Abilene Reporter News, June 19, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 19, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 19, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, HOTtEljt glbilene Reporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron / nrüATTUTn Jj W Ijlllil u FINAL VOL. LXIII, NO. 365 Astociated Pres* (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 19, 1954—EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c NEW PREMIER — Premier designate Pierre Mendes-France, center, talks to newsmen in Paris after visit with French Pres. Rene Coty. Mendes-France’s sweeping victory in his bid to become France’s 20th postwar Premier came as a surprise to many Americans. (NEA Telephoto) French Premier Names Cabinet Guatemalan Ports Reported Captured OFFICERS HELP Fund for Spann's Widow at $1,900 By PRESTON GROVER PARIS Iffu-premier Pierre Men-des-France today named his new cabinet—the ^th since France’s liberation 10 years ago—of 16 ministers and 13 secretaries of state. He kept the foreign ministry for himself. Two members of the cabinet were from the Pt^ular Republican Movement which had ordered its members to abstain from the voting when Mendes-France was confirmed. The .MRP also decided net to participate in the government and take disciplinary action a|amst members who defied the oprier. The two MRP members named today were Robert Buron, minister of overseas territories, and Andre Monteil, secretary of state for the navy. Buron and Monteil voted for Mendes-France in spite of the party call for abstentions. Mendes-France named Edgar Faure minister of finance, a job he held in the Laniel government. Gen. Pierre Koenig, a follower of Gen. Charles DeGaulle, was appointed minister of defense. Francois Mitterand, who resigned from the Laniel cabinet because of differences of policy Ml French Union affairs, was named minister of the interior. He is a member of the Democratic and Socialistic Union of the Resistance. French-American Talks Seen On Indochina, Other Issues By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON - Top-level French-American laHu on Indochina, European defense, and other critica! issuei appeared possible today as a foUowup to the Eisen-hower-Churchill meeting opening here next week. This prospect was brought out pate, and at a lime when the government of FrMct had come into the hands of a new premier, Pk«w Mendes-France, on whose Ideas American officials have in the past been critical. The Eisenhower message was considerably more than an action yesterday in a letter sent by Presi- * of friendship, however, because in dent Eisenhower to French President Reno. Coty and made public by the White House. Eisenhower, noting he would be meeting informally with Prime Minister Churchill and British Foreign Secretary Eden the weekend of June 25, told Coty he looked forward “to resuming with the government of France such intimate conversations as I have had ia the past ’* •Die letter was regarded by dip-lomats as a gesture of friendship ahd reassurance by the American leader in advance of a meeting in which the French will not panici- carefully constructed language it warned the French that so far as the I’nited States is concerned time is running out for ratification of the proposed European Defense Community. The EDC is a U.S.-supported plan for a six-nation defense system in which Germany would take part The message advised the French government, moreover, that while the United States remains deeply interested in forming a ''united defense“ against Communist forces in Indochina, it is reserving the right to judge what might be done under any future decision. The Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund climbed to an even $1,900 Saturday morning. The fund was launched Friday with $500 gifts each from the Re-porter-News, Citizens National and F. and M. National Banks. It will be used to assist the widow and two children of Policeman Jimmy Spann, who was fatally shot at Merkel Thursday night in a gun battle with a fugitive. Gifts may be brought to The Reporter-News, or sent by mail. Checks should be made out to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund. Stnmg support for the fund was being given by radio station KWKC, which told of the campaign in newscasts Friday night and Saturday. Manager A. C. Etter said the station is eager to boost the effort. The city commission Friday turned over its paychecks to the fimd. It included $10 each from NEW DONATIONS Gifts received since Friday: PreviMis total ....... $1,500.00 Key City Kiwanis ...... 250.00 Anonymous  .............10    00 Anonymous .............. 5    00 C. E, Gatlin ...... 10.00 J. Floyd Makom —.... looo Dr. W. D. Rich ..........10.00 A.C. Scott..........  5    0© Jim Paulk .............. 10.09 G. G. Fitihugh .......  5.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Waldrop .............. 10    00 Huthie Bonifield  ...5.00 Anonymous ............. 5.00 Independent Loan Co. .. 25 00 E. V. Sellers ............ 25 00 Bass Drug Co........... 10.00 Mayor C. E. Gatlin, J. Floyd Mal-com and Dr. W. D. Rich, and $5 from Crutcher Scott. Commissioner Jack Minter was absent from the Friday meeting. Officers and ex-officers were doing their bit for Jimmy Spann. Contributions have come in from Texas Ranger Jim Paulk, Highway Patrolman G. G. ^itzhugh, former policeman Dick Wynn, and ex-Police Chief J. V. Waldrop and Mrs. Waldrop. Anti-Communists May Be Inland SEN. L. C. HUNT ... serious condition Senator Hunt Found Wounded at Capitol WASHINGTON imSen. Lester C. Hunt (D-Wyo> was found shot in the head in his Senate office today. At Casualty Hospital, to which “The senator was alone in his office when his condition was discovered,” the statement addal. Hunt. 81. a former governor of Wyoming, was elected to the Sen- he was taken, his condition was: ate in November 1948 for a term reported “serious if not critical.” Dr. George W. Calver, the physician to Congress, authorized a statement that Hunt was found wounded and removed to the hospital. An office aide found him when he arrived at work about 9:15 a.m. lEDT). The statement said Hunt suffered a wound over the right temple from a .23 calibre rifle bullet ending next Jan. 3. He announced last Tuesday that he would not be a candidate for re-election this fall because of “health conditions." He had been undergoing treatment at the Naval Medical Center in nearby Bethesda. Md. In announcing his plans to retire from politics. Hunt said he had no plans other than to return to his home »t Lander, Wyo. Total 1.900.00 Eden, Smith Leave Geneva Conference By EDDY GILMORE , GENEVA UA-British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and U.S. Ufidcrsecretary of Slate Walter Elfdell Smith will leave the Geneva conference tomorrow. There was no information as to whether either intends to return A U S. announcement .said Smith was flying back to Washington at the request of President Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster DuU«i to make a personal report on the Indochina peace talks. During Smith's absence the U S. delegation will he headed by the American ambassador to Czechoslovakia, U. Alexis Johnson. Informed quarters said Eden would return to London by way of Paris, where he will talk with the new French Premier. Pierre Mendes-France. The British embassy in Paris announced .Mendes France has accepted an invitation to lunch with Eden at the embassy. Eden intends to take part in a foreign affairs debate beginning Wednesday in the House of Commons and then go on to Washington with Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill for talks with President Eisenhower. Lord Reading will take over at bead of the British delegation. Senator Says Demos to Seek More Income Tax Redudions Teacher, 36, Dies in Aibany ALBANY. June 19 - Mrs. Ken-ton Bradshaw, 36. wife of the Albany High School agricultural teacher, died at 2.20 a.m. Saturday in Shackelford County Memorial Hospital here after a several months illness.    I Funeral will be held at the First j Methodist Church here at 9;S01 a m. Sunday. The body will be taken to Springtown. Texas, for burial following a brief service there. Mrs. Bradshaw died of leukemia. She had taught in the grade schools here until last autumn when she retired because of illness. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons. Marshall. Delbert and Edward, all of the home. THE WEATHER «,*. nrrAaTMKN'T «r fowMratfc WKATKFR Bl RKAt ARIl.F.NK AND VH INITV MoJrtLv Uir aaS hot Saturday and Sunday Xigh both day*. tS-lM. Low Saturday niabl. 1i. NORTH CENTRAL AND WKNT TEXAS Rami' cloudy and warm thrauth Sunday. WKIaly scattarfd nOaynooa and *\eninf tbundiMnbowara. EAST AND SOITH CENTRAL TEXAS Failll elMdy to daudy and warm ihrouch Sunday. Scattorod moatly aftrmt«t> and tvanltui IhnndcraiKiwara Modarat* to locally fraab »iH>tb«ft«t and *a»t wtnda oo tbo TBMrKRATl'RKS m WM M    . . m w . 9*    ... n ... M . . Sat ... 1» .. ... liSft .. ... ,S'.»    , ■.    4-I»    . . 5:3#    . «S# .. ÎW .. . •,» , S » 10,M ...    — . IS »      ..    ..    — .    li;3#    .    — Maalmuin tamprraturt lor l4-h<inr larlod •ndtns at i 30 a.m. #5 Minimum tamporaturt Rtr 344»ur parlod dBdtas 01    74.    . 17 S «I tl A M. #0 7« 7# 7* TJ 7« M •3 M Crash Victim Rites Pending SWEETWATER. June 19 -The body of Jake Cline, 45, oilfield’ worker killed insttnily about 11 p m. Friday in a head-on collision two miles west of Sweetwater, on U S. 80 Highway, will be sent Saturday night to Huntsville, Ark., for funeral and burial. Patterson Funeral Home said Saturday Cline had resided about six months at 309 Hickory St. here. He is survived by his wife, a brother and a sister in Arkansas. Their names were not obtalnabls. Cline's car collided with a trudt-tractor owned by Homer Connell of Abilene and driven by Clarenct Wade Smith, also of Abilene. Billy Hass, Abilene, was a passenger in the truck. Neither was injured. U was first thought Cline was from Abilene as two Abilent addresses were found m him body. His car was rtglsiertd ia Nolaa County. 5 U.S. Airmen Reported Held By Yietminh By JOHN RODERICK SAIGON, Indochina tfi — Authorised French milit^ sources said today five American Air Force technicians missing since Monday have been captured by the Communist-led Vietminh. A French command sptAesman said tíie Americans were captured in the village of My Khe about a mile south of the beach where they had gone to bathe. The men, stationed at the French Air Force Base of Tourane 450 miles east of Saigon, were taken into the village, then marched southward by their rebel captors, the spokesman said. They were reported last seen by villagers about 10 miles south of My Khe trudging along with 30 French Union war prisoners. A search party wsts sent to the village as soon as this was learned but they found nothing. Other patrols searched the area. The village. though not held by the Vietminh, has been described as “suspect.” Rebel forces have been seen slipping in and out of the hamlet after dark. The five Americans drove from the l^se without passes Monday hi • Frwidi weapxHM carriir and headed tat the beadi. By JOE HALL WASHINGTON ^ - Sen. George D-Ga' said today Democrats would fight in the ¿oate to write new income tax cuts into a general tax revision bill that afready provides nearly m billion dollars in tax relief for corporations and individuals. The bill was headed for possible Senate debate next week after the Senate Finance Committee yesterday formally approved the 875-page house-passed measure that would overhaul the nation’s tax laws for the first time in 70 years. The Democrats on the committee had talked of tr>dng to include new income tax reduction provisions. but they apparently made no move to do so. However. Cicorge ~ the committee's senior Democrat — said in an interview Democratic strategists have settled on two alternate proposals for full Senate <xmi-siderationr 1. To reduce personal Income taxes $2.400.000,000 annually by a $100 increase in personal exemptions. 2. To give each taxpayer a $20 annual income tax credit. It was estimated this plan would mean a $1.250,000.000 annual tax cut. Chairman Millikin iR-Colo> Uie Finance Committee would not comment on proposed amendments but he predicted the Senate would accept the bill about as it came from his group. The Eisenhower administration has come out in outright opposition to any new general income tax reduction, contending the government cannot stand the added revenue Ic^s. However, the administration has backed revenue-losing provisions in the tax revisi<Mi bill on grounds they would correct long-standing inequities and encourage business expansion and investment. A number of Democrats have attacked the legislation, claiming it is weighted in favor of big busi ness and the wealthy, but administration officials have contended its benefits would be about equally distributed between business and individuals. AdministraticMi spokesmen have «“gued that business ex pansion would lead to more jobs. Actually, the revision bill wwild provide no adjustments in major tax rates. Its benefits would be realized through more liberal al lowances to corporations and in dividuals. By SAM SUMMERLIN TEGUCIGALPA. Honduras ifU-Two strategic Guatemalan seaports were reported in the hands of invading anti-Communist “liberation army" forces today. Local informants of the liberation army identified the two ports as Puerto Barrios on the Carribean and San Jose on the Pacific. The army, under command of former Guatemalan army Lt. Col. Carlos Castillo Armas, said two inland towns also may be in control of the invaders. These towns were identified as 2^capa, which lies near the Honduras border between Puerto Barrio and Guatemala City, and the smaller town of Retalhuleu, in the southwest corner of the country near the Mexican border. May Be Setback The informants said, however, that if the Guatemalan army has sent reinforcements into San Jose and Puerto Barrios the invaders may have been pushed back from initial gains. But, they added, no setbacks thus far have been reported. (NBC Correspondent Mac Ban-neU reported in a Tegucigalpa broadcast heard in New York this morning that the invaders then held about a third of Guatemala. He said two planes had machine-gunned the presidential palace in the capital.) The invasion was the culmination of a long-standing effort to unseat the Communist-backed gov-emmem of PreiMent Jacobo Ar-benz Guzman. Kep4 Secret There are ri^rts h«Hre that Castillo Armas has been in Guatemala since the invasion began to lead his liberation army personally. But his movements have been kept secret asd his headquarters twice has postponed without explanation a promised statement by the 40-year-old resistance leader. The latest report ol fighting inside Guatemala was at Qt«tzalte-nango, a good-sized city about 8© miles due vrest o( Guatemala City. The “liberatioB” tro<^, which attacked Guatemala by land, sea and air yesterday, wan reptated locked in bloody combat with defending forces at four important cities. There also were reports of internal uprisings througtMHit the embattled coontry. A Guatemalan delegate to the United Nations announced in New York last night his government had protested to Uw Security Cmm-cil against the “cruninal invasiwi of my country.” The delegate. Eduardo CMtillo Arriola, said the protest had been sent to Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., of the United i &ates. Council president. A spokesman for Col. Carlos range of the Panama Canal. First word of the fighting was announced here by rebel spokesmen after several days of open mobilization of Col. Castillo’s troops throughout Honduras. In Guatemala, Foreign Minister Guillermo Toriello told a news conference “the battle for Guatemala” had begun. The only fighting he reported, however, was the bombing of San Jose. He said the planes were of unidentified nationality. ‘Criminal Invasion* Toriello accused Nicaragua of supporting the rebel forces which, he said, included nationals of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and other Central American nationalities, as well as Guatemalan exiles. He declared “Guatemala will stand as one man against this criminal invasion.” THE HEIGHT OF TESTIMONY —As television crews pack their equipment in Senate Cai cus room where the 36 days McCarthy-Army hearing held sway, an unidentified man stands behind and supports the six-foot high tower of testimony record taken during the session, starting April 22. The controversial hearing ended June 17 with both sides standing firmly on the charges and counter-charges flung at one another. (AP Wirephoto) Mundt Joins Demo Demond for Action Next War Timing Uncertain, Says Chiefs of Staff Head By G. MILTON KILLY WASHINGTON m — Sen. Mundt (R-SD) indicated today he would go along with a Democratic demand that the Pentagon speed swers to requests for security clearances on two Senate Investigations subcommittee appointees of Sen. McCarthy (E-Wis). Sen. Mca^an of Arkansas, aea-lor subcommittee Democr« and speaking for the three minority party members, demanded publicly yesterday that the subcommittee move fast to find out why, as he put it. the two have not received Defense Department security clearance to handle classified documents for which application was made more than a year ago. “I will second it,” Mundt saW in an interview, if McClellan will ai^ the Pentagon “to take up these cases and say ‘yes’ or ‘no.’" On the applications. Aside from Muodt’s comment, there was little sign of harmony between the Republican and Democratic members in the wake of the group’s first closed-door meeting yesterday following the hearings’ end Thursday. The group plans future similar get-togethers for the job of writing up their report. Mundt said he understands th© two subcommittee staff members, who have not been named, hav© not specifically been denied clearances despite a delay of 14 months in one cas© and 15 montl» in the ^er. The main row in the public inquiry swirled about charges by Secretary of the .Army Stevens and Amiy CowKekar J<rfm G. Adsixi» that McCarthy. Roy M. Cohn, subcommittee chief counsel, and subcommittee Staff Chief FTancis P. Carr all exerted “improper” pressures on the Army in efforts to get special favors for Pvt. G. David Schine. a former subcommittee consultant. McCarthy, Cohn and Carr countercharged that Stevens and Adams had tried to use Schine as a "hostage” to “blackmail” them out of investigating Reds !n the Army Right after the hearings concluded Thursday Sen. Potter (R-Mich), a subcommittee member, served notice he believes fc«th the Army and the McCarthy side had convicted the other of “pressure” and “blackmail” charges - that “employes who have played top roles cm both sides” should be fired, and that he thinks perjury was committed by some of the , witnesses. Castillo Armas, exiled Guatemalan leader of th© invaders, said fierce fighting was in progress at two ports and two important inland rail center*. They were: Puerto Barrie». Guatemala’s big east coast fruit shipping port. (In New York, the National Broadcasting Co. said its Tegucigalpa correspondent reported last night Puerto Barrio* has fallen to the rebels.) San Jose, a navil-air base and ccanmercial port on the Pacific Crimefighter Shot to Death By ELTON C. FAY QUANTiCO, Va .f* - Adm. Arthur Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ^aff, said today America's military planners cannot be certain when “the next war" might come—or if it does, whether it would be short and "violently destructive” or a “long drawn-out affair.” Radford was scheduled to lay this and other military planning problems on the line before the nation’s defen.se leaders in a secret session of the IX'fense Secretaries’ Annual Conference here. In excerpt.s from his prepared remarks that were made public. Radford made clear he believes the uncertainties of the world situation put this country in a poii-tion “where we have to place greater reliance on combat-ready forces m being” He also said atomic power by itself is not enough. The closiHl meeting of 100 top members of the Defense Department, Armed Forces and ^ber high go\^rt,ment officiaU was iK'heduied to get under way In advance of a visit todi^r by PreaideiR Eiseohowct to tbia Mario© ba©©. Radford said that this nuclear age is "synonymous with tlie evolution of atomic plenty and mam* moth destructive {»wer. a power which staggers one’s imagmation.” Rut he added: “On the other hand, I reject the concept that atomic power is, by itself, adequate to meet all our military security needs. We cannot afford to rely exclusi\’e!y on one weapon, or on one service, or anticipate one kind of war. nor should we fail to maintain Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine forces adequate for Katitmal s© curily.” Organisar of UH Dias in Houston HOUSTON, June 19 «1»—Dr. 1. Oberholtier. first president and one of the organiters of the Unlver- numbers ab<wit 5,000 men. The coatt. This city was i»«d by the United States during Wirld W’ar U as a long range patrol bombw bast. It is a site of a large gasoline storage deport. Reaihuien, a city near the Mexican border. It is the junciicai frf a raU line from the coast at Camperico and suaHher rusniog south frcati Mexjcxi. liacapa. a rail ceirter near the H<mdwan bord» 75 miles northeast of Guatemala Dty, the nation's capital. Reperled Bwenbetd The spokesman said all four center* and Guatemala City h«l been bombed by plane* bef«© the invading troops hit, Captiart of the four cities would cut virtually aU the capital's rail connecti^. Th© Slat© Departmerrt in Wash-Ingtoo sfid it hm received reports of imiom iprliungs in Puerto Barrio*, Zacapa and Quesaltenaxigo. 79 miles west of Guatemala ”ity. The r<^l invading force report PHEMX CITY, Ala. UB-Crime-fighting Albert L. Patterson. Alabama’s newly nominated attorney general, was gunned to death in his car here last night just as he had predicted he might be. The ^>ear-oId Democratic nominee, who was to take office Jan. 17, was sh<^ in the mouth by an assassin who. officers said, appar ently rammed a small caliber pi* tol between Patterson's lii» and fired twice. One steel jackrted cartridge was found wedged in an opening where two or three front teeth had been knocked <Hit. Early toda>% fcdlowing an autopsy. Circuit Solicitor Arch Ferrell said Patterson had been shot three times, but he declined to tell where the third bullet striK'k State inv^tigatOTS and U» asro-date state toxicologist who performed the autopsy referred all questions to Ferrell. An associate in the anti-vice crusading Russell (County! Betterment .Assn. blamed what be called “The Crime Syndicate” for the twvcm state senator’s death xmd vowed swift r©v«ige. So did Patterson's f<»mer Army major ©on, John, who was a member of bis fatl»r’t law firm. didn’t want thm to get by with it And they wimT ” Then only Thursday night, just 24 hours before he was slain. Patterson told a Phenix City church group that “I have only a 100-to-l chance of ever being sworn in aa attorney general-” Pennington said he wiU ask Gov, Gordon Persons to declare martud law in Phenix City and that hit organization will demand a special grand jury and a special prosecutor. The Betterment Assn. has been deeply critical of Circuit Solicitor Arch Ferrell, who iKwmally prosecutes on behalf of the state. TI» governor wdered Maj. Gen. Waiter J. Hanna, Alabama adjutant general, to Phenix City immediately with full authority to tak© whatever rtep© he considered necessary. Uniformed National Guard officers stood by, Trime in this Southeast Alabama city across the Chattahooch^ River from Columbus, Ga., long has fattened on soldiers from nearby Ft. Benning. Pattern’s death came during two separate invostigations of voting in the recent Democratic primary elec<ltms in which th© Phénix City lawyer woo the attornty general nomination over Let Porter of Gadsden by a margin trf «ily a few hundred votes. As th© Democratic nwninee, Patterson was assured of formal election in Nov«m* sity of Houston, died Friday after a long illness. He was 74, The university had omlj’ 4.000 students when h# became its president in 1945. At th© time of hi* 19S0 fetiremenl th© enroiiraeiit wa* it.m Guatemalan Army is about 6,000 strong, but many of the officers are believed disgruntled by the leftist trend of the government. U.S. otticials hav# expressed fears th© Arbena regim© was creating a C^xmxNKdel b©ad)h©id wlthia thofl Howard Pmningtoe. président of the Betterment Assn., which has campaigned for years to clean up «B once gay and gawly Phenix City, toW repwlers he had heard j her in this Democratic stran#^ Pattersoo say otily ’Tuesday night that “they might try to get me.” "He said 'there’s iKghing you cm do to help me.’" Pennington recalled. “and the only ^ing he mkmd waethMlftt)«r<Mg©lteih© of the deep Swth. A special primary may b© called to select a new DMiocratk caiMfi* date or the Stat© D^nocri^ Km-cutiv© Cofximill©© ©ovM ;