Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on March 3, 1952 · Page 1
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The Weather .Ram likely tonight. Low 35-40. Cloudy, colder tomorrow. High, 36: low. .10: noon. 34. Snowfall — .07 inches. River — 3.62 ft. Humidity—90 per cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXIII.—NO. 62 Associated Press Sem'ce — AP Wirephoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, MONDAY, MARCH 3, 1952 International News Service 14 Pases 5 CENTS Airliner Crash Death Toll 37; Dancer Victim Birds Might Have Caused Mishap Near French City KICK, France—(/P)—An Air France airliner crashed in an olive grove near this Riviera fun spot today, killing 37 persons, including an American ballet dancer and two French actresses. A woman taken alive from the wreckage was reported in critical ;ondition. The four-engine plane had just Sceiic Of Tra«*cilv taken off from Nice ail ' pon - J n stead Cross locates the French Riviera village where 37 persons were killed today in the plunge of an airliner. The plane had just taken off from Nice on flight to Paris. Ballot Battle Draws Major Party Leaders New Hampshire Vole Quest Attracts Top . Figures In Politics {By The Associated Prrss) including three presidential candidates, today were New Hampshire- bound for the home stretch battle for primary election ballots there. Sen. Robert A. Taft and Harold E. Stassen, Republican candidates, and Sen. Esles Kefauver of Tennessee, Democratic candidate, headed for some on-the-spot campaigning in the final week before -New Hampshire's March 11 primary elections. Also booked for appearances are Paul Hoffman, former Economic Cooperation Administrator, Sens. Saltonstall and Lodge of Massachusetts. and Carlson of Kansas, Gov. Lodge of Connecticut, and Rep. Herter, (R-Mass). The state has never seen so many nationally-known figures all at once. Entered in the primary, first of its of heading out as usual over the Mediterranean on the flight to Paris, the plane turned back. It lost altitude, then smashed into bits in the olive grove, just missing a group of houses where 20 families live. i Airport employes said pieces of sea gull's wings and feathers had been found in the air intakes of the plane's engines, and this might have ! caused the crash. Air France officials in Paris could not confirm this. The two left engines had apparently failed. In "Death Ballet" Joan' Katzman, 21, who danced under ' the name of Harriet Toby with the Marquis de Cuevas Company, was the dead American. She appeared last night at Cannes in the Ballet la Muerte, Spanish for death. Her home was in New York City. Lise Topart. 24, and Michele Verly, 41, were the French actresses who died. Eleven other victims had British addresses. Others listed their addresses in France or Italy. The pilot, Theau Farrugia, 29, a veteran of 4,500 hours flying time, and his wife, were killed. Mrs. Margarite Delpy of Paris was taken alive from the wreckage. She is in critical condition at a hospital, authorities said. An Italian woman similarly rescued died en route to the hospital. Bodies of the victims were badly burned. First Such Fatality The plane was a Languedoc, used ,in European and North African of top politicians, : services _ Norma n y it carries a crew Skeltou 15 hie 11 Bv Virus 'Bui*' SANTA MONICA, Calif.—(/P) —Funnyman Red Skelton is in St. John's Hospital with a virus infection. He went there after his television show last night and his physician, Dr. Stanley .Immerman, said he will probably stay there for two or three davs. capacity of 33 passengers. Today it had one more passenger and one less crewman. Air France officials in New York said it was the first .fatality suffered by that type of plane in the six years the company has used it. The plane crashed at 9:05 a. m. (3:05 a. m. EST). The scene was 150 feet from the railway station at the village of St. Augustin, the last stop before Nice three miles away. French Forces Repulse Reds SAIGON, Indochina— Wi— French . forces turned the tables on the Corn- kind in the nation, are these men . munist . led vieminh today by stager delegates pledged to them: Talt, Stassen, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in|? a scrles of ambusncs on rcbe i columns wnich had infiltrated the and Gen. Douglas MacArthur, on| Rpd River dclta m northci - n Indo _ the GOP ticket; and Kefauver and| china j Hanoi, a Vietminh column was i» c blasted and 15 captured Frenchmen President Truman on the Demo- j ln Qne ambush> 35 milcs south of cratic slate. Major interest centered in Taft-Eisenhower clash. All signs j ]jbcratcd The attack took place near Phuly. French land and air forces continued vigorously to push back two point to a ncck-and-neck race, although earlier predictions were that Eisenhower would win in a walk. ^ ^ However, recent polls show that vietm i nn '' divisions which made a m n v, r ~oir, n rf TTvnvi FisenhoWvT umoiuua wi 111,11 t "alUl-KepUDllCan tendencies anu ^coSS?** 01 "'° i ^Z^f So,'^'o ^ Sel ^-PH- that his foliowers would Two Red Jets Bagged By U. S. Sabre Pilots Reynaud Gives Up Efforts To Form Cabinet French Crisis Grows Worse, Pleven Balks As Pinay Is Called PARIS—(/P)—Anloine Pinay, 60-year-old Conservative, said • today he wo'ultl see if he could form a new cabinet to Set France out of its political and financial jam, PARIS—(/P)—France groped for a solution to her deepening political crisis today following failure of Paul Reynaud to patch together a national union coalition cabinet. Efforts to form a new government to succeed Edgar Faure's administration appeared stalemated after another former premier, Rene Pleven, refused even to try to cope with the manifold divisions within the French National Assembly at this time. President -Vincent Auriol scheduled another series of talks with the nation's political elders amid reports he would call upon Antoine Pinay, outgoing transports minister, for the premiership. Pinay is a slightly right of center member of the Independent Republican Party. Pinay would be expected to form another government in the image of its predecessor's niiddle-road coalition. Whether this can be done now is highly doubtful. France's financial and ministerial crisis has stalled development of Western European defense and may mean that much of the west's defense planning will have to be reshaped. The muddle even has caused some, officials to think ser- ionusly about dropping the costly anti-Communist fight in Indochina. the French Socialist Party dashed Reynaud's hopes when it refused to join a government with followers of Charles de Gaulle—the French Peoples Rally (RPF). Socialist leaders accused de Gaulle ol "anti-Republican tendencies" and And a note from Gen. MacArthur j ammunition dumps were destroyed to a New Hampshire supporter may swing tilings even further toward Taft. An aide to MacArthur confirmed last night that the General wrote: "I suggest you support Taft." But there is interest, too, in the New Hampshire race between Truman and Kefauver. The Democratic party organization, called into act- near Kesat, about 18 miles southeast of Hanoi. Stassen To Enter Primary WASHINGTON—(7Pi—Harold E. enter themselves. With runaway .inflation staring the country in the face, some way must be found for France to meet her obligations for western defense which she assumed at Lisbon. Before Faure was forced to resign early Friday, the National Assembly overwhelmingly voted his record four billion dollar national defense budget, including items for the war in Indochina and France's share of NATO European defense. ion only last Saturday, opened a Stassen. candidate for the Repubh- vigorous campaign to make Truman j can presidential nomination, will look good. A Kefauver victory could! enter the Oregon presidential pn- hurt Truman if he decided to run j mary to be held May 16, his head- for re-election. He hasn't announced quarters announced today. i his plans yet. j Stasscn's name will be filed with j Parents lo Ask Fro be Taft winds up a three-day tour of i the Oregon secretary of state March; r _.i r| ^ Di^mUs-il Wisconsin today with a talk in Bur-! 10, and the former governor of 1» UUlCls, lington. Then lie heads for New Minnesota "will conduct an exten- Hampshire and a three-day cam-'sive tour of the state in behalf ol paign. Last night he met and shook his campaign.' hands with 200 factory workers and their wives in Milwaukee. Brando And Leigh Gain Top Awards In AP Film Poll the announcement said. Stassen already has entered state primaries. 11 Court Upholds Law WASHINGTON — i.-Pi — The Supreme Court today upheld by a 6 to 3 vote New York's anti-Communist ! teacher law. NEW YORK—i/Pi—A parents committee charced today that a •'medieval type of inquisition" led to the ousting of 90 West Point cadets last Summer, and said it is asking a Congressional investigation. The committee, headed by retired Col. Harrison G. Travis, ol Atlantic Highlands, N. J., said it ii petitioning Congress under the constitutional right, to demand "redress of grievances." Russia Could Wreck Korea Truce Parley Deadlock Caused By Soviet Demand For Gelling Neutral Role WASHINGTON—yP)—Russia apparently is so determined to gain a role in Korean peacemaking that it may wreck the truce talks in the attempt. Some highly-placed officials offered that explanation today for the present deadlock in the armistice talks at Panmunjom. They assume, as Washington has generally assumed from the first, that the Kremlin is masterminding the Communist strategy in Korea. The Reds' insistence that the Soviet Union be included in a proposed commission of "neutral" na- i tions to police the truce, if and when one is agreed upon, is thus regarded here as a move inspired and doggedly persisted in by the Soviet government itself. Not "Gesture" Stale and Defense department authorities do not believe the North Korean and Chinese Communists want their big friend on the commission merely because it might be a nice gesture. The first sign of a possible back- down from this position came during today's negotiations. When the Reds were told objections to Russia could not be removed, Chinese Col. Chang Chutjg San replied that the Allies had the right to -reject any nominee but should give logical reasons. United States officials said here, as United Nations negotiators have said in Korea, that they will never agree to accept Russia as a "neu- .1.^ The U.. S.. -has takcn-*the. stand that Russia told the North Koreans to start the war in the first place. Might Drop Idea What the U. S. would agree to and what may prove to be the way out—if there is one—vtould be to drop the idea of a neutral commission entirely and go back to the proposition originally suggested by the United Nations' side that the truce be supervised by a joint commission of belligerents. Russia and the United States would then be represented in equal position, provided Russia was willing to acknowledge a belligerent status. No Breakdown Seen Moscow's interest in "getting' into the act." as diplomats see it, stems (Continued on Page 2, Col. 8) Police Baffled In Huge Theft RENO—W)—Millionaire Laverne V. Redfield said today the burglars who carted off his safe with $2,500,000 pot currency "so hot they might as well light their cigarette with it." Most of the $300,000 in the safe was in big, old fashioned bills, including two $10.000 notes. The eccentric millionaire said they would be almost impossible to cash: and so would $2.000.000 In negotiable securities. The balance was in distinctive jewelry. Police appeared more concerned about the Friday robbery than did Redfield. He once battled a brick swinging footpad to protect. $2.500 hr'd just won gambling. ' The thug didn't get the $2.500 but sent Redfield to a hospital for two weeks Police were deluced with tips- fruitless so fnr. Officers were reported to have uncovered heel prints, palm prints and a miscellaneous assortment of clues at the Redfield home. Attorney Weds Decorator, Former Actress Nathaniel S. Ruvell, a Chicago attorney, sits with his bride, the former Mrs. Barbara McLean of Hollywood, an interior decorator and former actresses, following their marriage last aiight. Ruvell was suocl last week by Dr. Samuel Binder, a Highland Park, 111., dentist, who asked $100,000 'damages, charging alienation of affections of Dr. Binder's wife, Eleanor, 33. Truman Plans Under Fire In 1KB Shake-up Showdown. Expected On Capitol Hill As Senate Ballot Nears WASHINGTON — OP) — President Truman's plans to reorganize the scandal-plagued Internal Revenue Bureau faced a possible showdown on Capitol Hill today with the administration making a last-'minute effort to save it. Internal Revenue Commissioner Joseph B. Dunlap was scheduled to get a final word for the Truman plan before the reportedly hostile Senate Expenditures Committee takes a vote on a resolution aimed at killing it. Efforts by the administration and Congress to clean up corruption in government brought these other developments: 1. Administration Cleanup Boss Newbold Morris said he is not as subservient to the Justice Department as some believe. He said indictments on his findings will be handled by specially-named law- yer.ST-not the Justice Department— and he will make his reports to President Truman and not to Attorney General McGrath, who appointed him to his job. 2. Rep. Keating (R-NY) said public hearings in a House investigation of the Justice Department probably will start around April 1 with McGrath as the first witness. Keating said the House Judiciary Subcommittee looking into the department also to be investigated by Morris will hold other hearings in Boston and Providence, R. I., and possibly in San Francisco, Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago. Executive Expires ' FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — f/P) — Henry S. Dennison, 74, president of Queen Reported Expecting Baby LONDON -t- (IP) — Two London newspapers have hinted that Queen EtlzaUeUrHTnay be expecting her third child. By suggesting on inside pages that a royal birth may be the reason for putting off the coronation until the Summer of 1935 the Sunday Pictorial and Sunday Express went about as far as they could without shattering customary discretion in such matters. No one was so blunt as to say the queen was pregnant. jTwo Kentucky Miners Jailed In Blast, Fire HYDEN, Ky.—(#")—-Two coal miners were under arrest today after dynamite and fire had written the latest chapter in the turmoil attending a drive by the Unit/ed Mine Workers to organize Leslie and Clay- county miners. Sheriff George Woolen of Leslie County said Sollie Smallwood, 41, and Kelly Collins, 37, were arrested after a road leading to the Garrard Coal Co. mine was dynamited. No arrests have been made in connection with the fire which occurred at the Henson and Crawford Coal Co. Mine on Laurel Creek in Clay County. Wooten said the minevers had wanted him to dissolve Par- Premier Takes Purge Action; Parley Slated Egypt's Parliament Suspended, Largest University Closed Total Losses Rise To 200 In MIG Alley Allied Negotiators Accused Of Stalling And Lying By Reds SEOUL, Korea — <ff>) — Outnumbered American Sabre Jets shot down two Communist MIG-15 jets today and damaged five others as an estimated 250 Red fighters swept south of the Yalu. The Sabres tangled with the swift MlGs in four separate battles. The two Red jets the Air Force said were shot down boosted to 200 the number of MIGs destroyed by Fifth Air Force planes in Korea, a spokesman said. Some of the Communist jets streaked far south .of their usual haunts, almost to the battle line. Two MIGs attacked a pair of propeller driven F-51 Mustangs south of the North Korean capital Pyongyang, but both of the Mustangs hedge-hopped safely back to base, the Fifth Air Force said. Kills Come In Afternoon Both kills came in afternoon battles — one a ten-minute dogfight between 23 Sabres and 100 MIGs and the other a five-minute clash between 27 Sabres and more than 60 MIGs. It was the first time in two days the Red combat planes ventured across the winding Yalu River boundary from their sanctuary- in Manchuria. Along the scarred battlefront, Allied forces restricted action to patrol scouting. Sunday an Allied tank force muscled a two-prong squeeze on Chinese hill positions northeast and northwest of Chor- won, in Western Korea. The tankers reported 25 Communist bunkers wiped out and eight damaged. No tanks were reported lost. In the east, the Reds tossed in another 45 artillery and mortar shells carrying propaganda leaflets. CAIRO. Egypt—W)—Egypt's new! Prime Minister Ahmed Naguib Hil- \Commles Accuse UN ary Pa.sha announced suspension of Parliament for 30 flays and today headed into a reform regime dedicated to purging corruption from the government. He also began preparing for new talks with Britain on control of the Suez canal 7,one and the Sudan. Announcement of the parliamentary suspension, which his predecessor Aly Maher Pasha had refused to approve, was a first major action of the 60-year-old jurist and independent last night following swearing in of his cabinet. The new government also suspended indefinitely operating of Egypt's biggest school. Fuad University in Cairo, after students .began a sitdown strike protesting continued martial law and any agreements with the west. Late yesterday afternoon police cleared out the stu- deqts and closed the university grounds. Maher Pasha resigned unexpectedly Saturday. Some political lead- Of Lying And Stalling MUNSAN, Korea — (/P) — Communist truce negotiators antrrily accused the United Nations Com- tipple was destroyed. Tom J. Henson, owner of the lat- liacnent and call new elections. This was sought as a move against the ter mine, said his watchman had strongly nationalist Wafdist party. spotted a car at the scene shortly | which now dominates the legislative before the fire. He estimated the j group. Though it was still loo early to predict accurately the actions of the new government, western observers anticipated it would continue the policies of Ma.her Pasha, who was generally considered friendly to the ! west. loss at $20,000. Smallwood and Collins denied any connection with the blast. Volunteer Fireman, Injured In Crash, Dies BETHESDA, Md. — f/1 s Firm Provides Free Briggs. 35, driver of the Gaithers-,Rj f J cg ^ o Qiureh-goers burg-Washington - Grove Volunteer Dennison Manufacturing Co., died pire Department, died today of in- yesterday. HOLLYWOOD— Wi—"A Streetcar Named Desire" and three of its players are winners in an Associated Press nationwide poll of movie critics. Reviewers on member newspapers and radio stations picked the Trnnes.-ee Williams traaedy as the best film of They voted its >;ar>. Marlon Brando and Vivien Leich. top honors amonR starnnci actors ;tr.d act-'dircciins Karl Maiden, vlio playrd Miss Leigh's suitor in the powerful drama Lee hauled into a New York police station in "Detective Story," was first in the supporting-actress field. Skipper Spurns Drug Guided Crippled Ship Cancer K«|/oecl Merry-Go-Round Credited In Knocking Out Disease NEW YORK—i/T pliinc to case his pain, an injured skinpcr propped up in brd tod'.y the limpins course of his By ALTON I.. BLAKESLEE land associates of ^Massachusetts CINCINNATI — (/Pi — An X-ray i Institute of Technology. Cambridge, .,,erry-eo-round has knocked out!Mass.. in research supported by the Refusing rnor-'cear about 350 miles .southeast of cancprs j n dozens of apparently American Cancer Society. Patients York City. The Menriota, which was in con- National Cancer wet, with the freighter's officers, re-'told today. hopeless cancer patients, the second are chosen and treatment guided juries suffered in a collision Feb. 1. Briggs' neck was broken when a BUFFALO, N. Y.— (If}— The Niag- mand of lying and stalling But the Reds acknowledged th'at the U. N. had a legal right to reject Russia as a neutral inspector of an armistice. North Korean Col. Chang Chun, San conceded that the U. N. had the right to reject Russia, but insisted that the Allies give logical reasons. "We had a thoroughly unproductive and most unpleasant session," Rear Adm. R. E. Libby told newsmen after an acrimonious session of the Prisoner Exchange subcommittee. General Screams At one point North Korean Ma.1. Gen. Lee Sang Cho became so angry Libby interrupted to ask him to stop screaming. There was no indication whether the Communists were weakening in their insistence that Russia be named to a neutral supervisory commission or whether they were feeling out the Allied position. Col. Don Darrow. who heads staff officers discussing truce supervision, and Libby both said they felt the Reds were playing a wailing came, hoping the U. N. will capitulate. Darrow told Chang nothing Chang could say "would change the act that the Soviet Union was unacceptable" to the U. N. as a neutral nation to inspect behind the lines during a truce. Solution Scon Darrow suggested that the U. N. ara. Frontier Transit, Corp. said last proposal for two neutral nations on night it gave 27,000 free rides to leach side would solve the problem Gaithersburg fire truck collided wi:v- churchgoers yesterday, a passenger car. The truck, enroute j The company last year started a to a fire, overturned. In addition to j policy of giving free rides on Sun- Briggs, nirie other firemen were Ln- day mornings in Lent. Its buses jured. serve Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Canine Enjoys Riding In Dog Catcher Truck BUFFALO, N. Y- big friendly pooch, Conference was: by Dr. Hugh F. Hare, radiologist:'" blue micks of the La'ney Clinic in Boston. j The two-year-old part, collie-part ported by radio that-Capt. Thomas! Some have no signs of cancer txvo ' )—Rusty, a| Aronica has been giving Rusty! likes to ride i a ride every day and returning him home each time. But the pooch always kicks up a I immediately. Highly-placed Washington sources said there were indications Russia, is so determined to serve as a neutral inspector that it may wreck the truce talks. (Continued on Page 2, Col 3) Bnrglftr Swoons After Policemen Fire Three Shols Details of results in the first a? j shepherd even enjoys riding in !. won amonK siipportniR actors.!. i' 0(Mon frc; ghtcr, was 1 Lee Grant, the scared shoplifter,.,' lc ge[ , eral djrection of j port. The dain.icod Rachel Jnckson, a headed in DETROIT—I'/PI—Apparently Jakn , , , Covineton isn't cut out for the ,|i u », apparently reluctant to leave :burglarv trac|R j his new friend j Policc repon . cd yesterday they nine a fever bu, able to ca ,, anv of them cured. (beam were disclosed at the opening I SPCA Agent, Len Aronica "^l."^"'";.^ ""' t™"" tnat. ;SUrpriSCd Covin *" w a " ri » «™pan- .he ,hip from his bed. . The merry-go-round is a revolving of the conference. (Rusty want.s to ride to the pnunajCnMjng^nomer fc Om^^iru^^. ;ion whllc thc pa)r was r(Jbb , ng a storm-battered Liberty ship toward was ln considerable pain and run-: years later. But it's too soon to j months with the merry-go-round i dog-catcher's truck. SPCA Agent, Len HP suffered cuts and bruises oven chair. The patient sits in it while New York, mucti of his bociy and had a possible: a powerful two million volt X-ray So far, 286 patients have been i every day. ioftcn meat packing company. Officers the Coast Guard here said. I ankle fracture. The The Coast. Guard Cutter Mendota' placed in a splint. ankle OU i ill , iGU \Jfl l'*t;l I to lid» t- v-iV** ,^.— * ,; uu,j • ' rrir, t" V. t '11 /^^^..i-.^, v^vi 11 f v n tjr. \-iJllv,Ui.'» treated. The great majority had! A month ago Rusty was nabbed j There s some question^ what will; flred threc shoK and Covington was: beam is airned at his hidden cancer.! advanced cancer that couldn't be j for not having a muzzle. He wasjnappen t<, him ii he gc.s a nae on faintcd and didn - r come to for an Vs t.;-e patient spins slowly, the cut out or treated with usual X-ray bailed out. but soon landed in the "^ £;^_ t _ _ ^ ^^ jhour. He was taken to- Receiving PLE Official Die PITTSBURGH— .^ Smith. 52. ger-.Ts! fnr the Pitr?b:;r£h and Like Er:Railroad, d;rd yes;crc?y. was escorting the freighter as it There was no report, of injury to beam concentrates on the cancer. methods. Todav 157 have no signs of cancer. pound a.s a second offender, muwie again. i-ooewieo' under its owi power and any of the other 37 men aboard The spinning means less damaging U< reach- to "^ist if needed the Rachel Jackson X-rays 0:1 his skin and healthy and some have been clear for onej Rusty got his muzzle, but start- Tl-.e 'cantAir.' William R Thomas. 1 Thc Rachel Jackson, which left, tissues, and thus a bieger dose hit- to two years. But cancer isn't;ed chasing Aromca's blue was'injured mtcrdav when hich Norfolk, va.. late last week, was tine the career. ; considered cured until at least five every time it passed by. He would vra; ....p.a^cri' pan O f the flup's bour.d for Europe with a cargo of The merry-go-round method was j years have passed witn no recur- br';r:?e ' and damaged the Peering coai. .developed by Dr. John G. Trump rence. It belongs to a dry cleaning com-! HospUaI sufrerinfr from snock P anv - His pal. Isadore Jones, was Man- c . ~ ~ . ;stronger of nerve and hacX. He ran truck SSork Market Sluegish j ofr wjtn , ia - if , A f, z _ b .,.. ^] lCK rma ,_ NEW YORK— (.-TV- Mixed prices ly found him hiding ! n the rear of jump into the front seat, whcheverand ln.t'.c nrtivity was the course;the packing company. Both Coving- Aronica opened the door. • folio 1 followed by the stock market today, ton and Jones are Nc?roc-. I

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