Abilene Reporter News, May 31, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

May 31, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 31, 1954, Abilene, Texas COOLER; SHOWERSWi)t gbtltne Reporter-jBtetasi EVENING"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE S KETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron —- —-        -  .........VOL. LXXIII, NO. 347    Associated    Press    (AP)    ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 31, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS    PRICE    DAILY    5c,    SUNDAY    10c Monroney Disputes McCarthy Law Claim Oklahoma Solon FOR 'DISLOYALTY' ANGELINE JOBE    CLETA    CAGLE    RONALD    COSTIN •.. Olsen award winner    .    .    .    summa    cum    laude    .    .    .    summa    cum    laude 'Education in the Obvious Needed/ 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 obvious.” Speaking at commencement exercises in the First Baptist Church, Shepperd said: "The common fault of most colleges 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 editorial, or mark a ballot.” Dr. Evan A. Reiff, H-SU president, conferred 170 bachelor degrees, 13 masters, and three honorary degrees. The honorary awards were presented to Irl Allison, Austin, founder of the National Guild of Piano Teachers and former head of the H-SU school of music; Dr. Richard 0. Cornett of Nashville, Tenn., executive 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 four-year average was Angeline Jobe of Lamesa. Miss Jobe received the Julius Olsen Award, given by the local chapter of national scholastic society Alpha Chi, in memory of Dr. Julius Olsen, former dean. Delta Kappa Gamma, professional women’s society, awarded Miss Jobe the annual award for the senior holding the year’s highest average. Miss Jobe was a speech major. Others graduating summa cum laude were Cleta Fern Ferrel Cagle 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 Conroe, Donna Stagner of Hereford, and Loretta White of Houston. Passing Parade Ignored In his address to the class, Shep-perd deplored what he termed a “tendency in educational circles to sit in ivory towers and ignore the passing parade of public affairs. "How long will freedom tarry in the halls of learning,” he asked. “If our most learned citizens let More Photos on Pg. 8-B it die of intellectual scorn? How long will we be free if our educated people sit reading books while tyrants forge their chains?” He commended Hardin-Simmons for educating “the whole individual — head, heart, and backbone,” and added that the school is “one spire of learning that still points to God.” Skiles Gives Sermon Baccalaureate for the H-SU candidates for degrees was held Sunday morning in First Baptist Church. GENEVA uPc-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 “Indochinese Pan-munjom.” None of the big power foreign More Clear Fork Water Into Lake The city pumped 8,333,000 gallons of Clear Fork flood water Sunday night int Lake Fort Phantom Hill. One pump operated four hours— from 9:30 p.m. Sunday until 1:30 I 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 considerable driftwood in the water and too much chloride was encountered. Flood gate under the station was opened to permit the water to pass on. Blair said the gate has dimensions of eight by six feet. He believes the current rise was caused by rains around Hawley. Dr. Elwin L. Skiles, pastor, delivered the sermon. He told the group that an open mind, a pure life, sincere patriotism and an unconquered spirit are an unbeatable combination for any age. “There is a place in our lives,” he stated, “and a need in our day for the expression of genuine Christian patriotism which honors.the accomplishments of the past, appreciates the opportunities of the present, and seeks to build a more enduring nation for the future. “No greater calamity can overtake a man than that of closing the window of his spirit,” he commented. ministers yet has announced plans to pull out of the negotiations, but this may be the last week of attendance for some of them. U. S. Secretary of State Dulles returned to Washington four weeks ago. Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov flew to Moscow early yesterday for consultations, telling some of the Western delegations chiefs he would be back in a few days. The feeling persisted here, however, that unless more positive results are obtained this week, the conference will enter a new phase of protracted lower-level discussion similar to the negotiations which preceeded the Korean armistice. Many Western ources believe the Indochina talks will develop into a series of meetings by subcommittees of military and other experts on the technical aspects of a cease-fire. These could continue for months. Saturday’s decision to begin direct military talks here 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 Communists have demanded. 'Name' Delegates May Quit Geneva Peace Negotiations WHERE YOUTH WAS DROWNED—The 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) East Pakistan Hits'Usurping' Ousts Officials KARACHI, Pakistan (ffi—Troops jailed some 150 persons in troubled timate goal was an independent Bengal <East Pakistan), a state- WASHINGTON (IP)—Sen Monroney (D-Okla) an author of the Congressional Reorganization Act, today disputed Sen. McCarthy’s claim that that law supports the Wisconsin senator in his constitutional clash with the Eisenhower administration over getting secret information from government workers. Furthermore, Monroney declared in an interview, McCarthy has been "usurping” the prerogatives of other congressional committees by invading their fields. East Pakistan today in the wrake of Karachi’s ouster of the provincial government for “disloyalty.” Among those taken into custody were Sheikh Mhibur Rehman, one of the 14 members of the former provincial Cabinet, and Mohammad Gulam Quadir, a member of the East Pakistan Provincial Assembly. Official sources said Abdul Kas-em Fazlul Huq, ousted chief minister, and others among his Cabinet colleagues also may be arrested soon. Developments in East Pakistan were cloaked by official censorship. The ouster of Fazlul Huq’s administration was ordered yesterday by Gov. Gen. Ghulam Mohammed, Pakistan’s chief of state, as bitter differences between the divided sections of the country came to a head. The Governor General acted under the “governor’s rule” —followed since Britain withdrew from the Indian subcontinent in 1947—which permits the central government to assume the functions of a provincial ministry. Declaring a state of emergency throughout East Pakistan, Ghulam Mohammed named Maj. Gen. Iskander Mirza, secretary of the central government’s Defense Ministry, to take control of East Pakistan’s administration. Mizra’s first official act was to impose censorship. The new governor was expected to start a general roundup of Communists and “enemies of Pakistan.” In a broadcast to the nation explaining the government’s action, Prime Minister Mohammed Ali said Fazlul Huq was a "traitor to Pakistan, even to East Pakistan.” Ali declared the 81-year-old ousted chief minister had said his ul- The $10,500 fine assessed Raymond Thomason, Sr., on a conviction of defrauding the U, S. government in connection with VA housing loans was paid in Lubbock Monday morning. Mrs. Olive Fluke, deputy clerk of the U. S. District Court at Lubbock, said Davis Scarborough, attorney for Thomason, paid the fine. It was paid with a cashier’s check made payable to George W. Parker of Fort Worth, clerk of U. S. Court for the Northern District of Texas. Scarborough had previously filed a motiori of appeal from the conviction. The appeal was not dismissed Monday monring, but payment of the fine indicated that he would not carry out the appeal 18-Months 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 Lubbock. Judge Joseph B. Dooley set his punishment at fines of $1,500 on each of the seven counts, making a total of $10,500, and a probated 18-month sentence. Judge Dooley specified that the Tornadoes Rip Into Nebraska NORFOLK, Neb. (*> - Six children, 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 12 other persons, apparently attending a Memorial Day family gathering. ment the Prime Minister described as a “disloyal utterance.” Ali also accused Fazlul Huq of refusing advice from the central government. Following his dismissal, Fazlul Huq called the ousted members of his Cabinet to his home in Dacca, East Pakistan’s capital, for a meeting. Police swarmed about the house as the conference went on long into the night. The ouster followed mounting friction between the central government here in Karachi and East Pakistan. The province, which has 44 of the dominion’s 76 million people, is separated from West Pakistan by 1,000 miles of Indian territory. Fazlul Huq led a five-party united front to an overwhelming victory over Mohammed Ali’s Moslem League party in provincial elections two months ago. He campaigned on a platform of greater autonomy for East Pakistan. The victorious united front included 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 clashes, which Mohammed Ali said were organized by Communists. The announcement of today’s arrests said Mjibur 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 colleagues 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. 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 $5,-000 bond after filing the motion to appeal the conviction. Payment 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 officer. 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 remain away form the city for any extended period of time without permission of the probation officer. A second indictment against Thomason, in which the first 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 Raymond Thomason, Jr., Monty Don Thomason, Weldon L. Russell, Taylor W. Long, Jr., W. O. Hayter, Jr., Mrs. Helen McMurry and C. G. Stephens. THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE HEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY — Clear to partly cloudy Monday night and Tueaday. Cooler Monday night and Tuesday with a chance for showers Monday night. High temperature Monday 95 degrees. Low Monday night 65. High Tuesday 10. WEST TEXAS - Partly cloudy, widely scattered thunderstorms in east portion of South Plains and east of Pecos Valley this afternoon. Cooler in Panhandle and South Plains this afternoon and tonight. Tuesday, partly cloudy, not quite so warm in upper Pecos Valley eastward. TEMPERATURES Sun. P.M.    Mon.    A.M. 88      1:30      76 89      2:30       75 90       3:30      74 90       4:30      73 89      5:30       73 88      6:30      73 83       7:30      75 »1       8:30      78 80      9:30      90 79      10:30      82 79      11:30      m 77      12:30      89 Maximum temperature for the 24 hours ending at 6:30 a.m.: 90. Minimum temperature for the 24 hours ended at 6:30 ajtn.t 72. SEN. MIKE MONRONEY ... no ‘hunting license’ Weather Due To Be Right For Grads Chances are “excellent'’ that the weather won’t interfere with commencement exercises Monday night in Eagle Stadium for Abilene High School’s graduating seniors, a forecaster at the U. S. Weather Bureau said Monday morning. A cool front moving in from the northwest will bring a chance for showers, but is not expected to arrive until around midnight. The commencement exercises begin at 8 p.m. In case of rain, the exercises will be held at the same time in the high school auditorium. The 810 graduating seniors attended baccalaureate services Sunday morning in the school auditorium at which the Rev. Sterling Price, pastor of the University Baptist Church, spoke on “This is the Life.” “In the race of life it is the last sprint that makes the winner,” 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 measured in terms of resolutions made but resolutions kept. Music for the service was furnished by the high school A Cap-pella Choir under the direction of Gefte 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. uB-The nation’s first bale of cotton of the season was delivered—fittingly— in a Cadillac convertible yesterday. It will be worth at least $2,500 to Ray Barnick of Mission, Tex., 45 miles from here, if it passes all regulations, as expected. 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 resulted from accidents on streets and highways. Four persons were shot to death, and one each died from drowning, electrocution, hanging and a fight. Charles Chester Kyser, 40. of Denison, died early Monday of injuries received in a fight near the Denison railroad tracks. Police Chief Paul Borum filed murder charges against William Horace Pa»terson, 39, of Denison. Mrs. Janie Lummus, 28, of Houston was killed and four persons injured in a predawn highway crash Monday on the Gulf Freeway, 34 miles south of Houston’s Ellington cutoff. At San Antonio, Eulalio Acuna, was found dead, hanging by a Ne Response There was no immediate response from McCarthy, vacationing over the Memorial Day holiday. But the Wisconsin Republican contended at televised hearings last week that the congressional act makes him—chairman of the Senate Government Operations Committee and its Permanent Investigations subcommittee —an "authorized person” to be fed secret data from federal employes. That was a centra! point in his argument against the administration’s expressed view—obviously aimed at McCarthy—that executive branch officials should not disclose classified material to “unauthorized” individuals whoever they are. The Congressional Reorganization Act, .passed in 1946 and known as the “La Follette - Monroney Act”, was designed among other things to revamp the committee and set up and lay out lines of jurisdiction. Monroney was a member of the House at the time. Monroney said today: “There is nothing in the act which permits the senator from Wisconsin to violate executive orders or the law against receiving or divulging classified information. “It wgs never intended to give the chairman of the subcommittee a hunting license for an over-all investigation of government activities. His committee’s investigative 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 tk “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 subcommittee will resume its televised probe tomorrow of Army accusations that McCarthy and Roy M. Cohn exerted improper pressure in seeking favored Army treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine. McCarthy and Cohn accused Stevens 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 alleged Communists in the Army. Cohn, McCarthy’s chief counsel, faces more cross-examination tomorrow. He previously has denied, point by point, the bulk of the Army charges. * belt, in his cell in the Bexar County jail Sunday night. Former Archer County Judge Joe Earl Shelton, 65, was killed Sunday and five other persons injured in a two-car collision near Waskom, Tex. Mrs. E. W. Franz, 40, burned’to death after a panel truck overturned 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. Three persons were killed in a two-car crash Sunday night in the Beaumont area. They were Jordan Ernest Thompson, Beaumont; his son, Tommy, about 9; and Mrs. S. N. Weather by of A jo, Ariz. Six of the traffic deaths occurred in a three-car crackup near Gonzales in South Texas Friday. Those killed were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Abilene Wins Postmasters’ State Parley Abilene will be the convention site for the 1955 meeting of the Texas branch, National League of District Postmasters. The decision was made Monday by the league’s executive committee, which met Sunday and Monday in the Windsor Hotel. Bids for the 1955 session were submitted by San Antonio, Lubbock, Waco, Galveston, Abilene, and Brownwood, at the May convention in Austin. Abilene was picked because of its “bids, facilities and geographical location,” said C. L. Allen of Wingate, publicity chairman. Backing the Key City bid were the Abilene Chamber of Commerce conventions committee, city and county officials, hotels, and The Reporter-News. Tentative date for the convention has been set for April i4-27. 1,200 la League There are 1.200 postmasters in Texas who belong to the League. Approximately 200 registered delegates are expected to attend the meeting. Host postmaster will be Clyde Grant. Members of the executive committee who attended the conference here were J. Maxwell Holder of Nolan, president; Gene Griffing of Danbury; Joe Tosch of Mesquite, 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 RETURN—New sup. erintendent of Abilene Methodist district named as Amarillo conference ends. Abilene pastors keep pulpits. Page 1-B. CAMP - O-REE -Two 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. OPTIMISM—Businessmen talking good times despite slow trade. Page 5-A. four airmen from Lackland AFB near San Antonio—Raymond C. Johnson, 23, Houston; John L. Quayhagen, 24, Denver, Colo.; Armas E. Miller, 24, Lake Cinder, Mich.; and Wilbur D. HuitL Wonona, Mo. A West Texas couple, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hanna, Brady, were killed Saturday night when their Bcar crashed headon with a cattle ’truck just east of Goldthwaite, Tex. Roy Lee Johnson, 9, was killed Saturday when struck by a car at Cone, Tex., near Lubbock. He was chasing his windblown cap into a street. Gilbert Rodriquez, 7, was killed Friday as he sat on the curb outside his San Antonio home. A car went out of control, jumped the curb and hit him. Mrs. Edith Provine, 45, Amarillo, was killed in a Panhandle traffic accident near Canyon Friday Willoughby, Walter, Okla., and Thomason's Fine Paid at Lubbock BRADY COUPLE KILLED Texas Holiday Death Toll Hits 26; Traffic Claims 18 ;