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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               SCATTERED SHOWERS "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING VOL. LXXIII, No. 310 Aaociattd Prta (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 22, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc U.S. MARSHAL RED WILLIAMS AND EX-PRISONER William Estep (right) leaves county jail, free on bond Pressure to Help Schine Most Ever, General Says Nothing Improper, Appeal Bond Posted; Estep Leaves Jail William Estep, 57. San Antonio, Thursday morning bailed himseli out of the Taylor County jail by posting bond. The bond and cash in es- crow (to cover Estep's recent fed- eral fine) were turned over to Gladys Walls, U. S. District Court commissioner in Abilene at a.m. Estep was convicted in U. Bistrict Court here of using the U. S. mails to defraud and of vio- lating the Securities Act of 1933. He was fined and given two five-year concurrent orison sen- tences on April 16. His trial was held in connection with the operation of the Auto- motor Manufacturing Co., which he organized. He had claimed he invented a machine known as the "atomo- which would cure a num- ber of diseases. He now faces a state charge of felony theft at San Antonio for selling the machines at S300 each. Howard Dailey, Dallas, one of Estep's attorneys, arrived in Abi- lene Wednesday with Estep's wife Dailey said William Soltes, Dal- las, had signed as bondsman for Estep. Estep's conviction will be ap- pealed to the Fifth Circuit Court ol Appeals at New Orleans, La., Daiiey said. Copt. Alice Better; Suffered Stroke AUSTIN, April 22 De- partment of Public Safety Director Homer Garrison Jr. said he was advised today Texas Ranger Capt. A. Y. Allee will be permitted to return home Friday from a Brownsville hospital. Alice suffered a mild stroke, Garrison said. McCarthy Claims WASHINGTON Gen. Miles Reber testified today that in 10 years of dealing with Congress he had never known "greater pressure" than was applied for an officer's commission for G. David Schine, former aide to Sen Mc- Carthy In the witness chair at the Senate investigation of the Mc- Carthy Army row, Reber said this pressure came from both the senator and Roy Cohn, counsel to McCarthy's Senate In- vestigations subcommittee, but particularly from Cohn.- McCarthy retorted that it was "completely false" that any improper pressure was exerted on behalf of Schine. McCarthy raised a question too of whether Reber was prejudiced. He said Reber's brother, Sam, then acting high commissioner of Germany, made "vicious attacks" on Cohn and. Schine, and had them shadowed when McCarthy sent them to Europe in 1953 to investigate the U.S. Information Service and its libraries. It was on this wrangling note that the Senate subcom- mittee concluded the first session of its reputations-at-stake inquiry into the charges and CHARLES D. AUSTIN 'Breathing Room Only1 At Televised Hearing WASHINGTON Ifl "Breathing room That was the sign Capitol offi- cials should have hung today out- side the caucus room in the Senate Office Building for the premiere of tie new extravaganza "The McCarthy-Army Story." Into the caucus room, measuring 72 by 53 four times the size of a normal living officials arranged to jampack some 650 to 700 persons. "The biggest arrangements for a single news event in mv 25 vears at the Capitol." said Harold R. Beckley, superintendent of the Sen ate press gallery, who care- Abilene to Get '58 Convention For the first time in its history, the state convention of the Royal Neighbors of America will be held in a West Texas city Abilene. The Key City was picked as the 1958 convention site at the state meeting in Austin this week. Thirteen other cities, including Houston, San Antonio and Mineral Wells, asked for the conference. State meetings are held only every four years. Bidding for Abilene were Mrs. Myrtle Estes Carter, 525 Ross Ave., state supervisor, and Mrs. W. C. Marlow, 302 Peach St., district dep- uty in Abilene. They were backed by telegrams 'rom the Abilene Chamber of Com- merce conventions committee, headed by Rufus Wallingford. About 700 persons are expected to attend the 1958 gathering. Royal Neighbors of America is a 59-year-old insurance organiza- ion. The Austin convention was the 16th state meeting. Intended Soviet Slayers Give Up BOKN. Germany Russian Secret Service captain sent to West Germany to commit a political killing deserted to the Allies in- stead and told secrets of the Krem- lin's' world-wide espionage and kid- naping machine here today. U.S. authorities identified the de- fecting Russian as Capt. Nikolai Evgenyevich Khoklov, 32, and pre- sented him at their high com- mission headquarters in an inter- national news conference. They announced that two East German Communist agents who were to have helped in the killing of an anti-Red Russian emigre leader in "protective cus- tody." The official American announce- ment said Khoklov had cooperated fully with U.S. intelligence agents, telling many secrets of the MVD secret police and detailing name by name, office by office, the Red police organization from Moscow lo Berlin and Vienna. An American spokesman said the two East Germans were Hans KukowicE and Kurt Weber. The target of the assassination plot was Identified as George S. Okolov'.ch, executive committeeman of an anti-Communist Russian group in Frankfurt called the NTS. Khoklov said he received in- structions on the Frankfurt assas- sination plan several times from Alexander S. Panushkin, who was Soviet ambassador to the United States from October 1947 to June 1952, when he became ambassador to Red China. Panyushkin was re- called from Peiping after Stalin's death. Documents turned over to the Americans said that, while Pan- yushkin ostensibly was in the for- eign service, he was actually working under the direction of the Communist Party Central Commit- tee coordinating all intelligence- gathering activities. Panvushkin was reported given a big job in the intelligence department in July 1953. The U.S. authorities said the "stranger than fiction" pUt to kill the Russian refugee leader in Frankfurt included special electri- cal weapons. Smuggled into Germany in the battery of a car, the weapons were described by American firearms experts as "unique in both light- ness and miniaturization in com- parison to silenced weapons hither- to developed outside the Soviet orbit." There were two types of weapons silenced electrica- ally fired pistols and dummy cig- arette cases that would fire letha- ly poisoned lead pellets. After special assassination train- ing in Russia and complicated Journeyings between Moscow, Vienna, Switzerland and Italy, the three Conspirators entered West Germany last February. fully portioned out every inch of space. "The la rgest coverage o f a ny n ews event we ever have done in was the consensus o] radio and television networks rep- resentatives working with Beckley 200 Must Stand Everything was set for scores of reporters to tap out hundreds of thousands of words for trans mission b y teletypewriters and telegraph to newspapers across the country. Of the 650 or more expected tc get into the hearing before the Sen ate investigations subcommittee more than 200 were destined to stand. There were just a few more than 100 seats available for the early bird arrivals from the public at large. The other seats were re- served for subcommittee mem- bers, witnesses and principals in the drama, newsmen, and wives and special g uests of Congress members and officials. 120 Reporters Due Becfcley said there were seats reserved for 120 reporters at press tables and room for 91 persons in- volved in 'radio, television and news picture coverage. An odd-shaped mahogany table, measuring 8 by 26 feet, was at one end of the rectangular room for the seven subcommittee members. Directly in front, in the glare of floodlights and in the range of tele- vision, newsreel and news camera- men, was placed a smaller rec- tangular table for the witnesses. To either side ranged press tables. Behind a roped-off area at the other end of tbe room about 200 chairs provided seating space for other special guests and the lucky public arriving early. The not-so- lucky public had to stand. A dozen uniformed Capitol po- licemen were assigned to stations about the hearing room and at the wide double- doors to preserve order. Plainclothesmen were spot- ted about the area There were 25 microphones on tables and in strategic spots. Fifteen cameramen, sound en- gineers and electricians manned :he three live television cameras picking up the proceedings. Thirty m en we re assigned to work 15 film cameras. Space was provided for 30 still photographers for press associations and news- papers. Sixteen persons, including an- nouncers and engineers, were ready to handle the portions of the proceedings to be broadcast. And, at some of the tables, sev- eral stenographers were assigned space to take down the testimony word for word, working in relays. "I don't see how we cou 1 d squeeze any more into the Jeckley said. "In fact, I only hope there w il 1 be roo m f or me counter charges swapped by McCarthy and top Army of ficials. Reber was the only witness heard in the 2 hours and 9 minutt nationally televised session which launched what may be a prolongee series. Reber was asked to come back for more testimony in the after noon. Reber First Witness The great controversy revolve about the Army charge that im proper pressures were exerted for preferential treatment of Schine and McCarthy's counter charge that this issue is a' false one raised only in an effort to diver his inquiry into communism in the Army. Reber was called as the Army', first witness to..tell activities i behalf of Schine Schine' actual induction into the Army a a draftee. For 10 years, Reber was liaison officer for the Army with Congress He is now commander of tl.S Army forces in Western Europe. The events he told about were last summer. He said McCarthj called him to his office to ask abou a commission for Schine, and tha later there were repeated telephone average of two or three a day from well as calls from McCarthy. McCarthy has the right to ques- tion witnesses and was so engaged when he brought up the question of Reber's brother's attitude to- ward Cohn and Schine. 2 Traffic Lights Put on North First Two new traffic signal lights were erected this week on North First St. One more light remains to installed on that street under a 1952 bond issue. The lights installed this week are at the intersections of North First St. with Poplar and Victoria Sts. Remaining signal to be erected on North First St. -.vill be at tho ntersection of Graham St. This s on the north side of the Sayles Blvd. railroad crossing. The new North First St. signals arc synchronized with the railroad safety gates. They will be synchronized also1 vith new signal lights soon to bei ilaced along South First St. under he unit bond Issue, Jenkins Objects Ray H. Jenkins, the subcommit- tee's special counsel, objected. .He broke in on McCarthy to tell Reber not lo answer a question about his brother. Jenkins said he must object that the question was "wholly irrelevant" to the subcom- mittee probe. "If I can't show bias and preu- dice, it is a violation of every rule of law." McCarthy protested. McCarthy said Gen. Reber had peen before the subcommittee be- fore, adding the investigating unit under McCarthy's chairmanship lad tried to get information from Seber about those "covering up" Communists. McCarthy said Gen. Reber's tes- timony that Cohn had used "im- proper pressure" to try to get a commission for Schine, was 'completely false." Sen. McClellan (5-Ark) put in hen that he was going to object f McCarthy was going to testify instead of just ask questions. McCarthy Snaps Back "Don't object in the middle of my McCarthy snapped. McClellan replied that he would not object if McCarthy were under oath, but he said McCarthy ought not to testify unless he were under oath. Sen. Mundt chairman for the inquiry, observed that it was getting on toward lunch time and recessed matters there. It was then p.m. The session had con- vened at a.m. Reber. relating efforts he said were made to get a commission -or Schine, said in his 10 years as liaison officer there was no case where he was put "under.greater pressure." READERS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR WANT AD! daily readers of '.he Reporter-News give you quick, profitable results on your Wont Ad! These results are yours for os little as 4Ic per day on our weekly rote. You don't have to guess about Want Ad results! 'Approximately pnrsons aie using Want Ads to odvan- each month. Don't keep wont a secret. Dial 2-7841 ind place your Want Ad now! Weekday word ad closing time is 4 P. M. Sunday word ads must be received by Saturday. Sunday space ads must be received by noon Fri- day. Hamlin Sailor Dies in Crash HAMLIN, April 22 man 1-C Charles Dwayne Austin, 29, was killed Monday while driv- ing a truck at the NAS Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Austin of Hamlin. Seaman Austin's commanding of- ficer said that during a downpour of rain, the truck's front wheels locked. The truck overturned, kill- ing the driver immediately. The serviceman had only two more weeks to serve before his enlistment period expired. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrow Funeral Home. The body is expected to ar- rive this week Other survivors are his wife, one child, and two step-children, allot Oak Harbor, Wash.; three sisters, Lillie Sue Austin of Hamlin; Mrs. B. H. White of Medford, Ore., and Mrs. J. B. Neal of Midland. 'NO SEVERE STORMS DUE' Scurry Gets Good Showers; West Texas Rains Forecast Black clouds over West Texas dropped showers on a number of West Texas areas Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport predicted widely scattered showers will continue Thursday and Thursday night. The weatherman at the airport recorded .03 of an inch of mois- ture about a.m. Thursday. A few sprinkles fell at the airport at mid-morning the same day. A weak front which passed through this area about sun-up helped trigger the black clouds, the weatherman said. A sprinkle began at Merkel about a.m. Colorado City re- ceived .08 of an inch during the night. Rain began falling "briskly" at Colorado City about a.m. At Hermleigh the total was 1.50 inches. At Siiyder the total was .50 of an inch, Mrs. D. T. Stray- horn, official Snyder weather ob- server, said. At Fluvanna, the to- tal was .50, John Stravely, a mer- chant, reported. Black clouds in the Scurry County area sent a number of residents running to storm cellars. The Abilene weatherman said 'no severe storms are expected.' At Gail, hard rains and hail knocked out phone lines. Ten miles east of Gail on the Gray Ranch a total of 2.00 inches of rain was Mrs. R. L.- Gray said Rain in the Loraine area varied from .60 ot an Inch to 1.00. The moisture began after midnight ant continued into the daylight hours The West Texas -Utilities. Co. re- ported-the following totals: Chilli cothe, trace; Quanah, .40; Lake Pauline, .08; Alpine, 1.00; Balmor hea, .04; Fort: Davis, 1.00; Mara thon, 1.00; Marfa, 1.00 in rain, plus small hail; Saragosa, .04; Bakersfield, .05; Big Lake, .31; Girvin, .50; Iraan, 1.00; McCamey, .25; Rankin, .50; Red Barn, 1.00; Sheffield, 1.00; Ozona, 2.75 at 2 a.m. with rain continuing into daylight hours; west Ozona, 4.00. Sentell Undecided On Appeal to U.S. SNYDER, April 22 State Rep ?rank Sentell and his attorneys vere pondering today whether to ake a court contempt case to the J. S. Supreme Court or serve ou the remainder of a 72-hour jai sentence. The Texas Supreme Court Wed- nesday refused Sentell a rehear- ng on the case in which Snyder's 32d Court District Judge Sterling Williams fined Sentell S100 anc sentenced him to three days in ail for contempt during a civil suit trial here last October. Sentell served 33 hours of the lenience before being released on i temporary writ of habeas corpus. Man Charged With Extortion of William D. Price, now in county ail, was charged in County Court lere Thursday with extortion. He vas accused of extorting from Dr. R. V. Barrels, Abilene naturo- Bth, of 850 Hickory St., .tty. Tom Todd said. County The complaint alleged that Price did with the intent to extort mon- y, threaten.. .R. V. Barrels; that te.. .threatened he would publish statement respecting.. .Barrels, ;nd such statement.. .was a state- ment within the meaning of libel The complaint was signed by Deputy Sheriff Bob Ross. Todd said that Barrels, on advice f peace officers, paid Price o that a case against Price could filed. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Cloudy to artly cloudy, not much change in tem- eraturc and widely scattered showers Tnirsday and Thursday night- high tem- >erature Thursday 75; low Thursday night high Friday BO. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly loudy this afternoon, tonight and Friday with widely scattered thundershowen scattered thunderstorms. northwest por- !on this afternoon. WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy with cattered showers and thunderstorms this fiernoon and tonight. Friday partly loudy widely scattered thundershow- rs: EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL artly cloudy and warm this afternoon, tonight and Friday. TEMPERATURES 80 S.-30 Thurs. A.M. 10 71) f 64 63 74 63 f t'M 85 70 TO 67 71 64 Sunset last night p.m. Sunrise today a.m. Sunwt lonlnht p.m. Barometer reading at p.m. 28.23. Relative humidity at p.m. Maximum temperature for Uie 31 noun ended at a.m.: 13. KM temperature for Uie 34 noun The Texas Supreme Court in February refused to make the writ permanent, ordering Sentell to finish his jail sentence. The re- fusal Wednesday to grant a re- hearing ends the matter as far as state courts are concerned. Judge Williams said Wednesday afternoon, "The matter is out of my hands." The high court's man- date, he said, would come to the Scurry sheriff, who then will take Sentell back to jail. John Sentell, brother of the leg- islator-lawyer and his attorney in the matter, said Wednesday an appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court is under consideration. The high Texas court supported Judge Williams conclusion that Sentell has a "contemptuous atti- tude." This decision affects not only lawyers, but witnesses, other court officials and all who might ap- pear before a district judge, John Sentell said. "It is precedent-setting in this respect: The Supreme Court has held for the first time, as far as we can find, that a conclusion set forth hi a judge's order that (an attorney) snowed a 'contemptuous attitude' is sufficient to support a finding of John Sen- tell said. TORNADO WARNINGS BREAK UP FLUVANNA PRAYER MEETINGS SNYDER, April 22. pray for rain. But, rain last night broke up three prayer meetings in nearby Fluvanna. It wasn't the rain, exactly, which sent three Fluvanna congregations scurrying to storm cellars. It was fear of What was in the boiling, black clouds. Lubbock television stations had broadcast tornado warn- ings for the Scurry area. Clouds rolling in about 8 p'.m. seemed to confirm the Fluvanna got a pounding half-inch rain within minutes. There was some high wind, but no twisters. ABILENE CHECK MADE Radar's Accuracy Impresses Citizens If you are a speeder, beware Radar will trap you. This is.the opinion of the Tex as Department of Public Safety The saine opinion Was share by observers who watched a ra dar-operated needle point to th 77-mile-per-hour mark, when a black State Patrol car whizzed by with the speedometer registering 80 miles per hour Thursday morn, ig. "It's all right as far as I can said State Sen. Harley Sad- ler of Abilene, when asked his opinion of the device. "I believe the device is accur- ate enough to catch said Police Chief C. Z. Hallmark of Abilene. The test took place along U. S. Highway 80 about three miles east of Abilene. It was the first appearance of highway radar in this area. The Federal Communication! lommlssion says radar is 98 per cent accurate in recording ve- hicle speeds, said Sgt. P. A. Zeis- sel, Austin, a member of the safe- y division of the Texas Highway "Radar is more accurate than a he said. Speed tests were taken as a car Iriven by Sgt. Roger Sosebee of he Abilene Highway Patrol dis- rict passed by. The radar device vas stationary along the highway. When Sosebee drove by at 30 miles an hour, the radar speed meter showed the same speed. When Sosebee went by at 60 miles per hour, the radar needle show- id 58 miles an hour. With Sosebee loing 80, the needle showed 77. "We would like to see at least ne radar unit in each of the 16 .late Patrol districts in Zeissel said. Capt George L. Morahan, head f the Abilene district, said, "I do ot know when radar will be used n the Abilene district." Zeissel said 33 far as he knew louston was the only city now us- ing radar in Texas. Thirty-one tales currently are using radar to catch highway speeders, he said. as statutes outlaws radar. Radar was recently tested in .the Okla- homa Supreme Court and was found to be valid evidence, he said. No high court test :has-been made in Texas, he said. --The- it Zeissel said.- The cost :of in- stallation. is_ minor, heVaddediV- Asked how the Tatjiujr device works, Zeissel said -it cocsfits'.. of three units: (1) a, transmifter-rE- ceiver; (2) a radar 'speed-ineter; and (3) a radar graph'recorder. The radar beam is aimed at the highway. The beam reflects oil an auto and the returning "echo" ac- ivates the speed-meter, which is as easy to read as a standard auto speedometer. A patrolman can watch the speed 3uild up as an auto approaches :o a peak, say, of 60 miles per. hour the daytime speed limit "or autos in Texas. The radar beam picks up the auto when it is 150 to 200 feet or slightly fur- ther away from the radar device. The-radar graph recorder is a device which records on paper what the radar speed-meter shows. Zeissel pointed out that' the jjraph recorder can be used in iighway traffic courts. 'The graph records the time each auto passes and the speed of each auto. The ?raph can be used to determine he total number of vehicles which sass a given point in a minute, lour or some other length of time. Plans include mounting radar de- vices in State Patrol cars, Zeissel said. The policy will be to inform citizens in advance when radar vill be in operation in any area, lighways on which radar is De- ng used will be clearly marked, he said. The radar car need not neces- arily be parked in order to detect speeders, although the job is sim- plified when the radar car is parked, he said. If the radar car is moving, the patrolman can determine the rate of a motorist's speed by reading the rate shown on the radar speed- meter and taking the speed of the radar car into consideration, Zeis- sel said. RADAR SPEED CHECK Sgt. P. A. Zeissel, left, Austin, and Capt. Georce L. Moratan, Abilene, both of the Texas Highway Patrol, use radar to check the speed of the Mund car in background. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) A SL L i-i I.   

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