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Harrisonburg Daily News Record (Newspaper) - December 17, 1954, Harrisonburg, Virginia Classified Ads In The Bring Results TMt HEART OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA Buy to Aid Fight On Tuberculosis VOL. 85, NO. 65. ASSOCIATED press NEWS TSd features service DECEMBER 17. 1954. rem business office or a news department dial FIVE CENTS Stores to Begin Night Many Shoppers Open Til 8 Post Office Has Big Mail Volume Harrisonburg stores will begin their evening hours remaining open until eight to accomodate those who are unable to shop during the The stores will remain open each evening until Christmas eve when they will close at 5:30. Stores and streets were again jammed with shoppers as they have been during the Christmas shopping There was some decline on Monday and Tuesday because of road and weather President J. Mack of the Retail Merchants Association said last night that the Christmas shopping volume remains high and he expects it to increase during the next Mr. Meeks said buyers are more selective because they know that all of the stores have stocks which are larger than He pointed out that warmer weather preceding the Christmas buying season kept shopping low and now it has picked up to normal or believe that the merchants are having a good Christmas shopping said Mr. and I know that the shoppers can find almost anything they want in the local There was a near record crowd in the city last Saturday and the past two days the traffic was not much chief of Police Julius Ritchie said last night that traffic Is running heavier than before and its regulation and packing becomes more of a With of the crowds of pedestrians and the heavy motor Chief Ritchie said he was glad that the policemen have not had to report any serious Ritchie again urged that drivers and pedestrians use extreme caution during the holiday From the office came the report that business continues to in both Incoming and outgoing The staff is looking for a record especially of incoming mail over the A new cancellation record of 56,000 was set at the post office Wednesday and the mark went to 54,000 Postmaster A. B. Heltzel said the post office staff has 15 extras oh the job to speed the handling of He reminded that those who have not mailed their cards and packages to do so at to insure delivery before Christmas to outside Mr. said there has been a heavy mailing of cards for local delivery in recent days and hopes the peak of this mailing will be over the look for a huge volume of incoming mail over the said would like for the patrons to complete their mailing today and tomorrow so the staff can the We can handle all the mail if the public continues the fine co-operation they have shown so Getting back to the heavy shop ping In recent one merchant said that the Christmas bonuses paid by many firms is now being This spokesman said that the in Christmas Savings Funds mailed out by the Harrisonburg banks and the Loan and Thrift Corp. probably spent for the early Some firms have not completed the payment of their There should be plenty to eat and gifts for the needy of the county and according to the Welfare The firemen and various civic organizations of the county and city are making toys available while others are helping the Salvation Army and other organizations with food for their Christmas The welfare departments serve as the clearing houses to that no family will be missed on Christmas Many of the churches will present their Christina's musical programs on Others are preparing for programs during the There will be few churches that do not have a Christmas program before Christmas The VIRGINIA Some snow mixed with rain In extreme west and light snow changing to rain in east and central Friday except mostly rain near the coast beginning by Friday high 40-45. Saturday clearing and moderately cold except for snow flurries in higher Dale Enterprise And Family EDWARD ROW seacoast about to take off at Boston with his wife Anne and four-year-old daughter Dorothy for his annual trip to lonely lighthouses along the New England Santa decided to take the whole family on flight as far as Bar Me. yesterday when Santa wanted to and they couldn't find even an elf for a baby Santa says he doesn't wear wiskers because they fly in his face when he leans out the window to drip Christmas Holidays Begin In Colleges Here Public Schools Not to Close Until Next Week Christmas long looked forward to by students here and will begin today at Shenandoah and Eastern Colleges and tomorrow at Bridgewater The public school boys and girls will have to wait a few days longer for their holiday the Harrisonburg schools closing on Tuesday and the Rockingham schools on There have been many events in the colleges and in the public schools with numerous programs Some of the programs in the colleges have been elaborate for benefit of the Teachers and boys and girls in the public schools also have done their Share to make their Christmas programs colorful for the benefit ot the parents and pupils as has predominated in the programs and some these have been presented before Associations and other adult I Christmas trees of the class and recreation Sessions will be resumed at Shenandoah and Bridgewater on Jan. 3, while Eastern classes are not called until Jan. 4. A spokesman at the Eastern Mennonite College said the institution is closing for the holidays two and a days earlier than scheduled in order to give students an opportunity to find Wages received for this work will go into the gymnasium Both the city and county schools On Page 2, Col. 5) Girl Scouts Open Sale Of Canned Nuts Today Rockingham County Girl Scouts will open their sale of canned nuts today with proceeds from this evening going to help swell their annual fund drive which makes possible their year-round Scouting Members of the local Girl Scout committee for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County urge the public to support the girls In this Sheppard Case To Jury Today Osteopath Avows His Innocence of His Wife's Murder By ARTHUR EVERETT Dec. 16 - Dr. Samuel Sheppard placed his life in a jury's hands today with an avowal of a fearless faith in The case of the 30-year-old, osteopath of 4 murder of his goes tomorrow to a jury that holds the power to put him in electric Defense attorney William J. read into the court record in his closing argument a portion of a letter he said Dr. Sheppard wrote from his jail The date was not I am completely free of any desire for the passage find that I have no anger in my heart toward those who pressed for my is only one judge that any of us should truly fear and I face Him without hesitation or Without mentioning the death penalty in so many Asst. Prosecutor John J. Mahon in the final argument of the nine weeks trial went all out for a murder And he told * your hands I rest a the life of this Mahon repeatedly pointed to Dr. Sheppard as the killer of his He suggested the osteopath dashed out of his house after the slaying with the thought in mind of ending his life in the waters of Lake the cold water changed his said the white-haired state shouting a pitch On Page 14 Col. 3) Million Immigrants Settled In Canada Dec. 16 Wl - More than a immigrants I have come to Canada since World swelling the population past the 15 million Figures available today indicate 1954 influx of 155,000, down i slightly from last Most of I the new Canadians come from Germany and Virtually all have found employment in Canada's booming Yesterday Year ago 5 yrs. ago High Low Set Rain 40 30 35 70 35 62 35 11 33 Nonvirulent Polio Virus May Exist In New Theory AP Science Dec. 16 Albert B. one the nation's leading virus said tonight there now is evidence suggesting that a nonvirulent form of polio virus may exist in he this may be an important factor in explaining the fact that the vast majority of human beings develop immunity to polio without suffering Dr. a University of Cincinnati discussed his findings in a paper prepared for a lecture at the National Institute of In the a major concept has been that differences in people rather than differences in polio could help account for the fact that most people develop a natural immunity without getting a paralytic Dr. Sabin told about laboratory development of strains of or polio from virus that was originally highly paralytic to test These tamed lie have been found capable of producing signs On Page 20 Col. 5) ARCHERY SETS NOTICE to 14.45 Will not receive poultry bow The W. from now until Jan. 3 Spencer Market St. lie j Produce Co. 12-17to23c Sunrise and Sunset Sunrise today 7:27 Sunrise tomorrow 7:27 Sunset today 4:56 SPORTSMEN SANTA Call for your Field and Stream I at Sam's Super Market calendar Supply is 7:30 lo 9- Gifts for the kins Co. 12-15-17-18c i lie i Foreign Chiefs Discuss Atomic Attack Strategy Giving of Word To Use Is Subject of Meet By CARL Dec. 16 - Foreign policy chiefs of the United Britain and France talked over the issue of who should give the word to use atomic weapons In event of art att k by the Soviet An authoritative sourc who declined to be identified by name predicted the Big Three would come up with an atomic defense plan that would be okayed by the other NATO But this Informant did not disclose what the plan U. S. Secretary of State British Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony and French Premier Pierre who serves as his own foreign tackled the atomic and other problems in a three-hour meeting at the French Foreign The thinking of the Big Three will have a big bearing on the decision of the entire North Atlantic Treaty Organization Council when it takes up the atomic subject The United States made its position clear here An authoritative spokesman said the United States takes the stand that no surefire system can be set up in advance to determine how the big decision on use o' atomic weapons can be In the American a surprise attack from Russia might wipe out any machinery set up by make such a The United States plans to oppose any attempt to put stringent restrictions on use of atomic on the ground this would reduce their effectiveness as a deterrent to Basically the United States believes Western Europe must decide if its wants to be defended from Communist attack or liberated from an occupation NATO's military leaders will present their plan for European which includes use of atomic weapons against any attack by the 300 or more Communist of the Soviet Both the British and French like to have some way of making sure they have their say in a Some Europeans have expressed fear the United States might be in a touchy The British want the military commanders bound by a requirement to consult civilian governments before using a nuclear The French have suggested a Big Three with power to On Page 14 Col. 2) GOP LEADERS DISCUSS PRESIDENT'S PROGRAM Escapees Leave Trail of Crime Confess to Series of Burglaries and Thefts on Capture Dec. 16 Two escaped convicts recaptured near here Tuesday today signed confessions admitting they participated in a series of five car thefts and seven burglaries of post offices and stores in four police Sheriff Ishmael Fletcher of Buchanan Col. ty said the pair implicated a third escape in a crime spree that began Friday night when four inmates escaped from Virginia Camp No. 4 at North View in Mecklenburg Fletcher said Lsaac 20 of Buchanan and Jack Richard 17, of Smyth are held in the Buchanan County Jail on charges of breaking and entering three of the Reynolds and Weymer were arrested Tuesday night at nearby Deel and a third member of the William Elmer 20, leaped from the car and outran officers in the Fletcher Reynolds had been serving a sentence for forgery and Weymer was sentenced from Smyth County on two larceny a New York resident On Page 2, Col. 8) CITY 115 S. Liberty St. Fresh Hamburger 31bs. 89c Sliced Side Pork 29c Country Pudding 29c Country 17c Lamb chops 25c Country Sausage 3 Pork Tenderloin 89c Plenty Cured Country Hams SPECIAL for you old stove on a deluxe Perfection Electric Range at SCHEWEL FURNITURE CO. 12-16-4tc CLOSING NOTICE We will close 12 o'clock each day until Christmas Valley 12-15-3tc SANTA at Sam's Super Market 7:30 to 9. Gifts for Ihe ltc TOP REPUBLICAN and GOP Congressional leaders are shown In conference with National Leonard Hall in Washington after reviewing President Eisenhower's 1055 legislative Main point of the Chief Executive's program is a to request the next Congress to cancel scheduled cor- j and excise tax Left to right Charles of House Majority I Joseph W. of Speaker of the Wilton B. Sen. William F. of Senate Majority Hall and Sherman Presidential J Safe Driving Day Termed Success Sponsors of Event Suggest Every Day Be Made S-D Day 16 every day a Safe Driving suggestion was today by the group which put the big safely Driving on the road An Associated Press including several delayed showed that 49 traffic deaths occurred Tie National Safety Council figures that for each fatality there are 35 cases of Injury and 225 That ratio indicates there were 11,025 accidents and injuries to 1,7.15 persons on S-D An AP to provide a showed there were 64 traffic deaths on Dec. 1. Last year traffic accidents averaged about 27,000 a were 35 fewer traffic deaths reported on S-D Day than on Dec. 1. And the S-D Day toll was far under the average of 97 deaths for the first 10 months of this Both the S-D Day and Dec. 1 surveys were made on a counting only the deaths occurred on those The fatality average for the first 10 months of this year Included deaths that occurred a day or On Page 2, Col. 5) Bonn Acts On Paris Treaties West German Lower House Gives Its First Reading Okay Dec. 16 - West Germany's House of Parliament tonight approved the first reading of the Paris treaties to arm 500,000 German soldiers in Western Europe's There was no recorded vote as the Bundestag agreed to send the treaties to committees for further Earlier the had 236-153 with 3 a Socialist motion to postpone further treaty action until talks are held with Russia on unification of The house also sent to committees for further two Socialist motions calling for new talks with France on the future of the Saar and for immediate Big Four talks Many who their hopes of eventually blocking the treaties on the sf and readings in voted with the government After the Bundestag talkes final action on the treaties they must be approved by the Bundesrat The vote came after two days of debate in which Socialists On 3, Col. 8) BARBER SHOP CLOSED Dec. 14 to 30, Walter 12-ll-17c PROFESSIONAL NOTICE Will be out of my office until Dec. 30. Secretary will be In. C. M. D. 12-14-17c REGULAR FOOD KALE H. D. Club Frozen Foods Bldg. Hp open today until 8 P. M. Man Lauding S-D Day Injured In Accident PORT Dec. 16 was the only Port Huron resident Injured in traffic on S-D He told was driving along with a friend earnestly discussing what a wonderful Idea Day was when I became so engrossed I accidentally ran a red light and hit a 52, fractured his right Mindszenty Said Out Red Prison Cardinal Rumored To Have Been Freed By Hungarians Dec. 16 The press agency today distributed a rumor that the Hungarian regime had released Josef Cardinal There was no confirmation from any The ailing 62-ycnr old cardinal was sentenced by the Reds in 1949 to life imprisonment on treason and sabotage The Rev. Jacob chief of Catholic publications said the report came from a businessman journeying from Father Fried said the Frenchman was reliable but picked up the reports rumors only and not from any official The said It was reported yesterday in well informed circles in the Hungarian that the cardinal Had been released a week ago and gone to his But it added diplomatic quarters in Budapest knew nothing about the release and that the cardinal's palace at his diocese in Esztergom said he was not In spokesmen for Hungarian Foreign Ministry declined to There have been rumors in the Hungarian capital for some lime the Communist regime was negotiating with the Roman Catholic Vatican sources said rumors of the cardinal's release had been heard the past two without The U. S. State Department also said It had no information the prelate had been The cardinal and six were convicted Feb. 8, 19-10. after a trial that shocked the free world and brought from many Tie stripped of the church robes of his rank and wearing only the cassock of a appeared under great State Dept. Shrugs Off Red China Demand Dec. 16 State Department officials today shrugged off Russia's backing Red that the United States get out of Doctor Predicts Cataclysm Tues. Michigan Physician Denies He Declared World To End By JAMES Dec. 18 young doctor who claims contact with today sot Dec. 21 as a day of on Dr. harles a staff physician at Michigan State Col East until he ever predicted the would end on that Referring to he said were received by persons tuned In for signs from he said will be cataclysmic effects Tues near Lake and off the Eastern and Western He said these developments may bring to life legend ary But he said he never predicted the end of the In a similar denial came from Dr. John president of the He said he did not know who originated report that Dr. Laughead pro dieted the world's Hannah was in Chicago for an educator's Dr. Hannah said the college was interested In Dr. He objection was when he was using his position in the college to propagandize students on a peculiar set of beliefs of question able validity and of a nature likely to upset the peace of mind of the students and effect adversely the quality of their college Dr. was reported as submitting his resignation to the but he said today he was to Dr. Hannah said he had no comment to make on this version of Dr. As for his beliefs of pending Dr. Laughead described himself as a for Individuals who he believes have been receiving On Page 4. Col. 6) Ike To Light Yule Tree And Extend Greetings Dec. 1C> 1/11 will extend season's greetings to the nation by radio and television tomorrow afternoon and then a giant community Christmas tree near Ihe White The President wli speak about five minutes during a half hour program starting at p.m. AH major radio and TV networks plan to carry the When the President presses a button to light the 67-foot he will set in motion a three-week Pageant of Peace celebration of religious entertainment and Reds In Threat To France Over Arming Germany Kremlin Threatens To Cancel Mutual Aid Agreement By RICHARD Dec. a blunt note to the tlu Kremlin threatened today to cancel the mutual aid pact if Paris ratifies the agreements to arm West It said France would boar full responsibility in this The French National Assembly begins debate on ratification In a simultaneous underscoring Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov directed a statement to Japan expressing positive toward normalizing relations with The Union has a peace treaty with new government is r rong -re to open up avenues of trade to the huge Communist ' The Soviet note to announced at a specially called Foreign Office news appeared designed for its on next week's French The note was a formalization of previous Soviet warnings and a climax to a number of maneuvers against considered the keystone country of the projected Western European The intention was indicated by the reference lo previous French rejection of of the Soviet Union and its friendly By ratifying the Paris the note France would show a desire not to abide by the 20-year pact of a n c e and mutual assistance signed in 1044. Ratification would contradict the obligations assumed by under the il The treaty pledged mutual assistance in the event of a rebirth of German the note only serves the purpose of certain states engaged in preparing a new such thl Soviet government considers it its duty to state that the act of ratification of the Paris agreement will annul the The entire responsibility for this will rest upon the French The note was handed by Molotov to French Ambassador Louis The Soviet Union has previously threatened to abrogate the notably during the recent of Communist nations in conference also threatened to set up a combined military command to mobilize against the Western For the abrogation of the 1044 treaty would mean Moscow no longer was committed on paper to go lo the aid of France in the event a remilitarized Germany attack the Many French still fear the prospect of a rearmed after two invasions in as many The note said if the Paris agreements were there would be nothing for the Soviet government to do to submit to the presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. a proposal to annul the Intermittently since early 104!) the Russians been warning the French they were violating the Alliance and would have to accept for their This charge was first made more than five years ago In connection with French support for the Atlantic Later it was every time the question of of West Germany came SANTA will be at New Market Feed As Hardware Dec. 18--9 a. in. to 9 p. m. 12-15-4to Eisenhower Names Rockefeller Adviser On Winning Of Allies formerly held by C. D. Jackson now a member of the U. S. dele gation to the United Presidential Press Secretary James Hagerty told Newsmen Rockefeller's tasks were than those faced by He explained while Jackson wrestled with psychological warfare in the cold feller would add to thai job consideration of how to coordinate the of all government | 1 On Page 3, Col. 8) j i | experienced seamstress for your living room on ' truck load or bushel also j - full time a famous Kowe or Smi tov A C. M Write at 4lc a. Phone 4-J97-'. stress ' care i co. j 12-16-2tc j food Bridge i Ship ' tomorrow | Briery Brunch women's j risonburg Fruit & Produce Co. j 5-9. 12-16-2tpl 1 Dec. 16 W - President today named Nelson A. 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