Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 7, 1955 · Page 2
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TWO EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1955 Dial PA-2-46QO for a WANT AD TaJter Husband Of Bomb Victim Accuses Ex-Son-In-Law WACO! Tex. wv-The husband of a wealthy auto bomb victim named his former son-in-law as her slayer in testifying yesterday before what probably is the first murder trial to be televised live. Harry Weaver. 60, said Harry L. Wa'shburn, 39, was the first suspect he named after "a terrible explosion" killed wealthy Mrs. Helen Harris Weaver, 51. at San Angelo, Tex., last .Ian. 19. "For two years I've been afraid of him." Weaver said. A TV camera in the balcony and Looking > with Luke For hearing aids . , caterers stationers • or any other product or service you need for the home or business, look first in the YELLOW PAGES of your Telephone Directory. It is a quick, easy, convenient way to find almost anythino you want. THE CHESAPEAKE I POTOMAC TELEPHONE COMPANY OF BALTIMORE CITY microphones at the witness stand sent the proceedings over Waco station KWTX-TV. The courtroom was only about half filled with spectators. It was packed during the opening session, which wasn't televised. Weaver, a stocky, graying man, testified in a quavering voice about rushing from his mother-in- law's home and seeing "an immense cloud of smoke" hanging over the driveway. His "badly mutilated" wife was slumped in the family car's front seat. Weaver said he named Washburn, former husband of Mrs. Weaver's daughter Helen, as the killer immediately after the explosion. He testified that Washburn appeared at the Weaver ranch near San Angelo in 1951, waved two pistols, threatened to kill the couple and demanded $20,000. Weaver said he talked Washburn into accepting a $5.000 check, explaining Weaver would be under suspicion if he tried to cash a 520,000 check after the couple's death. After the session, Judge D. W. Bartlett said the telecast was "a very good thing for the viewing public to see." Defense Attorney Shuford Farmer said, "i don't see how live TV coverage .. . has done anything to disturb the due process of law." At Atlanta, the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, W. H. Duckworth, denounced the televising. Duckworth, long an ojit- standing defender of the freedom of the press, said he objected to making-a "stage show" display of a murder trial so people can watch it "like going to a trtill fight." . . . Business Seen Hitting Peak NEW YORK MV-Businoss capital spending in the first quarter of 1956 will climb to a record high. 12 per cent over the pace, of booming 1955, Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks declared today. In an address prepared for delivery at the opening session of the convention of the National Assn. of Manufacturers, Weeks gave this business -forecast for 195G: 'For the first six months at least 1 am confident we'll move to a higher plane—for the balance of the year I'm optimistic." STOP fflfflS /MfK-SEAl RUBBER WEATHER STRIPPING for doors and windows Seals out dirt & water Cuts fuel costs Easy to put on Lasts for years Bridzeport Fabrics, Inc. Bridgeport, Conn Two-year-old Robert Peters squares his hat for inspecting officer on U. S. warship at Japanese port. He was commended for good shoe shine but denied 43-hour liberty because of "lack of discipline" in the ranks. He's son of a Navy petty officer. i (AP Photohx) Unions Cile (Continued jrom Page 1) "We have advanced to higher living standards through the joint efforts of all," Folsom told . the AFL-C10 constitutional convention in a prepared'speech. Now, he added, "We must renew our combined efforts to achieve for each person an ever- increasing measure of economic security, well-being and freedom from want." He recalled that at President Eisenhower's request. Congress approved a "far-reaching series of improvements" in Social Security benefits. "We look forward to continued improvements," he said, "with extension of coverage to the few groups who are still excluded and other steps which can be taken soundly at this time." He did not detail these "other steps." In considering such benefits and taxes to pay for them, Folsom said, "we should carefully avoid tax increases that might undermine or weaken popular support for the system in the future." "Reporting a "great national awakening of public interest" in the school problem, he said the administration has been at work for many months, developing a plan of federal help in the fight to "erase the nation's deficit of classrooms." 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Court Action Filed To Halt Virginia Vote ~ Injunction Sought Against Referendum On School Proposal RICHMOND W) — The State faced a court challenge today in its plans for a Jan. 9 referendum on whether a convention shall be called to amend the state Constitution to deal with the school segregation issue. Joseph A. Jordan Jr., a Norfolk Negro attorney, filed an injunction petition in Richmond Circuit Court late yesterday in an effort to block the referendum. Jordan said the referendum would be illegal because it seeks ;o give the State a means of getting around the Supreme Court's decision outlawing segregation in public schools. Elsewhere, there were these developments pertaining to the amendment plan: 1. Gov. Stanley went to Petersburg for new conferences with legislators on methods to push the amendment proposal. 2. Del. John Webb of Fairfax, who tried to kill the plan in the legislature last week, announced he would work for its defeat in Northern Virginia. 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