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Corsicana Daily Sun (Newspaper) - April 21, 1959, Corsicana, Texas THE WEATHER LOCAL cloudy and cold through Wednesday with low tonight near Thermometer Readings 8 9 10 11 j 12 1 2 49 51 53 55 57 60 63 Complete Weather Report Market tlHameof the DailySunand SemiWeekly Moinin I irfht jj LEASED WIRES OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UN ITED PRESS INTERNATIONALAP TELEMATS 272 APRIL PAGES IT so people will despite 3 inches of snow which fell in Tom Wilkerson pritns the name of the season in the white stuff on top of her AP Wirephoto Trusties Seize Hostages SAN April 21 San Quentin prison trusties fled to a nearby fishing pier today and seized a man and woman hostage at knifepoint in a desperate bid to obtain a speedboat and escape across San Francisco The man was released to act as a messenger between the convicts and the dozens of pris on guards and police who waited in a tense impasse 100 feet Dont come any closer or well slit her one of the convicts yelled at Associate Warden Ach uff of San Quentin said it was first reported that only the woman was grabbed by the fleeing About two hours later Achuff said a man also had been seized and he was acting as an Intermediary shutting back and forth between the two The drama was taking place on the Marin County Rod and north of the San Quentin is about 12 miles north of San Francisco on the west side of San Francisco The two both trus ties working outside the prison fled on foot about a mile and a half to the Marin County Rod and Gun Club at about A gun club member said the convicts pulled a knife on the woman as she was fishing off the Tell the Coast Guard to stay away from the pier or we will kill the woman if anyone comes one The Coast Guard sent a patrol boat and helicopter to the The convicts yelled to the pris on guards facing them to get them a boat so they could flee across San Francisco Wayne Brooks a San bar owner who was on the pier at the time of the es said I saw these two See Page 7 Deny Clemency ToStarkweather April UPI The Nebraska pardon board today refused to com mute the death sentence of mass slayer Charles Starkweather and set his new execution date for May The two men with whom the decision rested made their de cision after hearing 20 minutes of testimony y the redhairec mass slayer who has admittec 11 SAN JACINTQ April 21 Iff Ships from nations saluted Texas today as the state began its observ ance of the 123rd anniversary of he battle in which Texas won ts freedom from Price Daniel and his larty were saluted by 31 ships lying flags of the United he Swe Japan and Nor The governor received 11 Nations Salute Texas On Birthday Committees Set By Farm Approve Show Highlighting the agriculture committee of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce was the approval of sponsoring another Navarro County Youth Exposi The meeting was held Mon day at 4 There were 14 A financial statement of the previous youth exposition was The report showed receipts of Disburse ments were listed at This leaves a balance of It was also brought out at the meeting that all the bills of the exposition were The headed by Lin War agreed to mail personal thank you notes to the 103 busi nessmen who contributed the money for the The committee had hoped to raise for the Various other committees were appointed by the agriculture committee A livestock grading clinic will be headed by Bob Wright with Jim Cum Jesse Louis Wol ens and Tucker as help The farmcity relations com chair man Osie Drew Earl Bob and Claude See FARM PANEL Page 7 lutes as he left Port Houston for 25mile boat trip down the Houston Ship Channel to the San Jacinto Battleground State site of the April In honor of San Jacinto the domestic and foreign mer chant ships were dressed in with their nationa ensigns fluttering in a strong breeze that accompanied threat ening Several hours later some 200 power vaohts and utility craft had begun gathering in the San Jacinto River that empties into the ship channel just above the At mid morn ing the vessels formed the re activated Texas Navy passed in review as Daniel stood on the deck of the battleship Texas now a permanent shrine at the After the Robin a retired admiral who aid ed in bringing the Texas to the was presented a gold medal by the Texas Herit age Paul Wake president of the Founda See Page 7 9 Car Licenses Show Increase Sale of 1959 license plates In Navarro county in February and March totaled and shows an increase of approximately 800 over the sale for the same period last according to the county tax Tabulations by Ethel Still tax and Jewel show the following breakdown 144 farm three 426 house trailers three city two motor cycles and 58 farm one and Fee collections totaled of which went to the state to the county road and bridge fund and to the county sal ary Benson Wants Farm Funds Cut April 21 Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson Monday urg ed Congress to carry out pro posed cuts in spending on con nervation and other farm pro grams in the budget for the fis cal year beginning July The agriculture secretary told a Senate appropriations subcom mittee that cuts were necessary because the defense budget takes such a large cut of the govern ments There were how that the subcommittee would take a dim view of some of Bensons Chairman Richard Russell noted that Benson has suggested cuts in conservation subsidies and school lunch spend ing several times before and the Congress has generally not followed such Benson testified he wants only for the agricultural conservation payment ACP program in the 1960 crop year compared with auth oiized for His budget also includes cutbacks in spending on school lunch aid and watershed Benson said the cuts were made because with defense spending so the govern must trim nondefense items to the most urgent Milton Young one of Bensons leading con gressional urged the sec retary to let the public know clearly that not all of the gov ernments farm budget goes to Benson said he had assembled a table showing that 000 of the proposed 000 agriculture department bud get for the next fiscal year would go to programs which are not primarily for the benefit of The public is badly confus Young The amount of help that farmers get from the government is not half what people he April 21 National Farmers Union charged that Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson sat on Americas farm sur pluses while they could have been put to good use strength ening the free We cannot understand the shortsighted failure of the ad ministration to make construc tive use of our stockpile of food and fiber in areas of the farm group late yesterday tolc the House Foreign Affairs Com April 21 Farm Credit Ad ministration FCA has asked Congress to remove existing ceil ings on interest for Federa Land Bank Bonds and FCA Governor Toote told the Senate Agriculture Com mittee his agency feared tha its money sources might dry up without removal of a 5 per cen interest rate limit on its bonds This will not result in farm ers having to pay higher inter est rates on their mortgage loans from the he test April 21 Merwin Goad D Iowa is preparing a new farm bill aimed at taking 35 per cen of every farm out of production Under Goads 10 per cen of each farmers crop acreage would go into conservation crops with no government payments Another 25 per cent would go into the same with pay ment to the farmer from gov ernment surplus See Page 7 Senate Quickly Confirms 1 ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Texas Tax Bill Income Wl 2 SECTIONS DROPPED BY HEAVY VOTE t Senate Debates Standards For Imported Milk April lections of committeeapprov d 300 million dollar tax pro losal were slashed from the bill oday by top heavy odds in the More than twothirds of the House agreed to eliminate two suggested new income provis One would take from boat owners and other gasoline purchasers who do not use the state high A section revising present state ax laws for coin operated ma hines was defeated A section that would take away 14 of the motor fuel tax now made to nonhlgh vay users went down Grainger Mcllhaney of Wheeler was successful in his arguments that farmers and others should continue to get the motor fuel Its like taxing hay and said John Huebner of Bay Both the House and Senate recessed until 2 The Senate voted 246 to de bate a bill by Grady Hazle wood of Amarillo requiring that milk imported into Texas to meet the same standards as Texas produced Hazlewood said milk was pro duced in Minnesota and Iowa undercon ditions that would not be accep See Page 7 Turbulence In State Causes Damage By The Associated Press Texas turbulent weather re ceived blame for five deaths during the while hail swept into Gillcspie County rid dling peach trees and breaking Four persons died in traffic accidents blamed on the weath er near Another man died at Grand near Worth and Dallas when lightn ing struck The storms passed through the state and peppered the Gulf coast and Lower Rio Grande Valley The president of the Gillespie County Fruit Growers Simon estimated loss of fruit around Fredericksburg at from He said peach trees throughout the county suf fered The hail knocked out some windows and smashed house sid ing in Gillespie County One section of 87 received between four and five inches of High winds interrupted electric Warning flags remained up over all North Central Texas lakes as windy weather blanketed the state for the fourth straight Light snow was forecast for the where a few flakes fell until after midnight The 5 temperature re ports from the Weather Bureau ranged from 33 degrees at Dal hart to 73 at El Paso was the only point re See Page 7 It can be A traffic safe y group here can have public if you are not That was the word here Mon day from Herbert manager of the Greater Waco Safety who spoke to members of the Navarro bounty Traffic Safety commis Inbllc Support Lanier made it plain through at his talk in the Civic Room of the First Nation al Bank that a traf fic safety organization is a public cooperating Macmillan Backs ikes Arms Plan PUBLIC SUPPORT VITAL TO GET TRAFFIC SAFETY McGary Files Office Misses Meeting Lester newly elected Corsicana city commis was unable to be pres ent at the first meeting of the new city commission Tuesday due to a longstanding engage The official took the oath of office as city commissioner Mon end the new commissioner issued the following statement Tuesday morning I wish to announce to the cit izens of Corsicana that I yester day took the oath of office of city It was with great humility that I entered in to as city commissioner and as I said before I was elect I am going to strive with all enthusiastic ability and means that God has given to make you a good city It is going to be my purpose to not look back but to look for ward and to exert my every ef fort toward making Corsicana a better place in which you and I may live and rear our chil I have taken my oath of office and filed it with the city secretary because I have had a longstanding obligation which might prevent attendance upon the todays meeting of the city I wish to congratulate the Honorable Tom and See Page 7 Court Rejects Washburn Plea April 21 Supreme Court has turn ed down an appeal of a 99year prison sentence received by Harry Washburn upon con viction for the 1955 carbomb slaying of Helen Harris Weaver in San The court refused to upset a 21 Texas Court of Criminal Ap peals ruling made last June 25 upholding the conviction in a Dallas County District The Washington appeal had been on grounds that Judge a member of the Court of Criminal was related to Wash burns attorneys contended Woodleys wife is a first cousin to the wife of a brother of the late The Texas court acknowledged that such was true hut held that th3 degree of relationship was not sufficient to require Woodley to disqualify himself and coordinating group not a He also made it through 20 years of work in traffic safe ty that these hree things are almost in dispensable to a successful group a probably parttime a budget and the co operation of the newspapers and radio Lanier traced the formation of the Waco which is now in its third year of and which has helped to reduce he traffic fatalities and the ac ident rate In that This thing was he told them of the Waco because he people wanted it Personal Angle But it Is a funny he went People are FOR traf fic enforcement until It affects them See Page 7 Charged Tito Relays Weapons April 21 UPI A former Belgrade University professor charged in beforethe House For eign Affairs Committee Mon day that Yugoslavia had taken weapons received under the Foreign Aid program and turn ed them over to DK Slobodan Draskovich now editor of a weekly Serbian newspaper in sale Marshal Tito has delivered to Moscow every type of weapon he has ever received from the United He said aid to Yugoslavia should be cut The argument that Tito will fight on our side or be neutral because he depends on our arms is untenable and utterly Draskovich The witness said he also had information that Tito has ship ped and is shipping arms to North Africa and In he the Yugo slav submarine base In Boka Kotorska is in close contact and cooperation with the huge Sov iet submarine base at April 21 UPD Prime Minister Harold Macmll an has backed President Eisen howers stepatatime nuclear disarmament plan in a personal etter to Soviet Premier Nikita it was announced Eisenhowers made n an April 13 letter to Khrush calls for an installment plan limitation of nuclear weap ons The first step would provide for a ban on tests in he atmosphere up to 30 miles above the those which contribute most heavily to in creases in radioactive Khrushchev has not yet re plied to the but news of his letters existence was iroken by the Russians Monday at where talks on nu clear test suspension are in The text was then re eased by the White House without as is for a Russian The British Foreign Office an nounced Macmillans backing of the plan It did not make public his text and did not say on what date he but indicated Macmillans letter followed Eisenhowers and expressed agreement with the Presidents The Prime Minister was said Lo have told Khrushchev that he agrees with Eisenhowers po sition a limited agreement See ARMS Page 7 Airman Is Courier For m Narcotic Ring April 21 UPI The Air Force and Japanese lolice announced today they had jrokcn up a milliondollar in ternational narcotics smuggling ring and arrested its Chinese eader and his 25yearold Ameri can airman In jail In Tokyo were airman first class Marshall Ray Wll of and Wang a Chinese busi nessman described by Japanese narcotics agents as the dope king of Western Two other Chinese who de Russia Wants Neutral Japan April 21 viet Premier Nikita Khrushchev has asked that Japan be neu tralized and that it stop serv ing as the military spring board of the United States His letter was In reply to a questionnaire sent by Ryosukc managing editor of the Japan press service which monitors and distributes news from Moscow and Khrushchev urged Japan to adopt neutrality and suggested several formulas including a fourpower arrangement among Communist the Soviet Union and the United States to guarantee neutrality The Japanese government refused to comment on the let pointing out that it had come through an unofficia But the Socialist party welcomed and urged the government to take the course of neutrality suggested by the Soviet Mental Hospital Fugitive Confesses Find 5YearOld Boy Strangled April Police today arrested an escap ed mental patient in the strangle murder of the fiveyearold son of deaf mute George who told police he escaped from a gov ernment hospital at confessed to killing little Marvin Zdanowski and hiding his body in the loft of a garage behind his Inspector Richard chief of Detroit said Theres no doubt about when asked if he thought Ritola was the right He supplied us with details we hadnt even thought of ask ing him and which only the killer would be likely to Miller said Ritola told him he was being pursued by govern ment spies and electronics He said he knew and liked the but that he became a martyr for the Ritolas Hilda lives in the same apartment house with the and stayed frequently at his sisters He told police he met Marvin in the community washroom of the apartment house Monday shortly after the little boy had left his mother to go to Ritola said he grabbed the boy and dragged him downstairs to the where he choked him to He told police he stood on a rubbish can to lift the body to the loft of the That was something even we hadnt figured out said in spector Miller said Ritola also told them about a coffee can near the boys and how he had placed a board in upright posi tion in the loft so that the boys body could not be He gave us even the small cst details about the said Following his verbal confes Ritola was taken to th office of Wayne County Prosecu tor Samuel Olsen to make a ful In Thoma superintendent o the Galesburg State Hospital said Ritola escaped from the institution and every possible had been made to apprehend He said Ritolas mental stat was dangerous and that the hospital had notified all rela lives and police of communitie where he might have taken re fuge after his Ritola had been transferred See Page 7 GRAFFEO fF Long Illness ratal Tuesday To Corsicanan Very Monslgnor Graf pastor Church of the Immaculate died in Paul Hospital in Dal las Tuesday at 10 following an extended Funeral arrangements ivered parcels of heroin and opium probably grown in Communist China to Wilmot were under arrest in Hong Kong and three Korean agents of Wang were nabbed in Still at large was the big wheel suspected of handling the the Hong Kong branch of the The arrest of Wang climaxed a fouryear attempt by Japanese authorities to pin a narcotics rap on the 32yearold Chinese He was regarded as one of the two biggest opera tors in Wilmots co operation enabled agents to trap A Air Force asked by a Chinese In Hong Kong late last year to take a parcel to Tokyo for may have pro vided one of the leads which resulted in nailing He informed Air Force au thorities and his action led to See DOPE Page 7 incomplete early Tuesday after noonbut will be held from the churchwith burial Inthe Cath olio The rites will be under the direction of Bishop Thomas K Gorman of and Bishop Wendelin Nold of Galveston Bishop Nold was an altar boy for Father Graffeo in Fort To Lie In State The body will lie in state al the church until the funera All his friends are wel Watching and praying for the deceased will begin at the church Tuesday Born Vitus Stephen March in Piana del he was the young est of 12 children of Joseph and Rosaria Pumilia and was educated in the Archdio ccsan Seminary of Ordained June he See Page 7 Bridges Takes 5th Amendment April 21 UPI Union Leader Harr Bridges refused to tell the House Committee on unAmerl can activities today whether he ever had been a Communlsi Party Invoking the fith amendmen for the first time in my the President of the Interna tional Longshoremens and Warn housemens Union also to say whether he WHS a Com munist at the time he appllec for an American passport to Europe last UPI won today succeei Her throug after quIckN Forelgl a mori The 1 Scar betweel Relatio the noil stampeJ crat ose oil hi the 641 chusettsl congress Jol Senate Senate well as that this hind the Chairmal tions Cotnrf that Hertel any man See Hi Panai British In Revo PANAMA CITTi took British Dame teyn into custody Moti and planned to questloj day about reports she Panamanian husband h ted to overthrow the Police sources said Attorney Francisco Alvaradfl probably will interrogate 39yearold star of Britains al who was picked up Monday by Secret Police Chief Hector Valdes and held over night In his The dancers former Ambassador to London Roberto has been charged with plotting against the government on the basis of reports that he fished up a cache of arms from the Pacific Ocean near the en trance to the Panama Canal and smuggled the weapons Into Alvarado said Monday night that charges also have been filed against Dame but he refused to reveal their na The arms cargo Is believed to have been raised by the Arias fishing launch Nola and turned See Page 7 Papers Fight Costs NEW April 21 UPI need for brighter and more exciting newspapers to help keep pace with a changing American way of life and for a constant fight against secrecy in government were stressec today In roundtable sessions of the American Newspaper Pub Ushers Association ANPA con Around United State and Canadian newspaper execu tives gathered here for the 73rd annual ANPA This second day of the fourday con clave was devoted to problem discussion sessions of throe cir culation groups Below from to and more than ANPA President Tennant Bryan of the Richmond TimesDispatch and News Lead welcomed the group with the word that their newspapers were indeed the backbone of the forming 55 per cent of the total mem He said 465 of the 840 ANPA papers were in thai with a total circulation of We are faced with spiral ling costs of production and where U will end no one can Bryan We are con fronted with hampering rcgu lations and restriction of adver tising by We are constantly having to fight for access to information as to what is being done by government agencies and pub lic It is our duty to get and that information hecause newspapers are ministers of the constitutional right of the pub lic to know what their govern ment is Nevertheless our ability to do our job is con stantly threatened by an Increas ing tendency toward secrecy at all levels of government and we cy this He added Better editing and brighter and more exciting newspapers are continuing challenge stimu lated not only by the Increas ing competition from maga radio and other but by the inner urge of our editors to keep pace with a changing way of life In Amer The circulation publishers were welcomed by ANPA Treasurer Hale Stein man of the Lancaster In telligencer Journal and New He announced that 141 ANPA 17 cent of the total have cir must persistently combat thatlculation under tendency if we are to bo the diligent trustees of the peo ples right to ANPA Vice President Mark general business man ager of ScrippsHowurd News New welcomed the The chairman for this Rich ard Anihcrg of the Louis was unable to be but In his remarks Representatives of member newspapers of the Associated Press Monday elected three new members of the board of direc The tabulation of votes rd Newswas compieted early welcomed Three directors whose terms had expired were reelected to the ISmember The new directors are Mlllard Cope of the Marshall NewsMessenger Franklin c waiticaauuKci Ataiiiviiit prepared for delivery he said B competition of other and SundayTribune the spiraling wagerate mfla tion had provided added urgea I See Page 11 ;