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WEATHER TODAY Tartly Cloudy 1 1 Itli, 70; Low, M Yesterday Nigh, V., fit The Star NDIANAPOL STAR-NEWS Quich.Action WANT ADS Call MElrose 8-2411' "Ji irrp if Kpirit of the Lord in, there is Libert u" II Cor. X I7 VOL. 52. NO. 130 WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13, 1954 r;;r W Crr1r itli onliri: SHe pw St in MiMon Oountf: 7c ilmMt In Indiui. ... Mi mm p U w w Mother, 2 Scene 0 Tragic Plane Police ond pectotor milling about the wooded orea southeajt of Clinton, Md., where on F-86 Sabre jet crashed ond burned yesterday, killing o mother, her two children ond the pilot of the craft and seriously injuring the husbond- Wilson Denies Any Slur Intended Against Jobless In 'Bird Dog' Quip Detroit, f AP) -Defpnsp Secretary Charles L Wilson said yesterday he intended no slur against jobless worker in an offhand "dog" story he told newsmen here Monday. Hp said he "certainly Intended no inv idious comparisons, nor insinuations likening people to dogs in any sense," "Anil for any on In Imply that I did or under any clr- Lditorlal On Page 1? rumstancrs would think that way," he ald. "I a complete distortion nf the facta." Then hr addpd: 'I am sure that the dla-tortfd version of what I aaid Is helnj used by the people nf the adverse political party trying; to capitalize on a misinterpretation of the full meaning; ol what 1 artually 'aald." With a new statpmrnt, Wil-on jumped into the political nlorm which had awirlcd about him sine? his npwa oonfprpnce remark first vabs published 21 hours parlicr, rnr.smKNT eiskmiower had soiipht to calm that utorm yestprday with a statement exposing full ennfidenrp in his cabinet, member, At the news conference Wil-on had said he had "a nt of nympathy" fnr jobless workers, Tape Recording Of Wilson Press Conference Released Detroit. (AP) The Michigan Tlepuhlican State Central Com-mitteee, which tape recorded Defense Secretary Wilson's press conference Monday, yesterday released the following excerpts in which Wilson discussed unemployment. QLESTIOV: "Mr. Wilson, there's considerable criticism that, although promises have been made of defense work for distressed areas such as Toledo, It was brought up the other day when Dr. Fleming was there, by Mr. Gosser, that they haven't had performance. Is It possible to actually put defense contracts into a city like Toledo?" ANSWER (Secretary Wil. ion): "You see, actually it's smart to put. work where thpre'n plenty of workmen. But this defensp business of the country is too serious a business to look at it as though it was 'made work' and just something to dish out to keep somebody busy. It's too serious a business for that. And it's got to be placed where people can get it done. "I'd like to tell you a story that happened to me an Incident that, happpnod to me down in Washington -a group of people came in llkp you're talking about, from a distressed, area 10-called labor lurplut area 5 fother. The dead ore John Voughn, 2 years old; his sister, Rosie, 4; their mother ond the pilot, 2d It. R. B. Sondberg, We-natchee, Wash, The plane was on a training flight from Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C. (AP Wirephoto) but he said hp "always liked bird doe better than kennel-fed dogs myself." Grinning broadly, the blunt-spoken former Oneral Motors Corporation president elaborated then by saying: "Von fcnow, one who'll tet out and hunt for food rattier than alt on his fanny and jell." The heads of both the CIO and the AFL joined in rapping Wilson. Democratic Tarty leaders seized on tHe quotation. Mild criticism even came from within the Republican Party. CIO President Walter Pvcutber protested to President Eisenhower. He called nn the President to order Wilson ,to make a public retraction or to resign from the cabinet. EISENHOWER REPLIED by saying "I have never found him (Wilson) in the slightest degree indifferent to human misfortune." The President said he was sure "initial newspaper reports did not fully reflect what Mr. Wilson said or meant" at the news conference. Two hours after President Eisenhower issued his statement, Wilson issued his own: It started off by saying: "In my press conference yesterday I thought hack In my own home town I was In no danger of having anything and thpy pointed nut that it was so classified. And one of them made the complaint, this is a little over a year ago, in addition, he said, 'You know you've just reduced the draft. In our district there are 110 more young men that won't have to go to the Korean fight now and that'll add to our unemployment'. And the idea that a 19-year-old boy could be drafted and sent to Korea to be shot at and he didn't have enough gumption to go 100 miles and get himself a job I don't go for that. "And I've got a lot of sympathy for ppople where a sudden change calrhes 'cm but I've always liked bird dogs better than kennel-fed dogs myself, You know, one who'll get. out and hunt for food rather than sit on his fanny and yell. I'm getting out of the press conference area now, I think." QUESTION! "How long will we have a surplus of workmen here, Mr. Secretary, in this area?" , ANSWER (Secretary Wilson): Oh, the new models will get into production In November and Decembermaybe a few ppople will go back South when it gets a little cold I think you'll about balance out by Christmas." Tots, Accident I said taken out of context and misinterpreted." Wilson traced his background back to when bp workpd in a shop for 18 cents an hour when he was 19 years old, and said "I have had an extra understanding c!f the problems of workmen." lie snid hp told thP "bird dog s. kenpel dogs'' story "to make this point that I admired spirit and initiative ..." H KITH Lit KEPT the verbal ernant;e going yesterday with a follow-up press conference to elaborate on his protest telegram to Mr. Eisenhower. He said Wilson "has given the Communists a great psychological weapon" and that "the Communists will use Mr. Wilson's staicment most effec. tively." Monday' news conference was devoted largely to a denial by Wilson of charge that General Motor ha been favored In the awarding of defense contracts. But other Wilson statements virtually wpre ignored as the "dog" remark spread across the nation. George Meany, president of the AFL, said Wilson's remark "showed a complete ignorance of what it means to be unemployed." In Washington, Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell called Wilson's news Turn to Page , Column S Baby Born To Tornado Victim Dies A 5'i-pound baby girl, born at 6:11' p.m. Monday only a minute after her mother died of tornado injuries, died at 11:22 o'clock Mast night in St. Vincent's Hospital, The mother, Mr. Colleen Williams, !t' year old, nf Franklin, died In the hospital at 6:10 p.m. Monday of In juries received when she wa struck by a falling tree limb hurled by a tornado which struck Franklin. Mr. William was standing In her yard. The baby was delivered two weeks prematurely by Dr Francis Arch, resident physi cian, after he, three other physicians and five nursps had battled to save the mother's life. THE BABY suffered brain injuries resulting from a lack of oxygen between the time of the mother's death and the baby's birth, Dr, Arch said. Damage caused by the tor nado In Its sweep through Franklin and vicinity was estimated yesterday at $250,000, Telephone and electric pnwpr sprvice, disrupt pd by the atorm, was restored yesterday, Pilot Killed In Surviving Husband Badly Hurt Clinton, Md. H'P) An abandoned jet fiyhtcr plane killed a mother and her two xmiill children in a flaming death divp yesterday after the pilot plummeted to his own death in an unopened parachute. The mother, Mrs. Dorothy Ymilihan, 2.1 years old, died without knowing that her children, Dorothy, 4, and John, 1, had been killed by the pilot less K-XB Sahre Jet which crashed and exploded In the backyard nf their modest home. Mis. Vaughan's husband, John, a 24-year-old grocer' store clerk whose family was wiped out in the tragic crash, was burned badly and was in serious condition at a Washington (D.C.I hospital. A physician said Mrs. Vaughan was burned "from head to toe." , The two chiliiren were killed instantly by the shower of burning fuel that erupted from thp wreckage of the plane which winged cra.ily at tree- top level over the quiet residential street before finally clashing. MRS. VAI'tiHAV was hang-ing up clothes in the yard, with the children playing nearby, when the fiery mass of mptal and flames rained down upon them. The husband was working on a pig pen nearby. In a wooded are, not far wsy, searcher found the body of Jd IX Robert B. y and here, Wenatchee, Wash., the Air Force pilot who balled out of the crippled plane too late. Sandberg'i Sabre Jet caught fire moments alter taking off from nearby Andiews Air Force Rase, which is about 10 miles from Washington, D.C. He was hurled from the plane by the automatic ejection device hut the craft was too low for his parachute to open. Spewing flames and bits nf metal, the plane settled into a long glide that carried it into Moore's Iine, a shady residential street. TWO f OI'NTV policemen who reached the scene first found Vaughan, a night clerk in a Washington grocerystore, wandering around in a daed condition. He greeted them with thp anguished cry: "My two kids! My two kid are down there!" The officers tried to reach the spot where Vaughan pointed but were driven back by flames belching more than 100 feet into the air. Police found Mrs. Vaughsn wandering around in a dazp about 200 yards from thp house. Policpman Kenneth H. Brad ford said "she couldn't have walked there -shp must have been blown there." She died in a Washington hospital less than four hours later. Madden One Democrat Who Can Sil Willi Ike By LESTER M. HI'NT Republican State Chairman Alvin C. Cast announced last night that Congressman Ray J. Madden of Gary, the state's lone Democratic representative, has been invited to sit on the plat- Editorial on Tage It' form with President Eisenhower Friday night in the Butler Field-house. At the same time, telegrams went to Republican Senators Homer E. Capehart and William E. Jenner, advising Ihem of the President's appearance and Inviting Ihem to be on the recep-tion coiniiiitict. "Mr. Elsenhower I appearing In hi capacity of Preal-dent of the United State to discus one phase of one of our moKt vital questions agriculture," Cast said. "Therefore 1 am Inviting all member of the state's congressional delegation to be here and receive him. That Includes Congressman Madden." Station WISH-TV will tple-vlst the President's address Rein gees Move Into Legion Hall v if t: ' . v "v- &v " t.' ipti "r I- ' lr 111, i" . A. " Hr-sgas,- OK. 1 The Americon legion Holl in Highlond wot used yesterday to shelter families evocuoted from their flooded homes os I'uhlic Opinion Carroll Farmers Cool But Show Little Sign By JOHN M. FENTOV .nr roll suit srwini (Cpynfnt 1T4 AmrW'n Imtitutt of PuhHe Opinion i T)elphi, Ind. Farmers here in Carroll County, Indiana, are slightly less than wild about the Republican administration in Washington, but the prevailing sentiment seems to he "Lets give them more of a chance to show what they can do." For the last few days I and fellow reK)iteis have crisscrossed this county, going from farm to farm and from house to house in the small towns of this predominantly rural county trying to find out the "why" nf current political trends as reported by scientific survey methods. Carroll County was selected becatce it Is one of the het hnrometcrs of rural sentiment In (hi section of the Middle West. It has registered shifts in political attitudes of farmers with almost perfect accuracy in the last three presidential elections. It gave Dewey a siable majority in 19-1-1, cooled appreciably toward him in 1918 and then came back with a whopping majority for Eisenhower in 19.-i2. I found Carroll County farmers ready to air their complaints about the prices they get fnr their products as opposed to the high prices for farm implements and the other things they have to buy. . THEY BELIEVE that the GOP, 'which they helped put TODAY'S CHUCKLE Many girls are attracted to the simpler thing In life men. w hich will be broadcast through IS Mid-Wpst states over 60 stations of the DuMont network from 8 to 8:30 p.m. John V. Sellers, secretary of the GOP state central committee, said he was hopeful of having the speech broadcast throughout the rest of the nation. ALL TLANS for Ihe presidential visit were vague be-cause up to a late hour last night, local headquarters had not been informed when Eisenhower would arrive or how long he would remain. Cast expected to have final word this morning, whereupon arrangements can be perfected immediately. After a conference with Presidential Advance Men Harry W. lloagland, representing the Republican National Committee, and Robert R. Matthews, representing thp White House, Cast could announce only three details of the program for certain: 1 Caravans from 'every county - of the slate will convprge 1 Turn to rags I, Column I Here I how farmer In thp 1? states In the Midwest voted for Congress In the last two elections, and the vote today based on latest finding of the Gallup Poll. The Ifl.'iO sivd 1953 Congressional vote figure are based on survey data which provide the only mean of determining how Individual group, such farmers, labor, and o on, cat) their ballots. MIDWEST FARMERS Rep. Hem. 19.-i0 Congressional vote .M 41 19VJ Congressional vote w 33 Today' Congressional preference 60 40 into office by a 2-to-l vote in 19 j2, has not done a good job in championing the cause of farmers. They're disiippolnted hut not to the point of switching many vote to the Democrats. To get a true picture of sentiment in this fairly prosperous farming area, I and my fellow doorbell ringers queried fanners as they went about their chores, worked in their fields, or as they sat in their kilchens. In the county seat town of Delphi, population 2.530. and in such small communities as Flora, Camdpn and Rockfield, we walked the quiet streets, stopped at typical homes in different blocks, and asked people how they felt about the approaching election for Congress. AT THE fiRAIV elevator in the tiny town of Rockfield, in the northern part of the county, a group of farmers sat around waiting for their wagonloads of soybeans to be weighed. Asked how they felt about the present administration, one middle-aged farmer commented: "Well, thing po ii Id be changed a good hit. 1 figure It' gonna take all the Democrat money I made before 19.VI to make up for what Fm losing with the Republican.'' One argument that was heard again and again is that the farmers are the one group that has not received fair treatment from the administration in Washington. The complaint that the prices for what we sell go As Kansas City jMovo Approved American baseball league directors last night voted to move the Philadelphia Ath-letics to Kansas City. Just about a year ago the St. I.ouis Brown's were transferred to Baltimore. Indianapolis and other American Association clubs now face the problem of finding a substitute for Kansas City. Long regarded as the best possibility has been Denver, which has drawn well in the Western League, Because of transportation difficulties, however, it is expected that a move to Denver will be accompanied by bringing Omaha into the Association, also. This could be done by shifting the Columbus Franchise, which has been a consistent .financial loser, to Omaha. Both Columbus and Omaha aie owned by the St. Iouii Cardinals. (Details On Page 35) - Jet Crash II waters from record rainfall surrounded several northern Indiana communities. (AP Wirephoto) On GOP Of Revolt down, while the prices for what we buy go up" is a common one. "The whole trouble is labor's overpaid." one farmer told me. "Why, I had a fan belt fixed the other day. I know it wasn't worth more than 75 cents, but do you know what they charged me? Two dollars!" Despite criticism of the Republican administration In general. President Eisenhower's personal popularity remains at a high level here in Carroll County. The slogan for thp time being would seem to be one of "I like Ikp. but not the men around him." "Ike's only fault is his Cabinet," E. O. Plank, a retired farmer told me. "They're all wealthy men, and the farmers are suffering because of it." , THERE ARE some farmers, however, particularly the older ones, who feel that the Republican administration will provide, in the long run, the answer to the farmer's present dilemma. "The farmer is better off under the Republicans." said Arthur Ritchey, 71, who reins his Turn to Page 9. Column 3 ABC Secretary Suffers Attack Terre Haute, Ind. (Spl.) Victor G. Walmer, 50 yea re old. Marion, executive secretary of the Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission, suffered a heart attack here yesterday, and is in "very serious" condition at Union Hospital. Walmer, attending a convention here of the Indiana Licensed Feverage Association, was stricken in his room in the Tcrre Haute House hotel. INSIDE TODAY S STAR LONDON PACT TAKES STRIOE-French rmembly gives Premier Mendei-Fronct vott of confidence on plans to rearm Weit Germany-Page 2. RUSSIA TOID OFF-United Statei will iign no disarmament Ireaty which is not cheat-proof and would leavt Soviet armed while free world disarmed-Poga 2. SURPRISE RESIGNATION-Prima Minister Daniel F. Ma-Ian, South Africa's uncompromising advocate of whitt supremacy, dumbfounds friends with unexpected rs-ignation-Page 11. PLANS REMEDIAL LEGISLATION-Senator Beat charges un justif id coffe pries increases cost Americans $293, 000,000 and plans ntw probe as forerunner of legislation to prevent recurrence-Page 18. Comics 24 Crossword Puzxl .14 Editorials .. 12 Financial .27-29 Radio-TV ..13 Homeless List Rises To 3,600 The grim battle againt rampaging flood waters in northwestern Indiana continued last night, and in the Plymouth aiea the rising Yellow River forced more families to flee thpir homes, raising the total of Indiana homeless to 3.600 persons. Ordinarily a small stream only three feet deet,, the Yellow River climbed to near the IR-foot stage in downtown Plymouth, and raised the total number nf flood refugees there to about 500. Hope that the worst wa over wa provided yesterday when the sun broke through the cloud for the first time since torrential rains began Saturday night. Weather forecasters aid no more rain would fall In the flood zone today, but that showers are likely tomorrow. In Hammond, Mayor Vernon Anderson was to confer last night w ith, Congressman Charles A. Halleck, House majority leader, about the possibility of getting emergency Federal aid. MAYOR ANDERSON estimated property damage in the Hammond area at between J5.-000.000 and $10,000,000. Nearly 2,000 persons have been forced from their homes. Temporary shelter was being provided many last, night by the Red Cross. Although the little Calumet River fell at Hammond. It climbed treacherously at Gary, and flood water isolated 28 families on automobile top and- house roofs. They were rescued In motor-boat manned by sheriff's officers. The Little Calumet dropped as much as a foot at Hammond, making it possible for 330 Indiana National Guardsmen and some 5,000 volunteer workers to ease up on their sandbagging work, and spend more time in watching for crumbling levees and in protecting abandoned homes against looting. SERIOI'S FLOOD condition are expected tomorrow morning at Knox along the Yellow River as its high waters move there from Plymouth. The Red Cross unit at Knox was alerted for possible disaster duty. The Yellow River empties into the Kankakee River in southern Starke County near the Kankakee State Game Preserve. The flooded Kankakee River already ha caused an estimated $1,000,(100 In damage to soybean and corn crop near the LaPorte-St. Joseph County line. The angry stream ha spread over it hank by a far as a mile in some area. ThP Red Cross .vesterday established a temporary stata flood disaster headguarters in the Spaulding Hotel in Michigan City. Major Red Cross re-Turn to Page S, Column .1 The Weather Joe Crow Say: n r v u-eather has been in the A saddle for ev- ( eral weeks, hut old Jnpe riiivius certainly has had ' the rein for s r.' i' couple of day. Indianapolis Partly cloudy with little change in tempera, ture. Mostly cloudy with prob able showers tomorrow. Society .... 6-8 Sports ....25-27 Thtattri ... 20

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