Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 8, 1955 · Page 1
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The Weather Snow flurries tonight, Friday.' Colder, low 20-25. high, 34; low^ 24; noon, 34. River—3.32 feet. Relative Humidity-—65 per cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXVL—NO. 337 Auociottd frttt Seme*—AP Winphoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1955 International Newj Strvict 36 Pages 6 CENTS Adlai Hits GOP 'Hate Mongering' 'Showdown Due On U. N. Membership Security Council Will Discuss Admission Of 18 Free, Red Nations UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (INS) — The U. N. Security Council was summoned today to meet Saturday morn'ng to discuss a recommendation for admitting 18 free world and Communist states into the U.N. Council President Sir Leslie K: Munro of New Zealand called the "showdown" session after consulting with all -members of the 11- nalion body on breaking the nine- year U.N. membership deadlock. Munro summoned the Security Council in anticipation of an overwhelming endorsement by the General Assembly of "the special political committee's recommendation to admit the 18 states. Approval Expected The assembly is expected to call this morning for the admission of the 13 free world and five Soviet satellites states to the U.N. The recommendation was passed by the committee by a vote of 52 to 2, with five absentions. Nationalist China and Cuba voted against the measure, sponsored by Canadaj and 27 other states. The U. S:,j France, Belgium, Israel and Greece abstained. The 18 states proposed for ad mission are Austria, Italy, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Ceylon, Cambodia, Jordan, Libya, Laos, Nepal, Portugal, Spain and Communist Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Outer Mongolia. Not Listed By Name The recommendation does not list the 18 by name, referring simply to "the pending applications for membership of all those 18 countries about which no problem of unification arises.";, . The wording covers the 13 free nations and the five satellites bul | excludes South Korea, Vietnam and Germany, all of which are divided. Cuba had proposed addition of South Korea and the Vietnam Republic to the 18.but withdrew the motion.-Germany was not included in the Cuban amendment because it has not applied for U. N. membership. Russia had submitted an amendment to the original recommendation, listing all 18 by name. This, too, was withdrawn after member states urged that the proposal be as general as possible. Ike, Top Aides Meet For Study Of Budget Elected To Top Union Offices Torture §lory Called Hoax Earl R. Fryman, 17, above, lies near death in a Cleveland, 0., hospital of burns suffered Tuesday night when, he claimed, three youths chained him to a tree/*douse4him witlrlurpenline and set it afire. 'Capt. David Kerr of the homicide bureau called his story a (AP Photofax) hoax. Story on Page 2. GOP Accents Tammany Tie By Harriman Case, Hickeiilooper Follow Hagerly Jab With Similar Attacks House Blaze Fatal To Six DETROIT (fli — Six persons, three of them children, died today in a fire which destroyed a frame house on Detroit's West Side. Neighbors, awakened by screams of the victims, put ladders against the burning two-slory slructure in rescue efforts and managed to get the father of one of the two families down to safety. The dead were identified as Olio Harison, 33; his wife, Pauline, 31; and their two children, Geraldine, 8, and Dolores, 3; and Mrs. Lucille Griffin, 34, and her 23-monlhs- old. son, Pleas Michael Griffin Jr. Pleas Griffin, 38, the lone survivor, told police he was asleep in his family's second floor apartment when he smelled smoke. He found the hallway a mass of flames. Griffin said: "I smashed a window in hopes we could get to safety that way and called to my wife to come on. Apparently she went back for the baby. By then our apartment was full of smoke and fire and I tried to get to my wife, but failed, and finally managed to crawl onto the roof." Neighbors extinguished Griffin's blazing clothing and took him to receiving hospital. He was reported in serious condition. WASHINGTON Wl—Commenls Republican senators added up to day to an apparent GOP attemp to pin a Tammany Hall label o Gov. Averell Harriman of Ne 1 York, eyed as a prospective Demo cratic presidential aspirant ne.\ year. In the wake of a jab at Harrima by White House Press Secretar; James C. Hagerty, Sen Hicken looper (R-Iowa) said-in an inter view that "I've"assumed he is < Tammany Hall-candidate:" In a somewhat similar vein, Sen Francis Case (R-SD) said tha Harriman may not be a candidat for the " Democratic presidentia nominalion but "at least the lead er of Tammany Hall seems inten on making him one." Sen. Watkins (R-Utah) said tha Tammany has wanted to name a candidate in the past but that n one who has had a chance for the irize wanted "the handicap o Tammany Hall.'" Carmine DeSapio, Tammany eader, is Harriman's chief booster for the Democratic nomination. He described Tammany Monday in a radio talk as the New York Counly Democralic organization and saic that "except for the myth that has been created ... it is no differen from any other organization." Harriman has said he is not an "active" candidate for the nomina tion, although he said his name wil be submitled to the nominating convention "in good faith," not jusi as a "favorite son" candidate. Chandelier Falls, Kills Woman, 74 SAN pound MATED, wrought Calif. MV-A 50- iron chandelier broke loose from the ceiling of a restaurant banquet room last night and killed a 74-year-old woman diner. The victim was Mrs. Christine B. Atwater, widow of the late H. Kent Atwaler, • former mayor of Burlingame. Slocks Mixed NEW YORK l/n—The stock market was mixed in moderate early trading today. Manufacturers' Head Claims U. S. Overboard On Security NEW YORK Mi—The man who (will head the National Assn. of Manufacturers in 1956 declared today that the United States "has gone completely overboard on security." "Everything has to be secured— jobs, wages, hours," said Cola G. Parker, NAM president-designate, in an address prepared for delivery at the associalion's annual convention. Parker called on the 3,000 industrial leaders attending the convention to set an example for the country by insisting that their communities refuse to accept federal government help wherever possible. ' "We have no ripht to criticize the farmer or Ijie laborer for his reliances on governmeni unless we, stop doing it ourselves," he said. "Let us slop relying on Ihe Greal While Falher, who has nolhing lo give us cxcepl whal he took away from us in the first place." Parker declared that "in.the 41 years from 1913 to 1954 our taxes were multiplied 45 times—from Iwo .billion dollars a year to more than 90 billions. Even more importantly, Uncle Sam's bite of this total widened from 33 per cent in 1913 to 75 per cent last year." Parker, retired board chairman ol Kimberly-Clark Corp., .Neenah, Wis., will be formally elected president of the NAM at a meeting of the Board of Directors tonighl. He II succeed Henry G. Rilcr III, president of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., West Orange, N. J. i Fire Damages Admiralty Site LONDON — (INS) — A 300- year-old section of the British Admiralty buildings in London's Whitehall was damaged severely by fire early today. The cause of the blaze was not known, and security officers launched an investigation. The old section ofklhe block of Admiralty buildings was under repair and had been-stripped of.all equipment. Report Frees Lamb Of Any Red Activities WASHINGTON W) — Publisher- jroadcasler Edward Lamb has )een cleared by a government examiner of charges that lie ever was involved in Communist aclivi- ies. But the 53-year-old 'Toledo, Ohio, millionaire still must wait 40 days >efore he can know whether the icense of his Erie, Pa., television station, WICU, can be renewed. During that period, the Federal Communications Commission can ither (1) remain silent, automatically renewing Lamb's Erie li- :ense, or (2) disagree with FCC Examiner Herbert Sbarfman's inding that nothing in Lamb's con- luct or writings indicates a "guilty nowledge" of Red activities, and efuse to renew. Lamb is publisher of the Erie Hope To Cut Costs, Allow Tax Slashes President Confronted With Balancing Budget Despilc Spending Hike CAMP DAVID, .Md. (INS) President Eisenhower met with his top' advisers today in an attempt to trim next year's federal budget so that tax cuts can be made. The chief executive was confronted by the problem of balancing the budget for the fiscal year starting next July 1 in the face of rising defense costs and pressure within the administration for hiked foreign aid spending. Meeting with the President at Camp David, his mountain retreat near Thurmont, Md., were Secretary of Stale John Foster Dulles, Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson, Treasury Secretary George M. Humphrey and Budget Director Rowland Hughes. Will Be Balanced Humphrey told -newsmen that he believes the budget for the current fiscal 'year ending next June 30 will be balanced. Asked whether a tax cut will be possible next year, he replied: "I think I have gone a long ways out on the limb already, don't you." Humphrey then was asked: "Can you say anything about taxes now?" He responded: "No, not now, I imagine the President will be saying something about it in his state of the union message." Humphrey said Ihe administration cannot trim defense spending heavily in the face of Russia's cold war offensive. He said: "It's quite important, this defense; We can't let anything happen to that." The President conferred for an James Carey, Jeft, and Walter Reulhcr, center. foniiet^Clp officers, and Albert Whilehouse, director of the formerCrO^Sleelworkbrs "union at Cincinnati", join in a triple handshake after their election as top. officers of the Industrial Union Department of the AFL-CIO. Reulher is president, Carey secretary-treasurer and Whitehouse a direclor. II is composed of 31 former CIO unions and 35 former AFL unions. (AP Photofax) Pa.) Dispatch and operates radio nd television stations in Pennsyl- ania, Ohio and Florida. Specifi- ally at issue during the eight- month hearing was renewal of his cense for the Erie station. In a statement at Aspen, Colo., t : here he was on a skiing holiday, amb welcomed the examiner's nding as "evidence of the integ- ily of our administrative process- s." hour with the key advisers to nail down next year's budget in final form before submitting it privately next Monday to .GOP congressional leaders at the White House. Overnight, Mr. Eisenhower war informed by defense chiefs that defense costs for the 1957 fiscal year arobably will exceed the current spending of 34 and one-half billion dollars by at least a half billion dollars. Rising Costs Ciled The hike in defense eslimales is attributed to rising costs of steel, labor and a big pay increase granled to the armed forces this year. Higher Taxes Killing Small Businessmen Joint Senate-House Group Told System Freezes Newcomers WASHINGTON'-,—(INS)-^ An in duslry spogesman,'charged .toda that high taxes -are killing sma business enterprise. Emerson P. Schmidt, economi research director for the U. S Chamber of Commerce, told a Sen ale-House ^subcommittee that th present system favors succes: existing enterprises "and make it more difficult for newcomers t At the same time, defense emphasis is being placed on "heavy hardware"—air power, inlerconli- nental missiles, more modern ancl bigger alomic and hydrogen bombs, and naval building. The President summoned his key advisers to Camp David suddenly last night for a discussion prior to a regularly scheduled all- day National Security Council meeting. olin Kelly Will rake West Point Jr Air Academy CHESTER, Pa. I/B - Colin P. 'elly III says he wants to follow i the foolslcps of his famed alher, one of the first air heros of /orld War II, by going to West 'oinl—or perhaps to the new U. S. ir Academy. The 15-year-old preparatory chool student told The Associated ress last night, "The only doubt might have is whether I ought o go to West Point or to the new ir academy out in Colorado. It ould be one or the other. President Roosevelt recom icnded young Colin for a 1956 ap ointmenl to West Point shortly fter his father Capt. Colin Kelly as shot down in Ihe Pacific by apancse fighter planes Ihrce days 'ler Pearl Harbor. Capt Kelly cpl his B17 airborne long enough order several of his crew lo arachute to safety. The boy lives in suburban Tester Heights with his molhcr id stepfather J. Watson Pedlow, and now a Wife Abused Mate, Jailed HAMBURG, Germany Ml — Mrs. Gerda Thimm, 22, has been sentenced lo six years in prison for mistreating her husband and try. ing to poison him. Mrs. Thimm ,vas convicted yesterday of: 1. Dropping — on 13 nights — hydrocholoric acid into the ears of her sleeping spouse. 2. Placing a splinter of a razor blade under his eyelid. 3. Placing rat poison in his bed. "I wanted lo make him look ugly because he flirted with other women," she told Ihe court gain a foolhold." ' Schmidt was one of four panelist urging lower taxes on corporation as well as middle and top bracke taxpayer's'in order to Increase bus iness investmenls. Gearing To Demands Dissenling from Ihis view wa CIO Research Director Stanlej Rultenberg. He said the nation' economy is gearing ilself more ant more lo consumer demands. Rullenberg urged an increase in personal income tax exemptions arguing that with more consume! demand for goods, investment wil take care of ilself. To Raise~Rcveiiue John C. Davidson, governmeni finance director for Ihe Naliona Association of Manufacturers, saic taxes should not be used to mani- pulale Ihe economy bul lo raise revenue. Herbert Stein, representing the industry-sponsored Committee for Economic Development, argued for tax reduclions spread over all income brackels as well as for business. Buyer Entitled To Gel What He Wauls—FCC WASHINGTON (INS)—The Federal Trade Commission said today lhat a buyer is enlilled lo get what he wants, even though "the choice may be dictated by caprice or fashion or perhaps by ignorance." Consequently,' it ordered the Atlantic Sponge and Chamois Corp. of New York City, to slop selling a sheepskin cleaning cloth as chamois. Navy officer lemical engineer. jive And Take TYLER, Tex.—(INS)—This sign ipears in the lobby of the Tyler, ex., Post Office: "Send your gifts early. Besides acililating the handling of mail, gives the receiver a chance to cciprocale." Feared Effect On Children Woman Conceals Death Of Her Ex-Mate's Wife CASPER, Wyo. (/n — A 42-year- old mother was arrested and charged with murder yesterday in Ihe dealh of her husband's second wife. Mrs. Rose Alexander was jailed wilhout bond after telling a coroner's jury she buried the body of Mrs. Barbara Alexander, 27, in the cellar of a Casper home and concealed her dealh because "il would hurt the children." Ray Whilaker, Nalrona County attorney, said the short, heavy-set woman would be arraigned today. The grey-haired mother of two was arrested before the jury decided that Barbara Alexander 'came lo her death by a fractured skull as result of a blow or blows struck by a person or persons unknown." i In hesilanl. barely audible tones. Rose tcslified lhal Barbara's dealh July 18, 1953, was accidental. Asked why she failed to report it, she said: "I was very frightened. It would hurt the children. They would Ihink Ihe worst of me. They would not believe me. The children, it would break Ihcir lillle hearts . . The husband, James, a balding 48-year-old former Casper High School inslruclor now employed al Worland, Wyo., testified he knew nothing of the incident until Monday, when the body was unearlhed in the basement of the East Casper home he has been building. He and Rose were divorced in i950. After his marriage to Barbara, Alexander said, Rose came (Continued on Page 2; Col. 3) Seven Missing In Craft Crash HONOLULU Mi—A two-engine Navy patrol bomber on maneuvers crashed at sea last night and the Navy reported today three of the 10, men aboard were rescued by a sub.,!... / ' Seven submarines- and : . four planes searched <the-,flare-lit ocean for the seven missing airmen. Two escort.destroy-; ers : raced toward the scene, 26 miles east of Kauai—a point roughly 40 miles northwest "of Oahu on which Honolulu is situated. TributePaid Afflee Joined By Churchill LONDON-(INS) - Sir .Winsto liurchill appeared in the House o Commons today for a session i vhich Conservatives praised thei political foe, former prime mir ster Clement Atllee. Altlee, who will be 73 years ol Ian. 3, retired yesterday from th eadership of the Labor Party. The 81-year old Churchill wa greeted with cheers in his first ap tearance in the House since hi ecent return from a vacation. He walked to his seat as backbencher," a seat which Capl ..P.S. Orr hurriedly vacated I nake room for the elder states man. Prime Minister Sir Anlhon; Eden, who' look over Ihe Conserve :ve lop job when Sir Winston re red last April, paid tribule to All ce as a man who "never made a 'Crsonal enemy." Liberal party leader Clemen Javies praised Atllee's "integrity oupled with complete, absolute nremitting devotion lo duly." Herbert Morrison, former labor le foreign secrelary, thanked th wo in behalf of the party and add d his own tribute. A proud Mrs. Attlee heard ih ributcs from a seat in the speak rs' gallery. Russians Speed l Production., Stress Bombers LONDON OB—A world aulhoriiy i aircrafl said today that Russia's "Ogress in jet planes soon will ve Ihe Soviels a '-'formidable omber striking force." It said the Soviets are turning ut planes at 360 factories seal red from Ihe Polish border to c Far East. The new edition of "Jane's All e World's Aircraft" cited Ihe test known types of Soviet jet jmbers displayed in formation rength over Moscow last July, hcse include Ihe Type 37 four-jcl eavy bomber believed capable of arrying an atom bomb and the ypc 39 medium twin-jet bomber. Jane's emphasized that the Rtis- ans are turning these planes out at what is probably not Ihe eventual full capacity production rale. It added America's aircraft industry "has probably reached its greatest production peak in peace- lime." Wheat Makes Gains CHICAGO Ml — Furlhcr gains were made by wheat at the opening on the Board of Trade today. Other cereals had ?,n irregular trend. Meany Backs Peace Treaty ' «/ With Industry But NAM Denies Any 'Nonaggressioii' Pact Meets With Approval By NORMAN WALKER NEW YORK Mi—The AFL-CIO neared the end 'of' -its historic founding convention today amid a disagreement over arranging talks for a labor peace pact with business. George Meany, • AFL-CIO presi dent, said representatives of the National JVssn. of Manufacturers liacl talked 'with him and accepted a bid by Meany to -discuss a live- and-Iel'-Iive .arrangement'. • The NAM,denied having agreed .0 any such discussions. .Courting 'Idea While Meany- indicated he would ry to straighten out Ihe difficulty ,oday, Ihere remained the solid 'act thai this No. 1 leader of or- janized labor was courling the dea of working out a nonaggres- sion deal with industry. Charles R. Siigh Jr., the NAM's board chairman, expressed surprise at- Meany's - overture. Sligh lid not, however, throw any cold valer on the underlying suggeslion hat labor' and management could vork out an agreement narrowing heir differences. Talks To Start Soon Meany said talks with the NAM ooking toward a labor-management • nonaggression pact -have Tells Labor Ugly Politics Must Cease Says Such Practices Can Hurt Democracy Abroad And At Home- NEW YORK Ml — Democrat Adlai Stevenson declared today some Republican officials apparently are resorting to political "hate mon- gcring." He termed it a "dangerous brand of politics." Stevenson said "there appears to be a design to play the ugly politics of group haired," and he asked: "Is this, indeed, an attempt to stir up class conflict? No election, no office is worth such a price." Stevenson, defeated 1952 Democratic presidential candidate who now is making another bid for his party's nomination, spoke out. in iiis prepared address for the AFL- CIO convention. ' • , . He .'said the highest duly of American people nowadays is • to say nothing in the political arena w h i c h will hurt democracy's chances abroad. He added: He said, he had intended "not.lo let .this become a political speech," but went, on to add:., "I p r op o s e, nevertheless, to speak bluntly against what appears to be a design to play the ugly politics of group hatred." He continued: . "It started with the secretary of agriculture's attempt to blame the farmer's current depression on the city worker's wage increase. "And now the chairman of the Republican Senatorial Committee has charged labor leaders with organizing 'a conspiracy of national proportions' to take over the federal government; "The national chairman of the 'Salute to .Eisenhower' dinners has made his curious insinuating statement that labor became a potent polilical force in America at about the same time as the rise of the Nazi parly in Germany; "A member of the Cabinet has said that he doesn't 'happen to "go along with seme of the as he puts it, who are goons 'running things'; "And a Republican state chairman has proclaimed that labor leaders are Marxist-Socialist, bosses who are trying to take this country down a rat hole!' " Stevenson continued: "This, I.repeat, is a distressing and a dangerous brand of politics. This is divisive and therefore destructive. We in this country are just emerging from a long and shameful interval of hate and fear and slander. Today McCarthyism is out of style. «, "But is a similar hate campaign the making around distorted images of 'goons' and 'power hungry labor bosses' — ugly phrases we hear almost daily." een arranged staff level." to start soon, "on He said he would lot be in on them at the beginning. Sligh said that while Meany has een invited to. addres an NAM uncheon tomorrow, "no authorized cpresentative of NAM has een in contact with George Meany xcept to invite and make arrangements for him to speak." -Vivate Building Sets New Mark WASHINGTON - (INS) - The overnment reported today thafal- lough a decline in home building ut private construction spending y five per cent, in November, the rivate building total was still a ecord for the month. It said new construction last month was valued at $3,569,000,000 r seven per cent greater than a ear ago. GI 'Housing' In Korea Hit WESTERN FRONT, Korea U. S. Army Secretary Wilber M, Brucker said today it is "deplorable" thai numerous -American soldiers guarding the Korean armistice zone arc still housed in tents despite freezing weather. He said funds had been appropriated to provide* semipermanent, solid buildings but "somebody has been too complacent along Ihe line and I'm going lo find out what the Iroublc is." Brucker made the slalement on a flying inspeclion of 24lh Infantry Division units dug in along some 21 miles of the fronl across Korea. Gen. I. D. White, 8th Army commander . who accompanied Brucker, previously said he hoped to have the approximately 35,000 Americans in the field out of tents by the time severe winter starts in mid-December. However, Maj. Gen. S. B. Mason, commander of the 24th Division, estimated it would take until the end of January to complete building 90 per cent of the needed Quonset huts and an additional month lo get all soldiers out. of tents. New Jet Seaplane Explodes Over Bay; Four Aboard Die WASHINGTON M iught to recover — Salvagers, from Chesa- eake Bay today the wreckage of Martin SeaMaster, the Navy's ant new jet seaplane which romised much for the future. The 600-plus m.p.h. craft e odcd on a lest flight yesterday lout Iwo hours afler takeoff from e airport of its builder, the lenn L. Martin Co., near Balti- ore. Three Martin employes and one avy officer were aboard. One unidentified body, attached a parachute, was recovered. Eyewitnesses reported the four- gine crafl ack smoke re it exploded "right in the mid- was trailing heavy a few moments be- die." One parachute was seen lo open. Another blast was reported as the nose hit the water, in the area about 70 miles southeast of Washington where the Potomac River flows into Chesapeake Bay. Pending recovery and study of the wreckage, there was no explanation as to why the plane crashed. The SeaMaster was the first experimental model of a long-range seaplane unveiled by the Navy ast January. It made its first 'light July 14, and put on a bril- ianl performance at Baltimore ast month for Adm. Arleigh Burke, chief of naval operations, and Adm, Enrl Mountbatton, first trilish sea lord.

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