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   Beckley Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - September 16, 1958, Beckley, West Virginia                                Ike, Rogers Map Integration Strategy Today Gov. Orval Faubus holds U. S. marshals' warning sign. It reads: Deputy United States Marshals wearing special arm 'bands and other Idcntlfcation nre on OFFICIAL duty in this vicinity. They are assisting In the execution of orders of the FEDERAL COURT. Any person interfering with or obstructing Deputy Marshals in the performance of their duties is liable to CRIMINAL PROSECUTION under FEDERAL LAW. - REAL KIDD, United States Marshal; OSRO COBB, United States Attorney. Little Rock Students Attempt To Enroll In Other Schools LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -Hundreds of anxious parents cast about today for a way to get their teen-agers into high schools somewhere as the Faubus-federal integration battle seemed to shape up as a waiting war of nerves. . The four Little Rock high  schools, scheduled to open yoster-day, remained closed on authority of Gov. Orval E. Faubus, who was empowered by the legislature to shut them to avoid forced integration. A predicted legal clash failed to materialize. It appeared that the federal government might make no move until the governor attempts to reopen the schools on a segregated basis. Faubus ha.3 not indicated his next move. Except for the burning of two crosses and a Negro in effigy, the day passed in comparative calm. There was much speculation that edgy parents and students were mounting preseure to have the schools reopened on any basis. The governor denied this and said public sentiment for his stand against integration is stronger than ever. Scores of students were trying to get into echools elsewhere, however. Apparently few had any success because of crowded conditions in other cities. Supt. E. F. Dunn of Pulaski County estimated that 150 to 200 Little Rock students had made inquiry to him about entering a county school, outside the Little ^Rock district. Adjacent North Little Rock, whore no integration has been ordered, refused all applicants. Pine Bluff, 40 milee away, 'urned down a request by mothers who planned � daily car pool. The school board is studying a proposal for television classes. The city's three commercial TV stations agreed -to cooperate if the plan is adopted. '� The school board's announce menl that aU football and otlier extracurricular activities would be suspended in Little Rock \^^hile the schools were closed was expected to increase agitation .to bring the conflict to a climax. The board said it knew of no plan by which the four high schools-three white and one Negro-could be reopened as private institutions and retain accreditation. The latter is important to students planning to go to college. FaubU6 told neWsmen he was studying a plan for reopening the high schools as private schools but also said it'was possible that they would remain closed until a public referendum Oct. 7. This vote would be on the question of whether the people wanted the schools reopened on an integrated baeis. (harloltesville Asks Reprieve In Court Plea Area Men Held As Moonshiners Two East Gulf men were remanded to the Raleigh County Jail today in lieu of $500 bonds for their appearance before the U. S. Southern District Federal Court in Bluefield befoi"e U. S. Commissioner W. A. Riffe. They are Lilen M. Coleman and Edgar D. Pack who were arrested Monday afternoon by agents of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Divison of the U.S. Treasury Department on charges of operating a moonshine still. The men were arrested at Egeria hy the A and TTD men and jailed at 8:45 p.m. Monday. A 200 gallon capacity moonshine still was destroyed and a vehicle was confiscated. Maxwell Allen, Beckley, was remanded to the jail today in lieu of a $5 fine and costs following arraignment before Magistrate Cotton Wliite on a charge of trespassing. Allen was arrested by a constable and City Police and jailed at 7:45 p.m. Monday on the charge. According to White, he is charged wiUi trespassing on private property on Ellison Avenue. A cortstable jailed James Plum-by, Crow, at 10 p.m. Monday bn charges of non-support of his wife and children and assault and bat tery. Herman J. Halsey, no address listed, was released from the jail at 3:45 p.m. Monday after non-support charge was withdrawn by the complainant, Betty Halsey, before Magistrate T. H. Wills.   ' Overdose Of Aspirin Hospifaliies (hild Jane Bone, two and one-half year-old daughter of Mr. and -Mrs. Dewey Bone Jr., Rock Creek, underwent etnergency treatment at the Beckley HosrDital today after taking an overdosage of aspirin. The child's stomach was pumped, pnd she was admitted to the hospital for observation. Dinner Meeting Set The Raleigh County Mental Health Associaticn will have a dinner meeting Monday at 6,30 p. m. in the Elks Club. Stuart Gose, assoclaticti president, said roicrvalions can be made by call liig Mi-s. Carl Coss at CL 3-W89. RLCmiOND. Va. (AP) - Lawyers for the city of Charlottesville go before U.S. Circuit Judge Simon Sobeloff today seeking a reprieve from an integration order that would close two -of the city's largest schools� The conference with Sobeloff in Baltimore appeared to offer the city its last avenue of esca-pe from cctTipliance this month with the order signed last week by U.S. Dist. Judge John Paul. Should Sobeloff decline to stay the order directing the lenrollmenl of two Negroes in Lane High School ard 10 in Venable Elemen-. tory School, ' closure of both schools under Virginia law would be all but assured. The two schools are scheduled to open next Monday. Sobeloff last Thursday refused to stay an order by Judge Paul directing the admission of 22 Ne gro cliildren to Warren County High School, about 80 nxOes northwest of Charlottesville. As a result, the 1,000-pupil high school at Front Royal-only high school in the county-was shut down. In Norfolk, where six schools are threatened with closure it was revealed that a number of Norfolk secondary school pupils have been enrolled in South Norfolk schools, each paying $180 tuition The Norfolk school board, in compliance with a federal court order, has told U.S. Judge Walter Hoffman it is prepared to enroll 17 Negro students in white schools at  their  openuig next  Monday. Terrorists Hit Military (amp MARSEILLjE. France (AP) - North Africans carried their campaign of terrorism inside a military camp in Marseille today and blew up a tank. One soldier was killed and six wounded. Other terrorists set a bomb under a 12-ton fuel storage tank in the city but it was discovered before it went off. A charge Maid ay rocked the local government headquarters, wounding four persons. Police in Le Havre reported a bomb exploded Monday night in the port area under a tanker containing sulphuric acid. Nobody ,was injured and damage was slight. Violence also erupted Monday night in eastern France where Europeans clashed with North Africans in Uiree cities. Eight persons were injured. Conference Could Have Big Effect On Resistance WASHINGTON (AP) - Atty. Gen. Rogers today headed for a Newport, R.I., conference with President Eisenhower that could have eventual far-reaching effects on Southern resistance to school integration. As of now, authoritative sources report, the federal government has no plan for any sensational or precipitate action to meet the liigh school closures at Little. .Rock, Ark., and other delaying actions elsewhere in the South. James C. Hagei'ty, White House press secretary, described the El senlhower-Rogers conference as "a review of the integration situation to date." Washington officials saw nothing urgent in the meeting. They discounted the statement of Arkansas Gov. Orval E. Faubus, when he ordered closing of Little Rock high schools last week to avoid integration, that the next move was up to Washington. They contend it isn't so, that the next move actually is up to Faubus. They indicated tiiat any federal action will await Faubus' move. The feeling here is that Faubus must now find some method that stand up in the courts to get secondary school education under way again in hi� capital city. Federal authorities are putting some, but not total, reliance on a buildup of pressures on the part of Little Rock parents to get their teen-agers back into classrooms. At least 100 idled Little Rock students already have tried to enroll at other schools in the state. There alsq ]& talk in Little Rock of reopening the public schools on private, segregated, basis. The Little Rock school board asked Faubus,to advise how that it could be done "with assurance of full accreditation under North Central Assn. standards." Washington officials eaid emphatically it was never the intention of the federal government to go into Little Rock and start knocking heads together. One put it this way: "A period of calmness could be a major contribution to the whole school situation at this time." The federal position may be summarized this way: There is no existing law under which the federal government can force a state to operate a system of public schools. If the entire system is closed down, that's it, and the matter is closed so far as Washington is concerned. But legal authorities say S constitutional question may be raised in selective school closures de signed to avoid obedience of a Su preme Court order. They eay that when a state offers given grades of education in one area and with holds them in others, it may be possible to argue succesefully in court that children in the latter areas are being denied the equal protection of the laws guaranted by the 14th Amendment. The Justice Department has ex amined with interest all of the proposals advanced thus far in Virginia and elsewhere for con verting public schools into pri vately operated institutions. The federal expert^s say it would have to be a bona fide conversion to stand up in court. They ex pressed belief that such systems can be successfully challenged in the federal courts if it can be shown that the switch from public to private label, involving con tinned use of public tax money is sim�ply a device to avoid obed ience of the Supreme Court. CI!^. Assembly Faces Hot Potato' Issues UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) -The General Assembly opens its 13th regular session today facing one of the. most formidable arrays of hot potato issues the U.N. has handled. Formosa seemed certain to head the list. Before debate even begins, the 81-nation body expects a battle over election of a new Assembly president. Two Arab foreign. ministers-Charles Malik of Lebanon and Ahmed Mohammed Mahgoub of Sudan-are top contenders for Church Meeting Speal(ers Hamed The Rev. Lyie B. Newman and the Rev. Norman C. -Crawford will speak at a meeting in the First Christian Church Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Newman is on the staff of the United Christian MLssionary Society National Board of Christian Churches, Indianapolis, Ind Mr. Crawford is pastor of the iFirst Christian Church, Prince ton. The thetne of tlie meeting is "Measuring the Churches of West Virginia," and is to be a study of the activities and services of the local congregation and the state wide work of the church. The 12 circles of the Christian Women's Fellowship will attempt to secure at least one table of eight persons each for the covered dish dinner preceding the pro gram. The meeting is open to all mem bers of the church with special empliasis on the attendance of all church board members, Sunday School officers and teachers. Christian Women's Fellowship of fleers and leaders, and youth officers and sponsors. The Rev. Neil Perkins, pastor of the First Christian Church, Mullens, is bringing a delegation to this service. Equipment Stolen Thieves Put Mine Out Of Business A smaU truck mine operator In tiie Shady Spring district, who employs five men, is being forced (o discontinue liis operations after thieves carried off about $1,000 worth of mine equipment Friday night. Clarence Griffith, operator of the mine, has been unable to continue his mining operations. State Police said, since the equipment was taken. - Articles   taken   included   five "shuttle buggy" tires, valued $375; five gallons of gasoline; box of mine tools valued at $50 two cases of oil costing $13; quantity of ligiit bulbs and auger bits; first aid equipment; a sledge hammer;   1,100   feet   of   cable valued at $418; 25 pounds of car bide costing $3.25; one hack-saw, hand saw, and a hatchet; a mine jack; four carbide lamps; 20 feet of two chain; a screw jack; 3x8x12   headers,   and   a   large wrench. Hegtster J Section SINCE iSSO-BECK LEY'S OLDEST INSTITUTION 12 Pages VOL. 79-NO. 74 BECKLEY, WEST VIRGIMA, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 16, Um -FIVE CENTS MUIyLENS (RiNS) - A former Wyoming County woman, who moved to the State of Washington in Mai'ch, was found dead Sunday under "suspicious circumstances," members of the family have been informed. Relatives said they understood authorities at Yakima, Wash., ordered an autopsy performed to determine if Mrs. Pearl McGraw Lusk, 54, may have been smothered to death. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, escorted by police, arrives in New York for the cur- rent important sessions of the United Nations General Assembly. Giant Rocltets Lil(ely To Speed Space Research DETROIT (AP) - A monster team of rockets with power enough to boost a one-ton space capsule toward Mars could be within reach in little more than a ear. That's the indication from the men who make, po'A'erhouses for most of the major U.S. military missileo. Scientists at Rocketdyne Division of North American Aviation, Inc., are working on two contracts for huge rocket complexes of 1 to l'^ million pounds thrust. Either could boost a Mars-bound space bullet or land a 2,000-pound package on the moon. Spokesmen for Rocketdyne, here for a meeting of the American Rocket Society, told newsmen that the latest contract, announced last week by the Army, would be a sort of short cut. It calls for clustering several rocket engines like those that power U.S. 1,500-mile ballistic missiles such as the Thor and Jupiter.- It is the basic Rocketdyne engine that powers most of the U.S. missiles in operation or nearing operatiiin. The engine develops 150,000. pounds of thrust. Ten of those in a pi'oper cluster could develop 1"^ million pounds of thrust. The other contract for a huge rocket engine at,Rocketdyne was let this summer 6y the Air Force. It calls for developing from scratch a new rocket engine with up to l�i million pounds of thrust. Four such engines bound together could carry a 31,000-pound salelite around the moon or put a 150,000-pound satellite into orbit around the earth some 300 miles high. But George P. Sutton, chief of advanced design for Rocketdyne, said that under normal conditions it might take something like five years to develop a new engine from the drawing board stage. With the Army contract calling for a cluster of already proved rocket engines, a power plant with major space capabilities could be ready within a fraction of that time, a Rocketdyne official said. He said it was conceivable that such a rocket engine could toe proved feasible in about a year. Mount Hope Motorist Ordered Into (ourt Wilson Watson, 35, Mount Ho'pe, was ordered to appear in Beckley Police Court Thursday night. following his arrest at 11:05 p.m. -Monday toy City Police on charges of operating a vehicle withonl a state operator's license, or registration card. Also ordered to appear in court Thursday night was Patty Starr, 19, Beckley, who was arrested at 11:30 p. m. Monday by City Po lice on enlarges of operating a vehicle without a state or city operator's license. Group Meets Toniglit The Special Recreation Levy Advisory Committee will meet today at 7:30 p.m. in the council chamber of City Hall. Tom Wilson is chairman. Riots Leave One Dead PARIS (AP)-Political riots in Guinea, West Africa, left one dead and 15 injured, French government sources reported today. "The riots developed during the cam paign for the referendum on the new French constitution. the post now held by New Zea land's   Sir  Leslie   Munro.   Both claim they have enough commitments to get the required eimple majority. The contest springs out of July's Middle EaSt crisis. The United Arab Republic objects to Malik because he is regarded as pro Western. If the two Arab leaders dead lock, the election may go to either of two dark-horse candidates - Yugoelav Foreign Minister Koca Popovic or Peru's veteran diplo mat, Victor A. Belaunde. In addition to Formosa, the As scmbly is expected to give another airing to the unsettled Middle East crisis, France's dispute with Algeria, the British-Greek-Turkish squabble over Cyprus and the con troversy over South Africa'e racial policies. Both the United States and the Soviet  Union  have  made  plain they intend to bring Formosa be fore the Assembly in one form or another. Secretary of State Dulles held series of strategy conferences yes terday with top diplomats includ ing Lebanon's Malik; Cmdr. Al Ian "Noble; British - - minister ' of .state; Luis Padilla Nervo. Mexican foreign minister; and Hans Engen, Norwegian deputy foreign minister. The Soviet Union is expected to make another strong bid to seat Red China in'the U.N. The United States is confident it will be de feated. $20,000 Lawsuit Runs Into Snag A $20,000 suit, which opened in the Raleigh County Circuit Court Monday, remained at somewhat of a standstill today ae it is not yet established who owned car which etruck and killed Billy Gene Lusher in July, 1957. The father of Lusher, sometimes known as Billy Gene Waycaster is suing Benton Paul Surratt, driver of the car, and George Hall, alleged owner of the car, Hall now is serving a term in the State Penitentiary at Mounds ville. Grady Whitlock, president of Grady Whitlock Ford, Inc., was ,on the witness stand for the plaintiff for some time today in an effort to establish who was owner of the car, but it was never clearly stated. When court dismissed for lunch at noon, Ned H. Ragland, at torney for the plaintiff had spent a large part of the morning in an effort. to establish whether Surratt was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Although it was definitely estab lished one or more of the men in the company of Surratt shortly be fore the accident were drinking, it was never actually testified that Surratt was known to have been drinking.. Was She Murdered? Ex-Wyoming County Woman's Death Prompts Investigation Natlenalisls Set For New Eftorts To End Blockade TAIPEI. Forn-.osa (AP) - The Chinese Nationalists tightened the news blackout pn the Quemoy is lands today while working on new attempts to crack the Communist artillery blockade. New speedup methods of unload-ng Nationalist planes and ships at Quemoy and the parachuting of supplies *to smaller islands near Quemoy were reported. More effective ways to get supplies thi-ougli the curtain of shells are being sought,. Premier Chen Cheng told Parliament. Four meinbers of Parliament spearheaded a strong clamor in A daughter of the dead wotnan, Mrs. Everett Morgan, Pieivoint, said she had talked to an uncle. Earl Mc6raw. by telephone in Yakima, on throe occasions since Sunday, and he inslstis her mother was murdered. Mrs. Morgan said her iiticlo accused his brother-in-law, Ted Lusk, 55, of committing the crime and admitted retaliating by attacking and beating Lusk, resulting in the latter being hospitalized with both aws broken. Mrs. Morgan 'is Mrs. Lusk's daughter by a fu-st marriage. Lusk, a former tippleman at the Maben Mine, .and his wife, moved from Maben to the West Coast state last spring. He reportedly secured work harvesting fruits and ho^s. Tlie couple was residing in what relatives term- More Supplies Received TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) - The Nationalists got more supplies to the beleaguered Quemoys by planes and ship today, the Defense Ministry announced. It was the third straight day the Nationalists supplied Little Quemoy by air. ed a "cabin," housing migratory workers. They were joined there only last week by her son, E>ewey Rutherford, and his wife, Drema, former residents of Caloric. Mrs. Rutherford is credited with discovering Mrs. Lusk's death. Mrs. Lusk's brother, Earl, and another brother, Charles, moved to the West Coast several years ago. In addition to her two chUdron, husband, and brothers, Mrs. Lusk is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mae McGraw, ' Pierpoint; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Clay, Glen Fork and Mrs. Grace Smith, Stacy, Va.; and a third brother, Kyle McGraw, Mead. Arrangements are being made for the body to be removed to W.voniing County for burial. Reutlier Sa^s ITnioii Woii^t Dela^ Strike Taipei against the U.S.-Chinese ContOTunist-talks which began in Warsaw Monday and recessed until Thursday.        . . The talks are intended to ease Formosa Strait tension, possibly bringing an end to the bombardment of the Quemoys which began Aug. 23. But tiie four prominent legislators said the talks might adversely affect tiie morale of nationalist troops and civilians. "How can America seek peace with the Communists when the objective of international communism is to conquer the world?" a statement by the four said. It followed numerous similar statements of Nationalist leaders urg;-ing the United States support for military action against Red China. So far the United States has limited itself to essentially defensive operations while bringing in a nu clear-armed striking force just in case. The hottest plane in the U.S. air arsenal, the FKM Starfighter, has begun to fly over Formosa as part of ttie U.S. protective force should fighting spread beyond the offshore islands. The American Taiwan (Formosa) Defense Command also said Marine Air Group 11, which came here for joint U.S.-National ist amphibious maneuvers, has been assigned to defend naval vessels. These presumably include the U.S. 7th Fleet warships escorting Nationalist supply ships to within three miles of Quemoy. Presslime Bulletin LITTLE ROCK, Arlt. (AP) - Gov. Orval E. Faubus today advanced the date of the scheduled vote in Little Rock on the question of integrating the city's schools from Oct. 7 to Sept. 27, saying "time is of the essence." DETROIT (AP) - United Auto Workers President Walter Reuth-er said today the union definitely will strike the Ford Motor Co. Wednesday if no contract settlement is made before then. Reuther. was asked about the chance of a postponement as he entered another bargaining session with Ford. "The strike deadline stands," he declared. "We have no intention of postponing it, but we are still hopeful we can reach an agreement." Ford, General Motors and Chrysler yesterday made contract proposals to the union calling for a three-year agreement. Reuther, who has per^sonally taken part in the Ford talks the past week, described the Ford offer as "deficient in many respects." But he made counter proposals at a bargaining session last night and said the offer provided a basis for further discussion. UAW sources said'the three contract proposals were identical insofar as economic issues-wages, unemployment benefits, pensions and cost of living allowances ,- were concerned. They said the contracts differed only on minor matters involving local plant situations; Neither side would disclose specifics about the new offers. Reuther and other UAW officials criticized the general contract offered by the Big Three and said it proved that the three auto makers were engaging in industrywide bargaining. The UAW president said the fact the three offers were made within 18 minutes of each other indicated there'Had been consultation among the auto makers. Ford Vice President John Bugas told newsmen it was not mere coincidence that the offers were alike. "We have perfected our intelligence since 1955. We (of the auto makers) and they I am sure use all intelligence and information we get from all sources in deciding what type of offer we can make our workers," he said. UAW teams representing Chrs-ler and General Motors workers rececsed negotiations shortly after the companies placed their contract offer before them. Ford, faced with the strike deadline, held a night negotiating session-the 91st since contract talks began. Bugas told newsmen last night, "We still have 24 hours of intensive bargaining left before the strike deadline and we still hope for an agreement." Reuther echoed those sentiments.    / One big stumbling block in the companies' latest offer 'was their Train Coach Strewn With Dead Hoisted From Depths Of Bay ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A tricky hoisting operation early today recovered a Jersey Central commuter coach bearing 13 bodies from the swirling waters of Newark Bay. The railroad' estimates that 40 persons died yesterday when a five-car commuter train, pulled by two locomotives, liit an open drawbridge on a trestle over the bay and knifed into the water. Twenty bodies have been, recovered so far. Thirty-three others were injured. The locomotives and three of the five coaches came to rest on the silty bottom. One of the coaches dangled over the water long enough for its passengers to scramble to safety and then plunged in. The raised coach, little damaged outwardly, was a shambles inside, strewn with luggage and bo 3. Hawkins had told police that Hawkins, a New York stock broker, had left home with 2Jll,oaO in negotiable bonds. bid for a three-year contract. The UAW's recent three-year pacts with the Big Three expired Memorial Day weekend and the union has been operating under a request of its convention that no contract be for more than two years.. There was some ^indication the UAW might agree to the three-year contract if the auto makers, sweetened their offers. Reds Can't Brag; They Have Own Racial Problem BUDAPEST (AP) - Communist propagandists arc fond of pointing to race problems in the United States and elsewhere as due to capitalist corruption. ' Now it iseems that Communist Hungary has its own race problem - the Gypsies. The official party daily Nepsza-badsag has taken up the question: "Many Gypsies in Bekes County (southeast Hungary) have already broken away or are about to break away from the old fate of their race. . , , Tables, closets, bede. clean sheets are no longer missing from their homes and -several have radios, A few families even have books on their shelves. "But most still live at the edge of the villageis, in huts. These huts are only a few ya"rds long, and often 8 or 10 people sleep in them, on straw, under a single blanket. Their public health situation is. not satisfactory. In courtyards only a few yards square the manure is piled in heaps and draws m?issfr5 of flies. Most children, do not attend school, "The peasants of the village have a strong aversion to the Gypsies. , . , They know the Gypsy does not steal from his neighbor. Still, they threaten to sell theii-own land rather, than have a Gypsy next door. They want the Gypsies to stay at the edge of the village, "The Council chairman knows that giving land at *he edge of the village for a new and more modern Gypsy quarter with better houses is in opposition with our principles, since it does not lead to equality but to eegregation. Still, he gives way to the pressure of the village-loaded with prejudice-and regards this as the best solution. If the Gypsies see," concludes the article, "that not only do prejudices disappear but that they get sincere and effective support for their progrees, their love of work will grow and they will more easily accustom themselves to the new way of life." virginia Mostly cloudy with showers tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight in the 60s. Cooler north portion Wednesday. BECKLEY Hi^h yesteixiay .............. 82 l^w last niglil.............. 7 a.m. today ................. ^ 10 a.m. today ................ 72 Noon today ............. OAK HILL High yesterday ...............8a Low last night ............  57 7 a.m. today .............. 62 River Conditions (at Bcilepoint) Greenbrier: Normal stage, clear, one gate open, gauge 1.6 ft. Boekle.y SMen THE SUN: Sots 6:32 p.m.; rises Wednesday at 6:03 a.m. THE MOON: Sets 8:44 p.m. First quarter Sept. 19. PROMINENT STAR: Anlares. low in southwevit, 8:32 p.m. VISIBLE   PLANETS;   Jupiter, sets 7:-1G o.m.;   Saturn,  low  in o.ir.iv,v\>:l, '.1:07 p.m.; Mars. ris?.s y;57 p.m.; Venus, risvs'5:l8 a.m.   

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