The Indianapolis News from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 30, 1956 · 23
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Wednesday, May 30, 1956
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Mickey McCarty Scxys: Wedneiday, May 30, 1956 Page 23 THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS Sporfi, Pages 37-34 Suiintit Ntwi, Pay 35 Comci, Pog JO; TV, 14, 3 1 DON'T QUOTE ME FELLOW TAXPAYERS: A voice from Congress has been I added to th:tt of scores of other j Individuals who think midweek I holidays like today's Memorial 1 Pay not only are a msjjor nui-I sauce hut a terrific expend. '500' Fans Storm Trains, Buses, Cabs The eiincresslonal voire just beard from is that of Representative Henry Latham r - . - - .. . . U- N-V-)l I has introduced I rrndu I inn ,'i providing ttiat . if Washington's 's ' i birthday, Me morial Day, lull c p e n il e lire Day and Armistice Day do not tall on h y J Monday, they will he celebrated on the nearest Monday. In a way, Latham's siingestinn Is similar to our own proposal to designate the last Sunday In May as Memorial Day and observe it for extracurricular activity the following day. MicUev By THE NEWS sri EDW AV SLUT Public transportation oliioiais today vveat out a tremendous flood ot passengei-s to the Scedwiiy Spoke.snten for the Indianapolis Transit Co.. New York Central Railroad and city taxicab cited the major reason - lor the heavier business was threate-niiig weather conditions and lear i'i a muddy infield at too track. At 10 a in today, 6! liuse were on a shuttle ojvoi'o lion from downtown lo toe track ft t ltilh and ieorgetow n Road "We're swamped." an u:;inal of the New York Central r"irled. noting that buslines was runiiiiv; about one-third mote tlian last year. Tne railroad runs a siuittl spruce which leaves every 15 minutes from Union Stall. n lor the track A harassed laxieab o'fietHl iamr-nled: "Thev have been running our panis o't." The tab hal I 1. forces o all vehicles in opeiaiiou H""" Scores of phone rails News spoils depa'-tiiU'iit distant, as i'ah:o. nia. Neville weather and whetue I, oil! all over the country flooded The e-.te;-day. Iiajuiries from pom's as Yorjs and )ilahom.i all asked the raee was sun on. Billions Lost: 'Economists .tell me, says Representative Latham, that midweek holidays cause nn annual loss in production oi from $4 to S5 billion because of interruptions in tho even flow of manufacturing ami distributing. There is no question that tile Moudav celebration of such holidavs would be socially bene-j ficial to Americans. The split-week cruses absenteeism, financial loss and decreased production." Motorists who diiln'l mind walking a f-w Mocks to tlin ra e track today Rot off rather cheaply as far as parking charges went. Lots 6 to 7 blocks away from (lie track generally were charging .SI for parking. Others within 2 or ,'J blocks of the track posted y; fpes. And one lot items the utreet from date 6 on Georgetown was charging S.". Harry McQuinn's DeSoto convertible, duplicate of the official pace car, had a harmful psychological effect on seveial persons when the vehicle appeared on the track at 8:30 a.m. with its top up. Shouting objectors caused red-faced officials to hurriedly put down the top. The oi ficial pace car already had its toj) down on ihe track, Tickets for today's race were still available at 10 a.m. The announcer at the track said through the public address system tht seats were available in the reserve bleachers on the turns and in the unreserved bleacher section on the backstrctch. 134 AND UP , Y ; I' T s , t. V4 v ;4 ' . i tKt s' . I bo .1 - I Vs5 v' ruv..'A T - f t V4i i , a " ks 4 j vx f iv 3L . s S 1 , - S Cleanups Started in 2 Counties Itv IIXIfOI D Hit I.O( lv. Slatr. tlibtor ('or bundled of central In- munity from raiting water that dinim people, holiday plans lay eovered tho.iMiids ol acres of i. , , , , , ... rich river hotioui farm land, burled under mud and waler d .1. Il.uvoith. county u al agiMil. said in o s t Hie New York representative has bad a tremendous' response, both in mall and telegrams, to his legislative proposal. Support tor it runs about 95 out of every 10(1 pieces of correspondence. One Long Island department store lias placed signs in its windows, saying. "Hurray tor Monday Holidays." Many messages congratulate Representative Latham for taking such a forward step "in the right direction" I Experts Far Apart on Speed Guesses By Y. F. FOY JR., Sports Editor I N D I A N APOLIS MOTOR taps in respect to SPEEDWAY Tony Uuiman, chairman of the board of the world's greatest race course, estimated the speed of the race at 134 960. dead have spol t. p, and lost our soldier to those heroes who their lives in this Gallant Helper Pudciles in the infield ot the Speed way prove no problem for blue-jeaned Carol Clark, West Lebanon. With the aid of Flod Wissen, 2026 Roosevelt, a guard at the track, she was able to ford the water hazards without the worry of wet feet. The News. Photo, Robert Lavelle. Big Backing: .Letters and elegraras picked at random from his files have brought many pledges of support. A Santa Monica iCal.) businessman: "Monday holidays will produce obvious good beyond that available for the national nervous system in securing an unbroken rest from the week's work now and then." A New York businessman: "Please be informed that our company, employing approximately lab people, would be .strongly in favor of such a bill being passed." A resident of Pennsylvania: "We have been waiting for years for some courageous statesman to take t his stand: we are spreading the word and more will follow." Representative K. Rim Adair, Ft. Wayne Republican, says he has become more add more inclined to favor the Lath man resolution. "I've given it considerable thought." lie added, "and can't see anything radically wrong with it." Adair used his own office as an example. Because of the midweek holiday, he said, he agreed to give everyone on his staff some extra days oft this week. Traveling: A Cali t o r n ( California at- i e v wrote Latham that the financial results of the resolution ... would greatly benefit operators of planes, trains, buses, boats, hotels, motels and resorts because people more frequently will have sufficient time in which to actually get some distance from home plate. A man from Philadelphia said he'd go even further and make the second, or third, Monday of February "the presidents birthday" when each person could pay tribute to "the president of his choice, even Jefferson Davis." Representative Latham's resolution is now in House judiciary subcommittee No. 4. of which Representative James B. Frazier. Jr. 'D., Tenn.) is chairman. Hearings on the proposal may be held before Congress adjourns for the summer recess. Any Hoosiers who wish to support the measure may write 10 their own Congressmen and alo Representative Frazier. So. here's an opportunity to get ome national action on a much-needed calendar change. In the meantime. let's all make today's Memorial Day a memorial to greater safety on our highways. Paul Russo was the first driver up near the starting line. He was looking for credentials for Mrs. Russo. They were repairing little spots on the edges of the track-where the water had caused damage. Clarence Cagle. superintendent said: "The ground is in fairly good shape." Joe Clout ir. treasurer of the Speedway, said the race would be 134.960 miles an hour. Ros-coe Turner, the fast flying man, was high in this estimate of speed. He said it would be be tween 139 and 140. T Virginia Mayo and Michael O'Shea, her Hollywood husband, had stiff necks from looking up at photographers on towers before the race. They took their ride around the race track at 10:30. Bob Svveikert. the defending champion, said he had no predictions. "All I want to do is finish the race." He said it would be all right if he got the same place as last year. Sid Collins, chief announcer of the 180-station Speedway network, guessed 133.790 as the race speed. The first sign of sun came at 10:05. Sam Hanks was the first one to fire up his car in the piis. At 10:43 four trumpeters from the Purdue band sounded Seven Injured in Traffic Here Seven persons, including an here vibrating." Jim RaUiniann 1 8-year-old boy, were injured in it O'Connor was asked Ii.-av he felt by Track Announcer Irish Horan. 'I'm just sitting said, "I'm nervous, too." Benson Ford and Jack Miliis of the Ford company made a compfete tour of the pits before Ihe race sta''ted. While Brian Sullivan was singing "Back Home in Indiana" 1,000 little balloons were turned loose from a tent just back of-the parquet seats. Huiman tood up and waved to the drivers as all cars got running for the 40th annual. Boys Held in Meter Thefts Two teen-age boys were arrested by police last night after they tried to break into parking meters in the 400 block of Massachusetts. Taken to Juvenile Aid Division, they were charged with pieliminary larceny and burglary. The two were arrested in the fiOD block of Massachusetts after Ruth Berninger. 40SV Massachusetts, reported their actions to police. Three other parking meters at the north side of Ohio near New Jersey were broken into last night. Police believe the meters were opened with a key. Race Highlights on TV at 6:45 Highlights of the 500 -Mile Race today will be shown on NBC-TVs News Caravan to-right at 6:45 on WFBM-TV. It will be telecast in color. The program will be narrated by Newscaster John Cameron Sw"v pp. v lot J fil if ' ',. I " ' " ' Is: j- "f i ' , K. ' '., s - f : . .-'- f - 1 ' ti-illlil-Mil-lfillili-lllil-'iiiiiiTi-liiilit mi ill J Indianapolis traffic accidents last night. The boy. Steve Spilman. 810 E. 58th. was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk near 59th and College, police said, when he was struck by a car leaving a filling station. He was treated at Methodist Hospital. The driver. Rev. Fdwin F. Sahm, 50, nti'.i2 Central, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, was not held. Two teen-age girls were hurt in a two-car crash at State and Market. Nancy Lewis, 16. 1034 Harlan, and Judy Jones, 15. l(Ki7 Harlan, were treated at St. Francis Hospital. Bolh were passengers in a car driven by Donald C. Emmons. 17, 921 Villa. Police identified the other driver as Lee Yaughan See, 29. Huron Hotel. Robert Hendricks. 17. and Robert Hinds, 17, bolh of tiear Pittsboro. were injuied in a collision of two cars shortly after midnight at 12th and Exeter. They were treated at General Hospital. Police aid ihey were passen gers in a car driven by Max Walls, 18. of near Pittsboro. The olher driver was Robert Allen Buckler. 2(5, 1739 N. Alton. Police said a car driven by Robert A. Beasly, 18, 1141 Mount, struck a fireplug at 10th and Belmont, injuring the driver, and James Powell, 19, of near Brooklyn. Ind. Powell was reported in fair condition at General Hospital with a cut chin. Beasly was treated at the hospital for a cut over the right eye. CURRENT GETS THE BEST OF PLUCKY PIG SppciH I Ihm Sew FRANKLIN, Ind.-- For a while it looked like the plucky little s vv i in m e r might save himself. But the current in rampaging Sugar Creek was too much. While a doen spectators watched helplessly from ihe tlood'- damaged I n d . 4 4 bridge, tile .small victim slipped off the hank. The current swept him under the bridge. 1iien backwash swung him through a huge gap which Sugar Creek had slashed in the road. A cheer went up from the watchers as he paddled upstream toward tiie bank. He was less than 2 feet from safety when undertow jerked him below. This time the little brown and white pig was too exhausted to keep his head tip. The crowd sighed and watched him drown. Parts of 2 Streets to Be Resurfaced Tiie state Highway Department today announced plan to resuiface bumpy Northwestern between Kith and Fail Creek. Bids for the project will lie opened June IP. The department said bids will be opened the same day for resurfacing more than 2 miles of Massachusetts find. .'07 1 from the east city limits near Emerson to the highway's junction with 3Sth find. (i7l. Other resurfacing projects include nearly 5 miles ol Ind. 9 in Hancock County, extending south from Ind. 234: fi miles of Ind. 9 in Hancock and Madison Counties, from Ind. 234 to Ind. t7 Pendleton: nearly a half mile of Ind. 13 in Fortville, Hancock County, from Ind. t7 to Ind. 23S. TODAY'S DEFINITION PtSSIMIST Tht person who Thomas i olwayt rfoei better today than he expects to do tomorrow. Catwalk Fall YINOENNES, Iud Herman F. Bickneli, nell, died yesterday fell from a catwalk pairing a II. W. plunged Fatal i AIM 41. Biclc- fl'ter iie while re- ntilaling fan at. the Grossard plant. He through tiie ceiling ot today. Mops and buckets picnic baskets for flood victims in Morgan and Johnson Counties. Rampaging s reams were dropping fast, in tle areas, hut more howei added to the gloom of cleanup chores. The using waters of While River's ral (oik menaced south-central Indiana today with 'Juil bundles evacuated trom r.verside homes wc-t of Columbus. Tiie slate's mo-1 scrioii, (litod danger moved south last night after cential Indiana experienced Us worst floods' mtice 113. The east loik of White River was expected to cwst ft I Columbus today about T teet above flood stage. The river was not forecast to crest at Seym. air until tomorrow-, nlxnit 1 teet above flood stage. due freakish casualty of last weekends downpour was a 2-story building in downtown Kokonio. lis roof and one wall collapsed because of an accumulation of water on the root. I ..m,, Re was e-iimaieu ,u yiniUMi. There was lilne joy m Camp Joy. n resort area or. Sug ir Creek east of Wl.lteland. where all but two of the 22 cottages were flooded. Deputy sheriffs rescued a pa r t 1 y-ivaralyed Indianapolis woman, Mrs. Paul McPherson, IH'Jli N. Alabama, by boat Monday night after she fell from her collage porch at Camp Joy. They were unable tc teach her expensive tier man shepherd dog. The dog, chained to its doghouse, was found drowned Inst night. Hooding of Sugar Crock occurred so fast Monday night, that water rose 5 feet in 3(1 minutes in William Mann's home on Ind. 41 we: t of Franklin. At Wavcrly, four families were evacuated and water lapped at the foundations of scores of home in the community on Ind. 37. Hardest hit were the homes of Lei a Cecil, and Mr. and Mrs. Onier Trusty . A section of the Pennsylvania Railroad spur hue into Camp Atterbury lay twisted ami ruined 2M0 feel east of C.S. 31. Sugar Creek undercut the trackhed, anil flowed over the road, but the key highway was reopened last, night. Flood waters were held out of Martinsville by a recently constructed levee just west of the city. The levee, part of n bridge building project three years ago on Ind. 39, saved the com- ii pi.n i it fanners in Ihe aiea ,n,j their corn planted and many just recently had lunshcil planting soybeans He s;ud there would be time to repi uit the corn, Morgan County Sheriff Via oung Mih, si, de p,ihri ihi, a boat Id ic-eue I he Jackson family oi si irom their homn lit the loui.'iihb smith of Mar-tillsv die Ind. 3T w.i- opeuiM this morning south of Wiueily Bl th i; ter oi.ut v ivredeU iinly roads leuiauu'd a few closed. NEW SERVICE Weather Data to Aid Air Visitors M.u.s nroduet ion w eatber fore-caslim; has been set up to hrlr speed the Soo pilots ol private planes here for Ihe ."mil Milr liar on t hf'ir vv ay home. Minieo'-raplied copies of lln litest weilher lororast were readv to he h,ind''i lo each pilot leaving Weir Cook and Shank Airpoi ,s Special lorei'ists for -pecififT areas were to lie provided by n mobile phone and ,t walkie-talkie. The mobile phone w as set up at Sh.oik Airport because heavy rains cut mil regular telephone service. l'.o weather toreeast-ers are on duty lo provide the legular went her lorccast and In get special loieca-ts for pilots needing liiem Two weather- forecasters are on duly in the airplane parking urea at Weir Cook and the w n I kip-1 i !k ii- keeps them in touch ui;h the mam weather oil ice in the tower. 4 Nine other vv eat her forecasters, including Chief Meteorologist Wallace Bert rand, are on duty in tiie main office "This is the lirsi time vse'vat ever mass-produced weather reports for the pilots." Bert rand said. ''But each year in the past there has been such a mad rush of plane- to leave we went sw amped " "Tills new system should help ease the pair a little," he added. School Buses Busy MAI i IS i . i CP i Wisconsin school buses transported 1 49, 7 pupils and traveled 31,750-niiO miles in the l!l55-5(5 school ens. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS the one-story a drill press. plant, and struck WEATHER FORECAST Garbo's Wish Comes True She's Alone Weather Bureau Aggie and Wife Spotted at the race was a familiar figure race car owner J. C. Agajanicn in his 10-gallon hat and a not-so-famtliar one his wife. The News Photo, Bob Doeppers. v Tinder Attacks Pinball Order Prosecutor John G. Tinder's staff yesterday fiied a motion in Superior Court 1 asking the court to set aside a temporary restraining order that prevents the prosecutor from seizing pin-ball machines. Special Judge Earl Townsend granted the temporary' restraining order to Music Operating Inc., several months ago. The prosecutor's office asked that the order be set aside because the prosecutor is a judicial officer and cannot be restrained from performing his duties by another judicial officer. Tinder argues free games a'e a violation of the 1935 slot machine act. By the, r.S 1 ( Omlm ttem II I. WI47HM 1UDI4U Central Davlitiht Timet Temperature l'esterday Predicted Record This Iat lear Ago Low... 64 (5 a.m.) 6, 37 1889-1947 46 High ... 84 M p.m.) 85 94 1895 66 By BOB 1 AM L I r Can you picture Marilyn Remembei being Barometer (Sea Level) - Inches Millibars 7 a.m 30.U2 1016 Noon 3u,00 1016 Sunrise, 5:20 Sunset, 8:05 occasional showers or thunderstorms, cooler northwest and extreme north; low tonight in the 6Us, high tomorrow ranging from 75-80 extreme north to 85-94 south. VVcktntr 7 10 a m. H:,i rw ' :..a-.t en. .d-. y : B.-a.. Li Bomb Kills Two Britons on Cyprus NICOSIA. Cyprus (AP A bomb tossed into the hack of an army truck crowded with British soldiers killed two and wounded 20 others outside Fa-magusta today. Twelve of the wounded were in serious condition. British authorities attributed the bomb tossing to EOKA, the Greek Cypriot underground. The troops were returning to their camp after a rehearsal for a parade to mark tomorrow's observance of the queen's birthday. The incident occurred on the army's "Golden Sands" holiday camp just outside town. , Humidity yesterday: High, 100: low , 61. Precipitation for 24 hours j ending 7:30 a.m., trace. Total ' precipitation since January 1, j 16. ot) inches. Deticicncy, .72. I Average temperature yester-j day, 74, ' Total degree' below 65 since juiy i, .j, i ok. .sormai, j.jij. Indianapolis and Central Indiana. -Mostly cloudy, continued warm and humid, scattered showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon and tonight with chance of locally severe thunderstorms; tomorrow partly cloudy, continued warm and humid, occasional showers or thunderstorms: high this afternoon in the mid 8us. low tonight 67, high tomorrow 85. Indiana Partly cloudy, continued warm and humid, scattered showers and thundershow-ers late this afternoon and to night with possible locally severe 10:30 a.m. 74 thunderstorms central and 11:30 a.m 77 north; partly cloudy tomorrow, 12:30 .8 rn. 78 TO a m. .en. .a? . C.yidy i.i:i..,'lL...: .... I :eiiu . . . . !.w Yur .N-fo. i:a:.omi City .. o:i.! a P:. o,'.r Pitutiviizh St. Louis San re.onia , . . . San L!.r', San Francisco . . Seaeif Jwjth Bciia .... WaihiiiZtwt, D C '.Vc.'i' . (.'fir S8 9:i Hourly Temp. Humidity 6:30 a.m. .. 7:30 a.m. . . 8:30 a.m. .. 9:30 a.m. .. 74 82 82 79 73 80 76 75 Monroe or Grace Kelly forgotten in a few years? Seems impossible, doesn't it, but the United States Post Office doesn't remember dltLTA i AUBO. the brilliant, film star of a generation ago. A letter recently was sent from Sweden to ihe great "I want to be alone's" address in Hollywood. It was returned. "Receiver Unknown in U.S.A." The letter, incidentally, informed Greta she had inherited 8(i0 Swedish crowns tJIfiOi from an uncle who died recently. "I'm very surprised," gulped Arv id Stroeinbaeck, the estate's executor, when the letter came back. "I thought most people In the United States knew about Greta Garbo," he added in the understatement of the day. Before-and-aftep pictures of a $200,000 home leased by MARIO LANZA were shown in court in connection with a $40,461 damage suit filed by the owner. Actress Kay Lnglish. She claims tiie singer damaged her Beverly Hills home "beyond ordinary wear and tear" in the 28 months he and his family lived there. She listed liquor and wine stains on furniture and rugs, cig.iiette burns, shattered furni-tute. missing silverware and j glassware and assorted damages to the patio, terrace and terrace barbecue and lily pond. The Lanzas paid $1,250 a month rent. British Actress JOAN' COLLINS won a divorce from Maxwell Reed after she told a judge Reed once told her she "looked terrible" and "had no talent." Miss Collins agreed to pay Reed $5,930 and attorney fees. He originally sued her for divorce and demanded $1,250 a month alimony on the ground she was the family breadwinner. They were married in 1952 and separated in 1954. (, B.'ihy LeRny," the child movie slur who retired 20 years ago .it the aye of 47 He's alx'ul to become a f a t h e r. Now a lifeguard, BON A LI) I.I.ICOV OVLR-ACKKK. said he and his wife, Patricia, expect in July. After beginning his career when R mouths old. Baby I.eRoy retired and grew up in obscurity in Al-hambra. Cal. Super in a n isu t. inv incible after all. Actor I.LOIU.K KKKVKS, who days Superman in television, bus filed a $500.. 0M) damage suit over a March J traffic accident, alleging h suffered iniuries to his left sid and arm that may impair his earning power. He sued a Cali-fornia, trucking firm and one of its drivers. A . F vt I J' "" i I if : f iff- iV - & Royal Review WOLVERHAMPTON, England Princess Margaret, wearing the cap and uniform of the Girl Guide organization, in-spects 8,000 Girl Guides and Brownies of the Staffordshire area in cere-monies at this west-central English city. AP Wirephoto. r-

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