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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR Cfie gbiltme "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, NO. 348 Associated Press (AP) C. T. Johnson Sels Abilene Talk Thursday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The race for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor of Texas had the top spot in politi cat activitr Tuesday, at least brief- Jy- Lieut. Gov. Ben Ramsey an nounced in Austin that State Sen- ator Crawford Martin of Hillsboro would be his campaign manager for re-election. Ramsey said Monday he would open state headquarters at Aus-1 tin's Driskill Hotel, probably next week. Martin was in North Caro- lina attending the general assem- bly of the Presbyterian Church. Meanwhile. C.. T. Johnson, who is running against Ramsey said Texas needs men" in office to strengthen insurance laws for the protection of policy holders. Johnson was to carry his cam- paign to San Angelo Tuesday niorning and be at Big Spring at 2 p.m., at Midland at 4 p.m.. and at. Odessa Tuesday night at S p.m. "It's interesting to see." Johnson said in Austin yesterday, "those who have been in a position for years and years to dean up the insurance mess suddenly get stir- red up about it." Wednesday, Johnson plans to be in Laniesa, Snyder. Lubbock. and Amarillo. Pampa, Childress. Ver- non and Abilene are on his Thurs- day schedule. And he plans to be j at Wichita Falls. Breckenridge. Mineral Wells and Cisco Friday and Saturday. ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10e BEXM.VGTON CREW ATTEND MEMORIAL Byron Ferguson of Jersey Citv. N. J., slumps in his wheel chair as his wife. Miriam, on the left, stands for prayers during meir :ial services at Quonset Point, R. I., for the hundred men killed on the ship May 26th while at sea.' Seaman Robert E. Berry of St. Joseph, Mo., folds his bandaged hands in prayer as Seaman Benjamin Valdez (background) of Cleve- land. 0.. is attended by Red Cross nurse Lorene Franer of Roanoke, Va. Marine Corps Captain David toomey of New Rochelle, N. Y., stands at attention on the right________________________________________ French Speed Indo Defense HANOI, Indochina I? The French speeded defense plans in the Choben Valley today as specu- lation spread.that four Vietminh divisions knifing toward the Red River delta from Dien Bien Phu planned to hit that sector first. For the past week the French have been mopping up shadow pa- trols infiltrating into the area 40 miles southwest of Hanoi. Some French sources estimated the ene- my's main striking force could reach the valley on the Black Riv- er in about four weeks. French Army sources in Saigon Ike Calls for 'Crusade Of Truth'to Fight Reds NEW YORK IB President Ei- senhower last night deplored di- vision within America on hoxv to fight communism. He called for "more knowledge and intellect and less prejudice and passion." A "crusade of truth" is needed both at home aad abroad, he told a dinner highlighting the 200th an- niversary of the founding of Co-1 gogues thirsty for personal power lumbia University. "Through knowledge and under- he said, "we will drive from the temple of freedom all who 'seek to establish over us thought they be agents of a foreign state or dema- Business Indexes Rise During May Abilene growth was reflected by I Water meters in service showed ;id a fifth rebel division which i at least four business indexes dur- a net gain of 283 in May. the City took part in the Dien Bien Phu capture 351st al- ready has reached its base 45 miles northwest of Hanoi. The other four 312. 308 and moving along a mountain route which the French are bombing daily with American- supplied BSfis. Bearcats and Cor- sair fighter planes. ing May. Building permits, and water, gas, and electric meters were checked. Amount of building authorized Water Department said. That brought the total to Gas meters increased in May by an estimated 45. to reach a new this May was above that for May. j total of 17.300, Lone Star Gas Co. 1953. However, it was below the j said. April, 1954. figure. Electric meters had a net hike Construction for the year 1954 Of gi this May. The new total for (January through May1 stood those is 18.702. West Texas Utili- 128.6S1 above the total for the same ties Co. reported, period of last year. These five-' and public notice." The President mentioned no names in denouncing "would-be censors and regulators" and those who "divert our attention from the main battle" in opposing com- munism an over-all goal on which he said Americans are united above all others. White House Press Secretary James C- Hagerty was. asked whether the President had referred in "the speech to Sen. McCarthy with whom the adminis- tration has differed sharply in re- cent. weeks. "I am not going to try to in- terpret the President's Hagerty answered. McCarthy could not be reached for comment. The speech was a major state- ment of the President's views on how communism should be corn- batted. His voice grew thick with emotion when he referred to "dem- McCarthy Blocks Schine File Probe 'INFLUENCE'RULED OUT Mrs. Gray's Will Suit Nears Jury MOXAHANS, June 1 The trial contesting the will of Mrs. Re- becca Estes Gray was due to go to a 109th District .Court jury here Tuesday afternoon. Arguments by attorneys were scheduled to begin at 9 a.ra. and a time limit of two and one-half hours had been set for each side. The trial entered its eighth day Tuesday. "Influence" in the contest was ruled out by Judge G. C. Olsen as testimony -ended Monday af- ternoon. The judge notified defend- ants and plaintiffs that no influ- ence had been shown and that it would not be a question on the charge he was to present to the jury- Judge Olsen said his charge to the jury would contain two ques- tions: 1. Was Mrs. Gray sane or in- sane at the time she made her will on June 2, 1952? 2. Was she sane or insane at the time she added a codicil to the will on Aug. 9, 1952? The bulk of Mrs. Gray's estate was willed to four Methodist in- stitutions, including McMurry Col- lege at Abilene. Relatives of Mrs. Gray, mostly cousins, are attempting to set aside the will. Dr. Cooke Testifies Witnesses for the defense con- cluded testimony Monday. Among those who testified were heads of three institutions which benefit un- der the will: Dr. Harold G. Cooke, president of McMurry College. Dr. Sone, president of Tex- as Wesleyan College at Fort Worth. Hubert Johnson, superintendent of the Methodist orphans' home at Waco. The three gave similar testi- mony in that Mrs. Gray was in- erested in their institutions and often visited the colleges and or- phans' home. Under cross-examination. Dr. Cooke admitted he tried to know ptrsons of means who would con- .ribute to McMurry College and said he was "at all times doing his best for the college." agogues" and 'division." were Those month volumes compare as fol-i f, lows: against Lt. For May alone this year the j Tflke NfiW building authorized amounted to i Bodies Found Off Chinese Mainland Formosa 1st China's Defense Ministry said i May, 1953. The April. 1954. total turned over command of vas I the L'.S. oth Air Force today to Lt. Of the 100 permits issued this j Gen. Roger M. Ramey in cere- S616.525. compared to 5612.904 of j SEOUL Lt. Gen. Samuel E. persons, all of thsm lashed with wire to- boards, have been pulled from the sea off the China coast in the past five days. The ministry said the.men. wom- en and djidren apparently were victims of a new Communist purge on the mainland. May, 53 were for new residences.! monies at Air Force headquarters City Engineering Department re-! at Osan. ported. Anderson left immediately for So far this year 721 permits have i Washington via Tokyo. He will be- been granted. During the same j come director of the Defense De- five months of last year 618 were j partment's Weapons System Evalu- issued. ation Group Aug. 1. PASSAGE PREDICTED New Soda I Security Bill Faces House Battle Today WASHINGTON tfl I-egislntion j boost monthly payments now being As under present law. retired I to add an estimated 10 million per- j made to an estimated six million jwrsons wno arc 75 years old or Presbyterian Merger Plan Awaited Here How would the Presbyterian Church's decision to unite its three branches affect Abilene? The answer won't be known un- til later this week, when the Rev. Frank Travis, pastor of the Cen- tral Presbyterian Church, USA, re- turns to Abilene. He attended the Northern Gen- eral Assembly in Detroit, Mich., Slay 20-25. He is slated to return here Thursday. The Rev. H. Leiand Murphy, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, said of the decision Tues- i dav The nationally televised speech was heard by some alumni, faculty members and friends of Columbia University who jammed the ballroom of the Waldorf-As- toria Hotel and another 400 who overflowed inb an adjoining din- ing room. A score of college presi- dents were in the audience. It was a homecoming of sorts for Eisenhower, who was Columbia's president from 194S until shortly before his inauguration last year. Applause interrupted the 30-min- j the United States, or the "South- ute speech 21 times. "The three general assemblies now having acted, the plan of union will be examined by all Presbyterians with great He withhold further comment un- til the Rev. Travis's return. First Presbyterian is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in After stating that America is completely united in opposing com- munism, the President added: "Vet. my friends, and I say this sadly, is there any other subject that seems, at this moment, to be the cause of among In addition to criticizing those who cause "division." the Presi- See IKE. Page 13-A. Col 1 so much division I era" branch. At the Southern General Assem- bly, delegates voted Monday- join with the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (or the "Northern" and the United Presbyterian Church of North America. sons to the social security rolls: persons by a minimum of The oWer are not Thcv and to boost benefits and taxes' comes before the House today for debate and almost certain passage. Drafted by the House Ways and Means Committee and embodying in large part recommendations by President Elsenhower, it was dock- eted under "take it or leave it" procedure. It cannot be amended on the floor. The legislation has little if any opposition. The Senate has not acted. Besides extending social seen new monthly minimum would rise i from to draw benefits regardless of how Maximum monthly benefits for much they earn. a retired worker would be hiked j Large new groups made eligible j from S85 to Those increases, affectins per- sons already receiving benefits, would become operative two months after the bill becomes law. Most of the oilier changes would become effective next Jan. i. For covered workers not yet re- ar- tired, the maximum monthly bene- ity coverage to largo now groups. the legislation would provide for increased benefit payments, larsor annual contributions by employers and employes, and a more liberal income test for people already re- ceiving payments under the 17'j- year-old program. A major provision would boost Jrom to the maximum annual wage on which both bend fits and luxes arc based. At (he present rule of 2 per cent for both workers and this means an additional payment of annually Into the social secur- ity fund by each covered worker more and by his t mnloycr. Vbe new teudil structure would fit would go up to It now is The top for a retired worker and his wife, if she is over 63. would jump from to The maximum payable to any one family would be raised from the present monthly to Persons already retired but hav- ing small earnings from part-lime work would get a break. Existing law cuts them off from benefits for any month in which they earn more than in covered employ- ment. The new law would let them earn least n from covered or uncovered employment. Above that, they would lose one'month's benefits for each month In which they cwucU uota Uua fM. I for social security coverage for the first time include farm owners and workers, many state and mu- n i c i p a 1 employes, professional workers and clergymen. Additions include: Some farm owners or operators and an additional 000'farm workers earning or more annually from the same em- ployer. About professional em- ployes such as dentists. lawyers, architects and engineers. (Medical doctors arc excluded.' Some S'i million slate and mu- nicipal employes, exclusive of po- lice and firemen, provided two thirds in any system want in. About ministers and members of religious orders not now eligible. Domestic workers earning at least in a calendar quarter rcsardless of how few days the employe works. Present law covers domestic workers who make at least from the same employer during a calendar itr and work al least 21 daft. (ourthhouse Work To Start; Courts Move to Cafeteria Remodeling of the district court- room in Taylor County Courthouse is to start morning. Balfani Construction Co. notified County Judge Reed Ingalsbe Tues- day morning that its workers are ready to start. Also Tuesday morning. School Supt. A. E. Wells gave final ap- proval for the two district courts of Taylor County to use the cafe- teria of Bowie School at 17S3 South 20th St. A jury panel reported for duly! Tuesday morning in 4Jnd Dis-! Irict Court which is now in session, hut Judge J. R. Black dismissed the panel until Thursday. June 10.1 Members arc to report on that; Cooler Weather Due Here Today SAVED Pfc. George Argus, Brooklyn. N.Y., mountain climb- er, was found "alive and wett" high on Mt. McKinley in Alaska. He was injured on May ceiving a fcroken hip ia a tumble over a precipice. One member of the party was killed in the fall. Two others, survived and returned to civilization for aid. Molotov Comes Bock To Geneva Meeting GENEVA HI Soviet.Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov returned to the Far Eastern conference to- day after a sudden, two-day trip back to. Moscow for consultations. Western observers assumed he had gone back to report to Soviet Premier Georgi M. Malenkov and his associates on the talks thus far, and to, discuss the strategy the Soviets will pursue in the fu- ture negotiations on Indochina. These sources believe the Com- munists now are debating whether to try to prolong the negotiations for an Indochina armistice in order to produce a replica of the two- year-long Korean military talks at Pacmunjom, or whether to seek a halt as soon as possible to the Aside from Molotov's return, the chief event anticipated at the con- ference today was a meeting at French and Vietminh representa- tives called to arrange for the opening of military discussions on armistice terms later this week. The nine-party conference on In- dochina was in recess for a day after getting snarled yesterday over Communists proposals for a "neutral" commission to police any truce that may be achieved. The conference debate was scheduled to resume tomorrow at another secret session. The delegates used the recess today for private conference with their allies. The French-Vietminh meeting to- day was called to work out pre- j liminary details of negotiations it j expected to begin Thursday on j Cooler weather was in prospect j the question of zones in which the.j for Abilene Tuesday, after the mer-1 rival forces would assemble if and j cury climbed to 95 degrees Man-1 when a cease-fire is effected. j day afternoon. j In the subsequent talks Col.' A forecaster at the U. S. Wcath- j Jules Fleuranl is to represent er Bureau said a cool front that; France and Ta Uang Euu. Viet- i moved through the city at 5 p.m. i minh rice minister of defense, will Monday would hold the high tern- j attend for the Reds, perature Tuesday to S5. Fair weather was expected to continue into Tuesday night. i Wednesday will be partly cloudy, j A high of 90 is forecast. I The 95 degrees Monday- was the! hottest day in Abilene since April New difficulties over the cease- fire question arose yesterday when the full Indochina conference came to grips for feflrst Ume with the problem of policing an armistice. The Communists proposed es- tablishment of a Korea-type police Communist, the rest non-Red. for Indochina. The Soviet Union nominated Commu- nist Poland and Czechoslovakia, along with India and Pakistan. The West quickly objected, charging that the Korean Neutral Nations- Supervisory Commission had failed to work because of vetoes by its Communist members. Demands Informants Be Deleted WASHINGTON McCar- thy today blocked senators investi- gating his row with the Army from getting files on work done by G. David Schine until names of infor- mants have been deleted from them. His stand touched off another angry exchange during which Sen. McClellan (D-Ark) accused Mc- Carthy of being "unfair" and de- manded that the Eisenhower ad- ministration make known its posi- tion on "pilfered" classified infor- mation. Blasts McCIelUn McCarthy said he wouldn't let Democrats on the hearings com- mittee get the names of his infor- mants since, he said. McClellan had made it clear last week that he feels government workers-who give him (McCarthy) information about Communists, about trai- tors'' should be prosecuted. In the upshot, the committee took a luncheon' recess without digging into a big cardboard box of pur- ported Schine papers which Koy Conn, chief counsel to the Mc- Carthy subcommittee had proffered to Ray H. Jenkins, special counsel for the McCarthy-Army hearings. McCarthy said the names of in- formants could be deleted during the recess. The technical status of the pa- pers was left pretty vague. Chair- man Mundt IR-SD1 said at one point he "would assume they have been turned over to this subcommit- tee" but did not repeat'it after Mc- Carthy, saying he would "correct the declared they. haS not been turned over. V- McCarthy, told'McCMan he will never give him lie names of people who give him information "unless and until he assures me those names will not be used." His anger lip, McClellan said he never asked for names of confiden- tial informants and that he had never said he would make them public, Question of Theft' McClellan said the great national The conference-planned to. con-1 issue is this: Whether a congres- tinue discussion also on other n.i r.j CMC .IHdiAnaHX, 4 issues, including proposals for ex- j____________________________ change of prisoners and prohibi- outside. of reinforcements from The proposal for a four-nation j supervisory commission was sd- vanced yesterday by Scviee Deputy- Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. Objecting to the Red proposal, I U.S. Under Secretary of State Wal- ter Bedel Smith cited repeated deadlocks on the Korean supervi- sory commission. Western delegates got the im- pression from the debate that the Reds would not accept any control agency unless it included Commu- nist members with a veto. Smith for his part gave every indication j Ag Council to Meet In Abilene in 1955 The Texas Commercial Agricul- turist Council will hold its 1955 i convention in Abilene April 6 and 7, Loyan C. Walker Abilene, secretary treasurer, announced Tnesday.- About 75 to 100 people are ex- pected for the convention, accord- ing to Walker, who is also live- stock and agriculture manager for the West Texas Chamber of Corn- that the United States would ac- cept no such arrangement The council includes chiefly ag- riculture representatives of banks, railroads, and commerce, Walker chambers said. of Holiday Deaths Pass 500 Mark THE WEATHER 6. when 96 degrees was recorded at the weather bureau. V S, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHCK BCREAV ABILENE AND VICINITY fair TWS- and aiKtit. Parity cloady Wed- miiiimto >uv IVHVII uu i day at Bowie School. I Judge Owen Thomas' trict Court will open a S-wcck term in Taylor County June Remodeling of the courthouse will include installation of a lower ceil- ing in Iht present two-story dis- trict courtroom, new floor (or thus creating a additional office span in upper part of room, the WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE FLHT Civic club teams soy they'll toko the NAIA relays in 20 ards per man. Pope 1 -S, EMPLOYER. tell Boyle the best wcy to curb an overiricndly boss. Pogo 2-A. TMI WORLD T09AY Corthy raises qutstion of who's in chargt. Pofie 14-A, TALKS thbuahts switcgcotnihh thoughts switching to chances ft a revival of inflation. Page i SO. XORTH CKXTRAL TEXAS cloudy tftu afternoon. tonUht wiiMy scattered thundfrsftoweK Slightly Wftrrwr in nwttl TEXAS 'partly aftM- noon, toaijht and Wednesday. Widfiy i tpred thunderstorms in South Plains and pi Pteas Valtey Ist? Wed- I warnwr la Panhandle and i South rictus this aftfrcooa and toalsht. I Mon P M. A..V. SI ?l day llanmitler 75 W nitht to- i a.m. tcnlittt i P.M. p.m. M.G3. Relative humidity p-m. 39 ptr cent. Mavlmam ttmfxraturt hr M twun tnd- taK at a.m.: M. Minimum ttmloralan fw H kxm It Ml.; By TiflE ASSOCIATED PKESS Violent deaths over the thret-day Memorial Day holiday period soared to a new record today. At least 523 parsons died in traffic accidents, drownings. and miscellaneous mishaps. This broke the previous" record of 510 for a three-day Memorial Day holiday in IS32. The traffic toll was at least 355, or 15 above the National Safety Council's pro-holiday estimate of 340 and near the record 363 in 1952, An additional 92 lost their lives in drownings. and 76 in miscellan- eous accidents. The violent death total compared with in the two-day holiday last year and the record Memoual Day total of 571 in a four-day period in 1S50. An Associated Press survey of violent deaths was taken from 6 p.m. May H to midnight May 17, the same time span as the Memo- rial Day holiday, and showed a total of tralUc tka'.'u, H drgwa- ings and miscellaneous deaths for a total of 359. The toll by states traffic, drownings and miscellaneous: Alabama 981: Arizona 500; Arkansas 020; California 37 4 6; Colorado S 0 5: Connecticut 5 I 1; Delaware 200: Florida 10 2 0; Georgia 7 0 0; Idaho 202; Illinois 31 S 6; Indiana 12 1 1; Iowa 2 2 1; Kansas 133; Ken- tucky 10 3 1; Louisiana 912; Maine 3 0 310; Massachusetts 424: Michigan 20 9 6; Minnesota 540; Mississippi 010; Missouri 934; Montana 300; Nebraska 1 0 4; Nevada I'O 1; New Hampshire 230; New Jerwy 6 S 3; New Mexico 931: New York 13 4 S; North Carolina 11 4 0' Dakota 200; Ohio 16 0 6; Oklahoma 111; Oregon 801; 11 3 4; Ssath- CaiSlios 4 1 0: Tennessee Tout 14 2 2; Utah 2 1 0; Vermwt I 0 Virginia 850; WaihiniiUn i t e; West Virginia 3 n; Wbcowln J 2; Wyoming i DMrkt i( Columbia 11 ft.   

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