Abilene Reporter News, May 21, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

May 21, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas POSSIBLE SHOWERSQTije Sbtlene Reporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, NO. 338 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 21, 1954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c STYMIED? Cease-Fire Talks Reach Crisis Poini GENEVA (/P)—The Indochina conference returned to closed-door session today with the Western Powers determined to find out quickly whether there is any chance of an armistice. It is generally conceded that the conference has reached a crucial stage with both the West and the Communists refusing to give ground on basic issues. There were reports that British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden would fly to London Sunday to report personally to Prime Minister Churchill. Eden conferred yesterday with both Russia’s Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov and Red China’s Foreign Minister Chou En-lai. Deadlock Over Demand The primary purpose of Eden’s talks was to break the procedural deadlock which developed Wednesday over Red demands that the j “resistance governments” of Laos and Cambodia be invited to Geneva. The West has opposed the demand. France labeled the purported governments “phantom regimes” which exist only on paper. French sources said the Communist leaders had agreed to drop their demands for the moment, i but this left the two sides as far apart as ever on the question of getting the conflict stopped. The United States was under-1 M. L. Doby, 93, Route 4, was stood to feel further talks are fu-j in “fairly good” condition in Hen-tile, but the American delegation drick Memorial Hospital after be-believes France should be the one burned Friday morning in a to decide, when the time comes, ®as explosion, an attendant said, to break off negotiations.    ;    The    explosion    blew    out    the    south The French are reluctant to side of a sma11 house occupied by break off talks until they have ex-! Doby. The house is in the yard of hausted every possibility because the injured man’s son, J. R. Doby, of the difficult internal situation wbo bves on Huckleberry Lane Probers to Hear All Phone Talks Attempts To Block Probe Seen :,* s* wmL - rr* mlì* ÉêÆÈÊiÊêÊSÊÊÎ ‘AvV LOAD SHIFTS, TRUCK GOES WITH IT—Dallas Fire Inspector Clifford H. McCagh-ren looks over this accident scene after the load in a Merchants Transfer truck shifted and tilted the truck on top of the car at right which was parked. Driver of the truck, N. E. Dorsey, was uninjured and the automobile was unoccupied. Blast Bums Elderly Man in France. Consultation Due Eden and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault will be in Paris Saturday for the 50th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale between Britain and France. Bid-ault undoubtedly will have an opportunity to consult his colleagues on the problem before returning to Geneva. The French have insisted the problem of Laos and Cambodia was separate from that of Viet Nam. The French plan to end the fighting calls for an immediate withdrawal of all Red forces from Laos and Cambodia and a ceasefire in Viet Nam. The Communists, on the other hand, not only are insisting on an armistice in all three Associated States but also for political settlement on some issues before the armistice takes effect. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER Bl REAP ABILENE AM) VICINITY — Partly cloudy with chance lor afternoon and evening shower« Friday and Saturday; high both days near 85; low Friday night near 63. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Partly cloudy and mild, scattered showers and thundershowers Saturday and in the west portion this afternoon or tonight. W EST TEXAS - Partly cloudy and mild, scattered showers and local thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. EAST TEXAS — Fair, warmer in north portion this afternoon and tonight, Saturday partly cloudy SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonight and Saturday TEMPERATURES outside of the north city limits. The son said, “My father lives by himself in the house. I imagine he struck a matcli when there was gas in the house. He has a butane gas stove.” The blast, which occurred about 6 a. m. Friday, awakened the son. - “It shook my house,” the son said. AVERTS PARTY ROW Ike Gives Up Hope Of Lower Tariffs WASHINGTON (tfL-President Ei-, senhower appeared today to have averted a threatened election-year clash with some key congressmen in his own party over the tender topic of tariff walls. He did so by putting off—until next year—his request for a three-year renewal of the Reciprocal Trade Act with power to lower tariffs an additional 5 per cent each year. In a letter released late yesterday, Eisenhower said he still regarded this hotly controversial program as “indispensable” in the OF 400,000 SHOT No Bad Reactions To Vaccine Known Thurs. 80 81 82 82 82 82 77 74 74 P.M. 1:30 2:30 3:30 4.30 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:30 KrL A.M. .....67 ..... 66 .....65 .....64 .....64 .....64  68 .....73 .....77  80  82 .....84 Sunrise to- 72       10:30    ..... 69      11:30    ..... 69    12:30 Sunset last night 7:34 p.m day 5:37 a.m. Sunset tonight 7:34 p m. Barometer    reading at    12    30    p.m.    28 17. Relative    humidity at    12:30    p.m.    52 per eent. Maximum temperature for the 24 hours •rilled at 6:30 a.m.: 83. Minimum temperature for the 24 hours ended at 6:30 a.m.: 63. CHICAGO UP>—Not a single case of serious reaction or death has been reported from among more than 400,000 of the nation’s school children given inoculations of the Salk polio vaccine. Dr. Robert F. Korns, a member of the national polio vaccine evaluation team, made the first official report on the mass experiment yesterday to the annual convention of the Illinois State Medical Society. At the same time, Dr. Hart E. Van Riper, medical director of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, said in New York that the first phase of the nationwide polio tests is completed and is a success. He said 644,138 children in 44 states have now received the first of a series of three injections. Since the trials started, Dr. Korns said, polio has broken out in Florida, Texas and Michigan and three polio cases have occurred among the 644,000 children in the study group. One of the polio cases is that of a first-grade pupil in Florida who is included in the study but who did not receive shots of the vaccine. The other two cases, one in Michigan and one in Texas, received either the vaccine or an injection of a blank substance of no medical value. Half of the children in those two states got vaccine and half get the blank substance, and which substance was given will not be disclosed until the final stages of the study. Dr. Korns said a final evaluation of the effectiveness of the Salk vaccine probably will not be possible until next year. Dr. Korns, an Albany (N.Y.) Medical College associate professor, is on leave to the Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. The evaluation team is now in its fourth week of observation. Dr. Van Riper said more than half the children already have received their second shots and the final third inoculation will begin the week of May 31. Preliminary surveys showed, he said, “an almost complete return of children” who took first shots, to get the second. Checks in many areas showed only 5 per cent failed to continue the series. “This is an unusually fine show of cooperation for such a vast project,” Dr. Van Riper said. national interest. But he suggested that Congress only hold thorough hearings on it this year, and take it up for action early in 1955. Meanwhile, he said, Congress could renew the act as it stands for one more year. The present law expires June 12. Republicans Happy Several high-ranking Republicans in Congress who have been ready to fight for higher instead of lower tariffs indicated they would be happy to postpone the threatened battle for another year and simply renew the present act. One of the leading advocates of higher tariff protection for some American industries is Rep. Daniel A. Reed <R-NY), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and oldest Republican in continuous service in the House. Reed’s committee handles tariff bills—and also such matters as taxes and social security which have an important place in Eisenhower’s legislative program. Reed said today he was “gratified” at the President’s new stand, expressed in a letter to Charles H. Percy, president of the Bell and Howell Co. of Chicago. Wants Groups Heard Reed promised full hearings by his committee and termed it “especially important” that his group hear testimony from industries and labor groups who say they are being hurt by imports. Another leading advocate of higher tariffs is Rep. Richard M. Simpson (R-Pa). A veteran Ways and Means member, Simpson also heads the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, which must work closely with Eisenhower in its drive to boost or at least retain the now-slim GOP margin in the House. On the Senate side, Chairman Millikin (R-Colo) of the Senate Finance Committee has also been a critic of some administration “low tariff” policies. His group handles tariffs, taxes and other legislation similar to that of the Ways and Means Committee, and in addition Millikin heads the Conference of All Republican Senators. He said he would support a one-year extension of the Reciprocal Trade Act and there were indications Reed and Simpson would do likewise. City Okays 3 North 16th St. Paving Norh 16th St. from Pine to Cypress Sts., will be paved. City Commission authorized it Friday morning upon application from A. T. Bontke, pavng contractor. Bontke has worked up a private project there. He told the commission that all property owners except one signed and put up their checks. A skip will be left adjacent to the 50-foot frontage of the nonsigning owners. The footage unsigned represents less than 8 per cent of the total involved, Bontke reported. Trailer Ordinance Studied Commissioners postponed the first reading of an amended ordinance regulating trailer coach parks. They wished to study the details further. Mrs. Joe Lowman, 1738 Pine St., told the commission the 10-foot clearance the ordinance would require between trailers isn’t enough. Mayor C. E. Gatlin said most trailers will be outside the city limits and free from city regulation. He stated that as a reason for the limited annexation which the commission recently proposed. The merger vote has been indef-inately postponed. R. A. McCollum, Abilene, was awarded a five-year grazing lease on 238.17 acres of city sewer farm land. His bid, the highest submitted, was $1,215.51 per year. The other bids were: E. K. Compton, $901 a year; and W. P. Sandefur, $605. Street Sweeper Bids Four offers to sell a new street sweeper to the city were received. The prices ranged from $8,126.05 to $9,695. They were referred to Commissioner J. Floyd Malcom and City Manager Austin P. Hancock for study and recommendation. Six bids were opened for the city’s proposed purchase of fire hose. They were referred to Fire Chief D. C. Musick and the city manager. Bids for repairs, flooring and other improvements on two hangars will be opened June 18. These buildings were moved onto the new Municipal Airport from the old airport. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER NEWS Ho, Hum. Wheew! Ho, Hum—and it’s vacation time again and this Sunday’s Reporter-News will carry stories about what to take on a vacation, where to go and how to get there. Wheew; For faster paced news, Sunday’s Reporter-News will tell about politics in Taylor County—about the pending Republican primary election. The Democratic primary also will be in the news. The Supreme Court has ruled on schools and segregation. Sunday's Reporter-News will describe some of the facilities of Abilene’s Negro schools. You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newstand, for 10 cents, PREVIEW CONCERT GIVEN Fini Baptist Organ to Make Everybody Perk Up, Listen WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES NEW DA—Bill Tippen resigns as 104th district attorney; Tom Todd, candidate, is appointed to job. — Page 6-A. AIR BASE — Corps of Engineers opens bids on construction of chapel for Abilene Air Base. — Page 1-B. SHELVED — City postpones action on ''limited'' annexation indefinitely. — Page 1-B. EVACUATION — French re-move 159 wounded persons from fallen Dien Bien Phu; word on captured French nurse is lacking. — Page 8-B, U.S. Unworried by Reds' Buildup Off Formosa Coast Laughs Will Pep Up Your VACATION WASHINGTON Wi - Red China’s air command is reported to have concentrated a substantial force of jet fighters and light bombers along the mainland coast opposite Formosa, seat of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist government. That buildup apparently has been made since the Korean War’s end allowed diversion of air power from Manchuria. The Red buildup in Chekiang province consists almost entirely of MIG15 fighters and IL28 twin-jet bombers, information reaching Washington indicates. Although the shift is receiving attention here, there was no indication today that officials were unduly alarmed over prospects of an immediate move against Formosa. The redeployment appears to have been gradual, a part of a broader program which has sent even larger numbers of aircraft to fields in southern China, close to the Indochina border. The United States still is holding fast to its policy of promising sea and air aid to head off any invasion attempt by the Reds against Formosa. Dispatches from the Far East report Red air sorties over islands off the China mainland which have been seized and held by amphibious forces of Generalissimo Chiang with Nationalist planes challenging these Red air movements. But there has been nothing suggesting direct invasion attempts against Formosa itself. While Washington officials were reluctant to discuss details of the policy for the Formosan-China mainland area, the indications are that strikes against the small offshore islands currently held by Chiang’s troops would not be considered a reason for involving U.S. ships or aircraft. Most of the is land positions held by Nationalist troops now were taken after the United States enunciated its For mosan protection policy in 1950, at the start of the Korean War. Former President Truman at that time ordered the 7th Fleet to stand guard against aggressive attack on Formosa by the Reds —! and at the same time to restrain Chiang’s forces from operations against the mainland. When President Eisenhower took office, one of his first acts was to strike out the second part of that order. He ordered that the “7th fleet no longer be employed to shield Communist China.” The 7th Fleet, at approximately the full strength of Korean War days, is still on station in the Far East, maintaining with part of its force patrol over the Korean Straits. The United States also has numerous planes within easy flying distance of Formosa, Clear Fork Adds 1 Billion Gallons To Lake Phantom By PHYLLIS NIBLING “If you expect an organ to lead the singing of 2.200 people, it has to make a racket — this one will.” And Roy Perry of Kilgore, organist and organ technician, proceeded to prove his point on the new First Baptist Church instrument. It does indeed make a racket, but the kind of racket that should make even the most tone-deaf church-goer perk up and listen. Perry, southwest representative for Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. of I Boston, Mass., gave a preview con-1 cert for members of the church choir and building committee Friday morning. Actually, the organ probably won’t be in playing form before May 30, when the congregation will get its first listen, although it might be ready Wednesday. It will take about four more days to tune it, Perry said. 8-Weeks Job Installation of the 5,000-odd pipes has taken about eight weeks. First Baptists — the majority of them — will only see a tosen part of the organ, the keyboard console where Mrs. Jack Glover will preside. Real heart of the huge instrument is mounted three stories up above the choir loft in three organ chambers behind” curtained arches. Pipe« 16 Feet Tall, The pipes there range from tiny trebles about the size of a lead pencil to the booming contrabass pipes which stand as high as 16 feet tall. At present the organ has 44 ranks of pipes, but the console is equipped for as many as 85, which may be added as needed. Although far from being the largest organ made, the First Baptist organ is one of the largest in this part of the country. Its cost is estimated at about $50,000, Dewey Webb, business manager, said. Most of the organ pipes are of metal, except for the big pedal and bass pipes, which are more like long, square wooden boxes with “mouths” for the music to come out ol. All of them are set in by hand, and all of the wiring and fitting must be done by hand. The different ranks of pipes serve to duplicate or at least rep- resent different instruments in the orchestra like reeds, brass, and strings. The new organ is a far cry from the old pump-organs of 70 years ago. It replaces the first pipe organ installed in a church between Fort Worth and California around 1910. Water Rate Suit Opens Trial of a suit brought by 20 property owners on Buffalo Gap Road against the City of Abilene opened Friday morning before Judge J. R. Black in 42nd District Court. The property owners are asking that the city be enjoined from charging them the same rate as that assessed for other water customers of the city. Their request is based on contracts that the city entered into with them when the plaintiffs granted the city easements for constructing and maintaining water mains across their property. The property owners had been paying 10 cents per 1,000 gallons of water. On July 31, 1953 the City Board of Commissioners passed a motion refusing recognition of all former contracts for easements which set definite water rates below the prevailing rate. Eight plaintiffs who testified for their side of the suit Friday morning were Mrs. Bill Moore, J A. Farr, Jr., Mrs. Edith Farr, W. M. Lewis, W. D. Watkins, A. L. Cook, M. R. Caton and U. S. Phil* ley. Other witnesses used by the plaintiffs were L. A. Grimes, former city water superintendent, and City Commissioner A. Crutcher Scott. Testifying for the defendant city were Grimes and C. B. Hicks, city water office manager. R. M. Wagstaff and Jim Hand were attorneys for the plaintiffs and Alex Bickley represented the city. Trial of the suit was expected to end Friday afternoon. WASHINGTON UP - Democrats on the Senate Investigations subcommittee took a stand today the public is entitled to hear anything “relevant” to the McCarthy-Army dispute in transcripts of monitored telephone calls. They put themselves on record with a stipulation sent to Acting Chairman Mundt (R-SD) authorizing use on that basis of any transcripts there may be of their own telephone talks. Their action came as the subcommittee staff prepared for reopening of the hearings next Monday and Sen. McCarthy blasted at the Eisenhower administration’s secrecy order as “taking the Fifth Amendment.” He’ll Be There Quelling speculation he might never go back to the hearings, McCarthy said, “I’ll be there Monday.” The Wisconsin Senator left open, however, how long he might remain. And there were reports he might be trying to lay the basis to block any attempt to subpoena his accused staff aides as witnesses if he and they decide they should not testify. McCarthy has repeatedly said during this week’s recess that he didn’t see how the hearings could go ahead if President Eisenhower kept in force his order banning testimony on talks among government officials about the Army’s differences with McCarthy. *5th Amendment* Talking with newsmen, McCarthy referred to this order as “taking the Fifth Amendment”--the constitutional provision invoked by many accused subversives when refusing to testify before the McCarthy subcommittee. Under the provision, a witness may not be compelled to give incriminating testimony against himself. McCarthy contends it is essential to his case to get testimony from government officials about their talks and the development of the charges against him. “I don’t see why the President should be afraid to let them tell the truth.” McCarthy said. McCarthy's stand led to speculation he might walk out on the hearings. He told reporters that while he would be there Monday “I make no promises” about how long he would stay. Sources close to the Senator said he had told associates he now planned no walkout of his own but that his mind could be changed. The question of whether McCarthy could block subpoenas to his staff aides turns about the status of the Senate Investigations subcommittee as a subsidiary body to the government operations committee, headed by McCarthy. McCarthy was reported to have been inquiring of parliamentarians whether as chairman of the parent body he could squelch subpoenas issued by the subcommittee or its temporary chairman, Sen. Mundt (R-SD). Water pumped from the Clear Fork of the Brazos River into Lake Fort Phantom Hill, passed the billion-gallon mark for May sometime Friday morning. This was reported by Jack Blair, city water production foreman. The last time more than one billion gallons was pumped from the river into the lake in an entire month was last October, Blair said. The latest available reading on the May total was 999,998,000 gallons as of 6 a.m. Friday. However, one pump which continued in operation all Friday morning, boosted the total past the , billion mark. Blair said. The exact your vacation adven- amount past a billion gallons will ture, says Martha Wayne, be determined when another read* as exciting and interesting ng is taken, he said, as those I’ll be having all Blair “felt sure” the one pump summer long! You’ll want to would continue running all day Fri-enjoy her adventures so take day and on into the night. Two oth* her along on yours. Call our    Tent circulation department and he saTd have the Abilene Reporter- ^jos^ 0f wajer y^g month has News, with all its comics, been pumped since May 11. That sent to your vacation address. [ was one day after wide - spread Phone 4-727L    I    rains soaked West Texas. LITTLE LOST SHEEP WHO'VE GONE ASTRAY PUEBLO, Colo., Wl — As a Pueblo man stopped his truck at a stop light, a lamb he wa: hauling let out a health; “B-A-A ” The woman driver in the ea. alongside stared coldly at the trucker, then yelled “B-A-A to you, you !” The light turned green, tht trucker turned red and the lady with the unladylike language raced down the street. Clouds May Cause Showers in Area Afternoon and evening build-u of cumulus clouds Friday and Sa urday in the Abilene area ma>    .    ,,    _    , provide a chance for showers. HIS BLLL ALMOST TOLLED—Author Ernest Heming-This was the word Friday morn- way, who almost lost his life in two African plane crashes ing from the u. s. Weather Bu- this spring, looks over an x-ray negative of his injured reau at Municipal Airport.    back during a current convalescent stay in Madrid. Hem- The highest temperature both ingway revealed the extent of his injuries after visiting , dqyg was    to    b#    85.    Spain with his wife to see the bullfights. ;