Newport Daily News, August 17, 1951

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August 17, 1951

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Newport Daily News (Newspaper) - August 17, 1951, Newport, Rhode Island Weather Data rises 'sots T ties-high A. M., Iow 2i88 A- P. M. .tnnnMlay'a 78; low 66. JKaston'd Beach water tempera- ture nt noon today, 74. Local Forecast Cloudy with tag and drizzle to- night. Considerable Sat- urday. Cool tonight and Saturday. Detailed Report Oa I ESTABLISHED 1846 Vol. 167 NEWPORT, R. I., FRIDAY, AUGUST17, 1051 SIXTEEN PAGES PRICE HVE OENM UPSTATCPOUCE OFHCIAL INDICTED WITH FIVEOTHERS Woonsocket Commission Head Faces Trial On Charges Involving Bribery Six prominent Woonsocket men, including the police commission chairman, wore indicted by 8, grand Jury in Providence today on charges involving bribery and perjury. Attorney General William E. Powers said the charges resulted from reports that prospective Woonsocket police wcro asked to pay for their Jobs. Tho Providence County .grand jury returned seven secret Indict- ments, two against one man, to presiding Superior Court Justice G. Frederick Frost, Directly they were returned the indictments wore made public by first Assistant Attorney Gener- al Edward IT. J. Dvvycr as follows: Joseph W. Mai'ceau, 53, former atato police lieutenant and now chairman.of the Woonsocket police bribery. Councilman Leo A. Nadeau CD- Ward bribery, Councilman Leo A. Nacleau (D- Ward Bribery, Alderman George J, Paquln, 42, (D-Warcl Indictments of attempted bribery. Peter Pryharskl, superintendent of the city water embezzlement. Dr. Charles C. lannc, perjury. Willy St. Germain of the St, Germain Motor Transportation Bribe Asking Charged Tho Providence Journal-Bulle- tin and the Woonsocket Call re- cently quoted several men as say- ing they wcro approached and asked for in connection with police jobs. Dwyer recalled to the court that Uio special grand Jury investiga- tion had been ordered by Governor Dennis J. Roberts after the news- papers had "brought to the atten- tion ot the people certain matters of great public concern by the publishing o.C reports of alleged corruption and 'as to the identity (Continued on Pago 4) U. S. Moves To Enforce Cattle Ceiling To Kill Reported Black Markets OPS Cracks Down On R. I. Restaurant Law Violators OPS went into federal court in Provldenco today'for the first time in a crackdown .action to compel enforcement of price regulations In the restaurant business in Rhode Island. Tho first case to bo filed was that against Harry Crawshaw's Grill, Inc., at 22 Watterman ave- nue, East Providence. Judge Edward L. Leahy set Aug- ust 2d; tit '10 A, M. for hearing on OPS requests for an injunction to restrain dofondent from doing business until ho compiles with the regulation which requires the filing of costs and sales information upon which price ceilings aro de- termined. Culvert K Casey, chief OPS enforcement attorney said the respondent had failed to file re- quired Information despite warn- ings in the form of a personal visit by an investigator and a fol- low-up letter. Ho branded the case as Indicative of "a deliberate violation.- of the law or a neglect no wanton and inexcuseablo as to border on Casey added that his office is now completing an investigation oC similar violations In the.restau- rant business and said other court actions will follow when evidence warrants, WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 The government, reporting signs of a black market, launched a nation- wide drive today to enforce cattle price ceilings. "'Immediate action" against any violators was promised, At the same time, plans for sharply changing the price ceilings themselves wore disclosed. Michael V. DISalle, head of the Office of Price Stabilization, said a large part of the OPS enforce- ment staff will concentrate on checking cattle sales prices, Im- mediate checks are to be made at slaughter plants to find out whether abnormally high pur- chases Involve any over-ceiling, sales, DISallo also disclosed that the beef slaughtering: Industry advisory committee has been called to- gether here next Wednesday to "consider steps to be taken with respect to celling prices on cattle In view of the abolition of slaugh- ter quotas." The OPS is planning to propose then, today's statement from the agency indicated, the Imposition of price ceilings on cattle sellers as well as purchasers, and ceilings on Incllvlducl animals rather than on average monthly sales, Congress, in renewing the de- fense production act recently, prohibited further slaughter quotas. The OPS hEid used quotas to divide allowable production each month. The agency has contended the quotas are necessary to block black markets in meat. A move has started in Congress to restore the government's power to impose them. DiSalle said 'that, without quo- tas, the OPS already Is. receiving "numerous complaints from pack- ers that they were unable to pur- chase cattle at the celling price. "Since- wo .are no longer able to channel meat into regular normal channels through the slaughter quota DiSalle are grpwlng indications of trlbutlon." "This situation, of course, putt, a strain on legal prices, and threatens to move the available supply Into fewer areas where higher may bo DISalle continued "There are Indications that cell- ing price violators are outbidding legitimate slaughterers and are extending their operations far bo yond normal, "As a result honest packers in (Continued on Page 4) MACARTHUR PROBE HOUSE GOP BACKS COMMITTEE VOTES AGAINST REPORT Would Only Revive Bitter Controversy At Critical Time, Says Sen. Russell TORRENTIAL RAIN SWEEPS NEWPORT City Escapes Damage From Lightning Storm Many storm-timid Newporters spent a long, wakeful night as n series of thunderstorms passed to sea east and west of the city. From lato evening until early this morning1 lightning flashed and thunder rolled, No damage from lightning was reported on this island, which escaped the storm centers. As each storm approached, the city received heavy drenching showers which deposited .48 of an inch of rain, A strong driving wind preceded the storms wrenching loose'tree With the advent of the -strong winds, which lasted about half an hour, the temperature dropped six degrees in a quarter pf an hour and about 16 degrees within an hour, from a high of 76 degrees to a low ot 60, Although other parts oE the state had suffered from earlier thunder storms, the storms here .followed on the heels at the wind, The vivid electrical display and the rumbling of thunder, some of house-shaking intensity, continued throughout the night. The tem- perature gradually crept back to the heights it has tenaciously clung to for the past week, New England Areas Hit Some farm era today expressed wishes for a few hot dry days, Although they have rot suffered from the usual August drought, the continued humid weather has had bad effect on some crops. Tho rainfall tills summer, ho over, has been so distributed over the season that lawns have re- mained green, during a month when they usually show brown patches, and'many crops havo been greatly benefltted, Tho entire New England coast as :l'ar as Maine was poundod by electrical storms, some of great severity, i'rom late afternoon throughout the night, In other parts of Rhode Island, a Scituate home was damaged and a barn in Wyoming was destroyed by fires set by lightning, The telephone company reported that 940 phonos in the state were (Continued on Pago 4) Senate Crime Probers Winding Up Sessions, Hear Of Campaign Funds WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 The Senate crime investigating committee today winds vip jnoro than a year of open hearings on rackets and gambling through- out the nation. On the closing: schedule aro Hie tag ends of the lawmakers' inquiry" into gambling and ical tie-ups in northern New Jer- sey and Maryland adjacent to the District of Columbia. Richard G, Mosor, the commit- tee counsel, told newsmen this would definitely bo the final day of open sessions. The Senators then will have two weeks' to write their final report, due by Sept, 1. There has been little or no talk among Senators of a fur- ther extension of time for the committee. When it was about to expire last May 1, an outcry wont up In the Senate nnd it un- animously voted a four-months extension. The committee yesterday heard of a campaign contribu- tion reportedly offered by Abner (Longlo) Zwillnwn to the Demo- cratic candidate for governor in New Jersey In 1049. The candidate, state senator and former Congressman Elmer Wcne, flatly rejected the offer, according to the testimony, Zwlllman has evaded a com- mittee subpoena reportedly by going'to sea in a his name has played a prominent role in the investigation, Tho crime probors were told yes- terday he was a kingpin In a boot- logging mob which collected at least in the years 1926- S2 and handled 40 per cent of the Illicit liquor entering the U. S, In the- period. James Bishop of Teanock, N. a writer and former reporter who worked with Wene In the 1949 gubernatorial campaign, testified that Zwlllman's offer of up to in campaign cash was. re- layed to him by George Kessel- ha'ut, n. lieutenant for the then Democratic leader in Essex Coun- ty Col. William Kelly. Wcno's response, bishop testi- fied, WHS an explosive "I don't even want .to .hoar about it. When can we got out ot this The writer said Zwlllman wanted the friendship of n poten- tial Wone administration and a voice In naming the state attorney general in return for the Wcne lost the election to Gov. Al- fred Drlscoll. Bishop added that Kesselhaut told him Zwlllman "will do more for Wono than he did for John Kenny -In Jersey City." Mayor John V. Kenny won a nationally- watched election in May, which ho overthrew the 36-year- old regime of boss Frank, Hague. FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SCHOOLS SEEN City Expecting From Defense Area Aid Indications that Newport would receive the lull allocated to it by the federal government to help clef ray school costs in .defense areas last winter were seen In a House subcommittee approval of a supplemental appropriation. The city had received befora the appropriation was exhausted. Jamestown, Midcllotown, Ports- mouth and Tlvorton also will re- eelvo their original allocations if the House approves the appropria- tion. S. Office of .Education -says-it has money enough to pay another ten per cent of the origin- al allocations to the communities. This would mean Newport will receive more even though the supplemental bill is not passed. Newport receives the largest amount of any community in the state. Notice of the 30 per cent cut in the original allocation came as the Representative Council and school department were drawing final budget figures last spring. The budgetmakers were given a lift when it was learned that the city wpulcl got and immediate- ly received about halt of the amount. After drawing a budget based on the entire amount, word was received that 30 per cent would be lopped off because of lack of funds, Fogiorty Heads Subcommittee Congressman John E. Fogarty of this state is chairman of the House subcommittee which approved the additional for the program for the entire country. He told the committee that school departments had planned their budgets on the basis of the origin- al act of last September and were hard hit by the cut in promised funds, Because of the cut, ho said, those departments are running into deficits. There is nothing they can do about it because they do not have money available, he said.. Before the 30 per cent out, the total allocations made .to James- town was Midclletown, Portsmouth, and Tivertcw, Other Rhode Island recipients were North Kingstown, East Green- wich, and Coventry, 142, Stock Market Higher With Fairly Active Trading NEW YORK, Aug. 17 UP) Generally higher prices today In the stock market were accom- panied by fairly active trading. The gains ran to between and ?2 a share among active leaders, and there was little backward- ness displayed, Groups making progress in- cluded radio-television, rails, steels, some motors, utilities, oils, alrcrafts, motion pictures, and rubbers. Other groups showed mixed tendencies. American telephone moved up to its fourth straight new 1951 high after opening on a block of shares at Wall street has canvassed all the angles for the rise and has settled, on tlie most popular fund buy- Ing in a relatively thin market There isn't too great a floating supply of telephone at the moment, it is said, Radio Corp., yesterday's most active issue, was popular again to- day at- another new 1951 high, Willys-Overland showed moder- ate activity at n. higher prices af- ter the company .reported a net profit.for nine months ended June 30 of as against 000 for the same period a year ago, Table On Page WASHINGTON, Aug.. 17 UP) The Senate's MacArthur inquiry committee voted 20 to 3 today against making any report on its two months of hearings, Chairman Russell (D-Ga.) told reporters the-majority feeling was that any report at this time on the firing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur would only "revive bitter con- troversy at a critical period In the Korean peace talks." He aaid the decision against a formal report was made on motion of Senator Saltonstall However, it was decided to let individual members file a state- ment of their views to be included in the hearing record to be trans- mitted.later to the Senate. This apparently would give a group of Republicans a chance to join in a tentative report they have prepared criticizing Truman administration foreign pollele s in the Far East since the 1945 Yalta conference. Cain Draft Prepared Senator Cain (R-Wash.) has prepared a draft of his views which he hoped some other Repub- licans would sign. MacArthur, in bitter disagree- ment with the administration on how to fight the Korean war, was removed from his Far Eastern commands by President Truman on April 11. The Senate up of members of the foreign relations and' armed services committees- began hearings May 3 and ended them June 25, MacArthur, the first witness, contended the administration policy of trying to conflno operations to Korea would lead only to a "bloody He urged air operations against Manchurian .bases of the Chinese Reds, blockade of the China coast and support for Chinese Na.tion- al 1st, forces on the island of B'or- iriosa to harrass the Communist- held mainland; Secretary of State Acliesoh and the Joint 'Staff contended that any such policies would heigh- ten the threat of a Russian move which might bring on World War 3. Adopts Saltonstall Plan Altogether, more than words of to a shelf of novel length volumes- wore received. At today's session, the commit- tees formally adopted the follow- ing1 resolution by Saltonstall: VThat the committees transmit and report to the Senate for its information the hearings and the records with their appendices, "That the committee file no further report, that no views or conclusions be denominated as the majority or minority views or con- clusions but that members be permitted before September 1st to file their views and conclusions with the chairman, and that said view's be printed in the 'appendix." .Senators Cain, Bridges (R- N. H.) and Knoowland (R-Cal.) cast the three votes against It, IRAN POLICE, MOB CLASH TEHRAN, .Iran, Aug. 17 Knife-wielding Moslem terrorists today wounded six Iranian pol- icemen part of a force attempting to break up an anti- British demonstration. The clash signaling possible new violence over the critical British-Iranian oil dispute occurred when police, armed with clubs, advanced on a group of 200 members of the fanatical Fedayan Islam sect, fiercely nationalist Moslems who have resorted to terror numerous times recently in their avowed intent to drive foreigners out of Iran. STEP TO SLASH FOREIGN AID BILL Democrats Sure They Can Blunt Republican Drive To Cut Step Billion WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 House Republicans massec strength today behind a drive to cut from the admin istration's foreign aid program. Democratic .leaders were confi- dent they could blunt the drive but were not too certain they 'could prevent all of the proposed cut. The GOP target includes already trimmed from the aid program by the House foreign affairs commit- tee. The additional many Republicans want to cut would come out of both military and economic aid, with Europe get- ting the heaviest trimming, around i No attempt, is expected .to be made to cut the aid proposed for Greece and Turkey or the for South American countries, COP Not United And not all Republicans aro in sympathy with the drive for the big reductions, Rep, Vorys a her of the foreign affairs com; mittec, told newsmen he believes an overall .reduction of would be in order. He In dicotcd -he would oppose further trimming. Showdown voting is slated for late, today, Pending when the House ad1 journed yesterday was an amend ment by Rep. Fulton (R-Pa.) to cut from European military aid and from European economic aid. These reductions would be In addition to those already recom- mended by the foreign affairs committee. It agreed to for military and for economic help for and less than -Ithe respective amounts asked' Tru- man. Breakdown Given The committee approved' measure breaks down like Western military and econo- mic plus for develop- ment free world. Near East and Africa military and economic. Asia and military and ccono mic, Korean rehabilitation Latin America military and economic, City Officials Study Way To Alleviate Beach Stench Several official heads of the city pondered the problem of re- moving the sun-baked seaweed from the western end of Easton's Beach this afternoon. Deluged by-complaints from residents In the area of the smell from the sea vegetation, an inspection was made this afternoon by Mayor Lewis, Dr. Norman M. MacLeod, health commissioner. Fore Chief Abel S, Eldriclge and W. S. H. Dawley, beach superintendent. Earlier today Frank M, Green- law of the Board of Health and John J. Cunningham. sanitation Inspector of the "'board, viewed and smellccl the situation. The condition is caused by sea- wed piling, up for the past six months in the beach under the cliffs. It has been washed above the reach of the tides and has be- come imbedded in sand. The sun has baked the seaweed and its many sea animals. Two weeks of humid weather has resulted in.a stench, Buffer Compromise Signs Continue; Subcommittee Appears In High Spirits WILL IlEPISESENT U. N. ON NEW SUB-COMM1TTK1S Gen, Henry I. Hodes works on reports in the U, N. advance camp in ;Munsan following a meeting with Red negotiators In Knejong-. Gen, Hodes will be one of the two U. N. a sub-com- mittee to attempt to solve the problem of a zone. In Korea. This issue has deadlocked the peace talks S, Navy photo-via. Americans Work Out Plan To Thwart Red Move To Filibuster Jab J ,'V WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 American officials have worked' out a plan aimed at thwarting an expected Russian propaganda fill- buster month's Japanese pence conference at San Francisco, With. thWas a guide, Secretary of State Acheson hopes to cut short the flurry of anti-American speech- es the Big Russian delegation is re- ported ready to unleash, The "stop-Russia" plan, informed officials said, Is the product of nearly four months of careful ad- vance planning by top State De- partment officials led by Ambassa- dor John Foster Dulles. Acheson instructed Dulles last April, it was learned, to work out what America's strategy should be in the event Russia, despite its de- nunciations of the draft treaty, de- cided to attend the Sept, confer- ence, Assistant Secretary Dean Rusk, who is in charge of Far Eastern affairs, and Ambassadors t-large Philip .Tcssup are reported to have helped in working out the scheme, Details Kent Secret Details of the plan arc not being bandied about, presumably to pre- vent their reaching Russians ears, A. Russian disclosure yesterday that it will send a 32-mcmber dele- gation to San Francisco has rein- forced belief that Moscow will try to wreck the conference and pre- vent signing of the American-Bri- tish sponsored treaty. The State Department bluntly told Russia in a formal note yes- terday that it was too late to try to change the "final" treaty draft, The meeting, it said, is "not a con- ference to reopen negotiations of the terms of peace." However, American policy mak< ers take the view the note will not deter Moscow's representatives from trying to inject new ques- tions, and, if possible, to wreck the conference. The Russians are led by Acting Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko who blocked big four efforts at Paris last spring to agree on a foreign ministers' meeting. 11 IN HOOP FIX Three Bradley Players, 8 Others Face Charges NEW YORK, Aug. 17 Three Bradley University basket- ball players and eight one of whom was described as a gunman and bank indicted today in. connection with the suspected fixing of key games, The Bradley players named in the Indictments filed in general ses- sions court were Eugene Mel- chiorrc, an All-American star, William K, Mann, and George M. Chianakas. District Attorney Frank S. Hogan, who has directed the in- vestigation which 1ms drawn six colleges and 31 into the gambling scandal, said the group of "fixers" operated under the direction of Joseph Bcnintcndc, He termed him a gunman and said he was being sought under a nationwide alarm. J3cnlntcnde, Hogan said, used the aliases of Joseph Granza, and Peter Albcr- sano. He Is 11 years old, Hogan declared that seven Bradley players in all were in- volved in the asserted fixing games but that only three named In the indictments violated New York penal laws, Evidence concerning the other four will "presumably be submitted to the grand jury in Pcoria, 111., and possibly in said Hogan, Wagers has high as (Continued on Page 4) Laughter Heard During Closed Kaesong Session MUNSAN, Korea, Aug. 17 A four-man subcommittee tackled, the Korean buffer zone .deadlock today iimkl official the arc ready to com- promise. The subcommlttecmen declined to comment on what happened In their first In an un- usual air of informality for Kor- ean truce talks. They scheduled their second ses- sion'for 11 A, M. Saturday 8 P. M. Friday When they adjourned at P. M, A, M, EDT) United Nations and Communist delegates posed together for the first time. While posing, Maj. Gen. Henry I. Hodes, one of the U. N, repre- sentatives, put his arm around North Korean Maj. Gen. Lee Sang Cho. The other two 8. Roar Adm, Arlclgh Burke and Chinese Maj, Gen. Hatch also appeared to be In good spirits. While they were negotiating behind cloiscd doors, their dis- cussions were broken at times by outbursts of laughter. com- plete reversal of the cold military formality of all full delegation nn air of hopefulncniibrought to Kaesong by a Red, broadcast, KcU Lender quoted The' P.eiplng Radio quoted the chief Communist negotiator as saying "It is possible to adjust" the Red demand for a demarcation line along the 38th parallel "on the basis of terrain and mutual Terrain and defense arc the rea- sons the Allies have insisted on a military demarcation along present battle lines. These arc generally north of the 88th parallel. Pciplng Radio, official voice of Red Chliia, reported North Korean Lt, Gen. Nam II immediately quali- fied his statement by saying the United Nations delegation must abandon "Its unfair and unreason- able demands" before agreement can be readied. The broadcast, monitored in Tokyo, said Nam made, the state- ment at Thursday's Kaesong con- (Continued on Page 4) GOP Senators Win Right To File Report On RFC WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 Republican Senators today won the right to file a sharply crit- ical report on the RFC investi- gation in the Senate records. The Senate banking committee which investigated charges that political influence was exerted in the granting of Reconstruction Finance Corporation loans, voted at a closed-door session to mib- mlt a majority report, worded in much milder .language, but to allow the Republicans to file a minority statement of their own. The two will bo published to- gether as a single document. Texts of the rival reports wcro ordered kept secret until Monday noon, when bolh will be filed with the Senate, Naval School Of Justice Graduates 200 Officers, 76 Enlisted Men HONOR GRADUATES AT NAVAL JUSTICE who finished at head of classes in six weeks' course ended today were Ensign Warren P. Cooper, U. S. N., left, and Richard T. Becker, yeoman, first class, right. They are being congratulated by Vice Admiral John L. McCrea, U. S. N., who arrived from .Washington to address the graduates; (Daily News Photo) Naval men with practical ex- perience in leadership are more valuable than any super-weapon, Vice 'Admiral John L, McCrea, U.S.N., deputy director of person- nel policy in the Secretary of De- fense's office, told graduating Nav- al School of Justice classes today. The school graduated 200 officers and 76 enlisted personnel. Top scholastic honors went to Ensign Warren P. Cooper, U.S.N., among the officers, and Yeoman Richard T. Becker among enlisted personnel. Commander William C. Mott, U.S.N., commanding officer, intro- duced Admiral McCrea, who ar- rived from Washington to address the classes studying the new uni- form justice code for all depart- ments. Admiral McCrcu, who presented diplomas, said great leaders in history have followed no set pat- tern, but reached the top through hard work and thorough know- ledge of their profession. The motto "Know your stuff, be a man and look after your quoted from the Virginia histor- ian, Douglas Southall Freeman, is a handy guide to naval leaders, the admiral said. Honor students, Including a WAVE yeoman, who graduated from tlie school commanded by Commander William C. Mott, U .S. of the Navy unless other- wise designated. They are in or- der: Warren P. Cooper; Lt. Norvelle R. Leigh, U. S. N. R.; 1st Lt. Ted H. Col- lins, U. S, M, Lt. Brncst M. Chatham; Ens. Robert A, Down- ing; Lt. Stuart T. Edgcrton, Jr., Lt, Douglas A. U. S. N. Lt. (jg) William, K. Witthaus; 1st Lt. James F. Gal- lagher, U, S. M, C.; Ens. William J, Cowhill; Lt. John E. Smith, U. S. N. 1st. Lt. Michael J. Dunbar, U. S. M, C.; Lt. (jg) Ray- mond R. Stclzner; Lt (Jg) Wil- liam S. Shafrran; Lt. (Jg) Clif- ford ,D, Ouellettc, U. S. N, R., Lt. William A, Savage; Lt, (jg) John P, Mulvihill; Ens. Leonard A. Mullcr; Capt. Robert A. Fitch and Comdr. Howard N. Moore. Enlisted honor students aro Yeoman Richard T. Becker, U, S. N. R.; Yeoman Margaret A, Wilson, WAVE; Yeoman Vcljo Z. Anderson, U. S. N. AMC Clarence R, Metcalf, Jr.; PNC Maurice John H. Klncaid; Yeoman ICdward E. Joshua; Yeoman Dclbert E. Brooluher; Seaman John R. Gorsuch and HMC Ronald H. Ol- son, 1.1' ;