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DULLES arrives at Walter Reed WORRIED PRESIDENT leaves the 4., -1- 11- Francis tint ckti hsMe --'4 1 Civil Defense director, sala he RS 1 has been instructed by Niaor Hospital to visit her husband. hospital after visiting Secretary Dulles. all 4, 0,,,,.:.:,4,.:,: I Tucker to study the 3., of establishing a warning o. to. ,1 A.

P. Wirephotca no' ml 4 1 0 4-4. 41444,, tAilta. 10 1. 1:,1, I I ttboreaaltesr.t the public Three Bandits art 1 a i 1 'di'lii 4.1 A For Tornado Radar Urged Civil Defense Told To Work Up Alert System By RAY NOONAN Globe-Democrat Staff Writer A call for a "crash" by the Weather Bureau to inizI modern radar tornado-tracking equipment here as soon as possible was made yesterday Ey United States Represen ativ! Frank M.

Karsten. At the same time, Brig. Gen Francis P. Hardaway (let). Civil Defense director, saia he, has been instructed by Mayor Tucker to study the poisibility of establishing a warning to alert the public of threats.

,41115 DULLES arrives at Walter Reed Hospital to visit her husband. Three Bandits WORRIED hospital after Leaders Dismayed PRESIDENT leaves the visiting Secretary Dulles. A. P. Wirephotos SUNDAY PRICE leave this Reed "In tow in mid 20s; high near 40.

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Globe-Democrat Photo by Bob Briggs -HOW STORM CARVED ITS HORRIBLE ened tornado, he said These- developments came as an afterinatn of last Tuosday's tornado which itruck St. Loa's without warning, taking 21 liver. injuring about and causing about $12,000,000 damage in the city and surrounding areas: As disclosed by The Globe-Democrat, there is a strong possibility that St. Louis could have had an hour's advance notice or the tornado if the Weather Bureau here had modrn radar equipment. Such equipment is on order.

But the present schedule does not call for it to be Installed until the latter part of this year. That would be after tLe normal "tornado season." which extends from March through September and is considered at its peak in April, May and early Tune. "1 urge a crash program to get long-range radar installed at St. Louis as soon as possible," Representative Karsten told The Globe -Democrat in Washington yesterday. He said he is going to seek all possible speed by the Weather Bureau in placing the equipment here, with the hope that the new radar can be installed In time for the tornado season.

"Also," Mr. Karsten said, "I irtend to conduct my own investigation to see lf there has been any delay in getting this radar and to see why St. Louis doesn't have it now. "I cannot understand why, as reported, the Weather Bureau in St. Louis does not fiave the modern equipment available to detect tornadoes.

"It seems to me that St. Louis should be at the top of the list to get this new equipment because the city is in 'tornado "I Intend to see if the Weather Bureau will schedule one of the first sets for delivery to St. Louis, and possibly the Weather Bureau can train men there instead of sending them to Florida." This latter reference was-to a statement by a Weather Bureau official to The Globe Democrat that the first new-type radar unit is to be installed at Miami, and this is to be used to train Continued on Page SA 2 Principia It started when a tiny hook-shaped blip flickered onto the edge of a radar screen at the airport weather station. A new man on the Weather Bureau staff was watching the scope when the omen appeared at 1:49 a. m.

Tuesday morning. His training, told him that a bright, distinct hook-shape spells troublepossibly a tornado. He had seen such blips in photographs and training films. But this one was fuzzy and indistinct. Uncertain, the new man asked a more seasoned forecaster to take a look.

The older hand saw the blip just before it disappeared He thought it was too indefinite to be meaningful. Weatherman George N. Brancato doubts that the blip echoed-the tornado that was to touch down minutes later at little Sherman, Mo. But it was, per' hips, the first indication that something more than a thunderstorm was in the air that morn Both Parties Express Regret; European Allies Concerned By Associated Press WASHINGTON, Feb. It Democratic and Republican congres- sional leaders joined today in epressing hope that Secretary of State Dulles' cancer will not disable him for long.

Voicing regret at the news that Mr. Dulles as a recurrence of Asked to comment on the White cancer an must take an indefi- House announcement that no new nit leave of absence during Secretary of State will be appoint- which he will be given radiation ed now, he said: treatments, the leaders said they "I don't what the plans are. It hoped Mr. Dulles will soon be is up the President to appoint able to return to his desk. Secretaries of Stateto me." ALLIES SYMPATHIZE Senator Fulbright stopped off in In Europe, government leaders Memphis en route to Arkansas.

among allies of the United States House Democratic leader Mc- expressed sympathy for Mr. Cormack of Massachusetts said I Dulles as soon as they received sincerely pray and hope that news of the medical report. his condition will rapidly im- prove. I profoundly respect Sec. Senator Johnson of Texas, Senate Democratic leader, said etary Dulles and consider him to be a great Secretary of State." "Like all Americans every- where, my hopes and prayers Senator Mansfield of Montana, will be with Secretary Dulles assistant Senate Democratic lead- for a full, speedy recovery." er' said "I am- distressed, too, House Speaker Rayburn because it means the loss of his Texas, said: "I am great capacity for public service terribly sorry to learn of the at a time of desperate need.

His illness of Mr. Dulles. He is a further incapacitation is a dev- very able man and we need astating blow to the nation, to his services." the world and to the hope for Senator Bridges of New Ramp- peace. PRAISED AS GREAT shire, chairman of the Senate Senator Neuberger pressed regret and said Mr. Dul- Republican policy committee, ex- Oregon, who returned to the Sen- les" continued "would be ate this week after a cancer op- a blow to this country and her eration, said as one who has position in a troubled world.

He suffered the ordeal of cancer, I has given us very forceful leader- want to extend my profound sym ship in a time of great difficulties pathy to our secretary of state. and he is sorely needed." I long have admired the courage In Memphis, Senator Fulbright with which Mr. Dul es, past 70, Arkansas, chairman of as carried on so valiantly." the Senate Foreign Relations The news was telephoned to Prime Minister Macmillan at the Committee and a frequent critic of Mr. Dulles' policy, called the Chequers country house where he secretary's illness "a very tragic was in conference 'with Foreign development." Secretary Selwyn Lloyd on their forthcoming trip to Moscow. "They received the news with great regret," a spokesman re- Pope John ported.

They wished Mr. Dulles lesses a speedy recovery. Aids of Chancellor Konrad Ade- Inauer said the West German goy. ernment feels deepest regrats. treatments, the leaders said they hoped Mr.

Dulles will soon be able to return to his desk. ALLIES SYMPATHIZE In Europe, government leaders among allies of the United States expressed sympathy for Mr. 'Dulles as soon as they received news of the medical report. Senator Johnson of Texas, Senate Democratic leader, said "Like all Americans everywhere, my hopes and prayers will be with Secretary Dulles for a full, speedy recovery." House Speaker Rayburn Texas, said: "I am terribly sorry to learn of the illness of Mr. Dulles.

He is a very able man and we need his services." Senator Bridges of New Ramp-shire, chairman of the Senate Republican policy committee, pressed regret and said Mr. les' continued "would be a blow to this country and her Iposition in a troubled world. He has given us very forceful in a time of great difficulties and he is sorely needed." In Memphis, Senator Fulbright Arkansas, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a frequent critic of Mr. Dulles' policy, called the secretary's illness "a very tragic development." Pope John 6 5 News Clouds Further Allied Cold War Moves By WARREN ROGERS JR. Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON, Feb.

I4.John Foster Dulles has cancer of undetermined extent. But he will continue as Secretary of State on of absence while undergoing treatment. President Eisenhower made announcement today after visiting Mr. Dulles at Walter Army Hospital. A medical bulletin Issued along with the President's announcement ruled out any Immediate surgery.

It said that the Immediate future radiadon therapy will be used," The disclosure, based on laboratory tests. came about 27 hours after Mr. Dulles was operated on for a groin hernia. The Operation was performed by the hospital commandant, Maj. Gen.

Leonard who removed a cancerous portion of Mr. Dulles' colon two years ago. Department press officer Lincoln White told newsmen doctors informed Mr. Dulles he had cancer about 9 a. m.

Mr. White said President Eisenhower and Mr. Dulles' family were nod-tied about the same time. Mrs. Dulles was reported to be bearing the news of her husband's illness in quiet stoicism.

Friends said her chief concern appeared to be to spend as much time as possible at the hospital and to do whatever she can to ease the Secretary's illness. "She's a real soldier," a friend said. The news evoked expressions of regret and concern from this capital and around the world. It also threw away the Allies timetable of negotiations on Soviet efforts to oust Western Troops from I3erhn. And it spurred speculation on a possible successor to Dulles, who will be 71 in II days.

Mrs. Anne Wheaton, associate White House press secretary, inr dicated in response to a clues-- tion the leave of absence statement meant there will be no apI pointment of a new Secretary of State at this time. Tissue and fluid removed dur; lug yesterday's hernia operation were round to be cancerous. The medical bulletin put it this war. "A small nodular Implant on the hernia sac was removed with the excess sac during the course of the operative pro) cedure.

"The fluid evacuated at surgery contained free cancer cells on cytological examiner don. "No further surgery is contemplated. In the immediate future, radiation therapy will be used." President Eisenhower issued the announcement through aids Continued on Page 8A Aaron G. Benesch Robert L. Burnes Ilka Chase Hume Duval Bob Goddard John R.

Hahn Hedda Hopper Joseph A. Jost Francis Klein Louis La Coss Leonard Lyons Norman Vincent Aaron G. Benesch 13 Robert L. Burnes 111 Chase 4F Hume Duval 2B Bob Goddard I2G John R. Hahn 48 Hedda Hopper gG Joseph A.

Jost I4G Francis Klein I IG Louis LaCoss 2F Leonard Lyons 41? Norman Vincent Peale 4F Beulah Schacht SF Dr. Paul Voodring 4F SUPPLEMENTS Sunday Magazine (20 Pages) This Week Magazine (48 Pages) American Weekly (24 Pages) Comic Weekly (8 Pages) Baer and Fuller Section (12 Pages). Total Pages 200 GLOBE TEAM'S EXCLUSIVE STORM ACCOUNT The tornado that struck St. Louis in the early hours last Tuesday morning caught the city off guardbut roused it into instant action. This ts a Globe-Democrat team report on the storm and on some of the people it touched at every level along its 25-mile trail through the area.

The story was assembled by staff writer Pete Goldman from first-hand accounts gathered by reporters William. Beecher. Joe Gallagher. kobert Blanchard, Steve Darst, Ted Drury and William Feustel. basement and huddled in a corner.

Just as they did, the lights went out. When they emerged. i went out. wnen tney emerged, found the porch and part PATH switchboards to Glendale police. By now it is nearing 2:10 a.

m. The storm blasts ahead through Rock Hill, Brentwood, Maplewood and into the city. Behind it is rubble. Ahead is sleeping St. Louis.

At 1014 Oakview in the shadow of Television Station KTV1's 575-foot tower, the James Fleeners were asleep in their third-floor apartment. Across the room, little Lisa Ann 13 months old that daylay in her crib. A garbage-can lid off and hit the street with a clatter. Mrs. Fleener woke up.

saw it had started to rain and got up to close the window. Then she went back to bed. "I'm scared," she told her husband as the roar of the wind Continued on Page 6A Kansas City Got arnhig System Af Spedi KAr tornac iffer Tornado Special to The Globe-Democrat KANSAS CITY, Feb. 14. A tornado warning system using radio and television announcements, sirens, red lights, loud speaker instructions and other signals was established here Dec.

30, 1957, based on the tragic experience gained from the May 20 disaster that killed 38 persons. A co-operative project of the city, the Board of Police Commissioners and the Weather Bureau, it is designed for use when it is believed danger threatens life and property in Kansas City because of the approach of tornadoes or other emergency weathel condiitons. The sequence of action established begins with a warning originatingwith the chief meterorologist which is relayed by telephone to the police dispatcher. A direct telephone line is used. INFORM MAYOR If the meteorologist and the dispatcher dedde there is time enough they try to inform the Mayor, the city manager, the director of public works, the administrative assistant to the city manager, and the police chief, in that Order.

The city officials then make the decision whether to issue a public warning. However if there is a critical time element, the dispatcher may issue warnings directly. He then notifies those in the chain of command of his action. The dispatcher notifies all police, fire, and emergency vehic Continued on Page 4A ht. Of Ene row oi neir nve-roomi The Troy Coopers live near house had been rippedi Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks off.

at Sherman, a Meramec River i 1 the roof of their" five-room' Flee Here in Gun Battle Three would-be bandits were driven off by gunfire in an attempted holdup of the Jeff-Park Pharmacy, 2654 Park at 3:35 p. m. yesterday. Police said one shot fired by a bandit at the drug store's pro- prietor, Francis Doyan, 59. and three aimed at the fleeing rob-.

bers by an employe, William As-bill, 33, apparently missed their; marks. 1 A I5-year-old clerk, Krone, was alone behind the counter when the first of the rob-; bers entered, he told police. The man asked for shoe polish. While' the youth was getting it for the other two men came in. One pointed a gun at Krone and told him: "This is a holdup." HIT WITH BorrLE I At this point, young Krone re' lated, Mr.

Asbille was heard coming up the basement stairs. At the direction of the man with the the boy called to Mr. to "come over here a min: ute." Mr. Asbille came over and was struck on the head with a bottle of insecticide wielded by One of the bandits. As Mr.

Asbille staggered from the blow, the proprietor, Mr. Doyan, who had been in a room above, the store, came down a I back stairway to investigate the commotion. As the robbers turned toward the stair entrance, young Krone saw his chance and made a break for a room at the rear of the store. One of the robbers took after i the youth, while Mr. Doyan taking in the situation, grabbed a blackjack he told police he kept at hand for emergencies and rushed the bandit with the pistol.

"I hit him over the head as he fired point-blank at me," Mr. Doyan related. "There was a blinding flash." In the meantime, young Krone had been overtaken, shoved into a washroom and locked in. "I heard the sound of the shot and thought someone was hit," Continued on Page SA Students Comm actionary I 1 BACHELOR A man who never got around i to marrying in his youth, but has got around it ever since. 1 i ex, Dul, Helicopter VATICAN CITY, Feb.

14 tr, Two American pilots landed a helicopter in the Vatican San Damasus courtyard today in the presence of Pope John XXIII. The Pope watched from an armchair. The two pilotsWilliam Coffee, of Cleveland, and William Boom, of Montclair, N. J.knelt in front of the Pontiff after they alighted from the craft. Then Pope John recited a prayer in Latin and blessed the helicopter.

"0 Lord," he said, "from whom come all things and all perfect gifts, bless this helicopter." The Pope used the new Latin word helicopterum for the word helicopter. Italian Senator Guiuseppe Caron, under secretary for civil aviation who also was aboard the helicopter, told the Pope that it could reach the papal summer residence at Castelgandolfo, about 15 miles south of Rome in the Alban Hills, in less than 10 minutes. "The landing in the San Damasus court yard was enough for today." the Pope replied, "Let us see it next time." Inside Headlines VAST RENEWAL PROJECT HERE STORY ON PAGE 34 AUTO STICKER JAM ON PAGE 3A CRIME CLEANUP IN PAGE DISTRICT STORY ON PAGE 4A Important Inside Features farm and resort community in From Sherman, the tornado the far southwest reaches of St. hops along eastward through Louis County. the county.

Most tornadoes -So the first sound of the torna- travel about 30 to 40 miles an dolike the roar of a train in the hour. This one blasts ahead at night was hardly cause for 60 to 63about a mile a alarm. ute. But the roar grew. Troy a Monsanto Chemical Corn- I Ray Kennedy, a Kroger Corn-any employe.

got out of bedpany bakery sanitarian, and his went to the kitchen and looked, family were asleep in their hill-1 outside. What he saw sent himt top ranch house in the Coral rushing back to the bedroom to Ridge subdivision of Verson, rouse his wife. 1 Woods. 1 His oldest daughter, Kathy, 17,1 His son Gary, 18, was the firstl was staying overnight with a girl'to hear the express-train roar of! friend at Ballwin. Three otherithe twister.

As he reached his children, 9 to 18 years old, stum- bedroom door. the patio roof of bled out of bed to the living room. a house some 400 feet away, Troy Cooper, a man with crashed against the Kennedy healthy respect for a twister, told his family in the past what! "That woke me up," Mr. Ken-to do if one struck. Following his nedy 'recalled later.

"I hit the instructions, they filed into the hill just as Gary got (his door open. We went to my younger son Jack's room and tried to -Crossword pull the door open. pres We couldn't suction or sure held It shut." Prize Up They finally burst in and found the room a litter of shattered 28000 glass and fragmented two-by- -to four timbers. Ten-year-old Jack's -bed was covered with glass frag- ments. But he had been sleeping nip GlabeDemocrat with his head under the covers.

Crossword Quizzer stumped He was unscratched. again and as a re- Mr. Kennedy scooped the boy suit today's new puzzle out of bed and put him in Gary's -seared to $8000., I arms. "Get down to the base. For the New.

Crossword ment, fast, he shouted. 7cutrzer Puzzle turn to Mr. Kennedy called the coun- tv police to report the twister. PAGE 2A He reported a dispatcher told him his home was not under The correct solution to county Jurisdiction and referred Sunda y's Crossword him to Glendale police. Puzzle is on His detoured call to county po' lice was perhaps the first direct age II1A '4 a 'report to authorities.

It took him three tries to get through busy From Sherman, the tornado hops along eastward through the county. Most tornadoes travel about 30 to 40 miles an hour. This one blasts ahead at 60 to 63about a mile a min- ute. bedroom door. the patio roof of a house some 400 feet awayi crashed against the Kennedy' Missing, Boat Capsized Two Principia College freshmen students were missing and believed to have drowned yesterday after they were seen on the Mississippi River in a light boat which later capsized, near Elsah, Ill.

The missing students were identified by Dean of Men John were unable to find any trace Rawsthorne as Donald Moore. of the youths, although a search 19, of Rockford, Ill.i.aod Richard also was made of nearby Portage Tinning, 19, of Lakewood, Ohio. Island in the hope that they might Edwin Rhoads, a resident of have swam to safety. Elsah, whose home overlooks the and Tinning had a 6 river, said he saw two youths p. in.

dinner engagement with carry a home-made kayak to the 'Dr. John Wanamaker, biology river yesterday afternoon and professor at the colleg but get into it. neither showed up. Rawsthorne as Donald Moore. 19, of Rockford, Ill.i.aod Richard Tinning, 19, of Lakewood, Ohio.

Edwin Rhoads, a resident of Elsah, whose home overlooks the river, said he saw two youths carry a home-made kayak to the river yesterday afternoon and get into it. Book Reviews Classified Ads Commercial-Business Crossword Puzzle Editorials Financial-Markets Golden Years "Gold in Your Attic" Green Thumb "Headlines of 1859" Fashion Preview Jumble SF 3-12C 2C 4F 2F 6-7H 38 4F Sc 1-16E 3F Obituaries 10A Real Estate IC Society and Women's Activities 1-813 Sports I-5H Through The Years 2F Travel-Resorts 1445G TV and Amusement Week 116G COLUMNISTS Dr. Defter Alvarez 4F Betty Beale SD Two 9-year-old boys who were near the chapel on the Elsah campus, later reported they saw the boat capsize in the choppy water about three-fourths of a mile from the ice-choked shore. Rescuers who manned boats.

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