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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               RAIN i-z-la-'i A Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, NO. 296 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING. APRIL PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC New Loyalty Program To 'Clean Out' Risks FRANCO CELEBRATES Franco, Spanish chief of state, squints from sunlight as he reviews a parade in Madrid commemorating his victory.in the Span- ish Civil War 15 years ago. New tanks and other material sent to Spain by the-United States under the recent military agreement between the two countries was displayed during the parade. _ 30 Feared Dead As Planes Crash MOOSE JAW, Sask. engine craft capable of carrying planes crashed over the northeast section of this industrial town to- day and nearly 30 persons were reported killed. First accounts from the scene laid 16 bodies had been recovered. One of the planes was a Trans- Canada Airlines North Star, a four- Rain Forecast Today, Friday Occasional rain will fall in the Abilene area Thursday and Fri- day, the U. S; Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport predicted. The forecast was issued Thurs- day morning after a cool front with a two-way push nosed south- ward through Texas Wednesday, bringing dust with it. A trace of rain, which was re- corded at the airport at 2 a.m. Thursday, also was attributed to the front by the weatherman. Moist Gulf air flowed northward over the top of the south-bound air mass, causing the rain, the weatherman said. The front was located along the Gulf coast Thursday morning. Widely scattered showers ex- pected to fall Wednesday may de- velop into widespread rain Thurs- day, the weatherman said. The Abilene weatherman spotted "one or two pretty good showers" in the Abilene area Wednesday night on his radar screen, he said. It sprinkled "off and on" most of Thursday morning at the air- port. The Thursday morning moisture came on the 16th anniversary of a snowstorm in Abilene. On April 8, 1938, the weatherman recorded .50 an inch of show. On April 7, 1938, he recorded 2.40 indies of snow. The two-day total was 2.90 inches for those two days in April, 1938. U.S. Air, Navy Units May Goto Indochina WASHINGTON Two senators today spoke of the sending of U.S. naval and air units into the Indochinese fight- 'Over-lbe-Fence' Drive Going Well The Cancer Crusade's campaign was going fine "over the back fence" Thursday, as the first day's collections were totalled up, Mrs Kenneth Walter, co-chairman, re- ported. Valley View School district com- pleted its drive the first day with. S233.29 into the Crusade's till, Mrs Walter reported. Other districts were coming along fine, but no total could be ob tained on the neighbor-to-neighbor women's part of the campaign she said. This phase of the campaign will continue for several more days with one neighbor passing the solic itation packet on to her next-doo: neighbor until a whole block ha been covered. READERS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR WANT AD! dnily readers of the Reporter-News give you quick, profitable results-on your Want Ad! These results ore'yours'for ot little 05 41 c per day on our weekly rate. You don't 'havs to guess obout Wont Ad results! Approximately persons are using Wont Ads to advan- tage each month. Don't keep your want a secret. Diol 2-7841 end place your Want Ad now! Vveekday word od closing time is 4 P. M. Sunday word eds must be received by Saturday. Sundry space ods must be receive! by noon Fri- day- ________ 8 passengers. The plane, equiva- nt the DC6, is the largest sed by TCA. The other was a single-engine :arvard trainer from a Hoyal Ca- adian Air Force Eying school out- de Moose Jaw, a city of southern askatchewan lying between Re- ina and Swift Current: The crash occurred about .m. Both planes disintegrated when ley hit the "earth. Officials in Moose Jaw identi- ed the North Star as TCA flight rb. "was reported en route o Vancouver from Montreal. Twenty-seven persons, including le crew, were believed aboard, wo persons were reported in the larvard. The airliner crashed on a golf ourse, strewing bodies over a nde area. The other crashed into ortheastern Moose Jaw. Two ouses were reported set on fire. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES MORE LONGEVITY New York doctor soys cured TB pa- tients may outlive those who have never hod the disease. Page 7-A. CONTEST ENDS The Re- porter-News Bugs Bunny color- ing contest will end at mid- night Sunday. Page 13-A. STRONG Downtown Abilene building projects total- ing are expected to strengthen the city's economic heartbeat. Page 1-B. DUPLICITY 0. C. Fisher, 92, writes letter to another Texan, Rep. 0. C. Fisher. Page 4-B. GOP Wire Tapping WASHINGTON House leaders waged what-looked like a losing battle today to save the administration version of a bill to legalize use' of evidence obtained by wiretapping in cases involving national security. ng as a possibility and one said, "It looks to me as if we are on the edge of war there." Sen. McCarran who made this estimate in an in- terview, said, "If we should send in naval and air forces now. would only bring in the Chinese Communists in force and en I don't see how we could avoid sending troops." The sober comment in Congress followed renewed ex- pressions by President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dul- es of the administration's determination that Indochina musl not fall to the Communists, and indications from abroad that t .hen New Attorney To Open Probe In 13 Days WASHINGTON lawyer Ray H. Jenkins had orders today to be ready to launch 13 days from now public Senate hearings aimed at finding the truth in the McCar- thy-Army row. Jenkins, a 57-year-old grandfath- er from Knoxville, Tenn., took the job of special counsel yesterday with a public pledge to fulfill it with "no prejudice, no bias." "I have no record, publicly or otherwise, as to Sen. McCarthy or what has come to be known as he told a news con- ference. As special counsel to the Senate investigations subcommittee, he said he intends to dig for and pre- sent the facts in the bitter charges nvolving McCarthy and high Army officials "without any favoritism, n as fair and impartial a manner as I know how." An Army report has accused Mc- Carthy (K-Wis) and two of his aides of seeking favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a drafted former associate. McCarthy disput- ed that and said Army officials sought to "blackmail" him into dropping a search for sub- versives in the Army. The Army denies that. Jenkins, who looks Jar younger than his age, succeeds Samuel P. Sears, a Boston lawyer previ- ously selected by the subcommittee but whose name was never offi- cially entered on the payroll. Sears stepped out Tuesday, live days after being appointed, saying that baseless challenges to his im partiality had made it necessary for him to step aside "in the public interest." Sears was an" avowed admirer of McCarthy, although he said he had taken no side in the current row. Jenkins got the appointment at a closed door meeting of the sub- committee, which also ordered the televised hearings to start on April 21, instead of the old target date of sometime next Week. Sen. Mundt who will run the hearings as acting chairman, told reporters Jenkins' first assign- ment is to set up an office here, and the next one to help set up ground rules for the inquiry. Sen. Dirksen (fl-Ill) first suggest ed Jenkins1 name for the job. The Illinois senator, a subcommittee member, said he was in Tennessee last weekend on a personal mis- sion when he got word from Mundt that it might be necessary to re- place Sears as counsel. Dirksen said he had known Jen- kins for about four years, met him at the airport Monday night, and started the negotiations which led to Jenkins' appointment. In Knoxville, various associates of both political parties described him as a fine lawyer and a fair- minded one. Jenkins described himself'as a life-long Republican, J.S. allies are not moving as 'ast as U.S. officials might wish n forming a coalition on de- :ense of Southeast Asia. Dispatches from London and 'aris indicated both British and French leaders might consider the ime inopportune and want more details on the "united will" and 'united action" Dulles has advo- cated. All sides seem to agree that if and when conclusive decisions are reached and some public statement s made, it must be not simply another "hands off" warning to the Chinese Reds but an announce- ment of determination with real :eeth. The question at this point is what kind of the poli- cy decisions be backed up_ by naval 'orces, air forces, ground forces, or some combination of these? Eisenhower's refusal at his news conference yesterday to spell out probable free world action if the Chinese Communists move in force into Indochina caused some sena- tors to speculate that a program of limited counteraction is in the making. Among these, Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) said he sees no need to use U. S. troops in Indochina, but he added in an interview: "In case of a crisis there, we may need to use naval power and undoubtedly air power. I don't think anything we are doing now contemplates employing American manpower in Asia but quite con- ceivably it calls for air and naval power." Smith, who is chairman of a Sen- ate Foreign Relations Far Eastern subcommittee, applauded Eisen- hower's call for concerted action by the nations of the free world io prevent an anti-Communist de- feat in Indochina and resultant falling-domino collapse of Burma, Thailand, Indonesia and other Southeast Asia nations now out- side the Red orbit. Almost without exception sena- tors who commented agreed with the President's view that the loss of Indochina would yjeaken the U.S V GLAMOUR IN NEW one of her knees hidden in a cast, actress Elizabeth Taylor showed up at her studio in Hollywood this week for costume fitting for her new pic ture. Her husband, actor Michael Wilding, puts his autograph on the it leg art. Liz, who twisted her leg get- ting out of an automobile, will be hobbling for several watchdogs took a closeup look at each other in Washington Wednesday. One is J. Edgar Hoov- er, chief of thePBI. The other is Holly Spring of Ballerina, a boxer entered in a dog show to be held in Washington. Oc- casion was a visit to Hoover's office by a group seeking to publicize the show. _____________' ABILENE DEFENDANTS POLLED Effort to Move All Fraud Coses Begun t.avis Scarborough, Abilene at- orney for nine defendants in fed- eral loan fraud cases today asked udge Joseph B. Dooley to with- hold a decision on a motion for change of venue. Scarborough sought a change of ,-enue from Lubbock to Abilene in a hearing Wednesday before Judge )ooley at Fort Worth. He was .peaking for nine persons out of a otal of 37 named in indictments _ased on alleged fraudulent state- ments made in obtaining VA hous- ng loans. In opposing Scarborough's mo- tion for a change of venue, U. S. District Attorney Heard L. Floore _rgued that instead of lightening the load for the government in try- ng the cases, a change of some of them to Abilene would mean nore expense and work. Floore jointed out that some of Scar- jorough's clients were indicted ointly with other persons whom le does not represent. This, he said, would necessitate a sever- ance of some of the indictments. On returning to Abilene from Fort Worth Wednesday night, Scar- borough wrote Judge Dooley to ask that he withhold his decision until other Abilenians named in Jie indictments can be contacted. Scarborough said he would seek o get all the Abilenians to join in asking that their cases be moved to Abilene for trial. Twenty-two Abilene persons are named in the indictments. Scarborough said at noon Thurs- day that he had not yet contacted any of the others. Defendants that Scarborough is representing are Raymond Thoma- son, Sr.; Raymond Thomason, Jr., Mr and Mrs. Monty Don Thomas- on Helen McMurry, W. 0. Hayter, Jr., and R. V. Davis. He said he may also represent two other per- ons, Asst U. S. Dist. Atty. F. L. Hart- man state'd during the hearing be- fore Judge Dooley Wednesday that another grand jury will be em- paneled Monday and is expected to return additional indictments. He said true bills may be returned against some of thw defendants in the first indictments in addition to other persons not yet named. Scarborough sought the chang >f venue on the basis of the! right to be tried in the court near est their homes. He also argue that most of the transactions which the charges are based oc curred in Abilene. Floore and Hartman argued tha he transactions in Abilene did no constitute any offense against th jovernment. They took the posi ion that the Abilene transaction vere purely private matters unti hey were placed in the hands o VA officials in Lubbock. Because the loan application vere approved in the VA distric office at Lubbock the indictment vere sent there. Hartman said that the govern ment plans to call approximate- y 150 witnesses for the trials an that out of these only 48 live Abilene. NEEDS MORE BIRTHDAYS STRAW HAT DAY SET APRIL 16-17 Straw Hat days in Abi.ene will be April 16-17. The dates were decided upon Thursday morning at a meet- ing of the Chamber of Com- merce retail merchant activi- ties committee. Merchants will begin adver- tising in connection with Straw Hat days on April 15. Five holidays were sft by the committee, headed by Ca-. Icb Reed. AbL'etie stoics will be c'.csed on July t, Monday, in cele- bration of Independence Cay; Sept. 6, Monday. Labor Day; Nov. 25, Thundny, Thanksgiv- ing; D.-'- 25 Satmday Christ- mas; and Jan. .1, Saturday, New Year's Day. Wilson Assures Vigorous Action WASHINGTON of Defense Wilson today nnounced a revised security program designed "to clean out nd keep out" of the armed forces persons deemed to be se- urity or loyalty risks. Wilson announced the new directive, and the secunty- oyalty yardsticks it lays down, at a public hearing before the enate Armed Services Committee. Its objective, he said, is to provide uniform standards for he Army, Navy and Air Force and "to speed up our proced- ures for getting such individuals out of the service and for ceeping them out." "I have come here this morning with a single purpose in view Wilson said in a statement. "It is to give concrete as- surance to this committee and to all concerned that the matter jf subversives, Communist sympathizers, or other such se- urity risks in the armed fore- is being carefully worked nit." The new directive declares a ;eneral policy that the Defense De- lartment will assume that ac- eptance or retention of any mem- er of the armed services is clear- y consistent with the interest of national security "unless and until a determination to the contrary is made." Action Will Be Taken it continues, "when redible information which raises he question of security is received action will be taken to determine vhether acceptance or retention is consistent with the interests of na- tional security. "In no case will any person rea- sonably believed to have at any :ime engaged in any of the activi- ties listed tie appointed or en- listed in any of the armed services without the approval of the secre tary ot the armed Mtvice con cerned In the cases of draftees the fll recttve declares: ".Known Communists will no lie -Inducted into the armed serv :ices." 2 Inductees who do not "satis factorily" fill out loyalty question naires or whose questionnaires dis- close "significant derogatory infor- mation will be accepted into the service and retained on non- sensitive assignments in the lowest enlisted pay grade permitted by law, pending completion of a thor- ough investigation." Would Be Separated The order continues: "In the event this investigation reveals that further retention would be inconsistent with the in- terests of national security, he (the inductee) will be separated under other than honorable conditions. Should the investigation disclose in- sufficient derogatory information to warrant separation iu the inter- est of national security, he will be continued in the service and there- after appropriately the character of his ultimate discharge to be determined by his subsequent conduct. School Zoning Move Pending Plans by Arthel Henson remain- d uncertain at noon Thursday on IB question of applying for zone hanges Friday before the City ommission to permit construction f his proposed shopping center ear the new Abilene High School Henson said he hoped to bring ic matter before the City Com- ilssion, but didn't know for sure he would at Friday's meeting. Henson conferred Thursday morning with A. E. Wells, city uperintendent of schools, concern- ng the' shopping, center; Wells quoted Hen- son as saying HensoiL wished the School Board coulA meet day afternoon to take up the mat- ter of disapproving of the plans, which were approved last Monday night by the' City Planning and Zonlng.Commissipn. Wells Board probably Thurs- day afternoon however. Rain in Fisher County 'Certain' Around April 20 ROTAN, April 8 (RNS) Those who have begun to believe that it will never again rain in Fisher County can take heart from a rec- ord produced by a local variety store manager, Royce Huckaby. Royee, native of the town, says that it has rained in Rptan within five or six days of his birthday ever since he can remember. And he's well past 20. His birthday is April 20. Hoyce has rain records for sev- eral years back. The only book that is missing is 1952. He says he remembers that it rained near his birthday that year but doesn't know the exact date. His book shows that in 1948 there was a shower on April 21, followed by a four day rain in May. In 1949 it rained all day on the 19, fol- lowed by another rain on the 26 In 1950 it rained all day on the 15. In 1951, it rained three quar ters of an inch on the 20. and then rained again on the 26. In 1953 it rained one inch on Apri 23. What it will do this year he doesn't know. "It may never rain again in he said. "But as far bade as I can remember it always has." HUSBAND IS MISSIONARY Abilenian to Leave For Indonesia Soon An Abilenian and her husband will go to Indonesia soon. They are the Rev. and Mrs. R. Keith Parks of 2828 Grape St., whose application for mission work was accepted this week by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board. The Rev. and Mrs. Parks are attending the board's semi-annual meeting in Richmond, Va. Saturday the couple will go to Red Springs, where the Rev. Parks is pastor of a Baptist Church, and will return to Ab'ilene Sunday night. Mrs. Parks is the former Helen Jean Bond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Bond. Bond Eng- lish professor at Hardln-Simmons University. A graduate of School, H-SU, and Abilene High Southwestern Baptist Seminary, she was a re- getitf M MUtttfrl and society staffs of The Reporter-News. She has done Baptist Student Un ion work in Bice Institute, Baylo University College of Medicine Draughon's Business College i Fort Worth, and in Springfield, Mo The Rev. Parks is from Mem phis, Tex. He is a graduate o North Texas State College an Southwestern Baptist Theologica Seminary in Fort Worth. The couple will go to Indonesi when he completes his thesis fo the ThD degree at Southwestern Their son, Handall David, is fou months old. Rolling Pin Used LOCK HAVEN, Pa. Th defendant pleased guilty to aggra vated assault and battery a tacking Uli wife with t rolling fin ACC Bible Building Cost Hiked Abilene Christian College an- nounced Thursday that the cost of ts proposed Bible Building, origin- ally estimated at S250.000, has been increased to S325.000 to in- lude equipment and other neces- ;ary expenses. The decision was reached at a ipecial meeting of the fund-rais- ing committee for the building in Austin. Attending were Don H. Morris, president; Bill Teague, as- sistant to the president; and the Lemmons of John H. Banister of Dal- es; and M. Norvel Young of Lut> bock. The buflding was approved Feb. 23 at the annual Board meeting, 'ollegc officials hope to begin construction this year and have he building finished in time for brmal opening during lecture week of 1955-56, the college's Gold- en Anniversary year. Corpus Christi TV Permit Assigned WASHINGTON Commu- nications Commission yesterday authorized H. L. Hunt to assign the construction permit for pror posed television station KTLG, Corpus Christi, to Trinity Broadcasting Corp. of Dallas for the amount thus far ex- pended on the outlet. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Cloudy and cool with occasional rain Thursday. Thurs- day night acd Friday: high Thursday near 65; low Thursday night near high Friday near 70. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Generally fair, cooler this afternoon and ionlgai. Friday partly cloody and warmer. WEST TEXAS Generally fair this afternoon. toniRht and Friday, cooler ex- cept In Panhandle this afternoon. Warmer Friday. EAST TEXAS Partly cloudy and er. scattered thandershowers In south por- tion this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight and Friday, cooler tonight, warmer in north postlon Friday. Fresh to locally strong southerly winds on the coast, shift- ing to northerlv this afternoon. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy, cooler In north and west, widely, scattered thunder-showers In south portion this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight and Friday, cooler toaifchL Warmer In west and north portions Friday. Fresh to locally strong southerly winds on the coast, shut- ins to northerly this afternoon acd tonljht. TEMPEKATCRES Wed, P.M. 130 K S3 430............ 57; 7-30 w, 8 3 g u-.x Suaiet lot aliht p.m. Sum a.m. Sunset Uelfht Maximum Wmotrnturt lor Bit Ji ended at 630 a.m.: 17. KlnlmulK tempwrature for the 24 boon at a.m.: 53. LaatUlly at UN y.B, JW.   

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