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   Morning Herald (Newspaper) - October 21, 1947, Hagerstown, Maryland                                HERALD Foir, Warm Nice, brisk .evenings and mem- 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 Bur- hans Soys His Chamber Group To Get Facts "We need a bond issue (for building we need it William superin- tendent of -Washington county schools, told members of the Ha- gerstown 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 this-year's county levy, should get for build- 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 TheFrench dress, Brish said he feels there is a "desperate need for an immedi- 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 pace: the county program was stymied dur- ing the war years; natural enroll- ment is- 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 Cham- ber of Commerce meeting conduct- ed by the education committee of the Chamber. County Commis- sioner Winslow F. Burhans, chair- man of that committee, explained j that his group is currently gather- ing facts on the local school -pro- Sweeping Anti- Commu- nist Victory Claimed In Election By JOSEPH E. DYNAN Paris, Oct: 20 Charles de Gaulle emerged to- day as the major political leader in France supporting the views of the western democracies against the So- viet Union as his followers claimed a sweeping victory in Sunday's -municipal elec- tions. There were indications that the results would be reflected in the non-Communist government headed by Socialist Premier Paul Rama- (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 -wife 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- pelled 'her to ride naked beside hinr and raped-her in repealed-at- tacks. State Police Captain Joseph P. Crescio identified the killer as a 23-year-old Army Airforce veteran, Russell Davis, under guard in a hospital after an attempted sui- cide and reported in "fair" condi- 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 veterap, whose death wounds had not been determined pending 'an autopsy. Kidnaped after she saw her es- cort, Pare, killed in a fight on a lonely road early today, Capt. Crescio said, was Mrs. Marion Richards, 24, mother of two chil- 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 tell- 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 ?50.52 a week during September, the Bu- 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 report- ed in June. Ewan Clague, director of the BLS, told a news conference the average for weekly earnings in manufacturing compared with in pre-war "statis- tical" increase of about 112 per cent. But Clague .displayed a chart showing that the high cost of liv- 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 formei 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 Gaufte's 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- munists 30.65 percent, the Social- ists 19.5, the fading Popular Re- publican Movement (MRP) 9.1 and various other parties 2.35! De._ ,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 Newfound- 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 whicfc crashed and killed 53 per- sons near Bainbridge. Md.. last May 30 and the "squawks sheets" of the pilot "contain .an 'above- the-average 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 non-durable goods plants paid Average hourly earnings for all manufacturing was 11.251, but the secret of the -big jump, in take- hotne 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 Au- gust. The employment peak usually is reached in December because of the Christmas trade, but Septem- ber outstripped even the last De- cember's 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 to- day it has abandoned at least, tem- porarily its plans to take ovpr ad- ministration of occupied from the DRIVE ON SPEEDERS Sheriff's officers reported yester- day that they are continuing to push drive on speeders on coun- 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 Republi-' 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 diamond-encrusted 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 gov- ernment leaders put finishing touches today to a new Parlia- 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 ternoon 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 tradi- tion, advised them of the contents of the King's speech. Today's address, also written by he government and read by Lord owitt, the- Lord Chancellor, re- orted "substantial progress" to- vard economic reconstruction but warned of difficulties and further acrifices" ahead. "My government has been fully that our own difficulties cannot be overcome except in con- unction with other he King said. He added: "They have, therefore, warmly welcomed the initiative of the United-States in seeking to pro- Movie Producers Testify Film Capital Has'Reds' _ 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 raunist 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 TJn-America finally got its widely, advertised hearing on Communism under way. Employed Veterans Will Gel Training tasic Courses To Start In County Around No- vember 1 Among the representatives of Hollywood requested to appear as wit- nesses before the House Un-American Activities Committee, -four 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- vestigating 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 paYenUy started from a spark fron a tractor. TRUCK IS STUCK A large truck was stuck unde dry bridge at West Antiet.am an Prospect streets last night. Labor Government Dips Deeper Into Gold Reserves London, Oct. 20 Labor government announced to- 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 accom- panied by disclosure that the Treasury had obtain'ed an equal number of dollars through an ex- change of sterling with the inter national monetary fund. The sterling exchange made yesterday while the gojd 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 siderable 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 expect- 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 14-1 clock hours of instruction. The basic courses are required under the related training program. mote joint action by the govern- ments of the European nations to .ncrease production and extend in-, ternational trade, and they have the fulure- given this initiative their strong- 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 takethe necessary steps. ably represents for approximately a five-week period Britain's art- verse balance of trade with the I United States and other "hard cur- rency" imports she is unable to pay for from proceeds of her exports. The emergency financial moves were the first to be announced of- ficially since mid-September. To- 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- lantic 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 clocked.of- ficially at 100 miles an hour with gusts attaining 125 miles. They reached near-hurricane proportions by a. m., and their peak around 10 a. m., then passrd north of the island by a. m. The United States Naval Operat- ing Base and Kindley Field had been in the final stage of hurricane alarm since- early morning. At Kindley both military and civilian employes were ordered into the air raid shelters at the base hospital. 3oth civil and military aircraft, in- cluding U. S. service planes, had aeen evacuated yesterday. It was Bermuda's first hurricane :ince Large trees were up- rooted, and Hamilton's usually ord- erly streets were a mass oC tangled foliage. Window blinds and doors of private homes were ripped from their hinges. Pieces of stone, ce- 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 night.- There will be well trained teachers with a broad experience in indus- try. Courses will be free to veter- ans under the Gl Bill. 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, :V 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 build- 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 named: 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, vvood said "A tight, disciplined group of Communist, party mem- bers and party liners" have tried T.O years, to gain control of Hollywood unions and New Proposal To Be Offered BY Poullrymen Industry Says Chickens Gorging On Vital Grains Washington, Oct. 20 Food Boss Charles Luckman tonight turned down one pro- 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 grain-saving proposal then will be carried by Luckman into a meeting of President; Truman's cabinet food committee for their crutiny, it was revealed, and the ndustry group will meet with Luckman in the afternoon. Luckman rejected today's pro- posal on grounds that it carried no pecific 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 indus- 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 "cuickenless Thursdays" would be the best way to help' Europe, and conserve food .supplies. clearly indicated his willingness; to end the -poultryless day if'an adequate plan is forth- coming, saying: ''We will entertain any specific program to conserve grain at-the 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 back-to-work movement began Sept. 5 at the Key Highway shipyard of the Bethle- hem Ste.pl 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 30-day period in which only .03 of an inch of rain has fallen. The last rain of any sizeable proportions occurred on Septem- ber 22. That was several days be- fore the Hagerstown weather sta- tion began operating, but the rain that morning measured .22 of an inch at Chewsville, and probably about the same amount in Hagers- 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 nierht on a state warrant charging him with assault on Edward Ware, Negro, first block of West North street- According to the police report on Sunday's raid of Thomas- 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 disor- 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 Work- 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 every- thing: possible to settle this matter in a peaceful manner through col- lective, and charging the company with "deliberate re- fusal to meet with the union com- mittee." The union said that it has "notified both the Federal Media- tion and Conciliation Service and the State Conciliation Service of the dispute. The Federal Concilia- tion Service will not intervene in such a-small dispute, in line "with its new policy adopted under the Taft-Hartley Act" The union said it is "willing to meet directly with the company, or accept the services of a concilia- tor. The sooner the company sits down and negotiates a new agree- ment, the sooner will the dispute at the Colonial Hardwood Flooring Company be settled. The union and the workers are'ready to negoti- 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. [shooting 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 nnlv i.09 inches of rain at Chews- appear when'the court reconvened ville. 1 after a weekend recess. Sasscer Favors Loans To Europe Washington. Oct. 20 Sasscer, (D-Md.> 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 na-   

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