Abilene Reporter News, June 24, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 24, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 24, 1954, Abilene, Texas HOT ®í)e / 5 bílme l^eportcr KVEx\ING FINAL"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron VOL. LXIIl, NO. 370 Associated Press (AP) Ag Group Kills Farm Price Plan ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 24, 1954—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY lOc WASHINGTON i/Fi—The Senate Agriculture Committee today rejected the administration’s Hexible farm price support program by \ oting 8-7 to extend rigid supports for another year. (D-SC>, Eastland (D-Miss) and Clements (D-Ky). Opposing the extension- were Sens, Aiken, Hickenlooper Williams iR'Del). Schoeppel (R-Kam, Welker (R-Idaho', Holland (D-FUO and Anderson (D-NM). The action came after the group Schoeppel said he first voted for, turned down 9-6 a proposed two- one-year extension with an unyear extension of the mandatory    derstanding that other    major prosupports on the basic crops: wheat,    ■    visions    of a general farm bill, precotton, corn, rice, tobacco and pea-    i    '''io^'sly    approved by    the com- ;    m it tec,    would be sent    on to the Chairman Aiken iR-Vt* predicted i    t ^    "When    this    was    not agreed to t after the closed door session that the Senate would reverse the narrow committee decision in favor of the administration’s flexible ’ price support plan    I Sen. Young (R-ND) ofiered the i motion for a one-year extension of; the high-level supports due to ex-: voted against the extension,” he said. Humphrey offered the proposed two-year extension but Young and Thye voted against that along with others who opposed the one-year motion later. "I think a two-year extension pire with this year s crops. •    would face a certain presidential: Three Republicans and five I>em- veto.” Young told reporters, ocrats    supported u. They were    He said he believes    a one-year Sens.    Young. Thye < R-MinnK:    extension "has a 50-50    chance for Mundt    iR-SDi, Ellender iD-La^    Senate approval and    about the Humphrey (D-Minnt, Johnston same for escaping a veto," McCarthy Assignment of CIA Probe to Surine Is Reported    | NEW YORK .?■ — Newspapers drawn into a duscussion.    j reported today that Sen Joseph R Washington dispatches to the McCarthy (R-Wis* has assigned New York Times and New York Donald Surine to a preliminary in- Herald Tribune attributed the as-vestigation of the Central Intelli-; signment and reported lack of se-gence Agency, and they said Su- eui ity clearance of Sunm to in-nne does not have federal security formed sources, clearance.    ' The Times. ca’J ni; Surine “one Surine told a rev>orter in \Sash- of Son. McCarthy’s    contro- ington a week ago that he had versial investigators,” .-aid he was French, Vietminh Hold Secret Talks Cash for Spanns Soars to $6,625 By mid-morning Thursday, the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund had reached $6,625.96. Wednesday’s donations totaled $!.025.26, An additional $294.75 was reported Thursday morning. Donations are coming from Abilene area residents who are trying to help out the family of late Abilene policeman Jimmy Spann. He was killed in a gun battle at Merkel last Thursday. Spann is survived by two small children and a widow. Anonymous Carl Ingram Roy Thornton, Rt. 2, Baird George Heleman Charles K. Smith Bob Henna The Sanitary Dept. Employees M System Stores & Friends Arthur L. Jenke Edward L. Wilde Mr. & Mrs, M. Jones i Harley Bob Oliver Mrs. Spann brought in a mess- Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMERICAN FLAG BURNED IN SANTIAGO—Chileans age to The Reporter-News Wednesday afternoon thanking the burn a U.S. flag in the Plaza de Armas (Central Square) • people for their donations, of Santiago. Chile, after a parade through downtown 1 ‘ There is no way to express our streets Saturday, June 19. Action came as Chilean students and workers demonstrated to show’ support for government of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman of Guatemala. Chileans also burned an effigy of President Eisenhower. paraded in front of U.S. Embassy and the Institute of North .American Culture in Santiago, and stoned windows of newspaper El Mercuric which attacked Russia for her Security Council veto on Guatemalan issue. Abilene Post 2012 Joseph L. Brown Mason Hubbard 50.00 25.00 10.00 WAR STALLED .<ecurily clearance Aiiked about the story that he had been assigned by McCarthy to investigate the Cl.-\, Surine said in Washington: "I don’t know anything about it.” He declined to be Third Pump Due to Start At Phantom iHieralion oi the new 12 mithon-g.4llon-per-d»y pump at the Lake Fort Phanumi Hill pumping sia-tn>n probably will start Friday This was announced ThuiMlay by City Manager Austin P, Han-.‘xk He said instaliauon is complete. \ factory man us expeeti*d here Fruiay to make final in.'-pectioR The Alhs t'haimers pump us iderv ticai with another 12 million g.J Ian pump the cu> already had at the station. Lm'aiion ot the pumping slation IS on the east side of the lake Hancock mentioncil that it isn i the Clear Fork pumping plant. Addition of the new pump bring.< the .Station’s daily capacity to million gallons. It alreruly had one 12 million gallon pump and one 6 million-gallon pump Thus station is the one that brings Ihe water out of Lake Fort Phantom Hill and starts it on its wa\ to the public The Clear Fork pumping station catches tliHxl wate; ot the Clear Fork of Brazo.s Ri%er and puts it into Lake Fort Phantom Hill. "dropped from *he rolls’ of the FBI in 1950. The story addtxi: ” \ .security clearance for him mom the Defense Department, re-.c.o-i-xl rJ-'out a s’uar auo by the ■ Mc^'arthy S e n .a I e Pennanent sef'committee on lave-tigations. has not yet been forthcoming "Word of Mjr. bunne's assign-j meet to the uuestigulion of the ‘ I CLA cosncideti wuh rn inquiry by I ilw suucomrniiiec inu> the circum- i 1 stances of his not being t’.ared to ! receive das.sified mformation. "Past and present empUnes of ; the highly sensitive and sujier-i secret CL\ have reixirtixi that they j have fven approached in the last i few months by Mr. Sunne for inte,rmat ion. ben McCarthy has ’ twoadcast an appeal to federal i workers to provide him with in-' formation and documents even i though the data are classified !‘secret ’ Propaganda Fight Hot in Guatemala City Hall to Close Saturday, Monday For 4ih of July City Hal! will be clo.scd .all day Saturday. July 3. and Monday, July 5. in observance of the July 4 holiday. It is always closed on Sundays Employes usually get off at noon on Saturday. Regular monthly meeting of the j Ctly Fianninu and Zoning Commis- j ,v;on tu.-; been ixistjKUied from Mon- i (L.y nicht, .tuly .5. to Monday night.! July 12. This is on account of the; bolid.iv,-    I The panel meels regularly on ^ the ItiM Monday oi each month.' TEGrCIO.AI.PA. Honduras .fL_ The Guatemalan War entered its stnenlh day today with most of Ihe fightloii svilf spporenily raging over the propagane.a airwaves and in Ihe diplomatic arena. There was no indication of a major battle sliaping up anywhere. The anti-Communist ’itberation army" seemingly was hoggtM down by lack of transport ju.'-t north of the Honduran b<.)rder. The army of Red backed President J.a coho WATER USAGE NEARS PEAK .Abilene water consumption Wednesday a»,ain approached the all time high for one day, but didn’t quite equal it The Wtxinesday total med wa-! 17 0:24,tXXl gallons. Ihghe.st usa'.e for a single day m Abilene s bisiitry was l7.9ti3.iXXi gallon>--.Ai.-' 19. 1952 Wtxine-'dav Hgure did exceed t!ie maximum one day’s use for 1953. which wa.s 17,20(.-(XX) The highe<l 1953 day's total was on June 23, 1953. exactly a year earlier Tuesday s consumption was 16,554,iXXi* gallons. That represented a drop from the amount of the same date in 1953—17.-110.000. Curtis C Harlin Jqr , city water suixwintendent, lejHirttHi the figures. profound gratitude to all who have helped,” the letter stated. Latest contributors were: Mrs. S. T. Coker Alice Ann Kitchell Anonymous Whitehurst’s W. G. Swenson Abilene Shrine Club Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Yonge Gill-Payne Co. Radio Station KWKC Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Searcy Georgia Appleton 5.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 20.00 Humble Oil Employees. Agents & Dealers    31 Allied Credit Company    10 Merchants Budget Loan Co. 10 Frank Richards Sr.    5 Frank Richards. Jr.    3 Harry Goltz    5 Wesley E. Couch Auto Co. 5 •Anonymous NO QUESTION—Ray H, 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 hearings. 49 More Days Given Family 30.001 Wagstaff, Harwell, .Alvis k 15.00 West Central Texas Oil Scouts Arbenz Guzman still had not made an appearance m force in the field. There were these developments: 1. Seven persims were reported wounded, three gravely, when Honduran police fired on a Teguci-; galpa crowd watching a pro-Ar-i beni. anti-U.S. demonstration by I students in the Honduran capital last night. Later thousands of the students and townspeople gathered to parade through the city. 2 Honduras charged a Guate-! malan airplane bombed a Hondu- Assn. Anonymous Eason Bros. Garage. Big Spring Blackard Produce Big Spring Police Dept.. Big Spring Randal G. Meador Anonymous H. L. Anlilley Righi Way Motor Co. Pope 10.00 : Homemakers Sunday School 15.00 I Class, Immanuel Baptist Church Robert H. Prewitt, Jr. Thompson Jewelry & Gift Shop 50.00 1.00 5.00 50.00 5.00 5.00 President Hall, McMurry Col-lege    ^ Mrs. C. H. King D. F. Brians Western Chevrolet Employees 300 2,0« 25.00 5.00 5.00 10.001 25.001 Total to Date City employes outside the Fire and Police Departments have donated 49 days’ accumulated vacation and holiday time for the late Policeman Jimmy Spann’s family. This was reported Thursday morning at the City Personnel Department. Spann's widow and children will receive $436.10 cash for the 49 days. Police and Fire Department em-40 00    and    City    JiMge    A.    K.    Doss (had previously started the ball rolling for donation of accumuLal- the $6,625 96 United Fund Plan Explained At C-C Committee Luncheon Indo Peace Reported ’Possible' GENEVA iJ>L_The French have started secret talks with Vietminh Foreign Minister Pham Van Dong. An informed source said today chances of settling the Indochina war now seem “reasonably good.’* The direct talks between the two warring elements were arranged at Geneva by a third party, this source said. He made the hopeful estimate on the basis, also, of yesterday's parley between French Premier Pierre Mendes-Fr.’jnce and Red China’s Premier Chou En-lai in Bern. Chou took off this morning for New Delhi and a meeting with Indian Prime Ministe» Nehru. He intimated he would return to Geneva to complete the Indochinese peace talks. Chou and Mendes-France expressed belief jointly yesterday that their meeting will permit the Geneva conference "to make progress.” Jean Chauvei, French ambassador to Bern and now head of his country’s delegation to the Geneva parley, met with Dong on instructions from Mendes-France. The rebel politician’s reaction to what Chauvei had to tell him, it was reported, was less encouraging than Chou’s attitude at th« meeting with Mendes-France. The information here was: Chauvei told Dong that, while France is anxious to end the war, there are limits beyond which she cannot go in arranging a settlement with the Communists. Dong ‘ gave the French the impression  „ .    ,    Possibility of getting a United:    The UCDS is strictly an adiis- ran airfield Tuesday, The Teguci- ; pynd in Abilene was the topic of ory group and leaves actual or-1 er an opportunity to rontribute ac-galpa government said it is pro- j Abilene Chamber of Commerce ganization of the I’F to the local : cumulated vacation and holiday testing to the United Nations and ' committee luncheon at Mack Ep- community, he added.    1    time, to the Organization of .American States, U. N. sources in New York said last night the international or-    United    Community    De-    plication of effort on the part « ikJCirNC DAr*i:C ’    <hW    m « fcnse Services, .«poke .0 the group. T>eople .ho are alw.y« involved in ON INSI DE PAGES has entered two. one of which still funds.    u    t- • ^    if    'nd’Cted    for    armed    rob- !is pending.    About    341    cities    m    the    Imted    m 84 I. S. communities ^ all    ,    g j 3, Guatemala promptly denied ^ states, ranging from 10 thousand sizes surveyed in 1953 figured out j CAMPAIGN PROMT—State iobor I the Iximbiiig charge, Guatemalan two million population, now at $4 47, Fnel said. Abilene s Com- ^    fxeot    SHi\ers    *    forces. ! Foreign Minister Guillermo Tori- have United Fund organizations, munity Chest contributions aver-    Poge 14-A. ; elio said in a statement "not a sin-’ pj-jci s.aid.    agod about $1.77 per capita, he    WESTERN STYLI—Annual Vv<n- ’ gle Guatemalan plane has flown    ^    the    “big    said.    ters Shcvdeo o^ns vkiin parade. ' toward Ihe Honduran frontier ”    ^ {u„(j.raising drives — Cancer Jerry Morgan is chairman of the ;    performance    ton*g    t. 4 The O.AS’s Inter-.American ^    Heart    Association.    March    C-C’s special UF committee. i    ’    __ Crippled ; ed leave time. They began drive with a total d^s. for |— "    erable    concessions    before    the    fight- ^    .    u ing would be ended. Britain    and Workers outside those two    de-j    furnished partments have contributed    the following numbers of days:    Accounting Department, 4: Water    Repair. 26: Administrative. 3:    En gineering. 15; Cemetery, l. committee len s Cafeteria Thursday.    j    Main    advantage    of    the    UF    or- Leo Friel of Dallas, representa- ganization is that it cuts out du- WHAT^S NEWS of accounts of the talks. Chou left Geneva in a special Indian plane, Iniimaiing he would return to All city employes are being giv-! the Geneva parley. Chou in a brief farewell statement said he was leaving "for the lime being." The conference, he added. is "still in progress ” and the world’s "peace - loving peoples hope our work will lead to the eventual establishment of peace in Indochina. " Chou made no mention of his two-hour meeting in Bern yesterday with France’s new Premier-i Foreign Minister, Pierre Mendes-France. But both men after their talks issued brief statements saying they believed the delegates at Geneva would make progress toward an armistice as a result of iheir meeting. Peace Commission, meeting in Red Cross. \u'.<hmiton.    and    Tuberculosis a rropo.sal hy Honduras .and M-  --- : caragua that the five nation body make an on-the-spot inve.stigation of charges by the Arbenz govern-! ment that thè two neighboring rt^ J publics supported "aggression” I against Guatemala, Commission .Association lions Main advantage of the FF program is that It cuts out repetition, grouping all fund drives into one big drive rather than a dozen His organization works with communities which have federal-connected industries or military installalions, Uriel explained. Chairman Luis Quintanilla of Mex-1    qup«;    Fnel    said ico saui ho hoptsl the Gufltom.-ilan    x,,tion    »orks government would acxept this "generous offer" promptly 5 Nicaragua formally denied it wa.s guilty of any aggression In    .u i t- k - w« v-cv» a cable to the UN. Nicaraguan    Everywhere the II- has been se Foreign .Minister Oscar v<evilla Sa-. up it has resulted m "phenomenal easa said the charges were intend- success. Fnel stated. t\i to ainceal fhc Communist affiF ^ The I’cDv^t is an organization of latious of the Arlvnz govcnmient. 15 health, welfare, and recreation 6 A Guatemalan t'roadcast said i    including the YWCA, Frcsident .Arln'iu ha» assurtxi I b    <>\plained, .Mnbassador John Feuritoy in Gua- ‘    organized    in    1956 to help 3 Thomasons, Mrs. McMurry To Trial; Hayter Acquitted By GEORGIA NELSON* Reporter-News Staff Writer LUBBOCK. June 24 - Trials of four more .Abilemans chargevl w ith fraud in connection with V.A housing loans began here Thursday morning after W 0 Hayter. Jr , was acquitted late Wednesday af-terncn>n. Being tried together in Judge T Whitfield Davidson's U S, Court ason. Sr. the first witnesses to requested no Jury for the Thora-take the stand were Clyde A. Har-; asons and Mrs. McMurry. ris. loan guaranty officer with the    The elder Thomason still faces V.A regional office here, Monroe    mdictmeiu on which be was Freeman of .Austin; Oran W Huff, tru'd last month, the trial ending John E. Salmon and Edgar Ray m a hung jury. Myers, all of Abilene.    Hayter'’    was    charged    in    two    in- These four witnesses repeated dictments with defrauding the IL the testimonv thev gave last month S. government by filing with the in the first trial of Ravmi^nd Thom- \ A regional offu'e here instruments ason. Sr , on a second indictment alleviate the congestion of fund t tomala City the >atoly ot I S '"‘7Tk    ('"Ti'i:’.'hiTbl’n 'IrHo.'i c.ius,-d in commimilifs mould bo    Thfi,    h.,d    boon swing reports earlier that the embassy wa-; planning to airlift out the nearly l.2iXt Americans there. Fnittxi Funds doubled 1951 and 1952. he said. between THE WEATHER I s lUI'ARlMlNT OK iOWMlKtV Ul %in»R RlRCXl Aim I NK vNo \u iNn v ri'.rip iK'UvU MiU «arm Thur-.4«% «OrrmsM». thur-^unv ,    'I    'o    Tlnh    *- lut#^ N'-N rt»' NI rtoíífc» low TX«rv1*> *''viRi'Tl «tNIRM SNl> W K.NT Tl \ VS lO'iu'' 01' <«IV HHd No tXik'Uith KV.bf VNU solili VKN4HV1 TKW.s i’N.'kr    Nil'    iK'ü'l'    «ni ".trm tlmmth Kri.’...'    "«h    <sT thuHilo sN'Wfîs    th«' M.stffati* st'uthiAst *»<1 »«mth "WSvij, «>« Uil> ih<? Bill Gallher Swaps Hospital for Jail are Raymond Thomason Sr mond Thomason Jr.. Monty l>on Thomason and Mrs. Helen McMurry The case of C G, Stephens, an other .Abilenian charged with fraud in connection with V.A housing !oar.s. remains to he tned His at-lorney, Tom Eplen of .Abilene, asked the court to consolidate the Stephens trial with the Thomason and McMurry cases and try him along with them. Motioa Refused But the court didn’t grant the Rav-! against him This trial ended w-th Related story on Page t-B a hung jury. Received $50 Each Ad fiHir men, who signed sale." contracts to buy houses on which Thomascm’s name appearevl as the builder, said they rewned $56 I each from Weldon L. Kus»ell for signing loiin applications. Before the mxni recess. Calvin ^R, Helms of Fort Warih. was the i tirst Witness to testify m the trial ;vgainst Raymond Thomason, Jr, Helms said he went to a real estate office on Butternut St in alleged to have contained false statements The incrumenis were various documents filed with appli-t at ions for GI home loans The counts submitted to the jury wt'ce bastHi on a sale c'ontract and an application to purchase a home, both signc-.l by James Glen Gautncy ot 1U33 Vine St, and an applicat’on to pureha.H' a home signevi by J L. Poor of Rt. 3, bv'th of .Ab'.unc. The government put several wit-:i.'s>cs on the »tand before resting its lUytcr. last wiuicss to testify in tin- trial, was on the st.uid 30 Only \v-itne.ssi-s usetl by WH Vr.S UP. Dur?—Ur, C. E Adams of Ahilctie. second from left, talks over new rievelonment.s in the medicstt iield with Or .hilms Mcher of the SouDtweslern Medua School at Dallas, extreme left. EaeniM them are Dr. Dean C Kipp. letl. and Dr .Vrvol K Halev. other memher.s of the three-m.an faenltv team here for a general piaetitioners seminarat the Wooten Hotel Thursday fhe .school is a htaiuli of the l‘iu\ersits ot Texas. Sec story on Page lOB. (Stafl Photo) Wrrt V VI TRur». Tl MKARvri RA» K M 1 -M I JO «1 ? :w :s 1 , , ,< >0 M ! s; Z« w* ^ T7 ft 30 ■rs si T-Srt *0 1 T*- « :,» »4 • I «T NT •7 i S.« 10 Xt 1» M U» U RJ T i JO s; MiinH Is •. nííM T    AS r Nunt    UhU> .V .,1 It nt NUittrt t'tniKhi    T ?'? p m Usrx'ntrtrr »f tklttn;    •( lï    W p    in    H huwW«'    •! 1-’    .X' P    m    AT ipmt'piiturp    R'v    Î*    Wur- pptltits -'»t h ,V a n\ Mintntuttt (pnti'crsTuip    K«f    U    hattr» •tKiUMi «I » W «. Hi. ÎR. W F iBiil' Gaither. 33, chaugixl his living quarters Thurs-nnirmng Ht was dischargtxl from Hen-' dries Memorial Hospital at 9,45 lit m . and arrivv'd at Taylor Coim-. ty jail .about 15 minutes later ; Gaither, invlicted for murder ; with malice m the death of Pohce-I man Jimmy Spann, had btvn hos pitaUit'd with five ImlkH wounds ¡revcived in a gun battle with Spann. ! His diK'tor told County Judge So'ed tngalsl'e that Gaither had mtHion bt'cause government attorn ,    . ev Warren Logan said the witness- the south part of .Abilene to in-qi\ioutes OS in that case had not yet been ' quire aK>ul selling the Gl nghl.s the defense besides Uu:- defendant interviewed and that the govern- to a V'»«*' loan. He said a woman vvere three character witne.sse.s. ment would not be ready for that told him he would have to talk to The cnaracler witnesses were J trial without first having tune for ; Raymond and that he later talked r. Fielder and \\ P Wright, both conference's vvith the wunesses ¡with RaymoiKi ThomasvHi. Jr., who of ,-\b<lene, and E W, McFarland, Judge    Dav    .dson    indicated    that    j    said they w-ould give him $lOO for, formerly of    .Abilene and now of the Sicpht'iis    ca.se    would    be    calk'd    ,    his Gl rights    ' Lublnx'k. after the ftHir cases being tned i Helms said he aflerwarvis tvK»k Ail three tesiifievl to Hayter’s his service discharge to the real repu’ation for honesty, fair dealest ate office ami signed papt*rs in^. truth and veracity for a home loan    ; Witnesses for the government Rayter's trial lasted only seven    i were Clyde    A. Harris, loan guar- hturs and 15 minutes and the F    ! an»y officer    with the VA regional S. Court jury was out of the court-j offk'e here,    R. V. Davis, general together are completi-d. In the trial of the four cases that oi.H’nv'd Thursday nuvrning the government iiurvxiuced documents do-signevi to prove the charges against all four defendants and :hen began offering testimony in the four cases in consecutive or- T’et'ov ertNi sufliciently to be moved! der. lu the jail    i    In    tkc    case    of    Raymond    Thom- rvxvm only four minutes before returning its verdict. Davis Scarborough, attorney for Hayter and the otiier tour, has insurance and mortgage loan agent of Abilene. Richard Dilling- See TRIALS, Page $-A, Cri. I ;