The Daily Times from Davenport, Iowa on February 27, 1958 · 1
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Thursday, February 27, 1958
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Jury To Get Triple Death Case -Page 24 WET BLANKET QUAD-CITY AREA -Tonight and Friday, rain and colder. Rain Friday, probably changing to snow. Low tonight near 30. High Friday in -middle 30s. FCC Commissioner Richard A. Mack smiles as he takes papers from a briefcase at the witness table today before testifying at the special House subcommittee probe of Federal Communications Commis-sion affairs. (AP Wirephoto) Nab Man After 20 Women CHICAGO W A young con- struction worker, hunted for questioning in attacks on more than 20. women, .was shot and seized Wednesday as he fled from police on the North Side. After brief questioning at Edge-water Hospital, police said Barry Cook, 21-year-old part-time student at Northwestern University, told officers he is the man they were looking for. Officers planned .to question him further about beatings, knifings and robberies which have occurred in the North Side and suburban areas since November. FAIR CONDITION He was not charged immediately. His condition was reported fair. Police said a woman physiotherapist at Edgewater, and at least three other women had identified Cook as their assailant. "That's the man who tried to assault me," said Mrs. Roselle Stitzell of Edgewater. Officers said Senators Scan More Mail Hikes WASHINGTON -The Senate, after nailing a temporary 5-cent letter stamp into a postal rate bill, pushed ahead today to consider rate increases on other classes of mail. Splitting largely along party lines, the Senate voted 49-42 Wednesday night to retain in the bill a provision to raise the present 3-cent rate to 5 cents for non- locai letters. The 5-cent stamp would be in effect for three years. The vote was a substantial vic tory for President Eisenhower, who had asked for the 5-cent stamp. Republicans held their ranks almost intact to keen the provision in the bill. Most Democrats backed an unsuccessful "move to eliminate the section. The matter will still have to be threshed out in conference with the House, which voted last year '!or a 4-cent letter rate. VOL. LXXII NO. 45 she had been knocked, down andl beaten Feb: 12 on the North Side while going home from work. UNDER WATCH About six weeks ago police stop. ped Cook for questioning and ob tained his name and address. They kept him under surveillance. , Wednesday, police seized Cook at the construction job where he was employed. As they walked him to a car he broke away and, after ignoring warning shots fired over his head, was felled by but lets in the left hip and right shoulder. WASHINGTON While Ike golfed in Georgia, Truman helped raise a quarter-million dollars at a $100-a-plate dinner here . . . The kind of green Harry fools with is the foldin' kind. f I J Attacked Heir To Oil Fortune To Qive To Friends OWENSBORO, Ky. (AV-A pub licity-shy . former British soldier, chief beneficiary of a Vk million dollar estate, says he'll get a big kick out of helping his friends and charities with the money. Henry Edward Baker said "we just want to be left alone quietly with our friends," after the inheritance was disclosed Wednesday. Mrs. Jessie McCoy Nutty left a major share of her $1,503,455 estate to Baker. She was the widow of Gale R. Nutty, former president of Gulf Refining Co. Mrs. Nutty died last August. HALF OF HOLDINGS , Baker will receive half Mrs. Nutty's Gulf holdings, worth $634.- 465, plus other items such as fur nishings and art treasures: Baker, now 68, met -Nutty in DA Mack Denies Contested TV Case 'Fixed' WASHINGTON (AP) Richard A. Mack said today he will not resign from the Federal Communications Commission. He swore he was by appeals from friends in cense case. Mack, further told a House investigating subcommittee under oath thaUhe is-getting-id-of his interest .in a Miami insurance agency which wrote the insur ance on the successful applicant in the contest for Miami's TV Channel 10 Mack said that it was only last Monday when he read the newspapers that he knew this agency, Sembler-Shelden Insurance Agency, Inc., had obtained the business from Public Service Television, Inc. ADMITS LOANS Mack acknowledged borrowings totaling $4,980 since 1950 from Miami Attorney Thurman A. Whiteside. He said all but $250 has been repaid. "Mr. Whiteside has never in his life attempted to use any financial obligation of mine to influ ence my actions, either private or official," Mack said. . A Republican member of the committee said earlier that Mack should resign immediately; and if Kohler Case Conflicts WASHINGTON (fl-Herman Miesfeld said today he joined the United Auto Workers early in its strike against the Kohler Co. under threat of a beating. But Sen. McClcllan (D-Ark) said this was "quite in conflict" with Miesfeld's previous sworn statements. McClellan heads the Senate Rackets Committee, before which Miesfeld testified in the committee's public inquiry into the 45-month-old UAW strike against Kohler, Wisconsin manufacturer of bathroom fixtures. Joseph L. Rauh, attorney for the UAW, demanded that the committee check Miesfeld's testimony about threats against previous statements he had made. Rauh said it should be "seriously considered for perjury charges." Robert F. Kennedy, the committee counsel, then read testi mony Miesfeld had given before the Wisconsin Employment Rela tions Board saying he did not join the union under coercion. England in 1919 while working for an oil company. "We hit it off fine. I liked him and he liked me." Baker escorted the oilman around Europe and came to this country in 1926 at Nutty's invitation as confidant an private secretary. KEEPS JOB When Nutty died in 1939, Baker continued as secretary to Mrs. Nutty. He became an American citizen In 1927 while living in Pitts burgh and moved here in 1952. "I intend to remain in Owens- boro and continue to work. I can be a little more generous with the charities in which I have been interestedr I can help my friends who are in need and I'll get a big kick out it." Testimony DAVENPORT, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1938 Telephone: Dial 6-5U1 36 Pages ft .Defies not influenced or swayed a contested television li he didn't, should be removed from office. Mack had told reporters before going into the hearing room that he was not going to resign.' , NAMED BY IKE Mack, who has denied any wrongdoing, is a 48-year-old Flori da Democrat who was named to the FCC by President Eisenhower in July 1955. . The investigators have heard testimony that rival groups seek ing a TV license in Miami tried to influence Mack. These groups included friends of Mack on both sides of the battle for Miami's Channel 10, which ultimately went to a subsidiary of National Air lines. The subcommittee finished questioning- Thurman A. White side, a Miami lawyer who at one time tried to help the successful applicant for Channel 10. Whiteside, who described Mack as a lifelong friend, acknowledged lending thousands of dollars to the FCC commissioner over a 20-year period and giving Mack free stock in two companies. Whiteside said all but $250 of the loans had been repaid and that he could not esti mate the extent of his financial assistance to Mack. Mack has said allegations that he received payments and pledged his vote in the TV case are without foundation. Republicans Blast Ike On Benson By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON MWResentment flared among rebellious Midwestern Republicans in Congress to day over President Eisenhower's sharply worded defense of Secre tary of Agriculture Benson. As two GOP House members prepared to carry corn belt protests against Benson's farm policies to the White House later today, Rep. O'Konski (R-Wis) told newsmen: "So far, I've been under the impression we only needed a new secretary of agricul ture. Now I think we also need a new president." Eisenhower made abundantly clear to his news conference he had no idea of ousting Benson and little thought of interfering with the secretary's farm poli cies. One or the other has been urged openly by many farm belt Republicans. Praising Benson as a man of courage and honesty, Eisenhower said those advocating his ouster are badly mistaken. TO VISIT U. S. TEHRAN, Iran Mhe Shah of Iran plans to visit Washington in June for talks with President Ei senhower and Secretary of State Dulles on the Middle East situa tion, y, el 1 "t1?' 2fl Ouster . fmwQ9;f r- ill Howard Eason peers-out from his porch between the boards of a shattered barn roof which a tornado tossed sp ring To End; Snow Due Light snow may accompany cold er weather which will move into the Quad-City area tonight, bringing an end to the springlike weather of , the last several days, the Weather Bureau reported today. As the mercury climbed to near 50 today, there was ; occasional light rain. The high Wednesday was 60 and the low during the night was 42. ' ' A blanket of fog covered the area this morning.. This slowed down the movement of traffic but no serious accidents were reported. Although fog covered the Quad-City airport at Moline, air traffic continued to move. The state forecast said snow and much colder weather will enter Western Iowa tonight and sweep across the state. Davenport's 60 reading Wednesday was the highest in the state. An intense low pressure system SPRING' (Continued Page 2, Col. 2) . .s . v v This is what the tornado did to the main classroom building of Piney Woods Country Life School, famed school for Negro children 25 miles south of Jackson. ' i MES mt British Plane Hits Mountain BOLTON, England ( AP) liner with 42" persons aboard smashed against a snow- covered mountain today destination. A policeman, at perished. The ' twin-engine freighter-pas senger "Wayfarer" belonged to the Silver .City Airways. It was on a 100-mile chartered flight from the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea to Manchester, 15 miles from Bolton. The Wayfarer crashed into Win ter Hill, a peak 1,440 feet above sea level topped with a 440-foot television aerial tower. Most of the passengers were re ported to be automobile dealers In This Issue Amusements 27 City 17 Editorial 14 Markets 32 Moline .. 29 Obituaries 7 Rock Island 24 Society 19 Sports 30, 31 Women's Features . . 18 ax r a e s a a qk: !. am m i NIWSSTAND HICI o) Efforts across the road onto his brick home at Walnut Grove, Miss., Wednesday night. (AP Wirephoto) - . 33 A chartered British air- only five minutes from its the scene said 33 persons and businessmen being flown by a battery firm to inspect its bat tery factories. Rescue teams and ambulances struggled through towering snow drifts to get to the scene. . : Two Royal Air Force helicop ters flew through strong winds with doctors and nurses. , First news of the disaster was given by two survivors who struggled through the snow to the tele vision station a few hundred yards from the crashed plane. Film Award HOLLYWOOD W) - The Holly wood Foreign Press Assn. has picked "The Bridge on the River Kwai" as the best movie of 1957, Named the top world perform' ers last year were Alec Guinness ("The Bridge on the River Kwai") and Joanne Woodward ("The Three Faces of Eve"). t 4 Two students at the tree hurt. (AP Wirephoto) Die U.B'ti-b E B B 9 II .T SLiM'i WW. Sv-dtiutq, Damage 13 Areas In South JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Daylight disclosed new damage today from a series of tornadoes which ravished central Mississippi Wednesday night. , Two more deaths brought the toll to 12. . One of the hardest hit spots wai the world-famed Piney Woods Country Life School about 25 miles south of Jackson. Roofs of at least four of the large buildings at the school for Negro children were shorn off. . "TERRIBLE" Dr. Laurence C. Jones, the Ne gro educator who founded Piney Woods, said destruction there was "terrible." The injured in 13 communities hit by the unexpected twisters numbered more than 70. Shattered buildings and shredded farm lands. dotted a 140-mile long area in central and east Mississippi that stretched from Canton, 20 miles north of Jackson; and Poplarville, 120 miles to the south. HARDEST HIT Five of the dead were in the hard-hit rural area between Rich-ton and Waynesboro, near the Alabama line. Three were at the Farm Haven Community near Canton, one near Jackson and one near Walnut Grove. 40 miles east of Canton. One of the Farm Haven victims was Sally Day, reported to be 110 years old. The first twister reported was in the Jackson area. Mrs. Leland Bolton, a 27-year old housewife of the Luckney com munity east of here, said she was setting the table for supper when' the rains and hard winds came. "MILLION BELLS'' "It sounded like a million bells," she said. "All I could think about was my babies and family. Only the good Lord saved us. An icebox held off the falling debris when the roof fell in." The twister also hit in the Fannin community of the same area, killing 3-year-old Cathy Jones. Hospitals in the Jackson area reported a dozen injuries. Several dozen were reported hurt in the devastated Richton-Waynesboro area-Percy H. Clark, 56, said he and .his wife, 48, heard a sound like a train as they sat in their living room.: -! ; : "The next . thing we knew w TWISTERS (Continued Page 2. Col. 2) - surrounded school were I

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