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MOBERLY MONITOR-INDEX AND MOBERLY EVENING DEMOCRAT VOL rULJ. LXASXD W1RB 8EKV1OB MOBERLY, MISSOURI SAT., MAY 29, 1954 UOBKBLl MOMITOB, «STABUSKKD 18«B NO. 280 Six Lost as Tornado Upsets Ozarks Boat Four Known Dead, Two Missing After Storm Flips Over Excursion Cruiser; Six Other Passengers and the Pilot Are Rescued BAGNELL, Mo. UP) -- A tornado upset an excursion boat on the Lake of the Ozarks yesterday. At least four persons and probably six were drowned. Six passengers and the pilot were rescued. Two of the passengers said the pilot saved their lives. Owners of the captized craft said it was routine to send another boat to check on its excursions when a storm blew up, and that precaution put- a rescue boat alongside the stricken craft quickly. The known dead: Mrs. Letha Rockwell, 50, and a daughter, Rosalyne Ruth Rockwell, 16, of Belle Plaine, Iowa. Mrs. Richard Lamberty and a son, Warren, 2, of Fremont, Neb. The Two Missing Missing were Duaine Hodges, 19, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Patricia Gump, 16, of Tunis, Mo. A relative said he saw them get on the excursion boat but it was not certain they were aboard. The bodies of Mrs. Rockwell, her daughter and Warren Lamberty .' 452 Enroll Here For Instruction In Water Safety Swimming Classes to Start Wednesday at Rothwell Lake Four hundred fifty-two Ran dolph County youths are enrolled for the Red Cross water safety program which will begin nexl Wednesday at Rothwell Park lake The class has been divided into two sections for 10-lesson sessions starting Wednesday and June 28 Recreation Coordinator Roy Buntin announced. Plans for the fourth annual water safety program have attracted more interest than ever before. Fewer than 200 completed instruction last summer. More than' 200 have been assigned to classes in the first session this year. · Part of Community Program Swimming instruction under Red Cross sponsorship is one of the features of the community recreation program. Playground activity ·will begin June 7 and Midget Baseball league play will start June 14. Mrs. Norma Magruder, executive secretary of the Red Cross chapter, said 243 youths have been assigned to classes for the first session and 209 for the second session. Swim classes will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at the lake. Don Cosiet, head guard at the lake, will be in charge of instruction. 171 Are Beginners Thirty-eight intermediates, 16 swimmers, 18 junior life savers and 171 beginners will start instruction in the first group Wednesday. The opening se.ssion will run through June 23. Registrants were sent postal cards yesterday notifying them of class assignments. Assisting Cosiet in giving struction will be Bob Lang, Mrs. Lewis Patton and Mrs. W. R. La- Montaine. A fifth instructor, R~ob- erta Snidow, may join the teach- McCarthy Inquiry Like the Man Who Swallowed an Egg! GATLINBURG, Term. UPI--Judg Winfred B." Hale of Rogersville attending the Tennessee Bar Assn convention here, made this com ment yesterday on the McCarthy Army hearings: "They are'*just like a man .know in Hawkins County who swaj lowed an egg. He was afraid t move on in fear the egg migh break, and he was afraid to staa still in fear it might hatch." Huge Weather Balloon Falls Near Salisbury Truck Required to Haul Away Big Bag; Cattle Stampede SALISBURY -- One of the huge Darkness fell before Mrs. Lam berty's body could be found. Diving .equipment was assembled at the Loc-Wood Boat Rides, owners of the boat, but at rnid- morning officials of the firm said they had not been abl-e to obtain a diver. Plans are to search the spot about 2!'i miles above the dam where the boat was swamped in 35 feet of water. Rescued were Lamberty; Junior Graham, 18, of Brumley, Mo., the pilot; Darwin Rockwell, 48 husbanc of Mrs. Rockwell; E m m e 11 O'Leary, 41, and his wife, Ruth, 33, of Berkeley, Mo.; Lt. V. H. Allen, 22, and his wife, 19, of Lawton, Okla. Pilot Saved Lives Rockwell said the pilot, Graham, saved his life. Glenn Wood, part owner of the Loc-Wood Boat Rides to., operators of the craft, said iamberty also credited Graham (Continued on Page 4) Senior life saving and beginners classes for adults have not been organized in the first session. However, if interest warrants the formation of these classes they will be added for the second session. Youths and adults interested in enrolling for any phase of the instruction program may register for the second session at the Red Cross office, 112 North Fourth street. 45-Minute Periods Instruction will be offered in 45- m i n u t e periods. Pour periods are arranged for the first session. Theschedule: 8:30 o'clock -- intermediates, s w i m m e r ? and junior life savers. 9:25 o'clock -- beginners. 10:20 o'clock -- beginners. 11:15 o'clock -- beginners. Thailand Asks UN To Send Observers To Southeast Asia UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (/Pi- Thailand asked today that the U. N. Security Council meet and send observers to Southeast Asia because of the war in Indochina. French Smash Rebel Rinq at Encircled Post 5,000 Troops Drive Through; Besiegers Run for the Hills HANOI, Indochina W) -- Five :housand French troops smashed through to the relief of Yen Phu :oday and the rebel besiegers ran for the hills. The French command said the relief force, under heavy air cover and using tanks and armored units, hammered through with reinforcements and supplies for the tiny post 30 miles south of Hanoi. Under fire for 18 days, it had been manned by only one company of 160 men. The French described the relief operation "the biggest offensive move" they had made since Dien Bien Phu fell May 7. 12 Rebel Battalions The Vietminh were estimated to have 12 battalions in the Phu Ly sector, an anchor of. the Red River Delta defense line. The French Union troops number about a division. The fall of Yen Phu and Phu Ly would give the rebels good bases to step up attempts to destroy the highway arid paralleling railway between Hanoi and the seaport of Haiphong. Over these routes moves the bulk of American war equipment for French forces in the delta. the Air Force fell Thursday aft ernoon about 2 o'clock on the Reuben Hume farm, 10 miles southeast of Salisbury, and it took four men and a IVi-ton truck to haul away" the remains. The big plastic bag, believed to have been released in Minnesota draped itself around a tree on the Hume farm and created quite a stir. It frightened Hume's herd o: 'cattle and they stampeded until he and neighbors pulled the de flated balloon out of the tree limbs. Information found on the bag indicates it was released by Wingen Research, Inc., Fleming Field South St. Paul, to obtain high altitude weather information for the Air Force. The Air Force has announced that such tests are bein_ conducted with huge plastic bal- lons. Instruments mounted in a box and originally attached to the bal- oon dropped on the Almond Bentey farm, which adjoins the Hume lomestead. Instructions inside the 250-pound box said to complete an accompanying form and to return ;he box. A $25 reward is to be forthcoming. Information regarding the landing time and location was to be sent to Project Moby Dick CRHU, Air Force Cambridge Research Center, 230 Albany street, Cambridge, Mass. Big Pile of Plastic Large sections of the plastic bag, with strips of tape covering :he seams, were brought to Salisbury in a truck and left at Dora's Style Shop. Mrs. Dora L. Doerrie, the owner and a cousin of Hume's, said the six-foot high pile of -plastic had attracted a lot of attenion. Mrs. Doerrie has 50-foo strips of tape which had covered the seams. The seams are about a yard apart and one undamaged section is nearly 50 yards long. The instructions said the finder was privileged to keep the plastic, which has many uses. Mrs. Doerrie said Salisbury Scouts are making sleeping bags out of pieces she las been giving them. Many Salisbury residents just want a piece as a souvenir, she said. W. P. Rucker, Wabash engineer who lives at 105 South Williams street, was in Salisbury yesterday and brought a large piece of the plastic to Moberly. Research Chemist Dies WILMINGTON, Del. Off-- Dr. Charles M. A. Stine, internationally known for his research in organic chemistry, died last night after suffering a heart attack. The 71-year-old retired vice president of the Dupont Co., collapsed ! while visiting friends. GREETING A HEROINE-- Lt. Genevieve de Galard Terraube, French army nurse heroine of fallen Dien Bien Phu in Indochina, is greeted by Gen. Rene Cogny as she arrives at Luang Prabang enroute to Hanoi. The only woman in the beseiged fortress, she aided the wounded for 42 days until the garrison fell, and continued working with prisoners for 13 additional days after the Vietminh overran the area. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Paris) Heavier Holiday Traffic Brings A Warning Here 'Slow Down/ Patrol Urges; Two Accidents But No Injuries As traffic thickened with ap roach of the double holiday Me morial weekend, two minor acci ents in the Moberly area yester ay were investigated by the Mis ouri 'State Highway Patrol. No in uries and only minor damage; vere reported. The highway patrol pleads witl rivers to start earlier and not tc irive so fast. It -was reported tha ate yesterday afternoon and la? night the traffic was about twic as heavy as the normal flow an appeared to be faster. 'ollision at Renick In an accident at 3:40 o'cloc; esterday afternoon, a 1940 Inter latiorial tractor and semi-traile :riven by George Love, Auxvasse ind a 1950 Aldis-Chalmers farm ractor driven by Bert Shoaf. Route , Moberly, collided at Renick. Both vehicles were sputhbound Jioaf was attempting to turn, his tractor into a driveway at the time vhen the tractor-trailer driver 'anted to pass. Shoaf swervet ack when he saw the truck and esrly got out of the way. There vere no injuries and only minor amage to the two vehicles. Accident at Route M At 11:45 o'clock yesterday morn- ng, a 1953 Ford truck driven by "arold IVIowry, Marshall, and a 952 Cadillac sedan driven by Mel in Silver, St. Paul, Minn., collided t the junction of Highway 63 and ioute M, south of Moberly. Silver was turning north onto Jghway 63 from the road and flpwry was driving north on the ughway when the accident occur- ed. The right front end of the ruck collided with the left rear nd of the car. There were no in- uries and only minor damage. -With prayers for a peaceful fu- Weathei CENTRAL MISSOURI _ Gener- : tur e r"Am7rica" honors 1, _,, ally fair and mild this afternoon, .dead once again this weekend, tonight and Sunday. High this aft- 1 ~ eraoon and Sunday in the mid-70s. Low tonight near 50. Under Dreadful Shadows of Awesome Weapons Nation Honors Her Dead With Prayers for Peaceful Future By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of the annual vacation and travel. The traditional rites across the nation will occupy two days this year, with some on Sunday and MISSOURI--Partly cloudy south-1 others on Monday, because Mem- east this afternoon; otherwise generally fair through Sunday; cooler orial Day falls on Sunday. But they will be no less fervent, east and south central tonight; coming as they do at a time when litle change in temperature Sun- the hydrogen bomb and other aweday: iow tonight 45-50 northwest i some weaoons casl their nreari- to the 50s southeast; high Sunday ia 70s. Local Weather 8:30 this morning, 65. Minimum last night, 50. Rainfall, .28 inch. For 24-hour period before 6:30 last night: M a x i m u m , 80. M i n i m u m , i:! o:30 last night, 66. some weapons cast their dreadful shadows upon the earth. The services will take many forms, ranging from quiet prayers to God for national guidance to the strewing of flowers upon the seas which wash America's shores. Then, too, there will be parade and pageant. Starts Vacation Season For millions of Americans, the weekend also will signal the start season, the opening of resorts and the first taste of the many summertime diversions. With much of the nation enjoying a three-day holiday, the National Safety Council estimates more than 35 million automobiles will coll along the highways, if the weather is good. It also estimates the lives of 340 citizens will be snuffed out in the heavy travel. Millions of other persons will travel by train plane, bus and boat. Prayer for Lasting Peace President Eisenhower, acting in conformity with provisions of a congressional resolution approved in 1950, issued a proclamation designating Sunday as a day of prayer for lasting peace. The proclamation said: Memorial Service By VFW Scheduled Here; Parade Today VFW Post No. 2654 .and its Auxiliary will have, a brief memorial service at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow at TannehiU Park. Members of the Post and Auxiliary are to meet at 1 o'clock in the VFW Hall The Bazan-Bailey Post of the American Legion will as usual lay a wreath at the foot of the soldier's monument in Tannehill Park. A. parade was held at 1 o'clock this afternoon by the Army and Air ..Force recruiting office with Legion and VFW members from Moberly and surrounding areas participating. "We should keep faith with our heroic dead by humbly and devoutly supplicating almighty God for guidance in our efforts to achieve a peaceful world." It then designated the hour of 11 a.m. (local time) in each locality^ for people to "join in prayer tor God's help in reaching the coveted goal of amity among nations." Monday morning, at memorial exercises a t ' t h e Arlington National Cemetery, the President will lay a wreath at the toom of the Unknown Soldier. Following a tradition which ap-i Parently began spontaneously in'Kansas City Woman Killed the South following the Civil War,)- KANSAS CITY UP!-- One Kansas graves will be decorated in cem- Citian was killed and nine others Moberly Man Questioned in Safe Robbery Raymond G. Stutes, 41, Taken to Linn County. From Huntsville Jail Raymond George Stutes, 41, 1025 Franklin street, was released from the county jail at Huntsville yes- ;erday to Linn county authorities or questioning about a robbery, committed a week ago last night, at a garage in Browning. Slutss was arrested by the Moberly police here that Friday afternoon and posted a $15 bond which forfeited when he did not appear in poldce court Monday morn- ng to answer a charge of careless and reckless driving. Brandished Revolver Meanwhile, he was taken into custody Saturday night by Deputy Sheriff Joe Moore, after he had randished a .32-caliber revolver at the carnival grounds here. A elony charge relating to his dis- )lay of the weapon was .gainst him in magistrate court by Prosecuting Attorney John F. Carmody. Sheriff Clyde Finney of Linneus, ;ho was here yesterday seeking reformation about the robbery al irowning, said the gun may have leen taken from the Otto Johnson arage. A safe containing some $3,000 in hecks and $167 in cash was taken rom the garage and was found unday in a creek northwest of jnneus. Stutes yesterday made no statement about the robbery to Sheriff 'inney and state highway patrol fficers investigating the case. 'ruck Seen in Browning Patrol officers said in Brookfield ley have found two witnesses who ay they saw Stutes' 1949 Stude- aker pick-up truck in Browning bout the time of the robbery. The officers said Stutes had leaned his truck before they injected it but th'at they found par- cJes of fire clay, similar to that sed in the construction of the arage safe, in a crevice of the ruck. Stutes has a previous criminal ecord, officers said. Administration, McCarthy Clash in Head-On Conflict Constitutional Issue Spews Out Of Senate Probe 'Who Lied?' Hearings Are Overshadowed by New Roaring Battle WASHINGTON Ml A head-on constitutional conflict between Sen McCarthy (R-Wis) and the Eisen lower administration hung heavily today over the Senate inquiry into .he treatment of Army Pvt. G David Schine. The Senate's "who lied?" probe into the dispute between McCarthy and Army officials was temporar Uy submerged In a roaring battle aver the Wisconsin seriator's dec jaration that "no power on earth' will stop him from seeking infer mation from government employe about "corruption, graft or trea Extends His Familiar Cry McCarthy also extended hi: familiar cry of "20 years of trea son," in saying he would protec those who "gave us the evidence of treason that has been growing over the past 20 or 21 years." He aas been saying there were 20 years of treason under the Roose velt-Trunian administrations; an other year would carry over into ;he Eisenhower administration. McCarthy took this stand afte 5 a statement by Atty. Gen. Brown ell yesterday--issued from thi White House--that the executive aranch of the government ha "sole responsibility" for protect ing the nation's security. Brownell, with President Eisen lower's approval, gave this replj to McCarthy's, earlier call on th hvo million federal' workers in thi ienator secret information despiti presidential orders to the con .rary: "Defined by Constitution" "The obligations and duties o :he executive,' judicial, and legis ative branches of the governmen -.e defined by the Constitution . . "That (executive) responsibility can't be usurped by any individua who may seek to set himself above ;he laws of our l a n d ' o r to over- -ide 'orders of the President of the United States to federal employes of the executive branch of the ;overnment." The constitutional a r g u m e n 1 peedily found its way into the ienate Investigation subeommit- ee's televised hearings where it developed additional political over- jnes. 'ires in All Directions Firing in all directions,' McCarthy said: Eisenhower is "an extremely (Continued on Page 4) eteries across the country. injured in a two-car crash on U.S. At the same time there will be 71 near Grandview yesterday. numerous formal memorial services conducted in. the cemeteries. The dead was Mrs. Nora Nichols, 65 Six Are Killed In Three-Car Crash in Texas GONZALES, Tex. WI-- Six per- ons, including four Air Force nven, were killed in a three-car j collision near this south central Texas town yesterday. Two of the dead were Mr. and .Mrs. Billy Mike Willoughby of Walters, Okla.. Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, where they were stationed, identified one of the airmen as Wilbur D. Huitt, 20, Winona, Mo. Highway gatrolman M. R. Nugent said the dead'were in two cars which collided head-on. Moberly Club Backs Chrisman As District Governor of Lions The Moberly Lions Club this year has for the first time a candidate for governor of .Lions district 26c, which comprises 40 clubs in the state. He is Kenneth (Chris) Chrisman, Moberly dairyman. Election by this district and by other state districts will take place at the annual state Lions convention to be held in St. Louis June 6, 7 and 8. Chrisman is a charter member of the Moberly club, which was organized in 1948, and has served as its president and treasurer and continuously as a member of the board of directors. He is past chairman of Region four, Zone 1. In Many Lion Activities A graduate of Moberly Junior College, where he majored in busi- Continued on Page 4) Kenneth Chrisman Bus/ness Is Good on Fishing Licenses as Bass Season Opens Fishing license business at the Moberly _city clerk's office in the Municipal Audtorium and at the Moberly police station has been rushing yesterday and today because of the opening of the bass season. Bass season opened this mornin at Rothwell Park Lake and wi open tomorrow at Sugar Cree Lake. Many fishermen have bee purchasing licenses to be read for the opening day. The city clerk's office reporte that about 25 persons had bou£ licenses by 10:30 o'clock this mor ing and that several had purchase them yesterday. Many of the pe sons buying licensed at the polic department are from out of town police officers said this mornin They said about 10 had been ther to purchase licenses. Youth Drowns On Junior High School Picnic New Mexico Victim Is Son of Former Moberlyan Funeral services will be held in :he Mahan Chapel at 2 o'clock Honday afternoon for Robert Wayne Kimbrough, 14, son of a ormer Moberly woman. The youth drowned Thursday while on a jun or high school picnic in Albuquer que, N.M., where he lived with his mother, Mrs. R. 0. Ducke. Besides his mother he is sur ived by a grandmother, Mrs Rose Maguire and r an aunt, Mrs 'red Bryant, both of Moberly. The body wijl arrive on Wabash 'rain No. 10 tomorrow and wil be taken to the Mahan Funera arlors. The services will be con ducted by the Bev. Milton M Thome, pastor of West Park Meth dist Church, and "burial will be in Oakland cemetery. 25'Attend Final Child Nutrition Workshop About 25 women were presen esterday at the third and last meeting of the child nutrition work- hop at the Moberly* Municipal ".uditorium. Mrs. Frankie Botts, Randolph County health nurse, and Mrs luth Bos, Randolph County home gent, were speakers at the meet- Progress in a 'New America,' Lincoln Graduates Are Told Marilyn Joyce Nay, daughter of Mrs. Mildred Barnes, 519 West End place, was named last night as valedictorian of the graduating class at Lincoln High School. She received a $50 scholarship :rom the curators of Lincoln University at Jefferson City, a one- year magazine subscription and a scholarship medal from Lincoln school. Patricia Ruth Alderson. daughter of Mr. and Mrs Frank Alderson, 224 Bedford street, was named as salutatorian of the class. She received a scholarship medal.- Dorothy Tolson received a medal as "all-round senior girl." Shirley larter received a medal as the outstanding senior in music. )utstanding Senior Boy Foster Cravens, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Craven*, received the Lincoln University Alpha Phi Alpha award given annually to the outstanding boy in the senior class. He also received a medal for being the "all-round senior boy," and another for being the outstanding athlete in his class. The awards were presented by L. B. Svvisher, principal of the school. The top-ranking students in order were: M.arilyn Joyce Nay, Patricia Ruth Alderson, Shirley Carter, Patricia Lou Harris, Rosa Lee Davis, William Foster Cravens, Jr.; Herman Douglass, Sarah Agnes Griffin, Charles Norman Hicks, Lawrence Hughes, Thomas Jackson, Ida Mae Langhorn and Dorothy Tolson. Eighth-Grade Graduates Eighth-grade i students who received certificates of promotion Continued on Page 4) ' , Eden, Moloiov Agree on Plan in Indochina Snarl A New Three-Point Approach Reported At Geneva Conference GENEVA (S\ -- British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov were reported to have agreed today on a formula which they hoped would break the procedural, snarl on the Indochina peace talks. Diplomatic quarters said a new three-point approach called for direct talks between military representatives of Communist- led Vietminh and French Union forces. It dropped some of the controversial points contained in other proposals before the nine-party conference. Reported Proposals Under the reported Eden-Molo- ;ov plan, the military represent*- ives would be directed to study: 1) a cease-fire and (2) zones of assembly for the regrouping of ival forces. The third point of the plan was understood to deal simply with provisions for reporting back o the conference. The agreement was said to have een reached at a short meeting Between Molotov and Eden just efore the nine delegations went nto s c r e t session. Informed ources said the plan was taken ip by the conference immediately. Experts Cancel Meeting Earlier "in the day a scheduled meeting of Indochina experts was ancelted after the nine partici- ating delegations decided they lad run into problems which could Continued on Page 4) Christian Church vten to Send Ten Heifers to Europe Men of Christian Churches in Randolph County, holding t h e i r monthly supper-meeting last night Central Christian Church, made lans to assemble 10 heifers for he heifer project for needy Euro- ean farmers. The heifers will be eao)y for shipment within s i x months. Thirty-five men attended' t h e meeing and heard E. Guy Patton ell of tfie heifer project. Patton raveled to Germany last year ith a ship load of heifers for dis- ribution. The Rev. .1. W. Pearson of Mo- erly was last night's inspirational peaker, and L. R. Spangler, chairman of the Christian Church laymen's: league, was in charge. Wisdom Brothers Given Contract for rinity Remodeling IVisdom Brothers Construction ompany last night was awarded contract for the building -and emodeling project of Trinity Me- lodist Church when the church eld a business conference. The firm of Swanson, Terney nd Brey of Kansas City was amed architect. The project will begin Monday, une 14. NO PAPER MONDAY Observing Memorial Day, Uie Monitor-Index will not issue a paper Monday.

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