The Baytown Sun (Baytown, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 169, Ed. 1 Monday, December 21, 1953 Page: 1 of 24
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TODAY'S NEWS TODAY
GIVES FULL COVERAGE OF
WITH SPECIAL TREATMENT TO
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EXAS GETS PREVIEW OF HOLIDAY TOLL
Agents Are Everywhere-
’’ pasting WHV
Smying For Russia Vital Red Activity
int advancnf^H^ m E
L,« VOTE: This is the
of United Press
,n sUd espionage to
states. The following
fJZtto the VS eov-
j«rmN Dec- 21 —UP—
Russia has been a vital
if. aCtivity almost since
FfSidsw“ ” “*
m ns slowly drying out
Kith last week’s rain at
1 jonrily stopped.
^ ^ped Out .Monday
I Ht weatherman said
jpt be more light rain
flight as two cold fronts
t this area.
pgher was expected to
Ubemild until the cold
L„ probably late Mon-
ger Tuesday when colder
|iforecast, the low Mon-
Ttfill be *5.
jjns the first day of win-
loperatively mild weath-
ii a steady rain tat week
*45 inches after Thurs-
tures were slightly
p^qr, reaching a maxi-
|I ltd dropping to 49 Sun-
bald front was expected
■stores as low as 20
the Panhandle and
a Monday night.
! name* of Biddy
jltbe Jsyeee-etto clear-
■ hr Christmas baskets
f Chest Mrs. C.
chairman of the
§hnse, reminded both
IMtcidnals that names
abtained by calling
r W hsskets msv be
Even before the founding of the
Soviet military intelligence organ-
ization in 1921 and the OGPU
(later the NKVD) in 1922 Soviet
agents circulated throughout the
world ferreting out valuable infor-
mation for their leaders in Mos-
TTie United States did not escape
the attention of the Red spy chiefs.
At the start, Soviet espionage ac-
tivity in this country was sporadic
and not very fruitful.
Few the most part, these earlier
rings were led by Soviet citizens
who used the Amtorg Trading
Corp. or other Russian commer-
cial firms in the United States as
a cover for their activities.
It was not until the 1930s, when
the United States was plagued bv
the great depression, that Soviet
intelligence leaders began to ex-
pand their espionage operations in
this country and explore the pos-
sibility of infiltrating the U.S. gov-
The infiltration movement was
led by Harold Ware, a trim, jaunty
man with a quick mind. A dedi-
cated Communist, he was the son
of Ella Reeve Bloor, the ‘mother
of U.S. communism.”
Working closely with J. Peters —
a functionary high in the Commu-
nist underground — Ware recruit-
ed about 75 Communist, mostly
government employes, into a secret
underground cell in Washington.
The overall “Ware group” was
ruled by a directing committee of
some seven leaders, mostly bright
young men in the Agriculture De-
partment. According to subsequent
testimony before congressional
committees, this “elite corps" in-
cluded such prominent individuals
Alger Hiss, later a top State
Department official; Nathan Witt,
later secretary of the National La-
bor Relations Board; Lee Press-
man, later CIO general counsel;
John J- Abt, later a special assist-
ant to the attorney general; Henry
(See Spying—Page Two)
Violent Death Takes
36 Persons; 19 Die
In Traffic Accidents
By UNITED PRESS
Texas had a preview of holiday tragedy Monday as a
United Press survey showed at least 36 persons died vio-
lently, 19 of them in traffic accidents, on the last weekend
before the usually-bloody Christmas and New Year’s week-
The Texas Department of Public Safety predicted 100
persons would die on the highways during the 10-day
Christmas and New Year’s holiday period. Many more will
be injured, some to be maimed for life.
The past weekend’s deaths came in a variety of traffic
‘RUINING ME’—Testifying be-
fore the Senate investigation
sub-committee in New York,
Samuel J. Snyder, former at-
torney for the U.8. Signal
Corps in New York, tells Sen-
ator Joseph McCarthy (R),
Wisconsin, “You are ruining
my life.” Said McCarthy, “If
you would tell the FBI about
all the Communists yon knew,
it would not be necessary to
face the committee.”
mishaps, shootings, farm
accidents and fires.
The heaviest life-taker of
the accidents was a two-car crash
near Richmond Saturday in which
three persons died. The victims
were Jim Ed Jones of Rosenberg,
Richard H. F.orrest of Mobile, Ala.,
and Samuel Hawkins, Dallas Ne-
But the toll was built up primar-
ily by many single - death acci-
dents, many of them occurring on
roads made slippery by rain. The
heaviest toll was taken Friday
night and Saturday.
VERSAILLES, Dec. 21 -Jin-
Parliament failed on its ninth
ballot Monday, in the bitterest
fight in its history, to elect a
president of France to succeed
BERLIN, Dec. 21
Among the Sunday deaths was American soldier was sentenced to
Garcfa ^^who^as13 years *mPrisonment Monday for
ed ^ when deserting jnto the Soviet zone and
trying with the help of a German
girl friend to lure other GIs into
'One-Eyed1 Connelly Probably
Crashing Those Pearly Gates
CHICAGO. Dec. 21—(IP)—St. Peter may catch a crafty, one-eyed
Irishman walking backward through the Pearly Gates Monday.
But the good saint will have to keep awake because the way this
man does it he looks just like someone walking out.
The Irishman would be James Leo (One-Eyed) Connelly, the
world’s greatest gate crasher. He died Sunday at a Zion, III., rest
home at the mellow age of 83.
His friends and admirers think he may have a ticket to heaven,
but they wonder if hell violate a principle and use it.
A native of Lowell, Mass., the joviel Connelly spent his life travel-
ing from coast to coast, sneaking into the great sports events, poli-
tical conventions and other spectacles of past decades.
Most of the time the ushers knew he was coming and exactly what
he looked like. And most of the time, he made suckers of them any-
Connelly could sneak in, climb in, bull his way in and, if necessary,
talk his way in.
Although his energy was V.imdless, he boasted he never did a
day’s work in his life until W brld War II broke out.
Plan Hikes Teacher Pay $402
State Committee Studies Compromise
* farm worker, Sammie Easter, 33,
iiwSL®LLOYD JR. ed plans which might increase trict had five teachers, the state was fatally burned when the pick- refused to return home, it was
AUSTIN, Dec. 21 -UP-A spe- their contribution. would give that district $500 credit UP tDMfc m which he was riding learned Monday,
cial subcommittee studying the While local districts will pay against the percentage cost for struck a culvert, and burst into
teacher’s pay problem will pro- more than the $45 million under each teacher. If the district had flain®s, „ „ „ , ,,
pose a compromise plan on Jan. the 20 per cent plan, much of this five teachers, the state would give mRa|Ph C- Hartman, 65, of Alamo,
13. wlufh *ouW glve teachers a would be made up to them under that district $500 credit against the Tex., was k$ed Sunday night while
raise of $402 a year. another provision of the compro- amount the school would pay as was crossing U.S. 83 between
1116 group agreed on the plan mise. its contribution tto the minimum San Juam and Alamo. Tracy Lee
Sunday m broad legislative pro- The committee suggests that the foundation fund Gr»#ta>, 19, of Humble. Tex., was
nosals sharply revamping the state allow focal school districts In’ a few instances, the credit Med when his car plowed Jnto
state s’ present educational pro- Slop credit against the percentage will exc
TEHRAN, Iran, Dec. 21 -tm—
Demonstrations in favor of ousted
Premier Mohammed Mossadegh
broke out in Tehran Monday as
a military court considered Its
verdiet in his trial for treason.
PANMONJOM, Dec. 21 -WI-
THE SAME TO YOU, GALE! — Actress Gale Storm Is pretty as
a Christmas card as she wishes you a merry Christmas. She is
celebrating her first anniversary as a radio co-star with Charles
FarrelL < International >
HAS psrty will be held
■Monday in Shiloh Bap-
t Befreshments will be
*»program is present-
“tj« invited to attend.
Five Candidates File
For Bayou Election
cost for each teacher. If the dis- (See Teacher*—Page Two)
245 Korea Children
Still Without Food
r MAN would have
f te help himself at
IBoirse on Highway
rM »Sgbt. Nightwatch-
|«wide open. Gray
j window* and doors
M N. E. Taylor
Bix said the Kan-
open, aa was
?whon operator in
jtoight* locked hi*
" « his oil out-
Clifford M. Bond
Carl R M»nn
r “May to the Texas
* Bond is exalted
«secretary 0f the
hospital, Mrs. Bond
|w Page Two)
Five candidates have filed for
three directors’ posts in the Harris
County Water Control and Im-
provement District No. 30 of Cedar
Meeting the Dec. 20 deadline to
put their names on the Jan. 12 bal-
lot were W J. BarteJf, H. L. Han-
son, D. D. Sherfy, A. A. Arnett and
L. L. Lawless.
None of the three outgoing di-
rectors, B. E. Franklin, R. D. Mil-
ler and S. H. Gates, filed for re-
election. Gates is secretary of the
board of direc tors.
The trio of outgoing directors
have all served on the board since
the organization of the district.
They, along with the two other or-
iginal members of the board, Boyd
N. Hill and E. W. Bowerman, or-
ganized the data and supervised
the construction and early opera-
tion of the water district system.
Construction of the water and
sewage sysems is now complete.
Gates said in a statement to The
Sun Monday that because the job
is now completed, the present di-
rectors are not filing for re-elec-
“They all wish to thank the pat-
rons of the district for their co-
operation and patience during the
many inconvicnces caused by con-
struction proceeds," Gates said.
Holdover directors are Roy Car-
roll and James Jennische.
The recommendation will be
made to a 25 - member committee
named by Gov. Allan Shivers and
the Texas State Teachers Associa-
tion to study th» teacher pay is-
sue. If the committee accepts, the
plan then will be taken to the gov-
ernor and to the TSTA.
Acceptance by the governor and
the TSTA would presumably open
a way for Shivers to call a special
session of the legislature to enact
Before they recommended the
plan, subcommittee members poll-
ed administrators of more than 2,-
000 local school districts. Favor-
able reaction ran almost 9 to 1.
Under the compromise plan, lo-
cal school districts will pay 20 per
cent of the cost of the minimum
foundation fund, which is the fund
from which teachers are paid un-
der the Gilmer - Aikin program.
At present local district contrib-
ute a fiat $45 million to the fund.
The governor has criticized the
flat rate, and district* have oppos- —grew nearer to the end Monday.
So far there is money on hand
to feed 155 youngsters two bowls
of rice a day for a year, and the
goal is still 400.
If you want to participate, or
put it another way. if you want to
invest $10 to food for a hungry
child, you'd better hurry.
against the percentage will exceed the local assessment, the rear of a truck east of Rich-
struck by a car in the Lackland-
Kelly Field area of San Antonio.
Garcia was stationed at Kelly.
A Houston youth, 19-year-old Wil-
liam A. Wegwert, was killed Sun-
day when his car went out of con-
trol near Fort Worth. Ralph A.
Laskoski, 19, of Houston, received
Two persons died in flaming ve-
hicles. Tarbett Pierce, 32, of Lam-
pasas, died when his truck loaded
with manufactured gas collided
with another truck at Goldthwaite mission Tuesday to make k last-
and burned. Near DeKalb, a Negro minute broadcast appeal to the 22
American war prisoners who have
MOSCOW, Dee. 21 —(IP— Sov-
iet Russia, replying to President
Elsenhower'* proposal for an
atomic energy pool, asked tor
additional explanation Monday
hut agreed to join the United
States in confidential diplomatio
negotiations on it.
MEXICO CITY, Dec, 21 -UP-
Previously Reported ....$1505314
Mrs. Ivan Pavlas, West
Columbia ............. 10.00
Winsome Sunday School
(lass. Central Baptist
Church ............... 10.00
St. Paul’s Lutheran
Men's Brotherhood •. 10.00
Club .................. 10.00
Total Reported to Date .*1545.50
By FRED HARTMAN
. The Baytown area’s CROP cam-
paign-designed to raise money
The money will be turned into
rice and loaded on a boat that
wlil leave Port Houston on Jan.
12 for Korea. The Houston area
hopes to have food enough in the
boat to informally adopt 25,000
The East Harris Council of
Christian Laymen is pushing the
drive in this area. You can make
mond, Tex., on U.S. 59.
Pedro Olguin, 31. of La Puerta,
Tex., was killed Sunday in a col- Jac<lUM M°nard- ^ mystery aa-
lision four miles east of Rio Grande ®assln who killed Bolshevik leader
City. Thomas Arthur August, 55, Leon Trotsky 13 years ago, spurned
was killed at Houston when he was parole Monday and stayed in pris-
struck by a car and thrown into on I°r fear he will be killed him-
the path of a wrecker. self.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Dec. 21
—UP— Three lonely bands of
searchers drove forward aganist
a blizzard Monday in a desperate
efford to find nine American
fliers missing on an isolated gla-
f ? ■X
'P-Day' Has Arrived For
Chief Goodfellow Workers
IS"* data . . , Mar-
L ' for the holiday:
K Sinziel rc-
I telling about
r* £Ce* UP Ewt
i jr spptey and
fcomt d enou8h to
W. ^ offic« gath-
'i w!, Gunt(‘r strlkcs
■|?w!‘8K score , . .
&y 0,fering, a
’. JWc party
, .""i* Lee Badgiev
? C hif, ri*ht hind
'•bore drive a!-
• who won a
Previously reported .... $1298.32
Robert and Mary Meador 5.00
Jo Anne Horeciy ....... 3-00
By CHIEF GOODFEIXOW
This is it, Goodfellows! P-day
Representatives from the var-
ious Parent-Teacher association
units were at K’Nesseth Israp
community hatl Monday morning
packing the first of the more than
500 Goodfellow bags to be distri-
buted this year.
The women will pack this after-
noon and all day Tuesday in order
to get all the bags filled. There's
a lot of them this year.
The Goodfellows still need more
bags to pack the toys, nuts, fruit
and candy in. If you have any-
thing that's usable, please let us
Members of Carpenters Local
Union No. 1334 will deliver the
bags Wednesday and Thursday,
and here's your chance to help
again The carpenters can prob-
ably use a helping hand in deliver-
ing a few of the bags.
We really filled the community
hall with toys over the weekend-
toys we had bought and toys we
had been given. Saturday, Sears
Roebuck and Co. gave us a nice
big bunch of toys for Goodfellows,
and they will also be packed.
Our finances are in fine shape.
It looks like we'll have plenty to
meet all expenses. As soon as the
is completely finished, Chief
Goodfellow will give you a com-
plete financial report.
C. W. Eberly
Claude Whitfield Eberly, 46. 316
East Peirce, died at 10:15 p.m. Sat-
urday in a Houston hospital.
Eberly, a painter and paperhang-
er, had lived in Baytown for 30
Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. Tuesday at the Paul U. Lee
funeral home with the Rev. Paul
Stephens of the Second Baptist
church officiating. Burial will be in
Fields Store cemetery at 3 p.m.
under direction of Paul U. Lee
Survivors are his widow, Mrs.
Josie Eberly and two sons, Donald
Whitfield Eberly of the United
States Navy, Warren David Eberly
of the Air Force.
Also surviving are two brothers,
W. H. and W. E. Eberly of Hous-
ton; and four sisters, Mrs. J. W.
Pell of Houston, Mrs. Roy Wyse of
Almeda, Mrs. Ona McGary of Bay-
town and Mrs. Earlene Crouch of
tribution to the Baytown Chamber
of Commerce, 14 North Ashbel,
_ _ and it will be accepted and ac-
»« "sure r«is:.,Un,
will be made and announced this
week by the laymen. The money
will be reduced to a cashier’s
check and publicly handed to an
area CROP official.
A $10 contribution will furnish
that two bowls of rice every day
in 1954 for a child.
DETROIT, Dec. 21 -UP-Heav- ,
ily-armed police patrols checked WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 —UP—
hotels and rooming houses Monday Special Ambassador Arthur H.
in search of five dangerous south- Dean gives President Eisenhower
„ ern Michigan prison escapees who a report Monday on his futile
your contribution, large or small, fled to Detroit. eight-week effort to get Commun-
by bringing or sending your con- Police said there was a possibil- ist agreement on a Korean political
ity the fugitives, two of them mur- conference,
derers and one a kidnaper, had
invaded private homes and threat-
ened residents with their lives un-
less they provided concealment
during the intensive manhunt.
The five were the last of 13 con-
victs who broke out of the huge
prison at Jackson, 60 miles west
of here, Saturday night. The fugi-
tives started their flight by using
a blowtorch to cut through a steel
grating covering the entrance to a
TOKYO, Dec. 21 -JfP— Gen.
John E. Hull, Allied supreme
commander in the Far East, said
Monday he did not believe the 22
un-repatria’ted American war
prisoners wanted to return to
democracy. Hull said on his ar-
rival in Seoul that the American*
had “plenty of time,” at least 87
days in neutral custody, “to think
Rites Today For Mrs. Dora Hood, 91
Mrs Dora Ann Hood, 91, of 510
West Republic, died at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday at'a Baytown hospital.
Funeral service* were to be held
at 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial
Baptist church with the Rev. A. L.
Jordan, pastor, officiating Burial
■will be to Hill of Rest cemetery
under direction of Paul U. Lee fun-
Mrs. Hood was a member of the
Baptist church and of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy. She
had been ill for several weeks.
Survivors are threrd Slighter*.
Mrs. J. J. Lisenbee with whom she
lived; Mrs. J. J. Jackson of Cedar
Bayou and Mrs. C. V. Utley of
Other survivors are six grand-
children, nine great-grandchildren
and four great-great-grandchil-
Pallbearers will be Dale Lisen-
boe, Robert Llnsebee, Zeke Lisen-
bee, R. L. Martin, F. W. Staton
and T. W. Pickle.
ODDFELLOWS and Rebekahs will
have their annual Christmas*party
at 7 p.m. Tuesday at IOOF hall at
Humble and East Fourth streets.
Members and their families are in-
vited. The Christmas story will be
given, and Gifts will be exchanged.
For more information, members
may call 2751 or 4883.
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