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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               WARM gfeflene porter rxtctatf "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE S KETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT LXXIII, NO. 314 Attoeiated Press (AP) Army Counsel Charges Deceit TIT rWASHINGTON Army today charged the McCarthy camp with resorting to trickery and injecting a doctored .photograph into Senate hearings on their roar- JnSrow- Sen. McCarthy denounced the accusation as "un- ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 27, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS truth. Joseph N. Welch, special counsel for the Armv, said a photograph introduced in the McCarthy-Army hearings yesterday had been "shamefully" cut down to indicate that secretary of the Army Stevens and G. David Schine were photographed alone instead SPRING OVER? Mercury Up As Governors Fight Dust By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temperatures were on the rise. Warm, drying winds raked Tex- as drought areas. More water flowed into burgeon- Ing Falcon Reservoir on the Rio Grande. And N drought-state governors worked toward solution of dust bowl problems. That was the situation Tuesday as spring waned and summer ap- proached. There was hope even more wa- ter was on its way to Falcon, prin- cipal source of Lower Rio Grande irrigation water. Falcon was about one-eighth full, containing acre feet of water against a.ca- pacity of acre feet. The river dumped seven-tenths of a foot of water into the reservoir in a 12-hour period Monday. Winds Rake Texas Drying southerly winds raked Texas from one border to another as ground fog developed at dawn. Temperatures were to approach summertime levels during the day with the dawn spread from 59 de- grees at Amarillo to 77 at Laredo. "Me'anwhile, officials of the Agri- culture Department in, Washington and the Civil Defense'Administra- tion there began consideration of drought-state governors' recom- mendations for emergency aid. The main recommendations were these: 1. That the government make available immediately 15 million dollars to the agriculture conserva- tion to combat dust and wind ero- sion problems. 2. That loan and credit facilities of the federal government be used to "give maximum benefits" on a long range basis to farmers and ranchers in the drought areas of the southwestern and cen- tral states. 3. That ranch owners and farm- ers in those areas be "encouraged and helped in the proper use of their land in the future so that it will minimize the dust and wind erosion in the disaster areas." Governors Suggested The suggestions were made to President Eisenhower by Govs. Thornton of Colorado, Shivers of Texas, Murray of Oklahoma, Arne of Kansas and Mechem of New Mexico following a meeting with officials of various federal agen- cies at the White House yesterday. The meeting was called by the President. Thornton, spokesman for the governors, emphasized to reporters the recommendations were strictly of an emergency nature. Further study must be given to the prob- lem of long-range drought control, he said, and the long range plan may be taken up during the pres- ent conference of governors in Washington. of in a group. Welch produced a blown-up pic- ture which showed Stevens and Sehine in 'a group standing before an airplane. The two photographs appeared to be the same with the exception that in the picture offered yester- day other members of the group were removed, leaving only Schine and the secretary standing to- gether. Roy Cohn, counsel to McCarthy, was called to the witness chair and acknowledged he had supplied the photograph to Ray H. Jenkins, spe- cial counsel to the Senate Investi- gations subcommittee. But Cohn said he did not. know the picture had been "cropped" or edited, and argued that it was irrelevant any- way. Jenkins Takes Stand Climaxing the forenoon session, Jenkins had himself put under oath and took the witness chair. Jenkins related that Cohn had talked with him about the picture. But he testified he could not say positively whether Cohn, in tell- ing him of the picture, indicated it showed the two alone. Jenkins added he couldn't say whether he got that impression from Cohn, or from the picture when it was given to him. Jenkins said he was certain Cohn never told him anything "about the photograph being al- tered, changed, edited, or other- wise." T accepted Jt at face Jenkins said. In reply to a question by Sen. McClellan Jenkins said he was under the impression when he cross-examined Stevens yester- day that the photograph was of Stevens and Schine alone. Jenkins put the cropped picture in evidence yesterday after Stev- ens had testified, in reply to ques- tions, that to the best of his rec- ollection he had never been photo- graphed alone with Schine. 'Not Speaking Truth' McCarthy, examining the two pictures, said "I can see no doctor- ing except that "a Col. Bradley was not shown" in the picture the McCarthy camp had placed in evidence yesterday. "Mr. Welch was not speaking the McCarthy said. Ray H. Jenkins, special counsel to the subcommittee, said the photograph had been represented :o him by "one of the parties to :he dispute, an adverse party to Stevens" as being "a genuine, au- hentic photograph." Jenkins had introduced the orig- inal picture yesterday while ques- tioning Stevens as to how close his own relations with Schine had been. There was no word to him, Jenkins said, that it had been "cut or altered." He added he had pre- sented it in "good faith." Photographer Called Welch said Jenkins had been ''imposed upon." Welch announced "the official photographer" who took the picture [or the Army at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, is being called :o Washington to tell which of the two pictures is "the original." Welch's statement set off an up- roar. IN THE MIDDLE Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) is the man in the middle as two of his aides, Roy and Don Surine, talk in whispers during a session of the McCarthy-Army hearing. PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc SWISS MISS EYES CELEBRITY A tiny Swiss girl turns to look at John Foster Dulles, U.S. Secretary of State, as the diplomat takes a stroll along a sunny thoroughfare in Geneva, Switzerland. Dulles is there for the Geneva Conference. Abilenians Face New VA Charges Additional federal indictments have been returned against at least three Abilenians previously charged with fraud in connection with Veterans Administration hous- ing loans. They are Helen McMurry of 2242 Vine St., Raymond Thomason Sr., 1626 Belmont Blvd., and his son, Monty Don Thomason, 2201 Mean- der St. All three ,had been, named' in indictments returned by a U; -S. grand jury in Dallas in February. The new indictments were returned last week in Fort Worth. The new charges against them' are similar to the first air leging that they made fraudulent statements to the- government in getting veterans to obtain VA hous- ing loans and then sell the loans immediately to persons who were not legally eligible to obtain them. Raymond Thomason, Sr., is nam- ed in three of the indictments, one of which includes 15 counts. There are 19 counts against him, making a total of 67. He was in- cluded in 48 counts in the first group of true bills. Monty Thomason is also includ- ed in the 15-count bill, plus two Mrs. Ed Kent Dies at Home Here Mrs. Ed Kent, 57, of 2243 South 10th St., died shortly after mid- night Monday at her home. She was born Aug. 13, 1896, at Cameron. She had lived in Abi- lene for the past 45 years. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Laughter-North Me- morial Chapel. Dr. Willis P. Ger- lart, pastor of the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, will officiate. Burial will be in Odd- fellows Cemetery. Survivors are her husband; her mother, Mrs. W. P. Bounds of 1840 South Eighth St.: four broth- ers, Rex Bounds and Dick Bounds, both of El Paso, B. B. Bounds of Alpine and Hwry Bounds of 1840 South Eighth St.; two sisters, Mrs. T. G. Cahill of Haskell and Mrs. 0. C. Murphey of 1173 Santos St.; and a number of nieces and ne- phews. Dock Strike Ends STOCKHOLM, Sweden. of Sweden's longshoremen were back at work today after the big- gest dock strike in the nation's history, a wildcat wa'kout in 16 harbors which started last week. THE WEATHER D.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Cloudy II, partly cloudy and continued warm Tues- day, and Wednesday; high both days In upper 80s. Low Tuesday night 65; possi- bility of light, scattered showers Tuesday. NORTH CENTRAL AJ.T) WEST Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon. tonight and Wednesday. No important changes. TEMPERATURES Mon. P.M. Tuei. A.M. 72 70 70 69 Sunset last night p.m. Sunrise to- day a.m. Sunset tonight p.m. Maximum temperature for the 24 hours ended at a.m.: 87. Minimum temperature lor the 24 boon ended At a.m.: 68. Barometer reading at p.m. 21.04. Relative numMity at p.m. i others, making 17 counts against him. Eight counts against Monty in the previous indictments make a total of 25 against him. Helen McMurry faces an addi- tional three counts which, together with the first ones, make a total of 10 counts against her. Mrs. McMurry posted bonds to- taling before U. S. Commis- sioner Gladys Walls Tuesday morn- ing. David Scarborough, attorney for the Thomasons, said both the father and son had been informed of the new indictments and would post! bond at p.m. Tuesday. ROTCGrads To Go on Duty All qualified spring and summer ROTC graduates will be commis- sioned and assigned to active duty within a year, unless they have had prior military service. This was revealed Tuesday in letter to Lt. Col. Howard P. Rice, commandant of the Hardin- Simmons University ROTC. This was the first definite an- nouncement that this year's ROTC graduates would be commissioned. Last year the Army had indicated some of its ROTC graduates might not be sent on active duty be- cause of the reduction in military strength.. Under the plan announced this week, men commissioned this year will be called to active duty some- time during the 12-month. period peginning July 1, 1954. However, :hose who have had previous serv- ice will not be called to active duty but will be assigned to the reserve system. Four Hardin-Simmons students will receive commissions this year. George Crook of Clyde and Don- ald Payne of Abilene will be com- missioned as second lieutenants in May. George Truett Rogers of Abi- lene will receive his bars after he attends a summer camp. Harold Klingman of El Paso wiU be com- missioned at the end of the sum- mer term. Their first duty stations will be to attend schools in their basic service branch. Plans for next year's graduates will be-determined after the Army's ultimate strength is de- termined by Congress, Col. Rice Red Korea Asks Nationwide Vote Senate Vetoes Bill to Extend Rigid Supports WASHINGTON Ifl-The Senate defeated today an effort to extend rigid government farm price sup- ports on major crops for a year through 1955. By a 4WO vote, it scuttled an amendment to a special wool bill offered by Sen. Ellender (D-La) and a group of other farm state lawmakers. The vote was a victory for the flexible and lower price support plan urged by President Eisenhow- er and Secretary of Agriculture Benson although not a direct test on the issue- Final Vote Soon The Senate is considering a bill to aid domestic wool growers. A debate limitation is in effect and this is expected to lead 'to a final vote late today or tomorrow. Amendments have been offered as riders to the wool bill covering many of the principal fights over farm policy for 1954. The most important amendment, defeated on the first ballot, would extend for two years the mandatory supports at 90 per cent of parity on basic commodities- wheat, cotton, corn, rice, tobacco and peanuts. It is sponsored by Sen. Ellender (D-La) and five oth- er senators. Parity is a standard for measuring farm prices said by law to be fair to farmers'in terms of prices they must pay for things they buy. Extended Repeatedly The 90 per cent supports for bas- ic crops have been in effect a dozen years. They were put on in World War n to stimulate food and fiber production. Congress has extended them repeatedly. Senate Republican leaders pre- dicted confidently they could de- feat this amendment. Some of its sponsors privately conceded they were not too hopeful. The principal device to.aid wool growers in the pending bill is a direct production payment, the same thing proposed for perish- ables in the Brannan Plan offered by the former Democratic secre- tary of agriculture, Charles F. Brannan. AN OVERSIGHT Warden, Heed His Plight- Bike Not Built for Flight MIDLOTHIAN Constable Perry Aday here saw a strange youngster furiously pedaling a bike through town, questions arose. Constable Aday knows all the Midlothian teen-agers. Sure enough Jack Rainsberger, 18, didn't live here. He walked away Saturday from the federal reformatory at Seagoville, holed up for a day in Dallas, and then stole a bike for his getaway. Asked Deputy Sheriff J. W. Wiseman: "Why a bike? Why not a "Can't said Rainsberger, who had pedaled 25 hard miles. "Lord, if I only could." Monsoon Rains Hit HANOI, Indochina, W The long-awaited big seasonal monsoon rains hit Dien Bien Phu and all of north Indochina today as French and Vietminh artillery kept up their violent duels across the bat- tered ramparts of the besieged fortress. In its usual brief morning com- munique, the French high com- mand described the situation at Dien Bien Phu as "unchanged" and said (here had been no im- portant land fighting in the past Since the rebel artillery attack stepped up Sunday, the French hare believed a third all-oat Viet- minh infantry assault on the shrunken fortress defenses might come at any tune. Rains Aid French iMany, observers expect the mon- soons to Tiamper or halt Vietminh operations and seriously slow transport of the rebels' war sup- plies from Red China. The French hope this will force their enemy to taper off his efforts to overrun Dien Bien Phu's battered and out- numbered defenders. But the advent of the big rains, accompanied by violent lightning and thunderstorms, also retarded the French counterattack. Little seas of mud oozed from the one- time dust bowl's red earth, slowing Court Asked to Kill Suit Against Judge AUSTIN Court of Crim- inal Appeals was asked today to throw out a suit attacking Dist. Judge A. S. Broadfoot's order dis- solving the Duval County grand jury panel. Members of a grand jury com- mission discharged by the 79th district court judge who succeeded ousted Judge C. Woodrow Laughlin had asked the appeals court to set aside Broadfoot's order. The latest move today was filed in behalf of Judge Broadfoot by attorney Atwood McDonald, Fort Worth. He submitted written arguments supporting a claim that the grand jury commissioners had no ity to sue, and that the court of criminal appeals had no jurisdic- tion in the case. The court tomorrow will hear oral arguments in the original suit by the grand jury commissioners against Judge Broadfoot, and Broadfoot's answer End motion to dismiss. NATIONAL PROGRAM Church of Christ TV Starts Sunday Television broadcasts of a new national Herald of Truth religious program will begin Sunday. John F. Reese, elder of the Highland Church of Christ of Abi- lene, said the 30-minute programs will be broadcast weekly. The producer is Du Mont Television Network. A number of rival networks also will carry the programs, he said. Abilene was the setting for a por- tion of the show. The original goal was to have the show carried by 62 TV stations. However, Highland elders said Tuesday they will be happy if the show is carried by one third of the original "target group." When the show is carried on 62 stations, the program will be avail- able to 82.69 per cent of the TV homes, elders said. Featured speakers of the show are two Abilene Christian College graduates. "They are James W. Nichols, 26, and James D. Wine- ford, 38, both evangelists. The Herald of Truth previously was developed as a radio network show. It currently is heard on 300 stations. On Feb. the radio show was carried by only 85 sta- tions. The radio programs will con- tinue. McDonald's brief contended that the Court of Criminal Appeals had no statutory or constitutional au- thority to hear matters involving Judge Broadfoot. "This court has no jurisdiction to supervise, direct, or control a trial court in the exercise of its discretionary the brief said. Further, it said, the Court of Criminal Appeals has no juris- diction in civU matters. The action attacking Judge Broadfoot's order was brought in the Court of Criminal Appeals here by J. A. Tobin, Tyson Summy and Jose Angel Heras, members of the jury commission discharged by Broadfoot. Broadfoot had declared they did not use due care and diligence in selecting fair and impartial grand and petit jurors in the turbulent affairs of Duval County. Broadfoot was called from re- tirement .to take over the 79th Dis- trict court when Judge Laughlin was ousted by the State Supreme Court. Laughlii had been elected with the backing of political boss George Parr of Duval County. The affairs of Parr and conduct of government in the area have been under state and federal scru- tiny. McDonald's brief argued that Tobin and the others had filed a suit attacking their discharge in 79th District court, that the suit was now pending and Judge Broad- foot has not refused to consider it "in due order and time." Scattered Showers 'Possible' Here The possibility of light, scattered showers falling in the Abilene vi- cinity Tuesday afternoon was voic- ed by the U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport. Weather, radar at the airport in- dicated light shower activity to the west and'southwest of Abi- on Tuesday, the weatherman said. the French tanks and armored vehicles. The heavy clouds and sheets of rain forced the French war planes :o taper off their heavy attacks on lie rebel legions tightly circling lie northwest bastion and the lines of trucks and coolies bringing them food and munitions. Only yester- day U.S.-supplied Corsair fighter- bombers had swelled the'French piloted air force for the first time for a record day of raids on the Vietminh. Transports SHU Fly Despite the weather, F-rench transport., planes kept up their drops.of men, war material and food Into the beleaguered fortress Motor Stolen At Phantom Theft of an outboard motor val- ued at was the biggest crime reported to city police in the past 24 hours. R. J. Jones said the motor was stolen at his home, north of the Lake Fort Phantom Hill fishing village. He described it as a Mer- cury Super 10. The theft occurred Monday night. A 16-year-old Abilene boy was :urned over to juvenile authorities Monday afternoon for investigation of thefts. He was caught after ex- changing at Leonard's Department Store, North Eighth and Hickory Sts., two bathing suits which he allegedly didn't buy. The youth also was accused of stealing a brass object from Lu- cille Shop. Four Oldsmobile hub caps were stolen Monday night off an auto- mobile at Western Chevrolet Co. used car'lot, North 18th St. and Treadaway Blvd. A cutting torch belonging to C. B. Dates, building contractor, was stolen during the week end from :he iTress Building job. RheeAide Also Urges Unification GENEVA IB-North Korea pro- posed here today that Korea be unified by an election to be con- ducted along lines the West has rejected in the past. Nam II, foreign minister of the Communist regime in North Korea, laid the proposal before the 19-na- tion Geneva conference. The session was closed to the press and details of the plan were not announced immediately. But it was understood the proposed elec- tion would be conducted similarly to that which Moscow proposed for Germany at the Berlin confer- ence last February. The German election plan was rejected by the Western Big Three on the ground it stacked the cards in favor of the Communists. Nam II addressed the conference after his counterpart in South Korea, Pyun Yung Tai, appealed for reunification of the war-rav- aged nation. Pyun called for free elections. The addresses of the Korean ad- versaries came amid two develop- ments affecting the other Asian hot spot, Indochina: U.S. Wants Guarantee 1. Soviet Russia and France opened discussions on Indochina here amid reports the solidarity of the Western Big Three was weakening over cease-fire terms in that country The United States was reported to oppose any cease- fire not backed by certain unspeci- fied guarantees Britain was be- lieved ready to back France in seeking an immediate 2 Prime Minister Churchill an- nounced Britain does noMntend to take any military actiohrin Indo- china pending the outcome of the conference here. The British House of Commons cheered as Churchill reported "we have not entered into any new military or political cqm- mitmente" j Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov drove in- a bulletproof limousine to the lakeside villa of France's Georges Bidault-for talks on which nations will be invited jere for discussions on Indochina. They had a 40-minute discussion. Then Mofotov drove back to his villa. There was no clue at once on the results of the get-together. Still Informal The Indochina talks were as yet in the informal, small-group stage. The 19-nation Far Eastern confer- ence agreed at its opening session yesterday to take up general de- bate on Korea first, starting at the session this afternoon. The Molotov-Bidault talks were the first contact of the Western Big Three with Russia on Indo- china. The 19-nation conference is scheduled to take up that war after its discussions on Korea. Bidault arranged to see the So- viet foreign minister after the Rus- sian failed to show up yesterday for an informal talk on Indochina. Teen-Age Baseball Set at Fair Park Teen-age baseball playing field will be placed in Fair Park. City Park and Public Recrea- ion Board voted Tuesday morning to do so. Originally, it had planned to'lo- cate the field in Will Hair Park. To make room for this activity lie board decided to move one soft- ball field from Fair Park to Will Hah- Park. A delegation of about a dozen adults interested in teen-age base- ball attended the meeting. Work will probably start immed- iately to move the Softball field, Park Supt. Scott Fixes said. The teen-age baseball field; will be in the southeast corner of Fair Park. Mrs. Guy Caldwell was elected Tuesday to be president of the board for the coming year. She will take office at the next regular meeting, the second Tuesday in May. She succeeded 0. P. Beebe, who was elected vice president for the coming year. Dub Wooten was elected secre- tary. Art Hawkins made the request Tuesday morning that the teen- age baseball tidd it MRS. GUT CALDWEtL Park urtiMtrt Fair Park. Harless Wade, president of the Teen-Age Baseball previously withdrawn the league's request for a playing fieM, un- less it could be located in Fair Park. Wade said he didnt thiik a big enough spucr.wai avaOtUt ia ffflt W?   

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