Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 22, 1959 · Page 1
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Thi human rcet It In ffei when tf het tkt ftiattit ef liberty, Pampa Saily WIATHil 0' .v, *cftftef*d turning colcWr. Hlfh 88, tow 40, Serving The Top o' Texas 51 Years VOL. 56—NO. 271 Circulation Certified by A8C Audit PAMPA, TEXAS, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1959 (64 PAGES TODAY) Sunday* TERRY, HINDMAN WIN 54,442 Votes Cast In Courtesy Contest 18 Killed In Flame cross U.S. Saturd Orville ferry, 42, delivery man tot Ideal Laundry, and Mrs. Hattie Hindman, 61, saleswoman irt the ready • to - wear department at Anthony's, are Pampa's "Friendliest, Most . Courteous" man and woman employees. Th* two well-known PampR residents were selected to win the honors as tabulators worked past midnight Friday to o o m- plfcta the count of 54,442 votes f« r «<M different individuals. Voting closed at midnight on Feb. 14 and the vote-counters rolled up their sleeves and dug into stacks upon stacks of ballots. Both Terry and Mrs. Hind- ma.n will receive $50 each and fra.med certificates of merit this week for placing first in the big city - wide contest, sponsored by the Pampa Daily News. Terry, who has resided in Pampa for the past 11 years has been employed by Ideal Steam Laundry and Dry Cleaners for the past four years. Despite his 42 years, Terry is the grandfather of three. He is the father of two sons and three daughters. Terry and his wife Eldred live at 1213 E. Francis. Mrs. Hindman, who has resided in Pampa 4R years Is a faithful employee of 17. years at Anthony's Department Store. She Is married lo a local business man, A. J. Hindman. They re- side at 116 N. Starkweather. All told, the 64-page Dally News today is carrying over 2,800 names in connection with the contest. Besides the two top winners there were many others f o r whom votes piled up dally during the six weeks of balloting. Checkers were kept busy f o r weeks listing the nominees and mailing Courtesy Club mem- borship cards to each. The announcement in today's Daily News is the first hint of the winners of the contest. Even the checkers were not certain who would emerge victorious until they neared the bottom of the great stacks of official ballots. For the names of the next "Top 50" honorable mention winners see page One in Section C of today's paper. Sections C and D also carry the names of 638 Honor Roll employees who have served their various firms from one to 25 or better years. The friendly Gray County and City employees (49* of thenu can also be found listed in today's edition, on pages C-6 and C-7, With the total number of ballots cast totalling 54.442 (over twice the population of Pampa i just proves the pleasant influence Pampa's employees the y exercise in their respective fields of service. ON WHEAT, GOP SAYS Benson's Plan Political Poison! By KKKNARf) BUKNNKIl i I'nlled I'rt-ss International WASHINGTON iL'PI) — Republican soiirc.es said Saturday that ..Secretary of Agriculture Exra Taft Benson's plan t.o solve the wheat .surplus problem by cutting price supports "is political poison" to nearly half the GOP senators facing re - election campaigns. If Congress approves Benson's plan, the secretary told the Sen ate Agriculture Committee, the support price in 1060 would drop lo about SI.GO per bushel on the same allotted acreage. ! His plan calls for dropping controls only after wheat prices reach much lower levels in later years. "If that went through we wouldn't elect anybody at all in wheat areas," one Western Republican. 1 Eleven of the Senate's 34 Republicans are tip for reelection in , I960. Five Andrew F. Schoeppel '(Kan.i, Gordon Allott (Colo.), Carl T. Curtis fNeb.i. Karl K. Mundt (S.D.i, and Henry C. Even sources close to Benson Dworshak (Idaho) -- are from concede the administration could- told United Press Interna " onnl - 'wheat str.tes. n't expect 1 Farmers are growing their 1«59 makers to crop with assurance the govern- siastically. , ment will guarantee a support • price averaging S't.81 a bushel to all growers who comply with acreage ronliols. many We.ile.rn law- greet the plan enthu- 'MOST FRIENDLY FOLK 1 Orville Terry, left, of Ideal Steam Laundry and Mrs. Hattie Hindman, of Anthony's Department Store may not get much work done Monday. They'll be too busy shaking the hands of \vell-wishers. BY EAST & WEST Both have been named winners in Pampa's "Friendliest, Most Courteous" employee contest and will be presented $50 each and framed certificates this week as awards. Macmillan Pleas For Understanding By HKNRV SHAPIRO Unll«d Prew Inlernational • The two chiefs of state plunged, jinto the first of a seines of dis-' Icussioiiff on such world problems. MOSCOW tUPD-British Prim»^ s Berlin and Germany almost Minister Harold Macmillan opened, immediately* after .Macmillan ar- •ummit talta with Niklta S. Khru-l rived aboard a British Co.net jet- •ummii iBUMI M _,.,,„ fop ! liner from Undon to a rigidly ihchev Saturday by appealing fm ; formal weleonie . greater East-West understanding! " u . ..m,,,MU" Khrushchev, in jovial mood, lest the big powers muddle , ^ ^ airport he looked for- their way Into a suicidal war, j war d to "useful talks." Macmil- J llan said his 10-day mission was ! to seen "better understanding" | between the world power blocs. Aggression Would ttr Folly At H Kremlin reception later, ! Macmillan amplified his re- !inark in a speech that ranged 1^ If 11 tl • i generally over major issues and niirinfl RQ liriVP ^reduced them to the basic (ear I/Ml IlltJ V* MllfV < that a war in the nuclear age . J could destroy the world. • ••• - terrible Gray County Gives $12,125 To Polio 9 Drive Chapter. * Th» amount raised last year >12.406.35. Of the total. Pamp* raised $10,388.12. Lefor» accountedWor J558.- 48 »nd McLean totaled 11,178.59. Pampa'» total by division* was 'RS follows: Mothers' March, *3,390.45; mailers, Jl.273-18; street collectiont, »U9t.U; schools, jd-1.33; t*en age activities. $64*46 > orgajiitations, *476.65; miscellaneous $632.77; canisters. 1434.75; coffee day, $417.53; radio- thon, $349.18; individual* and businesses, $135.00. .Smith said that the cooperation of thos« asked to help in the t drivt was outstandijijf aJid stated that th« main responsibility for th* success of th« campaign was due to t*f community chairmen: John GiVas- Pampa; Boyd Beck, and Rev, Gerald Hill, Me- "I wish with all my heart that this competition would cease," he calculated aggression, and I hope that you do not. In modern conditions such aggression, between the givat powers, at least, would be suicidal folly"At the same time it is impossible to hide from out selves the dangvia of a war by miscalculation or by muddle. That indeed would be a calamity for us all"- BakU Of Couddt-uce Macmillan, maktog the iir-it summit contact between East and West smc e the Soviets set May 27 as the deadline for Allied withdrawal from West Berlin, stressed the need for "som« basis of confidence.'' To Khrushchev's economic challenge to the West, he deflated that it is this Kind of competition January Sales Are Up AUSTIN il'Pli -- January., usually a bad month for tetailj .sales,'was marked by a 6 per cent! increase in business this year. the. ; University of Texas Bureau of Business Research said Saturday. ; Texas' retail stoie aales totaled $972,300.000 during January, the bureau said. While favorable for the "inventory month." the sales percentage was a 38 per cent drop from the December total. : Sales of durable good.s were reported 1? per cent below the 'previous month, but showed an increase of 11 per cent over Jan-j juary, 1958. Non-durable goc.ds declined -15 per cent from December, but were up •! per cent above: last January's bush-ess Sale* Kxcewl War Ago With January sales adjusted for seasonal factors, the bureau estimated 1959's total annual dollar retail sales were more than 22 million dollars above 1958 sales. The preliminary January' index of state retail sales was one point below the revised December index and two points above the average month last year The buieaii said the durable goods index remained unchanged from December. but climbed three points above last year's average month. The non'durable goods index dropped one point from Decem- bei but gained two points on the aveiage montl} for 1958. This is "Courtesy Week"! This is the week designated to honor those most im- jx>rtant human cogs who keep the daily wheels of Pampa's business activity smoothly turning. And so—this edition is dedicated to "Saluting the employees"! To fully dramatize the importance of the personnel, just one question need be asked: "Were all the persons, the employees, of every office and place of business to be absent from work the same day—just 'what would happen' to Pampa's total business volume that same day?" Conservative estimates mean that over 90" 0 of the total business volume could not be transacted. In all business, fundamentally, we are dealing with people. The personal element has been so important since the first business was established. One of America's business lecturers said: "People like to trade where they know folks. They would rather trade where they kno'w and where they like the store folks." To the receptionists and stenographers with their warm smiles and cheerful greetings; to those oftentimes-unseen bookkeepers whose careful work has an expressed meaning; to the sales people with their friendly, courteous efforts to satisfy the customers' whims and fancies of present and come-back-again patronage; to the waitresses whose service and friendly words add savor to the meal; to the bank (filers with their personal interest in all and their cheerfulness; to the service men and women who know that it's a little job well-done today which grows into that big job of tomorrow; to the cashiers who give such-a-nicv "thank you" with one's money change and cause that immediate reaction of "they always treat me so nice here"; to the managers who make customers feel comfortably at ease and genuinely welcome with their sincere words and attentive manner- to the delivery men, the barbers, the beauty operators yes, and to all those of one hundred and one other important employed occupations . . , this edition is a signal salute to—YOU! ., T'liin Cutting supports in 1960 without expanding acreage would mean less income for wheat growers, one. of Benfon's associates pointed out. He said "it will be very difficult lor Republican congressmen in wheat areas to run with Ezra's picture on their cheats." Schoeppel said In an Interview that there is ";i lot of dis-satiR- faction in my area" over the Benson proposals, "and properly so." Mundt said the plan is "so completely inadequate it will never pass the Congress." Whatever Congress does or doesn't do about Wheat, Mundt said emphatically, will be determined by the top - heavy Democratic majority. "This in not a Congress in which a Republican can get a hill passed," h« observed. CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS Vincent W. Flaherty, Pumpa's first announced caudldiiitf for ninyor, staled he \va» withdrawing from the mce Suturiliiy. KlnhiTly, a S9 .vear-oUl ° i I field trwkcr, 1<>I<I the Daily News he felt the job "uoulil he n little more than 1 could handle." The Piiniim man's withdrawal again brought the number of filing* twtck to zero. Present .Mayor Lynn Koyit, now In his second term, has announced hr Mill not become a candidate for another term. Kiting* cl"sr .March 7, and municipal eli-clinn» will h« held April ". If it mines from a hardware »U>r« HP have it. I.euU Hardware. Adv. Pl'SHEn HECOKDS—Robert I.. Lindeloff of Skokie, III., president of tin- Music Operator* of northern Illinois, (old the Senate, Rackets Committee In Washington that Chicago mobsters once "pushed" records of popular linger Tommy Leonetti to try nnd make them hit songs. Major Record Firms Might Help Break Up 'Juke' Racket Ry DICK \VKST I'iill>'d Press International WASHINGTON iCPl'- The Senate Racluts Committee invi'ed major record companies Saturday to help break the underworld's grip on !he juke box business by cutting off supplies to a gangster-; controlled distributor in Chicago. Chairman John L. McCle'lan fP-Ark.i (old reporters "it is difficult to .see hou- they can continue to <i<> business with an operation of that nature." He. referred to the Lormar Distributing Co., which was described in testimony as grad'Mlly squefwng out other wholesale- record firms through mobster pres- suie on juke box opeators, who buy the records, ly»mar Is owned by Cli-nles English, who was Identified by the rommitte« nsr a lieutenant of Sam iMooney* fliancana. a kingpin in the latt-'r-day tnob originally es- tablislvd by Ai Capone. \ViMi.-.--i-s testified that. LOI Dial- has grabbed off !iO per cent of niie competitor's business even though it charges a nicke! apiece more for records. .Some operators said they were icquned to buy ,Vi to •«) per cent of their re cods from L«rmar. School Contracts Awarded Here Tl»e general contract for an addition to H- M. Baker K I e- ineniary School wa» l»'t Ui U«e Jiilin Mo»i» C'<in»tructi<iii C o in- pany of AmarUlo late friday on a law bid of $85,1M). Hie 1-. H- Sullins Plumbing Company of Pampa Wd Sl8,6'i'J for the we- cliiiiiical contract and the Electric Supply foiupauy. Pampa. bid J1.3.W for the electrical coo- tract. .il Jh* »4Mie Unu-, contract* Were lei for tlit- cunstrucliuJi of » Hijjjh School nn-tal auU \«c«- Uoujt agrlcultuif *liop. T h» geiicral contract \va$ l* fc t tti the -Noruiaii JrYuUull Cuiiilructitm C'ompiMty ol AuujrlHo for $43,541. Ttt* School Hoard iwe*pt.*<l ttlteruutf of $639, cut- Ui« coot to Sti.Mi. The bureau said several retail Imes did not share in the 6 pet- cent increase in gales from January 1958 to 1959 Farm imp!*' ment dcalcis dlopped 10 per cent from the same month 9 yeai ago, unclassified acparel stores de- contract lor HI, 150 aa«J *H*etrU; Supl'lj received tin? contract 00 * bid oi * eral up (or llw BaUer W i W l'o«J »«d WlrU, W7,02'i. For tlif High Scho"! .Shop cunt ract, \V4\V bid Sll,ui:< and E. W. llog»n, >(",• WHI. Tlif Baker Addition, designed by t'autrell and Company Architect*, Inc. of Painpa. feature* iix ttdditlonal clatsroom* and « new cafeteria. The High School Shop w»* designed by the Pampa firm of Moore ami Hollar. Following the letting, trustees of the Pumpa Independent School District »*l » S f h o o 1 Hoard election for April 1. Ke>. Ho»«r and .J. M. Nation »nuouuc- eU that they v»ouid run for re election. Tb» election judge v»tll be UeU-u Mcar*, »»*ls.ted by Ar tbur Huiikiu. Homer Craig. M-IIIMI! bu.vUie»,» inaiiagt'r. recouimeuilcd th*l a. $'i(W a rjioiith contract (or Khool us* of Ibw City la* roll* b* r* uewed. \ inotion to that effect p»i»ed. Craig also Imitril the tr 'iol ;iii|>priiiteaileiit Ki'Wril to 4 meeting of the Hub Thursday at which Pul>li«. s>cu««.! VV »•», will b« « k. MILLIONS LOANED It-ving Mishel of Brooklyn, N. V.. who was brought to Washington from an unriisriosod prison, testified before the Senate Rackets Committee that New York juko box operators have loaned millions of dollars to leading underworld figures in gair >!ing. prostitution and nart-otics Mishel is serving tirm- on a stolen stock ceruficaif case. Home Fires Claim Lives Of 14 Kids t'nftcd Prem International , At least; 18 persons, inclttd- ] ing 14 children, died Saturday in fires that swept their homes. „ Most of the blazes occurred if) the East and Northeast. At Crisfield. Md.. five children {jjjed in a fire, while four young;- i'ifcrs perished in a blaze in Bos- lion. Another fire at Hanson, JMass., killed three children, and jone at Los Angeles claimed the lives of two brothers. j At Crisfield, Mrl., the five children of Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Miles perished when they were, (rapped by flames on the second floor of their frame home in th« Bast Coast fishing community. Mrs. Lucy Miles, whose husband was not at home! jumped to 'safety and said she was unable to 'reach her children in the rnpid spreading blaze. The children ranged in age from 3 weeks to 10 years. i Space Healer Explodes i At'Boston, the children of Mr. and Mrs. Orland Walk-ins, rnnginjr in age Irom 14 months to 12 years, were trapped when a space heater exploded near their beds in the living room. A fifth child WHS rescued. Mrs. Wat kins said the explosion occurred as she and her husband were arguing about family finances. The victims of the Hanson, Mass, blaze were from a family of It . i children. The father of the three : victims. Hit-hard Sullivan. was alone with the children when th« fire raced through their isolated farm house. Sullivan was a hi* to raise a ladder to «ave eichl of his children, but the tluee ajred .'i. 5 and 9 Perished in their second floor bedroom. Four of Sullivan'* other children were hospitalized, while a fifth was treated for burns. Some Were Lucky At i Los Angeles, Mrs. Canr i Gomez returned home, to watch helplessly as a fire --• believed started by a ciearet -•• claimed the lives of her sons, David. 3, and Joseph, i. The body of Rudolph Rodriguez, 21. with whom the mother argued before leaving the one-story frame house, also was found in the debris. Mrs. Gomez was estranged from her husband. In other fire*, a fireman, Lt. Joseph L. Rock, 43. died while fighting a blaze in a Lynn, M.I**., tenement from which nine persona (See FIRKS, PaK* A-3) 150 C-C Members Slated To Attend February Luncheon One hundred and fifty Chamber of Commerce members have made reservations for a February Membeiship Luncheon, according Kv F, O Wedgevvoilh. manager o( the Pampa Chambei. The lu' 1 •')• eon will take pin* e in the City Hall Palm Room at noon Monctav. ; The proRiam will be presented by a pnnel of nine P«mp:«ns w'loi 'aUended H VS Cliamher of Cmn- merce sponsored Aiic;ule M^->t''1 •in Colorado Spiinss. CoUi. last week Reports will be heard f<om ', Don Cain. E L. Heivicivvn. Don • Beainon and W. A. MO'IJHM ; Canu-nm Mai ah. rhairm'in of the local Chamb"r'.s r.e'ri«U!i>'9 and Natmsial Affair* dnimUt»\ will seive .»s modeiaUu, Oth" •* '«eiving on the panel aie Bill ard Rob Lemons. Calvin Wiiatlev afd Bob RasmuBsen. The pane! w'll hit the highlights of the Colon' ! o Springs Aircade. a workshop on i business legislation facing the *6>,ii Congress. Waiien Hasse, Chamber Pies!- rtfut. will pieside at the meeting. .An invocation will b* given bv the Rev Willian: K West, rector O* St. Matthew'* Hpiscopal Church. * * * Breeders Will Meet 1 On Mondov Director* of the North Plain »nd Top O' Texas Hereford er» Associations will bold a meeting in the Chambe* of m*ne Office following twwhwa the P*lm Room Moadsy Final detail* W} tj£ Show #n4 9*lf '" "-'" , dent wf tb* Top a* T«!»M

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