Abilene Reporter News, February 3, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

February 03, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas / FAIR, MILD Mene Sorter EVENING A VOL. LXXIII, No. 232 ^WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'^ Byron r I k • A a n ML, Associated Press ÍAP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 3J 954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Shivers Flays Parr Violently SAN ANTONIO (AP)—There is no room in Texas “for poUtical thieves and ballot gangsters,’' Gov. Allan Shivers; said here today reaffirming his intent to “clean up the mess in Duval County.” The statement was in a speech at a luncheon of the Federated Women’s club here. Earlier today at Austin, the governor said in an interview that all state and federal resources are being used to “stamp out” political tumult in Duval County. He predicted it will be stamped out “in six months or a year.’ The governor at Austin said he considered it a conservative statement when he called Duval County “a cancerous growth on the good name of Texas.” Both in his interview at Austin and in his speech here, Shivers referred to the current three-pronged investigation of use of public funds in the Duval area. AGENT RASTOVOROV . . . where is he? Spy Ring Revea fed TOKYO t#)—A trustworthy American military source said today a Rus.sian diplomat - spy reported missihg last week is revealing secrets of a Red spy ring in Japan to U. S. intelligence agents on Okinawa. The source, who cannot be identified, said inside secrets from the “hlglily efficient agent” are helping crack the spy ring. The diplomat, Ytiri Alexandrovich Rastovorov, apparenUy fled in terror from the defunct Russian mission in Tokyo, the source said, helping "set up a spy network that has already penetrated some of the highest levels of the Japanese government." Softened Toward U.S. "Rastovorov left out of fear for his life,” the source said. "The claim of the Russian mission that he was kidnaped by the Americans is ridiculous.” Rastovorov disappeared Jan. 24. The American source said he fled after being ordered back to Moscow because he apparently was found “softening” toward Americans. The source said a Russian intelligence agent accompanying a Russian ice-skating team here in January brought orders for Rastovorov to return home. The source also said two other Russian agents in Tokyo—both friends of Rastovorov—wanted to give themselves over to the Americans, but are being sent home guarded by five other Russians. The American source said Rastovorov is believed to be a lieutenant colonel in the MVD (secret police). Such a rank would make him a key figure in a spy ring here. Under Close Watch There has been no official American comment on the case here or in Washington, other than denials that Rastovorov's whereabouts are known. The source said Rastovorov has been under close American surveillance more than a year. "He was not being recalled because of any bungle,” the informant said. "He was a highly efficient agent.” Winning Rastovorov away from the Soviets could be one of the greatest American Army intelligence exploits since the end of World War II. The American source said Ras-tovorov’s pending defection probably was no surprise to the American officials. "We have been working on that thing' down there a long time,” Shivers said at Austin. Use All Resources “We will continue to use all state resources to see that people down there enjoy the same freedom of the ballot and freedom of life as in the rest of Texas. I think we have made good progress so far.” In his San Antonio speech, Shivers said: "Just as there is no room for Communism in Texas, there is no room for political thieves and ballot gangsters. About one year ago, I asked the attorney general’s office, the Texas Education Agency and United States Bureau of Internal Revenue to begin investigating the financial affairs—the disposition of public money~in Duval County. "I am happy to report that, despite certain obstacles which have been thrown in the path of this investigation, it has progressed satisfactory. I believe it is going to bear fruit. I sincerely hope that it will. I hope that it will be a big step toward stamping out the cancerous growth that has marred the fair face of Texas for many years. Clean UP Duval Mesi "But regardless of the results that may come from this investigation, I intend to continue to do everything in my jiower to clean up the mess in Duval County. I hope this year wUl go down in history as the first year in a long time Wiat the people of Duval County were able to vote freely and according to their own consciences. "If my administration should succeed in bringing the free ballot back to Duval County, I would consider that one of my greatest contributions to the state of Texas." Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd said the investigation had been going on quietly for a year on use of state funds for schools, public welfare, and highways In Duval County. He said both present and PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe 200 Die in Hindu Pilgrim Stampede Ike to Oppose Any Limiting Of His Power GETS $420,000 SETTLEMENT—Isaac 0. Maynard, 44, and his wife Tornmie, 38, look at a statement which awards them a personal injury claim of $420,000 by a federal jury in Chicago. The verdict, believed the largest ever made by a federal court jury, was against the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad after Maynard lost both legs, his left forearm and four fingers of his right hand in an accident. Sse SHIVERS, Pg. 2-A, Col. 2 Peace-or-EDC Vote Proposed by Soviets BERLIN Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov proposed today that 68 million Germans choose in a general plebiscite between alliance with Western Europe and an immediate peace treaty. The Russian fired his new broadside in the Big Four conference, apparently engaged in a running battle to ward off a united Germany tied to the West. Molotov led off the ninth day’s session of the Berlin parley with a sharp attack on EDC and then unloaded his plebiscite plan. French Foreign Ministe Bidault, presiding for the day, voiced an immediate objection to the referendum plan, contending that free German elections as proposed by the West would take care of all that. Earlier Secretary of State Dulles warned that the time has come to realize the division of Germany between the Communist and free 11 AFB Jobs Up for Bids Eleven construction projects for Abilene Air Force Base that will be advertised within the next three months have been announced by Col. H. R. Hallock, Fort Worth district engineer. Plans and specifications on the 11 projects will be issued on the dates listed, Col. Hallcok said. No dates were set for bid-openings. The projects and dates of advertising Include: Road grading over 3.8 miles, Feb. 12. • Approximately 4(X),000 square yards of grading, storm sewer culverts and rainage ditches, Feb. 12. Masonry building about 25,000 square feet area for vehicle maintenance shop, Feb. 15. Maintenance hangar 64,250 square feet in area of double can-telever stell frame, masonry, and corrugated siding construction, March 3. Apron grid duct for 40 electrical outlets in apron and 450 feet of transmission line with necessary secondary feed to supply outlets, March 30. Masonry exterior building about 11,800 square feet in area for bachelor officers quarters, April 5. Masonry exterior frame construction chapel approximately 8,400 square feet in area, April 15. Crash and fire station, approximately 11,000 square feet masonry building, April 27. ’Tw'O bachelor officers quarters buildings, one 11,800 square feet and one 7,500 square feet in area, April 27. Refueling hydrant system with 12 hydrants and appurtenances, April 28. All of the jobs will cost over 1100,000, Col. Hallock said. WONT BEND ON TREATIES U. S. Now 'Ad justing' but Will Recover, Ike Believes WASHINGTON — President Eisenhower said today he believes the United States is going through a period of economic adjustment bi.it he Is confident evendhing vdll turn out all right. A readjustment has always followed in the wake of a defense emergency, the President told a news conference. His administration, he added, believes the prosperity of a country lies in the prosperity of 11,s masses, not in the wealth of any small groups. His statement followed an expression of opinion hy Secre|ary of the Treasury Humphrey yesfer-day that the comitry is under§ojng ifoîiiihg to Ife ^ifwtrègpdn-^“^* ■hû^erL-sald of 75 cents an hour at this time of economic transition. In a conference covering a wide range of subjects, Elsenhower also* 1. Declared emphatically that he will not compromise one bit—one single word—on the Bricker treaty power amendment in any way which would alter the traditional balance of power IwtweeR the three branches of government. He said he stUl is willing to endorse any compromise proposal designed to make it clear that no treaty shall contravene the Constitution. 2. Announced that he has instructed aides to make a thoroy^gh study to determine, whether any breakdown C|iin^, be made ‘ -tèdi' spread pf hysterical fear in connection with America’s possession of atomic weapons. Big talk and bombastic statements are not the way to deal wHh the situation, the President said, adding that a calm attitude is the better course. 4. Said that if the people of Indochina are determined they want to be free, they probably will be in the long run. If they don’t have such determination, the President declared, the outcome of the struggle against Communists there may well go the other way. 5. Put it squarely up to the Senate to decide whether Albert C. Beeson, his controversial choice for a. post on the National Labor Re- , j^ard. is qpaliiied, àMjhòWeì* said the ^arened fçr .A ¡^at Ihe.tmle it worlds “cannot be continued with out very great peril to all of us.” He declared a Germany unified by free elections to create a new all-German government would have “a genuine choice” as to its future course in foreign affairs, including membership In the proposed European Defense Community—A Western alliance linked with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Attacks EDC Dulles appealed to Molotov to overcome his "deep-rooted su.s-picion” of the EDC and consider it more favorably. Earlier at today’s parley, Molotov attacked EDC and indicated he wanted clarification of various points in a German unity plan laid dowm last Friday by British For-eien Secretary Eden. Molotov declared the United States and Britain are "the midwives of the European army”—an army Moscow appears to dread even though it would be purely defensive in character. This was Molotov’s day to make another try at imposing the Soviet idea of a united Germany, an effort he must know by now is useless. He had contrived a plan for "free elections” and presumably laid it before the conference, without much hope of it accomplishing anything more than a bit of home front propaganda behind the Iron | Curtain. Allies Confer Before today’s session the Western foreign ministers conferred at length. Secretary of State Dulles, France’s Bidault and British Foreign Secretary Eden discussed the crisis at Eden's headquarters and also pieced together their strategy for the afternoon session of the Big Four in the Russian Embassy. Ahead of them lay the certainty that Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov would drop in one more unacceptable thesis on German unification. Molotov promised he would have a detailed plan for "free elections.” By the very fact that he has one, he served notice he has little use for the ’Western plan. REARED BY ANIMALS? Indian 'Wolf Boy' Puzzles Physicions NEW DELHI, India (AP) —A gaunt, snarling lad dubbed Henson to Carry Shopping Center Plea to Council Appeal wdl be made to the City Commission Friday morning by Arthel Henson and associates (Westwood Development Co.) for permission to build a shopping center just west of tJhe new high school. This was announced by Maurice Brooks, their lawyer. The session is slated for 9 a.m. in City Hall. It is a regular meeting. School officials and P-TA leaders have vigorously opposed the project in the vicinity of the new school. Plea of Henson and associates Monday night for re - zoning of the area to permit the shopping center was turned down by the City Planning and Zoning Commission, which has heard the application a number of times. Brooks said Henson and ksso-elates are persisting In their appeal because the land in question .be* usigd -sv»ccessfully by ■    He WASHINGTON Lf) — President Elsenhower said today he will uncompromisingly oppose any attempt to change the traditional balance of power among the branches of the federal government. ’The President’s general comment at a news conference came as the Senate headed toward showdown votes on the Bricker constitutional amendment on treaty powers. Eisenhower declined specific comment on various proposals put before the Senate as possible substitutes for the plan by Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio). The President said, however, that this is a very, very intricate question which should be studied soberly and on a non-partisan basis to determine what is good for the United States In the long run. Doesn’t Endorse Move ’Thus the President declined to endorse a move by the Senate Republican leadership to revise the Bricker amendment. Neither did he give an opinion on a different proposal which is being pressed by Sen. George (D-Ga) in the wake of collapse of bipartisan talks held in the past few' days in an effort to get agreement on some proposal which could command the necessary two-thirds vote. Eisenhower declared emphatically that he will not compromise one bit—one single word—in any way which would alter the traditional balance of power between the three branches of government —executive, legislative and judicial. George Biggest Tbreet He repeated that he still is willing to endorse any compromise proposal designed to make it clear that no treaty shall contravene the Constitution. The Republican high command in the Senate battle Is composed of Sens. Knowland iC*llf), Ferguson (Mich), Milllkin (Colo) and Saltonstall (M«ss). 'The stlffest threat to their leadership w'as from Sen. George, George appeared to have rallied a majority of the Senate’s 48 Democrats behind his action in breaking off bipartisan negotiations for a compromise. He offered in the Senate yesterday as a substitute for Bricker’s proposal amendments of bis own to which the White House has raised objections. This left Knowland and his aides dependent on the Senate’s 47 Republicans—and only a segment of them if Bricker does not go along —to support proposed constitutional changes to which Eisenhower would agree. No Two-Thirds The lineup was such that George seemed more likely to have his way than Knowland. But also, If the existing three-or four-way Senate split continued, there was a distinct possibility that no proposed amendment could muster the two-; thirds majority required.    j Bricker’s original proposal I seemed virtually dead. Using it as ' a basis for revision, the four GOP leaders moved to revise It to amend Section 6 of the Constitution to provide that "no treaty made after the establishment of this Constitution shall be the supreme law of the land unle.ss made in pursuance of this Constitution.” the “wolf boy” is providing medical authorities in Luck- now the twin problems of keeping him alive and determining his background. 'he doctors said today the boy, who walks on all fours, wolfs down raw meat and laps water like an animal, is 9 years old. With his hair long and matted, he was found mysteriously in a railway freight car Jan. 17. Though definitely a human, doctors conjecture that he was reared by animals. The boy was removed to the Balrampur Hospital in Lucknow, in north-central India, where symptoms of a serious circulatory ailment were noted. Much against his will, he is being fed cooked meat, milk, porridge, fruit juices and pancakes, as well as ihe raw meat he likes. Despite more than two weeks of hospital care, however, he still lies huddled weakly in his bed, giving an occasional snarl and trying to bite attendants. He cringes from light. He shows little interest in his surrounding until raw meat is produced. This he devours avidly. The hospital superintendent, D. D. N. Sharma, said massage will be used in an effort to restore the boy to normal human shape. Lawler to Build 87 New Homes Gerald G. Lawler announced plans Wednesday morning for the Lawler Construction Co. to build 87 new homes in what will be known as Section 4 of Southwest Park Addition in the southwest part of Abilene. The construction company is a partnership composed of Lawler and his brother, Norman S. Lawler, Brady automobile dealer. The newest section of Southwest Park lies immediately south of South 20th St., bounded on the east by Woodard and on the west by Ballinger, and extending to South 21st St., with Over St. running east and west between 20th and 21st Sts. The area to be developed Includes 24 acres which Lawler recently bought from Frank Smith, Abilene attorney. The City Zoning Commission gave approval to the plat Monday night and It wUl be submitted to the Abilene City Commission Feb. 12 for final approval. Lawler said that first work toward grading streets and Installing utility lines is to start In about 30 days, if approval of the City Commission is received. Lawler announced that houses will be built in the new section "as there is an effective demand for houses In Abilene.” They will be two and three bedroom homes ranging in price from 19.500 to $13,500, built to specification for GI and FHA financing. I,iOts in the section will range 1,000 Hurt In Disaster Near River NEW DELHI, India if)—Scores of Hindus were trampled to death today in a frenzied stampede <A religious bathers Into the holy waters at the joining o£ the Ganges and Jumna Rivers, near Allahabad. Unofficial estimates of the death toll ranged from 200 to 1,000. Unconfirmed reports said at least 1,000 were injured. Although official sources at Allahabad would give no casualQr figures and refused any comment on the tragedy, eyewitness accounts said 2()0 square yards along the sandy banks of the sacred Gangers were strewn with bodies after police cleared away the millions of panic stricken bathers at the great Kumbh Mela Festival— one of the holiest in the Hindu religion. Gathered at Rivers nie vast throng of pilgrims, estimated at three million, had gathered at the rivers' confluence in eastern India—350 miles south of New Delhi — in observance of the orthodox Hindu    belief that bathing there during    the Kumbh Mela spares them the pangs of rebirth into ■ reincarnation. Hindu astrologers had proclaimed today’s ceremony as a 12th Kumbh Mela, the most important religious bathing festival in 144 years. A bathing festival—known as the Magh Mela—Is held    at the spot from    a    minimum    of 60    to    90    feet    1 every year from Jan.    14 to March In    width    and    will    have    varying    4. It commemorates    a battle on depths. The houses will have floor the site in Hindu mythology in areas of 925 to 1,300 square feet, which the g<^s de|fi|ted | WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES COST OF WAR— Assccioted Press Bureou    Chief Robert Eunson reports from Tokyo that Koreo wos expensive but Air Force learned valuoble lessons. —See Poge 8A. TRAGEDY — Two Grand Prairie factory workers die os jet pone croshes.—See Poge 5A. HOMETOWN NEWS - Abilene Chamber of Commerce elects five new directors.—See Page 1B. Ranger Man's Slayer Musi Face Execulion AUSTIN (^B—The Court of Criminal Appeals today upheld two convictions carrying death sentences for Donald Hawkins Brown of Dallas and Morris Addison of Austin. The appeal court ruled it found no reversible error in üial court proceedings in either case. Brown was found guilty of murder in the fatal Dallas shooting Dec, 31, 1952, of Edwin Joe Campbell, a finance company collector who had called at Brow’n’s home to collect installment payments. Camgbell’s body, with ttiree bul-iqf« in Jatte head, was found later t ujghf c Dimes March Total $40,000 Mark Nudges excluding garages and porches. All wUl have either garage or carport. Construction will be frame and masonry, with each house to be individually designed. Lawler emphasized that "these will not b«' row houses.” All will have oak flooring and roof construction will offer a variety of built-up with crushed marble, composition shingle or asbestos shingle. Each house will be equipped with forced air central heating and buyers will be able to select the colors they prefer. 'Open’ Living Areas Lawler said the houses wUl be built along latest designs In home planning, featuring "open” liv of ing areas both inside and outside. Section 4 will be a southward 00'the floor of a hurniiig Money raised by the Women’s Golf Association boosted the March of Dimes campaign total to $39,-871.12 Wednesday morning, Fred Lybrand, drive treasurer, announced. The Women’s Golf Association took in $1,470.18 at a March of Dimes dance held Saturday night. Although contributions are still coming in, the drive is still short of Its $45,0(K) goal, Lybrand said. Among other contributions counted Wednesday was $12610 more from KRBC - TV telethon bringing the telethon total to approximately $5,.’>00. A total of $200 was received from the telethon Tuesday.    , Two of the largest contributions Tuesday were $754.86 from KRBC Musical March of Dimes, and $578.75 from South Junior High i School. A barbecue at Buffaio Gap brought in $86.50, and an additional $22,50 came from the Mother's March from Bonham and Crockett Elementary Schools. Lybrand pointed out that a number of towiis ill the county have not turned in their contributions. In addiflon, money from a number of dives here in Abilene has not been collected in full. Not officially counted In the drive total yet is $47.20 raised Monday evening at the annual tamsle sate at Houston School donated by resident.s of the community. Approximately 100 to 150 persons attended the sale in charge of Alberto Flores Milan. The sale followed a program that included Mexican folk dances and a free movie was shown after the salt. exten.sion of the present Southwest Park addition which already has 270 homes completed and occupied. A shopping center to serve the area was opened in Section 1 of Southwest Park in April of 1953 and architects are now working on plans for an extension of this shopping center immediately across Barrow St., on the east side of the street. The present shopping center includes grocery and drug stores, beauty and barber shops, cleaning and laundry service and a service station at South 14th and Barrow Sts, The Lawler brothers have built about 356 homes in Abilene since 1948. From 1939 through 1946 and excluding the time he was in military service Norman Lawler built about 600 .homes here. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Lawler and their two sons, Gerry Norman, 5, and Lanny Cole, 19 months, make their home in Southwest Park at 3134 South 18th St. Permanent office of Southwest Park Addition is at 1417 Barrow St. dei)p^Qi. Best Place to Die Every 12th year, however, this ceremony becomes the Kumbh Meia and is more sacred. Every 12th Kumbh Mela, which Hindu astrologers believe coincides with a mythical eclipse of the new moon, reaches the acme of religious fmportance. To the devout, there is no better time or place to die, for death during the 12th Kumbh Mela would mean a direct passage to heaven. Prime Minister Nehru was to visit the fe.stival today and Indian Pre.sident Rajendra Prasad had been scheduled to join the bathers. There were no indications where the two government leaders were when the stampede occurred. THE WUTHER U.S. DEraaTMKNT or commkkck WEAITHER nnREAO ABILENE AND VICINITY - Cl**r Wed-ne»d»y, Wednesday night oad Tbuxtdar. High temperature Wednesday <5 degreee. Low Wednesday night 40 to Htgh ’ftjur»-day 70 NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAit Fair and mild thia afternoon, tonight and Thursday. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Oeai^rally fair and mild Uii* oftemooa, tonight and Thursday. Tuei. P.M.    Wed. A.M. M ............ i    39      44 «         4« «    ............ 3:30    ............ 4« «3    ............ 4:3#    ............ 45 «    ............ 5:30    ............ 48 57    ............ g;30    ............ 4S 53    ............ 7:30    ............ 4g «    ........... S30    ............ 4« 47    ........... 8:30    ____........    S3 47    ............ 10:3«    ............    M 47    ............ 11.30    ............ 82 47      12:3«    .......... m Sunset last night 0:13 p.m.; Sunrlae today 7:33 am ; Sunset tonignt 0:14 p.m. Maximum temperature lor 34 hour* emO-Ing at 8:30 a m 8J Minimum temperature lor 24 hour* ending at 0:30 a m. 42. Barometer reading at 12:30 p m. 2S.2I. Relative humidity at 13 30 p m. 27% COFFEE TIME AT COFFEE TALK — Sen. HoUand and Sen. Anderson (D-NM) drink coffee while listening to testimony about the stuff at Tuesday’s Senate Agricultura Committee hearing, Anderson said he ordered the drlak sent to the hearing. “We took a coffee break." ;