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Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1954, Yuma, Arizona THE EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK JONES s I v THE ind holiday t SCO Av Yum Ark by th Sun Printing Co nd intend Ihi Poll t Yum Arl Second Clasi Matter Printed Wednesday Afternoon YUMA 106 Phone 16 PAGES YUMA ARIZONA WEDNESDAY MAY 5 1954 PER COPY ARIZONA VOL 106 Two U.S military courts have handed down decisions in days which may stand lor years as guide posts Last week the case of Marine Col Frank H Schwable was dis- posed of yesterday the case ot Cpl Edward S Dickenson The Marine colonel was tortured by his Reel captors until he signed a confession of germ warfare which the commies needed to ster their propaganda campaign The court found his surrender to torture reasonably justifiable but at the same time sentenced him to never again hold a post of command or leadership In other words the court under stood why the officer gave in t torture but it could not forgiv him or condone the act Yesterday the corporal's fat was Appeals to Free Nations To t Spread of Re ression The court found him guilty o collaborating with his communis captors in Korea and on his fellow prisoners He was sentenced to be dishon discharged and confined tc hard labor for 10 years These may seem like harsh sen After all torture of prisoners is an extreme hardship and brain washing is a new hazard in ern warfare But what if we as a nation adopted the view that because of these unusual circumstances wp would forgive and forget if our men their mates in enemy prison camps and gave in to Marine Commandant Shepherd expressed his opinion in these Tha view which would place the national interest secondary to the desire to ameliorate soften the lot of our prisoners is not one ths undersigned can accept So relaxed a view could quickly be extended into other areas of military conduct with effects which are not pleasant to plate 21 Students To Be Initiated into Honor Society Twenty-one juniors and will be initiated into the National Honor Society at a service May 5 The program will be presented in conjunction with the spring concert ed by Al Havens in Hall auditorium Wednesday evening at Junior initiates are Sheila Bell Marilyn Carlisle Tommy Cole Virginia Copple Joyce Engler Olivia Gonzales Harper Wayne Hubble Fred Joyner dra Kornegay Charlotte Salyer Marilee Smith Pamela Stanley and Bob Steenbergen Seniors are Jo Ann Beecroft Fred Bradshaw Hattie Corona Leo Land Shirley Turner Gordon Wall and Sharon Ziegler Members speaking on the for National Honor ad- mission will be Leo Corbett ice Corinne Moore leadership Sherrill Robb scholarship and Welton Phillips character Eva Whaley is chairman of the tion A trio composed of Marianne Euhus Rowena Slocum and Cecil Carollo Crew Ready to Start Work on Yuma Sewers Engineer Offers To Start Early On Groundwork Yuma's proposed sewer bond sue got another push yesterday during city council meeting as en- gineer John Corollo informed the council that he had a crew in Yuma ready to start the work for the sewers Carollo explained that he had his men here for some paving district work and that if it was all right with the council he would keep Wost Yuma area residents newly annexed to he city may start registering for city tions starting Friday ing Is fo be done at the city hall The books will be kept open for a short period no that the dents may register and vote in Hit: sewer bond election that is tentatively set for June them here to start the work mally the work does not start until he bond issue is passed by the but Carollo said that he was villing to take the gamble By starting the work now it vould save approximately two on the time of the project and would also save the city some on interest If everything works out within lie next two weeks the wheels vill start turning for the election at the next council ig and the election could be held n the tentative data previously June In one other discussion on the mount of the bond issue it was rought up figure of that the sewers and seniors will be initiated into the ing station will cost would be Stand on Housing Units Is Clarified C H Trigg president of the Yu- ma County Taxpayers Association clarified the association's request in connection with the two public housing units in Yuma at day's City Council meeting Trigg said that he did not think it is now the time to close the two units known as the Charles Ingalls homes and the Padre Ci a r c c s homes He said instead that it was time to get them privately owned and put on a competitive basis with other rentals in the ty The views of Trigg were sing I Would Be arrangements will Woods will True Orchestral include two Bach aires Susser and French Baroque by Lully The Great Gale of Kiev by and Mozart's Minuet in E Flat Little Suite for Orchestra by Erickson and Handel's Song of Jupiter will also be played by the orchestra about over the amount lowed by law State law forbids any city to bond itself for more than 10 per cent of its total sessed valuation It was agreed one of the items could he left out of the bond issue and that by the time the item was needed the city could easily pay cash out of the sales tax money now roll- ing in As the sales tax now stands it has raised during the first three months of the year March was the high month according to city assessor Dave Sheridan A total of was collected during that month A new state law allows Yuma sales tax money to be put in a special fund for retiring bonds or in the public works improvement fund Mesa Man Chosen Head Of Spanish War Vets MESA J J Lane of ga has been elected new der of the United Spanish War Veterans Department of Arizona Freedom Dance Many Yumans will honor the Mexican triumph over the French in Cinco de Mayo celebrations night The Hacienda Club is holding a Cinco de Mayo dance at the Yuma Eagles Hall at 9 tonight sion to the dance is one dollar person The Sun earlier quoted this price incorrectly at one lar per couple sharp contrast to the first ments of the association which were presented 10 the Board of Supervisors Monday At that time Mrs Pearl Manifold and M r s Bob Sawers of the association ed that their group wanted the two units closed After some discussion at the meeting yesterday the Council re- ferred Trigg to Jack Eastlick di- rector of the Yuma Housing which runs the two units The Council stated that there was some doubt as to whether or not the city had any control over the ing of the units In other business yesterday the Council went into some paving dis- work The assessment dia- grams on paving districts No 37 and 38 were presented and the Council passed tile resolutions on tile districts No 37 is the area bounded by and Streets and 8th and 12th Avenues No 38 is on 3rd Avenue just south of 10th Street A new paving improvement dis- came up as plans were pre- sented for No 39 This will pave between 8th and Avenue and 8th and 12th Streets Cost is at The Council approved a new sub- division in the Hansberger Unit to be known as Kenneth sion Jt contains 15 lots and is just east of 24th Avenue Final reading was given on an ordinance entering into a contract with Arizona Public Service for a new street lighting system er ordinance was read for the painting of the library JAMES las A Bradsher Elected Head of Yuma Legion Post New commander the H H Donkersley American Legion Post 19 for is James A sher elected at the regular ing of the Legion Tuesday night Bradsher an agent with the In- ternal Revenue Bureau in will be installed as commander at special ceremonies on May 18 Also elected to office at the Tuesday meeting were Harry Duff of Yuma Test Station senior vice commander A R Hydeman of Butler Roofing and Insulation Company junior vice commander George Lindsay of the First National Bank finance officer and James B Davis of Arizona lic Service and Manuel Martin ez truck driver as members of the executive committee Davis and Martinez will serve a three-year Air Force Cases Against WASHINGTON IB The A Force will take no court action against 83 former of the Reds in Korea including 1 who made false germ confessions It dismissed 69 of the cast without of any sort In raised questions of the continue usefulness of the other 14 The were ordered to show cause wh they should be kept in the A Force The action was recommended b a special board of general officer and was announced Tuesday 1 was approved by Air Force Sec Harold E and Gen Nathan F Twining Chief of Staff Nine of the 14 cases left open involved men who gave the Red false germ warfare confessions Charges against the other five wen not revealed However Air Force sources sail if the M are discharged it wil probably be under honorable dis charge conditions The Air Forci said it does not intend to make he names public The investigation board said airmen captured in Korea were to mental and physical torture unprecedented in our history It also said combat personnel were given inadequate and confusing instructions on how to act if they were captured The Air Force announcement came a few hours after an Army military court sentenced Cpl ward S mountain Neck Va to a dishonorable dis- charge and 10 years hard labor Dickenson boy from for captors on fellow with his Com- and informing STILL OH JOB de year-old nurse who flew into Dien Bien Phu by helicopter to help evacuate wounded is the only woman remaining in the pressed French fortress She sured friends by that she is in fine shape Mrs Cecile Pursley appeared be- fore the Council to ask permission for the Model Airplane to hold their flying sessions at Uie municipal baseball park It was indicated that the Council did not feel that the park was the proper place and suggested that the club make arrangements with the Re- creation Department to use K C Field Present at the meeting were Mayor W J Anderson men John B Bailey Sr Helen Phillips Waller Varner and Kloyd Newcomer City Recorder Linwood Perkins and City Attorney John B I Wisely Jr Millionaire Californian Plans To Become Woman by Surgery Yuma Police Dept Adds 3 Members Three additional policemen were added to the Yuma Police ment yesterday with the approval of the city council The new men are former geant James Birmingham to be the special investigator The post is a newly created one and is in line with the reorganization of the force according to Chief of Police Harold Breech Others added to the force are William Steen Jr as patrolman He has served on the force pre- Gene Under win be one of the desk men as the ment gets set to operate its own desk 24 hours a day The council also indicated that it would ask the State Tax Com- mission for permission to exceed ils budget so that two more lice cars may be gought However Dickenson's conviction will be reviewed automatically b Maj Gen John H Stokes com of the Military District of Washington and by an Army Board of Review It can then be appealed to the U S Court of Mill tary Appeals Guy Emery Dickenson's civilian lawyer called the conviction travesty of justice He said he plans to take it to the Military Appeals Court if the verdict is not overturned earlier SAN ANTONIO Tex case of Cpl Calude Batchelor is Basically different from that of his fellow Korean oner Cpl Edward S according to Batchelor's civilian iwyer Dickenson was convicted day of collaborating with the Com- and sentenced to 10 years at hard labor and a dishonorable discharge Coyote Attacks Farmer Eludes Posse took a back seat In tho of Avenue D and County h Street early this morning as uma Valley farmers e hunting Kenneth Freeman Rt 1 Box 656 reported that he was baling bai ley around this morning wher he was attacked by a wild coyote Freeman said that the animal wa probably rabid but he from the coyote by climing on toj of the baler The animal kept bin there for about half an hour be fore slinking off in the pre-dawn darkness Freeman said After that couldn't do much baling for look ing out for the critter Under sheriff Lloyd Mabery responded to a call and he and nearby farm ers searched the area but could not locate the animal Several farmers said that they had seen the coyote around the place for the past several days out all attempts to shoot it have ailed A large number of ers in tho area this morning were observed carrying rifles Jt was eared that the coyote might at ank school children waiting for school buses this morning Judge Chas stein puled today that of Negro Students by In of Negro had flied nt SAN FRANCISCO John Breckinridge millionaire son of a pioneer California family said today he planned to go to Denmark this August for surgery to become a woman so he could return here to get married Breckenridge great-grandson ol United States vice-president Gen John C Breckinridge said a Brit- ish doctor would perform five or six operations on him Then the international socialite said he planned to come back to California in January Glori anna b 1 o n heavy-set Breckinridge who has been ad- to Jewelry perfume ra and Siamese cats most of his adult life said he has been ried once and has a daughter now living in France I didn't like being married so I got a divorce in a he said Ever sinco then I've lived like a woman Men have always opened for me and lit my as an affectation but it the natural Mng to do said he felt it was wonderful thing that UM oni which formed George Jorgensen in- to a woman have become ble I think there are a great many men with women's souls and characters who are stumbling around in the dark in men's he said It is these who can be helped Brickinridge whose home here is decorated in frills and delicate colors explained the ance of toy bunnies scattered around the place I always have bunnies around because my nickname A pink toy bunny and a yellow bunny adorn the center of his bed Breckinridge declined to reveal the name of the mnn he said he planned to marry when he returns to San Francisco as a woman The wealthy playboy whose mother Mrs Adelaide Kurphy Roberts lives in England las been placed In mental ioni by her several times in the past Last week T sued him on charges that he lad failed to maintain payments of a month which he had teen ordered to contribute toward rapport i Claudia Yowell Vies for Junior Cotton Maid Claudia Yowell senior student at Yuma Union High School goes to the stale capital Tuesday as Yuma County Junior Maid of ton There she will compete with county maids from the rent of the i state for the Arizona Junior Maid i of Cotton title bestowed annually j by tho Arizona Cotton Growers Assoc May is Cotton Week in zona and the girl chosen cotton will travel the state making appearances at various functions is a means of publicizing the 1C of cotton to the stale economy The winner also gels in prizes Contestants will be judged on good looks poise and to appear before an audience they must have a conversational knowl- edge of cotton he high school iors approved by their schools unmarried Claudia active in church school and activities is sponsored by the Gadsden Woman's Club Ex- penses of her trip to me being shared by Sturges Ginning Co California Cotton Oil Corp and the U T Co Controversy Develops Over Letter WASHINGTON Army McCarthy hearings were plunged into an angry new controversy day over the authenticity of a document which Sen Joseph R Me Earthy had described as an FBI elter warning the Army in of security risks at Ft Monmouth Robert A Collier assistant ate counsel in the hearings ied on basis of a two-hour alk with FBI Director J Hoover that the document was not a copy of any letter in FBI files This led Army counsel Joseph Welch to inquire in a question o Collier if it was not a perfect But McCarthy asserted that the document was an accurate mary of an FBI report and de- manded that the investigators ask loover to verify this Collier agreed that the document produced by Carthy appeared to be a summary if a FBI report deliverer o the Army in 1951 and warning if security risks at Ft Monmouth Dispute over the purported let er from Hoover dominated at the 19th session of ie Senate Investigating marathon hearing on the charge that McCarthy ought special favors for his d aide Pvt G David Schine nd McCarthy's counter charge lat the Army used Schine as a hostage in an effort to halt his of alleged Reds at Ft Monmouth Tile committee met in closed session this afternoon to discuss a suggestion by McCarthy that Army Secretary Robert T Stevens be given a rest after testifying for 10 days Welch argued that unauthorized possession of a secret FBI report was a violation of a long ing presidential directive ding curiosity to know where Me Carthy got his purported summary of the report but he was unable o question the senator about it at this Ume because of the hearing rules Under these rules Stevens and other Army witnesses are to testify first under oath and then McCarthy and his side are to take stand Formers Fined for Racing en 80 Two Yuma Mesa farmers have fines in Justice Court on charges of drag racing on vay 80 Justice of Ihc Peace Ersel Byrd the fines against Herman A 36 and Harvey W ianson 30 They were arrested iy Highway Cochran President Urges Southeast Asia Security System WASHINGTON President Eisenhower today appealed to free nations to forge now a collective security system to guard Southeast Asia against Communist lion The President emphasized in a formal statement at his news con- ference that there is a general sense of urgency to fashion the alliance because it could have an important hearing upon what pens al Geneva during the Indo- China phase of the conference The President said that countries in the area were thinking in con- terms which include the indispensable concept of collective security Aimed At Britain Progress in this matter has been considerable and I an con- convinced that further progress will be continued to be made ths President declared The President did not mention Britain's refusal to go along with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles plan for immediate united action in defending Indo-China and Southeast Asia action in defending Indo-China and Southeast Asia against Com- outcome of the Geneva But his statement was clearly de- signed to prod Britain and any other nations to line up now Mr Eisenhower at same 1 Gave his complete support to Dulles and his diplomacy in the critical situation He said Dulles is the greatest secretary of state within his memory and has lis unqualified support He had asked if he were fully with Dulles handling of the Geneva Conference Rejects Red Proposal 2 Rejected claims that can foreign policy had suffered a defeat at Geneva The President said a battle cannot be counted lost while It is still going on and that there is no such thing as knowledging a defeat of foreign policy so far as he is concerned 3 Rejected a Communist posal at Geneva for Korean cation He described it as a scheme which was the Chinese copy of the Soviet scheme for the unification of Germany He point out that this scheme was rejected Tor Germany and Dulles had told lim that the Communist plan was equally unacceptable to the Re- public of Korea and the bers who took part in the Korean War 4 Declared that the Geneva Con- ference has produced no surprises and that it has not turned into a five power conference as Russia had tried to make it by raising Red China's status to that of a major world power And he asserted that the Geneva Conference has not involved establishing expressed or implied diplomatic recognition by Patrolman Louis the United States of the Chinese Communist aggressors No Significant Upsets Scored In 5 Elections COTTON Yowell VI IIS senior check for rum Karl Putter California Cotton oil Corp manager of Co looks on Money lor the trip provided by California Cotton Oil Sryrgw and lr f Ca SUM 1 WASHINGTON Primary returns formed the lineup in fiv states today for next election that will decide contra of Congress Local issues dominated the elec lions in Alabama Indiana Ohio New Mexico and Florida There were no significant upsets Voters marked ballots for can for three U.S Senate House seats and four gover Sen John J Sparkman the 1952 Democratic vice candidate won the In his state over Rep Laur ie Battle Nomination in Alabama is tantamount to election in most cases Rep George H Bender won the Republican nomination for sena- tor in Ohio He will oppose Sen Thomas A Burke in the November election for the seat vacated by the late Sen Robert A Taft Burke appointed to complete Taft's expired term was unopposed in the Democratic primary The third Senate seat vote was in New Mexico but the candidates Edwin Mechem Republican and Sen Clinton P Anderson were both unopposed in Uie James E Jiml led a slate of seven for the Democratic nomination for ernor of Alabama But his com- manding load was enough to eliminate the need for a primary More than per con of the total vote is required by the leading candidate to eliminate the runoff contest A appeared for the ation for governor of ing Gov Charley K Johns held a narrow margin Sen Collins A third candidate J Bradley was far be- hind The Weather Report at Yuma Highest yesterday 99 6t Temperature at 11 81 Relative humidity at n Average high this dato D2 low this date 63 WAST fo Thursday Clear this tonight and Thursday Continued warm Ex- high today 99 Low tonight 5 to
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