Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 7, 1955 · Page 1
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Merged AFL-CIO Hits GOP Labor Policy The Weather Cloudy, snow or rain tonight. Low 30-34. Mildir, rain likely .tomorrow. High, 39; low, 17; noori, 29. River, 3.47 feet. Relative humidity, 77 per-cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXVL—NO. 336 Associated Prtu Seme*— AP W/rtpftoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1955 International Htwi Struct 22 Pages 6 CENTS REICH REDS ARREST YANKS Unions Cite Ike Pledged T-H Change NLRB Operations Also Attacked At- Group's Convention By NORMAN WALKER NEW . YORK tft-The. merged AFL-CIO has rejected an'appeal for support of Eisenhower adminis tration labor policies and criticised them sharply. The more than 1,400 convention delegates voted unanimously to "condemn the administration for its failure to live up to its campaign promises to rid the Taft- Hartley law of its antilabor provi sions." Other resolutions yesterday "de nouhced" -operation of the National Labor Relations Board under the present administration and criti cized current economic policies. "Only One Weapon" Cited "The administration," said one resolution, "seems more . inter ested in tilting with the windmill of inflation by increasing interes! rates than in creating the environ ment necessary for economic ex pansion. "We recognize that monetary policy is a. legitimate tool for stabilizing the economy but it is merely one of many weapons in the arsenal of economic programs." . This resolution- said automobile production and home building are "leveling off" and said government housing, tax and social aid programs should be geared up to counter any possible economic decline. Secretary of Labor' Mitchell had iVatned. Queen Of Rose Fete callcti dn'the AFL-CIO in a speech yesterday,.support. .administra : lion policies. He "said that under the Eisenhower administration workers were benefiting from a stable economy and high wages. The convention resolution dealing with the NLRB disagreed with a series of board decisions -and said, "The administration-dominated board has established antiunion policies almost entirely detrimental, to the rights of labor." Seeks To Avert Feuds Meanwhile, AFL-CIO President George Meany apparently has moved in to squelch-any feuds developing in the assimilation of the onetime rival AFL and CIO unions. He announced that at a founding session of the AFL-CIO r s new Industrial Union Department (IUD) he personally would settle any arguments over membership rights of various unions. The IUD was created primarily as a unit for former CIO unions. Folsoin Credits Ike Wilh S. S. Expansion Jean Culver, 18, a pink-cheeked blonde freshman at Pasadena City College, has been chosen Queen of the 67th annual Tournament of Roses. She will reign.over the floral parade and the Rose Bowl football game on January 2. (AP Photofax) Few Changes Slated In Defense Spending ; ;;:.WAS.HIN,GTON—Ml—Fourteen yearsj,a£tej.iPearlHar.bbr.the;iUnited Stale's is still faced with the necessity'of spending more 'than '35' billion dollars annually for defense—more than five times the amount for the- year just preceding the Japanese attack. On this anniversary of American entry into -World War II, Pentagon fiscal officials were putting into Senator Lauds GM Action In PaetExtension NEW YORK Ml — Secretary of Welfare Folsom called on American labor and business today to join government in pursuing vigorously "a policy of prevention and elimination of need." (Continued on Page 2; Qol. 3) Huge Yule Tree For While House Park To Go Up WASHINGTON OH — The While House Christmas tree — a Black Hills spruce 65 feet tall with a trunk two feet thick at the base- goes up today in Presidenl's Park. A gift from the people of South Dakota; the 65-year-old evergreen is scheduled to arrive by rail. final shape a budget estimate for the next fiscal year which Secre- tarjTBf Defense Charles E. Wilson says will show no "major" change from the current year's spending figure. Wilson, emerging from a conference, at Gettysburg with President Eisenhower yesterday, said he thought military spending in the fiscal year beginning next July 1 could be held at about 34'/z billions—but it would be "pretty tough" to do. The fiscal year in which Pearl Harbor occurred, including six months of the war, saw a defense expenditure of §23,572,000,000. Even before that, the budget had begun to climb as the nation built up its armaments, 'it had mounted from 51,559,000,000 in the year ended June 30, 1940, to $6,071,000,000 the following year. Wilson has. indicated that he expects • Pentagon spending to level off, if no major changes occur in the international situation, at about the current rate for the next several years. Stale Of U. S. Economy Reviewed By Top Aides GETTYSBURG, Pa. Ml - Presi dent Eisenhower reviewed the state of the nation's economy today with his special advisers in that field. He conferred with Dr. Arthur 3urns, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and economic aide Gabriel Hauge. They arrived at the President's post office headquarters at 8:45 a.m. This review of the national balance sheet took place against the background of a virtual certainty that defense spending next year won't fall much, if any, below the present 34'/i billion dollar level. A steel scaffolding 70 feet tall will be erected around the tree. From this, it • will take about a half dozen workers three days to decorate the tree. They will use 8,000 lights and ornaments. On Dec. 18, at precisely 5 p.m.. President Eisenhower will light the; tree by throwing a switch at hisjket was mixed today in early deal- Gettysburg home. ings. Slock Trading Mixed NEW YORK W) - The stock mar- WASHINGTON • W) — Top officials of General Motors got some praise from Sen. O'Mahoney (D- Wyo) today plus a request for their ideas on solving other problems of the auto industry. "O'Mahoney told' reporters he hopes that Ford and Chrysler will follow the surprise move of General Motors in extending its one- year retail dealer contracts to five years. GM President Harlow H. Curtice announced the longer-term agreements at the start of yesterday's oublic hearing by O'Mahoney's Senate Antitrust and Monopoly subcommittee. Curtice said "misleading statements" of a "few complaining dealers" at the hearings might cause "possible damage to General Motors good will." In Detroit, the Ford Motor Co. declined comment on GM's policy change. A Ford spokesman also declined to say how long its dealer contracts run. Attlee Quits As Chief Of Labor Party Three Expected To Seek Post In Wake Of His Resignation By TOM OCH1LTREE LONDON Wi — Pipe-smoking Clement Attlee, the mild-mannered Socialist who directed creation of Britain's welfare state, resigned today as leader of the Labor party A three-cornered fight for the top post in the British opposition party appeared shaping up among the deputy leader, Herbert Morrison, 67; 49-year-old Hugh Gaitskell: and Aneurin Bevan, 58, fiery. Welsh leader of the parly's left wing. Bevan was given almost no chance, however, against Morrison or Gaitskell, both followers of Atllee's moderate policies. Morrison's .age could count against him. Characteristically, the 72-year- old Attlee almost tiptoed out of the party leadership he had held for 20 years — a record in modern British politics. Colleagues Salule Him He handed in his resignation at a closed meeting of Labor mem- jers of Parliament which lasted ess than half an hour. His. colleagues saluted him with "For he's a jolly'good fellow." Age and ill health were responsible for his retirement from the minority leadership in the House of Commons. The man who served as Britain's Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951 had found direction of Ihe party's opposition to Ihe Conservative government an increasing burden in. recent months. Labor's defeat in the general election in May might have speeded his decision. Last summer he suffered a slight stroke. He recovered, but found nimself more and more fatigued as iie conducted the party's parliamentary battles, often througlr-alfc night sittings. It was generally assumed Attlee would accept an earldom and move JetVlane Crashes., Sets Houses Afire The" remains of a "Navy jet fighter plane that crashed today in a fashionable-residential district of Richmond, Va., burns beyond the fence (right). 'Two homes were set afire bu.t the pilot bailed out and landed.unhurt in another section of the city.' " ' (AP Photofax!' Blast Wrecks New Building • ' . ~ In West Reich up to the House of Lords. He may become leader of the parly in that more leisurely chamber. Follows Former Foe Attlee's retirement from Labor's top post came eight months after his political adversary and wartime leader in the coalition gov- ernmenl, Sir Winston Churchill, quit the chieftainship of the Conservatives at the age of 80. Attlee served as deputy prime minister to Churchill during World War II. Then he supplanted Churchill at No. 10 Downing St. when Labor swept to victory in the 1945 election. Chrysler spokesmen said their company's dealer contracts are "perpetual agreements." They never automatically expire but are subject to cancellation by either side "for cause" on 30 days notice. Four In Family Killed By Gag Fumes From Stove EAU CLAIRE, Pa. W-Carbon nonoxide fumes from a gas heat- ng stove killed a family of four n their apartment yesterday. Coroner J. Clinton Atwell identified victims as James R. Corbett. 27; his wife Sophia, about 2j>; and the couple's children, Rickey, 3, and Sandra, 9 months. 27-Believed'Kill In Anarluiciit House Recently Compieieil FRANKFURT, Germany. W]—A terrific gas explosion destroyed a new apartment bliilding "iiTTntd town Frankfurt before, dawn today Twenty seven Germans, including eight children, were belicvec killed. The blast smashed the five-story building like a blockbuster bomb The roof and all the walls, crashec with a roar heard two miles away. Five persons in night clothes including a small girl, were rescued and rushed to hospitals. Two bodies were found. Police said five hours after the blast they believed 25 persons were still buried in the wreckage. They held only scant hope thai any were still Army Engineer unil alive. U. S. rushed heavy bulldozers to help police and firemen who began the frantic clearing operation under floodlights. American soldiers joined in carting off mortar and bricks. It was the worst disaster of its kind in postwar Germany. In 1954 a four-slory building in -Cologne exploded, killing four persons and njuring eight. The new building was occupied by 12 familes who had moved in only two weeks ago. Though some persons were away at the time, Taxicab Driver Pays Fine, Makes Cop Pay His Fare PITTSBURGH wi—Traffic Cop Ted Walters wouldn't let a taxi driver make a left turn at an intersection. The driver, Jerry Thompkins. 25, gave him an argument. "Come on, we'll go to Central ., , . Police Station." Walters said and the resL were lrappcd ln Pajamas Florida and June 5 hopped into the cab. ThompkinsH, nighl^owns when the blast - Officials Seek Fever's Source •LANCASTER, Pa. f/n—Stale and local health authorities continued their research tod^y. into .37. .cases of. paratyphoid fever, .in-'an^effqjt .0 pih : :do.w'n the source-'o'Pthe/oUl- brcak. ' - - *••• .- -'• The cases hav'e been reported .hrpughouL Ihe greater 'Lancaster area. Most of the victims were children. Three were reporled in critical condition today; Kefauver Seen Entering Few " State Battles WASHINGTON Ml—Sen Kefauver D-Tenn) indicalecl loday that if e runs for the J95P Democratic presidential nomination he will Plane Crashes Houses, Pilot Lands Unhurt Richmond Woiiiaiv 1 V- > Hurl As Navy Craft > Causes Home Fires RICHMOND, Va. Ml - A Navy jet fighter collided wilh another a 20,000 feet over Richmond toda and crashed and exploded in a fash o'nablc residential' area, scllinj Iwo. Homes afire. The pilot, flying blind on inslru menls with his canopy hooded ejected himself and made a safi parachute landing several mile; away. •- .- . . :j LI.' Edward R. Bristol of'Vir ginia Beach, flying the escort craf made it hack to his Oceana, Va. station. There the Navy disdosec :oncentrate f showdown on a limited number! 1 ' 10 crasl1 was causcd b y a coi lision in flight—a fact of which primary challenges o Adlai E. Stevenson. He said in an interview he. may clay unlil January.his announce- icnl. Stevenson has announced his andidacy. "I have a great deal of Senate ;ork to do and I will not 'have ime to campaign in a great many rimaries, if f do make-the race," c said. He said that if he runs he may nler the March 20 Minnesota rimary which Stevenson has ac- opted an invitation to enter. The Minnesota party organixa- on has endorsed Stevenson, large- through efforts hrey (D-Minn). Kefauver said of Sen. Hum- Ihe promptly lowered his flag and drove off. When they got to the station, Thompkins made Walters pay the fare—60 cents. Then Thompkins paid a $10 fine on a disorderly conduct charge. shattered the building at 5:40 p.m. Wheat Opens Finn CHICAGO W) — Wheat opened firm but other cereals were irregular on the Board of Trade today May 29 California primaries, which Stevenson may enter, would be given "consideration" if he runs.v - 75,000,000 Voted Schoolboy Tortured By Three Youths, Left Naked And Chained In City Park CLEVELAND Ml—A frail, schol-jheavily wooded Rocky River Val•1*7 hnv hie nntnrl KnH\7 Micinrorl IQIT iw MAI^AM^IU^M r>«..l. ....... ju* arly boy, his naked body blistered wilh burns and a 12-foot tree limb dragging from a chain around his waist, lurched inlo Fairview Park Hospital last kitchen door. night through a He said three other youths had chained him to a tree, drenched him with turpentine and lighted it. Suffering second and third- degree burns over 85 per cent of his body, 17-year-old Earl R. Fryman was in poor condition today. The attack took place in thellhe same school. ley in Metropolitan Park near the westerly suburb of Fairview Park. Fryman had to walk a mile lo reach the hospilal, on the edge of the deep valley. He lold police Ihrce strange youths about his own age picked him up yesterday morning as he was hitchhiking to St. Ignatius Parochial School, where he is a senior. Because the car had SI. Ignatius slickers on the windshield, he said, he thought Ihey attended But instead of taking him lo school, they held him captive and drove around Cleveland until dusk, he continued. Then for some reason Ihe Ihree became "mad and disgusted," he said, and drove down into the river valley, where they chained him lo the Iree and secured the chain with a cheap padlock. He said he could not explain their motive. He said that when Ihe youths lefl him, he broke loose from the tree and rolled on the ground to put out the flames. James Dean, Jennifer Jones Selected In Audience Poll HOLLYWOOD Ml — The lale James Dean, emotion-torn hero 01 "East of Eden," and Jennifer Jones, Eurasian doctor of "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing,' have been named the top movie performers of the year by the first Audience Awards poll. An estimated 15 million fans also voted "Mister Roberts" the best picture and Peggy Lee ("Pete Kelly's Blues") and Tab Hunter ('Battle Cry" and "Track of the Cat") the outstanding new person alitics. 1 The first mass polling of moviegoers produced results that could h.ave important bearings on Ihe award of Oscars next March. Cer- t&inly Dean, and' perhaps Miss Jones, loom as top contenders for Hollywood's premier honor, (he Academy Award. Dean, a brilliant actor, was killed at 24 in a highway crash two months ago. tyloviegocrs voted for their favor- tes between Nov. 17-27 in theater ribbics. Theater managers made the nominations. , JENNIFER JONES Favored by Film Fans the downed pilol apparently was unaware. The Navy said one of the planes' brushed the other's tai controls. ' , The housekeeper in one virtually destroyed home suffered burns anc an infant, cut off by flames and smoke on an upper floor, was rescued by a brick worker who scaled a porch to reach the nursery. Other than the housekeeper there were no reported injuries. Ens. Robert Ainmann, 22, the pilot landed unscathed 15 minules afler the bailout on a North Richmond road several miles from the crash area unaware of the consternation his aircraft carried wilh t out of the cold overcast skies. "I was Hying at 20,000 feet when something went wrong," said .he Dallas, Tex., pilot. "I don't know what happened. The plane was uncontrollable and I bailed >ut. It was an ejection seat. It ook me 15- minutes to land." The plane smashed into a concrete driveway between the homes cf Benjamin Dennis III, an oil company executive, and Thomas Wal- Suspect Released In Boys' Slaying PONTIAC, Mich. WV-A 23-year-, old man, questioned in connection lon ' a . food service executive. The East Berlin Communists Holding Two ™ New Regime Seen Testing Authority : Granted By Russia BERLIN MV —"East Berlin Communists, exercising new Soviet- granted sovereignty, announced today, they have arrested two American soldiers. ' : . ~ .J- The two were not identified, and the U. S. Army . could not • immediately confirm the announcement broadcast by the East Berlin radio. But it raised .speculation that the Communists would use the two soldiers as an example, put them on trial, before one of their courts, and thus demonstrate that East Berlin,: as the Russians declared asl week, is no longer occupied .erritory. „• ' .-, ; Soldiers Not Named ' The Communist East Berlin lewspaper, Bz Am Abend, said lowever East Berlin police had .urned the Americans over to Soviet military authorities. The Bz also' Sid noF~hame- the soldiers, but it used a picture-of a- uniformed American holding-'-his land over his face, with the cap,ion: "One of the gangsters." The radio said the two were arrested after beating a male caba- •et performer unconscious. The performer was, identified as -Wcr- icr Licrck, of the Distel cabaret. A U. S.- Army spokesman- said ic had no information concerning lie incident. ' The arrests came tit a time when lie Communists were issuing daily leclaralions that East Berlin is no ger: Sbvicl-.qccupicd. IcrrJlo-y. > 'lie Reels claim''to' have full ju is- liclion. '. Kiisslans Rejected Protest '•" The Communist claims slaiicrl alter-two U. S. .congressmen—I'crc letainecl at gunpoint in East Bcr- in for more than four hours Nov. !".' When, American officials pro- the detention to Soviet au- lioritics, Uic Russians refused to nlcrvcnc. They said they h a cl ;ivcn the 'East German regime full esponsibility for East Berlin. AH of the Western Big Three lave rejected this claim. They cle- ilarod four-power rule continues hroughout Berlin and that.Russia responsible for what their Communist satellites do in administe'r- ng East Berlin. Stevenson Denies gnoring Pickets 4.1 Chicago Port NEW YORK Iff) — Adlai E. Sle- enson said today he knew nothing bout a strike against United Air ines when he boarded a UAL ane in Chicago yesterday for a ight here. "I knew nothing of any strike ntil I was on the plane on my ay to New York," he said.. "1 either saw nor heard any pickets New York or Chicago." Jn Chicago David Landry, an of- cial of the striking union, the ight Engineers International ssn., said a picket was in a hall- ay outside the UAL section of idway. Terminal and "was close Stevenson" when the Stevenson arty entered the terminal. with .the October slaying of three Chicago boys, was released from Oakland County Jail last night after a lie detector test proved inconclusive. Sgl. Jack Pletskie of the Michigan state police, who gave the test to Owen Robert Moser of Fenton. Mich., said, "Every question the boy answered came out the same. He showed no emotion to any question." ged Inventor Dies, immediate explosion and flare of Developed Engravings flame fired I he houses and scat- i - o B tered wreckage of the plane for 100 yards or more. Peron Asks For Visa MEXICO CITY - flNS) - The Mexican Foreign Office has confirmed reports that former Argentine Dictator Juan Peron has requested a visa to visit Mexico. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio Ml — Charles P. Gaither, 88, who developed an early automobile and a half-tone newspaper engraving, died here yesterday. Employed as a printer and pressman on the Youngstown Vindicator, Gailher developed the first half-tone engraving used on the paper's rotary press in 1893. Woman's Skeleton Is Found In Home, Police Open Probe Of Bizarre Mystery CASPER, Wyo. Ml—A woman's skclton, chipped by police ham mers from a concrete tomb in the respected family of starled a bizarre in- find solved the dis- home of i seven, has vcstigation. The grisly appearance 29 months ago of Mrs. Barbara Alexander, 2V. But in turn I led to new and macabre puzzles. Mrs. Alexander's body, the hands clutching a rude cross at (he chest, vas found in the oasemenl of Ihe cast Casper home of, her husband j James, 48, a former schoolteacher here. "The body wss pointed out lo us by the person who buried it," said Nalrona Counly Atfy. Ray Whittaker. "That person was Mrs. Rose Alexander." Rose Alexander is James' first and also his present wife. Married some years ago, they-had Iwo children and Whitlaker la.ler said. were divorced, Alexander then married Barbara Alexander, who lad two children by a previous marriage and one by Alexander., All the children lived at the Alexanders' home here. Rose Alexander, in a statement to officers, said Barbara's death was accidental. No charges have been filed. Barbara Alexander vanished in July 1953, but, for reasons not explained, her disappearance was not reported by Alexander until "about nine months later," the county al- lorney .said. Sometime after th« Incident, Rose Alexander returned to live with her former husband. \

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