Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 1, 1955 · Page 1
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Th« Weather Snow, sleet likely tonight. Low • 25-30. Rain, warmer tomorrow. High, 35; low, IS; noon, 35. River—2.9 feet. Relative humidity —74 per cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXVL—NO. 330 Associattd Press Service— AP W;V«p/ioto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1955 International News Service 32 Pages 6 CENTS •Mr Kahr Will Never Sec Father Wracked -with grief, Mrs. Barbara Freeman, 20, an expectant mother, holds picture of .her husband, Marvin, 24,'who became Ohio's first "Safe Driving Day" casualty. His car, traveling £t high ipeed, crashed into an abutment near Cincinnati early today. -' (AP Photofnx)' Seven Guards Face Trial In Bribe Racket Special Privileges Sold To Inmates Of New York City Jail NEW YORK Wt—Seven guards have been accused of running a bribery'racket in prison with a "fixe^d-.price'*'-for favors to inmates Tanging:'from-;50 cents for a stroll in.the corridor to $35 for a bottle of scotch. Manhattan Dist. Atty.'Frank,-S. Hogan said last night 'a "lip"— followed by painslaking police work—led to the arrests. Hogan said privileges for a fee included the arranging of card and dice 'games,' extra food, liquors, visiling from cell lo cell and- S85 whisky and cold cuts party in a - prison store room. Hogan told this story: About a month ago a Brooklyn man being held in city prison on a larcency charge got word " to Brooklyn Dist. Atty. Edward S. CIO Rejects Demand By Mine Union Chief NEW YORK (m— The CIO went ahead today with plans for a quick merger with the AFL after rejecting a dunning note from John L Police Report Confession In Child Slayiiig uruuMyn UISL. rtiiy. ILUWCUU o. , j i . Silver of the alleged peddling and ?jl > Lewis for alleged past-due debts. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, an independent labor organization not a party to the prospective merger, sent his payment demand on the eve of separate AFL and CIO conventions called to ratify the amalgamation. Lewis is a maverick in the union iibvement who in the past has been a leader in both the AFL ;rid CIO. Last night he demandec that the CIO, before any mergei action, pay up 51,665,000 .which .lie claimed "to 'be """"" " .he UMW from early CIO organizing clays. Lewis headed the CIO at :hat time. "Why, he's got the second )iggesl bank in Washinglon and vants us lo help him make it the biggest." James B. Carey, a CIO eader, told a reporter. "Lewis has •ot three brass balls hanging out- iidc his office." Lewis, whose rich miners' union eportedly controls the National Bank of Washington, wrote Carey had ad- bribery racket. Patrolman Michael - Lizzio anc Policewoman Norma Trentalange, posing as the brother and fiancee ot a prisoner, rented an apartment on West 72nd Street and got word to the -guards they wanted favors for the inmate and had a lot of money to pay for them. Twelve times since Nov. 1 transactions for illegal favors took place, and each time $50 in marked money was handed over. Hidden in a clothes closet of the apartment was another officer with an active tape-recorder. The police list of the guards' alleged price scale: A steak sandwich, $1; change lo a more desirable cell, ?40; a stroll in Ihe corridor, 50 cents; a visit to another prisoner's cell, Si: delivery of money from the outside, $15; a quart of scotch, S35. Carter Glass, Jr., Dies In Hospital LYNCHBURG, Va. I/PI — Cartel- Glass Jr., 62. a copublisher andjdegrccs in the Dakotas. vanced the CIO approximately $7,250,000 in Ihe late 1930s and $1,665,000 is still due in "valid loans." Carey, secretary-treasurer of. the CIO when Lewis was its president and still holder of that office, fired back a reply telling Lewis that "the CIO owes you no money." Where Lewis had written that the CIO is being "liquidated" by merging with the larger Afl, Carey flatly denied that loo. Break Sighted In Cold Spell By The Associated Press The cold weather over most of ie eastern two thirds of the country appeared breaking a little in sections 'of the mid-continent today, Dut not much relief was in prospect for the eastern parl of the country. Early morning temperatures \vere_ higher from Texas northward into the Dakotas. But they still were below freezing as far south as Oklahoma and northwestern Texas and between 10 and 18 ill.' Hi —Police said today a cab 'driver admitted the rape-slaying of an 8-year-old Canton, 111., girl. James Chrislensen, superintendent of the Illinois State Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, said'that Lloyd Miller-, 29, also of Canton, signed a statement admitling the slaying of •. Janice May last Saturday. The girl's stripped and beaten body was. found hidden among ;ome upended railroad cars. Christensen said Miller signed lie statement after hours of ques- :ioning since his arrest in Danville Monday night. He had steadfastly denied any connection with the slaying. Miller, who has been held on a .echnical charge of grand larceny n connection with the taking of a cab from Canton to nearby Pekin, vas not charged immediately with he rape-slaying. French Ballot Battle Begun By Faure Foes Benson Says Eisenhower Favors Plan Offers Six-Point Program And Raps Democratic Stand CHICAGO tw-Secretary, of Agriculture Benson today announced a six-point program for dealing vith the acute farm situation. He said it will be presented to Con- ress in January. In a speech prepared for ng of the Republican National Committee, he said President Ei- enhower had recently approved he plan. It includes: 1. Stepped up surplus .disposal and expansion of exports. 1. A vigorous purchase program o remove gluts. 3. Enlarged soil conservation and ncentive payment programing, es- iccially in drought .areas. 4. Expansion of the rural de- elopment program for low-income arm families. Would Expand Markets 5. Stepped-up research, empha- izing lower production costs, new ises for farm products, and ex- >ansion of markets. 6. A speedup in a 10-state Great p lains program to make better use f wheat and grazing land. Benson said the program, now n preparation, was not ready for iscussion in detail. lt will be no nostrum, no one- Sot remedy, no cure-all," he said, it will be constructive.". Answering repeated attacks by 'empcratic. leaders he said farm roposals of Adlai Stevenson and ov. Averell Harriman of New Guard Accused In Prison Htichei Probe John McKnight, 40, one of seven guards accused of, running .a bribery racket in New York City prison, hangs his head when arraigned today. Guards are charged with selling favors to prisoners- ranging from 50 cents for a stroll in corridor to $35'for a bottle of Scotch. (AP Photofox) pr.kV.h a^v.e" reached ""ludicrous roportions." •• He said the Democrats have eked "agriculture as the major omestic battlefield for 1956" after iling in prophesying "disaster" nd attacking. Eisenhower's churchgoing activities." "The same people who" had iackled the farmer with price who sought to ram onlrols 'Payoff Charge In Welfare Fund Handling Aired WASHINGTON — A Senate general manager of the Lynchburg News and Daily Advance, died at 4:15 this morning in a local hospital. Glass suffered a brain hemorrhage last night. Son of the late U. S. Sen. Carter Glass and Mrs. Aurclia McDarmon Caldwell Glass, he had been associated with the Lynchburg newspapers since 1913. He was a mer member of the State- S> of Virginia and a former president of the American Philatelic Society. The warming trend was expected to spread over much of the north central region during the day. Temperatures in the eastern areas were mostly in the 20s this morning and the cold air extended southward as far as Jacksonville, Fla., which reported a chilly 39. Grains Open Lower CHICAGO (fft— Grains were mostly a little lower at the opening on the Board of Trade today although corn got off to a firm start. Buenos Aires Plans Welcome On Return Of Famous Editor BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Mt— Famed editor Albcrlo Gainza Paz flew homeward today to lake charge once again of his family's ;ewspapcr La Prcnsa—seized by .Juan D. Pcron and freed by the men who overthrew the dictator. A tumultuous welcome was, prepared for Gainza Paz. who* was due early tonight from New York after nearly five years' exile in Uruguay and the United States. Leaflets littering downtown Buenos Aires urged the populace to- turn oui for a huge greeting. Provisional President Pedro Aramburu's caretaker gov- ; eminent, pledged lo right Pcron's wrongs and restore democracy, is- sued simultaneous decrees yesterday returning La Prcnsa to the Paz family and abolishing the Pcronista parly. This done, govcrnmcnl officials launched intensive talks with Henry F. Holland, Spanish-speaking U. S. assistant secretary of slate for inter-American affairs. Holland flew in yesterday for a three-day visit during a Latin- American tour. U, S. Ambassador Albert F. Nufcr gave a reception for Hoi- and al the embassy residence lac! night. Guests included Aramburu, Vice President Isaac Ro.jas and a host of other high Argentine officials. Labor subcommittee called more witnesses today after hearing a charge that "payoffs" marked the handling of some welfare insurance programs for industrial workers. . Sen. Allott (R-CoIo), a subcommittee member, voiced the payoff charge yesterday amid testimony that some insurance companies have paid broker commissions as high as 30 and 40 per cent of the first year's premiums on -such insurance. Alloll said this was money "thai belongs to the people who are in-j sured." :e Brannan plan down the Ihroat ' agriculture, suddenly began pop g up all over the place with uack remedies and discarded ostrums. "Even when the besl possible rm program is evolved, it is un fcly to bear the imprint of such Ticultural experts as Jake Arvey nd Carmen DeSapio." Refers To Leaders Bensen's reference was lo Jacob Arvey, veteran Chicago Demo- alic leader, and his fellow Demo- cralic nalional commilteeman, Carmen DeSapio of New York. Benson said, "The efforts of Governors Harriman and Stevenson lo outbid each olher in this realm of what they think is 'agricultural planning' have alreadyj reached ludicrous proportions. "When Stevenson recently flip- flopped back lo rigid, 90 per cenl price supports and ther threw in his version of the Brannan plan for good measure, I watched with some interest tc see if Averell Harriman could lop lhat. ' "He did. He even chided Adlai for being loo 'moderate.'" Federal Help For Building Schools Seen Conference Slated To Support Plans After Discussion WASHINGTON M 1 ) — The'whit House Conference on Educatio seemed almost certain today to g strongly on.record in favor of fee eral aid. to schools, particularl, for buildings,.,. ..!-.. Discussion -table chairmen, sit ling in two teams of eight unt 1 2 a.m., simmered down the view of 166 round tables which had dis cussed school finance during, th evening. Each of the two team designated one of its members I refine the findings further for fina presentation to the conference to night. Team No. 1 reported: 1. More than 2-1 scntimen among participants at S3 round table discussions in favor of som increase in federal -aid. 2. A large majorily in favor o construclion aid. 3. A narrow majority opposin^ federal aid for school operation which would include purchase texlbooks and teachers' pay. Team No. 2 reported: 1. More than 70 per cent of par licipanls at Ihe other 83 round tables in favor of some increase in federal aid, with a smal minority opposed to federal aic for education in any form. 2. Almost all tables, as distinguished from participants, in favor of some federal aid for construction. 3. A subslanlial but smaller ma- jorily of tables in favor of some aid for current expense (operation). He said that war, rather than iV r/ i i «•/•• i /- ligh price supports, made high jn.! W <">dward Widow Gels comes, and "no political party canjLifc Income Under Will or should take credit for wartime trices unless it also assumes responsibility for the war and the bloodshed." Glass Official Dies BALTIMORE Ml — George Frederick Lang, a national figure in the glass industry, died at his home here yesterday after a months illness. He was 71. Orioles Sign Pact COLUMBUS, Ohio UPi-The Baltimore Orioles announced today a working agreement with Thomson, Ga., a new member of the Georgia State baseball league. Thomson is the eighth minor league team with which the Orioles (now are affiliated. NEW YORK W—The fourlh and last will written by William Woodward Jr. was admitted for pro- bale yesterday in Surrogate's Court. Under the latest will, dated 1948, the widow receives a life income from a third of his estimated 10 million dollar estate, with the other two-thirds being put in trust for the two Woodward children. Mrs. Woodward's share reverts to them upon her death. In cash she was left 32,500 — the legal minimum under New York law. Star Who Lost Eye To Return NEW YORK Wl -- Paul Mun whose left eye was 1 removed b surgery recently, plans to retur tonight to his.'star, role in Broadway-hit drama -"Inherit ,th Wind.!-' : :C ,,.:.•-.;'•••. '<'_ ;"••= :'The..60-yqar-old stage ami scree star was" forced to quit' the pla> Aug. "29 because of a serious eye ailment. Miini decided .yesterday he was n shape to return. ' , Probers Seek Real Total In 'Risk' Firings c? WASHINGTON Ml — Senate in /esligalors set out today to deter nine how many discharged fed sral employes actually were firec nder the Eisenhower adminislra- ion's security program. Officials of 24 government detriments and agencies were ailed by a Senate Civil Service ubcommitlee headed by Sen. Olin D. Johnson (D-SC) to testify in wo days of public hearings. Paul If a d 1 i c k, subcommittee ounscl, said an attempt was being nacle lo find oul how many cm- Joyes listed as fired under the ecurity program would have been ismissed anyhow under regular ivil'scrvicc procedures. Democrats frequently have barged that Vice President Nixon nd other Republicans made "a umbers game" out of reported ccurily risk firings in Ihe. lasl "ection campaign. Three Detroit Capers Struck DETROIT W) — AFL stereotype waters struck Detroit's three aily newspapers today. The strike was called in a con- act dispute with the Detroit swspapers Publishers Assn. The ;sociation represents the three ai!ies. Picket lines were thrown around newspaper plants. The publishers said the dispute volved union demand that an ex- a crew be provided to process lor plates wild a minimum ol full day's pay, and the overtime paid for handling any material t used on the same day. Wages e not an issue. Canada Readh To Press Plan Cfn UN Entry Veto Threats From Boih Sides Of Iron Curtain Are Voiced UNITED ' NATIONS, 'RY"' rhreatened by. .vetoes from boil ides of the Iron, Curtain, Canada doggedly look her plan -to bring 8 nations into the United Nation Before the' Special'Political Com nitlce today. Canadian Delegate .Paul Martin chief mover' behind'the 27-natibn resolution to -admit • all 18 appli cants, prepared to' introduce i soon after'the opening of the mem bcrship 'debate. The 60-nation committee wil ivc the much discussed Canadiar proposal its first public airing. Bu Is fate rests with the Securit Council, where Nationalist China las threatened to veto Communis Outer Mongolia and Russia has warned she will turn thumbs clown »n the whole package deal if any f the five- Red candidates arc re ecteci. To be admitted (o the U.N., an pplicant must get seven affinna ive the ll-nation Security Council and escape the big power p eto. II. must then win approval f two thirds of the Assembly. Some delegates were hopeful the :hinese or the Russians might be ersuaded to relax their positions cfore a final vote is taken. 1 Wolotov Blamed or Deadlock At Geneva Sessions WASHINGTON W> — A record the verbal sparring which end- d in deadlock of the Geneva for- gn ministers' conference was iiblished by the State Department Drive Opens As Vote Set Next Month Mendes-France Gets Support As National Assembly Dissolved By HARVEY HUDSON PARIS tn — France's -election campaign got off to a booming start today only a few hours after Premier" Edgar Faure's government voted to dissolve the National Assembly. ; - '" The Socialists and backers of former Premier Pierre Mendes- France lost no time in opening their drive for votes in the nationwide election; expected to be set for Jan. 8. They turned their heaviest propaganda artilleriy against Faure and the .dissolution-. The Cabinet decision to dissolve the Assembly— the first such move in the .history of the -postwar- Fourth Republic" — was announced last night. It gives Faure the early election the Assembly had denied him: '.-'.--. ' . - ''. Permitted Use Of Clause The Assembly handed Faure a vote of no confidence : Tuesday,. largely because of 'its opposition to his campaign for' early elections. The 318-218 vote, however, permitted 'use of a .clause in the 194R constitution providing dissolution of the Assembly ' by the Cabinet .if two governments were defeated on votes of confidence by a majority of all members of the House within an Ig-monlh period. Mendes-France received a no- confidence vote last February, with more than half the deputies against 'him. ' - . li'ExprcsSf. chief mouthpiece for, ^ net action. an-"qutrage ; against, fcha • • ration." '. " " : ." .'.'.':'•.'; - v , '•'-, It charged the Faure : -govern- ncnt with "lying, lo.. the counlry on ts real economic situation . . ; undermining the authority of France n Algeria and Morocco ...^abandoning every attempt of French ntervention in" international "21- 'airs . . . betraying the interests of rrench youth in leaving • the economic feudalists to dictate the new policy of the country." Wanted Election Delayed Mendes-France, who still is ,.in .he process of reorganizing and ighlcning his grip on the Radical Socialist party, wanted the elec- ions delayed to give him more ime to prepare for a campaign. le also had pushed for election oE ndividual deputies by districts, be- ieving the change would help his action. The Radical Socialist party, ac- ually neither radical nor Social- st, has participated in the coali- on governments since November 947. Under the premiership of lendcs-Francc, it tended toward eft-of-ccntcr with the conservative /ing in opposition on some domestic and economic issues. Faure also is a Radical Socialist ut Mendes-France controls the arty machinery and 34 of its 65 ssembly members. ke Promises Campaign Aid CHICAGO m-Prcsident Eisen- ower told Ihe Republican Nation- Join In Safe Driving Day *** •,*** * * * *** Eisenhower Urges Extra Effort To Reduce Traffic Toll By The Associated Prcsi Al leasl 10 persons were killed in the early hours of Safe Driving "S-D" Day. Shorlly after sunup, the toll by states included: Ohio four, Michigan two, and Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New York, one each. In Indiana, a car police said was without lighls smashed into the rear of a semitrailer near Richmond, on U. S. 40, killing Robert M. Johnson, *A. of Cenierville, Ind. lie. died at 1:27 a.m. KST as he was being extricated from the wreckage, j Less than 90 minutes after Ihe slarl of 3-D Day in Illinois, Gerald La Grow, 27-year-old sailor, was killed when slruck by a truck. The accident occurred at 1:25 a.m. CST, L. T. Ball. 22, of Plymouth, Mich., was killed at 2:19 a.m. EST when he lost control of his car and hit a culvert in Canton Township, a Detroit suburb. The third, fatality reported was Donald Mosher, 23. of Glens Falls, N. Y., who lost his life when his car left a highway and struck a Ircc near GJens Falls about 3 a.m. EST. Today was the nation's second attempt to go through 24 hours without a traffic death. However, few persons expect! complete success. But President Kisenhowt-i's Committee for Traffic Safely, which designated today to dramatize Ihe idea lhat careful driving and careful walking can save lives hopes for a sharp reduction in traffic accidents, Eisenhower called on all Americans lo help show that "we can- by our own personal efforts—reduce accidents on our strccls and highways." All across Ihc United Slates policemen are wearing armbands urging safely. In many cilics banners are strung across streets urging motorist and pedestrians to be extra careful. Loud-speaker-equipped police cars are cruising the streets. In Chicago, an amplified voice booms across a street in the Loop: "You! The man in the gray overcoat! Get back on Ihe sidewalk unlil the light changes." One hundred and one persons died in traffic deaths each day during the first. 10 months of 1955. This one-day effort is to show thai the casually toll can be cut down if everyone makes an extra efforl every day, like today. f, just two weeks after Ihe meeting ended. !t showed the "spirit of Geneva" fading with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov accusing this country of wanting to establish "centers of espionage," and Secretary of State Dulles calling "almost infamous" Molotov's implication that only Russia was interested in disarmament. Molotov also accused the Western Big Three of "seeking to interfere with Soviet affairs". "do everything in my power next year to help you report the (Republican* record accurately and fully to the country." Some GOP leaders viewed this as an'expression of Eisenhower's intent to aid the -Republican candidates in 1956, whether or not he decides to be a candidate himself. The President wired members of the committee meeting to make arrangements for their convention starting next Aug. 20 in Sati Francisco. Fourth 'Turncoat 9 GI Fails To Arrive At Crown Colony HONG KONG (fl—A fourlh GI .urncoal who decided to come ionic after living in Red China failed to arrive here today as ex peeled. U, S. consular officials waiting at the border bclwcen China and .his British colony said Richard R. Tenncson, 22-year-old son of Mrs. Portia Howe of Aldcn, Minn., was not on the daily train from Canton. They said there was no indica- ! on when he mighl arrive. The Red Cross had informed he British Red Cross that Pciping was releasing him at his own request. Tenncson was captured in Korea in May 1951, He . was one ot 21j r- Gls who refused to be repatirat-ed after Ihe armistice and instead chose to live in Red China. Hh mothor was convinced her son had been thoroughly brainwashed and flew to Tokyo last year in the hope of seeing him. The U. S. Army wouldn't let her go further but she said a plane ticket was wailing for her son in Hong Kong to bring him home for Christinas. There was no word from Washington whether anything else was waiting for Tcimcson. With the other turncoats, he was dishonorably discharged from Ihe Army after (heir decision to stay with the Chinese.

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