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Corpus Christi Times (Newspaper) - September 7, 1953, Corpus Christi, Texas Complete local news volume 56 Corpus Christ Texas monday september 7 1953 by the caller times publishing Chi forty four pages five cents fringe of Hurricane buffets new England the moment they waited 27 months for unidentified relatives Register varying expressions As they restrain mrs j p love from Rushing onto the air strip at Atlanta a municipal Airport to Greet her Chicago sept 7 least 14 persons died when fire destroyed a tenement House in the negro District of Chicago South sick Cary today seven of Tho bodies recovered were those of children Deputy Coroner Norman Gibbons Eald a search was being made for other bodies although it was believed that All but i residents of the four Story building were accounted for by friends most of the bodies recovered were badly burned Only two were identified of Solomon Fisher 39 a millwright and mrs Queen Annie Mckonl gift 3s a widow two buildings on either Side of the four Story Structure also were hit by the lire but not As severely fire officials said they expected to find More bodies under it Chris the taller building at 3616 s state Street housed an estimated 75 persons and possibly More police snid the residents of the other two buildings a two Story Struc Ture at 3ch and a lir Testory build ing it soils s state totalled 75 additional persons populated by be grass forty pieces of firefighting equipment fought the extra alarm Blaze which reportedly started in Tho rear of a business establish ment at s stale the neigh Bat Hood is heavily populated by negroes damage to the buildings was estimated at to fire mar Shal John j Haberkon thousands of a Miosis were attracted to the lire the victims were burned beyond recognition most of them police said had lived on the third and fourth floors of Tho building at s616 s state May be More Relios Deputy Coroner William Martin Saivii there May to several addition Al bodies in the ruins since the building was subdivided into num Erous smaller apartments and the Flimsy Interior Walls have col lapsed several Persona were injured in leaps from upper Story windows firemen said Frnnk a Phillips 31 a bar tender in n Taxera on Tho first floor of the building said he first saw the Blaie shortly before 2 n m when a woman ran from the building into the Street excl Nam in lord my Sis kids War prisoner son pvt Crawford h love mrs love burst into screams and sofas As she saw her son and dashed into his outstretched arms love who lives in Easom Hill a spent 27 months in a red pow Camp a fears mount for missing gis As pow Exchange ends by Sam Summerlin Seoul freed on the final Day of operation big switch boarded a troop ship for Home today while fears mounted that the communists had not sent Back All americans who wanted to return the if n command prepared to hand the communists a list of missing capt Harold Fischer of Swea City Iowa bagged 10 migs Fischer a Sabre Jet Pilot shot Down 10 migs before failing to re turn from a Mission Over North Korea april 7 1953 two Days later Pei Ping radio said Fischer had been captured yet the big korean War prisoner Exchange ended sunday and Fis Cher was not among the last 111 americans freed for three years Allied intelligence officers have compiled a list men believed to have been captured operation big switch returned 3597 americans operation Little switch in april returned 149 some americans died in Camp the list minus the names of Al those men will be handed the communists shortly with the demand that they produce or account Foi the missing men the last group of returned americans added a bitter finale to a month of stories of brutality in red stockade these were fliers who under relentless physical and Menal Tor Tures signed false confessions that they waged germ warfare they snick they did so under a Strain that buckled human endur Ance some held out for months but the reds continued their Tor Tures even after the armistice a Kansas Pilot captured 13 months ago said the reds were still after confessions As late As Early a few hours be fore they handed Back the last of the prisoners they said wanted to return the Pilot it Richard g Voss of Osborne Kan said he finally confessed when the reds let maggots crawl Over his open wounds and into his car another airman Marine col Frank Schwable put it you either confessed or died Schwable and other american pos boarded the transport Gen p l Howze at Inchon on Korea West coast for the two week trip across the Pacific about 300 freed americans will be aboard Tho ship when it leaves Early tuesday for san Francisco some 700 repatriated american prisoners will arrive in san fran Cisco this week the transport Gen Pope is due wednesday and the Marine Phoe Nix thursday or Friday saturday 367 disembarked from the Navy transport Marine adder see pos Page 12 few take to outdoors for labor Day Holiday boat races on Laguna m a d r e the 40piece band will be made value Day is tomorrow the monthly value Day will be held tomorrow Thomas Guthrie of Tho chamber of Commerce merchants commit tee has announced value Day is normally held on the first monday of each month but since today is a Holiday it was postponed until tomorrow Many local merchants will keep their stores open late to accommodate shoppers the Day of special bargains will begin at regular store opening hours tomorrow a wide variety of Merchan Dise is included in value Day bargains confirms kill repatriate declared b 38th Ace of the War Seoul sept 7 air Foric said today that maj Stephen i Bellinger Denver was do reared the 3sii Jet Ace of the korean War Only a few hours after he was released no Sis yesterday Boule scr Hud by the comm destroyed four red Mio Jcu before to Fol cd to return from a fighter bomber escort Mission july 20 just a week before the armistice his Wingman it Thomas h Mcquail Dulu i Minn reported but tinker scored a Mig kill on that Manlon Tommo to confirm kill however nth air Force policy docs not allow confirmation of a claim when it is Bonglo individual recorded by a Hotton Jjck was questioned by intelligence officers yesterday and his claim was allowed Rotten get lao had been credited with Ono Mio probably destroyed fetid one damaged describing Tho final in Counslor Bellinger sold i saw a group of 12 or More migs moving in out fighter bombers i made a diving turn into them and Rukhil the right Side of Ono Mig he burst into flame wobbled and plunged to the ground i pulled up and fired a couple More and think i got hits on one just then a burst of antiaircraft fire got me and i had to bail out pleased of butt Longcr was attached to Thath fighter interceptor Wing bet linger sold i am very pleased of course i hoped during my imprisonment to return and Mako the claim but the Fine treatment Ive received from the processing personnel Anil my friends in the Wiuff almost overshadowed my Pride in be coming an Ace Bellinger was notified the claim was confirmed at an Ace Cere Mony by ool Thomas Dean Nelte him Angton Park in Elf commander of Tho 4th ulnar in the presence of a group of fellow pilots this afternoon and a band concert on the Peoples Thead tonight were expected to draw labor Day crowds to the Only locally scheduled events marking the holi Day stores offices and Public build Ings were closed today downtown streets were deserted and not Many holidaymakers were seen in the morning at beaches and Parks fishermen out Early fishing parties began crossing Laguna Madre causeway to padre Island about 4 am and by noon approximately 600 cars had checked through the toll Gate Many of these were headed for the outboard races on the Lagoon racing in the Jaycee Marathon Down Laguna Madre began at 11 Oclock with six events scheduled trophies Are to be awarded late this afternoon by county judge John Young and Lewis Boggus or Admiral of the Texas out Board Navy approximately 10000 persons Are estimated to have sent part of the labor Day Holiday on padre and Mustang islands Tho port Arkansas causeway and ferry Hac counted 2220 cars for the three Days up to noon 1206 cars Satur Day and 2005 yesterday passed Over the padre Island causeway neither count approaches a rec Ord for the islands however few seen it Park crowds were conspicuous by their absence at Mathia state Park on Lake Corpus Chr late today too j c Henderson Park manager said there was a fair crowd yesterday and saturday mostly Fishers but few picnickers he said Mathis Park is often crowded to capacity on weekends and holidays the band concert at 7 Oclock tonight on the Peoples Thead will end a summer series of six sponsored by City recreation depart ment and Corpus Christl musicians association bus wreck hurts 18 Chester n y sept 7 a a chartered bus crashed into a tree Oft route 17 just outside of Chester Early today injuring the Driver and 17 Young passengers police said 32 passengers were not Hurt up of 23 professional musicians and 17 students from county High schools and will be directed by Harold Luhman music education director for Robstown Public schools the concert is free and will last about one hour the program in eludes marches overtures Anc other numbers by the band Anc solos and Novelty numbers p Witt City Park and recreation director will give a intermission Short talk at Auto train seven women Tampa Fla sept 7 seven women going to n family reunion were killed today when the Auto in which they were rid ing collided with a Seaboard air line Railroad train at a crossing near Salafia 30 Miles Southeast o Tampa six of the women died almost immediately the seventh miss Pearla Mae Lastinger 19 Lithia was thrown Clear but died in a Hospital an hour and a half after the Accident the other dead were identified As miss Joyce Lastinger 34 Lilly a mrs Leila Hunter 63 Durant mrs Glenn Taylor 48 Durant miss Katie and miss Matle Tay Lor twin Sisters 18yearsold Durant and Linda Taylor Durant Engineer j f Gleason of Tampa was quoted As saying he blew his whistle when he saw the car approaching the tracks and the automobile stopped with Ita front bumper Over Tho rails he blew again and the car moved Forward investigators said the engine hit Tho car in the Middle on the Drivers Side and carried it a Quarter of a mile there was no indication who was driving and no estimate of the trains Speed was immediately available the women were going to a Las Inger family reunion on the uth n Bloomingdale Road several Milet from the scene of the fatal crash other highlights Weijek state committee wednesday will con Sider cutting some counties off Page 10 reds May try to wlm on do stigma ment and atomic control Page feb red torture american airmen tortured to get Jerm War confessions Page by also women Newa Pago Ioc comics 8c editorials 2c sports Pago id and theatres by West germans give Adenauer landslide win by Don drank Bonn Germany Ger Many launched americas ally Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and is pro Western government Par ties on a new fou year term of of fice today in a landslide election Triumph defying soviet threats More iian 27 million German voters also threw All the communists out of their parliaments lower House crushed a feared nazi comeback and turned thumbs Down on socialist pleas for German neutrality in the East West struggle rearmament approved in Europe most important elec Tion since world War ii the West germans gave an overwhelming endorsement in yesterdays voting to Adenauer american backed program for rearming West Many in Alliance with the West Ern Powers against the soviet menace the grim visage old German statesman Christian Democrat party won 244 of Tho 4s7 seats in the bundestag lower that was a majority of one for the party the first single German faction to win a Clear parliamentary majority since before world War i with the 48 seats captured by his allies the free democrats Ade Nauer held a commanding margin of 97 seats trailing far behind were the opposition socialists with 150 seats Adenauer also could count nominally on the support of the 15 seats won by the German party third member of his govern ment coalition since 1919 doubts were expressed however that he would include Thia faction in his new government the election outcome was a catastrophe for Tho Kremlin and a Triumph for the United states u s Secretary of state Dulles had Given Adenauer his open endorse ment soviet Premier Georgi Mal Venkov had tried to scare the Ger mans away from the Iron willed 77 year old Chancellor with threats of riots and warnings that soviet Ccu pied East Germany could never be come reattached to a West Ger Many reared on americas Side official returns Complete official returns from the 242 West German voting districts showed 28468054 of the 33 039978 eligible voters cast ballots that was 862 per cent participation As compared with 7s5 per cent in 1949 of the votes 27541049 were valid the Christian democrats 244 seats compared with 141 in the 1949 elections they won 12440799 votes to in 1949 this was 452 per cent of the total in 1949 they had 31 per cent the socialists won 150 seats wih 7939774 votes or 28s per cent compared with 135 seats 6934975 votes and 292 per cent in 1949 the communists tallied 607413 votes compared with 1361708 in 1949 with Only 22 per cent of the total they won no seats officials had said there would be Only 484 seats in the new pall Soe German Fage ii storm grounds ship 13 of Crew rescued Provincetown mass sept 7 a thirteen crewmen were rescued by breeches buoy today by the coast guard from the freighter is Eugenia which was slammed around in boiling surf by Hurricane Carol As it skirted new England coast All the rescued were reported in Good condition the coast guard said the ship seemed in no danger Al though surf was heavy it was not breaking Over the Craft the coast guard said the Crew was made up of 35 or 40 East indians and language barriers were making it difficult for the men to understand so we can save their necks the ship is 75 Yards off Shore with Hurricane fringe winds of 35 to 40 Miles an hour and heavy surf making Rescue by boat impossible the coast guard said it is of panamanian registry charges gop giving away tidelands Power interests Detroit sept 7 Mer president Harry s Truman told a labor Day audience there Are plenty of signs of a return to the old philosophy that the object of government is to help big Busi Ness Truman who frequently has taken the position since he left the White House that he wanted to be charitable toward the new and mini stration while it is getting its feet on the ground said he didst think the people voted last fail for a change in the social and economic principles that have made us so Strong and Prosper Ous but that is the kind of change forecast for Corpus Christ and Vicinity Clear and Cool again to night tuesday sunny with warm afternoon temperatures Low for tonight 6568 High for tomorrow ss92 sailing weather Light variable mostly Northeast winds tonight tuesday Easterly winds 12 to is Miles an hour highest temperature yesterday and lowest this morning Cliff maus Airport ss66 caller times station ss6s a m tomorrow m today Moon Sas tins morning 78 Sunrise Sunset p Rise a m tomorrow moan set p m today Gawf of Mexico tides High a m tomorrow Low 9 h p m today rainfall deficiency for 1953 81 of in Inch for additional weather data see Page 12 police halt woman crime wave Safe stolen at Biels we Are getting he said in a pre pared address at a rally of Michi Gan Cio and Al groups in Cadillac Square policies singled out he singled out the administrations policies on interest rates labor Public housing Power and the governments efforts to bal Ance the budget by cutting nation Al defense appropriations we have to put first things first he said the Security and safety of this nation come ahead of everything else As far As i am concerned i dont see How anyone can take chances with National defense at this time in the worlds history he added a firs class air Force and an air raid defense system would Fie Worth quite a lot to us now even if it unbalanced the budget for a while and deferred a tax Cut for some years to come saying he was a great believer in balanced budgets the former president said he kept the govern ment budget balanced until an emergency came along that was a lot More important than All t balanced budgets in the world on labors own front he said its leaders have the responsibility of holding the gains that labor has them against a spirit of reaction that is using the anon 6sts election results of last fall to set water temperature at port m the in again greater responsibility Bur he also told them they had a greater responsibility that of acting not just As the represent Seo Triniman paso state ups Cash Austin sept 7 the the arrest o two men for armed robbery and felony theft alter a wild Bullet punctuated Chase across Corpus Chrisus Southwest Side last night highlighted a flurry of crime activity on the eve of the labor Day Holiday tha robbery was one of two staffed last night otherwise the theft of a Safe from bless Gro Cery 2101 Morgan and Tho arrest of six persons on charges of Vio lating state liquor Laws marked police reports today Safe carted away an undetermined am o u n t of Cash probably representing Satur Day receipts was reported taken from the Blel grocery at eighteenth and Morgan Tho Money was contained in a Small Safe which was yanked from its Concrete base Over Tho weekend Tho loss was discovered this morn ing City patrolmen Riddle Kelton and w h Mcnellis joined by Deputy sheriff John Anderson ran Down the two men identified Asho armed robbers who held up the Crockett Oil co Galateria at eighteenth and South Staples last night while the pair Ages 21 and 2s Vero plotting the robbery last night City detective Matt pc Lac Fri to was searching Tho City for hem in connection with the sat i Day night theft of jh1 and a 45 calibre pistol from a Houston Nick Driver Tho younger of the two a probationer was identified by Ocllo Grano As Ona of 100 youths picked in for questioning during the Long Earch for Tho Lone Bandit who Iii tip several a Saterian and liquor stores Here this Spring Burn r Mansfield 17 has been charged with that group of robberies woman held up patrolmen Kelton and Mcnellis took up Pursuit of the pair last night after the police radio Dis patched a citywide pickup for a stolen 1951 Chevrolet in which two men fled after holding up the Wom an attendant at the Galateria More than was taken by the robbers the policemen chased the car state Board of increased the education per Pupil today allot Seo a Kame Pago 1 transaction ment to schools from s6s to for the school year 195253 the increase was made on the basis of a comptrollers report showing net Cash balance of 96613i in the available school fund As of aug 25 the Money can be applied by schools receiving it on debts run up during the past 195253 school year or for any other Legal Pur pose in some cases Board of education authorities said it would amount to a Bonus in others it would amount to a bookkeeping storm Heads a a t out to sea Boston sept 7 drownings and numerous boating accidents were in new England attributed Hurricane Carol As the seasons third big blow skirted 50 Miles East of resort Island Nan Tucket today and headed out to sea toward the Bay of Fundy the Hurricane that churned the coasts of new Jersey and Long Island with heavy seas is expected to bring Little More than fresh Gusty winds today to most of new England dense fog and heavy seas attributed to the seasons third Hurricane approach caused numerous boating accidents in new England Waters four persons drowned and 40 or More were rescued by coast guard As Small Craft swamped or capsized a 78foot fishing vessel was wrecked when it ran aground n fog off Gloucester Harbor Island battened Down fringe winds of 50 Miles an hour swirled Over Nantucket police anticipated no trouble As the Island Vas Well battened Down after and France warnings of the storm the storm passed new Jersey and Long Island at distances rang no from about 100 to 200 Miles out at sea two Cabin cruisers in new eng and Waters with a total of at least 3 persons aboard were sought through the night by radar equipped coast guard vessels the guard said it was possible the ves Sels anchored last night to await the lifting of the fog one of the two cruisers was the 36foot Mary Louise owned by Jack donnet 52 wealthy Rock port mass fish processor the Craft left Rockport yesterday with 15 aboard crewmen rescued a 78foot fishing vessel out Gloucester went aground at doa lovers neck and was reported a total loss the six crewmen were reported rescued by a party from Gloucester Lifeboat station earlier storms this year hit far ther South Hurricane Barbara last month spent most of its Force along the Carolina and mid Atlan tic coasts Hurricane Alice brought heavy wind and Rains to Cuba this Spring but weakened after crossing the Gulf of Mexico nieces River rising no threat seen rising water in the nieces River Valley highlighted weather conditions in this area today As the Weatherman forecast additional Cool weather and Clear skies for night with warm afternoon temperatures tomorrow no serious great is seen in the nieces River Rise three Rivers mayor j k Mont Gomery said the Frio River appeared to have dropped about a oot there Montgomery said he did not in Spect the nieces River but that he drop on the Frio would mean a drop on the nieces also the flood threat to three Rivers appeared Over Montgomery said net result of the High water there Vas flooding of Low ground tha mayor said almost two feet of water was see River Page 12 very violent quake recorded Trieste free territory sept api geophysics Observatory today recorded a very earthquake presumably if Northern Iran the Observatory not nimets indicated that the Jakes Center was about 1700 Miles Southeast of Trieste violence takes lives of 396 in u s including 15 texans by Tho associated press at least 396 persons have died violently in the United states As the 78hour labor Day weekend moved into Ita final Day today Texas accounted for 15 fatalities 11 of them in traffic accidents and four from other causes the Texas death toll apparently would fall far below the so traffic fatalities predicted by the department of Public safety for the Holiday week end Corpus Christiana killed two women and a baby were killed saturday night when two cars collided eight Miles South of Elgin in Central Texas tha dead were mrs Sam Shafer of Bastrop mrs Arthur Bush Corpus Christl and mrs Bush 7monthold son Timothy Kelly to Caples is died n Austin sunday of injuries received when his motor Scooter and a car collided saturday or mrs Dale Riley and his father Albert Riley of Corpus Christi Kilisz when the Oil Field boat from which they were fishing exploded and Sank in Corpus Christl Bay saturday afternoon two Greenville girls Barbara sue Erwin 18 and Nona Jim Jones is were killed in a two car collision near Royce City sat urday night mrs Christine York 20yearold expectant Mother drowned at hous ton Friday night after Tho car in which she and her husband were Riding crashed through a retaining Wall and plunged into Buffalo a you Billie Keith Griffin 19 of Texas City was killed Friday night when his car and truck collided near Centerville in Iho first traffic fatality at Tyler since last october Hughle Porter of Rice Texas was killed saturday in a car truck collision j e Cooperjr 10 died Early saturday of a gunshot wound inflicted at his Home in Waxahachie Justice of Tho peace j e to Whorter conducted in inquest killed crossing Highway a 12yearold girl Judy Beth Patillo 12 was killed saturday when she walked across a Highway near san Antonio to see if there was any mail in the family Rural Box mrs Frank Lookingbill 41 of Hereford was killed Early Satur Day when her car struck a Culvert 30 Miles West of Amarillo Tho National safety Council had estimated before Tho Holiday be Ian that 440 persons would die in traffic mishaps during tha 78 hours Between a p m Friday local Seo violence rage 13

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