Racine Journal Times (Newspaper) - October 31, 1959, Racine, Wisconsin THE RACINE VOL. 103, NO. 258 Associated Press SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 1959 Dial 4-3322 12 PAGES - 7 CENTS Between the Lines By Tex Reynolds Sleds Workers Sought by iVary for Good Feller Project IT MAY SEEM like a little early to be thinking of but the Navy is. An unusual situation has developed at the Reserve Training Center where the big job of repairing toys to be distributed by the Good Fellers to needy Racine young sters this Christmas is getting Nary a sled has been contributed thus far and the Navy workers are wondering how because in previous years sleds have been fairly But there's a need for many other kinds of from small toys and dolls to coaster wagons and bicycles that may be standing unused in basements or The Naval Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays to receive the things that people bring in. Are there a n y women's groups in Racine with teers who want to the not in the but to join in the job of getting the gifts ready for the There are certain kinds of light work that women can do better than and Chief at 2-8087 would like to hear from any who are willing to Men's groups which have offered volunteers to work during the month of November are also requested to get in touch with the so he'll know how much manpower he can depend on to work for a few hours in the j. afternoons or evenings during November and early * * * It won't be drudgery for those who help with this Anyone who has seen the hundreds of gifts assembled at the Navy station when the job was done will tell you that In anyone who has ever taken an active part in any phase of the Good Feller project will tell you that he a big kick out of Perhaps this is due In large part to a conscious knowledge of what those gifts will mean to wide-eyed kids on Christmas who might otherwise wake up to a day of heartache and ONE OF THE traditions that Hunt 27 Aboard Plane Believed Down in Virginia Mountains engine airliner with 27 persons aboard disappeared Friday night five minutes before it was to make a routine landing at this college the of the Blue Ridge About 100 searchers slogged through muck and underbrush during the night but by mid- morning still had not found about 16 miles trace of the missing Piedmont northeast of after several Airlines A steady unconfirmed reports were and mist hampered a of a piano planned air and an The The en route using special vehicles Washington to in from as far away SLIPPERY WHEN motorist struggled to reach dry ground after his auto was swept from a Phoenix street across the normally dry Salt The Salt and several other central Arizona rivers were flooded after two days of heavy rains that re- suited in two In northern heavy snows created a hazard for thousands of deer Violent windstorms slashed across northern Utah and southern causing millions in Snow is harassing the Rocky Mountain Toll in Mexico May Hit 1,500 in Storm's Wake Plumber Joins Water Lines Causing 3 5 Injuries Fla. - error plunged this town of 10,000 persons into a night of Five persons were injured in three explosions Friday night after butane gas gushed into the city water system Mayor Harry Booth said the plumber got his lines mixed while working at a small cafe and hooked a gas line from a 250-gallon tank onto a water Butane gas is used for 5, Injured The cafe was the first to blow It was almost destroyed and a 5-year-old Larry was A short while later Mrs. Carolyn Eiland Kennedy started to brush her teeth at her father's When she turned on the water gas fumes have grown with the years in j reached a pilot light on a heater in the and an police officers with megaphones warned residents not to turn on their The mayor said today that thousands of gallons of water had been flushed from all the mains and they were believed cleared of the Doubt about water lines into homes in a The water the Good Feller movement is the playing of a 25-piece symphony provided by a grant from the Recording Industries Trust Funds through courtesy of the Racine at the annual For at least the last dozen this under the direction of Frederick has made a hit with the Good Fellers and guest sports stars on the Director who is known as to a lot of people in stops in to report that with the aid of the union's Nile and the W. Clayton arrangements have been made The orchestra will play before and during the dinner in Dania Hall on Dec. 5. * * * HAVING gone through the rest of the legal the steel strike is now in the hands of the Supreme to decide whether the men shall go back to work for 80 days under the Act. The decision probably will be handed down by the middle of next But with the steel strike still hanging in the and really beginning to hurt to Page 2, Col. 4) Cuba Continues Search for Army Commander Castro again today led the search for his army commander but officials said will be a miracle if we find him Maj. 28, army chief and a key figure in Castro's vanished Wednesday night on a 300-mile plane flight from Camaguey in central Cuba to sion She and her Arthur were slightly The third explosion occurred at the home of Miss Elizabeth supervisor of lunchrooms for the county school She and a Miss Lillie were in Those two and young Larry were People Worried After the trouble was area television stations and superintendent and firemen spent the night checking all the homes in that Can't Use Water Booth said there wasn't any danger as long as residents were not using The fires started by the blasts were put but not without some After the water in the fire engine's tank was the truck had to go to the edge of town to replenish its supply with water that did not have gas in it. Booth said the city would make a thorough investigation the and the state fire marshal might be called in. He said it was too early to say whether any charges would be Ford Cuts Work Week to Stretch Steel Supply Ford Motor second largest of the auto industry's big will seek to stretch rapidly dwindling steel supplies into December by cutting back on production and scheduling short work Ford's move came as General Motors faced the virtual end of all auto output next biggest of the auto has laid off 185,000 of its 320,-000 hourly rated workers and says thousands more will be sent home next week because of the steel Modification of production schedules to extend production and employment at least into December was announced Friday by The company said employes will be put on three and four - day weeks through Ford has 125,000 rated Ford Makes Steel Original plans had been for Ford to run full five-day weeks until about the middle of November and then cease FIRE Okinawa - The first ever fired outside the continental U.S. roared away from its launching pad at Bolo Point here Army sources said the firing was CHIANG TURNS 73 TAIPEH - President Chiang celebrated his 73d birthday today amid clamor for him to continue to lead the nation when his present term expires next Another American Asks for Soviet Citizenship aw NEW Crown Prince Savang 52, is the new ruler of He succeeds his King Sisavang who died Thursday at 74. A 20-year-old Texan strode into the American Embassy slapped down his passport on the consul's desk and have made up my I'm He was Lee Harvey a former Marine of Fort who said he had applied for Soviet The embassy urged him not to sign papers renouncing his American citizenship until he was sure the Soviet Union would accept Oswald was not immediately available for on his He was the third American during the past three months to apply for Soviet citizenship while visiting Nicholas of Valley Long N. changed his mind after filing the renunciation form and this was what the embassy had In mind today when urging Oswald not to take the final Robert Webster of Cleveland completed the formalities 10 days and has disappeared into the anonymous mass of the Soviet Ford makes about half of its own steel but certain kinds must be the third member of the industry's big has laid off about 5,100 Chrysler shut down its Dodge plant Friday and had been cutting down in other Present Chrysler layoffs are spread over 10 The company's assembly plants will run only four days next except in Los American still operating six days a expects to continue at top output through says it can stretch its supplies well into Supreme Court Action The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear the Steelworker Union's appeal of a law injunction that would send the striking steelworkers back to work for 80 This means the 109-day-old strike will continue at least un til next when the court makes its decision on whether to let the injunction The to Page 2, Col. 5) MEXICO CITY - Twin threats of hunger and disease hung over thousands of survivors in the hurricane and Mexican states of and Jalisco Officials feared the final death count from Tuesday's giant storm and the floods that followed may reach 1,500. More than 500 bodies already have been Large sections of the disaster area are still High waters blocked many outlying villages had to depend on air drops by light planes and helicopters for food and medical Erect Tent Villages Tent villages were erected to take care of the injured and homeless in the two hardest hit communities - the Pacific port of Manzanillo and the mining town of Dr. Javier de la an official of the Federal Health estimated that at least 800 of 1,350 residents were A large part of the located 24 miles northwest of the state capital of was buried under mountain The village of La near reportedly was wiped out by flood waters and 50 of the 51 inhabitants were Officials said nearly 300 bodies had been counted in where an estimated 60 per cent of the homes were crushed by the The port city has a population of 15,000. checked in with the local airport tower at 7:24 p.m. and received landing That was the final The airliner had fuel to last only until 10 p.m. Withhold Names Piedmont officials withheld the names of the 24 passengers pending notification of next of Crew members aboard were Capt. George the Lee the first and George the No home addresses were available Maj. Charles A. Civil Air Patrol commander for the central Virginia said between 20 and 30 aircraft from as far away as Massachusetts were waiting for a break in the weather to join the Reports of hearing a airplane trickled in from throughout the four - county central Virginia Rausch said as soon as two reports come in from the same location the search would be centered A private plane with a Piedmont pilot as ob server took off this flying beneath a ceiling that shrouded the tops of surrounding mountain to check out a report explosion about 25 miles north of National Guard Called All branches of the military were co - and the Charlottesville National Guard was called out to help in the ground Two helicopters which churned through the mists and rain during the night were sent back to Ft. more helicopters were standing by waiting for clearer weather and two more were en route At one time the search was centered near the hamlet of as covered an area of about 20 miles radius during the but planned to expand the coverage area Ike's Health Called Excellent After Checkup DIES IN PLUNGE LONDON - Walter E. 65, millionaire head of a group of building and e n g i n eering died Friday in a plunge from his Relatives said he was depressed because of ill Eisenhower's doctors today confirmed he has mild chronic bronchitis but said that otherwise he to maintain an excellent state of The physicians issued a medical bulletin shortly after Eisenhower checked out of Walter Reed Army Hospital where he underwent his annual physical Report of Doctors The 69 - year - old President told reporters in last week that he had developed chronic bronchitis during the last three Today's medical bulletin said regarding Eisenhower's examination at Walter results of these all inclusive studies shows that the President continues to maintain an excellent state of with the exception of a persistent mild White House press secretary James C. Hagerty told reporters in response to questions that the medical phrase could be translated into chronic Needs Warmer Climate Hagerty added that Eisenhower's physicians had told him that possible it would be helpful for him to get into warmer preferably Responding to another Hagerty said Eisenhower had no plans to go to such a climate at this Store Owner Says He Paid to Get Employe on TV Quiz Show Area on Racine's North Side Darkened by Power Failure The 3200 Douglas found itself in a unique marketing position Friday night when electric doors went locking about 300 shoppers in the The also went so the customers were not able to sec the minutes in some areas and a half hour to 45 minutes other The store was in the area where electricity was restored in a few An official of the Wisconsin Electric Power said the failure was caused when an electric wire broke at 7:42 p.m. A northside east in the 3200 block of Douglas Douglas avenue to the lake Electric company Pa. - - Max the owner of a large department said Friday he paid to help get a former employe on the television quiz He explained this in revealing he had been subpenaed to appear Monday before a House subcommittee investigating the rigging of quiz was worth every cent of the said is president of Hess Brothers D e p a r it proved to be a highly talked about program which focused the public eye on Brothers and the city of To Explain Role Hess said he was subpenaed to appear before the Legislative Oversight Subcommittee to explain the role he played in getting Kenneth Hoffer on the quiz show home without a nickel's didn't bother explained the young man was eager to appear on the program and attempt to win on his own and as far as we were concerned we had achieved our once again expose the name of Hess Brothers and the city of Allentown to millions of Tells What Happened Hess gave this sequence of a former buyer for the department had attempted to get on the by writing letters of The letters went through another Hess David of contact north of Augusta street to the Four Mile was without electricity at least several crews worked in the area restoring service in all areas within 45 Hess Walter Bedell Smith in Critical Condition WASHINGTON Gen. Walter Bedell Smith remained critical condition today at Walter Reed Army Medical The hospital said Smith's condition was The of President once on the Columbia Broad casting Co. quiz in 1955. He missed his third went Eisenhower's wartime chief of entered the hospital Oct. 13 with pneumonia and a lung was Gottlieb learned that it would cost in cash to make arrangements for Hoffer's Hess said he gave the money to in after Hoffer's to Page 2, Col. 2) Racine Area WEATHER October 31, 1151 Cloudy this Mostly cloudy and a little cooler tonight Sunday partly cloudy and somewhat Low tonight in the upper 30s and high Sunday In the low 50s. West to northwest winds at 8 to 15 mph this becoming westerly Sunday west to southwest at 10 to 20. Outlook for Mostly cloudy and not much change in temperature with a chance of some light ELSEWHERE IN WISCONSIN Mostly cloudy tonight Sunday partly A little warmer northwest portion Low tonight in the 30s and high Sunday generally in the 50s. The sun rose today 8 28 a. will sel at 4:48 p. m. during the 24 hours ending at i m. today vat 0 28 Inches of of ant t.