Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 13, 1952 · Page 1
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The Weather Cloudy, colder tonight. Low 2025. Rain or snow tomorrow. High, 47; low, 29; noon, 40. River —4.47 feet. Relative humidity— 39 per cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXIII.—NO. 43 Aiiociated Press Service — AP Wirtphoio CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1952 International News Serw'ct 20 Paget SCENTS Valentine To Miss Valentine Carolyn Shelley, nine-year-old fourth grader, tries to hide her Valentine surprise for her teacher, Miss Dorothy Valentine, in Cranston, R. I., school today. Windsor Comes Home for Monarch 's Rites Acheson Arrives By Plane To Represent Truman At Funeral Of King George Friday LONDON— (/P) — The Duke of Windsor returned to England today to Join In the national mourning for his brother, King George VI, whose •ubjects gathered In Increasing numbers to pay tribute at ancient Westminster Hall. "It is indeed a sad arrival," said the Duke who arrived alone at (Southampton from New York. Secretary of State Dean Acheson arrived by air from the United States to represent President Truman at the state funeral Friday. He •will join six kings, and the repre- •entatlves of many heads of states In the rites at Windsor Despite snow flurries' and 17 degree cold,, a. line of mourners Bix abreast and two miles long formed at noon outside the doors of nine- centuries old Westminster Hall where the dead King lay in state a second day. Businessmen and students, workers, women and children from Scotland, Wales and northern England, the commonwealth and foreign countries .were in the line. It extended up the bank" of the Thames to Lambeth Bridge, across the bridge and down the Albert Erflbankment. A tniddleaged crippled woman was carried into the hall during the morning by ambulance attendants. She hobbled slowly by the catafalque with its casket, on which rested the gleaming Jeweled crown of the late King. Officers of the household cavalry In shining breastplates, red-coated gentlemen-at-arms and yeomen of the guards wearing Tudor-dated uniforms stood at rigid attention by the catafalque. At 8 a. m., when the hall doors opened, 15,000 were in line. They filed past silently at a rate of 5,000 an hour—1,000 more than yesterday —but the line had grown to 40,000 by noon. Deaths Hit 26 In Avalanches VIENNA, Austria— (£•)—Austria's four-day death toll from Alpine avalanches mounted to 26 today. Latest victims were three children and a British skier. The bodies of the three children, two boys aged four and six and ~a 12-year-old girl, were dug out of the snow at Leutasch, northwest of Inssbruck. They were trapped ha their home when a huge avalanche roared down 5,500 foot high Geh- renspltze Mountain. New snows were causing the latest avalanches. Communications in the mountain areas was virtually at a standstill. International trains were running up to seven hours late. Snow drifted to 12 feet deep at some places. Tipsy Driver Arrested, Has Lobsters In Aulo LOS ANGELES— (/P)— When police arrested Mrs. Elizabeth Jensen on a drunk driving charge they took along the live lobsters they found in the back seat of her car. They hauled the crustaceans to an improvised aquarium at the animal shelter. A city ordinance provides that live animals must be impounded If found in the company of an owner who is arrested. Stassen Hits Truman On High War Losses Church Leaders Hit UMT Warplanes Cut Red Rails ing frqedom-loving nations in an "affirmative program." Stassen and Taft were in accord on one point—Gen. Douglas Mac- Allied PUots Pound Foe's Supply Lines Allies Accept Limit On Exchange Of POWs At Truce Conference SEOUL, Korea — tfP) — A light touch of Spring hit Korea's eastern front today—along with probing Communist Infantrymen. The mild weather was continuing and a thaw was starting. A Red company of about 160 men pounded Allied advance positions west of the Mundung Valley on the eastern front for ten hours Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The Allies withdrew on order about dawn but reoccupied the position four hours later against no opposition and found 12 Communist dead. Rail Lines Cut U. S. Fifth Air Force warplanes cut Communist rail lines in 35 place? Wednesday morning. Pilots also reported destruction of two locomotives and one Red anti-aircraft position. Nine B-29 Superforts bombed the Sunchon bypass rail bridge Tuesday night. U. N. warships pounded road and rail networks off the east coast. Allies Accept Limit On Prisoner Exchange MTJNSAN, Korea — (IP) — Allied negotiators today accepted a 60-day limit on exchanging prisoners and offered to compromise their demands for supervising a Korean truce. The Communists had proposed the 60-day limit. The exchange period is to start when an. armistice is signed. The agreement does not touch the key question of voluntary repatriation. The United Nations Command, holding 132,000 prisoners, had wanted 30 days 'more than was allowed the Reds to complete the exchange. The Reds list only 11,559 men in Red POW camps. Allied staff officers negotiating details for supervising a truce offered a two-point compromise: (1) If Communists agree to rotating 40,000 troops a month in addition to men on temporary duty, the Allies will drop two demands the Reds oppose. Would Forbid Shifts One of these would forbid shifting troops during e truce hi a manner that could constitute an offensive threat. The other would require weekly reports on the location of all major military units. j Reds originally agreed to rotating 5,000 men monthly. They have increased this to 30,000. Allies originally asked 75,000 including men on (Continued on page 10, col. 5) \ , ______ Co-eds Give Blood But Have To Hike Weight To Do It MEMPHIS, T e n n. — (/P) — T w o pretty brown-haired co-eds at Police Play 'Piggy Sitter' Roles Under protective custody of two St. Paul, Minn., policemen, a little pig enjoys luncheon while a farm home is sought for him. The officers received the pig yesterday when a woman came to police station and asked: "Would you like a pork sandwich?" She said a garbage collector gave porker to her. (BV The Associated Press) Republicans from coast to coast took a deep breath today after Lincoln Day speeches aimed mostly as blasts against the Democratic administration. Three GOP aspirants for the pres-1 or U. S. Far Eastern lorces. ; Red Cross b!ood j^g used 17 idency—former Gov. Harold Stassen j But a Democrat in Washington i ^ntis of pennies and metal be- of Minnesota, Senator Taft o£ Ohio I said the orations indicate Republi-j tween them to make the grade _ • and Gov. Earl Warren of California j cans have "gone a long way" from : jjyrlie Fenner of Greenbrier, Ark., —were among those who had their i Abraham Lincoln's principles. Said j ______ y vonne Erg i e of near by White- Kilgore Seeks Damages From Capital Paper Asks $1,000,000 For "Fantastic Lie" In Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W. Va.— (#)— TJ. S. Sen. Harley M. Kllgore (D-WVa) filed a million dollar damage suit today against trie Charleston Gazette, its managing editor, and city editor. Named as defendants in the suit filed In Kanawha County Circuit Court were the Daily Gazette Co., Managing Editor Frank A. Knight and City Editor Harry G. Hoffman. No declaration was filed exnlain- ing grounds for the action. Kilgore, however, had denounced as a "fantastic lie" a story published by the Gazette saying Kilgore would not seek a third term in the Senate but "would throw his support to former Rep. Andrew Edmiston of Weston. Edmiston is one of three men besides Kilgore who have filed for the Democratic nomination for the U. S. • Senate. The story was carried in yesterday morning's editions of the Gazette under the double by-line of Knight and Hoffman. No source fur the story was given. Listed as attorneys for the Beckley senator were his Democratic colleague. U. S. Sen. M. M. Neely of Fairmont and R. G. Lilly of Charleston. Banned In Vets' Posts LOUISVILLE, Ky. — W) —American Legion officials have decided to bar slot machines and other gambling devices from all Legion posts in Kentucky. The department's executive committee approved the action at a meeting here and planned today to mail directives to all the 265 posts in Kentucky. • A spokesman sale the committee action was approved unanimously. Arthur's future. Stassen said hej Memp ___ s state Col i egei who didn . t would restore MacArthur as head; weigh enougn to become donors in a ! Senator Moody of Michigan: ! haven were turned down the first Stassen, in Denver and Salt Lake "A few of them are, worthy time _ hey Went to the b] OO dmobile. City, called for "ending seven years;spokesmen. They believe, as Lincoln, Myr]ie neec ied 13 pounds; her room- of mismanaged Missouri misrule of j did, that all men were created I ________ four> you have to weigh 110 our nation's government." He ao! equal; that government should be • to give blood, cused the Truman administration!riot alone by and of but fo- the. vvhen they wen( . back _ he next of waste, loose spending and "un-ipeople; that it should be an instru-; day _ they had the pennies and metal necessary loss of lives of American Iment not for the special privilege | in their c i othes _ and tipped the sons." ! but for tne public B °° a Taft in Seattle, declared the: "But others, I regret to say, are; cepted f(Jr a pin _ United States had one chance of i using the anniversary of this great; They explained halting Communist aggression in; man's birth merely as a stage-set- . were in dead earnest about the scales in good shape. Each was ac- why they Asia - arming Chiang Kai-Sheks' ting for unbridled attacks on the: blood drive Myrlie , s fat __ er _ s very things he stood for-on master sergeant with a medical unit. . ernment action to implement- the j Yvonne ,_. foster brofcher was wound . Nationalists on Formosa for assault on the Chinese mainland. If Lincoln were president today,, human rights and human justice to ed twlce in the flghting in Korea Warren said in Boston, he would which he dedicated his career and block Communism's spread, by unit- his life." Paris Spring Fashion Display Disappoints American Buyers PARIS — (J 1 ) — Many American!hold the price line, but buyers said! buyers and manufacturers are iH^eS lncreMes nearly ^ ing Paris this week disappointed, * ^ manufacturer . s repres enta- with the 1952 Spring fashion coi- tjve comp i am ed he had to pay a Yonth Ends Life After Scolding WASHINGTON—(/P) — A 17-year- old boy, scolded for staying out late and threatened with withdrawal of permission to join the Navy, died early today from a bullet wound in his temple. Detective Sergeant John L. Sullivan, said the boy, Robert William Ireland, stormed upstairs about 1 a. m., after telling his mother "you'll be sorry." Sullivan said Mrs. Ireland told him of scolding Robert saying: "Your father and I won't let you join the Navy if you keep staying out so late. x x x He was mad and told me I'd be sorry. Then he went upstairs. In a minute I heard a crash and a fall. I didn't hear any shot." Secret Battle Against Slots Nets $200,000 HARRISBURG, Pa.—W)—Pennsylvania is waging a secret battle against slot machines and other gambling devices, the State Justice Department disclosed today. Recent raids have netted more than 600 slot machines valued al well over $200,000. Attorney General Robert E. Woodside told a newsman the state har been cracking down quietly on gambling for some time. 'He sale details must remain secret for the present. The Attorney General said the anti-gambling activity has been possible partly through information received from the federal government. Recent slot machine raids in the Reading area and In five north central counties have uncovered some 680 illegal machines State Police seized a total of 520 slot machines in a five-county area including Northumberland, Union. Lycoming, Snydcr and Montour counties. 'Hoodoo' Port Stays Closed During Probe Safety Group Formed To Limit Flights In Wake Of Air Mishaps NEW YORK — (ff) — Government and airline officials have promised to keep disaster - haunted Newark, N. J., Airport closed pending congressional "and other responsible official Investigations." Another direct result of the New York metropolitan area's fourth airliner crash In two months is an agreement by 25 airlines to create a special safety committee and to Sold flights over congested areas to a minimum. Hold long: Session Government and airline officials met here for almost six hours yesterday in the wake of Monday^s smash-up of a National Airlines plane in Elizabeth, N. J. The toll of that catastrophe rose today to 32 with the death of another plane passenger. Miss Sarah Aronwald, 52, of the Bronx, N. Y., in St. Elizabeth's Hospital at Elizabeth. Newsmen were barred from the closed meeting, but two persons who attended said there was strong sentiment for eventual reopening of the Newark field, which borders on Elizabeth. The two declined use of their names. Flight operations at LaGuardia and Idlewild airfields in the Queens borough of New York City and at Teterboro, N. J., airport also were discussed at the meeting. The port of New York Authority, a two-state agency, operates these fields as well as Newark Airport. Elizabeth's disaster Monday, killing 32 persons, was the third time a plane using Newark airport crashed In the New Jersey city. A total of 118 passengers and residents have died in two months. This area's other recent airliner accident was last month's dive into the East River by a Boston-New York plane. All 36 aboard were saved by quick rescue work. Called By Authority The Port Authority called yesterday's meeting, which was attended by representatives of 25 domestic airlines, three transport associations pilots, the Civil Aeronautics Administration, and the Civil Aeronautics Board. Yesterday's statement said the C.A.A., which operates airport control towers, will give priority to LaGuardia and Idlewild runways "which permit take-offs over water or over the most sparsely settled areas as a matter of choice." Runways requiring flights over congested areas, the statement added, will be assigned "only when such use is mandatory for reasons of safety." Mother Is Rival Blind Man In Auto Directs Gabby Driver MUNCIE, Ind. — W) — Fred H. Coats didn't realize he was driving th,e wrong way on a one-way street until his blind passenger told him. 'Wonder Drug Cost Reduced PHILADELPHIA — UP) — United Research Laboratories of Philadelphia today announced 60 per cent reduction in the price of ACTH, the wonder hormone drug that has been a boon to many arthritis patients. Robert Roberts, vice president in charge of sales, said United Research chemists h new process which "makes it easier to extract this life-saving drug from the pituitary gland of hogs." "When ACTH was first brought to j the attention of the public nearly three years ago," Roberts said, 'it cost $200 a gram. Last year the Mrs. Rosemary McDonald, 22, Is shown in Cleveland, O. court, where she appeared in a divorce .petition against her husband, Pfc. Kevin McDonald, 30. She claims that her husband wants to marry her mother, Mrs. Mary J. Nye, 42, a widow. (AP Wire- photo. Decision Seen In 10 Days On Truman Plans Textile Plant Owner Calls On President, Hopes He Will Enter WASHINGTON — W) — Benjamin G. Browdy, president of the Zionist Organization of America, said President Truman told him today he will make up his mind "within the next ten to 15 days" whether to run for re-election. Browdy, after a call at the White House, also told reporters: "Judging by his remarks, I'd say he will run again. I personally hope he will." Only yesterday, Rep. Sabath (D-I11) quoted the President as telling him he might make the "sacrifice" and seek re-election if it would serve world peace. Browdy said that in two tours of the country recently he sensed strong sentiment for Truman. He said he told the President of this adding; "I urged upon him to run for re-election. "He said he would make up his mind within the next ten to 15 days. 1 think he's going to nin again." Browdy is a textile operator with mills in Alabama and Georgia. His home is Brooklyn. During a tour of about 25 cities, he said, he addressed about 130 Zionist and business meetings. Explaining his call at the White House, he said he wanted to talk to the President before leaving March 2 for a session of the Jewish Agency in Israel. He said he talked over foreign aid President. for Israel with the Coats said he and his passenger, | price dropped to $100 a gram and today we are able to sell it for $40 a gram." Mario Picroni, a former city judge, had been busy talking, but Pieroni sensed that they'd gone beyond the j Roberts explained that this intersection where two-way traffic amounts to 40 cents for one ten mill- stops, gvam injection, compared with SI.14 —: previously charged. Canada Growing United Research sells ACTH only OTTAWA—W—Canada's popula- to hospitals and registered pharma- Onion On Hamburger Brings Damage Suit Senator Says He's Baffled Over Attacks Russell Hopes Bill Will Replace Draft To Bolster Defense WASHINGTON— (/P) —Slashing attacks on Universal Military Training (UMT) by leaders of church groups left Chairman Russell (D-Ga)' of the Senate Armed Services Committee—as he put it —"frankly puzzled" today. Most church witnesses bitterly assail the proposal to compel 18 yeari olds to take six months' basic military training but say they are willing to go along with the Selective Service draft for several more years. Russell is a sponsor of the UMT measure. He hopes it eventually can replace the draft by building up * vast reservoir of trained manpower in the reserves. Can't Understand It The committee chairman told several witnesses yesterday he could not understand why they support the draft and oppose UMT. He noted that the draft is under complete military control, that It takes men down to 18'/4 for two years actual duty that may Include combat and then puts them hi the reserve for another six years. On the other hand, Russell said UMT would be carefully supervised by a five-man commission, under civilian control, would require only six months' service initially and thU under special safeguards for morals and welfare. UMT Hearings Continue Public hearings on UMT continue today with spokesmen for several veterans organizations expected to support UMT. (10:30 a. m. EST). Most of the veterans groups contend UMT will spread the requirement for military service more widely, and at the same time build up a reserve that eventually can reduce the expense and size of the regular armed forces. Russell told a church leader yesterday that the present reserve policy is "unfair and un-American." He explained that relatively few of the male military population now serve as volunteers or draftees. Then they go into the reserve. As a, result, he said many World War II veterans, with families and new business careers, have been called back for the Korean fighting. Other millions of men escape any service, he said. ..;. Could Be called Again "If World War Three comes along, these veterans of two wars may be called back a third time," Russell observed. Some of the witnesses late yesterday in opposing UMT struck out at (Continued on page 10, col. 7) Comedian Angers Grid Star Hubby Of Jane Russell LAS VEGAS, Nev.—(/P)—Quips by Comedian Ben Blue about Jane Russell's celebrated curves almost caused him to be tossed behind his own goal line by her hubby, Football Star Bob Waterfield. Blue invited the actress and her husband to be his guests, at a night spot Sunday, but during the show singled her out for some gags that angered Waterfield, quarterback on the pro championship team, the Los BUTTE, Mont. — (/P) — Dennis!Angeles Rams. Lambert doesn't like onions on hlsj One report said Waterfield stalk- hamburgers and he filed a S16.500led Blue after the show, grabbed him damage suit in District Court to'by his coat lapels and threatened prove it. | to smash him to the floor, but Blue Lamberf said he went into a'and Miss Russell later denied this, tavern and ordered a hamburger, j Waterfield could not be reached for When he got it, he removed the j comment. onion. "I made a stupid mistake," Blue This, he said, caused Tavern Own-Isaid. "It was all in fun. Bob is a tlon has vw i 2U pTr cent' n ten cist,. ACTH can te purchased on,y « W. B. Booth to strike him in the j wonderful fellow.'but he took it all KIUWII .61,0 pci ,,„„,„,.,„ „«„„,.„*!„„ face, grab him by the throat, push wrone. I went over to his table and years and now totals 14,009,429. on a doctor's prescription. Truman Follows Roosevelt Pattern *** *** *** *** Politicians See Same Maneuver In Seeking Another Term WASHINGTON —(&>— Politicians House callers have produced widely;reports after talking to the late;of the Truman' program through face, grab him by the throat, pus! him against a wall and beat him. wrong. I went over to his table and apologized." Housewife Jailed Overnight For Not Having Garbage Can said privately today that President may be following a pattern! thousand dollars for an ordinary , I presidency Is "a killing job" but that . fourth terms. uscd ^ tnelate ^ esidentFrMklm ! if he "actually felt he would be of The Sabath report got speedy cir-;" O DETROIT—i/?i—Embarrassed po-;12, police ticketed her for not hav- Iliee officers tried to explain today ing a garbage receptacle, why they arrested a Detroit house- Last Thursday, she was at home i President Roosevelt just before he; Congress, said "maybe it sounds; wife and held her in Jail overnight : with her son, Donald, ten, when I still j because she did not have ft garbage; police arre.stod her on a warrant |can. ; charging violation of the garbage Sonior Inspector Arthur Heidt ordinance. varying reports. . Sabath said Truman told him the;accepted nominations for third *nd; crazy f or me to say so, but " n ' nK candidate" 1S canalaaw; ,_,___.. tousan oars or an r ilrk'of originality in the new cloth coat a record high price. iD - Roosevelt in seeking anothcr| aid ant ] hc i p to America and the i culation among members of Con-! Sparfcman said every Democrat |headecl a delegation of high-rank-: The unemployed mother said she «tvles is the most common com-i Miss " Mildred Custln of John: White House term. I world in bringing about a peace," gress and political leaders anxious to' whc > ha.s been mentionea M a pos- ;inB officers wno went te the nome : h ad only 73 cents and was jailed niaint Another hike in price? is the I Wanamaker's expressed what other ' Rep. Sabath (D.-I1U. dean of i in that case he would be willing to : pierce the Truman mystery. simc canmaa e »OUJQ work, icr^ne of MrS- H i!degarde Walgraevc to-; 1 overnight when unable to post a number two grievance ibuyers have been saying: :Congress in service, came out of "sacrifice himself and possibly i Senator Anderson (D.-N. M.), who PcavC aru. acKoca.cs ,/ic same ,nr- (iay to o[rcr t - ne 4 2-y C ar-old mother $10 bond. Her son was taken to a Christian Dior's collection is gen- ; -it has ben a disappointing sea- the White House yesterday saying, shorten his life expectancy." j served a.s Truman's Secretary of e;gn policies as, Mr. iruman. their apologies. ! juvenile detention home but, was erallv acclaimed as the MR success |$on. The clothes were beautiful but the President told him he might' The veteran Congressman, a fre- : Agriculture before entering the Sen-. Ellis Arnall, who has been named The women's chanres of "Ges- sent home several hours later when of trie 'season and' the "New Look" • not newsmaking. There was nothing: run for another term if it would, quent White House caller, said negate, said the report confirms his be- price control chief, said some time tapo-like" treatment touched off a : neighbors protested police action orieinator has further pleased buy- -new in coats, where new trends serve world peace. told Truman he "owed it to the: lief that the President will run ago he believes the President will sweeping investigation. in the case. ers" by refusing to raise his prices were urgently needed. I had also So far the Chief Eexcutive has had country-" to run. 'again. :run. That is why Arnall agreed to Mrs. Walgraeve said her trouble.'. Mrs. Walgreave got a suspended above last year's level Pierre Bala-i hoped for interest in skirts, which. nothing to say directly about seeking Politicians recalled that other Senator Sparkman fD.-Ala.l, a ; take the appointment, some poli- began in December when thieves sentence In Traffic Court the fol- is an other designer who has I did not find." jre-election, but a series of White; White House callers gave similar. southerner who has helped put parts /-icians believe. Istoie her garbage can. On January, jowing morning.

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