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Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1954, Yuma, Arizona THE EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK JONES OSIORH What would YOU do if the cap- tain gave the order, "Abandon or you woke .up in middle of niffht and your bedroom was in flames? or you were a Congressman and fanatics werfi pumping hot .ead into your colleagues, Panic. Most all of us are subject to ii. if the situation is right, says an article in Look magazine this week. We get panicky for 3 reasons: fl) There must be a threat to your life or the lives of your loved or to your security and no apparent means of escape; (2) inability to evaluate the true situation in an emergency. Some- times people gel through the worst part OK, then panic afterward be- cause they ean't evaluate the situ- ation; And that's what is rating at many Americans today, says Look. Generalized anxiety over wide- spread fear of Russia; A-bomb; war; inability to control our own destinies; etc., etc.; fears make a people ripe for panic, but we can guard against it in three ways; prepar- ation for emergencies or stress; rehearsal (thinking it out in our own and taking respon- sibility for ourselves and for others. Sheriff Wants Hot Checks in Garner Case Hot checks in the case of Mick- ey and CrJckeU Gamer are still wanted by the sheriff's office and county attorney's office. The two are accused of writing worth of bum checks in the Yuma area on Dec. 23rd. They Sec picture on page 4. were apprehended in Phoenix last week and were returned to Yuma yesterday by Washuni. Mickey, 25, and his red-headed wife, Crickett, 19, arraigned before Justice of .the Peace Ersel this morning. The setting of a preliminary hearing was post- poned until Garner could obtain a lawyer. The sheriff's office currently looks like a combination clothing, gun and general merchandise store. Included in the Garner's effects that are now being traced to loca 1 stores are a portable typewriter with the serial number stamped out. a portable radio-pho- nograph, a large pile of clothing and six suitcases full of clothing. The Garners have a 'five-month- old baby girl who is being taken care of by the county. Licensed To Wed Licensed 10 wed March 22nd by James B. McLay, clerk of the su- perior court, were Charles C. SmiUi. 18, and Linda J. Blevins, 16. both of Yuma; and Billie'Blan- ton, 19, and Muriel A Ray, 17, both of Ynma. YUMA VOL. 69 Phono 3-3333 YUMA, ARIZONA, TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1954 Printed Tuesday Afternoon 12 PAGES PER COPY 7c ARIZONA VOL. Violence Flames in New Defy Police I OlilSK TATE is the Rotnry Club's candidate for Yuma County Queen. She is the 17-year-old diiughlir nf Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tntr ISO N'. 14tli Avenue. Texas-horn, Louise is one-half of the identical Talc twin romhination along with sister Lois. At Ihe present time Louise stands In ninth place in the queen race. Only two more turn-ins remain In the contest. (Photo by Bill House Passes Important Pyle School Finance Program Bill PHOENIX The House today passed a measure compell- ing all counties to itemize funds thait must go into the county school fund, by a vote of 71 to 1, with eight not voting. The measure, introduced by Rep. Robert L. Myers (K-Maricopa) was considered one of the impor- tant bills on Governor Howard Pylc's legislative program to solve school financing problems. Counties now receive school funds from 14 sources. This bill would compel them to levy taxes for school purposes to meet the requirements of the per pupil ADA aid at the county level. Other bills passed on third read- ing by the House today would: make an approriation of to the Department of Public Wel- fare for industries of the blind; FBI Warns Enemy Agents May Sneak in Tiny A-Bombs WASHINGTON The FBI has urged police officers through- out the nation to be on the ajc-rt for attempts by enemy saboteurs to sneak midget atomic weapons into the country, it was learned today. The FBI itself declined to com- Soil Temperatures By AI, FACE This is a continuation of cotton land soil temperatures: Mohawk Vnlley Wright, ir Mar 9 Yuma Valley J. Barklcy, ir Mar 6 R. Moody, ir Mar 9 GHa Valley Spencer, ir Mar 12 S S M T 55 59 58 58 58 62 62 59 57 61 61 59 54 62 58 Past year's maximum air (M) and 8 a.m. soil (S) temperatures for the University valley farm whore soil was irrigated March 6: Mar. 8 Mar. 9 MPT. 10 Mar. U Mar. 12 Mar, 13 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 17 Mar. 18 Mar. 19 Mnr. 20 Mnr. 21 Mar. 22 Mir. U 1052 M S 77 55 67 42 65 51 68 M 63 49 67 50 69 50 73 55 70 53 68 53 73 52 77 54 75 50 76 46 77 48 I95S M S 86 54 85 54 85 55 75 53 76 54 79 54 80 84 60 83 60 86 60 86 60 90 61 76 60 77 UM 1354 M S 90 54 92 57 76 59 70 60 64 56 68, 52 82 55 80 57 64 59 70 56 71 56 77 60 79 61 68 63 W ment on the letter. But informed sources said it was not prompted by ahy new fear that potential enemy agents were believed to be about to try to smuggle atomic bombs or other weapons into the country for sabotage purposes. Informed sources said any atom- ic device smuggled into this coun- try would probably be small enough to be carried on the per- son. Be especially the warning said, "regarding any ar- ticle that is extremely heavy for Its size." The alert said that any atomic device must contain uranium or Plutonium, both of which weigh about one and a half times as much as lead. Both of the metals can be coated with plastics or other metals to disguise their appearance and can be machined into any shape. Other necessary parts for any atomic device, the alert said, were either a gun-barrel type device or a high explosive. The FBI warning pointed out that it would be impossible to de- scribe exactly what a foreign atomic bomb would look like. It pointed out that the necessary materials could be carried to- gether in a device ready for ex- plosion or be as- sembled later. Informed sources -said the sent out on Jan. 1, was In lino with the FBI's practice of periodically alerting police agen- cies to the rtangcrs'of enemy agent activities in smuggling into UM country. raise the butterfat content of milk from 3.2 to 3.5 per cent; amend the law relating to guards and wards for the sale or lease of pro- perty; and make the Palo Verde the state tree. Others would: Relieve delinquent taxpayers of liability for income taxes due and unpaid prior to Jan- uary 1. 1951, if they pay the taxes all through 1954; make a sup- plemental appropriation of to the Stale Tax Commission for legal aid; permit private clubs to sell liquor to men in uniform; re- quire state agencies to make an- nual reports to the governor, and authorize an elector to vote for candidates of the opposite party after indicating a straight party vote. In Srnulc In the Senate, four House bills were passed to the governor on third reading and one Senate bill was sent to the House. The House bills included one dis- tributing in-lieti federal taxes at Hoover Dam, two-thirds to the state, and one-third to Mohave County, and another providing that party county chairmen name dep- uty registration officers, raising the number of such officers from two to four in each precinct. The House Public Lands and Agriculture and Irrigation Commit- tee was to decide whether to take up the Underground Water Code today. Does The Job A growing city needs this and that; and one of the things it needs is a medium of infor- mation that will spread any word nt ONE SOLID IMPACT. Yuma now has that. Recently a tiny ad in the Daily Sun brought 17 replies before that afternoon; 40 more shortly. Likewise a story in the Daily Sun sold the University's ex- periment farm for S45.000 cash. Tiny or big, if a Yuman wants something really told, he knows the Daily Sun can tell it. Undoubtedly the reason foi such solid response is the fact that all homes that get the Sun PAY for It; and having paid cash for It, they read it thor- oughly. GOP Leaders AskM'Carthy Down During Hearings on His Row with Army Orioles Hope They Can Return in 1955 I I lAliin Tne Baltimore Orioles left Yu- III ill II JWM ma vesterdav and <he same ques- I <J I V V T T 1 I Uon -J5 hcjI1K- by aH jn.evest- cd sport fans-Will the Orioles be j back ne.xt year? And here is a partial answer. Hugh Trader. Jr.. writes in the j Baltimore .Nevrr-f'o.it that he con WASHINGTON' Rcpubli-I General Manager Art Eh- ca.ii leaders .applied increasing [ers in Floiida a few days ago pressure today to get Sen. Joseph I tne QM answered in this fash- K. McCarthy to s'.ep down from liis Investigating Subcommittee during its hearings on his row with the Army. GOP National Chairman Leon- ard W. Hall threw his weight into Lhc effort as the subcommittee called a secret meeting today to discuss plans for its sensation packed inquiry. Hall told newsmen in Philadel- phia last night that there is the thread of good American fair play" in the proposal that Mc- Carthy surrender his seat while the subcommittee investigates Army charges that he and chief counsel. Roy M. his Cohn. used pressure to get favored treatment for a drafted McCarthy investiga- tor. Press Conference Hall's statement gave support to reports that the White House backed the plan to have Mc- Carthy step down from the sub- committee while the hearings are conducted. However, Hall refused to say if his views were those of the administration. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty hinted, however that President Eisenhower will publicly back GOP efforts to get McCarthy to step aside. Mr. Kisenhowenvill hold a news conference at a.m. PST to- morrow. Hagerty was askerl whether the chief executive agrees with Hall. "I think I know how the Presi- dent feels." Hagerty said, "and I suggest you ask him about t h at tomorrow's press conference. Committee Disagreement Senate GOP leaders William F. Knowland f Calif) and Homer Fer- guson (Mich) already have been pushing the same idea. But there was some disagreement on the subcommittee. Sen. Stuart Symington fD-Mo) said he would insist that Mc- Carthy appoint another Republican to take his place and predicted the two other subcommittee Demo- crats would back his stand. But Sen. Charles E. Potter (R-Mich) said the group could not take away McCarthy's right to keep his seat. McCarthy has refused to say whether he would step aside, al- though he has agreed not to vote on investigation matters. The subcommittee meanwhile faced so many other problems as it met that there were indications the inquiry might not get tinder- way next Monday as it has hoped. Counsel Sought For one thing, temporary Chair- man Karl E. Mundt (R-SD) still hasn't been able to line up a prominent attorney to serve as counsel for the investigation. William J. Jameson of Billings, Mont., president of the American Bar Association, turned down the job. He explained late yesterday that ABA board members objected to his getting into something so controversial. There was sharp disagreement ion. "I'd like to return to Yuma if can arrange the exhibition schedule we want. We'll d r a w more than in Florida 'the Yanks are lagging at St. Petersburg i and the weather in Arizona is better." GM Ehlers apparently is set on Yuma and so is Manager Jimmy Dykes. And nearly all of the ball players like it here too. Yuma would he honored if they came back in 1055. The Orioles play Cleveland to- day in Tucson and then play the New York Giants March 24-25 in Phoenix. The next day they have an open date and start on the road with the Chicago Cubs. The spring in the subcommittee over McCa they's proposal that all witnesses in the case be asked to submit to lie detector tests. Potter denounced the idea last night as "a lot of po pycock" that would turn the hear- ings into a "three-ring circus." exhibition games follow: March 27. Albuquerque; March Lubbock. Texas; March 28-30, Dallas. Texas; March 31, Shreve- port. Louisiana; April 1, Shreve- port; April 2, Alexandria, Louisi- ana; April 3, Ponchatoula. Louisi- ana; April 4, Mobile. Alabama; April 5, New Orleans; April 6, Hat- tiesburg, Mississippi; April 7, New Orleans; April 8-9 they have open dates. On April 10-11 the Orioles play the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. The Birds open the regular sea- son April 13 against the Tigers in Detroit. They play their first home game Thursday April 15 with the Chicago White Sox. Opinions Vary on Public Health Bills Now Before State Senate Mixed feelings were expressed Yuma today about the proposed public health legislation now fac- ing the Arizona Senate. Four bills are involved in the legislation, in- eluding House Bills 255, 270, 294 and 295. The health legislation was brought to Yumans' attention last week when State Senator Harold C. Gisa said they were an invasion of civil rights and needed amend- ing before they would be accept- able. Yuma County Representa- tives John C. Smith, Jr. and Rob- ert Hodge have supported the bills, without amendments. Otis Shipp, chairman of the Yu- ma County Board of Supervisors and chairman of the Yuma County Board of Health, said: "The idea of the bills is good, but I don't think we should go completely with them 33 they are at present. I stand 100 per cent behind Senator Giss in the amendments he sees as necessary. "We need legislation if we are ever going to gain on this fight against tuberculosis. Arizona has the worst tuberculosis record in the nation and we're going to keep the record unless we get some laws with teeth in them." Right To Appeal Cited Howard Leonard, president of the Yuma Health Council, said: "I think that the Senator is making a pretty serious statement when he says that this bill is 'equal to, if not" worse than, the Hitler state in Germany'. The individual still has the right to appeal and if he refuses to comply with an order by the commissioner or the board, the commissioner has to file an action in superior court. I don't be- lieve that our courts have degen- erated into anything resembling the Hitler state in Germany. And Rain Over, More Forecast By Weekend; Mercury Low The storm is over for Yuma, but more rain is in the offing, ac- cording to weatherman Sherd T. Baldwin. The five-day forecast indicates rain for Yuma toward the end of the week, he said. Temperatures will continue below normal for the rest ot the week and-winds will de- crease tonight. Rain soaked Yuma with .24 inch of water, bringing the season's to- tal rainfall (January through March 23) to .37 inch. This tottu is well nheiul of last year at this date when only .29 Inch had fal- len. The normal to date, how- ever, Is .82 inch. Meanwhile, United Press re- ports that McNary and the White Mountain region got more than five inches of rain in the past storm. By this morning, flow in two of the state's major streams already had risen sharply, fore- casting a good runoff in central Arizona reservoirs. UcNtry M iWta ia total rain during the storm with 5.31 inches. Some of the state, in the central mountain and rim regions, is still receiving rain from the moist air which blanketed the West Coast with heavy rains al- ready. Tonto Creek and the Verde Riv- er will add about 25.000 acre-feet of water to their storage reser- voirs. The Weather Highest yesterday 70 Lowest 52 Temperature at 11 a.m. today 66 Relative humidity at 11 a.m. Average high this date !1 Average low this date S3 Foreran! to Wedneaday Night Mostly dear this afternoon and tonight. Partly cloudy Wednesday. Cooler with winfls settling tonight. Expected high 70 degreen, mini- mum 48 degreei, lowering to U dtfTMt In lowtr, coldtr Yuma County Tuberculosis Health Association, said: I don't think that depriving any- one from the privilege of spread- ing tuberculosis is a violation of their civil rights." Frank Wick, president of the Yuma Area Coordinating Council and Americanism chairman of the local American Legion post, said: "This legislation, like nearly all bills, may probably require minor amendments. But in making uie amendments, let us not take the teeth out of the bills. "The only hints of Hitlerism in regard to House Bill 270 are the unwarranted and iniquitous attacks on it. The 'civil rights' granted to us under the Constitution, do not give any person the right to en- danger the life of another. Death is just as certain from disease germs as from a bullet. The care- less and unthinking individual who flagrantly violates the civil rights of others by indiscrimately spread- ing dreaded disease germs is just as much the potential killer as the gun-waving maniac tuberculosis just takes longer." TB Death Kale high Brvin H. Schulz. president of the and "We don't give people the right to go around shooting other people, nor killing them with automobiles, and we don't let thejn go around expos- ing other people if they have scar- let feyer or small pox. Yet some people want us to allow active tu- berculosis cases to, run around ex- posing the rest of us to tuberculo- sis. Tuberculosis is a killer. Our death rate in Arizona is three times the national e n times that of we don't have controls as other states do. It is time we did some- thing to protect ourselves and our families from this killer." Dr. Robert Bailey, president of the Yuma County Medical Society, said: "The hospital medical staff on January 19' went on record as approving the proposed legislation The doctors in the community are vitally interested in this problem. The only possible way-to cut our tuberculosis rate is through such legislation." Mrs. C. D. Phillips, president of the Yuma County Council of Par- ent-Teachers Association, said: "One of the primary objects of the P-TA is to promote the welfare of all children. That includes pro- tecting them 'against deadly dis- eases such as tuberculosis. Chil- dren can only catch tuberculosis through the carelessness of an ac live tuberculosis carrier. I can't see how, by protecting our chil- dren from these potential killers, we are setting up a Hitler state or in any other way depriving anyone of his civil rights. I hope these bills pass." Young Mother's Ttoth GOIM; What To Do? Turn to the Farm Page (page 7 today) to read about 25 young mothers who lost their teeth prematurely.. Dick Haymes Is Ordered Deported Long Delay Possible Following Appeal By ALINE MOSBY HOLLYWOOD I born crooner Dick Haymes today lost his right to live in the United States because he onre followed P.ita Hay worth to Hawaii. U.S. Immigration District Dir- ector Herman Landon ordered the singer deported to a foreign coun- try of his choosing becau.se the singer illegally re-entered the Uni- ted States from Hawaii after a courtship trip to the star who now is his wife. Haymes was not present in Lan- don's office to hear the decision, but his attorneys immediately ap- pealed the case. Long Delay Possible The appeal, filed will be heard "within 60 to 90" days by the Board of Immigration Appeals in Washington. The singer's lawyer, David C. Marcus, said he telephone Haymes in New York to inform him of the decision, "I'm sorry to hear that, but I'm just beginning to the attorney quoted Haymes aa saying The appeal will prevent any de portation warrant from being served on Haymel. the lawyer plained. He said if the appeal is lost the case can be taken to the federal courts and could run "at least several years." Forever Barred Landon announced the decision after reading a report by special inquiry officer Joseph Dummel. The ruling was released simultan- eously by Atty. Gen. Herbert Brownell Jr. in Washington. The Justice Department jsaiJ that Haymes ii ineligible to enter this country because in World War II, he asked to be excused from military service on grounds he was a subject of a neutral nation. Be- cause of this request, it said, Haymes is forever barred from obtaining U.S. citizenship' and as such is excludable from this coun- try. Haymes has 10 days in which to appeal Dummel's decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Should the board uphold Dummel Haymes may eventually try to bring the case to court. Haymes was first arrested on the deporta- tion charges last August and re. leased on bond. He was born in Buenos _ Aires in 1918 and first entered this" coun- try for permanent residence in 1937. He never obtained U.S. cit- izenship. Strikers Attack Men Returning To Work in Port NEW YORK Fly- ing "goon" squads of strik- ing longshoremen attacked AFL dock workers returning to work in this strikebound port today in open defiance of police. Officers were forced to draw guns to quell one rock and fist-throwing riot. Automobile caravans of "dem- onstrators" of the Independent In- ternational Longshoremen's Assoc- iation rolled along the Brooklyn anil Manhattan pier fronts in de- fiance of police orders. They touched off (lash brawls at the sight of working AFL longshore- men or anti-lLA pickets. AFL longshoremen had returned to work today in greater strength than at any time since the begin- ning of the 13-day-old wildcat strike of the rival independent union. Six- tern Manhattan and Brooklyn piers and more than half a dozen in New Jersey ports were working and AFL pickets were protesting fail- ure of shipping firms to hire them at three United States Lnes piers in Manhattan when flying riot squads turned out. Chuck Mabery Rejoins The Sun C. F.' "Chuck" Mabery, for tht past two years editor of the Ari- zona Wildlife-Sportsman magazine, will return to his home town of Yuma next month to rejoin staff of The Yuma Daily Sun. Mabery was city editor of Sun when he took over the state- wide Wildlife-Sportsman maga- zine. He returns to newspaper work as a part of an expansion program in which The Sun a con- sidering something entirely new in newspapering. Mrs. Mabery and their two sons, Danny and Ricky, moved'to ast weekend. Quake Rocks Southern Cai. SAN DIEGO earth- quake rocked sections of Southern California last night, cracking win- dows in one community, but waa elt only as a "gentle shock" at most other points. Seismologist Fred Robinson, who the tremor here, said it asted one minute 45-seconds. Win- dows were reported cracked ndio, southeast of here. Recall Move Started Against McCarthy Gains in Wisconsin SAUK CITY. Wis. <IB A coun- try editor today called for help in his fight to force Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wisl out of the Sen- ate, and at least one large labor union was joining the fight. But Editor Leroy Gore of the weekly Sauk-Prairie Star faced formidable obstacles in the fight to take away McCarthy's Senate seat. He needs more than 40.0000 pe- tition signatures asking for a re- call election, all of them collected within a 60-day period. Furthermore, election officials at Madison, Wis., pointed out that there was some question whether anybody except the U.S. Senate itself could remove a sitting mem- ber. Response Too Big Observers also said that, while it would be difficult to force the re- call election, it woud be easy for several candidates to get. on the ballot against McCarthy were the election called. Such a in anti McCarthy sentiment would give the senator a better chance of being reclected. Gore, who proposed a recall election last week as a "repudia- tion of the hysterical McCarthy said the response to his idea is "just too big for me." He asked that a statewide com- mittee be formed to take over the campaign and called a m e e t- ing for April 4 at Sauk City to organize the group. Mail The CIO'was already encourag- ing its locals to lake part in the campaign, it was learned at Madi- son. of the state CIO organ- ization told Gore they were behind him, but the labor organization hm taken no official action as yet. The unofficial CIO support tend- ered fur on a atate, and not national, Gore said he has received ao much mail, most ot it from'.Wis- consin, about his proposal that he wonders how he'll get out this week's edition of the Star. He said he found only alx critical letters in about 800 he haa managed to open. Yesterday's mail alone about 1000 letters. Gore said. Printed Gore has printed in his own shop, and distributed, about recall with room for II or 20 signatures on each petition, He said that 450 have turned, indicating he haa already gathered about Election officials at Madiaon aald they were studying the machinery of recall election., juat in caac Gore makes it. Bulletin!