Hamilton Daily News Journal, February 20, 1954

Hamilton Daily News Journal

February 20, 1954

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Hamilton Daily News Journal (Newspaper) - February 20, 1954, Hamilton, Ohio United States Savings Bonds Certify fraud Jury HAMILTON game aw en Page JOURNAL 6Rt HAMILTON IN Entered matter At it nnder net of March FEBRUARY 1954 53 PRICE FIVE CENTS Jonrnal News family of possible 2PAGES WEATHER HAMILTON AN VICINITY WINDY AND TURNING COLDER WITH SHOWERS ENDING TO LOWEST TONIGHT 28 SUNDAY WINDY AND COLD LAUNCH NEW DRIVE TO REDUCE TAXES t t SEVEN PATIENTS LOSE LIVES IN CONVALESCENT HOME FIRE Ask Immediate Approval Of Chief Justice Warren 10 Unevaluated Charges Against ExGovernor Aired WASHINGTON A furious tow over a Senate subcommittees publicizing of 10 unevaluated charges against Chief Justice Earl Warren boiled up today in a de mand the same group immediately give Warren a favorable The Senate judiciary subcommit tee considering Warrens nomina tion to the post he already oc cupies under an interim appoint ment meets again today at Watkins who protested the subcommittees airing of the charges at an open session yesterday and denounced them as a lot of said he would ask for a vote to send the nomination to the full Judiciary Committee for Requires Approval The submitted 11 Ly President re Senate No has announced intention of voting against At the Presidents vacation head quarters in Palm Press Secretary James Hagerty declined to discuss the At a meeting called by Chairman Langer the subcommittee pubicly spread on the record charges it said it had Among these were alle gations that Warren had followed the Marxist had appointed dis honest judges to and had been under the control of a no torious liquor Summary In Record At Langers subcom mittee counsel Wayne Smithey read into the record a summary by the subcommittee staff of 10 charges made by persons who op posed Warrens Smithey said the staff had not tried to establish the truth or fal sity of the charges but only listed those pear to be if would ap within the Investi gatory jurisdiction of the commit Watkins and Senate Republican Leader Knowland of California in terposed protests against this pro and the television meeting soon afterward broke up in a Called Shocking Knowland later called the pro ceedings the most shocking event Tarn to 1nne Court Of Inquiry Told Story Goaded To Broken By OfM Red anne Captors WASHINGTON of those 20th century stories that stagger the imagination and sicken the heart is unfolding in a im provised courtroom on a hill over looking the It is the as told by men who saw it of a brave man goaded to fury and gradually broken by his Communist captors under a load of hu miliation and physical wretched Frank a flying Ma rine with a brilliant record of com bat is the central fig He was a war prisoner in Korea 14 Midway in his he signed a false con a fourmember court is trying to decide Heavy Snow Storms Lash Sections Of Midwest CHICAGO UP A big chunk of the nations middle presented a patchwork weather picture today with the colors shad ing from dark brown to High winds kicked up heavy dust storms over the Midwest Fri day and were followed by heavy snow in some areas Friday That accounted for the weird Western hit hardest by yesterdays came in for a fullfledged blizzard last After a day of zero visibility be McCarthys Deadline Passes WASHINGTON UP A deadline see by McCarthy R Wis came and went last night without Army action demanded by the sen ator in a case involving a man he has labelled a McCarthy laid down a 24hour ultimatum Thursday night that the Army produce the names of all personnel who had anything to do with the promotion and honorable discharge of Irving a reserve Peress at a New York hearing refused to answer 33 questions about possible Commu nist activities and in voking the constitutional guarantee against Either the Army will give the names of men coddling Commu McCarthy or we will take it before the Senate and at tempt to have cited for contempt those responsible for a shameful As the deadline passed last an Army official at the Pentagon in Washington said the Army would have no statement on the McCarthy demand and would stand on a letter written to the senator by Secretary of the Army Robert Stevens earlier in the i The Army has held previously that Peress had been promoted from captain to major prior to his honorable discharge 3 in ac cordance with the RUSTED GAS MAIN BLAMED FOR BLAST Ohio rusted gas main was blamed yesterday by the Ohio Fuel Gas for an explosion which damaged the Mansfield YMCA and surrounding downtown buildings last The company said escaping gas probably was ignited by pilot lights in the YMCA OHIO NAMES PRESIDENT CLEVELANP Ufl The Ohio for Physical Educa tion and Recreation yesterday named Rudolph Memmell of Cine cinnati and Miss Anoin ette Lowry of Bexley president f cause of the snow moved in to knock out power lines and stall Communications with 16 Kansas towns were reported cut The highway patrol said all roads and major highways in the northwest ern corner of the state were blocked by drifting Scott City reported the heaviest snow fall with eight 8 Trains Halted At least eight passenger trains were reported halted between Kinsley and Garden after automatic signal systems were crippled by ice and Scores of automobiles were ditched and Light snow still was falling early today in the Wichita and Hutch inson Dust piled up to three inches in streets yesterday and as the rain and snow moved mud balls and broken snow fell in some Adust pall hung over all Texas early today except for the western Low visibility reports included onehalf mile at Childress and Wink threefourths of a mile in the Beaumont area and one mile at Lufkin and Calmed In Texas Winds generally had calmed over although some gusts up to 30 miles an hour were re The dust moved into Louisiana fession he took part in germ war fare activities in nev er were carried Noisy Propaganda The Reds made noisy propa ganda use of Schwables confes Now of inquiry whether the 45yearold a alert man with thinning and graying should face a court Four Marine enlisted men and one Army sergeant who caught glimpses of Schwable in POW camps during his ordeal told their stories yesterday halting frag ments that added up to a harrow ing picture of what brainwash ing does to a Some told of seeing Schwable in September and jittery but nonetheless Schwable had been captured the preceding July Hed been throwninto solitary harrassed by con deprived of But his attitude toward his Red tormentors was Go to Stronger Language Former Marine William Shockley of tes tified he heard those words ring out in a firm American voice on one occasion when a finger waving interrogator was submitting Schwable to And Pearson Porter of League an Army to Pltmuu BRICKER CLUB IS ORGANIZED LOS ANGELES A Bricker for President Club was formed in Los Angeles last The describing them selves as independent Republi cans and Jeffersonian issued a statement saying Bricker ROhio has not been ap proached about the matter and that his desire in the matter will not be Elected chairman of the club was Wesley Swift of a legislative representative of Gerald Smiths Christian Nationalist The statement issued by the club said in part In fighting the Bricker amend President Eisenhower is joining hands with the most radi cal New such as Humphrey of Minnesota and Lehman of New Eisenhower planned another round of golf after the bill He played In the foursome to the Presi dent on the first nine holes were Paul board chairman of Studabaker Corporation Paul proprietor of a Los Angeles bakery and John the club On the second nine Hoffman and Helms dropped out in favor of Leonard Firestone of the Firestone rubber family and Hawthorne Seattle insurance DULLES TO MAKE REPORT TO PEOPLE WASHINGTON of State Dulles has undertaken to convince Congress and the country that the United States scored a diplomatic victory in ar ranging for a conference to dis cuss peace in Dulles returned last night from the Big Four foreign ministers meeting in where he agreed to seating Russia and Red China at the conference opening April 26 at He obviously was disturbed by some fears expressed in Congress hat appeasement might He told newsmen who met him at the airport that this country got 100 per cent of what it wanted and that the place and composition of the conference are precisely what we fatigued after nearly a month of fencing with Russias faces three days of possibly stiff questioning by congressional leaders of both par ties and by the House Foreign Af fairs and Senate Foreign Relations He also will report to the nation Wednesday night on radio and IKE GOES TO WORK BEFORE GOLFING PALM President Eisenhower goes to work before golfing today on a series of bills passed by The President scheduled a morn ing session at his Smoke Tree Ranch office to sign into law bills which have been flown from Wash ington since he arrived here Wednesday for a James White House press indicated one or two of the measures might draw a presidential And he said none of the 24 measures could be classed as major OHIOAN IN SHOOTING OF WIFE Ohio Re tective Jack Alspaugh was Sound guilty yesterday of the fatal shoot ing of his estranged Eliza beth last September a cafe A Common Pleas Court jury took more than five hours to convict of first degree man Judge Paul Weber deferred sentence told of stronger language used by the Marine officer to a Communist You can spell the word if it embarrasses a lawyer told Im not said the selfpossessed and he gave the court the short word he said the colonel hurled at the interpre It a different by 8 when Schwable and some of the enlisted men were herded into a truck and transferred to another They had their own Tarn to Page Plenne Swallowing Canadian Plant of a six million dollar chemical plant on the banks of the Detroit Riyer settled deeper today into a newly created lake resulting from un derground Part of the oldmarshland on which the Canadian Industries plant is built dropped at least 22 feet with little warning yester swallowing two big Today the earth still Cracks appeared in a twoyearold office building of the adjacent Can adian Salt an indication the foundation was Workers cleared all records and furniture out of the brickandconcrete struc The waterfilled pit stretched 175 yards from east to west and 125 yards from north to The water level appeared the same as that of the Detroit River nearby and it was believed river water was seeping into the pit through salt crevices in the limestone for A huge hydrogen tank on one end of a concrete slab listed eight inches early Observers said that if the tank an am monia plant on the other end of the slab would go down as Other nearby structures included a fourstory salt warehouse and buildings for producing Officials said the entire roadway leading to the west end structure could drop FERGUSONRAPS GEORGE PROPOSAL WASHINGTON Fergu son RMich said today he is op posed to permitting a majority of Congress to nullify state and he said a treatypower con stitutional amendment proposed by George DGa would do Ferguson heads the Senate Re publican Policy The Senate is expected to vote next week on Georges under which international agree ments other than treaties could become effective as internal law only by act of This substitute apparently re mains the one proposal for a change in the Constitution which has any chance of obtaining the required twothirds approval for final Senate even its chances are FRACTURES FATAL TO CINTl WOMEN CINCINNATI UrtFractures suf fered in separate accidents proved fatal yesterday to two Cincinnati They were Abi Bertha whose pelvis and hip were injured 20 when she was hit by a and Wilhel mina who fell in her home 23 and hurt her CiNCINNATJAN BILLED AS CAR HITS HOUSE CINCINNATI Killed last night when his car smashed into a house near suburban Cheviot was Wilbur of Cm Frame Building Totally Wrecked Michigan Firemen Probe Ruins For Bodies women and three their lives in a fire that raced through a convalescent home for the aged Inte last In 30 the fire de stroyed the twostory frame build three miles west of Hartford in southwestern Police and firemen probed the ruins for the bodies of Harley of Watervlict Fred of Glenn Lucy of Coloma Samuel of Covert Adeline and Miss Louise both of Benton Mary of Water died en route to Watervllet Five of the victims were bed Three Rescued Three other patients were res They were Jennie of Benton and Chris and his also of Benton They were treated at a hospital for The home had been operated the last two years by and Clark Bessie Costakis who was caring for bedridden patients on the first gave this account of the fire She heard Collins She ran to the scene and found that a lire had broken out in a glassedin front porch occupied by Cut Off By tried to rescue Sparling but was cut off by a wall of She called Shimer and ran outside for When firemen the fire had nearly destroyed the Further efforts to rescue the pa tients were Bender escaped through a sec ond floor His wife was a bed patient on the first Al though suffering from a broken she dragged herself out the kitchen RECOVER SHELLS NEAR YOUNGSTOWN Ohio UP Five volunteer members of an Army demolition team dug in by hand yesterday to recover some land mines and bazooka shells nestled in lakes near Youngstown since The team said it recovered 44 land mines and three bazooka potentially active after their eightyear submersion and exploded them in restricted fields near Lake McKelvey and Meander McKelvey Lake is about a mile east of Youngstown Meand er about 18 miles An Army spokesman at Fort headquarters for the demolition could only give this explanation of how the TNT loaded shells happened to be here Some truck were given apparently from an Army ordnance to get rid of the The drivers dumped them into the two No one could state why the am munition was ordered to its grave GRENADE FOUND NEAR EMBASSY ROME bomb scare caused Italian riot police to throw a guard around part of the United States Embassy property An un exploded hand grenade was found near the A demolition said the grenade appeared to be a He dismantled it and took the pieces away with Then who had blocked pedestrians from approaching the relaxed their cordon and CINTl WOMAN IN KNIFE SLAYING CINCINNATI 00 County police today held Ada mother of 9monthold under a warrant charging murder in the knifeduel slaying of another worn Authorities said Miss Bessie was stabbed to death last night during a duel with Reid according to po that Miss Byrd and ber hus band had beeo running around to Briefing On The Far East Bpeelnl To WASHINGTON John Hull supreme allied com mander for the Far East Struve assistant secretary of de and Senator Lcverctt Snltonsall confer prior to the executive hearing of the Senate armed services commmittce in The committee met for a briefing on the Far East sit uation by General Swift Army Action Breaks Bacardi Kidnaping Case By BEN MEYER Cuba w I f t army arrests and the killing of a servant deemed the Facundo Bu cardi kidnaping case 1 night little more 11 hours after the 8yearold heir to a rum fortune was seized for The servant was chauffeur Guil lermo Rodriguez a dishonor ably discharged Navy veteran who was at the wheel of the station wagon in which the touslehaired boy vanished on his way to a fashionable private Kchool at 8 Shot To Death Accused of conspiracy in the frustrated Rodriguez was shot to death while attempting to es cape soon after Facundo was re stored to his hungry but safe and A jobless youth nabbed while walking the boy along a suburban road was jailed in a Army officials said tossed out of the Navy as a mari juana peddler and gambler some months before the Bacardi family hired died under a of soldiers bullets when hemade a break for liberty in the country while recnacting his part in the The surviving Manuel faces prosecution under a law providing a maximum of 12 years for To the day was one of hiking and Lots Of Walking There was lots and lots of walk ing and I got real tired and hun he The men did not harm me in any but they FOREIGN POLICY SEEN TOP ISSVE Ohio of a new foreign policy is the major problem facing the United States says Congressman George Bender of who is campaigning for the Republican senatorial nomina said in a speech last night We have helped our allies in their effort to get off the Now they can be asked to support them selves without weakening the west ern We have reached the point where American taxpayers will refuse to underwrite nations which do not choose to defend On the economic I see our job in Congress as one of stim ulating private he de TOLEDO BUSINESSMEN TO SEEK BELIEF WASHINGTON from are coming to Washington next week to find out how soon they can get govern ment relief for the unemployment problem in their Bricker ROhio has noti fied Toledo Mayor Oliver Czelusta he has set up a meeting for 9 Wednesday in the office of Defense Mobilizer Arthur who has been attending the highway safety conference gave me nothing to I am jusl fine Not a penny ransom was Facundos Daniel Bacar vice president of the familys Brewery in had anxiously in peso notes iand made one attempl through Rodriguez to deliver it as indicated in a ransom note the chauffeur said was given him by a group of three But Rodriguez returned with i story that he was unable to re establish contact on this initla Report Confession Of Russian Spy CHICAGO Tribune said today a member of the Soviet espionage ring which operated in in the late 30s confessed his role last night to McCarthy RWis of the Senate permanent investigating subcom The in a special dis patch from where McCarthy is holding a hearing in connection with the alleged Com munist infiltration of the General Electric at Schenectadyi did not identify the former Breaking a silence of 15 the Tribune the former spy described his connection with the underground conspiracy which involved Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers in the most celebrated spy trial of the He re vealed for the first time the part he played in the theft and repro duction of secret state department The dispatch from Albany said that the story was told in secret session and will be given at a publio hearing Saturday when the witness will testify before the sub The Tribune identified the man as a former General Eelectric employe who lives in obscurity near The Tribune said the witness had consistently refused to talk to the Federal Bureau of Inves tigation or congressional irivestiga Summoned to the Hiss it he invoked the privilege against selfincrimination of the Fifth Amendment of the Constitu His interrogation at a closed session this evening was therefore expected to be the Trib une The expectation was that he would follow the example set by numerous other witnesses and plead possible involvement in prosecution for a crime if he answered But when Roy chief began asking the witness revealed that the sub committee subpoena had led him to a decision to OHIO FARMER CRUSHED TO DEATH BY PLOW Ohio Rade was crushed to death by a plow he was pulling with his tractor on his farm near here yes FAVOR BOOST M PERSONAL EXEMPTIONS Democrats Back Republicans Remain Wary GEORGE PLAN Would Be Of Most Help To Large Those With Low Incomes WASHINGTON in Congress massed Jubilantly to day behind a new proposal to cut individual income Republi conscious of its political im approached the issue The fresh proposal to provide new tax relief by boosting person al exemptions was sprung unex pectedly yesterday by George ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee which handles tax George suggested that the per sonal exemption be raised from the present to this year and to next He said he viewed such action as a nec essary antirecession Beaten By GOP The George proposal goes much farther than a like idea sponsored by Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Commit These House Democrats sug gested that the personal exemption be hiked to they were beaten 1510 by the Republican majority on the committee which now is busy overhauling the na tions tax A number of House Democrats have made it plain they will fight for their plan when the tax re vision bill reaches the floor in about two They hailed the George proposal and said it would moke their battle an easier Tax legislation must originate in the The George could be added to the tax revision measure when it comes to the The George plan would be of most help to large families and those with low It has been estimated to cost the Treasury about 4M billion dol lars this year and eight billions next Would Complicate Budget it would complicate the Eisenhower administrations budgetbalancing Under the Eisenhower tax the deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30 would be about and about next The George plan would more than double the deficit now anticipated for next unless some offsetting measures were But George said in an interview he is not as concerned about bal ancing the budget as he is about fighting unemployment and a busi ness If we are courageous enough to take this forwardlooking step before the economy falls on its he told the Senate yester we can be of some service to the POPES RECOVERY DECLARED NORMAL VATICAN CITY Vatican apparently answering rumors that Pope Pius XII has taken a turn for the announced today his slow recovery con tinues A the first issued in several days on the ailing pont iffs said his convalesc ence from a persistent stomach ailment was expected to be a long A good period of is needed before the Pope can re gain his normal the Vati can A flurry of rumors yesterday that he was worsening led to new concern here for the 77yearold stricken 25 with a stomach Inside Among Sick Amusements Churches Classified Comics Crossword ;