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   San Antonio Express and News (Newspaper) - January 10, 1954, San Antonio, Texas                                v J-. rt V X V FINAL EDITION if Copyright, 1954 by Express Publishing Company ANTONIO NEWS NO. YEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 1954 124 PAGES IN 11 SECTIONS SINGLE COPY PRICE CENTS Copyright 1954 by Express Publishing Co. What's New Today Here it Sunday product of two sep- arate, daily Antonio Express and San Antonio News. Until today San Antonio Express, leader in its field for SS years, alone has had the responsibility of inform- ing and entertaining Sunday readers. San Antonio Xews, until today, had no Sunday voice. But now the well-trained, competent anri separate staffs of these daily morning and evening newspapers of the Express Publishing Company have co-operated to issue this joint Sunday product which we believe is BETTER THAN" EVER and the best in the Sunday field in Texas. Six days a week Express staff will continue to pro- duce a separate daily morning newspaper. Six days a week Xews staff will continue to pro- duce a separate daily evening newspaper. But from now on they will join hands in the Sun- day field to continue to produce the new, better-than- ever Posse Kills Man Who Slew Two, Wounded Four What's new today? Space here prevents telling about them all, but here are some of the highlights of this restyk-d Sunday with 11 sections: The new Sunday Magazine, with all the features of the old yet with so many new that the in it is doubled. There are more than a score of interesting new features which will appear on a weekly basis. Turn to Section D. a The new Men's and Sports Section w'th a new column and background feature front page plus sports. outdoors, farm and ranch, and Gulf and South Texas oil news. Turn to Section B. The revitalized Home and Garden Section with a new front picture page. This improved section even before improvement was outstanding for only last week Jeanne Barnes, the editor, was awarded a cup for ex- cellence of home furnishings coverage during 1053 at the Mid-Winter Furniture Mart in Chicago. Turn to Section E and then to Page 6-E for a picture of Miss Barnes receiving the national award. The re-styled two general news sections which feature a full picture page and pages of local, state, national and international news, and a revamped edi- torial page which features for the first time a column by Tomme Call, editor of the San Antonio News and the authentic and widely read Washington column by Roscoe Drummond. And look opposite the editorial page for the tops in Southwest Texas in local columnists- Warren Darby of the San Antonio Xews, Associate Edi- tor Jon Ford and Bill Reddell of the San Antonio Express. The Women's sections also are re-designed and for an appropriate of San An- tonio's 10 Outstanding Wom'en of 1953 chosen by readers of the News and Express. And, of course, there are two sections of comics and the popular This Week Magazine. And don't overlook the largest classified section in Southwest Texas. new Sunday San Antonio Express and San Antonio Xews is a sectionized product with infor- mation, pictures and entertainment for all the family. Eleven people can be reading parts of this st-ctionized product at the same time. Xow to go into more detail about our new magazine. Here are some of the new features: your hobby is cooking, you can win for your favorite recipe (see Page If your tastes run to comedy you can win for supplying the best gag to the cartoon on Page 3-D. And if you are a camera bug we are paying S3 each for the two best pictures each week. PICTURE like "Places to Go" on Page 5-D; "Pets on Parade" on Page 7-D; "Camera Off Page S-D; "It Happens Every Page 9-D; "Our Texas Towns." Page 3-D. Wilson and Sheilah Graham cover the entertainment world. Then there are special columns for stamp collectors, record fans, dog breeders, hobbyists, Dr, Walter Alvarez covers the medi- cal front, Uncle Ray writes for the kiddies, and Gerald iford'a "Bookshelf" is devoted to the book world. THERE'S MUCH MORE, but turn to Section D and i for yourieif. Jan. feud! BY ASSOCIATED PRESS ALEXANDRIA, 9, A taxi driver's against a farm family blazed up Saturday in an afternoon jof gun play that left three and four wounded. The dead: SMACK IN MIDDLE OF PRAIRIE South San School Almost Mile From Nearest House By MARY RICE BROGAN Staff Writer The badly-crowded South San Antonio School District is getting a new, urgently needed elementary no pupils live any- where around Jt, The H-classroom "Hutch- ins Ave. Elementary School'' Walter Clark, 36, the taxi driver, doe to open at mid-term-is built cut down by a posse's bullets when j smack in the middle of wide open ihe tried to'shoot it. out with them, prairie populated solely with Mrs. Lorraine E. Schultz, quite and tall grass oft Zarzamora land her mother. Mrs. Edna on Hutching Road. Brown. 45. both shot at poimblank j ACRES OF BARE range in their home. The wounded: HERMAN JOSEPH Schultz, Sr., j Thurman Barrett, land sur- I rounding the school belong to South jSan Antonio real estate developer j to go there. But there are no ch'il- 'dren around, even though the school was built entirely with fed- eral funds for the straining-at-the- seams South San School District. Nearest houses clocked by speedometer are nearly a mile (.9) in one direction and a.mile and a half in another. Neither is the school centrally located. It is just a half mile from the boun- dary that divides the Harlandale and South San school districts. Har- Jandnle children live as they can't go. 1, husband of Mrs. Schultz, shot! in the shoulder during a cross- roads encounter with Clark. William X. Brown. 23. brother of Mrs. Schuitz, shot in the foot at .the same time. Theresa R. SchulLz, 2. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Schultz, cut the head, apparently as the killer of her mother and grandmother i lied. i Fairfax County Police Pvt. Dcn- inis O'Neil, shot in the arm by tthe cornered Clark. I POLICE AND SURVIVORS I pieced together this story: j, Clark had quarrelled with the iSchultz-Brown family about unwel- jcome overtures he had made to Schultz. Friday he pelted !heir house with rocks, breaking several windows. When Mrs. Schultz toM him she j would have a warrant sworn out jatrainst him. he replied, "Jf you jdo I wili kill the whole bunch of you." About p.m. Saturday Schultz 'ami Brown, with the former's four- jyear-old son Herman Jr., started ;out by automobile to the grocery, i leaving the women at home. At crossroads they fncoun- jtered Clark in his cab. The men got out and an argu- imem started. Clark reached into ihis cab for a shotgun and fired jSef POSSE, Pages __________ Between 350 and 400 children are Further over, in Palo Alto Heights, are hundreds of school- age children. Those.living outside die two-mile zone can be traiu- ported by school bus. The others I decided on, Barrett promised he will have to walk, or get there the would have a complete housing best way they can. THAT'S A LONG trudge for small grade school children, especially in bad weather. How did this happen when there were other and centrally located sites available? community around the school in operation by the time school op- ened. That was a year ago. SCHOOL OPENS in a few weeks. Bald prairie still surrounds the school. Only signs of development The land, as well as several are some concrete curbs across thousand surrounding acres, be- longs to Thurman Barrett. Barrett, gave the land free to the school board because he plans to build a housing development around, the new school and sell homes. Houses should sell well on the basis of "being near a he felt. from the school. "We've held up because Congress is expected to change P.H.A. regu- lations right said Thurman Barrett.. '.'There are vacant houses here in San, Antonio that can't be sold because of high down At the time the school site was i See SCHOOL, Page 6 This new South Son Antonio school Some Rains Forecast For South Texas Unseasonably warm weather was only a memory in all parts of Texas Saturday night, as masses oi cold air from the Pacific North- west and the Northern Plains blanketed the northern portion of the siate. and a mild, dry norther blew into South Texas. Uain is also forecast for much of Texas Sunday, stemming from a collision of moisture rising from the Gulf of Mexico with the cold air, which is travelling eastward. In the South Texas area the fore- cast was cloudy and colder Sunday, with occasional rains. Predicted high near 51, and low near 42. Moderate southerly winds shifting to fresh to strong northerly winds Sunday. Cloudy and cooler with occas- ional light rains Sunday was pre- dicted for the Valley. Liyht snow fell at Amarillo and Dalhart Saturday nipht after a freezing wet norther Texas' first of In. The mass of polar air pushed deep into Centra! Texas and was expected to reach the coast Sun- day. It cut short summer-l i k e weather that had warmed Texas since New Year's day. Snow started at Dalhart, in the panhandle's upper Up, at p.m. Amarillo started getting flurries at p.m. sits smock in middle of wide-open prairie. BATCHELOR TELLS STORY Texas Gi Holdout Feared Death Upon Repatriation Today's Chuckle John: "Have you ever heard my honesty George: tell the truth, I've never heard it mentioned." Aiso On The (nside Five San Antonio Express Staff members won prizes in the annual Texas -wido Associated Press contest. See story and pic- tnrrs Page 10 and Page 19. One of the greatest missionary In the history of Chris- tianity is ending. Brad of thin grim exodus on Page S, (Editor's Note: Cpl. Claude Batch- elor, the Kermit, Texas, soldier who recently was released by his own request from a pre-Red camp in Korea, has since' given only two Army-supervised press conferences. Saturday be got his first pass from a Tokyo Army hospital and while outside wrote down exclusively for the Associated Press his Innermost about what be did.) By CPL. CLAUDE BATCHELOR For Associated Press TOKYO, Sunday, Jan. was a pro. That's what they called me up at Camp Five (his Korean prison prior to being brought down to the pro-Red camp in the zone) because I got along with the Chinese and made friends with them; because 1 believed that what I was doing was right and wanted to help my people. I understand a lot of folks back !ti the states resent my coming back. On the other' hand I have received a.lot of letters from peo- ple congratulating me. I greatly appreciate their sentiments. How- ever there seem to be some cir- cles that resent my coming back. THAT'S FUNNY BECAUSE we were up there In the non-repat camp everyone wanted us to come home. Now that I'm back it seems j that some of them are sore. Okay, I made a mistake. I was wrong in some of the things I did. But 1 am ready to go home and face prosecu- tion. But let.me tell my side of the i story. I was 16 when I joined tht Army and 18 when I got captured by the Hods, I was in the Eighth Cavalry Regiment of the First Cavalry Divi- sion, near Unsan-Ni, 60 miles north of Pyongyang. On Nov. 1, 1950, the Chinese attacked our company. We were one of the first outfits to be hit by the Chinese. We didn't even know that they came Into the war. We were five days wandering around up there with nothing to oat or drink. We had a lot of close calls. On the fifth day wo were at the base of a mountain when the Chinese walked right up on us. We pave them quite a fire battle for half an hour. OUR LIEUTENANT, LT. Arias from don't know his first told us we were outnumbered and said he'd leave it up to us. After some confusion, we decided to surrender. About a week after they set up Camp Five at Pyoktong, they started these lectures. They called us into the theater and lecturers made all kinds of slams against the United States: THEY CAME AROUND one day nnd appointed me monitor of my squad, I understood that job was to go to the lectures and then come back and tell the others what I had heard. Cpl. Batchelor Hated by GIs, Veteran Says BY ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 9.-A Charleston man who was a prisoner in Korea with Cpl. Claude Batclie- lor declared bitterly 'Saturday night that "the boys hated" 'the Texan who recently left a pro-Red camp at his own request. Eugene Heyward Tumbleston, a service station operator here, told (the Charleston News and Courier In June, the camp'officers came to us and suggested we elect a peace committee. They said the men elected would get to travel to Europe and let our folks know bow we- were. I was one of about 20 elected from the camp. I. got 750 votes. wrote a peace appeal .and around getting others to sign it. were that if we did this the American people would realize they were wrong and sign a'truce. On tiiis peace committee we had iicwss to tlie began read- ins all 1 could about Communism, 1 road Lenin, books on tEe Soviet Union and books condemning American participation In tlie Ko- rean war. WE GOT SOME Dally Workers In ant! I read those too. Reading the Dally Workers from N7cw York, London and San Fran- cisco .swayed.me.. began to be- CLAUDE BATCHELOR See BATCHELORTpage Batchelor accused the United States of waging germ warfare in Korea and "played along with the Chi- nese." "IT JUST GRIPES me to have all this fuss made over Batche- the 22-year-old Army veteran declared. "The boys hated him but. they scared of the Tum- bleston continued. "Batchelor was the man who wrote most of the so-called 'pro- posals for peace' which some GI sent from prison camp five to the President of the United States, He was the leader of those Americans who called themselves progres- played along with the Chinese and who: got food, fine treatment 'and soft living while the regular G.l.s died, starved and suf- fered. "Batchelor would praise the Chi- nese to us. Said they were wonder- ful for giving us clothes (mostly rags) and for food (which we weren't "HE DID TRY TO help us out food once but that didn't work out. He had influence with tlie Chi- See HATED, Page 6 Man Claims He Saw Greenlease Suitcase laken B? UNITED PRESS ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. Police and FBI agents Sat- urday investigated the ac- count of a 'man -held in Las Vegas, Nev., who said he witnessed the removal of a Greenlease ransom suitcase from the auto of Police Lt. Louis Shoulders. The man held in Las Vegas was identified as Frank wanted for passing Beninato, 35, an bad check in San .Francisco and two bad checks in St. Louis late in September. BENINATO SAID HE had gone to the Newstead police station here the night of Oct. 6 and was wait- ing outside to see Shoulders when he saw the lieutenant and Patrol- man Elmer Dolan drive up and escort Carl Austin Hail, the kid- nap-slayer oi Bobby Greenlease, into the station. While the officers were in the station, Beninato said, a man in a dark sedan pulled up beside the police car, got out, removed one ci the suitcases and placed it in his auto. HP then drove away slowly. Beninato said he didn't realize the significance of what he saw until several weeks later when he read of the search for the'misslng S303.0QO of the record j r.insom. He was in Palm Beach, Fla., at the time, he said, and "1 was afraid to open my mouth." A wanted card had been issued by St. Louis police on Sept 21 as the result of a bad check he passed at a hotel here. SHOULDERS, NOW AWAITING trial on a charge of perjury grow- ing out of his handling of the ran- som money, told the federal grand jury in Kansas City he left the two suitcases in the car while he and Dolan took Hall into the sta- tion. While Hall was being booked, Dolan carried in one of the suit- cases and took it back to Should- ers' office. Shoulders said a little later he went outside after the second suitcase and slipped it into his office. Police Chief Jeremiah O'Connell said Beninato's story was being in- vestigated although it "was vague at times. O'Connell said all the suit- cases Involved had been accounted for but admitted the possibility someone could have taken one and then returned it later. BENINATO SAID HE worked in St. Louis under the name of Frank Ben as a liquor salesman: He said he had gone to see Shoulders on a domestic matter. Beninato quoted Shoulders as telling him in a west end bar last summer lie planned to quit the police force next spring to take a job as a chief guard at a Las Vegas hotel. Officers also disclosed they were investigating another report' that an unidentified patrolman had seen someone slip-the two the window of Shoulders'. office more than an Hall was booked. Hall and his accomplice, Mrs. Bonnie Heady, were executed Dec. IS for the Greenlease kidnaping. CARMEN TOSSES ROSE AND TENOR BUSTS BRITCHES BY ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON, Jan. 9, Carruen tossed a rose to her he split his pants .picking It up. It happened Saturday night at the Sadlers Wells Opera House.. "I must have :made a rather long Tenor Robert Thomas explained later. "I felt something? of a draught "but I still didn't realize they'd gone." The audience did. So did the stage manager, who brought the curtain down. Producer Gavin Gordon walked on and announced, "Mr. Thomas has had an unfortunate accident, and will resume as soon as possible." Thomas hastily changed into new pants and came back. The he sang, was: "What a -look, what a. brazen assur- ance That brought down the house.   

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