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   Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1957, Charleston, West Virginia                                Charleston 3 Omaha 7 (Page 16) Charleston, W. Va., Wednesday Morning, August The State Newspaper 22 2 Sections Five Cents Warm anfl 4. Guard Kept on Disarming LONDON, United Slates indicated today it would be unwilling to open an U. S. military bases to Soviet Inspec- tion unless and until the rela- tionship between Russia and Communist China is clarified. The matter came up in the U.N. Disarmament subcom- mittee when Soviet Delegate Alarm Sounded On Arms WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. W Secretary of State Dulles today stamped the free world's new, disarma- ment plan as perhaps the most significant peace bid of all time. He predicted it would prove "lr. resistible" to the U.S. Senate and maybe to the rulers of Russia also. But be sounded an alarm. He said the world should not be- ceme elated and start shedding its arms if Russia should accept the proposal in principle alone. The Hessians. he sateVanst atea agree to the details ef hew the plan wooM he pat tato op- eration. Otherwise: "We weaM have heaght a pig la a pake." He made his sweeping state- ments at first news confer- ence since returning from the long drawn disarmament talks at Lon- don. There he had personally pre- pared the plan, got its acceptance by the Atlantic allies and handed it over for Soviet consideration. Reporters at the news confer- ence wanted to know whether Dalles could convince the Rus- sians that acceptance was to their Valerian Zorin asked clarifica- tion of a vast air and ground inspection system proposed Friday by U. S. Secretary of State Dulles. Specifically. Zorin wanted to know why Western bases in North Africa, the Middle East, Turkey and Pakistan had not been included. U. S. Delegate Harold E. Stassen replied that inclusion of such bases would have posed "very difficult" political .questions. Stassen did not spell out 'what these political questions are. But well informed U. S. sources made clear that an overriding factor is the rela- tionship between Russia and such Communist governments as those in China. North Ko- rea, North Viet Nam and Outer Mongolia. None of these nations is rep- resented in the disarmment ne- gotiations. The Western na- tions have made clear, how- ever, that there can be no comprehensive d i s a rmament treaty, beyond the first stage (Please Ten to Page II CeL 7) advantage. They also questioned whether the Senate, which must approve treaties under the Con- stitution, would go along. On both scores, Dulles said be was confident. UNDER THE PLAM, JnipecUon zones would be sjt as athir vir- tnauy all of Russia and the free world or simply .the Northern Cir- cle area, depending upon how far the Russians are witting to go. In the selected areas, Russian in- spectors would check up on dta- armament by air aad ground pa- trols in the United States and elsewhere, aad free world inspec- tors would do likewise on Soviet soil. Dulles told reporters he was sure the advantages ..would eat- weigh the disadvantage of having foreign agents- roaming around. With the danger of surprise at- tack ended, be said, defense et savings could be made. And be' declared: "Pressure (of world opinion) for the acceptance of such a proposal would be irre- sistible upon us. just as tt may become irresistible upon the So- viet Disarmament was only one big topic discussed at the conference. Another was the caliber of U.S. ambassadors. In the process of defending two recent ambassador- ial appointments, Dulles took the view that political contributions are not a qualification, but also are no bar. He laid down a three-part .cri- terion for choosing ambassadors. Then he added a fourth: Human- ity. Dulles listed three qualities be looks for in n prospective ambas- sador: 1. "Integrity of character." 2. "A sharp and quick Intern- gence. I. Genuine devotion "to the pub- Be service." He (Maxwell) Gluck, contro- versial ambassador to Ceylon, "has all three of those qualities." Gluck, millionaire operator of a chain of women's wear stores. was unable to recite the names of the Prime Minister of Ceylon and India when he testified before a Senate committee oa bis appoint- ment. He told the senators under questioning he contributed some- where between ftSMOO and to the Republican campaign fund. City Scene Sign on small, German.made ear; "Built in Der Black For. est by little tlvet." Inside Today Page Amusements.................. g Comic Crossword Puzzle.............19 Editorials. Columns.......... 6 Gazette Want Ads 18-21 Market Reports ..............7 Obituary, Funerals............ 4 Sports The Gazetteer................ 13 Women's Activities Bare Rackets Terror WASHINGTON. Aug. 6 Chester, a convicted labor rack- eteer, refused SO times today to answer questions from Senate rackets probers who bad just beard hex used terror tactics to shake down a businessman. The tale of terror was told by Paul Claude, president of Para- gon Brass Products, Inc., a Brook- lyn plumbing firm. Claude said Chester, as a union organizer, offered him an easy labor contract in exchange for cash and terrified him into mak- ing side payments of nearly x He saM Chester's technique was to throw out vetted Mats that something might happen to.the Oaade ehlMren. "The conversation was al- ways about my Claude taM the Senate Rackets and I'll give you a contract and we can be friends." To start with. Claude said, he paid Chester and paid other sums froth time to tune in' 1934 and 1955. He said Chester once made him cash a check for signed by "Mr. GiQman, a labor consultant In New and the check.bounced. He said Chester gave him four checks to make this .good and 'all of these bounced, too. Claude said he was still fearful for njs family's safety and said he "Chester speke ef hew he kvei Us ewa ehlMrea. He said hew dangerous at was for them to play. IB the streets." This approach had a deep psy- chological effect, Claude said, "believe me." Chester, who was vice president and business manager of Local 105 of the Retail Clerks Union, was brought here from the Tombs Prison in New York to testify, but he said nothing except: "My name is Max Chester." Chester has been convicted, along with kingpin racketeer Johnny Dio, of extorting money from two New York firms and is awaiting sentence. CLAUDE TESTIFIED that his lumbing shop was shut down by a strike for six or seven weeks in 1954 and at the end of that-time i employes had .decided to go Back to work. He said Chester showed up and told him: "You give me Max Chester 'Fifth' Wat Handy, had received'word to "watch yourself' with regard to Chester. Chairauui McOeHaa (D-Ark) ef the eoawdttee teU Claade to report to the "U anybody ntertakes to mo- lest yea, jap' er to- timUato yea la any way regard- lag yew testimony." Chester, oa tbt side and balding, sat with his lawyer in the committee room while Claude told his story. Called to the stand, be invoked the protection of the Fifth Amend- ment against exposing himself to self-incrimination by answering questions. He even refused to say wbetber, as McCIellan put it. he had ever done "an honest thwg to help honest labor people." i EARLIER the committee beard testimony that Dio. (or a price, guaranteed New York auto glass dealers that they wouldn't be bothered with any jurisdictional picket lines. The testimony came from Stan- ley Lehrer of Brooklyn, lawyer for the Auto Glass Dealers Assn. of Greater New York. Lehrer explained that it was highly important for the dealers to avoid picket lines, since they were dependent on frequent truck deliveries and a refusal of union truck drivers to cross the lines could put a man out of business in a week. Lehrer said there are 150 mem- ber firms in the association, most of them one-man or twtf-man shops with no need of a union. Until US5. he teU the Senate Rackets Investigation Commit- tee, these dealers and not been bothered ouch by union organ- ben. He saM the dealers then were approached by represen- tatives of three nbos. President Harry Reiss and Ar- thur Santa Maria of Local 227 of the old United Auto Workers- AFL-sbowed up with a threat to picket agroe Then, he said, there a diaractor known as Bug" Ross, with a demand that the dealers sign up with bis "Lo- cal 5.'- This has been described as own personal union. And finally, there was an or- ganization try by a Teamsters Un- ion local Railroads Shy of Target But Win Freight Increase WASHINGTON; Aug. 6 W-The raUroad industry today got ap- proVal from the Interstate Conv merce Commission for a further increase in freight charges, esti- mated to add 443 million dollars a year to freight costs. Further, the railroads were au- tborized to make the new advance effective on 15 days' notice to the public. The' eonuabsieo authorised Eastern and Western carriers to nuke an nidMenal 7 per cent advance fat their freight rates aad granted Southern a farther 4 per cent r, all sabjeet to Surgery Success WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. W) Dwight D. Eisenhower was reported "doing fine" today after surgery at Walter Reed Hospital, where the Presi- dent visited her late in the afternoon. James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, said .the doctors had authorized him to report: "Mrs. Eisenhower's postoperative condition is fine and she has been sleeping most of the afternoon." The precise nature of the opera- tion, which required two hours, and was performed by an Army I this morning, was not announced. Htwever, Hagerty said It was Which Beau there Final Passage Is Still in Doubt By James A. Hill Staff The Gazette City councilmen cast one eye on a gallery of fuming police and.firemen, another at Mayor Copenhaver then crossed their fingers last night and tentatively adopted a new city et. But its final passage was plunged into doubt when a num- ber of councilmen'displayed signs of submitting to the strong pro- tests from the jam-packed gal- lery. In no uncertain terms, spokes- men for the two city departments let the mayor and council know what they thought of the a month increase proposed in the tentative budget. SaU Saaferd fiery oatspokea firemen's This b a promise budget.. Jt does not face facts .yea've cat oar threats. "I'll warn you- tonight that if this budget goes through you'll lose 10 per cent of the fire de- partment members." StallaN, the president el Hhe also said there Hagerty said President Eisen- hower was told be could see his for a short time in late after- noon or early evening, whenever she awakened. EISENHOWER, before leaving the White House, spent 20 minutes practicing golf shots on the putting green i tt was not aa These increases follow the emer- gency rate hikes granted near the turn of the year of 7 per cent in the East and S per cent in the West and South, and estimated to boost rail revenues by about 455 million dollars a year. In the two rounds of-actions in the current rate revision proceed- ing, the ICC rejected proposals by East and West carriers for an over-all 22 per cent increase and by Southern railroads for a 15 per cent advance. The Eastern lines came out of the proceeding-with an over-all 14 per cent increase, the Western carriers 12 per cent and the Southern roads 9 per cent. ALFRED E.Perlman, president of the. New York Central Railroad, commented: "In view of the in- creased labor rates and increases in the cost of materials we con- sider the decision very disappoint- ing." The new increase is the 13th up- ward revision of rail freight rates since the end of World War II, and will put freight charges about 107 per cent above the rate levels of June 1946. b the relatively hentas ef Virgtana and West Virginia dividing Eastern and Southern territories, the new advance was limited to 2 per ceat, maUat the ever-all Increase In that regtoa t per cent ever the -rates In effect last December. The ICC staff estimated the whole proceeding would yield some additional rave- rue to the industry. And the com- mission itself left the door open1 for further rate advances on in- dividual items if operating costs continue to increase. The commission said the Indus-, try has had a 627 million dollar per i year rise in operating expense since the last general freight rate increase of 6 per cent granted in March 1956, and that it will ex- perience a further increase in wage costs of about 176 million dollars a year effective Nov. 1. In exceptions to the general au- thority issued today, the commis- sion provided for a uniform over- all increase of 12 per cent on most manufactured goods in all terri- tories, and a uniform increase of 9 per cent on grain, livestock, fresh meats and packing house products, also in au territories. THE INCREASE on domestic coal was limited to 15 cents per ton, on export coal to 10 cents per ton and lignite to 7 cents per ton. The commission stipulated these other maximum permissible in- creases for other commodities: Phosphate rock and salt. 40 cents a top; potash, '75 cents a ton; fresh and frozen fruits and vege- tables and melons, Jl cents per 100 pounds; edible nuts. 12 cents per 100 pounds; lumber, 10 cents per 100; building woodwork and millwork, 10 cents per 100; sugar 7 cents per 100. the First Lady was net fat pate, tt had been known far <4sjaJto a that the sergcry Mrs. Eisenhower, who is had just returned over the weekend from a six-day visit to her borne town of Denver, Colo., where she participated fa the dedication of a park named in her honor. She bad celebrated with the family the SSth birthday of her son, Maj. John Eisenhower on Saturday night. the hospital Monday morning. But the fact that she was hospitalized first became known publicly when Hagerty made a brief White House announcement'that the op- EMPIRE LOYALIST DEFENDS HIS QUEEN Young Lord Slapped in Face For Criticism of Elizabeth LONDON. Aug. 54-year-old of the League of Empire Loyalists to- night publicly 'slapped young Lord Altrincham's face for call- ing Queen Elizabeth II's speeches "priggish" and "a pain in the neck; The incident occurred just after his lordship suggested in interview that the Queen should get rid of some of her advisors. The program on which Lord Altrincham appeared called ''Impact." Philip Kinghorn Burbidge, be- spectacled and well-dressed, was among'the crowd waiting outside television boose in King's Way as Us lordship was leaving. the as he' took a swat at Altrlneham. who b S3 aad also wears glasses. "That's semethtag Prince Phute b enable to saM the sett-appointed "Queen's duunpiea" before two stebteo .grabbed htan and es- corted kin to Bow Street po- Ike station. For-his troubles. Burbidge will have to appear hi magistrate's court Wednesday morning i to answer charges of insulting .be- havior. HIS LORDSHIP gasted by the incident, but-quick- ly' regained his composure. He said when be left the building he saw "some people who were friendly and 'some who were not so friendly." He added: "A man with a set. tense face approached me and said he was a member of the League of Em- pire Loyalists and slapped me. He said, 'Take that for insulting the Queen.' "I said, 'That's a silly way of behaving.'" Queen Elizabeth, who has pub- licly ignored Lord Altrincham's criticism, spent a quiet day at Windsor, riding with her daugh- ter Princess Anne. Prince Phflip and their son. Prince Charles, were in a yacht race at Cowes j today. Altrincham's dim view of the has aroused -a unique storm in Britain and the press and TV have been provid- (Please Tmrn to Page IS CeL 19 performed and President Eisenhower remained at the Watte House and held a meeting with congressional lead- en there while the operation was under way. Mfe's Sure Grid Coach Is 'Resting GETTYSBURG, Pa., Aug. 6 UR wife'of Harvard's missing football coach said today she is confident her SS-year-old husband is it easy some- where. MrsJWHiTcTtesfaisaid from before he left for Harvard that ho night .oven be abac n e "Ho Lhad been under terrific pressure the last few months what with the new coaching job, trying to buy a bouse near the trying to sell the bouse here and driving back and forth from Har- vard every weekend." Mrs. Yov- icsinsaid. TOVICSIN was reported miss- ing by Pennsylvania state police in a teletype message to all points today. Massachusetts state police issued a "routine" mes- sage on the young coach yester- day bat emphasized that it was not a missing person report.; Yovicsin was named football coach at Harvard several months ngo. He was coach at Gettysburg College before receiving the Ivy League appointment. The Scranton Times reported Yovicson was seen in Stroudsburg, Pa.. Sunday night. Since that time no reports have boon his wbero- Said Sgt. W. W. Fisher, presi- dent of the Charleston Fraternal Order of Police Lodge: "This budget is back-woodsy .It comes up to 1952 standards .I'll warn you people that you'll get only what you pay for.'' utmost fairness to the people of this cUy and its employes. With the exception of few police and firemen most city think ihe budget is fair." U have his'say. ft was calm-voiced Phfl or, a wagon driver, who stood up to display the best oratorical style of the evening. "I've talked with quite, a of you he wdj an even, almost scholarly IT ner, "and out that you are taking coarse of action. I don't say the mayor misinformed yi (Please Tan to Page: angry banging of the gavel. After the applause subsided Mayor Copenhaver demanded the floor and during his answer fought to subdue his obvious ire. "Just a word of he said, with his voice slowly rising. "This administration ad- heres to principles established by law and sound business. The work done by the finance com- mittee on this: budget shows the Jer. ia Benny Hooper who is en a fishing trip with his1 father and Minnesota's Gov. OrviUe Freeman (background) and the governor's son, Mike, 9. Benny, vacationing in Brainerd. Jfnm, is the Manorville, N. Y. boy who was rescued from a wett two months Justice Department Action Gives Doubt to Civil Rights Aug. t-lfl- The Justice Department was re- ported today to be taking an un- compromising stand against the jury trial amendment to the civil rights bill, calling it "unwork- able." The department thus apparently set its face against any cemprom- ise that would retain part of, the amendment. This raised' new doubt whether any civil rights legislation would be enacted this year. Southern senators .have served notice they will filibuster against the bin If it lacks a jury trial proviso. .On the other hand President Eisenhower strongly opposes the amendment. The'amendment was added in the Senate, which is expected to take a vote on the bill as a whole tomorrow or Thursday. In Senate debate today. Sea. Ives (R4TY) ceBed the legbla- tbnn ghostly "By octrees. letting anMndnunts." Ives saM. "the hoi has been and nwte feeble, until now net even a respectable corpse re- The Justice Department's posi- tion on the amendment was re- ported by Sen. Sattonstatt (R who told reporters that acting Atty. Gen. WHMam Rogers i any e a .White The amendment would require jury trials (or all of crim- inal contempt arisjnf from on-   A Veteran Admin- istration spokesman .said today the government's new discount controls may further, reduce the' volume of GI home loan.activity, already at a record low. Another change In tion policy-raising the interest rate on FHA-insured borne mart- to SK sharp- attacked in the Senate by a group of Democrats. BUS DRIVER AND SHIP CAPTAIN Sober Types Do About Face, Clipped for Drunk Driving LONDON, Aug. 6 ufl-A London, bus driver and a Scottish sea cap- tain-men in their SO's described as sober, serious ways steer tbe straight and nar- row sentenced today on drunken driving charges. One went off on a spree in his crowded double-decker bus full of screaming women. The other cruised off on a toot at the wheel of his ship. The ease of the has driver came nn In eonrt fat snbnrbefEaUag. fistja. The ease of lac sea captain canse nptat Oban to j Scotland He was seateieei The bus driver. Robert Muir. 50. had been driving London's big, red bases for JO years, always foV lowing the appointed roots. Eight days ago something snapped. He drove Us huge bus all over the road, raced passing cars end-took a few sbortcnts Jown some side streets. Hb Si passengers, screamed as bo zig- zagged to keep other can from passing him. When be eamo.ta a sudden stop, the uMSingtn bur- riedly got off. The condocter ran for .'hem. Mulr'i lawyer said his client bad become upset because Us wife left him after running up a pile of THE SEA CAPTAIN was-ar- rested-yesterday after Jib sbto. the fishing boat Vanguard, rammed tatoanopen motorboet "MDotaTw Tighter carts on GI baa wrfTand the interest rise Ucb doss not npphr to 01 IK together with-JesNrc, down Bia mosfnS'Oi with zMjn in the sbntor   

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