The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on March 9, 1951 · 12
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Twelve THE BOSTON DAILY GLOBE FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1951 Deaths and Funerals Charles S. Howard Ritrs Held for Globe' Veteran Drama Editor Funeral services for Charles S. Howard, Boston Globe drama critic fo 5S yearn, were held this morning at J. S. Waterman Ar Son Chapel. BoMon, Hev. Clayton Hronks Half, pastor rt the Second Church In fronton, officiated at 'tie service for the well-known Boston writer. Mr Howard was a member of the staff of the Boston Globe for nearly 70 years, and served as reporter, news editor, and nifiht city ditor. In 1BP0. he took chaise of the Globe diamn snd music department and continued his work there almost until his death. Many representatives of the theatre and movie industry, fellow employees of the Globe, members of dramatic and musical departments from newspuprrs throughout the city attended the services. Dr. Hale read the following prayer at the conclusion of the service: "We rejoice in all the good which has come to us through the lives of those whom Thou hast given us. They have greatly enriched and blessed us and their departure afflicts and distresses, but does not impoverish us. because we keep what they cave and in a most real sense we keep them. They are with us still as Charles Howard is with us, and will be with us in the days to come. We rejoice that while he took with him, as he must, his wisdom and his kindness, he did his best to convey to others what he himself discovered while trying always to enrich the lives of those about him. "We rejoice in hi tireless efforts for others, the achievement of his n? unfold work, and the place he holds in the hearts and minds of men. We thank Thee. Fatherfor those perronal qualities which endeared him to his friends, his belief in what was true and pure and good, his gentleness, his willingness to serve, his resairilcfncss of self and his wideness of spirit." Pallbearers were W. Davis Taylor, .Cyrus Durgin. John William Riley of the Boston Globe and Herbert C. Wills of Brookline. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery. Bishop Peter Legge BERLIN. March 9 (Reuters) Bishop Peter Legge, 69. the only Roman Catholic bishop residing in the Soviet zoen of Germany, died at his home in Sautzen, East Germany, today. He became bishop for the Province of Saxony, in the Bishopric of Neissen. in September, 1932. In 1935 he was temporarily arrested by the Nazis. He returned to his bishop's seat In Neissen in 1037. The East German authorities refused Bishop Legge permission to attend when the first ali-German Catholic bishops' conierence after the war took place at Fulda, American zone, in 194. Date for his funeral has not yet been fixed. Elizabeth Blaney Prominent Clubwoman Was Active in Politics Mlsa Elizabeth Blaney, fll. prominent in uponsoiing Plan A for Boa-ton, died at the Melrose Hospital last night after a long illness. Daughter of the late George An drew Dlnney former Ansoclnt Jus-tic of the Newton pint rlet Court, and the late Mrs, Ella Fowl Blaney, she made her home at 1378 Commonwealth av., Allston. She was born Feb. 21. IfeOO at Swampscott and lived at Wess New ton. Newton. Brookline, and Alls-ton. She kdciU manv Summers In Truro on Cape Cod. She was graduated .from Miss' Carroll's School in West Newton, the Newton High School andi Wellesley College. She also did post-graduate work in mathematics at Radcnrfe college. She had been active in local politics, being vice president of the Republican city committee of Boston and her ward committee, and headed the citizens' charter committee which was active in sponsoring Plan A fof Boston. She was a member of the First Unitarian Society in Newton; president of the Brighthelmstone Club, Allston- vice president of the City Federation of Organizations in Boston; vice president of the Mt. Pleasant Home, Daughters of Massachusetts, the Women's Republican Club of Massachusetts, the Republican Club of Massachusetts, the Presidents' Club of Massachusetts, the English-Speaking Union and the Music Lovers' Club of Boston. She was also treasurer of the Wellesley College class of 1912 since its start, treasurer of the Professional Women's Club of Boston, and of the Alumnae Association of her Wellesley College sorority, Tau Zeta Epsilon. She is survived by her brother. Col George Blaney, U. S. Army Ret), and two nieces. Alice Elizabeth and Marguerite Erskine Blanjy of Centcrville, Mass. No funeral arrangements have hen announced. Still Alive Uncle Make, the town character, was 80. "Don't you hate to grow old?" he was asked. "No." said he. "If I wasn't old I d be dead." Exchange. Mrs. Francis A. Foxcroft Mrs. Francis A. Foxcroft, direct descendant of William Bradford, first Governor of Plymouth Colony, died last evening in Brooklyn. Mrs. Foxcroft was born in Cam bridge in 1870. She was the daugh ter of Col. and Mrs. George A. Meacham. Col. Meacham command ed the Massachusetts Fifth Regi ment during the Civil War and drilled the Harvard students among whom was Charles W. Eliot, later president of Harvard. ! She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. William L. Robinson of Brook. I lyn and Mrs. Albert R. Morse of j Hampden, Conn., and a grandson, ! Lt Gearge F. Morse. U-S.N.R. , Fire Interferes With Smoker's Sleep SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) A nonchalant fellow ' is' Adam J. Kessler, . . , Police said his mattress caught fire after he fell asleep with a burning cisarette. Kessler arose, dragged the mattress into the street and left it burning while he went back to sleep on the bare springs, officers said. He was booked on a charge of endangering public safety. STUDENT Continued from the First Paff '""Tire" tshcriltTTffi'ce sliTcTth body will be taken to Grand Ecore, the nearest landing place. The Natchitoches Parish (county) coroner, Dr, W. H. Pearson, was there awaiting arrival of the body before beginning an investigation. Meanwhile. Dean Dudley Fulton of -the college neid he had been too busy with the search to decide on any disciplinary action for the 20 to 25 students reportedly involved in the prank. Authorities said they believed the boy toppled from a blufT as he fled from the scene of the prank and drowned in the river below. The boy's body was found as 150 men from Camp Polk at Leesville, La., were being briefed preparatory to scouring a 10-mile-square area. The possibility that Kaplan might be aboard a bus bound for his Chelsea, Mass., home, ' was eliminated yesterday when it Was learned a young soldier resembling Kaplan was the person to whom an agent said he sold a ticket last Friday for Baltimore, Md. MOTHER Continued from the First Page fie was g.-eatly interested in basket ball and wa3 an excellent player, with his height six feet one inch an asset. He has one sister. Phyllis, 6 years, i Allen Kaplan, missing student whose body was found today, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kaplan, of 37 Maverick st, Chelsea. He was a former basket ball star at Chelsea High School, and was attending Northwestern State College in Louisiana on an athletic and scholastic gholarship grant. Mr. Kaplan went to Louisiana after he and Mrs. Kaplan talked by phone with Dudley Fulton, dean of men at the school. Up to the time of the call from then school, the Chelsea couple knew nothing about their son's disappearance. They had been awaiting a call from , their son anxiously. . . In a message he hoped would reach him, the father had said, "if you were frightened by the prank, please come out. Your mother and I are very worried. "Return to the college and we will send you some money so you can come home for a visit. The college authorities would like to have you return to college. Please coma home, my boy. College authorities at first had succeeded in dissuading Kaplan from going to Louisiana to help in the search. They told him and Mrs. Kaplan that their son might be hitch-hiking his way ihome. Besides his parents, Allen leaves a sister, Phyliss, 6. Amos F. Maker FALL RIVER, March 9 (AP) Amos F. Maker, former Swansea Selectman and member of the Health and Public Welfare Boards, 'died today in a hospital here. He (was 83. ' Ancient Hazing 1 Joke9 Blamed for Kaplan's Death NATCHITOCHES. La. March ! UP The joke that coat young Allen Kaplan his life was an ancient one at Northwestern State and popular among upper classmen for hazing freshmen. French said nn girl was involved Five or six vmnlty athtrtn who lived In an athletic dormitory where Kaplan stayed told him they had a "hot date" arranged for him in a lovers' lane above Grand Ecore. They even offered to take him to the rendezvous. The pranksters got Kaplan in an automobile and they started toward the blufT. But just before they reached It, a man with a shotgun and flashlight burst out of the woods and shouted for them to stop. He announced that he wai the "husband" of the girl Kaplan was going to meet and fired into the air. All the students leaped out of the car and took to the woods. The others quickly returned so they would be on hand to greet Kaplan with a big laugh when he caught on and returned. Kaplan "never did return. In his fright he tumbled over the cliff and was drowned. TEXTILE Continued from the First Png Ehiewhere in Ronton and New Hampshire, negntations were underway with half a dozen other small firm. holds enormous cnntriirU for the making of uniform cloth badly needed for the armed forces has traditionally been the pace-setter in the Industry an to wngex and other henrllta. Thi thretf (idlrers rei-rivfd so far were considered hignirieent, in that they gave the first evidence of what the union was willing to settle for. But the huge union, with approximately 400,000 members in alt its branches, was (shaken hy the disclosure that Rieve has fired one of his top lieutenants "for Insubordination. " Altogether, some 70.000 have been on strike throughout the country in the woolen and worsted mills. There have been reports that top defenHC officials in Washington have been pressuring both sides to end the dispute.. - Judge Refuses Plea of Guilty by 2 Held for Armed Robbery On the recommendation of police, Judge John F. Gilmore in Charles-town District Court today refused to accept a plea of guilty from two defendants charged- with armed holdup and continued th case until March 16. " John Totosky, 27, of 184 Arlington st., Chelsea, was held in $20,000 and Jack Edwards, 35. of 114 Evans St.. North Weymouth, in $10,000. They were charged with holding up Rubin Miller, a pawnbroker, in his shop on Main st.. Charlestown. last Saturday, and robbing him of jewelry valued at $500. Totosky is also charged with assault and, battery on Joseph Stone, a jeweler, who was in the store at the time. '' When the men pleaded guilty, detective John R. Donovan interrupted the proceedings and asked the judge to continue the case. The officer gave no explanation for his request. Judge Gilmore then directed the men to change their pleas. Soap Price Rollback May Man Reil Cut of Cent a Bar WASHINGTON.. March 9 (AP) The government today rolled back the manufacturer's ceiling prices on soap and said it should mean a cut of one cent a bar in many retail stores. Also, it said soap chips or flakes and soapless detergents may cost two cents less a package. A companion order announced by the Office of Price Stabilization also cut back from 18 to 15 cents a pound the producers' price of fancy tallow, a basic material in soap manufacture. ' The new ceiling price on tallow applies at producer plants without delivery charges. Both orders are effective March 12. Rieve Ousts Baron The long-simmering feud between Rieve and leaders of an anti-administration faction within the union broke out again last night with the firing by Rieve of Sam Baron as Canadian director of T. W. U. A. "It was just a matter of insubordination," Rieve said today. "His con-, duct was such that I could not tolerate him." Baron was one of those who opposed Rieve's efforts to oust George Baldanzi. the union's executive vice president, at the convention here last May. Baron will be replaced by J. Harold Daoust, New Hampshire-Vermont director of T. W. U. A. Baron, however, will keep his elected office of international vice president, and Daoust's present post will be filled by Michael Botelho of Manchester, N. H. Baldanzi said last night, "we aren't going to take this lying down. Meantime, further talks to avert a March 15 strike of 200.000 cotton and rayon workers remained stalemated here. Cambridge Man Gets 12-15 Years for Shooting Officer Russell T. Halliday, 23. of Co lumbia st., Cambridge, was given 12 to 15 years in State Prison today by Judge Edward J. Voke in Middlesex Superior Court after the defendant had pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with intent to murder Watertown Patrolman William H. Farbanks. 38. who surprised him during the hold-up of a Water-town drug store last April. Irving E. Minsk, 40, of Rochester st.. Dorchester, was given five to seven years in State Prison after he pleaded guilty to armed robbery. Halliday and another man were holding up the Dunn drug store on Mt. Auburn st.. Watertown. last April 30. nnd Minsk was waiting in the get-away car outside when Fairbanks surprised them In the drug store. Halliday shot the patrolman twice in the stomach. Seriously wounded the officer hovered between life and death for some time, hut eventually recovered. A third defendant. Wendell D. Public Employees Hold Rally Here Tomorrow William V. Ward, president of the Massachusetts Council, A. F. of L., Municipal, County and Slate Employees, will address members at Faneuil Hall homorrow at 2 p. m.. "to open a drive by A ; F. of L. workers In rrint the organized efTorts of public officials who are arbitrarily trying to forte insufficient wage increases on public employees." "The unions," he said, "ate concerned with the arbitrary hUH.ucIc of these public officiate whose actions are contrary to American principles of justice. We want the right to meet them and present our side of the story. "We're also going to attack high labor and governmrnt offk'int,s for their fiiilure to get at the causes of inflation," Ward continued. "They have been making futile attempts to correct the effects of inflation rather than the causes." The meeting will open at 10:30 tomorrow morning ..with 200 delegates. Rawlins. 24. a machine operator, of 28!) Washington St., Cambridge, was sentenced to from nine to 12 years in State Prison on three counts of armed robbery and one count of assault with intent to murder. A fifth count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon was filed. Asst. Dist. Atty. Lyman C. Sprague told Judge Voke that Rawlins acted as a "lookout" on the armed robberies and said that the government had no evidence that Rawlins carried a pistol. 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The committee said the bureau accepted tax returns from gamblers that it wouldn't accept from other persons. Revenue Commissioner George J. Schoeneman. responding to that criticism today, declared the bureau is making a "real effort" to investigate returns of gamblers and racketeers and "impressive results have already been obtained." Schoeneman made the statement to the Ways and Means Committee. It was made public by Rep. Gore. Dem. of Tennessee, who recently called on the Treasury Department for an explanation in view of the crime committee's charees reeard- Hng the gamblers' tax returns. 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