Thursday, July 9, 1959

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Corsicana Daily Sun (Newspaper) - July 9, 1959, Corsicana, Texas THE WEATHER LOCAL FORECAST Considerable cloud iness and warm through Friday with scat tered showers and Thermometer Readings 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 84 89 81 93 84 95 96 Complete Weather Report on Market OailrSunandSemlUWily Morning light g LEASED WIRES OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UN ITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL AP TELEMATS MARKETS AT A GLANCE NEW July profit governments narrow price shanges CHICAGO Wheat hedging and scattered moder ate general light sell to 50 cents lower top Cat steers steady to weak ton 28 JULY 1959 SECTIONS PRICE FIVE CENTS FOB TRAVEL Seven astronauts in training at Langley Research pose with a model of the capsule one of them may ride into space in Left to right are Air Force Virgil Grissom Air Force Donald Slayton Air Force Leroy Cooper Marine John Glenn Navy Malcolm Navy Alan Shepard and Navy Walter AP Wirephoto JailBreaker Caught wanted for jailbreaking and other was arrested about 6 Wednesday at the home of his and Jeff South Sixteenth street and West Eleventh by county officers of Navarro and Ellis Townley figured in an escape from the Navarro county October when he at tacked Vernon jailer at xthat by striking him with a piece of concrete in a tinder Indictment The wanted man faces several Sheriff Rufus Peve house stated following his ap and was placed in a double security cell in the county jail to await The prisoner to trial the day he escaped on an indictment for the burglary of the Christie Motor Company in which a new Mercury car was Townley was arrest ed at and was returned here by Sheriff Feve Additional Charges The night after the escape from Sears was Sheriff Pevehouse said that the clothes worn by Townley when he made his dash for liberty were found in Sears where new a suitcase and a pistol were missed the following The Navarro county grand jury later indicted Townley on an additional burglary charge and for assaulting an Sheriff Pevehouse said Wed nesday night that the prisoner also faces a federal charge of See Page 7 Royal Mounted Seizes Heroin July 9 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced today the seizure of a quantity of heroin estimated to be worth eight million dollars and the arrest of two men on charges of con possession of and traf ficking in The seizure was made during the night at a mote in suburban Pointe aux Police identified the arrested men as Giuseppe Co and Rene Bethlehem Plant Use Is Predicted Corsicanas economy will sur vive the closing of the Bethle hem Supply Company plant That was the feeling Thursday of a sampling of Corsicanas business concerned with the loss to Corsicana of one of its major industries and oldest Most employes of the running nearly are due to work their last And hard at work behind the are persons concerned BenGurion Due Short Vacation During Crisis July UPI Premier David Ben Gurion went on indefinite leave of absence today during negoti ations on forming a new gov ernment to replace his fallen The 74yearold whitehaired weary from battling members of his own said he was away for a while because he needed a he looked in top con dition at a public ceremony yes His cabinet still is running the country in caretaker status and President Itzhak BenZvi undoubtedly will call on him to form a new coalition to rule until elections in the Thus BenGurions vacation was destined to be a fairly short particularly in view of the continuing crisis over the United Arab Republics refusal to let Israeli shipping through the Suez United Nations Secretary Gen eral Dag Hammarskjold has been reported unable to change UAR Israel considers the problem vital since it regards its access to eastern markets through the canal as necessary for survival and with bringing in some industry to help fill again the big plan which dominates Highway 75 for four blocks Bethlehem was a good said Sanders president of the First Nationa Of course we hate to lose But our Foundation is work ing on a new a na tional Quite a few o day our other firms here have in creased their employes in tin past few President Jack Young of th State National Bank statec While the whole town is deep ly concerned about the fate o the wonderful people who hav See Page 7 Man Admits Killing Denies Rape LAS July 9 thought she was my wife A sobbing slightly built restaur ant worker gave that explana tion to police today for his slay ing of a 6yearold neighbor girl But Robert Ervin insisted h did not sexually molest the Dolores a statemen admitting he choked and stabbe the little girl when she wander ed into his apartment as sh had done many times before tc see his Her nude body was found In the aitic above the apartmen Authorities said she had been Ervins lef him last weekend after he triec to strangle then urged he to leave lest he harm Officers were waiting for Ervin when his train pulled Into Las Vegas when a ticket selle recognized his picture in a news Ervin said he was re turning to Las Vegas to give himself He was booked fo Investigation of Ring Smashed By EDWARD COWAN July 9 UPI Secret Service under cover agents posing as bigtime racketeers have wrecked a half million dollar counterfeiting ring masterminded by a pair of convicted white it was announced The both armed with loaded automatic was rested Wednesday at Washing to atlonal Airport when they made a prearranged contact with two of the agents to sell them 855 bogus Treasury checks ranging from to The Secret Service identified the arrested men as Joseph Lovely described as the leader of the and Louis Emory of They carried counterfeit military identification counterfeit Social Security cards and counterfeit drivers It ild Sonnier is reputed to head a combine of procurers in southwest some of these houses reportedly having as many as 25 Both he and Rogers were said to have been convicted in 1954 on white slavery As a followup to their nrj agents early today took into custody Jo Ann at Sonniers home in She was charged with possession and sale of counterfeit Treasury The breakup of the which had passed more than 40 bogus checks in five southern began May 25 with the arrest at of Arphy Justin nephew of Joseph He pleaded guilty to state charges in Baton June 11 and was sentenced to six years in The elder Sonnier and Rogers were arraigned Wednesday in nearby on federal charges of possession of counterfeit obligations of the United If they face a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a They were held In lieu of and a hearing was set for July The counterfeiting ring had been passing bogus checks since May 1 in supermarkets and clothing and liquor stores in Georgia and the Serv ice i Tax Bill Approved Red Terrorists Kill Americans It said It had not yet locatec the equipment used to print th The first of the checks were cashed in Milton arid Another was presented and refused for cashing at a food store in Baton May State police broadcast a description of the and this led to the arrest of Arphy Sonnier in The Service said its representing themselves as bers of a mob having outlets for passing bogus checks in the later made contact with the One agent became acquainted at with Jo Ann He bought 11 phony This led to negotiations that resulted in the rendezvous at Washington National Air port and the arrests of the elder Sonnier and The Service said the bogus Treasury checks were fairly deceptive in it the success which the passers achieved was due in large measure to the careless ness of the merchants in accept ing checks from See Page TWO DEAD FROM ATTACK ON BILLET Other Personnel Placed On Alert After Incident VIET July 9 terrorists attacking from the jungle threw a plastic bomb into an American advisory group billet Wednes day In the ensuing blast exchange of gunfire two two Vietnamese and one of the attackers were A third American was Dead Identified The dead Americans were Dale Buis of Imperial whose wife is Virginia Master Chester Ovn Copperas whose wife is Mildred Howard Boston of was wounded His wife is Ardys Boston Ovnand said in Copperas Cove that her hac planned to retire in three years after a 20year Army He went to Viet Nam last Novem Part of Campaign The terrorist one of several instances of recently steppedup terrorist activities in South Viet occurred short ly after 7 during a movie Five to 10 men armed with small weapons and a homemade plastic bomb struck from the nearby jungle against the located at Bien 20 miles north of They threw the aiming at a It bounced killing one of the He has been See Page 7 o Adams Is Firs President New Highway 31 Unit The Highway 31 association was organized in Kerens Thurs day morning and Adams of Corsicana was elected presi Represented by several cities on the the association will have as its main aim the pursuit of longrange plans to get Highway 31 made into fourway traffic lane from Wa co east to a point between Kil gore and Longview via Corsi Manton Hannah of Waco was elected vice president and May nard Weitzel of secre Directors representing the different cities at the meeting Included Russell Cantwell ol Burns of Trinidad Joe Daniel of Joe B Fulgham of W McClendon of Tyler and S Searcy of Local arrangements for the meeting were made by the Ker ens Chamber of The meeting was held at the HiWay cafe starting at 10 The meeting was an out growth of a preliminary meet Ing held at Athens at which it was decided that such an organization would be form Dick manager of the Corsicana Chamber of Com was named temporary Navarro Mills Funds In Bill ATLANTA GIVEN DEADLINE FOR INTEGRATION PLANS July 9 ederal judge ordered the At anta board of education today to produce by 1 a complete plan for a prompt and reason able start toward desegrega lon of the citys public Frank order on a Federal Judge Hooper based his Herter Map Geneva Strategy nonjury trial last month of a suit by 10 negro parents who sought to break segregation bar riers in the Atlanta city school At the conclusion of the trial Hooper had ordered an end to segregated but he had set no date for the presen tation to his court of a plan implementing the Judge apparently taking into account Georgias strict state laws requiring seg regation in all public said today the school board could submit its desegregation plan contingent upon the en actment of statutes permitting such plan to be put into opera An appropriation for or the Navarro Mills reservoir vas included in the money bill approved by the Sen ate Appropriations committee ate according to a eegram received by the Daily Sun Thursday morning from Senators Lyndon Johnson and Ralph The telegram Pleased to advise Senate appropriations committee has approved for Navarro Mills Hope for early action on appropriation by Sen Argentina Is Troubled On Freedom Day By EDWARD BUTLER BUENOS July 9 tffl Argentina celebrated independ ence day today a free trou bled The independence was won from Spain In and four years ago from Dictator Juan Perpn and his police But the5 dictator left behind a legacyof a nearly bankrupt eco galloping labor unions militantly trying to pre serve the favored position Per onism gave them and a restive group of military Things may be difficult an Argentine will tell but we have There is evidence of It In the tcreets of Buenos President Arturo Frondizis government is attacked and de Conflicting opinions burst forth from newspapers which Peron had muzzled or A month ago the Argentines were threatened with a loss of their new a resurg ence of Peronism and the pos sibility of a military coup to counter the exdictators follow The June unrest began over living hardships Frondizls austerity The labor unions again de See Page 7 Local Postal Receipts Gain Receipts at the Corsicana post office during the first six months of this year showed a healthy increase over the cor responding period of E 11 e assistant stated The 1958 receipts were 330 as compared with for the first half of this an increase of or per The increase in postal were not in force in 1958 and according to the gov ernment rate increase was 15 per leaving the Corsicana post office volume increase at per Ellett The Atlanta system is bound y state law under which any Integrated school would be closed and its state funds with Hooper emphasized today his order was not final in the At lanta school He said his court would retain jurlsdic See Page 7 President Signs Dll T Bill Limiting Farm Benefits 9 has signed a farm spending bill designed to limit price support benefits to big farmers for the first The bill provided funds to run the Agriculture Department and its programs in the current fis cal year and to pick up the tab for past price support Elsenhower signed the bill late Wednesday without com although It contained less than the presi dent originally The bill sets a per crop limit with exceptions on the amount of price support benefits any farmer cart receive next year on any one The Agriculture Secretary Ezra See FARM Page 7 Long Condition Reports Differ BATON July 9 A high state official reported Wednesday night Gov Earl Long was failing rap A team of six doctors said he Louisiana governor seems more fatigued than he has been prior to this On the other a state eglslator said hes not as bac off as reports who stayed up past midnight before an aide dim med lights in his an nounced through his office Wed nesday he plans to take a vaca ion beginning It will ast for several In sory EDT the doc tors said they unanimously agreed that his physical condi tion is a matter of continued the latest medical advi on Issued at No Radioactivity As Containers UraniumLoaded Car Burns July 9 UPI A railroad boxcar containing 179 drums of uranium concentrate caught on fire here today and excited this commun ity of some 800 persons with thoughts of radioactive con tamination for several hours before the blaze was put out and all danger the Atomic Energy Commission there was lit tle danger at chief adminis trator for the AECs Kansas City said the uranium powder was low In radioactivity and could be washed off without Another AEC official in Grand Cecil said there was little danger un less the powder was inhaled or the smouldering boxcar on a Missouri Pacific siding some two miles north of Lyndon was handled gingerly by firefighting Hundreds of spectators were attracted and the Kansas High way Patrol with the help of local authorities kept an area cleared within 500 yards of the Cars lined Highway 75 at the scene some 30 miles south of the Kansas capital at Two fire trucks brought In from Forbes Air Force Base at Topeka attacked the blaze about It was first dis covered at 7 They used a fine mist of wa ter rather than chemicals and let the steam resulting smother the Crews In black asbestos suits and helmets then opened the doors of the car only to have more smoke roll Assistant Forbes Fire Chief Gale Dunnaway investigated the Interior of the car after it was drenched again and reported that the fire was out and thai none of the 55gailon drums had sprung a Frank professor of radio biophysics at the Uni versity of Kansas was flown to the checked the area with senstlve instruments and said there was no evidence that any radiation had The box car was bound from a mill at Grand to the Malllnckrolt Chemical at Weldon which processes the powder to pure uranium under contract to the The car developed a faulty journal box last night and was taken from the train and left on the siding at A pass See Page 7 The House approved the pro iect several days ago and if it passes the will go to President Eisenhower for ap Corsicana voters last month approved a contract for a water supply by a vote of 1081 to The contract is with the Trinity River Lake Navarro Mills will be constructed on Rlchland creek 16 miles west of July 9 UPI President Eisenhower faced a new challenge to his budgetary policies today which he might slap down with an other The challenge developed when the Senate Appropriations com mittee ignored the presidents nonewstartson public works edict by voting late Wednesday a I Page T Castro Risking Anger By Taking Ranches July 9 Premier Fidel Castros revolu tionary regime plunged ahead today with plans to swallow up two big American ranches at the risk of losing United States foreign Announcement that the two ranches were being taken ovei In Oriente Province coincided with reports that armed soldiers had been stationed at key build nigs in Orientes capi birthplace of the Castro The two ranches Involved In the takeover were the acres owned by Lykes of and acres operated by Sumner Pin of Cuban authorities moved onto the Pingree ranch Wednesday and notified the Lykes ranch manager they would move in there August In Washington the Senate voted 5032 to cut off aid to countries which In the future expropriate American ownec property without fair compen The measure was an amendment to the foreign aid See Page 7 July 9 UPI President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Christian Herter conferred today on strategy for next weeks resumption of the Geneva for eign ministers Their White House the second in two followed the weekly session of the Na tional Security council of which Herter is a Eisenhower has taken a direct hand In plan ning strategy for the second leneva Aides said the president and Herter were discussing policy and tactics to be employed when the deadlocked big four talks resume on They also were said to be assessing the entire international picture in he light of Soviet Premier Niklta Khrushchevs latest tough alk on Todays White House meeting followed lengthy talks Herter held at his home last night with See Page 12 Green Rebukes Builer Blasts At Congress July UPI Theodore Green D today told Democratic Na tional Chairman Paul Butler to stop using his office as a gunpit to fire upon other par ty leaders The 91yearold wrote Butler that his recent televisec of the congressloriR ACTION BY BOTH HOUSES COMES NEXT Smokers Hardest Hit In Latest Finance Measure Dcfiiacratic botl niost unusual he belisvec completely without Green former vicechairman and now a member of the Na tional defended the legislative record compiled so far in this And he sale more bills are yet to But he Democrats in the House and Senate are confronted with a They are finding themselves attacked not from without by Republicans but from within by a fellow Democrat and one standing high in the party or he As you know well my serv ice in the Democratic party See Page 7 Thursday Steel Parley Is Brief NEW July 9 Steel negotiations met for only about an hour then re ccssed their contract talks un til A joint industry union state ment said only that there woulc be no afternoon session be cause of previous committments by some of the This wag not With only five days remaining before a steel strike deadline a midnight next the negotiations still were idling along without any signs of pro July 9 UP The Joint Conference Committee ap proved today a major About 66 per cent is sales It is expected to clear the tates deficit and pay 196061 No Time Fixed Speaker Waggoner Carr said the House wont take up the measure until Friday or adding Im ready anytime the House even This is tha best bill weve been able to work out at the Im very lopefu the House and Senate accept it so we can go I think the people of Texas want just fiscal assistant to Price indicated tha jovernor will throw his support behind the Daniel Realist The governor is a Ellis The state has got to have He didnt choose this bill but thats the facts you The bulky measure includes See Page 7 Overcrowding On Panic Cosi 53 Lives July 9 The Danish Shipping Inspection Board said today tha pleasure boat Damende was loaded far beyond her capa city when she exploded and killing at least 53 As frogmen searched for mors bodies in the waters of a park lake where the disaster struck Wednesday the government agency In its first findings said the 45 foot excursion boat carried only 37 The agency said the Da mendes capacity limit recently was reduced to 35 from its origi nal limit of Officials believe at least 9t passengers were A gasoline line used to con nect the Damendes engine with a reserve tank was found in the The agency said this was a makeshift hookup that some gasoline may have seeped and started the There was no comment from the skipperowner of the He was in a critically Panic was blamed for increas ing the death toll among the gay picnickers returning from an outing at this southern Den mark Some victims died in water so shallow that adults could have walked Police said many of the vic tims were children and elderly who had come to the resort for a day in the Admiral Mum On Pressure July Hyman Rick pioneer of the atomic refused today to give House In vestigators in public the names of retired military officers of high rank who tried to pres sure him on government busi This would do injustice to and bring dishonor upon he told a House Armed Service subcommittee investigating pos sible influence peddling of de fense Naming names in he might damage people not acting with any criminal Rickover reluctantly agreed to provide the names in priv ate when Chairman Edward Hebert ordered him to do While admitting he had been subjected to pressure by re tired officers In the the independentminded Rickover firmly proclaimed that no of no retired no mem ber of Congress has ever had any Influence on His statement drew loud ap plause and laughter from he packed hearing Arthur Radford former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of was un able to appear as scheduled to day because of an appointment with President He will testify In other congressional de velopments George Bender ROhio told Senate rackets investigators that Team sters president James Hoffa is not yet ousting racketeers from union posts because Hoffa needs of the unwash ed to win reelection to his At the same time the unions day cleanup denounced as a damnable lie implications that he got a payoff for going easy on top union officials when he headed a House investigating committee in Civil Rights Thomas Hennings announc ed his Senate Civil Rights Com mittee will meet Friday and try to report a civil rights He said he hoped a quorum would be present to vote on the Issue In the interests of the Amer ican Special Session Democrats and Republicans alike shrugged off the Presidents threat of a special this fall as a lastresort move to get a bet ter foreign aid Senate Dem ocratic leader Lyndon John son called it a trial House Democratic leader John McCormick told newsmen he thought the President was In a playful Senate GOP campaign chair man Barry Goldwater branded the proposal a bad Senate Democratic whip Mike Mansfield said a special session would bring Elsenhower less In the long The Senate Wednesday night Ignored the Presidents warning and approved a foreign aid less than Elsenhower re The Senate measure was larger than a Housepassed ScnateHousa conferees will smooth put the The biggest Senate cuts were slashed from the Presidents military aid request and trim med from defense support A later bill which will provide actual cash probably will carry less than the Other congressional develop ments See Page 7