Springfield Leader and Press from Springfield, Missouri on October 4, 1956 · 24
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Springfield Leader and Press from Springfield, Missouri · 24

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Thursday, October 4, 1956
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V" 1 Collapse roiTiMED rtOM nee om : -Bight when noisy generators and rescue machinery were shut off for 10 minutes while a dozen workers went far down into the debris to listen for moans or a aound that would indicate Ufa. ' ,."- , - , But all was silent and the mea returned wearily to die some more. , During the silence, the Rev, Francis Desmond, pastor of Jack son's Queen of the Miraculous Medal Roman Catholic church, 'ted the huge crowd of onlookers In the Lord' Prayer., Relatives of missing men stayed t the scene through the long night under the glare of floodlights. One wing of the building, designed to keep power flowing to Michigan's mighty industry in tne event of enemy attack, caved inward about 1:30 p.m. EST yesj Invisible force. . I Its four heavy jfloors crumbled ene by one and telescoped into ine casement. , i About' 40 electricians, carpenters and construction men were working on the floor that rave way. Several were awe to leap to sections that remained standing, but more than a score were trapped. Doctors and nurses gave pain- killing drugs and first aid as bat tered victims were dragged clear to , waiting ambulances. Clergy- men gave comfort and the last ani for 20 years was one of Holly-rites of the church. j wood's busiest actors. au ine ciiys niQuiaucei were. called to the scene three miles north of Jackson just off U.S. 127. State Police and Jackson County law- officers were quickly joined by Civil Defense workers and Bed Cross personnel. Jackson is about 70 miles west of Detroit. Gov. G. Mennen Williams ordered all nearby National Guard forces to stand by for duty. , Building Tumbles In Southern City JACKSON, Miss. v-The second floor of an open-air parking garage under construction, declared safe hours earlier yesterday, col lapsed under 90 tons of wet con-Crete and injured IS workmen. : All 13 were hospitalized but three were released after treatment for minor injuries. The other . 10 were reported in good condition today. At the time of the collapse, workmen were pouring concrete Into V-shaped steel form supporting a 4ftx 40-foot section. The forms buckled as workers smoothed The newly poured concrete. t ohi rau caiat rpr tuwoMM VlSAOW r wot exx ttae UZA l . ' l" 75 anBa. fS It liHzl r 0UMOH5 ri- sl lli3 flli? m0 A ft a-' A LSnfel Iwvf 'so- 1 11 ' ! " 4- u u ACC0UKT ! i v T --I . I " l'A 1 1 J 1 TODAY ' Hough, Tough Actor Once Tiaral Hero George Bancroft Dies at 74; Noted 'Heavy' hi Hollywood SANTA MONICA. Calif. -George Bancroft, one of the rough est and toughest of Hollywood's "heavies," died In a hospital Tues day after an Illness of three weeks. He was 74. Bancroft was an actor most of his life. Even when he served for many years in the Navy e set up portable stages on deck and served as the impressario of all manner of programs, using Navy talent He went to sea as a teen-ager on merchant ships, later Joined the Navy and was a gunner aboard the cruiser Baltimore in the Battle of Manila Bay during lB 1900 wnen toe uss Oregon ltruck , submerged rock off the Ch n roast Bancroft swam be- neath the hull of the vessel to learn the extent of the damage. For this feat of daring and skill he received an appointmnt to Annanolis. but he found restric- 'yong tj,ere too confining he re- signed and beaded for Broadway. For 15 years he played important roles in many successful shows, and in 1922 launched his ;m0vie career. He became famous ( ni, rugged characterizations H, n..vmt i. -v. Pon press," "Underworld." "Tne woit of Wan Street." "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town," "Submarine Patrol," and many others. His last movie. Greenlaw Promoted On Missouri U Staff Several Southwest Missourians were named to the personnel roster at the University of Missouri in an announcement by school president Elmer Ellis today. James P. Greenlaw. 1228 East Belmont, was named instructor in sociology. He is a former instructor at Southwest Missouri State College. Billy Jeaa Puna. Eldon. was named assistant instructor in nurs ing, and Richard William Murry, Rolla, was made assistant in-; structor in business statistics. lades, Cabf., and two grandchu- Janis Dickensheet, 1429 East Sun- jdren-shine, became a clerk in the Col-1 Funeral services were scheduled lege of Arts and Science dean's of-today, the Rev. Dr. David John fice, and Patricia McLin, 1120 West! Donovan, pastor of the First Pres- Calhoun, became a stenographer byterian Church, officiating, with in the chemical engineering de-j interment in Woodlawn Mau-partment. Isoleum. J12 S. CAUrtm. ALSO ON SAL1 AT htsi njLNs, wa - .A-- ACTOR DIES George Bancroft, above, 74, veteran film actor, died in Santa Monica. Calif., Tuesday following aa illness af three weeks. He was a screea performer for abent 20 years, beginning ia 1922. 'Whistling in Dixie,' was made in 1942. Bancroft was born in Philadel phia, and was married in 1913 in Buffalo, N.Y., to Edna Brothers, an actress. Three years later he was wed to Octavia Broske, musi cal comedy star, who survives him. Miss Brothers sued him in 1934. alleging he had never obtained a divorce and demanding that she be recognized as his legal wife. Two years later the action was withdrawn and Bancroft was reported to have settled the case for $23,000. The same year she obtained a Las Vgas, Nev . divorce. In addition to bis widow Bancroft leaves a dauehter. Mrs. Georgette King of Pacific Palis- 33 E. CO MM EX CI Al OUR STORES AT , MOUNTAIN wSOVf, Ma 5! Thnrtday, Oct. 4, JiSfi SPRINGFIELD (Mo.) LEADER-PRESS UN. covttm xa rnoM raoi one of State Dulles for tomorrow's meeting. U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. has been keeping In close contact with British and French representatives. British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd said yesterday he hoped the United States would support the British-French proposal, but in formed sources Indicated the United States was extremely cool toward it. Yugoslav Foreign Minister Koca Popovic has been active in the compromise talks. Peruvian Dele gate Victor Andres Belaunde also was reported favoring a U.N.- sponsored negotiating group. Hammarskjold has had long talks with Soviet Foreign Minister Dmitri Shepilov. Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Fawzi, Lloyd and Lodge. French Delegate Ber nard Cornut-Gentile and other council members.. The delegates mostly have had little to say about their plans. After his talks with Hammarskjold late yesterday, Shepilov chatted with newsmen but sidestepped all queslons about the Soviet pos ition. However, the Soviet press has backed Egypt completely and at the first London conference on the Suez Shepilov refused to en-i dorse the plan for international! control of the waterway. Tot Critically Hurt In Six-Story Tumble ST. LOUIS (UP) A 4-year-old St. Louis girl suffered severe head injuries today when she fell 43 feet from a sixth floor apartment window to a concrete sidewalk. Gail Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burd Jones, St. Louis, is in critical condition at a city hospital. The child was playing with her 18-month-ol(3 sister, Sandra. The open hall window was not screened. Last July another child was seriously hurt in a similar accident at the building. V-r-! -- 'Wat' ITT 'T'"0 '' V 4- t f T T THJ OLD CROW CTSTIUXST COMTAKY, DIVISION Tito's Effort Scenis Futile BELGRADE (AV-Preaident Ilto reportedly has failed to convince hia Soviet boats at Yalta that they should not soft-pedal their de-SU-Unization program.. Informed sources said the Soviet-Yugoslav talks in the Crimea have reached an Impasse over Tito's reported insistence that the lessening of Moscow's control continue as a condition for reviving Belgrade'! ties with Yugoslavia's satellite neighbors. These informants said Tito's campaign for independence of the satellite Communist parties from the Kremlin a direction has run into opposition from Soviet party chief Nikita Khrushchev himself. Khrushchev reportedly has cooled on the so-called liberal- policy introduced following the So viet Communist party Congress last February and Tito's visit to the Soviet union in June. The report is based on growing belief that Khrushchev's power in the Kremlin has waned and that he has been forced to swing toward the viewpoint of former Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov and other, old-time Stalinists. Molotov, Deputy Premier Lazar Kaganovitch and other old guard members are said to feel that Khrushchev's softer policy went too far and weakened the Soviet position in Eastern Europe. Few here believe. Khrushchev has undergone any change of heart about Stalinism. But he apparently shares his Kremlin associates' alarm as to where a policy of more independence for the satellites might lead. Cloud-Seeding Plans Launched at St. Joe ST. JOSEPH, Mo. IAV-A cloud-seeding program to increase rainfall in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas was launched here last night. Some 1,200 persons from 32 counties in the two states met at Central High School to hear explanations of the process and reports from counties where the program has been in operation. mit n U- H M I 4 5 "At -H4 f hnii 'xr H;i H- M i SD'oUvpiitt mm mmvLCtm . h s s t firttrrr.'iT'll tiltqrr-t ifiTM rj ;1 nii.TriTrjll ! ! fl i Ml ? f I i Hrlftj tmtty?Si.nati 'sri. rs, vstrTn'r.-titt Oil s r i j Till . . i f-4- li 'Mitt' H i i H H- M1 ill I l 1 i i m XiMMMlliWl awniwiwiwiw Available in bottling of such America's Born on the Kentucky- frontier in 1835, Old Crow toon won wide acclaim and became the standard by whkh other bourbons were judged. Today, Old Crow is available at the lighter, milder 86 Proof. Try it toon and set for yourself why Old Crow has become America's preferred straight whiskey! - Adlai covTiNtrxo raoM rani oxi is to be charged with wickedness . . . criticism and self-examination are the safeguards of democracy. They are indispensable to the two party system . , ." v Stevenson, frequently hoarse from his Intensive schedule, said his Pittsburgh talk was an acceptance of Eisenhower'! challenge that the election be decided on the question of which party has done most to help all the people. - Referring again to Eisenhow er's Monday speech, e said: "I think It ia too bad that the President indulged himself in such a gross misstatement of the record. I am sure he Is an honorable man and could hardly have deliberately intended the misrepresentations which his speech included." Stevenson then ticked off th differences between what he called Elsenhower s claim and "the records.":, 1. Eisenhower claimed he said, credit' for the enlargement of the Social Security program while "M per cent" of the Republicans in the Senate opposed reducing the benefit eligibility age for women to 63 and providing Social Security benefits to employes who become permanently disabled at SO. 2. Elsenhower himself and his congressional leaders "ardently opposed" the successful Democratic effort to raise the minimum wage to $1 while the President claimed that under his administration "the minimum wage was increased." 3. While Eisenhower took credit for seeking a program to help areas of unemployment distress, his "own leaders" killed a bill in the House to provide such aid. 4. The President listed farm prices "in a summary of Republican progress" when farm income HXIImJ 1 1 kt term of office. 5. The President claimed the cost of living "has been remarkably stabilized" when his own Department of Labor's statistics show it reached in July "the highest point in history." 6. Instead of helping unall business, Stevenson said, the rate of MARK TWAIN THOUGHT SO TOO! Autlior Twain joined the many famous Americans tolw praised Old Crow enjoyed it at his favorite tavern where he would ask, "Lou, which barrel are we using now?" net TcrrTrrrmrnnmrr rfH' - 'A. rtrH H-H4fl .-. .a&.. ' I f ? ' H- I 1 i H-rf-H I 1 HO a lighter, milder 86 Proof superb quality it has' become most popular bourbon! i 4 100 CT NATIONAL DrSTILLIRS fRODIXTS COtPCRATIOH, rRASTCTtST. KINTVOCT SPA Rates Due to Rise CU Representatives Can't Say How Much Marvin Castleberry, Jr., assist ant general manager of the City Utilities, returned to Springfield from Tuba yesterday still without an answer to the question of whether the trend toward higher rates paid by the City Utilities to the Southwestern Power Admini stration could be halted. Castleberry attempted to obtain this Information while attending a meeting of the Southwestern Pow er Advisory Committee, which is composed of officials of municipalities and REA cooperatives served by SPA. The committee acts as a watchdog on the power agency's rates. ' The meeting in Tulsa was called to consider the rate situation of SPA, This re-study was made possible by action of Sen. Robert Kerr (D-OkJa) and the committee, which persuaded Assistant Interior Secretary Fred Aandahl to ask SPA to reconsider a 1955 rate schedule which would have cost the City Utilities $1200 more monthly for the power purchased from SPA. This would have been an increase of less than 4 percent for Springfield, but could have gone as high as 40 percent for users of less power in the SPA territory, which covers Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas. The hike in rates seems to be a result of cost allocation methods for multi - purpose dams and a shortening of the debt liquidation period. "We do think the rate eventually to be filed with the Federal Power small business failures under Ei senhower last year "was higher than anytime since the depression." 7. Instead of making progress on civil rights, "the President has taken no clear position and exercised no leadership in connection with the pressing recent problems of school desegregation." tptHtti n m a mm 4-4- ''ill n. ' i rrTTrn tit Tt BBPRDDP -m4 liiiTntTfTT -M- M i H ' H ' i ' KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY. 66 PROOF Proof Bci&dm Bond epaiJabiees tonal Demo Attempts To Halt Probe ' uActirunfmu im Reo. WttV ii.m t. nawirni rD-fll) moved to day to atop payment of fundi to' the subcommittee invesiiKuus cat schools. ' Dawson disclosed be has asked Hniiu adminlKtrativa officers to hold up funds for the invesUi gating group whicn enaea Monday two weeks of hearings on the problems of Washington's newly integrated public schools. The Illinois Democrat, chairman of the House Government nnoratinm Committee and one of three Negro Congress members. said In an Interview that a tne funds aren't cut off he will bring up the matter before tne House next session. He called the hear- ings both "unfair" and "illegal." Commission wilt be a higher one, Castleberry said. This Increase does hot necessarily mean higher rates to CU customers. General Manager H. D. Miller pointed out. According to Castleberry. the re-study of the 1953 proposed increases haa been made and will be submitted to the Interior Department Monday. The Interior Department recommends rates, but only the FPC can set them. Since there Is no official procedure for complaining about ratea set, it appears that the CU's only chance to curb any trend towards prohibitive increases would be an appearance before the department before final recommendation is made. NO BOIL-AWAY M A MOfEtlT OPHATMO PRESSUKZID COOUNO SYSTEM WITH'ZERONE" DU PONFS LOW-COST ANTI -FREEZE per gal. I 1 i n A ' f 1 4 mm ' O ' im irwunnr nm j y mu mii ULULKUi i IrrnoarSmssr KooEaoai miasm J 3 a rTT J O A f

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