The Progress-Index from Petersburg, Virginia on October 14, 1959 · Page 1
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Petersburg, Virginia
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The Weather Cloudy with rain tonight and tomorrow. Sun sets today :__5:35 Sun rises tomorrow 6:18 (Other Weather Data On Page 15) Be Orefu! Motorists be careful when you turn corners. Pedestrians, who have the right-of-way, might be crossing the street into which you are turning. VOL. XCV--No. 102 DIAL RE 2-3456 PETERSBURG-COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1959 PRICE: FIVE CENTS (AP Wlrephoto) ONE DAY EARLY -- President Eisenhower views a big square birthday cake presented to him on White House lawn prior to his takeoff for Abilene, Kans., where he will celebrate his 69th birthday today. Three miniature oak trees with real acorns--symbolizing three real trees which also were presented io him by GOP national, senatorial and' congressional committees--adorn the cake. Eisenhower Marfcs His 69th Birthday President Leaves Old Home Town For Return to Capital ABILENE, Kan. (AP)--Abilene High School pupils sang "Happy Birthday Ike" as their most famous alumnus, President Eisenhower, left his old home town for the return trip to Washington today. This was the 60th birthday of the President, who Tuesday broke ground for the library which will house his presidential and military- papers. Eisenhower took off by'helicop- ter at 7:20 a. m. on a 22-mile hop to Schilling Air Force Base near Salina, where he boarded his jet plane for the flight to Washington. The jet left Schilling at 7:50 a.m. The President got plenty of birthday cakes--one Tuesday and two more today. Most of the Abilene High School student body, including the band, was clustered around the hotel this morning. As the President came out the door, two sisters ducked under a rope holding back the crowd and made an unscheduled presentation of one of the cakes. They were Suzanne and Debbie FroelicH, ages 5 and 7, daughters o r Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Froelich of Enterprise, Kan. "Hello there," said the beaming President. "Thank you very much." Then up stepped Rick Thornton, president of the Abilene High School Student Council, and Carol Saulmon, council member. They gave the President a small white cake, decorated with red, green and yellow trimmings and inscribed with a simple, "Happy Birthday." In a loud, firm voice, Thornton told the President: "Mr. President, on behalf of Abilene High School which honors you as its No. 1 alumnus,, we present to you this small birthday gift which expresses in our small way the appreciation we have of you as the leader of our great country. Abilene High School says 'Happy Birthday Ike.' " Eisenhower shook hands with the youngsters and thanked them. The pupils, accompanied by the hand, then lustily sang the birthday song. Eisenhower; accompanied by his brother, Milton Eisenhower, was whisked to the Abilene airport, where he boarded the helicopter. At schilling, Eisenhower was presented a hnnd-lcttered scroll, (Continued On Page 2) Permits Will Let Gals Wear High Heels in Mobile MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Spike heels are illegal in Mobile but a way is provided for women to wear them without breaking the law. Women will be given a permit which will relieve the city of re. sponsibility in any accidents resulting from falls on city streets and sidewalks. The free permit would apply for all spike heels a woman owns. ' An ordinance adopted by the city commissioners bans heels higher than IVz inches which are less than an inch in diameter. The ordinance was proposed last week after the commissioner; were told that about 50 damage suits had been filed against the city during the past two years by women who had fallen on streets and sidewalks. Nixon to Rest !n Florida Sun To Vacation Before Hard Politicking WASHINGTON AP) -- Vice President Richard M. Nixon heads for West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday for a vacation before stepping up his politicking next month. At a time when New York Gov Nelson A. Rockefeller remains undecided whether he will contesl Nixon for the 1960 Republican presidential nomination, the vice president gives every evidence ol confidence he could win ' such battle if it develops. Although Nixon himself has said he doesn't put much dependence in polls, his associates are getting a big kick out of gathering the results of various public opinion surveys that show him highly favored over Rockefeller and running ahead of Democratic hopefuls. Rockefeller once said he would take a look at'the polls in November and make up his mind whether he thought he could offer the Republicans a better chance to retain the White House next year than Nixon could. Kids State Executives Girl Crashes Governors' Session, Gets Attention ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- ]f pretty Janice Smiley lives to be a hundred she'il never forget the Southern governors conference. Most of the governors won't forget her either. Janice, 15 and cute as a bunny in her plaid Jongics and white sweat shirt, stole the show at the meeting of the Southern chief executives. Bouncing all over the place, she kidded the heads of state. She made faces at Gov. Luther H. Hodges of North Carolina, who mugged back. Then she persuaded Hodges to dance the Charleston with her. She threatened to shove Gov. Orval E. Faubus of Arkansas off a precipice. She won an invitation to be a bouse guest at Ihe home of Delaware Gov. Caleb Hoggs and his daughter Marilu, 13. Her animated chatter brough smiles to the politicos. Most 01 them thought she was another governor's daughter or grand daughter. Truth is, Janice had never be fore met a real live governor. Her daddy is manager of a men clothing store. Another truth is that Janice crashed the bigtime meeting. More than anything else she wants to be on the. staff of the Lee Edwards High School news paper. Her teacher laughingly told her it might help if she'd war outside the governors' hotel ant interview one of them. So Janice trotted into the swank Grove Park Inn Monday an( strode up to Alabama' Gov. John Patterson. "This," she said .to a friend "is my cute li'l olc governor from (Continued On Page 2) Union Position In Steel Strike Hit 3overnors Seen Protesting Cuts In Road Funds Almond's Election As Southern Group's Head Is Likely ASHEVILLE, N. C. (AP)--The louthern Governors' Conference was to be asked today to join western governors in protesting cuts for the current fiscal year in federal highway aid to the states. Gov. Buford Ellington of Ten- lessee charged yesterday that the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads usurped a legislative function in cutting road allocations. He said \Q intended to ask for adoption .oday of a strong resolution pro- :esting the action. The conference' here for its 25th anniversary meeting, also elects a lew chairman at the closing session today to succeed Gov. James . Coleman of Mississippi. Speculation has centered on 3pv. J. Lindsay Almond Jr., of Virginia for the post. A three- man nominating committee is reported to favor Almond. The committee consists of Elington, Gov. Luther Hodges of Morth Carolina, and Gov. Ernest Vandiver of Georgia. Cut Below Allocations Ellington, a member of the lighway committee of the National Governors' Conference, said the Bureau of Public Roads cut allocations for the current year below allocations approved by Congress. He charged that the bureau's action usurped the legislative powers of Congress. Ellington explained that the action was taken by the bureau to prevent a severe cutback in the next fiscal year, but he added, "we are not interested in 1961 at this time." The conference also was to receive a report today by Gov. Orval K. Faubus of Arkansas, chairman of the- industrial development committee. His report, snowing that the South is continuing to take giant strides. in attracting new industries, was released for publication Tuesday, but a c t u a l presentation to the conference was delayed because the session ran too long. 2 Others Speak In other developments yesterday, the governors heard a proposal by Gov. J. Howard Edmondson of Oklahoma for tariffs based on the wage differential between American and foreign labor, and a r e q u e s t by Gov. Ernest Hollings of South Carolina tor support for another fight against discriminatory freight rates that would affect nine states of the conference. The governors were told at their state dinner last night that a healthy business climate is necessary in attracting industry. The speaker was Frederick R. Kappel, president of American Telephone and Telegraph Co. He said that while it isn't the duty of governmental units to guarantee profit, industries seeking to relocate "expert, and it seems to me you can take it as an axiom that they will always expert, a business climate that will be helpful and not obstructive." SubpoenaNear For Van Doren U. S. Marshal Awaits Telephone Call To Complete A r r a n g e m e n t s for Serving Paper on Witness in TV Show Probe NEW YORK (AP) -- A U. S. marshal awaited only a telephone call today to complete arrangements for serving a subpoena on Charles Van Doren to testify in a congressional probe into fixed TV quiz shows. I Marshal Thomas J. Lunney told newsmen the $129,000 quiz winner's attorney, Carl J. Rubino, had promised to arrange a time and place for serving the document. Lunney smilingly greeted a co_rps of newsmen at his office with the remark: "Where's Charlie?" Then he said he and the attorney had conversed. Lunney said he personally would serve the subpoena, calling upon Van Doren to testify Nov. 2. Subpoenas ordinarily are served by deputies. Van Doren arrived 1 here Tuesday after a weekend in New England amid a furor over his whereabouts. The investigating subcommittee's chairman, Rep. Oren Harris (D-Ark), has charged he ducked the subpoena. It was delivered to federal authorities here Tuesday. The subpoena presumably calls for Van Doren's appearance before the House Legislative Oversight subcommittee Nov. 2, when the inquiry, now in recess, will resume. Van Doren's lawyer, Carl J. Rubino, said the young TV per(Continued On Page 2) NW and Virginian To Merge December I Approval Given By ICC First Such Action In Modern Times WASHINGTON (AP)-The newly-approved merger of the Norfolk and Western and Virginian Railroads -- the first such action by the Interstate Commerce Commission in modern times -- will probably become effective Dec. 1. Merger of the two soft coal carrying systems was approved yesterday. The action was hailed immediately by Stuart T. · Saunders, president of the NW, who fixed the tentative effective date. The n e w . line will be a 2.74G- mile system operating in six states -- Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland and North Carolina. It will have total assets of $970,354,956 and rank as the nation's largest coal carrier. Saunders hailed the approval as "a landmark decision which signals a new day in the progress and industrial development of the territory'of the two railroads." Although Saundcrs' optimism was shared generally by local authorities in the key coal producing areas, some misgivings were heard. R: T. Bowdcn, legislative rep- (Ctjntinued On Page 2) Wife's Fine Paid, Man Learns He Is In Hot Water, Too RICHMOND ( A P ) -- H o r a c e A. Martin, who paid off his wife's traffic fines only last week to get her out of jail, now is in trouble with Virginia traffic authorities himself. Last week, his wife was fined $25 each on charges of operating a car without proper license tags. When Mrs. Martin, 25, was arrested, she was driving her husband's New Jersey - tagged car. Last night, Martin said he was driving Mrs. Martin's vehicle which is registered in Virginia. The Martins. contend he still is a legal resident of New Jersey. Henrico County courts say he is legally a resident of Virginia. "It took me Bl years," he said last night, to get in a fix like this. They're laying for me all the time." Tobacco Market The Petersburg Bright Leaf Tobacco Market yesterday ha-1 sales totaling $82,324.90 and M 1,578 pounds, with an average price of ?5fi.!M per hundred pounds. LJn Page Amusements ------------ 13 Clntmificd ............. 2-1-25 . Comics ................ T2-13 Dear Abb;/ ------- ........ 6 Karl Wilson ______________ -t Editorial ................. '1 Pond News ____ 17-1S-1!)-20-21 Local News -,, ........ 3-l;~-lC markets .................. 2 Obituaries _______________ 1I Ratlin, TV ............... r Sports ................ 22-2 .V \Vcnlhcr- ................ . l.~ Women's News _____ ...... K Wyclic's, Column _________ 26 ish Cabinet Is MadeotT Is Named Colonial Secretary LONDON' (AP)--Prime Minister Harold' Macmillan reshuffled his cabinet today. He named Iain Macleod as Colonial secretary in place of Alairliennox-Boyd. Lennbx-Boyd, under heavy fire in the'House'.'of'Commons in recent months because of his African policy, has left the cabinet along with' 'Geoffrey Lloyd, minister of education. Macmillan rewarded Lord Hail sham, architect of the Conserva tive campaign that led to the par ty's election victory last Thurs day, by giving him responsibility for scientific development with the cabinet Title of lord privy seal Hailsriarn was replaced as chairman of the Conservative Party by Home Secretary Richard A Butler. " " Both,.Butler .and Macleod are (Continued. On Page 2) Explorer VII Now Spinning About Earth Gyroscope Satellite Gathering Date On Radiation, Weather CAPE CANAVERAL, Pla. (AP) --America's new Explorer VII satellite is spinning about the earth every hour and 41 seconds gathering data about space radiation and the weather. A four - stage Junio II rocket lifted the gyroscope satellite into orbit Tuesday and it immediately began transmitting valuable information. Explorer VII joined eight other American satellites, including one orbiting the sun. The Soviet Union has three still up, also including one circling the moon. Space scientists were pleased with the orbit attained--which takes the Explorer VII 664 miles from earth at its farthest point and as close as 346 miles at its nearest point. Dr. Homer Newell Jr. of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported this orbit is .more nearly circular than hoped for and said it would be an advantage because of the nature of some of the seven experiments carried in the instrucment package. For one thing, he noted, gauges designed to measure cosmic rays will not be unduly flooded by high altitutde radiation. One Transmitter Weaker Newell announced one of the two satellite radio transmitters was weaker than hoped for and that it probably will die in about two months. The transmitter is designed for precision tracking of the satellite. Newell said, however, that when the radio stops, the satellite can be tracked by telescopic means. Explorer VII is expected to stay aloft for 20 years, but it will relay information for only one year. After that period, an automatic device will shut o f f , the second transmitter. This is to prevent the radio- · signals from cluttering up satellite broadcasting wave lengths. The main mission of the new satellite was to study the lower levels of bands of radiation hovering above the earth. This data may help ease man's way to the moon. Other instruments measure cosmic rays in and below the belt; micro-meteoric density; sun-produced ultra-violet radiation; and the heat balance between the earth and the sun. Meteorologists (Continued On Page 2) (Staff Pholo by EzzelU "HAVE I FORGOTTEN ANYTHING?" _ Pretty Barbara Jean Ayscue, Miss Petersburg of 1959, pauses for a moment to think if she has forgotten to pack anything before going to the Tobacco Festival starting today in Richmond. The Petersburg High School Senior will appear tomorrow, night at the Mosgue in the talent portion of the Tobacco Festival in which she will sing. Barbara is 18 and measures 36-23-36. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ayscue, of 1131 Farmer St. (AP Wlrcphoto) LEANING TOWARD ORBIT -- The Juno II rocket starts to program high in sky afler launching from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The rocket placed a satellite, named Explorer VII, into orbit. The satellite's main goal is to study cosmic radiation, knowledge of which is a key to space travel by man. Brush Fire Menaces Los Angeles Section Flames Rage Within }Vz Miles of Key Jet Propulsion Center LOS ANGELES (AP)--A brush fire fanned by strong winds swarmed across Arroyo Seco Canyon today, devouring acres of valuable watershed and menacing foothill communities north of Los Angeles. The east side of the ftre, which has consumed 1,800 acres, raged to within IVz mifes of the Caltech jet propulsion laboratory, a key space research center. But the laboratory was not considered in any immediate danger. However, the wind shifted the blaze toward Altadena, a small town north of Pasadena. The fire was about 2'/2 miles from Altadena at daybreak. Flames lit the slate-gray hills overlooking the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, south of the blaze. v The fire is blazing along a 15- mile perimeter. A spokesman for the county fire department said it is believed the blaze was caused by a careless smoker. He did not elaborate. Two fiery fingers of the southern front pierced the northern edges of the fashionable foothill community of La Canada, 30 miles (Continued On Page Z) Mexican President WarnsUN Against Arms Buildup UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) --President Adolfo Lopez Mateos of Mexico warned the United Nations today that a buildup of arms to save peace can only end in war. He said the future of the United Nations depends upon a solution to the problem of disarmament. In a speech before the 82-nation General Assembly he declared: "History teaches quite clearly that it is an illusion to believe that peace can be won and supported by instruments of war. We know that ultimately these weapons, accumulated with a desire to avoid war, will threaten peace and then irreparably .shatter it." Lopez Mateos said the big powers' possessing weapons of mass destruction arc "in honor bound to desist from using them." "Peace is, and must .be, possible--simply because we cannot do without it," he added. The Mexican leader earlier had talks in Washington with President Eisenhower. He was a guest of the U. N. and the City of Now York. 10-15 The biggest trouble wifh political jokes ic they sometimes get elected. U.S. Proposes Police Forces Survey Is Urged By Lodge Before UN --The United SI;: s called today for a U. N. study on a system of international and domestic police forces to preserve peace in the event of total world disarma ment. The new survey was proposec ly U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge as a parallel to discussions of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's total disarmament plan laid before the U. N, General Assembly Sept. 18. Lodge told the Assembly's 82 nation Political Committee the United States would join other $ Pay Increase Or No Output Said Choices Industry's Negotiator Denies Companies Seek To Break Steelworkers WASHINGTON (AP)--The striking Steelworkers Union gives the country only two alternatives, the industry's chief negotiator charged today--"another Inflationary wage Increase in steel or go without steel." R. Conrad Cooper, who has headed the industry's negotiating team throughout the 02-day strike, defined this as the union's posi- .ion in a statement prepared for i White House fact-finding board. "Plain hogwash" is what Cooper called the union's contention ihat the real issue in the strike is the companies' desire to break :he union. Cooper's statement pounded again and again at what the industry calls the danger of inflation if a large wage increase is granted. Board To Report Friday It was the industry's "day fn court" before the inquiry board, which has heard the union present its side for the past day and a half. The board must report the 'acts of the strike to President Kisenhower by Friday. The President then decides whether to ask for a Tart-Hartley Act injunction, cti would halt the strike for an BO-day cooling off period. "There are two basic and clear- cut issues in this dispute," Cooper said. "First, whether the companies should submit to the union's rule- or-ruin demands for another inflationary increase in wages and benefits in the face of the intense and steadily increasing competition which confronts our industry both at home and abroad; and "Second, whether the new agreements will permit reasonable latitude in the management o£ th business, in the interest of improved efficiency and economy of operations." Union President David J. McDonald completed the union's arguments before ^the board Tuesday night. The union'claims the company's cry of inflation is phony. McDonald also said the companies would get their way in changing local working conditions only "over our dead bodies." Not Aimed At Union Cooper said in his statement the companies "are not trying to un- the new 10-nation group in Geneva members of disarmament early next year in giving to the scrutiny. He said, however, that the Unit cd States still does not know what kind of inspection and control? the Soviet Union will accept anc this is a key to whether the Soviel plan is acceptable. "There cannot he 100 per cenl disarmament with only 10 per cent inspection," Lodge declared He urged the Soviet Union to elaborate a detailed control plan before the talks begin Geneva disarmamenl if it wants the Khru shchev plan to get serious consideration. Turning to the question of what happens after disarmament Lodge asserted: "If all nations lay down their arms, there must be institutions to preserve international peace and security and promote the rule of law. "It seems to the U. S. govern (Continued On Page 2) dermine or destroy the union. They do not seek to take away the basic rights of any employe. They are not asking for the arbitrary right to change local work practices without employe recourse to grievance procedure and arbitration." Cooper's statement seemed to place even farther from likelihood any negotiated settlement, which would make the Taft-Hartley 60- day injunction unnecessary. Referring to recent last-ditch negotiations, Cooper said "I cannot truthfully report to this board that the union made any discernible effort to reach a voluntary agreement as requested by President Eisenhower." The fact-finding board has been sharply critical of both sides in Ihe dispute. George W. Taylor, the panel's chairman, expressed hope (he industry would tell ita side in the same time it took the union. Nobody feels an injunction would lead to a settlement. But it at least would get steel mills fired up again to relieve the developing steel shortage. There are 500,000 strikers and at least 225,000 others made idle due to the strike. The union has said flatly it will seek to block issuance of "any court injunction to stop the strike. Bare Facts on Brevity Strip Show Dancer Hits Shorts in Public Places DALLAS, Tex. (AP)--Do girls in short shorts and tight halters among the spectators hurt the strip show business? . "I think so." says Lynne Browne, a dancer. "A free show is always best." "Of course not,"* says stripper Antonee Young. "They come to see me dance. It's the illusion. Illusion is always better than bare facts anyway." Do show girls wear short shorts? "Very seldom in public," Lynne, 19, of New Orleans replied. "I feel like everybody is staring at me. The street is no place for anything to show." Antonee. of Pciscasoula, Miss., also avoids short shorts. "I highly disapprove of immod- strip show appearing on the State Fair Midway here. But while they agree (hat girls shouldn't wear short shorts in public, they disagree on whether brief clothing worn down the midway hurt the show business. Lynne said "Sometimes when we're out front trying to attract a crowd, a young girl will walk by and the attention will fade. '"'Antonee felt girls on the Midway often "wear less clothes than i do. "But," she added, "it's what I do that they don't do that the customers come to see." She bills her speciality as an "Afro-Cuban exotic" dance. "I stand on my head and shimmy and shake. cst wear and I wouldn't think of "That's why I'm known as the walking in a supermarket with short shorts om" Both girls work in a traveling upside down girl." How c;an short shorts with t h a t ?

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