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Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - April 17, 1962, Charleston, West Virginia STATE TODAY'S NEWS TODAY ton FINAL if if EDITION VOLUME 138-NO. 91 WEST TUESDAY APRIL 17, 1962 FIVE EXPLOSION WRECKS SECTION OF OLIN MATHIESON PLANT Seekford Hails Finding Of Jury In Milk Dispute Booted By Dixie Woman Begs In Vain On Knees NEW La. A 41-year-old one of three Roman Catholics excommunicated in a segregation begged for Archbishop Francis Rummers forgiveness Satan intervened acd he Mrs. B. J. Gaillot appeared at the residence as he talked to a group of women on a prayer Firemen play water hoses on the wreckage of the ethylene oxide processing section of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. which exploded this injuring more than 25 FIRST GRADE BOY NABBED AS BOSS OF ROBBERY RING FIXED IN MILLIONS Health Chief Clear On Funds Use By TOM Of The Daily Mail Staff extremely remarked Dr. Page H. director of the Health The statement was his reaction to the grand jury's I commendation yesterday afternoon of the agency's standard of milk Before their special report to Intermediate Judge J. the 16 jurors had received a report of the department's position in the milk that followed its refusal to grant a permit 'a Kentucky dairy last I GOP SCANS VOTER LIST FOR FAKES Kanawha County Young Re- publicans are starting a pilot program that could result in a check of the entire registration list of the county for improper Tom Potter of the GOP unit here said the DALLAS UPi Police ar- rested a first grader yesterday and said he told of leading nine friends in half a dozen Grade school principal Finis Tatum called police after ing that several youngsters were passing out Patrolmen rounded up the She strode toward the didn't get she op as he led the group in prayer intervened and he would not bless on the expansive lawn in front of his residence and then fell toi listen to Satan 1 her him not to listen to told him that 1 knew in she told two Associated heart he had nothing to do newsmen on the my she on my knees and he wouldn't speaking of her expulsion from listen to The archbishop excommunicated the church by the order Political leader Mrs. Perez and Leander Perez Sn and official failing to heed his March 31 Jackson Ricau of the gation citizens council were ex- communicated along with beg you before she said on her knees in front of the 85-year-old look up to personal letters to warning them not to interfere with his edict desegregating parochial schools next Mrs. Gaillot picketed op residence the day Between you and order became Perez you know it's God's law to RESTRAINED BY OTHERS She tried to get closer to the archbishop but two women strained intervened and they wouldn't let me close to and another 15. All are The youngest told of stealing from a super- market and at gas stations and handfuls of in three other The youngsters went on a spree at the state fair and gave most of what was left to Officers recovered just They sent the to the juvenile Kentucky Plant Blast Hurts 25 Robert J. assistant spent more one hour presenting his lings to He carried with him into the grand jury room a sheaf of newspaper clippings that detailed the W. B. Modern Dairy reports from field tions of Kentucky milk GRAND JURY INDICTS 110, WILL RECONVENE MAY 15 on City Sec story Ky. A tremendous explosion of gallon tanks of an preparation ripped department findings and several buildings and injured 25 employes at the Olin correspondence amon Chemical Corp. plant Damage was estimated in the millions of Several broke out after the blast j Nineteen were hospitalized at 30 miles south of the plant Doctors said none was believed critically The other injured received treatment at anj Poe employe We were glad of the various involved in the dis- Dr. Seekford was the first time we have been able to lay the full our various actions be- any We had doing in accepting a from the Sales operative Assn. The money been allocated for But Laughorn said that jurors believed it would be better if public funds were to be used in the future for this The contribution amounted to Dr. Seekford said the tice had been never felt that the health department should accept the con- for a specific think the grand jury acted in recommending a A. L. principal milk and Ricau have been among the most vocal voices for segrega The women who were with Archbishop Rummel when Mrs. Gaillot arrived were on a special One of them said are praying for the sick and the I asked for his blessing and are praying for Vatican Backs Act Of Bishop VATICAN CITY can firmly backs an American Roman Catholic communication of three informed sources said Archbishop Joseph Francis of New Orleans was de- clared to do all bishops and archbishops of the full authority for his fact that he took one source he no The same sources recalled that the fight against racism in his archdiocese was of long The V a I i c a n's on Oct. 18. 1955, in a stern editorial entitled of approved his action in defending a Negro priest who had been prevented from serving Mass. The fight of the segregationists could find no sympathy in the whose popes have spoken against racial These sources also pointed out that the college of cardinals now includes Negroes and the ber of Negro bishops and arch- bishops in recent years has ex- 50. There are many gro priests and Before Mrs. Gaillot three women carried small signs SRC Proposes Safety Moves At Heck Store The State Road Commission day announced plans designed to eliminate rear end collisions on U. S. 60 near Heck's Discount Store where a woman was killed protesting her Detective Nick Marello took their is police custom since the early eays of school did not interfere with last Friday Safety Director Roy Coen said the commission in the near future will widen U. S. 60 at that point to provide two additional For traffic ing left turns across the highway Sec Pg. 12, Col. 7 to get to Heck's there will be a For turning off U. S. 60 on to Heck's parking lot there will be a 74 Reds Slain In Viet Swoop South Viet Nam UB troops attacked two guerrilla bases in central Viet Nam's Ninh Thuan over the weekend and 74 Viet Cong the Viet Nam News Agency Twelve government troops vere reported killed in one op- Friday and seven ed. Losses in the second battle Saturday were not The agency said the ment troops liberated 40 held at one of the rhe battles took place 20 miles southwest and 25 miles northeast of Phan capital of the Missing Plane Lands In Cuba Fla. single engine missing since Friday with three men was located today at an airport near Owner of the A. B. said he was convinced the plane was The a Cessna 170. left Miami's Tamiami Airport at 11 a. m. Friday and landed at Campo Libertad Airfield near Havana about three hours the Coast Juard Search was halted Sunday after planes of the Coast Guard search and rescue service waters off south Florida and found no owner of the can Aviation identified the pilot as Woodruff 23, and said he was a Traffic using the lane can come to a stop without im- other traffic using the re- maining two Coen said the commission is studying another plan to motorists pulling out of the store's parking lot onto U. S. 60. This plan includes the tion of a road between U. 60 and the Kanawha River to traffic would have to use this road and wouk be regulated by a traffic light a the intersection of that road and U. S. 60. If this plan is worked Coen said a guard rail may be built along the front of the ing lot to bar direct access from the lot to U. S. 60. manager for the said the noise of the explosion awoke him at his home in any of them got chance to explain the steps we took to defend the public's E. L. grand jury fore- lists of five precincts will be taken to see if those registered actually re- side in those Three are one is at Washington Manor and an- other is on Lick ter If there is evidence of im- proper Potter said those registrations will be according to the state's election Results in the five precincts will determine whether the canvass of registration lists will be made on a county-wide according to The Agency also reported the Viet Cong blew up a tank truck Sunday in killing seven Informed military sources re- ported that guerrillas operating in the Mekong River delta were believed to have captured al 40mm antiaircraft guns last Such guns would be a jor threat to U. S. army ters that fly Vietnamese troops into battle in the The U. S. helicopters are hit by Viet Cong small arms and at least one is be- to have been hit by caliber machine-gun One has been brought but no casualties have been U. S. Army Secretary Elvis J. Stahr visiting Saigon during a far eastern said the U. S. THE WEATHER CITY Cloudy and warm government believes Viet Nam can be cleared of Communist sub- version in matter of a few if the people of South Viet Nam are determined to remain Stahr said the battle against I'll never the said of the 50 men in the plant L also exonerated lhe at the time of the any Several of the 20 concrete block buildings on the company's 100- acre layout were destroyed or heavily Street and Jim production placed the loss at several lion They said it ably would lake weeks to nine the true amount of the In New York an Olin Mathieson spokesman said serious damage vas limited to a minor portion of the plant and that most of it s expected to be back in ion within 48 CAUSE NOT KNOWN The cause of the explosion lot immediately It occurred at a. m. appears to have occurred n the ethylene oxide section of he building in which a compound antifreeze is Street don't know contamination or over heating or what set it The force of the explosion blew out windows in miles Clocks stopped throughout the plant and power was disrupted in the Shirley an employe from said he was ing toward a1 fence that separates the chemical plant from the office there was a loud explosion that knocked me I got up and it flat tened me I thought it was the end of the was shaken up but escaped ALL WALK AWAY Street said that all of those in he plant walked away from the sanitarian whose field inspection led to the health refusal of the milk appeared to be pleased with the jury's Last October Lively made in- of dairy milk sources from which the Modern Dairy Co. of proposed to ship milk into the Charleston See MILK Pg. 12, Col. 3 GOVERNOR BACK FROM JAPAN Expects Coal Sales Hike 3ov. displaying a weary smile and several returned oday from his goodwill visit to Japan with the prediction that West Virginia would boost its coal exports to that He said he was told during several conferences with business executives that Japan will expand its need for coal three to four during the next eight to 10 The governor said he West Virginia will be able to Dem JFK Discuss Steel Inquiry WASHINGTON A posal that President Kennedy set up a commission to look into steel industry policies and needs ia the aftermath of the cancelled price increase was discussed today at the weekly meeting of Democratic congressional leaders with There was nothing to that any priority tag was put on the advanced by Sen. Hubert H. D- the acting senate supply much of that coal to Barren said he had no date in mind for calling a conference of company and union officials with researchers in a move to step up West Virginia's coal One of a group of American governors touring Barron said he cut short his visit by two days in order to tackle the tine business that had up since he left April 3. The governor said he found the people as well as the officials extremely except in one That was in where the left-wing gave the Americans a cool Barron said if the actions of the people are any Japan is truly becoming a de- He arrived in Charleston in a state plane from Chicago and found only one greeter a man upon his arrival .in the predawn Barron displayed a brightly decorated kimono and an ornate porcelain dish that had been given him by the Barron also returned with a half-dozen of the West Virginia flags he had taken to give to the n One mar Communist subversion basically as ing for three hours showed up at the personnel office with cuts and bruises and He explained that he had to circle debris and burning buildings to make his way to the personnel night and Wednesday with low tonight inj Asked at a news conference who had night 40s- Tomorrow's high near whether a further buildup of for the firm about three depends on the will of the people A development almost i in the center of the explosion was a Its sides were CHARLEY WEST i American military advisors Lowrence said one of the STATE Chance of Stahr men who hired the plane for tonight and low pends on the way the situation j sightseeing trip gave the 35 to 42. Warmer Whatever is needed we I T. H. to flattened and a large tank that been nearby was 30 It blocked To Huge BY FRANK SHAFFER Business Writer A 20 by 24-foot cinderblock building erected here in 1946 as an experiment in food service has grown into a 10-state. million The 16-year growth record of home of Big is one of the most interesting postwar business stories in West The 10-State 1 the Kanawha City Drive-In opened originally in 1950. the original building on Kanawha Boulevard we were experimenting with what we thought was a new concept in food recalls Alex president of the were right and went ahead with our The present building at that location was opened in 1948." The 50s were a period of Zooms Business moving outside the Kanawha Three restaurants were opened in Huntington and two in Then came the expansion outside West Virginia with franchised Before 1958, were operating in Rich Norfolk and Newport N. Chatta Charlotte and After purchasing Drive spotlighted this as opened in White is the first prepares to open on Kanawha on Summers Street American to sit OB the a 100-scal dining room at and in South before Classified Comics Crossword Editorials In on the boulevard east of Horoscope River in 1958. expansion My Answer See Pg. 12, Cot Obituaries e two-story personnel office looked as if it had been hit by a A smaller concrete block building had part of its roof torn Looking out from the second floor of the personnel the scene was that of a The accident was the at the plant since it went into op- in this Ohio River com- Today's Index 22 SECTIONS Page Page 22 Of AH Things 2 W. Sports 3 16; Senior Forum 14 17 Theaters 11 4 14 Warming Up 8 17 6 5 Weather 12 17, TRADE TRIP Barron arrived at Kanawha port at ending a lour that started April 3 and took him to Japan with other All were sored by the State Barron flew here from Chicago in the state executive airplane and is shown above with his executive Curtis and a Japanese Trent flew home from Chicago with The governor cut his trip short he state business was piling up during his cratic Reports from the breakfast sion indicated that a variety of subjects entered the mostly in their relation to Kennedy's fight against the steel price Speaker John W. McCormack described Kennedy as pleased with the of that Asked whether he feels victory will strengthen the President's position with re- spect to such legislation as ical care for the Cormack said the answer is He said Kennedy in the steel situation gave evidence of outstanding leadership which the people of the United States are happy to McCormack said today's dis- cussion covered the medical care and trade and a measure to provide youth job Humphrey said he mentioned the Steel Study Commission posal to Kennedy and hopes to discuss it at greater length with Secretary of Commerce Luther H. Hodges and the President's cil of Economic Democratic support and some Republican skepticism has greeted the proposal for a nonpartisan in- Sen. Paul chairman of the Economic applauded this as offering a way to get basic information he said Congress may not have the time nor facilities to dig Sen. Estes said in a separate interview he thought it would be a very useful to set up such a Ho said it could supplement the work of his own Senate Antitrust sub- committee in sifting cost tion in an effort to arrive at a fair price for See Pg. 12, Col. 5 Extortion Of Laid To Hoffa Agent WASHINGTON George business agent of the Detroit home local of Teamsters President James R. was charged today with extorting more than from a trucking com- Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy i said the charge was contained in i a indictment returned j against 49, by a jeral grand jury in I Roxburgh was accused of I threatening the Interstate Motor j Freight System of Grand with labor disputes to
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