The Miami News from Miami, Florida on October 11, 1957 · 13
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The Miami News from Miami, Florida · 13

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TIIE WEATHER Fair and mild through tomorrow. High today 83 to SG; low tonight 70 to 74, Gentle to moderate north and northeast winds. Extremes Past 241 Houn: 86-73 Map, Table On Page 7-B. HI IMILY 1 Sputnik Spasms "It is a new experience for this country to be on the defensive in armed might." Ralph McGill, Page 12-A. Today's News Today 2ND YEAR, NO. 150 TELEPHONE FR 4-6211 MIAMI 30, FLORIDA FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 11, 1957 TIIE F1AAL EDITION FIVE CENTS s V ) ) f i h A J JOHN KIRBY Lad Eyet Engine MOTOR USED FOR SATELLITE Washington, Oct. 11 Young John Kirby, S, takes a close look at a model of the General Electric X-405 rocket engine. The contrivance will provide the thrust for the first stage of the three-stage earth satellite vehicle expected to be launched by the United States in Project Vanguard. AP Wire-photo. U.S. Gets 2d Glimpse Of Sputnik Atiwlatrd Prm Washington, Oct. 11 American sky watchers reported Sighting the Russian earth satellite again today as it made three early morning passes over the United States. The man-made moon, apparently undeterred by a shower of meteorite fragments, neared the end of its first week aloft still circling the earth once every 96.1 minutes. The Naval Research Laboratory here said Sputnik made three hich-speed passes over the United States this morning, and will return three times tonight. The New Haven, Conn., moon-watch team, which first spotted the satellite" yesterday, reported that it saw two objects streaking through the sky this morningpresumably Sputnik and a part of the rocket that propelled the moonlet into its orbit. Others Get Peek , Watchers at the astrophysical observatory of the Smithsonian Institution in Cambridge, Mass., also apparently caught a momentary glimpse of the satellite. Two students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y., also said they sighted it shortly before dawn. Sputnik has traveled more than 2,500,000 miles, according to Soviet estimates, since the Russians shot it into the upper air last Friday night. Dr. Fred L. Whipple, director of the Cambridge observatory, said there had been no observation to indicate a third object is speeding around the globe. The Russians have said the satellite's protective nose cone also is orbiting, as well as the spent rocket. Rocket Trips Planned Meanwhile, in Moscow, a Russian expert said today Soviet scientists and others abroad are at work on plans for rocket ship flights to the moon. He predicted moon flights will begin within this century. Dr. V. Dobronravov told the labor paper Trud these flights will be followed by trips to Mars and other planets in space ships weighing 1,700 tons. Dobronravov said for a trip Continued on Page 7A, Col. 1 SMALL FRY HAVE PROBLEMS, TOO 'A litter of eight fox terrier puppies brought both indecision and joy for a little Chinese brother and sister here when they were forced to select the ONE they could keep for a pet. Needless to say, Kathy Low, 5, at left, and Gary, 4, wantfd to have them all, but Spot, being cuddled by Kathy, was their eventual choice. The children are daughter and son ef Mr. and Mrs. Gow Low, Of 2293 NVV 75th iSt. Miami News Photo by Joe Rimkus. lLS.r Reds Swap Mideast Threats Both Sec Peril Of War In Supremacy Struggle By JOHN M. H1GHTOWER AuocUtrd Pnu Stuff Writer Washington, Oct. 11 The United States and Russia confronted each other menacingly over the Middle East today, with each power warning the other against plunging the area into war. Soviet Communist party boss Nikita Khrushchev touched off the situation with comments regarded by the U.S. government as direct ly threatening Turkey. His state ment, made in a New York Times interview, was published yester day. The United States struck back last night with a State Department declaration that this country in tends to stand by its obligations to .Turkey under the North Atlan tic Treaty and is also "determined to carry out" its expressed policy of defending the Middle East against international communism. Clearly warning that a clash in the Middle East might spread to engulf much of the world, the U.S. statement asserted: "Mr. Khrushchev is himself re ported to have observed that it is dangerous in these times to as sume that hostilities, once begun, will remain confined to a particu lar locality. That truth should be prayerfully and constantly contemplated by every responsible official of every country." The American statement is un derstood to have been cleared with President Eisenhower and to have been checked with some, at least, of the other members of the 15-nation North Atlantic Alliance. Exactly how serious the situa tion is was not entirely clear here. Much appeared to depend on the outcome of events in the Middle East itself, particularly developments along the tense border between Turkey and Syria. If some kind of border Incident involving Turkey and Syria should get out of hand, the situation cculd rapidly become worse. Much also obviously depends on Russia's real intentions with respect to the Turkish-Syrian tension. One major consideration, perhaps the dominant one, in the top-level decision to issue last night's Washington declaration was that United States intentions should be made clear to the Soviet government in order to minimize the danger of a miscalcu lation there. . In the interview. Khrushchev accused Secretary of State Dulles of trying to push Turkey to attack Syria, which came under tne con- Continued on Page 7A, Col. S 4 Florida Cities Join Ranks Of 'Ovcr-50,000' Population Four Florida cities have joined the over-50,000 population ranks since the last official 'federal count in 1950, the U. S. Census Bureau reported today. Special locally-financed counts taken in recent years disclose that Miami Beach, Fort Lauder dale, West Palm Beach, and Pen- sacola have attained "big city" status, the bureau announced. Miami Beach's latest total was placed at 50,981, as against 46,-282 in 1950. Fort Lauderdale soared to 62,906 from its 36,328 figure in 1950, while West Palm Beach rose to 51,015 from 43,- 162 and Pensacola tallied 50,954 against 43,479. County - wise, Dade recorded 703,777 against 495,084 in 1950. Chief increases here were shown by Coral Gables, 29,210, up from . : I :V is - 7 i - l - J . J m:' '' " ; ' S N f i x j Revisions In Charter v Held Bad By CHARLES P. HESSER Miami wi Political Writer The proposal to amend the Metro charter so as to guarantee autonomy of cities would wreck Dade's metropolitan government, the Dade County Research Foundation said today in a special report. "The new government would be stripped of the powers which really distinguish it as the first metropolitan government in the United States and we would no longer have a metropolitan government," the foundation charged. Both the County Commission and the Dade County League of Municipalities, which are on op posite sides in the charter fight, came in for stinging criticism by the foundation. It was noted that voters who took a middle- of- the- road position on Metro those who be lieve that the county can have both metropolitan and municipal governments supported tfie charter in the May election. ( But, the foundation, a non-par tisan, non - political citizens' agency, asserted "this middle position . . . has not gained ascendancy either in the League of Municipalities or in the board of county commissioners. Said the foundation: "The two crouDS. and especial ly their legal counsels, display strong extremist tendencies, and at opposite ends of the pole. Under these circumstances the two bodies have been unwilling, and even disinclined to reach com mon ground." The league's amendment, the foundation said, "would substantially reinstate the status of power which prevailed prior to the ratification of the charter. Ex- Continued on Page 7A, Col. 2 19,837; Miami, 259,035 - 249,276; Hialeah, 43,135 - 19,676; South Miami, 7,600 4,809; Miami Shores, 7,839 - 5,086; Miami Springs, 10,138 - 6,108; North Miami, 23,463 - 10,734; North Miami Beach, 12,161 - 2,129; Opa-locka, 9-392 - 5,271; Homestead, 6,848 - 4,573; West Miami, 5,158-4,043. Broward County as a whole climbed from 83,933 in 1950 to a population of 159,052 while a special count recently completed in Bay County listed its population as 58,322 as against 42,689 seven years ago. Special censuses, the bureau explained, generally are taken for the purpose of qualifying for additional revenue. Local residents serve as enumerators which in most cases holds the cost to about 15 cents a head-count. I 1 ,1 5 ' NANCY TORVICK Wades To Work GUESS WHAT? RAINED AGAIN There's one thing . you can say about Miami at this time of year it rains. And there's nothing quite so pretty as a pretty girl with her shoes off wading . through the rain, like Nancy Torvick, Miami News employe, who's wading through a mitjiature lake which formed in front of The News Tower. Miami News Photo by Lynn Pelham. Homes Need God, Adams Tells Parley By LOUISE LEYDEN Miami Newt RelKloa Editor Dr. Theodore F. Adams, president" of the Baptist World Alliance, called upon delegates at the Presbyterian men's conven tion today at Dinner Key to take God into their4 marriages and their homes and to build their houses upon a rock of living faith. Dr. Adams, speaking on "All the Way for Christ in the Home," declared: "Successful marriages and en- Hiirinff hannv hnmps rinn't itist . . " ' O I I ! " . happen. They are made to sue- Convention Pictures Page 6-A ceed by those who love the Lord and feel He has joined them together. , Marriages Need God "Some marriages, are doomed to failure froni the start because they are not made of God. They are made by people wno foolishly think they can live happily without God. Marriages fail because people fail. And people fail because ihey live without God." - Dr. Adams talk at the morning session was in line with the theme of the convention, "All the Way for Christ." In the afternoon, Howard E. Butts Jr., of Waco, Tex., addressed delegates on "All the Way for Christ with Money." Tonight, the 12,000 delegates will hear Evangelist Billy Gra ham ask them to rededicate their lives to Christ when he speaks on "All the Way for Christ through Citizenship." "God has too little to do with too many marriages today. The couple may want a preacher to marry them but that is about all the interest they have in church and religion," J)r. Adams told the delegates. Seek Cod's Blessing "Others who enter into marriage in the right way sing God bless our homes. They come to the hour of marriage seekingt God's blessing in a sacred service. They have a genuine spiritual bond that hallows their every relation. When the rains come and the winds blow and beat upon their house it fails not for it is Continued on Page 7A, Col. 2 San Marino's Reds Give Up AiMcUtrl rrrm San Marino, Oct. 11 San Marino's Communist govern ment surrendered its power to a rival anti-Communist regime today, ending 12 years of Red rule over this tiny republic. The Communist leadership an- nounced capitulation m a procla- mation read in San Marino vil lage square. The proclamation did not say precisely when the Reds would hand over power to the new "White" government. But Com munist leaders and their supporters were seen leaving the eovernmert palace they have nelrl tmcf the teapot revolution erupted Oct. J. Smathers Spurs Ike On Rights Calls For Appointing Of Doafd To Sift Little Rock Issue U. S. Sen. George Smathers today urged President Eisenhower to activate the civil rights commission im mediately bo it can "quickly get at the heart of the Little Rock, problem and come up with "a peaceful, sensible solution. The last Congress provided for setting up of the commission to study civil rights problems and to make recommendations to the President and Congress. Eisen hower has not yet named mem bers; "It is obvious that new ideas, new thoughts and new approach es are needed to solve the crisis at Little Bock," Smathers declared just before flying back to Washington. N "The commission, it appears to me, is the best group to pro vide the new ideas," said Smath ers. "It is the only outside non governmental agency which has been authorized by law to study this problem. Wants No Extremists Smathers said it was his hope that "the President vill appoint men of experience and wisdom who are not extremists on either side of this delicate problem men of good will who completely appreciate the importance of set tling this problem which, at the moment, is dividing our nation at a time we cannot afford to be divided." The senator said there should be representation of the Southern viewpoint on the commission and that it should include members of the clergy and the bar as well as laymen. , Congress, created a special rights division in the Justice De partment, headed by an assist ant attorney general, and a ! partisan six-member commission to delve into the problem. Kmfither said that an on-the- spot investigation of the Little Rock crisis by the commission would mean that it "could learn at first hand the depths of the passions which exist and the pos sibilities of a peacerui, sensiDie solution." Troops Block Solution Last month. 22 organizations. including those representing labor, Jewish, veterans, Negro, and fraternal groups asked Eisenhower to appoint the assistant attorney general and' commis sioners. Speaking at Miami Beach last nieht. Smathers declared the segregation-integration problem would never be solved at Little Rock as long as federal troops remained. 4-Year-Old Son Of Tivo Dentists Spurns Candies 'Until I Grow Up9- There is at least one child in Miami who doesn't eat any candy. He is the 4-year-old son of two dentists. "We have him well trained," sajd Dr. Ellen Crockett, presi- dent of the Florida Society of Dentistry for Children. "The other day, a neighbor who is on vacation mailed him a box of candy. "He opened the package and said, 'Look, a present for when I grow up.' " Dr Crockett, who practices entirely with children, said tooth decay can be all but eliminated by cutting out sugar, candy and sweet drinks. 17 Fillings For Boy "Parents frequently don't realize how early decay starts," she said. "Recently, 1 put 30 fillings in the mouth of a 3-year-Qld girl. We even had a run of children at the age of 2 years and four months. , "One little boy that old had to lave 17 fillings and an extraction." Youngsters from the age of 3 to 8 were parading through Dr. Crockett's office as she worked and talked. All of them were surprisingly cool. "A lot of them never say a word," said the dentist. "They just wilk in, sit down and open their mouths. "Of course, some of them talk your ears off. But they seldom are afraid." Kids Watch TV One of the children, Robin Marburgh, 6, seated herself primly and said, "Please put my teeth to sleep." Dr. Crockett had a television set where it could be watched by her small patients, but most of them seemed more interested in the dental equipment. Some of them helped by operating the pump which squirts cooling water through the drill. "I ih you would mention," Homestead ililS 1ST, LT. JOHN A. EDWARDS Miamians Shocked By Deaths Newsmen and officials In the Miami area were shocked to r learn that the four Air Force officers who died in the explosion of the B-47 stratojet near Orlan do were among the Air Force personnel they met Monday at Homestead Air Base. Col. Michael N. W. McCoy, 52, of Pomona, Calif., pilot of the ill- fated craft, greeted newsmen at Homestead Monday afternoon and an explanation of special aircraft was given by Capt. John Woodroofe, of the Royal Air Force. The other two officers who died in the exploding stratojet were Lt. Col. Charles Joyce, 38, of Winchester, Mass., and Maj. ver non D. Stuff, 39, of Dayton, Ohio, Included in the group who met the four Air Force officers at Homestead Air Base Monday were William J. Crawford, chief editorial writer of The Miami News; Brig. Gen. Sterling A. Wood. USA (Ret.), now with the Sottile Bank interests; Miami Mayor Randall Christmas; Dade County Commissioner Charles Hall; McGregor bmitn, cnair-man of the board of Florida Pow er and Light Co.; Col. James W. Twitty, commander of Homestead Air Base, and Ma. Ralph Bryant, public information officer at the base. Quotes That Live There's too ... blamed many ways to spend money and not enough now TO ways to get it. FRANK McKINNET HUBBARD (Kin), 1S6R-1B30 American newspaper man, numoriat ana caricaiurui. EfjHOI wmnm on the Human Side r I Dy Haines Colbert W:il!i!;ill!liai!llllllUlil! Dr. Crockett said, "that all of the dentists would be happier if they could get children early in the day. The schools sometimes feel dental work should be done after school or on Saturday. Must Be Fresh ' "But we can only handle so many on Saturday, and it is much easier on the child to have the work done early in the day when he is fresh. After school isn't good." Dr. Crockett said dentists r . THIS WILL PKOVE HE SURVIVED Kichard Iwrencr, g, riiotoraphel by Dri Crockett Miami Kews Photo by Cbarlea Trainor 4 AF j CAPT. JAMES D. PERKY CAPT. THOMAS C. THOMANN Sputnik Review Pentagon Sits In On Ike's Quiz International Xa Rtrvlea Washington, Oct. 11 The sweeping review of America's satellite and guided missile programs, begun as a result of Rus- sia's Sputnik, continued today at a meeting of the Eisenhower Cabinet. Top defense officials concerned with the budgetary implications of t speedup in the U. S. missile program sat in on the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet at the White House. There was no official word as to just what the session covered, but it was obvious that it dealt with the same problem taken up by the National Security Council at an extraordinary meeting yes terday. Deputy Defens Secretary Don ald Quarles and Assistant Secretary Wilfred J. McNeil joined Secretary Neil H. McElroy to represent the Pentagon at the lengthy conference. don't like to describe a child's 1 first tepth ax "hahv teeth." "After all," she said, "they stay in until the child is about 12 when it certainly no longer is a baby. And, if the teeth have been neglected the child can be in for serious trouble." The television set is one of several devices used to keep the children happy. They are given a balloon, pencil or ring good behavior upon the completion of treatment. Visible Proof Dr. Crockett also shoots pictures of her patients which are put in scrapbooks in the waiting room. , ' Apparently, the visible proof that some of his friends have survived a visit to the dentist is comforting to the new patient. The Crockett child, if he wanted to start an argument about candy eating, would face a solid front. His father. Dr. Fred Crockett, also a dentist, agrees with his wife. . : K a, r - ' : .if Crash Fliers Stratojet Destroyed At Takeoff By CHARLES JONES And 1 HOWARD VAN SMITH Miami a Staff Wrltcra A giant B-47 Stratojet crashed seconds after taking off from Homestead Air Force Base early today killing all four crew members. The huge six-jet plane dropped into a sugar cane field about 1,500 feet northeast of the main runway just after it took to the air at 12:20 a.m. on a routine training mission. , Chunks of the demolished aircraft were till- burning three hours after the accident and a 20-man security guard lined the perimeter of the wreckage to guard the highly secret plane. Wreckage Strewn The craft got about 50 feet int the air before it crashed a fev feet off a paved road near the edge of the base. The tremendous impact left a clearing in the dense growth about,300 yards long and 50 feet wide. Small pieces of the wreckage were strewn along the entire length of the clearing. A hea.vy bulldozer made a path through the marshy area as worKers rusned to the isolated scene.' Two ambulances waited Crush Pictures On 6-A more than an hour until fir trucks using foam could extinguish most of the flaming fuel. Authorities said two of ' the dead men were still strapped to their seats when reached by rescue personnel. Victims Identified Base officials listed the victims as: Capt. James D. Perky, aircraft commander, 30, of 9610 Haitian Drive, Cutler Ridge. Capt. Thomas C. Thomann, navigator, 38, of 842 NW 3rd Ave., Homestead. 1st Lt. John A. Edwards, the pilot, 24, son of Mrs. Catherine M. Edwards, Seaside Park, N.J. Airman First Class William A. Jones, 23, crew chief, of Naranja. Authorities were unable imme diately to say what caused the crash but said there was no ex. plosion before the plane fell. r An investigation into the crash was launched today. Another B-47, also on a routine training mission, crashed under similar circumstances at Pinccastle AFB near Orlando yesterday. Assigned To Wing All the victims of the crash today were assigned to the 379th Bombardment Wing. Capts, Thomann and Perky were assigned to the 524th Squadron and Airman Jones to the 527th Squadron. Perky is survived by his wife, Martha, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Perky, of Stillwater, Okla. Thomann leaves his wife, Jean Carolyn, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Thomann, of Trenton, N. J. Surviving Jones ar his wife, Bobbie Jean, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Jones, of Anderson, S. C. INSIDE TIIE NEWS TV Page 511 Page 6B RADIO Mr. K's REMARKS "The statement of Nikita Khrushchev, top Soviet leader, that there is danger of war in the Middle East must not be taken as idle talk." Editorial, Page 12-A. Abby 2B 13A 13A 3-4 B 11A 13A 8A Horoscope Kelly Locke Markets McGill McLemore Memos Portraits Radio Rau 78 3B 13A RA 12A 9A Allen Alvarez Amuse. Anderson Bridge Business 2B 15B 63 13A 1-23 9-1 1 A 53 113 Career Childs Girl 2B 12A Classified 7-13B Society Sports Comics 11-1.'B Crossword 9B 2B 6A 43 113 12A 38, n. 43 TV Tell Me I'ndcr Sun Weather Whirls! tVlI.MJIl Wish. WpJl Datebook Deaths Dine Donley ill itoriiIs "ilm Clock 73 13 A 43 -a Word ame 93 Your il;nd 133 araham

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