Abilene Reporter News, May 5, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

May 05, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas SLIGHTLY WARMERWfit libilene toorter-Betuii'WITHOUT OR WITH Of-FENSt TO l-RIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY Aj ii GOto —uyron VOL. LXXIII, NO. 322Auoriated Pfess (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 5, 1954—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c PIONEERS, ALL Stick, Sling; That 'Didn't Hurt a Bit' THAT’S THE SPOT • •. Mrs. W. Morse Paxton comforts son, Douglas SO FAR, SO GOOD •. . Mrs. J. Y. Yelch, nurse, cleans the arm. DOC, NOT SO DEEP, PLEASE . . Dr. O. E. Harper injects Salk vaccine By PHYLLIS NIBLING Stick, sting, and it was over. Thus, with a wondering “Didn’t hurt a bit,” almost l.non Taylor County second-graders started a course in the "fourth R.” The fourth R, doctors say, is “Resistance” to polio, which they hope will be built up through antibodies in the blood of the test “pioneers.” The second-graders W'ho took i the test, about 80 per cent of those in Taylor County, were joining 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 paralysis. First Of Three Wednesday’s injection was the first of a series of three. The second will be given next Wednesday, the third June 9. Dr. A. G, Arrant, medical director for the program, said. “The children were extremely cooperative,” Dr. Arrant said. “Most of them didn’t even so much as whimper.” Children at Crockett School also furnished 150 blood samples before their tests. First and third-graders were called in to give a little blood, although 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 1,000 out of a possible 1,253 second-graders received the shots. Thirty doctors and nur.ses vol-untered to give the shots, which took about half an hour to complete, Dr. Arrant said. Doctors were members of the Taylor-Jones County Medical Society. About 25 schools, including 15 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 Huddleston, Lamar second-grader and son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis D. Huddleston, 890 Hickory St. “It didn't hurt at all,” he remarked, licking a chocolate ice cream bar which followed his lollipop. Of course, there was another Lamar second-grader, unidentified, who explained; “f 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 ENDS' T rioCharged With Boat Motor Thefts Bonds of $1,000 each were set Tuesday in Jones County for three Abilene young men charged with the felony theft of four boat motors 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 Schools Join In Monument Funds Drive Magsaysay Resigns Defense Ministry MANILA (JV-President Ramon Magsaysay stepped down last night as defense minister in a reshuffle of his Cabinet. 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 w-ere discussed in a meeting Wednesday morning. Mrs. Dallas Scarborough, historian of the U. S. Daughters of 1812, met with the Abilene High School history teachers, at the school. The Daughters of 1812 are sponsoring 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 teacher, was chosen Wednesday morning as drive chairman for the schools. Sarah Hardy, another teacher, will meet with all principals and complete making plans for the pp-pils’ and teachers’ participation. Donations Sought Donations will be sought throughout 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 public lecture-tea. It will be held Friday. May 14, at 3 p.m. in the Windsor Hotel. Dr. Rupert N. Richardson, noted Abilene historian, will speak on “The Alamo and Its Heroes.” Tickets are being sold by the Daughters of 1812 at $1 each. County went Wednesday to Fort W'orth to take Gatlin in custody, Gatlin was arrested in Fort Worth Tuesday. Bragg was in Reves’ custody, and was making the trip to Fort Worth with the sheriff, Jones Deputy Sheriff John F. Griggs said. Bond Posted Forbus made bond in Abilene Tuesday night, Taylor County Deputy Sheriff Robert Ross said. Abilene city police said Wednesday that the boat motors which the three suspects took to Fort Worth are believed to he the two stolen recently from Bob Salyer, ] the one stolen 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 appointment to Annapolis, an Associated Press story reported. He was quoted by the AP as saying he went to Fort Worth Tuesday to do two things; Take a physical examination at the Grand Prairie Naval Air Station for entrance to the Naval Academy at Annapolis and see about some outboard 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 motor. The boat people said they were working on the big motor and told the boys to come back Tuesday. The young men returned to .Abilene Monday, and then Gatlin went back to F'ort Worth Tuesday to take the physical and see about the motors, 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. Roberts. Roberts sent Officers Don Barbee and Robert Moffatt 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 appointment. He said he got the appointment 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 Pioneer Air Lines. He and Mrs. Gatlin were expected to arrive in Fort Worth Wednesday morning. Bui It's Similar To Another Note WASHINGTON (J'—A committee Hoover to Maj. Gen. A. R. Bolling, ELIZABETH CARPENTER , . . heads women scribes attorney today quoted FBI Director 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 communication identical to the one brought out by McCarthy, McCarthy said yesterday the letter, dated Jan. 26. 1951, was from Newspaper’s Correspondent Heads Capitol Press Club WASHINGTON -The new president of the Women’s National Press Club will be B'lizabeth S. (Liz) Carpenter, Washington correspondent for a number of newspapers, including some in Texas. She was nominated without opposition last night to succeed Hazel Markel, women’s commentator for the Mutual Broadcasting Co. Elizabeth Carpenter, 33, and her husband, Leslie, 32, are Washington correspondents for The Abilene Reporler-News. The Carpenters are native Texans who were educated at the University of Texas and got their newspaper starts in the Lone Star State. Elizabeth was graduated from the University of Texas in 1942, and Leslie in February, 1943. In the early years of their career both worked on the Austin Statesman. I.,eslie entered the Navy in World War II and this subsequently led the husband-wife team into the field of Washington press correspondence. Elizabeth’s professional career was temporarily interrupted twice by visits from the stork. Their oldest child, Scott, was born in 1946. Their daughter. Chris- ... all atsff photos by Don nutrhoson IT DIDN'T EVEN HURT . Douglas shows off spot proudly ? First Concrete Goes Down For Runway at Air Bose First concrete for the runway of the Abilene Air Force Base was poured Wednesday morning, Lee Wilson, area engineer, announced. This started an immense concrete job scheduled for the run- way, apron taxiway and apron under the approximately $5 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- ! Wilkes, Lt. Col. George H. Duck- lin, USN, will be main speaker at the Armed Forces Day luncheon here May 14. Howard McMahon announced Wednesday. McMahon, chairman of an Abilene Chamber of Commerce committee 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 of Naval operations in charge of personnel at the Pentagon. W’ashington, 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 arrangements. Other members of the committee are W. P. Wright, J. C. Hunter, Jr., Mack Eplen, Lt. Col. Jack 0. Brown, Lt. Commander Laudius then chief of army intelligence. The senator, questioning Secretary of the Army Stevens at the time, said the purported letter was one of a series of FBI warnings to the Army about possible subversion at Ft. Monmouth, N. J. McCarthy contended that the Army, under the past administration and under Stevens, had ignored the warnings until the senator’s subcommittee started its investigation of alleged subversion at Monmouth, ‘Improper, Illegal* When McCarthy produced the purported letter yesterday, marked “Personal and Confidential,” Army counsel Joseph N. Welch said McCarthy’s possesion of the paper appeared improper and perhaps illegal. Ray Jenkins, special counsel for the inquiry, was instructed to see if 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 testified a search of Pentagon files failed to show any copy of the letter. Lots of Questions Yesterday's session wound up in a whirl of excitement touched off by McCarthy's production of the ty, was born Dec. 15, 1949. A practical nurse keeps the Car-! letter, penler home and children during 1 H taised a lot of questions—in-the day while Mom and Dad are i eluding one from Sen. McClellan out at Capitol Hill and elsewhere I <D-Ark) as to whether “someone in Washington. BACKS DULLES' PLAN has violated the law.” And most of the questions were left hanging when the subcommittee quit for 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. Bolling Jan. 26. 1951 or any ot.her date.” Similar to Document However, Collier went on. Hoover said the language in the letter ^ produced by McCarthy was simi-WASHINGTON    President, This time, the President said, he ' lar in substance and in some parts Eisenhower said today the United j w'as going to be careful about how was identical to the language to a States has suffered a loss of inter- ; he looked in discussing the McCar- ! 15-page FBI document on the same national prestige as a result of the ; thy-Army inquiry.    | .subject and dated Jan. 26, 1951. row between Senator McCarthy jiie President then went on to i He said Hoover felt that the FBI Row Hurts U. S., Eisenhower Soys and the Army. His assertion was made at a say that in expressing the hope memorandum should not be made the hearing would be quickly con-1 public without permission of Atty. news conference at which Eisen-j cju(jjng he meant there should be! Gen. Brownell. worth, Capt. H. C. Schrj'ver, Maj or Julien LeBIanc, and Col. H. F. Rice. Presidents of local civic clubs or their representatives have been invited to attend the meeting Thursday. 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 E;vening tions, Herman McDaniel of the Rotary. Melba Gene Clibe of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. Mrs. Morgan Jones Sr. of the AUrusa Club, Commander T. Bratton and Joe Black of the VFW, and Commander Bueford Knight of the American Legion. about 100 miles of Iwo-lane highway ~ from Abilene almost to Big Spring. Wilson explained that the runway will be 11,200 feet long and 200 feet wide, running north and south. The north 1,000 feet and the south 1,000 feet of the runway will be of 16-inch deep concrete. Pouring was started on the south end. The portion of the runway between 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 3,525 feet long and 1,025 feet wide. The apron alone is on an 80-acre tract of ground. One of the five taxiways —• the apron taxiway — also will be of 16-inch deep concrete. The apron taxiway will be 6,900 feet long and 75 feet wide. The other four taxiways will be surfaced with asphalt. 85 Per Cent Complete Work was started on the prime contract last Sept. 17. Much of the work prior to Wednesday involved excatation, which is about 85 per cent completed. The contractor also has been doing work on storm drains and various electrical work as the job progresses. Depth of excavation varies according to the stability of the soil. In some places of the asphalt portion 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 .503,800 square yards with a 16-inch depth. hower also issued a formal state ment declaring his unqualified support foi' 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: McCarthy—-Army: He knows of nothing which would cause him to lose confidence in Secretary of the .Army Stevens so far as administration of the Army Department’s business is concerned.    i A reporter reminded Eisenhower | that he had expressed the hope at I hi.s news conference last week that WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES the senate inquiry would be ended ? MERGER — Pre.sident Robert J. 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- j elusion of the investigation. Eisenhower said it was true that; he had talked last week about concluding the hearings. And, he added with a smile more attention had l>een given at the time to his manner in making the statement than to what he said. effective answers on the main is- j Hoover suggested. Collier said, sues of the dispute, and participa-! that Brownell should rule on wheth-tion by the principals.    j    er the contents “can be made pub- Spcaking solemnly and with ¡He in line with security require-great emphasis, the President said ments.” his only hope now is that America;    Recites Differences may derive from the hearings ad- i Collier recited, point by point, vantages which, as he put it, may • what he described as differences be comparable to what we have!»« the physical form of the two suffered in international prestige | documents—the one produced by and injury to national self respect. ; McCarthy and the FBI memoran- I dum.    • '      i    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) suggested 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 copy,” McCarthy broke in. “We have never alleged this is a carbon copy.” Smith of Pioneer Air Lines makes report at CAB hearing in Washington on air lines merger. Page 13-A. IMPRESSIONS — Abilene Chamber of Commerce manager gives highlights of visit to nation’s capitol. Page 1-B. Fraud Case Bail Posted THE WEATHER U.S. DEPABTMEVT OF COMMEECE WEATHER Bl'BEAU ABILE.NE AND VICINITY — Fair and sllshtly warmer Wedneaday. Wednesday niRht and Thursday: high Wedneaday 85: low Wednesday night 55: high Thursday *^WRTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS-Generaily (air thi* attemoon. tonight and Thursday. A little warmer this afternoon. EA.ST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEX AS -Fair and a llttte warmer thla afternoon and tonight. Thursday, partly ctoudy. TE.MPERATl RES Tue». P.M. 69    ...... 70    ...... 71    ...... 73    ...... 71    ...... 71    ...... 65    ...... 62 ...... 60 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:30 Wed. A.M. ......54  53 ......52 ......52 ......53 ......39 ......64 ..... 68  70  71 59      10:30    ........ 58      11:30    ....... 57      12:30      74 Sunset last night 7:22 p.m. Sunrise today 5:49 a.m. Sunset tonight 7:23 p.m. Maximum temperature for the 24 hours ended at 6:30 a.m.; 73. Minimum temperature for the 24 hours ended at 8:30 a.m.:St. Ten persons who had previously been charged with fraud in indictments that were dismissed Monday in Lubbock were again required to post bonds here Wednesday morning on complaints filed with the U. S. Commissioner at Lubbock. This was a move by the government to bring to trial next Monday, May 10. ihe alleged fraud cases in connection with VA housing loans. A grand jury was empaneled in Lubbock Wednesday morning to consider re-indicting the defendants in the former indictments which U. S. Judge Joseph B. Dooley dismissed Monday. Without waiting for new indictments to be returned, U. S, District Attorney Heard L. Floore filed complaints against 10 of the defendants m the former indict- Related story on Pg. 12-A ments. Those named in the complaints are Raymond Thomason, Sr., Raymond Thomason, Jr., Monty Don Thomason, Mrs. Helen McMurry, W. O, Hayter, Jr.. Richard Vance Davis. Curtis B. Richardson, Weldon L. Russell, Jr., Jim Ridle-huber and Glenn G. Thomason. Each of them posted bond of $1,500 Wednesday morning before 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 grand jury k Lubbock. ( ;