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Braves Play E.C.C. Frosh Tonight 8:00 * The Daily Chowanian * Volume 1 — Number 18 Murfreesboro, North Carolina, December 3. 19S3 Associated Press Budget-Missile to Take Lead in '60 Elections WASHINGTON It will be budget-balancing vs. the missile gap in the canter ring when the presidential election year Con gress meets next month. President Eisenhower signal ed his awareness the forthcom ing conflict between Republi cans and Democrats with news conference comments Wednes day outlining the administra tion’s position on both issues. St. Lawrence Close Seaway For Winter MONTREAL (i^P) — The St. Lawrence Seaway, opened last June by Queen Elizabeth II in her yacht Britannia, closes for the winter today after two tugs haul through a disabled straggler. The Norwegian freighter Salt- vik w i 11 be tugged into Mon treal harbor at the eastern end of the seaway, the last of more than 6,500 vessels passing through the locks in the 475-mil- lion-dollar waterway’s first sea son of operations. The Seaway officially opened last June 26 amid the blare of trumpets, 21-gun salutes, band fireworks. President Eisenhower joined the Queen on her sleek royal yacht for a 31-mile cruise at the start of the 185-mile waterway opening the Great Lakes to oceangoing shipping. The 1,680-ton Saltvik lost her electrical power on Lake Erie. The tugs James Battle and Sin- mac took her in tow and began a race to beat the seaway’s closing deadline, originally set for midnight Monday but pushed back when good weather held. WORLD BRIEFS Troubles LONDON, AP — The first Cou ple of the British theater, Sir Lau rence Olivier and Vivian Leigh, admit they are having marital troubles but say “they can best be worked out without help from any one outside.” Atomic Pile PARIS AP — A French atomic engineer, clad in heavy protective clothing, crept through searing heat to the heart of an atomic pile to learn why it had stopped func tioning. He apparently suffered no ill effects. In reporting this Wednesday, the French Atomic Energy Com mission said that such an opera tion had previously been thought too dangerous to understake. The Weather NORTH CAROLINA: Decreas ing cloudiness and somewhat colder today; light snow in the mountains generally ending early this morning; high rang ing from the low 40s in the mountains to the 50s elsewhere. Fair and colder tonight, low in the upper 20s in the mountains to the 30s elsewhere. Friday, mostly sunny and a little warmer. Eisenhower told the reporters that everybody who is a taxpay er ought to be thinking about what would happ>en if the gov ernment doesn’t curb inflation by b^ancing its budget. The President also cautioned against giving way to any “tre mendous hysterical urge” to abandon manned bombers and immediately p u t all the coun try’s defence eggs in the missOe basket. Tins advocacy of balance for ces in a period of defense weap on transition seemed certain to be seized upon by Republi cans in Congress to combat Democratic efforts to blame the administration for space fail ures and the lag behind the So viet Union in military missiles. Republicans will be on the de fensive m the space and miS sile argument. But they are hap pily looking forward to the chance to boom the drums for the balanced budget they con tend is necessary to prevent inflation. New Navy Destroyer Commissioned BOSTON iJP) — The Navy’s new* guided-missile destroyer leader Dewey, to be commis sioned Mondav. has the most advanced intellig^ence data and control center of any ship in the fleet, her builder says. The 512-feet Dewey, 140 feet longer than World W a r II d^=^ stroyers, was turned over to the N'avy Wednesday after a run from Bath, Maine, where she ’vas built. Capt. Stanley M. Alexander, Navy shipbuilding superintendent at Bath Iron works, predicted her perform ance will be a “revelation*’ tc her crew. She can fire both Terrier and Asroc missiles. Terrier is a sur face-launched antiaircraft weap on. Asroc is a rocket-launched homing torpedo for use against submarines. Crusade No Haumi MIAMI. FI. AP — Evangelist Billy Graham, who said he had seen “a few things which indicate a crusade would do no harm here,” has announced that he will ho!d a two-or three-week revival in Miami in 1961. Basketball Tonight Chowan Braves will play host to The E. C. C. Freshman tonight at 8:00 in their first home debate. This will be Chowan’s second scheduled game for the season. Their first game was play ed against Newport News Apprentice School, in which the Braves lost 72-49. the game being played hard by both teams. The Braves were unable to connect with the basket daring the second half as were the Apinrentice Sdiool. The score when time ran oat in the first half was 25 all. Tonight we ask for all stu dents to come oat and sup port the Braves in their ef forts to win over the E. C. C. Freshman. New Binlding RALEIGH AP — North Caro lina’s new 454 million dollar legis lative buHding wiH be designed by the architect who created the U. S. pavilion at the Bnisse's World’s Fair and the U. S. Era- bas5!v in India. The Legislative Building Com mission annoanced Wednesday it had selected Edward D. Stone of New York and the Raleigh firm of Holloway & Reeves to design tho new building. The next step awaiting the com mission is selection of a site for the building, okayed last spring by the General Assembly. Stnne has said his "impnlse” would be to construct the building astride Halifax Street, which runs into Capitol Square from the north. Watch To Be Kept Over Sessions RALEIGH AP — Standing com mittees to keep watch over state ’’ovemment between sessions of the General Assembly have been 'u^gested as a means of bringing the Legislatnre “closer to the people.” Rowan County Rep. George Uz- ?‘;1I, a Salisbury lawyer, offered the proposal Wednesday at a meet ing of the Commission on Re-orga nization of State Government. Highway TaJIy RALEIGH AP — The Motor Vehicles Department’s tally of highway deaths and injuries for the 24 hours ending at 10 a m to day: Killed 0 fnfured rural 20 K^i'Ied this year 1,060 Killed to date last year 974 Injured to Oct. I, 1959 17.679 Injured to Oct. I. 1958 15,000 Ike-Nehru Talks May Cover World Affairs NEW DRT.m, India (/P) — Prime Minister Nehru today said his talks with President Eisenhower probably will range over the entire world situation, including India’s border dispute with Communist China and any thing else. Terming his meeting next week with the U. S. President “most important,** Nehru told his monthly news conference: “I want to chat with him a- bout the lead he has given to ward finding a way out of the entanglements in which the world finds itself.** In a move to pin down the Chinese population in India, Nehru announced all foreign nationals—except those from British Commonwealth countries —are being required to register with the government. Previous ly^ foreigners wtio had lived in India prior to August 1943 were not req^uired to have residence permits. Nehru made clear the new rule was pron^ted by recent demonstrations in Calcutta sid ing with Red China in the t»r- der dis^ite. Verdict Uncertain For Two Americans HAVANA PP> — A military spokesman at Pinar del Rio said today there is no indication when military court verdicts in the case involving Ftank Austin Young of M i a m i, Fla., and Peter John Lambton of Nassau, win be announced. Thirty-six Cubans were tried with them on charges of at tempting to overthrow the Fidel Castro regime. Brazilian Air Force Seizes Three Planes RIO DE JANEIRO, BrazU W —Brazilian air force officers seized at least three planes in Rio today and flew off in a northerly direction, apparently in a revolt against President Jusceline Kubitschek. The Ministry of War went on a state of alert and War Minis ter Henrique Teixeira Lott con ferred with top government figures. Kubitschek placed Lott in charge of the nation’s defense. Government sources compar* ed the flight to the “picket revo lution” in 1956, shortly after Ku bitschek took office, when an air force major, captain and sergeant seized an emergency air strip in the Amazon Basin and took control of the town of Santarem. They l^ld out for 18 days before capitulating, and were granted amnesty. *niere as one report that four planes were involved. Both ver sions said the planes were C47s. One weE-informed source said aH the planes were loaded with air force officers. Military Bases MANILA AP — Foreign Secre tary Felixberfo Serrano said to day the main responsibility for protecting U.S. Military bases in the Philippines rests with the A- mericans themselves^ His comment to newsmen came after the IT.S. Embassy appealed to the Philippine government for better protection of American ser vicemen. There haTO been five major cases of armed robbery in two weeks at the U.S. Air Force Clark Base north of Manila. Ovniers Asked To Remove Animals From Outer Banks BEAUFORT. N. C. AP —Coun ty sbcriff Ho^ Salter lias set next Sanday as the deadine for removing rattie and ponies off Carteret Coonty's Outer Banks. AH ammals not removed by that date win be sofd at tiie courthouse here at noon lifinday. the sheriff said. Sheriff Salter will make a final inspection flight over the banks Straday. A recent figbt revealed approximateJy 18 cows and two or tfiree pair^s still on the banks. Salter said the antmalg belonged to rmftiKTwn parties. The I9S9 General Assembly pas sed a Taw prcAibiting the gra^g of cattle aod ponies on O^re Rankg and Portemouth Island in and ef fort to taft &nosioa. Most animals were removed last samnier, and observers say tfie grass and foliage are refuming in abundance to help anchor the sfrifltng sands. 140 Die In France As Dam Breaks FREJUS, France AP — A tow ering wall of water from a burst dam left a four-mile-wide path of destruction down the Reyran Riv er valley on the French Riviera today. The known dead numbered 140, with another 160 missing. Unofficial estimates, which could not be confirmed, put the death toll as high as 300. Millions of tons of water, banked up behind the 185-foot dam by fi\-e days of heavy rain, churned into (he peacefully sleeping farm valley Wednesday night, tearing away houses, splintering telegraph and telephone poles and cutting all communications with the outside. Not until dawn—hours after the Malpesset Dam burst—was the full tragedy apparent. The narrow valley 16 miles southwest of Cannes was a jum bled heap of twisted wreckage. The Flinch government mobil ized disaster forces and rushed the Aircraft Carrier Lafayette— formerly the USS Langley—to the scene to serve as a floating hospi tal and helicopter base off the coast. Terrified families were swept downstream, struggling to stay to gether. Many had just gone to bed when the flood struck. One 85-year- old woman floated seven hours on her bedroom dresser. An old man walking his dog was swept away in a second. Rescue workers in rubber boats tried to reach isolated houses and bring the injured and sick to shel ter. No help was immediately avail able for the villages upstream. It took many hours to get the first rescue teams there, and the wea^ rescuers found many people mis sing and survivors oBen wander ing in dazed silence. Frejus, about four miles below the dam, suffered less than the isolated villages up the valley. It was feared no houses were left standing along the upper reaches of the river. The wall of water was 6 feet high wiien it reached the town. Upstream it may have tow ered 40 feet in narrow stretches of the valley. The dam was holding back near ly 10 billion gallons of water and was sorely strained after the heavy rains. Kennedy Says Arms Race Heavy Burden DURHAM AP — Both the United States and the Soviet Un ion would “like to be free of the crushing burden of the arms race,” Sen. John F. Kennedy D-Mass says. Hie fold a Duke University au dience here Wednesday night, “It is far better that we meet at the summit than at the brink.” Still, Kennedy continiied, “hard facts of the matter are that the real roots of the Soviet-American conflict cannot be settled by negotiations.'’ Pointing to clashes in basic na tional interests of the two systms, the potential presidential candi date said we can find certain areas of agreement with the USSR and, he added. “We should concentrate our efforts on these potential areas of agreement."