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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - November 20, 1958, Joplin, Missouri FINAL EDITION VOL. LXIII, NO. 87. Fair and Warmer Mostly fair today, warmer tonight. Higll in the 60s, low in the 40s. JOPLIN, MISSOURI, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20, 1958-TWENTY PAGES. PRICE Dally 5e Sunday UM A YOUTH Schedule for 133 4-H and FFA Youngsters Includes Tour of Business Houses and Factories. District farm youngsters, 133 strong, put in a busy day Wednesday attending the annual program of the 4-H and FFA Achievement day. The schedule consisted of a tour throughout the afternoon of numerous business houses and industrial plants in the city. A dinner and entertainment program at the Connor hotel Wednesday night topped the day off in red-carpet style. The after-dinner program featured an amateur contest. Taking part were several of the Achievement Day guests. First prize was taken by Kent Swearingen, Mount Vernon, with, a piano solo. Second cash prize went to Robert Blevin, Miami, with a vocal solo. Dorothene Brumbaugh, Maysville, Ark., was third in the event with a piano solo. / . ( Other contestants were Dale Chapman, Wenthworth; 'Mary Jane Rollins, Marionville; Karen Evenson, Anderson* and Mary Nicks, Afton. Walter Casada, chairman of the Achievement Day committee of the Joplin Chamber \ot Com* merce, served'as master of ceremonies. Group singing was led by Mr. and Mrs; Floyd Jones of Joplin and invocation was conducted by Rev. Norbert F. Roschke. Another traditional attraction of the Achievement Day banquet program was the pret-entation of awards-$10 checks-to winners of the hog-litter production" contest. Seven young and enterprising hog growers were cited. Winners and their qualifying entries were as follows: Lawrence Miller, Irwin, who had the heaviest entry of the contest, a 616-pound litter of 12 pigs (Landrace) weighed at 56 days. Larry Cook, Liberal, sow litter of 12 pigs weighing 482 pounds at 56 days; Lloyd Pentecost, Liberal, sow litter, 11 pigs: at 545 pounds, v and gilt litter of\ eight pigs at 337 pounds. Willis, J. Heyenberk, Lamar raised a gilt litter of Chester-white ^pigs, nine of them, to an official 56-day weight of 463 pounds. Ralph Schallert, Purdy, won a $10 check with a gilt litter of nine pigs totaling 370% pounds at 56 days. Merle James, Lamar,' with a Yorkshire sow litter of eight pigs raised his pigs to a total 479 pounds .in the official time period. Guides for the tour, which was made' on chartered Crown Coach buses, were Leonard Brown, KFSB radio-, and Charles Smith, a member of the Civitan Club. Carterville Man And Wife Hurt In Car Accident NEVADA, Mo. - A Carterville man and w'fe were injured at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon on highway 82, one mile north of the junction of K near Roscoe, and are hospitalized at Nevada City hospital. According to state troopers a car driven by Mrs. Edna Ethel Hall, 60 years old, of 127 East Poplar street, Carterville was traveling south on the highway, when the car swerved to the right shoulder of the highway, then cut back^to the left side of the highway, overturned and went into a ditch. Mrs. Hall's husband, Joseph Ellis Hall, 65, a passenger in the car, was thrown from the vehicle, and the car rolled over on top of hin.. Mrs. Hall is suffering from shock, bruises and lacerations and was reported to be in satisfactory condition at the hospital. Hall. suffered a possible fractured left leg, a chest injury, a severe concussion, and was listed in bad condition at the hospital. FLOOD HALTS HUNTING i IN TWO FOWL AREAS I JEFFERSON CITY (AP)-Flood water from the Grand River, has jcnocked out duck hunting at the State's Fountain Grove Public ^hooting Area (near Sumner, f The same high water has also flooded at least 10 pits at the Swan I.ake goose hunting area nearby, he state Conservation Commis-ion reported today. Goose hunting 'ill continue in usable blindq and its, however.' The commission said it would be t least Sunday before duck hunt-rs can' shoot again at Fountain trove. ' . |f/5 AND HER GRACES f TO FLY TO NEW YORK | NEW YORK -Pan American World Airways said -Wednesday Prince Rainier and his Princess, tornier actress Grace Kelly, have booked passage on a transatlantic flight that arrives here Sunday from Rome, i.Their two children are not expected to accompany the couple. FLIGHT ENDS ABRUPTLY WITH TWO CHILDREN HURT-Two children were injured in this truck accident at 1:50 o'clock Wednesday morning on highway 96, one and one-half miles west of the junction of highways 96 and 66. The driver of the truck, Frank Powers, 49 years old, was fleeing police at the time the pickup truck overturned. Taken to McCune-Brooks hospital were Robert B. Powers, 11 years old, who suffered a fractured collarbone and lacerations, and Mary Frances Powers, 8, who was treated for minor injuries. Police intended to question Powers on allegations made by his wife, Katherine, 33, that he forced her into" prostitution to support himself and the children. When arrested by police, Powers was found to be-carrying $4,950 in cash in an envelope, the money he said came from the sale of a neon sign business in North Carolina. Federal agents have been called into the case to determine if while-slavery laws have been violated.-(Globe-News Herald photo by Moyne Norris of Carthage.) Federal Agents Investigate Case Involving Beating of Woman Here F. B. I. agents questioned Frank Powers, 49 years old Wednesday in connection with reports he forced his wife Katherine, 33, into erine, 33, into prostitution in an make dales with men, and then bring the money home to him. The incident came to light at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning when police were summoned to the Home Oil Company station at prostitution in an effort to raise Seventh street and St. Louis ave- support money for the couple and their two children. In a statement given to agents Wednesday by Powers, he denies (he allegation and claims his wife was always out running around, and he beat her because of it. Katherine Powers said her husband forced her to go out and nue where Mrs. Powers had gone to ask for aid. She told police her husbandHiad beaten her, and she ran from "he East Seventh Street motel, 1902 East Seventh street, where they were living to the service station following the beating. Mrs. Powers said she was beat- en because her husband learned she had charged a "date" only $10 when he had told her to get $20. Mrs. Powers made the date in a downtown bar..and then went to a room in the Connor hotel. When policy returned to the motel to que.. , i lowers, it was learned he had fled with the two children in a pick-up truck. The truck was later involved in an accident which hospitalized the two children. Mrs. Powers was taken to McCune Brooks hospital to visit (Continued'on Page 2A, Column 7) VOICES PLEA Missouri Federation, in Resolutions, Appeals for Lower Taxes, Spending Cut and Wider Trade. JEFFER*SON CITY (AP>- The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Wednesday adopted resolutions for the United Nations, against higher taxes, for reduced national spending and for increased foreign trade-even behind the Iron Curtain. Before closing its 44th annual convention, the farm group approved 48 resolutions. It even recommended that the mailing rates on so- called junk mail be increased enough to reduce the' bulk of such advertising. Aim at Hunter. It urged something be done in the way of laws to protect the farmer against the hunter and trespasser. One resolution urged permanent agricultural credit facilities, especially for young men going into farming and for operators of small farms. Another urged continued and increased agricultural research because "the costs of research are among the highest paying investments known to agriculture." The federation said "the most critical problem that faces American agriculture today is the effect produced by the cost - price squeeze." It recommended . continuation of (he soil bank program as a partial solution to the surplus problem. On Production Cut. "We recommend thai a goal of 60 million acres of producin farm land be taken out of production as soon as possible," the resolution said. In general the federation went on record in favor of the free enterprise system in agriculture and said it opposed production payment programs, or any other program that might tend to socialize agriculture. It favored no increase in taxes but if more revenue is uVner1tly needed by the state the federation recommended thai it be in the sales tax field. That position was made firm When a delegate tried to change the resolution to make the income tax the target for any increase on the state level. The amendment was rejected. Oppose Withholding. The federation opposed a withholding tax ori incomes by the state and recommended better collection procedures instead. It said more roads should be built, but taxes for (he purpose should not be increased, In the field of labor, a resolution recommending a "Right-to-work" law failed after it was of-ered from the floor. Another resolution favored laws requiring state or federal account- (Continued on Page 2A,,Column 6) GROWN UP PRINCESS - Seems only yesterday that this Swedish miss was a curly-headed child. Not any more. Princess Birgitta, now 21, sported a cocktail, cigarette and low-cut gown at a collegiate ball in Stockholm over the weekend. - (AP Wire-photo.) SPENDING PLANS WILL BE STUDIED Johnson Says Democratic Will Scrutinize Eisenhower Plans. Congress (I. s.- Republican Bills Paid Winning Democrats Are $700,000 in Red By D. HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON (AP)-The Democratic party is flush with victory, but in debt to the tune of more than $700,000. Republicans, down in the mouth over their Nov. 4 election drubbings, had all bills paid as of Nov. 1. At first glance this might indicate that it takes a great deal more money to finance a victorious campaign than a losing one. But the fact is that $600,000 of the Democrats' deficit is a hangover from the 1956 presidential campaign they lost. The rest is made up of bills incurred since then. One party official said Wednesday the national committee still owes sizable printing bills. What's going to be done about this big debt? For one thing, the Democrats may soon be looking for 700 of their better-heeled partisans to donate $1,000 each to erase the red ink marks. Kenneth, M. Birkhead, finance director of the Democratic National Committee, told a reporter the idea of a "700 Club" probably will be put up to the national committee for approval at iti Dec. 6 meeting. A nationwide committee then would be set up probably under the direction of Roger Stevens, New York businessman who is now chairman of the national committee's Executive F'nance C�m mittee. State leaders would be appointed to get in touch with the prospective $1,000 contributors. The emphasis probably would be made on (hose states where the party made its biggest gains in the recent election. Western Powers Relate Anti-Attack Proposals By TOM OCHILTREE GENEVA (AP)-The Western powers told the Soviet bloc for the first time Wednesday what they believe a system for prevention of surprise attacks should include. With Italy's Paolo Emilio Tavi-ani as spokesman, they listed mechanical means such as radar networks, reconnaissance flights by aircraft operating on an open skies' system, and international inspection teams to keep watch on such things as missile sites. Further, they invited the Soviets as a sign of the Soviet Union's continuing hostility to any arms control proposals involving foreign observation of Soviet territory. The West blamed this same hostility for the deadlock prevailing in another international con ference in Geneva-the three-power talks on nuclear test suspension problems. Following up an informal pro posal Tuesday, the United States and Britain proposed formally in that meeting Wednesday that the delegations talk simultaneously about banning the testing 6f atom- to submit a list of their-own andiic and hydrogen weapons and to study these technical matters | setting up a world control system with them in the 10-nation confer- \ to police such a ban. ence, here on prevention of surprise attacks. Bat the Soviets turned their backs 'on. the suggestion, Western sources interpreted this attitude Soviet Delegate Semyon Tsarap kin gave a negative response, He insisted that the same three powers, agree on ending tests before going on to control matters, Guilt of Caril Fugate Urged by Prosecution By ODELL HANSON LINCOLN, (AP) - Prosecutors Wednesday asked the jury to convict Caril Ann Fugate of first degree murder but made no recommendation on a penalty, "I'm perfectly satisfied to leave the question of the penalty up to you," County Atty. Elmer Scheele declared in winding up a day of final arguments at the trial of killer Charles Starkweather's sweetheart. "Even a 14 year old teen-ager must be made to realize that you can't go on an eight-day murder spree without being caught and ^without paying the price," he declared. Under Nebraska law conviction of first degree murder is punishable by life imprisonment or death in the electric chair. The jury prescribes the penalty. The defense charged the state is attempting to convict a child for murder on the testimony of a madman. The state of Nebraska Is willing to let the 15-year-old Caril "go to her death solely on the testimony of Charles Starkweather," declared John A. McArthur. Eleven have died already at Starkweather's hands, McArthur told jurors in a plea for acquittal. � "Is the fate of still another to rest on him?". ' The state contends Caril was a willing and helpful, companion to Starkweather and she aided and abetted him in the slaying of Robert Jensen, Bennett, Neb., schoolboy. Starkweather has been condemned to die for Jensen's killing. The condemned slayer was among prosecution witnesses: Sitting nearby at the counsel table, Caril wept softly as Scheele declared "this is no ordinary girl we're dealing with." He said Caril passed up countless opportunities to escape from Starkweather ph their murder tour last January and only when she "thought the jig was up and Stark-weather never would ' be taken alive did she run and give herself up." Judge Harry Spencer said the jurors will be given the case tomorrow. McArthur emphasized that Canl's age at the time of the slay By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen, Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex) promised Wednesday that the heavily Democratic new Congress will give careful study to President Eisenhower's spending proposals. Rep. Joseph W. Martin Jr. (R-M.ass) predicted Eisenhower will veto any bills which Congress sends him and which he thinks entail excessive spending. Johnson is Democratic leader in the Senate. Martin is Republican leader in' the House. Both spoke with reporters after tal! &e in striking a rebel strongholds. Heavy damage was reported to the offices and lo warehouses containing $500,000 worth of machinery. There was no casualties among American personnel. Wife of British Attache Killed On Israel Border JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector (AP)-Mrs. Joyce Mary Doran, wife of Britain^ air attache in Israel, was found shot dead 800 yards from the Syrian border Wednesday. - Israel charged she was the victim of a "brutal and cojd-blooded murder" by armed Syrians who slipped across the River Jordan, which marks the frontier in that area. Wing Cmdr. Kenneth Christopher Doran, the attache, was with the Israeli search party which found the body of the 47-year-old woman, hidden in the reeds near the Jordan's entrance to the Sea of Galilee. U.N. observers launched an investigation. Mrs. Doran disappeared,Monday morning after setting out on a stroll from a rest home where she was vacationing on the Mt. of Beatitudes-about 2'i miles from the north shore of the Sea of Gaiilee. An Israeli Foreign Ministry said she died on the same day, hit by three bullets fired from a submachine gun at close range. Three empty cartridge cases with Syrian markings were reported found at the site of the killing. CLEAR SKIES, WARMER TEMPERATURE FORECAST Mostly fair skies and warmer temperatures are forecast for Joplin and the area through tonight. The high today is expected to be in the 60s and the low tonight in the 40s. Under sunny skies Wednesday, the mercury in Joplin climbed to a high of 62 degrees, both downtown and at the airport. Overnight lows were 37 degrees at the CAA weather station and 40 degrees downtown. Hourly temperatures: la. in. ....... 4 w 1 p. m. ... 2 a. m. ....... 4li 2 p. m. ... 3 a. m. ....... 4i! 3 p. m. ... 4 a. m. ....... 411 4 p. nil. ... 5. a. ra........ 411 5 p, no. ... � a, m........411 8 p. m. ... 7 a, m. ....... 40i T p, m. ... 8 a. m. ....... 431 S p. nv ... � a. m........ 481 � p. m. ... 10 a. m. ....... stno p. m, ... 11 a. m. ....... 551 Up. m. ... Noon: .......... oSIMIdnUcht .....S3 � Thursday. ] a. m. ....... 31| 2 a. ra, .......51 Katlmated. Airport Wmth�r Data. CAA weather dmrvaUoui at Joplin. municipal airport at 9:30 o'clock last nlsht: , Temparatur*. 51 dogr���. . Wind direction, south. Wind, velocity, 8 milts. VUlbUity. 15 mile*. Barometric pressure, 39.135, ittady, than rtniru. ' Kuow-Ur-laj. Aleut.C Bvweua-(.%**) 81 62 62 . 62 59 5� 36 54 03 S3 31 6948 7333
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