Abilene Reporter News, June 21, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 21, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas AXTCDCf\ I I SHOWERS EVENING FINAL'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXIIl, NO. 367 Auociated Press (AP) ABILENP TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 21, 1954-SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY SUNDAY 10c Rebels in Guatemala Threaten Capital City LODGE WARNS RUSSIA UN Unanimously Passes 'No Aid' to Guatemala G4ITHER RFXOVERING-—Bill Gaither, seriously wounded by bulle^ Policeman Jimmv Spann’s gun. is “slightly improved“ at Hendrick Memorial Hospital He had three minor wounds and one in the left abdomen and another in t e thest Deputy Sheriff Dovie Woodv. center, is one of the guards peeping watch ov^er GaHher R C    of Healdton, Okla . brother of Bill, is at the right. (Photo by Charles Cockerell)    ____________ FOR WIDOW, CHILDREN Jimmy Spann's Fund at $3,897 D--.a* ^ to die Jimmy Spann ation Fund reached S' 10 total Monday Th%>e indmied $J75 in Sunday’s mail and $494 received Monday tming. r^ticeman Jimmy Spann was in II gun battle with a fugi-uve last Thursday night in a Mer* Lot service station. Hi' (umTiil was conducted at the HighlAmi t'hurch of Christ at 10 a m Mivmlay. The f ."-d 't being r-.iNt-d tor Ivpvtit d hi' wut> Hv ami two --maU li.Ksdicn r. I*. ,'■> U' >roi’ O'-    ' ■ ■ IV v: '>«•" Re, > ti’ Nc * <    vho.'^ V !',,.)<* .'‘-'-'bie -n    Xpp-m'.adon i I.. ■>»'    o> V ■ H V, .}' .^w. -iw.'Uer i iV» 1    '    V t. m J li. f ic A.,'. A    ¡’“0 U M loif    ....... H VtiU'v    .    .. Reds (oniirm Holding 30 U.S. Civilians liFNKV.V The ChiikNC Com-nmntsts confirmeii today they arc holding JO American cnUtans in prison, but saul one civilian and a r.unit>er of military personnel jack listed by the I’nited Slates as de- t ii tamed were either dead or miss ing Tills intormalion was p.isstM to the I nited States in the tourlh mctding between representatives 01 the U S. and Chinese Communist delegations on the exchange of de-tsined persons The I'nited States agreevi to pt'r-mit 15 detaineti Chinese nationals to leave the I'nited Stales and return to the China mainlaml. The Chinese, on their sitk*. sup-phed preliminary information on the list of approximately 35 American civilian and military personnel believed by the I'mletl St.ites either to be in prison or to l>e prevented from leaving t’hina    1 Tlw Chinese said W t Winter.' a missionary, l ad b«‘en arrested :' for espionage, but ditnl in prison i Feb. 27. 1951. Winter was a mis-Sion worker in a leprosanum in Kiungsi Frovmee The Chinese did not say when any of those detained would be released—if at all ,T M Hooks. M. D........ Mrs. \V W King ......... Loel Dene Clark .......... Carolyn E Hays ........ Key City Drivc-Iti Theatre ... ... .......... Anonymous .    .       • Oil Transport Co......... Mrs James Alexander ... Ike W Jay    ........ Anonymous    ...... Tom Anglin Radiator Works    ------ 1. S. Perry Dental Lab. .. Mrs Glen Johnson . ..... S.im I Dryrien Mis Hert S Freeman 1 H Btvkham In.surance Mrs J.imes O Beck Mrs Ada Black ,    .... ,\non> mou.s .......... .1 -k Bryant ............ ^J.on^mous    ..    ----- Ctt\ XirtHirt Emplo^ees . i.awle." Cleaners Kdd Cregan H I. 'Rlackie Marvin Hester    ...... Vnonvmous .............. Bill Womack ......... Anonymous — ....... Luther Graves .......... Vlric .Anstead    ------- Oiticer Mien Hatchett — Mr. & Mrs. Michael T Ramsey ..... Mrs. M T Ramsey . F Koonce    — tieorge Logan ..... — Ralph Briley ,    .    . Dave Roves-Sheriff Jones County. Anson Grover Nelson's Food Store .VnonymouN      • James B Richards    ... James R Shields ....... Fuqua ...    ........ MiHwe .        — B Hildebraiui....... 2r».o(> ,5.00 300 5.00 10.00 25 00 100.00 1500 . 5.00 30 00 Hamrick D: ; W 1000 25 00 300 1000 1000 5uJ 1000 10 00 . 10 00 . 20 00 .. 2 30 . 800 . .5 00 . .5 00 .. 100 . 2 30 . 2 00 . 1 00 . 2 00 - 5 no .5 00 20 00 5oo; .. 10 00 . 3 00^ . 3 tk) .. 10.00 Citizens Bank Building Bids Called July 7 i Bids vvill be opened July 7 on the I new Citizens National Bank building. President Malcolm Meek an-t nounced Monday, j The big structure will be built ; ironimg a full block on Cypress 1 St. between North Fourth and North Fifth Sts. and extending back to the alley toward Cedar. It will include new banking quar-! ter.s. an eight-story office buildmg I topi^ by a iwo-siory tower, space ; for stores on the ground floor, and ; a parking garage above the street j level. Meek said plans and st>ecifica-1 tions have gone to a total ot 75 ' contractors including general, dec- j trical. mechanu'al and plumbing ; Contractors in .\bilene, San Antonio. Austin. Houston, Dallas and Fort W.irih are e\{HCted to submit bid.'. U will take a tew days after bids are ojieiied to t.Tbulale them, be-j fore contract can be let, .Meek ex-plaiiHxl, Meek estimates it will t.nke 15 months to erect the building alter work begins UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. Lf" —' The U.N. Security Council called unanimously last night for a ceasefire in Guatemala and for all U.N. members to withhold aid from the fighting forces there. The action came after the Soviet Union cast its 60th veto in council history on behalf of Guatemala’s leftist government. The veto defeated a motion to refer the Guatemalan complaint of aggression to the Western Hemisphere’s regional organization, the Organization of American States OAST U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., council president for June, said the Soviet veto showed obviously the Russians have "designs” on the Americas. He warned angrily: *T say to the Soviet delegate: Stay out of the Wesiem Hemisphere. Don’t try to start your plans and conspiracies here." Asks For Help Despite the Russian vote. Guatemala has already asked the five-member inter - American Peace ‘ Committee of the O.AS to help stop i the inv.asion against President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman’s government. The committee scheduled a ; meeting in Washington late today. 1 The cease-fire caJl was voted after Guatemalan Delegate Eduardo CastUlo-Arriola charged neighboring Honduras and Nicaragua, backed by the United States and the United Fruit Co.. had connived in an aggression against Gu' mala's territory by mercenary expeditionary forces. Lodge hotly defended his government and denied the charges. He said information available to the United States “strongly suggests that the situation does not involve aggression,” but a revolt of Guatemalans against Guatemalans. No Action Taken The council took no action on Guatemala’s request that it send i a peace observation commission at ; once “to prove the connivance” of Honduras and Nicaragua. The Guatemalan delegate told the council his country had been invaded from Honduras Friday by mercenaries and bombed by P47 He also produced the surprise charge that two fliers of U, S. citizenship had crash - landed, wounded, at Tapachula, Mexico, yesterday after an attack on Guatemala. In Mexico City, the Mexican air force chief of staff, Col. Carlos R. Bergunza de Victoria, said he had no report of any such incident. CHARLET LOCKHART Diminutive Charley Lockhart, Former State Treasurer Dies Charley Lockhart, 79. state treasurer, died in Hendrick planes of North American manu-! Memorial Hospital at 9:30 a m. facture, the latter coming from Monday. Nicaragua and Honduras. Scottered 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 l>oints got showers Sunday. Lufkin had .70 inch. Galveston .51, Houston M. Beaumont and Victoria .01. Traces fell at San Angelo and Swi .Antonio. LANDY BREAKS MILE RECORD WITH 3:58.0 TURKU. Finland J» — Australian miler John Landy today became the second in track and field history to shatter the four rninute mile barrier as be set a new world record with a clocking of 3:58 0 seconds. Roger Bannister of England was the first to break the four-minute barrier. He ran the mile in 3:59 4 May 6 at Oxford, England. Landy’s best previous mile was 4:01.6. which he did twice —the first at Turku May 31 and the second time a week later. Landy today also set a new world s record for 1.500 meters with 3:41.8 in the Turku Stadium. MARTIN TELLS FULL STORY WHAT'S NEWS ON THE INSIDE I TOTTERING EMPIRI - Fn-t r * irne» .'I Qft;- iei pcrtravinq the I tott*-r •'ig Frcfch f -pK'C Boge 8-B. . ESCAPE ATTEMPT -Gvo.J j Qi, IX cons.cti ♦ t' torce their wav out ot KOi .0. ‘1 ate Prs (v ■ Boge 5-.A, ' MAINE POLITICS " cvs I    piante    i    ■>>    MctJortnx. Page 3-B. NO excitement    .    of F-onch Qo>u-nnv 't co,. - ha uiy a nppie Poge 7 B. Fuss Over Money Caused Reign Of Terror Ending With Slaying Residents Told to Take (over TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras iB-Insurgent leaders announced today the bombing of Coban, a garrison town in central Guatemala, and threatened to bomb Guatemala City, the seat of President Jacob Arbenz Guzman’s Communist-supported government. All residents of the capital were urged in a clandestine radio broadcast of the Guatemalan anti-Com-munist “liberation army” to take cover—an obvious bid to shake the grip Arbenz has sought to damp on the country through the imposition of martial law. Told of Bombmg Headquarters of the resistance movement in Tegucigalpa told of the bombing of Coban yesterday in the land, sea and air campaign to overthrow the Arbenz regime. Coban is a town of about 7,000 population in the highlands 60 miles north of Guatemala City. The planes were reported to have taken off from Esquipulas. a southern Guatemalan town of 2.750 known chiefly for a Roman Catholic Church dating from 17^ and a figure of Christ carx'ed in j dark colored wood that is known ’ las" two'^brothers, Ben Lockhart of i as the Black Christ of Esquipulas. runerai    Snyder:;    The anti - Red leaders said their two sisters, Mrs. J. R. Cargill of i ground forces were pushing ahead u ■ ^,7-    :    Wichita Falls and Mrs. Juiia Coi-1 in a three-pronged drive aimed at the EUiott Rest Home. 1134 Mui-    Muskogee    Okla    - several! key rail and road communications berry St.. for about months.    nephews.    including    in the southern part of the cmmtry. He came here from Dallas, where    ^    Freeman    1249 Pecan I They contended the Arbenz govern- he had lived for the past four    ^    Lockhart    1026 Cher-    "as    making exaggerated ry'st., Joe' Lockhart’ and W. H. claims about its support ^oag ^    I    the    people aiwi thsA the rewlvhsoBt. I launched last Fnday, was winning more and more support. In New York. Guatemala’s delegate to the United Nations, Eduardo Castillo - Arriola, denied a series of rumors; 1. That fighting has broken out in Guatemala City. 2. That the chief of Guatemala’s army. CoL Carl«» Diaz, has taken refuge in a foreign embassy. 3. That a new invasion had begun from El Salvador. 4. That the Roman Catholic archbishop had fled. Castillo - Arriola, speaking on the basis of a telephone call frOTi Foreign Minister Guillermo Tori elio, said the only military action was taking place at Gualan. a towTi of 3.000 on the Motagua River in east Guatemala near the H<m-duran frontier former was a pioneer Baptist preacher. A half-brother. J. J. F. Lockhart, the father of Mrs. R. L. Freeman and Ivan S. Lockhart of Abilene, He had been ill for 10 days and' o''» »a* > P»"«' baptist preach-«■as <» tl« hospital around    ^ "’puSial ,s pending arrival "t daughter, ^r^c ^ relatives. Arrangements «ill be > *»"• Charles Lockhart Jr. of Dal- announced by Elliott’s Home. Mr. Lockhart had be?n living in 1 years For 18    all    of    Abilene, of Scurry Count}.. a post to which | he was elected in 1900. In 1919 he I went to Austin to serve as bookkeeper to the sergeant of arms during the 36th sessiown of the Tex- ; as legislature. Retired In 1941 In 1930. the 45-inch man was elected to the state treasurer s office. He retired in 1941 because of ill health. Bom .Aug- 27. 1875 in Dallas County, the politician lived mostly : in Wek Texas before going to Aus- j tin.    I His father, J. C. R. Lockhart.! The Martins were living at 12018 South 15tb St. She claimed Hobbs. N M when Patricia decid- Gaither was her husband and ed to return to her husband and they spent the night there, their three children in Kansas Martin said PatriCia claimed he An argument over money touched off the reim of terror that cost Patrolman Jimmy L. Spann his liie in the line of dutv.    »ineir inree cmaucn m            ^    —-- ----------- The trouble started Wrc ht the! Uter. Pstr.cia a,id the family o«ed her $191 arid-raised sc mucu, in the VA l^n fraud c^es «as , home of W E. Martin at 1976 j returned to Hobbs and stayed about j sUnk about it Aat he ask^ ..hem to enter a pica of guilty to the in- • Sayle.«! Blvd It ended in a tragic two months Hayfer Fraud Trial Slated Wednesday By GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-.Newi Staff Writer LUBBCHTK. June - The first trial in the cases of Abilenians charged with fraud in connection with VA housing loans is set for Wednesday morning in U. S. Court here before Judge T. Whitfield Davidson A mail fraud case against Worth B. Andrews went to trial Mondavi morning .Andrew s. formerly of j Snyder, is accused ot using U. S ; mails to sell worthless stock in Th.vnlynn Corp Guili.v Plea Today Taylor W Long, Jr.. cwic of the eight .Abilenians under indictment Mistrial Declared In Cose of Ex-DA HOUSTON vP—The jury deadlocked yesterday in the trial of former Dist. Atty. William H. Scott, charged with aiding and abetting operation of a bawiMy house. It was discharged and a gun battle at Merkel. But the whole of the story goes back over a period of two years. Martin revealed in an interview Sumlay. During that t'eriod he paid medical expenses for his wife’s sister. Patricia. Patricia had lived with the Martins after she left “on her own” from a Kansas hospital where she was a TB patient, Martin related. “They had a fuss and Patricia’s husband and the children left and relumed to Kansas. ’ Martin said. It was about that time she gave Martin three $50 bills to help take care of the medical bills he had paid for her. he said. BUI Gaither Shows Up .Abmil six weeks ago, Patricia and Bill Gaither came to the Martin home, which at that time was at 1 I to lea\e. not once but five times j dictmeni against him immediately mistrial declared. “Gaither, on leaving the house,' before Judge Davidson recessed remarked that next time ’There CY>urt Monday aftemocm will be blood.* ”    i Long is named in five counts of Martin went to Officer C V g l(K .Hint indictment on the basis Strickland, who lived nearby, and , talse crtxiit reports filed with was told to call the police depart- the VA regional office in Lubbock Annual Educational Tour... for Rooortff Nfwi tart<«fx h hetn onoouncod- tbu year tor Son Antonio Carriers who a«t tbair quota ot •lAiscriptiam mokt th* trip--oil t«per»*t poid. ment the next time they came and caused a di.«lurbance Trio Demaads $158 It was Thursday, while Martin was on the job near Coleman, that ho learned there “was trouble at mv hkvuse " Gaither Patncia and Rose Mase. 18. had come to the house about 2 p m An argument arose orer money. This time they wanted $150 Mrs Martin attempted to call the officers, but Gaither pulled a 32 automatic and slapped her.. Martin said. Patricia and Gaither kept Mrs Martin and Mrs WüUe Joe Jame.» in the living room, while the 18- i year-old girl kept Martin s daugh-1 ter. Tonya Sue. 7. and Mrs. i James’ daughter, Paula. 2. in a bedroom The jury deadlocked 9 to 13 f«»" acquittal after 27 hours of deliberation, Scott can be tried again on the same charges, but no decision on this w\i readied immediaiely. ui order to obtain housing loans f.ir \eterans W c Hayter. Jr., will go to    .    , trial Wednesday mormng on two, |o DC Mamaa Ul«S indictments which have been con-1 solidated His attorney, Davis Scarborough, joined with .Assistant j I. S .Attorney Warren Loi.an in a motion ;isking Judge Davidson ^ 10 '.tmsoiidate the indictments In Numerical Order Judge Davidson granted Logan’s requtv, ;o try Hay ter s case ahead of oUiers although :t was out of 'uimerv.'vxl otxier He then told Scar* boroug;-. that the cases agsinst other .\bilenians would be tried in . numeri'.al order, , In thl^ order they would be Ray-’ nuuHl Tb.^mason. Sr . on a second 1 tfidiciiiieni against him which re- ^ suited in a trial last month ended * Yauth Hurt an Way GREENVIUX. Tex JB-Chartes Clinton. 19. of Dallas died today of injuries he received in an automobile wreck Friday, the day he was to hav e been married. He was alone in his convertible w hen It plunged into a creek about s mile and a half south of Caddo Mills. Clinton had been en route to IjConard to pick up his m<Mher for the wedding ceremony in Dallas. THE WUIHEK A short tune later Mrs H R ' in a hung jury; Raymond Thoma HOW CArTlVES WERE HELD—Officers W L Wood M. C. Farris and W. T. Davis show how they were ordered to sit disarmed on the floor by gunman Willard Gaither. Also ordered to sit on tne floor was W. E. Martin, right. at whose home Gaither began a reign of terror that ended with the death of Patrolman Jimmy J. Spann. Gaither sat on the sofa. (Staff Photo) Price. Mrs Martin’s aunt, came to the house for a visit. Gaither . pointed the gun at her and ordered her to sit dowTi Pru'e re- : mained in a car outside fm ssvme time and then came to the house. | too, vvas ivrdered by Gaither j to sit down. Patricia then look Mrs Martin! to a number of stores in an at-tiinpt to cash two $75 checks but t|wv failed Martin saW Patricia told Mrs Martin she had a gun in her purse and would use it if she had to. Meanwhile. Martin had rriurned to Abilene and called officers. He met them at South I9th St. and Sayles Blvd and they followed * him to th# house at 1976 Sayles Blvd Gaither held the gun on Martin See TERROR. Pf. 1-A. Cei. S »00 Jr , Monty Don Thomason.! \Vel<K»n L Russell. Mrs Helen Mc-Murry. and C. G. Steptwns Judge Davidsivn has indicated he will be in LubKvk all of this week and about half of next week to try the eases .At least four of these case» will be tried before Judge Davidson without a juiy Scarborough has indicated that he would request no jury in the cases against the three Thomasons and Mrs McMur* ry and U^an agreed to this re-que^. I. s. m:r%«TMT;\T or co.mmh»ce WI>:«THLR BlXIAl .xaiLKXK vxn viciMTv r*w ta p*rtb ck»uai> »»d    hot    Maod*y «Md Taeiri*'' rtMktiikli «kíep scttwwO sHowsr»    both    (Usr HUfh i-snip«ritur* both day» M*r UefT««, U'* Vo«,1*y «ifW NORTH CKNTRXl XNO W l"2kT TLX XS ckwoy »«4 **r« ihrmtfh Tu«wUs *iih    1*1« upo* or    thAioatnao««» K-XST VNO -'-OITM CKNTRXl. TfcXXS —Pjirtly dUuvlv *»e »«-HI ihrtMMlh TV»*«-é*j with vkHiriv    thwwhfrshew««. «**.- ih« cvv»*i. Woa*r*i« W toc*ib «oulhw-l> »usd« <w ih* C*»it TEwrEa.tn aca Mm a M. 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