Abilene Reporter News, March 29, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

March 29, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1954, Abilene, Texas COOLER FAIR; EVENING At "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE S KETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT .VOL. LXXHI, No. 286. AuociateA Prat (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 29, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe NOT PASSED Boulevardier is this dog's name. It means "man about town." So it's not surprising to find him fried, or passed put, if you want to kick a few puns around. To home folks he's called B ooley. He found his first Dutch 6- incher, when he was three months old and promptly appropriated it for his regular sleep- ing place. He graduated to a 7-ineher; now at 10-months he's full grown and the 11-inch .Dutch oven will remain his bunk for life. The breed is called Papillon. Booley is a candi- date for show dog honors; is owned by Mrs. Rer Cromwell, Dallas. WTCC Urged to Fight U. S. Participation in Industry By HAMILTON WRIGHT Reporter-News Staff Writer SAN con- centration of governmental power in Washington means the destruc- tion of human'freedom, Clarence Manion, a former chairman of President Eisenhower's commis- sion in Intergovernmental Rela- tions and former dean of Notre Dame School of Law, told the 36th annual convention of the West Tex- as Chamber of Commerce in the keynote address Monday morning. About 500 had registered for the convention up to early Monday morning. President Wright Arm- strong at an early morning break- fast of 100 Chamber o! Commerce presidents and managers thanked them for their cooperation and urged them to work together and support the West Texas Chamber. presided at this session in the Cactus Shivers Absent Gov. Shivers, who had been slated to speak Monday, was un- able to be here due to the press of legislative business. Gov. Murray, of Oklahoma, who agreed to come, at the last moment had to the engagement. The Old Gray Mare Band, cele- brated in the hoopla conventions of the 1920s, rendered music at the convention hall Monday. Wright Armstrong, president of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, di- rected 'the band when he was manager of the Browmvood Cham- ber of Commerce. The band was to give a concert at 5 p.m. Monday in the Cactus Hotel. At 2 p.m. Monday, panel meet- ings will be held of state affairs, national affairs, highway, and wa- ter resoures. The annual dinner will be held at 7 p.m. Monday when Fred G. Gurley, president of the Santa Fe Railroad system, Chi- cago, HI., will be the speaker. The convention continues until noon Tuesday. Principal address Tuesday will be by Dr. Sidney Miller, of the University of Pitts- burgh. WTCC Convention And Others the Voodrow Abilene Chamber of make Abilene's bid for WDson and President Eisenhower merce members were in San An-j 1955 to show that a concentration of; :AhQene ajs0 jriu bid_ for'-the government was a menace the country-- He warned West Tex- as businessmen that their primary competitor is government itself. "Let us carry on a continual to (Chamber "of Commerce" converi- West Texas Chamber of Commerce tion putting in Abilene's bid for the 1955 WTCC convention, George Minter chamber" president, said Monday morning. Manager's Association ebnventhm. This ..meeting, is.slated, for East- land this year, April 11-13, Miriter 'said. fighTLreStion %j Abilene win ask for the Texas lion of productive industry which HP rtade bv'Llbriry meeting for is now Ling carried on% "oi1956' The organization meets bring numerous conventions to the to the he implored. The community and the Indus- Ke in 1955 and 1956. the bid for Abilene at trial committees for the organiza-ls A M Waningford, fiftn Jiolrt nnnpl Tnpptinpc i _ __r T tion held panel meetings durine i the morning. JMcMahon, and Joe Bill Collyns, Midland newspaper I chamber manager. Cecil Warren, Paul Platt, Howard Cooley, publisher, presided over the com- munity service section. Delbert Downing, Midland, opened the session in the San An- gelo Hotel Green Room with a One of the many conventions; March 31-April 3 at Mineral Wells, and will meet in 1955 at Corpus Christi. Minter reported that Abilene's bid for the 1954 convention of the West Texas-New Mexico' Florist Association was unsuccessful, as Amarilio was selected as the con- John White Pulls Out Of Race for Governor prayer. Ralph E. -Duncan, man- Worth April 4-6, at which time Abilene will attempt to bring here i vention site. in 1955 is the West Texas County j Warren High, president of the or- Judges and Commissioners Asso- ciation. This group meets in Fort ganization and local florist, told Minter that the association board _______ ___ ____ of directors definitely agreed that ager" of communities depart-' County Judge Reed Ingalsbe will! Abilene is in line for the conven- ment, brought a concise report (put in Abilene's bid, Minter gaid.jtioa within the next few years, showing activities and progress for I Another is the spring conference the past 12 months. About 100 at- of District 16, Parent-Teacher As- tended the panel. sociation which is being held in E. L. Buelow, San Angelo, chair- man of the industrial committee, Jordon Says Attack Launched by Israel JERUSALEM, Jordan Section (ft Jordan spokesman charged to- day that Israel had launched an organized attack at midnight on a Jordan village two miles west of Bethlehem. First reports said nine Arab troops were killed and 16 wounded. The spokesman, Maj. Moham- med Izhaq, senior Jordan military delegate to the U. N. Mixed Ar- mistice Commission, said the Is- raelis also demolished some houses then withdrew to Israel after an hour. Snj'der this year on April 8-9. Mrs. L. B. Vineyard, member of the city council of the Abilene P-TA, 12 Yofe Absentee; Deadline Is Friday Twelve persons had marked ab- sentee ballots by Monday morning in Abilene's April 6 city election. Deadline for such voting is Fri- day'at 5 p. m. Those Abilenians who plan to be out of town on election day may vote absentee any time before the deadline. To do so, they should go the citv" secretary's office in City HaU. Egyptian Election Plans Cancelled CAIRO, Egypt mili- tary government announced tonight that all previous decisions to con- duct constituent assembly elections and abolish the ruling Revolution Council in July have been can- 4 Jurors Chosen In Windham Trial By GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-News Staff Writer BAIRD. March 29 Four jur- ors had been'selected to try the murder case of Ernest Windham. 53-year-old Callahan County ev. when Judge J. R. Black re? ccssed 42d District Court for lunch. The state has challenged three members of the jury panel and the defense, two. Six prospective jur- ors have been excused from serv- ice for various causes. Each side Way excuse 15 persons, without giving reasons, by .use o[ "per- emptory challenges." Mack Childers, Cross Plains farmer, second veniremcr. to be questioned, was the first juror cho- sen. He was given the oath at a.m. Childers is married, has no children and has two brothers. Other jurors who have been tworn in are: f. E. Markwood, Route 1, Clyde, married, Iwo children, no broth- ers, Presbyterian, i J. P. Mc'Cord, Cross Plains, farm- er and oilfield worker, married, two sons, no brothers. J. A. Gordon, Route 2, Clyde, firmer. Baptist, married, no chil- dren, no brothers. Windham is tccused in the Feb. U killing of his wealthy brother, Windi'.m, who nnched north of Clyde. Questioning by defense attorneys indicated that Windham would claim in the trial that the shoot- ing was accidental. Judge Black had excused 25 of the 200 veniremen summoned before the questioning began. Dell'Barber of Colorado City is leading defense counsel, with his brother. Perry, associated with him. Assisting District Attorney Wiley Caffey of Abilene with the prose- cution were Callahan County At- torney Felix Mitchell and Davis and Dallas Scarborough, Abilene attorneys. The courtroom, which seats about 250, was more' tian filled when District Clerk Mrs. Corrle Drlskill started -calling the juror's names. The defendant, wearing a brown suit, blue shirt and black high- topped shoes, was seated with his back to spectators and did not talk with anyone except when his at- torneys conferred with him in whispers. Mrs. Ernest Windham was sit- ting on the front row at the left side of the courtroom and Mrs. John Windham, widow of the slain man, and her daughter, Mrs. Rob- bie Davidson of Midland, were on the front row on the other side of the courtroom. The announcement, which as- sured continuation of Egypt's mil- itary regime despite the opposi- tion of President Mohamed Naguib, came after two days of heated conflict in the Cabinet and Revolu- tion Council while Cairo surged with anti-Naguib demonstrations. Instead of a constituent assem- bly previously promised by the Revolution Council, it was decided to establish an appointed "National Advisory Council" in which vari- ous organizations and professions would be represented. THE WEATHER WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair Mon- day Monday night; cloudy to cloudy Tuesday, warm Monday afternoon maximum temperature 75; cooler Monday night with lowest temperature 35-40; high Tu-sday in 70s. NORTH Ct.. -TEAL TEXAS: Mostly cloudy, turning much colder In north por- tion afternoon and tonight. Occasslon- al liRht rain In nortb portion tonight or Tuesday, Lowest In middle 30s in Red Riv- er Valley tonight. WEST TEXAS: Mostly cloudy and colfi in Panhandle and upper South Plains this afternoon and tonight vlth some light snow', likely in Panhandle. Lowest 26-34 In Panhandle tonight. Tuesday, con- siderable cloudiness, warmer in Panhand- le tfjd South Plains. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Moderate to fresh southerly winds on the coast. TEMPERATURES Sun. P.M. Mon. A.M. 85 63 M 62 S3 17 85 U 67 73 61 m M 55 -81 04 1130 63 66 Sunset night p.m. Sunrise to. day a.m. Suntet tonight p.m. Barometer reading at p.m. Relative humidity at p.m. Maximum temperature for the 34 ended it a.m.; 17. Minimum temperature tor the M at a.m.: R. k. 'Jos Must Go' Club Started In Wisconsin SAUK CITY, Wis. "Joe Must Co" Club, spearheaded by eight editors and writers from Wis- consin weekly newpapers today be- gan the tasfc of getting out about one out of every five of the state's eligible voters to sign petitions aimed at the recall of Sen. Mc- Carthy The club was formed at a meet- ng called here yesterday by Leroy oore, editor of a local weekly newspaper, that drew about 500 persons. They came, sponsors said, Tom 43 of the state's 71 counties. They included Democrats, Repub- icans and 'independent voters. A steering of 20 was chosen to circulate petitions hroughcut the state. These must rear about signatures be- "ore any recall move can be even considered by the secretary of state. The state has about eligible voters. Even if the move is successful here are several other possible barriers to any recall action of the controversial senator who has iained the nation's attention hrough his hunt for Communists government and his rift with the Army. Several governmental leaders, both .federal and state, have ex- pressed the belief that the recall would be outlawed by a federal constitutional provision that Con- gress shall be the sole judge of its members. In the event the present .move is successful and the signatures are obtained and held valid, spe- cial election would have to be held at which Sen. McCarthy's name would go on the ballot along with any others who qualified to run through filing nomination pa- pers. It would be a "sudden death" iection, with the man with, the highest total winning. TONIGHT General to Miss Ballet, but Entire Staff to Fly Here An Air Fores general will not be able to attend Abilene's ballet, but his entire will be in town Monday night for the opening night performance. This was the situation as of Mon- day morning in regard to Maj. Gen. Robert B. Landry; command- er of the Second Air Force which has headquarters at Shreveport, La., Ted Priour, Abilene ballet dancer, said. Priour has just re- cently received his discharge from the Air Force. Coming for the opening of "Mas- querade" will be 1st Lt. Wayne E. Adams and two colonels, a ma- jor, two captains and two other first lieutenants. Priour, a friend of Adams, did not know the names of the other officers. j Considerable interest in the show has been shown by Adams, who has made two visits here since rehearsals started, Priour said. Ad- ams and other staff officers were to arrive In Abilene in a C-54 air- plane at 1 p.m. Monday. Landry's plan to attend was canceled when he had to be in New York. Priour and Adams became ac- quainted when both were in the Air Force. Adams headed the pro- duction staff for an Force show, "Football Fever." Priour who danced the lead in the Air Force show has a leading role in the Abilene show. Adams will attend the Abilene DIPLOMA FOR SCH1NE Pvt. G. DavM Sehine, right, former aide to Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, is harided his diplo- ma by M-Sgt. Russell B. Bowles, upon graduation from the Army's military police school at Camp Gordon, Ga. He is temporarily'assigned to work in a photographic laboratory, pending the Army's reconsideration of his application to become a criminal Investigator for the Army. House Takes Up Tax Program AUSTIN a morning of wrangling, the House today took up .the governor's tax program'at oon. Rep. Joe Kilgore, sponsor of-the bill, stood" before thcj House and explained the measure. It increases taxes on beer, na- tural gas and franchises and is designed to raise in new money to pay for a teacher pay raise, increase the salaries of state employes and carry out an emer- gency building program. The emergency building pro- gram, the employes' pay raise and another natural gas tax were ahead of the governor's tax bill on the calendar of the House to- day. One by one, sponsors of those bills got debate on them postponed until the governor's tax bill was the next one on the calendar. The center of the fight was the natural gas tax. Debate popped out when Kep. George Hinson, Mineola, author of a tax bill aimed at hitting the long transmission lines the hardest, show with Mr. and Sumerlin. The show by Sumerlic. Mrs. Macon was written Thermometer Skids Quickly The temperature at Abilene Mu- nicipal Airport dropped from 80 degrees to 64 degrees in two min- utes after north winds spearhead- ed a cold front into this area about 10 a.m. Monday. The-drop was recorded by the U. S. Weather Bureau, which is lo- cated at the airport. The 80- degree reading was expected to be the highest for Monday. Before the front moved in, the weatherman had seen a chance for dust here in the afternoon. The north wind diminished the possibil- ity of dust, the weatherman said. Lowest temperature Monday night was expected to be 35-40, with a high in the 70s predicted for Tuesday. Showers are "not the weatherman said. ABILENE MAYOR TO PRESIDE Trent Mon to Receive Bronze Star Tonight Henry R. Rhynes, 26, son Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Rhynes of Trent, will receive the Bronze Star medal at a meeting of Abilene's 4005th Army Reserve Army Service Unit ar the- Reserve Armory at Abilene Air Force Base at p.m. Mon- day, Lt. Col. C. E. Gstlin, com- mander, announced Monday. Rhynes, formerly a sergeant at- tached to the Medical Detachment, 45th Infantry Division, Artillery, and'a reservist will receive the award for meritorious service a medic while on duty in Ko- rea. The presentation.will be made by Col. Gatlin, Abilene mayor. Rhynes was born Dec. 25, 1927, at Merkel and attended school in Trent. He entered the Army March, 1952 and took bssic and medical training at Camp Pickett, Va. He was (then sent overseas to Korea where he ar- rived Sept. 27, 1952. He remained in Korea until September, 1953, when. he returned to the United States. He was discharged at Camp Chalfee, Ark., on Dec. 19, 1953. Rhynes has five brothers and three sisters. The brothers are Frank, 24; Jimmie, 22 who also served lu the Army; Leroy, 20; Theldon, 15; and Ray, 11. The sis- ters are Frances, 18; Louise, 10; and Marie, 7. Col. Gatlin extended an invita- tion to all interested persons to attend the presentation. The re- serye armory is the extreme north- west building at Abilene Air Force Base. Mid. moved- to postpone consideration of his measure until the House had considered the governor's; The natural gas tax in the pro- gram recommended by Gov. Allan Shivers is an increase on the pres- ent production tax. Hinson said he wasn't commit- ted to the governor's bill, but that the governor's measure came out of committee first and he thought it fair to give it the first run on the House floor. Hinson said also he had prom- ised the Revenue and Taxation Committee, which had approved both the governor's and his bill, that he would move to postpone debate, on bis in order, to take up the governor's first. Rep. Curtis Ford, Corpus Christi, said it wasn't right "for us just to sit around here having a swapping good time." He moved to table Hinson's motion to postpone con- sideration of his bill until this afternoon. Ford's motion lost by a vote of 29 ayes and 111 noes. Then Rep. Doug Bergman, Dal- las, moved to send Hinson's bill back to committee. Debate started on that at a.m. This was the third week of the session and a vital one for the governor's program. The gallery in the House was crowded. The Senate met only briefly this morning, and many of the senators came over to the House to watch and listen. The House had a "this-is-the- showdown" atmosphere. It was taut. Many members went from desk to desk, talking. Quick hud- dles sprang up in the corners. Son Angelo Marshal's Nomination Approved WASHINGTON Senate Judiciary Committee today ap- proved the nomination of 12 per- sons as federal judges, attorneys and U.S. marshals. They include: Etnmett Mitchell Smith of Hous- ton, Tex., U.S. marshal. Southern District of Texas. Charles Peyton'McKnight Jr., of Houston, Tex.. U.S. marshal, East- ern District of Texas Hobart Kelliston McDowell of San Angelo, Tex., U.S. marshal, Northern District of Texas. Weotherford Mayor To Run for Congress FORT WORTH Jim Wright of Weatherford announced today he is a candidate for Coa- gress. The 31-year-old Wright, past resident of the League of Texas Municipalities, will oppose Rep. OTngate Lucas of Grapevine, who has announced he will seek re- election. Wants to Retain Agriculture Post AUSTIN Commissioner Jonn C. White said today he would seek reelection; adding "I don't intend to run for governor now." White, 29-year-old redheaded political whiz who unseated the late J. E. McDonald from a long tenure as agriculture commissioner in 1950, has been regarded as a sure-fire candi- date. He said he wanted to keep on being agriculture commis- sioner because of two major- unsolved problems: 1. The fight for basic farm leg- islation on a state and national scale has not been settled. 2. Vast areas of Texas are still in the grip of situation that calls for "experienced and decisive farm leadership in the months to come." 'Would consider a draft as JOHN C. WHITE x riot going to run, now candidate for White was asked. "Not as long as those two ques- tions are not he replied. There had been many predic- tions that White would take the field, especially K Gov. Allan Shiv- ers decides to ask for a third elec- tive term. He has made many speeches and often hinted at mak- ing the race. Hat Lined Up White has 'lined up with Jthe Tex- as Democratic faction friendly to the national party organisation. He yru the only elective Demo- cratic state <-official in IBS! who nomtnttion by the Repub- licans, and he campaigned active- ly for Adlai Stevenson. and other topflight Dem- ocratic leaders ditched Stevenscli and campaigned for Dwight D. Ei- senhower. Lately they have been making friendly overtures toward the Democratic organization again. White's drop-out apparently left Austin attorney Ralph Yarborough as. the only active probeMe candi- date from the liberal wing. Recent- ly Yarborough described himself as a "probable candidate" instead of a.possible candidate. "I intend to submit ray name for 'renomination on the Demo- cratic ticket as candidate for the office of Commissioner of Agricul- White said in a written statement. White's apparent withdrawal nar- rowed the list of probable candi- dates to about half a dozen. Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd said be- fore Christmas he was withdraw- ing as a possibility because he wanted to finish up his anti-Com- munist work. Hart Out, Too Former Chancellor James P. Hart of the University of Texas las taken himself out of the list. Shivers hasn't said what his plans re. Sen. A. M. Aikin Jr., Paris, is regarded as a good possibility for ieu'enant governor, not governor. Gov. Ben Ramsey would probably run for governor if Shiv- ers doesn't. House Speaker -Reuben Senterfitt Is still very much in the race, and giving Shivers some static in the special session. Still often mentioned as possible candidates are Associate Justice Will Wilson and Robert W. Calvert of the State Supreme Court; Mayor Floy Hofheiiu, Houston; Land Com- missioner Bascom Giles; Rep. Lloyd M. Bentsen if [clear to partly cloudy and temper- Shivers does not run. atures mild. Frosty Norther Cuffing Soufh Across Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A frosty norther chilled the Texas Panhandle with freezing :emperatures Monday and whipped southeast across the state, cutting short early spring weather-. The Weather Bureau forecast 'much colder" weather across up- per Texas Monday and Monday night, with occasional light snow in the Panhandle. The norther would also set off scattered light rain over moisture- short Texas, forecasters Born In Canada It was born in Canada and howl- ed down through the Rockies, stir- ring up snow and blinding dust. Grit churned by 55-mile-an-hour winds cut visibility to zero at Junta in Southeast Colorado. Ther- nometers sank to 7 degrees below at Great Falls, Mont, a record low there for March 28. The air mass blew into Texas before morning, drooping temper- atures to 23 at Dalhart and 27 at Amarilio. Loses Dust But it had lost a lot of dust. The Weather Bureau said Texas prob- ably would not get much dust. The only dust reported in Texas at a.m. was at Dalhart, which had five miles visibility and 19 mile-an-hour north winds. Gusts of 24 miles an hour were reported at Amarilio. Before stretched _. __ ______, across .the Texas Panhandle just Amarilio. It was moving at a good clip, expected to stretch between Dallas and Midland by early evening. Ahead of the front, skfes were dawn from the cold front south of Tulsa, House Must Decide on Ike's Housing Plan or Committee's IF... you art a Reporter-Newt honw- delivered subscriber, your should always A-l if ever it's not, notify number Ms .4-7271. WASHINGTON The House 'accd a decision on whether to fol- ow the recommendations of Pres- dent Eisenhower' or its Appropria- tions Committee on the public lousing issue as leader? scheduled or debate today a bill carrying funds for the program. The President has' asked Con- gress for a four-year program aimed at building public housing units. The Appro- priations Committee recommended last week that the program be end- ed in two years with the construc- tion of only more um'fa. There was some speculation that Eisenhower might send a new. ex- pression o[ his vtewi to Congress.: The House follows ncominenda- tfoas. of ,its Com' miner more' often than not. but some Democrats -wen planning a stiff tight on the housing issue. They wtre promised help today rroia Kep. Jtrteta who said in a statement toda? thai the committee action "must be protested and at least the public housing units requested must be restored." He added: "I shall fight for this in every way 1 can. It is essential in order to redeem the President's program of which housing is a vital part." Slum clearance and urban re- development, for big' cities is "a practical impossibility without a component, of public, he said, and federal public housing is essential if any appreciable mu-. nicipal or state-aided housing is to be expected. The housing funds are contained in a SVi-iiillion-doiUr appropria- tions bill carrying money for a score of independent the biggest of which are the Administration and the Atomic la- ergy Commission. Some other ittnii in It an aim controversial, partteulariy shark cuts made by the Appropriation In the Tennetiea ViUej ;