Rocky Mount Evening Telegram, December 6, 1957

Rocky Mount Evening Telegram

December 06, 1957

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Rocky Mount Evening Telegram (Newspaper) - December 6, 1957, Rocky Mount, North Carolina TELEGRAM PHONES DM Circulation Dial 05163 68I83 DU1 6M64 Adrerllflni Dint CUsiltled DUI 1B460 Sportl Department FORTYSEVENTH YEAR IB PAGES THE EVENING TELEGRAM WEATHER Considerable cloudiness and mHd tonight and TWO sections ROCKY FRIDAY DECEMBER 1957 6c WEEKLY Rocket Fails To Get Off Ground As f First Launching Effort Fizzles BACK TO is removed from Los Angeles County tail for extradition to Morth Carolina by Raymond Goodman of Richmond Wetzel wiUface charges of killing two highway United Press Telepnoto Resolution Is Approved Increase In Telephone Rates Opposed By Local Aldermen fA k BY BOB WILSON Telegram Staff Writer citv of Rocky Mount today stands officially in opposition to the telephone rate increase which has been put in effect by Caro lina Telephone and Telegraph Com In a surprise movo made by the Board of Aldermen at their regular meeting here last a resolution voicing opposition to the increase was unanimously pas sed by the citys governing Introduced by Alderman Lyman the meausre called for a letter to be sent to the State v Utilities Commission in Raleigh explaining to the rate and ing formal permission to intervene at the scheduled hearing set tor December 17 in While taking its stern stanc against the telephone companys action the Board did not look with favor upon Rocky Mount joininc the current organized group o Eastern North Carolina cities in the antirateincrease We are in opposition to the proposed rate hike just as the nany other affected cities and owns in this but we dont feel we can go along wilh their ilan of raising money to hire a rivate lawyer to plead their cause at the Hoggard Commenting on this he Rocky Mount is a member of the League of We pay dues to the and we feel it should be its responsibility and not the individual to finance any organized At in Clinton last 30 ern North Carolina cities voted to finance an organized f 4 g h t against the rate increase by asses sing the individual governmental bodies concerned a maximum of 20 cents per Plans were made at this session to hire an probably former Assis tant Attorney General Sam Beh to represent the group at See PHONE Page 2A Wetzel Heads Toward RALEIGH WVFrank Edward charged with murder ing two North Carolina highway was on his way to Ra leigh today in the custody of three officers who claimed him in Los Angeles last clean shaven and neatly let hands acted JSpectal beUT and led aboard a train about f Literary Awards Given RALEIGH ar Heel lit erature award for Taffy of Tor and historical re search were presented today at a meeting of the North Carolina Lit erary and Historical Winners of the awards were Nell Wise Wechter of the American of University Women Juvenile Lit eralure award for affy of Tar pedo Dorothy Edwards Summe row of the Roanoke Chowan poetry award for Ten Angels Richard Griffin of and Diffce Standard of Chapel the Connor award for The Cotton Textile In dustry in antebellum North Caro The award is given for the best article on a Tar Heel subject published during dhe past year the North Carolina Historical Re1 i Other honors for the years best in fiction and plus a new award for corporate citizen were to be presented The literary association carried on the series of meetings during Culture the annual gath ering of cultural Last the Charles Can non awards were given at a meet ing of the North Carolina Society for The Preservation of Antiqui The awards recognize work in historical research and restora They went to Miss Lucv Simms and Clar ence all of Raleigh Grayson Harding ot William Powell of Chapel Hill and Elizabeth Reynolds of Winston Sal The awards are given by honorary president of the honor of her Ernest Ives of Southern sister of Adlai was elected president of the so ciety to succeed James Sten house of In addition to the literary asso meetings were held today by the North Carolina Folklore GEORGIA and rescue workers carry one of 12 bodies out of wrecked building in Villa A gas explosion killed at least 12 and injured wrecKea ouiiaing in Yiua gas explosion miiea or anu mjureu about 20 Half a block was leveled by the blast Uuited Press Tele photo Tragedy Hits Small Town 12 Are Killed New Guinea Dispute Church Group Calls For WorldWide Arms Ban By GEORGE CORNELL Religion Writer national Christian gathering neared its close today after calling for a harder push to achieve worldwide disarmament in the new age of nuclear weapons and sat We believe that the accele rating arms race which now grips our world may lead directly to a war which will destroy civiliza declared the General As sembly of the National Council of Efforts must be redoubled to realize the final goal of worldwide denominations in the framework of the United The church represent ing most major Protestant am Orthodox denominations in the also urged the nation to Jfededicate itself to eternal prin Hiples of compassion and justice believe our nation must re not defensively but in con structive policies and program to demonstrate the of ou society in political pro and the executive commit North Syjv VILLA WVGrim faqed men resumed the search for additional bodies today in the blackened wreckage left by a ter rHi0 gas explosion and fire in this northwest Georgia town of Half a block was leveled by the blast Twelve persons were known to have been killed and about 20 The town was without gas serv and were warned not to turn on The tragedy was the whole There was a boy who broKe a went to the Netherlands Face Indonesia Threat Indonesia UP The Indonesian government today spedAip its campaign to get West New Guinea away from the Neth erlands by threatening to drive out Dutch citizens and The Jakarta government told the Dutch diplomatic mission it expects evacuation of all Dutch those whose spe of the cedures and human assembly the It set forth specific recommen dations on a host of issues but he general tone of the pronounce ments was set against a back ground of timeless faith now shad wed by prodigious new forces un eashed by Men and nations are reacting in tear and fru stration and apathy and the statement It added that amid such still sees life steadily and whole and responds neither with complacency nor pan but with confidence and ap propriate God continues to rule over his with judgment and with In other special resolutions and the assembly Called for more help to refu Urged increased world Termed a menace to our lib erties recent attempts of some lo cal and state governments to suppress certain voluntary associations by forcing them to name blow dealt to some chapters of the National f The party planned to travel by Southern Pacific train to New Or using two drawing rooms from there to Atlanta over the Louisville and ami from Atlanta to Raleigh via Seaboard Air They are to arrive here at Wetzel did not contest extradi tion proceedings He is charged with two murders in the deaths of Patrol Wister Lee and both shot the night of After his arrival nere he is to be taken to Rockingham for arraign ment in county court at 10 then to be returned to State Prison here to await His custodians are Sheriff Goodman of Rockingham of the Highway and Dexter fugitive officer of the Prisons iiwoy fjoofevyt Gilbert Stephenson of Pen president of the literary presided at the morn ing Phillips Russell of Chapel Hill gave a review of North Carolina fiction of the past Winston Broadfoot of Hillsboro See AWARDS Page 2A Dally Alamanac Sunrise am Sunset Pm Full Moon Saturday PROMINENT STAR near the VISIBLE PLANETS sets rises rises No Casualties Are Reported At Test Area At Least Month Before Another Test Possible CAPE The rocket for Americas first satellite launching attempt failed at There was a big flash of smoka and nothing left the Ap parently it blew There was a tremendous blast of flame and then smoke shot No missile was seen to take Observers from the beach wera puzzled and dismayed at tha The launching attempt took place before noon in bright sun with only thinfy flecked clouds in the In Washington the Defense De partment said the launching hide exploded on its The department said there were no Operation Vanguard headquar ters at the Naval Research Lab oratory in Washington added that all personnel are The announcement came out at the Pentagon and at Vanguard headquarters at just two minutes after the launching effort in which the great three stage rocket Defense Department sources es timated it would be about 30days before another launching attempt could be I The one big belch of smoke that ial skills needs to shot up skyward cleared away crin immnrlintnlv within turn nr ttiraa tegin Information Minister Sudibjo said in an announcement that Dutch nationals in key J9bs must keep working or face imprison ment as violators oC war ad within two or three From the beach it could not be determined whether the launch ing stand or adjacent missiles had been siege One source said bodiesoMier were brought in wh visited a dime store to buyChnSt mas ornaments and were carried out later on The explosion demolished a dress 10cent jewelry and florist shop and a secondfloor dentists It was attributed by Police Chief Gl Black to gas line in the basement of the drug Oscar superintendent of the municipallyowned gas sys wasworking on the line at the time and was Also killed were Dyer and his who were working Slaying son with Ray a clerk in See BLAST Page 2A the See 2A Girard And Wife Sails For Home Japan MVGI Wil liam accompanied by his Japanese sailed today for home and an Army The 22yearold Illin9is private and Haru Candy Girard were the last of 977 military passengers to board the transport The troopship is due in San Francisco about The couple made no farewell appearance at the rail for the host of newsmen and photographers on the dock An Army press officer explained Hes probably inthe hold al This is a Navy operation and they arent giving any VIP treatment to any From now on Girard is just like any body After there are a lot of other privates on that alot of good soldiers who didnt do and if Girard gets spe cal why theyd throw See GIRARD Page 2A Burlington Boy Admits He Shot His Mother WIA slen 13yearold boy who told offi cers he shot his mother so he could get the family car and go visit his father in was held today on a murder The Cochrane was arrested last night near Rox boro on Highway where he said he was trying to hitch a ride He had been sought more than 24 hours since the shotgun slaying Wednesday of Clar ence about They treated me all the lad said of his motherand step But in a statement to of ficers he told of lying in wait with the shotgun to shoot his mother and take the which he had never His parents were Po lice said the boy did not know beforehand that his a resi dent of was in a Young Cochrane related to Ala mance Sheriff Joe Cole that he slept under the house with the gun and some food Tuesday When his mother discovered him here the next he she ran in the house and he screen door and I shot through he Then she went through the louse to the phone and got the phone off the hook and that is yhere she The who said he 14 years old in added that after the he took a bayonet and some knives except skilled techni slated to About two thirds of those marked for evacu ation are Eilrasians who were botii Indonesia and lived i of Dutch heir embassy in Jakarta today in an effort to find out their Rumors flashed through the In donesian The Netherlands government showed no signs of bowing to the ndonesian It asked the international Red Cross and the international Refugee Organiza hopedfor dawn launching failed to materialize after a seriea some of holds interrupted the count UtffcbU 114V down process which precedes any ocket or missile The longest of these holds lastefl from 3 the courit assuminOrafa then on was tion to help in Sources in1 The Hague said See INDONESIA Page 2A to 80 When 4 and 50 Senate Rackets Group Probes Union Violence crowd of Camp Lejeune Marines kicked and a 23year old civilian before his wifes an guished gaze at a roadhouse state witnesses testified at murder trial of three young Marines The including the slain mans testified in New Hanover Superior Court as state made its case against Paul of William of andWilbur of The state was to continue pre senting witnesses The three defendants are charged with sec ond degree murder or manslaught er in the shooting death of Charles Sullivan on Seven other Marines have been indicted and await Shirley Hinson Sullivan 21yearold cried as she related that the brawl began when Faust accosted her as Sullivan was taking her to an outside res room of the After her husband exchanged words in labor disputes in Fuast he struck the the Teamsters and Bar and a crowd of Marines Jbers pressed them toward their Chairman McClellan The final two hours before S launching are the most critical and frequently develop the most unexpected The weather looked Scattered clouds started clearing after daybreak and the outlook was that wind would be The reasons for the delays wera See SATELLITE Page 2A By MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON UB From a woman Senate rackets probers sought clues today to thoseresponsible for extensive laborvjplcnce in Tennessee and nearby the special investigating committee said it first may check on the vigor withwhich Tennes see law enforcing agencies have sought to solve 173 cases of shoot bombings and other acts of footlocker his the The widow said her husband got launched the inquiry with a rifle from their car and tried j charge that Teamsters and Bar to hold off the but that bcrs unions have used goon Faust took the weapon She squads to try to enforce their saiii She heard shots fired and and that in certain instances saw the gun DeinS pointed at her although he ton the Carl8ri Powo0 aw enforcing officials failed to investigate the incidents Robert committee announced he was calling Lola Jeanette a f tu rner bookkeeper for Local 621 ot the Teamsters Union in as a cooperative He said he expected to hear from some firsthand mation and knowledge as to some of the violence that was com mitted and on which we have had Paul former dent of the Motor Nashville and now vice president of the Thurston Motor Lines testified that between and while he was president of 38 acts of See PROBE Page 2A iivi The car was found abandoned Wednesday at Cluster Va just across the Young Cochrane told Sheriff Cole he spent that night in a barn some He was picked up by Per son County Sheriff whose men had followed the trail with f Teamsters Union Faces Day Of Reckoning 15 SHOPPING Jane daughter of and Ed 1110 Hargrove fondles a big kitty which she hopes Santa will bring her for By NORMAN WALKER ATLANTIC WVThe day of reckoning came today to the giant eamsters Uuion after yearlong corruption AFLCIO convention was set to expel the truckers largest AFLCIO affiliate with IV million of the federations 15 mil lion Final ouster could set off a bit tor labor But the Teamsters claimed they svould touch off no reprisals in delivering materials to plants and stores managed by AFLCIO and the fed eration denied any to establish a rival truck Tho expulsion of the Teamsters climaxes testimony before the Senate Rackets Committee link ing high Teamsters bosses to mis use of vast sums of union James the unions refused to the last to step main condition fixed by AFLCIO leaders as the price for avoiding Teamsters ex Four other the Distillery and ed Textile workers unionsfaced similar expulsion action at next weeks sessions of the AFLCIO also on charges based on disclosures before congression al committees The Distillery Workers were Riven a chance last night for cer tain officers to they de and as a result face sus pension and Expulsion action against the TaftHartley law which he said Eisenhower will propose to Con gress in dealt both with the labor corruption is sues and with other appropriate and timely changes in the na tions labor The administration legislative proposals called for strict disclo accounting for union election of H Teamsters caused private misgiv ings among leaders of other AFL CIO The building trades have said possibly in a resolution opposing Teamsters punishment that tlie same IhinK might occur to other unions whose leaders were accused ot But AFLCIO President George Mcany pushed the Teamsters ex pulsion as a example for organ labor and the country that corruption would be dealt wilh Meanys stand was publicly ap plauded by President Eisenhower in a message to the AFLCIO con vention delivered by Secretary of Labor sure and funds and union officers at least every foui years by secret members ballot and a ban on unior and management representatives passing money to each Mitchell pledged President hi scnhower as being opposed to en actmenl of any national rightto work opposed by unions applying the antitrust laws to la bor or lightening political spending buns agains But he went on to say me ad ministration will propose lha Congress ban curtain forms o picketing and broaden secondar boycott prohibitons of the prescn Mitchell wont on to program of amendments I the AFL CIO leaders general praised toe administration propos although posing some also beat the ci ee MARINES Page 2A 25 Schools Used In Shifts RALEIGH uwBecause of heavy 25 schools in North arolina are having to operate wo shifts This was shown yesterday m a eport to the State Board of Edu ation on a survey of ersonnel and A total of students are in classrooms in the 2f doubleshift 23 of whjcl re located in city administrative The report showed that abotil 0 per cent of the chil dren enrolled in public schools it ho state during the first montr of this school year were housed n facilities that are inadequate The enrollment for the firs nonth showed an increase of JltO over last The report pointed out that a hough instructional room are scheduled to be complete during the present school yeai lliero will still be an immediat need for more The need for new facilities it was bt cause of increasing enrollmen and the necessity for replacing ob solete The report noted that st are attending school in ten library quarters not owned by tl board of education locate away from the TRUCK DRIVER a truck driver from bares his arm while testi fying before the Senate Labor Rackets to show scars left after his arm was hit at the elbow with a shotgun blast on a North Carolina highway in He told investigators at the hearing that he now carries a gun when driving his The committee is looking into labor violence centered in Tennessee and spreading to other United Press Telephoto ;