The Yuma Daily Sun from Yuma, Arizona on May 19, 1953 · Page 1
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mm "-NOTEBOOK ·vcryOM likM * good »lory, and thti on* ha* p*cUl meaning « lt hai been reported from behind UM Iron Curtain. , : It ««nu that mn old man, a farmer on an agricultural cooperative farm in one of the Iron Curtain countries, had to attend,a Icc- turt on "dialectical materialism." 'The speaker had been sent to the farm especially to "educate" the workeri. . He compared Karl Marx to a farmer. Marx, k* said, took the grain of Hegel's philosophy and threw the husks away. The old farmer listened with a worried expression on his face, but did not nay anything. When he returned home, however, he told his wife what he had I learned. A N D - T H E - Y U M A ' X R r Z O N A ^ S E N T I N E Tuesday Jk HAJM^h^kBfc MT1VT1IUQII YUMA SUN--VOLUME 4»--NUMIER III YUMA. ARIZONA. TUESDAY. MAY It. I«J TWO PARTS-FIRST PART ARIZONA SENTINEL--VOLUME M--NUMUR III .'.'They caught some fellow named Marx stealing grain," he reported to her. . . '"--and it looks like he'll get at least 15 years at forced labor." " If there's a moral to the story, it:Is that the Intricate reasoning and logic of communist philosophy hasliio'-'appeal to the masses. - f Communism scores its biggest 'BBccesses, as in China, when it of- iWrs, not philosophy, but -;;--land; ; fefood; --revenge for tyranny. «Hospital News Pitients admitted to the Yuma General hospital May 18: Mrs. Le lla'B«gby. 825 1st Avc:: Mrs. Essie Duncan, general delivery, Somerton; Mrs. Mary Durant, 1128 1st Ave. Mrs. Lcola Hdskin. 316 S. 9th Ave.; Sheila; Ann tacy, Padre Garces, apt. 22;'· /Charles L o w e l l , . Charles : Ingalll.Homes, apb 22; M · Si Miller, 596 lit St.; John Rugh 1 1TOS 10th Ave. ;Jo»le Santanle, Box m 3S, Welltb'nrMri: Maxlne Simpson, iBpx-*21, Bird, Calif.;'Mrs. Lydia ! 8bc,''WBH OrjWi* : ,A«.:;an'd Larry i 'D.-Slewart,.1875 4th Ave. ; ' Dismissals; May 18: ; . ' -Miguel Rodri|t»»;' Algodoncs; .Mrs.'Dorothy JohMbrij 590 Orange Ave.; : Mary -Sims. 222- Capitol Somerton; Milton-Voelker, Box V J30, Route 3; Mrs.-'Loretta Kelley 1821 1st Ave.;- Mrs. Alta Simpson Box 118, Wcllton; Mrs. H e l e n ^olff, 403 2nd Avc.; Harold Young ^ Jt.;' 251 17th; Patricia Leverett TM 815''i«h Avc.; Stanley Mangana By* 121, Somertpn, and David Smith', Box 700. Route 1. 'Evil Spirits'Attack Girl Even when Mayor Near MANILA, P. I. --(UP)-- Manila's tough Mayor Arsenic (Arsenic) Lacson said today he would ask the Archbishop to excrete the "invisible tormentors" of a 'tceh-agcd girl in the city jail. , Lacson said he had heard reports that "evil spirits" · had been pestering Clarita Villanueva, 18, for nine days and ordered her brought to the city morgue so he could see for himself. The hard-boiled mayor took along medical examiner Mariano Lara and other observers, including a group of newsmen. The girl, who was jailed for vagrancy, described the spooks as "a very big dark man with curly hair all over the body" and "a body with an angelic face and a big mustache." Lacson said that within 15 minutes while he was sitting beside her the girl had two attacks and was "bitten" on her index finger and neck. .She writhed and then laughed as though she had been tickled. She told the mayor the two "things" then took turns biting her neck. Lacson said he saw marks of human teeth where Clarita had been "bitten," and they "were not made by her." · "Clarita's hand was bitten while I was holding it," Lacson saiit. "The finger was bitten under my palm. What it is is beyond me. This is something that goes way back to the dark dim past." Lacson said Lara, a doctor who is not superstitious, was "scared stiff." . ' . When Clarita was asked to draw pictures of the "things," the pencil "flew off her hand," the mayor said. 2300 Families Evacuated From Stricken Gulf Area NEW ORLEANS (UP) -- Sullen i Issippl and spread about 100 miles louds hovered low over the Gulf, Inland. . Cor Thitv.s Nabbed Wh«n Stuck in Sand Two-iSan'.Francisco youths were headed' back to Los. Angeles todaj tb face charges of car theft afte .* they hitchhiked a ride from t h e * wrong party here In Yuina. The youths, one 18 and the oth er 17, had gotten their car stuck in the sand 18 miles east of Yum the other day. After giving up th. Job of trying to get it out, t h e ; thumbed the first car that cam along. That happened to be High way Patrolman Louis Cochran. Cochran investigated the ca and found the wiring had beei tampered with. The youths at.firs, - contended that they had been giv ·' en a ride by a sailor who had.lef them but later admitted stcalin the car in Los Angeles. Cochran gave them a ride but was back to jail. Both admille that they were out on probatio for previous car thefts. The youth were identified as Octave Sterling 18, and Donald Cortes, 17. T h e were released to -the I^os Angele Police Department for prosccu tion.. ^ft " -Divorce by Default A divorce by default has been awarded in superior c o u r t by Judge Henry C. Kslly. .Divorced w e r e Esperanza McMorris vs. George McMorris. oast today as rescue workers evaluated more than 2,300 families n the path of boiling floods and counted at least five persona dead n the wake of a mighty storm. The Red Cross rushed emergency aid to Alexandria in central jouisiana where the city of 35,000 was virtually cut off by the rising Red river, and flood waters of the Sabine river reached record evels while spreading over a width of almost 20 miles. ..Two. Negro boys . drowned., at Lebeau, La., when swept up by locd waters as they walked along a highway yesterday. Two. other persons .were killed in a cave-In ilong the Mississippi river and another died as high winds ripped Oalveston. Tex. Kcd Cross at Work The wide storm front stretched from the Mexico border to Miss- Louisiana's multitude of rivers and streams spilled over in '19 parishes. Rescue workers moving from house to house by boat in the flooded sections evacuated fnoce than 2,300 families, the Red Cross reported. All roads and bridges leading Into Alexandria on the Red river were washed out as rains .which reached as much as 10.33 inches in 24 hours i»olated the city where the Red Cross set lip Its ;disa»ter In Deridder" Irt" southwest" Louis iana, water ran eight feet deep through homes. . ""The Sabine river on the Texas Louisiana border spread ovei thousands of acres of Texas tim berland between Newton and Or ange, Tex., and an estimated one fourth of Newton county's 911 square miles was inundated. to Income Tax Cut In 1954; Excess Profits Remain Supervisors OK Liquor Licenses To 4 Locations Four liquor license transferal applications were approved by the Yuma county board of supervisors yesterday at the regular meeting. A No. 6 license was transferred from E. F. Sanguinetti, Inc., to R. H. Lutes and Sidney S. Darwin. The new location of the license will he nt a drive-in liquor store at 4th avenue and 22nd street. Also receiving approval was a license from E. J. Haydls t o Eugene F. Christie near Salome; John P. Brusco to John A. King of Salome; and Louis Kramkimel to Chet H. Lott of Wenden. In other business transacted yesterday. the board approved the plans ot architect John Sing Tang for the 1 school addition at Wellton. Voters there recently approved a bond issue of $180,000. Prcent at the meeting were supervisors Otis Shipp, chairman: M. G. Miniken and Glenn Strohm; county attorney F. Lewis Ingraham and clerk Bob Odom.. Winds Blew 53 Pet. Harder This Month If you thought it was a hit windy earlier this month you were absolutely correct. According to official Weather Bureau rexords, the wind during the first 15 days of this month has been 53 per cent higher than during he 65-year average for this same period. Sherd. T. Baldwin, meteorolrt- glst at the Yuma Weather station. Raid the historic average for winds the, first 15 (lavs o'f May Is about 6.1 miles per liour. This month, however, it averaged 9.8 MPH. The fastest mile of wind blew through Yuma on the loth day of May, zipping past at 34 MI'II. May 8th had the highest 21-hour average, with 14.1 MFT, and a high point of HI MTU at one time during the day. USO Grand Opening Set For Saturday Yuma's USO will have Its grand peninj; this Saturday night with _ band concert, a Hollywood show, and fots of high brass to highlight he opening festivities. Recently completed at a cost of almost $20,000, the USO has had ts doors open for the past several weeks while plans were being made or the formal opening. Capt. John H. Phillips,,of the Salvation Army, the USO director here, announced the plans last night to a jroup of persons representing the various service clubs of the city. Opvn House Open house will be held from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Yuma Union High School band under the direction of Al Havens will give a concert for the' servicemen from 7 to 8 .p.m. Following that. Sen. Harold Gjss, chairman of Che USO committee, will take over, to introduce the various visiting dignitaries. Major General Walter Todd, commanding general of the Western Air Defense Command, will be among those present. Also on hand will Be Col. Walter W. Abbey, commander officer of the Yuma Test Station, and Col. Robert F. Worley. commanding officer of the Yuma Air Base. The Hollywood show will take over following the introduction of the guests .and that entertainment will be.followed by a dance. Plans were made last night by the rjapresent- atives to supply refreshments for the opening night. Over .1,000 servicemen 'are expected to attend the opening day activities. Mrs. Floyd Phillips presided over the meeting last night. Plan for Year A plan for the service clubs for tlie entire year was handed out with' each club being allotted one week to supervise the activities at the USO. Donations for the opening night activities have been promised by the following clubs: Jaycees and Spurettcs, Yuma Women's Club Wednesday Afternoon club, Re- aekak's Encampment Auxiliary BPW, VFW Auxiliary, Toastmi's- trcsses, Carpenters Auxiliary Eagles. Pilot Club. Women's Ree and Rifle Club, and Zonta. · Capt. Phillips pointed out.tha donations will be accepted froir individuals as well as the various service groups · in order to make the opening night an overwhelm ing success. Yuma Cotton Allotment Due for Talk Tonight Yuma farmers may be cutting their own throats by failing to report over their own signature acreage plannted to cotton in recent years. This may be one topic discussed when cotton planters meet at 8 o'clock tonight at the Superior court, room. When cotton supply exceeds demand by 30 per cent, the law says an election MUST be called to see if planters want allotments; and allottmcnts are based on 5 former, years, including 1949. · · Arizona had 623,000' acres in 1052. but its 5-ycar base is only 390,300. If national crop is held to 11 million bales, Arizona would be allowed 319,136 acres; but if national is only 10 million bales, hen Arizona would be limited to 290,124. Only 13.891 Yuma had 48,000 in 19-52 (60.000 his year), but its 5-year average s only 18,689. On an 11 million :rop, Yuma could be held to 15,280 acres; and on a 10-rnillion crop, to only 13,891 acres. ( Y u ma's 60,000 acres this year would S'OT count on the allottment.}. Arizona might ask that some marginal land In the bid South that produces, only a quarter bale be "given" to Arizona where an Licensed To Wed Licensed to wed May 18th by .James B. McLay, c.lerk of the superior court, were Arnulfo Rojo. acre may produce six times that much. But this is apt to get a cold stare from Washington: The whole idea is LESS not MORK cotton. A local cotton man says that Yuma reluctantly yielded to the government's urging to "stop cotton and give us flax." Thus Yuma lost its cotton acreage -- and now suffers for it. Slay Vote Dec. 15 A call for the cotton farmers to r ote may come Oct. .15 with election day on Dec. 15.; If the vote is "Yes 1 " the government, will set allotments: and support the price at 90 per cent of parity. If-the cotton men vote "No" cotton will be supported at only 50 per cent of parity and that'support will go only to farmers who "go along with the PMA" which presumably means, "accept allotments," Other farmers grow all the cotton they want to and take their chances on the open market. In view of all this, the farmer who has been refusing or negicct- ing to report his history over his own signature may find himself "madder than a wet hen" when the /acres are handed out nexti spring. .Folk who get maddest are the ones who',realize that their own, neglect 'caused their own calamity. Navy Plane in 1st Flight Into Atom Fireball LAS VEGAS (UP)--A pilotless Navy plane made the first successful flight into the turbulent ther r mar envelope surrounding an atomic fireball today as the Atomic Energy Commission shot off the "jinxed" ninth blast in its current test /series. The test, postponed four times because of excessive radiation and unfavorable weather, appeared to rank with the strongest atomic explosions ever"set off on Yucca Flat, 65 miles northwest of here. Its brilliant flash momentarily blinded observers at the 9,00-foot level on Mt. Charleston, 35 miles away, and the AEC said its jarring shock was registered on seismographs at Pasadena, Calif., 300 miles to the west. Heard In Bishop Residents of Bishop, Calif., IS. Re turns Freedom Airliner To Czechoslovakia BERLIN (UP)-The U.S.' High Commission · returned. to Czechoslovakia today 'the 1 "freedom airliner" used by Czech anti-Communists in their escape to the West two'months ago. A six-man Czech crew took off from T e m p e l h o f airfield for Prague on the Czech National Airlines C-47 transport. The high commissioner turned the plane to its owners three days after the Czechs ; released American newsman William N. Oatis from Imprisonment on "espionage charges." Four Czech commandeered anti the Communists airliner on Things Like This'il Make Fire Dept. Laiy The Yuma Fire Department had n very hnndy fire to put out this morning. A-man drove the fire up to their front door. R. A. Bally, truck driver for the U. S. Supply Co., -had noticed a fire in the bed of his truck as he came into Yuma. He drove his truck up in front of city hall and notified the fire department, local-' ed in the rear of the building. The fire was promptly extinguished March 23 while it was on a regular flight from Prague to Brno, Czechoslovakia. They skimmed across the Iron Curtain at' tree-top level and landed at the U.S. Air Force Rhine-Main base outside Frankfurt. The ringleaders and two passengers asked for and were granted political asylum. Other passengers on the airliner elected to return to Czechoslovakia. Boling Trial Set For May 29 A preliminary hearing for W. M. "Sonny" · Boling, ..accused of robbery- Tit s '-S«~furtl4y' : ' T Vi1ght's ' 'trap" near Somerton, has been . set for Friday, May 29th by justice of the peace Ersel Byrd. Boling, 22. refused to w a i v e : preliminary hearing and is now' being held under bond. He and a 16-ypar-oid 'youth are accused of robbing some Mexican workers of slightly over a dollar and a watch while they held a shotgun on them. Rancher Paul Spurlock had set a trap for. Boling as .he believed that the youth who worked f o r Spurlock was guilty of robbing some other workers. The t r a p worked and Spurlock poured eight shots into the robbery 'car before MB gun jammed and the youths sped away. .They were later apprehended. .'1 According to Sheriff Jim Washurn, Boling has a record having served time in Florence for a burglary committed in Safford. The 16- year-old youth is being held for juvenile authorities. heard the explosion clearly and counted 13 or 14 distinct sound waves in succession, the AEC said. .The feature of the test was the first successful flight into the atomic envelope. A single engined, propeller-driven Navy AD-2 Skyraider guided by radio and radar flew without mishap through the flaming curtain of atomic fire and was landed a short time later at nearby Indian Springs Air Base. A similar pilotless plane sent into the thermal envelope of a nuclear blast three weeks ago was torn apart and sent crashing .to ·the ground: .·-···-··-·- -Brilliant Olow The blast, which was followed 18, and Rosie Mcndoza, 19, both o f ; with little damage. Yuma. The Weather Highest yesterday 05 Lowest -. - 64 Temperature at 11 a.m. today 88 Relative humidity at 11 a.m. 11% Average high this date by a - flaming fireball visible for 17 seconds, burst on the predawn darkness with a brilliant glow at 5:041-2 a.m: PDT. Even in Las Vegas, the sky remained light with an ever changing color pattern for several seconds. An ice collar was clearly visible below the churning head of the mushroom cloud which soared 40,- 000'feet into the sky. Rep. Hugh D. Scott, (R-Pa.) spokesman for 23 congressional ob servers who watched the explosion from eight miles away, sair "none of us was fully prepared for what we saw, even after three days of intensive preparation ant Germs in Blood Plasma Denied by Army Doctor SEOUL, Korea (UP)--A spokesman for. the Eighth Army surgeon's office today denied reports published in the United United States that blood plasma shipments to Korea have been found to carry the germs of in,, fectious hepatitis. Average low'this date 63 The spokesman said no p, asma Forecast to Wednesday night: j nac j been rejected for any reason. ' He added that more whole blood is being used in Korea because improvements in - processing have made its use more practicable. Scattered cloudiness today. increasing Wednesday. Slightly warmer today, cooler Wednesday, Locally windy Wednesday. What do we want? The V ll mn D a l l y Sun wants to know «ho»«. news Items that it otherwise has no way of Knowing. Illustration*: 1) Word cnmen of death ·f m Yuman away from hnmr. .Won't you mil in at once? 2) Same with mishap* to traveling Yumnnx. , S) Or you may havr jiml Men an accident, or a fire break out. 4) Could be that a well liked preacher In leaving hid pMtonle. ',) Or It might br a Inni- nr»» deal lhnt will Interest othcm. Wont you pirate dial 3-3333 Bill Oatis Just Wants To Take Life Easy Awhile, Review Trial Radio Speech To Discuss Other Tax Questions WASHINGTON -- (UP)--, President Eisenhower said today he is willing to let a 10 per cent individual income tax cut go into effect on schedule Jan. 1. But he wants the corporation excess profits tax extended six months to Jan. 1. Mr. Eisenhower disclosed his tax views to Republican congressional leaders in giving them a preview of the 30-minute radio speech he will make to the nation tonight on taxation, the budget and national security. GOP leaders said Mr. Eisenhower also will discuss three other tax categories in his radio speech. ut the White House asked them ot to disclose these other cate- ories in advance of the speech. . Runs Into Opposition Mr. Eisenhower's tax plans, if pproved by C o n g r e s ;rant relief to individuals and corporations at the same time instead f giving corporations a six month .dvahtage over individuals. Under iresent law, the excess profits tax till expire six weeks from today. But the plans ran into immediate ipposition from one of the con- ressiohal conferees, Chairman Daniel A. Reed (R-N.Y.) of the House Ways and Means committee which has original jurisdiction iver tax legislation. Reed also Wants to give corpora- ions and individuals tax relief 'at he same time. But he would do by letting the excess profits tax · expire 'on schedule and move the effective date' of the scheduled ndividual income tax cut up six months to July 1. This would amount-to a-5,p«r cent income tax cut this year. Can Avoid Committee ' ; Reed conceded that if GOP leaders are determined to extend the excess profits tax they can do it without going through his committee. But Reed served notice..that if his committee is by passed on the excess profits tax extension, . he may hold up other administration- bills before his committee such as. the proposed extension o'f the reciprocal trade law which expires June 12. - . Loss of the excess profits tax' would cost the government, about briefings." Demos Consider Convention in '54 , $2,000.000,000 annually in revenues. When the 10 per cent individual Income tax cut goes into effect 'it WASHINGTON cratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell today announced he has appointed two committees to study a proposal for a Democratic national convention next year. Purpose of the extraordinary convention would be to write a party platform for the 1954 congressional elections. One of the committees was composed of 17 members of congress and the other of governors and party officials. Mitchell also named a third committee to investigate the possibility of revising convention rules. will cost the government more revenues. '· '· Military Economies Congressional leaders who got*a preview of the President's speech also said that the administration's sharpjy cut -military budget, actually will give the nation "more security." They said combat effectiveness will be increased and (UP) -- Demo- that economies will be achieved NEW YORK (UP) -- Newsman Wiliinm N. Oatis, back in America after ^two years as a prisoner in Czechoslovakia, said today his only plans were to take life easy for a while. The 311-year-old Associated Press correspondent flew home yesterday for a reunion with Ms wife, Laurabclla, whom he had not seen for 'nearly three years. He was released from Pankrac prison in Prague Saturday by an official pardon from his 10 ycnr sentence on an espionage charge. In a press conference he disclosed he had been grilled eight hours a day for nearly two months between the time of his arrest in April, 1051, and his trial. GKi.'Ch Law Different He,said he wanted to study the rctford of his trial before giving any thought to a formal repudla tion, of his "confession". Ho said the type of reporting he did would not be a crime in America, that he did not feel he wa» violating the law, and that it was not until after he wns arrested that he discovered the' roportorlal standard! under which he had been operating were contrary to Czech law. Asked if a reporter trying to do an objective news job by American standards in Czechoslovakia would be in jeopardy of a r r e s t and accusation of espionage, Oatis replied. "He,certainly would." Types of. Espionage Oatis declined to discuss whether at any time in Czechoslovakia ho had worked for- the U. S. State Department or for any other U. S. government agency. He said that under Czech law, receiving economic, military, and political information constituteJ espionage "on a lower level" and that receiving such information and transmitting it to a foreign government was "hitrh icvel" espionage. He declined to discuss whether ho had received such Information for'the purpose of transmitting it to a foreign government. Frank .!. Starzcl, general manager of the Associated Press, expressed "complete and full confidence in Oatis' integrity as a newsman." Fined for Intoxication Alberto Melendrez, Tacna, was sentenced to 90 days in jail or S130 line today by Somerton justice of the Peace Ray Cavanah on charges of driving under the influence of liquor, reckless driving and no . drivers license. through more efficiency. Mr. Eisenhower will appeal to the people tonight to be patient about tax cuts until his administration can balance the red ink budget it inherited from the Democrats. Informed' sources said he will "lay the facts on the line" In his firs: direct report to the public since taking office. JOHN WRIGHT IN JAPAN Corporal John R. Wright, son Mr. and Mrs. Wayne T. Wright Roll, is serving with the XT! Corps in Japan', which commands U.S. troops on security duty in Japanese home islands extending over 800 miles in the Pacific area. Cpl. Wright, a personnel clerk with the motor transportation company, entered the Army June 1951 and received basic training at Fort Ord, Calif. PostOffice NewsStand Robbed Of $200 by Early'Customer' FIRST DONORS -- Rob Perrlm situ with a Ihe'rmomrtrr in his month while the nurse check* Mn Mnod at the xtart of IwUy'ft Mood donating at the Kaghm Club. The number two donor is Mrs. Thoman flrlegii (center) whlln the mime checking the Mood to Mr*: Ann Bnr- rl» o f - t h e Southwest Blood Bank In Phoenix. Over 200 permn* signed up for the blood donation* here. The hunk will be open till 9 p.m. Call S-7172 If you wish to make a blood donation. Transportation will be provided. The local chapter of the American Red Cromi I* conducting the drive for the much needed blood. (Sun SUU Photo). An early morning burglar got $200 this morning from the Post Office newsstand as he pretended to be an early customer of the post office. H. T. Morgan, post office janitor, told city police that he opened the place at 6 a.m. and RUirted to clean the lobby and offices. He unlocked the gate that leads to the second floor In order to get to his supply room located under t h e steps. In Small Desk The money was kept In a sniBll desk and locked in « drawer. It is rolled behind the gate every night and locked there. Morgan autd that he 'wan cleaning up an ^ffice around 7:10 when he noticed a man standing in the lobh of the post office. This wns nnrmnl amce the lobby la open all mint. Twenty mlnutu UUr alter work- !.-.£ in another office, M o walked into his supply room and found the man standing there with p. towel in his hand, apparently wiping his hands. Morgan told mm: he had no nustnese there niicl the man replied that he thought it wns a public resiroom. Then asked when the post office windows opened nnd left. UvJ Spike Md Bolt The theft *JUT discovered later. Cily patrolmen Max DeLozler and Clion i.opez, working on the c«*e, found the two tojle that the man use d to break the drawer, Thev-were n spike and a 12-Inch bolt; They were found oiicmde the window of this wuhroom and Ot- Ixuier staled that it us teiiuvcd nun was wipmj off the tonU Moo an cami; Into the roo-ii. The port office MWuUnd te by Uili« Webb.

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