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Amarillo Globe Times (Newspaper) - September 7, 1953, Amarillo, Texas Competition proves rough in big Rodeo .j5a2?.gnder of Perryton and okie key of Wichita Falls ?16 Way into the finals at 8 pm monday in the ninth annual spy ranch Rodeo at the Tri state fair grounds Arena. The two Young cowhand Are tied for first place in the bid for nest All around Cowboy an Honor that was won last year by the 17-year-old Gaunder. Both boy went the distance sunday afternoon on their Par titular assignments. Gaunder Drew a mean Bull that carried him into the Fence but he staved on until the whistle then grabbed the Fence and Hung on. By s re a the bronc busting division was As near perfect As has Ever been seen in the Tri state Fairgrounds Arena. He continued to ride the bucking horse for fully 15 seconds after the whistle before pickup men could get in close enough to pull him off. But the spirit of the entire Rodeo was shown by Charles Ross a 15-year-old boy from Delnorte Colo who despite a broken right hand mastered his mount in the Bull Riding event. Ross broke several Knuckles Iii his right hand a week ago while practising for the Rodeo. The hand was in a cast sunday afternoon so he Rode the Bull with his left hand. The entire program was packed full of excitement sunday beginning with the smaller boys on the bucking Shetland ponies and climaxing with Glen Clarks abrupt departure from the Back of a bronc. Leading the a grand entry were the will Rogers Range riders bearing flags of every nation followed by the judges pickup men. Ranch officials the Ama Rillo All girl mounted Square dance team and the ont capants. Supplying the laughs were Hoyt Hefner and j. W. Armstrong regular Rodeo clowns and Jimmy Gaunder of the ranch. The Chow moved quickly under Globe times staff photo tumbles were the Rule rather than the exception sunday in the boys ranch Rodeo at the Tri state Fairgrounds Arena an example of which is shown. Final events of the ninth annual Rodeo will be held at 8 pm monday. The direction of Arena supervise or Earl Smith and the boys ranch Trainer and instructor Morgan Bagley. The Amarillo air Force base band played for the grand entry and for the events with the boys ranch wranglers playing special numbers. All of the 187 boys at the ranch had some part in sunday afternoons show As they will monday night. The entire group singing As a choir rendered a Home on the Range and a the eyes of Larry Finley and Larry Fry Are leading the Shetland Pony Riding event with John Gannis and Carl Ingraham pacing the Junior calf Riding division. John Gannis. 8 years old is from Nurenburg Germany and this is his first year to compete in the Rodeo. Leading the steer Riding Competition Are Calloway Queen and see Rodeo Page 8 Jefferson a Bond at $250 at the end of an hour and a half hearing monday morning on a writ of Hareas Corpus for a i Impi tim j. Jefferson negro held in the Potter should develop Battle of Quot ears Between boys rancher Lawrence Greear and his pet mule it would probably end in a draw. Lawrence is one of 187 boys taking part in the boys ranch 14 die in fire up indicates the associated press if indicates the United press county jail on a writ of attachment. Judge a Amarillo Globe time Henry s. Bishop or dered Jefferson re turned t to jail to Chicago sept 7 apr a tenement lire took at least 14 lives in Chicago s South Side negro Section Early monday and Lii vials said 14 other residents of the tour Story building Are unaccounted for. Firemen began a search for bodies in the smouldering rubble of the Structure which1 collapsed during the Blaze. Of the 14 bodies recovered Early seven were those of children. Only one body was identified that of Solomon Fisher 39, equipment fought the Blaze which reportedly started in the rear of a business establishment at 3616 s. State St. The neighbourhood is heavily populated by negroes. Damage to the buildings was is the four Story Structure also were timoted at $75,000 by fire marshal Bond of $250 7/>fthus declared a i damaged John Haber Ron. Thousands of cd done to think that any Man would fire officials said they expected i to find More bodies under debris. Make a $250 Bond. The hearing began at 9 am in 47th District court with Harris Lofthus attorney representing Lefferson. Judge Bishop announced he would give Jefferson two hours to make the Bond and then of Jefferson could produce evidence that he was unable to make Bond Jefferson would be eligible to be released on his own recognizance to appear before the Potter county grand jury at 9 am wednesday morning. Jefferson 50 years old has been held in the county jail since last thursday evening. He was picked up on the writ of attachment issued by the grand jury by the sheriffs office at 6 45 pm. The writ was issued after the grand jury met in special session to hear a group of Amarillo negroes who said they were protesting the handling of capital cases involving members of their race. The application for the Hareas Corpus was filed by Lofthus who earlier last week represented Jefferson when he was tried and found not guilty on charges of murder. When judge Bishop set the thirtieth year9 no. 137 Price a 36 panes Amarillo. Texan. Monday sept. 7 j933 father admits killing Phoenix ariz., sept. 7 apr fearful that he was Sui Fering from cancer and might have to undergo an operation prompted Herman h. Nagle to kill his 28-year-old invalid daughter so that she wound t be left alone the s4-year-old Plant guard declared in his City jail cell Here monday. Nagle who says he is a re a i = tired new York City police a Bee Dutiful gift Man shot his daughter Betty Virginia to death As just Tot the taking i i i i i o rious were attracted a a a x i cause of the fire the taller building at 3616 state mediately known. A millwright at the tractor works i St., housed an estimated 75 per make Bond for this Man after All i the publicity he has had Jefferson nodded in and smiled when Lofthus the victim were burned beyond made this statement. To was the fire not in of International Harvester co., sons police said. The residents of recognition. Most of them police univ wimp Railer in the stand whose identity was established by the other two buildings totalled 75 said had lived on the third and during hearing his wife Irene 35. Two buildings on either Side of additional persons of fire. Fighting s. State St. Fourth floors of the building at 3616 Ansley Foreman of Dulles in Denver to see Ike scotches Rumor of policy Row Denver. Sept. 7 apr Secretary of state dues declaring he knows of no rift and president Eisenhower confers with the chief executive monday regarding a variety of foreign policy problems. Dulles arrived at the president s vacation Headquarters rom Washington sunday president a. Certain Dulles statement last week on foreign issues. On saturday the summer White House called the repent a scorn night for the labor Day conference and was asked by net officer replied newsmen who met him at the Airport a emr. Secretary is there any was Thad the grand jury who was questioned closely by Lofthus and Deane c. Watson. Assistant District attorney about the circumstances surrounding the issuance of the writ of attachment about 3 o clock last thursday afternoon while the grand jury was in session. Ansley testified that when Jefferson had not been brought to the grand jury rooms at a of clock the jury adjourned. The jury Foreman said a member of the grand jury had informed him that Jefferson was reported to have a already left and it was on the basis a Globe times staff photo Marine sgt. Roy v. Ratliff former pow a welcomed Home sunday at Amarillo air terminal by his Mother mrs. Elberta Henderson 2203 Wichita right and his sister mrs. I. L. Henslee 2903 Fillmore and her son ferry. Home at last for Amarillo expos she slept in her wheel chair saturday at their Home. Police have booked him for investigation of first degree murder. Betty Virginia was life Long victim of cerebral palsy. The father said in an interview he killed his daughter because he loved her. He said he was afraid he had cancer and she would have no one to care for her. A i knew eventually i was going to do it a he said adding that the thought of putting his daughter out of misery had haunted him for years. Anyone who wants to go into the Bee business has the Blessing of or. J. M. Hyden of 3004 Hayden and he would like to see the project expedited. Or. Hyden said monday a swarm of bees had collected in his Hack Yard and that he had cautiously hit them in Captivity. Ile is willing to give any share he might have in the Bee to anyone who would care to lure them away. Lands helicopter on hotel roof Dayton Ohio sept. 7 iffy an Nagle was arrested after neigh-1 aircraft company executive two pistol shots in landed a Small helicopter atop police. He the 16-Story Biltmore hotel late hours heard his Home and called surrendered to detectives meekly. Nagles wife died 14 years ago yesterday to avoid a two hour of heart attack. He said he had traffic delay on the Highway from Petely assistant Prest dental press Secretary Murray town not that i know of a the cab-1 Snyder added however that he of this report that the w Rit was personally did not know Wolti we the question was prompted by Eisenhower a a published Rex try that Eisen Hower summoned Dulles to Den ver because he was a gravely Germany told the sheriffs office we reactions were to wanted this Man held for ques remarks Dulles had made on the toning any time he returned to issues. They dealt with West Ansley friction Between you and the concerned and a a displeased by1 India Trieste and see president Page 8 Nehy Green flu Lownds insure Noe. Homecoming for two sex Powys ended years of anxiety and waiting for their families sunday. Arriving Here by air from san Francisco where they docked saturday were Marine sgt. Roy Virge Ratliff son of mrs. R. La Henderson 2203 Wichita and Frank Ratliff 307 North Taylor and Cpl. Milburn Hines Starnes brother of mrs. A. B. Cockrell 1809 Oak. And son of j. C. Starnes of Littlefield. On the boat with them were sgt. A. J. Becker former Amari loan. Sgt. Leboy Mckinney a germ War fliers Bare mental torture i confess or die j Inchon Korea sept. 7 apr a greying Marine colonel and a Young air Force lieutenant said monday there was Only one Way out old confessing Quot germ warfare charges death. A i could either die from their mental treatment or serve my country better by giving the communists the fantastic information of Clovis and Cpl. Wesley Little of Borger. Meeting sergeant Ratliff at 6 55 am sunday at Amarillo air terminal were or. And mrs. Henderson the sergeants sister mrs. J. L. Henslee. 2903 Fillmore his Nephew Jerry Henslee and Morris Estess another of prisoner of War. Who was confined with Ratliff in prison later released and returned to Texas in june of 1951. Ratliff was captured in november of 1950 while serving As a guard for communist pos. He received his promotion to sergeant while he was a prisoner. Corporal Starnes was captured in May 1951 with three soldiers of the second division and was taken on a a death March or forced walk of 25 to 35 Miles a Day. He was reported missing in june of 1951. Although both Starnes and Ratliff Are under military restriction cared for his daughter constantly since with the help of a housekeeper at times. A no one knows better than i the torture she went through a he said. A she Wras completely helpless. I dressed her fed her and looked after her every need. She was a swell kid and Brave. But my mind is Clear. I feel what i did was the Best Way out. A a it a a for the first time in years i feel at ease. I killed her because i loved Nagle came Here five years ago from new York City with Betty Virginia and another daughter Lillian 29. Now a first lieutenant in the army nurse corps at Tacoma Wash. She flew Here see slaving Page 8 Dayton municipal Airport. Joe Mashman assistant director of contracts for the Bell helicopter co. Texas division at fort Worth flew the nine Miles from the National aircraft show to the hotel in about 12 minutes. Mashman had a passenger Frank Pia Keci president of Arival helicopter company at hard thing to say but ton. A. The rooftop is about 25 by 35 feet but Mashman said he had plenty of room. Tvs who said that?�?7 30. Kunc radio Telephone hour. 8. Truman sees danger in a big business ism Detroit. Sept. 7 apr former president Harry s. Truman told a labor Day audience Quot there Are plenty of of a return to the old philosophy that the object of govern in connection with discussing de a tails of their treatment As prison my Nils hip 9 business. Truman who frequently is ers in Korea they Are allowed j taken the position since he left the White House that he to describe some phases of their wanted to Quot be charitable toward the new administration while it is getting its feet on Cine Rienes. For example they said that. About All they had in Tho Way of the ground said hts did i Medicine was a Supply of pills Starnes said that he remembers Jan a chinese woman doctor who visited the Camp occasionally. Think the people voted last a for a change in the social and economic principles Anc cd a until an emergency came along that was a lot More important than ail the balanced budgets in the on labors own front he said its leaders have the response news from the outside world that have made us so Strong ability of holding the gains that la came from radio Moscow Over and prosperous. They wanted said col. Frank i thought this thing was going to blow up in my face. As the War wore on this thing germ War Schroble who was fare propaganda heed Only sunday Horn a red War prig each of the fliers had declined to talk with newsmen sunday when they were freed in the last Oner Camp in North he Urs of the korean War prisoner a ave Knorra Korea. Quot the chinese gave me a Choice of Hie or death. They put words in my Mouth and i said them said it. Floyd b. O Neal of Fairfax. So. Another air Force lieu tenant said he signed the statements because i figured i d be the Filer 28year-old it. Kenneth i. Enoch of Youngstown. Ohio said the charge were lies and added a i was trying to save my neck. I i Nabor i wonder How patriotic the average citizen would be if taxes were made voluntary. Yolin Miller pc Caga , sir not Exchange. Other fliers returned on the final Day of Exchange said the reds got the a a confessions they wanted with torture ranging from mental cruelty to letting maggots crawl inside a wounded Tsurui s ear. Schwable and of Neal met newsmen after a Days rest and told a sickening Story that the reds relentlessly ground away at their resistance with threats physical torture and unceasing questioning. Asked if the charges were True the 45-year-old Schwable answered a it is fantastic that anybody could believe that sort of thing could be used. It is utterly fantastic. A they have enough fleas flies and Mosquito in North Korea without our adding to Schwable was captured in july 1952, when he and his to Pilot maj. Roy h. Bley of Cabool mo., were shot Down Over North Korea. On feb. 22, 1953, the red piping radio broadcast a Long a a confessions saying Schwable took part in germ warfare under direction of the us joint chiefs of staff. The broadcast said he was aiding in plans to establish a i a contamination belts across red Korea. Schwable said monday a a Man can Only take so much. A i told them i would stand before god and swear that germ warfare had never been used. Yet they never asked me to swear that my confession was True. A fall they wanted Wax words with signature. Truth meant nothing to them just the big How did the reds do it a simply slow mental torture Over a Long they put him in solitary in a tiny lean to. made me sit there and sleep there on a Small table with out moving without exercise. A after a while it gets a Man Down. Every Day an interpreter came in and asked me to confess. When i refused. He would just turn around and leave me. A they hammered away this Way through september. In see confessions Page 8 Corporal Slick returns to states denies he s a Squealer Travis air Force base. Cal., sept. 7 45�?army Corporal a a Slick today explained his nickname and Why some of his comrades in a North korean prisoner of War Camp dubbed him a a the thin Good looking 19-year-old Soldier talked to a air Force officer after refusing to talk to newsmen. He declined use of his name but he posed happily for pm to Grapher alter arriving on a Hospital plane from Honolulu. The plane also carried 13 sick repatriated soldiers. Six of them litter patients. A a Slick became a Public figure when he told a chaplain in Korea after being repatriated that other released prisoners thought he had a a ratted on them and consequently were out to get him. Mal. Tom Barbour Travis Public information officer said the Soldier told Holmi he got his nickname a a Slick not because of any dealings with the reds but because of a character in a pow Camp show. Ile did no to play the character. Nor did he disclose the nature of the part. Barbour said the artillerymen gave these reasons for being disliked 1. There were cliques in the North korean Camp Ami when a Light erupted he refused to join in. He said he would t fight fellow americans of he was going to fight it would have to be with the enemy. 2. Ile planned an escape with several other pos hut the reds got wind of it. Someone informed but a a Slick said it Wasny to him. However he said he told his captors about the plan after he found out they knew about it. A since they knew All about it he did no to see any mint in concealing it a Barbour said. The Corporal a prisoner since 1951, denied Harbour said he got special treatment from the heels. A we were ail treated alike Beans Rice and a Harbour also reported a a Slick said he had Only a fourth Grade education could a read a Little hut could not write. Army recruiters in san Francisco said a literacy test is All that a required of enlistees. Reporters fired questions at Slick while he waited for an air Force bus to take him to the base Hospital for processing. As photographers took pictures a a Slick nodded affirmatively to these questions Are you going Home Are you going to stay in the army in Honolulu the Soldier told a reporter a it was All a mistake i never squealed on anybody to the a i was Friendly with everybody. They had nothing against the prison Campos Public address system. Otherwise information new prisoners assigned to the Camp brought news to the inmates. Both men confirmed stories of other returned pos about the reds attempts to convert prisoners to the communist Way of thinking. Attending at least eight hours of class a Day to hear about communism was required of the men during part of their imprisonment a but that is the kind Bor has made a holding them of against a spirit of reaction that is change we Are getting a he said Hie election results of last in a prepared address at a rally fall to get balk in the Saddle of Michigan Cio and Al groups a a re in Cadillac Square. He singled out the admin Stra but he also told them they had a greater responsibility that of acting a not fast As the repro tons policies on interest rates son Tatjes of a particular group. Labor Public housing Power and the governments efforts to bal Ance the budget by cutting National defense appropriations. A we have to put he said. A and the secur Ity and safety of this nation Ratliff reported that during the come8 ahead of everything else Early Days of his imprisonment As far As x am concerned a a _ i he was fed two baked potatoes gee anyone can take for two meals a Day. The Only chances with National defense it but As leaders in promoting the welfare and Progress of the whole firer Rhino Quot this Means a he said a that in labor must act to keep the unions free of corruption and Cor Muse try Many Page 8 drinking water was that in which the spuds were cooked. Later the menu included Rice. Eventually variety in the form of three meals a Day and a Side dish of fish and Maize was introduced. This time in the worlds history Quot he added a first class air Force and an air raid defense system would he Worth quite a lot to us now a even if it unbalanced the budget for a while and Starnes mentioned eating deferred a tax Cut for some years soupy Rice steamed sorghum to bread and sometimes greens and potatoes. Along in the summer of 1952, when the truce looked near the prisoners diet changed to include More generous amounts see freed pow so Page 8 the weather my weather bares Ferric a. I. Amarillo and Vicinity fair and continued mild monday afternoon. Monday night and tuesday. High monday 91, Low monday night is High tuesday 91 sunday s High wats 91. Tow tit. West Texas generally Lair Day afternoon monday night and tuesday with no important Tempe lure change. New Mexico generally fair monday afternoon. Monday night and tuesday with Little change in temperature. Agricultural forecast favor Able weather for the next few Day. With mostly dear skies gradual warming will bring temperature to above put seasonal average. R \ t i state fair sept. 21 -26 Yvonne Hood wins news tip contest evidently news tippers were swarm of bees which were Ang haying he was a great believer in balanced budgets the former president said he kept the government budget bal too Busy with the opening of school to participate in the week i ered when disturbed. Third prize of $2 goes to mrs. Grover i. Bills 1400 Roberts for by contest because tips were few1 her up on a diminutive Young and far Between during the week. Man visiting relatives Here. First prize of $5 goes to Yvonne others participating in the Hood. 3610 East 14th, for her Call news tip contest included Jun on a car ramming a drive in on my Mathis it. I Box 422 Bob Highway 66. Hine hey Shamrock Jackie Paul mrs. M. W. Crawford. 712 with a 2908 Van Buren mrs. George Ita will receive the $3 second Owen 1309 Washington Kenneth prize for her information con Fairchild. 3403 Ong Johnnie Kerning her husband and a Powell to Box 853

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