Abilene Reporter News, May 1, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

May 01, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas Partly Cloudy Possible Showers EVENING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 318 Aaociaed Pren (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 1, 1954 PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c AROUND THESE UNITED STATES Crime Doesn't When Relatives, Rich Are Involved TORONTO, Ont. Canadian heir to a 2V. million dollar fortune faced charges today he aided in a holdup. Handsome, 21 year old John Leonard Smallman was booked by police yesterday and released on 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 N'orth Toronto apartment. Two other men still are being Smallman gets income monthly from his estate and his work as a jewelry salesman. He was due soon to receive 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, gunman's loose mask during an attempted holdup led yesterday to the arrest of four men on charges of attempt- ed robbery. Police said Mrs. Josephine Rus- sell, a bookkeeper at Surrett Bat-1 chisel" method of termite detec- tery Co., told them the mask ofjtkm. 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, Invin. 20, and William G. White, all of Nahanl, later were arrested. Mrs. Russell said the holdup was foiled when other employes en- tered the office. A payroll had been distributed a few hours earlier. Termites Thwarted LOS ANGELES 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 communi- cate, 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 ami crannices. It is hoped the micro- phone, developed by the UCLA De- partment of Entomology, will ren- der obsolete the present "bore and May U. S. Way BURLINGTON, Wis. UP) This southern Wisconsin population welcomed thousands of visitors for a close look at an American-style May Day. The theme for the day-long pro- gram on "May Day-U. S. Way" was cit- izens 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 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 Mc- Carthy filled main speaking' roles. Red Jets Scream MOSCOW Lfr-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 West- erners' eyes pop. The planes screamed over Red Square as Premier Georgi Malen- kov 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 W 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 an- nounced by patriotic organiza- tions: A five-hour parade down Fifth Avenue with some march- ers; another 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 to 7 p.m. EST after the loyalty day observance (here is over. And extra police will be on hand to cope with possible trouble. Dulles, Molotov in Secret Session Over Atomic Plan GENEVA W) 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 Eisen- hower's plan for an international atomic energy pool. It was the second meeting be- tween the two top East-West diplo- mats since they came here for last Monday's opening of the confer- ence on Far Eastern questions. The meeting today was held in itrictest secrecy. Molotov had in- dicated early this week he was ready to deliver Russia's reply to "concrete" proposals made by the United States March 19. These talks between the Ameri- cans and Russians have been go- ing 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 a. m. Saturday. An undetermined amount of money and cigarets were obtained, City Police Det. Warren Dodson reported. The burglary was reported at a. m. Saturday by Earl Car- away, operator. Entrance was by rear east window into the rear storage by breaking a window prae. The cigaret machine was tam- pered with and some money miss- Dodson and Identification Offi- cer Grover Chronister, who also investigated, uM check had not beta made on the lorn Satur- day moroinf. posed an international pool ol atomic energy raw materials and know-how for peaceful uses in his address to the 0. N. General As- sembly last Dec. 8. There is nothing that would pre- vent Dulles and Moiotov from go- ing over other problems, including the currently bogged-down discus- sions 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 in- cludes a meeting with Undersecre- tary of State Walter Bedell Smith, who is arriving today to head the U. S. mission at Geneva after Dulles departs. Mom's Turn OKLAHOMA CITY Mrs. Johnston Murray has filed as a Democratic candidate for nomina- tion for governor in an unprece- dented move to succeed her hus- band as Oklahoma's chief execu- tive. He cannot succeed himself. No woman has ever been governor of Oklahoma and no wife of a gover- nor has ever sought office. Sixteen Democrats will oppose Mrs. Murray in the July 7 pri- mary election. Headache Healer LINCOLN, Neb. Po- liceman C. M. Lane had a head- ache. So he made an unscheduled trip to the Agricultural College cam- pus service building for some as- pirin. There he found the build- ing 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. judge ruled that pretty Mrs. Shirley Ann Stough, 17, strip-teased herself out oi any legal right to sue for dam- ages when she peeled before a fashionable stag party. Circuit Court Judge Harry Adams yesterday, threw out of court the 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, vio- ated an agreement that the stag sarty would be limited to mem- bers 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 for- feited ?102 bond on charges of in- decent conduct and "suspicious person." Her husband, a grocer? store clerk, was arrested when he went to the station to try to get his wife out of jail. He also forfeited charged with aiding and abetting the strip-tease ani "suspicious person." THE WEATHER U-S. DEPABTHE-VT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy with a chance for shnwen iate this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. High today 80-85; low tonight 60; high Sunday 75-80. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Mostly cloudy through Sunday. Showers and local thunderstorms late this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Wanner in north portion this afternoon. Cooler in northwest portion to- night. '.VEST TEXAS Partly cloudy to cloudy through Sunday. Locally severe thunder- storms in east portion of Panhandle and northeast portion of South Plains late this afternoon and early tonight. Showers anfl local thunderstorms in remainder of Pan- handle and South Plains and east of Pe- co3 Valley this afternoon and early tonight. Sunday partly cloudy. Warmer In Panhan- dle this afternoon. Cooler in Panhandle and Sonth Plains tonight. Lowest near freezing in upper Panhandle tonight. EAST TEXAS Mostly cloudy, scatter- ed tnundershoffers 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 thunder- showers. No decided temperature changes. Fresh to locally strong southerly winds on the coast. TEMPERATURES FrI. P.M. Sat. A.M. 66 S3 fi7 65 69 67 69 67 70 67 6? 67 67 63 65 70 64 75 63 64 64 High yesterday 70; low 55. Sunset last flight sunrise Satarday sunset tonight, Barometer reading at a.m. today, 27.88. Relative humidity at a.m. 77 per cent. Demos Say Congress Won t Okay GIs Use More Storms Likely; Fog Halts Planes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More stormy weather apparent- ly was in the offing for Texas Sat- urday as drizzling rain added to the weather picture and combined with heavy fog to snarl air traffic. The drizzles extended from Dai- hart in the Panhandle to Beau- mont, 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 at- tributed to the weather and some 40 persons were injured. Property damage probably would reach into the millions, in wind- stricken Dallas alone. Air Traffic Hit The U.S. Weather Bureau report- ed a zero ceiling and one-quarter mile visibility at Fort Worth's Meachem Field at dawn. Love Field at Dallas, at the same tune, reported a 100-foot ceiling with mUe visibility. Planes were grounded at both airports. At the same time, flying was lampered 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 visi- bility. The Weather Bureau said a layer of warm air over incoming cool air caused the inclement condi- tions. Forecasts called for local thun- derstorms and colder weather Sat- urday night or Sunday in West Texas, and in North Central, east- ern, and South Central portions of the state Sunday. Storms Rip Six Stales LITTLE ROCK, Ark. does and vicious winds lashing six states in the Southwest and Mid- west left one person dead, at least 56 injured and caused dam- ages estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Texas suffered the most damage injured in 23 towns and com- munities. Other states hit yester- day included Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Iowa. Mrs. Boot Sowell, 73-year-old Ne- gro 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 tor- nadoes struck in eastern Iowa. More Showers Due During Week End Abilene has a chance to get show- ers late this afternoon, tonight and Sunday, the Weather Bureau ported 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 out- going presidents of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce at the annual banquet Fri- day night. Left to right are Cleburne Huston, hardware merchant who is the new presi- dent; 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 (Si Sen. Mundt (R-SD) says an attempt may soon come to shorten the public probe of the flaming dispute, be- tween Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and his aides and top military offi- cials. Mundt, chairman of. the Senate Investigations subcommittee dur- ing the television inquiry, said last night the hour may shortly be at hand for efforts to narrow the is- sues that have now been pitted be- fore 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 Mon- day. As the hearings closed yester- day, Ray H. Jenkins, special sub- committee counsel, drew from Ste- vens 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 to- formed McCarthy "to find out how Sen. McCarthy felt about it." Ft. Monmouth, a radar research center, was then a target in Mc- Carthy's pionage. hunt for alleged es- 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 Dads1 Hearts MINNEAPOLIS tfi Hearts of human donors are being used suc- cessfully at University of Minnes- ota 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 oper- ations have been performed here through use of the new technique, developed after operational exper- iments 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 accom- plished and probably would permit many children, doomed to inval- idism or early death because of deformed hearts, to normal In the three successful opera- tions, surgeons corrected inter- ventricular septa! in the inner walls of pre- vented proper blood circulation. Because of the limited time available, due to the necessity of keeping the blood coursing through malformed hearts, previous oper- ations to close such holes have been impossible, Dr. Lillehei said. Under the new method, circula- tory systems of the patient and donor are linked by means of plas- tic tubes. A small pump, like those used in creameries and breweries, is employed to accelerate blood through both persons. Lungs of the patient are col- lapsed while those of the donor carry on the work of blood purif- ication for duration of the opera- tion. Dr. Lillehei said the first such operation, "performed after, con- siderable soul-searching on my was done March 26 on 13- month-old Gregory Glidden, Hib- bing, Minn. The child's fatheri Ly- man, served as donor. While his father's blood coursed through the son's body, surgeons worked minutes on Gregory's open heart. The surgery was .suc- cessful but the child later contract- ed pneumonia and died. Dr. Lillehei said the idea coupling circulatory systems dogs so that heart surgery could be undertaken first was advanced by Dr. Morley Cohen, a life in- surance fellow at University of Minnesota from Winnipeg, Man. The joining of arteries snd veins of two dogs for surgery proved successful. came April 20 when 3-year-old Bradley Mehrman, St. Louis Park, Minn., had his heart worked on 27% minutes while his father, Jack, served as donor. Pamela Schmidt, 5, Minneapolis, born with a gaping hole in the wall separating her heart's pump- ing chambers, was the third pa- tient. She had been living in an oxygen tent 10 months recently. Undersized because of that con- dition, Pamela eight days ago was linked with the circulatory system of her father, Ronald, for an oper- ation. Yesterday she was wheeled into the auditorium of the univers- ity's heart hospital as a smiling sample for newsmen and photo- graphers of what the new tech- r.iiT-ss can accomplish. Working with Drs. Cohen and sal if Lawton was removed, that he gave McCarthy the information on Lawton as part of his own policy of cooperating with the Sen- ate probe, and that he decided to retain Lawton strictly "on the merits" of his case. Stevens has charged McCarthy and his associates with seeking fa- vored 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 Commu- nists at Ft. Monmouth's radar cen- ter. Both sides have denied the others' charges. Mundt said the inquiry group discussed in a closed session yes terday the possibility that opposin, counsel could get together to nar row some of the issues in dispute. Asked about' the possibility o some compromise, McCarthy saic before he left for weekend speak- ing engagements in Wisconsin that "off hand, I wouldn't know of any way it could be done." Army coun- 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 a.i.-; 'nd then walking out. "1 will be with the committee until ihe investigation he declared. KeySolons Oppose Move To Indochina WASHINGTON Demo- ratic senators, said today Con- gress is in no mood to approve in- olvement of U. S. fighting units n the Indochina war. A Republican, Sen. Flanders agreed that the thought of irect American intervention is un- wpular in Congress. But he said United States and the United Nations may be forced to take di- ect action, if the Communists ireaten to overrun Indochina. Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) ook note of President Eisenhow- r's news conference statement Thursday that this country will not ret into a war except through the onstitutional process, involving a eclaration of war by Congress. "If the President waits for Con- gress to give him the go-ahead on ending U. S. troops to Tohnson said, "he will wait for a ong, long time. There is no senti- ment in the Senate for intervention n Indochina." Sen. Monroney (D-Okla) said in separate interview that "no ease has been made as yet for the use of American troops" in Indo- china and he added: "There is lit- le likelihood that Congress would ive such authority now." Sen. Holland (D-FIa) said he would have to know much more 'about the immediacy of the situa- tion (in Indochina) before I'd con- sent to sending our combat troops there." Ill taking his somewhat dittcnfit position Sen! "We can't pass off all our dan- gers and troubles to our children and grandchildren. We must "face them." Flanders is a member of Senate Armed Services Commit- tee. Earlier in the week; the House defeated 214-37 a proposal by Rep. Coudert (R-NY) aimed at barring use of American combat forces in Indochina without prior congres- sional assent. FILING DEADLINE MONDAY Telethon Opens Senatorial Fight By CLAYTON H1CKERSON Associated Press Staff May Day arrived in Texas with a race for the Democratic nomina- tion for governor1 guaranteed and a rash of political announcements expected on Saturday and Monday. Democrats who have talked like candidates foi months and Repub- licans who have threatened opposi- tion 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 per- haps 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-tele- vision "talkathon." Barbecue Going? Whether the marathon, question- and-answer talkfest could replace the ice cream supper, the old- fashioned box supper and the polit- ical barbecue remained to be seen. But Dudley Dougherty, the Bee- ville rancher oilman legislator, who put on the marathon, 26-hour ruii on tee-vee and radio stations, says: "This is the only way I can reach voters. I have no big organ- ization and no political machine." Dougherty, an opponent of Sen- ate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson in the Democratic prima- ry, said he thought the talkathon was "dramatic." After he closed his stint on Hous- ton area stations Friday, Dough- erty also said he thought the talka- thon was an "economical and ef- Jfective" method for an unknown candidate to reach the voters. week of such appearances arid vet- eran Texas political observers re- membered the campaign of 1938 when a political unknown named W. Lee O'Daniel skyrocketed to the [overnor's mansion with a then new campaign device. O'Daniel used a iiddle band, hill- billy 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 talka- thon device, duplicate in a fashion O'Daniel's feat? That, too, re- mained to be seen. Lillehei were Drs. Herbert E. War- A second operation on huminjden and Richard L. He More Up promptly ncheduled full Veteran Watchman For Auto Firm Dies William A.'Miller, 82, a night watchman, died at 6 a.m. Satur- day at 1189 South Second 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 build- ing. Mr. Miller was born Oct. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Satur- day 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 survlvon. ACC Plays Host To High Schoolers More than 100 high school stu- dents spent Friday night in Abi- lene Christian College dormitories. They were the beginning of a crowd of about students at- tending ACC's annual High School day. Greek Quakes Shatter Homes ATHENS, Greece W-Greek offi- cials reported today the earth- quakes which struck Central Greece yesterday and crumbled whole towns killed at least 20 per- sons and injured 130. More than were made homeless. Earlier official reports had the death toll as high as 150. Light tremors continued through- out the day after the violent initial shock lasting 20 seconds. The Athens observatory reported 38 disturbances, three of them vio- lent. King Paul and Crown Prince Constantine cut short an inspection ol arrr.y 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 Vokw, fled. they will inspect the worst hit areas. The quake disaster was the worst since the shocks that devastated the Greek Ionian Islands last Au- gust, killing up to persons and destroying the homes of Yesterday's .stricken area stretched from the East Coast into the Pindus Mountains, where shat- tered villages could be reached only over donkey trafls. Destruc- tion appeared to center around Granitsa, 135 miles northwest of Athens, with the towns of Sofad- hes, Farsala, Karditsa and Domo- kos hardest hit. Thousands of persons slept in open because they had no home to return to and others because they were afraid to go back to the they had ;