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* The Daily Chowanian *
Volume 1 — Number 35
Murfreesboro, North Carolina, January 29,
Democracy Would Decrease
If Govt, Controls TV Shows
WESTFIELD, N.Y. (^P)—Two
New York Central trains side-
swiped early today in a pea-soup
fog. Ten cars and three diesel-
engine units were derailed.
One woman suffered a wrist
fracture and cuts, and two men
were admitted to a hospital in
this western New York village
for observation. An expectant
mother was examined and
The trains carried a total of
W. T. Alexander Jr., gsneral
manager of the CentraFs west
ern division, said the engineer of
the New England States Express
went through a stop signal and
the train was brushed by t h e
20th Century Limited. Both
trains, eastbound from Chicago,
were moving slowly, he said.
A railroad spokef^man said
none of the derailed cars or the
engine units overturned. Traffic
was blocked on both main-line
The accident occurred a quar
ter of a mile west of this Lake
Erie community and 60 miles
southwest of Buffalo.
The New England States with
23 cars carried 284 passengers,
and the 29th Century with 17
cars, carried 186.
The fog cut visibility to zero.
The 20th Century, the faster of
the two trains, hid been ordered
to pass the New England States
at a crossover, the railroad
WILMINGTON, N. C. AP — An
Tntrestate rommerce Commission
examiner was to hear testimony
today from some supporters of
Southern Railway on its proposal
to equalize rates into Wilmington
and Morehead City.
Southern’s application is opposed
road. Seaboard Air Line Railroad
by the Atlantic Coast Line Rail-
apH tb-' citv of Wilmington.
Eugene C. Hicks Jr., ACL’s gen
eral freight traffic mananger. un
derwent cross-examination Thurs
day before ICC Examiner Robert
Hicks insisted that for ACL to
make an exception of Morehead
City and eive it equal rates with
Wi’min-Tton would be to nullify the
rnan'xeers’ fcmn'a for
Southern territory tariffs. He said
fb'- ar’tirn would eventually prove
disastrous to both Tar Heel ports
by starting a rate war.
BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA AP
A Yugoslav court today sen
tenced Rudi Jerak, a Roman
Carholic priest, to 15 years in pris
on on charges of plotting to over
throw President Tito’s Communist
Thirteen other defendants di’ew
prison terms ranging from 11
years to 10 months. Two persons
Not To Go With
Husband on Trip
Moe Can Return
To UNC Lineup
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. AP —
University of North Carolina bas
ketball star Doug Moe can rejoin
t^e UNC squad.
This develooed today when uni
versity officials announced that
Mce, on probation last semester
for academic deficiencies, has had
hi? academic probation lifted and
has had his athletic eligibility re
Coach Frank McGuire said he
was eager to have the Brooklyn,
N.Y., junior back in the lineup.
I teon-age pranksters painted two
1 crude, black swastikas at the en
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. AP -
On advice of her doctor Mrs.
Dwight D. Eisenhower has can
celled plans to accompany the
President on his trip to South |
America next month. [
Announcing this today. White]
1 T r-" T3TVGHA "TTON N ^ AP —
House press secretary James C. ‘
. . ,, Police and a minister believe
Haggerty told newsmen the First, ^
Lady “is not ill.”
Haggerty said gide Coigre-
Rhvsician, Maj. Gen. Howard i
DEMOCRACY WoUld DecreasE
WASHINGTON (JP) — The na
tion would be turning its back
3n democracy if the government
should start decreeing what is
good for the people to see on
television, CBS President Frank
Stanton said today.
Testifying before the Fed
eral Communications Commis
sion, Staiton said that if imper
fections have shown up in TV,
“the problem is not peculiar to
“It inheres in the whole of our
system of democratic govern
ment and way of life,” he said.
"We are constantly exasperated
by the saeming fumbling and
tumbling—t h e frustrating im-
pertectiors—^which seem to
mark so much of our society.”
O J tho fnrfh i gat.onal Church. The Rev. Var-
c“omin7 lo'day tur^'of four S I dell S.ett said the Nazi emblems.
American countries would be too di^covc.ed Thursday, were paint
wearing for her. after choir practice.
Seawell Says Removal Of Money
Incentive Will Make Better Courts
LEAKSVILLE. N. C. AP — Re
moving the money incentive is a
'irst step towards a better court
— I system, Atty. Gen. Malcolm Sea-
well declared Thursday night,
r or inuepciiuciiv-c reviewed proposals for court
TUNIS AP The Algerian reb-1’mnrovem’nt. and forecast even-
el government-in-exile today tual approval by the Legislature
sousht the support of African na- ] and the state’s voters, in a speech
‘ions for a special United Nations i to the Leaksville Junior Chamber
General Assembly session to take'of Commerce
'ip the question of independence I The attorney general, a former
for Algeria. | Superior Court solicitor and^ judge,
Algerians Seek Aid
\ rebel spokesman said instruc
tions had been dispatched to a
representative in New York to
study “with friendly and brother
ly nations” the possibility of call
ing an extraordinary U. N. meet
ing on the subject.
The announcement came in a
session of the African People s
Synagogue Bombed In Kansas City,
No Other Damage Reported As of Yet
A-D A I ovnirtRinn W3S hcard over
l'/4NPA‘^ ''ITY, Mo. AP — A
bomb smashed 51 windows Thurs
day night in a n->w synagogue
which earlier this month was
marred by a painted swasti'ta.
No one was ini"red by the ex
plosion at Kehilath Israel Temple.
The svnagogue caretakef-s, Mr.
and Mi-s Kapers Butler, were in
t 'cir quarters in the building but
the bomb didn’t damage their
NORTH CAROLINA; Increasing
cloudiness and little change in
temperatues with showers devel
oping today. High, 50’s except low
er 60’s coast. Showers changing to
snow flurries over mountains and
cooler tonight. Low, from near 30
ii mountains to
snow flurries in mountains.
The explosion was heard over
a two-mile radius of southeast
Kansas City. It did not damage
any other buildings.
Polic» Lt. Col. William M.
Caiiaday said officers questioned
a dozen teen-aged boys Thursday
about the painting of a swastika
on the temple Jan. 18.
The boys were picked up after
a student at' Tioutheast High
Scnool, near the synagogue, was
;romd to have a Nazi uniforri,
complete with swastika armbands
and a dagger with the initials
“SS” on it. Canaday said all of
the bovs had similar armbands
and claimed rrf mbership in he
Nordic Reich Youth Party.
■'We lectured them and let them
go.” said Canaday. “Now we’re
going to pick them up again.”
He added, however, that he
doubted the teen-aged were con-
lower 40’s onlnected with the synagogue bomb-
clearing with I ing, unless they were under the
intluenfe of adults.
gav^ emphasis to the need for a
uniform system of inferior courts,
to replace what he caled the pre
“I know of no way to improve
the administration of justice in
North Carolina unless we do away
with the money incentive which
now cripples the administration of
justi'’e.” he asserted.
“There are in North Carolina
'--'veral justices of the peace who,
through fees in criminal and civil
actions, have greater incomes
than the chief justice of the Su
preme Court of North Carolina,”
Seawell said the point system
used by the Motor Vehicles De-
nartment to revoke the driving
'icenses of chronic traffic offend
ers is endangered by practices of
inferior court judges.
Boy Disobeys Mom,
Loses One Leg
CHARLOTTE. N. C. AP — A 7
year-o.u D^y who did not mind
his mother aid his older brother
lost a Leg urder a railroad train
Michael Gray. 7, and his brot'n-
er, William H. Gray Jr., 8, were
■valk^n®' from their home to the
“Mother tcid us to never go
near the railroad,” said William,
“but Mike would not mind me.
Tie got away from me and start-
=d for the railroad tracks. I
’iept walking UD the street when
I heard him holler for help.”
“I ran across the road to Mike.
The train had cut one of his legs
off and the other was under the
Conductor H. L. Haithcox ran
up. He found that Mike’s other
leg was pinched beneath the
whrel of the car. He told Wil
liam to pull the leg from the
path of the train, then he ran
forward to signal the engineer
to move the train.
When the train moved, Wil
liam pulled his brother’s leg
Doctors reported that Mike’s
other leg was only brused. He
was in good condition at a
“The process is slow, indeci
sive,and untidy. We have labor
strife. Products are sometimes
shoddy and cost too much. News
papers sometimes are sensation
al and superficial. Basic issues
—even of survival—take too long
to resolve. Trains don’t run on
“But are not, after aU, these
problems the hallmark of our
democracy? Totalitarian govern
ments Eire not faced with them.
But that is simply because those
governments do not have to con
sult with the people.”
Stanton pictured the industry
as constantly striving to put a
better product before the public.
But he emphasized his belief
that this is a matter which must
be handled through contact be
tween broadcasters and the pub
lic—not by government dictation.
Stanton appeared at FCC’s
hearings on possible tighter con
trols over bro-adcasting after
NBC Board Chairman Robert W.
SarnoL' had told the commission
that abuses in broadcasting,
such as rigged quiz shows and
payola, have been eradicated by
Lake Stanton, Samoff urged
that the industry be given con
tinued opportunity to regulate
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. AP —
A Bomarc-B interceptor missile,
which failed on five previous
flights, was launched today. It was
the first such launching in three
The 47-foot rocket darted from
its Dad, pouring a trail of white
smoke from its solid-fuel engine.
It vam'shed quickly in a heavy
The Bomarc-B test program be
gan last May. None of its five ear-
edly because of valve trouble iu
lier flights was successful report-
ihe ramjet engines.
Technicians feel they have licked
the problem since the last launch
ing in October.
There was no report on the per
formance of today’s missile.
Man Emerges From Floating Capsule
After Three-Day Test
Highway Tally For 59
CHICAGO AP — The price of
traffici accidents in 1959 added up
this way today:
Disablin(T injuries: 1,400,000.
Cost: $5 800,000,000.
The National Safety Council, in
totaling up the bill, found fatali
ties increased 800 over the 1958
total and disabling injuries rose
While the council showed con
cern it figured the two per cent
rise in deaths was less than half
of the fiva per cent gain in motor
Travel was estimated at a rec-
PIEi'ERSBURG. South Africa
AP —With a leopard skin draped
over his shoulders. Prime Minis
ter Haro'd Macmillan was in
stalled today as honorary para-
mrunt fhief of all African tribes
in northern Transvaal. This is
high honor for a white man,
The British Prime Minister is
mi'king a good will tour of Africa.
Weaver In Hospital
YORK. Pa. AP — Cliff Ar
quette, known to television audi
ences as Charlie Weaver, was re
ported in satisfactory condition at
York Hospital today. Arquette
was admitted to the Jiospital
Travel was estimatea ai a rec- . , . . „
ord-breaking 659 miUion mUes in 'Wednescay f^ ^atment
jggg respiratory ailment.
Rrrv^ATO N.Y AP — A lanky
airman emerges from a floating
capsule todav after a grueling
three-day endurance test.
A. I. C. Bruce C. Barwise, 34,
has been in the 2%x5%- foot sur
vival capsule on ice-rimmed Lake
Erie since Tuesday. He has com
plained only of chronic leg
"Medical instrumentation con
firms his continuing physical fit
ness, ” an Air Force statement
said. “His spirits still are excel
Instruments taped to his body
have provided a constant check
on his stamina.
The 6-foot-2 airman from Bovey,
Minn., can stand erect in the cap
sule by poking his head through a
trapdoor in the top. He has re
mained strapped in the pilot’s
ejection seat inside most of the
time, however. Concentrated foods
have provided him with nourish
The collapsible shell is designed
for the ejection of fliers from the
supersonic B58 bomber.