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   San Antonio Express and News (Newspaper) - January 31, 1954, San Antonio, Texas                                AN WHO NEWS Light Rain, Drizzle Sec Details Column 2 TWO Great Separate Daily Newspapers Combined Into ONE Great Sunday Newspaper Final Edition Copyright, 1954, by Express Publishing Co. NO. YEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 1954 124 PAGES IN 11 SECTIONS 15 CENTS SECTION A YOUTH ADMITS DALLAS MURDER Easley, Shearer To Reject Future Race For Council By PAUL THOMPSON Staff Writer Two city council members, smarting under the slings and arrows of public life, will quit politics when their current tenns are up. "I wouldn't take another term for love or Mayor Pro Tern Ralph Easley said Saturday. "You've got to have the patience of Job and the hide of a rhinoceros to get along on this council, and I have neither." Councilman H. J. Shearer, told of the acting mayor's decision, promptly announced: "I've got enough Jove and money already. What I can use is a little j respect. GETTING OUT. too, be- it looks as though there's no respect coming at city hall." The spoke up three days after .Miss Henrietta Pyie, constant heckler of the council, demon- strated her enmity by allegedly spitting in Shearer's eye when the councilman, by his account, had inquired pleasantly after the state j of her health. j Miss Pyle later told reporters BROWNSVILLE HUNT FAILS TO UNCOVER 'PERSON IN WALLS' VALLEY BUREAU BROWNSVILLE, Jan. Local police and firemen Sat- urday afternoon were search- ing the walls of a flowntown building for a person be- lieved trapped somewhere In the building. Firemen said a passerby re- ported hearing a voice coming from a wall saying that "he was hungry and had been trapped there for three days." After an e x t e n s i ve search, which included using the fire ladders plus tapping the walls, police and firemen were still baffled. Two persons reported hear- ing the same voice coming from the wall of the building, which is located across from the post office. P. LANCE she had done no expectorating, but merely uttered a loud "poof" in response to a Shearer remark. Shearer claimed the 3ady of "ptui" not "poof." "IF IT WAS POOF, then it was poof with some perspiration on the end of the councilman added. Both Shearer and the acting mayor maintained that holding down a council post means time I cie.v away i'rom business, less personal' income and frequent for the sake of soaking up public dispraise. "I paid the federal income tax on last Shearer dis- closed, adding: Man Admits Rifle Murder Of Executive BY UNITED PRESS DETROIT, Jan. 30. A jealous j "This year the figure is well milkman confessed Saturday lnau" i deer rifle murder of a "lover boy" j steel executive who kept at least ne-w probably will suffer even more Blasts Destroy Big Fireworks Stand; 10 Flee A penny sky rocket flashed into a fireworks land operated at 4120 Fred- ericksburg Road by Balconeb Heights Town Marshal Jack 'asper, leveling the stand and setting off worth of stock in a chain of explosions early Saturday. Casper and his wife Velma were n the stand at the time. However, both escaped Injury as did eight boys from 30 to 14 years old who lad stopped to buy fireworks. CASPER SAID ONE of the boys had brought a handful of the tiny rockets. The lad set off several and one curved into the stand, he said. The rocket hit a fountain which ignited, setting off the chain oi blasts. Casper pushed his wife from the wooden stand then got out quickly. The explosions blew out the back, then the sides of the stand. The roof caved in last. Casper said the Antonio Express" expose of activi- confined the explosions to '-1-- immediate area. -vobody was hurt and I'm glad pointed out that membership in I its said in explaining one of two local medical societies I that, he had planned to go out of is held by all competent persons j business, "f'm throu'Fh." pract icing as doctors of in the city. Estep Expose Draws Praise Of Med. Head Dr. Morton M. Minter, presi- dent of the Bexar County Medical Society, Saturday praised the San "The Bexar County Medical So- elects only well-trained doc- tors of medicine to Dr. Minter said. "It makes every effort to keep the treatment of the sick on a high ethical and scien- tific plain." "THE COMPETENT Negro doc- tor of medicine is not a member The marshal said that on a hunch- two weeks ago he had removed some worth of fireworks from the stand which he had placed up for sale. CASPER SAID HE had about In cash in the stand which he had to abandon because of the explo- sions. The stand was situated in front of the Lighthouse Courts, also ow-ned and operated by Casper. County firemen responded to the alarm. City police kept traffic from TOMMY LEE WALKER confesses brutal slaying of pretty Dallas Wirepboto romances going at 'before he gets off the council. Easley. who runs a drive-in res- I taurant, described his position this three illicit one time. "I want to get it off my chest, said Milkman John P. Lange, -j nights, never getting after five days of almost constant -through until 4 a.m. When the coun- questioninc. "I killed John Mattson jcil holds nvo Thursday sessions. trt. Jim Viif because he took my girl away from me." MATTSON. A S13.000-a-year 'raf- fle manager for the Attas Steel Company, was shot and killed working at his desk iast Moti- .il've got to be at city hall by Jin the morning. i It would be a pleasure to under- go stress in the public behalf, iey and Shearer said, if the public indicated in some manner that the sacrifice was understood and ap- Easley. "all we is abuse and general An ex.tllrsion tonio ,hrouch -San Arl. Amonio News day. He died instantly, a pencil j precjatecj KM in his hand. THE REVERSE HAS been true, Investigation disclosed the they indicated, year-old married executive h a d j "j.'act been carrying on at leapt three; seem to "heavy" romances, proiessinc Im-e for each woman and showering' them with gilts and attention. The romance that led to his: death was with Drugstore Waitress I See COUNCIL. Page .Esteile Jamieson, 45, a mother ofj two grown sons. Langs said he had been poing with Mrs. Jamieson for six years, j "We were going to pet married as as I got my divorce." HE SATO HE LEARNED he was party' to a love triangii" last October and plotted Mattson's death almost from that moment. Ironically, in Mattson's desk was a half-finished note to Mrs. Jamie- son declaring: "I'm not afraid of the Jack of Diamonds." Mrs. Jamieson said Jihe and Mattson referred to Lange by that name. Both Mattson and flange were nicknamed "Jack." Mattson called himself the "Jnck of Hearts." A packet of letters from other women was found in Mattson's desk. Each thought she was upper- in Mattson's affection and all See EXECUTIVE, Page 9A GOOD NAME CAN BRING YOU "A good name Is rather to be t hospn than great riches." But litre's i-iiancc to MiHect a StOO cash award for onn good ,'for tKf San Antonio Kx- preWj-San Antonio Xc.wx new neighborhood want ad rrrc (itself. Thu contest ends Sunrfiiy mi turn to Pane <1A now for complete de. Light Rain, Drizzle Due for So. Texas A delicate cord front creeping into North Texas will send tempera- lures downward in South Texas Sunday and produce occasional light rain or drizzle. The front has none of the bluster of a genuine norther and forecast- ers expect only a slight change in conditions in the north portions of the state. A high of 62 is predicted in San Antonio and vicinity Sunday. In the Rio Grande Valley the tempera- tures are expected Sunday to go as iiigh as 83. Winds will be senile ic mcxlerate over South Texas. The hltfhs and lows in the Lower Rio Grande Valley are expected-to be; 5 a.m.......C3 6 a.m.......62 7 a.m.......60 8 a.m.......61 [of the Bexar County Medical on Fredericksburg cieiy but has his own Lone 'also controlled a large State Medical he to the tinued, explaining that under present constitution of the Texas Medical Assn. Negroes are not Farmers CLARE gible for membership although organization is officially Tax See Pi by the larger young The wife of Dr. Charles C. ASSOCIATED rr drews, Negro San Antonio Jan. A father and wi doctor who has practiced In both farmers In the County for 18 years, wrote the Valley, pleaded guilty it is pa press taking exception to a to charges of attempting Chi tion of a doctor on the Estep income t Thursday, which said that father, A. L. Smith of of the "should be sure their doctor is was fined present member of the Bexar County a two-year suspended Spellr !cal on condition the fine is R THE STATEMENT is Feb. ing" and she son, D. L. Smith of because "he (her husband) was fined and archb many other qualified doctors is two-year suspended sentence Dumber allowed to become a member same Cath the Bexar County Medical pleaded guilty to one at because he is a a four-count indictment and r Mrs. Andrews cited her Judge Ben H. Rice band's training at Howard count on which the t sity Medical School, and his admitted guilt charged Collins terneship and residence work reported only Grace Ch Kansas 1948 when actually took L. Mannl Also, she concluded, "Dr. and that he paid a tax were Ai drews has attended medical when it should of and schools regularly here and K. other parts of the United two men are cotton and 1 thereby keeping up with the farmers and raise some Antonio; in the practice of Herring Quinn 1 Cardinal Spellman Joins S.A. Couple Stall Writer etures, Page 8A San Antonio couple morning became hus- ife In one of the most and moving ceremo- Catholic hierarchy beautiful Nuptial read the double-ring Manning. Also in the serv- Archblshop Robert E. San Antonio, Bishop Gorman, of Dallas'; Raymond McGowan, 9 a.m.......61 10 a.m.......64 H a.m.......65 12 noon......67 1 p.m.......68 2 p.m.......C9 3 p.m...... 4 p.m...... 5 p.m...... 6 7 p.m...... 8 p.m...... 9 p.m...... 10 p.m...... 11 p'.m...... 12 midi..... Tpday's Chuckle After listening to the usual i damaging comparison between girls of today anrl of long ago, the pert llttie teen-ager re- ma tkcci: "Well, if they were so Inno- cent, hovx' did they Know when Vital w W m Necessity for Valley Farms This is the first in a series of nine articles, quoting IMW- er Rio Grande Valley leaders on whether the Valley can and should get along without the help of can form who have entered the U.S. illegally. "I don't know how the Valley could get along without wet- backs. Where would it get the That's the opinion o! John Quincy Adains, prominent Har- lingen attorney and Republican Valley leader. I "FARMERS here could get along without this illegal labor only if there were some means of obtaining' it Adams added, "I have, talked to lots of farm- ers tnd no ont wants to cm- ploy anyone.illegally over here. Their problem'is, though, that in the past .there has been no effective means set up by which the farmers can get legal labor. "When a farmer has his crops crying to be reaped and harvest- ed, has no other labor available, and wetbacks come to his farm offering to work, he has no oth- er course than to use them. It is human nature to protect one's property the best one can. "None of'the Valley farmers likes wetback labor as 'wet- backs.' They all are crying for some expeditious means to be or' some regulations that will afford them the op- portunity to hire the labor they Deed legally. I THINK Valley farmers are about us law-abiding citizens is wa havt But when they have a large acreage of crops and see H going by the board because there Is no one to har- vest It, It is easy to understand how they would hire without being too Inquisitive as to how the laborer got, over here. "If It 'were possible to have some other labor, I know the farmers would use it. "But. there no other labor. "IT'S A practical proposition. Some means should be rtevised for the Mexican workers to come over here legally and with- out too much red "Until that ia done, Valley farmers have no choice but to use the illegal labor to protect tbelr crops." The following la series will appear ImSta Express Sacred music sung during the mass was handled by a choir of seminarians from de Mazenod Scholasticate, with Pr. Bernard Doyon conducting. Thus, the cere- mony included men representing every post in. the church, from student priest to Cardinal Cardinal Spellman celebrated the mass. At toe beginning, ,he removed his brilliant red- skull cap, a gesture that Indicates there is no rank in the priesthood when mass is being celebrated. MISS RABEL, WHO ENTERED on the arm of her father, Dr. John Rabel, was met a Jew paces down the aisle by the groom. As Dr. Rabel gave his daughter's right arm to the groom, Frank Spellman, his left arm gently lin- gered at his daughter's waist. Then he turned and walked to his assigned seat in the church. During the ceremony, the cou- ple responded to the Cardinal's, questions.in strong, firm voices. This was especially noted after the high prelate blessed with holy water the two rings, and the couple responded to the traditional phrase, "with this ring I thee wed." At another point in the beau- tiful Nuptial Mass, came when Cardinal Spellman recited in-Lat-' in the' Old Testament prayer of fertility directed at the bride. And .at the eVid of .the mass, the Cardinal prayed his blessings over both bride and groom. After this, the. couple moved to a side niche in Die church where they prayed silently a few minu- tes before an image of the Virgin Mary. Tills was done in keeping with 1954 being designat- ed as a Marian Year. AS THE CHUBCH EMPTIED after the ceremony, church dignitaries and priests participat- See WEDDTNG.lpige Guests Pack Small Church For Ceremony By CLAUDIA POFP News Society Editor Francis Cardinal Spellman, Arch- bishop of New York, married his landsome nephew, Francis J. Spell- man, and beautiful brown-haired Naomi Rabel, Saturday morning in an impressive ceremony before nuptial mass in Our Lady of Grace Church. Msgr. Robert Manning, chancel- lor of the Archdiocese of San An- loriio, and the Rev. John Collins, O.M.I., pastor of the church, as- sisted in the ceremony. The cardinal and young couple were flanked by high ranking church officials an archbishop, Dishop, monsignors, and priests wearing red, purple, and black robes. THE BRIDE IS the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Rabel, .309 Thel- ma Drive. The bridegroom's par- ents are Dr. and Mrs. Martin H. Spellman of Boston. They flew to San Antonio Thursday with the car- dinal in his private plane. Wedding guests packed the small gray stone church at 223 E. Sum- mit. Police officers estimated that 25 to 30 latecomers were unable to enter the church. They also said that- another 25 30 people waited during the ceremony and mass to be blessed by the Cardinal. The brown-eyed 'bride wore a ace and tulle gown. It was fash- oned with fitted bodice and dainty collar, A full skirt made of lace a panel of fluted tulle ruffles CROWD. Chief of Police Certain Suspect Hunted Killer BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. 19- year-old Negro youth Satur- day signed a confession that he was the slayer of Mrs. H. C. Parker here last Sep- tember, and police were checking his story. Capt. Will Fritz of the police department said! he thought "he's the buy, but the boy could be lying to us." Fritz identified the man as Tommy Lee Walker. THE MAN SAID he noticed a white lady at a bus stop in north- west Dallas about three months ago and took her under a bridge to get her money. "I was holding my knife in front of me and as I started to take her money she started to run and jumped into my knife that I had in my his written statement said. He said all he got irom her. Mrs. Parker, 29, was slain last Sept. 30 as she stood waiting for a bus on a lonely corner in north- west Dallas about 9 p.m. A passing motorist found her, her throat slashed with a knife. Police said she had been raped. HER DEATH CLIMAXED a se- ries of reported attacks on women in Dallas and set off a bad case of the jitters in" the city. The Negro said .he was working; at a service station and caught a bus to Lemmon and Northwest Highway where Mrs. Parker was standing. He said after the attack he caught another bus'home and VI didn't know she was dead until the next day when I'read it in the paper." Fritz said the bus schedules the man gave did not check out, and that the man had given three dif- ferent versions of how he rode the bus. Fritz said Walker had not men- tioned rape yet, and officers had questioned him about rape yet. THE MAN HAD been under sur- veillance for several months. Police arrested him Friday night at at his North Dallas home and ques- tioned him a while Friday night. They resumed questioning this morning. The man signed tlie con- fession at p.m. Police then put him back in jail while they checked on the story. He was described as about 5 feet 7 inches tall and stocky. Fritz said the Negro was calm throughout all the questioning. WALKER SATO the blue jeans See SUSPECT, Page 9A SUNDAY LAST DAY TO PAY POLL TAX The office of Twt Aasessor- Colleetor P. E. Dlckkon on the first floor of court- hom will open Sunday from until midnight for UHI payment of poll taxes. Train Hits Crowd, 28 Persons Killed KAFR EL ZAYAT, Egypt, Jan. train plowed into a crowd .massed on the tracks to greet (Egyptian President Mohammed Na- gulb" Saturday and the Interior min- istry announced 28 persons were killed and five injured, i Police earlier put the death toll ac -15. The ministry communique said an investigation has been ordered into tragedy and that the per- responsible would be "severe- ly punished." INSIDE TODAY IF YOU ARE tired of high taxes, duplication of governmental func- tions, and needless waste, you'll want to read "Views of the News" today on Page 4-B. News' Editor Tomme Call launches a drive that this newspaper hopes will end in merger of city and county govern- ments in Texas' metropolitan areas. If you pay taxes, don't miss this article. A state, nation- al, international news; page, 8-A. B SECTION-Local newt; "This Week in Sooth 2-B; in- come tax guide, 3-B; editorials, Rofcoe Druwmond, "Views of the 4-B: "Backstage in Our "The BUI 5-B; radio-TV sup- plement, 7, 8-B; business and markets, 8-B. C and news, 1 f-C South Texas oil, 7-C; farm and ranch, 8-C. D SECTION-CIassifled advertis- ing. E engage- ments, fashions, clubs, dents, "Heads Together." F'SECTlON-Schools, beaoty, nor- otcope; Amy Vanderbilt's eti- quette series; movies, amuse- G and gar- dens; decorating; and appliances, real estate and building. H SECHON-Snuday Maguine. AND DON'T overlook America's largest weekly. "Tail and the comic sec-   

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