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Bob Carver Shooting - 84th YEAR No. 221 TELEPHONE 7711 Gunman Shot in...
84th YEAR No. 221 TELEPHONE 7711 Gunman Shot in With Officer 'Critical By LOU GLADWELL An armed robber, object of a police hunt since last Wednesday, was in grave condition "last night after he engaged a veteran police officer in a gun battle in Dick's Club tavern, 313 25th St., about 1 p.m. yesterday. Ray W. Romick, 33, of Evanston, Wyo., fell under a hail of bullets fired by Det. Roberts F. Carver, when he recklessly tried to unarm the officer and then fired at him with his nickle- plated revolver. Romick was shot four times in the thunderous exchange that sent customers hopping over the bar and out into the street. One •wild shot crashed through a front window and struck Lester Hampton, 58, of 619 Patterson St., who was standing in front of the tavern. The bullet grazed him on his right side. Flying glass also cut his arm. Both wounds were superficial. •VERY CRITICAL' Romieks' condition in Dee Hospital last night was reported "very critical." Det. Carver wasn't hit. The officer, dressed in civilian clothes, entered the tavern in search of the gunman after receiving a tip from one of the holdup victims that he was in the vicinity. Det. Carver spotted a man fitting descriptions of the fugitive sitting at the bar drinking beer, along wiih about 12 other customers. He walked up behind him and warned, "Keep your hands on the bar. you're under arrest. Police." But Romick whirled around, and the detective drew his .38 caliber service pistol. A scuffle ensued as Romick started grabbing for the gun, grasped it by the barrel and pushed it toward the ceiling. WENT FOR GUN A music box was knocked over as the struggle continued, and Romick pulled free, then went for his own gun, tucked in his belt. Det. Carver then fired the first shot and Romick fired back as both were standing, about six feet apart. Romick started running for the back room, and dropped on his stomach behind a partition and resumed firing at the officer. Carver laid down behind the Upset rnusic box and from prone positions, both men exchanged blasts. When the officer's gun was emptied, Don Lundberg. tavern manager, slid a .22 target pistol along the floor into the hands of the officer. Carver said he fired two more shells, but did not try to hit the fugitivt, who. had stopped shooting. The officer shouted to him to throw his gun down. When no response met the command, the officer walked behind the partition. Romick was lying there dazed, his .45 automatic pistol several inches sway. Romick had been shot in both legs and through the head. One slug entered his mouth, courser! upward and same out the left side of his head, about three inches above the ear. Two slugs had ripped into his legs, above the knees, one of LOST IN GUN DUEL Ray W. Romick, bleeding badly and in serious condition, is lifted into city ambulance after wild pistol duel with snapshooting Ogden police officer. Three bullets ripped into his legs, one through his head. them severing a main artery. A fourth- caught him below the knee. AMBULANCE CALLED An ambulance crew, summoned by the tavern manager, bandaged the wounds and rushed the gunman to the hospital. About 12 shots were fired during the duel, seven of them by Carver, who Is rated one of the best pistol men in the police department. The officer, however, narrowly missed taking one of the rounds from the heavy .45 caliber pistol used by Romick. One of the slugs blasted through the music box in a line several inches above the officer's head. Another of Romick's bullets that went through partitions and front windows crashed through the window of a parked car. Witnesses said the driver was either getting out or preparing to climb in when the bullet hit. Carver had just discharged his last shot when a detail of officers armed with rifles and tear gas bombs rushed in to help. In the detail were Police Officers Lee J. Howe, J. M. Stephens, F. M. Gill. Otto H. Henderson. August Nussbaum and Weber Coun- j ty Sheriff LeRoy Hadley. j " The tip that the- armed robber I was in the area came from Ted | Toone. of 832 Binford St., who I had been robbed at gunpoint Friday night just as he was parking | his auto at 24th Street and Adams i Avenue. ! The second holdup victim was ; Grant Vause. Blue Cab driver, j who was robbed of $10 last Wed- j nesdav night. The bandit then took his cab-and drove off. Both Toone and Vause were taken to the hospital to identify Romick after yesterday's pistol' duel. Toone told police the armed ! man opened the front door and slid in beside him, brandishing a nickle plated gun. A man armed with a similar weapon had robbed i the taxi-driver. I Toone said the gunman ordered him to "get going," then robbed him of S10. He then told Toone he would drive his car down to Grant , Avenue, where the owner could 1 pick it up later. Miners Get $2-a-Day Wage Boost UMW Says It 7 » Biggest Increase Ever Negotiated WASHINGTON (AP) — A new coal contract calling for a $2-per-day wage increase was announced last night by the United Mine Workers Union and northern and steel industry owned coal mine operators. The UMW said it was the largest wage contract increase negotiated in the union's history. John L. Lewis, UMW president, said that he expected other segments of the coal industry to agree to the settlement terms. The agreement calls for an immediate 15-cent-per-hour wage increase effective Sept. 1 and a further 10 cent-per-hour wage increase effective April 1. The present daily wage is $18.25 and the increase would bring this figure to $20.25. Other contract improvements call for time-and-a-half pay for Saturday work, double time for Sunday work, and a two week vacation with $140 in pay. REACHED IN SECRET The agreement was reached secretly between the 75-year-eld Lewis and Harry M. Moses, presi- derft of the Bituminous Coal Operators Assn. Moses represents northern commercial and "captive" mines owned by steel mills. The wage increase applies im- mediately'to about 125,000 of the industry's estimated 500,000 em- ployes. Southern and Western coal operators still must ratify it and Lewis indicated he would insist on the same terms. Moses told reporters the wage increase will require a hike .in coal prices, but he said the amount of increase will vary between mines,' depending upon , their particular labor and transportation costs. He declined to 1 speculate on the range of possible coal increases. Moses said the man-to-m'an deal between himself and Lewis will mean "more than six years without a major coal strike—unparalleled in modern history and a tribute to an increased sense of responsibility on the part of both the union and coal management." in Sav Flood Increases to 143 DARING SEA CAPTAIN FIGHTS TO SAVE BATTERED SHIP LONDON (AP)—A daring sea captain and his first mate, alone on a battered ship, rode out a gale in the North Atlantic last night inching closer to victory in a life or death gamble to save their fire- ravaged craft. The Swedish passenger liner Kungsnolm tooK 29 other crewmen off the J,133-ton British freighter Argobeam during a fire yesterday, but Capt. George Watson and Chief Officer Kenneth Seaman stayed aboard to fasten tow lines when salvage tugs arrive. Tonight the gale lessened and the British weather ship Weather Record standing by 300 miles off the Scottish Hebrides, radioed: "Captain and mate on board and quite cheerful Two tugs should arrive Sunday afternoon. Argobeam has 200-degree list to port and standing up to conditions very well. There does not seem to be any immediate danger of the Argobeam collapsing. "We have put a rubber dinghy aboard for the captain and mate to use if the situation worsens." The skip was bound for Copenhagen from New York with a cargo of coal. . London newspapers hailed the Argobeam skipper as "Carlsen No. 2." Britain has never forgotten the saga of Captain Kurt Carlsen, the Danish-American master who made his crew abandon ship and then struggled on alone for five days to save the U. S. freighter Flying Enterprise, which finally sank off Falmouth, England, Jan. 10, 1952. Many More Are Missing; Property Loss Staggering By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Northeast, still gripped by the most savage floods in its history, counted the damage in billions of dollars vesterday. An even more terrible toll in human lives kept | mounting. } ~~ I M. least 143 persons were! in a Stroudsburg hospital. j known dead in the eight seaboard 1 The worst single tragedy m states ravaged by the uncon-! eastern Pennsylvania s flood fcis- trollable torrents of water. Per-jtory wiped out a 14-cabm vaca- haps as many more were missing ! tion spot known as "Davis Camp. ! and unaccounted for. ' i« was situated on Brodhead Swollen brooks, streams and | Creek, a normally quiet stream rivers generally receded yester-1 which was turned into a raging day and the staggering task of maelstrom by torrential rains. , setting things right began. But | New York, Massachusetts, and some areas still were threatened j parts of Maryland and Virginia by rising waters. suffered terrible damage from I As the mud was cleared away, the unprecedented deluge. Rural ! more bodies came to light—bodies ! farmland and populous eastern ! fouled by the silt the flood left j cities alike felt the crushing force ! everywhere as its calling card, | of the swift waters. I bodies trapped in crumpled, sub| merged homes in scores of vil- ] lages and cities. FIRES RAGE Some municipalities were under Civil Defense or military jurisdiction. The problem of getting clean. tiKi? ™, . .. water, food and necessities into In little Mechamsville in north- st ricken areas assumed ma- western Connecticut fxres raged ^ proportions . lout of control in two isolated •'.*'*'. mills - - . . . ,.,..., They were surrounded by flood lgt Army sent a fj eet of nine big 14-passanger helicopters <?_*•. •i-ney were siuruuuucu ^ ^^ , tQ comb ^ submerged areas, waters, but firemen were almost families still ma- helpless to nalt the blazes. By £ f | night the factories were black- lened shells, their insides still Arabs Riot Against French, 520 Are Dead PARIS (AP)—Nationalist rioting blazed across North Africa yesterday and resulted in the killing of more than 520 Arabs and Europeans. The violent deaths were in battles, bombings and various armed encounters in Algeria and Morocco. : Inflamed Arabs demanding an lice and security forces, end to French rule took the sec-! With reports of new clashes rooned. HUNDREDS RESCUED ignis iiiicinuo. Hundreds had been rescued by At nearby Putnam, Conn., a j rowboat, Army amphibians and town sliced in half by a river of | helicopters from deluged summer I raging infernos. foam-flecked flood waters, another section of an incendiary bomb plant caught fire. i Dangerous explosions of mag- Inesium stocks followed. j At the other end of the town, | the plant's other section had been destroyed by fire while the flood was at" its height. Drums of magnesium broke loose and floated streets, exploding ond anniversary of the exile of , Morocco's deposed Sultan Mo[ hammed Ben Youssef to' set off the worst wave of disorders since independence became an issue in NAMES IN JHE NEWS Joe DiMaggio arrived in Paris yesterday and dashed cold water on recurrent reports that he may become reconciled with Marilyn Monroe. / "I expect our divorce to become final within about a month," he told newsmen who wanted to know if his blonde actress wife might be joining him abroad. Joe said he is on vacation and while in Europe will visit Rome and possibly Switzerland. The official end of the Monroe- DiMaggio marriage will come October 27 unless either one decides in the meantime to try to make another go of it. Young David Eisenhower and a very good friend, the President of the United States, threw a hot dog and ice cream party yester- day and it was a smashing success. Seven-year-old David is the President's grandson, of course. They wer co-hosts at their Rocky ! Mountain vacation ranch to 32 of the small boy's friends, youngsters 7 to 15 who were at a Colorado camp with David until he joined his grandfather here last Tuesday. ' The boys were tickled to see David again, but they were thrilled no end to meet the President, and he gave them all a hearty welcome—plus a gift for each—a ball-point pen inscribed "Dwight D. Eisenhower." Eisenhower called in restau- ranteur Charles Clayton — who doubles as mayor of Fraser—to handle the chow. In addition to hot dogs and ice cream, there were potato chips, milk and cake., North Africa. White-cloaked Berber tribesmen fought a bitter engagement with parachute troops in Morocco's Atlas Mountains, and other nationalists clashed with, troops and tanks in the shanty towns surrounding Casablanca. Later in the day, apparently in sympathy with the Moroccans, Al- I gerian rebels went into action i some 800 miles away in Constan| tine Prownce of eastern Algeria. ATTACKED POLICE Large groups of nationalists attacked police stations and bar- = racks at Philippeville, and set off i-1 a series of bombs in Constantine, a city of-119,000. In quick succession reports came of attacks against police stations, postoffice and railroad depots in towns all over the area. The French News Agency described the Algerian outbreak as "an attempted insurrection" but said the situation was in hand as .J the result of quick action by po- flooding into Paris almost hourly, a precise accounting was impossible. But French sources, which often are inclined to underestimate casualties in nationalist disturbances, gave this general breakdown of the dead in the major clashes: Algeria—200 nationalists, 31 military personnel and civilians in the Constantine region. Morocco—200 nationalists and Europeans, about 90 of them at Oued Zem and an equal number at Kenifra, and about a score in the. outskirts of Casablanca. Algeria is ruled as a part of France itself, Morocco as a protectorate. Police and security forces in Algeria had been poised for days expecting trouble on the anniversary of the dethroning of j Ben Youssef. Immediately after the first bombs went off police and troops set up cordons across all roads through the like bombs: Army Engineers said the town was "completely devastated." Connecticut's governor embargoed movement of food and I drugs, processed in plants that ' had been flooded, to reduce danger of contamination. IN TURMOIL Scores of communities still were in turmoil, their communications virtually cut off, utility services dead, roads destroyed and undermined, drinking water polluted. President Eisenhower designated six of the states, Pennsylvania, | camps, villages and farms. For each known victim of the flood, there were more missing and unaccounted for. Most cf the deaths were from drownings. A few were from storm-csused traffic accidents or electrocutions from downed power lines. 1 The known death toll by states as: Pennsylvania, 74; Connecticut, 43; Massachusetts, 13: New Jersey, 5; New York, 4; Virginia, 3; Rhode Island, 1. S. L. Man Killed In Nevada Crash CARLIN, Nev. (AP) — Louis Gale Blackner, 26, Salt Lake City, was killed a mile west of Carlin on U.S. Highway 40 yesterday when his car collided headon with, one driven by Albert Neuman, 29, Monterey, Calif. Neuman and two small children received only minor, injuries eQ. SIX OI U1C 3Kll.Ca, JT CHil^J AV«1»*«1, IV1LC11 lt^.tlV^.VX VHAJ iA....«* . u ..,~. Connecticut, North Carolina, New i but his wife, Francis, 28, was ho«"-- — J T.U_J« pitalized. Her condition was reported fair. out of Constantine. At the same time they started a systematic clean-up of several quarters of the city. Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as major disaster areas. High waters still threatened in many places, especially downstream areas along major rivers. Generally, though, the swollen streams began to recede yesterday. . Pennsylvania had the most | dead—at least 74 and many more missing. One summer camp near Stroudsburg was literally swept off the face of the earth. Twelve persons are known dead and 19 are missing in a flood tragedy at at Pocono Mountain camp. Nine persons of the 40 who were huddled in the attic of a 2%-story home which collapsed under a churning mass of flood water have survived- They are INDEX Joseph Alsop 6A Editorial Page 6A Peter Edson 6A GalluD Pell 6A Hunting and Fishing 10B Obituaries . ....12B Drew Pearson ., 6A Ringside HB Radio-TV Programs 8A. Sports Pages 8B-11B Society 1B-7B 10, 20 and 50 Years Ago .. 6A Al Warden 8B TOOK COVER — Detective Roberts F. Carver reenacts his firing posi-, tion behind upset juke box during pistol battle. CLOSE CALL—Officer Carver indicates (circle) where' one of gunman's bullets crashed into rnusic machine which narrowly missed his head during heig_ht of, shooting scrape. Machine was upset while the pair scuffled before shooting started. STRAY SHOT—Detective Fred M. Gill, armed with two shotguns, examines hole in front window of tavern where one of two wild shots struck. One slug hit a passerby and a second one broke window of car parked at curbing. ' . "AUDIENCE" GATHERS—Despite police warnings to stay clear of the tavern.en-, trance dozens of people began .pressing toward the place seconds after the fust shote raS out The curious stood their ground until the injured fugitive was carried out and whisked away in an ambu lance. People peered through windows; of tavern, closed to intruders, and some ev en went.arouud the back trying to "

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 21 Aug 1955, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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