Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 19, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 22, 1950 Page: 1 of 6
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—SUNDAY. JAN. 22. 1950
PRICE S CENTS PER COP1
Rice Students Have
Narrow Blast Escape
HOUSTON. Tex., Jan. 21 'U.Ri
A crude bomb, parked with TNT.
exploded in a Rice Institute dormi
tory early today, smashing win
down and dsors and showering
sleeping student* with glsus.
The draddenng roar hit the
north wing of the men's east hall
dormitory at 3 a. m., and police
••id bomb fragments showed the
contraption was powerful enough
to nave lulled every man in the
building had it been placed stra-
There were no injuries, although
the Maat roused the entire campus.
Clues were the ragged end of a
Saowden To Brill
Wildcat Well la
James H. Snowden. et al, of Fort
Warth has made application for
permission to drill the No. 1 Jessie
Lenoir as a 5,000 - foot wildcat in
Stephen* County four miles south
That project is to be 13)0 feet
from the north and 2.I0O feet from
the east tines of G. C. Peveler Sur-
W. J. Rhodes of Breckenridge
has completed the No. I-A Black
Brothers, wildcat 10 miles north
east of Breckenridge, with a gauge
of 21 barrels of oil and 60 per
cent water in 24 hours on pump.
The product ion was from the
open hole at 3^290-3,33fi feet, after
treatment with 1,000 gallons of
acid. Casing was set at 3.280 fret.
Location is 330 feet from the north
and 2,1M feet from the west lines
of Section 1138, TEAL Survey.
Wittraer - Knight A Ewing No.
1-B A. W. Mueller, west outpost to
production 14 miles southwest of
Breckenridge, has been plugged
and abandoned at *4,270 feet. No
shows were reported.
Location was 1,320 feet from the
north Serf BH feet from the east
lines or the northwest quarter of
Section 2S, A. Marshall Survey.
Another Stephens County failure
is the Seae d Lebtfs Drilling Cn.
No. 1 R. M. Rogers, offset to pro-
dUluu Me idle northwest of Can-
do, 1,1M feet from the south and
330 feet from the east lines of Sec-
tion .'10. Block 5, TAP Survey.
Total drpjh was 3,24.'! feet.
Fred M. Ma nning. Inc. has com-
pleted the Mo. 12 Manning- Haring-
ton UnR as an offset to produc-
tion in Throdtmorton County four
miles northwest of Throckmorton,
with a potential of 107 barrels of
40.5 gravity oil in 24 hours.
The production was from the
open hole at 3,907-29 feet. The oil
flowed through 32 H4 choke with
400 pounds casing presure. Flow-
ing tbuing pressure was 250 lbs.
Location for the new producer is
925 feet from the east and 825
feet from the north lines of Sec-
tion 23* BBB£C Survey
The DM* operator has spotted
the No. 2 Annie Irwin, Mississip-
pian~produrtion try seven and one-
half mite* southwest of Woodson.
Location is 330 feet south and 500
feet west of the southeast corner
of Section 1193, TEAL Survey, in
S. Hudler Survey. Permit depth is
5.000 feet with rotary.
Fred M. Manning No. 9-K R. A.
Brown Is to he an offset to pro-
duction five miles northwest of
Throckmorton. 2,075 feet from the
west and 553 feet from the south
lines of Section, 244 BBBdC Sur-
vey. Slated depth is 4,1 oo feet
piece of three inch piping, and
pieces of brick. A cap was screwed
on one end of the pipe, and the
entire lethal gadget was wrapped
in pieces of newspapers.
Police experts said the bomb
was devised by packing a pound of
TNT into a one-foot section of pipe,
and covering the explosive with
hits of brick and wads of paper.
They believed it was set off with
fust- and a detonating cap.
The explosion tore a two-foot
hole in the tile and plaster dormi-
tory wall. Glass sprayed across the
beds of several students. Four
doors were blown from their hing-
es, and glass transoms wen-
• ieorge Stronhal, 19-year-old
student from Port Arthur, Tex.,
was studying at the time of the
He heard the noise and then saw
a thick cloud of white smoke bil-
low through tne hallways. Students
raced to another building to call
firemen, believing the building was
Police were baffled as to wheth-
er the incident was a student prank
or an attempt at mass murder. The
five-ffoor dormitory houses 125
students In its north wing alone.
Capt. Edward Mollering, super-
intendent of the police identifica-
tion bureau, took bomb fragments
and bits of brick for analysis. He
said it might be possible to trace
Patrolman G. L. Bankston, one of
the first policemen to reach the
scene, believed the time element
s^ved students from death.
"There was at least a pound of
TNT in the bomb. Had it been
placed just right, it could have
killed everybody in the vicinity.
■But whoever placed it was obvious-
ly an a hurry, anxious to get out
of the building," he noted.
Dr. W illiam V. Houston, Rice
Institute president, viewed the ex-
plsion as a "student prank."
Mon Turns Over
Thrice In Auto
A car driven by Kddie R. Towns-
ley of Breckenridge turned over 3
miles west of tne Stephens county
Line in Shackelford county about
5:30 a. m. Saturday. Townsley was
driving towards Albany when he
met a J. E. Cox truck driven by
R. D. Beene, coming towards
Breckenridge. A wheel came off
the pole trailer attached to the
Cox truck, and the wheel 'nit the
Townsley car, causing it to over-
turn. No one was injured, accord-
ing to highway patrolmen. Two
men were riding in the Townsley
car. Rex Brown of Breckenridge
and an unidentified man.
Damage to the trailer was slight,
but there was considerable damage
ti> Townsley's car.
A collision was reported by
Chief J. D. Eason about 5:30 p.
m. Friday in front of the post
office. Mrs. Waype Jackson was
backing from the curb, and R. B.
Haley of Breckenridge was travel-
ing east on W. Williams when the
collision occurred. Haley's car was
damaged $Wt. and Mrs. Jackson's
car suffered $300 damage.
Abilene Ran Is
Put In Jail For
Roy H. Brockwell, Jr., of Abi-
lene is being held in the county-
jail with bond set at $1,000 on a
charge of aggravated assault.
Brockwell is charged with trying
to entice five juvenile girls, be-
tween the ages of 11 and 13. into
his automobile for immoral pur-
poses. Sheriff Tom Offield reports
Sheriff Offield states that Brock-
well was arrested after he offered
to give the children money if they
would go with him and let him
sketch them Friday evening and
night. He accosted the girls in the
vicinity of the theaters in down-
town Breckenridge, and was ar-
rested at the National Theater af-
ter the boys at the door spotted
the man for the Sheriff.
His bond, which has not yet been
mifde, ia returnable February 6,
1950, in district 90th court.
Joe Ray Manley of Bryson, Tex-
as, pleaded guilty Saturday to a
charge of driving while intoxicated
in district 90th court, and was
fined $50 and costs by Judge Floyd
Jones. Manley was arrested after
he ran into a telephone pole on
the west side of Breckenridge.
Fine Dress Mode
Of Eggplant Peel
MISSION, Tex., Jan. 21 <UR>—
A Chinese costume of eggplant peel
and an evening dress of dehydrated
citrus pulp were high fashion to-
day in the Rio Grande Valley.
They won first prizes last night
in the Texas Citrus Fiesta style
show featuring "garment of the
Miss Movelle Mason, of San
Juan, modeled the Chinese jacket
and slacks combination of egg-
pl.-<nt trimmed with grapefruit,
carnations and poinsettia, taking
top prize in the costume division.
Mrs. Robert Bensen of Mission
wore the sleek evening gown \ f
90 per cent citrus and 10 per cent
cotton seed, pulverised corn, glitter
and flowers to win the highest a-
ward in the evening dress division.
The show will be repeated to-
night with a different set of
A 90-minute parade of oranges
in downtown Mi—iou started fes-
tivities yesterday. A!T floats carried
out a citrus motif.
Big Texas Dam Proposed
Crowd Sees Film
At Bible Glass
The Rough Neck Bible Class
presented what was pronounced
by many a fine program at their
annual chili dinner Friday night,
228 being present for the dinner
and this number being raised to
350 to see the pitcure of the Notre
Dame—S.M.U. football game.
Guests were present from Stam-
ford, Haskell, Ranger, and Abi-
lene, among them Jarring John
Kimbrough, A A M All-American
now of Stamford.
Rusty Russell of S. M. U. spoke
before presenting the picture, re-
viewing teams he has been con-
nected with, including the Mighty
Mites of Mmsic Home, to say
that where ever a fine football,
team is found there also will be
found boys of high ideals. He
praised Doak Walker for his mo-
desty and high ideals, and added
that if Breckenridge has any more
players like Harry Dean S. M. U.
will give them an education.
Another thing that makes a
fine.team is a coach of fine char-
acter. Russell said, and added
that as long as Breckenridge has
coaches of the type of Pete Shot-
well, Eck Curtis and Cooper Rob-
bins the fans will not have to
worry about a good team.
In presenting the film of the
Notre Dame game he had high
praise for Sitko of Notre Dame,
who could not be stopped, and for
the defensive work of Billy Rich-
ards of Midland for S.M.U. He
said the Notre Dame team was
probably the best ever assembled
in America and that the S.M.U.
coaches are proud of the showing
made by the Mustangs, although
the Mustangs lost.
The meeting was pesided over
hy J. D. Sandefer, Jr., president,
and Rev. (A. J. Morgan, teacher,
made a few remarks after H. L.
Binyon had presented the class
with a fine large picture of Mr.
Morgan, a surprise to all.
Rev. Mr. Morgan in his remarks
said he believes there are more
good people in the world today
than ever before, men trying to do
right, and help their fellow man.
MY I CATHOLIC IS SHIEST
IF SUM N FHMTH
To Rotary Club
Mr. R V. Tidwell, President of
the Graham National Bank will
Mfctyess the local Rotary Club at
the 11 ■ idai Tuesday noon lunch-
eon January 24th. Mr. T id well's
—bji.it will be "Current Economic
Trends." This will he a very inter-
esting discussion and a large audi-
ence is expected. Visitors are invi-
ted to attend the meeting and re-
servations may be made by calling
Raral *025 or 1173.
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 21. «T-*>—
Smooth-swinging Polly Riley of
Fort Worth, Tex., carried a three-
stroke lead over Louise Suggs of
Carrollton, Ga., into the third
round of the Tampa Women's
Open golf tournament today.
Miss Riley slammed out a one
under women's par 38-3*5 . . .74
yesterday to finish the second
round at 146. The favored Babe
Zaharias of Ferndale, N. Y., could-
n't make her putter behave and
drifted back to a fourth-place 154.
Defending Champion Patty Berg
of Minneapolis also saw her game
go haywire. She muffed up to 87,
leaving her way back at 175.
Miss Suggs, National Women's
open champ, gunned for the $3,-
500 professionals prize money
with a 149 after shooting a 73 yes-
terday. Young Amateur Marlene
Bauer, Midland, Tex., was tied for
third at 150 with Pro Betty Jame-
son. San Antonio, Ten. Miss Bauer
had a 75 yesterday and Miss Jam-
eson a 75.
TK T« PLUT CLtVEl FN
In a review and explanation of
the precepts of the Church, Father
Harry Wade, Redemptoress Order,
gave a brief and clear explanation
of why he is Catholic to those at-
tending the mission at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church Friday
"I am a Catholic," Father Wade
says, "Because I believe in God
and in the divinity of Jesus
Christ. I believe Christ is God
because He fulfilled all the pro-
phecies concerning Him, because
of the miracles which He worked,
and because He demonstrated His
power of life and death, and of
forgiving sins, which God, alone is
able to do. *
Since I believe in Christ. I must
accept all of his teachings or reject
Him entirely. Father Wade con-
tinued. Christ told Peterc "Thou
art a rock, and upon this rock I
build my Church .and the gates of
Hell shall not prevail against it."
By this, he states, I must believe
his church will endure, and that
it must trace in a direct unbroken
line to' the apostles. Again, Christ
said, "whatever you shall bind on
earth, shall be hound in Heaven.
Whatever you loose on earth, shall
be loosed in Heaven," giving them
divine authority in matters of
faith and morals, as well as pow-
er to forgive sins. Again he said
go ye and teach all nations," sig-
nifying that His church should be
universal, teaching the same doc-
trine which He taught.
The only church. Father Wade
states, that ia one, teaching one
doctrine and having the same ser-
vice all over the world, is the
To Attend Church
Large crowds keep coming to
hear the famed "Cowboy" preach-
er, B. B. Crimm. The Evangelist
drew a picture Friday night of
Catholic Church. It traces its ori-
gin straight back to the apostles,
and is therefore apostolic, is all
over the world, an universal, is
holy, as proven by the number of
saints and martyrs and miracles
recorded not only in church but in
secular history. Therefore, Father
Wade continued, I have no choice
but to believe in God, and to be-
lieve that the Church which he
founded is the Catholic Church.
The priest continued by giving
an explanation of the precepts of
the chureh, which were passed by
Holy Mother Church as a help to
observing Christ's teachings. The
precepts are: (1) Attend Mass on
Sundays and Holy days of obliga-
tion under pain of mortal sin, and
abstain from all unnecessary ser-
vile works on these days; (2) Fast
and abstain on Fridays and days
appointed; (3) Go to confession at
least once a year; (4) Receive
Holy Communion at least once a
year, during the Easter time;
(5) Contribute to the support of
your pastor and church; (6)
Marry a Catholic before a Cath-
olic priest and in the presence of
two Catholic witnesses.
The first precept was written to
help enforce God's commandment
"Keep Thou Holy the Sabbath
Day. Abstaining from meat on
Friday has a twofold purpose,
penance and observance of the
day on which Christ suffered His
passion, and died on the Cross.
Confession, because if you do not
go to confession and Communion
at least once a year, it indicates
you are slipping farther from God.
Confession also serves as a kind
of spiritual inventory. Contribu-
tion to the support of pastor and
church is an obligation all church-
es observe. The precept concern-
ing marriage was discussed at the
Wednesday night lecture.
the sinner—how he was
and foot to the slavery and bond-
Mow is the time to make prepar-
ation far that Madrid Clover to
It this Spring. Several
farmers, cooperating with the
Lawer Clear Fork of the Brazos
vation District, have
clover arid highly re-
It for grazing and hay
m well as soil improvement.
Man/hrt! and Elmer Thompson
of Cadis, Texas have grown Ma-
M flb*er far the last three
yaars- xhey report that ^besides
«#*hay'to" the' acre. They
hay ta he of about the
only to be a
good quality crop, but highly
Other C ooperators who have
planted Madrid Clover, and who
recommend it include: Arthur Da-
vis of (van, Oliver Wesley of La-
Casa, Robert Jackson of White
Flats, Buddy Broyles of Gunsight,
and Price Phillips of Eolian.
Madrid Clover ia a two-year
deep-rooted legume producing hay
and grazing the first year, and
grazing as wejl as a seed crop the
second year. No other legume so
well penetrates the subeoil and
opens the soil for aeration and
Madrid Clover seed is hard to
find and seed should be purchased
early. Local teehniciana of the Soil
Conservation 3ei ke will assist in
•^curing ami planting seed.
age of sin with character gone,
t. He sum
. tag. "The
Cure takes away all oar sins and
friends gone, family gone,
"lealth gone. He sumi ,
me by saying. "The Christ
makes us new creatures; this
Christ gives us religion and not
'Sinner," said he. "you need to
of this Man of
catch a glimpse
Galilee, who can
and talk with the King.
Sunday morning his subject
will be After That Zhm Travail-
eth. She Brought Forth Her
Children;" at 3 pun. "Why CM
Loves the Sinner" and Sunday
"Why Be a Christian or
Prepare to Meet God." The
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TMEI STATES IV BEHEFIT
HIM 84 HUMS PtOJECT
PAID IN SILVER—Above is pictured members of the local National
Guard unit being paid off in silver dollars. Capt, R. C. Brittain is shown
seated and Tech. Sgt. Homer Coody signing the payroll. In the back-
ground can be seen 1st Sgt. Pete Alexander and Sgt. Vernon DeLong,
the headless member not identified.
Workers, 65* Can
Get Benefits On
Part Time Job
"Sixty-five year old workers may
be eligible for monthly social se-
curity benefits even though they
are still employed part of the
time," states Ralph T. Fisher, man-
ager of the Abilene social secur-
"Too frequently we meet a work-
er who believes that he has to be
permanently retired before he can
receive his old-age insurance bene-
fits," Fisher continued. "Because of
t'nis misunderstanding, we have had
cases where the worker did not
file his application when he be-
came insured and consequently
lost hundreds of dollars in pay-
ments. You see, only three months
back payments can be made when
a person is late in filing his appli-
"As long as the insured worker
is employed on a job not covered
by the Social Security Law, he can
receive his monthly old-age bene-
fits. Such jobs are found in agri-
culture, government, as domestic
servants in private homes, in cer-
tain religious, charitable and non-
profit organizations, and among
"I strongly urge that all workers,
who have done some social secur-
ity wor'r get in touch with our
office as soon as they become sixty-
fi^e," Fisher continued. "We will
be glad to discuss their rights
with them and determine if they
are eligible to receive insurance
payments. By doing this they can
prevent the loss of payments."
A representative from the Abi-
lene social security office will be
in Breckenridge on Friday. Jan-
uary 27, at Room 200 of the Post
Office, at 10:00 a. m. Anyone wish
ing to apply for benefits or obtain
further information about social
security should call at that time.
March of Dunes
The Mrj-ch of Dimes drive which
was launched here this week with
a goal of $4,450, hail to its credit
Friday, $133.50 in deposits and
pledges amounting to about $600,
Bob Chapman, chairman of the
drive, reported here Saturday.
Chapman also announced a sched-
ule for the operation of the March
of Dimes bnpth at the Burch Ho-
tel. The Girl Scouts were in charge
of the polio booth Saturday, with
the Anna Frank Artist Club due
to take charge Monday. The
Wednesday Study Club will spon-
sor the booth Wednesday, the Wo-
man's Club will preside Thursday,
the Platonian Study Club Friday,
and the Air Scouts Saturday. So
far, they havent found anyone to
take charge of the booth Tuesday,
Negro In Death
Row Runs Amuck
NASHVILLE, Tenn.. Jan. 21. <U.F> |
—A Negro "death row" prisoner1
attacked a guard and stabbed a-
nother prison inspector here yes-
terday, but his escape ended in
death before a turnkey's pistol
fire in the state penitentiary yard.
Herbert Bearden, 19, facing el-
ectrocution Tuesday for the rape
of a Knoxville white woman, first
fell upon Guard R. H. French
when the guard let him out of his
cell to shave, Warden Glenn Swaf-
Dashing into the yard, Bearden
stabbed prison paint inspector Jim
Payne in the back with a piece of
iron he had riped from his cot.
French reciweied quickly and ran
to Payne's aid and
Rudman Suit WR
|Bs Tried In City
The Court of Civil
Eastland Friday affirm*
focal District Court
_ 1. miWWMan
gment of the
in the appealed case of Norman
W. Rudman vs. L. D. Hawkins. In
the court below Hawkins had sued
both Rudman and his wife, Sadie
Rudman, on a contract for an at-
torney's fee in a suit for divorce
filed by her early last year. Both
defendants filed pleas of privilege
seeking to remove the case to Dal-
las for trial on the ground that
they resided in Dallas. On the
venue issue Mrs. Rudman waived
her plea of privilege, testifying
that she had "moved back to
Breckenridge Thursday at 8 • o'-
clock." Rodman insisted on his
plea of privilege and appealed
from an order overruling it. The
effect of the decision of the appe-
llate court ia to held that the case
must he tried at Breckenridge.
Are Appointed By
At a meeting of President H. S.
Lemmons with the advisory com-
mittee of the Breckenridge Cham-
ber of Commerce Friday after
noon standings committees were
selected, the special committees to
remain the same until final re-
ports are made to the board.
With reference to the commit-
tees Lemmons said that the great-
er part of the work of the Cham-
ber of Commerce this year will
depend upon the work of the com-
mitteemen on whom he is depend-
Meetings of the board of direc-
tors will be held monthly, the date
of these meetings to be set at the
meeting in February.
The advisory committee is com-
posed of past presidents B. H.
Trammell, R. W. Chapman, E. C.
Ray, M. E. Daniel and Eugene
Chairmen of the standing com-
mittees appointed are as follows:
Trade Extension—R. C. Hark-
rider; Highway—Eugene Thomp-
son; Housing—W. W. Rogers.
Publicity—E. J. Nelson; Military
Affairs—A. G. Chastain; Indus-
trialization—A. H. Miller; Oil and
Gas—J. D. Sandefer, Jr.; Live-
stock and Agriculture—H. M.
Veale; Special Holidays—Sam
Finance—A. J. Buchanan; Avi-
ation—J. D. Sandefer Jr.; Contin-
uous Membership—R. W. Chap-
man ; Rodeo—M o n r o e Veale;
Health and Sanitation—Dr. H. H.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.
Secretary of the Interior Oscar L.
Chapman today submitted to the
States of Texas, Oklahoma and
New Mexico a proposal to build an
.$84,Ko«,000 dam and reservoir on
the Canadian River in West Tex-
The proposal, he said, would al-
leviate the water shortage of 11
northwest Texas cities, which now
pump their water from wells
which are lowering the water tab-
le to a dangerous point.
The plan also will be submitted
to the various federal agencies in
the area interested in the Cana-
Chapman said the program caljs
for building a dam and reservoir
aqueducts and canals about 45
miles from Amarillo, Tex. This re-
servoir would supply water for
the cities of Amarillo, Pampa,
Borger, Plainview, Lubbock, Taho-
ca, O'Donnell, Lamesa, Slayton,
Levetland, and Littlefield.
The plan, which was prepared
by the Reclamation Bureau, calls
for a repayment program which
would send back to the U. S.
treasury about 93 per cent of the
construction costs over a 50-year
Chapman said that in addition
to meeting the needs of West
Texas water users the dam would
aid in flood control work on the
Canadian and lower the sedimen-
tation of the lower river.
Reclamation Commissioner Mich-
ael W. Straus, under whose direc-
tion the plan was drawn up, said
"investigations of this project
have indicated clearly the need for
this development. The project ci-
ties now obtain their water sup-
plies from pumping water from
water-bearing strata which are in-
adequate for the present de-
The U. S. geological survey in-
cludes the Amarillo-Lubbock area
of Northwest Texas among the
most critical areas in the country
as far as depleted ground water
supplies are concerned.
Some weeks ago that agency
said that if the present trend in
pumping of ground water keeps
up the wells would soon "become
Oaths To Reds
PRAGUE. Czechoslovakia, Jan.
2t lU.R"—The official news agency
reported today that Czech clergy-
men, including Catholic priests,
had takfn oaths of loyalty to the
Catholic sources competent to
comment on the agency report were
not available immediately.
A protestant source said yes-
terday that Lutheran pastors had
recrived orders to go to their re-
gional committees and take the
loyalty oath. The source said the
pastors were reluctant to obey.
The loyalty oath Was one of the
m.un points of dispute in the
months-long struggle betwern the
Communist government and fne
Roman Catholic Church in Czechos-
Czech Bistops finally agreed
that the priests could take the
oath if they added the reservation
"provided it does not conflict with
the laws of Go||, the church or t'ne
natural rights of man."
A high source said the priests
could make the reservation secretly
to themselves "so they will be
able to keep out of trouble." The
source added that "our job now is
'o keep our priests free to enable
them to continue their religious
Given Life Term
BRADY, Tex., Jan. "21. <UJB—
Mrs. Sandra , Peterson waited to-
day in a jail cell she could "never
call home" as her defense counsel
decided whether to appeal a ver-
dict which would place her behind
bars for life.
A jury of farmers and ranchers
last night found the 18-year-old
Massachusetts girl guilty of mur-
der with malice aforethought in
the roadside slaying and robbery
of a Brady realtor.
They sentenced her to life im-
prisonment after deliberating
more than five hours.
She was found guilty of killing
Lewis Patterson, a businessman
who had given her and a hitch-
hiking companion, 15-year-old Lo-
retta Fae Mozingo, a lift.
Rev. O. Stephens
To Speak Sunday
I Rev. Oran Stephens, District
Superintendent of the Cisco Dis-
trict of the Methodist Church, will
preach at the morning service of
the local Methodist Church today.
He has been Superintendent of
this district for three years and
is well known in Breckenridge.
The choir of the church will
sing as its special anthem of the
morning, "Hide Not Thy Face,"
by Haydn Morgan.
An invitation'has been extended
by the pastor for all to attend the
services of this Sunday.
so deep, and the expense of haul-
ing water up would become so
high, that the farm crops raised
will no longer pay the pumping
"Water tables are dropping,
Straus said, "and the present rate
of withdrawal cannot be maintain-
ed. The Canadian River is the only
availiable permanent source of
surface water supply that can be
developed at a reasonable cost."
Held On Tuesday
The body of Capt. Davis B. Maul-
din, only son of Mr. and Mrs.
George H. Mauldin, arrived in
Ranger at 12:30 a. m. Saturday,
and now lies in state at the family
residence, 708 W. Third. The body
was escorted by Capt. Robert B.
Grtene of Brooklyn, N. Y.
Capt. Mauldin, .. graduate of
Breckenridge High School in 1937
and a graduate of Texas Technol-
ogical College, is the highest rank-
ing officer to be returned to Ste-
phens county for reburial.
He was born April 22. 1920, in
Comanche county, and iw-v d here
with his parents in 192B, finisned
high school and entered service
from here. Besides his parents, he
is survived by a son, George Regi3
Mauldin of Olney. and his mr-ter-
nal grandmothr r, Mrs. Rose Davis
Receiving his commission June
9, 1942 as an engineer at Mineral
Wells, he became company com-
manding officer in the 5th Arm-
ored Division at Camp <'o«.k, ralif..
where he traini d in deseit wir-
fare at Indio, Crlif., until De-
cember, 1942. He moved with lite
5th Armored to Tennessee, and
then to Pine C:.mp, New York in
For a short time he trrrnsfrrred
to the Air Corps at Fort Berating,
Ga., studying special communica-
tions. He helped organize the
281st Combat Engineers, a ne out
fit, at Camp Butnei, N'. C., in Jan-
uary, 1943. Capt. Mauldin reported
for overseas duty, and arrived in
England October 1944, going into
the combat ar. a in December,
1944, with the 3rd Army.
Capt Mauldin was killed Easter
Sunday, April I. 1945, during a se-
vere counter attack by a German
SS division near Frankfort, Ger-
many. Assigned to .-in engineer out-
fit where he was plans arid train-
ing oficer. he r-cruited an engineer
outfit and attempted to lead it to
the rescue of a similar croup trap-
ped on Easter Sund iy morning.
He was fatally wounded during
Funeral s ■ vices will be ii-ld at
! o'clock Tuesday cft'-mo- n at the
First Baptist Churrh with Rer. J.
C. Massegee and Rev. D. C. Ham,
former chaplains, officiating, assis-
ted by Rev. A. J. .Wngan. Full
military honors will lie observed,
and burial will be in Rreckr nridge
Cemetery, with Kiker Fnneral
Home in charge.
Serves 8 Years
ATLANTA, Jan. 21. <TJ.H —San-
ford Allen was pardoned today
after serving eight years for a
crime he did not commit.
State Parole Board Chairman
Edwin B. Everett said a girl who
claimed Allen criminally assaulted
her told the board recently that
she had lied.
IBS JW B KMLOCKEI
AFTER IBM Nil HOUR
Talks Too Fast;
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21. <CJ >
—Suddenly realizing he had giv-
en too quick an answer, George
Razee, 36, held as a suspected
pander and narcotic addict, jump-
ed out a window of police head-
quarters to his death late yester-
Questioned on whether he was
one of two men who robbed Milton
Cohen of $150, a diamond ring and
a wrist watch, Razee blurted out:
"It's a damned lie. We didn't get
$150. We only got $38. And we
didn't get no jewelry."
As police began writing in their
report Razee suddenly jumped
through a closed window and fell
to his deatk four floors below. A
trying to stop him was
with the rubber heel to Ra-
zee's shoe in baud.
By H. D. QUIGG
United Press Staff Correspondent
NEW YORK, Jan. 21 'UK—The
federal court jury of eight women
and four men, apparently was dead-
locked in deliberation on the fate of
Alger Hiss today, 21 hours and
45 minutes, after receiving the
second perjury case against him.
The jury recessed for lunch at
12:55 p. m. EST. and returned to
the jury room at 2:0? p. m.
The jury had spent eight hours
and 35 minntes in actual delibera-
tion when it went to lunch.
Presiding Judge Henry W. God-
dard adjourned court until 2:15 p.
The 45-year-old defendant, for-
mer president of the Carnegie En-
dowment for prrmanent peace smd
State Department advisor to Pres-
ident Roosevelt at Yalta, spent
most of the morning with his wife
and attorneys in the defense suit
on the 13tn floor of the skyscraper
United Statrs Courthouse.
Hiss maintained his easy smile
and polite demeanor as he escort-
ed his wife to the elevator on their
wgy to lunch.
While the jury deliberated the
question of whether Hiss
Communist spy within the State-
Department in the late 13W3. a-
bout 150 spectators, newspaper-
men, and mepibers of thr staffs of
connsel stood in t'ne marble corri
dor outside the courtroom or sat
in small groups conversing inside.
Hiss Later Found
Builty Of Perjury
NEW YORK, Jan. 21. <U.
—A Federal Court jury to-
day found Alger Hiss guilty
Judge Goddarri re-read to the
jury the parts of his charge re-
lating to those legal definitions.
The jury deliberating the fate
of Alger Hiss, 45-year-old for-
mer State Department official, had
received the second perjury case
against him at 3:10 p. m. yester-
day. After spnding th night in a
mid-town hotel, it resumed delib-
erations at 9:20 a. m. today.
Hiss is charged with lying in
denying the accusations of Whit-
taker Chambers, a former Com-
munist spy courier, that Hiss de-
livered State Department secrets
to Chambers for a Communist un-
derflow#'Apparatus in February
and March of 1938.
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