The Taylor Daily Press (Taylor, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 56, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 23, 1960 Page: 1 of 6
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Much colder tonight with a hard freeze. Fair and cold
Today’s Range: 50-50. Tomorrow’s Range: 24-38.
Yesterday’s High: 64. Rainfall: .02.
Tomorrow’s Sunrise: 7:03 a.m. Sunset: 6:26 p.m.
Moonrise Today: 4:27 a.m. Moonset Tomorrow: 4:33 p.m.
Lake Levels: Travis 682.44’. Buchanan 1017.84’.
U.S. Weather Bureau Forecast for
Taylor and Williamson County
Program of Work Launched
Planting of Soybeans, Auditorium
Top Proposed Chamber Projects
An experimental planting of 100 acres in soybeans was called for here Mon-
day as Chamber of Commerce committees launched their program of work for 1960.
Consideration of a city auditorium or convention hall was also high on the list
of projects proposed at a meeting presided over by John W. Smith, chamber presi
dent, and Des Box, manager.
Jack Sorenson reported the Agri-Business Committee will seek 20 farmers
who will plant five acres each in soybeans in an effort to introduce a new crop in
iff) — Associated Press
Price Five Cents
24 Degrees Due Here
Severe Cold Front
Knifes Into State
An icy norther knifed deep into Texas Tuesday,
toppling temperatures and slicking highways with snow
and freezing rain.
The wet norther began blowing into Taylor late
this morning. The temperature will plunge to a bone-
chilling 24 degrees during the night, after today’s pre-
dicted high of 50. The rain will give way to fair and
cold weather Wednesday. Maxi- ~---
mum temperature will be 38. ■ ^
TOKYO (/P) — Crown Princess
Midhiko gave birth today to a
healthy, 5-pound, 9-ounce son who
became second in the line of suc-
cession to the Japanese throne
The baby is the first child born
to Crown Prince Akihito and' the
daughter of the commoner flour
manufacturer he married last
April 10. The birth had not been
expected for another week.
Akihito, eldest son of Emperor
Hirohito and Empress Nagako, is
26. Michiko is 25.
An announcement said both
mother and child were well
The princess entered the Imper-
ial Household hospital at 1:50
a m. Monday and (the baby was
born 14 hours and 25 minutes la
The delivery was described as
natural, apparently meaning with-
out artificial aid of any type.
The young father, in accordance
with tradition, waited at his home
five miles from the hospital. At
news of the birth, he rushed to
the hospital to see his son and
Michiko’s mother, Mrs. Hide-
East TeJaTchanata ?'3uro Sh°d*. «e
_ leXaS) Changmg ber of the family with the prin-
cess for the confinement.
Emperor Hirohito will give the
baby his name and title on Feb.
29 in the ancient ceremony of the
first bath. Until then he will be
known as “shinno,” or imperial
A coating of ice spread over
trees and utility lines in the Font
Worth - Dallas area Tuesday
and icing was expected to spread
irito extreme northeast Texas.
Some bridges in Palo Pinito and
Parker counities iced over, the
Associated Press said.
Meanwhile the Weather Bureau
issued a cold wave warning for
North Central Texas, with tem-
peratures expected to drop to 15
to 25 degrees Tuesday night.
The agency said in late morn-
ing thajt (the rain was expected
to move out of the Dallas - Fort
Worth section around noon.
Streets were ndt icing in Dallas
and Fort Worth.
The Weather Bureau said icing
is a strong possibility along the
Red River Valley eastward to
Skies began clearing in West
Texas and the Panhandle, where
snow flurries fell during .the
At midmoming, the cold front
was on a line from Paris south-
west to Temple and on to Del
Reports of bridge icing in Palo
Pinto and Parker counties came
from the staite highway depart-
ment. But the agency said other
roads were free of ice and snow
except for Farm to Market 296
in Dallas County.
The late weather bureau fore-
cast called for occasional rain
to sleet in (the extreme north
portion, with temperatures as
low as 20 degrees in the North.
North Central Texas, where the
cold wave warning was issued,
is expected to be mostly cloudy
through Wednesday after a tem-
perature drop to 15 degrees.
Very cold weather is expected
in Northwest Texas, with zero
to 15 above readings in Ithe Pan-
handle and 10 to 20 elsewhere.
South Central Texas can ex-
pect temperatures ranging from
20 to 40 degrees, north to south
with occasional rain Tuesday af-
ternoon and near the coast Tues-
Southwest Texas can expect
temperatures from 18 Ito 32 Tues-
day night, the Weather Bureau
Dalhart in the upper Pan-
handle reported a low of 5 de-
grees about dawn Tuesday.
Meantime fresh snowstorms
raked wide sections of ithe plains
States today, with blizzard con-
ditions in some areas.
Gusty northerly winds, heavy from military occupation,
snow and near zero Itempera-
itures were reported along the
southward Nebraska border south-
ward through moSt of west and
central Kansas and the Oklahoma
-Texas Panhandle. The storm
center moved northeastward out
of the south central plains.
Winds up to 30 to 40 m.p.h.
whipped the heavy snow cover-
ing, making driving conditions
hazardous. Falls measured three
to six inches during the night in
many parts of the Storm belt.
For Air Crash
WASHINGTON W — The Civil
Aeronautics Board said today that
a dynamite explosion caused the
crash of a National Airlines plane
|With 34 persons aboard near Wil-
rmington, N. C. Jan. 6.
Chairman James R. Durfee said
evidence indicates the explosion,
started electrically by a dry cell
battery, occurred within the cabin
near a seat occupied by Julian
Frank, who carried accident and
life insurance policies of more
than a million dollars.
Soybeans have been
raised successfully as far south
as Waco. Existing facilities could
be used to extract oil from the
beans for use in food products.
While no plan of action was
suggested, committees involved
felt it was time ito Itake steps to
assure an adequate auditorium to
attract conventions and district
meetings (to (the city. Possible
means could include local financ-
ing similar to .that used on the
Taylor Public Library or con-
struction of a modern National
Guard armory which would in-
clude auditorium space.
Smith itold the group of more
than 150 ithe chamber’s program
was a “Plan of Action for Taylor,
Texas.” He asked for (the full
support of ithe membership for
the program urging them to work
together for the future of the
Stressing the need to raise
money to carry out the work of
the chamber, Smith asked each
member present to enroll a new
member and cards were distri-
buted on prospects.
The chamber will continue to
work for street and highway im-
provement, cooperating with ex-
isting industries on expansion
programs and keep in touch wilth
Efforts will be made to publi-
cize the city and provide promo-
tions for local merchants. City
beautification efforts will be car-
ried out as will a park improve-
Other phases of agriculture will
not be ignored by Ithe chamber.
Efforts to plant all available
cotton acreage and improve yields
will be made. In addition, prizes
for Ithe first bale of cotton and
the first load of maize will be
awarded. The master farmer of
the year will again be selected.
Wider sponsorship of the Stock
Show and Sale will be promoted
this year and the annual Indus-
trial Show has been placed on
Reporting for ithe various com
mittees were Del Hammack, Ad-
vertising and Publicity; Jack Sor-
enson, Agri-Business: Gene
Preuss, Agriculture Events; Gene
Rydell; FFA Livestock Show;
(See CHAMBER, Page 6)
-Brazil Chiefs Pledge
CYPRESS, Tex. — Salt grass
trail riders saddled up today and their -dads, school administrators,
looked across 30 miles of prairie
to their Houston destination, last
lap of a 90-mile ride from Bren-
Facts on Poison Gases
Urged for U.S. Doctors
LOS ANGELES UP) — A. top
authority on chemical warfare to
day urged that the nation’s doc-
tors be given the facts about some
of the newer poison gases which
he said Were more terrible than
There are gases that will kill
tens of thousands in a matter of
minutes; gases that will make
lunatics out of whole metropolitan
populations; gases that will para-
lyze but not kill to liberate cities
This country has a whole array
of these gases and' the Soviet
Union, which apparently had a
six-year start on developing things
of this kind, presumably has had
all these and may have more, the
He said the Soviet Union has
50,000 tons of tabun, a nerve gas,
enough to wipe out the populations
of 1,000 cities the size of San
The organism that causes Q
disease, can be miade so effective
that one-thirtieth of an ounce of
it will infect 500,000 people, he
This rundown was presented
before the California Medical
Assn, by Dr. Cecil M. Coggin of
the California Disaster Office,
Sacramento. Dr. Coggins form-
erly was associated with (the
Army Chemical Warfare Service.
The pdtenltailities of chemical
and biological warfare remain
widely unknown, even among
physicians who would be called
upon to fight ithe deadly effects.
Dr. Coggin said.
This dangerous situation in
which we are expected Ito protect
are unkown Ito us, cannot be ;
lowed to continue,” Dr. Coggins
said. “We must become informed
of the facts.”
Dr. Coggins said gases caused
1.3 million casualties in World
(See DOCTORS, Page 6)
Ben Hur Favored
To Take Award
HOLLYWOOD UP) — The movies’
annual Oscar derby was off and
running today with Ben Hur’s
charioteers an odds-on favorite
to take most awards come April
4—Academy Awards night.
The 15-million-dollar spectacle,
MGM’s go-for-broke film, got 12
nominations to lead all as the
32nd annual Academy awards no-
minees were announced Monday
“Ben-Hur,” was nominated for
the best picture along with “Ana-
fever, a disabling but seldom fatal tomy of a Murder,” “The Diary of
the publip againslt weapons which years.
Anne Frank,” “The Nun’s Story
and' the English-made “Room At
“Ben-Hur” also won nomina-
tions for top actor, director, sup-
porting actor, art direction, cos-
tume design, film editing, cine-
matography, music score, sound,
special effects and screen play.
That means that much of the
betting interest , in the top awards
will center on the women —
where “Ben-Hur” did not place.
Elizabeth Taylor, whose potent
portrayal of the demented young
girl in “Suddenly Last Summer,”
was a screen masterpiece, is
favored ito win an Oscar on her
third nomination in as many
FFA AWARD—-Lin Mills (left, top) and Ray Condra
receive honorary chapter farmer awards at the
Taylor FFA banquet Monday night. Below (left to
right) Danny Mikulencak, the “Outstanding Green-
hand,” Harvey Vorwerk, the “Outstanding Chapter
Farmer,” and Bobby Limmer, chapter president.
—Taylor Press Staff Photos
FFA Presents Awards
To 3 Adults, Members
Taylor Future Farmers of Am-;, The “Outstanding Chapter
erica; Monday night recognized
three Taylor men for their “out-
standing service to vocational ag
riculture and to the FFA” and
honored two of their own mem-
bers as “Outstanding Greenhand”
and “Outstanding Chapter Farm-
FFA members and' their fathers
heard a representative of the Tex'
as Education Agency cite the op-
portunities that exist in agri-
The occasion was the annual
father-son banquet attended by
approximately 43 FFA members,
school board members, teachers,
and special guests.
Lin Mills, news editor of The
Taylor Daily Press, R. I. Good-
rich, manager of Safeway Food
Store, and Ray E. Condra, owner
and operator of Condra Funeral
Homes, received the “Honorary
Chapter Farmer" plaque.
Danny Mikulencak was named
Outstanding Greenhand Farmer”
and Harvey Vorwerk received the
“Outstanding Chapter Farmer”
Mr. Mills was cited for his
many years of service in pre-
senting the FFA program to the
people of Taylor and Central Tex-
Mr. Goodrich was cited for con-
centrating his efforts the last few
years toward improving the local
Chamber of Commerce-sponsored
Livestock Show and Sale. He has
bought many prize animals at the
Mr. Condra was presented the
award for being vitally interested
in the youth of the community
and the betterment of agriculture
for many years. He has been
largely responsible for the pub-
licity given the annual FFA
show, and has purchased animals
in the show.
Tom Galbreath, vocational agri-
culture teacher, told of the out-
standing projects of the “Out-
standing Greenhand',” Danny
Mikulencak, which include 25
acres corn, and pork and calf
I aylorites Buy
The Texas Sands Motel at Tem-
ple has been purchased by Car-
low-Zvonek Enterprises Inc. of
Charles Carlow and A. J. Zvo-
nek, both of Taylor, announced
the transaction Monday.
The motel, containing 25 mod-
ern units, is less than two years
old. It is located at the inter-
section of U. S. 81 and' Inter-
state 35 just north of Temple.
Mr. Carlow is the owner of
all three Taylor motels.
Farmer” Harvey Vorwerk, has
several projects this year, includ-
ing sows, capons, barrows, and
cotton and corn acreage. He has
made $426 on his projects.
Close runner-up in the contest
was Kenneth Heselmeyer.
Vice President Douglas Krueg-
er gave this year’s projects re-
port for the chapter.
Projects include six calves for
beef production, four breeding
(See MEMBERS, Page 6)
A Taylor man has been elected
to the executive board of South
Central District of the Associa-
tion of Elementary School Prin-
F. E. Wilks, principal of the
Taylor elementary schools, has
been elected treasurer for the
six state district.
Mr. Wilks served as discussion
leader and consultant at the Dal-
las meeting, reporting a profi-
table time with messages from
many of (the Itop educators in the
nation. The district is a division
of the National Education Assoc-
Two men charged here in two
theft cases have been appre-
hended in Hamilton, Ohio, it was
reported today by Constable Ned
Fails and City Police Chief A. O.
The two men, Thomas Adams
of Perryguld, Arkansas, and
Kenneth Hensley of Pineville,
Kentucky, are charged here in
the Feb. 17 theft of a car and
items from a hotel room at the
The car, a 1954 Ford owned by
Phillip Brown, was taken from its
parking place in' front of Brown’s
place of residence on North Main
and was located abandoned in
The two men were picked up by
Ohio authorities directly from a
lead supplied by local authorities.
Investigation here showed the
two men shipped a suit case from
the local bus station to Hamilton,
Ohio. Hamilton police were noti-
fied to be on a lookout for them.
The men. are being held in Ham-
ilton for local police.
Local police investigated one
very minor accident occurring
Involved were the 1953 Chevrolet
pickup driven by Leonard Fos-
berg of Taylor and a parking
According to police, Fosberg
attempted to make a right turn
off of Main onto West Fourth,
and the right rear of the pickup
scraped the front bumper of the
parked truck, which partially
tended into the intersection.
A Piper Cub running low on
fuel made a forced landing Mon
day at 11 p. m. at Taylor’s
The plane, piloted by Marvin
Johnson of Austin, a member of
Austin’s Aero-Club, was en route
to Austin from Georgia. One pas-
senger was with him.
S. K. Holmes, operator of the
airport, said the plane buzzed the
hanger (in which the Holmes’
live) three or four times to wake
them up. He said the pilot, who
had shot landings here, was fam-
iliar with the airport but could
not make it out in the dark
Johnson told Mr. Holmes he had
considered landing on the high-
way in front of the VFW Home.
Mr. Holmes drove his car to the
end of the runway and turned
on the headlights to guide the
plane to a safe landing.
Johnson said the Palestine air-
port was closed' and he decided
he had enough gas to get to
Austin. However he ran into head
winds which depleted his gaso
line supply faster than expected
With United States
Ready to Negotiate
HAVANA (A5) — Fidel Castro’s government says it
is ready to negotiate its difference with the United
States but warns against any Washington action harmful
to the Cuban economy.
Foreign Minister Raul Roa handed a note to U.S.
Charge d’Affaires Daniel Braddock Monday announcing
that Cuba would appoint a commission to open talks in
Washington at a daite convenient
- LATE NEWS BRIEFS -
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
INGRID BERGMAN’S DAUGHTER ELOPES
SA.N FRANCISCO — Ingrid Bergman’s apple-cheeked
eldest daughter commuted across San Francisco Bay to her
Mills College classes with a new name today—Mrs. Fuller
E. Callaway III. The former Jenny Ann Lindsbrom, 21,
eloped Sunday with Callaway, scion of a Georgia industrial
SECOND NOTED BRITAIN IS DEAD
LONDON — A second member of Britain’s noted Mount-
batten family died today. He was the 73-yeair-old Marquiess
of Carisbrooke, last surviving grandson of Queen Victoria.
The maiquess was, a cousin of Earl Mountbatten, whose wife
SEVEN DIE IN NEBRASKA FIRE
OMAHA, Neb. — Seven persons died early today in a
fire in a downtown rooming house occupied mostly by old-
age pensioners. Four persons were injured. There were 35
persons in the building including the landlady.
BANDITS TAKE THOUSANDS AT DALLAS
DALLAS — Three bandits, threatening a young couple
and their 6-month-old baby, robbed the Ben E. Keith Co.
of between $10,000 and $20,000 Monday night. The trio wore
stocking masks and long overcoats. Two carried pistols and
the third a shotgun.
TEMCO GETS $25 MILLION ALLOTMENT
DALLAS — The Navy allocated more than 25 million
dollars today to Temco Aircraft Corp. for continued devel-
opment and flight testing on Corvus aiir-to-surface attack
missiles. Flight test work is centered at the Pacific Missile
Range at Point Mugu, Calif.
WASHINGTON UP) — An elec-
tion-year money-cutting drive runs
head on into a threat of curtail-
ed postal service today in the
At issue is a proposed cut of 82
million dollars in new funds for
the Post Office Department for
the fiscal year starting July 1.
It was recommended last week
by the Appropriations Committee
and is the biggest cut. ever im-
posed by that group on request-
ed postal funds, although the [to-
tal allowed still would be $104,-
590,000 more than was appropriat-
ed for this year.
The committee action, taken by
a lopsided vote, brought a com-
plaint from Postmaster General
Arthur E. Surnm erf fold that it
would be necessary to reduce
postal service and deprive many
communities of needed facilities if
the cut sticks.
Rep. J. Vaughan Gary (D-Va),
chairman of the subcommittee
which worked' out the appropria-
tion cut, described Summerfield’s
remarks as Ms “usual annual
threat to the Congress.”
“If the Congress is going to be
intimidated by such tactics, we
might as well pack up and go
home,” he said in a statement.
Indications were that the House
would go along with its Appro-
priations Committee, as it has in
There were further indications
that all or most of the cut would
be restored by the Senate, or be
provided' in a later bill, as it has
in the past.
The Senate Appropriations Com-
mittee meanwhile in effect re-
stored almost 18 million dollars of
House cuts in another money bill,
for the Commerce Department
and related agencies. Restorations
included 10 million for aviation
weather, services, $2,100,000 for
ocean surveys and about 1% mil-
lion for Commerce Department
business services connected with
As approved by the Senate com-
mittee, the Commerce Depart-
ment bill totaled $738,388,300, com-
pared wilth $760,522,235 voted by
the House and $799,615,000 asked
by President Eisenhower.
But Sen. Spessard L. Holland
(D-Fla), chairman of a subcom-
mittee which handled the mea-
sure, said 40 million dollars cut
from one section of the bill will
have to be voted later. The cut
involved a disagreement over
whether forest and public land
highways should be paid' for out
of general revenues or out of the
special highway trust fund.
to both countries.
The note expressed “confidence
this decision will be justly appre-
ciated by the North American
government inasmuch as it is
directed to the examination of
questions that have lately affect-
ed traditional relations between
Cuba and the United States.”
But the note indicated that ne-
gotiations would fall through if
the U.S. government or Congress
took steps Cuba might consider
harmful to its economy. This was
an obvious warning against any
tampering with (the sugar quota
system under which the United
States purchases half of Cuba’s
sugar crop at premium prices.
Braddock declined to comment
on the contents of 'the note, which
he relayed ito Washington. A state
Department spokesman in Wash-
ington said there would be no
comment until the proposal has
Matters at issue between the
U.S. and Cuban governments in-
U.S. demands for prompt and
adequate payment for American
property seized under Castro’s
agrarian reform program.
Cuban complaints that Ithe Urn
ited States is harboring “war
criminal” members of dictator
Fulgencio Batisita’s regime.
(See CASTRO, Page 6)
GRANGER, Feb. 23 (Spl) — A
fire of unknown origin swiftly
enveloped and completely destroy-
ed the five-room, farm home be-
longing to Louie Kahanek about
11 p.m. Monday.
Firemen from the nearest town
of Granger weren’t summoned
for help because the fire was
too far advanced when discov-
ered for the firemen to fight it
The dwelling was located about
6V2 miles in a westerly direction
The occupants, Mr. and' Mrs.
Kahanek, were awakened when
they heard the fire crackling
above their bedroom and a neigh-
bor sounding his car horn.
They managed ito remove only a
few pieces of their household
A nearby stationary gasoline
storage tank was dangerously
close to the flaming house but
Mr. Kahanek said the house
was partially insured. Other sec-
ondary buildings about the place
were never in danger of catching
afire. Mr. Kahanek says he
doesn’t have the slightest idea
what caused the outbreak of fire.
An estimate of the damage was
not immediately available.
For Tour of
BRASILIA, Brazil (A5) — Chief
executives of the two biggest na-
tions in the Americas today
pledged their joint determina-
tion to help develop the hemis-
phere materially and morally with
the goal of “greater prosperity
and harmony for all.”
President Eisenhower arrived
at Brasilia, future capital of Bra-
bil, ait 2-17 p.m. (11:17 p.m. CST)
today to begin a 10-day visit ito,
President Eisenhower and Pres-
ident Juscelino Kubitschek of
Brazil, in a “Declaration of Bra-
silia,” expressed confidence in
the success of a hemispheric cru-
sade for economic development.
At ithe same time they asserted
their support of “Ithe fight against
racial discrimination” and their
belief in freedom of thought and
“Economic development can-
not be disassociated from the pre-
servation of peace and democra-
tic rights,” they declared.
Eisenhower flew to Brazil from
Puerto Rico, crossing the Ama-
zon and heading for this still-
building ciity which is due to be-
come Brazil’s capital two months
from now. On Wednesday Eisen-
hower is to gelt his major recep-
tion in Brazil when he lands at
Rio De Janeiro, the present capi-
The two presidents’ declaration
said the improvement of the
Americas’ living standards is
keyed ito preservation of world
peace and democratic rights. Not-
ing Ithait the American nations al-
ready have achieved much, the
two presidents said they are
“firm in ithe conviction ithait ac-
tion still more fruitful should
They did noifc. elaborate, but
quite possibly will before Eisen-
hower concludes his visit to Bra-
zil Friday. He is to address the
Brazilian congress in Rio, before
continuing on to Argentina, Chile
Secretary of State Christian A.
Herter was designated ito read
the declaration in English and
the Brazilian foreign minister,
Horacio Lafer, to read it in Por-
tuguese, at Ithe site of a monu-
ment commemorating Eisenhow-
er’s visit Ito Brasilia.
The declaration is to be in-
scribed at the monument in this
(See CHIEFS, Page 6)
fense Department today took the
secrecy wraps off the military
aid spending list for Ithe last 10
years, disclosing that just over
half of the $26,078,945,000 went to
The first country by country
breakdown, declassified under
persistent prodding by Congress,
showed that France, with $4,502,-
053,000 has been by far the big-
Nationalist China has received
the second largest amount at $2,-
056,930,000. Italy ranks third
with $1,993,008,000 followed by
Turkey with $1,717,231,000 and
Korea with $1,291,947,000.
Detailed lists of countries re-
ceiving U.S. military aid have
been furnished to congressional
committees in the past, but un-
der military classification restric-
FIRE LEVELS FARM HOUSE—A photo of the smoldering fire that com-
pletely destroyed the farm house of Louie Kahanek, 61/2 miles west of Gran-
ger late Monday night.
-Photo by Jerry Martinets
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