Hamilton Daily News Journal, December 14, 1954

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December 14, 1954

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Hamilton Daily News Journal (Newspaper) - December 14, 1954, Hamilton, Ohio tteh Keen ' America Strong United States Savings Bonds Seek %A/W Path lighting AeluthH-tojack hearing an next Tuesday HAM I LTD N JOURNAL * onnnn Vl^lJUtF ,, the Jowtai* News family of possible readeri. 22 PAGES Entered �� ttcoml-ctiui mttter P�b. 14, 19.13, �t pott, office at Hamilton, Ohio, nnder *ct of Mirth 3,1879. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1954 VOL. 68-NO. 30IC PRICE FIVE CENTS WEATHER HAMILTON AND VIClNIfYj MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN TEMPERATURE f 0* NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. LOW* EST TONIGHT 30-35. REDS HINT OF TRADE FOR U. S. AIRMEN Benson Relieves Farmers Of All Controls Next Year WASHINGTON Ml-Secretary of Agriculture Benson has relieved farmers of all controls next year except those imposed by Congress and voted by farmers themselves. Benson announced at a news conference yesterday that a measure he set up last summed to control use of "surplus" acres in 1955 is being tossed away. Under this measure, a farmer would have been required to comply with all acreage planting allotments assigned his farm to be eligible for price support aid on any crop. Allotments will be made for cotton, wheat, corn, peanuts, major types of tobacco and rice. Wheat Supports This control was designed, for example, to prevent farmers from using land diverted from wheat to production of corn in excess of their corn allotments. But now a farmer may plant as much corn as he likes and still be eligible for wheat supports. Another control measure Benson dropped would have prevented diversion of "surplus" land from allotment crops to potatoes and commercial vegetables. The only controls remaining for 1955 include: Marketing quotas, which farmers themselves must approve, for cotton, wheat, tobacco, and peanuts, and acreage allotments for all these crops and corn. Allotments are required by law except in times of emergency. Benson said it may be necessary to propose marketing quotas for rice. Also still In effect next year is a congressional edict that farmers must comply with all acreage allotments to be eligible for sub- (Tiirn to Page 10, Plcnue) President Pays Tribute To U. S. Newspapermen NEW YORK MV-President Eisenhower paid tribute to the American newspaperman last night, calling him a "valiant warrior for the truth that makes men free." "In the unending struggle to maintain our freedom, the Ameri can reporter is ever on the front line," Eisenhower said. "For as' long as faith and knowledge endure, freedom is certain to survive." The President appeared on film during a 90-minute television program, climaxing day-long dedica- Former Convict Sought In Slaying BRINKLEY, Ark. MV-The slayer of Mrs. Sue Fuller, young mother of two children, may have been someone familiar with the habits of her husband. Police Chief Frank Henderson said today he is working on a theory that the man who killed the prominent 25-year-old brunette may have known that her husba would be away from home durin1 the predawn hours Sunday. Mrs. Fuller was beaten to death with a stick of stove wood at her home early Sunday morning. Henderson said her husband Milton, 31, long had made a custom of arising early and driving to a downtown hotel coffee shop for coffee and the morning newspapers. Fuller, an auto dealer, told police he made his usual trip to the coffee shop about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. He said he returned home after driving by his place of business and then stopping by the .police station for a chat with officers on night duty. After reading the newspapers, he said he fell asleep on a couch in the living room, He said he was awakened by a noise in his wife's bedroom and ran in to find her dying on the floor. Meanwhile, officers pushed their search for a former convict, now free on parole from a federal penitentiary, who has served time in Illinois for the murder of a woman. When police went to the man's home in nearby Devalls Bluff yesterday afternoon, he had disappeared. ohio fatalities below 1953 total COLUMBUS, Ohio �R-Highway fatalities in Ohio for 1954 are expected to run 14 per cent below the ; 1953 total. That announcement came today from U. C. Felty, state director of ., highway safety, when he released details on a new safe driving cartoon film scheduled for showing in some 800 Ohio theaters. Traffic accidents in Ohio last year killed 2,047 persons, Felty said. The reduction this year will mean saving some 280 lives, he added. Publicity and education programs carried out by press, radio, television, theaters and similar groups are listed by Felty as major reason for the decrease. REDS OFFER TO*STOP WAR OF RADIO INSULTS ROME Wl - Communist Czechoslovakia has offered to stop the war of radio insults between Prague and Rome and asked It-, aly to do the same. The offer came /jn a memorandum from the Czechoslovak legation after the Italian Cabinet protested against a long series of anti-Italian broadcasts. , tion ceremonies of a new memorial press center of the Overseas Press Club. The center honors newspapermen who died abroad in line of duty. Vital Arm Of Freedom "Through many years, I have had good reason to count the press corps as a vital arm of the forces of freedom," the President said. "In war, I saw its members strive tirelessly, endure hardship, dare battlefield peril that our people might be fully and quickly informed; on every front, they were worthy comrades of our fighting men. "Now, as president, I find that each day emphasizes anew the fairness, the discernment, the dedication of the American reporter. In peace, he is still a valiant warrior for the truth that makes men free." A cast of entertainers, who appeared on the television show, "The Dateline," included Bob Hope Sid Caesar, MaEfchfcRaye and John WhWh^eVftoet Carl Sandburg ern me dedication, in which id: In all weathers and on all continents and, seas, the overseas correspondents sought the controlling factors, scented and hunted the dark unknown. "From winding and torturous paths where the known faded into fogs of the unknown they did their best at sending home to press and radio the story of what was happening from day to day." During the ceremonies, former presidents of the organization unveiled four plaques with names of 82 newsmen who have died abroad while searching for news. heavy rainfall in eastern areas CHICAGO UP)-A storm center on the Carolina coast brought more rain to wide areas in the eastern quarter of the country today. The storm, moving northward, dumped rain from northern Georgia to eastern Pennsylvania and ^over the upper Ohio Valley. Rainfall in the lajt 24 hours was more than one inch in many cities along the coast. Light snows fell in northern Minnesota and in the Northern Rockies while showers were quite general along the Pacific Northwest coastal region. It was chilly over many areas, with the freezing line extending southward to extreme northwest Louisiana. It was freezing or below 32 over the Great Lakes region, New England, the Eastern Plains, Northern Rockies and Western Plateau region. v.s. rule's out deal with reds WASHINGTON UP) - The United States today ruled out any deal with Red China to swap 35 Chinese students in America for the 11 U. S. airmen imprisoned inside China. State department press officer Lincoln White told newsmen, "There will be no deal." White's comments came in reply to questions about a Peiping Radio broadcast which carried a broad hint that Red China was trying to coax the United States into a deal. "ROBIN HOOD"' CAPTURED BY SAVANNAH POLICE SAVANNAH, Ga. Iff)-Police said that after snatching a woman's purse, Willie Haynes, 31, paused while fleeing to hand 24 cents to a beggar on the street. He was captured shortly afterwards. Sheppard Maintains Innocence   CLEVELAND VP) - The cross-examination of Dr. Samuel Sheppard ended today with an assertion by the state's attorney that he killed his wife and inflicted his injuries on himself. "That is absolutely untrue-and unfair," Sheppard replied. This was the only time in the long cross - examination that the accused man raised his voice. The state's attorney, John J. Mahon, had asked Sheppard: "Now, those injuries you received, doctor, didn't you receive those from jumping off that platform onto the beach?" Emphatic Denial "No, sir," Sheppard answered. "I think that would be impossible." As a brain surgeon he gave his reasons for that answer.' He said there would have to be an injury on the top of the head as well. The top of his head was not injured, although he claimed to have a damage to the vertebra in his neck. "Isn't it a fact that you beat your wife that morning," Mahon thundered, "and after you killed her you rushed down those steps toward the beach and fell or jumped and injured yourself?" Sheppard delivered his emphatic denial. With that, Mahon said he was finished. No Authority Just before asking whether Shep-pard's injuries were self-inflicted, the state's attorney asked Sheppard if cold water is not more effective for removing blood stains than hot water. The suggestion appeared to be that the accused man ran down the steps after the murder and plunged into Lake Erie to wash away blood from his clothing. Sheppard replied calmly: "I am certainly no authority. I never tried." It was the fourth consecutive day that the handsome young osteopath has been in the witness chair. The (Turn to Pnfre 10. Dense) -*-- Pope's Condition Called Stationary VATICAN CITY W-A Vatican press spokesman announced that two physicians who examined Pope Pius XII this morning reported his condition "stationary." Earlier a source close to the 78-year-old head of the Roman Catholic Church reported he had weakened perceptibly in the past 48 hours and his doctors fear he is threatened by anemia. The press spokesman's announcement was the first time that the Vatican had not reported continued slow improvement since the pontiff rallied from his serious collapse 12 days ago with a gastric ailment. Official reports in the past have been inclined to minimize the seriousness of his condition. The source who reported that the Pope had grown weaker said he had been able to take only small spoonfuls of food by mouth the past two days. He said more nutrition had been given, with difficulty, by tube. The Pope also was said to have spent a somewhat less restful night last night. tankers'racked by explosions NEW YORK UP) - The Coast Guard reported early today that two Norwegian tankers, both racked by engine room explosions, have apparently been able to cope with resulting fire and injuries. A Coast Guard spokesman said a Coast Guard plane had flown over the stricken SS Fensal' and reported that a fire aboard the loaded oil tanker appeared to be under control. A U.S. merchant ship was standing by, some 270 miles northwest of San Juan, P.R. About 100 miles northwest of the Fensal was the tanker Braconda, which also reported an explosion last night. The Coast Guard said two seamen originally had been reported near death from injuries. Later reports indicated they were out of danger. Russell Opposes Foreign Economic Aid Proposals WASHINGTON Wt-Sen. Russell (D-Ga) said today he will oppose any Eisenhower administration program of dollar economic aid for Asia "or anywhere else." Russell voiced this opposition in an interview in advance of a White House briefing by President Eisenhower for Democratic and Republican congressional leader^ on foreign and defense policies. Administration officials have been suggesting increased economic aid for Asia, similar in some respects to the Marshall Plan assistance to Europe. Okays Technical Assistance Speaking as the prospective chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and carrying the unofficial proxy of Sen. George (D-Ga), who expects to become chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Russell said that as far as he is concerned he is "through with purely economic aid." George was absent from the conference because his wife is ill. "I don't propose to vote for economic aid anywhere," Russell said. "I would support some substantial increases in the technical assistance program which I feel is particularly fitted to the problems of the Asian economy. "But any effort to push up Asia's standard of living purely by pumping American dollars into the economy of those countries is simply beyond the capacity of this country to attempt." The White House briefing on (Turn to I'll tee JO, l'lcnue) Demos Hope To Tone Down Scandalous Building Report WASHINGTON GlV-Charges that irregularities in government housing programs constituted the "worst" scandal in United States history and yielded builders a billion dollars in "windfall" profits ?eportedly have been stripped from a Senate Banking Committee report now awaiting publication. Sources close to the committee said this was done after banking group Democrats balked at signing the report as originally wit-ten. Pentagon Closes Condon Issue WASHINGTON W)-The Pentagon says it is closing its books on Dr, Edward U. Condon now that the scientist has quit as research director for the Corning (N.Y.) Glass Works and has halted his attempt to gain security clearance from the Navy. Condon, former head of the Bureau of Standards, announced through the Corning firm that he was doing so because "I do not feel there is any possibility of-�i*^ securing a fair and inderfem-Wilson McCarthy, president of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, denied yesterday the D&RGW is building a uranium-powered locomotive in its Denver shops. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel said in a story "the entire project, being done under Army and Atomic Energy Commission contract, is locked up in secrecy tighter than Ft. Knox. But now and then a hint or two leaks out of the security doors." McCarthy, asked for comment, also said: "Ray McBrian, chief of the Rio Grande research department, for the past two years has been working on the possibility of utilizing atomic energy in running diesel electric locomotives but to date he and his associates have not launched any project." But these informants also said that, despite agreement by committee Republicans to tone down certain portions of the long report, at least some Democrats probably will insist on filing a separate statement spelling out their disagreement with other majority findings. "Windfall Profits" Democrats have been given until tomorrow to offer additional proposals for altering the report, which now is scheduled for public distribution next Monday. It was understood the Democrats have had a draft of the report for month. As originally written, the report on the committee's eight-month in vestigation of certain Federal Housing Administration operations reportedly opened with a flat charge that "windfall" profits reaped by builders in a postwar apartment program totaled one billion dollars. The opening paragraph also was said to have claimed no previous scandal, including that of the Teapot Dome ia j|he Harding admin-istraUprlQn�||he Reconstruction Fma^p'Ccrp. scandals during the Truman administration approached the housing irregularities in scope. Similar Investigation The Banking Committee's housing probe-paralleled by similar investigations by the Justice Department and by FHA' parent, the (Turn to Pnsre 10, Plenae) The Thunderstreak's Punch Spevlnl To Jonrnnl-Newa BENTWATERS, Suffolk, England - Airman Is hard to find in this display of the armament and fuel tanks of U. S. Air Force's swe.pt-wing fighter-bomber Republic F-84F Thunderstrcak at Bentwaters, Suffolk, England. Armament includes six .50 caliber machine guns, center, by plane's nose wheel, with ammunition belts. Other "punch" of F-84F arc: Front row, left to right, 1000-pound bombs; one 2,000-pound bomb, 24 HVAR five-inch rockets, one 2,000-pound bomb, and two 1,000-pound bombs. Back row, two 230-gallon tanks, two 450-gallon tanks, and two 230-gallon tanks, all external. Hoover States FBI Won't Stifle Academic Freedom SEEK RELEASE OF STUDENTS (ED W U.S. Peiping Apparently Trying To Feel Out Swap HAMMARSKJOlD Truman Watches Movies Of Self PHILADELPHIA UP>-The slender, little man watched the movie through his silver-framed glasses, seemingly unaware that hundreds of eyes in the room were glued on his face rather than the screen. It was'a belated birthday party for former President Harry S. Truman-a dinner also arranged to raise money for his favorite project, the erection of a library at Independence, Mo., to house the records of his eight years in the White House. The birthday celebration yesterday was months late because an operation had forced a postponement. But the guest of honor showed few, if any, signs of ill health. A motion picture of the highlights of his presidential career was shown the dinner guests. It showed Truman being sworn in as President after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Then the scene shifted to a closeup of Truman announcing that a terrible new weapon had been used on the Japanese -the atom bomb. The man at the head table seemed to watch this scene with greater intensity than ever. The screen next showed Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at Potsdam-one of the historic conferences of the Truman administration. Finally, there was a shot of Truman with some of his military leaders, including Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. JUDGE TAFT TAKES OATH OF OFFICE COLUMBUS, Ohio W) - Judge Kingsley A. Taft today took the oath of office for his second term on the Ohio Supreme Court. The 51-year-old Cleveland jurist received the oath from Chief Justice Carl V. Weygandt. Taft began his first six - year term on the Ohio Supreme Court in 1949. His new term begin* next Jan. 2. By JULIUS GOLDEN ALBUQUERQUE UB-John Ed gar Hoover, Federal Bureau of Investigation director, says the FBI "Would never engage in any activity which might result in stifling academic freedom." Hoover so declared in a letter to Bob Lawrence, editor of the University of New Mexico Lobo, school newspaper. The subject of this year's national collegiate debate is whether the United States should extend diplomatic recognition to the Communist government of China. The Lobo had quoted Dr. Wayne C. Eubank, president of Tau Kappa Alpha, honorary debating fraternity, as saying college debaters had been warned they may have their names included in FBI "raw files" for upholding the question in debates. No Interest "I can assure you that the FBI has no interest whatsoever in college debates as such," Hoover wrote in the letter to be published today in the Lobo. "We would never engage in any activity which might result in stifling academic freedom." Hoover said "I was indeed surprised to see this story. I do wish you would have communicated with me first because it leaves the false impression that the FBI is desirous of obtaining the names of persons debating this question. "This certainly is not true." Eubank told a reporter that Rep. Robeson (D-Va) had written a letter to a Duke University debater on the subject. "Robeson made no mention of the FBI," Eubank said, "but he asked for the names of those on the National Debating Council and sheppard's friend reports to police LOS ANGELES Mt-After learning that her name had been mentioned in the Dr. Samuel Sheppard trial in Cleveland, Miss Margaret Kauzor, 27, went to police headquarters yesterday. Dr. Sheppard, accused of murdering his pregnant wife, testified that he had dated Miss Kauzor after he had been married. Miss Kauzor, who had been questioned by police months ago in the case, told officers that her first date with Dr. Sheppard was to a country club dance in 1950. The secretary said she knew the osteopath was married but saw nothing wrong in dating him because his wife was in the East then. "We dated over a period of six to nine months," she told police. "We usually went to a dance, to the beach or friends' homes, . . . We dated casually ^because we had a great deal in common and enjoyed each other's company. "There was no serious romantic interest, at least in my mind." willoughby'man killed in mishap CLEVELAND UR - Earl R. Bowen, 29, of Willoughby was killed today in an automobile-truck accident at nearby Willowick. | the member of the Duke University faculty responsible for the debating team." Free Speech Eubank said Robeson wrote a Duke debater: "I certainly hope you will not undertake to debate the positive position of this subject as quotations from your statements may embarrass you for the rest of your life." Eubank termed Robeson's letter "an abridgement of free speech by a man sworn to defend the Constitution, a' document guaranteeing our freedoms." '�r\c/l In a television b*>aAaaM^T 23, the Dmatfrc^ic jcoTfcressman said the letlgV**^ written primarily through an interest in the stu- (Tiirn to Vnge 10, rirnxp) Dulles To Discuss Defense Plans WASHINGTON Wl - Secretary of State Dulles leaves for Paris late today to seek ways of speeding final agreement on West German rearmament and to discuss Western defense plans, He will be accompanied on the plane trip by Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey and Administrator Harold E. Stassen of the Foreign Operations Administration. Immediate purpose of Dulles' trip is to attend a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Council opening Friday. But he has said he expects to discuss other matters with Britain's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and France's Premier Pierre Mendes-France. Dulles told his news conference last week he thought they might talk about Mendes-France's suggestion, made on his recent U.S. visit, to hold a Big Four meeting with Russia next spring, providing West Germany has been more closely integrated with Western defense and progress is shown toward German reunification and an Austrian peace treaty. noted ny'lawyer taken by death NEW YORK (tf)-Arthur Garfield Hays, noted New York lawyer, died today. Hays was 73. He died at 8:50 a. m. at the New York Hospital, where he was admitted Nov. 8. The hospital declined to make public the cause of death or other details. At his law office, an associate said the attorney had gone into the hospital "for a rest." THREE FOUND DEAD from asphyxiation WELCH, W.Va. UH-Three men were found dead yesterday, evidently from asphyxiation, in an abandoned coal mine containing a moonshine whisky still. They were McKinley Marcum, 26, .and his brother Warren, 23, both of Roder-field, and their cousin William Duncan, 28, of Washington, D.C., who was visiting here. Stills Hopes For Favorable Reply From Reds On Bid For December Meeting UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. tf> - Diplomats speculated today that Peiping's renewed protests over United States detention of 35 Chinese students might be a hint that Red Chlim wants to use them as a base for bargaining on the release of 11 American airmen it holds on spy charges.. Peiping radio said last night the United States would be flouting international law If it held the 35 in retaliation for the jailing of the airmen. Linking of the two cases in the same broadcast led many U.N. delegates to wonder if Peiping was putting out feelers to see whether the United States would be willing to make some sort of a trade.  Some 4,500 Chinese students were in the United States when the Chinese Reds entered the Korean War. Of those who wanted to go home, 353 have since been released. But the State Department has not let the 35 leave the country because they had acquired skills in the United States that might be useful to the Communists. U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold was reported still hopeful the Chinese would accept his bid to go to Peiping to plead for the fliers. No Mention Of Visit I U.N. officials said Hammarskjold had derived encouragement from the fact that Peiping radio's two blasts against the airmen in the past two days had made no mention of his proposed visit or to the Assembly resolution denouncing their jailing by the Chinese. Persons close to Hammarskjold said he had not expected an immediate answer, believing  instead that the Reds would take some time to map their strategy on such a major issue. Hammarskjold was believed working through neutral Sweden and India-both have diplomatic missions in Peiping. Reports also persisted that, if these avenues produced nothing, the secretary general call on Soviet Russia to use her influence. Some diplomats feel that Russia was more annoyed than please^ by Peiping's action in sentencing . the airmen while the Kremlin was teaching coexistence. In the Special Political Committee yesterday, Russia brought charges that Nationalist China - with American connivance-com-. mitted piracy against 67 foreign merchant vessels along the Red Chinese coast. U.S. Delegate CD. Jackson labeled the charge another cold war item." no quick verdict in lattimore case WASHINGTON Wl-An attack on the second of two perjury indictments against Owen Lattimore was taken under consideration late yesterday by U. S. District Judge Uther W. Youngdahl, who indicated he does not plan to rule hastily. Youngdahl, who touched off a controversy when he dismissed some counts of a previous indictment against the Far Eastern affairs specialist, gave attorneys 10 days in which to file additional written arguments on the new charges. Thus his ruling seemed certain to be delayed at least until Christmas. JAPAN'S PRIM*E MINISTER SEEKS MORE ARMED POWER TOKYO Uft-Prime Minister Ichiro Hatoyama will attempt to increase Japan's armed strength sufficiently to make possible the withdrawal of U. S. forces possible, informed sources said today. Inside JournaUNew 'Among Sick Amusements Births Columnists Classified Comics Crossword Deaths 19 Editorials 6 14 Horoscope 9 19 Markets 10 6, Oxford 4 18-19; Radio-TV 11 21! Rem. When 13 2- Society 8 WjSportf ji-17 08712193 ;