Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 8, 1955 · Page 1
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ThtWtather fair, cold tonight. Low 20-30. Cloudy, cold tomorrow. Milder Thursday. High, 48; low, 23; noon, 39. River, 2.87 feet. Relative humidity, 67 per cent. VOL. LXXXVL—-NO. 308 frta S*vie»—AP WircpAoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1955 Inttrnational Nm Strcict 20 Page* 6 CENTS Ike Plans Two Broadcasts Friday Negro Boy's UncIeFaces Quiz By Jury Sharecropper Due To Testify In Till Youth Kidnup .. GREENWOOD, Miss: Wi—An- elderly Negro: sharecropper ; and a teen-age farm hand, who said they tied to Chicago for safety, are e\ pected to testify today -before a grand jury , considering', kidnaping charges in the famous Emmett Till case. ': . .' Testimony of Mose Wright, 64- year-old uncle of the 14-year-old: Chicago ^Negro abducted by two white men, and 18-yea"r-6ld : Willie Reed forms the heart of the state's case against the two men. - The two Negroes arrived in Greenwood Sunday night from Chicago and said they", had no fear of being harmed, although both said they fled Mississippi earlier for fear of being killed. Grand Jury Is AH White The Leflore County Grand Jury . working through a heavy docket -.yesterday, delayed until today con- 'sideration of kidnap charges against 24-year-old Roy Bryant and his half-'brother, 36-year : old John W. Milam. The 20-man, all-white grand jury will decide whether Bryant or Milam will stand trial No Negroes were called on. the 64-fnan jury panel from which; the grand jury was picked. Dist. Atty. Stanny Sanders said the jury's ; decisiph will be released in its final- report, probably Wednesday. _ . : The grand jury could indict them under one ; of two Mississippi kid- naping statutes. One provides the death penalty,, the other carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, in the event of- conviction. .Bryant and Milam are free on $10,000 bond• each, . A .trial-jury in adjoining Tallahatchie County found them ihrio cent of murdering Till. , ' IdentifjedJBpthvMenj. -h,. ant as the"'two men who.rousefcTill from bed about 2:30 .a.m."'Aug. 28 and took him away-because he allegedly made off-color remarks and wolf-whistled at Mrs. Bryant. Heed testified that he saw Milam with Till several hours after Bryant and Milam said.they released the Chicago Negro Boy. The scene was a plantation run by Milam's brother," Leslie Milarri, Reed iesti- fied. Officers testified the two white men admitted taking / Till' from Wright's farm- shack in nearby Money, but said they freed him unharmed when they found he was the wrong Negro. Barbara Hutton, Bar on von Cramm Wedded In France PARIS (fl—Dime store heiress Barbara Hutton 'slipped out to suburban Versailles today and married her sixth husband, one-time German tennis star Baron Gottfreid von Cramm. V They were married before only two witnesses in a simple civil ceremony at the City Hall. The affair was conducted like an elopement despite the fact that it had been predicted for^weeks Plane Crashes School, 16 ROK Children Die SEOUL tf) — Sixteen children were killed and 12 injured -today when a South' Korean fighter plane flown by a training pilot crashec into a crowded elementary schoo near Taegu, the South Korean air force said.. . The pilot was killed in the crash of the F51 mustang at Kyang-Ju. A spokesman said, he was on one of his first solo flights. Israel Accepts JERUSALEM, Israel Sector Lfl— A foreign ministry spokesman to night announced Israel's full com pliance with U. N. Secretary Gen eral Dag Hammarskjold's proposa to. restore a lasting ceasefire on the troubled Negev-Sinai. frontier Offer Awaited By Big 3 " ._. _ ....•.., • :.- Paul'W. '.-'Wirths, who admitted prowling-the Woodwa'rdi'estate on the night;wealthy sportsman was slain, says he'heard a-shot, while on roof'and jumped 20 feet to ground and fled. He said he had climbed tree to reach'porch terrace and "enter unoccupied guest-room. •'-.•'.• tAP Photofax) CABProbers Find Evidence Bomb Set Of f Luggage Compartment Shattered, Airliner Wreckage Discloses DENVER (#>—Probers are study- ng evidence of a "bomb-like ex- losion"- which] shattered the .rear uggage kr n6i'd l 'bf a United Air Lines ilanc'ih'i'-cf ash killing 44 persons •Jov; 1; a Civil Aeronautics Board ifficials said r last night. James N. Peyton, chief of the CAB's.- investigation. division, said sidewalls of the luggage compartment '"were pushed out and the loor was in pieces." It appeared something "foreign" exploded in the airliner -crash, near jongmont, Colo., he said. Asked o explain "foreign," Peyton said meant something "not a part" of the plane. He said luggage stored in the No. 4 compartment had an acrid smell, "like gunpowder, or an ex- jloding firecracker." Peyton, would not say it was a bomb that exploded. He said: "We enow -there was an explosion on board. There are several peculiar aspects. but I don't know the answer yet," Peyton :said "there still has been no evidence of malfunction" of the aircraft. Investigators estimated the plane-was at 11,000 feet and still.'climbing when.the explosion occurred. • It was-the second United Air ,ines crash in the Rocky Mountain region within a month. Or Oct. 6'a UAL coach flight smashed nto Medicine Bow .Peak in southern Wyoming, killing all 66 aboard in the' nation's worst commercia" air lines disaster. Mother Gets Life Term In Sons' GALVESTON, Tex. MV-Mrs. Anie Laurie Williams was under two fe sentences today for killing her ons, Conrad, 8, and Calvin, 9, nd dismembering their bodies last 'eb..'lG. She was sentenced • by Dist. udge William E. Stone to not less lan two years nor more than life fter pleading guilty before two eparate juries. Both convicted the 2-year-old former dime store clerk md recommended life terms^ Mrs. Williams comment o make before being sentenced. Mrs. Williams told 'officers ,of trangling the boys and helping iury the dismembered bodies, 'hey were found in four- paper- vrapped packages after a young riend, who helped her bury them, suspicious. She had told Frigid Blasts Hit East Area By The Associated Presi It was cold and windy, with some snow, over most of the coun try today from the Rocky Moun tains eastward to the Atlanta Coast.... . Snow fell in parts of western Texas, with Lubbock reporting on inch. Snow flurries also.were re ported in northern Texas and the Oklahoma - Panhandle. It was a chilly -33 with snow at' Marfa,. in western Texas. Light snow fell over the northern half of the Midwest, with the heav iest. falls in southwestern lower Michigan. General Motors Is 'Too Big 9 , Witness Tells Senate Probe WASHINGTON t*) — T. K. Quinn, businessman .and. author, told senators today "General Motors is entirely too big." "It unwittingly-; threatens the very existence of countless good companies and eventually our own free American institutions," Quinn said in * statement' prepared for the Senate Antitrust and Monopoly subcommittee at the opening »e»- sion of * four week "study" of CM, the world's largest manu facturing firm." Quinn proposed a "maximum free enterprise bill" designed to restrict the size of large corpora tions and possibly to persuade them to break up. This, said Quinn s the way to deal .with : what h termed the "giantism issued" H said this is the "pressing, dreac ;ul issue" facing the country. Long a critic of large corpora tions, Quinn formerly was a. vice president of the General Electri Corp. He now is bead of, two sma firnia.'T. K.'Quinn Co. and Mon tor Equipment Corp., in New York He has written a number of books including. "Giant Business; Threa Democracy" and "1 Quit Mon ster Business.'.' . Sen. O'Mahoney (D-Wyo), pre siding over the hearings, has sai they are not an investigation o GM. Snow Flurric§ Seen By Sunday BALTIMORE W) — Five - day orecast: Fair and cold .Wednes- ay. Increasing cloudiness and old Thursday with some rain over outhern sections. Fair .and cold ^riday. Warmer over the week- nd except turning colder Sunday ir'bugh Western Maryland, pre- eded by : showers and followed by now flurries over the mountains, 'emperatures will average 3 to 6 agrees below normal. .-.•,.; ; iim 'the packages contained spoiled •enison. Dist. Atty. Marsene Johnson Jr. aid that Mrs. Williams will not be ligible for parole for a "minimum if 17 years. Baltimore Negro Faces Array Trial HAMILTON AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. UP)—An ; airman who refusec o report to a work detail because said it was against his religious principles will be tried by a special court martial Wednesday on charges of "willful disobedience of a lawful order.'' ., Airman 3-C Jerome Dyson, 22- year.-old Negro from Baltimore kid., faces a possible maximum sentence of six months confine ment at hard labor, forfeiture oi :wo-thirds of his .pay 'for six months, and a bad - conduct dis charge. Grain Prices Decline ; CHICAGO «t—Grains turned low er at the opening on the Board 'o: Trade today. Dealings were moder ately active. was^breaking Prowler Says He Heard Shot At N.Y. Estate Attempted Burglary ' Of Woodward Home At Time Of Slaying MINEOLA, .N.: Y., UP! -A prowl r, who at firsts denied being on he; estate; of-.-,William E.;;'. Woqd- dea'th;'* nto the" house at; the timer Paul W. 'Wirths' new version ;of iis activities , in the early morn- ng of Oct. 30 was reported by Nassau County -police officials 'yesterday, . '"'':"-..-.. The new account supports on ;ome points the story given by jeaiitiful, blonde Ann Woodward vho said she thought she was shooting at a prowler when she killed her wealthy sportsman msband. Mrs. Woodward, 39, who has been in a hospital under a doctor's care for shocf and grief since the day of the shooting, told police a noise woke her around 2 o'clock hat Sunday morning and deep- seated fear of -a prowler panicked ier into shooting blindly into a darkened hall. Wirths found a glass-paneled door leading from the roof into an unoccupied guest room. It was un- ocked but dampness made it sticky and caused a noise when he forced t open. When the door was flung open, a curtain - blew out and swept across Wirths' face, startling him and causing him to knock a shotgun he was carrying against the )uilding. He paused a moment and was just stepping into the room when de heard the gunfire downstairs. He thought it was fired at him, "It sounded like a cannon. ] didn't wait. I got the hell out of there," he told police. Students Foiled In Plan To Paint Vp Pitt's Campus PITTSBURGH W)"—Eleven West Virginia University students decided to "paint up the University oi Pittsburgh" early today and ended up in the pokey. They spread pro-West Virginia slogans around the Pitt campus un til the night superintendent spotted them and called police. Things looked black for the Mountaineers until police receivec a call from Capt. Tom Hamilton Pitt's athletic director. He asked police to let the pris oners loose so they could return whence they came. West Powers Will Be Given Molotov Plan Moves For German . Reunification Seen Speeded At Sessions By JOHN HIGHTOWER GENEVA (.ft— Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. -Molotov returned o the Big Four conference today rom top level .talks in Moscow. Western leaders believe a remark he made in the -Soviet cap :tal about bringing "better baggage" with him meant his three- day talks there had softened Soviet opposition to Germany's early reunification. Friendlier Attitude Seen j American authorities also.specu- .ated he might be ready to put a; more friendly front on Russia's attitude toward President Eisen- icwer's proposal for reciprocal aerial inspection of military instal- ations in the United States and the Soviet Union— while renewing the Soviet demand for prompt outlaw- ng of atomic weapons. Molotov, who went to Moscow ast .weekend and participated in the celebration of the Bolshevik revolution anniversary, indicated there last. night 1 he might be bring- :ng new proposals to Geneva. Answering a question at a Kremlin reception, he said: "I arrived in Moscow with good baggage and I am leaving with even better baggage because - ] heard a good many things here." Told of Molofov's remark Soviel Premier B u 1 g a n i n commented with a smile, "that is exactly right." Looks For Agreement Molotov added he thought .it possible for the Geneva meeting of foreign ministers to produce ah East-West agreement, saying, "why should we have gone to Geneva if we did not think we could reach agreement." "Of c o it r\s e," he continued, "there will be certain difficulties on some questions. But you know the Russian proverb, 'Mos cow was not built in one day.' " Whatever the Russian's next move may. be, it seemed clear the conference was*going into a critical phase and that Germany was the heart of it, German diplomats converged on Geneva to share the climax. Reds Reject Protest Over Sale Of Arms WASHINGTON UR— Russia is reported to have brushed aside a trong protest by Secretary of State Dulles against Communist shipments of big quantities of weapons to Egypt. Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov is understood to have made clear that his government will do nothing to stop the flow of Communist tanks, jet fighters and artillery already under way to Egypt. Egypt'is paying for them with, cotton and rice. At least half a dozen Communist ships, carrying the first of some 80 million dollars worth of weapons are reported to have unloaded their cargoes at Egyptian ports, often at night. Diplomatic officials said Molotov made known - his government's re fusal to interfere during a far- ranging talk on Middle Eastern problems with Dulles at Geneva Details of Dulles' -talk with Mo lotov, his third in six weeks on this problem, have been kept se Dime Store Heiress Weds \o. 6 cret. But it was learned Molotov defended the arms that deal Mother Ends Her Life After Daughter Weds CHICAGO-<INS)-A lonely Chi cago mother was found hanged in her home today, a few hours af ter her daughter was married. The body' of the mother, Mrs Elizabeth Kowalski, 40, was founc by her husband, Frank, 45, a stee worker, in their daughter's room; Dime Store Heiress Barbara Button is shown with her sixth husband. Baron Gottfried von Cramm, former German tennis stai\ They were married-today in Versailles, France. She will be 43 next Monday. It is his second marriage. '. (AP Photofax) Police Accuse Woman In Poisoning Of Boys NEW ORLEAi\ 7 S — l£) — A 27-year-old woman, who police said threatened "to get even .somehow" in a neighborhood quarrel, was in jail today booked with;murder.:in:,tlie-poison deaths ofitwo little boys. .-•; William: Baughman^Kv 7; : 'ind his sk-yffi-otd' brother Lawrence died within hours of each other Oct. 13. The Orleans Parish coroner Eden Reveals Plan To Cheek Spy Activities LONDON W> — Prime Minister Sden proposes a bipartisan con- lerence of eminent Britons to study 'further precautions" to prevent any recurrence of the Burgess- Maclean Red spying case. Eden told the House of Commons last night the Foreign Of-| 'ice has adopted "correct and care- 'ul security measures" for the fu- ,ure. But he added his government vould like the bipartisan conference to explore "whether any fur- her precautions can properly be :aken to reduce the risk of treachery-." He suggested the conference be composed of privy councillors representing both his 'Conservative >arty and "the opposition Labor- tes. The Privy Council consists of national leaders whose normal duty is to advise the Queen. The searching examination of security measures resulted from the activities of two renegade diplomats, Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, who fled Britain in 1951. They are believed to be in Russia or elsewhere behind the Iron Curtain. at the time ruled they died o accidental poisoning, caused bj eating phosphorous poisoni used in rat a'nd roach control campaigns. Mrs. Mary Moss Falcon, of Vioet.-La., was booked with murder ast night in connection with the death of ,the boys. Mrs.-Falcon the rent collector at the house n which the Baugfcman- family ived. Officers said Mrs.' Falcon lad a quarrel with , Mrs. Helen Jaughman in September;' prom sing to "get even somehow." Officers said Mrs. Falcon was looked with murder as providec under the state's criminal code vithout clarification. The boys lived with their par ents and five other children in one room. Their only subsistence was e ?7-a-week allowance given by a Catholic church. Neighbors saic :hey begged for pennies and fow and they frequently scavengec .hrough garbage cans in search of something to eat. Mrs. Falcon, whom police said also used the aliases "Mary Jackson" and "Mrs. William Hart," ost her job shortly after the squabble with Mrs. Baughman. She re- rortedly left for Violet the day the joys died. Sharett Seeks Arms In U. S. JERUSALEM tfl Foreign Minister Moshe Sharelt will go to the United States this week to renew Israel's bid for arms. A Foreign Ministry spokesman explained the request arises from renewed Israeli -.. Arab border clashes' and efforts by the Soviet bloc to penetrate the Middle Easl through arms and , economic aid for Arab states. He said: "Previously, we had been favorable "to a limitation or restriction of armaments to the Middle East. Now we ask for the right to a balance in armaments," Dixie Leaders Ponder Court Ruling * * Some Believe Public Playgrounds AndPoolsMay Close ly Th«. Auoctatcd; Prest Some Southern leaders.feel that the U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing racial segregation In places supported by public funds may mean the end of most public golf courses, playgrounds and swimming pools in the Jjouth. Others believe that the problems created by the decision will be worked out gradually. fteactions to the Monday decision of the high court follow tho same general pattern set after the ruling in May, 1954, that held that segre-| gation in public schools is unconstitutional. Leaders in the deep South expressed heartfelt opposition while 'those in border states were morejamenable. The courtTin separate unanimous actions, affirmed a decision holding racial segregation illegal in public parks' and playgrounds, and ordered Negroes admitted to public golf courses. The decision did not apply ,lo privately owned recrea tional facilities • Herman Talmadge, former governor of Georgia and an active leader for segregation, said "it will probably mean the end of most public golf courses, playgrounds and things of that type." But, he added, "the city (Atlanta) could sell these facilities to private individuals at its discretion."." One of the court's actions directed that an order be issued granting Negroes admission io Atlanta's public links. H. M. Holmes, a Negro physician and father of two of the three plaintiffs in the two-year-old case, said he and. his sons "appreciate the decision beyond all expression." "We know that it is right that we should be allowed to play on the city courses as.taxpaying citi zens," he said. "We understanc how to play the game of -golf and understand the courtesies of the game. You can be sure we mil do what is right," Eisenhower Set To Give Brief Talks Will Take Weekend * Rest At White House, Goes To Farm Later By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER IR — President Eisen- mwer will address the nation brief- y on television and radio when h£ checks out of Fitzsimons Army Hospital Friday and again when he arrives in Washington that aft- :rnoon. ' ; : The Denver remarks—the President's first to the country after seven weeks of hospital convalescence—will be at Lowry Air Force Base a moment before he walks up 17-step rarrip to bis private plane. Columbine III. And his equally informal talk in Washington will be at the Military Air Transport Terminal at National Airport when he steps .from the plane there..: ' . , ' To Rest At White House Eisenhower's. doctors announced icre yesterday he. will leave the hospital Friday. He will spend-the weekend resting up. in the White House after arrival in the capital, then journey by automobile Mori- day to his farm at Gettysburg, Pa., "or a further recovery period of perhaps six weeks. No specific time has been announced yet for the President's der parture from Denver or for arrival in Washington. The major TV and radio networks are.planning "live" coverage of his remarks to the nation. ' •'. The.White House made no immediate announcement on the nature of the chief executive's projected remarks, but indications are he will express personal thanks for the flood of "get well" messages he received from all over'the world, and for the prayers offered for his recovery. Warm Welcome Expected Indications are, too, the President Mil get a warm farewell from the people of Denver when he travels from the hospital to Lowry Air Force Base Friday morning—and a warm welcome home when he arrives in Washington. .There is a good deal of information available about the going- home ceremonies, but still none at all on the big political question of the moment — Eisenhower's J.9S6 plans. _ . The' President's doctors said it will be late January or early.Feb- ruary before he can make a sound decision—solely from the standpoint of his physical condition—on whether to seek reelection. Prisoner Slain By Sharpshooter To Free Hostage PHILADELPHIA tf!—A S-i-year old prisoner was shot by a police sharpshooter yesterday at Holmesburg Prison after he held a razor blade at the throat of a social worker more than two hours. Police reconstructed the situation this way: Charles Savage, 54, was in prison for parole violation. He has a police record dating to 1926. Savage called David Kaplan, 45, supervisor' of social work at the prison into his cell. Kaplan was in the cell only a few moments with the door closed but not locked when Savage whipped out the razor blade and grabbed Kaplan. Price Boosted On Newsprint NEW YORK W-Bowater Paper Co. has increased the price of its newsprint by ?4 a ton, effective Dec. 1, it was announced today. Bpwater became the eighth company to raise the price in tha latest round of increases.. The company, sales'representa- tive for Bowater Mills at Comer Brook, Newfoundland, and Calhoun, Tenn., notified publishers customers by letter. The increase will bring Bowater's price to $130 a ton, delivered in New York. Other companies have announced boosts of from S3 to SS a ton, bringing their prices in the S129 to -SI31 range. Former Magistrate's Murder Trial Recesses NEW YORK CJ! — The murder trial of Martin Yamin, former Baltimore police magistrate, was in recess today because of state elections. . .--.''.The task of selecting a jury will resume tomorrow in Kings County Court, Brooklyn. No jurors were seated at the opening session yesterday. Troops Guard Polls MANILA - (INS) — Philippine troops guarded polling places today •'-. as the nation's voters cast ballots for congressmen. Turncoat PWs May Be Freed Under High Court's Decision WASHINGTON Wv-The Supreme Court's decision freeing Robert W. Toth from military court-martial has loosened the Army's grip ori at least five discharged former Korean war prisoners it has wanted to try on collaboration charges. Three of them, who first chose to stay with the Communists and later decided to return to this country, may learn quickly whether the Army's grip is broken entirely. In San Francisco, Federal Judge Louis E. Goodman said he would rule today on their petitioh for a writ of Toth Is the habeas former corpus. Air Force sergeant who was honorably discharged .in 1953, then arrested while at work in Pittsburgh the following year and returned, to Korea to face court'-martial charges in the slaying of a South Korean civilian. .' " , '- ; The Supreme Court freed him yesterday. It »aid, in a 6-3 decision, former servicemen cannot b« iub? jected to military -trial for crimes committed while, in service. The Armr delayed * final decision on disposition of five cases it has pending. ; 4 Judge Goodman promised 'his ruling in the case of three turn-; coats, Otho G. Bell of JHillsborp, Miss., and Olympia, Wash.; William A. Cowart of Dalton, Ga., and Lewis W. Griggs of Jacksonville, Tea. . , . 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