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Volume 1 — Number 22
Murfreesboro, North Carolina, December 11, 1959
Marliol Uw is Detlared at Wil»n
And Company Because of Big Strike
WASHINGTON AP— The gov
ernment, using a don’t-get-ex-
cited approach, has announced
a ban on sales of poultry fat
tened with a hormone which can
The hormone is called diethyl-
stilbestrol, or stilbestrol.
Its use in fattening poultry is
being discontinued, and birds
already grown with its use are
being voluntarily taken off the
market, it was announced.
But with last month’s cran
berry scare still echoing, offic
ials gave these added assur
ances to housewives about stil-
Lambert Head of
bert, a member of the State High
way Patrol since it was organized
in 1929, will become its new com-
mandsr Jan. 1, succeeding retir
ing Col. James R. Smith.
The appointment was made
Thursday by Motor Vehicles Com-
m ssioner Ed Scheldt, subject to
the approval of Gov. Hodges.
Smith, 53, announced Tuesday
that "personal circumstances,
largely having to do with the
health of my wife,” made his re
Like Smith, Lambert, 52, rose
through the patrol ranks. Since
195a, he has been director of the
patrol’s enforcement division. Be-
fcre being appointed major, he
was troop commander at Greens
boro and Greenville.
Lambert, a native of Louisburg,
is a graduate of the FBI National
Academy. For the past 15 years
he has been secretary-treasurer of
the North Carolina Police Execu
If you have a chicken in the
refrigerator, feel safe to use it
if the skin, liver and kidneys are
discardsd. No residue of the
syntlietic hormone has been
found in the white or dark meat.
Secretary of Welfare Arthur
S. Flemmmg tcld a news con
ference Thursday of the volun
He said authorized manufact
urers of stilbestrol for use in
poultry have agreed to suspend
its sale immediately. The poul
try and retail food industries
have been asked to arrange for
an immediate halt to the sale
,]f stilbastrDl-treated birds.
Flemming said he had talked
with retail food and poultry rep
resentatives and was confident
they would suspend such sales.
The hcrmcne has been used in
inly about 1 per cent of the poul
try grown in the United States-
Maj. D. T. Lam-' mostly in birds sold in the New
■ York City and Los Angeles
Flemming said stilbestrol in
duces cancer in test animals
when it is fed to them over com
paratively long periods of time.
Only minute residues of th
hormone hive been found in the
skins, livers a”d kidneys of mar
ket po-ultry, he added.
ALBERT LEA, Minn. AP — Na
tional Guardsmen with fixed bayo
nets dispersed a jeering crowd of
several hundred persons at the
strike-torn Wilson Packing Co.,
plant today to back up Gov. Orville
Freeman’s declaration of martial
law in Freeborn County.
The crowd was apparently hoot
ing not at the soldiers but at non
union production workers whom
the guardsmen turned away from
the Wilson gates as they reported
for work this morning.
The guard, moving swiftly aft
er the governor’s call to maintain
law and order, shut down the
Wilson plant to all but non-union
supervisory and clerical workers.
The production workers, hired by
Wilson to replace striking union
workmen, showed up in numbers
today apparently before they got
word the troops were called out
and the plant shut down.
A detachment of 80 guardsmen
arrived at the plant on the edge
of this southern Minnesota city of
13,5C0 shortly before daybreak.
They formed two ^oups on ei
ther side of the main plant en
Two days of violence at the gi
ant packing plant were touched
off Wednesday night when a thou
sand massed pickets blocked non
union workers from leaving the
Cancer not Caused
CHICAGO AP—The American
Medical Assn. Journal says
there is insufficient evidence
“to warrant the assumption””
that cigarette smoking is the
major factor in the increase in
A journal editorial Thursday
questioned conclusions in a re
port by Dr. Leroy E. Burney,
Man Dies in Fire
GOLDSBORO, N. C. AP —
George T. Joyner, 37, suffo
cated in his burning home here
tod y while apparently trying to
re ach a telephone to call for
h’Ip. The family’s kitten died
be side him in the living room of
the four-room frame dwelling.
Fire Chief C. W. Howell, who
discovered the body, said Joyn-
tr lay beside a telephone table,
acrcss a hall from a bedroom
where the fire apparently start
ed of unknown causes.
Firemen quoted Mrs. Joyner
as saying her husband was a
lone in the home and that she
had spent the night with
Ccrcner I. T. Seymour as
cribed death to suffocation.
Woman Shot and
Robbed in Night
ANGIER, N. C. AP — A Har
nett County woman who was shot
and robbed at her farm home
T*’ursdav remained in very criti-
„„i Hospital in
Farnett Sh“riff Wade Stewart
h" w's holding Edward Mc-
'"ci'' 2’i N^'To migrant laborer,
C. M. Duoree. wealthy farmer,
bis wife. Mildred, about 60.
slumped unconscious by her bed
when he returned from Angier | Times correspondent, Mrs. Ruby
T’’iirsdav afternoon. She had been | Hart Phillips, and Edward Scott
shot over the left eye. Contents of
her purse were scattered near the
bed—except for $100.
An intensive manhunt was called I
off after McNeill was a^ested I
walking along a road some distance
from the Dupree home. He was
tak^n to Raleigh for a lie detector,
The sheriff said McNeill admit
ted having been at the Dupree
home prior to the robbery-shoot-
ng but that he denied having any-
hing to do with it.
HAVANA AP — Fidel Castro’s
regime today arrested a second
foreign newspaper correspondent
after the recapture of American
Frank Austin Young.
Army intelligence agents picked
up Iran Aitken, 30, chief U. S. cor
respondent for Lord Beaverbrook’s
British newspapers, less than 24
hours after he returned from an
investigation of Young’s escape
from a jail in Pinar del Rio, in
western Cuba. Although Lord Bea
verbrook’s family name is Aitken,
he and his correspondent are not
Young, a 38-year-oId pilot-adven-
turer from Miami, was sentenced
to 30 years in prison Tuesday in
Pinar del Rio for conspiring a-
gainst Castro’s government. He es
caped Wednesday and made his
way to Havana, but his freedom
lasted less than 48 hours.
Cu'oan agents claimed Buchanan
was bringing bandages to Young,
who had hurt his leg in the es
Two armed agents picked up
Aitken after midnight at the Ha
vana office of the New York Times,
where he was talking with the
in the Journal two weeks ago.
Dr. Burney’s report listed
rocks. Three or four persons re
ceived minor injuries.
The striking United Packing
house Workers Union has been
without a contract at Wilson since
Sept. 1. Wilson broke off negotia
tions Oct. 29 when union workers
refused to work a nine-hour day.
Two weeks ago Wilson warned
anion employes they would be re
placed if they did not return to
work. On Nov. 30 Wilson began
production with non-union help.
Tobacco Sales End
Today in Va. and
The flue-cured tobacco sales
season ends today with final
auctions on the three markets
Closing out today were Dan
ville and South Boston in Vir
ginia and Winston-Salem, N. C.,
all members of the North
Carolina-Virginia Old Belt.
The three markets sold 460,-
838 pounds Wednesday averag
ing $41.11, up 78 cents from
Tuesday. T^e Stabilization Corp.
under the government loan pro
gram took 19.5 per cent of gross
For the season, the Old Belt
has sold 249,138,815 pounds av
eraging $53.33 per 100 pounds.
a British national and correspon
dent for the National Broadcasting
RALEIGH AP The Motor Ve-
licles Depirtment’s tally of
iigh'"av deaths and injuries for
'i-' 24 hours ending at 10 a.m.
Injured rural 17
'illed this year 1,086
'illed to date last year 1,007
Injured to Oct. 1, 1959 17,679
Injured to Oct. 1, 1958 15,000
Kohler Named Asst.
Secretary of State
WASHINGTON AP—The White
House said today PYesident Eisen
hower has named Foy D. Kohler,
veteran diplomat, to be assistant
secretary of state for European
Kohler has been deputy assist
ant since 1958. His formal nomi
nation will be sent to the Senate
next month. He succeeds Living
ston T. Merchant, recently pro
moted to undersecretary of state
for political affairs.
Kohler, 51, calls Toledo, Ohio,
his home town. He is a native of
Oakwood, Ohio, and has been in
the foreign service since 1931
when he graduated from Ohio
PELZER, S. C. AP—Joseph.
Lloyd Thomas, one of the na
tion’s 10 most wanted fugitives
wanted in connection with a
Shreveport, Li., bank robbery,
was cap.ured here Thursday
night by FBI agents.
Officers said The mas surrend
ered quietly when arrested at a
service station. He had two
hacksaw blades strapped to one
leg ard $125 in his shoes. A
loaded revolver was found be
hind his car radio.
The FBI said Thomas, former
Terre Haute, Ind., restaurant
owner, is under federal indict
ment as one of three men who
robbed the Commercial National
Bank of Shreveport, La., of
$31,030 Fjb. 13, li)53. A woman
teller was wounded in the hand
.luring the robbery.
Two of the bandits were cap
Lured and the third, identified
as 1 homas by the FBI, escaped.
Thomas, added to the most
vantcd list Oet. 21, had lived
lere fcr the past year with his
vife and two daughters under
;he name of George Clar'n
Ashley. Thomas operated a used
:ar bu3i less nere.
The FBI said Thomas was
jonvicted of car theft in Indiana
nd served jail terms. He also
served time for possession of a
Grand Jury will Hold Trial to See
Why Prisoners Broke Out of Ivy Bluff
YANCEYVILLE, N. C. AP—A
grand jury probe of the tough
Ivy Bluff Prison may be held
if a special session of court is
called to try 20 convicts who
escaped from the unit early
This was indicated Thursday
by Dist. Solicitor Charles M.
Neaves, who said he felt certain
a special term will be ordered
to try the 20 convicts on escape
Fourteen of the 20 have been
Machinery to begin the grand
jury probe will be set up “as
soon as reasonably possible,”
A grand jury investigation of
the Ivy Bluff Prison was sug
gested by Superior Court Judge
W. H. S. Burgwyn last month
following the trial of seven Ivy
Bluff inmates on charges of in
juring themse^.^es to avoid
treatment. Judge Burgwyn gave
work ’They complained of mis-
each an additional y e a r’s
smoking as the main factor in
the increase of lung cancer and
concluded that heavy smokers
were more prone to the disease.
“A number of authorities who
have examined the same evi
dence cited by Dr. Burney do
not agree with his conclusions.
Although the studies reveal a
relationship between cigarette
smoking and cancer that seems
more than coincidental, they do
not explain why, even when
smoking patterns are the same,
case rates are higher among
men than among women and
among urban than among rural
populations,” the editorial said.
NEW YORK AP—The lights
on Rockefeller Plaza’s annual
Christmas tree are' glowing
again. About 5,000 persons
watched Thursday 'light as
iTjore than 4,000 red, white
and green globes on the 70-
foot Norwegian spruce flashed
NEW YORK AP —Subway
change agent Clyde Vincent,
57, was found shot to death in
his booth Thursday night.
Police believe he defied a band
it's demand for money. The
cash box was intact.
Buck Shaw Rehired
PHILADELPHIA AP—The PhU-
adelphia Eagles of the National
Football League announced today
that Coach Lawrence T. Buck has
been rehired for the 1960 season.
Terms were not diKUssed.
The si ver-haired 60-y e a r-old
Shaw said he was “indeed happy’*
tT be asked to return. He made
it clear, however, he would retire
from the coaching profession at
the end of the I960 season. TTie
former Notre Dame star lineman
has been coaching since 1922.
Quarterback Norm Van Brocklin
would be his likely successer.
“It is a distinct pleasure,"' Shaw
declared, “to return as head
coach for the Eagles for the 1960
season which will be my last as
a football coach. This 1959 Eagles*
team has great p^^tential and is a
championship team in the making.
“But more than that, they are a
wonderful group of boys and it is
my pleasure to coach them. They
have tremendous spirit and give
all they have. No coach can ask
ROCHESTER, N. Y. AP —A
three-man moonwatch team
here said a brilliant blue-and-
white4ailed meteor flashed
across the eastern sky Thurs
day nig it and vanished in a
cloud-like explosion. One, Rus
sell E. Jenkins, said the meteor
! ad a tail “that trailed for
what seemed like several
BOSTON AP —The American
Cancer Society has undertaken
a six-year study of the living
habits of 15,000 families in 42
Massachusetts cities and towns
in a search for the cause of
cancer. The families will be
questioned about their dis
eases, operations, diet changes
and eating habits.
NORTH CAROLINA: Partly
cloudy east, increasing cloudiness
west portion today with chance of
some rain in the mountains by
late afternoon, high in the 50s
west, 60-65 east portion. Mostly
cloudy tonight and Saturday with
occasional rain Saturday and in
west portion tonight with low gen
erally in the 40s.