Abilene Reporter News, June 26, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 26, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas n a n«pi w r#\i\ 11.1 CLOUDY uTlje Abilene Reporter-iBtetasi "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron / EVENING FINAL VOL. LXIII, NO. 372 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 26, 1954—EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lCc Guatemalan Action Cut By UN Council UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. UB-Ignoring Russian demands, the U. N. Security Council decided last night to delay action'on the quickening Guatemalan war until the Organization of American States makes its own investigation. The ll-nation Council declined to adopt an agenda listing Guatemala’s complaint that Honduras and Nicaragua were still condoning aggression in defiance of the Council’s cease fire call of last Sunday. The procedural motion for its adoption needed seven votes to pass. It got only four, while five votes were cast against it and two Council members abstained. This postponed debate indefinitely and gave the 21-nation OAS time to investigate the Guatemalan charges through its five-member International Peace Committee. Brazil and Colombia—with U. S. support—had proposed this course. But the Soviet Union, backing Communist-infiltrated Guatemala, had demanded “measures to put an end to aggression in Central America.” The vote found Russia, Denmark, Lebanon and New Zealand in favor of the Guatemalan agenda. The United States, Brazil, Colombia, Nationalist China and Turkey voted against it and Britain and France abstained. The Soviet Union also lost on a motion to invite Guatemalan Delegate Eduardo Castillo Arriola to the Council table. The other 10 members apparently feeling that the invitation to a nonmember would be premature, since no debate had begun, voted no. The International Peace Committee, meeting in Washington, had set up a commission to investigate the Guatemalan situation Wednesday. Honduras and Nicaragua had granted the commission, made up like the committee of Argentina, Brazil. Mexico, Cuba and the United States, permission to enter their territory, but Guatemala last night finally denied such permission. Hugo Gouthier of Brazil and Carlos Echeverri-Cortee of Colombia told the Council that in view of the committee's work, it should not debate the matter. :. t- + '% -ft .tot    .vv.v    v.;-:-:.-.- REBEL TROOPS IN CAPTURED TOWN—Anti-Communist soldiers, carrying modern automatic weapons, stand before a church in Esquipulas, Guatemala, the first town taken by the rebels. The rebels claim they are advancing on Guatemala City from three directions while Government radio countered with claims that they had been repulsed and were fUeing. Rebels Establish Provisional Regime PAYS FINE One Day Enough For 81-Year-Old Jim Horrel, 81, of 1441 Pecan St., has changed his mind about spending 74 more days in the city jail. Horrel paid fines totaling $74 late Friday after previously saying he would serve out the fines in jail. One dollar a day is credited toward payment of the fine for persons serving in jail. In City Court Friday morning, Horrel was fined $25 for making an assault upon a city policeman, $25 for abusive language, and $25 for permitting a minor to operate a motor vehicle without a driver’s license. He was riding in an automobile Thursday driven by his 15-year-old grandson when he was stopped by Policemen W. L. Wood and W. A Richie. He allegedlv struck, cursed and scratched Wood. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras itf-Anti-Communist Guatemalan rebels set up a provisional government last night amid indications the struggle for that Central American nation is becoming a hot shooting war. Insurgent planes attacked Guatemala City and the rebel radio claimed its forces were “marching victoriously” on the capital. The Communist-supported government of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman declared, however, its troops remained in control on all fronts. Creation of the provisional regime. headed by rebel Commander Col. Carlos Castillo Armas, was announced in a communique by the “Liberation army.” It said the government headquarters w*ere at Chiquimula, a town of 8,848 people, 20 miles from the Honduran border. The communique said Chiquimula had been captured early yesterday. But a dispatch from Associated Press Correspondent Jack Rutledge in Guatemala City said the government's latest bulletins claimed Chiquimula was still in its Rutledge's dispatch passed through Guatemalan censorship < 'V yed about six hours in transmission. Rebel planes also blasted Zacapa and other government strongholds. Authoritative sources said a direct bomb hit on an ammunition dump at Zacapa knocked out the garrison there. The stepped-up air strikes led one source here to comment that “the cold war is getting hot.” Up t.ll now', the eight-day-old struggle has been waged chiefly with propaganda weapons. Only New Britain-America Policy Urged in Asia NEW TOTAL: $7,932 Lubbock Police Add $50 to Fund sporadic clashes have been reported between the opposing forces. Eight Americans who crossed the Guatemalan frontier into Mexico yesterday said they believed the rebel forces had the government “on the run.” A Boston newspaperman in the group said he had seen 400 wounded government troops en route to the capital. The Guatemalan embassy in Washington announced, meanwhile, that its government had refused permission for the Inter-American Peace Committee to semi an investigating team into Guatemala to study that nation s charge of foreign aggression. The Arbenz regime has accused Honduras and Nicaragua of aiding the rebels. Afredo Chocano, acting head of I the embassy, said his government | had advised the committee that ; “Guatemala is opposed to inter-! vention ... in this matter be-! cause the subject is under the juris-j diction of the Security Council of the United Nations.” The Security Council, however, voted to put off further discussion of the Guatemalan charge of aggression until the organization of American States could investigate the matter. The Inter-American Peace Committee is an agency of the OAS. The Council’s decision came when the Soviet-supported Guatemalan complaint failed to obtain the seven votes necessary to place it on the agenda. The ballot showed only four in favor of the move, with five opposed. Two nations abstained. The Guatemalan struggle also spurred the U. S. Senate to adopt a resolution warning “international communism“ away from the Americas. The motion, approved by a 69*1 vote, was generally regarded by senators as “a modem interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine.” Lubbock policemen added $50 to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund Saturday to help bring the total almost to $8,000. New gifts for the family of the Abilene policeman killed last week in a gun battle wrote $7,932.57 in the fund's account books. All debts of the family, totaling $1,545.45, have been paid off. Howard McMahon, publisher of the Re-porter-News, reported Friday. In addition to the fund, three $50 savings bonds were given Mrs. Spann and the two children. Contributions to the fund may be mailed or brought to the Reporter-News. Checks should be made payable to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund. New gifts Saturday: Behrens and Behrens Insurance Co.    25 00 Ungren and Frazier    50.00 Abilene Rebekah Lodge No. 89    7.74 R & R Electronic Co.    50.00 Anonymous    10.00 Anonymous    5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Welch, Sweetwater    5.00 Hogue’s Paint and Decorating Service    10.00 Anonymous    2.00 Anonymous    l.oo Dr. and Mrs. W7. V. Ramsey 15.00 Choate Plumbing Co.    10.00 R. C. Grisham    10.00 KRBC and KRBC-TV    25.00 Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. Sboults    10.00 Mr. and Mrs. R.    M.    Fielder 5.00 Vaden Engineering    Co.    10.00 Ralph P. Hunter    5.00 Folliard's, Inc.    5.00    New    Total Shop Dept., City of Abilene 20.00 Bob Roberts    2.00 City Cemetery and Purchasing Employes    7.00 Following members of the Abilene Fire Dept.: Earl W. Abbott Ernest G. Barrington Robert L. Brown Paul D. Edwards David A. Fudge Howard B. Hill Clifford C. Huff William H. Kidwell James B. McCollum Bobby D. Owen Randolph Owens Edwin R. Roberts Thomas B. White Roy Flippo Nathan Curry, Cisco Linda Blanch Curry, Cisco ! V. C. Walker | Clyde Trammell ; Anonymous | Cloud’s Cleaners i Wooten Hotel Lubbock Police Association Ex-Policeman of Abilene A. Clark Riggs, KRBC engineer Mildred Woody . Carpenters Ladies Auxiliary No. 391 I Mrs. Helen M. (W. R.) Abel : Hollis McCoy James G. Hines i Merchants Fast Motor Lines Employes A Widow S. J. Roberts Anonymous Safeway Employes of Abilene Churchill, Ike To Discuss Plan WASHINGTON (#>—Secretary of State Dulles and British Foreign Minister Anthony Eden opened discussions at the State Department today on possible developments of a common British-American policy for blocking further Communist conquests in Southeast Asia. Their talks constituted the first attack on this problem in the weekend round of conferences among President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Churchill and their chief foreign policy advisors. The conferences began yesterday and are due to end tomorrow evening. The United States officials going 5.00 3.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 25.00 100.00 1.00 1.00 TV HEART OPERATION — Five-year-old Pamela Schmidt of Minneapolis, Minn , and her father Edward, who figured in a revolutionary heart operation shown coast-to-coast on Television's “March of Medicine” program. The father’s blood stream was connected to his daughter's so she could “borrow” his lungs while doctors at the University of Minnesota hospital corrected her heart condition. 33.00 $7,932.57 75 Hospitalized as (rack Train Derails in Nebraska Two Hospitalized As Polio Patients Two boys were admitted to into today’s meeting were prepared to urge the British to begin at once on the creation of a Southeast Asian anti-Commuujst alliance. The British have been far less enthu- ! siastic about this than the United States. Eden, to the surprise and shock of Dulles and his advisors, suggested Wednesday that Britain would like to see a security system based upon a series of nonaggression pacts with the Communists in Asia. Eden and Dulles met in Dulles’ office about 10:30 a.m. (EDT). White House Press Secretary j James C. Hagerty said they were going to talk about Southeast Asia and that Prime Minister Churchill and President Eisenhower would discuss the same subject after lunch. Meanwhile Churchill and Eisenhower were due to meet with complete informality for pre-lunch talks. Congressional leaders from both House and Senate, a dozen prominent administration officials and chief members of the British delegation were invited to the luncheon at the White House. Hagerty announced that the President’s day of conferences started with a 30-minute meeting with the U.S. ambassador to London, Win-throp Aldrich, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT). He also announced that at noon today Churchill’s chief advisors on Weslex Areas May Get Rain Of Hurricane Hendrick Memorial Hospital with.    .    ,,    , polio Friday and another as a pos-; at°m!C matters. Lord Cherwel! and sible meningitis case which later i Sir Edwin Plowden, would be turned out to be negative.    guests at an atomic energy^com- Joe Coleman Young. 11, son of mission luncheon given by Chair -Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Joe Young of man Lewis Strauss HIDING OUT THE FLOOD—Mrs. Twila Tromblee, right, and her family perch atop the porch of their home in northeast Des Moines, Iowa, determined to ride out the Des Moines river flood although water was three feet deep in downstairs rooms. They were living in the three upstairs rooms of the house. Left to right: Mrs. Tom Tromblee; Mrs. Daisy Viggers, 72, Twila’s mother, Deanne Tromblee, 8, and Twila. Oh yes, the family pooch was there, too. HALLAM, Neb, if)—Derailment of the Rock Island Railroad's Rocky Mountain Rocket toppled j over eight of the 11 passenger and Pullman cars of the train near here last night sending at least. 75 persons to hospitals for treatment. At least 16 or 18 of the passengers were seriously hurt, reports to State Safety Patrol Chief Col. j C. J. Sanders, at Lincoln, indi-j cated. A check of hospitals at Lincoln, I Beatrice and Crete to which the injured were sped by ambulance and in instances by private car showed 61 persons still hospitalized, j At least 14 others were treated and dismissed. Unofficial reports indicated about 150 passengers were on the train, j pulled by three diesel units, one oi which overturned. Engineer Roy Ensign of Fair- j bury, Neb., said “I don’t know j what happened. The train started -to shimmy and all erf a sudden I j was thrown against the controls “ | Mail clerk John Helm, 32, of Phillipsburg, told how the mail car tipped over and “the dirt j started flying and I remember j digging out from under mail sacks.” After getting out of the mail car, j Helm said he carried six injured persons off the train before starting to Hallam with other trainmen to turn in the wreck report Col Sanders said his men who rushed to the scene reported one car piled on top of another while others just appeared to have “tilted over.” Traveling on the train with his ; family was Ed Fleig of Ferdinand. Ind., who said he had left his car at home in Indiana “to escape the dangers of the road” when the family went to Colorado Springs for a vacation. j Fleig told how. just before the ! derailment, his son, Fred, 17, left the car the family was in to go forward to the club car for a soft drink. j “We looked out the window of our car which was one of those that did not overturn and we saw the club car ahead with another car on top of it,” he related. For 45 minutes the Fleigs did no; know what had happened to Fred. Despite her worry, Mrs. Fleig, a trained nurse, tended and comforted the injured until her son was found. He was not seriously hurt. Conductor W. O. Nielson of Qma > t ha. riding in the head car, said “It went over easy.” and passenger Mrs. Haroid Segard, St. Louis, related “It ithe car she was in didn't hit hard. It slid like a log into water. I didn’t expect it to be that easy.” Mrs. Segard, who was not seriously hurt, related: “my head struck against the overhead baggage rack — there was a lot of confusion and there were children in the car.” The Rocky Mountain Rocket was eastbound for Chicago. It originated in two sections One was formed at Denver and the other at Colorado Springs, Colo. The sections joined in eastern Colorado for the combined trip eastward. As soon as the report of the derailment was received from trainmen who hurried into Hallam. all this little town's available men turned out to help while ambulances and patrol cars hurried to the scene. Capt. Sanders said his men listed at least 25 persons who needed ambulance transportation to Lincoln and Beatrice. Neb., hospitals, both about 20 miles away. Many others, he said, "hitched” rides w ith motorists to town to get lesser injuries treated. THE WEATHER Seminole, was placed in a respirator in the polio ward. He is suffering from bulbar and spinal polio, a physician said. He became ill Wednesday. .Antony Carl Henson, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Henson of Sweetwater, was in “good" condition with non-paralytic spinal polio, his doctor said. He fell ill about a week ago. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rains left by hurricane Alice lingered in South Texas Saturday. The hurricane developed quickly Friday, hit the Mexican coast 70 miles south of Brownsville and then dissipated in the Mexican mountains s o u th of the Rio Grande. It was an ill wind that blew South Texas a lot of good. Observers said some crop damage was bound to result from the pelting rain and high winds that reached the Rio Grande Valley | fields. But rain was what they needed and wanted. And rains in the La-\ redo and Del Rio area were bound ’ to put more water in storage be-| hind Faicon Dam south of Laredo. | Rainfall in the 24 hours ending j at 6:30 a.m. included 2.63 inches at Laredo and .32 at Del Rio. Rain still was falling at Del Rio and Laredo at dawn Saturday. Other showers were reported at Corpus Christi, Alice, San Antonio, Junction and Cotulla. The rains in the Brownsville to Weslaco area ranged from two to four inches. Brownsville had 1.84 inches up to nightfall and then the rain stopped. Other 24-hour readings included 1.63 at Cotulla, .94 at Corpus Chris-House would bring in two more j tl, .75 at Victoria, .27 at San An-foreign minister s—Richard G. j tonio, .12 at Junction and ,12 at Casey of Australia and Zafrullah El Paso. Tonight Hagerty said that an informal stag dinner at the White Khan of Pakistan. Others present in addition to the President Churchill, Eden and Dulles will include Churchill’s old friend Bernard Baruch, Admiral Radford, chairman of the joint chiefs of Ronnie Roy Martin, son of Mr.; staffs the President’s brother Mfl-and Mrs. Donald J. Martin, 2133 j ton Eisenhower, and other high Kirkwood St., was to be released Saturday after tests showed he did not have meningitis as suspected. 36rti Eases Pace NORTH FORT HOOD. Tex. T-Patchers of the 36th Infantry Division were winding up their two-( week training period in the rela-; live luxury of the Fort Hood training area Friday, after a week of realistic field training. Friday | the division watched tank-infantry i demonstrations. Rains were rather general along a 406-mile stretch of the    Rio Grande from Brownsville up to Del Rio. For this weekend for Texas—hot and humid was the forecast. The Weather Bureau said    the South Texas showers were likely British and American officials. j to spread across West Texas at Although various subjects are up least as far as Abilene during the for discussion, the halting of Com-! day. East Texas, however, remain-munist    conquest    In    Southeast    Asia    i    ed clear to partly cloudy, was the critical    issue    in    the    talks,    i Hurricane Alice, the upstart I Gulf storm that formed quickly. The U. S. position up to now has been that urgent measures are needed to form an anti-Comraunist alliance which would include Britain, the United States and other countries with direct security interests in Southeast Asia. Eisenhower presumably was prepared to urge Churchill to join in such an undertaking. slammed into the Gulf Coast south of Brownsville and then disintegrated, was a thing of the past. One person was killed, another injured, but shrimpers caught in the quick-forming hurricane made port safely as the heavy winds diminished shortly after the first blow struck the mainland. GRAND OLD MAN C. S. ORl’ARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER HI REAL ABILENE AND VICINITY - Partly cK’uAy «tie warm, wtth chute* for aw« *n*rmx»n or r>«nllti »how«« Saturday ab4 Sunday. Mush both day* n«ar *5: tow Saturday    »ear    75. NORTH CENTRAL TTXaS — Partly cloudy, acattered '.hunderahower* mostly Us aouUtweot Salurday afternoon and mostly -.a w**t portion Saturday nt«h< WW1w !y scattered thundirshowei* Sunday, No important temperature chan««« WEST TEXAS - Partly oXwidy. Ukcwar* and thundershower« east el Ire» Valley j Saturday afternoon and in east portion of ■ South Plains Saturday night. Otherwise widely scattered thundef»hower» through Sunday Ne important temperature ’ change» SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS - Cloudy with shower* and thundershower* Saturday ; aftem-w. and mostly to northeaat portion : Saturday night becoming partly cloudy and warmer wtth widely »caitered »how j era Sunday Moderate to fresh southeast wutds on the coast tKWI-FRATl RES J Pri P. M.    Sat    A.    M, »  ........... 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With typical Churchillian showmanship, he quickly* captured the airport audience by stepping smartly into view from the British stratocruise, doffing his gray horn-burg and grinning merrily. This brought hurrahs and applause. Once aground, Churchill steamed unerringly toward a duster of microphones, leaving the welcoming Nixon and Dulles to bring up the rear. Once Churchill had had his say, he spun on Dulles and Nixon and barked: “Was it all right?” They agreed — still clutching their own undelivered written state- ments. Then Sir Winston spied a waiting open car and made for H. There were no more speeches. Churchill planted his rotund figure squarely in the middle of the wide rear seat. Nixon, however, managed to squeeze himself in to the left of the relaxed visitor. Churchill then gave himself over to a swarm of photographers who clicked and flashed until they could no longer evoke the famed smile and “V for victory” salute. Arrived at the White House», Churchill was offered a presidential assist up the steps of the north portico. Preferring his gold headed cane, the prime minister withdrew his elbow from President Eisenhower’s helping hand and made it on his own. Later, after preliminary talks and a White House luncheon, Churchill, Eisenhower. Dulles and Eden assembled in the rose garden (Mi the south lawn to pose for more pictures. Churchill and Eisenhower sat in a wrought iron canvas “cushioned love «fat” — which may or may not have been symbolic of UJ5.* British hopes for the outcome of their harmony meeting. “Did you bring your paints’” inquired Eisenhower, himself an enthusiastic brush-and-easel man. “No,” growled Churchill, head down and chomping a cigar. “I'll lend you a box,” Eisenhower offered. “No.” repeated Sir Winston in the same gruff tone. For the photographers. Churchill trotted out virtually the same greeting he used at his Bermuda meeting last year with Eisenhower: “I think this is one of the biggest firing parties I’ve ever stood up to." In a few minutes — less than five — the shooting was over. As all hands prepared to leave, Churchill appeared to be slow in getting up, Eisenhower again extended a helping hand. “I can get up by nyself,” Churchill said through his cigar. Eisenhower grinned and, quickly withdrawing his hand, said: “I know you can get up by ymsdi" ;