The Times Record from Troy, New York on March 26, 1955 · Page 1
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THE WEATHER Tonight--Drizzle chan^ne t* mow flurries. IE«IES 1955-NO. 72 THE El *ltr»d i* Socoud C1*H UitUr »t ths Po*U Office «t Troy. N. Y., UtvUr Uu Act of Ifareb 3. 1878 JROY, N. Y., SATURDAY EVENING/MARCH 26, 1955 RECORD FINAL EomoN PRICE SIX CENTS Thousands^ Riot In Brussels Streets Russia To Work In Good Faith For Arms Doctor, Broiher Die Suddenly New York (AI) -- A physi eian collapsed last night whil treating his brother for a hear ailment at their Brooklyn home A few moments later anothe doctor pronounced both broth era dead of heart attacks. The victims were Dr. DahL E. Abu-Khair, 62, and his broth er, James, SO, a shipyard for man. They were born In Syria and came to this country mor than 30 years ago. Quare Times Wins Aintree Steeplechase Ainlree, England (AP)--Quar Times won the 100th Grand N tional Steeplechase today in th mud and rain at Aintree befor a large crowd Including th Queen and other members of th royal family. Hidden by P. Taaffe, the ! year-old jumper finished ahea of Tudor Line, with Carey's Co tage third in the field of 30 star ers in the world's toughes iteeplechase. Quare Times went off at 100-8 The start was delayed six min utes by fractious horses. Tudo Line was 10-1, and Carey'* Cot tage 20-1. The winner, owned by Mrs W. H. E. Welman, is trained b. Vincent O'Brien, the jovial Irish man, who was scoring an un preccdented Iriple in the grca betting race. He trained Early Hist, the 1953 winner and Roya Tan, who came home first a yea ago. Both were out of the money this. time. It rained in sheets, and the .Queen arrived draped in a long rain coat early in the afternoon The course was very heavy, am officials decided to eliminate thi water jump in front of the ·lands. This cut the number of jumps in the 4-mile, 586-yard race to 29. The winner carried 154 pounds roost of it his Irish jockey, Pat Taaffe. Quare Times, a bay gelding, is by Artist's Son out 01 Lavenco. The horse won by 12 · lengths, with Tudor Line leading Carey's Cottage by four lengths at the wire. Copp, the post time favorite at 7-1, fell the first time around the triangular course which must be traveled twice. The Royal Family had a chance to cheer in the early part of the race as Queen Mother Elizabeth's horse, M'as-Tu-Vu. ran with the leaders and challenged the pace-setting Sundew. Gigolo was fourth, Ontary fifth tnd Gentle Moya sixth. Quare Times won $25,085, Tudor Line, $3,040, and Carey's Cottage, $1,520. The year's first big Irish Hospital sweepstakes is based on the result. This is the race in which four of the 29 starters in 1954 were killed or injured so badly they had to be destroyed. Only nine finished that race, and there was such a public outcry against the rugged course that two jumps were modified. Coney- burrow, the 1954 favorite, fell at the water jump--eliminated today--and had to be destroyed. The time on the heavy course was a slow 10 minutes, 20 3-5 seconds, well below the record of 9:20 2-5, set by Golden Miller in 1934 and equalled in 1940 by Bogskar. Canadian Troops Slated To Leave Korea For Home Seoul (AP)--The Second Bat- talioni Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, and the Third Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, are scheduled to depart Korea for Canada on March 27 and 28, an Eighth Army spokesman said today. The two Canadian units recently received letters of appreciation from Lt. Gen. Claude B. Ferenbaugh, deputy Eighth Army commander, commending their service during their one year duty in Korea with the United Nations command. Ferenbaugh said "upon the eve of your departure for Canada, I wish to express my appreciation for the important contributions the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada has made to the U.N. effort in Korea." The U.S. General also said "during the last year the Third Field Ambulance has served with distinction in Korea. The competent medical support you have, given the Commonwealth Division was invaluable in furthering tht U.N. cause." Soviet 'Leaks' On Five-Power Talks Blasted London (AP) -- Britain calle on Soviet Russia today to wor in good faith for a disarmamen accord that would bring to th world "a release from the horro of mass deslruclion and a rea freedom from fear." Minister of Stale Anlhony Nut ting made the appeal at a new conference he said was called "t correct the untruths and distor lions" leaked by the Russian: '.torn the secret five-power dis irmament talks. His statemcn 'ol!owed similar ones last nigh representative^ of the Untied Stales and France. Asked if there was hope of an eventual agreement, Nulling re lied "if we all work in good ailh and above .ill in private 1 iclieve we can al any rate narrow points of difference." But he varned thai further Russian enks would "make it very difficult to see how any progress can )e achieved." Reject Western Proposal. The Soviets have turned down western proposal to cut the U.S., Russian and Red Chinese rmed forces to between one and ne and one-half million each, ·estern informants tay. This was one of the points nade last night by U.S. and rench delegates who outlined iclr versions of the month-long alks. They pledged to continue ic negotiations U "cast aside the orrible threat of H-bomb war- are." The western vlewi were prc- ented after London, Paris and Vashington accused Soviet Depty Foreign Minister Andree A. romyko of violating conference ecrecy rule* by leaking to the oviet newa agency Tas* a plan relented by him at the talks. The three western poweri also larged that Gromyko'* Tass in- ervlew misrepresented their potion and attempted to give the mpression that only Russia was ying to reach a disarmament gieement. The Russian turndown of the estern-proposed cut in armed jrces was reported by Jules cch, chief French delegate. Uner Ihe plan, French forces would e trimmed to 650,000 men. In interview, Moch said the So- ets countered by suggesting a ne-third reduction all around, an oa Russia has presented many mes before. Soviet Plan "Fraudulent." Moch described it as "unaccept- lie." U.S. Ambassador James J. 'adsworth, chief American dele- lie, said in a statement that ich a cut "would merely perpe- ale the present Soviet superior- 1 in mass armies." "The U.S.S.R. will not eay hat the figure would be for eir forces when they began ne-third cut and what they will e afterwards," Wadsworth said This is a deceptively simple ut wholly fraudulent formula, is merely a 'pig in the poke' ·oposition." Describing the Gromyko inter- ew as "dishonest," Wadsworth ;clared: "Mr. Gromyko gives the 1m- ession that it is only the Soet Union which has put for- ard proposals in this conferee. "The facts: The western deletions jointly introduced a de- iled program for carrying out parts of a disarmament pro- am. These proposals, describe w we can actually prohibit th the use and manufacture of iclear weapons, reduce armed rces and conventional weap- s, and.set up the kind of con- ol machinery which would see it that a disarmament program ould be honored in fact and it in fancy." Tass Account. Gromyko's interviev was pub- lied yesterday by Tass shortly ter the Soviet diplomat left re for an official visit to Stock- 1m. His place at the conferee was taken by Jacob Malik, issian ambassador to London; In the Tass account, Gromyko cused the West of wanting "to rsue the armaments race" and blocking agreement on the rapping of nuclear weapons. e also detailed a Russian plan r a step-by-step reduction of nventional weapons, leading to cntual abolition of nuclear ms. ICHI "REPEATER" Tokyo (AP)^Police found Cambridge Wins flace On Thames London (AP) -- Cambridge University with two Americans in its crew, won the 101st boat race over Oxford today. Underdog Cambridge 1 e d from start to finish aver the four miles, 400 yards River Thames course from Putney to M o r 1 1 a k e tnd finished 16 lengths ahead of a tired Oxford crew. Cambridge's official time wai 19:10. The record is 17:50.0 ·et by Cambridge In 1948. Oxford was · 1-3 favorite to win the race. Phil duBois and Bob Monks, former Harvard ithletei, rowed In the winning shell. The victory wai the 55th for Cambridge in the 101 races dating back to 1M9. Oxford has won 45 races with one end- inn; In a tie. Postal Pay Boost Before House Again Washington (AP)--Sen, Carlon (R-Kan) said today he still s confident federal employes will ct tlie 7.6 per cent pay raise 'resident Eisenhower favors in- tead of the 10 per cent voted y the Senate. lie conceded, however, that it nay require a presidential veto o get the lower figure. The pay raise battle shifts to he House after the Senate's pas- age yesterday of bills to raise 10 pay of one million classified ivil service workers and 500,000 ostal employes. But there a considerable delay ppeared in prospccl. II seemed uonlhs might elapse before the mployes actually get the pay in- reasc, especially if Eisenhower etoes the first bill sent to him. Chairman Murray (D-Tenn) of le House Post Office and Civil Service Committee told a report- r he had no plans to revive the ay question there for the pres nt. Easter Recess Due. New Session Threat Fails To Move GOP By KICHARl) P. HUNT Albany (AP) -- Republican leaders today shrugged off Gov. Harriman's Ihrcat to convene a special session of Ihe Legislature lo plug for his program. Publicly, the chiefs of the GOP majorities in the Legislature made no comment on Ihe possi- Dility of a special session after :hc regular 1955 *csslon is adjourned. Privately, highly placed Republicans said the lawmakers still would try to wind up their business «nd adjourn by April 5. One said the GOP majorities would go ahead with their plans regardless of Harriman's objections. Harriman said j'eslerdaj', in referring to the Legislature: "We're going to keep them there unlil we get the legislation done and the things thai counl for Ihe people of this slate." Charles Van Dcvander, the governor's press secretary, iaid, "the governor obviously was referring to his power to cull tho Legislature back into special session." Walter J. Mahoncy, majority leader of the Senate, had pointed out that Harrimsn had no power to keep the Legislature in session. However, Jlarriman con convene a special session. The governor had criticized the GOP majorities for failure to enact measures he has sought on rent control, benefits for the unemployed, and low-rent housing. He noted' that the state CIO had dubbed the current session a "do-nothing Legislature." Assembly Speaker Oswald D. Heck relorled: "The transparent attempt of the Harriman-CIO - combination to attach a fictitiou* 'ahel to thi Republican legislitur. will influence no one who kn»ws or Is interested In finding out the truth." Heck claimed the GOP had taken steps to "humanize" the stale income tax law, advance; a The House rejected by almost 3-1 margin Monday Murray'* fort to call up the 7.6 per cent 11 for postal workers on a take-or-leave-it basis. The House is to take an Easier ecess after next week. So no urther moves in the pay fight ppeared possible before at least id-April. The Senate, in passing the 10 per cent bills, ignored an explicit warning from Republican leaders that President Eisenhower would veto such an increase. The cost of a 10 per cent raise would be about 220 million dollars annually for the poslal em- ployes, 500 million for the civil service workers. The key test in the Senate came on a move by Carlson to substitute, the 7.6 per cer.t postal pay bill'for the 10 per cent boost. Postal Bill Passed. This was rejected 52-41, and the postal bill then was passed 72-21. although some Republicans voting for it said they would not vote to override a veto. The postal. employe unions, long considered one of the most potent lobbying forces on Capitol Hill, went all out for the bigger increase. They also objected strongly to a job reclassification pian included in the administration bill, but not in the 10 per cent measure, Once ,the postal bill .was put through, the same raise for classified Civil Service employes was approved quickly on voice vote. The bill was made to apply as well to congressional, judicial and other federal employes outside the civil service program'. The Senate voted also to raise from $57, 584,000 a year the maximum allowance to Congress members for hiring office workers. 1.OUVA1N, BELGIUM-- Demonstrating students, their posters rending "The Country Snys Not " a r e s h o n , are shown above In a protest slagcd against the proposed cuts In parochial school aid Thi. dcmonstrallon, yesterday, was a prelude lo to-day 1 * "March on Brussels" which touched off wild noting in the street* of the capital. (United Press Facsimile Photo). Bulganin Says Russia Favors Power Talks Moscow (UP)--Soviet Premie Nikolai Bulganin said today tl Soviet government approves suggestion of a big power co ichi Kitagawa yesterday peep! through » window at actress iko Tsushima. Kitagawa was eased recently from prison. s crime: Peeping in Miss Tsuma's window. 750-million-dollar highway program, protccl union welfare funds from abuse and legalize bingo. The speaker and the governor, however, apparently agreed on another question. Heck yesterday told a reporter that he personally would support Harriman's call for a one- year delay in starling compulsory automobile safety inspections. Although Heck emphasized that he was not speaking for the Republican majorities, his opinion was held certa'in to weigh heavily in deciding GOP policy. Harriman has called for putting off mandatory semi-annual inspections for a year beyond the scheduled starting date, May 1 He said the program needed further study. Former New York Congressman Dies New York (AP)--Thomas F. Burchill, 73, former Democratic congressman from New York who served in the New York State Assembly for 20 years, died early .oday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Far Rockaway, Queens. Burchill was a member ol the 78th Congress, being electee in 1942 from the old 15th Congressional district in Manhattan. He was elected to the State Assem- ily in 1919, and was a state senator from 1924 to 1938. DeFOREST IMPROVES Los Angeles (AP)--Friends of Dr. Lee DeForest said today the noted invcnlor is recuperating Brazil May Burn Coffee New York (AP) -- A Brazilian coffee exporter »ay» hi* country may burn six to *even million bags of coffee this year to keep the price up. Abrahao Jabour said last night the 1954-55 crop in Brazil would produce a surplus of that many bags, each weighing 132 pounds. Brazil grows the bulk of the world's coffee. He said the surplus will be withdrawn from the market--and may be burned--when the 195556 crop starts next July. The 1954-55 crop, he said at a news conference, is expected to produce 15 million bags and the following year there may bt 16 or 17 million. He said · decrease in the Brazil price of coffee, now around 50 to 54 cents a pound, could ruin many producers. A year ago coffee prices reached an all-time high in the United Stales, where the best brands sold for $1.30 a pound or more. The price in Brazil at the time was about 93 cents a pound. Brazilian officials r e p o r t e d these high prices were caused by frost damage to the 1053 crop. The present .price of coffee permits chain stores here to sell it for less than 80 cents a pound, although some premium brands still cost more than a dollar. If Brazil destroys part of its suffered two weeks ago. He las left St.. John's Hospital in SrnU Monica and plans to re- urn to his laboratory next week. ference. In a reply to a Tass correspon ent's question, Bulganin «aid th Soviet government take* a "no* live attiludc" toward the idea. The Soviet premier's stalcmen did nol specify whether he en vJsioned three, four or mor powers at the conference. A press conference was callee at the Soviet foreign ministry t reveal the text of Bulganin's re ply to an unidentified Tass cor respondent's question. The cor respondent asked the atlitude o the Soviet government toward President Eisenhower's March 23 press conference statement on a possible big power conference. Buganin's reply said: "The Soviet government, as i has done previously, takes a posi live attitude toward the idea of a big power conference as ex pressed by the President of th United States, if such a confer ence could contribute to decreas ing tension in international rela li^ns." Buganin added: "In this connection, it migh first be pointed out that the Soviet Union has already propose calling in the near future a four power conference at which the question of an Austrian peace treaty could be settled." Those two paragraphs constituted the complete text of Bul- ganin's statement. ·apidly from pneumonia, which coffee crop this year in order to maintain the price, it will not be for the first time. Between 1932 and 1940, 80 million bags were burned. Graham Will Talk On BBC London (UP) -- A m e r i c a n Evangelist Billy Graham will make a daily talk over the British Broadcasting Corp. next week on a five-minute program called "Lift Up Your Hearts," the BBt announced today.' The BBC usually demands live" broadcasts but decided Graham could record · his message because of the "tremendous demands on Mr. Graham" during his Glasgow "Tell Scotland" campaign that has won 1,825 converts. The fifth meeting of his crusade opened in packed Kelvin Hall in Glasgow last night with no sign of the North Carolina clergyman. For 15 minutes the crowd of 14,000 wondered .what had happened. Gospel singer George Beverly Shea held the fort until Graham returned to the platform. Graham had left the main auditorium to visit an overflow room where 3,500 persons were watching the services on a closed circuit television. He returned to the main hall and began his service. A total of 377 made "decisions for Christ" at the meeting. FOUR KILLED IN TUNNEL Cagliari, Sardinia (AP)--A tunnel being bored through a mountain north of here to alter the course of the Flumendosa River caved in today and killed foul- workmen. Believe Chinese Reds May Attack Matsu Next Month Hundt Urges Battle Posts ForRedGI's Washington (UP)--Sen. Ka E .Mundt (R-SD), suggested t ilay that the Army require enlis cd men who arc Communisij serve in battle posts is dangc ous as those assigned to patriot Mundl's suggestion followe he Senate investigating subcom mitlcc's windup of a new inquiry nto the case of former Maj. Ir ng Peress, an Army dentist wh vas promoted and honorably dis charged even though he had n used to say whether he was lommunist. Peress was not permitted t crvc overseas during his tour o duly. Mundt said the hearing bowed "red tape" and adminis rative mixups were responsibl or the Army's admitted mis .andling of Ihe Peress case. H loled lhat the Army has since in tiluted new security regulation speed up the booting-out o ccurity risks detected among ol cers and suggested the subcom mitlee be kept informed of thi ew system's operation. But.enlisted men pose anotiie: roblem, Mundt said, bccausi Defense Department feel Communists who turn up in the raft ought not be allowed to cs ape their obligation to serve in he armed forces. He suggested that a board o: attle^viso officers be formed to onsider battle jobs for known eds in the ranks that would be either loo favored or too hazar ous. "There must be duties in the attle area where there are no reatcr or lesser hardships than he patriolic soldier must exper tnce," he- said. Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R- Pis), meanwhile, drew a differ- nt conclusion about the Army's indling of Peress. He said the earings showed Army Secretary obert T. Stevens, his old foe demonstrated complete incom- etence, in that he will do noth g until the subcomittee calls m in." "I think there are other jobs to which he'd fit better--nol eccssarily in government," Mearthy said. McCarthy · said the hearings rought out "abysmal incompe' ncc and worse" in the Army. Chairman John L. McClcllan id the hearings showed there e still some things Ihe Army lould do lo correct inadcqua cs shown by the Pcress case. "The most dislrubing Ihing as the aparenl inefficiency of e Inspeclor General's office" iich invesligalcd the case after cress was honorably dis- largcd, he said. ERMAN DUKE DIES Frankfurt, Germany (AP) -- uke Ernst II, last ruler of the srman principality of Saxony Itenburg, died' Tuesday of influ- nza in his Soviet zone castle, 'esl German newspapers report- I today.' Washington (UP)--High ml: tnry sources said today the Re Chinese might launch an »Ha on Matsu Island with the comin 01 suitable spring weather «bo mid-April. An attack on Quemoy «ou come a month or more later, won said, Military offfd«U ipeculafed attack on Matsu would come fir because of the north-south pa loin the Communists have fo owed In taking over other of shore islands .'ormorly held the Chinese Nationalists. The, Communists first *cize Yikiang, forcing the Nationalis ator lo evacuate the Tachcn I ands to the south and then Man chi Island. Matsu, whicfc lies o he big mainland port of Foo chow, is considered the ncxl sic] uing stone before Quemoy, whic ies off th« Porl of Amoy and i directly opposite Formosa. What this country would do I ivent of an attack on the two ofl hore islands never has bee. pellcd out. Defense Secrctar Charles E. Wilson has said I t , I U.S. policy to keep the Red Ch lese guessing. Secretary of Slate John .Foste Julles has declared the Unitee talcs would retaliate against tb Communists, including strikes a he Red Chinese mainland, if the ff-shore islands were hil as par f a clear prcl;ide lo an attack on 'ormosa itself. The possibil.'ty of a spring al aclc on Matsu may be discussed y Ihe President next week when e confers on foreign policy with Jemocralic and Republican con ressional leaders at the White louse. Both Dulles and the Prcsiden aye indicated that if this coun ry strikes back in the Formosa rea, it will hit the Red Chinese :a;nlsnd with smell, accurately imed atomic weapons which ould destroy only military lar els and nol wipe out cities. Ian To Enroll Million Men For ible Reading Chicago (AP)--Laymen of the ational Council of Churches to ay announced plans to enroll a illion men in a program o! ally bible reading. J. Clinlon Hawkins of St. )uis, chairman of the United hurchmcn, laymen's group oi e NCC, said the plan calls for en of all denominations to read daily selection.from the bible. "The secret of America's true eatncss and amazing progress n be traced lo Ihe great men faith and courage who have :cn transformed and energizeci i Ihe power of its (the Bible's) essage," Hawkins said. . anker Aruba asses Ceylon Colombo, Ceylon (UP)--_The nnish tanker Aruba by-passed ilombo and is now about 250 iles west of Ceylon on its way ck to the Red Romanian port here it loaded 13,000 tons of jet e! for Communist China, it was sorted today. The Aruba turned back when ew members rebelled against nning the Nationalist Chinese ockade oi China. Hundreds Hurl As Police Battle Mobs Brussels, Belgium (UP)--Teni of thousands of Catholic! protesting a cut in parochial school aid defied a government anti-demonstration decree today and locked In violent street battles with police. They marched on Brussels In bold defiance of the ban on assembly, and 10,000 city and federal police used every weapon but Kuntirc to defend the capi tol. Hundreds were injured, including » Catholic former premier. At mldaftcrnoon, Iho government announced that 1,900 hnd been arrested. Yel, Iho buttle still raged in this city's ancient tree- lined streets and squares. From all sides, tho Catholto marchers punched through roadblock* to reach the inner city. Police strategy wns to bottle up the demonstrators before they could reach the cnpltol building Itself. In dozens of attacks and pollen counter-attacks--Including caval ry charges--the riot was played out. Police Use Tear Gai, Police fnughl with clubs, tear ens, fire hoses and dull-edged snbrcs. T h e y staged cavalry charges. They drove armored trucks into (he milling maw »f fervent demonstrators. Overhead, planes were used to rnrilo the rioters' litest moves to [xillce generals cm the ground ao hoy could adjust their strategy,' Not since the rioting that dethroned King Leopold III five years ago had such disorder raged through the streets o( Belguim's "Little Paris.' ' Object of tho demonstration* was the Socialist government's new education bill which would trim $10,000,000 from the annual state subsidy of $70,000,000 to the Roman Catholic parochial ichool*. Supporter* of the Social Christian (Catholic) Parly marched icre from throughout Belgium to protest Marcher* Ignore Baa. The government banned outdoor demonstrations and mustered 10,000 city and federal police. But itill the marchers' :ame. Th* Catholic leaders urged their militant followers to remain peaceful. They were ignored. The rioters fought with their isls. with clubs and with paving locks which they ripped up rom Brussels' cobbled streets. Thousands of demonstrators poured out of cafes and showered he mounted police with explod- ng firecrackers. Bell-clanging m b u ! a n moved in and out of the mobs o pick up the injured. Hospi- als overflowed. Through it all, the government-controlled radio network iroadcast bulletins saying that the situation in Brussels remains calm. i Police strategy appeared to 'ork. The boiling crowd was (Continued On Page 10.) 0 Escaped Bulls 'urn City Streets nto Rodeo Arena Phoenix, Ariz. (UP) -- Harried uthorilies today rounded up the ast 6f som 30 snorting Brahma ulls that broke out of a railroad en and turned city streets into a odeo arena last night. Several persons were injured, ne seriously, two vehicles were amaged, and fences, lawns, irubs and gardens were torn up efore police corralled the beasts. Three of the bulls were shot death by officers. Police witchboards were flooded with mplaints from angry citizens lased from the streets by the xcited bulls. Frances Rhodes, 15, an Indian rl, suffered serious head in- iries and was under Irealment Phoenix Indian Hospital, ames Legg, 72, of Phoenix, »uf- red minor' injuries when he ipped over a fence to avoid a urging bull. · The Index Business News Church Directory Classified ohoes omicj rossword Puzzle icath Notices lorothy Dix Iditorials ibituary ladio-Telcvi.Mon ociely ports heaters 4 2, S 15, 18, 17 9, 10 ' 13 ·5 T 11 6 14 IS 11 11, IS 10

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