Abilene Reporter News, June 25, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 25, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1954, Abilene, Texas HOT V EVENING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT FINAL VOL. tXIH, NO. 371 Aaocaud fntt (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 25, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC Winnie, Ike Talk About Problems' U. S. ACCUSED Russian Tanker Seized by China CROSS Jenkins' granddaughter, Evalyn Cuningham, gives her going over on his return home-to Krioxville from'the McCarthy- Army hearings which he conducted. Mrs. Alex Cuning- ham, Jenkins' daughter and Evalyn's mother, looks on. 2 OTHERS FREED Third fined For Fraud By GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-News Staff Writer LUBBOCK. June Stephens of Abilene C. G. found -the guilty of fraud in connection with VA housing loans in U. S. Court here Friday morning. Four other Abilenians were tried Thursday, two being fined and two acquitted. Another had been quitfed'late Wednesday Judge T. Whitfield Davidson found Stephens guilty on an in- dictment for defrauding the gov- ernment but stated in pronounc- ing sentence that he "wished Ste- phens had been charged with a misdemeanor instead of a Judge Davidson assessed a fine of but remitted S250 and only cntered judgment for a fine of S250. Two-Count Indictment Stephens was charged in a two- count indictment based on a loan application and a sales contract filed with the VA regional office here for a GI home loan for James W. Lynch. Tettimonv showed that Lynch wanted to buv a house from Sieph- er. Seago was a character witness ens. but the'house he wanted re- for Stephens, quired down payment and Government and defense atforn- he had only I eys stipulated that Dr. Harold s G. Cooke, president of er who financed the. purchaser of the house got a good note and no- body involved had been hurt. "We believe you were motivat- ed by wanting to.promote, your business but alljjrf wanttajf jfa help a "Jfidge DlvidKO told Stephens, "Asd .we feel 'as'if we are punishing you for'doinj jood." _ r- 7- Tried Wiihoot JUTT Stephens was tried before court without a jury. Abilene attorney Tom Eplen rep- TAIPEH, Formosa list China announced tonight that one of its warships seized the Rus- sian tanker Tuapse Wednesday off Formosa and indicated the vessel and its cargo might be confiscated. The Danish-built tanker being held at the South Formo- an port of Kaohsiung, the an- ouncement said. Word that the Tuapse was in ationalist hands came hours after e Soviet Union, in a stiff note ade public in Moscow earlier to- ay, accused the United States of eizing the tanker. The Soviet note said the Tuapse as seized in waters between For- ,osa and the. Philippines "by a arship of the destroyer type" hich threatened to open fire. The note threatened ''appropriate ieasures for safeguarding the se- urity of Soviet merchant ships liling in that area." Jn announcing that the tanker as in custody the Nationalists aid tersely that the matter was being disposed indicating the resented him. U. S. government attorneys War- ren C. Logan and F. L. (Moose) Hartman prosecuted. Only witnesses to testify were Clyde A. Harris, loan guaranty of- ficer with the VA regional office here: R. V. Davis and Lynch, for the government; and Mrs. Sue Key Case, the Rev. H. D. Seago and the defendant, for the defense. Mrs. Case testified she handled the sale of the house for which Lynch applied for a loan. This house was sold to Ralph G. Mill- -Only four voting places instead I the usual 14 will be used in the uly 17 .city bond election. That was decided ing by the City Commission. It adopted an ordinance consoli- ating the present areas of "the'! 4 county precincts that lie with- n the city, into four precincts. Millard Parkhurst, Dallas, of the bond attorney firm, McCall, Park- urst'Je Crowe; recommended the ormal action of merging the pre- cincts. He pointed out that the aw requires that voters vote in IB precincts of their residenee. Farkhurst said he understood the commission had desired to Lynch testified that Stephens told him that if he veteran, iLvnch'. a McMurry College, Abilene, and John A. Def- w-ould apply for a Gl j febach. Abilene, would have testi- loan'on another house, he would j fied to Stephens' good reputation, give him credit for the bal- had they been able to attend, ance he lacked for the 5300 down payment Lynch wanted. Before assessing the fine. Da- vidson pointed out that although Stephens was guilty of a technical violation, he had helped a veter- an who needed help and the lend- 7th Case Continued The case of Weldon L. Russell seventh and last Abilenian charged with fraud in connection with VA housing loans, has been continued SM VA, Page Col. P-TA Traffic Plan For City Adopted .Virtually all the traffic safety program recommended by the Abi- lene City Council of Parent-Teach- er Associations was adopted Fri- day morning by the City Commis- sion. Areas involved are around the schools. Commissioners left oft until later any action on plans proposed near Anson Jones Elementary School. That's the new school in North Park. Traffic problems there arc yet to be determined when the school goes in operation. The commission allotted funds tor the traffic program, "not to ex- ceed S7.500." It voted that the work be done immediately. Motion By Mulcora Commissioner J. Floyd Malc-om made the motion, and Commis- sioner A. C. Scoti seconded, to adopt the projects and set aside the money. The motion carried unanimously. Program adopted includes these points: (1) Work with the highway de- partment toward getting an actu- ated traffic signal light at North Treadawfly'Blvd. anS North 10th St., and at South 14th St. and Sun- ict Dr. (This is ihe type now In service North Trtadaway Blvd. and North Seventh St.) (2) Go ahead with the street ligns and pedestrian walk pointing around nchools. as recommended put a regular stop-aml-go ighl at Pioneer Dr. and Potomac St. (4) Recommend that the schoo ward provide off-street parking on )range St. west of Lamar School (51 Take parking off North Eighth St. and Hickory St. on th side next to Larnar School. (6) Provide an off-street lane to unloading on the south side o North First St., cast of the pedcs rian underpass. Presenting the program at Fr day's meeting were Mrs. Sparks, president of the Jac Cit Council of P-TA's; Mrs. Max Ran dolph. safety chairman of th P-TA council; J. W. Heilhecker engineering committee chairman and Charles A. McClurc. member of the engineering committee. Crosswalks Proponed The plans called for placin near each school at least one pe- destrian crosswalk. Signs wouW'be erected near the crosswalks, rtaalance on the week-end con- erences between the President and his White House guest. Churchill appeared to be in moyant spirits on his arrival by ilane, and seemingly sought to deprecate the rift between Ameri- can and British policies. He spoke of the difficulties as "family mat- ers" and.suggested that whatever roubles the United States Britain may have, those in the Communist world are "even jreater." On the American side, there was an absence of any public expres- sion of confidence and hope about the talks such as, more often than not, is conUiined in welcoming statements on such occasions. Diplomats here, in fact, hold a great doubt that anything to im prove the situation actually can come out of "the talks. Eisenhower greeted Churchil with a warm handshake at the White House steps. The British leader had been escorted there b Vice President NbHffl and Secre- tary of State Dulles who met him and his party.it the airport There were DO public statements fronr Nixon aid Dulles on Church- ill's arrival but the British leadei spoke to an airport crowd on his aims for' the talks. He put it this way: "I've come with Anthony Eden to talk over a few family matters and try to make sure that there are no misunderstandings." Churchill, in gray suit and Horn burg and carrying a gold-headed cane, stepped down from the big American-built British Oversea. Airways plane promptly at 9 Foreign Minister Eden was wifl him. For a 79-year-old veteran of sev era! wars and many historic diplo- m a t i c conferences, Churchil moved with remarkable sprightli !ES. As the crowd gathered at the air port cheered, Churchill lifted his hat and waved. The morning sun light brightened his pink-facet smile. The military guard drawn up in an open square around the edge. ago the financed worth of :o make any offer. Two or three years city on the building. This was done so WTCC could move from the second floor to the first loor and thus make room for the Civil Aeronautics Administration district airport engineer's office. Abilene Chamber of Commerce sponsored the movement, because it was trying to get the CAA of- fice moved here from Big Spring. The city provided funds for re- modeling with the understanding that WTCC and-cr Abilene C-C would repay the expenditure. The two C-C's were to work out an arrangement between them, So far the city has received back all of which came from Abilene C-C. That leaves the city holding the bag for be- fore receiving tht federal govern- ment's of the parking present arms. apron stood a What's News On Insidt Pages POLITICAL JM.TIR Shiver's land rocki state political circlts. Page 4-A. AIR 1AM GROWING Bids to today for con- struction of 150-300 btd hos- pital at Air Farci Base, Poo-t I-B. ANttU Of MIRCY Air Section of 36th, tuppof ing all uniti of tht diviilan. In two-vrMka training at North Hood. 3-A. DISCOVtUT New vlrum found that appartntly porolytfc rutmbling polio. 10-A. HurrkaneAIke Hits Texas Coast BROWNSVILLE. Tex. the first hurricane of the season sprang up suddenly in the Gul of Mexico and scooted over t Brownsville and the Mexican coas today. It wasn't a big blow as hum canes go. Winds at the center were an hour, jus hurricane strength. The center was aimed at a lone- ly wasteland stretch of Mexican coast 50 or 60 miles south of Brownsville. Texas' southernmost city. One man was injured in Browns- ville when winds, which blew in gusts up to 56 miles an hour, knocked off a crossbar on a power line, and the crossbar nit him on the head. The man. unidentified, was working on the line. AH persons on Padre Island, off the coast near Brownsville', were evacuated. Tides there were ex- pected to be 5 to 8 feet above normal. WHITE FLAG FLOWN FOR INVADERS A Guate- malan woman and two children stand before their home from which a white "flag is hung in Esquipulas, Guatemala, first town -taken by advancing anti-Communist forces. IN GUATEMALA Rebels Prepare For Big Drive TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -at The Guatemalan rebel command said last night its forces were massed for a full-scale attack on Chiquimula and that "bloody" fighting already raged there. But government military leaders, boasting advances on "all vowed to bring the invasion to a speedy end. A communique from the invasion headquarters of Guatemalan exile leader Col. Carlos Castillo Armas said a major battle was shaping up at Chiquimula. less than 70 miles northeast of the Guatemalan capital. The announcement said that as the rebels pressed in to attack, the government hastily reinforced the Chiquimula garrison with artil- lery, mortars and machineguns. The communique said the garrison commander had deserted to the rebels. Castillo Armas claimed his rebel forces now hold 16 Guatemalan towns, seized since the invaders moved in from the Horxiuran bor- der last Friday in a bid to unseat President Jacobo Arbenz Guz- man's Communis t--support- ed regime. On the diplomatic front, the strained relations between Guate- mala and neighboring Honduras appeared near the breaking point. Informed sources said' the Hon- government was-about to demand the expulsion of -Guate- malan Ambassador Amadeo Chin- chilla on grounds he -sparked Wednesday's leftist student dem- onstration in Tegucigalpa. Seven persons were wounded when police. opened fire. .-.-_..'. i SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS v Big doings are abroad in the land tkese days. There's war in Central in Texas poli- tics. Western leaders huddle in Washington. and Asians in India. Every day has its crop of bad and indifferent. Only your newspaper gives you the com- plete, unbiased picture of events of the day. Your Sunday Reporter-News will be a big paper, bringing you the full report Following, the "all work and no play" theory, the Sunday paper will have stories in the lighter vein, too. For example, have you heard about Palmetto polo? Some Florida folk designed the game, but Texans are taking it over. The Sunday Reporter-News will tell you about it There'll be a picture story, too, of a scrap of paper about which our whole banking check. Sports, farm, oil news, all sorts of news of interest to West Texans will be included in your Sunday paper. You can reserve extra copies at 10 cents each with your agent or at the nearest newsstand. ALL BILLS PAID Spann Family Facing World Debt-Free; Fund at Abilene lo Take Holiday July 5 Abilene will observe the Fourth of July with a holiday, July i. retail merchants' activities of the Abilene Cham- ber of Commerce has decided to close (hop in the city on July i. lincc the Fourth falls on Sunday. Next holiday set by lha com- munity will be Labor Day. Sep- tember Chairman Caleb Reed wid. Mrs. Jimmy Spann and her two babies. Verda and Jimmy. Jr., faced the world debt-free today. Checks were issued this morn- ing from the Jimmy Spann Appre- ciation Fund paying for all cur- rent bills and debts for the family. The obligations totaled" and included the en- tire funeral expense for Policeman Jimmy Spann. He was fatally shot the night of June 17 in a gun battle with Billy Gaither at Merkel. Clearing of the family's debts was announced by Howard Mc- Mahon. publisher of the Reporter- News. The Reporter-News is, re- ceiving gifts to the Spann -fund. Friday morning's mail added to the Spann Appreciation Fund, bringing contributions to date to Left in Fart After paying the the fund's balance today is J5.S97.88. The was broken down as follows: for funeral and burial of Spann: to clear the indebtedness on the family's automobile which had been pur- chased second-hand six months ago; for a doctor bill. for a floral spray (or the widow and children for the officer's funeral; for a gasoline bill and for a loan Spann made- at the time of the birth of a chiM. X Thursday, the First State Bank of Abilene bought a savings bend each for Mrs. Spann and the two children. When they ma- ture 10 years hence, they will total This is not included in the fund total listed to- day. Gifts to the fund may be brought or mailed to The Reporter-News. Checks should be made payable to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund.' Contributions -since yesterday: Fellow Employes of Mrs. Spann at the United'States Time Corp. 100.00 Mr. Mrs. L. Conrads 2.50 Pilot Class Aldersgate Methodist Church 10.00 Miracle Laboratories Pest Control 25-00 Knights of Columbus 25.00 Anonymous 1.00 Employees, First State Bank 50.00. Board of Deacons, First Presby- terian Church Employees of The Social Security Office 12.00 Mr. fc Mrs.- F. E. Bennett 2.00 Division Texas Department of Public Safety Maurice G. Cole Ted G. A. F. Metier 15.00 Howard Samuell 10.00 Sara Arp Bordcn Co. Borden Employed 2.00 '55.00 21.M Mr. t Mrs. Max Bentley 10.00 Mrs. V. L. Manuel 5.0B J. W. Vinson 5.00 Tonto Coleman 5.08 A member of 1st. Christian S. S. Class 2.00 Anonymous 2.50 Employees- of Schlumberger 28.00: J. S. Burgess 2.00 Mr. 4 Mrs. J. T. Fergus 1Q.W Sheriff's "Dept., Shackelford County g.oo Carlos S. Morris, Swestwater 2.50 Mr. i Mrs. L. W. Young 2.00 Mr. t Mrs. N. E. Dodson 2.00 Cub Scouts Dickie Hooel f Jerry Bedichek Don Bacon Jay Roberts Mr. Mrs. Guerdon E. Busby R. Lee Rode. M. D. McDaniel Music Co. 2.10 5.00 20.00 10.00 13.00 Ben E. Keith Company Walter C, Chappell Sen-ice-Station Erie D. Sellers Mrs. D. D, Parramore K.M Rita Barber Co. Anonymous StCi- Chas. A. Grissom 30.00 C. M. Presley King Wllloughby, Attorneys at Law 2S.N Anonymous S.at. Telephone Co. Employees J7.7T New Total ;