Salisbury Times, March 14, 1964

Salisbury Times

March 14, 1964

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Salisbury Times, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1964, Salisbury, Maryland WEATHER. Rain. Sunday clear- ing and cooler. (See page TEMPERATURES. At 7 a.m., 49; lew last night, 32; for 24 hours up to 5 p.rn yesterday: high, 52; low, 29. A year ago: high, 68; low, 48. THE SALISBURY TIMES Delmarva's Largest Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION VOL. 41 NO. 88 PHONE PI 9-7171 SALISBURY, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1964 PACES 42C TAWES PUSHES HD. ANTI-BIAS BILL SELF-ADMIRATION. Peacocks aren't the only birds who like to preen and show off. Here's a mocking bird who sits atop an auto- mobile windshield in the Newton St. area and admires his own reflection. Neighbors say the bird has been around the area for about a a year. All during the day he can be seen sitting on windshields, flapping his wings, stretching his legs, and enjoying his own reflection. Other birds which try to join him are quickly chased away. Picture was shot a block away with special telephoto lens since no one can get near the bird. (Times Photo) Sussex Man Dies In Wreck Of Automobile SEAFORD William Nelson Palmer, 38, BridgevUle RFD, died late last night or early this morning when he was pin- ned under his overturned car along Route 532 about three miles north of here, according to Delaware State Police. A passing motorist found him about a.m. this morning and reported it to the police. Palmer was taken to Nanti- coke Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival by >r. John Rawlins. Police said the car had ap- jarently been headed north on iloute 532 when it ran off the roadway along a slight curve. Palmer was thrown out and pin- ned underneath. He was still wearing the uni- 'orm of the Coast Guard auxili- ary and was believed to have attended last night's meeting in Flotilla 16, of which he is the commanding officer, police said. Palmer is an accountant who las worked for a local bank, but was more recently taking a course in computer machin- ery. He is survived by a wife and son. Burial arrangements were not complete this morning at the Watson Funeral Home. Sanford Attacks Delegate As Beauty Parlor Lobbyist ANNAPOLIS John R. Hardwicke, R-Harford, said Friday night a charge that he accepted a fee in a con- flict of interests was "an un- precedented, vitriolic and scur- rilous attack." Hardwicke responded in a news statement and a floor speech to the charge leveled at him earlier in the day by Sens. John Sanford, D Worcester, and George E. Snyder, D-Wash- ington. He noted that Sanford and Snyder spoke on the Senate floor, where they were immune from "any lawsuits." Under similar immunity, hs said Sanford himself had "re- ceived numerous fees for work that he has done for the State Roads Commission." Snyder and Sanford said the Harford County delegate had worked as a paid lobbyist and as a legislator simultaneously on the same piece of legislation -a bill to regulate beauty par- lors and beauty schools. Hardwicke replied that: fee was not received it for work done as a lawyer outside the legis- lature. -He had asked the attorney general in advance whether he could accept the job. Atty. Gen. Robert C. Murphy replied in writing with "no hesitancy" that the work would not involve any violation of the state's conflict of interest laws. Snyder said he had received many comments, including "a nasty suggesting that many members of the Maryland Hairdressers and Cosmetolog- ists Association had been as- sessed each and been given the impression that this was to assure passage of a bill co-spon- sored by Hardwicke. The mea- sure would have regulated beauty parlor and beauty school operations, but it died in the Senate during the last regular session of the legislature. "No lawmaker should also be a paid said Snyder. Sanford called Hardwicke "a knight on a white horse from Harford County" and said he had been told by his wife, a fre- quent visitor of beauty parlors, that the measure was a "well greased bill." "I've been accused of many things in my time and I've been guilty of some of said Sanford, "butTve-fievwnb'een guilty of double-dealing and ac- cepting a Hardwicke, in responding to the attack, apologized to the House for "speaking on some- thing which in real perspective is not of great moment or of great value, but involves the most precious thing I reputation." He then read a statement is- ued earlier to newsmen. It said he had been requested by Gov. Tawes to serve on a commission to draft the beauty parlor-school bill, that he had spent "many weeks and hours" as a lawyer for the hairdressers association, and that he wel- comed an investigation of his role. When he concluded by asking his colleagues to ''believe in me" and saying they should get back to "important work" in this special session of the legis- ture, Hardwicke received pro- longed applause from a cham- ber full of standing delegates. Resort Plans Easter Program OCEAN CITY Plans for the coming Easter season, in- cluding this resort's An- nual Easter Parade, were an- nounced this week by the town's public relations director, Jomes E. Crosby. The Easter program begins a cantata, "To pre- on March 22, Palm Sunday, with sented by the combined choirs of Ocean City under the direc- tion of Mrs. Omar Todd. It will begin at 4 p.m. in the 1st. Presbyterian Church, 12th and Philadelphia Ave. There will be a celebration of Holy Communion March 26, Maunday Thursday, in the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Episcopal churches at 8 p.m. and the Catholic Church at p.m. In Today's Times Amusements ............12 Ann Landers ............16 Bridge 9 Building Pages 9 Church Pages ..........23 Classified 12-13-14 Comics ................15 Crossword Puzrie ......14 Deaths-Funerals ........10 Drew Pearson 8 Editorial Page 4 Family Weekly Supplement Local Happenings 5 Sports Pages ..........6-7 Television 12 Weather and Tide ......12 On Good Friday, March 27, there will be a union service by Methodist, Presbyterian, and Episcopal churches in the Epis- copal Church, 3rd and Balti- more Ave., between noon and 3 p.m. Good Friday will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Star cf the Sea Catholic Church between 3 and p.m. THE ANNUAL EASTER Egg Hunt will be held Saturday March 28 at 2 p.m. on the school grounds at Philadelphia Ave. and 3rd. St. and will be spon- sored by the Ocean City Lions Ci..i idu. Easter Sunday activities will begin with Sunrise Services in the Bandsheli on the Boardwalk at Somerset St. This is a com- bined service of all the churches of Ocean City. The service will begin at a.m. Following the service, a bene- fit breakfast will be served by the Atlantic Methodist Church at 4th and Baltimore Ave. The Easter Parade and Band Concert will begin at p.m. in the Bandsheli with prizes to be given away. The judges will be from the Ocean City Junior Board, Women's Club of Ocean City and the Berlin-Ocean City JanCees. The Berlin-Ocean City Junior Chamber of Commerca will arrange and marshal the parade. The concert will be bj the Ocean City Concert Band, under the direction of John Croce and assisted by G. Lester Esham. Parents Of Fire Victim Are Burned Out HEBRON A second fire within a week was fought last night at the home of an aged couple whose son died last Sun- day in a fire that burned them out. Asst. Fire Chief Kenneth Jack- sen said Hebron firemen con fined last night's blaze to the chimney. Mr. and Mrs. Lee In- scoe had just moved into an- other house yesterday on Rail- road Ave. Damage in last night's fire was called "minor." Hebron firemen responded to the alarm at 8 p.m. The Inscoe's son, 48-year-old Frank C. Inscce, died in last Sunday's fire. Norman White, an assistant, was unable to reach the second floor because of intense heat and smoke. White rescued the 72-year-old Lee Inscoe and his 75-year-old wife, Carrie, sleeping on the first floor. Since the fire, the elderly couple had been livint across the street with Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Jcnes. Yester- day they moved into another house. Jackson said a state assistant fire marshal. Robert H. Oil- lehunt, said investigation show- ed that the first Inscoe fire was caused by A faulty chim- ney. Sunday Dinner Bivalve, Md See menu, Page ad Court To Hear Johnson Appeal On April 16 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A former Maryland congressman is appealing his conspiracy to defraud the gov- ernment in a Maryland savings and loan scandal. Thomas F. Johnscn of Berlin, Md., contends he was convicted as a result cf a speech he made on the floor of the House of Rep- resentatives in 1960. Johnson asks the 4th U.S. Cir- cuit Court of Appeals to uphold his contention that a congress- man is immune from prosecu- tion for what he says on the house floor. He said this in the first case of its kind in Anglo-American law since the English Parlia- ment passed the Bill of Rights in 1688. The circuit court will hear the appeal April 16. The Department of Justice ac- cused Johnson of making the speech in the house in defense of savings and loan leaders in return for campaign contribu- tions. Johnson said he made the speech to show there was no conspiracy between savings and lean officials. He said the cam- paign contributions he later re- ceived from the officials did not prompt the speech. The government said Johnscn represented the Moryland as- sociations in an attempt to have the Department of Justice drop fraud charges against the as- sociatoins. Johnson denies this, adding that Atty. Gen. Robert F. Ken- nedy did nothing to discourage his visits to the department. He said there was no evidence to show he was being compensated for his efforts. Boy Who Refuses Blood Transfusion Seen Improving Although Peninsula General Hospital reports list the condi- tion of Charles Warren Sens Jr. as critical today, the Ocean City youth continues to show seme improvement. Injured last Sunday in a truck accident on the Riverside Dr., the Sens boy is recovering slowly from blood loss which his religion and faith refuses to replace by transfusion. Doc- tors have a court order author- izing transfusions but hesitate unless death is imminent. A picture of Warren and a girl in yesterday's Times in- correctly identified the girl as Miss Jill Powell, 16, who has been visiting him at the hospi- tal. The girl in the picture, taken at the Wicomico Senior High School prom last June, was Patricia B. Armstrong of Pacific Ave. The Times regrets (See YOUTH, page 10) Coin Operated Dry cleaning Star Ldy., 900 N. Sal. Blvd.-ad RUBY'S FATE IN JURY HANDS Jack cell by deputy sheriffs last night after his Ruby, left center; is-escorted badMo hit ease weat to'the jury. Jury Deliberates Fate Of Jack Ruby By RELMAN MORIN DALLAS (AP) The jury in Jack Ruby's murder trial re- turned to the courtroom at a..m. (CST) today after break- fast and was ready to begin deliberating his fate. Election of a foreman was the first order of business, as Judge Joe B. Brown instructed the jurors when the court re- cessed at a..m. this morn- ing. The conference room where the jurors are expected to de- cide the verdict in the historic case is just off the main court- room, connected with it by a door behind the judge's hench. Ruby sat through five hours of arguments Friday night, un- moving and with a face like a mask. Ruby killed Lee Harvey Os- wald in the Dallas police station Nov. 24. Oswald was accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy. Ruby's defense is temporary insanity. When Judge Joe B. Brown told the jury to retire, he said, "I .presume you will want to be- gin deliberations in the morn- ing." Most of the jurors nodded in the affirmative. The judge in- structed the eight men and four women to elect a foreman, be- gin deliberations and "then write your verdict on the forms provided for that purpose." In Texas, the jury not only determines guilt or innocence; it also fixes the extent of the penalty. Ruby faces death in the elec- tric chair if the jurors decide on the maximum penalty. Four prosecution attorneys in the long, grinding night session, asked for the death penalty. The other possible sentences run from two years to life in the penitentiary. A prison sen- tence, of five years or less, could be suspended. During the nnal five-hour ses- sion in a jam-packed courtroom all but a few specta- tors remained to the Atty. Henry M. Wade and his three aides said "American just- tice is on trial." Chief defense counsel Melvin Belli and his two assistants ar- gued that Ruby is "a sick man very sick man." They urged the jurors to "send him where he belongs." Presumably, they meant a mental institution. Belli said before the fina summations he did not believe the jury would take long to ar- rive at a verdict. He said he thought the verdict might come in today or Sunday at the latest Texas law provides that a jury can deliberate on Sunday and come in with the verdict on Sunday. Tattooed WRAC Gets Show Bid LONDON (AP) -Rusty Field, the girl the army has banned from displaying her 62 tattoos, has been deluged with offers to go into show business. Rusty, a 20-year-old red- haired private in the Women's Royal Army Corps, says she has been asked to put her tat- toos on exhibit in cabarets, cir- cuses and fairs. She says she's interested but show business will have to wait. "I don't feel my body is yet covered in enough tattoos to ap- pear in said Rusty. "In any case. I couldn't consider going into show business until I leave the army in June." "I spend more than my weA- ly pay on tattoos, and I want to get most of my body she said. The army has warned her that if a tattoo shows above her collar or below her sleeves or her skirt hem, she will face disciplinary action. Rusty's arms are a mass of snakes, panthers, cats, Chinese design, butterflies and flowers. Her back, chest and thighs are covered with devils, dragons and lizards. "The oilier girls think I'm crazy, but I just like to be dif- she explained. Deputy Sheriff Charged In Crash A Wicomico County deputy sheriff was charged with speed greater than reasonable Mow- ing a two-car accident yester- day on S. Salisbury Blvd. near Lloyd St., Salisbury Police said today. Police said the county offi- cer, Alvah L. Northam, 32, of 401 Liberty St., was headed south jtiuitt AJRL aad col- lided with the rear of a stopped vehicle operated by Charles A. Easton III, 23, of 315 Maryland Ave. Salisbury Police said Eas- ton had stopped to allow a car in front of him to make a left turn onto Lloyd St. Damage to the county-owned car driven by Northam was es- timated at and to F 'on's car, English Grill Bakethop Special! 14K Gold Layer Cake Save 30c. Fri., Sat., Sun. adv. Beach Erosion Hearing Is Set In Ocean City BALTIMORE public hearing scheduled in Ocean City next month will launch an Army Corps of Engineers study of beach erosion on Maryland's Atlantic Coast. Col. Roy S. Kelley, engineer in charge of the corps' Balti- more district, announced today the hearing would be held at 7 p.m. in the American Legion hall in Ocean City on April 15th. The Army Engineers were di- rected to make the study by a resolution of the House Public Works Committee last June. It would be the first study of its kind of the Maryland coast. Kelley said a similar study ol the Delaware coast is under way and will be coordinated with the one to be made of Maryland's Atlantic shoreline, all of which lies in Worcester County. The area to be studied was severely damaged during the March, 1962 tidal storm. Tempo- rary protective sand dunes were built from Ocean City to the Delaware line after the storm. Access Law Would Apply To All Counties By HERB THOMPSON ANNAPOLIS Acced- ng firm word from Gov. Tawes, he Maryland House Judiciary Committee voted today to ex- tend the law on equal public ac- commodations to all 23 counties. The committee, by a 17-9 vote, overrode the traditional cour- ;esy of allowing counties to be exempted from a state law. It s the third time in the six years of his administration that Gov. Tawes has urged the legislature to ignore the privilege of local option. His wishes were relayed to the House Judiciary Committee by the Democratic floor leader, Del. W. Dale Hess, D-Harford. Without reservation, the gov- ernor would like to see the en- jre state under the equal ac- commodaions said Hess. So there would be no doubt, emphasized he was speaking as the governor's floor leader. The committee tirst refused to ;rant a request for the exemp- tion of Caroline, Talbot, Somer- set and Wicomico counties. It then knocked out exemptions granted Friday in the senate to Four other Eastern Shore coun- aes. The next test will come" on the louse floor sometime later this afternoon. The equal public accommoda- tions will not be taken up until after the house takes a final vote on congressional redistricting, the other main reason for which the legislature convened in spec- ial session Wednesday. It was clear the executive would have to use force com- parable to his legislative tri- umphs on Baltimore City court reform and slot machine aboli-- tion to get the accommodations bill enacted in the form he wanted. But the move to redraw con- gressional district lines in a manner which would meet Su- preme Court tests appeared to be progressing of its own mo- mentum. After the Senate had killed off a controversial plan prepared especially for the spe- cial session, the House began action on a bill more likely to win legislative approval. Unlike the bill drafted by a committee of legislators, the House bill leaves the county lines pretty much intact and does not carve up the large metropolitan areas into as many different districts. It also combines the Eastern Shore with Harford, near the head of the bay, rather than with Southern Maryland bay- side counties. As passed by the Senate and taken up by the House Judiciary Committee today, the bill to re- quire equal service for Negroes in restaurants, hotels and mo- tels exempted the Eastern Shore counties of Dorchester, Worces- ter, Queen Amies and Kent. The exodus, which was to be continued in the House by four other Eastern Shore counties not presently covered by a 1963 law, was started by Sens. Fred- erick C. Malkus, D-Dorchester, and John L. Sanford, D-Worces- ter. When their counties were let out without any opposition, Sen. Robert P. Dean of Queen Annes arose. He said he had hoped the bill would go through without any exemptions, but since two coun- ties we already out he would move to exempt Queen Annes. Sen. Percy M. Hepbron men fol- lowed with his amendment for Kent. Tawes forces .hoped to force ttie bill into a joint conference committee of the Senate and- House before Hie day was over. If so, these appointees of legis- lative leaders could dictate ex- actly what terms an amended bill would follow. Theoretically, they could strip off all amend- ments and leave it to the legis- lature to take a statewide bill or nothing. And if the statewide bill failed one by Sen. Harry T. Phoebus, R-Somerset, to add his county to the law was still alive. This would cover Princess Anne, scene of the most recent racial disturbances on the Eastern Shore. At present, the head of Chesapeake Bay-is the only shore county covered by the state public accommoda- tions law. Opponents of tite congression- al redistricting bill in the Senate easily killed the controversial plan drafted by a committee of 16 legislators. It was rejected (See EQUAL ACCESS, II) INEWSPAPERif INEWSPAPERif ;