Abilene Reporter News, February 27, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

February 27, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLEAR AND COOL tPje "WITHOUt OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIII, No. 256 Axiodattd Prett (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 27, 1954 PAGES EVEMtf FINAL PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY ICs' Military Tension Mounts in Egypt IN TENNESSEE' Governor Frank Clements of Tennessee, third from right, looks as if he might be having a little fun with his Texas hosts about their real estate fly- ing through the air. A lusty sandstorm failed to detract, though, from either the attendance or the interest in the Snyder Chamber of Commerce banquet where Clement was principal speaker. Left to right are C. T. McLaughlin, fabul- ous Snyder oflman; French Robertson (behind McLaugh- Abilene oilman; Phil Regan, noted Irish singer who captivated the banquet audience; Clement; Elbert Hall and George Minter, Jr., president and president-elect, respect- ively, of the Abilene Chamber. See story on Page 3-A. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) Ike Scores Victory As Bricker Loses By JACK BELL WASHINGTON B) President Eisenhower won a major victory ic the Senate's vote last night kill- ing proposals to amend the Con- stitution to.limit treaty powers. The vote was 60-31, one fewer than the required two-thirds of those balloting. The proposal that lost was one by Sen. George (D- Ga) .which had emerged as the final of several versions the Senate has been debating since Jan. 20. The President bus said he bar. So objection: to an amendment that would declare no treaty or inter- t national agreement could override the Constitution, but he has op- posed various specific proposals he said unduly restricted the execu- tive's right to handle foreign affairs. 5 Fail To Vote In the final vote, 31 senators balked the will of 60, just as a minority may do on the ratification of treaties; Only five senators of the 96 were not recorded on the roll call. George's Ex-Official ANSON, Feb. 27 Odell Rainwater, 54, prominent Carpenter's Gap and Sinclair com- munities farmer, died at 4 p.m. Friday of a heart attack while sitting in his, pickup truck in front of ,a local garage. He was dead on arrival at Ansira General Hos- pital. He moved with his parents to Jones County at the age of 7, was active as a farmer, and had held the office of county commissioner of Precinct No. 4. He was a mem- ber the Baptist Church. He was born Feb. 27, 1900, dy- ing the u.iy before Ms birthday; He was married to Bessie McLar- en on June Funeral will be held at p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Anson. The Rev. J. N. Eastenyxxi, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cem- etery here. The body will lie in state at the family residence in the Sinclair community until shortly before time for the service. Lawrence Funeral Home here is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Rainwater is the Senate had favored previously by a preliminary 61-30 have done more than nullify pro- visions of treaties and ether inter- national agreements which conflict Constitution. that part of the George proposal- requiring congressional-; approval before international agreements could become effective as domes- tic h ive impinged upon his war powers and Ms authority to deal with diplomats of other nations. These agreements are made by the President or his rep- resentatives witiiout having to be ratified by the Senate, as treaties The .margin of one "no" vote, supplied dramatically at the last minute by Sen. Kilgore apparently means there will be no amendment at all, although it is technically possible to reconsider the vote. Associates said the Tie satisfactory to the President. If the Senate had passed the measure, they said, the administration would have redou- bled efforts tc kill or water it down in the House. Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP floor leader, went against the President on the final vote, after he previously had opposed substi- tuting the George version for one administratign spokesmen. Jiad -helped Sen. Ferguson chair- man of the GOP Policy Commit- tee, split with Knowland to vote against the measure. Sen. Bricker who start- ed all the controversy with a pro- posal which was fought openly by the White House and lost in ttie effort to compromise the issue, said he voted for the George meas- ure with the hope that the House would "strengthen" it. Juval's Part In Johnson's Win Recalled SALUTING HOMETOWN 4 Crewmen Killed (n 'Buzzing' Tragedy survived by his a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Sue Thompson, Anson; a grand- KUNT1NGDON, Tenn. Air Force "flying boxcar" ex- ploded yeslerday while its pilot was carrying out a hometown tradition of buzzing the courthouse and the crew of four died in the crash. The twin-engine C119, on routine flight frn-_n Lawson Air Force Base at Ft. Benning, Ga., blew up di- rectly over the courthouse on its second thunderous tree-top level pass over town. Burning gasoline and bits of ion, Joe Mac Thompson; six broth- wreckage sprsyed s. four-block ers, G. A-, A, L., J. C, A. B., area before the big plane smashed Maedgen and Johnnie, all of An- and three sisters, Mrs Ruby Bussell, Anson, and Mrs. J. F. Mo- rari and Mrs. M. E. Burton, both of Abilene. Burglars Tap Cafe, Attempt io Enter Another Building Abilene Live Stock Auction Cafe In northeast part of city was entered and a few cigars, some candy and chewing gum taken, Abi- lene police reported Saturday morning. Entrance was by removing hing- es off the front door. The' bur- glary was thought to Slave occurr- ed between and 3 a.m. Satur- dav. At 2 ra.m. police found the rear door to the Medical Arts Build- ing, 618 Cedar St., but entrance bad not been gained, H. M. Blessing, 1625 Sewell St, reported to police the loss or theft of a navy blue plastic billfold con- taining a ?100 endorsed little change and a driver's li- cense. Loss was discovered-while Hendrick Memorial Hospital, po- lice reported. Mrs: W. -.1C. Hays, 810 lAMus St., reported to police some one brolce the .window glass in her kitchen, about S p.m. Friday. BritisiT Wpmen Quits As Shoemaker At 75 NORWICH, England Wl Miss Margaret Chettleburgh announced today she is retiring from her job as but not because ihe's tod old at 75. "his to look mother." Moth- into a field at the edge of town where Hohier DeMoss and F.ree- man Taylor were plowing a garden. Both men, splasaed by fiery gas, leaptd into a nearby creek. .The :wo terrified mules, trailing flame, ran wild down a highway. The dead pilot was identified as Lt. Jack Jenkins Jr., 24, son of Mrs. Mabel Jenkins of Huntingdon, well known here before he joined the Air Force in 1951. The others: 2nd. Lt. J. C. Peachey. 26, of near Prescott, Ark.; Airman David A. Probus, 24. of Hammond, Ind.; and Airman Franklin D. Levy, 24, L a k e 11 heard an explosion. Arthur, La. Residents said since World War it had been tradition for pilots from Huntingdon to buzz the court house if they ever got within IOC miles of the town. Town 'Lucky' J. H. Williams, justice of the peace, said the pilot definitely wa "buzzing." Mayor R. M. Murray said "we're lucky the whole town wasn't ripped wide open." The mayor said the huge plane clipped the top of a house at the start of its second buzz, shuddered and started trailing smoke. It was a clear, sunny day when the plane first roared over. Peopl ran. from houses and stores t watch. Nearly everyone in towi (pop. saw the violent climax Chief Deputy Charles Field Mayor Murray and others were a a trial in a courtroom on the sec end floor of the two-story court house when the plane made it diving run. "Second time he came over town he was so low he looked like he was coming right in the court- said Field. "But he pulled up just as he went over MINERAL WELLS UK Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd brought up the role of Duval County's one- ided bloc voting in the 1948 elec- ion of U.S. Senator Lyndon John- 071 yesterday. Then he laid reporters at the itate Young Democratic Clubs convention that his reference had no significance as far as his future ralitical'plans were concerned; "I was just quoting the record and that's he said. Shepperd and Gov. Allan Shivers lave said they intended to "clean up in Duval County where pcViiJcal king-pin ;George sway. .Shivefs'anS Frank Ctement of Tennessee were slated as ers here today before the. Young Democrats. Both, were expected to speak before noon when the con- vention, after election of officers, is set for closing. been mentioned al- most constantly for two years as a possible opponent for Johnson, up for re-election this summer. Shepperd, should Shivers take the step, has been mentioned almost Dallas Woman Assaulted; 2 Men Hunted DALLAS hunted today for two men who forced a young wife to wreck her car, caught her as she ran snd then took turns raping her. The woman, 2tyear-old wife of s city fireman, said two Negroes attacked her last night as she drove to visit relatives. Officers questioned three men picked up for routine investigation today. No charges had been filed against them. Scores of city police and sheriff's deputies scoured Dallas County to- day. Officers said they had no leads beyonc battered automo- bile resembling the woman's' de- scription of the rapists' car. Earlier yesterday, attorneys for Tommy Lee Walker, young Negro charged in the rape-slaying of Mrs H. C. Parker last Sept. 30. won a delay of his trial to March 15. That attack climaxed a jittery summer in which snore than a dozen women reported they were assaulted'on the streets or were roused from sleep to find attackers standing over them. Last Sunday, Mrs. Jewel B. Coia 58, of Tucson, Ariz., was fount beaten to death in an alley near downtown Dallas. Officers srild she might also bivE ttu i The fireman's-islJe'sald going to WIFE TO FOLLOW Cpl. Botchelor Back On American Soil MCCLELLAN AIR FORCE BASE. Calif. Claude J. rived today en route to the Texas lome he once renounced for com- munism. The lanky soldier, one time lead- er of the pro-Communist American prisoners of war., was one of the arst off a C54 military plane from Hawaii. He stepped unnoticed through waiting newsmen, walked a few sttps, then stood quietly ooking around. Little Comment .Batchelor declined to comment on his immediate plans except to say he wanted to get home ts Ker- mit, Tex. as soon as possible. He won't know when that will be until late today after he has been check- ed in at Travis Air Force Base Hospital south of here. Batchelor also refused to com- ment on the investigation of the false germ warfare confessions of Marine Col. Frank Schwable. About the 21 Americans he left behind in the pro-Red camp near Panmunjom, Batchelor would say only "I don't think we'll ever see any of those fellows again. It does- n't look now like they can ever get back." Boards Bus Batchelor then was escorted to "when two r v- to curl her car and fei-ced her into a traf- fic sign. The woman told tbt ed out of her car caught her few yards away, (lapped her ind forced her Into their car; J They took turns driving rap- ing her, she said. She begged them to let her go, offering them in her purse, her jewelry and her car. They finally' turned her loose near Hutchins. The woman ran about two blocks, to the nearest lighted house and telephoned po- lice. After she was examined at a hospital, she showed officers where the men captured.her. They found a waiting Army medical bus for the trip to Travis. His plane had KaAn te Isitd there but- was. diverted because of high winds. Batchelor's face brightened only over tne ouster 01 Mohammed Naguib. once in his short talk with news- men. That was when a reporter told him "I saw an old friend of yours several weeks ago. Pappy Noel." Noel, Associated Press photographer, spent 40 months in a North Korean prison camp tore his Repatriation and at one time plotted an escape with Batch- elor. 'How's Old Pappy" 'My gosh, how's old Pappy the Texan exclaimed. "Did he get his teeth fixed up? Did he get any- of his weight Told that Noel is now a picture of health, Batchelor said, "My gol- ly, that's fine. That's really good to hear." Aboard the CM with Batchelor were 11 litter cases and 12 ambu- latory Most of them stay- ed on the plane for a later flight to Travis when the wind died down. Batchelor said the Army has as- sured him his Japanese wife would be able to fly to the United Slates within a w eek or 10 days. as often as a possible cam for governor. Both have said they have no such intentions. says he has more work to do as attorney gen- eral. Shivers has said he wants to rear his childre-i in Texas, not Washington. The youthful attorney general made his remarks yesterday dur- ing a blistering attack on the Duval County political situation. He also castigated' the senior state Democratic Party for having allowed the situation to exist so long. "It is inconceivable to he said, "that any'party passively condoned such a condition The senior party has in effect closed its eyes to it, and on many occasions has accepted a package vote from Mr. Parr. "In W48, George Parr was in- troduced to the state Democratic convention in Fort Worth as the greatest Democrat in Texas." The same 1948 convention saw the State Democratic Executive Committee reject the contest of- fered by Coke Stevenson to the election of Johnson. Johnson shaded Stevenson in the election by 87 votes when a flood of late-reported ballots from Duval County. gave him a state-wide edge. Hhepperd called upon the Young Democrats to repudiate "George Parr and all he stands for." Only one rift appeared yesterday in an otherwise harmonious meet- ing of delegates predominantly owing allegiance to Shivers who backed Republican Dwight D. Ei- senhower for President. ididatc Iner losses and a scarf in the weeds "near her wrecked car. She said she lost them and one of her ballerina type -slippers while run- ning; The slipper couldn't be found. Dust, Wind To Decrease Decreasing dust and winds for Saturday afternoon and nigbt, and clear and cool for Sunday com- pose the weather menu for the Abilene area, the U. 3. Weather Bureau forecasts. Abilene awoke Saturday morn- ing with dust-filled air, but noth- ing like the "grand-dad" about a week ago. A new cool front hit Abilene dur- ing the night. Moderate show fell at Dalhart The dust covered an area from Lubbock south to San Angelo and east to Wichita Falls and Dallas- Fart Worth area. Dust was settling by noon Sat- urday over the area. Livestock Judging Starts By BOB COOKE Reporter-Newi Farm Editor Judging of entries in the annual Taylor County Livestock Show be- gan at 9 a. m. Saturday, and the champions in the different divi- sions were expected to be named by early afternoon. 'Entries in the Taylor County show, restricted to 4-H Club boys and girls and 'FFA members in the county, ..exceeded the number of entries in the two previous and the quality of livestock and poultry-was rated high by show officials. Competition in the steer, lamb Will Begin Patrols TOKYO patrol op- erations by the Japanese coast guard will begin. in n mth earlier than pre- vent Russian interference with Japanese fishing operations, Kyodo news service said today. and swine classes was expected to be particularly keen, according to R. C. Fry, general superintendent, who Friday afternoon supervised the welghing-ir. and tagging of the county entries. At Fair Park, Auction Barn The steers, lambs and poultry were on display at Fair Park and the swine in the pens of the Abi- me Livestock Commission Co. on ast North Seventh St. Max Stuart, Roby sheep breeder nd judge, probably had the hard- st assignment of the four judges ating the Taylor entries. The Iamb show is exceptionally arge and of good quality, said ob Rankui, superintendent of the vision. Included among the num- er were grand champions of sev- ral of the county's community hows, held during the last few weeks. Stanley Anderson, Lubbock, ol the animal husbandry department f Texas Tech, was to judge the teers and swine. A number of the county entries in the calf division were consid- red strong contenders for the dis- Duval Grand Jury Caiis 12 Witnesses for Wednesday THE WEATHER By THE ASSOCIATED'PRESS Cavness said he "pecul- -The Duval County grand jury is set to resume its investigation of the .county's school financial, af- fairs Wednesday with 12 persons scheduled; for .appearance. Dist. Atty. Raeburn Nbrris said the 12 subpoenaed included Ctnin- ty Juoge Dan Tobin 'yrt'.A.'., E. Eerrera, official ol the San Diego; Independent School District. The flther 10, Norris said, were cited in a recent report on Duval County affairs by State Auditor C. H. Cavness. The auditor ar.d; his staff were sent to South Texas.-at the behest of State Atty. Gen.. John Ben Shanperd. Both Shepperd and Gov. Allin Shivers have declared they would "dean up the mess" in Duval County and the 79th Judicial Dis- trict, domain of George ?srr, long- time political boss of ttw ty jc jar and seemingly illegal" prac- tices in the fiscal conduct of Duval County and the county's school dis- tricts. SWpperd said the investi- gations by state and federal au- thorities would continue at "lull tilt." Federal authorities have been probing .Pavr's income tax returns, He once served a federal prison ierm for violation of.income tax laws. Friday, Judge James V. All- red at Corpus Christi extended a federal court order barring two South Texas banks, both headed by Parr, from destroying or se- creting records. The order original- ly was issued by Federal Judge Ben C. ConnaUy. Allred, a former Texas governor, signed the order after, a 5-minute hearing. Attorneys the Texas SUte of Alice tbe San Diego, Tex., Stitt and attorneys of the Internal Reve- nue Service agreed to the order. Raymond, Woods For Parr U.S. Asst. Dist. Atty. Charles Smith represented the government. M. J. Raymond and Victor Woods, both of Laredo, appeared as attor- neys for the banks. None would comment on the agreed-on order. Allre'd said that on May 26, when his order extension expires, be would hear arguments on whether the restraining order should be made a temporary injunction. Actually; Allred's order provides an official court record of a recog- nized law that bank records must be preserved for federal and state bank inspectors. Missing at the San Diego bsnk, its cashier has said, are records.for five years. Allred did not rule specifically whether rec- ords must be saved, and would not whether bank records, under include microfilm. ABILENE ASD TlCINnT: D -Usl snd winds this ftfternocn acd tonight; lear continued cool High this afternoon. 55 to 60: low tonleat 35 to huh Sunday, 60 MORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cleir to lartly cScudy. irlrdy, dusty cooler uls afternoon and toniKbt, Sunday fair and cool. .Lowest tonight 30-40.' WEST TEXAS: Considerable etoudtiefis in Panhandle and south Plains this. afterr noon and early tonight, otherwise eeneral- y fair through Snnday. Colder tonight with owest 20-30 in Panhandle and upper South Plains and 304} elsewhere. EAST TEXAS: Partly cloudy, scattered snowcr: near early this alter noon, becoming cooler this afternoon and tonlRhi. Sunday fair and cool. Lowest to- nisht 35H0 north portion, strong ahirtlnr winds on the coast, becoming northerly this afternoon ____ SOOTH CSITRAL TEXAS: Parti} cloudy and cw er this afternoon and to- night- Sunday It fr and cool. Lowest tocIKh about 46 the north portion, strong shut Inz winds on the coast becoming northerly this afternoon. TTMPEllATUItS 530 HOC Maximum temperature 34 hour! ced- ing at l-M a.m. !ng at e: Hlnlmi __turn, temperature for. M hours i M a.m. today 14. trfay, I'M: Soneat tonight ._ lite tomorrow Barometer raadtrn at a.m.: 1T.I JlelallTa a.m.: M trict-.show championship. Capons and broilers were to be judged Saturday by T. C. Blank- Inship and" Harold V.Eades.'Ham- lin High School vocational agricul- ture teachers. District Show Monday Entries in the district show, which opens Monday morning were all due to be in the barn by 4 p. m. Sunday. Several of the animals are due .to arrive in Abi- lene Sunday from San Angelo where the.junior exhibitors com- peted in the show there this week Steers and swine in'the distric show are to be judged by Dr Bill Warren of the animal hus- department of Texas wiS the' swine to be judged Mbn day afternoon, beginning at 1 a the Abilene Livestock auction arena and the steer judging to be at 1 p. m. Tuesday in the Sears arena at Fair Park: James A. Gray, San Angelo. Ex- tension Service animal husband- man, will judge the lambs, begin- ning at 9 a. m. Monday in the Sears arena at Fair .Park. The district poultry show will be judged by BUI Moore, until recent- ly Extension Service poultry hus- bandman who is now associated with the Kazmeier Poultry Farm at Bryan. The show is being held in the Woman's Building at Fair Park. Judging begins at 9 a. m. Tuesday. The district rabbit show is the same Fair Park building in The ruling revolutionary icled up at the main army head- quarters barracks at suburban tanks, field guni md automatic riflemen on and broadcast the warning: Plot Hinted "Any disturbances or disorotT will be severely crushed." The urgent air of the military proceedings suggested the new jremier, Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Vasser. and the 10 young officers who sit with him on tbe council, lad discovered a plot in behalf of Saguib, the modest, conservative executive they dropped Thursday as their figurehead on the ground ic was seeking dictatorial powers. A staff officer' at the council headquarters said "two factions at the army are now in conflict over the forced resignation of and the headquarters was tempor rarily closed even to its members. But up to noon, there were no signs of fighting in Cairo. Abbassla is the Cairo suburb in which Nasser and the oth- er officers launched the revolt which ousted King Farouk I. from the land of the Pharaohs in 1952. Forecasts Trouble (The exiled King only yesterday forecast serious trouble In Egypt, laying he expected it to develop next week. In he npressed the opinion that '-'those who seized power will not keep It very long, not more than a dozen days." .One of tbe first public signs of (ie crisis came .when the govern- ment-run Radio' Cairo interrupted a program this morning.and broad- cast the council's warning three times. Just who was revolting against the .regime and how serious it might be remained a mystery. Urgent defense measures at Abbassia indicated a pro-Naguib plot had been discovered and coun- ter measures were being hastily organized. :The. army blocked traf- fic on the highway in front of the barracks and pistol-armed officers dashed in and out in jeeps, appar- ently on urgent errands. Naguib Isolated The council isolated NaguJ> for "a month or twp" at his five-room home under military guard. At the same time it announced be was being dropped on charges he iti- tended to torn the Nile republic "back to dictatorship." Capt. Fuad Nasr, staff officer ia charge of the council's Cairo head- quarters, confirmed there was ;a split in the ranks of the refused to give any details or say whether there had been any actual fighting so far. "Col. Nasser is in full control of the situation all over he said. "Later today, everything will be clear." Arnied forces lined up again around the Marconi cable office in Cairo, where foreign correspond- the poultry and will probably be judged by Johnny HOutz, Dallas, beginning at 1 p. m. Tuesday, The show auction will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Abilene Live- stock auction barn on East North Seventh St. ents file their dispatches, as they did the morning Naguib lost bis jobs. Red-fezzed police .and. army troops in buttle gear were sta- tioned in the main squares of Cairo, though traffic was permit- ted to move normally. kell Army Split Threatens Violence CAIRO, Egypt and jet fightprs surged about the Cairo area today in a crisis reported i bom of a split in the army's ranks j over the ouster of President Gen. I Thispicture shows flames Friday night destroying Bit. I Church of Christ. Damage was estimated between fSO.OCS Jtod Sea shay on. ;e 3-A. (Photo by Georje Carter.-Histell Free j, ;