* The Daily Chowanian *
Volume 1 — Number 14 Murfreesboro, Norlh Carolina, Norember 20, 1959 Associaled Press
Turns Down Suggestion
WASHINGTON AP — President
Eisenhower has turned down a
suggestion that he take a top Dem
ocratic leader with him on his
foreign tour next month.
He said he thought a pre-de
parture discussion with congres
sional leaders of both parties
would be more useful. He said he
has already proposed such an ar
The President stated his views
in a letter to Sen. Thomas J. Dodd
D-Conn from Eisenhower’s vaca
tion headquarters in Augusta, Ga.
Dodd made the letter public Thurs
day night. There was no further
comment from Eisenhower.
The letter was in reply to a sug
gestion Dodd made last week that
one or more Democrats experi
enced in international affairs be
invited to make the trip. He
specifically suggested former Presi
dent Harry S. Truman, among
Eisenhower leaves Dec. 3 on a
20,000 mile tour of 11 nations.
Bullet To Stay In
Young Boys Neck
SPARTANBURG AP — Little
Hal Comer of Spartanburg is go
ing at full tilt today despite a
bullet in his neck.
The lead slug ripped into him
three days ago while he and his
brother were playing firecrack
er with live bullets.
Hall, 5, was hit when a bullet
that was heated with a match
It just missed his jugular vein
and stopped before hitting his
“It made a big sound, mom
my,” Hal told his mother.
Doctors say they plan to leave
the bullet where it is unless com
plications set in, rather than dig
in among all the vital spots to
probe for it.
17 Prospects For
East Carolina Prexy
GOLDSBORO, N.C. AP — The
records of prospects for the presi
dency of East Carolina College at
Greenville were studied here
Thursday by a screening commit
The committee is seeking a suc
cessor to Dr. John D. Messick who
resigned recently after 10 years
in the post to become vice director
of the National Commission on
Special Education and Rehabili
tation in Washington.
Committee Chairman Henry
Belk, editor of the Goldsboro News-
Argus, said about 17 persons have
been suggested. None was identi
Flu-Cured Tobacco Drop
Will Fall On East Belt
RALEIGH AP — An estimated
20 million dollar drop in flue-cur-
ed tobacco income for North Caro
lina will fall heaviest on Eastern
and Old Belt growers.
W. P. Hedrick, marketing spe
cialist with the State Agriculture
Department, said Thursday the
prospect is for Tar Heel farmers
to receive some 407 or 408 mil
lion dollars for the 1959 crop.
This would compare with last
year’s return of about 427 million.
Gais Prices Down
CHARLOTTE, N.C. AP — The
gas price yoyo was down today
over North Carolina for most
The follow-t h e-leader pricing
by major oil companies started
a new Thursday after Gulf Oil Co
announced a 5-cent per gallon cut
for all grades. By nightfall, all
of the companies with the excep
tion of Pure Oil and Atlantic Re
fining had followed suit with 5-
FT. HENNING AP — Maj. Gen
Robert H. Wienecke, commander
of the 2nd infantry division here
since July of last year, will become
chief of the military assistance
group in Pakistan in May.
He came here from Washington
shortly after a tour of duty at Ft.
Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.
Two To Run
PUFFALO. N.Y. AP — Canisiu'
College freshmen are having a
time picking a class president.
Two of the campaigners, Dan and
Dennis Dee of Buffalo, are near
NEW YORK AP — The stock
market moved slightly higher
early today in moderately active
Most leading stocks were frac
tionally higher. Some gains of
about a point were made. A num
ber of prices were unchanged.
Among the electronics, Ampex
added more than 3 but there was
little action in others of this group.
The market was up at the start
with the ticker tape late briefly.
Prices held as trading slowed.
Steels recovered slightly. U. S.
Steel and Bethlehem gained frac
tions. Republic Steel was firm.
Yacht Located Invents New Telephone;
Keeps Number Till Call Is Though
CHARLESTON, S.C. AP — The
Coast Guard said today that the
missing yacht, Sehcorsed, enroute
from Wildwood, N.J. to Fort Lau
derdale, Fla., has been located off
Cape Canaveral, Fla.
The Coast Guard said that “all
is well aboard” the vessel, which
left New Jersey Nov. 11 with
three aboard and had been since
unreported. The Coast Guard said
the vessel was located by aircraft.
Graham To Hold
CHARLOTTE AP — Schedule
for the African Crusade of evan
gelist Billy Graham was an
nounced today by Dr. Jerry Bea-
van, in charge of preparatory
Dr. Graham will be in Mon
rovia, Liberia Jan. 21 and 22 to
climax a week of meetings head
ed by Associate evangelist How
He will move to Ghana for
meetings in Accra Jan. 24 and
25, and in Kumasi Jan. 26. Asso
ciate evangelist Leighton Ford of
Charlotte will precede Dr.
Graham in both cities with ral
Dr. Graham will have his main
effort in Nigeria with meetings
in Lagos, Ibadan, Kaduna, Enu-
gu and Jos. Assisting him with
advance rallies will be associat
evangelist Grady Wilson of Char
lotte, Associate evangelist Roy
Gustafson and Jones. The cru-
,;ade will end Feb. 12 at Jos.
Dinner Is For Funds
RALEIGH AP — The chair
man of North Carolina’s Demo-
crtic party disclaimed any know-
Vdge of strategy session of Deep
‘^outh politicians at a fund raising
dinner tonight in Columbia, S.C.
Woodrow Jones said that all he
knows about the dinner is that
it is to raise funds for South Car-
Reports from Columbia indicat
ed that a private caucus is ex
pected which will bring together
top party leaders from North Caro
lina, Alabama, Mississippi, Tenne
ssee, Georgia and Soutli Carolina
Jones said Tar Heel Democrats
will have no official representa
tive unless he finds time to go.
Reports on the meeting said Her
man Moore of Charlotte would
go as Tar Heel representative.
Jones said Moore is not repre
senting the party, adding “he is
"oing at the request of John Lar
ins national committeeman, who
was invited but will not be able to
Jet and Car Collide
FOREST RIVER, N.D. AP —
The pilot was unhurt and the dri
ver suffered only a cut finger from
’’roken glass when an Air Force
jet collided with a car while mak
ing an emergency landing on a
BOSTON AP — In this case,
necessity to reach a popular girl
by telephone was the mother of
The invention is a device which
without continued operation, keeps
calling a busy telephone number
until the call gets through.
The inventor is Vinod Sundra,
a native of New Delhi, India, now
an engineer with Clevite Transis
tor Products, Waltham, Mass.
He told all about the invention
and demonstrated it at an elec
tronics show in Boston.
Sundra said every time he tried
to reach a certain young lady, a
student at Simmons College, her
line was busy.
So Sandra went to work and
developed a mechanism which
keeps trying the number. When
the connection is made a buzzer
goes off at the caller’s end and he
can pick up his telephone and be
gin his conversation.
The mechanism keeps trying
with such frequency that no one
can nip in ahead of it.
The device not only got Sundra
his dates but it gave him his bach
elor of science in electrical en
gineering thesis at Massachu
setts Institute of Technology.
nearby ^avel road Thursday.
“That jet just filled up the whole
road and I steered for the ditch,”
said William Krause. 62, Grand
Duane Oswold, 23, pilot of the
F86 fighter ship from the Grand
Forks Air Force Base, said he pick
ed the road fm- a landing when his
jet engines quit and he came down
at 180 m.p.h.
Rocket Goes Up To 150 But
Fails To Release Sodium
Fraink James Son
Dies In Missouri
LIBERTY, Mo. AP — Robert
Franklin James, only son of the
infamous Frank James and a ne
phew of Jesse, is dead.
The 82-year-old retired farmer
died Wednesday night in a hospi
tal here. Cause of his death was not
He was the only son of Frank
imes, chief lieutenant of the
lesse James gang of train and
ank robbers who plundered the
Vlidwest after the Civil War.
Paid To Pose
BATON ROUGE, La. AP — For
mer Gov. Jimmie Davis termed dis
gusting the accusation by an op
posing candidate for governor that
Davis paid All America halfback
Billy Cannon of Louisiana State
$1,000 to pose for a political pic
WASHINGTON (JP) — For the
second day in a row rocket sci
entists failed to release a cloud
of sodium vapor 150 miles above
Wallops Island, Va. The rocket
worked fine, but again the
sodium did not eject as planned.
The same thing happened
Thursday at dawn when civilian
space scientists lofted a two-
stage Nike-Asp rocket to 160
miles, but got no spectacular
cloud of vapor.
Only the first of the series of
three sodium cloud experiments
-at dusk Wednesday — worked
correctly. That cloud caught the
sunUght above the earth’s sha
dow and the flare was visible as
far north as Worcester, Mass.
No more sodium rockets are
scheduled at this time at the Na
tional Aeronautics and Space
Administration installation at
Today’s rocket reached a
height of 147 miles, NASA said,
“but sodium ejection was not
observed. Cause of the failure
was not determined.”
of Powered Flight
KILL DEVIL HILLS N. C. AP
—An admiral and an airlines
president will be featured speeik-
ers here Dec. 17 at the 56th anni
versary of powered flight.
The speakers will be Rear
Adm. Peter V. Volmar, com
mandant of the 5th Coast Guard
District at Norfolk, and Tom
Davis, president of Piedmont
The ceremonies win be held
at the base of the Wright Broth
ers monument, near the spot
where the brothers, Orville and
WUbur, conducted the first
The annual celebration is spon
sored by the Kill Devil HUIs
Memorial Society, the National
Park Service and the Air Force
With the exception of some
markets in the Old Belt area, the
flue-cured auction season has end
ed for North Carolina.
The Eastern Belt had produc
tion of more than 38 million
pounds under 1958, accounting for
the drop in income. The belt had
a gain in average price of about
80 cents per hundred pounds over
In contrast, the North Carolina
Old Belt has racked up a price
average about $4 per hundred
pounds below the 1958 figure.
Old Belt poundage is about the
same as last year.
The Middle Belt income held
about steady with last season.
Growers of the North Carolina
Border Belt came out ahead of
Hedrick said production over
the entire 5-state flue-cured area
will be down about two million
pounds, and the average price
about ^ to 40 cents per hundred
lower. He estimated the overall
loss in income at around 6 mil
Are Big Killers
CHICAGO AP — More than
100 persons were killed and more
fhan 4,000 others injured in motor
scooter accidents in 1958, the Na
tional Safety Council said today.
Most of the casualties, the coun
cil said, were the operators them
Man Denies Posing
As Medical Student
NEWARK, N. J. AP — J o h n
Willie Covington has denied that
he posed as a medical student to
set a hospital job, and police say
they can find no law he has vio
lated in this respect,
Covington served six weeks at
Marfland Medical Center aiding
interns and performing a nmn-
ber of snturing tasks.
Martland claims he originally
stated he had studied at several
universities. He was fired when
the hospital learned otherwise.
But Covington insists that Mart
land required only an oral exami
nation before he was accepted
there. TTte only credentials asked,
he said, was proof that he had
applied to be a medical student.
Covington, a 23-year-oId Negro,
is being held by police for an en
tirely different charge—that of
passing a $10 bad check. Police
say he passed the check Oct. 24
to rent a dinner jacket so he
could appear with a chnrch chior.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland
AP — Two Northern Ireland po
licemen were ambushed and seri
ously wounded today while patrol-
ing the border with the Iri^ Re
The attackers were believed
members of the outlawed Irish
Republican Army, which wages a
guerrilla campaign to drive the
British out of the North and unite
NORTH CAROLINA: Mostly
sunny and mild today, high in the
low to mid 60s exce^ in the up
per 50s in the mountains; some
cloudiness and a little warmer
tonight, low generally in the up
per 30s; Saturday, increasing
cloudiness and continued mild
with chance of occasional rain
west portion by night.