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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1954, Abilene, Texas SCATTERED SHOWERS gbflene EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXIII, No. 357 AaoauttA (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 11, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Park Bond Issue to Go to Voters Park and playground bonds in cided to propose the lump sum of the amount of will be sub- mitted to voters in the July 17 bond election. City Commission voted unanim- "Pon the experts' survey. in bonds. The public will be told before the election that the plans are flexible and depend'( ously Friday morning to place that I members said they figure on the ballot. Us action carried out a request believed the park and playground bonds will be the most popular of of the Park and Public Recreation submitted on the July ballot. Board. The Park and Playground! Members of the park panel Facilities Committee of Abilene Here: Mrs- GW Caldwell, Chamber of Commerce also fa- vored the proposal. However, the commission voted that projects to be financed with the issue will be determined after a survey by some expert park planning firm. Park Panel Agrees Park and Public Recreation Committee, which met with the commission, agreed to the latter provision. president: Cal Young. Don Wad- dington, Elmo Cure, Oscar Rose, Grover Nelson and Gene Gal- braith. Scott Fikes, parks superinten- dent, also attended. Need The representatives of both the park board and the C-C commit- tee said they felt the fig- ure was the minimum needed. Addington said his committee that he T, thought such planning j would help getting more for the t sh expenditure h k d Morey MiKerman, another C-C anvv.-here near corn- committee member, also attended. ;elv Nekon declar. He favorea flexibility 01 the plans. I vance for each individual park. They felt the program would be more efficient if flexible. In its original recommendation :o the commission, the park board lad listed specific estimated amounts for each park. Members pointed out Friday that they did .his in order to arrive at some round figure for the whole pro- :ram. Other bonds on the July 17 bal- ot will be: Waterworks, S3.25 mil- lion; sanitary sewer, mil- lion; streets, million: fire sta- tions and equipment, S250.000. Several members of the park board said the capital improve- ments paid for with the bonds will make for economy in maintenance expenses. There was a lengthy discussion of whether to specify the improve- ments for each park or postpone such a decision until the experts' survey report is made. It was de- 68 'Make Up Polio Shots in our H parks are worth and I don't be- lieve we spent as much as on acquiring the land." Cure said that "for the past 10 years donations to the park pro- Final shots in the Salk vaccine series started May 5 were given to 6S children in Abilene and Merkel Friday morning. These children missed the regu- lar shots on Wednesday morning, gram have exceeded the city's ap- 1 i propriations for parks." Mayor C. E. Gatlin estimated the cost of paying off the park and playground bond issue would be "about three cups of coffee per year per person for 30 years." I Flexible Program Urged All commission members except Jack Minter were present. They were Mayor Gatlin and Commis- sioners J." Floyd Malcom. A. Crut cher Scott and W. D. Rich. All argued for making the park bond W. W. Clarkson. senior sanitar- ian at the county health unit, pointed out. Three of the 68 were from out of this test area, Clarkson said. He previously gave letters to local children so that they could receive shots .elsewhere, he added. That would bring the total of children receiving the complete-se- ries of shots to 708 out of the 781 who began the series. Sampling Slated All first, second, and third grad- ers who were blood-tested May 5 on the first day of the test have been asked to report for another sample June 23. The samples will be taken to determine the degree immuniza- tion between the second-graders receiving the shots and the others, who were not vaccinated. Dr. A. G. Arrant, field test director, said. Samples will be sent to an in- stitute of virus research in Cali- fornia for tests, he said. On May 5. blood samples were taken from 133 primary students at Crockett School. The second tests will be taken there also, he said. Tune will be 9 a.m. program flexible rather than ear- marking definite amounts in ad- THE WEATHER C.S. DETAATME.VT OF COMMERCE WEATHEK BUKEAC ABILEKE AND VICIMTY Partly Widely tver.tns thuofler- sharrers. Hija ieatptntcn fcxprrted Salur- CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy 2nd coslliiaed warm, widely scat- tered afternoon and evening thunderstorms in nonhwtst portion this aitcmcoa. lorugnt and Saturday. WEST TEXAS Partly clccdy. widely scattered aftcraoon ar.d evening thunder- storms in Panhandle. South Plains and from Pecos Valley eastward this sitenxxra, evening and Saturday, Xo important tem- perature changes. TEMPERATURES TSurs. PJL Tri. A.M. 90 ____....... TS 93 M SJ 57 S3 S3 T7 73 72 Eoromeier reading at p.ro Mtiximom tempera! period et a.m.: S3. Minimum temperature 24 period at a.m.: 71. Ouster of McCarthy As Chairman Asked HOUSE AFIRE IN FIT OF IRE TOKYO w The Watana- be Story, yesterday's chapter: Little Shizuko, aged 3, In a fit of ire. Scolded by Stephmama-san, Set her house afire. For the record Let us mention: She's in juvenile detention. Insurance Trial Settlement Hinted AUSTIN of an out of court settlement hi the week-old receivership trial of Lloyds of North America of Houston appear- ed ia the making today when the trial failed to resume on schedule. Attorneys for both sides and Judge Charles 0. Belts held a ser- ies of private conferences and de- clined comment to reporters on their nature. They evaded questions as to whe- ther settlement is being sought The jurors meanwhile waited in an adjoining room for resumption of the case that has set off more fireworks outside the courtroom than inside. Hammonds had been scheduled to undergo further questioning in his role of reluctant witness for the state. A free talker with regard to what he considers political aspects of; the case, the head of Lloyd's of North America contradicted Gov. Allan Shivers yesterday on what was said in a long distance Texans Concerned Over Lurid Comic Books, Candidate Says Sewage Plant Panel Backs Bond Issue The Abilene Chamber of Com- merce special committee on a new sewage disposal plant for the city gave full backing to the pro- posed bond issue Friday morning. The committee decided to work with other C-C committees on an intensive publicity campaign to get the issue before the public. Plans for the new plant are substantially those recommended Over the objection of defense st-1 by this committee and its pre- torney Herman Jones, Rice delved into Hammonds' insurance activi- ties prior to organization of the Lloyd's firm, and then turned to details of that company's organi- zation and financial status. Ike Appeals For Passage Of Program WASHINGTON (3i President Eisenhower pledged last night to stay "everlastingly" at the job of uprooting subversion, and appealed for political uhity-.on his legisla- tive prograrrvr-incluning his em- battled flexible farm price support decessors in the last few years. Chairman 0. P. Beebe pointed out. The committee, has worked closely with city officials, state. and federal water agencies, and I with various engineering firms which have studied the problem. Ernest Yeatts and. James E. Freeman were appointed to rep- resent the committee on the pub- licity campaign. First in Series The meeting Friday morning was the first of a series of five by committees dealing with the city bond election on July 17. -The meetings will be held as follows: Water development committee, a.m., June 15. State and national affairs com- mittee. 4 p.m., June 16. Paving committee, a.m., June 17. plan. radio a d d r e s s, the President two men April 28. Hammonds and Shivers differed over whether Ralph. Yarborough, one of Shivers' opponents in the race for governor, had advised Hammonds to make the call. proval by Congress of a program turned co the language of the atomic world and urged: "Let us have less political fission and more political fusion." And he called for speedy ap- Shivers said Hammonds told him Yarborough had suggested the call. The governor also said Hammonds had threatened to "embarrass his administration" if he didn't call off the state's suit against the Lloyd's firm. Hammonds told reporters outside the courtroom yesterday the gover- nor was "knowingly or unknowing- ly" mistaken of his facts. In Dallas, Shivers told a report- er, "there was no mistake." Hammonds underwent question- ing by Asst. Atty. Gen. Rudy Rice throughout yesterday afternoon's court session. J. J. Holmes. Democratic can- didate for governor of Texas, said today that West Texas people are highly concerned about sex and crime comic books and the juve- nile problem. He said that during his cam- paign speeches throughout the West Texas area, the main topic people wanted to talk about af- ter the speeches was comic books and juveniles. One of the main features of speeches while drinking coffee. Holmes plans to make speech- es in Lubbock, this afternoon, and Amarillo tonight. Wreckage Spotted TOKYO B! Search planes to- j day spotted the wreckage of a U. S. Navy patrol bomber missing since Wednesday. There was no sign that any of the 17 servicemen aboard survived the crash inic z 6.300-foot mountain on Yakushima Island off Japan. Holmes platform is a ban against r> sex and crime comic books in the state. "These books are leading juve- niles into crime instead of teach- ing against it." Holmes declared, "If elected governor I will seek to ban these publications from the state of Texas." Holmes has gained a neiv term for his statewide tour since his speeches in West Texas. Originally termed a "cheese and crackers" campaign, the term "coffee campaign" has now been added to the list. If the candidate sees a crowd in front of a cafe he invites them all into the cafe for coffee and plays taped recordings of his WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE GAS ON dispatch service inaugurated by Lone Star Gas Co. Page 2-A. U.S. gov- ernment's political crisis has U.S. officials worried. Page 3-A. TEACHER 30 yaart of teaching first graders In Abilene schools, teacher re- tires. Page 1-E. ORDtR OF CARTIR Prime Minister Winston Churchill Is to be installed os a member of Britain's Most Noble Order ol thi Garter. 8.B. he described as a "potent package of protection against communism." He addressed some mem- bers and friends of the citizens for Eisenhower Congressional Com- mittee When he concluded, his World War II mess sergeant, Marty Snyder. jumped to his feet and bellowed: "Who are we going to elect in the crowd roared back. The President grinned. The more immediate job of the citizens committee organized in 1952 to woo Democratic and inde- pendent votes to the Eisenhower presidential to try to increase the November elections the slim margin by which the Re- publicans now control Congress. The President's speech was his first full-scale plug for his legisla- tive program since he announced June 3 that from then on he was goiii; to use every possible oppor- tunity to call for a speedup of congressional action on it. With less than two months to the July 31 adjournment target date, most of the program is still far from law. i Eisenhower called it a program essential to a stronger and he pleaded: "Let us. therefore, not rest until these laws are passed." He was interrupted 32 times by applause with the biggest demon- strations coming when he: 1. Promised to "keep everlast- ingly at the job of uprooting sub- version wherever it may be found." He said he felt he was not being egotislical in saying. "Every American believes that of me." 2. Declared with respect to his controversial plan to shift from risid to flexible lower-level farm price supports that he is "com- pletely unmoved by arguments as to what constitutes good or winning politics." He said he has been told by many that the farm ready once voted down by the House Agriculture Committee is not good politics in an election year- Even though he has not been in politics very long, he said, "I know that what is right for Amer- ica is politically right." Public health a.m., June 16- committee, 10 will sub- mit the results of their meetings to the C-C Board of Directors this month, tentatively on June Beebe said. The C-C steering committee un- der President George Minter Jr. will meet June -IS at 9 a.m. to review plans for getting the facts before the public, he said. The group of speakers who have been asked to appear before local service dubs will meet at a.m. the same day, Beebe said. Representatives of all news me- dia in the city have also been invited to attend each of the meet- ings, he added. Anyone desiring a detailed out- line of the issues at stake in the election may obtain it by calling City Secretary Lila Fern Martin at "the City Hall, Beebe said. Members of the committee pres- ent Friday were Beebe, T. S. Armstrong, H. A. Swan. Yeatts, Sealy Smith, and Freeman. PILOTLESS BOMBER TAKES Air Force B-61 Matador pilotless bomber takes off with a blast of flame and smoke in a launching demonstration. The Matador, with performance capacities equal to the conventional jet fighter, is fired from the "world's smallest a highly mobile readable launcher no bigger than the Mata- dor itself. The turbo-jet powered craft is in service in Eurpoe. This picture was released in Washington, D. C. June 10. Front May Trigger Showers in Area A weak cool front moving into the Abilene area may bring light thundcrshowcrs to Abilene to- night, according to a forecast from the local Weather Bureau. At mid-morning, the front was located west of Abilene. The Wea- ther Bureau said that Abilene will probably receive only a trace of precipitation from the front. Saturday temperatures are ptcted to reach the high W's or low YOUNG VISITOR Judith M. Maxwell of Mansfield, Ohio, not only received a four-year college scholarship but a big laugh when she visited President Eisenhower at the White House in Washington with five other teen- age winners of AMVETS awards. The bit of fun came during a discussion of each student's study plans. Duval Probe Jury Bars Attorneys 'SAW. DIEGO, Tex. County's grand jury today contin- ued its probe into the financial af- fairs of the the dis- trict attorney and county attorney were still barred from sitting in on jury sessions. Judge H. D. Barrow of Jourdan- ton yesterday denied a suit to make the grand jury let 79th Dist. Atty. Raeburn Norris and County Attorney Reynaldo F. Luna attend its meetings. Barrow, appointed by Gov. Allan Shivers, also tossed out a suit against acting 79th Dist Judge A. S. Broadfoot and set June 25 for a hearing on one involving Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd. The suits were filed by District Clerk J. Perez, Norris and Luna. They asked a court ruling- on whether Shepperd had the right to work with the grand "jury: a court ruling on whether Broadfoot had the right to impound certain orders and names of jurors in Duval County and the court to declare that the district attorney .and the county attorney had tbe absolute right to be with the grand jury- Barrow said the grand jury had a right to call whomever it pleased for advice. The grand jury had said it didn't want the district attorney and county attorney with it because the course, of its investigation would include their offices. Shepperd said after the -judge's verdict, "This is the failure of an- SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS Gentlemen with a little fringe on top will be saluted in the Sunday Reporter-News. Some well-known Abilene baldies let themselves be photographed by Don Hutcheson and told Newsman Stuart Chilton some of the having no or little hair. That's part of the light side of the news which will be presented readers of the Sunday Reporter-News. The serious side of the news will be included, too. And all the "specialty" and feature stories which make a well-rounded newspaper. You may reserve your extra copies of the Sunday Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand for 10 cents. U. S., Britain Agree On Geneva Plan GENEVA and the i powers expect to end the Korean United States were reported to [phase of the conference by next have agreed today on general pro- cedure for winding up the dead- locked Geneva conference. U.S. Undersecretary of Slate Walter Bedell Smith and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Edtn had a long conference on this prob- lem today prior to Eden's meeting with Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov. Informed quarters said there was "a great amount of agreement" between Smith and Eden. French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, who returned this morning from planned to see both Eden and Smith in separate meet- ings. Bidault will go back to the French capital tonight for vote of confidence in the National As- sembly tomorrow. It was understood tbe WeiUra Wednesday unless there are sur- prise developments. No details were known, however, of Western plans for breaking off the Indo- china talks. Eden suggested the meeting with Molotev yesterday after declaring that the Indochina talks might as well be ended unless the confer- ence can narrow the East-West dif- ferences without further delay. There appeared to be no evi- dence that either side would make the concessions required for agree- ment. One highly important Western diplomat said: "The failure of the conference certainly Menu to be within sight." Awaiting the outcome of the the Indo- china talks were In Flanders Says Answer '52 Charges WASHINGTON -Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) today demanded that the Senate oust Sen. McCarthy as chairman of the Senate Investiga- tions subcommittee and its parent group unless McCarthy "purge himself of contempt" and answer charges made against him in 1952. Flanders said in a proposed Sen- ate speech that McCarthy had treated "with contempt" a three man subcommitteee set up in 1952 to investigate charges against Mc- Carthy by former Sen. Benton Conn> and counter-charges of Mc- Carthy: McCarthy, who has previously attributed Flanders' criticisms to said of today's speech: "I think they should get a man with a net and take him to a good quiet place." Flanders began his speech soon after 1 p.m., About 40 of the 86 senators were on the floor, but not McCarthy. Tbe public galleries were fairly well filled. Rejected Inflation The Vermont senator, who criti- cized McCarthy in two previous Senate speeches, noted that the 1952 subcommittee formally re- ported that McCarthy rejected its nvitation to testify. In the absence oE testimony by McCarthy, the subcommittee re- ported it could not finally rule on the charges raised against him. It's report said the situation left unanswered, such questions as to whether McCarthy! had used for his own benefit some the money contributed to his fight against communism and whether McCar- thy had a fee from :a lousing firm for a booklet he Flanders quoted the following from the 1952 subcommittee's for- mal report- 'Such action on the part of Sen. McCarthy tin not testifying) might appear to reflect a disdain and contempt for the rules and wishes of the entire Senate body, as well as the membership of the subcom- mittee on Privileges and Elec- tions." Treated with Cutempt Flanders then said: "It is surely clear that the jun- ior senator from Wisconsin treated the members of the subcommittee, Messrs. Hennings Hayden (D-Ariz) and Hendrickson other attempt to cover up, hide, and keep the lid on the deplorable affairs in Duval County. There will be other of them of the delaying type, attempting to pre- serve George Parr's bucket of whitewash. My only.interest is to develop the truth." Parr is the long dominant polit- ical kingpin of the county and area. He has charged the investi- gations of Duval County finances by federal, state and local bodies as Yesterday the grand jury ques- tioned T. W. Picer, a Brecken- ;e, Tex., oil man; Ensevio Car- rillo of Benavides and Amador Caballero, mayor of Benavides. Saboteur Ruins Navy Equipment PASADENA, Calif. thou- sand capacitors or condensers, manufactured for Navy radar equipment, were ruined by a sabo- teur yesterday with an ordinary salt shaker. Hopkins Engineering Co. plant officials said they believe a dis- gruntled employe did the damage. Salt was sprinkled on two car- tons ol capacitors at the plant. A salt shaker was found nearby. The condensers are so sensitive that salt alters the electric capac- ity of the paper that separates layers aluminum foil in them. Signs warn against bringing salt into, the building. 5 Killed, 32 Hurt In St. Louis Blast ST. LOUIS mysterious ex- plosion demolished a drug com- pany plant yesterday in south St. Louis, killing five employes and injuring 32 other persons. The blast sent debris sailing 300 leet into the air. Pieces of brick and metal rained down over a wide area. Fire swept the plant immed- iately after the explosion, which batib' damageo adjoining buildings and shattered windows blocks awaj. with contempt. The Senate, on April 10, 1952, by a 60 to 0 vote, confirmed the integrity of the members of the subcommittee and its jurisdiction to investigate tbe matters involved. Therefore, the original contempt of the junior sen- ator from Wisconsin extended to the whole Senate." Flanders presented the Senate with a formal motion and asked that it lie on the table until" suf- ficient time has been given for the senator to purge himself con- tempt by answering specifically and in detail the charges in the numerous questions" raised by the Hennings subcommittee. Motieo Girea The motion read: "It is moved that Sen. McCarthy be separated from the chairman- ship of the Senate Committee oo Government Operations and fur- thermore be prohibited from being chairman or vice chairman of any subcommittee thereof." Flanders read the senate these questions raised by the 1952 re- port: "Whether, under the circum- stances, it was proper for Sen. Mc- Carthy to receive from the Lustron Corp." "Whether funds supplied to Sen. McCarthy to fight cfniiinunism or for other specific purposes diverted to his own use. "Whether Sen. McCarthy used close associates and members of his family to secrete receipts, in- come, commodity and stock specu- lation and other financial transac- tions for ulterior motives. "Whether Sen. McCarthy1! activ- ities on behalf of certain special interest groups, such as housing, sugar and china were motivated by self-interest. "Whether loan or other transac- tions Sen. McCarthy had with the Appleton (Wis) State bank or others involved violations of UK tax and banking laws. "Whether Sen. McCarthy violated federal and state corrupt practice in cvwoecUon with hit 1M4-W Maatorial a in COHNC- trail with ha dealiifi wttk Ray Kiermas" KbaWHra-
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