The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 31, 1951 · Page 1
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Thursday, May 31, 1951
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I Speedway Veteran Rose Escapes Death In Spectacular Crash (STAR SEQt ENTE THOTOS BY MFRIE GEORGE) ''ft i r. - - i ' '-. k T f - - . '.- vv- ' .-.--.. ..- , . N.Sk.ure 4 V - ' : . : i i-i Rosa tpini at right rear wheel foils. f y leavei track on north straightaway. Spins through muddy ditch as he fight for control. Car overturnt raising cloud of dut ot fani gasp. Rose crawls out seconds later. WEATHER TODAY Fair, Warm Temperatures Yesterday High, 80; Low, 53 The Indianapolis Star FAIR AND FIRST STAR-NEWS Quick-Action Want Ads Call ATlantic 2111 VOL. 48. NO. 360 THURSDAY MORNING, 3IAY 31, 1951 FIVE CENTS The Day In Indiana By Maurice Early Honey Bees Drafted Wax's Defense Need Many Colonies Killed Calling Map Makers I.U. To Train Some HOXEY BEES have been drafted to go to work for the expanding defense program. They must produce double the amount of wax this year. It is needed for coatings on parts of shells and in airplane building. FRANK X. entomologist, WALLACE, state ays that even though many colonies of In diana bees were winter killed, the beekeepers ran fill the order if thpy sal-vage all the combs. Ordinarily small amounts of the honey combs are not saved by the beekeepers. If left In the hive the comb is eaten by the wax moth. BECAUSE OF the need of wax for the defense program, Wallace advises the beekeepers to recover all the combs. This wax is one thing the chemists have not been able to duplicate with some synthetic material. BEFORE NEXT fall, existing colonies of bees which survived the winter kill, with expert handling, can be increased four times. New queen bees can be imported from the South, provided with some of the workers, and the bee population can be Increased rapidly. BUT THE HONEY and wax production is really a side line, Wallace says the greatest economic value of the bee is its ability to pollinate field crops, especially clover and alfalfa grown for seed. BEEKEEPERS make a business of renting colonies to farmers growing these seeds. With plenty of bees at work the seed production can be Increased as much as four times. DESPITE the winter slaughter there will be plenty of bees to do this important work, the entomologist says. FN CLE SAM'S armed forces need map makers and a lot of them. Indiana University is one of 20 requested by the Fnlted States Army map service to start a course next fall in the science of map making, called applied cartography. Prof. Otis Starkey, head of the I.U. geography department, said the map-making service for the Army and other Federal departments Is to be expanded from 2,000 to 5,000. FOUR MEMBERS of the staff in this new course at I.U. were in the map service of the American and British armies during World War II. There will be more jobs for cartographic aides and geographers than the supply of trained workers, at least during the present international crisis. OBJECTIVE of the course Is Hot to train map draftsmen, but professional worker who can compile, edit and do research on maq. 3) 9 Russians Linked To Iran Riots Embassy Employes Held In Anti-U.S., British Flareups Teheran, Iran (UP) Police last night were questioning four Russian employes of the Soviet Embassy at Tabriz, who were arrested Monday while urging participation in Communist-sponsored anti-American and anti-British demonstrations, officials said. The Russians, who were not identified, were taken into custody while plastering leaflets on walls in the north Iranian city calling for support of the demonstrations by the outlawed Tudeh (Communist) Party. The na-lion-wide demonstrations held Tuesday attacked Britain, the United States and the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. The billion-dollar Anglo-Iranian Oil Company yesterday was notified formally of the Iranian government's determination to nationalize the vast Iranian properties of the British-controlled company. IN COMPLIANCE with a government ultimatum that expired yesterday, a representative of the company called on Finance Minister Mohamed Ali Varasteh and was told that the government was going ahead at once to carry out parliament's nationalization derision. Norman Richard Seddon, the representative, was handed an aide memoire on Iran's decision to relay to London headquarters. Seddon was instructed by company headquarters to attend yesterday's meeting but to do nothing but listen. A government spokesman, meanwhile, revealed that the company would be taken over progressively and that control would be transferred to a government board. At the same time, it was announced that a three-man commission would go to the rich southern oil fields operated by the company next week to begin putting the nationalization into force. Official sources said that another five-man group would be named to investigate the company's accounts. Anglo - American diplomats here continued efforts to work Reds Slow ILN. Drive To Crawl Chinese Artillery, Infantry Resistance Heaviest In Week Tokyo (Thursday) (AP) Red artillery and die-hard infantry slowed the Allied advance inside Communist Korea yesterday along most of the 125-mile rainswept warfront. It was the heaviest resistance in more than a week. Far behind the battlefront, American soldiers bowed their heads in Memorial Day services in a green hillside cemetery near Pusan. But on the fighting front, the phase of Chinese rearguard actions appeared ended. The enemy used artillery, mortars, captuied bazookas and automatic weapons to knock out Allied tanks siiih-ering in the mud north of Parallel 38. Canadian troops reported the heaviest Red artillery fire since the failure of the Communists' second spring offensive in mid-May. HOWEVER, one Allied force rammed within 12 miles of Kumhwa, strategic road hub 20 miles north of the Red border on the central front. Allied troops also again won control of Hwachon electric pow'-er reservoir in central Korea yesterday by seizing the 275-foot-high dam, Eighlh Army reported. In the West Allied pains out some sort of compromise. ranged one to three miles But Hossein Makki, chairman of the mixed commission to effect nationalization, told newsmen that Iran would not deviate from its decision and would not accept American mediation if it supported the British company. In Today's Star Adm. Forrest Sherman advocates United- Nations naval and commercial blockade to strangle Communist China's economic life Page fl. Irish balloting orderly and generally heavy as Eamon De Valera makes a hid for a politiAU comeback Page 10. Three Western powers plan appeal to Kremlin to break a deadlock ar 'ig Big Four deputies writing conference agenda Page IS. Comics.... 20 Editorials.. 14 Radio-TV.. 15 Society. . . 6-8 Sports.. 22-24 VVaters... 18 against heavy Communist resist ance, an Eighth Army communique said. Carrier planes pounded Red trnops and supply lines yesterday on the eastern coastal strip until the weather closed in. The Far East naval summary said carrier planes killed more than 1,000 Reds Tuesday. The Weather Joe Crow Says: When the "p r i c e war" reaches police action status we'll really see something. Indianapolis and Indiana-Fair and warm today; partly cloudy and warm tomorrow with scattered thundershowers. HOOPING SIDINfi-rN SI'I.ATICIH FALPH R. FEEPr.F , ,V1NS Ctll WA. 3431 lor U, mtn-Ad. 'Best Friend' Brings Dead Driver's 'Lucky Dime Home To Victory Lane , ..... ..:&$T'. .. ' try, 1 ai. III J?r - n ' it wr : i : K Speedway Victor tee Wallard maneuvered a two-way hug, pulling Movie Actress loretta Young (left) and his pretty wife (right) close to him for a series of embraces after he pulled into Victory Lane. Official congratulations were handed him by Speedway President Wilbur Shaw (extreme left). Gigantic Borg-Worner Trophy is in background. (Star Photo by Frank H. Fisse) Bv JEP CADOT JR. A good-luck charm which never quite clicked for the late Ted Horn yesterday paid off big dividends to his best friend Lee Wallard. Near collapse after the grueling 500-mile ordeal in mid-summer heat, Wallard fished a dime wrapped in a handkerchief from his grimy yellow coveralls. "Then, he explained that Horn always carried the dime as a good-luck piece and that it was in Ted's shoe when he was kifled in a dirt track accident at Du-fjuoin, 111., Oct. 10, 1918. The dime never did the trick for Horn at Indianapolis. He won three consecutive AAA national driving championships but never was able to cop the "500." WALLARD AND HORN had been close friends since 1031, both off and on the rare tracks. When Horn was killed, Wallard inherited the lucky dime. Lee. a husky 40-ycar-old chauffeur from Altamont, N.Y., also had a second good-luck.- charm aiding him in victory. , was a "checkered flag" skirt worn nt , the race by his attractive wife, , Esther, 27. "I'm glad she wove that skirt j . . . I told her it would he good j lurk," said the dog-tird Wallatd as he sipped a soft, drink. Mrs. Wallard was glad she wore it, too. i "I had a brand new dress i pirked out to wear today hut Lee said he wanted me to wear this checkered skirt instead," she told reporters. WHAT WAS A'allard's victory secret? "I just tried to keep moving along and stay out of trouble," was his modest explanation. After an hour-long session with reporters, newsreel and newspaper cameramen, radio broadcasters and just-plain-gawkers, Wallard was taken to the Speedway hospital for treatment for exhaustion and "sheet burns" Because of the extreme heat, Lee wore nothing und' his coveralls. And the friction of the coveralls rubbing against his skin caused the burns. They were not sn,rnic anil could not entail Wallai rl's jny at ictor y. His first words as he puller) his small No. D!t Belanger Special into the bedlam of Victniy La no were, "Boy, am I happy." THEN, S SLhKl. bundled persons shouti'd at him and each other, Wallard went through the traditional victory embraces. They were with his wife. Movie Star Loretta Young, Mur-rell Belanger, Ihe rat's owner, and his chief mechanic, George Saligh. He bussed Mrs. Wallard and embraced Miss Young repeatedly for the photographers. He got the lipstick and they got the grease just like it said in the script. The Victory Lane ceremonies were almost as rough on Mrs Wallard as on her husband. She was struck accidentally in the face with the huge Borg-Warner Trophy as it was pushed neir Wallard for picture purposes. Wallard revealed that he drove the fast 20 laps at reduced speed Turn to Page H, Column 1 Pilots Hoosier's Car To Victory; Nazaruk Second Kj BOB STRAXAIIAN Sports Kditor Likeable Lee Wallard, who bar-cry had meal money when he first drove the Speedway bricks four years ago, yesterday hit the winner's jackpot with a record 500-mile run in the tiny Ioosier-owned Belangcr Special. The 40-vear-old Altamont (N.Y.I driver ont his car through the tortuous 200 laps in 3 hours, 57 minutes, 38.05 seconds at an average speed of 12(5.214 niph before a crowd of approximately 150,000. It was the first 500 in history run under the 1-hour mark and Wallard's speed rubbed out the record of 121.327 mph set by Bill Holland in 1910. Wallard, biakeless for the last 20 laps, heat out rookie Mike Nazaruk in the Robbins Special by less than two laps, and relief driver Manuel Aytilo in the Winkle Special was third. NAZA R i: K A V K I! A i, E I) .'5.302 mph in lor second. The McGrath-Ayulo duo handling the Hinkle entry had a .speed of 121.715 niph. in 4.00-:20.42. So hot was the pace that only eight of the 33 starters slill were running at the finish, also a rec- Lady Luck Frowns At Mauri Rase Fickle Fortun", which had brought wealth and fanif lo Maun Rose, turned lier back on him vesteidav. Just truer? ears ago, the prp-pety little Smith Bend pilot was sitting at the top of the heap after two consecutive victories in the 5'iO-nnle race. Yestcrdav, he wound up ar the bottom underneath his overturned race car in the muddy infield off the north straightaway "At fust I thought the righ' tire had none." Ron.- vai in explaining the accident which happened on his UM'ith lap. ' But it was the wheel instead The spokes pulled nut of the huh." As Hose's IVnivml special skidded coming nut "I the northeast turn it headed into the infield directly lor a ditch with a rising hank. "1 could see (his crash coming,'' he said. "I went, down into her as far as I could gn. "When I hit the ditch and the mud in it 1 knew she was going to flip. "The mud filliped it over and it hit with the cockpit at the top of a small knoll. I unfastened the seat belt and crawled nut as last as I could." Rose said Hustled to the hospital, he declared his only desire was for a clean shut and his pipe and tobacco. "(If course I (eel badly," Rose said. "I was in third place and coming up nicely. I tried hard to save her but that's the way it goes ' ord all-time high for mechanical failure under the toughest kind of pressure. Back in 1916 nine were going when the checkered flag fell on the winner. Only six of the Speedway's fastest field completed the race, but all of them shattered Holland's mark. AAA Champion Henry Banks was lourth with an average of 123.957 mpr in the Blue Crown Special; Blazing Bobby Ball, rookie driver from Phoenix, Ariz, finished fifth in the Blake-ly Special with 123.709 mph and Andy Linden, was sixth in the Lcitrnbergrr Special at an average of 122.573 mph. BALL WAS awarded fourth place at the conclusion of the tare but a late check of the of- ! final (ape showed that Banks had traveled 201 laps before re. I eeiving the checkered flag and j actually closed 29.09 seconds ; ahead of Ball. i Carl Forherg in the Auto Shippers' Special was flagged at the end of 191 laps in seventh place t and Dunne Carter at the end of : 181 in the Mobilgas Special for : eighth place. Tony Ilettenhausen in the Mo-bilml Special was awarded ninth place and Duke Nalon 10th in the Novi Purelube Special. Bet-tenhaiisen unit out of the race after ITS laps alter spinning into ; the giass on the northwest turn. He rame on to the pits under the ' car's power, but dropped out because of ignition trouble. Pole-sitter Nalon went out after 151 laps when his car stalled on the north turn after a day cf b:tter futility in which the prelate favorite paid no fewer than five tnps to the pits for various reasons. MILT MILLER. Nalon s team-male in the other expensive Novi, was lorcrd out after 56 laps when it, too, stalled on the back stretch Run under idea! conditions, the race uas only under the yellow cautmn light tor a minute and 30 seconds. This salety signal was flashed ; w hen the Pennzoil Special, driven j by Mauri Rose of South Bend, ! turned over on the northeast turn when his right rear wheel collapsed. Rose crawled from beneath the car unhurt, but was taken to the track hospital as routine measure. His first request was a chance to get to a radio to assure his children that he had escaped injury. Rose was running smoothly in fourth place at this point. FAERY RECORD except ras one-lap, two-lap and four-lap marks, all held by Nalon in the 1949 race, was wiped from the Turn to Tage Column I VMnrtow, ni toor T ClU M. ti54 Jot lUmt.-A.

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