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   Corsicana Daily Sun (Newspaper) - March 21, 1959, Corsicana, Texas                                Mil THE WEATHEB this after noon and tonight colder with low tonight in midSOs Sunday generally fair and war Thermometer Readings 8 9 10 11 I 12 I 1 I 2 47 48 49 53 54 55 56 Complete Weather Report on Market HJHomeof thg Daily Sun and SemiWeekly Morniim liJhtff LEASED WIRES OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UN ITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL SIAKKETS AT A GLANCE Most Securities and Commodities Markets Are Closed On AP TELEMATS 246 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Texas Lashed By Violent Winds ft ft Summer Summit Talks Agreed ADVOCATES FLEXIBLE AUTO BATES Vestel general manager of the Na tional Association of Independent points to a map chart which shows the differ ence between rates in some Texas cities as com pared to those in neighboring Lemmon testified before the House Insurance committee meeting in Austin on the automobile insurance AP Wirephoto Moon Mistake Feared March 21 top space expert warns that too many satellites orbiting around the earth might cause a traffic jam in outer space that could touch off a nu clear William Pickering ex plained the satellites could be mistaken for attacking missiles and thus lead to He called for the formation of an inter national satellite indentification system to keep early warning stations from mistaking the moons for attacking mis There will be hundreds of MteUltes the tarth n the futurePPicKVring said an early warning sta a satellite doesnt look much different from a ballistic director of the jet propulsion laboratory at the California Institute of Technolo told a conference on the realities of space exploration that an international satellite identification handbook should be The listing the orbits of satellites owned by pi could prevent a mis take that might set off a nu clear he I think it Is more important to publish the handbook for the Russians than Pickering adding that the de finitely was in second place in the space race and it is going to cost money to get us For this he we must resist the temptation to be stampeded into a program that is too fanciful or speculative See Page 8 Policies Bar Atomic Losses March 21 UP Europes major insurance com panies have taken guard against the threat of nuclear One paragraph in thousands of European house insurance policies tells the Excluded from the guaran tee against it are those disasters due to ef fects direct or Indirect of ex of heat or radiations coming from a transmutation of I the nucleus andor radioactivi1 Storm Developing Over Texas Taxes AUSTIN and blizzards danced around and a new storm developed Fri day under the state Capitol Wesley Roberts charged Daniel has indicated he prefers a progressive income tax to meet the states deficit and growing pains of govern Strickland claimed Daniel has completely failed to recommend a tax program which would adequately finance the states Daniels big answer is expect ed when he will make the first of his reports to the Consecutive Life Sentences Given Slayer SAN March 21 dont believe he should ever be I dont consider him excused of killing my wife and four children be cause of his mental says the husband and father of family slain by 16yearold confessed killer Carl Hes just said Tom Pendergast of the runaway youth from after he was sentenced to life mprisonment Friday by Su perior Judge John Hewicker stipulated the youth must serve two consecu ive life terms and three con current terms in prison for slaying four members of the amily that befriended Rest in there ust remember angrily shouted Pendergast when sen ence was Under California no one See Page 8 i people on a statewide radio Itll be a hot a clos associate The governor i strongly opposed1 to a genera sales or income same liam Heatly of Paducah an nounced his powerful House Ap propriatiqns Committee wouk need about 11 more days ti complete a tuneup job on the states major twobilliondolla plus general spending The House joined the Senati in adjoining until Heatly said it would increase state spending 40 million to 51 million dollars over presen general revenue appropriation but thats the absolute maxi I hope the bill will be printed and possibly acted on the third week in Heatly said the appropria tions would surpass those sug gested by Daniel or the Legis See Page General Gives Troops Mascot March 21 retiring com mander in chief of the today said fare well to his troops in West Ber But he left something with More than American combat troops paraded past the general to say and Axel vas among a handsome brown box er proudly rode in one of the jeeps of the 6th Infantrys 3rd Battle The boxer was Hodes To show his fondness for the in fantrymen who guard this Com munistencircled the gen eral ordered Axel to remain with the 3rd Battle Group as a Jury Gives Duncan Death P f i March 21 who married from 10 to 20 times but refused to share her son with his was condemned to death in the gas chamber Fri day Eight women and four men returned the death verdict in the for hire murder case after a little more than three hours of months from the day Olga Dun cans body was found in a shal Jow grave north of Spectators sat in hushed quiet as 83yearold presiding Judge Charles Blackstock asked if the jury had reached a It was handed to the court clerk who read The 54yearold matron ac cepted the jurys decision same reaction she showed last Monday when she was convicted of first degree But her 30yearold visibly said It was horribly There Is no question that political ambition was involved In He Prosecutor Ray Gustaf il intends to climb a IKE PERFECT FORMULA Further Details Delayed Until Others Notified March Eisenhowei and British Prime Minister Harold Macmlllan agreed today to meet Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at a summit con ference in July or They that a toplevel conference must be preceded by a meeting of for eign ministers at On Second Day Eisenhower and Macmillan announced their complete agreement on a formula for the toplevel meeting with Khru shchev during the second day of their strategy talks at the presidents Camp High officials passed the word that the two Western leaders had agreed to Khrushchevs suggestion for the summit meet ing this They said that a conference must be preceded by a Geneva meeting of fbreign ministers about May Eisenhower and Macmillan immediately dispatched the terms of their agreement to Paris for ex pected member of the 15natlon council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organi Must Justify Officials declined to disclose details of the BritishAmerican But they said Eisenhow See Page 5 Pentagon Will Cut Manpower Draft Lowered March Defense Depart ment went ahead today with to cut the nations mlli manpower despite some Democratic demands that this e abandoned because of the Berlin The Pentagon Friday indicat d its determination to reduce he size of the armed forces by owering the monthly draft call to beginning in It set the April Draft at all for the Some young men were drafted this The Jan uary and February calls were At least men were drafted every month last Administration plans call for Army to be cut from to men and the Marine iorps from to by July In another manpower develop the House Appropriations Committee voted to give the Defense Department t does not want to prevent a reduction In Army National Guard Defense Secretary Neil Mc Slroy told the committee that Guards requested 000 budget would fall short of meeting needs because of unforeseen financial require He said the Army would make certain adjustments to keep See Page 8 position over the body of my Gustafson said I think the verdict is Duncan held her head high and maintained a slight smile as she left the trailed by spectators who had waited for the Next for the condemned mur deress is a sanity hearing on Tuesday before Judge Black Two courtappointed psychiatrists have found her legally Behind Duncan as she left the courtroom were charts listing 20 crimes of which she had been accused during the They included solicit ing for aiding and abetting sexual per soliciting an defrauding a land obtaining money by false soliciting grand fictitious checks and Ten of them listed names she used included Lynch Sol lenne and a methodical pros had drawn a picture of a life of crime almost without Duncan had been arrested once before on a prostitution but that was Gustafson told the jury in his closing argument to forget the other crimes if they want but to remember the way Olga Duncan It is the most horrible the most horrible crime that could be he If this doesnt deserve the death then no crime To dramatize his the prosecutor presented two pic tures to the Ine Olga was dressed in a nurses uni form and The other was a picture of her in the grave where her body was Lured From Home Olga was lured from her Santa apartment1 last 17 by Luis and Augustine See Page 8 vill be grown on only considerably fewer than he Agriculture Department lad anticipated under the dual otton The department said cotton creage allotments for 1959 vent up by acres hrough selection by growers f the alternate choice B pro ram provided by legislation ast A total of farmers hose the B They hereby increased their farm allotments from a acres to The original allotment for otton was Of iclals had expected enough armers to elect the choice B r r anim jam Charge Foreign Oil Escapes Taxes HIGHWAYS IN 3 r PANHANDLE Cotton Acreage Under Estimates 1959 March cotton crop Senator Holds 99 Limousines Far Too Many March 21 UPI A senator who rlrtep o work in a taxi complains that axpayers are paying up to year so military and ivilian VIPs can be chauffeur d around Washington In fancy Paul Douglas emanded that the government get rid of 64 of the 99 limousines and heavy sedans It has assign d to top Douglas also called for an end o cutrate rentals annual y of limousines and big cars grounds they might cause edcral leaders to feel indebted See Page 8 Of Rocket Not Yet Found CAPE larch sleek test ocket hurled a bottleneck uturistic nose cone far down ie Atlantic tracking range arly today but the warhead rotector evaded a hopeful re overy The Defense in statement released here byl he Air Force five hours after ic ThorAblc said ic rocket appeared to achieve s test This was interpreted to mean hat the radicallyshaped cone ent back valuable data on a ight of some But lore was no indication that ie attempt to find the should have been dang np beneah a balloon on the ceans was The Air Force has never been ble to find a nose cone fired ver intercontinental Al hough the cones send back adioed data during offl progra mto raise the nationa cotton acreage to around 000 Under the choice B program growers increase their farn allotments by 40 per cent am are eligible for price support at 65 per cent of Farm ers who elect to grow thei cotton under choice A keep their regular allotments anc ar eeligible for price support at 80 per cent of Decisions by Texa farmers to increase their cot ton acreage allotments 40 pe cent and take lower price sup ports will add acres t their the depart ment als would like to pickup the one for detailed The test was aimed at devel plng warhead protectors CBMs of the City Building Permits Spurt Evidence of a small boom In building seemed apparent week from the aggregate In construction costs estimate reflected In 10 building permit issued by the The total largest posted for many week this brought thish jftlillri estimate since 1 up to 000 Permits were as follows John 2005 Mimosa Drive build threebedroom brick ve neer Harris 2124 West Thirteenth avenue closein a T 1402 add con crete Thoma 1425 build room brick veneer home Charles Brown 1541 Princeton build story and a half 10room brick vcnce William Cameron 2909 West Second avenue build two bedroom frame house Harold 3233 West Seventh build two bedroom frame Maishall 100 South Thirtyfifth add a room and garage to Hen 211 South Frey build fourroom frame louse using old lumber primari 1911 Mi mosa build threebedroom jrlck veneer Texan Is Short On Record Hop March pilot Bill Mul man who came to din ner in an orangecolored flying today he bare ly missed setting a new world longdistance record for a single seater I think I have failed by about 10 he said as he stood by his Mooney Mark20 plane at this Naval Alrhase where fuel pump trouble forced him to land Friday The bad weather over the Atlantic which forced me 300 miles offcourse and six hours behind schedule is really to for Mullin flies to Paris later to Old Melodrama Gets Extra Thrills From Showboat Breaks Its Moorings By FRED FERGUSON March 1 UPI More than 500 lersons watching an oldtime nelodrama on a Mississippi River showboat last night saw nother nature rewrite the cript and she did a pretty lightening though harmless oh of The mostly vas enjoying the Vicksburg ittle theaters presentation of Gold in The an ype tearjerker in which the udience applauds the sweet oung thing and throws pea uts at the Suddenly high winds in a lassing thunderstorm ripped he 315foot the Spra loose from the landing to it had been moored con tantly since Heavy cables and telephone olesized spars holding the boat snapped in a succession of thunderlike One cable held for a few pivoting the vessel around and upstream in the Yazoo Canal a short dis tance from the Mississippi Riv One line about 100 yards long attached to the boat played out to its full length and kept the old showboat from breaking loose About 15 min utes after its departure the largest steamboat ever to ply the came to rest on a A few men boarded boats tied to the side of the giant vessel and vent for The Igihts in the huge form er boiler room that now serves as a theater went someone turned on a flashlight and the play Much of the real ized things were happening that werent in the There was a feeling move ment and strange noises were heard Some of the spectators confirmed their suspicions when they saw the dark outlines of trees pass ing by on the streams the audience re mained Soon it joined the cast in a few rousing choruses of O Susan na and other old Southern favorites as the vessel known by rivermen as The Big Mama of the Mississippi drifted Bernard the little theater told the audi ence what had happened and said everything would be fine The hero of the Bill narrated the plays and smiling ly added Were not going to charge See Page 8 March Russell Long says major American oil companies have escaped tax es on billions of dollars of prof it from foreign oil and foreign oil The Arabian American Oil for has es caped more than a billion dol lars in taxes by taking full ad vantage of the foreign tax cred Long told the Senate Fri day He made the as part of a reply to New England senators who have protested against President Elsenhowers order clamping mandatory quo tas on oil imports by this coun Long said their based on a fear that petroleum prices would came with particular inconsistency when it is considered that New Eng Sce Page 5 Swedes Report Russians Plan Cheap Oil Flood By CARL OLOF BCKLANG March Soviets are get ting set with thousands of miles of pipelines to flood the north European market with low priced crude SrCinrtiiavlan sources to day the oil will flow fl as fnr as Ball ATOMIC AGE Law rence Miller of displays the latest equipment for he foot soldier duringexercises at the Army Combat Develop ment Experimentation Center Foil The new includes a radio transmit ter and receiver enclosed in the body armor made of 12 layers of spotwelded nylon which protects against flak and a new Caspian A Finnish trade caliber Armalite ri radiation detector in bag right hip and a gas mask also protects from nuclear headed by Trade Minister Ahti Karjalainen which returned to Helsinki from Moscow this week confirmed that the So viets have completed a huge transcontinental network to link the Caspain and Black seas with the Tlje Finns were offered Soviet oil at a very favorable spokesman The exact rlce was not Soviet technicians are putting the finishing touches on a mod ern port for tankers at Klaipeda prewar in is expected to be put into operation for small tankers this Another oil port Is planned at Ventspils on the Lat ian coast of the A usunlly reliable informant erscd in east European affairs said the harbors of both towns re but the Russians See Page 5 Build Or Sell Orders Issued March 21 remler Fidel Castros housing program was bolstered today vith a decree forcing owners AP Wirephoto f vacant urban lots to sell hem or build on The evolutionary government will ix the aale Castro lias denounced as un nir and nonproductive the re ention of lots merely to await ricn Atomic Device Makes Bazooka Equal Bomber LAS March 21 A nuclear weapon that would give a twoman ba zooka team the striking power of a World War II bomber was successfully tested at the Yucca Flat Proving It was announced The Atomic Energy Commis ion AEC in releasing results of last falls Operation1 Hard tack series of de scribed the firing of what It crmed the lowest yield ever for L nuclear Test device Hamilton was touched off atop a small wood en tower It was de signed to offer a smallpackage nuclear warhead that could safely be handled by ground brces and sllll deliver a deva stating The yield of Hamilton was equal to tons of the AEC Of the 19 devices fired In tho thn largest an underground hat yielded 23 Blanca jlasted the core of a lonely desert mesa from cavern 850 feet below ground at the end of was shot See Page 8 SNOW JANS Tornadoes Hit Several Points In East Texas By The Associated Tress Tornadoes and winds of ricane force ripped parts ol Texas They left in iuries and destruction or dam age to homes and barns in their The storm lashed parts of the Texas Panhandle with a near Drifting snow jammed high ways in the upper But by all highways lad been cleared by highway some of which labored through the Skies clear ed in that Visibility Zero The hurricaneforce winds it the upper Panhandle along with blowing snow that re duced visibility to Snow and severe winds reached aa South as the Texas South The storm began fn New Mexico and Two per sons died of exertions blamed on the Colorado The tornadoes struck In the BonhamSherman area in North Central Texas and in East Tex as In the Marshall 22 Homes Damaged At village 40 miles See Page 5 See Page 5 Soggy Florida Due More Rain March was forecast igain today for the Sunshine tato which has seen weeklong lownpours threaten Suwannee River farm cancel horse acos and major league base ball games and chase tourists jack to their TV Army Engineers were m a 24hour emergency call as river and lakes in lorth and central Florida near id floodlevel The entire state was drenched ifter almost a solid week of pring Weather officials aid more showers were expect d The historic Suwannee River limbed to within two feet of Ls record 1048 flood Htage Fri about a dozen fam in Lafayette County seek ng higher land away from the lanks of the stream made fa nous by Stephen In Suwannee River ne state highway and several ounty roads along the river dge were The nearby dethodist orphanage at Dowling ark was cleared of about 15 Although the Corp of t Engineers said conditions are not expected to reach cmer gency their office here remained open around the clock to keep close vigilance on the threatened sixcounty Elsewhere in the the rains washed out damag ed and played havoc with many a tourists Florida holi Several major league exhibi tion baseball games were rain ed out since thn deluge began last The Peters burg Open Gold Tournament was delayed and the Sun shine Park Track at has been closed sines The rain even cut into at tendance at the weeks simul taneous revivals of Baptist churches throughout the state In tourist centers visitors hud died inside and watched tele while rain pelted usually crowded Sections of four main statn roads were yesterday be cause of was reported four to five feet deep on some rural In Osceola schools were closed duo to poor road In the Tampa where the sun finally broke power company offi cials turned off service In some flooded sections as a precau The Alafla River flooded the Bloomingdalo Acres at while Lake Eckles also threat ened Hiilsborough County home About 50 persons were sheltered and fed in a civil building at Red Cross officials Crop damage also apparently was with vegetables reported hurt in central Hlilsborough In the Everglades and along the lower East The State Agricul tural Stabilization and Conser vation appealed to the De partment of Agriculture to help by permitting farmers In flood ing areas to plant cot ton and peanut allotments on other Under present al lotted acreages of these crops must be planted on the farms of the The Weather Bureau In Miami which admitted this has beeu a heavy month for prom See Page S Plain Equinox Prevents Any Misconceptions By JOSEPH MITER March 21 go around grum bling that the vernal equlno came at EST If you want to be In astrono iiical Just call It equi nox with no adjective slgnify ng In this age of the good nelgh ebor policy and the of its presumptions of us northern hemlsphereans to call an equinox vernal which In he South temperate zone la au Of for everybody north of the North Torrid Zone to days equinox does mark the beginning of But for the people of Argen EST March 21 was the beginning ol this ears North temperature zone ronomers for some years have elt a bit uneasy every time they used the expression vernal or autumnal It smacked f At the it vas At the Naval Observato y where they keep close rack of what the sun and plan ts are astronomers used o employ the phrase spring ommences In connection with hn March equinox and autu nn commences for the one that ccurs around Now they just say So do tho an observato y spokesman   

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