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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - October 12, 1954, Galveston, Texas CHICKEN SEAFOODS Boom For Partial HILLS CAFE 15th A Ph 54323 TIMS Ih Cnt and Thirteenth Year of Public Service fo and the Mainland W L MOODY CO BANKERS ESTABLISHED Milk to IB HirlcK to oar for 88 Two per cent on ESTABLISHED 1842 SALVESTON TEXAS TUESDAY OCTOBER 12 1954 Vol 113 No 185 May Not Prosecute Educator Vice Principal Is Charged by Mother Of Local Student J E Brantley 2715 avenue Ptt does not wish Vice Principal Franklin King's case prosecuted it was learned Monday from re- liable sources who insisted on anonymity Asked whether the true Mrs Brantley said Monday I couldn't tell you Questioned further she stated I won't make any statement at all King vice principal of Stephen F Austin Junior High School was charged last Wednesday assault on a minor and bound over to the grand jury lowing a preliminary hearing Thursday in Justice Court The charge was brought by Mrs Brantley who claimed King had beaten her son with a board King was released under no bond by Justice of the Peace James L McKenna Sold He Hit Girl The vice principal said the boy was punished after he shoved one child into another hurting both and also after striking a girl in the mouth with his fist King said the boy was insolent and punished only after he been brought to his office two times during the morning recess Local school officials said they were behind King and Principal Frank C Johnson said I have the utmost confidence in King's tive ability and his judgment in dealing with children Support of The Teachers Classroom tion at Stephen F Austin drew up a resolution commending the vice principal for his prompt action In handling the situation LOCAL CLUB HONORED The Galveston Exchange Club was presented the Leland Hamner Extension trophy Monday at ceremonies at the Jean Latitte hotel The presentation was made by Dr Irwin Melsler second from right president of the McGregor Park Exchange Club of Houston The trophy was received by Boger Beane local past president second from right Jack Bissell district governor center made the presentation address At the extreme left Is Fletcher Harris Jr president and at right Fletcher C Young EXCHANGERS GET TROPHY Honor For Local Club The Galveston Exchange was presented the Leland Hamner Ex- tension Trophy Monday at monies at Uie Jean Lafitte hotel with the presentation address made by Jack Bissell district governor Dr Irwin Meisler president of the McGregor Park Exchange Club In Houston made the actual Legal authorities stated Only three clubs In Texas have that It is Impossible for Mrs Brantley to withdraw her charge against King It Is no longer her prerogative to decide what shall be the out- they explained Once the case comes before a Brand jury the evidence must be heard The matter has become the property of the state one man The most Mrs Brantley can do Is appear before the grand Jury and state she does not wish to prefer that is her de- authority added But Monday night when about the reports that there will be no prosecution Mrs ley said No such statement has been made qualified for the extension trophy this year with Galveston holding the trophy for four months and McGregor Park club and the tin Exchange Club the trophy holders the remainder of the year It was explained by Fletcher ris Jr Exchange Club president the trophy is a trophy presented each year to the clubs demonstrating outstanding work In extension for the National Exchange Club Galveston qualified for the award by sponsoring the organization ot the Texas City Exchange Clut which is now an active civic club Harris said cup was received by President Roger Beane undei ON TC DISASTER Suit Trial Begins Here A jury and two nates were Impaneled here day morning and then attorneys began delving Into the Texas City Terminal Railway Company's suit for million against 10 explosion fire Insurance companies arising from the 1947 disaster And Indications were the jurors and the attorneys would be in their same places nt the federal room in the Poet building president and general manager H J Mikeska was lost In the blast and that he was named acting head immediately and president and general manager officially in February 1948 Shirley Introduced for evidence various pictures alleging to show the terminal railway's facilities prior to the explosion and asked Sandberg for confirmation of them The explosion companies being sued have claimed the April whose administration the Texas City club was sponsored Serving as chairman of the extension com- were Ted Waterman aud C A Brown Present also at the meeting were Representatives elect Aaron Schwartz and Jean Hosey who gave a report In the 11 amendments to be voted upon by qualified ers at the general election Nov 2 The Rev Fred Button was as the newest member of the local Exchange Club The National Exchange club con- sists of approximately 1500 chapters with more than members Present officers are Harris dent jack Miller vice president Charles Brown secretary and George Sanderson treasurer Riot Strikes Dakota Prison Say Inmates Unhappy With Radio Programs SIOUX FALLS S D Oct 11 OB prisoners of the South Dakota State Penitentiary here be- gan rioting tonight and a Sioux Falls police officer at the scene said the convicts were holding two or three guards as hostages Six of the convicts were taken to hospitals here soon after the rioting broke out Hospital dants said two of the six had heart attacks one had a broken nose and another had been cut by flying glass The disturbance started In the dining room when prisoners began smashing dishes The convicts were herded back to hallways of their cell blocks where they con- breaking windows Gov Anderson told The Associated Press he had talked by telephone to Deputy Warden liam Knutson and was told the guard hostages were not being 1947 disaster was due to fire Knutson told the governor for Ion time as iro companies have contended the guards were sitting and lor a long time as as three months Preston Shirley of Galveston at- torney for the railway company would not estimate the length of was the cause of damage What Responsible It will be up to the jurors to decide what was responsible for the trial but he say It looks Ithe blast and which companies as If It's going to be a slow any are liable cess I Joe Ingraham is presiding After the jurors were selected jon the bench his first federal case and sworn In Shirley began his here since his recent appointment case first witness was W H Sandberg general manager of He Bald the plan of the court Is to hold sessions from to Wharves who was vice p.m Monday through and of the of each week City facility nt the time of the He named the 10 companies being catastrophe Sandberg explained that the AND WARM for and by the terminal railway as tho American Equitable Assurance Co of New York the Colonial surance Co of Philadelphia Aetna Insurance Co American Insurance Co National Fire Insurance Norwich Fire Insurance Co elers Insurance Co Yorkshire Fire In the cells where inmates took them Estimates on the number of con- victs in the prison range from 400 to 500 The governor said he asked Chief W J Goetz of the state highway patrol to send all available men to the prison He also asked AUy Gen Ralph Dunham to all available law agents to tha scene Gov Anderson said he had Turn to Pago i See FIVE Mosquito Strategy Suggested Chicago Crippled by Rains COUNTY ATTORNEY PROMISES Damage Is Set At Million 1 Known Dead 700 Flee Residences After Record Deluge More Rain Forecast CHICAGO Oct 11 rain beat down again today on staggered by its under the law which Is 10 worst deluge in 69 years A weekend downpour that ured more than half a foot caused damage estimated at 10 million dollars in the city alone More than 700 persons most of them in the suburbs fled flooded homes but only one death was reported Transportation was scrambled Huge industrial plants curtailed or suspended operations and employes were idle The rain held off during the morning and thousands joined in the tremendous mop-up task But in the afternoon the rain re- It was in temperature and significance More In Prospect The TJ S Weather Bureau which failed to forecast the crippling rain of Saturday and Sunday said there would be showers and Monday afternoon and night and again Tuesday after- noon Showers also are likely lor Wednesday During the the rain was measured at 6.24 inches on the official gauge at the Midway port At Blue Island a suburb south of Chicago it measured 9.75 inches It raised the October rainfall to inches a record tor the month And it already was the wettest month in Chicago since 11.28 Inches were recorded Flood waters knocked out two generating plants of the wealth Edison Co As a result of the electric power shortage 17 large industrial plants closed or reduced operations and workers went home to pump out basements or drain their lawns Ask Power Cnt Back The utility company asked 250 large users of electric current in northern Illinois to cut down their use of power by 50 per cent A spokesman for the firm said service may not be restored to full normal volume for two weeks The overflow from the Chicago River flooded the basements of the Chicago Post Office and the ago Daily News Building The big Union Station also was Inundated Parcels floated in the dark waters Four railroads out of the Union lington Milwaukee and Gulf bile Ohio Trains were diverted to other terminals or loaded and dis- charged their passengers at ing stations About inbound commuters left their trains at dry spots out- side the Loop and made the last laps of their trips by bus or trolley Firemen Overcome Eight firemen operating gasoline the Union Station were overcome by fumes Six were given oxygen and returned to their jobs Two were taken to a pital The one death reported was that of Patrick McNichols 51 found dead in his inundated basement apartment on the West Side Sen Douglas telegraphed to President Eisenhower a request to provide emergency funds for disaster relief in the Chicago area A firo boat and two fire engines Turn to Pago 2 See ONE cloudy and warm insurance vo r ire J Insurance Co Pacific Fire ance Co nnd the United States Fire Insurance Co Houston Lawyer About million Is being sought widely scattered daytime High Tuesday near 87 Moderate to locally fresh IS to 24 miles hour ly winds SUN MOON AND TIDES FOR Oct 12 1054 IMS p.m p.m p.m AND data for 24 p.m CHT Oct II IBM uio ruin fnn Ban tin IKI 87 HI no txi 74 71 73 74 nun Mi High Low 75 M in nn Rl Nnw RS 73 47 18 Nrw 14 70 M 711 43 117 sn M 73 Pun 70 47 Huron nil 74 in M lift II Wy 70 nn Sll fit xn NO 10 Official from the American Equitable surance Co and Colonial ance Co who are represented at tho trial by Austin Bryan of ton The other Insurance companies am represented by R B Meeting to Discuss Strike Here Today Representatives uf AFL makers and in five states will meet nt 2 p.m Tuesday er a series of meetings at Beau- mont The South Central Employers sociation agreed to the pay raise Campaign County Attorney Johnson Jr Monday promised a war on- the narcotics traffic also on the sale of intoxicating liquor to minors In a vigorously worded statement Johnson said he 1 ask for the maximum years in the penitentiary in cotics cases 2 close and padlock taverns and barrooms whose employes are caught selling narcotics 3 Institute injunction against tavern and room operators who allow narcotic addicts or peddlers to come into their establishments 4 vigorously prosecute any man or woman who sells intoxicating liquor of any kind to a minor and In addition will padlock in which intoxicating uor is sold to minors Johnson's statement is as I made a pledge to the people of Galveston county that if I was elected county attorney that I would make every effort to rid Galveston county of those engaged in the narcotics traffic This is a warning to addicts as well as to those engaged in the narcotics traffic that you had better leave Galveston county because sooner or later I will have the evidence against you and that I intend if the evidence is sufficient to for the maximum penalty under the law which is 10 years in the penitentiary and for those caught and convicted under the of unlawful sale or possession of barbiturates ants can be punished by a fine up to or by a sentence of not less than 30 days and up to two years In jail or by both fine and jail sentence will cooperate with me In returning indictments against those charged with possession or sale of ics I have also been assured by all the law enforcement officers that they will cooperate with me in every way in this matter I further want to warn all tavern owners and all barroom operators that If any one of their employes is caught with or caught selling any narcotics on the pre- mises I will not only prosecute such plan or woman but I will see that the tavern or room is closed and padlocked At an East End tavern the other day a bartender was arrested Two to Five Tears Conviction on a charge for second offense of unlawful sion or sale of barbiturates carries a penalty of two to five years in the penitentiary I have assured that the and charged with the possession of marihuana and heroin and he was promptly bound over to the grand jury and I have notified the uor Control Board to close his place permanently and it will be closed I want every tavern owner and barroom operator not to allow any person in their places that is an addict or any person that they know or believe or suspect to be engaged in narcotics traffic If they do permit such persons to loiter around their places and to engage in the selling of Turn to Page 2 See TWO ONE MONTH WEDNESDAY Water Audit Still Going Possibility that the audit of the city waterworks books would be completed this week by the special accounting firm employed by the city it was indicated by Water- works Commissioner Marshall Neel Jr Monday Officials of the auditing firm told McNeel Sept 30 that it would take 11 more days te complete the work McNeel relayed this report to the board of commissioners Under this computation day would round out 11 days since the waterworks department is closed on Saturdays and Sundays Taking Long Time McNeel was questioned at the length of time the auditors have present grand jury now in session taken to audit the books since Chamber Slated Wednesday Predictions are that the big Chamber of Commerce fellowship and round-up night at the Buccaneer tel will be the most successful in the history of the organization E S Holliday general manager said Monday With the deadline for tions closing noon Tuesday bers contemplating attending the unique western party are urged to advise chamber headquarters The fellowship meeting held an- to promote a spirit of among members will also honor Willard P Crone district engineer of the Corps of Walter H Sandberg Is chairman of arrangements A large number of heads of Mainland industries will also be special guests Invitations sent out by the Italy Continues Hunt For Cargo Boat Crew ROME naval vessels and planes continued today with little hope their search for a small cargo boat and her crew of eight feared lost in last week's sudden storm In the Tyrrhenian Sea There has been no word or sign of the vessel the ber feature the covered wagon and stress the informality of the occasion and that it is for stags only Members are urged to wear Western or sports attire A social hour is slated for p.m following which dinner will be served from the proverbial chuck wagon consisting of real barbecue and trimmings The entertainment program Is scheduled at p.m with Utah Carl and his band dispensing billy music and Marge er vocalist rendering several lections David H Nathan chamber dent will the members and visitors Several surprising features will be introduced during the Jan 1 several citizens claiming that the work should have been completed before this The commissioner said he re- alizes that the work has extended beyond the original estimated time but that the audit is covering con- detail Previously McNeel reported that the auditors had uncovered a age of approximately in the waterworks accounts and were en- to determine how the shortage occurred McNeel said Monday he not know whether the accountants would be able to put a filler on the person or persons directly re- sponsible for the shortages How It Occurred However they will be able to tell us how the shortage occurred and when and it will not be cult for us to trace the McNeel said Some time ago the commissioner explained that the city employes were under a blanket bond carried by the American Indemnity Co and if the responsibility is pointed the company will be re- quired to pay the amount of the bonds to the city Prosecution would to the bonding he added One Month When the audit of the water- works books was started on Sept 13 It was thought that checking of these accounts would be com- within a week Wednesday will be a month that the auditors are at work Three auditors were on the Job originally but recently the number was increased to four The auditors are paid on a diem basis an hour for senior and and an for junior accountants j McNeel said he did not Program Is Advocated Officials of South Texas Association Appear at Meeting By STANLEY E BABB Staff Writer A program extending all the way from Brownsville to Drange is the only effective way that mosquito control can be achieved In this section of the state That is what the county court was told Monday by Joe Field of the South Texas quito Control Association Mosquito control should be on an rather than a wide Prichard told the court He appeared together with J J Barclay to explain to the court work of the association which ic said is a non-profit ion Fogging Program In discussing mosquito control work In general said that a program is effective only under proper meteorological tions and has to be done when mosquitoes are swarming Galveston county doesn't have too much of a mosquito problem on the he said Take care of that swamp area around Texas City and you've whipped the quito problem on Galveston land He cited a county In Florida In which property valuations jumped from to In two years due to a mosquito control problem South Texas Group He suggested that Galveston county should have a couple of men on the board of directors of the South Texas Mosquito Control Association County Judge Theodore R inson assured both Prichard and Barclay that the county will make a study of the work of the tion Neither nor Barclay asked the court to take any Turn to Page 2 See THREE Court Action Seen on San Luis Road whether a report would be sented by the auditors at the com- program Holliday said day missioners board meeting Hurricane Hazel Veers Toward Haiti MIAMI Oct 11 cane Hazel reversed Its field day and headed for Haiti of the nation The hurricane was about 210 miles south of the big U.S naval base at Bay Storm warnings were raised from populated land of the voo doo Santiago De Cuba to Point on where destructive winds were the south coast and from Point m i nt the Jack Tar hotel In another but not to contributing to the to settle the current fare fund old strike The meeting has been called at co since Wednesday when she sailed from Naples bound Sardinia She was due In Cagliari Friday It was feared the craft went down In the same storm that sank a small Italian fishing vessel and drowned Its crew of four about 10 miles off last week to strike on the day its discoverer Columbus At 4 p.m cst the hurricane powered by 115 winds was placed 200 miles southwest of Port Au Prince tain capital and headed for it at a forward speed of eight miles an Cousins W C Thompson request of federal mediator J W Some 3000 In as Oklahoma Arkansas Louisiana and Now Mexico including 175 ton of Houston nnd Dal las None of the Jurors nro from find only ono Is from City The 14 mnn mostly farmers will he paid a dny plus SR n dny subsistence or 7 cents n mile trans- dally to and from their homes whichever Is tho lesser amount Thn jurors Frank Macha rice farmer O V Jr Simon City A K nnd Turn to Pago 2 FOUR In this area walked off Jobs Inst Monday stopping trial construction Construction halted nt the bldn A Carbon Chemicals Co Pan American Refining Corp nnd Chemical Co In Texas City Tho strike has affected some other workers who to cross lines In the for n hourly boost nnd a 7 4 cents contribution to union's welfare fund broke oil Sept 25 FUND BULLETIN You Can Help Cancer Fight AVn hope rach and every rrader WP need your Our problem U Cancer AVc receive all of our money from iho Fund to fight through research treatment and education Every man or woman sharing part of their monthly pay chock with the United Fund helps In our fight against Cancer The few cents that come from each dollar contributed might seem very little but riven month after month they amount to HVM saved for rnn bo cured If In time Your your fair gift will mean that this many will hn One may he yours nr ono of your loved YOUB AMERICAN SOCIETY hour Winds should reach hurricane force over western Haiti and ex- treme eastern Cuba during the night the Miami weather bureau said and precautions also should be taken In the southeastern Ba- hamas for possible gale to cane winds late Monday night and Maisl to Puerto Padre on the north coast But the S million mostly Negro inhabitants of Haiti may be in for serious Davis added The square mile republic has mountains up to feet high and when the hurricane rains start cascading down them flash floods could cause grave danger Destructive winds huge tides and heavy rains were expected to start pelting Haiti and tho ing Dominican Republic on the same Island Monday night Full fury of the storm vas ed during Tuesday the date of Columbus landing on The next 12 to 14 hours said a San Salvador in 1942 Ho Miami forecaster will be critical in determining whether the storm also will affect the Bahamas and eastern seaboard of the United States Hazel already had gone about more than 100 degrees from Its earlier westerly course If the swing continues northerly there crerl o r Hither the Island occupied by Haiti and Dominica tho same year Columbus called the Island with its luxuriant vegetation and mountains the fairest land I've over But Haiti Its untapped resources nnd good chance It will turn out Rood climate and poll hns into the said Forecaster Walter Davis In hurricane warnings hoisted in tho eastern halt a poverty stricken land of violence nnd superstition Mony of Its Inhabitants live in terror of or black magic Institution of condemnation to secure right of way for the San Luis Pass road was by the county ers court at a meeting Monday afternoon This action was taken by the court on motion of Mrs D J mini commissioner of Island precinct and on recommendation of County Engineer D V De quale In a letter to the court the county engineer stated that F W Schaper right of way agent on the road has been unsuccessful in curing right of way through erty described as the Maco art Estate Harry I Melcer F J Herbelin et al and Skarke and Nelson properties Last week the county engineer reported about half of the right of way needed for this road has ready been to the county by the land owners The road will extend from the end of the present Stewart road down the island to San Luis Pass County officials are hopeful that eventually a bridge or a ferry will be put in operation across San Luis Pass link In a road ing to Freeport INTEREST The trying of your faith worketh patience James Tho doctors said Your heart is bad So he gave up Job he had Ten years ago to try and live A quiet life they did not Him but 6 months no games nor stairs No business nor In- affairs To tax his heart and so he takes To baking friends fine birthday keeps his Interest un thin ho Is still today C
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