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THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C.
8 ATI’ED At- JUKI It. I»SS A-2 Wabash River Rising; Flood Threat Ominous A cold front swept the cloudbursts and tornadoes out of Indiana today, leaving ominous flood crests and debris. The Wabash River was rising for the second time this week. The City of Wabash expected a crest today of 23 to 23.3 feet, just short of the record set 15 years ago. Mayor J. Robert Mitten of Wabash declared a state of emergency and asked the Na tional Guard to help evacuate families. At least 64 families left their homes, and 100 more were alerted to move out. Two ( of the three bridges in the city were closed. i Lafayette, which had 3.3 Inches of rain yesterday morn ing, expected a crest today of 26 2 to 26.4 feet, a foot higher than Wednesday's crest. Lo gansport awaited a crest of 18.5 feet. Farther downriver, the Wa bash was expected to crest at 31 to 31.5 feet at Montezuma tomorrow and at 27 feet at Terre Haute Monday. That would be 13 feet above flood stage. The Mississinewa was on a new rampage at Marion, and the west fork of the White River was approaching crests at Anderson. Noblesville and Indianapolis. The White was expected to reach 17 to 17.5 feet at Anderson and 18 feet at Indianapolis today. A tornado struck north and east of Crawfordsvllle. It de molished a section of the Life- Time Gate Corp. plant at 6martsburg, 5 miles east of Crawfordsvllle, and blocked Ex-Mental Patient Finds Hospital Job NEW YORK, June 14 (JP).— Dr. Joseph Uttal, who posed as Dr. George Wolfe in a city job to hide his past as a mental patient, says he has a new job as resident physician in a small hospital in Manhattan. He is looking forward hope fully and cheerfully to starting in his new post Monday, he told the New York Mirror. Meanwhile a warrant was out for his arrest. Dr. Uttal is accused by his housekeeper of stealing $45 and her savings account book from a cash box ■he kept in his Yonkers home. Dr. Uttal was asked whether the fact he mailed his medical license back to the State could bar him from future practice. “A doctor cannot give up his license.” he said. “It can only be taken away by court action. Now I look hopefully and cheerfully to a new life.” He asked that the hosptal not be named. Dr. Uttal became a center of attention recently when city; authorities learned he had ob tained a job as psychiatrist at 1 the Raymond Street Jail in Brooklyn under the name of Wolfe to conceal his back ground as a mental patient. Dr. Uttah said he had been discharged from a mental insti tution as competent, but never theless was unable to obtain employment under his own name. He resigned his city post June 3, less than a month after taking the job, protesting that conditions in the jail were a disgrace to civilization. His dual identity came to light during routine investiga tion of a traffic charge against him. Sun Size BERQELEY, Calif—Diameter of the sun is 864.100 miles. Its average distance from the earth Is 92.9 million miles. It is about one and one-half times as dense as the earth at water level. TODAY'S WEATHER REPORT District and vicinity—Sunny. | today. Clear, low 64 tonight. l Mostly sunny, high 80 tomor row. Maryland—Fair tonight, low 85-60 over the west and 60-65 over the east. Partly cloudy and cooler tomorrow. Virginia—Fair tonight, low 60-55 over the northwest and 60 over the east and south. Sunny tomorrow, high in the 80s, except in the 70s on the coast and in the mountains. Resort Forecast Long Island beaches Fair, high 75 tomorrow with a northeast breeze. New Jersey beaches—Over cast, high 70-75 tomorrow. Wind N.E., 20 m.p.h. Skyline drive—Fair tomor row, high 75. Visibility good. 1 50 P/ W Data from US. WtATHIft tUKIAU Jv BSQ3SSI %'■ Sunday Mamin* .i ' Figaros Shaw law Temperatures Expect oS WEATHER FORECAST—Temperatures are expected to be lower tonight over the Middle Atlantic States and New England. Showers and thunder storms are forecast for the Great Plains, eastern slopes of the Southern and Central Rockies, Central Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley. Tem peratures will be higher in the Northern and Central Plains.—AP Wirephoto map. i. 1. I I t U. 8. Highway 231 with fallen trees north of that city. Preliminary survey reports of crop damage caused by the floods earlier in the week were ready to go to Washington when the new storms struck. The additional damage to com, soybeans and tomatoes was ex pected to be heavy. Winds clocked at 70 miles an hour whipped a narrow path several miles long across Ma con County in Central Illinois last night, smashing numerous farm buildings, uprooting trees and downing utility lines. A violent wind squall, at first believed to be a tornado, un roofed buildings, uprooted trees and hospitalized one person at Bordentown, N. J. Trees were uprooted, utility lines snarled aiNI hohses dam aged by a twister which struck Concordia. Mo., 60 miles east of Kansas City. A small twister also churned out of a thunder storm and did some damage to a farm some 15 miles east of Tulla, Tex., yesterday. There were reports of high winds, heavy rain and hail from several communities in the Jefferson City, Mo., vicinity. Verdict Hopeless, Cohen Jury Says LOS ANGELES, June 14 </P). —A jury trying former gambler Mickey Cohen on a charge of assaulting a Federal officer was discharged yesterday after re porting that it was hopelessly deadlocked. United States District Judge Thurmond Clarke asked the jurors individually if there was any hope for a verdict. The re ply was negative. Judge Clarke fixed July 21 for setting the date of a new trial. Cohen was arrested after he and Howard Chappell, head of the Los Angeles Federal Nar cotics Bureau, fought March 26 in Mr. Chappell’s office. Each accused the other of being the aggressor. The trial took eight days. The case went to the jury Thursday. Officers Elected By Georgetown Group Mrs. Santlno Arnold was | elected president of the George town Business and Professions • Association at its meeting 'Tuesday in Georgetown. Other new officers are Paul Hochman. first vice president; Herbert R. Sohwarthout, sec ond vice president; Henry Rfcu ; wer, third vice president; Staf , ford L. Jones, treasurer, and Neal Lynch, executive secretary. Forger Back in Jail; Has 57-Year Record CHICAGO, June 14 Joseph Langdon, 78. whose police record goes back 57 years, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison yesterday for tutoring novices in. passing SIOO,OOO in counterfeit checks and stolen money orders. An assistant United States attorney said Langddn sought out promising young accom plices to aid in the forgery op erations, which extended to the West Coast. Langdon pleaded guilty. | River Report I From 0 3 Engineers* | Potomac River clear »t Harpers Ferrr and clear at Great Falla: Shen andoah dear at Harpers Ferrr Teaserattree for Vesterder 'Readme Washington National Airport) 1 Midnight 711 Noon . _ Si i 4 a m. 73 4 p.m. 81 is am. 75 8 pm. 85 Record Temperatures This Tear S Highest. 94. on June 11. Lowest. 5. on February 17. High and Lew of Last 24 Hours Hl(h, 88. at 2:15 p.m Low. 72, at 3:30 a m. Tide Tables i ; (Furnished be the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey > • Today Tomorrow High 0-41 am. 7:24 a.m. U>w 1:00 am. 1:52 a.m. ( High , 7:00 p.m. 7:51 p.m. | Low r ._ 1:48 pm. 2:33 p.m. Tbs dun and Moon Rises Sets Sun. todar 5:42 a.m. 8:35 pm. Sun. tomorrow 5:42 am. 830 pm •IMoon. today 3:51a m. 6:oßpm t' Automobile llahts must be turned on one-half hour after sunset. Precipitation Monthly precipitation In inches la the Capital. (Current month to date ■ Month 1958 1967 Avs Record January 2.61 2.61 8.24 7.83 '37 February 4.14 2.78 2.44 884 'M - March 58 5 22 3 3.03 864 '9l Aorll 492 2.73 3.06 913 *9 May 2.77 1.40 3.98 10 69 'S3 *•, $r. *. 'jL \ .. r %. .#v je.rtk? m " » m : ! Si'i. ? ■ *-a < iff* m w”** 0 * Ik ■ f i 1 V 1 fMM J? • Wm W M \ \ 4fMbsfe m p \ i^w 1 Jamr •A JB, <: T|fc. : /•. 9L ~ ' K -iB . 5 . ;|9KMpI bk MP w m m ■ >■■■> . n A PAIR OF QUEENS Two “Queens” from South America relax in Miami during the “Festival Os the Americas.” At left is Sonia Alaria Araujo, Queen of Brazil. At right is Kyria Cotes, Queen of Venezuela.—AP Wirephoto. Two U. S. Priests Freed From Chinese Prison HONG KONG, June 14 UP). —Peiping radio announced the release today of the last two American Catholic priests im prisoned in Communist China. The Rev. Joseph P. McCor mack of the Maryknoll Semi nary, Ossining, N. Y., and the Rev. Cyril P. Wagner of Pitts burgh, Pa., and Chicago, were released at Shanghai, a broad cast heard here said. They were freed “on the ex piration of their prison terms,* the broadcast said. The two priests were arrested June x 5, 1953, and sentenced to five years in prison on Communist charges of espionage. There was no immediate in dication when—or even if—the two priests might leave China. Their release leaves four! Americans known to be still in Chinese Communist jails on spying charges. They are businessmen Robert E. McCann of Altadena, Calif., and Hugh Francis Redmond of Yonkers, N. Y., and John Thomas Downey, a civilian em ploye of the United States Army from New Britain, Conn., and Richard George Fecteau, also and Army employe, from Lynn, Mass. A third American Catholic priest, Bishop James Edward Walsh of Cumberland, Md„ is still in Shanghai. He had been held under various forms of house arrest and detention but never been imprisoned as far as is known. Bishop Walsh long has been reported free to leave China if he wants to. In 1955 he told a British newspaperwoman in Shanghai, “My 'Work, my post is here. ... I want to stay if I can.” Reached by telephone from June 1.17 2.50 3.41 10.94 'OO July ... 1.06 4.26 10.63 86 August 242 4.75 14.41 '2B September ... 2.57 4.12 17.46 '34 October 2.49 2.85 881 37 November ... 2.87 2.73 7.18 77 December 502 261 758 01 Temperatures In Vsrlous Cities H. L. H. L Albany 09 55 Key West 86 80 Albuquerque 89 00 Knoxville 96 76 Anchorage 66 46 Los Angeles 77 02 Atlanta 98 74 Louisville 95 72 Atlantic City 73 06 Memphis 94 74 Baltimore 86 71 Miami 86 80 Billings 54 47 Milwaukee To 44 Birmingham 97 75 Montgomery 98 78 Bismarck 07 50 New Orleans 89 79 Boise 72 52 New York 77 64 Boston 72 84 Norfolk 93 71 Buffalo 71 48 Okla. City 95 71 Burlington 71 49 Omaha 73 53 Charleston 94 79 Phll’delphia 85 70 Charlotte 97 76 Phoenla 97 70 Cheyenne 72 53 Pittsburgh 78 54 Chicago 71 54 P'tlend. Me. 09 50 Cincinnati 87 05 P'tland. Ore 04 58 Cleveland 76 53 Rapid Cltv 56 49 Solumbua 82 57 Raleigh 94 73 alias 97 76 Reno 87 40 Denver 80 54 Richmond 93 70 Dee Moines 74 53 St. Louts 93 67 Etrolt 79 48 Salt Lake C. 80 46 iluth 65 33 San Antonio 66 71 rt worth 98 77 S Francisco 76 55 Fresno 81 69 Savannah 97 75 Houston 91 77 Seattle 66 54 Huron «8 47 Tampa 91 7} Indlanap'lts 86 58 Washington *9 72 ' Jackson 94 76 Wichita 101 72 I Kansas City 92 67 Hong Kong, Bishop Walsh 1 said the two priests “seemed 1 cheerful and looked fairly well j but a little oldish.” He said ( he met the two after their release. j. Asked about his own plans, < Bishop Walsh said he did not l know because he is under or- < ders from his superiors. i Peiping Radio said Father ’ McCormack was arrested for ' espionage consisting of “col lecting Chinese political and ' economic information under 1 the cover of being a priest.” ‘ The broadcast said Father i Wagnet was arrested "for sab otaging China’s financial ordi nance.” , The Communist Radio re- : ferred to the priests as “two , American criminals.” Father ; Wagner’s first name was given as Cyril although records out , side China have carried the name as John. Their release today had been i expected, since the Chinese Communists have in the past been punctual about releasing American prisoners at the end of their terms. Both priests received their religious training in the United States, although Father Mc- Cormack, 65, was born in Ire i land. ; After attending schools in Ireland, Father McCormack ; came to the United States and entered the Maryknoll Sem inary in 1918. He was ordained 1 to the priesthood in June, 1924, and in 1925 he left for the ' Catholic mission at Fushun, 1 Manchuria. ’> His mission was overrun by Japanese troops early in World , War II and he was repatriated to the United Btates in August, 1942. He returned to Manchuria , after the war but Communist , advances there forced him to [ withdray to China proper. In ' 1951 he moved to Shanghai. \ He was arrested there with seven other missioners in 1953. Reports at Hong Kong say i a brother, Edward McCormack, : is living in Detroit. i ' Sentences Listed | Father Wagner, 51, was or | dained at Teutopolis, 111., In [ 1934 and first went to China i the following year. He is from J the Chicago province of the Franciscan Fathers. 5 The four Americans in Chi nese prisons are serving sen -9 tences ranging from 15 years l to life. i Peiping has charged that Mr. J Downey and Mr. Fecteau were 5 Central Intelligence Agency i men captured when their plane was shot down In 1952 while dropping supplies to anti-Com munist agents during the Ko rean War. The United States has denied they were attached to the CIA and said they were passengers on a routine flight between Tokyo and Seoul when their plane disappeared, they were sentenced in 1954, Mr. Downey to life and Mr. Fecteau to 20 years. Mr. McCann, who got 15 years, and Mr. Redmond, who was given a life sentence, were private businessmen In China when they were arrested in 1951. Methodist College Bars Schenley Gift NEW YORK. June U UP).— Hendrix Methodist College of Conway, Ark., has declined a grant-in-aid from Schenley Wholesalers Foundation. No reason was given. The foundation announced yesterday that Hendrix was one of 10 colleges named to re ceive granta-in-aid for the 1958-9 scholastic year. Amounts of the awards were not an nounced. Auto Pricing To Be Probed DETROIT, June 14 UP). —A Federal Grand Jury of 17 women and six men will begin probing Wednesday into alleged price-fixing by Detroit area automobile dealers. Edward Feeney, chief of the Justice Department’s Detroit anti-trust division, said sub poenas were served on 52 new car dealers, representing all makes, and five associations. They were ordered to bring their books and records. The grand jury was impan yesterday as United States District Judge Thomas P. Thornton carefully screened out persons directly connected! with the automobile industry.; “We’re going to call retail auto dealers to testify.” Mr. Feeney said. "Right now we’re only interested in the dealers. If anyone has any information for us we wouldn’t turn them down, but as of now we’re not planning to call anyone from the automotive production end of the business.” Judge Thornton said the in quiry will last about three months, with jurors meeting two or three days a week. Mr. Feeney said a prime pur pose of the inquiry is to check into whether there is any agree ment among car dealers to uti lize so-called “price-packs.” Under a “pack,” list prices of cars and accessories are bal looned and then large discounts and trade-ins are offered as in ducements to buyers. Personnel Group Elects Banker Donald W. Mowbray, assis tant treasurer of American Se curity and Trust Co., has been elected presideht of the Wash ington Personnel Association. Vice presidents are C. Cal vert Hines, Jr., Richard D. Early, Ernest V. Connolly and Luther S. Beale. 9 Jilting Preceded Death In Stolen Plane Crash PETERBBOROUGH, England. June 14 (ff). —A United States, airman stole a Jet bomber and| crashed to his death after j drinking five pints of beer and being Jilted by a 16-year-old English girl, the girl said. After plump, red-haired Yvonne Talbot told of breaking an engagement with Airman 2/c Vernon (Chuck > Morgan shortly before he died early Friday, the United States Air Force said its records showed he was already married. The 21-year-old aviation me chanic has a wife and l'/a year-old son in Elizabeth. Ind.. ÜBAF headquarters in London said. However, records of Hai rison County Circuit Court in Corydon, Ind., showed the Mor gans were divorced March 29. In the confusion Just after a United States Jet trainer col lided with a British jet bomber ATTENTION CHILDREN'S WEAR MERCHANTS Far Lease Wildwood Manor Shopping Center OM Georgetown Read end Gretvonor Lana, tetbetde, Md Stores available In this beautiful new shopping center for gifts, children’s wear, family shoes, etc. large stores leased to Food Fair Supermarket Co.. Peoples Drug, Blue Ribbon Valet, Peoples Hardware, Variety Five and Ten. Women's Wear, and others. Parking for over #OO cars. Now under construction. Possession early fall. Count! tocsins Poet. Realtors Itsclustvo Asoats 724 14th St. N.W. NA. 8-234 S Oar 53rd Annlvtriary Year ->*_ CHEMISE DRESS IS VERY LATEST, 1924 STYLE LOUISVILLE. Ky. UP).— Hettie Craddock showed up for work yesterday wearing a chemise dress. Her co-workers admired her choice of clothes. Then Mrs. Craddock dis closed she found the dress in an attic trunk. It was made in 1924. Businesses Urged To Fulfill Quotas For Tourist Fund Washington's business com munity was exhorted yesterday to bear down in drive for more funds to support the activities of its convention and visitors bureau. Campaign workers seeking $200,000 for the work were told collections to date total only 60 per cent of the goal, with $119,400 in the till. The drive has only two more weeks to go. Harry L. Merrick, general chairman, reported that as of the same date last year a drive toward $160,000 had achieved all but $25,000 of the total. So far this year, Mr. Merrick added, only two of 38 divisions of the bureau have attained their quotas. These are the hotel association with $30,000 and the public utlliUes group with $13,375. “A large segment of Wash ington's business enterprises apparently don't seem to real ize that the success of this campaign is the bread and butter of all of this city's businesses.” Phone Official Renamed to Post In UGF Drive H. Holmes Vogel, senior vice president of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., has been appointed vice chair man of the 1958 United Givers Fund campaign. His appointment was an nounced by John T. Barnett, general chairman for the third annual drive. Mr. Vogel will be serving his second consecutive year as vice chairman of the campaign that last year raised $6,318,610 for 140 health, welfare and char acter-building agencies in the area. He was chairman of the Metropolitan Unit in the first UGF campaign. A native of Baltimore, Mr. Vogel started in communica tions work in 1923 with the American Telephone and Tele graph Co. in New York. He ; held various positions with the i company in Baltimore and West Virginia before coming to his position here n 1952. Mr. Vogel is active in many community organizations. He i is president of the Washington Criminal Justice Association, a | member of the executive board lof the National Capital Area Council and Boy Scouts of | America, and a director of the Union Trust Co., the Better Business Bureau and the Sal vation Army. He lives in the Westchester Apartments. Marie McDonald Takes Pill Overdose LAS VEGAS. Nev., July 14 (/P). —Actress Marie McDonald was reported in satisfactory condition today after an acci dental overdose of sleeping pills sent her to a hospital. Miss McDonald was taken by ambulance from her hotel to a hospital in neighboring Hen derson last night. Her stom ach was pumped. A hospital spokesman said she was ex pected to be released today The spokesman said he was told that Miss McDonald, in tending to take a coupie of aspirin tablets and a couple of tranquilizers, swallowed half a dozen sleeping pills in the darkness of her room. , near Alconbury Air Base, killing 11 four persons, Airman Morgan | stole an obsolete B-45 Tornado | light bomber from the base. Al- I j though he had never flown be ;! fore, he took off and flew sev eral miles before crashing. II Yvonne said they h%d been i to a pub together and Airman i Morgan drank five pints of i beer, “a little too much, I r | thought y On the way home she broke I their six-week-old engagement because she had decided she ■ was "too young to marry.” the ■ stonemason's daughter told .; newsmen. 1 ; ‘ I’m certain he took the plane in a fit of temper.” she said, i "He was like that. "I don’t think he Intended to kill himself, although he was t very moody. We parted very ■ friendly. I think he was crazy -about planes,” i VICE RECTOR—The Very Rev. Joseph B. McAllister, Catholic Uni versity announced today, was named as vice rector of the school. Fattier McAllister has acted as assistant to the rector for the past several months. He is a member of the faculty of the school of philosophy. Two Sailors Asphyxiated SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 14 UP).—' Two Navy sailors were asphyxiated last night when carbon dioxide from the fire smothering system of the de stroyer Cogswell was released Into a closed compartment, the Navy said. Three other sailors were treated for carbon * dioxide poisoning at the Navy Hospital. A spokesman said they were in satisfactory condition. Names of the dead men were withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Cogswell was berthed alongside the destroyer tender Dixie in San Diego Bay. Rear Admiral Frank Fenno, commander of the Pacific de steroyer-cruiser force, said the accident occurred in the emer gency diesel generator room, one deck below the main deck. He said it appeared the five men were accidentally locked in the inner compartment by a slamming door and carbon dioxide was released from the fire-smothering system. The carbon dioxide did not escape to other part of the ship. Admiral Fenno said the car bon dioxide was apparently re leased somehow from inside the compartment. It could not have been released from out side. He said. “The five men had been play ing cards in the emergency diesel generator room,” he said. “At routine inspection about 7 p.m. they were all right. About half an hour later the accident was discovered.” Admiral Fenno said an in vestigation began immediately after the tragedy was dis |covered. RECENTLY ARRIVED? 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He aaid *1 just wanted to se my girl; It was kind of crazy Idea.” • The 19-eyar-old airman, who left a suicide note before going aloft In the rented plane at Gulfport, Miss., was picked up at his mother’s home. “I landed the plane In a swampy field near Tyler. There’s not a scratch on it.” he said. He said he had expected to make it to Dallas, but had run out of gas because of low flying and evasive action to escape detection. The young airman, who seemed well-composed, said he left the suicide note as a ruse to give him extra time after leaving Gulfport. He safd he felt the search would be di rected out over the Gulf of Mexico In the expectation he had plunged the plane Into the sea. The object of his flight, which set off a search over the two States, is pretty Doris Bowling, 17. of Dallas, his child hood sweetheart. She said “I feel terrible” for having twice consented to marry young Keeton and then changing her mind in the belief she was too young. Mrs. L. C. Cantrell, police dispatcher, said officers picked him up when they made a rou tine check at the home of his mother, Mrs. Anna Keeton, to see whether she had heard from him. An Intensive search was to have resumed today. The airman was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base near Gulfport. Police said he would be held for military authorities. DAY Unit Elects New officers of the Klng- Clark Chapter No. 4 of the Disabled American Veterans are Col. Russell B. Barratt, com mander; John A. Connolly, senior vice commander; Harold Gilbard, junior vice com mander; Ellen M. Kelly, treas urer, and Albert F. Woods, chaplain. ———— FOR THI ! tow *sTl ! CASE PRICES ANYWHERE CALL WELTMAN'S| LIQUOR LU. *-5000 | I ! 1935 Minneioto Av«. N.l. |