Abilene Reporter News, April 21, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARM, WINDY®he ^Wlene MDRNING'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE S KETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 309 Auociat^A Preu (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, 1954-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c ONE OF SEVEN — Jack Buris, brother of Harding Burris, owner of Jhe Halo Jersey Farms, Elida, N.M., displays Halo’s Windsor Jester, the grand champion bill of the West Texas Spring Jersey Show. Animals from the Halo Jersey Farms topped seven other cOasses in the show. Jester is two years old and was bred by Harding Buris. (Staff Photo bv Duane Howell.) New Mexico Bull, Ralls Cow Are Jersey Show Champions By DUANE HOWELL Reporter-News Farm Writer Animals from the Sellers Broth- between July 1. 1952 and Dec. 31, 1952. A beautiful nine-months old heif ers Jersey Farms. Ralls, and the j    and    exhibited    by    Jimmy Halo Jersey Farms. Elida, N. M., Rose, Abilene, beat out Burris’ dominated the show riiiE at J j    h    old    heifor    tor    first Park Tuesday as the 1954 Texas Spring Jersey Show came to a close. Harding Burris, owner of the Halo Jersey Farms, had the grand champion bull of the show and Frank Sellers, half owner of the Sellers Brothers Jersey Farms, showed the grand champion female. Burris’ animals topped seven other classes and Sellers’ Jerseys captured five other firsts, leaving only two show ring elas.ses in which one of well known dairymen failed to gain a first. And neither h.id animals entered in one of these — the junior yearling bull class of animals born place in the class of heifer calves born after June 30,    1953. and over four month.s old. Burris’ calf placed first in her class at the recent Fanhandle-Plains Dairy Show at Plainview, which is regarded as one of the better dairy shows in the Southwest. Ray Crowell. Abilene, is the breeder of Rose’s heifier, Willow’s Aristocrat Inez. ACC had the best animal in the junior yearling bull class. The bull, ACC Beauty’s Beacon, shows a lot of quality and promises to become an outstanding sire, said Judge R. E. (Dick) Burleson. Extension Service dairy husband- Dulles leaves for Geneva, Promises 'Honorable' Peace WASHI.NGTON. April 20 vP—Secretary of State Dulles left for the Geneva conference tonight, promising to seek an “honorable” peace in Indochina and a free, united Korea. But Dulles served notice that he W'ould oppose an expected Russian move to turn the Geneva meeting on Far East issues into a Big Five meeting on world problems. This was in line with the U..S. government view that specific Rep. Fisher Sees 'No Justification' for U.S. Troops in Indochina Reporter-News Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, April 20. — Hep. O. C. Fisher of San Angelo .said Tuesday that as he sees it “there is no foreseeable occa.sion or justification for the use of American troops in Indchina.” Fisher’s comment came after attending a high-level meeting with Secretary of State Dulles who reviewed all of the events and hopes surrounding the Indochina situation before leaving for the foreign ministers meeting in Geneva. Fisher said that air power is not the problem of Indochina. “They have millions of natives. All we can do at most is furnish equipment, training power, and technical aid, in my opinion,” Fisher said. The West Texan attended the private meeting as a member of the Armed Services Committee. The onlv other Texan there was Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson who refu.scd to discuss the details, or give any :mpression of the Indochina situation, except to itate that the meeting “was bipartisan and constructive.”_ Air Force Plane Crash Kills Seven BURBANK, Calif. —An Air Force flying boxcar from Charleston. S. C., Air Foice Ease crashed In a fog and burned on Oat Mountain today and all seven men aboard were killed. The plane, which took off today from Williams AFB in Arizona, crashed while approaching I^ck-heed Air Terminal for a landing. The wreckage still burned fiercely hours after the crash. A fireman radioed that four bodies were visible and that one was identified as a “Capt. Cculter,” no home town available. problems should be tackled one by one, as a means of testing Russian good faith. Dulles declared anew that American participation in the Geneva conference on Indochina and Korea "does not imply our diplomatic recognition of Red Qiina,” which will sit in at the conference. Dulles laid down the government’s position as he boarded a special Air Force plane with a 29-man delegation which will represent the United States at the conference beginning Monday. In advance of his departure, he conferred with congressional leaders of both parties and diplomats representing the United States’ 16 Korean War Allies. Dulles briefed members of a 15-man congressional delegation for nearly two hours on developments in the critical Indochina situation. Later, two Republican leaders— Sens. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire and Homer Ferguson of Michigan—said they were told no decision to send American troops to Indochina is being considered. man with the Texas A&M College System. ACC Cow Wins In the new' production class, ACC's Hi View Standard Design Mabel produced 52.6 pounds of milk with 6.4 per cent butterfat in 24 hours content to take first place. M»bel. three and one-half years old, has an annual production record of 9,995 pounds of milk and 535 pounds of butterfat. Jimmy Davis, field representative of the American Jersey Cattle Club. Denton, praised show officials for installing the production class in this year’s show. “.After all. it’s the production that puts money in your pocket, rather than show ring qualities,” said Davis. The grand champion female, Masterman’s Standard Ann. produced 35.7 pounds of milk and 2.7 pounds of butterfat in 24 hours to take second place in the production contest. Stanard Ann is almost eight years old and was bred by Sellers. Winning Bull The grand champion bull, Halo’s Windsor Jester, is two years old and was bred by Burris. Although show officials were disappointed in the number of entries and attendance at the show’, they were well pleased w’ith the quality of animals. “Some of tho.se classes would be See SHOW. Pg. 3-A, Col. 2 Winters Okays Park Bonds; Vote Heavy WINTERS. April 20 (RNS) — Winters voters Tuesday gave overwhelming approval to a $35,000 bond issue for park improvement. Balloting was 203 for, with only 53 persons voting against the bonds. Voter turnout was double that of the recent city of election. Money from sale of the bonds will be used to construct a swimming pool in the park. Tables and floodlights are to be installed in | the picnic area. Election judges were C. S. Jackson and Ed Bryant. Clerks were Mrs. Z. B. Morgan and Mrs. Grover Davis. Probe Dodger Started Army Report, Joe Says Rule Farmer Found Dead On Tractor RULE. April 20 (RNS) — Lige Boyd, about 60, was found dead on a tractor in a field close to his home near Rule about 7 pm. Tuesday. City Marshal Raymond Denson said that a Negro man found Boyd in the field about two miles east of Rule and summoned a neighbor, Sam Turner. Turner called Denson and Justice of the Peace Bill Mason who held an inquest. Death was attributed to a heart attack. According to Denson, the victim had fallen backwards on the tractor. He said that the ignition was not turned off and the tractor had apparently stalled. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, The body is at the Gauntt Funeral Home. .Mr. Boyd had lived in Rule about 45 years and was a member of the Rule Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Larua Mae; one son, Billy Roy Boyd, of Lubbock; two daughters, Mary Francis Deadman, Plain-view, and Joy Norman, Merkel; one brother, Tom, of Vernon, and five grandchildren. Corruption Charges in FFA Probe Aired WASHINGTON, April 20 Charges of bribe-.seeking and possible corruption in getting FHA loan insurance were aired today amid testimony that 1,149 apartment builders reaped more than 65 million dollars In quick profits from their operations. No names were mentioned in testimony at twin hearings by the Senate Banking Committee and the Joint Committee on Reduction of Non-Essential Federal Experndi-tures headed by Sen. Byrd (D-Va). Albert M. Cole, head of the Housing and Home Finance .Agency told the Banking Committee headed by Sen. Capehart (R-lnd) that one FHA official was permitted to resign while investigators w’ere looking into reports he had been “gambling in ilarge amounts” and “demanding money from people for the purpose of securing commitments from the FHA.” Before the Byrd group, Internal Revenue Commissioner 'T. Coleman Andrews said there was one situation in whicih “we think there was corruption iin appraising” the cost of a project to get an FHA loan guarantee. He gave no details. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Women'f Newt . . 6 Radio & TV logs . . . , 9 Oil . ....... SECTION B .. . 10 Sports ............ . 2, 3 Editorials .......... ____ 4 Comics ... ........ 5 Classified ads....... 6. 7. 8 Form & Morkets..... .....9 Senterfitt Waits, Yarborough Considers Race for Governor By The Associated Press Reuben Senterfitt. speaker of the Texas House, will wait until “about the end of the week” to announce whether he’s going to tangle w’ith incumbent Allan Shivers for the governorship Ralph Yarborough, Austin attorney who lost to Shivers two years a^. said Tuesday he is “seriously considering’’ another go-round but will talk to as many people as possible before deciding in the next few days. Shivers jumped into the race for what would be an unprecedented third elective term with a very brief statement Monday and left the capital for Houston before reporters could question him on the reasons for his decision. Only One Candidate With Senterfitt and Yarborough delaying announcement on their intentions, only one candidate has formally entered the contest against Shivers. He is J.J Holmes, Austin contractor, who laid his $600 filing fee on the line Monday. Holmes, 47, the father of four grown sons, said his campaign will be “giving Texas back to the people,” and one of his main platform planks will be aid to old folks, the insane, and other state dependents. Shivers’ announcement was fol- RALPH YARBOROUGH . . . another go-around? low»'d closely by a statement from State Democratic Chairman Wallace Savage that he will seek the Democratic nomination for congressman from the Dallas district. Incumbent Frank Wilson is not seeking reelection. Savage was selected for the state REUBEN SENTERFITT . . . he’s waiting a whilt Democratic Party chairmanship two years ago and helped Shivers woo the state into the Republican fold in the presidential election. He will be opposed by attorneys I^slle Hackler and Leslie Jackson and court reporter Todd Mitchell. PROTEST DEPARTURE — A crowd at the airport in Sydney, Australia, attempts to upset two Soviet diplomatic couriers as they escort Mrs. Evdokia Petrov up the ramp to a plane. Mrs. Petrov left the plane at Darwin Australia, after deciding to remain in Australia and seek asylum. Before the interview, Australian police disarmed two resisting Russian couriers who were escorting her back to the Soviet Union. Police Guard Red 'Escapee' DARWIN, Australia, April 20 tifl | was still alive and she agreed to —Australian security police kept a remain with R. S. Leydin, northern territory secretary, who met the plane and talked with Mrs. Petrov despite attempts of her Soviet close guard today over Mrs. Vladimir Petrov, who decided to seek political asylum here with her husband rather than return to the Soviet Union. Smiling and apparently happy at her choice, Mrs. Petrov waited for word from the Australians that a plane would take her to Canberra and a reunion with her husband, the former third secretary in the Soviet embas.sy. Quit Communism He had abandoned communism last week and brought with him documents exposing a Soviet-led spv ring in Australia. Mrs. Petrov was taken off a Zurich-bound British plane here after a fracas in which Australian security guards took pistols away from two Soviet couriers who had taken her aboard the plane at Sydney. The Soviet ambassador to Australia. Nikolai Generalov, protested angrily that this amounted to “armed assault” on the couriers and illegal detention of Mrs. Petrov. Prime .Minister Robert G. Men-zies asserted Australia behaved with "meticulous care” and with “due regard to international conventions” .Mrs. Petrov made her decision final after a telephone call to her husband at Canberra. The call convinced her Petrov guards to stop him. The two guards and F. R. Kis-litsyn, second secretary of the Soviet Embassy at Canberra, continued their trip. On a stop at Jakarta, Indonesia, Kislitsyn told reporters “Mrs. Petrov was kidnaped by reactionary groups supported by the Australian government’’ to influence Australia’s coming general elections. The armpit bolstered pistols taken from the two Russian couriers at Darwin were given to an airline official who said he would return the weapons to the Russians when they left the plane at Zurich. Kislitsyn charged that confiscation of the pistols at the Darwin airport violated diplomatic immunity. Ministerial sources in Canberra said they were watching carefully the position of the small Australian mission in Moscow for any hint of reprisal. 'Bare-Faced Lie,' Hensel Replies WASHINGTON, Apil 20 (jP)—Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) charged today an Army report blasting him and his chief aides was instigated by a high Pentagon official trying to dodge investigation “for misconduct and possibly for law violations.” The official. Asst. Secretary of Defense H. Struve Hensel, retorted: “Bare-faced lies.” McCarthy hurled the accusation as investigating senators reached final agreement on “ground rules” for public, televised hearings opening Thursday in McCarthy’s hitter row with Army officials. The gist of the agreement: Will Step Off McCarthy will step off the Sen-ate Investigations subcommittee ^ during the hearings. Sen. Dwor-; shak (R-Ida) will sit In for him.' But McCarthy and his Army an-; tagonists will have—as McCarthy has insisted all along—the right to cross-examine witnesses. While this agreement was being hammered out. McCarthy and aides Roy M. Cohn and Francis Carr filed a “bill of particulars" declaring the Army’s original charges against them were put out under the “Influence and guidance” of Hensel in an effort to block an investigation of “serlou.s charges” against himself. The McCarthy statement said the investigations subcommittee has established Hensel made at least $56,526 in three World War 1Í years from a private ship supply firm operating with government priorities while he was a high-ranking Navy official. Says Ha’s Cornered Declaring McCarthy is “cornered” and resorting to “cowardly irresponsibiiliy," Hensel threatened to sue him if the senator; repeated the charge without the; protection of senatorial immunity, i Hensel said he has bad an inactive partnership in the Arthur L. 1 Pelrson & Co. supply firm but de-1 rived no profit from it, and "the! allegations that H. S. Hensel ... says it's a tie Heart Group Quits Chest anything Illegal or even unethical In my financial or governmental history is both malicious and dishonest.” McCarthy also charged in the 5.000-word "bill of particulars” that Secretary of the Army Stevens and Army General Counsel John G. Adams repeatedly blocked efforts to find out "who was responsible for protecting Communist infiltration” in the Army. The McCarthy forces’ "bill of particulars” was filed in answer to an Army report accusing McCarthy, Cohn and Carr of using improper pressure to win favors for draftee G. David Schine, and a 29-p 0 i n t detailing of these charges. 1... wn I ^'1*« Taylor County Heart Asso-!    ciatlon    will    not    be    *    jpart    of    the J. Parnell Thomas Defeated at Polls NEWARK. N.J., AprU 20 {3~J. Parnell Thomas, who tried to ride „ , . back to t:ongress on a pro-McCar-; thy platform, today was overwhel- ^ mingly defeated in a Republican primary election in New Jersey's 7th District. Rep. William B. Widnall. the the incumbent, easily defeated Thomas, who was jailed in 1949 for payroll padding and later pardoned by President Truman. Thomas had campaigned as a“l,-000 per cent” supporter of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wls). Abilene Community Chest in 1955, Bueford Knight, association chairman, announced Tuesday night. The decision was made at the annual dinner meeting of the organization in the Drake Hotel Tuesday night, Knight said. The entire membership joined the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee In withdrawing from the chest, Knight said. Knight explained that the association was withdrawing due to the increase In heart disease which has forced the association to expand its activities and contributions to research. He said the relationship between the association and the Chest had been pleasant. The heart association joined the Chest three years ago and received annually $1,000 to carry on its projects. The association will hold its campaign here in February, 1955, Officers were re-elected Tuesday night. They were Knight, chairman, Lucile Harris, women’s vice chairman: George W. Overshiner, vice chairman: Walter Pheifer. seetarj'; and Gordon Weir, tres-urer. Melba Hart was reappointed ex-ecutlve secretary and Mr. and Mrs, O. R. Rodden were chosen as new members of the Board of Directors. JURY FINDS NO MALICE V. n. DKPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER Bl KEAC ABILENE AND VICINITY PurUy cloudy, warm and rather windy Wednei-day and Thuridayi high temperature both days 85-90, low Wednetday night In the low 60s north central TEXAS Partly cloudy Wedneaday: widely »cattered thun-derahowera and turning cooler Wedneaday night and In extreme northwest portion Wedneaday afternoon; Thuraday. partly cloudy, not ao werm. widely acattered thundcraliowera in extreme aouth portion. WE;8T TEXAS. Partly cloudy Wedneaday and Thuraday; widely scattered thun-deratonna and turning cooler In Panhandle and South Plaina Wedneaday and Pecos Valley eastward Thuraday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Partly cloudy and warm Wedneaday: Thursday, partly cloudy, widely scattered thunder-ihowera and not so warm In extreme north portion; fresh aoutheaat to south winds on the coast TtMPKRATl’RES Tuea. A M    Tuet P M m    .    1 30 ........... M dg .    ______ a ..30 ............ 15 66  .......... 3 .30      «7 65 ............ « 30 ............ 87 64 . .......... 3:30 ......... .. M 63 ........... 6 30 ... ........ M 65 ............ 7 30 ............ to 67 ............ 8 30 ............ 78 71 ............ 8 30 ............ 76 75 . .......... 10:30 ............ 77 ............ n 30 ............ 80    13 30 ........... High temperaturea lor 34 hours ended at g so; 8i and 63. High and low temperatures same date last year: 71 and 31. Sunset last night 7 30 p m. Sunrlaa today 6 03 a.m. Sunset tonight 7:13 p.m. Barometer reading at 8.30 p.m. 3g.l3. Relailve humidity at 8:30 p.m. M7#. Roby Jail Breaker Draws Y ear for Beating Sheriff LUBBOCK. April 20. <RNS) - A Lubbock jury late Tuesday night found Amos Benny Bolton. 21, of Dallas, guilty of assault with intent to murder Sheriff R. L. (Bogue) Wilkins of Roby. It recommended he be sentenced to one year in prison. The jury returned its verdict at 11:45 p. m, after having been given the case at 836 p. m. Tuesday. Bolton acted a little surprised and appealed to be rather pleased when he heard the verdict. The jury had been a.sked to decide whether Bolton’s attack uptm the sheriff when he and two other prisoners escapeii jail at Roby Dec. 15 was with or without malice, only aggravated assault, or whether he was not guilty. They decided it was without malice. Maximum sentence for the assault was 15 years. District Clerk Testifies Attorneys lor Bolton introduced the key point of the defense Tuesday afternoon when they placed Neely A. Morton. Fisher County district clerk on the stand. Morton testified that none of the warrants charging burglary issued against Bolton and his companions, Huey Jack Pitts. 21. Dallas, and John Tarleton, 21, of Snyder, did not contain the defendants’ names when he first saw Uiem. The trio was held in jail on these warrants. The gist of Morton’s testimony was that they were issued by Justice of the Peace H. S. Bridges in Rotan and were blank on one side when brought to Morton’s office. The district clerk said the warrants later were filled in with names. During the cross examination of the sheriff Tue.sday morning, chief defense counsel Murray J. Howze of .Monahans, qquestloned Wilkins closely about a burglary warrant on which the sheriff had arrested Bolton. When asked if the warrant had the name of the defendant written upon it the sheriff replied. “I don't remember.” Ctllmatt Takes Stand The first defense witness was ‘ONeal Jones, a Negro of Bryan, who was a cellmate of the three prisoners. He testified that he saw Tarleton hit Wilkins with a chain enclosed in a sock and said the sheriff threatened, “I’ll get a gun and kill all you - - -.” The Negro also testified that Wilkins struck Tarleton’s hand with a ring of jail keys, knocking the sock-enclosed chain out of Tarleton’s grasp. Jones testified he heard the pr^ soners complain because they weren't aUowed to set a lawyer. But he later said his own lawyer saw him in jail two times. The last state’s witness was Joe Wetzel, a deputy sheriff at Robv. in whose custody the various state’s exhibits were placed Jim Paulk, Texas Ranger from .\bilene, testified he collected the exhibits and placed them in Wetzel’s custody. Paulk later led the search which caught the trio about three days later up a pecan tree near Sweetwater, Exhibits Identified Wetzel identified the exhibits as having been given him by Ranger Paulk 'The exhibits were sock with the chain in it, two shotguns used In the affray, and a cane-bottom chair, and a telephone which had been ripped from the wall during the escape. Also included was a iosse chabi. After Wilkins was cross-examined, the next witness Tuesday morning for the state, was the 74-year-old Jailer, D. F. Driver. He testified he and his wife lived on the first floor of the jail. Driver, during direct examination by District Attorney Travis Shelton of Lubbock. said he and his wife heard scuffling when Bolton, the sheriff, and two other prisoners caue down the stairs from the second See TRIAL, Pg. S-A, Cot. 4 ;

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