Abilene Reporter News, June 23, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas POSSIBLE SHOWERSffje Abilene 3Repor ter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron MORNING VOL. LX1II, NO. 369 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1954-TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10e Bombs Hit Honduras; Rebels Shift HQ Post FLOOD SWEEPS FORT DODGE—Muddy waters of the flooding Des Moines River were up to eight feet deep as they rolled through the southwest residential section of Fort Dodge, Iowa, where damage has been estimated at $500,000. More than 100 homes in the area were under water as were scores more in other sections in the city. This picture was taken from the Bennett viaduct which was closed to vehicular traffic when it was feared it would collapse. Union Rejects pfood U.S. Steel Wage Otter PITTSBURGH. June 22 »'-The CIO United Steelworkers powerful 170-member Wage Policy Committee today flatly turned down a contract offer submitted by U S Steel Corp., bellwether of the industry, i David J. McDonald, president ot j Crest Nearing City DBS MOINES. June 22 .P—This city of 178.000 was in an official slate of emergency tonight as residents responded to a call to prepare themselves for their greatest flood. Gov. William S. Beardsley, the steelworkers union, said at a meantime, called on President Ei news conference immediately after j senhower to designate 19 flood the policy makers meeting that U S. Steel s proposals are “completely unsatisfactory.” U S Steel had no comment The union chief declined to say what the company offer included, but U was reliably reported that he stricken Iowa counties as disaster immediately. Your city govern-areas so they may qualify for fed- ment will do everything within its eral aid.    !    power to protect the levees which BEFORE JURY W. 0. Hayler Fraud Trial Opens Today BY GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-News Staff Writer LUBBOCK, June 22—Trial of Abilenians charged in connection with VA housing loan frauds will be resumed in U. S. court here Wednesday morning with W. O. Hayter, Jr., going on trial on two indictments. The Hayter case will be followed by those of Raymond Thomason, Sr., Raymond Thomason. Jr., Monty Don Thomason and Mrs Helen McMurry. Set for Monday morning, the trials were delayed by the mail fraud case of Worth B. Andrews, formerly of Snyder, who was convicted Tuesday. Andrews was found guilty on a 7 count indictment alleging he used the U. S. mail in a fraudulent scheme to sell stock in Thynlynn Corp., to’ govern themselves accordingly and j buy Scurry and Nolan County oil leases. “This city is faced w ith the worst flood situation in its entire history. It is no time for panic. People who cannot stand the predicted flood stage should move to safety immediately. Business and manufacturing establishments should take note and The Des Moines crisis mounted steadily. The tiood is due to go three feet higher than any previously known we have and to protect life and property. The Des Moines River flows directly through the center of the told his Wage Policy Committee the t H.-th a crest ¿f ^ to 30 feet by ¡city. It runs through a secondary corporation offer amounted tu a Thtti>day morning. It is rolling residential area and-past the busi package of less than five cents an s sj0Wkiy dovvn the p** \foines River! ness, commercial and railroad dis-hour.    “    "    Ä The union chief is also reported to have told the committee that some persons of high position with V S. Steel wouki welcome a strike. McDonald reportedly made no j basin from Boone, 60    miles up stream. Mayor Joseph Van    Dresser’s proclamation of a flood    emergency ;    was coupled with this    word from mention ot the.e persons'by Mnie |    City Manager Leonard    Howell: but did tell the committee that I S. Steel Chairman Benjamin F. Fairless was not included in the statement The union president said a*, the news conference that the Wage Policy Committee “voted complete confidence in .and approved the report of the international «union1 .ifficers on tne state of negotiations ” trict. The main business district is out of reach of flooding. Large * scale sandbagging of levees was under way. Disaster evacuation centers were being prepared. "» --   ■1 -*— UNITED NATIONS. N.Y., June 22 -F*—Guatemala’s leftist govern- Free Japan Key to Defense In Pacific, Asia, Ike Says indictment and in two counts j ment.tonight vailed for a second urgent meetntg of the U.N. Security Council to be held tomorrow, but the council president indicated he would not call it. Ambassador Eduardo Castillo Arriola dispatched late today to Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., U.S. delegate and council president for Batchelor's Wife Not Coming to U.S. TOKYO. Wednesday. June 23 T Mrs. Kyoko Batchelor. Japanese wife of Cpl. Claude Batchelor, said todsv she had no plans to go to the United States where her husband faces court martial. The Army announced Monday that Batchelor, who first elected to stay with the Chinese Communists in North Korea and then changed his mind, would be tried for his relations with the enemy His wife has been waiting to go to his family home in hermit. Tex She said today that Batchelor had asked her to wait until after the trial. Batchelor met Kyoko when he was on duty in Japan bctore the Korean war Kyoko lives with her parents in Tokyo, t THE WEATHER r • Birsvntt-Hi or roiMisii WIUHIK Hl Kl XI aiilknk am» vuimty pmUs *‘k>ody '< iO> wid*ly eeelWfwl thumWrUK'wvr« Wrdnndur Psil!' cloudy and fOntMUOd to*» TtHWMUs Kiçtl Ik da « «fir Si »»¡I tow Wrd»f«J*> »um i ¡:\ w ,ii m WASHINGTON. June 22 coprésident Eisenhower declared it ¡s “absolutely mandatory'’ to this nation's security that Japan be spared from falling under the domination of the communism spreading over Asia. In an address before the National Editorial .Assn., Eisenhower indicated that the pieser-\ation of a free Japan is the key* si.»ne of American policy in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. If tin* Kremlin and the rulers of j Red China are able to control the i vast resources of Asia and give ! Japan the task of providing naval j strength, the President said, the Pacific < »aid become “a Commu* ! nist lake ‘ j Speaking with utmost seriousness to tin* convention of editors ‘ of President declared Japan to be i the “key to the defense” of the Western Pacific , Reminding the editors that “truth Comprises more than knowledge.“ the President said he frequently j hear-, more kinds of assertion which in themselves are truths but I which must be tempered with w isdom and understanding. Such assertions, he said, were: 1. That the United States cannot I carry all the nations of the free world on its shoulders and should stop “international “giveaway programs.” It is very true, the President said, that we cannot by our own efforts make any not ion free, 2. That this country should not i| allow our allies to trade with the Reds Said Eisenhower It is of course true Judge T. Whitfield Davidson set Andrews’ sentencing for 2 p.m. Friday. Hayter is named In four counts in one in another. Judge Davidson Monday granted a motion to consolidate the two indictment*. The defense joining with the government in the motion. The six counts are based on applications to purchase houses and ^ contracts to purchase homes filed : June, a formal telegram asking with the VA regional office here in for the meeting because, he said, the loan applications of Richard i “acts of aggression” against Dillingham. James Glenn Gautney Guatemala are continuing, and J L. Poor    I    Before that definite demand for ....    »    ■    j    u    ,    -    '    a meeting was received, a spokes- Hayter will be tried before a j fQr lhad state<i that it jury. The three Thomasons and was doubtful that there would be a Mrs. McMurry will be tried before meeting in view of the fact that Judge Davidson without a jury. j the Guatemalan situation is before In a pre-trial hearing Tuesday the Organization of American afternoon attorneys for the government and the defendants familiar iied Judge Davidson with issues mented the President, that America cannot be strong enough to defend the whole world. Unless there is determination in the threatened places to remain free, he said, those countries will in some way fall under the control of authority other than their own. 4. Wages and labor standards are so low in some foreign countries that to buy their goods hurts domestic industry. It is true, the President went on. that this ooun- — ,    .    . try cannot open the floodgates to; ended with a hung jury m a trial States. 4Don’t Be Cat’s Paw Lodge himself issued a state- m the cases and argued points of ment saying that he had been glad l£W    j    to    have    the    urgent    meeting    last fense request that the four cases    Communist    plot be consolidated and tried together. jest they appear to be a cat's paw the output of low-wage nations. here last month. Deputy Critically Injured Bringing Blood to Friend The case against Raymond Tho- j ^ Soviet conspiracy to meddle tcld representatives of 36 organi* mason. Sr . is the same one that ^ lhe western Hemisphere.’ ; rations which have banded together In his telegram to Lodge, sent t0 pr0mote a better state hospital almost simultaneously with the re- jy^m lease of Lodge’s statement, Castillo Arriola said:: “Have great honor to inform you a resolution adopted by the Se- - - *..........    rig    SPRING.    June 23 »RNS —.had received nine pints of blood 5.200 Weekly newspapers, the Monahans Deputy Shentf A. B.    Tuesday    night and doctors    wdicat- “    Bruce, bringing blood donors here ; ed more    would be needed for a friend in Malone-Hogan Hos-    Bruce was hurt about 10..30 a im piUl. was critically injured in an    Tuesday    in toe collision    on the automobile truck collision and was western outskirts ot Big Spr nj near death in the same hospital j A passenger m his car. Gene Ov er-TiifNiiav mailt.    by, was not seriously hurt. Bruce underwent emergency sur- ( The Bruce car coUided w ijh a gory Tuesday for an abdominal in (truck driven by Ralph \Sayne I a jury and severe hemorrhage. He 1 is of Big Springy______ None Said Hurt; Planes Unidentified TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras. June 22 lb—The Foreign Ministry said tonight unidentified planes today bombed the town of Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras, about 21 miles from the Guatemalan border. The brief bulletin from the Foreign Ministry gave no further details nor did it say whether anyone had been hurt. Santa Rosa de Copan is an important road juncture. It has not previously figured in the invasion of Guatemala by Guatemalan insurgents. The reported bombing came as Guatemala City also reported an aerial attack by a rebel plane. The report from Guatemalan capital said the plane strafed the California Standard gasoline tanks there this morning and later shot up a military encampment at the edge of the city. Was It Retaliation? The reported attack on the Honduran town immediately raised speculation here that Guatemala may be retaliating against this country in view of the fact the exile insurgent forces of the Guatemalan rebel chieftain, Col. Carlos Castillo Armas, launched their invasion from Honduras. Castillo Armas moved the headquarters of his rebel regime from Honduras today to the town of Esquipu’as about s.x miles inside the Guatemalan border. Rebel field headquarters were reported earlier to have been set deeper inside the country at the village of Carnot an, about 20 miles from the Honduran border. ‘Not Fisrhtine People* The insurgent leader said at Es-quipulas bis anti-Commumst forces are “not fighting the Guatemalan army or the Guatemalan people, only the Communist government” of left-wing President Jacobo Ar-benz Guzman. A C47 plane dropped supplies to the insurgents at Esquipulas airport. Castillo Armas said he was setting up a provisional government there tomorrow and would announce the makeup of his Cabinet then. Associated Press Correspondent Jack Rutledge reported from research program to secure out-    Guatemala City that major inter standing professional and technical, cst among authorities there was personnel.    centered on the battle building up 5. Revision of salary ceilings for    for possession of Puerto Barrios, recruitment of more adequate and    on the Atlantic Caribbean side, greater numbers of professional; His dispatch said a lone rebel tuberculosis personnel.    plane    sw-ooped    down twice over *    .    .    ,    .    ! Guatemala City s airport at sun- 6. Expansion of good trairn g today and firing was heard ,    .    .    th nr0    i Programs m present institutions    -n ^ vjcjnjtv The plane, a single- The only wax to    put    th«    j    and provisions of facilities to in-    engifM, P47 fighler of World War gram over, he saU, is to educate crease training of personnel. u vintage, then flew away, the public and the legislature. i ?    emphasis    for    basic    Finn*    During Blackout The 12 recommendations were . lm_, r_arrh in all lAases |    ¿¡¡rf    fir. REBELS CHECK PROGRESS—Three top leaders of the Guatemalan rebel army check progress of advancing forces on a map at the home of Col. Carlos Castillo Armas, leader of the revolt, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Left to right, they are: Carlos Salazar, first secretary to Castillo Armas; Luis Coronado Lira, second secretary, and Rodolfo Castillo Armas, brother of the rebel commander. The first battle of the four-day old war appeared imminent with a clash at Zacapa, key rail town in Guatemala. Another U.N. Meeting Sought; 'Don't Be Cat's Paw': Lodge call a meeting of the Security Council if possible on the 23rd of June in order that that high body may take the necessary steps.” Castillo Arriola had disclosed earlier today through a spokesman that he was requesting a new meeting because the “acts of aggression” are continuing from bases in Honduras and Nicaragua. U.N., Tiburcio Carias Jr.. informed of the new charges trom Guatemala, said that he rejects any implication of guilt in the situation. He said Honduras is’always glad to comply wdth U.N. resolutions, but it is not guilty in this case. Nicaragua also denied at the meeting of the Security Council on Sunday that it was involved in this The Honduran delegate at the affair. Shivers for 12-Point State Hospital Plan AUSTIN. June 22 UR—Gov. Allan as a training center for mental Shivers threw his support behind j health and tuberculosis profession-a 12-point improvement program al workers, for Texas state hospitals and spe- 4. Provision of adequate salaries cial schools today and told the j for key positions in the training-people that recommended it he thought they should have asked for more. “If anything. I’d say you haven’t recommended enough,” Shivers curity Council on Sunday has not    F‘Bridges,Austin, chair-1 and    !    .    ,,    ,    , «____ ulti»    hv    tiwM    mpm.    I    *f‘i    '    ..    .     i    of    mental    illness,    including    Prub-(UJg    was    heard    around    Guafemaia been complied with by those mem 1    ( b|i informatk>n steer* bers of the United Nations vDio £^Uee of lhe advi*>ry have been helpmgthose commit- ;    ^ S{ale Hospital Board. ting from ihetr territory atto ^ recommeodatjon£: of aggression from which Guate-j j ^ overali improvement pro-mala is suffering.    grafn    0{ treatment and care of all * A agression’ Continues “Within the last 48 hours the ag-gressive actions of invasion haxe continued by air. sea. and land, and army7 of Guatemala is repelling the invaders. “In view of that, I ask you to Spann Fund Up to $5,305; City Employes Give Time mili,»ns art» trying to destroy n* 1    -,      ... » • »^ ! "We should not supply thorn «Uhi *hr •*■»»    b>    V* i th.»!-u»*t •    ,    .... north central am» wrsr AH Unt 1« partly t s#wLr »«*1 W<an«*4«.v *«ut Tfcurwâ* I guns nnd ammunition with w Inch KXST XM> SOI TH t KNT'RAL TI X Is f0 clt'strOV US ” Parlljr rtowty *nd t‘»rnt    *«.1 _    vhmiM    m.i    involvod in Thursday *IUl « nl«l> trtllNid thunder j    "    t    NnOUHl    HI*    gel    lll\ul\eu in ,tMrr,rr« mt»‘ ly ne«i »hr v.i-t m.Kleiate Southeast Asia. It IS ttttt, Com* West Texans gave $784 ill it \,;?ie tlay t0 lHKVSt thc Jun,n> SPam| AP * ** Fund to 5.3U5.AŸ Tues-1 W ally •uulhfMl end eouih uindi on the TLMPl. H Xt I Kto Tur» V M Tuf» V H 7» T» . 1 w . 2 W . ,.»» 15 77 ... . S M ...... w i 7» .... . 4 JO ,4 74 .... . .*> 3» 1$ ...... , » X ...... $7 •0 ...... , T;» ...... ,» *,*4 BA SS .... . «.Ml M ...... , »30 ...... M ...... . 10 M M.i.. M .. >, Il se ...... a,**.» — •I .. . la jo ..... **•> Ntfk »»<! to» •n<S«S •» *:*8 Nif» »M tow U»t r»*fi »W »«■mtHsr*»urr* tor U hour» P m ; »3 and ”* »•mp« »tur*« **»»• d*»» »od f Nanee! hud «ISM ?# P* dee I H • ,M Sunne» tonlSht " *• pm Rnremetet rnndia* ni * W p m i» U. RnUtht humidity hi • » P m « Atwell Successor Reportedly Picked DALLAS. June 22 r—The Wash-ngton bureau of the Dallas News reported ttxiay that H -1 »Jack* Porter of Houston. Republican national committeeman from Texas, has chosen a successor to Federal Judge William H. Atwell, Dallas According to the news. Porter said the man would be a Texas He publican, but wouldn't disclose his identity "1 have made up my mind. , . . and will make the recommendation at the proper time,” Porter said. Reporter-New s in cash and checks The sizes of the gifts were as var led us the sources. Meanwhile. City Judge A. K Doss and Police and Fire Depart -j ing Akin. Interstate manager ¡the value of one donated day is in Abilene, said a movie. “The Big ! j* 90 As of Tuesday morning, city Chase” with Lon Chaney. Jr., and . employes had given 171 days. Dell Jergens. will be shown at, Tuesday’s contributor’s at the midnight Friday. July 9. as a bene- ■ R^porter-Neus foUow; tit for the Spann family.    South, Epleo, Bickley & “The Big Chase” will be shown at the Paramount. Abilene Print |    ^    qdu patients and students in the hospital system. 2. Construction of a new hospital, in addition to the present building program, as the heart of a training and research center for the 3. Staffing ot an existing hospital lems of the aged and of the emo- durjng blackouts last night, tionally disturbed child.    j    He    said    all power was cut off dur- 8. A study of existing facilities ing me blackouts and one dared and procedures for evaluation, ad- not eVen light a candle for fear mission and treatment of children of being fired upon who are emotionally or mentally Private advices from Guatemala handicapped.    said    the    town of Bananera, neai* 9. Establishment of after-care Puerto Barrios, was in rebel programs to aid patients in sue- hands. These reports said Arnert* «ssful reium to home and com- »orktn* on Inited Fruit Co. muinty activities and to prevent hanam, plantation, there were un-unnecessary* re-hospitalization.    J 10. Strengthening and extension of the chaplaincy program in the left Chances for Rain Very Slight Today Thunderheads towered over Abilene Tuesday afternoon but the ! state hospital system. 11. Review and amendment, as necessary, of laws on commitment and care of mental patients. II. Adjustments in appropria I lions as necessary to meet these recommendations. 4 Stationery Co. printed the A. B. Barrow ment employes subscribed $1.521 9»). Uekets free The tickets have hew .... by donating accumulated vacation j turned oyer to Police thief C.    Z,, . and holiday time They took the    Hallmark for sale by policemen    Anonjnuws lead in a move which may spread    The tickets also are available    !»?    »    1 through all cny departments.    the Paramount b»»x office closest ram fell 15 mdes t»v the southeast of here, weathermen reported.    _    . Chances of getting ram VSednes-, day aptx*ar less likely than the previous day. the forecaster add- i ed.    , Rain toil Tuesday in an area I    .    ___ pooo southeast of Abilene to Junction    NEW YORK. June B fu-The    cancer 5 00 which reported the heaviest fall I {QbACi^ industry said today more ***** of 1 05 inches. Wink reported a j 8ludy w needed to determine the harmed. All commercial shipping Puerto Barrios last night, the sources said, and the port was still tn government hands. The rebel communique here said the forces in the field now’ are under the command of Col. Ernesto Neiderhaitman Another command- See REVOLT. Page 2-A, Col. 4 Tobacco Men Call Cancer Society Report Preliminary and cardiovascular dis- The i Wes Tex Wrestling Club 10 00 .63 5.00 10 00 total of 57, Cousins. Sheriff, Junmy Spann letl a widow and price Is 75 cents each    R 'M.    « two Children Vcrda, 4. and Jimmy, j City Personnel Director Bernard , ILinKci. to months, when he was shot tojHuett has sent a memo to all .city R 1 i.^rdon, Haskell death last Thursday in Merkel departments in an ettort to got | Abilene Asm. si Small city employes to donate vacation NEWS INDEX *0 00 5 00 while trading bullets with a lugi tive The fugitive is charged with murder The Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund was set up to take care of the family he left Gifts may be brought or mailed to the Reporter-News Checks should be made payable to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund and holiday time Judge Dos* donated one day The Fire l^epartment donated 60 days and the Police Department. 110 days Cash value of the donated days is figured on the basis of Spann'« salary, which was $267 a m»mth When $267 is divided by 30 days. - Loan Companies    1000 Modem Service Co.    500 J. L. Gordon. Ex-Sheriff Jone« County    5.00 W W. Conner, Roecoe. Retired Dallas Policeman    BOO Taylor County Sheriff a Dept    32 00 gee FUND, Pag« t-A. Cel. I SKCTION A Woman » new» .... Politic» ,    ...... Reed Run*«r SKCTION S Rodée, TV . .. Editorie!» - .. OB New» . .. Comic» .... hm, Merket» Poe» 4 ., *  7 . 2. 3 3 4 5 .... 4 .. 7-t causes of cancer and heart disease It described as “preliminary a report by the American Cancer Society »hot indicated heavy sm»»k- I The committee set up by the I industry, to determine effects of tobacco on health, issued its state-1 meut through Dr. Clarence Cook Little, its scientific director, after first declining comment. Little said he had the greatest ing tends to reduce the lue span,    g    Uuyler    Ham- at least for men aged 50 to 70. mond and i)r Daniel Horn, who The tobacco industry research drew up the Caucer Society re committee said data in the report; port> and expressed belief “their would be more useful when all the work has been completed and fully analysed and set forth as is established custom in scientific journals.” It declared the report “points up the need for further extensive research to discover the causes of completed data” will be of interest to science. But Uttle called attention to a “simultaneous statement” by Dr. Charles S. Cameron of the Cancer Society “to the effect” that the “Hammond-Horn theory” is not “entirely proved/ ;

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