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Decatur Daily (Newspaper) - September 7, 1953, Decatur, AlabamaCar tvs a printing co lou1sville Kythe Decatur daily my country a May she Ever be right but. Right or wrong my country a co it two Doht step Ltd Decatu. If the daily is not delivered to you by 4 30 in the afternoon Telephone 3828 we do not maintain office service after that hour volume 47 established february 24, 112 Decatur Alabama monday september 7, 1953 member of the associated press number 166 Captur s dip we Png May a Gumps e a about your common Ltd and mini pvt. Billy g. Hill son of or. And mrs. John Hill of Falkville has completed Basic training at the quartermaster replacement training Center at fort Lee a. Pvt. Hill was inducted into the army on june 17 this year. A a total of 24 cases were tried in police recorders court this morning. Eleven were tried for distort Derby conduct six for intoxication on a Public Street one for running t a red Light five for gaming and one for no Drivers License. 0 or. And mrs. G. 0. Wiggin and children Sandy Butch and Dianne. Birmingham Are visiting or. And mrs. B. E. Funderburke. Dismissed from Ellis Meyer Hospital were mrs. Scott Kretz and Gregory Kretz 1426 11th Avenue be and mrs. Muriel Albright Baileyton. A 0 or. And mrs. Hollis Sparkman Hartselle 2, announce the birth of a daughter at Ellis Meyer Hospital today. A pm sgt. Otto Fischer jr., who is stationed at Camp Rucker spent the weekend with Home folks. Sheriffs forces arrested four persons on charges of Public drunkenness Over the weekend. A a a the Hight patrol arrested one person on a charge of reckless driving Over the weekend. Or to demand Holiday 1 old in state six worst ahead accounting tickets go on Sale wednesday football tickets for the 1953 season have been printed and assembled and will be available for distribution and Sale beginning wednesday As in previous years the Section a 10-year season tickets have been placed in individual envelopes and May be picked up by their owners Between 8 a. M. And 4 p. M. At the administrative offices in River i a Side school sept. 18. Taxes on 1 these tickets Are 5 cents per ticket or 25 cents per set of five. These taxes May be paid at the time the tickets Are picked up or they May be paid at the tax Booth at the stadium at the time of the game. On the dates and it the times mentioned above one year season tickets in Section d and f May be purchased by those who plan to see All of the Home games and who wish to avoid standing in line or other inconveniences. For those who do not wish to a get one year season tickets pre game tickets Are made available at Riverside school on thursday afternoon and throughout the Day on Friday preceding the game. Tickets Are of course available at the stadium on the night of the game beginning shortly after six of clock. At the stadium Box office tickets for sections a by d Are divided equally and placed at Gates 3 and 4. Tickets for sections of go i Are divided equally and placed at Gates 1 and 2. Gate five is primarily for local students and they should sit in the East stand. Visiting students sit in Section c in the West stand. Tickets for the first Decatur Afi inst Athens Friday night have been requested not come in yet. As soon As they Are supplied announcement will be made through the daily. Deaths so far behind forecast five die in traffic accidents Madison woman Dies of Burns by the associated press Alabama labor Day weekend accidents had killed at least six persons monday five dying in traffic mishaps. The most dangerous hours of the Holiday Are expected this afternoon and tonight when homeward bound tourists Jam state highways. Public safety commissioner l. B. Sullivan said four of the first five reported traffic deaths occurred in one car accidents caused by speeding or carelessness. The death toll was running behind Art Alabama safety Council prediction of 10 fatalities. The Long fourth of july weekend was marred by 21 deaths 15 in traffic accidents. A Birmingham negro Jimpsey Finklea 50, was fatally injured sunday when his speeding car ran off the Road and overturned near Birmingham on Highway 11, another Birmingham area wreck caused the death of Robert Bruce 32, route 4, Bessemer. He was killed in a two car collision in Birmingham sunday. Thrown from car Wiliam Thacker 37, was thrown out of i. And killed when it turned Over five Miles North of Berry sunday. Officers said he lost control of the automobile on a Sharp curve. See deaths on Page 2 431 Are dead Over nation by Tho associated press at least 431 persons were dead in accidents As the 78-hour labor Day week end moved through its final Day today. A less than 24 hours before Summers last National Holiday came to an Erid this was the toll of accidental deaths traffic mishaps had claimed 324 lives. Forty persons had drowned and 67 died of miscellaneous accidental causes. State by state breakdown Alabama 5 0 1 Arizona 3 10 Arkansas 2 0 1 California 10 4 4 Colorado 5 0 1 Connecticut 10 0 Florida 3 10 Georgia 6 2 0 Illinois 13 1 18 Indiana 11 0 2 Iowa 7 0 2 Kansas 12 0 Kentucky 6 1 0 Louisiana 5 1 0 Maine 3 0 0 Maryland 12 4 0 Massachusetts 2 11 Michigan 15 5 1 Minnesota 3 0 0 Mississippi 20 0 Missouri 2 11 Montana 10 2 Nebraska see 431 on Page 2 Hurricane brings rain to Northeast heat Back in South by the associated press rain took the Eden off labor Day fun in the northeastern portion of the country As the nation observed the last lengthy Holiday of the summer. Elsewhere skies were generally Clear and the weather seasonal. Part of the Northeast rain was attributed by the Chicago weather Bureau to the Hurricane which was heading northward in the Atlantic East of Nantucket mass Adenauer wins German election by big margin pro Western Premier is launched on new term reds rebuffed by Don Doane Bonn Germany at West Germany launched americans ally. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and his pro Western government parties on a new four year term of office today in a landslide election Triumph. Defying soviet threats More than 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. In Europe a most important election since world War Germany gave an Over endorsement in yesterday to Adenauer a program for labor parades Decatur s streets a while thousands spectators lined the business streets. List of men still missing being prepared reds to be asked to produce or Tell what happened to them Seoul a a americans freed on the final Day of operation big switch boarded a troop ship for Home today White fears mounted that the communists had not sent Back All americans who wanted to return. The u command prepared to hand the communists a list of Quot missing a persons men like capt. Harold Fischer of Swica City Iowa. Fisher a Sabra Jet Pilot shot Down 10 migs before failing to return from a Mission Over North Korea on april 7. 1953. Two Days later piping radio said Fischer had been captured. Yet the big korean War prisoner federation of labor. American backed with three High school bands hundreds of cars and numbers of floats the Parade told the Story of or rearming West Ger Gani Zed labor. Judged the Winner of the float contest was the float of the International brotherhood of cans freed. For three years Allied Intelli we u�1 m a#1 vhl1 Many in Alliance with the West electrical workers depicting cheap and plentiful to a electricity. The prize was $100 Given by Decatur gence of la ers ave compiled a list Dleasant a eke i empowers a inst lha soviet Central labor Union. Pictured above is the Tough school band Quot leading me Parade ast swung j Quot in behaved to have been Cap pleasant Weamer Oun aay Eise a a and a a Down Bank Street daily photo lured operation big switch returned where there was scattered rain and thunderstorms. Cooler temperatures accompanied the precipitation in most sections except in the South where after the rain readings again lifted to the Low 90s. Three injured in area wrecks no fatalities District yet in Over labor Day weekend menace. The grim visage old German a statesman a Christian Democrat party won 243 of the 487 seats in the bundestag lower House. That was Only one seat Short of a majority something no single German party has won since before world War in and with the 48 seats captured by his allies the free democrats Adenauer held a commanding margin of 95 seats. Socialists Trail trailing far behind were the opposition socialists with 150 seats. The election outcome was a catastrophe for the Kremlin and a Triumph for the United states. Complete official returns from the 242 West German voting districts showed 28,468,054 of the 33,-039,978 eligible voters cast ballots. That was 86.2 per cent participation As compared with 78.5 per cent in 1949. The Christian democrats 243 seats compared with 141 in the 1949 elections. They won 12,440.799 votes to 7,359,084 in 1949. This was 45.2 per cent of the total. In 1949 they see Adenauer on Page 2 labor reminded of blessings Union leaders Call for More Unity and further advances by the associated press labor Day traditional end of summer Holiday brought to american workers today new reminders that they Are immeasurably better a town Creek 1 Man suffered a a Lff than their counterparts behind broken lev a Roanoke Man numer to cts solved 28,468,054 of the 33, a Iron curtain. It brought too broken g a Roano e Man num r 039 973 a agile voters cast ballots declarations that Thev should be Ous lacerations and a Bethel m Asci Aragons Xinai they Sonuia that was 86 2 per cent Particia still better off. Man a possible broken nose with s Duj and rib in four accidents reported a 1949 f from two powerful Union Lead in this area Over the weekend. The Christian democrats �3 Quot cd a a a a a huh Hoyt Garrett town Creek 1 suf eats Cora ared with 14i in the 1949 feed a broken leg and facial in elections. They won 12.440.fm votes a Yum re a a a no in juries when his 1941 Buick s Nick t0 7.359.0s4 in 1949. This was 45 2 a a m the organized the Side of a Bridge lust South of be cent 0� Joe total. In 1949 they Hatton at Midnight saturday. C Arr Vainon in to president Eisenhower at his a an attendant at a Hatton service c 1 a cation Headquarters in Denver is station said Garrett was taken to a a sued a statement saying american clinic in town Creek and from in Uii workmen a mock the false Insinna there to the Colbert county hos 11 in in a q10 Lon that economic Well being can Pital. If Llull Iii lev purchased Only at the Cost of a spokesman at the Hospital said of a political today Garrett a leg was broken in Tami re j a of a they Are the final answer to two places and his face injured. 11 a Lull Vul Al those who Prate of Freedom and Clayton Brown 23 year old j practice slavery who excuse ter Roanoke Man was injured in a a Boston if a Hurricane Carol ror and aggression in the name of motorcycle car wreck in Moulton headed North for a Brush against concern for the very workers last new England coast today after whose lives they stifle a the presi patrolman Roy Thomas said sending heavy seas churning Dent said. Browne a 1949 Harley Davidson against the coasts of new Jersey Russ May press for disarming soviet expected to make new proposals in next in session by Max Harrelson United nations n. Y. 0b�? 3,597 americans. Operation Little switch in april returned 149. Some americans died in Camp. The list minus the names of All those men will be handed the communists shortly with the demand that they produce or account for the missing men. Bitter finale added 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 mental Tor a dramatic attempt motorcycle collided with a 1940 and Long Island. Game Agair at Matens but have not -c0bfuint5. Corp Labots you Don t hear me complain about a 12 mile Mke a i. Mercury driven by Carlton Warren 18, of Moulton 1, at the intersection of main Street and Alabama 36 in Moulton. X thrown into Grovel Thomas said Brown was thrown from the motorcycle into a bed of gravel on the Roadside. He suffered numerous lacerations on the face head hands and Knees Thomas said. Damage to the two vehicles was estimated at $150. Joe w. Tarpley 59, of Bethel Tenn. 1, apparently suffered a broken nose and rib when his 1949 Ford pickup truck slowed into the rear of a tractor towed trailer Early this morning in Limestone county. Patrolman Carl Edgemon said Tarpley struck hit the rear of the trailer pulled by a tractor driven sections tonight. By Jimmy h. Vinson 53, of Les ter. Edgemon said Tarpley told him he was blinded by the Early morning Sun and failed to see the tractor. Tractor stalls in dip the officer said the tractor had stalled in a dip in the old Roger Ville Road 15 Miles North of Athens. Damage to the Ford was Testim at least 28 persons were reported aboard Small Craft being sought by the coast guard from new York to Boston. The guard indicated most of them probably were Safe. The coast guard in new York said no Large vessels were in the path of the storm having heeded repeated warnings Over the last several Days. The weather bureaus 8 a. M. Est advisory reported a Central and Western Massachusetts Connecticut Rhode Island and Vermont have had nothing More than moderate to fresh winds and will get no further increase in winds. The skies will be Clearing Over Southern new England this afternoon and Over Northern political Tinga Likely a tinge of politics seemed Likely from former president Truman who scheduled a speech at Detroit his first devoted primarily to Domestic issues since leaving the White House. The Republican controlled con a Gress came in for attacks by pres j ident George Meany of the Al and Secretary treasurer James b. Carey of the Cio. Meany said yesterday that a we see labor on Page 2 All escape when Airliner Falls Mcchord air Force base. Wash. <-4� a a Northwest airlines Constellation wallowing world studies Tito proposal okra Guica. Yugoslavia my the world studied a new proposal from Yugoslavia a pres Klent Tito today for the disposal of Trieste. He wants the big Adriatic port placed under International control a with Yugoslavia to get the rest of the disputed territory. Tito made his proposals yes ter _ Day in a speech to a cheering a Atef at�?�$35tt helplessly through foggy skies crowd of More than 250,000 you $1x passengers in a 1949 Ford crash landed and burned Here ear go slavs packing this Hamlet five were uninjured yesterday after Miles from the italian Border. Noon when the car turned an end in Rome there wag no rimmed Over end flip on the Nick Davis late official comment on the you j a. Three on pave 2 go slav proposal. Italy already has demanded the entire Trieste Tern. Al a i a tory for herself a id Britain Senate okays taking _ France and the United states i a Nearo housing project last. Russell Bird of Seattle at declaration in 1948 said she should re in i tempted to land with Only one get it pm Uty or Decatur wheel Down and two engines dead. Tjw la a co to a a re a 3 House Bill 968. Providing Tor re. Adding a Small Section to Decatur. Senate Friday. The Bill authorized including the Small area in West Decatur covered by a negro housing project into patrolman s condition Good Are holding out charges against the Man pending the condition of the wounded Deputy. The shooting occurred Early saturday night at Parker a House. Lee and another Deputy Harold Abercrombie were patrolling a stretch of Road near Parker a h. N. Battles. Highway patrol House when they spotted him officer stationed in Limestone standing beside the Road with a counts a was Slid to b. In Good Case of Beer Abercrombie Sal 1 condition at at Bens Limestone it ter a Parker in an j that to they 378 More expos to Dock wednesday at san Francisco san Francisco Calif. In the transport Gen. John Pope is sched j used to arrive Here wednesday i w Ith 378 repatriated prisoners of i War including seven from Ala-1 Bama sgt. Otis e. Kennemer route 1, anderson.4 to Cpl. Matthew Morgan Box �4, Many u. N. Diplomats believe rus of is a Quot cd if15� a a confessional Brantley. Sgt. Samuel s. Morrow Mobile. Pvt. Carl d. Nation 206 Massachusetts ave., Cordova. Cpl. Clarence e. Schwab route i Box 209, Flat Rock pfc. George h. Vann Birmingham. Cpl. Howard Wolfe Birmingham. Deputy shows improvement Noah Lee Morgan county Deputy sheriff who was wounded saturday night when he sought to question a Somerville area resident concerning a Case of Beer spent a fair night sunday at the Baugh Wiley clinic but he is still in serious condition. Lee was shot three times twice in the stomach and once in an army while he was attempting to question Bill Parker 35, who lives disarmament and some two Miles East of Somer came in 1949�?just after the first Ville concerning a Case of Beer announcement that the soviet in officers had seen him with earlier. Ion had exploded an a bomb. Parker gave himself up to of-1 the Western Powers took the filers less than an hour after the Lead at the 1951 Assembly session shooting and was carried to the in Paris and came up with new Morgan county jail. Saturday night plans. These led to some slight he was transferred to the Law soviet concessions but the discus rence county jail in Moulton Sions soon bogged Down again. Sheriffs forces said that Parker some delegates now feel that the had not been charged. They Are recent announcement of the h Sia will make at the forthcoming general Assembly to seize the initiative on the stalemated problem of disarmament and atomic control. These diplomats expect the soviets to come up with new proposals dealing with both conventional arms and with atomic weapons including the Hydrogen bomb. There has been some speculation that foreign minister a m. Molotov himself might come Here to present the proposals but this has not been confirmed. The disarmament and atomic j control question already is on the Assembly a Agenda. It is generally i agreed it will become a major is-1 sue of the three month session opening sept. 15. Two developments since the last regular Assembly will have an important bearing on the discussions the korean armistice and the so Viet announcement that Russia has produced an a bomb. Proposals after a blast russians last major proposals on atomic control they lived under a Strain that buckled human endurance. Some held out for Mouths but the reds continued their tortures even after the act Istrice. A Kansas Pilot captured 13 months ago said the reds were still after confessions As late As Early sunday just a few hours before they handed Back the last of the prisoners they said wanted to return. The Pilot la Richard g. Voss of Osborne kan., said he finally Quot confessed when the reds let maggots crawl Over his open wounds and into his ear. A confessed Quot or died another airman. Marine col. Frank Schwable put it simply you either a a confessed or died. Schwable and other american pos boarded the transport Gen. R. L. Howze at Inchon on Korea s West coast for the two week trip across the Pacific. About 300 freed americans will be aboard the ship when it leaves Early tuesday for see list on Page t bomb May have been timed to afford a a dramatic Opportunity for new proposals. Whether or not it see Russ on Page 2 Hospital today. An attendant at the Hospital said he was resting Well and did not appear to be in danger. Gop faction Calls meeting Columbia a do a if. Frank Reid of Laurens chairman of a state he wrecked his car to avoid a possible tragic crash while chasing another car. 14 persons die in Flash fire Chicago a a fourteen person including seven children died today when a fire flashed through an old four Story building in a congested Section of the South Side. Two buildings on either Side of the four Story Structure also were hit by the fire but not As severely. Fire officials said they expected to find More bodies under debris. The taller building housed an estimated 75 persons and Post by More police said. The residents of the other two buildings totalled 75 additional persons. Damage to the buildings was estimated at $75,000 by fire marshal John j. Haberkorn. Thousands of curious were attracted to the fire. Cause of the fire was not immediately known the victims were burned beyond recognition. Most of them Polke persons by yesterday. The 32 aboard escaped death. Twenty nine of the 32�?26 of them passengers including three infants and six Crew members were injured or burned when the plane burst into flame As its Pilot took up the Chase. Lee chased Parker into his House and then returned to pick up the Beer. The j Republican party faction has m Batiles Vas injured Friday when Tavvo Ofil cers then returned to Par cited a11 a a sincere party builders Ker s House. To a meeting Here sept. 23. Abercrombie said that Parker Reid head of the group that went into the House and got a .22 organized Here in july and claims the officer was chasing a 1952 automatic Rifle. Lee stepped upon a majority of the party a exec almost Mercury driven by Lottie Kirby the porch and attempted to talk Tive committeemen said Over the Grid Quot had lived on the third Quot and Robinson Athens negro woman the Man into coming out where weekend that he has been directed fourth floors of pm of but a. When the Mercury Cut into a dead upon Parker opened fire hitting to Gay National gop chairman Leon end Street. Both cars were travel the Deputy three times. Parker Ard to Call the session. Ling around 90 Miles an hour. Made his escape from the House i asserted that a Quot truce meet j Battles Cut his car into a Clay a Abercrombie said by using his i called Here tuesday by oppo wuickie5 by Ken Reynolds Bank rather than crash into the wife and a child As a shield. High set on Leader d. F. Merrill of rear of the Mercury. Way patrol officers and sheriffs his patrol car was completely forces converged on the area lat stalemate but that he was still willing to Settle the Matte through direct negotiations with his neighbor. A a previously the yugoslav Leader w had advocated Italy and Yugoala-1 Decatur City limits via administer the Trieste Terri the Bill was introduced by ton jointly with details to be Nobie Russell and Lester Wooten worked out Between the two gov j it is now ready for signing by cry Menlai the governor. Only nine of those injured remained in hospitals today and physicians said none was in serious condition. The no. 3 engine of the huge Lockheed aircraft failed As the plane roared into the sky from Seattle Tacoma International air port at. 2 06 a. M. Because of fog conditions Bird decided to take search of the nine cases of and and demolished. Officers said a Mercury produced Beer. The negro was arrested charged with transporting reckless driving. She was released from Limestone county jail saturday night on a total of $800 Bond. Battles was taken to the Athens not strut Limestone Hospital suffering two i be who Beart in to a a fractures of the lower jaw. A Brok-1 doctors at the Baugh Wiley or. And Parker gave himself up. Lee was operated on saturday night. Morgan county chief Deputy sheriff Fred Clements said this morning that none of the three bullets lodged in Lee had been removed. The slug that Easley will have no Reid has asked executive committeemen to stay away. Attending the sept. 23 meeting will be w. A. Kimberi of Myrtle Beach. National gop patronage officer of the state. A Kimberi and Reid claim their group represents the state Republican party which Long has been ,truck.i� a a a v.,n\ tu0 but j. Bate. Tort of Arm pit 10 1 04 to Toa Book. The Nasonal Man. Gerald who has joined forces with Merrill claims control of state clinic said this morning that Lee certification that governs the place Hari Quot diff Init la Irron and Awen no and internal injuries. Fellow officers described his a had Quot definitely improved a and tag of candidates names on a the Craft scheduled for a non Stop Tion in avoiding the possible fatal that his chances of surviving were general election ballot under 1 flight to Chicago into Portland a crash a Baa 0g30. Gop Label. The the. Tha dts a want and

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