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Offering Help i REPAIRING TORNADO DAMAGE. carpenters are entire roof was ripped off the house, which was one busy at the G. P. Ziegler home, 1668 Calais in the' of the first in the area to be hit. The Zieglers were in Biscayne Heights subdivision of Warson Woods.

The Chicago when the storm struck. Globe-Democrat Photo REPAIRING TORNADO carpenters are re entire roof was ripped off the house, which was one busy at the G. P. Ziegler home, 1668 Calais in the' of the first in the area t( Biscayne Heights subdivision of Warson Woods. The Chicago when the storm Symington Urgesi Victims Could Have ILI inlinninn liable' BOAS 01.

Ain ct rrine yr 11 al11111191111 IJI9U3 EUE 1111 11150tinalta ritave I burglar- a ome arning ARRIVING IN ST. LOUIS on their way to Lincoln Day ceremonies in Springfield, III. are West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt and his wife. Globe-Democrat Photo ARRIVING IN ST. LOUIS on their way to Lincoln Dcry ceremonies in Springfield, are West Berlin Mayor Willy Brcmdt cmd his Ifrife.

Globe-Democrat Photo Memorial Be Completed in '63 memorial Ground Observer Corps Would Have Spotted Twister in County Solve Crisis randt Sa 1 Can't Crisis A i i'Lli-, I A 20-minute warning for St. Louisans in the path of Tuesday's disastrous tornado "ttlmost certainly" would have come from the Ground Observer Corps had the organization been operational, an official of the de-activated St. Louis Air Defense Filter Center said The Air Force discontinued fore the tornado struck here. sponsorship of the Ground Oh- Previously, the volunteer unit server Corps throughout the na- provided valuable information on tion on Jan. 31, only 10 days be- oncoming storms.

to re fore the tornado struck Previously, the volunteer unit provided valuable information on oncoming storms. Plans to tion on Jan. 31, Only 10 days be- HOPE TO SAVE 100 TREES IN FOREST PARK The city hopes to save 100 of the trees in Forest Park which were felled by Tuesday's tornado, it was announced yesterday. These trees, many of them evergreer, although fallen, are not seriously damaged and their root systems are Intact, having been from rain softened earth, Mrs. Edward G.

Brungard, director of Parks and Recreation, said. The plan Is simply to replant the, trees. This must be done within 10 to 15 days, Mrs. Brungard said, and then the trees must be given special care. The job will require the rental of special equipment, Mrs.

Brungard said. Estimated cost of this rental MOO, and a request for approval of the expenditure will be made to the Board of Estimate and Berlin Mayor Wants Big tour Flelp-f Speaks at Springfield, 'Berth Spec' I pubras te CS FA 1111 I I 111 I it Rings Operating, Police Theorize A wave of burglaries in St. Louis County is continuing, a Globe-Democrat check of records revealed yesterday. In the first 11 days of February there were 30 burglaries in the unincorporated areas of the county and a small number of municipalities patrolled by St. Louis County Police.

Twenty-four homes and six business houses were burglarized. Police said this is far above the average number of burglaries for such a period. 2 RINGS OPERATING At least two burglary rings are Operating, police said. One ring takes nothing but cash. The other ring specializes in household appliances, ranging from toasters to television sets.

The soaring rate of burglaries in the county was pointed out by The Globe-Democrat in a series of articles earlier this month. Col. Raymond Hensley, superintendent of County Police, announced yesterday that a number of uniformed patrol officers will be required to overtime as plainclothesmen in an effort to combat the rash of burglaries; These officers in plainclothes will patrol areas where burglaries have been most troublesome, he said. Lt. H.

C. Birmes, head of the County Police detective bureau, said his men are working 10 to 15 hours a day in making investigations of burglaries. He said be believes that a majority of the burglaries in the county are being committed by burglars from St. Louis who are becoming more aware that the county police force is spread so thinly. Col.

Hensley said the best protection against burglaries is a strong uniformed 'force which can do an effective job of patrolling streets and alleys. REQUEST REJECTED A request by Col. Hensley for 25 more men and 8 more automobiles in the 1959 budget was turned down by former County Supervisor Luman F. Matthews. The budget, now in tentative form, still is to be acted upon by the County Council.

Another handicap in combatting blirglaries and othe, crimes in the county is the lack of a central reporting system. There is no county-wide system for all the various municipal police departments to report crimes to a central information point. An example cited was a burglary last Saturday in the Village of St. George. Deputy Marshal Walter Theleman of St.

George was patroling Continued on Page 9 Rings Operating, Police Theorize A wave of burglaries in St. Louis County is continuing, a Globe-Democrat check of records revealed yesterday. In the first 11 days of Febru- ary there were 30 burglaries in the unincorporated areas of the county and a small number of municipalities patrolled by St Louis County Police. Twenty-four homes and six business houses were burglarized. Police -said this is far above the average number of les for such a period At 2 lRINGS OPERATING east two burglary rings will be to over- time as plainclothesmen in an effort to combat the rash of bur By MARION R.

LYNES Chief of The Globe-Democrat Springfield, Bureau SPRINGFIELD, Feb. Willy Brandt of West Berlin expressed doubt today that East and West Berlin could solve the Berlin crisis without guidance from the Big Four countries. "It is a dangerous illusion to think that problem dealing with BRANDT HOPEFUL the military and political status of Germany could be solved on OF TALKS DESPITE an inner-German level," he told a news conference. DULLES' ILLNESS Even if the two German goyernrnents could get together on Secretary of State John specific issues, he said, "we Foster Dulles illness will would not have the competence have "no effect" on a posto solve them." sible East-West foreign BRANDT HOPEFUL OF TALKS DESPITE DULLES' ILLNESS Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' illness will have "no effect" on a possible East-West foreign Chief of 1 SPRINGFIE Berlin expressed the Berlin crisis "It is a dang think that probll the military am of Germany cot an Inner-Germai a news conferen Even if the tl ernrnents could specific issues, would not have to solve them." 1 11 EUrPliti Dispensing of aid to the hundreds of persons left homeless by Tuesday's disastrous tornado continued here yesterday. In the meantime, debris and rubble had been retnoved front most of the stricken areas.

Director of Streets Henry S. Miller said this work will be corn. pleted in two more days. The St. Louis BI-Stats of the American Red Cross reported it already has reeeived 254 applications for assistance, with many more expected.

Clothes, bedding and other Immediate necessities are beIng distributed by the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. And both agencies are feeding persons who lost their be. longings when their homes were destroyed. The Red Cross is taking applications for aid at the chapter headquarters, 4901 Washington. Bricklayers' Union Halls 4020 Page and tern.

porary shelters established at the Samaritan Temple Methodist Chtirch, 4234 Washington, and the Galilee Baptist Church, Del. mar boulevard and Pendleton avenue. MORE INQUIRIES The Red Cross said it is still answering inquiries made by persons living elsewhere con-, cerning relatives and friends here. It has received a total of 4300 telegraphic inquiries. Maj.

Russell Crowell. divisional secretary of the Salvation Arm', said 15 Salvation Army workers yesterday began making a house-to-house canvass of the areas struck by the tornado to determine the immediate pressing needs of the victims. "They need such things as clothing. bedding. mattresses.

cooking utensils and various ses ticks of furniture," he added. "We will endeavor to meet those needs and are confident we can do so." A Salvation Army official at disaster headquarters at 3949 Forest Park where needed articles may be obtained, said requests for aid are expected to pick up appreciably today when victims learn where assistance can be secured. The headquarters Ls manned by social workers from 9 a. m. to 4 p.

m. daily and for several hours during the night by volun teer workers. Since the tornado, the tion Army's three mobile can. teens have dispensed 515 dozen doughnuts, 2500 sandwiches, 2200 gallons of coffee and 315 gallons of soup. Maj.

Crowell said. Fifty-five persons, 30 of them small children, were housed by the Red Cross at the Bricklayers' Union Hall. Wednesday MVING REOPENS The Irving School, 3829 North Twenty-fifth at, which was darn aged, reopened yesterday, but the more heavily-damaged Bates School at 1912 Prairie ave. will not be reopened until Monday. Superintendent of Instruction Continued on Page 13 aid to the haws left homeless tornado yesterday.

me, debris and removed from stricken areas. reets Henry S. pork will be corn. ore days. BI-Stats Chap, lean Red Cross ready hns re.

loations for as- mnany more ex. ling and other msities are be. by the Red ialvation Army. ides are feedo lost their be. their homes a Is taking op.

I at the chapter 101 Washington. ilayerst Union and tern. established at emple Methodist Vashington. and 1st Church, Del. and Pendleton 41QUIRIES said It still fries made by elsewhere con.

ts and friends eceived a total hic Inquiries. Crowell, divi. of the Salvation Salvation Army ty began making canvass of the the tornado to tnmediate press. victims. such things as ng, mattresses.

and various ar. are," he added. or to meet those 'onfident we can Lrmy official at tarters at 3349 where needed obtained, said are expected preciably today earn where as. a secured. era is manned by irom a a.

m. to Lnd for several night by volun. lad, the Salvia. ree mobile can. 515 dozen sandwiches, 2200 a and 315 gallons said.

ions, 30 of them were housed by the Bricklayers' nesday REOPENS 3829 North which was darn. yesterday, but y-damaged Bates 'rairie ave. will until Monday. of Instruction on Page 13 Dispensing of aid to the hun- dreds of persons left homeless by Tuesday's disastrous tornado continued here yesterday. the meantime, debris and rubble had been removed front From The Giobe-Dieneeret Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Feb.

11Senator Symington today urged the Interior Department to advance the scheduled completion date of St- Louis' Jefferson Memorial project by one yearto the spring of 1963. The department, In the first work timetable it has made public, put the windup at about June 30, '1964. This was in a letter Senator Symington Missouri, received today from Assistant Secretary Roger Ernst. In a quick reply, the Senator said "We are very anxious to have this project fully completed in tim for celebrations planned for 1963 and 1964. For this reason, completion of the work should be scheduled for no later than the spring of 1963." 'CREATING JOBS Mr.

Symington also reminded Secretary Ernst that "St. Louis is a substantial labor surplus area," and any speedup in the project would be welcomed for creating jobs. The year 1963 will be the 160th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase by Thomas Jefferson. The next year will mark the 200th birthday of St. Louis.

Secretary Ernst raised a call, tion even about completing thEt. national expansion memorial by 1964. Twice in his letter he warned that future presidential requests for more project money will be subject to "the budgetary and fiscal. situation." FINANCES During the remainder of President Eisenhower's administration public works expenditures like those for the Jefferson Memorial are likely to be given a careful going over as part of 'his economy drive. Secretary Ernst estimated that the federal share of the total project costs will be $16,000,000.

Continued on Page 1 r. 3 LI It ii The department, in the first work timetable it has made lie, put the wmdup at about 2t1 This way i a Mistrial Granted In Clyde Casey Robbery Case reactivate the center are under way. Sam C. Olmstead, former chief of the weather section at the corps' Air Defense Filter Center, 9011 Manchester Brentwood, yesterday declared that trained observers at the center probably would have spotted the tornado. The twister hit at Manchester and Brentwood boulevard, one block east of the center, before cutting a devastating swath through the heart of St.

Louis. SPENT THREE YEARS "The St. Louis Ground Observers have spent three years tracking storms through here, both by radar and observers itt the field," Mr. Oirr3tead pointed out. "When there was great storm activity in the area, we would have observers posted round the clock at the center.

They almost certainly would have seen this tornado and would have given warning." he said. Mr. Olmstead estimated that the storm, moving at about 25 miles an lour, struck at Manchester and Brentwood 20 minutes before it hit Boyle avenue and Olive street. "There's a question about how much good the warning would have done at that hour of the morning (2:15 o'clock), but I believe it might have helped," he commented. VOLUNTEERS TRAINED The GOC program, dropped by the Air Force because officials believed mechanical spotting devices are sufficient to handle the Job, trained volunteers as storm and aircraft spotters; On many occasions the St.

Louis Air Defense Filter Center warned the area residents of approaching storms. Members of Ground Continued on Page Air Defen! the area ing stocrmon: mini ministers' meeting to work out the Berlin problem, West Berlin's Lord Mayor Willy Brandt said here yesterday. "I am not informed as to how long he will be hospitalized, but I am confident everything will go on as planned," he said at Lambert-St. Louis Municipal Airport en route to Springfield, Asked if he expected a peaceable solution to the Berlin crisis, the 44-year-gld Mayor of the Communist-encircled outpost said, "I hope so very much. "But we still may have some excitement," he added.

The "man on the cold war hot seat" was accompanied by his Norwegian-bocn wife, Rut, and German Embassy officials on his six-day visit to the United States, first leg of a round-the-world tour. Unwittingly Aids Thief The stork was an univitting accessory in a Granite City burglary on Wednesday, police discovered yesterday. Notified that his wife had given birth to a boy at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Frank Barrett, proprietor of Helen's Cafe, 1920 Missouri closed up his restaurant ahead of time and made a beeline for the maternity ward at 6:30 p. m.

At least, he thought he closed up. Police cruising in the neighborhood at 1:30 a. m. yesterday noticed the front eoor standing open. Investigating, they found a gas jet burning on the kitchen range and two exhaust fans whirring; but nobody on the premises.

Further checking led to the discovery that two coin-operated machines, a pinball game and a juke box had been broken open and the contents taken. About $6 was missing, Mr. Barret determined later. There was no sign of forced entry, police said. "I don't know if I left the door open and the gas on or not," Mr.

Barrett said. The stork wasn't talking. In any event, no one can accuse it of being a stool pigeon. wttl Aids 1 The stork wi accessory in a glary on Wedne covered yesterd Notified that birth to a boy Hospital, Frank tor of Helen's Cs closed ut ahead of time line for the ME 6:30 p. m.

At least, he ti up. Police cruis borhood at 1:30 noticed the Ira! open. Investiga a gas jet burnia range and tw whirring; but premises. Further checl discovery that machines, a pin juke box had and the content $6 was missing, termined later. There was n( entry, police sai "1 don't know open and the ga Barrett said.

The stork wa any event, no a of being a stool A 18 8 It 8 11 13 a I 1 A J-9 18 111 a It 8 it IS SETTLE ISSUE Only agreements reached at a conference of the United States, Great Britain, Soviet Russia and France would have the authority to settle the issue of a demilitarized Berlin, Brandt added. The Russians have said they will turn over control of road, rail, canal and air routes between West Germany and Berlin to Communist East Germany on May 27. He said he would favor a plan for gradual reduction of troops and military establishments in Germany if it could be done "without weakening the over-all security of the He said troops could be withdrawn on a gradual basis "from certain corresponding military establishments in Western and Eastern Europe," but only under Big Four direction. Among possible roles the major powers could assume, he listed the following: SUGGESTS PLAN The Big Four could hear experts from both sides explaining their positions and their prob- lems, then reach a decision. Or the major powers could ask the' SETTLI Only a greemei conference of di Great Britain, France would lik to settle the is tarized Berlin, The Russians will turn over rail, canal and tween West Ger to Communist May 27.

He said he wn for gradual red and military Germany if it "without weakei security of the troops could be gradual basis "1 responding mi rnents in West( Europe," but Four direction. Among possibl powers could a the following: SUGGES The Big Foul perts from both their positions lems, then reac the major powe nd their a decision'. rt i could ask the' Circuit Judge Theodore McMillian yesterday declared a mistrial in the robbery trial of Clyde B. Casey when a prosecution witness gave testimony the judge had ruled previously was inadmissible. Casey, 25-year-old former convict and husband of Mrs.

Joan Casey, 23-year-old blonde, is accused of being one of three men who held up Wachter's Pharmacy, 2028 South Ninth last and escaped with about $500. His wife was the driver of the getaway car. The witness whose testimony led to the mistrial was Harry Schneider, of 4605 Lindell whose stolen car was used by the bandits. DEFENSE OBJECTS When Mr. Schneider, part owner of the New Market Hardware Company, 4064 Laclede took the witness stand, defense attorney Norman S.

London objected to his testimony on the ground it would tend to prove Casey had committed another I I 4 7 East and West Berlin administrations to work out joint proposals. The idea of allowing East and West Berlin to solve their own problems was suggested today by Senator Mansfield Mon. Continued on Page problems was suggested today by Senator Mansfield (Dent). Mon- Continued On Page 1 CENTSIBLE EXPLANATION CENTSIB EXPLANATION 1 Miners Killed, i Small icsi Is No Error Ma I I Am I 1 VP is No Error Continued on Page 0 Lincoln Pen lew Liny ir.sI'.'7:.4.'.,:',:-:.t. t- I 8 1: 4 p.

-o .1 A I I 1 1 -s Inside Headlines In 100 Foot Fall In Shaft; 2 Hurt 11 In By AsseciatM Press WASHINGTON, Feb. the government didn't make a mistake on the new Lincoln pennies now going into general circulation. Some folk5 took a look at them and decided somebody I ,0 .0 WASHINGT mistake on the baton. Some 1'1 By AssociatM Press NT, Feb. the government didn't make a ew Lincoln pennies now going into general circu- irs.

took a look at them and decided somebody oss TRQOPS FIGHT )AGE 3 CUBANS WANT TO TRY RISING ECONOMY PREDICTIL RY ON PAGE 2 STORY ON PAGE 2 Important Inside Features OD ON PAGE 3 TA ON PAGE 2 ON PAGE 2 COLUMNISTS Robert Le Bumee Page 22 Robert J. Died 30 Bob Goddard IS 30 Bob Goddard William Happ 18 dmrts nee Page 22 1 30 IS 30 Two men were killed and two Injured in a mine shaft accident near Dillard, Crawford County, according to report last night by the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Kirkwood. According to the report. the men were in a shaft of the Viburnum Mine and were being hauled to the surface by a rope device. The rope snapped and the men fell 100 feet to the bottom of the shaft.

The time of the accident was placed at 4 p. m. yesterday. The dead were Junior Gil lam of Potosi and Don Hall of Frederickstown. Reported injured were Lloyd Francis of Dillard and Loy Bennett of Fredericks-town, who were taken to Bonne Terre Hospital at Bonne Terre; Pollee said all four men were In their 30's.

Two me near Dilll injured in according by the A Accordix Patrol at -ff VS aaa am. unoApaanda lin their 30's. goofed. The new penny, in production since Jan. 2, has a new "tails" side which shows the Lincoln 1 41.1n1ted States -Of Because the In the word "of" is a small letter whereas all the other are capitals, some people thought an error was made.

Officials said the coin was de afgned that way, even though all the letters on the old Lincoln pennies were capitals. Frank Gasparro, Treasury artist who -works at the Philadelphia mint, said he had plenty of precedent for changing the letter style. He said the in th word "of" Is a small letter on the new Franklin half dollar, roofed. goofed. The new pen since Jan.

2, il side which sh legend, America." Because the "of" is a sma all the other a people thoul made. Officials said signed that all the letters pennies were 0 Frank Gas artist who -woi delphia mint, of precedent I letter style. 114 the word "ors on the new Fr In production 1 a new "tails" vs the Lincoln ted States -of a 11 the former Miss Liberty half dollar, the regular silver dollar and about a dozen commemorative coins. "I did It to break up the pattern of the designthe letters," Gasparro said. He added that he feels the small makes the coin more attractive front an artistic standpoint.

Gasparro said a small letter can be used because "of" Is a preposition rather than a noun. The "heads" side of the Lincoln penny has not been changed from the design first adopted In 1909. Officials said more than 126 million of the new pennies have been produced. These have been going Into' circulation for about a month. the former Miss Liberty half dollar, the regular silver dollar and about a dozen commeznora- five coins.

"I did it to break up the IL I a A. Amusements Page 25 Clusitied Ads 26-2S Comia; 38-31 Crossword Puzzle SS Editorials Financial Markets 30-31 Food News 13-17-20-334740 Jumble SS Local News 3,12 Obituaries I Picture Page IS Radio-TV 33 Sports 21-25 Through the Years II Women's Pages 10-11 Page 26-2S 38-31 8 amen Offa me dff ambAm women's rates 10'11 Marian O'Brien Potomac Fever Victor Riese! Inez Robb Robert Ruark Beulah Schacht George Sokolsky Abigail Van Bares Earl Wilson kY CITO. THE GREAT EMANCIPATOR looks down on Coleman Smith (left) and Phillip Stubbs cm they dust his portrait at'Lincoln School, -a recently integrated school in Oklahoma City. They cleaned up the painting in honor of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. yesterday.

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