52 Years Ago

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Soviet seem resigned to agreement by West for rearming Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Soviet government apparently has concluded a policy reappraisal and decided against paying a high price n either in concessions or threats n to block Western rearming of West Germany, American officials believe.

Russia’s latest moves to prevent the conversion of West Germany into a member of the anti-Soviet defense alliance are considered here obviously lacking in boldness and effectiveness.


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This is taken to mean that in a sense the Soviet government is resigned to German rearmament. The interpretation is that the Kremlin may have reached this attitude because 1) it was unwilling to let Germany be unified on Western terms and 2) it was unwilling to threaten serious use of military forces against the west.

Fainting driver hits horse-drawn cart

Not even a horse and cart is safe these days.

It seems George Ruffin, of the Norfolk Road, was driving one loaded with peanut hulls Saturday and when he got to the intersection of East Washington and Beech streets, was struck on the left wheel by a car.

The collision was attributed by Sergeant F.H. Hayes to a fainting spell on the part of Willie I. Darden of 209 Spruce St., who was driving behind the cart in a 1953 sedan.

Juniors present comedy Monday

Section Four of the junior class of East Suffolk High School will present a two-act comedy Monday night in the school’s auditorium entitled “Boner’s Schoolroom.”

The role of the teachers will be played by Rosella Ricks and her pupils her will be Queen Bland, Marvin Boone, William Jackson, Lorraine Copeland, Vernon Flood, Jean Boone, Elgin Lowe Jr., Linwood Daughtrey, Joseph Shambley, Curtis White, Joslyn Williams, Mattie Copeland, Fannie Freeman, Mildred Jordan, Barbara Rose and Clarice Graves.

Rites held Thursday for Bartemus White

Funeral services for Bartemus White, husband of Mrs. Roxanna White, who died Monday at the Louise Obici Memorial Hospital, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Gethsemane Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. G.G. Campbell, officiating. Remarks were made by Rufus Bentong Pears and Mrs. Eley Demiel and solos were rendered by Mary Lou Lee and Mrs. Elaine Walters.

Panthers upset Holland for first grid victory

Several weeks ago, after his Whaleyville team had bowed to Windsor in a six-man football game, 35-20, Coach Louis Owens ventured the opinion that his boys were showing slight improvement and that, indeed, they might even beat somebody before the season was ended.

At that time, the toothless Panthers already had dropped five straight games and a fellow wondered just who, if anybody, Whaleyville was going to whip.

Well, Owens’ boys ran their string of consecutive defeats to seven before coming up to their final game last Friday with a pretty good Holland team n one that had thrashed the Panthers in the 1954 opener, 35-0.

But apparently this was one that Whaleyville wanted to win. The Panthers, checking an early Holland scoring bid on their 3-yard line, roared back with the first touchdown of the game and went on from there to down the frustrated Dutchmen, 19-14.