Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on December 30, 1957 · Page 1
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Monday, December 30, 1957
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Pictures of Lions9 Thrilling Victory on 5 Pases in This Free COLD Cloudy with light snow. Low 23-27, high 26-30. Mn and IVtailn (in Pae S HOrRLY TF.MPBRATTRES 12 n"nn 33 f n m. 3S 1Kb, hi 31 1 n. m. 3S In. m. 34 11 n m. 30 Jn m. 3fl 7 o. m 33 J2 mid 3 o m I ii in. 3! 1 m. 2' 4 n m 3S 0 n. m. 32 2 a. m. 55263. See Crash Kills Fleeing Slayer Rams Another Car In 110-MPH Chase ATLANTA (UP) Henry Clay Overton, one of two fugitives wanted for a double slaying in Washington, died Sunday night in a fiery auto collision while being chased at 110 miles an hour by a Georgia High way Patrol car, the state ; patrol announced. The FBI verified the identity of one victim of the collision on US-1 Overton. near Wrens, Ga., as OVERTON, 44, a diabetic barber with a criminal career, and his friend, Wayne Carpenter. 22, were accused of a shooting: in which a Washington nightclub owner and a hill billy musician were killed. The Georgia Patrol said several other persons may iave died in the blazing wreckage. Carpenter was not believed to have been in the car, the patrol said. A patrolman from the Tom-win (Ga.) patrol station was chasing the car Overton was riding in at a speed of about 110 miles an hour when the car collided head on with another, lr was reported. IBOTH THE fleeing car, bearing Virginia license plates and reported stolen in Virginia, and the car with which it collided were enveloped in flames, the patrol said. - Police said that last Friday Overton and Carpenter he-came intoxicated in the Jo-Del Restaurant in Washington and began firing from the tavern doorway. The owner, George P. Kaldes, S3, and a hillbilly vocalist who worked in the bar, Kenneth Harlan Fisher, 38, were killed. - A blind pianist, Bernard J. Mainer, 23, wa-s wounded. Witnesses said it appeared the men fired a pistol and a awed-off shotgun. LATE FRIDAY night the punmen kidnaped a young couple in their car at Washington. The fugitives released Miss Doris Mattingly, 19, unharmed at Richmond. At Alberta, Va., they a-bandoned the car with Ffc. Larry Monteith, 21, of South Fargo, N.D., locked in the trunk. - Monteith knocked a hole in the trunk and got out. " Mrs. Arsonia G. Allman. of Richmond, told officers that two men halted her between South Hill and Petersburg, Va., and released her in Cheraw, S.C The men continued southward in her car, she said. Overton left Washington without his insulin supply or his hypodermic needle. The FBI had a-lerted all druggists in the area to be on the watch for either of the men.. You'll Find: "Amusements 28-29 Astrology 20 Ask Andy 27 Bridge 20 Comic 32-S3 Drew Pearson 21 Earl Wilson 28 . Editorials 8 Industrial 27 , It Happened In Michigan 13 Movie Guide 12 My Answer 15 Names and Faces 7 Radio and Television S3 Sports 23-26 The Town Crier IS Want Ads 29-31 ' Women's Page 17-19 MONDAY,, DECEMBER SO, 1957 "WWi. vmmmmmmmwmmmmmmmmm tmmmmmmnmwmmmmmmwBf..i'y'A-w.wm n,w, ,.. tit. w)wi.v,.i,iwmm vm.v,..m...u.mwit njtn-i, mm.wmiVAm w Mwj.-m iiuuiwiiniu,wiwi,"iuiuinwiini..wiiiviiiiw,iiwipnw . . V v. V I v; ' .'-k-,'. j !x I. - " - t J ' .v t , , " 4 ' - .$ . - - - I ' n - ' ..' ..' '. 1mKma.s'w.mrlKiiminrmmtmmtlum'l mini r . . y v i j6&. K . . . . si las STILL, CLUTCHING football, Lion Captain Joe Schmidt is carried on shoulders of enthusiastic football fans after his team dealt out humiliating defeat to Cleveland Browns for professional football championship. Hun U.S. Budget To Be Near 74 Billion WA-SHINGTO N tPl President Eisenhower is expected to send. Congress next month a budget approaching 74 billion dollars, highest inpeacetime and comparable to the peak spending of the Korean War. An official said Sunday the Administration still hopes to balance this reply-to-Russia budget for fiscal 1958, despite the current decline in Federal revenue caused by a business recession. Some budget decisions remain to be made, this higt source said, including whether to ask' for a special military contingency fund of perhaps 500 million dollars to be used at Mr. Eisenhower's discretion. Such a fund was described as one of several proposals advanced with the aim ot giving the President standby resources to exploit any prom ising advance in rocket weaponry. In nondefense categories, little if any cost reduction is foreseen in spite of Mr. Eisenhower's November call for the outright elimination of some "desirable" but "less essential" programs. THE BUDGFrr for the Government year starting next July 1 may rise one billion or so because of accelerated military spending. This sum' is expected to reach 40 billion dollars, compared with the original ceiling of 38 billion dollars for this year and actual outlays now estimated at around 39 billions. Officials expect no great outcry from Congress at the new budget, except possibly at the failure to reduce civilian spending as had been hoped. 2t AafWcUls S M I W T F 9 71 mA 252627 25 21 -1234 5 6 7 S 91011 lJ(T?D AUTO SfcNtEAL MOTOQS PtANT At UN to iWtQM'ZE ALTO mPUSTgVl ... i r- - Browns Humbled VISITS FORMER WORK SPOT Invalid Gets Her After 12 Years at BY ROBERT SHOGAX Fre Prk Staff Writer They opened the doors at Hudson's Farmer St. entrance Sunday and let in a lady. Mrs. Luella Doss is paralyzed from the neck down. But she moved her head from side to side as she lay on the stretcher and looked at the jewelry department where s,be had worked more than 30 years ago. She glanced up at her husband and smiled. N.Y. Faces 1958 Without Its Subway NEW YORK (OT Cheering New York t r a n s it workers voted unanimously Sunday to welcome 1958 with a strike at midnight on New Year's Eve, which would paralyze all subway and most bus service. The strike vote, by a show of hands, came during a weekend recess in last-ditch negotiations between the Transit Workers Union and the New York Transit Authority. IT WOULD be the city's third transportation strike in less than a month and the worst transit crisis in New York history. An overflow crowd representing 31,000 workers crammed Manhattan Center in the heart of the garment district. They - backed their leader, fiery union President Michael Quill, in his demand for a 65-cent hourly wage - welfare package. The Transit Authority's last offer was 18 cents an hour in wage increases ovr a two-year period. Asks Fund Cut HONG KONG UPi Red China's vice chairman, Chu Teh, has appealed for a cut in military spending to provide more money for the industrialization of China. Ifiil On Guard "This ls see most," what I wasted to ehe said. Mrs. 'Doss, 51, hp.dn't seen much but the bedroom of her Livonia home for 12 years. She was stricken with multiple sclerosis in 1945. Doctors told her husband, Norman, 51, she would be paralyzed for life. - THE COUPLE, married in 1927, had moved into a neat frame bungalow at 19554 Farmington a few months after the wedding. With the onset of the crippling disease, the house became Mrs. Doss' whole world. Her husband, a worker at Ford's Rouge plant who takes home about $75 a week, did what he could to make life comfortable and pleasant. The congregation of the nearby Livonia Methodist Church helped. The Men's Club installed a sound system in Mrs. Doss' bedroom so she could hear the services from the church. The Women's Society of Christian Service arranged and paid for Sunday's ambulance trip. THE IDEA was Mrs. Kenneth Earl's. "We thought it would be A Fabulous Victory Calls For And Gets Fabulous Coverage A fabulous job of picture taking and presentation was done to bring Free Press readers the complete story of the fabulous lions' victory over the Cleveland Browns. f Five picture-filled pages present all the thrills of the game. They were taken by Free Press Photographers Tony Spina, Bud Johnson, Tom Venaleck and Les Poosch, ably supported by the Associated Press staff. Combined with the word pictures of Sports Writers Lyall Smith, Bob Latshaw, Marshall Dann and George Puscas, all these efforts make a complete reporting job on a reat and thrilling sports event. . for 126 Years dreds of fans stormed onto field at Briggs Stadium at conclusion of Sunday's game. Most Lion players managed to elude shouting fans, but Schmidt and championship football were held captive 20 minutes. Wish Home wonderful for her to see the outside world," Mrs. Earl, of 19385 Purlingbrook, Farmington, said. So did Mrs. Doss. . "I'm so excited I think I'm going to ourst," she said as she was carried into the ambulance at her heme at 4 p. m. 1 Mrs. Doss' eyes saw things she remembered. Her childhood home on 31st near Warren . . . the Christmas decoiations ... the river. And things they never saw before. The Civic Center . . . Northland . . . the Expressway. MRS. DOSS had requested the visit to the J. L. Hudson Co. She had worked as an inspector and cashier in the jewelry department for two years, starting when she was 16. Hudson's had a pink camellia corsage waiting for Mrs. Doss. She smelled . the flowers, looked around, wept a little. "Now I have so many more things to remember," she said. Then the ambulance took her home. Vol. 127 No. 210 S6 Scoring Timetable FIRST QUARTER :36 Lions, Martin (31- yd. field goal) 3- 0 :04 Lions, Rote (1-yd, run) 9- 0 :04 Lions, Martin (conversion) 10- 0 :52 Lions, Gedman (l-fo,ot run) 16- 0 :52 Lions, Martin (conversion) 17-0 SECOND QUARTER :10 Browns, Brown (29-yd. run) 17- 6 :1ft Browns, Groza (conversion) 17- 7 :42 Lions, Rote-to- Junker (26-yd. I 7 i 11 11 I 13 i ! o : o i 7 pass play) 23-:43 Lions, Martin (conversion) 24-:36 Lions, Barr (19- yd. interception) 30-:36 Lions, Martin (conversion) 81- 7 11 11 7 7 8 8 13 13 0 0 12 12 THIRD QUARTER :59 Browns, L. Carpenter (5-yd. run) 31-13 :59 Browns, Grnza. (conversion) 31-14 :43 Lions, Rote-to- Doran (78-yd. pass play) 37-14 :43 Lion?, Martin (conversion) 38-14 :21 Lions, Rote-to-Junker (24-yd, pass play) 44-14 :21 Lions, Martia (conversion) 45-14 FOURTH QUARTER :07 Lions, Rote-to- Middleton (32-yd. pass play) 51-14 :07 Lions, Martin (conversion) 52-14 :40 Lions, Reichow-to-Cassady (16-yd. pass play) ' 58-14 :40 Lions, Martin (conversion) 59-14 Winter Returning Winter weather was scheduled to ease back into Detroit Sunday night and Monday morning. The Weather Bureau said the low temperature would be 16, with a high of 24 Monday. Sunday's temperatures ranged up to 36 degrees, but a return of lower temperatures might bring light snow. LMv . Zl I U Pages Seven Cents It 's. Third Title In Six Years Role Passes, for 4 TDs To Avenge '54 Fiasco What TV blackout? Gimme a beer Page J. BY BOB LATSIIAW Fre Ptp Staff Writer The expected struggle for the world championship of professional football vas just no contest. A razor-sharp crew of Detroit Lions ran the Cleveland Browns right out of Briggs Stadium Sunday afternoon to climax one of the greatest clutch performances in pro football history. Detroit picked up its third world title in six years by handing: the Browns their worst defeat in history, 59 to 14, before 55,263 fans. As has been the custom, this was a tremendous team effort. The Lions rolled up their greatest point total in history on offense. The defense took the ball away from the Browns seven times and held them to a mere two touchdowns both of which came while Detroit was holding a comfortable edge. ' The Lions were sparked by a brilliant performance by Tobin Rote. He riddled the Browns' defense with his accurate passes, completing 12 of 19 for 2S0 yards and four touchdowns. Detroit opened with a 17-point splurge in the first quar ter and then added 14 points in each of the next three periods. IT WAS THE PERFECT REVENGE for the Lions' humiliating defeat in the 1954 championship game, when the Browns rolled up a 56-10 verdict. Sunday's contest could be best classified as a carbon copy of that lopsided loss in reverse. The Browns could do nothing right. The Lions could do nothing wrong. Detroit got all of the breaks if you could call them that but most of them the Lions manufactured themselves. Consistent pressure by the defensive team forced the Browns into mistakes and that eventually cost them the game. Rote's brilliant passing was the top individual performance. Disregarding the pressure of the title at stake, the lanky. Texan pitched scoring passes of 78, 32, 26 and 24 yards. ' Seven Lions shared in the club's eight tallies. Steve Junker picked up two on passes from Rote. Jim Doran and Dave Middleton took Rote pitches for two more. Rote, who set up the first touchdown with an 18-yard run, scored it on a sneak and Gene Gedman picked up another on a short plunge. Howard (Hopalong) Cassady scored the other six-pointer on a 16-yard pass from Gerry Peichow. THE DEFENSE took turns clobbering the Browns. Joe Schmidt, Jim David, Gerry Perry, Terry Barr and Bob Long each intercepted passes. Barr and Gil Mains both recovered fumbles jarred loose by the hard tackling of the Lion forwards. It's hard to name the key play that turned this expected battle into a rout. Actually three of them broke the back of the Browns. Long's interception of Tommy O'Connell's pass early in the first quarter that gave the Lions the ball on the Browns' 19 and set up a touchdown and a 10-0 lead could have been the big one. Barr's recovery of Milt Campbell's fumble on the ensuing kickoff was just as big. That gave the Lions the ball again on the Browns' 15 and they quickly hiked the lead to 17-0. Rote's 78-yard scoring pass to Doran after the Browns Turn Page to Column One- First downs 17 23 Rushing yardage 218 137 Passing yardage 9-5 296 Passes 9-22 13-21 Passes Intercepted 0 5 Punts 4-35 4-36 Fumbles lost 2 1 Yards penalized 60 52 Cleveland 0 7 7 0 14 DETROrf 17 14 14 14 59 Cleveland: Touchdowns Brown (29, end run); L. Carpenter (5, run). Conversions Groza 2. DETROIT: Touchdowns Rote (1, plunge); Cedman (1-foot plunge); Junker 2 (26, pass-run from Rote, 24 pass-run from Rote); Barr (19, pass interception); Doran (75, pass-run from Rote); Middleton (32, pass from Rote); Cassady (16, pass-run from Relchow). Field goal Martin 31. Conversions Martin 8. Press METRO FINAL 1 Uu L A STATISTICS CLEVELAND DETROIT r

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