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Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - December 28, 1957, Charleston, West VirginiaSchool financing in legislative Call roads program graduate centers for Wavu sought by Bob , of the daily mail Slaff governor Underwood has decided to put the problem of schoo finance in his Call to the 53rd legislature that meets Here Jan. 8. The governor filed his Call with the Secretary of state last night. In addition to schools the Call includes his administration s Road program already outlined by state Road commissioner Pat c. Graney jr., calling for an additional in Road Revenue. The governor also asked the legislature to give to West Virginia University authority to establish graduate centers off the Cam pus at Morgantown. This is believed to be the result of an offer by Kanawha Valley chemical con Cerns to subsidize such a graduate work Center in or near Charleston. The school program prepared by state school superintendent r. Virgil Rohrbough will take an additional however the governor had been undecided about putting the school matter before the legislators who will be Here for a 30-Day session that is restricted to the budget and such subjects As outlined by the governor. The Success of both programs and the ses Sion certainly would require an increase in state taxes. 1 also in the Call is a request for a revision of the state mine safety Law. Representatives of the Coal operators and the United mine workers have been working to Gether drafting a Bill that they say will improve mine safety throughout West Virginia. Rohrbough and the governor have agreed in principle that any additional state Aid to schools should be distributed on an incentive basis whereby counties would increase their own contributions to local schools to qualify for More state Aid. The state s contribution to the school system now amounts to approximately or More than half of the total general Rev Enue budget for the entire state government. To maintain state Aid at this level the legislature will have to find or extend a Penny lax on cigarettes that will expire june 30, 1958. Underwood in his Call asked the legislature to extend the tax which was put on in 1956 to help give school teach ers a pay raise. Underwood had said that he would recommend to the Legisla Ture possible sources of new state income if he included the roads and schools in the Call. Today s news today Ulm Liston mail final edition volume 129-no. 181 Charleston West Virginia saturday evening december 28, 1957 five cents 11 miners die 14 rescued in blast on . Line n. Y. Youth slays nagging Mother new York a 17-year-old youth walked into a Brooklyn police station last night and told of shooting his Mother to death with a Rifle because she nagged him about using the Telephone. Honest i m not Blond John Jessup told a police officer. I put two bullets in the Back of t her head and dragged her body from the Hall into the Bathtub. I was there half an hour trying i to clean up the blood. Honest i m not kidding. Go there Hitchhiker 17 kills two men Bath n. Y. We a mild mannered 17-year-old youth told police last night he had slain two men who gave him lifts while hitch hiking. One victim was the father of 1 children on his Way to a Hospital to visit his wife and Newborn baby. Authorities said Fred Sommerjr. Of Cameron Mills near this South Central new York Community admitted in written state ments that he shot Cecil Stratton 42, dec. 13, and Leo w. Brown 38, thursday night. He said he killed both men for their automobiles. He used the police went to the ground floor apartment about a Block away and found the body of mrs. Gladys Jessup 35, an attractive blonde Divorcee just where her son said it would be. Young Jessup said a Friend Howard Denlea saw the shooting and helped him carry his Mother s body into the tub. Denlea was questioned and held on a charge of juvenile delinquency. Jessup booked on a homicide charge said in a statement re leased by police i lost my tem per. I have a very Quick the youth said he and Denlea were examining the .22-caliber i same pistol to put bullets through he a Short time before he picked both of his victims Heads. The body of Stratton of horse Heads was found last night in the town of Catlin six Miles from where that of Brown a Corning resident was discovered. Both men were employed at the Corn ing Glass works. Sommer a tall thin youth with curly Blond hair told police he had worked around livestock markets and More recently As Jani Tor in a tavern since leaving school in the seventh Grade last year. He said he wanted the cars for holdups he pulled to get some Money to pay a former employer for some allegedly stolen items. He said Stratton tried to fight him must be joking off and cried there s no sense shooting me. I be got a wife and 10 car hits House kills 2 girls Chattanooga Little girls standing in front of the Brick Wall were killed when this car crashed into the Home Here Friday. Dead Are Priscilla Walker 9, and Beverly Ann Pointer 5. Franklin Pullom Chattanooga Soldier stationed at it. Polk la., was booked on two counts of murder by Drunken driving. A wire photo up the phone to Call his girl Riend. Just then his Mother came through the Hall and said Why of you have to speak to her and in up the phone. You just recent y saw Jessup said he flared in anger grabbed the Rifle and shot his Mother. The youth said he had lad other arguments with his Mother because she objected to irl friends i Hung around describing the shooting Jessup said i picked up the gun held t against her head and fired. After she fell i reloaded and shot her again. I called my girl Friend Back and said i just shot my Mother Ine said i Don t believe you you Nikita brings buddies of Yore to take key jobs Moscow communist party chief Nikita Khrushchev is streamlining the party leadership by bring ing in his old and tried associates of former Days in formed sources said today. The sources said Khrushchev s old friends Are being brought from key provincial positions to take up prominent posts in the two powerful party organizations the presidium and the secretariat of the Cen trial committee. With a few exceptions notably Premier Nikolai bul Ganin and Trade chief Anastas Mikoyan the presidium now consists of professional party officials. Here could just play Heck with i said honest i killed her she became hysterical and Hung 15-year-old gets life for smothering girl 2 4 youths to die for murder see Story on Page 5 Long Beach Calif. Of a couple sat in the rear Row of a courtroom yesterday and heard their 15-year-old son sentenced to life imprisonment for smothering a 2-year-old girl. John Lawrence Miller said neither hello nor Goodby to his parents or. And mrs. Harold a Miller. They left immediately after Superior judge Beach Vasey found the boy guilty of first degree murder and pronounced sentence. The youth had pleaded guilty to slaying Laura Helen Wetzel nov. T on the Palos Verdes Peninsula while overdue from a weekend pass from a Reform school. Arrested four Days later Reno nov., he told police he smothered the child under Blank ets because i Felt like killing after the judge had fixed the degree of guilt and ordered the sentence served in a slate prison for adults Young Miller growled to reporters i Ain t Gonna spend no Lime up there. I la gel to a couple of asked what to meant he said i mean with a knife or some thing. Of no not the . To hell with him. I mean some guards Dep. Dist. Ally. Ted Stan ask ing the maximum sentence told judge Vasey this is no misguided youth your Honor. This boy is a schem ing conniving cold blooded Mur Derer. If he is Ever turned Loose on the Community he will kill the youth s attorneys had asked a second degree finding and argued that his disturbed mind needs psychiatric after his arrest Miller told police he took the daughter of air Force Cape. And mrs. Charles a House near her Roll indonesians May request soviet arms Jakarta Indonesia up foreign minister sub Andrio today indicated Indonesia might turn to the Comdr unit bloc for arms if it is unable to get them from the United states. Sub Andrio said Indonesia had repeatedly requested permission from the . State department to Purchase american weapons but that no decision had been made by Washington. The government will seek another Market unless the u. S. Decides to provide the arms he was quoted As telling local news men. Sub Andrio said a number of countries already have been approached on the Issue including Switzerland France Sweden Italy and Eastern bloc coun tries such As Czechoslovakia Poland and Yugoslavia. He was quoted As saying it might be possible an army mis Sion would be sent to the East european states to negotiate Arm purchases. The foreign minister said the ing Hills estates Home while he looked for Money with which to finance his escape. The Day before he had leaped from his parents car while they were returning him to. The juvenile institution to which he had been sent for Milo theft and burglaries. The weather tonight Low 3d. Sunday mostly Cloudy High near to. State rain cast Early tonight. Low tonight in 20s, sunday mostly Cloudy colder possible Snow Flur tic he did not specify the Type or Quantity sought. Navy ship hurries to help freighter Tokyo i the . Navy Supply ship Sirius hurried today to offer help to a greek freighter limping into port with a cracked Hull. The freighter Igor carrying a cargo of scrap Iron to Northern Japan radioed inst night that she was taking in scr in her no. 5 Hatch and had changed course to a closer port. The Igor s location was Given As 560 Miles Southeast of Tokyo alerted to threat stake Antarctic claim . Told Washington two senior congressional republicans today called on the u. S. Government to stake out its claims to the ant Arctic. One of them. Rep. Tollefson r said he has been informed hat the nation s top strategy making National Security the objectives of Tollefson s Antarctic claims Bill now before the House foreign affairs committee. Whoever controls the lands Down Frozen land than has any othe is if the Panama canal were Laid claim to any territory there. Blown up and . Ships had to 0 around Cape Horn he added rep. Judd a senior Ommittee member said our Norway Australia new zealand government ought to press now Argentina and Chile have Laid claims to Large areas of Antarctica although 75 per cent of the sub continent has been seen Only by americans. The soviets he said have not yet issued an official claim but Lave indicated they Are going to stay in Antarctica a Long time. Be just and said Riva or a settlement of Antarctic claims that will otherwise Judd claimants Are Likely to get into ears of hassling As the claims it firmer and new values Are found for the vast subcontinent. The legislators spoke in inter news on the heels of fresh re Orts of International interest i Outh pole area. Moscow radio re sorted two heavily Laden expel ions Are heading for the magnetic Iole and the geographic South Ole. British and new zealand groups also Are on their Way to bomb panics Ulovie crowd Amarillo Tex. Home made bomb exploded with a Blind in Flash last night in a crowded Cater sending scores of panic Rickun teen agers fleeing into in lobby of the smoke filled build no. Four youths suffered minor urns and cuts. Police said an unknown person Ossed the bomb into the theater ear the screen. The blast de cried As a Orange and cd hurled one youth out his sent and blew the seat Cush on 15 feet. Jerry Drowser 12, was treated or Burns and lacerations on both is and released. David Palmer 15, James Birch eld 12, and Charles Ray Cox i suffered minor cuts. The theater filled with smoke hit there was no fire and except for the seat Little damage. Del Divo Lawrence Glover said officers think the Tomb was made from firecrackers. He said offi cers found poll cos resembling gun shot whore the bomb apparently landed. He snid whoever threw it apparently escaped unseen. The geographic Center where . Scientific expedition is Al ready encamped. The soviets Are hurrying an icebreaker to Survey along the Shore of an unclaimed Rea. Although american expeditions have explored far More of the nation the United states has not it also refuses to recognize claims of other countries. Tollefson said Britain France All accounted for in Amonate tragedy Amonate a. Workers today recovered the Bodie. Of 11 miners killed late yesterday when a Gas explosion trapped 23 men below ground in a mine straddling the Virginia West Vir Ginia Border. Fourteen miners were brought out of the Colliery uninjured shortly after Midnight. Canvas was draped Over the victims carried out of mine no 31 of the Pocahontas. Fuel co. On a Coal car. About 100 persons looked on in the first Gray Light of an overcast Day. The miners were hemmed in 500 Reet underground. Company off vials said All the men originally trapped by the explosion were be sieved to be accounted for. Amonate is in Southwest Vir Ginia 20 Miles West of Bluefield list of dead Amonate a. W the 1 miners killed in a Coal mine explosion Here yesterday were Iden Ifield today by the Pocahonta fuel co., operators of the mini the victims their mine jobs an survivors Are William r. Amos 50, Warrior mine w. Va., fire Boss wife me Vina Amos seven children. James Chiles 51, vails Creek w. Va., Boom Man wife Myrtl Chiles two children. James Robert Rutherford 28 Warriormine w. Va., Machin Helper wife Ruby Rutherfor to children. Lloyd e. Vest 36, Freeman w. Va., machine operator wifi Sadie Vest three children. Arnold Young Newham w. Va., roof bolter wife thelm Young five children. Archie Reece Alicia 32, it. Cedar Bluff va., brakeman if Dora c. Alicia thre children. Howard Fields no Bady Section Foreman married to children. Main b. Harrison 43, Bandy machine operator wife Iren Harrison five children. Gilmer Eugene Monk 26, it. 1 North Tazewell va., electrician wife Bobbie Joyce Monk to children. John Edmond nun Lay 30, it. 1 Bluefield va., roof bolter wife Alease nun Lay four children. Harman Boyd Perry 50, North Tazewell va., Motorman wife Rankie Perry three children. Names of rescued the 14 miners who were brought out of the mine uninjured were identified As follows Woodrow Evans 42, Amonate Oreman Mitchell Harris Pau Thompson George Sparks a. E Parks Albert Myers Ezra pres by Thomas Pruitt Claude Mut in Reece Jackson Amber gravely Albert Cook w c. Car Ico Robert Bushkill. Ages and addresses of the rescued miners vere not checks cashed Only cashes cuff link checks Atlanta George Rankin right displays cuff links engraved in the form of checks which he received As n novel Christmas gift from Bank note company official Arthurl Ong. Rankin checked with local Bank official Robert Adam son left and cashier Marilyn Miller and found out that the links could to turned into Cash so to collected Tho As a joke on his Friend Long. If other friends follow suit Tho unlucky faces an expensive Christmas Bill he sent Oul a total of 155 sell of the cuff links to pals wire photo. . Bodies of the dead were re moved from the sprawling mine through a Shaft located in Wes Virginia nearly three Miles from he main entry Shaft where the survivors were brought out. Second disaster this was the second disastrous explosion in Pocahontas fuel co mines in the Border coalfields in 11 months. A february Gas explosion at a mine near Bishop a snuffed out 37 lives. Names of the victims and survivors of yesterday s blast wer released at mid morning. Officials said there was no indication As to How the blast occurred. An inquiry will be con ducted by the West Virginia apartment of mines at a Date t be set later. West Virginia i make the inquiry because Coal taken out of mine no. 31 on the West Virginia Side of the Border the mine will not be reopen until a full inspection is mad Federal state company an Union officials. William Fullarton special assistant to the president of Poca Fontas fuel co., said the bodies o free men were reached about a. M. The other eight were located about two hours later. Plans were made to remove All the bodies Al one time. In two sections the blast trapped men in two Joy loading area1 site if an automatic Coal loading Mahine and a continuous mining Irea also the site of automatic Oal loading the sur ivors were found by Rescue work is at the site of the Joy loading Section some feet from where be 11 other men met death. The Rescue work was painstaking As rescuers were forced to Nch their Way along slate logged passages filled with Moke and deadly gases. They married oxygen tanks strapped to Leir backs. Officials said the mine was Viown As a gaseous mine. It see mine pm. 3, col. 2 Duck Hunters resumed killed Louisiana to. Young uck Hunters whose Small boat apparently capsized in the Treach Rous Mississippi River yesterday ave been Given up for dead. Albert j. Schwenker took Money for 20 year wire photo stole weeping Bank official admits Hackensack . A 81 year old Bank official moved by the spirit of Christmas has admitted a Bank embezzle ment Over a 20-year period. Albert j. Schwenker assistant treasurer and assistant Secretary of the people s Trust co. Of Ber Gen county wept pleaded guilty to the embezzlement yes erday. His minister the Rev. Or. Har old e. Green of the Cherry Hill reformed Church of River Edge Ivas with him As Schwenker a Leared before . Commissioner Theodore Kiscaras in Rutherford. Kiscaras said Schwenker admitted embezzling about a while cashier of the first National Bank of Oradell. Eople s Trust co. Bought the or Dell Bank in May. The commissioner before re easing Schwenker on bail sked How he spent the Money. On various said sch Renker married and father of to. On Kiscaras asked. Denies gambling could replied the slight defendant who has suffered two Eart attacks recen Liy. To denied Mph apically that he Ever Gam led. Or. Green told a reporter that Schwenker telephoned him thurs by and asked for a meeting. They talked in Schwenker s car t. Green said and the after Mth was that Schwenker went to j. Mundt vice president the people s Trust co. Mundt issued a statement say no Schwenker had informed the Deal cations amounting to the Fri which arrested sch Wenker said he had taken the Money by withdrawing dormant Thrift account deposits and put tins them in a fictitious account under the name of Smith. Sch thing and two shotguns Identie As the property of he Hunt is but no bodies were found. It s pretty Well established that Ley have said pros Wenker then withdrew the funds from the Smith account. The Fri said Bank auditors Esti mated that a larger sum about ruling ally. Pau e. Williams of was missing. Ike county. The missing Hunters were har or. Green said Schwenker told him his conscience had been both d Niffen 17, his brother him for a Long time and the 6, and James Saunders 14, of spirit of the Christmas season ear Louisana and John him want to make a clean and his brother Ben 19. Breast of Joys Burn As father mind mama struggle san Antonio Tex. A two Dren to safely. As Roque headed ung Brothers burned to death sle Day while their father slug de with their Blind Mother to up her from entering the Flam g House in an Effort to save pm. The victims were Raul 2, and ibo Roque 6, sons of or. And is. Guad Fialupe Roque o disease in months ago be to hysteric no after her husband id led her and four other Chil Back to try to Rescue Tho other children his wife tried to follow him. While they struggled the flames grew so intense Roque could not then reach his trapped sons. The boys bodies wore found on the charred ruins of a bed. Sheriff s deputies snid Ira apparently was caused by Kero mrs. Roque 34, blinded by an scene leaking from n stove. When mrs. Light Roque struck a mulch to the stove Tho kerosene snaked floor ignited

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