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1 ffto Daily Regiater-Mail, Galcsburg, 111. Friday, October 23,, 1953 Chest Drive Poshes Forward; Final Tally Due Next Tuesday Gslesbtifg Community Chest hit the «3 p%i cent mark at the second of three report meeting* Thursday night at Hotel Custer. Pledges totaled $47,368. Goal is $75,513 for 11 Red feather agencies. Still aaeded is $28,144: final reports will be made at what Chest leaders hope will be a vktot* dinner next Tuesday night at the hotel. Over its quota at the first report meeting, the industrial division |pushed its pledges further Thurs Envoy Confers PW Deadlock PANMUNJOM, Korea (UP) George V. Allen, U.S. Ambassador to India, met secretly today with the Indian chairman of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission, apparently in an attempt to break the deadlock over "brainwashing" interviews. Allen talked with Lt. Gen. K.S. Thimayya for one and one-half hours, but neither would comment on their meeting. Allen also met in Seoul with South Korean President Syngman Rhee, whose government has threatened to renew the Korean war if the coming Korean peace conference fails to unify the nation. Competent observers felt sure Allen discussed the critical North Korean prisoner of war question with both Thimayya and Rhee. Communist members of the five- nation commission have insisted the 7,800 North Korean anti-Communists be forced to listen to the "explanations" of the Communists. Earlier today, Thimayya met with the five-nation commission in an unsuccessful attempt to reach agreement over the interviews. Bay night to $19,984, which is 107 per tent of its goal. Next best report was from the national firms division headed by Milo Johnson with 74 per cent of the quota. Pledges Tabulated Chest divisions, their pledges and goals are listed below Division Classified, Industrial Spec. Gifts Nat'l Firms Railroads Residential Women's Org. Goal $18,562 18,610 25,313 5,747 2,542 4,351 (none) Pledged $ 6,143 19,984 13,914 4,224 779 1,974 348 The Weather The railroad division under the joint chairmanship of Forrest Carlson, T. W. Stiarwalt and George Cridland indicated that only a part of the solicitation' is completed. Workers said they found greater interest displayed among railroad men than in previous years. Earlier, the Santa Fe Railway contributed $300 from system headquarters. Receptions Improved Wallace A. Nelson, Chest presi dent, said most workers have met with increased friendliness and understanding this year on the part of their prospects. This he interpreted as a favorable omen for campaign success. "We all want a winning campaign," said Dr. A. C. Walton, cochairman of the drive. "We can have one if everyone puts his shoulder to the wheel and goes all out to clean up his remaining contributions." Many solicitors have not yet made a report, he said. Red Feather agencies which depend on the Community Chest are Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Carver Community Center, Free Kindergarten, Day Nursery, Y.M.C.A Youth Center, U.S.O., Salvation Army, Visiting Nurse "Association and Social Service Exchange. ILLINOIS: Partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Saturday mostly fair north and central, rather cloudy extreme south, cooler south and east. Low tonight 4045 north, 45-80 south. High Saturday 60-66. IOWA: Mostly fair and cooler tonight with scattered frost west and central portions. Saturday fair, warmer northwest Jn afternoon. Low tonight 30-36 west and 36-42 east. High Satur- | '/~ t | d "&&AGO AND VICINITY: Partly bWCdCS LlOim cloudy and cooler this afternoon and tonight. Saturday fair and cool. High today upper 60s. Low tonight' 44. High Saturday 82. Low Saturday night 38 Westerly winds 15 mph. today becoming north to northwest late tonight and Saturday. Outlook for Sunday: fair. „ , GALESBUHG AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Saturday mostly fair and cool. Low tonight 42. High Saturday 61. Low Saturday night 35. IUlnoli 5-Day Extended Forecast Temperatures wlU average near normal; normal maximum 61 north to 69 south, normal minimum 40 north to 44 south. Cooler Saturday with no important change thereafter. Precipitation will average Jess than .10 of an inch, with chance of showers Tuesday or Wednesday. LOCAL WEATHER Noon reading, 57; morning's low, 45. Clear, wind northwesterly, trace of rain Thursday night. (Thursday's maximum, 81; minimum, 56.) Sun rose today a] 6:20 a. m., 6ets at 5:08 p. m.; moon rises at 5:35 p. m. Morning stars, Jupiter, Venus and Mars; evening stars, Saturn and Mercury. Israeli Shot Plane Down RIVER STAGES Dubuque—7.4 rise 0.1. Davenport—3.9 0.0. Burlington—7.3 0.0. Keokuk—2.3 fall 0.2. LaSalle—10.7 0.0. Peoria—11.8 0.0. Havana—5.7 rise 0.1. Beardstown—9.9 rise 0.1. Grafton—15.1 rise 0.3. St. Louis—minus 0.4 0.0. St. Charles—10.2 0.0. Parents Lack Word About Son Missing Since July 14 Since Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Heflin of Victoria were notified by the government that their son, Cpl. Robert Heflin, 21, was missing in action since July 14, they have failed to receive additional word concerning him. Over three months have now elapsed. Since that time fighting has ended and prisoners have been exchanged without a single report on the youth being received. He had been in the Army almost exactly a year prior to his being reported missing. In the meantime his brother, James, has entered the Army and is at present receiving basic training. His address is Pvt. James E. Heflin, US 55436119, Battery D, 253rd Armored Field Artillery Bn., 6th Armored Div., Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. BEIRUT, Lebanon (UP) — The Swedish consul charged today that Israeli planes had shot down a Swedish plane but Israeli authorities said they had helped the plane, not attacked it. Swedish Consul Jean Fattal said Israeli planes downed the plane in flames near Mt. Hermon, in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel frontier area (Ti • c , Thursday and that at least twojBatemail SCllOOl Swedes were in it. Fox Describes International Rotary Meet Howard Fox, who together with Mrs. Fox represented the Galesburg Rotary Club at the International Rotary convention in Paris last May, reported to the club Thursday of his trip. He was introduced by William Foley, program chairman. Mr. and Mrs. fox took their automobile With them and following the convention they toured the principal countries of Europe. Before his talk he explained several Rotary flags and emblems which he had received from different countries and which he had on display. He said that approximately 10,000 Rotarians were registered from 76 different countries. Over 5,000 clubs were represented. From Germany, where Hitler had disbanded Rotary, were 296 delegates. The convention was efficiently handled by the city of Paris, he said. The majority of the speeches were in English but for those that were not there were ear phones and interpreters as employed at the meetings of the United Nations. The Rotary Anns and children of the delegates were well provided for—tours for the children and style , shows for the Rotary Anns, the speaker related. The Foxes did not go to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth of England but started their automobile tour immediately following the convention. They first crossed over to Spain and the natives and farmers they saw there were the! poorest of any people thus far seen, Mr. Fox said. After five days in Madrid and some other points of interest in Spain they went into Africa. Returning to Spain they con-, tinued their European tour, see-; ing the highlights of Italy and' Austria. Then, leaving their car, they made a trip into the Russian zone, which Fox said gave them a peculiar and uneasy feeling. The eastern zone they saw contained only about one-fourth the population of the western zone and they could not learn definitely what had happened to all the people: They were disappointed with Vienna which has been the seat of music. They found the buildings were neglected and little new construction going on there. The western part of Germany was a different story and that part of the country is making strides toward recovery. After a visit to Switzerland they visited Holland and England. Mr. Fox said that insurance rates on cars are about the same as here, gasoline prices are much higher, there are both good and bad roads and the driver must be constantly on the lookout for bicyclists. He advised anyone making such a trip to take their own powdered coffee with them because the coffee most places serve is "unmentionable." Maps Outlook For Marketing Beef and Hogs (Additional farm flewt on pages 15-16) . The hog market has reached a levelling off period, according to a comment by Dick Herm, buyer at the Peoria Union Stock Yards, in a livestock forecast for the week ahead. Herm said prices are expected to remain fully steady In the new week. However, the sharp break in the weather is figured to make receipts burdensome for a day or more. Growers were strongly encouraged to top out feedlots for hogs weighing 200 pounds or heavier, realizing that the trend Is for penalizing heavier hogs in the near future. Advises Cattle Feeders In commenting on the beef market, Herm noted that strictly choice and prime cattle remain in strong hands, while plainer quality cattle and short-fed cattle are expected to remain depressed. Cattle with adequate quality should be finished for their grade, he advised. Plain quality cattle should be roughed through the winter and short-fed 60 to 120 days for next spring's market. Now that the fat range lambs are practically in, the lamb market has stabilized and prices are expected to remain in a steady to strong position, according to Herm. Lambs rhould be made fat before marketing. Corn feeding is almost mandatory to accomplish this project, he added. Check Artist Writes Again A much sought bad-check artist reappeared in Galesburg recently, leaving $65 in bad paper with a local shop in return for $50 in cash and a $15 dress "for his wife:" The check was endorsed by L S. Johnson, who authorities believe to be the LeRoy Johnson who earlier duped a Galesburg bank of $150 by opening an account with a bad check. Johnson is described as age 40. height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 130 pounds, blue 1 eyes, brown hair 1 and ruddy com•..] piexion. He Missouri Gas Chamber Has Room for Two KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UP) - Carl Austin Hall and Bonnie Heady could die together in Missouri's gas chamber. There is room for two. The confessed kidnap-slayers of six-year old Bobby Greenlease, who demanded and got a record $600,000 ransom, were in custody here, awaiting formal grand jury indictment for violation of the Lindbergh kidnap law. After the indictment is returned they will go on trial. A death sentence would result in their transfer to the state penitentiary at Jefferson City for execution "in the manner . . prescribed by the laws of the place within which a sentence is im posed." The federal government uses local facilities for its executions under provisions of the U.S. Code, title 18, section 3566. The potassium cyanide pellets of the gas chamber are swift. Death comes in two to three minutes, though it requires about 45 minutes before two physicians make the official death pronouncement. Hall and his accomplice may be seated side by side. The pellets play no favorites when they tumble into the four-gallon iron vat of sulphuric acid. Is Octagon-Shaped The gas chamber within the death house is octagon-shaped, with lower walls of metal and upper walls of glass. The glass shield is for the 12 official witnesses, two ministers, up to five relatives or. friends, the physicians, prison officials and others. Usually about 50 persons witness an execution. Hall's clothing would consist of a pair of black shorts and a black mask. Thomas E. Whitecotton, director of the Missouri Department! Judge Finds Tlu Toddies Spell Trouble AECCalk for New Bids at Spoon River Self-prescribed whisky for a self-diagnosed influenza case ended in Knox County Court today with the patient classified as an inebriate. Despite the ill ness plea, Judge Gale Mathers ordered revocation of probation received in a vagrancy conviction of Arnold Kelley, 28, of 77 E. North St. Coudsel for Kelley obtained a hearing in court this morning, lasting more than a hour with a parade of several witnesses. At the conclusion, the judge decided that the defense had failed to show cause why probation should not be revoked. He took the matter of a sentence under advisement. Kelley was arrested on charges of intoxication and beating his wife Tuesday at 12:54 a.m. at the Santa Fe Depot. Assistant State's Attorney Dale F. Ruedig Jr. in court today maintained that intoxication is a violation of the state criminal code and as such is a violation of probation. Bought 3 Pints The defendant took the stand this morning and stated that he and his wife both had the flu last weekend. They bought a pint of whisky Friday and again Saturday and Monday, he stated, to drink as remedies for their ailments. Testifying for the prosecutioh were three Galesburg police officers, John Watkins, W. V. McElwain and James Foster. They related how police were called to the Kelley residence Saturday evening to quiet the couple and again The Atomic Energy Commissi6n will issue next week plans and specifications for conversion of a toddies | forme r warehouse into a tempo- Five men have been* arrested in 'rary field office for its new Spoon • connection with burglaries at 73 Arrest 5 in Burglaries of 73 Post Offices River Plant in Fulton County Bids are scheduled to be opened at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at a location yet to be determined The remodelled structure will serve to concentrate in one location on the plant site the various administrative functions of the AEC Spoon River field office, of the architect-engineer for design of the plant, and of the staff of the industrial contractor that, will operate the plant upon its completion. AEC Field Manager William A. Curtis and his staff aro presently occupying offices in an old farmhouse on the plant site. Personnel of Fluor Corporation, Ltd., architect-engineer, have office space in the adjacent village of Ipava; and Thompson Products, Inc., with which a contract for operations is being negotiated, has not yet established offices in the area. The warehouse is one of two similar buildings, measuring approximately 53 x , 402 feet, which remain from the plant site's original use as Camp Ellis. Conversion will include installation of temporary wood and gypsum board partitions, insulation o£ the roof, and provision of heating, lighting, w.ter and sewage facilities. Completion is scheduled for two months after start of conversion. Cost is expected to range from $50,000 to $100,000, Illinois post offices in the past 18 months. The men under arrest are believed to have been Involved in burglaries at Joy, Little York and Raritan, according to the Associated Press. In custody are Albert R. Mattchen, charged with the Joy break- in Nov. 30, 1952; Leonard Hibbs, 47; Harry Cannelly, 53, and Thomas Maples, 37, all of Quincy; and Frank Isaacs, 44, of Kinkaid. The latter four arc charged with burglarizing the Clayton Post Office Dec. 30, 1952. The information on the men came from Chief Deputy Sheriff C. W. Peebles of Macon County. Postal inspectors have declined information on the arrests or amounts involved. Mattchen was to be arraigned today at Springfield, according to Deputy Peebles. The other four men have waived preliminary hearing and are out on bond, he said. of Correction, said he had not de-iTuesday afternoon at the depot to In Tel Aviv, however, Israeli officials said ,the plane landed erroneously at Eilat, in Israel near the Jordan town of Akaba, on Tuesday. They said it was a two- engined plane en route from Cairo to Akaba. The pilot was permitted to fly on to Akaba, officials said, and he took off from there on Wednesday for Damascus, the Syrian capital. 'We saved the plane at Eilat and helped it continue its way into Arab territory," an official said. "The fact that the plane was found more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) within Syrian territory as reported shows by whom it could have been downed if it was downed," an official said 1,000 Creosoted Posts Burn at Farmington The Farmington fire department was called to the Trivoli Farmers Cooperative Elevator Wednesday afternoon where 1,000 creosoted posts were destroyed by fire. The posts caught fire from burning corn husks, according to firemen. The department stood by to protect nearby homes but was powerless to save the posts. The damage was not estimated early Thursday, but was said to be covered by insurance. Another call to the department about 8 o'clock Wednesday night was to Middlegrove where fire de Christmas Seals Sale Starts Nov. 16 Mrs. R. A. Cheesman, executive secretary, has announced the opening of the annual Christmas Seals sale as set for Nov. 16. A new feature this year is the inclusion of three sheets of seals in each envelope for the price of $3 rather than the two sheets previously included. This provision is made because of the increased cost of operation which has advanced on account of additional work of the association, it was indicated. Birth Records Born At Cottage Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods of 66 Selden St., a son, Thursday at 12:16 p.m. Born At St. Mary's Hospital to: Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Berg of 1225 W. Losey St., a son, Thursday at 2:37 p.m. Carnival Attracts Crowd Thursday Fun was the keynote Thursday evening at Bateman School where the annual Parent-Teacher Association carnival was attended by a crowd and started off with a supper in the auditorium, then continued to carnival booths and entertainment over the school. Mrs. Elbert O. Hicks, ways and means chairman, was assisted by Mrs.' George W. Hinrichs Jr. in directing the event. Mrs. Arthur Leasure and Mrs. Fred Apsey were in charge of tickets, Mrs Forrest Olson and Mrs. Glenn Boyer of purchasing, and Mrs. Frederick Bohl and Mrs. James Carley of properties. On the food cemmittee were Mrs. Hinrichs Jr., Mrs. Howard Palmgren, Mrs. M. W. Buckner, Mrs. R. F. Weber and Mrs. D. F. Merrill. Room mothers planned the vari ous shows. Mrs. Robert Johnson was in charge of the fish pond which delighted the younger children, Mrs. Glenn Sloan of the realistic ghosts in the spook room, Mrs. Leo Stein of movies, Mrs. Homer Hauswald of the make-up room and toy shop, Mrs. W. O. Epperson, the game room, Mrs. George Nelson, cakewalk, and Mrs. Harold Bourdon of the rides. Since a carnival always needs a fortune teller, Mrs. William Henning took charge last evening. The popcorn machine was handled by Mrs. Charles Morton, candy by Mrs. Daniel Roberts, check room and comics by Mrs. Glenn Boothe, pop by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Cannon and Dr. and Mrs. Charles Paisley. Sixth grade girls were waitresses for the supper. is wanted in Gales- I burg on a for- j gery warrant. Police Chief | George Fuller warned Galesburg \ merchants to be on the lookout for Johnson who Johnson may again visit here. There was more than a week between the time he duped the bank and his last visit Saturday afternoon when he victimized a shopkeeper, Johnson also is wanted in Iowa City, Muscatine, Monmouth and Rock Island. He has been identified by a photo as the man who wrote the check in the Galesburg store last week. The check bore the signature, "Carl Petterson," and was made cided how he would garb Mrs. Hall, since a woman has never been executed in the Jefferson City gas chamber, "I would suppose she would wear something like a two-piece bathing suit," he said, "and, of course, a black mask." The deadly gas permeates clothing, and that is why the prison dresses the prisoner in so little of it. Adopt System Missouri's General Assembly adopted a central execution system in 1937 to escape the "Roman holiday" executions by the rope in various counties. Gov. Phil M. Donnelly, in 1937 a state senator, proposed that gas be employed rather than electrocution. He said gas was considered a more humane method. Since 1938, 30 men have died in the chamber. Two Negroes died in 1938 in the only double execution so far. If Hall and Mrs. Heady die in Missouri, the exit of the man who wanted only easy money and the woman who "would rather be dead than poor" will be made in drab baskets. If nobody claims the body of an executed prisoner at Jefferson City it is shipped to St. Louis for use by medical students. arrest Kelley for intoxication. Employer Testifies Also testifying was Kelley's employer, Robert Blanchard, Galesburg contractor, who declared that Kelley is a good workman, welcome to work for Him at any time. Also in County Court today, Edward L. Boettcher, 42, of Galesburg, was sentenced to nine months at Illinois Penal Farm in Vandalia for violation of probation.! He was convicted Aug. 23 of drunk driving. He was fined $125, placed on probation for one year and his license was revoked for 90 days. He was arrested Thursday at 11:11 p.m. for intoxication L. S. Johnson. Savings Bond Purchases In Knox County Show Increase for September Residents of Knox County purchased a total of $77,486 in Series E. and H United States Savings Bonds in the month of September 1953, according to figures received out on the Bank of Galesburg toj/rom the Treasury Department by " " " " J. A. Roman of Galesburg, volunteer savings bond chairman in the county. This represents 60.4 per cent of the county's 1953 quota. Arnold J. Rauen, state director of the savings bonds division of the Treasury Department announced that sales of Series E and H Bonds in Illinois totaled $31,767,299 in the month of September. This is a 29 per cent increase over sales in September of last year. As of Sept. 30, 77.9 per cent of the state's annual quota for the calendar year had been reached. Backs Into Collision, Fined for No License Richard L. Smith, 16, of 748 Monmouth Blvd., paid a fine in police court for driving without a license. He was ticketed Thursday at 4:30 p.m. when he backed his car from a driveway at his home and collided with an auto driven east on Monmouth boulevard by Arthur L. LaFollette, 42. No in juries w^re reported in the mishap. Fine and costs of $9 were levied against Smith on a complaint signed by State Patrolman James Wynkoop. Also in police court, Oria E Wright Jr., 21, of 1518 Grand Ave., received a continuance to Monday in a speeding charge against him. He was ticketed at 1 a.m. today at Grand avenue and Brooks street. Police report receiving a complaint about his driving two hours earlier. Ambulance Calls Sniwiil liwl. I Axel Ehn from 530 Phillips'St. Special inuuceitient .' to the Cottage Hospital. FORT WORTH, Tex. (.UP)- A, J. E. Marrett from 241 S. Acad- jalopy rattling down a busy street emy St. to St. Mary's Hospital. A second daughter, Jill Winfield, nere Thursday _had this sign: Mrs. Gertrude Leonard from 159 was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack chalke(i on it: " For sale . reason-jW. Main St. to St. Mary's Hospi, Fla., Oct. 7. Her, ab . Je - wiU S ift wrap." Ual. West of Sarasota, grandparents are Mrs. H. W. West; of 412 Locust St., and Mrs. R. A. Tropp, 1429 Lombard St. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hook of Hermon are the parents of a boy born at 9:19 a.m. today. A girl was born at 11:45 a.m. Two Galesburg Men Represent Fraternities For W.S.C. Crown Among the candidates for Homecoming King at Western Illinois State College at Macomb were Richard Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Carlson, 723 Pine St., and Stanley Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Olson, 2120 E. Main St. Carlson, a senior, was chosen by the Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternity as its candidate. He is secretary of the fraternity, has been class representative on the Stud en t Council for two years, Is active in Varsity Club and is a letterman in sports. Olson, a junior, was Phi Sigma Epsilon's candidate. He has been a letterman in football and is a member of the regu-| lar team again this year. He is a member of Varsity Club and also has been a member of the Hillcrest Four Quartet for two years. Other candidates included Lou Cary from Macomb and John Dean from Rushville. Lou Cary was elected king. Cy'd Lites Poles, Czechs, walk out of POW meeting at Panmunjom ." . . To put it briefly, "Poles-Czech-Out." Winthrop Rockefeller, who is reported ready to make the biggest divorce settlement in history, went to work building a pipeline . . . If he makes that five and one- half million dollar alimony settlement, he may even have to put in a little overtime. Congressional farm lawmakers accuse Alan Kline, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, of being out of step with the farmers of America . . . This could be serious, no one has to watch his step closer than a farmer. Treubleshooter heads for Far East to try to save Korean political conference in face of Red stalling . . . There hasn't been any great change in our relationships with the Communists in the last year, we've merely gone from Stalin to stalling. There is some doubt as to whether the Chinese Communists will enter the political conference scheduled for next Wednesday . And again we wind up with that same old "Bull in the China Shop." Stratton Backs Racing Board On Probe Plan SPRINGFIELD (UP)-Gov. Wi!- liam G. Stratton has endorsed plans> of the Illinois Harness Racing Commission to discuss whether to investigate possible tie-ups between Chicago and New York tracks. Paul S. Dougherty, commissioner from La Grange, has called for an "investigation into a "criminal alliance" between harness race tracks in the two states. Commission Chairman Eugene J. Hayes has said he will call the three-man board into session to talk over Dougherty's request. Meeting Expected Stratton told a news conference Thursday he feels the commission should "discuss the problems that have been raised" by Dougherty and "if anything needs investigation, let's do it." "1 expect they will be meeting very shortly," he said. "If they don't, I'll have to ask them why not." Stratton said ho had not decided yet whether he would accept the resignation tendered by Hayes earlier this week. He said he wanted to discuss it with Hayes and his action depended on "how serious" Hayes was about quitting. Of course, if he really wants to resign I'll accept it," Stratton said. Because of a shortage of water, swimming coach has to work his team out on dry land . . . Not a bad idea. A lot of people have started to crawl there. Drivers Advised to Dim Lights in Gty Police Chief George Fuller today advised motorists to dim their auto lights while driving within the city limits. He stated that com' plaints have been received recently about cars with bright lights, one of which reportedly narrowly missed a bicyclist who was tern porarily blinded by the glare Bright car lights also are a hazard for pedestrians and other cars. One Galesburg resident today requested that motorists be warned against driving through piles of leaves heaped high in the street during the autumn raking season. A serious tragedy may result since children often play or hide in leaf piles, the resident pointed out. stroyed an automobile bearing a today to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grider Pennsylvania license. 1536 W. Losey St. Buildings 20 Miles Away Are Rocked as Ammunition Truck Blows Up on Highway LATE SHOW SATURDAY DRIVE-IN THEATRE Come a* late «s 9:20. See 2 top attractions for price of onel "SAN ANT0NE" - at 7 ;00 and 9:20 "SOUTH SEA WOMAN"-a! 11 :00 BOX OFFICE OPEN UNTIL 11:15. AXTELL, Neb. (UP)—An ammunition truck blew up near here today with a shattering explosion that rocked buildings 20 miles away. The semi-trailer truck, believed to be carrying bombs, "just disappeared" in the blast, crater 15 feet deep and in diameter was left in U.S was touched off by a tire which went flat and caught fire He said there were two small explosions about half an hour after the fire was noted, then a large one which disintegrated the truck and aland its cargo. 50 feet! Officials from the nearby Hast High-lings ammunition depot said the way 6 about four miles east ofjexplosion had "all the characteristics" of bombs. here A relief driver, Ralph Archer, Denver, on the truck, owned by Watson Bros. Transportation Co., Omaha, was reported to have inhaled smoke and fumes from a fire preceding the blast. He was hospitalized at Minden, but was believed in good condition. No one else was reported injured. State Safety Patrolman I. J. Shorney, Hastings, said the blast Shorney said the "third explosion came seconds after the second one, and all of a sudden the truck was gone." Find Tire and Axle He said all that could be found of the trailer was a tire and part of an axle in the crater Truck driver Kenneth Voorhies, Denver, noticed the tire burning, and unhooked the cab from the to trailer. He said he drove on Minden and reported the fire. The Minden fire department rushed to the scene and was working to get the tire extinguished when "they noticed one of the bombs was changing color," Shorney said The fire fighters withdrew, and just let it blow, Police said there was no trace of shrapnel, and the charges all "seemed to have gone off together." The blast was directed to the south, and left a scorched area several hundred yards square. [The blast ripped up a rail on the JBurlington Railroad's main line, which parallels the highway. Rail traffic was expected to resume about 4 p.m. today. , Wife Loves Other; Mate Seeks Divorce Robert E. Cozad of Abingdon recently filed suit' for divorce in Knox County Circuit Court, citing adultery grounds against his wife, Mrs. Roberta M. Cozad. His petition stated that she had confessed her love for another man and wanted to leave her husband and their child. Cozad asks for custody of the child who is now with him. The petition states that Mr. and Mrs Cozad were married Feb. 11, 1950 and that he left her Sept. 22, 1953, after she told him of the other man. Judge Burton A. Roeth waived the 60-day divorce waiting period to permit Cozad to immediately file suit for divorce. Jailed on Peace Bond Willie Gibbs, 35, of 791 Abingdon St., was in Knox County Jail today for failure to post a $500 peace bond for a 6-month period as ordered by Justice James W. Morrissey. Gibbs was arrested shortly before noon today by Deputy Sheriffs Edwin Watkins and Oria Wiles on a complaint by his wife, Mrs. Irene Gibbs. in was Temperature Mark at Noon Shows Decline A reading of 57 degrees temperature at noon today exactly 22 points under the more comfortable mark of 79 registered Thursday noon. Thursday the mercury reached a maximum of 81 degrees in mid-afternoon The noon mark today of 57 was only one degree higher than Thursday's lowest temperature. Today's minimum, 45 degrees, was the lowest in a period' of nine days. The change in temperatures brought a close to a period of eight successive days in which the official thermometer recorded between 81 and 86 degrees each afternoon. Knox County Rural Youth Enters Team in Square Dance Festival The Knox County Rural Youth organization will be represented by a team in the International Square Dance Festival at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago Saturday. George Hamilton, assistant youth adviser of the county, reported that the Knox County team will be among a hundred sets of square dancers from throughout the state to appear in the Illinois demonstration of the art. Members of the Knox team are all from the Cameron area, with four of the dancers being brothers and sisters. The family act on the team consists of Jolyne, Rozella, Jack and Joe Hennerrfent. The other team members are Francis Ludington, Freddie Jphnson, Bev» erly Myers and Nancy Johnson. Lowell Lydic, also of the Cameron area, serves as coach and call- • er for the team. The Knox County group also Is scheduled to appear in the Henry County Rural Youth Square Dance Festival Nov. 5 in Cambridge. EARL KNOXVILLE STARTS SUNDAY AT 3 :45 P. M. Uk« A Trip Te Th» South S«»* On Th« PANOBAMIC SCREEN TECHNICOLOR Announcement! I have met hundreds of folks while telling cabinets, plumbing, etc, at Wards. Now I have MY OWN CABINET SHOP at 68 Boones Ave., !£ block south of O. T. 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