News, April 12, 1954


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News (Newspaper) - April 12, 1954, Frederick, Maryland Today's News Today NEA FEATURE SERVICE A. P. LEASED WIRE AND FEATURES Weather Forecast Clear and cooler tonight, low 30- 35 extreme west and 35-42 east and central, Tuesday mostly sunny, high 58-62. VOL. 151 Today I Press Run I Post FREDERICK, MD., MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1954 sEcXxToNs EIGHTEEN PAGES CENTS Day Given Two Years In Prison Man Involved In Jail Break Pleads Guilty To False Pretense Charge Norman L. Day, 25-year-old Gaithersburg man, was sentenced to a total of two years in the House of Correction by Associate Judge Patrick M. Schnauffer in Circuit Court this morning on criminal in- formations charging false pretense and escape, to which he pleaded guilty. Day was sentenced to 18 months on the information containing four false pretense counts and six months on the charge of escape from jail, the sentences to run con- currently. The defendant took the stand to name Nick Koprivich, of Weirton, W. Va., as the man who engineered the jail break nine aajs ago. Day surrendered at Point of Rocks to State Police the same night of the day the break occurred. Koprivich was arrested the next day in Mont- gomery county and taken to the penitentiary to begin serving a four-year term for robbing the Moose Club here. Presumably he will also face a jail break charge. Day testified that Koprivich prior to the night of the escape, had saw- ed the bar on an o'utside window on the second floor almost in two and filled it with soap. The defend- ant said it took Koprivich only 10 or 15 minutes to complete the job on the early morning of April 3. He had been sentenced the previous afternoon. Day said Koprivich was able in some way to pick the lock on his cell door and move out into the main cell block, where he worked on the window bar with a hacksaw blade. Day said he didn't know the blade came from, nor did he do any of the sawing. "Going: Out" But he said Koprivich, before he sentenced, had told him he was "going out" although he didn't say how. Day admitted that he had passed ihe four S25 checks charged in the criminal imormauou at stores 01 Henry's, Penney's, P. L. Hargett and Marlow's Liquors in this city, receiving in each case some mer- j chandise and cash. The checks, drawn on a Montgomery county bank, were returned marked "no account." Representatives of each store took the stand to identify the checks. State's Attorney Charles U. Price, who prosecuted, said there were three other checks for which no in- formation was drawn. He said Day had two other convictions for as- sault and battery and a suspended sentence for false pretense in Mont- gomery county. He added that De- tective Sergt. Norman Dietz. who made the investigation, had learn- ed Day was also on bond at the present time in Montgomery county on a forgery charge. Sheriff Horace M. Alexander said the escape took place between the hours of 1 and 7 on April 3. He said the escapees dropped from the sec- ond floor window to the ground level and removed a lock on an outside gate to get away. Judge Schnauffer said Day had been given every opportunity in the past, being under a suspended sen- tence. On the escape charge, even though Day did give himself up. the fact could not be overlooked that he did leave the jail to which he was confined and there were other prisoners who could have left but did not. Day, who is married but separat-' ed from his wife, declined counsel, j Proposal Would Send Commies Underground WASHINGTON (JV-Atty. Gen. Brownell today strongly opposed legislative proposals to outlaw the Communist party in this country. He said such action would hinder rather than help the drive against communism. The attorney general told a House J udiciary subcommit- tee that any law making it a crime, of itself, to join the party, would send the movement entirely un- ready difficult investigatory job of the FBI." Heart Attack Takes Life Of Sen. Griswold Former Governor Of Nebraska Stricken On Way Home Suspension For Driver A Frederick truck driver who was charged with follow ing "another truck too closely received a sus- pended S10 fine in a hearing be- fore Magistrate Wilbur F. Shef- field in Peoples Court this morn- ing. Sgt. Charles D. Mades of the State Police stopped Grayson F. Barthlow. West South street, on U. S. 40 east of Plane No. 4. on January 27. Barthlow admitted maintaining a distance of about 40 feet behind another truck, but as- serted he was Irving to pass the other truck. Magistrate Sheffield told Earth- low he was technically guilty of failing to stay at least 150 feet be- hind the other truck, but suspended the fine because of extenuating cir- cumstances. A former county resident Ben- jamin H. MaGaha, of Berlin, Pa., was ordered to pay weekly to his wife for support of their two in- fant children. In the hearing McGaha. who swore out trespass warrants against two Middletown men. asked to have those charges dismissed. McGaha charged Edward Fulmer and John Minnick with trespass on his property on Butterfly Lane on Saturday. The two men were as- sisting McGaha's wife in moving. McGaha was charged with non- support in a warrant sworn out on Sunday. E. Austin James repre- sented McGaha, and Alton Y. Ben- nett was attorney for Fulmer and Minnick. Charges against the lat- ter two vttM dismissed. Senator Dwight P. Griswold WASHINGTON Dwight P. Griswold three times governor of his state and former director of the American aid mis- sion to Greece, died early today after a heart attack. He was 60. Death, attributed to a coronary npHnsinTi PPTDP shorrlv after mid- night at the naval hospital at sub- urban Bethesda. Md. Mrs. Griswold was at the bedside. Griswold had been in the Senate since January 1953. He was elected to fill out two years remaining in the term of the late Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry. He had not announced publicly whether he would seek re- election this fall but had told friends he expected to be a candi- date. No change in the political lineup of the Senate is likely. The gover- nor of Nebraska, Robert C. Crosby, is a Republican and presumably will appoint a Republican successor to serve until the November elec- tion. The Senate composition is now 46 Republicans, 48 Democrats and 1 Independent. Griswold, although active in Re- publican political life for a quarter of a century, was named to several high positions in the Democratic administration of former President Truman. At the time of his appoint- ment to head the Greek aid mission In June 1947. the White House said he had been selected because he was "a good man. forthright and an able administrator." He was elected to three two- year terms as Nebraska governor in 1940. 1942 and 1944. While serv- ing his third term, he unsuccess- fully sought the Republican nomi- nation for the U. S. Senate. A big. plump, vigorous man, he listed fishing and hunting as among his favorite hobbies. He had played golf Saturday and again yesterday and attended an exhibition baseball game at Griffith Stadium' yesterday afternoon. He was stricken while driving home with Mrs. Griswold from a dinner at the home of Adm. and Mrs. Arthur Davis. 8 Parcels Of Realty At Tax Sales Only One Draws Spirited Bidding At Auction Held At Court House Only one property attracted spirited bidding this morning as eight parcels of real estate found conditional purchasers at the annual tax sales conducted by County Treasurer James H. Falk at the Court House. The number of sales was double that of a year ago but still well below the volume of years ago. Twenty years ago, for instance, 184 properties went on the auction block and only three were sold. Today's purchasers can start action to foreclose the tax sale certificate any time after a year and a day have elapsed, but they must bring such action within a two-year period. The former own- ers ma> redeem the properties at any time up until the final fore- closure upon paying taxes, costs and interest, plus the six per cent which today's purchasers will re- ceive on their investment. No possession rights are given until the final foreclosure. The only spirited bidding today was on 32 acres of woodland be- longing to the Dr. Frank Slotbower estate in Thurmont district. Taxes, interest and costs were and the property was bid up to S650 be- fore it was finally knocked down to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall E. Fish- paw. The only Frederick district prop- erty offered was that of Paul L. Romsburg at 234-36 Carroll Park- way, on which county, State and city taxes, interest and costs amounted to This prop- erty was bid in by the Farmers and Mechanics-Citizens National Bank at Other properties conditionally sold: William Bowie. Urbana district, one-half acre and improvements on Urbana-Kemptown road, total liens. S13.31. sold to Jesse Bowie and Nora M. Bowie for S37. William A. Zimmerman and Viola E. Zimmerman, New Market district, lour and a halt acres and improvements at Ijamsville. total liens. sold to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall E Fishpaw for 15. George T. Cooper. Petersville district, lot in New Addition, total liens, S811, sold to Arthur D. Simons for Robert L. Grove and wife, Lewis- town district, lot and improvements on Fishing Creek road, total liens, S439.62. sold to Charles E. Stup, Frederick, for Elizabeth A. Leonard, Tuscarora district, one and three-quarter acres, total liens, sold to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond R. Stup for S51. James H. King and Margaret A. King, Brunswick district, 11 West I street, county, state and Brunswick taxes, interest anri costs, S32.21. sold to Margaret H. Brown for Auctioneer Glenn H Trout called the sale, which in charge of Mr. Falk and his attorney, Amos A. Holler. The conditional pur- chasers only had to pay taxes, in- terest and costs today. Pedro Del Valle To Run For Nomination BALTIMORE (Pete) Del Valle. a retired Marine Corps general who lives in Howard Coun- ty near Elkridge. today announced a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor. He said he would campaign on a "state's rights and governmental economy" platform. Del Valle's surprise candidacy posed the possibility of a three- way race for the Republican nomi- nation in the primary June 28. Gov. McKeldin is expected to run for re-election, with indications he will have no opposition among reg- ular elements of the party. Temus (Tim) Bright. Baltimore automobile dealer, has also filed as a candidate. Del Valle, of Spanish extraction, was educated in Baltimore's public schools, graduated from the N'aval Academy at Annapolis in 1915. and has owned property in Howard County since before World War II. His wife is a former Annapolis girl. Kathenne Marchand Nelson. SLIGHT HEADWAY NEW YORK Wl The stock market made slight headway to- day in early dealings, and there w as plenty opposition to the Two Critical After Plune BALTIMORE A 17-year-old Baltimore girl and her date, a 19- year-old seaman from Long Island who is stationed at Norfolk, Va.. plunged mysteriously from the fifth floor balcony of a fashionable mid-town apartment house last night. Miss Marian Hoff and David Chertoff both were in critical con- dition at Mercy hospital today with fractures and internal injuries, the exact nature not yet completely determined. Police said Chertoff is from Lido Beach, L. I and was visiting here with a cousin. Joseph F. Brown, 19. of Long Beach. N. Y. Investigators said they had not been able to determine how the couple tumbled from the fifth floor balcony into an alleyway which runs between the apartment house and the Sheraton Belvedere Hotel. David Finkclstein. occupant of the fifth-floor apartment, said Miss Hoff and Chertoff went out on the balcony about 10 p.m. and he did not know anything had happened to them until the apartment house manager called him at p.m. Chertoff and Brown had been visiting Finkelstein and police said they apparently met Miss Hoff somewhere in Baltimore Saturday night. The girl, a clerk in a down- town department store and the daughter of a Baltimore grocer, j arrived al the Finkelstein apart- ment about p.m. Sunday. Police said Miss Hoff was carry- ing another woman's identifica- tion card. DIRECTORS ELECTED At a meeting of holders of week- ly deposits at the Fredencktown 1 Savings Instilution this morning the following directors were elect- ed: James H. Cramer, Charles W. Lough, G. Hunter Bowers, Alfred G. Zimmerman, Holden S. Felton, F. Ross Myers, Clyde E. Thomas, JJ. Richard Ramsburg, and W. Jar- boe Grove. An organization meet- l ing for the election of officers will held Tbumdw morning. State AAUW Officers Are Named Dr. Mabel Newcomer Heard At Final Session Held Over Weekend At Hood "There has probably been more questioning of the formal education process in the past decade than in any other period since we in -this country accepted the responsibility for making every citizen literate" said Dr. Mabel Newcomer, profes- sor of Economics at Vassar Col- lege to members of the American Association of University Women holding their State Division Confer- ence at Hood College over the past weekend. Dr. Newcomer discussed "Lib- eral Arts Education in a Special- ized Era" on Saturday afternoon as her part of the two-day program of the organization which chose as their convention topic "Education Around the World." Friday evening Dr. J. Russell Andrus. acting chief of the Educa- tion Division of the Foreign Opera- tions Administration, discussed his field of work. At the Saturday business session Mrs. Alexander Lewis, member of the Frederick Branch, announced her resignation as "second president. Elected to fill the posi- tion was Dr. Anne H. Matthews, Salisbury. Other officers elected included Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, Annapolis, treasurer; Mrs. John E. Dietz, Silver Spring, recording sec- retary, reelected. Mrs. William H. Maltbie. state president, presided. Mrs. William "R. Quynn is president of the host Frederick branch. Continuing her discussion of the liberal arts education problems Dr. Newcomer said they were partly due to the unusual period of change and uncertainty "which makes us less sure than normally of where we are going and how to get there" and partly because there has been a tremendous increase in the num- ber of students both in high schools and colleges. TVio nrtnKmmr! >v not only has there been an increase in the job of educators but a change in the characteristics of those to be educated. Students are a more "het- erogeneous group than formerly" and they come from all social and economic groups, for now, she ex- plained, a family does not have to be wealthy to educate children. Reasons for students entering colleges, (the speaker reported as finding under conditions where stu- dents felt free to talk) included a large proportion of men who come for professional training and occu- pational training, and many who feel it is the right place "To meet the right people" and for business assets. Women, she said, are less objec- tive in their reasons for higher edu- cation, saying thai a profession is the last thing most have in their minds today. It is more or less a period of waiting for future events such as marriage and many con- sider it "a good hunting ground." and that the degree itself is a social asset. However, Dr. Newcomer said, that regardless of their purposes. many of the students get interested in learning after they start classes. Since there is a problem of what to offer and what is needed for the present as well as the future and since the idea of what is necessary differs among educators. Dr. New- comer said it is important to get an "appropriate balance between facts i and In conclusion Dr. Newcomer offered as a partial solution to educators to begin to think by accepting students' own goals and I to train them to learn for them- I selves by teaching techniques of writing and speaking effectively. i In addition to Dr. Andrus at the Friday session speakers included I Dr. Janet Howell Clark. re- marked that 55 grants for school- 1 ing given by the A. A. U. W. were now in effect. During the luncheon Saturday. Thomas J. S. Waxtcr. Director of j the Department of Public Welfare I in Maryland, commented that Maryland, although it is one of the i wealthiest states in the union is I far behind in seeking cooperation 1 vith v omen of the state m estab- lishing better methods and facili- ties for caring for delinquent chil- dren. Guest? at the Saturday luncheon 'included Miss Anna Xicht. presi- dent of the Maryland Federation of j Business and Professional "VNomen: I Philip W Wood' president of j the Maryland League of Women Voters, and Mrs. J. Homer Rems- I berg, of the Frederick County Homemaker's Council. FIERY CRASH KILLS envelop the crumpled remains of a Trans-Canada Airlines North Star which collided in midair over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, with a Canadian Air Force training plane, killing 37 persons. Thirty-five of the victims were in the air liner, one in the training plane, and the other a cleaning woman, killed when wreckage set a house afire. r; I f-fj JL JLf Hospital Scott Key Hotel. Accomodations, Matnej. "The Anaeiobic Fermenta- ai I He charged last May that a i meals and entertainment in Fred- tion of Glucose and Xylose by Rest- died n b A member Qf the Romanian lega. enck will be provided bv the Cham- mg Cell Suspensions of Pasteurella v as a oassen-' tion here offered to help release ,ber of Commerce. Francis Scott Pestis." Kivoshi Higuchi and Satuifla. He a pas.en _ _ Hotel, automobile dealers and the Charles E. Carlm. Semi-Micro following. Potomac Edison Com- Method lor the Deiennmation of which col-! the sons if he spied for the Com- a car and hurst into mumsts flames on U S 40 near Ellicott Georgescu. former manager of Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey ,pany. Price Electric Company. Cellular Lipide in Microorganisms." lEveredy Companv, and Frederick RavmondE 2nd Lt .1 J. Omflev 20 of Elk- properties in Romania, rejected the i _, A 1T i i "Vrt fl i IM i t i nil f i inj enck business man. has announced Satnrriav i-i v v n tr.t-f, i tsucnaresi MOOKKf ihlJJ j j-ne mc; f-andidacv for the Boaid of the bie hardwood planing deimen suhjeci to the Republican The State Department, as a re- sult, ordered thc Romanian diplo- mat. Christache Zambeti. to leave the country. Zambeti left, protest- ing he had been framed. !n announcements today, the State Depaitment said the two box s. accompanied by a member C J. Nelson Shull. voung Fred- of thp American legation, left a tiee. His neck was broken. J. iNelson Shull For Board ,-cx. Hills Mr Virus Hitchhikers r Be Cancer Cause Windows Replaced And Broken Again H is getting difficult to keep win- dow panes intact in the slave quar- ters of thp Taney Home on South I streel. A representative of the home last week notified city police that 20 window panes in the property had been broken, presumably by chil- dren playing in the rear. He said today that after new- panes were installed, most of them broken agam. 'now the oldest in daih in tiie States After the State House visit, the Governor will be to the group for luncheon opcratcd here bv the F C romMltlon Crossing to via Cook Co for fouj. and convention. j vmpK about 15 houses th crorerv business on East: v T -m Keiu and Tou.inn .votcis. Firemen reported about noon -t_..t' old N. J. Wednesday morning the expedi- th hd th b, fd t th fat lick in enrm is a. thal cancers could be 1 tion will board the State yacht Po- by go foot planinir mill and lhc nam was From Cambridge, the will, jn fear embcrs nljght make LO.O.F. tnt RO bus io Eoslou nmip and set some ,u We couid acquire Ihe 'will be spent in the beautiful and of thern'aflic' saw active ruitN in the hjkers very )n lllc or cven luxurious Tidewater Inn as guests Xonp of ?hp workmen in 1bo 'heater aboard a mine born Thev would of the Easton Chamber of Com- nlant uas hill, hll, ,he sweeper _ ride harmlessly until something meire. mill itself was described as piacti- Hc ot the Linden happened. Something could make Early Tlnnsdav, the return trip a ,ota, No 0, Hills Civic Association and presi- ,he vlrus dangerous. Or will be made to Baltimore, via nlc damage was made immediate- denT of the Independent Retail somcthins could change in our L. S. 50 and the Chesapeake ]v hm the fire uiped ou, one of Grocers Association. He also was, bodies so the virus could take the bridge, for a mid-morning visit to thp toun-s iargest industries secretary for the latter group The change micht be acmg Fort McHenry. Seven fire companies pumped two y alterations in or some The tour will officially terminate water from South Fork creek to Mr. Shull is married, and the, other cvent Friday noon after morning visits j battle the flames. They came from j father of two children, a son and a Support for this'theory was to the Flag House and B. O. i as far away as Romney and War-! daughter. A member of the Evan- Bribed to the American Assn. for Museum densville Companies from Peters- selical Lutheran church, he is, Cancer Research by Dr. Ludwik While in Baltimore the group will burg and Burbngton slso pitched teacher and Sunday school superin-, Gross of the Veterans Adminiutrt- housed at ttM Lord BaH-tmcie JQ. j tendeot oi the tame Moo York, ;