Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on November 23, 1955 · Page 1
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The Weather Windy,'colder, showers changing to snow flurries tonight, tomorrow. Fair, cold Friday. High, 50; low,'32; noon, 42. . River—3.26 ft. Humidity 81 per cent. Rainfall —.01 inch. VOL. LXXXVL—NO. 323 AuociattJ Pits* Stnic«—AF Wirtphoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER'S, 1955 Inttrnationtl 24 Pag ft 6 CEPCTS rays Tor Better Luck The Hpllis ; Hardison family, .'dogged' by . misfortune in-recent'weeks; is "praying-for., a brighter day tomorrow.: '-Within the last five months, Mrs. Hardison and three of her sons have been hospitalized with : serious ailments.; Dalton, 14, left; suffered the* loss of an arm in a hunting mishap. , The : crowning - blow came last Saturday ..when 'their house, at JLockport, N. Y...burned to.- the ground. They haye been living with neighbors. "..''.''.' '.'"•"" •••••..- ' - ''(X Seven Cited In SRC Land Fraud Probe Jury Indicts Former Right-Way Engineer .. On Conspiracy Count . ROCKVILLE, .Md.. .W.~ Seven persons,, including, Ben ; DuPre former Maryland State Roads Commission right-of-way'engirieer, have been indicted by. a Montgomery County grand jury on a charge of conspiracy to. defraud the roads commission., .. .,--.-.• -,. ' ... -, The jury, in the first', of two indictments • made public today) named DuPre "and:'also, accused: 1. Constas Gus; .Basiliko, a real estate. man .;w.itlii; offic^s'ln,-W.ash- .sJB^Jtier^.:'-.-...-..,:..- 2. George Basiliko? his brother and also, a^rea! estate 1 man. <•'".] 3. John B. Hudson,'-^relative by marriage" to 1 one of the Basiliko brothers. '•'-. / -• In the second indictment, besides DuPre and Gus Basiliko,;the grand jury accused«.;•.-;" 1. Max Offenberg,, who previous ly has admitted heading a syndicate of Washington'real estate operators buying land in the path of Maryland road projects. Owner Of Tract 2. Robert J. .Rosenfeld, owner of a tract of land along the new Washington National Pike near Kockyille, a strip of which he sold the roads commission Jast year. . 3. Jerry Goldberg; who owns a tract adjacent-to Rosenfeld and also sold, a strip to the roads commission last year. Soviets Might Visit Norway OSLO I/PI — Soviet Premier Bul- ganin and • Communist' party; boss Nikita Khrushchev.may visit Norway duririg their trip to Britain next spring, Norwegian Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen says. After returning from a state visit to Moscow, Gerhardsen said the two Soviet leaders had responded "very favorably" when invited to visit .Norway "when such a visit can be arranged is not quite certain, however,", he added. The Norwegian said'he got a definite impression that Bulganin and Khrushchev were .old. pals and worked intimately together, "My. impression was. that, no friction existed between the, two," he commented. "They, were equals: -Had not that been the case, they would not. have been so free and casual in their conversation." Cave-in Kills Two URBANA,'111: MV-A cave-in yesterday killed, two'.men working on a' sewer project; William Meeks, about 25, and. William -Kranmrig, 29, were buried when the walls of a 10-foot-deep ditch collapsed. Historic House Gutted By Fire ANNAPOLIS t?l— One of Anne Arundel County's- oldest historic homes, "Doden," was virtually destroyed yesterday, by fire. . . ,.-.--. All but one. wing of the house and its antique furnishings went up in flames. The estate, presently owned by Ernest W." Pitman, Washington lawyer, is located at.Davidsonville, seven miles southwest of here.' -.The house, which was on the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage last summer, was built around 1800 by the -Stuart family. Pitman is a descendant of the family. .' . .Furniture and historic paintings which had been in the family for generations were destroyed... Pitman used the place . ' New Cold Air Mass Pushes Into Midwest By The Associated Press Western and Midwest areas appeared in line for a fresh snap of cold weather today. The cold air from western Canada continued to filter south in southeastward, dropping tempera- ures in the central and southern plains, the central and southern lockies and as far south as the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma.- Readings were from 10 to 20 de- _rees lower this morning than 24 iours ago. The 4 below at Glas- ;ow, Mont., compared to yesterday morning's 24 above. East of the cold air, strong southerly winds brought much varmer weather to the eastern Great Lakes region southward hrough the Ohio Valley, the lower Mississippi Valley and the Gulf states. Biggest gains in tempera- ures were in the Ohio Valley and Mabama, with rises of 20 degrees and more. It was a little cooler in the New Ingland states. Southern Texas reported summerlike weather yes- erday with the nation's high of 90 at Mineral Wells. 'Copters Use Stirs Dispute In War'Test New Health Unit To Hold Meeting •BALTIMORE ffl .—' "'The. new Maryland Public Health Assn. will told its first meeting in Annapolis Dec; 8. . '•'. -:.'.- ' A spokesman estimated health vorkers from about '40 public and private agencies will join-:the new association. .'• . -.. .. •- ,- -•".-' Dr. Willianr Warthen. Baltimore County health officer and temporary chairman . of the group, said -.nationally prominent authorities, on public health will address the-meeting. A panel .will give lustrating cooperation of 'various agencies in health work;' Benson Asks Any Proposals But Hiffli, Riffid Price CLEVELAND—.(INS) -Agriculture Secretary .Ezra Tail Benson said today the administration will listen to any proposal for improv- ' ing farm programs except,that;it go back to high; rigid price supports. . -.-.:. : ' '••''-' '••'• '•: • Benson made the statement in a speech prepared (or delivery before the 89th annual convention «f the National Grange — the oldest U.S. farm organization. The grange leadership is disenchanted with the secretary's flexible price support system as well as with rigid supports. The cabinet member said: "The problem goes far beyond rigid or flexible price supports: Rigid supports were useful in wartime. They have failed in peacetime. \ "Flexible supports wisely used can, be helpful hr peacetime-and should, be used. But' in .view , of present surpluses,.they are not and never will be enough. :';." ; At the last session of congress, the House passed by a narrow.mar- gin a bill to-restore » per cent.of parity supports, but the Senate Agriculture Committee postponed any action until next year. Benson said the administration will make no blanket promises to take actions which it has no authority or meant to carry.out Army Hits At Order" Of Air Force Banning- Flights In Maneuvers ; WASHINGTON ffl -. ; A'few. Army helicopters have r swirled.up a dusty argument over doctrine as well as ground rules in the Louisiana war games. It has taken a high-level meeting and agreement -between Secretary of'the'Army Wilber Brucker'anc Secretary of the .Air. Force Donalc Quarles to end 'the bickering be- Lween generals in blue, and -generals in^ brown. -.. .; .;- , --.;- ?"Qua.rles""--said yes'^fda'^ftiai:' "he iad": ordered Gen^O'. 'P.' : Weyland director "bf .the jbint""Army-Air Force Exercise Sagebrush, to '[rescind- 1 , a ruling ,to • which -the Army .objected, urgently. Can Use'Aircraft So now the Army will "be per- Tiitted-to use its experimental Sky- cav reconnaissance patrol into ag ;ressor territory. The Skycav out- 'it is composed of a total of 29 lelic.opters and light -liaison-type planes^ equipped with television, ong-range cameras and other gear o give commanders an on-the-spot view of enemy territory, in .Exercise Sagebrugh, more than 1,200 aircraft of the Air Force and Army are involved. The issue raised by the Army's )lan to test Skycav was carried to Weyland a few days before the )attle phase of Sagebrush started. le held that this would be con- rary to ground rules. Those rules, said the Air Force, were agreed upon by the Army and Air Force and included the provision that any 'assault" mission. would be conducted by Air Force aircraft. Weyand ruled that operation of the kycav in "enemy" territory was an "assault" ' operation and thus he Army should not use its aircraft. In Accord With Rules Quarles ordered Weyland to permit the Army to proceed with the est but said -he felt Weyland's de- :ision "was. in accord with the rules of the game laid down in advance for the maneuver director:" He said, without elaboration, that there was -a "doctrinal question" involved.. '-" , That sounded like'he was talking about the old-question of where, when •;; and - how Army aviation should: b&- used in actual battle. For Arms Agreement 11 Accused Of Slaying Mate FreecliByjury ARLINGTON,-Valwv-A jury of men acquitted;; a former - woman Marine .sergeant of murder last night in the'slaying of her Marine lieutenant; husband after they argued she should cook pork chqps for their dinner. Mrs. Elizabeth Goricki, 42, wept when the "jury returned its verdict after, deliberating six hours. She had testified that Lt. Edward Goricki, 40. was shot accidentally while they scuffled after the pork chop argument May ',22. . The prosecution had insisted this wasn't so. that she had threatened of she would kill her husband if he "ever laid hand on her" and that she had admitted to police she had done jib* shooting. . Mrs. Goricki in her testimony disputed fthe • prosecution's claim that the couple-Was drunk at the time of the shooting.,.... .-•.*•*•!•«'> She said her husband hid be*(, slapped and kicked her. at various times during their marriage but that "we were ll* happfcst people in Arliafton.* U.S.Foreig Policy Clash Rages Anew Both Parties Maneuver Into Position For 1956 Presidential Campaign WASHINGTON" (.-^Democratic Republican skirmishing over for eign policy intensified :today a )oth parties cohtiniied:to maneuve rito position for the 1956 presicieh ial campaign year. Sen. -Clifford P. Case (R-NJ varned. the Democrats to take care hot to destroy bipartisanship n foreign policy .by-indulging in 'negative criticism." Sen; Bridges (R-NHl, chairman f the Senate Republican Policy Committee, disputed Democrat! contentions that the Geneva Bi t Tour talks ended in failure, for .th ffest Bridges said it was the Rus siaris who faOed. To Cite Accomplishments The Republican National 'Com mittee, meanwhile, arranged to usi Is forthcoming meeting in Chicagi .6 point up administration "accom ph'shments" in. foreign - affairs. A-spokesman for the committee aid a speech : by United Nations Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge 'r. at the chairman's dinner on Joy.: 30 in effect would serve. to .nswer what he termed "growing ittacks" by Democrats on -the Eisenhower administration's con uct of U.S. foreign policy. Pound At Policy In recent days, Adlai E. .'Steven son,- : Gpv. -Av.erell vHarrirnan-. o New York and Sen. Kefauver o Tennessee have'pounded away a various aspects of Republican for eign. policy. All are consider^ pdssibie Democratic . presidentia candidates, '•"•i;-* -. f' • • ^ >' •-•••• '; ?£&.:, Case cautioned in a statemen yesterday ; *>f -the; ""harm "that"can be done . . . if. partisanship gets the better of responsibility- iii the discussion of foreign policy duririg the 12 long months that lie ahead.' Ynntmtj! Doy lliscnits Never Like lit is Films'Moral Laxity Draws Church Blast WASHINGTON W-The Catholic lierarchy of the United States will campaign through the church's Le- jion of Decency against what the Dishops call a "rising tide of moral axity" in the movies. Plans for a "revitalization of the aims and purposes" of the Legion, i r Catholic organization for moral evaluation of motion pictures, were announced last night through :he National Catholic Welfare Con- "erence. The announcement said the church leaders also accused the industry of laxity in applying its production code. . . American movies condemned were "Son of Sinbad," "The Garden of Eden," "I Am a Camera," and "Karamoja." The -foreign productions were "The Bed" and 'Game of Love," both French; 'Illicit Interlude," Swedish,- and f Mlle. Gobette," Franco-Italian. : The bishops'- committee said the liegion of Decency, reviewing 275 domestic films, held that 92, or about 33.45 per cent, were morally objectionable in part for both children and adults. That was an increase of 11 .per cent over 1954. Only 82 of the movies, or 29.82 per cent, were listed as unobjec- lionable for. general patronage. NO PAPER THURSDAY The Evening Times will not be published tomorrow—Thanksgiving Day.;:., ;:"; V-.'- , ".." romise Lost "in a r.ev'erie -over the prospect of a Thanksgiving feast, Scoop, a .chow-loving cocker spaniel, concedes they never,made dog biscuits lik'e this. "Scoop,'a Worthingtdn, Minn., -resident, reportedly' has. a" preference for dark'meat but those attentive eyes make it-clear anv-parh-of the turkey : .is acceptable: (AP Photofox) Five (yiinnien Holdup, Flee Detective Shot, Oiie .Slugged;" One Suspect Held In $400 Robben CHICAGO Wl—Five gunmen in yaded a near.South Side restauran and tavern ^arlyxtoday; -shot^on detective, slugged-r another ->anc then disarmed them and "two_ other detectives before fleeing,with $400 A customer ;fired a dozen shot at the. fleeing gunmen,' forcing [hem to abandon their car becaus of a flat tire. Ten bullet holes wen found in the.rear of the. car. Late police seized ~a man who was car rying one of'the detective's guns and a police star. The four policemen were in plain clothes and two were off duty when he holdup men entered the Shrimp louse at 444 W. Cermak Rd. When detective Clyde, Winn, 49, heard he gunmen shout "stick, up," he drew his gun and was shot in the right thumb. One of the robbers shouted to iis companions. "They're policemen, kill them!" as he fired al Winn. Stephen Heskin, 36. an off duty detective, was slugged as he attempted to draw his gun. • The gunmen then forced Winn, Heskin, and the other detectives leskins' brother, John, 43, also off duty, and Thomas Burns, 38, alon ivith two customers lo lie on the loor while they took the money 'rom two cash drawers. They then ,ook the detectives' guns and the police stars from.the Heskin broth- Hiuiters Stranded By Heavy Waves MACKINAW' CITY, Mich. i.«— Some l,200 v \o m ebou n d deer mnters were'stranded in the Upper Peninsula last night when leavy seas forced straits of Macknac .ferries into port. Winds whipped- up 18-foot waves on the straits which separate Michigan's wo .peninsulas. 4Jice Gobel In Hospital HOLLYWOOD — (INS) — Alice obel, .wife r of television comic, George Gobel, is recovering in St. osepn'irHosiptal from a minor in- ecti6ri.' : Attendants at the hospital said Mrs; 'Gobel was in no danger. • Tapers Of I Bu§y Pace Ike, Family Rail Quiet /•'«/. •. ^Thanksgiving On Farm ..-., ~ ...'•..-• ^5 . •'.. • GETTYSBURG, Pa. — (INS)' President, Eisenhower tapered .off nis busy pace today* and looked forward to a quiet Thanksgiving at his farm home.' . , v •',". It was,to be 'a traditional celebration for the nation's first family, highlighted by"'Grandpop" Eisenhower's reunion-with his grandchildren — David, 7, Barbara Ann, 6,' and .Susan,-:3; •..;:.•/; -.: •--.-;,• -. •.: Off-the eve of the holiday,' the chief executive planned to follow up:his two work-packed days at Camp; David in the Maryland mountains with • conference with hi* first fjwistant, SKmnan Adami. :AlM KMikd thii nwraioc WM his weekly medical checkup, Advanced this week from Friday because- of the holiday. Yesterday, Mr. Eisenhower pre sided over the Cabinet for the first time in ,more' than three months and the 'day before met with the National Security Council to review world problems.. Later today. Mr. - Eisenhower planned to go to a studio at Gettysburg College to record a message to be read at next week's White House Conference on Education in Washington.' Tomorrow, th« President will enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving feast with, a ctow family group. -V Holiday Travel JVill Be Heavy " GHICAGO-(INS)-Railroads. air and bus lines will put extra equipment into ' service today for Thanksgiving -holiday tra- .velers. • : - . ; ' From this evening to early Monday highways' are expected to- be thronged with motorists on- the way .to reunions with distant kin -for the Thanksgiving weekend, .- ,.-.:..For thousands of: fanxHicsroff 'SiindaV, Thanksgiving wiil.'be a :v lohg weekend; ' "'"• - ; •-.: ";- 'C :'*Returns Rollln; State Surplus Seen BALTIMORE W — With money 'rom Maryland's new pay-as-you-go "ncome .tax plan pouring in at an unexpected rate, prospects appear good for a big treasury surplus at" the end of the current fiscal year. The comptroller's office reported yes'terday,, that, on basis of first returns under the new setup, an estimated $26,500,000 (after sub- racting refunds! in withholding .axes will be collected by next June. 30. . That would be some $2.840.000' ligher than last June's estimates. Added to the income tax bonanza s some 4 million dollars in soar- ng sales tax revenues and another 4 million dollars which was .carried over from the last fiscal- year. "In addition, higher tax returns are expected from prosperous state corporations and higher receipts in other categories might boost the surplus even higher. A big surplus would be good news o Maryland taxpayers, who were told early this year that an estimated 30 million dollars in addi- ional taxes would be needed to jalance next year's budget. A surplus of 10 millions or more wouldn't close the gap entirely, but t would at least make the bite on next year's income a little less hard to take. Brazil Fights ~ Cafe's Return As President Lower House Votes Slate Of Siege Okeh To Block Court Action RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil IdV- The lower -House of BraiiUs-,.Cbn- gVdss today approved a- declaration -- bfa state; of fied martial law .on the nation. \ The vole '' The measure. .giving -provisional ' Basis Urged Nation Wants East, ; \ West Proposals Tied ;; ; \ Into Broad Program ' UNITED NATIONS. N. Y.-UNS) •France appealed strongly today 'or new east-west efforts at break-, ng the disarmament .deadlock on the basis of "conciliatory .compromises." ": : ••'•• ':• ' /:' - : ';--'.ii.' French Delegate Jules Moch proposed that the Eisenhower/ "open skies" plan, : the. Franco-British proposals on disarmament and the Soviet May 10 armament plan'be 'synthetized" into' a broad pro^. gram-for curbing- nuclear warfare and the global arms race. t : V Moch. spoke ', in the U; N. Disarmament- Commission which met under the presidency, !of Soviet representative A." A. Soholev. ':?r : ; first Since Geneva :.; It marked the first time'the Big Four • powers—the ' U. S.. Britain; France and Russia—met on ,the arms stalemate since/the unsuccessful Geneva conference.." Moch, first speaker in the de- jate, declared France refuses to ~ accept the current east-west stalemate on disarmament as final..He declared his country "is.ready, ; tp make such "an effort again 1 ' toward obtaining global controls.of armament including nuclear weapons. Warning that the threat of sneak ' atomic attack was growing- all the time, the French diplomat urged'a 'synthesis" of all the disarmament; programs beginning .with Mr. Eisenhower's plan for mutual air surveys. and exchange of military blueprints.-. ., : . . .1 In Two Stages He suggested that the problem . . __ . . . . President Ne'reit'Bambs wide pow-.'be attacked, in two .stages: First; ers to cope with 'political strife over the .setting up of safeguards against sudden attack as proposed whether his ' elected successor should be inaugurated now goes .to ;he Senate, is expected to 3e passed . promptly. . ,Chief aim of,the state of siege asked by Ramos is. to block any Supreme Court action to reinstate Joao Cafe Filho, who took sick eave from the presidency two veeks ago. The Chamber of Deputies and .he Senate yesterday rejected Ca fe's bid to resume the functions of he chief executive which he left N'ov. 8 after: suffering a heart at- ack. He since has been under vir- ual house arrest, but this morning army troops and tanks surrounding iis home were removed, leaving nly a "50-man ^squad of federal 'dice. After Congress barred Cafe's return to power, his attorneys pe- itioned the Supreme Court for an njunction to restore him, to office, lamos promptly countered with iis message asking the lawmakers o decree 1 a stage of siege. This would nullify in advance any ruling by the court supporting JT Cafe's claim. A stage of siege frees JLll the President, Cabinet and Congress from complying . with -any in the Eisenhower plan. Secondly, the working out of broad machinery for control of disarmament. Moch stressed .he was not presenting any proposals at .this' mo.- ment for attacking the disarmament deadlock. He said France desired to go "on the record" on favoring/immediate new action toward eliminating the arms menace. He added that the major powers, in the meantime, should "resign" themselves to renouncing temporarily, the destruction of atomic slocks already constituted because of the impossibility of control, and would instead prohibit their use." He said the proposed two-stage disarmament procedure should be "supplemented" by "a prohibition of national test explosions for military purposes, while permittinsr... tests designed to develop the peaceful uses of atomic energy." Bomb Planted Teetor Resigns; Mueller Named Commerce Aide WASHINGTON tH. — President Eisenhower has accepted a week arlier than expected the resigna- on of Lothair Teetor as assistant ecretary of commerce and has amed Frederick H. Mueller, 62, Grand Rapids, Mich., furniture manufacturer, as his successor Secretary of Commerce Weeks aid last month that Teetor. former head of the Perfect Circle }orp., piston ring manufacturers, intended to leave government serv ce Nov. 30. ; There was no explanation why "eetor. a target of attack by the HO for mere than a year, re jgned earlier than the date men ioned by Weeks. Eisenhower, also named Clifford Cook Furnas. chancellor-, .of. the University of Buffalo, to be, assist ant secretary of defense for research and development,' H« succeeds Donald A. Quarles; now secretary of the Air Force. .'.,... brains Ease CHICAGO tfv-Grains eased in moderately active dealings at the opening on the Board of Trade oday. writs of habeas corpus or injunctions- the courts may issue. Cafe, -his "disability" from office extended until Congress takes fur-j bomb in a AMES, Iowa U"i—State and city officials followed a cold trail today in their efforts to track down the person who Iher action, remained under virtual house arrest-with police and troops surrounding his home, and his phone cut off, A special guard also shielded Ramos in the presidential palace. ' The determined fight against Ca fe's return to office — waged by the ' congressional majority and high army leaders under the "strong man'' war minister. Gen. Henrique Teixeira Lott — stemmed from their suspicions Cafe is plotting with opponents of President- elect Juscelino Kubitschek. planted a dynamite coeds' dormitory at Auto Victim Dies BALTIMORE tfi'- Edward G. Sadler, 45, died at South Baltimore General Hospital yesterday of chest injuries received in an automobile accident. Iowa State College here. They were equally mystified as to why he did it. The intricate device, containing five sticks of dynamite and timing equipment to explode it, was found about 2:20 a.m. Monday in Elm. Hall, a residence housing 136 girls. The dormitory janitor, Arthur Larson, averted possible disaster by prying open a. box in which the device was concealed, and ripping, out the electrical wiring. . "This wasn't just a college prank." said Ames Police Chief Orville Erickson. "Anybody who puts five sticks: of dynamite 'Ihi.a bomb means business. v "We believe that if Larson, hadn'.t acted the bomb would have blown up. I hesitate to say what would have happened then." Jewish Foster Parents 'Start Fight For Tot Born Catholic BOSTON on—Should 4-year-old Hildy McCoy, born a Catholic^ be taken from her foster parents because 1 , they'are Jewish? That • question was raised in the Massachusetts Supreme Court today as Mr. and Mrs, Melvin B. £llis of Brookline began a new ef- fort't& keep Hildy. •For-nearly five months the Elises have been in hiding to avoid complying with a lower court order to surrender the child. Whether they would appear in court and risk arrest remained problematical until the last moment. Today's action before ; Justice John V. Spalding was based on a petition by the Ellises for a high court review of proceedings in Norfolk County Probate Court, where the Ellises last June wer« ordered to surrender Hildy to; th« .Catholic Charitable Bureau in Boston. ] At the heart of the matter k th« Massachusetts adoption ' law which requires that, "where practicable," a probate judge must give child in adoption only to fmtw th« MnnnligfaM Mil).

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