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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               HOT Wyt gfoflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LX1II, NO. 370 Atsociated Pren (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 24, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10e Ag Group Kills Farm Price Plan UV-The Senate Agriculture Committee today re- jected the administration's flexible (D-SCi, Eastland (D-Miss) and Clements Opposing the extension- were Sens, Aiken. Hickenlopper farm price support program Schoeppel (H. voting 8-7 to extend rigid supports Welker Holland for another year. The action came after the group turned down 9-6 a proposed two- year extension of the mandatory supports on Ihe basic crops: wheat, (D-Fla> and Anderson Schoeppel said he first voted for the one-year extension with an un- derstanding that other major pro- visions of a general farm bill, pre- "When this was not agreed to I cotton, corn, rice, tobacco and pea- viously approved by the com- mits, i mittee, would be sent on to the Chairman Aiken (R-Vti predicted j Senate- after the closed door session that the Senate would reverse the nar- j row committee decision in favor 'a' of the administration's flexible! Humphrey offered the proposed price support plan faut wd Thye voted Against that along with Sen. Young (R-ND) offered who one-year I motion for a one-year extension of j motjon ]ater the high-level supports due to ex-1 -j lhink a two-year extension pire with this year's crops. j would face a certain prcsidential Three Republicans and five Dem- j veto." Young told reporters. i ccrats supported it. They were I He said he believes a one-year Young. Thye tR-Minnt.j extension "has a 50-50 chance for Aiundt Ellender Sc.-iate approval and about the Humphrey Johnston i same for escaping a veto." McCarthy Assignment of CIA Probe to Surine Is Reported NEW YORK (ft Newspapers: drawn into a discussion, reported today that Sen. Joseph R. j dispatches to the McCarthy   has York Tunes and New Y'ork Donald Surine to a preliminary in-i Herald Tribune attributed the as- vestigation of the Central Intelli- signment and reported lack of se- gence Agency, and they said Su-1 curity clearance of Surim to in- j rine does not have federal security formed sources. clearance. i The Times, calling Surine "one i Surine told a reporter in Wash- of Sen. McCarthy's most contro- higton a week ago that he had versial said he was 1 security clearance. I "dropped from the rolls' of the! Asked about the story that he' FBI in 1950. The story added: had been assigned by McCarthy to I "A security clearance for him investigate the CIA. Surine said i ;rom the Defense Department, re- in Washington: "I dor.'t know any-1 quested about a year apo by the thing about it." He declined to be Third Pump Due to Start At Phantom (.McCarthy' Senate Permanent j subcommittee on Investigations, has not yet been forthcoming. ''Word of Mr. Surine's assign- jir.ent to. the investigation of the CIA coincided with an inquiry by Cie subcommittee into the circum- stances of his not being cleared to receive classified information. "Past and present employes of AMERICAN FLAG BURNED IN burn a U.S. flag in the Plaza de 'Armas (Central Square) of Santiago. Chile, after a parade through downtown streets Saturday. June 19. Action came as Chilean stu- dents and workers demonstrated to show support for government of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman of Guate- mala. Chileans also burned an effigy of President Eisen- hower, paraded in front of U.S. Embassy and the Insti- tute of North American Culture in Santiago, and stoned windows of newspaper El Mercuric which attacked Rus- sia for her Security Council veto on Guatemalan issue. WAR STALLED Propaganda Fight Hot in Guatemala TEGUCIGALPA. Honduras The Guatemalan War entered its seventh day today with most of the fighting still apparently raging over the propaganda airwaves and in the diplomatic arena. There was no indication of a major battle (he highly sensitive and super- shaping up secret CIA have reported that they j The anti-Communist have been approached in the las't; army" seemingly was bogged down j Operation of the new 12 million- gallon-per-day pump at the Lake Fort Phantom Hill pumping sta- tion probably will start Friday- This was announced Thursday by City Manager Austin P. Han- cock. He said installation is com- 'secret.' plete. A factory man is expected here I. Friday to make final inspection, j nail 10 LtOSc The Allis-Chalmers pump is iden-1 tical with another 12 million-gal- j Cafiivflau Ion pump the city already had j JQlUlUfl Jf at the station. I _ Location of the pumping station I YM flth 01 JUiV is on the cast side of the lake. wl wl few months by Mr. Surine for in- i by lack of transport just north o: the station's daily capacity to 3D million gallons. It already had one 12 million-gallon pump and one 6 million-gallon pump. This station is the one that brings the xvater out of Lake Fort Phan- tom Hill and starts it on its way to the public. The Clear Fork pumping sta- tion catches flood water of the Clear Fork of Braios River and puts it into Lake Fort Phantom Hill. formation. Sen. McCarthy has i the Honduran border The army broadcast an appeal to federal! "I Red-backed President Jacobo workers to provide him with in-j formation and documents even; ATPR lISAClC 1 II- J I t -f -1 though the data are classified I HEARS PEAK Abilene water consumption Wednesday again approached the all-time high for one day, but didn't quite equal it. The Wednesday total used was 17.K4.000 gallons. Highest visage for a single day in Abi- lene's history was IT.KG.OOO gallons-Aug. 19.1952. Wednesday's figure did ex- ceed the maximum one day's use for 1953. which was 17.207.- 000. The highest 1953 day's total was on June 23, 1953. exactly a year earlier. Tuesday's consumption was 1S.554.000 gallons. That repre- sented a drop from the amount of the same date in 110.000. Curtis C. Harlin Jqr.. city water superintendent, reported the figures. Arbem Guzman still had not made an appearance in force in the field. There were .these developments 1. Seven '.persons were reported wounded, three gravely, when Hon duran police fired on a Teguci galpa crowd watching a pro-Ar benz, anti-U.S. demonstration bj students in the Honduran capita last night Later thousands of the students and townspeople gatheret :o parade through the city. 2. Honduras charged a Guate- malan airplane bombed a Hondu- ran airfield. Tuesday. The Teguci- 4 holiday. It is always closed on Sundays. Employes usually get off at noon on Saturday. Regular monthly meeting of the City Planning and Zoning Commis- sion has been postponed from Mon- day night. July 5. to Monday night. July 12. This is on account ot the holidays. The panel meets regularly on the first Monday of each month. Leo Friel of Dallas, representa- tive of the United Community De- fense Services, spoke to the group. calpa government said it is pro- z esting to the United Nations and! o the Organization of American ]en.s Thursday. States. U. N. sources in New York said last night the international or- _anization had not yet received the irotest, the third filed in connec- .ion with the. fighting. Guatemala las entered two. one of which still is pending. 3. Guatemala promptly denied the bombing charge. Guatemalan Foreign Minister Guillermo Tori- ello said in a statement "not a sin- gle Guatemalan plane has flown :oward the Honduran frontier." The OAS's Inter-American Peace Commission, meeting in Washington, referred to Guatemala a proposal by Honduras and Ni- caragua that the five-nation body make an on-the-spot investigation of charges by the Arbenz govern- ment that the two neighboring re- WHAT'S UP, C. E. Adams of Abilene, second from left, talks over new developments in the medical field with Or. Julius Mclver of the Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, extreme left. Facing them aro Dr. Dean C. Kipp, left, and Dr. Arvcl E Haley other members of the three-man faculty team here for a general practitioners' seminar at the Woolen Hotel Thursday. The school is a branch ot the University of Texas. See story on Page 10B. (Staff Photo) t i French, Vietminh Hold Secret Talks Cash for Spanns Soars to By mid-morning Thursday, the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund nad reached Wednesday's donations totaled An additional 5294.75, was reported Thursday morning.' Donations are coming from Abi- ene area residents who are trying :o help out the family of late Abi- lene policeman Jimmy Spann. He was killed in a gun battle at Merk'el last Thursday. Spann is survived by two small children and a widow. Mrs. Spann brought in a mess- age to The Reporter-News Wed- nesday afternoon thanking the people for their donations. "There is no way to express our profound gratitude to all who have the letter stated. Latest contributors were: llrs. S. T. Coker 5.00 Alice Ann Kitchell 5.00 Anonymous 5.00 Whitehurst's 25.00 W. G. Swenson 20.00 Abilene Shrine Club 30.00 Sir. t Mrs. J. R. Yonge 15.00 Gill-Payne Co. 10.00 Radio Station KWKC 15.00 Mr. fc.Mrs. J. R. Searcy 1.00 Georgia Appleton 5.00 West Central Texas Oil Scouts Assn. 50.00 Anonymous 5.00 Eason Bros. Garage, Big Spring 3.00 Blackard Produce Big Spring 2.01 Police Dept., Big Spring 25.03 5.00 5.00 10.00 25.00 1.75 2.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 40.00 75.00 5.00 5.00 50.00 10.00 50.00 25.00 10.00 Randal G. Meador Anonymous H. L. Antilley Right Way Motor Co. Anonymous Carl Ingram Roy Thornton, Rt. 2, Eaird George Heleman Charles K. Smith Bob Henna The Sanitary Dept. Employees M System Stores Friends Arthur L. Jenke Edward L. Wilde Mr. 4: Mrs. M. Jones Barley Bob Oliver Veterans of Foreign Wars, Abilene Post 2012 Joseph L. Brown Mason Hubbard Humble Oil Employees. Agents Dealers 31.50 Allied Credit Company 10.00 Merchants Budget -Loan Co. 10.00 j Frank Richards Sr. 5.00 i Frank Richards. Jr. 3.00 Harry Goltz 5.001 Wesley E. Couch-Auto Co. 5.00 i Anonymous 15.00 Wagstaff, Harwell, Alvis-t Pope 50.00 Homemakers Sunday School Class, Immanuel Baptist Church 6.00 Robert H. Prewitt. Jr. 5.00 Thompson Jewelry J: Gift Shop 5.00 President Hall, McMurry Col- lege 7.76 Mrs. C. H. King 5.00 D. F- Brians 5-M Western Chevrolet Employees NO Hi Jenkins, in Chicago to appear on a.radio and TV show, told newsmen there "was no question about it, somebody was lying" in the Army McCarthy dispute hear- ings. Total to Date United Fund Ran Explained AIC-C Committee Luncheon Possibility of getting a United, The VJCDS is strictly an advis- Fund in Abilene was the topic of m Chamber of Commerce committee luncheon at Mack Ep- publics against supported Guatemala. "aggression Commission Chairman Luis Quintanilla of Mex- ico said he hoped the Guatemalan ;overnment would accept this 'generous offer" promptly. 5. Nicaragua formally denied it was guilty of any aggression. In a cable to the U. N.. N'icaraguan Foreign Minister Oscar Sevilla Sa- casa said the charges were intend- ed to conceal (he Communist affil- iations of the Arbenz government. 6. A Guatemalan broadcast said President Arbenr has assured U.S. Ambassador John Peurifoy in Gua- temala City the safely of U. S. citizens living in that country would be assured. There had been reports earlier that the embassy was planning to airlift out the nearly Americans there. ory group and leaves actual or- ganization of the UF to the local community, he added. Main advantage of the UF or- ganization is that it cuts out du- plication of effort on the part of people who are always involved in explaining the functions of such j fund drives, Friel pointed out funds. j Average per capita contribution About 341 cities in the United I in 84 U. S. communities of all States, ranging from 30 thousand to two million population, now have United Fund organizations, sizes surveyed in 1953 figured out at S4.47. Friel said. Abilene's Com- munity Chest contributions aver- C-C's special UF committee. Friel said. aged about S1.77 per capita, he These take in all ot the "big; said. six" fund-raising drives Cancer Jerry Morgan is chairman of the Society, Heart Association. March of Dimes, Red Cross. Crippled Children Society, and Tuberculosis Association plus local organiza- tions. Main advantage of the UF pro- gram is that it cuts out repetition, grouping all fund drives into one big drive rather than a dozen smaller ones, Friel said. His organization works with communities which have federal- connected industries or military installations, Friel explained. 49 More Days Given Family City employes outside the Fire and Police Departments have do- nated 49 days' accumulated vaca- tion" and holiday time for the late Policeman Jimmy Spann's family. This was reported .Thursday morning at the City Personnel De- partment. Spann's widow and children will receive cash for the 49 days. Police and Fire Department em- ployes and City Judge A- K. Doss had previously started the bal rolling for donation aceumulat edrleave time. They began toe drive with a total 171 days, for which the Spanns will be paid Workers outside those two de- partments have contributed the following numbers of days: Ac- counting Department, 4: Water Re- pair. 26: Administrative, En- gineering, 15: Cemetery, 1. All city employes are being giv- en an opportunity to contribute ac- cumulated vacation and holiday time. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES PAIR INDICTED Goiter in- dicted for murder, his common- lew wife indicted for ormed rcb- bery. Pace 1-6. CAMPAIGN labor forces "beet Shivers" forces. Pcae 14-A. WESTERN Win- ters Sbowdea opens parade. First rodeo performance tonight. Page 7-A. indo Peace Reported 'Possible' GENEVA French have tarted secret talks Vietminii Foreign Minister Pham Van Dong, informed source said today chances of settling the Indochina var now seem "reasonably good." The direct talks between the two varring elements were arranged at Geneva by a third party, this source said. He made the hopeful estimate on the basis, also, pesterday's parley between French 5remier Pierre Mendes-France and Red China's Premier Cbou En-lai in Bern. Chou took off this morning for ew Delhi and a meeting witfi todian Prime Nehru. He intimated he would return to Geneva to complete the Indo- Chinese peace talks. Chou and Mendes-France expressed belief iointly yesterday that their meet- ing will permit the Geneva con- ference "to make progress." Jean Chauvel, French ambassa- dor to Bern and now head of country's delegation to the Geneva parley, met with Dong on instrue- ions. from Mendes-France. The rebel politician's reaction to what Chauvel'had to tell him, it was reported, was less encourag- ing than Chou's attitude at the meeting with Mendes-France. The information here was: Chauvel told Dong that, while France is anxious to end the war, there are limits beyond which she cannot go in arranging a settle- ment v.'ith the Communists. Dong gave the French the impression they might have to make consid- erable concessions before the fight- ing would be ended.-; Britain and the United States were furnished accounts of the talks. Chou left Geneva in a special Indian plane. Intimating he would return to the Geneva parley. Chou in a brief farewell statement said he was leaving "for the time being." The conference, he added, is "still in progress" and the world's "peace loving peoples hope our work will lead to the eventual es- tablishment of peace in Indo- china." Chou madp no mention of his two-hour meeting in Bern yester- day with France's new Premier- Foreign Minister, Pierre Mendes- France. But both men after their talks issued brief statements say- ing they believed the delegates at Geneva would make progress to- ward an armistice as a result of their meeting. 3 Thomasons, Mrs. McMurry To Trial; Hayter Acquitted By GEORGIA XELSOX Reporter-News Staff Writer LUBBOCK. June 24 Trials of Everywhere the UF has been set j four more Abilenians charged with up it has resulted in -phenomenal j fraud in connecuonjnth VA hous- success." Friel stated. The UCDS is an organization of jl 15 health, welfare, and recreation! __ 'term ing loans began here Thursday Being tried together in Judge T. THE WEATHER S nEl'KRTMEXT OF COMMKRCE WKATHER nt'KEAX- EXE AND VICINITY rartiy loviAv ,nm warm Thursday aftrrncstn. Thursday nlfht anit Nrth day SS dosrccs. tow Thursday nUM TV 75. NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST Ocnerally fair ar.il ihivujch EAST ANU S01TH CENTRAL TEXAS lii parti} cloudy find warm with widely scatltrcd including the YWCA. i Friel explained. j Whitfield Davidsons U. S. Court It was organized in 1950 to help; are Raymond Thomason Sr.. Kay- alleviaic the congestion of fund; raond Thomasoa Jr., Monty Don drives caused in communities j Thomason and Mrs. Helen Mo- where the war effort was in full j Murry. The case of C. G. Ste; swing. United Funds doubled 1951 and 1952, he said. Bill Gaiiher Swaps Hospital for Jail Related story on Page 1-8 hens, an- between other Abilenian charged with fraud in connection with VA housing Icars. remains to be tried. His at- torney, Tom Eplen of Abilene, asked the court to consolidate the Stephens trial with the Thomason and McMurry cases and try him along with them. Motion But the court didn't grant the motion because government altorn- ason. Sr.. the first witnesses to take the stand were Clyde A. Har- ris, loan guaranty officer with the VA regional office here; Monroe requested no jury for the Thom- asons and Mrs. McMurry. The elder Thomason still faces one indictment on which he. was Freeman of Austin; Gran W. Huff, tried last month, the trial ending John E. Salmon and Edgar Ray in a, hung jury- Myers, all of Abilene. j Hayterv was charged in two in- These four witnesses repeated j dictmeats with defrauding the U. the testimony they gave last month S. government by filing with the in the first trial of Raymond Thorn-! VA regional office here instruments ason. Sr., on a second indictment alleged to have contained false against him. This trial ended with j statements. The- instruments were a hung jury. I various documents filed with applt- cations for GI home loans. The counts submitted to the jury were based on a sale contract and an application to purchase a home, both signed by James Glen Gautney of 1033 Vine St. and an application to purchase a home signed by J. i. Poor of Rt. 3, both of Abilene. The government put several wit- nesses on the stand before resting its case. Hayter, last witness to testify in tnt trial, was on the stand 30 Received SW Each All four men. who signed sales contracts to buy houses on which Thoniason's name appeared as the builder, said they received each from Weldon L. Russell for signing loan applications. Before the noon recess, Calvin R. Helms of Fort Worth, was the first witness to testify in the trial against Raymond Thomason, Jr. Helms said he went to a real estate office on Butternut St. in Moderate Ihr CMK r. southeast and uth HIS TKMFEKATVRES W. F.   (oaithcr. 33, imenicwcd and that the" govern- chaiiged his living quarters Tbnrs-jmem wouid no! be for that day morning. without first having time for conferences with the witnesses. Judge indicated that the Stephens would be called after the four cases being tried ey Warren Logan said the witness- j the south part of Abilene to in-1 minutes. Only witnesses used by es in that case had not yet been quire about selling the GI rights i the defense besides the defendant S7 M M Sunset m. S Varomrler Relative humidity p. m, Maximum for S4 huars nt tv.30 n.ttt, nUM p.m. Sunrise tcntny l lonttM 7s58 p. m. p. m, SK.II. Minimum ttmixruturf for 3t tumn "I a. m. H, He was discharged from Hen- drick Memorial Hospital at m., and arrived at Taylor Coun- ty jail about 15 minutes later. Gaither. indicted for murder with malice in the death of Police- man Jimmy Spann, had been hos- pitalized with fire bullet wounds received Spann. in a gun battle with together are completed. In the trial of the four cases that opened Thursday morning the gov- ernment introduced documents de- signed against prove the charges four defendants and His doctor told County Judge then began offering testimony tin Reed Ingalsbe thai Gaither had the four cases in consecutive or- recovorcd sufficiently to be moved to jail. der. In case of Raymond Thorn- to a loan. He said a woman told him he would have to talk to Raymond and that he later talked with Raymond Thomason, Jr., who said they give him ?100 for his Gi rights. Helms said he afterwards took his service discharge to the real estate office and signed papers for a home loan. Hayter's trial lasted only seven hcurs and 15 minutes and the U. S. Court jury was out of the court- room only four minutes before re- turning its verdict. Davis Scarborough, attorney for Hayter and the other four, has were three character witnesses. The character witnesses were J. R. Fielder and W. P. Wright, both ot Abilene, and E. W. McFarland, formerly of Abilene and now of Lubbock. All three testified to Hajicr's repu'ation for honesty, fair deal- ing, truth and veracity. Witnesses for the government were. Clyde A. Harris, loan guar- anty officer witli the VA regional office here; R. V. Davis, general insurance and mortgage loan agent of Abilene; Richard Dillinj- TRIALS,   

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