Abilene Reporter News, June 7, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 07, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 7, 1954, Abilene, Texas DÜSTY W\t t-7 3Reporter~iMi$ E VENIN Ë"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LX1II, NO. 353 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 7, 1954 -TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c YARBOROUGH PRESENT Politics Shadows Insurance Trial AUSTIN iff—ISelection of jurors in an insurance receivership case with vivid political overtones began today in 98th District court. One of the two topflight political figures called as witnesses in the case was present when Judge Charles 0. Betts called the case to trial. He was Ralph Yarborough, Austin attorney and candidate for governor VanCronkhite has accused Yarborough as being the real attorney for Lloyd’s, saying that Herman Jones, Austin attorney, is the “front.” Yarborough called this j “an infamous falsehood.” Shepperd asked that Shivers and Yarborough appear as witnesses along with insurance commission officials and other attorneys for an Roth Yarborough and Gov. Allan apparent thorough airing of the enslavers had been subpoenaed at tire matter. the request of Atty. Gen. John B. Shepperd. Shepperd yesterday said he would not reqquire their presence this week Court Order But Yarborough appeared today, saying the subpoena was a court order and it would take a court The attorney general has charged that Lloyd's of North America was fraudulently organized and is now insolvent, and is asking that it must not be permitted to do further business. The Lloyd’s case is one of sev^ eral involved in state court ac- FPC Ordered to Fix Natural Gas Prices order to release him. He said he tions. A grand jury here has re hoped to be in Dallas tonight for the formal opening of the campaign in which he is seeking for the second time to unseat Shivers as governor, Yarborough had charged that the summons was an attempt to “sabotage” the opening day of his campaign. Yarborough was temporarily ex-cuse-j to resume his campaigning alter being sworn in as a witness. He planned to leave immediately for Dallas. turned nine indictments on criminal charges at Beaumont, El Paso, and Ennis. “MAC” WEDS STEVENS — And the best man was Ray Jenkins. Harry McCarthy, 22, and Ann Stevens, 22. pose in Roselle Park, N. J., on the eve of their wedding. The couple are not related to the principals in the Army-McCarthy hearings nor is Ray Jenkins any relation to the special counsel for the anything-but-love-filled sessions. Board to Re-Map Annexation Area * Roby Airman Near Death After Wreck BALLINGER, June 7 - A Roby serviceman was critically injured and his wife believed seriously hurt when their car overturned near here Sunday afternoon. Billy Don Wilkerson, 23. of Gary Air Force Base, San Marcos, and his 21-year-old wife were taken to Ballinger Clinic Hospital. A hospital attendant said Monday morning that Wilkerson was in “very, very critical” condition from head injuries. Mrs. Wilkerson was believed to have a broken back, but she had been in shock and X-rays were just ..I Smaller area than originally Hie attorney general    is seeking    pjanned    mav be included in the    and the    annexed    residents won’t to place a Houston insurance firm, cj{y<s proposed limited annexation. Lloyd s of North America, into per-    pjanning and Zoning Com- manent receivership Ralph Ham-    miss;on    wUI try Monday night to1    ....    . ^nn„xation    has inonds, top man in the Lloyd s or-    new boundaries.    history    that    limited    annexation    nas ganization decided to    fight the    These    wpuld inciude only the    been attempted. ^.ate's suit after the    firm was    forritnrv u.h<ir„ slK,h „„Taxation is    Such    mergers    have been    ree being made Monday morning to , * , i determine the extent of her injur- No citv taxes are to be levied.; : iCif. Mrs. Wilkerson is the former have a city vote.    j    Mattie Lou Curry of Rot an, daueh- This is the first time in Abilene's; ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. C urry. She is a nurse at a San Marcos olaeed in temporary receivership by Judge Charles 0. Betts. Hammonds fired the first blast tnat led to the political involvements. He said that John VanCronkhite, former executive assistant to Shivers and publicity man tor his 1952 campaign, had been hired at $1,000 a month “to get cordial relations with the insurance department.” VanCronkhite. who is still doing organization work for the State I »emocratie Committee, denied he tried to use any political influence on behalf of the Hammonds firm. He said he quit when he saw the i.rm could not get its affairs in order, 2nd Mon Charged In Sheriff's Death MANSFIELD, La JB—A second Houston, Tex, man has been charged with murder in the May It, rifle slaying of Deputy Sheriff James Gamble of DeSoto Parish tcounty). Charged yesterday was Darwin Crabbe. 26. following a night of questioning. These would include only the territory where such annexation is considered “urgently needed Doyle Singleton, planning engineer, said the City Commission requested the planner panel to make such recommendation. Meeting time is 7:30 p, m.. in the 1 City Commission room at City ; Hail. The city had intended to annex for limited purposes an area all around Abilene and for five- ommended to the City Commission by the City Planning and Zoning Commission for protection of future orderly growth of Abilene Control of development around the Abilene Air Force Base was one aim stressed by the City Commission in favoring limited annexation Under state law cities already have the expressed power to ap mile radius from the present town prove or disapprove plats of sub- divisions within five miles of their city limits. The planning and zoning panel has argued that Abilene needs also to control the uses of property just outride the city for health and san-| hospital. The wreck happened about 5:30 p.m. approximately 4.8 miles south of Paint Rock on U. S. Highway j 83 Mr. and Mrs. Wilkerson were thrown clear of the car as it overturned about one and a half times. Highway Patrolmen H. G. Gees-lin and G. J. Matthews were in- j vestigating. Because of the condi-, tion of Mr. and Mrs. W ilkerson. j it had not been determined Monday 1 morning which of the two was driving the car. Court Sets Interstate Sales Rule W ASHINGTON -The Supreme Court today greatly broadened the government's power to regulate natural gas prices. By a 5-3 vote, the high tribunal rules that the Federal Power commission must fix rates for interstate sales of natural gas by companies which produce and gather it. The specific case before the court directly involved only the Phillips Petroleum Co., but it was generally regarded as an important test case.    w- In Legal Battle Much of the gas-buying Middle-west was arrayed in the legal battle against the gas-producing Southeast. Today's opinion also seems certain to lead to a renewed effort in Congress for a law defining more precisely the FPC’s powers, j A bill to exempt independent procedures and gatherers who sell directly to interstate transmission ! companies w as passed during the Truman administration but run into a presidential veto. The gas - producing states said there are more than 2,300 such independent producers. ; The decision overturned a rul-: ing by the commission that Phillips i was not a natural gas company i within the meaning erf the Natural WASHINGTON P—Sen. McCar-twith McCarthy over alleged abuse tee for the truth in a waiter of ¡Gas Act and the agency therefore CHEMICAL EXfLOSION INJURES 43—A ball of fire hangs over the shattered Carbide and Carbon Chemical Company plant a t Institute, W. Va.. after a series of five explosions injured at least 43 workmen. The initial explosion, which ripped through a tank car, containing an ‘•organic'’ compound, was felt 15 miles away, and shattered windows of homes and stores more than a mile from the scene. Eighty-five other workmen in the plant at the time escaped injury._ McCarthy Didn't Want Cohn To Know Schine Not Needed borders City commission«« voted the five-mile radius merger ordinance on the first of two required readings. At the public hearing: May 14 violent opposition was voiced by sev- itation. eral property owners. Commission- 1° Monday night s meeting ers at that time voted to carry over the hearing until May *28 But prior to May a the City Commission announced it had postponed the hearing and final vote “indefinitely.” In the meantime, it said, efforts would be made to reword the ordinance so as “to make our intent clear.** Purposes of the limited annexation are only planning. zoning, sanitation and health protection. Filler Plant Program Set In September Dedication ceremonies for Grimes Filter Plant will probably be held in September, Mayor C. E. -    _..... the planners will a wo: • 1> Study the rough draft by Singleton of an ordinance which would require owners    in future construction project« to pro\ ide off-street parking areas    where pos sible. <2* Hold public hearing on a proposal to re ?one from    Zone B to j    Gatlin    said    Monday Zone E a 280-foot long    area along s    originally    the    program had been I thy told Secretary Stevens about the time G. David Schine was drafted last fall that Schine was not indispensable to his investigations subcommittee, but he didn't w ant his chief counsel, Roy Cohn, to know he felt that way. In a monitored MeCarthy-Ste- i «McCarthy of Brig. Gen. Ralph Zwicker by ; charges and countercharges be- ^ad no jurisdiction over its rates McCarthy’s subcommittee.    I    tween its regular chairman Sen • Juslic*    Minton    delivered    the    5-3 McCarthy “hopped on me pretty    !    McCarthv (R.Wis), and his' aides I ^¡S10Q.    He hard,” Stevens said, when the    sec-    and L/Army ofiknais Copies o{ I Justice Warren and Justices Blacs, retary told McCarthy be was    not proceedings are being sent to going    to    allow Zwicker    to come , ^ Justice Department for    pos- back before    the McCarthy    subcom- sd)je    pr0secution    if    any law    is ,,    , 1L . ! found    violated, told Stevens    at that the west side of Hickory- St from tentativelv* set for june vens telephone call of Nov. 7, read ! 'fzeA.atxny iqki oievens ai umii Secretary of the Army Stevens j at the McCarthy-Army hearings to- time that he was under subpoena and    Counselor    John    G. ¡day, McCarthy was quoted as say- to testify the following Tuesday. ¡Adams in sworn testimony have ing; “For God’s sake, don't tell j Stevens told McClellan he was|accus:pd McCarthy and two sub-j— ‘blank1. He would go right willing to go before the McCarthy j committee aides of using “:m-i back and tell Roy “    , subcommittee at the apropi iate proper pressures“ in efforts to This line was not included in the j litne. bul was unaeeided whether    ^    Army    ‘o    give    special transcripts of his calls which Me- Tuesday was that time    privileges    to Pvt. G. David Schine. Carthy himself released for publi- > McClellan suggested that bteveas j a former subcommittee consultant. cation over the weekend.    : consult an attorney and beat him    —-—   ———. It never was disclosed who the i 1° punch by announcing that • person was that McCarthy Cease-Fire Progress Reported by French North 13th St. north. The strip is ! half a block deep |    3!    Receive    five    plats for approv- ! a!. I Dr Orady Jolly, optometrist re-,    ,(m    plant    fUlers i    ,h!'    ‘onc    changt °n ”ick'    uater for public consumption. I cry St. so he can establish an t>3(. ^ s(a(jon pumps flood waters from the Clear Fork of the To be held along with the dedi- ; eautiomng Stevens not to tell Senators conducting the Mcx ar- cation will be a public tour of the Clear Fork pumping station. Both plants are parts of the city’s GENEVA Lf — French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault and Russia’s Vyacheslav M. Molotov were reported by French sources to have had a “useful” exchange of views today on supervision of the proposed Indochina cease fire. The two met 50 minutes in what va described as “a cordial atmosphere.” but was unable to reach an agreemc commission fire. The French were reported, however, to have come around to the tov > attitude, as disclosed to Bidault today and to the conference tomorrow. would go a long way toward determining how much longer the Western Powers would be willing to continue the talks Another important factor in the Western position is the critical po- J Utical situation in which the ! Fiench government now finds it- ] office at 1328 Hickory’ St. Plats coming up Monday night are: Sections M N and P of Elmwood West Addition: the Hilburn Subdivision north of South 20th St. between Peach and Poplar Sts.: thy-Army hearings looked at the transcript, but decided the person mentioned by McCarthy was not connected w ith the present controversy, and that his name had just as well be kept secret McCarthy’s comment that the Brazos River into the utj■ »Mat g- j uniwmed perS0n would go right esi reservoir, Lake Fort Phantom Hill. J. D. Perrv Sr. has been named and Section 3 of Oak wood Addition,110 Pr*Pare from North Third to Sixth Sts and e',e.nt\ He is a the program for the back and tell Roy” came after Me Carthy told Stevens that Schine "is one of the few things” he had seen completely unreasonable extending west one block from North Mockingbird Lane to W’ood-lawn Dr. nf on composition of a self, to police the cease ! In Paris high political figures predicted that unless the West scores a real success at Geneva this week. Premier Joseph Laniel'$ Cabinet will be turned out. West- the French government fails, the Indochina conference may collapse. One highly placed Western diplomat predicted that Molotov in his speech tomorrow would try to embarrass the Laniel government and Houston Fair's Financing Made HOUSTON, June 7 J*—Officials of Houston World’s Fair, Inc.. announced today completion of a former mayor pro tern and ex-city commissioner Grimes plant is named for L A. Grimes, long time water and sewer superintendent, who resigned a few months ago to become a water plant operator. Gatlin said the September date will permit time for landscaping around the Grimes plant He explained that the postponement Coiui. about.” McCarthy had said that Cohn “thinks Dave should be a general and work from a Penthouse of the Waldorf ” Reported Nov. 10 Schine. wealthy New Yorker who was an unpaid consultant to the u as j he was requested to appear before McCarthy. In a second call from Stevens to McClellan on Feb. 21, Stevens said “I certainly appreciate the way you. Sen. Symington and Sen Jackson have viewed this thing.” McClellan. Symington and Jackson are the Democrats on the McCarthy subcommittee. Stevens pictured Sen. Mundt tR-SD', acting chairman of the subcommittee for the current hearings, as “very much distressed” over reports of abuse of Zwicker Stevens added Mundt was anxious to see the record of the Zw icker hearings Parts Deleted Stevens, during the conversation. f said parts of the record of the mue speed. Zwicker hearing had been deleted. McClellan suggested that Stevens Traffic Light (heck Slated Texas Highway Department engineers on June 15 will inspect the new traffic signal light system on South First St. That was announced Monday by District Highway Engineer Jake Roberts. The lights were erected according to THD recommendations. City Manager Austin P. Hancock said. j Thev are synchronized for 30- Reed, and Frankfurter. Douglas. Clark Disse at Justices Douglas and Clark wrote dissenting opinions. Justice Burton joined in Clark's dissent. Justice Jackson took no part in the case, which the high court had once refused to review, thus letting stand a circuit court opinion which had overturned the FPC ruling. Phillips produces and gathers natural gas in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico and carries it to 10 processing plants in Texas and New Mexico. After processing, the gas is carried in pipes for from 240 to 1.490 feet and sold in interstate commerce for resale to five pipeline companies. Justice Minton, for the court majority, stated that “regulation of the sales in interstate commerce for resale made on a so-called independent natural gas producer is See GAS, Pg. 7-À, Cols. 4-3 McCarthy subcommittee, w as tech* j v'f Oficial repot tei for a full 3 but did not « focord. Stevens said he had afii- Soviet position that at least one ...    j    -    . Com,num..» nation xouki have to1 «» <Mesate, concede mat .( be included in the supervisory! agency. Molotov was reported to have insisted upon this as a minimum Can Be Worked Out French sources said Bidault now believes something can be worked | bring on its ouster from office. out bv taking three Asian nations-possibly India. Pakistan and Ceylon—as a base and adding one Communist country and one Western nation to form the commission. Bidault was understood to have told Molotov he was firmly op posed to any commission on which the Communist® and non-Commu-nistx would be evenly divided, such $750,000 interim financing program "as lwtialh because I errv is to for the 1956 exposition AI Parker. ** out o{ Uwn ior som* time president, said arrangements were *biS summor- _„ made with the Bankers Life and    - Casualty Co. of Chicago. He said d:|I Comes Uo plans w ill begin immediately for a    " long term financing program. Dust to Clear Here Tonight Visibility dropped to three-quarters of a mile here about 10 am. as the Neutral Nations Supervision Commission in Korea This body Monday ax a dusty cool front mov consists of representatives of Swit zcrland, .Sweden, Poland and Cze choslovakia Bidault also opposed supervision bv a mixed French-Viotminh com mission, unless such a body is limited to observation roles under control of an international commission Talked Brie.lv The French foreign minister and Molotov also talk«xl briefly about .vtepx to speed up the military talks now go ng on in Geneva between representatives of the two high command® These talks, dealing with the question of regrouping the rival forces after a cease-fire, were understood to have made no prog re«*. It was generally believed Molo* ed through from the north. By 12 30 p.m., visibility had climbed back to two miles and a forecaster at the l! S Weather Bureau said dust would clear away sometime Monday night Visibility was cut to three-quarters of a mile at Childress and Lubbock at 7 30 a.m. as the front moved southward. Slightly cooler weather w ax forecast A high Monday of 85 degrees was forecast and the high Tuesday is expected to range between 80 and 85 degrees. Sunday s high was 94, and the low Sunday night 74 The low Monday night is to be 55 degrees A forecaster at the Weather Bureau said there was no prospect of rain. THE WEATHER r s du’vktmi \t or roMMiacE w r whkb hi nr.av AJWLKNK V\n VICINITY Diufty M<*-Fair Mo-KtA.v night *ml Hi*!* tH-r.ilurip V.mday #5 itegrr«-«. t <« hti’fulaj ntg+ii 55. High Tuesdgy M U> «5. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cLu-.riy and tumm* c«v,l#r Um «fterniwn W tdep s. attetM thvn.L-i ms in south east t"i tton Oeseralh fair tonight and Thufsdav Cooler tonlcht, WKS1 TEXAS C.euenlty fair this afternoon, n sht «ad Tue*4as evceM »uir-ty scattered thunderstorm* in Dat-ltto* Kagl# Pas* area this afternoon artd early tonight. Cooler this «ftermmn and tonight C AST Tt'XAS Partly rtoady, v ideb acattemi thi.ri.ler.torm» taostU in aorta portion this attrmoi'n and tonight A little cooler in northwest jwrtion tonight, SOCTH cr.NTRAI TEXAS Partly rknudy iht* afternoon, tonight and Ttteaday. « Kiel' •eattnred thunderatorma m north o r*’, ivo • that tonight Not quite ao warm m tK'nh Heat tonight TEMPI RATI RES ideally draued Nov actually report to training camp until Nov. 10. He was given a week after technical drafting in which to work on McCarthy subcommittee business Among other transcripts going into the record were those of three taM^s between Sen, MeCleiusa iD* WASHINGTON Ufi—Tl« Inerior Ark and Secretary Stevens In IVpartment appropriation bill, car- one of these, McClellan advised rying money for reclamation proj- Stevens to beat McCarthy to the eefs and other natural resource de-; punch, veiopment programs, comes up for, Stevens had telephoned McClel-Senate action late today.    *    lan Feb. 20 to discuss his clash davits as to what happened, but wanted to give them to the subcommittee and not the press At each covered intersection there are two lights, one on each side of the divider strip. Signals on North First SN also were revamped recently. These, too, were synchronized for 30-irule speed The highway department Also read into the record was doesn't inspect time, since Nath First St isn't part of the highway system The lights on both South and North First Sts. were financed from a 1952 street bond issue “It took us two years to install the system, because of difficulty in getting materials.” Hancock between Stevens and Republt- pointed out. “Some of the fixtures had to be built specially for us.‘* Sun P M. Viriti A M ... ligi ...       m Si ...... It 30    7Í AS    .    3    J® ........... <S M    _____.......    4    30    75 04    .......... 5 M  ....... T5 n  ..... t> 30       75 m .  ...... ?:»      Tt Sì    I:»      TV »*;    .  ..... ..    9     si 04    .    10-10       TS 83    ,      IT    »    .    , 81    13-40 Sun„-i U*4 nigtrt 7 44 pm da.' 5 42 a m SummM tomghi it -rnmR»>r tf«81n| at 12 SO p.m 3S 10 HrUuv* humldMy at 1! M    pm .v*    J Maximum lampe» ature    h*r    34    hour*    and    : m$. at « 40 a m 04 Minimum tamp«T»tu«y    tor    H    hour«    Md    : i mg «i s.w im t k    i another monitored call between McClellan and Stevens, March 1, in which the senator said he was “surprised when you got off over there with that gang without anybody with you.” This appeared to be a reference to the now famous “chicken luncheon can members of the McCarthy subcommittee at which a memorandum of understanding was cached McClellan told Stevens his remarks “are not critical.” adding “We were left out of it.** McClellan also told Stevens he took the position that it was “a Republican quarrel The hearings are a publicly conducted. under-oath search by the Senate Investigations subcommit- TEXAS OPPOSES COURT RULING AUSTIN. 14—Texas has taken the official position that regulation natural gas is a rightful power of the state, placing it in direct opposition to the view expressed today by the U. S. Supreme Court in the Phillips case, The state has claimed that present FPC control of 140 producers would grow to control of 2.400 independent producers if the court held against Texas. Texas had filed a brief in the Phillip® case. Other states agreeing with the Texas position were Louisiana, Colo rado. Mississippi, North Dakota, Wyoming and Kansas, Each filed a supporting brief. mx; FOOD MAKES MINCEMEAT OF TRAIN—Thirteen cars of a Southern Pacific freight train lie scattered every-which-way near Dallas , Tex., after the train hit a truck loaded with dog food. The truck driver and train crew escaped with minor injuries. WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE LONG TRAIL ENOS Ex k - ,->n soldier and v*de find ne'» home m Abilene. Pa<je F-B. THE WORLD TODAY Love1 or not, Ocpenbe»mer still ha-communist pals, Poqe 5-A ECONOMIC OUTLOOK — ; Tough competition »s aheoe but worst of recession »s behmo. J buvne's leode»s son. Page 3-B. LAST ROUNDUP - - Old-Hme j cowboy who di*d in the saddle i laid to rest at Colorado Citv Peg« 3-A. Parr, Stansell Trial Dates Due SAN DIEGO, Tex , —Two key i Supreme Court far misconduct nen in the Duval county political! Parr is free on $2,500 bond anti picture were scheduled to appear1 Stansell on I8.500 bond, today before Dist Jud^e A. S. Parr and Stansell went to tin Broadfoot, probably to have their sheriffs office Saturday to post trial dates* set. They are George bond. They had to wait three hours B. Parr, the county political leader, and C. T. Stansell Jr , former Duval county auditor Parr is charged with assault to murder. Stansell is charged on 17 counts of forgery Both were indicted Friday by a while papers were prepared. “This is a hell of a note,” Parr said. “Man gets indicted and then can’t get arrested.” Parr declared the indictments were “so obviously” politics. The political leader, whose af- Duval county grand jury which has fairs are being probed by State been probing the county’s financial Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd, is and other affairs. It was the grand accused of assault to murder or, i jurv which was picked after Judge 1 Cristobal Yb&nex, a retired Mexi Broadfoot dismissed a previous: can farmer, Ybanez said Parr rifle jury Judge Broadfoot was appoint- ^ whipped him after Parr accused ed district judge after C. Woodrow j him of laughing at Parr Aug, 17, Laughlin was removed by the State 11953. \ ;