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Lima News, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1960, Lima, Ohio ettittt a when note disappears and something ottttr taktt its THE LIMA NEWS Serving Northwest Ohio For Over 75 Years Cloudy Cloudy, windy and colder with snow ties today. Cloudy and a little colder to- night with snow flurries. Mostly cloudy and continued cold with snow flurries day. High today 27-34. Low tonight 13-20. Maximum at 11 p.m. Minimum temperature 4 a.m. s 111 E. St. I CA t-Ult fHli. fAPEIt TWO SECTIONS (16 PAGES TODAY) TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1960, LIMA, OHIO VOL. 76 NO. 18 (SEVEN CENTS) Second Mil! PrlnleM AutboriMd At 50 Die As Airliner Crashes In Virginia Witness Tells Of Crash ALL THAT REMAINS Tail section of crashed Capital Airlines Viscount was only major part of plane left early Tuesday in dense swamp area near Charles City, Va. Plane, with 50 aboard, went down late Monday. Rescuers reported no signs of survivors. Fire broke out, destroying fuselage and wings. (UPI Telephoto) EDITORS NOTE: Irving Wat lace, a farmer at Hnldcroft, Va. lives about a quarter mile from the scene of the Capital Air- liner crash. He was one of the first to reach the scene. By IRVING WALLACE As Told To UPI HOLDCROFT, Va. (UPI) The whole thing was on fire except for the tail when I arrived. It appeared the passengers were trapped inside the plane but it was hard to tell. It was on fire and torn apart. It happened about a quarter of a mile from the (Chickahomminy) river. I heard the plane circling about p.m. I went out and looked and couldn't see anything. When it went down I didn't see any- thing. (Wallace said he heard no ex- plosion. Another resident in the area said she heard a "thud" when the plane hit.) When I got there we got within about 8 or 10 feet of the plane and was there about five minutes when a tank exploded. It was pretty hot. You could feel it. The plane was mashed up like a piece of junk. It was all burned and all mashed except for the tail. You could see on the tail it was the Capital Airlines. Somebody took a couple of the suitcases out of the wreckage Three guys were laying there in the fire but I couldn't tell how many more were inside. You couldn't get close enough to tell. "There were a lot of men gath- ered around by this time and the patrolmen made us get back right before another tank exploded. Lawmakers Agree; No Gas Tax Hike By VINCENT J. BURKE WASHINGTON (UPI) Law- makers agreed today that Con- gress won't raise gasoline taxes, boost postage rates or approve some of the spending cutbacks re- quested by President Eisenhower in his new budget. But Republicans and- Democrats said the President had handed the GOP a good campaign issue by making the unpopular proposals that Congress won't ac- cept in an election year. Refusal of the legislators to ap- prove Eisenhower's requests would melt away much of the surplus he envi- sioned for the fiscal year starting July 1. As a result, the Republicans probably will be accusing the Democratic controlled Congress next fall of wrecking chances for the 1961 tax cut for which the President held out hope. Democrats, ot course, are hop- ing to make political hay of their refusal to go along with Eisen- hower's recommendations to pare some federal spending on hous- ing, veterans, water pollution farm conservation, hospital con- struction, and aid to schools near military installations. But some Democrats fear the President's budget will help the Republicans. "We'll have all the special in- terests demanding that we reject the Eisenhower budget proposals that hurt one Democral said. "Then, when we do, we'll have members of their groups criticizing us for spending the surplus." "Politically, the new budget is one Republican said privately. "It holds out hope for a tax cut next year if if the Democratic Congress does a lot of things we know it's not going o do. The recommended boost in jasoline taxes and postage rates won't hurt Republicans because it won't happen. Besides, Republi- ans running for office don't have o endorse it." Simply by taking no action at all OP Eisenhower's plea for a >enny boost in the cost of mail- ng a letter and for cancellation Absenteeism took a slight in- crease at the Cridersville School oday while Wapakoneta schools reported a slight drop in student llness. Mrs. Carl Place secretary to the superintendent reported 58 students were absent in Criders- ville in addition to three teachers. Monday 54 students were absent. She said there was a slight im- >rovement in attendance at the ligh school, however, more stu- dents were absent in the first and second grades. Pills Kill Lima Tot SALEM, ILL. A two-year-old Lima area boy died late Monday night in the emergency room of a hospital here after having taken an overdose of his grandfather's rheu- matism pills. Grant Crosley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Crosley of 900 Shaw nee road, was dead on arrival at the community hospital. The parents on a visit to the paternal grandparents, the Harry Crosleys of Sarnia. HI., told Lima friends this morning by phone that the tot had climbed up to a bed- room dresser and took the pills prescribed to ease the grandfath er's pain. The child went into a coma and never recovered. Survivors include the parents and a sister, Marlin and a brother Mark; the paternal grandparents and the maternal grandparents the Claude Hannas of Kin Moundy Dl. Funeral services will be in Kin Moundy Thursday at a.m in the Linton Funeral Home. Buri- al will be in Kin Moundy. of scheduled reductions in tele- phone and travel taxes, Congress would eliminate about 000 of the projected budget sur- plus. Legislators agreed that postal rates would not be boosted and many members said it was doubt- ful that Congress would rescind the scheduled July 1 cuts in com- munications and transportation levies. Eisenhower's tax program also called for extension for another year of the higher taxes levid during the Korean war on corpo- ration profits, liquor and ciga- rettes. But Congress is certain to go along with him on that. Flu Absenteeism Up At Cridersville She said there is no indication the school will be closed unless more teachers become ill. At Wapakoneta public schools a total of 161 students were out, reportedly because of influenza. At Wapakoneta High School 35 students were out today; 44 were out at Blume Elementary and 82 were out at Centennial Elemen- tary- School. Monday there were 182 students out of class, mostly from the lower grades at Cen- tennial School. Monday 98 students were out Annexation Cry Renewed Annexation, a onetime contro- versial subject which died a not- :oo-silent death, came to life again last night in City Council cham- >ers. Northland is passing petitions 'or annexation to the City of Lima and Westwood has formed a com- mittee for a similar purpose. Councilman Robert F. Kemmer, chairman of the annexation com- mittee, brought the moves to tight during council's regular weekly session. It was the first mention of an- nexation in City Hall since Shaw- nee and Bath Townships fought for incorporation more than a year ago. The Northland area seeking an- nexation is bound on the south by Robb Avenue, on the east by N. West Street Road, on the north by Brower Road and on the west by the N. Cole Street Road. Kemmer said die area consisted of approximately 382 acres and would be annexed for municipal purposes only. It win remain in Elida School District County commissioners rejected the area's move for annexation back in 1968 because tax rates would put it out of the 10-mill limitation required by law. In August, 1959, the problem was hurdled by a new state law which permits the area to pay the pro- tected rate of 3.90 mills. This will make a total of 9.K mills in taxes, under die 10-mill limit In 1998, the am would bavs lad to pay a total 11.70 mills. Kemmer said the area presently jays 16.50 mills outside of the 10- mill limitation. "But upon annexa- he said, "this would in- crease only .50 mills which is the amount Lima residents pay on the sewage disposal bonds and the Ottawa River Improvement bonds." he continued, "would be offset by the lower sewer rates." The total tax rate would be 26.10 compared to the present rate of 25.60. Kemmer applauded the area's move and said it would result in setter water and sewer rates and well as more adequate lighting and police and fire protection. Westwood, Kemmer said, is try- ing to annex the portion already in Lima City School District. A steering committee has already been formed, he said. at St. Joseph High School while today a total of 55 were reported out. There are 39 students out of grade school classes and 16 out of high school classes. All schools in Logan County are in session today according to the county superintendent's office. All but two of the schools in Logan County were closed Mon- day due to icy roads. Mrs. Elinor Smith reported in- fluenza has struck most of the schools in the county. "Howev- she added, "there is no alarming number of students ab- sent at any of the schools. Attendance figures in Lima pub- lic schools showed an increase over Monday, Raymond Dixon, pupil personnel director said this norning after a spot check of city schools. At Senior High School where 1587 students are enrolled, 97 are absent; at South Junior High where 915 are enrolled, 68 are ab- sent; at Washington McKinley where 586 are enrolled, 54 are absent and at Roosevelt where 463 are enrolled, 28 are absent. At Lima Central Catholic High School, school authorities report 25 students are absent They have a total enrollment of 580 students Inside The Lima News Amusements 18 Classified ..................14-15 Comics Crossword 8 Deaths 4 Editorial Page 11 Serial Sports TV Log Women Teen 12-13 II 10 State Pay Hiked By MYRON FEINSILBER COLUMBUS (UPI) Ohio's ar- my of civil servants has receivec :he first installments of a pay aoost of nearly 10 million dollars a year, but the groans of discon- tent today seemed to be louder than the murmurs of approval. The complaints came from two groups those who did not share in the salary increases and those who felt they lost status througl reclassifications. Some of the complaints even reached the governor's ears. But the chief spokesman for Ohio's 55.000 civil servants said he felt the first general overhaul oi the state's personnel machinery n 47 years was just and appears to have been fairly administered so far. The spokesman, Nelson Watkins, executive secretary of the Ohio Civil Service Employes Assn. (See HIKED on Algeria Revolt Threatened PARIS (UPI) A group of French officials in Algeria today threatened an armed uprising against President Charles de Gaulle. The mayors of the Algiers re- gion, meeting at Algiers city hall, issued a communique after ru- mors spread that De Gaulle woulc enlarge his peace offer to the Al gerian rebels. "Gen. De Gaulle is planning to take grave it eaid "He must be told that the people of Algeria want to remain French. It (Algeria) is prepared to show its will by any and every means, even by rising in arms i: need be." The communique said "negotia tions with cutthroats" (an appar- ent reference to the rebete) woult not be tolerated, and if necessary Algeria "will take the law into its own hands." The Mayors' federation has crit- icized De Gaulle before. But this was the first time it spoke in a public communique of "rising in arms." De Gaulle has offered Algeria the eventual right to decide its future if the rebels stop their war. But there were rumors tha he soon may have something new to say on his peace offer. The French in Algeria fetr a peace settlement would leave them at the rebels' mercy. PENSIVE MOOD Carole Tregoff appears intent as she reads the tran- script of her murder trial during a brief recess. Earlier she heard witnesses describe three separate "love nests" rented by her co-defendant, Dr. Ber- nard Finch, in which they stayed at times prior to the death of Mrs. Bar- bara Finch, the doctor's wife. (UPI Telephoto) Friend Says Carole w Hunted 'Shady Character' By JACK V. FOX LOS ANGELES Williams wishes he never had taken that college course in phi- losophy because today it had him right in the middle of the Finch- Tregoff murder trial. Williams, 21, was a childhood friend of red-haired Carole Tre- goff who is accused with her lov- er. Dr. Bernard Finch, of slaying the surgeon's brunette wife, Bar- bara. Williams also was a frightened young man on the witness stand Monday and he probably will be even more shaken after cross- examination on his story he helped Miss Tregoff find a man capable of murder for hire. The state charges Finch, with Carole at his side, did the job himself with a gun after the man in Las Vegas was paid for the killing but squandered the money and forgot his end of the deal. Mrs. Finch was shot to death outside her Los Angeles home July 18. There was almost a brother- sister relationship between him- self and Carole, Williams testi- fied. She was three years older and lived with his family from the first time of his memory un- til she went of her own eight years ago. Williams is now a third year student at the southern branch of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. One of the courses he took last semester was philosophy with another young man named Rich- ard Keachie, who boasted of his connections with the "rackets" in Las Vegas. With actress Gail Patrick and the Movieland wives of James Mason and composer David Rose hanging on his words, William told the jury that Carole last Ma> came back to live with him, his father and his grandmother in Las Vegas for a few weeks. Williams said Carole discusset Finch on many occasions. Plane Burns 8 Hours By RONALD HAMM HOLDCROFT, Va. (UPI) A apital Airlines Viscount crashed nto a dry creek bed Monday ight and all 50 persons aboard fere killed, including three chil- ren. The British made turbo-prop lane fell cnly 50 miles short o{ s Norfolk, Va. destination. The craft fell almost straight a ons escue worker the vie- ,ms were cremated in their seats. Rescue teams could not get lose to the fiercely-burning plane and firemen had to watch it burn they could not get their equipment to the scene. Bums Eight Hours The wreckage burned for al- most eight hours. The plane crashed at about p.m. e.s.t and it was daylight before any- one could get close enough even to poke into the wreckage with sticks. Search crews tramped the area around the burning plane throughout the night but could find no sign that anyone escaped the inferno. Officials said identifying tha would be a difficult task. Due to their condition, dental x- rays will be about the only way to do it. At least four people living in he densely wooded area heard and saw the plane crash. Farmer Irving Wallace, one of the first persons on the scene, said the fuel tanks began explod- ng just as he got there. "Three guys were laying there n the fire but I couldn't tell how many more were he said. 'You couldn't get close enough to ell." Engines "Cut Off' Wallace and other residents of he area said they heard the plane ircling. One person said he heard he engines racing and slowing and then they "just cut off." Soldiers called :n from Ft. Eus- is, Va., brought out the first charred bodies from the still mouldering wreckage about 8 a.m. e.s.t. Two baskets contained the slackened remains of what offi- :ers said could be as many as our bodies. A Capital spokesman said it was hoped the seating arrange- ment of the passengers might lelp in the identifications. The plane crashed on the farm >f R.H. Tench who said he heard he plane "zoom overhead and then heard a loud thud." Mrs. Tench said the plane was "so ow it rattled the windows" in the couple's home, the nearest to the crash scene. Laws Conflict On Pay For Firemen Vacations Lima firemen last night were trapped on an aerial ladder be- tween city and state laws re- garding vacation pay. State law, according to Di- rector of Law Roger D. An- drews, simply gives firemen the right to two weeks paid vaca- tion. But, the city charter claims They Always Felt Safe With Charlie STEVENSON, Ala. (UPI) There was never any reason for the farm families of Jackson County, Ala., to worry about their children once the kids were safely aboard Charlie Beavers' big Mack and yellow school but. There was no reason for a whistling freight train to slice through the midsection of Bea- vers' but at ajn. Monday at an unobstructed grade cross- ing. But it did, and four children are dead. Eight others are fight- ing for their lives in hospitals. Beavers, 52, was an experienced and careful driver. He reported brake trouble last week, and the were repaired. Some of the children who rode his bus were members of his own family. Two of them killed and two others hurt, and Charlie Beavers' back was broken in the wreck. Brothers and Sbten KilM Two brothers and two sisters were killed instantly in the crash which a witness said "sounded like the train had blown up." They were Foster, 16, and Leonard Beavers, 9, sons cf the bus driv- brother; and Frances, 10, and Mary Grace Corbitt, 8, daugh- ters of Albert Corbitt. Sheila Beavers, 7, daughter of another brother of the driver, and Harold W. McCrary, 11, were taken to Erlanger Hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn., 90 miles away because of the seriousness of their injuries. The other injured in fair condition at a hospital in Scotts- boro, Ala., the county seat, with the exception of James Larry Cor- bitt, 7, son of Jack Corbitt. He was in poor condition. "My Brakes Failed" Sheriff Fred Holder, Beavers' lifelong friend, was one of the few to talk to Beavers in the hos- pital. Beavers, stunned by pain shock and heavy sedation, pleaded with Holder to tell him the worst and then began to cry. "Fred, I just couldn't help it at he told the sheriff. "My brakes failed. I didn't hear the train. I stepped on my brakes and nothing happened. "I couldn't help it, Fred." "I know it, the sheriff said. "I know it." they are eligible only for one week vacation after one year service and two weeks after two vears service Andrews said a recent ruling gave the city charter precedence over state legislation. Councilmen asked Andrews to put his opinion in writing so it could be taken up at another session. The matter was also referred to the Civil Service Board. Chief Walter Hydaker said hd had been going by state law in the past, giving firemen two weeks vacation. The issue ap> plies only to the five new fire- men recently hired. The matter came to council's attention in a letter written by Dallas E. Foster, recording sec- retary of Local 334 of Limn Firefighters. Foster said he thought coun- cil should grant a two-week va- cation u a "moral obligation." IN FW SPA PERI IF.WSPA.PFJ ;