Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 9, 1955 · Page 1
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The Weather Cloudy, windy, colder, snow jlwries tonight, tomorrow. law 20-26. High, 39; low, 24; noon, 34. Snowfall, 1 inch. River, 3.7 feet. Humidity, 100 per cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXVI.—NO. 338 Aiiociot«i_ fr»a Strict—Af W/VtpAoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1955 International Newj 5»rn'c« 24 Pagei 6 CENTS Returns To Death Row Ike Drafts Message On 'State Of Union' Convict-author Caryl Chessman, handcuffed and chained, is escorted by. prison .guard from federal building in San Francisco after his latest 'appeal for a new trial. The convicted kidnap-rapist has been confined to death San Quentin since July 1, 1948. . . • (AP Photofax) Negro Seized For Shooting Young Couple Two Bodies Hidden In Wells, No Reason Given For Murders CARLYLE, 111. (^-Sheriff- Da Parker said today a husky 34-year old poultry worker admitted'slay ing a young southern Illinois- cbu pie and later led them to bodie of a man and woman hidden i wells. • -..'.. Parker,. Clintpn County Sheriff identified the man .as' Filmor Young of. Carlyle. •Young, a Negro | with his faflier'jn a sma! * poultry and egg .business." /:"_• ' The sheriff said Young relate' in an oral statement shooting th couple, Harold -Smith, 30 and hi wife Arlene, 35, the night of Nov 27 in their, home at nearby Leban on, 111., 25 miles east of St. Louis Parker 'said Young gave no im mediate reason for the slayings'lgates. "We can do it in a way tha Deputy Sheriff Clifford Flood o St. Clair County, in which Lebanor is located, reported that the nud body of a woman was found in a well at Posey, a small community 25 miles southeast of Lebanon, anc the body of a man in a well near Boulder, a village 35 miles north east of Lebanon. The bodies were • not immediately identified. Flood said Young came under suspicion after reports that he hac been seen acting strangely on a country road near Carlyle. He said a farmer, Emil Brinkman. reported giving Young's stalled car a push and later finding a bloodstained towel and a rag. The later was identified as one from the Smith home, Flood said. Sheriff Parker said Young was seized last night and admitted the slayings after two hours of questioning, and said he hid the bodies in the wells. The Smiths' disappearance was reported to police Nov. 29 by relatives who went to the Smith home and found windows and a door punctured with bullet holes. Officers said the interior was spattered with blood. Authorities said Young five years ago was acquitted in Clinton County of murdering his wife. Divers Continue Search For Three Navy Airmen WASHINGTON Ml — The Navy said today that divers were continuing the search for three men still missing in Wednesday's crash of a big jet seaplane bomber, but so far only one body had been found. Fishermen working in the area 8t the time the big bomber exploded raced to a point where they saw two parachutes floating in the water._ They succeeded in reaching one rhute before it sank. Organizing Drive Set By Merged AFL-CIO NEW YORK m—The AEL-CIO today charted a giant organizing drive to enlist "millions" of new members in the two years before the next AFL-CIO convention. Both George Meany, former- AFL president and new AFL-CIO chief, and Walter Reuther, former head of the CIO. now a vice president in the merged organization pledged an all-out recruiting cair saign. Stepped-up organizing was th major theme of the final session o he AFL-CIO founding conventio yesterday. Reuther reported tha 'ormer CIO unions have alread pledged four million dollars as a organizing fund. Former AFL un ons are also expected to con ribute. The-chemical; textile, and pape ndustries were mentioned as in ial targets for union organizers a veil as office and building industr vorkers. "I am sure for the spirit I hav leen at this convention, -that w can do this job," Meany told dele vill warm the hearts of the veter ans of our movement." Reuther said that by organizing .nd obtaining higher wages .fo: Tesently nonunion workers, thi iFL-CIO could turn them inti first-class citizens," increase pur hasing power tandards. and raise living "This is the greatest opportunity e ever had," he said. "It's an pportunity to demonstrate tha abor unity is not just a pious (ogan, but that we can apply tha logan to the practical task of arrying forth an organizationa section o. rive into America." every -t February Draft ]all Is Lowest WASHINGTON (INS) - The De- ense Department issued the lowest raft call since the Korean war )day, asking selective service to iduct 6,000 men into the Army uring February. At the same time; the selective ervice system was requested to educe the January draft call from 000 to 6,000 men. The Navy had planned to draft bout 10,000 men in February, but aid today that its recruiting has nproved to a point where no use draftees will be necessary. enalor Johnson Seen avorile Son Candidate NEW YORK W) — The New York erald Tribune says Senate Marity leader Lyndon B. Johnson D-Tex) expects to be a favorite n candidate at next summer's 3nvention. A Washington dispatch by Walter err added, however, that John- had made it clear he will be more than a favorite son can- date. Rumor About Mental Patient Holding Hostages Proves Dud GM's Counsel Seeks Chance For 'Rebuttal' WASHINGTON • Itfi -^ -A .debate about the effects of (lie 'bigness of General. Motors and other'powerful corporations is appafently'go'ing to run overtime. Yesterday Henry M. Hogan, GM general counsel, asked for a chance "to rebut the chairman" because he said he has been making statements that amount to testimony. Chairman O'Mahoney (D-Wyo) of the Senate Antimonopoly Subcommittee promised him the chance. So far much of the time has jeen used by O'Mahoney and GM President Harlowe Curtice in brisk but friendly clashes about GM policies. Last night, O'Mahoney and Subcommittee Counsel Joseph W. Sums were asking if GM was try- ng "to squeeze out" 'independent manufacturers, wholesalers and robbers in replacement parts for :he more than 24 million GM cars now on the road. No, said Curtice, Vice President William F. Hufstader and other IM executives. As they pictured t, GM—properly—was trying to get ts share of this offshoot of the motor industry that is a big business in itself. Aide Gang Victim In ; Rub-Ouf Rich Brewer, Once Mob Adviser, Shot Down In Chicago CHICAGO (/n—Assassins' bullets dlled another associate of the old Capone crime syndicate last night. Alex Louis Greenberg, wealthy 64-year-old brewer and reputed onetime mob financial adviser, was the victim of the third gang- style rubout of syndicate buddies in 17 months. Greenberg was slain on a South Side street as he and his wife prepared to enter their car after dining at a restaurant. Mrs. Greenberg said she knew of no reason why her husband was killed, but Police Capt. Thomas McLaughlin said, "It appears as though he was paying someone and might have muffed a payment." Hoodlums Rounded Up Police began rounding up known loodlums for questioning. ' Mrs. Greenberg, 43, told investigators she and her husband had just walked out of the Glass Dome Hickory Pit, a restaurant at 2724 S. Union Ave., and were standing at the door of their car when two men whose faces she did not see walked up. She first related that the men engaged her .husband in a brief conversation, then: "I heard several shots and saw flashes.'.' Later, however, she signed statement in which she said no words'were exchanged before the men opened /ire. She said Greenberg staggered after they fled on foot, then collapsed in the street about 12 feet from the curb. Mrs. Greenberg ran back into .he cafe, screaming, "Call the po- ice. A man's been shot." The first officer to arrive found ier lying across her husband's body, sobbing. Capt. McLaughlin said he based his belief that Greenberg had been paying money to someone on entries found in his checkbook. The police captain said they totaled \tt<>nd Cabinet Meeting President Eisenhower, bundled warmly, is accompanied by Postmaster-General Arthur Summerfield before entering the conference lodge for a cabinet meeting today at Camp David, (he Maryland mountain retreat of the chief executive. (AP Photofox) $4,627.83 between May 26 and Oct. 4. Jurist Asserts Witness 'Drunk 7 r .n Murder Trial BALTIMORE Wi — A 42-year-old voman was acquitted of a murder harge in Criminal Court yesterday fter Judge Joseph R. Byrnes told lie jury one of the State's witness- s was "more than half drunk.' The judge also said another roseculion witness appeared to ave been "dulled" by intoxicants nd another called by the defense ad been drinking. Norman Polski, assistant State's ttorney, protested Byrnes' comment on one prosecution witness, ut he agreed that another appar- ntly was intoxicated. Mrs. Catherine Harris, Negro, ras acquitted in the fatal stabbing f Henrietta Meadows, 39-year-old egro, allegedly after an argument ver a man. The State's witnesses called in- oxicated by the judge were -both ye witnesses to the stabbing. Not Professional Killers He theorized that the slaying was not the work of professional killers, explaining: "This guy would not have been chasing professionals after they shot him. He would have been dead on the spot." Greenberg was shot four times— in the abdomen, the left eye, the left arm and the groin. A card found in his wallet identified him as president of the board of the Canadian Ace Brewing Co., with which he admittedly had been connected since 1922. Three Seeking Attlee's Post LONDON IjR — Three bitter political rivals — Hugh Gaitskell, Herbert Morrison and Aneurin Bevan — today formally entered the race for leader of Britain's Labor party. The winner will become a poten tial prime minister and director of the opposition to Prime Minister Eden's Conservative government in the House of Commons. Only the three names were submitted by the time the nominations closed. The winner, elected by Labor members of Parliament, will be announced next Wednesday. Three Perish In Fire CLEVELAND (INS) — Three small girls died last night when fire struck their third floor bedroom at an East Side Cleveland dwelling. Judge To Face Trial In Plot For Baby Sale Jurist In Kentucky Indicted By Jurors Along With Woman MOREHEAD, Ky.'f/P) — Rowan County Judge- Wjlliarn T.... McClain has been aridicted' o'n ".'separate charges of misfeasance in office and aiding- in an alleged baby- selling plot. Two misfeasance indictments by a grand jury yesterday chargec McClain with taking fines which he collected and refusing to turn them over to the state and de- slroying records of bonds taken ay him by removing them from .he bond record books. The indictment — returned Wednesday—linking McClain with an alleged baby-selling scheme charged the judge with aiding and abetting Mrs. Zelda Brown McPherson in the alleged procurement of babies for sale to rich, childless "women in Texas. The judge said yesterday he would have a statement to make later, adding: "There's nothing to this like they (the grand jury) claim. I ask the people to hold their judgment until all the 'facts are presented." Mrs. McPherson, 32. former draft .board clerk in Morehead, was charged with taking away two children and accepting money for the procurement of a third. The woman was charged Oct. 6 with procuring babies from underprivileged homes after slate police Cold Snap Seen Retaining Grip BALTIMORE — W) — Five-da; forecast: Fair and cold over th weekend with a few snow flurries in extreme Western Marylanc Saturday. Warmer Tuesday anc Wednesday. Temperatures wi! average 3-6 degrees below normal Afternoon high temperatures dur ing the period are near'40-an 'West ern Maryland and .'-'in' ; the >mid ;'40. in .Inc. east. Early mprni;ig.' ; lovv temperatures range-i'romvjiear-'SC in the West to about 32 in eastern sections. a two-month invesliga- show Judge McClain conducted .ion. Records dismissed the charge Oct. 10 and released her bondsmen. Shortly hereafter, she and her husband moved to Texas. Turncoat PW Release Seen Next Tuesday WASHINGTON W)—Richard Ten neson, a prisoner of war who firs chose to remain in Red China anc hen asked to return home, may >e released Dec. 13. A spokesman for the American led Cross said last night a Rec iross representative will go to the contact point between Hong Kong and Red China on that date to meet him. The spokesman, declining use of lis name, said, "We have agreed iy cable with the People's Repub lie of China to meet on the 13th of this month," when regular food parcels to American citizens detained in China will be delivered. Mrs. Portia Howe, Tcnneson's mother, said in Alden, Minn., yesterday her son had written that his release Nov. 30 had to be postponed when a Red Cross official refused to accept responsibility for receiving him. Navy Calls Off Airmen Search HONOLULU - The Navy called off massive air searches last night for seven men missing in the crash of a P2V Neptune patrol bomber Wednesday night in two attack bombers off Oahu. But in a limited search today two Neptunes were to take off from the naval air station at Barbers Point (or the Kauai Island area and a flight of Marine Sky- raiders will search 9,900 square miles south of Oahu. Blonde Rebuffed On Request For Being Measured, o OKLAHOMA CITY I/PI— A tall blonde walked into the Size and Weights Division of the highway patrol yesterday and requested she be measured. Clerks explained they couldn't oblige. "I have to find out how much I weigh and how tall I am so I can get my driver's license," she insisted. The clerks reiterated they weren't equipped. The piqued blonde kept insisting and pointing to the "Size and Weights Division" sign. "Yes, but we only measure Dulles Renews 'Tough Policy' To Check Reds Says U. S. Power To Retaliate In Event Of Attacks Is Needed : . CHICAGO M-Weslern countries, to meet Russia's,, new'challenge to (heir security,' must; bolster' their alliances and maintain "selective retaliatory power," says Secretary of State Dulles. Stating that the Russians have had no change in purpose but "merely, in tactics,"'Dulles said last night, "Our capacity to re- laliate must he, and is, massive n order to deter all forms of aggression." "But if we have to use that capacity," he added, "such use would .be selective and adapted to the occasion." The secretary of state repeated lis massive retaliation theme in a major foreign policy address at a dinner meeting of the Illinois Manufacturers Assn. When it was irst advanced some two years ago t frightened some Europeans but Dulles stressed it was "a firm oundation for peace." He asserted last night the policy f collective security—backed by an "arsenal of retaliation"—will orm "the ultimate deterrent" gainst the possibility of full-scale attack by the Soviet Union. "What I have just been saying s what I said five years ago,' e said. Vlartin Says Ike Wifl Run BRADENTON, Fla.- Ml - Rep. oseph W. Martin Jr. (R-Mass), Teaching the strong likelihood that 'resident Eisenhower will run gain, brought his speaking tour or Florida Republicans to Braden- on today. In talks yesterday at St. Petersburg and Sarasola. the House minority leader predicted Eisenhower will be unable to refuse the demand that he. run. At one point, he said the Democratic nomination "is not worth much if President Eisenhower is going to be nominated and even the Democrats admit it." Eisenhower Meets With His Cabinet New Farm Program Started As Session Held Al Camp David THURMONT, Md.'tfl—President Eisenhower and his chief advisers hammered out the beginnings, at least,, of a new farm program today.' , The President met with his : Cabinet in snowy weather at Camp David. He came to the camp by automobile from his farm home near Gettysburg, Pa., The central subject matter' o( Lhc meeting was indicated by lh« fact that Secretary o£ Agriculture Benson arrived with the largest staff of consultants, including Undersecretary True D. Morse. Speech Writer In Party Eisenhower's chief speech writer, Kevin McCann, also sat in on the meeting, which obviously was devoted .to drafting portions of the President's State of the Union message. ' . .'.-,. The President, arriving at 8:40 a.m., spent more than a half hour conferring with Postmaster General Summerfield and others in; the presidential lodge before going into .he Cabinet meeting. . He walked the 200 yards from his q u a r t e r s to Laurel Lodge, where the meeting was held, in a light snowfall. He was accompanied .by Summerfield and two White House aides, Sherman Adams and Wilton B. Persons. ... Six-Point Program Set •••'., For Giving Fanner Aid CAMP' DAVID, Md. (INS) '-President Eisenhower's message to Congress is expected to include .,...range recommendations' > to back up a six-point program' of stepped-up immediate aid to farmers .which the President and Secretary Benson agreed upon at a conference in Denver. A vital part of the program will be to pay farmers to remove parts of their land from crop production and put it into forage. This is known as the "soil-bank" plan and its cost has been estimated at up to 400 million dollars a year. This is among the problems confronting the President and his advisers in their efforts to balance the budget and pave the way for tax cuts in the 1956 election year. Mr. Eisenhower will tell Republican Congressional leaders next week that the hoped-for tax cut should be postponed if it would mean deficit financing or impair U.S. defenses. This was reported to have been one of the major decisions made by the Chief Executive and his advisers yesterday in an all-day secret policy huddle at Camp David. Informed sources said that the administration will sponsor a tax relief proposal in 1956 only if there is enough increased federal revenue to justify it. The pilots are squadron mates) trucks," a clerk finally explained of the missing men. Ito chill the blonde. 55 WHITESBURG, Ky. W — A report (hat stirred up a countryside t Hnd created nationwide interest- that a former hospital patient was holding relatives as hostages in a mountain cabin—was erroneous. Police Chief Oda L. Amburgcy and Sheriff Robert Collins said they were unable to explain how it got started. "It was just one of those things that just started snowballing," the sheriff said yesterday. From late Wednesday until Thursday morning, seemingly authentic word came nut nt the Sack- ell section "(hat Randall Collins was holding his wife, father and mother at gunpoint. The report was that Collins would refuse to be returned to Eastern Slate Hospital at Lexington, where he had been under observation. It persisted until early yesterday when the sheriff said he visited Collins, a distant cousin, and reported "there seemed to be no trouble." He said Collins was unarmed. At Lexington, Dr. Charles D. Feuss, superintendent of Eastern State, said Collins actually was at liberty to leave the institution. He said the young man had completed 35 days of observational treatment. Prisoners Freed In Fantastic Case Country Boy Who Made Good Court Orders Release Of Disabled War Vet And Youth INDIANAPOLIS Ml — Describing the case as "almost fantastic," the Indiana Supreme Court yesterday freed two men whose effort to help a woman in distress had led to 10-year sentences for auto banditry. Arnie Roark, 28, disabled World War II veteran, and Jay Holcomb, 19, both of Lawrcnccburg, Ind., were ordered freed immediately. In its decision (he high court went beyond ils customary practice of ordering a new trial. The two had been at liberty on $5,000 bond since P'eh. 17, ten'days after (hey were committed to 10- year terms in the Indiana Reformatory by the Dearborn Circuit Court. This chain of events, as related in testimony before the Supreme Court, led to their arrest: While driving past the farm of Charles and Zolla Wicsham, the two were stopped by Mrs. Wics- ham, who asked them for $5 bus money to visit her sick husband at Indianapolis. They could, she said, get the money back by taking two sacks of wheat from the Wics- harp barn and selling them. While getting the wheat. Roark, Holcomb and a companion, Ed Coronett, were wounded by shotgun blasts fired by Joseph Dall, 32, a tenant, who told the court he thought they were thieves. Roark and Holcomb, critically wounded, crawled to a neighbor's. Coronett, the court decision noted, has not been seen subsequently and it is theorized by police he may have died in the hilly brush coun- (ry. Judge Frederick Landis, who wrote the unanimous Supreme Court decision, said no testimony had been brought out at the trial lo show the men. had planned to use their car in removing stolen property, a requisite to an auto burglary conviction. Even if (hey had been guilty of stealing, Landis' decision said, their conviction should have been for petit larceny, which .might have brought them no moro than a fine. Grain Trading Irregular CHICAGO i/n—An irregular trend prevailed in grains at the opening on (he Board of Trade today. Dealings were fairly active. 'Goon: 1 Statement Denied By McKay But He Adopts It PORTLAND, Ore. WV-Secretary of Interior McKay said last nighfc he didn't remember making the 'goon" statement credited to him by Adlai Steveson, but he immediately adopted it. "I certainly never said it in any major speech. But what of it? I don't go along with some of the goons in labor—and there are goons—we have had them right here in Oregon," McKay said on a stopover at Portland while flying to Honolulu. Stevenson's remark in a New York speech had been: '.'A member of the Cabinet has said he doesn't happen to go along with some of the 'goons' who are 'running things'." An aide said Stevenson was referring to McKay. Chosen Manufacturers' Head NEW YORK I/a—A country boy who made good in the city and then returned to his home state to make good again is the new president of (he National Assn. of Manufacturers. Cola G. Parker, director of Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah, Wis., was formally chosen at the NAM's annual convention last night to succeed Henry G. Ritcr III, president of Thomns A. Edison, Inc., West Grange, N.J. Ernest G. Swigert, president of .he Hysler Co., Portland, Ore., was elected national vice president and president-designate for 1957. Parker, 65, retired last July as chairman of the board of Kimberly-Clark, a paper firm which expanded and reached record high sales tinder his guidance. A native of Monroe, Wis., Parker helped found a New York law firm, which specialized in federal court work, antitrust suits and tax cases, and represented the American Paper & Pulp Assn. Al the age of 47, he moved back to Wisconsin and became associated with Kimberly-Clark. Ha moved up to the post ot president ot the firm in 1942 and chairman in 1953.

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