Abilene Reporter News, February 20, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

February 20, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1954, Abilene, Texas MILD DUSTY, EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 249 Associated Prrm (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATUBDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 20, PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Quick OK Of Warren Demanded BULLETIN BANQUET folks played prominent roles at the Hamlin Chamber of Commerce banquet Friday night. Seated, left to right, are C. L. Howard, retiring presi- dent; Mrs. W. F. Martin and W. F. Martin, who was toastmaster. Chatting with Martin is Delma Shelburne, 1954 president. Please see story on Page 3-A. (Photo by Charles Cock- erell) Dust Storm Rated Worst in History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dust hung like an umbrella Sat- urday between-most of Texas and the sun. This was the remnant of what a veteran weatherman called the worst dust storm in the state's his- tory. The winds that swept the dust cloud across Texas, sometimes at hurricane force, .pushed ou into Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. 'A pilot who risked taking off in the' storm was found dead Satur- day in his crashed plane.near Cle- burne. SAND REMAINS Robert L. Boylen, about 40, of San Antonio and Dallas disappear- ed in the dust storm ou a flight between the two cities in his pri- vate plane late Friday. A farmer found his body in. the crashed plane, about 17 miles southeast of Cleburne, Saturday 7> The black duster Friday re'daced visibility to zero "at many-points, closed schools, brought early nese and tangled 7 traffic of, kinds. The state's :only deaf areas" Saturday were in the Panhandle and around El Paso, the iveafter bureau said. I J. L. Weatherby? a former .weathj Record Duster Here Goes Away Sand and .dust from the memor- able storm of Friday still sifted down in the Abilene country Sat- urday morning. But it was rapidly dissipating. -Housewives were waiting for the settlement before making a thor- ough cleanup. Weather Bureau reported "dusty and mild but warm- tag Sunday -wThe terrific sandstorm, one of the worst ever experienced here, spent its fury around 4 o'clock Fri- day afternoon, but the heavens re- mained obscured. Even the sun looked pale and wan as it sought to shine early Saturday. .The sandstorm approximated some of the .worst in the history of the Abilene country and reminded of- those during the dust-bowl pe- riod in the 1930s. A man who has had official ob- servance of weather here since 1903 called it among the worst .he had seen since he came" here. He i- W. H. Green, 909 Hickory St., who was with the U. S. "Weather Bu- reau here from 1909 to 1944. "It's been several years since we've had a dust storm this J. B. Harlan, work unit supervisor of the Soil Conservation Service here, said. "It was" one of the worst since the middle 1930s." Harlan observ- ed most of the sand and dust orig- inated farther west, and he did not think soil erosion was very heavy except In the southwest part of the county and in the sand shinnery Jones County. Day Into Gloom Wind during the storm reached a maximum velocity of 62 miles. Daylight was turned into gloom. In the city City Manager Austin P. Hancock had street lights turned on at p.m. Friday, during the densest part of the storm. Business was practically at a standstill and some merchants clos- ed their stores. Despite the obscured streets, motorists proceeded with both eyes wide open and slowly, which re- duced possibility of collisions. Few accidents occurred, police reported. The State Highway Patrol broadcast warning to drive slowly on highways, which was well ob- served, bringing to a minimum mo- tor accidents. Abilene and West Texas had no possessive monopoly of the raging dust. The gale-like Mind blew far east to harass traffic and blaefr Vatican Denies Rumor Pope Worse -VATICAN CITY in- formants last night denied rumors that the condition of 77-year-old Pope Pius XII has worsened, but they indicated his recovery of itrength has been very slight. .Deep concern still is felt for his health, and a long convalescence will be necessary, the informants said. THE WEATHER tt.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE -WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY: Dusty and mild today. Cool tonight, warming Sunday. Hfch Saturday 55. Low Saturday night 35. HiRh Sunday GO to 65. .NORTH CENTRAL AND WES.f TEXAS: Fair and cool this afternoon and tonight, lowest 30-40 tonight. Sunday, Increasing cloudiness, and warmer. .EAST TEXAS: Fair and cool this after- lion and toclght, lowest 35-45 interior to- night. Sunday, increasing cloudiness and a little warmer. Moderate northerly winds on the coast becoming easterly Sunday. CENTRAIt TEXAS: Fair and cool this afternoon and tonight, lowest 35-45 in- ferior north portion tonight. Sunday, in- creasing cloudiness and warmer. Moderate wlabie winds on the coast becoming east- IES Saturday A.M. 44 51 51____, 51 4S........... ..........I 4y two federal agencies, the uey geiierai aud state'baakihg ex- aminers. Shepperd said he was prepared o prove with as many as 15 wit- nesses that Duval grand jury members are indebted to Parr or aligned with him politically. Norrls Opposes Shepperd Raeburn Norris, 79th district at- torney who is acting for the grand jury members, said he would ask a have Shepperd's motion over- ruled. He contended in a brief that the attorney general has no legal authority to ask the grand jury be dismissed and that he did so only tor "newspaper notoriety regarded by him as advancing his political ambitions." The state has been probing use of state funds in Duval County and its two school districls for a year. Last week it began a series of court actions that in turn led to the two federal court hearings. This is the way the script reads: on Shepperd's motion to dismiss.the grand jury Because it: can't impartially inves- tigate Duval County and" Duval school: district affairs because of its ties with Parr. Hearings in Houston on Parr's Injunction re- quest to restrain Texas Hangers from harming him, (Yesterday, Federal Judges T. M. Kennerly and Ben C. Connally% turned down a request by Parr.it-' torney-John J. Pjcbinson "for a shurt pdstijonemenV'in Monday's hearing. Pichinsbnsaicl he bad oth- er commitments which would make It difficult to PaWs-beTialf ..Monday.) Corpus Hearing Saturday federal- court hearing in Corpus Christ! on injunction, to _ prevent the removal or destruction of- records needed bye state a'nd federal agencies In their'investtga- tton from the San Diego, State Bank and Texas State Bank at Alice. Current investigation into the In- come tax affairs-of Parr nal Revenue ia Duval affair by postal authori- ties; investigation into disappear- ance of filmed records from .San Diego State Bank by state bank examiners.! Parr is president of the San Die- go State Bank. The Texas State Bank is depository for Benavides Independent School District funds. Yesterday, the attorney general attached to a court record retain- ing certain Duval County record's two affidavits. The affidavits were by C. G. Palacios, vice president of the San Diego bank, and E. N. Martin, handwriting expert of the State Department of-Public Safety. They were accepted and filed by the Duval district clerk. PaLaeios- affidavit to state bank- ing examiner A. C. McCain said al lof the bank's Biased records of checks had disappeared. The films covered a five-year-period. Palacios said he discovered the film was missing Feb. 8. He said he had not been able to find it. 'CONSULT THE RECORD' Davidson Denies Atwell's Charge His Court 'Slow' DALLAS Dist. Judge T. .Whitfield Davidson yesterday denied a suggestion from another federal judge that Davidson did Dulles Seeks to Convince Critics Berlin Parley Victory for U. S. -WASHINGTON of State Dulies .has undertaken to convince his critics, Congress and the country that the United States Scored a diplomatic Victory in ar- ranging for a conference -to dis- cuss peace in Asia. Dulles returned last night from the Big Four foreign ministers meeting.-. in Berlin, where he agreed to seating Russia and Red China at the conference opening April 28 at Geneva, Switzerland: He obviously was disturbed by some fears expressed in Congress that "appeasement" might result. He toM newsmen who met him at the airport that this country got "100 per cent' of what it wanted and that "the place and composition of the conference are precisely what we sought-" Dulles, ifatigued after nearly a month of fencing with Russia's V. M. Molotov, faces three days of possibly stiff questioning by cmfresstonal leaders of both par- ties and .by the House Foreign Af- fairs tad Foreign Relations Committees. He wfll report to the nation Wednesday night on radio and TV. Dulles was understood to be preparing to stress that his agree- ment in no way cleanses Russia of guilt in promoting and supporting Chinese and North Korean aggres- sion, in Korea. He also is said to be planning to emphasize that this country wfll continue -to refuse recognition to Bed China and wfll not permit her admission to the United Na- tions The Asian peace conference will search for ways to- bring final peace in Korea aud to end the year old Communist-led uprising in Indochina. Dulles' planeside remarks prok- ably the tone of His reply to congressional critics. Rep. Richards (D-SC) said Dulles did "a good but he also com- mented that it former Secretary of State Dean Acheson had come borne with such agreement, it would have been called "i sellout to the Reds." Richards is senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Three members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ex- pressed misgivings about dealing with the Chinese Reds on a high diplomatic level. They were Sen. Ferguson Sen. H. Alex- ander Smith (R-NJ) and Sen. Humphrey Dulles also was reported con- cerned over a diplomatic pro- test lodged by South Korea's am- bassador You Chan Ya-ig. Acttaj on instructions from his tovein- ment; Yang called at the State Department a lew hours before Dulles' arrival to protest Utterly that the Berlin conference repre- sented "a diplomatic victory 19 the a State Departaaeat spokesman said Yang dM not bis objections when be atten meetlnf yesterday of npmota- tives ot United ta Korean fighting. v dMtpntt attended a not handle cases with sufficient speed. Davidson, 77, wrote a VA page letter to Judge William H. Atwell, 84, and released copies of .the letter to the.press. Atwell declined com- ment. In an interview Wednesday At- well had suggested that Davidson might keep up with ais docket by working harder. The comment con- cerned a suggestion by U.S. Dist. Atty. Heard Floore that another federal judgeship was needed in tie Northern District of Texas Floore did not "criticize any of the judges. Said Davidson in his letter: "I was pained to read in your recent interview a suggestion, I might say a charge, that'I had not been diligent in my work in allowing cases to pile up on my calendar This is a'Serious cbarge, particularly to one who' conscien- tiously fives the best that is in him. "Uywlurfwt toew- WO; ;