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Tuesday, October 12, 1954
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HE II Star POLI STAR-NEWS QukU-Aciion WANT ADS ail MEW 8-2111 'Where the tpirit of the Lord in, there i Liberty" ('or. 3-7 VOL. 52. NO. 129 TUESDAY MORNINCi, OGTOISER 12, VXA l!iiml hr Cirnr mm; onlyi: JV pr mk Sr in Mtrton Count? Tr iiwhr In Inrilui. reran r n n n LTUtlZAiUVIU UVI WKATIIER TODAY Showers, Warmer High, s Low, M Yesterday High, 7.1; Low, S ANA n M U l) i&e. To Speak Here Evacuate Japan, Reds Tell U.S. London (INS) The Soviet T'nion and Rod Chirm cemented their security and economic alliance last night and at the amc time railed for the evacuation if United Stales forces from Japan. They added that "continuing occupation of Formosa ly American force I Incompatible with the tank of maintaining; peace." The Peiping government ha charged that operation of the 1'nitrd States Seventh Fleet in the Formosa Strait constitutes 'armed Invasion" of Ked China, At Washington, the Slate De-twrtment refused immediate comment on the joint Chinese-Russian call for the evacuation ff United Stales troops from Japan and Formosa. omCUI.R STCOIKn early news reports on the Moscow radio announcement with great interest but a spokesman said that there would be no official reaction.) The Soviet t'nion agreed to quit I'ort Arthur naval base In Manchuria next year, and to help Red China develop It economy, particularly Its railroad system. Russia and Red China called conference to settle the prob-lem of unifying Korea. The two nations said In the future they planned to "participate together in international activities for the reinforcement pf peace." They reaffirmed their "total eo-operation" on the basis of the 30-year friendship and mutual defense treaty concluded t Moscow in 19"0. THK NKW SO IKT-Chinese agreements and demands on the West were announced at conclusion of a two-week conference at Peiping attended by top representatives of both countries. The results of the parley were contained in a joint com munique broadcast by Radio Moscow. The communique said issues fin which agreement were leached included: 1 Withdrawal of Soviet troops fiom Porlh Arthur and the return of installations in that strategic Manchtinan city to to Red China by March 31, lfl.j3. O The two governments will make every effort to settle outstanding international issues particularly those affecting Asia. 0 The two governments will u consult when questions arise of common interest, including peace and security. Moscow and Peiping both ''energetically condemned" ihe rreation of the new Southeast Asia Defense Alliance con eluded in Manila. Police Commissioner Resigns Under Fire Frankfort, Ind. (Spl.) Frankfort Police Commissioner Frank S. Pryor resigned" yesterday under mounting pressure over his dual role as head of the city's police and attorney for a union whose current strike has been marked by violence, Pryor, who is one of the attorneys defending striking P, R. Mallory Company Inc. worker against an injunction proceeding, announced his resignation yesterday in Clinton Circuit Court, where a hearing on the Injunction is in progress. Privately, he admitted pressure: for hi ouster wa being brought against city official, who were prompted last, week, by a apeelal c.ltl-en' committee formed to prevent atrlke violence, to r-, quest that state police be sent Into the tense city. THK STRIKE against the Mallory plant, a chief Frankfort industry, ocean last. Sept. IS. I,ocal 931, CIO International Union of Electrical Worker, demanded a union shop, checkoff of union dues and pay acales equal to those in Indianapolis. Picket lines were formed the lame day. Soma worker remained on 400 Felons Riot; 'Politics ' Blamed Picture on Page Sfl Sioux Falls, S D. il.'P)-I'risoners staged a .sudden riot at the State Penitentiary here last night and Governor Sigurd Anderson said the outburst may well be the result of "wild charges made by irresponsible politicians in the heat of a political campaign." The prisoner started throwing dishes after supper and took four guard as hostage. At the same time, Warden ft. Norton Jameson wa en route to Pierre to discuss with the, governor recent charge of "brutality and inal-ailuiiniatration" hurled at him by Democratic candidate for attorney general Fred Nichol. Prisoner shouts of "we want Nichol'' could "well tie Iheir battle cry," Anderson said. The prisoners denied however that Nichol's charges had anything to do with the riot. They said had been "brewing" for two years. MCIIOI. SAID at his home in Mitchell that "what's happening at the prison now may be the result of deplorable conditions that evist there." "The governor has known about the conditions" for a year, "and done nothing about them," Nichol said. The rioting convict, shout Wilson 'Bird Brings Roar Detroit fAP) Defense Sec retary Charles E. Wilson caused a storm here yesterday when he said at a press conference that, while he had "a lot of sympa thy" for the jobless in surplus labor areas he always "liked bird dogs better than kennel-fed dogs" CIO and United Auto Work ers President Waltpr Reuther demanded in a telegram to President Eisenhower that Wilson "publicly retract" the statement or "be asked to retire from public life." The labor leader's Ire was aroused by Wilson's comment to reporters' questions ahout unemployment. The Cabinet official said w ith a grin: "The bird dog like to get out and hunt around for their food, but the kennel dog just jelp." Another comment that prompted Reuther to send a five-page blistering telegram to the President, was Wilson's statement, that be expected em ployment in Michigan to "bal ance itself out" by Christmas as new models get into produc tion" and maybe a few workers to go back south when it gets a little cold." "I M IL I SAW this story fA published report of Wilson's In terviewi, I had believed we the job, however, and there were reports of elbowing, shoving and jostling as they crossed the picket lines. There were charges that, the union was importing "outside" sympathizers to walk the picket line. Tension reached its highest point last week when a woman sympathizer, Pearl Rattler of Indianapolis, a member of l,nral 1001, IUE-CIO, reportedly was hit by a car driving through the picket line. tJNIO.V OFFICIAL claimed Miss Rattler and four other persons weit Injured, charging they were hit by a car operated by Frank J. Hufford of Frankfort, who was driving his wife, a Mallory employe, through crowd of demonstrator, Manage mi nt spokesmen aaid the picket climbed onto hi ear and that he drova along at low speed. The. incident occurred Monday, Oct. 4. The following day, danger of further outbreaks appeared when an estimated 150 union sympathizers, many from Indianapolis, Joined demonstrators outside the Frankfort plant. Police were Turn lo Page 2, Column SOU of them, were herded Into the east cell block by guard using tear gas gun, hut not before they had taken Ihe four guard H hostHgr, The guards were reported "doing okay" by a .spokesman for the conv ids. However, they refused to release the guards until Warden Jameson h;id read their formal demands for prison improvement. While the convicts drew up their list of official grievances, an uneasy peace settled over the prison. AM. AVAII.ARI.K city policemen, shenlf's deputies and 12 units of highway patrolmen stood facing the convicts, armed with tear wild riot guns. Except for occasional taunts, the convicts were quiet. At the height of the riot, they broke everything In sight and shrieked wildly. Five convict were injured In ths melee and were hopitall?.ed. Two were overcome by gas. one Kuitpred a heart attack, another suffered a possible hioken back and a fifth got a broken nose. Some 100 other inmates, most of j hem young men housed in the reformatory section of the prison, were returned to ihe wet cell block and caused no ser ious distui hanrp Dog' Quip From Labor were decades past the day when allegedly civilied mpn thought such things, let alone expressed them aloud and in public, Reuther said. "I regret that was so sadlv mistaken in esti mating the degree to which big business had acquired at least the rudiments of a social con science." Wilson's "bird dog" remark also brouuht denunciation from Patrick N. MeNamara. Michi gan Democratic nominee for U.S. senator. MeNamara called It "typical of the dark age type of think ing in the present adminis tration " "Hi (Wilson's) quotation," Mi.Vnnum said, "can be compared to Marie Antoinette' when she wa told the starving people had no bread. She said, also with a grin, 'Let them eat cake.' 'This quotation should be ex pected from a man who previ ously has stated 'what is good for General Motors is good for the country.' " HKl'THF.K SAID the auto in dustry "scorned the country in 1953 for recruits to meet pro duction schedules which they knew could not be maintained for more than a few months, "After the production spur was ended these recruits were dumped on the strept to be come burdens on , the tavpay ers," Reuther said. Reuther said as a result of "this callous use of Ihese tern porary recruits the worker regularly attached to the in dustry later were added to the rolls of the jobless." i nese worker are now 'dogs' to your grinning secre tary of," Reuther said 1 Ionic' Nolc Stalls Parole A cryptic notation. "This man has no one to go to," explained in part yesterday denial by the State Correction Roard of a pa role to Noah Rurrls, 67 years old. Biirris has been an Inmate of the State Prison at Michiga City 41 years. His whs one of 40 application for clemency reviewed. Ten ap plications were granted, the others denied. Rurrls was a prisoner In the old Indiana Reformatory at Jef fersonville sentenced there In 1907, then In 1910 he killed an other prisoner, He was convict ed in the Floyd Circuit Court and sentenced to Michigan City TODAY'S CHUCKLE Then there were tha two red eorpuaele who lived in Major Talk Friday At Ficldhousc By CHAKI.F.S fi. MilFFO President Eisenhower will make a major address on his administration' farm program in IndianaKilis Friday night. The chief executive will stop olf nere en route to Washing ton from his "work and play acation" at the "little White House" in Denver. The Indianapolis meeting will be under sponsorship of the National Institute of Animal Agri- cultuie, a non-partisan group of which Harrv J. Reed, dean of the Purdue L'nivcisity School of Agriculture, is chairman. Murray Snyder, assistant presidential press secretary, nid In Deover last night that the address "will he nonpartisan." "It will not bp an appeal for election of Republican candidates." Snvder said. IVDI.A Republican Sta.fe Chairman Alvin C. Cast said the meeting will be held in Rutler Fieldhouse. which has a seating capacity of 16.000. Full arrangements for 1he meeting will be made today when two members of the President' staff arrive heie. Indianapolis was selected as the locale of the farm speech. expected to be one of the most important of Eisenhower's pre- congressional election talks, because of its location in the heart of the Midwestern farm belt. ANOTHER REASON was that the Hoosier state is the home of the House majority leader. Charles A. Halleck of Rensse laer, a confidante of the Presi dent. Halleck conferred with Ihe President a week ago and urged him to make more "fighting campaign talks," adding that he believed the COP faced a tough battle to retain congressional control. New that the President would he here hit like a "bombshell" it OOP state headquarter. Cast was at home at Kent- land, he said, when the "little White House" called to tell him of the projected visit. He canceled a speech sched uled for last night at Wolcott-ville. AT DEM Fit, Snyder said the Republican National Committee "very probably'' will purchase national television and radio lime. Cast said he understood the address originally had been planned for Chicago. "It was decided that Indian apolis, in the center of things, was the logical place." Cast added. The President will speak here ahout 7:30 p.m., then fly on to Washington, Snyder said the White House regards the speech a an opportunity for Ihe President tn plug for hi farm program and defend It against critic. It Is a "matter of interpreta-Turn to Page 1, Column 4 iiou win Fai'incM's 'o? How do the farmers of Indiona's Carroll County, a barometer in the election, appraise the first two years of the Republican Administra lion in Washington? Will the Carroll Coun-ty farmer, and farmer of other Midwest barometer area, support the GOP or it there a revolt in the traditionally Republican farm belt? Gallup Poll ho sent itoff representative to ksy areas of the country, th preparation for an authoritative "behind th cene" onalysi of the coming election. Th firt report in th special series, coming tomorrow, will how what Carroll County farmer ar thinking and why they feel a they do. It will b another exclusive in Tlic Intlinnnpolis Star On Farm Twister Flattens Auction Barn : fH 'lis3 Smoshed wreckage i shown of o' concrete block and steel oucboo barn flattened yesrerday by a tornado that lashed Fronklin. Five persons were inside the Hundreds Flee As Flood Hits Upstate Areas A prediction of clearing skies gave encouragement last night to northwestern Indiana whee rampaging flood waters have driven hundreds of families from their hune and have caused property damage amounting to millions of dollars. The Chicago Weather Bureau said aome rain I evpected today, hut that the worst I over. Previously, there had been forecast of heavy rain for both today and tomorrow. Meanwhile, an Indiana National Guard unit from Gary went into action to aid volunteer sandbagsers and evacuation crews. The oisasier aiea extended from Hammond to as far east as riv mouth. Torrential weekend rains dumped an estimated 7 to 9 inches of water onto Hammond and oilier Calumet cities. ON ORDERS FROM Governor George N, Craig, the 113th Engineers Battalion of the National Guard went to Hammond , from Gary to help strengthen dikes along the Little Calumet River and Wolf Lake. The troops wer e requested by Mayor Vernon C. Anderson of Hammond, who had proclaimed a state of emergency in his city. The battalion, with 377 men, took 1.500 sand bags to Ham mond. Arr angements were made to get ."0.OO0 more from a Chicago military depot, and an additional 31.000 from Stout Field in Indianapolis. An emergency also was proclaimed at Plymouth by Mayor Harry I) a n 1 e 1 s o n. Traffic was banned from the city after the swollen Yellow River had blockaded both l".S. 30 and V.S, 31. Evacuation movements were heav iest in Hammond's southern suburbs Munster. Dver and Highland -along the Little Calumet River. So much water had gutted this normally peaceful stream that it w as flow ing in two directionswest along its regular course to Chicago's south side and into Lake Michigan, and east and north through Burns Ditch into Lake Michigan on the far east side of Gary. DISTRESS IX the Hammond area mounted yesterday with the breaking of a sandbag dike along the Little Calumet River. Swirling waters poured into the Scheicher subdivision, forcing 400 families to flee. The refugees were taken to Turn to Page J, Column 4 The Weather Joe Crow Says: Ike de-elded to make a political speech ill Indiana. That might tn make the election cam palgn 4iO (iOP. I n d I a napolis and Indiana-Considerable cloudiness and little warmer with showers and thunderstorms tnHay. Tomorrow partly cloudy ind cooler. M1 i , s x ' J ' .. "::'V y '.., ' ' ! :$ 'J bill 'H n It I Franklin' tornado, while snaking northeost toword the city, knocked down severol barns and ripped a roof off the -First Mount Pleasont Baptist Church (above), southwest of Franklin. (Star Photo) Wind Rain, Lightning Deal City Heavy Blow Pit-lure on Page 19 A severe wind and thunder-storm, accompanied by a torrent of lain, lashed Indianapolis yesterday afternoon to level power lines, fell trees and cause flash floods. The storm, believed linked with a tornado which struck Franklin. 20 miles to the south, arrived at approximately 2:20 p.m. Weather observers said .23 of an inch of rain fell during five minutes, and that the afternoon's precipitation totaled .49 of an inch. Lightning struck the transmission system of the Indianapolis Power Light Company in five different places, and service was Interrupted for ahout 6."t) customers for varying periods. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Jones and their three children were flooded from their home at 2412 South West Street, and were moved by Red Cross wor kers to a home at 2116 South West Street. A 3.1.00(I-YOI.T line in the 500 block of South Keystone Avenue was severed by lightning, a tree fell over a 4,000-volt line at Millhouse Road and Thompson Road, and there were about 150 other Instances where lines leading to homos were burned by lightning or broken by falling trees. Trouble In the Broad Ripple substation of the power company caused a jy-minute service interruption for 400 homes In an area bordered by 49th Street, Central Avenue, 51th Street and Keystone Avenue. Customers in Valley Mills were without service about two hours. Additional showers and thunderstorms were forecast for Indianapolis today, along with warmer temperatures. A high mercury reading of 83 degree is expected this afternoon. No flooding I expected Program barn when it collapsed, pinning down one man ond injuring another. Other miraculously evcoped serious harm. (Star Photo by Wayne Kelly; i ern section of the state, Mate, regardless of condition in northwestern Indiana, W. A. Bertram!, chief meteorologist at Indianapolis, said the Wabash and White River are rising, hut they were at unusually low level prior to the recent rains. Possibly connected with the storm was an explosion of a television set in the home of Mrs. Ruth Pearson.' A-171-D Forrester Street, Tyndall, Tow n. Parts of the set were strewn alMiut the living room a short time after Mrs. Pearson had removed her 10-month-oid baby, Patricia Ann Pearson, from a stroller in front of the set. Mrs. Pearson said she did not lie-lieve the set was struck by lightning. Water two to three inches deep poured into the Marion County Democratic headquarters at 320 East New York Street after yesterday afternoon's cloudhurst. Nelson Grills, county Democratic chairman, said damage was not extensive, but lamented that "we were kept so busy mopping up water that we didn't have time for campaigning." IXSmi: TODAY'S STAR DOM YOUR GAS MASK-Army warns soldier speedy protection essential if exposed to deadly "nerv gasses" Page 4. NOT A DRIP ON LEAK-Key figures in French secret leak scandal foc each other for first time hut 'J'tG'n ij drawn on results of interrogation Page 4. VISHINSKY TAKES STEP BACIv-Rutsion ease demonds in U.N. for an immediate ban of atomic ond hydrogen bombs-Page 11. TWIN SEPARATION FATAL-One of Miller Siamese twin dies five hours after being separated by kull surgery -Page 12. ADOPT "FORGOTTEN PATIENT" P R 0 G R A MMnto1 Health Association plans to launch program dstgnef to show mental patient they're not frindl Page 12. Comics 24 Crossword Puzil ... 23 V. Editorial Financial Rodio-TV Tree Falls oman: 3 Injured A tornado roared into Frank lin from the southwest, yester day afternoon, smashing a concrete block auction barn, w reck ing home and injuring at. least four persons, one fatally. Hurt f;itally w Mr. Colleen Williams, ?l year old, who wa struck hy a falling tree near her home on th north side of the eitv. Suffering a fractured skull, ha wa taken first tn Johnson County .Memorial Hospital In Franklin and then to St. Vincent' Hospital, Indianapolis, where she died at 6:10 p.m. The tornado struck at 2:23 p.m. Jt shattered the quonser. and concrete block Friddle Auction Barn a mile west of Franklin, while five person vsere inside. PIX.VED I'XDF.R a mound of concrete block was George White, fiO years old. of Harts-ille. White' condition was re-ported'fair" after he was taken to Bartholomew County Hospital at Columbus for surgery. Hi injuries included a crushed right leg and facial lacerations. The Rev, Clarence Davis or Warrentown, minister of h Nashville dnd.1 Christian Church, one of the five persons; in the auction barn, was treated for shock. He said i e dropped to the floor, face down, when the storm trurk. A third man in the barn wa treated for minor injuries. Police and an FBI man said they saw the funnel-shaped black (loud whipping in from the southwest. The roof wa torn off the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, four mile aouthwest of Franklin. The auction barn stood acros the street from Johnson County Memorial Hospital, which wa not hit. Witnesses said the concrete and metal structure wa crushed flat "as though a giant stepped on it." THE POWFR failure affected the entire city of 7.300. The police and sheriff's radio transmitters went dead. Current stopped at the hospital and an emergency battery system wa put into action. The power cutoff delayed the daily press run of the Franklin Star with one of its biggest new stories of the year. Service was restored at 5:45 p.m. Lashing its way across th northern part of the city, the twister ripped down utility lines, snapped off tree limbs and trunks, broke window and damaged cars and homes Heavy rain accompanied the storm and flooded street for the second time in a few hour. One Inch of rain fell in the morning. The Indianapolis Wpather Bureau said it had not confirmed the Franklin tornado but added that the storm that whipped across central Indiana was the' type that causes tornados. ' AROI'T 1:30 P.M.. a terrific storm lashed Owen County, to the west. More than an inch of rain fell in about an hour. Winds of near-cyclone velocity swept through the town and knocked out electric power for nearly four hours. Autos and some homes were damaged. Trees were blown down in all parts of the town. The power failure halted th Turn to Page 5. Column ? .. 14 28-29 .. 13 Society .... 6-8 Sport .,..26-27 Tho'r ... 16 along the Wabash and White River In central and outh- '1 vein. H

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