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   Corpus Christi Times (Newspaper) - April 6, 1955, Corpus Christi, Texas                                SHOWERS hristi ttneg COMPLETE LOCAL NEWS VOLUME 235 CORPUS TEXAS WEDNESDAY APRIL 6 38 Pages Todcy In Two FIVE CENTS City Leaders Take Record Turnout of 20217 Gives Smith 21 Majority Corpus Christ was to get a new businessmans city administration today following the All City Party tickets smashing victory in yesterdays City Council election A new record turnout officially reported this morn ing as 20217 gave Farrell and his slate a whop ping 2 to 1 majority over the Citizens Economy League ticketjieaded by Gabe Garrett In the mayors race Smith a Bank Robbers Get In New York NEW YORK April 6 Four gunmen robbed a Queens bank today of the largest cash haul ever taken from a bank The loot earlier had been re ported at 5200000 and Small Bills Tlie denominations of the bills were not announced Apparently they were small because they were intended for routine transactions at the tellers windows The four men one carrying a ma chinegun herded 11 employesof the Chase Manhattan banks Wood side branch into the rear and made a clean getaway The branch is about five mites cast of Times Square across the East River on largely residential Long Island It is within the New York City limits It was one of the branches in volved in a merger last week of the Chase National Bank and the Bank of Manhattan Co The Chase Manhattan is the nations second largest bank with assets of 718 All in Cash First reports indicated the bulky loot was entirely in cash The money had been removed from a vault prior to the banks opening and was to be distributed in tellers cages It was too heavy for an employe to carry and was resting on a carriage or dolly for transpor tation to the tellers A cash holdup of a Franklin National Bank branch Seo BANK Pnffo 20 WEATHER ABLAST SET OFF 6 MILES ABOVE DESERT LAS VEGAS Nev April 6 AP The highest atomic test in any Nevada series a blast designed to destroy plane six miles above the Yucca Flat site today The fireball lasted less than five seconds The flash was brighter than the sun in Las Vegas 75 miles away 0 It was not visible in the daylight in LosAngeles 250 airline miles distant The cloud formed iu the shape of a doughnut rather than a mushroom reporters on a mountain peak 55 miles away said 38yearold tax attorney and land owner topped his opponent 66 yearold Gabe Garrett by 6267 votes The total for Smith was 13 086 for Garrett 6819 The Economy League ticket carried only two Hirsch School and Savage Lane School Roberts Polls Most In the contest for the four com missioners posts around the City Council Jable Smiths running mates polled more votes than he did Highest number of votes went to W J Roberts who received 13166 The total vote for the three other All City candidates was 13 359 for Minor Culli for B E Bigler and 13095 for M P Maldonado D C Craig topped thelosing commissioner candidates in vote gettins with 6610 Others on the Citizens Economy League ticket were M M Stevens 6607 votes C C Cosgrove 6423 and G C Pickart 6409 The new administration was Eden Takes Over As Prime Minister Says Churchill To Remain Top Figure in House of Commons Introduction Bid you know that Corpus Christis mayor Is a champion debater For a behtndthe scenes look nt your officials dont miss the first of a se ries of articles on tho new city administration beginning on Page IB Today meet May or iTarrcU Smith Forecast for Corpus Christ and vicinity Mostly cloudy with show ers and scattered thunderstorms late tonight and Thursday Cooler Thursday Low lor tonight G266 high for tomorrow 7S81 Wind forecast East winds 12 to 18 miles an horntonight Thurs day northeast and rast winds 15 1o 25 miles an hour with strong shitt ing winds expected during thundor showcrs Small craft warnings dis played Highest temperature yesterday and lowest this morning Cliff Maus Airport S67I Chamber of Commerce 8272 Water temperature at Ar ansas this morning 6S Sunrise am tomorrow sunset pm today moon rise S37 pm today moonset am tomorrow Gulf of Mexico tides high am tomorrow low pm to day Rainfall deficiency for 1955 2U inches scheduled to take office shortly after 3 oclock this afternoon in ceremonies in the council cham ber at City Hail Last item of busi ness for the retiring P C Callaway administration was slated to be the official canvass of returns from yesterdays election Members of the incoming conn cil met with the city manager at City Hall this morning prepara tory to their swearing in and ini tial business session this afternoon In addition to the canvass of re turns by the outgoing council and the induction of Ihe new council a tew matters of routine city busi ness are on the agenda for dis posal City Secy T Ray Kring who j supervised the smoothrunning election reported today that his of ficial tabulation would show 20 371 persons went to Hie polls The total vote cast in Hie mayors race was 19903 indicating that 312 per sons did not vote in the mayors contest or voted negatively A to tal of 9678 persons were eligible to vote Either figure would be a new record turnout in a city election The previous record was establish ed two years ago when 1S004 votes were tabulated in tlie City Council election Cars Given Avnty Boosting interest in yesterdays voting was the giveaway of a 1955 sedan and a batterypowered mod el of a sport car by the Junior Chamber Commerce Everyone who voted was eligible The se dan went to R L Jack Shackel LONDON April6 Anthony Eden became Britains 42nd prime minister today but told Parliament Sir Winston Churchill will remain the domi nant figure in the House of Com mons Eden appeared in the House a few hours after receiving from Queen Elizabeth II the mandate to form a government in suc cession to Churchills His appear ance did not set off much of a demonstration There was a sound of approval from the Conserva tive benches behind him but the Laborites were silent It was evi dent the Commons still had its mind on Churchill who was not even present to hear the tributes of Eden and Clement Attlee lead er of the Labor opposition Eden said Churchills greatest attribute in statesmanship rests on the fact that he brought a most complete vision to prob lems before him and always cut through to their core Tlie 57yearold divorced man in history to be named the hand ol Queen Elizabeth H and accept ed her appointment to succeed his longtime political mentor Sir Win ston Churchill who retired yes terday at 80 because of his great age Trumpets of the Horse Guards Band sounded in the distance like a herald of the new political era as the handsome debonair states man in frock coat left Buckingham Palace under pale sunshine to drive back to his new duties Palace Communique The gray capital with all its newspapers on strike got news of tlie historic changeover in a palace communique read over the British Broadcasting Corp The text The queen received the Right Hon Sir Anthony Eden MP in audience this morning and offered him the post of prime minister and first lord of the treasury Sir Anthony Eden accepted her majes tys olfer ami kissed hands upon his appointment Churchills political crown prince of more than 13 years fidg eted nervously with his lie and frequently smoothed his gray lian as he arrived at the But on the return journey al ter his 40minute interview in the queens private apartments he ap peared at ease and confident A crowd of unaware be cause of the newspaper strike of what was going his sleek black limousine depart First Major Duty His first major duty as prime minister was to pick his cabinet and several important changes were expected The biggest was the naming of liis own foreign secre tary The general assumption in London was that the nod would go to Defense Minister Harold MacMillan 60 a director of the MacMillan Publishing Co and a wartime friend of President Eisen hower Edens succession to K7o 10 Downing Street touched off the first heavy shots in the campaign for the general election lie is ex pected to call within months Many politicians are expecting a vote as early as May 26 Even while Eden was at the palace leftwing Laborite rebel Aneurin Bevan cut loose with a political blast which tipped the line that many Socialists are like ly to take in the drive to unseat the Conservative Party Scarcely adequate to meet the challenge of the new hydrogen age Bevan wrote In the weekly Tribune adding The problem for Sir Anthony Eden is that he does not possess a personal ascendancy over the rest of his colleagues Therefore Bevan charged Britain is likely to pass from per sonal to committee leadership with no at the helm May Continue Policies Eden like Churchill a friend and staunch ally of the United States was certain to carry out many of the policies he and liis old chief worked out together in the years oC their dose partner ship That association began as far back as 193S when Eden then llrquit She government of Neville Chamberlain in a drama tic protest against appeasing the Axis dictators Edens forceful refusal to give way was one of the political steps that first brought himunder the Tornadoes Swirl Over North Texas CHICKENS LEFT HOMELESS IN STAMFORD unidentified men survey yesterdays storm damage on ranch AF Wlrel FORECAST ASSAULT minutes his 31 am personal xving of Churchill who appointment with the sovereign See EOKN FBRP 10 Rook Found Not Guilty of Theft From inmate of Jail See CITY 20 Me Stassen Lying WASHINGTON April fi Harold E Stassnn refused today pending a tnrlher review to pro duce 10 documents called for by the Senate Investigations subcom mittee in its Inquiry into a Pakis tan grain storage project Tlie Foreign Operations Admin istration head took his stand at a hearing in which 1 Sen McCarthy RWis ac cusod Stasscn nf lying under oath he be called be fore a grand jury for indict nient Chairman McClcIlan D Ark brushed aside the McCar ihySIasscn clash for lie lime be 2 Stassen announced ba will start nil over on the Pakistan pro Jrct cnlliiiK for now bids to mnko Mire no lironth of scnnrlnl lourli rs Hie nuiltlrilllon dollar opera tions tit KOA Agricultural Construction Co o Anjjelcn for job but tht final signing was held up after the committee planned iis inquiry Sen Symington DMo com plained that the chosen bid was the highest submitted Stassen was subpoenaed for to days nppenrance He refused to honor the subpoena on the ground it had no legal force but expressed willingness to appear voluntarily any time the senators wanted him The row started last week with R demand from Stassen that he or a lop FOA lawyer be present if Senate investigators quit his em ployes Today McClcIlan asked him to produce 21 documents bearing on the proposed contract Stassen agreed to produce 11 of these but said 10 others were in the nahnv ot confidriiilnl Joe Rook local private investi gator was found not guilty this morning of theft by bailee of Robert Hackett federal pri soner being held in county jail Judge Horace Young in County Court at Law No 1 announced the verdict this morning atter the ompletion of testimony and heav ing attorneys arguments in the Rook who had claimed lie had received Hie 535 from Hackett as a retrainer tee lor his services in a burglary charge against Hackett in California dismissed reprinmnded by Young for tlie looseness1 ot his business transactions Identifies Heoorrtw Rook was the only witness on HIP stnnrt this morning Up testi fied concerning the records he keeps on his cases and identified several stenographers notebooks in which he liud jotted down notes He identified a paS of legal size paper containing notations as his records in the theatre bomb ing case He said he had been retained by the owner of the thea tre Arnulfo Gonzalez to investi gate the case At one point Gene Lanfear as sistant county attorney who was prosecuting the case for the state asked Rook why he did not have Hacketts first name or initials in niaV MAYOR BETTE HARDER FIRSTWOMAN Mother 29 Named New Alice Mayor CallerTimes News Service ALICE A 29yearold mother of two Bette Har was named the first woman mayor in Alices his Complete but unofficial returns gave Mrs Harper a 1307 to 1213 win over councilman Mendal Hughett Mayor Robert M Franks did not seek reelection Only One on Slate To Win Unofficial returns showed Mrs Harper was the only member of her slate elected The other four members of the council elected were members ot the opposing Businessmens Ticket However a possibility developed Paper Claims Record Made of Carney Talk PHILADELPHIA April 6 AP The Philadelphia Bulletin reported today the existence of a steno graphic transcript which quotes Adm Robert B Carney the chief ot Naval Operations as telling a group of newsmen two weeks ago that Cominunist China probably would attack the Nationalistheld island at Matsu in midApril and Quemoy Island some weeks later Carney testifying yesterday be fors the Senate Appropriations Committee denied having made such statements at an informal dinner held by newsmen two weeks earlier New stories pub lished after that dinner brought a comment from President Eisen hower that the probability of a midApril attack was information that he did not have The story in the Bulletin today signed by Robert Roth Washing ton correspondent ofthe newspap er said Carney probably did not know that there was in exist ence a verbatim record of what the admiral actually said at a background dinner given by a group of Washington correspond ents two weeks ago Development The record shows that Carney forecast the Red Chinese assault not once but four or five times and that he evaluated this as an inevitable development the Bul letin reported The newspapers story said the stenographic report was not course an official one or nec essarily free from error but it was taken by an experienced shorthand reporter and its lang uage is supported by both the re collection and the longhand notes today that defeated candidates of others who were present for a recount ot votes The Bulletin said neither Roth his notes on Hacketts problem Rook replied that he did not know Hacketts first name or in itials at the time and that he doesnt recall them now Among witnesses for tlie state yesterday were Hackett and Wil liam Harvey Cross presently un der five indictments for burglary and felony theft and one habitual criminal charge Cross substantiated the states contention that Rook had been given the money to purchase clothes for Hacket Persecution A good part of the defense csse was built on the alleged persecu tion of Rook by the sheriffs de partment Since the vote was so close Mrs Harper said today I be lieve we will ask for a recount at City Hall There is a possibility ot errors NTv Mora Comment Mrs Harper declined to make further comment On the fourmember ticket with Mrs Harper was Miss BUI Ap pleby A L Dear and Andres Ar fodondo Hughetts running mates were Clay Chiles Karl Carpenter R Tidwell and Luis Mora Complete unofficial returns iu the raos lor council posts included Carpenter Tidwell 1315 Mora 1306 Chiles 1372 Arre dondo Miss Appleby 1255 and Dear l26fl nor any other member of its staff attended the dinner The news paper did not disclose the source of its information In Washington Marquis W Childs of St Louis Post Dispatch bureau told a reporter he helped arrange the dinner for Carney Childs said no stenograph er as such was present and so far ns I know there was no steno graphic transcript At th Pentagon a copy of the Associated Press dispatch reporf inf on the Bulletin story was sent to Carneys office with a request for comment An aide said the copy arrives as Carney was leaving his office and he did not know whether Car ney saw it before his departure The aide declined to say where Carney was gxiing except that he was leavjng the building He said Carney probably would back sometime during the afternoon The Bulletins news story said The transcript shows that Car ney began by saying Mao and Chou Chinese Com munist leaders have made a straightforward pitch on w h a t they intend to doThey have had a series of unbroken successes and they are flushed with victory They should feelsafe in con tinuing to probe and they will probe The first two things they will go after are the offshore is lands They can take Matsu and Que moy from the Chinese Nationalists It could be expensive for them but they could take the islands by spending enough They proba bly wffl initiate an attack on Mat su in midApril Significance of Tirulnjt The significance of the timing is that it would tie in with the AfroAsian conference in Ban See CAKXEY Page 20 OneKilIedr19 Hurt as Winds Smash Homes By TTies Associated Press1 Tornadoes and vicious twisting Hindscrimpled homes and trailed death and misery across North Texas foday At least one person was killed and 19 injured Fifteen persons were injured at Sherman when the tornadic winds smashed homes and snapped xnver poles like matchsticks Lee Barnes was killed apparently by Sying debris He was a drilling rig night watchman there Tornado Reported Tornadoes spun into the little communities of Buffalo Springs Post Oak and Newport all in vicinity of Wichita Falls Four men were injured when an oil well rig blew over between Henrietta and Jacksboro Mayor J Winston Peel estimat ed that 75 percent of the homes in Pilot Point were damaged He estimated total damage Steel power poles on the square snapped St Thomas Catholic Church a planing mill and a Ne gro lodge hall suffered At Sanger most of the damage was a mile north oE town At least 12 barns were blown away Jimmy Kirby o ganger driving a bread truck along a road when the storm hit was struck by a barn which blew into the truck He was not hurt At Perrin AFB winds as high as 81 mph were recorded Bryan Baker insurance man at Bonimm estimated dam age there Three structures were demolished and many other build ings damaged Nearly every house in nearhy Ector suffered roof damage Rain totaling 155 inches accompanied the storm at Banham The Weather Bureau warned stormy weather could be expected in a 100mile wide path from 60 miles west of Wichita Falls to Lit tle Rock Ark until 1 pm today Hundreds of homeswere dam aged at Sherman HaiJ some of it as big as hens eggs and rain spewed shotgun lasluon from the whining winds Damage was estimated in the millions of dollars in the storm area The storm played tricka 2n its wild predawn course At Newport a neighbor found Jess Winters outside his demol ished but not sep Kjusly injured His bed had fcecn rolled into the street by the storm Store Cecil Rhoades his wife and 6 children huddled uninjured in their grocery stora at Post Oak as it splintered around them The gymnasium of the school and most structures in Post Oak in Jack County were damaged At Newport several homes were destroyed and at least 25 dam aged Buffalo Springs reported consid erable damage but no injuries The hail was so heavy in Clay County and Wichita Falls it cov ered the ground in spots like snow Grand Jury Hears Deputies Accused Fuedo Safe Burgiar The Nueces County grand jury this morning began hearing wit nesses who had been called dur ing the investigation preceding the recent indictment Benvard Stevens former deputy sheriff for safe burglary Summoned inlo the grand juryjp room this morning were HughlSmVCrS Orders All dcputiw iSftcJ Aid Smith The latter is under indictj AUSTIN April S ment for the Fuedo Foodtiner safe i Shivers today directed that all See STORM burglary Waiting in the hall outside the grand jury room were Police Chief Dick Hunyan Sheriffs Deputy Domingo Pena and former County Jailer Jim Covley Also called into the gvarni jury room his morning were two women in connection whh alleged cases possible siate help be extended to North Texas storm damage areas A Highway Patrol sergeant asid four twoman units were sent to the area The American Red Crass and the Division ot Defense and Dis aster Relief were pooling informa tion for sending relief as needed Stella Gonalez a defense wit Canvass Pay Set ness testified that a telephone culler who said he was Sheriff Odem Dobn offered her ROOK sev JO OTHER HIGHLIGHTS EJECTIONS How did they turn out in other states 11 In Page 8 ROMANCE Elevation ot divorced Anthony Eden to primt minister may help Princess Irtargarets marriage chances with oncewed Pder 14 within an ngoncy of tlir executive branch And lie said lir would luive lo review1 cncli of them forfore deciding whether to produce it VNSXIRANCR State announces now auto rates 9 SCIKNCK Tlaido waves fwn planet lupitii1 detected but ava they or natural Pngi I ALSO Behind Hie nwx Kdilovial H Wnmrns News lfi13 Sports 4U9R Comics 10H Movies 11R TV 12B Radio m The present City Council will canvass returns oJ election at its April 33 meeting Election win ners are scheduled to take the oath of office that day Mrs Lucille Hobbs longtime city clerk said the more than ballots cast is a new record in a city election or Alice Two Alice voters yesterday also ap proved two amendments to the City Charter and turned down a third which would hava changed the city elections from odd to evennumbered years The latter was defeated 1EHS to 993 A proposal o change Ihe si art of liio citys fiscal year from Ian 1 to April 1 approved 11CV to Dlfi Voters favMvd lVtl to WO another proposal will chanRO method frr handling city Kind sales Woman Expects To Live To Be 100 Following 38th Operation By FRANTC CRAWFORD WICHITA Kan USMrs Blond ela Wert is recuperating nicety from her 38th operation and says is goingto live another 50 her intestines both breasts and Mrs Wertexpects to KO backto I believa this It my last oper ation says tho SSyear okl patient in St hospital I don know what else they could take out In the past 22 years she she lias Rom to surgery in 14 litvspiials in half a cities fn an issorlment tf ailmenti They includehovnia removal of a sid noy hUddor miJ now tumors Mincer some of 1 When is various other parts of her anat omy f Dont feel swrry though Ive lived an active useful happy life so tar and 1 expect to KO on living that wayt is how shs explains the time she spends be tween operations And her doctor just might the next 50 as she says she will is floing very well he said had an ulcer this time and it wai necessary io remove a fwrt ct hrr stomach But shp is midy to go back horns work perhaps as a saleswoman at a department stoiw That arid taking caiv ot her home for her husband P A Wert a telegrapher for the Santfi Fe Raihxiad ilias only a twooperation man Wert hvs wife is a busy woman who takes part in club work and other activities Thiir two sons died in accidents one drowning when he was 12 the other in a railroad accident when She just as Jisvd as I do said Wert And I might add I luive to work pvotty hard atiotix comi hicft tvr thf   

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