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Thursday, September 24, 1953
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Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy Thursday with a few widely Mattered thundershow-r. Little chanu In temperature; high about 86, Map on Pat 24. THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN ... - r. umht aMi; okUkMii air. KtMotoc Mcond cU'm mtl mttUr u r tl) et Mrck 1. ItTfl iL. C2, NO. 2G1. Morning and Sunday TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES 500 N BROADWAY, OKLAHOMA CITY, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 24, 1953. m snBtMssffrsmm SINGLE COPY PRICE: Daily fc. Sttade MSI, 23 American Prisoners Who Balked at Swap Handed Over by Reds Juries Go Along I Six Saw Way Out DRAMA ON THE 20TH FLOOR of the Tribune Tower in Chicago was witnessed by thousands on the street below and on television Wednesday when a hazardous rescue prevented the suicide of Millicent Armin, 36. Fire Marshal James R. Hughes (white hair in the picture at left) grab bed the woman by the arm when she was lured into reaching to pat her dog, and pulled her to safety. Another view of the rescue, at right, shows the perilous ledge from which the woman sought to jump. Friends said the woman had been irrational since an operation recently. Regents Will Obey Football TV Limit By BILL VAN DYKE Barring a last-minute change of heart by the National Collegiate Athletic association, Saturday's Oklahoma-Notre Dame football game will be broadcast only by WKY-TV, Oklahoma City. University of Oklahoma regents, in a 3-hour closed meeting Wednesday voted to abide with the NCAA's "home station" rule and not risK suspension by ignoring the ban dh extending television coverage of the game. Members did keep the issue alive for one last chance by adopting iv iae ahKing mat DOtn wax-tv, Oklahoma City, ana ivuiv, misa, De equauy con- a resolui Edgemere'sNew Church to Start $730,000 Raised In Finance Drive Authorization to begin immedi- le construction of the $1,250,000 dcemere Christian church con- ruction project at NW 36 and ,'alker was approved here Wednes-ay night. Decision to give the go-ahead sig-,i ,c roar-hrH at a ioint meet- lg of the board of elders of First nristian vjnurcn anu Frank Buttram, chairman of the oard of elders, said a four-wecK-IH P-nnnaifrn to finance the proi- ct has reached the' $730,000 mark and we feel success of the finance ampaign is assured." A search for "dreamweed' Another report meeting ot cam- Oklahoma ' City's flower gard. ft!!? KSinin Christian was turning into a minor night- hurfh'-i Hinine room at NW 10 1 mare for police Wednesday. nd Robinson. , Officers, their faces scratched The Edgemere development proj- from peeking around rose bushes,: ct includes an ultra-modern series their hands raw from yanking up f structures covering a 40-acre weeds and their hay fever dealing ite. The project planners have them misery, said a day's search ilaccd heavy emphasis on provid- has failed to turn up a single mari-ng church youth facilities. jjuana plant in any flower garden. The project is sponsored by First j Thev said suspicious flower grow--hrisfinn rhurch. pis had svvnmned nnliee with tele- In Wednesday night's meeting of-1 phone calls all day. They demanded 'icials reported the campaign's spe-; officers inspect such things as giant Marijuana Hunt Wearies Police has l ial eifls d 1450,000 and the campaign tea: iavp raiser! 280.484. The figures represents cash gifts mcl pledges, miurarn sam. Cooler Weather Heads Into State; Rain Is Possible rigolds, rag weed, and s small elm sprouts. .Everybody tninKs ne s got mariiuana bush growing in (front yard," police inspector Roy uergman signed. Police besan lookine for mari juana plants in city flower gardens Tuesday after Mrs. Scott W. Fisher discovered one growing in her ironl yard at 3716 in lann, Officers began checking reports Hhunderstorms closed in nscattered marijuana seeds in flower Oklahoma City from the north and . .. . . were letting unsuspecting flower lovers! (vest late Wednesday night, the weatherman said the city might get doused before morning. The front extended over much of central Oklahoma, and rain be--. fallinw in fhp Fl Reno area before midnight. The forecast calls for widely scattered snowers Thursday with little change in temperatures. High should be about 86. Cooler weather should begi moving into the northwest section of the state Thursday, and rea Oklahoma Citv the following d; Wednesday's high at Will Rogers airport was s.i. Muskogee Officers Make Gambling Raid MUSKOGEE. Sept. 23 UPI A I eounty-wide numbers racket mas- ter-minded from a residential garage in Muskogee was raided Wednesday night by police, chief R. M. Pickens reported. O. A. Thomas was charged with gambling as a result of the raid, cultivate the: bince it s about harvest time lor marijuana plants, police figured thev had better get busy. So far celled anv eames. it eould he sub- tney ve come up empty nanaea ex-nected to triple damages in civil cupi lor uus. risnei s uuui, a giant- action. Sooner to Write Ike's Speeches $15,000 Job Goes To Graduate of OU sidercd home stations for the uni versity. The resolution pointed out the Same is a sell-out. does not con flict with other games, and under the NCAA rules the home station' rule could be intrepreted to cover television of the game by both stations. Members privately expressed doubt, however, the NCAA tele vision committee wm reiax its stand to permit any other station man w.y-iv to carry tne game, i Lawton Station Helpless Earlier Wednesday. George: Miskovsky, state senator from Oklahoma City, had urged the regents to ignore the NCAA rule and let KOTV televise the game. No plea was made in behalf of the .Lawton J.V station, whicn lound it did not have facilities to carry the j game even if it were granted per-! mssion. j Robert Freeland, assistant man-! eer of KOTV. promised the re gents his station would carry the game, if the regents approved. Miskovsky said citizens of the state were being subjected "to a new Kina or. gangsterism , trom an illegal gang," in his reference to NCAA's ban on statewide telecast of the game. He said the threatened suspension of OU by the NCAA was "pure Dliifl" and said the association could not bacl. it up. Lawsuit Called Possible Miskovsky. an attorney, charged the ban was illegal restraint of trade and commerce. He said if the NCAA suspended OU (Oklahomn-Tlmei Washington Bureau) WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 A Uni versity of Oklahoma graduate and former Oklahoma City man has been given the job of writing President Eisenhower's speeches. Bryce N. Harlow, 37, will re place Emmet J. Hughes, senior editor of Life magazine who re-j signed Wednesday, effective October 15. as nrincitJal speech writer. Harlow, who has held various envprnmpnt and congressional posts since 1938, has a master of! arts degree from OU. mnw assistant to Mai. Gen. Wilton B. Persons, administrative assistant for legislative liaison, and has helped prepare presidential speeches ana messages iu congress. His new ioh Davs $15,000 a year. He was vice-president of his family's Oklahoma City publishing liirm, ine tianow i-uunsmng Corp., from 1951 to 1953. From 1938 to 1941, he was sec-! retary for former Rep. Wesley Dis-1 ney, Tulsa Democrat. During i World war 11, he was assistant 10 Gen. Persons, who was army: legislative and liaison cniei. .Harlow served on the staff of the house armed services committee from 1947 to 1951. Hughes, who has been principal presidential speech writer since tne i02 campaign, resignea compelling reasons demanding return to mv profession." "We shall miss you greatly In the task of reducing ideas and aspirations to words," the president replied. WithScanland's Get Tough Rule 10-Year Minimum Will Be Enforced On Repeat Violator Two district court juries Wednes day nut their stamp of approval the county attorney's new tougn policy on habitual criminals. In a staff meeting last week, Granville Scanland, county attor ney, announced that in the future the office would take tne namtuai criminal statute to juries to de cide whether citizens of the county want a tougher enforcement pol- In the past, many defendants charged with crimes "after a for mer conviction OI a ieioiiy nave been allowed to plead guilty to the crime, without the added "former conviction" penalty. Stiff Terms Loom The law sets a 10-year minimum i penalty for a "former conviction."' The law was passed to make possible stiff prison terms for repeated violators. Because OI tne nign minimum peanlty, it has been difficult in the past to get convictions for crimes carrying lessor penalties when tne alter iormer kuu- Many defendants, charged with enmo ciif-h prime as burelarv. would agree to plead guilty and! tl, ,l,rtr Wrnc if thp "AFC." Of Muskogee Jail Six prisoners escaped from the Muskogee county jail Wednesday night, sawing through two separate cell blocks and cutting a steel bar from a north window without alarming the jailer on duty in a front office of the one-story building. The break, believed to have occurred shortly after 7 p. m., was not discovered until an hour later. Sheriff R. T. Sypert said a woman living across the street from the north side of the building noticed the window bar missing about 8:30 p. m. and called jailer L. W. Ratley. Sypert said the prisoners sawed off the lower bars from two cells and took them along, apparently to use as weapons. But he added he did not consider the men dangerous. "I don't believe any of those fellows are killers," he said. Robert William Bumgartner, 42, Chicago, was tabbed as the most desperate. Bumgartner is wanted by both federal and California officers for writing hot checks and as a parole violator from California's Folsom prison. , Sypert said he was jailed in Muskogee after purchasing an auto with a hot check. , Highway patrol units were called in to assist county officers in searching the area, overcrowded by the influx of visitors to the Muskogee state fair. No roadblocks were thrown up, however, Another prisoner, Vernon Raymond Coon, 33, charged with raping his 9-year-old daughter, stopped by his house at the edge Plant Explodes, 10 Men Killed Blast Near Buffalo Injures 27 Others TONA WANDA. N. Y., Sept. 23 m At least 10 men were killed Wednesday as a series of four ex plosions blew to bits a chemical! plant building here ana rocicea! the northern suburbs ot Buttaio. Twenty-seven persons -were in- Police and firemen searched for more bodies in the smoldering Iruins of a building owned by the Lucidol Division oi tne rxovauei- Agene Corp. Pickens said. The chief disclosed that numbers could be bougnt lor five cents and up with payoffs ranging as high as $500. On Today's Editorial Page Stewart Alsop Asserts United States intelligence underestimated Soviet capabilities. Leonard Lyons Says Democrats already hard at: work on TV coverage for '56 convention. Sylvia Porter Police figure some folks are cul tivating marijuana plants and don't Know it. rne piant maKes a pretty flower, and it's native to this section of the country. Eisenhower Sends Greetings Here To Chamber Men Greetings from President Eisenhower enme Wednesday to mem bers of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives just as tne issions were closing. The telegram from the White House, addressed to Stanley Draper, president of the ACCE and manager of the Oklahoma! city enamDer, sain: m delighted to send greet ings to you and to all those al convention of the American Chamber of Commerce Execu tives. May this convention result in continued success for an organization which, in hundreds of communities throughout our nation, has done so much to fortify our respect for individual initiative and; our love of freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower." Ike Orders Review Of Civilian Aviation WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 Iffl Murray declare martial law at the stadium Saturday to repel any NCAA enforcement and let KOTV go ahead with a telecast. from Daytona Beach, ria., the ivernor replied bv teleeram he thought such action was too severe ano impetuous wnere oniy a loot-ball same was concerned. Murray added, however, he also deplored tne apparent uncompro- Veterans Reach U. S. SEATTLE, Sept. 23 iPi The navy transport Marine Lynx docked here Wednesday, bringing 2,741 Korea war veterans home from the far east. $30,000 in Jewelry Stolen From Executive NEW YORK. Sent. 23 Iff) Thir ty thousand dollars' worth of jew elry was reported stolen Wednes- aay trom me rum avenue apart ment of Mr. and Mrs. tieorge Armour. Armour is president oi American Aniline Products, Inc. The Armours reported the jewel ry was taken while they were away irom nome. tney saia it an t,v- cWfpr tprms if the "AFC were dropped. Katner tnan nwi losing a case, the county attorney's office has. accepted the pleas in many instances. No More Guilty Plea However, because of the current many of the crimes committed by persons with long records, scan- jland decided to give jurors a 'chance to crack down on the habitual offenders. Under the new policy, no gunty plea will be accepted from a son chareed "after a former viction" for less than the 10 years Scanland said, U juries go along on the policy. The first three cases since adoption of the policy went to trial Wednesday. Man Gets 10 Years Gus Graham, 715 NE 1, was hnrupH with burelarv after nor conviction. He was accused of burglarizing the Martin Cleaners, 110 IS. urana. ine cnarge ai statea ne was timvit-icu i " fitting crew naa neen woikihs. tempted burglary Sept. 19, 1946 and Lucidol's main buUding, midway ,.f hnmlarv Feh. 25. 1948. V.o,.,pn Tnnnwanria and Buffalo. Joe t. Martin, assistant coumy had scarcely a wnoie piece oi giass attorney prosecuted tne case. neft in it. r.nhum who was arrested in the The pv-nlnsinns were heard establishment, claimed he had far away as six miles. They fol- narcotics and didn't remember a period of 25 minutes, shattering anything about it. windows in nearby buildings and DiocKs in every Polipp flhief Elmer C. Mang said he understood there were 12 men in the building wnen tne nrst oiast ripped it apart at 10:18 a.m. Authorities said they believed te explosions were in chemical storage tanks. But the precise cause of the blasts was not determined. Damages was expeciea to run into millions. The first two victims identified .v- r-horloe Wnv .Tr about 26. a chemical worker, and John Sick, a research chemist. Some bodies were torn apart uy the hlasts. Two bodies were found 75 feet away from the two-story brick structure, in wnicn a sieam- fitting crew had been working. over several ations returned a verdict ot guilty and gave him a 10-year sentence. T.onnc Chester Poland. 1627 NW went to trial on a charge of burelarv after a former conviction. tHp pharpp stated he was con- larceny and Feb. 20, 1948 of larceny of an automobile. 'SdooI of Thread' Cai ISTANBUL, Turkey. Sept. 23 (fl Scanland prosecuted this case Ten persons were killed and 27 for the state. Poland was ac- ounded in an explosion and tire cuscd ot entering an upaiimcm at tne municipal luei aump at nouse at i lxc a wmus Kars, newspapers reported j portable sewing machine - and Wednesday night. Kars, a town of radio. 20,500 population in northeast Tur- He also pleaded drunkenness key. is 25 miles from the Soviet his defense, and there was no ques- bordcr. 1 (Contlnu. 10 Killed, 27 Hurt In Turkey Explosion Booze War Has Ups, Downs Flames leaped high in the air under a mushroom cloud of heavy, black smoke that witnesses said resembled pnotograpns oi atomic explosions. Training Planes Collide; Nebraska Cadet Killed rrvRPTTS r.HRlSTI. Texas. Sent, 23 (fl The third collision of navy nlanps in this area in two weeks killed an aviation cadet about 25 Labor Promised Changes in Law Eisenhower to Ask Taft-Hartley Action ST. LOUIS, Sept. 23 (fl President1 Eisenhower said today sage to the AFL convention that the Taft-Hartley Act is essentially sound but has "a number of de fects" he will ask Congress next January to change. Eisenhower's message which was read to delegates by Vice President Richard M. Nixon, made no reference to the controversy stirred up by AFL leader Martin Durkin's recent resignation as secretary of labor. Nixon, however, in remarks of his own, told the convention Eisenhower never broke his word with Durkin on T-H law changes Durkin has charged. Durkin Stands Pat 'There may have been a mis understanding, but in 40 years of service to his country . . . Dwight Eisenhower has never been fiuiltv iof breaking his solemnly iven word on anything. And I don't be lieve that anyone can claim that he broke his word in this instance," Nixon said. DurKin. seated amonc delegates close to the platform from which Nixon spoke, afterward went up ano snooK nanos wun tne vice president. But the resigned Cabinet member said he still stood on what he said before. Eisenhower's convention saee said an administration study of changes needed in the Taft-Hartlev act is "not as yet com pleted" but there is "substantial I accord on a heartening number' ot proposed amendments. GIs Sing Praise ForCommunisfs; All Are Healthy Group Is Delivered To Neutral Troops; One Briton Included PANMUNJOM, Korea, Sept. 24 (Thursday) (fl The Reds Thursday yielded control of 23 American prisoners of war they said had re fused repatriation. The Americans sang the Communist Internationale as they were handed over to Indian custodial troops in the Korean neu tral zone. The Reds also gave up one Briton and 335 Korean prisoners of war they said did not insist on repatriation in last month's big prisoner of war exchange. The Koreans were handed over first. The Americans and the Briton came last. There were five women among the Koreans- ; Tho transter was completed snoniy after lp.m. The Americans were singing the Communist anthem as they rolled into the demilitarized 7one in ius?-sian-built trucks. They Are Laughing Thev lauehed and smiled as thev climbed out of the lumbering vehicles. All appeared healthy and were They smoked Chinese cigarets. Snmp chnnV kanric with North Korean Communists who helped them down trom tne trucKS, ana thanked them. One American told a enmese: , -"Good luck; Comrade Lee. We will see you in Peiping, old nun.? : Another told a Bed officer, "Thank you. See you later." The Communist replied, forget ns." Never." Names Are Censored Censorship banned release of the men's names immediately. The allied POWs and more than 22,600 anti-Red Chinese and Ko- POWs sent to tne neutral zone by the allies in the past two weeks, on Saturday will begin hoarine explanations of their rights iunder the armistice by represent atives of their respective sides. The neutral nations repatriation commission in charge of the POWI Iof both sides told them Thursday they can make tneir own cnoice on repatriation "of their own free will without any fear." The auieo prisoners were aressea i drab blue Chinese uniforms. They wore, white pins of the picasso peace uuve on meu. jackets. Some appeared to have meoais. They wore tennis shoes ana floppy blue Chinese army caps. :orrespond- ent Wilfred Burchette's book titled "China's Feet Unbound." They Shun Newsmen None spoke to American nw- ing at the correspondents, the only Eisenhower said .the objectives Pfjvno - of the administration's study" of the T-H law are: mntted American newsmen standing on the other side of the sible results or uses of the act to j03"1 wire. their detriment; can officers who escorted the press. To remedy defects which . But one F,s?ner," cause concern on the part ofi" working men and women over pos- The Americans were cheered by '2. To Insure administration of the South j Korean prisoners al- onrM'eedv ndiZA-' I An Indian spokesman said only fic ent speedy, and impartial - of the orisoners handed over sick, all South Koreans. killed an aviation cadet about 21 rj" "jon; iwere sick, all South Koreans, miles south of Corpus ChrisUa 8? ne th legitimate! One was a pregnant woman who Wednesday. W brought along a child. A Red news- By RAY PARR Frank Lynch and Larkin Lamb, deputy sheriffs, Wednesday scaled the heights and hit the bottom of the Oklahoma county whisky manufacturing industry. In a raid north of Luther they found the finest still they have turned up in years of raiding. It was a 100-gallon all-copper outfit and included charred wooden barrels. The whisky passed through copper tubes into five gallon crock jars then through a cop per funnel into one-gallon jars. ,),,. nnccihln r. President fciiscnnower today oraer- cession. ed a comprehensive review of; A gasoline pressure tank skfd Robert B. Murray.' And it wa turning out rye leaders '.chairman of the Air Co-ordinating whisky, instead of the traditional committee to make such a review! corn of the blackjack country. so the public and tne aviation m-i un lap were 33U gallons oi pure nusiry Victor Rice1 Tells how Red operate. Marcaret Chase hmtth ij,,,. P1, Pt a clear and rve Still finds airforce cutback comprehensive statement of the The owner turned out to be confusing. ! aviation policies of this adminis- William Marvin Bottger. 65. He Pleat tun to rag it. ' auon. i told deputies he did not approve of making whisky, but he thought if a fellow was going to do it he ought to make good whisky. "I don"t want anybody to get hurt by anything I make," he He said he had six children and hadn't applied for an old age pension, because it wouldn't be enough to keep his children in school. He said he had been in trouble just once before because of making whisky. That was back in the depression days of the 1930s, he said. He also said that since he started up his rye still again, his conscience got to hurting him and he chopped it up twice and went out of business. But the press for ready cash led him to solder it up and run off a few more gallons, he added. The deputies destroyed the still and placed Bottger under arrest. Tne victim was cauet ivaipn u. Bobier, 22, of South Sioux City. Neb. Cadet Robert E. Morgan, 20, nf fYilnmhiis. Texas, pilot of the other plane, bailed out and escaped with minor bruises. Canada Requests U. S. To Reduce Trade Bars but gave him until Thursday to report to the courthouse. It was a downright pleasure for the deputies to work in such Wednesday njght called such a conscientious figure of industry. But then the next raid ouch. Two hours later the deputies still couldn't draw a deep breath. They raided a house at the northeast edge of Luther and followed what looked like a too well-beaten path to the outdoor plumbing facilities, known in literature as a Chic Sale. They discovered a floor plant in the facilities and dug up 108 pints ot th XMln she waj captured with -".'r. i ' , . ,- j iu -i i ,her husband. "4. To worK to tne cnu wi uicic be less rather than more govern ment interference in laoor-manage-ment affairs." whisky. Eddie Shaw was booked for possession and the corn was destroyed. "No. we didn't pour it down the sink." Lynch snapped, in answer to a question. "We finished that job in the open air. Maysville Battles Fire Into the Night United States to help remove the, MAYSVILLE, Sept. 23 Fire de-i threat of communism and depres-, stroyed a grocery store, an unoc- anrl Mortin? leadership in solving ; ,ua Movsvillo hotel here early the world's dollar problem. .Thursday morning. At the same time ne suggesiea! Fjrefighting equipment trom Canada should know just how it Lindsay and Pauls Valley joined fits into American trade policy, em- tne battie to save the two-story phasizing that Canada does not notej but tne blaze still was raging want to be regarded as a "mar-!,,, 12:30 a. m. Thursday, nearly ginal supplier to be cut off when- tnrce hours after the fire was dis-ever the going is tough." covered. ., , . j c- ' The J. and J. Supermarket and ntiaren Diamea in nre tne 0ij Rex theater ouuoing Pour Women Along Four other South Korean women were in the group. The Americans arrived from Kaesong, the Red truce headquarters, in open Russian-built trucks. Reaching the Indian stockade, they broke out singing the Communist Internationale. The first lines of the Internation- rhiiHrin nlavinc with matches Garvin county town cre Bwcu . hi?rf hv firemen Wed- heavilv. No estimates of Joss were rven for setMng fTre to a available and cause of the fire had house at 529 SV 5. Firemen said not been determined they were able to umii oarnaRr i VninnWrs were aiding the three! ,e xi.. tir. Mffiuit M and one utnoenu- tM s building to PnwVf ified firefighters was reported in- Ifiremen said. No one was injured, jured. WOMEN OVER 60 PREFER LOVE STORIES . . . Love stories with happy endings are the favoritereadinj .of women over 60. The oldish gentlemen, however, prefer Westerns and mystery stones. But regardless of age ndac, Oklahomans get a kick oat Of reading Oklahoman and xanes Want Ads. Becauaethats where they find the EASY answer to many every-day problems without leaving their, comfortable easy chairs. If you'd like to sell or buy something, hire good help, buy car or property, call on the Want Ads. Phone CE X-Wll for ad-writing help. - ',

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