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The Daily Chowanian Volume 1 — Number 36 Murfreesboro, North Carolina, February 2, 1960 Associated Press Newspaper Trucks Bombed; Dailies Are On Strike r-ORTLAND, Ore. AP —There wore no arrests and few leads in ths extilosions that ripped 10 trucks used to haul for Portland’s two struck daily newspapers, po lice said today. “This was the work of someone experienced in handling dyna mite,” laid Police Lt. Dean Black wood, who defused one bomb that failed to explode. T’(9 Sunday night blast tore apart four trucks parked beside a warehouse here and six parked at a warehouse in nearby Oregon City. They were owned by firms which do contract hauling for the Ore gonian and the Oregon Journal struck since Nov. 10 by the stere- otvpers Union. The Portland inter-union news paper ?trike committee said it was shocked by the violence and match ed the city council’s $1,000 reward for the arrest of the dynamiters. The explosions at the Oregon Fitm Service warehouse here fol lowed by minutes those at the Wjmore Trucking Co. in Oregon City. One of 29 Oil Companies My Be ^ Cape ■ PP5II* Kivpi*^ Arp Freed By Judges Motion On Charges Improvement Asked On Britain Budget LONDON AP — Prime Minis ter Harold Macmillan’s Conser vative government will ask Par liament to approve Britain’s biggest peacetime defense budg et to improve the nation’s con ventional arms without sacri ficing its nuclear arsenal. Veteran Clown Dies In N.Y. NEW YORK AP — Felix Ad ler, 62, one of America’s best known clowns and a veteran, of nearly 50 years under the big top, died Monday while undergo ing an operation. He joined Ring- ling Bros, when he was 13 and spent his entire circus life witn them. He was born in Clinton, Iowa. TULSA, Okla. AP — U. S. Judge Hoyce H. Savage decides today on key motion for acquittal of one of 29 oil companies being tried on: price fixing conspiracy charges. The motion involves Cities Serv ice Co., whose attorney, former U. S. Judge Simon H. Rifkind of New York, based the move on the the government’s only summary of the antitrust case. Rifkind told Savage in the open ing session of the non-jury crimi nal trial Monday that he filed the motion for acquittal “with timid ity, since the government has tak en such extensive preparations for the trial.” ‘As I looked at this great show in this courtroom, I realized the 'Governments want it to go on,” he said. “But on the basis of the gov ernment’s brief and the appendix on both the theory and support of the case, 1 feel a judgment of ac quittal is in order. The govern ment hR": pstablished no prima- faoi^ case.” Savage rejscted two other mo- fions. One sou-^ht dismissal of •harges against three firms. The Revenooers Hit The Moonshine; They Destroy 680 Gallon Still In Lenoir LENOIR, N. C. AP — Federal agents have destroyed a 680-gal lon illicit whisky stiU before it produced its first gallon and ar rested three men, two of them awaiting trial in earlier whisky cases. The agents believe the still part of a syndicate operation. The defendants—Travis D. '^riplett, 42, of Purlear, Jimmy N. Levette, 27, of Miller’s Creek, a d Ed Welburn, 41, of Purlear— v. aived preliminary hearing be fore U. S. Commissioner Fred Hoover here Monday. Bond was set at $1,000 apiece. Triplett and Welburn are well known to whisky law enforcers i i the moonshining producing mountains of North Carolina. E th have long records and both l.nve other charges pending a- g^inst them. And Triplett was a member of a multi-million dollar whisky empire that operated in eight Southern states between 1951 a d 1955. He recently was re- 1 ased from prison after serving fT 18-month state sentence for kidnaping and torturing a member of the ring and another 18-month federal sentence for whisky charges stemming from the ring’s profitable operation. Welburn was arrested last Oc tober in Watauga County at a still about the same size as the one broken up Monday. He is free under $500 bond awaiting federal trial in that case. Triplett was picked up by the State Highway Patrol two weeks ago with 120 gallons of moon shine in his car and is awaiting trial. Olympic Flame Arrives In Calif. LOS ANGELES AP — Squaw Valley’s Olympic flame, flown over the top of the world by airliner, arrived in California during a mid-winter rainstorm. But the carefully guarded flame didn’t flicker and the attendant ritualism commenced as scheduled. Parry O’Brien, Olympic shot put champion, met the plane Mon day. Then he and Olav Groenskar, who accompanied the symbolic torch from Norway, were taken to Memorial Coliseum by helicopter. The torch had been sparked early last Sunday morning in a cottage at the village of Morgedal, Norway. The cottage once was the Still Rising RALEIGH AP — The Neuse and Cape Fear rivers continued rising today under the pressure i neavy weekend rains. The Weather Bureau said minor flooding was occurring in lowland areas. It said the rivers were ris ing about as expected in earlier forecasts. There were no reports of flood ing on the eastern Tar and Roan oke rivers. On the Neuse, a depth of 16.6 feet was reported this morning both at Neuse and Smithfield. A creast of 18 feet is due tonight. The bankfull stage is 14 feet at Neuse, 13 feet at Smithfield. A crest of 18 to 19 feet is ex pected on the Neuse at Goldsboro about Friday. Bankfull there is 14 feet. At Kinston, a crest of 16 to "harges against three firms, ine | beginning a relay that ulti other motion asked dismissal oi ,„iy involve 600 runners all defendants. _ . All are charged with conspiring •n 1956 and through January 1957, to “raise, fix and stabilize’ the price they paid for crude oil and "^ot for gasoline in a 43-state mar keting area. The opening session dealt large ly with admitting into court rec ords the numerous defense-owned iocum'-nts by which the govern ment hopes to prove its case. There were 154 such documents and an additional 137 stipulations between the government and de fense. The stipulations largely in volved corporate identities, posi tions of the defendants in inter state commerce, their share of the gasoline market and posted prices and purchase of crude oil. Savage, on a point involving gov ernment exhibits, ruled the de fense could enter into the record an entire list of price bulletins covering a greater period than the ones the government submitted as evidence. On this point the government home of Sondre Norheim—“The icci. —. -- - Father of Modern Skiing”—a n d 17 feet is forecast about Sunday, the flame has burned there since This would be 2 to 3 feet out of banks. The Cape Fear was about at of 40V4 feet this morning. Bank- crest at Fayetteville, with a depth full there is 35 feet. Elizabeth town reported 26 feet, with a crest of about 30 expected Wednesday morning. Bankfull is 20 feet. Norheim lighted it about 100 years ago. The torch was given to a run- mately will involve 600 runners, each taking the flame a mile on the route to Squaw Valley where the Winter games begin Feb. IB. Hewlett To Decide Today If He Intends To Run Against Jordan The still, 10,120 gallons o mash, a 475-gallon boiler, a 550- inis puiui. — gallon doubler, two 280-gaHon ] was accused by one defense law doublers, twenty-two 470-gallon yer of “trying to pick and choose’ boxes and 67 cases of fruit jars, from available records. RALEIGH AP — Wilmington Attornev Addison Hewlett was to arrive here today to give his long- awaited answer regarding his in tentions in this year’s senatorial election. Hewlett scheduled a news con ference for 5 p.m. at the Sir Wal ter Hotel to announce whether he will run against incumbent Sen. B. Everett Jordan for the Demo cratic nomination in the May 28 primary. There have been published re ports Hewlett will enter the race. However, he has refused comment. The state legislator, elected speaker of the House in the 1959 General Assembly, told newsmen last month he would not be able to run for governor because he Weather Gasoline Tanker-Truck Burns In S.C.; Driver Escapes Miraculously lacked sufficient campaign money. This announcement came after he toured the state in a pre-cam paign effort to drum up support for the gubernatorial race. His legislative friends then re portedly urged him to try for the Senate nomination-a race they said would be less expensive. The way was cleared for Hew lett when a fellow Wilmington resident, U. S. Rep. Alton A. Len- non declined to make the Senate race, announcing instead he would run again for his congressional seat. Meanwhile, at Waynesville, where he was attending funerel services for Rep. David Hall, Jor dan said he would be in Raleigh this weekeend to pay his filing fee and to get his name on the pri mary ballot for re-election. He said he would be at Raleigh for the Jefferson-Jackson Day din ner and would visit the State Board of Elections at that time. He told newsmen he was fit and ready for a strenuous campaign and never felt better. SPARTANBURG AP — A load-1 when he looked back and spot- ..ORTH CAROLINA: Partly cloudy today, tonight and Wed nesday. Cooler mountains and Piedmont today and tonight; scmewhat warmer coastal plain tcday, little change in temper- T'-'VTn the'pre-dawn spec- atures tonight. High today, near skywara in me pre-ui ed gasoline tanker truck spewed thousands of gallons of burning fuel on a key highway intersec tion near here today, knocking out power cables for a large part of Spartanburg County. No one was hurt as the flames swept 200 feet along the highway and rocketed perhaps 60 feet 5D mountains to upper 50s low er coast. Low tonight, mostly upper 20s except in 30s coast al plain. Cooler all sections Wed nesday. Straighten Up LONDON AP — Big Ben’s tower has developed a slight list. A spokesman for the Minis try of Works said the 317-foot tall clock tower looming over the Houses of Parliament is four inches out of line. “There is no need for alarm,” the spokesman said, “but we are keeping an eye on the matter.” tacle. Traffic was blocked on U. S. 221 near Interstate Exchange 585 for several hours after the tank er burst into flames and over turned, about 4:15 a. m. The Duke Power Co. said two 10,000-volt lines had been burned and power would be out in the northern section of the county until noon. Power to the down town section of the city was re stored quickly. Driver Jack Johnson, return ing the Petroleum Transfer Corp. tanker to its Marion, N. C., headquarters said he had just turned north on U. S. 221 ted flames spurting from the rear of the tanker. Johnson said he escaped through a broken windshield as the truck spun over on its side. It wrecked on a downgrade and burst. More than 5,000 gallons of flaming gasoline flushed down the highway, burning yards in front of houses but keeping mainly to ditches. The two heavy Duke Power lines were cut. Also cut were cables to a water works substa tion and to radio station WTHE. There was no explosion of gasoline, but a house resident said he heard the tanker’s tires exploding like dynamite. The noise was heard one-iuarter of a mile away at the Spartanburg General Hospital. A man in the Soundproofed WTHE control room said he heard explosions, ally. MATS Plane rXEVELAND AP — A Cl 13 Military A i r Transport Service plane brought 26-month-old Lloyd Patterson here from Durham, N.C., in an iron lung Monday. The blue-eyed boy, whose moth er died recently, came to Metro politan General Hospital so he would be close to relatives in Ak ron. He is the son of Lloyd Pat terson of Fayetteville, N.C. Lloyd had been admitted to the hospital of the Duke University Medical School Sept. 9. He had had one shot of Salk vaccine. The MATS plane carried three medical technicians, two nurses and three flight members, as well as Air Force Capt. Robert E. Bell Jr., who was the boy’s doc tor on the trip. Cost of the boy’s care here will be paid from a $50,000 grant by the National Foundation, which reimburses MATS for trips by pa tients who cannot fly commerci- Man Leaves Gift Of $100,00 DETROIT AP —“When I die,” Lewis A. Armstrong once told his friend, “there are going to be some surprises.” Armstrong died Sunday at 71, and his friend, Carl W. Borge, 47, learned Monday of the sur prise—a $100,000 gift. Borge, a steelworker, lived a- cross the street from Armstrong in suburban Wyandotte. Armstrong was a bachelor and retired shipyard worker. He had inherited property, made invest ments and lived simply. He left half his estate to Borge. Another $100,000 was bequethed to the University of Michigan. Borge said he had no idea Arm strong had so much money.