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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas SCATTERED SHOWERS QPfje Abilene EVENING FINAL WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXIII, NO. 367 Aatxiatd Pnti (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 21, 1954-SKTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 5c, SUNDAY lOc Rebels in Guatemala Threaten Capital City LODGE WARNS RUSSIA GAITHER Gaither. seriously wounded by bullets from the late Policeman Jimmv Spann's gun, is '-'slightly improved" at Hendrick Memonal Hospi- tal He had three minor wounds and one in the left abdomen and another m the right chest. Deputy Sheriff Doyle Woody, center, is one of the guards keeping v-atch over Gaither. R. C. Gartner of Healdton, Okla, brother of Bill, is at the right. (Photo by Charles Cockerell) FOR WIDOW, CHILDREN Jimmy Spann's Fund at Donations to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund reached total Monday. These included in Sunday's mail and received -Monday morning. Policeman Jimmy Spann WM Jofltd in gun battle Witt a fugi- tive last Thursday night in a Jler- kcl service station. His funeral was conducted at the Highland Church of Christ at 10 m. Monday. Thp fund is being raised for benefit of his widow and two small children. Gifts nay be brought or mailed to the Abilene Reporter-News. J. M. Hooks, M. D.........25.00 Mrs. W. W. King 5.00 Loel Dene Clark............3.00 Carolyn E. Hays............5.00 Key City Drive-In Theatre 10.00 Anonymous ................25.00 Oil Transport Co.........130.00 Mrs. James Alexander 15.W Ike W. Jay 5.00 Anonymous 30.00 Tom'Anglin Radiator Works 10.00 L. S. Perry Dental Lab.....25.00 Mrs. Glen Johnson..........3.00 SamL. Dryden............10.00 Mrs. Bert S. Freeman 10.00 L. H. Beckham Insurance 3.00 Mrs. James O. Beck......10.00 Mrs. Ada Black 10.00 Checks should be ir.sde payable j Anonymous ................10-00 !o the Jirr.niy Spann Appreciation j jacfc Bryant Fund. Latest contributions were: John H. Dorlon, Dsllas Melton B. Hsrp, Sweetwater 2.00 Lawroiee Funeral Home, Anson.................... 5.00 W. M. Love 2.00 11. Wiley Norwood........ 15.00 Reds Confirm Holding 30 U.S. Civilians GENEVA UV-The Chinese Com- munists confirmed today they arc holding 30 American civilians in prison, but said one civilian and a'.lames R. Shields ..........10.00 Anonymous 2.5( Citv Airport Employees 8.00 Lawless Cleaners ..........5.00 Edd Cregan ................5.00 H. L. iBlackie) Hamrick 1.00 Marvin Hester 2.50 Anonymous 2.00 Bill Womack ...............1.00 Anonymous 2.00, Luther Graves 5.00 IHric Anstead 5.00 Officer Allen Hatchetl ......20.00 Mr. t Mrs. Michael T. Ramsey 5.00 Dr. Mrs. M. T. Ramsey 10.00 W. E. Koonce 5.00 George Logan 5.00 Ralph Briley ..............10.00 Dave Reves-Sheriff Jones Countv. Anson ............10.00 10.00 10.00 James B. Richards .........10.00 Citizens Bank Building Bids Called July 7 Bids will be opened July 7 on the new Citizens National Bank build- ing. President Malcolm Meek an- nounced Monday. The big structure will be built fronting a full block on Cypress SL between North Fourth and North Fifth Sts. and extending back to the alley toward Cedar. It will include new banking quar ters, an eight-story office building topped by a two-story tower, spaci for stores on the ground floor, am a parking garage above the street level. Meek said plans and specifica lions have gone to a total oi 75 contractors including general, elec trical, -mechanical and plumbing Contractors in Abilene, San An tonio. Austin. Houston. Dallas and Fort Worth are expected to sub- mit bids. U will take a few days after bids are opened to tabulate than, be- fore contract can be let, Meek ex plained. Meek estimates it will take 15 months to erect the building after work begins. UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. he U.N. Security Council called inanimously last night for a cease- re in Guatemala and for all members to withhold aid from the ghting forces there. The action came after the Soviet Jnion cast its 60th veto in council tistory on behalf of Guatemala's eftist government. The veto de- eated a motion to refer the Guate- an complaint of aggression to je Western Hemisphere's regional rganization. the Organization of American States U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., council president for une, said the Soviet veto showed bviously the Russians have "de- igns" on the Americas. He ,-arned, angrily: "I say to the Soviet delegate: itay out of the Western Hemis- here. Don't try to start your plans and conspiracies here." Asks Fer Despite the Russian vote, Guate- mala has already asked the five- member inter-American Peace Committee of the OAS to help stop th; invasion against President acobo Arbenz Guzman's govern- ment The committee scheduled a meeting in Washington late today. The cease-fire call was voted aft- er Guatemalan Delegate Eduardo charged neighbor- nig -Honduras and Nicaragua, backed by the UnlUd States-., Grover Nelson's Food Store Anonymous number of military personnel listed by the United States as de- tained were cither dead or miss- ing. Tliis information was passed to the United States in the fourth meeting between representatives of the U.S. and Chinese Communist delegations on the exchange of de-! tained persons. The United States agreed to per- j mil 15 detained Chinese nationals to leave the United States and re-1 turn to the China mainland. The Chinese, on their side, sup- plied preliminary information on she list of approximately SS Ameri- can civilian and military personnel believed by the United States ei- ther to be in prison or to be pre- vented from leaving China. The Chinese said W. L, Winter, a missionary, had been arrested for espionage, but died in prison Feb. 37, 1951. Winter was a mis- sion worker in a leprosarium in Kiangsi Province. The did not say when any of those detained would be it MI. Annual Educational Tour... hf corritrs has announced, thli Son Antonio who thtlr Quota of rnoke Jack Fuqua ..................5.00 T. G. Moore................10.00 H. B. Hildebrand 5.00 FUND. Pg. 2-A. Col. S .WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE TOTTERING EMPIRE Finrt ii series of articles portraying Ihe tottering French empire. Page S-B. ESCAPE killed as six convicts try to force their way out of Konsas State Prison. 'Page 5-A. MAINE says opponent by McCorthy. Page 3-S. NO EXCITEMENT Fail of .French government causes hardly o ripple. Page 7 B UN Unanimously Posses 'No Aid7 to Guatemala the United Fruit Co.. had connived He also produced the surprise IE an aggression against Gu- charge that two fliers of U- S. mate's territory by mercenary cjtfcensfrip had crash landed. jeditionary forces. Lodge hotly defended his gov- ernment and denied the charges. He said information available to the United States "strongly sug- jests that the situation does not involve but a revolt of Guctemalans asainst Guate- malans. No Action Taken The council took no action on Guatemala's request that it send a peace observation commission at once "to prove the connivance" of Honduras and Nicaragua. The Guatemalan delegate told he council his country had been invaded from Honduras Friday by mercenaries and bombed by P47 planes of North American manu- acture, the latter coming from Nicaragua and Honduras. Scattered Showers Possible in State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hot, partly cloudy weather-with possible scattered thundershowers was forecast for most of Texas Monday. Some East and South Texas points got showers Sunday. Lufkin iiad .70 inch. Galveston .51, Hous ton .05, Beaumont and Victoria .01 Traces fell at San Angelo and San Antonio. vounded, at Tapachula, Mexico, after an attack on Guat- emala. In Mexico City, the Mexi- can air force chief of staff, CoL larlos R. Bergunza de Victoria he had no report of any such incident LANDY BREAKS MILE RECORD WITH TURKU. Finland IS Aus- tralian miler John Landy to- day became fee ;econd in tract and field history to shatter the four "minute mBe barrier fe set a new world record with a clocking of seconds. Koger Bannister of England was the first to break the four- minute barrier. He ran the mile in May 6 at Oxford. England. Landy's best previous mile was which he did twice first at Turku May 31 and the second time a week later. Landy today also set a new world's record for meters with in the Turku Sta- dium. CHARLET LOCKHART Diminutive Charley Lockhart, Former Stale Treasurer Dies Charley Lockhart, 79, former state treasurer, died in Hendrick Memorial Hospital at a.m. Monday. He had been ill for 10 days and was taken to the hospital- around midnight Sunday. Funeral is pending arrival o! relatives. Arrangements will be announced by Elliott's Funeral Home. Mr. Lockhart had bean living in the Elliott Best Home, 1134 Mul- berry for about three months. Ife: here from he had: lived for the past "I four years. For 48 years treasurer of Scurry" post to which he was elected in 1900. In 1919 he went to Austin to serve as book keeper to the sergeant of arms during the -96th session of the Tex- as legislature. Retired Ii 1M1 In 1930, the 45-inch man was elected to the state treasurer's of- fice. He retired in 1941 because of ill health. Born Aug. 27. 1875 in Dallas County, the politician lived mostly in West Texas before going to Aus- tin. His father, J. C. R. Lockhart, was a pioneer Baptist preacher. A half-brother, J. J- F. Lockhart, he father of Mrs. R. .L. Freeman and Ivan S. Lockhart of Abilene, also was a pioneer Baptist preach- er. Mr. Lockhart's survivors are a daughter, Leerene of New York; a son, Charles Lockhart Jr. of Dal- as: two brothers, Ben Lockhart of Fort Worth and Jim of Snyder; .wo sisters. Mrs. J. R. Cargfll of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Julia Cof- fee of Muskogee, Okla.; several nieces and nephews, including Mrs.-R. L. Freeman, 1249 Pecan 'St" Ivan S. Lockhart, 1026 Cher ry St, Joe Lockhart and W. H. Residents Told to Take (over TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras US- Insurgent leaders announced today bombing of Cohan, a garrison own in central Guatemala, and hreatened to bomb Guatemala Sty, the seat of President Jacob Arbenz Guzman's Communist-sup- government All residents of the capital were urged in a clandestine radio broad- ast of the Guatemalan anti-Com- munist "liberation army" to take over an obvious bid to shake the grip Arbenz has sought to damp n the country through the impo- sition of martial law. Told of BombiMf Headquarters of the resistance movement in Tegucigalpa told of the bombing of Cohan yesterday in the land, sea and air campaign o overthrow the Arbenz regime. ;oban is a town of about reputation in the highlands W nfles north or Guatemala City. The planes were reported to have taken off from Esquipulas. southern Guatemalan town of known chiefly for a Koman Catholic Church dating from 1737 and a figure of Christ carved in dark colored wood that is known as the Black Christ of Esquipulas. The anti Red leaders said their ground forces were pushing ahead a three-pronged drive aimed. at tey rail and road communications in'the southern part the country. contended govern- ment was maSSi exaggerated claims about its support among MARTIN TELLS FULL STORY Fuss Over Money Caused Reign Of Terror Ending With Slaying An argument over money touch- ed off the reign of terror that cost Patrolman Jimmy L. Spann his life in the line of duty. The trouble started here at the home of W. E. Martin at 1976 Sayles Blvd. It ended in a tragic gun battle at Merkel. But the whole of the story goes back over a period of two years, Martin revealed in an interview Sunday. During that period he paid medical expenses for his wife's sister. Patricia. Patricia had lived with the Mart- ins after she left "on her own" from a Kansas hospital where she was a TB patient, Martin related. The Martins were living at MIS South 15th St. She claimed Hobbs, N. M. when Patricia decid- ed to return to her husband and their three children in Kansas. Later. Patricia and the family returned to Hobbs and stayed about two months. had a fuss and Patricia's husband and the children left and returned to Martin said. R was about that time she gave Martin, three bills to help take care of the medical bills he had paid for her. he said. BUI Gaitbtr Shows Up About six weeks ago, Patricia and Bill Gaither came to the Mart- in home, which at that time was at HOW CAPTIVES WERE HELD-Offieers W. L. Wood, M, C. W. T. show how they were ordered to tit disarmed on the floor by gunman Willard Gaither. Also ordered to sit on We floor wu W. G. Martin, right, I at whose home Gaither began a wign of terror that ended with the death of Patrolman Jimmy J. Spann, Gaither sat on the wfa. (Staff Photo) Gaither was her husband and they spent the night there. Martin said Patricia claimed he owed her and "raised so much stink about it" that he asked them to leave, not once but five times. "Gaither. on leaving the house, remarked that next time There bs blood.' Martin went to Officer C. V. trickland, who lived nearby, and was told to call the police depart- ment the next time they came and aused a disturbance, Trio Demands It was Thursday, while Martin vas on the job near Coleman, that >ie learned there "was trouble at my house." Gaither. Patricia and vose Mose. IS. had come to the muse about 2 p.m. An argument arose over money. This time they wanted Mrs. Martin attempted to call he officers, but Gaither pulled a S2 automatic and slapped her, Martin said. Patricia and Gaither kept Mrs. Mariis and Mrs. Willie Joe James n the living room, while the 18- year-old girl kept Martin's daugh- er. Tonya Sue, 7, and Mrs. lames' daughter. Paula, 2, in a bedroom. A short time later Mrs. H. K Price. Mrs. Martin's aunt, came ;o the house for a visit. Gsither jointed the sun at her and or- dered her to sit down. Price re- in a car outside for some time and then came to the house. He, too. was ordered by Gaitner lo sit down. Patricia then took Mrs. Martin to a number of stores in at tempt to cash two ITS checks, but they fiited. Mwtin said Patrick told Mrs. Martin had a gun i htr prase wouM use H if she to. Meanwhile, lad returned to Abilene and called officers. He met them at South IKh St. and Sayles Blvd. iad thty followed him to hone at lITt Sayto Blvd. Gaither held the fua Martin Hayfer Fraud Trial Slated Wednesday By GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-News Staff Writer LUBBOCK, June 21 The first trial in the cases of Abilenians charged with fraud in connection with VA housing loans is set. for Yednesday morning in U. S. Court lere before Judge T. Whitfield Javidson. A mail fraud case against Worth B. Andrews went to trial Monday lorning. Andrews, formerly of nyder. is accused of using U. S. -nails to sell worthless stock in nvnlynn Corp. Guilty Plea Today Taylor W. Long, Jr., one of the ight" Abilesians under indictment n the VA loan fraud cases, was o enter a plea of guilty to tie in- ictment against him Immediately sefore Judge Davidson recessed -ourt Monday afternoon. Long is named in five counts of a 10-count indictment on the basis of false credit reports filed with VA regional office in Lubboek m order to obtain housing loans or veterans. W. f. Hayter, Jr.. will go to Wednesday morning.on two ndictmenis which have been con- solidated. His attorney, Davis Scarborough, joined with Assistant U. S. Attorney Warren Logan in motion asking Judge Davidson o consolidate the indictments. In Numerical Order Judge Davidson granted Logan's request to try Barter's case ahead of others although it was out of numerical order. He then told Scar- borough that the esses against other Abilenians would be tried in numerical order. In this order they would be Hay mond Thomason. ST., on a second indictment against him which re- sulted in a trial last month ended in a hung jury: Raymond Thoma- son. Jr., Monty Don Thomason, Weldon L. Russell, Mrs. Helen Mc- Murry, and C. G. Stephens. Judge Davidson has indicated he will be in Lubboek all of this week and about half of next week to try the casts. At least four of these cases will be tried before Judge Davidson without jury. Scarborough has indicated that he would request no .Jury in the cases against three Thomasons Mrs: McMur- ry Login agreed to this re- quest See Pf. "I launched last Friday, was winning more" and mare support. la Sew York. Guatemala's dele- gate to the United- Nations, -Ed- uardo Castfllo ArrSBi.' denied a series of rumors: 1. That fighting has broken out in Guatemala City. 2. That the chief of Guatemala's army. Col. Cartes Diaz, has taken refuge in a foreign embassy. 3. That a new invasion had be- Tm from El Salvador. 4. That the Koman Catholic archbishop had fled. Castillo Arriola, speaking on IB basis ot a telephone call from 'oreign Minister GuBlermo Tori ello, said the only military action was taking place at Gualan, a own on the Motagua Kiver in east Guatemala near the Hon- uran frontier. Mistrial Declared n Case of Ex-DA HOUSTON jury dead- ocked yesterday in the trial ot orraer Dist Atty. William H. Scott, charged with aiding and abetting operation of a bawdy ouse. It was discharged and a mistrial declared. The jury deadlocked S to 13 for acquittal after 27 hours of delibera- nm. Scott can be tried agaia on the same charges, but no decision on this reached immediately. I 1 Margaret to Debut NOUNTAINHONE, W Margaret Tniroafr win make her theater debut u idwduled at UK Pocmo Ptajhowe tonight. She hat a part in OM pUor'-AKtnnai Cro Youth Hurt on Way Jo Be Married Dies GREENVILLE. Tex. CB-Chartes Clinton. 19, of Dallas died today of injuries he received in an aatomo- ile wreck Friday, the day he was o have been married. He was alone in his convertible rhen it plunged into a creek about a mile and a half south of Caddo Mills. .Clinton had been en route o Leonard to pick up his mother the wedding ceremony ia Dallas. THE WEATHER C. S. 'DCTAKTMSXT OF WE.VTHEI BCKEAE ABILENE AST) fair to nutlj- dooiiy costiaeod Tawdar. sdcweni darey: sew igti toots oays CE.VTRAL'AND WEST TEXAS to partly ctoodj- aad wana uxmcii antr- "Ssr ASD SOUTH CENTRAL TOAS domfr and warm OrauH r Bit B' it f.m a.m. n.
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