Daily Republican-Register from Mount Carmel, Illinois on December 19, 1957 · 1
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Mount Carmel, Illinois
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Thursday, December 19, 1957
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MltU WEATHER Partly Heady, colder toalght aad Friday. Low taaJgat mM Ms. Kiver li t, op S-SS. Predpitattasi LIS, TemperiUwe 64-12. . The Community Newspaper Serving Wabash nmi Edwards CoMnricff and Parts, of WfcfK), lawrtnca, Knos and Gibson Counties MOUNT CARMEL, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1957 VOLUME 58, NUMBER 90. PRICE: FIYE CENTS nil (I r JY JUL E .13 Jzi i Mm) Wabash Booms And Threatens Lowland Flooij Sunshine Returnsifiut Weather Forecasts Week End Rain i ""'bulletin i . A message thl afternooa ' front the wea filer humus mt 1 Indlaitapoll to the light plant forecast the Wabaah River ott ' the hauls of present water in the valley, will crest here Dec . tl at a stage of about SO.S feet. !' Mount Carmel and Wabash county were on the fringe of damaging storms that ripped through southern Illinois late Wednesday with destructive effect Here there was high wind that did only minor damage and a heavy downpour of rain. .The rainfall for the 24 hour per iod totaled 1.78 Inches at the weather station and brought the total tor tne past three days here to 4.20 inches precipitation. It has stai d the Wabash river Jo booming. The river zoomed ud 3.66 feet the past 24 hours to reach a stage of 13.20 feet this morning That is within less than four feet of flood stage of 17 feet and at the present rate of rise indications are that flood level may be reached or passed,, flooding low bottom ground, wnite river is also boom ing. Upstream there have been heavy rains through the. valley, making it appear certain that a consider ably higher river levels are ahead. The Wabash this morning had all but reached the level It set in Nov ember following big rains at 13.64 on November 2L During the rain Jate Wednesday there was some hail. The rain came in torrents and flooded lower street sections where the water could not get away fast enough? The whipping wind from the tor noughS nadoes striking farther west and south made moving cars wobble on roadways it was reported by persons who were out In it Limbs were blown from trees and other like smaller damage done. The storms disrupted police radio communication it was disclosed at the station here. One transmitter was heard to say that storms were so numerous count had been lost. Distant stations came into the receiving set, far away as California. ! , Sunshine had returned this morning as the clouds cleared away during the night and today the sky was cloudless. Early morning forecasts, however, said that the weather bureau expected cloudiness and more rainfall, with cooler this week end. There was a drop In the mercury during the night to 42 nine degrees below the previous night's low. Above normal temperatures of the past few days may be departing. Contour Mud Guard Law Suspended For Out Stale Trackers ' SPRINGFIELD (UP) .Federal Judge Charles G. Briggle has granted a temporary Injunction barring the state of Illinois from enforcing its "contour mud guard" law on trucks operated by six out-of-state trucking firms. The six firms, from Nebraska. Nevada and New Mexico, filed suit Dec. 3 and asked for a temporary Injunction against enforcement of the law on grounds It was a burden on interstate commerce and unconstitutional, ' Briggle issued the temporary injunction pending a hearing by a three-judge court here in January on the validity of the Jaw, 1 Briggle's order issued Wednesday applies only to the six firms that filed the suit But the Public Safety Department waa reported directing state police to hold up enforcement of the law for all trucks from out-of-state pending the January hearing. The countour mud guard law has been under attack since its passage in 1955. The office of Sec retary of State Char lea F. Car- Ktler has been working out rec-city agreement , with other states on the law. i Under these agreements, out-of-state trucks are required only to comply with the mud guard laws of their home states and not with the Illinois law. A Lull .NT:-' v -P V ft , ) V fr. ' ; (International Radio-Soundphoto) President Eisenhower arrives at Elysee Palace in of State Duller-fright) and French Premier Felix P,aris for luncheon with French President Rene V Galllard. . Later reports indicate agreementat the Coty (second from left), accompanied by Secretary NATO conferences "in principle: on many points. NATO To Seek Arms Talks With Reds; Plan To Arm By JOSEPH W. CRIGO United PreM Stuff Correpondent PARIS (UP)-President Eisenhower and the 14 other NATO chiefs concluded today .vtheir jhts-toric summit conference with an agreement to seek missile age peace through fresh disarmament talks with Russia and to insure it by arming Western Europe with nuclear' missiles. The final communique of the - four - day conference included an American oiler to share with its Allies the technical know-how of 1,500-mile intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) production. The decision to strengthen the Western nations against the threat of aggression through IRBM's and nuclear warheads was blamed on Russia which "persists" in arming itself with "the most modern Wabash Students At University To Get Vacation Christmas holidays for the University of Illinois students at Champaign-Urbana will start at 1 p. m. Friday, it is announced by the University, and will continue until 1 p. m. Jan. 2 when students will return to their books tor the last of the first semester, after which registration for the second semester will be Feb. 3 and start of second semester classes Feb. 6. f Listed as students from Wabash county at the University are: Allendale : John Stephen , She-ard, Stanley Newell Webb, George Joseph Wright. Mount Carmel : Lawrence Allen Baggerly, Joseph W. Beekerman, Raymond F. Beuligmann, . John W. Broedel, David Lake Calverley, John Joseph Clancy, Joseph ,. Dalrymple, Billy Mack Ewing. Wayne Eugene Howe, Danna Keith Johnson, Davit Edward Keeler,, Robert Keith LeSeure, Dennis Keith Mann, Patricia Marie Marx. Richard Dale McGuire, Barbara Ann Meier, Lez-lie Ann Morgan, Wayne Knight Morris, Bernard Arthus Paul, Philip Arthur Phar, Keith Lowell Poole John Charles Stelzer. De lores Hrl-ene Wallace. Don Joseph Wirth, Robert Dean Wood, Robert Earl Woods. Belimont: Dermis Dean Horn. Cowling: Norma Jean Schroeder, Raymond Leon Schroeder. Keen burg: Melvin Kenton Schuh. ... Two Decatur Men Are Kilted As Train Hits Car DECATUR. IU. (UP Two Decatur men were killed . late Wednesday when their car waa truck at a crowing here by a Baltimore and Ohio Re 11 road tram. The victims were George Weeks, (3. and Robert G. Smith. 69. ' Police said the train engineer told them the car drove onto the tracks tmo the path of the train. He said the train was traveling bout 40 miles per hour. In Summit Conferences Europe and destructive weapons,- including missiles of all kinds." ;tv? The Western powers offered to resume the United Nations Disarmament subcommittee meetings with, Russia which ended in London last summer in complete disagreement... The. .talks would either be in the ubtmmittee or held outside the U.N. by the for. eign ministers. The choice would be Russia's. . The final session of the NATO council took two hours and 45 minutes to agree point by point on its "Charter of Paris," designed to convert NATO into a missile-age defense shield. , , - Observers said the conference provided a strengthening of the European voice in NATO and. a "softening" of American leader- With Jupiter Firing Good News, Says Kefauver; Plan To Speed Tests By WILLIAM E. HOWARD United PreM Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON (UP) -( Senate missile investigator Estes Kefauver said today the latest test firing of a 1.500-mile Jupiter intermediate range ballistic missile IRBM) was "good news" even if not successful, i, ; "We are better off trying and failing," Kefauver said, "than not trying at all." It was understood the Jupiter shot from the Cape Canaveral, Fla., range Wednesday night was not a total failure, although a full evaluation of the test has not been completed. , ' . The big missile was reported to have been "on course" when It apparently kwt power and fell short of Its target. Defense experts aaid technical difficulties were to blame. There will be a step up soon in Lis! Murphysboro Tornado Victims MURPHYSBORO, IU. (UP) -At least eight persons, four of them from one family, were killed Wednesday night in a tornado at Murphysboro. Two others were killed in twisters elsewhere. The Murphysboro victims wete identified as: Mrs. Martha Butcher; Mrs. Butcher's daughters. Mary Jean, 13, and Janet Denlse, 3. and a on,, Donald Ray, 5; Mrs. Earl Marshall, 72; Mrs. Mar-snail's grandson, Dubby Mamhall, 2: Brenda Joyce Johnson, 12, and Anna Mlnley. Another of Mrs. Butcher's daughters, Glenna, 2, was in serious condition at Doctor's Hospital in Carbondale, Her husband, George, and another son, Jerry. I, were not at home when a twister destroyed their home. Dead elsewhere were: Robert Shannon. 7 months, of near Frm-Ington, Mo., and Joe Perry, Sun-fkkl. IU., (Perry County). Missiles ship, . President Eisenhower closed the conference with a request that the leaders pause lor 30 seconds of silent feflecjion "in the hope that their work has not been in vain." Then the President went to the U.S. embassy . for a nap before boarding his plane for the flight home. ' , While inviting the Russians to talk disarmament the West pointed out that the Soviets are including "the most modern and destructive weapons, including missiles of all kinds," in their own armed services. "As long as the Soviet: Union persists in this attitude, we have no alternative but to remain vigilant and look to our defenses," the communique declared. the frequency of missile tests at Capt Canaveral, defense nources indicated. The base has been equipped with a second Atlas Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICJJM) launching pad. Another Atlas test was expected to follow In a week or two the successful Atlas firing last Tuesday. Defense Informants said the test of Jupiter and Thor IRBM's may soon total four a month. In a year or so, with other missiles also being tested, the "birds" may be whooshed into the Florida skies almost daily. Another attempt to put a small U. S. satellite into arbit with a Vanguard or Jupiter-C rocket is expected to be at least two weeks off. ' Launching of the Jupiter was made known among these devel opment on tne missile scene: vi Rod. John E. Mom (D-Calif.) defended the right of the press to publicize, even unsuccessful attempts of . the United States to launch a test satellite. Moss said criticism Implied "the moral fiber of the American people is such that they can be told only good news." The San Diego Union reported in a copyrighted story that the firing of another Atlas has lxen postponed until next yearThe newspaper said enough irrforma Uon was collected from the first successful firing of the Atlas last Tuesday to make another imme diate test unnecessary. BUY CHRISTMAS SEALS Ha FIGHT Tl Ike Believes tIATOTalks Make War Less Likely By MERRLMAN RMITII United Fru White. Hmwe Writer PARIS (UP) President Eisenhower said today at the conclusion of the NATO summit conference that he thought the decisions it reached made "war less likely, peace more sure." The President said he also f ell that the foupday meeting had made for "a stronger North Atlantic alliance." Addressing his NATO colleagues In the closing phases of the final NATO, council meeting in the Palais de Chaillot, Elsenhower said he recognlted there were certain differences of detail among the 15 member states that could not be "surmounted completely," The President's own attendance at the conference had done much to dispel the gloom that preceded it among Western European nations In the face of Soviet rocket and Sputnik successes. The President, looking fit despite the heavy pace he , set himself after his arrival last' Saturday, prepared to board his personal plane, Columbine III, for an overnight flight back to Washington. The President told the wlndup session of the NATO council that because of the "fundamental unity" of the Atlantic pact nations "we either surmount our difficulties or acemmodate them." In a statement prepared for public release he said "I leave with mixed regret and gladness." Plan Increase In Disability, , Old Age Assistance SPRINGFIELD (UP)-The Illinois Public Aid Commission said today maximum grants for old age and disability assistance will he Increased from $77 a montn to 179 effective in January. In addition, earned income up to $17.15 for adults and $20.15 for children will be exempted starting in February before their total earnings are applied to reduce the amount of public assistance grants under the old age, disability and aid to dependent children pro grams. IPAC Executive Secretary Peter W. Cahiil said about 6,000 persons will benefit from the new maximums for old age and disability assistance gran t s. Only those whose regular living expenses exceed the present $77 ceiling will be affected. The Increase was authorized by the commission under provisions of the public assistance code which requires grants under the two prog ram i to be adjusted in January and July to meet changes in the cost of living. Cahiil said the purpose of the earned income exemptions under the old age, disability and dependent children programs was to "encourage more public aid recipients to seek, employment or other ways of earning money." FIVR M'lOIDE TftiKH FAY ETTEVILLE. NC. (UP)-Robcrt L. Graham, 22-year-old soldier, was held by Army authorities today In connection with five alleged attempts at suicide because he said his wife "doesn't love 'me any more." Fayetteville police said Graham, stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky drank kerosene, tried to down himself twice, at tempted to hang himself and tried to break his neck between cell bars. , 30 Homes Wrecked, 100 Damaged In tornado At By MAM HA J. COCK Ualte4 Frew Hteff Ornwpwwdenl MOUNT VERNON. 111. (UP)-At lesst 24 persons remained hospi talized today, twq of them in critical condition, with injuries suffered In this city's million-dol lar tornado. The storm, part of a three-atate tornado rampage, ripped into north and west side residential districts late Wednesday, destroying at least 30 homes and damaging about 100 others. Other tornadoes in Illinois and Missouri killed at. least 10 per sons, S of them In Murphysboro, and Injured more than 200 per sona. ' A total of 46 persons were ad mitted to Mount Vernon's three hofpitals, but 22 of them were re leased Wednesday night after Docket Is Set For Session Of Circuit Court Call For Petit Jury To Hear Case At Session Dismissed setting or tne doc net tins been made for a sesion of Circuit Court to be held Monday, Dec. 23, the last session of the, court for this year. Copies have been mailed by Circuit Clerk John H. Rlgg to members of the bar. V Judge Roy O. GuHey. of Benton, regularly presiding judge, will be here at 9:30 Monday morning to convene the court session. Previously there had been call for a petit jury to hear a case In connection wltn right of way acquisition for the state roadway route north, but that was settled and the call for the jury has therefore been called off. There will be no jury of any kind at the coming session. There are nine cases In the setting. They are: Thomas W, Swan et al vs Don Goldman set for hearing George A. Wlrth et al vs Frank F.. Fischer ct al, set for hearing on a motion. Three cases are set on the criminal docket for arraignment in esses In "which Indictments were previously returned. These are the People vs Charles Hurley Garrett, the People vs Max Keepes and the People vs Eddie Shine, Curt E. Eckert vs N. L. Grant, Judgement. Noble Wood vi Edward M. Riley, set for hearing. Marcus - Newton vs Mildred B. Newton, an aolton 4nr divorce. The People of the State of Illinois vs Lonnle Williams, hearing on motion under writ of habeas corpus-; : Other tindesksted cases rriny he brought to hearing as time find circumstances permit at this session, Girard Claims He Should Have Been Tried In U. S. Court OTTAWA, 1)1. (UP) - Citizen William S. Girard, discharged from the Army and home for Christmas', broke a discreet alienee of more than If) i months' duration Wednesday and 'criticized the United States for Idling him stand trial in Japan. "I'm an American citizen and I should have been tried by my own country," was the young ex-soldier's first eomment after separation from ho service at Ft. Sheridan. Girard, 22, who touched off an International controversy last January when he killed a Japanese scrap picker On a military rifle range on what a three-man Japanese court called a "childish whim," was returned to civilian life in short order. Military authorities rushed him through separation procedure within a few hours of his arrival in Chicago Wednesday with his Japanese bride; the former I la u (Candy) Sueyama, 30. , Girard's resentment of his treatment was obvious despite a statement, "I ain't got no bitterness gainst anybody.''' Perhaps the first real welcome given Glrsrd was from his sister-in-law, Shirley Girard, who board ed tne train St Jollet, embraced him and his bride, and said. "We're glad to have you home, urn.' '. treatment. Listed in critical condition at1 Jefferson Memorial Honnltal were Mrs. Pearl Steivers, M'njnt Vernon, and I.W. Morgan, of nearby Dix. In serious condition were Mrs. Paul Warren, 30; Bradley Copple, 4: Ilcrnlce liackensto, 3.1 . and Joe Martin, age unknown, all of Mount Vernon. Three twisters were believed to have hit the city of 20,000 curt of St, Louis, although only one funnel cloud was obwrved. Mayor Virgil Bailey estimated damage at one million dollars. He said a northwest side subdivision was hardest hit, with at least IS homes destroyed or damaged. A school building and an old persons home alao were damaged,., Armed guards from Centralis, Salem and Mount Vernon patrolled Three States Are Hit By Storm Wednesday By RAM AN'CXCK and DKNNIS MCCARTHY United Prewi Htaff Cwrenpondentw Murphyaboro, 111. (UP)A deadly band of late December tornadoes exploded across Illinois, Missouri and Indiana Wednesday night, claiming a heavy toll in dead and injured. At Least 12 persons were killed In the rash of prcOirlstmai twist ers and more than 200 were injured.. Damage to schools, business dis tricts and residential sections in the storm area waa estimated in the millions of dollars. Hardest hit by the rash of nearly 25 twisters was this southern Illinois city of 9.200 where Mayor Joe Williams said at least 9 persons were killed. 4 from one family. More than 150 were injured. Expect More Victim . Sheriff Howard Cheatham Said "two or three" of tha injured were Further Plans Worked Out To Secure Factory Plans aimed at securing a fact-ory for Mount Carmel have been furthered, It was announced today. This was brought about at s joint meeting of the Chamber of Commerce directors and Industrial Committee held In the Chamber rooms Wodnesdsy afternoon. Alter considerable discussant the group agreed that the proposed bulkllng to be occupied by the facto will Im nut In order for oc cupation lot-ally, This will Include insinuation of various kinds to bring the building up to condition for fuctory ofieratlon. The building proposed Is the Parkinson building on West Fourth adjoining the parking lot. President Carroll Rlslcy was designated to transmit this program' to. the factory head and that Is being done. , There is to be a meeting of the factory directorate tomorrow to take up the ofler. Later the local Chamber group will be Informed on decision made by the factory management about locating here. Gerlena Hawkins Dies In Hospital Mr. Orlena Ellen Cokrr Hawk-Ins, 65, of 615 Division died this morning In the Wabash General Hospital after an Illness of three weeks. . Mrs. Hawkins was born In Gibson County.' Ind., March 27, 1892, the daughter of Alonzo and Savanna Hell Coker. She was married to John Thomas Hawkins. Survivors Include three children, Panny Kathryn Newlln and Hazel g, Garrett, both of Mount Carmel, John W, Hawkins of Jollet, a step son, Lewis Hawkins of Dallas, Tex., two brothers, Frank Coker of Gibson County, Ind., and Wil Ham Coker of Scotsvllli?, Mich., five sisters, Mallnda Eaton and Anna Lowe, both of New Harmony Ind,, Leona Davis and Verona Seals, both of Gibson County, and Ethel Fryberger of Lvansville. Funeral yrvlces will be held at 1:30 n. m. Sunday from the Roy I), Short Company Memorial Chap' with burial in Highland Memorial cemetery. Others Are Mt. Vernon the. stricken areas throughout the 'night to prevent looting. Authorities said two Unidentified high i.c,hwl -boys were arrested after me siorrri ir kjdiifiu. Communications and power lines were knocked out by the storm and details of the disaster were relayed to Chicago's VP office by mobile short wave from United Press Correspondent Sam Han cock at Mount Vernon. , , He said the scene In the hard-bit subdivision was one of devastation, with prefabricated homes reduced to rubble, bed clothe hanging limply from trees and streets littered with debris. Ironically, right In the mkldle of the most heavily damaged section stood a baby carriage containing a doll standing upright and intact. hear death, and he feared more victims would be found in a searcti of burning debris today. "God only knows how many more we will find In that pile of rubble down there, but , I can guarantee you the count will be higher," Cheatham said. Other victims included a man at Sunfield. III., who had stepped out of his home when he heard the storm approach, and a baby at Farmington. Mo., buried in the debris of his grandmother's home. Twisters also raced tnrougn tne city of Mount Vernon, north of Murphysboro, Injuring more than SO persons, two of them critically. Communication lines were knwkcd; out and power lines were down. . Shortly after midnight, a United Press rcnorter on tha scene said the fires still were Smoldering and the only lights against the pitch black sky were the torches of rescue workers probing the rubble. Floyd Hart, a pnarmicisi, saia lack of power hampered rescue work. "There must have been 200 homes hit." Hart said, "but it's dark and we can't see a thing, we can't tell for sure If there are any more dead or injured." Emergency Measures St. Andrew's Hospital admitted 9 of the most seriously Injured, and 42 other dazed and walking Injured received first aid treatment .In the hospital gymnasium. Nuns at the hospital hand-stoked furnaces. Nineteen other seriously Injured persons were sent to Doctor's Hospital at nearby Carbon-dale. Drinking '.Wsler was being shipped Tntb ' Murphysboro. The Red Cross t and salvation army set up aid .stations for the .home-loss.' i .- "(Mi . i . At Mount Vernon, Mayor Virgil T, Hfilloy estimated damage at one million dollars, with much of the destruction concentrated in a subdivision where at least 15 homes were destroyed or damaged. A total of 46 persons were admitted to three Mount Vernon hospitals, two of them listed In critical cotXllUon and four others In serious condition, i Tornadoes, Heavy Rain Dominate Vealher Picture By UNITED PRESS A platoon of tornadoes rampaged across three mldwestem states Wednesday night, taking a IH'Ovy lull (d htvi minjk iiguMiig more than 200. The off-season twisters killed at least 11 persons in three communities as they raked Illinois, Missouri ami Indiana. More than one million dollars in damage to schools, business districts and residential areas was estimated. Early today there were sliU heavy rains with moderate winds In the storm center, but the Intensity was no longer of tornado dimemilons. i A broad pattern of rain and drizzle extended down from Lake Suierior and Into the mid-Atlantio states. Meanwhile, a mass of cool Air, transformed precipitation Into snow in parts of Minnesota and Iowa. Southern Indiana reported heavl-et rainfall amounts, with frequent reports of almost one Inch falling in a six-hour period. Rainfall was lluhllv ) In tha fur North west, ami there was light sno through the northern and central ItM'klcS. i ' i .While nighttime temperatures remained generally mild, with freezing temperatures reported only in parts of New England and the northern Midwest, today's forccaitt promised a general cooling throughout the nation. Elizabeth Strine Dies In Lancaster Mrs. Elizabeth Strine. 94. died this morning at the family residence In Lancaster. " . . Mrs. I'trlne is survived by sit children. Mis Minnie Strine of Incaxter, D. L. Strine and Clifton Strine, Wh of Winter Haven, Fla., Mrs. Ethel Wood of the Pleasant Grove vicinity, James Strine of .Mount Carmel and Ellis Strine of Ikme Can. i Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday from the Pleasant Grove Church with burial In Lick Prairie cemi iery. Friends may call at the family rslden Friday evening. t j I

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