Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on March 4, 1952 · Page 1
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The Weather Cloudy, imndy, colder tonight. Low 24-30. Cloudy, cold tomorrow. High, 34; low, 32; noon, 34. Rainfall—-.12 inch. River—3.58 jeet. Humidity—90 per cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXIIL—NO. 63 Associated Press Service — AP' Wirtphoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1952 International Hews Se/r/c« 22 Pages 5 CENTS It's 47 Floors To Oblivion Truman Gives Peace Plea Massive Quake Devastates Northern Japan Soviet Stand Sets Back Truce Parleys An unidentified Negro is shown perched on the ledge of the 47th floor of Cincinnati's Carew Tower this morning, after he todK his position at 8:30 a. m. and resisted all efforts of police and firemen to lure him back into the building. This dramatic picture was taken by Howard Newman, Cincinnati Times-Star photographer. UMT Showdown Seen In House Test Ballot WASHINGTON— (/f)-—There may be a sudden-death showdown test In the House today on Universal Military Training (UMT). Opponents of the politically-hot issue maneuvered warily for a parliamentary opening to get a vote on a motion to send the UMT Bill bacfc to the Armed Services Committee for "further study." If successful, that probably would kill the measure as far as the present House is concerned. Rep. Vinson (D-Ga) chairman of the committee and floor manager for the bill, predicted he could head off the recommittal maneuver. However, even the bill's supporters were not claiming sufficient strength to pass the measure in its present lorm. Their strategy is to open it to amendments which might pacify some opponents and win over some "doubtful" members. With a full week of debate ended, Rep. Short (R-Mo), leading the opposition, told newsmen the bill would be recommitted with "votes to spare." Amendments which the bill's supporters might accept in return for passage would put a time limit on the operation of UMT — perhaps three years—and prohibit operation of both Selective Service and UMT at the same time. As it now stands, the bill would require able-bodied males to take six months of military training when they reach 18 and to remain in reserve status for an additional T.i years. The draft and UMT could operate concurrently, but the presumption is there would be no large ecale induction in UMT until draft calls have tar T ed off. Workers Stage Short Strikes French Liner's Plunge Laid To Faulty Engines Theory Of Sea Gulls Causing Fatal Crash Near Nice Discarded NICE. France, IVP)—Officials concluded today that faulty flaps combined with a double engine failure caused yesterday's plane crash here which took the lives of 37 persons. They discarded a theory that the plane was downed by a flight of that for weeks. Allied Leader Asks Data On ROK Troops Libby Demands List Of 50,000 Soldiers Reported As Missing MTJNSAN, Korea — (/P) — Korean truce talks are "right back where they were Dec. 18," Bear Adm. R. E Libby said today after arguing with the Communists whether 50,000 missing Allied troops actually exist Libby demanded the Reds account for the missing men—South Korean soldiers the TJ.N. Command says the Reds incorporated in the North Korean army. They "do not exist," said North Korean Maj. Gen. Lee Sang Cho, He called it an Allied fabrication an "attempt $> block our progress by creating another hindrance." (The Reds concede some South Koreans are in the Communist army, but contend they are volunteers and that .many deserted the South Korean army.) 'Must Be Returned' "They do exist and have always existed," Libby snapped back. And they "must be returned to our side when prisoners of war are exchanged. At this point Libby said: "Apparently we are back where we were on Dec. 18." Negotiators exchanged lists of prisoners of war on that date. In another truce tent Red 'staff officers repeated their "firm and unshakeable" demand that Soviet Russia held supervise a truce. TJ.N. officers repeated their "irrevocable" stand that Soviet Russia was not acceptable. They have been deadlocked like seagulls. An investigation of the Air France airliner showed that the ailerons were not in a position to give a lift to the craft. With an experienced pilot at the controls, it was assumed that he had sought to put his flaps in such a position. Simultaneously, the two left wing engines had conked out, an examination of the propellors showed. Thus, the plane, flying only on Is two right wing engines, its lift unaided by outward flaps, was virtually doomed to crash. The only survivor is Miss Margaret Delpy of Paris, a dancer. She is in critical condition, with fears expressed that both her legs may have to be amputated. Among those killed was Joan NEW YORK — (/TV- Thousands of General Electric Co. and Wasting- house Electric Corp. workers walked Harriet Katzmarf, 21 - year - old Brooklyn-born dancer. The investigators said their preli- iminary investigation showed the off their jobs today m union- |two port , nes wwe stopped| and sponsored stoppages. The demon- ; tne otner t , VQ ven tumi ^ fe _ straUow at widely separated plants i duce(J speed at the Ume of the of the two companies lasted from ! crasn an hour to an hour and one-half, j ' _ , In some places picket, linos np- peared, but no disturbances were reported. Two rival electrical unions last week ordered the nation-wide mass rallies of some 195,000 workers to protest government failure to approve wage increases negotiated last Fisherman Daughters, Self GLOUCESTER, Mass.— (IP)— A retired fisherman killed two of his three daughters, critically wounded! Red Generals Well Behaved Communist generals negotiating the prisoner exchange "were very well behaved," Libby said, in contrast to their shouted accusations of Monday. But in a new charge Lee said if the U.N. Command holds any prisoners who don't want to be returned they have been intimidated at bayonet point. Lee was attacking the Allied stand that no prisoners be sent back unless they want to go, and the U.N. reclassification of 44,000 prisoners as civilian internees. United Nations FigJttcrs Hit Frontline Positions SEOUL, Korea—(/P)—United Nations fighter pilots bombed and machinegunned frontline positions today while the opposing ground armies sent out only light patrols. Marine Corsairs killed 20 Communists north of Kumhwa on the central front. Other U.N. fighter- bombers killed about 25 Reds in the Yonchon area on the western front. Both ruined towns are in sectors where ground fighting picked up briefly last weekend. Twenty-eight U. S. Sabre jets damaged one MIG-15 in a five(Continued on Page 10, Col. 3) year. Another purpose was to;a third, and then took his own life i|.(jf t-Will & mobilize support for new wage! last nipht with a pistol, police said, i • t> because he objected to bringing their mother from her native For tugal. increase demands. Leonora, 29, and i 164 Hnks Killed MANILA—(/P)—Defense headquarters today said Philippine army| his troops killed 164 Communist Hnks, i Maria, 21. captured 64 and wounded 74 last: Natalie, 20, was taken to a hospital where her condition was "very poor." ;? Beaten By Attlee month. Beecham Ends Tour LOS ANGELES— iff}— An arthritic condition has caused Sir Thomas Coolidge Widow 111 NORTHAMPTON. Mass. attack by Labor party's left-wingers againstrhis leadership on the issue Girl Flies Atlantic In Death Race Pvt.Richard Viner, 19, of West Campton, N. H., meets his English bride-to-be, Dora Gow, 20, on her arrival at Boston airport from London on last lap of trip to fulfill dying wish of Viner's mother. Wedding is planned Saturday, at home of his ailing mother. Wilson Urges Price And Pay Controls Kept Congress Told Curbs Needed To Hold Back Threat Of Inflation WASHINGTON— (IP) —Mobiliza- ilon Chief Charles E. Wilson today urged Congress to extend price and wage controls for two years. "We cannot hold back inflation unless we hold down prices,'"wilson i^ld the Senate Banking Commit- .ce, adding that "conversely, we cannot hold down prices unlesa we hold the wage line." Wilson told the senators there has been "some easing" of shortages in such materials as copper and aluminum, but he said it till too early to know for certain vhether this "easing" will continue. The mobilization boss was the Wckoff witness as the senate opcn- *d public hearings to decide whe- her to extend the Defense Produc- ion Act, which authorizes price and wage controls. The act expires at midnight June 0. if -Congress doesn't extend it iefore then, all price and wage con- rols would be ended. Wilson said "no present easing of a shortage here or there, no de- rease In some prices, should make us throw away the keys to our ecurity." Wilson endorsed President Truman's appeal to wipe out the Cape- lart Amendment — which permits manufacturers to pass their post- lorea cost increases on to the niblic—and the Herlong Amendment—which guarantees merchants heir margins over cast. Alexander To Resign* WASHINGTON—Wj—Undersecre- ary of the Army Archibald. S. Uexander announced yesterday he : resigning, effective April 15, and ill seek the Democratic nomination Rain, Snow Due Over Week-End BALTIMORE — (IP) — Five-day forecast: Pair and colder Wednesday arid Thursday except for snowj flurries in the mountains Wednesday. Warmer Friday through the week end with/ain or snow about Friday and again late Sunday. Temperatures for the period will average near normal for the season. Normal afternoon highs are 45 to 50 and normal early morning lows vary from the low 20's in the mountains to near 35 in southern and coastal counties. Kef auver Puts Name On State Primary List ANNAPOLIS—</?)—Senator Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn.) will compete with an "uninstructed delegation" in the May 5 primary for Maryland's 18 votes which might come in handy at the Democratic national convention next Summer. The name of the former chairman of the Senate Crime Investigating Committee Democratic was entered preferential in the primary just six hours before the midnight deadline last eight. Under terms of Maryland law. Democratic voters will have two choices In the preferential primary. They can force instructions upon delegates to vote for Kefauver at the state convention, or they can signify by their vote that the delegation is to go uninstrutced. -A contest between Kefauver and Senator Richard Russell, Georgia Democrat, was imminent yesterday, but late in the afternoon Russell said he had decided not to enter. The Maryland primary is the eighth in which Kefauver is entered. He is presently campaigning in New Hampshire for the primary there. Kefauver is also entered in preferential primaries in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Nebraska, Oregon and Tidal Waves Batter Isles After Quake 31 Reported Killed And Hundreds Hurt; Many Homes Razed TOKYO—W)—A terrifying earthquake and tidal waves killed at least 31 people in northern Japan today, injured hundreds and destroyed more than 2,500 homes. Railway trains were toppled over. Rail lines were reported swallowed by great fissures. A coal mine partially collapsed. Harbor facilities were badly damaged at Kushirq, a port city of 68,000 on_ the southeast coast of Hokkaido Island. Kushiro was ttie center of destruction. Most of the dead were in and near the town, on Japan's most! northerly island. Tidal -waves | knocked down warehouses. The quake touched off 11 fires. Nine Buried Alive Nine people were buried alive by a landslide. The quake was general north of Tokyo. Tokyo itself was not damaged. The U. S. First Cavalry Division is stationed on Hokkaido and the U. S. 24th Division is in northern Honshu. Tliey reported no Americans injured. Under orders of Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, the divisions turned their facilities to aid the stricken and thousands of homeless. The quake struck at 10:24 a. m. (8:24 p. m. Monday EST). Seismologists at American universities reported it was one of the most severe in the world in half a century. Worst In Two Years Columbia University said it was the worst since August 15, 1950, when a quake shook Assam, India. That was the biggest in 50 years. The Japanese quake was about the same intensity. Some points were hit fay as many as eight tidal waves. At other points the sea rose as much as five feet. Sketchy reports said most of the damage was done along the eastern coast of Hokkaido facing the epicenter of the quake. The U. S. Army reported 1.002 Beauty Arrested Peggy Ellsworth, 24, of Detroit, "Miss Michigan of 1947," has been arrested in New York on charges of cashing government checfcs stolen from mail boxes. She told police dope peddlers gave her narcotics in 1950 to induce her to cash checks. 'Silent Drive' By Tax Agency Nahs Dodgers ~ Slnng By Scandals, Bureau Staged Own. Campaign Last Year WASHINGTON — {/!') — Stung- by scandals within its own ranks, the Internal Revenue Bureau launched a silent but sweeping drive during the last six months of 1851 against tax dodgers. This became known today with the issuance of a report which showed: 1. 744 tax fraud cases were sent to the Justice Department for prose- cution'in the last half of 1951—almost three times as many as in the same period the previous year. 2. In 1950 for each 100 such new cases,-60 were dropped without full court prosecution. But last year, only 13 out of 100 were dropped. 3. Within the bureau itself, cases sent to the Penal Division for prosecution increased 26 per cent. The number dropped by the division houses were destroyed at Shiranuka, i w i t hout prosectuion declined 55 per 400 at Kiritappu, 400 at Hamanaka, ] cen (;. Other reports said 200 houses were demolished at Obihiro, 150 at Ura- kawa. The town of Nemuro reported 1,200 persons homeless. Residents fled coastal villages as soon as the quake struck. They knew the tidal waves were coming. Nineteen years ago yesterday another big earthquake and the tital waves it churned up killed 802 people in northern Japan. Moran Draws Prison Term NEW YORK — (IP) — James J. Moran, political crony of former Mayor William O'Dwyer, now ambassador to Mexico, was sentenced today to 12 »s to 28 years in prison as the master-mind of a $500,000- a-year shakedown racket. Moran,' former first deputy fire commissioner, was accused of lead- ng a ring of firemen who extorted fees from fuel oil equipment com- Bcocham, conductor of the Royal jMrs. Grace Coolidge, 73, widow of Philharmonic Orchestra of London, j former Pre.sirlent Calvin CoolidRC, is to cancel the remainder ot his j a patient in Dickinson Hospital here, American tour. !jt became known today. national defense policy, ctory, at a closed ses- 295 Laborite,s in the mmons, was reliably re- lave been by a voting round three to one. or u. S. Senator from New Jersey. Storm Batters Waco WACO, Tex. — Iff) — A violent thunderstorm caused an estimated 1 $100,000 in damages yesterday. i California. Actor Expires SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— (/P)— Alan Harkness. internationally known actor, died yesterday. panics seeking permits lations. He was charge tortion and conspiracy. Moran allegedly led 1 a three-year period dur er's City Hall administi 4. Outstanding warrants for collection of all types of delinquent taxes increased from 902,007 cases involving 543 million dollars at the end of 1950. to 995,841 cases involving 641 million dollars by the end of 1951.. This crackdown on tax evaders came during the height of last year's revenue scandals, when charges of laxity, corruption and inefficiency were making headlines. Officials said privately the scandal spotlight may have spurred action in some cases, but there were other big factors. They cited a special drive which has netted 50 million dollars in assesments against racketeers ,and use of "electronic brain" computing machines to free more personnel for enforcement work. Tax agents have rccommcded 254 cases for prosecution under the new law requiring gamblers to take out tax stamps. So far, 25 gamblers have been indicted for failing to comply. Violations have been uncovered in 33 states, the bureau said. Two Tankers Collide jln Chesapeake Bay Soviet, China People Urged To End Hate PresidentfDelivers Message From Deck Of Floating 'Voice' WASHINGTON~(/P)—In * dramatic peace broadcast, President Truman today appealed to the people of Russia and Red China to force their rulers to drop "their senseless policy of hate and terror." The President spoke from the flight deck of the Voice of America's powerful new floating transmitter, the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter "Courier" berthed at a city pier. He addressed his words especially to the people of China and Russia, reminding them how the United States came to their aid in World War II when they were invaded, by Nazi Germany and Japan. Cites U. S, Help "We helped them to save their countries," the. President said. "I want to say to these people today, as we said then: We are your friends. There are no differences between us that can not be settled if your rulers will turn from their senseless policy of hate and terror, and follow the principles of peace. "Today, the aggressive policies of your rulers are forcing us to arm to defend ourselves. But we can not find in our hearts any hate against you. "Your government, with its newspapers and radios, may try to make you believe that the United States is a hostile country, bent on war. But that is not true. I want yon to know that our highest aim is peace and friendship—and an end to the horrors of war." Heard Around World The State Department said Mr. Truman's voice was heard in Kurope, Latin America and the Far East. Relay stations at Tangier, Munich, Ceylon, Manila, Honolulu and facilities of the British Broadcasting Company beamed the message to listeners in all parts of the world via 37 transmitters. Mr. Truman described the 5,800- ton ship with its 80 crewmen and ten officers as a new "valiant fighter in the cause of freedom" which will "carry a precious cargo—and that cargo is truth," Designed to increase the reach and power of voice of American broadcasts, the ship's 150,000-watt medium wave transmitter Is described by the State Department as three times a.s powerful as the ]arg- esj; American commercial transmitter "and can be heard clearly a thousand miles away." Musician Keeps Playing Despite Theft Of 'Tools' CLEVELAND—(/P)—Burglars stola Romeo Fascione's saxophone and accordion yesterday, but he's still in business as a professional musi- They overlooked his three guitars, banjo, mandolin, clarinet and i/c- colo, and Fascione can play them all. Another musician here, Fred Keyerleber, 15. of Euclid, had different troubles. He insisted he was picking up police radio broadcasts on his lectric guitar. Sometimes he gets taxi drivers talking on radlo-tele- ahones, too. A radio engineer, Carl E. Smith, -old Fred to adjust his amplifier to tune them out. RENO— (/P)— L. V. Redfield, who says he is " a man of character but not a 'character'," still is unconcerned over the loss of an estimated $2,500,000 in cash, jewelry and negotiable securities. As police checked rumors and CINCINNATI—'.•?>—An answer Uv hormones as cortisone and sex hor- j listened to a multitude of theories one of the great purzlrs of cancer j mones . i as to how burglars carried Redfield'K •was advanced today by Dr. Howard When the two chemicals were'safe from his home Friday, the 54- Answer To One Cancer Puzzle Offered By Oregon Professor Robbery Victim Reveals No Regrets *• Tu. Richardson of the University of Oregon Medical School. The puzzle is why thines that can cause cancer often nre sorxl treatments for cancer. These thincs include X-rays and chemicals, like nitrogen mustard?, methane, or others, that brine; temporary improvement in some forms of rancor. Dr. Richardson hns found that usf of two canrrr-caiisins chemicals given at the same time prevent cancers in rats. The reason seems to b<? chafipps in the body's potent adrenal glands, the factories of sucSi given together, the mice that got no'year-old millionaire told reporters: cancers were found to have partinl- ly-dnmaged adrenal glands. The "Money can be replaced. "There are many things in life outer layers of their glands were i that are more important than chance or destroyed. These outer;money. I have good health: I have inyers nre believed to produce the j a good wife and, with apologies to potent hormones, and there seemed.; the song—I have her love to keep to be some hormonal influence on i me warm—who can ask for anything the lack of cancers. imore.' In humans, complete removal ofj Then he philosophized on thrift: adrenal giant!* is bringing at least! "I buy a bargain when I see one. temporary health to some persons;If I can save a nickel on an item, with otherwise hopeless, far-advanc- j I buy it in quantity, thus saving one, ed cancers of the breast and pros-j or two dollars. If I hadn't done; rate ers collided today in Chesapeake! Bay about seven miles northeast of JNotcd Dancer Stricken Smith Point, the Coast Guard re- HOUSTON, Tex.—(/P)—Alexander These arc Tulsa police photos of Gcraldine Harris, 23, and Rodney C. Un^er, 31, held wilh three other persons hy Butte, Mont., authorities for investigation in the $2,500,000 burglary of a Reno, Nev., millionaire's home. find I have paid income taxes on far more money than was taken the other day." The burglars didn't "break" Redfield. They overlooked another $1,000,000 in securities. Negro Veteran Called In Policemen's Trial JACKSON. Miss.—m—A 25-year- old Negro Korean veteran v ill take the stand todav to describe the ported. Smith Point is near the i Kotchetovsky, 63, once a famous mouth of the Potomac River and j ballet dancer, died of a heart attack about 50 miles north of Norfolk. i yesterday. . Reading Of Bible In Schools Upheld In High Court Ruling WASHINGTON—(/D—Bible reading in the public schools may con- vote, the tribunal upheld constitutionality of the statute which bars timie. the Supreme Court says, at, [ subversive persons from employ- least until someone comes along ment in the state's school system. with a showing of genuine injury. "Certainly," Justice Minton said By vote of 6-3, the high tribunal;in the majority opinion, "such limi- yesterday tossed out an attack onjtation-(in employment) is not one a New Jersey law which requires!the state may not make in the ex- rnanv nthpr many other tnrtiv inel o-ie I f n anvnnp in fv, 0 toda>-Just one to anyone in the «h«ad of the bill collector. torture he allegedly received at the' dailv Bible reading in the public jercise of its police power to protect hands of five Mississippi peace of-j sc !£ ols ° f ^ stat !' i the schools from P°H»«<>n. * nd The court said the two persons: thereby to defend its own exist- ncers m 1950. \vftto complained had demonstrated ;ence." The soldier, Murry (Sunshine)! no real harm in a legal sense. | In another 6-3 vote, the tribunal Gray, was flown back here from In another major decision, the : said a lower Federal Court in Wash- ; that all my life, I'd be just like 50 [ "I can say that T don't owe a cent people will check their files, they'll j the five officers. TT i o T*,U T 4 , v, * e Korean {ront as a Prosecution | court said New York State may gojinston properly refused to give a Uncle Sam. If the Internal Revenue jW jtnass In the civil rights trial of [ahead with enforcement of its anti- ruling on validity of the new fed!Communist teacher law. By a 6-3;eral gambling tax law.

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