The Courier-Gazette from McKinney, Texas on February 20, 1952 · Page 1
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McKinney, Texas
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Wednesday, February 20, 1952
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I of im. of /pi, isi- >44. tan me ice the Rothe n* insì . ere- don Ex mes 4-H rni- npi- An- >gh Igar the I OÍ aya 1 ntly live icnt i in end Mrs. YOUR HOME TOWN NEWSPAPER for over 50 YEARS file ïvtnttcp CouttetMíl&jrtte THE GREEN EIGHTS ARE ON IN YTKINNEY and C OEEIN COUNTY ESTABLISHED MARCH 4, 1897 INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE FULL LEASED WIRE "THE BEST 1NV F0R Y0UR ADVERTISING DOLLAR' M'KINNEY, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY- FEB. 20, 1952. EIGHT PAGES NEWS PICTURES BT NEA TELEPHOTO FIFTY- FOURTH YEAR une Advance Drive Oi Red Cross Set For Feb. 25 Preparation is being made for the advance drive for Red Cross Funds which will begin Monday, February 25, under the leadership of Wilbur Thompson and Charles Angel. They will open the advance frive on Monday, February 25 and the official national drive will start on Monday, March 3. City Chairman for this years drive are W re Sutherland and Leroy G. Richardson McKinney’s quota for this years drive is $7.000.00. This small quota should be reached in a short time if we will all pull together and contribute generous ly. Murder Seen In Death 0! College Student - NOTICE - DEAR CITIZEN: Whereas, the subject of a NON-TAX SUPPORTED YOUTH CENTER has been discussed many times in the past, and no positive action has either been taken for or against; and since r subjoc. is being repeat., brought to the a.ten .onof ious Civic Organizations in our community, it is felt that opinions of the citizenship should be obtained with reference o further action as indicated by their opinions. Realizing .hat any effor, of this size would have to be a community-wide undertaking, it is apparent that the mteiest expressed by those concerned needs to be better defined. Accordingly, it is proposed that opinions be secured through the filling out and mailing of the small poll listed below. Comments suggestions and criticisms will be welcomed and ap predated since this is merely a method of indicating "^;her actions is warranted toward the establishment of a \outh v enter for McKinney, Texas. Fourth Straight Day Of Big-Stale Air Battle Rages Over Northwest Korea "The Actor” To Be Questioned About Robbery -Wil- Mail to: Junior Chamber of Commerce McKinney, Texas NAME NAC Delegates In Lisbon For Meeting ADDRESS FOR ESTABLISHING A YOUTH CENTER AGAINST ESTABLISHING A YOUTH CENTER Feb. 20, I COMMENTS it Williamstown, Mass., (!NS* —Investigators of the fatal shooting of a W illiams ( ollege sophomore in a blood-spattered fraternity house bedroom theorized today that the youth probably was slain. Officials investigating the death of 19-year-old Millard Romaine, Jr., brilliant son of a prominent Cincinnati businessman listed three items of evidence tending to fS-engthen their theory he was shot to death. They were: 1. The seldom used Beta Theta Pi fraternity house bedroom in which Romanic's body was discovered was a shambles, showing evidence of a struggle, with blood spattered objects strewn about. 2. The .22 caliber death ^ceapon lay six feet from the ’“youth's body and wav partial!} hidden under a rug. 3. The 180 pound blond student’s body was found face up on h couch with hi« hands folded neatly across his chest. Berkshire County District Attorney Stephen A. M >vnahan, was expected to order an inquest into the campus shooting which follow cd a gay winter carnival weekend. w ------Blue Ridge To Haxe Ex-Students Annual Homecoming Plans are nearing completion for the second annual homecoming d Blue Ridge High School Ex students Association on Saturday, March 1. The response last year was very encouraging, but a much larger group of ex-students and their families is expected this year. Officially the days activities will start at 4:00 p. m. A picnic lunch will be served. The schedule is as follows: 4:00-5:30 Registration. Social hour. • 5:30 6 30 Picnic lunch. 6:30-7:30 Business and recognition of groups. 7:30 8:00 Intermission. 8:00- Program presented by Blue Ridge High School. Harold Lawson, president; Fay Hudson, secretary and Lenora Gray, ! program chairman, urge every ex student to attend and to tell others of the time of the fleeting. NO individual opinion rendered through this Poll will be publicly expressed or published. Mrs. Parsons In Dallas For Rest A IT i _________1 "Ike” Manager Asks Nomination 01 "Champion" MINNESOTA C’Ol’PEE VISITS SCOTTS HERE Mr. and Mrs. Don Bcihl of Man kato, Minn spent the week end in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Den n is R Scott, 510 N. Church Street Mr. Bcihl and Mr. Scott took their basic training in the army togeth er at Camp Robinson, Little Rock \rk. They later went to Panama a here they served in the Medical Corp. Mr Beihl was transferred to Europe where he served in the Bottle of the Bulge. Mr. and Mrs Beihl left Tuesday morning for the West Coast where they will visit other friends before returning home. WEATHER REPORT . . FOR . M’KINNEY AND VICINITY By (APT. BOV V. IIA EE Dallas. Tex.. Feb. 20 (INS).—Mrs. Marx Jean Parsons, 22. charged with fatally shooting her husband, Lt Richard O. Parsons, in their El Paso apartment last Saturday was brought to Dallas last night after her release under a bond of $20.000 posted in El Paso. Her attorneys told the court she would he taken to a mental hospital for rest and treatment. The twice married young, former Tulsa socialite, was accom panied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burtner Kleeger, her broth er John Fleeger, and one of her attorneys, O. B. Fisher of Paris, Tex. They refused to talk to newsmen at the airport, and as quickly as possible got into a waiting auto. Fisher had hotel reservations but calls to the rooms were not answered. While in jail in El Paso, two psychiatrists, retainted by her attorneys, interviewed Mrs. Par sons. Questions asked weic in an effort to determine whether I,t. Parsons was killed by his bride of six weeks because of an irrisistihle impulse to kill coming from a tortured mind, or was the climax of quarrels over the financ ial help her parents gave her after her marriage. She told officers she shot her husband because of the quarrels. Her attorneys, however, say that letters and her actions indicated a deep emotional conflict, even before her marriage to Parsons. The young womans first marriage in Tulsa to William Lee Tucker, Nov. 25, 1949, ended in divorce early in 1951. The sanitarium to which it was said in El Paso Mrs Parsons would be taken refused to confirm or deny today whether she was there. Austin. Tex., I eb. 20. (INS,. Jack Porter of Houston, the “ike- for president" campaign manager in Texas, last night called upon doubtful Democrats and dissastis- fied Republicans to join hands in the effort to nominate his champion on the GOP ticket. Porter, a formed Democrat turned Republican, lashed out Fiercely at what he termed “a hunch of moss-backed politicians who have long controlled the GOP in Texas. This clique, he declared, has tried to discourage attendance at the coming Republican conventions and thus help Senator Taft's nomination by its recent action requiring convention participants to sign an “I am a Republican" pledge. This scheme will not work, he declared, because Democrats, in dependents and Republicans for Eisenhow will not balk at such a statement. “There is nothing holy about a political party,” I Porter argued “They’re merely instruments for the people to use.” New York. Feb. 20, (INS), lie “the actor” Sutton was sched uled tor questioning today about the fabulous SI,500,000 Brink’s rob berv in Boston—largest cash holdup in history. Police insist the cleverly planned armored ear company haul on Jan. 17, 1950, bore the Sutton stamp of flawless execution, with nine men in halloween masks scooping up the money in a matter of minutes. FBI agents went to interrogate Sutton yesterday in his Queens Citv prison cell, where he is being held on charges of robbing a Queens branch of the Manufacturers Trust Company of $63,942 on March 9, 1950. But Sutton’s court-appointed attorney, George Washington Herz. had left orders with the warxien that one be allowed to quiz the so-called “man-of-a- thousand-faces” for the present. Sutton, who has escaped from New York's Sing Sing prison and two Pennsylvania prisons, was held under extremely close guard with a cordon of police watching him and ali avenues of escape. The nation’s "most wanted" bank robber until his arrestet in Brooklyn Monday pleaded in nocent to charges of leading the band of five men who held up the Manufacturers Trust Company branch. Two employes already had identified him in the line-up. Assistant Queens District Attorney Thomas P. Cullen, mindful of Sutton’s escape record and reputation for eluding police, asked Judge Wills H. Groat to fix bail at $250,000. The jurist reserved decision until Feb. 29, Lisbon. Feb. 20 (INS). — Delegates to the North Atlantic council of Ministers meeting — encouraged by the results of the London talks on Germany's role in Western Defense — gathered in Lisbon today for the opening session. But the optimism generated by the talks of the “Big Three” Foreign Ministers and West German Chancellor Konard Adenauer was balanced somewhat by openly-expressed fear that the council meeting may be too soon and too amibitious at the pit- sent stage. The delegates are anxiously awaiting the speeches to the plenary session of the council by two of the patricipants in the London meeting - U. S. Secretary of State Dean Aeheson and French F or- eign Minister Robert Schuman. However, the details of the agreements worked out in London are not expected to be announced until the council of ministers — highest body of the North ;^J! Treatv Organization (NAiu ★ 1 By RAFAEL STEINBERG ^.International Nev/s Service Staff Correspondent) Seoul, Feb. 20. — American jet pilots destroyed or damaged another seven Communist jets today in the fourth straight day of big- scale air battles over northwest Korea. Two Russian-type MIG 15s were s"*ot down and fixe others crippled in two spectacular engagements between the high­ speed enemy jets and American F-86 sabrejets. Wednesday s bag raised to 17 the number of Communist jets destroyed or damaged in four con secutive days of substratospher it dogfights over Korea's northwest area- . The day’s largest air battle rag ed in the afternoon when the American jet sharpshooters sent . 7 t H 4 4 V*»V» w 0 _ meets in a secret session which has not yet been scheduled. Air Station Names Victims Of Air Crash Mrs J M- Muse has returned to her home here after visiting the past several days in the home of her daughter, Mrs in Fort Worth. Tom Wells, Mrs, Grady Pope of this city is "celebrating the occasion of a birthday today. Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Perkins and Mrs. Tom Scott of this city and John Astin Perkins of Dallas left today for a several day pleasure trip to New Orleans. Lovell and Mild Coid Front Brings Cooler vVeather To Town Post Office And Banks To Have Holiday Friday A low of 36 degrees was registered here early Wednesday morn. ; after February's latest cool snap moved into town Tuesday afternoon. The mercury dropped 36 degrees from a high of 72. Only a traee of rain fell proceeding the cold front before a wind shift to the west and north about mid-afternoon cleared skies. A rising barometer gave promise of more fair weather to follow according to Ca*pt. Roy F. Hall, local weather observer. Corpus Christi, Tex, Feb. 20. (INS;. The Corpus Christi air station has identified the six Navy airmen who were killed when two training planes collided in mid-air near Rockport, Tex. Victims were listed as Ensign Mahlon Devere Busha, Jr.. of Sherwood. Ore.; Lieut. Cmdr. M alter Thomas Fitzpatrick. Jr.. Texarkana, Lieut. (JG) Frederick Eugene Arthur of Redwood. C alii.. Ensign Neil August Armstrong 11 of Chalmette, La., First Lieut. Robert Wendell Helding, Marine Corps, Janesville, Wis., and Lt. (JG) Frederick Jeffrie Blodgett of St. Paul, Minn. DALLAS VISITORS Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins Comegys of this city were Dallas visitors this week end. RECENT VISITOR Mrs. Lester Floyd of Plano was a recent visitor in the home of Mi- I and Mrs. Wylie McKinney here. Capt. and Mrs. R. B children, Ricky and Martha Lynn were recent guests here in the home of their grandmother and aunt, Mrs. W. T. Lovell and Miss Rebecca Lovell. Capt. Lovell, who has been wi’h the Finance Department at Lackland Air Base in San Antonio, is being transferred to the same department in Cheyenne, Wvo. two MIGs spinning earthward in flames and damaged two others. Two leading air aces — Col. Francis S. Gabreski of Oil City, Pa., and Maj. William T. Wisner of Shereveport, La. — shared the credit for one of the “kills’ in this engagement. Maj. William Shaeffer of Boone, la., shot down the second MIG in the swirling 75-plane battle which pitted 25 sabres against 70 of the sleek Red speedsters. Damaging hits on two of the MIGs were credited to Second Lt. John F. Unangst of Easton, Pa., and Capt. Richard D. Stark of Tampa, Fla. it was te second MIG crippled by Stark during the day. In a morning battle within sight of the Manchurian border, 26 sabres intercepted 70 MIGs heading for interfering thrusts against Allied fighter-bombers which were pounding enemy supply lines. Three of the Red jets were damaged. Only eight of the 70 MIGs broke out of formation to accept battle with the sabres high above the northwest Korean port junction of Sinuiju on the south bank of the Yalu River opposite Red China’s Manchuria. All of the MIGs turned tail and streaked over the Yalu, three of them limping from holes torn in their flames by fire from the sabres. Hits on the damaged Fed jeta were credited by the F ifth Air Force to Capt, Ivan C. Kincheloe of Cassopolis, Mich., Capt. Richard D. Stark of Tampa, Fla., and First Lt. John M. Bartley of Cleveland, O. Air action again dominated the Korean war picture as ^Ghimg along the ground front dw'indlea to scattered probing jabs and patrol clashes. Late reports told of cautions lug Hovers NearTanker For Rescue Chatham. Mass.. Feb. 20 (INS). — A rescue tug hovered near the stem half of the shattered tanker Fort Mercer today ready to save 13 daring seamen who stayed aboard last night in raging seas, or to tow the stern into port. The tug Ocean Prince reached the side of the still-floating section of the tanker Fort Mercer early today and stood by pending a decision whether to sink the stem half as a menace to navigation or save it. The tanker’s crew’ members, headed by Chief Engineer Jessie L. Bushnell of Pasadena. Texas, elected to stay with the remaining part of their ship despite the threat of a new storm. The Fort Mercer split during a storm which also broke in two the tanker Pendleton. Coast guard crews rescued 57 of the 84 men aboard the two ships. Fourteen were missing and believed dead, in addition to the 13 still aboard the Mercer. Another tug, the Foundation Josephine, is standing by the bow section of the Fort Mercer, a little more than six miles away. The last crew members, including Capt. Frederick C. Paetzel of Houston, Texas, were taken off the bow section yesterday. Meanwhile, 18 other members of the Mercer’s crew taken off the stem section, were en route to Boston aboard the coast guard cutter Acushnet. sparring between Allied and Red Christian Church To Be Host To Fellowship Meet The Central National Bank, Collin County National Bank and the Post Office will not be open Fr day, Feb. 22, observing the birthday of the Father of Our Country, George Washington. Postmaster Don O. Davis states that the stamp window will be open from 8:30 until 12:00 non, and that mail will be dispatched as usual. But there will be no rural or residential de livery. THE OLD SCENE CHANGED White's New Implement Store Replaces Early Day Landmark Happy birthday to George W. Smith. Sr. of this city who is celebrating the occasion today. Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Welch and son. John Welch, of Taylor were recent guests in the home of Mrs G. C. Comegys of this city. Mrs. Jack Hill, who has been ill at her home for the past several days, is reported to be improving Her many friends hope to see her out again soon. Sally and John Anderson, children of Mr. and Mrs.Jack Anderson of this city, were in Plano Tuesday to attend the birthday party of Stevie Christi, little son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Christi of Plano. 1 Ralph Abbott left this morning for Warren. Ark. for a brief business trip. patrols across the 145-mile front in zero temperatures. This followed an enemy probe Tuesday in the east-central sector where the Reds captured an advance Allied hill position near the ice-covered Pukhan River aHer a six-hour afternoon battle. U. S. Legations Warns American Saigon Residents Youth's Body Is Found In LakeTexhoma Saigon. Feb. 20. < 1 NS).-The U, legation warned 300 American residents of Saigon today against possible hand grenade attacks to- ^ morrow by the Communist-led wet minh rebels. The legation issued the warning in connection with the observance tomorrow of “Anti-Colonialist Youth Union Day” for which anti- American and anti-French demonstrations have beer, prepared. .. 72 37 . . 55 29:65, Highest lust 24 Hours Lowest last 24 Hours Temperature at noon today Barometer at noon today rising. Tonight and Tomorrow: lair, Slightly Warmer Thursday. *El«hing, Good. The McKinney First Church w be host to the annual meeting oi the fifteenth district. World Fellowship Meet, Friday and Satui- day, March 7 and 8. at which time more than 200 young people are expected, Rev. T. M. Sisterson, pastor of the local church, stated today. The fifteenth district comprises an area extending from McKinney northward to Denison and east ward to Texarkana. An attarctive program, centered around the theme, “Latin Ameii can Relations” is being arranged by Rev, el nton Poss, Christian Church pastor at Plano, who is director of the meeting. DALLAS VISITOR Mrs. S. D Gostin of this city was a Dallas visitor Wednesday. IN VA HOSPITAL Lester Tilley of this city is reported to be seriously ill at the VA Hospital here. H will bo remembered here by his many friends, that Mr. Tilley was the second Collin County boy to be ill i reported injured in World War 1 Wo beseech thee, <> Lord, for patient hands that help to shape the destiny of our nation. May firm will and good will be joined in determination to make our land a brotherhood of races, creeds and colors, that peoples throughout the earth may look to us as leaders with a good repute. Amen. Ena worth Keisner, Milwaukee. Wis. (OpyrUrhU-O A National Council of Church»*» KelllCiou* Featur«) One of McKinney’s early landmarks faded from the local scene last week with the tearing down of one of the last remaining building;-, that at one time housed the old O. K. Wagon Yard on East Davis Street to make way for Herman White’s new hardware ami implement location. Doing business as McKinney Hardware and Seed Co., White has for several years been on the comer of Loisiana and i hestnut Ini* only recently took over a building on East Davis facing the trace lot on the south. He’ll add to his line the famous Minneopolis Moline farm implements and trae tors and already had on hand corn shellers and other ma chines. He hopes to receive tractors this week end and com plete his line. Currently facing on Davis St. the front will be switched to the east side of the building when the new* Highway 121 through McKinney >s completed. The old building at the location has been completely renovated and painted and parking and display space for machinery to the rear and side of the building has been graveled. In addition to this line White will continue to feature seeds and will hanale considerable hardware and garden tools. Jim Astin, who still lives McKinney, leased the old O. wagon yard some 30-odd years ago Horace Troy, OPS Specialist To Be Here Monday and is most familiar with its history. About 27 years back Joe Might took over and until he moved out a few week ago to make way for progress, operated the barn. He bought and sold hogs, mainly, hut dealt in sonic cattle as well, lie’s acquired a new location just outside the city limits, near the picnic grounds, just past \N altei Moekford’s plant on East \ irginia St. and will operate from there in the future. The old wagon yard originally extended to Chestnut Street and took in the land occupied for some years by Ward Worthy and his City Auto Parts business. In other years such well known traders as Jim Bandy and Gano Horn operated there, the former having been a gate man for the yard. Mr. Horn traded in mules and cattle. Now the only part of the orig inul business left is the barn where Clay Robison still holds forth and trades in cattle. Mr. White will be happy to have his old friends and new ones as well come by to visit with him i m lus new location. Señale Fighi Is Seen In RFC Nomination Horace M. Troy, price specialist from the Office of Price Stabiliza tion’s Dallas district office, will visit McKinney Monday, Feb. 25, to aid Collin County businessmen on price control matters. , Announcement of the price clinic came from Leon B. Dollens, manager of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. The clinic will be held at the Chamber offices from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Price clinics are held 3t the McKinney Chamber every other Monday as a public service. Cosponsor asre the McKinney Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas district OPS office. Purpose of the clinics is to make compliance with the nation’s price control regulations as easy as pos sible for businessmen in the Collin County area, Dollens said. Washington, Feb. 20, UNSK--A senate fight appeared in the offing today over the nomination of Harry \ McDonald as admmistratoi of the once scandal-ridden reconstruction Finance Corporation. McDonald, now chairman of the securities and exchange comniis sion, cleared his first big hurdle yesterday when the senate banking committee approved his appointment by a vote of > to 3, The full senate is expected to take up the nomination sometime this week, possibly today. Military Police Join Attempi To Solve Murder home on leave Rodney Parr, a member of the armed forces, is home on leave tor a few days. Parr resides in the Forest Grove community. Denison, Tex., Feb. 20 (INS). — The body of 17 -year-old Jerry Harrod of Odessa, one of four youths who drowned in Lake Texoma last Dec. 8. while duck hunting was found yesterday. W. F. Neal, 75, a fisherman, discovered the body on the lake bank near Kingston, Okla., a short distance from where the youths’ boat overturned. The body of Shirley Thomas was recovered two days after the tragedy. Still missing are the bodies of Robert Reed. 17. of Odessa. and Harry’ Kirkland, 18, of Abilene. A fifth member of the party, Robert Davenport of Odessa, swam from the overturned boat to a sand bar from which he was rescued the next day. TSCW Sluni Night Friday, Saturday At Denton School ■» hi # ... Stunt Night, annual feature attraction at Texas State (. ollege for Women at Denton, will be staged Thursday and Friday nights of this week, it has been announced. The event, one of the outstanding attractions of the school term each year, will be held in the auditorium. Each of the four classes, freshman. sophomore, junior and senior. prepares and presents a stunt and competition is keen for prizes. «• •'# ---CORSICANA VISITOR Mr. and Mrs. P. R- Westmoreland of this city were recent visitors in the home of Mrs. F. V. Williams in Corsicana. ILL AT HOME C. J. Stone, owner and operator of Stone’s Paint and \\ allpapei Store on East Louisiana St., is confined to his home because of illness. Frankfurt, Feb. 20. (1N$).—Amer* iean military police and German authorities joined today in an attempt to solve the murder of a man -apparently a U. S. soldier— and a woman, whose nude bodies were found in a snow-covered forest. Near the body of the man in the forest outside Frankfurt were Army identification tags and Army clothing. HISTORIAL MINIATURES By L. 0 . H 0 NIG Liberty Cap, the cone of an extinct hot spring in Yellowstone Park, is said to be 3,200 years old —Its age has been determined through the minute quantities of radium it contains. 09398370

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