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Portsmouth Times (Newspaper) - September 30, 1959, Portsmouth, Ohio Weather Ohio Valley: Clearing and cooler tonlRht; law 33-57. Thursday partly cloudy and cool; high 65-69. Of'lcial observer's temperature re- port: Today 11 87, today's mini- mum 65, yesterday's maximum 37. Year Maximum 71, minimum 37. VOLUME 108, No. 165 Home Edition Covering Southern Ohio 'And Northern Kentucky For 107 If ears 'A Dependable Portsmouth Institution PHONE: ELmwood 3-3101 PORTSMOUTH, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1959 Hints Deadline Steel Pact Move By NORMAN WALKER The President met first with WASHINGTON leading steel company executives Eisenhower today se" an apparent I headed by Roger M. Blough, U. S. deadline of Oct. 8 for progress to-1 Steel Corp. chairman, then with ward settlement in the steel j union loaders beaded by David J. strike. Antagonists promptly ar- ranged to resume talks this after noon. The agreement to get back It the bargaining table came within McDonald, president of the United Steclworkers. He called on them to renew ne- gotiations looking toward a vol- untary settlement of the 78-day- I minutes" after' the close of sepa-1 old strike that would be fair and Irate sessions with industry and to everyone concerned, m- jion leaders in which Eisenhower! eluding the public, figuratively knocked heads to- "I sincerely the Presi- gether said in a statement aftcr- TRAGEDY. Crushed wreckage of school bus tells the mute story of a crash of a Texas school bus and a salt truck which took the lives of six students and two teachers and injured at least 22 others. The bus and truck collided at an intersection on the outskirts of Cooper, Tex. Some of the children wore hurled to the highway by the impact. (UP1 Tclephoto.) Grade Plods Slower Path Of Destruction! Winds Diminish, But Rains Pose Flooding Threat (Photo on Page 8) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AF Tropical storm Gracie, no longer a hurricane, plodded slowly across western North Carolina to- day. While her winds had dim- 'It Was Horrible' On School Bus Killed In Collision ing COOPER, Tex. (AP) A bus filled with school children and teachers en route to a junior high j ''school football game collided! headon Tuesday night with a huge tank truck. The violent crash killed eight students and two injured 22 others, including 21 children. The. bus from Mt. Tex., and the dicsel truck collided at a highway intersection on the east- ern edge of this cast Texas town. There was no fire. The impact A u LWJrw L.HV hurled some children to the high- j hospitals at paris and Sul- wav. demolished the bus and j phur SpringS] Anxious parents -and way, demolished smashed the truck's cab. "The bus made a signal to turn left and then for some reason swerved. I just couldn't miss him. can 101 uiuwu .._. said J. M. War-j400 voluntcers. rington, 39, of Grand Salme, Tex., A SCCDnd bus carrying the Mt. the truck driver. inished to gusty squalls with a top of 50 miles an hour, her heavy rains threatened dangerous flood- She left 'behind a trail of dam- age running into the millions of dollars and 10 deaths possibly at- tributable to her winds and rain. At 8 a.m.. the storm center was situated near Hickory, N.C., some 50 miles northwest of Char- lotte." Her path was northward at about 12 miles an hour, but she appeared turning more northeast- ward and was expected to pick up forward speed as she moves across Virginia this afternoon and on tQ Faris (Tex early tonight. Flash Floods Expected Grade's heavy rain was Giants Meet cd to cause flash flooding in west--------------_------------------------------- crn North Carolina, central and western Virginia, the eastern por- tion of West Virginia, western Maryland and central and east- ern Pennsylvania. The storm now packs winds of about 40 m.p.h., with gusts to about 50 m.p.h. in some squalls. Graci.? ground ashore near here Tuesday morning with MO-mile-an hour winds, torrents of rain and tides. Tex., where he had delivered a load of salt. Killed in the crash were Jack 45, principal of the Mt. Junior High School snd driver of the bus; his son, Billy Max, 12; Mclba Mccks, a teacher; Kenneth Hightowcr, 12, and Rex Weatherford, 12. Three other stu- dents, Zach Taylor, Audrey Sue Turner, 13; and Waukita Rainey, a sixth-grader, died from their in- juries. Ambulances took the injured to relatives crowded hospital rooms and halls as they sought their children. 'At. Paris an emergency for blood donors brought out Vernon Junior High School, foot- ernon unor Warrington was injured and Squad arrived a few minutes t-'-n-le- (Tov hnsnital. He I __ en to a i-aris nex.i was en route home trom Pryor.l (Turn to TRAGEDY. Page >s Khrushchev Lecturer Mao On Cold War End TOKYO (AP) Nikita Khrush- between all nations leader She brought rain, raging winds and hign water J.11 along the coast from Savannah, Ga., to Myrtle Beach, iind swept inland to slash lowland communities along a path 100 miles wide. Three died in South Carolina in traffic accidents attributable the storm. Couple Carried Off chey lectured Mao Tze-tung pub licly today on the need for ending the cold war and then met with the Red Chinese leader in a closed to of the Communist world told Mao and Red satellite chief-tains ward, "that an agreement can be initiated before my return to Washington next week." He is due back Oct. S from a trip to Palm Springs, Calif., to seek relief from a lingering cold. James C. Hagcrty, the Presi dent's press secretary, was asked whether this pinned an Oct. 8 deadline on invoking the Taft- Hartley law to stop the strike for 80 days by court injunction. Hagerty said no ac- tion whatsoever was discussed by i the President. i The press secretary was asked whether Eisenhower hoped for (progress in negotiations by Oct. 8 jor a completed agreement by then. Hagerty replied that he thinks i Eisenhower's hope that "an agrec- iment can be initiated" by Oct. 8 was a fairly broad expression. Both Blough and McDonald ex- pressed hor.c the renewed talks would lead "to an agreement. Mc- Donald said one could be reached A Falling Star' 34 Perish As Airliner Asked For Explodes During Flight WACO, Tex. big Hous- j planation for tile ton-to-New York airliner exploded in the air Tuesday night, streaked across the sky like a comet, and crashed. Thirty-four persons died as it struck on a central Texas farm. The ship was a 75-passenger Braniff Airways turboprop Elec- tra. It carried 28 passengers .and a crew of six. It had scheduled stops at Dallas and Washington. There was no immediate ex- U.S. Officials To Consider Soviet Trade Large Increase In Exchange Out Of Question By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. of- ficials are considering a series oi possible measures to improve trade relations between the Soviet Union and the United States in the wake of the Eisenhower-Khrush- chev talks. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrush- chev said last week trade improve- ment could be considered one test of .U.S. good will in promoting world peace. Nevertheless, officials believe that any large increase in the ex- change of goods between the two countries is out of the question. The reason given boils down to this: the United Stales does not need large volume'of raw mater-JHenson and Joyce Streets, both of ials such'as chrome and mangan- Columbus. Benson suffered severe ese which the -U.S.S.R. would be tody injuries and lost his left about p. m. F..... when east of JaciTMiiler of" Braniff at Hous-1 Waco, Chambers said. He de- ton said the plane arrived in scribed the report as a routine Houston 22 minutes late and thus was 22 minutes late in leaving the terminal. It became airborne sev- en minutes later at p. m. Final Report Routine Bruce Chambers of the Federa Aviation Agency's control office in Fort Worth, said the ship was fly- ing on an instrument plan at 000 feet. It made its last report Scioto Port CAB Examiner Sets Proposals For Broad Air Service filing on the plane's speed and al-1 pr0posed extensions of air routes titude. for Lake Central Airlines and the The pilot gave no indication colmty Airport today were trouble at the time, he added. _ I givcn lhe green light by an ex- Broken clouds hovered over this j amjncr Oj the Civil Aeronautics There was thunder-1 Board in Washington, the northwest, but none in the im- mediate vicinity, the Weather rcau said. Soldier, Girl Critically Hurt Pop-Bottle Bomb Blasts Climax To Lovers' Spat activity about 75 miles' to Examiner Barren Fredericks gave Lake Central and North Cen- tral Airlines preference over Mo- hawk, Ozark and other airlines that The airliner crashed on we had applied to supply service. R. E. White farm, five miles Jf nQ cxccptions are filed, the southeast of Buffalo, a town on xaminer..s decision wffl become 1.200 population. Buflalo is fa 20 days and would result in miles southeast of Waco. an expandcd of flights for Couple Sees Blast county port. "It looked like it exploded as it: The expanded service has been came over our house, 'way up ini pushed by 'the Portsmouth Area the said Mrs. Billy Webb, chamber of Commerce Aviation 30. She and her husband watched! Commitee, chairmanned by B. Le- COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A homemade pop bottle bomb, fljf fashioned by a 17-year-old soldier, exploded Tuesday and critically injured the youth and his 16-yeeir- old girl friend. The blast appar- ently climaxed a quarrel. from their'home five northjRoy Comptcn. Earl Allison, Franklin County ot where the wreckage hit. Members of U prosecutor, quoted the girl as say-] "The whole sky lit up. It kept ing she left the house and went ion going, and it looked like a fall- out to the car to get her school books'. She said Henson fol- lowed her and apparently brought itly cumaxea a quaiid. Investigators said it looked like I the bomb with ham. It went off planned homicjdc suicide. The outside the car as Miss Streets d inside. youth said it was an accident. Hospitalized -here are (Turn to CRASH, Page S) able to sell, because it gets them from .other sources. Nor will this country grant huge credits to Mos- cow to finance what it 'wants to buy here. The Soviet Union is more inter- ested in buying, whole factories thpn it is in purchasing consumer goods or even materals of im- mediate strategic importance. It wants factories, which could be put into production of primar- ily consumer goods the Soviet the Peiping regime's 10th anni- "w-IkUlW-JL session. The talks were described j vcrsary celebrations. as cordial and friendly. 'We must make all efforts to S I.UI UIUi j t i t_ The Soviet Premier bounced into create conditions for estabnsh- Peiping from his historic confer- of world Khrush- cnccs with President Eisenhower with a declaration that "every- thing must be done to clear She atmosphere and create conditions for international friendship." His pronouncement appeared an obvious warning against any Asian rocking of the boat. The two giants of world commu- nism were closeted with their top- ranking lieutenants. At Miami Beach, Fla., a 15-foot wave rolling in from Gracie's wake swept over a jetty Tuesday night and carried a married cou- ple into the water. The of Elizabeth Rutherford was found by a fishing boat crew but rough seas halted a search for the body of her husband. Jack. Police said Rutherford was presumed dead. Georgia reported one storm-con- nected death. Alex Sheffield, 26 was killed when he stepped on a live-wire that had been blown down by strong winds Tuesday j afternoon at Statesboro, about 50 jn Younff Woman S Death miles northwest of Savannah. ------2----------------------------------- AH over the Carolinas in border Georgia areas, balmy In- dian summer dissolved into heavy rain and cool, .strong winds. Sev- eral inches of vain fell, threaten- ing floods on some rivers. The weather bureau's 2 a.m. ad- visory placed Gracie near Char Radio Peiping told of the meet- ing, held presumably to give Mao a quick fill-in on Khrushchev's talks with Eisenhower. It described the meeting as held "in a friendly manner." "We must do everything in order to ease the situation and to create conditions for friendliness Murder Aboard Ship Charged To Crewman BOSTON (AP) A Municipal from Boston the night of Sept. 18. Court warrant today accused the1, -Tiernan told newsmen j-i.ii-itrt-irtT-iinfT in lilQ iri.C'Cl aelLtlLtUt; a---- gathered in the Chinese capital for i Union. It is particularly anxious to build up its chemical and plas- tics industries. It wants long-term credits to pay for them. U.S. officials are thinking in much more limited terms. Among developments under con- sideration is removal cf embar- goes, on crab meat and a variety of furs which the Soviet Union has to sell. There is also some talk among officials of narrowing the list of items which are prohibited 'for shipment to the Soviet Union. 2 Arrested In Bank Robbery Suspects Found In Florida, Texas STEUBENVILLE, Ohio The FBI has arrested two men sought in the robbery more than a month ago of the Com- munity Savings Bank in nearby chev added. Delivered against the back- ground of Peiping's crushing of the. Tibet rebellion, its border dis- pute with India and the Red re- volt in Laos', the planeside talk sounded like a pointed suggestion to Mao to keep the pence in Asia. Khrushchev's big TU114 turbo- prop airliner landed in Peiping less than 48 hours after Ms re- turn from Washington. He said he had literally "transferred from to airplane." Peiping radio said the Soviet premier got a rousing welcome from Communist China's top of- ficials, bands, a guard of honor "rflirn to MEETING, Page 8) hand. The girl's left arm was shat tered and her face and body were :iurt. Sheriff's officers said the blast followed a "lovers' spat" during which Henson told the girl "if things don't work out I'm going -o blow us both up." According to Sheriff's Sgt. Clyde Mann, Henson had picked up the Streets girl at her school and driven her to his home where they visited a while. Henson said he asked the girl to go out with him but she refused. -reached inside. The bomb was fashioned from a soda pop bottle, powder from about fifty .30-caliber rifle csrt-j ridges and an Army fuse lighter. Safe Looted; Members of the committee par- ticipated in a .CAB rearing here- and traveled to Washington for further hearings in recent months. I Mr. F r e d e ricks recommended .JLake Central be granted a route between Grand Rapids, Mich., and 1 Columbus, Ohio, with stops at Jack- Ison, Midi., Toledo and Mansfield, ioiiio. Among proposed routes which would directly affect the local air- port was a recommendation by CAB examiner for flights be- IIJU t, Deputies who searched i pjKETONT Ohio Bold thieves j twecn eillcinnaU and Baltimore via car found lengths of string and burglarized the Pikelon branch of parts of fuse lighters tied to both WKV. rear doors, indicating the youth earlier had booby-trapped his car. While Henson said the contrap- tion in his hand went off acci- tlie First National Bank of Wav- erly early today, stealing approxi- mately in cash. The thieves apparently entered the bank by prying open a- front dentally, investigators said The burglary was discovered would have taken "some to pull a cotter pin that ignited the fuse. Henson was home on a one- week leave from Ft. Knox, Ky., pending transfer to Ft. Bragg, N.C., authorities said. Parade Draws Crowds Stage Set For Kickoff Of <j Community Chest Drive Fortified with determination and armed with the keys to success, Scioto County Community Chest opens its 1959 fund campaign Thursday night. The concentrated two-week quest for a goal is to be launched with' a dinner- meeting at in Second Presbyterian Church, Eighth and Waller Sts. The stage for a spirited -cam- paign was set Tuesday night with 'the Chest's annual parade in down- town Portsmouth. Many persons turned out to see the colorful procession that put Community Chest on parade and heralded Thursday night's open- ing of its 1959 fund campaign ven- Yorkville. One man was captured I ture. n, -r, A dozen high school bands pro- in Miami, Fla., the other ,n music d with mont, Tex.. lotte. N.C., and said she likely warrant today accused the would move across North Carolina radj0 qperator of the Dutch steam- into Virginia at about 12 miles an ship utrecht of murder in 1he hour. Meanwhile, another hurricane, ship death whose of Lynn battered Kauffman, 23, body washed ashore on a Boston harbor island 10 days ago. Named as the killer of the Chi- cago divorcee was Willem Marie Louis Van Rie of the Netherlands. The warrant was issued' by Chief Hannah, was being tracked out in the Atlantic. She was located Tuesday night about statute miles east of Palm Beach, Fla., with peak winds of 100 miles an hour. A Miami weather forecaster said she, too, likely .will hit The warrant was issueu uy mainland a few days from now., Justice Elijah Adlow on request of Lt. John Donovan of the homicide squad. Donovan acted' on order of Dep- uty Supt. Francis M. Tiernan who received word from Capt. Joseph B. Fallen, iomicide chief who is in New York questioning Van Rie and other crew members. The deputy said" Fallen told him the man admitted a love affair with the young woman during a 41-day passage from the Far.East. Tiernan said Fallon told him Hurricane Hannah On Slower Path To Coast MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Carrying 100-mile winds, nan today Hurricane Han. 'slowed its advance along a path weathermen say may send it crashing into the main- heels of Hurricane .land on the Gracie. The storm- moved almost due west at 12 miles an hour, ship re- -----r llCrTlcin ocvlU -t diK-ru ports said. The latest, fix placed ..therc, a' discussion of prcg- (Turn to STORMS, 'nancy" before the ship sailed under questioning in Brooklyn, admitted being in the young wom- an's cabin. Tiernan quoted him as saying "she got excited and came at me and I slugged her." Dr. Michael Luongo, medical examiner, said the woman's death was '-'by violence." Her battered :body, clad only in shorts and loafers, was -found on the shore of Spectacle Island four hours after the ship sailed from its Boston wharf. The victim was'the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kauffman Jr., Chicago. Her father is presi- dent of S. Obermayer Co., Clu- cago boiler equipment firm. She had returned the Orient aboard the Utrecht, which she boarded at Singapore, with Mrs. Stanley Spector and three Spector children. The Kauffman woman had been -in the Far East as an assistant to Mrs. Specter's husband, professor of Oriental re- search at Washington University. Daniel 28. was taken into custody at his Miami home Tuesday night. The FBI said a search of the house uncovered a wall panel that held a suitcase containing a .45 pistol and about Charles Forest Waugaman, 26, of Pittsburgh; was arrested earlier Tuesday in a Beaumont motel. Agents-said an estimated in water-soaked money, had 'been re- covered. Both men have been charged -federal law with rob- .bery. The FBI said the two were on parole from the Western State several other marching units and a sizeable number of Red Feather floats adding color to the proces- on. One of the parade's most out- standing attractions was 'a cen- (Turn to SUSPECTS, Page 8) Inside The Times Page Comics 3! Death Notices 25 Editorial Page 10 Markets 25 Round About Portsmouth 21 Social News 12 Sports 22-24 Television and Radio 11 Theaters 26 Portsmouth, Parkersburg, West Va.-Marietta, Ohio, Clarksburg Fairmont and Elkins. W. Va. Also recommended were more flights between Portsmouth and Columbus. The examiner also proposed these routes for Lake Central: 1. Between Detroit and Pitts- burgh, via Toledo. Sandusky, Cleveland, Akron Canton and Youngstown. 2. Between Columbus and Balti- more via Zanesville. Ohio, Wheel- ing and Morgantown, W. Va., and Washing-ton, D. C. 3; Between Bloomington and Co- lumbus, Ind., and Cincinnati. 4. Between Columbus, Ohio and Akron-Canton. 5. Between Lima, Findlay and Toledo, Ohio, and Detroit. 6. Between Columbus and Cleve- land, on a nonstop basis subject to certain conditions. In other action: He recommended against serv- ice by Lake Central over a Toledo- Terre Haute route via Defiance. He said traffic possibilities in the Defiance-Bryan area co not war- rant local service. sroKen open UK Found it would uhich had been emptied at the end j to suspend service by Delta Air of Tuesday's business, Mr. Patton] Lines at Toledo on its Detroit- said Memphis route. The burglary is teing Proposed suspension of Ameri- eated bv the FBI, Pike County jean .Airlines' authority to serve Sheriff Jesse H. Foster and the i Elkins anri Farkcrsburg Marietta at a.m. today by Clarence Spe-nce, bank custodian. The bank has no burglar alarm. The thieves, who brought with them a log chain, hand cart and a truck differential, pried the outer doors to the bank's safe, but ap- parently were unable to crack the inner concrete -vault, John Strat- ton, manager of the branch bank said. He surmised the thieves might have been frightened away before they had a chance to cart off the inner vault. Mr. Patton said the thieves apparently had brought the cart, chain and universal joint to facilitate removing the inner vault of the safe from the bank. The cart, chain and universal joint were identified as having been taken from in front of a Pike- ton garage, authorities said. Most of the loot was in small change. Mr. Patton said, much of it being pennies. The thieves had broken open the tellers' t r state highway patrol. I while Lake Central serves them. Authorities" are seeking to linkj Recommended denial of Mo- the theft of a pickup truck early i hawk's application for a route ex- I today with the crime. The truck tension from Buffalo and Roch- Iwas stolen from the residence of ester, N. to Cleveland. i Piketon Atty G. W, Rittenour, I i who told officers he was awakened I LAOTIAN TROOPS GAIN by the sound of the truck being! VIENTIANE, Laos driven away at a.m. today, j mishes with pro-Communist rebel (Turn to Page 8, Column 4) COL. BAKNEY OLDFIELD To be Chest Speaker Investigators surmise the thicfs jrnay have stolen the truck to use In removing the heavy interior of the safe, which contained the bulk of the bank's receipts "and papers. forces and a major advance by Laotian government troops were reported today as the U.N. fact- finding committee prepared for a two-day inspection trip. Nationwide Research Project Scioto County To In Cancer Study Scioto County and Ohio are to participate in one of the most ex- tensive health studies ever at- tempted in America. _ It's the American Cancer Society prevention study, a nationwide re- search project designed to discover why some people may be more likely to get cancer than others. The study, which is to get under way in early November, in- volve more than- a million persons in 20 states and require at least volunteers. In Ohio, some volunteer re- searchers will attempt to study families totaling about 000 persons over 30 years of age. Cerl Melcher, president of the Scioto County Unit of the American Cancer Society, reported that 50 volunteers are being recruited by the local unit to serve as research- ers in the survey. Participating in the American Cancer Society .prevention study is to be a major topic of an ACS medical district delegate meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. '8, at Elks City Club auditorium, Fourth and Court Sts. Taking part in the meeting will be district delegates, Dr. Jerome Rini' and Grant Reed of Ports- mouth. The meeting is-to include nomination of representative mem bers of the ACS'. Ohio Division board of trustees, Mr. Melcher re- ported. The meeting program also is to feature the first training session for local volunteers participating in the huge research study. Persons interested in attending the meeting may contact the office of the Scioto County unit _of the ACS as soon as possible, for res- ervations must be sent to the Ohio about 10 households -which he or she can expect to trace for the fol- lowing six years. Each family, ha added, would be reported on an- nually. Besides an'attempt to discover why some are more likely to get cancer'than others, the extensive cancer study is designed to inves- tigate possible causes of cancer. In addition to answering an ini- tial confidential questionnaire, each study ervaons study bc rc_ Division office at once, Mr. to fill out lorms witn.sup- reported. He said that each researcher in the study will be expected to select plementary information every two (Turn to CANCER, Page 8)