San Antonio Express And News, May 16, 1954

San Antonio Express And News

May 16, 1954

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San Antonio Express and News (Newspaper) - May 16, 1954, San Antonio, Texas Picnic Weather Detailt in Column 3 TWO Great Separate Daily Newspapers Combined Into ONE Great Sunday Newspapei Final Edition Copyright, 1954, by Expreil Publishing Co. NO. YEAR SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, SUNDAY, MAY 16, 1954 130 PAGES IN 11 SECTIONS 15 CENTS SECTION A RUSS DRAW KOREA BLAME IT'S HER FIRST PLANE RIDE Bexar s Spelling Champ Leaves for Capital Sunday By MARY HICE BKOGAN Staff Writer See Other Slory Page 3-H Pretty blonde Sigrid Berg, Bexar County's spelling cham- pion, leaves Sunday at noon aboard an American Airlines plane for Washington, D.C. lo pit her spelling skill against 57 of the nation's best young spellers in the 3954 Nalional Spelling Bee: It will be 13-year-old Sigrid's first plane ride and the excited youngster-chose to fly on the trip sponsored by the San Antonio Express and News. ARRIVING IN the nation's cap- ital Sunday night, Sigrid will stay at the historic Willard Hotel as Kucst of the two newspapers and Monday she slarla the week-long sightseeing tours and festivities planned for the National Bee par- ticipants. Sigrirt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. man, Maynard B. Berg, 1659 Gor- won the Bexar County SIGRID BERG Two More Found Spelling Bee sponsored by the Ex- press Publishing Company over 63 competing public, parochial and private school youngsters. She is an eighth grader at St. Michael's School. A surprise gift to "Siggy" for her Washington trip was a top-to- toe traveling outfit from Wolff and Marx. Norman Netter, store president, announced that, the wardrobe gift would be an annual prize to Express and News Spell- ing Bee champions. Here is the schedule of the champions: MONDAY MORNING is for reg- istration of the spellers and their escorts at the Bee Headquarters suite and on Monday afternoon, Bee Week opens with an intro- ductory tour of Washington. Among the places they will visit are the Lincoln and Jefferson Me- morials, the White House, Capitol See CHAMPION. Page BA Armed Forces Slashed To Death To Show Might MOULTIUE, re- tired county warden and his wife were slashed to death Saturday night and scores of townspeople left their homes to join in a mass manhunt for a Negro parolee. (.'apt. W. C. Roland, about 70 years old, was found with his hands tied and his throat cut. His body was in a barn behind his home. ABOUT THREE HO UK 8 earlier his wife, Mrs. Gladys Holand, was slashed to death in their home after the rescue INSIDE TODAY This Issue of San Antonio Ex- press and San Antonio News fea- tures, in its comic sections, four new comic strips. In these two big sections, these newspapers feel they have the best In the area in the way of entertainment. For the reading pleasure of the en- tire family, be sure to turn to the comic pages. SECTION A -State, national, In- ternational news and features. SECTION newt sec- tion; local news and features; editorials, comment and opin- ion; The Billboard, In Our Town, Backstage in Politics. SECTION C-Soutfc Teias and Gulf Oil, and TV pages, clasiified advertising. SECTION D-Men's anil section; pages, Fred Maly's Outdoor Page, Voice of the Peebles, buiinesi news. SECTION Clinic, fash- Ion review, weddings, bethroth- alj, and womens news. SECTION F-Hi Notes, club news, chatter columns, SECTION G-Home garden section, real estate and building news, Home of the Week, and other features of Interest to SECTION H-Express Magazine: Food colunu, Bexar Covity'i spelling chimpioo at home; crosswtrd puzzle, stamp col- 1 ttmn, the Gag, Notes on Records, Books, Oar Texas Towns, Sfclelak Graham, Earl Wiisoa and other iolerestfag ALSO THIS WEEKJWAGAZINE, two hit emnte tecUoM and a hottof ether features. efforts of two men failed. The two men were hospitalized with cuts and one of them Identified Mrs. Roland's assail- ant as Tom Williams, either a parolee or trusty who lived be- hind the Holand home and worked for the former warden. It was the second bizarre slaying case within two.days for this youth Georgia city. Two other men, their throats cut, were found dead early Sat- urday at a drive-in near Moul- trie. A large group of Colquitt countians, many of them arm- ed, scoured the countryside along the Moultrie-Adel high- way. A Monltrie National Guard unit was called out to join In the search. Roland was missing as the hunt began, but his body, wrapped in burlap bags, was discovered later in a tobacco barn behind his home. IN SKHIOL'S CONDITION at a Moultrie hospital was Luclan Norman, who operated a store near the Roland home. He reportedly heard Mrs. Ro- land scream and went to the house, only to be assaulted himself, .lolm Bailey, who also was nearby and heard the scream, followed Norman and also was cut. Bailey told police that Wil- liams was the assailant. The Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Bureau of Stf DEATHS, ftgr. 9A Extortion Case Bonds Are Set Judge T. Whit field Davidson Satur- day held there was enough evi- dence to hold two brothers on charges of attempting to ex- tort from 22 wealthy Jewish families in Dallas. As a writ of habeas corpus hearing, Davidson set bond at each for Hollis Jones, 40, and Ralph Franklin Jones, 42. He also get bond at for James Hollis Jones on ri charge of assault with a deadly weapon on an F.B.I, agent, James Hollis Jones was ar- rested Monday night when a dummy package of money was tossed out of a car by George Schepps. Schepp's brother. Julius, was the principal target In the al- leged extortion scheme. Threats of death were made. Southwest Texans visiting the combined-services open house at Randolph Air Force Base Sunday will see tlie largest display of military armament and equip- ment ever assembled in the San Antonio area, including the B-47 Slratojet, the Army's NIKE, a supersonic guided missle, and an S-l-toti ntomlc cannon. Motorists attending the opcrt limisc, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will find four lanes of traffic through the main entrance gate and the enst and wost exit gates forming n one-way circle of traffic on and off base. Parking facilities will provided on the south flighl line and around the Exchange Airmen's Club. The Army's NIKE is tlie first supersonic grounct-to-alr guided missile lo demonstrate its ability to knock enemy aircraft out of tlie sky, anfi the atonic cannon is capable of firing atomic proj- ectiles with a destructive force enual to that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Other aircraft oh display will Include. F-94C, F-94D, F-S4F, and F-81O jet interceptors, a KC-97 flying tanker, B-ItG interconti- nental Iwmbers, C-124 Globe- master IVs, capable of transport- Ing 200 fully equipped troops, C- 113 flying boxcars, B-29 Super- fortresses, T-3.1 jet trainers, T-29 naviRalor-bomhadler trainers, C- 54 and C-17 transport ships, and SHOW, Showers Likely Over Wide Areas Picnic weather is promised for San Antonio and vicinity Sunday. The forecast roads fair to part- ly cloudy and a little warmen The high will be 87, the low 62. Gentle southeasterly winds will prevail. A chance for a few widely scat- tered showers Is the prospect for the South Texas area and the Rio Grande Valley. S.A. TEMPERATURES S 5 p.m.......85 16 a.m.......71 s p.m.......M 11 7 p.m.......83 12 noon......77 8 p.m.......80 1 p.m.......80 9 p.m.......77 2 p.m.......81 10 p.m.'......74 J p.m.......83 ll p.m.......72 4 p.m.......84 12 Today's Chuckle Up to 16 a lad Is a boy scout- after that he Is a girl scout. French Cease Evacuation Of Fort Wounded HANOI, Indo- China. The French high command announced Satur- day night it has "stopped" all evacuation of French from Dien Bien Phu until the Vietminh re- pair the fallen fortress' main airstrip to permit Dakota transports to land. The command sale! a specail mis.sioji of Uvo Army officers would fly to Dien Bien Plui Sunday to demand of the Viet- minh thai they take all steps necessary to speed up evacua- tion of injured French Union troops. A SIAIV POIXT in the orig- inal agreement with the rebels, it was said, was that the air lorn by shells and criss- crossed by trenches would be put into shape so' evacuations could lie carried out speedily. The French said two develop- ments had bogged clown the mercy airlift.' The Communist-led VlelmtnU captors of the fortress 175 miles west of Hanoi were reported balking al releasing any Viet- namese defenders among the wounded. THIS VIETMINH also made Sec SNAG, Key Centqf Under Fire HANOI, liulo-Cliina Viet Minh mortar and heavy machine gun fire poured In Saturday 'on the key Ued River Delta defense post of Phuly, 30 miles south o'f Hanoi. It looked like 3 prelude to a big attack there soon by the Com- munist-led rebel forces. A French high command spokesman said Saturday the Viet Minh were heavily "ha- rassing" riiuly and were under intense attack by French fight- ers and bombers. The French are reinforcing tho position, a crossroads lead- ing directly north to the city of Hanoi and to the rich and textiles manufacturing centers of the southeastern part of the Red River Delta. Viet Minh forces which had to flee under massive artillery fire anil aerial assaults on Thursday after attempts to smash into 1'luily are hastily j regrouping in limc.slone hills all around the defense position. The Viet Minli used more than regular troops In their first big probing attacks against the French battalions guarding Phuly and are expect- ed to hurl in thousands more when they launch their next assault. 'Angel of Fort' Reported Safe BEING PULLED OUT of the Alozon Creek bed offer plunging off the south- bound Expressway ot the Burbank St. overpass is this car owned by Albert Martinez, 38-year-old laundry worker, of 132 Navajo St. Martinez miraculously escaped death, Police said the north- Man Survives 40-Ft. Plunge A 38-year-old laundry worker miraculously escaped death when his car plunged 40 feet oft the. southbound Express- way into the Alazan Creek bed about 5 p.m. Saturday, Albert Martinez. 132 Navajo St., was in fair condition at Robert H. Green Hospital. He a possible 'broken bound cor plowed through the railing on the southbound lane after the driver lost control. The auto bounced on promontory (see cross) then slid into the creek bed. A police wrecker is towing it away. Roiling from Expressway is shown at lower Phofo. HANOI, Unconfirmed reports in Hanoi said Saturday that the French Red Cross mission which con- ferred with the Red Viet Minh at shattered Dion Bien Phu's airfield had been told that the "Angel of Dien Bien Phu" was safe and well, The reports, which could not be confirmed by headquarters, said that the only woman In the fortress when it fell May 7 to the Reds, nurse Gencvlevc DC Gallard-Torraube, 29, was uninjured. However, according to the re- ports, the rebels did not dis whereabouts. suffered back. the only occupant, was driving north on the Ex- pressway, be told Patrolman' Ignacio Rosas, when he' lost control of the car. Martinez said he thought he was passing another auto when his car went out of control. Rosas quoted the man as say- Ing the car jumped the center strip in the Expressway, crossed to the left side, and plowed through the railing. The car (demolished in the crash, bounced about 40 feet below the Expressway at the Burbank St. overpass before in the Pacific may be blnnkPt- ing the West and the entire nation with longer and strong- er effects than ever before. Since Tuesday, Dr. Lin t----, uio' jjui kji, UvlUIU close tho woman's pro son t plunging into the creek, bed, eye wltnesscn reported. H-BOMB FALLOUT? Increase in Radiation Shown at U.S. Points dicate a new type of long-lived out from hydrogen bomb testsl elements is present, possibly Pentagon Says Soviets Behind War, Fighting The Pentagon accused Russia Saturday of defin- itely masterminding the Korean It also said Russia put to troops into Korea in ad- vance of the armistice and still controls the North Ko- rean government through Soviet citizens, The charges were levelled in a series pf documents, in the nature of a "while which the de- fense department snid were based on "intelligence research and ex- amination of many sources of in- formation." THE TIMING, Hie content and (lie fact that it was the Pentagon which released tho documents ap- 'pcared to be an obvious effort to draw a parallel ijetween Soviet activity in Korea and Chinese Communist operations in Indo- China. One document was captioned 'the truth about Soviet involve- ment, in the Korean war." An- other was entitled "Chinese Com- riiunist aggression and barbarism in Korea.'" A third, "Soviet assistance to North Korean forces subsequent to was a catalog of Russian- made equipment stockpiled in -North Korea Irelore the Korean Heels ultnckcd the Republic of Smith Korea June 23, 1050. Among other things, the document staled ih at: 1. The top officials of North Korea, including Kim 11 SUIIR, became pr.emjer-In and. Vain dele- ;ale at (lie Pamnmijom armistice alks are "all Soviet citizens by birth" and are "the Russians who run.'the governmental 'atus of North Korea." 2. BY THE end of May, last two months befors [lie to "Russian tactical troops" were in Korea, in antiaircraft unlLs, me- dium gun regiments and quarter- master and rail outfits. About Russians were employed as staff and technical advisors throughout North Korea. The "system of 'advisors' set up by the Russians actually assured them control over nil Important Korean elements in both making ixillcy ami dim-ling resulting operations. This control was personally wielded by Kim 11, one of the Soviet citizens at the core of the North Korean re- gime." :i. "Right down lo the com- ivnulcrs of line units, orders were iransmilled in Russia. It was not until orders reached the men who were to do the ar-lual figthing and dying ihat the Korean tongue ronlcl bi used without fear coln head of the Uni- a recent H-nomn test at cvrwly of New Mexico depart- lok> Pa2 It h; s Ji ment of ineteorltics, has re- corded geiger counter readings strontium 00. KTKOTlt'M M IS the ele- ment which some .Japanese scientists huve blamed for the plight of fishermen caught near a recent H-bomb test at Eniwo- half Of mistakes resulting from its im- proper use." 4. "Many Russian 'advisors' were attached to the North Ko- rean army advance headquar- ters established in June. 1950. They wore civilian clothing and it was forbidden 10 address ihem by rank. They were intro- duced i Ji JJiJ.S il ntlll to i i.'jjui It-'l it life of 25 years compared without they had supreme authority. iu.ui.-u KL-IKIM counter readings Hs mjmucs or ilolll.. o up to 35 times the amount for somc nf the C0mmon fa 1- See BLAME. Page 9A Of normal bnpfcprniimT of normal background radia tion. REPORTS FROM other places in the west where gieger counters are 'in common use show that radiation also has Jumped there, notably in omlng and Utah. The Atomic Energy Com- mission, after careful checks, reported thai none of the radia- tion is considered dangerous in any way. I.apaz said the fact the high radiation has lasted five days, compared with 2-1 to 36 hours1 for most-atomic tests, may in-! oui" elements. the The radiation has about left in New Mexico and readings above ground level are about back to normal. But ground in places where rain has concen- still at abnormally high levels, said. lie said uranium prospect- ing equipment firms have told him that search for the atomic ore is at a standstill because! -sensitive Instruments to record! radioactivity are-so affected byj Ser RADIATlONTPage SA I S.A. Graduates Pictured in News Starting Monday in Snn Antonio News and continuing throughout the week, group pictures of the high school and college graduat- ing classes will be published. Watch for yotir school pic- sable to Hie; grads! FOUR MORE YOUR MONEY SUNDAY NANCY CASEY RUGGLES ELLA CINDERS STRANGE AS IT SEEMS ;