The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on May 21, 1952 · Page 1
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Baytown, Texas
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Wednesday, May 21, 1952
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AMVE- clouci, rf i farmer tonight and tomor- expected tonight 65. southerly winds, be * " morrow - Wednesday, May 21, !952 TODAY'S NEWS TODAY Only THE BAYTOWN SUM ] Tells The BAYTOWN STORY ! TELEPHONE: 8302. Five Cents Per Copy b nx __ (U.P.) — The Supreme Court today ted attempts by Eisen- Repubiicans to block jition of Tatt "rump" [ations at the GOP state ention. , high court denied ap- i for a writ of man- and an injunction . a t enjoining Secretary of IJaclt R° ss from transmitting of Taft "rump" conven- ihe Republican state exe- eoramittco. court noted that an opin- dissentmgf opinion would )i-er and that no motion •a'ring "will be cntertain- vas intcrpn-U'd as block- r-rer appeal by Eisenhower at !"ast on thf state court .-'jprpnie Court hearing yes- "attorncys for Eisenhower >'contended that the law < = reporting of only one con..i",n oacn county and accus- :; supporters ot holding il- »eet.rgs integrity of me w hole clec- . 3 >m b" it stake," pro-Eiker attorney.-> said |Uer counsel for the Tail "answered that the Supreme '' us no jurisdiction in the nrf argued that the secre- siate has nn authority to r_ic v.hich of two contesting b held the legal convention. iDi.cans \vill hold thesr state .. on May 27 at Mineral |7ait supporteis said the de- unicQ cclegations will be ! should rightfully bo decided GOP stale" executive com: vjs: iiuoHcd (untested con;, Dallas- Harris. Tar- vjeces. GalvesT.on.;and Tra- urt.e? : Scott Wilkerson, Austin at- 1 Travis county Eisen- ieader. to!d the court that i one county convention is |, Net! E. Beaton. Gal- Salufes Cedar Bayou Class Of'52 The Bay town Sun today salutes the Class of 1952 at Cedar Bayou high school. Page Seven is a'full paffe of news about the graduating class, its officers and top-ranking students and commencement exercises. Also included are stories about Cedar Bayou's accomplishments during the past year in sports and other fields. Defiant Communist By AUBREY BANKS The Humble Oil and Refining Co. today had made two alternative wage offers to its employes at the Baytown Refinery. Either offer, if accepted, would add nearly $2 million a year to the payroll. One union had already accepted the first wage offer and two others were considering them. W. A. Summers, president of the electricians union, which has about 135 members, said today that group has voted to accept the first alternative. A. E. Oliphint, president'of the Baytown Employes Federation, which represents more than 4,000 employes, said today that the membership will vote" on which offer they want Thursday. A. T. Adams, president of the machinists' union which represents about 350 employes, said today that the meeting which was set yesterday between company and machinists' representatives with a federal conciliator has been postponed until Thursday. He said that the machinists, who have asked a 25-cent on hour hike, KOJE ISLAND, Korea (HE)—Com- * vi11 meet - Monday night to vote on whether to accept the offer and mitnicf «..!--. ^ t: L, . „ ^ s °> which alternative they want, mumst prisoners defiantly staged The wage offers are> of cOurse> subjecfc to Wage stabilization Board a new demonstration against the approval. United Nations at notorious Com- Wage-hour law exempt employes will receive 3.4 per cent catch-up pound 76 Wednesday and author- P av . for the tim e between Oct. 16, 1951, and Dec. 1, 1951, when they received the 3A per cenf increase. These employes will also be given an additional 4 per cent pay hike. The first alternative offered hourly employes is for a 3.4 per cent increase effective back to Oct. 16, 1951, plus eight cents an hour more effective May 1. Salaried employes under this plan would receive 3.4 per cent increases effective Oct. 1G, 1951, and §14 a month more effective May 1. The retroactive pay Increase, covering' tbe period between Oct. 16, belatedly that a a Red captive last ities disclosed guard killed Saturday. These developments followed by less than 24 hours the death of another prisoner and the injuring of 85 more in rioting at a mainland prison camp near Pusan LAKE CHARLES, La. — (U.P.)— A-young ,"Vinton, La,, couple told today of 1 wandering aimlessly for three days in the murky, raindrenched sloughs and swamplands along the Sa-' bine river after their boat's motor failed Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Johnson, both in their early 30s, were found, about 37 miles north of here yesterday after a search party heard their feeble Cries. Deputy Sheriff S. C. Magilly said the couple had been without food since Sunday and were so weakened they were barely able to walk. Johnson said the motor on their borrowed, homemade boat "conked out" soon after they left Neblett's Bluff north of Lake Charles Sunday. YORK —{UV- Movie actor " w « pushed toward shore," he John Garfield was found dead to- said > "but apparently we were day in a Manhattan apartment turned around and landed on the JOHN GARFIELD To Screen Actor John Game and a doctor who examined the body said death was due to a * 'cardiac: condition. Texas side of the Driver. "We began wandering through the swamps along the banks of 1951 - an< * $"\,'^f}£*3~^4 Tuesday. Steel-heimeted U. S. is adopted. ***^-/;«' c * v "^^ ; y^ troons rpmovoH r'nmmnr.icrt- o»;f«_ The SCCO 1, will be paid in a lump sum regardless of which plan lri troops removed "communist agita- The second alternative offered is a 3.4 per cent increase effective SH"™*"? S™ OUnC6d ^ 39 ' year - tors from the Pusan camp O ct - 16 » 1951 > which would be discontinued April 30 and a straight 15 ^s(r*v.v--x,»\ ,'<%w?«" 'f^^aS^'^-^^-'^^^'^'^-^^^^P^^ i"- Wednesday and enforced an arm- cent-an-hour increase effective May 1 for hourly employes. ^~ * ^-\ ed peace there. ~ ' ' ' Dr. Charles W. Nammock, the £?. ^l ^V!* 11 ^ ™° st ° f Suil ~ physician, was called to the apart- and MAYOR T. A. WARD MRS; v. R. SERBE HONOR at: of Foreign \Vars, then buys the first Buddy Poppy from Mrs. St-rbe, publicity chairman for the sale sponsored by Robert R. Tuck Po^| :ui<l (he I.adies Auxiliary. 0 . N ' )B TIIE UKAI)—Mayor Ward officially designates Friday HISaturday as Buddy Poppy Dajs in Baytown for the Veterans The slaying of a Chinese war prisoner at a Koje Island compound was disclosed by Brig. Gen. Salaried employes under this second plan would receive 3.4 per cent increases effective Oct. 16, 1951, which would be discontinued April 30, and a S26 a month increase effective May 1. The executive council of the BEF will probably recommend the first alternative to the membership,'Oliphint said today. The obviously elated BEF president felt that the Humble Co.- had Boatner said the prisoner was ^^ bettered S " y COntr&Ct ° ffered any Other Uni ° n in the Oil in ~ cast in the role of ^to^T^y/' us j^ h ° Ur "The eight cents an hour boost covers the cost of living and the ' P ° bce S3ld Garfield WSS stricken PFf^Pntll ft* I nfVTPfmo 1C o^t-Ofal <wTi'0-no*i ?r» *ir«^ era *f r\l i rk£i ,»»+• *».o*/1 **\X r /5 percentage increase is a'real advance in. wage," Oliphint suid. "We already have agreed on the six and 12 cent an hour differential in shift pay. We were the first union in the coalition to get it, too. The shift differential has be*en a bone of contention in many of the O ne year ago following his appear- hear them 200 yards away. sft forces, an?\vered-that the K. group was attempting :L r; e secretar.- ot state. "'You one .set of returns—-and ell jou which set to send."' captives , kidnapped Brig. Gen, T.'Dodd, then, camp --^ _ . . proceeds of this Robert, P«_ Tuck Post.- No. S12 t Vet-, worthy fund raising campafgn are Ladies Auxiliary disabled and needy veterans, and The two s"°ups will offer 4COO the widows and orphans of de^" Buddy Poppies for sale to sesi- ceased veterans, and Two-representatives from each dents of Bajtown to raise funds "Whereas: the basic purpose of coni P ourid °n Koje had gathered killed when he appeared to make a threatening gesture toward a United Nations guard at the gate of a Chinese compound. He gave no other details. *• The compound was in the next other oil refinery negotiations over the country, valley to Compound 76, where a • " -"'- ' new anti-UN demonstration erupted Wednesday. -About 60 prisoners took par tun the demonstration at Compound 76 "gate — only a fe\v Red The following table shows the wage hikes that will go into .effect if either of.the Humble .offers are accepted by the Baytown Employ- es Federation. Offer No. 1 provides for a 3.4 per cent increase in the plus a straight boost of eight cents an hour. Offer traight 15-cent-an-hour increase. The last'column number of employes in each classification. of til we became so exhausted lay down in a hollow log slept. "My wife wore only a pair'of sorts ana a halter and I had on blue jeans." "It rained most of Sunday night, drenching us through and making the chill air even more uncomfortable. But the rain provided drinking water," _ Their voices gave out Monday, in the'Gramercy Park "apartment ??° rtl ? Jb t f £ r .?.» hey .^oPP^w^alk- of an actress identified as Miss Iris Whitney. Garfield was a native New Yorker who was graduated from a school for problem children, was in New York preparing for summer stock a r ' shirt roles. An outstanding performer on the was frequently ing and Magilly said when they were found their voices were so under fire about wea ^ *t was almost'impossible to "tage for four days. "expected" the decision. : e T peci the court to ruject icalion of the petitioners •V Siiprenif Court has ^LHV :>m(> ? that a political P the judge of the- qualifies membership," he licity chairman for the sale. citizens of this community to con- Five American 'soldiers, their $2.36-to-§2.64: Mayor J. A. V\"afd has issued a tribute generously to its support M-l rifles pointed skyward, stood $2.65 proclamation officially designating through the purchase of Buddy in the dusty road. Two American Friday and Saturday a* Poppy poppies on May 23 and May 24, officers stood just outside the gate ^533 .e Day. the days set aside for the distri- alongside an interpreter and two His proclamation follows: bution of these symbols of loyalty North Korean officers who were "Whereas: The annual sale of in this city. I urge all patriotic talking to prisoners inside. F* i CL I J Buddy Poppies by the Veterans of citizens to wear a Buddy Poppy The word "screening" was heard K.G5T OnOUlCl Foreign Wars of the United States, as mute evidence of our gratitude Offer No. 1 $1.63-to-$1.90 S1.91-to-$2.20 S2.21-to-S2.51 $2.52-to-$2.81 §2.82 Offer "No. 2 S1.65-to-§1.9l $1.92-to-$2.20 52.2l-to-$2.50 $2.ol-to-$2.79 §2.80 No. Affected .631 ance before the House Un-American Activities comniitteejn Washington -where ; He. ^testified under oath that he had never been a Communist but pleaded for a law to -outlaw the Communist party to -protect ttliberals Jike v -me." ' Gajfieia has "been. r separated from" tiis w'ife for more than a year and -the" 'couple^ were in "the process of obtaining a divorce. Mrs. Garfiel lives in New York. A letter to residents of Harris Garfield closed a nine-week run County Frash Water Supply Dis- of the Clifford Odets play "Gold- trict No. S from the me_mbers,of en Boy" on April 27, a revival pro- the board of directors, explaining duction by the American National the need for a §125,000 bond issue, Theater and Academy. was in the man today. " . His agent, Edith Van Cleve, at A meeting held at the Little Music Corporation of Ameri- Shamrock on ~ Burnet Bay "last (See Heart—Page Two) 1694: 10SO 10 several times, but officers 7 said the Bv End Of / _ an organization chartered by Con- to the men of this country who three pairs of Communist officers DENVER — <U.P>— Approximately The Topeka incidcrt marked the ia reco- have risked their hves m th - w i ' gress, has been officia y recog- have risked their hves m the de- were inquiring mainly into the one . third of thc nat i on 's , nized and endorsed by tne Presi- fensc ot ^ freedom we continue health of prisoners znside tne com- strikin oil workers were back at 99,000 resumption of a gasoline war that dont of thc United States and the to enjoy as American citizens. pound. j whe nationwide -~ c now Elected man i s among the- hy the Grand Knights of Pythias convention at ••nitn past chancellor of Goose Crrek Lodge ^ a district deputy . cel-nr, was named outer "i" annual election. , '4 officers w-,11 be an- i a. tne ptos« of the convcn- Jo Write? •VnVE WRITING course 7^° m Thc rali semester college lf at least ten e ''Jor the informal class. o ire?.d} mdica led tha t fl ^o join. Tnose who are n^ay call Mrs. John M ' c ^5. ;.fter fi.30 p m' l u nd Town SEP's Late; Nap Gets It in The Neck Postmaster N. B. Ballard today was calling for help to get irate Saturday Evening Post subscribers off his neck. "Even since Ben Franklin-ran offithe first copy, the Post has been on time," he explained. "It is .always-delivered on "Wednesday here. ''But this Tveck, for tbe first time in the memory of mortal man. it's late. Tell the folks it Okay. Folks, it isn't Nap's fault. He'll deliver 'em as soon as he gets >m. Congress Hears General Tomorrow work today and a ranking union oil strike started on April 30. oficial said he hopes the rest will Despite the resumption of pru- return- to their jobs by the end o f ducton across the nation, however, the week. - the Petroleum Administration for "About 1 one-third of the striking Defense indicated 'restrictions on groups-have gone-back to work.*' high octane aviation gasoline may said O. A. Knight president of the not be lifted until June 6. CIO Oil Workers International, In California, where the 22 CIO, Bridges said the general was not the largest union involved in the AFL, and independent unions did hopeful that the truce talks would 22-day-old walkout. not call walkouts because of the lead to peace. Asked if that meant He added that "most of these coastal state's importance to def,,n CM To ^KH.,^ ™;~>^ x™ a t, »- inclu <te the small locals." fense production, one settlement full scale fighting might break out, Knight sai(J thftt ^ hoped mogt was made yesterdaVj others ep _ the senator replied: of the • 90.000 workers \vould be peared near, and negotiations were "I don't know, but he certainly back on the job by the end of the broken off at another bargaining was not optimistic as to the re- week. - session. suits." As the strike slowly ended, a Some 1,500 union employes rati- As Ridgway began his testimony gasoline price war broke out at fied a Shell Oil, Co. contract call- promising to tell the senators "all Topeka^ Kans. Stations on the out- ing for the 15-cent straight wage succeed Gen. Dwight IX Eisenhow- I know" about the disorders on skirts of the city sold regular gas- increase. Workers at Ventura, er May 30 as supreme commander Koje Island, Committee Chairman oline for as low as 19.9 cents a Calif., will meet tonight to vote European defense Richard B. Russell <D-GaJ issued gallon-and ethyl WHI- selling'for on the same offer and workers in WASHINGTON (t'.PJ— Gen. Matthew B. .Ridgway today gave-senators a report on the Korean truce talks which one of his hearers described as "certainly not optimistic;" The former supreme commander in the Far East testified at. a closed hearing of the Senate Armed Services committee. He is on his way to Paris where" he will of Western forces. a statement calling for firm con- 20.9 cents, while dealers inside the Bakersfield and Los Angeles areas pai 5 broth- is vis- another also dropped by are worrying a -se students this wary Terry says brows is Tomorrow Ridgway will address trol of Communist war prisoners, city limits were charging 26.3 arid are expected to approve similar a joint meeting of Congress. Russell called the kidnaping of 28.3 cents for the same grades Shell contracts later in the week, club banquet tomorrow night will Ridgway ,was called before the an American general by the Reds committee to report on Commun- and his subsequent "ransoming" a ist violence at the Koje Island war national "humiliation." prisoner camp. But Senate Repub- Ridgway told the committee, ac- Hcan Leader* Styles Bridges (N. cording to Bridges, that before vsith- never dreamed of cral ^ he v,-aE forced seven weeks Bl Tan . . , Tom Accused Principal Stays On "i£>r senior~GOP member" of the leaving his Tokyo post he issued ChannelviGW School Battle committee, said he also was ques- orders to "use whatever force was tioned about the Korean war situ- necessary" to keep the prisoners ati-m and the truce talks. under control. Hrs. Jackson,- 85, Taft Widens Lead waited today for a strategy talk |\» A * UAr-«lf !*I fWfikf< FfcOnllAUlO? with President Truman before an- y|gg fft nO§Pl 131 * UVCl LlSClinOWCr nouncing his plans to combat cor- * ruptlon in thc government Mn _ So p- n ; e Elizabeth Jackson, WASHINGTON —CIPV— A Montana „ ^ a The 56-year-old Philadelphia fed- ^ of ^QQ Qa^ died at 9:50 p.m. victory lengthened the lead of Sen. the removal of McBride. The night attracted about 35 persons to hear Board Secretary John M. Heald explain the improvement plans and argue for passage of tb& bonds. The letter from the directors explains that a new well will be drilled and provisions made for another well at the Camp Butyl site to replace the present main water well. Some minor water and sewer extensions, the building of a new fence around the disposal plant and correcting the overflow of sewer manholes in the Wooster area are included in the plans. The meeting brought out _a smoldering sectional dispute between the Brownwood area and , the newer Lakexvood area. Many residents of Brownwood felt that putting the new well st the Lakewood end of the system would give residents of that area an advantage in water supply. „' However, Andy Bargainer, president o £ the water district board, explained that taking the Lakewood area residents off the load of the well in Brownwood would serve the purpose, "We don't pretend that this bond issue will solve all our problems for the future/" Bargaine? declared. "After alL this is a. growing district and it is suffering Baytonians attending the inter- from Crowing pains. 'ue do believe, though, that passage of this bond issue will solve, our present problems—and they are virtually necessary. We must have: water." HTXES H. BAKER aker who was nominated y es terday at a Baytown hospital Robert A. Taft in the contest for board will call a meeting in "the QUICKIES ago to succeed J. after a j on?r nines*. Republican national convention Pf ar £ uture " to discuss ^ P™ 0 " I Principal S. H. McBride was Mrs. Wallace said she hoped the still at his desk at Channel view board "will keep the list of peti- high school today, although a hun- tioners a secret" because of fear dred angry patrons of the school of retaliation. district demanded his. removal last One spectator. F. H. Hollis, pro- shouts and threats of fisticuffs. as a secret document in school G. S. Hart r superintendent of the records." Channelview schools, said today The board adjourned without that the trustees took no action taking action after listening to the petition asking petitioners for an hour and a half. By Ken Reynolds hear a man who went to work for Humble Oil and Refining Co. as a lawyer in 1919 and who today is president of that same company. Hines H. Baker will be the principal speaker at the joint banquet of the Baytown Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs. The Kiwanians will be the hosts for the affair which will be at.7:30-p.m. in the Robert E. Lee cafeteria, James Sherwood, a past prcsi- \ 35-year-old GALVESTON dent of the Kiwanis club, will be Galveston man was drowned yes- the master of ceremonies. terday after he safely guided to- shore two Houston high "Our Greatest Asset" will be the topic of Baker's speech. Baker was made a director of Oil in 1937 and in 1941 he ward school girls two who had called for victim was identified- ; ^as ort - We mi *Metti a Ppe u ltiry lCr HK «w-u * sidekrck. teie " " 5 \!? a PPeTied to r-^cr 'b] c T er an T cr should 1 bU 5 ° ver >~ ^or Jackson had livedin Bay- delega tes today. ' . ^S^ wl?'reluctant to discuss town since the early ooose ^reetc But suppongj-s of Q^ n pwight the meeting and gave only brief oil field boom. D. Eisenhower were counting on answers or a curt -yes" or "no' 1 Funeral services will be at 4:30 the Washington state Republican to every question asked him by a p.m. today at Paul U. Lee fun- convention later this week to bring Baytown Sun reporter, eral home with Rev. V.. A. Guidroz, U p their delegate score, * The petitioners, headed by Mrs. McGrath was firrd hy Mr. Tru- pas tor of Peace Tabernacle, and Montana's state GOP convention W. F. Wallace, also gave the board man for ousting XewboM Morris R CV A. Mattingly of Channelview last night elected an "uninstruct- an envelope containing written as the government's head corrup- officiating. Banal will be in Hill ed" eight-man delegation to the complaints of various patrons tion hunter. McGrancry said pre- o£ Re6t ceine tfiry. party's July 7 presidential nomi- about incidents reported to them Ho-.vard McGrath as head of the vi » n* r the 'ong- reyung: lite -ong >? I * , UP ??M C S 'g" al 5 Wlth Mr - ations cleanor s and viously that he had no intention of * ehi »n* Mo^is but will lean Sftrv ivors are M Lcatha two daughters, nabng convention in " P«manly on FBI Chief J. Edgar and Mw . of Baytown O dom of La Porte; Chicago, by students. One patron, started climbing over one said seats at one point in Adri an the Sauri- be of peo- Perfect McGranery is expected to take of Baytown. his oath of 'office later this week, Also surviving are oon and Roy Jackson, all tabuIatioR of delegatcs committed aged to block him before he reach- or publicly announced to 386 for ed the speaker, a brother, Taft and 360 for Efsenhowen The petition alleged that Mc- until 1945, when he became execu- year-old^ Dolores tive vice president, he served as director in charge of refining and Pat s, 16, were about 250 yards- offshore from the East Beach, when they called for help, , ^ " Police said Smith had started the girls toward shore when he_got caught in an, undertow and perhaps at a \Vhite House, cere- Brice Barnes of Baytown; 10 Montana Democrats chose a 20- Bride was a harsh disciplinarian *nony. He pave up a lifetime job grandchildren, six great-grandcnil- man delegation having 12 votes. It and listed specific examples which Tve solved our mowing .ttne bench to accept the cabi- dren and two sreat-great-grand- will follow the administration's the petitioners claimed had been- lem—wcTl sell the lavm on accept T—Pare lead at the national convention. reported by their chSdren. prob- lawntnower sponsible for operations at the •rt _* TN f* +-~ i LClVl<KLil* All OLVL lUiVt^-L WW G&1.U. VJLJOO.M— Baytown Refinery. He became p^^ ^ ^ ^ were ' take ,j presiaent of Humble m 1948. to a Galveston hospital for exam- He is a director of the Ameri- ination. can- Petroleum- Institute and a. member of the National Petroleum _, s fcl «-fc-^». Council as well as many other oil " HI NAB OR industry committees and organize- " " tions. „ T_ Baker also is active in civic, social .welfare and cultural affairs- He has been president o* the Ex- Students* association of the University of Texas and chairman of the toil versa ty's development board. By OEn SSDer with a Sun Wnnf AdT He is «. trustee of the Texas Medical Center^Inc,. and is active in St, Lake's Methodist Church. A feUer *otcj the jtfdgft he djdn'f Vnow nrs wife shot *i him srx tfmes. Maybe she; iv« frying to ViH hinv

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