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Corsicana Daily Sun (Newspaper) - December 31, 1959, Corsicana, Texas THE WEATHER LOCAL with occa sional rain and rising temperatures through scattered thunderstorms Friday af ternoon or Thermometer Readings 8 9 I 10 I U I 12 I I 1 44 I 44 42 40 I Complete on Hirket BHumaottht Sim and SOTiWteklr Homing UAMjf LEASED WIRES OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARKETS AT A GLANCE NEW higher some profit Bonds mixed govern ments CHICAGO new crop months lower Corn Narrowly mixed meager light to 50 cents lower top Cat steers steady top AP TELEMATS PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS World Awaits Arrival New Decade Snow Lashing Texas STOHM COBBLES This automobile was trapped in the Peggoty Beach section of by abnormally high Peggoty eggoy eac tides and when the water receded was completely surrounded with smooth sea stone and sand New fcng and was hit with the worst storm of the season and in the northern inland areas it deposited six to 15 inches of AP Wlrephoto Attack Denied By South Korea South Korea today denied a Russian charge that a South Korean warship fired on an unarmed Soviet survey ship off the North Korean coast Mon aThe South Korean Navy term ed the accusation another piece of the Communists usual false The navy issued an Initial 11C J 1 Statement saying that a North Korean ship probably carried out the attack by mistake and that the Korean Reds were trying to pin the blame on South A navy spokesman also re Compton Heads Kavarro Area Scout Program Collins Junioi High School principal and ac adult in the Bov Scout is the new chairman of the Navarro District of Scouting for Compton heads a list of offi cers which include Dcen Allen vice chairman and Read vice The nev chairman succeeds Rals ton in the The chairmen and member of the operating which carry out committees the varied functions of scouting were selected and were an nounced by Compton this week in a letter to members of th district The com mittee holds the first of it twelve 1960 meetings 4 a in the Civic Room of the First National Ban I In his Compton cai ed attention to a need to de velop and improve the Scou movement in Navarro count emphasizing that for boys t grow in Scouting there mus be strong adult leadership an manpower in the The various operating com mitteees and their members Organization an4 Marc chairman Lyn See Page 10 orted that South Korean navy BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IN ARIZONA General Pattern Of Bad Weather Over Wide Area Bainfall In Corsicana at the noon hour had amounted to according to a reading on the Daily Sun rain Countswide reports on the precipitation were not avail able at the noon Temperatures held to the overnight low of 44 degrees much of the morning then retreated to 38 shortly before 2 By The Associated Press sleet and snow struck Texas on New Years posing a threat of bad weather for Fridays Cotton Bowl football game and danger ous streets for holiday cele Nixon Flops As Steel Peace Mediator FRONTIERS County Ending 1959 In Black The Navarro county govern ment enjoyed one of its most successful years in County Judge Kenneth Douglas told the Commissioners Court Thursday He pointed to the fact that all funds ended in the black as the county continued to operate with one of the lowest tax rates in the hips had sighted gunfire in le area of the reported ut later both these statements ordered deleted from the fficial navy statement on the No was The navy said its ships do not perate as far north as the point I the alleged miles ff the North Korean coast and 6 miles north of the South Ko ean The spot is more than 100 miles south of the course being used by two unarmed Soviet ransport ships repatriating Ko eans from Japan to North Ko ea South Korea had threatened o force to prevent the mi but so far is not known o have Interfered with the two epatriation The Russian announc id Wednesday night by the So iet News Agency said a South Korean warship of the Big Hunter fir ed on the hydrographlc vessel causing heavy damages nd a number of Tass See Page 7 General Pate Quits Marines 31 Randolph Pate end d 38 years of service in the Corps today at a tirement ceremony in which he The thunderstorms hit hard est In portions of South Cen tral Texas where as much as 2 inches of rain struck some Temperatures Drop The sleetEnow was widely scattered and light in most But a heavy snow fell at Gainesville in North Central Texas and for 15 miles south of that Temperatures dropped to 34 The weather bureau reported some sleet and occasional snow in portions of the Texas Pan Page 7 Groom Triton For Extended Foreign Cruise 31 Navy disclosed today that the worlds largest known is being pre pared for an extended A spokesman said the 447 foot nuclear submarine is un dergoing preparation at Gen eral Dynamics Electric Boat Division for extended op erations which probably will iinclude visits to foreign Names of the ports were not The ship will leave early next but no re turn date was Farm Product Parity Prices At 1933 Level 31 UP Farm product prices dipped this month to the lowest level foi any December since 1933 when measured by the Federal Farm Programs parity price standard An Agriculture Departmen farm price report showed to day that further setbacks in meat cotton and tobacco contributed to a decline of nearly 1 per cent in farm prices from the November leve and 7 per cent below a year ago The department said the price averaged 77 per cent of parity a standard declared by law t be fair to farmers in relation to prices charged This Is the first Decemhe since 1933 a farm depression year that prices were tha low on the parity J3y the 19353 December average of prices wa 86 per cent of Measured in terms of dollar and farm prices thi month were nearly three time those in December Bu prices paid by farmers hav nearly tripled since Farm prices decline in rela lion to the parity standard who they fail to keep pace with in creases in prices farmers pay received the Distinguished Serv ce The formal retirement cere nonies for the outgoing Marine were held at the Marine Barracks with troops in Under Secretary of Navy Fred Bantz pinned the DSM on the The citation said that as Ma rine commandant Pate used and determination result ing in the realization of modern amphibious concepts and land ing while insuring the continuous readiness of the David Shoup will don a fourth star Friday and In my compared to me other counties and their er increasing avarro county wound up the ear in good shape and mem ers of the Court should be pecially proud of the way we icrated in he Judge Douglas made his re arks in conclusion of the reg ar first day of the year meet g which was held a day earlier ecause there were no office olders to be sworn in and be as the judge pointed lere was no business to be that could not be ransacted Reappointments for 1960 in luded Fitzgerald See PagTJO Police Seeking Sadist Slayer ft t Philadelphia 31 UP Inspector John Kelly aid today the sadistic slaying of i 36yearold girl is without question the work of a The badly beaten body of Maryann Mitchell of the section was found Wednes ay in a gully beside a desolate overs lane in nearby Whlte Her skull was Her was covered with rude lipstick The let ers TB and the number 101 so had been drawn on her ab lomen with It looks like a sex slaying to declared John Simp County cor Secretary of Agriculture Ezr Taft Benson Is a critic of th parity saying It is ou of date and lake over command of the County Politics Get Slow Start Politics are getting under way at the New Year despite a com paratively late start in Navarro Under the new laws as passed and amended at the last session of the Texas Demo cratic primaries will be held ear lier than in former The first Democratic primary election will be held May and precinct conventions will be held on that The for mer time for the first primary has been late in The sec ond primary will be June instead of the customary August Most incumbents In Navarro county offices are seeking re election and several are oppos Olin congressman from this district for many has filed for renomina tion in his 11county district in cluding Navarro No for mal opposition been but the deadline for filing is the first Monday in Feb this year for all James judge of the Thirteenth Judicial District announced for second He is Robert Cor The presently in dry was launched on 19 and was commissioned last Triton is the first submarine to be powered by twin pressur ized water She al ready has successfully complet ed sea The commanded by Edward is equipped with high power ra dar and electronic equipment See Page 7 Most Corsicana Starting Year With Holiday the first day of I960 means another holiday for most Business will again come vir tually to a standstill as a ma jority of business houses will follow the custom and close for the according to the Retail Merchants In prac tically all business will resume Both banks will be closed Fri day but will follow regular rmsiness schedules Most post office employes will get the day off as the post office will operate with the usual skelton The lobby remain open but all ser vice windows will be Mail will be dispatched but there will be no housetohouse Smith County Sheriff Dies 3 UPl Smit County Sheriff Ross Turner wa dead on arrival at a Tyler ho pital Wednesday night after su fering an apparent heart attac at his quarters in the courthous had been Smit County sheriff nine years an planned to seek H wns defeated for the office 1950 after serving two terms b regained the post In Survivors include his wife an two all of Funeral arrangements wer NEW 31 UP Vice President Richard Nix on said today he and Secretary of Labor Mitchell have met with eaders on both sides in the steel dispute but that no agree ment had been reached between Said the vice president As for what progress has been all I can say is that the parties are still meeting and have not reached an agreement As for the prospects of a I cannot anticipate at this time what the outcome will Nixon said the last meetings were held In Washington Wed Asked whether he is reporting to the president on1 the situation Nixon replied The president of course always kept informed on meet ings in which members of the cabinet Nixon was questioned at Idle wild Airport before he took a plane for Calif where he is to be grand marsha of the Tournament of Rose Parade Nixon said he had delayed hi flight to California In order t take part In the talks Wednes Members of the United Steel See Page 7 CHANGES IN Montgomery Simpson said an autopsy showed the Cecilia Academy unior died of a skull fracture probably lain Tuesday He estimated she had been dead See TV Argument Costs 2 Lives NEW 31 elderly boarder kill ed his 81yearold land lord with a baseball bat early climaxing n monthlong argument over television pro Then the killer collap sed and died of a heart attack Police identified the slayer as Alphonsus and his victim as Frank a retired County Conrad Danais said the two men had been arguing over which TV pro grams to watch ever since Bellefontaine began living in Chandlers home last Benson Throws His Support Behind Nixon 31 Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Tafl Benson said today Vice President Richard Nixon is bis candidate for the presidency because he would make a good But Benson said he ivould not expect to remain at his cabinet post of Nixon Tha secretary told a news conference that he hopes at the end of eight years service under the President to he free to en gage in other I look upon 1960 as my last year in this he said Benson returned to his office today for the first time after a gall bladder operation earlier this He told reporters In reply to questions that he was pleasec with results of the recent special election in Iowa in which Republican John Kyi won house seat made vacant by tho death of a That election the secretary that Republi cans can win If they organize and get out and It shows also that talk of a midwestern farm revolt has been exagger Farmers are citizens and DEATHS AVERAGE OVER 100 A DAY FOR that on each of the 365 days of 1059 a hundred or so persons lost their lives In an airplane a theater a flash flood or other Shocking the figures are the circumstances are dif slightly more than 100 persons were killed In automobilo crashes each dny this The National Safety Council today placed the years death toll at between and In addition disabling Injuries amounted to Tho Councils figures were based on actual statistics for the first 11 months of the year and a projection of them through The 1058 toll was deaths and disabling Tho Council said that if increases in the toll early in 1959 had Jiot been the final figure would have been almost A 1959 toll fewer than deaths above 1958 represents an improvement In the traffic record that has continued since the Council In tho first seven months steady monthly increases averaged al most 5 per There is good reason to the Council that the upward surge of the traffic toll In the early months of this year definitely has been stopped and that the nations streets and highways will become safer and November deaths were 1 per cent lower than those of against The 11month toll was a 2 per cent rise above lor the corresponding period of Treasury Hopes To Cut Deficit but apparently not nough to avoid another ary boost in the debt A drop in the debt total is ot unusual In the first half f the period of great st tax The debt is now 201 billion The Treasury said xpccts by the end of June In educe the total to 285 or 2SH 2 The current temporary debt sicana attorney and veteran member of the House of Rep has announced for reelection from District 42 Na varro Jimmy Morris is seeking re election as county Rufus veteran has announced for re A contest is seen in the race for assessor and collector of Ethel in is seeking second and is opposed by Etheride King of There are already four an See Page 10 County and city departments will observe the Since most departments normally close on this means a three day holiday counting Of course policemen and fire men will remain on as will sheriffs constables and state highway Justices will remain Sanitation crews will take Friday off but will return to work Saturday pick Labor Relations Headaches Grow By NORMAN WALKEB 31 JP nations 1959 labor rela tions headache isnt likely to ease up much in Big contract bargaining show downs loom in the New in the cloth glass and airline Coal contracts also can be The long steel Industry labor stalemate is with a new strike threatened on 26 when the present SOday court injunction runs Railroad also begun in poses another 1960 strike possi Whatever happens in the steel and rail particularly in pacemaking is likely to point the way to the trend of ing up where they left off 1960 labor Persons wishing to spend the holiday reading a good book See Page 6 Both labor and management regard the steel case as a test of the twin major bargaining issues of the times One Is whether employers will je given leeway to streamline their work forces and adjust to more efficient The other is whether labor gains will be held within increases in These are the ma jor issues in The labor department says contracts covering about 2 12 million workers either will ex pire or may be reopened during the New The biggest batch of bargaining problems will come in the second quarter of the In at least another 2 12 million workers are sche duled to receive wage boosts previously negotiated but de ferred until some date in the New Most of these are about 8 cents an Living cost adjustments automatically given under existing contracts also will boost wage See Page 7 hey are itnerested in and In fluenced by other issues such See Page 10 Soviets Make Big Occasion Of New Years By GOLDBERG 31 W Rus sians worked a short day to then headed for the shop and a last minute buying binge n anticipation of the twoday New Weather men predicted relatively mild temperatures for New Years Is one of the Soviet Unions three big holi marked by celebration and giftgiving on a gram Others are May Day and the 7th celebration of th Bolshevik featured ty massive parades with politi cal Only New Year escapes political For most the nigh will be celebrated with families and friends in thei thel But for Premier NikitE members of th Presidium and high ranklni artists and scientists there wil be a gathering in the grea Kremlin palace lo drink toast at Foreign ambassa rods are For the streets hav been filled with people carryln home fir These are exact ly like Christmas trees in th but in officially atheist Russia they are reserved fo New Year Every Important store I Moscow is lavishly decorate and has representations o what a westerner would rec Page 7 31 he Treasury hopes to cut tha ational debt by 6 12 or 6 bli on dollars the next six Spry Woman 104 On Friday Dec 31 Friday Is a big daj or Catherine Clark its birthday And shes still up and about spry as can I would marry again if could find a man with a gooi horse and she saya Clark reads the dail papers without watchc hears all sew and dries the Clark lives here with he Johanna Clarke who says the only real restrlc tion on the mother is to reduce ier stair imit drops automatically on tune 30 lo 285 So the Treasurys estimates indicate longress will have to be asked again for another temporary in in the Even if reductions bring tho imit to less than 285 billions by June provisions havo to he marie for the last half ot the ear when tax receipts drop and expenditures usually sur ass The Treasury expects to pay off 10 billion dollars of malur ng debt by June But in the same It will borrow 4 to 4 12 billions in new The difference would represent the amount of debt Plans were announced Wed See Page 7 Cotton Bowl Due Damp Weather 31 Weather Bureau predicts mild gusty winds and rain in scattered showers for Fri days Cotton Bowl football The temperature will be in the upper 50s with southerly winds of 2025 the bureau Rain sprinkled lightly on the Dallas area this morning and the Weather Bureau said the rain is expected to last through tonight becoming slightly heavier Fri ARE CLOSE Several Aged Problems Still Left Unsolved By GEORGE CORNELL Ar Staff Writer The time of technical draw to a close to and the world embarks on a new on the edge of a new At men and women around the world will greet tha dawning Different Struggle And as tho eras man kind had begun a different kind of struggle to reach the no longer in spirit but by physical This was the still unfamiliar horizon of tha new born of a period of un precedentted advan auto mation and of computers that outraced the human But ageold of peace and still and marked the occasion of the and re sponsibilities of the Feelings Mixed As the church bells and parly goers sound forth in celebration there will be prayers and hopes that the time ahead will bring And both for optimism and were in In International See NEW Page 10 World Invited ToDjawDala From Satellite of Russia and all other nations have been asked to help tap and study space In formation being sent back by he newest American Explorer The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said at a news conference it will furnish to any interested and qualified scientists tho telemetry codes of the space The codes would enable de ciphering of radio signals from Explorer VII at observation points around the world bcforo the radio transmission Is turn ed off in another 10 Homer Newell one of NASAs key said the codes may also be provided for future But he In dicated each case would have to be considered The United States in the past has reported Information glean ed from its satellites by Amer ican NASA said the 92pound Ex plorer launched 13 from Cape is al ready yielding data that might help answer some questions nbout space radiation the worlds weather and atmos pheric gremlins thnt sometimes See Page 7 Europe Outlook Confident By COLIN FROST 31 fl5 Fashionconscious French girls ook to Italy for their shoes and Car crazy Britons take the road in snazzy Citroens from Christmas tables In Germany are piled with the products of dozen West Europes economy may actually help unite The year saw West the Nether Italy and Luxembourg unite In a common market with tariffs reduced on trade between each Britain and six other countries Swoclon and Denmark Thats a representative with M tariff cutting ture as booming Western Europe marches confidently into the new more than ever a family despite occasional squab From country after coun try the yearend report Is one of with more prosperity Except in unemploy ment is For It is an old and the government Is enticing northern industry to the Impoverished south to help Only In overdepend ent on coal exports which few countries now want to was the past year less than And even there the recovery prospects are the rival trade blocs which threaten to split scheme of their It comes into effect in Soon talking the two groups If all start goes the result will be lower tariffs Whatever a major split Is unlikely because man ufactures already are putting a foot In the opposite Britain has taken a stake In the Italian auto Industry and Is building in France builds cars In Germany assembles radios in And American subsidiaries In o dozen locks arc booming in countries of both European trad Heres the 1959 coun by country Britain Harold Macmillans conservatives won the October election with the economic bat cry Youve never had It so Christinas spending top all Shipping stocks are rising a sure sign that world trade Is on the way France Production Sales President Charles De Gaulle did far better than expected In keeping prices Ror ones he franc was West Germany Outstripped Britain during the year to be come worlds second biggest topped only by the United Sales hit 10 per cent up on Germans bought traveled more and still saved more than ever In Italy Two million unemploy ed and chronic poverty in the south were the black Tourism earned 400 million dol lars enough to balance the trade Next year tha Rome Olympics will bring even Belgium Coal exports See Page 10 ;