The Waco News-Tribune from Waco, Texas on April 7, 1955 · Page 1
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Thursday, April 7, 1955
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INSIDE TODAY Cortw«ll Cliofig« . Pog« 4 Form Ftud..............Pog« 7 StoiMfli Row . . . Po9« 17 CITY EDITION LIX SINGLE œPY 5 CENTS ÜP—Umud Pr»«* AP—Asaoctatfd Pr«M WACO, TEXAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1955 -36 PAGES NEA—Ntwipftpcr CntcrprlM Assoeifttltw 8PL-«pecla] Dtapftteli NUMBER 133 Huge Tax Bill Approved For State in Committee RIGGEST l^ HISTORY Four Bandits Get $305,000 NKW YORK, April 6 (f>—Kour^their casing of the bank, a Chase cocksure bandits, schooled to fine, Manhattan branch in Queens. They precision by six months of re- remai'ked to one employe that they hearsal, today pulled history’s big- had studied the layout for six gest cash bank holdup. They got months. 5:^05,243, mostly in small bills. They knew the names, duties The job went off as smooth as and arrival times of some 11 em- citH-kwork. Not a shot was fired, ployes. They even knew first not an outcr>’ raised. names of the people under tlieir “Don’t do anything foolish,” they warned their victims in a job as The armed men, one with a sub­ smooth as clockwork. Not a shot machine gun. kidnaped a bank was fired, not an outcry raised. . teller outside his home. They used The robbers were painstaking in PARENTS SOLD BOY — A red headed 7-year-old lad who was reportedly "bought'' for a fifth of whisky, is shown being hugged by Mrs. Estello Kershaw, c Columbus, Ohio, county worker. He was taken to the children's home after being pulled from a tug-of-wor between the couple he knew os his "parents." "I gove the kid'i father a fifth of whis­ ky for him," deciored the foster father, Lloyd Chaney. "He promised he'd never try to get him bock." The "deal" was mode when the boy was a year old and the boy's natural parents demanded custody of the boy ofter a few weeks with the Chaneys. Judge Clayton Rose said the story come out recently in the Chaneys' divorce esuit. (UP Telephoto). U. s. Fires Air-to-Air Atom Device LAS VEGAS. Nev.. April #^IIP — The Ignited States Wednesday exploded what was believed to be the first self-propelliKl air-to-air , atomic mi.ssile designed to knock enemy aircraft out of the skies | against an American bank, before they can unleash an atomic i Largest previous haul was $190,319 him to gain entrance to the locked bank just before it opened for the day. The neatly packaged more than a third of a million dollars had just been taken from a vault. Three men operated as a field staff, kidnaping the teller and invading the bank. The fourth waited in reserve at the wheel of a getaway car. A second car apparently was parked a short distance away for the final escape dash. ^ A hastily set up FBI and police dragnet failed to intercept them. The loot in no way approached the record $1,219,000 taken in the Brinks Express Co. stickup in Boston five years ago. But it was easily the largest cash strike ever HOSTAGE — Henry Bor- denhagen, chief clerk of the Chase Manhattan Bonk in New York, was held hostage by four men while they robbed the bonk of nearly $300,000. (UP Telephoto). Hearing Set On Proposed Rail Crossing attack. The aerial atomic device exploded 30,000 feet above the Atomic Energy Commission’s Nevada test site at 8 a. m.. cst. Unofficially classified as a “baby” atomic explosion, the blast ••nt a shock wa\e across the desert that rat- Holy Week enters its climactic, the rector. Rev. J. Sullivan Bond plate gla.vs windows 75 mUes — - . - • away m the AEC office here. Climactic Holv Week J Days To Be Observed in 1953 from a Floral Park bank on Long Island. The $271,000 holdup in 1911 of a Bank of Montreal branch in New Westminister, B. C., was believed to be the world’s bi£:gest cash bank job heretofore. WaroanV Kin Killed In Sherman Storm l^e T. Barnes, 60. who was killed when Wednesday’s storm struck •o discu?» Texas Railroad proposed new South Thirty-second Street from Franklin Avenue into Baylor Stadium grounds and Clay Avenue. The Ba.vIor Stadium Corporation and W. F. Craw'fonJ joined to donate the new street, complete with a $10.000 bridge across Waco Creek, paving, curbs and gutters. Katy railroad is not agreeable to opening the street across its double-track right-of-way and has filed formal protest with the city coun- al. Attorney John Sheehy, representing the railroad, said the railroad officials feel the crossing will be eMremely hazardous at this particular point. He said \iew of the crossing is shut off for engineers of incoming trains, until the train is almost at the crossing. Sheehy and Katy officials will present their ra.*5e to the council at n#»xt Tuesda.v night’s special heanng. WEATHER >Pw#-Tribune Ph. .^-1 ¿>11 Thursday: Sunset tonight at 6:32: Sherman, was a first cousin of Mte and it set off an orange-white Bamen, 1915 Algonquin Waco aldermen have set a pub-, , _ ., > «wtiv m mt- «r,v unut* unr. Kenner n.Yt mi 7.-« Thursday and Fnday ^nth jr., celebrant. At St. Albati's Kpls- ' 'T wa, launched be heanng next Tuesday at 7.30 churches scheduling services ... secret missile was launched p. m. in city haU council ehtmbirs today and tonight in commemora- "P*'- Ante-Commun- from a B-,16 in^rconlinenla Missouri-Kans*. and tion of the instituUon of the Lord'* «»" held at 7:30 p. m. bomber six miles above the test rm the Supper and the betra.val of Jesus, The Sacrament of the Altar wilL^ . i ui- j j u or the be administered at 8 p. m, at IVin. '*’1Street. centered on His crucifixion and itj-. si. Mark and rre«nie» I.ulh- „.I„rinrdark plaws Sherman man was killed burial. eran Churches, and a Holy Com- * . n„noiinr>PTn#.nt nf thp AFC oH derrick toppled on Festival services in virtually all munion service has been scheduled j npfnn«;p Dpnartmpnt 10 davs Banres will at- the churches and jointly sponsored at Aiisrtn Avenue Methodist for 7 wetl uoii *he funeral services there sunrise services Sundav will cele- pm i?*'® disclosed that they were p^idav brate His resurrection from the i a «ig on an atomic device for air^o-j __________________________ . . Friday, the MiniNterial As* mr interception of warplanes. The * n u 1. ij soclatioo will sDonsor its annual atomic warhead w'as reported of A sol^n high mass will be held I Good Friday service, with mes- sufficient intensity to knock hostile North Texas Is Battered By Weather By fnited Press A tornado, thunderstorms with hail as big as lemons and heavy rains lashed a 200-mile sector of North Texas Wednesday. Hundreds of homes were damaged, losses ran into untold millions of dollars, one man was killed and at least 30 persons injured. Sherman bore the brunt of the storm. Capt. Harry Hutchison of the State Defense and Disaster Relief Agency said one person was killed at Sherman and 19 hospitalized. The man killed was elderly Lee Barnes. The northern edge of Sher- Cigaret, Gas Hikes Sought AUSTIN, April 6 (/P )—A huge tax program expected to pay most of the state’s 1^2 billion dollars in bills during the next two years won approval of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee tonight. The bill includes all tax laws and calls for increases of one cent per gallon on the gasoline tax, one cent per package in the cigarette tax, V /2 cent per gallon in the diesel fuel tax, and heavy increase in license fees for beer and wine distributors and retailers.^-------------- ■■■■' Approval came by a close voice vote after brief but bitter wran- |ri 1 fTi I EiUCll 1HK0S Over Reins at 81. .Mary's CathoHc Chun-h ofjsaRes by different ministers on p’fanirout oif the air even thoiiRh f^l^l 1 the Assumption this morning at „ch of the Seven Last \Vord,<;. in ,he missile missed by a half mile. 1 J-iilllC/y J. llllLFOU 8 0 clock following a service of r>ntral Prf^Khvtfarian rTiiirrVi frnm ■ t'U- kxrr' qj | Ready for Readers Holy Communion at 6:30. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held all day. closing with devotions at 7:30 p. m. At W. Paul’s Episcopal, Holy Communion will he administered at 10 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.. with Bus Drivers Walk Out In 10 States CHARLESTON. W. Va.. April fi —L’P—Atlantic Gre.vhound Corp. bus drivers v^alked off the job in 10 states Wednesday night Central Preibyterian Church from The AF:C was silent on details of 12 to 3 p. m. the device fired Wednesday. Its Services at Si. Marv’» i'jiihollr announcement calling the delivery- Church Friday include the Mass of plane a “drop aircraft” rather! the Pre-Sanctified at 8 a. m.. Ven-^fhan a “bombing aircraft” as ini eration of the Cross all day. the the past hinted that the test Tre-Ore <Three-Hour) service led: Wednesday was not of a free- Circleville farmer-author H B Fox ^^^’^^y* state, and finally, national levels. the proposed tax increases when the bill reaches the floor. He said such action might make up the difference between revenue and spending. “You can tax fleas under this bill,” he told reporters. “Fleas to beer,” Rep. W. G. Kirklin of Odessa said. Stone’s figures did not include some 32 million dollars per year expected to come from the increase in gasoline taxes. This money is already earmarked—75 per cent for highways and 25 per cent for schools—and will not go into the general revenue fund. The one cent per gallon increase differs from the two cent increase recommended by Gov. Shivers. Stone said he understood the bill had Shivers’ backing. "The governor will have to do his own talking.” Stone said. “But I understand he favor* it.*’ Sharp Excbanjce The gasoline tax touched off a sharp exchange between Rep. Doug Bergman and Grady Hogue when Bergman offered an amendment excepting city buses from the proposed increase. Hogue said farmers in his district should be exempt from the increase if the bus company in Dallas were exempted. Bergman said an increase in taxes would “be a death blow” to the bus lines. He said the buses should be ex‘empt “because they don’t use the 'highways.” ' Bergman’s proposal was tabled by a 10-5 vote. • Higher rates for driver’s licenses ■and stiffer requirements for insur- ^ a u i* J • * * ..«u «nce companies came out of ear- ORCLEVILLE. April « -SPI^«.buiU up reader interest mrough ^ Legislature to- gling over the section raising the gasoline tax. Rep. Stanton Stone of Freeport, author of the bill, said he expected it to bring in about 41 million dollars of the estimated 50-55 million in new revenue needed for two years. House Can Change Stone said the House could add ; LONDON, April 6 (JR — Sir Annew taxes or change the size of thony Eden confidently shouldeivd In Britain See WEATHER. Page 9 complex new burdens today as Britain’s 42nd Prime Minister while his time-bowed predecessor. Sir Winston Churchill, wept upon leaving No. 10 Downing St. Cheers echoed for them both, but those for Churchill carried emotional impact of sentiment airf sorrow. Eden—friend of America and fot of totalitarians—devoted his fimt speech in the House of Commooi as Prime Minister to praise of the 80-year-old statesman who guided him to the political heights. H« made the Q)eech less than four hours after receiving from Queen Elizabeth II the mandate to f(»ta a government in successicm It Churchill’s. The new Premiei^at 57 til« youngest In three decade»—reminded the House that Churchill See^EDEN, Page 11 Too Many Turkeys WASHINGTON, April 6 IB-^ror the second time within a month, the Agriculture Department cautioned farmers today they appear to be producing too many heavy turkeys for the good of their markets. can’t understand why more farm- in a service by Rev. Ca.sper Watts of Houston falling bomb. beginning at noon, and the Per To measure the shock waves , . , petual Help .Novena at 7:30 p. m. I emitted by the atomic detonation, i dont leam to use the type The three-hour service held I aircraft passed im-j writer. r, jointly by St. Paul’s and St. Al. mediately below the delivery plane “They’re a whole lot easier to See RLAÜLRb, Page i ban’s Kpiwcopal will be held at the i release and then run than a tractor and you don’t former churt’h. beginning at noon. ^ scooted out of range. The smoke have to greaîîe them as often,’* with the Very Rev. Gray M. trails were to provide grid ; Fox said here this week. Bland.v. dean of the Epi.scopal ;^EC All this conversation was brought I Theological Seminary of the South- ; on by the evolution of a new series west in Austin, as the speaker. ^ ^ ~ : of writings by Fox that will begin A Tenebrae Senice. based on i ^ ictiin of Wreck Here app^’anng in the Waco News-Trib- the Seven Last Words, and the | i., iv;#;«..! Tribune-Herald Veiling of the Crass, followed by Î tirilirni i^onilllion Sunday, April 10. Holy O)mmunion. will be held at Alvin D. Rogers. 46. of Pine Firmt l.utheran Friday at , , The Senate passed and sent to For a year and a half his column |^^e governor a House-approved bill appeared in Collier’s. Harpers,' ,See TAX, Page 19 5 More Enter Robiuson Race Five more candidates entered the race for alderman In Robinson W'ednesday. The candidates are Walter Janders, F. B. Strickland. R. E. (Pat)’ Rutherford, H. W. Kettler and Norman Kettler. Leslie Rasner and Ei. H. O’Dow! are running for mayor in the Saturday election. Other alderman candidates art Peyton Still, Emmitt Oglesbee, H. A. Karels, Charles Crouts and Evans Reese. Fox is already famous for his 7:M Long, Mo., was reported in criti- reflections from Circleville and the sunrise tomorrow’at 6:10. i Tne*4a)r S 30 p. tn ...... M 7:3rt* m...... 5» 4 V» I». m....... M ^:3lt a. m....... 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Am<‘rican Lutheran, vesper .serv’-; was driving smashed into a pole _ years he has written a column Federal Mediator Joseph Wright i C're**tvlew Lutheran at 8 j at Ninth Street and LaSalle Ave- “the Circleville Philosopher” which of Charleston, .said two hours ear- P- a^d Hol.v Communion at ■ nue at 2:19 p. m. Wedne.sday, appeared in more than 80 lier—after separate hotel room j *Mark’» at 10:30 a. m. Rogers was reported .suffering new.spapers in four states, meetings with both sides — “medi- ^ Special .services, with the U>rd’s * ^ rrushiHl and face lacer-; Fox’s works in the philosopher at ions He regained consciousness column are a mixture of wit and ation efforts have broken off. The Supper, will be held at 10 a. m. strike will begin at midnight.” ¡Friday at .St. John’?* KvanKelieuI Most teiTTiinals served by Atlan- and Keforni«‘d Church of Rohin- tic Greyhound continued to o|>erate For^a^t for Waco and vicinity since the strike affected just one subsidiary in the Greyhound system. For example, only one route from Pittsburgh was affected. Ten See HOLY. Page 2 late Wednesday night. A-1 Ambulance drivers had to pull Rogers fi*om under the .steering wheel where he was pinned. First Paving Contract Uses Most of City Fund Waco’s first contract for pavings The contract calls for hot mixed. 100 blocks of city streets this sum-i hot laid asphaltic concrete to be mer almost depletes the S.'iO.OOO set i ... . _. .. ,«rr laid over a minimum of six inches aside for this purpcjse in the 1955; . , u budget. Contract was awarded to!^^ compacted gravel. Shields said YoiinR Brothers Conslnirtion Com- 'his 'he type of pavinR panv on a hid nf $I7.7).V .available tor the money the rity Cj.y Kngineer Kugene «¡.eld,. Aulo Worker* and (;M : wr^^Ind^hJ;! I a 'unirmor; ’;an."n. To Begin Talk* Today | Expensive in'.he- firs, ooM but ■d deficiency. DETROIT. April 6-UP-One of I hlorks in ihi» year« pHvine pro- (radiu«^ U mil»»«)—Partly cloudy tnps daily were stopped from the fiilh mild tpmperalure^i toda.\, to* Vlashington terminal. Twelve runs nifht and Friday Hlfh today, 73; <^aily were stopped at Columbus, low tonight. 5ft. j Ohio. Tf»mprrature: Highest 73 de-! Atlantic Gre.vmound. meanwhile, jfrees at 12:30 a. m.; lowest 56 de- i had notified all bus lines which grees at 2 p. m.; highest since i connect with its buses that the Jan 1: 9.1 degrees on March 11; strike uas on and passengers lowest since Jan. L 21 degrees niight be stranded. Non - driving on Feb. I"*: normal maximum this Atlanti Greyhound employes will d^tr 75 degrees. ^ laid off gradually starting Rainlnll: for 24 hours eiidine at ! Thursday. 6-30 p. m.. trace- total ths: m<»nth. i ----------------------trace; normal this month. 3.97; normal for year to dale. 8 70 inches; total since inches: accumulated .33 inches. The river stage today at 7:30 a. m. was 3.9 feet. Full moon, April 7, 12:35 a. m. Ae CITIZENS the most significant bargaining sessions in labor history will begin 'Thursday when negotiators for General Motors Corp. and the CIO United Aulo Wori(ers begin formal negr^iations for a new contract. The UAW negotiators have their sights aimed at obtaining a guaranteed annual uage in the new paving pr gram, but where the extra money is to be foundhhasn’t been discovered. The first contract leaves only $2.255 in the budget fund for paving. City aldermen di.scus.sed the problem in Tuesday nijiht's council session, drcirii'd the monrv wi.sdom. “I call it horsesense and nonsense,” the author said. F'ox gets his ideas from a half dozen of the country’s top newspapers every day. He spends half of each day in his office—a smokehouse equipped with a concrete floor, a fireplace, an air conditioner. and a typewriter. This “office” is only a few yard.4 from the two-story Circleville home he bought about 10 years ago after it had been abandoned. f ox’s journali.stic efforts on the l^on County News at Centerville are responsible for the start of his national fame. It was there in 1936 he began writing a column known as **Th« Navasot PhiUsopher.” The column was in the form of a letter from a reader. The grammar was terrible. The humor was g(Kxl. So were the points the writer made in the letter. "It was a way to let off steam on ably less. Cost of the present street paving is divided approximately even ,ome subjects without taking the among property owners and the responsibility.” Fox explained, city. Property owners on each side j and: "It allowed me to increase contract that will replace a .V.vear' noi dod for th«' paving niii ;t l>e pact that expires May 29. If they i found, but didn’t find the .source, succeed, labor will be affected in They a:.ked City .Manager Jack one of the biggest and moat sig- Jeffrey to look around and see if mfioftBt imptcta in hiit^cy. i ba couid Hod tha nttlad monay. of the street pay 80 cents per front foot of their property for the paving. The city furnishes the gravel, pavrs the intrrsections of streets and ronslructs cbruTeli» valleys for diHinai;«*. my staff without hiring anyone.” The first columns were take-offs on efforts 20 sears ago lo . . canali/e the Trinity river.” Fox’s column prop<i.sed a plan __________________________________ to . . navigate the Navasot” A New roof fan he financed for <!«hort for Navasot« river which M.oa a month at the FRnCNDLY i flo'^» through part of Texas.) ilMr M AXIOM AL BAOTL-^Aév. From ttaAl BOdMl bigtMiini Fok A NEWSPAPER, a smokefiouse converted Into on of- office end a two-story home ore oil the things former- outhor H. B. Fox of Circleville, Williamson County, needs to go with his typewriter. Smokehouse office is to the left here That is where Fox writes "Report From Circleville," which the Woco News-Tribune ond Waco Tribune-Herald will carry beginning Sunday. (Photo by Jim Knight). ST HATIOHAl BAHK III S[gVICE ÍH FACIlims IN WACO

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