Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 15, 1955 · Page 1
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The Weather Cloudy, showers tonight. Low • 42-47. Cloudy, colder tomorrow and Thursday. High, 72; low, 37; noon, 47. River, 3.18 jeet. Rainfall, .01 . inch. Humidity, 72 per cent. VOL. LXXXVI.—NO. 315 r™ Stnicr-Af w; w », 9 jo CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1955 Inttrnational Ntwj Scnric* 20 Paget 6 CENTS Jap Views Newest Navy Weapon Strike In Argentina Vice Admiral Kaou Magasawa, chief : o! Japan's maritime defense force,; views 1 a model of one of. the U. SJ Navy's r newest weapons, the jet-powered "seamaster" bomber, 1 as ihe-plane's features are ;xpiataed at the Pentagon today by Admiral Airleigh Burke, chief'of U. S. Naval'Operations. .'• ' -.-.'.. ''...' ; (AP Photofax) Eisenhower. , "i* . ... / Adams Confer At Gettysburg Top Aide Flies To Farm For Official Business Discussion GETTYSBURG, Pa. : Iff) — President Eisenhower eased back into the routine of his high office today and his "home town" adjusted with hardly a ripple • to his presence. ' He scheduled a meeting in mid- afternoon with his chief assistant Sherman Adams, who planned to fly here with official business stem- ^ing :-frbm-' : a''•'Cabinet meeting in Washington,- -'•',''; v. : 7:1 *'•; •'•?'-£ .Eisenhower is using, home on the outskirts of-'town as his office. His new quarters in the Gettysburg post office aren't'quite ready. Tomorrow he-will see Secretary of Commerce Weeks, only member of the Cabinet who wasn't able to confer with him at Denver. In the big, rebuilt house on the farm, Eisenhower is u s i n'g a ground floor study as a bedroom — presumably 'to' 1 avoid unnecessary stair-climbing while he con tinues .his recovery from. a heart attack. •_ It's a quiet household nowadays. While Press Secretary James C. H.agerty told. newsmen, in response to questions, that the staff-is limited to the President's valet, a cook and Mrs. Eisenhower's maid. ' Later some Filipino niessboys from the Navy will be added—an indication the Eisenhowers doing some entertaining once they have settled'in and the President', doctors have given a go-ahead. The White House has fixed up a field so helicopters can land on the farm with visitors from Washington; though most callers wil! use the Gettysburg airport anc regular small planes.ol the-Air Force or Army. Two Men Jailed On Theft Charge, Rat Gets Credit MIDDLESBORO, -Ky.Wl—Some body ratted on two men now in jaili Chances are it was' a rea rat:ioo. ; . . . Deputy Howard Johnson investi gating a farm break-in, .found a trail of corn leading to Henry Shackleford's .house. Shackleford was;arrested..; ':-.-.;' .."• f The trail : continued to • the 'home of Luther "Van Beber. He also was arrested on grand larceny charges The deputy figures^a- sack of'corn taken from • the farm contained a rat which gnawed its way to free dom, leaving the telltale trail. To Disclose His Plans ••••••* •••'.-'• .- . - - - - - - • i Newsmen Get Statement Today In Chicago .As Finiiegan Slated To Manage Campaign , CHICAGO — M>) — Adlai E. Stevenson was expected to formally nnounce today that he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination or president in 1956. ' .' : Those close to the 1952 Democratic presidential standard, bearer aid the statement—which Stevenson is to read to newsmen, at the lonrad Hilton Hotel—will announce: hat he is a candidate. The statement will reveal his pp- itical plans and outline briefly his ihilosophy of government, but he vill answer no questions. He will iold -a- news: conference tomorrow: At-that-time, he is expected to announce the selection of James A:,;Finnegan;of Philadelphia, pres; ent'Pennsylvania secretary of:;the commonwealth, as his campaign manager;-This is regarded as a >eace. move toward those party eaders who favored Finnegan as Democratic national chairman Dver Paul M. Butler of Indiana, ilected .a year ago. Butler was Itevenson's • choice succeeding Stephen Mitchell. . . In -New York last night Archibald "S. Alexander, New Jersey state treasurer, said he will either resign his post or take a leave of absence about Dec. 1 to campaign i)ir Stevenson. Alexander, as chairman of the New Jersey delegation to the 1952 Democratic National Convention, was instrumental in swinging the state's votes to Stevenson, a personal friend. COLLEGE PARK, Md. UP)—Maryand football team was unanimous- selected -today by the Atlantic ^oast; .^Conference to. represent. it ii.jMiarni's Orange'Bowl ! Jan. 2 Singer's Hobbies Lead To Divorce, Neglected Family SANTA . MONICA, Calif, UP) — Singer Mel Torme'had .so many hobbies he ignored his; family, his wife .testified in winning a divorce on cruelty grounds, Mrs.. Florence Ann Torme, 29 a former model and actress under the name Candy Tpxton,. yesterday in Superior Court :acceptec $25,000 in lieu' of alimony from the singer, also 29. In addition she will receive one-half the proceeds from the sale of 'their $65,000 home, car and furniture. Torme must, also contribute $250 a month for the children, Steven Michael 2V2,- and Mellissa, 4 -months. ; U. S. Submarine Nets Removed At Jap Port ..SASEBO,. Japan MV—-The U. S Navy- began removing,; submarine nets from Sasebo harbor today lifting the-last'sea traffic restric tions on/;Japanese• ports. "Fisher men -have -frequently-complains that the nets interfered with thei: trade.. .... Single Sialk Shot Cuts Down Paralytic Polio During Year .•-.-. v • -'. • ..'.-'..-. *--' KANSAS CITY M— Even a sin-i gle shot of Salk polio vaccine sliced paralytic polio this year 50 to 80. per ,ccnt, an official preliminary government report declared today. '••,•-...' ; The report was called "awfully good news. The vaccine works." It comes from » special Public Health Service surveillance unit summarizing all the detective work to learn what'actually happened tn children who had one or more polio shots, compared with those who had none. * Children taking the prescribed •econd and third shots should get tven better protection, said Dr. Alexander D. Langmuir, of the ti e a 1't h service's Cpmmunica ble .Disease C/enter (CDC), whic! reported the study. Sonic polio experts say the,re suits are so good that all avail able vaccine might best be usei to give single shots immediate]: to as many children as possible rather than giving a scries o three shots.lo a,smaller numbe of children. , :. They argue that single : shots Spread as quickly as possibl among the estimated 60 millio persons under age 21, would be th fastest way of building up immun ly to curb or prevent polio ep demies. In a short time, they fore see eradication of, polio. Terps Selected For Bowl Game Orange ' gainst Oklahoma. ' "We haven't yet accepted," sak laryland Coach JinvTatum. High Official [histed After Jersey Probe TRENTON, N. J. Wl-Dismissa fa high state official and suspen ion' of two workers was an- ounced today in a report ending ^20-month probe of former Re ublican Gov. Harold G. Hoffman's affairs. Gen. H. Norman' Schwarkopf vho headed the probei 'submittet he. report, to Gov. Robert B deyner. Schwarzkopf criticized former Republican State Treasurer Wai er T. Margetts Jr. and other un named state officials, who, he aid, should have caught defalca ions by Hoffman. The new dismissal and suspen ions brought to 11 the number if persons disciplined in the probe The highest official, affected b he new action;is William.S; Conk in, chief of public relations anc ecretary'of the division of em iloyment 'security. The report saic ie is being dismissed because allowed DBS'employes to do worl on state time for the Circus SainL and.Sinners 'of -America, Inc., o York. Hoffman was presiden of. the club. . . Woman Near 100 Mark Says 'Triist In Lord' . CLIFTON CITY,. Mo.- WV-"Trus n the" Lord" is the motto of Mrs Jollie Potter", who will be 100 nex Sunday. -.'-.. . .."Maybe it won't help you to liv :o,be a hundred," she said, "but will' certainly help you live."" Market Course Steady 1 "CHICAGO, tf) — The stock marke icld to a steady course today i the neighborhood of its old' recor high.'; . !'.-•'• "•:- ; .: ' ;;.". "'• ;." s Policy Void [n Airliner • Fatal Crash Confessed Saboteur Under Guard After Threat Of Suicide . DENVER Itfi — In dispassionate ones, John Gilbert (Jack) Graam related last night how he igged 25 sticks of dynamite to ex- lode aboard an airliner carrying is mother arid 43 other persons. All>-44 were-killed Nov. 1 when he big United Air Lines DC6B lew up near Longmont , Colo., nd crashed 11 minutes after it ad left Denver. • Graham, a 23:year-old convicted orger, did not. reply when asked hether he felt remorse. U. S. Atty. Donald E.,Kelly said IB Denver construction and res aurant worker, signed a "written dmission" earlier that he killed is mother -Mrs. Daisie E. King 4, to collect her $37,500 air flight nsurance. . . Insurance Invalid ; Ironically, the insurance was in alid because his mother ;had iled to -sign it before "she 'let Denver's Stapleton Airfield foi penard, Alaska, and a visit with er daughter Mrs. Helen Ruth tablutzel. The policies were taken ut at .the airport by Graham. Graham was also in line to re eive a fourth of his mother's es ate, estimated at $150,000. •Graham said he unpacked parts f the contents of a large suitcase lelonging to his mother and re slaced them with the bomb. He waived a hearing on 'peacetime sabotage" charge yes erday and was jailed in lieu o 100,000 bond. The charge carries a maximum; penalty of lOjyears in Former Star Among First Nighters n'rjsoh and $10,000,Jjne v ; ; ;^ A decision' is" expected within a day or so on further, prosecution Celley said. The U.<S. attorney met will t a t e prosecutors to consider vhether Graham should be turned iver to them for prosecution 01 Tiurder charges, punishable 1 death in Colorado. : 'iiards Placed At Cell To Prevent Suicide Try DENVER—(INS)—Denver Coun y jail guards kept a close watch oday on admitted saboteur John Gilbert Graham .for fear the 23 ear-old spoiled mother's .boy alone for the first time agains adversity, may attempt suicide. Always before when .Graham ran into trouble, his mother, 53 ear-old Daisy King would protec him. Once she even reimbursed Denver concern for money los vhen Graham wrote some $4,2(K n forged checks. But Mrs. King, whose only crim apparently was in over-protecting .he six foot-two inch handsome_ col ege student, was dead. She died along with 43 other persons, aboan the United Airlines DC-6B which >vas ripped to shreds by. a time x>mb young Graham admitted >Iacing in the plane. Graham was charged yesterday with violating the • federal la\ against sabotage. He waived pre (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4 Ousted President Explains Actions RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil tf)— Brazil was treated to the unusua episode yesterday of a depose president appearing in the Cham ber of Deputies 'and being give the floor to explain his actions. The usual pattern is for ouste chief executives in Latin . Amer ca to be sent into exile. The speaker was Carlos da Lu who left his place as president the chamber last week to assum the presidency of .the nation whe Joao Cafe Filho took leave of th office for reasons of health. New Regime Claims CGT Gladys Swarthout. former -Metropolitan Opera mezzo soprano, and her husband, Frank Chapman, arrive at Met for season's opening performance last night, brocade gown and ermine cape. •'.,'• She wears a full-skirted White (AP Photolax) Private Talks On Admission To im. Slated United Slates And Soviet To Discuss ^ Problem Solution UNITED, v NATIONS, N,Y. The United";' ; States" i and : Russia scheduled .private .talks- - -today aimed at breaking a deadlock over admitting 18 nations to the U.N. ' Western sources said hurriet arrangements for the talks were >eing made as attempts to solve ;he long-standing problem boggec down over U.S. opposition to giv- ng Soviet-sponsored Outer Mongolia a seat. Meanwhile, two plans were re- perted afoot to speed U.N. action on membership. 1. The-Special Political Commit tee, in an unusual move, offeree special priority to a plan drawn up by Canada and supported by Britain,to admit all 18 applicants. 2. Informed sources said plans were under way to call an early Security Council meeting on the question. U.S. Chief Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. said the United States lad dropped its active opposition ;o four of the five Soviet entries — Albania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. He added that the United States would not. use the veto againsl Outer "Mongolia, but he expressed doubts the country would get- the necessary seven affirmative votes in the Security Council. Colorful Pageant Marks Opening Of Met Opera Season NEW 'YORK W) -, The opening of the 71st season of the Metropoli tan Opera last night was a colorfu pageant of .beautiful'clothes, spar kling gems, rich furs — and ex emplary conduct. The high-style audience — mos of them conducting themselves liki bona fide music -lovers — left thi famed red damask Sherry's Res taurant over the Diamond Horseshoe almost deserted except a intermissions. The-opening opera was Of fen bach's "The .Tales of, Hoffman," a npt-too-heavy opera which included, pretty giris, a pantaletted Rain, Snow Due Over Weekend BALTIMORE (<PI — Five-day 'orecast: Wednesday cloudy with showers and possible thunderstorms. Turning -colder extreme west portion by afternoon or night with rain turning to snow. Partly cloudy and colder Thursday with chance of.snow flurries in mountains. Fair and continued cold Friday; Warmer Saturday ' and Sunday ' with precipitation .begin ning as^rain.or snow:in Wfestern Maryland Saturday night 'and spreading eastward' as rain on Sunday. Meyner Miuii On Courtship Of Margaret TRENTON, N.J. OP)—The burning question about the New Jersey State House these days is whether Gov. Robert B. Meyner, landsome bachelor, and Margaret Truman are serious about each other. Meyner will admit no courtship with the daughter of former President Harry S. Truman. Nor will she be drawn out by questions concerning Meyner. But. to the romantic minded, all the signs are visible. The two have danced together, gone to dinner and the theater, visited each other, and attended the. Princeton-Yale football game Saturday. Since he became governor in January 1953, the 47-year-old Meyner has not been known to date anyone but Margaret. He has never been married. Margaret, 31, has had several other escorts. Cyprus Police Quell Rioters NICOSIA, Cyprus CR—Troops and police using tear gas shells dispersed 200 Cyprus schoolboys demonstrating at a Greek. Orthodox church here today in favor oi union with Greece. The demonstrators set up • i clamor by ringing the church bells Police and troops ordered the boys to disperse. The youths refused and began throwing stones. Troop reinforcements arrived and dropped tear gas shells among the derri- Big Four Fails In Attempt To Drop Barriers Soviet'Blamed For Breakdown, Molotov Proposal Rebuffed GENEVA .MV-The Bjg -Four, for eign ministers failed completely today to agree' on any"sfeps''- for breaking down East-West bar riers. .Western spokesman- blamec the breakdown on the Soviet gov ernment's determination to keep it<! people insulated. -Soviet Foreign Minister V'. M Molotov made a last ditch effor to work Red China -into-some international organization by:gettinf Hie .Big Four to .agree .that al states ought to belong to,-such or ganizalions as the - Internationa Labor Office.. This and all other Molotov proposals in this fiek were turned down. • • • For his part, Molotov rejectee Western efforts to open Soviet bor ders to the freer 'flow of information and freer movement of peo p|es. He turned down "a proposl lion by French Foreign Ministers Antoine Pinay which Pinay saic would facilitate post : Geneya'nego tiations on improving 'East-West relations. . ., British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmiilan said if the Soviets were not able to agree to. the French proposition he thought it would be better to abandon attempts to reach some -sort o: agreement here which would be meaningless. Molotov said probably the time is not yet ripe to reach four-power accord on increasing trade,; travel and information contacts. Early Reports Show ; Stoppage Failed Tc ^: Paralyze Argentina " . . • • • .-!.- :.' BUENOS AIRES IB— The defiant General Confederation of Labor (CGT) and Argentina's new- government locked horns today over. a general strike . call that could either smash P e r o n i s t a" labor josses or shake the 'government. Early indications were that the ;trike had failed to reach its. goal if paralysing the nation. . : ; Maj. Gen. Pedroi Aramburu>— - vho ' only : 48 hours earlier had lusted Maj. Gen. Eduardp Lonardi as. provisional president— met ..the strike challenge head on.. :,'v- .The government declared ; : the itrike illegal and warned that anybody ^ who incited it , or tried to restrict the freedom to work'"wifl )e arrested and prosecuted." ^-'"'.V ' Andres Farmini and Luis Nata- ini, CGJ's two -secretaries .general, were reported already arrested. • ".-.-. . ..' •. , .• .-. . '..'. . ••:, ..U. S. Plant Workers Quit : At the U.S.-owned Wilson Go's meat plant, all employes left their iobs, including, the .nightwatch- men. ' Only security police and iiremen were there. ' Essential .services, such as transportation and .power continued un^ affected. Major newspapers went ;o press as usual. . .., Spokesmen for -the anti-Peroqsta "Free Workers" made repeated speeches exhorting workers to ignore the strike call. These leaders claimed thaf pro-Peron labor officials were •; not .representative , of labor's true '' interests and had chorus' line, and dance. light, love, laughter onstrators, forcing One young man was them to flee, arrested. Red Subs Threat To Nippon Ports TOKYO (.•?»—The commander of U.S: Navy forces in the Far East said today the 90 Russian submarines now stationed at Siberian bases could blockade Japan effectively in event of a war. Vice Adm. William M. Catlaghan told a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents Club that at least 90 Russian submarines "are capable of. blockading Japan unless additional forces are supplied by Japan or the United States." , 'TelepHone Santa Claus 9 Needs '. •••.,*-> : i r ;,;#,:"':' •:"•..••- •' • •*''-.*:' * ' : - '' '.' .':•*"• *• * . * Jolly Gent Swamped Last Year, Gives Advice To Tots Jackson Asserts Eisenhower Won't Seek Tart-Time' Job WEST'LEBANON, N. H. The "Telephone Santa" is in" trouble, kiddies, and he needs your help. "Santa", is "a V jolly gentleman named Joseph Schambier, 38. who the last six years has talked via telephone at Christmas time -to youngsters •all over North America.; '' '• ' '.-•"• • . Each day of Christmas week from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in past years children could call the "North Pole" and to the accompaniment deer bells, and the peal of a 100- year-old bell, Santa would listen to their pleas for presents. Last year-the Associated Press carried a story telling of Schanv bier's Christmas program. Seventy-five thousand youngsters attempted to phone him, but only 25,000 succeeded. The onrush of calls tied up scirv- ice nightly in parts of New Hampshire* ana Maine. The New England Telephone k Telegraph Co. assigned additional operators and the control point-in nearby White, River Junction, Vt., but busy signals still greeted two out of every three callers. Schambier, a S-foot-6, 125 pound Veterans Administration c 1 c r k. wants to talk to : every boy and girl this year. Here's what he's going to do:' of a music box, the tinkle of rein-llnstalled • bigger switchboard at Here's- what he wants you kiddies to do: Drop him a postal card. Address it to Joseph "Santa" Schanv bier, 32 Maple St., West Lebanon. N. H. On the card write your name, address and telephone , number. He's going lo open his "work- Tell him the day or night and the lop" Dec. 9, and the local VFW time you want him to call you shop' post and 'neighbors are going to assist him in compiling « list of the boy» and girls who "wanna talk to Santa." i and tell him it's okay to reverse the charges. Do it now so "Santa" will receive your card in plenty of time. called the strike to keep in power. The. overthrow, of the Juan Peroh dictatorship Sept; 19; resulted m many.; anti-Peronista leaders set ing control of unions. The CGT leadership has been demanding that the government displace the "usurpers." . . The' General Confederation of Commercial Employes, the Workers-Federation in Naval Construction 1 , and the Syndicate of Free Chauffeurs and Taxi Drivers here j'oined other unions in denouncing the strike. The CGT told all workers to stay home, and not indulge in "shouts and other verbal expressions." CGT's unsigned strike call gave a long list of complaints, beginning with government "intervention" Sunday night in seizing control of El Lider, fiery labor-run newspaper. The'government also took control yesterday of La Prehsa, once the large independent newspaper of Alberto Gaina Paz. "It was seized by the Juan Peron dictatorship in 1951 and handed over to CGT. . Seen As Test Of Power The walkout was interpreted mainly as a test of power between old-line Peronista labor leaders and the new government. If'the Peronistas lose this test, their; re(Continued on Page 2, Col? : 2) Law Suit Against Actress In Fatal Accident Settled^ LOS ANGELES Wf—A $50,700 law suit brought against screen actress Lynne Baggett for the auto accident death of- a 9-year-old boy has been settled, foe ,$12,500. The boy's mother Mrs. Lillian Watnick charged in the suit that Miss Baggett. '32, was driving in a negligent manner when her station wagon collided July 6. 1954. with another vehicle in wfiicn Joel Watnick and several other children were passengers. The,actress was acquitted of a manslaughter charge but convicted of hit-run driving. She served a 50-day jail sentence. ' ••/. • • WASHINGTON ») — Sen. Jackson (DAVash) predicted today that President Eisenhower won't run next -year as. a "part-time president" or be elected if he docs. Sen. .Flanders'IR-VO said in a separate .interview, however, he is "prayerfully hopeful" that Eisenhower win recover sufficiently from his heart attack to seek a second term. A number of Republicans have said they think the burdens of the presidency- can be cut d own enough so that Eisenhower, despite his heart attack, could fill the of ice for a second term. If the President docs run, Flan ders said he thinks the public will be satisfied that Eisenhower feels "he.can do all the things that "a president needs to do." / I think the voters will feel that he will be justified in giving more attention to., major-problems -and less to ordinary, 1 routine burdens of the presidency," he'said. ';| Jackson said he thinks Eisenhower is Woo conscientious to offer Jus service^ on. a part-time basi» when he knows that the responsibilities of the office:are such; that full- time service is rcciuirtd."; : ,:';i Jackson said he looks for a "substantial contest" for th« Democratic presidential nomination lit next yeaf s party convention, : ,

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