Abilene Reporter News, May 31, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

May 31, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1954, Abilene, Texas COOLER; SHOWERS Abilene Z "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE S KETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIII, NO. 347 Auodated Prat (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 31, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY lOc ANGELINE JOBE Olsen award winner CLETA CAGLE siunina cum laude RONALD COSTIN summa cum laude 'Education in the Obvious H-SU Grads Told Texas Atty. Gen. John Ben Shep- perd told 183 graduating students at Hardin Simmons University Monday that the greatest need in education "is education in the ob- vious." Speaking'at commencement ex- ercises in the. First Baptist Church, Shepperd said: "The common fault of most col- leges and universities today is' that while they refuse a sheepskin to the student who cannot write a research paper, they graduate many a mental giant who cannot think responsibly, read an editori- al, or mark a ballot." Dr. Evan A. Reiff, H-SU presi- dent, conferred' 170 bachelor de- grees, 13 masters, and three hon- orary degrees. The honorary awards were pre- sented to Irl Allison, Austin, found- er of the National-Guild of Piano Teachers and former head of the H-SU school of music; Dr. Richard O. Cornell of Nash- ville, Tenn., execulive secretary of the education commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; and the Rev. Fred Swank, pastor of the Sagamore Hill Baptist Church, Fort Worth. Student maintaining the highest average was Angeliae Jobe of Lamesa. Miss Jobe re- ceived the Julius .Olsen Award, giv- en.by the locsuVSfiapter-of national scholastic society Alpha Chi, in memory of Julius Olsen, for- mer dean. Delta Kappa Gamma, profession- al women's, society, awarded Miss Jobe the annual award for the sen- ior holding the year's highest av- erage. Miss Jobe was a speech major. Others graduating summa cum laude were Cleta Fern Ferrel Ca- gle of Estelline, and Ronald Cos- tin of Abilene. Magna cum laude graduates were Dode Mae Hanke of San Antonio, Ann McAuley of Abilene, Peggy Mayfield of Haynesville, La.; Donna Rodman Smith of Con- roe, Donna Stagne'r of Hereford, and Loretta While of Houston. Passing Parade' Ignored In his address to the class, Shep- perd deplored what he termed a "tendency in educalional circles to sit in ivory towers and ignore the passing parade of public affairs. "How long will freedom tarry in the halls of he asked. "If our most learned citizens let More Photos OB Pg. 8-B it die of intellectual scorn? How long will we be free if our edu- cated people sit reading books while tyrants forge their He commended Hardin-Simmons for educating "the whole indivi- dual head, heart, and back- and added that the fchool is "one spire of. learning that still points to God." Skiles Gives Sermon Baccalaureate for the H-SU can- didates for degrees was held Sun- day morning in First' Baptist Church. Dr. Elwin L. Skiles, pastor, de- livered the sermon. He told the group that an open mind, a pure life, sincere patriotism and an un- ccnquered spirit are an unbeatable combination for any age. "There is a place in our he stated, "and a need in our day for the expression of genuine Chris- tian patriotism which honors, the accomplishments of the past, ap- preciates the opportunities of the present, and seeks to build a more enduring nation for the future. "No greater calamity can over- take a man than that of closing the window of his he com- mented. 'Name'Delegates May Quit Geneva Peace Negotiations GENEVA W-The Far Eastern conference entered its sixth week today amid increasing reports that the- big-name diplomats may go home soon, leaving their deputies to carry on an "Indochlnese Pan- munjom." None of the big power foreign More Clear Fork Wafer Into Lake The city pumped gal- Ions of Clear Fork flood water Sunday night int Lake Fort Phan- tom Hill. One pump operated four from p.m. Sunday until a.m. Monday. There is still a rise on the Clear Fork, but the city is letting it pass on by, Jack Blair, foreman at the pump station, said. He explained that there is con- siderable driftwood in the water and too much chloride was en- countered. Flood gate under the station was opened to permit the water to pass on. Blair said the gate has dimen- sions of eight by six feet. He believes the current rise was caused by rains around Hawley. ministers yet has announced plans to pull out of the negotiations, but this may be the last week of at- tendance for some of them. U. S. Secretary of State Dulles returned to Washington four weeks ago. Soviet Foreign Minister Molo- tov flew to Moscow early yester- day for consultations, telling some of the Western delegations chiefs he would be back in a few days. The feeling persisted here, how- ever, that unless more positive re- sults are obtained this week, the conference will enter a new phase of protracted -lower-level discus- sion similar to the negotiations which preceeded the Korean ar- mistice. Many Western .sources believe the Indochina talks will develop into a series of meetings by sub- committees of military and other experts on the technical aspects of a cease-fire. These could continue for months. Saturday's decision to begin dir- ect military talks Iiere this week on the question of assembly zones for the rival forces in Indochina was regarded generally as only a procedural agreement. The representatives of the French and Vietminh commands still will have to resolve the basic question of whether there should be a series of isolated assembly zones or one large consolidated area for each side, as the Commu- nists have demanded. WHERE YOUTH WAS body of Wallace Windsor O'Neal, 16, was found 150 yards downstream from this campsite on the Colorado River near Ballinger. O'Neal's fishing companion; Allen Clyde Jennings, 31-year-old ex-convict, was charged with murder with malice in the drowning. (Photo by W. E. Little) Monroney Disputes McCarthy Law Claim FOR'DISLOYALTY' East Pakistan Ousts Officials KARACHI. Pakistan W-Troops jailed some 150 persons in troubled East Pakistan today in the wake of Karachi's ouster of the provin- cial government for "disloyalty." Among those taken into custody were Sheikh Mhibur Rehman, one of the 14 members of the former provincial Cabinet, and Moham- mad Gulam Quadir, a member of the East Pakistan Provincial As- sembly. Official sources said Abdul Kas- em Fazlul Huq, ousted chief min- ister, and others among his Cab- inet colleagues also may be ar- rested soon. Developments in East Pakistan were cloaked by official censorship. The ouster of Fazlul Huq's ad- ministration was ordered yester- day by Gov. Gen. Ghulam Moham- med, Pakistan's chief of state, as bitter differences between the div- ided sections of the country came to a head. The Governor General acted under the "governor's rule" since Britain withdrew from the Indian subcontinent in permits the central government to assume the func- tions of a provincial ministry. Declaring a state of emergency throughout East Pakistan, Ghulam Mohammed named Maj. Gen. Is- kaader Mirza, secretary of the cen- tral government's Defense Minis- try, to take control of East Pak- istani, administration. Mizra's first official act was to impose censor- ship. The new governor was expected to start a general roundup of Com- munists and "enemies of Pakis- tan." In a broadcast to the nation ex- plaining the government's action. Prime Minister Mohammed All said Fazlul Huq was a "traitor to Pakistan, even to East Pakistan." Ali declared the 81-year-old oust- ed chief minister had said his ul- timate goal was an independent Bengal (East a state- ment the Prime Minister described as a "disloyal utterance." Ali also accused Fazlul Huq of refusing advice from the central govern- ment. Following his dismissal, Fazlul Huq called the ousted members of his Cabinet to his home in Dacca, East Pakistan's capital, for a meet- ing. Police swanned about the house as the conference went on long into the night. The ouster followed mounting friction between the central gov- ernment here in Karachi and East Pakistan. The province, which has 44 of the dominion's 76 million people, is separated from West Pakistan by miles of Indian territory. Fazlul Huq led a five-party united front to an overwhelming victory over Mohammed Ali's Mos- lem League party in provincial elections two months ago. He cam- paigned on a platform of greater autonomy for East Pakistan. The victorious united front in- cluded the Communist organization in the province. Immediately after the coalition took office April 3, riots broke out in several East Pakistan mill areas. More than 500 persons were killed in the clash- es, which Mohammed Ali said were organized" by Communists. announcement "f today's ar- rests -said vMjibur Rehman was taken into custody on charges of leading a mob that attacked Dacca central jail early in May. The mob was attempting to free persons ar- rested in connection with the mill riots. Fazlul Huq and five of his col- leagues had returned to Dacca from Karachi yesterday after a week of fruitless consultations on the future of the province. Army units set up guard over key points in the provincial capital. Thomoson's Fine Paid at Lubbock The fine assessed Ray- mond Thomason, Sr., on a convic- tion of defrauding the U. S. govern- ment in connection with VA hous- ing loans was paid in Lubbock Monday morning. Mrs. Oiive Fluke, deputy clerk of the U., S. District Court at Lub- bock, said Davis Scarborough, at- torney for Thomason, paid the fine. It was paid with a cashier's check made payable to George W. Park- er of Fort Worth, clerk of U. S. Court for the Northern District of Texas. Scarborough had previously filed a motiofl of appeal from the con- viction. The appeal was not dis- missed Monday monring, but pay- ment of the fine indicated that he would not carry out the appeal IS-Moa'ths Probation A jury found Thomason guilty May 15 on all seven counts in an indictment on which he was tried in U. S. Court at Lubbocfc. Judge Joseph B. Dooley set his punish- ment at fines of on each of the seven counts, making a total of and a probated 18-month sentence. Judge Dooley specified that the Tornadoes Rip Info Nebraska NORFOLK, Neb. W) Six chil- dren, four of them in a single family, were killed and 18 persons were hospitalized last night when a series of tornadoes ripped into Nebraska. The; area is about 130 miles northwest of Omaha. One tornado, coming in from the southwest, injured the parents of two other children. Then it jumped three miles east of the Weldon Rakowsky farm, killing Cindy Carberry, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carberry of Norfolk and injuring 11 other per- sons, apparently attending a Mem- orial family fathering. sentence would be probated for two years on condition that the fine was paid within 30 days from the date of sentencing, which was May 18. Thomason was released on 000 bond after filing the motion to cCuYiCuwii. aymcnt of the fine automatically places him on probation for the prison sentence. Being placed on probation means that all of his activities, whether business or private affairs, will be governed by a U. S. probation of- ficer. He will be required to make monthly reports to the probation officer. During the probationary period Thomason will not be allowed to move away from Abilene or re- main away form the city for any extended period of tune without permission of the probation officer. A second .indictment against [luiufiSDu, IS-which the uFSt trial ended with a hung 'jury May 18; is set for trial in Lubbock June 21. Also set at this time are trials of other Abilenians under similar indictments. These include Ray- mond Thomason, Jr., Monty Don Thomason, Weldon L Russell, Tay- lor W. Long, Jr., W. 0. Hayter, Jr., Mrs. Helen McMurry and C. G. Stephens. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPAKTMEXT OF COMMXBCE WEATBEE BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Clear to partly cloudy Moaday Jilftit and Tuesday. Cooler Monday ixIDit and Tuesday with diinct lor skowtrs Monday nUM. HUH temperature Monday 95 defrees. Low Mon- day ntfit (5. Hifb Tuesday M. WEST TEXAS Partly doaoy. widely scattered taaadentorms in east porUou of South Plate and eatt of Valley, this aftenuv. Cooler to Paniandle and. Soolli Plata tu> and MUM. Toesday. partly clovdy, not qatte so warm in upper Pecot Valley eastward. Siin. P.M. Xon. A.M. M 130 7t 81 7S -14 73 M 73 M 73 U ti 11 71 M............ ..W........ 82 M 77 W MantBUi teaparatm lor tM H bom eMIw It a.m.: n. Minimum tonperatmn ht UH M aoort M ULI 71. SEN. MIKE MONRONEY no 'banting Weather Due To Be Ri For Grads Chances are "excellent" that the weather won't interfere with com- mencement exercises Monday night in Eagle Stadium for Abilene High School's graduating seniors, a fore- caster at the U. S. Weather Bu- reau said Monday morning. A cool front moving in from the northwest will bring a chance for showers; but if not expected to arrive until around midnight. The commencement exercises begin at 8 siiisfc-is In case of rain, the exercises will held at the same time in the high school auditorium. The 310 graduating seniors at- tended baccalaureate services Sun- day morning in the school audi- torium at which the Rev. Sterling Price, pastor of the University Bap- tist Church, spoke on "This is the Life." "In the race of life it is the last sprint that makes the he said, emphasizing that there are many who can endure hardships who cannot endure when hardships are overcome. "There is nothing that fails like.success." The Rev. Price stressed that life's ultimate success is not meas- ured in terms of resolutions made but resolutions kept. Music for the service was furn- ished by the high school A Cap- pella Choir under the direction of Gene Kinney. Betty Ross was the organist. The invocation was given by Gene Currie, class president, and Jim Bowen, class vice president gave the benediction. First Cotton Bale Delivered in Texas HARLINGEN, Tex. m-The na- tion's first bale of.cotton of the season was in a Cadillac convertible yesterday. It will be worth at least to Ray Barnick of Mission, Tex., 45 miles from here, if it passes all regulations, as expected. Oklahoma Solon Hits'Usurping1 WASHINGTON Monroney (D-Okla) an author of the Congressional Reorganization Act, today disputed Sen. McCarthy's claim that that law supports the Wisconsin sena- tor in his constitutional dash with the Eisenhower adminis- tration over getting secret information from government workers. Furthermore, Monroney declared in an interview, Mc- Carthy has been "usurping" the prerogatives of other con- gressional committees by invading their fields. Response Thert was no immediate re- sponse from McCarthy, vacation- ing over the Memorial Day holi- day. But the Wisconsin Republi- can contended at televised hear- ings last week that the congres- sional act makes of the Senate Government Opera- tions Committee and its "Perma- nent Investigations subcommittee "authorized person" to be fed secret data from federal em- ployes. That was a central point in his argument against the administra- tion's expressed aimed at execu- tive branch officials should .not dis- close classified material to "unau- thorized" individuals whoever they ire. The Congressional Reorganiza- tion Act, .passed in 1946 and known as the "La Follette Monroney was designed among other tl'ings to revamp the committee and set up and. lay out lines of jurisdiction. Monroney was a 'rirember-oMlie-HblSr at the time. Monroney said today: "There is nothing in the act which permits the senator from Wisconsin to violate executive or- ders or the law against receiving or divulging classified information. "It was never intended to give the chairman of the subcommittee a hunting license for an over-all investigation of government activ- ities. His committee's investiga- tive powers are pegged primarily to expenditures and there was no thought that they would supersede authority of the other standing committees." Monroney spoke out after Sen. Dworshak (R-Idaho) labeled as "bunk" Democratic charges that a "whitewash" is underway in the investigation of charges hurled by Secretary of the Army Stevens and his aides against McCarthy and his associates. The Senate Investigations sub- committee will resume its tele- vised probe tomorrow of Army ac- cusations that McCarthy and Roy M. Cohn exerted improper pres- sure in seeking favored Army treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine. McCarthy and Cohn accused Ste- vens and Army Counselor John G. Adams of attempting to use Schine a former subcommittee consultant, as a "hostage" in futile efforts to sidetrack an investigation of al- leged Communists in the Army. Cohn, McCarthy's chief counsel, faces more cross-examination to- morrow. He previously has de- nied, point by point, the bulk of the Army charges. Abilene Wins Postmasters' State Parley Abilene will be the convention site for the 1935 meeting of the Texas branch. National League of District Postmasters. The decision was made Monday by the league's executive commit- tee, which met Sunday and Mon- day in the Windsor Hotel. Bids for the 1953 session were submitted by San Antonio, Lub- bock; Waco, Galveston, Abilene, and Brownwood, at the May con- vention in Austin. Abilene was picked because of its "bids, facilities and geographi- cal said C. L. Allen of Wingate, publicity chairman. Backing the Key City the Abilene Chamber'of conventions committee, City and county officials, hotels, aod :The, Reporter-News. Tentative date fw'the convene tion has been set for April 24-27. Leant There are postmasters in Texas who belong to the League. Approximately 200 registered dele- gates are expected to attend the meeting, Host postmaster will be Clyde. Grant. Members of the executive com- mittee who attended the confer- ence here were J. Maxwell Holder of Nolan, president; Gene Griffing of Danbury; Joe Tosch of Mes- quite, John W. Wright of Thalia, and Jesse L. Gandy of Meridian. Absent were committee members Gertrude Rabke of Tivoli and Cleo Hinton of Forney. WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE PASTORS sup- erintendent of Abilene Method- ist district named as Amarillo conference ends. Abilene pas- tors keep pulpits. Page l-B. CAMP hundred scouts expetced at annual two- day camp. Page 7-B, HOUSING Lumber dealer takes over as new acting head of FHA. Page 3-A. talk- ing good times despite slow trade. Poge'5-A. BRADY COUPLE KILLED Texas Holiday Death Toll Hits Claims 13 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic was the chief killer, in Texas as warm spring weather lured thousands of persons on Memorial holiday weekend outings. Out of 26 violent deaths, 18 re- sulted from accidents on streets and highways. Four persons.were shot to death, and one each died from drowning, electrocution, hang- ing and a fight. Charles Chester Kyser, 40, of Denison, died early Monday of in- juries received in a fight near the Denison railroad tracks. Police Chief Paul Borum filed murder charges -against William Horace Patterson, 33, of Denison. Mrs. Janie Lummus, 28, of Hous- ton was killed and four persons injured in a predawn highway crash Monday on the Gulf .Free- way, miles south of Houston's Ellington-cutoff........ At San Antonio, Eulsllo. Anna, was found dead, banguig by a belt, in Mi cell in the Beiar County jail Sunday night. Former Archer County Judge Joe Earl Shelton, 65, was killed Sunday and five otter persons in- jured in a two-car collision near Waskom, Tex. Mrs. E. W. Franz, 40, death after a panel truck overturn- ed Saturday night near Austin. Her husband was seriously injured. James Thomas Scribner, 26, was shot to death in Dallas Sunday night. The former husband of Scribner's wife was questioned by officers. v Three persons were killed In a two-car crash Sunday night in toe Beaumont area. They were Jordan Ernest Thompson, Beaumont; his son, Tommy, about 9; and Mrs. S. N. Weatherby of AJo, Am. Six the traffic deaths occurred In a three-car crackup near GOB- zala ia South Texas Friday. Thoat killed were Mr. and Mn. Mike Willouibbj-. Wattir, Gkla., aad four airmen from Lackland AFB near San Johnson, 23, Houston; John L. Quayhagen, 24, Denver, Colo.; Armas E. Miller, 24, Lake Cinder, Mich.; and Wilbur D. Huftt, Wonona, Mo. A West Texas couple, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hanna, Brady, killed Saturday night when their .car crashed beadoct with a truck just east of Goldthwaite, Tex. ROT Lee Johnson, t, wai killed Saturday when struck by a car at Cone, Tex., near Lubbock. He was chasing his windblown cap into a street. Gifcert Rodriguez. 7, was killed Friday as be sat on the curb out- side his San Antonio home. A tar went out at control, jumped curb and hit him. Mn. Edith rtovint, Amri- In, was killed fe tnf- Be accident an ;