Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 21, 1955 · Page 2
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 2

Cumberland, Maryland
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Monday, November 21, 1955
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TWO EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1955 M'Keldin Color Barrier In Guard Units BALTIMORE (S>) —Segregation was on its way out in the Maryland National Guard today-after an abolition order by'Gov. Theodore R. McKeldin. Maj. Gen, Milton A. Reckord, adjutant general of the state unit, said he would "issue the proper directives" today to carry out the governor'Si orders. McKeldin instructed Reckord to "initiate without delay all such steps as are necessary to bring an end to racial segregation in the organization of the Maryland National Guard." Guard officials said Maryland is the first Southern state to drop racial barriers in its military service. A group of 15 Negro officers who formerly served in the Maryland Guard recently announced plans to ask a Federal District Court ruling against Guard segregation. The Negroes said they were integrated with regular Army units while serving in-Korea but preferred to remain on inactive, duty upon returning home rather than rejoiii segregated Guard outfits. McKeldin's directive said, "The awaiting of court action wouid result only in an unnecessary delay '» • • • -' '• .Most In Baltimore About 150 Negroes in two all- Negro transportation units in Baltimore will be affected immediately by the order. The units are the only Negnfcomponents of the state Guard's 38 units. Reckord looked for "a smattering of enlistments" but added, "I don't think it's, going to make too much difference. I feel sure everybody .will take it in stride." — In Washington, Maj. Geri. Edgar C. Ericksoiij chief of the National Guard Bureau, said Maryland is not the first state which had segregated Guard units to announce a policy of desegregation. He said such. a matter. is "entirely in s.tate hands." The Supreme Court has issued no decrees involving the Guard such, as the ones calling for desegregation of schools and public parks, swimming) pools and other public • recreation facilities. | McKeldin. told Reckord: "As you know., I long:.have felt that this integration should 'be effectuated in the best interests of the -state, the Guard and the good morale of .its entire membership." Reckord, asked for comment on .the "governor's ; directive said: "Based on :the recent 'rulings of the Supreme Court, ;I don't think he could do. otherwise!" ' The 15 Negro,, officers who planned court action had'quoted Reckord as saying "We.jhive decided the - efficiency :. of'.{the National Guard will be maintained on a higher standard by. . .;not permitting integration." >] ,. .' Refer* To Petition Their lawyers;said they would ask the court-to rule out segrega tion in the Guard on grounds it is "unconstitutional-, and without any reasonable justification." 1 j\JcKeldin, in his directive to , Rcckord, referred'to.'a ."petition with which I was presented by a group of officers who formerly served in 'the National Guard of this state" and to the "recent decisions of the Supreme Court." He said "the appearance of forced integration resulting from a ruling of the courts would de tract from the morale-building op portunities which exist in our ex crcising our proper initiative in this important matter." Plan To Bolster Farm Income And Jobs Gets Aired WASHINGTON M - The American Farm Bureau Federation .today suggested more productive capacity on the farm and more jobs elsewhere as means of helping low- income, farmers. : Matt Triggs, assistant legislative director, outlined the -bureau's stand in testimony prepared for .he Senate-House, economic subcommittee on low-income families. Existence of depressed rural areas, Triggs : said; "is basically a problem of underemployment and .ow per capital farm production." ; He said improved employment opportunities in rural areas would lelp to ease: the situation. He said there .is need too to. help train some farm workers for industrial and other jobs. ' sanquet in which he said the Soviet Union has "not lost hopes" as a result of the Bi^ Four foreign ministers' deadlock at their Geneva conference. •.•'. . Russia, Bulgahiri said, is- "certain that in the end the four powers will succeed" in solving the problems which, face'.them." The Soviet Premier and Communist party boss Nikita S. Khrushchev are heading a Russian delegation on a. state visit' to India, Burma and Afghanistan. where Khrushchev said the.Soviet Jnion wished to help India become strong industrially "to assure, its teedom -and independence." Slock Market Mixed NEW YORK tf)-The stock mar- cet turned mixed today in early dealings 'after a slightly higher opening.. Fiery Attack (Continued from Page 1) . Russians discussed economic co operation. There has been much said in the past months about Russian economic aid to India but little done, ,.• Soviet Experts To Help A spokesman for the natural resources ministry told questioners in Parliament today, however, that nine Soviet mining experts are due to arrive soon to help prospect for oil and other minerals. A spokesman for the iron and stee! ministry said 300 Soviet technicians are expected in about a year to work on a millio'n ton steel mill India is buying from the Soviet Union. Nehru, in his banquet speech last night said the only camp "we should like to be in is the camp of peace and good will." Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin followed with a speech at a state The Russians visiting the Taj banqueted after Mahal at Agra, FRIENDS SAY THEY PLAN TO MARRY—Hal March, master of ceremonies on the TV and radio show, "The $64,000, Question;" and Candy Texton, former wife ; of. singer Mel Tonne, are planning to macry, according to friends. Her divorce from Tonne will not become final for nearly a year and. she' is reported planning to get a Reno,decree. . (AP Photoftix) Body Of Man Is Found Along B. And 0. Tracks BALTIMORE W) — Merritt L. Reeder, 35, of Lansdowne, was lound dead near here yesterday, ying beside the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tracks. Police said Reeder apparently lad been hit by a passing train jut they had not learned how he lad been hit nor when the accident occurred. Orioles, Champ Bums [11 Exhibition Opener BALTIMORE UP)' The Baltimore home exhibition baseball season will open next-.April r !2~ with a night, game between jhe Orioles and the world champion Brooklyn Dodgers, Assistant -General 'Manager Jack.Dunn III .said, today. The pre-seasbn exhibition will be bllowed with afternoon games April 14 and 15 with another National League team, the New York Giants; Dunn said. Tongay Expected To Give Up In Los Angeles, Police Told LOS.. ANGELES (/Pi—Los Angeles police said ; last night they have been informed indirectly that Russell Tongay, the swimming-: instructor who escaped from a Florida state prison agent a week ago, plans to surrender here today. The local police said Florida authorities informed them that Ton- gay had telephoned a friend in Florida twice'yesterday.and on the second call said he plans to surrender to the Los Angeles police in the morning, accompanied by an attorney. • ."- Tongay was convicted of manslaughter m Ihe death of his 5- year old "aqua tot" daughter, Kathy, who had -been forced to make a 38-foot exhibition dive and suffered fatal injuries. ••'•••' Florida authorities asked 'Los Angeles police to search for Ton- gay here, saying he telephoned a friend, 'William Burrell Jr., a Coral. Gables, Fla., yesterday.and said he was in : Los Angeles, to ; ob tain medical-care. ••' . The Florida officials-told police here that Tongay .told his frienc to call: the Florida governor and ask permission for him to be al lowed, to •;remain here for treat ment. 'Miami authorities said Ton gay may be using the name Tom Gay.- ' . : ' -..--. . Tong'ay was sentenced to 10 years in prison .for manslaughter;-. '» Veteran Fireman Dies While Battling Blaze BALTIMORE IT) — Thomas J. Eagan, 63, for 32 years a fireman, collapsed while fighting a blaze in a home here early today, and died a .short time later in a hospital. Racial Issue [n Ousting Of Pastor Denied PURANT, Miss. WJ-^-A member of the Board of Deacons of Dur ant's 76-year-old Presbyterian church said a "personality clash" arid not segregation issues'prompt- ed the board to ask that the church's minister be fired. The breach between the board and the Rev. Marsh Callaway widened when 43 o£ the 45 adult members of the church met yes ;erday and voted unanimously to ask the Central Presbytery of Mississippi to remove the 60-year- ild minister. The situation came to.a head a a recent 'meeting in Tc'hula when white men accused Dr; Dav id Minter and A. E. Cox, operators of a cooperative farm in Holmes County, of advocating racial in tegration. The : Rev. Mr. Callaway report edly "broke the camel's back' when he defended Minter and Cox at the Tchula meeting.- Calvin King; ah attorney and member of the church's Board o: Deacons,-said, "Tl Girls' Phone 'Prank 9 Proves Torture For Illinois Couple WINNETKA; in., on-what two| young girls "thought was rea fun turned into an extended nightmare for .a middle-aged couple m tms exclusive North Shore suburb of Chica'go. .'.-•• .For'nearly, foiir months, the telephone had been an instrument of torture of Maurice R. Franks, 56, and his wife, Violet, 47. There were seven to 10 anonymous calls a day. Once there were 30. * , Sometimes the callers, who sounded like women, would ^liang up. Other times they would tell Franks or his wife of a delivery being made to their home. Once Franks came home to find load of sand. Another time, a load. of. gravel. A truck rolled up with 80 foldm; chairs; another arrived with 350 cement patio 'slabs. Finally he reported the calls to the telephone company. Aground- the-clock tap was put on .-,the: Franks' phone. . _•• :,^;>-,. Most calls were. too short to be -; : traced. But Friday., one. of the*..mystery- callers talked to» Mrs.? \< Franks for 22 minutes, ••«•<*: The call was traced to another- Winnetka home. Police took. info! - r custody Saturday a\ 12-year-old •,., girl. ' ; c-vmv«-- Lt. Frank Birkenheier said : shft 6 , admitted making the calls and ,-inv- „• plicated another girl, age 13. -'.^ The girls, whose names we're-hot-,-^ disclosed, were questioned;-^-| leased to 'their parents without 1 formal charge. A hearing is sqh;ejtg|* uled Friday. "We did it just as a prank," Lt. Birkenheier quoted them -ftSjcp saying. "We didn't have anything "„';. against Mr. Franks. We 'just^ • picked him at . random'. . •- -.•*&•* We thought it was real^un.'V^,- this-church'are very conservative people. They .have just resented several.,times 'that- Rev,, Callaway Europe, with an average -.-._ tion of .980 feet, is the'-lowest.'or; the seven continents of th Up to seven miles of wire -'ate used in the electrical system, ol ! each new automobile^ ALL YOUNG GRANTSVILLE BIRDS ITalf its rlorsepower is for Oafety! KIDS, COME IN TODAY FOR YOUR BUTTON! JOIN OUR CHRISTMAS CLUB NOW First National Bank Mtmbtr F.D.I.C, A pretty steep hill, you'd say? Well, not so far as this gentleman is concerned. He just gave the accelerator a little encouragement with his toe .'.. and swept from bottom to top so effortlessly he was scarcely aware of it. For he's at the wheel of a beautiful new 1956 Cadillac. And beneath that long, sleek, graceful hood rests the smoothest, most powerful engine in Cadillac history. . The fact is that this great new Cadillac engine is powerful and dynamic far beyond the requirements of normal usage. In the course of ordinary motoring, it is entirely, possible that the driver will n«wput the accelerator down to (he floor board. But how wonderful that extra length of throttle will be if he does need it! It will be (here for (hat burst of speed lliat can free him from a diflicult driving situation. It. will be there in case he needs it for safety in passing . . . or to answer the challenge of a mountain road. And even when not in active, use, that reserve of power will add to his motoring pleasure. It will bring him confidence and contentment and peace of mind ... and it will provide unusual operating economy and dependability. Of course, Cadillac's magnificent performance is only part of (he exciting Cadillac story for 1956. There is inspiring beauty . . . arid extraordinary luxury,. . .and superlative craftsmanship. 'Why nofstop in soon and sec what we mean? We've got (he keys and the car—all you have, to provide is an hour of your time. We cnn promise you . . . it will be the most revealing sixty minutes you ever spent at the wheel of a motor car. • . . . - • SALIS 205 N, Mtchcnk Strtrt SPOERL S GARAGE CUMIIRLAND f MD. SERVICE 21 N. Gfl«r|« Strttt HEAVY WEIGHT YOUNG TOMS Light Weight Hens 53 C Ib. Weight Toms & Hens 47 C Ib Young Capons i b .45c CHICKENS YOUNG ROASTING ARMOUR'S STAR SWIFT'S PREMIUM HAMS 471 PICNICS '•':• Rockingham ' Cooked . PICNICS 33c lb FRESH PORK ...... IB. 27c Armour Star . , Tenderized PICNICS 32c t CENTER CUT Little Pig Pork CUT Pork Chops lb 57c :...:. *. 89c. -.. IB 37 C LEAN PORK Chops BOSTON BUTT PORK Roast Meaty Span RIBS 39c , t Freih Ground HAMBURG 4, b ,1.00 Cranberry • SAUCE Z cam 33C CRISCO 3-lb. «7« Can 0/C FOOD BUY Inttant PUDDING 3 b ,,31c DOMINO SUGAR ! b 97c NEW PACK PUMPKIN PUBLIC PRIDE OHO 2 L± 39c "° Sliced Pineapple Del Monte Peaches NO Sweet Pickles ; ......... Fancy Pack Catsup 2 Pillsbury Cake Mix = 25c C™ 35c ' i° r 47c MS 37c «•.* 29c Solid Pack Tomatoes 2<°n>29c Alaska Salmon »>. "„ 53c Starkist Tuna •«« 34c Family Brand Coffee •••- »>• 65c Strawberry Preserves u«.33c Fresh Imported CHESTNUTS 23c lb. GRAPES < : <' < (' FRESH CRANBERRIES 2 Mb. boxe, Juicy Fla. Oranges ••-• <>.<. 29c Long Green Cukes... 2 <<" ISc ^• lo Swot Potatoes . 4 >»>. 25c Fancy Eating Apples 3»» 25c Fancy Slic'g Tomatoes "> 23c Lg, Head Lettuce 2"h~* 29e SMALL DILI VERY | CHARGE 1 HOUR SERVICE UBUC SERVIC OOD MARKET: 26 N GEORGE STRtET AND CRESAPTOWN PHONE ORDERS CALL CUMI. PA 4. 0600 CSPTN PA 2. 3212 <• (' * 't I ? .1 '* . \ ! I 1 \ * ' «i i. )!• J 1 P-

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