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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 14, 1954, Abilene, Texas POSSIBLE SHOWPRC V V «Marni '    I-2.-/0A ®t)e Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron FVP1VT11ÏR JLI * JU1« JL1« U FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 302 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 14, 1954—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Panel Awaits Oppenheimer Probe Results WASHINGTON UP) - Congressional groups took a wait-and-see attitude today toward the government's suspension and investigation of pioneer atomic scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer on security grounds. Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis), declining to elaborate, said he has affidavits purporting to show that Oppenheimer once was a member of the Communist party—an affiliation the scientist has categorically denied. From two other persons familiar with the case came statements that the accusations against Oppenheimer had been reviewed and dis-oountd years ago. In notifying him of his suspension, however, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) spoke of “additional investigation” last year. Data Withheld The AEC said in a formal statement yesterday that President Eisenhower had ordered “a blank wall” placed temporarily between Oppenheimer, one of the chief developers of the atomic bomb, and secret data to which he has had access for over 10 years. Pending the report of an AEC investigating panel headed by former Secretary of the Army Gordon Gray, Rep. W. Sterling Cole (R-NY) and Sen. Hickenlooper (R-Iowa) fixed a hands-off policy for the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee. And McCarthy told newsmen at Phoenix, Ariz, that while Oppen-heimer’s suspension was “long overdue—it should have been taken years ago,” he has no plans now to get Into the case with the Senate investigations subcommittee he heads. Won’t Interfere “I wouldn’t want to interfere with anything that is being done,” he said. "As long as the administration continues to act. there is no reason for us to move in.” Discussing the Princeton, N. J., scientist's case with newsmen, McCarthy said, “I have affidavits that show that he was a member of the Communist party” and that he had "hired and recruited individuals who were Communists or at least had been Communists to handle atomic work.” The senator did not say who had made the affidavits. Oppenheimer, 49, has freely acknowledged associating with some Communists and fellow travelers years ago, but said he thinks his experience makes him more fit to serve the government. He Is contesting the charges and has asked for a hearing. Since June 1952 he has been an AEC consultant. Complete Review First Cole and Hickenlooper said in a Joint statement yesterday that when the “orderly review” of the case is completed by the AEC, the Senate-House committee “will be in a position to take whatever action, If any, may be appropriate in the public interest.” Cole is chairman and Hickenlooper vice-chairman of the group. The AEC said that "propriety requires that it make no further atatement” pending a decision. WHERE IT RAINED 4-day 24 hours total ABILENE Municipal Airport trace 2.00 2225 Edgemont .10 2.75 BALLINGER .35 6.64 BLACKWELL .75 5.00 COLEMAN .67 4.57 COLORADO CITY .25 2.35 MERKEL .35 2.35 ROTAN .15 3.35 ROSCOE shower 3.00 STAMFORD .12 3.05 SWEETWATER .26 2.29 WINTERS .40 3.40 WATER THAT GOT AWAY—The Colorado River at Colorado City looked this way Tuesday afternoon when the slug of water, rele ased when the Bull Creek diversion dam near Snyder gave way, came pouring down. This water would have gone into Lake Thomas, if the diversion dam hadn’t crumbled. The head of water put the river highest it has been since the ’40’s. Watching the debris float by is young Tommie Goss. (Photo by T. J. Goss II) Most West Texas Lakes Catch Big Water Supplies By KATHARYN DUFF Small municipal lakes in West Texas are, generally, full today, thanks to four days of rainy weather. Big lakes are up, but a long ways from full. Slow rains late Tuesday and early Wednesday brought more welcomed moisture. Some areas got as much as three-quarters of an inch more in the past 24 hours. Abilene got only a trace at the Municipal Airport station, leaving the official total at 2 inches. Downtown gauges measured as much as a tenth of an inch last night, bringing unofficial totals for the week to around two and three-fourths inches. The front which has brought the priceless rain* has started moving north, Weatherman C. E. Sitch-ler said this morning. Chances for general rain are diminishing, but spotted hard showers are possible through tonight, he said. Southern Nolan County got around .75 inch during the night, bringing the total to nearly five inches at Blackwell. Runnels and Coleman Counties continued to lead the area in total rainfall. Ballinger got another .35 inch to hike the total since Sunday to 6.64 inches, officially, with scattered gauges measuring an inch or so more. Winters got another .40 inch to bring that town’s total to 3.40. Coleman County is very wet. Another .67 inch last night brings the total to 4.57 inches. Jones and Fisher County totals are up above three inches. Generally speaking, towns which depend on lakes for municipal waiter supplies can look to the summer with confidence. Heaviest rains, however, seemed to fall on the watersheds where there are smaller reservoirs. Here’s a survey of the lake situation: ABILENE — Three lakes gained estimated 330 million gallons of water this week, enough to run the city a month and a half. Phantom Hill Lake about half full. Kirby and Lake Abilene only fraction filled, but city has enough water for more than two and a half years. SWEETWATER — Oak Creek Lake has gained 5,000 acre feet of water this week —■ a total rise of about five and a half feet. This would figure more than a billion and a half gallons of water. The lake now has about 15,000 acre feet of water. It’s capacity is 41,000 acre feet. WINTERS — City lake full. Holds 3,056 acre feet, about a four-year supply, according to Water Superintendent W. G. Waggoner. Estimated billion gallons of water. COLEMAN — Hord’s Creek Lake within foot and a half of Its all-time peak, highest since 1952. Up four feet Tuesday and creeks still running. Still 5l/z feet below flood control level, 25 feet below spillway. Lake Scarborough within four or five feet of spillway. City’s supply in two lakes enough to run town two years. BALLINGER — Both city lakes full. Total capacity of 4,400 acre feet. This means about 1.4 billion gallons of water stored, enough to last two or three years. Colorado River and Elm Creek still running strong. COLORADO CITY — Lake up an even foot, but still 15 feet below spillway. This week’s catch represents about two months supply of water added to already ample stor age gives good prspects for summer. More runoff wanted. PAINT CREEK — Up only .2 of a foot, a rise of about 500 acre-feet or 150 million gallons. No greater rise expected. Lake only fraction full, but adequate for summer’s needs at Hamlin and Stamford. LAKE THOMAS - Water source for Snyder, Big Spring and Odessa has hard-luck story of whole rain. Dam to divert water from Bull Creek broke and flood water went rushing on down into the Colorado River, missing the new Lake Thomas. Lake, however, has already got about 20,000 acre-feet from the rain, with another 5,000 expected. Lake now has about 45,-000 acre-feet in storage. Capacity is 204,000 acre feet. BAIRD — Lake Baird, capacity of 2,070 acre-feet, full since early Monday. BRECKENRIDGE — Lake Daniel, capacity 11,400 acre feet, full since Tuesday. Light Rain Continues In West, South Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More light rains fell in West and South Texas Wednesday. At 8:30 a.m. showers were falling at Abilene, San Angelo, Junction and Cotulla. Scattered showers were possible for the whole state as warm, moist air from the Gulf moved northward. Del Rio in South Texas had an inch of rain in the 24 hours ending at 6:30 a.m. San Angelo had .46; Laredo .18 and Cotulla .24 among the lerger amounts. Snyder had .25 during the night. Two Drown in Valley Water still stood in the low places in the lower Rio Grande Valley, and drainage was a problem. Many of the residents were taking typhoid shots. Two more deaths indirectly caused by the rain occurred Tuesday when two small boys were drowned in a flooded drain ditch northwest of San Juan in the Valley. West Texas farmers were say- Trio Beats Rotan Driver ROBY, April 14 — Three men vho got an elderly farmer out of >cd to take them to their "sick nother” in Rotan Tuesday midnight, then beat him and stole his ar were caught early Wednesday norning. Two were caught in San Angelo it about 3:30 a.m. after catching i bus at Robert Lee. The third, [river of the stolen car, was caught lear the town at 2 a.m. They walked up to the farm home if Felix Gallon, 63, about four niles south of here, at about midnight and gave him a story about heir "mother” being sick in Roan. Gallon got up, dressed, and start-id out to take them there in his :ar. They were almost to the »weetwater highway, about a quar-er-mile from his home, when the nen jumped him and stole his :ar and purse, Sheriff R. L. Hogue) Wilkins said. Gallon told Wilkins that one of he men "had something long” but lidn’t know whether it was a gun nr not. An old-style .22 six-shooter was ound near the scene of the rob-ery, Wilkins said. Gallon received injuries to his left arm and shoulder and head in the attack. A car with a Gonzales County registration in the name of one of the robbers was found abandoned just below the cut-off to Gallon’s farm. After Gallon called him at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sheriff Wilkins set off in pursuit of the robbers with Deputy Joe Wetsel and J. B. Hughey, Roby chief of police. They abandoned the search near Sweetwater in the rain at about 3:30 a.m., Wilkins said. By that time the fugitives had been apprehended at San Angelo. Gallon, whom Wilkins described as “an awful good citizen of this county” (Fisher), said he didn’t know how much money was in his purse. He was at the Roby jail while Wilkins was talking to a reporter over the phone. "You look about as bunged-up as I did after the jail break,” Wilkins joked. Wilkins and his deputy were getting ready to leave for San Angelo and Robert Lee to pick up the captured men. He said that charges of auto robbery with firearms may be filed against them, • 4 Probe Awaits McCarthy Nod WASHINGTON UPI — Investigating senators awaited today word from Sen. McCarthy (R - Wis) which may determine whether they can siart on April 22 a public inquiry into his row with top Army officials. The Senate investigations subcommittee asked Roy M. Cohn, a staff aide who is a storm center in the dispute, to check by telephone with McCarthy in Phoenix, Ariz., and report back whether he can be ready on that target date. McCarthy, chairman of the subcommittee, has stepped aside temporarily while the group conducts the inquiry with Sen. Mundt (R-SD) presiding. The subcommittee is trying to work out an arrangement under which the key parties will state in writing their rival accusations that (A) McCarthy and Cohn sought favored treatment for a drafted associate, and (B) the Army tried to “blackmail” McCarthy into dropping an Army investigation. The idea is to define the scope of the inquiry by outlining the prospective testimony in advance and by naming witnesses to be called. Mundt said McCarthy is not due back here before Monday from Phoenix, where he has been trying to shake off a throat ailment. The subcommittee acknowledged yesterday that if any major hitch arises in efforts to get an agreement with McCarthy and the Army officials on rules for the inquiry, a new postponement of the start of hearings might have to result. ing they now had a good basis for planting. Gloomy feelings caused by the drought were knocked sky high in Dawson County. “Why, I have seen people in here smiling I haven’t seen smile In eight months,” insurance man Malcolm Harp said in Lamesa. In the North Central Texas area around Dallas crop observers called the recent rains "the most timely” ever. They said the North Texas wheat crop, reported near disaster lesf than a week ago, now promises above-average yields. Crop Estimates Up Cotton and corn crop estimates in the area were re-appraised upward. Grain dealer Walter Blanton, Carrollton said, "This did it! We’ll make a good grain crop now—even if it doesn’t rain again till after harvest time.” But the Weather Bureau forecasts indicated Blanton would not have to wait that long. Scattered thundershowers were predicted for nearly every portion of the state, Temperatures, the weather men said, were on the rise. Shortly before daybreak Wednesday, Lubbock had light rain and fog and Del Rio, far to the south, reported a thundershower. Temperatures at the time ranged from 52 at Salt Flat and Marfa to 73 at Brownsville. The rains, which had the Rio Grande Valley towns of Donna, Alamo, San Juan and Pharr buf-fetted by floodwaters, followed three months of below normal rainfall that reached record or near record levels. France Will Join Far East Alliance Man Charged 3 Times After 3 Aulos Hit Three complaints were filed Wednesday morning in Taylor County Court against William Calvin Burleson, 27 who police said was the driver of an auto which hit three other autos in Abilene Sunday. Charges filed are: (1) Failure to stop and render aid. (2) Aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. (3) Driving while intoxicated, plus a second count of driving while under the influence of drugs, Burleson’s address was listed as 2149 Hickory St. on the complaints. Police said Burleson was the driver of a 1951 Mercury which collided with an auto driven by Mrs. LiUy Shepherd Rogers, 257 Carl St., about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at South First St. and Mockingbird Lane. At 7:36 p.m. Sunday, the auto Burleson was driving struck autos driven by Mrs. O. M. Vinson, 810 Buccaneer Dr., and Theodore F. Marsden, of Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, at South First St. and Sayles Blvd., police said. When Marsden attempted to talk to Burleson, Burleson’s auto was placed in gear and struck Mars-den’s auto a second time, police said. Mrs. Rogers is the complainant for the failure to stop and render aid, and the aggravated assault charges. Burleson was arrested by police at 7:47 p.m. Sunday at South First St. and Sayles Blvd. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY — Mostly cloudy with scattered thundershowers today and tonight: partly cloudy Thursday. High today, 80 degrees; low tonight, 65; high Thursday, 85, NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Cloudy, scattered showers and local thunderstorms through Thursday. Cooler In northwest Thursday. WEST TEXAS — Cloudy with scattered shower» and local thunderstorms Wednesday in South Plains and Pecos Valley eastward Thursday. Cooler In Panhandle, South Plains Thursday. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS-Consklerable cloudiness and warm, widely scattered showers mostly in north portion Wednesday. TEMPERATURES Tues, p.M.    Wed    A    M 71      1:30        «3 71      3:30      *7 7*       3    30       67 74       4:30       g? 72      5:30        ge 65      6:30      64 65      7:30    ............ 67      8:30      64 6«      9:30      65 64      10:30       67 63      11:30      6« 63      12:30       60 Sunrise today 6:13 a.m. Sunaet tonight 7:07 p.m. Maximum temperature for 24-hour period ending 6:30 a.m.: 75. Minimum temperature for 24-hour period ending 6:30 a.m.: 62. Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. 28.03. Relative humidity at 12:90 p.m. 75%. 30-Day Jail Term Given Bootlegger Harrell E. McCoy, of 1019 Peach St., was assessed a 30-day jail sentence by Judge Reed Ingalsbe in County Court Wednesday when he entered a plea of guilty to possession of whisky for the purpose of sale. Court costs of $32 were also assessed. mmmm GUY HOLLYDAY , . won't see reporters U. S. - British Idea Okayed by Bidault PARIS UP)~France joined Britain!uation, especially that In Indo-and the United States today in de- china. daring it would examine the pos- The informants gave this ac-sibility of creating a collective de- count: fense in Southeast Asia “to assure; Bidault began with an expression the peace, security and freedom of of thanks to the United States for this area.”    the material aid granted the A 10-nation pact is contemplated French Union forces in Indochina. He explained France wishes to under the arrangements announced In London yesterday by Dulles and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. No official announcement of results of the Dulles-Bidault talks had been issued by midafternoon. But informants said Bidault ap- reach a solution of the Indochinese conflict "as quickly as possible in order to meet her obligations toward the Indochinese Associated States and suppress once and for all the dangers of Communist intrusion in this sector so important to Southeast Asia.” Dulles replied with a detailed proved the Dulles-Eden plan be- account of his talks in London and cause it “reconciles the views of an explanation of the 10-nation the two great European powers alliance which he and Eden have with those of the United States,” suggested. This morning’s talks were devoted entirely to the Far East sit- Senate Panel Takes Over Housing Probe the big rental apart- The French-American discussions were extremely cordial, although Bidault stressed that the French are opposed to any measures being taken before the April 26 Geneva conference on Asian problems. The foreign minister and the secretary of state first met privately, then were joined by their aides. After the talks, Bidault was host to Dulles and his aides and French ministry officials at lunch. Dulles later was to meet Premier Joseph Laniei and perhaps ex-Em peror Bao Dai, chief of state of Viet Nam. In London, the Conservative WASHINGTON W~Sen. Cape- structing hart (R—Ind) said today his Sen- ments. ate Banking Committee will ask Under the rental housing pro- for $250,000 to investigatqAhat he gram, the government insures up    aw' called enormous, excessive profits to 90 per cent of private loans    Mf‘lr    iSfShi»«?    a.i. TwSw by some builders of rental housing > made to builders covering the cost    ?on    SnN ATO Hke insured hv the i/nvernment    the    orolert    Organization    —    on    the    NATO-1    IKe ot tne project.    j    Paclfic    lineup    against    Red aggres sion which Dulles and British For- insured by the government. “It looks as though there may be | In another phase of the housing as much as 500 million dollars in- scandal, there have been charges volved in this whole business,” be: that the FHA allowed unscrupulous said-    ,    home repair salesmen to cheat un- Capehart said the banking com- • suspecting homeowners, mittee plans to conduct an Jrn-j Complaints of abuseg under the lw«rMVwai?aTT * ^°me ^*0001 bome improvement program, it has post-World Mar II rental projects(i been disclosed, were made under and all other phases of the govern-fbo{h the Truman and Eisenhower ment’s many-sided housing program. He said “there certainly would have to be collusion” in the reaping of the “windfall profits.” He did not state exactly wnere the collusion would be found, but indicated it came in appraisals by the Federal Housing Administration far above the actual cost of con- Col. Hallock to Leave District Post, Attend Army War College Col, H. R. Hallock, Fort Worth district engineer since 1952 with the U. S. Corps of Engineers, will leave Fort Worth soon to attend the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. Col. Hallock has been in charge of getting construction underway at Abilene Air Force Base and has visited here many times in connection with the project. He has worked closely with the Abilene Chamber of Commerce national defense committee in breaking trail for the new Strategic Air Command base. His transfer was announced Tuesday by the Army. Replacing him will be Col. Harry O. Fischer, who is now attending the War College. No definite date has been set for the transfer, as yet. Col. Hallock, 38, is a 1937 graduate of the U. S. Military Academy and came to Fort Worth in 1951 as executive officer. He succeeded Col. Delbert B. Freeman as district engineer in 1952. Previously, Col. Hallock had served as engineer for the Military Air Transport Service. In 1953 he was named Engineer of the Year by the Fort Worth chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. U.S. C-C Official Due Here Thursday Lester Flesner, Houston district manager for the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, will speak Thursday at a breakfast tor the Abilene C-C state and national affairs committee, Flesner will talk on "Legislative Problems tor 1954” at the 7:15 a. m. breakfast in Parlor A of the Wooten Hotel. About 25 members of the committee and guests are expected to attend. Chairman L. S. (Lit) Perry said. The committee’s upcoming program will also be discussed. No Starting Date For Vaccine Test HOUSTON IJI—A group planning anti-polio vaccine tests here met yesterday but failed to set a starting date. Col. Hallock has been in charge of all flood control work in Texas except for that on the Pecos, Rio Grande, and Red River watersheds. He has also been chief of all military construction in Central and Northwest Texas and of procurement of engineering supplies for a four-state area, including most of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. His successor, Col. Fischer, 46, is a 1937 graduate of Texas A&M and a native Texan. He is also a graduate of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. administrations. Suspect apartment project financing occurred under the post-World War II "middle income” housing program, which expired in 1950. The alleged irregularities and administrative laxities came to light Monday night wh^n the White House abruptly announced that FHA Commissioner Guy T. O. Hollyday had resigned the post to which President Eisenhowef had named him a*year ago. Yesterday, Eisenhower named Norman P. Mason, a Massachusetts lumber dealer, to serve as acting FHA commissioner while the executive branch—the parent Housing and Home Finance Agency and the FBI—pushes its probe. Capehart seemed somewhat miffed when he was told that Sen. Byrd (D-Va) had announced his Joint Congressional Committee on Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures would hold a hearing on the situation next Tuesday. "I don’t xnow what authority Sen Byrd has over this,” Capehart said. “There can be no question that this is our concern.” The Banking Committee has jurisdiction over housing matters. Both Byrd and Capehart said they had alerted government housing chiefs to apparent skullduggery long ago. eign Secretary Eden agreed yesterday they would work for. French observers preferred PATO — Pacific Treaty Organization—tor the Dulles-Eden project. Philippines Included Their 10 candidates for such a pact were the Western Big Three, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand, and the three Associated States of Indochina — Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia. That proposed alliance was the result of Dulles' search for the “position of strength” he believes the Western Big Three must have when they meet in Geneva April 26 with Russia and Red China to discuss peace in Korea and Indochina. It was the outcome of his earlier call tor Western agreement that “united action” would oppose any Chinese Communist military expansion into Indochina and the rest of Southeast Asia. The British and French feared any outright threat of specific “action” would spike any chances of negotiating peace at Geneva. In Canberra, Acting Foreign Minister Sir Philip McBride announced Australia would be a “willing participant in discussions on the collective defense of South-€?âst< Asia 99 Foreign Minister Clifton Webb said in Auckland that New Zealand, the other Commonwealth nominee, also was ready to enter such talks. He added that he hoped the U. S.-British initiative “will give heart to the French and Vietnamese forces who for so long have borne the brunt of the struggle against Communist expansionism in Southeast Asia.” Bankers Say Accounts for Estep Juggled Personal Use By GEORGIA NELSON Checks showing that William Estep used corporate funds of the Atomotor Manufacturing Co., Inc., for personal living expenses were introduced in evidence in U. S. Court Wednesday morning. Vice presidents of Abilene end Dallas banks took the witness stand for the government to show that Estep juggled money from one account to another. They were M. F. Wilson, vice president and cashier of Citizens National Bank, and R. E. Morgan, assistant vice president of Republic National Bank of Dallas. Wilson identified ledger sheets and signature cards of accounts with Citizens National Bank in the name of the “Estep Memorial Research Foundation” and of Atomotor Mfg. Co., both in care of William Estep, 625 Amarillo St., Abilene. Estep lived at this address in 1952. He is now on trial for charges of using the U. S. mails to defraud and violation of the Security Act of 1933 in connection with the sale of stock in Atomotor Mfg. Co. Other government exhibits placed in evidence while Wilson was on the stand were two deposit slips for the Atomotor account, checks drawn on the account and a cashier's check issued to Estep and cashed tor him. The cashier’s check was in the amount of $7,929 and dated April 11, 1952. One check drawn by Estep on the Atomotor account was for $313 and payable to Waldrop Furniture Co. Morgan identified deposits made to two accounts in the Dallas bank. These accounts were referred to as the Estep escrow account and Estep’s personal account. Included among other checks deposited to his personal account were checks given him by at least five individuals in payment for stock in Atomotor Mfg. Co. These were Genevieve Guthals of San Angelo; Hope Lindley of La Luz, N. M.; Harry Gebhard of Waco; J. T. Clinkscales and C. D. Hanes of El Paso. These deposits totaled $4,220.26. The government introduced 23 checks drawn on Estep’s personal account in the Dallas bank for payment of personal expenses. Among these were two $168 monthly payments made to Fenner-Tubbs Motor Co. on an automobile. Other checks were payable to the City of Abilene Water Works; Lone Star Gas Co.; Terrell Laboratories; Horace Holly Motor Co. (one check tor $150 noted "payment on car” and another cheek for $195,43); Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co. (one check tor $200.27 and another for $201.24 for “mortgage payments”); Universal C.LT. Credit Corp. (two checks for $163.47 each). Expenditures paid through this personal bank account as shown by the government evidence to taled $3.087.22. James Thomas Clinkscales and Dr. Jeffie Halstead, both of El Paso, testified that they invested money in Atomotor Mfg. Co., relying on Estep’s claim that the company would produce a 90 per cent fuel-less engine. Dr. Halstead said she owns a 600-acre farm tor which she pays $160 per month for two irrigation pumps at a cost of only 80 cents per day. Roy D. Williams, an employe of Firestone Tire Sc Rubber Co., said the Atomotor would operate these pumps. She testified Estep told her from the stand that he sold Estep two tires costing a total of $54 May 6, 1952. He installed the tires, he said, on a Chrysler car. Williams stated that in payment for the tires Estep gave him a $50 check which he had received from R. L. Parks. This same check had previously been introduced as having been paid to Estep tor stock in Atomotor Mfg. Co. Witnesses who testified Tuesday afternoon that they bought stock in the company were B. B. Parks of 1700 South Third St.; Genevieve Guthals of San Angelo; Harry Gebhard of Waco, C. D. Hanes and Glenn Deer of El Paso. At noon Wednesday the government had used 16 out of 36 witnesses it plans to call. Defense attorneys have said they will call about 20 witnesses. ;