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!nfoi CoL o I SNOWY Cloudy and cold. Low 30-34, high 36-40. Mao md Detail on Pace 3 HOCRLT TEMPERATl'RES J?nonn .T8 So m. 40 10 b. m. 3! In. m. 41 o. m. 41 11 o. m. 36 2 n. m. 4 J 7 n. m. 41 12 mid. 35 3 n m. 41 S d m. 38 1 a, m. 34 4 D. m. 40 9 d. m. 37 2 a. m. 34 A O A METRO FINAL 5 sS) LMMb THURSDAY, NOVDIBER 21, 1957 On Guard for 126 Years Vol. 127 No. 201 44 Paces Seven Cents I""1., i-.jmj C3 i f a mVI n P u ukkU liLzi Uuu I p lzjO aWHkH IttUM .Blind BY ROBERT K. PLUMB Mew Vork Time Service NEW YORK A young woman saw flashes of light in a Los Angeles hospital Oct. 29 after 18 years of blindness. "Oh, I see the light, I see the light," she was reported by her surgeons to have said with a thrill-termor in her voice. Legislator Sees Lag in Missiles Claims U.S. Trails Russia; Not All True, Says Pentagon WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. Mahon (D., Tex. ) charged Wednesday night the United States is "seriously behind" Russia in developing an Intermediate" Range Ballistic Missile, but a Pentagon expert said "I don't believe so." 'Butcher' i Will Face Sanity Test WAUTOMA, Wis. (V A 51-year-old bachelor farmer who admitted in two days of questioning at the State Crime Laboratory that he killed two women- and looted graves for the bodies of at least nine more, faces a murder arraignment and sanity hearing "as soon as possible." Waushara County District Attorney Earl Kileen said Wednesday he would file the murder charge against Edward Gein Thursday if the crime laboratory's ballistics report was ready by then. "I will move immediately for a sanity hearing when he is arraigned," the prosecutor said. GEIN WILL be charged specifically with the shooting and subsequent mutilation of Mrs. Bernice Worden, 58, operator of a hardware store at Plain field, five miles from Gein's isolated Central Wisconsin farmhouse. A statement given newsmen at Madison by Charles Wilson, director of the crime labora tory, said that the frail-appearing little man whose closest acquaintances had described him as a "nice little guy who likes kids, but often talked about women." admitted that Turn to Page 4, Column 5 Hypnotized, She 'Knits9 as Baby Arrives MILWAUKEE, Wis. IH Mrs. Anthony Caravella, under hypnosis, gave birth to an eight-pound girl by Caesarean section. She said she followed her doctor's orders to "dream" that she was sitting before a fireplace knitting a yellow sweater. "I had two rows dona when I heard the baby cry," said Mrs. Caravella. Woman The patient was Betty Corstorphine, 35, of Newark, N. J. HER OPTIC nerves had been dead for 18 years, and Miss Corstorphine is still blind. But she saw flashes when the light was turned on in her room through wires implanted into her brain. The disagreement was voiced after Mahon's House Appropriations Subcommittee launched a surprise inquiry into the United States weapons program and" spent the day taking testimony behind closed doors. "We have lagged behind the Russians in the Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) and we've got to come from behind and come abreast as soon as we can," Mahon told newsmen. His subcommittee handles all the Defense Department's requests. WHILE DISAGREEING with Mahon's assessment of the IRBM situation, William Hola-day, the Defense Department's missiles director, said it might be true of the 5,000 mile Inter continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). "Based on what they (the Russians) said, maybe we are behind them (on the ICBM),' Holaday conceded. He spoke with newsmen after testifying at the closed-. door hearing. The IRBM, with a range of from 700 to 1,500 miles, is a key weapon in current military planning. It is generally con sidered to be more advanced than the ICBM ana could be used to advantage from United States bases abroad. Another serious problem. Mahon said, is the perfection of an antimissile missile to de- Turn to Page 10, Column 3 You'll Find: How to Spend To Cut Taxes Page 15 e Camera Uses Heat, Not Light Page 20 Amusements Astrology Auto-Business Bridge Camera Comics Drew Pearson Earl Wilson Editorials Movie Guide Names and Faces Radio and Television Sports Stock Markets Want Ads. Women's Page 40 5 17-18 4S 20-21 42-43 15 40 8 21 10 41 35-39 18 S0-S3 25-29 TO HAVE FREE PRESS DELrVERED AT HOME PHONE WO 2-8900 The implanted wires were attached to a transistor amplifier in turn attached to a photo cell serving as an eye. The test is reported to be the first time that a long-blind person has been able to perceive light. It is believed to have established that brain cells, long not used, do not waste or atrophy Tigers Set Sights on Flag in '58 13-Player Trade First in Rebuilding BY LYALL SMITH free Press Sport, iirtitor The pennant -hungry Tigers, starved for a World Series since 1945, are "shooting for the moon in 1958." That is the way John McHale, starting his first full season as general manager, explained the massive 13 - player trade with the Kansas City Athletics biggest deal in local baseball history. 'WE'RE TIRED of taking the long-range view by waiting for our own youngsters to develop," he insisted. "We aren't thinking about 1959 or 1960. Our problem is to win right away. That's why we gave up some fine young players for experienced veterans. We are aiming for a pennant in '58." From Kansas City comes Billy Martin, pepperpot in-fielder; slugger Gus Zernial, pitchers Tom Morgan and Mickey McDermott, infielder-oufielder Lou S k I z a s and catcher Tim Thompson. Leaving the Tigers are outfielders Bill Tuttle and ex-bonus baby Jim Small, catcher Frank House, and pitchers Duke Maas and John Tsitouris plus two minor league players to be named later. Even as McHale officially announced the trade to verify an exclusive story by the Free Press 12 hours earlier, he re vealed that more trades are coming. "I know that several clubs are interested tn some of the men we just acquired," he said. "We now are tn a great position to close other deals to strengthen our hand." It is known that efforts are being made to obtain catcher Clint Courtney from Washington while negotiations also are continuing with Cleveland and Chicago. McIIALE SPENT three days in Chicago last weekend working out details of the Kansas City transaction with Arnold Johnson and Parke Carroll, owner and general manager respectively, of the Athletics. Key man was the 29-year-old Martin, a brash little scrapper who starred on five World Series championship teams with the Yankees before going to Kansas City last summer. Although his average slipped to .251 after injuring his right Turn to Page 35, Column 3 Dull Life, Ivan LONDON UP) Moscow Radio reports more than 60 per cent of books published in Russia "are on exact, natural and applied sciences." Whodunits don't exist. by like unused muscle cells but, instead, retain their ability to perform. The test may herald the ultimate development of a vision aid to work like a hearing aid It may eventually enable the blind, even people without eyes, to "see" somewhat as the rest of the world sees. A Bar at 10047 i for Xam?th J COKE t' l . ,; .'iii"""1 '" -""""""' Wind Flipped Staked-Down Seabee Light Plane Like a Toy NOT Tornado! BY TOM CRAIG Free Press Staff Writer You can call Clarence Doetker and Robert Muller crazy, but you just can't convince them that big wind was a tornado in Detroit Wednesday night. As a matter of fact, you can't call them any names they weren't called between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday. For three hours they attempted to do their work while answering three phones in the United States Weather Bureau Station at Detroit City Airport. A SAMPLE of the hundreds of conversations: Caller: "Was that a torna-' do that hit the East Side?" Doetker or Muller: "No, LL L3lZ Magic IN" NEWARK, Miss Corstorphine said: "I went out there knowing, of course, that I was not going to get my sight back. I knew it was only a test, that much more research will have to go into it. But some day we're hoping it's soon there may be vision aids for the blind like there are hearing aids." Van Dyke Suffered; So y that was a freak wind. It was not a tornado." Caller: "Man, you're crazy! You oughta come out here. There're trees down and roofs off and everything!" Jets Hop Ocean Full of , Fight CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines (W A squadron of F-100-D fighter -bombers Wednesday demonstrated their ability to span an ocean and go immediately into combat. The planes, refueled in flight, reached the Philippines from California in 16 hours and immediately set out on a 700-mile combat mission. Eye A medical triple play accomplished the feat. At Rochester State Hospital in Rochester, Minn., a team of physicians has been working to map accurately the areas of the human brain which are associated with particular physical activities or senses. The Rochester studies at-Turn to Page 14. Column 3 Did Owner's Car Doetker or Muller: "That may be, but conditions weren't right for a tornado. Our instruments showed wind gusts reached only 32 miles an hour. It was a freak wind." Caller: "You're nuts! You're stark, raving mad!" THE TWO meteorologists were backed by their boss, W. W. Oak. "A certain combination of temperature and moisture conditions are required to set up a tornado," Oak said. "The temperature conditions were not present. "Moreover, a tornado will cause the barograph to record a drop in atmospheric pressure. In tonight's case, at the time of the wind shift, the barograph showed a Turn to Page 14, Column 3 Or (C Concrete Roof R ains on 175 Plane, Trucks, Porches ! Fly in City Other Pictures on Baclt Vagi : ' ' ' :-1 J T.Y MILLER HOLLINGSWORTII AND KILLY MURRAY j Trrr fT-' Staff trn l A freakish windstorm ripped through Detroit's East Side at 6 p.m. Wednesday, killing one man, injuring 20, severely damaging three Chrysler Corp. plants and several homes and busines3 firms. Centers of destruction were at the Dodge crankshaft, spring and axle plant and foundry at 6600 Lynch Road, at City Airport a mile away and at Van Dyke and Morgan- Residents as near as three i blocks from the scenes of destruction were unaware of the storm. DEAD HARRY MICHALSKI. 43, of 2435 Farber, Hamtramck. INJURED ROBERT REESE, 1720 Clements, head injuries. MILL A RD KENT, 6445 Waterloo, fractures of both arms and scalp cuts. BRONISLAW WUTKIE-WICZ, 6049 Cecil. ARTHUR KLEBBA, 46, of 2254 Goodson, Hamtramck. JAMES BENNETT, 43, 13898 Goddard. CHESTER DZIEWA, 2310 Edwin, Hamtramck. THOMAS HADDOCK, 35, 3850 Merrick. PAUL TAYLOR, 21652 Gilchrist, Ferndale. PETER JABLONSKI, 5S, 8229 Traverse. CHARLES GORDON, . 46, 17335 Salem. EDWARD BOLES, 1261 li W. Grand Blvd. Chrysler officials said at least a score of others suffered superficial cuts from flying glass and debris but went home or to private physicians. THE WEATHER BUREAU at City Airport said its instruments registered winds no higher than 32 miles an hour, but it estimated the velocity of the force that hit the three areas as "in excess of 60 miles an hour." j First hit was the cluster of Chrysler production facilities on Lynch Road where 175 men were at work. The men inside knew nothing of the approaching danger until huge pieces of concrete began falling from the roof. Glass from the factory windows flew about. Michalski, at work in the spring and axle shop, was- hit on the head by a chunk of concrete estimated at 200 pounds. The others injured in the plants were hit by concrete and glass. Reese and Kent, two of the most seriously injured, were taken to Henry Ford Hospital. THE POWERFUL winds tossed six haulaway truck-trailers in the company's transpor tation yard about, overturned them and twisted metal like putty. Chrysler officials said the extent of the damage could not be estimated until daylight. All workers were sent home. Klebba, one of the- injured workmen, said he was at his Turn to Page 2, Column 1 S M T W T F 11 12 IV" 15 fc 1718 1920223 24 25X27162930 1254567 8 9!0N WWA wc.Btn.trn waa Lappoimte-d fiexvt pMBASSAPORTO PUSS1A AFTeRUS in Ilia n il..i,,inii mj j Airport Area 'I Knew It Was Harry BY TOM HOUSTON' Free. Press Staff Writer "I know it's Harry.' Thus spoke soft-voiced Mrs. Virginia Michalski, of 2435 Farber, Hamtramck, when her television program was interrupted Wednesday night. The news bulletin said one man had been killed in the spring and axle plant where her husband, Harry, was at work. Silently, she switched off the set and awakened her only child, Ronald, 15, who had fallen asleep. "Let's go to the plant and find out for sure," the 37-year-old part-t i m e short-order cook told Ronald. Hurriedly Michalski she pulled on her coat and hat. AS THE mother and son opened the front door they were met by a Chrysler representative and a priest. By looking at her visitors she knew the wors. Mrs. Michalski knelt in prayer with the priest for several minutes. Then she walked across the street to the home of Mrs. Gertrude Talentino at 2432 Faber, Hamtramck, to phone her brother-in-law, Edward F. Michalski, of 2656 Farnsworth. Mrs. Florence Wilbanks, 29, who lives in the adjoining quarters in the duplex dwelling described the dead workman as a jolly, friendly man who had worked for Chrysler for 15 years. Mrs. Wilbanks said th weather in her neighborhood had been calm. Boy-Girl Want Ads To Appear Sunday You'll find loads of bargains in merchandise for sale. There'll be hundreds of applications for babysitting and part time jobs. And you can make a sale yourself by looking under the "wanted to buy'' classification. All in Sunday's big Free Press Boy -Girl Want Ad Section. Give the youngsters a helping hand and help yourself at the same time. Be sure to ses Sunday's FREE PRESS WANT ADS I i j 4 I i . ! I 5 I

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