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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR, WARM V EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE S KETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIII, NO. 323 Associated ABILENE; TEXAS, THURSDAY- EVENING, -MAY 6, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY lOc r Charges of 'Perjury' Thicken Hearing's Air CONCRETE POURING STARTS Worsen Werjnes- at electric vibrators settle the mixture to prevent day Began pouring first concrete for Abilene Air Force "honeycomb" defects. Below at right, workmen apply a -r ,3 Tir.ir.lv '-.i-i-fli n Avirt til rrtwirtilfi ta-vtiiT'o fQfoff Base rUnway. In first step, top, two double drum mixers ujrat into forms. Below finish with a to provide texture. (Staff photos by Don. Hutchespn) r CLUBS BID TO LUNCHEON Fly-Overs From Webb AFB To Cap Armed Forces Day Plans for Armed Forces Day in Abilene were made Thursday morn- ing at a meeting of the special AFD Committee at the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. Rear Admiral Henry Crommelin, USN. will be main speaker at the AFD luncheon in the VFW Mem- orial Hall May 14. AH Abilene service clubs have been asked to dispense" with .their regular meetings next week and attend the special luncheon in- stead, Howard McMahon, commit- tee chairman, said. Four fly-overs of T-33's and T- 28's from Webb Air Force Base and one of B-29's from Randolph Field will mark the celebration, according to Lt. Cmdr. Laudius Wilkes, USN, project officer. Eight T-33's are scheduled at a.m. and p.m. Eight T- 28's will go over at a.m.' and p.m. Three B-29's will fly over at p.m. Browr.ei! Won't Publish Report WASHINGTON Wt-Atty. Gen. Browneli ruled today that neither an FBI report on security risks at Ft. Monmouth, N.J.. nor a docu- ment from Sen. McCarthy should be made public. He said the sen- ator's paper made "unauthorized use" of secret material in the FBI report. Both documents have been sub- jects of bitter controversy at. hear- ings by the Senate subcommittee investigating the Army-McCarthy row. Browneli made his ruling in a letter to Chairman Mundt Browneli said both documents contain confidential information and it woi public inte: lie. He added that a check with the FBI shows, the .FBI never author- ized the release of any of the in- formation, except to two generals who received the original FBI memorandum on Jan. 26, 1951. The attorney general said it is important to -the FBI's "vital work" that the agency be free to I exchange information with other government departments without fear that classified information would be made public. Publication of the documents, Browneli said, would reveal "con- fidential sources of the FBI" and confidential investigating tech- niques, and would be "harmful" to fh matters still under consideration. Tickets for the luncheon will be and reservations may be made at the C-G offices. Zerk Robertson will be master of ceremonies at the luncheon. Col- ors will be presented by a U. S. Marine Corps color guard. Representatives of local service clubs attending the meeting Thurs- day included Ira Allen, Jaycees; Fred Lybrand. Optimists, A. M. Hinds, Exchange; E. A. Gentry, Civitans; Df.'Fred Boyd. Lions; Cleddie Harvey, Evening Lions: Herman McDaniel, Rotary; Tom Bratton, VFW. Miss Kate Walls of the Business and Professional Women's Club and Mrs. Homer Hutto of the Altrusa Club represented women's clubs participating. Committee members include Rob- ertson, W. P. Wright, J. C. Hunter. Jr., Mack Eplen, Capt. H. C. Schry- ver, Maior Julien M. LeBlanc, and Col. H. 'F. Rice. Frank Meyers is in charge of luncheon arrangements, and Cmdr. Wilkes is Armed Forces Day proj: ect officer. JfarfNears On Air Base Water Main Building of a city water supplj line to Abilene Air Force Base is to start next-Monday. That announcement was made Thursday by City Water and Sewer Engineer H. D. Kelly. Unloading of the pipe has al- ready started. The line, 16 inches in diameter vail extend four miles. It is to tie onto the city's ex- isting 20-inch line from Lake Abi lene at a point just south of South 28th St. Its .route from there to east property line of the air base will be in a westerly direc tion. Purpose of the main is to carrj city water to supply the base. Doerfler Construction Co., Okla homa City, has the contract a Kelly said the city is proud o that contract price. Original esti mate was over "The project will be completec within 45 he added. Laniel Wins Vote; Truce Talks Delayed PARIS (3, Premier Joseph Laniel won a vote of confi- dence from the National As- sembly today. The unofficial tally was 302 to 260. GENEVA m-East and West were reported split today over the chairmanship of the Indochina ses- sions of the Geneva conference. There were signs the negotiations o bring peace in Indochina may lave to be postponed until next veek. Delegates had hoped to open the alks tomorrow or Saturday. Viet- e and Laotian delegates got n today. The rebel Vietminh con- ingent already was on hand. But he hope for quick action faded .th the lack of agreement on the chairmanship and the fact dele- gates from Cambodia' partner of Nam and Laos in the Asso- iated States of Indochina, have not arrived in Geneva. Crisis In Paris And a Paris crisis over the Indo- china war situation competed for he attention of the diplomats in Geneva. The fate of Premier Joseph Laniel's government was ied to a vote of confidence in the French National Assembly. Ex- perts predicted that, after hours of debate, Laniel.would win. For eign Minister Georges Bidauit de tided to stay on the job here rather than return to Paris pel sonally to combat an outburst parliamentary criticism. U.S. Undersecretary of Stat Walter Bedell Smith received from British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden an account of discussions Eden had with Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov after a dinner meeting at the Briton's villa last night. Mololov Uninterested An informed source said thai Eden, acting on behalf of the United States, France and other interested countries, suggested a chairmanship rotating among Bi dault, Eden and Molotov. While Molotov did not immediately re ject this suggestion, it was said he showed no great interest in it. Laniel demanded a ballot of con fidence, requiring him to resign if defeated, on his refusal to open Assembly debate on Indochina while the Geneva parley is under way. Some deputies demanded thai the" debate start May 14. IKE WEATHER CS. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE HEATHER Rl'REAC ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair and warm Thursday and Thursday ntght. Part- ly cloudy and warm Friday. Histi tempera- ture Thursday, near BO: low Thursday nisht. near 60; high Friday, near 85. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partb cloudy: widely scattered showers mostly in east portion this afternoon, tonight and Friday. A little warmer afternoon. WEST TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy this afternoon, tonllM and Friday- A little warmer in the Panhandle and South Plains this Thurs. A.M. 61 .W .19 59 60 55 62 67 70 73 'i> M 76 Sunset last nisht p.m.. Samite to- day 5-4S a.m. Sunset toniKht p.m. Maximum temperature last 24 hours, end- lempersture last 24 hours, end- Barometer reidlM at P.m. Relativt humidity at p.m. 47 psr Wed. P. M. 76 67 65 64 Your Want Ad Charge Account Is Now Open! Just soy "charge it" when you place your weekday or Sunday vVant Ad! It's that simple. So why Veep your wants or neeos a secret when as little os 41c a day wifl bring you the fast re- sults you desire. Approximately want ads appear in the Ahilene Reporter-News each month. That means approxi- mately people know the power of Want Ads and are using them regularly to gain extra profit in buying, selling, renting, trading, etc. More than 100 classifications are es- tablished to-be certain every Want Ad has maximum reader- ship. Nearly readers await your ad! Phone it, mail it or bring it. And when you do just say "CHARGE IT1" Briton Runs 4-MinuleMiie 'OXFORD, England 131 Roger Bannister was clocked in 3 min- utes 59.4 seconds today to achieve :rack athleticdom's greatest the 4-minute-milc. Running on his familiar Oxford track, he bettered the listed world record, of set by Sweden's Gunder Haegg in 1945. On the way to his fantastic clocking he equalled unofficially the record of Conditions for the race today were unfavorable. A mighty roar went up from the small gathering wTien it was an- nounced the 25-year-old athlete, who gets his medical degree in a few months, had shattered the barrier that for many years had been deemed unbreakable. He was given hot competition by another former Oxford youth, Chris Chatterway, and English steeplechaser Chris Brasher in the race which was part of a dual meet between the British Amateur Athletic Assn. and Oxford Univer sity. The "4-minute-mile" has long been the dream of all distance runners. Many have come within a few seconds of it Prices Down On Gasoline Prices on several brands .of gasoline were lower in Abilene this week, but some dealers said t wasn't a "price cut." One service station operator denied that he was engaging in a price war and another said, "My company lowered the didn't have anything to do with it." The lower prices were the aft- ermath of a cut of 4.1 cents per Ion made April 8 on Conoco gasoline. Gulf, Humble and Texaco-gas was selling for i.5 cents less per gallon. Most of the price reduc- tions were effective last Saturday. Some were made Monday or Tues- day. A spokesman at the Phillips wholesale office said .that com- pany had made a "temporary al- lowance of 1.5 cents.to dealers" on the wholesale level. At least one Phillips station operator said he dropped his prices Tuesday from 29 and 27 cents to 27 and 25 cents two-cent cut. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES WEST TEXAS quites Under writ- ten and composed by Editor Frank Grimes and Dr. Richard von Ende, will open tonight in Radford Memorial Auditorium. See Page 9-B. SCHOOL WALLS .School board investigates wall crocks in three newly built ele- mentary school Page 1-E. MCCARTHY Associated Press Writer James Marlow says that the Republicans for the first time now have Senator Joe pinned Page 6-A. Jones County political posts are See Page 8-A. REV. SCOTT W. HICKEY won't run against women Stevens Changes Some Testimony WASHINGTON McCar- thy cried "perjury" today at Sec- retary Stevens and Democratic senators called for prosecutions as a result of what one termed Mc- Carthy's "fraudulent letter" epi- sode in the McCarthy-Army hear- ings. In swift and turbulent sequence: 1. The Senate Investigations sub- committee voted to send a daily transcript of its hearings to the Justice Department. This was on motion of Sen. McClellan 2. Sen. Symington. en- HICKEY OUT OF RACE Parson Will'Let Ladies Have' Treasurer's Job The Rev. Scott W. Hickey with- drew Thursday from the county reasurer's race. Pastor of Memorial Bap- Jst Church, the Rev. Hickey said lis religious work will interfere too much with campaigning for the of- ce. When he announced for the post, it was uncontested. Later two women, Mrs. and Mrs. L. Q. Campbell, filed for the po- sition. Both are widows. Aside from his church work, the Rev. Hickey stated he didn't wish to campaign against two women. "Let one of the ladies have he said. 10 MEN ABOARD Navy Plane Missing Over Gulf of Mexico -CORPUS.CHRISTI tft-The Na- val Air Station reported today that one of its flying boats, with ten men aboard, is missing in the Gulf of Mexico. Seaway Past First Barrier WASHINGTON Ml The House gave backers of. St. -Lawrence Seaway legislation a major victory today by turn- ing down an amendment to change financing provisions of the Senate-approved bill. WASHINGTON Wl-Supporters of the 20-year-old St. Lawrence sea- way plan boasted of unqualified confidence today as the House called up the controversial bill for a climactic vote. The Senate has passed the meas- ure. Solons to Watch WASHINGTON Ifl-Congression al leaders were invited to the White House today to watch Presi dent Eisenhower sign a record size highway aid bill united States to join with Canada n constructing a 27-foot-deep chan- nel up the St. Lawrence River so icean-going ships could steam from the Atlantic to Great Lakes ports. The House has.never before voted in the issue. Canada has officially informed his country that if the authoriza- ion does. not come this year, it vill proceed to build an all-Cana- [ian seaway on its side of the St. Lawrence.-So today's vote coulc decide the issue for the United States for all time. Former Prussian Princess Is Dead BAD KISSINGEN, Germany Former Crown 'Princess Cecilie of Prussia died here in her -sleep early today after a long illness. She was 67. Her son, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, head of. the former German royal house of Hohenzol- lern, and his wife Princess Kyra were at the bedside. Your Sunday Want Ad deadline on space ads ads requiring one inch or mere space noon Friday. Word ods will be accepted until noon Saturday. Call now so you won't forget. readers await your ad! which would authorize the The plane, a PBAf patrol bomb ers was on a routine training flight It was last heard from at abou 9 P.ITL Wednesday and at tha time reported its position as 7; miles east of Brownsville. The Navy said an-extensive search .of the; Gulf area is being made. The plane carried fuel sufficient to keep it aloft until 4 a.m. today The, Navy -withheld- .the names of the ten men abo'aSI. The Navy said seaplane pilots are supposed to report their posi tions hourly when over water. The 9 p.m. report was picked up by the New Orleans oversea oceanic control. At that time th pilot said he was 75 miles eas of Brownsville and headed'toward Brownsville and then Corpus Chris ti. On that schedule, a Navy spokes man said, the plane would hav arrived at the Naval Air Statior here about midnight. About 1 a.m. today a Coas Guard plane arid two other. PBM began- a At this morning five mor PBMs and 11'other aircraft joine the hunt: Ten more planes were sent short ly afterward' 16 'search the coas of Mexico.' A flare was spotted early thi morning before dawn by a Coas Guard plane but when the plan returned after daylight to searc the area nothing was sighted. The PBM is a-two-engine aii craft and lands on water. Happy Policeman Gilford Returns lo Force Monday Patrolman Mylon E. Gifford. 32, will return to work on the police force Monday. He's been away several months, during which he was hospitalized and underwent surgery. Gifford, strolling about the Po- lice Department Thursday, talked and looked like the happiest man in the world. He repeatedly expressed thanks for the kindness of fellow city em- ployes, the newspaper and the gen- eral public. Police and Fire Department employes made it possible for Gif- ford to draw his regular pay throughout his lengthy illness. Thej donated sufficiently from their accumulated leaves to provide that pay. Gifford received much mail This is the finest thing that ever happened to Gifford said Thursday. "I found out that friends are the best thing you can have." The officer was in the Big Spring veterans' hospital from Jan. 4 to 30. by MYLON E.-.GIfTORD thuritJ ta went an operation for the removal of two arteries-in his right-leg, to correct a circulatory trouble. orsing McClellan's move, said imeone was "absolutely guilty" violating the .law in connection ith McCarthy's getting material om a secret FBI report. He ailed McCarthy's document, cen- er of a storm yesterday, "this audulent letter." 3. McCarthy snapped that Sy- lington was "trying to punish hose who dare to give otit inform- :ion on espionage in secret radar aboratories" at Ft. Monmouth, .J. And ho charged that Syming- on and Sen. Jackson (D-Wash) were "part of a secret effort" to amper his investigation of Com- lunists in the Army. McCarthy- aid too he was sorry Symington" and Jackson, who walked out oh committee last year along McClellan, ever came back. .4. Secretary Stevens testified he lad made an error in earlier testi- mony to the subcommittee- He said he had been incorrect in stat- ng that after a Feb: 24 meeting the McCarthy subcommittee e had gone back to the Pentagon and conferred only with his staff. Met With Others Actually. Stevens said, he had ound on checking that be met with, 1 uniformed and civilian official! of the Pentagon, including then Undersecretary of Defense Roger M. Kyes, Army Chief of Staff Mat- .he'w S. Ridgway; Hen- sel, then Defense i Department connsel but now an assistant sec- retary of defense, and Fred Seaton, also an assistant secretary de- fense. ;0f the 21 present, Stevens said, 17 were members of ha jrtaff McCarthy hopped on OSi Oaagf of testimony with a declaration that it appeared to be a "dear-cit case of perjury." Ray H. Jenkins, special counsel o the subcommittee, told Mc- Carthy to confine himself to ask- ing questions of Stevens. CUUned 'Abuses' It was on Feb. 24 that Stevens met with Republican members of McCarthy's subcommittee and agreed to withdraw orders he had issued that Brig. Gen. Ralph Zwicker and some: other officers should disregard subpoenas from McCarthy. In issuing the orders; Stevens had claimed McCarthy 'abused" Zwicker at a closed bearing. McCarthy denied that. Stevens' agreement to withdraw his order was widely interpreted a "surrender" to 'McCarthy. Next day, Stevens issued a state- ment at the White House, with President Eisenhower's approval, declaring there was no surrender and he would not permit the abuse officers. 'Smear Flamed' McCarthy .contends that at the Feb. 24 Pentagon meeting plans were laid to issue a "smear re- port" against report which led to the present hearings. McCarthy challenged Stevens to say whether he had decided, to change his testimony after he learned that Seaton and "a news- man" had testified last night and this morning at a closed meeting of the subcommittee. "No, Stevens replied. McCarthy asked Stevens wheth- er John G. Adams, Army counse- had told Stevens that one member of the press "helped pre- pare" the Army.report. Answers Again "He did Replied Stevens. Under instructions from however. Stevens conferred with Adams and quoted Adams as say- ing the newsman was Joseph Al- (sop, a syndicated columnist for 1 the New York Herald-Tribune. McCarthy asked then if Adams had said helped prepare the Army-report. 'He did Stevens answered again. McCarthy demanded that Stevens check his diary on the point of whether a newsman at- tended the Feb. 24 conference. He suggested that the secretary do this before the transcript of today's hearing goes to the Justice De- partment. McCarthy told Stevens had complained to the secretary of "constant leaks and erroneous Stories from the Pentagon reflect- ing uporT.this Stevens said didn't recall tlis He said it was his policy "to do everything in my power to prevent leaks." In today's exchange, McCarthy charged Symington was "trying punish those who dare to give out information about in se- cret radar laboratorica"   

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