Abilene Reporter News, May 21, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

May 21, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas POSSIBLE SHOWERS Abilene Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIII, NO. 338 Aaceiatfd Prew (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 21, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICK DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc STYMIED? Cease-Fire Talks Reach Crisis Point GENEVA Indochina con- ference 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 i 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 re- port personally to Prime Minister Churchill. Eden conferred yester- day 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 Wednes- day over Red demands that the "resistance governments" of Laos and Cambodia be invited to Gen- eva. The West has opposed the de- mand. France labeled the purport- ed governments "phantom re- gimes" which exist only on paper. French sources said the Commu- nist 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- stood to feel further talks are fu- tile, but the American delegation believes France should be the one to decide, when the time comes, to break off negotiations. The French are reluctant to break off talks until they have ex- hausted every possibility because of the difficult internal situation in France. Consultation Due Eden and French Foreign Min- ister Georges Bidault will be in Paris Saturday for the 50th an- niversary of the Entente Cordiale between Britain and France. Bid- ault undoubtedly wfll have an op- portunity 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 cease- fire in Viet Nam. The Communists, on the other hand, not only are insisting on an armistice in all three Associated State: but also for political settle- ment on some issues before the armistice takes effect. Probers to Hear All Phone Talks LOAD SHIFTS, TRUCK GOES WITH 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 Burns Elderly Man M. L. Doby, 93, Route 4, was in "fairly good" condition in. Hen- rick Memorial Hospital after be- ng burned Friday morning in a ;as explosion, an attendant said. The explosion blew out the south ide of a small house occupied by Doby. The house is in the yard of he injured man's son, J. R. Doby, who lives on Huckleberry Lane jutside of the north city limits. The son said, "My father lives >y himself in the house. I imagine lie struck a match when there was gas in the house. He.has a butane ;as stove." The blast, which occurred about m. Friday, awakened the son. shook my the son said. THE WEATHER B.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy Tfith chance lot afternoon and even- ing showers Ftfday and Saturday; high bottt days near 85; low Friday night 65- NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy and mild, scattered showers and thundersbcfoers Saturday and in the west portion this afternoon or tonight. WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy and miJd, scattered showers and local thunderstorms 7EXAS Partb tonight portion this afternoon end tonight, Satur- day partly cloudy. SOUTH CENTRAL _____ cloudy and mild this and Saturday. TEMPERATURES Tfaun. P.M. FW. A.M 64 gh p.m. Sunrise to- _.. in set tonight p.m. Barometer reading at p.m. 28.17. Relative humidity at p.m. 52 per cent. Maximum temperature for the 24 hom lifted at a.m.: 83. Minimum temperature tor the 34 hoars ended at a.m.: 63. Sunset last Jay AVERTS PARTY ROW Ike Gives Up Hope Of Lower Tariffs WASHINGTON Ei- senhower appeared today to have averted a threatened election-year clash with some key congressmen hi his own party over the tender topic of tariff walls. He did so by pulling next 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 yester- day, Eisenhower said he still re- garded this hotly controversial program as "indispensable" in the OF SHOT N o Bad Reactions To Vaccine Known CHICAGO WI-Not a single case if serious reaction or death has been reported from among more ftan of. the nation's school children given inoculations of the Salk polio vaccine. Robert F. Korns, a member of the national polio vaccine eval- uation team, made the first official report on the mass experiment yesterday to the annual convention of the Illinois State Medical So- ciety. At the same tune, 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 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 oc- curred among the 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 vac- cine. The other two cases, one in Michigan and one in Texas, re- ceived either the vaccine or an in- iection of a blank substance of no medical value. Half of the chil- dren in those two states got vac- cine and half get the blank sub- stance, and which substance was jiven will not be disclosed until he final stages of the study. Dr. Korns said a final evaluation of the effectiveness of the Salk vaccine probably will not be possi- ble until next year. Dr. Korns, an Albany (N.Y.) Medical College as- sociate professor, is on leave to the Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center at the University of Michi- gan in Ann Arbor, Mich. The eval- uation team is now in its fourth week of observation. Dr. Van Riper said more than half the children already have re- ceived 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 Dr. Van Riper said. ational interest. But he suggested lat Congress only hold thorough earings on it this year, and take up for action early in 1955. Meanwhile, he said. Congress ould renew the act as it stands or one more year. The present aw expires June 12. Republicans Happy Several high-ranking Republi- ans in Congress who have been eady to fight for higher instead of ower tariffs indicated they would happy, to. postpone the threat- ned battle for another year and imply renew the present act. One of the leading advocates of ligher tariff protection for some American industries is Rep. Dan- el A. Reed chairman of he House Ways and Means Com- littce and oldest Republican in ontinuous service in the House, deed's committee handles tariff also such matters as axes and social security which ave an important place in Eisen- ower's legislative program. Reed said today he was "grati- fied" at the President's new stand, xpressed in a letter to Charles H. 'ercy, president of the Bell and Howell Co. of Chicago. Wants Groups Heard Reed promised full hearings by his committee and termed it "es- recially important" that his group ear testimony from industries md labor groups who say they are being hurt by imports. Another leading advocate of ligher tariffs is Rep. Richard M. iimpson A veteran Ways and Means member, Simpson also leads the Republican Congression- al Campaign Committee, which must work closely with Eisenhow er in its drive to boost or at leasl retain the now-slim GOP margin in the House. On the Senate side, Chairman ifillikin (R-Colo) of the Senate Fi nance Committee has also been a critic of some administration "low .ariff" policies. His group handles tariffs, taxes and other legislation similar to that of the Ways and Ueans Committee, and in addition Millikin heads the Conference o All Republican Senators. He said he would support a one year extension of the Reciproca Trade Act and there were indica tions Reed and Simpson would d likewise. U.S. Unworried by Reds' Buildup Off Formoso Coast WASHINGTON Wl 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 6t MIG15 fighters and IL28 twin- jet bombers, information reaching Washington indicates. Although the shift ii receiving attention here, there was no indi- cation today that officials were un- TJuly alarmed over prospects of an immediate move against Formosa. The redeployment appears to have been gradual, a part of a broader which has even larg- er numbers of aircraft to fields to southern China, close to the Indo- china border. The United States still is holding fast to its policy of promising sea and air aid off any in- vasion 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 amphibi- ous 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 Forrnosan-China mainland area, the indications are that strikes against the small off- shore islands currently held by Chiang's troops would not be con- sidered a reason for involving U.S. stugt oc aircraft. Most of the ii- City Okays North 16th St. Paving Norh 16th St. from Pine to Cy- press Sts.. will be paved. City Commission authorized it Friday morning upon application from A. T. Bontke, paving con- tractor. Bontke has worked up a private project there. He told the com- ission that all property owners :cept one signed and put up their hecks. A skip will be left adjacent to 50-foot frontage the non- gning owners. The footage unsigned represents ess than 8 per cent of the total volved, Bontke reported. Trailer Ordinance Studied Commissioners postponed the rst reading of an amended ordi- ance regulating trailer coach arks. They wished to study the etails further. Mrs. Joe Lowman, 1738 Pine told the commission the 10- jot clearance the ordinance would between trailers isn't nough. Mayor C. E. Gatlin said most railers will be outside the city mils and free from city regula- on. He stated that as a reason the limited annexation which IB commission recently proposed. The merger vote has been indef- nately postponed. R. A. McColIum, Abilene, was warded a five-year grazing lease n 238.17 acres of city sewer farm land. His bid, the highest subrnit- ed. per year; The other" bids' were: E. R. Compton; a year; and W. P. Sandefur, Street Sweeper Bids Four offers to sell a new street weeper to the city were received. The prices ranged from They were referred to Commissioner J. Floyd Malcom and City Manager Austin P. Han- ock for study and recommenda- SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS Ho, Hum. Wheew! Ho. it's vacation time again and this Sun- day'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 the pending Republican primary election. The Demo- cratic primary also will be in the news. The Supreme Court has ruled on schools and segre- gation. 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. Laughs Will Pep Up Your VACATION land positions held by Nationalis troops now were taken after th United States enunciated its For mosan protection policy in 1930, a the start of the Korean War. Former President Truman a that time ordered the 7th Fleet t stand guard against aggressive a tack on Formosa by the Reds and at the same time to restrain! Chiang's forces from operations against the mainland. When Presi- dent 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 Com- munist 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 fly- ing distance of Formosa, PREVIEW CONCERT GIVEN First Baptist Organ to Make Everybody Perk Up, Listen ion. Six bids were opened for the ity's proposed purchase fire ose. They were referred to Fire Chief D. C. Musick and the city manager. Bids for repairs, flooring and ther improvements on two han- jars will be opened June 18. 'hese buildings were moved onto lie new Municipal Airport from iie old airport. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES NEW Tippen re- signs os 104th district attor- ney; Tom Todd, candidate, is appointed to job. Page 6-A. AIR BASE Corps of Engi- neers opens bids on construc- tion of chapel for Abilene Air Base. Page I-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. your vacation adven- Clear Fork Adds 1 Billion Gallons To Lake Phantom Water pumped from the Clear Fork of the Brazos River into Lake Fort Phantom Hill, passed the bil- lion-gallon mark for May some- time Friday morning. This was reported by Jack Blair, city water production foreman. The last time more than one bil- lion 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 gal- lons as of 6 a.m. Friday. However, one pump which con- tinued in operation all Friday morning, boosted the total past the billion mark, Blair said. The exact amount past a billion gallons will By PHYLLIS SIBLING "If you expect an organ to lead the singing of people, it has to make a racket this one will." And Roy Perry of Kilgore, or- ganist and organ technician, pro- ceeded to prove his point on the new First Baptist Church instru- ment. 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 Boston, Mass., gave a preview con- cert for members of the church choir and building committee Fri- day 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 pipes has taken about eight weeks. First Baptists the majority of them will only see a token part of the organ, the keyboard con- sole where Mrs. Jack Glover will preside. Real heart of the huge instru- ment is mounted three stones up above the choir loft in three organ chambers behimf curtained arches. Pipes 16 Feet 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 Bap- tist organ is one of the largest in this part of the country. Its cost is estimated at aboul Dewey Webb, business manager, said. Most of the organ pipes are o metal, except for the big peda and bass pipes, which are more like long, square wooaen boxes with "mouths" for the music to come out of. All of them are set in by hand, and all of the wiring and fitting must be done by band. The different ranks of pipes serve to duplicate or at least rep- esent different instruments in the rchestra like reeds, brass, and trings. The new organ is a far cry from he old pump-organs of 70 years go. It replaces the first pipe or- ran installed in a church between rort Worth and California around 910. LiTTLE LOST GONE ASTRAY PUEBLO, Colo., (SI 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 ca: alongside stared coldly at the trucker, then yelled "B-A-A to you, you---------1" The light turned green, the trucker turned red and the lady with the unladylike lan- guage raced down the street. Water Rate Suit Opens Trial of a suit brought by M property owners on Buffalo Gap Road against "the: City of Abilene opened Friday morning before Judge J. B. Black in 42nd Distric Court The property owners are asking that the city be enjoined from charging them the same rate as hat assessed for other water cus- tomers of the city. Their request is based on con- tracts that the city entered into with them when the plaintiffs granted the city easements for constructing and maintaining wa- ter mains across their property. The property owners had been pay- ing .10 cents per gallons of water. On July 31, 1953 the City Boart of Commissioners passed a mo- tion refusing recognition of al :ormer contracts for easements which set definite water rates be- ow the prevailing rate. Eight plaintiffs who testified for their side of the suit Friday morn were Mrs. Bill Moore, J A rr. Jr., Mrs. Edjth Fair, 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, for mer city water superintendent and City Commissioner A. Crutch er 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 plaintiff and Alex Bickley represented the city. Trial of the suit was expecteo to end Friday afternoon. Attempts To Block Probe Seen WASHINGTON (Jfl Democrats on the Senate Investigations sub- committee 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) authoriz- ing use on that basis of any tran- scripts there may be of their own telephone talks. Their action came as the sub- committee staff prepared for re- opening of the hearings next Men- ay and Sen. McCarthy blasted at he Eisenhower secrecy order as "taking the Fifth Amendment." He'll Be There Quelling speculation be might never go back to the hearings, Mc- Carthy said, "I'll be there Mon- day." The Wisconsin Senator left open, lowever, how long he might re- main. And there were reports might be trying to lay the basil o block any attempt to subpoena his accused staff aides as wit- nesses if he and they decide they hould not testify. McCarthy has repeatedly said during this week's recess that he didn't see how the hearings could ;o ahead if President Eisenhower tept in force his order banning testimony on talks among govern- ment officials about the Army'i differences with McCarthy. Amendment' Talking with newsmen, McCar-5 thy referred to this order as "tak- ing the Fifth constitutional many accused subversives when refusing to testify before the Mc- Carthy subcommittee. Under tin provision, a witness may not be impelled 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 McCarthy said. McCarthy's stand led to specula- tion 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 McCar- thy could block subpoenas to his staff aides turns about the status of the Senate Investigations sub- committee as a subsidiary body to the government operations com- mittee, 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 ture, says Martha Wayne, be 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 have the Abilene Reporter- News, with all its comics, sent to your vacation address. Phone 4-727L Most of the water this month has been pumped since May 11. That was one day after wide ipread ratal ftoakfti Wnt Clouds May Cause Showers in Area Aftenxxm and evening buiM-u. of cumulus clouds Friday and Sa. urday in the -Abilene afrea ma> provide a chance for showers. This was the word Friday morn- ing from the U: S. Weather Bu- reau at Municipal Airport. The highwt temperature both dw VAC MEfiKitfld ifi be