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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 Prison Camp. "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 teran. Air Force Captain Travels Twenty 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 look. “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 the south. 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- viot record. 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 high. “One of them wanted to see how far I could really go on the screen,” he said. “I flew right off the top.” Highway Tally RALEIGH AP — The Motor Vehicles Department’s tally of hi hway deaths and injuries for the 24 hours ending at 10 a.m. loday: Killed 1 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 The Weather 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 warmer elsewhere. 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 .axity; “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 cells.” 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 cape. 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. Wright Brothers 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 ly- 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 provide music. 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 ground. 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 to U3?rs. 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 rules. 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. Elizabeth Taylor Receives Apology 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- bi Reynolds. 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 olds’ husband. 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 Planned Course 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 stage r^cket. 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 missile rout"?. 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 launching. The Army said the 40-foot iive-tcn missile’s mechanism failed to function properly. It destrcyed itself. 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 Worlds Record 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 glass. 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. WORLD BRIEFS 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. Moranzoni Dies 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 Metropolitan. He returned to Italy in 1947 and lived in retirement since. Koreans Arrive 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 them. 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

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