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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - February 28, 1958, Galveston, Texas For Leisurely Dining VISIT Crow's Restaurant Beach Pleasant Atmosphere Attentive Service Good Food Is Our Texas Oldest Its One Hundred and Sixteenth Year of Public Service to Galveston Island and the Mainland W L MOODY CO BANKERS UNINCORPORATED 1866 The flnt hunk In with drive-In Responsibility over In to our for 12 yean Two per cent payment on accounts ESTABLISHED 1842 f PRICE GALVESTON TEXAS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28 1958 PRICE Vol 116 No 324 85 City Lots Up For Lease Home Camp Sites Are On West Side of Airport Eighty five lots north be leased on the basis of louth of the crash basin on the j to per waterfront foot per west side of the Municipal port are now available for lease City Attorney James II Phipps chairman of the Galveston A i j port Commission announced j Thursday j The property will be available under a lease With option of renewal Phipps said the properly basis year This averages ly a year the official said He said an office will be on the airport property during March from Monday s Fridays 9 to 12 p.m where applications for leases may he filed Process Applications The applications will be p r o- cessed the first week in April Phipps asked that first second and third choices be listed by applicants so if one lot has ready been leased they may obtain a second or third choice Phipps said the area will mit Galvestonians to obtain a t- tractive sites for home or camp sites Approval of the plat and action of the airport commission was given by the board of city enacted providing for the miss loners tion of the rank of detective in questioned if the the police department to insure property be needed by permanency for career he government for expansion of was submitted to the board jts defense needs declared h e Ordinance On Detective Rank Asked A request that an ordinance be the civil service commission Another ordinance request fd by the commission asked amendment of the civil service rules for standards of height and weight for nnd firemen The requests signed by three members of the civil doesn't believe the government will have any further use of the airport Phipps said there will be tain restrictions pointing out that a used building is transported the to the airport property it must ice commission were presented to the board by Edward chairman Van D Mercer and Herbert E Schmidt the other two board were also present The letter and proposed be covered by a substantial new material Improvement must con- code MRS A leaves her home in Victoria Tex as flood waters from the Guadalupe River poured into this sub- division The flood drove 350 persons from their homes The weather bureau said 103 needed assistance Lukovich Says City Permits Monopoly BY LILLIAN E HERZ News Staff Writer Charges that the city was a monopoly in the ation of but one taxicab com- pany for white citizens here and form to the city buildin he said 36 On North j being throttled were Of the 85 lots to be available j made by former Police and Fire hat free enterprise and are located north of the crash nances were referred to Police basin and 49 south and Fire Commissioner Walter B Rourke for recommendations Mayor George and other board members asked that the board be given time to study the ordinances asked that the bers of civil service be- given an opportunity tn sit in with board to discuss phases of the ordinances but Rourke there were matters he wished to dis- cuss with the members of board nnd he would make his port next Thursday In presenting the tions nf the civil service sion said that the re- nf the cnm minion were In line with the of the law bv the nf detective n separate j inn if would imun permanency I for the officer and provide n j Tie lots average 75 feet i n width and from 200 to 500 or 600 feet in depth Water and sewer lines have been installed to the area the airport commission furnishing he pipe with city crews installing the mains Phipps explained the airport subdivision does not run near the Perry property on which has been in dispute Commissioner Ambrose Luko vich as attorney for Robert and Kesel Thursday before city commissioners Despite a lengthy hearing i n The Yellow Cab Company which was charged by Lukovich as monopolizing operation in Galveston was represented by Charles G Dibrell Jr It is owned by L A who was pre- sent and who was questioned by the board Deputy Killed Asking About Child For Sale Massive Snow Storm Rages Over Prairie Another Tornado Causes Injuries Damage in Florida By UNITED PRESS A huge storm system swept a blinding blizzard across the ern prairies Thursday and hit the Southland with a new tornado The blizzard raged without check from Kansas northward It had already dumped eight inches of snow on parts of North Dakota closed schools by the score in Kansas and brought highway travel to a A zero cold wave moved in on the heels of the snow Minot bore the brunt of blizzard Hardly a wheel was turning on highways leading into city bus and air travel were halted and the town was rounded on all sides by deep growing snow drifts Snow plows were ordered off the roads until the end of the storm A new tornado crashed its way the Southland cutting through an area near Defuniak i Springs Fla members of City Attorney James H Phipps jone family were injured when told the board a hearing was cement tile block home was Jan Ifi and that evidence was submitted both favoring and op- posing the application He e the city ordinances re- which charges and counter that provisions be ges were made the upheld to and that evidence be the previous of Police and Fire Commissioner Walter B Rourke Jr and Chief of Police 0 Fi of taxicabs that the application of the brothers to operate four taxicabs be denied IT i Economist Favors Income Tax Cut to Halt Business Dip submitted as to the need for additional taxicab services and the financial responsibility of the j applicant It further declares said the type of equipment color scheme of the cars and whether there would be increased traffic I congestion through the operation i of additional cars Not Needed Phipps said Henson in his By FORREST LORD News Staff Writer A Columbia University ist visiting here believes a federal tnx bv June 1 would Hc said the civil board j buying and reverse the lifter nMhc of conditions Dr R H Heckhart professor nf banking at the university or lecturer and world traveler paid in an interview the present recession is world-wide ns it was in the early thirties and cannot be cured without a corresponding improvement in other lands Present and taking part in the dinner discussions at the cation of fed that de- fi el have individual nnd contribute in n stable police Ii below that of sergeant Amendment nf article nf rule 37 of UK rules and nf the police department was re- quested tn ns the spending of large federal funds in civil works of all kinds and a third an increase chases of foreign made to stimulate production abroad and j of inspector of taxicabs found that the public need does not require additional taxicab service and that he was not con- of the financial ability of operate He said Henson was not convinced th levelled Elsewhere in Florida high winds crumpled a huge tele- vision tower at Panama City and knocked buildings off their at Crestview and Quincy Many areas were without power for several hours The Florida twister was a quel to more than a dozen which ripped Mississippi and Louisiana Wednesday night killing at least 12 persons and in- juring 130 Forecasters warned the p tornado barrage was not over More twisters along with ful thunderstorms were expected in extreme northeastern Georgia and most of southern South lina Turn to Page 2 See THREE PARENTS FACE CHARGES IF KIDS HAVE STOLEN ARTICLES Chief Juvenile Officer John Kaiser Thursday warned parents of Galveston youth they are subject to criminal charges Jf stolen auto accessories are found in their children's possession Kaiser advised parents to check their youngster's car for stolen accessories before the police pick them up At the same time he warned juveniles to use caution in ing such accessories as hubcaps fender skirts tires wheels rors and aerials Buy them from reliable places of Kaiser suggested so you will have proof to show where you bought them Think before you try to steal something off an he added You may get killed The citizens of Galveston are very angry about losing their auto accessories and they are ready to take a shot at you when they see you fooling around their car Kaiser's warning followed the arrest of four Galveston boys Monday on charges they took part in a wave of thefts here during the past two months Juvenile officers recovered most of the loot Splash Days to Be Community Pageant Kyle Gillespie and John Cann co-chairmen of the 1958 Splash Days said Thursday they intend to make the huge event a community project Our goal this year for Splash Days is to make it a ity pageant in which every and every business man shall Gillespie told the board of directors of the Greater Galveston Beach tion at a meeting in the Jean fitte hotel Gillespie said a committee with Howard Robinson will meet with a Chamber of Commerce committee to enlist aid in promoting cial stunts for the four-day bration that will include the ness men of the city Organize Publicity A special promotion committee headed by Chris Gent will publicity among business Lafitte Club Gillespie said the club will be composed of who will dress in pirate costumes at all promotion events during the enable friendly nations to buy j ir from us Dr Beckhart The people of the United States that the additional cabs would serve the will not tolerate another great de- pression spending has become nn admitted and able alternative to depression whether we like it or he He strongly advocates a of the reciprocal trade that the color scheme and the type of equipment to be used was satisfactory and there would be no increase j Reformists in Trade Union Picket Fancy Headquarters WASHINGTON Feb 27 I The reformists have been either Club wore members of the staff ments for a As nf the of and conferees of the ern Bell Telephone Co seminar Dr is one of a number there Is created ii separate and rank in the department tn he j Of luminaries of the world of ec- ns detective who have been brought of which shall be from the here hy Southwestern Bell to ex- list of in the j fhe intricacies of the eco- who have j system and all its lly civil tions for the of All who nrr as the day nf ruary In tii de- stall Turn 2 See FOUR Other Aids A second palliative for the ailing economy be freer flow of commerce He staunchly supports the of Secretary of Agriculture Ezra saying in reference to cotton We cannot keep on en- and providing price supports for the uneconomical duction of cotton in this country Efficient producers need no sub- Turn to Page 2 See ONE 35 of Car Dealer Party CLOUDY MILD Killed as Plane Crashes Forecast for and Clear to cloudy Friday nnd Saturday with mild days cool nights Highest Friday near degrees Mostly fresh IS lo 25 per hour winds diminishing day nnd becoming moderate 10 to 18 miles per hour variable Saturday SUN MOO AND fnr ft Weil I'll 0 at ft Minot n D BOLTON England Feb 27 An airliner crowded with jovial car crashed today into a mountain killing 35 men Eight persons several with vere injuries survived the ing In the deep drifts on Winter Hill In the heart of the desolate Lancashire land Among the survivors were j the three crew members I One of the eight died later IP a I hospital Frantic signals from the five engineers at n lonely television re- lay lower 400 yards away touched nff nn all-out rescue operation Helicopters and bulldozers fought their way through wild weather tn the crash scene found the twin-engined charier n Bristol Wayfarer intn three pieces and Allying on snow flecked j with blood H came down only 15 miles from Ms destination at M i Chester Thu plane owned by Silver City nnd carrying n crew of j three was bringing 30 automobile dealers from the Isle nf Man to a Manchester battery factory Thi survivors Included the only aboard stewardess fer Curtis Miss Curl is daughter nf an vicar from tlic wreck and linked forces with pilot William who was dazedly stumbling around In cles Shocked exhausted the pair struggled through knee-deep snow to the television station Our plane has crashed they gasped helicopters took off with doctors and nurses from a nearby air base Ambulances led by dozers and snow plows failed to get within a mile of the wreck because of five feet deep One helicopter was able to put down at the scene Rescuers who got through on foot with blankets stretchers and medicines carried survivors down the mountainsides to ambulances One of those put aboard an bulance was the pilot still con- scious Tnc crash came only 35 minutes after the businessmen waving to wives and families had set out on the flight In London Silver City Chairman Eoin Mekie told It Is too early to hazard a guess at cause of the crash He said it was the first accident involving death nnd Injury to a passenger since the company was formed 12 years ago Winter Hill rises only feet sea level but stands in the middle nf moorlands The slon tower on its top is 440 feet tall traffic congestion by the of four additional cars In the discussion it was brought out that there are 33 taxicabs for white riders and 31 for negroes operating here ion International Union of Operating Engineers facing a corruption i from the day was picketed at its fancy new headquarters by reformists ing relief from dictatorship r harped that the board I The picketing group was led by and the city attorney were trying to crucify the applicants out giving them a chance to be heard He said the provisions of the i hy a mysterious acid thrower in William Wilkins who participated in a radio broadcast on union cor- ruption with labor writer Victor writer i Riesel the Riesel was blinded DC expelled by the local or forbidden to attend union meetings For that reason and because they claimed De Koning Jr controls the jobs and votes of Local 133 members the Wilkens group said they will boycott a special local meeting morrow night on Long Island The session was called to consider whether the Wilkens group should code are not mandates but Turn to Page 2 See FIVE TOD ATS LAUGH It's easy for two men to re- main friends for life says Ham Park unless they get interested in the same woman or the same dollar All the world's a stage and all the fathers play ing roles For more see Earl Wilson's column on Page 4 April We're trade unionists trying to get a clean and democratic un- snid It looks like we're getting a by our union and by the AFL-CIO Wilkens and his four fellow pickets complained particularly about conditions in their local No 138 Long Island where they've been waging a four-year fight for reforms The president is William DC Koning Jr He and his father the for- mer president once were con- of extortion The meeting was authorized by Joseph Delaney recently elected as a reform national president of the Operating Engineers Delaney a lifelong friend of AFL-CIO ident George Meany was chosen to succeed William E Maloney of the regime has been tured in Senate rackets hearings as marked by methods and misuse of union funds A placard carried by the pickets today Pres Delaney year to help publicize Galveston The club will be permanent he said President John Tickle announced inquiries about the Splash Days event had been re- from cities throughout Texas Louisiana and Oklahoma Festivals on the scale of Splash Days are city-wide operations in other Tickle pointed out The not only wants the city of Galveston to participate but the entire county Danny Cochrane chairman ol the sports car committee said there will be a meeting ol the committee and the San cinto Region of the Snorts Car Club of America Friday to set a date in April for the second an- Lafitte Sports Car Races Cochrane said the first races over the last July 4 weekend at- more than visitors and 100 drivers from 18 states Within two weeks the will attract thousands of visitors to the Island and promote al publicity for rane emphasized Membership committee man Lawrence Del Papa reported new members are ing and old members are paying their dues at a record rate The history of the proves a dollar spent with us goes a long long way toward ing Del Papa said Crash Kills Airman EL PASO Tex attempting to land crashed two- northeast of Biggs Air Force Base Thursday night killing one crewman but injuring three others only ly There was no fire The injured were rushed to Biggs dispensary where their in- juries were described as mi- nor Names of all men were withheld pending notification of next nf kin The Strategic Air Command plane was based at Shilling Air Force Base Salina Kan Assailant Eludes Big Hunt Posse Woman At Death Scene Denies Baby Would Be Offered ODESSA Tex old unemployed oil field worker burst out of an apartment bathroom and shot Deputy iff Thad West through the heart Thursday and then eluded a huge dragnet set by authorities West 40 who had gone to tha apartment to investigate a report that a child was up for sale er had a chance G F Jack McMichael burst out of the bathroom and started blazing away with a 33 caliber revolver Three bullets struck West before he had time to un- sheath his revolver and one of them pierced his heart As West fell dead McMichael leaped through a window and drove off in his 1954 green cury automobile which was later found abandoned in studded country five miles east Odessa Roads were blocked and 250 of- using bloodhounds and for hours in the flat brushy county but ed to find Later an Odessa man looked at a picture of the suspect and told Sheriff A M Slim Gabrel he picked up a hitchhiker that looked like McMichael early Thursday and took him to Hobbs N M Texas Ranger John Wood immediately went to Hobbs to look for the suspect Mrs Pat Ledbetter 18 and her two months and living with Michael at the apartment and the woman saw the shooting West who had been a deputy sheriff only two months went to the apartment about 7 a m to check out a report that a months old girl was up for sale Mrs Ledbetter who told cers she left her husband in lette Wyo on Jan 7 and cama to Odessa with told Deputy Sheriff David Collier I would never sell my baby The first officers to arrive found Mrs Ledbetter wandering around outside the apartment saying Oh isn't it awful Can you get my babies Woman Is Held West went to the apartment to investigate a reported attempt to sell a child to an Odessa couple Collier said Mrs Ledbetter was held as a material witness Turn to Page 2 See TWO De Koning kens said Richard Nolan had been placed as monitor over Local with Meany's approval OLD TOMBS FOUND ROTA Spain Heavy con- struction machinery at R where the United States Navy is a modern base have unearthed Phoenician tombs estimated to be years old ROOF cnn lie seen in this view of tornado to turned Woods try School for Negro children at Jackson At least two students the school founded by Lir Laurence C Jones were hurt Extension Of One-Way Streets Set City Attorney James H Phipps was instructed Thursday by the board of city commissioners to amend the city traffic code so as to make Postoffice east from 18th street to North Boulevard and Church west from North vard to ISth Street one way streets Action was taken on dation of Police and Fire Com- missioner Walter B Rourke Rourke said he and Police Chief 0 E Henson had made a survey of residents along the two thoroughfares and that most favored one-way streets Rourke said continuance of tha one-way streets east to North North Boulevard will facilitate traffic in the hospital area and in serving the Lindale Park Harbor View and San Marino sections CHRIST'S SHRINES For mine house shall be called a house of prayer Isaiah One needs no special place to pray Our Lord in Mark I made His way At dawn into a desert To ask God for new strength and prace In 6 we read more Of low He'd have us shut the door Of our rooms and secretly Ask God for help and Luke 18 Christ claims n saint Should always pray and never HYER
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