The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 14, 1954 · Page 1
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v"-'- : z> "• • iWtwwl" .Coder Friday BAl'SHORE WEATHER — Cloudy to ^'partly cloudy with scattered showers. Low , of" 57 Thursday jiight. Cooler Friday. Fresh to strong southeasterly winds. • •••IHB, ^J^fm ™ t'l.v^l* 5 GIVES FULL COVERAGE pF .^ HOMETOWN NEWS /OL. 34, NO. 190 BAYTOWN, TEXAS '•* LOCAL Thursday,'January 14, 1954 TODAY'S NEWS TODAY HOURS — i— . - , _i--- .— • • — • j—— - —j^ * ,/ '-7 TELEPHONE; titt? Fiv* Ginfe Ps^Cs^i * PIERSO STILL Ready To Fight Over Taft-Hartley Changes- India To Refurn PV/s To Captors UN Command WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF- Lehman Murray -McConnell Smith President Eisenhower's proposals for changing the Taft-Hartley labor law have started a major battle in Congress. Senate labor committee chairman H. Alexander Smith (R), New Jersej-, and House labor chairman Samuel K. McConnell, Jr. (B), Pennsylvania, said they would try to avoid public hearings on the recommendations. But two influential Democrats, Senators Tames E. Murraj, Montana, and Herbert H. Lehman, New York, both labor committee-men, declared there must be hearings. (International) On Capitol Hill- No T-H Law Changes* Bj LYLE C. WILSON WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 —Up- Some modest bet s are being made around tdvn that Congress will not tinker with the Taft - Hartley act at this session and that election year farm'legislation will'con- tinue high price supports. What Congress actually accomplishes in the farm and labor areas probably- will depend very largely on' President Eisenhower. There is likely to be a showdown before adjournment between the political W. R. Horn, 53, Loses 6-Month Leukemia Fight power of Mr. Eisenhower's personal popularity and the natural desire of many members of Congress , to postpone trouble until next -.year. The word from the grass roots is that Mr. Eisenhower is considerably more popular than his part}-, that even many normally Pemo- cratic'voters who.will vote for congressmen of their own party in November maintain a high regard for the President. To get. what he wants. in .farm and labor legislation this year, Mr. Eisenhower will have to put on Congress all the pressure his popularity and patronage can command In his first n"ew s conference after placing the labor and 'farm issues .before Congress .there was nothing to indicate that the President intended to get rough and tough if necessary to gain his ends. On the contrary, he was most .considerate of Congress and its (See T-H Law—Paje Two) Ike Asks Expansion Of Social Security • A six months' battle with leukemia" proved fatal, Thursday for Walter Rudolf Horn, 53-year-old brickmason at the Baytown Refinery.' ' • " '• " : ;•-' •'•-- !: Horn died at John Sealy hospital , in'Galvcston at 12:10 a.m, Thursday. ' • • - : ' . .:'. Originally from Boras, .La., Horn moved to Baytown in 1920. He had 32 years service with Humble Oil and Refining Co- His'home was at 215 Woostcr. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruby Ashley Horn; two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Disbrow of Baytown and Mrs. James Bryant of Houston; his mother, Mrs. Annie K. Horn of Baytown; and four grandchildren. Also surviving arc two brothers, George Horn of Baytown and Arthur Horn of Corpus Christi; and four sisters, Miss Mabel Horn of Baytown, Mrs. John Taylor of Baytown, • Mrs,, M. D. Collins of Almeda, Tex., and Mrs- J. p. McClure of Houston. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Paul U. Lee funeral home with the Rev. John H. Ostecn of Central Baptist, church and the Rev. Fletcher Erwin of Wooster Baptist church ' officiating.. Burial will be in San Jacinto Memorial Park cemetery. Pallbearers will be W. B. Kcy- ser, H. H. Haralson, W. B. Montgomery, L. A. Bergeron, R. B. Bergeron and D. F. Whatlcy. Sun Spots Laymen To Meet MEMBERS OF THE East Harris Council of Christian Laymen will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mormon church on North pructt. At least two representatives from each church represented on the council are asked to be on hand- Texas Banquet PLANS for an Independence Day March 2 banquet of University of Texas ex-students will be drafted At 7:30 p.m. Thursday a* a mect- fngr in the directors' room of Harris County Federal Building and Loan Association. All Texas E.vcs are invited to attend the organizational meeting. Around Town MARSE Harper chides a reporter for mising a meeting . . . Milton Kelley buys some expensive "advertising" . . . Taylor Gerber gets some laughs with a record of a hillbilly describing a football game. Edgar Nicholson gats kidded about being an unsuccessful fisherman . . . Bill Stricklcr gets accused of rehearsing a prayer. antT Dr. Lyman Grossman gives out with a sonorous "Amen!" . . . Judg:e'Joe Reid can wait for the paper, but calls up for the latest news'. . . Bathrobe-clad W. A. Read plays host to an early-morning: visitor. W. B. McNulty and Alton elated over their yard-leveling job out on Cro'w road 1 .. . Mrs. J. B. Clements gets 'a mixed-up phone call . . . Martha Lee Hodges goes dancing in Houston with a TEXAS man. ' ' .'WASHINGTON, : Jan. 14 .-.UP— President :Eisenho\ver~aSked Congress; Thursday." to' increase • the benefits and expand the coverage . of the Social Security program. ""• In a special message to the House and Senate, 'Mr: Eisenhower, recommended that coverage under the old age and survivors insurance program be extended .to .an .additional 10 million persons ' particu- arly self - employed farmers and professional people such as doctors, lawyers and- architects. The present program covers'nearly-70 million persons and their families. Mr. Eisenhower also proposed that,the Social Security tax base be increased from annual earnings of $3,600 to 54,200 to finance increased benefits. At present the employe and employer each pay a 2 per cent Social Security tax on the first S3600 of earnings — or a maximum of $72 a year. Under Mr. Eisenhower's proposal, the maximum would be S84 a year. Tlie maximum old age benefit . to , an individual is now $85 a month. The President said this is "too low" to combat destitution. He recommended that benefits now being paid to retired workers be increased on the basis of a new formula to b e submitted-to Congress by Mrs. Oveta Gulp. Hobby, the secretary of health, education and welfare. Mr. Eisenhower said both minimum and maximum benefits for present and future retired- workers should be raised to "strengthen the foundation" of the Social Security program and enable its participants to "build their own security." Other proposals in the Presidents seven-point program for improving the Social Security structure included a plan to permit retired \yorkers to earn more money on their own without suffering loss of their old age benefits, a provision to liberalize the basis for computing a worker's averagl: earnings during'the'period in which he is covered by old age insurance, add. ed. protection for disabled workers and the development of a new formula for federal sharing in. state public assistance programs to provide higher federal, allotments to states which, because of low resources, must make low assistance payments. While House YisifedBy' 'Sf. Peter' WASHINGTON, Jan. 14'—IIP) — St. Peter showed up at the White House the other night. It >vns the evening of President Eisenhower's radio and television report to the nation just before the opening of Congress. • An unassuming: fellow cam« to the front gate, said his nume was St. Peter and .he wan there for the; chief executive's broadcast. The White House police who arc a surprise-proof bunch of guys checked with the powers inside the executive offices. Police were told, "send that man right in." The man was LioncISl. Peter, an engineer for the American Broadcast! n/Er Company. St. Peter has long since become hardened to gajrs about his name. Bryson Rash, ABC commentator, told tlie President about the developments at the front gate. The President said by all means, have the engineer come in rijfht away. Furthermore, the President suggested to Rash that he explore the possibility of working out some sort of reciprocal agreement with St. Peter. Expected To Reject Idea By JAMES MOKHISSEY PANMUNJOM. Jan. 14 —UP— India announced Thursday she will return more than 22,000 unrepa- tnated war prisoners to their cap- tois next Wednesday, three days ahead of then scheduled release. Lt. Gen. K S Thimayya, chairman of th e Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission, informed the United Nations and Communist commands the men will be sent back as prisoners and it \«11 be illegal for either side to free the men. Reliable infoimants said the UN command will reject tho Indian claims" and 'ship 14,000 -anti-Communist Chinese to Formosa and 8,000 anti-Red North Koreans to South Korean aieas for rehabilitation. Communist China's Peiping radio had unleashed blasts at any kind, of prisoner release, demanding that the. captives. be .held until' 82 more days of ''explanations" are concluded. Thimayya, who previously had favored releasing the men as civilians' On Jan. 23 in accordance with the armistice terms, said he acted without consulting other members of his commission a,fter the decision had been made, ,by Prime. Minister Jawaharlal's government at New Delhi. ' -"I, as chairman and . executive agent ,of the commission and having the custody of. the prisoners of war have come to the conclusion that the,only correct 1 and lawful. and peaceful; course 1 open'-is to're- store;, the. prisoners to the custody of the former and • respective detaining side immediately -prior to Jan. 23, 1954,." Thimayya's letter said. , ••'' • Thimayya said tho '• prisoners would begin leaving their compounds at 9 a.m. Jan. 20. Gen. John E. Hull, supremo United Nations commander in the Far East, said the United Nations was prepared to receive its prisoners and would send them on their way to freedom within 48 hours. No official word was received immediately on what the Hods plan to do with the 348 prisoners who elected to stay with the Communists, including 21 Americans and a British Marine. VIENNA, Jan. 14— (U'l— A U.S Air Force icscue expert took chaige Thursday of American relief o/foits in the south ccntial European area where avalanches this week have claimed a reported 257 victims. BERLIN. Jan. 1J— fli-)_Thc West broke off tnlks on n s,ile for tlie Big Four foreign ministers conference "Thursday and said only a miracle could bring the statesmen together on Jun. "5. NEW YORK, Jan 11— lift— The Civil Aeronautics Administration began an investigation Thursday to decide if ladio-tclevision star Arthur Godfrey should be "disciplined" foi piloting his personal plane in a hair-raising sweep over the control toxvei at Tcterboro N. J , airport COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. K— (in— Jay Taylor of Amnrillo. Tex., self-made millionaire banker, rancher ami oil mnn, w»s elected nresiiient of the American National Cattlemen's Association Thuis- day. TUCUMCARI, N II., Jan 14— an—Oklahoma officers obtained a hold ordei on a young Korean war veteran awaiting murdci liial hero and said thev plan to question him Thursday about three unsolved murders in Oklahoma. Agent Sid Wilson of tho Oklahoma Crime Bui can and Deputy Sheriff A ^ Baiger of Pawhuska, Okla. said they want to ask Milton Carl Justus, 24, about the slaying of a couple in their parked car at PawusUa last August and about the fatal beating of a Pawhuska man last month. GALVESTON, Jan. M— flpj—A threatened sfHIto Unit would havn para!} zed shipping at Texas ports wus averted Wcdiii-sdny iimht when members, of the clerks ami checkers loeal of tin- InturmUionuI Longshoremen's Association ratified mi i.grct-niunl with maritime CHILDKTSX KNOW—Police of Baltimore do not know who shol Woodrow Wtl&on Kobbins, 3li (above), as lie sat in his car ]>:i!.'Ued "I « curb, but throe children saw the murderer gut out of the cur, puil his coul collar up around his fnce and \\nllc nutty. The gunnum ran and diSii'jipeiir- i-il in tho diiiltncss when one of the children .shouted, "I saw jou do H." Kobbiiib died in Union j>l<>moiml iKtejiital from three bullets in his bnuu (Iiitcrtmtiouni) Kern Put On La Porte Speakers School Patrons Oi/'ec/ To Assembly Talk By, JOHNELLA BOl'NTON Future speakers on La Porte school assembly programs will be required to submit briefs of their talks before delivering them. The briefs must be approved by Supt. James H. Baker before the talks arc given. 'The restriction. was put' on speakers Tuesday night by tho .La Porte school board at. its regular monthly mooting- after several school district patrons questioned material used in a recent assembly speech. Tiic patrons appeared before the board and objected to u portion of a talk given by W. J. Wimpcr, director of religious life among students at Baylor University and a former pastor of the First Baptist church at Dayton. The womun questioned Wimpce's remarks about.drinking. They bo- licved, from reports that -had been given them by their children, that Wirttpce 'had trespassed upon the legal principle of separation of church and state by advocating abstinence Supt Baker said Thursday that Winipcc's -talk was similar, to the "ordinary, talk" heard in churches and schools. He said,'the school board's action iwns taken after a discussion. wtih the women, who were visitors at the meeting. Mrs. L. L Wcstovcr explained that "it is difficult foi public ser- .vants to take a stand on .-something Jiko this unless they receive the backing of the public." Other visitors--.woro ' Afrs./J. 'B. (See La Porte—-Page Two) $2 Mff/iofi Bond Election Set for Deer Park Schools Warmup Brings Sftowers — Skies were still gray Thursday, but residents of the Baylown nrcu had finally shod .heavy overcoats.. Tho predicted warming-up started Wednesday afternoon, anrf temperatures went down only to 51 Wednesday night. Showers brought .18 inch of rainfall to the area. A low of 57 is predicted for Thursday night Maximum Wednesday was 68, and it was 87 at 10 a.m. Thursday. Weathermen said that it will continue to rain Thursday and Friday. A cold 1 front which will move into the Panhandle Friday may drop temperatures again over the weekend. Forecasters said the new cold front will move Into the Panhandle Friday and may move across the rest of the state Friday night and Saturday. It's not expected to bring any more rain or snow, but it will drop temperatures even below Thursday's chilly levels. Fortunately, temperature's were above freezing over most or the state Thursday—particularly in the areas where drizzle was falling— so the rash of traffic accidents on ice slick highways that occurred Wednesday wasn't repeated. In. fact, forecasters said, a good deal of t.hc state warmed up during tho night, • instead 1 of cooling off as it usually (iocs. Douglas Heads Water Board Wboster Aslcs Phone Sub-Station W. M, Douglas has been rc-clcct- ed president of the Harris County Fresh Water Supply District No. New Tank Truck To Be Ready Soon A new auxiliary tank truck for the Baytown fire department will be. ready to go into service within a few days, Fire Chief A. H. Lintelman said Thursday. The truck is already on hand, but tests revealed two leaks in the water pump casting, and a new one had to be ordered. The 980-gallon tank truck is especially useful in fighting grass fires and other small fires- Its hose and pumping equipment can be unlimbcred more quickly than standard fire equipment. Three similar tank trucks are already in operation here. 8 board of supervisors at Woostcr. Douglas was rc-ciectcd at the first meeting of the new board of supervisors Tuesday night. John M. D. Hcald has been re- clcctcd secretary of the board. It was the board's first meeting since the Jan. 5 clcctiorTat which all were cither elected or rc-clcct- ed- Nelson D. Longncckcr was sworn is as tax assessor-collector, and then he administered the oath to the supervisors. F. M. Orr and LeRoy Wilkie were.named as a committee to ask General Telephone Co. of the Southwest to put a telephone substation at the Woostcr water office. The sub-station would make it convenient for residents of the area to pay bills. . Wooster area residents may now buy their poll taxes at the'water office. F. R. Rogers is the fifth member of the board. Robert E. Miller's Father Dies in Houston A. Tt Miller, 65-year-old father to be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the of Robert E.. Miller of Highlands, Heights Funeral home, was to be buried Thursday in In addition to the son Robert in Houston- Highlands, he is also survived by Miller died suddenly Tuesday at his widow, two other sons and two his home in Houston. Services were daughters. .The Doer Park school district will attempt Saturday to pass a .$2 million bond issue lo be used in meeting the needs of an area that is growing like tho legendary beanstalk. The proposed issue, if approved, would take care of the district's building needs for the next thm; ycara, at tlie present rate of growth, Supt. Clyde Abshicr says, The bonds arc expected to raise taxes "only a few cents.",Abshle'r said. Rapidly Increasing valuations in the district arc expected to take Seven Judges On Killer's Revenge List WARREN, Pa., JUK. 11 — HP)— An electrician who pumped two filial bullets into n judge during a court session anil Ihcn .shot himself mny have planned lo kill seven Superior'Court judges, it was revealed Thursday. A suspected "rfiveiigi; list" wns investigated us dm slayer, JVormiui iVIoou, 20, J«y critically wounded with n si'lf-inflectod liullftl, wotiml jit f,h« ncclf. lie turned his .•tS-cjilihcr pistol on himself a( (lie cud of .a- lo-niil<! olianc, by slate, police Wednesday after hi! shot .Tmlf;<> Allison 1). Wmli-, 51, in tlni lul- tcr's courtroom mid flwl. Deputy Superior Court I'rotho- notary Helen Steel s:iid in Pittsburgh that Moon came to her Jan. 4 nnd demanded the names and mldn;se.s of seven Superior Court judges who refused hi.s appeals from a wife support payment order issued liv Judge Wade. The judge ordered Moon, in 1952, lo pay his estranged wife, Janet, S30 a week for support on ground!* he had her. Judge, Wade, prepared lo sentence, Mooiv for failure (o observe lite, order when Hie shooting occurred. cure of most of the increased expense. : Voters' will cost ballots at two polling- pjncc.9 in the election. One box will be at .Lynchburgh elementary school and the other at Doer Pnrk high, school. Mrs. C. N. Yolland is, presiding judge at Lyncliburg, with G. H. Ferguson and Shopperd Gibson, clerka. G. L. Stewart will servo fin election judge at Deer Park with B. F. McLean and George W. Couiiins as clerks. " • An estimated 500 people arc qualified to vote in the election. Any resident of the : district who owns property in the district and has rendered it for taxation, is qualified to vote, provided he has paid liis Uiat year's 1 poll tux. Enrollment in the, district in- crcasL'd about ,18 per cent this year, Abshicr said. Average daily attendance last year was 621, while it is Kfil this yi:ar. A 17-room elementary building now being constructed at Doep- wiiter will relieve the present crowded condition only temporarily, school board members feel. The building is being constructed under ;i SI million bond issue passed in 1951. on the agenda for construction undnr the proposed bond Issue is a new gymnasium and a junior hi!;li school, The junior high school is needed immediately to rdiirvi! Ihu situation at the present high school, Abshifr said. Prosi.'ntly, the high .school, which wan built for MO .student*, has 230 A largo increase is expected next year. Doer Park's present gymnasium was built in J93S nnd is <;on.sid- erod inadequate by .school authorities. Other building plans include an extension to Lynchburg elementary school, an increase in the stadium capacity of tbo Deer Park football Htndium, a new cafeteria, ;t school Mdmirilntration office and and industrial arts building to supple-incut present facilities. . School board members feel that an anticipated valuation of $7) million this year, in the district will take tare of much of the expense in retiring the bond issue. Present Valuation'Is $67,600,000. Infant Needing Blood Dies 'God's Will, 1 Say Young Parents AFRICAN' PRINCE WEDS FINNISH BRIDE—Princn Ankrah, son anil heir of Chief Xiikpakpo Off of (he Otohnbruw tribal stain of the African gold coast, cuts wedding cakp. wilh the former Sinnit(« Toivonen, I", his Finnish hriflf, in London. The prince went lo (ximlon as an nrt stiidon!, met her while vacationing in Finland. (international) CHICAGO, Jan. 14 —UP—A ninc- day-old baby died early Thursday only hours before a court test on whether his young parents could refuse to allow a iifc-giving blood transfusion on religious grounds. "ft was God's will." said the 20- year-old Thomas Grzyb, the baby's father. "I would not have the child come back to life if it was against God's will." "We want more children," he said at his home early Thursday, as his wife sobbed hysterically. "But if such a thing happens again and the child dies that will be God's way, too. I will,not interfere with God's will. "If I srn called a murderer," the father said, "that is God's \vill." A doctor who stood'by-helplessly while the child weakened and died said "I almost got down on my knees and begged' 1 the parents to give in. Grr.yb and his 18-year-old wife. Barbara, are Jehovah's Witnesses. Tlie sect believes blood transfusions viola'.-:; a Biblical prohibition' on taking blood as food. A court hearing on a, motion to make the child a court ward had bson scheduled at 9:30 a.m. The baby, Thomas Jr., died at 12:30 a.m. Doctors could not say whether a transfusion would have saved his life. The child was in a state of shock from an abdominal operation Tuesday. But Dr. Isadore Lerner, who stood a death watch at the hospital hoping the parents would change their minds, said a blood transfusion would have been of "immeasurable" value. Judge King Denies Move For Mistrial By ROSALIE MYERS -» Clyde Picrsbn's long, grim wait *continued Thursday. ^ J * •The jury in his-murder trial was ,» still out at noon Thursday after i" 11 hours of deliberation. '*• The jury at 3J> a.m. Thursday** sent a note to the judge .saying;,' 1 they were "hopelessly deadlocked " 'But Judge Langrston King told*" them to continue their delibera- ; Uons and overruled a motion foy'i the defense for a mistrial. t Pierson is charged with the pis- ' I tol slaymgr .of gambler George Hoppe in Hoppe's Old Main tav-_, ern, the Club 25, on the jiigbt at >* Nov. 25, 1952. 1 _The trial js being held Jn Judge '' Langslon King's district cotirt in t Houston, The juiy went out at ' 10:55 a.m Wednesday end was -• .finally locked 1 up at 5 pm. after,, failing to reach a verdict in seven * hours. '* Deliberation began again at 8 * am. Thursday. * At one time, it was rumored i? around the-courtroom that a ma- ( jority o£ the jurors were for acquittal. Ptcrson was in the courtroom sweating,,., put... the/,, decision. He * looked as if he were feeling bet- * tcr Thursday morning than he dicf * Wednesday when he appeared ncr- • vous and ill. ' , Piorjjon, a slight, 116-pound + man, said he shot Hoppe when ^ Hoppo 'whirled on him after Pier- *• son had gone to Hoppe's Club 25 " to pay $1.000 of a $1,200 gambling- •* debt. He said his gun went off during a scuffle and that he had carried , the pibtol because Hoppo threat- died bis life. "Why did he go there himself •* it he was afraid of Hoppe?" As- " slslant District Attorney W. H. « Tcnison Jr., asked 1 in arguments '. Wednesday. "Why didn't he send ; the money. **' ' during the trial said' Hoppc'hao" made threats against Pierson's life be- -. cause ho thought" 1 'Pierson had 1 *; caused officers to '' raid Hoppe's House of Blue Lights Club. Burglars Enter Huggins Lumber Co.-Get $12 'Burglars brolte into Joe Hug- '" gins 'Lumber Co. at 31U Market Wednesday night, and rummaged through desk drawers in the company's office. But they got only $12.22 for their trouble. ', The break-in was discovered 1 . \ this morning when employes of - Uic firm reported for work. The burglars apparently entered tho property by means of a loose board in • the high fence which bor- j dors on the Bay theater parking J lot. They entered the building by * breaking a window in the back. *• Police Chief H. E. McKcc and " Patrolman W. C. • Turner. investi- •;gated. They said no other property ',. damage or loss was'reported, arid _; the safe in the office was un- * touched. • • v Even if the burglars had opened "* the safe it wouldn't have been I worth the trouble, L. H. Matthews, ; manager of the firm, pointed out- " "It ccntaincd' or.'.y a • f««'.-.- ;"neck" " and about $100 In change for'the • cash register," he explained. "We makt; a bank deposit every day, '\ and never keep largo amounts of.. » money on hand here." " Oil Wells : On Agenda ; Another oil well permit request ~ has been added to the agenda for •* tho City Council meeting at 7:30 ," p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Ths newest oil project is on tho i R, B. Warnc property south of " West Main where it intersects with r" Highway 146. C. .7. Brown is the % operator. ' 4* This is only about a block from ''• the. site of another, welt for which '" Brown has asked a permit .The r ; other well will be drilled on the * Harbor three-acre tract south of Highway W6. .! ; QUICKIES , . By Ken Reynolds ' ".. , they'll think they've been using'Sun Want Adu

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