Lowell Sun (Newspaper) - April 15, 1949, Lowell, Massachusetts
More U. S. Cars Enter Canada OTT4iW4, April 15 automobile and truck traffic crossing into Canada during February was up eight per- cent over the same month a year ago. Some American entries were recorded. THE LOWELL SUN Lowell Mass. Friday April 15 1949 Mother of Twins at 73 ATHENS, April 15 newspapers reported to- day that Mrs. Christiana Antoniou, 73, gave birth to twin last night in the Macedonian village of Grevena. Mother and children were reported well. entries ACHESON SEES COLD WAR LASTING LONG TIME Gun Mount Blast Kills Three Sailors I I More Injured in Explosion on U. S. S. Hollister PEARL- HARBOR, April gun mount explosion Bavarian Peasant Woman Again Visited by Stigmata Every Year Since 1926 on Good Friday She Seemingly Suffers Crucifixion Agonies EXPLOSION SURVIVORS survivors are shown being transferred from the dorfroyer USS Hollister to waiting ambulances at Pearl Harbor just two hours after an explo- sion occurred in a dual-purpose five-inch gun mount during gunnery exerc.ses 47 miles south- of Pearl Harbor. One man was killed instantly, four seriously injured, and n.ne others suffered minor burns and W1REPHOTO. at sea yesterday killed three American seamen aboard the destroyer Hollister and injured 11 more, two critically. One man, the gun crew cap- tain, was killed in the blast and two others died later. The acci- dent occurred during anti-aircraft practice 40 miles from Pearl Harbor. It blew off the side of the gun mount. Nine of the injured were treated in hospital for minor injuries. No names were made public immediately. Capt. Charles T. Singleton, commander of Squadron Three of which the Hollister is the flagship, said Jour destroyers were engaged in .the anti-aircraft firing." The din was so terrific, he no- tified naval authorities, that the explosion was not even noticed. He knew nothing of the acci- dent until he was notified by telephone. "All we he said, "is that there was an explosion in the gun mount during the fir- ing of gunnery practice." The Hollister mounts six five- inch gtms. There are three mounts. The explosion came in the after-mount. The Hollister arrived only Monday from Yokosuka, Japan. It was en route to San Diego, but stopped over at Pearl Har- bor for training with the Ha- waiian sea frontier. By Josephine Thompson KONNERSREUTH, Bavaria, April 15 thousand persons crowded" police lines in 15 this German farming village to- day for a glimpse of Therese Neumann, 51-year-old peasant woman who seemingly suffers the agonies of the Crucifixion on Good Friday. Inside her stucco cottage, The- rese sat bolt upright in her bed of Konnersreuth with, the devout from mid-morning until mid- afternoon, bleeding from the eyes, wrists, feet and head. Baffles Doctors This phenomenon has befallen her every .Good Friday since 1926 and medical authorities have been unable to explain her stlg mata. The streets were jammed and the curious, the formei carrying prayer books, the latter ugging cameras, as they waitec lor hours to enter her cottage and file'by her bedside. Therese waved her arms gent y and chanted unintelligibly, ob- ivious of the thousands who massed by and the hubbub they created in the streets outside. Bans Pictures Father Franz Nabor, parish priest who has had her under his :are for 20 years, was at the bed side. He refused to allow pictures :o be taken inside the room. Neighbors said that Thesese' Sen. Lodge's Son to Wed April 23 BEVERLY, April 15 (UP) Cabot Lodge, -son of U. S. Senator and Mrs. Henry Cabot Jr., of Beverly, will marry Miss Nancy Kunhardt Morris- town, N. J., April 23 in St. Peter's (Episcopal) church in Morristown. Miss Kunhardt is a Bryn Mawr college graduate and Lodge is now a Harvard student. Western World Has Taken Initiative Away From Russia Secretary of State Gives, Estimate to Inter-American Defense Organization By JOHN M. HIGHTOWEB WASHINGTON, April 15 of State Acheson evidently expects the cold war with Russia to last a long time. gives the impression T I J iL EXPLOSION ABOARD man was killed, four seriously injured and nine others suffered minor burns and shock aboard the USS Hollister that was participating in gunnery 47 miles southwest of Pearl Harbor. Shown is the completely blown-out port side of tne after five-mch dual-purpose gun mount in which the explosion took place. Arr.v.ng at Pearl Harbor two hours after the explosion, the injured were immediately transferred to the Naval WIREPHOTO.__________________________________________________'.------- Communists Check Loyalty of Members Survey Follows Stunning Blow by Philbrick NEW YORK, April 15 The Communist party is making a secret nationwide check on the loyalty of its enrolled members to the Red cause, the Herald Tribune reported today. The newspaper said the check reportedly was started "be- cause of the stunning blow dealt the left-wing cause by the testi- mony of. an FBI undercover agent at the Communist trial here." The defendants and other par- ty members "suffered a severe New Rip in Iron Curtain Seems Likely Bulgaria's Top Man May Be Out With Cominform By Walter Kolarz LONDON, April 15 garian Premier Georgi Dimitrov's departure for Russia on "home leave" touched off speculation to- day thai: he may have fallen out with the Cominform. iicisnuuio jmu Western diplomatic sources on stigmata dates from 1926 watch for evezy possible sign she reputedly h'ad her first vision tnat Russia's European empire is that the western world has taken the initiative away from Russia during the last year and a half, but that the end of the struggle is not yet in sight The final outcome will take the form of a victory for the western democracies provided they display "unending diligence" and "unending courage no mat- ter now difficult conditions may be." This estimate of the western conflict with Russia came from the American secretary of state yesterday during a luncheon meeting of delegates to the coun- cil of the inter-American defense organization. Acheson had first delivered Today's Question prepared dealt in address general in which he and familiar of Christ kneeling on a moun- tainside. Neighbors say she falls into a coma early each good Friday and suffers the agony of Christ on the cross until 3 p. m. At 3 o'clock, the hour Christ died, she slowly reawakens and by Satur- day night is recovered complete- ly- Back to Work She goes to Holy Communion on Sunday and by Monday is on again behind a plowhorse in the Sofia ".ced fields. The village folk regard her as a saint who should be canonized. They credit her with amazing predictions. Among the today were hundreds of cripples hoping for a miracle. crumbling recalled that Dimitrov had not joined in the general Cominfcirm denunciation of his old comrade, Yugoslavia's Mar- shal Tito. Censure Target Furthermore, they said, Russia had censured Dimitrov along with Tito in the past for advocating a Balkan or eastern European fed- eration in the face of Soviet op- position. The Bulgarian government at .....merely to the term? with the world situation Later he spoke-again informal ly and without prior prepara- tion in response to a toast to the United States. Central Figure Diplomats attached particular mportance to his words to the xtent that they reflected the of America's foreign pol cy chief at the end of a par icularly successful period o vestern diplomacy. In this period Acheson ha been the central figure. H spoke against the background..o he signing of the Atlantic treaty lere two weeks ago and cnir jlete agreement among the Um .ed States, Britain and Franc on the future of western Ger many a week ago. While Acheson did not specifi cally refer to these achievement or to the European recoverj jrogram in his brief talk he di Big Welcome for Philbrick MELROSE, April 15 the Herald .vhen Herbert A. Man Who Evaded Lunch Check Drowns In River Seeking to Escape Police Second Such Tragic Event Takes Place At White River Junction, Vermont WHITE BTVER JCT, Vt., April 15 L. Anderson, 22, oi Franklin, N. H, drowned in White river last night as he sought to escape from police. Officer Stanley Coutermarsh said he was notified shortly be- fore midnight that the youth had to the opposite side of the river. Coutermarsh said Anderson then turned around and swam back towards his original point of en- try. Midway in the stream he was caught in a strong- current and cried for help. Desjardin dove in fully clothed but was unable to left without paying i locate youth. his check. j The two officers got a boat The two omcers gut a uuou The officer said when he ap-land located the body. Desjardin preached Anderson the youth ran h d m in recovered down the bank of the White river and started to wade in it. Couter- marsh said he hid in the bushes along the bank but Anderson then dove in again and recovered Police said last July Frederick Cronin lost his life in much the sported him and started to swim across the river. Cries for Help The officer got another police- Desjardin. and same manner. He jumped off a railroad into the White river and drowned after failure to pay his check at the same IJ. S. Demands Release of Girl Held by Czechs- PRAGUE, April 15 (UP) __The U. S. embassy protested today against the "arbitrary" arrest of Miss Vlasta Adele Vraz of Berwyn, 111., and de- manded her release. Miss Vraz, 38, an American citizen and head of American relief for Czechoslovakia, was arrested by Czech police at 1 p. m. Saturday for inves- tigation of her alleged "poli- tical actions." An embassy communique announced that a protest note, had been delivered to the Czech foreign office. The embassy said Czech authori- ties had promised Miss Vraz at the time of her arrest that she would be returned to her office at 5 p. m. the same day. Tribune said, Philbrick, a Boston advertising executive, ho was in the party's good ;races for nine years, took the stand last week. Told FBI Philbrick, a surprise govern- ment witness, testified against eleven top Communist leaders charged with conspiracy tc teach and advocate forcible overthrow of the government. He said he joined the party as a patriotic duty, and fed Com- munist secrets to the FBI. Narcotics Ring Involving Gl's in Japan Broken Up TOKIO, April 15 pation authorities said today Wounded Cop Leaves Hospital Herbert A. Philbrick, the FBI's counter spy who recently con- cluded testimony York Communist trial, will, re ceive a "soldier's" welcome when he returns to his job as that Dimitrov had Soviet Union for medical treat ment after having been granted "home leave" from his posts as premier and secretary-general of the Bulgarian Communist party The 66-year-old Dimitrov has been in poor health for some time, largely as result of his long years of imprisonment as a Communist. But western diplo- mats were far from satisfied that his heailth was the sole reason for his "home leave." Top Red Dimitrov is probably the No. Communist outside Russia. He a one time headed the Comintern at the New which before World War II di "Do you believe that the At- lantic Pact will forettall mn aggretfive move bf RutritT" John C. Gorecki, 9 Alder street, ook: "Yes, I believe t will do just I think even the must realize that. that. Russians come to that an array of power such :he pact repre- sents i s much for to risk tangling on the field of a battle at any time in the future. First High Louise A. Reardon, 178 street, student, Lowell school: "I am sure that if I were in the situation the Russians face now what with the pact signed by so many ra- tions, I'd be quite discourag- ed over the thought of tak- ing those coun- tries oil in a war with any thought .of winning against such odds." Harold Barry, 507 street, entertainer: "I believe that' such unity of Merriniacfc declare months that the "in "the past 18 forces of liberty iave gained the initiative." "We are approaching the nations will stop Russia, With all acting in accord, it will present an time, he added, "when we can'almost insur 11UC, 1IC dUUCU, speak on equal terms with those m o u ntable c _ T J i __ who do not agree with only in a spirit of friendship but with equal strength." However, he made clear that he does not believe the newly won unity and the growing strength of the western world mean that the Russians will quickly come to terms. "I should like to say our reeled Communist activity throughout the world. His sudden departure from when he returns to his job as er prompted debate through- assistant advertising manager of] tern Europe as to whether Samuel Pinanski, head of the American Theatre Corp. said Philbrick "had done a remark- able self-sacrificing and patri- otic job" and that his position "assuredly" was awaiting him. "Just as we welcomed back to their jobs the boys who fought in the war as soldiers, so will we welcome him back as an- other soldier in the same Amer- ican Pinanski said. i out western Europe as to whether he had joined the Tito camp of Communists who refuse to take dictation from the' Kremlin. Moscow-trained Vassily Kola- rov wa.s expected to succeed Di- tioubles are, in my opinion, onlyj temporary and that they will shortly Acheson de- clared. "But I cannot in honesty say this." He told the meeting that there are "two forces at work in the and added: "The outcome will be decided by our courage in meeting the exigencies before us, by unend- ing diligence and attention to the danger before us. We need unending courage no matter how difficult conditions may be." position." [stacle to Russian plans for world conquest, think should die, we'll have a civil war .in Rus- sia to kelp us, too." George M. Thomopouloi, 807 Merrimack street, flight inatyic- mitrov at least acting premier. temporarily as Kolarov is dep- "I think M. If nothing else, it clearly the determina- tion of freedom loving peoples to resist to the last ditch the Infrin- gement upon their liberties by dictator nations, and people who are fighting for their rights are an inspired op- uty premier and foreign minister before Dimitrov's return to Sofia after the war, general sec- retary of the Bulgarian Commu- nist party. Beacon Hill Woman Denies Urging War Against U. S. "Ridiculous Says Mrs. Martha Fletcher in Reply to FBI-Spy they had broken up an interna- tional narcotics ring involving U. S. soldiers. The drugs were smuggled into Japan from China and Korea. They were supplied to American soldiers, Japanese and foreigners in the port cities of Kobe, Osaka vestigation department sources said. Eleven others, mostly Kobe, await Mai on similar ment and Yokohama, these sources re- ported. Three soldiers convicted of using heroin BOSTON, April 15 (INS) Police Sergt. John F. Cullinan, who lost his right-leg as a result of a bullet wound suffered dur- iing a gun duel with a dope- I crazed ex-convict, left City hospi- fromjtal today after 82 days treat- Barges, Chinese, K, home in an ambulance. His wife and daughter, Anne, 19, wel- comed him home after his ordeal which included two major oper- ations. Robert Faulk, Jr., who shot it out with Cullinan, was blinded as a result of a self-inflicted bul- let wound in the head. His pa- reans, Formosans and others also are under arrest. Well In Hand Brig. Gen. Crawford F. Sams, chief of General MacArthur's public health and welfare section said he believed "we have the sit- uation well in we in- byitend to keep it in hand." Most of the arrests were in _ _ s were in ruie wcio tevun.cu anu February and March. Since thenjin the hospital at Norfolk prison an auto collision last night. off, involv-; colony. He has yet to be tried! shipments of i for his assault on Sergt. Cul- couTLi-uKu i-i." M February and March. Since then in the hospital at Nt _ have been given sentences of has ialjen off, He has yet to be honorable discharge and only chinmpnts of i for his assault on onment f-or a year, criminal in- opium. of i for his 'linan. LILA LEEDS Lila Leeds, her arm in a cast and being comforted by th.e ambulance attendant, Francis McCarthy, is shown awaiting removal to a hospital from the doctor's office where she was treated for shock, bruises, and a broken right arm following The 21-year-old blond actress, recently involved with Robert Mit in a narcotics case, is scheduled to begin work May 5 on a film titled "The Devil1: dealing with marijuana WIREPHOTO. SONOMA, Calif, April 15 (AP) Fletcher of Boston today denied pro-Russian state- ments attributed to hereby Her- bert A. Philbrick, a government witness at the New York Com- munist conspiracy trial. Philbrick, an FBI informant within Communist ranks, said Tuesday that Mrs. Fletcher led Communist unit discussions in the historic Beacon Hill section of Boston in early 1948. "She said war between the United States and Soviet Russia j would be an unjust Phil-j brick testified, "and in such anj instance it was the duty of the! Communist party to fight againsti such an unjust war which she! said would be an imperialist warj on the part of the United States. I "She said the imperialist warj should be converted into civil; war." I Mrs. Fletcher, staying herej with friends, declared: i "I emphatically deny thzit Ij have ever made such a ridiculous j statement, as charged by a Mr. j Phiibrick, to anyone at anytime, j She refused further -comment. The eleven defendants in the! New York trial are accused of conspiring to advocate the force- ful overthrow of the government. Easier Hats Are Smaller EASTHAMPTOIf, April 15 Easter on view hi a Union street shop today are the smallest in town. They would have been just right lor Mrs. Toon Thumb. But the designers were not: trying to set a new trend. First-grade pupils of Maple street public school made the teeny-weens' Easter bonnets as part of a reading-arithme- tic-and-art project They used acorn cups and nut shells. The "trimming" came from colored crayons. The tots even lettered signs and price tags. Dr. William A. Krawzun Dentist Announces the opening of his new offices at 1% Merrimack street. laster Candies GREATLY REDUCED! Merrimack St. 177 Central St.