities: . His attorneys, Loyd Wright and John Milliken, disclosed over the weekend that the" Federal Tax Court has ruled in Benny's favor in the tax argument that grew out of his sale of a controlling interest in his company. Amusement Enterprises, to the Columbia Broadcast; ing System in 1948. CBS.paid $2,260,OOC for its-interest in the Benny concern. Negro Jurors Likely In Till Kidnap Case • GREENWOOD, Miss.—W—Dist. Atty. Stanny Sanders said Negroes may be on the panel from which a grand jury was to be drawn today in the Emmett Till kidnap case. 'We've had them before time,'.' Sanders told reporters last night: A 20-member grand jury chosen from the panel will decide whether white half-brothers Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam' will stand trial for sidnaping Till, a 14-year-old Chicago boy who disappeared while vacationing in Mississippi. An all-white criminal court jury in neighboring Tallahatchie County found Bryant and Milam inno- ! cent of murdering Till. Both are ffee ( 3n. ; ^10,pOO bail in the kidnap. The jury decided there was "reasonable doubt" about identification of the battered,' bullet- pierced body pulled from the Tallahatchie River Aug. 31. Mrs. Mamie Bradley, Till's mother, said :he body was her son. Several defense witnessesshowever, including an undertaker and a sheriff, testified the body had been in the water too long to be Till's. Bryant operates a general store at Money, Miss. In testimony that Judge Curtis Swango would not allow the jury to hear his pretty brunette wife tell how a Negro put his arms around her and boasted of being "with white women before." She did not identify the Negro. The sheriff of • Leflore County and a deputy testified Bryant and Milam admitted taking the boy but. claimed they released him when he turned out to be the wrong one. There may be some on there this Educator Says His Arrest Is 'Gross Error' NEW YORK UP)-Clar£ George iuebleri 47, a University of Cali- mac; official, rhas^pieadeH inno- :ent to. morals, and .assault charges brought: by a city-vice squad de- ective. '-.'"•' Kuebler, who is provost of the university's school of English literature vat Santa Barbara, • Calif., vas arraigned in felony court yes- erday. The case was adjourned until Thursday and Kuebler was paroled in the custody of his at- orney, Harry Sokel. Kuebler, who was president of Ripon College at Ripon, Wis., for 2 .years before going to Santa Barbara eight months ago, declared his arrest was all "a gross nistake." Police said he had no previous record of arrest. Kuebler, a bachelor, said he came here Saturday to interview prospective teachers. Kuebler was arrested early yes- .erday by Det. Eugene Kelly who said Kuebler made an immoral >roposition to him after inviting to' a room in the- Biltmore Hotel. Three GIs Saved After Boat Sinks YOKOSUKA, Japan (fli—The U. S. Navy announced today a U. S. serviceman was rescued and two others swam ashore after their fish- ing'boat capsized-in a high wind in Tokyo Bay yesterday. Still missing and the object of extensive surface . and air search are two other servicemen and three Japanese, one a woman. an Airliner Lands Safely With Two Engines Dead HONOLULU W—A Caleastern Air Lines DC4 carrying more than 50 passengers made -an emergency landing with two engines dead at Hilo; Hawaii, yesterday. A Caleastern representative here said the-plane was on a flight from Oakland, Calif., to Honolulu. He added all aboard were safe. Dental Authority Dies DALLAS, Athol Lee Frew, 75, a nationally known oral surgeon and dental authority, died yesterday. *, Young Actress To Withdraw Case Against Susan Hay>vard HOLLYWOOD Ml — Actress Jil' Jarmyn's attorney said she would like to drop her-request for a battery complaint against red-haired Susan Hay ward stemming from a clothes brush - Sopping incident in the bedroom of actor Don (Red Ryder) Barry. Lawyer Saul Boss said his 23- year-old blonde client, telephoned him yesterday to say, ."after all, ner children might ge"t dragged into this." She apparently referred to Miss Ifayward's twin sons, objects of custody litigation between the 34- yeftr-okf actress and her ex-husband, actor Je*s Barker. The hassle started last Thurs day when. Miss Jarymn told police, she went to Barry's home to have coffee with him. She sale Miss Hayward, clad in polka dot pajamas, was there and startec swinging at her with a clothes brush. Miss Hayward told officers she had dropped by Barry's" for cof fee. She said Miss Jarmyn walked Into the house and "made an in suiting remark and it infuriated me." A wrestling match ensued she said, later describing the incident as "a lempest in a very small teapot." Western GOP Leaders Expect Victory In 1956 PORTLAND. Ore. W — Western Republicans have pledged their 'greatest efforts" to help elect a Republican president and Congress next year. They expressed confidence in victory on a campaign theme .vhich emerged as the main battle cry of a regional GOP conference. Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell put it simply in an address Saturday night: The Ameri- i worker "never had it so good." Four Crewmen Rescued As Big Dredger Sinks QUEBEC W-The dredger Fundy sank in the St. Lawrence Estuary yesterday. Only four of the 14 men aboard were reported rescued immediately. The dredger was being towed by the vessel A. F. Fifield when it went down about 11 mile's north of Father Point. The tow vessel picked up four of the crewmen. Ike Gets Green rrv ¥> .. nni • lo iveturn 1 his West Given Support By Yugo Leader Tito Says Soviet Satellites Should Gain Independence BRIONI, Yugoslavia UP! — Marshal Tito put his weight today be- riind the West's 1 " demand that Soviet-found satellite states of Eastern Europe be given their independence and freedom of action. As a leading statesman in the Balkans, he apparently has been asked also to use his influence for peace between Israel and the Arab states during a trip he is planning to Egypt.' 'These were the highlights of a seven-hour talk yesterday between ;he President of Communist Yugoslavia and U. S. Secretary of State Dulles in the dramatic set- ,ing of Tito's Adriatic Island retreat.. . . . .. Plays Host To Press Tito took Dulles for a ride in lis white speedboat to the nearby island of Vanga, which he uses for swimming and clambakes. There they had a heavy lunch, with Tito's voung wife Jovanka, -presiding at :he bar. Then Tito played host in his pa- atial home for the first time to the large group of accompanying newspaper correspondents who strolled about a black marble reception room admiring the white and gold piano, oil paintings of nude cherubs and ladies, and a col- ection of ship models. Sitting beside Tito, who later said : he,. agreement, Dulles ;old reporters: ..."We were^ of. .common accord in recognizing 'Tthe?importance""of."!in : dependence for these (East European state s',-. noninterference :rom the outside in their internal affairs, and the right to develop ;heir own social.and economic order in ways of their choice." These words' would apply to Hungary, Bulgaria. Albania. Romania, Czechoslovakia and Poland. They ndicated that Tito's views had not jeen changed by the visit of Soviet Premier Bulganin and Communist party leader Khrushchev last ;pring. Agree On Reich Question Dulles said he and Tito also were agreed "the German question must e settled gradually, step by step." It was evident, however, that they did not see eye to eye on all details of the German question which has deadlocked the Geneva foreign ministers conference. Asked by reporters about methods of settling the problem, the Veteran Hace if river Flips To Death Stock In Ford Firm Will Be Put On Market Foundation Plans To Offer First Shares To Public In 1?§6 NEW YORK W-^Stock of the ford Motor:Co., which revolution ized America with its mass pro duction methods, be sold to the public :after the first .of the secretary said, "that's question. We shall see." another Douglas Raps Smear Claim WASHINGTON OR—Sen. Douglas (D-Ill) today dismissed as "Circus lemonade" Republican charges that Democrats are misusing congressional investigations to "smear" the GOP, ; The Republican National Com mittee said during the weekend that congressional Democrats are spending six million dollars on 137 investigations and "playing r^ough and dirty in their desperate attempt to find issues for 1956." Among other things, the GOP committee said that "Democrats are extremely unhappy about being unable to refute the fabu lous employment rise' on every hand," but Douglas called that statement "malarfcey." Personal Incomes Rise WASHINGTON — (INS) — U. S. personal income increased two billion dollars from August to September with the annual rate total- ling 307 and one-half billion dollars in September. Jack McGrath, veteran driver of Los Angeles, throws up his hands as his racer spins out of control during 100-mile Bobby Ball Memorial race yesterday in Phoenix, Ariz. Seconds later he crashed into heavy shoulder and was killed. His helmet is in right foreground. (AP Phototax) price and precise timing year, • The iave not yet been set, but nearly seven million new common shares with voting rights will be offered. Financial analysts say it is expected to bring between 400 and 500 'million dollars, indicating a price of $60 to ?70 a share. Announcement that Ford, richest private business enterprise in the world, would desert the ranks of family-owned firms was made ast night. It came from, the Ford Foundation, multi - million - dollar philanthropic trust set up by Henry Ford, who died in 1947. The new stock will be offered by. the Ford Foundation—not by the company. • Henry Ford II, grandson of the founder and president of the Ford Co., has' agreed with other Ford heirs to transfer 60 per cent of their exclusive voting control of the company to the new common stock, it was reported by H. Rowan Gaither Jr., Foundation president. The other 40 per cent of voting rights will remain with the Ford family. With the public sale of its stock, the company will have to disclose for the first time its assets and earnings, one of its most carefully guarded secrets,for 52*i years. Snow, Rain Fall In North By The Associated frttt Light snow, showers and cloudy skies dotted the nation's weather picture today. Snow, generally negligible for the most part, fell throughout most of yesterday and during the night through the Upper Great Lakes region and the northern Mississippi Valley. Only Duluth and International Falls, Minn., reported sizable-falls on an inch, of new snow. Reds Play Down Arms In Parade MOSCOW «V-The Soviet Union today celebrated the 38th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution with a massive parade which played down Soviet m i.l i t a r y might. • ' ' '. No new guns, armor or aircraft were displayed in a brisk SO^min- ilte:larrasxdemonstrationV the i briefest .observers ever witnessed on this holiday. : "'...•'• KeiituckyRace Has Spotlight In State Votes WASHINGTON HI — Voters in 12 states ballot tomorrow in off- year state or local elections. The results promise little in the way of national significance since most campaigns have been local and no congressional seats are being filled. The .featured contests are for governor of Kentucky and mayor of Philadelphia. Most political ob-. servers, forecast Democratic victories. Both posts now are held by Democrats. State legislatures will be elected in Kentucky, New Jersey and Virginia. Mississippi is the only other state electing a governor but the winner of the Democratic primary, Atty. Gen. J. P. Coleman, is unopposed. City elections, many of them nonpartisan, will be held in Boston, Cleveland, Indianapolis and dozens of smaller cities in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming. DeSapio Denies Backing Pledged For Harriman NEW YORK LiV-Democratic National Committeeman Carmine G. DeSapio says there is "no specific plan to solicit the pledges of delegates anywhere outside the state of New York" for Gov. Averell Harriman for the Democratic presidential nomination, DeSapio also says he knows of no plan—"presently or in the future"—to enter Harriman in any state presidential primary. Stocks Again Advance NEW YORK (ft — Stocks .paced ahead today in an active market in its third day of strong recovery. Dulles To Ask Arms Slash Support * * Soviet Will Receive Request During Geneva Sessions By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER i GENEVA MV-The United States will make a new effort this week to get Russia to join promptly in disarmament measures designed to make impossible a massive surprise attack by either of the world's great atomic powers; Secretary of Slate Dulles, it was learned, will tell Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov that agreement on such measures — keyed to President Eisenhower's U. S»Soviet aerial inspection plan — could be followed readily by other steps leading to ^worldwide arms reduction and control of atomic weapons. • Dulles Is prepared to assure Molotov that while the United States considers aerial inspection an essential measure in preventing surprise attack, it is prepared to consider any other suggestions for action (lie Soviets may put forward. Meanwhile, a committee of Big Four expert* seeking agreement barriers to develop East-West contacts have found the "Spirit of Ge- neva'' wearing thin- Authoritative sources say three days of secret negotiations between representatives of the Big Three Western Powers and the Soviet Union have failed to produce agreement on any major point. The Russians have rejected proposals for a freer exchange of ideas and information except on technical matters. They want Western scientists, engineers and know-how to the SovieU, but they maintain other — „... be "dangerous interference ' in Soviet internal affairs. Big Three negotiators have turned down Russian demands to end the West's ban on the sale of strategic goods to the Soviet bloc and have refused to discuss a Com munist "freedom of the seas" proposal. The latter would have put the West in the position of opposing the Nationalist Chinese block on the lowering o( Irca Certain agronomist* to contribute thetrlade of the Chinese mainland. Egypt, Israel File Charges Of Violations Peacemakers Face New Complaints In Middle East Strife v JERUSALEM tffl — A new show, er of charges of violations of the Palestine armistice confronted peacemakers today'in the troubled Middle East. They included an Israeli declaration that Egyptian troops were en trenched in the demilitarized zone of the Egyptian Sinai, "constituting a longstanding violation and a threat to civilian life." An Israeli Foreign Office spokesman said "Israel is fully aware of the presence of Egyptian troops" in the zone, opposite the scene of last week's, bloody El Sabha clash. The spokesman said "prohibited numbers" of troops were in the area where the armistice agreements permits only three Egyptian checkposts with a total of 30 soldiers. Israel also accused Egypt of a new raid near the Gaza strip. Other claims and counterclaims were exchanged by Jordan and Is- •acl. Jordan charged Israel with five fresh armistice violations and the Israelis countered with a claim ihat Jordan troops dynamited two houses in a border village near Kfar Saba in central Israel. The Israeli-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission met last night to take up the dynamiting charge. Scheele Predicts Polio, TB Likely To Be Eradicated WASHINGTON — (INS) — U. S. Surgeon General Leonard A. Scheele predicted today that diseases such as paralytic polio and tuberculosis will be almost unknown in this country during the next generation. Scheele declared that the "spectacular decline" in the death rate from certain diseases in recent years should be followed by even greater medical achievements. Scheele said that the most recent "forward step" in this field has been the development of the Salk polio vaccine. Doctor Says Eisenhower FitToFlv' President Expects To Make Trip Back ; To Capital Friday ; By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER «9—President Eisenhower will leave the hospital Friday and fly back to Washington, >ut his doctors said today it may 30 late January or early February before he is in a position to decide whether to seek re-election. Dr. Paul 'Dudley White, rioted Boston heart specialist, told a news conference it will entirely up to the chief executive to make a decision, as to whether to ,run again, _ . '•.... ;. • .'••-. No Ciue To Plans And Eisenhower's personal phy- ician. Maj. Gen. Howard M. 'Snyder, said at the same news conference that the "President ha* given him no clue as to his 1955 plans. Snyder added that he doubts :hat'Eisenhower has given anyone else a clue. ••..'< White and the other members -of Eisenhower's medical team met. with newsmen after their latest exhaustive physical examinations of the 55-year-old President, who was stricken with a "moderate" heart attack Sept. 24. Due To Leave Friday In advance of the White session with Eisenhower, White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said the "best guess" still is that the President will check out o£ Fitzsirhons Army Hospital Friday, the day tentatively fixed by physicians •'•; there. That wilt be seven weeks after his Sept. 24 heart attack and nearly three months after he arrived in Denver Aug. 14 for a work : and play vacation. The next item on the President's agenda for the day was a busi- jness meeting with Secretary of Welfare Folsom. Secretary of Commerce Weeks, will see the President after he returns East. The present plan is for Eisenhower to stay at the White House in Washington next weekend, then travel on to his farm at Gettysburg, Pa., probably a week from today. White arrived here yesterday afternoon for his fourth examination of the President in six weeks, The physician went immediately to the hospital, consulted at length, with the staff doctors and then spent some time with Eisenhower. There was no immediate word on the conclusions reached, 'but medical bulletins from the hospital continued to report the President's condition was satisfactory. Court Martial Ruled Invalid WASHINGTON IB . — ' The Supreme Court today struck down, a law permitting the armed services to court-martial ex-GIs for crimes committed while in the service. The decision means that former Air Force Sgt. Robert W. Toth o£ Pittsburgh cannot be tried by the 1 Air Force for the killing of a South Korean civilian. Bong Soon KiU . Justice Black delivered the ma* jority decision. The vote was 5-3. Justices Reed, Burton and Minton dissented. Segregation Outlawed In Public PJaygrotuids WASHINGTON Suprem* Court today upheld a decision outlawing racial segregation in public parks and playgrounds. The decision was given by the U.S. Circuit Court in Richmond, Va. - " • Estate Of Slain Sportsman Valued At 5 To 10 Millions NEW YORK Wi-Socialite sportsman William Woodward Jr., 35, shot to death eight days ago by his wife who says she mistook him for a prowler, left an estate estimated between S and 10 million dollars. The value of the estate was reported today by newspapers which also said the principal beneficiaries of Woodward's will are his wife, Ann. and two sons,. William 111, 11. and James, 1 The will is to be probated this week. Woodward's estate includes his famed belair stud farm at Bowie, Md., and this year'* outstanding race horse Nashua. Police investigators have reported finding nothing contrary to Mrs, Woodward's claim that the shotgun death in the couple's Oyster Bay, N. Y., home was an accident . Nassau County Detective Chief. Stuyvesant Pinnell said yesterday a study of Woodward's will shed no new light on the case.: He refused to discuss details of the document, but stated: . ':,.••'.• "I know enough about Woodward's finances now to know that, there were no financial difficulties betwt«n him and his wffo." , . "She had already been made independently wealthy enough "\'«tf that she could take care of herielf (or the rest pf her lit*"* \. : '

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