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Beatrice Daily Sun (Newspaper) - March 2, 1954, Beatrice, Nebraska Temperatures High low today 4527 low year ago 3121 2 unofficial 32 Precipitation This BEATRICE DAILY SUN If You Didnt See It In The Sun tt Didnt Happen Mrtnber of the Associated f teta Weather Fair And continued cold tonight with diminishing tow to night about 10 above partly cloudy with high near 5t TUESDAY MARCH 1954 6c Per Copy 194 WASHINGTON CONGRESSMAN CARRIED FROM of the Congressmen wounded in the volleys of pistol shots from the gallery of the House of Representatives Monday is car ried from the Another picture on page AP No Say Pistol Wielding Puerto Ricans Believer Made Out Of One WASHINGTON W Miller chairman of the House Interior and Insular Public Affairs said Tuesday he is considering introduction of a bill to give Puerto Rico its independ The Miller would be to give the United States some control over movement of Puerto Ricans into this As a residents of Puerto Rico now may come and go in the United States without re striction upon their Bentley Remains On Critical List Congress Resumes Business Thirty Guards Are Added By ARBOGAST WASHINGTON add ed 30 guards to the Capitol and resumed business as usual Tues day although still aghast at the incredible pistol attack by Puerto RicanTfanatics on the House An air of grimness was height ened by news that Alvin Bentley seriously wounded of five lawmakers hit by spray of bullets from a gallery in a critical The 35yearold lawmakers phy sician still gave him only a 5050 chance to recover despite emer gency surgery and four blood hit in liver and was in an oxygen The other wounded lawmakers were all reported to be doing About 200 members were in their seats when the House gonvened at They stood with bowed heads as the Bernard prayed for the recovery of the for Strength and faith for their and for forgiveness for their Asks Prayer Braskamp visited Bentley Tuesday morning and said t h e wounded congressman had asked that he pray for those who shot him because they did not know what they were Lolita who claimed the ringleaders role in a jail inter summed up I do what I must for my And Rafael Concel Miranda de clared We dont talk about the little Both had more to say about Puerto Rican independence than about the wild shooting that dis rupted proceedings in the Along with two other Puerto Rican Corcleo and Irving were held in bail of each on charges of assault with intent to Face Charges face possible penalties of up to 15 years in the case of each wounded or a pos sible total of 75 years all the wounded The charge would become by death in the electric one should die as a result of their wild In addition to the wounded are Kenneth Roberts shot in the knee Ben Jensen wounded in the left shoulder Clifford Davis shot in the right and George Fallon hit in the Roberts also underwent but it was of exploratory His physician reported that fears of nerve damage proved un Bentley was struck in the upper Continued on Page 2 BHS Students Begin Tax Poll In City Beatrice High School students last night began a poll of Beat rice residents to determine their knowledge of and opinions on the Nebraska tax The student pollsters planned to hit every tenth about The project is part of the schools modern problem Beatri cians are asked tocooperate with White House Security Guard Is Increased WASHINGTON W Increased security precautions to protect President Eisenhower were evi dent at the White House Tuesday as a result of the Capitol Hill Shooting On Hie main Pennsylvania gate leading to the Presidents for our uniformed House policemen and a secret service agent were there are only two uniformed men at that post and they usually remain in a small of fice just inside the Tuesday there were two men outside the gate and two A guard house at the Pennsyl vania Avenue end of West Execu tive which runs alongside the While was manned for the first time in That post abandoned several months ago when a cut in appropriations re duced the size of the White House police Haws Appointed To National Committee Dexter Haws of the Local Soil Conservation Service has been appointed a member of a national committee to deal with farm and ranch The ap pointment was made by administrator of the Soil Conservation The purpose of this committee is to fully explore present Service procedures in conservation plan to recommend new policies and detailed procedures and to assure an effective planning Other members of the committee are Clarence Harold Bob Cali Joe and How ard Busch of The Committee is scheduled to meet in the week of March Puerto Rico Shocked By Terrorist Act Legislature Adopts Motion Condemning Nationalists Crime SAN Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Legislature adopted a resolution Tuesday condemning the shooting by Puerto Rican Na tionalists of five congressmen on the floor ot the House of Representatives The resolution was supported by the majority Popular Party and the Statehood both of which continued association of Puerto Ri co with the United Mem bers of the small Independence which seeks freedom for the island I h u g h peaceful abstained on the balloting although a resolution proposed by the party also condemned the The Independence factions reso lution went on to lay the blame for the incident on the present colonial system in Puerto It was not voted on by the law Passage of the condemnation resolution was announced shortly before Luis Munoz Mann left San Juan for Washington by He was reported hopng to be able to visit the five wounded congress Navy Undersecretary Thomas who has been in Puerto Rico observing Navy ma neuvers in the Caribbean said he was convinced the attack profoundly shocked all responsible people on the SHROVE TUESDAY At Christ Episcopal parish hall this noon the United Womens So ciety served pancakes to about They will be serving again this evening from 5 to 7 in their traditional observance of Shrove Report FDR Opposed Action Against Red Party In 42 WASHINGTON senators Tuesday made public the purported minutes of a 1942 Navy Department meeting at which the late President Roosevelt was quot ed as saying the United States was bound to not oppose the activi ties of the Communist Party in I this I The Senate Internal Security Sub committee placed a copy of the document in its official records at a public and had it read Chairman Jenner RInd admitted the document in evidence subject to revision if the Navy lat er produces an official version which differs from The document was read shortly after Rear Adolphus had quoted Adlai Stevenson to the subcommittee as telling him during World War II that I dont think we should be too hard on the Charles the subcom mittee produced a typed copy of minutes he purported to describe a meeting on May at which Secre tary of the Navy Frank Knox pre to discuss whether Commu nists be barred from jobs as radio operators in the Merchant The document reported that Rear Hooper had warned the meeting of the dangers of allowing Communist cells to form in the Merchant Marine or The document said Thesecretary iKaoxl then spoke and said that he held no brief for the activities of the Com munist but that the Presi dent had stated that considering the fact that the United States and Russia were allies at Ihis time end that the Communist Party and the United States efforts were now bent toward our winning the the I United States was bound to not I oppose the activities of the Com I munist and specifically to not disapprove the employment of any radio operator for the sole rea son that he was a member of the Communist Party or that he was active in Communist Party The secretary further stated that this was an order and must be obeyed without mental reserva In Stevenson said in a statement This is the same old story that was brought upduring the 1952 campaign and fully ex plained at that While I do not recall the inci dent in I was executing the orders of my superiors and I be lieve their decision was to leave the doubtful radio operators on the merchant at that critical time to keep the convoys My boss was the secretary of the Frank formerly Republican candidate for vice pres ident and no lover of Communists and extremists of any It should also be remembered that we were allied with Russia at that GOP Leader Hits Tactics Of McCarthy Hall Has Meeting With Eisenhower Refuses Comment WASHINGTON M Chairman Leonard Hall of the Republi can National Committee said after with President Eisenhower Tues day that I cant go along with McCarthy RVVis when he attacks persons fighting Commu nism just as he Hall did not relate that comment directly to any specific situation but hesaid he did not like way tilings developed last week In the controversy between McCarthy and the In that collision between the sen ator and Secretary of the Army Robert McCarthy ac cused the Army of coddling Com munists and Stevens accused him of browbeating officer Hall said he had discussed the socalled McCarthy situation with the but did not give Ei schowers Eisenhowers backing has been given to a statement from Stevens that the secretary will do what he can to protect any future Army witnesses against unfair treatment in hearings by McCarthys Senate Investigations Hall told reporters he believed a cure for the situation might lie in changing the rules of committee A move in that direc tion has been initiated by the Sen ate Republican Policy and varioussbiUs onthepoint have been After mentioning the subject of his talk with the Hall said My feeling about it is this While Joe McCarthy is fighting Communism I go along and we all go When he begins to attack persons who are fighting Communism just as conscientiously as he I cant go along svith At another point in his exchange with the GOP chairman said he did not think anyone would say that generals in our Army are not fighting To a question how the McCarthy probe might affect the coming Hall I think all these incidents throw a fog around the program which is one of the finest ever presented by a I think that pro gram will go and these little offshoots draw the peoples attention away from that pro Reminded of a statement he made several weeks ago that Mc Carthy was an asset to the Hall said he did say that but add ed I dont like the situation as it developed last County Rejects Bid On Crushed Rock At a letting for tons of crushed rock the county board rejected the only bid sub mitted and agreed to buy rock on the open Sole bidder was Grosshans and who asked per The whose road has been paved with rock problems had another one tossed in their laps A Grosshans representative told the group that the company could not afford to quarry blue hard rock at the and may have to shut down their Grosshans is faced with the same problem the county had be fore it sold its rock crusher what to do with some 10 feet of soft yellow rock that must be re moved before the hardrock is They propose to sell the county a mixture of 30 per cent yellow and 70 per cent blue The bottom four feet of yellow rock is hard enough to meet county the company repre entative The board took the matter un der Services Thursday For Levi McBride WYMQRE Levi Lee Mc a former Wymore died at a Falls City hospital Sun Funeral services will he in Falls with graveside rites and burial in The deceased was the brother of Glenn Beat and Charles Few Petitions On File For City Offices Barker Not Sure If He Will Run Wickham To Retire With the deadline for entry of candidates in the coming city elec tion only two weeks the petitions of only six candidates are on file at the City and all of these are for the office of coun Eight councilmen are to be elect one from each There are other council candi dates in and one candidate has declared but not yet flledl for each of the offices of mayor and No one has shown interest In the job of police Deadline for the filing of peti tions of candidates of all offices except school hoard is March Deadline for school board was last when five filed J tor Allen Davison as mayor and Al Klcman as city clerktreasur Mayor Perry Barker has not yet decided whether he will seek another Wlckhnm Out police magis said today he will not be a candidate for Lamar who was en dorsed as a councilman candidate a Third Ward has withdrawn from the George endorsed for the council Ht a First Ward said today he has not sure wheth er or not he will My petition for councilman has been drawn but I am waiting to see how many more petitions are filed before throwing my hat in the Fulton told T h e Councilman petitions now on file are First Ward Alvin Paul Kollekowski and William Second Ward Louis Bates and Harry Third Ward Arthur None is on file as yet from the Fourth A ward meeting had endorsed George Les Jackson and councilmen oth er ward but not yet fil Fulton in the First Ward Hale McCown in the Second Ward Franklin Russell Arthur and Ralph Heikes and Robinson who later dropped out In the Third Million Power Plant To Go Up Here Polling Polls will be open 6 from 8 until 8 and vot ing places have been designated as follows Ward One First South School Second east part of Court Street Grocery at 13th and Court Ward Two Courthouse Second Knights of Columbus 8th and High Third Ward First West School Second Bel vldere Fourth Ward First Fairview School Second East This afternoon figures at City Hall disclosed that voters have There are voters registered from Ward Next highest is Ward Four with In the 1950 election there were more than voters re but each of those must reregister before the 27 dead line to be eligible to vote City Clerk Al Kleman said to Harvey Essam Dies In Local Hospital Harvey RFD Beat died Monday afternoon in a local Born 1883 at he farmed five miles northeast of is survived by his May Robert and a a Rebec ca all of Beatrice and four He was a member of Uie Centen ary Methodist Funeral services will be held 2 Thur at the Harman the Walter Jewell Bu rial will be in Evergreen Home Police Make Thirteen Arrests In January Fortyeight meals were served to lodgers at the city jail during the month of according to the departments monthly re port handed in at the City Arrests totaled there were 481 radio messages and 49 dog Other entries on the report In clude assessed in fines and in Two speeders were apprehended and four reckless dri There were also three intox cation charges and four traffic REA OFFICERS New officers of the Gage Coun ty Rural Education elected are Miss Dorothy teacher at District president Beverly District vice president and Miss Lydia District secretary Democrats Challenge Benson View Doubtful If Long Farm Price Drop Has Been Halted WASHINGTON Russell DGn and Mansfield DMonlt challenged Tuesday Secretary of Agriculture B e n s o ns contention that the slide in farm prices has been an ndvoealc of rigid price supports for field said in an interview Ben sons contention in his annual re port that 1933 was n year In which the long decline In agriculture prices hud bon halted is news to the The farmers are wondering what has happened to the bil lion dollars that didnt get into their pockets In Russell He added ho was alluding to that size drop In income under the 1952 1 agree with the report of the SenateHouse economic Committee which said this is no time to be reducing supports on basic commo Russell How I have no quarrel with Bensons action In cutting supports on dairy products from 90 per cent to 75 per cent because drtlry pro duction can be controlled effective Mansfield said Benson had shown Inconsistency in his advocacy of flexible price supports by reducing the dairy props while recommend ing high rigid supports for Disputing Bensons contention that the farm price drop had been Mansfield declared I cant agree that a sound per metwmt farm program has been Secretary Benson ought to stop blaming Ihc previous ad ministration for farm surpluses and admit that in 14 months ho has done little to lower the surpluses piling up in his administration or the decline In farm Benson announced Monday that In one effort to get rid of some of the huge surpluses acquired under the price support a study is being mndc of offering the stocks on world markets at competitive Most of the stocks were acquired at prices higher than present world saying the Agriculture and State Departments an exploring the possibilities of more aggressive sales poli mentioned cotton and dairy products 5 Day Weather Forecast Is Below Normal OMAHA five day fore cast for Nebraska ami Kansas Temperatures will average 10 de grees below normal through Sun cold at beginning with slow warming trend normal maxlmums 53 Kansas minlmums 27 Kansas precipi tation In Nebraska should be light or but increasing south ward to to inch In Kansas expected In Kansas and possiblj southwest Nebraska Friday or Sat u Charge Two Wilber Youths With Assault Say Wilber Youth Threatened Girl Mother With Gun Suns Own Service CLATONIA Assault were filed in county court todfo against two Wilber one o whom Is alleged to have held a Clatoiiln girl and her mother a gunpoint for two hours after the girl refused to let him escort hei home from a volleyball game las The youths were Identified as Gary and Alan 17 both of According to Sheriff Ned Max Gruis met the lyoarolc girl at a volleyball game in Cort asked If he could take hci and wns The girl went homcjvlth friends but found Gruis waiting at hei He followed her Inside Maxwell and threatened the girl and her mother with a gu for several The other wnltec outside In a Charges wer preferred against the sherif because he supplied the gun and knew what Gruls intended to Lewiston Dedication Ceremonies March 12 The Huns Own Service LEWISTON Dedication cere monies of the new auditorium gymnasium here will be hold the evening of March not March 5 as previously Edwin Wlclund an nounces that an interesting pro gram has been planned and will be headed by the dedication ad dress by state sup erintendent of The program will be held In the new building starting at 8 LIONS CHORUS Bob Bagby announced this mor ning that all members of the Lions Club chorus are urged to be pres ent in the Paddock Ballroom to night at The chorus IK making plans for an appearance 17 at Nursing Service A Red Cross Activity Nursing Service is one of the many aspects of Gage County Roc Cross although It requires little lust year from the county chapters The Red Cross provides a First Aid booth at the Gugo County Fail and hires a registered nurse to be on duty during the In the event of a the Red Cross pays for the services of registered nurses to be on duty around the clock at the disaster The Red Cross also furn ishes the nurse who works with the city doctor who gives free ty phoid shots and other Inoculations during floods and other Under the Home Nursing Chair the Reel Cross provides in struction In home nursing throusjl out the Instruction in Civil Defense Is also a required pjirt of thiK A paid registered nurse is Kent by the National Red Cross to train instructors for these courses and the Red Cross supplies the necesHary equipment and sup During the post year VI qualified instructors were trained for this eight in three In Adams and one in Approximately K0 persons attend ed classes hold by these Ins true t COLLTCTOK BtjHY Forrest Rip city dogiors during the past had one of his busiest days of the year Of the first eight entries on the police seven were reports LIFTS BAN LINCOLN ban on ship onmenl of cattle into Nebraska from Calls included stray Kansas and Oklahoma was lifted dogs in and loo many PRESIDENT from his facial President Elsenhower seems to be trying to help Roland Harriman pin a Red ross button on his volunteer chairman of the American National Red presented the Chief Executive with the pin at a White House ceremony as the Red Cross launched its 1954 campaign for funds and NEA I Expect Work Will Begin Late In 1954 Construction Of NPPS Steam Plant Will Take 2 Years Construction should begin late this year on the steam generating plant which the Nebras ka Public Power System will build near NPS Executive Director Dcwey DeBocr told The Sun DeBocr Imd announced late yes terday that the NPS has decided to go ahead with the huge and hud set April 6 as date for sale of the bonds to finance the The plant will occupy several and will employ about 50 NPPS expects to have it operating by late We will be getting extra pow er from the Bureau of Reclama tion hydro plants in South but by 1956 we expedt that our demands will be exceeding this extra DeBocr told The We have been told that the Bureau will give us no further after until There wore several considerar lions which led to selection of Be atrice as site of the huge genera Fright Factor York Is actually the center of our load said We selected Beatrice because of the more favorable freight rates on the coal sve will access to natural gas two natural gas pipe lines run near and avail ability of a large supply of And the proximity to the load cen DeBoer said the decision to of fer the bonds was made last wceH at a conference attended by lals of the NPSS and the hydro dlsi trlcts the Loup River Public District Land the Icy taken despite refusal of the budget board to approve either the NPSS plan or a similar one proposed by Con sumers Public Power NPPS considered Consumers plan unacceptable and decided to go ahead on Us Consumers had proposed to build a steam gen eration somewhere in eastern arguing that rather than should the supple mental power because it could Sorrow money at a more favorable nterest DeBocr said the bonds to be sold next month will be revenue bonds of two series maturing in about 55 years starting in They will be NPS but the Loup district will issue The decision to build the plant iad been put off for nearly two years awaiting determination of Sureau of Reclamation power to be DeBoer It now appears that about dlowatts will be available from the Bureau by Demand Grows Our experience has been that demand for electricity doubles ev ery ten We can expect to row about kilowatts a DeBoer NPPS expects to gel KW riore from the Bureau this more in 1955 and another In These Increases will ake care of the anticipated de nand to said But ve art given to understand that ifter 1956 there will be no more Bureau power for us until Ve look for our demand to keep and the Beat plant will be ready to take are ot The kilowatt generator lore will be the largest single unit he NPPS The Bellevue plant has a rated capacity of but It has three each turning out Power from the Beatrice plant vill be fed into the NPSS power grid at the substation northwest While normally such steam gen ration plants are located on a riv because of the large amounts f water needed for and although Beatrice in on a De 3oer said that probably wells and ooling towers would be used iccause of the good underground vater supply Such a plant vould need several thousand gal ons of water per Ray manager of Con umers Public Power had o comment on what this action on lie part of NPSS would have on Consumers plan for an eastern Nebraska steam plant of its Monday Consumers did announce lat its board of directors has ap roved the expenditure of or a steam generation plant at to boost its capacity in estern local Grain Following prices approxi mate based on the normal freight
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