The Taylor Daily Press from Taylor, Texas on January 25, 1957 · Page 1
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Taylor, Texas
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Friday, January 25, 1957
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ill meni )í Lhi f Her Parallel Parking Carries 3 To 2 ------------------------------------------------------ ---------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (SEE STORY IN COLUMN 1)---------------- m * ____ ___ _ . ..... _____ Don't Forget! Pay Your Poll Tax Before January 31 VOLUME 44, NUMBER 31 Ihr Sailor Pailjj fires# AP AND NEA TELEPHOTO SERVICE — AP LEASED WIRE TAYLOR, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1957 —- 6 PAGES (SEE STORY IN COLUMN 1) RAIN, COLDER By Patterson Bros. Mostly cloudy through Saturday. Occasional' light rain or drizzle tonight and Saturday; turning much colder tonight and Saturday. Low tonight 28 High today GO, High tomorrow 42. Yesterday’s high 48, low 37. kai:,l;til 03 Price: 5c Daily, 10c Sunday Dr. Ray G. Garrett Is Named Taylor’s “Outstanding Citizen” Accepts Outstanding Citizen Award Me Dr. R. G. Garrett (center) accepts from John Vernon Stiles (right), president of the Taylor Rotary Club, a plaque naming him Taylor’s “Outstanding Citizen of 1956,” while ^ Carlos Parker (left), new president of the Chamber of Commerce, looks on. Dr. Girrett I is president of the board of directors of the Brushy Water District. —Taylor Press Staff Photo 19c In Hot Election Taylorites Vote 694-482 Backing Parallel Parking One thousand one hundred and eighty Taylor citizens went to the polls Thursday and approved parallel parking by a 3 to 2 margin. The complete, unofficial vote was: I 694 FOR 482 AGAINST u That’s a margin oi 212 votes in favor of parallel parking. Taylorites streamed to the polls in the hotly contested election at an average Teacher Is Georgetown's GEORGETOWN. Jan. 25 fSpl.) The Chamber of Commerce’s Most Worthy Citizen award for 1956 went to a school teacher, Everette L Williams, principal of the Georgetown High School since 1948. The name of the honored citizen was Vept secret until the annual banquet Thursday night, and Mr. Williams had no inkling of his selection until county Judge Sam V. Stone made the announcement and presented him with a bronze plaque. Selection is'made by the town’s civic organizations and the person receiving the most nominations is given the award. Called ‘Pop” ♦ Williams, who is called “Pop” by his students and ex-students, was chosen for his extraordinary understanding of youngsters and his success in helping them iron out their problems. He devotes more than his share of time to teen-agers and he believes in their worth apd (Continued on Page 6) ihellon Is Given i Months In Jail WASHINGTON Ilf) — A New York newspaperman, Robert Shelton of the New York Times, was sentenced in Washington today to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for contempt of Congress. Shelton was permitted to remain at Liberty under $1,000 bond pending the disposition of an appeal which his attorney said would be filed immediately. The copyreader was convicted last week of charges of refusing to answer certain questions during an appearance before a Senate Internal Security Subcommittee in January, 1956. One of the questions he refused to answer was whether he was a member of the Communist party. rate of 167 an hour. The total vote was more, about 200 more, than was expected by either side. Since the issue was for or against the parallel parking ordinance adopted by the city commission, the election amounted to a vote of confidence on the commission’s decision. The ordinance had received a 3 to 2 split vote by the commission on all three readings, with Commissioners R. E. Kollman, F. E. Holman and Charlie Schroeder voting for and Commissioners Gillis Conoley and Melvin Pfennig voting against. “Confidence” Howard Lindeil, leader of the pro-parallel parking faction, told The Press this morning, “I was most confident in that the citizem Taylor Daily Press Taylor, Texas We wish to commend you and your staff in the position you took during the past few weeks in the controversial special election on the Parallel Parking issue. We feel that the Press gave each side equal space and you did nothing to take sides in the issue. We appreciate the publicity you gave the issue and brought out the large vote in the election so that an opinion was expressed. Again may we commend you and thank you. Yours truly,: COMMITTEE FOR COOPERATION WITH THE HIGHWAY DEPT. AND THE CITY COUNCIL. Howard Lindeil Louis A. Kind of Taylor would vote to cooperate with the Highway Department in their request for parallel parking, and that the citizens would vote to oaek the majority of the city commission members. My sincere hope now is that we may all join hands and work together as a team for the good of the community. Right is right and it came out that way. All those working for parallel park ing did a good job.” Mayor Kollman, who cast the deciding vote in favor of the parallel parking ordinance on all three readings, told The Press today that he supported parallel parking all the way through for two reasons — progress for the town, and cooperating with the High Department. “Turnout Good” He added that the election turnout was good, and that the majority of the people favored parallel parking, after studying the issues. Said Commissioner F. E. Holman, “I’m satisfied. That’s what the people wanted.” Commissioner Charles Schroeder had this to say, “It’s most gratifying to have the people back you up in the commission’s past action. As a citizen and as a commissioner, I have always felt from the (Continued on Page 6) Sales Increased . .. By Associated Press Department store sales were up 7 per cent in the eleventh Federal Reserve District for the week ending last Saturday as compared with the previous week. Sales were up 22 per cent in Dallas, 20 in Fort Worth and 4 in El Paso. Houston sales were down 4 per cent and San Antonio ?. Three Crash Survivors Picked-Up By AF Plane MIAMI, Florida, (¿P)—Three survivors of a U.S. Stratojet air collision off Cuba have been picked up by an Air Force amphibian plane and are being taken to hospitals. The 3— —whose condition is described as good—were sighted aboard a life raft early today. Homestead Air Force Base at ........................ ............................. Miami, Florida, identifies the survivors of the 2-plane crash as 37- year-old Major James McFarland Jr. of Watsontown, Pennsylvania; 33-year-old Major Winfred Lynn of Paducah, Kentucky, and 28-year-old F irst Lieutenant James Rose Jr. of Dallas, Texas. McFarland and Lynn were in command of the 2 intercontinental bombers which collided in flight and crashed while returning to Florida from a refueling training mission Rose was co-pilot in McFarland’s plane. Listed as still missing in the crash are Captain James Parker of Rock Hill, South Carolina; First Lieutenant Earl Chrisawn Jr. of Sumter, South Carolina, and Major W. E. Norris of Lansing, Michigan. Obligations Is Message Of Speaker “An ideal Chamber of Commerce is composed of public spirited people who do not do extraordinary things, but who do ordinary things extraordinarily well.” “That’s what W. F. “Bill” McCurdy, public relations director for Sears, Roebuck and Co., told Taylor citizens attending the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday night. “One thing a Chamber of Commerce is supposed to do,” he said, “is to channel energies into civ*c fields to make a better community in which to live. The second thing, is to publicize and advertise the community. Unfortunately, some of us put number two before number one, and advertise what isn’t there. If that happens, you ain’t foolin’ nobody but yourself. “Be sure you’ve got the goods, then advertise,” the speaker said, in his talk entitled, “The obligations of the Businessman to His Community.” Churches “How about our churches?” Mr McCurdy asked. "Are we as individuals supporting our churches the way we should? I never saw a town worth much without fine churches. Are we builders or wreckers in our churches?” Another thing the speaker said we should turn our attention to is our individual relationships. “Is ours a friendly city?” he asked. “Are we builders or wreckers with the people we know. In our small cities, we have a chance to know just about everybody, and we can do a lot of good in our discussions. But I’m afraid many of us have be<Continued on Page 6) Receives Plaque For His Unselfish Service Dr. R. Ci. Garrett, termed as “a man who has found unlimited time to serve his community,” Thursday night at the thirty-first annual Chamber of Commerce banquet, was presented as Taylor’s “Outstanding Citizen of 1956.” John Vernon Stiles, president of the Taylor Rotary Club, sponsor of the award, presented Dr Garrett, the president of the Brushy Creek Water District, with a plaque “for his unselfish service to Taylor.” 'BILL' McCURDY The Speaker, Taylor Press" Staff Jrhoto HENRY FOX The Emcee Taylor Pres-; ptjfff Photo In New York City 2 Men, Woman Arrested On Charges Of Spying By Associated Press Three alleged members of a Soviet spy ring were arrested in New York City today. And the FBI, in announcing the arrests in Washington, hinted that other persons, including Soviet officials, may be involved. Arrested were Jack Soble, a native of Lithuania, and his wife Myra, a native of Russia. Both are naturalized citizens. Also seized was Jacob Albam, a native of Lithuania, who married an American woman and has been seeking U.S. citizenship. They are charged with conspiracy In receiving the award, Dr. Gar rett told the :W0 citizens assembled in Father Polansky Hall, “Sou don't know how humble 1 really feel. No one anywhere in any community owes so much to a community as I owe to this commu nitv, which doesn't end at the city limits.” Said Dr. Garrett, “My heart is in my throat. I'm certain there are many here who deserve this award a lot more than I do. 1 have gained more from our mutual association than you have. You have helped me form my way of life. I was wet behind the ears when I came to Taylor. My experience in associat- I ing with each of you has meant a lot to me. I accept this award with the respect it demands of me. 1 thank you.” “To Serve” In presenting the award, Mr. Stiles said Dr. Garrett "has neglected his own business at times to serve his community. He was born outside of Williamson County. He struggled through school. He does not claim the log cabin one room school or the little red school housf\ although he worked his way through college and even borrowed money to buy his first suit of clothes to make an entry into Taylor. “I think he missed his profession in not being a politician, in view of Temperatures To Drop As Cold Enters State By Associated Press A new cold front is pushing across the state today, and the weather bureau warns it will glaze all of northern Texas with ice during the night. Snow flurries have been forecast in the Panhandle, the light freezing rain is expected into south Texas. Temperatures as low as 8 degrees are forecast in the Panhandle. Lows of 24 to 34 are expected in upper south Texas. Fog and showers have been gen- TWO TRAINS JUMP TRACKS By Associated Press Two trains were derailed on the Pennsylvania railroad at Rahway, New Jersey, today. No one was injured, but the main line of the railroad has been tied up indefinitely. First, 21 cars of an 80-car freight train jumped the rails, apparently because of equipment dragging from the train. Lengths of pipe tumbled onto the street from the railroad causeway, and 5 of the 6 tracks running through the city were blocked. About one hour later, all but 2 cars of a 6-car commuter train bound for New York were derailed just west of the Rahway sta tion. The cause of this accident is not known. The wrecks mean delays for all service, including trains bound from the west for Penn Station in New York. And commuters from some areas in New Jersey must use special buses to get to a point on the railroad where they can complete their journeys to New York. eral over the eastern and southern portions of the state today. Freezing drizzle has fallen at Childress and Wichita Falls. The 5-day forecast calls for temperatures 3 to 6 degrees below normal in east and central Texas, except along the coast w'here normal lows are predicted. Moderate to heavy precipitation is forecast for the area. In western Texas, temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees below normal are expected, with moderate precipitations. The Weather Bureau says the front should reach the coastal areas early Saturday and become stationary there. Overnight lows ranged from 2 degrees at Perryton to 53 at Corpus Christi. Rainfall reports for the 24 hours ending at G:30 this morning included Lufkin .46 of an inch, Texarkana .09, Galveston .08, Waco .06, Victoria .05, Brownsville, Houston and Beeville .04. Search Resumed For Texas Author By Associated Press Connecticut State Police have resumed a search for George Sessions Perry, the noted Texas author who has been missing from his home at Guilford, Connecticut since December 13th. State Police at Westbrook barracks and the State Aeronautics Department’s helicopter searched the woods at Guilford yesterday and resumed the search today. Police say there have not been any new developments. to commit espionage and conspiracy to act as Soviet agents without registering with the Secretary of State. The FBI calls their case the first major espionage conspiracy case developed since that of atomic spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953. The charges under which today’s arrests were made carry more lenient penalties than the 1954 law permitting a death sentence for peacetime espionage. Justice Department sources, asked why the more severe law was not applied, declined to go into details. But it w'as pointed out that the matter still has to go before a Grand Jury — and a grand jury can determine what charges it wants to use in making an indictment. March Total $718 The total collections in the Kiwanis Club's Fathers March on Polio Wednesday hit $718 this morning, Delmer Nichols, chairman of the drive, announced. He said the total still was in complete. Rep. Schram Introduces License Bill Williamson County’s State Representative. O. H. Schram, has introduced House Bill Number 87. which is known as The Universal License Bill. This bill, concerning fishing license fee for Texas, will bring additional money into the Game and Fish Department, through the addition of fees to be paid by the salt water fishermen. Basically, this bill is not much different from our present law, with on exception. The deletion oi one word from the present law makes the difference. The present law reads, “It shall be unlawful for any resident of this state to fish in any of the fresh water of this state ......”, and the new bill reads “unlawful for any person to fish in any of the waters of this state....... Representative Schram informed the Press that he has introduced House Bill 87 and that State Senator Charles Herring will introduce the same bill in the Senate. The present $2.15 fee will remain the same. ------------- o -----------Boys Give Police 100-Mile Chase FORT W'ORTH UP — Two small Fort Worth boys — age 9 and 13 — gave police a 100-mile chase over 45 miles of busy highway yesterday in the Fort Worth-Dallas area. As one Texas Highway patrolman put it: “We stopped them only when their car quit running.” The officers says the youngsters were driving their father’s 1947 model sedan. They forced 2 police cars and more than a dozen motorists off the road and rocketed through fhe small towns of Lewisville and Grapevine before the chase ended. The 2 youths cried a little and told officers: “We just didn’t want to be stopped.” They were released to their parents. all his handshaking and friendly greetings extended at all times. He spreads that Texas smile wherever he may be found,” Mr. Stiles continued. “He has done considerable church work and is a strong advocate of tine churches and their principals. Your outstanding citizen is known for not giving up the ship. He has served as a director of the Chamber of Commerce, president of a civ- (Continued 'w 7<*ge 6) Cashword Pot Grows To $355! By CASHWORD EDITOR We drew a blank again this week, Cashworders, as far as a winner is concerned. So, next week's “end of the month” puzzle will be worth a great big $355! Forty-seven entries out of the thousands we received this week made the final running but no one drew a "royal flush." The toughest words seemed to be “face,” “raps,” “hunt,” "amuse,” and "pain.” Cashword Editor would like to point out one thing, in answer to me criticism sometimes heard that “the more the jackpot the harder the puzzle.” It just ain’t so. Hundreds of newspapers throughout the U. S. run the same puzzle we do. Jackpots on any given day will vary from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars. While the Taylor puzzle is worth $355, the same puzzle in Denver, Colorado, might be worth $15. The syndicate doesn’t have any way of knowing what all the individual jackpots are. (Continued on Page 6) No Protest Seen Over Annexation The trustees of the Thrall School Board have discussed the proposed annexation by the Taylor School District of part of the property now in the Thrall School district located within the city limits of Taylor, but they have taken no a> tion and apparently will take no action, according to William Malis'i, superintendent of the Thrall PuM;c Schools. Said Mr. Malish, “I can‘t talk for the School Board since they have taken no official action. However, I can say they apparently plan to take no action to try and prevent the Taylor School District from annexing the proposed property.” The transfer of the property to the Taylor District will not effect the scholastic average, since the children living in the area are already going to the Taylor school, said Mr. Mallrtt “The only loat to the Thrall School Diatrlct will bo the evaluation of the property Involved in regard to connty tatei.” It will be up to tfce people la (OMtMnHilll

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