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Mostly cloudy Saturday and
Sunday with showers late Sat
urday. Cooler Saturday night
and Sunday. High Saturday
5562. Low Saturday night 28-
35. High Sunday 48-52.
Vol.l. N 0.4
MOTHER or PASCO’S ‘TRASH CAN' BABY CHARGED
Hold-Outs
ASk Coal
Peace Talk
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25—41P1
Southem coal producers tonight
Invited renewed contract talks
with-John L, Lewis.
The southern producers acted
Bmm reports that other segments
of the industry were ready to ask
Lewis for peace talks, possibly
next week. _
Lewis himself was reported
about to call off any new strike
until after Christmas.
MGM!!! LEWIS
The southern group telegraph
ed Lewis that it is “ready to re
sume conferences at any reason
able time and place you desig
nate for the purpose of again en
deavoring to negotiate an agree
ment that will meet the full re
quirements of our situation."
Joseph E. Moody, president or
the Southern Coal Producers As
sociation said:
“We felt it was time to resume
negotiations. Mr. Lewis can ad
vise us if he thinks it’s, possible
to come to terms on a contract.”
Other key operator groups were
reported to have held meetings
to discuss the possibility of new
cortract talks with Lewis.
The action of the southerners
was seen as a move to be includ
ed in any negotiations with Lewis
which may be developing.
Government officials also
were reported working in the
background trying to get the op
erators and 'Lewis talking in
earnest about a new contract
which could end the six-months
long coal crisis. .
m rim-man
Lewis and the northern and
western operators were tight-lip
muabout their plans. Even‘
' whereabouts became a bit
of a mystery. 1
In touch with his otfice, but;
“unavailable” to his own assoc
ciates, Lewis kept reporters
guessing about his next move.
-~‘. ”1:913:50” tonight: Lewis’ call
-man policy com, ’ ,
watch passes on n‘xajol' dam
in situations like. this, still was
r in effect They are to assemble
" in New York Monday.
Tri-Cifians
Help Plan -.
Marilyn Gladfelder and Nancy
March of Richland, Carolyn Trairs
of Kennewick, Marilyn St. Mary
01- Wapato were members of a
committee planning the Sadie
Hawkins dance at gestern Wasn-
ington College of Education. It
was one of the largest of the fall
. Quarter and carried out the Dog
patch theme.
Beverly Keller of Richland is
the newly elected secretary of
the freshman class at Eastern
Washington college. Three elec
tions were necessary to break the
tie for president. A West Valley
boy won over one from Tacoma.
Masked Slayer
Of 2 Charged-
LEWISTON, Ida., Nov. 25 m
George Jensen, 47-year-old con
struction worker, late today was
formally charged with the fatal
shootin of Charles Lemmons,
70, Levfiston.
Lemon: and John Hendley,
31, Clarkston, Wash., were shot
and killed by a masked gunman
in a main street beer tavern here
late last night. The man escaped
in the .darkness._ , _ _ .
Morgan said Jensen had ad
mitted that a hat found on the
shooting scene was his as well
as a .38 caliber pistol which of
ficers discovexed in a suitcase 'in
the small hotel where he was
arrested. .
Parade Sef For Fund
Drive C elebrafion
Celebrations for the completion
of the Donated House will start
next Saturday with a big early
afternoon parade, Mrs. W. W.
Goode, director of the Kennewick
Hospital Fund drive, announced
Friday_._ -- _ _ __ _
Leading off the parade which
will start at 1:15 will be the
Kennewick high school band, 51
pieces strong, under the direction
of Bob Hunsley. School busses
will follow. 7 , _
Overhead during the parade
will be 15 private planes, pilot
ed by 61's. This formation fly
ing is being arranged by Herb
Henne of the Twin City‘airport,“
Mane! civic organizations will
partic pate in the parade. Boy
and Girl Scouts, Bluebirds, Camp
Fire Girls and 4-H club members
will match. The Mounted Posse,
Hey Kids - Old 31‘. Nicolas Due To Arrive In Richland Today
The Weather
Tummy Biter
Draws Fine
SAUSALITO, Calif., Nov. 25
(UP) lt cost Rodney J. Roth,
22-year-old artist, 30 days in
jail and a SSO“ fine for biting
the bare midriff of Mrs. Vale
rie Humphries, 31, at an ar
tisgs colony Hallowe'en party.
Sausalito Court Justice Wal
ter Den- sided with Mrs. Hum
phries that the playful bite
“produced a yell of pain" in
stead ot a “cry of ecstasy" as
claimed by Roth. -
“Anybody who bites a wo
man and leaves teeth marks—
well!’ was Judge Derr’s com
ment.
Death'l'akes
.qu Dancer
(Sic Story Page 7 also)
NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UP)
Bill (Bojangles) Robinson, the
famous Negro tap dancer whose
dancing feet earned him closeto
$3,000,000, died tonight practical
ly_b_rok_e. _ __ _ _ _ _ __
His heart failed him at the
age of 71.
He died at 7:28 at Columbia-
Presbyterian hospital after being
ill for two weeks. His death sad
dened Broadway which had been
making plans for a monster ben
efit to be given the night of Dec.
5 at “Bop City," a nightclub
:thich has featured many. Negro
ars.
With him at his death was his
wife and her sister, Mrs. Dorothy
Small. When the end came, Ro
binson went peacefully.
IN OXYGEN TENT ..
‘ . He was in an oxygen tent
there he had been almost con
stantly for the last week. He en
tered the hospital Nov. 14, and
for two weeks, he fought hard
for his life and until today he
seemed to be holding his own.
But then. shortly before-noon.
doctors announced that he had
taken a critical turn for the
worse. He failed rapidly ,then. ‘
. Bojangles, the grandson of a;
Virginia slave, had‘ been in per-:
fect health until a. couple of}
years ago when he celebrated;
his 60th year in show business‘
by dancing backwards 60 blocks ‘
down Broadway.
Though he could .read ‘ and
write little, ' Robinson 'earned
fabulous sums With his highly
educated feet. But dice that
couldn’t be educated, fancy liv
ing and a divorce, plus a gener
ous heart that made it impos
sible to turn down the genuine
needy, ate up his money almost
as fast as he made it.
Tap Organist
In Kennewick
Harley McKibbin, co-owner of
the Arrow Grill in Kennewick,
announced today that he has se
cured one at the top orga'nists in
the country to entertain at the
recently installed Organo.
5 Grace Caldwell, the organist,
will also do a daily broadcast
from the Arrow Grill via radio
station KWIE between 9-9:30
p.m."She is coming to Kennewick
from the Northern Hotel in Bill
ings, Mont., where she has been
playing for .the past six years,
McKibbin said.
Death T 6“ .
Hits 181
A record high total of at least
'lßl persons were killed in vio
lent accidents during the Thanks
giving Day holiday.
The 181 total reported in an
Associated Press survey includes
123 killed in traffic accidents and
58 in miscellaneous mishaps.
and the Mid-Columbia Bookmo
bile. the model house on a truck
furnished by Olav Otheim. new
model cars from S 8: J, Strick
land Motors, Graves Auto and
Pratt’s garage will also be seen.
Various officials and veterans
groups will participate to give
the Donated House campaign a
big send-off. ‘ .
At“ the tail end of the proceso
sion will come Santa Claus. The
white-whiskered old gent will
pass out candy at the house af
ter the parade.
The parade will form at the
elementary school, go down
Fruitland to Kennewick avenue,
down Kennewick to Washington
street and complete the circuit.
At Washington and Kennewick,
the band will break off and
march down on Avenue C. '
Elle @Om‘ier-lfiemld
Kennewick
To Take.
Over Dec. 1
Kennewick goes into the water
business Dec. 1.
Final plans for the sale or the
Pacific Power and Light and Ken
newick Irrigation District sys
tems were ironed out at a Friday
afternoon meeting.
Representing the city were
Mayor U. L. Keolker. City Super
intendent Dick Rector and City
Attorney- Kenneth Serier. R. H.
Skill and Qdes Sloan represented
PP&L. Mark Moulton and E. J.
Brand spoke for the KID.
'l'O COST 3250.000
Price at the PP&L system was
set at $250,000 plus cost of ad
ditionslsince March 1. The KID
property was sold for $150,000
plus addition costs. ,
Actually, the city won’t take
over the billing until Jan. 'l.
Until then, water users will pay
their bills in the usual manner.
Also ‘ present at the meeting
was N. W. Haner, consulting en
gineer from Portland, who has
assisted the city in developing
plans for the municipal water.
system.
MAYOR I'o SIGN PAPERS
Completion of the transaction
will take place in Seattle this
Thursday ' when Mayor Keolker
signs the $500,000 bond issue
which is financing the purchase.
City Clerk Marjorie Miller has
been signing the bonds the past
several days at the city hall. Her
signature went on each one o!
the bonds, a total of 500. signings. ‘
Sale of the bonds and purchase
or the two systems was author-i
ized by a special election last
August.
American '
GI Shot" -‘
BERLIN, Nov. 25_—m-._—An
Ametlcan soldier was fatally
woundeg namight wig: :11 Rgghn
sentry re after! gt ,1!”
apparently was unneeded. U.S.
Army authorities announced.
Capitol City
Darked Out
WASHINGTON, Nov. M
An airforce B-17 plane from Oma
ha slipped an electric line while
approaching Bolling field tonight
and pldnged a big area of this
city into darkness. ’ .
The plane with six men aboard
landed safely.
The Congress Heights and
Bellevue sections of southwest
Washington lost all electric
power. '
Chair Gets
‘M94 '299’
CHICAGO. Nov. 25 (UP)
“Mad Dog Killer” James Morel]!
died tonight in the electric'chair
shortly after he offered his eyes
in exchange for support of his
wife and baby. -
He was pronounced dead by
seven doctors at 12:10 a.m. (CST)
some 30 hours after two of his
friends tried to free him in a
bold escape attempt.
Plane Search
Unsuccessful ' ‘
PORTLAND, Nov. 25—(m—A
dozen search planes today made
the first wideospread aerial hunt
possible since a C-54 transport
plane vanished Tuesday with
six men aboard.
They spotted no wreckage. The
hunt was interrupted after about
an hon; by cloudy weather.
A search of the Boring area,
southeast of Portland, where
field workers reported hearing a
loud explosion Tuesday, turned
up nothing.
Grange Hits
Farm Plan
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 25
(JP) The National Grange to
night officially spurned the farm
price support program sponsored
by Secretary of Agriculture
Charles F. Brannan, and then
closed its 12-day convention.
It quashed the resolution fav
oring the program introduced
by George Sehlmeyer, California
Master —— and then approved
another which criticized the
Brannan Plan.
Wan-ma. lam Comy.-.Walliihl ‘ Sam-y Morning. Nov. 25. mo
Ida-q man. when deems gm 100-1 renun- to 1m when we was born 1 your ago today. plays
'Mfilh‘u MIC: :3 alpha!» ho: Handy-today. Sh; 'wu‘boin hit]: a gaping hole in the lining
: wm_ Won animal completely. Sin-ii «tho «heights: of Mr. and
{lnt m. ‘ll-‘SO!- “bloom—(AP Whophoto.) . ' . ‘ ;
30;"; hwW-Jifilefi.”
Blabberm'i g
‘ “(parka who" , nulfngv.
M—The. m spawned a
whale, the whale a calf. and
the calla wail: '“Nowwhgt do
wedo?'_ _ H
Anybody with experiénce
bottle feeding 1. baby wha? 2
Pl9“!€!“‘.‘”.°!- -_ -. ‘.’,- '' '-
A 12-toot blacldishi‘: species
ot‘whale,'gave birth . tthrec
-foot calf while stranded in the
shoals today. Both need celi
tain. death until three residents
camealong. . ._ , ~
John Bierber, .Chuck Reth
burg and Bill Bell first gave
the baby a leash: on. life and
pulled it into deepen: water.
The line was secured to keep
junior from - toddling‘ .‘ . . er,
swimming away. ‘ i ,
Then they got. a truck and
had a whale of a timeepulling
mamma mammal into a: surf.
Before junior could e 're;
leased, mamma‘high-‘tailed for
the sea. f
With certain single-minded
ness. the hunt? baby._._.kept
swimming back to the beach in
search of mamma.
The three beach residents
finally put- the baby in a tank
to - blubber alone. ' .
Pan’arha Presidenf .
Names New C abinef
PANAMA, Panama, Nov. 25 on
Dr. Arnulto Arias. latest presi
dent _in_ Panama}: dizzying eer
ie; of coups, named a cabinet
tonight. The United States an
nounced curtiy it has no diploo;
rustic relations ;with the new re
gime. 7 ~
This little central American
republic’s third president »in six
days, the fiery, 49-year-old luro‘
geon' selected his oministers and
denied he was anti-American. 1
The big question here was
whether (:01. Jose Remon, the
police chief who installed Arias.
would remain in office now that
the new president has been pro
claimed by congress.- Remon’s
action amazed-Panama. He and
Arias had been hitter enemies
since 1941, when the police chief
ousted Arias as president. The
police are this nation’s only
armed force, and he who heads
the police wields 'poWer.
Remon and his subvchietspubo‘
licly told Arias his positions
were at the president’s disposal.
Arias did not comment.
How- Arias will fare without
U. S. recognition remains to be
seen. The United States did not
formally break relations with
this country, which is bisected
by the strategic lfanama Canal.
Assistant Secretary of State
MbioriSts“ Must Show -
They Can Pay Damages
OLYMPIA, Nov. M—Wash
ington; motorists will~ soqn. hear
and reads. great deal about_the
state’s new financial reSponsibil
itylam.‘~
The law provides that. every_
motorist involved in ;an accident
shall prove that he» is able to pay
for the ~. damages. . .
.The law applies to accidents. of
types 3‘ damage to property 01'
any one person exceeds S2OO or
if any-person is injured serious
ly enough to require medical at
tention by a doctor. . '
.- A motorist may prove he is able
Tug Captain
Is’ Drowned '
COOS' BAY; Ore., Nov. 25,—09‘
—,A tug overturned near a dock‘
here today, throwing tug captain
CarlLane' into the bay to drown.
A deck hand, William Maj Ors.
dived 'into the bay with a life
preserver, but could not find
him. 'Dragging operations were
stnrt'ed later.
Edward G. Miller simply an
nounced to a Washington news
conferencethat the present U. S.
ambassador here, Monnett Davis,
is accredited to _a government
“which no longer exists.” He ex
pressed the Untted States’ “pro
found shock" at what he termed
disregard of duly elected'author:
ity in Panama.
The ‘ Washington announce
ment apparently is a prelude
to inter-American consultations
on recognition of the new re
gime in the light of recent hem
isphere agreements concerning
governments installed by force.
Child Killer
Gives Plea
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 25—(UP)
—Confessed torture murderer
Fred ‘Stroble, 67, was arraigned
in Superior court today for the
slaying of six-year-old Linda
Joyce Glucoft and indicated he
in ended pleading innocence by
reason of insanity.
The gray-haired baker was or
dered brought back inaccurt Dec.
2 when he will enter his plea to
a murder charge. _
}.to pay by depositing cash or se
‘purities to cover the damages
{with the state director of licenses
or‘ by" showing the; director he
icarries automobile liability in
surance.
If he cannot prove his ability
to pay, his driver license is sus
pended by the director until the
individual is released from lia
libity, proves he is nbt liable, or
meets the requirements for proof
of financial ability to pay.
BEFORE seminar
All of this may take place be
fore the accident case is finally
settled in a court of law. '
The act was passed by the last
legislature. It goes into effect
FEb. 19 1950. . . . 1
' To familiarize motorists with?
its provisions, Robert L. Smith,‘
state director of licenses and}
others, have outlined an educa-‘
tional campaign. 1
Smith has prepared ‘a pamph-o‘
let which is to be‘ given to every
motorist when he renews his au
tomobile license. ’ ,
Governor Langlie ‘will discuss
She law in a radio broadcast Sun
ay.
The license department . will
release news stories about it.
Harold K. Philips, manager of
the Public Relations department
of the Association of Casualty
and Surety companies, was sent
here from the East by his organ
ization to help the state depart
ment of licenses prepare the news
stories on the law. -
The insurance companies are
scheduled to follow up the'state
campaign with its own advertis
ing campaign concerning the
law. _ .
The entire publicity campaign
of the state emphasizes that the
law is not a compulsory auto in
surance law. , . _
Plan Joint-
Band- Play
Kennewick Kiwanians and the
high school music department
have joined hands to present a
benefit band concert Dec. 8 at
8:15 p.m. in the high school aud
itorium.
Proceeds will be split between
the two ~ groups. The Kiwanis’
50 per cent- will be, used for char
itable purposes while the music
department will be split evenly
between the band and chorus for
uniforms and robes.
The band. mixed chorus from
the high school, male quartet and
ninth grade nonette will partici
patejn the program. _
- Bob Cruzeh i's the Kiwanlan
chairman for the program.
Unwed IB—Year—Old Girl
Cited For Abandonment
Of Her Newborn Child
__ -_ By JACK PHILLIPS
The 18-year-old unwed mother of Pasco’s “trash can”
baby yesterday afternoon was charged with abandoning
her newborn son. Prosecutor William Gaffney filed the
information in Franklin county superior court. It formally
charged Patricia Graham, of Sumner, with the crime. The
Pasco Man
Gets Term
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 25 (UP)
lee Johnson, 33, of Pasco. Wash.,
was sentenced today to the Mul
tnomah county jail for 180 days
for reckless driving that re
sulted in a head-on collision
Nov. 6 on the new Columbia
river highway near Bridal Veil.
Johnson still is suffering from
gactures of both, arms and a
nee; .
Johnson's car collided with
one driven by Loren Dean Sto
ker, Gresham, Ore. Stoker, his
four passengers. Johnson, and
a hitch-hiker riding with him
were injured in the crash.
Johnson probably will re
main in a jail hospital during
most of his ISO-day sentence.
Deputy District Attorney John
Logan said evidence showed
Johnson passed another car in
the face of oncoming traffic.
Johnson is employed in the
circulation department or a Wal
la Walla Wash., newspaper.
Pasco Elks
ToCOmpete
V . .
Pascofs _Elks lodge initiation
team, bladed by- Exalted Ruler
James Levy. will competg at Yak
ima today with other‘ Mm
Washington Elks lodges in per
fogpanoe of .the Elks ritual.
The lodge winning the com
petition will compete. in the
Northwest championships at
Walla Walla in January, and the
winner of .the Northwest cham
pionships will compete with oth
ers at the Elks national conven
tion at Miami, Fla.. in July.
Nod Given
To Howard
_ WASHINGTON, Nov. 25—(UP)
—Hubert. E. Howard, Chicago
coal executive, was appointed by
President Truman today to be
chairman of the national muni
tions board. -
V—‘l‘he board is reSponsible for
‘dratting defense policies both
‘for the military services and 'the
‘general public.
‘ Howard, who has been serving
‘as chairman of the defense de
partment's personnel policy board
isucceeds Donald F. Carpenter
who‘quit June 22 to return to his
civilian job with Remington
Arm's Co.’ ' - - ‘
After Carpenter resigned, Pres~
ident Truman named Carl A. In
glefritz. a vice president of-U.S.
Steel Corp.. but the Senate refus
ed to confirm Ilgenfritz because
he would not give up his $70,000
a year private salary on ground
it\would endanger his. steel com
pany pension rights.
Gargam‘ua, Famed
Gorilla, Sucumbs
MIAMI, Fla, Nov. 25 (UP)
Gargantua, the fearsome gorilla
who symbolized the savage beast
for millions of circus-going kids,
died in his SIO,OOO cage today a
few hours after his last appear
ance.
Death was first reported to be
due to the ordinary human ail
ment, tuberculosis.‘ but circus
executive Henry Ringling North
disclosed that the great beast
had a cancer or the lip for many
years. An autopsy will be per
formed at Johns Hopkins uni
versity to determine the exact
cause.
The'scowling 550-pound brute
died in the circus tradition —’a
trouper to the end. Although
obviously ill and with his hands
clasped across his ugly‘ head,
Gargantua went on view for the
last time'last night. Early to
day he collapsed and died.
Before and after this after
noon’s circus performance. the
big-eyed kids filed through the
animal tent to find the cur
tains drawn before Gargantua’s
Inside Today
Church News, pages 2-3; Edi
. torials, columnists, page 4; Co
lumbia Basin‘ News, page 9;
amusements, page 7; sports,
page 6
>young mother, now resting
in Our Lady of Lourdes hos
pital, had been living with
friends in Richland while
working in Kennewick the
past three weeks. She will
not be served with the war
rant until ready to leave the hos
pital, sheriff’s officers said.
Both mother and child were re.
ported doing well by hospital at
tendants. .
The mother's parents were ex
pected to arrive shortly in Pasco.
State law provides penalty 0!
imprisonment in the state peni
tentiary up to 20 years or im
prisonment up to one year in the
county jail or by fine of not
more than SI,OOO or by both fine
and imprisonment for the aband
onment of a. child under 16
years. '
‘ The young unwed mother told
police that she had thought the
child was dead when she depos
‘ited him in the ash can behind
the police station shortly before
midnight Wednesday.
He was discovered, very much
alive but blue with cold, about
7:30 3.11:, Thursday by garbage
collecto The surprised garbage
men immediately summoned po~
lice Officers William Crowley
and Bud Hanson who hurried
with the child to the hospital.
The baby was cleaned and im
-Imediately placed in an incuba
}tor. When he was sufficiently
warmed he was examined by a
‘physician who pronounced him
in. a healthy condition and de
scribed it “miraculous" that the
child had survived the seven
hours exposure and had not bled
to death.‘ The mother failed to
tie a.m.nryhilical cord. --
Sgt. Glenn Sickles located the
attractive! young woman in I.
Richland home following a lead
from a police report earlier Wed
nesday night. The report indi
cated that two young Richland
couples had come to Pasco to
attend a movie. “Hold That Ba
by" starring Leo Gorcey and the
’Bowery Boys. At about 11 p.m.
one of the girls left the theater
complaining of being ill. She
failed to return to the movie.
She returned to the Richland
residence about 2 a.m. andlthe
worried couple notified Pasco po
lice that she had been found,
the report concluded.
When Sickles questioned the
“missing woman” he learned
she had given birth to the child
alone in the rear seat of an emp
ty taxi parked near the police
station. Then she had put him
in‘the ash can and walked to
the Pasco-Kennewick bridge.
more than a mile distant, before
hailing a ride that took her
home. Sickles persuaded her to
return to the hospital where she
was put to bed.
Hospital attendants. police of
ficers and the attending doctor
said calls have been flooding in
from persons in the surrounding
states as well as from' residents
of the Tri-City area offering to
adopt the baby. The doctor an
nounced that adoption proceed
ings are in progress now and a
home will be provided for the
child if the mother continues
with her present wish not to
keep the baby.
gleaming cream and chrome me
tal cage. They did not know
then that the monarch. of the
beasts was dead.
} For 12 years, Gargantua lived ~
lap to his billing as “the might
}iest, most frightful beast ever
jshown to the public." His
strength was said to have been
that of 27 men.
He once bit the boss of the
Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bai
ley circus. John Ringling North,
in the arm in 1938 when North
got too close to his cage. That
was before they built Gargantua
a glassed-in air conditioned cage.
Gargantua even had a wed
ding but it was destined to be a
“kissless” one. The circus
brought a female gorilla named
Toto over from Havana to mate
with Gargantua in 1941 but the
big male took one look at her,
scowled and hit her in the face
with a cabbage.
Gargantua has never even
looked at his “bride" since al
though Toto lived in an air-crin
ditioned rage like Gargantua's
right next to him.
Price: 5 Cents

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