Lubbock Evening Journal from Lubbock, Texas on August 17, 1955 · Page 1
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DIANE UNLEASHES FURY—A house at Folly Beach, S. C., left, cottage, at Wilmington Beach, N. C., named the F. Maroon, badly Shotgun-Wielding Guards Quell Nebraska Prison Riot West Texas Weather Generally Fair For Complete Report and Weather Map See Page 7, Sec. 1 Final Edition For CUMifUd Ads Dial PO3-5381 VOL 31, NO. 246 International Maws Service LUBBOCK, TEXAS, "The Hub Of The Plaint» WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1955 at Lnftbock, Texas binder* Kt t oVJSiehYmi10* 38 Pages Today STORM FLOODS CAROLINA CITY FIRE GUTS PRISON BUILDINGS—Flames light up the walls of the Nebraska state penitentiary at Lincoln as fire destroys buildings within during rioting in the prison last night. The revolt was halted today. (AP Wirephoto) Blazes Set By Convicts Raze Five Buildings By FRANK W. RALL LINCOLN, Neb. —UP— More than 200 Nebraska penitentiary convicts ended a 13-hour riot Wednesday when armed guards invaded their cell block stronghold with orders to “shoot on sight.** The rioters, who had set fire to nearly half the penitentiary buildings, scurried meekly to their cells In the fa« of the shotguns. The riot broke out without warning Tuesday night and lasted about 13 hours. No hostages were taken, but three convicts were injured by their fellow prisoners. One Found Beaten One of the injured men was found Wednesday in his cell in the east cell block. He had been badly beaten and his mattress and clothing had been burned. The other two were hit on the head Tuesday night. Gov. Victor Anderson and other state officials issued the order to put down the riot with shotguns. The g ovemor served notice that “if anyone gets in the way they will have to suffer the consequences.’’ When the guards and troopers entered the cell block, they had orders to “shoot on sight” any prisoner who refused to get back behind bars. But gunfire proved to be unnecessary. The rioters scurried to their cells and put up no resistance. Anderson, who had set up nightlong headquarters at the prison, announced that an inch-by-inch search would be made of the devastated prison yard to make sure no stray prisoners had escaped the roundup. Hie guards* invasion of the cell See PRISON RIOT Page 10 HOFHEINZ HAILS VOTE Houston. Council Loses At Polls HOUSTON UPV—Mayor Roy Hofheinz, facing impeachment charges from his eight-man city council, claimed a “great victory” today after a slim approval margin in yesterday’s city charter amendment election. With returns from only one precinct missing today, Hofheinz’ proposed amendment to the charter was approved by an unofficial vote count of 19,195 to 17,554. Claim Moral Victory , Councilmen, who shrugged off the defeat of their 17 charter amendment proposals, claimed a moral victory despite their loss. Said councilman Lee McLemore: “Hofheinz needed a 3-to-l majority to indicate victory this fall. There were three kinds of people voting: people against Hofheinz, people against the Council and people against us all. This is a good indication the people are tired of the lack of leadership.” Another councilman, Joe Resweber, commented: ‘The returns show we are going to have a new mayor in November.” Would End Terms Hofheinz’ approved amendment would end current terms of the mayor, city comptroller and the eight councilqien a year ahead of schedule and call a new election on Nov. 19. Hie Council’s 17 amendments were defeated by votes averaging about 4,500 to 31,000. Most were designed to curb “strong mayor” provisions of the current city charter. Councilman Matt Wilson, mayor See HOUSTON VOTE Page 10 SILENCE TO BE URGED Ike To Proclaim New POW Code By CHARLES CORDDRY notorious Red brainwashing and WASHINGTON —UP— President torture tactics disclosed in the Ko- Eisenhower will proclaim a new code of conduct Wednesday night to govern American military men who may become future war prisoners and face Communist tortures. The President will put the new code into effect by executive order issued at the Denver summer White House. The Defense Depart me#: will make public immediately afterward an 80-page report by top civilian and military men who devised the code. Hie code is an outgrowth of the GUARDS RUN INTO BARRAGE South Koreans Hurl Rocks, Injure An American Officer rean war. U.S. military men were unprepared for the treatment meted out to them as Communist war prisoners and their reactions ranged from successful resistance to collaboration and forced germ war “confessions.” General Policy The new code is expected to lay down the general policy that war prisoners should give captors the silent treatment and that the Geneva conventions on treatment of prisoners do not “require” them to tell more than name, rank, age and serial number. But there also will be room for exercise of individual judgment by the military services and individuals, it was reported. The new code will indoctrinate ^servicemen in the principle that they must be prepared to die for See NEW POW CODE Page 10 By MURRAY FROMSON SEOUL, (»-Rock-hurling South Koreans injured an American Army officer today as they again turned their wrath against U. S. troops guarding inspection teams of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission. Lt. Wayne N, Hansen, Augusta, Ga., was hit on the head as Sooth Koreans hurled a barrage of rocks and stones at eight U.S. Aimy vehicles crossing the causeway between Inchon and Wolmi Island, where neutral truce inspectors are housed. Army doctors said Hansen sustained a slight brain concussion and bruises of the ribs and legs but described his condition as “not serious.” Try To Block Trucks The incident, latest in the series ef South Korean demonstrations demanding ouster of pro-Communist Czech and Polish members of the NNSC, flared into violence as 100 South Koreans tried to block Army supply trucks going to Wolmi. It came just as last week’s mob rioting and demonstrations against NNSC personnel appeared to have subsided and as Gen. L. L. Lemnitzer, U.N. Far East com mander, was en route to Seoul airport for the return flight to his Tokyo headquarters. Lemnitzer spent several heated sessions with South Korean President Syngman Rhee last week, sternly warning Rhee that American troops would protect all members of the NNSC from violent demonstrations. Trucks Parked Lemnitzer conferred with Rhee again today. George Sweers, Associated Press photographer who was on Wolmi at the time and who arrived at See SOUTH KOREANS Page It Two Children Die In Refrigerator PHILADELPHIA (»-Two young brothers playing in an abandoned refrigerator were trapped and suffocated last night. The bodies of Lee Andrews, 2, and his brother Lewis, 5, were discovered by their mother when she opened the refrigerator in a vacant first-floor apartment of their north Philadelphia tenement. The mother, Mrs. Veronica Andrews, 21, had just returned from a police station where she reported the boys missing. She pulled the boys, clad only in shorts, from the tiny cubicle and summoned aid. A doctor reported he defected signs of life in the younger boy, but despite emergez Rescue Work Launched By Guard Units Hurricane Sweeps Inland; Coastal Damage Is Light WASHINGTON, N. C.f (INS) — The National Guard began evacuating residents from. Washington, N. C., today, as hurricane Diane left three-quarters of the city under water. The guard was called out to cope with the flood condition now prevalent in the Pamlico River area. Trucks were rushed toward the storm-hit city from Fort Bragg Army Base to transport the evacuees. WILMINGTON, N. C. GPV-Hurri cane Diane, churning menacingly eight days up from the tropics, hit the North Carolina coast today but did relatively little damage. She pushed into central North Carolina with falling force. The Weather Bureau said she woulc have 60-mile-an-hour winds by the time she reached the Raleigh-Durham area. Her route, northwestward, would carry her on into Virginia tonight. The office of North Carolina Gov. Luther Hodges said scattered and “very preliminary” reports indicated damage along the beaches was “almost miraculously light. Force Blunted This fourth hurricane of the season made her central landfall at this southeastern North Carolina river port. Her force was blunted as she moved on a northwestward course over land toward northwestern Virginia. Even before Diane came to the mainland her one-tihie 115-mile-an hour core winds had fallen to gusts of 100. Maximum winds clocked here were 74 m.p.h. Diane invaded the land only five days after Hurricane Connie had sideswiped northeastern South Carolina, invaded this area and blown out in Pennsylvania. Connie took 43 lives and wrought damage estimated in the millions. Beaches Soaked Diane’s center passed Wilmington at 5:20 a.m. Nearby beaches suffered heavy soakings. Many beach areas of both Carolinas had been evacuated yesterday. The Weather Bureau said the storm would move into northwestern Virginia early tomorrow with winds abated to 20 to 30 miles an hour. At Carolina Beach, N. C., on a peninsula soutji of Wilmington, waves washed away several feet of the beach and pounded the buildings in the boardwalk area. Water flooded streets and washed across from the ocean to the yacht basin. But observers said the damage there was not as serious as that caused by Connie. Houses Damaged At Atlantic Beach, to the northeast, many houses were seriously damaged by waves. Hurricane winds, 75 miles or higher, were recorded along the North Carolina coast with gusts up to 95 miles at Southport, N.C. While the hurricane was losing See CITY TO Page 10 tumbles from its stilt-like supports into the surf as waves, kicked up by Hurricane Diane, lashed the area today. At right, a tiny damaged last week by Hurricane Connie, gets a new treatment from Diane. (AP Wirephoto) SEGREGATION PROBLEM WOULD BE TACKLED Shivers May Call Session Contractor Jailed In $46,000 Holdup SELMER, Tenn. —UP— A respectable building contractor, whose money “always slipped through his fingers,” was in jail Wednesday on charges of robbing his hometown bank of $46,000 shortly after losing his campaign for sheriff. FBI* agents arrested the suspect, Dual King, 43, here while he was on a fishing vacation with his family and charged him with being the masked bandit who last Wednesday robbed the Ackerman, Mis*., bank. C. E. Piper, FBI agent who announced King’s arrest from Memphis, said “some money” was recovered but would not disclose whether it was part of the Acker- WALTER T. CLARK Waller Clark Dies In City Walter T. Clark, 55, who retired Feb. 28 as assistant postmaster of Lubbock Postoffice after 31 years in the postal.service, died at 3:15 a.m. today at his home at 2711 21st St. after suffering a stroke. Clark suffered high blood pressure, but his death came unexpectedly. He had visited his farm Tuesday. Funeral Set Thursday Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p* m. Thursday at First Methodist Church, where Clark had served as a steward 18 years. The Rev. E. H. Crandall, former associate pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery, under direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife; one son, Walter T. Clark Jr., Houston; two grandchildren, and two brothers, John G. and Henry Clark, both of Lubbock. Clark, who began work in Lubbock Postoffice Sept. 1, 1923, had been in the postal service here longer than any other person still associated with the service at time of his retirement. The six other persons working at the postoffice at time he began work there had retired or died prior to his retirement. Had Seen Office Grow He was a Rotarian, a Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of Yellowhouse Lodge 841 of the Masons. He was a past president of the Postal Supervivors of Texas. Pallbearers at services Will be See CLARK DIES Page 1« By GEORGE CHRISTIAN AUSTIN INS — Evidence mounted today that Gov. Allan Shivers will call the Texas Legislature into special session this fall to tackle the school segregation question. Attorney General John Ben said he believes there doubt” that state money can be paid this year to any school district which has integrated the races. Cities Taking Action El Paso and Lubbock have already ordered complete desegregation in compliance with the U. S. Supreme Court decision. Several other cities, including Austin and San Antonio, have taken steps ^toward partial desegregation this September. Gov. Shivers was not immediately available for comment on reports — many of them from influential members of the Legislature—that he is preparing to call a special session. Rep. Jim Lindsey of Texarkana, speaker of the House, told International News Service that he has heard “rumors” that a special session is'imminent, but has heard nothing “official.” There’s A Lot Of Talk ’There’s a lot of talk in East Texas,” Lindsey said. The Houston Chronicle -today quoted Sens. Ottis Lock of Lufkin and A; M. Aikin Jr., of Paris, two of the chief writers of the state’s overhauled school laws in 1949, as saying a special session is “inevitable” and will probably be called in October. The State Board of Education last July 4 decreed that state funds be allocated this fall to school districts regardless o f whether they are integrated or segregated. But the so-called Texas Citizen Council, an anti-integration group has filed suit in Big Spring asking that state funds be cut off See EXTRA SESSION Page 10 UNION PUTS UP FUNDS $25,000 Being Offered For Information In Bomb Case FORT WORTH (»—The United Assn. of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry AFL» has offered a $25,000 reward for the person who bombed a local union leader’s home. The announcement was made last night by the official whose home here was bombed last week, just a few hours after the union hall at Houston underwent a similar blasting. He is Jeff Mullally, who said unemployment was the sore spot that set off the bombings. Danger Is Seen “I don’t know who did it,” Mull►ally said, “or I’d be on their trail myself.” He added: “I believe if one» (bombing) Is solved both will be. It would get serious if someone gets away with it. Others would start doing it.” Mullally, organizer for the Texas and Oklahoma district of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union (AFL) said a $1,000 reward has been offered'the case. by the Houston union local for information on the bombing of its union hall. Bombings Linked “I think they’ll increase that,** Mullally said. Houston authorities, meanwhile, confirmed suspicions of Fort Worth officers that the bombing of Mullally’s home was connected with labor strife in Houston. They said they had learned little, however, that might help them solve TO AID NEEDY PERSONS Clothing Center To Open Monday The Community Clothing Center Second Accic ] Fatal To Worker GRANTS, N.M. —UP— On July 24, 1954, a heavy rain flooded a section of U. S. 66 near here, and a road block was set up to warn motorists. At 3:40 a. m. on July 26, a car crashed into the road block and sent four New Mexico highway department workers to the hospital. It was six months before Nabor Gonzales, 54, was able to return to his job. Monday night, another heavy rain flooded the same stretch of highway. Gonzales manned a road block alone. At 4:50 a. m. Tuesday, another motorist failed to see the road block and plowed into it. Gonzales was killed instantly. Lubbock’s first coordinated effort in handling clothing as a welfare item — will open Monday at 1312 Broadway, project leaders announced today. The Center is located at the rear of the Christian Science Reading Room. Clothing from it will be distributed to needy applicants from 9:30 a.m. to 11:4^ a.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Will Be Free This clothing will be given free to those presenting a reference slip from any of various welfare agen cies participating in the project. These agencies include the Salvation Army, City-County Welfare Agency, church groups, schools, and any other organizations wish ing to participate, including P-TA groups. In the past, it was pointed out, needy persons had to go to per- Two Airmen Killed In Crash OF Jet VICTORIA, Tex. (»—Two airmen stationed at Foster Air Force Base were killed today in the crash of a P33 jet trainer near the field. They were identifed by the base as 1st. Lt. Robert A. Gonano Jr., 25 of Bluefield, W. Va., and 2nd. Lt. Richard W. Bauer, 26, of North- Jport, N.Y. Lt. Gonano’s wife and son live at Victoria. Lt. Bauer’s father is Edgar Bauer. haps a dozen places before receiving clothing. The distribution was handled individually by the various agencies. Now, according to leaders, tho groups are to work together in a joint endeavor to effect a more efficient method of collection and distribution. It was emphasized there will be no selling of clothing. Items are to be distributed free to applicants with reference slips. The center announced there is a need at the present time for children’s clothing, especially shoes. Any resident is invited to donate clothing. Items should be brought to the center between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of each week. Chairman Named Groups or organizations wanting to participate should contact the center. A telephone number will be announced later, leaders said. Mrs. Ralph Penney is chairman of the community clothing center project. It is estimated the center may be able to provide clothing for 500 to 600 families monthly here. 1 .. Good Afternoon! It isn’t exactly good tell some people to be themselves. e» In Today's Journal: Page Sec. Editorials S Radio, TV Programs...t S Oil News.........................2 2 Trip To Moon..................5 2 New School Buildings.. 1 2 News About People 1 2 RAFB Graduation .....1 2 Hurricane Names .1 2 Society News I 1 Sports ............... 9-10-11 2 Today’s Comics ........7 S ers at Inchon storm sandbagged - causeway to Wolmi Island, left. In tow n and high press«» hoses on than and mad scraabto to cot away \

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