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TEN EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1952 Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker Lenten Food Featured In Stores British Brain As Butter, Egg Prices Go Higher (Bf Tht AiioeMcd Frail . Butter and egg prices moved higher in most retail markets this week. Meat* (showed little change. Many stores marked down fish prices and planned to stress seafood among their week-end specials for the beginning of Lent Butter advanced one to six cents » pound—to the highest retail and wholesale levels since early April of 1948 in some areas. Production continued to fall as milk was diverted to fluid market channels, and storage stocks were low ( at the beginning of this month they were about 82 per cent below the year- go level.) Eggs rose an average of two to four cents *. dozen at retail but were still listed among the best food buys for Lent by the majority of stores. There was no shortage of eggs, but more were moving into storage, and hatcheries will be'absorbing an Increasing amount for the busy hatching months of March, April *nd May. Lenten Foods Featured A survey of advertised special for the coming week-end showed a heavy emphasis on Lenten foods like fresh, frozen macaroni and and canned fish, spaghetti, oysters, shrimp and cheese. A wide variety of flsh was being offered; swordflsh, mackerel, flounder, codfish, halibut, haddock, herring, whiting, ocean perch, salmon and tuna. Most of Lent coincides with big runs of flsh tn the North Atlantic fishing grounds, so flounder, cod, haddock, ocean perch and halibut should be in good supply during coming weeks. Also showing up frequently on •tores' list of specials were legs of lamb, lamb chops, beef rib roasts, fowl, ducks, grapefruit and apples. I'resh produce items were little shanged this week. Most general advances were for broccoli, tomatoes and best quality apples. Beans, celery, new cabbage and new pota- toe« were down slightly. Tomato Supply Cut Wholesale market reporters said the upward trend in tomatoes probably would continue well into March because unfavorable weather and a blight on much of the crop in Florida threatened to reduce the supply. The Agriculture Department stressed honey, oranges, eggs, pork and lettuce as most-plentiful foods for thrifty buying this week. H«e's the national list of plentl- Handwarmers Radio Savers WITH THE SEVENTH INFANTRY DIVISION, Korea — (INS) — Conventional pocket - type hand- warmers are being used by the. 32nd Infantry "Buccaneer" regiment to Insure satisfactory operation of signal corps radios in ,, freezing fuls for Oranges, the month of grapefruit (for March: markets east of the Mississippi), canned and products, domestic raisins, dry beans— frozen citrus dates, prunes, including pea beans and bay limas, and. In the southwest, pintos. Also, split peas, cottage cheese, nonfat dry milk solids, buttermilk, broiler and fryer chickens, eggs, almonds, pecans, lard, vegetable shortening, salad oils, peanut butter and honey. 6 29ers Order' Plans Conclave PITTSBURG, Has. — _(ff) — The seventh grand conclave of one of the world's most exclusive organizations, the Order of 29ers, will be held Friday. Only those who were born on a Feb. 29—Leap Year babies—are eligible for membership. Tho order was organized ui 1928 by the Plttsburg Headlight and Plttsburg Sun, companion newspapers. All persons who were born on Feb. 29 were invited to join. Seven new members have joined in the last week and the membership roster now stands at 123. Many states and England are represented on the roll. Louis Stroup, managing editor ol the newspapers and secretary of the Order of 29ers, explained that the order has no president, no treasurer and charges no initiation fee or dues. In keeping with that system, the "grand conclave" will be just an Imaginary get-together so members can "commune in spirit in celebration or mourning over four-year birthdays." i Police Round-Up 26 Suspects In North Carolina Klan Raids WHITEVILLE, N. C.—W)—State and county officers rounded up 26 men charged with Klan activity in adjoining Columbus and Robeson counties last night. Swift moving officers arrested 11 men in the Titusvllle section, scene of nlghtridir^ terrorism in recent months, and 15 men in the nearby Luniberton section. Those arrested in the Lumberton raid were charged with violation of an 1808 North Carolina statute outlawing membership in secret political organizations. The warrants did not mention the Ku Klux Klan by name, but Solicitor Malcolm B. Seawell told the Lumberton group: "You were arrested xxx because you are members of ftie KKK." Twelve of the men posted bonds of $250 for court appearance and were released. They denied the charge. The other three admitted previous membership in the Klan but said they no longer belonged. They were released under the provision of the 1868 statute which provides that renunciation of membership Is sufficient to absolve a person so accused. weather. Increased patrol activity by the Buccaneers, coupled with decreased temperatures frequently resulted in batteries freezing, cutting off communications. To overcome this problem, Capt. E. M. Steiner of Mobile, Ala., devised a method of using handwarm- ers to keep batteries in working condition. Holes are' drilled in the bottom of the battery case and warmer^ — two or three, depending on availabality — are fastened to the bottom of the battery. Experiments have met with marked success, according to Capt. Steiner. The warmers burn properly, batteries don't freeze and the radios continue to function. Acheson Starts Report On Foreign Aid Needs WASHINGTON— (fP) — Secretary of State Acheson today meets with the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the first stage of what may become a battle over foreign aid funds. The secretary was due to report In a closed session on results of the Lisbon conference of the H-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Acheson returned yesterday from ihc Lisbon conference which decided on a formula for merging German units into a European army, and set R 300 million dollar budget for western European defense. Lallimore Says Knowland 'China Lobby' Member WASHINGTON—W)—Owen Lat- ;imore set off an uproar in a Senate committee today with the statement that Senator Knowland (R-Calif) is a member of the "China lobby" and has been called "the senator from Formosa." Senator O'Conor (D-Md), presiding at a hearing of an internal security subcommittee, told Lattimore the remark was "uncalled for, unbecoming and belittling." Killer Near Death Granted Reprieve LONDON—(.T)—Bertha Scorse, already on her deathbed when a judge ordered her to be hanged for murder, was reprieved today. Home Secretary Sir David Maxwell Fyfe made a mercy recommendation to Queen Elizabeth that means the 20-year-old victim of advanced tuberculosis goes Into a prison hospital for life. I Just before her sentence lastj Tax Action Denounced Thursday her lawyers told the jury; WASHINGTON - <*>, - Senator she was "dying as she lies here. wi]liams , R . Dela , told the Senate Sift lay on a stretcher m the court- today the government was once moving for criminal prosecution of a Miami, Fla., man, claiming he owed $792.094 in taxes, but dropped after Joseph C. Nunan en- it as an attorney. 100 Unnamed Employes Will Receive Bequeaths NEW YORK — (/P) — A woman executive says 100 of her 200 em- ployes will be mentioned in her will — but she won't name them beforehand. Mrs. Else F. Schlemmer, president since her husband's death of Ham- machcr Schlemmer. one of the city's oldest hardware and household goods stores, said yesterday: workers to be mentioned in her will include recent employes as well as old-timers. <* Fire Destroys 11-Car Train OMAHA — (INS) — Union Pacific headquarters reported an 11-car fast mail train was completely destroyed by fire near Echo Junction this morning after it struck a. gasoline transport on its main line tracks. The train was identified as the Union Pacific Number 5, operating between Council Bluffs, la., and Los Angeles, Calif. Union Pacific officials said they could not determine if the gas truck caught fire after it was struck by the train or if the transport already was burning when the train struck it.- They said the gas transport had jackknifed off Highway 30. about 29 miles east of Ogden, Utah, and came to rest between the eastbound and westbound tracks as the train was approaching. The locomotive and fuel oil tender were, ignited soon after the crash arid burned out the air brakes so the- train could not be the flames spread all 11 cars of mail moved before and destroyed and express packages. The railroad said it believed there were no injuries to train personnel. Restaurant Owner Reduces Prices To Improve Business PITTSBURGH— (#>)—A restaurant owner rolled back prices to the 1939 level today hi hopes of improving business. Prices include: Coffee five cents; hamburger 15 cents, roast beef dinner 70 cents, fresh ham dinner with trimmings 65 cents and large fish sandwich 15 cents. Does 40-year-old Albert Miche- lucci, who operates the restaurant with his wife, think he'll make out? "It a gamble." Africa Air Base Cost Under Probe WASHINGTON—(/P) - gressional committees -Two Con- focused attention today on the reported waste of at least 25 million dollars on five North African air bases. The bases are being built for the U. S. Air Force by Army Engineers under contract to a group of construction firms known as "Atlas" contractors. The original estimated cost of the project was 300 million dollars, and a House expenditures subcommittee said as much as 50 million may already have -been "poured down the drain." Massey Installed Governor-General OTTAWA —(/P) —Vincent Massey was installed today as Canada's governor-general — the flrst son of Canada to represent his sovereign in his homeland. Massey, 65-year-old chancellor of the University of Toronto took three oaths of office before a Rlitter- ing assemblage in the gold-ceilinged Senate chamber as the personal representative of Queen Elizabeth II. Breaking a tradition that stretches back into Canada's colonial past, he succeeds 17 Britons who have held that office since confederation. His immediate predecessor, Field Marshal Lord Alexander, resigned to become Britain's defense minister. Actor Raymond Massey is the new governor-general's brother. There are approximately 44,000 persons living on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Beats Humans In Calculation Cairo Curfew Presents Problem To Women Expecting Stork Visit LONDON—</P)-^Brltaln has a new mechanical brain that doesn't have to ask, "What's wrong, Doc?" when It gets sick. It does the diagnosing itself and tells the operator. This was just one of the powers attributed to a new electronic device described here today to the Royal Society of Arts by the Earl of Hals- bury. The new brain was designed by Prof. Frederic Williams of Manchester University. It's artistic, too. Give it a coded version of "God Save the Queen" and -hi no time back comes the national anthem. No record needed. The brain's chief specialty, like similar ones in the United States, is rapid calculation. Using a magnetic drum that can remember 650,000 units of information, it turns out huge sums hundreds of times faster than the speediest human gray matter. The versatile device is not ready just yet for widespread use. It costs $280,000 to build and it's considerably on the large side. King's Funeral Cost $162,400 LONDON— OP) — The funeral of King George VI cost 58,000 pounds ($162,400), The government presented the bill to Parliament today, asking it to vote the money. The total., includes 8,000 pounds ($22,400) for entertaining royal and overseas guests, hiring cars and railway expenses. Biggest item was a bill from the armed forces for 35,750 pounds $100,010) for the troops who took part in the ceremonies. That does not include their pay —only special costs resulting from the funeral on Feb. 15. Baltimore Youth Killed By Officer BALTIMORE — (/P) — Ah 18-yea.r- old youth was shot and killed yesterday in a scramble with a policeman over his service revolver. Investigating officers said the youth, identified as Ronald Walter Barrett, was believed to be a leader of a teen-age gang of car thieves known as the "Hot Wires." A warrant was issued for Barrett's arrest on a car-theft charge last Saturday, but he had not been picked' up. The report showed he was shot by Patrolman Robert Taylor as they rolled on the ground grappling for Taylor's pistol. Mother Saves Lad After Well Plunge LOCUST, N. J.—W)—A 39-year- old mother whose four-year-old son tumbled into an 18-foot well yesterday jumped in to rescue him. Mrs. Edith Massell said she spent the time clutching her son to keep him afloat in the eight-feet • deep water while reciting nursery rhymes. She hung on to a small pipe on the side of the well. ' "I promised him ice cream, cake and no spanking if he would hold on to me quietly. It did the trick," the mother of four children Bald. Hearst Widow Given Allowance Extension LOS ANGELES—(/P)—Mrs. William Randolph Hearst's $10,000 a month allowance from her late husband's multimillion dollar estate has been continued by court order for another year. She was granted an extension yesterday to the original six-month allowance ordered last August. The publisher's will and nine codicils left most of the estate in trust for the widow, five sons and several charitable and educational institutions. Weather experts now believe it may be possible in the future to predict the weather as much as 10 . , . , . .. . , She was convicted of stabbing to death Mr*. Joyce Dunstan 26. m a fit of jealousy when the older wo-j the man declined to resume a close friendship. Scouts Halt Fire, Ranger 'Scooped' HARLAN, Ky.— (/P\— Fire Ranger William Music has a lot of confidence, in the youngsters of Harlan county. He was called last night to put out a grass fire at nearby Coxton. where a blaze had spread out of control. But when he arrived. Music found several volunteer firefighters had dug an earthen ring around the spreading fire, which burned itself out at the edge of the ring. When the fire ranger returned to hi* truck, he found this note on ' A slip of paper under the windshield < wiper: "Too late, Troop 16. BOY Scouts of America. Virgil Sawyer, Scoutmaster." i Field Gels Release ASHLAND, Ky.—(/P! — Frederick Vanderbilt Field, millionaire Civil Rights Congress bigwig, has been released from the Ashland Federal Correctional institution. CASH LOANS TO PAY OFF 010 BIUS Low Cost Loons for Bills and Expenses . . . S3.64 monthly repay: a $50 Loon. SUPER SPEtDY SERVICE MiLLENSON CO. 104 S. libfty Si. 847 NEW 1952 Styling NEW Dom* Cryrtal. NfWBraotoU NEW Smaller M»fl*U New 17 Jewel ELCINS FOR 45 UTTLEAS T»x hie. A SMALL DEPOSIT WILL HOLD YOUR CHOICE- COMPLETE SELECTION JEWELRY STORE 62 BALTIMORE ST. By FRED ZUSY CAIRO, Egypt—WV-Pregnant women have been one of the biggest worries to Egyptian authorities under Cairo's strict night curfew. For weeks only a few select persons with special passes were permitted to stir outside their homes during the 10 p. m. to 6 a. m. curfew following the Jan. 26 fire riots. The hours have been changed to 11 p. m. to 5 a. m., but the problems persist. One British woman expecting a baby reported to the hospital at 9 p. m. every night for two weeks, just in case. She had no telephone at her home. She finally had her baby during daylight hours. Authorities had many complaints from frantic women and their husbands. Telephones Scarce To make the situation worse there is a shortage of telephones in this city of two million. There are only about 60,000 lines available, so many families had no telephones by which to summon doctors or ambulances. Rifle-carrying soldiers who mount guard at street barricades soon got used to the sight of excited husbands summoning help. The problem finally was solved by issuing temporary passes to pregnant women and their husbands. Army jeeps were used sometimes for ambulances. The curfew has made this great Middle East capital an early-to-bed town. There are no convivial parties stretching far into the night, except among friends living in the same apartment house. Parties Cut Short Diplomatic black tie (parties begin at 7:30 and end before curfew. This usually means a quickie cocktail be- Child Ends Lone Global Trip And Reports 'World Is Round' LOS ANGELES — (fPt — A tiny, self-reliant little nine-year-old flew in yesterday on the last lap of a lone trip around the world. 'Asked what she had learned, she told reporters: "The world is round, sure enough, and awfully big." Elizabeth Bean, barely four feet tall, left her home in Kansas City Dec. 15. Most of the time since she has been in India. She explained it: "Mother and daddy wrote to Don's parents and learned it was easy for a little girl to fly by herself just like grownups." Don is nine-year-old Don Bauman, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Bauman, former Kansas City neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Bean. fore dinner, and one or two courses less on the table. Surprisingly, there have been few complaints on that score. Most of the diplomats say they are happy to get more sleep. Some night workers have been in- conviencad since street cars and busses stop running in the last half hour before the curfew begins. Taxis disappeared from the streets about the same time. As a result many workers get part of their sleep at their offices. One feautre of the curfew is the mad traffic rush in the last half hour, with motorists speeding to get off the streets. Bauman is in Bcreilly, India, as an advisor-biologist under the Point 4 program. "I like India very much," said Elizabeth, "They're nice and friendly people. I rode on an elephant. He was gray and fat and old but he was nice. "I met a maharajah. He was short and fat and very nice." Elizabeth bounced off a Pan- American plane after a ten-hour trip from Honolulu with all the energy of a nine-year-old, and skipped all the way to the ticket office. She added that passengers on the trip were awfully nice to her, and offered her ice cream and cake — a lot more than she would get at home. "But I just pretended mother was along so I didn't eat too much," she said. Korean War Seen Ended By June In Government Plans WASHINGTON— (&)— The administration, in planning its spending, is assuming the fighting in Korea will end by June 30 this year n:id. that this country will not be involved in war for at least a year afterward. Senator Taft (R-Ohio) brought this out in questioning Budget Director Frederick J. Lawton at a closed hearing of the Senate-House Economic Committee Jan. 23. The testimony was made public yesterday. Lawton said spending estimates for fiscal 1953—which starts next July 1—were based on peacetims attrition rates for forces in Korea. "For the purpose," Taft asked, "you are assuming the Korean war will be over for fiscal 1953?" "Yes, in effect," Lawton replied, "And that there won't be any other (war)?" "That is correct." Robber Serves As Clerk When Customer Enters NEW YORK — (ff>) — A strange clerk greeted a woman customer last night when she entered a ( drug store to buy cigarettes. Unsure of the price, he inquired of the owner, who was tied up at the moment in a back room. The clerk served her and she left. Then he pocketed the money and left with an armed companion, adding the price of a pack of cigarettes to their $500 robbery. Woman Expires At 93, Has 195 Survivors LITTLE ROCK; Ark. — (fP) — A woman with 195 survivors, including two great-great-great grandchildren, died near here today. She was Mrs. Georgia Ann Archer, 93, of England, Ark. She died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Gately. 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