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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               SCATTERED SHOWERS Abilene 2. EVENING FINAL WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE S KETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXIU, No. 327 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, MAY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC HOODWINKING THE PUBLIC Above, law enforce- ment officers demonstrate hammer-and-nail gambling device which carnival employes used near Abilene to trick the public last week. From left are Bill Bateman. liquor control officer; Doyle Woody, county jailer; and Sheriff Ed Powell. Crooked nails at right used in the device invariably bend over so that carnival patrons can- not win money or prizes shown in background of top photo. (Staff photos by Don GIRLS PAY Carnival Employes Fined After Raid Four carnival employes paid a total of in fines and court costs after pleading guilty to mis- demeanors before Justice of the Peace H. F. Long of Abilene Sat- urday midnight. They are: C. M. Brock, 42, Jacksonville, Fla., gambling, fine and plus J10.50 costs. James Carleton Aldorf, 38, St. Louis, Mo., gambling, ?10 fine and 110.50 costs. Mary Humphrey, 19, Holden, Ga., indecent exposure, fine and costs. Storrney Hogetu 23, Amarillo, in- decent exposure, fine and Rains Strike North Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rains fell over the northern half of Texas Monday. Good, general rains fell mostly in North Central Texas. Denton had inches in the morning. Paris had 1.04. The rain belt extended as far south as Waco and stretched from Shreveport westward to Lubbock. One man received serious inju- ries when his pickup truck collided with a train at a Pilot Point cross- ing 18 miles north of Denton during a driving rainstorm. He was Bent Booe, 64. a Pilot Point farmer. Witnesses said they believed the windows of Booe's pickup truck "fogged up" and he did not see the approaching train. Two air masses that fought to a draw spread the thunderstorms, rain, drizzle, fog and overcast across the state. costs. Sheriff Ed Powell said the quar- tet was arrested at a carnival op- erated by Alamo Shows of San Antonio. Officers raided the show about p.m. Saturday in a lot along U. S. Highways 83-277 just across from the Park Drive-In The- ater a short distance north of Abi- lene. The investigation began after the carnival moved here Tuesday, Powell.said.' Earlier attempts by a plain "clothes offlder to dete'ct the "girlie show" were unsuccess- fun when carnival employes learned the identity of the officer. Subsequently an undercover man attended the show and the two removed their clothing, Powell said. The gambling charge arose in connection with a hammer-and-nail device in which carnival patrons drove nails into a two-by-four plank in an effort to win prizes, Powell said. Bets were placed in connection with driving the nails, he said. When the bets became sufficient- ly high, the carnival employes s'ub- stituted a crooked nail for a straight nail so that the patron could not win, he said. Powell said a package of crooked nails was recovered. Ef- forts failed when officers tried to drive the crooked nails into the plank without bending the nails, he said! The carnival left town after the raid. Envoy Boost Set CAIRO, Egypt and the Vatican plan to raise their re- spective diplomatic representa- tions from legation to embassy level, an Egyptian Foreign Office source said today. ARMISTICE GREETINGS French President Rene Coty bows to greet amputee Joseph Faussone, Foreign legion warrant officer who lost both legs and suffered an injury in Indochina, during Armistice Day ceremonies tt Paris' Arch of Triumph. Indochina Reds Veto French Peace Terms )afe for Tye ncorporalion Vote Deferred Tye residents will get an oppor- unity to vote on incorporation, but election date will not be set rior to Thursday. This was reported by County udge Reed Ingalsbe at noon Mon- ay following a session of the Tay- or County Commissioners Court. D. E. Thomas, Tye, requested at he meeting that action be delayed util Thursday so that he can de- ermine how much 'of his land be inside the corporate city mits if voters approve the pro- osal. County Attorney Tom Todd gave legal opinion that the law re- uires the county judge to order re election, when 20 qualified res- dents request one. Twenty-four persons requested he Tye election in a signed pe- ition last Friday. Check on Signers Judge Ingalsbe said the petition fas turned over Monday morning o Raymond Petree, county tax as- essor-collector. Petree is to de- ermme if the petition signers are egally qualified residents of the rea. The judge said he will delay set- ing the election date at least until Thursday, in response to the re- quest by Thomas. In other business, commissioners liscussed- financing the "acquisi- ion of a right of way in Precinct 2 (from Tye to the Nolan County ine) for U. S. Highway 80. This discussion included George Buescher, Jr., manager of First iouthwest Co. in Abilene, an in- vestment concern. Buescher dis- :ussed various ways the financing could be handled. Commissioners ook no action Monday morning. Commissioners approved bills or April as submitted by County Auditor Herbert Middleton. ike's Guards Decide Death Try's a Hoax WASHINGTON UK President Eisenhower didn't know it, butj Secret Service agents spent a busy' weekend investigating a reported threat to assassinate him. Secret Service chief U. E. Baugh- man says of the report now that is "satisfied there was nothing to it." But he reached that con- clusion only after his men had worked long hours checking every angle, he said. The report Baughman got was that there would be an attempt on Eisenhower's life yesterday after- n o o n at Fredericksburg, Va., where the chief executive drove to place a wreath at the grave of Mary Ball Washington, mother of the nation's first President. Fred- ericksburg is about 45 miles south of Washington. The Mother's Day ceremony, witnessed by several thousand people standing in the rain, went off without incident. Tells After Rites And it wasn't until after the President and Mrs. Eisenhower had started back to Washington that Fredericksburg Police Chief A. G. Kendall told of the "threat" to kill the President and of the precautions taken to prevent it. Kendall told newsmen a Negro man he termed "reliable" visited Fredericksburg police headquar- iters Saturday and said he hat been approached with plans to "knock-the President off." Ken dall declined to name the man saying that to do so might place him In danger. He quoted the man as saying he had been approached by two other men who asked him if he wanted to make S500. The police chief quoted his iiformant as say- ing the pair showed him a rifle with telescopic sights and told him they planned to shoot the Presi- dent from a rooftop. Told Secret Service Kendall said the man arranged to meet the pair again Saturday night, then came to police with the story, and was told to keep the rendezvous. But he lost his nerve, Kendall continued, and po- lice located him and kept him in protective custody overnight. Kendall said he communicated with the Secret Service as soon as the man came to police. He said the informant was "ques- tioned, questioned and questioned, but we coudn't break his story down." "Even he said, "we don't know if his story was true or not true." MATERNITY WARD With a discerning eye, this pigeon selected a fifth-floor fire escape just outside the maternity ward at St. John's Hospital in St. Louis as a good place to hatch her eggs. Nurses contributed bits of cotton .as nest-feathering material. Offering a drink of water to the expectant mother is student nurse Joanne Otten. De Castries Alive, Prisoner of Keels Fort's Wounded Will Be Removed GENEVA The Communists "totally" rejected French terms for an Indochinese armistice today. They :ountered with an eight-point plan of then- own. The Communists agreed, however, to cooperate in quick iction to remove the wounded from fallen Dien Bien Phu, The Communist armistice plan was submitted to the nine- jarty Indochinese conference by the deputy premier of the Vietminh, Pham Van Dong, after he assailed the French ilan for an internationally guaranteed armistice. Major loints of the Communist plan were: Recognition of the Communist regimes of Vietminh, ,aos and latter two labelled by the French as "phantom" governments. Informed quarters said British Foreign Secretary An- hony Eden and Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov agreed this morning that the nine-party Indochinese Con- erence could go ahead without waiting for a solution of he procedural snag on in- Rain Heavy At Maverick; Trace Here A cool front that moved through Abilene Sunday night brought rains ranging from a trace here to about an inch at Maverick in Runnels County 15 miles northwest of Hal- linger. The Reporter-News correspondent at-Ballinger said "it looked like" a heavy shower was falling south of SalUnger it 10 a.m. Balltager TGportcd: -.25" PP 'inch, Bronte received 35 of an inch TOKYO, Tuesday Vietminh communique broadcast by Peipinf Radio said today Brig. Gen. Chris- tian de Castries was among those captured at the Indochina fortress of Dien Bien Phu. The communique for the first time mentioned the heroic com- mander by name and confirmed previous reports that he had been THE WEATHER VS. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BtJREAC ABILENE AND VICINITY Mostly cloudy and cool Monday and Monday nltfht. Partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday after- noon; scattered showers throughont the High temperature Monday GO. low Honday night 50, high Tuesday In the 70's. MORE MORE MORE NORTH TEXAS Consider- able cloudiness with scattered showers and bcal thunderstorms tnis afternoon, tonight and Tuesday mostly in the north portion. WEST TEXAS Considerable cloudiness Ihis afternoon, tonight and Tuesday with scattered thunderstorms in west portion. Wanner in Panhandle and upper South Plains, EAST TEXAS Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and local thunder' storms mostly in the north portion. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy and warm with scattered thonder- showers in the northwest portion. TEMPERATURES Sun. P. M. Men. A. M. 65 83 66 8> 65 S3 65 82 64 81 61 78 5B 73 57 72 55 70 54 70 53 67 5  many years. Page 1-B. iting additional participants. Speaking for the West, Eden oped to get Molotov'to withdraw lis demands for the inclusion of wo newly created "phantom" Red Indochinese governments in the parley. The two foreign ministers met irivately in advance of the second iession of the talks on Indochina aler today. Western sources said Red ence that rebel movements in ,aos and Cambodia be invited to he talks might wreck the china negotiations at the Far East- em conference. American intelligence officers said the so-called governments had been created early in April for the purpose of stalling the Geneva con- ference. French sources describe them scattered gangs of brig ands roaming -remote.-interior areas of the two Indochinwe kingdoms. Backei Pham Van Dong's demand wss backed by Molotov and Commu- nist China's Chou En-lai, The de- iate following snarled the opening meeting on Indochina for almost three hours. A high American source said the next three days would tell whether lien; will be peace in Indochina. There was some speculation among Western sources that the Beds might be making a propa- ganda gesture and were not ready :o stage a real fight that might disrupt the peace talks. Nine delegations were present at the opening Big Four, Red China, the Vietminh, and the French-sponsored govern- ments of the Indochina states, Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos. Ignore BMantt The Reds at Saturday's session completely ignored French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault's propos- al for an Indochina truce to be guaranteed by the countries parti- cipating in the talks here. The key provisions of the French plan were: (1) a halt in the fight- ing; (2) withdrawal of all forces from Cambodia and Laos excep those of the French-recognize! governments; (3) assembly of al opposing forces in Viet Nam, reg ular and irregular, in zones to be agreed upon by the conference (4) liberation of war prisoners an< civilian internees; and (5) interna tional control of the execution o the agreement. The correspondent there said rain started about midnight and continued off and on until about 3 a.m. No wind damage was re- ported. Throckmorton reported _.70. Has- fcell and Seymour both had a trace. Fort Worth had had more than an inch at noon and a hard rain was reported at Hamilton in Hamilton County. Other rainfalls reported were .07 of an inch at Stamford and still misting at 9-.M a.m., and a trace at llerkel with a light sprinkle l still in progress at a.m. Total rainfall for Abilene this year has amounted to 5.90 inches. Normal rainfall up until this time is 6.06. Mercury Dives The front also lowered tempera- tures here from a high Sunday afternoon of 83 to a low of53 Monday morning. At a.m. the front was sta- tionary about 50 miles south of Abilene, causing precipitation in an area SO miles south of Abilene, northward to Oklahoma City, east to the Louisiana border, and 100 miles northwest of here and about 90 miles southwest of here, tin Weather Bureau said. The front is expected to move back north through Abilene Tues- day, bringing warmer weather. The cloudy condition should end by noon Tuesday, the Weather Bureau said. Stevens Told to Get Names Of Men Behind Peress Move WASHINGTON inves- tigators today ordered Secretary of the Army Stevens to submit the names of Army officials respon- sible for giving Maj. Irving Pe- by Sen. McCarthy as a "Fifth Amendment Commu- honorable discharge. The action came on a ruling by Chairman Mundt (R-SD) of the committee looking into the Mc- Carthy-Army dispute after the group postponed until later in the day a showdown on the question of cutting short public hearings. Mundt ordered a closed after- noon session to discuss a proposal by Sen. Dirtsen (R-I11) that public testimony be limited to Stevens and McCarthy and that any other testimony be taken in closed session. .Dirkssn's proposal brought protest from Army Counsel Joseph N. Welch that this would "do vio- lence to justice and equity" and a suggestion from Sen. Syming- ton (D-Mo) that it was an effort to sweep the charges "under tbt rug." Symington said he for one in- sisted the inquiry be held in a "goldfish bowl." Sen. Potter (K-Mich) retorted there was no effort to sweep the matter under the rug but there was no point in "hearing the same story told 10 times in 10 different ways." Chairman Mundt, indicating he would go along with the Army, said be felt no procedure should be imposed over objections from principals. Mundt said if the hearings con- tinue as originally scheduled, it would take at least "three or four weeks more." Once the argument over trimming down the hearings was laid aside, Roy M. Cohn, general counsel to McCarthy's subcommit tee, begin questioning now in his 13th day''on the witness stand. Cohn demanded that Stevens give the committee the names of officials named in an inspector 4 general's report as having had hand in the promotion and honor- able discharge for Peress. Peress, a New York dentist, was honorably discharged from the Army last winter after refusing to answer questions from McCarthy as to whether he had had Commu- nist affiliations. Sen. McCIellan (D-Ark) sided with McCarthy in the demand for the names and Mundt ruled that Stevens must give them to the committee, although the chairman said that they might not re- leased publicly. Cohn told the committee the de- mand for the siames was based on the McCarthy camp's cccUn- tion that John G. AdamtV Army counselor, had in February he would "acutely ruted" by disclosure tity of those responsible for the Pertn action became Adams hadn't "followed up" on the caw. Stevens said be did not have at moment.   

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