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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               POSSIBLE SHOWERS "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVEMNB FINAL VOL. LXX1H, No. 331 Associated Pros (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 14, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC BUT WHERE'S HIS WALLET? Weldon Rives, left, McMurry senior, finds his pictures. Where's the billfold? Lt. George Sutton, center, and Ranger George Roach didn't know. (Staff Photo by David Fire Station Site Bought For Site for a future fire station was purchased by the city Friday morning for City Commission voted the ac- tion. The tract, 140 by 150 feet, is in the southwest corner of the North Second and Mulberry Sts. inter- section. It is roughly one-fourth block. Purchase was made from Mrs. Alice Britton Jackson, a widow, of Los Angeles, Calif., and others. The commission plans to sub- mit a bond issue to the voters this year. Part of the proceeds would be used to build two new fire .star lions, including the one at North Second and Mulberry Sts. Air-Conditioning Let Contract for air-conditioning the terminal building at the Munici- pal Airport was awarded to Hen- derson Refrigeration Co., Abilene. That bid was A zoning ordinance was adopted on the first of two required read- ings. Public hearing and final hearing were set for June 4. This would keep all of Tangle- wood and River Oaks Additions in Zone A (one-family The same type of zone would ap- ply to the south extension of Elm- wood West. The ordinances places in Zone C (apartments) the tract to be oc- cupied by the Woman's Club at the northeast corner of River Oaks, Section 2. Under the ordinance all the area now 'within the city limits north of North First St. and West of Mockingbird Lane will be Zone J (light RANGER RETURNS 14 Abilene Collegians Claiming Billfolds VISITS TOLD The Billfold Bandit. May sound like a two-bit detec- tive novel, but the words fit a youth who light-fingered his way through 17 colleges, collecting 120 billfolds. The stolen wallets were brought to Abilene Thursday by Texas Ran- ger George Roach of Stephehville, who's been .on the case since it broke April 23. He and Lt. George. Sutton of the police department set up shop Fri- day morning at McMurry College, where nine students finally identi- fied their papers or billfolds. Fourteen billfolds had been pre- viously identified by Roach as be- longing, to Abilene from McMurry. one IJrom Hardin-L Simmons, and five from Abilene Christian College. The ranger said that cataloging Showers Possible Today, Saturday .Two chances for showers in the Abilene area were seen Friday morning by C. E. Sitchler, chief meteorologist at the U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport. The first chance was for Friday afternoon. The second was for Sat- urday. He forecast "air mass show- ers." Additional moisture has moved into this area from the Gulf since the recent rains, he said. But no fronts were approaching Friday morning, he added. The showers were forecast on the basis of moisture already in the area, he said. SUNDAY HEADL9NERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS The rains came. And everybody said that was nice. But how nice? State Editor Katharyn Duff has asked Key City business leaders what they think the rains mean to Abilene and Central West Texas in.dollars and cents. Their remarks will be carried in this Sunday's Reporter-News. How are Abilene school buildings standing up? Earle Walker will report this Sunday on some conditions in some of the newer schools. Pictures by Staff Photo- grapher Don Hutcheson will illustrate the article. .You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Report- er-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. of billfolds still having identifica- tion in them took about 14 hours'- u'ork. H-SU students, the lightest hit, were to come by the police sta- tion around noon for possible iden- tifications. Roach and Lt. Sutton were to go to ACC at p.m. First Abilene student to get his belongings hack was Weldon Rives, a McMurry senior from Rotan. Because of the "Billfold Rives had a sad Christmas. His wallet contained in cash and a check when it was taken his bedside at night. "I usually lock my door and put my billfold in Rives said Friday. "That'particiilar night jock -.the and ipeft my billfold on the desk top." A double blow for him was that had the theft occurred a day later, he wouldn't have lost as much money. He had planned to do his Christmas -shopping the next day. All McMurry students looked at the picture of the youth suspected of stealing the wallets. No one re- called ever seeing him. The youth wanted for question- ing is George Chester Sewell. 21, former North Texas State College student. He was enrolled at NTSC in 1952 and 1953. He was dropped from school in January, Ranger Roach stated. Sewell also is wanted by a Dal- las auto finance company. He al- legedly put a down payment on a 1949 Chevrolet sedan and made no further, payments. Two days after he purchased the car, he Bought a tire at Dallas firm, paid a-few dollars down, but didn't pay the balance. Rangers caught up with him when he left the car for repairs in a garage near Weatherford. When he never, showed up, the trunk was opened by lawmen and the billfolds were discovered. A picture of Sewell in the front of the car checked with his'col- lege yearbook photo. North Texas college officials also identified the picture as being one of Sewell. After his work in Abilene is com- pleted, Ranger Roach will go to Texas Tech in Lubbock, another one of the 17 burglarized colleges. Adams Can't Detail 'High Level Meet' WASHINGTON !fl-An Eisenhow- er administration bar today shut off any detailed testimony about high-level conferences on the Mc- Carthy-Army row. but two sen- ators related behind-the-scenes Army approaches to Sen. McCarthy calls "blackmail" attempts. In dramatic moments, Sens. Dirksen (R-U1) and Mundt (R-SD) stepped from their roles on the bench of the McCarthy-Army hear- ings to testify about visits they received last January from Army counselor John G. Adams. Both agreed that Adams poured out a story of pressure from the McCarthy subcommittee, and par- ticularly from Roy M. Cohn. its general counsel, in behalf of Pvt. David Schine. drafted former con- sultant to the subcommittee. Wanted Cohn Fired Both Dirksen and Mundst said, too, their first reaction was that, if the charges were true Cohn must be fired, and that when they dis- cussed the matter with Sen. Mc- Carthy he declared he would not submit to "blackmail." The committee recessed at p.m. until 2 p.m. with Sen. Potter another Republican sub- committee member, is preparing to testify under oath about his confer- ace with Adams in January. Dirksen touched off the round of senatorial testimony by dramat- cally asking and receiving per- mission to be sworn as a witness. His request came in the .midst of row over the propriety of ex- iloring publicly the roles of top Vhite House aides and Atty. Gen. Brownell in a Justice Department onference last Jan. 21. Adams Balks Adams was a witness for his bird day and had balked at telling who said what at the meeting he first mentioned on Wednesday. The Army's special counsel, Joseph N. Welch, said Adams was barred from answering by orders from "the-executive department." Chairman Mundt (R-SD) ruled that Adams himself had brought up the subject and could not re- use to answer questions about it. But in the upshot Mundt gave Adams until after the noon recess o cheek back and determine whether he could say just, where hese instructions came from. Adams had said his instructions came to him through Deputy Sec- of Defense Robert P. And- irson. But, Adams added, he under- stood Anderson's role was that of merely "transmitting the instruc- ions." Adams first mentioned the high- eve! conference oh Monday. He related then that on Jan. 21 there was a meeting in the office of Atty. Gen. Brownell and that Sher- man Adams, assistant to the Pres- dent, suggested at that time the Army counselor "prepare a chro- lology of the Army's difficulties vitri Sen. McCarthy and Roy M. Talks on Getting UNinWarSlated City Manager Re-appointed; Malcom Casts Only No Vote City Manager Austin P. Hancock re-appointed for ,a year by le City Commission Friday morn- Commissioner J. Floyd Malcom, ong-time critic of Hancock' cast ie only "no" vote. Malcom made o comment. All members of the commission present. They- voted "aye" except Malcom. The other annual appointments Defore the commission were made unanimously. Re-named on the commission's wn motion were: Lila Fern Mart- n, city secretary; Alex'Bickley, ity attorney; C. Z. Hallmark, po- Ships to Japan TOKYO Ul Japan and the United States today signed an agreement transferring two U.S. destroyers and two destroyer es- corts to Japan on a loan basis. Reds Propose Neutrals For Truce Supervision GENEVA tfl Russia proposed today that any settlement of the Indochina conflict be carried out under the supervision of a Neutral Nations' Supervisory Commission. This represented a major modifi- cation in the Communist1 position. Soviet Foreign Minister Vyache- slav M.'Molotov made his propo- sal to the nine-party Indochina con- ference a few minutes before French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault had declared international control was an essential condition in any settlement. Molotov conceded that the earlier proposals of Communist-led Viet- minh did not provide for adequate and then submitted his proposal as a supplement to Uw Vietminh plan. There was no immediate word from the Western powers as to whether the Soviet proposal would satisfy, them on the question of supervision. The French position was spelled out by Bidault less than 24 hours after the government of Premier Joseph Laniel received a slim vote of confidence. A source close to Bidault said he was happy about the French confidence vote but. realized the slim two-vote margin of victory did not do much to strengthen his hand in tryuir; to: resist Commu- nist peace terms. Observers in Paris, however, felt Bidault.'s Geneva had been weakened because it was now a question-whether he represents a majority of the French Parlia- ment. Many deputies who vote ase, since control of conditions around the base was one-reason the commission gave for annex- ing the territory proposed. He argued that the Sheriffs De- partment could look after the crime and morals matters just as well as "city police. He "asked City Atty. Bickley whether the annexa- tion would create any sanitation laws not already existing (in state Bickley said, no. Duke said annexing to and around the military field would lie upheld by the courts as legal. He cited a case involving .thi City Wichita Falls. Mitt Clack' declared that under See PROTEST, Pf. frA, CM.   

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