Albuquerque Tribune, January 7, 1955

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January 07, 1955

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Albuquerque Tribune (Newspaper) - January 7, 1955, Albuquerque, New Mexico The Albuquerque Tribune Local Forecast: Partly cloudy through tomorrow. Warmer this afternoon. Possible showers late tomorrow. Vol. 32, No. 238 Albuquerque, New Mexico, Friday, January 7, 1955 Ballnd 11 leecnd clttfr TJ- nac TVuft Cemftnne Toil oina. w. it 'D fages In LViO aeCUOnS HOME EDITION PRICE: SEVEN CENTS Erickson Quits As State Engineer Recent View of Huntnr Castla Historic Huning Castle To Be Tom Down Soon Another Albuquerque land- niark will vanish soon. Take a quick look at Huning Castle at 1508 Central SW. You won't see it much longer. Arrangements were completed trees. He put in a huge grape today with Guy E. Hawkins of Jacksonville, 111. to tear down tlie historic structure. Mr. Hawkins will start work Monday. He expects to finish the job in 60 to 90 days. W. A. Kele- her and A. R. Hebenstreit are owners of the property. Up until last fall, Huning Castle was occupied by the Trudelle School. The school moved out, however, when state regulations held the building un- safe. No Other Plans The owners have no plans for !he property other than demol- ishing the building. Huning Castle was started in 1880 by Franz Huning. Mr. Hun- Ing, who was born in Germany, came to America in 1848. He ar- rived in Santa Fe on Christmas Eve, 1849 after two months on the Santa Fe Trail as "bull- whacker" with a wagon train. He came to Albuquerque in 1850, settled here and became a prosperous merchant. In the late 1870's he purchased a large tract of land in the hopes he could sell it to the railway then, headed this way. This acre- age included all the land now located from Central West to the Hio Grande between Tenth and San Pasquale SW. The railroad, however, decided to put its installations further east. Mr. Huning was left with his land. Tn he began build- ing the castle, which he design- ed from his memory of Ger- man castles on the Rhine. Built of Adobe It was constructed of adobe, faced with wood.The lumber "was freighted overland from the east. There were big rooms, each elaborately furnished. Much of the woodwork was hand carv cd. There were velvet drapes, and wallpaper on the arbor and made his -own wine A stone fountain was erectec in the front yard. There origin- ally were two towers atop the castle. One of them fell in 1912 Franz Huning lived in his castle from 1883, when it was completed, until his death in 1907. Writer Born Hers Two Albuquerqueans were bora In Huning Castle. They are Mrs. H. Leslie Williams and Erna Fergusson, first cousins who are grandaughters of the pioneer. Miss Fergusson, well known writer, has. fond memories of Eluning Castle. She will never r's cookje. Jar that was siicti a through' the young years of her life. '''But history moves on in Albu- querque. And soon this old man- sion, which was once in the 'country" between the old and new towns of Albuquerque, will be gone. 2 Passengers Hurt When Eagle Hits Windshield of Bus CARLSBAD, Jan. 7 W eagle crashed through the wlnd- ehield of a bus today, injuring two passengers. The en route from El Paso to Carlsbad, was about 20 Maple Lake, Minn., and joined miles south of here. Treated at St. Francis Hospt lal here were Rogers Lynch, 65, of Lovington, who suffered fa- cial cuts, and a 16-year-old.Mar- tin, Tex., girl, Billie Mahmwood, who suffered shock. The eagle was killed by the Impact. Payments to Clerk Albuquerque businesses which pay occupation tax on a flat fee basis, should make their pay- ments now to City Clerk Ida V. Malone, City Manager Edmund Engcl paid today. Bills for the fees will not be mailed to the businesses this year as in the past. ____________' something new for Albuquerque Mr. Huning transformed his large estate into a little bit of Germany in America. He im- ported and planted hundreds o: Swope Will Quit Alcafraz Jan. 31 WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 AUy. Gen- Brownell today an- nounced that Edwin B. Swope will retire as warden of Alca- Iraz Penitentiary Jan. 31. Paul J. Madigan, now warden of the penitentiary at Terre Haute, Ind., will succeed Swope on "The Rock" in San Francis- co Bay. Swope, 66, and a native of Santa Fe, N. has had 20 years with the federal prison service.- Brownell said that Swope has been asked by Gov. John Simms of New Mexico to take charge of the New Mexico State Peniten- tiary, a post which Swope held before joining the federal serv- ice. Swope has been warden at Alcatraz since 1948. Before his assignment there, he had served as warden or deputy warden at McNeil Island, Wash., at Terre Haute and at the Federal Cor- rectional Institution at Engle- wood, Colo. Madigan, 57, is a native of the prison service 22 years ago. City to Open Bids On Griegos Station City commissioners Tuesday night will open bids on the big Sriegos pump station, estimated to cost in the neighborhood of The bid opening highlighted an otherwise routine 10-item agenda sent commissioners to- day for consideration Tuesday night. Other items include zon- ng questions, and a proposed amendment to the plumbing code. Hit-Run Driver Kills Pup, 3 Children Heartbroken Three small children are heartbroken and unable to un- .derstand why their Christmas puppy is dead. Mrs. Phillip Brown, 1505 Airway Rd. SW, reported that a hit-run' driver killed the children's 10-weeJcs old pup this morning. Answering to the names of Buster or Poochie, the little brown dog was part cocker and Boston bull. He was a Vule gift for Phil- lip Earl, Elizabeth Ann, 3, and Jim, 1W years, from their grandmother, Mrs. Earl Mc- Linn. Mrs. Brown said she heard Phillip Earl scream. When she rushed out lo him, she found the youngster crying ovw the dead pup. "The driver didn't even she said, Mrs. Brown 'said she has no clue to the identity of 'he car or driver. Sanchez Terms As 'Ridiculous' Hal! Costs Talk By RALPH I.OONF.Y City Commission Chairman Maurice Sanchez today termed 'ridiculous" an estimate that I would cost to put the Ijomas Blvd. civic center-audi torium site in shape for erection of buildings. The chairman also accuser The Albuquerque Journal pulling "big figures out of the air" in an effort to "scare the Chairman Sanchez, statements came in a day marked by these other developments in the audi- torium site story: Endorsement by the KIwanis Club board of directors of th_ site selected by the Commission majority. And a new appeal by J. H McKenna to the Commission to use a city water division-own ed site on Broadwav NE, north of East Central. Slaps at Moulton Chairman Sanchez termed "ridiculous" an estimate by E.L Moulton, City Parking Auhlority chairman, that it would cos1 about to level and black- top the selected site bounded by Lomas Blvd., Marquetta Ave. Oak and High Sts. NE. The chairman said that he and his colleagues, Commissioners Richard Bice and Lars Halama had been assured that the topog raphy of the land was no prob- lem. "It can be made useable a a very minimum he add- ed. This was opinion of en- gineers whose opinions were sought by the commissioners, he said.-, KW e'l-did noMalk to con- suiting engineer San- chez.-said. He added that "I see The' Journal is now contacting consulting engineer Moulton." The chairman said it seems :o him that The Journal" is try- n'g to pick out of the air big figures In on attempt to scare ;he public and put every slum- ping block they can think of In the way." Lists Opponents He then had this to say abou' the opposition: 'Outside of Commissioners Dan O'Bannon and Clyde Ting- ley, and Oscar Love, Mr, Moul- ton and Mr. McKenna, appar- ently the only opposition to the site is from the Albuquerque Journal editorial staff." He said he had heard opposi- tion expressed to him personal- ly by Mr. O'Bannon but had been contacted by at least 20D people expressing favor for the site selected. Mr. Moulton could not be readied this afternoon for com- ment on Sanchez's statement. Sanchez said the city would get the property for the site at "reasonable figure .either by purchase or condemnation." Only yesterday the directors of the KiwanU Club voled una nimously to approve the Com, mission .majority's selection oi an auditorium site. The board also expressed approval of the majority's decision to erect a general purpose type structure. The vote came at a luncheon meeting yesterday at the Fran- ciscan. Earlier, the League of Worn en voters went on record en- dorsing the site, and the presi- dent of the Albuquerque. Motor Court Assn. expressed satlsfac- ;ion with the action. McKenna's Stand But today, Mr. McKenna, sec- retary of Albuquerqueans -Un- limited, sent letters to commis- sioners presenting what he said was the "case" for an audito rium located at Broadway and !entral. At the ssrne time, McKenna launched an implied criticism of .he majority's "secrecy" in ar- riving at a decision on the site and in effect accused the maj- ority of playing politics. McKenna reiterated his earli- er proposal for an auditorium (Continued on raee 2) Fabian Chavez, Branch Vie for Top House Job SANTA FE, Jan. 7 competition for the importan position of chief clerk of the House of Representatives ap pesrs at the moment to hive nar- rowed down to two young men David Branch of Las Vegas ant Fabian Chavez Jr. of Santa Fe Both men claim strong sup port and speak optimistically o (heir chances of being the choice of the Democrats, who will or ganize the House. Branch indicated today that he will take the stand that Santa Fe has had the job for many years under the the way back to the days of the late George W. Armijo, at leas that it is time it went tc somebody from somewhere else He also remarked on the pre ponderance of state job seekers from Santa ticking off the names of more than half a doz currently being mentioned for appointive jobs in the Simms administration Chavez is a former member of. the House who was beaten fa 1352 when he sought" election "to the "State Senate. He is a local radio'commentator.-.His family Milestone The City Library today cat- alogruedT its book. Mrs. EIsi Thompson, city li- brarian, reports that the mile- stone volume is "Origins of New Mexico written by Frank Angelica Chavez, Fiancisfen, and published br the Historical Society of New Mexico at Santa. Fe. Mrs. Chulotte Kelly, as- ilsUnt librarian and cata- loguer, naid that the number of volumes his Increased by 1948. Included in (he total are adult books only. The figure Includes books at branch libraries u well the mala one. Treasurer, Assessor Offices Will Close Offices of the coumy treasurer and assessor will be closed to- morrow. Collection of 1954 taxes and assessment of property for 1955 will resume Monday at a. m. Treasurer Edna Monahan said her office is closing to catch up with posting work. Through yes- terday, a total of had been collected in 1951 property taxes. ong has been active 'in local xjlitics. Branch is a grandson of Tom VlcGrath. Branch served as read- ing clerk in the House six years jgo and has worked lor the Bu- reau of Revenue. There is always the chance ;ome last minute darkhorse ;t might emerge the favorite, es- pecially if the Branch-Chavez contest should get so warm it could possibly prove embarass ing to the legislators. Questioned by reporters on his preference for the speakership of the House in the forthcoming legislative session Gov. Simms a former 'speaker himself, saic tie was maintaining his "hands off" policy and would not inter- vene in anyone's behalf. He said memories of State- house opposition to his own speakership race in 19-59 led him away from interfering in this year's race. 28-year-old brunette beauty to- day, .was. hitting, a. multiTrflilllon dollar-jackpot'left .by (he: Xabletl 'merchant.princess" of State St. At the last counting the lovely Theft Case Bond Placed at Bond of was set in Dis- trict Court today for Isiah Knight, 31, of 1516 Wheeler SB on a. pica of innocent to receiv- ing and concealing stolen prop- erty. "The bond was requested by H. Leslie Williams, assistant district attorney, who told the court Knight has a previous rec- ord. Court dockets show Knight was iven four to five years May 18, 1949, for armed robbery and one year Oct. 22, 1953 for grand lar- ceny. He was acquitted last Nov. 9 of a charge of unlawful taking of a vehicle. In a Sandoval County case, Andrew Lucero, 18, ot Bcrna- illo pleaded innocent to assault- ng Frank Shaetfer of Berna- illo with a deadly weapon. Bond was increased by Judge John WcManus from ?500 to a) request of Mr. Williams. Suit Is'Settled pist. Judge Robert W. Reidy said today a workmen's compen- sation suit set for jury trial in his court Monday has been set- led. The suit was filed by Wilma Djas against C. Ca- doing business as Carey's. F-o-r-e! MANILA, Jan. 7 advertisement appearefi today in the Manila Times: "We wish to announce that we are manufacturing golf tees and due to limited de- mand any competition in the manufacture of the above item would.be a waste of money. Therefore, anybody who con- template; to pvt up the same factory hsd better us Globe Industrial Corp." WATCHING HER MILLIONS MOUNT is Mrs. Mollle Nelcher Bragno of Chicago, 28 heiress to a reported 513 million. She looks on as Mrs. Josephine Bower, tax examiner, and Illinois Treasurer Elmer J. Hoffman, open another of her grand- mother's safety- deposit boxes which have yielded the fortune. (UP Telephoto) New Millions Pile Up For Chicago Heiress p A Mrs--'1 MolUe Netcher-; Bragno Dr. Sheppard's Mother a Suicide CLEVELAND, Jan. 7 (INS) mother oE convicted wife- jiller Dr. .Sam Shcppard shot and k illed herscl f tod ay at the home of another son, Dr; Ste- phen Sheppard. The weapon was a .38 caliper revolver. Police Chief Robert Kelley of suburban Rocky River, where Dr. Steve said a note was [ound .-near the body of the 64- year-old'woman in'an upstairs bedroom. The note "This is too much. I can't take it any longer.' Kelley said only a maid, Mag- gie Schumpert, 50, and Dr. Sam's 7-year-old son, were in the house at the time of the shooting. In ill health for several years Mrs. Sheppard was the only member of the family 'unable to visit DC, Sam at county jail where he had been since July days after his wife was found bludgeon- ed to death in the bedroom of her Bay Village home. Dr. Samuel Sheppard, 31, is under a life sentence to Ohio Penitentiary following his con- viction Dec. 21 on a charge of second degree murder. His law- yers are appealing .for a new .rial, and a motion for. a new rial on the basis of "newly dis- covered evidence" Is' scheduled or Common Pleas Court to- morrow. stood to receive eventually, well over s t But state tax''Officials '.still weren't through-unearfhing and evaluating the piles of gilt-edged securities 'stowed away in safe deposit boxes by 'Mrs. Bragno's grandmother, the late Mrs. Mol- iie Netchcr Newbury. Gets Million Now Under the terms of Mrs. New- 'rotestGun Law. ARTESIA, Jan. 7 >rotests against proposals mak- ng registration of firearms with he state mandatory were lodg- ed last night by the North Eddy County Game Protective Assn. Inside Your Tribune Todqy Comics 25 Crossword Puzzle-----------25 Editorials _____________ 16 Faye Emerson__________ 5 Gallup Poll ___________ 12 Harrison______________ 2 Hatlo In -Your Neighborhood 15 Markets.................25 Mj Day 9 Olhman 16 Pony Express----------------16 Public Forum __________16 Report Card of Crime___16 Robb..................-- 1H Sports -...............18, 19 Stokes..................16 Sweetie Pie 12 Talbnrt Cartoon 16 Wtather 4 Women's News------------- .8 Lmry's will, filed the day after her death last Dec. 12, Mrs Bragno will immediately inherit half the roughly at about She will inherit the other holi upon the' death of Townscnd Nclcher of Palm Springs, Calif., Mrs. Newbury's son. In addition, Mrs.' Bragno will receive half 'of a separate" estate left by her Charles (Continued on. Face 2) Federal Tract Is Given to AF Six Blvd. acres of land at Gibson and SE which were declared surplus by the Atomic Energy Commission, wiV not be available to the city for park purposes. City Manager Edmund Engel today received official notifica- tion from the government thai the land has been transferred to the Air Force. The city had requested the surplus land for park use. But he said the government indicated it might, be willing to dedicate right of way across the land for a street. The city hopes to reroute Gib- son Blvd. north of its present location. Right of way across Ihis corner would be only a por- lion of land needed for such re- location. NM Withholding Judgment Upon Power Revenues Martinez Vehicles Job Given The men who will represent ew Mexico at a meeting of the Jpper Colorado River Commis- sion tomorrow in Denver have withheld judgment on a propo- sal to divide power revenues re- sulting from the project. The proposal, made by Gov.- :lect Ed Johnson of Colorado, calls for allocation of power rev- enues on the same basis as wa-l, ;er is allocated. To Determine Stand Fred E. Wilson, Albuquerque attorney and adviser to the com-, mission, said that one of thej for the meeting will be o determine the state's stand on the proposal. He said the group wilt hear a report from the Bureau of Rec- amation which will help in de- :ermining the power formula and the other revenues vVhich can be expected to help pay for the projects. Mr. Wilson said that the state's water allocation is 11.25 percent, although it did not necessarily follow that its power share had to be limited to 11.25 per cent Offers Suggestion The Johnson proposal was sub- mitted-as one of three amend' ments to be discussed. He also made tjiese other suggestions: 1. That inclusion of the Cure nti project on the Gunnison River be authorized. 2. That Jupiter Dam on the Yampa River be substituted for Cross Mountain Dam. The commission also nounced that its meeting at Gal- lup, set originally for Jan. 13, will be held there Jan. 23. Mem- bers. ..also, -meet executive, commiUee'.bri the Up- per Bajin Grass Rools Commil- fee 'af. Jan. Mr. Erickson DENVER, Jan. 7 The Upper Colorado River Commis- sion, heartened by action in Washington but still faced with differences in opinion, among Qome-ground forces, meets here tomorrow in another attempt to reach agreement on what should be included in the proposed water storage proj- ect. President Eisenhower, who made an air inspection tour ol the Upper Colorado River Basin area during his.Colorado vaca- tion last summer, urged Con- gress in his State of the Union message yesterday to approve the Upper Colorado River proj- ect as part of a western water use and conservation program. And Rep. William A. Dawson (Continued on Page Z) SANTA FE, Jan. 7 Gov. John F. Simms today announced with regret tho resignation of State Engi- neer John Erickson. Erickson informed the gover- nor he is reluctantly leaving his state job to join a firm of nolcd water authorities and intends to go to the Near East. Simms also told reporters: 1. J. R. Mar- tinez, T a o s County Demo- cratic chairman a n d executive committee mem- >er, has been named motor ve- licle commissioner and will have charge of announcing the various county license plate distributors. 2. There has been no decision yet on a state liquor control chieftain, a job for which Befl Kuffman, AJbuquerque Chamber of Commerce has been mentioned. 3. The governor expects Edwin Swope, designated as Ihe new penitentiary warden, to t.ike about Feb. 1 or possibly a little earlier; Swope's retire- ment from the federal prisons system. now is being processed. He currently is warden at Alca- traz, the federal prison. Came Here In 1917 ErJckson took over as slate engineer on Nov. 15, 1953 when le. and John Bliss, now inter- state, stream engineer, traded cbs. :rha3 -In New Mexico since he. joined the In- terstate Stream Commission in J947. Since engineer, Erickson has inaugurated a rium- ier of sweeping changes in tho administrative setup, aimed at itreamlining the office and tak- ng some of the direct respon- sibility for details off the shoul- ders of the top man. Before coming to New Mexico, 3rickson had 'worked for the- U. S. Geological Survey, state (Continued on Page 2) Snow Over Pass Reported Heavy Wolf Creek Pass Grande watershed in the Rio had. heavy snows late last month and earl: this month, according to H. J Stockwell, snow survey chief for the Soil Conservation Service at Colorado College at Ft Collins. The pass Is one of the principal measuring stations for spring ir- rigation runoff prospects in the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Mr Stockwell said that watershed surveys will be started later in the year. The ment Colorado roads depart- today closed .Cumbres Pass for the winter. The pass connects U. S. Highways 84 and 285 and is another measuring station for Rio Grande runoff prospects. Warming Trend Over Weekend By BREEZY Skies will remain parlly cloudy at least through tomor- row and there is a' possibility of some showers here lale tomor- row. The forecaster also said that afternoon temperatures would rise today and tomorrow with a peak of 44 this afternoon and a climb to 48 tomorrow. Tha highest yesterday was 38. It won't be so chilly tonight, either, the forecaster said. The lows this morning were 15 in the Valley: 18 in the Heights and 22 at the Airport. The lows pre- dicted for tonight are 21, 25 and 28. Normal mean temperature for today is 33 degrees. Extremes this date: 56 in 1948 and J in 1932. Sunrise tomorrow is at and sunset at The rela- lye humidity at a. m. was 70 per cent. The highest temperature in the state yesterday was 51 at Glen- vood and the lowest this morn- ng was 18 at Clayton. The Spirit of Frank Sjolahder Still Fills His Home; Keeps Family Close By MARY KNOERNSCHILD A child's toy telephone and a photograph of a resolute-looking young man in police uniform are part of a life for Mrs. Frank Sjo- her husband. When Officer Sjolander was smudges on her cheeks from tilled by a gunman a month ago, Helen Sjolander was shaken So the pretty took her three and confused. young woman small children and went to her family in Texas. This she Albuquerque to stay. She came lome to where she and Frank Sjolander had lived for the past w o years friends. among deserved How will the 27-year-old widow pick up the pieces and start again, "You just don't have a hus- band one day, and the next day she said quietly. "It was only Frank's body they put away." Three-year-old Mary Agnes Sjolander, a little girl with alert brown eyes and occasional playing vigorously, is confident bana is an enlarged that her daddy is in Heaven. The little red telephone, a Christmas present, is used to call up Daddy and Jesus in Heaven. The other children, retarntd to Guy, 10, and Helen, 8, under- stand the meaning of their loss to a great extent. "I don't be- lieve in keeping it from Mrs. Sjolander said. "He'd never have chosen lo leave me and the but there must be a reason for God's will, and Frank was a Chris- tian. Wanted to do his duly. We were both made for police work. He loved it, and he was an honest policeman. I couldn't have stood it any other The only real photograph, lhat Mrs. Sjolander has of her hus- The beloved face in the picture' hangs in a prominent place. Mrs. Sjolander's wish is to keep his police badge herself i( she can have it. Sjolander's 54-year-old mother and his brother in Crosby, Tex., are grief-stricken. Officer Sjol- ander's father died some years ago. Frank was the younger of the two sons. Helen Sjolander intends to support her .family on police pension and insurance funds. She may take a part-time job later. (Continued on 2) ;

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