Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 19, 1952 · Page 1
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The Weather fair, not so cold tonight. Low 35-45. Milder, windy, showers likely tomorrow. High, 40; low, 27; noon, 36. River -421 feet. Relative humidity— 52 per cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXIIL—NO. 49 Associated Frest Serr/c* — A? Wirtphoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1952 International Ntws Stm'c* 20 Page* 5 CENTS Star Hopes To Wed In April Movie Star Shelley Winters and Italian Actor Vittorio Gassman are a happy couple as they arrived this morning in New York by plane from Rome. Shelley said she hoped they could be married in April. Gassman, now legally separated from his wife, hopes to obtain an American or Mexican divorce. Mine Spokesman Sees 'Danger'In U. S. Law Counsel For Coal Industry Declares High Court Could Find Proposed Act Illegal Three Red MIGs Downed 32 Tanker Sailors Saved WASHINGTON—(jP)—A coal Industry spokesman today said passage Of a mine safety law with teeth in it might do more harm than good. Robert E. Lee Hall, counsel- for the National Coal Association, said a bill now before the House Labor Committee, If passed, might be found Illegal by the Supreme Court. And if that happens, Hall told the committee, the present federal mine Inspection practices would be lost. The committee Is hearing testimony on a bill by Rep. Price (D-H1) to strengthen tpections. Secretary ' of Interior Chapman has endorsed It, asking itrjct penalties for operators who" Ignore in. specters' orders to shut down unsafe mines until they meet federal safety requirements. Chapman told the committee yesterday the Bureau of Mines Is will- federal mine in- Ing to accept responsibility for enforcing a strict mine safety law. The United Mine Workers has endorsed the legislation, and UMW President John L. Lewis is slated to testify Thursday. Hall said the coal Industry "has succeeded in achieving a continuously improving safety record" through cooperation between management, mine workers, state mining departments and the Bureau of Mines. The present system, he argued, "should not be summarily abandoned to the uncertainties inherent in R transfer of the primary responsibility for safety enforcement from the states to the federal government." Navy Reveals Fast Fighter In Production BETHPAGE, N. Y.— (IP) — The Navy has released a photograph of the new Grumman Cougar jet fighter which it describes as "much faster than the Panther jet now being used by Navy and Marine fliers in Korea, The photograph yesterday with an saying the Cougar duced In quantity was released announcement pro- the is being here by G r u m a n n Aircraft Engineering Corp. Officially the F9F-6, the Cougar was pictured as a swept-wing successor to the F9F-5 Panther. Like the Panther, the announcement simply said, the Cougar is "rated in the over 600 miles per hour class." But their exact speeds have not been disclosed. The Navy said that despite the newer plane's greater speed, it "has the same low landing and take-oft speed which makes it idea! for aircraft carrier operation." No further details on the plane were disclosed. Skeltoii Named Top TV Comic HOLLYWOOD — (/P) — Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, noted for their Mystery Veils Student Death In Frat House Body Of Ohio Youth Smeared With Blood; Died Of Gun Wounds WILLIAMSTOWN. Mass.-— ffl — A Williams College student whose blood-spattered body was found in a fraternity house room died of gunshot wounds, Police Chief George A. Royal said today. Police identified the youth as Millard Romalne, Jr., 19, a sophomore from Cincinnati, O. His father was said to be a tool company prcs- dent. Royal said State Police would make a ballistics check on the gun. 3e withheld any opinion of who fired the weapon. The question of an inquest was to be considered at a meeting later today of investigating officials. The student's body was found yesterday. He had been shot In the head. Police said there were biood stains about the room, letters and papers were strewn on the floor and a pillow was crumbled against a corner as though thrown tliere. A .22 caliber rifle was found, partially hidden under a rug, about six feet from the body. Police said Rotnaine's body was sprawled face up on a couch, the feet dangling to the floor. The body was found by a fraternity brother on the day following a gay Winter carnival weekend attended by male guests from five other New England colleges and 350 girl guests. Romaine did not live in the fraternity house where his body was found but had access to it as a member,' college men said. Cutter Nears Ship Severed In High Seas Storm Slows Effort To Take Men From Section Of Vessel CHATHAM, Mass 1 .— (iP) —Rough seas of the Atlantic boiled anew ;oday under freshening winds as the Coast Guard Cutter .Eastwind moved toward the stern of the severed tanker Port Mercer which has 33 survivors aboard.' Nine men were believed lost from ;he tanker Pendleton, which suffered the' same fate as the For! Mercer in yesterday's blinding snowstorm. Nine others are unaccounted for. Thirty-two were saved last night. Ten Miles Away At 8 a. m. (EST), the Eastwind reported she was only ten miles from the drifting wreck of the Mercer which was more than 50 miles off Caps Cod. Three hours later, the Eastwind had not reported again. At Coast Guard headquarters it was considered probable the Eastwind might throw a line aboard the Mercer and tow her into Boston rather than attempt a rescue in the rough sea. Meanwhile, the cutter Yakatat took two men from the bow sec;ion of-the'Mercer bobbing hi high waves 40 miles from the stern. Rescued were Captain Frederick C. Paetzel of Houston, Tex., and Purser Edward E. Turner Jr. of New York City. The Yakatat reported the weather was "worsening" and that she was unable to remove two other survivors by boat. She said she would try to shoot a line aboard and use a raft to effect a rescue 61 the other pair. Seas Running; High The Yakatat said the skipper and purser were taken off the Mercer mder extremely hazardous conditions and that the seas were running high. Earlier it was believed no one was aboard the bow of the Mercer. First word that 33 survivors were aboard the stern half of the Mercer came from the military transport Short Splice just after rescue operations resumed at dawn. "We have just contacted the stern of the Fort -Mercer," the Short Splice messaged Coast Guard headquarters, "There are 33 survivors aboard. They all seem OK. The tern is riding good." Among those feared lost in the MW of the Pendleton was her skip- >cr, Capt. John Fitzgerald, 38, of Joston. 32 Seamen Saved Thirty-two seamen were rescued rom the fourth section by the light of flares in a daring, split-second (Continued on Page 8, Col. 4) Ignores Man Held In Baby's Death r *vs Pink Ice In River Puzzles Townspeople BERWICK, Pa.—(/P)—It wasn't pink elephants that had Berwick townspeople taking a second look the last few days. It was pink ice on the Susquehanna River. The technicolor ice formed along the east bank of the river and extended some distance out. The best solution to the puzsle seems to be that oil escaping from a clogged underwater pipe caused the coloring. Parents And Son Killed In Effort To Rescue Child DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. —«P) —A father, mother and their son were electrocuted one after another yesterday in a futile attempt to save a second son from a fallen high- tension electric line. A third child narrowly escaped the same fate. It stopped just short of the deadly power line after seeing the four members of his family in the tragedy. The dead were Tommy Chapman, his wife Esther, and their sons Charles and Bryan. Police said one of the children wandered into a field where the high voltage line had fallen. As he leaned over to inspect the sizzling line, it snapped across his waist and killed him. The others died in succession as they tried to pull one another away from the deadly wire. West Reich Accepted In 'European Family' John Keegan strides past Mrs. Alice Beagley (left) in Chicago court during inquest into death of her son, 19 months old. Keegan, a friend of the Beagley family, said he shook and spanked baby during an auto ride because boy was crying. The infant died later. Taf t Declares Western GOP Will Back Him Ohio Solon Asserts Trip Has. Confirmed "Optimistic Hopes" WASHINGTON — (/P) — Sen: Taf t of Ohio said today his political tour of the west has convinced him he has "a substantial majority of popu- ar support among Republicans" there. Back from a five-state speaking irip in behalf of his bid for the GOP Presidential nomination, Taft old reporters he thinks he will set the predominant majority" of convention delegates from Wash- ngton, Idaho, Wyoming, and 'olorado. "This western trip has confirmed my most optimistic hopes," the Ohio enator said. "The Eisenhower people are putting on a fight everywhere but I feel we are still far in he lead." Taft said he will repudiate any 'unfriendly" efforts to enter him in he May 16 Oregon primary because time to campaign lie doesn't have n the state. A candidate's name can be enter- id in Oregon without his consent, fack Travis, Hood River publish 3r riend of Sen. Morse (R-Ore) has tarted circulation of Taft petitions. Worse is supporting Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the nomination Taft eeks. Scheduled for a visit to Vermont Friday, Taft said he would decide hen how much, If any, carnpaign- ng he can do in New Hampshire. ongo Uranium Mine Area Under Guard BRUSSELS, Belgium — (/P)— The Belgian Congo uranium mine area las been declared a military zone. An ordinance published in the Jongo said the mine area is now losed off by a fence marked every 00 yards with signs reading in French, Flemish and Swahili: "Mlli- itary zone—no trespassing." Rain, Snow Seen In Area, Sunday BALTIMORE — (IP) — Five-day forecast: Wednesday occasional rain with moderate temperatures followed by clearing and colder Wednesday night. Pah- and colder Thursday and continued rather cold ''""' s -i Sunday and becoming warmer; Temperatures- for the period as a whole will average near normal for the season. Normal afternoon highs are hi the forties and normal early morning lows carry. from near 20 in the mountains to near 30 in coastal and southern, counties. Obstacles Removed By Ministers During Sessions In London LONDON—(£>)—The foreign ministers of the three western powers and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of Western Germany said today they have removed obstacles to Germany's entrance into the European community. U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman listed in a "communique sepen points which they said assured a successful conclusion of talks now going on in Bonn and Paris. The three ministers and Adenauer have been engaged in conferences here since Saturday in an effort to smooth out German-French relations, open the way for creation of a European army in which German and French armed forces would be unified, and pave the way for a "peace contract" between Western Germany and the occupation powers. Earlier today the'French National Assembly, by a vote 'of 327 to 287, gave a qualified approval to the European army plan for rearming Germany. Prelude To Session The foreign ministers conferences here were a prelude to a full-dress meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Lisbon, Portugal. .Eden, Schuman and Acheson declared their ^'abiding interest in the establishing and integrity of the European Defense Community (EDO," andl-recalled their governments' pledges to maintain armed forces in Europe. This statement was considered as Vincent Given 'Clean Bill'By Loyalty Board WASHINGTON— (iPf~ Career Dip- Ictnat John Carter Vincent was reported today to have been given a clean bill of health by the State Department's loyalty- and security board. He will shortly return to his assignment as U. S. diplomatic agent at Tangier. Vincent returned here late last year, demanding a public hearing on accusations made by Senator Mc- iarthy (R-Wis). Last month he testified before, a Senate subcommittee and denied that he is or had been a Communist, or has Communist leanings. In his attacks, McCarthy made much of the fact that Vincent was chief of the State Department's Far Eastern Division during the time when U. S. policy called for a merger of the Chinese Communists and Nationalist 1 ; into a coalition government. answering guarantee France's that the desire United for a States Bank Bandit Capture By Police Is 'Fluke' Two alert young policemen recog- NEW YORK—i/P)—Fugitive Willie (The Actor) Sutton emerged today TV comedy work, hold gold statu-jfrom the role of an obscure miser cttes today as the best television .with a $6-a-week room, and was actor and actress of 1951. j called before a judge as the na- The "Emmy" awards, TV counter- j tion's most-sought bank robber, part of the movie "Oscars," were given last night at the fourth annual banquet of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Miss Coca and Caesar also were nominated for the best comedian or comedienne, but Red Skelton was voted top comic. There was no separate classification for comedienne. Skelton, who recently displaced Mi'ton Berle as television's top audience favorite, also won the!holdup here in March, 1950. for the best comedy show. | Sntton, whose exploits and dis- guises have become criminal legend, also has been mentioned by police in many other recent big jobs—including the I'i-million-dollar. robbery of Brink's, Inc., Boston armored car service, in 1950. Asked about the Brinks job yes- nized Sutton on a Brooklyn street i terday, Sutton affected a toothy, yesterday to end a vast five-year j theatrical smile and told newsmen: manhunt launched when he made the second prison break of his career. Police were taking special precautions today as Sutton, 51, was to plead before Queens County Judge William B. Groat on an indictment accusing him of a $64,000 bank "Hell, I don't know anything about it. I'll probably be blamed for anything unsolved in the books." Police Commissioner George P. Duquesne Accepts Bid To National Tourney NEW YORK—W)—Chairman Asa Bushnell announced today three teams—Duquesne. St. John's and St. Bonaventure—had accepted bids to play in the National Invitation Basketball Tournament at Madisou Square Garden next month. -Bargain Bombs? Atomic Tests Scheduled To Take Less Explosive WASHINGTON— <&)— The United States may be planning to test "bargain" bombs—that is, A-bombs packing full-scale power but with lesser amounts of precious atomic explosive. This is an unofficial view, because both the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and the Defense Department, in announcing yesterday bombing of enemy industrial targets. And, from lessons learned in the development of such smaller-type bombs, America's atomic weaponeers may well have devised possible means for getting greater explosive and Britain would stay in Europe and thereby prevent any possible German withdrawal from EDO to embark on an aggressive policy qnce she is rearmed. Goal Cuts Refused LISBON, Portugal—(/P)—Military chiefs of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) refused today ;o approve sharp reductions in 1954 goals for the international defense force the west is raising. The cuts were recommended by NATO's Temporary Council Committee (TCC) under U. S. Mutual Security Administrator W. Averell Harrimai}. Its job was to recorn- mend how much force could be supported by Europe's hard-up economies. NATO informants said the committee urged a 15 per cent cut in and force goals and up to 20 per cent reduction in air force plans. Generally accepted estimates ol what the military men are demand- ng by 1954 include a land force of 00 divisions, either on active duty or in immediate reserve. NATO sources' said the final decisions between military requests and economic resources now will have to be made by the NATO council of foreign, defense and finance ministers, which begins meeting tomorrow. Named In Probe Retired Admiral William , F. (Bull) Halsey, Jr., has been named in an investigation into profits made in sale of surplus ships. Judith Has Baby, Still Faces Trial NEW YORK—(/P)—Judith Coplon, 30-year-old former government em- ploye accused ,as a spy for Russia, has given birth to a seven-pound, eleven-ounce girl at Manhattan General Hospital. Miss Coplon, now married to Albert H. Sokolov, one of her attorneys, had been convicted in Washington of taking secret government papers. At a trial in New York she was convicted of espionage conspiracy charges. Both con- Senators Call Casey On Deal For Ship Sale Former Congressman To Give Details Of Transaction Profit •WASHINGTON—(/P)~Joseph Casey, Washington lawyer ' and former Congress member called today to tell senators how he helped run a $101,000 cash investment in surplus ships into a 3'4 million dollar profit in three years. The Senate Investigating committee is studying the transaction to determine, as Chairman Hocy (D-NC) put it, whether it was legal and "whether federal taxes were avoided." ' Casey has named, as among those who shared in the profit, retired Adm. William P. (Bull) Halsey of World War Two fame; the late Edward R. Stettinis Jr. a wartime Secretary of State, and Julius C. Holmes. Minister at the U. S. Em- >assy in London. As the hearing resumed, two subcommittee members told reporters ,hat staff investigators had produced evidence of "some big fees" they said were paid in one phase of the ship deal to the law firm of Ncwbold VTorris, President Truman's corru;j- ion investigator. Sens. Nixon (R-Calif) and Mundt R-SD) said "Morris has got to be called" to tell about the fees. Morris, who was appoinrcd by the President recently to direct a cleanup of scandals in the government, has declared publicly that he received "not a penny" from the ship venture. Nixon and Mundt said the fees reportedly were paid to Morris's law firm on a transaction which shifted three of the eight tankers involved to ownership of China Internationa! Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation which Morris heads. They said the legal work was done by Houston H. Wasson, Morris' law partner. Allied Pilots Blast Enemy Supply Lines Two Major Hurdles Facing Negotiators On Truce Settlement Robber Stages Holdup At New York Hospital NEW YORK —VP)~ A robber, carrying a pistol, walked into the second-floor blood bank at Jewish Memorial Hospital yesterday and stole about $150. Only two technicians were on duty. The robber cut two telephone wires and announced, "This is- a victiorts were upset in appeal, but | stickup." He ransacked drawers she faces a possible new trial in | until h» found money kept to pay Washington. She is free on bail. I professional blood donors. Meteor Blast Causes Alarm In Dixie Area NORFOLK, Va.— iff)-— A meteorite; throughout, Norfolk, Portsmouth, which lit up the sky like a efficiency out of the city-blasting! ., , , areas t ' Roman candle may have scattered j IT ' In other words, the bomb makers and adjacent SEOUL, Korea—(#•)—U. S. Sabre jet pilots today shot down three Red jet fighter planes in two roaring air fights over northwest Korea. Other Allied jet fliers reported they destroyed four locomotives on the Communists' North Korean supply network. Twenty-six Sabres fought elements of a 50-MIG formation Tuesday afternoon in a five-minute running battle. It started near Sinanjii and ended, near the Yalu River when the Red fighters 'fled Into Manchuria. Reds Boast "Mobile Planes' ' The North Koreans' Pyongyang radio reported the Communists have devised new methods with mobile "plane hunting units" in an effort to check the Allies' daily bombing' Red transport routes and supply centers. The radio quoted Premier Kim H Sung as saying Red forces now "can. operate with speed and shoot down all enemy planes that bomb our positions." Communist flak, night fighters and searchlights tried unsuccessfully Monday night to break up an attack by five B-29 gnnra-forts on the Sinanju rail bridge complei: in northwest Korea. Allies Meet Opposition On the ground three Allied raiding parties and one counterattacking U. N. force ran'into stiff opposi-r tion Monday. Tanks supported two of the raiding parties. .. . Red attacks dropped down to three probes, each by about 40 men, along the entire 150-mile front. Allied tankers, riflemen, artillery and mortars killed or .wounded an estimated 129 Communists In a two- hour fight around Silver Star Hill south of Pyongyang, apex of the Old Red Iron Triangle on the central front. A U. S. Eighth Army briefing officer said the Reds suffered 1,518 casualties in seven days of ground action ending last Thursday. Truce Settlement Blocked By Two Major Hurdles MUNSAN, Korea— (fP)— Negotiators agreed today on the final clause of a Korean armistice, but two major hurdles still blocked a truce settlement. Today's agreement: To recommend that belligerent governments lold a high level political confer- •nce within 90 days after an r,rmis- ,ice to consider "withdrawal of all oreign forces from Korea, the peaceful settlement of the Korean question, etc." Agreement was reached In a full dress session. Staff officers were assigned to the ob of incorporating the recommendations in the armistice. No Meeting Date Set No date was set for the first staff meeting. Other staff officers are working on two other uncompleted clauses. But they are skirting around the two big unsettled questions: 1. Voluntary repatriation of prisoners of war. 2. Rebuilding of Red airfields during a truce. The wording of the political conference recommendation was drafted by the Communists, including the "etc." The third staff conference meeting was a Communist Idea. Red negotiators insisted on it when the United Nations Command accepted (Continued on Page S, Col. 5) Draftee Quota For April Set WASHINGTON— (IP) —The Defense Department's 19,000-man draft call for April is the lowest total I since 16,900 were called last September. Announcing yesterday that the Army needs 15,000 men and the Marine Corps 4,000 in April, the de- countrvside nartmcnt said f(iwcr draftees were bein« called because more men are stations and newspapers fragments across a wide area after j wcre flooried wHh ca]] . of planf Const- a new series of atomic tests will be may have found theoretical ways of lit exploded high over the Virginia- crashes. Air Force, Navy and held at Eniwetok, offered no clue as|using less explosive and yet getting!North Carolina border yesterday. 'Guard planes were dispatched to to their anture. Not even the date as much explosive wham as was The meteorite flashed across the'the Whalcyvillc area, near the North produced by the full-scale models sky shortly before noon yesterday. 'Carolina iinp, to investigate a report of the start of the tests was announced. The unofficial view goes this way: The United States, at its Nevada Monaghan called Sutton "the Babe < ; proving grounds last Fall, success- Ruth of bank robbers" and "the j fully tested a series of weapons gen- lerally presumed to ~be relatively world's number one criminal." Sutton was listed by the FBI as one of the nation's ten most- wanted men. small atomic bombs, perhaps de- volunteering and more veterans are re-enlisting. The April quota is the third lowest, since (,'ie outbreak of the Korean war. The lowest was 15,000 men called into the Army in July, 1951. previously tested at Eniwetok. If so.jits flaming trail was observed as^fariof a plane smash-up. they may now be planning to put'away as 300 miles. these theories to a test. Sherwood Joiirs. 12, of Whaley- Markets To But its size varied in eye-witness ville .said the "cows in the field bc- The AEC. in describing results of jdescriptions. Some said it was the.aan jumping up and down" w!*r. tests at Eniwetok last year, said in-isize of an airplane. Others claimed 'the .star NEW YORK — i/Pi tofk and commodity — Domestic markets will There troops rather than for long range!Nagasaki weapons." formation was gained on the effects Sit was no bigger than a basketball, j Lt,. Walter H. Maridos, flying from bo closed this Friday in commemoration -of George Washington's birthday. However various livestock rr.srkets '-> 'iil remain open. of weapons "several times signed for tactical uses in support powerful than the Hiroshima and j though, were no discrepancies. Jacksonville to Norfolk, spotted the on the meteorite'-, big.meteorite 30 miles from New Bern. I crack-up. The explosion was felt N. C.

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