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   Corsicana Daily Sun (Newspaper) - January 1, 1959, Corsicana, Texas                                V I win i dy and warmer this afternoon and tonight mostly windy and mild iWcolder Thermometer i 8 9 I 10 11 i 12 I 1 I i 26 32 38 44 46 48 Complete Weather Repon on Market IV HiHemtoftheOailySunandSemiWetklyMorninfliihtff LEASED WIRES OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UN ITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL AP TELEMATS MARKETS CLOSED Securities and commodities markets were closed Thursday for the New Year 178 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS uba In Chaos After Batista Flees ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ikoyan To IkeKhrushchev Meeting OLIVE TWIG ANTICIPATED IN CAPITAL Soviet Dictator Apparently Needs Dilemma Escape By THALER 1 UPI Communist diplomats said to day Anastas Mikoyan will try to promote a personal meeting be tween Premier Nikita Khrush chev and President Eisenhower next one of the Kremlins top is visiting Washington this month ostens ibly on a private But the sources here said the trip also was designed to sound out prospects of a headsofstate meeting early in the new year Needs Alternative If he fails to promote the talks closest explore alter nate means of SovietAmerican talks and a possible summit Conference the Commu nlst diplomats Mikoyan expects to leave next weekend for his twoweek visit to the United States dur ing which he anticipated talk Ing with topranking Ameri can Communist diplomats hinted that Soviet envoy woult take with him an unofficia omnibus peace plan that would reach beyond the immediatp EastWest feud over pf the plan were no Lanslord Dies Thursday Funeral Friday longtimi Richland died in thi VjjTwilight Home early Thursday Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 with burial in the Richland 1868 in Missis a retired grocer came to Richland in 1910 am remained there until 212 year ago when he moved to Twiligh Home Surviving are four Jim Corsicana Arthur anf both of Rich and John Lansford Mexia Lul Fort Worth tw John Rich and Joe Groes beck two Emm and Beulal Fort Worth and 1 The rites will be conducted b Corsican Methodist district superinten Pallbearers will be Horac Hubert Crutchfiel Guy Tyre Winstead Starlie Chism end Buell STORK FOUNDER DIES 1 OP Ma cofounder o Titche Goettinger majo Dallas department die Mounting Holiday Deaths Sickening Texas Violence Starts Fast FARM PRICES DROP WHILE BENSON CLAMS PROGRESS Power Sypply With Supply Hated MODEL OF ATLAS SPACE is a cutaway model of an Atlas space station showing how the shell of the Atlas missile would be util zed in space to provide living quarters for Its A space station like this with a crew of four men could be circling the earth within five the makers of Atlas Convair said in New Wire Alters Defense System 1 UPI The United States put ts armed forces under a streamlined military command system Wednesday dis arding a setup that President Eisenhower had called unreli able in peace and unworkable stroke of sea and air forces com prising unified commands in Atlantic and Pacific came under direct com mand of Defense Secretary Neil McElroy and the joint chief of In an historic the Navy and Air Force depart ments were taken out of the chain of From now their job will be to train and supply forces assigned to unified field But they cannot issue orders to operational forces or with draw any sea or air forces from unified commands without specific authority of the field commanders and defense The changeover was hailed by acting Defense Secretary Don ald Quarles as a milestone in the defense reorganization Page Eaton Getting Soviet Present 1 WP Cleveland industrialist Cyrus Eaton is getting a present from Nikita Khrushchev three big white horses and a shinny new The gift New 1959 came in colder than he old High and low temperatures or the 24hour period ending at 7 January were 33 and while the temp eratures for the previous Jan uary 1 were 47 and was aboard the freighter Mormac Rio which docked here Cus toms officials valued the horses at about and the carriage at about recently returned from a trip to the While there he met the Soviet Eaton is held in high regard by the Soviet Union despite his capitalist More Snow Due In House Probers Expect Action On Pressure 1 UPI influence investigators said today they felt confident that the new Congress would approve much of their program o wipe out improper pressures on federal regulatory The proposed legislation is a direct result of the House in vestigation into the activities oi former Presidential Assistant Sherman his million aire friend Bernard Goldfine and others both in and out of the Chairman Oren Harris D Ark of the House influencein vestigating said he expected to be able within several weeks to introduce measures unanimously recom mended by his subcommittee in Us i A By The Associated Press More snow was forecast for Panhandle and upper South Plains for Friday while those sections and most of the rest of Texas were thawing out from a blizzard earlier in the Bright skies and rising temper atures were general over Texas erasing piles of ice and Except for some cloudiness along the skies were clear over the state early Roman Custom Deadly one persons were hospitalized today from injuries suffered be cause of Romes ancient custom of throwing things out of the window on New New Years is celebrated here with the bang of firecrackers and the tossing of old and use less items out of the wine tin pots and miscellaneous items such as antique Six fires were started by fire There was one Mrs Teresa Tinto leaned too far ou of a window while waiting for her daughter to return from a party and fell to her Predawn temperatures ranged rom 16 degrees at Junction to 44 at Rising temp eratures during the day were The fair weather appeared destined to be short how The forecast called for in creasing cloudiness and colder weather New snows were forecast for New Mexico and the Panhandle of Oklahoma by A cloud cover moved in dur ing the early morning hours in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and prevented frost and freez No point re ported belowfreezing Earlier predictions were foe vegetables damaging Only far South Texas and See Page Next 30 Days To Be Colder UPI Colder than 1 usual 1 UPI prices dropped 2 per ent to their lowest level of he year in the month ended the Agriculture De partment reported Despite the the third consecutive monthly department economists estimat ed that prices for the year av eraged about 5 per cent above a year Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson called 1958 a year of great progress for agricul He said the per capita income of farmers and their amilies might prove to be the highest on In reporting the December price the department also said that farmers produc tion costs and living expenses remained unchanged from an alltime record high reached in The drop in the prices farm ers received for their crops and livestock lowered their net re turn to 80 per cent of See FARM Page By The Associated Press Two each of which proved fatal to a mother and took four Texas lives Thursday and pushed the New Year holiday violent death toll to1 Three died in traffic and mis cellaneous causes accounted for he other The Associated Press count began at 6 Wednesday and will continue until mid night A Texas Tech John Wesley of Lubbock was killed in an automobile accident a half mile west of Lubbock at 2 Lionel a carni val suffered fatal stab in El Paso Henry of Galvcs ton was fatally shot at a New Years Eye party in Galveston Charges of murder and assaul o murder were filed agains Clyde Stanley a broth erinlaw of the dead Mrs Mary Mansky was shot in th Leo a negn was shot to death at a predicted Congress would give the program a favorable Other subcommittee members made similar state John Bennett R said that although he approved the recommendations Page More Postal Rate Boosts Now Effective 1 UPI The Post Office De Only Airlines Issue Settled By United Tress International Eastern Air Lines ticket agencies reopened New Years Day and the carrier prepared to resume service for the first lime in more than a month fol lowing a contract settlement with striking flight The dramatic Eve New Years announced in temperatures were forecast for January in the eastern third of the the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast In its Weather 30day Bureau the also said it expects above normal snow and sleet in the southern half of the nation lying east of the Continental Divide and in the Middle Atlantic it precipitation will be The bureau also predicted above normal temperatures in the Northern Plains and in the far partment increased postage rates on magazines and mailed advertising effective The increases are a followup to the penny stamp increase of last The hikes are ex pected to bring in in new The Increases on second class mail in the magazine field pro vide for a 10 per cent hike on reading matter and 20 per cent on advertising Additional 10 and 20 per cent increases will become effective 1960 and Postal officials estimate these boosts will yield a year in the first year and more than additional mon ey annually after the third Postage rates on most mail ings in the third class category circulars and mer chandise up Thursday the department made changes In hulk mailing See ended a 38day walkout that has idled about Eastern Air Lines there was no sign of an immediate break in the 3clayold strike by pl ots American As the American walkout en orcd the New the corn any mailed out notifications o its other employes ad ising them they will be fur oughed without pay Monday inless a settlement is American had kept its non trikcrs on full pay since the lilots walked out Easterns new pact with its See Page Arson Blamed In One California Brush Fire By JOHN KENDALL LOS 1 UPI Two disastrous windlashed brush fires raged out of con trol today in the Santa Moni ca mountains leaving hundreds of residents facing the New Year An estimated 80 homes have been destroyed in Topanga and Benedict Canyons and many ex pensive mansions belonging to such celebrities as Doris Marion Barry Peter Lorre and Cameron Mit chell were for a time threaten Hedda Hopper and Jack War ner reported the flames which staged a macabre dance of de struction through the heavy populated Benedict Canyon where many stars homes are located showered glowing hot embeis onto their ie Jhes were the third and holocausts which have ravagedSouthern California In r fi areas of the two Residents who refused to join the thousands of home owners ordered by the fire de partment to evacuate showered their properties with water hoses in a desperate fight against towering flames that flashed into the sky as high as 150 Keith county fire said the Topanga blaze was definitely started by an Cause of the Bendict Canyon blaze was undeter Topanga about 20 miles west of downtown Los was hardest hit and burning out of control on a 25miles An estimat ed acres already have been blackened In the area along with 79 of the 80 struc tures reported Some firemen battled the two blazes while a squadron of planes bombed hot spots wfth a waterborate solution in ft a waierooraie solution in said an estimatedla desperate effort to halt the tV JMX0 persona lived in fires relentless march of de or burned At least eight firemen were with none of them Scores of others were treated for smoke Firemen said the Benedict Canyon blaze near Beverly Hills was being contained but was still dangerously out of control in the adjacent Canyon of Bev erly About 600 acres was reported blackened in the two densely populated Winds of up to 50 miles an hour sent the blaze zipping across the brushstudded hill sdes and canyons which all week long had been sucked dry of their humidity by strong desert winds of up to 50 miles an The Topanga blaze raced an estimated 10mile course to the ocean in less than 10 Nearly 50 persons huddled at Topanga elementary school and in the schoolyard where the Red Cross set up a canteen and offered the worried coffee and doughnuts and blankets to keep a ihort distance away the crazy dance of flames went Other area schools were used as shelters for the evacuees and Fire officals said it appeared that most fami lies forced to flee were stay ing with friends or relatives in other sections of the Both blazes eruptea Wednes day and sent a pall of smoke and fine dust high into the air over Los Sherff Inspector William McMann We now be lieve that the Topanga fire was started by someone strik ing safety matches and drop ping them into the dry The area has been without any appreciable amount of rain since The Bel Air an exclu sive hostelry where many cele brities was threatened for a while Wednesday night when flames came within half a mile in the Benedict Canyon Also threatened was the fa mous mansion of Mary Pick along with the mansions of Fred Da vid Tony ary Kurt Har old Merle Ray Elizabeth Taylor and Firemen staged a tremendous battle against the explosively not flames and were believec to have saved all the homes bul The owner of the destroyec home was not immediately Thousands of persons linet highways and mountaintops during the night watching the wild dance of flames which oc caslonally erupted into spouting tongues of fire that stabbed in to the night Many small explosions during the fire were said by firemen to have resulted from butane gas tanks exploding in burning Fire officals feared the blaze would outstrip the disastrou fire earlier this month whlcl blackened more than acres and destroyed nearly 3 homes at ilalibu only a few See Page party in Galveston Wcdnesdaj Olivia Ellis was charg ed with The Elli woman said she did not Anderson and that he crashd the Edmund County Installs Officials At Court Session The Commissioners Court held its first meeting of the year Thursday making preparations for 1959 and ox pressing satisfaction of achieve ment in County Judge Kenneth Doug las summarized the 1958 report with concluding remarks to the court All funds wound up In the black for the year think it is because of the fine supervision and control tho Court exercised over all Two newlyelected commis Arlon Simmons ofPre cinct 2 and Sammie Saunders of Precinct were sworn into of as wore other newlyelected Those sworn In Included Judge Walter dis trict clerk Harry county clerk county school superintendent Walter justice of tho Precinct Place 2 county surveyor Bert county The oath of Sheppard ol justice of tho peace of Precinct was delayed until a ond could he Bonds of the other newlyelected offi cers were Judge Douglas administered tho Simmons was the only mem ber of the court to sec duty for the first His Lester was on hand to See Page By The Associated Press New Years holiday violent oaths climbed sickeningly Thursday with traffic as usual he leading At 2 the compila ion showed 79 dead from traf 21 from 7 in miscel aneous accident for a grand otal of sleet and rain left itrcols and roads in dangerous condition in many sections of Tho National Safety Council the count of fatalities vas running ahead of its ad vance estimate for the current New Years weekend was rising faster than on The Council had figured that 390 Americans would die in notor vehicle accidents in the ourday period that began at 6 local time Wednesday and will end at midnight Sun Fatalities totaled 160 in the oneday celebration of tho new year a year The Council the climbing current in to treacherous driving The weather was wet in most o the eastern half of thenation with snow or freezing rain in the North and rain in the South while the number o traffic deaths began to rise mori rapidly on New Years Day than on New Years the coun was running well under the pace set during the recent Christmas STREET HOBS PILLAGING IN HAVANA Senior Justice Acting President Strike Threatened By FRANCIS MCARTHY 1 UPD resident Fulgencio Batista fled he country and street nobs took over in pll aging and The red and black ensign of leader Fidel Castro was appearing Rebel nilltia tried vainly to disperse the mobs surging through the rado in the heart of Hundreds of demonstrators through the Hotel Sevil a Biltmore Casino ths after wrecking Ignore Militiamen The casno is less than 10 feet from the United Press Interna tional Other hundreds swarmed through the nearby Hotel smashing the casino Th9 rioters ignored the militiamen who so far had fired only into the Not a policeman was to bo The mobs began taking over within minutes of learning of Batistas predawn Ba tista and some 40 of his follow ers arrived by military aircraft this morning at Ciudad Trujillo in tho Dominican al ready the exile home of Argentine dictator Juan Two persona were 2 Sea HOLIDAY Page p F S aiai if Tulsa Hotel 1 sales manager for Bethlehem Supply here fell to his death to day from the 12th floor fire escape of a Police identified him as Ir win Curtis Detective SgL Jimmy Jackson said Smith apparently jumped to his death His overcoat and hat were found on a chair in the 12th floor corridor near an open fire escape Smith was not registered at the Smith recently had been trans ferred to New York City but had not left for his new Smith was a Bethlehem Sup ply executive in Corsicana from 1945 to Rockefeller Is New York Chief 1 UPI Nelson 50year old grandson of billionaire oil man John Rockefeller today became New Yorks 49U Rockefeller officially assumed his first elective job at mid night after taking the oath 01 office at private ceremonies in the executive mansion Wcdnes day Only relatives and a few close friends were with An angry mob of BOO Cuban ebel sympathizers gathered at airport See Page Planes Loaded With Refugees Arrive In NEW 1 UPI Cuban political refu gees Including two children of alien president Fulgencio Ba lsta landed here in a hasty flight from their homeland to day and got a noisy test reception from rebel The 67 mostly minor crovcrnmcnt and military func tionaries and their fled their battletorn homeland with a small arsenal of submachine gun and the cloth they Sealed From Public They arrived at dawn on a fourengined Cuban transport Immigration officials scaled them off from public con tact at Moisant International Several hours later a noisy but unarmed band of who identified themselves as college and high school students f streamed Into the airport waving the rod and black flag of rebel leader Fidel We want to ROC thorn the refu gees they One refugee was Kinglcd out by the student demonstrators as the 1 He was Identified Augustine La See Page BehindScenes Help Possible USED GIFT BIFLE TO SLAY in checked puts on his jacket as he leaves the police station in with a detec tive after the 21year old was taken into custody on charges of fatally shooting his with a rifle she had given him as a Christmas The shooting followed an argument in which Willard was quoted as saying his wife was shot when he merely intended 1 UPI officials expressed hope today that the civil war in Cuba can now be brought to an end Observers be lieved the United States would move fast behind the scenes to help settle the There was no immediate for mal State Department reaction to the fall of the Batista gov ernment and the takeover by a military The State De partment only Wednesday re affirmed its handsoff policy toward the Cuban But officials privately wel comed the Indicated peace offer made by the junta and said they hoped rebel leader Fidel Castro would find some way ot ne gotiating with the military lead ers who took over from Bntinta They wcro well how that Castro has maiJo it clear he will not accept a hand medown junta from It was reliably reported that a highranking State Depart ment William VVio director of the Office of to frighten AP Wirephoto Caribbean and Mexican eft unannounced for Cuba two days ago for a firsthand look at Cuban Wle land a veteran foreign service career Is highly thought of by both rebel and Cuban gov ernment Roy Rubottom assist ant secretary of state for inter American was asked Wednesday about Castros po litical leanings and possible recognition of any Castro gov He was questioned be hind closed doors by a Senate Foreign Relations subcommit A source said Rubottom an swered that he assumed Cas tros followers were not Com He this country would recognize a Castro gov ernment if it met tho traditional tests of recognition That it guarantee tho safoy of Americans in have full control of the nation and live up to the International obliga tions made by previous govern Chairman Wayne D of the aubcommittee tha questioned Rubottom told re I am awire of no evi dence that there Is any organiz ed Communist element in the rebel Nicolas tho Batista overnments ambassador to the United wns expected to resign along with his Minister Mario Mun It was expected that the eco nomic Emillo would become charge d The United States Is anxloua that bloodshed in Cuba cease and that life there return to 1 marks the date on which harvest of the 600mlllion dollar Cuban cune crop tradl tlonally American busi nessmen have about 400 million dollars Invested in Cuban and Cuba supplies 35 per cent of the annual nine million tons of sugar consumed in this coun In business firms and industries have huga investments in The island Bee Page   

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