Abilene Reporter News, May 1, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

May 01, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas Partly Cloudy Possible Showers !-\3¿ mime Reporter -licitó EVENING 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 318 Associated Press (AP) AROUND these united states ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 1, 1954 —EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Crime Doesn't Pay—Even When Relatives, Rich Are Involved TORONTO, Ont. (0—A Canadian heir to a 24 million dollar fortune faced charges today he aided in * $41 holdup. Handsome, 21 - year - old John Leonard Smallman was booked by police yesterday and released on $1,000 bail. Smallman denied the charges he was an accomplice in the beating and robbery last December of Lawrence T. Nash. The police said they had been looking for Smallman some time but he had been absent from his swank North Toronto apartment. Two other men still are being «ought. Smallman gets $850 income monthly from his estate and his work as a jewelry salesman. He was due soon to receive $150,000 a year interest on the fortune left to him by a great aunt seven years ago. Earlier this week his wife gave birth to their first child. Brother-in-Law SALEM, Mass. (0—A gunman’s loose mask during an attempted holdup led yesterday to the arrest of four men on charges of attempted robbery. Police said Mrs. Josephine Rus sell, a bookkeeper at Surrett Battery Co., told them the mask of one of the gunmen slipped and she recognized* the man as her brother-in-law. As a result of her information, police arrested Gifford Russell, 20, of Marblehead. Harry Bennett, 19, his brother, Irwin, 20, and William G. White, all of Nahant, later were arrested. Mrs. Russell said the holdup was foiled when other employes entered the office. A $2,000 payroll had been distributed a few hours earlier. Termites Thwarted LOS ANGELES <0—A listening device so sensitive it detects a termite’s footfall, the crunch of food in its jaws and the tom-tom-like sounds it uses to communicate, promises to make the pest exterminator’s job easier. The instrument consists of a tiny microphone, a hip pocket power unit and earphones compact enough so termite detectives can work in the smallest nooks and crannices. It is hoped the microphone, developed by the UCLA Department of Entomology, will render obsolete the present ‘‘bore and chisel” method of termite detection. Mom's Turn May Day— U. S. Way BURLINGTON, Wis. 10 - This «outhern Wisconsin city—normal population 4,700—today welcomed thousands of visitors for a close look at an American-style May Day. The theme for the day-long program on “May Day-U. S. Way” was Americanism—reminding citizens of “their greatest asset— citizenship in this great country.” And the theme behind that theme was retorting to communism which traditionally is glorified on every first day of May. Officials of “May Day-U. S. Way” expected Burlington to be jammed with 25,000 people, which would be the largest crowd in this city’s history. Heading the list of visitors was the full slate of Wisconsin’s 12 elected spokesmen in Washington. Republican Senators Wiley and McCarthy filled main speaking roles. Red Jets Scream MOSCOW (0—-The Soviet air force stole the show today in the giant May Day parade with the first public display of a huge swept-wing jet bomber and 175 new jet fighters which made Westerners’ eyes pop. The planes screamed over Red Square as Premier Georgi Malenkov and other Soviet leaders watched. Western observers said the bomber and the fighters were of a new type. The huge bomber was sized up by observers as being capable of carrying any weapon which has yet been produced. NYC Celebrates NEW YORK (0 — It's Loyalty Day today in New York’s five boroughs, with left-wing May Day celebrants confined to an early evening demonstration. Here’s the major lineup announced by patriotic organizations: A five-hour parade down Fifth Avenue with some 250.000 marchers; another 60,000 marchers in Brooklyn; and a 10-hour patriotic rally in “Union Square, USA.” For the second successive year, the leftist parade down Eighth Avenue will be prohibited. The left-wingers once considered Union Square their focal point for May Day rallies. They’ll get to use it this year only from 5:30 to 7 p.m. EST — after the loyalty day observance there is over. And extra police will be on hand to cope with possible trouble. Dulles, Molotov in Secret Session Over Atomic Plan OKLAHOMA CITY OP - Mrs. Johnston Murray has filed as a Democratic candidate for nomination for governor in an unprecedented move to succeed her husband as Oklahoma’s chief executive. He cannot succeed himself. No woman has ever been governor of Oklahoma and no wife of a governor has ever sought office. Sixteen Democrats will oppose Mrs. Murray in the July 7 primary election. Headache Healer LINCOLN, Neb. 10—Campus Policeman C. M. Lane had a headache. So he made an unscheduled trip to the Agricultural College campus service building for some aspirin. There he found the building on fire. His quick call gave firemen a fast start against the blaze and damage was held to a minimum. Lane didn’t get the aspirin. He said he didn’t ned it because the excitement of the fire cured his headache. Stripper Protests MEMPHIS, Tenn. OP—A judge ruled that pretty Mrs. Shirley Ann Stough, 17, strip-teased herself out of any legal right to sue for damages when she peeled before a fashionable stag party. Circuit Court Judge Harry Adams yesterday, threw out of court the $25,000 damage suit filed by Mrs. Stough and her 21-year-old husband, Eugene, against the Sphinx Secret Society. Mrs. Stough charged the Sphinx, a cotton carnival organization, violated an agreement that the stag party would be limited to members of the society. Instead, she said, it turned into a public affair. The young mother was arrested at the party, held in downtown Hotel Gayoso last April 6, and forfeited $102 bond on charges of indecent conduct and “suspicious person.” Her husband, a grocery store clerk, was arrested when he went to the station to try to get his wife out of jail. He also forfeited $102, charged with aiding and abetting the strip-tease and “suspicious person.” Demos Say Congress Won't Okay GIs' Use THE WEATHER GENEVA (0 — U. S. Secretary of State Dulles and Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov went into a private huddle today to carry on their talks on President Eisenhower’s plan for an international atomic energy pool. It was the second meeting between the two top East-West diplomats since they came here for last Monday’s opening of the conference on Far Eastern questions. The meeting today was held in strictest secrecy. Molotov had indicated early this week he was ready to deliver Russia’s reply to •uper-secret “concrete” proposals made by the United States March 19. These talks between the Americans and Russians have been going on behind the tightest cloak of secrecy since Eisenhower pro- Service Station Tapped in Burglary The Wilson & Wilson Service Station, 1189 Butternut St. was burglarized some time between closing time Friday and 7:15 a. m. Saturday. An undetermined amount of money and cigarets were obtained, City Police Det. Warren Dodson reported. The burglary was reported at 7:15 a. m. Saturday by Earl Caraway, operator. Entrance was by a rear east window into the rear storage by breaking a window pane. The cigarel machine was tampered with and some money missing. Dodson and Identification Officer Grover Chronister, who also investigated, said a check had not been made on the loss late Saturday morning.    ^ posed an international pool of atomic energy raw materials and know-how for peaceful uses in his address to the U. N. General Assembly last Dec. 8. There is nothing that would prevent Dulles and Molotov from going over other problems, including the currently bogged-down discussions on Korea and the projected talks on Indochina here at Geneva. Dulles has a full weekend schedule before he leaves Monday to return to Washington. This includes a meeting with Undersecretary of State Walter Bedell Smith, who is arriving today to head the U. S. mission at Geneva after Dulles departs. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF C OMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY — Partly cloudy with a chance for showers late this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. High today 804)5: low tonight 60: high Sunday 75-80. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Mostly cloudy through Sunday. Showers and local thunderstorms late this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Warmer In north portion this afternoon. Cooler in northwest portion tonight. WEST TEXAS — Partly cloudy to cloudy through Sunday. Locally severe thunderstorms In east portion of Panhandle and northeast portion of South Plains late this afternoon and early tonight. Showers and local thunderstorms in remainder of Panhandle and South Plains and east of Pecos Valley this afternoon and early tonight. Sunday partly cloudy. Warmer in Panhandle this afternoon. Cooler in Panhandle and South Plains tonight. Lowest near freezing in upper Panhandle tonight. EAST TEXAS — Mostly cloudy, scattered thundershowers this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Local thunderstorms in north portion Sunday. No decided temperature changes. Fresh to locally strong southerly winds on the coast. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Partly cloudy to cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday with widely scattered thundershowers. No decided temperature changes. Fresh to locally strong southerly winds on the coast. TEMPERATURES Fri. P.M. 66 .. 67 69 69 70 69 67 65 64 63    .... 64    ... 64    ... 1:30 2:30 3::«) 4:30 5:3« 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 Sat. A M. .....63  66 .....67 .....67 .....67 .....67 .....69 -----70  75 High yesterday 70: low 55. Sunset last night 7:19; sunrise Saturday 5:52: sunset tonight, 7:20. Barometer reading at 9:30 a.m. today, 27.88. Relative humidity at *:S0 a.m. 77 per cent. More Storms Likely; Fog Halls Planes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More stormy weather apparently was in the offing for Texas Saturday as drizzling rain added to the weather picture and combined with heavy fog to snarl air traffic. The drizzles extended from Dal-hart in the Panhandle to Beaumont, Houston and Palacios on the Gulf Coast. Only the El Paso area was clear. Texas, meanwhile, was cleaning up from twisters, tornadoes and heavy winds that raked the state Friday in the fourth day of violent spring weather. One death was attributed to the weather and some 40 persons were injured. Property damage probably would reach into the millions, $500,000 in wind-stricken Dallas alone. Air Traffic Hit The U.S. Weather Bureau reported a zero ceiling and one-quarter mile visibility at Fort Worth's Meachem Field at dawn. Love Field at Dallas, at the same time, reported a 100-foot ceiling with 14-mile visibility. Planes were grounded at both airports. At the same time, flying was hampered at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Field, where visibility was one mile and the ceiling was a scant 200 feet. Houston reported an 800-foot ceiling and eight-mile visibility. The Weather Bureau said a layer of warm air over incoming cool air caused the inclement conditions. Forecasts called for local thunderstorms and colder weather Saturday night or Sunday in West Texas, and in North Central, eastern, and South Central portions of the state Sunday. Storms Rip Six Stales LITTLE ROCK, Ark. I,0-Tornadoes and vicious winds lashing six states in the Southwest and Midwest left one person dead, at least 56 injured and caused damages estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Texas suffered the most damage —39 injured in 23 towns and communities. Other states hit yesterday included Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Iowa. Mrs. Doot Sowell, 73-year-old Negro of Many, La., was the only fatality reported. Her body was found draped around a fence post. Six persons in the Sowell home were injured. Eleven separate but small tornadoes struck in eastern Iowa. More Showers Due During Week End Abilene has a chance to get showers late this afternoon, tonight and Sunday, the Weather Bureau reported Saturday morning. No disturbance has developed over the Abilene area. Relative humidity was still high, at 77 per cent. BANQUET HEADLINERS — Homer Leonard, center, chats with the incoming and outgoing presidents of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce at the annual banquet Friday night. Left to right are Cleburne Huston, hardware merchant who is the new president; Leonard, and Wayne Cooper, retiring president. Leonard was principal speaker. An Austin attorney, he is general counsel of the Texas Breweries Institute. See story on Page 8. (Staff photo by David Barros) Mundt Favors Move to Cut McCarthy Hearing Short WASHINGTON (0 - Sen. Mundt (R-SD) says an attempt may soon come to shorten the public probe of the flaming dispute between Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and his aides and top military officials, Mundt, chairman of the Senate Investigations subcommittee during the television inquiry, said last night the hour may shortly be at hand for efforts to narrow the issues that have now been pitted before the senators in seven days of under-oath hearings without signs of let-up. Secretary of the Army Stevens, who first took the witness stand the opening day, April 22, was still there when the group recessed for the weekend yesterday, although several others have testified for briefer interludes. Stevens was listed for another appearance Monday. As the hearings closed yesterday, Ray H. Jenkins, special subcommittee counsel, drew from Stevens an acknowledgment that when the Army secretary was thinking of relieving Maj. Gen. Kirke B. Lawton from command at Ft. Monmouth, N. J., he so informed McCarthy “to find out how Sen. McCarthy felt about it.” Ft. Monmouth, a radar research center, was then a target in McCarthy’s hunt for alleged espionage. Stevens, under stiff questioning, said that McCarthy wanted Lawton continued in command because the general was “cooperating fully” with McCarthy’s investigation, and that in fact Lawton was left in command at Ft. Monmouth and still is. But the secretary said he was “not afraid” of a McCarthy repri- ARTERIES JOINED FOR OPERATION Three Children Borrow Dads' Hearts MINNEAPOLIS 10 — Hearts of human donors are being used successfully at University of Minnesota to provide the life blood for patients whose own hearts are idled during surgery. The circulatory systems of the patient and a healthy donor are coupled while surgery is performed on the former, with both under anesthesia. Three successful operations have been performed here through use of the new technique, developed after operational experiments on 70 dogs. Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, chief of the team which perfected the new method, said it opens the way for heart repairs never before accomplished and probably would permit many children, doomed to invalidism or early death because of deformed hearts, to liv« normal lives. In the three successful operations, surgeons corrected interventricular septal defects—holes in the inner walls of hearts—that prevented proper blood circulation. Because of the limited time available, due to the necessity of keeping the blood coursing through malformed hearts, previous operations to close such holes have been impossible, Dr. Lillehei said. Under the new method, circulatory systems of the patient and donor are linked by means of plastic tubes. A small pump, like those used in creameries and breweries, is employed to accelerate blood through both persons. Lungs of the patient are collapsed while those of the donor carry on the work of blood purification for duration of the operation. Dr. Lillehei said the first such operation, “performed after considerable soul-searching on my part,” was done March 26 on 13-month-old Gregory Glidden, Hib-bing, Minn. The child’s father, Lyman, served as donor. While his father’s blood coursed through the son’s body, surgeons worked 174 minutes on Gregory’s open heart. The surgery was successful but the child later contracted pneumonia and died. Dr. Lillehei said the idea of coupling circulatory systems of dogs so that heart surgery could be undertaken first was advanced by Dr. Morley Cohen, a life insurance fellow at University of Minnesota from W’innipeg, Man. The joining of arteries and veins of two dogs for surgery proved successful. A second operation on a human came April 20 when 3-year-old Bradley Mehrman, St. Louis Park, Minn., had his heart worked on 274 minutes while his father. Jack, served as donor. Pamela Schmidt, 5, Minneapolis, born with a gaping hole in the wall separating her heart's pumping chambers, was the third pa tient. She had been living in an oxygen tent 10 months recently. Undersized because of that condition. Pamela eight days ago was linked with the circulatory system of her father, Ronald, for an operation. Yesterday she was wheeled into the auditorium of the university’s heart hospital as a smiling sample for newsmen and photographers of what the new technique can accomplish. Working with Drs. Cohen and Lillehei were Drs. Herbert E. WTar-den and Richard L. Varco, sal if Lawton was removed, that he gave McCarthy the information on Lawton as part of his own policy of cooperating with the Senate probe, and that he decided to retain Lawton strictly “on the merits” of his case. Stevens has charged McCarthy and his associates with seeking favored Army treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a former McCarthy committee non-salaried consultant. McCarthy has accused Stevens and his aides of attempting to stop his investigation of alleged Communists at Ft. Monmouth’s radar center. Both sides have denied the others’ charges. Mundt said the inquiry group Key Solons Oppose Move To Indochina WASHINGTON 00-Three Democratic senators said today Congress is in no mood to approve involvement of U. S. fighting units in the Indochina war. A Republican, Sen. Flanders (Vt), agreed that the thought of direct American intervention is unpopular in Congress. But he said the United States and the United Nations may be forced to take direct action, if the Communists threaten to overrun Indochina. Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) took note of President Eisenhower’s news conference statement Thursday that this country will not get into a war except through the constitutional process, involving a declaration of war by Congress. “If the President waits for Congress to give him the go-ahead on sending U. S. troops to Indochina,” Johnson said, “he will wait for a long, long time. There is no sentiment in the Senate for intervention in Indochina.” Sen. Monroney (D-Okla) said in a separate interview that “no case has been made as yet for the . . . use of American troops” in Indochina and he added: “There is little likelihood that Congress would give such authority now.” Sen. Holland (D-Fla) said he would have to know much more “about the immediacy of the situation (in Indochina) before I’d consent to sending our combat troops there.” In taking his somewhat ditterent position Sen. Flanders said: I “We can’t pass off all our dan-; gers and troubles to our children and grandchildren. We must face discussed in a closed session yesterday the possibility that opposing counsel could get together to nar- them. ‘ row some of the issues in dispute. j Flanders is a member of tha Asked about the possibility of j^nale Anncc* *ces Commit- some compromise, McCarthy said Earlier in the week, the House before he left for weekend speak- defeated 214-37 a proposal by Rep. ing engagements in Wisconsin that Coudert (R-NY) aimed at barring “off hand, I wouldn’t know of any use of American combat forces in way it could be done.” Army coun- Indochina without prior congres- sel was unavailable for comment. McCarthy was also asked about reports that he might try to end the inquiry by claiming that the Arm:    had    failed to prove its cha * - nd then walking out. “1 will be with the committee until me investigation ends,” he declared. sional assent. FILING DEADLINE MONDAY Telethon Senatorial Opens Fight By CLAYTON HICKERSON Associated Press Staff May Day arrived in Texas with a race for the Democratic nomination for governor* guaranteed and a rash of political announcements expected on Saturday and Monday. Democrats who have talked like candidates foi months and Republicans who have threatened opposition for top state offices must prove they are not just noisemak-ers before midnight Monday. But in a week that saw one major candidate, Ralph Yarborough of Austin, announce for governor, the most significant development perhaps was the advent in Texas of a new device for gathering votes. Texas, where the hill-billy band and the helicopter came to full flower as political gimmicks, saw! the first major use of radio-television “talkathon.” Barbecue Going? Whether the marathon, question-and-answer talkfest could replace the ice cream supper, the old-fashioned box supper and the political barbecue remained to be seen. But Dudley Dougherty, the Bee-ville rancher • oilman - legislator, who put on the marathon, 26-hour run on tee-vee and radio stations, says: “This is the only way I can reach voters. I have no big organization and no political machine.” Dougherty, an opponent of Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson in the Democratic primary, said he thought the talkathon was “dramatic.” After he closed his stint on Houston area stations Friday, Dougherty also said he thought the talkathon was an “economical and effective" method for an unknown candidate to reach the voters. More Coming Up He promptly scheduled a full week of such appearances and veteran Texas political observers remembered the campaign of 1938 when a political unknown named W. Lee O’Daniel skyrocketed to the governor’s mansion with a then new campaign device. O’Daniel used a fiddle band, hillbilly singers dressed in western attire, and widespread use of the radio to beat 12 opponents without a runoff. For four years he was unbeatable in Texas. Can Dougherty, with the talkathon device, duplicate in a fashion O’Daniel’s feat? That, too, mained to be seen. re- Veteran Watchman For Auto Firm Dies William A. Miller, 82, a night watchman, died at 6 a.m. Saturday at 1189 South Gecond St. The address is the location of Franklin Motor Co. Mr. Miller had served as watchman for the firm for 34 years. He lived in the building. Mr. Miller was born Oct. 11, 1871. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Laughter-North Funeral Home Chapel. E. R. Harper, minister of the Highland Church of Christ, is to officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Miller died several years ago. There are no known survivors. ACC Plays Host To High Schoolers More than 100 high school students spent Friday night in Abilene Christian College dormitories. They were the beginning of « crowd of about 1,500 students attending ACC’s annual High School day. Greek Quakes Shatter Homes ATHENS, Greece Uf)—Greek officials reported today the earthquakes which struck Central Greece yesterday and crumbled whole towns killed at least 20 persons and injured 130. More than 25,000 were made homeless. Earlier official reports had the death toll as high as 150. Light tremors continued throughout the day after the violent initial shock lasting 20 seconds. The Athens observatory reported 38 disturbances, three of them violent. King Paul and Crown Prince Constantine cut short an inspection oi army units in Thrace to fly to Volos in the Gulf of Pegasai. where the earthquake destroyed the town hall and split open a section of the quay. From Volo«, inspect the worst hit they will areas. The quake disaster was the worst since the shocks that devastated the Greek Ionian Islands last August, killing up to 1,000 persons and destroying the homes of 120,000. Yesterday’s stricken area stretched from the East Coast into the Pindus Mountains, where shattered villages could be reached only over donkey trails. Destruction appeared to center around Granitsa. 135 miles northwest oi Athens, with the towns of Sofad-hes, Far sal a, Karditsa and Domo-kos hardest hit. Thousands of person« slept in open fields—some because they had no home to return to and others because they were afraid to go back to the towns they bad fled. ;