Abilene Reporter News, June 17, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 17, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, HOT Abilene EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXIII, NO. 363 Aaociattd Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC 2 More C-C Panels Back Bond Issue Paving and state and national affairs committees of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce have given their endorsement to the proposed city bond issue. The paving committee met Thursday in the fourth of a series of meetings by C-C groups in- terested in various phases of the issue. All committees to date have endorsed the bonds. Wednesday the state and nation- si affairs committee and the bond steerins committee met. "Panel Meets Friday Public health committee will meet Friday at 10 a.m. in the C-C offices to discuss the issue. Chair- man J. E. Storey said. Lee Kincaid is .chairman of pav. ing, and Lilt Perry of state and national affairs. Truett Latimer, A. Stephen- son, and George Overshiner were appointed to a publicity commit- tee from state and national affairs to work with those of other groups in publicizing the issue. Perry said. No formal publicity representa- tives were appointed from the paving committee. Kincaid said. Cooperation of newspaper, radio and television v.-as requested in publicizing the issue. Gas Decision Study Perry's committee also set in motion a public information pro- gram on the major issues that will come before the Texas Legislature and U. S. Congress. They will also study the nation- al gas price-fixing decision of the U. S. Supreme Court. Bond issues being studied by the C-C committees Waterworks. sanitary- sewer. Sl.750.000; streets, SI mil- lion: fire stations. S250.000; parks and playgrounds, smooo. Election on the bonds will be held July 17. All of the waterworks and sew- er bonds s totalling 55 million 1 will be revenue issues. These will be paid off with .water and sewer rev- enue. Other bonds will be paid from taxes. Doctors Bid To Seminar Doctors within a 130-mile radius of Abilene have been invited to attend a post-graduate training seminar here June 24. Sponsored by the Southwest Medical School of the University of Texas at Dallas, the seminar will be given primarily for members of the Texas Academy of General Practice. However, all general practition- ers and specialists who are mem- bers of the American Medical As- sociation are invited to attend. Dr. Arthur G. Arrant, arrangements chairman, said. The seminar will offer six post-graduate credit for members of the Academy. Regis- tration will begin at a. m. in the Woolen Hotel. The pro- gram will dose at 4 p. m. Registration fee will be The Southwestern Medical School holds several seminars like this around thC'state. Dr. Ar- rant said. Lecturers from the school who will be here include: Dr. Julius Mclvcr. clinical as- sociate professor in obstetrics and gvnecology; Dr. Arvel E. Haley, clinical assistant in medicine: Dr. Dean C. Kipp, clinical instructor in surgery. ONE HE "COULDN'T Eisenhower takes a close look at a ham and some chickens being cooked in rotisserie at national grocers' convention in Washington. The man in charge offered the President a was not clear whether he meant the food or the appliance. In any event, the President replied, "I'm afraid that is one gift I couldn't refuse." Press Secretary James Hagerty is in the background The President was a speaker at the grocers' meeting. S. to Take Over Old P. O. Building U. S. Government, the owner, is taking over occupancy of the en- tire old post office building on North Third St. in July. That was revealed Thursday morning by Maj.- Julien LeBlanc, commanding officer of the Abi- lene Army and Air Force Recruit- ing and Induction "Main Station. WTCCTs Move The change, means. West .Texas Chamber of Commerce' 'loses its present headquarters in the old post office building. expects to have new quar- ters arranged for in the next few days, General Manager Fred Hus- bands said Thursday. City officials have understood vaguely for many months that the government might occupy the structure. The government still owns it and has been leasing it to the City of Abilene, vhich in turn sub-leased quarters to Army and Air Force will oper- ate-separately beginning July 1 as to recruiting and induction op- erations. LeBlanc said. The Army's recruiting and in- duction station will move from the city-owned building at North First and Cedar Sts. into the old post office. It will occupy all of the second and third floors and part of the first floor of the old post office. Armed Forces Examining Sta- tion will also move from the First- and-Cedsr building to the old post office. Air Force recruiting detachment will move from the city building at North First and Cedar Sts. to some new location. Its new quar- ters probabiy will be in the new post office building, LeBlanc said. Museum Must Vacate Everything now in the old post office will have to vacate. LeBlanc reported. That includes WTCC. "YES SIR, THAT'S MY B.cn F, Meer of, mil, Tex., is greeted by his wife, Frances, and gets first look at his 11-month-old daughter, Sally, on his arriv- al at San Francisco aboard the transport Gen. William Weigel. Mccf was among approximately officers and enlisted men of the 40th Infantry Division returning to the United States from Korean war duty. the Abilene Museum of-Fine Arts and the bank examiners' offices. Part of the first floor of the old post office will house'the Bureau of Internal Revenue, consolidating its divisions now located in the new post office and the Windsor Annex. LeBlanc reported. Post Office Department probably will use part of the old post office first floor, ..he added. t Capt. Don' L. Stewart'.has ifcr- rived here from Camp Polk, Lees- ville. La., to serve; as- command- ing officer of the separate Army recruiting and induction station. He lakes over those duties July Maj. LeBlanc, who has headet the combined station, will continue as commanding officer of the Air Force recruiting detachment. Both divisions will still serve the same 52-county area they now cov er. Armed Forces Examining Sta tion is to continue examining pros pective new members of all mili tary forces." Capt. Stewart -will also head that project. Stewart has a wife and three children. The family is residing at 625 Palm St. 'THEY'LL SUFFER, BLEEP' McCarthy Says Democrats Promoted Lengthy Hearings WASHINGTON' US-Sen. McCar-] thy asserted today the lengthy hearings on the Army-McCarthy row were promoted by the Demo- crats and that the Democrats "will suffer and bleed because of it." It was one of numerous thrusts with a political tinge which came into the 36th. and possibly final day, of the McCarthy-Army hear- ings. Sen. Symington accused Sen. Mundt presiding at the hearing, of making "unjust" and partisan remarks that would end the explosive inquiry on a 'sad" note. Symington flung his accusation after Mundt with caustic humor had raised the question of what role Clark M. Clifford, once legal advisor to former President Tru- man, may have played at Syming- ton's suggestion in setting off the Army's charges against the Mc- Carthy camp. Mur.dt said it should be recalled that Clifford and Symington "are fellow Democrats, fellow Missouri- ans" and that at Symington's ad- vice Clifford gave advice to Re- publican Secretary of the Army Stevens that might normally be expected to be "in a different vein" than a Republican lawyer might have given. In reply to Symington. Mundt said he was attributing no im- propriety to Stevens' conferring with Clifford. Stevens had a per- fect right to do this, Mundt said, adding: "I have no quarrel with the in- triguing way in which politics is played." McCarthy was in the witness chair and: from time to time, got questions bearing on the main is- WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE OIL MEN top officials will be here Fri- day for opening of new district office building. Pago J-B. SCIENTISTS DISAGREE H- Bornb's "chief inventor" trust .Oppenheimor. Page 10-A. WOR.ID TODAY McCarthy still looking for Army cboroe 7-A. AWAL fUNNID Phillips to ruling FfC con rtgu- prices of natural gas. sold to line comp- anies. 14-A. sue of the hearings: The truth or falsity of the Army charges the senator and his aides exerted im- proper pressures for Pvt. G. Dav- id Schine sad of the McCarthy camp's counter charges the Army tried to use Schine as a "hos- tage" to stop the McCarthy sub- committee's investigation of Com- munists in the Army. McCarthy charged the Demo- crats with responsibility for the hearings during a heated exchange with Sen. McCIellan (D-Ark) which McCarthy accused McClell- an and Symington of insincerity in their "protestations of piety" at the hearings. McClellan said he felt some of the proceedings have "disgusted the public." The American people have a right to expect the Senate to con- duct its proceedings "with dignity and McClellan said. McClellan particularly com- plained of "attempts to ridicule and to smear." McClellan said that unless Clif- ford, G. David Schine and Maj. Gen. Kirke B. Lawton are called as witnesses, all the facts can never be developed. Shepperd Blasts Insurance Board DR. OPPENHEIMER Probe Stalled By AEG Review WASHINGTON sources said today one reason the administration decided to conduct a security review of atomic scien- tist J. Robert Oppenheimer was to head off a possible congressional probe. Dr. Eabi, chairman of the AEC's General Advisory post Oppenheimer held in the post- war it plain he does not think the Russians have per- fected an H-bomb. AEC Chairman Lewis' L. Strauss William L. Borden wrote the FBI nas say the Russians have explod- Nov. after resigning as ex- ecutive director of the Senate- House Atomic Energy Committee, that his study convinced him Op- penheimer "more probably than not is an agent of the Soviet Union." The letter was made pub- lic Tuesday night in the transcript of the Oppenheimer hearings be- fore a special three-man review board. Many scientists who testi- fied called Oppenheimer, a princi- pal developer of the atomic bomb, both loyal and an excellent security risk. Informed congressional sources who declined to be quoted by name said copies of Borden's letter came into possession of investigating committees headed by Senators McCarthy (R-Wis) and Jenner (R- McCarthy has spoken of look- ing into Oppenheimer's past record and, before the security review was announced, mentioned an 18-month "delay" in development of the hy- drogen bomb. The informants said some con- gressmen feared any Capitol Hill probe might throw the case into public "partisan politics" and that they led a backstage move to place it before a special board. The Atomic Energy Commission set up a three-man panel headed by Gordon Gray, president of. the University of North Carolina, which held extensive hearings. It voted 2-1 not to lift Oppenheimer's pres- ent denial of access to secret ma- terial, while holding unanimously that he is loyal and discreet.. The board's findings are subject to a final review by the five-man AEC, which has promised to rule sometime this month. The apparently unprecedented publication of the full security pan- el hearings, meanwhile, showed that atomic scientist L I. Rabi of Columbia University voiced fear that controversy over the Oppen- heimer case may result in free tips to the Russians on how to perfect the H-bomb. ed "a weapon or device" involving 'usion, the hydrogen bomb process. His use of the word "device" sug- gested it might be only a labora- tory-type model. Rabi testified in the Oppenheim- er hearings he was "pretty certain" be 'Russians would perfect the H- bomb "in time." and he added: "What I am afraid of is this controversy over this case may hasten the day because of the sort of attrition of the security o! tech- nical sorts of stuff appearing in the newspapers and magazines and so on that sort oi skirts around'it (the "You know you have a filter tern for information. You put bits and pieces together. They (the already know some- thing When Borden, now with Westing house Electric Corp., sent his let ter about Oppenheimer to the FBI members of the congressional ato- mic committee were informed of it Those who could be reached de- clined comment today. "It his own think said Rep. Price Meanwhile, Rep. Hinshaw (R Calif) said the committee was in formed officially that AEC Com missipner Eugene H. Zuckert hac lost a semisecret 100-page sum mary of the Oppenheimer testi- mony and that this was one reason for releasing the full transcript. Hinshaw said Zuckert took the summary with him Friday to Stam- ford, Conn., then noticed it was missing when he left the train. He said the summary was located Sun- day in the iost-and-found ment of an unspecified railroad station. The congressman said the AEC then voted 4-1 to release the tran- script, on grounds that its secrecy might already be compromised and after learning that Oppenheimer's attorneys intended releasing part of it. COOL FRONT STALLS 'THE WEATHER DCTAKTMKXT OF COMMEXCE ABILENE AND (sir and Thursday' and FVWaj. Hijch pcntnn ftoth days near 1W tow Thursday aigtit 73. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly ctoudy. scatttrtd ihundfrstotms late ttifc afternoon and fconUM and in cart soQtb portions YVMar. Cooler A extreme norihu-wt portion WEST TEXAS: Partly ctauar. wMely scaticrrf Uiunclerrtflrms la past portion of ranhandte and South and Valley caftward this Atlentcon and in cx- ttrnw east portion cf arcaf rsrlj" ft Fanhandlf late this aft- rrnwtK or tonllM. Friday, partis' cloady And wane, iUST ANO SOITTH CENTRAL TKXAS: Partly-doady and-warm. Ihundfrriwwtw Friday ivrtion late thte nftcrwxin end to- nlpht> Moderate to locallj' southerly Thum. A. M, M W 79 77 hut nUM SunriM imay a.m. Suiwct ?m- Maximum (W M hours at C.'M a.m. Minimum temperature (cur hwn Inn at am. N. Baronwltr ncdlnf at UsW r-nu ft'uoklttjr at Heat to Crowd 100 Here Today, Friday Sweltering heat of near 100 de- grees is forecast for Abilene Thurs- day and Friday and an observer at the U. S. Weather Bureau said hot weather may continue for sev- eral more days. Wednesday was the hottest day here thus far this summer, with a 90-degree reading recorded at Municipal Airport and an unoffi- cial 103 degrees downtown. A cool front had stalled in the northern edge of the Panhandle Thursday morning and isn't likely to bring any relief from the hot weather, a forecaster said. Winds are light and calm "upstairs" characteristic of a summer air mass. Last year from June S through June 2S the temperature soared to the 100 degree mark or above. Peak was reached when the read- ings were 105 degrees for three days straight beginning June 21. Mostly fair weather was expec- ted to accompany the hot weather Thursday and Friday. ABOUT ALL About'all the House un-American. Activities committee -members -learned about Communism in the Pacific Northwest from'witness Eugene V. Dennett was how to" knit Ap- pearing before the committee in Seattle, Dennett never dropped a stitch while declining to answer questions under terms of the Fifth Amendment Yarborough Follows Foe Info Abilene Gubernatorial candidates were Sying into Abilene thick as candle moths Wednesday and. Thursday. .No sooner has Governor Allan Shivers left ior Corpus Christ! than Ralph Yarborough, Shivers' clos est competitor ia the was due to arrive here. .Austin attorney was due in at pjn. from. San Angelo where he iras scheduled to speak at noon Thursday. Shivers spoke to a gathering of about 100 supporters from 16 coun- ties Wednesday evening in the Woolen Hotel. Yarborough's speech, here is scheduled at 8 p. m. on the atez- zanine xif -the. Windsor Hotel. All Yarborough. supporters and friends were invited to attend the meeting. About 400 formal tions have been sent-out The meeting will be more in the nature of a planning session than a rally. J. W. (Jake) Sorrells. Jr., member of the state advisory council for the Democratic Party, said. Local Democrats are planning to meet Yarborough at Abilene Mun- icipal Airport on his arrival by private plane. The candidate has a telecast scheduled for p. m. and will broadcast over Radio Station KWKC at a.m. Friday. He is to leave Abilene about 9 a. m. Friday for Fort "Worth, where he will speak at a rally in Will Rogers Coliseum. The Yarborough for Governor Club will open headquarters at 302 iVausut SL soon. Joe L. Reynolds is president of the dub. Dallas Perkins vice president, and 'Ann Davidson sec- retary-treasurer. Suspension Procedure Criticized AUSTIN is-Ally. Gen. John Ben Shepperd today sharply criticized the State Board of Insurance Com- missioners for its method of sus- pending the General American Cas- ualty Co. Shepperd said under Texas law he is required to take, over the huge receivership case "thus dumped on my office by the In- surance Commission." One of Sbepperd's aides said the Attorney General's office was not notified in advance of proceedings against the company, whose offi- cials claimed a candidate for gov- ernor for much of its troubles. The receivership was labelled as he biggest in Texas insurance his- tory- The State Board of Insurance. Commissioners suspended firm's certificate yesterday. Com- mission Chairman. Garland Smith said the action was on the volun- tary request of General American's officials. Smith said' examination of the insurance company's books had not been .completed but that it appear- ed the firm was "approximately one million dollars" in debt- Although the company did not name the candidate, it laid parti- cular blame on a June 12 state- ment issued by a gubernatorial as- pirant charging that an unnamed fivejnilUon-dollar insurance com- pany could not pay-tits claims. Ralph W. Yarborougi, a candi- date for governor, on that date issued such a statement He ac- cused the State Insurance Com- mission of neglect .iMaiijng anything about the insolvent firm. At that time there had been no reported official action to indicate the company was in shaky finan- cial condition. The commission acted immedi- ately yesterday after receiving a request from the San Antonio firm's board of directors that the state take over. The company's statement bitter- y blamed adverse publicity which :t said resulted from recent poli- ical developments. The statement signed by General American Casualty's president, Ralph D. Stokes, and its board chairman, B. Erwin. Commissioner Smith said it ap- peared that most of the firm's iebts could be paid oft if uncol- ected agency balances, amounting :o about were paid the firm. The company's decision lo ac- cept receivership marked the ele- venth failure of insurance firms of all types in Texas in the past IS months. It was the fifth stock Ire and casualty company to go nto receivership since September 1939 and the. S2nd failure of a Texas insurance company since that date. 'STATE VS. U.S. REAL ISSUE' Shivers Links Yorborough With Parr; Victory 'Sure1 WANT ADS COST AS LITTLE AS 41 c PER DAY! The only smelt thino cbout a Want Ad is its cost! In circu- lation, it reaches 147.6S3 psr- son daily. In icsults, you'll find no Other comparison. There's nothing strxali about either one of these facts! But you go for the small cost ci Wsr.! Place your Wont Ad on tne 7-day rate and re- ceive the rate of per day. Cancel at any time, of course. Place your Want Ad now in Oder to start getting results tomorrow! You may place your Want Ad until 4 P.M. wwkdays for pub- lication following day. Closing time for Sunday ads is noon Saturday, Sunday spact must tw rtctivwl by noon Friday. Governor Allan ShiVers Wednes- day left his leading opponent Ralph Yarborough legacy of charges to answer on arrival here Thursday. The governor spoke to about ICO supporters from IS counties in the Vfooten Hotel Wednesday even- ing. In his speech he tried to link Yarborough's name with that of Georgj Parr, the often-called Duke of Duval, as co-partners against Shivers. "He (Parr) supported my op- pcnent two years ago. and I guess he's going to do it again." Shiv- ers said. "I think they'll run the same campaign again slander, mud-slinging, little stories here and there." vs U. S.' Shivers contended, however, that the ''real issue" in the Shivers- Ynrborough clash is state govern- ment versus strong central govern- incjit in the United States. "My opponent says I deserted the the gov- ernor stated. "I was Democrat yesterday, today, and I will tomorrow." Shivers ncilled. visit with Adlai Stevenson in Illinois two years ago, when he asked the Dem- ocratic candidate for president about his views on Texas tide- lands. Stevenson said he felt the tide- lands belonged to the federal gov- ernment. Shivers said he couldn't support Stevenson, got on a plane back to Texas, and began .his campaign for Eisenhower. THeUKls Pay Off "My opponents said the tide- lands were covered "with salt wa- ter and weren't worth much." Shiv- ers said. "Recently these same tidelands yielded million in bonuses for our school children. "I predict Texas tidelands even- tually will be worth million to a billion dollars in bonuses and Earlier in an interview, Shivers struck out again Yarborough, in connection with the recent insur- ance scandal about Lloyd's of North America, headed by Ralph Hammonds. (John Von Cnoklute. ShiYtn aide and campaign manager in the last election, resigned from governor's staff under pressure re- cently when his name was linked with the company.) "Political lawyers like Ralph Yarborough and Herman Jones. Hammonds' attorneys, tried to make a political issue out of the case. We are going forward with our clean-up campaign, despite that kind of people. And we'll have strong recommendations to make to the next legislature." Iiuiraoce The clean-up referred to by Shiv- ers started in J95I, he said. Shivers instigated the investiga- tion into the state's insurance laws and industry "to weed out the seg- ments. "We ran into difficulty in the case of he said. Only small percentage of com- panies 2 or I percent are responsible for the ers estimated. Shivers flew to Abilene from bib- bock and AmariUo. whtrt ht at- tended a tix-rtate toil ;