Abilene Reporter News, June 10, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 10, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas / FAIR AND WARMAbilene 3^porter -JBtetoji"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXIII, No. 356AuocUaed Proa (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 10, 1954—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Denies Backing Down on Tariff Cuts DFNMS’ APPETITE NOT LOST—Under the watchful eyes of Rex. his canine pal, Dennis Tubbs, 2 1 2. munches a hamburger after being lost six hours near St. Paul. Minn. Dennis went for a stroll, Rex tagging along, and became lost. The pilot of an airplane used in the search spotted Rex in a field and landed. He found Dennis curled up and taking a nap. Dennis refused to ride home in the airplane because there wasn’t room for his dog. Adams Tried to Stop Quiz Of Loyalty Board: McCarthy \V\SHI\GTOX r-Sen. McCarthy -;Hore today that Army t ounselor ,)ohn li Adams iriecl to blackmail him out of calling Army loyalty br.ard members lieforc him f ir questuming about communism, ‘■graft and corruption.'* McCarthy &aid \dams used “a combination of salesmanship and threats’’ in a three-hour talk at (Pictures on Page 10-At would file the “false charges” it eventually did—the accusation that McCarthy, Cohn and Carr jointly exerted extreme pressure for favors for Schine. McCarthy contended it was his 4. In his opinion, the Army took reprisal against Maj. Cwn. Kirke B Lawton becau.se Lawton cooperated with McCarthv s lnve.sltga- omniutee .s efforts to go behind tions subcommittee. McCarthy said    the    scenes in the    Pentagon and he believes Lawton, commander of'    hnd    out who    was *    coddling    Com- hA. Monmouth, N J.. failed to get a ! muni.sts that led to the filing of McCarthy's Washington apartment promotion to the permanent rank i‘^harge.x against him and his com-on the nieht of last Jan. *¿2. i of major general because of such 1 uiittee staff. Report Threaten«!    f    cootieration.    1    think that is responsible for And. M.VarU«- sa,d. ,Ada,mi McC.rthy s.,d ho n,»de « dear    ¡he    h-^armss    here    today."    ho de- to Adams in the .Tan 22 talk Ptat made it “very, very clear” that if the i»'veiti.. ;*.;en were not tailed oil an unfavorable report about Roy M. ? ohij. chief counsel to the '.h arihy subcomniittee, wouW be made pubiic. M that time. McCarthy said, they had not thought up” the charge- sub.soquenlly filed against McCarthy. Cohn and Francis P Carr, staff director for the sub-commiltee. he and Cohn felt it they ould be blackmailed out of one investigation by thi.s threat, it would set up a modus ojx'randi by whuh the some type of blackmail could be u.-ed every time we tried to expose a Mmmunist ” The senator said Iw* told Adam.s to go ancad and make public any itUorivalion about Cr-hn which .-hould lie maiie pubiic but he More 'Rights On Red' May Be Permitted Right turns on red signal lights may be permitted soon at more location.s than now. Police Department is to make a survey under direction of Traffic Capt. C. A. Veteto, Purpose of the study, Veteto said Thursday, is to see whether the “No Turn on Red” can be eliminated at some places where it now is in force. At most intersections already, a motorist is allowed to turn right on red after making a stop. How'-ever, there are a number of corners where this isn't permitted. Veteto pointed out that right turns on red are being allowed again at the South First St.-Sayles Blvd. intersection and the South First-Poplar Sts. intersection. The four-way operation of the signals at those locations was re cently eliminated. Under that former system a driver had to wait for a green arrow or a green light to turn right. It is necessary to make a com plcte stop before a right turn is legal anywhere on a red light. “Many motorists haven't learned they can again make right turns after stops at South First and Sayles and at South First and Poplar.” Veteto said. “They continue to wait for a green light. This unnecessarily slows the movement of traffic.” “I told him lie just would not. 'couldn i conceive” that the Army i>e blackmaileti.” McCarthy :,wore. | In swift recital ot his relation-. i with St'crctary of the Army Sliweni .•nd Adams. McCarthy also lesti-lud: 1. Steiens and Adani.s jw>ughl to ^ covert lii.s MHH'ommittee from us nicstigdtKm of Retis in the .Army i and suKgc.'ttxl to him at a Noi, k Pentagon lunchoon that “there mu.>t be * Communi.si infilir.iiion ! of the \ir Force and the Navy! which the subcommittee could in^ lestigate. 2. A.a early as Ia."t Septembi'r he urged Stevens to “lean over baik-, wards'’ against giving any stHH'ial cunsiderution to G David in'hine. wealthy young consuitaut to the McCarthy .subcommittee who faccHl pro.spectiie drafimg into the .Arm> ‘ 3. Stevens, in hi.s preseme, asked Schine to pose with Stevens for a photograph at McCtUire Air Force , Base last fall Stevens has testi-, tied he dot s not ludieve he proposed the picture—that he certain-iv had no retxdlection of it    ; Mct'arthy said he also thought i 'a part” in preparation of the Army's “false charges” was due to his insisteni’C on finding out who wa.s responsible for the honorable j discharge Feb. 1 of Maj. Irving Pe-; ress, an Army Denti.'it described j by McCarthy as “a Fifth Amendment Communist ” McCarthy served notice that once j the current hearings are out of the , , w ay he intend.s to get Army loy- j alti board members before him. R.ny H Jenkins, special counsel to the Senate Investigations subcommittee. completed direct examination of Mv'Carthy just before the sutu -rnmittee recessed for lunch. Under the established procedure. Jenkins will cross-examine him before membt*rs of the .subeommitiee and Anny counsel get opportunity to a.-'k questions P-iHh Stevens and Adams, also Insurance Man Says Shivers Missed Facts AUSTIN T — Ralph W. Hammonds, lop man of Lloyd s of .North | charges in ixinneclion w ith opera- TALK ABOUT G.AS—^It’s the business of these men to keep the nation natural gas- conscious, Among top gas company execuaves here to insj^ct .Abiienc’s gas efficiency program, they are. seated. M. L. Bird of Dillas, left, and Otto Zwanzig of New York City, and, standing, W. M. Braymer of Abilene, left, and C h Wall of Lubbock. fStaff Photo) Insurance Cases Moved to October .AISTIN .T—i ases in w hich three Beaumont men lace criminal TEST CUSTOMER SERVICE America of Hou.'iton, said today Gov. .Allan Shivers was either "knowingly or unknowingly mistaken of his facts.” regarding a telephone call from Hammonds last April 28. The call was injccteii into Texas’ insurance tutor Monday when the goi ernor said Hammonds threaten- under ->ath. have deircd tuey tried eii to “embarrass” hi.s administra-to diver» the suIn'onuriiUe‘ to in- tion if he didn’t call off the state s ic.<ugation ot the Nny and Air tight to pul the Lio>*d s firm out Force    of business tion.s of subsidiaries of the Texas Mutual Insurance Co. were continued until October on the request of their attorney today. The delay was granted by District Judge Jack Roberts, sitting for Judge Charles 0 Betts in ^ih Disinci Court w hile Betts presided over trial of the state’s civil suit U. S. Gas Heads Meeting Here There was a lot of “gas.sing” grains deMgned to better customer around the Wooten Hotel Thurs- * sen ice are being conducted, day. but it wasn't hot air, j Fourth City Toured It was at a meeting of 15 top) Abilene is one of the 10 and ga.s company execuUves from al! was the fourth city on the com- , miitee’s tour. The programs went over the country. Most of them are members oi eifect last January, seeking t put another insurance; the Gas lndu.strv Devolopmen*! Thursday the committee was,    h    »ii a fum-Lloyd s of North America—' Program Cammittee of the Amer- koWing closed meetings at the ho-    stui    does j into receivership.    i    ican Gas Association.    Ifl- One-Year Extension Requested WASHINGTON (^President Eisenhower said today nothing could be further from the truth than statements that he is backing away from his foreign trade program calling for a reduction of tariffs, Eisenhower told his news conference the fact he has now asked for a simple one-year extension of the reciprocal trade act—instead of insisting on his original request for a three-year extension with provision for a gradual 15 per cent cut in tariffs—does not mean he is abandoning the program, WHhoat Fight There have, been suggestions by Democrats that the administration was giving up on the Eisenhow'er program without a fight. The House Ways and Means Committee today unanimously approved the one-year extension of the President's authority to make trade agreements with other nations. The House is likely to act on it tomorrow and the senate perhaps next week. On other matters the President had this to say at his news conference; Communism—What he personally fears more than anjthing in the Free World’s struggle against Communism is the possibility of a fail-^; ure to loc^ the danger squarely in ' its broad face. Eisenhower said emphatically the United States cannot achieve its aims by miM-i tary force altme. Must Be Basis i He said that in addition to miii-; tary strength, there must be the i psychological, politicai and intellectual basis for any intervention designed to help the Free World in the battle against the forces of communism. Secret information — Eisenhower said the loyalty and obedience to the provisions of the Constitution .•ihouid be beyond queslitm in the case of any man holding a commission as a reserve officer. He was reminded by a newsman that be said recently it was reprehensible for any Army officer or civilian to give out secret information without authorization. Indochina — The President said the French L'nion forces in Indochina are in possibly better defensive shape than before the fall of Dien Bien Phu, but undoubtedly could be much aided by MRS. O. E, RADFORD M« i'arthy tcstiiicd that at a Nov. Shiiers said Hammonds told him ^ The three men whose cases were| 'MemlXTs »»{ the committee are 6 Pentagon luncheon, Stevens and j H' lons distance that attorney ! pyt off are Leslie and Paul Ixiwry | visiting each of 10 cities m the Star Gas Company s .Adams indicated ‘they were un- R^lph A arborough. one of Shivers’. and D, H. O'FieL all of Beaumont. ^ U. S. where exj)t*nmental pro-; in tht* Abilene area and will be hapt>v” alioiit the subcommittee’s    i*'    governors    race.    —------- —------------- .nvc,.„a..o„, 0.    RECONNOITERING TIun told l..m, McC arthy said. ',    b>’    '«ia.v    "he-1- that the Navy aad .Mr Force "mttsl be just as bad as the Armj ” not believe this country should start a war but should keep its Friday members mil t->ur Lone,    .. matalIat.ons!"';^"?^>' reserve-' htgh^' mobtle, Politics —The President said he present at the kick-off of nubile; radio units for the Abilene dis-    ....... Mrs. 0. E. Radford Dies in California Mi s O E Radford, memlx'r of. lord had livixl here since Her Showers Not Likely To Hit Here Today .Abilene probably won't recciie any shower.s from a weak cim>1 front that moved into the North | jj prominent pioneer .Abilene fam*! home was at 75ii BctK'h St Texa.s area early Thursday, a» i ¿jy    about    noon    Tihursday in cording to a weather bureau fore • John s Hospital at Santa Mon-<a-d-    !    ica. t aliiornia But Uie Abilene weatherman did j    umiergoiie two major say that showers may pt»s.siblj' hit ■ operation.^ in CaHiorma since May •positive- the Abilene area sonwHime Satur (lay if dry air d<H‘sn t di.srupl the low that IS building up in this area. No drop ot tenHHnatui ft.c is fore east for Thur.sday or Friday and the general outlook on the weather map still remains fair and warm. WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE •AND CONCIRTS—first pork bond concert o< the ctason will be presentid Thufsdov ntghf ot Foir Pork. Poge 11 -A. ‘POISONED PIOPLI'—MofsK. oil Islands peciple, showered by rodioocttvi ash from atom bomb tuplostons, osk »not tests be Hotted. Pope 16 A. •lino WORDS—An Abtlene oddof who can't reod hi* own word«, «» producing o rel^jious moQOiine printed m brodle. Pog# UB CAS DICtStON- Will the court decision on nofurpl qo* show Up in consumer bills’ Pag# 12-B, 19 H.idies M Harrison, manager oi Radford Estates here, rei'cived word of Mrs. Radford s. death by a telephone call from Uaiifornia She was born .Aug 24. 1888. in Big Spring, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs John DeUalb Bird-well. who were pioewHTs of Howard County. She attended school in Big .Spring, where she livtHl until her marriage there with Qmm K Rati ionf, on June L5, 1918. She was a graduate of the conservatory of Music at Buford College Na.shville. Tenn, Her husband died in Septeinlwr. 11*53. .At the lime of the marriage, he .was manager of the J. M Radford Grocery Co. with head quarters in .Abilene. The firm had about 30 branches in Northwe.st Texas. New* Mexico and Oklahoma towns J M Radford wa.s the father of O E Radford. One of the firm’s branches wa.s in Lubbock, where 0. E. Radford and his bride lived during the first two and one half years ot their marriage. The couple moves! to Abjlene from Lubbock. Mrs. Rad- i i Mrs RadfoiM was a member of tlH' First Presbyterian Church The gnxery rortwration was sold in December, 1945 Bequeathed Kuitdings When O. F Radfoni died, he willed his .share of the couple s extensive real e.state holdings to his wile :u\d .son James O Uadfonl Most of the holdings are lo-caieti u! .Abilene They include sev end large buddings on Pine St. aeros.N trom the Windsor Hotel. In-dudtHl are the buildings Itousing Hall Music Co , 434 Pine St , Fash ion Cleaners. 442 Pine SI ; and Green Frog Cafe. 418 Pine St .Another holding tlie buiidmg which I houses McLellan Stores Co.. 22t> Pine St, Also willed to Airs Radtoixl and her son was a section of Callahan Couldy land w hich ha.s eight or 10 oi! welLs and its own refinery— Premier Od Befinmg Co. Survivors are her son. James 0 | Radford of .Abilene and l.os .\n- j gdes. Cr.lii : two tuctliers. D. F ^ Birdwell of Los Angeles and M ■ R Biixtwell of Oklahoma A'it>.j Okla ; three .sisters, Mrs L. Hoyee ; of Ojai. Calif, .Mrs, \V. J, Roley | ot San .Anlono and Mrs J A. Magie of San .Antonio, two grand* .sons. Jame.s M Radford and John B Radford, both of Abilene; and the call, Hammonds said ly no” He said he had not talbcxi to Yarborough and had not even met Jones at the time of the call Hammonds appeared in 98th! District Court in response to a ( court order commanding his presence in the receivership trial of his IJoyd s firm. He talked to reporters betöre the trial reconvened for its fourth day. “I did call the governor.” Hammonds said. “I did ask him if he knew what was going on in his insurance department. He .said that he did not” City Declares War On 'Blind Corners' »net. t The Abilene Charober of Commerce was to entertain the gas I executives at lunch Thursday in Ithq Wooten ballroom ; C-C President Cieorge Minter ;,ir. Fast-President Elbert Hall. ‘ Treasurer Fleming James, and War on “blind torners’’ was of- ' fidally ing. detlarcHl Thur.sdav iv.orn- >treet giade in parkways v>r a» front protx'rty lines. A structure may tatter upward to a height not j ■ members of the board of directors are hosts Ranch Barbecue Touight Thursday evening. Chester L. responsibility, that it is proper for him to endorse all Republican nominees for Congress as he did m the 1952 campaigns. He added with a grin, however, that he imagines someone could puli something out of a hat that might be embarrassing to him. To a round of laughter. Eisenhower added he hopes that won’t happen. r.ir«„ Tc.vd,«'    1    u>    fvc«d    <■,    («1    at a di.vianeo    C^'preaWeaVoTLMe!    TFUCkW (113106(1 prescntatives met wuh city offi-' 20 feet back from tlie front pro-    ..    m    '    * perty line. An i>bstruction at a driveway or ,'itar Gas Co. will be host at a barbecue on the ranch of Dr. T. Wade Hedrick at Buffalo Gap I -Í ntrxnTMEXT or tx>MMt«tr OrSTHK» Bl Rt «t .Xnn.FSK XM> VK'IMTV - t'*\r KkUv. Untight *ik1 »Hl*.' Hijrt» irmiieiN'».h d*.vs. W row tonight 7#. cuds in the YMCA They mapped a vigorou.s campaign against this form of traffic hazard x i aii^y intersection may be ju.vi as! dq”" and Earsie's wiirfurmsh'the Safety x'ommittee of each P-T.A j unlawlul as one at a street c.)rn- ¡^^rbevuc w ill be respon.sible for liKating i er. Bickley statid. “blmd corners ’ in its schtnd's at- Tree.s must be trimmed up to a height of seven fret. Only excx'p- tcndance district Atavor C E. Gatlin asked the tion    ‘a growing tree, not m group Thursday morning to get i tlie bushy kind.” Bickley said all the reiHvrts in by June 2.*    Vacant    Lots    Included Locations of “bUnd corners” will' The city s |>ower to eUmiiutc be roporttxi by P-TA’s in writing “blind corners” extemts also to to the office of A. E Wells, sup 1 vacant lots, Bickley pointed ouc erintendent of schoxds. “tor at- The city can require an owner to tcntion of Jim O Ballew ”    clean off the obstruction, or can I Ballew has been employed by do U and char.ge the cost to t,hc thMuaerkithe City for the summer. He will owner, he said.'    i »(arm*    ut«    (hrt    *»«-rt*vH'«    or Bi*ht    *wj    la    • ctvUact property owners to get I “Intention of the ordinance is to tat*I them to remote repmted t>bstrue-1 make clear, unobstructed vi,siivn ! WF.ST TKXXS e*rt!v ckwHiy ih« *fi.r- ’    all    directioiis ’ Bvvk : aoof.. ttwijchi    iimt    »Hi*v.    >vid*b    xv.airir«i    ' Negio aud white schools alike ley .said i ure indudtxi in the P TA project , The oiximance doesn’t apply to *ad e*ri> ttM\L|tht *i«d w .s*nnh t'Uw" *ihi j    Reports    Invited    i utility poles or to business ?wh' I Ciiiiens who know of blind buildings, the attorney stated. ; ! corners ’ should notify uie city sec- Nothing can be done about those [ retary at Uity Hall, Mayor Gatlin ; buildings that bkK'k traffic view. | I said.    ! because the Zoning Ordinance, { About 2t* jH'rsons were in Thurs doesji't require a front set-back in 1 day s scs.Mon    such yo»e.«. Iw* explained.    ^ ! City Atty Alex Bickley told “This is giung to he an all .sum • j 1 them how a “blind xonier ” i> de ' mer ' Ballew said at Thurs-1 i tuuM in the city ortiuiaiKC He day’s metHing. We hx>t>e tieople I , said it may tve at an iniersx'cluMi will bear with us it will take' or anywhcrt' along a block. It is i time to get to all complaints Pvc a shrub, tree fence or other j already rcx'cived (inough com i struction whu'h cuts oft the vis * plaints to keep me busy several ion of motorists or pexicstrian.x, day s.”    ! Ott- ZwMtuig 0. New York City promotion, advertising' and re-.-»earch director Lh” the .AG.A. wiii presule at the meeimg. May u< projt'Ct director for the Abilene o.istrict program. Committee members include; C. K Deane, vice president of Central Eleviric and Gas Co.. Lincoln, Nch • J. C Sackman. gxmeral sales manager .»f Northern Indiana Public Ser\!ce Co. of Hammond. Ind.; R. K Suitle, managing director See I S. GAS. Pg. ?-.A, C'ol. S e**t of I'iKo*    A    ItiiU' e*iU««n<n«> «nU South ruins »»d».' SOUTH t EVTR.Xt. TF.XAS »’«ril.v cMuvW «I'd    thi*    an«rtHH’vA.    tooight    ««d    »'.- d*>. OKl«i.v » Mt«r«dl thwKteríiho'ii'er» m>rth poKVMt Frtd«> TKWri-RATl RfS Woci SO Hi f M Ttitti* l *» 1,10 . s ?« .    ..... .    4:» .    S..-SO    . .    *•»    ... . V    9M ............ . *.»   ------ \0 16   , . 11.» ....... U » Maximum t<»n\|ioraiu« Iw fd iKKir« «até-faif *1 « W • ID *3. Muilmum    for    34 ead- In« Bt * .» » m T« roiKltn« »( 12 M #w. 'J* U. gotaUv« buniato bt U S4 ».n. 444». !» *7 »t *1 M T* A XÍ -rt Y? IN n n 91 from seeing approaching vehicles Bickley said the ordinance prohibits any growth or structure more than three feet high above Mrs Jack Sixarks. president of the City Council of P-T.A s. presided. Presidents and safety chairmen oi individual P-TA $ tlUsiKied. USE WANT ADS FOR FAST RESULTS VVrv keep voar w^ts or needs Q iecret when js iitti# os 4ÌC O -.lov xxiil bnng vOu thf tost rt»N.,Jts you ‘,1es!re. Af^rcx»-nxoreiv 20,C0C= wont ods oppear tn the Abilene RepCft«r-News exvcn rrvi-nth. Ihct meons op~ pf.'Vi.ivateK 20.000 ptopl# krte» the povxer oi Wont Ads arvd or« using them regutarly to go in evtro profit in fHiying, xeÜ’ng, renting, trading, #fc More than 100 clossiiication* ore established to be certoin everv Want Ad has maximum readetisbtp. WMi Concealing Stolen Property A felony charge of receiving aod concealing stolen property was filed Ute Wednesday against L. P. Alexander. Abilene trucking contractor. A complaint signed by Sheriff Ed Powell alleges that Alexander received and concealed two tires and tubes, one wlwel and one rim from Johnny Parker Parker, who had previously liv-evl in Abikne but had recently been in Lubbock, was sente.seed to two years in the penitentiary May 22 on indictments for theft of the same property from A. R, Elam, oilfield trucking operator. Parker pleaded guilty to four charges of theft iqjiainst him and was sentenced to two yeani oa each of the charges by Judge J, R. Black in 42nd District Coart. The stolen property was described in the complaint as one new J;OOx3W Firo&tone tire, tube and rim and one Firestone Kkiai tire, tube and wheel. The complaint against Alexander was filed in Judge Henry F. Long's justice court and will be returned to the ibtth District Court grand Jury for investigaUwi June 21. Judge Lcmg set Alemander*i bond ai fTSt. ;

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