Berkshire Eagle, January 12, 1956

Berkshire Eagle

January 12, 1956

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Berkshire Eagle (Newspaper) - January 12, 1956, Pittsfield, Massachusetts LOCAL HASSLE Divyer-Geary Conflict Raises Complex Issue 18 Th Volume 215 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Thursday, Januan, 12, 1956. City Edition Entered at second class matter, Pott Office. Pittsfifld. Maw. 30 Cents President's School Building Aid Offers More to Needier States ike's; Name Put in N.H. Primary With His Assent Reportedly Due CONCORD, N.H. (AP) President Eisenhower's name will be formally entered next week in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary March 13 and the President will promptly Inform his backers here that he has no objections, 'The As- sociated Press was told exclusively today. RFTRIFVFSl cap-ized landing boats lo.t in the surf. ha> been developed for nfv b> .he K. Co. of Texas. Weighing 67 ton., the machine the world's largest rubber lire- Here it performs in a test on the Texas coast. (IP Telephoto) S5OO Million Legion Plea For Pension Rise Chilled Brinks Theft Solved; FBI Arrests Six Men WASHINGTON mptom of these moods is the gen- first year, with the amount to in-, crease 18 per cent a jear for some e personnel security program years thereafter. Proposals in Detail j Wagner asked that Congress- 1. Raise the present monthly pen- sion rates of S6615, STS 75 and 5135.45 to 585, and ?150 re- spectively. with its "demand not only for loy- alty but for a sort of Puritanical Kefauver addressed the Harvard Young Democrat Club during a one- day speech-making tour of Boston. He was en route to New Hamp- 2. Increase income limitations on' to open his primary election veterans eligible for pensions from j campaign and S2.700 to "In our search for total security the present 51 800 and "I do not know whether we must fear most possible disloyalty or certain he said. Earlier, he conferred with Mayor John B. Hynes of Boston regard- ing tne outlook for his "political efforts" in Massachusetts. Kefau- ver has not formally entered the Bay State presidential primary April 24. He said in his recent round-the- world tour he found United States embassy staffs "frozen by caution' and "without substantial leader- ship is the creative imagina- Purchase of Bonds To Augment Grants WASHINGTON (AP) President Eisenhower asked Congress today to provide 1% billion dollars in federal grants over the next five years to help conquer the nation's critical school shortage.______ Market Assured 3 Presume for pension purposes o.-r nose :o spite our face." Ke- that any veteran age 65 or oxer fauxer sa.d. is totally disabled and unemploy-, .Out of Hand tion which created the Marshall have, in the old phrase, cut ottj p f d he asted. referring to the major for- throw out any lunts about his refusal to register either approval or was made m Florida that his name would be entered in the May 29 Florida preference primary. Could Dodge It Under New Hampshire law, a presidential candidate whose name is submitted for ballot listing in the primary is immediately noti- fied of that fact and given 10 days in which to request that his name be withdrawn if he so wishes. If a candidate takes no action within those ten days his name remains on the ballot. Thus, if Eisenhower chose not f cannot meet the challenges other legislative our time unless we balance the WatTiPr said his eroup- needs of security with the equal 31 of fte Hoover Com- need for justice and humanity. We mission's recommendations affect-' need big minds in government, and field where we need eign policy achievements Truman administration "Mr. Dulles (Secretary of State John Foster I understand, is going to India to repair fences damaged by the visit of Bulganin and Khrashchev. ing veterans' services and, opposes this is one f fie 46 psoeciallv those possibly involv-' them most. Kefauver said the security pro- "has gotten out of hand ing cutbacks of federal medical services, compensation and pen-j gram sions veterans' job preference and and has elementary requirements of, 2 Wants the termination date ofijustice." He said the result is that, the' War II GI home loan i qualified young persons such as guaranty program extended three scientists slay away from goveni- more years, to July 25, 1960. ment service._________________ Detroit Papers, Unions the I plans, he could have decided to do or say nothing about the New iiampshire primary. A presidential decision to let his name remain on the New Hamp- shire ballot would not be a guar antee that he will run. But political observers said, the fact Eisenhow er reportedly will go so far as to say specifically that he approve, of the move to place his name on the ballot is seen as extremely significant. Billion Cut in Surplus Can Aid Farmer at Once DETROIT Detroit news- paper Publishers Assn. and three striking unions reached tentative i agreement on contract terms to- i day, paving the way for a possible i early end to the city's 43-day j newspaper strike. WASHINGTON (AP) __Secretary of Agriculture Ben-! The joint announcement by the son said today the" administration's new soil bank proposal publishers and the three striking could create a place in the markets this year for more than a billion dollars worth of government surpluses of cotton, wheat, rice and corn. AT.Y. Health Board Backs Fluoridadon NEW YORK Board of Health today recommended fluoridation of the city's water supply to reduce tooth decay. In a special message, the Presi- dent also asked authority for fed- eral purchase of up to 750 million dollars worth of local school bonds if school districts cannot sell them in pnvate markets at reason- able interests rates and 20 mil- lion dollars for grants to the states for school planning. In summary, this would mean a. federal outlay over five years of some two billion with 750 million to be returned through eventual payment of bonds. The states would be required to match the federal grants for con- struction. The matching, however, would be under a formula whereby the wealthiest states put up 52 for each SI of federal money while the poor- er states would get 52 for each 51 they put out. Eisenhower said a cardinal prin- ciple of his program is that "fed- eral grants must not reduce the incentive for state and local ef- forts but rather should stimu- late an increase in such efforts." Bias Issue Avoided UFE SAVER Pvt. Lessie Smith gets a hug from the nun he re-cued from certain death, at Ft, Campbell, Kj. Sgt. James Closson, Mass., and Smith were making a final training parachute jump yesterday beiore being shipped lo Germany. Closson's chute failed to open, bat Smith grabbed the shroud lines as Clossen flashed past hint, and the two rode safely to earth on one parachute. (United Press Telephoto) Dystrophy in Mice Gain NEW discovery of a' mouse with a disease resembling hereditary muscular dystrophy has given science a-valuable chance to discover and cure the dread afflic- tion in humans, it was announced yesterday. Scientists at the Roscoe B. Jack- the body chemistry goes wrong to produce the condition. 3. Correct the chemical malfunc- tion by either giving other chem- icals, withdrawing certain sub- stances from the diet or other He made no mention of a ques- tion already stirring Congress whether federal education aid should go only to states adhering to the Supreme Court's ruling bar- ring race segregation. One reason Congress got nowhere in the last session on school aid was a split over this question. Eisenhower's plan for needier states to get the biggest share pi federal money collides with a bill by Rep. Kelley (D-Pa) which would supply 1% trillion in federal grants over a four-year period. This bill, already approved hy the House Education Committee, is due for early action. The Kelley plan would provide money to the states on the basis of the number of school age chilr dren. Only for Emergency Eisenhower cautioned his pro- gram should be considered only as an emergency measure designed to help states and local communi- ties "overcome the nation's critical classroom shortage within five years." "Once this shortage is overcome. as large a proportion of funds higher income states." 3. "As the states distribute these funds the. highest priority should be given to school districts with the least economic ability to meet their needs." Eisenhower noted that many state legislatures have no session tliis year. He proposed that in the first year of the five-year program federal funds may be matched either by states or local school dis- tricts. After that the states would have to supply the matching money. Penalty for Laggers He called also for a formula that would cut the proportion of federal funds "for those few states which are noticeably lagging." Spokesmen at the. Welfare De- partment said that only eight or nine states fall into this category and that the remaining 31 or 40 would get a type of bonus for good work performed. noted that a serious shortage is imminent at the college level, particularly in the training of doctors, teachers, nurses, scien- tists and engineers. means. Maine, have aeveloped -them against breedmg. on Memorial Laboratory, Bar Har-j bor, strata of mice with the same dis-i ease, working from the originally afflicted mouse. Tins discovery will give scien- tists studying them uscle weaken- ing disease, which now affects 000 Americans, a uniform test an- imal in which to try out their ideas on discovering the cause of and curing the ailment. Early Signs Detectable According to Dr. C. C. Little, the laboratory's director, who made the announcement, physicians and chemists will be able to use the animal to: 1. Discover the earliest signs of the ailment, which now remains obscure until the malady has pro- gressed. 2. Attempts to find out what in 4 Develop a test to determine He said the federal government must leave responsibility for col- lege buildings to states, localities, private groups and institutions. However, he said that he is going to appoint a committee of educa- tors and citizens to set forth pro- posals on how best to deal with these problems. Even before Eisenhower dis- patched his special message. Rep. Kelley said a program with such a distribution Jormula "would place the school business under further government control." Kelley's bill would supply 400 mil- lion dollars a year for each of the next four years. He said it "mini- mizes federal control" since the assistance would go to states on the basis of their school age popula- tion without regard to income. Kelley and Chairman Barden (D-NC) of the House Education Committee said in separate inter- views they will press for early House action on Kelley's bill. Both said they saw no likelihood of House committee hearings on Ei- senhower's program, the House Rayburn Speaker of (D-Tex) has Hereditary in Humans Dr. Ade T. Milhorat, a pioneer in the study of muscular dystro- phy, who was present yesterday, said "all the evidence available at the present time suggests that this mouse disorder resembles in many ways the disease that occurs in children and adults." The dystro- phy is known to be hereditary in human beings. The mouse was first noticed by Dr. Elizabeth S. Russell in 1951 as a sport or freak in a pure-bred strain known as No. 129. She called it "funny foot" because of the peculiar way in which it walked; a manner reminiscent of the ad- vanced case of dystrophy. Nerves Ruled Out the federal grant program can and must go forward without federal funds, to meet their current and future needs. Present construction levels indicate their ability to do this." A fact sheet issued by the De- partment of Welfare in connection with 'the message estimated that school construction needs over the next five years will be about 000 classrooms. This summary also said that state and local governments will build classrooms this year at a cost of 2% billion dollars. The President set forth a picture of a nation with school rooms al- ready jammed and the shortage growing sharply. "Today, hundreds of thousands of children study under overcrowd- ed conditions, in half day or doubled-up school sessions, or in makeshift buildings not designed as he said. Local Control He cautioned that "the respon- promised early House action on the issue. It was expected, however, that the Senate Education Committee would hold early hearings on Ei- senhower's proposal. Political Significance Furthermore, he vr.J mailers andi the contract, if ap-j proved at union meetings this weekend, will run for two years. The publishers still must ncgo- Weather Crop Loss Mounts; Kisses Shock, Sweaters Cling By L'nited Prankish weather made kissing ate Agriculture Committee Under the administration's Itiate contracts with three other'shocking in St. Louis and gave photoen-, Florida sunbathers goose pimples today. But the strange, static combina- of storm, cold, and drouth gravers and Newspaper Guild, in! S3.15 Weekly Raise more days of biting cold, with scat- tered frost predicted in most farm- ing areas Sam Langf ord, Boxing Great, Dies at 76 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Si Sam Langford, Boston's great "Tar baby" of the ring of yesteryear, died today in a nursing home at the age 76. Until recent weeks when his in- firmities caught up with him, the legendary figure was a familiar sight on Cambridge streets as ha tapped his way with a white cane, used by many blind persons. None is expected to equal the feats of the "Tar Baby" who is reputed to have fought 642 bouts But it was not known whether sibility for public education rests j from 1902 to 1923, many against the condition involved the nervous i with the states and the local who greatly outweighed him. or muscular system or whether it munities." Officially he was classified as a was inherited in a simple way. Miss Ann Michelson. summer appren- tice from Smith College at the lab and now a freshman at .Harvard Medical School, determined that the ailment wss not one of the nerves. Then she and Dr. Pinckney J. Harman. associate professor of Dade County farmers lost 13.000: anatomy at New York University acres of winter vegetables worth] Medical School nailed down the disease as one of Because these mice die in six or early That .Q acres Ous decline, at the presidential election campaign will be building up steani Benson gave these amphfica .ons crop surpluses to reduce plantings. Usually reliable sources a'l5O had 'its deadly serious side. Crop losses in frost-bitten Flor- ida mounted to 25 million dollars, weather fires tailed these negotia- i ciri congressmen that the Presi-j C. offered little in the laid before President Eisenhower m a special message in a statement prepared for a hearing of the Sen- Forecast Weather Bureau) fore next Xovembert publication by Mon-jseven persons, five of them chil- idren, in the Southland. And a ma- executive secre- -p? drouth threatened the Great Newspaper rtoudy with occasional rain and tornorrc-v.-. L--.-J-- 32 to 24. Not much change in tem- perature tomorrow. Other local tceatbfr Jala trill be found on Page lt Section 2. Publishers Assn. said the contracts "call for a wage increase of S2.75 iupon resumption of publication much money might flow to farm-j and an additional S2.73 a week on PI-S. After the presidential 1. 1956. All other points have Monday, other department officials j been resolved. -aid it should run at least 400 dollars this year if there is maximum farmer participation. 15 million acres could be retired from surplus production in Library can use some Plains. The Air Tingles Sadly Out of Date NORTH KINGSTOWN. R-T. (UP) In St. Louis, where there have been 41 straight days without ram. practically everything and every- body tingle with static electricity. Couples gave each other shocks exchange kisses and 10 million dollars and estimated losses on 16.000 acres in Palm Beach and Collier counties rose to 15 million dollars. As a result, prices of tomatoes, corn, squash, beans, and other tender vegetables jumped. Frisco Has 'Cotton' Fog The freakish weather extended across the nation to San Francis- co, where a thick, impenetrable ground fog covered the bay area I when they department like cotton. Air traffic was d.s- And. he said, federal action "which infringes upon this prin- ciple is alien to our system." Nevertheless, he remarked that the nation's history has shown the fed- eral government "can and should" help localities solve problems of nationwide scope. "Clearly, this is the kind of situatio.. we face today in considering the school classroom shortage." he said. In the program, there are a num- ber of devices the administration welterweight. Sam's greatest ring weight was only 162% yet he battled, and beat, many a heavyweight. And in 1905 when he. lost a close 15-round de- cision in nearby Chelsea to Jack same Johnson who later was to rule as world heavy- weight titlist, Sam weighed a mere weeks, before they can breed, Dr. fi es leve, out L. C. Stevens transplanted the snuation thro country. Chief throughout among them the are provisions to give the biggest share ovaries of the affected females to castrated, unaffected mice of the 129 strain. This gave the {o the states that female mouse a "family" and thejneed it amj gjve sort Of a scientists were abie to determine to states which up to now the inheritance pattern of the ail- ,nave flone the best job in coping ment. Study Granted S50.000 Little pointed out that if two ijwiiii-tu wiai. v.-v rupted. auto headlights were un- carrying the trait but latent- able to stab through the white c person may glare and at least one dea.h ft t foj. blue eyes. only blamed on the fog. J U.S. weather experts said prosram. said purchases c? pork new volumes. A War T edition of an stores repor-ed an- strange combination of weather otherproblem- shocking seat- was caused 1 by two stagnant s .help stab-.Uze hog prices will be encyclopedia used by school ers. The electricity and magne- tism made even the baggiest sweaters form fitting, store em- pepped r.p shortly. Hog prices j dren defined uranium as Florida residents had troubles of ihavo dropped more than 40 per, "A useless metal not found different and more serious sort during the past 12 months..'the United States." 'Weathermen forecast at least two offspring dystrophy. By transplant- the production can bej Lawler Driver Appeals Fine For Fatal Crash Mass. R. Brick Jr., 34. of Indian Orchard, with the school problem was fined a total of S415 said. "We must that a weakness in education anywhere is a weakness in the nation as a i connection with a Nov. 6, 19oo, ac- cident in which John F. Lawler. 40. of Springfield, third deputy state auditor, suffered fatal in- three ways of ful- juries. the plain: whole." fltl_ 111__.___ Bnck appealed and was released federal funds. S500 bail. ThP Muscular Dvstrophy I larger amounts per school-age, He was charged with drunken- spread dry. drouth threatening weather. over the country. i HlfUlJt, turn _.---. [should not be required to put upjfrom a banquet in nearby Milford. 'APERf ;