The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 12, 1954 · Page 1
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•£> SALES 2.041 BOX- 8066 DALLAS "SEHVIOB Cloudy And Cool BAYSHORE WEATHER —r Cloudy and contlnrfed cool, with low of 42 Tuesd«y night. Occasional light rain Wednesday. Moderate mostly northerly winds, becoming easterly Wednesday. 4 ; /A, *^>W'^ $w^ «"t HOMETOWN NEWS WITH S>'EC(XL TREATMENT JO;,," . STATION ATlONAtVA "• - LOCAl'NEWS';* VOL 34, NCX 188' * BAYTOWN. TEXAS Tuesday, January 12, 1954 TODAY'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHONE: 8302. Five'CenH'PeiCCbpy Army Brass Censors 'Beetle Bailey' Out Of Tokyo Stdfs And Stripes "Beetle Bailey," Mort Walker's fumed cartoon GI character, has been censored out of the Tokjo edition of Stars, and Stripes for spoofing Army brass. GIs in the Far East Command made the charge when the comic strip, which appears in The Baj- toun Sun, failed to show up in Stars and Stripes this week. Although the cartoon is a prime favorite with soldiers from Generals to jardbirds, no explanation was given. King Features, Syndicate, which distributee the cartoon, said Beetle was apparently the first casualty of a new policy of strict censorship in the Tar East Command. Syndicate information sources in Tokyo said army officials opposed to the new policj told them that cartoons which even gently kid anyone aove the rank of PFC are on the proscribed Ifet. One officer who reiuested that hh identity be withheld said: "Few people have an conception of n hat's happening out here. 'Beetle' gave thu guys the humor they raiely saw but wanted in gag cartoons. Now it's gone . . ." He hinted the censorship had also clamped doun heavily on GI .neii'.s sources. Alhtough the strip pokes fun at the vicissitudes of a my life, it has long been popular with all ' i ranks. Major General II. I/, Boatner, Jormer commander of tOW camp, in Korea, wrote cartoonist Hlort Walker: ". . . it is one of the funniest funnies • that>,I have ever seen. 1 ' Another letter Walker reeved this \\eek came from a Major commanding a battalion in Korea who wiotc: "Needless to say, jour cartoon is the army's fa\- orite." ^ ^ Walker •himself expressed pu/zlemcitt •» h e 11 news of tlie" ban reached him ut his Old Greenwich, Conn., studio. "'Beetle.' is done m the ^mit of just poo'd clean fun," he said. "I haven't anything apalnst officer*. 1 \\as one mjself in World Wai- H. Killing Of Hoppe Described To Jury HUNTING POSSIBLE CANCER CAUSE — On the premise that there is one, the Institute of Industrial Medicine at New York university is :sccking a cancer-producing agent, in tobacco smoke. In the basement ':al '• the institute's home- a spccitii; machine is smoking; IS cartons of. cigarets,a day:at two puffs; R : second, ID puffs to ^eachicigarct. -.,•?• ;-. ;i ., ..-:.,.' v.\;,. , .! .-.•... ('International) Sun Spots No Liquor Man BAYTOWTV is without a liquor control board agent at the present time, inspector W. L. Russell, stationed in Baytown for the past year, has been transferred to Beaumont. Polio Meeting FRIENDLY Acres Home Dcmon- • stration club members interested in working, with the Mothers' ..March on Polio will meet at 9:30 a-m. Wednesday in the home of Mrs. J. H. Slone on Market Street road. Police Promotions •POLICE CHIEF H. E. McKee announced two promotions in-the Baytown police department. E. R. Hardy and Hcrbie Freeman now have the rank of sergeant. Prsbyterians To Meet MEMBERS of the First Presbyterian church will elect officers and conduct other church business when the congregational meeting is hold at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. •;'. A nursery, will be provided for infants and the older youngsters will be entertained by movies. A covered dish' supper will be served. Polio Film Available A JO-MINUTE polio film supplied by the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis is Available this week to'Baytown organizations. Interested persons may contact Mrs. Don Teter, phone 20-JJ. Mrs. Tetcr and Mrs. R. B. Stockton, co-chairman of the Jaycce-ettes' Mothers March on Polio, have recently completed selection of all nrca chairman for the march. The ''biff night'" is Jan. 20. Around Town DR. HENRY SINGLETON and Pill Wilson prove that gallantry is rjot dead by changing a flat tire for a stranded motorist . .'. L. J. Walker working hard remodeling an apartment . .. . Eula Leo Cox tells of her troubles with the chicken pox. ' Janet King professing her admiration for one Jerry Lewis • . . Max Altman dops by with a Knife ain<! Fork rommunique . , . Dr. Ju,Han Spring complaining that the cold is worse than New York's, where he spent a two-week holiday recently . . . Bob Beverly finding out about a big plan for Now Orleans. Mr. and Mrs, Paton Williams are the proud parents of a baby daughter, LaJeana. ,LA. PORTE: George Norris undergoes surgery Tuesday in a Houston hospital . . . L. R. Rigby busy distributing March of Dimes material . • „• Pat. Harper finding something she wants for "more than 50 cents." Cedar Bayou Trustees Also Hike WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 12—fli 1 )—Camp Carson offichiN Tuesday admitted>Miat a South Dakota soldier awaiting- court martial was shot to death Sunday night "uhile attcmping to <*eape" from the stockade. After nearly 36 hours Camp Carson officials gave out sketchy details in which thev said Pfc. Richard W. G tilings, 24. of Academj, S. D., was shot to death while attempting to scale a fence. •. HOUSTON Jan 12—IIP)—At least anothei full day of questioning appeared in 'prospect Tuesday before a jury will be chosen to hear the murder trial of Mis Rctha Frankovich Mitchell who is accused of slayin-' her husband m 1948 Only two jurors had been chosen when District Judge R W. Wilhford of Fairviev,, Tex, sitting in for the regular judge, adjourned couit at 6 30 pm Monday TOKYO Jan 12—(If)—The United States agreed Tuesday to discuss with t'-e Communists .Thursday the poss-ihilitj of rt-suming negotiations for a Korean pence conference. In a second mnjor.dcyc op- ment, the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission TCiccted a Swedish proposal to release 22,000 nnti-Rcd Communist ci\ilians at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 23 as provided by the armistice. -VIENNA Jan 12-(lP)~At least 1.00 persons were officially listed as dead and a score more, was missing and feared dead .-Tuesday as ions of snow released by sudden thaws in Alpine valleys, cascaded down on villages and farm homes in thunderous avalanches. HAJVOI, Indo-Chinn, Jan. 12-dn-French paratroopers played a. deadly game of hide-aud-sceU will retreating Cn'mmumst rebels Tucs,- . dny in 10-foot high elephant grass. DETROIT, Jan. 12-OPI—Canadian authorities -balked'Tuesday Jit helping Michigan police catch a key witness in the Walter Rcuther ambush shooting who used a $5,000 reward from Rcuthcrs own union to finance his get-away across the border. The witness, Donald Ritcmc, 33,"fled into Canada"last week: after giving Detroit authorities ./two signed -statements;about.-thc.lD48 shotgun attack which left he^CIO president's right'arm permanently cijipplcd. ' "> £ • ' \ -..,..•'... -.,- ; : ' - , mfl i Coaches Gef Pay Increase Salary Of High School Principal Cedar Bayou football coaches and the high school principal have been given handsome raises for the 1954-55 school year. Principal P. D. Hodge's salary will be $6,750 next year, and his contract will be on a 10-month basis. His salary this year was 56,564. R. E. Barfield has been granted an annual salary of 58,000 for his services as head football coach Ex-Cashier Is Wanted GALVESTON, Jan. 12 —UP—A warrant for the.arrest of a 31-year- old former bank cashier was en route to Houston Tuesday after he .was indicted here Monday on charges of embezzling SI,800 from the Port City Bank in Houston. Edward L. Padgett, father of two children, was accused qf taking the money over a period of lime starting late in 1951 from funds he handled as head of the traveler's check department at the bank. A bank official said Tuesday the embezzlement was discovered after the bank 'sent Padgett on a "vacation" in November and, with the FBI, checked his accounts. The official said Padgett had used a ficlitious loan, a fictitious check and a cashier's check to cover the money. "It has since been repaid," the official said. and athletic director. His salary this year was 55,448. Coaches L. G. Davis, D. H. Watkins and Lewis Marcus PJgby have been given an extra 5100 a month above the annual base $3,003 paid to all Cedar Boyou teachers. The S100 a month is in payment of extra-curricular duties. In addition, Rigby has been granted an additional $350 for the remainder of the 1953-54 school year. All Teacher Pay Talk Delayed AUSTIN, Jan. 12 —UP—An important meeting of a committee charged with finding an answer to the question of how much of a pay raise should be given Texas teachers from state funds has been postponed a week. The committee originally was scheduled to meet Wednesday, but Education Commissioner J. W. Edgar said the meeting was delayed until Jan. 20 because of the illness of H. W. Stilwell. school superintendent at Texarkana and active as a lobbyist for the Texas State Teachers Association. Dr. Edgar said several others on the 25-mcmber committee also would be unable to attend Wednesday. The importance of the meeting was emphasized last week by Gov. Allan Shivers. three will each get additional increments for experience and education. The raises were granted in a called meeting of the school board on Dec. 18, of which the minutes wore read at Monday night's meeting of the board. All of the new contracts wore on a 10-month basis. ; Service Pins Plans for the awarding of service pins to Cedar Bayou teachers at a special program on Jan. 29 were approved by the school board. James Rcdmon, president of tho Texas School Board association, of Beaumont, will be principal speaker at the program. The pins will bo awarded to teachers for five-, 10-, IB-, 20- and 25-year periods of service. To Houston Meeting The school board agreed Monday night to send Mrs. Bonnie Hazel Martin, school counselor, to a guidance conference at the University of Houston on Feb. ]9 and 20. . Teacher Resigns The resignation of Mrs. Mildred Birdwcll, who has been teaching newly-instiU'lod reading courses in Cedar Bayou junior high school, has been accepted by the school board. Supt. Akridge handed Mrs. Bird- (Sce Bayou—Page Two) Clyde Pierson Murder Trial Is Underway By ROSALIE MYEKS Jurors, in the Clyde Pierson murder trial .Tuesday' morning heard a • dramatic description of how gambler George Hoppe. was shot and killed in his own 'Club 25 on Old Main. Pierson' is accused, of the pistol slaying of Hoppc on the night of Nov. 25, 3952. His trial', is being: held in Judge La'ngston King's district court in Houston! The jury was finally completed at 10:45 a.m. after more than 100 prospective jurors were questioned. 'The description of the shooting was given by Robert L. Dishman, who docs odd jobs along Old Main. Dishman testified he was talking "to" Hoppc when Plcrson walked up behind him, reached over him and touched. Hoppc. on the shoulder. , Dishman quoted Pierson ns telling', Hoppc, "I .have that for you •now." : ' Then. Dishman testified, he saw Flfjcsoir.V right, hand conic up and Hoppe grabbed Picrson's nrm with both of .his hands. Almost immediately, Dishman'said, he heard two shots and a little Inter two more shots. The witness salrl '"• v '"s stancl- (Sc« PIcrKon—I'unu Two) Latest Norther's 'Bark' Is Worse Than Its 'Bite' Expected ' below-freezing temperatures failed to appear Monday night in the Bnytown area, but winter's latest visit was not without a sting. A low of 34 was registered here Monday night, compared to a'pre- dicted 27. But it appeared that an expected warm-up Tuesday afternoon will be delayed by continuing cold and rain. Instead of n. freeze, a llgl't frost covered open ureas hero Tuesday morning. Weathermen explained that a change in wind direction .inci an unexpected bank of clouds took the ice out of the new cold front. It also saved the Rio Grande valley from a forecasted freeze Hint would have bndly ilunifjaetl winter vegetables n.nd citrus fruits. Cold air continued to feed into Texas Tuesday, but warm southwesterly winds were overrunning the cold air, giving the slate a blanket of cloudiness which increased and thickened rapidly. The maximum in Baytown Monday was 48. It was 37 at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. M. s. ciuim Pit. WALTER 1'AKK COUNTY AGENT DAN CLINTON FOOD FOR CHILDREN—A slntcuidc dedication oiofcram for the Chiislmn Uuinl Oveiseus Prniriam uoiktvs. will lie held in tlic "YiMCA at Houston Tuesday nitflit. Bmtoniaiis, duiinir n ii'Ciiiil solicitation campaign, eonliibulcil about S83IIO to the fund, which will help feed JOtl stun ing Korean childien. Here, Oiruli, eliniinmit of tin) campaign in Ua.Uonn, bauds the llrst chock of S.t,i'4(l.7U, to Pr. 1'arr, regional diiectoi. Clinton %^ns aetiVc In the Iliiriis county luiiiipuign. CIO President Brands Ike Plan 'Anti-labor' :WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 —XJP— Republican .supporters of'-the.'TafU Hartley- '-'law disagreed Tuesday with opponents' churncs that President Eisenhower's proposal that the 'government start conducting strike voles was anti-labor. ; .They said \tlic plan anything 'but anti-labor because it actually gives rank-and-l'ile union members a KTcaler voice in critical decisions affecting their paychecks. Democratic critics o.r Tart-Hartley rctor'.efi, however, that the proposal would create a new obstacle to good faith bargaining during walkouts. And CIO President Walter P. Rcuther, branded it "anli- labor." The controversy came In the wake of Mr. Eisenhower's nics.wgc to Congress on this administration's recommendations for amending the Tuft-Hartley act. He sent the M-poinl program to the Capitol Monday and Glmlrmnn II. Alexnn- der Smith (K-N..T.) immediately introduced a bill to. carry it out. Republican confircssmen generally • npplauded 'the program , while iiorllicrn Democrals were critical. Rcuther and President John U Lewis of the United Mine Workers roundly.", condemned 't for failing to're'movp the "anti-labor" character at the Taft-Uartlcy law. Although .lhe AFL withheld immediate coinment, the head of its building and construction trades department said the rccommenda-, tiohr, --dealInj;-.with the'ConKtruction' 1 industry were "well-intentioned" biit''"mcnnini*1oss. But of all the points .in the President's program, it was the surprise plan tor ffovernmenl- xponsonxl strike voles that drew the most attention. Smith's bill provided for a vote, under National Labor .Relations Board supervision, "after" t li e strike was under way. Sen. Barrv M. Goldwatcr 'H- Aviz.), a labor committee member, said it Is obvious now that individual employes have "little to say in the calling of strikes.'' -But Sen. Jamos B. Murray (D-Morit), senior Democrat on the committee, • said the election would interfere with collective bargaining during a .strike. And Sen. Lister Hill <D- A'ln.K' nnolhijr committee member, said "it looks anti-union." Plans For Crusade Month Drafted By Cancer Group Preliminary plans for Crusndc month, nr.nual event .""onHnrnrt by (.lie American Cancer Society, were drafted Monday night by members of the Baytown Chapter of the society. Need for Individual assistance in preparing handiiKuH for cancer pnlicnts .wan expressed by Mrs. Hugh Kchols at the monthly report Jni.-etintf. Persons wishing to aid- in this, work may call Mrs. Kchols- or Mrs. Marry Harlmmi. Highlands citizens also may aid in Cancer Society work by contributing old sheets or other clean white nviterial which can be used Eastern Seaboard Digs Out After Blhiard Each Inch Of 15-Inch Snowfall To Cost $100,000 NEW YORK, Jan. 12 —UP-A second snowstorm threatening the mid-Atlantic Seaboard blew out to sea off Virginia Tuesday and left eastern cities to dig out of the heaviest snowfall in five years. As the first snow storm, which began Sunday, dissipated early Tucsc-av morning, the weatherman said the coastal states would see biting winds snd sub-freezing temperatures during the day. Authorities blamed the snow storm for at least 47 deaths from Maine to the Carolines. The layer of snow, up to 15 inches deep in some areas, posed a costly removal oroblcm in major eastern population centers. The expense of scooping snow off the strceits in New York alone was e^Hmaicd at SIOO.OOO for each inch of snow—almost SI million. New England and the Middle Sudden Death Takes Daniel V. Ott, 63 Daniel Vcstine Ott, 63. of 209 Cedar'Bayou Road, died suddenly at 7 p.m. Monday at his home. Ott, a retired employe of the Cascade Refining Co. of Longview, had lived here for four years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Molly Frances Ott; a son, D. V. Ott Jr. of Baytown; three daughters, Mrs. Eva. Ncwcomb of Marshall, Mrs. Essie Graves of Channelview and Mrs. Leda Dorothy Finn of Sa'ierr,, 111., and seven grandchildren. • Other survivors include three brothers, Rube Ott of Cleveland, Tex., and Jess and Otis Burton of Fort Worth; and four sisters, Mrs. Mae Conway of Gustine, Tex., Mrs, Ossie • Arlington of Lining. Mrs. Sudie Rogers of Coleman and Mrs. Florence Miller of Dublin, Tex. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Earthman Chapel, with the Rev. H. T. Mc- CanLs. pastor of the Stewart Heights Nazareno church, officiating. Members of the church will be pallbearers. Burial will b« in Rosewood cemetery at Humble, under direction of Earthman .Funeral Homo. Atlantic states were hardest hit by the storm. Elsewhere cast of the Rockies temperatures were low and winds were strong but snow was confined mostly to flurries. In Washington. D.C., seven deaths were counted as a result of the store, including five cases of heart failure jrom over exertion. Public schools in the nation's capital were closed Mondav as the snow reached depths ranging UD to seven inches. Philadelphia was buried under 10 inches of snow and the city joined the local transit company in hiring extra crews to clear the streets. At least 13 persons died in Pennsylvania, including four cases of heart attacks brought on by srrow- siioveling. The storm brought snow flurries a s far S9uth as Georgia and Tennessee. Rough squalls were whipped uo over the Gulf of Mexico and three planes o.f a 143-plane mass air flight of the Florida Air Association were missina on a trip from Havana to Florida. The snowfall in New York city measured 9.6 inches at midnight and tho fire department ordered 1J.OOO men on 24-hour duly unlil high drifts blocking sidewalks and burying hydrants could be cleared. THOSE GOLDSMITHS IN LONDON'—Smilinir as they step from a train in London, honeymooning James fJoldsmitJi and his Bolivian tin heirps* bride, the former Maria Isabella Palino. po»" for photos- raphers but refuse to say whether they have reconciled with the paent* of the bride. Teen-ni?ed Maria's father, nolivian multi-millionaire Anlcnor I'atioo, first oppose.d, then permitted th* wedding. (International) for making bandages, reported Mrs. F. P. Noland of Unit city. Highland* volunteers rolled MO dozen bandages during HIS?., she nald. 'Mrs. C. .1. Balloy. Sr.. was elected chairman of the education committee of the society find Mrs. CharlcH S. Cater was named cochairman. Miii.s Km ma Lou King of the Harris County executive staff pre- sonted Mrs. Frnncl.i A. Lewis, newest member of the organisa- tion. Hugh Stewart presided Monday night in the absence of Dr. George Bruce. Also attending the meeting wore Mrs. C. A. Forlner of Highlands, Mrs. Glenn Barber. Mrs. Waiter B. Killough, Mrs. Harry C. Stcfani and At Melinger. members of the Baytown committee. Stil! No Report On Bcney Suspect Deputy Sheriff M. M. Brown Tuesday morning still hadn't returned from E) where lu- 5:^- gonc to pick up a youth thought to be Billy Bont-y, wanted for the armcci robbery of the Western Union office here. The youth was arrested in El Paso late Sunday after Baytown police bad received a tip that Boney was in the border city. El Paso Detective Lt. C. C. Key said the prisoner save his name as Elmer Jack Bonney but that he bt-lieved the youth is Boney. But as yot therr has beer, ;;o c.f- ficial confirmation here. Brown is expected back late Tuesday. Ho was accompanied by George Nichols, juvenile officer for the sheriff's department. Senate GOP Leaders Call Policy Huddle .WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 —UP— Congressional lezidprs really began whipping their legislative schedule into shape Tuesday after getting President Eisenhower's controversial /aim and labor recommendations Senate Republicans called a meeting o f their policy committee to discuss strategy and, it was -predicted, to approve a"proposal assuring GOP control'of*all Sen- , ate committees. The lull Senate hoped to get started on its legislative work by , opening debate on a bill to boost the national cotton, acreage allotment by alxnii 3 million acres. When that is cleaied away. Senate GOP lender William F, Knowland said he plans to call tin the St. Law-renco seaway bill and the controversial Brickcr amendment to limit tile PteMdent's treaty nuking powers. Thn House was in recess Tuesday but behind-the-scenes leaders of both parlies were busy organizing for the long legislative grind. Other developments: ' TAFT - HARTLEY Republican supporter;, of the Tuft - Hartley law havn gone to bat for Mr, Eisenhower's contro- veisial proposal that the government start conducting strike votes. They contended it would give lank- anrl-file union numbers; a greater voice in crucial decisions affecting their paychecks but some Democrats said it would intorfeio with "good faith" bargaining during strikes. Union leaders called it "anil - labor." . FARM In the .face of stout opposition . from Democratic 'and .Republican champions of high level price supports, administration forces are going all out to put over the President's new 'flexible" .farm price plan. The proposal for "sliding scak 1 ' 1 supports drew powerful support in and out of congress. SEAWAY Sen, ,7. Glenn. Beall (R-Md.). foe of the St. Lawrence seaway bill, said a group of steel companies is backing the project in order to get the government to 'subsidize" their transportation costs. 4 He also suld the seaway, which would permit odenn-goil)£>'vessels to roach Great Lakes ports; would be a "de- fensc liability." HEMTIf Dr. Paul B. Magmison, who headed .former President'Truman's commission on the nation's health, called for federal' legislation to set up national standards for private medical insurance plans and to "outlaw thu fine print'which many chiselors put into present-day policies," He told lh e 'House Interstate Commercfi committee such a law would bo a "shot-in-the-arm" to expansion of medical insurance coverage, 'Indian' Girl Is Longing For Texas FlTCHBURG, Mass.. 'Jan. 12— UP—Million dollar babies aren't the only thing you find .in the fivc- tiiid-tcn-ceni store. "White Indians," too • • Yalamuiankastiusnimutson,. or Kirn, as she prefers to be called, was discovered Tuesday working in a dime store here. She explained (hat she's earning money to finance her triumphant return to Texas—on horseback. "I'll be leaving here May 9, my 18th birthday," said the gray-eyed brunette. "I'll follow Route 11 to Meridian, Miss., then route 80 to Fort Worth. Shouldn't take me more than three months. It was "car Fort Worth that Kim was .found living in the woods 16 months ago. She convinced some people she had left a wandering tribe of "white Indians" near the Yukon and made her way south. But a device of paleface civilization betrayed her. An alert sheriff discovered her real name — Yvonne Hanks—on her brassiere. Police records showed that she was listed as » runaway. Her father, Richard Hanks, who runs a tavern here, went to Texas and brought her home. However, a taste of Texas was ,-tll Kim needed. She loves the wide open spaces and is determined to go back there to live, on a ranch. QUICKIES . . By Ken Reynold* ". . . so nhend, pUiff H in—Th» f»un Want Ail doesn't say «ny- nbout it being loaded"

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