Abilene Reporter News, June 3, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 03, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, COOL Wyt Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron EVENING VOL. LXIH, No. 350 Aoodated Frew (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PKICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe RADIOMAN KILLED MIG Attacks Belgian Plane VIENNA, Austria Belgian freight plane was shot up by another plane today near the Yugoslav-Austrian fron- tier, its radio officer killed. Two of the surviving crewmen described the attacking plane as a Russian-made MIG. possibly from Hungary. The Belgian transport was a DCS carrying pedigreed pigs from Britain to Belgrade, Yugoslavia. It had a crew of Belgians and a Briton. The dead radio opera- tor was a Belgian, as were the pilot and mechanic, both in- jured. The British co-pilot, Deck Stacked Him, Cohn Charges WASHINGTON M. Cohn laid today that Atty. Gen. Brow- nell or his assistant "instigated" the Army-McCarthy hearings and that this constituted a "stacked deck" against the McCarthy side if perjury charges develop from the hearings. Cohn threw out this charge in the 26th day of the Army-McCar- thy hearings as Sen. Jackson (D-Washi 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 to try to halt the Mc- Carthy subcommittee investigation of the Army. Tried Similar Line Earlier, when Secretary of the Army Stevens and Army counselor John G. Adams were witnesses. Jackson had pursued a similar "true or false" line of questioning. Jackson read the perjury laws to Cohn and reminded him that Stevens and Adams had testified the "blackmail" charge was false. Cohn insisted this charge had been "proved" by testimony from senators on the subcommittee it- self. Call On Record Cohn referred to testimony by the senators that Adams had visited them >to try to -kill" move by the McCarthy subcom- mittee to subpoena members of the Army Loyalty Board. Cohn said one of the senators (Dirksen. R-I11) had said Adams "hinted" that if the subpoenas were not dropped, "something else would be done." Cohn said Brownell's office had "instigated" the, proceedings, ad- ding that Brownell would be the one to review the testimony and decide who, if anyone, should be prosecuted for perjury (lying un- der oath1. In the midst of Cohn's testimony, the first of the much disputed monitored telephone calls were put into the record. This came when Sen. Dirksen (R-liH read a tran- script of three talks he had with Secretary Stevens. Since the early days of the tele- vised hearings, begun April 22. there has been off-and-on wrang- ling over introduction of telephone calls on which Stevens had his See COHN, Pg. 2-A, Col. 4 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 feet, made an emergency landing at Graz. Austria. A sister plane on the pig-carry- icg mission was reported to have landed safely at Belgrade. Hit Over Yugoslavia The British Embassy in Vienna gave this account: "A Sabena transport plane was fired on at 10 a.m. today by an unidentified aircraft over Maribor. Yugoslavia. (Maribor is about 15 miles inside Yugoslavia from the British zone of Austria.) "Two cannOn shells hit the plane. The radio officer was killed and two other members of the crew were injured. All were Belgian na- tionals. "A fourth member of the crew, who was British, was uninjured. Following the attack, the damaged plane altered course for Graz and made agreed landing there." Bit in Shoulder Devreese had two cannon frag- ments in his right shoulder. He was hospitalized at Graz. The dead radio operator and the other injured crewman were being held in the care of British air authorities on Graz' Thalerof Air- field, where the plane landed. There were unconfirmed reports that a third transport was involved in the pig ferry. It was established at Graz that one plane definitely bad landed in Belgrade. At Munich, where the Belgians touched down this morning, it was believed there were only two on the flight. USE WANT ADS FOR FAST RESULTS Why keep vour wants or needs a secret when as little as 41c a doy will bring you the iost results you desire. Approxi- mately want ads appear in the Abiiene Reporter-News each month.'That means ap- p.tiximately people know the power of Wont Ads ond are using thsm regularly to gain extra profit in buying, selling, renting, trading, etc. Wore than 100 classifications ore established to be certain every Want Ad has maximum readership. ROBIN RED Turner, 6, holds a. "baby albino robin lias been in. ner 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 BALLJNGER, June 3 Allen Clyde Jennings, 33-year-old ex-convict, told in a signed state- ment taken by authorities here Wednesday how he had pushed a IB-year-old boy into deep waters of the Colorado River and then did not heed the youth's cry for help before he drowned. Jennings is charged with mur- der in the death of Wallace Wind- sor O'Neal ot Georgia, whose body was found in the river Saturday, near where the two had camped. GET 'MORAL SUPPORT' Negroes Ask Water for Home Area Outside of City Limits Negro residents of Crow Addi- tion 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 Crow Additions are outside and southeast of the city limits. The houses have outdoor toilets. Commissior. members told the delegation the city won't finance installation of the water lines into Crow Addition, the group said. Res- sponsibility would be up to the developer. Ear! Kennon and Eddie Steven- son, both living on Crow St.. were spokesmen for the six Negroes present. Annexation Need Cited They stated Bud Crow, developer, had indicated the houses would have city water. Eight residences have been built and occupied in Crow Addition, the group said, es- idcnts of six were in the meeting. Mayor C. E. Gatlin said: "The reason the commission re- cently proposed limited annexation of territory was so we could deal with such situations as this. Our hands are tied. As far as our tak- ing the initiative to get you water I is concerned, we can't But you do have our moral support." Public hearing on an ordinance to permit the city to annex terri- tories for limited purposes has been postponed indefinitely. The commission hopes to change the wording so as to make "our in- tent clearer." Purposes of the limited merger would have been only to control zoning, sanitation and health prob- lems. A group of property owners in the area proposed for limited an- nexation voiced objections at a re- cent commission meeting. Soon thereafter, the commission an- nounced the indefinite postpone- ment. Carver Given Water The city doesn't finance the lay- ing of water and sewer lines to 'areas outside the city limits. Own- ers pay those costs. However, an unusual situation in already developed Carver Addi- tion caused the commission recent- ly to have water extended into that area at city expense. Outdoors toil- ets filled with water during floods and polluted the wells from which the Carver Addition citizens drank. City Atty. Alex Bickley was in- structed Thursday by the com- mission to confer with the Crow Addition delegation regarding the legal angles of their problem. 50-Cent Per Acre Value Put On Non-Producing Oil Land Taylor County Commissioners Thursday morning, sitting as a board of equalization, reached a compromise of 50 cents an acre valuation for non-producing oil and gas property in Taylor County. The Commissioners had suggest- ed a rate of an acre. After a few oil company representatives expressed the opinion this too high hut 50 cents was reasonable, the commissioners, oil men and .special appraisers went into a hud- dle. Then County Judge Reed In- galsbe announced the 50 cent rate. Wilson Hunt, of the oil evaluat- ing firm of Prit.chard 4 Abbott, Fort Worth, employed by the coun- ty, said that most of the. oil com- panies put In a rendition of 10 ctnU an acre. He estimated that the total acre- age of the county that will bear the 50 cent tax per acre at between and 90.000 acres. Most of it is held by the larger producing companies, he said. Approximate acreage helc! under this category by the larger companies was Humble, acres: Stanolind Oil Gns Co., Sun Oil Co., acres: Sohio Skelly Oil Co.. acres: Sinclair. 2.00C. Ths remainder is held by numer- ous independent operating com- panies. EralHlc Pmkrinf Ijnd After the compromise was reached on basis per acre for non- producing the special ap- praisers, with the commissioners, went to work on evaluating pro- ducing oil lands in: the county. The property had been estimated at around Since there bad been no previous standard. Hunt could not say what the total would be since evaluations must be made on basis of depth of well, amount of production and other factors. No figures will be abatable be- fore the last of next week. Hunt saM. "By then we should have ou'rt'final order and figures to re- lease to the board of equaliza- tion." hs said. Prilchard and Abbott arc mak- ing evaluations only on oil and gas and kindred supply houses in Taylor County. They have had s team of six men working since last Jan. 5, The suspect made a statement Wednesday after he was returned by Sheriff Don Atkins from Aus- tin, where he was given a lie de- tector test. The statement was ta- ken by County Attorney Jack Moors ;M District Attorney E. C. Gritiustaff. Oenuings said in the statement that he and the youth had camped by the river Thursday on the Lu- ther Nixon place about 22 miles northwest of Ballinger. He said the two went afternoon and that both, of them were fairly good swimmers. suspect said he got out of the water several times and drank some beer and some wine. He said he would swim awhile and the boy would swim awhile and then they both swam together about an hour. Shoved Boy Back Finally, he said, he went over to shallow water- and the youth followed him to get out of the river, but Jennings said he shoved aim back into the deep water. Jennings said the boy attempted several times to get out of the deep water and each time he shov- ed him back. Finally, the ex-con- vict said, the boy went under and made a cry for help but he did not make an effort to help the youth. When the boy went under again Jennings came out of the water. Jennings and O'Neal had report- edly camped at the river to go fishing. When Jennings came out of the river he met J. W. Caudle. 20, and a companion who had come to the campsite to check on the fishing luck. Jennings said he was scared and told Caudle and his companion that the youth had drowned, but later said he was just After Caudle and his compan- ion left, Jennings left also. Heided for Califwnia Jennings told officers he was headed for California when he was arrested in Pecos Saturday. He said the officers didn't tell him why he was being arrested, but said he knew it was concerning O'Neal. Jennings said in his statement that he and O'Neal went Wednes- day night to the G. L. Cook home, about 20 .miles northwest of Bal- iinger. The suspect has been formerly employed by Cook and had been convicted in October of 1952 of burglarizing the Cook home. Lu- ther Nixon, on whose place the two had camped, served on the grand jury which had billed Jen- nings for the burglary. Jennings said before going to the Cook home Wednesday night, he and O'Neal had broken into cars in San Angelo and taken Boy Scout equipment from two houses in Wa- ter Valley. He said they also had burglariied a dry goods store in .Mount Pleasant before coming to this part of the.country. He said after the two spent the night in a pasture near the Cook home they returned to the house Thursday morning and ate break- fast there. Afterwards they went to a beer "joint" at Orient. "1 drank some beer there and bought six cans to take with Jennings said. "Junior (which he called O'Neal) ami I had a scuffle' outside the beer joint'as we were leaving. I had been ordering him around and generally abusing Air School Site Search Cut to 3 Paving Oked On 3 Streets And 5 Skips City Commission Thursday or- dered 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.; Vic- toria St. from North Second to Third Sts.; and Marshall St. from South llth to 12th Sts. 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 own- ers also sought paving of Mocking- bird Lane (the west lane! from South First to Third Sts. The com- mission tabled this, pending more information on Texas Highway De- partment plans for highway over- passes on South First. In other actions the commission: (1) Voted to close Park Ave. from North Sixth to Eighth Sts. (Both readings of the ordinance were approved.) (2) Made agreement with Mar- shall Boykin, developer, for instal- ling water and sewer lines in his property between North Third and Sixth Sts., from Mockingbird Lane west to the alley west of Westover. The commission agreed to re- duce from eight-inch to six-inch toe the .water main posed along North Third St. in Boykin's area. Boykin will pay for putting in the water and sewer lines. The city will rebate him at the rate of 50 per cent of the lines' revenue not to exceed seven years and not to exceed 90 per cent of his cost. The city had already agreed to stand the expense of the 12-inch line along North Sixth St.. above the cost of a six-inch. THE WEATHER 17.3. DCTAST3IEAT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BCJKEAC ABILENE ACT VICINITY Fair and cool Thursday and Thursday mgfct Partly cloudy with possible and warmer FrHay. High temperature Thurs- day 80 dcrrees. Low Thnrsday night 60 Hlsh Friday K to so. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Generally fair, cooler this Kfternocn and toaijst. Fri- day fair and slishtly wanner WEST TEXAS Generally fair not so hot in Pecos Valley eastward. 'Friday, clear to partly cloudy and warmer EAST TEXAS Generally lair, cooler this afternoon and TEMFEKATrKES Wed. 'f JUL S2 51 SO 73 76 72 6S W M Sunset last aicht p.m. Sunrise to- day (onisht p.m. Barometer readins al p.m 25 "7 Relative bumidity at p.m. 33 per ctnu Afaxfmam Cempenitsrc fijr 2< neurs end- at a.m.. 83. 3finimum temperature for 24 hours end- Ing at a.m.. RED ATTACKERS WIPE OUT 200 VIETNAMESE SAIGON, Indochina 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 teen 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 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 will continue having night city-bus service, but the buses are to stop running an horn- earlier than now. That recommendation was filed Thursday with the City Commis- sion by a citizens' advisory com- mittee the commission had ap- pointed. George Page, manager of City Transportation Co., told cpmmis- be .would abide by the cit- BenV report He asked the commission some to quit iiSiSlbrViervice because of losses' in' operation. Clyde Grant, postmaster, was chairman of the committee the commission appointed to study the request. Other members were Q. L. Critchfield and Henrv Doscher Jr. The panel suggested that the last night bus leave the downtown area about 10 p.m. It now leaves at p.m. The committee said the night buses, after 7 p.m., should continue as now being on an hourly basis. 30-Muute Day Runs In order to help the company cut down on operating expenses, the citizens' group recommended that the daytime service be some- what lessened. Members said 30- minute service would suffice in the place of the present 20-min- ute. "It appears from the reports and records of the bus the committee said, "that the com- pany is now and has during the past year shown a small operating from strictly an accounting viewpoint. Also it appears that the eve- ning buses are used by the citi- 2ens of Abilene to a very little ex- tent. 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 all factors, we fee! it is proper that some evening service be pro- vided. "We feel that same should, not be fully eliminated until the situ- ation can be further analyzed by conducting certain experiments." The committee suggested that the changes in schedules be started approximately June 1 and be con- tinued at least six months. This would enable the company to ob- serve its summer and fan'busi- ness. Academy Definitely Goes to One WASHINGTON Bl-The Air Force announced today that its search for an academy site has been definitely narrowed to three 111., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lake Geneva, Wis. Air Force Secretary Talbott made the announcement, saying the three sites. had been recom- mended 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 thor- oughly the problems of land ac- quisition, engineering and all fac- tors at the three locations befora [naking his pick. The academy selection board started its search at the beginning April, traveling more than miles and reading reports and recommendations involving more than 400 locations proposed by civic groups and local com- munities. The task of choosing a perma- nent site for the academy was as- signed to Virgil M. Handier, pres- ident 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 ofistafi for Air Torce Academy matters. Legislation authorizing the acad- emy was signed by President Ei- senhower on April 1. APPROVAL 'SURE' Republicans to Back Ike's Housing Plan By ROWLAND EVANS JR. WASHINGTON ai-Senate He- publicans were reported to have agreed informally today to. give ahnosi solid support to President Eisenhower's public housing pro- gram, apparently assuring its ap- proval by the Senate. Sen. Capehart Ranking Committee chairman, told news- men after a meeting of Republican senators on the housing legislation: "Sty best judgement is that we will have sufficient votes to put in some kind of public housing." Sen. Young secretary of the GOP conference, said the closed-door session disclosed "amazingly strong sentiment" for all phases of the President's hous- ing program. Most Democrats were also ex- pected to line up behind public housing, despite a move by Sea. Maybank (D-SC) 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- bank's amendment. Debate on the housing legisla- tion starts later today. Capeliart said he hoped to dispose of the bill by tomorrow evening. Maybank has already offered an amendrrbnt to the bill which would strip it of all public housing au- thority. He switched position after the Supreme Court recently re- fused to consider an appeal from the San Francisco Housing Author- ity asking approval of a segrega- tion policy in a low-rent housing project. WHAT'SNEWS ON THE INSIDE PkOlE Board doesn't plan any additional in- vestigation of. cracks in new school buildings. Page 1-B. STRUGGLE UNDERWAY Yank 'service families try to make homes in Britain. Page 8-A. WEAKEST security status reviewed but he says loyalty no issue. 9-A. BIG NAIA PARTY group of 37 from the underway here Friday. The party included their states of Washington and Oregon flew in Wednesday coaches and wives, a doctor and newspaper reporter, night on a chartered plane from Seattle for the National Please turn to page 2-B for more about NAIA, (Staff Intercollegiate track which get j ;