Berkshire Eagle, January 4, 1956

Berkshire Eagle

January 04, 1956

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Berkshire Eagle (Newspaper) - January 4, 1956, Pittsfield, Massachusetts ROCKS AHEAD Democrats Set To Disapprove Some Eisenhower Nominees 16 The Ea City Edition Enttrtd u second class matter. Post Office. PittifUU, Volume 208 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Wednesday, January 4, 1956. 26 Cento Eden Condemned By Tory Papers Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden's waning pres- tige with the Conservative press hit a new low today when the Daily Sketch advised him either to sup- ply the "guts of leadership or quit. Calls Eden 'Fumbler' The tabloid strongly supported Eden and his Conservative in the national election only eight months ago. Today, in a front-page editorial, it accused him of "fee- bleness and fumbling" toward for- eign policy problems and Britain's worsening inflation. "If he does not tackle inflation, his days in Downing S'reet 'the official residence of the Prime are the Sketch declared. The ed'.'onal said mo.n'ocrs of Eden's own party a.-e "If he cannot make up his -n.ra govern, let him make up mind to go." In later editions the Sketch toned its editorial down consider- ably but sull said the Prime Min- ister's critics complain that he' "will do nothing until he is shoved .rllinsfll'Ia into it, that he drifts rather than) makes decisions." Lost Prestige The blast in the Sketch climaxed a week of severe criticism during even the staunchly ative Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail turned on Eden, once their fair-haired boy. The Telegraph said yesterday Sir Anthonv Eden Rites March' Opens At Stowe's 2-Ton Dime STOWE, Vt. VP> The annual na- tional March of Dimes campaign got under way today, highlighted bv dedication of a two-ton marble The Mail -aid the jovernmen: Qn of ilounj. Herter Proposes 0 Million For Roads; 6th Cent on Gas Tax his government "has lo- cisiver.ess and prestige." bo ib de- good name abroad had sutfered se-t Jn sunrise ceremonies televised riously because of the recent thg KBC ..Today-. show> the closure that surplus British tanks ,marble monument was dedicated and other weapons had been going ;rn the memo of those vermont- to Egypi via Belgium in a series of under-the-counter deals. Lloyd Holds Conference On Middle East issue! stlicken by polio in try's first recorded epidemic of the disease. 1894 Victim Dedicates Statue The monument was dedicated by .......__ LONDON (33 Secretary bliss Sarah Jones, 64. only known Selwyn Lloyd today conferred with I living victim of the 1894 Rutland Britain's se'nior diplomats from the County epidemic._ Middle East. Other notables included Vermont Lloyd's purpose in holding the Gov. Johnson. Basil O'Connor, conference is partly to prepare president of the National Founda- 'ir a top-level examination of the tion for Infantile Paralysis, Wil- -'tuation when he accompanies Ham Hassett. former secretary to Minister Eden later in late President Franklin D. month to Washington for meetings President Eisenhower and Roosevelt, 1956 polio poster boy Tommy Woodward and Celeste S. Secretary of State Dulles, j Hill Luckett, Miss Mississippi, na- .___i__ _e i tim-cal o a n e The governments of Egypt, Saudi {tional chairwoman of "Teens Arabia, Jordan and Israel object) against Polio." bitterly to some aspects of Bri-[ rain's "program. These Arab coun- "nes object particularly to efforts expand the Baghdad defense al- liance. A political storm has burst over; the Eden government's alleged fa-j voring of the Arab countries at the expense of Israel. The Eden government is also WASHINGTON (UP) Demo- concerned over Soviet economic crats and Republicans today opened political infiltration in the] separate campaigns to get through Middle East, once considered a (Congress their different programs preserve for British influence. to bolster sagging farm incomes. Chairman Allen J. Ellender (D- -KT- -m-r La) called his Demoeratic-control- JL 1 eWSmaniIed Senate Agriculture Committee -nfrt ta-v trrrtflr Both Parties Press Programs To Aid Farmers into closed session to start work on a three-point farm program. The committee meeting started by coincidence shortly after a hotel breakfast for House Republican j leaders at which Agriculture Secre- itary Ezra Taft Benson opened a WASHINGTON James for congressional support of Admits Being Former Red Glaser, a New York copyreader. the administration's new farm plan. 'Soil Bank' Benson invited Senate GOP lead- Powell Vows Racism Ban In School Aid WASHINGTON Powell (D-NY) said today "we've got the] to write racial segregation restrictions into a federal school aid bill due for early House action.] Could Shelve Aid Several other House members said an amendment to deny federal construction aid to areas with sep- arate white and Negro schools could mean the end of school as- sistance hopes for the rest of this Congress. Speaker Rayburn of Texas told newsmen yesterday he expects to get before the House within a week or 10 days a bill to make federal cons-ruction funds available to states and local school districts. Powell loid a reporter he intends o force the segregation issue on the House floor and that he ex- pects his amendment to win with he help of considerable Republi- can support. Senate Block Foreseen Rep. Halleck of Indiana, assist- ant Republican House leader, said of the Powell amendment, "I .vould say at this time it would be voted and he added: "If that happens, the bill prob- ably will go through the House. But I have doubts that it would pass the Senate. They would prob- ably kill it ov-pr there." President Eisenhower is expect- ed to mention the administration's school aid proposals in his State of Union message to Congress to- morrow, perhaps delaying details "or a later special message. 5200 Million Grants Asked Last year he proposed a three- year program of 200 million dollars :n grants to the states, plus au- thority for the government to buy 750 million dollars in low-interest bonds from school districts unable to float school construction issues on the open market. The House Education Commit- tee near the close of the last ses- sion recommended a bill raising the administration's grant-in-aid proposal from 200 million dollars to over a four-year period, and included the bond purchase provision. Some committee members said they expected Eisenhower this year to suggest a five-year pro- gram calling for 250 million dollars a year, or a total of billions. Local Woman Jobless Benefits Based on Wage Sought in Governor's Message From AP and UP BOSTON Republican Gov. Herter today asked the Massachusetts Leg- islature to vote a 200-mJllion-dollar highway bond finance it with a sixth cent in gasoline taxes. ____________________ Wouf A Add Jobless Aid ADDRESSCVG LEGISLATURE in Boston today, Mas- sachifeetts Governor Christian A. Herter proposed a 2CO mil- lion dollar highway bond to be financed by a one-cent ris-e in the gasoline tax. This was one of the major propo- sals made by the governor in his fourth annual message. Others included increased unemployment benefits, state support for federal insurance, and more housing for the aged. (AP Photo) acknowledged to investigating sen- ators today that he made the "dreadful mistake'' 21 years ago.ers to a similar breakfast Thurs- of joining the Communist party, j day. Informed has He protested against being put "exhibition" in what he called raking up of old wounds. Ellender had ready for his com- Glaser, a white-haired, bespec-: mittee a three-point program call- tacled man now employed by the mg for "soil bank" payments of New York Post, was the first wit- at least 730 million dollars a year ness as the Senate internal farmers for taking land out of rity subcommittee resumed public'production. This was 350 million hearings in a hunt for any Com-.dollars higher than the reported munist infiltration of the press and administration figure. other news I Before bwran testi-j lime for Action n-.ony. Sen. Kenning iD-Mo> GREEXSBORO. K.C. (UP) he believed it was "very the rt tant" for ;ne subcommittee to. f warehouse firm of thefts New Violence Flares In Westiiighouse Strike MANSFIELD, Ohio (UP) New Westinghouse strike violence flared briefly here today as some 300 strikers pushed, punched and stoned returning workers. One picket was struck and injured by a workman's car. Ban Gantlet The melee occurred as some 830 first shift employes pushed their way into the Westinghouse plant lere past a jeering crowd of IUE pickets. Once inside many said they had been hit by fists and stoned as they ran the strikers' gantlet. One parked car was over- turned. At Columbus, Gov. Frank J. Lausche warned that the state would step into the labor dispute at the Columbus plant "if neces- sary" to maintain law and order. The governor promised the ac- ttack, and ested and jailed. Judge Adds Warning Reynolds also warned that he will ar picketing at the plant if there 5 a repetition of the violence; compensation which flared Tuesday. Killed in Vermont Crash Mrs. Aurelie M. Boucher. 48, o 36 Adam St., was instantly killed and her husband, Malcolm J. Bou- cher seriously injured this morning when their car left Route 7 and struck a tree near Milton, Vt. Mr. Boucher was taken to the Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital in Burlington, Vt. The extent of his injuries were not known at an early hour this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Boucher were on their way home from Canada I where they spent the weekend. Mr. j Boucher is employed in the main-i tenance department at the GE. Death Claims Three of Quads Day After Birth LANCASTER. Par of quadruplet boys born pre- maturely Monday died yester- day in Lancaster General Hos- pital. The surviving quad, re- ported previously as being in "good" condition, was listed in "fair" condition today. The survivor is Norman Charles Hohenwarter, the first born. The four weighed .a total of 14 pounds 7 ounces. The father, Norman C. Hohenwarter, a S65-a-week postal clerk, said he and his wife Regina. 35, had been ex- pecting twins in about a month. The Hohenwarters have two other sons, 6 and 3. make "abundantly clear tna. thislof sasoline {rom ils ._ is not in any sense an investigation company COmplamed the! Mrs. Boucher was bom in Can- of the free press m the has going on for lOiada and had lived in Pif.sfield States." jor -12 years and lately has 1920. She is survived by her i husband and a son in Dalton. ;or 1- years He added That he saw no reason j-settin? worse." why he should be called :o publicly now or why the vjbcotn-1 mittee should make him "rake up Savings at Peak oid wounds." In reply !o testified that he was rnsnieins editor of rhe Commune- Daily Worker from July, until August. 1935 Asked if it were necessary for him to be a :o h.V.''. job. he repi-.ed, "Yes. on on the heels of a utbreak of violence Tuesday in rhich one man died of a heart Annual Message Harriman Asks Slash In Taxes ALBANY. N7.Y. Averelll Harriman of New York, his eyes on the White House, placed before the Legislature today a program calling for widespread social wel- fare benefits, a "substantial" in- come-tax cut and pay boosts for state workers and teachers. He told the Senate and Assembly in his second annual message opening the 1956 session of the Legislature that he expected state revenue to reach an all-time high in the new year. In the same breath he said expenditures also would rise. Would Add Jobless Pay He did not spell out how much of a reduction in state personal income taxes he would seem. This he left .to his budget message, to be submitted Feb. 1. Neither was he specific on how much he wanted to increase teach- ers' salaries and other forms of state aid to education, two hour! But he detailed to a considerable The highway proposal was one lot the things the legislators left undone last year should complete during the coming session, the gov- in his fourth annual ernor said message. Major proposals in his 1955 pro- gram included: 1. Amendment of unemployment compensation to bring benefits more in line with wages earned. State support for federal in- surance. 3. Amendment of the constitution to provide for 4-year terms instead of two for governors and for re- duction of the voting age to 18. 4. Creation of a Massachusetts port authority to take over port and other -travel operations in Greater Boston. 5. Support for a coordinated pro- gram on the Greater Boston com- muting problem. Bousing for Aged 6. Another 15 million dollar housing program for the elderly. 7. Adoption of an atomic energy licensing act to pave the way for development of the industry in this state. The governor also asked the Leg- islature to await reports by special commissions studying the state's nersons were ar- extent the social welfare phases of his legislative program. The governor, who formerly worked for Presidents Roos'evelt and Truman and who is an avowed but not an "active" candidate for Common Pleas Judge Dana F. yje Democratic presidential nomi- nation, urged: At the peak of the righting 2.000 benefits. unemployment in- jsurance and sickness disability ickets battled non-striking work- ers before dawn. Automobiles were iverturned, windshields and head- ights smashed and lights set up by the company were broken. More than 100 police and sher- iff's deputies brought order to the strike scene after about two hours. Sight persons injured in the out- >reak were treated at hospitals and released. Heart Attack Union Attorney David dayman; charged that Troy Tadlock, 34, a irove City picket, had been "kill-i ed by law enforcement authorities" during the outbreak. But the cor- oner ruled his death was caused oy coronary thrombosis. The outbreak was one of three during the day at Westinghouse plants, where the union had called for a demonstration to protest the Integration in Housing 2. Higher minimum wages. 3. A concerted assault on pov- erty. 4. Tightening of the antidiscrimi- nation law with respect to housing. 5. Improved housing and health facilities for migrant workers. 6. Steps to protect small and medium-size businesses from be- ing squeezed to death by big busi- ness. court system and the operation of the automobile demerit law, which has been under some criticism, lately. He also asked the Legislature to complete the reorganization of the state which was be- gun last year after the- state prison revolt of a year ago. The governor reminded the leg- islators that last year his 125 mil- lion dollar highway program was defeated by a single vote, which i blocked its enactment in the Sen- ate. He also recalled that his view then was that it could be financed through the present five cents a gallon gasoline fax, which has two governor's proposal was defeated when organized labor and the Dem- ocratic House insisted on a 535 weekly benefit level. He called for amendment in the benefit levels to bring them up more in line with 1956 wage rates, and to end "such foolishness as that some idle workers can get more in benefits than they received in wages while others get a pit- tance of normal earning ca- pacity." Aid Jor Seasonal Workers He also called for an end to benefits for seasonal "in-and-out" workers which he said are "at the expense of the worker who is not only permanently a part of the labor market but usually the re- sponsible head of a family." The governor gave the legisla- tors a word of caution in revising the benefit program. He said he hopes that "in the process of mak- ing benefits fair and equitable, you will not act to deplete or throw into insolvency (as happened in 1350) the unemployment fund of the commonwealth." In asking the Legislature to act on the constitutional amendments, the governor said he hopes they will meet in a joint convention early in the year so he win not have to call them into session. The House and Senate failed to company s ment. return-to-work move- Always at Home ST. LOUIS, Mo. tax- payer who wanted to make sure his refund was sent to the right address sent this letter to the In- ternal Revenue Department: "I have changed my address since making my return. The change was unexpected. Address my refund to me in care of the State Penitentiary at Jefferson City." ___ cents earmarked for bond pay- ments. Tax Seen Excessive "Present interest rates, how- he said, "now make it ap- pear that no more than 50 million of additional borrowing can be ser- viced in this way." in order to meet the schedule called for in the state's master highway which 530 million has been authorized to date -the governor said 200 million now will be needed, with a one cent increase in the tax which he said would not make the total tax high- er than in a majority of the states. The governor said "I greatly re- gret" the failure of the Legisla- ture last year to increase unem- ployment benefits from the present weekly to S30 weekly. The N.E. Income and Spending Reported at Record High BOSTON Englanders, above 1954 and in the first 3 that job. he repi-.ed, "Yes. s-.r. nad months of the year, purchases a sister in near oy He added he found after jo.nm: "llh sOTTlc exceptions. haa about 3 peri Present during the shootsng the Daily Worker that ail the staff dollar income in 19o3 and spent cent over {he saine o{ 1954 the youth's sister. Mrs. Wi members wers Communists. more money than in any previous Glaser tesiuied that he joined year and endcd the year with liq- the Communist party m March or at an all-time high. April of 1934. Asked where ne was ;he federal P.eserve Bank of Bos- employed at that time, he said he Ton reported today. was working as a copvreader for1 the New York Times. Consumer Demand Ayer Youth v' Kills Father In Argument AYER, Mass. A old boy who allegedly shot his fath- er to death because "he was driv- ing me crazy" faced arraignment j 'on a murder charge in district! coun here today. I Police Chief Carrol! B. Morse said Robert DeLisle confessed slay- ing his father Edward, 43. with a 38-caliber revolver Tuesday night following an argument in ;he home Ofiof a sister in nearby Shirley. were William mutual j Adamson, and her husband. Morse savings banks rose 8 per cent, the described Mrs. Adamson as "hys- _______ .j Hot- alljsc'Arflv and deposit balances at report continued. Industrial production, particular- ly ot durable goods, accelerated :ts recovery pace of late 1954 with floods causing only temporary hes- Forecast ('L'-S. JTrather Bureau) PITTSFiSLD Partial clear and somewhat colder tonight. sina waces and salaries Unfilled backlog of busi- with widespread orders prevented undue inven- 1 sains and increased use of creditjtory accumulation. a strong consumer de-i ___ _ mar.d for goods and services, the! Employment Vp iterical" after her brother allegedly- pumped six at their father, operator of a diner. One bullet struck the elder De- Lisle in the head killing him in- stantly, to The" father and son went to visit the Adamson's about Tues- day night. An argument started be- tween the two and the youth report said. Record hijh levels of averageimoved steadily upward to ap- low in the 20s. Tomorrow part- weekly earnings of New England j proach its 1933 peak and insured Iv cloudy with moderate tern- production workers accompanied unemployment dropped by Novem- perature, high around 32. Other local trftither data trill ns'.ng employment, the bank reported. Per capita liquid ber to 46 per cent below 1954 levels. Expansion was especially ac- savings at a cented in communication and elec- found on Page 1, Section 2. inew high, about 5 per eentjtronic equipment plants. Nonagriculfural e m p 1 o yment legedly ran to an upstairs bed- room and returned with a gun own- ed by Adamson, who is a special policeman. "I went upstairs and got the gun." the youth was quoted as saying. "I came down and shot him." Is Keynote At State House BOSTON 159th Massa- chusetts Legislature opened its sec-! ond session today with pledges ofi "impartiality" by the presiding of- ficers of the two branches. In the House, Speaker Michael F. Skerry reminded the represent- atives this is an election year. "It is a year when important decisions will be he said. He said he shares the desire of the members for an early end to the sessions, and said "There is no reason we cannot attain this objective." Warns on Skerry, a Democrat, whose parry controls the House, cautioned the members aeainst letting "political affairs. interfere with the func- tions of the Legislature." compleia action on the pending with one for a graduated state income the last session. Cautions on Demerit Action The governor made no mention of the third amendment, however, in this message. The governor said that auto in- surance merit rating and Boston commuting have been "much be- fore the public eye in recent months, largely. I believe, as the result of attempting to reach a lot of conclusions without first getting all tha facts." The governor urged the legisla- tors to await the reports from his committee studying merit rating, and from a Boston College school of business administration survey of the commuter problem, in which Harvard, M.I.T., and many civic organizations are assisting. Herter, in the midst of his second two-year tern as governor, painted a bright picture of the Massachu- setts economy and predicted that atomic energy would restore the state to its ancient role of, indus- trial leadership. Atomic Efforta Cited He cited current efforts to estab- lish a commercial atomic energy power plant in northwestern Mas- sachusetts, the existence of a new research reactor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and pro- pects for a nuclear materials test- ing reactor "in a very short time." Herter said the combination of the three would act as a magnet to industry and nuclear develop- ment in a state already "has become known as perhaps the world's foremost center of re- search" in electronics. Another project being developed by the Massachusetts Commerce Department to establish a fabrica- tion and reprocessing facility for nuclear fuel, Herter said, would "encourage the develop- ment of naval installations" for nuclear-powered vessels. He urged the Legislature to adopt the "atomic energy licensing act" recommended by the federal Atomic Energy Commission to al- low states to participate in develop- ment and regulation of atomic energy for private use. The governor asked the Legis- lature to request Congress to enact nationally-sponsored disaster insur- ance be administered by pri- vate agencies" as previously urged 'by the Eisenhower administration in Washington. In the Senate President Richard He asked -n f Furbush (R.'Kalthaim told that nshment of a debt hud advis_ Republican controlled branch it must be "constantly on guard j: against enacting measures having a temporary popular appeal with- out providing the means or revenue to put them into effect." As part of their speedup pro- dv{ ft o{ his most SconsHni. F1RST FEMALE (TAPTAIX i" tniieH Navy, Dr. Saranicro of Brooklyn, N.Y., pojes in all nrw braid. Just promoted again after recently makinK com- mandn-. Dr. Snrantfro nrxt for doty at the Bnrran of Medicine and at Navy Department in Wwhingroa. tional obligations." Similar legisla- tion was beaten last year. The governor urged prompt ac- tion on a forthcoming report of a legislative commission set up to to end the session commisMon set up TO in time for the national integration of port, a.rport, tions in August, the leaders of bndge and tunnel facili- two branches have announced sev-pesm a pnvately-ftnanced "Mas- eral legislative committees will sachusetts Pon. Authority." It was have night hearings in an effort recommended by Herter last year, to clear the nearly pending Herter said his budget message bills for action on the floor. Under legislative rules each pending bill is given a public hear- ing before a committee which then makes its recommendations to the or Senate. about Jan. 17 would contain recom- mendations to increase the funds of the department of mental health "to assure the procurement of com- petent personnel to maintain at a high levoL" ;