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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR AND WARM 5" Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron EVENING VOL. LXIII, No. 356 Prea (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOt DENNIS' APPETITE NOT Under the watchful eyes of Rex, his canine pal, Dennis Tubbs. 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 toe 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. Ike Denies Backing Down on Tariff Cuts Adams Tried to Stop Quiz Of Loyalty Board: McCarthy WASHINGTON' OV-Sen. Mc- Carthy swore today that Army Counselor John G. Adams tried to blackmail him out of calling Army loyalty board members before him for questioning about communism, "graft and corruption.'" McCarthy said Adams used "a combination of salesmanship and threats" in a three-hour talk at McCarthy's Washington apartment on the night of last Jan. 22. Keport Threatened And, McCarthy said, Adams made it "very, very clear" that if the investigation were not called off an unfavorable report about Hoy M. Cohn, chief counsel to the McCarthy subcommittee, would be made public, At that time. McCarthy said, "they had not thought up" the charges subsequently filed against McCarthy, Cohn and Francis P. Carr. staff director- for the sub- committee. "I told him we just would not be blackmailed." McCarthy swore. In swift recital of his relations with Secretary of the Army Stevens and Adams, McCarthy also testi- fied: 1. Stevens and Adams sought to divert his subcommittee from its investigation of Reds in the Army and suggested to him at a Nov. 6 Pentagon luncheon that "there must Communist infiltration of the Air Force and the Navy which ihc subcommittee could in- vestigate. 2. As early as last September, he urged Stevens to "lean over back- wards" against giving any special consideration to G. David Schine, wealthy young consultant to the McCarthy subcommittee who faced prospective drafting into the Army. 3. Stevens, in his presence, asked Schine to pose with Stevens for a photograph at McGuire Air Force Base last fall. Stevens has testi- fied he does not believe he pro- posed the he certain- ly had no recollection of it. (Pictures on Page 10-A) 4. In his opinion, the Army took reprisal against Maj. Gen. Kirke B. Lawton because Lawton cooper- ated with McCarthy's Investiga- tions subcommittee. McCarthy said he believes Lawton, commander of Ft. Monmouth. failed to get a promotion to the permanent rank of major general because of such cooperation. McCarthy said he made it Iff Adams in the Jan. 22 talk that he and Cohn felt if they "could be blackmailed out of one investiga- tion by this threat, it would set up a modus operand! by which the same type of blackmail could be used every time we tried to expose a The senator said he told Adams to go ahead and make public any information about Cohn which should be made public, but he "couldn't conceive'1 that the Army Showers Not Likely To Hit Here Today Abilene probably won't receive any showers from a weak cool front that moved into the North Texas area early. Thursday, ac- cording to a weather bureau fore- cast. But the Abilene weatherman did say that showers may possibly' hit the Abilene area sometime Satur- day if dry air doesn't disrupt the low that is building up in this area. No drop of temperatures is lore- cast for Thursday or Friday and the general outlook on the weather mnp still remains fair and warm. WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE IAND pnrk concert .of the season will bo presented Thursday night at Fair Pork. Poge 11-A. oil Islands people, showered by rodiooctlvt ash from atom bomb osk that tests be balled. Page lo-A. HIND Abilene editor who can't rtod hii own words, producing, o joliflious mofloilrte printed in broillf. Past 1-B. 6AS the court decision on natural. 901 up In consumer bills? Page 1Z-B. MRS. 0. E. RADFORD would file the "false charges" it eventually accusation that McCarthy, Cohn and Carr jointly exerted extreme pressure for fa- vors for Schine. McCarthy contended it was his committee's efforts to go behind the scenes in the Pentagon and find out who was "coddling" Com- munists that led to the filing of charges against him and his com- mittee staff. "I think that is responsible for the hearings here he de- McCarthy said he' also thought "a part" in preparation of the Army's "false charges" was due to his insistence on finding out who was responsible for the honorable discharge Feb. 1 of Maj. Irving Pe- ress, an Armv Dentist described by McCarthy as "a Fifth Amend- ment Communist." McCarthy served notice that once the current hearings are out of the way he intends to get Army loy- alty board members before him. Kay H. Jenkins, special counsel to the Senate Investigations sub- committee, completed direct exam- ination of McCarthy just before the subcommittee recessed for lunch. Under the established procedure. Jenkins will cross-examine him be- fore members of the subcommittee and Army counsel get opportunity to ask questions. Both Stevens and Adams, also under oath, have denied tiiey tried to divert the subcommittee to in- vestigation of the Navy and Air Force. McCarthy testified that at a Nov. 6 Pentagon luncheon, Stevens and Adams indicated 'they were un- happy" about Uie subcommittee's concentrating its investigations of Uie Army. They told him. McCarthy said, that the Navy and Air Force "must be just as bad as the Army." More 'Rights On Red' May Be Permitted PJght turns on red signal lights may be permitted soon at more locations than now. j 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 eliminat- ed at some places where it now' is in force. At most intersections already, a motorist is allowed to turn right Jon.red after making a stop. How- ever, there are a number of cor- ners where this isn't permitted. Veteto pointed out that right .urns on red are being allowed again at the South First St.-Sayles Jlvd. intersection and the South First-Poplar Sts. intersection. The four-way operation of the signals at those locations was re- cently eliminated. Under that for- mer system a driver had to wait 'or a green arrow or a green light to turn right. It is necessary to make a ,com- ilete stop before a right turn is legal anywhere on a red light. "Many motorists haven't learn- ed they can again make right turns after stops at South First and Sayles and at South First and Poplar." Veteto said. "They con- tinue to wait for a green light. This unnecessarily slows the move- ment of-traffic." -_ Mrs. 0. E. Radford in California Mrs. 0. E. Radford. member of a prominent pioneer Abilene fam- ily, died about noon Thursday in ford had lived here since. Her home was at 750 Beech St. Mrs. Radford was.a member of St. John's Hospital at Santa Mon- i the First Presbyterian Church. The grocery corporation was sold in December, 1945. Bcqwalhrd Buildinfs When 0. E. Radford died, he ica, California. I She had undergone two major I operations in California since May 19. Hadley M. Harrison, manager of Radford Estates here, received word of Mrs. Radford's dcalh by a telephone call from California. She was born Aug. 24. 1S86. in Big Spring, daughter of Hie late Mr. and Mrs. John DeCalb Bird- well, who were pioneers of Howard County. She attended school in Big Spring, where she lived until her marriage there with Omat E. Rad- ford, on June 15, 1916. She was a graduate of the conservatory of. Music at Buford College Nashville, Tenn. Her husband died in September, At the lime of the marriage, lie twas manager of the J. At. Radford Grocery Co., With head- qimrtcrs in Abilene. The firm had about 30 branches in Northwest Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma towns. J. M. Kadford the fa- ther of 0. E. Kadford. One of the firm's branches was in Vubbock. whore .0. E. Radford and his bride lived during the first two and one-half yean o( their marrliRe. The couple moved tn AbUtne from Uibbock.JUrt. Rad- willed his share of the couple's ex- tensive real estate holdings to his wife and son. James 0. Kadford Most of the holdings are lo- cated in Abilene. They include sev eral large buildings on Pine- St. across from the Windsor Hotel. In- cluded arc' the buildings housing Hall Music Co.. -W Pine St.: Fash- ion Cleaners. 442 Pine St.: and Green Frog Cafe. 418 Pine St. -An- othor holding, is the building which houses McLcllan Stores Co., 226 Pine St. Also willed to Mrs. Radford and her son was-a section of Callalwn County land which has eight or 10 oil wells -and its own refiners- Premier Oil Refining Co. Survivors arc her son. James 0. Rndford of Abilene and Los An- gJcs, Cnlif.; two brothers, D. F. Blrdwcll ot Los Angeles and W, B. Bit-dwell of Oklahoma City, Okla.: three sisters, L. Boyce of Ojai. Mrs. W. J. Holey of Sun Antono and Mrs. J. A Magte of San Antonio; two grand- sons, James M. Radfoitl and John B. Rfldtorri, both o! Abilene; am) Insurance Nan Says Shivers Missed Facts AUSTIN Hi Balph W. Ham- monds, top man of Lloyd's of North America of Houston, said today Gov. Allan Shivers was either "knowingly or unknowingly mis- iaken of his facts." regarding a [eiephone call from Hammonds last April. 28. The call was injected into Texas' insurance furor Monday when the governor said Hammonds threaten- ed to "embarrass" his administra- tion if he didn't call off the state's fight to put the Lloyd's firm out of business. Shivers said Hammonds told him by long distance that attorney Ralph Yarborough. one of Shivers' opponents in the governor's race, and Austin attorney Herman Jones had told him to make the call. Asked by reporters today whe- ther Yarborough and Jones advised the call, Hammonds said "positive- ly no." He said he had not talked 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 pre- sence in the receivership trial of his Lloyd's firm. He talked to reporters before the trial reconvened for its fourth day. "I did call the governor." Ham- monds said. "I did ask him if he knew what was going on in his insurance department. He said that he did not." THE WEATHER OF CXIXMEKCE IFRE.tU ABIT.E.VE AND IcdMT tonifnl and Friday. HJsa temperature, both days. K. Low tontehl TO. XOKTH CENTRAL TKXAS: Tarlb cloudy, widfty scattered local thunder, starms latr or nod in FrMv. A litllr extrernl aocthwrst portion late WEST TEXAS: Taiilv ekwdy this >HW noon. toRictxt and Friday. scatlrra Iharnlrntorra, ranhaMk. Soulh Flnin' imi PMOB Valler rastwanl thU afternoon and tonljtut and in Sootlt Plains and vast ol PKOC Friday. A KUlt cooler rankandhr aid rlalnn KrW.v. SOUTH CENTRAL TUXASs Partly ctoody and'Wtnn aAenwMt. foatcM and Fri- dar. tturimliomn noiUi Wed. toi (IN tat M l.m.: Among top gas company esecu'dves here to inspect AbSlerie's gas efficiency program, they are, L. Bird, of Dallas, left, and Otto Zwaiizig of New York City, and, standing, W. M. Brajiner of Abilene, left, and C. T. Wall of Lubbock. (Staff PhfSto) insurance Cases Moved to October AUSTIN Cases in which three Beaumont men face criminal charges in connection with' opera- tions of subsidiaries of the Texas Mutual Insurance Co. were con- tinued until October on the request of their attorney today. The delay.was granted by Dis- trict Judge Jack Roberts, sitting for Judge Charles 0. Belts in 98th District Court .while Belts presided over trial of the state's civil suit seeking tc put another insurance of North America-- into receivership. The three men whose cases were put off are Leslie and Paul Lowry and D, H. O'Fiel. all of Beaumont. TEST CUSTOMER SERVICE U, S. Gas Heads Meeting Here There was a lot of "gassing" around the Woolen Hotel Thurs- day, but it wasn't hot air. It was at a meeting of 15 top gas company executives from all over the country- Most of them are members of the Gas Industry Development Program Committee of the Amer- ican Gas Association. Members of the committee are visiting each of 10 cities in the U. S. where experimental pro- P-TA RECONNOITERING City Declores War On 'Blind Corners' War corners" was of- ficially declared Thursday morn- ing. Parent-Teacher Association re- presentatives met with city offi- cials in the YMCA. They mapped a vigorous campaign against this form of traffic hazard. Safety committee of each P-TA will be responsible for locating "blind corners" in its school's at- tendance district. Mayor C. E. Gatlin asked the group Thursday morning to get all the reports in by June 25. Locations of "blind corners" will be reported by F-T.Vs in writing to the office of A. E. Wells, sup-, crintendent of schools, "for at- tention of Jim 0. Ballew." Ballew has been employed by the city for the summer. He will contact property owners to get them to remove reported obstruc- tions. Negro and while schools alike are included in the P-TA project. Reports Citizens who know of "blind corners" should notify the'city sec- retary at City Hall, Mayor Gatlin said. About 20 persons were in Thurs- day's session. City Ally. Alex Bickley lold them how a "blind corner" is de- fined in the city ordinance. He said it may be at an intersection or anywhere along a block. It is t shrub, tree, fence or other .ob- struction which cuts off the vis- ton of motorists or pedestrians from swing approaching vehicles. Bfeklev said the ordinance pro- hibits any growth or structure own (bta three feet abort street grade in parkways or at front .property lines. A structure may taper upward to a height not to exceed feet at a distance of 20 feet back from-the front pro- perty line. An obstruction at a driveway or alley intersection may be just as unlawful as one at a street corn- er. Bickley stated. Trees must be trimmed up to a height of seven feet. Only excep- tion is- "a growing tree, not of the bushy Bickley said. Vacant Included The city's power to eliminate "blind corners" extends also to vacant lots, Bickley pointed out. The city can require an owner to clean off the obstruction, or can do it and charge the cost to the owner, he said. "Intention of the ordinance is to make clear, unobstructed vision for 30 feet in all Bick- ley said. The ordinance doesn't apply to utility poles or to business-tone buildings, the attorney stated. Nothing can be done about those buildings that block traffic Mew. because the Zoning Ordinance doesn't require a front set-back in such zones, he explained. "This is joins to be an all-sum- mer Ballew said at Thurs- day's meeting, "We hope people will bear with us. It will take time to get to all complaints. I've already received com- plaints to keep me busy several! days." Mrs. Jack Sparks, president of the City Council of P-TA's, pro- skted. Presidents urn! safety chair- men ot individual F-TA'( mended. grams designed to better customer service are being conducted. Fom-th City Twred. Abilene is one of tne. 10 and. was the fourth city on the com- mittee's tour. The programs went into effect last January. Thursday the committee was holding closed meetings at the ho- tel. Friday members will tour Lone Star Gas Company's installations in the Abilene area and will be present at the kick-off of mobile radio units for. the Abilene dis- trict. The Abilene Chamber of Com- merce was to entertain the gas executives at lunch Thursday in the Wooten ballroom. C-C President George Minter Jr.. Past-President Elbert Hall, Treasurer Fleming James, and members o; the board of directors are hosts. Ranch Barbecue Thursday- evening, Chester L. May, senior vice president of Lone Star Gas Co. will be host at a barbecue on the ranch of Dr. T. Wade Hedrick at Buffalo Gap. Dave and Earsie's will furnish the barbecue. Otto Zwanzig of Jvew York City, promotion, advertising and re- search director for the AGA, will preside at the meeting. May is project director for the Abilene district program. Committee members include: C. E. Deans, vice president, of Cen- tral Electric and Gas Co., Lincoln, Neb.: J. C. Sactanan, general sales manager of Northern Indiana Pub- lic Service Co. of Hammond, Ind.; R. K. Suttle. managing director See U.S. GAS. Pg. S-A, J One-Year Extension Requested WASHINGTON Ei- senhower said today nothing could be further from the truth than iatements thai he is backing away from liis foreign trade program calling for a reduction of tariffs. Eisenhower told his news coh- erence the fact be has now asked 'or a simple one-year extension of the reciprocal trade of insisting on his original request or a three-year extension with provision for a gradual 15 per cent cut in not mean he is abandoning the program. Without Fight There have, been suggestions by democrats that the administration was giving up on the Eisenhower program without a The House Ways and' Means tanmittee. today unanimously ap- irored the one-year extension of he President's authority rade agreements with other na- ions. The House is likely to act on t tomorrow and the senate per- haps next week. On 'other matters the President lad this to say at his news con- erence: he personal- y fears more than anything in the JYee World's struggle against Com- munism is the possibility of a fail- ure to look squarely in its broad face. Eisenhower said emphatically' the United' its by mill- tsirf: lotted Must' JBe.Baiii; He said that in addition to mili- tary strength, there-must-be psychological, lectual basis for any iBterveotacn designed to help the Free World in the battle against the forces of communism. Secret information Eisenhower said the loyalty and obedience to I the provisions of the Constitution should be beyond question in the case of any man holding a com- mission as a reserve officer. He vas reminded by a newsman that be said recently it was reprehen- sible for any Army officer or civilian to give but secret informa- tion without authorization. Indochina The President said the French Union forces in. Indo- china are in possibly better de- fensive shape than before the fall of Dien Bien Phu, but undoubtedly could be much aided by military help. Added he still does not believe this country should start a war but should keep its military reserves highly mobile: Politics President said he still feels, on the broad ground of responsibility, that it is proper for him to endorse all Eepublican nominees for Congress as he did in the 1952 campaigns. He added with a grin, however, that he imagines someone could pull something out of a hat that might be embarrassing to him. To a round of laughter, Eisen- wwer added he hopes that won't USE WANT ADS FOR FAST RESULTS Why keep your wonts or nerds a secret when as littlt as 41 c a day will bring you the fcst results you desire. Approxi- mately wont ads appear in tha Abilene Reporter-News each month. That means' ap- proximately 20.000 people know the power of Want Ads are; using them regularly to gain extra profit in selling, renting, trading, etc. More than 100 chmiticationt established to be certain every Want Ad has maximum nodership. Trucker Charged With Concealing Stolen Property A felony charse of receiving concealing stolen property was filed Isle Wednesday against L. P.- Alexander, Abilene trucking con- tractor. A complaint signed by Sheriff Ed Powell alleges that Alexander received and concealed two tires and tabes, one wheel and one rim from Johnny Parker. Parker, who had previously liv- ed in Abilene but recently been in Lubbock, was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary May 22 on indictments for theft of the same property from A. R. Elam, oilfield trucking operator. Parker pfcaded guilty to four charges of theft against "him and was sentenced to ytm each of the by Jmjjt J. R. Black in 42nd District Cowt. The stolen property wat detcrib- ed in the complaint as one new Fimtooe tire, tube and rim and Flmtoot and Tht complaint agaiott Aituax 

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