THE DAILY CHOWANIAN, MURFREESBORO. NORTH CAROLINA
Author Writing of Death With Death So Near
What to Buy The Man Who Has Everything Is Problem
Five Students Are
Injured as Bus
Hits Freight Truck
HELf.NA, Mont. AP — At least
five rural school children were in
jured today in a collision involv
ing a commercial bus, school bus,
freight truck-trailer and passen
Authorities gave this version:
A Northern Pacific Railway bus
was attempting to pass a United
Trucklmes truck and trailer. The
Canyon Ferry school bus, coming
from the opposite direction to
ward Helena, was forced off U. S.
12 near here.
When the school bus attempted
to pull back onto the highway, the
bus slid into the path of the truck.
The school bus bounced off the
♦ruck and collided with an oncom
ing passenger car.
The rear section of the school
bus was ripped open and theh front
of the truck was damaged exten
None of the five drivers in
volved was hurt.
Roy Mack Dead
PHILADELPHIA AP — F.oy
Mack, a former owner of the Phil
adelphia Athletics baseball team
and a son of the late Connie Mack
died today of a heart attack in
surburban Bryn Mawr Hospital.
He was 69.
Mack and his brother, Earle,
along with their father and other
stockholders of the team sold out
to Arnold Johnson of Chicago in
1953. Jo'inson moved the team to
Kansas City. Mo.
Roy served officially as vice
president of the club and handled
the business end. He continued
in a salaried capacity for the
Kansas City team for a period of
years after the sale.
RALEIGH AP — Attendance at
state parks during January showed
an increase of 3,390 over the
same month last year, the Depart
ment ('f Conservation and Devel
opment reportd today.
Some 36.097 persons visited the
11 state parks last month.
By BOB THOMAS
AP Movie-TV Writer
HOLLYWOOD AP — What to
buy the man who has every
thing is one of the problems
faced by Jill St. John in her
forthcoming marriage to five-
and-dime heiir Lance Revent-
“It’s a problem,” sighed the
red-haired actress, whose prob
lems you and I would probably
enjoy. “What could I possibly
get him as a wedding gift?
“The only thing I can think
of is little carved animals,
which he has started collecting.
They’re kind of expensive,
In preparing for her marriage
a month or so hence, Jill faces
a different situation from the
usual bride-to-be. Take the mat
ter of showers.
“It would be silly for me to
have them. A kitchen shower?
I’m moving into a house that
Lance has lived in for two and
a half years and that has every
appliance conceivable. I’ve
turned down my friends’ offers
to have showers for me, except
for one lingerie shower Satur
day. Lance is very disappointed
in me for allowing that one.”
Jill was speaking in the house
she will soon preside over. It is
a large hilltop home given
Lance by his mother, Barbara
Hutton. Xt is complete witn in
doon-outdoor swimming pool
and cost an estimated $400,000.
When they will marry is a
question. It was scheduled for
late next month, but JiSl’s
booming film career may inter
fere. She is slated to begin “The
Lost World” this week and to
follow with “Live Wire.” The
date now appears to be early
“We have already planned a
honeymoon trip to Japan, so we
thought we would get married
in Honolulu, to avoid a lot of
publicity,” she said. “Then we
thought of Cuernavaca, where
Mrs. Hutton has a house. But
it is 25 miles from Mexico City
on a winding road and our fami
lies couldn't face that.
“Now it looks as though we’ll
get married here, either in my
parents’ house or Lance’s. We’ll
have only 10 people or so; If we
started inviting all our friends,
it would get out of hand.”
After the J apanese honey
moon, she’ll return for “Live
Wire,” then they’ll take off for
a summer in Europe while he
races his motor cars.
Disc Jockey Fired
Because of Payola
From $20,000 Job
W'ASHINGTON AP — A for
mer Cleveland disc jockey, fired
from his $20,800-a-year job on
charges of accepting payola,tes-
tified today he collected an extra
$12,000 in two years as listening
fees from record companies.
Wesley Hopkins told the
House Legislative Oversight
subcommittee that he got the
$12,000 for listening to records
of the firms paying him and
making sure they were “n o t
lost in the shuffle.”
The 33-year-old former disc
jockey insisted, however, that
the money was not payola-a
trade term for undercover uap-
ments to plug records.
Hopkins, who said he doesn’t
have a job now, was the second
former Cleveland disc jcck?y to'
appear before the su'ocommittoe
A former colleague, Joseph
Finan, testified Tuesday that he
received more than $15,000 in
1958-59 as adviser and consul
tant to record companies while
earning a $40,000-a-year salary.
Both Finan and Hopkins were
'ired from Cleveland station
KYW last December on allega
tions they had accepted payola.
Both denied it.
Hopkins denied in his testi
mony today that he ever played
a record on his KYW show just
because he received money
from the record's producer.
Under questioni^'g, Hopkins
j 'aid he severed all connections
■with the record firms in No
vember at the demand of West-
inghouse Broadcasting Co.,
which operates KYW.
WHITTIER, N.C. AP — .
I’ll start believing it again, for
get I’m mortal and think again
that life is quick as sunlight in
a forest, forget that death is in
the shadows . .
Last Friday Morning, Edward
T (5 d Chandler Cumming, 26,
worked on that passage from his
unfinished play. Friday night,
he left the sunlight of the for
est and walked into the shadows
A remarkable parallel, writ
ing of death with death so near.
But Ted Cumming was a re
markable, brilliant and gentle
man. Everything in his moun
tain cottage hideaway bears ev
idence of that.
It is not a comfortable cot
tage. Tuesday afternoon, as
cold rainclouds settled over the
hills, it was bare and cold.
On Ted’s desk are a few pages
of his play, with some passages
written in verse. Beside that is
an unfinished letter to his par
ents. Ted was explaining why
he had withdrawn to that cot
tage to write.
There is also a neat file for
“Counter Point Travel.” That’s
a new touring service he and his
wife, Patsy, had just formed,
rhay wanted to get students to
see Europe during summer va
The kitchen is just as it was
Friday night when Ted and his
wife unaccountably swallowed
massive doses of a violent poi
A hundred-odd spices and
herbs are stored in a cabinet.
Expresso Coffee, a favorite of
Europe: fennel, thyme, chillies,
garlic, sage, marjoram, are
Somewhere in that maze, au
thorities say, lies the clue to
Ted’s death. In one of those bot
tles or envelopes is perhaps the
deadly poison that killed him
and almost killed his wife.
On the floor is a churn. The
Cummings kept a cow and were
delighted to milk it and churn
butter. Beside the churn is a
stuffed deer lying on its side and
somehow symbolic of the over
turned work of Ted and Patsy.
The oldest baby, Julie, was
playing with it when her father
suddenly became ill.
The kitchen table is ancient.
There are only two chairs. The
baby’s milk-four bottles of it-
are in the refrigerator.
Tuesday afternoon there was
still confusion on whether either
child got any of the poison.
They were both in the hospital
but not ill.
The living room has only a
stove and a hammock. Large
scaled maps of the mountain
country cover one entire wall.
In Ted’s study, by his typewri
ter, is a map of Italy and two
formless but brooding paint
ings are hung in the kitchen and
Things a Columnist Might
Not Know if He Had No Mail
WASHINGTON AP — The
Army t'~day issued a draft call
for 6,000 men in April. This is
tl'.e same quota previously an-
nouncea for February and March.
The new call brings to 2,515,430
the total number drafted or ear
marked for induction since the
resumpt'cn of Selective Service in
Eisenhower Asks Many Questions
By HOWARD BENEDICT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. AP
—Prsident Eisenhower, wearing
the white safety helmet of the
missileman, inspected this Air
Force missile test center today.
The President made the tour
amid controversy in Washington
over the military strength of the
United States and Soviet Union.
He flew here for a quick three-
to four hour first-hand check up
ou missiic progress.
Shortly after his jet airliner
touched down at the Cape Canav
eral landing strip, Eisenhower re
ceived an hour-long classified
btiefing on missile activity.
Then he dormed the plastic hel
met and toured the launchijig
complexes for the giant missiles
and space vehicles. He was ac
companied by Secretary of De
fense Thomas S. Gates Jr.; Dep
uty Secietary James Douglas; his
son, Maj. John Eisenhower; and
a grouD of White House aides.
The party’s first stop was at a
gantry housing a huge Titan in
tercontinental ballistic missile.
Next, Eisenhower visited the
complex for the Atlas, America’s
only operational intercontinental
Perched atop the Atlas was a
1,700-poimd Midas satellite, called
the “spy in the sky,” designed to
spot a hostile ballistic missile.
Eisnhower asked many ques
Still ahead were visits to launch
ing pads holding the Polaris sub
marine missile and a Thor-Able
Eisenhower also is to visit a
ship’s motion simulator used to
test Polaris missiles.
Whil ? Eisenhower toured one
section of the center, a Matador
guided missile leaped from its
pad at the tip of the Cape and
sped down the Atlantic missile
range. Firing of the relatively
small missile apparently went un
Eisenhower’s jet plane brought
him here from Washihgton in two
hours Irom Andrews Air Force
Base, near the capital. The Pres
ident had spent the night at his
Gettysburg, Pa., farm and hopped
from here to Andrews by heli
New Rubber Plant
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. AP —
The Sponge Rubber Corp. a Mari
etta. Ohio, industry since 1951, an
nounced Wednesday it will move
its entire operation to Waynes-
ville, N.C., within a month.
Sponge Rubber, a subsidiary of
Dayton Rubber Co., manufacturers
urethane, a foam substance used
in furniture construction. The
Marietta plant employs 115.
The firm announced its decision
to move is based on the fact the
North Carolina site is closer to
the center of the furniture indus
try it serves and should result in
important transportation econo
By HAL BOYLE i
NEW YORK AP — Things a
colunmisl might never know if he
didn’t open his mail;
If you want your boy to live in
the White House later in life, it
might be wise to have him serve
a hitch in the Army, Navy or
Marines. More than half the pres
idents served their country in uni
form. President Eisenhower is the
One cf the penalities of walking
on your hind legs is varicose veins,
which afflict about 10 per cent of
ill adults. If you went through
life on all fours, this is one ailment
you wouldn’t have to worry about.
In 1959 alone Americans bought
more new books, not including
comic books, than e.xisted in the
entire history of the world before
the 20U- century.
Most tiees will stop growing
within foiT weeks if they are lim
ited to eight hours of natural
Surgeons recently reported suc
cessfully using ear lobe tissue to
repai*r nasal deformities ia 17
Feminine logic: “Beauty is
more important to a woman than
brains,’ says actress Helen Dow-
nye, “because most men can see
better han they can think.”
Ther“’s an auto stolen in this
country every 2 and 1-3 minutes.
The less you see while driving
tlie more likely you are to have
an accident, and when you drive
at 50 n.iles an hour you see 14
per cent less than you do going 40.
Why is the potato sometimes
known as a spud? It got this nick
name from the initials of the
“Society for the Prevention of
Unwholesome Diet,” which at one
time held potatoes unfit as hu
man food. The society never be
came too popular in Ireland.
“Virtue has at least one re
ward,” points out singer Jeannie
Tl.omas. “You can usually find
parking space near a church.”
Only about 39 per cent of U. S.
adults attend church in an aver
It wcE Aesop who observed,
“^Setter beans and bacon inpeace
than cakes and ale in fear.”
TV Official is
George W. Lyles Jr., president
of High Point Television was
cross-examined about his interest
in radio station WTNC, Thomas-
ville, N C. He said he owns 15 per
cent of the stock and the remain-
dei is owned by the estate of his
He said he is not active in the
day-to-day operation of the sta-
He said also he would not re
quire an advertiser to advertise
jointly in the radio station and in
the television station proposed by
He answered they would be used
no mores than other newspapers
in the area would b used. He said
*thtre is no working agreement for
the papers to gather news for the
WINSTON-SAIEM AP — The
predicted overflow of the Yad
kin River northwest of Winston-
Salem appeared this morning
to be short lived and slight.
About two inches of rain Wed
nesday afternoon and evening
swelled the river out of its banks
into the lowest bottomland near
North Wilkesboro. But no dam
age was done and the river had
begun to subside this morning.
Italians Leave Moscow
MOSCOW AP — President Gi
ovanni Gronchi of Italy and his
party left Moscow by plane this
afternoon for Rome after a five-
day state visit. Gronchi and
Foreign Minister Pella came
here last Saturday for talks with
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrush
chev and other Kremlin officials
on summit meeting questions as
well as Soviet-Italian trade and