Daily News from New York, New York on October 5, 1958 · 73
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Daily News from New York, New York · 73

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Sunday, October 5, 1958
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SUNDAY NEWS, OCTOBER 5, 1958 c5 -jT c -jaS-Vt, "V -- V-'rV E-ST:-; ' - ..... . , J ( XKWS Mo by Ossi UVInf st Street flier Thomas Fitzpatrick at the Wadsworth Ave. station house. Anotilie Fitzpatrick If ravel-Log (Aerial) By MICHAEL CLENDENIN . Thomas Fitzpatrick, 28, local wrong-way Corrigan who finds air landing strips where the Port Authority never has built any, admitted yesterday, police say, that he was the hotshot pilot who landed on Amsterdam Ave, near 187th St., early yesterday in a small plane Fitzpatrick, a husky 6-foot blond who made a similar daredevil descent at St. Nicholas Ave. and 191st St., two years ago, walked into tlv Wadsworth Ave. police station shortly before 8 A.M. . He said he "just happened to be in the neighborhood" and he understood police wanted to talk with him. Acting Lt. John S. Robb, the Wadsworth Ave. squad commander, took charge of the grilling. Outside the station house, sitting on -a trailer truck with its wings detached, was the biggest piece of evidence the local sleuths ever had. It was the red and cream single-engine Cessna 120 that swooped down onto Amster- WHAT MAKES De GAULLE TICK? Unlike our impression of the French, De Gaulle is grim, eoKl, haughty, stern and provincial. Yet the French voted Oui" 4 to 1 for hi constitution. Dc Gaulle accomplished this stupendous majority with no political gymnastics, no bahy-kissing campaign, hut with his characteristic "take-me-or-elae attitude. For a look at the man who offers France its first leadership since Napoleon read "Can 17,000.000 . Frenchmen Be Wrong?" ... on page 8 EVERYBODY'S TWITCHING ! In this tension-racked age of anxiety, pills ate being gulped like popcorn, and relaxation has become big business. See page 10 PoSo Asks im hjm Am TF Mop Little Umh Tricks St Tenuis. Oct. 4 f Al'i. The e-overnment again supporting the NAACP today advocated a sweeping injunction to block school segregationists in Little Rock. "The Negro children have suffered long enough," the government said in a brief 8th Circuit Court 1 to the U. S of Appeals. Acting as friend of the court. the government said a compre hensive injunction is needed to prohibit "existing or potential schemes" to evade the desegrega tion mandates of the U.S. Su-1 preme Court. j There was no hint of how such , an injunction if granted would be enforced. i At the same time the govern-ment said the Little Rock school board's plan for leasing the city's I hivh schools for seeTeeated. i private operation is invalid. Will Meet Monday Three judges of the appeals court meet here Monday to decide whether to make permanent a temporary restraining order against the school leasing. Raftsman on Solid Ground dam Ave. at 12:35 A.M. with Fitzpatrick at the controls. The young flier blamed it all on "a man from Connecticut Fitzpatrick said he was in a bar in Manhattan Friday night with the Nutmegger and he began talking about his 1956 plane es capade. The other man was skep tical. . Into the Wild Blue Things were settled by a trip to Teterboro Airport in New Jer sey, the Connecticut man driving. Fitzpatrick picked out the same kind of plane, owned by the Teterboro School of Aeronautics, and with no by-your-leave to the control tower, roared off from west taxiway, obvious to the possibili tv of hittinar other planes. A few minutes later Fitzpatrick. who admits he considers himself "one hell of a pilot, shot his Amsterdam Ave. landing. scaring at least one motorist and one bus driver. The motorist John Johnson, 34, a carpenter, of 811 Kelly St Bronx, had to jam on his brakes to avoid being hit. Minding His Own Bus-ness The bus driver, Harvey Roffe, 30, was parked in his Surface Transportation bus at 191st and Amsterdam when Fitzpatrick grasshoppered over him. Roffe oived for the floor. When he knew he was safe, he said his first thought was: "What the hell could you say if they ever pulled you in on a safety hearing for having an accident with an -airplane?" Fitzpatrick's admission of bis second exploit came belatedly. For several hours after he walked into the station house, he denied he had flown the Cessna, and finally confessed he was the pilot only after several witnesses identified him as the man seen walking away from the plane. Fitzpatrick lives at 442 Jefferson St., Carlstadt, X. J. He was booked for grand larceny, dangerous and reckless operation of a plane, making unauthorized landing in city limits and violation of Civil Aeronautics Administration regulations for flying without a valid license. (Other pictures on page 62) Little Rock, Oct. 4 (AP). Reports that the Arkansas Legislature may get a proposal to abolish the state's public school system circulated today. Sources said the Legislature might be asked to establish a statewide system of private schools, to be effected -through a state Constitutional amendment. The sources said that if the plan is adopted, state support would be given white and Negro pupils on a per capita basis. Private agencies would operate all of the state's schools as segregated institutions and a student could choose the school be wanted to attend. NAACP Hits Closed Schools in Virginia Richmond, Va Oct. 4 (AP). The NAACP today brought under legal fire the closing of all nine Virginia schools shut down by Gov. J. Lindsay Almond Jr. to block integration. The organization filed a motion in federal court seeking the reopening of the two schools closed at Charlottesville. It had previously filed a similar motion concerning the closed Warren County High School and announced that motions on six closed schools in Norfolk will be filed Monday. A court hearing Wednesday was asked. The motions seek "further relief" in earlier desegregation suits and name local school boards and superintendents as defendants. They appear aimed at preventing employment of regular teachers in segregated private schools. Pipeline Blast Fires 5 Homes Hobbs, N. M Oct 4 (AP-A high pressure pipeline carrying gasoline exploded here today, touching off a raging fire. Five houses were heavily damaged and three men injured, two critically. Houses as far away as 200 yards were scorched. Dirty Work In'Color Washington. Oct. 4 (AP) Some folks who took washing to a do-it-yourself laundry found even the drab things coming out brightly colored. Police said a 16-year-old boy confessed that he dropped green, yellow, pink, brown and red coloring capsules through the soap slots of the automatic machines. - The youth said be was paid $5 by a rival laundromat operator. . - . i I . i t i m win llMdiwd PnM Wirrfo Devere Baker pats good old U. S. terra firm a after reach iag Loa Angeles yesterday from Hawaii with his wife. Nola. and daagb-ters Tammy and Jackie (L to r.). Baker skippered the raft Lefct IV when he drifted from Redondo Beach. Calif, to the Hawaiian Islands in 69 days. The ladies had flown to the islands to meet him. Pkn Fines, Not MI, To Integrate Bhde By JERRY GREENE Washington, Oct. 4 (News Bureau). The federal government has decided to force school integration through the use of ultra-stiff fines rather than jail sentences which might make martyrs of Southerners such as Gov. Orval Faubus of Arkansas. The exact pattern of imposing fines, it was learned today, may be made clear after the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, meeting in St. Louis Monday, rules on a plea for a- temporary injunction to prohibit the Little Rock School Board from leasing its properties to a private corporation for segregated operations. Favored in Congress It was learned that big fines for violating integration orders of courts are considered in top Congressional circles to be preferable for two reasons. First, the pocketbook of a taxpayer in a recalcitrant state would ultimately be socked. Second, court action aimed, for example, at jailing state officials violating federal court orders would, it is feared, further inflame tempers especially should an elected official be jailed simply because he insisted be was obeying a virtual mandate of the people who elected him. Echo of High Court The decision will be made after the Circuit Court issues an order on the Little Rock lease. This is generally expected to be in line with the virtual directive of the Supreme Court last Monday that "evasive schemes" to abort the 1954 desegregation decision are to be knocked down. Anybody can violate an opinion. But violate an order such as one from the Circuit Court and you are up against a contempt of court action. Faubus could well face at some time in court showdowns the same situation John L. Lewis did back in 1946. Lewis Fined lOGs That was at the time of the coal strike showdown with President Truman. The mines bad been seized by the government and Lewis was charged with striking against the U. S. Lewis was fined persooally $10,000 and bis union was assessed $3,500,000 for aiding and abetting. It also was ruled that the price of noncompliance with the court's order for the miners to return to work would be at the rate of $250,000 a day. As of this moment, Faubus is tied up in only one legal tangle. He is enjoined by a Federal Court order of September, 1957, from using troops to prevent the entry of Negro children into Central High School. But the ragy Governor has managed to keep out of the integration lawsuits which would require him to appear as a defendant.

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