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Was tt Named For The Butcher Of Arenal?
Where Did Cardenas, Cuba, Get Its Name? We all know how Key West got its name. But who knows for whom the other end of our sea going ferry line was named? Who can answer? There was one Cardenas whose name is written large in the early days of the American Southwest. Could it have been named for him? When the Viceroy of New Spain sent his expedition north to find the fabled golden cities of Cibola and possibly a way to India and Cathay, the commander was the redoubtable Don Fransisco Vas quez de Coronado. The name of Coronado is indelibly imprinted in the history of our Southwestern States. In 1539, with his main expedi tion then centered at about what is now Eagle Pass, Coronado sent out his main scouting force under Garcia Lopez de Cardenas. nas became the advance guard of this journey into the unknown. And he became famous for three things. 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Cardenas and Alvardo covered his body with their shields and stood over him and fought side by side until the fallen Coronado could be removed, and thus they un doubtedly saved his life. Asa savior of the‘leader of the expedition Cardenas was from then on a favorite of Coronado. The Zu lu* as a result of this action, sur rendered to Cardenas. The expedition discovered no gold, no lost cities of Cibola, and no passage to India. But on a wild report Coronado sent Cardenas out on a scouting and explaratory mis sion with twenty-five horsemen. This small group, searching for a \Tiver, finally found one, and in a big way. Cardenas and his group were the first white men to look upon the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. As the savior of Coronado and as the discoverer of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, Cardenas had well earned a meritorious place in our history. The third episode, for which he is famous, clouded the bright lus tre gained by the other two. This was the slaughter of Arenal. Coronado sent Cardenas to sub due this pueblo as a seat of re bellion. The warriors shut them selves up in the pueblo with their women and children. They held out the first day. Cardenas then had holes cut into the first floor walls of the pueblo, where supplies had been stored, and fires built therein. This smok ed out the defenders in the upper stories and forced their surrender. The surrender was accepted by captains Lopes and Melgosa with a promise of mercy. But Cardenas, the commander, had other ideas. He gathered the two hundred prisoners together and had two hundred stakes driven in to the ground and fuel piles pre pared. He intended to burn all the prisoners to death. Defenseless, tied and bound, these preparations were more than the captured Indians could stand and they suddenly tired to burst to freedom. One hundred were killed trying to escape, seventy got away and thirty were recaptured and burnt to death. This was the terrible end to Arenal, thank* to Cardenas. Could it be that the other end of our ferry line was named for him? Let us hope it was named to honor someone more deserving? Mother Held In Poisoning Hospitalized EBENSBURG, Pa. UB Mrs. Eileen Bell, 28, who is charged with murder in connection with the rat poisoning death of her 2Va year-okl daughter, Ruth Ann, was ordered taxen to Torrance State Hospital today. State police say Mrs. Bell, the mother of five children, admitted putting rat poison on a piece of bread Nov. 10, then having an other child give the bread to Ruth Ann because she was hungry and cried. Judges Ivan McKenrick and George W. Griffith ordered the woman committed to the mental institution for 90 days after two physicians examined her. Mrs. Ben was a “low type moron who tortured her chil dren . . . ” the physicians re ported. If Mrs. Bell responds to psychi atric treatment her caae will be presented to the Cambria County grand jury. Wiliam Bell, Mrs. Bell’s 26-year old husband, is charged with as sault and battery with intent to kill and ia being held under SIO,OOO bail. His case is scheduled to be pre sented to the grand jury next month. State police said he beat his 3-ycar-old son Robert while the hoy wa* hanging from a door in a duffel bag and put the boy’s feet in scalding water. Bank Officials Are Re-Indicted In Fraud Case TAMPA UP—Two former bank of ficials wore re-indicted Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to defraud the Wauchula State Bank. Original conspiracy indictments against James Wllmer Crews, 49, resigned president of the bank, and Mias Hazel Isabell Shelton, 45, resigned note teller, were dis missed three weeks ago by Federal Judge W. J. Barker on the grounds they were vague. Crews and Miss Shelton also were indicted on new charges of embezzling $27,016. Judge Barker set SIO,OOO bonds for the two. The new grand jury indictments accuse Crews and Miss Shelton of misapplying and converting to their own use $27,016 during the period from March 1 to Sept. 1, 1954. In the earlier indictment, both Crews and Miss Shelton were charged with conspiracy to ue fraud and Crews also was accused o t making false entries. The earlier indictments gave no amounts of money involved. The new ones list specific amounts. Painter, Woman Driver Injured JOLIET, UL lll— Mrs. Lois Pet erson’s foot slipped while she was driving her car yesterday. She meant to apply the foot brake to stop but her foot slipped onto the gas pedal. The car spurted forward, grazed a parked car, struck s telephone, pole, bounded into s building, and then crashed against an eight-foot ladder holding Pert Parker, who was painting a window. Parker and his paint can top pled from the ladder. The gray paint splashed over Mrs. Peter son’s bhie ear. Parker, 42, com plained of an injured back. Mrs. Peterson, 18, suffered a sprained right arm. SOYBEAN THIEVES CAME EQUIPPED WATSEKA, m. (JB Sheriffs officials are quite sure that the thieves who stole 800 bushels of soybeans worth $1,600 from Roy Lubben’s farm didn’t work too hard. They figured the robbers brought along their own ma chinery, using a portable motor driven elevator to load the soy beans from a bin into a semi-trail er truck. HOLLYWOOD Ul Thanksgiv ing Day has a special meaning for Samuel James Larsen this year. Stricken with cerebral palsy, he faced a life as a hopeless cripple. But today he has a thriving ca reer as an author and has sold the original story for one of the biggest movies of the year. As with all CP victims, Sam Larsen’s story begins when he was born; the affliction is the result of a brain injury at birth. Sam was 5 before he was able to take a step. By 9, he says, “I could hardly walk across the room without falling flat on my face.” His condition improved as he grew up and by high school he was able to live a normal life. He even went out for the boxing team. But when he was at LoyoW* Uni versity at Los Angeles, paralysis began to creep over his body. At first he had to use a cane. Then crutches. Finally he was forced in to a wheel chair. He managed to get through the university. But the future looked grim. He started writing, finished Children Hurt As Bus Bangs Tree COLUMBUS, Ohio Thirty-one school children were injured, at least five seriously, when a school bus crashed into a tree here yes terday. The driver said the acci dent happened when he tried to prevent three musical instruments from sliding against the steering wheel. He was treated for shock. Driver Harold C. Fetter, 33, was quoted by police as saying the bus went out of control when he reached for the instruments and swerved off the road. The bus was filled, carrying an estimated 60 youngsters. The bus was returning students from Marion-Franklin High School, south of here, to their homes. Lad Dies After Farm Accident FREDERICK, Md. UP—Seven year-old William Dallas Dixon was fatally injured yesterday in a freak accident while helping on his father’s farm. William G. Dixon told police he and the boy were using a tractor with a power takeoff to run a corn elevator. The boy was sitting on the tractor and it was believed one of his pants legs caught in the whirling universal joint. He was twirled around several times, hitting his head repeatedly on the ground, before his father could shut off the tractor. The child died in Frederick Me morial Hospital of a fractured skull. .* " Bee Buzzes By, Cars Collide LONG BEACH, Calif. ÜB-A bee on a routine honey gathering mis sion caused two traffic crashes yesterday. The insect whizzed into a car driven by Mrs. Florence Lassiter, who grabbed a book, made a swipe at it and .missed. The book flew from her hand. As she leaned to pick it up she crashed into Walter Page’s car, police said. Hie impact threw Page’s auto into one driven by Sam Macadoo, who had two passengers riding' with him, officers added. All five persons involved suffered cuts and bruises and the cars were badly damaged. IRAN ROYALTY WILL MAKE LONG VISIT TO THIS COUNTRY TEHRAN, Iran (A—Shah Mo hammed Reza Pahlevi and Queen Soraya will pay a two-month visit to the United States beginning ear ly in December. They will be guests of President and Mrs. Ei senhower at a White House lunch eon Dec. 13. A court announcement said yes terday that the Shah, on the ad vice of his physician, will get a medical checkup in New York. mother finds tot DEAD IN AUTOMOBILE CLEVELAND on Mrs. Jean Carter, 27, returned to her car after shopping in a grocery store Monday and found her 16- months-old son, Andrew, hanging by his head from a partly opened rear window. The baby was pro nounced dead at a hospital. Police theorized he stood on the rear armrest and stuck his head out the window, catching hit head when his feet slipped. There were more than 130 ships in the Spanish Armada which at tacked England in 1588, Hollywood Notes By Bob Thomas a number of stories, but had no luck in selling them. Five years went by. A religious man, he mused one day about the Parable of the Prodigal Son. He took the bare 22 lines from St. Luke and fashioned 60 pages of what might have happened to the Prodigal. He showed the story to his friend Joe Breen Jr., son of the movie industry censor. Breen became enthused, did some more work on it and peddled it around at the studios. All of them turned it down except MGM. The studio bought it and poured an estimated four million dollars into “The Prodigal’’ starring Lana Turner. His first sale changed Sam’s luck. He sold three scripts to the Catholic Hour program, a pageant performed for the Franciscan Fa thers in San Francisco and a play which was presented locally and which won a SIOO prize. Now, at 29, he is working on two scripts for the Family Theater TV pro gram and is collaborating on a number of stories with friends. Lawn Collapses Into Old Mine In Pennsy Town SHENANDOAH, Pa. Wl-A 65- year-old woman was pulled to safe ty yesterday after her front lawn collapsed and she was plunged 95 feet into a mine breach. Mrs. Catherine Murphy of near by Shaft, Pa., was injured critical ly when her front yard virtually disappeared in the cave-in. Alden Hertz, member of the William Penn Fire Cos., was lowered into the yawning hole and pulled the woman to safety. She was taken to Locust Moun tain Hospital here and was re ported suffering from internal in juries, a fractured nose, possible fracture of the left hip and other injuries. An old mine barrier, beneath the surface, was blamed for the collapse. Jeweler Charged HOLLYWOOD OB Jeweler Joseph A. Lipton, 52, was booked Monday night on suspicion of grand theft in the disappearance of SIOO,- 000 in diamonds and other gems belonging to his customers. Lipton had been arrested in a San Francisco apartment where he was living with his wife and two •children, ages 13 and 9. He was returned here last night. Detectives H. T. Weil and A. E. Urzik said he had victimized at least 35 to 40 persons. theater owner left big estate LOS ANGELES (/B—-Theater own er Char.es P. Skouras’ will, dis posing of an estate in excess of one million dollars, was admitted to probite yesterday. All the community property was left in trust to the widow, Florence. At her death it is to be divided among their children, Mrs. Edith Helen Jungmeyer, Mrs. Margaret Louise Curti and Charles Jr. Skouras, head of National Theaters Inc and Fox West Coast Theaters, died Oct. 22 at the age of 65. 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Nationalist China considers the projected pact to be of immense importance because, officials say: 1. It will give permanence to the U.S. commitment to defend For mosa against Communist inva sion. 2. It more or less rulfes out any prospect the United States might recognize Red China or be a party to any big power deal affecting Formosa’s future, such as the im position of a trusteeship. 3. It will probably result in a substantial increase of U.S. mili tary aid to strengthen Chiang Kai shek’s armed forces. 4. It will tend to bolster the Nationalist intention of regaining the lost mainland. 5. It will establish a strong “They shall not pass” line against communism, and thus greatly en courage those Asiatics outside the Bamboo Curtain. Formosa has been under the pro tection of the U.S. 7th Fleet since June 27. 1950 right after the outbreak of the Korean War. But, without a mutual defense pact, the United States could, at any time it chooses, withdraw that protec tion and leave the Nationalists to their own devices. Sources familiar with the nego tiations say the United States has insisted that the scope of the pact be limited to Formosa and the strategic Pescadores, off the west central coast of Formosa. Islander Slates “French Line” Opening Thurs. Four beauty-title holders are among the scores of screen lovelies who appear jn “The French Line,” RKO Radios lush Technicolor screen musical, which comes to the Islander Theater on Thursday with Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland and Arthur Hunnicutt in the starring roles. Jane Moorehead, 18, from Knox ville, Tennessee, and crowned “Miss Hollywood” in the 1953 com petition, is one of the quartet who make their motion picture debuts in this Edmund Grainger'Produc tion. Others were Doreen Woodbury the official “Miss Australia," who hails from Sydney; Mary Rodman, a native of Los Angeles who was crowned “Miss Champagne” in a nation-wide beauty contest, and Ann Ford from Tulsa, Okalahoma, who was crowned “Miss Redondo Beach” in the California beach city of that name. “The French Line” is presented by Howard Hughes with a cast which also features such talented beauties as Mary McCarty, Joyce MacKenzie, Paula Croday, Laura Elliot and Barbara Darrow. A nautical mile is one-sixtieth of a degree on a great circle of the earth. LENDERS, Incorporated, OF KEY WEST 705 Vi DUVAL STREET Has cash ready for you. Let us season* 1 h * V * *" •"i o **** l * Holiday PHONE 2-3574 Your Grocor SELLS That Good STAR * BRAND AMERICAN and CUBAN vAJJrFEjii 1 TRY A POUND TODAY STRONG ARM BRAND COFFEE Triumph r' \S^ ALL GROCERS Wednesday, November 24, 1954 Convicts Face Charges After Bloody Pen Riot JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. 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Fires set by prisoners caused several million dollars of property damage. Page 5