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* The Daily Chowanian * Volume 1 — Number 14 Murfreesboro, Norlh Carolina, Norember 20, 1959 Associaled Press President Eisenhower Turns Down Suggestion WASHINGTON AP — President Eisenhower has turned down a suggestion that he take a top Dem ocratic leader with him on his foreign tour next month. He said he thought a pre-de parture discussion with congres sional leaders of both parties would be more useful. He said he has already proposed such an ar rangement. The President stated his views in a letter to Sen. Thomas J. Dodd D-Conn from Eisenhower’s vaca tion headquarters in Augusta, Ga. Dodd made the letter public Thurs day night. There was no further comment from Eisenhower. The letter was in reply to a sug gestion Dodd made last week that one or more Democrats experi enced in international affairs be invited to make the trip. He specifically suggested former Presi dent Harry S. Truman, among others. Eisenhower leaves Dec. 3 on a 20,000 mile tour of 11 nations. Bullet To Stay In Young Boys Neck SPARTANBURG AP — Little Hal Comer of Spartanburg is go ing at full tilt today despite a bullet in his neck. The lead slug ripped into him three days ago while he and his brother were playing firecrack er with live bullets. Hall, 5, was hit when a bullet that was heated with a match suddenly fired. It just missed his jugular vein and stopped before hitting his spine. “It made a big sound, mom my,” Hal told his mother. Doctors say they plan to leave the bullet where it is unless com plications set in, rather than dig in among all the vital spots to probe for it. 17 Prospects For East Carolina Prexy GOLDSBORO, N.C. AP — The records of prospects for the presi dency of East Carolina College at Greenville were studied here Thursday by a screening commit tee. The committee is seeking a suc cessor to Dr. John D. Messick who resigned recently after 10 years in the post to become vice director of the National Commission on Special Education and Rehabili tation in Washington. Committee Chairman Henry Belk, editor of the Goldsboro News- Argus, said about 17 persons have been suggested. None was identi fied. Flu-Cured Tobacco Drop Will Fall On East Belt RALEIGH AP — An estimated 20 million dollar drop in flue-cur- ed tobacco income for North Caro lina will fall heaviest on Eastern and Old Belt growers. W. P. Hedrick, marketing spe cialist with the State Agriculture Department, said Thursday the prospect is for Tar Heel farmers to receive some 407 or 408 mil lion dollars for the 1959 crop. This would compare with last year’s return of about 427 million. Gais Prices Down CHARLOTTE, N.C. AP — The gas price yoyo was down today over North Carolina for most standard brands. The follow-t h e-leader pricing by major oil companies started a new Thursday after Gulf Oil Co announced a 5-cent per gallon cut for all grades. By nightfall, all of the companies with the excep tion of Pure Oil and Atlantic Re fining had followed suit with 5- cent cuts. WORLD BRIEFS Promoted FT. HENNING AP — Maj. Gen Robert H. Wienecke, commander of the 2nd infantry division here since July of last year, will become chief of the military assistance group in Pakistan in May. He came here from Washington shortly after a tour of duty at Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. Two To Run PUFFALO. N.Y. AP — Canisiu' College freshmen are having a time picking a class president. Two of the campaigners, Dan and Dennis Dee of Buffalo, are near identical twins. Stock Market NEW YORK AP — The stock market moved slightly higher early today in moderately active trading. Most leading stocks were frac tionally higher. Some gains of about a point were made. A num ber of prices were unchanged. Among the electronics, Ampex added more than 3 but there was little action in others of this group. The market was up at the start with the ticker tape late briefly. Prices held as trading slowed. Steels recovered slightly. U. S. Steel and Bethlehem gained frac tions. Republic Steel was firm. Yacht Located Invents New Telephone; Keeps Number Till Call Is Though CHARLESTON, S.C. AP — The Coast Guard said today that the missing yacht, Sehcorsed, enroute from Wildwood, N.J. to Fort Lau derdale, Fla., has been located off Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Coast Guard said that “all is well aboard” the vessel, which left New Jersey Nov. 11 with three aboard and had been since unreported. The Coast Guard said the vessel was located by aircraft. Graham To Hold African Crusade CHARLOTTE AP — Schedule for the African Crusade of evan gelist Billy Graham was an nounced today by Dr. Jerry Bea- van, in charge of preparatory work. Dr. Graham will be in Mon rovia, Liberia Jan. 21 and 22 to climax a week of meetings head ed by Associate evangelist How ard Jones. He will move to Ghana for meetings in Accra Jan. 24 and 25, and in Kumasi Jan. 26. Asso ciate evangelist Leighton Ford of Charlotte will precede Dr. Graham in both cities with ral lies. Dr. Graham will have his main effort in Nigeria with meetings in Lagos, Ibadan, Kaduna, Enu- gu and Jos. Assisting him with advance rallies will be associat evangelist Grady Wilson of Char lotte, Associate evangelist Roy Gustafson and Jones. The cru- ,;ade will end Feb. 12 at Jos. Chairman States; Dinner Is For Funds RALEIGH AP — The chair man of North Carolina’s Demo- crtic party disclaimed any know- Vdge of strategy session of Deep ‘^outh politicians at a fund raising dinner tonight in Columbia, S.C. Woodrow Jones said that all he knows about the dinner is that it is to raise funds for South Car- o'ina. Reports from Columbia indicat ed that a private caucus is ex pected which will bring together top party leaders from North Caro lina, Alabama, Mississippi, Tenne ssee, Georgia and Soutli Carolina Jones said Tar Heel Democrats will have no official representa tive unless he finds time to go. Reports on the meeting said Her man Moore of Charlotte would go as Tar Heel representative. Jones said Moore is not repre senting the party, adding “he is "oing at the request of John Lar ins national committeeman, who was invited but will not be able to attend.” Jet and Car Collide FOREST RIVER, N.D. AP — The pilot was unhurt and the dri ver suffered only a cut finger from ’’roken glass when an Air Force jet collided with a car while mak ing an emergency landing on a BOSTON AP — In this case, necessity to reach a popular girl by telephone was the mother of invention. The invention is a device which without continued operation, keeps calling a busy telephone number until the call gets through. The inventor is Vinod Sundra, a native of New Delhi, India, now an engineer with Clevite Transis tor Products, Waltham, Mass. He told all about the invention and demonstrated it at an elec tronics show in Boston. Sundra said every time he tried to reach a certain young lady, a student at Simmons College, her line was busy. So Sandra went to work and developed a mechanism which keeps trying the number. When the connection is made a buzzer goes off at the caller’s end and he can pick up his telephone and be gin his conversation. The mechanism keeps trying with such frequency that no one can nip in ahead of it. The device not only got Sundra his dates but it gave him his bach elor of science in electrical en gineering thesis at Massachu setts Institute of Technology. nearby ^avel road Thursday. “That jet just filled up the whole road and I steered for the ditch,” said William Krause. 62, Grand Fork, N.D. Duane Oswold, 23, pilot of the F86 fighter ship from the Grand Forks Air Force Base, said he pick ed the road fm- a landing when his jet engines quit and he came down at 180 m.p.h. Rocket Goes Up To 150 But Fails To Release Sodium Fraink James Son Dies In Missouri LIBERTY, Mo. AP — Robert Franklin James, only son of the infamous Frank James and a ne phew of Jesse, is dead. The 82-year-old retired farmer died Wednesday night in a hospi tal here. Cause of his death was not announced. He was the only son of Frank imes, chief lieutenant of the lesse James gang of train and ank robbers who plundered the Vlidwest after the Civil War. Paid To Pose BATON ROUGE, La. AP — For mer Gov. Jimmie Davis termed dis gusting the accusation by an op posing candidate for governor that Davis paid All America halfback Billy Cannon of Louisiana State $1,000 to pose for a political pic ture. WASHINGTON (JP) — For the second day in a row rocket sci entists failed to release a cloud of sodium vapor 150 miles above Wallops Island, Va. The rocket worked fine, but again the sodium did not eject as planned. The same thing happened Thursday at dawn when civilian space scientists lofted a two- stage Nike-Asp rocket to 160 miles, but got no spectacular cloud of vapor. Only the first of the series of three sodium cloud experiments -at dusk Wednesday — worked correctly. That cloud caught the sunUght above the earth’s sha dow and the flare was visible as far north as Worcester, Mass. No more sodium rockets are scheduled at this time at the Na tional Aeronautics and Space Administration installation at Wallops Island. Today’s rocket reached a height of 147 miles, NASA said, “but sodium ejection was not observed. Cause of the failure was not determined.” 56th Anniversary of Powered Flight KILL DEVIL HILLS N. C. AP —An admiral and an airlines president will be featured speeik- ers here Dec. 17 at the 56th anni versary of powered flight. The speakers will be Rear Adm. Peter V. Volmar, com mandant of the 5th Coast Guard District at Norfolk, and Tom Davis, president of Piedmont Airlines, Winston-Salem. The ceremonies win be held at the base of the Wright Broth ers monument, near the spot where the brothers, Orville and WUbur, conducted the first powered flight. The annual celebration is spon sored by the Kill Devil HUIs Memorial Society, the National Park Service and the Air Force Assn. With the exception of some markets in the Old Belt area, the flue-cured auction season has end ed for North Carolina. The Eastern Belt had produc tion of more than 38 million pounds under 1958, accounting for the drop in income. The belt had a gain in average price of about 80 cents per hundred pounds over last year. In contrast, the North Carolina Old Belt has racked up a price average about $4 per hundred pounds below the 1958 figure. Old Belt poundage is about the same as last year. The Middle Belt income held about steady with last season. Growers of the North Carolina Border Belt came out ahead of last year. Hedrick said production over the entire 5-state flue-cured area will be down about two million pounds, and the average price about ^ to 40 cents per hundred lower. He estimated the overall loss in income at around 6 mil lion dollars. Motor Scooters Are Big Killers CHICAGO AP — More than 100 persons were killed and more fhan 4,000 others injured in motor scooter accidents in 1958, the Na tional Safety Council said today. Most of the casualties, the coun cil said, were the operators them selves. Man Denies Posing As Medical Student NEWARK, N. J. AP — J o h n Willie Covington has denied that he posed as a medical student to set a hospital job, and police say they can find no law he has vio lated in this respect, Covington served six weeks at Marfland Medical Center aiding interns and performing a nmn- ber of snturing tasks. Martland claims he originally stated he had studied at several universities. He was fired when the hospital learned otherwise. But Covington insists that Mart land required only an oral exami nation before he was accepted there. TTte only credentials asked, he said, was proof that he had applied to be a medical student. Covington, a 23-year-oId Negro, is being held by police for an en tirely different charge—that of passing a $10 bad check. Police say he passed the check Oct. 24 to rent a dinner jacket so he could appear with a chnrch chior. Police Ambushed BELFAST, Northern Ireland AP — Two Northern Ireland po licemen were ambushed and seri ously wounded today while patrol- ing the border with the Iri^ Re public. The attackers were believed members of the outlawed Irish Republican Army, which wages a guerrilla campaign to drive the British out of the North and unite Ireland. The Weather NORTH CAROLINA: Mostly sunny and mild today, high in the low to mid 60s exce^ in the up per 50s in the mountains; some cloudiness and a little warmer tonight, low generally in the up per 30s; Saturday, increasing cloudiness and continued mild with chance of occasional rain west portion by night.