Berkshire Eagle, January 13, 1956

Berkshire Eagle

January 13, 1956

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Berkshire Eagle (Newspaper) - January 13, 1956, Pittsfield, Massachusetts SCHOOL AID PLAN President Would Equalize Educational Opportunities 16 The Volume 216 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Friday, January 13, 1956. t City Edition Entered e-trrdu> as the government announced that the l.miie-t ca-h robbery in the of rotmtry finally had been solved. (Vnited Florida Base Chosen To Launch Satellites WASHINGTON (AP) The Navy and Air Force an- nounced today that the launching- siie for the earth satellite project will be Patrick Air Force Base, Cocoa, Fla. Range Over Atlantic i satellites are to be fired into the Dwinell Heads Slate For Ike CONCORD. N. H. Lane Dwinell and five other Republicans favorable to the renommation of President Eisenhower formally moved into the New Hampshire March 13 presidential primary to- day fay filing for convention dele- gate seats a few minutes after the filing period opened. One for Kefauver Theft Said Planned To the Last Detail From UP and AP BOSTON A skinny hoodlum talked his revenge-filled heart out about the Brink's robbery before the Suffolk County Grand Jury today. Talks Over 1 Hour Call to Police: Papas Handcuffed Michael V. Geagan, 47, Milton, Joseph (Specs'! O'Keefe grimly jMass.; Joseph Me Ginnis, 32, told all he knew about the -world's biggest cash robbery staged near- ton; and Henry Baker, 49, Natick. Mass. Police were ordered TO pick up QUIXCY desk S1X years ago by a Halloween sergeant at police headquarters jmasked n_man gang. bartender, and Thomas F. Rich- At the same time, two Demo- The nvo services said ihe base'iouer fringes of space. It is an- was selected "on the basis of ticipated that they will orbit operational requirements fo. large around the earth at altitudes of rocket launchings, and is' hundred miles for several to the scientific needs of the pro-1 days or weeks. has a ranee for1 Larger Than Basketball? _ rocket and missile tes's ev-j At the time of the President's tends southeastward over the At- announcement, scientists said the lamic." satellite probably would be about The statement'recalled a previ- the size of a basketball, ous announcement that test firings} There have been indications j crats entered the nation's first of of the components of the that they were thinking in vear a supporter would be earned out first, although .terms of a somewhat larger Kefauver (D-Tenn) and exact launching dates have not sphere. been determined. i Last October the Navy, which j the otner a hacker of i. It added that a complete been assigned the overall job Gov. G. Mennen Williams, guard" satellite unit "will be, of directing the launching program Dwinell was joined by these oth- launched afier flight tests of the announced that a contract forjer Renublicans in filing for dele- indicate that there is building the vehicle had been letlgate s'eats: theito the Glenn L. Martin Co. of) Former Gov. Robert O. Blood of Concord, Executive Councillor John P.H. Chandler John W. Guider of Littleton, presi- dent of television station WMTW; Basif D- French of Concord, a truckers' union leader; and John D. Warren, a Nashua lawyer. 'Pledged' to Estes On tlie Democratic front. Emile A. Marcoux of Manchester said he would seek a seat at the Demo- cratic national convention as a del egate "pledged" to Kefauver. Such a candidacy will require .written consent fay the Tennessee crowded and are so inadequately regulated, a special govern-; senator, whose supporters have an nounced they would file a com plete slate of pledged delegates Kefauver begins a tour of Nev Hampshire tomorrow. Patrick N.H O'York of Dover a good chance of puttin satellite into orbit." Baltimore. The General Electric1. The satellite plan, to be part of'Co. holds a subcontract with Mar- tha Internationa! Geophysical Year tm for part of the propulsion sys- in 1957-58. was announced by tern. President Eisenhower last July. Other contracts for other corn- Under the program, several ponents are being made. Crowded-Airway Safety Sought iii U.S. Report WASHINGTON (AP) The airways are becoming so ment advisory group said today, that airliners have brushes with death an average of four times daily. Needed: Master Flan 1 _ "Ever more j rev iew of all aviation problems dangeious cor.d.- _., _ o to up a mas... tions m the air can he anticipated for integrated development of unless some urgent action. aviation facilities. is taken to provide fall-time high-' Death Stalks Daily level leadership to the prob'.em of bringing our aviation facilities in line with air traffic growth and 20-vear filed papers placing his name o nent of'the ballot as a delegate candidat favorable" to Gov. Williams. A section of the report on air 11' A "pledged" delegate is require fay law to vote for his candidat as long as the candidate's nam !is before the convention. A "favor JOSEPH O'KEEFE hides his face from ihe camera as he leases the district attorney's office in Boston. O'Keefe was whisked from Hampden County jail in Springfield yesterday to be quizzed by the district attorney. The Grand Jury called him in this morning to testify on the Brink's rob- bery. O'Keefe was already in jail when the FBI picked up six of the other ganp members involved in the sensational theft. Inset shows O'Keefe as he looks today. (United Press Teiephoto) Dulles Woos Sen. George After Acheson Attack WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of State Dulles sought today to settle differences with Sen. George 3. potent critic of Dulles' new long-range foreign aid plan vhich is under a shower of pot shots. Rebellions Guest George, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and spokesman for most congressional democrats on international affairs, was invited to lunch with the sec- In advance. however, George said he is "not going to vote for any 10-year program or any other ong-term commitments." On at least the general idea of strong new emphasis on foreign aid, Dulles got strong backing last night from Dean Acheson, Demo- cratic former secretary of state, but Acheson tore into the admin- istration's performance on most phases of affairs abroad. 'Hucksterism' Fails Acheson, addressing the Wom- en's National Democratic Club, lashed out at what he called the conduct of foreign relations by "hucksterism." He said it would be hard to find any area in the world in which "events have not moved to our disadvantage in re- ing Dulles as saying a stron_ American policy of "deterrence" had averted war in the Formosa area and had had similar results in other trouble spots. But he de- scribed the Chinese offshore is- lands'of Quemoy and Matsu in th Formosa Strait as a "time bomb." In the matter of foreign aid, Acheson said the new Soviet chal- lenge in the economic and social ields calls for a stronger and better thought-out American ef- picked up the telephone. A boy's voice cried frantically: "Come to m> house men are in the house trying to put handcuffs on daddy." Police sped to the house and entered with drawn guns. In- side were two FBI agents and Adolph Maffie, a Brink's holdup suspect. Maffie's young son had called police. All That FBI Can't Touch It BOSTON' Inc. offered a reward for information leading to the ar- rest and conviction of the gang that robbed its counting house of The FBI arrested six sus- pects Thursday. But FBI agents are barred by law from accepting rewards. 2 Hunted Suspects Are Described BOSTON Brink's suspects were sought in the Greater Boston area today. Thomas (Sandy) Richardson, 47. and James I. Flaherty, 44, escaped the police and FBI roundup Thursday night. They last were seen in this area Wednesday. Here is the FBI's description of the pair: Richardson, five feet, seven inches tall, 141 pounds, medium build, -gray hair, blue eyes, ruddy complexion. He last was employed as a longshoreman. Faherty, five feet, eight inches tall, 160 pounds. He is medium build with dark hair, hazel eyes, and light complex- ion. He has a large scar and indentation on the right side of the lower jaw. He has been employed as a bartender, long- shoreman, steam flitter, elec- trician and clerk. I "He talked freely." a spokesman ifor Dist. Alty. Garrctt H Bjrne ardson, 47 longshoreman. Weymouth, Mass., Mass. 'said of O'Keefe's testimony. O'- iKeefe testified for one hour and 15 (minutes. ciora i i The FBI Thursday arrested six vama. alleged members of the gang and said two others, including O'Keefe already were in jail, two were at large and one was dead. The six were ordered held in total bail but the lawyer for three of them today moved for a reduction of bail. Arguments on the bail petition were to be held later today. Meanwhile, the Boston Traveler...... ____ quoted parts of the story O'Keefe told DisL Atty. Byrne during night- six hours. long questioning. Had Many Keys O'Keefe told of how the gang made elaborate plans for the Jan. 17, 1950, holdup and how they en- tered the Brink's countinghouse after night before the rob- bery." The gang removed locks from "every door in the the Trav- eler quoted O'Keefe. A key was fashioned by a keymaker in the employ of the gang and then the locks were put back on the doors. On these occasions O'Keefe said, several of the gang would remain hidden in the building in trucks. The men in the trucks would signal the coast was clear for the return of the lock they worked on. McGinnis Was Absent O'Keefe, the Traveler said, told officials the gang also made detail- ed sketches of the garage and prac- ticed "dry runs" of the robbery. On the night of the actual hold- up, O'Keefe said, Joseph McGin- nis, one of the suspects, did not Already in jail on other charges were O'Keefe and Stanley Gus- ciora, 33, of Stoughton, Mass. ciora is serving tune inPennsyl- O'Keefe Rushed to Boston The dead gang member was Jos- eph S. Banfield, 41, of Boston. O'Keefe, who has a criminal rec- ord dating back 20 years, has been serving a 27-month sentence at Hampden County Jail, Springfield, He was rushed the 75 miles to Boston under heavy police guard Thursday and closeted with Dist. Atty. Garrett Byrne, FBI agents and Boston police for more than x hours. Byrne will seek armed robbery indictrfents which carry life sen- tences upon conviction, against the gang. Brooded In Jail It was learned that O'Keefe had t been brooding over is continued mprisonment while other mem- >ers of the gang went free. him O'Keefe stems. __.. 1 trouble. NFWSPAPFK! ;