The News from Frederick, Maryland on December 1, 1951 · Page 10
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December 1, 1951

The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 10

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Want To Hear From McGrath WASHINGTON. Nov. 30--(/P)-Two Republicans demanded today that Attorney General J. Howard McGrath be summoned before House investigators to explain the Justice Department's policy in prosecuting tax fraud cases- Reps. Kean of New Jersey and Byrnes of Wisconsin also said they want .to question McGrath about testimony given by his ousted aide. T. Lamar Caudle. Both Kean and Byrnes are members of a House Ways and Means subcommittee which is digging into Charges of widespread graft, corruption and other irregularities in the nation's tax collect^ ing system, Demand McGrath Resign Several times during the course of the investigation* members of the committee have expressed dissatisfaction with the way McGrath has been cooperating with them. There have also been demands that the Attorney General resign. The committee's public hearing was in recess today as members examined Justice Department files bearing on rumors, as yet unverified, chat a "fix" was on in a tax fraud case involving two New Yorkers, Samuel Aaron and Jacob Freidus- Earlier, Chairman King CD- Calif) had scored failing memories of Justice Department officials testifying in the New York case. King called Attorney General McGrath's attention to what he said was "apparently irregular activities on the part of the Department of Justice." His assertion came last night after testimony that Caudle received $5,000 as a commission on the sale of an airplane to a private investigator working, for the two New Yorkers. Committee counsel Adrian W. Dewind said he understood there ' were a number of "anonymous letters" in the files of the Justice Department alleging that a tax case against Samuel Aaron and Jacob Freidus of New York "was to be fixed." King said the department would be asked to supply the documents to the subcommittee. The committee has been questioning Caudle all week on his activities as head of the department tax division. Caudle was fired two weeks ago by President Truman for "outside activities" deemed incompatible ·with his office. Added Benefits, Increased Pay And More Men Are Expected To Produce Efficient Police Department James D. Marks, Harry L. Quinn. Martin Kanoci*. Sherman Boone. Chnr'.e? F. Bell, Arnold R. Simmons. Alton C. Twenty, Denver J. Shook. Ellis G. Carty. William M. Bopst. Charles H. McKeldln. Vcrnon Er Heffner. James W. Stockman. Haren W. DeGrnnge. Carl L. Bender. Scorse F. Grouse, Arlington E. lemp. Richard M. Ruthvin, Wil- sm C. Stnley, Bernard B. King. larhew O. Tyeryar, patrolmen: George E. Glessner. clerk (civilian). Enemy Casualties Put 'At High Figure WASHINGTON. Nov. 30. W)-The Army today estimated total enemy casualties in Korea at 1,505,877 through Nov. 32. . This is an increase of 21.785 since last week. The total included 32.982 Korean prisoners who are now classified as civilian internees. Recently, the Eighth Army began a wholesale screening of enemy prisoners to separate members of regular army units from guerrillas, agents and persons who were captured with enemy soliders but were not members of organized units. The new estimated total included 1.087,099 battle casualties, 249,214 non-battle casualties and 169,564 prisoners, of whom 136,585 are currently identified as military captives. There have been no recent figures on' total losses by forces in the United Nations Command. The latest estimate on Nov. 1. compiled from various U. N. sources, was 313.711. Many of the figures used in that total were old. Reporter's Quiz Seemingly there is a feeling ai..jng those who have followed the subject closely that the faults and imperfections of present-day inter-collegiate football have bee'n overplayed. This is especially the attitude o£ the residents of a county town where ajl sports are discussed more in family, business and social conversation than Ls the weather. Most of them look for some changes in management of sports, however. Six residents of this community when interviewed gave the following answers to the following question: "Do you think that any thing will be done to change inter-collegiate football next season to meet the objections Bi and criticism that have been raised against it?" · The answers: John C. Dorcus. Woodsboro: "I believe that moderate changes will be made and that something will be done to get gambling out of the picture." Robert Dorcus. Woodsboro: "Yes, I think there will be.' ! Raymond Smith, Woodsboro: "I trunk that certain contamination that has seemingly set in with regard to inter-collegiate sports is the result of our bad government which corrupts everything. Correct the evils in the government and the lesser evils will correct themselves." a Emory Cutshali: Woodsboro: "I think that there 'will be." Mrs. Ralston LeGore, LeGore: "I think that they are driving investigations into the ground and do not believe that the popular lop-sided and unfair criticisms will bring about any change." C. E. Dixon. Woodsboro: "I do not look for any changes and do not believe that any radical ones are called for." GETTING DESTROYERS WASHINGTON. Nov.'. 30, (/P)-Uruguay-is going to get two U. S. destroyer escorts at cut prices. An agreement signed today by Navy Secretary Kimball and Uruguay's Ambassador, Jose A. Mora, provided for payment for about $1,300,000 each for the Baron and the -"Bronstein. This is about ' 10 per cent of the original cost plus the refitting expense for the World War II vessels. These ships will be,, the eleventh and twelfth to go to South American navies under the mutual assistance program. Thirty-one other Naval vessels of all " types have ·gone to friendly navies in Western Europe and the Mediterranean. » (Maryland Si. IN TRAINING--The fifteen patrolmen pictured here along w i t h Chief W. W. Corbin going a month's intensive basic police training under supervision of the State Po 1! cc nt 'left to'right they are: Patrolmen Grouse, Carty, Hemp. Bopst. Simmons and DeGrange. Second row--Patrolmen Staley. King, Bender, Tyeryar and BoonR. Third row--Patrolmen McKeldin, Stockman. Heffner. Ruthvin and Chief Corbin. practice. Trophies for three grades^ of qualificatidn have been secured. Marksmanship badges will be issued annually to those who qualify, signifying their ability. Formal presentation Of those meriting the badges this year will be made by Mayor Rice. Coincident with reorganization of the Department has been the remodeling of Headquarters to promote efficiency. The considerably expanded offices now occupy the entire second floor of Frederick's City Hall. The office formerly used by the Chief is now utilized by the Shift Commanders for reviewing 1 ' the day's activities, arranging assignments and carrying out other pertinent business. The extensive remodeling has provided a .private office for the Chief, a more efficient desk arrangement for the Sergeant in charge, who in addition to maintaining radio and telephone contact with motorized units and foot patrolmen,' likewise handles all city fire alarms and dispatches Fire Department apparatus in response. Adjoining the Chief's office from which all administrative orders are issued, the new facilities for the Desk Sergeant provide a degree of efficiency hitherto never attained by the i Frederick Department. There is an Investigation Office with a civilian clerk who makes the stenographic reports for the officers. Upon institution of a complaint or reports, all such are recorded and filed. These files have been indexed so as to contain crime sections and current case checks as well as tallies for desired statistical breakdowns. Crime and taccident "spot maps" are being instituted in connection with the records. There are also a waiting room, spacious rest room and facilities for taking fingerprints. The Conference room contains a locker for each man. Desks are provided for report work. In addition to being used for group conferences, each shift change begins with a lineup in this room at which the Shift Commander briefs his men on pertinent matters and issues orders and instructions. Another innovation is the "Property Room," where is stored all property' coming into the hands of any officer or the Department. Such n t e Police P h u t n ) are now undnr- Pikcsville. From (Police Bcpt. .Photo) BETWEEN SHIFTS -- This group photo of Frederick Police -was taken at a 4:00 p. m., change of shifts. In the immediate foreground in civilian clothes are Mayor Donald B. Rice on the left and Chief W. W. Corbin on the right. Those not included in the photo were on duty at the time. By JOE EISENHAUER « Reorganization and revitalized training program promise to give the City of Frederick the most efficient Police Department in its history.. Recent increased benefits and basic wage rates, along with shorter hours and expanded personnel have been productive of top morale and energy--a situation vastly different from that pre-dating establishment of the merit system a dozen or so years ago. the first step to take the Police Department out of the "political football" class. The Department numbers 34 men including a civilian clerk. The Department employment standards are consistent with requirements of good public service. Applicants must be between the ages of 23 and 33 years inclusive, 5 feet, 9 inches in height with proportionate weight, be a high school graduate or equivalent and above all else be of good moral character. Personnel records have been established for efficiency checks, including all old as well as new members of the Department. The reorganization program was instituted last September 1st with the full endorsement and cooperation of Mayor Donald B. Rice ahd the Board of Aldermen, President Emmert R. Bowlus. Clyde M. Honey, Allen G. Quynn, Henry F. Falk and Dorsey F. Shipley. In authorizing the new program, the action of the Mayor and Aldermen was unanimous. The Department program is currently being carried out under the command of Acting Chief W. W. Corbin who was assigned by Col. Elmer F. Munshower from the duties of Assistant Commander of Barracks "B" of the Maryland State Police to the task of reorganizing and training the Frederick City Police Department at the request of Mayor Rice and the Board of Aldermen. No time was lost in getting the reorganization and training program under way. The old double- shift periods were discarded with their overlapping and staggered hours. The new schedule provides three daily shifts of eight hours, each with its own commander. Simultaneously, basic wages were increased and an incentive salary schedule established providing compensation for years of service along with merit. Effective November 19. fifteen men were ,detailed to attend a month's training* school of the Maryland State Police at Pikesville, for basic police sciences. Hereafter all new employes will be given this type of training before being assigned to street duty. A refresher course for older members of the Department will be given by the State Police staff in Frederick in January and in February -all ranking personnel of the Department will be given administrative courses at Frederick by the M. S. P. During this training program, there will be no loss of police protection 1 * for Frederick. Schedules have been arranged whereby on- duty personnel will work overtime for which they will receive compensation to cover the loss of men in school. Additional employes have been appointed and a Traffic Safety Division with trained accident investigators will' be in operation in the near future. Patrols are being extended with the addition of another motorcycle unit to the two-way radio motorized equipment which currently includes three Cars and motorcycle supervision. Two plainclothesmen are anticipated. They will have at their disposal a newly-established crime section and potential suspects file. These men will also receive spec- .ial training. A firearms training and qualification program under direction of Officer Sherman Boone has been established. At a test October 31, six met the qualification tests despite the fact there had been no shooting practice ,for six years. There has already been marked improvement in the entire Department's ability. This will be an annual event along with periodic ileanor Holm Gets $700 A Week Alimony NEW YORK. Nov. 30. (/P)--Eleanor Holm today won $700 a week emporary alimony--probably a lew record--from Broadway showman Billy Rose. The former swimming star also teeps Rose's town house on Beek- tian Place. Eleanor has filed a suit for separation but State Supreme Court Jus- ice Kenneth O'Brien has sealed all papers, making details g,f the case a secret. It was Justice O'Brien who awarded the temporary alimony, jelieved to be the highest ever granted in Manhattan Supreme ourt. j Last July, showgirl Joyce Mathews--ex-wife of Comedian Milton Berle--slashed^lier wrists in Rose's apartment at the Ziegfeld Theater. ,The 12-yenr-old Rose marriage survived for a time, until earlier his month when Eleanor caught ·lose with another woman in the ·»partment. Rose said she was here only to help him straighten out. his marriage woes. The New*, Frederick, Md., Saturday, December 1, 19B1 ' SEVEN Building Needs Not Scheduled Frederick's building needs as a critical defense housing area have not yet been scheduled in a construction program by the HouyiiS and Home Financing Agency. A spokesman said this morning in Washington thai the schedule which will determine the number of housing units to be constructed under HHFA supervision, has not seen completed and no date for its public release can be established. Under HHFA regulations, no local planning can be done to meet the federally determined shortage of living quarters for personnel vital to national defense ( i n this instance, scientific and professional personnel at Camp DelriclO u n t i l the government agency details the num. bcr of rental and sales units required. Based on a number of surveys, the schedule w i l l specify dimensions by number of rooms of construction projects, and will set ceilings on rental and sales figures Private construction firms will have an opportunity to f i l e their own plans to meet the program Their bids will be scrutinized anci if found acceptable, the Federa! agency will only supervise the REVIEW PRODUCTION' KEY WEST. Fla., Dec. 1 (}· resident, Truman set aside this afternoon for a full-scale review of military production with Defense Mobilization Director Charles E. Wilson. NEW SINGER ELECTRICS $89.50 up S I N G E R SEWING CENTER 11 North Market St. building project. However, should private contractors prove unable to neet specifications, g o v e r n ment b u i l d i n g will supply the local need described by HHFA as acutel The action declaring 1'rederick to be n critical defense housing area does not affect city nor county needs beyond the living quarters detailed as essential ,to bring Detrick personnel into the community. It has been pointed out that in the national labor market, the local installation must compete with other military posts and with civilian industry, and that, top professional people will come to this area only if appropriate housing for -them and their families can be provided. Classification as a critical defense housing area gives the community no special priority In securing materials for schools, roads, nor general building, and contractors still must secure their CMT permits for all kinds of work. STAUB CONVICTED A Clrc'uit Court jury yesterday deolared David LeRoy Staub, 40, Rocky Ridge, guilty of a charge of larceny after trust. He is being held in jail pending the result of a pre-sentence investigation. Deer Heads Mounted GEO. SHAD TAXIDERMIST 30 YEARS SIR Boyd Av«. Martinsburir, W. Va. 33-35 SOUTH MARKET ST. SAM MILLER'S Army Shoo.n and Slippers $2.98 Army Fatigue Pants....$1.50-$2.98 New Work Shoes 54.98 Army Khaki Pants Shirts. S1.98 Dress Work Slippers $4.98 New Army Khakt Pants 53.45 Army . Navy Wool 'Sweaters S2.9 House Paint gal. ?1.98 FOR Early Christmas Shopping Expenses Immediate Confidential and Individualised "Service XOANS MADE TO RESIDENTS OF SUKKOBMJJJNG TOWNS" LINCOLN LOAN SERVICE, Inc. 108 W. Patrick St. -- Frederick, Md. -- Phone 1270 property is listed and filed, assuring a complete record. This replaces the old method where very often an out-of-the-way closet served as a storehouse- for many such valuable articles retained for'evidence in many types of police cases. The Department has remodeled an old cell, formerly used as an overnight lockup, for laboratory purposes such as developing photos, ballistic and blood tests, and other technical aids. With traffic problems constituting a major headache, local officials MADAME REBECCA PALM READER AND ADVISOR ON PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE ' One visit with Madame Rebecca will nave you many doUars in untold worries. If you are sick. or In trouble, visit the palm reader. She will bring you success and happiness in many ways. Special readings for While and Colored. Brine tlits ad. for a half price reading. All readings are confidential. LOCATION--CORNER 4th. and MARKET STS. her today --- tomorrow m»y b« too lute (Police Dept. Photo) THE OLD AND THE NEW--The upper photo depicts the old receiving room and high desk with attendant equipment over which the Desk Sergeant presided. The lower photo shows this section of a completely remodeled Police Headquarters as it exists today. *New equipment and additional facilities increase efficiency. are considering Civilian school crossing guards to operate under direction of the police. Successful elsewhere, such a plan for 'Frederick will relieve the Police Department of much detail assignment in such instances. The uniformed ranks of the Frederick Police are similar in attire to those of other departments in the area. , However, shoulder emblems in Frederick's colors, are being designed to distinguish the Department from the other-law enforcing agencies. The Police Department personnel: W. W. Corbin. Chief; Fred M. Straley, Investigator; Allen S. Bart.gis, Lieutenant (shift commander): Frank K. Dorsey. Lieutenant ( s h i f t commander); Ralph H. L. 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