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Mitchell, South Dakota
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WEATHER FORECAST CooUr THE DAILY REPUBLIC An Independent Newspaper if Cattle Buyers Read DOUBLE SERVICE WANT ADS Volume LXXVII 12 Pages Mitchell, S. D., Tuesday, January 19, 1960 Final Edition Single Copy lOc Number 78 50 PERSONS AIRLINE CRASH Rushing Denies Quotes In Des Moines Paper Ray Rushing, executive secre-jat Mitchell." tary of the SD Temperance League Rushing told The Dally Repub- denled Tuesday a statement 1 n He, "As far as we're concerned the Des Moines Register that a we didn't make that exact state"Mitchell resident" offered him a ment." $10,000 bribe. I First, Rushing said, "It Wasn't The Des Moines Register quoted In the town of Mitchell, it was In Rushing as saying, "A Mitchell the vicinity of Mitchell." resident, a nice citizen, who in! And secondly, he said, this case I think Is only a middle- not sure where the man lives- wan, approached me at a meeting!I don't know where he lives, but he trades in Mitchell, he comes in and out of Mitchell. As far as I know he could live in Mitchell, or Mt. Vernon, or somewhere else." Rushing alleges he was offere the bribe to quit his fight agains Defense Officials Claim US Ahead Of Soviet Militarily By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON UP) - The De> fense Department has told Congress the United States is militarily ahead of the Soviet Union and far excels the Russians in ability to deliver- nuclear weapons on an enemy target. This rosy defense picture was given last week to the House Appropriations Committee by Secretary of Defense Thomas S. Gates and Gen. Nathan F. Twining, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Their revised and censored closed-door testimony was made public today by the conr mittee. The testimony prompted Rep. George H. Mahon (D-Tex)," chairman of the defense appropriations subcommittee, to remark that "this is the most enthusiastic and rosy and reassuring presentation that we have ever had." While cautioning against Com- placenoy, both Gates and Twining criticized what Twining called a tendency "to degrade the capabilities of the American people and the peoples of the free world" and to picture in glowing, terms the efforts of the Communist bloc. In coming summit negotiations, Twining said, "we want to deal from strength, strength in the our country." Twining said We have terrific military and in he believes the possibility of an all-out nuclear war with the Soviet Union is "very, very slim." Gates said "there is nothing to justify a belief that the Soviets will make substantive concessions which will reduce our security requirements." On the contrary, he added, the Soviet Union is increasing its military capabilities, Actor Seeking An Annulment Of 3rd Marriage LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor John Sutton. 51, is seeking an annulment of his third marriage on the contention his wife, Anita, wasn't free to marry him. . Button's petition, filed Monday, didn't mention Tommy Manvllle by name. -But Mrs. Sutton, the former Anita Rodney-Eden, 37, expressed doubt last week that her 1955 divorce from Manville was legal. She was Manville's ninth bride. The 65-year-old asbestos heir recently took Christina Erdlen, a Actor Reports Mrs. Finch Afraid For Life By JAMES BACON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Mark Stevens today testified that he had a bar room conversation with Barbara Jean Finch a few days before her slaying in which she told him "I am afraid for my life." Asked by the prosecution to Identify the man who she said had threatened her, Stevens replied: "Her husband, Dr. Finch." Stevens testified at the trial of Dr. R. Bernard Finch and his mistress, pretty Carole Tregoff, on charges of murdering the wealthy physician's wife last July 18. Stevens, who identified himself as an actor, writer, producer and director, said he had known Mrs. Finch and her husband some three or four years. "She told, me of repeated beatings and bodily harm over a period of one year," he said. She also told of how her husband had once put her down on the floor and sat on her chest for approximately four hours while threatening her life. A childhood playmate of Miss Tregoff testified Monday that he had intrdueed her to a "shady character" and that she "wanted to know his capabilities, from murder or any activity like that." The witness, Donald S. Wil Hams, 21, was questioned by the prosecution in its attempt to tie Dr. Finch's mistress into an alleged plot to kill Mrs. Finch. Miss Tregoff's attorneys lost a spirited fight to prevent testimony — given the county grand jury earlier — about 841 asserted deal to kill Mrs. Finch for $1,400 offered by Miss Tregoff. In other developments: (Continued on Page Two) TRIAL 20-year-old waitress, wife. Alaska Demo Convo Slate Is Unpledged KETCHIKAN. Alaska <AP)Alaska's nine votes in the Democratic national convention will not be pledged to any candidate for •the presidential nomination. The state convention voted Monday to send an unpledged delega tion to Los Angeles next summer. The convention also decided to bind the 18 delegates by unit rule. This means the state'* nine votes wii w tut IB » bloc. particularly in the missile delivery field. "But the impression in some quarters that the Soviet Union has overtaken or even outdistanced the United States in military power Is simply not supported by the facts," he declared. "Manned bombers are still, for both-ourselves and the U.S.S.R., the primary means of delivering heavy nuclear weapons in the vol Urne and with the accuracy needed to strike a decisive blow. In this category the United States far excels the U.S.S.R. We have several times more Intercontinental jet bombers and more medium Jet bombers. . . .We are well ahead of the U.S.S.R. in air-to-air refueling capabilities, air-to-surface missile development, and other important air warfare techniques." pari-mutuel betting in the state. 1>m He was quoted by a Sioux Cit 1 Journal reporter as saying on Jan 3 at a Sioux City rally, "I wa offered 10 $1,000 bills In Novem ber at Mitchell, S. D,, by a man who said, 'That's so you can tak a long vacation from your cru sade.'" He also was reported tc have quoted the man as saying "There's plenty more where tha came from.' The Des Moines Register story quotes Rushing as saying, "No, never actually saw the money." Robert Slocum, of the Shandorf as his llth Mrs. .Sutton, an ex-dancer and fashion model, told newsmen she may not have established legal residence in Nevada for her 1955 divorce from Manville. She and Sutton were married in New York City Feb. 24, 1957. Beverly's Dad Asks Court To Lower Support LOS ANGELES (AP) — The father of Beverly Aadland, 17- year-old traveling companion of the late Errol Flynn, has appealed a demand that he pay higher child support. Herbert S. Adland, 45, who is an industrial chemist in Long Island City, N.Y., wrote Superior Court Judge Elmer D. Doyle for help and advice "in this mess." Doyle was the judge who granted Florence Adland a divorce last May. Mrs. Adland, 45, asked that her $80 monthly alimony be increased to $150 plus $150 child support. The letter said Beverly has a lead in a' movie playing on Broadway and has written stories of her two-year romance with Flynn. It said she sold Flynn's love letters to a London syndicate for $17,000. Mrs. Adland's attorney said she probably will drop her request for child support since the girl is training now for a show. & Slocum law firm representing Rushing, told The Daily Republic Tuesday morning that neither he nor Rushing would attend the Friday meeting of the State Racing Commission at Pierre. The commission had invited Rushing to appear voluntarily and present evidence of the alleged bribe attempt. * S.D. Pari-Nutuel Racing Good For State-Guenthner Demos In Congress Planning Alterations In Ike's Budget SIOUX FALLS — A racing track manager said here Monday that part - mutuel betting is good for South Dakota. Ken Guenthner, who runs Sodrak Park at North Sioux City, cited revenue for 'betting to the state and said it also supports welfare projects. Guenthner told the Sioux Falls Rotary Club no moral issue is Involved in racing. He cited J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI, as a racing enthusiast. "The man who overb e t s is a fool," he said, "and you can't legislate against fools. Guenthner's talk came on the heels of announced plans by R a y Rushing, Mitchell, executive secretary of the United Temperance League, to test constitutionality of the part • mutuel laws in the state courts. "No sport in South Dakota Is better protected or better supervised than racing," Guenthner said. "The state has never suffered any scandal or any trouble as a result of legalized parti - mutuel betting. He noted the law, signed by Gov. Tom Berry, had been on the books for 25 years. Guenthner said South Dakota de rived $1,601,874 In taxes from racing during the last five years. The largest beneficiary is the State Fair at Huron. In the five- year period the fair's share of part mutuel tax- revenue amounted to $753,854.37 The rest of the money collected goes into the state's general fund and to the counties. South Dakota's law, Guenthner cited, requires that 88 cents out of every dollar wagered must be returned to bettors. He said the average bet at Sodrak Park is $2.80 a race or $28 for the series of 10 races which are staged each night of the season. About half the money that's bet on races in this state is bet at Sodrak Park, he added. Racing, Guenthner said, supports such things as crippled children's hospitals and a nurses' training program. "Racing is 100 per cent controlled by South Dakotans in this state," he added. "It employes local people and pays them good wages. The average payroll at Sodrak is more than $24,000 a week during our 12 week season." Guenthner said that about 80 per cent of the race track business in South Dakota is done at Park Jefferson and Sodrak Park, both near Sioux City. "You might be interested to know," he remarked "that about 87 per cent of their patronage comes from outside this state." Democratic Congress signaled it's ntention today of recasting Pres- dent Eisenhower's budget along the lines of its own political ideas. Prime target in a drive to pare down the over-all $79,800,000,000 spending -total forecast for the Egypt Accepts 2nd Soviet Proposal On Aswan Dam By WILTON WYNN CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has accepted Soviet help to build the second stage of its billion-dollar Aswan dam. The Kremlin already is helping with the first stage of construction. The official Middle East News Agency said the second stage— including actual buldiiug of the dam —will cost $373,100,000; of which $258,300,000 would be needed in foreign exchange to pay for equipment. material and technical personnel from abroad. Apparently the Soviet Union will supply the goods or the exchange on a long- term loan basis. The agency hailed the new agreement between the Soviet Union and the United Arab Re- for the Arab nation. As a result, it declared, President Abdel Gamal Nasser's cherished project —long a cold war pawn—will be built as one unit with no swpara tion between stages. The U.S.S.R. already has put up about 100 million dollars in financial aid, machinery and tech nical assistance to build the coffer dams and diversion canal necessary before construction can begin on the nigh dam to harness the Nile. Nasser launched this first stage Jan. 9. yanking a switch which set off 10 tons of dynamite and shattered a rocky bluff on the east bauk of the Nile near Aswan, in public M tn victory" TRAIN-BUS WRECK —Four children were killed and nine other persons Injured in this train- school bus collision yesterday at Fackler, Ala. Re ar of bus fe shown wrapped around the front of train engine. Front of bus was about % of a mil e behind at scene of collision. Bus driver, who was injured, said the brakes on the bus failed. (AP Wlrephoto) By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — The year beginning July 1 seemed likely to be the President's request for $4,175,000,000 in new money for foreign aid. This included two billion for military outlays. Although Eisenhower estimated the amount of actual aid spending at $3,450,000,000, he asked for more appropriations to stretch the No Room At SD Training School For Young Robber WATERTOWN Iff! — A 17-year-Old Watertown boy was first refused admittance to the S. D. State Training School for boys at Flanklnton Monday when it was learned that he did not have a "reservation." Les Engel, director of the schlol, old the Watertown Public Opuv on Tuesday that he was reluctant o accept Paul Langenfeld of Wa- ertown because the boy had been taken to the school before school officials were notified. Engel finally accepted Langenfeld after Codlngton County Sheriff Ho mer Rawlins refused to return the youth to Watertown. Rawlins aid he had been instructed by Cir cult Judge R. F. Manson to take the boy to the school and he must carry out the order. Rawlins said Engel was upset when the sheriff appeared at the school with Langenfeld. He said Engel refused to give him a receipt for the boy. The director told lawlins he would have to accept Langenfeld but then must "turn right around and release him." Engel said the boys section of the school is overcrowded. He indicated that he now has 104 boys in buildings designed for 97. "We're full to the gills and have been since October," he explain' ed. It is customary among most 3 Yale Students llrrested For Dorm Parties NEW HAVEN, Conn. <AP)few Haven police have arrested •hree Yale students—and plan to lick up more—in an investigation f dormitory sex parties Involving a 14-year-old girl. The arrests were the first since :ity police moved into the investigation Friday. Yale officials had earned of the case earlier. Twelve undergraduates resigned as stu- ents before the arrests. Police Chief Francis V. McManus said about 15 students would be questioned. Asst. City Utorney Gilbert Winnick said a warrant would be Issued for 'every student we think we have case against." Those arrested Monday were charged with lascivious carriage, a charge often used in Connecticut in cases of minor wrongdoing of a sexual nature. Bond was set at $500. City court appearance on Jan. 27 were scheduled for: Stephen Rose, 19, of Highland Park, HI., a sophomore; Peter Cluck, 20, of Scarsdale, N.Y., a junior; and David B. Rollins, 20, of Scarsdale, a sophomore. The girl haf been turned over states attorneys and Judges in South Dakota to notify the school before a boy is brought In, Engel said. He said the names usually are placed on a waiting list and the boys are not brought to the (Continued on Page Two) v SCHOOI Suit Is Filed As Result Of Artesian Mishap BISMARCK Wl — John G. Berger of Mandan has filed suit in federal district court here against Allied Mutual Casualty Co., Des Moines, Iowa, to collect $16,385. Bergcr alleges he had an accident policy wi£h the company on a trucking rig that was damaged in an upset near Artesian, S. D., last May 27. He asserts the company refused to authorize the rig's repair. 'Best Control Tower' Is Put Into Operation NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A control tower that the head of the Federal Aviation Agency called "the best in the world" begins operations today at Newark Airport. program out into the future. The quick consensus was that he will get less new money than he expects to spend. On the other hand, Democrats laid the groundwork to reshuffle and increase the $40,995,000,000 defense program. They showed Immediate irritation and disappointment that Elsenhower's space recommendation were not more comprehensive. In other comment, they balked at increasing postal rates or gasoline rates, as Eisenhower asked. They criticized his housing proposals. They raked his proposal to raise the Interest ceiling on government bonds. By way of 'action, they called a senate Democratic caucus Wednesday to take the first jlteps toward passage of a billion-dollar school construction bill there is veto. Outnumbered Republicans announced ihey will fight not only to keep the budget balanced but to assure the $4,184,000,000 surplus Eisenhower forecast. Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-Mont) said Eisenhower, In making this Big Jet-Prop Craft Falls In Blinding Fog By MARSHALL JOHNSON Associated Press Staff Writer HOLDCROFT, Va. (AP) - A Norfolk-bound airliner groped erratically through dense fog, then plunged into a swampy ravine near here late Monday night. Fifty persons died in the flaming wreckage. The crash of the Capital Airlines prop-jet Viscount was the nation's worst air disaster in Pilots To Oiler Suggestions On Bomb Detection By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for airline pilots gets a chance today to recommend new precautions against the murderous or suicidal bomber who plants explosives aboard a plane. The suspected bombings of two airliners, which crashed with toss of 72 lives, provides a back drop for the testimony at a public heating by the Senate Aviation subcommittee. How deeply the subcommittee will go into the matter with Clar ence Sayen, president of the Air Line Pilots Assn., remained to be seen. Subcommittee sources indi cated the subject would be raised The subcommittee already hat heard testimony Indicating ttta the Jan. 6 disaster in which a National Airlines passenger plan- crashed in North Carolina killing 34 may have been the work of a bomber, bent on suicide or mur der. Since then the Civil Aeronautic Board released evidence on Satur day indicating that the mysterious crash of another airliner, which carried 42 to death in the Gulf o Mexico on Nov. 16, also may have resulted from a bomb. The district attorney's office in Los Angeles announced it was ex ploring a possibility that Dr. Robert Spears of Dallas, listed as one every indication the President will of the passengers, might have prediction, was trying to commit others. his successor, since he will leave office nearly six months the fiscal year ends. before Most of the Republicans sounded the election year note that Eisenhower was providing sufficient funds to maintain the essen- (Contlnued on Page Two) BUDGET Homemade Bomb Injures Four In K.C. School KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homemade bomb, proudly carried to class by Randy Lynn Posler, 13, exploded Monday at Paseo High School, injuring Posler and three other students. The 3-inch metal cylinder, packed with gunpowder, toy pistol caps and BB shot, exploded when Posler dropped it in a corridor. Gen. Elwood Quesada, FAA ad- Two boys nearby suffered leg Whether any of this information can be released In public session will be decided later, Monroney said. He heads the subcommittee Until the bombing stories broke, interest in Sayen's testimony had centered on his row with E. R Quesada, Federal Aviation Agen cy administrator. Sayen has accused Quesada of unduly dictatorial tactics to en force air safety rules after thj death toll in airline disasters soared to a record high of 294 las year. Quesada, denying Sayen's charges, says he will continue to enforce whatever rules are need ed to improve safety. ministrator, praised the $2,500,000 airplane-guiding center at dedication ceremonies Monday. The FAA will run the tower. The sleek 150-foot structure is topped by a glass-enclosed oval pad jutting out over a slender concrete stem. Electronic equipment, radar and offices fill the structure, situated near the center of the airfield. wounds and required hospital treatment. Posler and a girl suffered minor leg wounds. "I packed it too tight," said Posler. "It's R wonder that it didn't kill me. I was standing right over it." Posler told police he brought the bomb to school to show it to induced some other man to make the trip in his stead. Sen. A. S. Mike Monroney (D [Okla) said the subcommittee hopes later in the week to receive more information about both dis asters at a closed door meeting with CAB officials and perhaps Millionaire Is Sentenced On Contempt Count LOS ANGELES (AP) — Raymond W. Clawson, 52, reputed oil millionaire, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail ,for criminal con tempt of court. U.S. Dist. Judge Leon R. Yank- wich ordered Clawson's sentence to run consecutively to the one- year term he is serving for failure to report $40,000 income from the sale of a yacht almost nine years ago. The contempt charge arose after he was convicted of the tax evasion charge May 21, 1951. He fled friends. He was turned over tojto Mexico, he told the court, walk- juvenile authorities. ing out on $5,000 appeal bond. Welfare Expenditures By State Rise 150 Per Cent In 12 Years o juvenile «uthorities and re- (EDITOR'S NOTE: This I* Uie fourth in a •eriei digesting the report of the Citizen* Tax Study Committee.) (Continued on Page Two) RUSSIA turned to the custody of parents. By DEE CHAMBLI8S Associated Preu Staff Writer What about making parents of juvenile delinquents pay part »f what it costs the state to keep them in Plankinton? How about making sure families of old folks help them as much as they can before the state steps in Capt. William Holohan said the girl is known to have visited Cat noun College, one of Yale's reai- dentail colleges, twice. her with help? Uniike state institutions, there's space going to waste at Sanator. How can this opportun i 1 3 best be handled? What about welfare program re- Asked what would be done to I visions that could save the state bring back to New Haven any stu- 1.3 million a year? dents who have left the state, The Tax Study Committee ex- Holohan replied: "We'll sros* that plored health and welfare pro btidgo vbeo wo earn* to it." grams, and theM aw some of toe questions its final report discusses. Here is a digest of this chapter: Chapter V—Health and Welfare Total welfare expenditures have risen from 8.5 million dollars in 1946 to 20.4 million in 1958. If present trends continue, this would climb to 30.3 million by 1970. This was composed in 1958 of 11 million for the state welfare department, 5 million for state institutions under the board of charities and corrections, 3.6 million by counties and $752,000 by the state nelath department. The state welfare department administers aid to the aged, blind and disabled and to dependent children. These programs were financed 64.8 per cent from federal funds in 1958, the rest coming from the state. The most expensive is old age assistance, partly because relatives no longer assume as great a responsibility &s they once did. ! The state should be armed with legislation empowering it to investigate more completely in specific cases to determine how much relatives can bear part of the burden. The state chould also consider taking over from the counties the medical care of welfare recipients. Federal matching is available if 1 if this were handled at the state level, where as counties get such federal money. It is estimated that in the 1959-61 biennium, a state appropriation of 4 million would bring federal matching of 1.1 million. By deducting county payments to help the ailing poor, there would be a total state and county saving of more than 1.3 million. It's likely, however, that the program would (Continued on Page Two) CEPO&Y nearly a year and the worst in Virginia history. It wasn't until nearly 8 a.m.— more than nine hours after the big four-engine plane dropped nearly straight down into the mushy ground—that rescue workers could enter the cooling wreckage in search of the 46 passengers and 4 crew members. The first body was brought out at 7:50 a.m. and by 9:15 a.m. Searchers, crawling through the tangle on hands and knees, had emerged with six stretchers. By 11:30 a.m. about three-quarters of the victims had been removed from the plane and hauled up the sides of the ravine. From there Army trucks carried them to Richmond. Bernard C. Doyle of the Civil Aeronautics Board, Washington, said identifications had been made of some passengers. He said these were the few who were still recognizable. Some passengers had seat belts on, Doyle said, an Indication they may have had some Inkling of Impending trouble. "Have you ever seen an old shed that's been fief on fire and fallen down with the tin roof on top of it?" asked John Finnegan Jr., a Richmond fire battalion chief who drove the 30 miles to offer assistance. "That's what it looked like." "I would say absolutely there was no chance for anyone to net out of It." Among the victims were Mrs. Eugene Gilbert, 25, of New York City, a partner with her husband in youth research work; Albert W. Rueff, 52, and Charles A. Truhn Jr., 42, Ford Motor Co. executives at Louisville, Ky., and the wife and stepson of a pilot for another airline, Mary Blanche O'Connell and Troy Woodall Dur- 20, ham, 10. The plane, Capital Flight " (Continued on Page Two) CRASH S.D. Native* Is One Of Plane Crash Victims BROOKINGS UP) — A Brooktogs native was listed Tuesday among the victims of the Holder oft, Va.. plane crash Monday night which claimed 50 lives. He was Navy Capt. Wendell C. Thompson, 41, son of Mrs. Vera Jane Thompson, Brookings. His widow is the former Carol M. Berg, Madison, Minn., now in London. Capt. and Mrs. Thompson and their two sons have been living in London, where he has been stationed with the U.S. Navy about a year. He was in America to take care of some official business in Washington, D. C. He was raised in Brookings and was a graduate of Brookings High School, South Dakota State College and the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. Weather Forecast SOUTH DAKOTA: Partly cloudy west, variable cloudiness east this afternoon, tonBght and W e d- nesday with occasional snow flur ries extreme east this aftern o o n and tonight; continued rather cold; lows tonight 2 below to 8 below, nighs Wednesdes 10 to 20. MITCHELL WEATHER Average precipitation for portion of year to date .36. Total precipitation for portion of year to date .73. Monday high 17 Overnight low 2 7 a.m. temperature 3 Precipitation trace Sunset today 5:26 Sunrise tomorrow 8:01 PRECIPITATION 25 All Yr. Time Month '60 '59 Avg Avg Ree Yr Jan. ,73 .08 .47 .53 2.10 '97 .30 ,60 .66 .52 1.41 1.24 .65 2.24 2.50 3.56 2.73 3,2.1 2.35 3.93 4.03 1.64 2.26 3.06 2.19 2.71 2.60 4.12 2.16 2.12 3.80 1.25 1.48 .81 .69 .67 .65 .50 .49 Feb. Mar. April »Iay June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. 2.83 '15 3.45 '06 7.34 '27 10.58 '42 8.56 '20 8.84 '15 6.25 '23 6.72 '01 4.B2 '11 2.71 '47 2.12 '02 lapid City hilip e I Pier re connot Aberdeen Watertown Huron Sioux Falls Piekstown Valentine Lemmon Mobridge Sioux City TEMPERATURES H L Pep. 13 IS 15 18 18 17 18 16 14 10 16 17 tr tr .01 tr tr .02 tr .01 tr tr .01 .03 M1SS10UR RIVER STAGES Yankton 0 Plus .6 Sioux City 1.1 -1 Omaha 9.3

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