THE DAILY CHOWANIAN
Murfreesboro, Norlh Carolina, December 15, 1959
Will Tour is Announced as Successful
New Textile Plant'
RAT FIGH AP — A new textile
plant which expects to employ 250
P'“rsons at an annual payroll of
more than half a million dollars
has announced plans to lorate in
Th° firm, Millburn Mills, is ex-
pap:*'n5 its present facilities lo
cated in Rhode Island.
It expects to begin its new op
eration in the recently-purchased
210 000-square foot synthetic yarn
m^I of Durham Hosiery Mills,
Ourham Hosiery, in turn, says it
will use the mon-'y acquired in
the sale to expand its own opar-
Two Die in Fire
ruAR’^ OTTE AP — Two men
(?ied early today in a fire that ap
parently started in an old oil
s*ove and swept through a house
trailer, police reported,
Tess S'mpson, 55, dragged from
tho burning trailer by a neighbor,
vas d^nd on arrival at a hospital,
Fr^nk Doulin, 60, a visitor of Sim
pson’s. was burned to ashes, R3s-
ru rs could not reach him because
of the fire.
County police theorized that one
of the men had poured oil in the
stove shortly before the fire, and
that they were sleeping when it
•T. D, Bowen, who lives about 50
yar^3 from Simpson’s trailer, said
h ■ s-w the flamss from his win
dow an1 rushed to pull Simpson
frcm the trailer.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (JP)
—The commander of the Air
Force Missile Test Center has
placed restrictions on newsmen
covering military missile launch
Maj. Gen, Donald N. Yates
said Monday that for the present
he will not brief newsmen on
future military shots, nor will
he allow them to cover the
launchings from the press site
at the Cape.
Yates said his action is the
result of a United Press Interna
tional story carried last Satur
day which reported the date of
a space prob3. The story, under
a Washington dateline, said the
United States would try to send
a rocket today to the vicinity of
the planet Venus and into orbit
about the sun.
The shot since has been post
poned for technical reasons.
The general said UPI violat
ed an agreement not to release
the launch date after he had
briefed the press on it, A UPI
reporter attended the briefing.
However, the rews service said
the story was based on informa
tion from nonmilitary sources.
Yates told newsmen at a meet
ing last week that one violation
would rasult in his withholding
The general said his ban does
not apply to s^ient.fic shots
launched by the National Aero
nautics and Space Administra-
tion, but to military missiles
such as Atlas, Titan, Thor, Ju
piter and Polaris.
One Rescued, One
POJLTON, MAINE AP — One
r' t ■ 1 Air F>rce men who bailed
out of a B52 jet bomber Monday
night after an aerial refueling
accident was picked up by a heli
copter in a snow covered wilder
ness area today.
Air Force officials said Capt.
William B. Harris of Middletown,
Pa., was in good condition and
that he remained in the helicopter
to assist in the search for the
Still missing was 1st Lt. David
B. Morris of Owosso, Mich,, the
navigator. Capt. Harris was a
student commander on the flight.
The flight commander remained
aboard the craft which landed
safely at Westover AFB, Mass.
A Air Force spokesman said the
B52 apparently crowded too close
and rammed a fuel boom in the
tail of a four-engine KC95 tanker.
Both p'anes landed safely. The
bomber, with eight crewmen stiU
aboard, flew on to Westover.
ATHENS AP — Hospital atten
dants today reported improvement
in th’ condition of seven of eight
persons seriously injured by the
collapse of a wall’s heavy iron rail
ing during the emotional welcome
of Pr^siflont Eisenhower by about
750,030 Greeks Monday.
A 6-year-old boy, Theodore Zer-
vas, remained unconscious and doc
tors considjred his case grave. The
others, three women and four men,
were responding satisfactorily to
The eight ware among 43 per
sons injured when two 15-foot sec
tions of the railing atop a wall of
marble blocks gave way, dropping
a group of cheering Greeks onto
scores of others.
GRUNDY, Va. AP — A diesel
locomotive slammsd into the rear
of a 185-car coal train near this
southw 'St Virginia community
early today, killing the locomotive’s
engineer and injuring the fireman.
Dead was Edward C. Meek of
Williamson W, Va, Fireman Er
nest 0, Compton of Honaker, Va.,
was hospitalized in Grundy in fair
condition with head lacerations.
Eighty empty Norfolk and West
ern Railway cars were derailed.
From Road Gang
GREENVILLE, N. C. AP — Two
convicts used a school bus loaded
with children today to shield their
escape from a road work gang.
Convicts had just stepped from
a prison truck and begun putting
on boots to begin work when a
school bus pulled up and stopped
to take on several children.
Seeing their chance, Welbert
Gisson, 32, and Royster Lee Mc-
Fatter, 25, both from Goldsboro,
darted beyond the school bus and
into woods. Armed guards dared
not shoot because of the danger
of wounding children.
The two convicts, both listed as
felons, disappeared into the brush.
Bloodhounds later picked a track
but lost it after trailing it for a
short distance about a mile east of
J. B. Meadows, Superintendent of
Ivy Bluff Prison, Has Been Fired
Four Ivy Bluff
Appear in Court
COLUMBUS, Ohio AP — Four
escapees from North Carolina’s
Ivy Bluff prison are to appear in
Federal Court here Friday on
charges of interstate transporta
tion of stolen firearms a n d a
stolen automobile, and unlawful
flight to avoid prosecution.
Judge Mell G. Underwood is
expected to rule then whether
the group will be returned to
North Carolina, or stand trial
The four, who escaped with 16
other inmates last Tuesday,
were recaptured Wednesday in
Two of the group, Grady F.
Stone, 23, Lumberton, N. C., and
Leslie Gautier, 29, Faison, N.C.,
were bound over Monday to
Federal Court by U. S. Commis-
'■ioner Robert W. Newlon. They
were charged with unlawful
‘light to avoid prosecution of
The others, Hilliard Inman,
2t, Kings Mountain, N. C,, and
Glen Hensley, 35, Asheville,
N. C., also will appear in Fed
eral Court Friday.
NORTH CAROLINA: Increasing
cloudiness and not much change
in temperature today; high in 50s.
Cloudy tonight and Wednesday,
with chance of rain developing
late tonight advancing across the
state. Somewhat warmer tonight
and little change in temperature
Wednesday; low tonight 35-44.
ATHEN3 (/P) — Greece’s law
makers today gave President
Eisenhower’s call for peace in
freedom the greatest parliamen
tary ovation so far of his 22,000-
mile good will tour.
A dozen times in half an hour,
members of the 300-seat Parlia
ment iiterrupted Eisenhower
with applause. They rose to
their feet yelling and hand-clap
ping when he tcld them that his
message could be summed up
in the words “Peace and Friend-
'hiT in Freedom.”
RALEIGH (j'P)—Prisons Direc
tor \V. F, Biiley tidav announc
ed th3 dismissal of J. B. Mead
ows, superintendent in charge
of the Ivy Bluff prison when 20
of the state’s toughest convicts
escaped last week.
Bailey made the announce
ment at the start of a special
meeting of the State Prison Com
mission. It was called to receive
Bailey’s report on an investiga
tion of the mass break from the
state’s “Little Alcatraz” prison.
Bailey announced that Mead
ows has been replaced by Maj.
Mac R. Hubbard, chief custo
dial officer at Central Prison.
Hubbard went to Ivy Bluff Mon
day night to assume his new
With Gov. Hodges present to
hear the report, Bailey said an
investigation showed that laxity
of personnel was the main rea
son the escape succeeded.
Meadows became the fourth
employee to lose his job since
the escape at the maximum
security prison where the state
keeps its worst problem prison
ers. Bailey fired three guards
last Tuesday immediately after
the mass break. Three of the
escapees remain at large; the
others were taken in a few days
of the break.
RALEIGH AP — The motor
Vehicles Department’s tally of
highway deaths and injuries for
the 24 hours ending at 10 a.m.
Injured rural 24
Killed this year 1,106
Killed to date last year 1,022
Injured to Oct. 1, 1959 17,679
Injured to Oct. 1, 1958 15,000
Doctor and Family
Rescued on Island
M^w PVRN N. C. AP — Four
shivering New Bern persons were
rescued early Monday after spend
ing Sunday night on Hog Island in
Neuse River above New Bern fol
lowing a boating accident.
Members of the New Bern Fire
Depsrtment, using their privately
owned craft and assisted by offi
cers, rescued the missing group.
They were Dr, William I. Gause;
his wife and daughter, and a
friend, Vicki Davis.
The four reported they were
looking for holly when their small
boat struck an object in the river.
They reached shore just as the
Using the only match they had,
they were able to build a fire and
kept it going by cutting reeds on
the boggy island. Freezing tem
peratures prevailed during the
hours they were lost.
Five Youths Escape
HENDERSON, N. C. AP —
Five youthful first offenders
were free today after jumping
from a prison truck and escap
ing the Vance County unit.
They were Willie Knight, 17,
of Sanford; Kenneth Vadase, 16,
of Raleigh; Jay Lee Deal, 17,
of Durh m; Melvin Hunt, 17,
of Durham, and Leroy Owen, 17,
of H;gh Point.
A station wa.gon was reported
stolen in Franklinton, shortly
after the group escaped.
Touched, Eisenhower departed
from his prepared text to say:
“I feel that here I am with men
who, like myself and all Ameri
cans, love peace and freedom
and want to work for it.”
The rip-roaring demonstration
far exceeded the reception of
his message before two other
parliaments he had addressed,
Indian and Iranian, on the trip
that has taken him so far to
“By forever repudiating the
use of aggressive force we shall
win the sort of peace we want,
with friendship in freedom,” he
said. “I mean freedom in which,
under the rule of law, every hu
man will have the right and a
fair chance to live his own life,
to choose his own path, to work
out his own destiny.”
The response appeared to be
the greatest ever given a foreign
statesman in the Greek
Until Eisenhower reached this
point in his speech, the Red
bloc, 78 strong, had been sitting
quietly, not joining in the out
bursts of applause by the 170
members of the government
bloc and other members.
Money Not Wanted
ALTANTA, Ga. AP — The
thieves who broke into the North-
woods Elementary School were so
mad about finding a desk full of
money that they scattered the
greenbacks all over the classroom
and left without bothering any
Principal Henry Clay Eddleman
said the money is used as an aid
in teaching arithmetic.
IF YOU LOVE ME PLEASE
don’t say it with a greeting card.
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. AP —
Dr. Clarence E. Ficken has been
named dean of Methodist College
Dr. L. Stacy Weaver, president
of the new school, announced that
the 65-year-old educator would re
port April 1 to make preparations
for the opening of the college’s
first session next fall.
Dr. Ficken, former dean and
acting president of Ohio Wesleyan
University, is a native of Indiana.
He and Mrs. Ficken have two mar
50 Million Dollar Power Project
Sought for Roanoke River Area
WASHINGTON (^)—An agree
ment on watsr protective meas
ures t d""- "nded a hearing on a
proposed 50 million dollar power
project on the Roanoke River
near the Virginia-North Caro
Counsel for North Carolina
and for the Virginia Electric and
Power Co. told a Power Com
mission examiner that all inter
ested parties had agreed on
steps by VEPCO for preserving
the quality and quantity of the
Attorneys also agreed today
on a motion designed to speed
a final decision. 'This motion
eliminates an intermediate re
commendation by the examiner,
Alvin A. Kurtz.
A proposed order will be of
fered by commission counsel by
Feb. 1 and replies by interested
parties will be filed by Feb. 15.
The measures to conserve
water supplies for the river area
below the proposed dam near
Roanoke Rapids, N. C., include
a submerged weir—or dam—up
stream. This weir would be de
signed to allow the better quality
water containing more oxygen
to flow over and through the
new dam, thus improving the
quality of the supply below the
Richard T. Sanders, of the
North Carolina attorney gener
al’s staff, told the examiner that
North Carolina interests were
protected in the agreed on
The head of the proposed lake
would be at the foot of Kerr
Dam and the new dam itself
would be at the head of the pre
sent Roanoke Rapids Reservoir.
The proposed lake would be a-
bout 35 miles long, and the pro
posed dam would have a capac
ity of 200,000 kilowatts.