The Paris News from Paris, Texas on March 25, 1958 · Page 1
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/NDEX Oomics 6 Editorials 4 Farm News 10 Radio Programs ... 8 Sports TV Log Want Ads Women's News 5 8 9 2 COOL, OCCASIONAL RAIN 88th YEAR. NO. 223 AP Leased Wire—Prict 5c PARIS, TEXAS, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 25, 1958 TWELVE PAGES ESTABLISHED 1869 Ike Nay Seek Buying Speed By Government Gop Leaders Say He May Bid $6 Million To Fight Recession WASHINGTON W-Republican congressional leaders reported today President Eisenhower will ask Congress to authorize a 600 million dollar speed-up in government buying to help combat the recession. The leaders also said after their regular meeting with the President that he is about ready to send Congress his request for a 50 per cent extension in the duration of unemployment insurance benefits. A special message on that program may go to the Capitol later today or tomorrow. At the White House conference there also was discussion of a $5,400,000,000 highway construction bill now up for Senate debate. The GOP leaders noted that the highway measure is not in the form the administration requested. But Sen. Knowland of California, the Senate Republican leader, predicted Congress will approve some form of highway legislation to help deal with the business slump. Knowland said legislation to speed up government purchasing In all fields, including defense, will go to Congress in the next day or so. The new White House plans were reported as it became known that Secretary of the Treasury Anderson has indicated to leading members of Congress that opposition to a tax cut is increasing within administration councils. Anderson is reported to have told influential Democrats and Republicans Vice President Nixon did not speak for the administration when he said last week it would be "good Republican philosophy" to reduce taxes if the business recesson contines. Nixon conceded at the time no final decision Is likely to be made by President Eisenhower until all the economic figures for March are "available, sometime around mid-April. But he said if those figures are disappointing, he believes a tax reduction offers the best chance of promoting a quick upturn. Highway Bill To Aid Jobless WASHINGTON UP) — Sen. Gore <D-Tenn) said today the highway construction speed-up bll now before the Senate wll consttute "a major step toward putting America back to work." But he added in a prepared Senate speech that the immediate economic benefit he said it will provide is not the only reason for its enactment. "This is a bill for the building of roads," he said. "The funds authorized in this bill are a sound investment in the future of America—in an investment which will pay ever-increasing dividends in the years ahead." By increasing and advancing allotments, the bill would make available to the states this year 114 billion dollars more in federal funds than presently programed. Gore, chief sponsor of the legislation, said Ihis would result in a $5,400,000,000 highway construction program this year, including the matching state funds. He said one new feature of the bill could mean that dirt would be flying 60 days after its enactment. INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELVIS —Army Sgt. Joseph Langston instructs rock and roll singer Elvis Presley and other inductees on how to fill out their personal history record sheets at the army induction center in Memphis. (AP Wirephoto). PUBLICITY BLAZES Presley Reports To Fort Chaffee FT. CHAFFEE, Ark. UP) - Recruit Elvis Presley ate a hearty breakfast, weathered the jeers of some soldiers here and prepared for five hours of aptitude tests to determine his temporary future in the Army. "It was good—but I'd eat anything this morning," Elvis said at his first Army meal. A score of photographers surrounded the rock 'n 1 roll idol. Presley's manager, Col. Torn Parker of Nashville, Tenn., brought a tray of food and sat beside his star client. Parker was on hand to greet Presley when the group of recruits from Memphis pulled into the reception center here on a chartered bus last night. As the recruits, still dressed in civilian clothes, passed one barracks several soldiers standing on the steps jeered: "Give us a smile Elvis!" Elvis obliged with ?. grin and then stared straight ^heaH Sgt. Francis Johnson of Lafayette, La., commented: "There goes a nice kid. I'll bet I don't have much trouble with him." Presley's schedule today calls for five hours of aptitude tests, a classification interview and several lectures. Presley will make the rounds in the sports jacket and slacks he wore to camp. He won't get a uniform until tomorrow. The 23-year-old singer, whose gross income last year was almost a million dollars, will get the S7 salary advance provided to tide over recruits until payday. Presley and the others in his group rolled in from Memphis aboard a chartered bus shortly before midnight. He was greeted by a shouting crowd of newsmen, photographers and civiliar fans. "We . never had anything like Easter Business Outlook Is Good NEW YORK UP) — Recession talk, wintry weather, an earlier Easter than last year. ... These are some of the things worrying U.S. retailers as the 1958 Easter shopping season enters the windup phase. An Associated Press survey of Easter shopping tends in 19 major cities give this picture: Except in industrial areas where employment is off sharply merchants hope to do about as well as last year. But they're counting heavily on an assist from the weather man. "There's nothing wrong with Easter business," says a New York department store official, "that 10 days of sunshine couldn't cure." Retailer sentiment across the country ranges from buoyant optimism in some Southern and Eastern cities to the deepest gloom in Middle and Far Western manufacturing centers where large numbers of factory workers have been laid off. Some merchants say the earlier Easter date (April 6 this year vs. April 21 in 1957) is hurting sales. Others say it makes NO difference. "Easter business looks good," states William Tobey, vice president of Abraham & Straus, big Brooklyn, N.Y., department store "Recession talk doesn't seem to have hurt sales. The determining factory will be the weather ' "Sales have been good and traffic heavy," asserts Julian N. Trivers, vice president of Davison's, Atlanta. "We're agreeably surprised." "We don't feel that people are sold on this recession business," declares a retailer in Dallas A Columbus, Ga., merchant states: "We haven't felt any recession here." This rosy attitude is far from universal, however. Asked how things are going, a Los Anwles store executive scoffs derisively: "What pre-Easter business?" this before," commented a reception center officer as camera flashbulbs winked and teen-age girls among the 100-odd civilians screamed a welcome to the unruffled Presley. The celebrated draftee, who had charge of his contingent, went immediately into a reception room, where a sergeant called the roll above a din of newsmen. Presley willingly posed for pictures in the reception room, but he declined to give autographs while he was in ranks. The recruits were taken to a supply building where blankets, sheets and pillows were issued. Then Cpl. John D. Smith of North Little Rock, Ark., steered them to a nearby barracks. Photographers and reporters followed Presley into the barracks. Smith showed the newcomers how to make up a bed GI style. As Presley worked on his bed, someone asked if he ever made one before. He smilingly said he had not. At 12:30 a. m. about an hour after the arrival, Presley and his comrades turned in. Concert Slated ByPHSBand The annual spring concert by the Paris High School band will be presented at the Paris High School gymnasium Friday at 8 p. m. Floyd Weger, director, announced Tuesday. The only variation from previous spring concerts by the band is this year the concerts will be free to the public. Weger pointed out, "We are not going to charge for the concert this year in order to show the band's appreciation for the support given the band in recent money raising projects." Special numbers are planned by ensemble groups from the band. A woodwind quintet composed of Beth Erotics, Marsha Robinson, Sandra Brown, Carolyn Whitaker and Bernadette Gage will present a specialty number. Also in the spotlight will be a trumpet trip composed of Steve Weger, Charles Herring and Bobby Harris. Both the quintet and trio won outstanding praise in the recent Interscholastic League Ensemble Contest at Commerce. A snare drum trio will be featured at the Friday concert. Making up the drum trio will be Jan Jopling, Mark Thurmon and Johnny Hcsley. Directing the band will be Floyd Weger. Weger took over the band in 1941. He has served continuously as director .since that time with the exception of a three-year tour of duty in the Air Force during World War II. The Paris High School band has been well-known for their pcr- formances in Interscholastic League contests. Since 19M the band has received the highe s t ratings possible during the concert contests. Plain Funeral Rites Arranged For Todd Today CHICAGO OT-A short Hebrew prayer, some verses from the prophets, a simply marked grave was the restrained setting today for the final scene in the whirlwind life of showman Michael Todd. Survivors of the noted movie and stage producer—following his expressed wishes—brought his remains to Waldheim ^Cemetery in suburban Forest Park. He had asked, they said, to be buried near his father Rabbi Chaim Goldbogen. Actress Elizabeth Taylor, Todd's widow, who did not use the plane berth provided for her, arrived in Chicago with several friends and Todd associates for the funeral. Still numb from the air tragedy that took the Ives of her producer- husband and three other persons last Saturday, the actress slept most of the way upright in her seat during the 5Vfe-hour flight from Los Angeles. "I just couldn't sleep in that berth alone," she said. "Mike and I always took a berth when we flew." She sat alongside her brother, Howard Taylor. She seemed stunned during most of the waking lime on the trip. "I still can't believe it," she said, repenting the same statement she has made continuously since Saturday. As her brother attempted to take her arm going down the ramp, she said, "Don't worry, Howard, I can make it okay." Todd's remains were brought to Chicago by train earlier today. His son by the first of his three marriages, Mike Todd Jr., arrived from New York last night. Ironically, the burial coincided with a time of joy and thanksgiving in the Jewish faith—the two weeks preceding Passover, an eight-day observance starting April 4. For this reason, said Rabbi Abraham Joseph Rose of Congregation Knesseth Israel of Elgin, 111., "there will be no eulogies at graveside. The 14 days before Passover are a joyous period." The rabbi said he would read the Kaddish, a short Hebrew prayer of mourning, some psalms and a few phrases from the prophets. In accordance with Jewish custom it will be a year before a monument is erected at the grave. Dulles Says Russian Summit Tag Too High States U.S. Would Lose Shirt in Deal WASHINGTON W-Secretary of State Dulles said today the United States would lose its- shirt if it agreed to a summit conference at the terribly high price he said Russia demands for such a meeting. At a news conference Dulles accused the Soviets of putting a five-point price tag on a summit meeting. He said flatly the price is too high although he assumes Russia is willing to negotiate it. The latest note from Moscow has not advanced prospects for a summit conference, Dulles went on. He predicted a continued exchange of propaganda notes would make the outlook for a heads-of- government meeting much worse. The United States, Dulles said, is ready to negotiate through diplomatic channels' and possibly a foreign ministers meeting and issues no ultimatum on its own requiremets for a top level meeting. The new Kremlin note was delivered yesterday. The immediate reaction of U.S. officials was that its terms would turn the proposed meeting into a spectacle instead of a decision-making meeting to ease international tensions. Moscow showed no signs of backing down on its oft-repeated demand that summit leaders meet without advance lower level negotiations on East-West problems. A foreign ministers conference empowered to discuss major problems, Moscow said, would only delay a summit conference or block it altogether. The Soviet note proposed again Judge Studies Boy Slayers WOODWARD, Okla. MV-Woodward County Judge G. Young decides today whether to file criminal charges against two young brothers, 10 and 12, who shot up a grocery store Sunday, killing the owner and wounding two other men. Yourig must determine whether the boys are old enough to be tried as criminals. County Attorney H. B. King said yesterday, "It's hard to know just what to do with the boys. It will take a lot of studying." The boys, Robert Smith, and his admiring younger brother, David, 10, remained in the Woodward County Jail. Killed in the shooting spree was Floyd Blair, 49. His employe, Adrian Wilson, 22, was critically wounded and a customer, Ed Kinney, 47, had a flesh wound. Sheriff Hank White said the boys stole four pistols from a store before entering the grocery. White said the boys, intent on robbing the store, began firing wildly. They were captured later, one in a cotton gin and the other at home. The sheriff said the boys would give no reason for the shooting, but the older one told a reporter last night when asked about the incident: "Wouldn't you shoot if someone was going to shoot your little brother?" The grocer, White said, was a gunsmith and was working on a rifle when the boys entered the store. Woman's Frozen Body Found in Car Trunk HAGERSTOWN, Md. (ft — A woman's frozen body was found in the drunk of a used car at nearby Boonsboro, Washington County, while a prospective buyer was looking it over. Marshall McFillin of Martinsburg % W.Va., was inspecting the 1940 "model automobile when he made the discovery. In Your Opinion MINUTE INTERVIEW TODAY'S QUESTION: "How much do you let the weatherman govern your day's activities?" Mfta. DAVID ROBINSON, 344 E. Hearon: "I just go on and do what I want to anyway." MARK HODGES. 2306 Hubbard:. "Not one bit." MRS. MAURICE THOMPSON, 421-8th SE: "Not at all because I come to work rain or shine." BILLY MAC AYRES, 641-23rd SE: "I usually go ahead and do what I had planned anyway, regardless of the weather." the items, Moscow wants on the agenda, and rejected most of those the United States has proposed. The kremlin refusal to budge, officials said, dimmed prospects that President Eisenhower would sit down with Soviet Premier Bul- ganin and other world leaders this fall as had been generally anticipated. Eisenhower has no intention of yelding on the need for solid diplomatic preparation, the authorities said. In a speech before the Manchester, N.H., Council on World Affairs, Asst. Secretary of State Francis 0. Wilcox noted that Soviet party boss Khrushchev "has persistently sought to identify himself with the world's quest for peace." "A summit meeting would provide him with the most solemn and influential forum for him to repeat his pronouncements about world peace. Even if no agreement were reached this exercise would be of considerable value to the Soviet cause." Plane Crash Fatal to 9 MIAMI, Fla. W) — A Braniff Airlines plane crashed moments after its takeoff for Panama early today with r. mighty explosion visible for miles. Nine were killed and 15 survived, many of them badly injured. The four-engine DC7C had been airborne less than a minute before watchers on the ground saw fire spurt from an engine. A night watchman on duty at a city dump near the swampy scene of the crash saw the plane go do "like a rock." It fell 4% miles north of Miami International Airport. The dead, dying and injured lay in the wreckage or in ankle-deep mud and water. Rescuers had to push their way through dense brush which kept firetrucks and ambulances away from the scene. Helicopters were used to carry the injured to a hospital, where Tom Thumb Safe Job Nets $2,000 A team of ambitious thieves carted away the safe from Tom Thumb Super Market on Bonham Street here Monday night, complete with the ?1,800 to $2,000 it contained. The safe artists entered through the skylight of Tom Thumb, knocked the knob off the store's vault then broke loose a smaller safe inside. Police said they pressed one of the store's dolly carts into use, loading the safe onto it for the trip to their waiting car. Light Rains Hit Through Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Light rains fell in South. East and West Texas Tuesday. A low pressure system centering in Mexico south of the Big Bend Country drifted eastward. Skies were mostly overcast except in the El Paso area which got rain Monday. Rain fell during the morning at Texarkana, Beaumont, Midland, San Angelo, San Antonio, Austin, College Station and Juncton Reports for the 24 hours ending at 6:30 a.m. included Alpine .48 of an inch. El Paso .34, Palacios .29, Beeville .28, Victoria, 25. Wink .22, Van Horn and Del Rio .20. Lesser amounts iell at Austin, Galveston, Houston, Laredo Cotulla, San Antonio, San Angelo, Texarkana and other points. New Funds Bid For Welfare WASHINGTON &>- The House Appropriations Committee today recommended $2,961,862,181 in new funds for the Labor and W"ltare departments. It said more money will be needed soon because of current economic conditions and the outlook for the future. The amount approved by the committee subject to House action later this week is 1134 million less than President Eisenhower requested in what the committee described as budget estimates "far from reality." The committee criticized the Budget Bureau for not raising the requests prepared last fall and submitted by Eisenhower in January. It also called inadequate the administration's approach to national health problems and said the wage and hour division was not effectively ferreting out wage and hour violations. The committee etc fixing dropout. For the fiscal year starting next July 1, the committee recommended these allotments: Labor Department: $382.446.800, a cut of $25,585,800 from the amount requested. Department of Health. Education and Welfare: S2.565.0S0.581, an increase of S14.3nfi.000, mostly for the National Institutes of Health. National Labor Relations Board: $1,295,000, the amount requested. The burglary was reported to police at 7:30 a. m. Tuesday by R. N. Lee, who discovered the missing safe. Every available officer was pressed into the investigation. They found few clues from the well-planned safe job. A report filed by Police CapL Clyde Crumley indicate* that the burglars—it took more than one to cart away the safe—entered the Tom Thumb building at 230 Bonham Street via a skylight on the roof. They broke the glass from the office door and forced it open. The knob was knocked and the lock punched on the big store vault. The culprits then pried loose a smaller safe from inside the vault. They then hoisted the smaller safe onto the store dolly and rolled it out the ^'est door, around to West Houston Street beside Hinkle Lumber Company where they loaded it into an auto or truck. The dolly was left beside the street. A city of Paris street sweeper rolled over the cart between 12 midnight and l a. m. but the operator thought it had been left there by accident. The stolen safe was heavy, and Capt. Crumley said it would have taken two men to lift it. Store officials set the loss at between $1,800 and $2,000. No trace of the money, or the safe, had been found at mid-morning Tuesday. WEATHER EAST TEXAS — Cloudy and coo) throuRh Wednesday. Occasional rain mainly south this afternoon and to- nieht. OKLAHOMA — Cloudy and rainy th-oueh Wednesday. LOCAL — Monday temperatures at Cox Field: HiEh, SO: low. 40. Total rainfall here this year. 9.43 inches. Total rainfall to this date last year, 12.05 inches. Low temperature Tuesday morning. 42 decrees. a parking lot was pressed Into service, as a landing port. The big plane, which would have gone to Lima, Sao Paulo and Rio d'e Janeiro from Panama, broke cleanly in two. The engines and gas tanks landed about 50 yards from the rear section of the fuselage. Flames still were roaring into the sky hours after the crash. Traffic was backed up for milei along roads leading to the area. R. H. Sands, the dump watchman who summoned help but was prevented by the sawgrass and underbrush from forcing his way to the scene himself, said it was about 20 minutes before rescue crews arrived. "Those were the longest 20 minutes I ever spent," he said. "I could hear the passengers yelling for help and there was nothing I could do."! Ray Stolz, a Miami Springs policeman who was among the first to reach the wreckage, said victims could be seen "like bundles on the ground. I heard them yelling. "The flames weren't as bad as they got later but it was something fierce — the heat. "I carried one man out to the road and then I came back and called out for the survivors. They heard me and yelled, 'Please help us. We're hurt bad.' " Pete Vigna, 61, Civil Aeronautics Administration official returning to his job in Colombia, suffered only a cut ear. Dead, Survivors Of Crash Told DALLAS Ifft — Braniff Airwayg said today .of the 24 persos aboard, 9 were killed and 15 survived an airliner crash at Miami early today. Crewmen killed were Capts. Royal King of Coral Gables, Fla.; Davis Leake of Fort Laudertiale, Fla., and George Hogan of Dallas. First Officer Donald Showman of Dallas also was killed. Also killed were: Rosario Rodriguez, Panama. Paul Reed, Paducah, Ky. Miss Adrienne D u c a s, Nevr York. Ricardo Salcedo, Lima, Peru Mrs. Vera Rex of Minneapolis. Survivors include the active crew, Capt. Thomas George of Coral Gables, 1st Officer John Winthrop Jr. of South Miami 2nd Officer Charles Fink of Hialeah, Fla., purser Alberto Zapetero of Lima and hostess Madeline Capion of Lima. Other survivors were: Pietre Vigna, Coral Gables, Fla. Maria Centeno, Baranquilla. Colombia. Philip Addabbo, New York. William O'Brien, Easton, Conn. Maurice Berg, New York. Hirsch Wolf, Brooklyn. Hilton Foares, Rio de Janeiro. Amilio Ganut, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Garland Monk, Pine Bluff. Ark. Charles Rex, Minneapolis. CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY IN BARS—Anthony Di- Giasafate stuck his neck out while celebrating his third birthday and it took police 15 minutes to free him from the iron fence at a New York schoolyard. (AP Wire- photo),

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