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Bryan Daily Eagle (Newspaper) - June 28, 1955, Bryan, Texas Bryan s family newspaper Over 7,000 daily the Bryan daily Eagle pm member associated press Price a cents volume 79 8v�nlynin� years serving the Brazos Valley Bryan daily Eagle tuesday. June 28, 1955 ten pages no. 310 is Marine sighted in Pacific Tokyo of a seat cd plane tonight sighted one of two u. S. Marine fliers missing for three nights in the Pacific. He was seen sending radio signals from a tiny life raft about 123 Miles South of Tokyo. We Are in radio Contact with Tho Man a said an air Force spokesman. A two planes Are circling overhead until he is picked up. The spokesman said the st16 Albatross search plane which first spotted the raft could not Tell whether both missing marines were aboard. He said it was considered doubtful because of the size of Hie raft and because of reports of two Small rafts Miles apart in foggy Waters. In Washington d. Berry told the associated press he had been notified one of the missing marines is his grandson capt. H. P. Montague or. Of Jackson miss. Berry said he received the information by Telephone from his son la p. Montague sr., and the Marine officers wife in Jackson. The other flier has been identified As 2nd it. David Winton Bell of Minneapolis son of Charles h. Bell president of general Mills inc. The Albatross and an air Force b50 circled the Bobbing i aft two hours receiving its flickering radio signals. The planes dropped flares to Light up the area for a huge Armada of search planes and ships we done to know whether he will by picked up by ship or a chopper helicopter a said the spokesman. The Albatross which sighted the raft could not put Down on the surface because of the fog and darkness. Search planes were unable to identify the Drifting Man or determine his condition from the sputtering radio signals the search spread Over 20.000 in Lea of the foggy Western Pacific in an Effort to locate the fog shrouded men before they died of exposure As they drifted in Little rubber rafts. By grim coincidence the wife of one arrived today from Minneapolis with her 5-year-old son. She is mrs. David Winton Bell. Her husband a second lieutenant is the son of Charles h. Bell president of general Mills inc. The Navy notified Bell yesterday that his on was missing. The Navy has not released the names of either Man. The two Drifting fliers were hidden by fog from More than 50 planes and nine ships combing the sea around the volcanic islands South of Tokyo a a it a frustrating. ,. Maddening a a Navy officer said As he reported feeble sporadic radio code signals were received from a Little emergency radio set aboard one of the rafts. Yesterday one raft was re ported seen by a search plane that Madi five passes Over it a Only to lose it again before a ship could reach the spot. The fliers apparently bailed out or ditched when their f3d ski Knight twin Jet ran out of fuel. Dulles challenges reds to talk German Unity terms plane shooting As a trigger Happy incident Washington can a Secretary of state Dulles said today russian failure to discuss German unification at the big four Summit conference would throw doubt on soviet sincerity toward easing International tensions. Dulles said the division of Germany a a world problem which contains the seeds of greater evil. Any realistic Effort to promote peace must include work on German unification he said. Referring to remarks by soviet foreign minister Molotov last week at san Francisco Dulles said Russia appears to have lost interest in getting Germany unified. Molotov had spoken of the East West division of Germany As Likely to continue a Long time. Dulles said he deplored this attitude. He added that if the soviets really desire to Advance the cause of peace they will Alk about Germany at the july 18 Summit meeting in Geneva lots of fun and food a there a. Little doubt the approximately 1.500 person who attended the annual chamber of Commerce Barbecue last night had All the fun and food they wanted. Figure this morning showed they consumed 3,296 pounds of food More thai two Pound per person. Some of the Tun is shown in picture Here. In the top photo. Chamber president Clifton c. Carter serve. Roth cadets James sonata. Left of Memphis and Bud Walters of Highland. They were among 187 in training for the summer at Bryan air Force base who attended the Barbecue As guests of Travis b. Bryan. Carter was one of Many chamber members who served the crowd in record time in six lines. Most of those present came As families. As is depicted at right by the j. L. Hatten family 815 Enfield. Halten is Wilh International shoe col the youngsters Are Bryan and Sharon. The affair was even fun for dozens of explorer scouts who aided in keeping the grounds cleaned up and directing traffic. One of them was Barney Blackburn. In the photo at left. According to Ralph Stacy in charge of arrangements for the of Lait. 7�i8 barbecued chickens were eaten. 50 Gallons of potato salad 52 Gallons of Beans 50 pounds of onions nine Gallons of pickles 1.440 bottles of soda wafer 2.820 slices of bread 954 half pints of milk and 2,424 cups of ice Cream. Eagle staff photos by Hugh i. S to drop Lattimore Lase Washington of a the government decided to drop its 2�?Tfc year old attempt to try Owen Lattimore on charges of perjury. Atty. Gen. Brownell made the announcement. Brownell noted that the . District and appeals courts Here had twice thrown out key counts of indictments charging Lattimore with false testimony before the Senate internal Security subcommittee in Early 1952. Brownell said it thus appeared impossible to proceed on five remaining perjury counts. Lattimore a Johns Hopkins lecturer and far affairs specialist was accused of lying in denying to he had been a followed or promoter of the communist line. These acc1 Isa ions were described by Fedora Disi judge Luther w. Youngdahl As a form less and obscure a and too vague for the 54-year-old Lattimore to defend. Youngdahl threw them out and his judgment on this was twice upheld by the court of appeals for the District of Columbia. Extension of draft passes Washington a both the House and the Senate passed the draft Extension act today after a futile but Sharp fight in the House to kill its controversial provision for continuing the doctors draft. The House acted first accepting the measure 388-5 after turning Back 221-171 a proposal to Send it Back for further conferences with the Senate. Rep. Mason a ill offered that motion. Then just 15 minutes later the Senate approved by voice vote with no debate. The doctors draft Extension is for two years an the regular draft for four. Both Laws were due to expire thursday night. The Senate had written the doctors draft provision into the Bill which the House passed without it. Conferees accepted the medical Section. Have suspects in Texas murder Dickinson Tex. La Texas rangers said today a june 18 Dallas arrest of an airman has Given them a Quot hot Lead in their widespread search for an airman sought in a triple slaying. Ranger capt. Hardy Purvis said identification of the airman sought for questioning could be expected rangers and Dallas police met this morning in Centerville to Check police photographs taken of the airmen at the time of the Dallas arrest. The rangers at mid morning reportedly were in route to Dickinson to have witnesses Check the photographs for identification. Dallas police said the Descrip-1 i Tion of the arrested airman j who later was released matches negro denies being Slayer Barb Man steel strike looms Pittsburgh a a Cio United steelworkers president David j. Mcdonald pressing to Avert a nationwide steel strike thursday Midnight resumed negotiations today with the nation six big steel producers. Waco Tex. Of a army m. Sgt. Marion Washington testified today he was 200 Miles away when . Henry Poole was slam april 3 on a Lone country Road near Here. Poole was stationed at Bryan air Force base his testimony followed that of three other defense witnesses that the negro Soldier was in Dallas at the time of the a Tai shooting. The court recessed briefly late this morning As the prosecution prep cd to Cross examine Washington. Washington being tried on a charge of murder in the death of the Spartanburg Quot. C., airman said he went to a on saturday april 2, picked up his Fiancee miss Jessie Fay Payne and drove to fort Worth. The couple then drove to Dallas where they were saturday night and sunday Washington said. Miss Payne a testimony yesterday was similar. Horace Dill Worth a neighbor of Wash tones brother in Dallas where the defendant says he spent the night said he saw Washington and a woman the night of a that Given by two wait esses who saw mrs. Ruby c. Mcpherson with an airman in a Dickinson restaurant last wednesday night. They said the arrested airman a last name matches that Given by the two waitresses. Investigators believe mrs. Mcpherson her 12-year old son and her Mother were shot to death at their Home wednesday night. Sheriff Tom Gray of Jeff Davis county said late this morning he had picked up a j Man in Tho rugged Davis mountains of far West Texas who fitted the description of the i missing airman. Gray said the Man was hitchhiking on state j Highway 17 Southwest of Pecos. No charges had been filed. Purvis also disclosed that the murder weapon was a .22 Rifle not a .25 Caliper pistol As authorities had thought earlier. The developments today followed the announcement last night that robbery probably was j the motive in the fatal shooting of mrs. Ruby c. Mcpherson her 12 year old son and her Mother. Officers still have been unable to find a robust Hitchhiker with whom mrs. Mcpherson wife of an Oil drilling firm official was seen on wednesday night. John m. Mcpherson sr., the husband last night told police that his wife a wedding and engagement rings and about $40 she was known to have had a few hours before she was shot were All missing. The bodies of mrs on other subjects Dulles told a news conference 1. The shooting Down of an american patrol bomber by soviet fighters Over the Bering sea last week seems to have been a a trigger Happy incident a not something which a represents a considered policy on the part of the soviet 2. Dulles told Molotov at san Francisco that Russia should pay the full Cost of the loss of the plane and reparations for injuries to 7 of the la crewmen. But Dulles does not yet know what the total Bill will be nor How the claim will be pressed. 3. The United states and Russia appear to be deadlocked Over Russia s idea of holding a far East conference to include red China As a participant after the Geneva meeting. The United states feels nationalist China should be present and Russia disagrees. 4. Dulles does not Rule out the possibility of direct talks j Between the United states and i red Cha on some matters. J 5. The United states would j give very sympathetic consideration to a visit to the United states by marshal Tito president of communist Yugoslavia currently being wooed by Moscow after breaking with the Kremlin in 1948. 6. Dulles thinks it possible disarmament discussions at the Summit conference May Lead ultimately to reducing and balancing armaments Between the Atlantic allies and the soviet i bloc. 7. Dulles sees nothing to be gained by piling up Nona Gres i Sion guarantees on top of each other. He thus discounted reports of . Interest in working out some european Security system aimed solely at producing new promises not to attack. 8. If genuinely free elections could be arranged in Viet Nam Dulles believes the Indochina country can be unified under a non communist government. But he indicated neither the United states nor South Viet Nam would accept elections not considered to be free. 9. The state and Justice departments have been consulting on whether to contest a court decision that a citizen has a right to a passport unless it is denied him by judicial processes. In reply to questions Dulles said the government has not decided yet whether to stick to its demand that Russia pay the full Cost of the plane and provide reparations for seven crewmen who were wounded or injured in the crash Landing in talking to reporters Dulles stressed the plane crash occurred at least 25 Miles from soviet territory and Well beyond the 12-mile limit Russia claims As its air space. The plane was on a routine flight made twice weekly from Kodiak air base North of look for vessels in distress and see Dulles Page to Al sc0 up i i a a in new school location a this map show where the new proposed Junior High school building will be located on the West Side. The slanted lines around the 17-acre proposed site represent a 60-foot wide Street and an outlet of the same Width from Beck Street. City commission voted to spend 132,500 tor the Purchase of the property which includes right of Way tor the streets and curb and gutters on one Side. That so if loses fight West Side site or d for school by Hugh Cunningham i of land fronting Palasota drive Eagle staff writer i near Beck Street from the land for a proposed new Brogdon family for $32,500. Junior High school building has Purchase Price includes four been ordered purchased in the Vicinity of Ben Milam school on the West Side As commissioner Roland Dansby lost his one Man Campaign against the Board of education and City commission. The commission during a joint session monday afternoon with the education Board voted 3 to i to Purchase 17 acres additional Street right of Way acres and approximately $5,000 Worth of curb and guttering. Commission action followed unanimous action by the six of seven members of the school Board present in re submitting the request to the City governing body. Commissioner j. Ben Daniel did not vote and school i s pay hike signal 350 affected Here president Eisenhower today signed the j Ota property inaccessible 3,262 Federal employees 7va per cent or no Holt boy Hirt in gym fall Thomas Holt 12-year old son of or. And mrs. O. Holt of College station was taken to Houston shortly after noon today with a head and possible spinal injury received when he fell approximately 12-feet at g. Rillie White coliseum this morning. Texann Esten a Secretary at the coliseum said Young Holt and two other boys were playing in the coliseum and that she heard someone cry for help. She said she rushed out to the j gym and found that Holt had fallen Over the railing to the gym floor about 12 or 15 feet j below and was in a Pool oxblood. Miss Esten called an Ambu-1 Lance w hich took the youngster Washington Bill raising the pay of 1.073 an average of about $325 a year. The raise will mean an addition to the payroll of approximately $8,125 per month for an estimated 350 workers in Brazos county most of them employed at Bryan air Force base and at the state office of the agriculture stabilization corporation enactment of the measure completes a round of u. S. Pay increases voted a1 this session totalling about in billion dollars. Board member Coulter Hoppes was not present. Mayor Harry Dishman joined commissioner Mike Barron and b. F. Vance in order to have a majority vote. The action had been delayed from a regular meeting of the commission Friday night when mayor Dishman joined with Dansby and Daniel to table a Vance Barron motion to Purchase the land at that time. Again monday it was Dansby who questioned the location of a new school on the West Side in preference to a South Side location. Finally he relented by stating a to go with you too percent if you d come nto the Center of the West Side where you re trying to serve but this place the Beck Pala Dishman Daniel and George Adams of the Board of education agreed with Dansby Slat ter attitude but went along i with the finally accepted site after being told that was the closest property to the Center of the area that could be found. The Bill signed today covers 983,057 classified civil service darned also objected to the site employees throughout the nation and 90,205 others in various gov As being a prohibitive in eminent agencies with separate pay systems. Dishman suggested delaying the increase which will ast about 328 million dollars a year action for a week but Vance is retroactive to March i. This Means the employees will get Lump and Barron insisted on a Pur sum payments totalling about 110 million As soon As they can be Chase motion after the Board of arranged. Education passed its re sub the annual payroll for the workers covered by the Bill now Mission motion presented by is about $4,350,000 too a year. The last general pay raise for these r. I. Bernath. A substituted workers was in 1951. 6 motion by Dansby calling on the increases will run from about $190 a year to $1,005 for the Sites committee to re open the civil service employees. Two in Texas 4 Are killed in violent weather Ril 3 in Dallas. A Dallas tavern operator. Dallas Roberts said son 44, her son George 12, the defendant his brother and and her Mother mrs. Zola nor two women were in his tavern Man 71, were found saturday on both april 2 and 3. Right in their Home near this Washington also testified tha it Galveston county town on the a .45 Caliper pistol found in is j Busy Houston Galveston Gulf car must have been left there by someone else. The pistol has been identified As the one that fired the fatal Bullet. See Waco Page to freeway. Her 1953 Ford automobile also was missing. Meanwhile a Reward fund for capture of the big Blond air Sec murder Page to to St. Joseph Hospital for emergency treatment but there he was ordered taken to Houston. The attending physician said my Pher-1 he was unable to learn any details of the Accident because the boy was unable to talk. The office of Public information at the College said the Voute was hurrying Down a ramp with several other boys apparently lost his footing and fell from the Balcony onto the basketball floor. Or. Holt is with the agricultural education department at the College. By the associated press violent and deadly thunderstorms lashed the Texas pan handle Plains country gain monday night with renewed viciousness leaving at least two persons dead. The thunderstorm activity continued tuesday at Childress and Amarillo but no injures or damage were reported. Lubbock reported lightning and occasional Light rain. The Texas thunderstorms were part of a violent pattern of weather that struck in parts of the mid continent and in the South and East. Carlsbad n. M., was raked by a destructive Wrd Hail and rain storm with gusts of wind that reached 80 Miles per hour Telephone and Power line were knocked out and the see weather Page to eat la e la Bryan College station area a the highest recording of monday was 95 degrees with a Low of 74 during the night. East and South Central Texas a partly Cloudy and done its study failed to get a second. When voting time came the mayor was forced to cast his ballot. During discussion. Board president r. V Armstrong told members of the commission that the Board would be glad to invest Iata any site recommended by any of the members but no recommendation came Forth. In explaining Why the West Side location was chosen. Superintendent w. R. Carmichael exhibited figures showing 1,-021 attending West Side school a Bowie Milam and san Jacinto and 1,193 attending Travis and Crockett on the East Side. He stated that 325 of those in West Side schools were transported in from outside the school District and about 80 to East Side schools. He stated that the idea of constructing one targe Junior High school and turning Lamar into elementary use was aban because a we farm this afternoon tonight and wednesday. Moderate southerly winds on the coast find a goo Central a i done to expect any perfect see school Page to

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