Galveston Daily News, October 12, 1954

Galveston Daily News

October 12, 1954

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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - October 12, 1954, Galveston, Texas CHICKEN ITIAKI SEAFOODS PriTftte Dfatlni Boom For FriraU Partial HILLS CAFE 15th A BflKh Ph. 54323 TIMS' Ih Cnt Hundrtd and Thirteenth Year of Public Service fo Galveiton and the Mainland W. L. MOODY CO. BANKERS ESTABLISHED 1MW flrrt Milk to Oslvntm taellltfei. RwponilblillT IB HirlcK to oar caitomn for 88 yrmn. Two per cent on uvlnci ESTABLISHED 1842 Cmltei PrtM SALVESTON, TEXAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1954 Monlif Vol. 113, No. 185 May Not Prosecute Educator Vice Principal Is Charged by Mother Of Local Student J. E. Brantley, 2715 avenue Ptt, does not wish Vice Principal Franklin King's case prosecuted, it was learned Monday from re- liable sources who insisted on anonymity. Asked whether the reportslwere true, Mrs. Brantley said Monday, "I couldn't tell you." Questioned further, she stated, "I won't make any statement at all." King, vice principal of Stephen F. Austin Junior High School, was charged last Wednesday -with ag- gravated assault on a minor and bound over to the grand jury fol- lowing a preliminary hearing Thursday in Justice Court. The charge was brought by Mrs. Brantley, who claimed King had "beaten her son with a board." King was released under no bond by Justice of the Peace James L. McKenna, Sold .He Hit Girl The vice principal said the boy was punished after he shoved one child into another, hurting both, and also after striking a girl in the mouth with his fist King said the boy was insolent and punished only after he bad- been brought to his office two times during the morning recess. Local school officials said they were behind King, and Principal Frank C. Johnson said, "I have the utmost confidence in King's execu- tive ability and his judgment in dealing with children." Support of The Teachers Classroom Associa- tion at Stephen F. Austin drew up a resolution commending the vice principal for his "prompt action In handling the situation." LOCAL CLUB HONORED The Galveston Exchange Club was presented the Leland Hamner Extension trophy Monday at ceremonies at the Jean Latitte hotel. The presentation was made by Dr. Irwin Melsler, second from right, president of the McGregor Park Exchange Club of Houston. The trophy was received by Boger Beane, local past president, second from right. Jack Bissell, district governor, center, made the presentation address. At the extreme left Is Fletcher Harris Jr., president, and at right Fletcher C. Young. EXCHANGERS GET TROPHY Honor For Local Club The Galveston Exchange was presented the Leland Hamner Ex- tension Trophy Monday at cere- monies at Uie Jean Lafitte hotel, with the presentation address made by Jack Bissell, district governor. Dr. Irwin Meisler, president of the McGregor Park Exchange Club In Houston, made the actual pres- entation. Legal authorities stated Monday! Only three clubs In Texas have that It is Impossible for Mrs Brantley to withdraw her charge against King. "It Is no longer her prerogative to decide what shall be the out- they explained. Once the case comes before a Brand jury the evidence must be heard. The matter has become the property of the state, one man The most Mrs. Brantley can do Is appear before the grand Jury and state she does not wish to prefer that is her de- authority added. But Monday night, when ques- tioned about the reports that there will be no prosecution, Mrs. Brent- ley said, "No such statement has been made." qualified for the extension trophy this year, with Galveston holding the trophy for four months and McGregor Park club and the Aus- tin Exchange Club the trophy holders the remainder of the year. It was explained by Fletcher Har- ris Jr., Gateston Exchange Club president, tlAit the trophy is a cir- culating trophy presented each year to the clubs demonstrating outstanding work In extension ac- tivities for the National Exchange Club. Galveston qualified for the award by sponsoring the organization ot the Texas City Exchange Clut which is now an active civic club, Harris said. cup was received by Pas! President Roger Beane, undei ON TC DISASTER Suit Trial Begins Here A 12-man jury, and two alter- nates were Impaneled here Mon- day morning and then attorneys began delving Into the Texas City Terminal Railway Company's suit for more'than J3.5 million against 10 explosion fire Insurance companies arising from the 1947 disaster. And Indications were the jurors and the attorneys would be in their same places nt the federal court- room in the Poet Otfice building president and general manager. H. J. Mikeska, was lost In the blast, and that he was named acting head immediately and president and general manager officially in February, 1948. Shirley Introduced for evidence various pictures alleging to show the terminal railway's facilities prior to the explosion and asked Sandberg for confirmation of them. The explosion companies being sued have claimed the April 16-17. whose administration the Texas City club was sponsored. Serving as chairman of the extension com- mittee were Ted Waterman aud C. A. Brown, Present also at the meeting were Representatives elect Aaron Schwartz and Jean Hosey who gave a report In the 11 amendments to be voted upon by qualified vot- ers at the general election Nov. 2. The Rev. Fred Button was intro- duced as the newest member of the local Exchange Club. The National Exchange club con- sists of approximately 1500 chapters with more than members. Present officers are Harris, presi- dent; jack Miller, vice president; Charles Brown, secretary, and George Sanderson, treasurer. Riot Strikes Dakota Prison Say Inmates Unhappy With Radio Programs SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Oct. 11 OB prisoners of the South Dakota State Penitentiary here be- gan rioting tonight, and a Sioux Falls police officer at the scene said the convicts were holding two or three guards as hostages. Six of the convicts were taken to hospitals here soon after the rioting broke out. Hospital atten- dants said two of the six had suf- fered heart attacks, one had a broken nose and another had been cut by flying glass. The disturbance started In the dining room when prisoners began smashing dishes. The convicts were herded back to hallways of their cell blocks, where they con- tinued breaking windows. Gov. Si0ird Anderson told The Associated Press he had talked by telephone to Deputy Warden Wil- liam Knutson and was told the guard hostages were not being mis- 1947, disaster was due to fire, Knutson told the governor for Ion. time as (iro companies have contended the guards were sitting and smok- lor a long time peinaps as .-----.___" as three months. Preston Shirley of Galveston, at- torney for the railway company, would not estimate the length of iexplosion was the cause of damage. What Responsible It will be up to the jurors to decide what was responsible for the trial, but he rlici say, "It looks Ithe blast and which companies, if] as If It's going to be a slow pro-1 any, are liable, cess." I Joe Ingraham is presiding After the jurors were selected jon the bench, his first federal case and sworn In, Shirley began his here since his recent appointment. case. first witness was W. H. Sandberg, general manager of He Bald the plan of the court Is to hold sessions, from a.m. to Gtlveston Wharves, who was vice p.m. Monday through Thurs- presidcnt and r.uditor of the Texas-day of each week. City facility, nt the time of the He named the 10 companies being catastrophe. Sandberg explained that the then- CLQUDY AND WARM Forecant for (Jalventon and vl- sucd by the terminal railway as tho American Equitable Assurance Co. of New York, the Colonial As- surance Co. of Philadelphia, Aetna Insurance Co., American Insurance Co., National Fire Insurance Co..j Norwich Fire Insurance Co.. Trav- elers Insurance Co.. Yorkshire Fire In the cells where inmates took them. Estimates on the number of con- victs in the prison range from 400 to 500. The governor said he asked Chief W. J. Goetz of the state highway patrol to send all available men to the prison. He also asked AUy. Gen. Ralph Dunham to all available law enforcfimpft agents to tha scene. Gov. Anderson said he had bcia Turn to Pago i, See FIVE Mosquito Strategy Suggested Chicago Crippled by Rains COUNTY ATTORNEY PROMISES Damage Is Set At Million; 1 Known Dead 700 Flee Residences After Record Deluge; More Rain Forecast CHICAGO, Oct. 11 rain beat down again today on staggered by its, under .the law, which Is 10 worst deluge in 69 years. A weekend downpour that meas- ured more than half a foot caused damage estimated at 10 million dollars in the city alone. More than 700 persons, most of them in the suburbs, fled flooded homes, but only one death was reported. Transportation was scrambled. Huge industrial plants curtailed or suspended operations, and employes were idle. The rain held off during the morning, and thousands joined in the tremendous mop-up task. But in the afternoon the rain re- sumed. It was in temperature and significance. More In Prospect The TJ. S. Weather Bureau, which failed to forecast the crippling rain of Saturday and Sunday, said there would be showers and thun- dershowers Monday afternoon and night, and again Tuesday after- noon. Showers also are likely lor Wednesday. During the eekend the rain was measured at 6.24 inches on the official gauge at the Midway Air- port. At Blue Island, a suburb south of Chicago, it measured 9.75 inches. It raised the October rainfall to 0% inches, a record tor the month. And it already was the wettest month in Chicago since 11.28 Inches were recorded. Flood waters knocked out two generating plants of the Common- wealth Edison Co. As a result of the electric power shortage 17 large industrial plants closed or reduced operations and workers went home to pump out basements or drain their lawns. Ask Power Cnt Back The 'utility company asked 250 large users of electric current in northern Illinois to cut down their use of power by 50 per cent. A spokesman for the firm said service may not be restored to full normal volume for two weeks. The overflow from the Chicago River flooded the basements of the Chicago Post Office and the Chic- ago Daily News Building. The big Union Station also was Inundated. Parcels floated in the dark waters. Four railroads bperate out of the Union Bur- lington, Milwaukee, and Gulf, Mo- bile Ohio. Trains were diverted to other terminals or loaded and dis- charged their passengers at outly- ing stations. About inbound commuters left their trains at dry spots out- side the Loop and made the last laps of their trips by bus or trolley. Firemen Overcome Eight firemen operating gasoline the Union Station were overcome by fumes. Six were given oxygen and returned to their jobs. Two were taken to a hos- pital. The one death reported was that of Patrick McNichols, 51, found dead in his inundated basement apartment on the West Side. Sen. Douglas (D-I11) telegraphed to President Eisenhower a request to provide emergency funds for disaster relief in the Chicago area. A firo boat and two fire engines Turn to Pago 2, See ONE clnltv: Partlv cloudy and warm insurance vo.. orKsnire r ire .J Insurance Co., Pacific Fire Insur- ance Co., nnd the United States Fire Insurance Co. Houston Lawyer About million Is being sought widely scattered, moslJy daytime, High Tuesday near 87. Moderate to locally fresh (IS to 24 miles hour) souther- ly winds. SUN. MOON. AND TIDES FOR Oct. 12. 1054. Sunrlli- IMS. Stmuft .V.'i.t. llnnmrt a.m. p.m. TIHEH: JIlKti a.m.; p.m. !.ow a.m.; p.m. TEMrKRATtinE AND VUKCIPITATinN data for 24 hmirn fiicilnii p.m., CHT. Oct. II, IBM. 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