Abilene Reporter News, April 5, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

April 05, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, WARM 7 f 2. 4 Importer "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. 'LXXIII, No. 293 Associated (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 5, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe 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 sen- iors, elected by "the student body, will take over key posts for a day. Staff photos are by 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 command- ing officer of the recruiting station here) and Tommy Armstrong (serving as recruiting of- ficer) try to sign up Delbert Hooper of Quanah. SHERIFF NEEDS A Frank Liles demon- strates to "County Attorney" Jim Bowen the importance of a pistol in investigative work. .LET'S THE 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 area may get some dust Tuesday from an area to the north in the central United States was report- ed Monday by the 17. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport. A cold- front Monday morning was moving across the Rockies could develop into a low pres- sure area centered over Kansas, Colorado' and .the Lub- bock area, the weatherman said. If this happens, Abilene may get a little dust. The weatherman said "There is not much sign" yet of condi- tions which would bring dust here. The current heat wave will con- tinue Monday, with' a high of 90 degrees, he predicted. A hig'u of 85-90 degrees wai; lor Tuesday. Ike Expected To Clarify Bomb Queries .WASHINGTON President Ei- senhower will address the nation tonight, and was reported pre- pared to "clarify" questions raised at home and abroad by disclosures of i tte awesome power the hy- drogen bottb. speech, "tiff -EST, by major -radio and TV net- works, in a forenoon conference with congressional leaders. Afterward, Sen. Knowland of Cal- ifornia, the Senate Republican leader, told reporters: "The President will dwell on the concerns that various people have over developments in the world in- cluding the hydrogen bomb. "The speech will certainly clari- fy 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, ef- fective April 1, for Magnolia Pe- troleum Co. in Abilene. He suc- ceeds the late John E. Pilkington, who was killed in an auto accident near Abilene last March 13. LaBar was a territorial sales- man for the firm's Dallas district for 15 months. Prior to that, he served on the firm's Dallas city sales force. Mr. Pilfcington had been a com- mission agent here for Magnolia. With LaBar'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 chang- ed from Fort Worth marketing dis- trict -to Abilene marketing dis- trict, LaBar said. Massive Retaliation In Indochina Hinted WILL HE STAY? Committee Plans Sears Showdown WASHINGTON The Senate i He said the Army, by naming a Investigations subcommittee toda I special counsel its own for the scheduled for tomorrow a show-j probe, had upset his efforts to down meeting to determine wheth-j work out an agreement on a er Samuel P. Sears will remain as its special counsel for the in- quiry into the McCarthy-Army "sen. Mundt who tempo- troublesome problem of subcom- mittee procedure whether Mc- Carthy should be allowed to cross- question witnesses. McCarthy temporarily relin- rarily has replaced Sen. McCar-: quished his chairmanship of the thy (R-Wis) chairman of ne not vote subcommittee, told reporters on any issues connected with the "surely there will be an announce-......v meut of some kind" after tomor- row's meeting. He said the purpose is to ex- plore the pledges Sears already has given that he can and will be neutral in the hearings. The closed announcement followed a door meeting of Sears' Mundt. Sen. McCIcllan (D-Ark) and Sen. Symington (D-Mo) in Mundt's and Symington de- office. McClellan clined to elaborate on Mundt's an- nouncement. Mundt said 'Sears was before them "just' about three minutes." "We told him we wanted him in to discuss all the Mundt said. "He told us he very much wanted to discuss them, too." Sears, SS-yeaiMud Boston law- yer, was picked as special counsel last week. He said at the time he had never taken any position licly or privately on Sen. McCar- thy's methods of hunting Commu- nists in the government. It de- veloped, however, that Boston newspapers j had quoted him as praisingiMcCaithy in On other scores, Mundt-said: 1. He has had no word from anyone at the Pentagon concern- ing reports that the Army may protest the appointment of Sears to the special counsel post. 2. He (Mundt) has "no feeling at all" concerning the Army's an- nouncement that it has appointee Joseph N. Welch, also a Boston lawyer, as its special counsel in the inquiry. Only last night, Mundt said the subcommittee would not keep Sean if the Army objected. Meanwhile, Sears announced yes- terday as he left Boston he had named to assist him an attorney who represented two Harvard law students when they declined to an- swer questions of a congressional committee. The lawyer inquiry, but he has insisted on ex- amining witnesses. He also pro- posed that Army counsel be al- lowed to cross-examine him. Mundt said last night he had al- most persuaded the Wisconsin sen- ator to give up his right to cross- examine, but that the near-under- standing was upset by the appoint- ment of Joseph N. Welch of Boston to handle the Army's case. Sears is to be questioned about Boston news stories quoting him in 1952 as praising McCarthy for "a great job" in driving Commu- nists out of government and hail- ing his re-election. Sears said at a news conference here last Thursday, in response to a question, that he had never taken a stand publicly or privately on McCarthy or "McCarthyism.'1 Democrats indicated their con- cern was not so much with what Sears may have said about Me- the past as with the question whether he .was complete' ly frank. High School Zoning Plea Due Tonight A request for reconsideration of the proposed use of the west side of North Mockingbird I.ane be- tween North Sixth and State Sts., immediately west 'of the new high school, for a shopping center will, be made before the City Planning and Zoning Board Monday night by Arthel Henson, Abilene develop- ning engineer, announced Monday morning. The regular monthly session will begin at p.m. in the City Commission room in the City Hall. Other items to be brought be- fore the board are: Zoning hearing on reclassifica- tion of property at 1373 Portland Ave. from Zone B (two-family res- idential) to Zone F (local Request .for planning approval plat by City Homes Inc. of con- tinuation of Stevenson Park Ad- dition on Cockrell Dr. between U. S. Highway 80 and EN 10th St. Request for planning aporova] of south extension of Elmwooc 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 if time .permits, the first filings of a plat called Wych- wood Addition by Raymond Thom- ason Jr. This addition is located on South 14th St. immediately east of, the River Oaks. Addition. is Lawrence R. Cohen, also of Boston. Another as- sistant named is Russel J. Coffin, a 'Harvard Law School graduate. Both must be approved by the sub- committee. 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 sub- committee. They invoked the Fifth Amendment when appearing be- fore the subcommittee. Mundt spoke last night on an NBC television show and in an in- terview 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 and1 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. 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 head- quarters at the Treasury here that Ezra was formerly "a large traf- ficker in narcotics on the West and that he had been sen- tenced in 1933 to 15 years in prison for a narcotics violation: Anslinger said Ezra was deport- ed at .the end of his prison term. He said it was expected Kira will be prosecuted in San Francisco. Amlinger did not lay whether Ezra had been arrested yet. Treas- ury aides said an indictment against Ezra would be sought at San Francisco and that it was ex- pected 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 in the illicit narcotics market" He laid "the source of the heroin was Communist china." Vote Seen The second most competitive elec- tion since Abilene adopted its city manager-commission charter in 1948 will he 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 number of voters than the usual to who have turned out in past city elections in which special issues were not being de- cided. Where elections special issues, the have involved vote total has exceeded 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, ex- cept in 1951 when there were 16, since 1948. All of the 13 candidates have competition, except one Mor- gan Jones, Jr., who asks re-elec- tion to 1 on the School Board. The most vigorously sought spot is the City Commission's Place No. 2, which has four bid- ders including the incumbent, J. Floyd Malcom, an outspoken fig- ure 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 since about that many residents currently hold poll tax receipts, Raymond O. Petree, Taylor County tax-assessor col- lector, said. When voting, resi- dents must show a poll tax receipt, Lila Fern Martin, city secretary, said. The complete slate of eandidates follows: School Board, Place No. gan Jones, Jr., incumbent. School Board, Place No. 2 Lee Byrd. W.-A. (Dick) Dicken- son and OIlie McMinn, incumbent. School Board, Place No. 3 y Partin and Mrs. Thomas E. Roberts, incumbent. City Commission, Place No. Clell Whetsel, E. A. Hooper, Sr., Aldrous R. Oglesby and J. Floyd Malcom, incumbent. City Commission, Place No. Dr. W. D. Rich, H. G. Reeves and C. T. (Tommy) Conerly, in- WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES national Demo- cratic Party chairman osks two Californians to withdraw from the congressional race. Page DANGER top authorities jay Salk polio vac- vine is safe, after Walter Win- chell claims'the vaccine may bfi killer. Page 9-A. LESS McCarthy's fight with the Army hcs cooled down during search .for outride counsel to investigate the case. Page 12-A. cumbent. City Commission terms will be for two years. School Board terms will be for three years. Two City Commission candidates campaigned last week by sending out campaign literature in the mail. They are Conerly and Ogles- by.1 Five candidates are backed by the Good Government League. They are Hooper, Rich, Jones, Byrd and Mrs. Roberts. Residents will determine the winners by filling out ballots at four polling places. The polling places are (1) South Junior High School, for residents of Precincts 1, 2, 7 and 8; (2) Women's Build- ing at Fair Park, for residents of Precincts 3, 4, 5 and 6; (3) YMCA, for residents of Precincts 9, 10 and 13; and (4) Fire Station at North 16th and Orange Sts., for residents of Precincts 11, 12 and 14. Residents can determine which precinct they live in by examin- ing their poll tax receipts. The precinct number, is located on the receipt. Direct Aggression By Reds WASHINGTON Secretary of State Dulles told Con- press 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 Af- "airs 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 Chi- nese military establishment." H3 Dulles, testifying on next year's 'oreign aid program, also said Chinese general with "nearly score of CHinese technical ad- is stationed at staff head- quarters of Vietminh forces attack- ing the French fortress. He called direct participation by Chinese Communists in the fla'mmg Southeast Asia war "rather omi- nious" and gave other examples. He told the committee that Chin- ese Communist Gen. Ly Chen-hou is at staff headquarters of the Viet minh forces attacking the vita French Union stronghold, with "nearly a score Chinese tech nical advisers." Answering questions by Hep Frances P. Bolton afte' he concluded formal testimony on next year's foreign aid bill, Dulle; also said: "Numerous other" Chinese Com munist technical advisers are op erating at division level with the Vietminh forces. Dulles said this aid is in add! tion to the "artillery, ammunition and equipment generally which comes from Communist China.' i .He the Chinese Red are maintaining communication Dulles said that an "air and mili tary build-up is probable" in North Korea but added that the Neutra Supervisory Commission Is pre- vented by the Communists from entering North Korea. Rep. Morano (R-Conn) asked: "If the Chinese Communists are firing antiaircraft guns, doesn't that mean the 'active participa- tion' you were reported to have said would- bring retaliation on the Chinese Dulles replied, that if the ques- :ion referred to a speech ie made n 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 To Police School Dr. James P. Bridges, police surgeon and chief administrative assistant of the Abilene Police De- jartment, has received an appoint- ment to the Southern Police In- stitute at Louisville, Ky. He plans to register for the in- stitute ''May 1 for one month, and complete the three months of studies in the fall.- The course will aid him in assisting with the train- ing of policemen-here, he said. The job of chief administrative assistant is a nod-salaried advis- ory position. 45 STITCHES TAKEN Burglars Get Drugs; Abilene Nightwalchman, 80, injured Burglars made off with about worth of merchandise includ- ing 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, su, night watchman of the Abilene Laundry and Dry Cleaning Serv- ice, 768 Walnut St and the bur- glary of the laundry early Sunday morning. McDonald said the pharmacy jrekk-in was discovered about 8 a.m. Monday by Bob Henna, pre- scription department manager, when he came to work. The bur- glary occurred sometime between p.m. Saturday when the store closed and 8 a.m. Monday, Mc- Donald said. Missing from the store were 30 one-fourth grain morphine tab- lets, 200 one-half grain codine. tab- lets, in silver and pennies from Ihe store's cash register, an elec- tric razor, two wooden drawers, one of which contained'about 12 cartons of assorted cigarets and the other cigar box holding ap- proximately 112 In change from a loft drink machine.- ToUl vilut ot the items was estimated at McDonald said. Entry was made by prying the front door open with a large screw driver, the detec- tive said. Other officers investigating the pharmacy burglary were Identifi- cation Officer Grover C. Chronist- er and Det. W. E. Clift. Attendants at Hendrick Memor- ial Hospital reported Monday morning that Stevenson had a" 'fairly good night" and was "rest- ing fairly well." Stevenson, who lives at 710 Fine 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 Steven- son 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 ar- rested late Sunday. Police were also investigating the theft of a black, 1951 Ford wheel, tire and tube .from Skilcs Motor Co., 1833 South First St. It WM valued at 120, said. Churchill Says Russia'Close' InH-BombRace LONDON Vfi Prime Minister Churchill declared today the So- viet 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 he again refused to intervene against American H-bomb tests in the Pacific.- He said the tests ''in- creased the chance of world peace. rather than the chance of world Armed with son-security H-bomb information supplied by President Eisenhower himself, Churchill told a tense, jam-packed House of Com- mons "we do not know what the Soviets are'doing inside their vast He said; "I no Tire- diction but added: "The Soviets were well .behind the U. 5. even before the American hydrogen explosion. of (.March V but they were very- much tlbser on the heels of the the de- velopment of hydrogen bombs than- they ever were in atomic bombs." Churchill took issue with former Prime Minister Clement Attlee, who told the Commons earlier that development of the H-bomb would not "in itself prevent wars." Churchill appealed against what he called "hysteria" and said- "I must repeat that I shall' not ask he United'States to stop their se- ries of experiments which will tut' on throughout Churchill said "nothing could be ess helpful to us in our problems han panic and hysteria, especially vhen'the actual physical results are all favorable to the free world." "I also believe we have time, hough not too much time, to con- ider the problems which now con- ront us and the whole world and alk them over in their new wriions." Churchill mentioned only what he called public and private dis- ussion "with our friends arid al- lies." Laborites are demanding that Britain take the "immediate ini- lative" in seeking a meeting of President Eisenhower, Soviet Pre- mier Malenkov and Churchill to -ise world fears. Former Labor Prime Minister Clement Attlee made the demand earlier in launching an H-bomb de- mt ?e tense House of Commons. Amid loud cheers from fellow Socialists, Attlee said he acted with no feeling of panic because ive do not panic in this country Churchill, was to follow Attlee with a declaration of the govern- ments pohcy and position toward the grave problem raised by de- velopment of the H- bomb C.S. DEPARTMENT OF WEATHER BOTtEAO ABILENE AND VICINITY TUT ana ORTH CENTSAI. Md wmrm widely WEST Partly TEXAS WteSSai Mtterc? i to thc i -afternoon venlng Ihundzrshowers. Moderate to fresh to iouth in the coast? SOOTH- CENTRAL TEXAS pirUy cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday.. Fresh to locally stxeW somberly winds on the w IE3IPXKATCKEI Jr m 73 73 73 75 77 71 H Sunxtlut night p.m. SonrlM toda? :23' a.m. Sunset tonlnht p.m. Itailnum temperature tec ttt H koora tided at B. Minimum temperature for the) M fcoejn ndeti at a.m.: IT. Barcmtur readme at p.m. JteUUii kuiMUj at lUM ;