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* The Daily Chowanian *
Volume 1 — Number 21
Murfreesboro, North Carolina, December 9. 1959
Plane Lost Since | Space Monkey Rest
Tuesday Found jjoday From Trip
BOGOTA, Columbia AP—The
Columbian navy reported today
that its patrol planes have sight
ed the wreckage of an airliner
missing since Tuesday with 46
The wreckage was seen in the
£an Bias Mountains in Panama,
the navy announced. There were
no signs of life.
The plane disappeared on a
flight from the San Andres
Islands to Cartagena, northern
Columbia.The San Andres are
Columbian islands east of Ni
caragua in the Caribbean.
The airhner, a twin-engine
C46, belongs to SAM, a private
The plane made it last radio
report Tuesday at 11:27 a.m., 20
minutes after talking off from
San Andres. There was no re
port of trouble.
The plane was carrying tou
rists returning to Cartagena and
Medellin after a holiday on the
islands. A free port was recent
ly declared on San Andres to at
tract tourists. About 20,000 per
sons, mostly English-speaking,
Lve on the islands.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex. AP —
Sam the space monkey rested to
day while scientists worked to
determine what his trip into
space means to man.
He was shot 55 miles up last
week in a Little Joe rocket from
Wallops Island, Va. He was fish
ed from the sea and sent to the
Aerospace Medical Center at
Brooks Air Force Base here. To
day he is back at his birthplace,
Scientists here said Tuesday
that one cf the flight’s main pur
poses was achieved when it was
demonstrated that the container
in which Sam made the trip
They are studying medical
data gathered from the instru
ments attached to Sam to get his
heartbeat, temperature, blood
oressure a-id other reactions
while in flight. They are not
ready to say what the instru
ments wUl show or what it will
mean in terms applied to main-
Ike Receives Greatest Ovation Ever
Received By Any Foreign Visitor
Russian Seaman is
Helped by U. S.
KODIAK, Alaska AP—For the
second time in nine months, a
Russian seaman was in need of
U.S. medical help today in the
stormy Bering Sea. For the sec-
ord time, help was on its way
from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Ths Soviet refrigerator ship
Jana radioed Tuesday that a
member of its crew was serious
ly ill. The Coast Guard flew a
plane with a doctor aboard from
Kodiak to Cold Bay, 400 miles
west of here in the Aleutieins, to
pick up the unidentified seaman
a-d f';' him to Kodiak Naval
The Jana is a member of th^
Soviet fishing fleet in the Bering
Sea. Last April the mother ship
of the fleet, the freezer Pische-
vaya Industriya, appealed for
help when a seaman fell over
The seaman was near death
with concussion. The Coast
Guard flew him to Elmendorf
A.r Force Base in Anchorage,
where he recovered. The Soviet
government thanked the United
States officially last month.
University of N. C.
ATLANTA AP — The chancel
lor of the desegregated Univer
sity of North Carolina says inte
gration has worked harnioniously
there, but that he has no idea
whether it would also work for
Georgia’s univers ty system.
“I do not care to pose as an
e.xpert on integration here because
I am not familiar with the nu-
mer'us local factors involved,
said Dr. WUliam B. Aycock.
“I can on'y speak for North
Carolina, where integration has
been no problem.”
Aycock said Negroes comprise
f>nly one half -f 1 per cent of the
University of North Carolina stu-
dent body-22 out of 7,959.
He said the reason for this were
that “it is only natural for a stu
dent to be m re incli^ to choose
to attend classes with members
of h s own race,” together with
the fact that North Carolina has
numerous good Negro colleges,
and that “it generally is more
expensive to attend a univers*ty
than a smaU co lege.
He said there have been no ra
cial incidents on the Norto Caro
lina campus at Chapel Hfll sijncc
integrated classes began in 1950.
In Stormy Seas,
I LONDON AP —Glanl waves in
the N'l’th Sea overturned a Nor
wegian freighter early today and
no trace was found of her 20
The disaster i^xHight to 108 the
dead or missing from the great
storm raging for the fifth day
around the coasts of Europe.
The Norwegian ship was the
1,719-ton E frida which radioed for
he’p off southern Norway and said
her crew was taking to a lifeboat.
Later in the morning the Oslo
motorship Buffalo reported she
h?d found the wreck of the El-
frida bottom up, six bodies and
two overturned lifeboats.
The N'Twegian liner Oslojord
reported finding a raft with no
Off the east coast of Scotland,
a Royal Navy tug and a light
house tender were standing by the
North Carr lightship, dragging to-
wprd the rocl^ coast with seven
At least two other ships were
reported in danger in North Eu
NEW DEXHI, India AP—India I “We are grateful to you and to
today gave President Eisenhower your country for this visit,” Neh-
the greatest ovation ever poured ru declared, his voice filled with
to a foreign visitor, hailing him emotion.
as a ‘ messenger of peace
No one will ever know exactly
how many Indians stood in their
dhotis and saris to cheer Eisen
hower along an 11-iniIe route from
airport to city. Police gue^d the
crowd at million, but it could
easily have been larger.
RALEIGH AP — The Motor Ve
hicles Department’s tally of high
way deaths and injuries for the
24 hours ending at 10 am. today;
Injured rural 18
Killed this year 1,078
Killed to date last year 1,004
Injured to Oct 1, 1959 17,6"^
Injured to Oct. 1, 1958 15,000
20 Escape Injury
HENDERSON, N. C. AP—Some
20 persons escaped serious injury
Tuesday night when several sticks
of dynamite exploded near a
struck Henderson cotton mill.
About 200 panes of glass were
broken in the blast. Three or four
persons suffered minor cuts.
Harriet-Henderson Cotton Mills
have been struck by the Textile
Workers Union of America in a
dispute which was a year old
Nov. 17- Strike-connected violence j
resulted in the dispatch of Nation
al Guardsmen last spring.
The scene has been relatively
quiet since May, although there
was one blast which damaged a
non-striker’s home last week. The
Guard pulled out in September
and left the law enforcement
chores with local officers.
Police said they believed Tues
day’s blast at the mill’s South
Henderson plant was caused by
from a passing vehicle. The dam-
several sticks of dynamite thrown
age was inflicted on the plant's
winding and spinning room.
Eisenhower responded with a
pledge that American leaders
will stand beside India’s leaders
in the quest for world peace.
“The Lord willing, that quest
w i 11 he successful,” Eisenhower
said. “All of us know the only
alternative to global war is peace.
Let us pray that even this little
step forward may have some use
ful purpose in furthering this
Indian radio announcers, de
scribing the vast outpouring of
the people, called this “a red-let
ter day in Indian history.” They
said the welcome was the biggest
ever given a foreign visitor.
Eisenhower and Nehru stood in
the car as it passed through New
Delhi’s streets. The 75year-old
Prasad, remained seated.
Wake Forest Football Coach Named
As ACC Coach of the Year
RALEIGH AP — Wake Forest,
Football Coach Paul Amen has i fVffiPP
been named “Coach of the year” | » vOttCvO
of the Atlantic Coast Conference
for the second time in four sea
The 1959 team won six and lost
four and ended the season with
a dazzling 43-20 upset triumph
ciai nn.juc.u,.c - - over South Carolina. It was Wake
Una campus at Chapel Hill s^e,
Biggest Manhunt Ever Conducted
Started Today for Convicts
IVY BLUFF, N.C. AP — Hun
dreds of officers, using planes
and bloodhounds, conduted a
massive manhunt today for 19
heavily armed and dangerous
convicts still at large from Tues
day’s break from North Caro
lina's toughest prison here. One
convict was recaptured.
Two helicopters from Ft.
Bragg joined the hunt today,
the FBI announced. Several pri
vate planes also are being used
in efforts to spot any of the con
victs still in this area.
The fact that only a few cars
were reported stolen in this sec
tion led officers to believe at
least some of the escapees were
still hiding not far from this
prison site close to the Virginia
Four men, one of whom identi
fied himself with the escape
here, broke into a home in Mem
phis, Tenn., and criminally at
tacked a woman.
“I’m one of the 20,” one of the
men declared in what police said
was an obvious reference to the
LEWISTOWN, Pa. AP—A diesel
engine and 13 cars of a 17-car
Pennsylvania Railroad passenger
railroad train derailed early today
about 20 miles south of Lewistown.
Three persons suffered minor
injuries. Several others were
treated at the scene for shock,
niere were about 140 passengers
aboard the train.
The train—called the Cleveland
er—was enroute from New York
to Cleveland and had just pulled
out of Harrisburg.
Wake Forest opened the year
with victories over Florida State
and Virginia Tech. Then cime a
6-0 loss to T u I a n e before
triumphs over Karyland and
North Carolina State, both on
the strength of fourth period
North Carolina topped the
Deacs by 2 points, but Wake
came back to crush Virginia.
The only loss by more than a
touchdown was a 27-15 setback
issued by Duke.
Amen came to Wake Forest in
1956 after 12 years at West Point.
He was baseball coach there as
well as an assistant on the foot
ball staff. He also was an in
structor in English.
RALEIGH AP—Tobacco Asso-
f’fqtp'j to e^Ttablish an of
fice in EurrTT“ next April to as
sist in prrmoting overseas sales
of United States flue-cured leaf.
Directors of the agency voted
Tuesday to go ahead with earlier
plans towr-rd setting up the Eur
opean orr^Iet around April 1.
The office will assist in super
vising market development proj
ects, keep in touch with develop
ments in the European Common
Market and the other seven coun
tries of Europe and confer with
Tar Heel flue-cured farmers
voted last year to assess them
selves between 10 cents to $1 an
acre to finance the European of
In other developments. Tobac
co Associates directors recom
mended that growers use only
recommended chemicals on their
crop and continue producing a
mixture of varieties to meet the
needs of the trade.
Smith Retires from
Head of Highway
RALEIGH AP — Siver haired
James R. Smith is stepping down
as head of the State Highway
Patrol, closing a 30-year career
which he began as a patrolman
and is ending as commander.
Col. Smith, whose resignation
becames effective Jan. 1, said he
and his wife are looking forward
to “sort of a second honeymoon.”
Smith requested authority to
resign Tuesday in a letter to Mo
tor Vehicles Commissioner Ed
Scheldt. Scheldt accepted the re
signation with regret and prais
ed Smith for his service.
Scheldt said it stiU is too early
to consider naming a successor.
Th^ 53-year-oId commander
wrote Scheldt, “PersonEd cir
cumstances having largely to do
with the health of my wife make
I this reqpiest necessary.”
I Smith was a charter member
of the patrol, joining as a patrol-
I man in July, 1929. He held every
rank but corporal as he rose
through the ranks to the leader
ship of the 637-man outfit.
TROY, N.C. AP — Two
short-term cmivicts escaped to
day from a road gang working
The Mion^omery 0>o u n t y
sheriffs office identified the-
escapees as George H. Artin,
18, of Chicago, and Frank A.
Fox, 19, of Hickory. Both were
convict^ of minor crimes.
NORTH CAROLINA: Sunny to-
Two Men Die
— HENDERSON AP — Two men
day with high in the 50s in the were electrocuted today as they
■ j -I— prepared to decorate an outdoor
Christman free at the Henderson
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. plant.
Another man, George Poythress,
34, was hosiHtalized s u f fe r i n g
■ ’ - blow on the
mountains and around 60 else-
where. Generally fair and not
quite so cold in most sections to
night; low 25-30 in the mountains ___
to near 40 along the coast, "raurs-from shock and
day, some cloudiness and mild. head.
CUERNAVACA, Mexico AP
— About 20 Meadcans are fear
ed dead in a bus which skidded
OQ a curve near Cuernavaca
Tuesday, plun^d into an em
bankment and cau^t fire. Am
bulances brou^t 13 bodies and
11 injured persons to this re
MOSCOW AP — lYemier 1«-
kita Khrushchev arrived in
Lvov today the Soviet news a-
gency Tass announced. Khrush
chev, on his way home from
the Hungarian Communist par
ty congress at Budapest, is on
a tour of the Ukraine.