Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 24, 1957 Page: 1 of 6
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114 E. Elm Phone HI 9-4411
Full Leased Wire UNITED PRESS
"NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITY DAILY NEWSPAPER"
NEA Newsphoto Service
VOL. 37 NO. t7
BRECKENRIDGE, TEXAS—THURSDAY, JAN. 24. 1957
PRICE DAILY 8 CENTS, SUNDAY 10 CENTS
New Cold Front
ANOTHER RECORD BROKEN?—Bobby Morrow, ACC and world track star and Coach Oliver Jackson
arc here shown looking at stop batches. Judging from the smile on Morrow's face the watches must
show another record broken. Morrow will be on the Breckinridge Lions Club program Friday noon.
This week Morrow was honored with a resolution, in the Texas Senate.
* * * * * *
Accepts Call To
The Rev. Frank Du Bose has
resigned us pastor of the First
Baptist Church inHroch, Texas to
accept the call to be pastor of the
Bethany Buptist Church of this
city, lie and his wife and four
children, Elizabeth 15, Jeannie 10,
Mike 8, and Celia 4, will be mov-
ing here sooh and he will begin
his work here February 13.
The Rev. Du Bose is a native
of Elva, Alabama. H e began
preaching at the age of 16
and was ordained to the ministery
at the age of 17.
The Rev. Du Bose attended the
University of Oklahoma and is an
honor graduate of Baylor Univers-
ity, from which he received his A.
B. and M. A. Degrees. During
his pastorate in Brock, he has been
attending the Seminary in Ft.
Worth," when- he will receive his
B. D. Degrees in July.
Before entering the Seminary,
the minister was pastor of the
Garden Oaks Baptist Church in
Houston, where he aided the church
in the building of a $100,000 plant.
He also served as Associations I
Training Union Director while
He has recently been serving as
clerk of the Parker Association.
Du Bose has attended Baylor and
the Seminary in Ft. Worth, and
has been serving as Chorister of
the I'arker Association.
Olympics Triple MmM
Winner To Address CWb
Is Bue In Texas
(By UNITED PRESS)
A new cold front rolled toward
Texas today with another round
of rain and snow for the northern
half of the state.
Forecasters said the front would
reach the Texas Panhandle by to-
night and predicted scattered light
ruin over the Panhandle and
South Plains, changing to snow
The rain generally was expected
to be light, but one forecaster
said it would be "pretty general"
over the state. Rain was forecast
through Friday over | the entire
state, with some snow' flumes in
the north section of North Central
Texas as the front moved in.
The mercury was expected to
dip again beginning tonight, with
a low of 15 to 25 predicted for
the Panhandle and upper South
Rain or drizzle fell over much of
Central and East Texas last night
and today, but measurements gen-
erally were under a tenth of an
Presidio recorded .14 oft an inch
for the 24-hour period ended at
7:30 a. rn. today. Lesser amounts
were reported at Alpine, Waco,
Brownsville, San Angelo, Dallas,
Del Rio, Fort Worth, Corpus
Christi, Galveston and Junction.
The rain was to let up late to-
day until the new cold front
moves down from the northwest
and pushes through the state Fit
day. Ruin was expected to change
to snow .over the Panhandle and
Red River Valley late tonight and
Low temperatures early today
ranged from 23 at Dalhart to 47
at Laredo. Childress had a low of
25, Lubbock 28, Wichita Falls 29,
Amarillo 30, El Paso and Austin
35, Dallas 33, Lufkin 38 and Hous-
Howard Swan son, president of j sj
the Breckenrifige Lions Club an-
nounces that Bobby Morrow, ACC
athlete and the holder of about as
many track records as the proverb-
ial Carter had oats, will be guest
Seen or Heard
By C. M. H.
Poll lax receipts scarcely moved
yesterday (less than 900) posing a
possible low record—elections this
year include school board, lake
project, senator and two city com-
missioners ' Frank Peliitsari
Jr. says emergency lights for fires
etc may now he had at Red Cross
office In Sager Hotel .... C-C rep-
resentatives from hene went to
Abilene today to attend WTCC
meeting on securing industries.
)tis Daniel Campbell has joined
ay and will be stationed at
Diss Twenty-one tfraft-
Grahain army area came
£h on bus today en route to
bilehe .for physicals F. J.
(Toad) Copeland improved in
Report today was that J. B.
Stoker will go to Mineral Wells
Friday when result to sight of in-
j tired eye may become definite^
known George W. Palmer,
who broke jail at Palo Pinto to be
returned for trial tomorrow for
theft of O. L. McElroy's car ....
Earnest Kime received his master's
degree from East Texas State,
Mrs. Frank Pellissari had fifteen
Tuesday night for Italian dinner
service as contribution to March
of Dimes .... No arrest, no fire
report .... "Light occasional rain"
means we may or may not get
moisture .... And, the poll tax
situation is something people here
should bestir themselves oVer. -
Thought Iter The Moment. It to
■el for man to rest in absolute
CR AN POOR, N. J. <im— Grap-
pleis recovered the bodies of two
of three missing children from the
Rahway River Wednesday night
near a dam which had been a
death trap for other youngsters.
Police and volunteers searched
with searchlights in sub freezing
weather early today for the third
child, 9-year-old Richard Johnson.
The frozen bodies of Richard's
sister, Martlvi, and Philip Har-
rington Jr., both 7, were found by
a search party near where tvyo
other children drowned in 1952
* The children's rigid bodies, their
arms outstretched for aid, were
hooked with grappling irons under
the South Avenue Bridge, a quar-
ter mile upstream' from Droesch-
er's Mill Dam.
The dam has been one of the
community's winter play spots for
children for years. Two-year-old
Joseph Behan plunged through the
ice of the river and drowned
March 27, 1952. Peter Shoukimas,
5, had drowned in a similar acci-
dent Jan. 14, 1948.
The township had ordered a
study of how to preveijt further
mishaps after the drownings but
no action had been taken.
The children's parents said they
had warned them just last week
to stay off the river's ice.
The victims were the children
of Mr. and Mrs. Malcom Johnson
And Mr. and Mrs. Phillip 0. Har-
rington. Johnson is a locally
prominent attorney, and Harring
ton is a ship superintendent for
the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp.
in Staten Island, N. Y.
eaker at the Lions Club Friday,
the program will be in charge of
J. D. Sandefer Jr. Lions members
have been asked to make reserva-
tions for--themselves and their
Bobby was born on Oct. 15, 1935
to Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Morrow of
San Benito in the Rio Grande
Valley. Bobby's father still ope-
rates a 600-acre farm there, and
Bobby works some of his own land
us well as help on his Dud's place
during the summer months.
He played football four years
at San Benito High at tailback
and was captain of the-squad one
year. In high school track he ran
the 100 yani dash, 220, the 440
occasionally, and-on. the .440. yard
and mile relay teams. He also did
some broad jumping.
Here is Morrow's progress rec-
ord while *in junior high and high
After graduating from high
school Bobby married his school
sweetheart, Jp Ann. They are tak-
ing the same course of study at
Abilene Christian College.
Tied Record With Wind
In his freshman year at ACC,
Morrow became the second man in
history to record a time'of 9.1
for 100 yards but like Mel Patton
of USC, who also turned the trick,
a tail wind prevented the mark
from counting as a world record.
His best official time as. a fresh-
man in the distance was 9.4, a
time he has repeated many times
since then. His best 220 time as
a freshman was 20.7, 20.5 with a
Of course, Morrow has actually
bettered that time of 20.7 consider-
ing he has an official 20.6 for 200
meters around a curve. The dist-
ances are almost the same and run-
ningHhe curve in 20.6 is an Olym-
pic record Bobby chalked up at
Bobby's tall frame (6-1%) and
175 pounds of powei and drive
sent him to the National. AAU
100-yard dash crown as a college
freshman and also the NAIA titles
(Continued on Page 4)
United. Press Stuff Correspondent
a husky bachelor, went back to'
his "routine" pint today, "awaiting
a judge's decision on whether the
20 shots Rose tossed off in his
courtroom without batting an eye
were enough to discredit a drunk-
Rosen 6-foot, 238-pound ex-Navy
flier, breezed through a drunko-
meter test with a "non-intoxicat-
ed" score after his five-hour bout
with the bottle Wednesday and
walked a straight line out of the
courtroom proclaiming he was "as
sober as the judge."
The judge, Francis A. Sobieski,
ordered a friend to drive Rose
home and also instructed Rom to
"Sleep it off ior a white" before
getting behind i steering wheel. „
Rose, however, contended there
were no serious effects from the
20 jiggers of straight whiskey he
put away. His phone went unan-
swered Wednesday night,
Sobieski promised a ruling by
Friday on whether the 44-year-old
retired real estate man was ac-
tually too drunk to drive when ar-
rested last week tin the basis of
a .246 drunkometer reading. A
reading of .150 is considered the
point of intoxication.
Rose contended the "seven or
eight" drinks he had before his
arrest far from did him in, de-
spite the drunkometer. He won a
round in the court test when, with
a pint and a quarter of 86-proof
whiskey under his
his breath only '
Boird Man Freed
Of Murder Charge
ABILENE. Tex. <CP>— Albert
Kanady r as judged innocent
Wednesday of murder with mal
ice in the sthooting Oct. 29 of a
and student council president.
During the two-day trial, four
youths who accompained the boy.
16-year-old James RiTee Tyson, to
Kanady's service station in Baird
the night of the shooting admit-
ted to prying open the soft drink
box there. They suid it wasn't
the first time they had done it.
SOUGHT FOR PRESIDE!!
White And Negro
By AL KUETTNER
United Press Staff Correspondent
ATLANTA (U.R) — White and
Negro state university student
sympathizers of a Negro bus in-
tegration movement in Tallahas-
see, Fia., today defied an official
ultimatum to stay out of the in-
A spokesman for a group of the
students who joined 600 adult Ne-
groes at a mass rally in Tallahas-
see Wednesday night said they
will continue their pro-integration
activites "even if it means quit-
Among the student rally speak-
ers was Joe Spagna, of all-white
Florida State University. He and
A&M University were arrested
last week for sitting together on a
A Tallahassee court Wednesday
set their trials for Jan. 31.
Following the arrests and two
visits by groups of white and Ne-
gro students to the Negro rallies,
the policy making State Board of
Control announced it would con-
sider further student participation
in the integration controversy as
"endangering the welfare of our
But Wednesday night the student
rally delegations hacj grown to a
dozen white and about 50 Negro
Roy Wilkins, executive secre-
tary for the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
raising dinner *in Atlanta Wednes-
day night that "most white peo-
ple in the South are jnot free to-
day * *
GUARD—Patty, the Erwin Booths' pet cocker spaniel, suffering with
a broken leg, "sits" guard amid debris of the Booths' home in
Nashville, Tenn., which' was destroyed by a tornado Jan. 22.
Baniel To Back
yUlrins likened white southern- ■gayB 'he will back a move to require
itI/*I lnQfiai*cnin ta rno Hacgoc • •. « « .
political leadership to the "bosses
at the top in Moscow" and told
300 Negroes at the $50-a-plate din-
ner that southerners "are on the
brink of being unable to think their
Autopsy Fails To Reveal Cause
SEEN IN CHILDREN'S DEATH
By ROBERT T. LOUGHRAN
United Press Staff Correspondent
CHICAGO <U.Pt — Authorities
said today the slaying of two
teen-aged sisters could have been
the crime of a mad chemist skill-
ed in the workings of unusual
poisons which leave no traces.
The new turn in the massive
police investigation followed the
failure of a post-mortem examina-
tion to give any clue as to how
the girls were slain. There was
no evidence they had been raped.
The unclothed and frozen bodies
of the victims, Barbara Grimes.
15, and her sister, Patricia, 13,
were found Tuesday dumped in a
ditch on the city's southwest out-
Dr. Jerry K. Kearns, one of
three pathologists who conducted
Wednesday's autopsy, said it may
take several days to determine
the cause of death.
"The murderer in this case w,us
diabolically clever," Kearns said.
"He used a method which we
are unable to detect. Perhaps he
is a person trained in chemistry
and with a knowledge of unusual
The four-hour autopsy showed
the girls were not killed by vio-
lence, t&rbon monoxide, suffoca-
tion, or any ..of the usual poisons
or drugs, the pathologists said.
Meanwhile, police said a man
who had been questioned inten-
sively for two days in the case
passed a lie detector test Wednes-
day night and is not considered
a "good suSpect."
Onet of Nine Letters
And the FBI Joined with thou-
sands of city and county police in
Bacon and Owen pi Breckenridge
No> 1 G. T. Bledsoe will be a 3,600-
foot rotary project in' the regular
field five miles southwest of Breck-
enridge in Stephens County.
Site is 1,404 feet from the north
and 800 feet from the west lines
of the northeast quarter of Section
32, Block 8, TAP Survey.
Two Admitted To
cator to .122
-The test di(
t the itidi-
Stephens Memorial Hospital re-
ports two admissions: Mrs. Clara
Corbett and Jakie Wells.
There were four dismissals: R.
N. George, Mrs. Don Betty, Mrs.
the investigation on the basis of
a $5,000 ransom note to the girls'
mother, mailed after the sisters
(Continued on Page 4)
Red Engines Are
Seen But No Fire
By DOC QUIGG
United Press Staff Correspondent
NEW YORK <U.E>— Sometimes
it seems to me that our public
hysteria spasms are getting back
to the mass lunacy of the 1920s.
I don't know how it has been in
/our town, but there has been a
heavy hullabaloo in our town re-
cently over a Bergman named. In-
After 34 highly—and neatly—
Dublicized hours in New York,
Miss Bergman departed these
shores "weary but smiling" as
the papers said.
If you ask me personally, "I say
T couldn't care less that Ingrid
does—whether she comes, goes,
stays put. or shilly-shallies. What
earthly difference does it make?
Miss Bergman is an actress—
a prettty fair one. With a lovely
face and a fetching accent—who
had a child by one man while still
married to another man. This
comes under the category of forth-
right action, if nothing else.
I do not come before you today
to discuss morals, religion, or the
law. For all I know Miss Bergman
may be a paragon of virtue; with
the recititude of a New England
church steeple. I believe, however,
that she has been quoted as dub-
bing her action a '"mistake." And
she said it's how people act after
their mistakes that county
> My interest is in the terrible
tizzy thrown by this burg on the
occasion of her brief visit.
You'y have to pardon mej. But I
just don't get it. I saw the red en-
gines, but I didn't see the fire. ^
AUSTIN <U.E>—Gov- Price Daniel
IN N. Court Phone HI 9
Mostly cloudy through Fri-
day, turning colder with occa-
sional light or freesing rain.
Low tonight 33, high tomorrow
S8. Low last night 24, .high yes-
I terday St.
a majority vote to determine his
successor in the U. S. Senate, bflt
only if two-thirds of the state
legislators ask him to do so.
The governor, in his first press
conference since becoming chief
executive, said he would leave the
mutter strictly up to the legisla-
ture, but that he would tag the
bill for emergency action if. two-
thirds of the lawmakers so pe-
That would mean that the bill,
proposed by Rep. Joe. Pool of
Dallas,, could be enacted and be-
come effective before the!April 2
election when the . voters .will
name a man to fill out Daniel's
Under present statutes,'any can-
didate who leads the ticket ge&
the job, while Pool's ,proposal
would make ai majority, necessary
or force 'the race -info * a.'run-off
between .the two top men'. .
"1 think everyone knoyifc I .per-
sonally prefer, that a .majority se-
lect a senator, rather than a
minority," he said, but then added
he did not intend to try and
influence the legislature on the
Daniel also said he would not
take a stand for or against any
candidate for the post now being
held under interim appointment
by Dallas attorney William A.
Five Democrats and Republican
Thad Hutcheson, a Houston attor-
ney, have announced for the post
and Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey has in-
dicated he may jump into the
The Democrats include state
Sen. Searcy Bracewell of Houston;
James P. Hart and Ralph Yarbo
rough of Austin; Hugh Wilson of
Port Arthur, and CohgresSman-at-
Large Martin Dies.
The basketball team, represent-
ing the First Methodist Church
defeated the First Christian team
46 to 37 in a hard fought game
which was very close throughout
the first three quarters with the
lead changing hands several times
in each quarter. Bobby Alexander
scored 12 of his 21 points in the
last half to put the Methodists
out in front early in the 4th quar-
ter. Elias Cruze was high point
man for the Christian team with
12 points, followed by Eddie Ken-
driclc with 10 points for the night
In games played Tuesday night
the Church of Christ defeated the
Bethany Baptist team 41 to 35.
The First Presbyterian team de-
feated the First Christian team
49 to 21. The Presbyterian and
Church of Christ teams lead in
league play at this point with two
wins aiVd no losses each.
ROME, N. Y. (EE)— Air Force
planes flew over the Adirondack
Mountain foothills early today in
the hope of spotting fires built by
the crew of a missing KC97
tanker presumed to have crashed
north of Griffiss Air Force Base.
An Air Force spokesnvin said
the .searcheys were going on the
resumption that if any of the
Wreckage Of Plane
Found In Mountains
ROME, N. Y- <UE>—The wreck-
age of a K097 Air Force
tanker plane was found today
"in nugged Adirondack ^terrain*
near North Lake; N. Y.,. bj? an
Air."Force helicopter,-stute police
reported. It was nor'determined
'immediately if there weife, "ajiy
survivors among theseueri men
• AIT crewmen . were , litter- re-
plane's ' seVen-hVart crow fiad"'•sur-
vived the crash they would build
fires as signals and to keep warm
in sub-freezing weather.
Ground search efforts, which
had concentrated in an area 10
miles north of here where resi-
dents reported hearing a plane
circling Tuesday night, were called
off at nightfall. They were to re-
(Continued on Page 4)
J^B. Brannan, local Highway
Engineer, will attend the twenty-
first annua! meeting of the Texas
Society of Professional Engineers
to be held in San Antonio begin-
ing Thursday, January 24.
Brannan is state director from
the Abilene Chapter of the T. S.
P. E. and has served as chairman
of the resolutions committee dur-
ing the past year. He will be
accompanied by Mrs. Brannan and
A number of subjects will be dis-
cussed at the meeting, including
the legislative program affecting
Lead To War
By NEIL MacKEIL
United Press Staff Correspondent
WASHINGTON (U.E>— Gen. Al-
fred M. Gruenther has told Con-
gress that President Eisenhower's
doctrine for the Middle East in-
volves the "risk" of open war with
But Gruenther, recently retired
Allied Supreme Commander in
Europe, suul the dangers to world
peace are greater if Congress fails
to give the President power to use
U. S. military forces if necessary
to block Communist aggression in
the Middle East. >
Such a congressianal resolution,
Gruenther said, would make clear
the United States' position aird
perhaps •prevent Russia from mis-
calculating how this country would
react to Communist aggression in
the Middle East.
Gruenther gave the testimony- in
closed session last Thursday be-
fore the House Foreign ■ Affairs
committee. The committee made
the testimony public today.
Liable to Mascaicuiate
Gruenther told the committee
we must bear in mind that the
Soviets are liable to miscalcu-
late." But, he continued, "they
would lose u war if they started
The committee made the testi-
mony public as it went into an-
other secret session to vote on the
President's proposed Middle East
Gruenther's testimony was heav-
Jly censored a delete security, mat-
The four-star general, who now
is head of the American Red
Cross, also- urged the committee,
to give, Mr, Eisenhower authority
to spend up to $200 million more
in economic aid to bolster Middle '
"Of course, $200 million is a lot
(Continued on I'age 4)
The men of the Shelton "Avenue
Baptist Mission met at the First
Baptist Church Friday night to disf
euss the organizing a Brotherhood.
The group enjoyed a barbeciie
dinner, after which a business
meeting was held. ^
Max Lasater, Pastor of the Shel-
ton Avenue Mission, served as mod-
Mr. Lasater explained the mean-
ing of Brotherhood and gave the
qualifications for ntembersljip.
Lasater, Lloyd Satterwhite, Bill
Jackson, Charlie Johnson, "Bi}ly
Joe Lasater, Raymond Caudle, Tra-
vis Flournoy, Bill Davis, Silas Clay,
Edwin Robertson, Cecil Mayq,"aiiid
John Williams. The next. meeting
will be*Friday Jan. 25 at 7:3tF"|5Fm.
at the Shelton Avenue Mission.
This will be the orginizational
meeting. Officers will be "elected.
Anyone desiring to be a charter
member of this Brotherhood is ur-
ged to attend.
At a meeting of the Executive
Committee of the Anierican Legion
Wednesday, January 23rd, the com-
mittee unanimously passed the fol-
Be it resolved That This Ameri-
can Legion Post, in the interest of
a better Community in which to live
and work, donate the use of the A-
merican Legion Hall for the Town
Hall Meeting scheduled by the
Breckertridge Chamber of Com-
merce to be held Febuary 15, and
for all subsequent Town Hall meet-
ings. . ;
By O. B. LLOYD JR.
United Piesk Staff Correspondent
AUSTIN ' (U.R1 — House mem-
bers today shunted an interposi-
tion resolution to committee, side-
stepping the first head-on clash of
the 55th Legislature on the touchy
The lower chamber by voice
vote ordered the resolution, spon-
sored by Reps. Robert E. Johnson
of Dallas ahd Joe Chapman of
sent to commit-
ner Carr . re-
proposal of the State
The key vote'eftme on a mo-
tioh b^ Rep. Reagan Huffman of
Marshall seeking to kill a pro-
. Jarold Kennedy of
cftUing lot tbe nwo*
( • "<l . .. _ ' ■' ■
Sulphur Springs, sent t
tee. Speaker Waggoner
ferred the proposal of
lution to be sent to committee.
Favor Stated Rights
Lawmakers rejected Huffman's
The resolution culled for actiop
by federal government on states'
Chapman told the Howe "this
resolution was provoked by a
eral judge in Tennessee whb
reached out and told someone
who was ' not a party to a suit,
•you're in contempt,' and •eft*
teheed them to 30 days in jail."
"This resolution goes baclt to
the fundamental principals ■ oh
which this n&tiou was founded.!' .
Chapman, said. '
Blasts High Court
"This fe just a little resolution
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