Abilene Reporter News, April 5, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

April 05, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, WARM «r    '"Z-7'f2.4Œfje Ubi Ime Reporter-iBtetóá^ FNAL^'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 293 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 5, 1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Students Run the City ... Abilene High School students began functioning in key city, county and federal jobs Monday to start Student Government Week. Each day this week, different high school seniors, elected by the student body, will take over key posts for a day. Staff photos are by JDon Hutcheson. SIGN UP HERE — Dressed in military cap and aided by a sign showing the advantages of the Air Force’s cadet training program, Morris Newberry (left, functioning as commanding officer of the recruiting station here) and Tommy Armstrong (serving as recruiting officer) try to sign up Delbert Hooper of Quanah. Massive Retaliation In Indochina Hinted Direct Aggression By Reds Disclosed WILL HE STAY? Committee Plans Sears Showdown WASHINGTON W — The Senate He said the Army, by naming a Investigations subcommittee toda special counsel of its own for the scheduled for tomorrow a show- probe, had upset his efforts to down meeting to determine wheth- | work out an agreement on a er Samuel P. Sears will remain troublesome problem of subcomas its special counsel for the in- mittee procedure — whether Mc-quiry into the McCarthy-Army Carth.v should be allowed to crossrow.    ! question witnesses. Sen. Mundt (R-SD), who tempo- cCarthy temporarily relin-rarily has replaced Sen. MeCar- qUjShed his chairmanship of the thy (R-Wis) as^a chairman of the group and said he would not vote subcommittee, told reporters on any issues connected with the “surely there will be an announce- inquiry, but he has insisted on ex-ment of some kind” after tomor- amining witnesses. He also prorow’s meeting.    posed that Army counsel be al ii e said the purpose is to ex- lowed to cross-examine him. plore the pledges Sears already; Mundt said last night he had al-has given that he can and will be nhost persuaded the Wisconsin sen neutral in the hearings.    ; ator to give up his right to cross The announcement followed a examine, but that the near-under- standing was upset by the appointment of Joseph N. Welch of Boston closed door meeting of Sears’ Mundt. Sen. McClellan (D-Ark) and _ Sen. Symington (D-Mo) in Mundt’s ^ handle the Army’s case. ^McClellan    Sears    is    to    be Wesiio™A about and Symington declined to elaborate on Mundt’s announcement. Mundt said Qpflrq was before * *'a great job” in drivin8 Coinmu-,.    ... t f A    .    ;    „    nists out of government and hail- them “just about three minutes. , hi re~ipPtlon We told him we    wanted him in    gears at a    news    conference to discuss all the    developments. j    herc last Thursday> in re.sp0„se to Mundt said. He told us he vei>    a    qUestjon?    that he    had never much wanted to discuss them,    taken a stand publicly    or privately co ,, „ .    ,    on McCarthy or “McCarthyism.” Sears, SS-year-old Bos on law-    Democrals    indicated    their 00n. yer, was picked as    special counsel    cer„ wa, n0, s0    much    wj(h w)|at last week. He said    at the time he    gears may have    said    about Mc- had never taken any position pub- Carth in ,he , as wUh licly or privately on Sen. MeCar-    whether    he    was    C0Inplete. thy s methods of hunting Commu- iv nists in the government. It de-     ............... veloped, however, that Boston newspapers had quoted him praising McCarthy in >1952. On other scores, Mundt said: 1. He has had no word from anyone at the Pentagon concerning reports that the Army may protest the appointment of Sears to the special counsel post. 2. He (Mundt) has “no feeling at as SHERIFF NEEDS A GUN—“Sheriff” Frank Liles demonstrates to “County Attorney” Jim Bowen the importance of a pistol in investigative work. Ike Expected To Clarify Bomb Queries WASHINGTON (iD-President Eisenhower will address the nation tonight, and was reported prepared to “clarify” questions raised at home and abroad by disclosures of the awesome power of the hydrogen bomb. The President discussed his speech, to he carried at 8:30 p.m., EST, by major radio and TV networks, in a forenoon conference with congressional leaders. Afterward, Sen. Knowland of California, the Senate Republican leader, told reporters: “The President will dwell on the concerns that various people have    ab    ’    concerning    the    Army’s    an- over developments in the world in-    nouncement    that    it    has    appointed eluding the hydrogen bomb. “The speech will certainly clarify some of the questions that are in people’s mind at home and abroad.” Magnolia Agen? Appointed Here; Office Opening Set John J. LaBar, formerly of Waco, has been named agent, effective Aoril 1, for Magnolia Petroleum Co. in Abilene. He succeeds the late John E. Pilkington, who was killed in an auto accident near Abilene last March 13. LaBar was a territorial salesman for the firm’s Dallas district for 15 months. Prior to that, he served on the firm’s Dallas city sales force. Mr. Pilkington had been a commission agent here for Magnolia. With La Bar’s arrival, the job was changed to a salaried position. Magnolia plans to begin moving into its new district office just outside the west city limits near South First St. on May 13, LaBar said. The firm plans to open the office May 17. The agency will be located in a new building and will serve most of West Texas. The headquarters was formerly at Fort Worth. The district designation will be changed from Fort Worth marketing district to Abilene marketing district, LaBar said. Boston news stories quoting him in 1952 as praising McCarthy for High School Zoning Plea Due Tonight A request for reconsideration of the proposed use of the west side of North Mockingbird Lane between North Sixth and State Sts., immediately west ol the new high school, for a shopping center will, be made before the City Planning and Zoning Board Monday night by Arthel Henson, Abilene developing engineer, announced Monday morning. The regular monthly session will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the City Commission room in the City Hall. Other items to be brought before the board are: Zoning hearing on reclassification of property at 1373 PorUand Ave. from Zone B (two-family residential) to Zone F (local retail). Request for planning approval plat by City Homes Inc. of continuation of Stevenson Park Addition on Cockrell Dr. between U. S. Highway 80 and EN 10th St. Request for planning aporoval of south extension of Elmwood West by W. W. Wagley located north of South 14th St., east of the new KRBC-TV studio and South of Hartford St. Singleton said the board would also consider, if time permits, the first filings of a plat called Wych-wood Addition by Raymond Thomason Jr. This addition is located on South 14th St. immediately east of the River Oaks Addition. WASHINGTON (AP)—Secretary of State Dulles told Congress today that the Chinese Communists are “coming awfully close” in Indochina to the direct aggression which he has said might produce masse retaliation. Dulles made this statement before a House Foreign Affairs Committee after saying freshly verified information showed that New Communist radar-controlled 37 millimeter anti-aircraft guns, which are bringing down French planes over Dien Bien Phu, are op~ erated by members of the Chinese military establishment.” R3 Dulles, testifying on next year’s foreign aid program, also said a Chinese general with “nearly a score of Chinese technical advisers," is stationed at staff headquarters of Vietminh forces attacking the French fortress. He called direct participation by Chinese Communists in the flaming Southeast Asia war “rather omi-nious’’ and gave other examples. He told the committee that Chinese Communist Gen. Ly Chen-hou is at staff headquarters of the Vietminh forces attacking the vital French Union stronghold, with “nearly a score of Chinese technical advisers.” Churchill Says Russia '(lose1 In H-Bomb Race Large City Vote Seen Joseph N. Welch, also a Boston lawyer, as its special counsel in the inquiry. Only last night, Mundt said the subcommittee would not keep Sears if the Army objected. Meanwhile, Sears announced yesterday as he left Boston he had named to assist him an attorney who represented two Harvard law students when they declined to answer questions of a congressional committee. The lawyer is Lawrence R. Cohen, also of Boston. Another assistant named is Russel J. Coffin, a Harvard Law School graduate. Both must be approved by the subcommittee. Cohen represented Jonathan and David Lubell, twins, by request of the Harvard law faculty when the students had trouble, obtaining a lawyer for their appearance before the Senate internal security subcommittee. They invoked the Fifth Amendment when appearing before the subcommittee. Mundt spoke last night on an NBC television show and in an interview afterwards. BUGS BUNNY CONTEST OPENS Youngsters, turn to page 1-B right now and get in on the Bugs Bunny Easter Coloring Contest. Today’s sketch is for children 8. 9, 10 and 11 years old. Tuesday a sketch will be printed for children 7 years old and younger. Cash prizes will be awarded winners in each division. The second most competitive elec- j cumbent. tion since Abilene adopted its city city Commission terms will be that mean the ‘active participa- managcr-commission charter in ,„r two years! Schoolyardtermi| aaid w’Tld'brtng"retaliatioi’ h*Ve will be for three years. 1948 will be held in Abilene from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for city and school positions. The large numner of candidates is expected to attract a larger out campaign Uterature in number of voters than the usual 2,000 to 3,000 who have turned out in past city elections in which special issues were not being de- the Good Government cided. on the Chinese mainland?” Two City Commission candidates! Dulles replied that if the ques-campaigned last week by sending tion referred to a speech he made LONDON W — Prime Minister Churchill declared today the Soviet Union is “very much closer on the heels of the United States” in the development of the H-bomb than they ever were with the A-bomb. He made the statement in a House of Commons debate in which Answering questions by Rep. j he again refused to intervene Frances P. Bolton (R-Ohio), after against American H-bomb tests in he concluded formal testimony on! the Pacific. He said the tests “in-next year’s foreign aid bill, Dulles: creased the chance of world peace also said:    rather than the chance of world “Numerous other” Chinese Com- war' munist technical advisers are op- Armed with non-security H-bomb erating at division level with the information supplied by President Eisenhower himself, Churchill told a tense, jam-packed House of Commons “we do not know what the .    ,    „    „    ...    Soviets are doing inside their vast and equipment generally which ^„¿¡4 ” He said “I shall make no prediction today,” but added: "The Soviets were well behind the U, S. even before the American hydrogen explosion of March 1, but they were very much closer on the heels of the IJ. S. in the de-velopment of hydrogen bombs than vented by the Communists from they ever were in atomic bombs ” entering North Korea.    I Churchill took issue with former Rep. Morano (R-Conn) asked: Prime Minister Clement Attlee, “If the Chinese Communists are j who told the Commons earlier that firing antiaircraft guns, doesn’t j development of the H-bomb would not “in itself prevent wars.” Churchill appealed against what he called “hysteria” and said: “I Vietminh forces. Dulles said this aid is in addition to the “artillery, ammunition comes from Communist China. He also said the Chinese Reds are maintaining communication lines for the Vietminh. Dulles said that an “air and military build-up is probable” in North Korea but added that the Neutral Supervisory Commission is pre- the LET’S GO TO THE FIRE—“Fire Chief” Joe Vick is ready for action as he mounts a city fire truck. Some Dust 'Possible' in Area Tuesday Some possibility that the Abilene : bock area, the weatherman said, area may get some dust Tuesday If this happens, Abilene n\ay get from an area to the north in the a little dust, central United States was reported Monday by the U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport. A cold front Monday morning was moving across the Rockies anti could develop into a low pressure area centered over Kansas, Eastern Colorado and the Lub- The weatherman said “There is not much sign” yet of conditions which would bring dust here. The current heat wave will continue Monday, with a high of 90 degrees, he predicted. A high of 85-90 degrees was forecast for Tuesday, Big Supply of Dope Seized in California WASHINGTON (AP) — Narcotics Commissioner Harry J. Anslinger announced today the seizure in San Francisco of “millions of dollars” worth of heroin which he said was smuggled in from Communist China. Eight persons were arrested in the raid yesterday. The commissioner said the illicit heroin seized was brought to the United States for the most part by merchant seamen who got it at a gambling, emporium operated in Hong Kong by a man An slinger names as Judas Isaac Ezra. 62. Anslinger said from his headquarters at the Treasury here that Ezra was formerly “a large trafficker in narcotics on the West Coast.” and that he had been sentenced in 1933 to 15 years in prison for a narcotics violation. Anslinger said Ezra was deported at the end of his prison term. He said it was expected Ezra will be prosecuted in San Francisco. Anslinger did not say whether Ezra had been arrested yet. Treasury aides said an indictment against Ezra would be sought at San Francisco and that it was expected he would be returned to this country through extradition proceedings. Anslinger said federal narcotics agents had seized, or purchased as evidence, six pounds of pure heroin “worth millions of dollars in the illicit narcotics market.” He said “the source of the heroin was , •. Communist china.” Where elections have involved special issues, the vote total has exceeded 8,000 in at least one past year. No special issues are involved this year, but 13 eandidates have filed for five places. This is the largest number of candidates, except in 1951 when there were 16, since 1948. All of the 13 candidates have competition, except one — Morgan Jones, Jr., who asks re-election to Place No. 1 on the School Board. The most vigorously - sought spot is the City Commission’s Place No. 2, which has four bidders including the incumbent, J. Floyd Malcom. an outspoken figure who has frequently criticized various features of city policy in the past year. This will be the first public test of Malcom’s views. The vote in Abilene could run as high as 8,500, since about that many residents currently hold poll tax receipts, Raymond O. Petree, Taylor County tax-assessor collector, said. When voting, residents must show a poll tax receipt, Lila Fern Martin, city secretary, said. The complete slate of candidates follows: School Board, Place No. 1-Mor-gan Jones, Jr., incumbent. School Board, Place No. 2 -~W. Lee Byrd. W. A. (Dick) Dickenson and Ollie McMinn, incumbent. School Board, Place No. 3 —Jimmy Partin and Mrs. Thomas E. Roberts, incumbent. City Commission, Place No. 2— Clell Whetsel, E. A. Hooper, Sr., Aldrous R. Oglesby and J. Floyd Malcom, incumbent. City Commission, Place No. 4— Dr. W. D. Rich, H. G. Reeves and C. T. (Tommy) Conerly, in- WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES REJECTED—The national Democratic Party chairman asks two Californians to withdraw from the congressional race. Paae * 3-A. DANGER DENIED—Three top authorities say Salk polio vac-vine is safe, after Walter Win-chell claims the vaccine may be killer. Page 9-A. LESS HEATED—Sen. McCarthy's fight with the Army has cooled down during search for outside counsel to investigate the case. Page 12-A, mail. They are Conerly and Oglesby. Five candidates are backed by League. Jones, in St. Louis last Sept. 2 “I said that if the Chinese sent their Red armies into Indochina it would be apt to produce action which might not be confined to Indochina. Dr. Bridges to Go They are Hooper, Rich, Byrd and Mrs. Roberts. Residents will determine the winners by filling out ballots at Tq Police School four polling places. The pollingi places are (1) South Junior High Dr. James P. Bridges, police School, for residents of Precincts 1, 2, 7 and 8; (2) Women’s Build- surgeon and chief administrative assistant of the Abilene Police De- ing at Fair Park, for residents of partment, has received an appoint-Precincts 3, 4, 5 and 6; (3) YMCA, j ment to the Southern Police In-for residents of Precincts 9, 10 stitute at Louisville, Ky. and 13; and <4) Fire Station at He plans to register for the in-North 16th and Orange Sts., for stitute May 1 for one month, and residents of Precincts 11, 12 and complete the three months of I4-    j    studies    in    the    fall.    The    course    will Residents can determine which aid him in assisting with the train-precinct they live in by examin- j ing of policemen here, he said. ing their poll tax receipts. The precinct number is located on the receipt. The job of chief administrative assistant is a non-salaried advisory position. 45 STITCHES TAKEN Burglars Gel Drugs; Abilene Nightwalchman, 80, Injured Burglars made off with about $85 worth of merchandise including a quantity of morphine and codine tablets from the Robinson Prescription Laboratory, 1325 Hick-break-in was discovered about 8 Capt. W. B. McDonald, reported Monday morning. McDonald also reported that charges were to be filed against a 22-year-old Abilene Negro in the beating of W. H. Stevenson, 8U, night watchman of the Abilene Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service, 768 Walnut St. and the burglary of the laundry early Sunday morning. McDonald said the pharmacy brekk-in was discovered about 8 a.m. Monday by Bob Henna, prescription department manager, when he came to work. The burglary occurred sometime between 6:30 p.m. Saturday when the store closed and 8 a.m. Monday, McDonald said. Missing from the store were 30 one-fourth grain morphine tablets, 200 one-half grain codine. tablets, $10 in silver and pennies from the store’s cash register, an electric razor, two wooden drawers, one of which contained about 12 cartpns of assorted cigarets and the other a cigar box holding approximately $12 In change from a soft drink machine. Total value of the items was estimated at $85, McDonald said. Entry was made by prying the front door open with a large screw driver, the detective said. Other officers investigating the pharmacy burglary were Identification Officer Grover C. Chronist-er and Det. W. E. Clift. Attendants at Hendrick Memorial Hospital reported Monday morning that Stevenson had a “fairly good night” and was “resting fairly well.” Stevenson, who lives at 710 Pine St. was severely beaten about 3 a.m. Sunday while thwarting a burglary of the Abilene Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service, He .was admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital where 45 to 50 stitches were taken in his head, police said. The burglar after hitting Stevenson seven or eight times with a soft drink bottle then entered the laundry through a window on the north side and probably left the same way, officers said. Nothing was reported missing from the building, police said. The 22-year-old man was arrested late Sunday. Police were also investigating the theft of a black 1951 Ford wheel, tire and tube from Skiles Motor Co., 1833 South First St. It was valued at $20, officers said. must repeat that I shall not ask the United States to stop their series of experiments which will go on throughout April.” Churchill said “nothing could be less helpful to us in our problems than panic and hysteria, especially when the actual physical results are all favorable to the free world.” “I also believe we have time, though not too much time, to consider the problems which now confront us and the whole world and talk them over in their new proportions.” Churchill mentioned only what he called public and private discussion “with our friends and allies.” Laborites are demanding that Britain take the “immediate initiative” in seeking a meeting of President Eisenhower, Soviet Premier Malenkov and Churchill to ease world fears. F oi mer Labor Prime Minister Clement Attlee made the demand earlier in launching an H-bomb debate in the tense jam-packed House of Commons. Amid loud cheers from fellow « At ’.Aitlee said he acted with no feeling of panic because we do not panic in this country ” CJureMl wi8 to follow Attlee de®,aration of government s policy and position toward the grave problem raised by development of the H- bomb. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCK HEATHER BUREAU    “ ABILENE AND VICINITY — Fair and La,r“v1Hond*y- M<K**F night and T fiOAS    90;    low Monday night «0-®: high Tuesday 84-90. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Partly 1 i i and warm this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers in the southeast portion. WEST TEXAS—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. No important temperature changes EAST TEXAS — Considerable cloudiness and warm this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershower* Moderate to fresh to *ouUj winds on the coast SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS — ParUv cloudy and warm this afternoon, totughl and Tuesday. Fresh to locally strong southerly winds on the coast. TEMPERATURES Sun. P.M.    Mott.    A.M. 81       1:30     .10 «2 ............ 2:30  ........ TO 83 ............ 3 30 ............ m 83       4:30        gg 82       5:30       m 80       8:30       ft T7  ........ 7 30        81 2*    ............ 8 30      10 73    ............ 9 30        73 73     ,    10:30      75 72      11:30        77 71      12:30      |0 Sunset last night 7.01 p.m. Sunrise today 6:23 am. Sunset tonight 7 01 pm Maximum temperature for the 24 hours ended at 6:30 a.m.: 83 Minimum temperature for the M hours ended at 6:30 a.m.: 67 Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. 2« it, Kelauva humidity at 12:30 p.m. 97vi. A Cfc e-" in oc Ckm ;

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