Charleston Gazette, October 11, 1954

Charleston Gazette

October 11, 1954

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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 1954, Charleston, West Virginia The Gazette In West Virtf.nia.-t first Market Place The Charleston Gazette The State You Read or See the Big I1VS, FORECAST Partly cloudy mnd warm Mon- day. Showers possible. (Details on Pace 12) Monday Morning, October 11, 1954 i PHONO. Wort Acta-6-OHli Dltptay AH 24 Cents 37 Feared Dead in Ship Disaster Sharks Rip Swamped Crew NORFOLK, Va., Oct. lEleven haggard men, their faces nearly raw from exposure to wind, sun and salt water, told today of fighting off sharks and considering suicide before their rescue ended a 48-hour ordeal after their ship sank in the storm tossed Atlantic Ocean. Hope for the 25 missing crew- men all but vanished wlien the 'Coast Guard announced at 5 p. m. (E8T) that it was aban- doning its wide-ranging; sea and air search. They were the .-urvivprs of the ore freighter Mormackite. which capsized and sank 150 miles east- southeast of Cape Henry early Thursday morning on its way from Victoria, Brazil to Baltimore with a cargo of iron ore. They were landed here early today by three Navy destroyers escorts, which also brought the bodies of 12 crewmen of the Moore-McCormack ship' who failed to last'oat the two- day battle for survival. After checking in at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, where doctors said none was in serious condition, the survivors were put to bed while the Coast Guard carried on the grim work of trying to locate 25 men still missing from the Morinackife's 48- man crew. The Coast Guard said the cut- ters Cbincoteague, Cherokee and Marion, assisted by a plane, con- tinued to patrol the area although it seemed improbable any addi- tional men :ould have survived this long in the heavy seas. The cutters were in radio contact with neadquarters here and reported sighting nothing to- day. In addition, two coast guard blimps from the lighter than air iron facility at Weeksville, N.C., and two Navy planes from Hampton Roads Naval Air Station joined the search. A Coast Guard board of inquiry will convene here tomorrow to in- vestigate the disaster. CREWMEN STILL ALIVE said the Mormackite ran into stormy weather some time Tuesday and capsized and sank early Thursday about two hours after-the cargo of ore suddenly shifted. It all happened faster than you could said John A. Davis. Barnardsville, N.C. Davis said "I know the .Captain (Patrick J. Me- Mahon, Valley Stream, N.Y.) didn't get off." Another crewman, Pedro de Je- sus, the Bronx, N.Y., said the cap- tain, who is among the missing, did everything he could to the ship. Remy Rosario, New York City, said the captain was the last to leave the ship. (Please Turn to Page M Cot 4> DISTRAUGHT WIFE of crewman Edward T, Wall, one of the 48 sailors aboard the capsized freighter Mormackite, waits fearfully (left) at Hampton Roads, Va., dock for arrival of 11 survivors. As the sailors are loaded into ambulances, she pleads (center) for information about her missing husband. When saddened seaman told Mrs. Wall her husband was not among the survivors, she burst into tears turned and walked slowly away. Facsimile War in Indonesia Rages as Moslems Seek Power Grab By Allen JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. is using approximately troops to fight a war the world seldom hears .fanatical Moslem terrorists Police Seek 4 Men In Mine Explosion JL throughout this new repub- lic. The soldiers are fighting relent- lessly on the principal Indonesian islands against about par- tisans of the extremist Darul Is- lam organization, whose announced purpose is to establish the "Islamic republic of. Indo- nesia." REPORTS REACHING Jakarta daily tell of the killings of scores. ____________ of villagers by Darul Islamites and _At least half a dozen big names Notables Eyed For Court Job President May Name Politician Or Judge WASHINGTON, Oct. (INS) clashes with Indonesian troops in guerrilla-type fighting in jungles and deep forests, reminiscent of Indochina and Malaya. The fight- ing opcurs mainly in central and west Java, North Sumatra, "South-____________ east Borneo, and the southern and Supreme court. central sections of Celebes Island. Jn Ufe in political and judicial circles figured today in speculation over whom President Eisenhower will name to succeed the late Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson on the 26-Hour Rain Hits Chicago, Damage High Thousands Marooned In Worst Downpour City's Had in 69 Years CHICAGO, Oct. Swollen by the worst rain-i storm in 69 years, the usual- ly tame Chicago River spilled over its banks tonight in thej center of the nation's sec- ond largest city. Water swirled into the Union i Station, halting train service, and! into basements of skyscrapers neari the river. The floodwaters rose through the basement of Union Station- hub of four major into the ground level waiting room. Pieces of luggage floated in the flood waters. A Gulf, Mo- bile and Ohio train loaded with passengers from St. Louis stalled The majority of Indonesia's nearly 80 million inhabitants are Moslems. More than a year ago Darul Islam accused the present Indonesian government of being a Communist-dominated regime representing the "Communist re- publit of Indonesia." The terror- ists, headed by self-styled Presi- Dynamiters Cause Damage; 2 Guards Attacked MARLINTON, Oct. unidentified armed men are toeing sought by police in connection with the Saturday night dynamiting of equipment of the Rich- Sewell Coal and Coke Co. strip operation at Slaty Fork, Pocahontas County. The same men are suspected of firing upon two guards and the guard shack at the Slaty Fork Saturday evening as new violence flared up-in the Poca- hontas-Nicholas-Webster Counties area. Their suspected tie-in with station but the evacuated. In the first 24 hours of the storm, 5.65 inches of rain pelted Chicago's largest amount of rain- fall for 24 hours since Aug. 2-3, 1885, when 6.15 inches fell. HOLY NAME RALLY held at Watt Powell Park yesteraay was attended by area Catholics. Here Fr. Paul Fahey, pastor of St. John's Church at Belle and Church of the Good Shepherd at Coalburg, delivers'the sermon for the rally. State Insur- ance Commissioner Thomas J. Gillooly also addressed the group. (Gazette ners appeared to be Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York and two members of Mr. Eisenhower's Cab- of State John Fos- ter Dulles and Attorney General Herbert Brownell. But some observers felt that there would be a strong inclina- tion for the President to name as tt-m lll'll JAJi. LUC JT-LCOlUCIiL tiding dent Kartosuwirjo, issued a dec- ,the new court member a person laration of war. Most- of them ith x experience on the bench. were guerrilla fighters against B the Dutch when Indonesia was the Dutch East ladies. The government, which insists there are no Beds in key positions, outlawed the Darul Islamite rebels and fought back. The Communists have tried to horn in. "Mass organizations of Red-controlled republican fighters met yesterday in Bandoeng, indus- trial center 75 miles southeast of Jakarta, and demanded a national campaign to restore law and order. The government, looking ahead to next spring's general elections, turned down the suggestion that maintenance of order be entrusted] aides said they had "no idea who THE STAND-OUT in this field was Judge Orrie L. Phillips of Denver, chief jurist on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Also prominently mentioned was Judge Learned Hand of New York, now retired. However, Hand's age Is expected to work against his appointment. He is 82. Another possible appointee was Chief Justice Arthur T. Vanderbi-lt of the New Jersey Supreme Court. At the President's vacation head- quarters in Denver, White House DAMAGE in Chicago and other northern Illinois cities was expect- ed to total several million dollars from the steady rain, still falling after 26 hours. Trains were unloading at outly- ing stations. A power failure left Union Station in darkness. Pennsylvania Railroad, Gulf, Mobile Ohio, Burlington and Mil- waukee trains use Union Station. The Chicago Northwestern Rail- road Station, Grand Central Sta- tion which serves the Baltimore Ohio, and La Salle Street Station were not seriously affected. The heavy rains flooded via- ducts under railroad isolating the city into segments. Watchmen at some of the big warehouses along the river said A_ Reporter Goes to Holy Name Rally Brings Out By James A. Haught Writer for The Gazette) Three thousand larger crowd than usually turns out for Charleston Senators baseball Watt Powell Park yesterday afternoon as area Catholics staged their fourth annual Holy Name rally. ________ Mayor Brands Report Talse' Copenhaver Refuses To Bare Annex Fate Mayor John T. Copenhaver said the Saturday night shooting and dynamiting-t-which result- ed in upward to equip- ment damage but no injuries or out of the fact that four unidentified armed men held up another coal company guard at his post on coal company property five miles from the Slaty Fork op- eration. The guard, Lobb (Sreen, es- caped 'in the darkness about a. m. today, but told police that there were at least four armed men in the party which surprised him at his post. yesterday: "Utterly false is Sunday's At a large flower-decked altar erected near the 'pitcher's mound, ten priests, 100 altar boys, 60 Knights of Columbus and lay churchmen conducted cause we know she is the mother of God." Gillooly also urged that Catho- lics engage in daily family recita- an hour-long ceremony devoted Ujon of the Rosary, which he de- almost entirely to the Virgin Mary. scribed as the "great epic prayer of our religion." three to four feet of water covered! First spe_aker on the program the basements, but it had not risen! Mr. Eisenhower might name." It was believed, however, the chief executive might be swayed to do whal he did not do when he appointed former California Gov. Earl Warren to be Chief in raids on army posts, towns, and .is- name someone with a ju- have dlclal rather than an admimstra- I tive background to the high bench. (Please Turn to Page 12 Col. 2) to B private organization such as the Reds propose, insisting the army and police can handle the job. Darul Islam uses rifles, pistols grenades, and sometimes mortars to the ground floors. The base- ment of the Merchandise world's largest building in floor dry although it is lo- cated on the bank of the river. Gov. William G. Stratton alerted j the National Guard that it might! be called out to help cope with the flood. burned 'and plundered wide areas, particularly in central and west Java. Scores of villages and rub- ber, tea, and coffee plantations pay huge sums to Darul Islam for pro- tection, thereby helping fill the ter- rorists' coffers for their fight. INDONESIAN troops use light tank, planes, and armored cars HIGHWAY state police ENGINEERS and already had been was State Insurance Commission- yr Thomas J. Giliooly, who said Catholics "venerate, but do not worship" the mother of Christ. "As we are gathered to cele- bvate a day in honor of 'it is important that we realize the us and the (Please Turn to Page 12 Col. 1) Blessed Virgin. "Our devotion to Mary often is misunderstood by non-Catholics. "We do not worship Mary as' i we do he said. "Instead, I we venerate and revere her be- Leader of Anti-Integration Group Arrested On Conspiracy Charge at Delaware Meeting Inside Today (Please Turn to Page 12 Col. 1) DOVER, Del., Oct. 10 K.j Bowles, president of the National Assn. for the Advancement of White People and leader of a pro- segregation movement, was arrest- ed today on charges of conspiracy violate Delaware's school laws. A warrant was served upon him this afternoon at Harrington Airport, eight miles west of Mil- ford, scene of a boycott by white pupils of Lakeview Avenue School THE MAIN SERMON was de- livered by' Fr. Paul Fahey, pas- of St. John's parish at Belle and the Church of the Good Shep- herd at Coalburg "Before the coming of the youthful priest said, "there were many great cultures and civ- 'Greek, Ro- man, and many others. headline, 'Mayor Copenhaver Junks Annexation Plans.' It's just some more of The Gazette's bleary-eyed reporting." He was referring to a story in the Sunday Gazette in which he was quoted as having said that this administration has neither the time nor the fortitude to undertake the task" of going for- ward with annexation of outlying areas to the City of Charleston. A GAZETTE reporter at the scene seeking information about the latest flare-up in a series of violent incidents at several J. R. Maust strip and deep-mine op- erations in the tri-county area, was able to report this sequence of events: About 8 p. m. Saturday night, Harold Tacy of Marlinton and Lonnie McLaughlin of Hunters- ville, guards at the Slaty Fork operation, were their post near ambushed at the high operation in rugged Poca- hontas County mountain coun- try. They left the scene and re- ported the incident to Lowell Copeland, superintendent of the Rich-Sewell operation. Copeland notified Pocahontas THE SUNDAY PUBLICATION further quoted the mayor as hav- ing said that he still considers his idea as "something that even- tually is bound to occur." Mayor Copenhaver would not amplify his statement would not state whether or not he was ALBUQUEHQUE Oct. i _ 1_! ___ _______ J.1 __ tn 4-Vtrt _ Adlai Sees Democratic House Win taking exception only to the head- line or to the quotations as well. 10 Page Dr. Alvarez.................. 17 Amusements.................20 Astrological Forecast 19 Bob Considine 4 Comic Pages 18-19 Puzzle 19 Editorials, Columns 6 Gazette Want Ads. 20-23 Inez Robb 2 Obituary, Funerals 12 Radio-Television .............20 Sports Pages 13-15 Women'i Activities..........10-11; racks of the state police, detainedlty can be accepted for such there for about 25 minutes, then! Bowles arrest was_ordered yes- squired to the Court House. "These societies were pagan and believed that women existed only to be useful to men, "But when the Catholic i Church became the custodian of Descriptive Keiltal Ads t civilization, it took the best parts of all preceding cultures and combined them into a way of life to elevate man. "And when the second part of the Holy Trinity was born of an earthly mother, woman was lifted to great heights." j "For nine he 'Christ was closer to Mary than a rose to a rosebud. And as a Bring Faster Results IT seems Gazette Readers are reading and heeding the bet- ter described ads. Gazette publishing With The over 350 rental and room ads daily, it Is noted rental results are faster Adlai Stevenson predicted tonight the Democrats would win control of the House of Representatives in November "by 30 or 40 seats." Whirling in and out of Albuquer- que on his way to Taos, N. M., for five days relaxation on the ranch of Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell, Stevenson said at a press conference: "I have noted a tremendous swing toward the Democratic party throughout the nation. I think the Democrats will win County Sheriff R. C. Dilley and State Trooper Jesse Higby here. Copeland and the guards drove here to report the incident when telephone contact could not be made. While a party of law enforce- ment officers were driving back to the mine with Copeland and other employes of the Rich-Sewell operation at about 10 p. m. Satur- day they heard two explosions. When they reached the scene of the operation they found that two huge diesel shovels and a drag line has been dynamited. Trooper Higby said the dyna- miters had broken into the com- pany's powder magazine, pre- sumably after having driven the guards off with gunfire. He added that they stole explosives which they later used to dyna- mite the equipment. Supt. Copeland estimated today that damage to the equipment would amount to "about He said "there is enough sal- vage left to possibly repair and put in operation one of the two iiesel shovels" that were dyna- mited. THE GROUP of sheriffs depu- ties and Trooper Higby searched the rugged terrain in the vicinity of the Slaty Fork operation most of the night searching for clues. Meanwhile, at about a. m. today the third guard, Green, who was stationed on coal company pi-operty some five miles from the blasted strip operation, claimed that he was approached by four men whom, he claimed were armed. He made a quick, get-away in the darkness and re- ported the incident to. company officials and police later this morning.. State police .from Company "C" headquarters at Elkins, headed by Capt. B. E. Wright, were joined today by state po- lice personnel from Marlinton, Webster Springs, and Richwood detachments in investigations. Also joining the investigating party were Sheriffs Dilley of Pocahontas County and Earl Morton of Webster County. Violence in the Pocahontas- Nicholas-Webster counties area in recent weeks has included the dynamiting of a bridge on a road (Please Turn to Page 12 Col. 7) IN COMMON PLEAS Court of Kent County, Judge Arley B. Ma- gee released him when bail of was provided on each of two counts of violating the state's school laws. A further hearing was scheduled for Nov. 3. Herman Brown, -deputy attorney general, represented the state. affected by her love who asserted "The State of Dela- ware recognizes the right of law- ful assembly and freedom of speech but will not tolerate the inciting of organized mob rule and mass hysteria calculated to disrupt the education of our.chil- dren." The NAAWP moved into the Mil- ford dispute at a Sunday meeting 'We can see His hands, that someday would break three loaves oi bread into food enough for thousands, accepting a single slice of bread from her "This graat woman is whom we revere with this year's Holy Name rally, whose theme is, 'To Jesus Through Mary.'" where ads go into more detail. I controj of the House by 30 or FOR example, these ads were air cancelled before noon the first day: MODERN 4 room (2 bedroom) apartment with dinette, kitchen completely fur- nished. Heating furnished. Chesterfield Avenue, S. S.______________________ employed woman. References. TWO bedrooms. Gentlemen only. Call In person. A SMALL 3 rooms, llth Ave., South Charleston. I Remember, don't sacrifice words two weeks ago. Bowles had flown in from Wash- ington to speak at a scheduled _ mass meeting at the airport. crowd estimated by police at aboutj first public appearance in Dela-j The warrant for his arrest was had gathered for the expect- ware, one of the areas troubled in' The sermon was followed by ai for fast results! iui u UIOJJULC a kjuuuajr three weeks ago, similar to the one recitation of the Rosary by all At Harrington Airport where aiset for today. That was Bowies'! Turn Pace 12 Col 6) ____3 Tlo1.a_ AU1I1 w vr served by Maj. Frederick Lamb, of the Delaware State Police, and Bowles promptly accepted it. He was then brought to the Dover Bar- ed meeting, many of Bowies' ad- herents set about taking up a lection to supply bail. Under Kent recent months by cleavage over the integration of Negro' pupils into schools heretofore enrolling County law, however, only proper- white pupils only. Definition Chestnut A rabid chess playes. GAZETTE Want Dial 6-0611 Str Winston Poses Problem to Painter LONDON, Oct. 10 Sir Win- ston who is having his 40 seats.-I cannot speculate on the Senate." The unsuccessful 1952 Democrat- ic presidential candidate took note of Vice President Richard _ charge today in Los Angeles that portrait reported to day to be adding a touch here and there after the artist has gone home. The suggestions to offer. Flashing a smile, Stevenson said: "Mr. Nixon's remarks remind me of a wonderful and classic re- mark a woman juror made when she turned to a neighbor and said 'I don't want to listen to the evi- dence. I like to make up my own mind.' Earlier, in Phoenix, Stevenson told 350 Democrats at a fund rais- ing diner that the Democratic rec- Sunday Times said the prime minister is not proving easy subject for painter Graham Sutherland because: Churchill thinks as he poses and expressions on his expressive face are constantly changing. As a painter himself he is con- stantly offering free advice. Artist Sutherland is convinced the impish prime minister has been tampering with the work at (Please Turn to Page 12 Col. 4) night. ;