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Morning Herald (Newspaper) - October 21, 1947, Hagerstown, Maryland HERALD Foir Warm Nice brisk evenings and though VOL LI No 248 HAGERSTOWN MARYLAND TUESDAY OCTOBER 21 1947 Associated Press SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS Ban On Chickens Thursdays Will Continue Bond Issue Needed Now School Superintendent Says County Has Ability To Pay for Bond Commissioner hans Soys His Chamber Group To Get Facts We need a bond issue for building we need it William tendent of county schools told members of the Chamber of Commerce at Hotel Alexander yesterday Brish pointed out that the School Board will get from the new sales tax for building schools and on that basis of county levy should get for ing from county funds We need at least at once for building purposes he contended County Able to Quoting facts and figures Brish said he feels the county has the ability to pay for a bond issue at the present time The cost of such a bond issue he said will cost less than the amount of will be available for the purpose At one point in his one-hour ad- Gen DeGaulle Is top Leader 01 dress Brish said he feels there is a desperate need for an ate bond issue and I stand before public opinion on that statement Reasons given for starting at once on the broad school expansion program instead of continuing at the present leisurely the county program was stymied ing the war years natural ment on the increase in the schools and the birth rate in the county is on the rise Superintendent Brish outlined his views at a special public ber of Commerce meeting ed by the education committee of the Chamber County Winslow F Burhans man of that committee explained j that his group is currently ing facts on the local school Sweeping Anti- nist Victory Claimed In Election By JOSEPH E DYNAN Paris 20 Charles de Gaulle emerged day as the major political leader in France supporting the views of the western democracies against the viet Union as his followers claimed a sweeping victory in Sunday's tions There were indications that the results would be reflected in the non-Communist government headed by Socialist Premier Paul Continued on Page 2 Rape Slaying Workers Pay Hits New Peak Four-Hour Ride of Terror Described By Young Army Wife Dracut Mass Oct 20 young estranged Army told police today that a gunman she saw slay her male companion kidnaped her for a four-hour ride of terror during which he com- her to ride naked beside hinr and in tacks State Police Captain Joseph P Crescio identified the killer as a Army Airforce veteran Russell Davis under guard in a hospital after an attempted cide and reported in fair tion tonight Capt Rescio said when Davis recovers sufficiently he will be charged with murder in the slaying of Edward Pare 32 Lowell Mass construction worker and also a whose death wounds had not been determined pending an autopsy Kidnaped after she saw her cort Pare killed in a fight on a lonely road early today Capt Crescio said was Mrs Marion Richards 24 mother of two dren and separated from an Army sergeant now stationed in Italy I saw the gleam of a knife during the struggle Mrs Richards was quoted as saying after ing police that the slayer came Industrial Jobs At New High But Farm Em- ployment Off Washington Oct 20 three million Americans worked in industrial jobs and averaged a week during September the reau of Labor Statistics reported today Both figures set new records for industry Agricultural employment was on the down grade however so the total number of jobs in the nation was less than the ed in June Ewan Clague director of the BLS told a news conference the average for weekly earnings in manufacturing compared with in tical increase of about 112 per cent But Clague displayed a chart showing that the high cost of ing today compared with August 1939 cut this increase to about 30 per cent September earnings represented a rise of a week over the An- De Gaulle remained silent but a long-time follower Andrew Mai raux noted author and cabinet minister declared that the general would take power only after a referendum demonstrating his support and in no case woulc he try to seize authority by force Less than 20 percent of the votes cast in the election were counted but the candidates of De new Rally of the French Peopl RPF were leading in all por tions of the nation Newspaper of practically all political shade viewed De Gaulle as the leader o the largest political force in th country Mounting returns gave the RP 38.4 percent of the vote the Com- 30.65 percent the ists 19.5 the fading Popular Re- publican Movement MRP 9.1 and various other parties tp power in the Coast Guardsmen Rescue Ill-Fated Plane's Passengers A lifeboat from the Coast Guard cutter Bibb pulls away from the Bermuda Sky Queen with some of the 69 passengers and crew saved after the plane ran out of gas and came down SOO miles off land A second rescue craft is under the wing on the port side of the fuselage The rescued were brought to Boston international Film Figures At Red Probe Continued On Page 2 Continued on Page 2 Eastern Airlines Plane Log Lists Many Complaints Washington Oct 20 log of an Eastern Airlines plane crashed and killed 53 sons near Bainbridge Md last May 30 and the squawks sheets of the pilot contain an number of com- a Senate report declared today The report was prepared by Carl DoTan aeronautics expert for the subcommittee on aviation of the Senate Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee The report noted that faulty maintenance and inspection were involved in the Memorial Day mishap Dolan said the plane log listed a number of repairs some of a temporary nature which were made after the airline put it into service gust average of Durable goods industries paid an average of a week in September while goods plants paid Average hourly earnings for all manufacturing was 11.251 but the secret of the jump in pay was in the amount of overtime Clague said the extra hours resulted from more capital outlay Industries averaged 40.3 hours per week compared to 39.8 in gust The employment peak usually is reached in December because of the Christmas trade but ber outstripped even the last De- high Clague said it was reasonable to assume it would be even higher this Christmas season PLAN ABANDONED Washington Oct 20 The State Department announced day it has abandoned at least its plans to take ad- ministration of occupied from the DRIVE ON SPEEDERS Sheriff's officers reported day that they are continuing to push drive on speeders on ty roads During the past few days over a violators have been arrested Eisenhower Hooks Up With Elephant x Washington Oct 20 General Dwight D Eisenhour hooked up with an elephant it had nothing to do with the can party U came in the form of Denmark's highest Order of Knight of the to the U S Chief of Staff at a Danish Embassy dinner Embassy officials said the medal one of the oldest decorations in the world is usually awarded only to princes of royal blood They said the knighthood title of Sir does not go with it however and so it will King George Praises Initiative OfThe U Labor Government Launches British Re- covery Program London Oct 20 leaders put finishing touches today to a new mentary program expected to be devoted largely to British eco- nomic recovery Back from more than two months recess members of both houses of Parliament met briefly this at to hear the speech of King George VI in which he praised the United States for taking the initiative in promoting European economic recovery Shortly before today's session Prime Minister Attlee called a special cabinet meeting for a final decision on the proposals to be contained in the King's address The junior ministers had tea at No 10 Downing street this after- and Attlee following tion advised them of the contents of the King's speech Today's address also written by he government and read by Lord Lord Chancellor re- substantial progress vard economic reconstruction but warned of difficulties and further ahead My government has been fully that our own difficulties cannot be overcome except in con- unction with other he King said He They have therefore warmly welcomed the initiative of the in seeking to Movie Producers Testify Film Capital Sam Wood Says Film Capital Reds Raised for Communist Party At Meeting Attended By Hepburn By DOUGLAS B CORNELL Washington Oct 20 movie producers testified today tha people with un-American leanings have bored into Hollywood and that Reds in the film capital contribute substantial sums to the Com party Sam Wood veteran independent producer and director said unde oath that at a recent meeting at which Actress Katherine Hepbur appeared Hollywood Communists raised Wood and Jack L Warner vice president of Warner Brother were the first witnesses when the House Committee on finally got its widely advertised hearing on Communism under way Employed Veterans Will Gel Training tasic Courses To Start In County Around No- 1 Among the representatives of Hollywood requested to appear as before the House Un-American Activities Committee of the film figures arrive in Washington They are left to right Ring Lardner Jr writer and Larry Parks actor Edward Dmytruk director and Adrian Scott producer The committee is in- charges Communists have infiltrated the movie industry International not conflict with ring Americans foreign titles regulations bar from accepting Yesterday's Weather t Hagerstown Weather Station Maximum 79 Minimum 51 Clear northeast wind GRASS FIRE Funkstown firemen were caller to extinguish a grass fire on farm in the Beaver Creek section yesterday afternoon but the blaze had been put ont before they ar rived Firemen said the fire ap started from a spark fron a tractor TRUCK IS STUCK A large truck was stuck unde dry bridge at West an Prospect streets last night Labor Government Dips Deeper Into Gold Reserves London Oct 20 Labor government announced night another dip into the country's gold reserves on the eve of a new session of Parliament and in the midst of an economic crisis Announcement of sale of the gold to the United States in ex- change for dollars was by disclosure that the Treasury had an equal number of dollars through an ex- change of sterling with the inter national monetary fund The sterling exchange made yesterday while the was the total of sales over the last month a Treasury announcement said Similar disclosures will be made monthly hereafter the statement added It said arrangements had been made for various shipments of cold at suitable in Island Of Bermuda Considerable Damage Is Caused By 100 Mile Winds Hamilton Bermuda Oct 20 hurricane the first in 21 years lashed across this fashionable Brit ish island resort colony today io more than an hour causing con property damage No los of life was reported The hurricane veered to the Various Basic training courses for em- loyed veterans are being planned here to be conducted by the local Board of Education with approval of the State board it was revealed esterday by Alfred Roth super- visor of vocational education for he public schools of the county The training program is ed to be uniform throughout the state and will cover four years of instruction The Veterans Administration it was announced will check and qualify veterans for this training Those taking the courses will be bonafide indentured apprentices The training is expected to greatly increase their efficiency when they become full journeymen at then trades Tne basic training for the first year will include mathematics science print reading sketching safety training human relations and trade technology consisting of clock hours of instruction The basic courses are required under the related training program mote joint action by the ments of the European nations to production and extend in- trade and they have the given this initiative their The total presum est Declarations Are Urged By Governor Annapolis Md Oct 20 ernor Lane today urged all persons residing in Maryland who are not citizens to declare their intention of becoming citizens in order to qualify for next year's elections Under state law it is necessary for a person moving into the state to declare an intention to become a citizen a year prior to being eligible to vote In a proclamation Lane said since it was in the best interests of democracy and government that citizens exercise fully the right of should take the necessary steps should necessary steps ably represents for approximately a five-week period Britain's verse balance of trade with the I United States and other hard rency imports she is unable to pay for from proceeds of her exports The emergency financial moves were the first to be announced of- since mid-September gether with a gold sale then and an exchange of sterling for they make a total of drawn from the emergency sources since the August 20 end of convertibility of sterling The Treasury statement made a point of discounting reports of actual shipments of gold which it noted depend upon the peo graphical distribution of reserves and are not necessarily related to sales northeast and headed into the At- Ocean apparently removing any threat that it might strike the East Coast of the United States but still endangering any shipping in its path The high winds were at 100 miles an hour with gusts attaining 125 miles They reached proportions by a m and their peak around 10 a m then north of the island by a m The United States Naval ing Base and Kindley Field had been in the final stage of hurricane alarm early morning At Kindley both military and civilian employes were ordered into the air raid shelters at the base hospital civil and military aircraft in- U S service planes had evacuated yesterday It was Bermuda's first hurricane Large trees were rooted and Hamilton's usually erly streets were a mass oC tangled foliage Window blinds and doors of private homes were ripped from their hinges Pieces of stone ment slated and corrugated iron torn from roofs The classes will be held in the evening at the senior high school two nights each week with two hours of instruction each There will be well trained teachers with a broad experience in try Courses will be free to ans under the Gl Instruction materials and class room space will be provided Roth who will supervise the training said the training will be- gin Nov 1 or soon afterwards second year of training will heard later Adolph Menjou is on tomorrow's witness list The investigation got going with only a single minor squabble and plenty of camera grinding under a battery of flood lights Spectators lined up an hour be- fore the doors of the huge caucus room in the old House office ng were thrown open But then there were seats to spare Radio and television recorded the show and 185 reporters were on hand While Warner shied away from identifying anyone as a Com- munist Wood called screen writers the most dangerous group in the movie industry He said he knows positively the group includes Communists And in response to a request from the committee he Donald Ogden Stewart Dalton Trumbo and John Howard Lawson Committee Investigator Robert E Stripling wanted to know whether Hollywood Communists contribute funds to the Communist party Wood said they make sub- stantial contributions and that the he said was raised at a meeting Miss Hepburn attended didn't go to the Boy Scouts In a statement handed reporters said A tight disciplined group of Communist party bers and party liners have tried years to gain control of Hollywood unions and New Proposal To Be Offered BY Industry Says Chickens Gorging On Vital Grains Washington Oct 20 Food Boss Charles Luckman tonight turned down one posal for ending poultryless Thursday but the poultry and feed industry promised to bring back a better one by breakfast time tomorrow We think it will be said a spokesman for the National Poultry Producers Federation He said it would be in the hands of Luckman chairman of the Citizens Food Committee by'9 BST The proposal then will be carried by Luckman into a meeting of President Truman's cabinet food committee for their it was revealed and the group will meet with Luckman in the afternoon Luckman rejected today's posal on grounds that it carried no conservation steps which would make it a suitable ute for poultryless l Thursday After a five-hour closed door session which ended in deadlock Luckman told newsmen the try plan was not specific enough in terras of guaranteed savings of grain for Europe The poultry dealers had told the committee it was learned that millions of fowl are gorging on vital grains and that eliminating Thursdays would be the best way to help Europe and conserve food supplies clearly indicated his willingness to end the day adequate plan is coming We will entertain any specific program to conserve grain source rather than at the con- sumer end The National Poultry Producers Federation and commercial feed manufacturers brought into session a promise that they would encourage savings in feed grains Continued on Page 2 Union Reports Promises of Financial Aid From CIO guilds Had they succeeded he said they would have been able to control the contents of pictures Continued on Page 2 WORKERS RETURN Baltimore Oct 20 and employes have re- turned to duty since a movement began Sept 5 at the Key Highway shipyard of the hem Company a spokesman for the firm stated today Drought Remains Unbroken Locally Barring a sudden change in the weather outlook Hagerstown will complete tomorrow a period in which only 03 of an inch of rain has fallen The last rain of any sizeable proportions occurred on ber 22 That was several days be- fore the Hagerstown weather tion began operating but the rain that morning measured 22 of an inch at Chewsville and probably about the same amount in town Only a few traces and one drizzle that amounted to 03 of an Thomas Accused Of Assault Here Napolean Thomas 35 Negro Bloom Court was arrested last on a state warrant charging him with assault on Edward Ware Negro first block of West North According to the police report on Sunday's raid of house Ware was one of three men who earlier spent marked money in the house to provide evidence for police In the raid Thomas was arrested and charged with operating a derly house and illegally selling liquor Twenty-five other Negroes were arrested on disorderly con- charges and large stocks of Adequate financial support for the Colonial Hardwood Flooring Company Inc employes who stopped work in a labor dispute on October 3 has been pledged by several CIO locals in Hagerstown Local 472 United Furniture ers CIO said yesterday The union said that An im- passe has been reached in the situation at the local industry The union standpoint is no contract no work a statement said declaring that the union has done possible to settle this matter in a peaceful manner through col- and charging the company with deliberate re- to meet with the union com- The union said that it has notified both the Federal tion and Conciliation Service and the State Conciliation Service of the dispute The Federal tion Service will not intervene in such dispute in line with its new policy adopted under the Act The union said it is willing to meet directly with the company or accept the services of a tor The sooner the company sits down and negotiates a new ment the sooner will the dispute at the Colonial Hardwood Flooring Company be settled The union and the workers to ate liquor were confiscated A hearing on charges against Thomas is slated for Wednesday morning in city court TRIAL POSTPONED Havana Oct 20 trial of dancer Patricia Satira Schmidt charged with homicide in the fatal inch have fallen here since of Charles Lester Mee The drought which began with the first of September completed 50 days yesterday which produced of Chicago April 8 was postponed today until Oct 31 because an attorney and 45 witnesses failed to inches of rain at appear court reconvened ville 1 after a weekend recess Sasscer Favors Loans To Europe Washington Oct 20 Sasscer said today that further U S loans to European countries may make them self sustaining and may prevent War III Sasscer just returned from an trip through with members of the House Armed Services Committee told a reporter that American aid should be on provisions that European tions do as much as CAB help
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