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THE DAILY CHOWANIAN
Volume 1 Number 24 Murfreesboro, North Carolina, December 16, 1959 Associated Press
Governor Hodges Meets With Prison 5fee| NoW BemO PoUrcd Out;
Officials on Ivy Bran rroblem — ■ - ,
Strike Settlement Pressure Building
RALEIGH AP — “You don’t
have to mistreat anybody and you
don’t have to go in and quote any
poetry to them,” Gov. Hodges said
Tuesday in suggesting a get-tough
policy at the state’s Ivy Bluff
"If I had to make a choice to
day between coddling and being
too tough, I’d be tough,” the gov
ernor told a special meeting of the
State Prison Commission.
The commission met to discuss
last week’s bold breakout of 20
prisoners from the stern rock
quarry unit for incorrigibles.
Prison Director W. F. Bailey an-
acunced the firing of Ivy Bluff
Supt. J. D. Meadows after an in-
V. stigation “clearly established
that personnel laxity was the chief
reason for the escape.”
Mjadows was succeeded by
Mack R. Hubbard, major of the
gujrd and third in command at
K,aleigh’s Central Prison. Hubbard
is a 12-year prison department ve
Air Force Captain
Miles Above Earth
LOS ANGEL’='« A P — The man
who has soared hiPher than any
other human can’t >»iv“ much of a
description of h'~w it lonVs nearly
20 miles above the earth.
He didn’t have time for a good
“It was still blue—blit percepti
bly darker, said Capt.-Ten B. Jor-
rinn after piloting an Air Force
Star Fishter to a wor'd altitude
record of 103.395.5 feet Tuesday.
Jordan said he got one fast look
out of the cockpit at the peak of
his flieht. He said he could see
the Gulf of California, 300 miles to
Jordan shut off the trbe-iet en
gine of his Lockhood F104C at
92,000 feet and coasted the rest
of the way up. He said it was “a |
real thrill going 0V3r the top.”
The record is subject to con
firmation by the Federation Aero-
nautique Internationale. It exceeds
by 4,835.5 feet an altitude mark
claimed Dec. 6 by a Navy fighter
which in turn had bettered a So-
The Starfighter also claims a
world time-to-climb record for 30,-
COO meters. It took the jet 15
minutes, 4.92 seconds to reach 98,-
424-foot mark, after breake re
lease on the runway at Edwards
Air Force Base, 100 miles north
of Los Angeles.
Jordan, of Sweeney, Tex., found
radar men on the ground couldn’t
track him because he went so
“One of them wanted to see how
far I could really go on the
screen,” he said. “I flew right off
RALEIGH AP — The Motor
Vehicles Department’s tally of
hi hway deaths and injuries for
the 24 hours ending at 10 a.m.
Injured rural 25
Killed this year 1,109
Killed to date last year 1,023
injured to Oct. 1, 1959 17,679
Injured to Oct. 1, 1958 15,000
NOR''’H CAROLINA Some cloud
iness but with considerable sunshine
and warmer today. High 55-60 in
mountains, ranging to mid 60s along
coast. Variable cloudiness and
somewhat warmer in west portion
tonight, fair and litt'e temperature
change in east. Low near 40 in
m'^untains, 35-40 Piedmont, 40-45 a-
long coast. Thursday mostly cloudy
and little change in temperature in
mountains with chnce of rain. Var-
iab'e clooidiness and somewhat
Hodges told the commission,
“There’s too much sentimental
slush going over this state” about
the treatment of prisoners.
He added, “There are two kinds
of prisoners. The great majority
can be saved or rehabilitated and
the other group—they just don’t
give a damn.” He said he has no
sympathy for the latter group.
Bailey’s report, coming after
field assistant Harold Lilly made
an investigation of the break, list
ed these examples of personnel
“Failure to utilize properly and
instruct adequately the custodial
personnel, failure to check prop
erly the bars of individual cells,
the failure to lock each security
door, and the failure to hold peri
od shakedowns o f segregation
Bailey said Lilly’s investigation
was continuing and he added that
Hubbard has his full confidence
and authority to make other
changes at the unit.
Bailey fired three guards last
Tuesday shortly after he arrived
at Ivy Bluff to make a brief, per
sonal investigation of the situation
leading up to the spectacular es
Hodges reiterated confidence in
Bailey and mentioned the possi
bility of further study of Ivy Bluff
by an independent agency.
After the governor left the
me ,un", his assistant, Bob Giles,
told the commission Hodges did
not want the independent investi
gation to satisfy himself, “but be
cause questions are still being
raised” about possible brutality at
i Ivy Bluff.
Anniversary to Be
Celebrated Dec. 17
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N. C. (/P)
—Tru’ dlirg down a short wood
en runway, the skeleton-like con
traption of wood, cloth and wire
took off uncertainly into a brisk
wind. Twelve seconds later and
120 feet away, it came to rest
again on earth.
That was the Wright brothers’
first powered flight in a heavier-
than-air craft on Dec. 17, 1903.
The speed through the air was
about 30 miles an hour, but sub
tracting the wind, the ground
speed was about 7 miles an hour.
Observing the 56th anniversa
ry of that flight Thursday, a pa
rade of Air Force jet bombers
and fighters will streak over
North Carolina's Outer Banks at
several hundred miles an hour.
Beside the Wright Borthers
Memorial monument, speakers
will recall the struggles of the
Wrights to perfect their strange
craft, and the stubborn refusal
nf many to believe man could
Among speakers will be Rear
Adm. Peter V. Volmar, com
mandant of the Fifth Coast
Guard District at Norfolk, Va.;
Tom Davis, president of Pied
mont Airlines; and Grady Mil
ler Jr. of Hickory, president of
the North Carolina Aero Club.
Others who will attend include
Air Force Secretary Dudley C.
'"harp; Gen. Thomas D. White,
Air Force Chief of Staff; and
Gen. Laurence S. Kuter, com
mander of the North American
Defense Command. The Eliza
beth City High School band will
A newly formed fun-making
organization, “The Man Will
Never F 1 y Memorial Society,”
ivill hold a banquet at Kitty
Hawk tonight to offer its case
that man never will get off the
NEW YORK w — Raw steel
is pcurirg cut of the mills at a
recod’d rate. And now som? fin
ished products are on their way
But they are being used up as
quickly as r3ceivcd. Steelmen
doubt that much, if any, stock';
can be built uo by the end of
Janu^ry, when the court-impos
ed strike truce expires.
This is why pressure is build
ing up to find some settlement—
privately if possible or public if
not—to the labor management
dispute over wages and work
The effects of a new stoppage
could be swift and much m'~r'
widespread than before. This
possibility h-is been all but for-
Santa Loses Sleigh
Sr’^'T BY N. C. AP — Rudolph,
with your nose so bright, there’s
not "ou fan do when Santa
Haus >’as 'ost his sleigh.
S?'>ta Mai Span’ler Jr., Shelby
realtor was on his way to a par
ty in fu'l cos*nme when he dis
covered his 1959 automobile was
gone from its parking place near
the Masonic Building.
It w'>sn’t a Tucial delay. Santa
borrowed another auto. Police
found his car a little later, parked
about a block away, and said a
15-year-old boy had given it a
brief trial spin.
LONDON (JP) — Actress Eliza
beth Taylor won an apology and
an undisclosed amount of cash
toda- n 3ritis;h weekly
which implied that she stole
Eddie Fisher from actress Deb-
Counsel for the defendent,
“Weekend,” conceded that an
alledged interview with Miss
Taylor which led her to sue for
lib:;l was a phony.
Before his marriage to Miss
Taylor, Fisher was Miss Reyn
A legal representative of the
weekly’s publishers said they
were satisfied Miss Taylor never
gave the interview.
“They sincerely apologize for
publishing the article,” he said.
The cash handed over by the
publishers was described only
as “a sum as damages and
costs”—a frequent practice in
British libel actions.
Missle Not on
CAPE CANAVERAL W —
—Lat?r in Washington, the Navy
said the firing was only partly
successful due to a premature
power failure of the second
The first stage functioned per
fectly, the announcement said,
and the second stage separated
and bp"m its flight. But because
of the power cut-off the missile
did not fly its planned full range
of 900 miles down the Atlantic
HABITUAL TARDINESS is a
sign of mental inferiority.
gctten in the elation over the
oig Christmas trade the mer
chants are erjoying.
The fear is that a resumption
of the strike would cripple other
industries right from the start,
instead of from two to three
months later, as was the case
last summer and fall. And the
hundreds of thousands in other
irdustries laid off as a side ef
fect of the steel strike might be
multipii2d many t^mes if the
itriko i3 resum3d.
" he steel workers have ham
mered out contracts with some
copper companies. They say
they hope to do the same with
aluminum companies shortly.
But in the big dispute, steel
management and labor seem—
as far as the public can tell, at
least—to be as far away as ever.
The 600,000 increase in unem
Army Missle Fired
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (i?")—The
Army tried its first operational
firing of a Nike-Hercules missile
Tuesday right. The weapon ex
ploded only 20 seconds after
The Army said the 40-foot
iive-tcn missile’s mechanism
failed to function properly. It
The target area was 50 miles
from the launching site near
Eielson Air Force Base. If the
firing had gone according to
pla. , the Nike-Hercules would
have exploded near enough to a
theoretical target to destroy it.
ne t.mperature was 20 de
grees below zero as members of
he 2nd ?^is ile Bat alion fired
the big weapon into th3 dusic.
There was a shower of sparks
and flame after it dropped its
booster rocket and exploded.
Fighter Jet Sets
WASHINGTON AP — The Air
Forc^ said today one of its jet
fighters has set a world speed
record of 1,520.9 miles an hour.
It reported the flight was made
by a F1C6 Delta Dart piloted by
Maj. Joseph W. Rogers, Tuesday,
at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Rogers’ speed topped by 116
miles the fastest previous Air
Force flight—achieved May 16
1958. It also bettered the claim
of the Soviot Union that one of
its new E66 Delta wing fighters
flew 1.483 m.p.h. Oct. 31.
RALEIGH AP — Business Mana
ger J. G. Vann of North Carolina
State College announced today ap
pointment of architects for five
now construction projects at the
college to cost $2,888,500.
Th'’ work was authorized in the
Oct. 29 bond election in which a
total of $4,880,000 of new construc
tion at State College was approved.
Vann announced that: Sloan and
Wheatley of Charlotte will design
a million dollar electrical engi
neering and physics building;
Ballard, McKim and Sawyer of
Wilmington will plan a new $907,-
500 chemistry laboratory building;
Joseph N. Boaz of Raleigh will
be the architect for a new cafe
teria to cost $481,000; T. C. Cooke
of Durham will serve as consult
ing engineer for a new boiler in
the college power plant to cost
$430,000; and Marion Ham of Dur
ham will design a $17,000 head
house for new greenhouses.
ployment in November over Oc
tober reported by the Labor De
partment could be only a drop
in the bucket if the strike re
sumes, observers point out.
One of the most startling of
the predictions along this line
comes from the Research Insti
tute of America. This industry-
supported private business ad
visory organization says that by
the first of March one American
industrial worker in four stands
a chance of being laid off if steel
supplies stop flowing again.
It says that nearly five mil
lion in the metalworking indus
tries would be quickly jobless.
Quick victims would be hun
dreds of thousands of rail and
truck workers and 2V4 million
in the construction field.
Some industries could hold
out longer but in time would be
affected. These include indus
trial chemicals, coal mines, pa
perboard, canneries, tires, and
More remotely affected would
be businesses losing customers
because the laid-off workers
couldn’t buy. In time there could
be lay-offs in these consumer
industries, too, to an extent that
can only be estimated.
Add in the three million unem
ployed for reasons other than
steel shortages, and guessing at
hew many might be laid off in
the remotely affected industries,
the institute says that the total
figure could quickly rise to 10
to 15 million.
That’s why the pressure Is on
for a settlement in steel. It real
ly is basic to the economy.
Seven Die in Fire
ST. JOHNS, Nfld. (/P)—Seven
persons, four of them children,
died today in a fire.
Police said the victims were
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph White,
their four children 2 to 9 years
old, and Lorraine Woodridge, 13.
The fire was touched off by an
explosion just before dawn. It
destroyed the two-story building.
MILAN, Italy (^) — Roberto
Moranzoni, 80, who conducted
the world premiere in New York
of Puccini’s three short operas
“II Trittice” in 1918, died Sun
day at his home near Milan.
Born in the south Italian city
of Bari, Moranzoni went to the
United States before World War
I and in 1917 succeeded Arturo
Toscanini as leading conductor
of Italian opera at New York’s
He returned to Italy in 1947
and lived in retirement since.
TOKYO W — Two boatloads
of Koreans who chose life under
communism arrived in North
Korea today after an unevent
ful voyage. South Korea failer to
make good on threats to stop
Pyongyang radio announced
the arrival in Chongjin of the
975 repatriates, who traveled in
unarmed Soviet ships from
Niigata, Japan. They are the
first of about 5,000 destitute Ko
reans in Japan who have ac
cepted offers of jobs and homes
in North Korea.
Architects Appointed For New
Constructions at State College