Abilene Reporter News, March 6, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 6, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARMERWìft Abilene toorter    mdbjiing "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 263 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 1954--SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Demo Rally Tonight At Sweetwoter SWEETWATER. March .5. — Fi-Tiances of the 24th Senatorial District will take a turn for the bet-1 ter here Saturday night as sever- j al hundred area Democrats pay, $10 a plate to attend the annual; Jcfferson-Jackson Day dinner at: v. hich Sen. Robert S. Kerr of Okla-, homa will speak.    ' The dinner, orginally scheduled , for F'eb. 20. was postponed when i Sen Kerr was called back to Wash-! ington, D. C. to help defeat a , hurry-up move to push the Brick-er amendment through the Senate. Sen. Kerr and the Texan who ■will introduce him, Ralph W. Yarborough of Austin, are both scheduled to arrive here by plane Saturday afternoon. Kerr is slated to arrive at Sweetwater aiiTJort at 3 p.m. Saturday by private plane. He will be met there by a number of area Democrats. Yarborough will arrive either at 1:30 p.m. or on a later plane at 3 Jj.m Preceding the dinner at 7 p.m. in the Blue Bonnet Hotel will be a i lene to spend the night, reception for Kerr from 6 to 7 j Sorrells, who arranged Yarbo-p.m., J. W. (Jake) Sorrells, district j rough's visit to the dinner, said the chairman and Abilene oilman, has I Austin attorney is "considering” announced.    i    making a bid this year for the gov- No admission will be    charged    1 ernor's post. Yarborough has made at the reception.    !    no announcements on his future po- The oldest Democrat    from    each    ! litical plans. «f the 13 counties of the district i Holders of tickets for the origi-will be introduced at the dinner, i nally scheduled dinner may use Each wi> receive a plaque from them to attend the Saturday night SEN. ROBERT S. KERR ... to arrive at 3 p. m. night Yarborough, an Austin attorney and unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1952, will return to Abi- Sen Kerr, The oldest Democrat from the entire district will be Sen. Kerr’s guest of honor at the dinner. Following the banquet Saturday affair, .Sorrels said. Anyone hold ing tickets who has conflicting commitments will be refunded his money. Sorrels said. FOR 2ND DAY Messy Weather Chills Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wet snow, freezing rain and fog cloaked patches of Texas a second atraight day Friday. Forecasters said the snow was playing out but messy weather would hang on in the east half of the state at least through Saturday. Skies slowly cleared in the west. Temperatures were expected to «tay chilly. Snowflakes fluttered down as far south as Grapeland In East Central Texas, the first appreciable March snow there since 1934. An inch was recorded. Snow also fell In Lufkin, Palestine, Wichita Falls, Amarillo, Lubbock, Longview, Tyler, Dalhart, Dallas, Fort Clouds Try Hard, But Squeeze Out Only a Trace Here Chances for more moisture played out here Friday night after a trace of rain, sleet and snow fell during the day, a forecaster at the U. S. Weather Bureau said. Partly cloudy and warmer weather is due Saturday and Sun- day.    ,    ,    ,, Most moisture in the area fell at Breckemidge, where .09 of an inch was reported from a light fast - melting two - hour snow that began at noon. The light rain, sleet and snow flurries in Abilene that fell alternately for a few minutes at a stretch kept weathermen jumping to keep score. From 10:15 to 10:17 a.m. light rain and sleet fell. From 11:12 to 31:16 a.m. light sleet fell. From 1 to 1:10 p.m. there was a little snow. From 2 30 to 2:50 p.m.. drizzle. From 2:50 to 3 15 p.m., light snow again. It all added up to only a trace of moisture and no more was in sight for at least the next two days.    ^    , San Angelo also got a trace of ram Friday. The forecast for Abilene called for a gradual warm - up. High temperature here Friday was 40. Saturday’s high is to be near 55. And Sunday the mercury wUl climb into the 60s. The Friday night low was to match the previous night’s low of 30 degrce.s, but the low’ Saturday will be 35 to 40. IKE ORDERS Worth and the Red River Valley. By late Friday, however, the snow’ was confined from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to the Oklahoma line. In most of East Texas, the flakes melted as they fell, spreading needed moisture over crops and pa.s-tures. At Dallas, the great white flakes stuck thinly to blooming tree.s and lawns but melted on streets. The Weather Bureau said the only areas that could expect snow Friday rflght were Fort Worth-Dal-las and the north tip of North Central Texas. None was forecast for any area Saturday. San Angelo had light freezing drizzle and fog. Cold rain pelted Cotulla, Corpus Christ!, Brownsville, Austin, Victoria, San Antonio and Alice. Fog accompanying the snow cut visibility to miles at Dallas. Murk al.so shrouded San Antonio, Austin, Brownsville, Victoria, Galveston and Cotulla. Overcast grayed out all Texas except the Panhandle, which was clear by late afternoon. Afternoon temperature.s included Dallas 33. Waco 39, Austin 41, San Antonio 42, El Paso 63. "The weather will slowly clear from the west,” a forecaster said. The snow and rain fell as moist pacific air from the west slid over colder air blanketing the state. The vast King Ranch in South Texas got rain ranging from Vi inch to an inch. Showers were general, too. over IJano County in Central Texas, ranging from .20 to .30 of an inch. "It will sure help the pastures,” said one resident. “We need it badly. We got no rain in February.” The Weather Bureau reported these precipitation totals for the 24 hours ending at 6:30 p.m.; Austin .16 inch, Brownsville .16, Fort Worth .09, Dallas .15, Houston .38, Galveston .13. San .Antonio .02. Waco ,19, Laredo .22, Beaumont .35. Corpus Christl .34, Victoria .23, Wichita Falls .03. Lufkin .26. College Station .32, Palacios .18. Mineral Wells, .16. Foreign Aid To 5 Europe Red Traders By D. HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON, March 5    ~ President Eisenhower told Congress today he has oi’dered continuance of aid to five European nations even though they have shipped more than six million dollars worth of strategic materials to Soviet Russia’s satellites. The nations involved are Denmark. France, Italy, Norway and the United Kingdom. The President said to stop military’ and economic aid to these countries because they permitted trade with Eastern Europe in recent months would “clearly be detrimental to the security of the United States.” Congress also was informed of a movement of 500 tons of copper worth $450,000 from Turkey to Czechoslovakia, but was told that Turkey has taken steps to “prevent a repetition of the incident.” The President made a periodic report on East-West trade to the Senate and House chairmen of the .Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, as he is required to do under the Battle Act. This act forbids American aid to any country that "knowlingly permits’’ shipments to Communist and Red-dominated countries of items on an embargo list, such as arms, ammunition, implements of war, or atomic energy materials. But it authorizes the President to continue aid to countries allow’-ing shipments of strategic materials not on the embargo list when unusual circumstances indicate the cessation of aid would be against the interests of the U.S. The President forwarded to the Capitol a letter from Harold E. Stassen, director of foreign aid, which said none of the five countries involved permitted shipment of any embargoed items. None of the embargoed shipments went to Communist China. Stassen said most of the shipments to Eastern Europe—as noted in his last report on Aug. 1, 1953—resulted from commitments made prior to Jan. 24, 1952, effective date of the Battle Act. Last-Day Flurry Puts Contests Malcom, Conerly Ask Re-election lST to FH.E—Aldrous R. Oglesby, 38, of 3449 South Seventh St., gets his application a candidate for election as citv commissioner of Place 2 (South Side) checked hy City LAST as a candidate for election as city -........  ,    u    ^    u;.. Secretary Lila B^ern Martin. Oglesby was the last candidate to file Briday, submitting his application 15 minutes before the 5 p.m. deadline. (Staff Photo) Stabbing Victim 'On Danger List'; Man, 47, Charged A. J. Price. 47, of 917 South Treadaway Blvd., was charged with assault with intent to murder Friday in justice court in connection with the Thursday night stabbing of Millard Hector, 38, of 1434 Cottonwood St. Hector, who was stabbed four times in the abdomen and chest, was reported Friday night by a St. Ann Hospital spokesman to be in a “satisfactory” condition, “but not off the danger list.” The affray took place about 7:30 p. m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Cherry St. Price was arrested by Policemen J. J. Spann and W. T. Davis and Det. Capt. W. B. McDonald. The charge was filed with Justice of the Peace Henry F. Long, who set iKind at $2.000. Price had not posted bond late Friday night and was still in Taylor County jail. Deputy Sheriff Doyle Woody said. The charge will be investigated by the 104th District Court grand jury, which will convene March 22. NEWS INDEX Guatemala Accuses U.S. of Meddling A rash of last-minute filings Friday assured Abilene voters of contest in all hut one of the five city offices to be filled in the April 6 city election. Both incumbent city commissioners joined the three current school trustees, who had filed Wednesday, in bidding for re-election. Malcolm, Then ( onerly J. B'loyd Malcolm, city commissioner of Place 2 (south side) was the first commissioner to toss his hat in the ring. He filed his application for a place on the ballot with City Secretary’ Lila Fern Martin about 3 pm. Malcom was followed at 4 30 p m. by C. T. (Tommy) Conerly. commissioner of I’lnre 4 (north side). For Conerly this was an abrupt change of mind as he had told a reporter at 3 p.m. Friday he was definitely not entering the race. Only Jones Unopposed Stalu.s quo of the school board race was not ehanged with Morgan Jones, Jr , running unopposed for Place I; Mrs. 'rhomas E. Roberts asking for re-election, op|K).sed by Jimmy Partin, local Insurance-nian; and Ollie Me Minn, trustee of Place 2, bidding for another term, opposd by W, Lee Byrd, attorney and Good Government lyCague candidate, and W. A. (Dick) Dickenson, an Independent. In the eomrnlssioner’s race Malcom faces opposition from Aldrous K. Oglesby, local land surveyor, from Cloll Whetscl, unsuccessful candidate last year; and E. A. Hooper, .Sr., nominated by the Good Government League. Conerly, for the north side {K)st. will l)c o|)V>osing U. G. Reeves, unsuccessful 1952 candidate; and W. D. Rich. Hardin - Simmons University professor, who is backed by the league. Oglesby Is Last The Contestants: CITY COMMISSION Ploce 2 (South) — E. A. Hocper, Clell Whetsel, J. Floyd Mo'com and A. R. Ogle*;ly. Ploce 4 (North) — W. D. Rich, H. G. Reeve'., C. T. (Tommy) Conerly. SCHOOL BOARD Ploce 1 — t^organ Jones, Jr. Place 2 — W. A. (Dick) Dickenson, Ollie McMinn, W. Lee Bvrd. Place 3—Mrs. Thomos E. Roberti, Jimmy Partin. Eledions Set For 5 Vacant State Posts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twenty-five Texans compete 1» special elections Saturday for five vacant legVslallve posta a little Oglesby, ol 3449 South Seventh I    than    a week ahead    of the St., was the last to enter the com- \    15    special session. missloner's race, filing al 4:45 p.m. Whetsel had filed about 2:45 p.m. followed by Malcom at alKiut 3 SECTION A Oil newi ............... 2 Women's news ........... ^ Sports .............. SECTION B Editorials ............... 2 Comics ..........  A Rodio 4 TV log.......... 8 THE WEATHER S OIPARTMKXT OF «'OM.MFRCF. W F.ATIIF.K HI RF.%1 ABILENE AND VICINITY rloudv and warmer Saturday and Sunday. iVr%^.rw‘"8^^^u^^d^y"•rhV■^5"^ NORTH CENTHAL TEXAS’ Oenfrally fair through Sunday; warmer In the al- '**\VFBT TF.XAS; Ornerallv fair throuiV» Sunday:    a little warmer In Panhandle^ Hoath Plain* and Pfco* Valley eastward east'AND SOUTH CFNTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy thiough Sunday warmer affernoon. moderate ON LAWYERS ADVICE McCarthy Drops Libel Suit Against Benton In the northerly .    .    _    . '*ïîSli.ÆÂT*rKM to freah rind* on the coaii, becoming Fri PM. 1 30 ............ 31 3 30 ............ 3« 3 30 ............ 37 4    ............    38 5 .10 ............ 3» « 30 ............ 39 7 30 ............ 3« • 30  ........... 34 8 30 ............ 33 10 30 .......... IMO .......... . ..    13    30    ........ High wnd low temperature» fot 34 hour» •nded at « 30 p m 40 and 30 High and low temperaturea »«ma data laat year : 89 and, 33.    .    . Sunaei laat night « 40 p m. iunrlBe to-glay t ot a m. Bun’ret tonlght • 40 p m. Baremetcr readmg at 8 30 p m. 38 43. Balottee humldlly ot 8:30 p m. 80%. rn AM. 13 .... 32 .... 13 .... 33 .... S3 ... 33 ... 38 .... 13 .... 33 ... 34 .... 3» .... 3» WASHINGTON, March 5 (J^-Sen. J o .s e p h R. McCarthy (R-Wis) dropped Ih.s two million dollar libel and slander suit against former Sen. William Benton (D-Conn) today amid clashing statements as to why the action was abandoned. Benton, who had accused McCarthy of perjury, fraud and deceit. said the Wisconsin senator “refuses to face examination under courtroom conditions.” He said McCarthy never could have won the .suit “because I told the truth | about him and he knew it.” ' McCarthy said his lawyers had advl.sed him they were unable to find anyone who believed Benton’s charges. Under these circumstances he said, it would be impossible to prove he had been damaged, and just to demonstrate that Benton’s charges w’ere false would “not be enough.” McCarthy sued Benton two years lated deceit of the American people in pressing his campaign against what McCarthy termed subversives in the government. Benton, a wealthy advertising man whom McCarthy called “an ofld little meqtal midget.” delivered a 25.000-word blast before the subcommittee in support of his resolution to exi>el McCarthy At that time Benton submitted 10 cases which he said showed, among other things, that McCarthy “apparently lied under oath” before a Senate committee in 1950 and that McCarthy committed a “most serious breach of senatorial integrity—that of accepting ‘influence money.' ” Benton said these two charge« were based on (1) McCarthy’s denial to a committee that he had said in a speech at Wlieeling, W.Va., that there were 205 Com CARACAS, Venezuela, March 5 (JTi—Guatemala accused the United States today of using Red scare warnings as a mask for attempts to pry into her internal affairs. Secretary of State Dulles lashed back, saying the United States would not permit “abusive” language to obscure the Communi.st issue. Guatemala’s Foreign Minister Guillermo Toriello in a stinging 55-minute speech accused the United States of pressuring the 20-nation Inter-American Conference to investigate Red infiltration in this hemisphere. This, he said, was designed to embarrass Guatemala and tag her with an “unjust” CommunLst label. Wins Heavy Applause Toriello’s speech won him 60 seconds of applause, nearly twice that accorded Dulles when he spoke yesterday. Some delegates said the Guatemalan used an approach that appealed to many Latin Americans. Toriello said an attempt by the United States to get the conference to adopt an anti-Comunisl position w’as a “maneuver against Guatemala, which has been maliciously and unjustly accused of being Communist, of being the beachhead of communism, a danger to the Panama Canal, a bad example for the other peoples of the continent, and a menace to the security and solidarity of the American republics.’’ Dulles did not reply on the conference floor, but promptly issued this statement: “The Guatemalan foreign minister has made clear that he opposes any declaration by this conference against international communism. Not only docs he oppose any new action but also he goes further and says that his government consider.s invalid prior resolutions for which his government voted at the Ninth Inter-American Conference in 1948 and at the fourth meeting of American foreign ministers in 1951. By these resolutions the American slates unanimously condemned international communism as incompatibls with the concept of American freedom and as a danger for the .American states. "We do not intend to let this issue be obscured by an abusive attack made upon the United Stales. We deplore the fact that te.st when this agenda Rent Is These are sudden death elections. witJi the highest vote count winning, no maffe- what the margin. The special elections were called hv Gov. Shivers to give the House this inter-American meeting should be u.sed as a platform for efforts which seek to defame other American states and to exploit every possible difference with a view to disrupting the harmony of our gathering. "Guatemala’s po.silion with respect to intervention of international communism in the American republics will be put to tlie taken up. "We are confident this conference will reaffirm the position of the nintii conference on this question and will go on to <leclare that domination and control of pi>-litical institutions of any American state by the international comnuitiism movement would constitute intervention by a foreign political power and be a threat to the pcact? of America.” SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS Sundav’s big Htportor-News will go to your tect. There’llbe a section telling all about shoes for the spring. Other attractions will be pictures of Red Cross workers and their projects.    , Teachers will meet in Abilene for the Oil Belt annual gathering. The Reporter-News will tell you what is being planned bv the school folks. Also, there will be a story telling about this year’s Chamber of Commerce meeting, which advance plans say will really he something. Of course, there wili he the usual local news coverage by Reporter-News writers—oil, sports, news, society, farm, and feature. p m.    . Hooper, the league candidate. soclation executive, filed but | si de .services. I here were no Sen-withdrew his candidacy for the , ate vacancies. South Side eominissioii place alKiui | The biggest scramble i.s in Tar-45 minutes later.    rant County v here 16 persons seek Oglesby, running for the seat on the District 60. Place 2 spot left the commission, has been a rc.si- yatant by resignation of W'. II. dent of Atiilene sine«’ 1945. He came Ablngton, Another Tarrant Housa here after his discharge trom the ,nember. H A. Hull, died recently Army etigineeis as maiiiUnianci* there was not enough time to superintendent of the old Abilene    election    to fill this vacancy. Air Force    ^    Candidates in two districts were til February of 1940. He worked for another surveying firm here until    *1    * starting hi.s own business in 1948.    > Miss    Maud    IsaacKS.    LI    Paso He is luaiT'ied and has two daugh-    teacher, will move into    the    vacan- ters Diana, 7. and Nancy, 4. He ry caused by resignation of her is :i8 and a native of Hamilton. father, S.J. Isaacks. veteran legis-Whetscl, 3.3. of 2425 South 32d lator from District 105, Place L St., was horn at View' and attended Charles Kirkham Jr.. Cleburne Abilene Public Schools. He is active new.sman and chicken rancher, has in sports here and was formerly no opponent for the District 61 post a member of the Abilene Police left vacant by resignation of Bert Depart merit Making First Bid Hooper, running with the backing of the league fur tire South Side post, is an Abilene building contractor. He has lived in Abilene Hall. District 61 include.s Hood, Somervell, and Johnson counties. Candidates in District 3 of Red River. IMus, Camp counties were Vein Davis, auto dealer, Mount Pleaf.ant; George Ford, law stu- since 1930, and is making his first    Hogala'    C.T.    Neugent,    farm- bid for public offic e. »«XneTt    :    Ind    *    Phene his wife li\e at 8.>8 Jeaiuttc    . vvrlUanrs. in.surance and real e»- See ELECTION, Pg. 8A, Col. 4 ; talc. Mount Pleasant. BEFORE TRIAL CpI. Batchelor Put Behind Army's Bars SAN ANTONIO Tex . March 5, They said the soldier showed UpC- ’I'he Army put Cpl. Claude little reaction when informed the Batchelor of Kcrmit. Tex., a prisoner of war in Korea who changed his mind about staying with the Reds, behind bars today. Fourth Army headquarters here charges were brought against him. He accepted an offer to have Lt. Col. Kerlin J. Bragdon. a fellow Texan, serve as his counsel and he and the colonel went into con- announced that charges of collabo-1 fcrence. with the enemy had been Kouilh Army .spokesmen empha-pret"*rre“l aiiainst the corporal and [ sized that the charges preferr«) a pretrial investigation will begin | do not involve Batchelor a tempo* soon to determine whether the evt* rary refu.sal to be    j J  _♦rial    hv    roiirt    mar-    He    i.s    charged    with    violating dcnce justifies trial by court mar tial. The other .American POW who changed his mind about staying three articles of the uniform code of military Justice. .SiH’cifically. the pretrial investigation will involve Articles 104, with the    105    and    134    of    the    code.    Article    104 charged with collaborating wiin TRUSTY'S KEY CAME IN HANDY SWEETWATER. March 5, (iP— The Nolan County sheriff’s office got back a missing set of jaU keys todav. But eight pints of confiscated liquor are gone for good. A trustee found an extra set of keys in a store room and got into a locker where liquor pick- .g‘r'ieeus'ng''wm'ir"l^^^^^^^    >"    ed    up    In    this    dry county Iv kepU d«    .nd    eoilpiraV’    to    have    the: Known to the secretary ot state Later, the prisoner was found ?t^L::fin'R''e,i;.hitc^.n    ousted    trom    f?rm”’ii::‘"„o:' bankrupt Lustron Corp., an RFC borrower, for writing a booklet on home ownership. Lustron used the booklet In advertising its product, a prefabricated boust.^ the Senate. The litigation was based on Benton’s charges before a Senate Elections subcommittee in September, 1951. that McCarthy committed perjury, t-iaud and calcu- in a happy mood. He had done aw’ay with the whisky. 'Fhe keys are back with the sheriff. The trustee is back in a cell. He 1» in for bootlegging. the enemy and is awaiting trial by a court martial. He i.s Cpl. Edward .S. Dickenson, 23, of Cracker's Neck, Va., who came out of a Korean .stockade .several weeks before Batchelor walked out of a neutral zone encampment in Korea last Jan. 1. Both of the soldiers are 23 and both are from small towns. Batchelor got back to Kermit. in West Texas, last Sunday. He came to Brooke Army Hospital here yesterday for a medical checkup. charges giving aid to the enemy, 105 charges misconduct as a prisoner. Army srwkesmen said 134 is general—a "catch-aH’’ covering anything that is not covered by the other articles of the code, and generally covers acts which mighi tend to bring discredit upon the armed forces. The charges inUude “giving aid and comfort to the enemy by collaborating with the enemy while in the prison camp; and by so doing caused other American POWs punishment and hard.ship.’’ Findings of the pretrial investi- Today he was confined to the i gators and recommendations will stockade at Fort Sam Houston be reported to the commander of here headquarters of the Fourth the Fourth Army. U Gen. 1. D. Arm’v Ilf refused to make any t While. It will be White’s responsibility, after conferring with the Army’s legal officers, to decide whether the evidence is sufficient Army. He refused statement. Army authorities quoted him: "I did not harm my fellow prisoners. I never gave information about them.” to support formal charges in general court martial« CPI B VTCHELOR HELIV—Cpl. Claude Batchelor. 23, of Kermit. Tex., is shown above in Brooke Army hospital in San Antonio shortly before he wa.« taken into custody. Fourth Army headquarters said it had orders from Washington to hold Batchelor for pre-trial investigation to determine whether or not he should be held for court martial. He is accused of aiding the enemy while a prisoner of war in Korea. Batchelor is one of tw-o American POW’s who had a change of mind and came home after first deciding to stay with the Comuiiists. ;

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