Harrisonburg Daily News Record, December 17, 1954

Harrisonburg Daily News Record

December 17, 1954

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Harrisonburg Daily News Record (Newspaper) - December 17, 1954, Harrisonburg, Virginia Classified Ads In The News-Record Bring Results TMt HEART OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA Buy Seah. to Aid Fight On Tuberculosis VOL. 85, NO. 65. ASSOCIATED press NEWS TSd features service "HARRJSONBURG7VIRGINIA, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 17. 1954. rem business office or a tiaa news department dial iW-Jnd and ihiiV readings in January, voted with the government tonight. After the Bundestag talkes final action on the treaties they must be approved by the Bundesrat (upper house). The vote came after two days of debate in which Socialists as- (Contlnued On Pa�e 3, Col. 8) BARBER SHOP CLOSED Dec. 14 to 30, inclusive, Walter Hartman. 12-ll-17c PROFESSIONAL NOTICE Will be out of my office until Dec. 30. Secretary will be In. C. Sherrlll Armentrout, M. D. 12-14-17c REGULAR FOOD KALE Sat... H. D. Club Mk.. Frozen Foods Bldg. Hp .MARTIN'S open today until 8 P. M. !2-17to23c Man Lauding S-D Day Injured In Accident PORT HURON, Mich-, Dec. 16 ifli-Charles Shepnrd was the only Port Huron resident Injured in traffic on S-D Day. He told police: "I was driving along with a friend earnestly discussing what a wonderful Idea Safe-Driving Day was when I became so engrossed I accidentally ran a red light and hit a car." Shepnrd, 52, fractured his right arm. Mindszenty Said Out Red Prison Cardinal Rumored To Have Been Freed By Hungarians VIENNA, Austria, Dec. 16 tfl- The Cat'.iolic press agency Kath-press today distributed a rumor that the Hungarian regime had released Josef Cardinal Mindszenty. There was no confirmation from any source. The ailing 62-ycnr old cardinal was sentenced by the Reds in 1949 to life imprisonment on treason and sabotage charges. The Rev. Jacob Fried, chief of Catholic publications here, said the Kathpress report came from a Frenc'.i businessman journeying from Budapest. Father Fried said the Frenchman was reliable but picked up the reports "from rumors only and not from any official source." The Kathpress dispatch, datc-lined Budapest, said It was reported yesterday in "usually well informed circles in the Hungarian capital" that the cardinal Had been released a week ago and gone to his diocese. But it added diplomatic quarters in Budapest knew nothing about the release and that the cardinal's palace at his diocese in Esztergom said he was not there. In Budapest, spokesmen for t'le Hungarian Foreign Ministry declined to comment. There have been rumors in the Hungarian capital for some lime the Communist regime was negotiating with the Roman Catholic Church. Vatican sources said rumors of the cardinal's release had been heard "for the past two months," without confirmation. The U. S. State Department also said It had no information the prelate had been freed. The cardinal and six codefend-ants were convicted Feb. 8, 19-10. after a trial that shocked the free world and brought denunlcatlons from many estnrn leaders. Tie prelate, stripped of the church robes of his rank and wearing only the cassock of a priest, appeared under great strain. State Dept. Shrugs Off Red China Demand WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 l/PI- State Department officials today shrugged off Russia's demand, backing Red China, that the United States get out of Formosa. Doctor Predicts Cataclysm Tues. Michigan Physician Denies He Declared World To End By JAMES IJAILEV CHICAGO, Dec. 18 Ml- young doctor who claims contact with "outer space" today sot Dec. 21 as a day of "violent upheavals'* on earth. Dr. harles Lnughend, a staff physician at Michigan State Col lege, East Lansing, until yesterday, denied, however, he ever predicted the v^#rld would end on that day. Referring to "communications" he said were received by persons tuned In for signs from "outer space," he said t'.iere will be "certain cataclysmic effects Tues day" near Lake Michlgnn and off the Eastern and Western sea-boards. He said these developments may bring to life ocean-covered legend ary continents. But he said he never predicted the end of the world. In Chicago, a similar denial came from Dr. John Hannah, president of the college. He said he did not know who originated tfie report that Dr. Laughead pro dieted the world's end. Hannah was in Chicago for an educator's conference. Dr. Hannah said the college was "not interested In Dr. Laughead's beliefs." He added: "Our objection was when he was using his position in the college to propagandize students on a peculiar set of beliefs of question able validity and of a nature likely to upset the peace of mind of the students and effect adversely the quality of their college work." Dr. Laug!iead was reported as submitting his resignation to the school, but he said today he was a-sked to leave. Dr. Hannah said he had no comment to make on this version of Dr. Laughead's departure. As for his beliefs of pending cataclysms, Dr. Laughead described himself as a "reporter" for Individuals who he believes have been receiving communica- (Contlnued On Page 4. Col. 6) Ike To Light Yule Tree And Extend Greetings WASHINGTON, Dec. 1C> 1/11 -President Elsenhower will extend season's greetings to the nation by radio and television tomorrow afternoon and then llg^t a giant community Christmas tree near Ihe White House. The President wli speak about five minutes during a half hour program starting at f> p.m. F.ST. AH major radio and TV networks plan to carry the talk. When the President presses a button to light the 67-foot tree, he will set in motion a three-week Pageant of Peace celebration of religious worship, entertainment and thanksgiving. Reds In Threat To France Over Arming Germany Kremlin Threatens To Cancel Mutual Aid Agreement By RICHARD KASISC1IKE , MOSCOW, Dec. \'\ Mi-In a blunt note to the Frenc'.i, tlu Kremlin threatened today to cancel the French-Soviet, mutual aid pact if Paris ratifies the agreements to arm West Germnny. It said France would boar full responsibility in this event. The French National Assembly begins debate on ratification Monday. In a simultaneous mo/c underscoring Soviet Glo'-.il policy, Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov directed a statement to Japan expressing "a positive attitude" toward normalizing relations with Tokyo. The Sovlrt Union has nev;-r !gned a peace treaty with Jnpun, whor, new government is uik' r rong prer -re to open up avenues of trade to the huge Communist ' "HI market. The Soviet note to France, announced at a specially called Foreign Office news conference, appeared designed for its l.-paot on next week's French deliberations. The note was a formalization of previous Soviet warnings and a climax to a number of maneuvers against France, considered the keystone country of the projected Western European Union. The intention was indicated by the note's reference lo previous French rejection of "proposals of the Soviet Union and its friendly warnings." By ratifying the Paris agreements, the note said, France would show a desire not to abide by the 20-year French-Soviet pact of al-11 a n c e and mutual assistance signed in 1044. Ratification would "fundamentally contradict the obligations assumed by France" under the treaty, il added. The treaty pledged mutual assistance in the event of a rebirth of German aggression. "Therefore," the note continued, ".atlflcation only serves the purpose of certain states engaged in preparing a new war. "Under such ourcui.i.stances, thl Soviet government considers it its duty to state that the act of ratification of the Paris agreement will annul the Soviet-French treaty. The entire responsibility for this will rest upon the French government." The note was handed by Molotov to French Ambassador Louis Joxe. The Soviet Union has previously threatened to abrogate the treaty, notably during the recent "security conference" of Communist nations in Moscow, -That conference also threatened to set up a combined military command to mobilize against the Western coalition. For the French, abrogation of the 1044 treaty would mean Moscow no longer was committed on paper to go lo the aid of France in the event a remilitarized Germany sjiould attack the French. Many French still fear the prospect of a rearmed Germany, after two invasions in as many generations. The note said if the Paris agreements were ratified, there would be nothing for the Soviet government to do "but to submit to the presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. a proposal to annul the treaty." Intermittently since early 104!) the Russians '.uive been warning the French they were violating the French-Soviet Alliance and would have to accept "full responsibility" for their acts. This charge was first made more than five years ago In connection with French support for the Nnrt'.i Atlantic Alliance. Later it was niatle every time the question of rcanmnjj of West Germany came up. SANTA will be at New Market Feed As Hardware Dec. 18--9 a. in. to 9 p. m. 12-15-4to Eisenhower Names Rockefeller Adviser On Winning Of Allies formerly held by C. D. Jackson now a member of the U. S. dele gation to the United Nations. Presidential Press Secretary James Hagerty told Newsmen Rockefeller's tasks were "much broader" than those faced by Jackson. He explained that, while Jackson wrestled with psychological warfare in the cold war. 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