Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on August 29, 1953 · 1
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Home (STORY IN COLUMN ONE) On the Inside Classified . .8-11 Comics 6 Editorial 4 Radio-TV . . . .1 Sports .... 7, 8 Theater 8 Records 3 Churches 3 The Capital City Newspaper Since 1871 AUSTIN, TEXAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1953 83rd YEAR 30 12 PAGES PRICE 5c Next Statesman To E , . , . , , - ... nk, ,"sa - 2- - I f -,.4 ;. v - .w-r ; Vv- . ( ' - r ' 1 f.- ' FOR US, A NEW HOME Art Editor Charles Taylor seems lost in the sprawling city room at the American-Statesman's new building at Fourth and Guadalupe. The place looked even bigger than it is Saturday morning before we started Your Next Statesman Will Come Off Bier Presses in Our New Home By BOB ROGERS This is the last edition of The Austin Statesman to be published at Seventh and Colorado. Before another Statesman comes off the presses Monday, it and its companion paper. The Austin American, will have occupied the newest and one of the finest newspaper plants in Texas. After this Statesman, the old presses will groan but once more to publish Sunday's American- Death Takes Dr. Woolsey, Ex-OHicial Dr. Samuel Albert Woolsey, 71, resident of Austin for nearly half a century and city health officer for several years, died Friday night at his home. 509 West 12th Street. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katherine B. Woolsey; a daughter, Mrs. Ben Lee Chote; a son, Sam A. Woolsey Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Howze of Austin and Mrs. Oran E. Faubion of Temple; two broth ers, Emmett R. Woolsey and Eugene R. Woolsey of Leander and three erandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Cook Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Leonard Rea, Assistant pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Dr. Woolsev -a born in Round Rock, Aug. 20, 1882. He came to Austin in the early 1900 s as a vouns physician. He was city health officer from 1913 to 1920, being on leave during the First World War while serving overseas. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, in which he served for many years as a steward and member of the choir. He was a member of the American Legion, Travis County Medical Society, Austin Lodge No. 12 of the NMson ic order; he was a 32nd Degree Scottich Rite Mason, member of Ben Hur Temple, and a member of the Ben Hur chanters. Two Die in Wreck Near Hunlsville HUNTS VILLE, Aug. . 29 IX) -Two women were killed and three other persons seriously hurt when their car collided with an empty auto transport truck early Saturday on US Highway 75 about 12 miles north of here. The dead were identified as Hazel Lee Clark and Mrs. Carrol Clark, both of Dallas'. In serious condition at Hunts-ville Memorial Hospital were Carl Field Jr., 31: Carrol Clark, also 31, and James Etta White, a woman. They are also from Dallas. J. F. Ashe, driving the truck for Safety Transport Company of Dallas, was pinned in his cab 20 minutes. He got out with minor cuts. Rayburn To Speak MINERAL WELLS. Aug. 29 (AP)-Rep. Sam Rayburn and Douglas . Wrieht of Tulsa, head of the Southwestern Power Administra tion, will speak at the 13th annual membership meeting of the Texai Power Reserve tiecinc cooper atix Inc. hert Sept. 3-4. Statesman. After that, we're leaving Seventh and Colorado in care of the Texas Military District which has shared our quarters and now gets the whole place. Monday's American and States man will take shape at Fourth and Guadalupe in a plant bigger and better than anything Central Tex as has even seen,' and they'll roll off a 96-page press that looks like something out of the movies. So big is the new news room that some of the oldtimers, accustomed through many years to jam med desks and cramped legs, have been wondering if the company will furnish field glasses to see from one end to the other. Not only the news room and the presses are bigger ana brighter. The whole plant circulation, ad vertising, accounting, composing, stereotyping, mail room is spanking new from top to bottom and for the first time in many years all have plenty of room to operate and more room to expand when the time comes. The change won't brina anv in terruption of publication schedules or other services. Non-essentials started moving out Friday to join stacks of new furniture and equip ment aireaay in tne new building. More went during the dav Satur day, but the really big part of our own Dig switch comes Saturday night after Sunday's American. Statesman goes in. That's when the heavy machinery typesetting Body of Soldier Found in Wreck NEW WAVERLY, Tex.. Aug. 29 UP The body of a Louisiana soldier stationed at Fort Bliss, Tex. was found in the burned wreckage of his Piper airplane near New Waverly Friday. A Civil Air Patrol plane located the wreckage of the plane, which Pvt. Kline S. Evans was flying from El Paso to his DeRidder, La., home. His body was taken to a Huntsville, Tex., mortuary. A spokesman for the air rescue squadron at Ellington Air Force Base, Houston, which sent out three planes in search of the missing Piper, said Evans annarentlv became lost between College Sta tion and Lufkin, Tex., and was considerably off his intended course when he crashed. GRID FANS UNTIL TOMORROW If you're a football fan and year? Sunday is a red letter That's when The Austin American-Statesman, The Austin Statesman, and the Austin American will begin publishing a series of special reports on Central Texas football, Southwest Conference football, and football elsewhere around the state and nation. You're going to get expert estimates of collge and high school teams. You're going , to have fast, accurate news reports on the results of games once playing time rolls around. And you're going to find lots of informative, entertaining features on your favorite stars. Just remember this: If you can't tell the players without a program, you can't be an up-to-date football fan without our special reports. moving in earnest. By nightfall, however, the wide open spaces will be decorated with desks and typewriters, and The American and The Statesman will be ready to go on with their job of news gathering in the state's newest newspaper plant. (Neal Douglass Photo by Mike Olive). machines, teletypes, casting boxes, saws, and the other production tools will be pul.ed from place, hauled to the new building and bolted back into place, ready for continued service by mid-afternoon Sunday.-- The regular nightside crew Sunday will come on as usual about 3 p.m. to begin work on the Monday American and the switch will have been completed. Hill Section Voting on Municipality The 200 inhabitants of the wood-covered hills on Lake Austin's west side were voting Saturday on whether or not to form an independent municipality. Riles Slated For J. C. Lane Final rites were scheduled Sat urday at 5 p. m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd for Joe C. Lane, 58, resident of Austin the past 49 years, who died Friday morning at his home, 2101 Griswold Lane. The Rev. Thomas M. W. Yerxa was to officiate with burial in Austin Memorial Park under the direction of the Hyltin-Manor Funeral Home. Lane was zone manager for the Willard Storage Battery Company and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, a former vestry man and senior warden and had served as chairman of laymen's activities in the Diocese of Texas. Carpenters Cheer INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 29 Rank-and-file carpenters from six Mid-west states gave a standing ovation yesterday to President Maurice Hutcheson of their power ful union for pulling out of the AFL. - WAIT who isn't at this time of the day in your life. The Sunday clessined service also will continue unbroken. The classified counter in the new building will be open between S and 6 p.m. It will take us a little while to get fully settled in our new home, but once we do we plan to invite everybody in Central Texas to come by for an open house visit. We think you'll like the new place as much as we do. Residents It was predicted that the 50 to 75 eligible voters would approve over whelmingly the organization of "West Lake Hills, as it is planned to name the new municipality. The area designated is a mile-long strip of woods and hills along West Lake Drive. Voting began promptly at 7 a. m.- at Eanes School. The ballot boxes will be open until 7 p m. but most of the eligible voters are ex pected to cast ballots by noon. Desire to guard against possible annexation by the City of Austin is the primary reason given for the move. Backers plari a town with no taxes and no paid officials and with improvements financed out of a community "pot." Should the voting be in the af firmative. County Judge Tom John son will be asked Monday to call an early election on officers for the new municipality, including a mayor, five aldermen and marshal. Josiah Barker Funeral Held SAN MARCOS. Aug. 29 (SO Funeral services were held at the Pennington Funeral Home here Saturday for Josiah Barker, 74, one of San Marcos' oldest grocery merchants, who died of a heart attack Friday. The Rev, John Beschner officiated. He was a member of the board of stewards of First Methodist Church here. He is survived by his wife of San Marcos; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Barker of Texas City; and a grand child. Pallbearers were Wil1 Goforth, Judge J. R. Wilhelm, Lem Younger, Charles Bass, Will Joiner and Herb Holcomb. 'Mikado' Singer Dead in London LONDON. Aug. 29 UP) Darrell Fancourt, who sang the role of the "Mikado more than 3,000 times with , the famous D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, died Saturday. He was 65. Fancourt was born Darrell Louis Fancourt Leverson. He joined the D'Oyly Carte Company in 1920. Of the many leading roles he played he was best noted fcr the Mikado. His own Gilbert and Sullivan favorites, however, were Dick Deadeye in "Pinafore" and Sir Roderick Murgatroyd in "Ruddi- goreV Wish Austin Man Fights Off 3 Attackers A sturdy young Austin fought off three assailants Wednesday while his wife man late and young child fled to safety. Joe Vasquez, 807 East Sixth Street, his wife, Carmen, 24, and daughter, Gloria, 7, were returning to their home from a movie performance when the three attackers struck, wielding a knife and a broken bottle. MRS. VASQl'EZ received a cut on the left arm before escaping with her daughter while Vasquez stoutly resisted the assailants. He was treated for many cuts at Brack-enridge Hospital after breaking free of the attackers and trying to stop the blood flow himseL". Several of his wounds required stitches. Neither. Mr. nor Mrs. Vasquez could offer any identification of the assailants. A 16-year-old girl employe of a local drug store reported a case of aggravated assault as she was returning home from work. She said her arm was twisted painfully and that finally she was released with a laugh after she had threatened to notify the police. Police were expecting charges to be filed Saturday against a 34-year old Austin man who reportedly threatened .to kill his cousin s hus band if "he didn't start treating her right." He was taken into custody Friday night, stripped of his pistol and retained in )ail. An Austin woman was treated at Brackenridge Hospital for a four inch laceration on her left hip in flicted by her husband but declined to file charges. ALICE MOORE, 1912 Hamilton Street, reported aggravated assault from a passing truck. She and her escort, James S. Durst, were riding in the 3400 block of East 12th when she was struck by a piece of Ice thrown from a passing truck. The usual ripple of small thefts found their way onto the police calendar. Novella Tinnon, 1400 Ulit Avenue, reported the theft of a battery from her car while parked in the 400 block of East 10th. A Buda woman pleaded guilty to charges of shoplifting a jar of pickles from the Handy Andy Grocery Store at 419 East 6th Street and paid & fine of $16. Superior Dairies reported mat milk deliveries were being stolen in the vicinity of 51st Street and North Loop and on Zennla and North Guadalupe Streets. A set of keys were reported stolen in Lena's Tavern in the 1600 block of Rosewood. Bathroom fixtures at Windsor Lounge, 207 West 6th Street, were reported disconnected as if burglary was intended. A tire and wheel were reported stolen from the Capitol Chevrolet Company's used car lot at Fifth and Lamar. A 24-year-old mother Saturday had begun "sitting out" in county jail a $200 fine plus court cost after pleading guilty to charges of filling dates with teenage boys while her three small children slept nearby. AND ON FILE in 53rd District Court was a petition by Chief County Probation Officer J. L. Lewis Jr. seeking to have the woman's children declared dependent and neglected and placed under court custody. The petition will be considered Sept. 11. Charges of auto theft were also filed Friday in Justice Blair's court against Blliy Newton Cooper, whose last known address was listed as 1805 Newton. Cooper is accused of three car thefts: a 1946 pickup truck on July 13, a 1947 Mercury on July 14 and a 1940 Buick on Aug. 12. Prospector Faces Trial in Slaying PERCE, Quebec () A burly 39- year-old prospector-woodsman to day faced trial on a charge of mur dering one of three Pennsylvania hunters whose bear-gnawed remains were found last month in the Gaspe wilderness bush. A provincial magistrate's court last night ordered wnoert uornn, the last man known to have seen the three Americans alive, to stand trial in the death of 17-year-old Richard Lindsey, of Hollidaysburg, Pa. Young Lindsey's remains were found in the bush 65 miles west of Gaspe along with those of his father, Eugene H. Lindsey, 47, and a chum, Fred Claar, 20, of East Freedom, Pa. Labor Party Wins PORT LOUIS. Mauritius, Aug 29 (jjt The Labor Party has been returned to power in this British Crown colony, winning 13 of 19 seats at stake in the legislative council, officials announced Sat urday. Bay M Who Will Rehxm DAMP US Weather Bureau forecast for Austin and Central Texas: Considerable clo u d i n es s with little change in temperatures and occasional showers Saturday night and Sunday. Showers to follow scattered, sporadic pattern of last several days. Temperature range Sunday, 72 to 88 degrees. The high Friday afternoon also was 88 and the low Saturday morning, 72. More data on Page 3. SOUTEX FLOODS RECEDE Cloudy, Damp, Cool Forecast for Austin Austin's weather is going to stay I oudy, damp and cool for the week l cloudy, end, forecasters at the US Weather Bureau said Saturday. They called Tor considerable cloudiness with little change from the mild early fall temperatures of the past few days. A few show ers also are in th. weather picture. Austin had .02 of an inch of rain officially in the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. Saturday, but some parts of the city reported considerably heav ier early morning showers. Riles Sunday Scheduled For MrsWhile Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Dee White, assistant circulation department office manager for The American-Statesman, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Cook Funeral Home. Dr. John Barclay will conduct the services and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. White, wife of C. W. White of 2409 Forest Avenue, had been with The American-Statesman's circulation department for 19 years except for a time when her hus band was in Army service. Survivors are her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Long, Austin; three brothers, Joe Long, Clyde Long and Pete Long, all of Austin; and two sisters. Miss Willie Long and Mrs. Cecil M. Needham, both of Austin. Bell Hurts Public, Union Head Says By Associated Press The state director of the CIO Com munications Workers of America had charged Satiiytey that South western Ben ieiepnone Lompany is "penalizing itself, its employes and the public. T. E. Webb, the CWA's state chief, said, "the company complains about 42 'quickie strikes' in the past three years. But, the man hours of work lost in those walkouts is far less than the 400.000 a day it is losing now by insisting on this proposal. Webb was referring to a clause which the company insists upon in eluding in any new contract with CWA-CIO, a clause which Bell calls a "work continuity guarantee' and which CWA-CIO calls a yellow-dog "no-stnke proposal. INDICTED Ben Gold, above, head of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union of the US and Canada, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington on charges he lied when he swore in an affidavit to the National Labor Relations Board in August, 1950, that he was pot a Communist. UN Informed 320 Say No Repatriation Desired PANMUNJOM, Aug. 29 (AP) The Communists said Saturday they would return all Allied prisoners .wanting repatriation, including all those the Reds sentenced to jail for offenses allegedly committed during captivity. The Reds also told the Joint Prisoner of War Repatriation Commission that "more than 300 Koreans and more than 20 non-Koreans" are refusing to be repatriated. LaGrange had 1.25 inches. Smith ville. -69 and Columbus. 1.61. There was still nothing like heavy general rain in the picture, but the break from summer'i heat was continuing. Rain still fell Saturday In the flood-menaced area around Corpus Christi where nearly five inches poured down the day before, the Associated Press reported. The spreading floodwaters, late Friday, ha'd slipped into lowland areas of Corpus Christi, Kingsvule and Fal furrias. The situation was called "Incon venient but not dangerous in Cor pus Christi. but at Kingsville from 50 to 60 families were evacuated Friday night. The water was re ported slowly receding at Falfur-rias late Friday, but it was not known what the later rains had done to Palo Blanco and Salado Creeks. The water from those streams backed up behind US Highway 281 and State Highway 285. Also hold ing back water was a railroad embankment. But about 20 per cent of the town's residential area was under water. Some 75 homes were evacuated in what officials called "precoutionary measures." Early Saturday, just before day light, rain still fell over a wide area of South Texas which included Austin, Houston, Palacios, Corpus Christi, College Station and Alice, the Weather Bureau said. The floods at Falfurrias were caused by the run-off of a 6-inch rain. Corpus Christis rainfall up to 6:30 p. m. Friday was .60 inches with rain still coming down. Other measurements reported to the weather bureau included San Antonio, .63 inch; beaumont .24, Brownsville .15, Galveston .13, and Victoria .13. Rain at Falfurrias totaled nearly 10 inches for the week while Corpus Christi measured a total of more than 12 inches for the seven days. At Ricardo, six miles south of Kingsville, 4.52 inches fell Friday, for a total of more than 11 inches since last Thursday. Nearly every road in Northern Mexico below Piedras Negras, opposite Eagle Pass on the Rio Grande, was closed Friday night as the result of torrential rains and cloudbursts. Several hundred automobiles were stranded between the Texas Border and the Mexican resort city of Monterrey. The Brownsville-Victoria highway along the Texas Coast was washed out. Automobiles by the hundreds were stalled in Corpus Christi as storm sewers and open ditches failed to handle the huge runoff. Missouri Pacific Railroad workers fought a threatened track washout at Ricardo with sandbags, but trains over the line still were on schedule Friday. JOE SAYS GAMING RING WORKS IN G.P.O. WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 JP) Senator McCarthy (R-Wis.) charged Saturday an organized gambling ring is operating in the government printing office (GPO) and poses a grave threat to national security. The head of the GPO, Public Printer Raymond C. Blattenberger, promptly agreed that gambling activities "have a lot to do with the security of our department." ' Blattenberger then announced that any printing office employe who "hides behind the Fifth Amendment" will be suspended. His announcement drew a round of applause from the audience at a hearing conducted by the Senate's permanent investigations subcommittee headed by McCarthy. A number of witnesses at other hearings by the subcommittee have refused to answer questions on the ground that answers might tend to incriminate them. The Fifth Amendment- the Constitution gives The Reds continued: "Owing to the fact that the operation of repatriation is still going on, our side shall continue to persuade them to be repatriated. Therefore, there still will be changes in this number." At the port of Inchon, a repatriated Brooklyn, N. Y., man,- Private First Class John J. McNeill, said he had been told that 22 Americans and one British soldier were among those either refusing or reluctant to be released. McNeill said he understood that the 23 are expected soon at Kae-song. Red assembly point near Panmunjom, to be turned over to the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission. This is the group or ganized to handle the machinery of deciding custody of such men. The Red promise to repatriate all prisoners asking to be returned was in reply to a question from United Nations officials on that point. Numerous prisoners naa been sentenced at the time of the truce signing to prison for such alleged crimes as "instigating against the peace" and "waging germ war fare." At first, reports were th Reds insisted on the men serving their terms before being freed. Tough American sergeants who were separated from- their men in North Korean prison camps be cause of their outspoken resistance to communism began coming home Saturday. Among the 145 Americans freed today at Panmunjom were 36 non-commissioned officers from the sergeants' compound at Camp 3, Chongsong, North Korea. Lathers, Contractors In Session Union lathers and contractors and subcontractors were in a meeting Saturday morning in an attempt to settle a wage dispute that started last week when lathers walked off their jobs when their request for a 25-cent per hour increast. was denied. The union is asking for the pay increase on the ground it is necessary to bring their wage scale up to that paid in othe. cities. Contractors argue that a wage hike is unwarranted now and if granted would be detrimental to the build ing industry. Norman Smith Jr., chairman of negotiating committee for the wood, wire and metal lathers of Local 407, said the union would present' a new proposal Saturday. Italy Tells Big 3 Tito Grab Feared ROME, Aug. 29 (UP) Premier Giuseppe Pella summoned the Big Three diplomatic envoys into conference Saturday and called an emergency meeting of his cabinet to consider a sudden new diplomatic crisis with Yugoslavia over Trieste. " Pella also conferred with Gen. Efisio Marras, chief . of the Italian . general staff. " , ' A dispatch sent out Friday by the semi-official Yugoslav news agency Yugopress caused the crisis. It said that Marshal Tito considered annexing "Zone B," the Yugoslav occupation zone of the Trieste territory area set up after World War II. The United States and Britain occupy "Zone A." witness the right to refuse to answer such questions. Blattenberger made his statement after a surprise witness, Carl J. Lundmark, refused to tell Mc Carthy whether he operates gambling book at the huge government printing plant or whether he netted $25,000 from this operation last year. The subcommittee has been investigating charges that some employes of the Printing Office are Communists and may have carried off confidential documents. McCarthy, sitting as a one-man subcommittee, headed oft on a different track Saturday, however, contending that gambling in the GPO could cause employes to get so deeply in debt that they might be easy prey for foreign agents. The change sidetracked for a time the scheduled appearance a a witness of Philip L. Cole, deputy public printer nd GPO security oincer. V

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