Clipped From Galesburg Register-Mail
GALESBURG, ILLINOIS SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1959 PRICE SEVEN CENTS 1 One Killed 9 Two Hurt in r J Alpha Wreck BULLETIN \ One man was killed and two teen-age youths were seriously injured injured in an auto crash south of Alpha in Henry County today about 12:30 p.m. Details were not immediately available. The dead man was identified as James M. Hickerson, 47, who had addresses listed for Monmouth, Monmouth, Rock Island, East Moline and Galesburg, police said. Taken to -Galesburg Cottage Hospital were two youths tentatively tentatively identified as Kent D. Foster, Foster, 16, son of Mr, and Mrs. Foster, of 393 Maple Ave., and Billy Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Anderson .of Oneida. The truck driver, reportedly unhurt, was not identified. He was operating a Litchfield Bros, semi-trailer truck which operates out of Rio. Police theorized that the car driven by Hickerson headed south went off the highway, came back on, hit the back of the grain truck, careened off the | back of the truck and slammed into the auto containing the two i boys. The Anderson youth was reportedly driving. ; * The truck and the car contain- | ing the youths were headed north, Report Several Seriously Hurt MONMOUTH—One of the worst highway tragedies in i Warren County history snuffed out the lives of- four persons persons and injured seven others early today 3Vz miles north Killed were an 18-year-old Little York youth who three hours earlier received his high school diploma, and a mother and her two small children. Four of the seven injured were in critical condition today. The dead: Larry Dean Earp, 18, graduated from Little York High School Friday night and son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold George Mrs. Earp. Mandy Logsdon, 35, who died at Monmouth Hospital Hospital shortly after being admitted. admitted. Her two children, Duard W. Logsdon, 8, and Robbin Logsdon, 8 months old. Listed in critical condition at Monmouth Hospital were: Charles Lee, 18, of RFD Monmouth, Monmouth, who also received his Little Little York diploma hours earlier. Dean Talbott, 18, 'son of Mr. and Mrs; Riley Talbott of Little York, listed in good condition with a back injury. Warren County Sheriff Harley Worden, describing his arrival at the wreck scene, said: School Official Tells Twirlers To Remain Home NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Seventeen Seventeen girl baton twirlers, whose uniforms uniforms shrank to Bikini dimensions, dimensions, have been advised whai to do during the Memorial Day parade—stay parade—stay home. The suggestion came Friday from Dr. Edward F. Kennelly, superintendent superintendent of schools. The majorettes, pupils at West Side High School, had complained their 8-year-old uniforms had grown scantier and scantier due to repeated dry cleanings. Larry Dean Earp He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Lee, Jerry Perrin, 18. son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Perrin of Little York, transferred to Iowa City Hospital this morning with a broken broken leg, skull fractures and head injuries. "I got out. Bodies were lying in the ditch, scattered between the two cars and hanging out of the cars." A woman who had stopped to assist came running up to Worden, saying: •This baby is dead. What'll I do with it?" Saw Earp Car The Logsdons were turning off the highway to their home a short distance away. Minutes before, Sheriff Worden had seen the Earp car leave Lake Warren, north of the wreck scene, after he had made a routine investigation of the lake area. Pie said he had just finished a radio call at 12:32 a.m. when he jotted the Earp car. At 12:38 • : fft. he received the wreck call by radio. Earp and his four companions had all been attending graduation exercises at Little York. The sheriff gave this description description of the death scene: Mrs. Logsdon was pinned under under the dash with her head and ! shoulders lying on the ground. The body of Duard W., 8, was on top of her. Logsdon was trapped between the back seat and the steering wheel. The Brown youth was yelling for help in the back seat. Three youths lay in the ditch, and two boys were trapped under the dash in the Earp auto. They DEATH CARS—Four persons were killed and seven were injured in these cars in two-auto smash north of Monmouth early today. Auto above was driven by Larry Dean Earp, 18, of Little York, who was killed. Auto at bottom bottom was driven by Duard Logsdon, 57, of RFD 1, Monmouth. See wreck scene diagram on page 2. (Galesburg Register-Mail photos.) Hold Man foi Shooting at were removed with the aid of a Duard Logsdon, 57, of RFD 3, j wrecker and a crowbar. ecoming Impatient Delays threw another roadblock foreign ministers conference U.S. impatience and rumors talks altogether unless progress seen by next weekend. delaying tactics came in a oiler Plant Strike Ends At Kewanee KEWANEE, 111. (UPI)-Striking workers at the Kewanee Boiler Plant of American Standard will return to work Monday, it was announced Friday night. The workers—members of the Boilermakers Union, Local 195, and the Moulders Union, Local 134 — voted in secret ballot to approve a contract formed by management - union negotiations. Details of the pact were not disclosed. The strike; centering on seniority seniority rights, began March 16 an*J idled 400 workers. j Monmouth, husband and father of three of the dead. His son Stanley Logsdon, 11. Makes Turn Authorities said a northbound 1951 Studebaker sedan driven by Logsdon turned left into the path of a southbound 1956 Mercury driven by Earp. Logsdon was returning home from work at Western Stoneware Co. after he was picked up by his family. He said at the hospital that bright lights on a car behind him caused confusion as to iNe closeness of Earp's car, which had been a graduation present. In the Logsdon auto were the Logsdon family and Bernard Brown, 16, of RFD 3, Monmouth, listed as improving and in satisfactory satisfactory condition today at Monmouth Monmouth Hospital. With Earp were Lee and Perrin Perrin and Billie Tempero, J5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tempero of Little York, in fair condition, and Reel Ships Are More Active in Inland Areas TAIPEI, Formosa AP) The Chinese Nationalist defense ministry ministry reported increased activity by Chinese Communist ships near the Quemoy and Matsu islands as the Battle of Quemoy entered its ninth month today. But up to mid-afternoon mid-afternoon there were no reports of any shelling from the mainland even though it was an odd-numbered— shooting—day for the Reds. i HAS DOUBTS — Dr. Theodore Gill, president-elect of a California California theological seminary, sidestepped a public airing of a controversy over his doubts conceroijjg the Virgin birth of Christ. UNIFAX "The Mercury was sitting with rear wheels on the pavement and the front wheels in the west ditch. The other car was a short ways away with the nose pointing pointing northeast." The smash occurred on a level stretch of highway. Earp Team Captain Young Earp, who had captained captained the Little York basketball team last winter, was a distant relative of noted frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. Young Earp and the injured Lee were to have left Sunday at 4 a.m. on the annual senior trip. Little York parents and other graduated seniors were to meet this afternoon to decide whether to cancel their plans for the trip. State police were also at the crash scene. An inquest is pending, pending, but will probably not be held until the injured partially recover, recover, since there were no other witnesses. Both cars were almost almost totally demolished. Funeral Tuesday Funeral services for young Earp will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Holliday and Hoover Memorial Chapel, Friends may call Sunday. He was born Jan. Monmouth Hospital. Harold Earp, is Sumner Township road commissioner. He attended Denny School and Little York Community High School, where he participated in sports and other activities. Survivors include his parents, two brothers, Robert and Charles, both of Monmouth; five sisters, Mrs. Effie Boock, Little York; Mrs. Parolee Themanson, Kewanee; Kewanee; Mrs. Martha Cook and Mrs. Mary Bushong of Monmouth and Leona, at home, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Norris Skidmore, Skidmore, Monmouth. Services for the Logsdon family are pending at Holliday and Hoover Memorial Chapel. Today's accident was the most serious in Warren County since Thanksgiving Day 1954 and possibly possibly the most serious in county history. In 1954, four rhen were killed in a head-on auto crash on U.S. 67 south of Monmouth on "death curve." Guard Jeep HENDERSON, N.C. • (UPI)-An unemployed man was held today in connection with the first violence violence directed toward National Guardsmen sent here to help maintain law and order in the Harriet-Henderson Cotton Mills strike. Johnny Newton, 45, was arrested Friday night when he allegedly fired rifle shots at a National Guard jeep patrolling the area near the North Henderson mills. Newton reportedly was a striker but Luther Jackson, president of Local 534 which worked at the north mill, denied the suspect was connected in any way with the union. "He is not a member and never has been a member,' 1 Jackson Jackson said. "As far as I know, he has never been employed by the mills." Police Chief C. C. Harris said Newton was unemployed. Charged With Assault Lt. C. E. DeBow charged Newton Newton with assault with a deadly weapon. Newton, who has been I has been plowed under in a Sen- arrested before in connection with 1 ate vo ^ e - Senators Seek to Reduce Expensive Grain Surpluses WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senate passage of a wheat bill aimed at curbing the costly growth of wheat surpluses posed another direct challenge today to Eisenhower administration administration farm policies. The measure was passed Friday night on a standing vote after the President's own plan for dealing with the problem was swept aside. The issue now goes to the House. Senate Plows Under Wheat Restrictions WASHINGTON (AP) — The wheat growing restriction that irked Michigan farmer Stanley Yankus into moving to Australia Monmouth, after noon 30, 1941, at His father, earlier strike violence, was jailed in lieu of $1,500 bond. DeBow said shots from a .22 caliber rifle were fired toward the jeep. He said the guardsmen located located the source of the shots and arrested Newton on the porch of his home. In the only other violence reported reported as the strike ended its 27th week Friday night, rifle fire shattered shattered the windshield of a car driven driven by a woman worker at a mill not involved in the strike. Police said Gracie Williamson, an employe of the non-union J. 1). Mills, apparently was mistaken for a worker leaving the Harriet- Henderson Mill. Where to Find Abingduu 7 Bushneli 14 Churches 6-7 Classified Ads 12-13 Comics, TV Radio .... 8 Editorial 1 Farm .... 14 Galva 5 Kaoyville 7 Markets 11 Monmouth 11 Obituary 11 Sports 10 Theater 5 Weather 2 Woiueo In the News 3 The law put a limit of 30 acres, outside general wheat acreage allotments, allotments, that a farmer could plant in wheat to use on his own farm for seed or feed. If a farmer plants more, he is subject to penalties. Yankus was fined $5,070 for growing too much wheat to feed his chickens. Last Monday he sailed from San Francisco Francisco to make a new life in Australia, Australia, far from U.S. government restrictions. Okays Amendment In debating its wheat bill Friday, Friday, the Senate by voice vote approved approved an amendment eliminating the ao -acre** limitation. It was offered offered by Sen. Philip A. Hart (It- Mich), who mentioned the Yankus case. Sen. Everett M. Dirksen (R-Ill) told the Senate Secretary of Agriculture Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson favored favored ending the restriction. A number of awkward cases had arisen, Dirksen sakl, including the prosecution oi a monastery that grew and milled its own wheat. The Senate wheat bill now goes to the House. Haicl Coeds Dure NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UPU Four Four freshmen cocvis were suspended suspended Friday at Vanderbilt University University for telephoning freshmen boys and daring them to stage a pauty raid. The administration opposed th« final wheat bill because it contends contends the fjrice support levels offered offered are too high and would boost federal costs by 50 million dollars. dollars. In a second big step, the Senate approved, 57-20, a new $35,000 ceiling on total price supports the government may pay on all crpps to any single farm or farmer. The House approved a $50,000 limit earlier this week. Throughout the debate, senators agreed with the President's view that something had to be done to stop piling up a wheat surplus. It will total nearly 1,500,000,000 bushels, bushels, Hi year's supply, by July 1, 1960. The stop-gap Senate bill would give wheat farmers three choices for their 1960 and 1961 crops. A grower could continue planting planting at present levels and receive price support at 65 per cent of parity, as opposed to the present 75 per cent level. He could cut acreage 10 per cent and get 75 per cent of parity. Or, he could reduce acreage 20 per cent and get 80 per cent of parity. Each farmer would make his own choice for his own farm. Opponents argue that farmers will cut their acreage to take advantage advantage of the higher price support support and then pile on fertilizer to increased^ production on the reduced reduced planting. Tighten Penalties The bill tightens penalties for overplanting. It cuts the 15-acre marketing quota exemption to 12 acres. It also abolishes for two years all controls on wheat, grown for use on the producer's own farm. The House is expected to act soon on a different wheat bill, it would allow farmers to choose between between two plans in a nationwide referendum this summer. One would fix supports at 90 per cent of parity with a 25 per cent cut in plantings. The other would cut supports to 50 per cent of parity with unrestricted production. production.