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   Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1955, Yuma, Arizona                             THE EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK XJNIS OSBORN Remember back, ten months ago when officials of the newly-formet Arizona Water Company came to Yuma from Phoenix for the ex press purpose of winning approval of Yuma City Council for the trans ftr of the Yuma water franchise? The Sun at that time cautioned letting the water franchise be separated from the gas anc electric. .We suggested municipal owner- ship as an alternative. Others talk- ed about it, too. And there were many in the com munity who felt that separating the water from the gas and elec- tric sendees would be an error. But officials of Arizona Water Company, as well as Arizona Pub lie Service, had already cooked up their deal and they were m o s anxious to get their hands on tha' Yuma franchise. In the minds of Yuma City Councilmen, I'm sure, there were misgivings. It was difficult, at tha time, to look ahead and see where it would all end. And so it was that Mr. Kenneth Knoblock, executive vice presiden of the new water company, brought himself to Yuma to do whatever was necessary franchise. to transfer that In an appearance before Yuma City Council, he noted that munici- pal ownership was being discussed. Then he made this offer: "First let us take over the water company; then after we have it set up as a separate operation, we'll be glad to sit down with you and talk about municipal owner- ship." If those are not the exact words. they will accurately impression that the convey the new owners were promising to be cooperative if the city wished to talk about municipal ownership. The name promise was made by Mr. Knoblock to me personally M about the same time. After having been promised friendly cooperation on this matter, the Arizona Water Company is honor-bound to refrain from all efforts, direct or otherwise, to make municipal ownership difficult, or any other action that would impede, the community's search for relief via municipal ownership. Heavy Rains Pound East, Bring Floods By UNITED PRESS Heavy rnins pounded the na- tion's 'eastern seaboard today, flooding lowlands in Washington, D.C. and forcing the evacuation of nearly 100 Maryland families. The rains, springing from a storm system off the Carolina coast, swept from Virginia to New York. Meanwhile, the Boston. Mass.. Weather Bureau warned of possible floods in three New Eng- land slates. Washington fa', the worst dous- downpour of nearly 4.5 in- water poured over the fubllthed nteft Sitmiay tnd Holidtyi it 800 Mldiion Yuml, Arlt., by Sun Prln tint Co., ind entered it the.. Post Office Ariz., Second matter. Printed Friday Afternoon Annual Subscription RaU: br mill YUMA 254 16 PAGES PHONE SU 3-3333 YUMA, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1955 PER COPY 7c ARIZONA SENTINEL- VOL. .254 Yuma Water Plea Denied Meg-Peter Decision To Wed Expected Any Moment Capt. Townsend And Princess Mum on Plans LONDON (UP) today expected an imminent announce- ment that Princess Margarel would wed RAF Group Capt. Peter Townsend. But Townsend left London for the weekend, and Margaret stayec in seclusion at her residence in Clarence House. Wiih no official guidance, the press and public were swept with speculation that the reported roya! romance soon would end in mar- riage. The royal family deliberatel} stood aside and said nothing. Bui a statement was believed due soon. The news spread like wildfire after Townsend's call on last night at Clarence House. II tvas a move seemingly calculated to prepare the a royal wedding announcement. Away For Weekend The morning newspaper head- lines brought crowds of curious to stand and stare outside Clarence se and the building at No. 19 Lowndes Square where Townsend stayed. When Townsend emerged at p.m., eight policemen held back the staring, interested throng. 'lost were women called, "Good luck." and some Grave and unsmiling, he said, "Thank you." But the 40-year-old hero pilot dodged reporters' questions, main- aining that "I cannot say a n y hing." He drove off alone in his green sports car. saying only that "I am ?oing away for the weekend." A covey of newsmen followed him In wild pursuit to the country :0me of Mrs. John Wills. Margar- et's cousin and intermediary in heir crisis. .Makes Phone Call United Press Staff Correspon- Icnt Harold Willard telephoned he house from a nearby and asked how long Town- end would remain. A servant checked and replied: 'the group captain says he will ie with us until Monday." Thus, the Wills .house set in 50 icres of woodland was ,a refuge or the weekend. ANY MINTJTE Margaret, accompanied by her cousin. Princess Alexandra flashes radiant smile on arrival from vacation in Scotland. Photographers believe her happiness was .due tc the impending meeting with commoner Peter Town- send, pictured above. Authoritative sources say an announcement may come at any time now, revealing the princess' decision to re- nounce her royal rights and marry the group captain. Arizona Polio Program Slumps PHOENIX The polio vaccination prop-am in Arizona has not proceeded according to schedule. Dr. C. G. Salsbury. tops of cars on one low-level streetisialc health commissioner, said lo- in Ihe capitol city. Several other day. Washington streets were closed and high water was reported on the key north-south Highway 1 near Alexandria, Vn. More rains forced the evacua- tion of nearly 100 Dr. Salsbury aaid there had been very poor response among school children who did not get a second shot last spring. As a re- sult, he said, about 5.000 CC's of Pnnce Georges County, Md.. and flooded parts of Virginia commu nities. At Boston, the Weather Bureau said in a special bulletin that three to four inches of expected rain could'start floods in Massachu- setts, Connecticut and New Hamp- shire. However, the flooding was not expected to be nearly as serious as the deluges last summer which sprang from hurricane Diane's 15 inches of rain. The rains came from a growing storm which. gathered strength over the Carolinas and doused Washington, D.C. with a 3.16 inch downpour during the night. Temperatures were dropping steadily in most of the country be- tween the Rockies and the Appal- achians. The mercury headed tow- ards the frost level in parts of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. families in lne Saik vaccine had been return- if ,1 nnj Bulletin! ;Margaret went to .dinner at Windsor ;with FtAF Group Capta5n peter !Towngend ton'ght, giving open en- couragement to the expectation that they are go- Ing to marry. 'However, no offl- ;c5al steps have :been taken. ed to the manufacturer. Dr. Salsbury said the controver- the fact that some chil- dren contracted polio after being prime factors in the lack of demand for the vac- Tourist Family Separated 3 Days Reunited at L A, LOS ANGELES Cleve and, Ohio, family, separated foi hree days when Mrs. Oval Man fling took a wrong1 turn at a N" Mexico intersection, were re-unitet oday. Mrs. Manning was following1 hor husband. Hood, who was pulling; a louse trailer with a pickup truck. 'he couple's 30-year-old son Pau" vas with her in the family car j Her husband continued on Man- day when she stopped in Las Cnices. X. M.. for pas. Manning expected his wife to ratch up with him. She would have excepj tha'. she reached an inter- section from which four roads branch off. Mrs. Manning took the wrong1 one. When she arrived here yester- she uvnt to University police scation which relayed her story to rue missing persons bureau. While Mrs. Manning at the station, her husband a'so called the miss- ing persons bureau to get aid in finding1 his It was an easy problem for police to solve. Schine Getting Out of Service ANCHORAGE. Alaska (UP) Cpl. G. Bavid Schine. former aide to Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R- will leave here tomorrow to report to Fort Dix, X.J.. for pro- cessing out of the service. Starving Boys Die as Result of Eating Contaminated Garbage NEW ORLEANS (UP) Two small brothers, who spent their childhood begging and scavenging for food in garbage cans, appar- ently died of eating contaminated food obtained in one of their alley forays, authorities said today. The boys, Lawrence Baughman, T, and his brother, William Jr., 6i died Thursday in Charity Hos- pital. They were found critically ill in shabby one-room apartment where they had lived in squalor with their five sisters and their parents. The father, tall, thin William Baughman, a 29-year-old unem- ployed longshoreman from Boga- lusa, La., said illness had kept him from work. He and his wife were charged with criminal ne- glect of their family and contribu- ting to the delinquency of juve- niles. The parents could not produce bond and were jailed on the charges. The father said from his cell at the New Orleans City Jail tlrnt he hopes Dc aD't to a new job when he is freed. William was the first to die in the hospital. His last request be- fore dropping into a coma was for a "1mm sandwich, I'm so hun- gry." His brother died a few hours later. The Orleans Parish (county) Mid both were under investigation but the boys probably died of some sort of poisoning. Neighbors said screams of the hungry children kept them awake at night. "They ate in garbage cans." said Mrs. Evenlyn Scallan. "Up and down the street. One day one of my children said one of the little Baughmans was staring into the window. I took two sweet potatoes out to him. It was all I had. I have six children myself." Mother Questioned Miss Lillie H. Nairne, director of the city Department of Public Welfare, said Mrs. Baughman had been questioned but the mother said "they had food." She said Mrs. Baughman gave no indication that "her husband was too ill to work, or that their situation was an emergency." The 33-year-old mother said she believed the children had been well cared for. "I gave them milk when I could afford it, and we had beans and rice and gravy and spaghetti and potatoes and ground meat and snap she said. The five surviving girls, all cma- aclated, were placed In juvenile homes, but Mrs. Baughmtin said she wanted the children rntiirncd. so Hint nho could rear Iht'm ns she thought fit. The girls range in from 1 to 8. Ike Refreshed and Cheerful on Bir DENVER El-1 vigil at tlie hospital for the first senhower today was described as time since his illness. 'refreshed and cheerful" as he She went for a short drive with aja Secret Sen-ice agent, stopped by a the home of her mother, Mrs. John observed his 65th birthday in hospital bed recovering; from heart attack. The 7 a.m. MST bulletin on the President's condition said: The President had a good night's sleep of more than eight hours. He awoke feeling refreshed and cheerful. His condition contin- ues t0 progress satisfactorily with- out complications." Thus Mr. Eisenhower began his airthday. an occasion to be ob- served within the careful limits Described for a man recovering rrom R. coronaiy thrombosis. Instead of a lavish party and opulent gifts normally associated with such an occasion, Mr. Eisen- lower's observance of his birth- day was confined to bedside visits rom .his wife, low-calorie meals, mother electrocardiogram and j S. Doud. then returned to the hos- 'pital at She was awny from the hospital for 90 minutes, The President's condition was such that lu's staff went ahead with scheduling brief but important business engagements for the President in tho immediate future. He will Secretary nf Treas- ury George M. Humphrey some- time Saturday afternoon. And in Washington Thursday, Sherman Adams, the assistant to the Presi- dent, arranged :or a Monday con- ference here between the Chief Ex- ecutive, Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson and Adm. Arthur W. Kadford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As far as business was con- cerned, the President took it easy Thursday. He had no official call- Gov. Knight Finds Favor with Labor Union Officials Request To Hold Up New Rates Rejected The State Corporation Commission today turn- ed down an application by the City of Yuma to suspend recent rate increases granted the Arizona Water Co. The refusal to suspend the new rates was contained in a letter from Commission Chairman Willi- am T. Brooks to Yuma City Attor- ney John B. Wisley, Jr. In the let- ter Brooks described the Commis- Bowles had just finished a action in granting the increas- Head of Pro-White Group Hit WILMINGTON. Del. Bry- ant W. Bowies, head of the Nation- al Association for the Advance- ment of White People, was assault- ed by a Negro today as he left a nightclub, police said. blood pressure examination, and i ers and" the White House did not a thin slice of cake be- announce any bedside considera- tion of official papers. Dean Martin and Wife Separate HOLYWOOD -flP-Dcnn Mar- tin said today an ''accumulation of personal matters'1 caused his wife to ieave him and denied that his patched-up feud with Jerry Lewis had anything to do with ii. Former cover Joanne Bieg- gers, who married Martin Sept. 1. 1049, said she plans to file for a legal separation bin there are no plans for an immediate divorce. -Mrs. .Martin, a pretty blonde, moved this week to Palm Springs with the couple's two children, Dino, 4. and Ricci. 2. 'ore the day is over. The President wanted to share iis birthday with the more than 2.12S other patients and members of the staff at Fitzsimons Army lospital, where he has been bed- since Sept. day he suffered a coronary thrombosis. Consequently, the other patients jut pieces of "Ike's cake." Cake For Patients Actually, the bakers at Fiiz- iimons prepared a small cake vhich was to be presented to the "resident with his noon-day meal. They baked 24 other cakes from he same recipe and these will be ;erved to the" other patients. Whether this could be a "happy >irthday" for Mr, Eisenhower was a matter of viewpoint. His condi- ion continued to improve, accord- to the thrice-a-day bulletins rom his doctors. But best medical estimates continued to place his to the White House at some1- time about the first the year. Probably more indicative than any word "from the President's doc- ors was the fact that -Mrs. Eisen- hower felt assured enough about ler husband's condition Thursday afternoon to Ic'ave her eighth-floor Sunday Sun Should Be Delivered by O'Clock Sunday Sim readers were reminded again today The Sunday Sun has replaced the Saturday edi- tion of this newspaper. Tho Sunday edition will he just three weeks old this week- anil is aimed al presenting ex- panded coverage of features, pictures mid women's news and particularly Is aimed at pro- viding Yumans later news and sports results thiin arr available through niiy other paper avail- able In this urea. The Sunday Sun goes In press alNint I a.in. Sunday mid should bo delivered by 7 n.in. If you do not yours, phone SU 3-3333 before 9 a.m. Sunday. organized labor could select the next Republican presidential can- didate, it probably would be Gov. Goodwin J. Knight of California. Knight insists his administration is one of "moderation" which re. jects "the rigor mortis of the ex- treme right and the St. Vitus dance of the extreme left." But there is little doubt the 5S- vear-old California executive is abor's darling in the West. Dur- ing the National Governors' Con- ference in Chicago last summer, Knight was the only one of 46 gov- ernors attending who1 was invited to a meeting of the AFL National Executive Council. One California labor official who was there said: "In my 25 years as a delegate to the national AFL convention. I have never seen a governor so welcomcly a Republican governor at Praised By Moany George Meany, president of the AFL, in an Aug. 15 speech in San Diego, said "America could use more Governor Knights." The statement was made pub- licly at the state AFL convention where 3000 delegates gave Knight a five-minute standing ovation be- fore he spoke then repeated the tribute after his address. "The myth that labor repre- sents everything in the Demo- cratic Party is Knight told a Republican rally .here Sept. 24. "There are literally thousands of Republicans in the ranks of la- bor and it is our job to merit their support." In a Sept. 3 address to the State Chamber of Commerce, Knight repeated what he had told the labor delegates: "I will never use the force of government as a Minitive instrument for the bene- fit of one group an i the hurt of 'another." and one-half hour radio broadcast from the club in which he criticiz- ed President Eisenhower, Former President Truman, the U. S. Su- preme Court, Dr. Raiph Bunciie, tlie Negroes, the Jews and the Catholics. Police guarding the club during the broadcast quickly arrested Porlner Harrison. 33. and booked him on charges of assault and bat- ery. He was given a hearing be- fore Municipal Court Judge Thom- as Hcrlihy, who continued In hearing until next Wednesday. Heard Broadcast Harrison said he got "incensed" by the radio broadcast because Bowles kept using the words "nig and Jews." "This man should not be allow- ed in the Harrison said. Bowles, an ex-Marine who start- ed the NAAWP during the Milford Del., school integration incident last year, engaged in a round-tab le discussion with Joe Pyne of Sta 'lion- WIZiM -and" Wilmington Morn ing News columnist William T Frank. Because the broadcast hac received advance publicity oon of uniformed police ai ectives were on guard. Calls Ike Left-Hinger During the broadcast Bowles said that he thought President Ei senhower was a "left-winger." When asked about Former Pres- ident Truman, Bowles replied, "he is a bigger left-winger than Eisen hower." He said he thought Dr. Bunche of tlie United Nations was a "jerk" and that "on the average over the United States, the press is control- ed by Jews." When asked about the Supreme Court, Bowles replied, "what can vou expect? The news, the New Deal and the Fair Deal control it." USBR Calls Bids For W-M Project Irrigation System The Yuma office of the Bureau of Reclamation will receive sealed bids for work on the seconder} irrigation system in the Wfilton Mohawk Division of the Gila Pro ject until 10 a.m. on Nov. 15. The work will includa concrete lining of approximately 15 miles of laterals, construction of lateral structures, bridges, and outdoor pumping plants. Also included are furnishing and installing 13 motor driven pumping units, steel pipi for discharge fines and crossings trashracks, metal gates, miscellan eous metal work and electrical ma terials and equipment for pumping plants. The successful bidder will be al lowed 325 days to complete the job after receipt of notice to pro ceed with the work. a fair and just" 'order. The Yuma city attorney had ap- jlied to the commission request- tig suspension of the new rates. Brooks' letter said: "We would ike to advise you that the order ;igne.d by this Commission, putting nto effect the above schedules vas not issued until after i thor- ough investigation, by the staff rf tliis Commission, was made, and a public hearing was held in the City of Yuma, Ariz, It is therefore our omnion (it) was a fair and just one." Brooks said that if Yuma "would ike to engage a certified public ac- countant and an engineering firm to survey and investigate the op- eration of, and the rates allowed, the Arizona Water Company's operation in Yuma, our staff will be very happy to make available any and all records in the office of the Arizona Corporation Com- mission pertaining to that opera- The letter also said "at that time, if it.'appears, that-the.new investigation has found evidence to justify a rehearing, we- will glad- ly schedule a hearing in Yuma to head new evidence Sabrojet crashed on tnlccoff this morning Iho Yuma Air Kusc lint UN pilot, Itiiyd K. Gibson, suffered only a sllghl buck Injury, ('apt. Gibson, of the Air IMonsp Squadron slnlloned here, was fak- ing oft when Ills piano went Into a right ground loop and smashed off Its right wing. Tho plane skidded to a Imlt just short of Highway 80 by nhout 70 yards. Crash equipment from the YAB Fire Department Is standing by the chase plane. Staff Four Die in Crash near March Field RIVERSIDE, Calif., (UP) Air Force authorities today investi- gated the hillside crash of a B47 !et bomber in which four airmen vere killed. The crash occurred shortly after he medium bomber took off on .n evaluation mission from its ome field, March Air Force Base, ibout 10 miles from here. The 3lane was flying on instruments in a. heavy fog but Air Force spokes- men said the fog was not responsi- le for the crash last night. Identification of the victims was vithheld pending notification of xt of kin. Impact of the bomber and tha accompanying explosion shook this city, only a few miles from the crash scene. The plane, which normally car- ries "a three-man crew, smashed into the hillside traveling at about 500 miles per hour, spokesmen said. March AFB Sanity Hearing Sought for S.F. Baby Kidnaper SAN FRANCISCO rior Judge John B. Molmari was to rule today on petitions for a sanity hearing for Mrs. Betty Jean Benedicto and a court order ban- ning "torture and abusive treat- ment" of the prisoner. Attorneys for the confessed kid- naper of baby Robert Marcus filed the petitions Thursday, claiming Mrs. Benedicto cannot "understand the character of the proceedings involved and is mentally unable to cooperate with counsel in prepara- tion of her defense." The attorneys Byron Snow and Stephen Jr.. submitted an affidavit from Dr. Michael Ag- ron, Palo Alto psychiatrist, who stated he had examined the kid- naper and found her to be suffer- ing from "a schizophrenic psy- chosis" and was likely to attempt self-dest ruction unless kept under close supervision. The Weather Highest yesterday 102 est 63 Temperature at 11 a.m. today 90 Relative humidity at 11 a.m. 15% Average high this date 91 Average low Ihis date 6-1 FORECAST to Saturday night: Mostly clear today through Sal- jrday except for some occasional igh cloudiness. Uttle change in emperatures or humidity. Expect- d high this afternoon 100, 1 o w tonight 03.   

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