The Sandusky Register from Sandusky, Ohio on May 5, 1956 · Page 1
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Plainly Told Means Quickly Sold By ' R-S-N Classified Ads. REGISTER More Than a Century in Tour Service— THE SANDUSKY STAR-NEWS —An Institution ofProgrem and Tradition WEATHER Partly cloudy and mild through noon Sunday with scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight and early Sunday. Clearing and colder Sunday afternoon. Founded 1822. Vol. 134. No. 20. International News Service SANDUSKY, OHIO. SATURDAY. MAY 5, 1956 United Press Phone 8840 Price Six C#ltt* PREDICT 50 PERCENT VOTE IN ERIE-CO T i- -w , ^ • * m * 9 m Mass Dope Raids Net 143 In Three-State Area 3 Big Fish' Elude Net Go To Derby 2 Policemen Pose New Identities; 40 Others Sought PITTSBURGH, May 5 (INS)—Three hundred law enforcement officers staged one of the largest narcotics raids in history Friday night and early today in Pittsburgh and nearby Clairton. Other arrests were made in Steubenville, and a new charge Bellaire, O., New York City and was filed against a Youngstown man already in jail. —A-totaLof_143 men and women Froqman Puzzle Stirrinq Rumors Head Mental Health Canvass500 To Canvass 3 3 — In Menial Health LONDON, May 5 (INS)— Britain's imagination-stirring Frogman mystery deepened today with the ex-wife and a business associate of the missing Royal' Navy officer Questioning whether he was dead. Hope that Cmdr. Lionel Crabb, Ret. was still alive—despite an Admiralty announcement that he and from their recent was missing and- presumed dead visit. British —was revived by statements of Mrs. Margaret Elaine Crabb, and a colleague of the World War 2 British hero. Crabb disappeared last month near the anchorage ~of a. Soviet cruiser which carried Nikolai Bul- ganin and 'Nikita Krushchev to were arrested and 41 others are being sought on warrants charging violations of federal and state drug laws. Biggest Peddle^, Escapes Three of these still at large were described by narcotics agents as "the biggest fish in the pond." One of these was identified as Edward Todd, Bellaire. Todd is already under bond, awaiting trial in Allegheny-co courts, but faces prosecution on new charges in Belmont-co. The other two "big fish" were listed as Herschel Smith and Alonzo Davis, both of Pittsburgh. They left with Todd Thursday for the Kentucky Derby at Louisville. The wives of all three were among those charged with narcotics law violations. In Pittsburgh, the raids were made by 250 officers. These included city and state police, Allegheny-co detectives and policemen, deputy sheriffs, two Alli- quippa city policemen, and agents of the Secret Service, U. S. Alcohol Tax Unit and U. S. Customs Service. Eight-Month Climax The raids climaxed an eight- month undercover Investigation by agents of the Federal Narcotics Bureau and the Pittsburgh narcotics squad. Two Pittsburgh policemen, Raymond Hood and Lawrence Taliaferro, 29, voluntarily undertook the dangerous assignment of infiltrating the underworld. The. two "rookies" dropped quietly from police academy training and assumed new identities in the underworld. They and federal agents posed (Continued on Page 7—CoL 7.) Hot Senate Fight Brews Over Rival Road Work Bills WASHINGTON, May ~5 (INS) —A hot Senate fight shaped up today over rival highway construction bills designed to pour billions of dollars into new roads across the country. Sen. Prescott Bush (R-Conn.), said he would lead the battle after the Senate Public Works Committee approved 11 to 2 a Democratic-backed $36 billion, 800 mil lion roads bill. In taking the action, the Sen ate group dumped a $52 billion 13-year roads bill passed by the House and generally endorsed by the administration. City Needs Money CLEVELAND, May 5 (UP) — Charles Hlavac s,aid the city recently sent out two men to shut off his water, claiming he hadn't paid his water bill. The men couldn't find the valve but a few days later a m,an came to install a water meter. Then the city sent another water \hill, for $7S.07. Hlavac gets his water from his own well. STATIST!* S BIRTHS PROVIDENCE Mr. and Mrs. James Mc. Kenna, 1014 Pearl-st, daughter. Mr. and'Mrs. Richard Marshall, 914 W. ' Adams-st. daughter. DEATHS Miss Cora Schantz, 72, 421 fcott-st The purpose of his diving there has not been announced. A Wide variety of reports and; rumors about the case have swept Britain and the matter will be brought to the attention of the House of Commons on Wednesday. The 42-year-old ex-Mrs. Crabb 1 said today that "from the guarded statement made by the Admiralty; I am not satisfied my former! husband is dead." ' She continued, "I just believe' he may be alive." j An 1 unnamed business associate: also said he required more proof, that the frogman died in Ports- 1 mouth harbor where he was diving. Some reports said without explanation that Crabb was captured by the Russians and taken to the Soviet Union. The colleague disclosed that British intelligence agents M15 "had questioned Crabb's frlwnds, including himself, about the frogman's political beliefs. They were reported to have specifically sought information on the naval officer's views on the present government. The businessman said he told "'hthe agents Crabb was an ardent d ! monarchist. Meanwhile, it was revealed that \ the captain of the Soviet cruiser ' Ordzhonikidze did not immediately report that a member of his crew saw a frogman surface momentarily, then disappear near the vessel. The London Evening Standard said a member of the Russian (Continued on Page 7—Col. 8.) WITNESSED SHOOTING — A young girl student at Maryland Park Junior High school, in Seat Pleasant, Md., is comforted by friends, after watching a 15-year-old boy shoot three teachers, one fatally. The boy, identified as Billy Prevatte, apparently went beserk with a rifle, shot the teachers and then dashed to an automobile. Police captured him a short distance from the school when he wrecked the auto. . (NEA Telephoto) Sullen Boy, 15, Held By Police On Charges Of Killing Teacher, Shooting,2 Others In Rampage UPPER MARLBORO* MD., May 5 (INS)—A sullen, 15-year- old boy, angered over a reprimand for truancy, was being held today on charges of killing one teacher and wounding two others Father Kills Self; Son, 21, Faces Murder Charges FERNDALE, MD., May'5 (UP) —Daniel James Lawler, 21, found his mother and father arguing when he returned from work late Thursday night. When he asked what was wrong his mother told him his father had been looking for his pistol so he could shoot himself when he got home. "So I went into the room," Lawler told police, "and got the pistol which was hidden under the mattress. "My father came into the room and I knocked him down. He at the Maryland Park Junior High school in Seat Pleasant, Md., d — ^pistolU i^iTr^cTb ^e Jotoed in a bloodv shootine ranvoafie. I : i„„ i,„ —..u „i—*• >• I*" . . i. in a bloody shooting rampage Billy Ray Prevatte, an eighth [firader at the school since March 27, was charged with murder, two counts of assault with intent to kill and two of assault with a deadly weapon. The victims were Frazer Cameron, 32, an eight grade teacher who was killed instantly by a shot in the heart; Francis D. Wagner, 23, athletic director, and Robert Hicks, 31. In Critical Condition Wagnei was in critical condition after receiving a bullet wound in the abdomen. Hicks, a seventh grade teacher, was treated for a shot in the hand. Hicks tried to wrest the gun from the youngster. Prince Georges-co Police Chief George Panagoulis said the boy was expelled from a Raleigh, N. C, school March 19 after he threatened to kill a teacher who caught him smoking in a rest room. Panagoulis said the intended victim apparently was principal John Hrezo who had lectured Billy yesterday morning about several unexcused absences from classes. Hrezo was teaching in a school annex. Coroner To Rule On Boy's Death In Dental Chair CLEVELAND, May 5(INS) Cuyahoga-co coroner Samuel R. Gerber was to rule tod,ay on the cause of death of a four-year-old Cleveland boy who collapsed and died in a dentist's chair after being given gas in preparation for having teeth filled. The boy, Mark Morrison, was pronounced dead in the office Jf Dr. E. J. Green. The gas was administered by Dr. Elliot C. Mar gles. Dr. Green said that it was p routine case and that gas is sometimes used when filling children's teeth. The boy's pa/ents, David and Norma Morrison, were at the office at the time. Highway Heads Show Doubts On Pike Prospects COLUMBUS, May 5 (INS) — State highway officials exhibited a few gnawing doubts today over the third revised report on prospects for a north-south turnpike. Now down to a choice of a route covering about 400 or 360 miles, the engineers were able to improve the outlook somewhat by cutting costs in a number' of places but turnpike No. 2 still seemed short of a shining success. What the full report contained still is not known. Highway Di rector S. O. Linzell released a few sketchy figures late Friday and promptly became unavailable for further queries. so that he could shoot himself, Late Friday, police filed sec- e murder c h a r g e s against young Lawler for the death of his father, Daniel Stanton Lawler, 44. The youth was released under $7,500 bond, pending a hearing next Tuesday. Gone To Piggy BELMONT, CAL., May 5 (UP) —Contractor Charles Berger told police Friday to call off the search for the $1,000 bill he reported missing a week ago. Berger said he discovered that his two-year old daughter, Kiober- lee, had stuffed the bill in her piggy Bank. Kindergarten, First Graders Due To Report Kindergarten ant' first grade children who will enter the Sandusky public schools for the first time next September must register on three days set aside for this purpose, Carl L. Mackey, superintendent of schools, today announced. Parents may take their children to the school in their district on May 9, 10 or 11 at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Children reaching their fifth birthday on or before Sept. 30 may enter kindergarten in September. Children reaching their sixth birthday on or before the same." date may enter the first grade. Since all birth dates must be checked, parents are urged to bring birth certificates to the school, Superintendent Mackey said. Late News Flashes ASHTABULA (UP)—Municipal Judge Hero Polino today said three Canadian fishing tugs seized in Ohio waters could have been awarded legally to Ohio but instead were returned to their captains to avert "any possible international incident." The tugs were seized by game wardens under the direction of William Farley of Sandusky, district one supervisor. * * * PORTSMOUTH, ENGL AND (UP)—The Norwegian tanker Er ling Bothen collided with the Liberian freighter, Santa Rosa in fog today, sending flames shooting 800 feet above the Eng lish channel and setting the sea afire. One man died and 6 burned on the tanker. * * * SEOUL (UP)—President Rhee called on the West today for an 'ultimatum' to the Communists to get Chinese troops out of Korea * * * HONOLULU (INS)—Crews of two Navy Marlin seaplanes forced down at sea off Hawaii by lack of fuel were safe today after res cue vessels took the planes in tow. MRS. ROBERT GERDING MRS. MILTON PASCOE Mrs. Robert Gerding and Mrs. Milton Pascoe report workers are all set to conduct the house-to-house membership drive of the Erie-co Mental Health Association Sunday, May 6, from 1 to 3 p. m. in Sandusky. With a goal of $15,000 in the chy and county, the workers hope to stop atjevery home in the_area, so that alLmay be given the opportunity to help support the work of the Erie-co Mental Guidance Center. Fishyback Transportation Plan Hailed As Ohio Business Boon When Seaway In Operation CLEVELAND, May 5 (UP)—A new phase of transportation is being promoted for Great Lakes shipping to meet the opportunities expected when the St. Lawrence Seaway is completed. George H. Weiss of the Great Lakes Overseas Freight Conference described the system Friday to a group oi Ohio businessmen as "fishyback transportation." The plan corresponds to the railroads' "piggyback" system of transferring truck trailers to railroad flatcars for long hauls. In this case the trailers are transferred to ships. "A shipment coming by truck from Akron, for example," Weiss said, "Will stay in the same trailer and go by roll-on-roll-off ship to avana' and then to your customer unloading dock in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica or Venezuela. No export packing will be required and there'll be less exposure to damage. It will bring new opportunities to Ohio industry." Join For Betterment In another development, nine together to improve transporta tion connections with Cleveland in anticipation of the seaway, The nine will send representatives to a meeting May 28 to work out ways to straighten the Cuyahoga River to avoid annual flooding. The group also seeks to fill in the Ohio Canal to provide a superhighway right of way between Akron and Cleveland. Start Blakeslee Property Razing Monday Morning Downtown Landmark Gives Way For Mercantile Or Office Building At Washington And Wayne. Demolition of the Dr. Emily Blakeslee property at the northeast corner of Wayne and E Washington-sts, the first of two properties to make way for what may be a new downtown mercha: tile or office building, will get underway on Monday. The city building official today had issued a permit to demolish the downtown landmark, with the contract holder Frank Stroud, to start work on Monday. The owner of the land and buildings is the Erie County Investment Co., although that company has not publicly announced what will replace the two buildings. The Lehman property just north of the Blakeslee home has also been sold to the investment company but no permit has been granted for its removal. HINT TAX CUT DRIVE WASHINGTON, May 5 (INS) —The House Democratic leadership may begin a new drive to cut taxes this spring yet if Treasury Department figures during the next few weeks bear out hopes of a large budget surplus, Rep. Jere Cooper (D-Tenn) declared today. Jury Condemns Graham To Death In Gas Chamber Counsel To Appeal Case; Jury Takes 72 Minutes In Delibera tion. Drive For Funds House - to - House Visitation Set For Sunday Between 1-3 P. M. In Sandusky And County. Approximately 500 people of Sandusky and Er\e-co will have "Rung the Bell for Mental Health" before the weekend is over. Although the main emphasis will be on the house-to-house membership drive, the Erie-co Mental Health Association is also contacting others to help reach the goal of $15,000. Between 1 and 3 p.m. on Sun day, May 6, approximately 340 people will canvass the city of Sandusky, while many more will go through the county for funds to support the Erie-co Mental Guidance Center. Heading the city drive are Mrs Robert Gerding and Mrs. Milton Pascoe, while the county drive is under the leadership of Mrs Quentin Miller and Dr. Richard Blackann. Dr. W. C. Seiler is heading the following in soliciting special gifts for the mental health drive: Joel Farrell, Arthur Zeiher, Peter Zorn, Lee Zierolf, Cecil Laird. Herman King and George Steinemann. Calling on merchants and commercial establishments are Kenneth Tone, James Stacey, Peter Spore, Jack Osborne, Robert Spiegel, Ralph Spiegel, Harry Reisch and Frank Valli. They are headed by Kermit Price and William Close. Industrial gifts are being solicited by Mose Hurwitz; lawyers by Robert Wikel; medical doe- tors by Dr. Arthur Groscost; dentists by Mrs. William Semans; women's organizations by Mrs. Robert Millar; service clubs and labor unions b> Charles Robinson and auto dealers and garages by George Foster. Commission Race Among Highlights Two Also Contest In GOP Treasurer Primary Election A fifty percent turnout for Tuesday's party primary election is anticipated as of today by Erie-co board of elections officials. Lambert Liddell, board clerk, estimated not»ffflefh more than 10,000 of the eligible 20,226 voters will visit the polling places for party balloting which has only a few races' Liddell estimates the Republicans to outnumber' their Democratic counterparts, turning out 6,000 and the Democrats about 4,000. . DENVER, May 5 (UP) — John Gilbert Graham was condemned to death Friday night by a jury which found him guilty of time bombing a commercial airliner so he could collect his mother's insurance. Forty-four persons, including his mother, Mrs. Daisle E. King, 54, were killed in the crash. It occurred last Nov. 1, a few minutes after the United Air Lines DC6B took off from Denver and less than an hour after Graham took out $37,500 insurance on his mother's life at an airport vending machine. The 24-year-old Graham, pictured by the prosecution during his trial as a "greedy, grasping" killer, made no outward show ot\ emotion as the jury returned its verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. Its failure to make any recommendation made death in the gas chamber mandatory. Chief defense counsel Charles Vigil announced minutes after the verdict he would appeal the case to the state supreme court. District Judge Joseph M. Mc Donald gave him 10 days to do so. Deliberates 72 Minutes The jury, made up of seven men and five rforaen, deliberated Graham's fate for only one hour and 12 minutes. It received the case at 11:45 p. m. (est), signaled the bailiff at 12:57 a. m. that it had reached a decision, filed into the courtroom a few minutes after 1 a. m., and 10 minutes later handed its verdict to McDonald. Rhee Opponent Collapses, Dies CHUNGJU, KOREA, May 5 (UP)—P. H. Shinicky, regarded as the only man in Korea with a chance to unseat aging President Syngman Rhee, collapsed and died here today only days be fore the presidential election. The death of the Democratic Party's presidential candidate left the 81-year-old Rhee opposed only by Progressive Party candi date Cho Bong Am in the May 15 election. SENTENCED TO PRISON CLEVELAND, May 5 (INS) Jack W. Young, 36, an East Liverpool pet shop owner, was sentenced to five years in prison Friday, when he pleaded guilty in Cleveland federal court to smuggling parrots from Mexico. i Race For Nuclear Arms Feared By Failure Of Meet LONDON, May 5 (INS) — Western diplomats expressed fear today that a nuclear arms race may follow in the wake of the failure of the UN Disarmament Conference. Western quarters said Russia is well aware of its strength in the nuclear field and therefore feels able to safely make a unilateral reduction in its large standing army which is a constant economic and financial em-! barrassment to the Kremlin. Such a cut also would be valuable for propaganda purposes. Harold E. Stassen indicated before flying home that his re port would. express long-term optimism well qualified with warnings of serious obstacles still barring agreement. 16 Allies Meet To Seek Tighter Armistice Pact WASHINGTON, May 5 (INS) — Representatives of the 16 United Nations allies in the Ko rean war ar«* trying to work out means of tightening the armistice agreement with North Korea. It was understood that at their meeting Friday, the diplomats discussed a plan to abolish the half-Communist, half-free neutral United Nations Supervisory Commission to which South Korea has objected violently. There was official secrecy about the meeting called by the United States. The State Department said merely that "the meeting today was devoted to a discussion of Korean armistice problems." DEFENDS CITY TEACHERS CLEVELAND, M,ay 5 (UP) Cleveland School Board Superintendent Mark C. Schinnerer said today he would defend city teach ers who paddle unruly pupils providing the punishment is justified and "not cruel." The contests are for county commissioner on both sides of the ballot and treasurer on the Republican ticket. Lyle Brengartner,' Frank J. Deemer (incumbent), Clinton J. Parker, (incumbent) and William K. Steuk seek the GOP nominations. On the Democratic side. It is a five way contest, with Harold A. David, J. Philip Gasteier, Edward F. Haber, George C. Steine- marin and Frank C. Stoll in the field, with two to be nominated by each party. Two Seek Nomination On the Republican ticket, Howard H. French. Sr., and George B. Hohler seek the nomination for treasurer. There is no eon- test on the Democratic side. Both parties select unopposed slates of delegates, and -alternates, and tieir district counterparts, to the national party' nominating conventions. The hotly contested competition of Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver has not reached into Ohio. Sanduskians will watch the contest in which a man from neighboring Ortawa-co, Robert Reider, Port Clinton publisher, seeks the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and is opposed' by four other candidates, chief of them, Michael V. DiSalle, Toledo, former federal price stabilizer. Others in that race are Oscar F. Fleckner, Frank X. Kryzan and John E. Sweeney. . The Republican gubernatorial race has two heavy voter getters in opposition, C. William O'Neill, the state's present attorney general, and John W. Brown, the incumbent lieutenant governor. Other State Candidates The slate of state office eandi- (Contlnued on Page 7—Col. 1.) Nomination Of Sobeloff Aired ; By Senate Unit WASHINGTON, May 5 CUP)— A Senate judiciary subcommittee today took up the controversial nomination of Solicitor General Simon E. Sobeloff to the U. S. Circuit Court. v Sobeloff argued the winning federal side in the famed anti- school segregation case before the Supreme Court. f HARRELL IS IN MAINE ! COLUMBUS, May 5 (INS) — j The mystery of where ex-Assistant State Liquor Director Joseph Harrell disappeared to has been solved —his family says he's in Maine. Sanduskians Are Among Inductees Going Into Army - .'»::>. .'/Hip- r. . Four Sanduskians. one from Berlin Heights and one from Vermilion, were accepted for Army duty at the Cleveland induction station on Thursday, the county's May draft quota. The Sanduskians are John ifc. Bragg, Lewis E. West, William A. Moley and Robert B. Quinn; 'Xft vln R. Old, Berlin Heights,- tfd Wallace E. Kukes, Vermilion. JU —~ '•'•* T FIRST KENTNCK* ,DEBW|"#f WINNER WAS ARISTIDES UL On May 17, 1875 the ftrffL Kentucky Derby was won hjf|?: Aristldes, a hone tb&owj^' entered in. the race ,an m. ;• pacemaker for another iMffea^ named Chesapeake! ' W~" Classified Ads set, pace in selling and bJH To out-distance eosnneU**. try the Want A* eelwmn*. Call 6840 for and assistance in your ads. ~ " - . ^ . The IUgiat*r-8ta^Ne*f>

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