Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 12, 1959 · Page 1
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Thursday, February 12, 1959
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(ITho Pampa iaily Sfeurs VOL. 56—NO. 263 Serving the Top 6* Texai SI Year! TAMPA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12,1959" (16 PAGES TODAY) Sunday* 1 Along The Wabash Banks, It's Mighty Wet And Muddy Now ABRAHAM LINCOLN . . . the Great Pacifist Flood Damage Tof Run In Millions By CHARLES HONAKER United Press International PERU, Inri. fUPI) — Damage from the ice-fed rush- waters of the Wabash River mounted into the millions |of dollars today in the worst floods in northern Indiana in 146 years. Authorities said damage in Peru alone would approximate two million dollars. Although the waters were receding, (he channel of the Wabash Tamed in song and slory was marked only by the stately trees lining its banks. On either side over long stretches there were seas of water. At Peru, where 1,200 families were routed from their homes, Army engineers said they didn't, believe the river would rise any more even!" ~ ~~ though rain was forecasted for Friday. Gov. Harold Handley Wednesday night urged that IS counties in north central Indiana affected; Steel Beam Derails Train; 32 Are Hurt j by floodwaters from the ice-1 j choked river be declared disaster; areas. ; Peru, a city of 12,000, was hit •hardest when the swollen river, | (backed up by an ice gorge four; j miles downstream, tore through; 'a sandbagged levee late Wednes-1 i day. It inundated the southwest MIDDLE RIVER. Md. (UPI).| section ot the city in a flash. Many A steel beam fell from a, passing I residents had to be rescued from'freight, buckled a track and rie- j their homes by boat. j railed an 80-miIe-an-hotir Wash- j The flood crest, highest In 4fi!iiR:ton to New York express train years, rolled past Peru Wednes- j today, injuring 32 persons. day night, and by this morning: Engineer T. L. Winaey of the | the level was down to 20.4 feet. Pennsylvania Railroad's derailed' a drop of nearly four feet. The crest headed downstrea.m "Potomac" said he saw the hue-1 kled track as he rounded a bend toward transport, but Victor H.l inl ° the 8trai * hl alretch wnere the j .Wennlng. of the Indiana Flood wrerk occurred. Winsey said he! 'control and Water Resources fPP lie << <"* brakes, hut the train When A Great Man Fails ...He Tries Again A young scientist \vas confronted by a problem for which he could find no answer in reference books or the experience of his associates. Left to his own resources, he worked out a possible solution and obtained • permission to lest it. Later, deeply discouraged, he reported to his research director that the idea had failed. "I thought it would," was lhe reply, "but there was a chance of success, and it was worth the effort. Don't think of it as a failure. We have learned something ... a way which won't work. Now let's try to find one that will." The worst possible result of failure is defeatism. There are few pains as grievous, Nietxsche observed, as an exceptional man who has missed his way, and deteriorated. History is laden with the examples of men who, having failed, tried again . . . with achievements which brought lasting benefits to mankind. Tragically countless similar benefits have been lost because those , who could have made them possible surrendered to despair. From time to time, all of us are called on to listen to tales of woe in which men recount the ill-fortune ; ^„„,.,-„, „,„, , TOlcr « e « mi - c «. a| •• ' Of their Ventures. Sometimes these Ventures have de- icomrniswon, said ho did not ex .j Immediately began to wobble out served failure, because'vbadly conceived or carelessly ' ' managed. Often, however, the result is a disheartening return for men who planned well and worked diligently. To renew the courage of these men, and his own when needed, one executive keeps at hand the biography of a "failure." It reads this way: Failed in business '31 Defeated for Legislature '32 Again failed in business '33 Elected to Legislature '34 Defeated for Speaker '38' Defeated for Elector '40 Defeated for Congress '43 Eleeted for Congress '46 Defeated for Congress '48 Defeated for Senate '55 Defeated for Vice President '56 Defeated for Senate '58 Here, Indeed, is a record which might cause any man to lose faith in himself and hope for his ideals. Fortunately the man who compiled it. lost neither faith nor hope. He tried again . . . and next month a grateful nation will honor his memory in the celebration of his birthday. He was Abraham Lincoln, elected—in I860 —to serve as President of the United States, •—W. Alton Jones DR. CARL LANG ... president MRS. JACK P. FOSTER ... membership chairman MRS. W. G. WAGGONER ...secretary MRS. M. MCDAN1EL ... membership Congress Listens Concert Drive Kicks Off Here As Lincoln Lauded For New Year The 1959-I060 Pampa Community „ ,.,,,,„ „..„ . . Concert Drive kicked off todav By .JA.MKS K.AAR ! after the founding of the union, famed biographers, described the wnPM c}1D tains distributed envo- Unite,! Press International ; that he later preserved. | first Republican president as a lopes to a hundred workers. "Voy- irest still upright but titled pie-! WASHINGTON lUPIi - Poet Southerner and Northerner -.'man of "steel and velvet ...hard'age to HIP Moon," an operetta Earlier it wa,<? feared the cold i canou3 | v fl ,.,oss three of the four' Carl Sandburg today tnl,t a joint 'Democrat and Republican — sat 1 ' 1 -'' lw l< ""d soft, fls drifting fog."' w j t h a ,, ast of .,, vvjll bf> onr of weather might freeze over the Ice n-arks of the PRR's New York- ; session of Congress the "most en-i»'de by side as Sandburg praised He said Lincoln stood for "fie- the attractions, according to Dr. gorge, triggering new flooding, Washington main line. during memorial to Lincoln is in'Abraham Lincoln as the rare cency, honest dealing, plain talk Carl Lung. CO President, but clear skies and warming tem-| Twenty-five injured were taken lnp hearts of lovers of liberty." type of man who appears "here «"d funny stones " Those who purchase Community peratures averted the threat. to City Hospital. A spokesman; The Congress met in pomp and flr) d 'here across the centuries" The *l-year-old poet said. "You Concert memberships b P ( o r * In Indianapolis. Handley mes- said one of them appeared to be humility to honor the memory of Earlier, the Army Band crashed Mn hft *' in any neighborhood March R, will bf> admitted free to saged President Eisenhower in serious condition. tn e Civil War president on the °"t "Dixie" and "Tha Battle and across the seas" something the Vienna Choir Roys pei-form- Wednesday night asking that the! Seven Uijuied were taken to 160th anniversary of his birth in Hymn of the Republic.' 1 like this about Lincoln: nnce, the last concert of the cur- northern flood areas be added to Johns Hopkins Hospital. * Kentucky log cabin 20 years 1 Sandburg, one of Lincoln's most M^c«,k where he came from i-enl season the southern Indiana counties n!- ; Tha railroad said most of the ''" —- Don't he know all us smigglers. ; Tins year's captains are Mrs. ready destined for federal disas- injured were among 3S passengers ter aid. in three parlor cars which were Oill Off KeNCUfl Work Rt 'he end of the train. They pect serious flooding- there. ; Evacuees face a monumental i chore when they return to their homes. Temperatures which dropped as low as 1.9 degrees! during the night turned the strick-; n ,j| ft en section into a vast ice rink. of control on the bent track. Only one truck of the locomo-i live left the rails. The sleeping 1 car behind it stayed on. The re-1 maining 10 cars of the train de- tore up mora than half «•' of trackage and came to, broke away from the front of the train and came to rest off the rails about half a mile behind the front end of the train. Tha railroad estimated the train Searchers called off rescue work during the night to await de- ', j veloprnents. R. A. Tillett, county disaster chairman for the Red! | Cross, said an Army helicopter iwill fly over the flooded outlving cftinftrt SI7 Jarea ioday to determine If "any I lhrM 8le «P in * | families si ill are stranded'and dl- ln , r r0f " i reel rescue bouts. parlor car pai I Two engineers from Ixiulsville, iKy., arrived in the northern indi- LJ I I D D Y TUP ana city Wednesday night to sur- IIV/MVI, I PIC vey the Ice gorge and determine (Set* FLOOD, Pug* 4) SOVIETS HINT ABOUT A PRICE and and about 250 in mldliion to the By U'KUJ.VKTO.V I.OX<; I'nited 1'resn International BONN lUPIi here hint that The Russians indicate that they will propose this In Pinne Minister Harold Macmillan when Soviet diplomats hf , vjsu , M(WOw IU>xl „ r ,, k Bnd Iheir price dropping threats of a new Betlm blockade might he cancellation of Western plans to provide atomic weapons for West C.ermany'a growing arms. In talks with West On news-men thes,. diplomats piofess wlvileheai ted agreement with Die Western stand thai there shall he "no concessions without counter- concessions. " POLLS ARE CLOSING UP The official ballot for voting in Pampa's "Friendliest, Most Courteous'' employee contest appears for the next-to-last time today It's on page 4 with all the instructon T''*.V * a y that plans to supply . the election you need to help the two fnendly West Herman troops with Ann>n- folk of your choice unan and can-made atomic weapons i nuse woman i each win $50 and a fram-' ln * Kremlin much more concern ed certificate. than the piemen, e of token I" .* , Headline for voting is Saturday British »ivi French forces in I'om- midnight A last week rush of hal- mumst-encirded \\'est Reihn. lots continues to flood the ballot The diplomats s a \- pn\att-h boxes and tabulators are working Dial a Ucsi.'in" rnnmis,.- In aban- overtime to try and keep up .ton these plnn.s might \\cll be Here's the names of 50 mure iiMtched hv a KMMC! c,,unU'i- nominees: roncesion" « pi'inust* '.) fiiop John Brockmii-r, Dunl.ip's, [lie idea of handuii: nver cnntiol Elmer Bvais. Post Oflu e Ray of West Bdiin iiaftic u< I.--CMI H«ed «.->'. Tf\ Kvans; D K Biii<1- v'uniinuni>:> ..i; M.iy rr ford. Post Office. 'Alter all. • they shius. 'the Ruby Cimnuigham. Ounlap'*; Wesiern will have ID U-u\«- Mrs. Marvin Cooper. Pmvian.f Bcilin in two <>i thi«-«. yt-ars anyClinic: Nelda Croucli Mixno's way.' 1 Ttu- v did not amplify this Beauty Salon: Jackie Collins. 1CA .statement. " K C. Daniels. Police Depart- nient, John Davis, Shamm. k Pro- _ . . _ v ^ _ di«-U Company: Ruby Dam-lf.. CUBAN BARBERS Blake s Country Sime Sybil Dudley. Montgomery Wai.i ' Lucy Hernandez, Fabnc Center. Norma Holman Oliie s Cafe Margaret H.ivoniiill M.xses: Bei present it tormallv «< Hi*- exp'-ct- eil Big KOI 11 confidence on Reiim. They havr high hopes lhat Mac- nullan. faced with the prospect of an early elei lion at n lime when opinion polls indicHlt* that the pop- wasn't he a kind of tough Raymond Havrah. Curt Beck, Ho. Sler ail his life light up to riicr Johnson, James E. Lewis, J. the finish 0 ' " R Holloway. E. E Shelhamer. The last tune Congress met in Bob Curry.' Harvey Nensteil and .joint session to honor fjncoln was i;o|.ton Rcott Kach captain is re- a cold rainy Monday, Feb. 12 spor.siblc for a ten-worker team. I*""- Tfn' campaign will clo«e ;it nrion The great Civil War had »nded Murch ~ At this time the final less than a year before. Lincoln must v. ill he selected There will (See OONGKKS.S, |'HJ;P-|) he a check-up niecUn^ Keb. OS. "~" Canipaign Hi-Mdfpiatters. the SomhwcstM i: P u h i i c Service Company, w.l! be open Mnich. 2-7. Rob Stafford. Oniin,un.!v C'oncerts i epi'e«enl;»u\ ••. \v.\\ he here from County CiiniinUsioiii-rs, Kn'p(. \,, w York Ci-v N ^' Cnmpaifi'iH'rs »>'<- working on an appro\fd mid paid i ni ^ n .,v P h;isis 'i\;i! w:ll give them COMMISSIONERS APPROVE BILLS County (OlllllllsxiofUTs, 111); (hit morning In the coiinh .•MM he \\on over to Iheir side. "Atomic jiliers" is * fairly prt-v- alfnt (vini|'laint in Riuain. ami the question of A-ntms for the hilU for th,. in.niih of .|iiiiinir\. I'rcsi.Hni; ( iiiinlN;.- Bill ('niIt reported th.- coinmisxioii «T» lintl no sprrial hu>iiit'%«. on the (tci-iKla. If it < - <iineH from a Harduare gratis iiu?in l)fi siuj'S. Thcv ujl! if- it".\'<> tun pi>;iits ewcli new ,t<i>i ! ! n- ; .-:>i h.'i «:':p «o|d. nn<* point, for eai h new .«>nt nicmbei ship, mil- puin! f.ii t'^ch Rftiill renewal an.i one-half point for each student renewal. For :(ii\- combmnnon. to- (Jermans could pn,v« decisive in Store, we have it. l.ewi* lld\\i>.* uiling 2d points, they svill get & AD\'- free niprnhership. GOING HUNGRY! 1 * %f "^** »iw»i»*l* » HAVANA ii'pji I'mon. concern.-, 1 nice Hu.iKin.s. Hijjlil.iiut rifiirral bti.sine .-*.•«. Tli« B bs <>:.ii keae.i :i ; t -,i K. Cuba'a HEART AWARDS Jllnlltv M.l'luii. Klcal li Uo> le MjJ.hjA Diinliip Oleala Nui Waixl; ColUcii l, iuljci 'alugj", d.j^ K Jt <i. \,li, li Diinliip • V.LIIIIC ilicii Uo'lc luaik uij. M.'iilgoiuei y At » puljjlic meeting, tile iiuiou Nral. S«tulh\vest- it U u p I c .1 a reM>hiii'..n lieiUriiig Ed Cleveland, board chairman of the Gray County Heart Association, left, receives 4 certificate of merit from Mrs. R. F- Forsythe, president of the County unit. Gene Imei, trcMUrer, right, has just received his certificate. See story, page 4 (Daily New§ Photo) ern Bell Tel«phu;i« Coiupanv . ti.'.'U t!i« "pan inti,- n~~ •".-•• Harmelme Nolt». Fust National beards atui manes of ha Bank: I. am a Nelson. Ross Rmld- \vhen Fidel Castro'* jf ing Klevatoi : T. C. Ngnen, Santa came out of the hills Jan. 1. Ft Ticket Office • Th« post • revolution*! y new M»y Overall, Levin**; Clydt look ahouid b« finooth rhe*k» and FOU4, f»|» I) j cropped bwr," tif r«*>Juuon said, Agriculture Day Program Held Here By \\ VI.I.V TKl'KSDKM, Dalh \»-«!» Staff Writer , complex and important. "U'e have to know something about your business and the peculianties that "We hnve an honest product to exisi in every depnrtment (if agri- .-ell " Emmeit -J. Dignan told a culture." he said for the bankers ciuwd of 7fj t.iMiiers and ranchers pieser.I Fanners must reali/.« tit iiri Agricultural Day piogrum that they all can't be multi-mil- Wednesday. Di^nan i* vice prcsi- honaiivs "Don't think it's a job dent ot the I'nited States National for George to do. It's n job for Bank. Denver Colo He. was the American agriiulture and if nis' of four speakeis* who discuss- American agriculture isn't going lo» ed the state of agriculture. d,, it. no on« is," he said in eon- (See related jJioto. |ia^« 4) ; T^ie next speaker, Robert G. ____ „ _________ ^^ ____ _^ __ <'herry, Texas A & M agricultural "In our *li,,!e (,«.,! we >""iomiM. observed that eight and .u>Ji t h 'i \ c- ttj i\n an\ !ancv talking in 'i-iiUij( Ilic .Allieluail h.illarv. I(K a * . „..,,-• ^ < I , . - •!-, Bl .jul S..J1), sj.J lhe >\ t >1 jinl a!i Auit-iuj Uevcl- "' opcJ (Jii cred.l." be said Ulel K\i-i\U«h will tf nil !#ht if the\ '11 just Keep their tee!, on the ground, lend lo their own kniltuig, do the best job they can in their f'*'' '•*»'« of the nation- devoted to lhe for puce »uppoit and . leseaich and «x.t«n- C t( II. (i. KKKSKV Or O M. VVaikin*. Tex«4 4 % Dean of Agriculture, consider- I "th« be&t po*»ibJ* way of U-JMU. and h»v» & littif faith in '"« young men to te* firmtsr*." H§ Almighty C.od." conjectured that t« *0*lyii» o| Dignaji said that |Jif financing th* changef tfl*t b»vt t»,ken of -

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