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k 1 Eita FINAL EDITION CENTRAL ILLINOIS' fc HOME Ji NEWSPAPER SINCE 1846 112th Year. No. 83 VP ASSOCIATED PRESS BL003IIXGTOX-NOR5IAL, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1958 EIGHTEEN PAGES. tiJ9 UNITED PRISS Single Copy 10 Cents. . - , ...... Unions, Firms Accused n Senate Probe Report Todd's Funeral Tuesday-Service Will Be Private CHICAGO (U.P.) The body of Mike Todd will be returned Tuesday to Chicago, the city that launched his theatrical career, for burial in private graveside sendees. nnnii ill r r r- A mrm i I FLAMES FROM TV SET tress Elizabeth Taylor, other mem bers of the family and close (See page 2 for story of AP's exclusive interview with Elizabeth Taylor, actress wife of Mike Todd. Editor;. Elvis Says Good-By fo Parents Memphis (JP) Singer Elvis Presley and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Presley, get together at home here for, a final chat before his induction into the Army. Pressure for Tax Cut Builds Up in Congress House Delays Military Pay Bill Action WASHINGTON, D. C (A.P.) Pressure for a quick tax cut built up Monday with new calls from Republican and Democratic members of Congress. But Vice President Nixon said President Eisenhower is with holding any decision on such additional antirecession measures as tax cuts or increased public works spending until the sta- I tistics for March are available. Official figures on unemployment, production and other economic factors are being compiled now, but won't be in final form until sometime in April. . VIEWS MIXED " Mixed in with the demands for quick tax cuts were go-slow warnings and expressions of outright opposition. Sen. Bridges (R., N.H.) said he did not want to "step into a tax cut which would mean a big defi cit." But Bridges, chairman of the Senate GOP Policy Committee, conceded on a TV program that "the stimulus of a proper tax cat might be helpful." Sen. Ellender (D., La.) said he is against cutting taxes when pub lic works spending appears likely to increase. IVES CAUTIOUS Sen. Ives (R., N.Y.) cautioned Congress against plunging "headlong into en action which would create an inflation causing further distress." But, he added, "if and when we are sure a tax cut is necessary for recovery, , let's go ahead with it." Opposing any wait-and-see attitude toward tax reduction, Sen. Douglas (D., 111.) said the nation is in a serious recession "trembling on the edge of a depression." He said it would be dangerous to wait much longer to cut taxes. Sen. Thye (R., Minn.) said he was for tax reduction across the board "if we do not see an upturn in our economy within the next 30 days." WASHINGTON, D. C. (ff) The House Monday postponed until Tuesday consideration of a 668 million dollar bill to raise servicemen's pay. Following congressional custom, Monday's session was dedicated to eulogies of Rep. George Long (D., La), who died Saturday. Managers of the bill, which contains a number of features designed to make careers in uniform more attractive, said they will try to complete debate and bring it to a vote Tuesday. Practically all career servicemen would get raises. There would be none for officers and enlisted men in the first two years of service, most of whom are doing obligated service. The raises would be higher in the upper grades, both officer and enlisted, to encourage ambitious young men to stay in the service. rDulles Says Cut In Aid Would i Heighten Slump WASHINGTON, D. C. -Sec retary of State Dulles told Con gress Monday a slash in foreign aid spending would cut employ ment and heighten the recession. He testified this country would gain little and lose much if, in its drive for domestic public works projects, "we recklessly tear down the very structure of the free world," which provides peace and "the material blessing we now have." Cognizant of growing congres sional attacks on President Eisenhower's $3,942,092,500 to foreign aid program as a giveaway to other nations, Dulles said its effect is the opposite. "Its effect is to counter econom- Dulles told the Sen friends will attend the brief rites, according to David Goldbogen, Todd's brother. Goldbogen said Sunday night the service will be held Tuesday in the Congregation Beth Aaron sec tion of vvaidheim Cemetery in suburban Forest Park. FOUR KILLED Todd will be buried in the fam ily plot where his father. Rabbi Chaim Goldbogen, is buried. The millionaire showman and three other persons ' were killed Saturday when Todd's private plane crashed and burned near Grants, N. M. A sealed casket containing Todd's remains was placed aboard a train at Albuquerque, N.M., Sunday eftter the body was identified by a dentist. The cemetery service will be conducted by Rabbi Abraham J. Rose of Elgin. Miss Taylor will fly from Los Angeles to attend the funeral. Todd's 91 year old mother, who lives in Los Angeles, is not expected to attend. OTHER RELATIVES Todd's son, Mike Jr., will fly from New York City with several of Todd's friends. Another of Todd's b r o t h e r s, Frank Goldbogen, of suburban Highland Park; a sister, M r s. Shirley Stender, Chicago, and sev eral nieces and nephews also will attend the service. Todd, who was born Avram Hirsch Goldbogen in Minneapolis, Minn., grew up in Chicago and first achieved fame as a showman in Chicago with his girlie shows at the Chicago Century of Progress in 1933. CHRISTOPHER (U.P.) Tommy Rude. 2, burned to death Saturday night when flames shot from a television set he was watching and enveloped him before his father could arrive. The father, William, 34, said the flames suddenly burst from the set and swept their two-story frame house. The father said the flames prevented him from reaching his son and he jumped from a window when the fire raced through the first floor. Rude was taken to Miners Hospital here with third degree burns on the back and leg cuts. bign harm bill, Demo Urges Ike Legislation Urged To Curb Abuses WASHINGTON. D. C (X.P.) The Senate Rackets Committee reported Monday that "some 10 million dollars in union funds have been either stolen, embezzled or misused" in 15 years by officials of five labor unions. It listed them as the Teamsters, Bakery Workers, United Textile Workers, Operating Engineers, and Allied Industrial Workers unions. The report, signed by seven JOWN TERRORIZED memoers oi ine Diparusan com mittee, drew a sharp dissent from the eighth member. Son. McNamara (D.. Mich.), appended a report on his own calling the money figures "phony" and assailing what he termed "antilabor bias" in the majority findings. McNamara said. "The colorful language and some of the findings in these chapters are more related to the old Police Gazette than to a supposedly objective congressional report." FIRMS HIT The committee singled out em Boys Kill One, Wound 2 In Holdup Try WOODWARD. OKLA. (U.P.) Two youngsters aged 10 and 12 went on a shooting rampage Sunday, killing one man, wounding two others and terrorizing the town before they were captured. The gunplay began after the By Pantagraph Wire Services WASHINGTON, D. C Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson appealed to President Eisenhower Sunday to sign a bill to freeze farm price supports. He said a veto would be "a ployers in seven states for what i nichinor Klmx" in a frrinlturo anrl u-milH sdH n inHiictTM al lin. was described as "union bustin?" employment 'tactics. The employers were ae-j"5 a,ked into grocer Floyd Johnson made the statement to reporters as Senate Demo-1 L,U lar ' L .. . . . . N,-.than Shefferman s services for cleaning a r.e. Tney asked n.m cratic wrap Mike Manslield (Mont.) said "all indications point this mJVOse if the gun was real tnd other A. A 1 A t:.i. JL . z T to a lax cui Dy congress 10 np uck me recession, jie saia low income groups should get the "greatest relief." Seek Cause Of Todd Plane Crash GRANTS, N. M. i& Heavy earth-moving equipment churned into a muddy mountain valley to- The farm bill, providing for a one year freeze in present price supports, was passed by Congress last week in an effort to block Agriculture Secretary Ezra T. Benson from carrying out plans to cut supports on dairy products. , wheat and feed grains. j The President has called the measure a "180 degree turn in the wrong direction," however, and Congress generally expects a veto. The House and Senate votes convinced farm bloc leaders they could not muster the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto. Johnson said a veto would be "a direct and unmistakable an nouncement that the administration intends to force farm prices down even lower than they are now." "I hope the President will not strike this blow at the American farmer," he added. "Agriculture cannot take many more jolts." The Senate leader also took is sue with Benson's claim that the Fear Rain May Set Off Floods In Eastern Areas By United Prs A gradual thaw turned towering dianapolis. The report said Shefferman's 'h un.u reiuea xo operations "provide a shocking awer any more- .u. , indictment of the activities of a 1 supPT.e th:I number of employers." I1 real- boys then told ,. . . 'Blair, each pulling a J22 calber The f.rrns cited were Sfa. , pistol from his pockcu Roebuck &. Co., Chicaso; Whirl-, pool Corp.. Marion. Ohio, andj KIIXED Clyde. Ohio; Morton Frozen Food, A blaze of gunfire spurted anl C; Webster City. Iowa: Mermen. when the boys Ced Blair lay dead Co.. Morristown, N. J.; J. V. Pil-on the floor of his store and an cher Co., Louisville; Seamprufe employee. Adrian Wilson, 22. and Co., McAlester, Okla.; All State , a customer Edward K i n n e y, 47, I Insurance Co.. a Sears affiliate, 'were wounded. Skokie, 111.: Englander Co.. Chi-' The boys, Robert Smith, 12. and cago; and H. P. Wasson Co., In-, his brother. David 10. dashed out j of the store and ran down the snows into slush in the storm battered East Monday, and weather- I men kept a wary eye on approach-, ing rain clouds for fear they might trigger major Gooding. Weathermen said heavy rains which doused the Lower Ohio Valley Sunday night could touch oil flooding in the snow-buried Northeast and central sections of Pennsylvania if it spreads across the state "with any intensity." HEAVY RAINFALL The rain storm pelted Maiden. Missing Boy's Body Found GALLIPOLIS, FERRY, W. VA (U.P.) A farmer found the body of 5 year old John Wayne McKinney in a pasture about two miles from his southern West Virginia farm home Sunday. Coroner Oliver Ashenaur said his investigation showed the boy died of exposure and "there was no evidence whatsoever of foul play." As many as 1.000 searchers, including National Guardsmen and college students, made a shoulder-to-shoulder hunt for the child since his disappearance last Monday. ateForeS ii, rnS" to for clws to tte cause ! scheduled drop in dairy supports ! Mo., with more than four inches Iei!T Kf.-01"6!; of the crash which killed producer might mean cheaper retail prices, of water since Saturday night.) The great bulk of our mutual security funds over three fourths are spent in the United States in the first instance." He cited 1955 figures showing some 600,000 jobs were provided by the program for American farmers and workers. McNamara said he didn't think main rect, of Woodward, shoot-the committee went far enough in inS windows in downtown bus-its probe of management miscon- inesses as they 3ed. duct. He suggested that industry! A few Sunday afternoon pedev should consider the AFL-CIO ex- trians scurried for cover as the ample of adopting a code of ethi-i005 empted their guns. riooen ilea to a nearby building where he had three pistols cal practices. . Musi nu.i and a rifle stashed and holed up. ine majomy report saia us: David ran into a theater. findings were not intended as any "wholesale indictment" of either labor unions or employers. Rath- l-SE TEAR GAS "I'll shoot the first one I can Mike Todd. Ifr milk, butter and cheese. He and more than 3 inches at Some persons theorized that the said farmers are getting less for f aucan, y., while Katon Rouge. er. It said, the findings should be see. Robert ca!!ed out as officers "a danger signal" to the others in closed in on him. Sheriff Henry those fields, the vast maioritv of White f:red a tear gas bomb into whom it termed undoubtedly hon-j116 &uiia:ng, Home Heating Oil Price Cut CHICAGO W Standard Oil Co. (Indiana) announced Monday a 1 cent a gallon reduction in home heating oils and related diesel oils throughout northern nii nois and the Hammond-Gary, Ind., areas. C. E. Quinn, Chicago regional manager, said the reductions are the result of excessive supply. He said the condition has resulted in intensive competition and a weakening market, despite continued cold weather demands for heating oils. Car Smashup Takes 2 Lives MATTOON (A.P.) Two per sons were killed in a car smash- up on U.S. Highway 45, eight miles south of Mattoon Sunday. The dead were identified as Mrs. Ruby May Ivie, 20, of Chicago, and Mrs. Emma Krampe, 75, of Seigel, a village north of Mattoon. Mrs. Ivie was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Bil-lie Roy Ivie, who received only cuts and bruises police said. Mrs. Krampe was riding with her nephew, Leo Berchtold, 25, also of Segal, who was not injured seriously. UAW Contract Talks Opening DETROIT (U.P.) The United Auto Workers puts its 1958 contract demands on the bargaining table at General Motors Corp. on Tuesday. Walter P. Reuther, UAW president, has emphasized the importance of the opening of this year's negotiations by announcing he will attend. Reuther in recent years has joined the contract negotiations only after they reached a climax. The present thre e-year con tract with General Motors expires' at midnight May 29. Ford and ?. Tnninht Chrysler contracts expire June l.i,XU", ' "'"y111! UAW-Ford talks will start next Monday, Chrysler talks will begin Tuesday, April L crash may have been caused by I iood now but the consumer's price icing, which pilot Bill Verner. 45, 1S UP had reported only a few minutes before the plane went down Saturday. Some pilots on the scene said it appeared that only one engine was working when the Lockheed Lodestar the Lucky Liz smashed into the ground and exploded. Wreckage was scattered over half an acre. One engine and other portions w-ere buried sev eral feet deep in a fused mass. Identification of Todd's remains were made in a telephone comparison of dental charts by an Albuquerque dentist and Todd's New York dentist, Dr. Samuel Pritz. The remains of screen writer Art Cohn, 45, were identified by a money clip he carried. An associate of pilot Verner and co-pilot Tom Barclay, 34, identified them. Vernon Glover, State Highway Official, Dies SPRINGFIELD IP) Vernon L. Glover, 69, an official of the Illinois Division of Highways and a 33rd degree Mason, collapsed and died Sunday of a heart attack in his Springfield home. Slighfly Cooler Italian Regime Opens Campaign ROME (U.P.) Italy's gov erning Christian Democrats opened their general elections campaign Sunday night with a determined bid to win votes from their former allies. At the same time, they warned that the Communists were planning a major wave of labor unrest in an attempt to galvanize the sagging enthusiasm of their supporters. GOVERNMENT FORECAST BLOOMINGTON AREA Windy with rain possibly mixed with sleet or snow tonight. A little cooler. Wrarmer Tuesday. Low tonight near 30. High Tuesday mid 40s. Low Tuesday night near 30. DUCKTAIL DOOMED Presley Begins Army Hitch; Few on Hand for Induction MEMPHIS. TENN. (U.P.) Elvis Presley swapped his plush $100,000 mansion for an Army barracks Monday after he breezed through a physical examination and was officially inducted into the Army. The 23 year old former truck driver, weighing in at 185 pounds and measuring 5 feet 11 inches tall leaves behind a career that he began as a truck driver and rolled into a million dollar business signing rock 'n roll. Presley was assigned Army serial number US-53310761. Elvis' mother and father were permitted inside the examining station and posed with their son for pictures. It took less than 'three hours for the singer to be officially inducted into the Army lat $78 a month. j Ironically, when the time came jfor the teen-age rock 'n' roll idol i to go to his draft board for in- Shop Blaze Destroys 7 Locomotives CHICAGO (A.P.) A wind-whipped fire swept through the roundhouse of the Chicago Belt Line Railroad Sunday, destroyed seven diesel locomotives and other equipment and caused an estimated 1 million dollars damage. Firemen fought the swiftly-spreading blaze, fed by diesel oil, for two hours before controlling it. No injuries were reported. Deputy Fire Marshal Harry Mohr said firemen were handi capped by low pressure of water supplied at the railroad s pump- house in Bedford Park. Mohr reported that "water only trickled from some of the hoses" because of overloaded facilities. Lewis A. Evans, president of the Chicago Belt Line and the Chi cago and Western Indiana Railroad, made the damage estimate. He said the engines belonged to the Belt Line and the roundhouse building to the Western Indiana Road. Several trucks, a cement mixer. and two weed burners were also destroyed by the blaze. est. rv-,r T-nrw-t nH'l ho fttvl "trtwarH t0 hOOt him. the end of the week" a committee he dropped the guns and came to "I had to bluff him." White said. "I told him I didn't want but I would. Then La., was soaked with nearly 3 inches since Sunday. Drenching rains aLso hit north ern California during the weekmemDors said. end, claiming at least one life' Without going into detail, the when a 7 year o!d girl drowned in j report urged Congress to consider a rain-swollen creek in South San legislation in five fields: (1) to u ; aIcn , v ,1 ?Te nd T , P.f " S, 1 td his gun, but made no attempt The ram also sent a huge mud .health and welfare funds; (2) toitrt it ouuc v-iasiung uimn n Aioany, reguiaie ana conirot union iunas; across the bay from San Francis- (3 to "insure union democracy" co. nearly burying Mrs. Anna Ed-i(4) to curb activities of middle- valson in her bed. Her husband i men in labor-manasement dis- ime. I "I would have shot you. Robert said later to officers. ! David, meanwhile, was ricked up several blocks away. He still Robert told White he and David "just wanted to rob a ston." so they went into Blair's grocery. ' Thoy had stolen the guns from an puhed her to safety. putes; and 5 to let states take sunrtus store ' The treat flwt mo (n v,- .k v,(;.,i t,K-,Array surpus siore. Last was contained in the huge amount now locked in the heavy snows covering much of Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic states and New England. THAW UNLIKELY A sudden thaw or heaw rains Relations Board declined to assume jurisdiction. Secretary of Labor Mitchell said in a statement the commit tee's recommendations "follow generally the proposals President Eisenhower made Dag, Red Party - Chief Confer MOSCOW (1T.P.1 TT N Sre- to Congress retarv-Genrral Dap ll.immir. could unleash torrents of flood-; three months ago." He expressed j,- mct with soviet Commun-waters across the East. Although' hope the Senate committee find- ;st parTy chirf Nikita Khrushchev temperatures were evpectt-d to in-s will prod Congress to act Mondav in his nlanned series of climb into the 40s in Pennsylvania j quickly and the Mid-Atlantic states Monday, weathermen said a sudden thaw appeared unlikely. However, there was z. slight chance of heavy rains as the disturbance in the Lower Ohio Valley pushes eastward Monday into the Upper Ohio Valley and most of the Middle and South Atlantic states. FIVE DAY FORECAST Temperatures will average 2-6 degrees below normal. Normal high 48 north. 62 south, normal low 30 north, 43 south. LitfleiW; ;i pLlirrL: temperature chanee indicated 1 5 IT vllU I till 1 1 through the week. Precipitation will average about one-tenth of an inch northwest to one-quarter of an inch southeast in rain about Friday or Saturday and in extreme southeast Monday night. PANTAGRAPH WEATHER RECORD Sunday's maximum SO; minimum 27 Monday 6 a.m. 11 a.m. 2 p.m. TemDeratura 36 37 38 Barometer 19 98 29 S3 29.90 Humidity ) ..99 99 Rainfall today up to 2 p. m. .48 in. Sun sets Monday: 8:16. Sun rises Tuesday: 5:58. WEATHER TONIGHT duction, the loyal fans were ab-! sent. At the gates to the Pres- leys' $100,000 mansion and at the! local draft board, only officials and a dozen newsmen were on hand to witness the passing of; Presley from civilian to military! life. I Presley had two haircuts last ;week to ease the shock of parting with his teen-titillating sideburns land ducktail. The sideburns are jgone, but there's still plenty left for the G.L barbers to shear. 40,3020 (3) 70 w i ww v . ! Doctor Will ROQUEBRUNE, FRANCE (U.P.) Lord Moran, physician to Servicemen Blamed For llleqal Imports TOKYO CTV A national police headquarters report says U.S. security forces were the largest source of illegal imports to Japan last year. Items purchased by U.S. serv icemen at post exchanges or im ported duty free as personal ef-'vojc Sir Winston Churchill for manyi's technically become illegal and violence years, left London Monday by impuns u resoia on me Japanese BECK ACCUSED The majority charzod that Dave "talks on disarmament and other world problems." The discussion between the U.N. Beck, former president of the, ana ine soviet i-any icaa- Teamsters. "had taken, rather r was attended by Foreign M:n-than borrowed. $370,000" of the1 ister Andrei Gromyko. with whom union's funds which he c a 1 1 e dj Hdmmarskjold had conferred loans. separately earlier. It accused businesses, both There was no immediate report large and small, of profiting from of the subject of the discussion in sweetheart" labor contracts with J either case, although the U.N. ex-substandard terms of little or no ecutive's aim here is an attempt benefit to the employees covered, to break the East-West deadlock It CHlled for a law to punish mid-, on disarmament and ease the way dlemen in such dealings, as well i for a summit meeting. as employers and union officials who work with them. The majority handed down "over-all conclusions" that "one man dictatorships thrived" in the investigated unions, with rank and file members deprived ot any through fear, intimidation No Jobless In Red China TOKYO Lf Radio Peiplng said Sunday unemploymc nt has "gone forever" in Red China. plane to visit the ailing statesman . market who is suffering from a recurrence of pneumonia. He was accompanied by Mrs. Mary Soames, Churchill's youngest daughter. Both indicated that the visit was not due to any emergency, and doctors said there was no cause for alarm over the 83 year old statesman's condition. Mao indicates general weather forecast for the nation. HesvT lines show general temperature range. Diagonal lines rain or showers, dotted areas snow and white areas, clear weather. f 'SHORT CUT WALLINGTON, ENGLAND (Pi Sidney Clapp drove his car down a flight of concrete steps, across a sidewalk and on to the street. He said he was taking a short cut. The judge noted the parking lot was next to a pub and fined Clapp 25 pounds ($70) for driv ing under the influence of intox- PANTAGRAPH PHONTES-4-3041 I icating beverages. 14 BUYERS LOOKING FOR FEEDER PIGS Action! Action! Action! That' what Roy Cope'and. R. R. 1. Eureka, III., got when he placed this low cost Wont Ad: FEEDER PIGS 70 head, mostly Hamp- shires. Roy Copeland. one mile west of Marge and Joe's Tavern, Sec or, on U.S. 24. IS miles south. 6TH GRADE LEVEL Says Americans Slow Readers 15 buyers wonted the pigs, but Mr. Ccpeiond could only take care of one. 14 ore s'ill in the market to buy. To contact these buyers mail . . . phone 4-3041 ... or bring your ad today. Save up to 48 by using our special 8 day plan. Remember each day your od appears It is going info more than 12,000 farm home! No other medium in this orea can offer this coverogel PHILADELPHIA (A.P.) The; average American can't read a bit , faster now than he -ou!d in the sixth grade, an expert in the field said Monday. When he finishes grade school the average child can read about 200 words a minute. And there he s'ays. Dr. Nila Banton Smith, director of the reading clinic at New York University, said in an interview I that reading courses should be re quired right through the lTth grade. Students should be reading at least 600 words per minute at graduation, she said. Exceptionally gifted students could boost that rate to 1.000 words. At NYU. most of Dr. Smith's students are business executives. "In 14 two-hour sessions we are usually able to treble their reading speed." she said- The same thing could be done, and should be done, for all our high tchool students."

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