Daily News from New York, New York on December 7, 1959 · 165
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Daily News from New York, New York · 165

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Monday, December 7, 1959
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UN Mass at (NEWS f"to tv Krel Morennl Shown at S(. Patrick's Cathedral are (I. to r.) Henry Cabot Lodge, L". S. ambassador to the l"N; Cardinal Spellman and Dr. Victor A. Btlaunde. president of the t'X General Assembly. "Scoffers of hope" who say that world peace cannot be reached under existing conditions were criticized yesterday by the Most Rev. James H. Crirfiths. auxiliary bishop of New York, at the annual United Nations Solemn High Mas in St. Patrick's Cathedral. Cardinal Mules Mrs. Betelle Was Mot Princess The claim of the late Mrs. Ann P.etelle that she was the uijiiu j ii im .vuiMdJ.a, .u.. l zar .Nicholas 11 ot Kussta. was Surrogate S. Samuel l)i Falco. ? Mrs. Betelle, the widow of prominent Newark architect James O. Betelle, long- held herself out to be Anastasia and referred to some of her jewel as "Russian crown jewels." After her death last Aug. 29 at 450 K. od St., Thomas 1. Fitzgerald, the public administiator, was designated by I'i Falco as temporary administrator of the estate and Joseph Arenson, as counsel to Fitzgerald, took over the contents of her apartment. Upholds Their Claim However, three women claiming to be sisters of Mrs. Betelle Mrs. Patsy Weiner of 5S-17 KOth St., Klmhurst, tjueens: Mildred Cohn of the same address, and J.tne IteBarbcre of Sarasota, Fla. filed a petition maintaining that Mrs. Betelle was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of their father. Cusiave Cohen, a realtor. Dedicate Riverside Church Wing The eight-story south wing of Riverside Church, built at a cost of $',f)00.000, was dedicated yesterday in a two-hour ceremony. The Rev. Dr. Robert J. Mc-Cracken, senior minister of the interdenominational church at 12d St. and Riverside Drive, referred to the new structure as "an outright and spontaneous gift" of John D. Rockefeller Jr. A scroll honoring Rockefeller was presented to his son, John D. Rockefeller 3d. Approximately 2,500 persons attended the ceremonies. The building, described as a "parish house," provides space for chapels, church school, a nursery and kindergarten, club and committee activities, dining facilities, offices, an auditorium, theatre and radio station. Parking space for 150 cars is available below street level. St. Patrick's y 1 Spellman presided. Among: the mow than 2,500 persons who attended were 2oG representatives of 50 UN member-nations. "Hope is not an aimless yearning," said Bishop Griffiths. "True hope is no reed swaying in the wind. It is firm because it believes." ; i . , " I That foreign policy chapter in upset over me weoKenu i Mrs. Weiner asked to be temporary administrator. On the basis of hearings before special referee Don Me-Manus, I'i Falco ruled that the sisters had established that they were entitled to share in the estate, the size of which was not known. Mrs. Weiner was named administiator. Nehru's Envoy Hails Ike's Trip Bombay, India, Dec. 6 ( Renters t. The meeting here this week of President Kisenhowcr and Prime Minitcr Nehru "must result in great gtd to the world situation." the Indian ambassador to the United States said here today. M. C. Chag'a praised Ike's tour as -a very imaginative, courageous and statesmanlike adventure" in persona! diplomacy. lv .1 ( N KWS fotrt Seymour v h i Dr. Roht-rt J. McCracken, senior minister, thanks John D. Rockefeller Jr. for new wing of Riverside Church. Dr. Ralph Socknian (left) and Dr. Harry Lmerson Fosdick Knk on. DAILY NEWi MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1939 Stems Praw Up Aond lelittle Mice's By DICK LEE The Democratic Advisory Council, in session at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel yesterday, undertook to write a complete platform for next year's national 'convention in Los !" Kd..:rt!L j Mrs. Illeanor RooseTelt cil meetinjr at Anjreles. The document deplored everything that the Eisenhower Administration had done in the last seven years. It even had a sharp crack for the Republican President' cur- rent world-wide jaunt in pursuit of peace. It challenged the Republicans' ability to cope with the Communist challenge and remarked that "cood will tours are an inadequate substitute fur solid policies and proirram designed to achieve the real conditions of peace." Report Dispute in Foreign Policy the unofficial declaration of Dem- octatic Party principals did not come without some bickering within the closely guarded meeting room. i Rumor had it that former Sec-I rotary of State Dean Acheson ! wanted a plank calling for a "get-i tougher w ith Russia'' policy. Aiilai I Stevenson, the .twice-defeated i candidate for President was credited with sponsoring the milder statement. I'rues Disarm Proposal I After pointing out how the Soviet had stolen the initative from the United States under the F.isenhower management, the Democratic advisers proposed 1 that "we test the sincerity of Soviet intentions by concrete proposals of our own for effective disarmament." On civi! rights the platform builders obiouslv strove for a mote of less temperate treatment j of the problems of segregation ! i, if has thinp or to to tell Harry Truman at the Democratic Advisory Coun-the Waldorf-Astoria. National Chairman Paul M. Ituller listens. A , ? r - Carmine DeSapio; Jark rey, his Chicaco counterpart: and Hot. Lawrence of Pennsi U ania ll. !o r.) at the t.racie Mansion party. and even so they stirred up some ; exposition from the Southern representatives like Floiida'' Cov. lRoy t'oilins. j The dissent came on the proposed use of court injunctions to enforce civil lights. j In the general attempt to prove j "the reed f.ir the election of a Democratic President" the unof- ; ficial spokesmen for the party j charged the COP with a wide' variety of misdeeds and pictured i the Democrats" willingness to do , j.'t about everything for the welfare of t'ne First tiiey store responv peop.e. proposed to re- ;tv and conipe- teme to the financial affairs of the government." In th.it way they expect "to achieve growth and full prosperity in the American economy." Then they propose to attack the "real causes of inflation" which the Republicans seemingly have neglected. They also plan to build up neglected defenses on land and sea as well as in space. Favor DeSapio Foes In the steel strike they detected serious Republican shortcomings. They felt that the President took no cognirance of the plight of the workers in the early days of the strike and only acted via the Taft-Hartley Act after tho steel mills began to suffer. National Chairman Paul M. Butler took cognizance of the strife in the New York Democratic organization. He went oute" Travel t. si ti.io iiv I'mi ;reii-ri hi way to praise the leaderahip of National Committe'inan Carmine DeSapio in New Yotk. He did not explain how he happened to put ton cht's $lt0 dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in the hands of DeSapio' political f.ws Mrs. Kleanor Kvoevel!, former Si-n, Herbert H. Lehman and 1 nomas K. Finietter, Butler said lie retarded DeSapio as an able patty leader and that he expected to attend 'he New Yolk leader's party t hi efternoon at the National Democratic Club. U::t Mad: son Ave. I.vhman said he con! f rvt make it Later. Mayor and Mrs. Wagner threw a cocktail party at tiracte Mansion for the visiting bigwig. Former President Truman headed the list of guests. DeSapio ; .t.mvl the other notables at the Mayir'a shindig. Planning your Winter Vacation? Then turn lo (he Special WINTER TRAVELS RESORT Pages 61 to 69.

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