Abilene Reporter News, May 20, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 20, 1954, Abilene, Texas SCATTERED SHOWERS®he Abilene ¿Reporter ~J8teti)S MORNING"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" ByronVOL. LXXI1I, NO. 337 Auociated Pres, (AF)    ABILENE.    TEXAS.    THURSDAY    MORNING,,    MAY    20.    1954    —TWENTY-EIGHT    PAGES    IN    TWO    SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c SC    •    ■p*' Hearings r To Start Again WASHINGTON, May 19 fAWThe Eisenhower administration threw the switches today to start the Mc-Carthy-Army hearings rolling •gain next Monday. President Eisenhower personally called for a resumption of the televised inquiry—“Let the chips fall where they may,” he declared. Next, with the President’s endorsement, Secretary of the Army Stevens took sole responsibility on behalf of the Army for the actions that led to its head-on collision with Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). Mundt Makes Announcement In the wake of this one-two team play. Acting Chairman Mundt <R-SD> said the temporarily sidetracked inquiry will resume Monday. He told newsmen the hearings should not last more than another week or 10 days. Mundt said he expected Stevens would be asked to repeat under oath today's denial that the Army’s moves were masterminded by White House or other top officials. The hearings still did not have • clear track, however. Eisenhower flatly refused to lift his secrecy order which—to his astonishment, he told a news con- j ference—stalled the inquiry last Monday. It’s ‘Stacked Deck’ And McCarthy, who has blasted this order as an “iron curtain,” barring him from presenting his full case against his Pentagon antagonists, shifted figures of speech and said the order makes him play against a “stacked deck.” The Wisconsin senator said he doesn’t know what his course will be, but: “I just don’t want to go ahead with a stacked deck." Stevens came up, and Eisenhower registered full agreement, with a firm answer to one hitherto unanswered question. That was the big question which bogged down the inquiry last Monday: Were Army officials acting on their own, or were the White House and Justice Department calling the signals, when the Pentagon charged McCarthy and aides with improper pressure to get favors for Pvt. G. David Schine? Eisenhower’s secrecy order forbade hxjtiy witnesses to talk about conversations with the White House and other officials. McCarthy and some of the investigating senators took the position this made it impossible to fix responsibility for the Army’s acts. Hopes for Indochina Peace Fade at Geneva -¿SC: CHANGE OF PACE, PLACE—Joseph Welch, left, special counsel for the Army in the McCarthy-Army dispute, and Ray Jenkins, special counsel for the Senate Investigations subcommittee, sit on a stairway of the senate office building in Washington for a chat during suspension ot the hearings.    _________ LOAN INSURANCE CUT Committee Votes To 'Tighten' FHA WASHINGTON, May 19 (J*-The Senate Banking Committee voted today to limit FHA insurance on home repair loans to 85 per cent of the total loan, and to require the home owner to deal directly with the banker making the loan. The committee wrote these and other restrictions into a general housing measure it is preparing, in an effort to end abuses under which some fast-talking salesmen allegedly have used the lure of ea*y loans to bilk unsuspecting home owners. Burden to Bankers The actions had the effect of putting on the hankers some of the burden of making certain the loans are worthwhile, but Chairman Capehart (R-Ind) said this would “not have a deterrent effect on the program.” Heretofore the FHA has underwritten the full amount of the home BRECKENRIDGE MACHINIST Man Calls Funeral Home, Shoots Self BRECKENRIDGE, May 19 (RNS) — A 43-year-old Brecken-ridge machinist was found dead of a gunshot wound Wednesday afternoon minutes after he had called for an ambulance to come after him. James Clifford Lusby phoned Satterwhite Funeral Home about 3 p. m. “Hank, come get me in 10 minutes,” he told H. H. Satterwhite. Lusby gave no further explanation, but Satterwhite said he sounded as though he might be sick at his stomach. When Satterwhite arrived at the Lusby home, 202 East Maple St., he found Lusby lying on the kitchen floor. Nearby was a .38 calibre special Winchester rifle. Lusby had been shot underneath the chin, with the bullet coming out of the top of his head. Justice of the Peace L. T. Woodall, who was called to the scene, returned a verdict of death by self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lusby was alone at the time he was shot. His wife, employed by the Retail Merchants Association, was away from home. working. Their daughter, LyndaL was at Breckenridge High School, where she is a senior. Lusby had lived in Breckenridge since coming here as a child in the town’s oil boom days. He was born Nov. 13, 1910, at Fort Worth. Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by his step-mother, Mrs. M. M. Lusby of Frankston; two sisters, Mrs. Percy Yoakum of Kilgore and Mrs. Leroy Pothoff of Gladewater; one brother, Raymond of Hobbs, N. M.; five stepsisters, Mrs. E. T. Aturey of Santa Monica. Calif., Mrs. Jimmie Clifton of Conroe, Mrs. Boyd Putman of Austin, Mrs. Lorene Tharp of Frankston and Mrs. R. H. Thompson of Breckenridge. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Satterwhite Funeral Home. repair loans it insured, guaranteeing the lenders against any loss. Under the new provision, the lender would be required to take 15 per cent of the risk on each such loan. In addition, Capehart said, the loan documents “must be signed on the premise of the lender or in the presence of an official of the lending institution.” This presumably would prevent a salesman from taking loan papers to a home-owner, getting him to sign before the work had started, and then Collecting the proceeds of the loan. It would also tend to prevent banks from dealing in loans for home repairs hundreds of miles away, where they might not be aware of conditions. Ike’s Request Rejected The committee rejected President Eisenhower’s request that the maximum loan be increased to $3,-000 and the repayment period to five years. Instead, it voted unanimously to retain the present ceilings of $2.500 and three years. It also voted: 1. To prohibit multiple repair loans, so that no home owner could have more than $2,500 outstanding at any one time. 2. To give the FHA specific statutory authority to suspend dealers and salesmen “who abuse the program.” 3. To prevent “improper use” of the FHA’s name in advertising by home repair salesmen and dealers. 4. To limit participation to lending institutions supervised by a state or federal agency. 5. To restrict the types of improvements allowed under the program. Fire Station Bids Opened For Air Base J. J. Holmes of Austin was the apparent low bidder on a crash and structural fire station at Abilene Air Force Base, Col. H. R. Hallock, Fort Worth district engineer of the Corps of Engineers, announced Wednesday from his Fort Worth office. Holmes’ bid was $88,361. Second low bidder was Clark and Caleb of Denton, $89,600. Government estimate for the 11,000-square foot masonry-constructed building was $98,815. Highest bid submitted for the fire station was $122,900, Col. Hallock said. Another bid-opening is scheduled Thursday on an 8,400-square foot chapel. Col. Hallock said. Hallock said construction on the fire station will probably start in two weeks. Lt. Col. Jack O. Brown, Eighth Air Force liaison officer for the base, said Wednesday that work on the electrical grid duct system started earlier this month. This is the 10th contract on which work has started. Work is being done by the Embrey Electric Co. of Roswell, N.M. This job involved installation of a grid-duct system on the aircraft parking apron. __ 4 m. Ill DROWNING TRAGEDY—The body of Marvin Martin is carried away from the creek where the youth had drowned a short time before. From left to right are Det. Warren Dodson. Det. Lt. George Sutton, and Wendell Hess and Burl King, both employes of Kiker-Warren Funeral Home. (Staff Photo by Don Hutcheson) BOY, 13, SLIPS, FALLS McCarthy, Stassen Clash Over Trade WASHINGTON, May 19 lff>—Sen. McCarthy < R-Wis) and Harold E. Stassen, the administration’s foreign aid chief, clashed angrily today over the effectiveness of America’s efforts to control strategic trade with the Communists. McCarthy, in a Senate speech, said that with the possibility of American intervention in Indochina, “It is criminal folly to give money to ‘allies’ who ... are shipping the sinews of military and economic strength to our enemies.” 10th State Hospital Patient In 5 Years Drowns in Creek Marvin Martin, 13. Wednesday afternoon became Abilene State Hospital’s 10th drowning victim since September, 1949, according to statistics released Wednesday by Dr. Vernon T. Watley, hospital superintendent. Martin drowned shortly after 1:30 p. m. after he slipped into Cedar Creek just north of South 15th St., police reported. He was accompanied by Vernon Ray Click, 9, another patient at the hospital. Area Road Bids Total $892,239 American Composer Charles Ives Dies NEW YORK (£>■—Charles E. Ives, 79, American composer and Pulitzer Prize Winner, died early Wednesday at Roosevelt Hospital. Ives, who wrote music as ft hobby, was a partner in the insurance brokerage firm of Ives & Myrick, one of the largest businesses of its kind in the country. He began his business career as a clerk for the Mutual Life Insurance Co. and later formed his own firm. wicuFR HOUSE AWAY—The R. E. Oldrup home in the southeastern New FLOOT» WA^    u    {loated    a    block    down    the    Spring    River    channel    as    a    flash    flood MexiM city of Kosw ^ ^ More than 750 were forted to flee their homes. Vast°areas ol eastern New Mexico, parched by a long drought, have been looded by severe thunderstorms. Low bids totalling $892,239 on three road construction projects in the 13-county Abilene highway district were received Wednesday by the State Highway Department at Austin. In addition, a low bid of $56,495 for construction of a resident engineer office building in Abilene was received. This brought the district's two day total to $1,538,523. Fifteen miles of U. S. Highway 380 will be completely rebuilt from Albany to Moran. Work will include structures, flexible base and hot mix asphaltic concrete surface. The highway will be widened from 20 to 24 feet. J. R. Fanning of Lubbock submitted a low bid of $519,524 on project. When the work is complete, it will make a modern first class highway out of the old road that was built in the early 1920s, Jake Roberts, district highway engineer, said. Big Seal Coat Job A second project is for 166 miles of seal coat on roads in Shackelford, Borden, Fisher. Callahan, Jones, Howard, Taylor, Mitchell, Scurry and Kent Counties. Hunter Strain of San Angelo submitted a low bid of $166,482 on the project. Seal coating will be done on State Highways 29 and 350, Ranch Road 33, and Farm Roads 601, 57, 611, 880. 707, 669, 700, 606. 644, 1082, 603, 604, 605, 576 1083, 1085, 1228 and 1564. Seal coat — one more coat of stone and asphalt — will be put on these roads in sections that are showing stress and will not go through another winter without leaking water into the base, Roberts said. Included in the project will be levelling, widening and strength ening with hot asphaltic mix concrete of U. S. Highway 180 from the Jones-Shackelford County line east to the intersection of U. S Highway 380 in Albany. The highway will be widened from 20 to 24 feet. A third project is for 40 miles of levelling, widening and strengthening with hot mix asphaltic concrete of State Highway 36 from Farm Road 18 near the Abilene Municipal Airport to Cross Plains. The highway will be widened from 20 to 24 feet. Collins Construction Co. of Austin submitted a low bid of $206,235 on this project. The new resident engineer office building here is to be built about 150 feet north of the present highway district office at North 13th and College Dr., Roberts said. Boyd McDaniel of Abilene submitted a low bid on the building of $56,495. 2 Engineers’ Offices Roberts said the building will be a one-story duplex-type office. It will include a drafting room and office for a resident engineer on each side. It will house about 30 workers. Wade Crawford, senior resident engineer, and his staff will occupy one side. The other will be occupied by R. W. Domann, senior resi dent engineer, and his staff. At present Crawford has only a field office at Trent. He is engineer on the building of the overpass over the T&P tracks wfest of Trent, the overpass between Trent and Sweetwater over the See AREA ROAD, Pg. 2-A, Cftl. 5 Officers quoted Click as saying Martin was scared by a snake as they were walking along the creek bai|k and accidentally slipped into the Writer. The nine-year-old youth told officers that Martin caught on a tree snag and was unable to free himself. Click said he threw a wooden box which was lying on the bank to Martin but that Martin was unable to reach the box. The child then ran a distance of about one and one-half blocks to the Bethlehem Supply Co., 302 South 15th St., and summoned help from Jimmy Wooten, company manager. Wooten followed Click to the scene and immediately began searching for Martin’s body. In the meantime employes at the supply company notified officers and firemen. The body was found by firemen about 2:15 p. m. after they had dragged the area. The body was found in water about 10 to 12 feet deep about 15 feet from the bank. An inquest held by Justice of Peace W. T. St. John ruled that death was due to accidental drowning. Martin was pronounced dead by Dr. Watley. The youth was born Nov. 4, 1940 in Cochran County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Martin. The body will be shipped to San Diego, Calif., where his parents reside, for burial, a spokesman at Kiker - Warren Funeral Home said Wednesday night. First Stamford Wheat Harvested STAMFORD, May 19, (RNS»— First wheat harvested in Jones County arrived Wednesday in Stamford. It was brought in by B. W. Thane who farms east of Stamford. Thane cut the wheat Monday before the rains and stored it until bringing it to town The harvest averaged 12 bushels to the acre and weighed 60 pounds per bushel, with 14.5 per cent of moisture content. It is Triumph variety and was planted last September. Thane pastured the land until the middle of April The first load totaled 175 bushels. De Valera Trailing In Early Irish Vote DUBLIN, Thursday, May 20 »¿B— Premier Eamon de Valera’s Fian-na Fail (Men of Destiny) party fell slowly behind early today in Ireland’s general election. The counting of ballots from Tuesday’s voting had not reached the halfway mark before it was apparent opposition leader John Costello had a good chance of winning a majority in the Dail (Parliament). GENEVA, May 19 <*>-Hope of achieving peace in the jungle war of Indochina faded almost to tbft vanishing point at the Geneva con« ference tonight. East and West suspended negotiations for an armistice for on« day after devoting more than three hours to wrangling over an old dispute—recognition of the so-called “phantom governments” of Laos and Cambodia. Makes Long Speech Pham Van Dong, the Vietminh foreign minister, spent lVh hours trying to persuade the West, to invite delegations of the two “resistance” governments to Geneva. The West is unanimous in regarding these governments as Communist inventions with no claims to conference seats. Delegates of the Western-recognized governments of Laos and Cambodia spoke after Dong, a conference source said, and restated their opposition to Dong’s proposals. Today’s was the third secret session of the conference. At the first restricted session Monday. Foreign Minister Georges Bidault of France presented a detailed armistice plan designed to bring about a quick end to the war. Apparently it has not even dented the Communist opposition. Another on Friday A communique issued after thft meeting said only: “The nine delegations continued in restricted session the discussion of peace in Indochina. A further meeting in restricted session will be held on May 21 (Friday).” Britain's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden proposed the one day “cooling off” period to permit delegations to confer informally. Soviet Foreign Minister V.M. Molotov accepted the suggestion, and expressed the wish the delegates could soon get down to a study of actual drafts, particularly on thft military aspects of the problem. The one - day suspension apparently was agreed upon among the Big Three at a long meeting earlier today. Subsequently Eden called upon Molotov, presumably to propose the idea to the Soviet leader. The Big Three will meet again tomorrow in an effort to devise some strategy which will bring the Indochina talks’down to the discussion of concrete and explicit plans for an armistice. NEWS INDEX SECTION Woman's News . Food.......... 4, 5  6 Oil ............ 14,    15 SECTION 8 Sports.............4,    5 Editorials.............6 Comics........... ...    7 Classified ods.....8,    9,    10 Form ft Morkets.......11 Radio ft TV    logs.....11 Tuscola Executive Elected Stale Bankers' Treasurer TUSCOLA, May 19. (RNS) — Doyle Taylor, executive vice-president of the First State Bank of Tuscola, was elected treasurer of the Texas Bankers Association at its 65th annual state convention in San Antonio Wednesday. Taylor has been connected with the bank here for 20 years. He was elected to his present position in 1949. Prior to that he was cashier. In addition, he is »a director of the Coleman County State Bank at Coleman. He was elected a director of the National Association of Bankers, Auditors, and Controllers last Saturday night at its regular regional meeting in the Wooten Hotel in Abilene. Of a prominent banking family in Coleman, Taylor is a member of several civic organizations in South Taylor County. He is a member of the First Baptist Church in Tuscola, South Taylor County Lions Club, Masonic Lodge and the Dallas Consistory. He is married and has two boys. John M. Griffin, retiring vice-president of the association, was elected president automatically. He is president of the City National Bank at Taylor, Tex. Neal Greer of Citizens National Bank, Houston, is the retiring president.    % Group Votes to Add Farmers, Doctors To Social Security WASHINGTON, May 19 l*-Thft House Ways and Means Committee voted today to bring farm operators, doctors and other professional groups, and state and local government employes under thft federal social security system. The action, affecting more than seven million persons, was in lin« with a request from President Eisenhower, who has made expansion of social security coverage a prime goal of his administration. The committee approved all of Eisenhower’s requests for extension of coverage except one and in some cases went even further than the President had suggested. It deferred action on the question of coverage for an estimated 2,600,000 farm laborers. IHE WEATHER DOYLE TAYLOR ... 2d honors in week P. B, (Jack) Garrett, president of the Texas Bank and Trust Company of Dallas, was elected vice - president. Retiring treasurer was John Hughes, vice - president of the Citizens National Bank of Lubbock. Some 2,500 Texas bankers attended the convention. Fort Worth was selected for next years meeting. U. 8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER Bl REAt ABILENE AND VICINITY — Partly cloudy Thursday «ad Friday, with widely scattered showers or thundershowers. Daytime highs should ha dear SSi algid time Iowa near 83, NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS:    Partly cloudy and mild; widely scattered «Sowers or thundershowers mostly tit the north Thursday and Friday. WEST TEXAS; Partly cloudy aad mild; widely scattered showers and thunderstorm* Thursday aad Friday vum Wad -A. M, «I ..... eO ..... to ..... TEMPERATI] Wed.-P. M.  TT  TF ;.... n ..... 71 . 1:3«    . . 3 30    . . 3;»    , . 4:31    . . 5:30  ......... m . 5.30  ......... 78 . 7:30 .....   75 . 4:30  .....  71 . Si30 .....   4» . 10:38  ....... — . 11.30 ............ — .............. 13:38      — High and tow temperature* lor 34 hour« ended at 5:30 p.m.: II aad 58. High and low temperatures same date last year: 85 aad 54. Sunset last eight 7 33 p.m. SaartM today 5:38 a.m. Sunset tonight 7:34. Barometer    reading at    8:38 p    m. AIT. Relative    humidity at    8.38    pm. »1    per cent. 60 59 61 63 69 71 73 74 ;

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