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Fair Tonight, Sunny Friday FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD Freeport Scftoofs Buy First Bus See Page 5 108th Yedr-16,Pagj$ ASSOCIATED AND MIA 8BRVIOB FREEPORT, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1955 MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU Of, OIROTTLATIOMS TOTAL WTT PAITJ CIRCULATION 17,500 PRICE SIX CENTS Teachers Get Raise; Union School Closed Scale Revision Gives All Faculty Another Raise Freeport teachers, who got an additional $200 a year across the board in June, will get a maximum of $400 altogether as a revised salary schedule goes into effect this fall. The Jong-postponed revision followed a study by a teachers committee of salaries paid in comparable systems and five months of conferences with the 3oard of Education salary committee headed by M. E. Boyer. Action on the committee's recommendations was unanimous, adding an estimated $38,000 to this year's operating school budget. Full effect of the revision will be spread over several years, but will ultimately add an estimated $75,000$80,000 to the operating budget. Every teacher, including beginners, will get an additional increase of at least $100, usually $200. Most of the experienced teachers will get the full $400 increase this year. When the total effect of the revision has been experienced, the most qualified teachers will have received an adjustment of $1,200 a year over the 1954-5 f rate. The starting salary for a teacher! with a bachelor's degtee and no experience last year was $3,200. It now becomes $3,600. In addition teachers in most brackets will receive annual $100 increases longer than previously. Teachers with a bachelor's degree, whose increases formerly stopped after 11 years of experience, will now receive the increase for 15 years. Those who have already put in this experience teaching will eventually get the benefit of the change. The maximttm- School Board 1. Voted revision of salary schedule, maximum increase this year to be $400; to increase operating budget by about $38,000 this year. 2. Agreed to transfer Union School principal, faculty and pupils to Blackhawk School this year except morning kindergarten and first grade. 3. Voted to remodel four rooms at Union School at cost of $12,000 to provide administrative and supervisory offices for school system. 4. Bought a 52-passfnger school bus and set up transportation (not house-to-house) for Cedarvllle and Fairview pupils in grades 7-12. 5. Heard Blackhawk School ready but furniture for seven rooms has not arrived. 6. Authorized Supt. McPhail to start work on rental textbook system with present committee. 7. Engaged 10 new teachers. 8. Voted hereafter to recall teachers one week before school starts for workshop to improve teaching practices in the system. More School Board stories on pages 4 & 5 and on Friday. Winds, Waves Batter Coast; Connie Edges In Governors Seek Compromise Highway Plan Shift Graces 2-6, Faculty To Blackhawk All pupils and faculty at Union School will be transferred to Blackhawlc'School except the morn ing kindergarten and first grade. Union School, with three classrooms available for future need, will be remodeled at a cost of $12._ 000 to be the administrative center of the school system. This will release space now used in the Junior High School. New district boundaries for the resort areas, children remaining at Union School and all children attending Blackhawk School were adopted. These affect previous boundaries for three schools only, Union, Lincoln and Empire. Economizes Teachers Supt. Harry R. McPhail recommended the change, originally proposed last spring by former Supt. Bert F. Shafer, as the way to use "three or more fewer teachers with subsequent saving of $10,000 to $12,000." Most important factor, he said, was the better facilities at Blackhawk School. If classes were continued at Union through the sixth grade, there would also be at Blackhawk in some grades a large class and a small one, the superintendent said. Combining all the children at Blackhawk will make two classes instead, not too large for each teacher, in every grade. Classrooms at Union School can WILMINGTON, N. C. M— Hurri cane Connie, losing some strength but still plenty powerful, battered the Carolina coast today. Winds just under hurricane force of 75 miles an hour and towering waves broke up fishing piers and filled the air with flying debris in many exposed areas. The hurricane's eye, now packing winds ol about 100 miles an hour, moved at a steady 6 to 7 miles an hour toward the lowlying resort beaches between this port city of Wilmington and Myrtle Beach, S. C. At the present rate the eye would reach shore about 9 a.m., EST. It was about 110 miles southeast of Wil- rnjngton at 11 a.m. Tree limbs, shingles and other debris flew through the air on winds of 60 miles an hour and higher whipping through exposed 67 Servicemen Killed In German Air Tragedy The dangerous storm which threatened a vast stretch of the To Move Inland _„._.__ ^ . , be reopened in future years CHICAGO w-The nation's gov- needed f the board edy ernors searched today for a com- as NEW YORK MV-The Weather Bureau lifted its hurricane alert for the New York area at 2 p.m. today. It said hurricane Connie probably would move inland at the North Carolina coast tonight. Ernest J. Christie, meteorologist, said the alert was lifted for the New York City area, northern New Jersey and Long Island and northeast storm warnings were being lowered from Block Island south to Manasquan, N. J. Earlier Christie had said there was only a slight possibility Connie would hit this area. fo» meily—paW under the salary schedule—which does not include differentials for coaching or other special work- last year was $4,900. In future it will go to $6,100 for teachers with master's degree plus 30 graduate hours and 19 years of teaching experience. Up To Next Year's Board Charles W. Furst reminded the delegation of teachers present that this is a "trial draft" and that "we cannot make promises for future boards." Supt. Harry W. McPhail congratulated the board and the teachers on a salary schedule which he said now puts Freeport in a good position in comparison with other systems in northern Illinois. McPhail said there are a few instances of teachers employed for special positions who have not been on the schedule and will now be put on schedule. He said no teacher's salary would be cut, but any already receiving the increments now granted by the schedule revision will not receive additional increases, except the June across- See SCALE REVISION on Page S promise highway construction program that might be palatable to a Congress which rejected President Eisenhower's proposals and Democratic substitutes. Although the governors listened Administrative Center Use of First Ward as an administrative center, with transfer of pupils to other schools, was recommended by the University of Illinois study panel in 1948, as the seaboard from Georgetown, S. C north, was piling up sand and water in the streets of some North Carolina beach towns. Most vacationers and many permanent residents had sought shelter inland. "It's blowing so hard you can Quarles Named To Fill Air Post QuitBylalbott WASHINGTON wv-President Eisenhower today named Donald A. Quarles—top man in the earth satellite project—as the new secretary of the Air Force. Quarles is now assistant secretary of defense for research and development. He is 61, a native of Van Buren, Ark., and more recently a resident of Englewood, N. J. He is a Republican. Quarles will succeed Harold TaJ- >ott who resigned Aug. 1, effec- ive this Saturday, after the Sen ate Investigations subcommittee Dublicly explored Talbott's outside Business interests and raised a question of ethics. The appointment will be subject to Senate confirmation when congress reconvenes in January. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty ^aid Quarles was Vecommended to Eisenhower by Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson. When a reporter asked about Quarles' private business holdings and what was being done about them, Hagerty said he was not in a position to answer that. Quarles told reporters after his appointment he would 'divest my to praise Wednesday night from Britain's Ambassador .Sir, Roger Makins for Eisenhower's role at the Geneva Big Four conference and turned to a discussion of mental health problems today, their minds obviously were on the roads issue. Makins told the governors at the state dinner of this 47th annual onference of the chief executives lat at Geneva Eisenhower had ucceeded "in laying, let us hope or once and all, the ghost of the dea that the Americans are a pack of warmongers." Mental Health Problem Gov. G. Mennen Williams, Mich- gan Democrat, told his colleagues n a prepared address that "the See GOVERNORS SEEK, Page 14 Baseball Scores Detroit Cleveland 001 000 000 003 Hoeft and Wilson; Wynn and Hegan. Home runs—Evers (Cle) 6th, two on. Boston "000 New York (A)- 220 Baumann and Daley; Turley anc Berra. Cincinnati Chicago (N) Black and and Chiti. Chicago (A) 000 000 Burgess; Perkowsk: at Kansas City (Probable pitchers, Johnson vs Raschi). ^ St. Louis at Milwaukee, firs game of doubleheader. (Probable pitchers, Haddix vs. Nichols). Only games scheduled. Weather Forecast NORTHERN ILLINOIS — Fair tonight and sunny on Friday. Pleasant temperatures. Low tonight upper 50s, high Friday lower 80's low Friday nights low 60s. Local temperature (unofficial) at 7 a.m., 60; at 1 p.m., 78. Sunrise, 5:54. Sunset, 7:57. Pollen Count 32. IOWA—Mostly fair this afternoon and tonight. Partly cloudy Friday. Few afternoon and evening thundershowers northwest portion tonight and Friday. WISCONSIN—Mostly fair tonight and Friday. Few showers likely extreme northwest early Friday. Cool tonight. lardly stand up," Police Chief mammoth farewell salute to Tal- M. E. Williamson reported from bott for late this afternoon, in- school lacks playground facilities, is old and is downtown. First Ward parents objected so strenuously to discontinuing the only school which serves northeast Freeport and sending children across downtown traffic to Henney School, that the plan was dropped. The new plan will house the superintendent, assistant superintendent and office personnel, superintendent of buildings and grounds and the supervisors at Union School, with a reception clerk in the hall to direct callers to the new offices. New Boundaries The new boundaries within which first grade and kindergarten pupils will go to Union School are as fol- See SHIFTS GRADES on Page S Ohio Restaurant- Blast Burns 21 Persons Alive By RICHARD H. SMITH ANDOVER, Ohio UB—The grue- fome job of identifying charred K>dies began today in' a temporary morgue three blocks from the village square, where moke still rose from an explosion and fire. Many of the dead and injured had sought shelter from a storm n a row of buildings which were eveled by the disaster. There were 21 bodies accounted or, most of them in a makeshift morgue inside a garage, and at east two persons were__re.ported missing. MoreThlri a score were njfured. The center of the disaster was the Gateway Restaurant in this village in the resort area of Pyma- tuning Lake, alpng the Pennsylvania border. The restaurant and dairy store were in a 2-story frame building which disintegrated with a force that shook the whole town. It has a population of about 1,200. Through the sodden ashes and debris the squads of silent firemen worked in a drizzle until a.m. today. Then they stopped for rest and food. At 2 a.m. they had pulled the 17th body from under the sagging and blackened timbers which hat fallen into the cellar. After that they had been able to recover only portions of bodies. Debris Showers/Street Debris showered Main Street in front of the restaurant, ripping up sections of the street and wreck ing several automobiles. Then the flames whipped on to other build ings. A Cleveland policeman, Elme Bumblis, was driving past the restaurant at the time of the ex plosion and -gave this description of the disaster: "The walls blew out and the roo fell in. There were arms and leg! sticking out of the wreckage al over the building." No one was certain what causei the explosion. Firemen, however speculated that accumulated ga was set off either by a bolt o In a makeshift morgue, set up liree blocks from the scene, Ash ab'ula County Deputy Coroner H C. Lynne was attempting to iden tify the bodies.- Many were burned jeyond recognition, and Dr. Lymie See OHIO RESTAURANT, Pagt 1 ghtning or a spark from elec- rical equipment in the basement, coded by the heavy rains. Today, tired firemen and vol- nteer rescuers still were search- ng for more bodies. They worked irough the night with search- ghts and emergency generators, s the storm had knocked out pow- r lines and telephone communi ations. Makeshift Morgue self of any holdings in my modes list of securities that might con ceivably involve any conflict of in terest." NEW YORK GOV. AVERELL HARRIMAN, left, and Adlal Stevenson, 1952 Democratic presidential nominee, sit in lawn chairs at Stevenson's home near Libertyville, III. Harriman was In Chicago for Governors Conference and conferred with Stevenson about presidential race.—AP photo. Stevenson All But Announces Himself As Candidate In '56 Flying Boxcars Collide In Air, Crash In Forest STUTTGART, Germany W—Two C119 Flying Boxcar transports collided in the air and crashed into the Black Forest today. The U.S. Air Force announced 67 men were killed. The Air Force said the death toll included the crews of the two American aircraft as well as soldiers befog transported. The Flying Boxcars have a normal seating capacity of 67, with a maximum capacity of 78. The crash occurred near Edelweiler, a village in the Black Forest near Freudenstadt. Training Mission The planes were two of a nine- plane flight which had just taken off from Echterdingen field, near here, on a training mission with troops from the U. S. 7th Army aboard. The Air force announcement said: "Initial reports said that on* plane developed engine trouble just after takeoff, after reaching a cruising level of 4,000 feet. Th« crippled plane lost altitude mo- The Farewell Air Force Salute has planned Wrightsville Beach, east of Wil- eluding a display of jet planes if I the weather does not interfere. Quarles became assistant secre ; tary of defense Aug. 2, 1952. He was a World War I field artillery mington. The tide at Swannsboro, north of here and near Jacksonville, was reported higher than it was dur- ng the same stage of hurricane HazCL Lines Out Communication lines were going out in many areas feeling the force of Connie's extended outer gales. A fishing pier on the north end of Wrightsville Beach, which was destroyed by Hazel and reblilUl reportedly was swept away again. New England was told, meanwhile, it could relax. The Boston Weather Bureau announced Connie 'is no threat to New 'England for at least the next 36 hours." Small craft were told they could resume normal operations. By 8 a.m. winds were near hurricane force of 75 miles an hour near Cape Fear, some 30 miles south of this port city. The eye crept along at about 5 to 7 miles an hour toward the northwest. A long stretch of coastline from See WINDS, WAVES on Page 5 Journal-Standard To Carry Pollen Count Daily With Weather For the rest of the hay fever season, The Journal-Standard will carry the pollen count on the front page of the .paper with the weather forecast. This is the second year the area pollen count has been published. JIhe_CQunt is_taken every-morning on the roof of the State Bank Building by a member of the staff o: Dr. F. J. Lownik. Today's pollen.count was 32. captain. » From 1919 to 1948 he was an engineer for the Bell Telephone aboratories and served as vice president of that firm from 1948 to 1952. He also is a former vice presl dent of the Western Electric Co. and a former president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. As assistant secretary of defense, Quarles has concentrated on push- ng guided missile programs. Ht; came to the Pentagon after serving as president of the Sandia laboratory in New Mexico which does highly specialized research for the Atomic Energy Commission! Satellite Program The multi-million dollar earth satellite program which the White House disclosed with considerable fanfare last month comes directly under Quarles' supervision. One of the quietest men in high position in the Pentagon, Quarles has kept out of public view but is known to have been Wilson's close righthand man on all problems involving new weapons. Talbott resigned with the explanation to Eisenhower that "I would not in any circumstances wish to be a source of embarrassment to you or to your splendid administration." He wrote the letter after the Senate subcommittee heard testimony that Talbott 1 received $J32,- 000 as a partner in the New York management consultant firm of See QUARLES NAMED on Page 14 By JACK BELL CHICAGO Iff*— Adlai Er—Stevenson was all but an officially announced candidate today for the Democratic presidential nomination next year. In an informal and unusual i news conference Wednesday night, the 1952 Democratic nominee made it plain to all who came to question that he will announce in No vember he is-, running again. Without committing himself., fi nally at this time, Stevenson out lined what he regards as a possible winning Democratic campaign against President Eisenhower. He said he doesn't believe Eisenhower is "invulnerable" despite the out ome of a similar race three years ago, The Stevenson campaign credo, as revealed at a crowded news conference after a cocktail party and dinner given by former Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell, was this: 1. Eisenhower has "sharply re versed" the previous GOP foreign policies in favor of "bold and vigor- cms" action, at the Geneva Big Four conference but those policies could change for the worse again "at any moment." Only Promises 2. While the Eisenhower administration now seems to agree gen erally with the Democrats in Con- Soviets Claim lo Be Solving Photosynthesis By FRANK CAREY AP Science Reporter GENEVA W)—Soviet scientists told the atoms-for-peace conference today they believe they are on the verge of solving the mystery of photosynthesis — nature's ingenious method of feeding the world. A. L. Kursanov told the 72-nation parley that the Russians, using radioactive isotopes as tracers in plant studies, have found out a number of things about the process in which green plants under sunlight conve/t carbon dioxide and water into the sugars and starches that men and animals eat. Men of science have long sought the secret of this process, hoping to duplicate it artificially as a help with the world's food problems. American scientists also have reported progress toward working See SOVIET CLAIM on Page 14 Bank Robbery, Largest Ever, Said Solved NEW YORK WV—The FBI says it has cracked the largest cash bank robbery in history, seizing j :wo men as alleged members of r j smooth-working quartet who hek up a Queens bank to the tune o' $305,000. Warrants were issued for two other men thought to have beei the ringleaders in the carefull; planned holdup. A fifth man has been held as a material witness. Arraigned Wednesday and charged with violating the Nationa Bank Robbery Act were Jame McCoo, 36, and Frank Cocchiaro 34, both of Astoria, Queens — no ar from the looted Woodside Queens, branch of the Chase Man attan Bank. McCoo, accused of taking par i the robbery, was held withou x>nd. Cocchiaro was held in $50,00 iail, charged with aiding and abet ing the stickup. Wife Was Teller Cocchiaro's wife, Mildred, was ; eller at the Woodside bank whe: our bandits appeared on the morn ng of April 6 and made off will heir record haul without firing a hot. Mrs. Cocchiaro since has re igned. Asst. U.S. Atty. Paul W. Windel aid none of the stolen money ha een recovered. Windels also saic hat the holdup was partly an in ide job but did not point a finge t any employe. Redmond (Ninny) Cribbins, 48 lias Mike Malloy, and Thoma Duke) Connelly Jr., 30, both vet ran criminals, are sought fo uestioning. Vincent W. Kritil, 28, a Fire Is See BANK ROBBERY on Page 14 A NAVY BANSHEE JET PLANE, at an altitude of 20,000 feet flys toward the eye of hurricane Connie which is located 225 miles off the South ^Carolina coast. The storm is reported halted over the ocean and still considered very dangerous. Its future course is beyond predicUon.-NEA photo. HERE IS THE EYE of hurricane "Connie" photographed from a Navy Banshee jet plane. The wind, at 15,000 feet, top of picture, is moving counter-clockwise. Dark spots appearing in the storm's eye, bottom of photo, are water. The storm was located 225 miles toutheait of South Carolina.—NEA photo. ress that action is needed on edu- ation. health, housing and high- ays programs, the Republicans nly make promises "and the Democrats believe in action." 3. He has "some misgivings" bout the threat offered by the Republican's to federal development of natural resources and what he said is the Eisenhower opposition to trie Democratic concept of government 'or all of the people and not the Tew." Having laid down this outline, he tanned and healthy appearing potential candidate told reporters IB will have something definite to ay about his political intentions by November. Several Democratic governors ave suggested at the 47th Annual Governors Conference here that Stevenson had better make up his mind quickly if he wants their arty's nomination. Stevenson said he had been listening for a year 0 such advice—and to some con- rary opinions—and "I'll do what 1 believe is best for the party." Stevenson's Opinion What was best for the Democrats in Stevenson's obvious opin- on, was to quit thinking about other potential nominees such as Gov. Averell Harriman of New York and Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. Harriman, who repeated after a dinner meeting with the former mentarily, then pulled up abruptly across the front of another aircraft m~the formation. — "The crippled plane went down immediately. The second plane flew level for almost one minute, then went out of control and nosed into the ground." Fourth Worst Air Disaster The announced death toll would Illinois governor Stevenson," was that "I'm described for by Stevenson as "understanding my thinking." Asked if he thinks he or any other Democrat could beat Eisenhower next year Stevenson replied: "Anyone could do better against Eisenhower than last time. The Democrats are stronger now." Stevenson indicated that if he is the party nominee he will not shrink from challenging Eisen- make this foe fourth' worst air disaster in history. A total of 129 U. S. servicemen died in the flaming wreckage of a C124 globemas- ter near Tokyo in 1953. In 1952 another C124 crashed on taking off from Larson Air Force Base, in Washington State, killing 87. In 1950, a commercial plane carrying soccer fans crashed at Cardiff, Wales, with a death toll of 80 persons. Today's was West Germany's biggest postwar air disaster and also the biggest military death toll in an aircrash in Western Europe. The Ajr Force said today's crash occurred less than 15 minutes after take-off in mid-afternoon. The announcement said there were 42 passengers, a crew of 5 plus one loadmaster in one plane, and 14 passengers, a crew of 4 and a loadmaster in the second. The crashed aircraft were from the 60th Troop Carrier Wing at Rhein-Main Air Base, Frankfurt, on a mission to train 7th Army troops in air transportation. The loadmasters in each plane were noncommissioned officers responsible for embarkation and disembarkation of the troops. An Air Force spokesman said one plane came down in the forest and the second in an open field. hower's foreign policies. He Raps Tough Talk said that three years of "tough talk" on the part of Eisen- See STEVENSON ALL on Page 14 President Returns To Washington By Auto, Not Air WASHINGTON W>—President Eisenhower, grounded by the tnreat of hurricane Connie, returned to Washington^ by automobile today after a six-day stay at his country home in Gettysburg, Pa. Expect Record Crop By OVID A. MARTIN |for such livestock feed grains as WASHINGTON CD — American; corn, oats, barley and sorghum agriculture appeared today to be on the way toward producing this year a new record volume of products and a new crop of farm surpluses. The Agriculture Department, in its monthly crop production forecasts Wednesday, said it now looks as if the 1955 harvest will match he record produced in 1948 under In Today's Paper Page Radio and TV news 2 Church news 2 Society and Local news . .4 & 5 Obituaries 5 Editorials * Food, Homemaking news 7, 8, 9, 12 In The Kitchen feature ...12 Sports news 10 & 11 Comics 13 Theaters and Amusements ..13 Markets, Business news ....14 Classified Advs 14&15 Farm news IS ncentives of heavy postwar de- mand ^ , ,. .. Generally favorable weather. Such a volume this year would )h uge of ferti!izerS) g reate r be produced in the face of lower use of mach j nery> and planting of grain. The nation already has record reserves of feed grains in storage from past bumper crops — much of it stored under government price support programs. In efforts to utilize these grains, farmers may expand production of meat animals, poultry and dairy cows to a point where these products too might become engulfed in surpluses. prices and sharp acreage cutbacks or some crops, including cotton, wheat, rice, peanuts and tobacco. Livestock Products The prospective crop output will be coupled with perhaps a record quantity of livestock products—red meat, poultry, and milk. Added together, the crop and livestock better crop varieties contributed to the prospective big crop volume. Crops which may set new production records this year include soybeans, oats, hay, sorghum grain sugar cane and sugar beets. Near record harvests were indicated for corn, barley and potatoes. have o The crop volume would products would set — on the basisibeen much larger but for the ad- of present prospects — a new pro- verse effects of extremely hot. dry in some parts of the duction record. The department report pointed to possible new surplus problems weather northern half of the country, from the Rockies east