Abilene Reporter News, June 3, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 03, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, COOL ®l)e KMene J^eporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINAL VOL, LXIII, No, 350Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, 1954—TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOC RADIOMAN KILLED MIG Attacks Belgian Plane VIENNA, Austria (/I^)—A Belgian freight plane was shot up by another plane today near the Yugoslav-Austrian frontier, »and its radio officer killed. Two of the surviving crewmen tlescribed the attacking plane as a Russian-made MIG. possibly from Hungary. The Belgian transport was a DC3 carrying pedigreed pigs from Britain to Belgrade, Yugoslavia. It had a crew of four—three Belgians and a Briton. The dead radio operator was a Belgian, as were the pilot and mechanic, both in-----------------  jured.    The    British co-pilot, Deck Stacked Against Hint, (ehn Charges W ASHINGTO.N’    M.    Cvhn said today that Atty. Gen. Brow- uninjured, said the attack ing plane was a MIG jet fighter. An injured Belgian told a similar story. The DC3, hit on the left side by cannon fire at perhaps 6,000 feet, made an emergency landing at Graz. Austria. sister plane on the pig-carrying mission wa.s reported to have landed safely at Belgrade. Hit Over YugcMilavla The British Embassy in Vienna nell or Ms as.i., ant    ^ i',    L    “    .    on    at    10    a.m.    today    by    an that thts consmutrt a stacked Vt,«oa.avia^ tMarihor is about .5 miles inside Yugoslavia from the Air School Site Search Cut to it }>erjury charges develop from the hearings. Cohn threw out this charge in the 26lh day of the Army-McCar-thy hearings as Sen. Jackson (DAVash) pressed a series of “true or false” questions to Cohn. Cohn testified under oath it was “true” that the Army filed its charges against McCarthy and him after failing in “blackmail attempts” to try to halt the Me-    j    i j rarthv subcommitt«. investigation    Mnd.ng    there British zone of Austria.) “Two cannon shelKs hit the plane. The radio officer was killed and two other members of the crew were injured. All were Belgian nationals. "A fourth member of the crew, who was British, was uninjured. Following the attack, the damaged plane altered course for Graz and of the Anny. Tried Similar Line Earlier, when Secretary of the Army Stevens and Army counselor John G. Adams were witnesses, .lackson had pursued a similar “true or false” line of questioning. Jackson read the perjury laws to Cohn and reminded him that Stevens and .4dams had testified the • hlackmaii” charge was false Cohn insisted this charge had l>een * proved" by testimony from senators on the subcommittee itself. Call On Record Cohn referred to testimony by the senators that Adams had visited them “to try to kill” a move by the McCarthy subcommittee to subpoena members of the .Army Ixiyalty Board Cohn .«aid one of the senators 'Dirksen. R-Ili‘ had said .Adams **hsnte<i" that if the subpoenas were not dropped, “something else would be done ' Cohn said Brow noil .s office had “instigated” the proceeding.-*, adding that Brownell would be the one to review the te.stimony and de« ide who, if anvnne. should be prosecuted for perjury f lying under oath . In tbc midst of Cohn's te.stimony. the first ot the much disputtxi monitored telephone calls were put into the record. This came when Sen Dirk.ven R ill read a transcript of three talks he had with Ses'retary Stevens Since the early days of the teie-\ ise<l hearings, begun April 22, there has been off-apd-on wrangling over introduction of telephone calls on which Stevens had his .See COH.N*. Pg. S A, Col. 4 Hit in Shoulder Devreese had tw*o cannon frag-, ments in his right shoulder. He ■ was hospitalized at Graz. The dead radio operator and the ROBIN RED BREAST—Susan Turner, 6, holds a baby albino robin which has been in her neighborhood at Springfield. III., several days. The little bird, all white with red eyes, has not yet learned to fly. It is fed by two grown robins, apparently its parents, which are of normal color. Susan hopes the bird will make its home in her yard. Ex-Felon 'Pushed' Boy to His Death BAIXINGER. June 3 <RNS'—j The su.spect made a statement Allen Clyde Jennings, 33-year-old AVednesday after he was returned other iniuredTrewTmVn”    ^    ex-convict, told in a signed state- Sheriff Don Atkins from ,Aus- oiher injured crewman weie oeing s    ,    .    ,    t»)-    where    he    was    given    a    lie    de-. held in the care of British air . ment taken by authorities here    statement    was    ta-    approved.) Paving Oked On 3 SIreets And 5 Skips City Commission Thursday ordered sections of three streets paved by the assessment route. It also ruled that five skips in existing street pavement be paved. Segments to receive the new pavement are: Poplar St. from South Seventh to Eighth Sts.; Victoria St. from North Second to Third Sts.; and Marshall St. from South 11th to 12th SU. Owners had petitioned for the project. Skips to be paved are: South Third and Meander Sts.; South Seventh St. and Highland Ave.; South Eighth and Palm Sts.; South Third St. and Portland Ave,; and' North Sixth and Clinton Sts. Petition Tabled A petition from property owners also sought paving of Mockingbird Lane tthe west lane> from South First to Third Sts, The commission tabled this, pending more information on Texas Highway Department plans for highway overpasses on South First. In other actions the commission: <11 Voted to close Park Ave, from North Sixth to Eighth Sts. <Boih readings of the RED ATTACKERS WIPE OUT 200 VIETNAMESE SAIGON, Indochina (/P)—Three regular Vietminh battalions, striking in the coastal region of Viet Nam, have wiped out 200 men of the Vietnamese National Army and mauled 100 more, the French high command announced today. The rebel battalions, part of a regular regiment which had been dormant nearly two months, yesterday hit two companies of the Vietnamese Army which had dug in at Hung Son, on the coast 220 miles south of Hanoi. The Vietnamese forces fought back, but were unable to withstand the overwhelming odds represented by the 2,100 men of the three battalions. In the course of the battle, one of the companies extricated itself and retreated to a post at Ae Rieng, six miles to the south The Ae Rieng post had itself just beaten back an assault by a company of Vietminh. BUT STOP EARLIER Buses to Continue Night City Runs .Abilene w ill continue having ) ing all factors, fee! it is proper night city-bus service, but the that some evening service be pro-ordinance buses are to stop running an hour vided. ; earlier than now.    “We    feel    that    same should not 16-year-old boy into deep waters of Uie Colorado River and then did not heed the youth’s cry for help before he drowned. That recommendation was filed be fully eliminated until the situ- Wedncsday how he had pushed a    Attorney    Jackj    <2»    Made    agreement    with    Mar-; Moore i:<d District Attorney E. C. | Boykin, developer, for instal- Thursday with the City Commis- ^ ation can be further analyzed by Gr udstaff.    and    sewer    lines    in    his    sion    by    a    citizens'    advisory com-1 conducting certain experiments.” authorities on Graz’ Thalerof .Airfield, where the plane landed. There were unconfirmed reports that a third transport was involved in the pig ferry. It was esUblished at Graz that ooe plane definitely had landed in Belgrade. At Munich, where the Belgian* touched down    _    ......................... ihi* morning, it was believed there j w as found m the river Saturday j the two went swhBmming diaing the ‘    ^5    P*?*; izens* report, were only two on the flight.    j    near    where    the    two    had    camped,    j    afternoon    and    that    both    of    them    ;    North    Third    St in were fairly good swimmers. I    s    area. The suspect said he got out ot the water several Umes and drank I    !Z    ,    ! u J    tt    •    J    '*«1    rebate    him    at    the    rate    of some beer and some wine. He said * ca    i    • ; 50 per cent of the lines revenue ap- Jemiings said in the statement ■    between North Third and ; mittee the conunission had that he and the youth had camped ,    ’ Mockingbird Lane . pointed. Jennings is charged with mur- ty the river Thursday on the Lu-1    of    Westover., George Page, manager of City der in the death of Wallace Wind- ther Nixon place about 22 milesagreed to re- T-j.ansportailon Co.. told commis-sor 0 .Neal of Gecirgia, whose body i northwest of Ballinger. He said ®dce from eight-inch to six-inch gjoners he would abide by the cit- The committee suggested that the changes in schedules be started approximately June 1 and be continued at least six months. This would enable the company to do-sene its summer and fall business. GET 'MORAL SUPPORT' Negroes Ask Water for Home Area Outside oi City limits he would swim awhile and tlie boy would swim awhile and then they .; not to exceed seven years and not is concerned, we cant. But you do have our moral support ”    i : Public licurink on ,vn orvi,nance ,    attempted I to twrmil the city to ann.-x tern- I I tones for limileti purposes has ! bevn po.stponcd indefinitely. The I commis.sion hopes to change the , wording so as to make “our intent clearer '* Purpt>scs of the limiiod merger would have been only to control zoning, sanitation and health problems USE WANT ADS FOR FAST RESULTS V’h\ ere \ ir    rfi ■ 0 'ec-e* V*’ O' little q- 4lc c .;uv vkili hrinn ho the *0 4 fi.u tv \ tj oe-.'te Approxi-r ofely ‘‘0 O'lO    -i.tb orpeor ifi Aptiene Rep rfet Nev*s r.;., h mi nth.    meons op p. Mmofei-, 20.GM0 people inuw the P0v*et of Wont Ad«; on.' die v.sing th-*m regulcdy t t QOin extra profit in I'uvinn Si U,ng, lenfinp troiii'\3, tU More fhon 100 clo»'ftCOficns ore e-tobiirhed to be certain ever- Wont Ad hoi moximum readership. Negro residents of Crow Addition told the City Commission Thursday morning of their need for water service. They said their homes, situated just east of Carver .Addition, are without water. They have to haul a supply, they said Both Carver and Grow .Additions are outside and southeast ot the city limits. The h(Hi.«ies have outdoor toilets Commission members told the delegation the city won’t finance installaliun of the water lines into ^ Crow Addition, the group said. Res-: thereafter. spon.sibiIity would be up to the de\ eloper. Ear! Kennon .and Eddie Steven- i on. Iwth living on Crow St . were | spokesmen for the six Negroes present,    t AnnexaUon \e«‘d Cited |    ers pay tho.*<e costs. They staUxl Bud Crow, developer. ' Howexer. an unusual    sUu.ition lu'id mdicaled the houses would ;    in already devcloptHi    Carver    Addi- h.ue city water. Eight residences j tion caused    the    commission    rccent- ha\ e l>een built and «H'cupied in : ly    to    have water    extended    into    that Crow .Addition, the group ¡»aid. es- ! area at city expcn.se. Outdtxirs toil-luent.s of SIX were in the meeting. .Mayor C E Gatlin said: “The reason the commis.sion recently proposed hmiteii annexation oi territory was so we could deal with such situations as IhLs. Our hands are iieti As far as our taking the miliative to get you water He asked the eommission some _ time afo jinrmisston to quit > giving service because of j APPROVAL 'SURE' losses in operation. Clyde Grant, postmaster, was chairman of the committee the .K .. K ^0 exceed 90 per cent of his cost, commission appointed to study the bo*h swam togCkher about an hour. ^    already    agreed to i request. Other members were Q. bhoved Boy Back    expense    of    the    12-inch    1*- Critchfield and Henry Doscher Finally, he said, he went over line along North Sixth St., above j The panel suggested that the last night bus leave the downtown area abcHit 10 p.m. It now leave* at Academy Definitely Goes to One WASHINGTON UB~The Air Force announced today that its search for an academy site has been definitely narrowed to three locations—Alton, II!., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lake Geneva, Wis. Air Force Secretary Talbott made the announcement, saying the three sites had been recommended by a five-man board and he must make the final choice from among them. Talbott said he would make his decision only after further personal inspections by himself and his staff, and that he will study thoroughly the problems of land acquisition, engineering and all factors at the three locations before making his pick. The academy selection board started its search at the beginning of April, traveling more than 18,000 miles and reading reports and recommendations involving more than 400 locations proposed by civic groups and local communities. The task of choosing a permanent site for if» academy was assigned to Virgil M. Hancher, president of the University of Iowa; Brig. Gen. Charles A. Lindbergh; Merrill Meigs, vice president of the Hearst Corp; Gen. Carl A. Spaatz, first chief of staff of the Air Force, and Lt, Gen. Hubert R. Harmond, special assistant to the chief of staff ior Air Force Academy matters. Legislation authorizing the academy w’as signed by President Eisenhower on April 1. to shallow water and the youth the cost of a sLx-inch. followed him to get out of the ^ ——   . river, but Jennings said he shoved nun back into the deep w'ater. deep water and each time he shoved him back. Finally, the ex-con-¡vict said, the boy went under and made a cry for help but he did i not make an effort to help the youth. When the boy went under again Jennings came out of the water. THE WEATHER Republicans to Back Ike's Housing Plan 11:15 p.m. The committee said the By ROWLA.ND EVA.NS JR. WASHINGTON tf^-Senate Republicans were repcaded to have night buses, after 7 p.m., should i agreed informally today to give continue as now being on an hourly basis. 3@-Minute Day Runs In order to help the company cut down on operating expenses, the citizens’ group recommended Tlium Jennings and 0 Neal had report- ■ cie*r t» p*niy cKmd» »mi »«rm»r A group of property owners in ; eiily camped at the river to go the area proposed for limitt>d an- : fishing. When Jennings came out    ^ nexation    voiced    t>lijection.s    at    a    re-: of the river he met J. W. Caudle. * cent    commission    meeting.    StKin    20. and a c-ompanion who had > come to the campsite to check on! the pair' s fishing luck.    | Jennings said he was seared and: told Caudle and his companion that | the youth had drowned, but later j said he was just “kidding ’ j .After Caudle and his compan rS DErCRTMEVT OE COMMIRCE WE4THEK ABILENE ANP VICINITY — Fair »Dd m*I Tt»ursd*y and ThuriMlay nijcht. P»rtLv cfcH'cb' Hita    slHiwfr* and warmt-r FHdaj. Hifh umperatur* Thurti-daj »e dcfirnm. Lo« Thursdaj night SO. ”nokVh centru!'texas _ GeneraUy    da.vtime    service    be    some-; men after a meeting of Republican fair, cooirr thj.« »nenioon and t<*n ght. En-1 what lessened. Members said ^ senators on the housing legislation: day fair and slishtb warm«    :    .    ...    *»    o WEST TE-X.VS —- On^rally fair not so hiH in Pei-a« Valley eaatward. Fndaj. almost solid support to President Eisenhower’s public housing program. apparently assuring its approval by the Senate. Sen. Capehart >R-lnd». Ranking Committee chairman, told news- the commission announced the indefinite postponement. Carver Given Water The city doesn't finance the laying of water and sewer lines to .areas outside the city limits. Own- \ w<Ht. r M «2 *1 ..... M ..... 80 ..... rs ..... ..... TZ ..... « ..... U S3 Tl Mri'K4Tl Bt-» Î-» 4 30 .«!• « 6:.XI 7:30 «.'30 5 30 le 30 11 » n » V M M «0 80 :*<* «0 Î-1 8.1 ion left. Jennings left also. Headed for Califerata Jennings told officers he was headed for California when he was arrested in Pecos Saturday. He said the officers didn't tell him ...... 87  m 70 Sunart last nmht T ÎI pm Nuixnse today 5.Si a in isiii.«« toiiijihi T îl p.m. Baromeiw readias at IJ SJ p m. 58.Z7. Belativ« Iwmidiiy at 15 30 p ut. SI pw cent. Maximnm temperatare for 54 hour« mkI-Injt at 8:30 a m.. Mlnunuis température tor 24 liour» ea4-lR£ at *:30 a m.. 3«. minute service would suffice in the place of the present SD-min-uie. “It appears from the reports and records of tlie bus company,’* the committee said, “that the company is now and has during the “My best judgement is that we will have sufficient votes to put in some kind of public housing.” Sen. Young (R-ND), secretary of the GOP conference, said the dosed-door session disclosed “amazingly strong sentiment” for bank's amendment. Debate on the housing legislation starts later today. Capehart said he hoped to dispose of the bill by tomorrow evening. Maybank has already offered an amendrrk'nt to the bill which would strip it of all public housing authority. He switched position after the Supreme Court recently refused to consider an appeal from the San Francisco Housing .Authority asking approval of a segregation policy m a low-rent housing project. past year shown a small operating all phases of the President’s hous- lo.'^ from strictly an accounting \ lew point. ’ .Also it appears that the evening buses are used by the citizens of Abilene to a very little extent. In fact, the evening use is so small, even over a long period of time, as to hardly justify the evening services “However, after duly consider ing program. M<^t Democrats were also expected to line up behind public housing, despite a move by Sen. Maybank 'D^C» to strike from the bill a public housing section adopted in committee which goes far beyond the President’s request. Republicans will seek to substitute the President's program for May- WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE PRO«I ENOS—School Boofd doesn’t plon any additionol investigation of cracks in new school buildings. Page 1-B, STRUGGLE UNDERWAY — Yank service families try to mdke homes in Britom. Poge 8-A WEAKEST LINK?—Condon 1 security stotus reviewed but he savs loyalty no issue. Pog* 9-A. Addition delegation regarding the legal angles of their problem. 50-Cent Per Acre Value Put On Non-Producing Oil Land Taylor County Comnus.sianerv | Thursday morning, sitting as a ; board of equalization, reaehetl a compromi.vp of 50 cents an ocre, valuation for non-priHlucing oil and, ga.s property in Taylor County. j The Comrni.s.sioners had suggest j ed a rate of U an acre Alter a few' oil company repre.Ncntatives! expressed the opinion this was t(X) high fnit .“W cents was reasonable, | the commissioners, oil men and i special appraisers went into a huddle Then County Judge Heetl In gabbe announced the 50 cent rate. Wilson Hunt, of the oil evalunt-Ing firm of Pritchard & Abbott, I ort Worth, employed hy the county, said that most of the oil com panics had put in a rendition of 10 cent* an acre. He e.stimatiHl that the total acre age of the county that w ill liear the r*0 cent tax per acre at iH'tween R.v,oo(» ami 90.tk)0 acre.s. Mast of it is held hy the larger prmiucing eompanie.s, he said. Approximate acreage held under this category by the larger companies was Humble. 58,0iX) acres; SlanoUnd Oil k Gas Co.. S.OOd; Sun Oil Co . 3,(K)0 acres. Soluo LOOP; Skelly Oil Co.. 9.000 acres; Sinclair. ?.OiK) The remainder is held by numer ous independent operating companies. Evaluate Producing Land After the compromise wa.s readied on basis i»r acre for non producing land, the .special appraisers. with the commissioners, went to work on evaluating pro- eus filled with water during floods    "by    be was being    arrested, but and polluted the wells from which    ^aia    he knew it was concerning; the t arver .Addition citizens drank.    Neal. City Atty. Alex Bickley was in- j Jennings said in his statement slructiHi Thursday by the com-    j    that    he and 0 Neal    went \S ednes- mission to conter with Uie Crow’    ¡day    night to the G.    L. Cook iiome, about ^ miles northwest of Ballinger. The suspect has been formtrly employed by Cook and had lieen convicted in October of 1952 of burglarizing the Cook home. Lu-ilier Nixoii, on whose place the two had camped, served on the grand jury which had billed Jennings (or the burglary. Jennings said liefore going to the Cook home Wednesday night, he and Ü Neal had broken into cars in San .Angelo and taken Boy Scout txjuipment from two houses in Water \ alley. He said they also had | burglarized a dry goods store in Mount rieas.vnt before coming to this part of the amntry. He said atter the two sjieut the ¡ night in a pasture near the Cook home they returned to the house Thursday morning ami ate breakfast there. .Aflerwanls they went to a l>eer “jinnt” at Orient. “1 drank some beer llwre ami iHHight six cans to lake with me." Jennings .said. “Junior twhich lie called O'Neal) ami I had a scuffle outside the beer jvunt as we were leav ing. I had been ordering him i around and generally abusing | hum*’    ] dueing oil lands in the county , The property had been esiimatevi j at around $l.800,0()0. Since there j had bt'cn no previous .standaixi, i Hunt could not say what the total | would be since evaluatuMVs must be maile on basis of depth ot well, amount of prmiuctioii and other factors No tigure.s will be ahailable Ih'-' fore the last of next wct'k. Hunt ! sail “By tlH»n we should have i ouv* final oivler and figures lo release to the board of tHpialisa-tion." he said Pritchard and Abbott are niak ing evaluations only on oil and gas and kindred supply houses in Taylof County. They have had a team of six men working since last Jan. 5. RIG NAIA PARTY ARRIVES—A group of 37 fixim the states of Washington ami Oregon flew in Wednesday night on a chartered plane from Seattle for the National Intercollegiate track and field championships, which get underway here Friday. The party included athletes, their coaches and wives, a doctor and newspaper reporter. Please turn to page 2-B for more about NAIA. (Staff Photo) $ ;