The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 9, 1954 · Page 1
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Colder And Showers BAYSHORE WEATHER—Mostly cloudy with showers through Sunday. Colder Saturday night and. Sunday, Low of 44. Fresh to strong southerly winds on the coast, shifting to northerly late Saturday afternoon or night. omit THE SUN GIVES FULL COVERAGE OF ' HOMETOWN NEWS WITH SPECIAL TREATMENT TO,,; STATE, NATIONAL AND, LOCAL NEWS VOL 34, NO. 186 BAYTOWN, TEXAS Saturday, January 9, 1954 TODAY'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHONE: 8302. By* Cwits P*r Copy TRUCK CRASHES AND BURNS Captain Surrenders In Dallas BULLETIN TOKYO, Jan. 9— UP— Red China called for resumption of Korean peace talks Sautrday night as the United Nations Command pressed plans to release 22,000 anti-Communist war prisoners and warned that any Communist interference "might start the shooting war all over again." NEWS In Brief WASHINGTON, Jan. 9-flW— Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, under fire from some of his colleagues for his Communist-hunting activities, Saturday shitted his attention to an investigation of graft charges in Alaska, NEW YORK, Jan. 9— (IP)— Standard Oil heir Winthrop Rockefeller said through his attorney he was "pleased" that his estranged wife, Bobo, had accepted a $5.5 million settlement in their marital dispute. TUSCON, Ariz., Jan. 9— IW— Actor Clark Gable must pay S4.000 damages to Mrs. Marry Lemme, 45, for injuries she suffered in a collision with the star's auto, a superior court jury has ruled. AUSTIN, Jan. 9— (IP)— The Texas Council of Churches closed its first meeting Friday night after adopting a resolution which urged acceptance of whatever decision is handed down by the U. S. Supreme Court in the, schoo] } .segre-. gation cases. •••• sv. -.•:•;•••'"'•' vi HANOI, Indo-China, Jan. 9— !!i>— The Viet Minh Communist rebels have opened a pinccr attack against a key French base in Juiins and a savage battle is raging, the French high coin- man cl announced Saturday. Spots FAKOUK VACATIONS IN AUSTRIA — On a holiday trip in an Austrian retreat, Castle Mittersill, in Tyrol, exiled Egyptian monarch Farouk and German Prince Ilohenlohe exumino a deud goat, brought in by hunters; Reportedly pursuing Hungarian actress ISva Bart ok, Farouk was accompanied on his vacation by three men and two girls. (International) Army Slashes Orders For Military Trucks . • ' ' .' :•..„••;:'' ' t. .....,,..-..„-.. --:< ,• '•• ..•:.• Stallworths Due Home THE DAN STAUAVOUTHS unexpected to return home Sunday from Waco. Dan's father, D. W. Stallworth, is. much better after a sudden seizure and has been able to leave the hospital and return to his home. Sue Hickman Home SUE HICKMAN, Baytown Sun employe injured in an accident last week in La Porte, has returned home after a short stay in a Waco hospital. She suffered a broken knee cap in the accident. Scott Seeks Return DISTRICT ATTORNEY W. H. Scott, riow in his first term as DA in Harris County, has told Baytown friends he intends to stand for re-election next summer to "finish the job I set out to do." He said he didn't want to give up the job until the entire criminal docket is up to date. Patient At Temple MISS ANN HARRELL, member of the Horace Mann faculty, is in Temple and a patient at the Scott and White clinic. Miss Harrell has been ill since the Christmas holidays. Kilman To Speak ED KILMAN, editor of the editorial page o} The Houston Post and an authority on Texas history, will speak nt a meeting of the' men's brotherhood of the First Presbyterian Church nt 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. Billy Smith is program chairman. Square Dance The public is invited to a square -dance at 8 p- m. Saturday in the Community house. The dance is being sponsored by the Wagon Wheel club. Around Town STAN REID missing from his usual haunts these days . . . Hear he's been negotiating a big real estate transaction . . . Paul Dittman ruefully mourning that expensive "wave" in the front end of his new car ... And Hazel Dittman won't even look at it. Earl Camp, in the middle of a long vacation, doing a little work just to keep in practice . .. Margie Lou McLain immersed i|i a two- year course in commercial art, says she can't reelly be a painter until she has a smock ana* beret, Dick Marine stops by for a neighborly visit and gets put to work , . . Garrett Herring giving a tip for a good news story. By PAUL E. SVOBODA DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 9—UP— An economy slash in military truck orders and cutbacks in passenger car production brought warnings Saturday of a depression from union leaders but auto industry rnan- Defense Cur WASHINGTON, Jan. 9—UP— Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson believes thitt defense spending can be cut an additional $1 billion by July 1. agement sources said no trend had been established. The Army slashed its truck and trailer orders with six firms by 33 to 50 per cent in a move to save S140 million. It followed production cuts that already have idled at least 21,000 workers at Chrysler, Hudson and Studebakcr in the past 30 day's. Presidents o,f two CIO United Auto Workers Union locals sent a telegram to President Eisenhower calling for "positive action to head off a depression." But industry sources pointed out that Ford and General Motors plan increased •production and tended to view the layoffs as the result of strong competitive forces lone predicted, for 1954 rather than as a general slump in the demand for new cars. They also said it is "not at all certain" that cutbacks in truck production announced by the Army late Friday would affect any jobs "in the immediate future." Any layoffs as a result of such reduced orders would be slow in coming, they said, because military vehicles are built on the same assembly lines as civilian trucks. Fewer military trucks would mean more civilian trucks would be built "at least temporarily." It was no secret however, that passenger car cutbacks at Chrysler, Hudson and Studebaker were ordered because of slow sales. Says Mind Blanked Out After Crash DALLAS, Jan 9—UP—Air Force police said Satuiday Army Capt Harvey J. Collins, who stole an airplane at Fort Sill, Okla, Wednesday and crashed it after leaving a suicide note to his wife, surrendered here Friday night Collins, 28, of Tacoma, Wash, sunendered to the 3223rd Air Police Dstachment at Dallas at 11 45 •p. m. Collins told police he remembered nothing after the crash Hensley Field Information Officer Capt. Jack Jordan said. He said he had taken the airplane without permission and intended to commit suicide. Jordan said Collins was dressed in a mixed Aimy uniform and in flying clothing and was in need of a shave H e identified himself as Capt. Harvey J. Collins, an Army, aviation student at Fort Sill. Collins was taken to Carswell Air Force Base hospital at :Fort Worth at 3 a. m. Saturday, Jordan said .Both military and civilian offir cers had "searched for Collins from southern Oklahoma .to the Gulf Coast since he stole an.L-19 Army trainer from the Fort Sill- airport at 1:30. a. m. Wednesday. The plane's wreckage was found a few hours later on a railroad track near Temple,'Okla.. 37 miles southeast of' Lawton. A note, written in grease paint on his orders promoting him to captain, was found in l)is car. Addressed to his wife, it read. "I am going to dig in the air like I wanted lo." Collins, a reserve officer, received the Bronze Star for valor while serving with the Marines on Iwo Jima in_ World War II'. He was commissioned a second.-UUoi-j ..tenant in 1948 and was promoted to captain last month. Collins' wife, who lives with her two children at Walters, Okla., said she knew of "no reason" for her husband's actions. Collins was taking Army pilot training at Fort Sill as a part of an Army aviation tactics course. BRIDGE CARPENTERS' HALL — Carpenters Local No. 1334, now located at 16H South Ashbcl, will move into this new building in the 1900 block of Deckec Drive in approximately 90 days. The foundation was started this week. It will bo a rigid steel, metal-clad building with a Roman brick front. Jaycees To Conduct Annual Poll Tax Drive Baytown Jaycees were getting, rtady Saturday for their annual big push to get Baytown, we» citizens to pay their poll taxes. They will kick off the drive at 7 p.m. Monday at the: Quack Shack, when County Tax Assessor- Co'Hector Carl S. Smith will be present to deputize several Jaycees to collect the taxes. Several other deputies will be .named at the same time, including two members of the League of Latin American Cittacns who will CftnvaM the Latin American population here. John F. Blow, chairman ot tho Jmycee public affairs committee, will head the, drive for the joung men's organiialton. / He reminded citizens that 1954 ,W[1I be »n important jear, with itate, countj^ cltj and school elections comiiiK up, ; ' Labor Leader's Trial,To Be Hot One Witness Already Cit,ed For Contempt EL PASO. Jan. 9 OP)—The trial Jencks, an international repre- labor leader Clinton Jencks will sentative ot ,ttte Mine, Mill and (l start until Monday, but its probi Smelter'WoYfters Union (Ind ) and ab\e contentious course «"-, ' '^ foimer president of a MMSWU lc- ralfcd Saturday b> the c , \. cal, is charged with false swear- one \vitness for contempt i/£-\.%uAL ing M a non-Communist affidavit Ike Demands Shakeup In Military Reserve $25, Cigarefs And Coffee Stolen From Py/e's Store Pyle's Super Market, 3708 Market, was robbed Friday night The burglars searched the store for money, but found only ?25 in change. Reporting the robbery Saturday morning, J. W. Pyle told about the search for greenbacks and said that a burglar or burglars also made off with 100 cartons of cigarcts, 48 pounds of coffee, cigars and numerous drug items. The store was entered through a ventilation window in the rear of the store. All the burglars had to do was bend back some protect- ive wire and then climb into the store. According to evidence found in the yard, the robbers used a barrel to climb onto a fence and then onto a low roof. They left a deck of cards and some socks by the fence as they left Pyle said that the socks were probably used as gloves. Pyle's grocery was last burglarized about three years ago, he said. Pyle took the robbery stoically. He said, "It's just something you have to expect." Colder Weather Is Coming All good things must come to an end, the fair sunny days that Baytown has been enjoying over the last week included. Weatherman said Saturday that scattered thundcrshowers are due Saturday afternoon and Sunday, and much cooler weather is in store. A low of 44 was forecast for Saturday night. The new cold front was in north Texas Saturday morning, and it was rapidly moving on through the state. The rain, forecast for all of East and South Central Texas, will be the result of the cold front, as well as moisture rising off the Gulf of Mexico, the weatherman said. Ex-Head Of Texas Realtors To Speak Crippled Vef Of Korea War Held In Theft Three tccn-ngnrs and one crin- Tilcd Korean veteran were in l^a Porte city jail Saturday alter being nribbed duriKST the night for swiping money from newspaper rucks. Chief of Police Waller Robcr- son said that he and Night- watchman John Champagne caught tho quartet taking money from two racks on Main street and they were promptly jailed. Robersbn said misdemeanor theft charges would be filed against them Saturday morning;. The 21-year-old ex-serviceman bad lost a le(C in the Korean fiKhtinpr, Roberson said. Tho other youths were 17, 16 and 19 years old. All were from Pasadena. Pierson Trial Is Monday The trial of Clyde Pierson, charged with the murder ol George Hoppe, IIOK been sot for Monday in Judge kangston King's district court in Houston. The trial was postponed twice because of the absence of witnesses, Hoppp, was shot to death in his Club 25 on Old Main in November, 1952, Picrson surrendered to police, saying he shot Hoppe. Pierson, who is represented by Attorney C. D. (Dick) Little, has been free under $10,000 bond since the killing. JPiisrson's defense apparently will be built around claims that Hoppe had threatened Picrson's life. QUICKIES . . By Ken Reynolds By JOHN W. FINNEY .1 WASHINGTON. JanJ 9—UP— President Eisenhower Saturday ordered universal military training plans side-tracked until the armed forces reserve program can be geared to an "age of peril." His action virtually ruled out any possibility the administration will ask Congress this year to act on a proposed new unversal military training (UMT) plan—the subject of congressional controversy since it was first proposed in 1945. The administration's stand was disclosed by Defense Mobilixer Arthur S. Flemming in releasing recommendations to the President for a top-to-botlom revision of the military reserve. The President accepted Flern- ming's position that UMT should be held up until "fundamental decisions" that "we do not now have reserve forces adequately organ- ,Jzed and trained to meet the needs of a national emergency." Under the 'proposed UMT plan, the first 100,000\l8-year-old trainees would be sent fy> camp not later than Jan. 1, 1955. for six months training, followed'by 7-a years in the military reserves. Mr. Eisenhower also directed Flemming to draw up'a-ttaper by April 1, for presentation, to the National Security Council, on how the reserve program should bs revamped. , Flemming suggested that Iwo new categories of reserv e be established: -, "Selectively callable reserve"-v Composed ot reservists with eS'j sential civilian skills or who for varying reasons could not immediately be recalled to military duty. In event of full mobilization these men would be recalled on an individual basis. he filed to comply with the Taft- Hartley law. Federal Judge R. E. Thomason Friday cited Craig S. Vincent, operator of a New Mexico dude ranch for contempt when Vincent refused to answer questions by a government attorney. Vincent said nt the preliminary hearing the answers would incriminate him. Vincent refused to say whether he was the owner of the San Cristobal Valley Guest Ranch at Taos, N. M.; if there was a Ruest register at (he ranch, and it he knew Jencks. •• - / •• •• ' ;,, '.. : His attorney, Kenneth N, Kripke; Denver, said Vincent couldn't answer without fear of sclf-incrimina- tlon because testimony by Harvey Matusow before congressional committees tended to identify Vincent with Communist activities. Jencks and a number o( other alleged leftwing labor leaders reputedly met at the San Cristobal Valley ranch in 1051, and the government had subpoenaed the guest register. In other developments; Thomason granted one defense motion, but denied two others and a defense request for a subpoena of the government's correspondence and material it will introduce in evidence. i Thomason granted the defense | request to dismiss a subpoena for Hhe 1049-5* records of the Mine- I Mill's Local No, 890 at Bayard, S ;(S«« Trial—rage Two) Ranting Driver Leaps Into San Jacinto By ROSALIE MYERS A Houston truck driver, hfc clothing flaming like a torch, leaped 25 feet from the San Jacinto River bridge into the water below to save hia life as his butane tank truck jack-knifed and burst into flames on the Market Street road about 2.30 am Saturday. B E Von ell, 46, driver for Robertson Transport Co, was admitted to Jacinto Citj Hospital an. hour later with more than 50 per cent of his body covered with burns Although the skin was falling from his arms and-^legs, Vowell arose from the watery swamp and walked a half mil* along: the deep ditch by Market Street road tfo find a place to cross to the highway where he was found, by R, E. Olds, 406 West Gulf. The Channclview Emergency Corps and fire depunment hnd buen called to the scene, and 1 Olds on the way to the hospital with, Vowell stopped the emergency corps truck to give him treatment while awaiting an ambulance from. Howard Funeral home in Greens Bayou, At least 100 feet of bridge railing was knocked down on the south side of the- curved 'bridge, and GO feet was torn out on the north side. The asphalt paving was burned on the bridge deck. Deputy Sheriff Earl Easlcy was the second person to reach .the scene of the accident. Believing the drives to bo In the tnirning truck, he drove his car through the flames .on the bridge, then turned ancf came back through searching; for the man, It was ten minutes after his arrival that Vowell reached the highway and was picked up by the motorist, he said. Vowell was still conscious and able to talk at th« scene of the accident, but lost consciousness soon after reaching the hospital. His condition is critical, . hospital attendants, said. -..'; ..,,-, •Another Robertson 'truck driver,, J.' T. Bailey, left Houston with Vowell and was driving ahead of him, he told Deputies Jimmy Scarborough and N. O. Morrison. When he had crossed the bridge and did not see Vowetl's truck lights behind him, he assumed that Vowcll had a flat tire or motor trouble and went back to help bin;. As he drove on the bridge he saw the flames "going Three Woffer District Elections Tuesday Highlands, Cedar Bayou, Mont Belvieu Elect Directors Three water districts in this area will . be holding elections Tuesday for new members of their supervisory boards. Voters in Harris County Water Control and Improvement Districts No. 1 at Highlands'and No. 30 at Cedar Bayou and Chambers County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 at Mont Belvieu will go to the polls. Each of the districts will elect three directors for two-year terms. The three Incumbents, J. A. Mc- Danicl, chairman, George Mills and A. G. Black, are the only candidates in the Mont Belvieu election. Five candidates. Including two incumbents, are seeking the three Highlands posts and five candidates are also seeking the three posts at Cedar Bayou. The names of Oliver M. Harmon and A. J. Lostak, incumbents, and Wallace Dunks, E. G. Searcy and Moss Anderson are being offered for consideration by Highlands voters. Cedar Bayou candidates are W. J. Bartck, H, L. Hanson, D. D. Sherfy. A. A. Arnett and L, L. Lawless. The three open posts have been vacated by B. E. Franklin, R. O. Miller and S. H. Gates. Highlands and Cedar Bayou polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 pm., Mont Belvieu polls from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Highlands people will vote nt the water office, 125 San Jacinto, Cedar Bayou people in the .ichool gymnasium, and Mont Belvieu people in the water office. To be qualified to vote, a person must be a resident of the dis- trict and own property In the district. He must also have his last year's poll tax receipt. Don McLcod Is the presiding judge at Mont Bclvicn, Mrs, Henry Singleton at Cetlar Bayou and W. L. Brough at Highlands. He stopped 1 his truck and ran toward the accident. In the meantime, someone living near the bridge had heard the crush and saw the fire, and called the Chnnnelvlpw Fire Department and sheriff's department. No one has 'been found who actually saw the accident, but from the truck driver's few words at the scene, it Is believed that his truck skidded on the wet pavement nt th& curve in the bridge. As the trailer smashed against the BOiith side of the bridge, the truck jack-knifed and slammed across to the north sfdo where the driver (8«e Wreck— Page Two) Job Survey 'Checkers 1 Set Here Is Mama Sgt. Olachia Of Baytown Listed 'Dead' Census Bureau employes will conduct a "current population survey" in the Baytown area next week, according to a release received Saturday from Washington. The survey is taken monthly in various areas across the country to provide up-to-date national figures on employment and unemployment, The Information is used by business and government for analysis of labor force conditions. Interviews will be conducted by T. R. Chcnnault and J. F. O'Brien, both of Houston, under the direction of Shelley O. Turner, supervisor of the U. S. Census Bureau district office at Houston. Turner pointed out that information concerning Individuals is kept confidential under the law, and only statistical totals are published. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3—UP— "Checkers, 1 ' Vice President Richard M. Nixon's famous pedigreed cocker spaniel, has given birth to five black and white pups. The fa* ther is unknown. Checkers became prominent when Nixon mentioned her in a nation-wide television broadcast during the 1952 election campaign. But the publicity did not go l<> her head. She Just wanted to settle down and have a family. The proud mother and offspring, curled up in the Nixon basement near the furnace, are doing nicely. The pups' arrival early Thursday came almost as a birthday present for Nixon, who was 41 Saturday. But neither he nor his wi.fe. Pat, had exactly expected such a gift- Checkers was an unknown Texas- born cocker until Nixon's nation (See Slnma—Page Two) Another Baytown man, S Ksequiel Oluchia, missing in Korea for nearly three years, luis been reported as "presumed dciid" by tho Defense Department. Sjft. Olnchia was reported missing in action on Feb. 13, 125*. His parents, >fr. and Mrs. Aciolfo Olnchia, live at 2409 Hunter. Set. Olachia wns born in 1932. He wrnt into the Army in 1948, and was s«nt to Korea in 1950, where, ho wns in active combat nil tho time until he was report(•d misslnjf. Olnohiu attended Baytown schools until he enlisted. Olnchia is the second Raytown man previously reported missint: !n action to be listed now as prcsimu:«i dead. The first was Cnpt. M. C. Terry. M. A. "Cap" Rowe, veteran Houston real estate man and a former president of the Texas Real Estate Association, will be the installing officer when new officers of the Baytow -i Real Estate Board are inducted at the annual installation banquet of the Realtor group at 7:30 p. m. Monday at Grace Methodist church. In addition to the installation of officers, those who attend will hear -Dr. W. W. Kemmerer, director of the Houston Worlds' Fair Inc.. who will give some interesting facts about that project. Musical entertainment will be furnished by Wendell Hawkins, Houstor. baritone, and by the Horace Mann Sextette composed of Ann Kclley, Mary Hartman, Jane G'Sell, Kay Daves, Maidie Baldwin and Connie Plagens- The girls will be accompanied by Marilyn Gilbert More than 80 persons are expected to attend the banquet. The dinner will be served at S2.25 per plate by the women of the church. New officers of the Baytown Real Estate P-oard for 3954 are Clifford M. Bond, president; Robert Beverly, vice president; and Mrs. Cuba Groer, re-elected secretary-treasurer. Canteen Open HORACE MANN teen canteen will open at 7:30 p. m. Saturday. U.S. To Tesf 'Cheap' H-Bombs In Pacific AEC Says New Bombs Contain 'More Than Hydrogen 1 "What happened yesterday—use a Sun Want Ad?" WASHINGTON, Jan. » —y*P- The Atomic Energy Coir.mission's forthcoming weapons tests in the Pacific are expected to include detonation of "cheap" new H-bombs with 'more than hydrogen" in them, it was learned Saturday. The United Press also has been told that one phase of the test series will be actual delivery of a combat H - bomb by a specially equipped B-36. The new experiments, the AEC said, will include "weapons tests of all categories." That means both A-bombs and H-bombs. The tests will bg held at the Eniwetok proving ground, now enlarged <o include neighboring Bikini atoll, but the AEC did r.ot say when. It is understood, however, that the B-36 delivery test will take place in May, probably following other chapters of 'the operation. President Eisenhower disclosed Dec. 8 that the United States has hydrogen weapons "in the ranges of millions of tons of TNT equivalent," and Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson has spoken of "a series of bombs" containing 'certainly more than hydrogen." The new ingredient is believed in some quarters to bf> lithium, the lighest of metals, which can be made to release nuclear violence under the influence of atomic-hydrogen heat. Some of this sprig's test devices may be hydrogen- lithium bombs. Lithium is plentiful—this country has enormous reserves of it — and is extremely cheap compared to most atomic materials. The AEC ssid men and materials for the new tests will start moving to the Pacific this month. It called the operation "a further phase ot a continuing series of weapons tests" this country has been staging since the war. The first shot in the new series will be at least No. 55 in the history of atomic explosion?. The first H- blast this spring will be the world's third—if Russia doesn't set off another in the meantime. SGT.

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