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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARM EVENING' FINAL X "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR .WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXIII, No. 358 Aaoriated fnm (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE PAGES PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY lOe Yorborough Men Prepare Assaults Against Shivers KIDNAPED MOTHER BACK AT HOME Mrs. Evelyn Ann Smith, 23, smiles happily during reunion at Phoenix, Ariz., with her husband, Phoenix industrialist Herbert Smith, after being kidnaped for ransom. Smith said he paid the money after notes directed him to her in the desert. Dr. Angus de Pinto (standing) family physician, Vatches Mrs. Smith. (AP Wirephoto) Father of 2 Held in Probe Of Kidnaping PHOEMX. Ariz. A 41-year- old father of two children was jailed for investigation of kidnap- ing today after Mrs.- Erelyli Ann 'Smith '-identified aBductor. Daniel him as her welder, refused to admit his guilt. He grinned broadly when Mrs. Smith. 23, wife of a Phoenix industrialist, picked him from a police lineup of five men. "That's said Mrs. Smith. "There's no question about it." William M a h o n e y. Maricopa County attorney, closeted himself with Marsin several hours and la- ter announced: "He gave marginal details of the kidnaping but would neither admit nor deny the act without full advice of a competent attor- ney. But, this much I know he's the guy." Marsin, who has lived in Phoenix with his wife and children since 1951, refused to make .any state- ment to police. He would not dis- cuss whether he was the man who kidnaped the young mother at gun- point Wednesday afternoon and held her 24 hours until ?73.000 was paid. N'o Clues to Money then tore off his shirt and under- shirt when he became delirious. Police said he made "several statements last night which con- flicted with his original story." Last night he was placed in a police: lineup with four, men who looked somewhat alike, and Mrs. Smith promptly pointed to him. "I'm innocent right said Marsin. "1 think you understand that niy life's in jeopardy." Wanted Attorney He demanded to see an attorney but refused to select one, asking if he wasn't entitled to one paid by the state. Detective Lt. Vic Soule said that a typewriter owned by Ransom would be checked against that used in the ransom note to Smith. Officers also were checking with a young service station attendant with whom a man left Smith's golf bag with the ransom note. The description given earlier by the attendant. Robert J. Plucinski, By CLAYTON HICKERSON Associated Press Staff Supporters of Ralph Yarborough for the Democratic nomination for governor prepared further assaults on Gov. Allan Shivers and his po- litical record Saturday after call- ing Shivers a "traitor" to the party Friday night. The governor, meanwhile, an- nounced formal opening at uifkin June 21 of his campaign for Demo- cratic renomination. He said his bid for an unprecedented third elective term as governor would be kicked off with a 30-minute statewide radio broadcast. At Huntsville, Navarre County Judge Jim Sewell of Corsicana told a fund-raising dinner that "we ought to use a broad-axe on Shiv- ers." In Athens, near where Yarbor- ough was born, Bonner Frizzell told a similar gathering from 11 East Texas counties that Shivers had been "nursed from political infancy by the people of the Demo- cratic Party only to betray them in 1952." Parr Totes Mentioned Frizzell, Palestine, Tex., school superintendent, told the group at the Athens Country Club, "It is amusing to know that the Duke of Duval has cast his votes several times for the present governor." "Only when he decided to change his votes." Frizzell charged, "did George Parr's troubles begin." In his Huntsville speech, Sewell referred to a telegram exchange between himself and Shivers in which he called the governor "a traitor to the party." Shivers re- plied that Sewell was acting as a hatchet man for Yarborough. The Navarro County judge said, "There's something rotten in Aus- tin" in reference to the Lloyd's of North America insurance case in which a district court Friday or- dered permanent receivership for the firm. Officers of the insurance firm have said that the troubles began only after they parted association with John VanCronkhite, former Shivers campaign manager and one-time aide-in the governor'a-of- fice. Parr Often Frizzell referred time and again to George Parr, so-called "Duke of Duval" and the investigations being conducted there. "The citizens of the schoolman said, "asked that Tex- as Rangers be sent to their city I to close down the gambling, pub- lic drinking on Sunday and other general vices that have harassed the city for years only to be told that the Rangers were busy inves- tigating the Duke of Duval." Frizzell continued: "After check- ing past records. I find that the probable reason for this is the fact that the present governor was a beneficiary of the Galveston vole as it stood and no changes were was not far from that given by necessary to forward the political aspirations of Mr. Shivers whereas Mrs. Smith. Both came close, but did not match, the police description of Marsin. Marsin is five feet inches Parr had decided, and made pub- lic, his intentions of getting off the Shivers bandwagon." Bob Perkins, Athens newspaper- Police admitted they had no i tall, weighs 123 pounds but looks I man who heads an East Texas clues to what happened to the ransom money which the victim's husband, Herbert, said he left as directed at the Superstition Jloun- heavier, has green eyes and brown hair. Mrs. Smith said her kidnaper was 35 to 45 years old. five feet tains. 45 miles east of Phoenix. four inches, 140 pounds, with green When JIarsin was arrested five CVes and brown hair, miles from the payoff point late "when a reporter asked her how Thursday night, he had only 171 identified the suspect, she cents in his pockets. j replied, "the arms, the voice, and He was naked to the waist when L'-e eyes, and the way the ears he stumbled into a ranch house I were when the handkerchief was pleading for a drink of water. Sheriffs deputies who were ques- tioning the home owners booked him as a possible suspect. The deputies said Marsin told them at that time he had been prospecting and ran out of water. tied around." The kidnaper masked the lower half of his face with a handker- chief all the time he was with Mrs. Smith. Marsin and the other men in the police similarly masked. lineup were Housing Investigation Lists 200 for 'Windfall' Profits By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Chair- man Mundt (R-SD> called today for an end to a "feud" between two Senate Investigations subcom- mittee aides which exploded in hot words yesterday and threatened to carry into next week's McCar- thy-Army hearings. By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON Wi-The Eisen- hower administration's investiga- tion of reported government hous- ing scandals has come up with its first list of alleged "windfall" profiteers. More may follow. Housing Chief Albert M. Cole announced iate yesterday that a iwo-month inquiry has discovered 200 apartments promoters who he said pocketed nearly 40 million dol- lars in profits from inflated gov- ernment-backcd loans on 70 proj- ccti in 18 slates and the District of Columbia. 'Villiam F. lIcKeniia, Cole's deputy in cliarge of the investiga- tion, it already hns been shown "beyond question that cer- tain promoters were aided and guided by former top Federal Homing Administration (FHA) of- ficials In the .windfall practices." sent the list ot 200 corpora; tiou to the Justice Department for "tach civil or criminal proceed- loft" at may indicated. In making the list public. Cole said it covers only a tiny percent- age of the several thousands of cases under study. He promised that McKenna's staff will forward to the Justice Department any more windfall cases unearthed in a continuing probe of irregularities under a post World War H apart- ment building program. Three Texas housing projects were named in the list of alleged "windfall" profiteers announced by Cole. The corporations were: Billy Mitchell Village, Inc., San Antonio Mortgage Loan, reported project cost, windfall Midway Gardens, Pxsadena. mortgage loan reported project cost windfall 600. Bayou Park Apartments, Hous- ton, mortgage loan esti- mated project cost wind- fall committee working for Yarbor- ough's election, said prominent Democrats at the dinner there in- cluded former state Senator George Nokes, Corsicana, who act- ed as master of ceremonies; for- mer state Atty. Gen. Grover Sel- lers, Sulphur Springs dairy farm- er; R, T. Craig, Athens banker and one-time member of the State Democratic Executive Committee who resigned two years ago to sup- port Yarborough's first bid for gov- ernor; and Will Justice, Henderson County Democratic leader. More Events Planned Perkins said more dinners, ral- lies and fund-raising events were being planned for Yarborough in the 7th Senatorial District. Shivers said the formal cam- paign opener will launch a series of trips throughout the state to tell the people of his administra- tion and outline future actions he thinks will make a greater Texas. Quarantine Eyed For Guatemala Pact to Prevent Shipment of Guns BLOW HERE AND THERE; NOBODY SHOUTED FOUL ALBUQUERQUE ten minutes last night, the McCarthy-Army hearings had several participants coining to least that's the way it sounded in Albuquerque. A hitch in patching wires caused the hearings, broad- cast over KGGM, to be superimposed over the Joey Giardello-Bobby Jones fight, broadcast over KOAT. The double program went out over both stations. Listeners said Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) was in the midst of heated testimony when an excited sports announcer began coming in with such things as its a blow to the stomach and a right to the jaw." French Assembly Defeats Laniel PARIS French National Assembly handed Premier Joseph Laniel an adverse on a question of confidence today and he submitted his resignation. President Rene Coty did not ac- cept the resignation immediately, however, saying he would give his reply Monday. This leaves France with a half- in and half-out government over the weekend. It also leaves the Geneva conference in suspense. If the resignations are accepted a long crisis may follow and the Ge- neva conference may have to dis- band for lack of a French repre- sentative with power to act- Under the French constitution, a government must resign only if it, is defeated by an absolute ma- jority of all members of the As- absolute, majority, is In practice, governments have resigned if put in a minority on a vote of confidence, even if the opponents do not rally the abso- lute majority. An aide, close to Laniel this morning said the Pre- mier would follow this procedure. Pressures were being put on him to remain, however. President Hene Coty was reported to be urging Laniel not to quit unless forced to. Immediately after announcement of the vote, the Assembly receded until i pjn. (10 a.m. before the re-opening, Laniel will see President Coty. He probably also will meet informally with mem- bers of his Cabinet. His decision on whether to stay or resign will be decided in this series of meet- ings. 'The vote came shortly after Lan- iel pleaded for the lawmakers to keep him in unless an effective new government could be formed immediately. The lawmaker be- gan casting then- ballots only about two hours after the opening of the debate, a surprisingly short time. In his brief address at the start said. the debate, Laniel said his gov- ernment should be kept in office unless "a new team can be formed immediately with a large and faith- ful majority." His words apparently fell on deaf ears. He got only scattered ap- plause at the finish and none from the critical points of the Assembly where he needs help most. Laniel said that he did not be- lieve the Assembly was ready to accept an "Asiatic by agreeing to give up its fight on honorable terms in Indochina and he did not believe that a majority of the Assembly was willing to vote down the Alantic alliance. He implied that a defeat for his government might lead to one or both of these consequences. Laniel said that those who had accused the government of not seriously seeking peace in Indo- china at the Geneva conference might be destroying all chances for such; a peace by throwing him but of office. Blood-Spattered Man Snared After Karnes Woman Rilled 4. t By NORMAN CAKIGNAN WASHINGTON <i) of- ficials said today the United States is tentatively scheduled to call on Monday for a special conference of hemisphere foreign ministers to take united action to quarantine Red-tinged Guatemala. In preliminary consultations, the American republics have already agreed unanimously on the advis- ability of holding the probably around the end of this month, at Montevideo, Uruguay. They have also come to terms substantially on the main resolu- tions to be discussed at the meet- ing. The resolutions are aimed at preventing the Soviets from ship- ping more arms to Guatemala and stopping Guatemala from stirring up trouble in other Central Ameri- can countries with red weapons. Amu Shipment A large shipment of arms much bigger than Guatemala was said to need for her own recently arrived unmolested at the Central American Bed stronghold 03 a vessel which came from the Russian-controlled port of Stettin, Poland. The U.S. move to take up the Guatemalan question at Montevi- deo will be made through the Council of the Organization of American States, the central or- ganization of the 21 hemisphere na- which meets at the Pan House committee on Communist aggression, who recently returned from a trip to Guatemala. Hillings said on a radio broad- cast prepared for a program spon- sored by Rep. Ostertag (R-NY) that "the Communists have stepped up their attempt to win absolute control of Guatemala." He called for an immediate eco- nomic blockade by the ;United States and Latin American coun- tries "as the first step" to counter the Red threat there. Communists "have intensified their drive against anti-Commu- nists" within Guatemala, the con- gressman added, because "they want to have fun control of the country before the Latin American countries meet as'they probably will soon to decide what action to take against them." American here BRISTOL, Tenn.-Va. A blood-spattered ex-convict was snared in a roadblock last night and charged in the kidnap-slaying of an elderly Texas woman on her way to an European vacation. William" Charles 22, re- leased just a week ago from the Texas State Prison at Huntsville, was accused of abducting Mr. and Mrs. Axel G. Holm of Karnes City, Tex., from a roadside picnic table, killing Mrs. Holm and wounding her husband as he grap- pled for the revolver yesterday af- ternoon. Stubbs, who Sheriff Ham Kurd ot Sullivan County said was re- leased June 4 from the Texas pris- on after serving-a burglary sen- tence, was charged with murder in the death of Mrs. Holm, 63, and felonious assault in the wounding of Holm, 62. Holm, who underwent surgery for a bullet wound in his cheek, said he and his wife were en route to Providence. R. I., where they were to take a plane for Stock- holm, Sweden. They had stopped at the side of U.S. Bighway 11-W about 50 miles west of here, he "Be told this sfaf to police: A gunman, whom he identified last night as Stubbs, appeared sud- deulyi and ordered: "I've got to have a go." TheBolms went to their car and the gunman ordered Mrs. Holm into the back seat, Holm into the front. The highwayman then took the wheel, steering with one hand and holding the revolver with the other, and started toward Bristol. "We passed through several Holm said, "but I had no chance to signal for help because the man kept warning me not to." Shortly after they passed through Blountville, some 15 miles from here, the gunman started shooting. Mrs. Holm, shot through the left jaw, was dead when an ambulance arrived. Holm was wounded in the cheek in struggling for the revolver "in the moving car, and in the melee the gunman escaped. An immediate manhunt, with bloodhounds and an airplane, was launched. About seven hours after the shooting, Stubbs was stopped at a roadblock where U.S. High- ways 11-W and 58 intersect here. Informed officials said the U.S.- ptoposed resolutions, whichvhave been-threshed out in inter-Aiperi- ean consultations the two weeks, would do two mam things: 1. Announce that henceforth any ships carrying Communist arms for Guatemala wfll be intercepted and the cargo seized. i- Set up a five-nation watchdog commission to enforce the ship- interception resolution and to keep an eye on Communist activities in Guatemala. The United States would be a member of the com- mission. Advance indication of congres- sional support for the U.S. move came today from Rep. Idlings on a Com-i week." of the Army Stevens and Army Counselor John G. Adams that they brought improper pressure to bear to get favored Army treat- ment for Schine. a former sub- committee consultant. munist issue. Cohn denied this and said- Ken- nedy, brother of Sen. Kennedy (D- Mass) and adviser to subcommit- tee Democrats, admitted "hatred" toward him and other members of McCarthy's staff. Mundt, who said the incident es- caped his notice when he recessed the hearings for the weekend yes- terday, said in an interview "Iherc is a feud which has been going on for a long time between Kennedy and Cohn." "I don't know why and I don't care Mundt said, "It is something (hot has no place in the hearings and it isn't going to have a place in the hearings. They aro just popping off and they can stop it." Ask QMiUiwi? But Cohn already kad demanded right to ask a strttr e( tfcm Monday which kt nld dtrttop trot hicti" about Schine Stevens and Adams have denied the McCarthy camp's accusations that they sought to use Schine as a "hostage" to sidetrack a Mc- Carthy investigation of alleged Communists in the Army. In testimony yesterday, McCar- thy ticked off as "false" (11 the general charges that he and his aides had tried to get preferential However McCarthy seemed to i treatment for Schine, (2) that he, agree with Mundt's view when I Cohn and Carr had asked Stevens Saying he extraneous issues questioned at Milwaukee, where the Wisconsin senator flew late yesterday to start a round of week- end spcechmaking. too many hart been brought up at the televised in- quiry, McCarthy told reporters: "I do not intend to go into any senator's background at these hearings. I think that we ought to finish the pertinent testimony and get back to regular commit- tee business as soon as possible." Jackson for his part declared: "In spite of Mr. Cohn's statement I will continue toVdo everything in my power to get all the facts in order to reach a fair and honest decision as to the ot this controveriy." McCarthy, who was on the stand whw the rectsi and'Cohn hart dNfed charfM bjr Secretary and Adams to assign Schine to look into West Point textbooks, that McCarthy asked Stevens to assign Sehine to New York (4) and that'McCarthy said Cohn "would continue to harass the Army" if the New York assignment weren't forthcoming. The Wisconsin senator ako Tan- laughed.off a move by Sen. Flan dors :tR-VO in filing with the Sen- ate a motion to remove McCarthy as chairman of the Government Operations Committee and of two subcommittees, including the in- vestigations group temporarily headed by Mundt during the hear- ings, until he answers unvfer oath charges made against him two years ago by former Sen. Bcnton Flanders walked dramatically in- to hearings and down before McCarthy a Union headquarters ing that he was going to make a speech about the- Wisconsin sen- ator. Shown a copy of the speech, Mc- Carthy declared: "I think they should get a man with a net and take him (Flanders) to a good quiet place." Flanders smilingly said when he heard of this: "Oh, he must think I am a butterfly who ought to be carried to a quiet place." The Cohn-Kennedy verbal clash grew out of questions by Jackson about a psychological warfare plan Schine once submitted to the State Department This was linked with Democratic inquiries to the merri- ment of some spectators, about the alleged loneliness of Schine's girl friends. Jackson inquired, among other things, about Schine's suggestion that anti-Communist information i be spread around the world byi cartoons and pinups and that Elks' lodges and the Knights ot Colum- bus be appealed to for help. Where wsre the Elks lodges in Pakistan and Africa? Jackson asked. Cshn Mt glowering at Jackson and the red-haired who sat behind the Washington senator, as thii went on. The climax came when Jackson shifted to another topic to assert t t Schine failed to tell the subcommittee that the Massachu- setts Institute of Technology and Uu Radio Corp. of America had 7 Die in Fire at Chicago CHICAGO (B-Seven persons perished last" night in a fire which, raced through a four-story brick apartment building which a city official called a "fire trap." Police today were investigating the possibility of arson. Albert K. Peterson, first deputy fire marshal, said the fire looked "suspicious" because the entire building was in flames when firemen arrived. 'it doesn't look too he said. "It spread too fast" Nine persons were injured, one seriously, as the through the old brick building, situated at 1702 Erie St. on the city's near northwest side. The father and his two 'ehadren killed were Leo Weeks, 25. Linda, 2, and Leo months. Weeks w'ife, Mildred, 20. was in serious condition with head injuries. Others, killed were Mrs. Elander Borden, 23. and her daughter. June. 3, and Miss Elicia Partin, 38, and her brother, Willy. 25: THE WEATHER tr-s. or COMHCBCJE AIULESE AXD VJCtSirV Ftir rctttnrt nna. Wudnu tojir art to- momnr 9Hi. Mfciwffl MUM 70. XORTH CErrKAL TEXAS cloudr conttaad warn late afhram, -icat rat smoay. Kaltcnd o auMntorax la extreme Mctinrat ta tbt of WEST TEXAS will atafe tak aflar- SoeUi Flaias EAST AND Partly ctoedy Ian ckawei-UUa <J. Moderit. aSd TfHeBr Kattend adtntorms raakaadta, to Duval County Jury Issues 2d Indictments BT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The new Duval County grand jury had returned its second set indictments Saturday white in Houston a new federal court action WM aimed at .the jury it displaced. jury FrSfcf TS Durtl County School Snperietendent R. L. Adame on eight 'counts ot theft over from various common school districts. D. C. forma- tar assessor-collector of the Independent School District, was indicted on one count of conversion at public money belonging to the district. Chapa's bond was set at Bond of was set on each count returned against Adame. The Houston court action was a motion for dismissal of an injunc- tion petition brought by members of a discharged Duval County grand jury filed for acting Dist. Judge A. S. Broadfoot and 16 mem- bers bt Duval County's Freedom Party. Parr The Freedom Party was organ- for the expressed, purpose of opposing the political regime and policies of George B. Parr, million- aire banker, oilman and political leader. Attorney Frank J. Knapp, who filed the petition, said the issue ha: become moot because Broad- foot already has empaneled a new grand jury from among the 16 Freedom Party members. The motion alleges the old grand jurors did not come into court with "clean hands." The dismissal petition said the complainants "are saying, in ef- fect, that while it was permissible and proper for them apd.their po- litical party to have a stacked grand juryf it is not permissible for the opposing Freedom Party to furnish all or most the mem- bers of the present grand jury panel." Parties ei The petition added that "the real parties of interest" are those :who might expect to be indicted by the grand jury com- prised of defendants-" The injunctjoa plea, set for June 21 bearing before Federal Dist. Judge T. M. Kennerly, was filed by members of jury panel selected by commissioners ap- pointed by ousted Dist. Judge C. Woodrow Ltughlin. The May 31 petition identified the discharged grand jurors as mem- bers of the Old Party, frequenUy identified as the George Pan- Party. Broadfoot dismissed the Old Party veniremen shortly after he was appointed by the State Su- preme Court to replace Laugttui, removed in a historic high court action for "incompetenos and par- tidily." The present grand jury lust week indicted Parr on an assault to mur- der charge involving an event in which Cristobal Ybanet, Saa Die- go, was whipped with a rifle bar- rei, and indicted C. T. Staostll, former Duval County 17 ccoats of forfery. Parr hat DM to have kii Wict- mmk claiming jeopardy in that ta iMy kad paid a fine after ptadhv witty U amtt kv COMMC- tin with Tbwn'