The Paris News from Paris, Texas on October 5, 1960 · Page 1
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91st YEAR, NO. 79 S/NC5 JAN. I I960, /N UAUft COUNTY Traffic Death* i 4 Traffic Injuries ,...« PARIS, TEXAS, 'WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 5, 1960 EIGHTEEN PAGES ESTABLISHED 1869 Australia Denounces Khrush s Hypocrite in UN Blast !1 AFTER 61 KILLED Investigators Eye Planes Wreckage BOSTON l/P) — Investigal or s ried by a representative oi' the in this airplane have not been cor- Warns New Nations Of Becoming Pawns RAMPAGING WATERS—This usually calm stream on the eastern outskirts of Paris between Paris Junior College and UARCO, Incorporated, flowed wildly out of its banks Wednesday morning following the 3.91 inch downpour that struck the city in the early morning. Similar waters were reported on other streams and even in some Paris streets during the early morning. (Paris News Staff Photo). WHERE IT RAINED! PARIS — 3.91 indies. COX FIELD — 5.75 inches. COOPER — 2.15 inches. AMBIA — 2.5 inches. HONEY GROVE — 1.91 inches. CLARKSV1LLE — 1.90 inches. ROXTON — 3.1 inches. PETTY — 2.5 inches. HUGO — 3.23 inches. DEPORT — 2^72 inches. ARTHUR CITY — 1.93 inches, NOBLE — 2.5 inches. Winch, Rain Hit Areas of State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Violent winds damaged trees, television antennae and sign boards at Breckenridge late Tuesday and heavy rains soaked much of Texas. Early Wednesday a wide band of showers dumped rail) on the eastern section of Ihe state as temperatures ranged from 48 degrees at Dnlhart to 80 at Palacios. Breckenridge police dispatcher Silas Clay discounted reports that a tornado hit Ihe city, about 100 miles west of Dallas. "I certainly would not call H a tornado," he said. About an inch and a halt of rain pelted Breckenridge during the heavy windstorm but there were no injuries reported. Clay said damage would not be heavy. A .storm packing high winds, hail and blinding rain struck the Chalk Mountain community 12 miles southwest of Glen Rose in Central Texas and heavy rain fell in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A school tni.s near Gorman but did not overturn. Parents took the youngsters home in private cars. None was 'iijured. Rainfall totals for the 24 hours ending at B p.m. Tuesday included Wichita Pails 1.20 inches. Mineral Wells .30, Sherman .29, Lubbock .31. Abilene .05. Austin .06, Fort Worth .01. Houston .04, Midland .08, Palncios .18, Chihlress .14 and HarJingcn .01. More Rains Soak Valley Red River Valley skies sprung a gigantic leak early Wednesday and soaked the Paris area with a pre-dawn deluge thai, measured from two to nearly six inches. For added effects, there was a brilliant electrical display and rolling ilitincler which bounced Paris folks out ot their beds shortly after 2:30 a.m. Paris escaped wind damage. But there was damage from a heavy blow in fhc Noble area and at neighboring Cooper in Delta County. The U. S. Weather Bureau station in Paris measured 3.91 inches for the 24-hour period, and all but .03 inches of it fell from 2:30 a.m. to 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. A total of 2,47 inches was measured from 2:45 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. at the height of the storm. Paris streets were flooded. The traffic was interrupted at . .several familiar overflow points on Paris thoroughfares: Some" streets were literal seas of water. The water was still high when dawn came, but dropped quickly. There appeared to be no severe damage from the rain in Paris. Cox Field, to the east, measured a total of. 5.75 inches i'or the 24-hour period. Most of it fell beefore dawn Wednesday. It was the heaviest rainfall recorded in the state. Tlie rainfall varied in the outlying areas, but everybody had some. Clarksville had 1.90 inches, Deport a total of 2.72 inches including .74 inches Tuesday afternoon, Arthur City 1.93 inches, Ambia 2.5 inches, Cooper 2.15 inches, Honey Grove 1.91 inches early Wednesday following .41 inches the previous afternoon, and Noble 2.5 inches. At Hu50, a total of 2.15 inches fell from 1:45 a.m. to 2:15 Sec TCAINS, Page 4 Col 1 probed the wreckage of a four"\ engine Eastern Airlines transport today as search continued for more victims of New England's worst air crash. Only 11 of the big airliner's 72 occupants survived- The plane plunged into a narrow harbor bay between Logan Airport and the town of Winthrop just after takeoff lost evening. The huge craft split in two and sank in comparatively shallow water. -Most of the passengers were trapped in their seats. Some of the dead floated to the surface like corks. There was a scene of horror in the setting sun as lifeless bodies str.ipped to seats drifted toward the muddy shore at low tide. Lighters lifted the broken plane parts to the surface today, and kindivers resumed the search for ossibly 10 more bodies. There were 51 bodies in the Boston mortuary, 48 ot which vere identified. All eleven survives, including the plane's two tewardesses, were in hospitals. ,lany were in critical condition. A mysterious "secret docu- rient" reported as missing was ound floating in debris in a port- oiio. Stale police said it was car- Air Force. It was turned over to (he Air Force Office of Special | Investigation. The Electra's plunge was the second crackup involving this type oi plane within three weeks and brought demands for an investigation. It also was the first fatal crash of a commercial plane at Ihe airport. As Ihe Civil Aeronautics Board ordered seven investigators to the scene, Rep. SLeven B. Derounian, R-N.Y., called for a congressional inquiry. Rep. Vance Hartke, D- Inci., calling for corrective action by Ihe Federal Aviation Agency, said "structural deficiencies found reeled.'' But Gen. E-R. Quesada, feder- I aviation administrator, said sketchy information available did not seem to show -any relation between Tuesday's crash and previous accidents involving Ele'ctras. The plane took off from Logan International Airport at 5:45 p.m. bound for Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C., Greenville, S.C., and Atlanta. It came down about 200 yards offshore. Among the 67 passengers were UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP> —Australia kicked off a blistering counterattack today against Premier Khrushchev, denouncing him as a hypocrite and appealing to newly independent nations to beware of becoming pawns in an international game. The counterattack came in a speech prepared for the U. N. General Assembly's policy debate by Australian Prime Minister Gordon Menzies, as the Assembly pondered a neutralist drive pressing President Eisenhower and the Soviet leader to meet again face-to-face. Prime Minister Nehru of India is attempting to apply all the persuasion of his powerful voice to rally Asian, African and other support behind the two-man summit proposal, despite the distaste 15 Marine Corps recruits en route f ° r JJ 10 ' dca expressed by both * ] t 11 » II O«.*4 .. ..,1 tU. ~ O_ to Pan-is Island, S.C. Ten of Ihem were among the known dead. At least three others were injured. Lamar County Budget Of $805,016 Adopted A budget calling for anticipated edness for Lamar County as of expenditures of $805,016.09 has July 1, I960, was $792.154.83, Bonds been approved and adopted for Lamar County for 1061 by t h e Commissioner's Court. The new and slimmer budget calls for $24,181,91 less than the 1960 budget of $829,190.00. Despite the cut, all the funds LS carrying children | exccpt Road and Bridge and Lat- skidded off U.S. 76 about tlle sa m c are about tlle sa as last year. A smaller amount of revenue by the county, making a smaller balance for cash on hand, was the big reason for the budget slice. The tax rale will remain the same at $1.30 per $100 assessed property value. Lamar County's fax rate has been the same since 105 1. Operations and bonded indebt- U.S. Revenue Surplus Cut WASHINGTON (AP) — The Eisenhower administration today held to ils claim that the business outlook is good despite a sharp cutback in anticipated revenues. The reduction, almost wholly in corporation income taxes, combined 'with a rise in government spending to slash from $4.2 billion to $1.1 billion the administration's estimate of the treasury surplus expected at the end of the current fiscal year. Budget Director Maurice H. Slans announced the revised estimate Tuesday. The government usually reviews Its budget figures after Congress adjourns, hut this year its report plopped into the middle of a presidential election campaign in which the present and future of Ihe nation's economy is nn issue. Vice President Richard M. Nixon, Ihe .Republican candidate, hat insisted it is healthy and progressing. Sen. John F, Kennedy, the Democratic contender, has rc- and interest payments on the 1961 budget lotal $122.239.83 of which SS5,888.54 is already on h a n d. Thus, bonds and maturities will require $56,351.2!). Expenditures anticipated for 19(H through the various funds are as follows. Figures were f u r- nished by L. C. Johnson, th e county auditor. Jury Fund, $13,230.40. Road and Bridge and Lateral Jload Funds, $294.531.98, the largest single item in the budget. The funds were separate last yeai but were grouped together for 1961. Road and Bridge Special Fund $3.252. Permanent Improvements fund $8,657. Bonds and Interest Fund, $122 239.83 (already listed*. Officer's Salary Fund, $146, 27G.19. General Counly Fund, $211, 828.69. The fiscal year for Lamar Coun ty runs from January J throng! December 31. PIE DEADLINE IJUMIUCI ill 11^ uuiiLvmiwi , iiu.» i •- m ^ ^.^ . —^ _ . _, j L I peatedly argued it's not growing I /Q/y/(jri / //V Saunders Perjury Conviction Nixed Court Winds Up Session Here Sixth District Court wound up ts session for the week with a lourish Tuesday, with little pun- shment being meted out. Garfield Mad in. a 6fl-year-old D aris Negro who admitted the pis- ] killing of Paul Williams last October, was given a five-year suspended sentence on a jury trial 'or murder without males. Curtis Smith was found guilty of assault with intent to murder \viih malice aforethought, and was given a two-year suspended sen- ence. Nolan Ray Pa'c was given a three-year suspended sentence following a plea yf guilty to a charge ot theft of corporeal personal property over the value ot $50. A yecond charge on the same count is still oo^n against Pate. The remainder of the cases en the docSPt were passed or reset. Cases against Jeflerson Davis and A. J. Lane for murder were passed for later s&Uin^s. Two burglary chorgea against Lonicme Womzck v/erc: reset for trial on November 28. Also, two charges of theft of corporeal persona, property over the value of $?0 were reset for November 28. A rape case a.purist Pete Lindsey, J! r , was passed for a later setting AUSTIN (AP)—The Court of' Criminal Appeals in a split decision reversed today the perjury conviction of J- Byron Saunders, former chairman ot the State Board of Insurance. Judge W. A. Morrison wrote the majority opinion in which Judge Lloyd Davidson concurred. Judge K. K. Woodley dissented. Saunders' conviction in Austin resulted from testimony the Ty- ler'lawyer gave before a legislative committee investigating the state insurance scandals in the mid-1950s. Saunders' lawyer, John Cofer, had challenged the authority of the legislative committee to investigate specific charges against an individual. The opinion could have far- reaching effect on legislative investigations, such as the extensive hearings into the conduct of State Insurance Commission affairs after a series of spectacular company colbpses- Saunders, former chairman of the insurance commission, had been sentenced to two years for lying to an investigating committee which was probing insurance scandals, particularly the defunct ICT insurance complex of Ben- Jack Cage. Gofer's contention was that the legislature could set up committees to study the need for insurance reform but that a witness who look a voluntary oath could not be convicted of perjury on a specific question. Thus is the first time a man has been convicted of perjury arising out of testimony before a legislative committee anywhere in the United Stales, Cofer told the court last June. Saunders was convicted out of testimony March 15, l!)57 to a House committee about an oil lease deal between Saunders and Cage. The stale labeled him ji man "caught With his hand in the cookie jar." the U. S- President and the Soviet premier. Britain's Prime Minister Macmillan, who had a 90-minute talk with Khrushchev Tuesday, is pic- lured as trying to prepare the way for a Big Four meeting in the spring, possibly in Geneva. Khrushchev is said to want one in .January or February, after Eisenhower is out of office. Menzies accused Khrushchev of attempting to inflame leaders of emerging independent African nations with worn-out slogans about imperialism and colonialism. iMcnzies, who saw President Eisenhower over the weekend, pictured the President as intent upon balking any Communist attempt to envelop the new African states in their own sphere of influence. "He (the President) said in effect, and I most respectfully agree," • said Menzies, "that we are not to look at •• our new colleagues as if they were voters to be collected or as pawns in a vast international game, but as independent, coequal and free." The Soviet Union has • appealed to former colonial areas with a proposal that the United Nations recommend immediate freedom to all dependent areas at once. Menzies commented tartly: "I venture to say it is an act of comp'ele hypocrisy for a Communist leader to denounce colonialism as if it were an evil characteristic of the Western powers, when the facts are that the greatest colonial power now existing is the Sos-iet Union itself." Menzies said he was shocked at evidence that there were those at the United Nations who "appear to believe that by threats of aggression, by violent propaganda, by actual conquest, if necessary, they will extend the sub-.: stance of their material wealth and the boundaries of, their economic influence." IN TENNESSEE Chemical Plant Blast Kills 11, Injures 60 fast enough. j Slnns said the economy is now operating at a high level. He anticipated a perhaps better than usual pickup in business for the last three months of Ihis year and said government and other economists arc expressing no alarm about (he first two quarters of next year. That would round out the fiscal yenr, which ends next June 30. "E might add," Stand said at a news conference, "that a continuation of this outlook depends on the right kind of public policy next year." For the 1960-61 fiscal year, the Budget Bureau gave Ihese new estimates: Paris Group Due Before CAB Hearing DALLAS (AP)— Dallas business lenders spoke up Tuesday for better airline service to some BO smaller Southwest cities at a Civil Aeronautics Board hearing. About 23 smaller cities are faced with the loss of trunk line air service. The CAB has recommended that local service airlines take over the routes now operated mostly by Continental Air Lines. Central, Trans-Texas and Frontier Air Lines are bidding for the NEWS' CONTEST, •>• c - Thompson Jr., president ' of the Southland Corp., said many KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A savage blast—which claimed 11 Jives and 'left at least 60 others injured ripped through a sprawling chemical plant here Tuesday and rocked this upper East Tennessee city of 26,000 people. Today officials of Ihe Tennessee Eastman Corp. began probing smouldering rubble of the smashed section of the 400-acre plant in an effort to determine the cause. The explosion occurred in the acid division of the analine processing section where dyes arc made. Officials said the building is operated by remote control'and normally no workmen are inside. Downtown Kingsport—a mile and a half from the plant—was shaken and shattered glass from store windows littered the streets. The blast was heard 20 miles away in Johnson City. "It happened just like that, no warning, didn't know what was happening," said Earl Whetsel, an Eastman pipefitter, "the blast, then glass and stuff flying around." Fire touched off by the explosion raged for about three hours before it was brought under control. New Satellite Proves to Be Good Messenger CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) —America's newest satellite —• a veritable chatterbox in the sky — whipped around the world today, paving the way for a space-ag* communications system' for U.S. military; forces- The 500-pound Courier'IB shot skyward Tuesday atop 'a Thor- Able-Star rocket. It is circling th« earth every 115 minutes-in an orbit ranging from 575 to 750-miles above the surface. As dramatic evidence of its success, the new space messenger was used within hours after launch to relay a teletype message of peace and good will from President Eisenhower to the United Nations. The message was sent from. Washington to Ft. Monmouth,: N.J., where it was beamed ., to Courier IB. The note then was" transmitted to another ground; station which relayed it by high-speed radio to New York. The President's message welcomed 16 new nations to the U.N. and expressed hope they would continue to witness such scientific advances as this new satellite. ; A taped congratulatory message from Secretary of the Army Wilbur M. Brucker also was relayed vin the 51-inch sphere. Brucker said Courier IB "repres e n t s a phenomenal advance in the field of communications." AS BUSINESS-WOMAN Mrs. Ben Smith Receives Award The (leadline is midnight tonight for entry in the Pic Division of The Paris News' annual Autumn Cook Book Contest. There's <\ $5 ciisli pri/.c for l.hc winner, with a clinncc tit the $10 grand pri/.e. And entries will bo published in the annual Autumn Cook Book of The Paris News. Pie recipes should be mailed to Cook Book Edition of The News. The next division, opening Thursday, will be for bread recipes. .Mrs. Ben W. Smith, acti v e member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, and chief operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company here, Tuesday night received from the club ils Outstanding Bus i n e s s Woman of the Year award. Mrs. Smith is co-chairman of the club's legislation committee. Presentation of the plaque was made at the club's dinner meeting at The Nicholson House b y Airs. Ralph Wallers, co-chairman with Mrs. A- C. Bonham of the public affairs corhmittcc. Conferring of the award is a highlight of the local club's observance of National Business Women's Week, October 2-3. The legislation committee, in charge of the program, presented n panel of government officials, who spoke on various phases of WEATHER car (rips now made by his em ployes lo Waco would be made by air if the schedules were more favorable. Pnntjilnnt T^TIA U'il 111 iiw fit MIA! NORTH liAST TEXAS. — ClCHT tO l resident Uan \Mliiamt, oi me tly cl(H](ly , hruuRl , Tluirs(layi Southland Life Insurance Co. Widely icaUcrcd mundcrsliowers tli-^ccn-1 Mm iinnrl Cm- mnrr> dirnrl l mostl - v "' southeast, this Nftcrnoon. itie^Cil Ihe need toi moic <nieti utt | C Icl7 , pci . at ,i rc ciianac. LOW to- air service to the Rio Grande Valley. The hearings will continue here through Friday with representatives from Marshall, Laredo, Paris and Midland and Odessn, .scheduled to appear. The hearing will move to Anui- rillo Monday to hear the cases of far West Texas. night G4 lo 70. High Thlir.sdav 34 to M). OKLAHOMA. — Locally wnrmcr today. Low tonight upper -Ids Panhandle to lower 60s southeast. LOCAL.— U.S. Weather Bureau Information for the 24-hour period to B a.m. Wednesday, courtesy at Observer W. J. Thomas, HtRh tempera tore, B:i. Low, 53. Ovcvnlfihl low, RdlntHll, 3.91 inches. Rainfall to dnlc this year, 46.8.-) inches. Rainfall to this date last year, 32. »7 inches. Humidity 105 percent. Barometer 29.91 and iteady. pending legislation, and Miss Eunice Felly of Bonham, District 12 director, and the club president, Mrs. Nell Martin, outlined plans for the district confere nee j;i Greenville, October 15-16. Mrs. Printis Ellis, chairman of the legislation committee. i n- troduced District Judge and Mrs. Archie M. Harrison; County Judge and Mrs. C. V. Fianary, and Rep. George Preston, the three in c n discussing respectively, proposed revision of the Texas code o f criminal procedure; slnte refcrcn- dums to be voted on this fall, and the need for additional tax revenue sources for the state. Poster portraits of the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, and on the tables, United Stales flags and ccram i c elephant and donkey flower holders, carried out the proii r a in theme. Announcement was made of other events of the week, including Thursday afternoon's club member conference with Ihe Chamber of Commerce staff at 3 p.m-, on the recent "Operation Ideas" for proposed chamber-sponsored projects. Guests included besides Miss Felty, Miss Ernestine Chaf f i n, Miss Margie Sellers, Mrs. Hope Goode, Mrs. Alma Minis and Mrs. Harold Winnctf, president, all ot thn Bonham BPWC; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wooldridge, Mrs. Dorothy Faught, Ralph Walters, Ed Jones, Elmer Ellis, Paul Vigdcr and E.P. Pieep. BUSINESS WOMAN of the Year plaque for 1960 is presented by Mrs. Ralph Walters, left, to Mrs. Ben \V. Smith, at the Business and Professional .Women's Club dinner meeting at The Nicholson House, Tuesday nighf. This is an annual event on National -Business Women's Week, October 2-8. (Paris News Staff Photo). :

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