Abilene Reporter News, June 21, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDYMDHMNG'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXIII, NO. 367 ÀMOciated Prm§ (AP) ABÏLËNÉ, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, 1954—TEN PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Guatemalan Army Plans Taxicab' Fight ADMITS ERROR McCarthy 'Truce' to Offers Hensel -III    .. UP AGMNST THE WAM. OR ELSE — Patrolman W. T. Davis, left, and W. L. Wood, right, demonstrate how Bill Gaither forced them to lean against the wall! hursday m the W. E. Martin home at 1976 Sayles Blvd. (Staff Photo by Bob Gulley) CAPTIVE AT GUNPOINT FOR HOURS 'Afternoon of Terror WASHINGTON. June 20 i.P-H. Struve Hensel said today Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis> admitted he had no factual basis for charges he made against Hensel and offered to withdraw them if it could be done without making the senator appear a “damn fool.'’ Hensel. assistant secretary of defen.se who was dismissed as a principal midway in the McCar- i EDITOR S NOTE Here is the first half of the story of tlie reign of terror at the W. K. Marlin residence as gun-wielding Billy Gaither held men. women and children captive before his menacing gun The second part will appear Tuesday morning By STI ART 1 HILTON Money ’ A five letter word that can some times cause trouble and in some instances even death. The shooting spree which took the life of Abilene Policeman Jimmy J. Spann at Merkel Thursday night followed that pattern. As W the reign plained “it began a long time ago * “It a!! began about two year* ago when Patricia, my wife's sis ter, asked us to come up and see (tinued. “After the vacation we re-her. She was in a TB hospital in | turned to our home in Hobbs. N. M. the northwest part of Kansas. I've j and shortly thereafter I was transferred to San .\ngelo. I paid all medical expenses for Patricia while we were there. “We soon returned to Hobbs as I went to work for another company. Pat returned with us and I continued to pay for medical expenses and other expenses incur' forgotten the name of the town. “Pat left the hospital on her own without telling the hospital E. Martin, at whcwe home J people an>nhing about it. We then of terror started, ex- j took a vacation and she went with us. We visited relatives in California and I paid all the expenses." TOTAL CLIMBS TO $3,403 Moil Brings Good News; $375 Added to Growing Sponn Fund The Sunday morning mail brought good new s for Mrs Jim- j tny Spann and her babies. Verda. , 4 and Jimmy. 10 months    i It brought an additional lu.> from 23 I'onlnbutors for Uie Jim-my Spann Appreciation Fuml. | The total now stands at 403 10 , Policeme". Jimmy Spann was fatally shot in a gun battle with a fugitive Thui stiay night in a Merkel service station His funeral will be held Monday    | Out of lowner^ joint'd with Abi-lenians m bov»sting the fund Sunday. In the mail sai k wore check from friends in Sweetwater. .\n-son and Dall.es. Gift.s may be brought or mailed to the .\bi!ene Keporter-.\cws ' i hevKS should tie made pa\at>k to ihe Jimmy Spanu Appreciatiou , Fund.    j The fund w ill be uveJ for the, tH'nofit of the widow and two small' children.    I The li.'-l of donor> to date - iirst ones are ihoM* received iitaiay . ' KeiHirlel News K k M Bank t'ltiiens Hank Key City Kiwanis Anonymous Anonymous Mayor C E Galhn J Floyd Malcolm Dr w‘ D Rich A C StHgt Jim Paulk G G. Filihugh Mr aiHi Mrs J V. Waldrop Rut hie Boiulield Anonymous $,HlO tkl ,nlU iHi . .wlOik) 25t>U0 . 10 00 .    5    00 .. 10 00 . tono , 10 00 . $00 .10 00 .. 5 00 . 10 00 .. 5 00 . 500 Independent Loan Co  25 00 E V. Sellers .      ‘5    00 Ba.ss Drug Co     ..1000 J D MiddlebriH>ks ........ 5 00 Anonymou-s    — 20 00 Ge^n ge E Morns —    5    00 Abilene Savings .Vssn.    ..    100 00 Nell McFall      5    00 Charles W Clarke .......10    00 Louis I Ward ........ 5    00 H Weltman      5    00 F & M Bank Club ......    136 00 Thurman AUison —..    2.00 I'harlos Mc.ad ............5 00 r B Hicks ............ 5 00 .\nunymous    .    ..    5 00 Mr 6; Mrs LUnd MeCartv    ‘.»00 1 adie.N Auxiliary V F W Fast 2012    '-5    00 t.uy \V McCarty, Jr    .. . 10 00 \non\mous      5.00 Employees ot M&M. \uto Works    ..    6    00 Frances Ostvorne— city employee    ......2 iW Ros-s KempT HP ......5 00 Ntvl Perceful MVl of n PS    5    00 V L Brown Lie A WT of DPS    5 00 t'olUH'ted at Hub Evans .Service S’at ion 241» block of South 1st St By friends of the Spanns     21    10 M6.M Auto Work.s ...... 25    00 .Anonymous ...... 100    00 Highland Church of Christ      10    00 Don W. BracLshaw    5 00 Geochemical Surveys    .    25    00 Martin, a native of Merkel, con- £pj. groceries and the like.“ “Pat stayed with us in Hobbs for about six weeks and then she decided she wanted to go back to her home in Kansas where her husband and three children were living.” kiartui said a short while later Paincia. her husband and three children came to Hobbs and stayed about two months. Mr Sr and .Mrs S. H Jcnnmgs. 5.00 Collision Kills Wingate Youth One iH'rsun was killed and thrcH' polled her injuries consisted of it lured — 1'^« o*    critically \ multiple fruelures Pruitt was re- cra.sh 20 j jHirttxl as suffering from a brokeh III a head-on, two-cai mile* south of Abilene on V. S 277 early Sunday morning. Killed ibdantly was Tommy Ray t nsey. 15. son of Mr and Mrs. Jixieph Ca.sey, Ht 2. Vtui gate Injured enlically are t a.sey s brother and eompannm Richard, and a p.issenger in the other Clara Natalie Morns. 19 19. car. Roby Driver of the olher car vva.i in Jured alightly. He U Jerry Muri Pruitt, 19. of 1717 Walnut St The thret ca.sualtie.s were hi ought to Hendrick Memorial Hospitnl by Kiker Warren amhu lance. Rtchard Casey’s injune* ennsist of a crushed chest and a broken thigh, hi* physician said lliat Morris* physician re right leg am! is in “gootl condition “ The Highway Patrol reported the meideiil mcurred when a 1947 Clievrolet l>eliev»'d to have neen driven by Richard Casey col-IkUhI with Pruitt * autoinohiie Both autas were .severely damaged. the Highway Patrol said. The Ca.sev auto was headed smith and Pruitt’s north, officer* said .Amhulanee drivers had to go through the rear pari of the Casey auto to remove the brothers Miss Morris is a stmlent here at Diaughon * Practical Business College, a funeral hom« spokesman said. Investigating the accident were Highway Patrolmen W. A. Jacob and Donald Joy, F. L. Willis .....5 00 Bryan Dunagin. .Merkel .. 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. James A. Reiger . — ■ ..... 5    00 W E. Yawn    .    5    oo MTlliam L. Richardson    .. 1 Ot» B H. Boney ........... 5    OU T D. McCarty .    .. ..... 5    00 Anonymous  .......... 10    00 Bob .Alexander ............ 5.00 Windsor Garage ...... 25    00 Childers k Childers ...... 5    (» .Anonymous      5    00 Schuk k Webb    25    00 Mr k Mrs. Carroll Dicken- ,*ion      •    10    V» Billie McCook ...........5    W .Aiionymous      10    00 Mr & Mrs T F. Tracey      3    00 Anonvmous      10    00 H W Dobbvn .....   10    00 •Anonymous      3    <» Dr S B Estes    10    00 Spenc'e-Hartman of .Abilene. Inc.    25    00 Harold Drillmg Co    25    (W Mrs Jack D Landrum    10 00 Abilene Indetvendcnt Auto Dealers. .Assn    100    00 Tlie follow mg Iiidctvcndent .Auto l>ealers    149    t» Ben F. .McGlolhlin k St>ns. Automobile Auction Co. Abilene Auto Service Taylor County WrcA'kmg Co. B B Hendrix S. N Baggett T R. Webb Automobiles Huie Lamb Motors Morris Oliver Motors M A Staggs Motors Thftd HaU F. W. Couch .Autas Rose Finance Co Ches McGlolhlin Ageiuy Texas Wrecking Co John Owens Sam Maser Motors Stuvall Motors John Gray Motors V 0 Dunn Medical Arts Pharmacy    .w»Oi» Anonymous    tOOO Ray Trammell    5    00 John H Dor Ion. Dallas    $25 (X» Melton B Harp. Sw eetw ater 2 (» Lawrence Funeral Home. Anson    ...    5    (Ki W. M Love      -’OO H. Wiley N’oiwihhI ........ 15    00 J M Hooks. M D. .....    25iW Mis. W, W King   ...... 5    tXl I tvel IVne Clark    . .. . 3 i» Garolyn E Hay s ----- 51» Key City Drive-In The.Ure    B'OO .Anonymous    .... 25 tW Oil Trani.|x»rt Co    . 100 tX) Mrs James Alexander .    15<Xl Ike W Jay    5txi Anonymou.'.    •    .    <*0 Tom Anghn Radiator Works    .. I. S Perry IVntal Lab .25« Mrs Glen Johnson    3 « Sam L. Dryden    tO « Mrs Bert S Freeman ..    10« L H Beckham Insurance 8 « Mrs James O Beck    10    « Mrs .Ada Black ....    10« Telai la dale ......  l3.4M.tO thy-Army hearings, said he refused McCarthy’s offer without a “confession of error’’ and “that confession Sen. McCarthy refused to make publicly.” This latest echo of the seven-week hearings came as Hensel released an affidavit which he submitted for inclusion in the record. Ba.sed on what it contains, he said, “The motion to dismiss the charges against me should be revived and passed unanimously with a severe rebuke to Sen. McCarthy.” Hensel sent the affidavit with a letter dated June 16 to Sen. Mundt 'R-SD». who presided over the hearings. He released it for publication today at the Quantico, Va., Marine Corps base where he and other Defen.«:e Department officials are concluding a four-day confer-encft Mundt declined to comment on Hensel's statements, but said the committee will decide in executive session whether to include the document in the record. No date has been fixed for the group’s next meeting, he said. McCarthy was not available for comment. After the hearings ended last Thursday, he left for a i week's vacation without saying where he was going. But Sen. Jackson <D-Wash\ a subcommittee member, said in an interview “it is inconceivable" that the subcommittee would tackle any new investigations before di^KNunx oi charifes pending against members of its own staff, i NOMINEE SHOT — Albert L. Patterson, winner of Alabama’s Democratic nomination for attorney general on an anti-vice platform, was shot to death in Phenix City, Ala. He was killed by a gunman as he sat in his car. The Alabama governor has ordered National Guard troops into Phenix City. Troops to Move In Civilian Cars TEGUCIG.4LP.A. Honduras, June 20 (APV-President Jacob Arbenz Guzman of Guatemala was reported ready-i ing a “taxicab army” tonight for a counterblow and perhaps a showdown battle against the anti-Communist invaders of his country. i Leaders of the “liberataion army” who said their 5,000 men consisted entirely of Guatemalans, declared their three-pronged invasion was well advanced toward the Pan-Ameri-, can Highway near the* Salvadorean border. ■ But .Associate Press Correspond- j-——— ent Jack Rutledge in Guatemala j delayed much longer, said the government had ordered j president Arbenz was reported ; all private automobiles comman- i jq be in personal charge of de-deered, and had put guards over j fgnse strategy, and it was specu-all gasoline stations to prevent j    |^g    might have in mind sales to private owners,    j    g,, emulation of the famous “taxi- I He said the cars were being mo-1 ggj, armv” which France rushed up bilized to move troops, and that;    ^jame    in World War I to a decisive phase in the battle for j    Germans from Paris. Guatemala might be reached in 48 , j{,g g Embassy in Guatemala hours.    .    also was reported concerned by a He quoted Guatemalan army of-1 ¡-¡sing “anti-American” campaign ficers as saying no field action had ^j^g oap^al. It was reported been fought in the three-day old ^laking plans to evacuate the 1.200 revolution against the Red-backed Americans in Guatemala. The em-regime, but that action could not ANOTHER VETO Soviet Demands UN Act on Guatemola I NITED NATIONS. N Y , June , Russia’s Delegate Semyon K. « -.f* — Russia today vetoed an | Tsarapkin. with Guatemala giving 3.0«, American-backed proposal to shunt    agreement,    stood    aside    and Guatemala’s complaint of aggrts-sion to the Organization of American States and demanded that    approve    a    resolution U N. Security Council    ;    France calling for an immediate c*»e. It was M^ow s 6(Hh veto ^ in the Security Council. “They had a fuss and Patricia’s] DCCIICCC AMBULANCE husband the the children left and    MfVID returned to Kansas. “It was about that time she gave me three $50 bills to help i take care of the medical bills 1 I had paid for her. I also had told f her. after I saw how she treated her children, not to come back to ' our house She then began to phone I and write us for money and I sent K.A.NS.AS CIT\, June 20 I to t^gr. ’    .    President    Harry    Truman Bnnging the story on up to date. | uUo Martin said: “.About six weeks ago Patricia and Bill Gaither came to my house here We were living at 2018 South 15th St. then She claimed Gaither was her husband and they silent bassy described the situation as “ver>'. very serious.” A spokesman at the “Liberation Army” headquarters here of Col. Carlos Castillo Armas, leader of the Guatemalan resistance movement. said the invaders were moving toward Jutiapa. a town of 5.000 some 45 miles south of Guatemala City and miles north of the El Salvador border. The rebels also were po'mted toward Asuncion Mita, a town of 13 miles northeast of Juli- apa. pennilt«i the Council.    ' The    !!id «¿1 plane, J Guatemala where uprisings against , the government have been report^ ; ed. Tie said small-scale uprisings Proposal Passed    f had occurred at Tutonicapan, The French proposal, passed , vihich has a population of 9.5«; unanimously by the ll-member Retalhuleu, 7.5«; and Huehueten-Council. also urged all l^.N. mem- ’ ango, 6.0«, which is farther north bers to refrain from assisting any and close to the Mexican border. “He had a gangrenous gall bladder.” Dr. Graham said. “He had been in considerable pain since Friday night when he first became ill but he wouldnT ride to the hospital in an ambulance.” Mr. Truman didn't want “all that commotion” and hospital attendants said he refused an offer 104lh Grand Jury to Open Probes Today prise The 104lh District Court grand I brief jury will consfno at 9 a in. Mon- j day in the Taylor County Court- j and a few hours later underwent an emergency operation for removal of his gall bladder and appendix. His personal physician. Dr Wal-lace Graham, described the plucky the night with us. Exerything was; “®-.'^ar-oid former presidents con-I friendly.    excellent    today. ! “.About two weeks ago they I came back. My wile called me at my office and a.sked that 1 come I home as she w as having some ! trouble w uh them, j “I went home and Patricia claimed I owed her $191. They ‘ r.iised .so much stink about it that I not only asked them to leave our hou.se one time but five times “Gaither, on leaving the house, remarkevl that next time 'There will be blood ' " “Immediately after this I went to Officer C V Strickland who lived near my home and he asked i me if 1 knew the license numbe-: of the car they were driving. 1 ! told him 1 didn't. He advise<l me I that the next time they cam-' and I caused a disturb.'>nce to call tnc ■ police departmoi.t I “I was on the joo alt day Thurs-' day at Silver Valley near Cole man Starting hack to Abilene I flipped on my and a few got a tall from Art Baldwin in , his office who said Willie Jtvc James had told l im there was ! trouble at my house ” I Martin tlu'n leiattxl that Mis I Jame.s was at Martin s home when Gaither, Patricia, and lUvse Mae ' .Mase. 18. came there about 2 ■pin Thuriwlay. Martin's 7year-old daughter. Tom a Sue. and ; j^^er ottu-er Mrs James' daughter. Paula, evening He were playing uv the yai-d    I An argument aro.>e over the | I monev This time they wanuni i Sl.H» Mrs Martin attempt'd to u*e | i the teleplione to call the oilHYrs. * I but Gaither punt'd a 32 automatic ) ! and sl.iptHxi her, Martin said. 1 “The children wei-e brvuight in ; : tl\e hmise and the '8 y ear-old girl: 5 Kept them in the betinxmt while | Pat and Gaither kept my wife j and Mr.s James in the living i i tHvm I “A .short time later my wife’s ■ aunt. Mrs H H Price, ciune to j st'e my wife on a friendly visit Immetliately yptni entering the living room Gaitlier pointed the gun at her and onlered her to sit down. Price, who had accompan- Truman in Good Condition After Emergency Operation of a wheel chair to take him to '“^7“forn«r president « as taken | Comm.ss,on wtll meet    in    „„17;: to surgery at 12:30 o'clock 'CST'| «astangton « ' ^    Pu ■fx—Exwalked ‘ party in the fighting in Guatemala, j Even though the Russian action killed the resolution by Brazil and Colombia to send the matter to the Inter - American Organization, it was certain the matter w lU be ot a ;neei chatr to take him <« !'’’^Cn" ¿“are his room. Resistance headquarters claimed Guatemalan soldiers “iire deserting to our side " but gave no estimate of the number. Col. Rodolfo Alervdoza. former Guatemalan air force chief now aiding the invaders. broadcast an appeal to government fliers to desert. The headquarters said Guate-railroad. the vital line ____ ,    ^     Puerto    Barrios,    on the this morning and w as returned to ! discussion    of the Guatemalan fight-1    Caribbean, with the capital and his room at 3 a m. but Dr. Gra-    in«-    ‘    San Jose on the Pacific had been ham said the actual operation took The Council was startled to hear , cut by the rebels between Puerto only a little more than an hour.    a charge    by Guatemalan .Ambas-    ;    Barrios and Guatemala City, near Mrs. Truman and her sister,    sador Eduaido Castillo-Arriola that    a tow n called Morales. Some fight- Mrs George Wallace, w ailed anx-, a plane which made a bombing run iously just outside the surgery ' over Guatemala crashed at Papa-room’ during the operation and re- chula. Mexico, and two Americans mained at the hospital until dawn. ; were aboard. Mexican authorities Mrs. Truman returned to ^ the    in Mexico City they had no hospital at 9 a m. «10 a m.. EST ! report of the incident. Government after a few hours sleep She    control authorities there said brought a father's day gift for Mr. j^^re had been no landing at Tapa-Truman from daughter Margaret,    jjy a damaged plane. who is    ^ U «.1 tho (irst time the Security Stock show in Pennsylvania. Hospital attendants' said the for mer president w,i* able to complain a little this morning. ing was reported in that sector, although the Guatemalan army has claimed it has made no ground contact yet with the invaders. Other invading units were reported striking out to cut the rail line farther inland, between Za-capa and Chiquimuia. ab< ut 65 miles northeast of Guatemala City. Resistance headquarters said their forces were in Puerto Barrios but conccdtHl that key port was cat mg “that he is coming along just beautifully.'* Dr. Gral.am said his patient probably would leave the hospital in about 10 days if his recovery followed a typical course. The usually vigorous ex-president first became ill at the out- Council has held an extraordinary Sunday session since the Korean -„oi officially in our hands." Th« indi- " began four years ago.    i    rebels earlier claimed to be hold- The meeting was marked by a ing both Puerto Barrios and San shouted demonstration by a man j Jose, but those claims had been in the public gallery and by a denied by the government, spirited exchange between Henry ! The invaders said Cabot Lodge Jr. United States i chief delegate and Council president. and Tsarapkin. a rebel flier flew dose to Puerto Barrios yesterday and radioed he w as a member of the air force and wanted , ,    ^    ,    to    land.    On    receiving    permission. Tsarapkin said the Guatemalan ^ scooped low and machine- reb- He^'^hfd'iîoîÎMÎ^ie    gvinnevf fuel tanks, which the a    ->1 eta.myd. «yre__,ej af,re._ nuvhile telephone, miles from Abilene 11    ” invesugate the murder | of .Abilene City Policeman Jimmy j Spann anuvng a large numlvr of | other complaints which iuve been; tiled with justu'e I'ourts since the j adjiuirnment ot 42nd District Court woveriU weeks ago Willarvi Frank    response hn iBilly» Gaither is charged wiihj    ®    ^ the muiMer ot Spann    , Gaitht'r w as shot five times in j «H>rrating room. a gun b.vttle with Spann and «n ’    ' the audience by playing part in the play ' Call Me Madam” based on tht' career of one of Mr Truman’s favorite persons. Perle Mesta. Washington hostess and former ambassador to Luxembourg Truman kept his good spirits both before and after the operation A nurse who asked him if his sv'daiives had helped got a to the Inter Amencan Organiza-See RF.I). Page 4-A. Col. 1. The rebels dropped leaflets by See Gl ATEMAL.A. Pg. 5-A. Col. I said as she wheelvid him into the m at Merkel Thursday IS still m a serious Hemlnck .Memorial See TERROR. Page I A. Col, 1 condition Ih'spit.d The grand jury panel ot 16. from vv hich 12 vv ill Ih' seU'Ctcd Mondav includes B K Brookreson and Kenneth M Prestim. Jr. both of Tva l'evia. RiUie .McCaslaiHl, Brad ! shaw H T Askins. Tye Earl Hughes. Jr Merkel. Sam Beam. 'Route 2. Abilene R J 'lilfany. ' 76.5 Davi.-i Dr. Hon K Barlwv. I 777 Flmw iKvd Dr . Kouln'n Anton. ' 3768 W iKHiridge Dr • Sh.^nnon P Cox. Jr . 4065 .Avondale St . A S Hawes. 2441 South tiHh St : Err'd J Lvbrand, Jr. 5« Hawthorne St ; Harold D Austin, «2 River ertsA l>r ; Hugh Bowie, 1517 Washington Blvd . J G Milks. Trent. James R Neely, lt.50 Belmont Blvd. THE WEATHER I « OKexaTMIXT OI COMWSÄiK hi xthi;« Ki ri «I XBILI.VK VMV VUIMTV - l**rtb I'k' idLv    wiih    widep    .»«•íw'wh» •Bd »»«'"«S    Xt.mdw    •»<* TViiKtft.' 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