The Indianapolis News from Indianapolis, Indiana on October 12, 1954 · 1
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Tuesday, October 12, 1954
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THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS WINDY CITY Showers, thunderstorms and windy tonight; partly; cloudy mi cooler tomorrow. Detail on J'B 11 HOME EDITION Th Greof Hootitr Daily Sine 136? "Mere ih Spirit of 1h. LorJ h, 7ere It Llbriy."ll Cor. 317 85th YEAR TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 12, 1954 32 PAGES 5 CENTS MendesFrance Wins Assembly Tesl 352-1 15 By KENNETH MII.LEK X I' Reporter PARIS? Premiere Pierre Mendes-France today wort a solid but grudging vote of confidence in the French National Assembly for continuation of negotiations with the Western allies on German rearmament. The official vote whs 352 to 115, with the favorable voles being more -than half of all the members of the Assembly, voting, absent; or abstaining, While the majority was impressive, there was little emotional enthusiasm for the project . Former Premier Paul Reynaud told Metides-France bitterly: , "If you had spent half as much energy gel ting the European Defense Community through parliament as you have in Retting an independent German army, you could have saved EDO." Today a vote did not directly Involve approval or rejection of ihe plan to free and rearm West Germany, agreed on at the recent nine-power London conference. But it does promise well for approval when the plan comes tp for ratification, probably next month. Victory on today' confidence test was assured the hard-driving Premier by yesterday's decision of the Socialist Party to go along with him on the German arms issue. But the arguments that preceded the vote made it clear that distrust and hostility still are strong among frenchmen of the American and British plan to give Germans guns again, for the defense of Western Europe. There were a large number of abstentions, including the Popular Republicans who had supported EDO which was Killed by the Assembly. The opposition was made up of the 99 Communist delegates, the Progressives and a scattering of holdouts among the Conservatives who either dislike Mendes-France personally or fear German rearmament more than the Soviet threat. LATE, LATE ICE SKATING Wanna be a late skate? Starting this week the Indianapolis Coliseum will feature weekly skating sessions from midnight to 2 a.m. Saturday night. Members of the new Owl Skating Club also will have an island of tables and chairs in the center of the rink where refreshments will be served. Membership in the new Saturday night, club will he open to skaters already belonging to one of the city's seven skating clubs. VIEWS OF SPORT Poles Get Crazy, Red Views on Yank Football By KEO SMITH NEW YORK "Facing each other along a white line, two rows of barbarians dressed in huge steel helmets jump up and down, Suddenly, there is a whistle. With a wild scream such as was probably uttered by the first cavemen when they crushed the heads of their enemies with stone axes, the two armored rows crush against each other:- One can hear the breaking of bones, the dull thudding of steel helmets, and see how the heavily-soled boots " crush the hands and feet of opponents. "Again the shrill whistle. Twenty - one a rmored robots stretch their arms, the 22d lies on the ground like a corpse. "'Okay the man with the whistle shouts, 'everything is okay. And take Jim off the field. Call a surgeon.' "The above scene took place not. during the filming of a recent American moving picture about a Martian Invasion of Earth, but in the stadium of the famed Catholic university, Notre Dame. . , For in March of each year, the season of the most popular American sport, begins In the U. S. the so-called American football season." Sometimes animpresslon gets around that authors of science fiction, creators of horror comics and, for that. , matter, sportswriters, operate with a deplorably slack rein on their imaginations. Shucks, they're amateurs. The paragraphs quot- ed above are the product of a V . .' ' Mm l.: ' ' ' ...' . ' OH, HE WAS MAD William Pruitr, 26, 26 E. 1 1 th, just "got mad," he told police, and that's why he poured 10 shots from a shotgun and .22-caliber pistol into the floor of his house last night. No one was hurt. He was charged with disorderly conduct and shooting in the city limits. City Folks to Eat Higher on the Hog Bacon eaters smacked their lips at the prospects of a drop in prices this week end in Indianapolis grocery stores and supermarkets. A heavy marketing of bogs is sending bacon prices downward. Stark, Wetzel Co., in introducing a new package, "Peek-a-Boo," already has dropped prices 3c to 4.; a pound. Kingan's reported bacon prices will drop 10c to 15c a. pound this week end. H. S. Wiggins, general line sales manager, said the drop Is "nothing unusual." He attributed it to stepped-up hog marketing at this time of the year. More Dead Returned PANMUNJOM, Korea tAP) The Communists today returned an additional 78 allied war dead which they said were recovered "as a result of continued investigations.' Herman Hoglebogle Says: An east-side friend says if I think East New York is oumpy, i should try East 10th between Olney and Sherman. It's really a bone - rattler, he says. "It's not true," he admits, "that MG's and Jaguars can't be seen when they hit the low spots, but it's almost that bad." Help, help, Mr. Street Com missioner! "factual" reporter In Communist Poland. They are from an article published in "Poprostu," a Polish weekly for university students. For pure reading enjoyment, nothing to match this essay has been encountered in a long time. , . NOT SO AMUSING A H ER ALL That if. it makes amusing reading on this side of the Iron Curtain. Laughter grows a trifle hollow, however, when one tries to put himself in the place of a serious young Pole reading with the same credulous attention that we would give to an American publication of established standing. The young Pole, of course, has no background nf knowledge to help him distinguish truth from half-truths and distortions from outright lies. The piece in "Poprostu" is written in a tone of authority, skillfully larded with more or less accurate figures and "documented" by "quotations" from impressive sources. For example: "'If it had not: been for football,' admitted Coach Earl Blaik of the highest U.S. military school. West Point, 'American youth would not be so well prepared for the great task of ruling the world.'" How's any Polish kid to know that the world Red Bloik aims to conquer this week is bounded by the city limits of Hanover, N.H.? "American universities," the piece continues, "serve only one purpose: to educate murderers, . i Stolen Car Is Wrecked; 2 Escape Two car thieves escaped early lol;iy after a chase that led from Meridian Hills to about 5 miles north of C'armW. Il, ended when the stolen car plowed through a fence at, the Happy T farm and the fugitives escaped on fool. Meridian Hill' one-man police force, Robert Swinford, picked up the trail at 22d as he drove north on Meridian. Deputy Sheriff Matthew Harmon was riding with Swinford. A rar passed Swinford and he became suspicious, He called the sheriff's office for a stolen car report. The office replied there was no report, but Swinford followed the car. When it. entered the Meridian HilJs zone on U.S. 31, Swinford turned on his siren and red light. The car zoomed ahead at high speed. Swinford radioed state polire to join ihe chase. After the car went off the road and a search for the men failed, state police checked the license number and learned the car belongs to Mildred McVay, Scottsburg. , The car had been stolen sometime after 9 o'clock last night. Ordnance Plan! Gels Pay Hike lToutlv pay increases averaging ll'nc were announced today for 2,(KX) employees of the U.S. Naval Ordnance plant here. The tiike. which takes effect October- 24, is the lirt general wage increase for ttie hourly rated workers since July, 1953. Higgest wage boost? will be received by toolmakers, whose hourly pay will go ip 18c. Machinists, sheet metal workers and electricians will get Vic more. Helpers will g"t 10c and laborer an additional "8c, Hourly rated employees at Ft. Harrison and Camp Atieibory also will benefit from the increase. The new wage level was established as a result of recent survey made of similar wages received throughout this area. An upward adjustment was indicated necessary to bring the ordnance worker to the general area level. Daily Prayer Eternal Father, as v:e en gage in the affairs of life to day, may we be protected from, harm by Thy grace, may ire be empowered for voble service by Thy ttn's dom, and may we be provtU ed txiih daily bread by Thy abundance. Amen. Rev. Stanley J. Mahan Southport Methodist Church, Mixed Up thoughtless robots, obedient tools of the monopolist! clique soviet, ik i y bport' wrues: 'American football damages American youths both physical ly and morally. And that is why it is so widely cultivated in American universities and colleges; it helps to transform youth into animals "It is enough to say here that two such criminals as Gen. Matthew Ridgway and Gen. James Van Fleet made their careers, thanks to their brutality in the stadium, in spile of the fact that their instructors classified them as the worst: students in school. Similarly, Gen. Eisenhower, who had been Ihe second worst student in his class, received his diploma thanks only to his 'good legs." This was openly admitted by his biographer, John Gunther. "The team of the Catholic University of Notre Dame, which has for several years been first in the national league, is further trained by the highest church dignitaries in fanatical hatred for their opponents. At. the request of Cardinal Spcllman, Pope Pius XII sent, a special benediction to the Notre Dame team while Spellman himself assured them that 'their fight will be watched by the entire Catholic world!' "The barbarians, trained in the spirit of the medieval Crusaders' campaigns, did not fail their iihcpherds. In the single year of 1953 their opponents 'earned' 37 broken legs, nineteen broken arms, seven broken ribs, two brain concussions, etc." ( P. 4,0.00 H ammon N it" ,a r tr try-I Storm's a Lid Lifter The tornado that swept across Johnson County and the northern edge of Franklin yesterday unroofed this 2-story frame farm house owned by John L. App. It is located on Ind. 44, about 4 miles west of Franklin. Baby Bom Badly Injured as Tornado Kills Mother A baby girl, born in St Vincent's Hospital minutes after her mother died of injuries suffered in the Franklin tornado, is in critical condition today. Sister Caimel. bead of the hospital's pediatrics de- psrtment., said: The baby own. However, doctors have her on the critical They are worried about possible brain damage," The mother, Coileen Williams, 24, Franklin, died shortly before the birth yesterday, 3'.i hours after she was struck by a falling tree in the yard of her home. Mrs. Williams first was taken to Johnson County Memorial Hospital and then rushed to Indianapolis. Death was due to a fractured skull. The infant, born two weeks p r e m a turely, weighed 5'a pounds. Dr. Francis Arch, resident physician, made the delivery. CONCRETE AUCTION HOUSE FLATTEN FJ Sen-ices for Mrs. Williams will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Vandivier Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial wilt follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Four other persons were injured as the tornado plowed through the north edge of Franklin and the southwest, section of Johnson County about 2:20 p.m. Power and telephone services still were out in parts of the county today from the twister, which crushed a one-story, concrete auction house, blew the roof off the First. Mount Pleasant Church, damaged 30 homes in the city and demolished two farm .houses. Injured when Friddle's auction house c o 1 1 a p s ed were George White. 60, Columbus: Rev. Clarence Davis, Nashville, and another man, unidentified ED ZIEGNER TO REPORT VOTE TRENDS Between now and election day November 2. The News will present a steady flow of reports on the campaign. Kdward Ziegner, veteran political analyst for The News, will be traveling - "..s in the con- g ressinnal d 1 s tricts and r e-porting on the prog ress of Sm-p o r t ant races. The News also will pre-s e n t r e-p o r ts on the General Assembly, and wilt cover important aspects of the races for state offices. In addition, results of polls made through the network of News corres pondents throughout Indiana, as well as results of Midwest surveys election reports, will be published. V II. Ziegner f contests toi (J k is Jfe' seems to be holding her list- by authorities, who was treated for minor injuries. White, who was pinned beneath the jumble of blocks, suffered a crushed right leg and facial cuts. He was reported in fair condition today at Bartholomew County Hospital. Rev. Davis was treated for shock. Ninety-year-old Annie Dol-lens was cut by flying glass from a window at her farm home. Johnson County civil defense units were on duty all night keeping sightseers out. of the Lynnhurst section of Franklin, which bore the brunt of the storm. The Johnson County Red Cross chapter set tip a feeding center in Franklin's Presbyterian Church. Chapter officials said they had not received any requests for housing yet. Apparently the homeless were taken in by relatives and friends, officials said. Many barns were damaged and power lines between Franklin and Trafalgar were knocked out. Two farm homes southwest of Franklin near the Mt. Pleasant Church were blown down. Franklin street department workmen' were busy today clearing away fallen trees, limbs and other debris from the streets which were flooded as blinding sheets of rain sloshed through the town of 7,300 in the wake of the twister. Yanks in Cuba Await Hurricane Wf I'nttfi erm MIAMI,- The Navy sent nearly 1,000 women and children to hurricane shelters at its huge Guantanamo Ray f Cuba I Base today and ordered the aircraft: carrier Salpan and 16 other ships to sea to escape the 115-mile-nn-hour winds of Hurricane Hswl. A weather advisory said the massive storm still was 110 miles southeast of Guanianamo Bay, moving north northeast at about 7 miles an hour. Gale force winds extended out. 125 miles in all directions from the storm's center, and the Weather Bureau warned of "destructive winds, heavy rains and abnormally high tides" in Haiti, eastern Cuba and the eastern Bahamas. , Three thousand Cuban employees of the Guantanamo base were sent home until the blow passes. Rain was falling on the base, a warning of the 1 15-mile-an-hour winds expected later. Flooded o Trees were uprooted, limbs and branches were snapped off and power lines were pulled down by the violent wind. The twister cut a narrow swath 5 miles long through the southwest section of the county. -The News Photo, Bob Doeppers. . Children about to be dismissed from classes for the day were kept at school until the storm abated. A short time before the twister hit Franklin, Owen County was struck by the same storm, bur with less force Spencer, Freedom and Coal City reported wind and water damage. Ail communications from Coal City were down for several hours and several children at school there were cut by flying glass. Plane Kills 2 Children By I'oMri Trtm CLINTON7, Md.-Two small children were killed and their parents were injured today when a burning Air Force F-86 Sabrejet. fighter crashed into the yard of their home after the pilot had bailed out. Officials at nearby Andrews Air Force Base, where the jet fighter was based, said the pilot also was killed when his parachute failed to open. Identification was withheld pending notification of next of kin. Killed by the flaming wreckage which dropped without warning from the sky into the back yard where they were at. play, were Dorothy Vaughan, 4, and her baby brother, John Vaughan III, 2. Their father, John Vaughan Jr., 24, and their mother, Dorothy Vaughan, 23. were rushed to a hospital badly burned. Police believe the parents were injured trying to save their children from the flames. I to, ,:.-o fv Nv . . N I f i y. : , ko -j ""C?"! 1 VENEZUELA. The cross locates today's position of the season's eighth hurricane, Hazel. The broken arrow traces the path taken by the storm since it spawned and indicates the route it is following toward the Bahamas on the way to the open Atlanric. Hazel, with winds of II 5 miles an hour, hit the western tip of Haiti and spun northward toward the eastern end of Cuba, site of the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. AP Wirephoto Map. m Out ymouth f 4? fit t Inch of Rain, More lo Come Indianapolt srecorded approximately an inch, and a half of tain in teh last 30 hours and the weatherman predicted more of the same for the next five day. Precipitation will average half an inch in the north to 1 inch and . heavier amounts in some sections of the south as showers fall tomorrow and Thursday and more over the state Saturday or Sunday. Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees above normal. According to the outlook, the range will be from 70 to 74 in the north and from 78 to 82 in the south. It will be warmer Friday and Saturday and cooler Sunday. Heavy rains and winds up to 50 miles an hour hit Indianapolis yesterday afternoon, turning the sky alternately black and an eerie green and causing some damage in the city. This is the first, time Indian apolis has had more than an inch of rain in a 24-hour period since February 16. There is a deficiency of 9.92 inches of rain from the normal amount expected this time of year in Indianapolis. Lightning struck the south east corner of School 21. 2815 English, tearing off a large piece of cement and knocking several bricks 40 or 50 yards into the school yard. Principal Amos Atkins said 25 windows in the school were cracked but none was broken out of the frame. in More Rain Predicted Tonight More than 4,000 person were homeless today 8S flood waters in the Hammond and Plymouth areas caused millions of dollars' of damage. Plymouth was declared a national disaster area, with the Yellow River still rising, but the Little Calumet. River began dropping at Hammond. Rain slopped tailing before daybreak, but showers were predicted for tonight at Hammond and the sky was overcast at Plymouth. The Red Cross set up a headquarters at the Spalding Hotel in Michigan City to coordinate relief work over all the flooded area in northern Indiana. 2 ROAD?! CLOSED IN" HAMMOND Lt. Col. Don Stimson, commanding officer of the 113th Engineer Battalion, Indiana National Guard, said the flooded Little Calumet River was receding. But two highways across the river U.S. 6 and Ind. 912 at Hammond were closed and rerouted by the high water yet today. It was estimated about 2,000 persons in the Hammond area were homeless. Seventy-five to 80 families in nearby Highland to the south also were routed from their homes. Sandbagging efforts largely were halted this morning, and national guardsmen patrolled flooded areas to prevent looting. About midnight, water brok through dikes just east of Indianapolis Boulevard and threatened to inundate the Tri-Stat Expressway cioverleaf area. Three dikes broke in the residential section of Woodmar ina more crumbled in the Schleicher district. Floodwaters continued their course northward and this morning reached 174th Street. Woodmar Country Club was serving today as headquarters for the military, Red Cross and civil defense officials fighting the onslaught. The Red Cross reported only the tips of the green flags showed above the torrent on the golf course. At .Plymouth, Mayor Harry Danielson said the city had been designated as a national disaster area by the American Red Cross. Four hundred families in Plymouth and 200 families in the Lake of the Woods area near Bremen have been forced to flee. A 15-bIock area in Plymouth was under flood waters. The Yellow River there had risen to 17 feet today with an expected crest of IS feet predicted by tomorrow night. A basement wall at the G & G grocery store on Water Street near the business district collapsed in the surging waters. South Bend sent more police and firemen to Plymouth's aid today. They joined other volunteers who went there yesterday to fight the waters. Chest Total at $370,639 The residential division of the 1954 Community Chest campaign turned in a total of $20.. 453 today to boost total collections to S49.318. Over-all campaign collections to date total 5370,639.69. The seven Indianapolis offices of General Motors Corp. have made a corporation gift of $C5.000 to the Chest campaign. This is an increase of $5,000 over last year and does not include employee donations to the Chest. Employees of Western Electric Co. yesterday contributed $20,004.87 to the Chest drive, an increase of 29 over last year's gift of $15,500. The campaign will end Or. toner 22 and should set a col- lection record, officials said. NEWS FEATURES Pas Business News S Comics o Crossword Vu,, n F.ditorlal.. 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