The Owensboro Messenger from Owensboro, Kentucky on December 10, 1952 · 1
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Wednesday, December 10, 1952
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THE WEATHER KENTUCKY Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday ' preceded by showers in extreme east portion. Fair and cooler Thursday. ' SEVENTY-EIGHTH YEAR No. 292 B,,.omc.Ph.Mnn OWENSBORO, KY., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1952 ' jo' CITY COUNTY IN PATH OF TORNADO Vishinsky Says United Nations Far From Being Instrument Of Peace NEW YORK, Dec. 9 W Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky said today that "unfortunately at present the organization of the United Nations is far from being an instrument of peace." As he sailed for home in luxury Ike Asks For Mac Arthur Plan For Ending War Next President Exchanges Cables With Former U.N. Commander By DON WHITEHEAD ABOARD USS HELENA, Dec. LP President-elect Dwight D. Ei senhower has exchanged cables with Gen. Douglas MacArthur and has asked for MacArthur's plan for ending the Korean War. James C. Hagerty, Eisenhower's press secretary, told correspondents , aboard this cruiser bound for Hawaii: "Since Gen. Eisenhower left Korea, he has exchanged cables with Gen. MacArthur. Of course, the President-elect wants Gen. Mac-Arthur's views and thinking on Korea." Asked if MacArthur has yet submitted his plan, Hagerty replied: "He did not. It was an exchange of cables." (In Washington, a high official in the Defense Department said that if MacArthur has such a plan it is his duty as a soldier to present it through Army channels "without further ado and without making a speech about it." The official declined the use of his name.) . - MacArthur said iaa-p Fridav before the National As sociation of Manufacturers that he had such a plan but would give it to Eisenhower only if the President-elect asked for it. It is understood that when this news reached Eisenhower, he sent a message to MacArthur in New York City expressing a deep interest in the plan. MacArthur's reply was believed to have expressed a readiness to (Continued on Page 2, Column 5) 3,064 Lbs., Of Burley Off One Acre Brings Farmer $1,870.99 Burley tobacco sales aggregated 719,448 pounds on the Owensboro market yesterday- which brought the growers $326,775.52, an average of $45.52 the hundredweight. This was the lowest average of the season and $2.59 the hundred pounds under the opening day sales, according to figures com piled by Paul A. Krampe, super visor of sales. Despite the day's lowest average of the 1952-53 season, a couple of records in individual sales and acreage yields were made on the Owensboro floors. A record yield of burley for a one acre tract was reported yesterday at the Birk-Holman warehouse, where A. Roy-Troutman, Calhoun, Route 1. sold 3,064 pounds for $1,- 870.99. an average of $61.60 the hundredweight. Another mark was broken for a crop average by C. L. Dunn, Stan .- ley, who sold 606 pounds of the bright leaf at the Birk-Holman for $407.46. The average was $67.24 the hundred pounds. Other one-acre yields with good averages made at the Birk-Holman included: Harlan E. Ratliff, Livia, Route 1, 2,150 pounds for $1,305.08, an average of $60.67; C. W. Stevens, Livia, 1,524 pounds for 952.38, average $62.49; Harland Howard, livia, Route 1, 2,810 pounds, for (Continued on Page 2, Column 4) G ood fellow Funds Help Keep Indigent Children In Shoes THE GOOD FELLOWS FUND Previously Reported .$322.00 A Friend nff 1.50 John W. Simpson, Route 2, Utica 25.00 James A. Roberts, U. S..... Navy 5.00 Total . $353. Total ...$353.00 By SANTA CLAUS EDITOR Any father and mother knows the difficulty of keeping energetic, growing boys and girls in shoes. A child must run, jump and play to release that pent-up energy and exuberance which is the mark of the growing boy and girl. Such activity builds strong young bodies, but "it takes its toll of footgear. Even parents who ar well off aboard the French liner Liberte, a reporter asked Russia's chief U. N. spokesman: "Are you coming back for the U. N. meeting m February?", I don't know," Vishinsky re plied with a smile "That depends on a number of things. Vishinsky left behind Andrei Gromvko as head of the Soviet delegation to the U. N. Gromyko, Russian ambassador to London, saw him off. There was no formal good-bye from the U. N. because Vishinsky ignored the custom of givmg notice of his departure. Normally, an agent of Secretary - General Trygve Lie is on band but Vishinsky and Lie are not on speaking terms these days. As he boarded the liner earlier, Vishinsky was asked to say a few words for the newsreel and television cameras. "You asked me to say a few words before my departure," he responded. "I do that with pleasure. The holidays are coming and I will say a few words. "Actually, the first thing. I would like to say is about the United Nations. Although the work of the Assembly isn't finished yet, it shows that the General As sembly does not fulfill its duty for peace. "It's dutv is fighting for peace The verv fact that the Assembly adopted a resolution which is not promoting peace snows mat lis work as an instrument of peace is not satisfactory." Vishinsky apparently had in mind the U. N. adoption -of an Indian resolution to end the Ko rean War. It provided protection for Communist prisoners who do not wish to return to their home land. Russia has demanded the re turn of all prisoners, willing or otherwise. Thirteen Soviet representatives were in the party that sailed with Vishinsky. Their passage cost about $3,800, a French Lines official estimated. ' . f. . egregaiion in Schools Argued Before Court WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 W The Supreme Court heard clashing ar guments today on a major issue: Is it legal to have separate schools for Negroes and whites? Negro lawyers pleaded .with the tribunal to strike down such segre- gation as unconsitutional. Op posing atorneys contended that separation of the races is legal so long as educational opportunities are equal. The Supreme Court, in effect, was being urged to meet the issue head-on; to uphold or throw out a doctrine it laid down m a ae- cision in 1896. It held then that separate facilities for the races are constitutional if they are equal. Teeing off on arguments that will run on for three days, Robert Carter of New York, a Negro at torney, contended that "no state has any &thority" to divide its citizens by race. Regardless of whether Negro schools are just as good as white, he said, the very fact of segrega- ( Continued On Page 2, Column 3) SHOPPING DAYS LEFT BUYCH2BTMM$EAl$ financially will tesify. thalf keeping the children's feet warm through out the cold winter months is drain on the pocket book. Think then how much more difficult it is for the destitute parents who are barely able to supply their children with food. They can patch up old clothes, again and agam, if neces sary, but not so with shoes. One re soling is about all they will stand and some not even that. There are little folks in this city whose mothers or grandparents, or invalid fathers simply do not have the resources to keep their chil dren in shoes. That fact was dis covered several years ago at one of the Goodfellows Christmas Tree parties. The children were bright-( Continued on Pag 16, Column 1) r6 f j-) a we GOTTA? I 0 4lj II V.' - STRUCK BY TORNADO Scattered furniture and debris mark the spot where a violent ''twist J . -1- Wet LouiW.Ue f , t ' , -L K Jff - r J J PATH OF TORNADO The sands of dollars in damage yes-above map shows the path taken terday. .The tornado, apparently by the tornado that caused thou - originating somewhere near West Navy Planes Level Red Rail Centers SEOUL, Wednesday, Dec. 10 W Navy planes Tuesday laid waste to four big North Korean rail centers in the biggest carrier-based bombing strike of the Korean War. It was the northernmost strike of the war. ' Bombers from the carrier Essex pounded the , giant Honyung rail center in extreme Northeastern Korea. Other U. S. and British fighfer- bombers wiped out rail lines and supply dumps at Musan Magin and Hyesanjin. The Navy sent 352 individual flights roaring out against ; the Communists. : Navy pilots said the vital rail trunk at Honyung was wiped out completely. The rail yards lie in the heart of the border city. Honyung is at the northeastern tip of the Korean strip which thrusts far north of the rest of Korea. Communist Manchuria sur rounds this strip on three sides. Honyung is close to Soviet Rus sian territory and is almost as far (Continued on Page 16, Column 6) No Agreement Reached On Commissioner Appointment It appeared to be a definite possibility Tuesday that the vacancy in the post of Owensboro commissioner of finance and public safety, created by the death of W. E. Daniel Nov. 30, may not be filled for an indefinite period. This appeared likely after no action was taken on the appointment of a new commissioner at Tuesday's session of the city commission. Commissioner Ben W. Hawes would say only that he and Mayor LeRoy Woodward had reached no conclusion on the appointment. He had no further cbm- J- " F er" struck the home of Buck Trodglen on the Lyddane Bridge Road Tuesday. The home and the Putnam Hopes To Have WSB At Work This Week By WILLIAM O. VARN WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 W) Economic Stabilizer Roger L. Putnam said today he hopes to have a new Wage Stabilization Board ready for work by the end of the week but the president of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce quickly urged business men not to serve on the board. Putnam had barely finished voicing his hope at a news conference when a statement from Laurence Lee, the chamber president, was distributed to newsmen. He opposed not only the participation of industry represen tatives to put the wage board back on business, but continuance of the whole wage-price control program as well. "The administration's wage and price control program is but a sham and any service on the wage board would be a waste of time," Lee said. . 1 The 'statement from the huge businessmen's organization made (Continued on Page ! 16, Coulmn 2) ment and the mayor had no com' ment at all. Whether the two officials have been unable to agree on a choice was purely a matter for speculation. Mayor Woodward has not stated a preference, but Commissioner Hawes has said he favors Eugene Gilbert, who ran third in the commissioners' race in, 1951. It is generally believed that Gilbert would not be acceptable to Woodward. If Woodward and Hawes are unable to agree on a successor to (Continued on Page 16, Column 4) 4 furnishings were a complete loss. No one was in the house when the tornado struck. The house Louisville, swept through Sorgho, the outskirts of Owensboro and other communities, reaching Tell Traffic Survey Of Owensboro Is Completed By The State Highway Department The representatives of the State Highway Department met with Mayor LeRoy Woodward and Police Chief Vernie Bidwell. yesterday to present a preliminary report on the Highway Department s iramc survey of Owensboro. Those meeting with Woodward and Bidwell were Joseph F. Rice, of the traffic division of the State Highway Department m Frankfort; M. G. Gregory, of the Hignway Department district office at Mad- isonville, and Fount Crowe Jr., of the department's district office at Bowling Green $1,000 LOSS The above barn, located on the farm of B. O. Kelly on the Lyddane Bridge Road, was '""" X r:,.;. , , ,r-,. .. C " : : if t:;y 0 j was a frame structure. (Photo by Paul Parker) City, Ind. The tornado struck Sorgho at about 3:15 p. m. and reached Tell City at about 5 p. m. Rice presented the report to the city officials. It included the results of a traffic count made here in August and September of this year and made three tentative rec-omendations to alleviate the traffic problem in Owensboro. The survey of the average annual daily traffic flow, which occurs at least 50 times a year or on an average of once a, week, was made by taking the traffic count at key intersections for a 24-hour period. On the 2nd Street intersections, (Continued on Page 16, Column 1) flattened by the tornado as it swept through that section yesterday. Kelly said the building was 1 Wind Knocks Out Communications, Levels Barns And Homes; Is Injured By Falling Glass At Sorgho Buildings Of Medley Distilling Co., and Owensboro . Forging Co. Damaged; WVJS Power Service Is Disrupted; Storm Sweeps On Through Maceo And Into Hancock County At Lewisport And Across River Info Tell City. , ' By FRED SENTERS and CHARLOTTE BAUMGARTEN A violent tornado, bearing rain, hail and unseasonal lightning and thunder, cut a narrow path of destruction across Daviess and Hancock Counties Tuesday afternoon. . - Communications were knocked out, roofs were ripped from buildings, and some farmers saw the work of months dissipate as the twister leveled barns in which their tobacco crops were stoied. No Immediate estimation of damages was possible, but indications were that it will run into thousanas- of dollars. The tornado, apparently originating near West Louisville in the western part of Daviess County, traveled about 32 miles in a straight line reaching to Tell City, Ind. In its path were Sorgho, the western outskirts of Owensboro, the neighborhood of Maceo and Thruston, the old Rockport-Maceo ferry, the Lewisport section, Haw-esville and Tell City. The storm hit Sorgho at 3:15 p. m. and reached Tell City at about 5 p. m. As far as could be learned, only one person was injured as a result of the twister. Johnny Ebelhar, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Ebelhar, received a cut head when a falling pane of glass struck him. The glass fell from a transom at Sorgho school. The boy, a pupil of St Mary Mag dalene School, had stopped at the Sorgho school to change .buses. He was taken to Our Lady of Mercy Hospital here by H. K. Hamblin, principal of the Sorgho school. The lad was given first aid treatment and returned to his home. Families Homeless At least two families were known to be homeless. Deputy Sheriff Bill Thompson reported. Mr. and Mrs Percy Robertson, tenants of t h e James Kennady farm, Rudy Road, lost their house when the wind ripped it apart. Mrs. Robertson was sitting on a sofa inside the four-room frame dwelling, holding a baby in her arms. The tornado knocked apart the house, blew her and the child out into the field. Both suffered bruises but neither was hurt seriously, Thompson reported. - The' house of B u c k ' Trodglen, West 5th Street Road, was demolished. Furniture was scattered "in all directions," Thompson said. The House and its belongings were a complete loss. No one was at home at the time the twister swept through. ; Number of Buildings Hit The number of houses, barns and farm buildings in the county that were leveled or damaged by the raging wind was not known definitely last night. Verified reports included two barns leveled and a house damaged on the farm of former County Judge James R. Wilson, near Sorgho; one barn leveled on the P. J. Miller farm, Henderson Road; two barns- one filled with cattle and sheep and another with tobacco as well as tenant house on the James Kennedy farm, immediately across West Highway 60 from the WVJS towers; a barn on the B. O. Flly Farm, west of Kennady's place was lost. The houses of Dr. Thomas Boldrick and Thomas E. Payne, also in that immediate vicinity, were damaged. The . tornado next struck at the Medley Distilling Co., where it tore the. roof from a fabricated steel warehouse. It leveled an abandoned brick boiler house at the Field Packing Co. In the Maceo area, a tobacco barn, filled with corn and hajr valued at $1,000. (Photo by Paul Parker) barn was blown down' on the Ben Hawes farm; a home and barn was leveled on the Waitman Taylor farm near Lewisport. Bus Driver Saw Twister Coming Harvey Reid, a bus. driver of the Daviess County school system and who was at the Sorgho school at the time the tornado hit, said ' he saw the "twister" coming He described it as a large cloud that looked like a "funnel-shaped puff of smoke" sweeping across the fields. He said there were only a few children on his bus since the school bell had not yet rung. Reid called the children from the bus and got them into the school for pro- , tection just as the tornado hit at 3:18, he said. The bus was not damaged. Sorgho School Damaged Mrs. L. E. Wilson, a teacher at the school, said the wind ripped-large sections of the roof from the building and knocked out several window panes. Teachers tried to. get the children to lie on the floor or crawl under their desks but they were too frightened, she said. Much of the damage to the school was caused by rain which leaked through the torn roof. Darkness Stops School But Another school bus driver, Charles Grant, said he was going to the Stanley School when the fringe of the storm struck. Darkness, he described as so "black I could bare ly see the white line on the highway," swept over the bus. Hail stones as "large as small marbles started pelting the bus. Grant said he "eased the bus" along until he was able to park it behind the Stanley School. About two inches of hail covered the ground, he said. The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church also was damaged by the storm. The church, located near the Sorgho School, had several stained glass windows broken. Judge James R. Wilson Horn The storm damaged the home of former Daviess County Judge James Wilson on the Lyddane Bridge Rd. minutes after a funeral service was compieiea mere, as the tornado hit the home, Judge Wilson and his family were passing through the tornado's fringe enroute to Rose Hill Cemetery. The services had been for Miss Mary Shauntee, deceased sister of Mrs. Wilson., Mrs. Delbert J. Glenn and Mrs. Ira Taylor Jr. were in the Wilson, home when the twister hit. Win dows of the residence were blown out, plaster was shaken from the walls, barns and outbuudings were leveled. Considerable damage was done by rain blowing through the windows, but neighbors gathered quickly and helped close the leaK-ing spots. Truck Lifted Off Road When Earl Phelps Jr., an em- Dlove of the Glenn Funeral Home, was returning to the -Wilson home for funeral equipment, he said, uie wind lifted the truck he was driv ing and set it down again. Damage At wieeney uisTiuery On the outskirts of Owensboro, a Medley Distilling Co. truck was pushed about 100 feet, and the roof of a fabricated sieei warehouse was ripped open. A truck that was approximately half loaded with tax-paid whiskey at the time the tornado struck was lifted off its wheels several times. The wholesale warehouse where the truck was loading was shaken so badly that whiskey cases stacked in it were almost toppled. The roof of the building was lifted pulling the supporting , pillars from their anchorage. . Damage to the steel warehouse, was extensive and permitted rain (Continued On Page 2, Column t) Today's Chuckle A woman columnist points out that there are 30 per cent more men than women in mental hospitals. . - Okay, okay; but who puts them there. Kentucky Wesleyan College tonight will play host to the Centre College Colonels of Danville at the Sportscenter at 8 o'clock. The game will be broadcast locally by radio stations WOMI and WVJS. - i i

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