Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 14, 1952 · Page 5
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Phone 4600 for a WANT Al> Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1932 FIVE Butter Rises As Eggs And Lamb Prices Decline In Food Markets • (By The Astociatcd Preu) Eggs and lamb cost consumers * little less in most stores this week, and, many retailers planned heavy promotions of pork items to take advantage o! liberal supplies. Butter edged up one to three cents a pound in many places, but the overall trend was erratic and dealers said prices might fluctuate daily lor some time because of the shifting Influences of tight supplies and wavering demand affected by consumer price resistance. Larger supplies of carrots, pfp- pers, cabbage and tomatoes pushed prices off slightly. Snap beans advanced a little after rain and windstorms in growing areas last week affected quality and restricted shipments. Also higher this week: Best apples, cucumbers, Spanish onions, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and grapes. Lamb Prices Drop Lamb dropped as much as ten cents a pound in many cities late last week on more liberal shipments. Sorrje big store chains said the buying response from shoppers was surprisingly good and "we were almost cleaned out of lamb supplies." Prices theji moved upward again, but not to the previous levels. Pork roasts and chops and various cuts of ham dominated the lists of weekend specials of the major chains and independents. These other foods also appeared frequently: Sirloin, porterhouse and round T-bone steaks, turkeys, roasting chickens, loin lamb chops, eggs, frozen fish, lettuce, cauliflower and new cabbage. The first fresh asparagus of the season reached eastern markets this •wek from California. It was seasonally high in price. The Agriculture Department's list of plentiful foods for thrifty buy- Ing this week included lettuce, oranges, eggs and pork. Civilians will have a little more meat to eat this year than last, with an Increase in the supply of beef, veal and lamb more than offsetting a decline in pork, the Bureau of Agricultural Economics predicted in a report. It said the average retail price of meat this year is not expected to be much different from that ol 1951. Milk prices probably will be higher, the report added, and with no increase in milk production likely, the supply of milk for making butter probably will be reduced further this year. Consumption ot butter per person may be no more than nine pounds—lowest on record. Little change in the general level of food prices is likely during the late Winter and early Spring, the bureau added. 1 Freighter On Fire, Crew Abandons Ship MIAMI. Fla. — (Of) — The Coast Guard said today a freighter was on fire oil the west coast of Cuba and that the crew was abandoning ship. Coast Guard air-sea rescue headquarters reported an SOS was picked up by the Richmond radio station identifying the -ship as the S. S. George Duketon. Reserve Corps Camp Program Will Be Largest In History "Assignment: America* Hitler Foe Declares Americans Should Spread Democracy Gospel Former Justice Dies WASHINGTON — UP) __—_. The Army announced today it will conduct this year the biggest Summer- camp training program for its reserves in the nation's history. The department said that 160,000 reserve officers and enlisted men will be called for 15 days of active duty, for training on a "mandatory" basis. Volunteers and other categories will bring the training total up to about 190,000. It will be the second Summer that members of the troop program units of the Organized Reserve Corps have been required to attend Summer camp. Last year 121,000 reservists were trained in the largest field encampment program to date. In 1950, about 50,000 took Summer field training. The training last Summer was at 151 camps. The Army has not determined how many will be needed this year. Nor has it announced plans for the six weeks of basic branch training at Summer camps for college ROTC students. Last year more than 21,000 students took part. Britain Speeds First A-Bomb LONDON—W)~Work on Britain's first atom bomb is pushing ahead so quickly that the money is running out. The Ministry of Supply, the government department responsible for making the bomb, asked Parliament today for another 800,000 pounds ($2,240,000). This is in addition to the one million pounds ($2,800,000) already voted by Parliament this year. The request said that the extra cash was needed for the production of uranium "because work is progressing more quickly than expected." Britain imports unanium, key material in making the atom, bomb, mainly from the Belgian Congo and from Canada. Jane Russell Shows Up With Blackened Eye HOLLYWOOD —W— Jane Russell and her husband, Bob Waterfield, are back from a hectic visit to Las Vegas with explanations for several incidents that got them in the headlines, to wit: The actress' black eye and bruised jaw were caused by a collision with a car door. Waterfleld came home ahead of her to fulfill a radio commitment. Reports of a rift, prompted by his return without her, are "ridiculous." She returned by plane yesterday and Waterfleld, star quarterback for the professional Los Angeles Rams football team, was on hand to greet her. They held hands as they walked to their car. They bounced into the news when Waterfield took exception to remarks made by night club comic Ben Blue about his wife's famous curves. There was a scene, but no fight, and Waterfield reportedly turned a deaf ear to apologies. Gracie Fields' Wedding To Radioman Called Off CAPRI. Italy—(/P)—Gracie Fields. British film and stage star, left here suddenly today and a friend said her plans for marriage with Capri's Romanian-born radio repairman are off. The wedding originally was set for yesterday, but Gracie announced last week the ceremony had been postponed until after the funeral of King George VI of England. Yesterday she refused to discuss her plans. A friend said Gracie has "postponed- her marriage plans Indefinitely after a sharp disagreement with her fiance." Boris Alberovich. NEW YORK— (INS) —Just terij "I went into a cutlery store toj years ago. thousands of Americans \ buy a carving knife for my son-in- were reading a fascinating seller called "Blood and Banquets". It was an engrossing, first-hand Tomato Plant Used To Make Sex Hormones WASHINGTON — «P)— The Agriculture Department reported today that the common tomato plant contains material that can be used to make sex hormones,..,. Chemical research has found, the agency said, that a new alkaloid called "chrystalline tomatidine" can be extracted from the tomato leaf. This alkaloid can be used as a starting material in the manufacture of the medically important sex hormones progesterone and testosterone. Progesterone is used in drugs for the correction of menstrual disturbances, prevention of spontaneous abortions and the relief of cervical cancer. Testosterone also is used as n remedy for menstrual disturbances and .for suppressing breast cancer. The department said the value of the new discovery lies in the fact that heretofore only three sources were available for the preparation of these drugs—animal-nerve tissues, soybeans and Mexican yams (Reg. 0. S. Pat. Olf-l BT I.VKX ROBB •••••MMBH^^^MWB "I went into a. cutlery store The Olympic Games were revived in 1896 in Athens, where they had TERRINGTON. England _ T") - ^en held 1,500 years before. Sir Alfred George Lascelles, 94, former Chief Justice of Ceylon, died yesterday. Ohio's rural area highway mileage totaled 86,582 in 1350. The history of ancient Egypt I* generally divided by historians into Old. Middle and New Empires. The spoken language of Albania is Gheg and Tosk. best-' law. who lives in Warren, Pa.," she j explained. "Most of the knives had; ugly handles. So I explained that; account of Nazism and Nazis, by a my son-in-law wanted it for carving; woman who had known the whole'the roast in the dining room. ; kit and kaboodle, including Hitler, i "The store-keeper simply couldn't 1 before she was forced to flee her \ believe it. He said surely ths ser- j native land in 1938. ! vants did the carving in the kitch- ', Ten years ago, the author, Bella Jen. I Instated my daughter and; Promm Welles, was doing her best son-in-law had no servants and; to rouse America to the horrors ot that the latter, like most young, American •-•---->- -- J --" McCRORY'S FEBRUARY VALUES! the Hitlerian regime. Today, Bella Fromm (as she is still known professionally here and in Germany) is doing her best to rouse Germany to the glories ol democracy in her adopted land, the United States. husbands and fathers, carves at the table. "All of a sudden I found myseli i lecturing to a fairly large crowd on j the American way of life," laughed i this pretty little woman with the; auburn hair. "People kept coming: into the store to see what was hap- j "Although the Germans don't! pen i ng ant j then stayed to listen."; want to hear the word 'democracy.' " Mrs. Promm said with a wry smile as we talked across the luncheon table, "they think American democracy doesn't exist. Or, perhaps, they don't want to think it exists." Every year since the end of the war, Mrs. Promm, who has been an American citizen for several years, returns to Germany to insist that democracy does exist here and to try to spread the gospel from the lecture platform and friends. But if the audience was amazed i that all Americans didn't have ser- • vants, it was flabbergasted to hear; that Mrs. Promm's son-in-law went i to the pantry every evening and cleaned his two children's white shoes. Austrian and German gentle- • men don't do such tasks, the crowd j insisted. j "American gentlemen do!" Mrs.; Promm snapped. •'At least that group went away | among her j knowing that there aren't two cars; ! in every American garage and that j and the (2) for strict life-and-death Hollywood's version of American life isn't necessarily accurate," she added. "In encounters like this. I think you have better luck with the Ger-j mans than in most any other way."' Mrs. Promm finds two demands! rapidly gaining ground in Germany:' (1) for union neutrality in struggle between Communism andj the free world. j "Most Germans now believe they constitute the balance of power in Europe," she said, "and are prepared to use it as a club on the rest of the world. The resugent hational- ists say Germans are the first! And they listen. For Germans have not forgotten Bella Fromm, who was an 18-carat personage in pre-Hltler Berlin. As the diplomatic and social editor and correspondent of the then powerful Ullstein newspaper and magazine empire, Mrs. Fromm was known all over Europe. "I still feel we Americans could accomplish more with the Germans on a personal level than with lectures and big game speakers," she said. "The Germans seem especially to resent American lecturers who speak German with an American accent. "But if we could sit down and | talk with Germans in their homes j power in Europe and are destined > or catch them unawares—" she! to be its leaders, continued. i "Hitler's spirit is still very much Mrs. Fromm caught a fairly large i alive: That's the important thing audience unawares in Salzburg last Summer. to remember. There's too much Nazism left." SS Program Forecast WASHINGTON — W) — Nearly 20 million Americans are expected to be drawing old age and survivors' benefits under the Social Security program by the year 2000. CLOSED TONIGHT at 5 p.m. FOR REGROUPING & REPRICING Just 2 More Days! Friday A Saturday—9 to 9 FIRE SALE Every Shoe In Our Store Must Go! Film Convict Turns Out To Be Real Felon NEW YORK —,f/P) — Because he looked like a convict, a 33-year-old man identified as Max Joseph Pros- kauer was given a part to play such a role in a movie a year ago. The FBI now says Proskaucr admits he actually is an ex-convict. Arrested here by FBI agents yesterday, he was held in $20,000 bail as a fugitive on charges of committing a Chicago bar holdup in 1951. The FBI said it traced Proskaucr's movements this way: After fleeing from the Chicago :ioldup, he hid in Jacksonville. Fla 3e learned there that Universal International Pictures was making scenes in Jacksonville for a movie, 'Under The Gun," starring Richard lonte. Proskauer was quoted yesterday as for a job as an extra in prison road ;ang scenes, was chosen by the director because of his appearance. Proskuer was quoted yesterday as saying he served five years in Jolict. 111., prison on a charge of armed robbery in Chicago in 1942. WOMEN'S AND GROWING GIRL'S SHOES (ORIGINALLY PRICED UP TO $14.95) All Remaining MEN'S SHOES .00 Pair All Remaining CHILDREN'S SHOES to Hornets Turned Loose By Students In Rome ROME — W) — Pro-Fascist students released 100 hornets today during a lecture at Rome University by Prof. Umberto Calosso. The classroom emptied quickly. Calcsso. who spoke for Italy from BBC studios in London during World War II, has been under attack by pro- Fascist students for some time. Late last month he was .smeared with red paint while leaving the university. Merchant Must Quit Business If He Says So In Ad ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N. Y.—W) —From now on, any merchant in this Long Island village who adver- j tises a "going out of business" sale: must go out of business — or else! A village ordinance to that end is in effect today. There have been so many fake sales of that nature that the local Chamber of Commerce complained and the new ordinance was passed.; It requires that, a license be issued for such sales, posting ot an; inventory, police inspection, andj fines from $25 for first offenders: to $100 for succeeding offenses. | Large Thirsty "Cannon "Towels (SLIGHTLY IRREGULARS) SIZE 21x40 inches , . . Stripes, Plaids, Solids Dulcette Broadcloth REMNANTS 3 39 in. Unbleached SHEETING 29c 80x80 Count Elastic Top Jr. Prep SOX Attractive all, over stripes. Sizes 6 to 8. Slightly irregulars. PA.RS 9gc Hy-Gleam Crochet Knitting Yarn A sellout lost time. New'shipment. Large selection of colors. . 425 Yds. For 29c Men's Large White Handerchiefs 10 for 98c NTCRORYS 5- 10 • 25c STORE MILLENSON'S . . . slashes prices all over our famous bedding department! 20% ,„ 40% OFF Steelworkers (Continued from Page i) rehensible. filthy, lying, deceiving presentation that has ever been presented to a government agency in my lifetime." f Jiurniture SHOW NEW YORK—i/Pi—Philip Murray. CIO Steelworkers' president, today f withdrew bitter remarks he directed yesterday at an industry economist in the steel wage dispute and redirected them instead at the industry's leaders. I NOTE - Thousands of shoes left ... all styles, colors, sizes ... all terrific bargains . . . come in and see for yourself that our stock is not damaged and in near perfect condition . . . all famous nationally advertised shoes . . . you'll never again see such sensational values! 61 BALTIMORE ST. Reels Present (Continued from Paf;e i) tried to break through the protective screen. On the ground, pre-dawn Red attacks knocked Allied infantrymen out of two positions northwest of Yonchon on the western front and one near the Mundung Valley in! the east. All three were recaptured j without trouble, (he Eighth Army reported. East of the Mundunc Valley the Reds hurled 700 rounds of mortar and artillery [ire at a U. N. division in the 24 hours before dawn. The Eighth Army said the Reds made nearly a dozen other small l probes the front.. The North Korean war communi- ique said Red shore batteries on the | West coa=t sank two Allied warship? offshore. There wax no Allied confirmation. In Washington t.he Defence Dej partmcnt announced an increase or 237 battle casualties in notices to I relatives through Friday. It was the lowest weekly figure of .Hie war. U. S. casualties now total 105.30S. Famous Make MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS Formerly To 69.50 FAMOUS MAKE SOFA BEDS Formerly up to 109.50 reduced to $59.50 $79.50 $29 so $33.50 Others 38.50 and 44.50 317 CUSTOMER PARKING LOT . . . You are invited to pork your car en this lot free of charge, it is maintained especially for the accommodation of our customers.

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