Abilene Reporter News, June 8, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 08, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING VOL. LX1H, NO. 354 frttt (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING. JUNE 8, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY McCarthy Told He Should See Psychiatrist WASHINGTON. June 8 Symington told Sen. McCarthy to- day he "better go to a psychia- trist." Symington tossed out that advice as he and McCarthy hooked up in another angry exchange at the Mc- Carthy-Army hearings. It was touched off when Mc- Carthy insisted that Symington ought to take the witness stand. Symington demanded, in turn, that McCarthy testify under oath in connection with 1952 charges involving McCarthy which were in- vestigated by a Senate subcom- mittee. Stu' As McCarthy referred to Syming- ton as "sanctimonious Sy- mington broke in to say heatedh -Senator McCarthy. I resent that reference to my first name." Symington then said McCarthy ought to consult a psychiatrist. The row was a renewal of a hassle the two senators had late yesterday. '-McCarthy contended then that the transcript of a March 8 tele- phone talk between Symington and Secretary of the Army Stevens in- dicated that Symington and Clark Clifford, once special counsel to former President Truman, had in- fluenced Stevens to accuse Mc- Carthy and his aides of seeking prc'crential treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, drafted consultant to McCarthy's Investigations subcom- mittee. At the outset of this afternoon's session, McCarthy told the subcom- mittee he doubts the Senate could "force" Symington to testify in the inquiry, but that he believes the Missouri senator would be wise to do so because of public opinion. Symington replied: "I have no objection of any kind to saying anything .under oath that I say not under oath, because I tell the truth." McCuthr Challeiigts Symington then challenged Mc- Carthy to answer under oath before a Senate committee questions raised by a Senate Rules subcom- mittee iii 1952 concerning the Wis- consin senator's financial dealings. "Nobody in the Senate knows more how to avoid testimony than the junior senator from Wiscon- sin." Symington declared. McCarthy said he would be glad to take the cath and testify before the McCarthy-Army hearings about all the 1952 "charges if that would See MCCARTHY, Page S-A, 4 Bonds Asked for Parks FIREWORKS START Texas Governor Campaign Blazes MILITARY LEADERS commanders of five nations meet in Washing- ton to consider the problems of communist-menaced Southeast Asia. Left to right: Maj. Gen. W. G. Gentry of New Zealand, Field Marshal Sir John Harding of Britain, Lt. Gen. Sir Sydney Rowell of Australia, Gen. J. E. Valuy of France and Adm. Robert B. Carney of "the United States. Discussions are expected to last five-or six days. Flood Hits Big Spring; San Angelo Loss High Army Reserve Unit To Join in Disaster Alert Monday Night The 4005th ARASU (Army Re- serve Area Service Unit) will take part Monday night. June 14. in Abilene's "dress rehearsal" for handling disaster emergencies. This announcement was made Tuesday morning by Lt. Col. C. E. Gatlin." commanding officer and Abilene mayor. Members of the group will fill their regularly assigned places in the community civil defense and disaster organization. The alert comes on one of the ARASU's regular meeting nights. Permission to take part in the disaster project was obtained by Lt. Col. Gatlin Tuesday morning from Col. Harold Wilson's office in Austin. Col. Wilson is the unit advisor for this district of Texas. A flash flood hit Big Spring Mon- day night as wind, hail and rain buffeted West Texas, causing an estimated million in damages at San Angelo. Six families and a church con- gregation were evacuated hurried- ly in Big Spring when a three-inch rain sent Sulphur Draw out of its banks for the tecond time in less than a month. In the Lake View area north of" San Angelo a six-inch deluge and 55 mile-pcr-hour winds with hail- stones the size of baseballs un- roofed homes, shattered windows and flooded buildings. Beneficial in Area Meanwhile In the Abilene area, generally beneficial rains fell, measuring from a trace at Abi- lene to an inch at Anson. No hail damage was reported in the Abilene area. But at Stamford where 1.32 inches of rain was re- corded, a little hail and some dust and winds were reported. Colorado City got .03 of an inch and .35 fell at Rising Star in-a slow three-hour shower. The showers in southern Eastland and Callahan Counties will benefit farmers by helping to bring up peanut and cotton crops. Merkel and Trent each got 1.20 and light hail fell at Merkei, Trent. and Nolan, each of which had an inch. Ballingcr received 1.50. Traffic Halted The hour and a half storm in the Big Spring area forced traffic to a standstill along several sec- tions of Highway 80. There were no injuries reported and the evacu ccs at Big Spring were able to return to their homes a few hours after the deluge. Six miles south of San Angelo the Weather Bureau station at Mathis Field caught only a trace of rain. In the city, private gauges in the center of town overflowed. The weak cool front that caused the turbulence moved across Tex- as Tuesday without much change in mild to warm temperatures. The thunderstorm activity abated after midnight but light disturbances were reported later. Dallas had .15 of an inch around 3 a.m. Tuesday. A forecaster at the Abilene U. S. Weather Bureau said Tuesday and Wednesday would be partly cloudy with a high temperature both days of 95 degrees. Low Tuesday-night WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport trace ANSON BALLINGER 1-50 BIG SPRING .................3.00 BLACKWELL 1-2-00 BRONTE 1-00 CARLSBAD 2.00 COLORADO CITY .............03 CROSS PLAINS................26 MARYNEAL 1-50 MERKEL 1-20 MILES NOLAN 1-M PAINT RISING STAR ................35 ROBERT LEE 2-00 SANTA ANNA................ SAN ANGELO North 6.50 South trace STAMFORD 1-90 SWEETWATER................10 TANKERSLEY 3-00 TRENT TRUSCOTT ...................20 WATER VALLEY 2.00 STATE RAINS PERRIN AFB................1.5S DALLAS .......................15 WICHITA FALLS 1-25 of 75 was expected. The Monday night storm knock- ed out KRBC-TV. A spokesman for the station said lightning apparent- ly struck the transmission equip- ment on Cedar Gap Mountain forc- ing the station off the air at pjn. Repairs have been made, and By CLAYTON H1CKERSON Associated Prrss Stall The long-smouldering Texas race for governor had caught fire Tues- day and other campaigns showed signs of heating up. The blaze of activity in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor included: 1. Gov. Allan Shivers said at a press conference Monday his ad- ministration had been threatened with embarrassment if an inquiry into an insurance company was not called off. 2. Ralph Yarborough, one of two men opposing Shivers for the Dem- ocratic gubernatorial nomination, called the third term Shivers seeks "un-Texan" and asked for a new administration "spurred by fresh minds." 3. J. J. Holmes, Austin contrac- tor and third man seeking the Democrats' nod for governor, hired a campaign manager-press agent and adopted as his slogan: "I'm not mad at just running for governor." Other developments that closed the first week of June and prom- ised super-heated campaigns until the July 24 primary included: 1. A statement from the Austin headquarters of Dudley T. Dough KRBC-TV plans to resume tele- ____ _ casts rn.'Tues- may day, station officials annofcced. The Texas Highway Patrol transmitter also was in working order Tuesday morning. It was knocked out when the television station went off. The THP radio and KRBC-TV trans- mitters are in the same building and get power from the same source. The thunderstorm that struck San Angelo extended on a line Dulles Says Reds Stall WASHINGTON uo-Sccretary of State Dulles said today the Com- munists were dragging their feet on peace negotiations at Geneva while intensifying their war effort in Indochina. He said this gives the lie to their talk of loving peace. Dulles told a news conference he thought developments in the discus- sions Geneva, on both Korea and Indochina, might come to a head in the near future. For that reason, he said, IM has arranged to spend a minimum of time away from Washington on Western speaking trip beginning tomorrow and may have to further curtail hit travel program. loW reporters the admin- istration has no present plans for Sidling for authority to hitorvwe in SoMtheait Asia. MM the reaction to the Ei Mnhower adiTiiitUtratta'i coll for a united front of Allied nrttoni hai reached the pobit of general Kctptance that would make an to Connreii a milter ol fmcttral tkt Unltod SUlM, W MM m- )hatically. has no intention of deal- ng with this problem singlc- handedly-unless the Chinese Com- nunists launch a new military ag- gression, Dulles also said on other mat- ;ers: 1. The past six months there have been more high level defcc- ;ions from the Soviet Union than ever before in Soviet history. He declined to amplify this comment in any way. 2. Very considerable progress, in Dulles' opinion, has been made on narrowing differences between Italy and Yugoslavia over Trieste in the course of negotiations under way at London. 3. The United States favors special meeting of the American republics' foreign minister! to con sidtr measure! to deal witlr the Guatemalan jltuatlon in the Hed-tlnged jovwnment received arms from Communist Europe But Dulles said the government I delaying a final decision on It will do until tt Iwan toja ottxr gomwnwtt. Windham Murder Trial to Abilene BAIRD, June 8 Judge J. R. Black of 42nd District Court Tues- ay ordered the case of Ernest Windham, charged with murder. moved to 42nd District Court in 'aylor County. Windham is charged in the fatal hooting of his brother, John, last ?eb. 16 at John's ranch seven miles north of Clyde. A first trial n district court here the last week if March resulted in a hung jury. At a conference of attorneys here Tuesday morning Judge Black ordered the case moved to Abilene and set the second trial tor Monday. Oct. 25. Dell Barber, Colorado City at torney, is defending Windham Others in the conference were 42r. Felix Mitchell and Dallas Scar borough of Abilene, who was cm ployed as special prosecutor. Windham is a Caliahan Counlj rancher who lives 15 miles sout of Baird. WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE AIR IASI Deportment asks million for housing at Abilene Air Bait. Post 3-A. RID PLOT veals Commie plan for world conquest. 6-B. R1CRIATON club's to bt formed ot four Abl- km xhooiv 1-B. erty said f Goy. Coke B ment soon Dougherty's in connection wit campaign opposing moving from Sterling City through ronte to Winters. A 3.15-inch rain flooded the low ection in the west end of Big iring and golf-ball size hail fell. t Sterling City, at least an inch rain fell along with light hail at did no damage. Tornado Sighted At 10 p. m. Monday the Depart- ed of Public Safety said a tor- ado had been reported 30 miles mtheast of Big Spring. In San Angelo. 24 windows ere broken in the McBurnett uiiding and 20 in'the St. Angelus otel. Approximately square eet of glass was broken at a Teenhouse with heavy damage to iants. A number of other build- igs were damaged. At the Double Heart ranch, 12 niles south of Sweetwater, 2.70 inches of rain fell in 45 minutes, laryneal in southwestern Nolan fliinty got Elackwell repor- ed between one and two inches. Creeks were up and running and .ake Sweetwater was on the rise, 'he rains were expected to add o the water supplies in Lakes weetwater and Trammel! and Oak Creek. Hail was reported in most of area, but there was no heavy amage. Winds unroofed a barn nd blew over a chicken house in Maryneal. Sweetwater got only light showers. 0. S. Senator Lyndon Johnson .for re-election. Stevenson, the state- ment said, talked to Dougherty Sunday. 2. Candidate for lieutenant gov- ernor C. T. Johnson said Tesans wondered why government officials long in office haven't solved the state's water problems. People in drought-stricken areas, he said have a feeling state officials "have failed to do one single thing toward improving the situation." 3. Just hours before the Monday Hammonds has charged that h insurance, company was never in trouble until he parted associatio with -John VanCronfchite, former Shivers aide and campaign mana ger. VanCronkhite, still doing organ izational work for the state Demo- cratic organization headed by Shiv ers, denied he tried to use politica influence on behalf of Hammonds firms. He said he quit when h saw the firm "could not get its affairs in order." J. G. LINDLEY beads departmut OWEN KLTJS elected assistant THE WEATHER C.S. DEPAIITMF.XT OF COMMERCE WEATHKE Bl'KEATJ ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly foudy Tuesday nljtbt and Wednesday. lUft temperature both days Low Tues- XORTH CENTRAL' TEXAS Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon. toauTM and Wednesday. Widely scattered aftenwoa and evening thunderstorms. WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy assl warm this afternoon. tonixM and Wednes- day. Widely scattered afternoon ud evta- ftt thunderstorms ba the Panhandle, South Plains aMI Pecos Valley eastward. EAST AND scarra CENTRAL Partly cloudy and warm this afternoon. lonlcM and Wednesday. Wider? scattered afternoon and eventac thundershowers. Moderate to fresh sMtherly winds on the coast. Von. P.M. TMt. A.M. H 73 Citizens Bank Names Trust Officer; Ellis Is Assistant J. G. Lindley. formerly of Dal- las, has been named trust officer in charge of the trust department st Citizens National Bank, Mal- colm M. Meek, president, an- nounced Tuesday. Lindley was elected to the de- partment's new position at a meet- ing Tuesday of the bank's board of directors. He will specialize in trust, estate and gift tax problems and planning. Owen Ellis, assistant cashier, was elected assistant trust officer. Ellis been with Citiiens Na- tional Bank since 1K9 and in bank- ing since 1320. He had been assist- ant cashier at Citizens sines 1941. He formerly was employed at the Farmers State Bank and Farmers and Merchants National Bank, both at Merkel. Tax SfwiJJW Since February, 1953. IJndley has midnight deadline, Dallas County tepublieans presented 35-year-old 3ruce Alger. a real estate develop- r, as their candidate for Con- "ress. Already seeking the seat to be by conservative J. Frank Wilson of Dallas are six Demo- rats. They include Wallace Sav- age, State Democratic Executive tommittee chairman, who with Gov. Shivers and former national committeeman Wright Morrow, led Texas' Democratic organization in- o the Eisenhower fold in 1952. Gav. Shivers dated the alleged threat to his administration April 28 when he -sas in Washington. le said a caller from Bandera, Tex., telephoned him and that the elephone operator identified the man as "a Mr. Hammonds Hammonds." Ralph W. Hammonds is the chief officer of Lloyd's of North Amer- ca, Houston insurance firm fac- ing permanent receivership pro- ceedings in a current 96th District Court trial at Austin. Yarboroagh At Dallas Yarborough in his kick-off speech at Dallas Monday night said "Leave an; administration in of Gee long enough and the fixers the backdoor boys, the influence peddlers will somehow fasten themselves onto it like barnacles Application forms for the seventh on Hien "Lain to Swim" program breed multiplies with increasing rapidity." APPOINTED Associate Justice Sam J. Ervin. Jr., of the North Carolina State Supreme Court, was appointed to the -United States Senate. He fills the vacan- cy created by the death of Sen- ator Clyde R. Hoey. Swim Course Forms Ready are now available. They may be picked up at the American Red Cross chapter of- fice, or at the VFW or American Legion pools. Last day for registration is July 3. The program, for school-age chil- dren, begins at 8 a.m. July 12 at the VFW pool. Courses include beginners, inter- mediates, swimmer, advanced immer, and junior and senior lifesaving. Red Cross swim cer- ificates are given at the conclu- sion of each course. Scheduling of classes will be from July 1-3. Six instructors will teach the children. New coordinator is Metta Dean Smith, replacing Dee Snell, who Vas worked with the program since its beginning. Last year children active- y participated in the swimming school. The campaign is sponsored an- nually by The Reportertvews, VFW, Legion and Red Cross. UN Debates Better Than Battlefields LAFAYETTE, Ind. debates in the United Nations are preferable to international wars, a U.N. mediator told the closing ses- sion of the National Council of Presbyterian Women's Organiza- tions yesterday. Dr. Frank P. Graham, the medi- ator, disputed charges that the U.N. is a sounding board for prop- aganda. "It is he said, that the representatives of 60 nations talk and even shout at each other "than that 60 million youths shoot at each Board Also Wants Use Of Revenue City Commission will be asked to include for parks and playgrounds in bond election July 17. Park and Public Recreation Board made that decision .Tues- day morning. Projects chosen- are the same as those recommended for bond is- sue inclusion by the Park and Playground Facilities Committee of Abilene Chamber of Commerce. A. B. Shelton is chairman of the C-C panel. The parks board also adopted another suggestion Tuesday from tie C-C committee. That was. to ask the City Commission to con- sider letting the board Use the money from park concessions for park maintenance, and develop- ment rather than depositing it in the city's General Fund. had already announced they will include in the July election a bond issue for larks and playgrounds. The; asked he parks board to plan the proj- ects and to recommend an amount of money. Other bonds, totaling mil- lion without counting the park and playground issue, are to be on the ballot. They ate fee water, sewer and street improvements and. fire> tions aod ecgvnssHst. SS.65 Tltal Adoption by the City Commis- sion of the recommendations front the park board and the C-C com- mittee as to park bonds'would up the total bond issues million. Of the grand total million would be revenue bonds, the rest tax bonds. Projects requested under the lark and playground issue are: BOWIE PARE Water system, softball back stop, additional play- ground equipment, four tennis courts, COBB PARK Additional land west of present park and land- scaping same, picnic shelter house, additional picnic cooking units, more parking area, additional rest room facilities, more water lines and additional flood lights, CARVER PARK Additional water lines and playground equip- ment, S2.500. WILL HAIR PARK Landscap- ing, all-weather roads, picnic fa- cilities, playground equipment; wa- ter lines, four concrete tennis courts, rest room facilities, S1K.IM Sterensaa STEVENSON PARK Lighted baseball park, water lines, play- ground equipment, rest room fa- cilities, two tennis courts, picnic facilities, swimming pool, parking area and landscaping. FAIR PARK Street improve- ments, additional water lines, lock- er rooms and showers attached to present gymnasium, additional rest room facilities, addition- al landscaping, concrete side- walks, additional parking area, outdoor bandshell and stage, Expand and improve 000. ZOO present zoo. CROCKETT PARK Water sys- tem, additional playground equip- See BONDS, Page S-A, 4 K ;_ K JlJO 7S a Tl............ B 57 M W M Sunset last aliV t-M Swrlx to- day a.m. Sinsel TM Maximum tcmpmrttn tor H M4- lix st a.m. m. MMMwm M IhMn w4> ation matters for clients. Lindleyj'j was an Internal Revenue agent in the income tax unit of the Dallas office from February. 19W, to April of 194S, and a federal estate and gift tax examiner from April, 1948 to February, 1953. The trust officer was engaged in private law practice at Dallas at the law offices of Claude D. Bell from June, IWO to February, 1941, and from November, 1945 to Jan- uary, 1946. Army Veterra He served with the U. S. Army been associated Marwick, at Dallas Mitchell k with Co., certified public accountants. Dur- ing this time he specialiied in gift taxes, income taxation of trusts, dtcedents and estates, and was an estate taxation and estate plan- ntiuj adviser. He aim did naearch and wrote memorandums and advisory opin- tow m (at fedwal tax- from Feb. 6, 1941 1945, serving with the amphibian Engineers in New Guinea and Phil- ippine Islands 22 months. He was awarded three campaign stars. The former Dallas attorney pass- ed the state bar examination given in February, and was admit- ted to practice law in Texas .in April, 1940. He is enrolled to prac- tice as attorney before the U. S. Treasury Department and has been j admitted, to practice in U. S. Tax Court. Ltadfer was an honor graduate of the class of at Luobock High School. He attended Texas Tech from 19S4 to 1M7, where BANE, hsJtfctA, CM. Special C-C Panel To Study Bonds Study of the proposed more than million city bond issues will be made Friday, June 11, at a.m. by an Abilene Chamber of Commerce panel. It is the Special Committee on the Need for Adequate and Mod- ern Sewage Disposal Plant Abilenians will vote July 17 on the following bonds: million for waterworks improvements, million for sanitary-sewer pro- jects. million street hnprove- nssta, for fire stations and equipment, and an undeter- mined amount for parks and play- grourris. .t's entire million water and sewer issue would be in revoaue bonus, to be paid off with water icwtr revenue, Tax bonds "rouW inutd for the remainder of the program. CMMntUeelntncM 0. P. Beebe. chairman of the C-C group tbt ecutive Committee of the C-C has asked his panel to: tl) Evaluate, the detailed provi- sions of the bond issues and the problems preceding the election and on ejection day. (2) Suggest ways of undertaking an efficient program to Inform the public. (3) Take official action as a body, making specific recommeodatiora to the C-C board or in "otlwr wayi considered advisable." Sewer bonds would n- moval of the city's Kwer iNspoial farm from the municipal Like Fort Phantom Hill watanied. Sewso sometimes now Into from AbUentaVM ftt their ICK-. TnC MWCT WtWIO MM a 5 mOlioB saicn tiutincnt piMiC T3.PC poMd It what ta kaMn at pri- mary trMtmtnt flMl dkM- tvMflta. ;