Abilene Reporter News, May 5, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

May 05, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas SLIGHTLY WARMER gfotlene porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, NO. 322 Auonated (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 5, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC THAT'S THE SPOT Mrs. W. Morse Paxton comforts son, Douglas SO FAR, SO'GOOD Mrs. J. Y. Yelch, nurse, cleans the arm. PIONEERS, ALL Stick, Sting; That 'Didn't Hurt a Bit' By PHYLUS SIBLING Stick, sting, and it was over. Thus, with a wondering "Didn't j hurt a bit." almost rono Taylor County second-graders started a course in the "fourth R." The fourth K, doctors say, is 1'Resistance" to polio, which they hope will be built up through anti- bodies in the blood of the test "pioneers." The second-graders who took i the test, about 80 per cent of those in Taylor County, were join- ing with thousands of others over the country Wednesday morning. They may supply the proof of the Salk polio vaccine and help save countless children from the crippling effects of infantile pa- ralysis. First Of Three Wednesday's injection was the first of a series of three. The sec- ond will be given next Wednes- day, the third June 9, Dr. A. G. Arrant, director for ihe program, said. "The children were extremely Dr. Arrant said. "Most of them didn't even so much as whimper." Children at Crockett School also furnished 150 blood samples be- fore their tests. First and third-graders were called in to give a little blood, al- though they didn't get the serum. Dr. Arrant said. They are the "controls" for the test. 80 Per Cent Average Percentage of children getting the vaccine ran as high as 98 per cent in several schools, but the overall average was about 80 per cent. Dr. Arrant said. That means that about out of a possible second-graders received the shots. Thirty doctors and nurses vol- untered to give the shots, which took about half an hour to com- plete, Dr. Arrant said. Doctors were members of the Taylor-Jones County Medical Society. About 25 schools, including 15 j city and 10 county, cooperated in the project. Lollipop Rewards Parent Teachers Association members helped in marshalling the children into the vaccination room and rewarding them with lollipops afterwards. Most children looked on the tests with the bravado of Billy Huddles- ton, Lamar second-grader and son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis D. Huddles- ton, 890 Hickory St. "It didn't hurt at he re- marked, licking a chocolate ice cream bar which followed his lolli- pop. Of course, there was another Lamar second-grader, unidentified, who explained: "I got scared, but it didn't hurt a bit. But I went ahead and cried anyway." FBI Chief Says Joe's Letter Not True Copy GATLIN'S 'DREAM ENDS1 Bonds of each were set Tuesday hi Jones County for three Abilene young men charged with the felony theft of four boat mo- .ors from Lake Fort Phantom Hill- Frank Gatlin, 19. son of Mayor and Mrs. C. E. Gatlin; Charles Bragg, 21, of 1258 North 15th St.; and John Forbus, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Forbus, Route 4, were the men charged. Justice of the Peace Joe Mathis in Anson set the bonds. Sheriff Dave Reves of Jones DOC, NOT SO DEEP, PLEASE Dr. 0. E. Harper injects Salk vaccine alt staff phofoi Iij Don ITiitriiesoi IT DIDN'T EVEN7 HURT Douglas shows off spot proudly Magsaysoy Resigns Defense Ministry MANILA {.ft-President Ramon Magsaysay stepped down last night as defense minister in a reshuffle of his Cabinet. Trio Charged With Boat Motor Thefts Schools Join In Monument Funds Drive Pupils and teachers in Abilene schools will aid the drive for funds to erect a monument to Taylor County's namesakes. Plans for their participation were discussed in a meeting Wednes- day morning. Mrs. Dallas Scarborough, his- torian U. S. Daughters of 1812. met with the Abilene High School history teachers, at the school- r ir" The Daughters of 1812 are spon- soring the erection of a monument on the county courthouse grounds. It will honor Edward, James and George Taylor, Alamo heroes, for whom this county was named. Mrs. Alvin Nemir, an AHS teach- er, was chosen Wednesday morn- ing as drive chairman for the schools. -Sarah Hardy, another teacher, will meet with all principals and complete making plans lor the pu- pils' and teachers' participation. Donations Sought Donations will be sought through- out the school system. Talks are scheduled before all the service clubs to advertise the campaign. First fund-raising event slated by the Daughters of 1812 is a pub- lic lecture-tea. It will be held Fri- day. May 14, at 3 p.m. in the Wind- sor Hotel. Dr. Rupert N. Richard- son, noted Abilene historian, will speak on "The Alamo and Its He- roes." Tickets are being sold by the Daughters of 1812 at each. lounty went Wednesday to Fort Worth to take Gatlin in custody, jatlin was arrested in Fort Worth Tuesday. Bragg was in Reves' custody, and was making the trip to Fort Worth with the sheriff, Jones Dep- uty Sheriff John F. Griggs said. Bond Posted Forbus made bond in Abilene Tuesday night, Taylor County Dep- uty Sheriff Robert Boss said. Abilene city police said Wednes- day that the boat motors which Lhe three suspects took to Fort Worth are believed to be the two stolen recently from Bob Salyer, the one stoten from R. J. Jones and the one from Chester Hilburn. Gatlin sat in Haltom City jail (Fort Worth) Tuesday night and gave up his dream of an appoint- ment to Annapolis, an Associated Press story reported. He was quoted by the AP as saying he went to Fort Worth Tues- day to do two things: Take a physical examination at the Grand Prairie Naval Air Station for en- trance to the Naval Academy at Annapolis and see about some out- board motors. AP quoted Gatlin as saying he and the two other youths carried the four motors to Fort Worth Monday and. took them to a boat company. They wanted to trade them for one bigger outboard mo- tor. The boat people said they were working on the big motor and.tolc the boys to come back Tuesday The young men returned to Abi- lene Monday, and then Gatlin wenl back to Fort Worth Tuesday to take the physical and see about the mo- tors, the AP said. Noticing that the serial numbers on the motors had been filed or knocked off, the boat people called Haltom Police Chief W. D. Rob- erts. Roberts sent Officers Don Bar- bee and Robert Moffalt to the boat company to wait for young Gatlin. Gatlin said he attended Hardin- Simmons University until about six weeks ago. He quit school because of the impending naval appoint 'ment. He said he got the appoint- ment because of his work in the Naval Reserve. Mayor Gatlin was in Washington, D. C., Tuesday attending a Civil Aeronautics Board hearing on the proposed merger of Continental and WASHINGTON' (Si new resident of the Women's National Press Club will be Elizabeth S. Liz) Carpenter, Washington cor- respondent for a number of news- >apers, including some in Texas. She was nominated without opposi- ion last night to succeed Hazel Markel, women's commentator for the Mutual Broadcasting Co. Elizabeth Carpenter, 33, and her lusband, .Leslie, 32, are Washing- ion correspondents for The Abilene Reporter-News. The Carpenters are'native Tex- ans who were educated at the Uni- versity of Texas and got their newspaper starts in the Lone Star State. Elizabeth was graduated from Pioneer Air Lines. He and Mrs. Gatlin were expected to ar- rive in Fort Worth Wednesday morning. First Concrete Goes Down For Runway at Air Base First concrete for the runway of the Abilene Air Force Base was poured Wednesday morning. Lee Wilson, area engineer, announced. This started an immense con- crete job scheduled for the run- way, apron taxiway and apron un- der the approximately million prime contract held by the Texas Bitulithic Co., he said. The contract provides for the pouring of enough concrete to pave ARMED FORCES DAY Admiral to Talk Here on May 14 Rear Admiral Henry Cromme- lin, USN, will be main speaker at the Armed Forces Day luncheon here May 14, Howard McMahon announced Wednesday. McMahon, chairman of an Abi- lene Chamber of Commerce 'com- mittee for the day. has called a meeting of his committee at 10 a.m. Thursday at the C-C offices. Admiral Crommelin is assistant chief ot Naval operations in charge of personnel at the Pentagon, Washington. D. C., McMahon said. The admiral will speak at a luncheon in the VFW Memorial Hall as the main event of Armed Forces Day in Abilene. Zerk Robertson will be master of ceremonies for the luncheon. Frank Meyers is in charge of ar- rangements. Other members of the commit- tee are W. P. Wright, J. C. Hunter, Jr., Mack Eplen, Lt. Col. Jack 0. Brown, Lt. Commander Laudius Wilkes, Lt. Col. George H. Duck- worth, Capt. H. C. Schryver, Maj- or Julien LeBIanc, and Col. H. F. Rice. Presidents of local civic clubs or their representatives have been invited to attend Thursday. the meeting They include Leroy Langston of the Jaycees, J. L. (Curly) Hays of the Optimists, A. M. Hinds of the Exchange Club, E. A. Gentry of the Civitans, Dr. Charles Rom- ine of the Abilene Kiwanians. Wilton (Hook) Davis of the Key City Kiwanians, Dr. J. H. McGow- en of the Lions, Cleddie Harvey of the Evening tions, Herman Mo Daniel 'of the Rotary. Melba Gene Clibe of the Busi- ness and Professional Women's Club, Mrs. Morgan Jones Sr. of the Altrusa Club, Commander T. Bratton and JOE Black of the VFW, and Commander Bueford Knight of the American Legion. about 100 miles of two-lane high- way from Abilene almost to Big Spring. Wilson explained that the runway will be feet long and 206 feet wide, running north and south. The north feet and the south 1.000 feet of the runway will be ol 16-inch deep concrete. Pouring was started on the south end. The portion of the runway be- tween the concrete sections will be surfaced with asphalt, which will cover a rock layer. The apron also will be of 16-inch deep concrete. The apron will be feet long and feet wide. The apron alone is on an 80-acre tract of ground. One of the five taxiways the apron taxiway also will be oi 16-inch deep concrete. The apron taxiway will be feet long and 75 feet wide. The other four taxi- ways will be surfaced with as- phalt. 85 Per Cent Complete Work was started on the prime contract last Sept. 17. Much of the work prior to Wednesday involved excavation, which is about 83 per cent completed. The contractor also lias been doing work on storm drains and various electrical work as the job progresses. Depth of excavation varies ac cording to the stability of the soil In some places of the asphalt por tion of the runway, a 41-inch layer of rock will be. placed under the asphalt. 'Scheduled completion date for the prime contract is next Jan. 7. Total concrete involved in the prime contract is squar< yards with a 16-inch depth. ELIZABETH CARPENTER heads women scribes But It's Similar To Another Note WASHINGTON committee attorney today quoted FBI Direc- tor J. Edgar Hoover as saying the letter produced yesterday by Sen. McCarthy, was not a true copy of one written by Hoover to the Army on Jan. 26. 1951. Robert A. Collier, a counsel for the Senate hearings into the Mc- Carthy-Army row. testified Hoover told him neither Hoover nor the FBI ever sent the Army a com munication identical to the one brought out by McCarthy. McCarthy said yesterday the let- ter, dated Jan. 26. 1951, was from Newspaper's Correspondent Heads Capitol Press Club he University of Texas in 1942, and Leslie in February, 1943. In the early years ot their ca- reer both worked on the Austin Statesman. Leslie entered the Navy in World War II and this subsequently led :he husband-wife team into the :ield of Washington press corres- wndence. Elizabeth's professional career was temporarily interrupted twice i visits from the stork. Their oldest child, Scott, was born in 1846: Their daughter. Chris- ty, was born Dec. 15, 1949. A practical nurse keeps the Car penter home and children during the day while Morn and Dad ar out at Capitol Hilt-and in Washington. BACKS DULLES' PLAN Row Hurts U. S., Eisenhower Soys WASHINGTON VR- President Eisenhower said today the United States has suffered a loss of inter- national prestige as a result of the row between Senator McCarthy and the Army. His assertion was made at a news conference at which Eisen- hower also issued a formal state- ment declaring his unqualified sup- port for Secretary of State Dulles and for Dulles' efforts to form a united front against communism in Southeast Asia. On these two main subjects, the President told newsmen: He knows of nothing which would cause him to lose confidence in Secretary of the Army Stevens so far as adminis- tration of the Army Department's business is concerned. A reporter reminded Eisenhower that he had expressed the hope at his news conference last week that the senate inquiry would be ended quickly.. Any Conflict There? The newsman added that only yesterday the Army counsel at the hearing objected to a Republican proposal to cut the hearings short. The President was asked, whether in his opinion, there was any administration conflict there and if he still .favored a quick con elusion of the investigation. Eisenhower said it was true that he had talked last week about con- cluding the hearings. And, he add- ed with a smile more attention had been given at the time to his man- ner In making the statement than to what he said. This time, the President said, he was going to be careful about how he looked in discussing the McCar- thy-Army inquiry. The President then went on to say that in expressing the hope the hearing would be quickly con- cluding he meant there should be effective answers on the main is- sues of the dispute, and participa- tion by the principals. Speaking solemnly and with great emphasis, the President said his only hope now is that America may derive from the hearings ad- vantages which, as he put it, may- be comparable to what we have suffered in international prestige and injury to national self respect. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES MERGER President Robert J. Smith of Pioneer Air Lines makes report at CAB hearing in Wash- ington on air lines merger. Page 13-A. IMPRESSIONS Abilene Cham- ber of Commerce manager gives highlights of visit to nation's capitol. Page 1-B. oover to Maj. Gen. A. R. Boiling, icn chief of army intelligence. The senator, questioning Secretary the Army Stevens at the time, aid the purported letter was one f a series of FBI warnings to the irmy about possible subversion at 't. Monmouth, N. J. McCarthy contended that the iimy, under the past administra- ion and under Stevens, had ig- nored the warnings until the sena- or's subcommittee started its in- of alleged subversion at Monmouth. 'Improper, Illegal' When McCarthy produced the lurported letter yesterday, mark- ed "Personal and Army counsel Joseph N. Welch aid McCarthy's possession of the iaper appeared improper and per- haps illegal. Hay Jenkins, special counsel for the inquiry, was instructed to see f Hoover could identify the letter and advise whether it should be made public. Jenkins gave that assignment to Collier, and asked Collier today to recount his conference with Hoover. Earlier, Secretary Stevens had estified a search of Pentagon files 'ailed to show any copy of the etter. Lots of Questions Yesterday's session wound up in a whirl of excitement touched olf by McCarthy's production of the letter. It raised a lot of eluding one-from Sen. -McCleUan (D-Ark) as. .to has'violated the law." And most'df the questions were left hanging when the subcommittee the day. Collier said Hoover told 'him: "This letter produced yesterday is not a carbon copy or copy of any- communication prepared or sent by the FBI to Gen. Boiling Jan. 26, 1951 or any other date." Similar to Document' However, Collier went on, Hoo- ver said the language in the letter produced by McCarthy was simi- lar in substance and in some parts was identical to the language to a 15-page FBI document on the same subject and dated Jan. 26, 1951. He said Hoover felt that the FBI memorandum should not be made public without permission of Atty. Gen. Brownell. Hoover suggested, Collier said, that Brownell should rule on wheth- er the contents "can be made pub- lie in line with security require- ments." Recites Differences Collier recited, point by point, what he described as differences in the physical form of the two one produced by McCarthy and the FBI memoran- dum. Collier testified that a copy of the original memorandum showed a copy went to Maj. Gen. Joseph Carroll of the Air Force, and that the carbon didn't so show. Sen. Symington (D-Mo) suggest- ed that Collier be careful not to call the McCarthy document a "carbon copy." Symington said Collier ought to speak of it as "the alleged carbon copy." "I'd like to know who alleges this is a carbon McCarthy broke in. "We have never alleged this is a carbon copy." THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OT COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair and slightly wanner Wednesday. Wednesday niRht and Thnrsday: high Wednesday 85; low Wednesday night 55; high Thursday NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST Gfnerally fair this afternoon, tonight and Thursday. A little warmer this afternoon. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXA5- Fair and a wanner this afternoon and tonight. Thursday, partly cloudy. TEMPERATURES P.M. Wed. A.M. 69 70 54 71 S3 73 52 71 52 71 53 65 59 62 64 60 59 70 58 71 57 74 Sunset last night p.m. Sunrise to- day a.m. Sunset tonight p.m. Maximum temperature for the 24 ended at a.m.: 73. Minimum temperature for 24 hoars odcd at Fraud Case Bail Posted Ten persons who had previous- ly been charged with fraud in in- dictments that were dismissed Monday in Lubbock were again required to post bonds here Wed- nesday morning on complaints filed with the U. S. Commission- er at Lubbock. This was a move by the gov- ernment to bring to trial next Monday, May 10, the alleged fraud cases in connection with VA hous- ing loans. A grand jury was empaneled in Lubbock Wednesday morning to consider re-indicting the defend- ants .in the former indictments which U. S. Judge Joseph B. Doo- ley dismissed Monday. Without waiting for new indict- ments to be returned, U. S. Dis- trict Attorney Heard L. Fioore filed conplainU against 10 of the defendants in the former indict- Related slory on fg. 12-A menk. Those named in the complaints are Raymond Thomason, Sr., Ray- mond Thomason, Jr., Monty Don Thomason, Mrs. Helen McMurry, W. 0. Hayter, Jr.. Richard Vance Davis, Curtis B. Richardson, Wei- don L. Russell, Jr.; Jim- Ridle- huber and Glenn G. Thomason. Each of them posted bond of Wednesday morning be- fore U. S. Commissioner Gladys Walls after being served warrants by Deputy U. S. Marshal Eugene (Red) Williams. 'The bonds are returnable to the U. S. Court in Lubbock May 10. This means they will be required to appear in court on their bonds whether or not they are indicted by the (rand jury ic Lubtock. ;