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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR, MILD "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 232 Auociated Prat (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10e Parr Violently SAN ANTONIO is no room in Texas, "for political thieves and ballot Gov.. 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 Fede- rated Women's club here. i Earlier today at Austin, the governor said in an inter- view that all state and federal resources are heing used to "stamp out" political tumult in Duval County. He predicted it will be stamped out "in six months or a year." i The governor at Austin-said he considered it a conservative stated' ment when he called Btiyal County, "a cancerous- growth on the good name of Texas." Both in his Interview at 'Austin and in'his speech here, Shivers in- ferred to the current three-pronged investigation of use of public funds in-the Duval area. "We have been working on that thing- down there a long 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. Shiv- ers said: "Just as there is no. room for Communism in Texas, there is no room, for political thieves and bal- lot gangsters. About one year ago, I asked the attorney general's of- fice, the Texas Education Agency and United States Bureau of Inter- nal Revenue to begin investigating AGENT RASTOVOROV where is he? Spy Ring Revealed 1 TOKYO trustworthy Amer- ican military source said today a Bussian diplomat spy reported i missing last week is revealing se- ll crets of Red spy ring in Japan to U. S. intelligence', agents on OM- n'awa. .The s.ource, be ideu- i said insideJse'crets from the "highly efficient'! agent" are help- I ing'crack :tbe.: spy..ring. The diplomat, Yuri Alesandro- vich- Rastovorov, in terror from the defenct Russian mission in Tokyo, the source said, helping "set up a, spy network thai has 'alieadv penetrated some of the highest levels-of the Japanese government." "Rastovorov left out of his the source said. "The claim of the Hussian mission that he was kidnaped by the Americans if ridiculous." Rastovorov disappeared Jan. 24. The American source said he fled after being ordered back to Moscow because he apparently was found toward Americans. The source.said a Eussian in- telligence agent accompanying a Eussian ice-skating team here, in January brought, orders .for-'ft-- tovorov to return home." The source, also .said Hussian agents friends of to give themselves '.over to the.'-Amer- icsna, but are being sent home guarded by five other Russians. The American" source said Ras- tovorov is believed to be a lieu- tenant "colonel in the MVD (secret Such a rank would make him a key figure in a spy ring here. Under Close Watch There has been no official'Amer- ican comment -on the case here or in Washington, other than de- nials that Rastovorov's where- abouts are known. said Rastovorov has been under close 'American s veillance more than a year. "He was not being recalled be- cause of any the infor- mant, said. "He was a highly .effi- cient agent." Winning. Rastovorov away from the Soviets could be one of the greatest American Army intelli- gence exoloits since the end of World War II. The American source said Ras- tovorov's pending defection, prob- ably was no surprise to the Amer- ican officials. 200 Die in Hindu Pilgrim Stampede the financial disposi- tion of public Duval County. "I am happy to report that, de- spite certain obstacles which have been thrown to 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 can- cerous growth that has marred the fair face of Texas for many years. .Clean UP Duvil Men "But regardless of the results that may come .from this Investi- gation, I'intend to continue to do everything In my. power to clean up the mess in Duval County, t hope this year wilt go down in history as the first year in a long time that the people of _ Duval County were able to Tote" freely and according to their own con- sciences. "If my administration" .should succeed in bringing the free b'allot back to .-Duval "would consider that one'.of my; greatest contributions to -the state Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd said the investigation go- ing on quietly for a" year on use of state funds for schools, public welfare, and highways in Duval said both present and Set SHIVERS, PS- Col. I GETS 0. Maynard, 44, and his wife Tommie, 38, look at a statement which awards them a personal injury claim of 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. Peace-or-EDC Vote Proposed by Soviets BERLIN Foreign Min- ister V. M. Molotov proposed today that 68 million Germans choose in a general plebiscite .between al- Western Europe and an-immediate peace treaty. The Russian fired his new broad- side la the Big Four conference, apparently- engaged in a running buttle to ward off a united Ger- many Heato tte West Mplotov led off the ninth day's-session of the Berlin narley with a sharp at- on EDO and then unloaded his plebiscite plan French Foreign Mimste Bidault, presiding for the day, voiced an immediate objection to the refer- endum plan, contending that free "German elections as proposed by the West would take care nf all that Earlier Secretary of State Dulles warned that the time-has come to realize-the division of Germany between the Communist and free Up for Bids Eleven construction 'projects for Abilene Air Force Base that 'wfll be advertised within the next three months have been announced by- Col. H. S. Hallpck, Fort Worth dis- trict 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 ad- vertising include: Head grading over 3.8 miles, Feb. 12. Approximately square yards of grading, storm sewer cul- verts and rainage ditches, Feb. 12. Masonry building about square feet area for vehicle roain- shop, Maintenance 15: hangar 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 transmission line with necessary secondary feed to supply outlets, March '30. Masonry exterior building about square feet in area for j bachelor officers quarters, April 5- I Masonry exterior frame con- struction chapel approximately .square feet in area, April 15. Crash and fire station, approxi- mately square feet masonry building, April 27. Two bachelor officers quarters buildings, one square feet, and one square feet in area, April 27. hydrant system with 12 hydrants and appurtenances, April 28. All of the jobs will cost over I Col. Hallock said. 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 luture course in foreign affairs, including membership in the pro- posed Eui-ooean Defense Commu- Western alliance linked with the North Atlantic Treaty'Or- ganizatioir. Attacks EDC Dulles appealed to Molotov to overcome his "deep-rooted s picion" of the EDC and consider it more favorably. Earlier at todav's parley, Molo- tov attacked EDC- and indicated he wanted clarification of various points in a German unity plan laid down last Friday by British For- eign Secretary Eden. Molotov declared the United States and Britain -are "the mid- wives of the European army Moscow appears to dread even though it would be purely defensive in character..' This was Molotov's'daK to make another try at imposing: the Soviet idea of a united Germany, an ef- fort he must know by now is use- less. He had contrived a plan for "free .and presumably laid it before the 'conference, with- out much hope of it accomplishing anything more than a bit :of home front propaganda behind Curtain. Allies Confer Before today's session the "West- ern foreign ministers conferred at length. Secretary of State Dulles, France's Bidault and British For- eign Secretary Eden discussed the crisis at Eden's headquarters and also pieced together their strategy the afternoon session of the Big Four in the Hussian Embassy. Ahead of them lay the certainty [hat Soviet Foreign Minister Molo- tov would drop in one more un- acceptable thesis on German uni- fication. 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. WON'T BEND ON TREATIES U. S. Now 'Adjusting' but Will Recover, Ike Believes tfi President Eisenhower said today he believes the United States is going through a period of economic adjustment turn'out all right.' A readjustment has always fol- lowed in the wake ,of a defense emergency, the President: told a news conference..; His added, believes lies ra the masses, not .jta; the -.wealth or 'any i JSnall, groups.' His statement ifoUqwed j preslio'n" .of.', opinion: of 75 cents an hour at this time of economic transition.. In a conference covering a wide range of subjects, Eisenhower llrt- 1. Declared emphatically that he will not compromise one single treaty power amendment in any way which would, alter the.traditional ariCA'ftf th? branches .of government. He said; tie. still is to 'endorse any compromise to make 'it "clear that no -treaty shall contravene the Constitution. 2. 'Announced" that .he: in- structed.tides to make.a'ibo.OTUgh study to determine. spread pf hysterical fear in con- nection with America's possession of atomic weapons. Big talk and bombastic statements are not the the President said, adding that a calm attitude is the better course. Said that if the psonle nf Indochina are determined they want to" be free, they brobably will be in the' lorig runJ; If they don't havesuch -determination, the PresT fd'ent the outcome of the struggle .against Communists there may well go the other way. 5. Put It squarely up to the Sen- ate to decide whether Albert C.' Becson, his controversial choice for it on the National Labor. Re-' is Quajifiei Henson to Carry Shopping Center Plea to Council Appeal will be made "to the City Commission Friday morning by Arthel Henson' .and associates (Westwood Development Co.) for permission to build a shopping cen- ter just west" of the. 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 regnJar meet- ing. School officials and P-TA.lead- ers 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.PIanning andZoningiCorninls- sion, which has heard the appli- cation a number Brooks said Henson iiand ?sso- dates are persisting in their ipeal "because the land in question isfully by Ike to Oppose Any Limiting Of His Power WASHINGTON UK President Elsenhower said today he will un- compromisingly oppose any at- tempt to change the traditional balance of power among the branches of the federal govern- ment. 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. Elsenhower declined specific comment on various proposals put before the Senate as possible sub- stitutes for the plan by Sen. Brick- er 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 Re- publican leadership to revise the Bricker amendment Neither did he give an opinion on a different proposal which is being pressed bv 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 j proposal which could command the necessary two-thirds vote. Eisenhower declared emphat- ically that he -will not compromise one single any way which would alter the tradi- tional balance of power between the three branches of government legislative and -Judi- cial Oeorst Bissert He repeated that he stffl is will- ing 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 Fergu- son Millikin (Colo) and Saltonstall The threat to their leadership was from Sen. George. George appeared to have rallied i majority of the Senate's 48 Democrats behind his action in breaking off bipartisan negotia- tions for a compromise. He offer- ed in the Senate-yesterday as a substitute- for, Bricker's proposal amendments of his own to which the White House has raised objec- tions. This left Knowland and his aides dependent on.the Senate's-47 Re- only a'segment .of them if Bricker does not go along -to support proposed constitution- al 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 Ilia existing three-or four-way Senate split continued, there was a dis- tinct possibility that no proposed amendment could muster, the two- thirds majority required. r i e k e r' s original proposal seemed virtually dead. Using it as a basis for revision, the four GOP leaders moved to .-revise it to amend Section 6 of the Constitu- tion to provide that "no treaty made after the establishment of this Constitution shall be the su- preme law of the land unless made .in pursuance of this Constitution." REARED BY ANIMALS? Indian'Wolf Boy' Puzzles Physicians NEW DELHI, India gaunt, snarling lad dabbed the "wolf boy" is providing medical authorities in Luck- now the twin problems of keeping him alive and determin- ing his background. The doctors said today the boy, yrho 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 def- initely 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 1he raw meat he likes. Despite more than two weeks hos- pital 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 sur- rounding until raw meat is produced. This he devours avidly. The hospital superintendent, D. D. N. Sharma, said mas- sage will be used in an effort to restore the boy to normal human shape. Gerald G. Lawler announced lans Wednesday morning for tne ,awler Construction Co. to build St new in what will be known as Section 4 of Southwest Park Addition In the southwest purl .of .Abilene. The construction company is a partnership composed of Lawler and brother, Norman S Law- ler, Brady automobile dealer. The newest section of Southwest Park lies Immediately south of South 20th St., bounded on the east Woodard and on the. west -by 3allinger, and extending to South 21st St., with Over St. running east and west between 20th and Zlst Sts. The area to be developed in- cludes 24 acres which Lawler re- cently bought from Frank Smith, Abilene attorney. The City Zoning Commission gave approval to the plat Mon- day night and it will be submitted o the Abilene City Commission; Feb. 12 for final approval. Lawler said that first work to- ward grading streets and install- ng utility lines is to start in about. 30 days, if approval o! the City Commission is received: Lawler announced that houses will be built in the new section 'as there is an effective demand 'or houses in .They will )e two and three bedroom homes ranging in price from to built'to specification for GI and FHA financing! Lots in the section will range WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES COST OF Asscciot-d Press Bureau Chief Robert Eunson reports from Tokyo that Korea 'was expensive but Air Force learned valuable lessons. Page 8A. TRAGEDY Two Grand Prai- rie factory workers die as jet pane Page 5A. HOMETOWN NEWS Abi- !ehe Chamber of Commerce-' elects five new Page IB. Ranger Man's Slayer Must Face Execution AUSTIN Court of Crim- inal Appeals today-upheld two con- fer Donald Hawkins Brown ot Dal- las and Morris Addison of Austin. The appeal court ruled it found co reversible error in trial court proceedings in either case. Brown, was found guilty of mur- def.in the fatal Dallas shooting Dec. 31; 1952, of Edwin Campbell; a .finance company-collector who had called tt Brown's home to colject installment payments. with three bul- Lawler to Build 87 New Homes Dimes March Total Nudges Mark Honey raised by the Women's Golf Association boosted the March of Dimes campaign total'to 371.12 Wednesday morning, Fred Lybrand, drive treasurer, announc- ed. The Women's Golf Association took in. at a March of Dimes dance held Saturday night. Although contributions are still coming in, the drive is stffl short of Its goal, Lybrand said. Among other contributions counted Wednesday was more from KRBC TV telethon bringing the telethon total to ap- proximately A total of was received from the telethon Tuesday. Two of the largest contributions Tuesday were J754.8H from KRBC Musical March of Dimes, and from South Junior High School. brought in and an addi- tional 122.50 came from the Moth- er's March from Bonhani and Crockett Elementary Schools. Lybrand pointed out that a num- ber Of lOwiis in the COUtiiy have not turned in contributions. In addition, money from-a num- ber of Jives here in Abilene has not been collected in full. Not officially counted in the drive total yet is raised Monday evening at the'arinv', tiir.sls.w'e at Houston School donated by resi- dents o! the community. Approximately 100 to 150 per- sons 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. Erom'a minimum of 60 to 90. feet in width and wul have varying depths. The houses will have floor areas 925 to square feet excluding garages and porches. All will have either garage or car port. Construction will be 'frame an with each house to be JndividtiBlly designed. Lawler jihasized that these will not be row- .All will-.Jiave.-oai flooring and roof construction will offer 4 variety of built-up with crushed, marble, composition shin- gle or asbestos shingle.'Each house will be equipped with forced air central .heating and buyers will'be able to select; the colors they pre- fer. Living Areas Lawler said the houses will be milt along latest; designs in home banning, featuring "open" liv- ng areas both inside and outside. Section 4 wfll be a southward 'xtension of the present Southwest Park addition which-'.already has 270 homes completed and- occupied. A shopping center to serve the area .'was opened in Sections 1 of Southwest Psrk 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, file Lawler brothers have built about 350' homes in Abilene since 1948. From 3939 through 1946 and excluding the time "he w_as in mili- tary-service Norman .L'awler 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 3134 South 18th St. Permanent office of Soatiiwsst Park Addition 1417 Barrow st 1 In Disaster Near River NEW DELHI, India I Hindus were trampled to death oday in .a frenzied stampede of eligious bathers into She holy at the joining of the Ganges nd Jumna Rivers, near AUa- abad. Unofficial estimates of the death oil ranged from 200 to TJn- onfirmed. reports, said" at least ,000 were injured. Although official sources at Alla- abad would give no casualty gures and refused any comment n the .tragedy, eyewitness acs ounts said 200 square yards along je .sandy, banks< of the sacred "Jangers were strewn with bodies fter police. cleared away the mil- bns of- panic stricken bathers at he- great Kumbh Mela ne of the holiest' Hindu elig'on Gathered at Riven The vast throng .of pilgrims, es- imated at three million, had altered at the rivers' confluence in eastern mfles south if New in-observance of the orthodox Hindu; that lathing, there during the Kumbh Mela spare's them the 'pangs of ebirth into a reincarnation. Hindu astrologers had pro- latmed today's ceremony as a 2th Kumbh Mela, the most im- portant religious bathing festival 144 ysars. A bathing as the Magh the spot every year from Jaiu: 14 to March 4 V commemorates a battle on the site in Hindu mythology w Every 12th year, however, thii ceremony becomes the Koittbh Every HMu astrologers believe coincides -with a mythical eclipse of the new reaches the, acme" of reli- giotis To the devout, there; is no better time or place to die, for death during the 12th KnmHi-Mela would mean direct passage to heaven. Prime Minister Nehru was to visit the festival today and Indian 'resident Hajendra 'Prasad had scheduled to join the liatbers. There were no indications where the two government leaders were when the stampede occurred. THE WEATHER C.B. DEFAKTSreST OF COMXEKCB WEATHER BDEEAC ABILENE AND VICINITY Clear Wed- nesday, Wednesday" night and ftgh .temperature Wednesday K Low Wednesday night 40 to 45 High Thurs- day TO. NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEJCAS: Pair and mild ihta tonlgrtt and Thursday.' _ EAST. AND SOUra CENTRAL TEXAS Generally fair and mild, afternoon, tonight "and Thursday UM.PJJ. Wed AJC. 330 tat 830 51 B 4V H Sunset last nlsht p.m.; today a.m.: Sunset tonight pjn. "-'.Maximum temperature far 21 hours cad- 'tnc a.m., 63- Hirumum ior noun in? at a.m. {2.- Barometer reading at 12JO p ra KelaUve humidity at 12 30 p rn COFFEE TIME AT COFFEE TAUt Sen. and'Sen.: testimoay about stuff at Cciininiitee .Searing.; to   

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