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St. Louis, Missouri
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Wednesday, August 26, 1959
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2 B Wed., Aug. 26, 1959 ON THE MISSISSIPPI A new tonnage record for barge traffic on the Mississippi river was set during 1958 between Minneapolis, Minn., and Baton Rouge, La., the Army Corps of Engineers reported today. Barge and raft tonnage from Minneapolis to the mouth of the Missouri river totaled 24,393,587 in 1958, compared with 22,394,726 the previous year. Between the Missouri and the Ohio rivers, the Mississippi traffic was 25,701,271 tons in 1958 against 23,674,777 in 1957. The tonnage from the Ohio to Baton Rouge Increased from 32,-731,775 in 1957 to 32,806,198 tons in 1958. The Corps of Engineers reported, however, that tonnage for the entire length of the river fell last year because of a sharp drop in river barge traffic from Baton Rouge south. The overall tonnage was 113.413,707 in 1957, compared with 112,578,238 in 1958. Raymond V. Spencer, traffic eo-ordinator for the Mississippi GOOD HEARING NEED NOT BE EXPENSIVE Fr the eeweft tiai wtit atptseable aids SEI Edict's 01 OLIVI ST. SO Ymt la St. Wats TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS ON CHANNEL f IS ; i '-LEVI'S SII us FISCHER'S 01 Florissant 777 Se. Flsfliiant TL 7147$ NKSlvU ( DESIGNED WITH LEVI'S Double-Knee JEANS WEAR m BETTER THAN ORDINARY JEANS Tovghr thon rverl in LEVI'S Double-Knee Jeans keepe rU 'like-new" wariitf qnalitiee month afW month wuhing after waehing-wearing after wtartaf I And that's not a4.M Levi's Boys Jeons bsve Mrmanenttr-fuMd double knees, double stitching throughout with extra reinforcement at strain points. They're vat-dyed and Ssnforited, and come in sires 2 to 16 Regular. 2 to 1 Slim, 25 to 8 Husky. Unconditionally guaranteed, of course. Slock up mow for school.., at your favorite sloret $taf MMlttrlKMWt'lMflltM) I M M 4iniM fll It i Itt.u.l em . M 91TTI V . 1 as: ST.LOUIS POST'DISPATCH Valley Barge Line Co., said the decrease in barge traffic on the southern stretches of the river probably was due to increased use of a new grain elevator at Baton Rouge and other factors which shortened barge runs. More chemicals and ores are being shipped northward from the rapidly expanding industrial complex at Baton Rouge, Spencer said. Petroleum products also are being picked up there and at other points farther north on the river. Most of the grain stored at Baton Rouge is transferred directly to ocean-going vessels. The Corps of Engineers figures do not include ships using the 35-foot channel between Baton Rouge and the Gulf of Mexico. Barges hauled 47,388,594 tons from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1958, compared with 49,861,879 in 1957. From New Orleans to the Gulf, the tonnage dropped from 73,692,181 torn la 1957 to 70,430,391 last year. ARRESTED 2 WEEKS AFTER GOING ON MOST WANTED LIST LUBBOCK, Tex., Aug. 28 (AP) A one-eyed ex-convict who two weeks ago was added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation'! list of 10 most wanted criminals was arrested at a trailer court here yesterday. Harry Raymond Pope, St yaara old, was unarmed and surrendered meekly to FBI agents, Texas Rangers and local police. A shotgun was found la the trailer. Pope lost his right eye In a fight with police at Phoenix. Ariz., Nov. 23. 1958, after he I was caught robbing a drug store. He will be arraigned before United S t a t i Commissioner Frank R. Murray on a charge of unlawful flight to avoid prose cution for burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. A laugh-a-mlntitl Enjoy fht hllarhvn tieopodei of tany "ABBOTT and COSTELLO" 4:30 p.m. nr t3j Gtt fr LEVI'S at GALE'S ITH I IHUXVn B1IIT I T8 I i Cm m4 anna (Mto tmm Fortified with miracle L3TEH-X, PROFESSOR SH TO DEATH IN AUTO ONELY M GOODING, Idaho, Aug. 26 (AP) An assistant professor who was to start teaching at Yale Univer sity this fall was found shot to death yesterday in his foreign sports car. The sheriff said he was prob ably murdered. Deputy Sheriff Guy Coles said John Hunt Jr., 37 years old, was shot once in the head and once in the body. The body was found by a young farmer, Nick Hobdey of Gooding, on a trail in sagebrush 23 miles west of Gooding, and about two miles off State Highway 25. Sheriff Keith Anderson said Hobdey told him Hunt was kneel Ing on the floorboards in the right front seat of the 1959 four- door Triumph station wagon. Coles said Hunt had been beaten about the head. An autopsy indicated he was shot by a .44 or .45 caliber weapon, Coles said. No gun was louna. Coles said a service station at, tendsnt at Mountain Home, 48 miles west of where the body was found, remembered seeing the car wicn oniy one person In it. tne deputy said suitcases, a sleeping bag. portable radio. several suits. Jackets and shoes were missing irom the car. Also missinc. Coles said. ii about $150 in travelers checks and a billfold. Hunt was not married. Anderson said he was going to Yale to take up a new teaching post He said Hunt had been working in Portland, Ore., for the United States Forest Service. Hunt left Portland at T a.m. yesterday en route to New Haven, Conn. Hunt's father Is the Rev. John Hunt Sr. of Bellingham, Wash. Hunt resigned recently as forest pathologist on the staff of the Forest Service Pacific Northwest forest and range experiment station at Portland, where he had been since 1954. Hunt was graduated from the University of Washington Col-lege of Forestry In 1949 and held a teaching fellowship there until 1951, when he received a master's degree in botany. From 1951 to 1954 he was a research assistant at New York SU'e University College of Forestry, Syracuse, N.Y. Ha obtained a doctorate there in 1954, then Joined the Forest Service at Portland. Hunt wa a Navy pilot fn the Philippine theater during World War IL At New Haven, Conn., a Yale spokesman said Hunt already wu on the Yale payroll as assistant professor of forest pathology in its School of Forestry. SSSXtK 5QQ95 Wftof Hlkm, Ull TllWt WITH 1AU llr 3 true aa. aam W .ITilTl Professional ml fry Bjr a Poit-Plipjitch Phfttncriphr. Ofictrt of CitMt St. Louis PBX Club visit dressing room of MISS JACQUELINE JAMES (ctnter), who pltyt switchboard operator in "Bells Art Mating" at Municipal Opera. Visiting switchboard operators, irom left, art MRS. LUCILLE HUTCH1NCS. prtsidtnt of the club; MRS. VIOLA BECKTAME. third vice president; MRS. DOROTHY JESSE, iirst vict prtsidtnt, and MRS. RODA MUNRO, chaplain. U.S. Willing to Sell Exhibits At Moscow to the Russians WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (AP) The United States announced today it is willing to sell to the Russians a vast array of products displayed at the American exhibition in Moscow. The items range from a house to a screwdriver. Secretary of Commerce Frederick H. Mueller described the offer as a good will gesture. Such a sale presumably also would be good business. It would save the cost of shipping the goods back to the United States. Ihere was no immediate word whether the Russians were approached in advance about the proposal, or whether they would be interested. Everything displayed this summer at the Soviet exposition in New York was returned to Russia after the show closed. The United States sales offer covers about 1800 American-made Items, including the $200,-000 closed circuit color TV unit before which VIca President Richard M. Nixon and Premier Khrushchev last month held their Impromptu debate on the cold war. Also on the list la the medium priced prefabricated house which the Russians have claimed is much better than INDIANA DEMOCRATS PLAN MtYNtH-rDR-PRESIDENT UNIT TRENTON. N.J. Aug. 26 (AP) Three Indiana Democrats said yesterday they hope to form a Meyner-for -President organization In their home state. Jack H. Mankin, H. Ralph Johnston and Willard C Twigg of Terra Haute met with Gov. Robert B. Meyner and his top political adviser. Robert C Burkhardt, for more than an hour. They told reporters afterward that Meyner will make a one-day tour of Indiana Sept IS to meet key Democrats in South Bend, Indianapolis and Bloom-in gt on. Msnkln, former president of the Young Democrats of Indiana, said Meyner has not yet given them "the go-ahead" to: form an organization. He said the formal reason for Meyner'i trip will be to assist in the reelection campaigns of Democratic Mayors Edward Voorde of South Bend, Charles Boswell of Indlinapolis and Thomas Lemon of Bloomington. MOLINE (ILL) LEADER HELD WITH WlfECN FRAUD CHARGE MOLINE.. I!!., Aug. 26 (UPI) Frank J. Heam, civil defense director, president of baseball clubs and boxing official, has been arrested and charged with bilking a Chicago loan firm of (300,000 in the last 1 years, it wss disclosed today. Heam, 64 years old, and his wife, Blance, 63, were named in wirrants last night citing obtaining money inder falsa pre tenses. The two, with one office girl, ran a small loan firm. Rock Island State's Attorney Bernsrd J. Morsn said the Metros systematically defrauded the Walter T. Heller Co., Chi-cago, by applying for small loans from the larger company and putting up worthless securities as collateral. In other cases, Moran said the llearns would sign loan notes with fictitious names. The Hcarnt pleaded not guilty to the charges and wert re-lessed on 13000 bond each. MAN IS STABBED IN BRAWL OUTSIDE SOUTH SIDE TAVERN John Webb, a fsctory worker, wss tsken to Luthersn Hospital last night with serious stab wounds of the chest and abdomen after a fight outside a tavern in the 1400 block of South Broadway. Police held Orville DeCIue, a laborer of 1723 Dolman street, who admitted fighting with Webb but denied the stabbing. Officers found no weapon. Webb, 33 years old, lives at 1436 Texas avenue. Advice at most Americans can afford. About 1000 Items covered by the offer normally would require United States export licenses before they could be sold to the Russians. Mueller said these goods, in this case, can be sold without license if American manufacturers and the Soviet government can make the necessary arrangements. When the United States sponsors an exhibit abroad, it borrows products from American industry and pays for shipping them to the site. Unless the goods are sold on the spot after a fair, the Government also pays for shipping them home. whose requests for reduced as-Many manufacturers are will- sessments were denied by the ing to sell such goods at the County Board of Equalization, cost price or a bit less. They Some of the homeowners heard figure their products are, in ef- yesterday contended that their feet, second hsnd after being new assessments exceeded the displayed or demonstrated at a fair market value of their prop-fair, jerty, if the basis of the assess-The Commerce Department iment is J3'4 per cent of market said it also has authorized die- posal of a heart-lung machine which takes over the function of the heart during a cardiac operation. This machine will not be sold, however. It will be donated to the Russians by the Malmo-nedes Hospital of Brooklyn, N.Y. BISHOP INVITES KHRUSHCHEYi TO EPISCOPAL SERVICES! Most of the appeal heard ye terday were from home owners e.A! FRAVTKrn A. ?'in th class, ,aT 1 ? 2!iRtrtn Mid. He added that (AP)-The Episcopal Bishop of all appellants will be notified in California today invited Soviet j writing of the commission's find-Premier Khrushchev to attend ' to1 ,l e conclusion of the hear- Sept 20. The Right Rev. James A, Pike cabled the Russisn premier that Theodore Brown, a layman and assistant director of the AFL-CIO civil rights department, would be the preacher. "Because both religion and labor are such important aspects of life in the United States," the bishop cabled, he thought Khrushchev would like to attend. INDIANA UNIVERSITY BUYS SHOWBOAT, THE MAJESTIC BLOOMINGTON, 1ND. (AP)-Indlana University has announced It hss bought the 36-year-old showboat Majestic from Capt Thomas Jefferson Reynolds, builder and owner, at Point Pleasant, W. Va. The showboat, last of Its kind plying the Ohio River, will remain in Point Pleasant over the winter and then will make Jef-fersonville, Ind., its home port. The purchase money, reportedly $30,000, came from profits of the Brown County Playhouse, a summer theater at Nashville, Ind., and a separate corporation of the university. COL T.E.BECKEMEIER HEADS 9640TH AIR RESERYE UNIT Lt. Col. Theodore E. Becke-ineier. Air Force Reserve, hss been named commander of the 9640th Air Reserve Squadron, succeeding Lt. Col. Kenneth Hymen, it was announced today. Col. Beckemelcr, an attorney. Is a former aide to Gen. Curtis Lemay. Col. Ilyman has been called to active duty for II months at the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The 940th Reserve Squadron has headquarters at the Air Reserve Center, Old Federal Building. CHURCHILL, EDEN TO ATTEND DINNER fOR EISENHOWER LONDON. Auu. 26 fAPl-Sir Anthony Eden and Sir Winston Churchill are expected to be among 30 or 40 guests at the dinner Prime Minister Mac-mlllan will give Monday night for President Eisenhower. Invitations have been extended to both former prime ministers who were wartime associates of the President. Park Opera 470 APPEAL COUNTY TAX ASSESSMENTS A total of 470 appeals from St. Louis county homeowners pro testing against new reel estate assessments will be heard by the State Tax Commission between now and October, James M. Robertson, chairman of the commis sion, said today. Twenty-four homeowners appeals were received by the commission yesterday in the first day of hearings for county residents. The hearings are being held in the courthouse at Clayton. The appeals were filed with the commission by property owners lvalue, as has been stated by the county assessor, Some of the complaints made were that assessments were excessive by only a few hundred dollars but, nevertheless, were higher than they should be, Robertson said. He added that most of the per sons appearing before the com-1 mission were "extremely tax conscious- Polio Epidemic la Montreal MONTREAL, Aug. 26 (AP) -Montreal'! Catholic schools Joined Newfoundland today in delaying the fall term openings because of a poliomyelitis epidemic. Classes are to begin Sept. 9 instesd of Sept. Protestant schools already were scheduled to open on the ninth. See fhoworld famous. Tommy, Bartlett's WATER SKI THRILL SHOW featuringworld water skiers and jumping boats 21 spectacular acts .all.FREE! FOREST PARK 2:30 P.M. LABOR DAY Presented by KMOX TWO FINANCIERS CHARGE Din STOCK SWINDLE NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPD-Financiers Alexander Guterma and Lowell M. Birrell - already under separate indictments for stock fraud-were linked In a new indictment yesterday charging a multi-million dollar swindle. A 15-count indictment handed up by a federal grand jury charged with them conspiring to defraud stockholders, filing false and misleading reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission and failing to Me reports -about alleged "inside dealings involving the United Dye and Chemical Corp., now Chem Oil Industries Inc.. which they each controlled at different times. Also named were five other persons including the president of Chem Oil. virgu uarui. rhm nil Industries issued statement defending Dardi and the oresent management. It said the allegations in the indictment "refer solely to events three to five years ago." "Those in control of the company at that time are no longer associated with it," the state-ment said. "In fact. V. D. Dardi. president of the company effected their removal from the company." Birrell, whom New York state Is trying to extradite from Brazil to face indictment for stock fraud, was charged with failing to file reports while he controlled the company. In 1955, the Government alleged, Birrell sold out to Gu-terma. with Dardi acting as Guterma's agent The company lost about $1,500,000 on this deal, according to the indictment Guterma and Dardi then conspired to keep the company's stock selling at unjustified levels by failing to file reports with the SEC, filing false reports and giving out fslse information about the company's financial situation, the Government charged. The indictment said Guterma also kept secret an arrangement to buy additional shares of stock when he worked out a merger between United Dye and the Handridge Oil Corp. in 1955. Guterma eventually dumped his United Dye stock far a $1.-000.000 profit the Government charged. Guterma, who already was under federal Indictment for milking companies he controlled of J2.000.000, is now in Florida. He and Birrell are scheduled to plead on the charges Sept. t. Guterma was named in 14 counts and Birrell in three. If convicted, Guterma could be sentenced to 70 years in jail and $140,000 in fines, and Birrell IS years and $30,000. Dardi was named tn all 15 counts. Others nsmed In the Indictment were Robert C. Leonhardt former head of a Wall Street brokerage firm; Pierre A. Duval of New York, publisher of investment Information brochures; Harry W. Bank, also of New York, and attorney Louis Levin of Quebec, Canada. Publisher J. G. Stoll Diet, LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 2S (AP) John G. Stoll, editor and publisher of the Lexington Leader and president of the Lexington Herald-Leader Co., died today after a long illness. He was 80 years old. "champion ' n ! ! '. . Lf '" r.-. '-, - " -- ' i f r ' - - - - . r" -wt , - . , - --- 1 . ' THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS end EIADS i INDIAN PRINCE'S SECRET MARRIAGE IS REVEALED LONDON, Aug. 26 (AP)-The secret leaked out today of the three-year-old marriage of the Maharajah of Cooch Behar, one of India's wealthiest princes. The bride was Gina Egan, a 29-year-old London model. The Maharajah is 44. After the civil ceremony n September 1956, the Maharajah went back to his bachelor apartment. His wife continued to live with her mother, five minutes walk away. The couple has lived apart ever since. A week after the marriage, the Maharajah went to Rome alone, where he frequently was seen with actress-playgirl Linda Christian. "I think I am the only person In the world they told," said Glna's mother, Mrs. Arthur Egan, who finally revealed the secret. She would not say why her daughter kept the marriage a secret. Both had been married before, The Maharajah's first wife was Hollywood actress Nancy Valen tine. That marriage, also kept , iecret for t ong time, was in- nulled in 1952. Miss Egan's first marriage was dissolved in 1955 after five years. RESOLUTION AIMED AT SETTLING SITE OF '64 WORLD FAIR WASHINGTON. Aug. 26 UP) A resolution aimed at deter, mining which American city if any has a World's Fair In 14 has been approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. New York, Washington and Los Angeles are dickering for a fair. The resolution, approved yej. terday, suggests that the Administration decide soon whether to ask the Bureau of International Expositions in Paris for permission to hold a World's Fair. If permission is sought and granted, the resolution continued, the President should appoint a committee to recommend a city. The resolution, sponsored by Senator J. William Fulbright (Dem ), Arkansas, chairman of the committee, now goes to the Senate. At his press conference yester-day. President Eisenhower declined to take any stand on which city should get the fair. CHICAGOlAMYLE KILLING LINKED TO FBI QUESTIONING CHICAGO, Aug. 26 (AP)-Ths gang style assassination of Frederick Evans, former financial adviser of the Al Capone gang, vai linked in newspaper reports today to questioning by FBI agents five weeks ago. Both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago American reported the questioning. The FBI said it hsd no comment Evans, 60 years old,'vice president of six laundry services, mis shot down Saturday in a West Side parking lot adjacent to hn office. Two gunmen who waited for hours raced into the lot as Evans emerged from his office. They forced him against a wall, took an envelope from his pocket and shot him in the head a'hd neck. The American's account said the FBI tried to find out if Evsns had any of a number of hoodlums on his payroll and if any had tried to puh him around. The Tribune said It had learned that Evans was killed because he was "spilling the besns" about the crime syndicste. DIAL 1120

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