Abilene Reporter News, June 3, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLEARtlTije Abilene"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOSS WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron MDRNmG VOL. LXIII, No. 350 Duval Jury May Probe Attorneys SA.N DIEGO. Tex.. June 2 The Duval County grand jury today said its investigation of handling of county and school district funds will “likely as a matter of I course” include the district and Cdunty attorneys, and the conduct | of their offices.    , I This is one of the reasons, the jury said in a report, it did not <lesire the services or the presence j in *he grand jury room of either | Uie district attorney or the Duval County attorney. Call on Officers The jury said it would call on those two officers from time to time on other matters involving law violations and set Monday. June 7, at 9:30 a m. for the time for the two officers to ap|>car be- i fore it.    ! The district attorney is Raeburn | Noms, who is aligned with George Parr, disputed political leader of the area. Parr supporters had o- j posed bitterly the empaneling of the new grand jury, which met for the first time yesterday.    i The county attorney is R F. ; Luna. .Met With Jury    j State Atty. Gen, John Ben Shep-pt'rd and thnn* of his a.ssistant.s net with the jury today Shepperd was with It for 20 minutes yesterday.    J A« ting Dist Judge A S Broad-1 foot had told the jury it could name its own bailiffs The jury today announced it had chosen thrt'e Texas Rangers and a Duval 1 County deputy sheriff. Manuel ’ .Amaya The rangers are M W Williamson. W. A Russell and Jim Wier. regularly assigned to this area. Ansoriated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 3, 1954—TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10« Twister Near Paris Injures 8 in Family Sentell to Finish Jaii Term Tonight ‘THE KE.\I. MCCOY’—Mrs. Marv Driscoll, secretary to Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis), testifying'at the McCarthy-Army hearing in Washington, has just heard Army Counsel Joseph Welch question whether memos supplied by Sen. McCarthy in the hearing are ‘‘the real McCoy or not.’’ Rov Cohn, beside her. speaks in reply to Welch. Welch demanded an expert check on the authenticity of the memos but withdrew the request when Acting Chairman Mundt (R-SD) said the FBI had advised it would be impossible to determine when the documents were typed. IVIcCarthy Balks At Giving FBI Names of Reds Adminislralion Hunting Reds Quietly - Ike ' WASHLNGTOX. June 2 (.^President Eisenhower, asserting the i supremacy of the executive branch ! in fighting com.munism, said today I the administration has rolled up an ! impressive record in that field— “quietly and unrelentlessly” and “under due process of law*.” Barring questions about Sen. McCarthy, Eisenhower issued at a crowded news conference a 16-month record of the blows executive agencies have aimed at communism. These included convictions and indictments of Red leaders. deportations, and expansion of the list of subversive organizations. The President reaffirmed his backing of Atty. Gen. Brownell’s statement of last week which accused McCarthy of trying to “set himself above the laws of our land” in inviting secret data from goveritment workers. But Eisenhower ruled out newsmen’s questions about the conflict between the administration and McCarthy. He asserted he has said his last word on that subject, un- A BOY .Vf LAbT^—Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy, exdaimca Dr. James L. Corthouts family of seven girls when they heard the news in Hartford, Conn.. that a baby brother was born in the family. It was the first son born to the dentist and the nurse had to repeat the news twice‘before he believed it. Although it was good news to the father, the seven sisters greeted the news as something which could never happen to them.___ i WASHINGTON, Ju.ac 2 .15-.Army I Counsel Joseph N. Welch joined i forces with Democratic sen.'dors I today in a sudden, delermintxi j campaign to make Sen. Joseph R. i McCarthy turn over to the FBI S.N’VDER. June 2. — Rep I rank , qj. jtet reiary of Defense Wilson the Sentell was due to complete the fmal 39 hours of a 72 hour jaii term late Thursday night The sentence was imnosed for contempt of court. Stmtell was taken into custody by the S<nirry County sheriff. Homer Whisn.'ind. Wt*dnesday moriun; Judge Sterling Williams of 132d Dwtricl I’ourl sentenced Senieil and the Supreme Court of Texas lecenlly affirmed the sentence. The iiigh court sent a mandate Mc-C'arlhy retort«! this wouUn t L'.;    tv    ' him think he has to say some- ^ thing more. Henceforth, he said, he will ha\ e just one aim and idea: To win i enactment of the administration's do any    good. He    made it plain that, as    chairman    of the regular senate investigations body, he would not be bound by today's ™h,. tt,scon..in senator said he' rtames ol 130 alle?ed I'oinmunt.i^s «11 prot^c an>’    j    but    partt^wWohTave    hd    snrgs who,    McCarthy said, are m V S..    Defense    Department wants u defense    plant*.    •    rotary V. ilson w ill    send somebody MIGHT ASK CONGRESS in Congress. •lonso Piaou. _    wh.n    a    cama    back But McCarthy svukK lu his stand a er .    *11    matterquestion whether McCar- ai the way to get these purported j the real way to tackle the mat^ .    “hurting    ’    the    program. eds out of strategic faclones «,a look of annoyance overspread r his Investigating OMnmiitee to subcommittee headed by h.m,    President’s    face and that Reds for his Investigating OMnmiltee to hold public hearings, and expose Jiem. I nanimous Recoinmendatien In the midst of a lengthy uproar. set otf by Welch's whiplash cross-examination of McCarthy subcommittee headed by him.    p r « c s a » « ♦ FBI P0.cn«, to Fire    Next The FBI has all the intormalion! "* »"»PPW- he has. and more too. he sa'd, but is powerless to fire subver-s.\cs from defense plants. During the hot row. Cohn at the demand of Welch read off a list s face question. Ike Undecided on Request For Indochina Intervention to JiHlge Williams, who had a choice of turning it over to the ; aide Roy .M Cohn, the special .Me-1 cities jn which the plants al sheriff to tie enforcexl or of retain-) Carthy-.Army Investigating sub-    infiltrated    are    located mg n    committee voteii a unanimous Sentell had served 33 hours of, “recommendation” that the 130 the sentence when the jail term names tie sent to the Defense was first asse.ssed    ' iV'partmcnl at once. Thev included SxTacuse. Rome. Gas Line Broken; Traffic Detoured Traffic was detoured for safety purposes after a mainiainer WASHINGTON. June 2 t-Pres-ident Eisenhower said firmly today he has by no means decided whether to ask Congress for authority to intervene in Red-threatened Southeast Asia. He dicslosed at a news conference. however, that his top advisors occasionally have discussed the possibility of a White House resolution asking Congress to per- Oicasionally. he said, such possibilities as a joint congressional resolution have come up but he has not by any manner of means reaclrod any deci.<ion of this kind. Eisenhower made this comment in answer to a question by a reporter who noted two senators last week publicly said they believed the President would submit such a resolution before Congress adjourns. Eisenhower said the five-power Pentagon military conference tomorrow will contine itself to surveying military problems and not foreign policy matters. Young Claims Texas-Bought Shares Clinch Rail Control NEW YORK. June 2 Hoht'rt \eung won a key 800.000 votes today in his battie for cunirol of liie New A ork Central Railrc.ul Kiectain iniiHXtoi-i tallyire prox ics m Albany r* jc-ic l a mana ge mciu challenge of the vahditv oi the huge bUx k of sJiares cah by èutqiorters of Ai ung .A spokesman tor A oung duvre^i the decision, declaring that for “all practical purposes ’ the elee tion was ' over and done with " Central Pre.sident William White said management will eoiuinue its legal fight to bliK'k the counting Mild Weather To Follow Dust; Hail Raps Vera rioudless skies and miUi lemjx r-atures were fori'c.'i.st for the Abilene area for Thur.sday and Friday by the P S Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport The forecast follow e<l ,-v front which brought du.st here Uediie.s day. Visibility dropinnl to two mile* abo.it 11 am, but .skies cleared later in the day Two homes were destio.ved and 18 others damaged during a rain and hail .storm at Vera in Knox County Tuesday night The hail was as tug as goH balls Three inches of rain tell in W minutes The storm di stroyevl considerable wheat, whu h wa.s about one third harvested in the Vera area Vera also xutferiHl Uis.s of telephone and electric service Tuesday night as a result of the .storm No injuries were nqHultM The storm struck a strip from four miles northwe.it of Vera to Retl Springs, which is in western Baylor County nine miles east ot Vera. Datnaged buildings itu luded the Baptist and Metlunlist Churches ut Vera and the Church o( Chruit at Red Spring!. ut the .share.H. Meanwhile, the lalx»nou: count of voles went on in an Albany *'ot(.l riMim Election insiH'ctor.s l.ave made no announvcment oiher than t.day s siai» ment on the chal-lengixt shares The annual meet ing. which siartcii with a stormy session last V\ iHlnesday. will re sume Tuesday iux>n at the oftice of the railroads secretary in .Albany. Whether the tally will have Ivam completed by then was not known Aoung claimed at the nuvting Wetine.sd.iy that, with (he tktO.OUd share.s, his fide had c.isl 3’t million votes—more than half of the ti.447,410 shares outstanding Tlio controversial block of shares, the biggest outstanding, was purchastHi by Clint W Mur-(luson and Kid VV Itiduirdson. Texas frieiuls ot Adung. from the ChesaiH’ake & Ghio Hail w a y. A oung's former railroad. The sttH’k had b<H*n held in tru.stt'e ship by the Chase National Bank of New A'ork tt'udtxi that the bank tuul no right *.vi apjHunt a proxy lor voting the , shares at the annual mei'ting , mil such action. Schenectady. Dunkirk and Buffalo.; blade broke a gas line Wednesday ' jop diplomatic officials said this \    A’., and Quincy. Cambridge, afternoon along Farm - to - Market : possibility was being seriously con- New Bedford. Boston. I.ynn. Fitch- j Road 1234 about l.iKX) feet south , sidered but a final decision must burg and Pittsfield. Mass    ;    of the Albany highway, (State    gwait pledges    by    Britain    and other Welch took off his velvet glove j way 351*.    I friendly governments to join the today and aimed a sencs    of bare; This was reported by C. A 1 I’nited States    m    a    ’united    front kniKkle Sunday punches    at    the; Conklin, maintenance foreman for    to save Indochma. Au'Carthy camp—and. in pariicul- the Slate Highway Department ar. at the 27-year-old Cohn, who at here. times had trouble curbing    his    ad-j Workers notified the Lone Star niittedly hot temper    |    Gas Co.. which sent out a crew Bombard» Colin    to make repairs. The location was Quailel Pleads'Not Guilty' In Armed Robbery at Roby ROBA’, June 2 (RNS—Four ' not present. Berrera had retained With sharp-edgoil irony, and of-j near .Abilene Christian College. ten with hammering insi.stence, he IxJinharded Cohn with questions Before the defen.se plant side-¡.-sue came up. Cohn donietl that the (.i Dav id Sehino case is at the root of the Mc< arthy camp's The ga.s did not ignite “We deloured traffic 40 minutes to an hour, because a passing auto could have backfired and started a fire,’’ Conklin said. Tf a car had stalled near the gas line, a collision with the Army. He s.iid ! spark might have set off fire when the (rouble would have ctime up j the driver tried to start his en-anyway because the Army officials | gine ” were detorimneii to stop their Loy-----------——— alty-Socurity Board members    OpiniOlls' being subpoenaed by the McCarthy i investigators .And he predicted trouble will start again—maylH» ending in a whole new investigation like the present one—when the subcommii-ttv rc.sumes its offort.s to que.stion those bt'ard memf>ers. Cohn said MeCAKTHV, I’g. J-A. t ol. ? Rile InvesHgotors WASHINGTON. June 2 f-lVm-ocratic subcommittee members protesting that witnesses have given not facts but “sworn opinions." tried and faileii lixlay to suspend a House investigation of tax-exempt foundations. Talks of Possibilil.T Eisenhower spoke out about the possibility of .American intervention amid these other developments: 1. Military ciuefs 01 staff from Rntaui. France. Australia, and New Zealand began arriving for high level military talks about the Indochina War with an American delegation headiHl by .-\dm, Ki'berl i'arney. chief of Naval operations 2. fhe United States began to pull out some 200 Air Force technicians flown to Indochina on an emergency basis some months ago to help servK'e French planes blasting advancing Red armies. In discussing Indov'hina. the President said every possible line ot artion was being examined constantly by the State IXn>i*rtment, Pentagon and other staffs in order to protect .American interests as well as those of the entire free world. r THE WEATHER ;50 Planes Rip Up Abitai Rebel Bases UrrVRIMtNT OK COMMI «I» WKVIHI K at RI VI ,    Aim.KNK    VM>    VICIMTV    -    Cl*.ir and the ( entrai eon- ( wkx m»ki iími»f».«tF.rF» Thuixiiu. Txur»- n-jilil and r'iidaj>. high I'hurt.Uy X'« Tnur*di;. nighl W. Uoih Kruta.x Street* Paving Work Awaits City Okay Tlic Ciiy t'ommi.vium will hold Its regular meeluiK rhui.'«day m .stead of on Friday so that iHimnuN sioners may attend the re* and mcelmg of the I.e»igue of Ttxi Municipalities in Big ^íprlng Friday The commi.ssioners Thursday will mt on iH'lition.s by protK'ity owners for paving on tour streets. They are Marshall St from Sviuth llth to 12th Sts ; Poplar St from South .Seventh to Eighth Sts: Victoria St from North Smmd to Thuxi Sts.; and Mockingbird Lane (the west side of the boulevard' from South First to Third Sts. Other action which may he taken by the commissioners ineUhle the puichii.ie of aitilitional fire hose and a street sweeiHT, XOKIH iK.MKAl 1KVVS G#o*r«Uv fuir    Thuivt.i,v ..nd    .    not m»    «m Thur*il4> wnnnn Ki hi...v    - VVr-iT 1K.XVS (,an«>r,Ub |4ir TXur* d*,'.    lud ij^ 'r »«’    hoi ••**{    ol Ui«    IV.'»» V »Upx    Knd ..V |*.n If    » (ouilv and w.uni rr    iih Wi. *b    IXundt*i»loiin» n    South    I'lxin» ttua V ullr> aakioard Kridajf .»ftornix's h AM rr.xVS I'lrai to    l»4:    vkMJuU Thu    and    rthOct    .    »cAUoit'd Ihuuxl«-» iir.Ar Ih* Foaiil ThurMl.i.v miurnln* S»M ¡I 1 ttursb.o ' HANOI. Indochina. June ‘2 .th— Massive air attacks tixiay de-stroyevl an entiiv string of ret>el ’ ba^es only 12 miles from Hanoi ikihI as springboards for slashing the vital rail highway link with tlie scaiHiit city of Haiphong This was announced by the •    French high command, vvhich said jHvst of Uhonoi near Hung men pleaded not guilty to charges ' of armed robbery and auto theft j when they were arraigned here Wednesday before Judge Owen j Thomas in 104th District Court. | Their trials were set for June 16 Ben I'laxton. 59-year-old day la-' borer accused of murdering bis older brother. Dave, will be arrai,"ned Monday He was indici-i*d Tuesday.    | Fatiiirr Bcwlrn    1 The quartet arraignevl \S ednes-1 day consists of J. A Moore. 25. of ’ Buffalo; Martin Ross Rightmer. j 30. Gonzales, Glenn Siver, 32. * Rocky Ford. Colo : and Guadalupe , Herrera. 27. San Antonio They , were charged in justice court in i Roby on April 14 with beating and , robbing a 61-year-old Roby farm- i er, Felix Gaion.    ! The allegevi offenses occurred I about midnight. April 13. near the I Galon farm home,    ! ; tlalcn said some men awoke him at his home the night of April, IS and askeii hun to drive them j to Rotan to see their sick mother., He Iviter was beaten and his car taken. The car was recovered at I Robert I ce later with oiu' of the ' men in it. ' Mixire. Rightmer and Siver A>n. i were free on bond. Berrera did no counsel. Representing the state were District .Attorney Tom Todd and County .Attorney H. F. Grindstaff. Judge Thomas set bond for each man al $2.000 for the theft charges and $2.500 for the armed robboiy charge.    ' The district attorney said the. armed robbery charge included > two counts: 'U robbery by putting in fear and 2‘ robbery with lire-! arms.    | Moore, Siver and Rightmer j were members of a seismograph j crew working near Rule at the , tune of the alleged oifense. None I has a previous record.    | Berrera. who also has no pre-1 vious record, was working as a ; day laborer near Rule. NEWS INDEX SiCTION A Women's neMS ...    4, 5 Oil . .     .    .    4 Food ,    12,    13 SiCTION B Spom    ....    2, 3 Radio * TV lo«i . .----.    3 Editorials      4 Comics      5 Classitiod ads ■ . • . , 6, 7, B Form 4 Markets ........ 9 Battered Home Blown 150 Yards B.v THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A tornado that “looked like black smoke” ripped a house to shreds in Northeast Texas Wednesday night, injuring eight members of a farm family. The marauding funnel chewed its way across a field and directly into the 5-room F. R. Cooper home about 11 miles south of Paris, Tex., in Lamar County. Huge Funnel “It looked like a huge funnel of black smoke.” said Burney Oats, who lives a half mile west of the Cooper house. The twister ripped off his porch and the roof of his barn before striking the Cooper home. Shreds of the Cooper home were thrown 150 yards west—in the direction from which the awesome black storm had come—apparently by the wind’s twisting action. The Paris tornado performed some well-know^n tricks. A chicken was found in the Cooper yard with its feathers picked clean. A rabbit, completely skinned and dead, was nearby. A watch, still ticking, was found 100 yards from the house. Utility lines were blown down. More than an inch of rain fell. Others vvho saw* the funnel included Wendell Jeter, a youth whose home is southwest of the Cooper house. The Weather Bureau bad issued a warning of possible tornadoes for an area from 50 miles south-vrest of Texarkana to 50 miles northeast of Texarkana, and 30 miles to either side. But at 9 p.m. no tornado Jjad been reported in that exact area. Paris is somewhat outside this specific strip. Tornadoes in West and North Texas Tuesday night had killed one person and injured 14. The Coopers live in the Lake Creek community. Cooper himself was at Arlington between Fort Worth and Dallas, where he is employed. !    Injured    Listed Injured were Mrs. Cooper. 46; Melvina. 18; Loretta. 16; Virgie, ; 12; Stella. 10: Doris. 8; Verna Lee, 6; and Wayne. 2. j They were taken in five ambu-I lances to the Lamar Hospital in ■ Paris where doctors said “three ; or four” appeared seriously hurt. I .At 7:30 p.m.. Texarkana lepoin-! ed ominously black clouds, slightly j stirring winds and a few sprinkles of rain. The Weather Bureau in Dallas said the .Northeast Texas turbulence was the result of a well-defmed front which coiiided with moist air. The frontal line at 8 p m. extended from Texarkana to north of Tyler, to south of Dallas and on west to San .Angelo. There was httle or no turbulence along its edges west of Dallas. Tornadoes or storms were reported in five places of Northwest and West Texas Tuesday night. .A wide swath of crops were ruined in the Vera area 18 miles west of Seymour in -North Texas around Wichita Fails. Hal Fees, radio newsman from Seymour, saul “thousaiwli and thousands” of acres of wheat were destroyed. He said property and crop damage spread along a strip 13 miles long and 10 to 12 miles wide in eastern Knox County and western Baylor County. No one was injured at Vera, but two homes were demolished and 18 damaged HEADING FOR DOGHOUSE? TtWrKRiTl !i:m Hrd 1 M. r M u •J •I tl •> « ■s 1 » m    .    J    Si» 7J .....  3    »    . V.i ...... .    1    HI .1    ,   »    .10 U _______ .    «    JO (f     .....  7    .*0 m    ... ..    >    JO M .      *    XI    •• M    10.30       - •a    II    ,10    , «    II    » Riab aud km trmi>«raturM for H Itowro ondMt «I 0 JO l> m M and f) High and ktw toinporalur«« aciiio dau laal roar *7 and <7 Kunaol laM ntaM 7 it e m .SunrWa lodar J » • m. SuMot    7 it |a in Itau>m«tor roadtauc al • JO |> m. tt 01. Malalioo bumaldr at » It e. n. SI por CMU 30 fighlers and 20 bomlwrs blew up huge arms depots hidden by the Communisl-led Vietmuih m villages thev iH'cupied near the highway Mala Port Haiphong i.s the mam port for roi'eiving American mihiary equipment for the Indochina VS.ir effort I’ortions of the road and rail link with Hanoi are blown up alnu^t every night by the relwLi and re-jkuuhI in daylight by French army engineers. l ast night Vietnume.ie tiwivi beat off another •Kempt by the rebels to overwhelm the defense 30 miles .southeast ot Hanoi. It was the fifth consecutive night at-laik on the {Hist in the southeast region ot the delta, where the French have been iHilstenng llieir forces CUisc Kupport French planes {Hirt to the \ietiianu\se while arms, ammunition and fiKxi were drop{H>d to the defenders A high command siH)kesinan said otherwi.'^e the situation in the delta tiHiay was calm. Five Vielnunh were rejx>rtei1 kilUnt and 18 cap-tuiAHl m . minor mopups llie high command announced that in accordance with an agreement reacheil at Genev a, 575 rt‘bcl woundetl and sick pri.ioners will be relea.sed within five days as a reciprocal measure for the freeing of 858 French I’nion wounded and 27 medical men from fallen Dien Bien Fhu, not post bv>nd Court Appoinls Alloraey Sivcr and Moore wore represont-ed in court by Clay Cc^gm. Roby attorney Aoggia was ap{K>inte\l by the court to represont Rightmer and Berrera for Weiinesday s pro- Red Official in Jopen Retrieved by Wrestlers ^      ^    ^    TOKYO.    Thursday.    June    3    .fr_    ^    But    the    Russians    can    always gave dose sup- ]    Rightmer    s    law    ver    was    The    head    of Russia s mission to,    international    athletic ■    ■    Japan    left    >es!<^a>    (or —iUKl perhaps the Muscovite dog-house. Gregory .Alexiindrovilch Pavli ; chev was accompatuetl by his wile,: HOPES JUDGE 'REAL TEXAN' HOUKTON. -f* — A fedeial prisoner recently wMle Judge Allen Hannay asking help in getting out of prison Ho ap{H\Med * m the name of Gen Sam Houston and »s • loyal, fellow Texan.” The request emiotl viith this “I pray to God you are not a A’ankt*© in disguise." a small skating team and quite a batch of "skaluig officials” Raslovoiov had played on the (9 wresMers and wrestling “om. spy    of    Lavrenty F. Beriu. cials” and considerable confusion.:    ^od    of Russia s secret Pavhchev had a ItlUe mis- MuNf. Rastovorov ti^k one look fortune. His chief spy. Yuri Ros- ^^ose skating ofticiuls and tovorov, went over to the I'nittHl! ^^od. States and spilled secrets about j Japan recently was host to the Russian espionage in Asia.    j World Amateur Wrestling Cham- Russia can’t legally send an.v-! pionships. Russia sent a squad of one to fetch mission members who wrestlers and "official!.* get Moscow'! dander up. Japan saya the mission is illegal. It won't let Russians enter. These officials” were in charge yesterday when Favhchev am veti at the anpori. ;

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