Abilene Reporter News, June 2, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 02, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARM, DUSTY 4 %Mm Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIII, NO. 349 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 2, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc 5 C-t Panels, Board to Get Bond Data Information of the city's pro- posed bond issues totaling more than million will be given to five key committees of Abilene Chamber of Commerce and to its board. That move was among public information measures planned Wed- nesday morning. A special meeting was held at C-C offices for the purpose of studying how to acquaint citizens with the bond proposals. Abiienians are to vote July 17 on 53.25 million in water bonds, S1.75 million sewer bonds, SI mil- lion street bonds, fire sta- tion bonds and a park bond issue. Material on the bonds will be given to the following C-C com- mittees: Water, Sewer. Park, Street, and Sanitation. Improve- ments planned under the bond is- sues concern members of those panels. Talks Planned Further to publicize the propos- als, women's groups will be asked to make talks. City officials and other local leaders among the men and women will speak to civic clubs and women's organizations. Newspaper, radio and television coverage ahead of the bond elec- tion will bring out facts involved. Other groups included in the in- formation plans are the medical society and its ladies' auxilliary, and the three local colleges. Revenue bonds are proposed for the total S5 million in water and sewer projects. These would be repaid entirely from water and sewer revenue; no tax could be levied for {hem. Tax obligation bonds would be issued for. the remainder of the improvements. The information group which met Wednesday will hold another sessio.ii June 16 to check on prog- ress of its plans. Attending were: Joe Cooley, C-C manager; George L. Minter Jr., C-C president; Mayor C. E. Gat- lin: Bro Mingus. Radio Station KSSC; Bob Pointer, C-C staff member: Jack Minter, mayor pro ton; Bob Kennedy. West Texas Utilities Co.; A. C. Etter and Seal- ey Smith, both-front Radio Station KWKC; and Earle Walker, Abilene Reporter-News. "Urging adoption of these bonds shouldn't be pitched on the idea that the projects are needed for future growth of Abilene." Ken- nedy declared. "It ought to be pointed out that the improvements are needed right now, for the peo- ple already making Abilene their home. "We missed a serious water cris- is only by the grace of the Good Lord." Cotton Congress Opens Thursday CORPUS CHR1STI. June 1 The 3-day 15th annual session of the American Cotton Congress starts here Thursday. Representatives from the cotton belt and foreign co'untries are ex- pected. The theme is "Cotton's Current Problems." Burris Jackson of Hillsboro, Tex.. general chairman of the Congress, will give the keynote address. J. Earl Coke, assistant secretary of agriculture for federal-state re- lations, and Samuel Andersen, as- sistant secretary' of commerce for internal affairs, will be among speakers the first day. WELCOME Genevieve de Galard Terraube, French nurse who remained at Dien Bien Phu throughout the seige of the Indochina fortress before it fell to the Vietminh rebels, receives a welcome home kiss from her mother, right, following her arrival in Paris. The heroine of the fallen bastion, released by the rebels last week, was met by about 100 newsmen but a police detail kept them from questioning her. WHEAT RUINED Storm Hits Knox Town VERA. June 2. homes were destroyed and 18 oth- ers damaged here Tuesday night in a rain and hail storm that wiped out the wheat crop in a nine-mile wide area 13 or 14 miles long. Almost every home in this Knox County town got; some damage from wind and hail that measured up to the size of golf balls. Three indies of rain fell in 30 minutes beginning about p. m. The storm struck a strip from four miles northwest of Vera in ftnox County to Red Springs in western Baylor County, nine miles east of Vera. It also hit 14 miles southwest of Vera in the Rhine- land community. Buildings were damaged and thousands and thousands of acres of wheat were lost. No injuries had been reported by 10 a. m. Wednesday. Homer T. Melton, Knox County sheriff said. A plate glass window of the Weiss i Co. store at Vera blew in and six inches of water was standing in the store. The Baptist and Methodist churches at Vera were bsdly damaged and also the Church of Christ at Red Springs. Several metal-type graneries were Mown away and parts of one was scattered over about three acres about five miles west of Red Springs. At Vera the wheat harvest is over. The crop is completely de- stroyed.- The harvest was about a third finished when the rain iai hail beat the remainder of the crop into the ground. Power Knocked Out Telephone and electric power was knocked out at Vera. Tele- phone service had been restored at 10 a.m. Wednesday butipovver had been out since Tuesday night. Bomarton in southwestern Bay- lor County had heavy hail and Seymour got .85 inches of rain. Texas Tornadoes Kill 1, Hurt 14 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A baby was killed. 14 persons were hurt and crops were damaged by tornadoes which whiplashed West and North Texas Tuesday j night. j Half the City Hall roof was torn j off at Paducah. where the ons death and 11 injuries occurred. Much South Plains cotton, only re- cently revived by rains, was hurt by hail and high wind. Hail covered the ground like snow at Paducah. At least two homes were flat- tened near Iowa Park in North Texas, where thrfe persons were 'Blind Corner' Contact Man Hired for Summer by City Jim 0. Ballew will be the City of Abilene's contact man this summer to seek elimination of "blind" corners. The principal of Bonham Ele- mentary School was employed by the City Commission at a special meeting Wednesday morning. His work will be in' connection with the Parent-Teacher Associa- tion and city campaign against "blind" corners. Those are inter- sections where shrubbery, fences and other obstructions hinder mo- torists' vision. Safety committees of the various P-TA's will locate "blind" corn- ers in iheir school districts. They will report these to the safety committee of the City Council of P-TA's. The latter panel in turn will bring the corners to this at- tention of the City Commission. .P-TA assistance in solving this problem came about at the invi- tation of the commission. Bailee's salary was tentatively fixed nl. W> a month. He will jerve diirlng the summer. It will be his job to follow up re- ports of "blind" corners by con- tacting property owners and oc- cupnnti (o ask them to remove JIM 0. BAU.EW to contact groptrly owners Mrs. Lucille llurleson was named Wednesday by the com- mission ns city vital statistics registrar. That job has formerly been held by Dr. F. E. Sadler, director of Abllone-Taylor County Health Unit, who died Tuesday. Mrs. Burleson is an empiuyc of the health unit. hurt. The storm did some damage to the ripening North Texas wheat crop. Dead at Paducah was Ida Pla- cincio. 3 months old. The child's mother and five brothers and sis- ters Were injured. Other tornadoes were reported at Bakersfield. 110 miles west of San Angelo, and to the west of Paducah. A windmill near Bakers- field was twisted into pretzel shape, Preceded By Sand Preceded by biting, wind-blown sand so thick residents could hard ly see across the street, the twister which swiped the west edge of Paducati took its greatest toll when it struck the Placincio home JS miles southeast. The Placincios lived on the Jack Parnoll Ranch. All were in their house when it was crushed by the tornado. Injured were the mother, Mrs. Isabel! Placincio, and five chil- dren: Olivia. 9, Alejandro, 7, Ysa- bel. 6, Abraham, 4, and Adan, 3. Olivia, with chest and leg injur- ies, was most seriously hurt Truman Havins. 33, and Dorothy Havins. 23, brother and sister liv- ing in the Chalk community near the Placincio home, were hurt when the twister picked up the truck in which they were fleeing toward a storm cellar. Truman was pinned under the truck more than an hour with a broken hip and leg. Dorothy Hav- ins suffered a broken arm. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Richards, who live five miles southeast of Padu- 'cah, wererthrown against a barb wire fence as they ran for their storm cellar. About Hi miles northeast of Iowa Pack near Wichita Falls, the tornado .demolished two houses and.injured three people. They were Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stowe and' their daughter. Faj-e, whose house was picked up and moved about 20 feet. Nearby, Mr. and Mrs. John Har- roll and their daughter, Linda, 13, strangely escaped Injury although TORNADOES. lt-A. Army Made Attempt To Halt Probe: Cohn Technicians Withdrawn From Indo WASHINGTON Ul The United States has started to withdraw erne 200 Air Force technicians rushed to Indochina to help main- ain French' warplanes nearly three months ago. The Defense Department, how- ever, is xeported considering allew- ing some American servicemen to to assist French ground rews in servicing planes blar away at Communist-led rebel orces near Hanoi. Diplomatic officials who report- ed this today said the evacuation of American Air Force personnel in no way should be regarded as lessening of American interest 10 the future of Red threatened Indochina. The withdrawal, they empha- ;ized, is being carried out in ac- cordance with pledges to Congress hat the 200 technicians sent to Indochina last Marcli would be pulled out by June 12. A substan- ial number, they said, already have "been returned to U.S. bases in the Far East. These officials said some 4T American B26 bombers, loaned to he French air force about the same time, will be kept in Indo- china to bolster air assaults against advancing Communist armies, especially in the critical delta area. These disclosures came as top military chiefs the United States, Britain, France. Australia and New Zealand began gathering here for secret strategy confer- to examine the possibility of outside intervention to aid the lard-pressed French Union forces. The talks start tomorrow. Somewhat more than 100 U.S. echnicians were reported continu- ing to serve in Indochina but-most of these, it was said, have orders .0 leave within the next few weeks. Officials said France has sent in numerous air technicians in the past three months to replace the Americans. MCCARTHY SAYS HE HAS CUSTODY OF THE After witless Roy M. Cohn, right, had aides lug in the box he said held files on which Pvt. G. David Schine had worked, Senator McCarthy talks the matter over with Cohn in the hearing room in Washington. Then McCarthy announced his refusal to turn over to the committee the complete files Schine had worked on because, said Mc- Carthy, they contain names of the confidential informants. McCarthy said that custody of the papers. AEG BARS SCIENTIST Ike Wont Comment About Oppenheimer WASHINGTON Ei- senhower refused today to voice his opinion of a Security Board's split decision barring Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer from the nation's se- cret atomic files. The President said the case is still going through a quasi-judicial process. TICKETS ON SALE FOR 3RD ANNUAL NAIA MEET HERE The third annual National Intercollegiate track and field championships will be unreeled at McMurry Sta- dium Friday and Saturday nights vvith over 306 entries from, all over the United States competing for national honors. Tickets for the meet are on sale at the Melody Shop, Record Shop, Athletic Supply, the Mackey Co., Thorn- ton's, the Abilene Chamber of Commerce and at the business offices at Hardin-Simmons, McMurry and Abi- lene Christian College. Ticket prices for Friday night's show are 25 cents for public school students and 75 cents for adults. Saturday night prices are 50 cents for students and for adults. YANKEES BEWARE 'South Rise Again' In Mock Mississippi Fight BRICE'S CROSSROADS, Hiss. Rebels are getting ready to whip the Yankees again but no one wants to be Yankees, especial- ly beaten ones. Mississippians just naturally don't like blue. A new type enlistment was de- vised to fill the Union ranks for the second Battle of Brice's Cross- roads Sunday, 90 years after Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest routed a Union force of superior numbers. Volunteers for the battle re-en- actment have no clwiee whether they would look better in blue or grey. They just enlist. "Then we assign them to one of the Claude Gentry, author of a book about the Civil War battle and u sponsor of the' rc-cnactment. "You can't find any- one who wants to enlist as a Yankee." "The ones that can run the fast- est will be the ho said, recalling how Ur.ion forces were routed and fled back to Memphis, Tenn., in 1K4. A practice battle was for today to wlxt the Rebels' ap- petite and give the Southern 'Yankttx" a rehtaital in back- ward movement. An enlittmenl booth U I The President reiterated at a news conference that he has great admiration for the physicists' past achievements. The three members of a special Atomic Energy Commission Secu- rity Board unanimously found Op- penheimer to foe a loval citizen but decided, 2-1, that the famed atomic physicist is not a good se- curity risk and recommended that he continue to be barred from using secret government files for nuclear research. Oppenheimer's lawyers, who an- nounced the decision of the AEC board yesterday, appealed to the Stevens, Adams Best' BULLETIN WASHINGTON McCarthy said today his in- vestigation subcommittee has information "alarming" be- yond words about Communist infiltration of the Central Intelligence Agency and hydrogen and atom bomb plants. M. Cohn testified today he be- lieves Secretary Stevens and Army Counselor John G. Adams "were doing their best" to stop the McCarthy sub- committee's investigation of Communists in the Army. "Certainly you do not believe Secretary Stevens and Mr. Adams were unwilling to expose Commu- Sen. Dworshak (R-Idaho) demanded. "Of course Cohn said. Then he added he believes both officials 'had a mistaken notion that the exposure ....would be a reflec- tion on them." Cohn, chief counsel to the Mc- Carthy subcommittee, was in the witness chair for the fourth day at the McCarthy-Army hearings. .In the course of cross-examina- tion, 1., Denied he or Sen. McCarthy ever exerted any "improper" pres- sure for preferential treatment of G. David Schine, former McCarthy aide who was drafted into the Army lastfalL 2. Expressed belief Stevens and Adams did not act "in good faith" in bringing then- charges against the McCarthy camp. 3. Said he ought to be Ered if the Army, charges were true; but declined to express an opinion us to whether, if the charges fare false, the officials who made them should no longer hold their posi- tions. Cohn said that question went to the further issue of "who told them to do it" Army counsel Joseph Welch pressed Cohn hard about Conn's acknowledged efforts to get a com- mission for Schine before Schine was drafted. Wasn't he' "anxious" to get a commission for Schine? Cohn never agreed with the word but said he thought Schine was qualified. Sen. Symington in ques- tioning Cohn, alluded to Mc- Carthy's contention that govern- ment employes have a "duty" to give McCarthy information of al- leged wrongdoing in the executive branch. Suppose a government, employe in the executive branch had charge of a document stamped "top se- commission for a reversal of the j cret" and felt his superiors were decision. Eisenhower told questioners who sought his view on the decision that the case is still going through a quasi-judicial process and until the appeal has been finally settled, there would be no point in a White House expression of opinion. Oppenheimer himself elected not to comment on the board action. The 50-year-old physicist now heads the Institute for AAD Study at Princeton, N.J. His see- not taking proper action, did Cohn think the employe had a right to give it to a committee chairman? Symington asked. Cohn said the question "raises some very grave issues." and he couldn't answer yes or no. Symington read a part of the congressional reorganization law which states that committee .files and records are the "property of Congress" and are to be kept sepa- rate from the records of individual lawmakers. Symington also read that all members of a congressional com- retary said Oppenheimer felt the are to have access to the up soldiers in the Baldwyn post office, (federal that "Enlist- ments are coming in pretty Gentry said. He predicted 200 fight- ers in homemade uniforms would refight the battle, with perhaps watching. Baldwyn is a town of about in scantily populated northeast Mississippi. The battle site is 'nearby. The Yankees lost about killed, wounded or captured in the I battle. Gentry said. Forrest lost about 500 killed or wounded. The battle had no appreciable effect on the war. Vicksburg had fallen the year before, cutting the Confederacy in- two. next move in the case was up to the AEC. But the scientist's lawyers said in a letter to the AEC that they were amazed at the findings. They questioned how the board could up- hold Oppenheimer's "loyalty and discretion" and stil! deny him ac- cess to the government's nuclear secrets. committee's files. This apparently touched on a Democratic complaint that some McCarthy subcommittee files have been kept in McCarthy's senatorial office and that Democratic sub- committee members have been de- nied access to some of them. Symington asked Cohn if he felt he was bound by this law. Cohn agreed he was. Bids Called On Hospilal At Air Base Bids on the base hospital for Abilene Air Force Base are now being advertised by the Fort Worth District Corps Engineers. Col. H. H. Hallock, district engineer, announced Wednesday. Initial capacity of the hospital will be for 150 beds. Basic facili- ties TF31 allow for future expansion to 300 beds, Col.. Hallock said. The three-story building will have a concrete wall exterior and will probably take 540 days to com- plete, CoL Hallock said. George Dali architect-engineer of Dallas, is working .with the" en- gineers to adapt the basic hospital plan for the Abilene site. Architects for the basic hospital in most new Air Force'installations, were Ellerbe and Company of St. Paul, Minn., hospital specialists who are wflrk- ing with Tucker andUndberg. AM-" lene architects, on the new St. ABB Hospital plans. Bids on the AFB hospital will be opened in Fort Worth June 25. Other projects with bid-openings slated for this month are ra'dio facilities housing, June 3; motor pool facilities. June 8; and bache- lor officers quarters, June 17. THE WEATHER ZT-S- BEFJJITMEXT OF CQMMEKCC WEATHEK BUREAU ABILE.NE AND VICINITY Partly Joady, vrarm and dusty Wednesday after- oon. Partly ckwdr and cooler Wednesday" isbt and Thursday. Kisfc temperatsre Wednesday near degrees. Low Wednes- day eigii: near 63. High Thursday near 85. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly, ctoadr, local thunderstorms this afternoon and ia southeast early tonight. Cooler to- night and in northwest this afternoon. Thursday clear to partly doady and cot so warm. WEST TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy and taming cooler this afternoon and to- night, widely scattered thunderstorms ia lower Valley eastward this afternoon. Thsrsday generally fair and mild. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL Partly cloady, local taBcderstomis in inter- ior this afternoon and tonight, cooler' in northwest tonight- Thnrwiay partly cloady with scattered thnndersoowirs near the coast. Not so ia interior. Moderate locally fresh southerly winds on the coast, becoming northeast to east Thurs- day afternoon, TEMFERATCKE3 Tues. P.M. Wed. AJU. 77 7S 73 .73 7S 74 SS S3 Sooset last night p.m. Satirise to- day 3-m. SuBSCt tonisht p.m. Barometer reading at p.m. 27.91. Relative haniidity at pjn. 4S per Maximum temperature lor 24 hours end- ing a.m. 95. Minimcm temperature tor 24 hoars end- ing at a.m. 73. Abilene to Hold Full Scale Disaster Rehearsal June 14 WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE NUMBER runway due at Abilene Munici- pal Airport." Page i -3. eco- nomic decline record travel Page 7-B. LISTIN CHADS gives advice- to Mr. Col- lege. Page 14-A. ISCAPII port In Kottan atr war revealed, Pagt 11-B. Abilene will hold a "dress re-1 They will take inventory of their hearsal" Monday. June 14. at 7 p.m. for the handling of disasters. Announcement of the alert was made Wednesday by Harry W. Dob- byn, chairman of civil defense and disaster relief. All parts of the organization are urged to complete preparations and hJve personnel alerted. Plans for the event were made this week in a special meeting. Attending were the mayor, the city manager, police and fin; chiefs, the panel board of civil defense and disaster relief and division heads of the organization. Block wardens will have meet- ings of all the people in their re- spective blocks durui{ the June U alert. people, making sure all are pres- ent. They are urged to have at hand or know where it is located in the block'first aid equipment, bandages and such supplies. That preparation is for the purpose of being ready, should any block be- come a, disaster area. By having the materials at hand, the block warden and the resi- dents of his area could have some- thing with which to work before rescue teams and medical groups arrived. Set FltU "This will be a full Kale Dobbyn stressed. "H will include the reportind of all petuoiinc! for traffic control, rescue teams' OIK erations, and all administrative teams on1 the job. Such divisions as engineers, transportation, food, clothing and shelter wiii report for duty at their stations." The Red Cross with'its assigned personnel will report to refugee shelters, prepare mcms and make reports. Salvation Army and Bed Cross will put kitchens in the "disaster" area. A complete field hospital will be set up, thmugh which "patients" will be. taken during this alert. "All-clear" signals will be given at about 8 p.m. June 14 and 15 are National Civil Defense Alert Days. Such will be carried on throughout toe nation on UWM datei. ;