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Seric* 1956--No. 77 THE TROY RECORD WEATHER --Con»ld*rab!ft aunxWur, high 40-48. Colder tonight, eonllnuM fair tomorrow. TROY, N. Y., FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 30, 1956. EASTER IN THE SKY-Huge crosses, 150 feet high, are formed by lighted windows in three of £!*, f, CltyS skyscra P ers - The y featu re an Eastc- display in Manhattan's financial district The buildings are, left to right, Cities Service Co., City Bank-Farmers Trust Co. and Forty Wall Street Corp. (United Press Telephoto) Heavy Rains Greet Pilgrims In Jerusalem For Services By WILTON WYNN Jerusalem, Jordan Sector (AP)-Heavy rains greeted tourists and pilgrims arriving in Jerusalem yesterday for religious services commemorating Christ's death and resurrection. Forecasters predicted clearing skies for Good Friday, but if the rains continue, outdoor services in the old walled city will be curtailed*^ Today thousands of tourists and pilgrims expect to follow the massive procession of the "Way of the Cross" which winds through the old city frohi the place of Christ's .trial to His burial site. The Way of the Cross is the real climax of the Eastern observance which began on Palm Sunday with a procession from biblical Bethpage through St. Stephy en's Gate in memory of Christ's triumphal 'entry into Jerusalem the week before'' His death. Yesterday, Latin patriarch Alberto Gori--acting as Christ's earthly representative--knelt to ·wash the feet of 12 men representing Jesus' disciples in a service at the entrance to the Holy Sepulcher. The crowd attending the service was locked inside 'the historic Church of the Holy Sepulcher for three hours during the ceremony of washing of feet and the tenebrae (shadow) service in which candles before the sepulcher were extinguished. Last evening hundreds, gather- fid in the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethseniane for an hour of silence commemorating Christ's agony in the garden. The Way of the Cross today reenacts scenes of- Christ's 'Crucifixion. Tonight a symbolical service involving the .burial of a statue of Christ in the-Holy Sepulcher will be held. Tomorrow morning the Resurrection will be rememb'ered when the patriarch blesses the holy fire, symbol of the Resurrection of Christ and the spread of the gospel around the world. The Easter season has been marked by greater movement across the line between Israel and Arab Jordan than usual. Normally Jordan permits tourists to cross from Israel on condtion they do . not return. By special order, however, tourists are permitted to make two- way crossings during the Easter season provided they remain a minimum four days on the Arab side. Christian Arabs living in Israel are not allowed to cross over during Easter, however, although this was permitted at Christmas. - Rite71eld~ At St. Peter's Vatican City (AP)--Imitating Christ's humble act at the Last Supper, a representative of Pope Pius'XII knelt this Holy Thursday to. wash the feet of 12 student priests. The evening ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica was part of the commemoration of Christ's institution of the Holy Eucharist prior to his betrayal by Judas' kiss and his death on the cross. The ceremony followed the new Holy Week procedure decreed by the Vatican for Roman Catholic churches throughout the world. Some 15,000 persons watched as Bishop Peter Canisius Van Lierde, the Pope's vicar for Vatican City, knelt before each young priest An assistant poured water on their feet from a small silver vase. Outlining the significance of the procedure, the Bishop said the church wished to live Christ's Passion once more, hour by hour. Tries Birthday Drink Gloversville (AP) -- Charles Flint Jr. was two years old yesterday. He "celebrated" by d-inking part of a bottle of furniture polish he found at home and ended up in a hospital where his condition was reported satisfactory. Afternoon Masses Bring; Bk Crowds O To Troy Churches The Roman Catholic Church's significant changes in its schedule for Holy Week made their presence felt yesterday with an impact that left even the clergy amazed. Everywhere in the U. S. Upset By Action Of Iceland By WARREN ROGERS JR, Washington (AP) -- American officials are frankly worried about the Iceland Parliament's demand for withdrawal of U. S. forces from that vital Atlantic defense position. A copy of the resolution adopted Wednesday was placed under May Back Down Reykjavik, Iceland (AP) -A resolution by Parliament calling for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iceland may not be pushed any further, informed quarters said yesterday. Further action is considered likely only if the Communists and the National Defense parties gain strength in the general elections set for June 24. These two teamed with other minority parties in jamming through Wednesday night the resolution over the opposition of the conservative government of Premier Olafur Throsh. careful study at the State Department yesterday. Department press officer Lincoln White told reporters: "Pending the time we can get 'more information on this and study its 'nature, substance, and circumstances of the resolution, 'we have no^comment." News dispatches said the resolution was a call for American forces to leave. White said brief (Continued on Page 38) U. S. UPSET Troy Area, the response of the faithful was the same: Crowds that could not be accommodated. The sweeping changes in the Holy Week program structure were ushered in yesterday--Holy Thursday--when Catholic churches in the Diocese of Albany celebrated ( Masses in the afternoon. Solemn Mass was celebrated at 5:30 p.m. in churches throughout the diocese. In some of the parishes Low Mass at 7:30 p.m. also was celebrated. In every instance, it was learn- ·ed, the faithful took advantage of the opportunity to attend Mass in the early evening. Priests in Troy Area parishes last night, when asked about the attendance, replied: "Overflow crowd." "Tremendous." "Like Midnight Mass on Christmas." "Church was filled long before 5:30." And even more gratifying, several priests said, was the large numbers of the faithful who received Holy Communion. Surprisingly Large. So crowded was St. Anthony's Church, it was reported, that an additional priest had to assist by distributing Communion in the downstairs chapel. St. Ambrose's Church in Latham, .one of .those to offer Masses at both 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., reported that attendance at the latter Mass was surprisingly large. In past years, Catholics in the Troy Area observed Holy Thursday by making visitations to churches, and that laudable practice saw thousands of men, women and children making brief stops at one, two and even three edifices to offer prayers. But yesterday's reply of the communicants to the Catholic Church's new policies far surpassed the participation of the faithful on Holy Thursdays of the past. This remarkably increased church attendance is in keeping with one of the reasons for the changes in the Holy Week calen- (Continued on Page 17) AFTERNOON Oil Tanker Blast Causes Near Panic In Texas City Bay town, Tex (AP) -- An oil tanker' blew up last night on the industry-loaded Houston ship channel and an Humble Oil and Refining Co. spokesman said "three or four" persons required hospitalization. · The explosion caused near- panic in this explosion-potent oil and chemical city--only 20 miles from Texas City, where a ship explosion took at least 510 lives in 1947. The blast blew a side out of the Esso Patterson, the tanker. Orange-colored flames and dense smoke shot 300 to 400 feet into the air for about 15 minutes. Humble spokesmen said at 8:50 p.m. CST, that the fire was out. The blast occurred at 7:45 p.m. CST. The tanker had a crew of 42 but most were on shore Jeave while the ship took on gasoline and kerosene from the huge Humble Refinery--one of the world's largest. The ship arrived from its home port of Charleston, S. C., at 4 p.m. and was to have departed at 6 a.m. for Philadelphia. Identified injured were: Chief Mate Howard McCarthy, 31, Lowell, Mass., compound fracture of left leg, suffered when he jumped 30 feet from the main deck to the Humble dock. His condition was serious Seaman Jack I. Motro, 48, Brooklyn, N. Y., admitted to a hospital for observation for possible internal injuries. A super-tanker, the 20,000-ton Esso Florence, had pulled in immediately behind the Esso Patterson, but moved away to safety. All entrances to the huge refinery were shut off and no ono was permitted to enter. Humble refused to estimate the damage. Under tUt Act of March 3. U79 PRICE SIX CENTS Eisenhower, Dulles Hold Parley Price Supports Delay Farm Bill Washington ( A P ) -- A Senate-House compromise group lasl night abandoned efforts to reach an agreement on the election- year farm bill until next week at the earliest. Sen. Ellender (D-La), after another lengthy night session, said that tentative agreements had been reached in the omnibus bill on programs for cotton, wheat, rice and dniry products. But Ellender, chairman OL the 10-mcmber Senate-House compromise committee, said final details on price supports and proposed soil bank payments for corn and feed grains probably could not be reached, "until a week from Friday night." Most other members of Congress have departed for a 10-day ~ tster recess and vacation that will end April 9. Ellender said the group agreed last night to lift the minimum era - t h e price support level for m i l k . a n d °* dairy products to 80 per cent of parity. Previously the range was from 75 to 90 per cent of parity, a level computed to be fair in * sts '" was branded a mistake terms of farm costs. Compromise Wheat Plan. The conferees earlier had approved a compromise plan for the 950 million bushel wheat crop: It would give wheat growers a choice between government price supports at 90 per cent of parity, the House proposal, and an untried "domestic parity" program approved by the Senate. Ellender said the group also agreed to drop a Senate-approved provision that would have based price supports for milk used in manufactured products, such as butter and cheese, on a favorable 30-month period of July 1946-December 1948. Instead, Ellender said the conferees recommended a 10-cent boost for one year in the present $3.15 support price for 100 pounds of manufactured milk. He said the dollar-and-cent re- ate-approved dairy p r o v i s i o n would not be changed but the revision would preserve basic support determining methods. Drop Two Provisions. Ellender said the group also agreed to knock out two of four separate Senate provisions intended to assure tenants and sharecroppers a fair division in the proposed $1,200,000,000 of annual soil bank payments. " "The department told us that these provisions could not be administered," Ellender said. "We retained the other two tenant protective sections suggested by the department. Ellender said the conferees would resume sessions this forenoon and afternoon with a possible recess over the weekend until next Tuesday or Wednesday. Either of the proposed wheat plans would mean more money (Continued on Page 38) FARM BILL Congressmen On Vacation Washington (AP) -- Congress went on vacation yesterday. The House adjourned at 12:33 p.m. (EST) until noon Monday, April 9. The Senate stayed in ses- r ondy. a former police official. sion until 2:43 p.m. and then ad journed until the same date. next month it is expected to work without a major break until July or early August. Yonkers Man Killed, Wife Hurt In Crash driven by Irving Rothchild of Hungary Clears Purge o Victims Vienna, Austria ( A P ) -- Communist Hungary yesterday dc- inocent the victims of its biggest purge trial of the Stalin [ajk treason case The trial., which led to the hang- five men and the imprisonment of three others as "Tito- based on false evidence. The living and the dead were reported being rehabilitated--restored to their old places in Communist annals. Rajk was a former foreign minister. Ho was 40 when he died on the gallows. He and the others had been convicted of plotting with Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito, then bitterly at odds with the Soviet bloc, and with Americans to overthrow Hungary's Red regime and to kill Deputy Premier Matyas Rakosi, the Hungarian Com munist Party boss. Rakosi himself announced the reversal. Aimed At Wooing Tito. One aim seemed to be improvement of relations with Tito, who has complained publicly that Ra kosi hampered a reconciliation bj keeping alleged : Titoists" in pris on. The Soviet bdoc launched its move for a resumption of old ties with a visit by Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin and party bos_ Nikita S. Khrushchev to Belgrade last spring. In a speech at Eger that was played up by the Hungarian press and Budapest radio, Rakosi said Rajk's trial was engineered by a venal police system like that op erated in Russia by L. P. Beria, who was executed in 1953 a few months after Stalin's death. He reported a re-examination of the case proved all eight defendants were the guiltless victims of a trial "based on provocations." Not stressed was the fact that, in the standard manner of such purge trials, all eight had pleaded guilty and confessed at length. Hungary's . Supreme Court has proclaimed the legal rehabilita tion of the group and ordered the three survivors freed. Denounced. They are Lazar Brankov, Yugoslav diplomat in Budapest who denounced Tito after the Belgrade-Moscow break in 1948 Paul Justus, a member of Parlia ment; Milan Ognzenovics, a government official. Brankov and Justus were serving life terms Ognzenovics nine years. Hanged with Rajk were Tibor Szoenyi, 46, former secretary oJ the Hungarian Communist Party'; cadre section; Andras Szalia, 32, Szoenyi's deputy; Lt. Gen. Gyorgy Palffy, former chief inspector o: Hungary's army; Maj. Bela Ko- Rakosi announced that inves tigation has also revealed tha Many members of Congress m a n y Hungarian Social Demo will use the 10-day Easter holiday crats ' whose P art y merged with to return to their districts and re- the Communists in 1948 in the pair political fences in prepara- Hun S aria n Workers Party, had tion for the fall campaigning. be . en un J" stl y condemned or im A f t e r Congress reconvenes P nsoned - p e y also are being re sxt month it is exited fn work- le * sed u n d e r a broad amnesty. Rakosi placed the blame for these mistakes on Gen. Peter Gabor, former chief of the Hun garian secret police who himsel: was sentenced to life imprison ment in March 1954 for "crime_ T i T T - u , . r t v , · against the Hungarian state and Rock Hill (AP)-- Morns Chvotz- its people." Gabor was then de kin of Yonkers was killed and his nounced as the Hungarian Beria wife gravely injured yesterday in a head-on highway collision on Quebec Man, 32, Son Route 17. Mrs. Chvotzkin suffer- Killed In Home Blaze Gracefield. Que. (AP)--Herve ed multiple fractures, including a possible skull fracture. _ - - - - - -*--- ^ - - - Their car collided with a truck C ,°, urccllc : 32 ' and his tw °-' ear old son burned to death ycster ~ . . . . v _ , i *,j i » » i u g ix\jLin.iiuu ui j e it. i j » Port Jervis. Police said one of V ay m a fire t h a t destroyed thei the vehicles skidded but they frfaiT V; home m the n e a r b y villa se didn't know which one. Rothchild °\V_ TM r : i escaped with minor injuries. Famed Painter Dies Florence, Italy (AP)--Giuseppe Magni, 87 r internationally known painter, died here vesterdav. He , *., ... - . 3Mhe N l C e Arls OUT OF WORK-milph Scalso of Akron, Ohio, disabled ex- Army sergeant, is shown sitting on steps of the Capitol yesterday after Rep. William II. Ayres (R-Ohio) had charged the man was laid off in order to make a job for John Maragon, former 5 percenter who served 19 months in prison for perjury Story on Page 28. (United Press Telephoto) Military Forces Ask More Funds Washington (AP)-The Air Force says it is going to hav billions of dollars more for years to come. The Wavy continues to worry about the rate of Russian tub marine building. The Army Chief of Staff would like a force half again as big as now authorized. These are highlights from a 1,236-page volume of testimony by military department men, discussing with the House Appropriations' Committee the 35-billion-dollar defense budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The committee yesterday made public that part of their testimony which was not censored for security reasons. Gen. Nathan F. Twining, Air Force chief of staff, testified that his department will have to reduce its fighting wings unless it gets more money next year and several billions more for years to come. He said there is "no escape" from a larger budget in the year starting in July, 1957. He said that unless the Air Force gets from 18 to 20 billion dollars- compared to the IG 1 ^ billions it was permitted to ask for the year starting this July--"we are going to have to change the force." Twining said he was supporting the current budget request "on the condition" that he will get more money next year. _ The committee members were given a highly secret rundown of United States progress in missiles and apparently got a similarly secret briefing on what the Russians are doing in the field of missiles and new aircraft. Secretary of the Navy Charles S. Thomas reported bold new (Continued on Page 20) MILITARY French Send Top Troops To Algeria Algiers, Algeria (AP)--Fight ing between French troops anc nationalist rebels a p p c a r e c mounting yesterday. Unofficia estimates of the dead in the las 24 hours were as high as 160. At the same time, tho French were reinforcing the more than 200,000 troops already scatterei over the vast North African ter ritory. Robert LaCoste, rcsiden minister of Algieria, assured lh worried French inhabitants tha the government is thinking aboii their protection. "I have asked for 100,000 men and I am continuing to ask fo the same thing," he told a new^ conference. "Everyone under stands--and the cabinet first o all--that pacification calls fo more troops. The more there are, the less blood will be spilled the quicker the country will b pacified and the quicker the A gerian problem will be settled. The estimated number of dea., included an officer and seven soldiers killed in an ambush nea Guelma, between Constantino am the Tunisian frontier. ' A t leas 10 civilians, French and Algerian (Continued on Page 38) FRENCH Hoover Admits "Error" In Red Trade Testimo Academy here and an honorary member of the Pontifical Academy of Arts. i Mrs. Courcelle, the mother was severely burned and is in Wakeficld Hospital. Four other children in the house at the time received serious burns. Gracefield is about 60 miles north of Ottawa. The two fatalities raised to 48 the number of fire deaths in 16 Ottawa and district fires since last Nov. 17. The toll includes 32 children. Washington (AP)--Undersecretary of State Herbert Hoover Jr. told Senate investigators yesterday he was ."in error" when h e ^ testified Monday that the Chinese Nationalists were shipping millions of dollars worth of goods to the Communists every year. Hoover told the Senate investigations subcommittee, according to a transcript of his testimony made public after a closed-door hearing, that he has no evidence of any direct trade between the Formosa Nationalists and the Red Chinese. He said there has been indirect trade, over which the Nationalist government has no control, through the British crown colony of Hong Kong. He said the Nationalists were on the receiving end of most of this trade, and that no strategic war goods were involved. Hoover's new testimony was I made public by the subcommittee ny In Long Meetin after a meeting during which i accepted "secret" administrate documents on a confident basis, and then turned them bac' when Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis walked out in protest against th secrecy rule. Chairman McCIellan (B-Arkl who sided with McCarthy's vie\ that the documents should made public but agreed to accep them in private, said the sub committee would have another g at it after it met to "review th situation." McCIellan said it will be necessary for the subcommittee to "determine its procedure" for handling the documents "in view of Sen. McCarthy's statements and departure from the committee." The documents are the "international lists" of articles which the western allies have agreed not to sell to the Communists, including details of a 1954 Paris agreement to relax some of the embargo controls. Uy JOHN M. HIGHTOWER Washington (AT) -- President iscnhower hnd another Ion* nystery meeting yesterday with Secretary of State Dulles and thil line Ally. Gen. JBrnwncll sat in. There was no disclosure officially of what this second such session in two days was about iiut it stimulated further speculation that high policy decisions, xjssibly dealing with the Middl« East and with disarmament negotiations nt London, are in th* naking. Wednesday's two-hour confer- nce between the President and Dulles was described in advance as "very important." That meeting was held immediately after Eisenhower returned from talks with the leaders of Canada and Mexico at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Yesterday's meeting lasted for an hour and 15 minutes. Officially the only word on each of those sessions was that it dealt with lovernment matters. Toured Asia. However, yesterday was tha first time that Dulles had had an opportunity to go over pressing foreign policy problems with the President in more than throe weeks. Dulles hnd been away on a visit to Asia from the first of the month until Wednesday of last week. The latter part of tha week he was busy reporting to congressional leaders on his trip and preparing and delivering * broadcast to the nation last Friday night. He saw the President during that time but only to report on his travels. The first days of this week were taken up with the Whitt Sulphur Springs conference. While Dulles was away it was learned that the State Department was taking a broad new look at its policies toward the Arab bloc states, particularly Egypt and the developing policies of Egyptian Premier Gamai Abdel Nasser. The United States for many months has built its Arab policies on the hope that Nasser would gradually exercise a restraining influence in relation to the Arab conflict with Israel and would eventually help to stabilize the area. Nasser Worries Officials. In recent months, some responsible State Department officiali have become worried over what they consider Nasser's increasingly anti-western attitude, especially toward British and French interests in the Middit East and North Africa. British differences with Nasser developed dramatically last Sun(Continued on Page 38) EISENHOWER NYCT^Have 40-Hour Week New York (AP)-- Mayor Robert F. Wagner yesterday ordered a 40-hour work week put into effect by next Sept.. l f or all city employes. He recommended an appropriation of $7,300,000 in the 1956-57 budget to cover the cost The order affects 53,000 em- ployes in the police, fire, sanitation, hospitals and park departments. These departments currently work a 42-hour week. Some 85,000 'other city em- ployes, plus educational system and transit authority workers, already work a 40-hour week. Wagner described his order ax an important advance in the betterment of working condition! for city employes and added: "The 40-hour week has become the basic labor week in private industry and should also be so in public employment." On Inside Pages Classified Comics Crossword Editorial Interpreting the News Markets Obituary Pulse of the People Radio and Television Social Sports Theaters Whirligig Woman's Page Page 39, 40, 41 35 16 16 16 39 38 16, 32 - 14 8 36, 37 35 16 10

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