Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 2, 1958 · Page 1
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TEMPERATURES Saturday—High 90; Low 69. Sunday—High 83; Low 67. Monday—High 77; Low 53. Last Night's low—60. ToddV Noon—80. Wednesday— Sunrise 5:27; Sunset 6:31, MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER OF AUDIT'BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL TO ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN NEWSPAPER WEATHER PARTLY cloudy to cloudy and warmer tonight and Wednesday with scattered showers or thun- dcrshowors likely. Low tonight mid 60s. High Wednesday In the 80s. Low Wednesday night in 60s. VOLUME XXXVIII — NO. 284. MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS — TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1958 30c PER WEEK BY CARRIER POSTPONE HIGH OPENING STREET RENAMED BRITISH USE FORCE; FISH OFF ICELAND 420 TRAFFIC DEATHS OVER THE WEEKEND ATOMS-FOR-PEACE CONFERENCE Copture Icelanders In' Hand - to - Hand Battle And Then Can't Get Rid Of Captives. ILLINOIS HAS 23 LABOR DAY ROAD DEATHS Five Killed In County; Robin son And Greenup Fatalities. Miss Alaska, Stuart Fraser Johnson, 19, of Douglas, holds a street sign high above Belmont Avcnuo in Atlantic City to note a change in that street's name to Alaska Place in honor of the soon to bo 40th state. Most east-west streets in this resort aro named afer states or major cities. (Ml Wirephoto) PLANE WITH 19 ON BOARD LOST AT SEA REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) British fishermen and Icelandic Coast guardsmen battled hand-to- hand aboard a British trawler in the no-fishing zone off Iceland's east coast today, the Iceland coast guard reported An official statement, broad- coast by the government-owned radio, gave the Icelandic people a graphic account of the fight. It said a rough battle ensued when an Iceland gunboat's crew attempted to seize the British trawler Northern Foam. The British frigate Eastbourne steamed to the trawler's side and took the Icelanders off, the radio said. All this happened off the east em tip of Iceland. It is the first reported violent contact in the nearly two-day-old fishing dispute between Iceland and Britain While the struggle at sea was going on, the trawler Northern Foam drifted in about four miles from the Icelandic coast, the radio said. The British Embassy here said the Eastbourne was awaiting specific instructions what to do with the captured Icelandic coast- In the confusion at sea, the coast guard said, the British navy tried to return its captives "but the coast guard commander re fused to take them back." The coast guard said the Eastbourne then steamed away. (Royal naval headquarters in London reported no violence oc curred in the incident. Britain has refused to recognize I Iceland's extension of its terri torial waters to 12 miles off the jcoast. The new limit, which sets!reported I up a can on foreign fishermen in- B ll I |_ E T I ^Jiside the 12-mile line, took effect w •••••••• i^jat midnight Sunday. The British I trawler fleet immediately chal- NEWPORT, R. I. UP) — Presi- jlenged the ban by moving to their dent Eisenhower and Secretary itraditional fishing grounds in the of State Dulles will confer here prohibited waters. Thursday regarding the "seri- There was no shooting on the ous" situation in the Far East. I first day of Britain's defiance of ! The meeting at the summer jthe new limit, although the Brit- White House was arranged after |ish managed to foil aboarding By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Illinois wound up its Labor Day weekend with a traffic death toll that surpassed the slate's 1957 record for the same holiday and nearly doubled the number of dead counted on highways over Independence Day. The state's toll of 23 was one death higher than the 22 recorded on the three-day Labor Day weekend last year. It matched the 23 counted during this year's Memorial Day weekend and compared with a final figure of 12 for last July Fourth. All were 78-hour holidays. Illinois' count of dead in the weekend which began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Monday was among the highest in the nation. Robert A. Campbell, Illinois traffic safety coordinator, said Monday speed, disobedience of laws, fatigue and liquor figured highly in the number of fatal highway accidents Three drownings and five deaths from miscellaneous causes brought the state's accidental death figure to 30. Sunday proved to be the deadliest of the weekend when 13 died in highway mishaps. There were 2 late friday, 5 on Saturday and 3 on the holiday itself. Cook County, which recorded only one traffic death a year ago, counted five during the current weekend. Bad weather did not figure heavily in the toll. Except for late Saturday, weather conditions were generally good for driving. Five of the traffic deaths were from McLean County. Those five were killed and 11 others injured in two crashes Sunday at highway Intersections In accidents in the waning hours of the holiday, Peter Koske, 17, of Elmwood Park, a Chicago suburb, was killed when his motorcycle crashed on a highway in McHenry County. Michael Leroy Sachu, 3, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The death toll on the nation's highways over three-day Labor Day weekend fell short of a record but equaled the National Safety Council estimate that 420 persons would be killed. Crashes of homeward bound autos brought a sharp upswing in the count of dead during the 78- hour period that ended at midnight. An estimated 30 million cars were on the highways Monday, the windup of summer's last long holiday. The final count may surpass the estimate. But it did not appear likely it would reach the 1957 Labor Day bjpliday total of 445 or the record high toll for a Labor Day period of 461 in 1951. However, the over-all accident death total may equal the count of 636 for last year's three-day Labor Day period, but below the record high for the holiday of 659 in 1951. In the country's three major summer holiday periods—Memorial Day. Independence Day and Labor Day—more than 1,140 persons were killed in motor vehicle accidents. All the holidays extended over a period of 78 hours. The Labor Day count was from 6 p.m. (local time) last Friday to midnight Monday. The traffic toll for the Fourth of July holiday was 370; for the Memorial Day period it was 371. An Associated Press survey, made for comparative purposes, showed 300 traffic fatalities in a 78-hour nonholiday weekend period Aug. 15-18. Drownings totaled 78 and miscellaneous types of accidents, including fires and plane crashes, were 94. CLASH WITH HIGH COURT IS AVOIDED GUAM (AP) — A military Air ; Transport Service plane with 19 aboard crashed in the Pacific early today and an air-sea search team could find no survivor. Debris and three bodies were picked up 30 miles west of Guam. The "0424 from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., was on a flight to Clark AFB in the Philippines. It had a crew of seven and carried cargo and 12 passengers. Air Force officers estimated the plane crashed five minutes after leaving Guam on the last leg of its trip. The search was continued after a Navy ship picked up two bodies and an Air Force helicopter found one. Maj. John Walker, Air Force information officer, said the plane left the naval air station flight at midnight Sunday. The British trawler fleet immediately challenged the ban by moving to their traditional fishing grounds in the prohibited waters. Private talks arranged by Spaak broke down in Paris last Friday after Iceland rejected a proposal to share foreigners' catch and ex tend its territorial waters only six miles to seaward. British Prime j Minister Macmillan offered Sun day to resume these talks but added the dispute might be handed to the U.N. General Assembly meeting Sept. 16 Feeling ran high against Britain among the 162,000 citizens of the Virginia-sized island. An armed guard was posted at the home of British Ambassador Andrew Gilchrist as a precaution. British fishermen have been casting their nets in the cold waters off Iceland for decades and claim it is a traditional right. Eisenhower and Dulles had talk ed twice Tuesday by telephone about the tension-ridden picture in the Orient. Driver Of Bus In Fatal Crash * Is Fined Here Willie Arthur Stokes, 36, of Chicago, driver of a Greyhound bus involved in a fatal accident north of Mt. Vernon last month, liasvbeen adjudged guilty of a charge of improper lane usage. Stokes pleaded innocent of the charge, which was preferred by state police, and stood trial before Police Magistrate J. R. Thomas. The Mt. Vernon police magistrate, after hearing evidence, adjudged Stokes as guilty andjxhey say Iceland has no legal right to extend its territorial Scientists from 66 nations gather in Palace of Nation* at Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 1 for opening session of world's second atoms-for-pctice conference, being held under United Nations auspices. U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold addressed the scientist*, appealing for international agreements In the infant field of Industrial atomic power.. (Iff) Wire* photo via radio from Geneva) . of Greenup, was killed on Route ITI-OV 130 in Greenup when he darted' into the path of a truck. A car driven by Frank Wickler, 62, of Elizabeth, went out of control and struck a tree one mile east of Elizabeth. Wickler was killed. An auto struck and killed Kenneth Kimble, 37, of Chicago Heights, as he walked near his home Sunday. Also on Sunday, Charles F. Morris, 33, of Comanche, Iowa, was killed in a headon collision of two cars. Police said he apparently misjudged the speed of a car which he was trying to pass. In the McLean County accidents Walter F. Bufford, 60, of Quincy; Mrs. Mary Reinhold, 63, also of Quincy, and Phyllis Ann Bufford, line here at 5-.S5 a.m. and ci-asfcd »«"«J h ™ *j° eened without radioing any intimation of j ou ? of control on the curving A Travis spokesman said the approach to ^railroad plane left there four or five days underpass of state route 37 and .' 0 icrashed into an oncoming car. At Travis Air Force Basel B °t" occupants of the car, Calif., names of the seven crew Thomas M. Weston and Eugene were re- 1 Weston, Chicago residents, were 25, of Macomb, died and seven others were injured in a collision of two autos near Bellflower. Near Carlock, Thomas A. Hu lett, 37, of Dillon, and Claire Ann Kauffman, 17, of rural Carlock, were killed, also in a car collision. A Rochester man, John Rapps, 25, was killed Sunday when the boundary beyond the four miles .car he was driving hit a culvert it claimed until last Sunday mid- near Rochester, night. I A trailer truck driven by Jo- Iceland contended the wider : scph Stringer, of Kansas City, zone was necessary both to protect the fish spawning grounds and members of the piano leased. They included: Aircraft commander, 1st Lt. Robert E. Birkenmeier. 28, of St. Louis, Mo., survived by widow, Jeanne, and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, 3. instantly killed. The bus careened off the road but did not turn over. Several bus passengers were shaken up and three received treatment at Good Samaritan Hospital. to preserve a large enough share of the catch for Icelandic fishermen, the economic backbone of the nation. More than 60 British trawlers protected by Royal Navy frigates fished inside the 12-mile limit after it went into effect. crashed into a parked car near Kinderhook Saturday. Stringer was killed. 3,000 At Labor Day Celebration In Mt. Vernon Approximately 3,000 people — union members and their families—attended the annual Labor Day celebration at the Mt. Vernon city park yesterday. During a noon feast the celebrators consumed 600 pounds of fish, 300 pounds of slaw, 393 loaves of bread and 32 gallons of baked beans. Befdre the day- ended 160 watermelons were I eaten. ! State Rep. Paul Simon of . . 111., the guest speaker, said people of Labor should take a more active part in community affairs and political matters. "Our life is affected by what we do and how we do it," he said, as he emphasized that participation of many people can accomplish many things. Union members, he said, should stand up and be recognized with the union to which they belong. Mayor Virgil T. Bailey, in giving the welcoming address, said he will be happy to help the laboring people of the community in any way possible and thanked labor for cooperating with him. The celebration was climaxed last night with a rollicking Rock and Roll dancing contest which attracted an overflow crowd of young and old. Twenty couples took part in the outstanding contest and Judge Eddie Mifflin, Jack Sullivan and Jim Wright picked these winners: Dorothy Berry and Bradie Moore, first; Shirley Bradford and Ted Phelps, second; Sue Smith and Everett Elkins, third. A guest of the local unions yesterday was Martin Berger of TELLS LEGION OF US. OUTER SPACE PLANS Lodge Proposes Cooperation Through U.N.; Predicts Space Trips. SIU PICKS SITE FOR CAMPUS AT EDWARDSVILLE Trustees Want 2,600 Acres; Seek $1,500,000 Donations For Purchase. CHICAGO (AP) — The United! EAST ST. LOUIS, 111. (AP)— States will propose in the United!Southern Illinois University has __ , ,Poplar Bluff, Mo., international Mrs. Mary Anthony, 77. of feo-j rcsCntatives of tne La dies ria, died when an auto in which| G a rment Workers. Nations in a few weeks a program for international cooperation in the field of outer space. Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. representative in the U.N., announced today that the program will be presented at the next regular session of the General Assembly Without going into any details of the U.S. plan, Lodge said in an address prepared for the annual national convention of the American Legion: "No matter what happens, study and exploration of outer space will go on and will take man where no human being has gone befoiT. This will affect every man, woman and child in the world—and can be to their great benefit." Lodge added that the United States will continue efforts to reach agreements, consistent with national security, in an effort to increase prospects that outer space will not be used for military purposes. He added: "But even as we work for such agreements, an important start must be made now in opening this new realm for the benefit of all mankind. "The United Nations, therefore, should immediately consider what it can do in this field; what outer space projects for peaceful purposes can be undertaken under LOCAL DRAFTEES DEPART Arnold said the Central Trades and Labor Council will soon begin plans for another celebration next Labor Day. He expressed thanks to all those who worked and participated to make r she was a passenger, hit a viaduct on Chicago's South Side Sunday. A two-car collision in Arlington Heights Sunday killed Abraham Cisneros, 28, of Arlington Heights. William Mai'key, 17, of Hancock County, died in a truck-auto col -i , , , „i„ u „^.•„ „, lision Sunday near Adrian. Keithjysterday s celebrat.on a great Donnelly, 25, of Aurora, was killed j success _ Sunday when his car hit a utility' pole. In accidents late Saturday, Mrs. Anne Cummings, 58, of Chicago died when her car was hit by a truck in suburban Thornton; Clyde Harry Clark, 19, of Aurora, was killed in a motorcycle accident near Aurora, and Noelellen Skipworth, 12, of Algonquin died in ajers McHenry County motorcycle mishap. A Robinson woman was killed Sunday night in an auto mishap on a gravel road near Hardinvillc in Crawford County. J3he was Mrs. Fay Mans, 49, a passenger in a car driven by her husband who was hurt. An Apple For The Teacher Here On Opening Day miles southwest of EdwardsVille as a site for a proposed second campus to serve St. Clair and Madison counties. The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees said more than half the acreage already is un-| der option and the university will seek options on the rest. Farmers have opposed university attempts to obtain the land, saying prices offered for the property were too low. The board said purchase of the land will depend on a Vh million dollar fund drive to be sponsored by the Southwestern Illinois Council for Higher Education, a civic organization formed two years ago to obtain a university for the heavily populated area. The university has no state funds fro property acquisition, the board said. SIU extension students are expected to total 3,000 at university resident centers in Alton and East St. Louis. Harold W. See, executive dean, said enrollment in the two-county area by 1970 could reach 18,000. About 7,000 students attend the main campus in Carbondale. At least three sites ia the area were considered by a team of consultants headed by Dr. Paul W. Scagers of Indiana University and Edward D. James, Indianapolis architect. The surveys reported on population growth patterns, accessible areas, drainage and water and power facilities. ... , , , . The proposed campus is bound- nations will work together in outer] ed on thp oast by o)d u. s. High- s P acc - • • jway 66 and on the west by an Some 3,000 delegates, in three!extension of State Highway 157. days of business sessions in the; Illinois Transit Railroad skcrte Chicago Stadium, arc to pass onj Illinois Transit Railroad tracks Claim 11 Red Boats Sunk In Quemoy Fight By ROBERT TUCKMAN TAIPEI. Formosa (AP) — The Chinese Nationalists claimed their warships early today sank 11 Communist torpedo boats and probably a 12th trying to break up a convoy to embattled Quemoy Island. It was the biggest naval action reported in the 11 days since the Communists stepped up their attack on the Nationalist-held offshore islands. Earlier, the Nationalists announced their artillery on Quemoy in firing throughout Sunday night United Nations auspicces; and what sort of organization the United Nations can build so that the sank three Communist gunboats] and eight motorized junks in a flotilla near Amoy, the Communist island port blockaded by the Nationalist islands. Despite the naval success claimed by the Nationlists, the torpedo boat attack forced the troop carrier to return to the Pescadores Islands without unloading 370 troops destined for Quemoy. Only 30 of the reinforcements made it ashore. While the naval engagement raged, Red shore batteries pounded uemoy with renewed fury, The Communists fired 857 shells in an hour and a half and also dumped a 101-shell barrage on tiny Tatan islet 2V 2 miles south of Amoy. The combined artillery and sea attack erupted after the quietest day in the Formosa Strait since the Reds began their heavy attack Aug. 23. The Communist shore guns fired only 457 shells Monday. The Nationalist Defense Ministry said the Communists had fired about 125,000 shells at the islands in the first 10 days. To evacuate casualties and keep the islands' troop, and supply strength up in the face of an invasion threat, the Nationalists have been running night convoys to Quemoy from the Pescadores Islands, 30 miles west of Formosa. Little Rock School To Open Sept. 15, After Supreme Court Meets; Virginia Test Today. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Postponement of the opening of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., until Sept. 15 eased tension in that center of the integration struggle as new tests loomed in Virginia and Mississippi today. The Little Rock School Board voted 5-1 for the delay Monday night in a show of good faith with the U. S. Supreme Court. Whether Negroes would be admitted Sept. 15 apparently depended on what the court decides after.' hearing oral arguments on the Little Rock case Sept. 11. On the other hand, Gov. Orval, E. Faubus has said he would: close the 2,000-pupil school "if nec-, essary for the peace of the community" should the court order integration resumed. In Alexandria, Va., the legality,, of the, amended version of Vir-' ginia's Pupil Placement Act may be tested in federal court during', a hearing on a motion to order Arlington County to admit 30 Negro pupils into its white schools. But neither King nor his daughter showed up at the school today. Registration is scheduled for Thursday. Mayor R. B. Meadows Jr. arrived at the school shortly after 8 a.m. He said his only comment on King's plan to enroll his daughter was that "there will be no integration, there will be no trouble." King was unavailable for comment. At Gulfport, Miss., Negro minister Clcnnon King planned to enroll his 6-year-old daughter in all- white North Central School. In an apparently related incident, a black-faced effigy was found hanging from a flagpole on (Ke federal building in downtown Gulfport. It was removed immediately. At Raleigh, N.C., litigation over racial mixing in the public schools flared briefly. Federal Dist. Judge Edwin M. Stanley refused to grant a court order for admission of Joseph Hiram Holt Jr., a 15-year-old Negro, to all-white Needham Broughton High School. The judge said Holt and his parents had appealed to the courts before they had exhausted the administrative remedies provided them by North Carolina's pupil assignment law. In Charlotte, N.C. racial agitator John Kasper was greeted with heckling and laughter when he appealed for recruits for his Citizens Council during a segregation speech on the courthouse steps. In Oklahoma City, young Negro demonstrators called off their "sitdown" for food service in downtown department stores so they could go back to school. The New York Board of Education's Commission on Integration issued a report in which it said there can be no such thing as "separate but equal" schools. "Whether school segregation is the effect of law and custom, as it is in the South, or has its roots in residential segregation, as in New York City, its defects are Inherent and incurable," the report said. The commission recommended that areas where on racial group dominates be rezoned so students may attend integrated schools. some 600 resolutions ranging from child welfare to "Americanism." Secretary of Defense Neil H. McElroy speaks tonight at the annual National Commander's Dinner, j An all-day parade along Michi-! gan Avenue by some 50,000 march-] ers units of all military services! Mt. Vernon city school leach-jand their massed colors, decora- received a surprise thisjtive floats and about 8,000 musi-i morning when representatives inactivities. < the King City Retailors andj In one prepared resolution, thei Chamber of Commerce visited|Legion will be asked to reject a| all the school rooms and pre- j proposal for a general pension for: sented each teacher with an ap-jall World War 1 veterans in favor pie. * of an increase in present nonserv- For the new teachers there j ice disability pension rates and re- was a pennant attached to the luxation of outside income restric- apple carried the greeting "Wei- 1 lion governing such pension. form the southern boundary and a concrete road from Edwardsville to East St. Louis and Granite City is north of the land. The land includes rough hills, wooded upland and bottomland under cultivation. RAFT BREAKS UP, SECOND CAPSIZES Explorer Loses Life On South Sea Voyage AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP)' ~~ ~ -A orew member of the ill-fatediprew set sail from Peru April 13 Local Entries Fifth In Race raft Tahiti Nui II told today 0 fi headin S ,01 ' come to Mount Vernon, we hope you have a pleasant year." For the returning teachers In a prepared address, Ross L. Malone, president of the American Bar Assn., asked for Legion back- These young Jefferson county men left early this morning for St. Louis, Mo., for final exams and immediate, induction Into tho armed forces. They are, from the left — Edward Bigirci 'Ntaff, Route I, Mt. Vesnun; Tarry Whitlock, Route 1, Toxico; Thomas Dare, Route i-A, MJt. Vernou. (Leltzoll rhoto) Oil Production Property Sold OBLONG, 111. (AP) - Production property of the Oblong Oil Co. has been sold to the Indiana Farm Bureau Co-op Assn., Inc., Mount Vernon, Ind. for about half a million dollars. The Oblong firm has a total production of 100 barrels a day {marked "The teachers really gotjsas, Ohio, Oregon, West Virginia on 900 acres divided into 15 leases.|a bang out of the apple visit" land Iowa. the message was "Welcome!ing for the bar's "campaign to in- back. We hope you have a pleas- 1 crease the effectiveness of our ant year," jcourts by removing tho selection The visit gave the businessrlof the judges ot state courts from men an opportunity to get ac-jthe arena of partisan politics." quainted with" the faculties andi Malone told the convention judi- look over the school rooms. AHi c |al reform plans have been adopt- reported the visit as pleasant.! e d in Missouri, California and fun and educational. Alaska and are in various stages As one of the merchants re-of consideration in Illinois. Kan- thc torturous voyage from South America that ended in the death of explorer Eric de Bisschop on a South Sea jsland reef. Winds blew the raft off course and they had to make a new one • I ii. • . .,in midpassngc to keep from being UP MlSSISSiPPI l!War npe d in the Pacific, said Ad~ rr jlain Brun, second in command. Bill Piper and Cyril Barton, Jef-' Dc Bisschop, a 66 - year - old 'French oceanographer, was killed trying to prove his theory that ancient Polynesian and South American cultures could have maintained contact by drifting back and forth on the Pacific currents. The crew survived. His first voyage last year-—from Tahiti to South America—ended 400 miles short of its goal when his raft broke up in a storm off Chile. Brun was reached i nthe Cook Islands, where he and the other three crew members arc recovering. Brun gave this account of their 6 »,i! months at sea: The raft left Chile last Feb. 15 and reached Callao, Peru, March 26. De Bisschop and his four -man ferson county entries in the boat race up the Mississippi Diver last weekend, finished strong in fifth place. They, left New Orlcnas Saturday at 5:28 p.m. and arrived in St. Louis Labor Day at 1:07 a.m. Mississippi River Marathon Racing Association sponsored the annual 1058-mile outboard race from New Orleans to St. Louis, which ended at 11:55 p.m. Sunday. The race was won by Byron Pool, a Carmi, 111., boat dealer, and Lonnie Kirkpatrick, a geologist, in 29 hours and 29 minutes. They also won last year, with a time of 41 hours and 19 minutes. They' were permitted to use engines of greater power this year. Tahiti, 6,800"miles away. The radio broke down after a week out. Later, storms blew Tahiti Nui II north of its planned course and it became waterlogged and unsafe in rough seas. The 6tern was 18 inches under water. Then later the rait was three or four feet under water at the stern and the crew was living on top of the deckhouse. The seas were still rough and De Bisschop decided to abandon the Tahiti Nui II. The crew made a new and smaller raft out of empty water drums and good timber from the old one. De Bisschop tried to make landfall at two of the Cook Islands, but was driven off course by winds. Finally, with food and water short, the raft reached R «w kahanga in the northern Cook Islands. With the crew's approval, De Bisschop decided to snoot the reef around Rakahanga before dawn Sunday. The raft hit tne feet and, capsized. De Bisschop wj| killed. /

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