Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 14, 1955 · Page 1
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ize Suspect In Airliner Blast " •-.. ' • - •• .'•: JL . - • . • . • . . • -•,- •••;': The Weather Cloudy, colder tonight. Low 3035. Cloudy, cold tomorrow. Cloudy, milder Wednesday. igh, 76; low, 49; noon, 72. Rainfall, .14 inches. River, 3.35 feet. Humidity, 57 pet. FINAL VOL. LXXXVI.—NO. 314 AlHeiattd frttt Scrv/e*—4P Winphott CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1955 S«rrrc« 16 Page* 6 CENTS Denver Man Blamed For Fatal Crash Took Out Insurance On Mother, One Of 44 Wreck Victims DENVER Wi—The arrest of a Denver man for sabotaging a United Air' Lines plane in which his mother died was announcec today by the.. Federal Bureau o Investigation. .John Gilbert Graham, 23. whose most recent job was helping his mother operate a drive-in restau rant here, will be arraigned this morning, the FBI said. . -,,-The FBI said Graham took ou $37,000 worth of insurance on his mother, Mrs. Daisy King, at the Denver airport while there to place her aboard the plane en route to Alaska. ? Forty-four : persons died in the Nov. 1 crash of the UAL DC6B in a sugar beet field 32 miles north of here near Longmbnt, Colo. Appeared To Explode : Witnesses reported the airliner appeared to explode, and official investigators subsequently confirmed that something "foreign' aboard the ship was responsible for a "bomb-like" blast. r The FBI said U.S. Atty. Donald Kelley of Denver .had authorized the filing of a : complaint against Graham. Graham had been working with his mother in a drive-in restaurant in Denver,' helping to pay off the balance on $4,200 in checks the youth had forged against a Denver flfconcern. Mrs. King, had paid $2,"^00 of the ,loss at the time young Graham received a' ; five-year sus- -'••' pended sentence, on conviction -of the forgery ]n".l951.". -—*-• -FBI Director "J. Edgar Hoover said in Washington the formal charge in the ,case is violating a " section of the federal code which makes it a crime'to sabotage a national defense facility or materials. The code lists commercial airliners among such facilities. In his first announcement Hoover gave no details of the alleged cabotage. Investigators, however, have reported that a cargo compartment of the crashed -plane showed' evidence of an explosion which they said came from something foreign to' the 'plane itself. Luggage was carried in the compartment. •The FBI said Graham took out 137,000 worth of insurance on.-his mother, Mrs. Daisy King of Denver, when he took'her to the Denver airport .Nov. '1. Mrs. King was on her way to Anchorage, Alaska, for a .visit. She was among the victims of the crash. Placed In Orphanage The FBI announcement said Graham was born in Denver in 1932. He was placed in an orphanage following the death of Kis father in 1935. He later 'lived with his mother and • stepfather, Mr. (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) California Man Attempts To Kill Sons With Pills VAN NUYS, Calif. OP)—A draft- Ing engineer is in jail today on suspicion of trying to kill his two young sons with sleeping pills. _ Peter Ramsey Stitick, 39, was arrested yesterday and booked on suspicion of. assault with intent to commit murder. . Police said Miss Clara Morgan, a friend of Stitick, visited his home Saturday night and found the boys, Thomas, 12, and. Joseph, 10, unconscious in their bedroom. The boys were rushed to an emergency hospital where their stomachs were pumped. Doctors said they, would recover. Held War Plane Sabotage John Gilbert Graham, shown-in Denver police station todajv is being held by FBI agents, who said he would be .charged with sabotage, in crash of airliner in Colorado, .in which 44 persons were killed. His mother was among victims. • (Af Photofax) _ __— - . .. • |...... •:_.Russia Refuses'Deal 9 On U. N. Admissions .GENEVA—4B-yRussia has refused a ,4".toM3 package .deal on J.N; .memberships,-Western officials reported-today. .. ,:..... V. M. Molotov is insisting that Outer Mongolia be include'd in ommunist countries to be admitted to the world organization, making t a deal of five Soviet satellites for 13 Western-sponsored nations— Miner Union Official Hits il Dumping WASHINGTON." UP) — Thomas Kennedy, vice president of the iiited Mine Workers (UMW) said oday that in combating coal area nemployment "the first attack nould be on the dumping of resid- al oil." Kennedy thus renewed: the 'MW's- longstanding campaign .to et Congress- to curb imports of esidual oil, which is left over after ie refining process. The oil is sed mostly as fuel. The UMW official said in a statement prepared-for^a hearing .of-.a enate-House subcommittee on for- ign economic policy that government and petroleum industry rec- rds show such imports to b'e "rap- dly increasing." . In. addition to urging that "the umping of residual oil... stop- ed," Kennedy proposed an import uota "so as to avoid dislocation n the coal industry." There was ome talk in:Congress last session bout imposing quotas on residual 1 imports, none were voted. Con ress instead authorized President isenhower to limit imports if he ound the action necessary to na onal defense." 3wuer Of Store Slugged, Robbed CAMBRIDGE, Md. tfi — Harry 'arine, 65, was" in the hospital Dday with-cuts'on the face and ead administered, he said, by a egro -who robbed .him .of $143 in is general store, at Brookview ast~ night. '.' Marine told Sheriff David Bradlaw he was .knocked, out by he robber who came in the store hile 1 he was alone: ^Congressional Probers Hint ^Scandal' In Federal Agency -WASHINGTON tf) — Congressional investigators have turned over to.the General; Accounting Ojt- fice reports of some '. Commodity Credit Corp. practices which they said "may have serious and pos- wbly scandalous proportions." The statement is contained in a 100-page report made by, the staff of the House Appropriations Com- jmittee on major activities, of the Agriculture Department. .The report, dated Dec. 29, 1»54 •nd still locked % in committee files, hinted at what il called "favoritism" in awarding .contracts and "culpable negligence" in pur- sometimes an attitude'in handling stored crop, surpluses .that 'since "only government-owned commodities and taxpayers' dollars are involved — why worry!" The report was-prepared primarily for; (he committee's information, and became available indirectly. .'•:': Its major criticism was directed at the Commodity Credit Corp. The department's major agency to handle surplus crops, and the CCC's operating agency, the Commodity Stabilization Service. The report dealt generaliy with activities in which it said "deficiencies warranting the attention chasing supplies. It said there is of the committee" were found. 18 in all, it was reported. This would bring the U.N.'s roll to 78 members. . The. Soviet position 'was reported to :have been made clear in a two-hour talk yesterday between Molotov and U.S. Secretary-Dulles. The Western powers were reported divided on these lines: 1. The United States', Dulles told Molotov, is prepared to abstain from voting against 'the admittance of four Communist states- Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Albania. At first he strongly objected to including Albania, but finally gave way on that point. O • 1 /^l • ' £' Keich tihiet. ee In Saar Vote Seek Solution To : Problem Following Referendum Result •, By BRACK'CURRY BONN, Germany Ifl — France and West Germany have agreec to seek a new solution for the Saar problem. French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay and West German Chancel lor-Konrad Adenauer announced in a joint communique yesterday they., would tackle the problem in cooperation with the new Saar gov ernment to be elected Dec. 18. They said the solution would be sought in the light of the referen dum of Oct. 23 in which Saarland ers voted two to one against "Eu ropeanization" of their rich bor derland.. Accepted By French This anti-Europeanization vote is now accepted by the French as showing clearly that the Saarland ers want eventually to return to .heir German fatherland. The French and German govern ments, in seeking a new solution ibpe to eliminate the coal and stee! jasin as a cause of friction in :heir goal toward European unity. Pinay had a three-hour talk with :he 79-year-old Adenauer. It was he first major conference for the chancellor since he became ill on Oct. 7. No hint of the probable nature if'-the new solution was given. In-.'the negotiations which led to he v rearmament of West Germany n''aiiiance with NATO, France and lermany agreed to "Europeaniza- ibn"'bf the Saar. A commissioner appointed by seven West European allies was to be placed over the >aar which would have its own in- ernal government. France would etain its economic hegemony over he area in lieu of World War II eparations, and to balance her oal and steel production against Jermany.'s in the European coal md steel pool. PretnieivQuit Post Pro-German parties defeated the Suropeanization project, however, md the pro-French premier of the iaar, Johannes Hoffmann reigned. The announcement that the new ;overnment to be elected next month would be consulted in seek- ng a new solution meant the Saar-' anders would have a say for the Speaking of Outer Mongolia, however, one American informant said "how can they expect us to accept as qualified for U.N. membership a country which doesn't! seem to have an ambassador inj Moscow?" 2. Britain is willing to accept all five of the. Soviet candidates. 3: France considers the whole deal shsuld be put on the' shelf as long as the Algerian item is still on the U.N. General Assembly's agenda. She walked out of (Continued on Page-2, Col. 1) Robert Sherwood, Noted Playivright, Dies In Hospital NEW YORK tf) - Playwright Robert E. Sherwood, 59, died today in New York Hospital. He suffered a "moderate" heart attack early Saturday and after briefly rallying, had weakened steadily since noon yesterday^ Sherwood won three Pulitzer prizes for dramas and another for a, biography "Roosevelt -and Hopkins." ' Some '. months ago Sherwood canceled a contract with the National . Broadcasting Co., to write a series of one-hour television scripts at -a fee of $25,000 each. Three months ago he inderwent an operation at Doctors Hospital. irst time in deciding their status. Frigid-Blasts The Associated Pr«s» Widespread precipitation blank- New President Reads InaiiguralAildress Coup Staged In Drive On 'Nazi 5 Setup Maj., Gen. Pedro Aramburu, flanked by officials, reads inaugural address in Buenos Aires yesterday, after taking oath of office as provisional president of Argentina. He succeeds-, Gen. Lonardi, after military bosses acted to. stop "rightest trend," they announced. (AP Photofox via radio from Buenos Aires today) ' Eisenhower, Mamie Leave For His Farm 'Gettysburg "Prepares -j Welcome On Arrival After Trip By Auto WASHINGTON Wi-It's back to he farm for President Eisenhower oday — for six weeks-that may veil determine his plans about eeking another term in the White louse. Feeling fine, his doctor.says, and eady to assume a gradually in- Teasing burden, ot official duties, he President, planned to leave around 10:30 a.m. EST for the Get- ysburg. Pa., farm which has been lescribed by an aide as ''the ap- le of his eye." Mrs. Eisenhower was to accom- tany him on the 2^2-hoifb motor rip. Today is her 53th birthday nd there' a family party to- light at their trim while farm louse. Gettysburg, determined as ever o' take the first family in stride and let them have privacy, ouldn't resist a little celebration liis time in honor of the Presi- eted the western quarter of the dent's recovery from a heart at- nation today while -parts of the East basked in near Indian summer. The ' Midwest endured seasonal temperatures as mild weather prevailed in the Gulf region. Below zero weather gripped Montana and North Dakota with Cut Bank, Mont., recording -12. In the West, snow hit the northern Rockies" and western Plateau regions. Rain was common through sections of California and Utah, Elko, Nev., and Gooding, Idaho, each had three inches of new snow overnight. Ike Goes To His Office As Usual WASHINGTON OB- - President Eisenhower: .put in a.-business-as- usual appearance at. his' .-/White; House office today. '••!;.:'-' Back only iFriday from- Denver where he spent seven weeks • recovering from a heart attack, he appeared at the office just before 8:30 a.m. That was a few minutes later than his customary, starting time. Three Men Die In Blast, Fire On Radar Ship (Picture on Page 2) NEW YORK CR-Fire exploded a fuel tank aboard a Navy radar picket ship at dawn yesterday, dlling three men and injuring two others. The fire was brought under control six hours later. The stricken ship, the Searcher, More Clashes In Gaza Strip Area Reported Israel, Egypt Claim ••'•< •-Border Violations, Jordan Files Charge JERUSALEM MV- Four.border violations were charged yesterday by Israel and her Arab neighbors. An Israeli military spokesman said a patrol was fired on from an Egyptian position near Nahal Oz. an Israeli settlement opposite Egy- tian-held Gaza. He said the patrol suffered casualties but did not re- lurn the fire. An Egyptian spokesman in'Gaza said an Israeli coast guard launch •iolated Egyptian territorial wa- .ers on the coast of the Gaza strip, ie said shore batteries opened fire and forced the launch to withdraw. Israel charged Jordan with two incidents. Leaders Claim Trend To Rightist' Ride Must Be Wiped Out BUENOS AIRES, Argentina * — Argentina's new provisional president, Maj. Gen. Pedro Eugenic Aramburu, swore in three key Cabinet members today to help him guide his new. government on its obviously hazardous course. . Friends of .Gen. Eduardo 'Lonardi. ousted yesterday by Aram- bum's forces, have vowed revenge for what they call "trea^ son." Ringleaders. of the movement which, removed Lonardi,. leader of the September revolution against Juan D. Peron,: said he had to go to insure "true democracy." • Luis A. Podesta Costa, a 70- year-old lawyer, took the oath as foreign minister, replacing Lonardi's appointee, Mario Amadeo; one of the chief targets i of the critics who complained Lonardi's administration was too far to the extreme, fight. BUKO Again Take* Office Dr. Eduardo Busso became interior minister again, resuming the duties he resigned only last Saturday, an action which helped precipitate Lonardi's downfall. Navy Capt, Sadi Bonet was sworn in - as transport minister, succeeding Maj. Gen. Juan Jose Uranga'. .... . . ' .. , (Censorship .-was imposed on news dispatches from Buenos Aires today, those cabled and ^QSe^-dictated by telephone.) - Ferori Sees More Changes From his exile in Panama, Peron said the changes in the Argentine government "were expected and will continue . . . There will be others shortly." Crowds shouted "Nazis no, de-' mocracy yes" .as the new president took over his office. Aramburu. a 52-year-old professional soldier, commanded rebel army units in the uprising against Peron and was named army chief of staff when the revolutionary government took over in September, Aramburu took the oath of office at Casa Rosacla, the government house, late in the afternoon and immediately named a junta to help him rule the country. The first announcement said the junta would be made up of the ministers of the An Israeli army spokesman said . arm - v - nav >" anct air *? rce was on station at-'sea 125 mileslarmed Jordanians attempted toj' 1 was expanded to include the blow up a house in Rosh Haayinl vice P resident - Adm - Isaac Rojas, village, four miles west of the COI » ma nder of naval operations. southeast of here. Navy and Coast luard vessels rushed to .her aid; killed in the blaze were "completely carbonized," the Navy said. The Searcher had recently start- tack. A large segment of the battlefield town's 7,200 residents planned to turn out for a welcoming cere- (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4) Tongay Flees Prison Guard NEW ORLEANS tfl — Police today hunted for Russell Tongay, the former swimming instructor board tank and roared with in- An amphibious plane flew three Jordan border - He said some dam- of the most severely injured meni a S e resulted, but, there were no o New York City. One died on casualties. he way to the Naval, Hospital at Another Israeli spokesman Lonardi conferred at his home with some members of his ousted government. His only public com- •ment was a statement to reporters who escaped from a Florida offi- By contrast, readings in the midjcer here last night while serving a Albans, Queens. The bodies of the two others territory in. the "triangle area"| (v . by'tne"decision oTcertain ' farther nort . h . tooUng « herd of||," er s of the armed forces Dne aj«- Jordan s soldiers entered Israeli! "This has come about exclusive! " " mem- goats and kidnaping a shepherd. In Cairo, reliable source's said ed a new tour of patrol duty off'Egypt and Israel had disagreed the Atlantic Coast east .of Cape May, N. J. A converted Liberty ship, she is crammed with, expensive radar equipment. It cost four million dollars to fit her out for this job. The fire broke out in the star- on two points in the latest U.N. Maj. Gen.. Juan Jose Uranga, transport minister in Lonardi's government, issued a fiery statement accusing "ambitious de- volve Israeli police in the El Aujakion. 50s and low 60s extended early to-'lO-year manslaughter sentence injmidship superstructure. The Navy the'death of; his Aquatotdaughter'called the damage moderate. Tongay was brought frb,m 'the) Florida State Prison at. Raiford.| Wif yi Ma(e , fiofly Fla., by transfer agent Jimmiei J day northward from Ohio into southern New York. Its nature was not disclosed. Georgia. Noted Specialist Dies BALTIMORE tfi — Burial services for Dr. Samuel J. Crowe, nternationally known authority on deafness and nose and throat diseases who died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital heie, will be held Wednesday morning at Athens, demilitarized zone and the marking of the zone's borders. Israel was said to be willing to withdraw troops, as proposed by tense heat, through the enginejthe U.N.. but wants to keep police! room on the second deck and the in the area. The Egyptians were said to be Simmons, to undergo treatment for a lung ailment at the Marine Hospital. Enroute back to the jail Simmons and Tongay stopped at a downtown restaurant for supper. As the agent" was paying the check, police said, Tongay fled out the door. Tlieii Collapses And Dies TRENTON, Mich.— HNS V Mrs. Lorraine Nester, 39, collapsed and! proposals to ease tension along'ments" of seizing control of the their border. The. two points in-j"destiny of the-liberating revolu- t'ftfvo Icrspli nA^ic-o in f ho "KM An T*» 'ft/tp '* (Continued on Page 2, Col. 5) NBC Makes First Oversea Telecast insisting that police also be with- NEW Cfl— NBC-TV yester- drawn. Egypt has charged that ida >' presented what it called the Israeli police in the zone werei first Jive - transoceanic telecast troops in disguise from a foreign country to the United States. The telecast, from Havana, Cuba, was used on NBC's ''Wide NICOSIA, Cyprus <Ji — A timejtt'ide World" program. A special- British Ship Bombed , , „...(, died last night after viewing the| bomb eroded under a Bntishjly equipped plane flying at 11,000 body of her husband, Lionel, in al nav - v P atro1 boat iri th « drydock:feet fio miles off Florida relayed a - Famagusta early today. No oneithe television signal from Havana funeral home here. Nester, 42, died Thursday of a was but the vessel waslo Miami, where it was fed into heart attack. Morse Will Slum Primary Fight Old : - .•..,..,.••-..-• . • •••-.• W • : ^— 7 j-~± -m * * * * Solon Says He Favors "Wide Open" Party Convention •' Vi • •: • .: .-.••..•'• "••'• •-.-'.•'•.' • * • . */ • By JACK BELL WASHINGTON OB — Sen. Morse (D-Ore\ said today he favors a "wide open" Democratic convention next year and will stay clear of any presidential primary fight :jiat may develop .in Oregon. There have been some reports that Morse might be advanced as a "favorite son" candidate to avoid a possible Democratic split in his state. But the Oregon senator said he would not go along in any such move. "I am running for the Senate and^nothing else," be said in an interview. .-.'•• Oregon's May IS primary may find both Democratic and Repub- lican'aspirants listed on the ballot, some of them against their: wills. ... j A petition signed by 1,000 voters puts a candidate's name on the ballot, even without his consent, The candidate can't get his name off no matter how much he objects. « This might pose something of a problem for Gov. Averell Harriman of New York, who is to speak in Oregon Nov. 23 in behalf of Morse. Harriman expects to be New York's "favorite son".candidate but has said 1 he will not enter any primaries. There have been indications that Adlai E. Stevenson may elect to go into the primary. The name of Sen. Esles Kefauver of Tennessee also fauvsr into the 1952 national convention, but lost the presidential nomination to Stevenson. Stevenson apparently has strong organization support in Oregon this year. Howard Morgan, Democratic state chairman, "is officially neutral, but has made no secret of his backing for Stevenson. He has suggested that "Harriman and Tammany Hall money" might help finance- Kefauver in primary fights with Stevenson while badly damaged. the NBC network. lest Veteran Of-Civil War Observes His 113th Birthday FRANKLIN, Tex. Mr, — The old-lcoming too much of .a strain on est of the four surviving Civil War veterans. Walter W. Williams, quietly marked his 113th birthday today. He had his celebration yesterday. •'The former forage master of Hood's Texas Brigade joined wUh approximately 75. members of his family in singing "happy birthday" to himself at the family farm home 15 miles southeast of here. Williams and his 84-year-old wife, Ella Mae. ; • ; , ; ^ Williams said he has not changed his formula offered a year ago for a long life. '.;.• "Lead a clean, moral life. Get up for: breakfast, stay around for * dinner,'and go to bed with supper," he repeated. , < Toward the sole survivor o£ the Union Army, Alfred Woolson. 109, Duluth, Minn., Williams said he A family dinner was the highlight; feels "no different." The other of his day. [two living veterans, both Confed- is likely to be entered. Kc-jHarriman stands by to "sweep upitior. for Williams. Members of sr carried the state's' 12 voles'.the pieces." {faniily ssid the festivities «er« It may be the last big celebra-jerates, are William A. Lundy, thejLaurel Hill, Fla., be-|lW, Slant, V«, V d John Sailing,

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