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Berkshire Eagle (Newspaper) - January 11, 1956, Pittsfield, Massachusetts RISING TOO FAST Consumer Debt Increases Disturb Many Economists 19 Volume 214 Th Eael John J. m Cilv Council meeting before an overflow croud in the District Courtroom last night. The Council, half-hour deliberation, confirmed the nomination, 10 to'l. At left are former Mayor Robert T. Capeless wi beha-uor in the one real estate transaction Dwyer cited last nieht, and j detended Sccrot Meeting Midwest Republicans Insist On More Immediate Farm Help WASHINGTON (UP) Some Midwest Republicans have secretly insisted to Presi- dent Eisenhower's congressional lieutenants their contention Midwest farmers need more immediate help than is provided in the administration's new farm program. gists and farm experts from an sections of the country. Republican Leader Jos- Martin, Jr (Mass) invited More Meat Bujing They have generally agreed the idmmistration's program is fine for the long run but complained it'epjj does not provide enough immedi-, ate relief. i Several urged more government meat-buying to bolster hog and cattle prices. Others called for a program easier credit for hard- pressed farmers having trouole meeting payments on bank loans I These and other suggestions! were put forward, largely by Mid-j westerners, at a secret, three-hour meeting late Tuesday attended by) (D-La) said today the Senate Re- publican Policy Committee "is just Fast Action Predicted for Die's Program WASHINGTON Ellender about 30 House Republican strare- backing me up" by its unanimous vote yesterday calling for speedy action on a new farm program. The Republican leaders voted for early action on a farm bill i after the Senate and House minor- ity leaders had met with President Eisenhower in the White House. Chairman Bridges (R-NH) of the policy- group told newsmen the committee felt that any new legis- lation should be enacted no later than rmd-Apnl it farmers to count on it for this crops Ellender, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said in an interview that Republicans "can get a farm bill in a hurry if they Bloodshed Said an Aim Of U.S. Reds NEW HAVEN, Conn. A government witness in the con- spiracy trial of eight Communist leaders testified today that one of them told him the party would re- sort to bloodshed to gain its ob- jectives. Amie Fiore, an international or- ganizer for the International Union of Electrical Workers at Bloom-1_ field, N. J., said he was told this j he has urged that Congress com just cooperate." He recalled tha by Martha Stone Asher, former of the party In New chairman Jersey. Fiore testified in federal court that he met Mrs. Asher at several meetings in Xew Jersey in 19461 and 1947. At one of them, in ha said. "We had a discussion Communism and during the dis- cussion I asked her how far would the Communist Party so in this country to gam their objectives.' plete work on a farm bill by Feb 15. Frantic Searchers Recover Deadly Radioactive Unit MILFORD. Conn. ears ago, It was disclosed today. BOSTON large section of ice on the Merrimack River broke loose near the Lawrence pumping station and roared over a dam shortly before noon today causing officials to close the O'Leary reau says there is no danger of night, advising whoever had The wet, warm weather broke cylinder to dispose of it in va-jup river ice and caused a number cant lot, notify police and report iof ice jams in scattered areas, but immediately to a hospital. ZowacW said ha left cylinder no serious damage was reported other than some flooded highways m his car all night, parked on a and cellars. Public Safety Director Louis J. Scankm ordered The bridge closed as a precautionary measure short- have bothered to come, and I'm sure this large crowd wouldn't have either." (The courtroom was filled to overflowing. The corridors were filled and some people were listen- ing from the outside through open windows.) Calls for Apology the former mayor contin-' ued, "Mr. Dwyer's remarks here are nowhere near as strong or damaging as in the newspaper statement, where he intimated pay- offs and irregularities on the Board of Assessors. I feel he owes an apology at least to the two other members of the Board of Asses- sors, Miss Goggins (Miss Eleanor M. Goggins) and Mr. Sammis (Chairman Howard D. Capeless went on to expjain the one real estate transaction which Dwyer dealt with last night. It in- volved a large tract of land and an old farmhouse near the intersection of Elm and Williams Street pur- chased in September, 1953. from Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. McColgan. "In the first Capeless said, "at no time was Mr Geary a straw man in the deal. He was In Boston Tomorrow On his tour through the stale Saturday and Sunday. Kefauver will be accompanied by F. Joseph Donohue. manager of his cam- paign for the 1956 Democratic presidential nomination Before the New Hampshire tour. Kefauver will spend Thursday, and Donohue Thursday and Friday, in Boston. Donohue told a reporter that the two will hold some politi- cal conferences with Massachu- setts Democrats during the stay at Boston, where Kefauver also is scheduled to address the Harvard Young Democratic organization. The Tennessee senator already has announced he will enter the New Hampshire Democratic presi- dential primary March 13. That state holds the nation's first prim- aries in presidential campaign years. N.H. Eight New Hampshire Democrats wiD have eight votes at the party's national convention at Chicago next August _ 41, an ovr iiiati ly before the ice began pounding japproached by a local busmess- at the bridge supports The water above the dam at the Lowell locks was four feet below found on Page 1, Section 2. street much used by pedestrians.] U S. forecaster the rain flood man. a fnend of his, to take an Continued m Second cian in charge during the Presi- dent's Sept 24-Nov. 11 stay at Fitzsimons. Mattingly was called to Denver a few hours after Ei- senhower's heart attack, and re- mained there for many days. Snyder, the President's personal physician, has been with Eisen- hower almost constantly since his heart attack. After today's examination in the President's White House living quarters, press secretary James C. Hagerty issued this statement on the behalf of the three physi- cians: "The usual electrocardiogram and blood tests were good and the President's recovery continues to progress satisfactorily. "His physical condition is excel- lent and he benefitted greatiy from the exercise and relaxation ob- tained during his recent visit to Key West" More Than a 'Straw' Eisenhower was reported to especially pleased with comments that he looks as well as he says he feels a point that is not tost on television minded poli- ticians. Republican National Chairman Leonard W. Han said yesterday he is sticking to his thesis that Eisenhower will seek a second term "if he thinks he is able.' In the light of this statement, the President's own expression and those of the men around him ap- pear to have added significance. Chairman Bridges QIH) of tha Senate Republican Policy Commit- tee, reported after a White House meeting of legislative leaders that Eisenhower looks "just fine." Vice President Nixon said the President "looked splendid" after rus Florida vacation trip. Estes Kefauver In 1952. Kefauver won the atlc pl.csidential aspirant, on the fnendly soil of New Hampshire. who later announced that he would I of now. Stevenson Kefauver 'contests are promised in Florida So far this year, however, there and California, but neither has yet not seek renomination. is no sign dial Kefauver will get the contest he would like with Ad- lai E. Stevenson, another Demo- accepted challenges in other states where or the other plans to enter presidential primaries. Newspaper Group Backs Conte Bill On Open Meetings BOSTON (UP) David Brick- man, editor and publisher of the Maiden Evening News and Med- ford Daily Mercury, today urged approval of a proposed state law requiring that all meetings of pub- lic officials be open to the public. "We believe this would be help- ful and in the interests of good government, because whenever the public is adequately informed, truly representative government surely follows." rBickman toldt he legis- lative committee on cities He appeared as chairman of the Freedom of the Press Committee of Massachusetts Newspaper Information Service representing some 100 daily and weekly news- papers. The bill, filed by Sen. Silvte O. Conte (R-Pittsfield> requiwi open meeting of "any board, commiv sxm or commitwe whether estab- lished by city charter or by general or special law." A similar bill failed to pan Uit JLWSPAPLR NEWSPAPER!