Abilene Reporter News, June 26, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

June 26, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY EVENI1IB FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXIII, NO. 372 AuocattA (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 26, PAGES PRICK DAILY 5c, SUNDAY ICc Guatemalan Action Cut By UN Council UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. IB- Ignoring Russian demands, the V. N. Security Council decided last night to delay action'on the quick- ening Guatemalan war until the Organization of American States makes its own investigation. The 11-nation Council declined to adopt an agenda listing Guate- mala's complaint that Honduras and Nicaragua were still condon- ing 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 indefinite- ly and gave the 21-nation OAS time to investigate the Guatemalan charges through its five-member International Peace Committee. Brazil and U. S. proposed this course. But the Soviet Union, backing Com- munist-infiltrated Guatemala, had demanded "measures to put an end to aggression in Central America." The vote found Hussia. 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 Del- egate Eduardo Castillo Arriola to the Council table. The other 10 members apparently feeling that the invitation to a mmmember would be premature, since no de- bate had begun, voted no. The International Peace Commit- tee, meeting in Washington, had set up a commission to investigate the Guatemalan situation Wednes- day. 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 permis- sion. Hugo Gouthier of Brazil and Car- los Echeverri-Cortes of Colombia told the Council that (in view of committee's work, it should not debate the matter. 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 J74 late Friday after previously say- ing he would serve out the fines in jail. One dollar a day is credit- ed toward payment oi the fine for persons serving in jail. In City Court Friday morning. Horrel was fined for making an assault upon a city policeman, (23 for abusive language, and 525 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 allegedly struck, cursed tad scratched Wood. REBEL TROOPS IN CAPTURED nist 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 Rebels Establish Provisional Regime TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras IB- Anti-Communist Guatemalan reb- els set up a provisional government last night struggle for that Central American nation is becoming a hot shooting war. Insurgent planes attacked Guate- mala City and the rebel radio claimed its forces were "march- ing victoriously" on the capital. The Communist-supported govern- ment of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman declared, however, its troops remained in control on all fronts. Creation of the provisional re- gime, headed by rebel Command- er Col. Carlos Castillo Armas, was announced in a communique by the "Liberation army." It said the government headquarters were at Chiquimula, a town of peo- ple, 20 miles from the Honduran border. The communique said Chiquimu- la had been captured early yes- terday. But a dispatch from As- sociated Press Correspondent Jack Butiedge in Guatemala City said the government's latest bulletins claimed Chiquimula was still in its Rutledge's dispatch passed through Guatemalan censorship i r'syed 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 gar- rison there. The stepped-up air strikes led one source here to com- ment that "the cold war is getting hot." Up till now, the eight-day-old struggle has been waged chiefly with propaganda weapons. Only sporadic clashes have been report- ed 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 newspaper- man In fhe'group said he had seen 400 wounded government troopt 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 send an in- vestigating team into Guatemala' to study that nation's charge of foreign aggression. The Arbenz re- gime has accused Honduras and Nicaragua of aiding the rebels. Afredo Chocano. acting head of 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- diction of the Security Council of the United Nations." The Security Council, however, voted to put off further discus- sion of the Guatemalan charge of aggression until the organization of American States could investi- gate the matter. The Inter-Amer- ican Peace Committee is an agencv of the OAS. The Council's decision came when the Soviet-supported Guatemalan complaint failed to obtain the sev- en votes necessary to place it on the agenda: The ballot showed only four in favor of the move, with five opposed. Two nations ab- stained. The Guatemalan struggle also spurred the U. S. Senate to adopt a resolution warning "international communism" away from the Amer- icas. The motion, approved by a 69-1 .vote, regarded by senators as "a modern inter- pretation of the Monroe Doctrine." RIDING OUT THE Twila Tromblee, right, and her family perch atop the porch of their home in northeast Des Moines, to ride out the Des Moines river flood although water was three feet deep in downstiirs rooms. They were living in the three upstairs rooms of the house. Left to right: Mrs. Tom Tromb- lee; Mrs. Daisy Viggers, 72, Twite's mother; Dentine S, and Twila. Oh yes, UN family pooch was there, too. New Britain-America Policy Urged in Asia NEW TOTAL: Lubbock Police Add to Fund Lubbock policemen added to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund Saturday to help bring the total almost to New gifts for the family of the Abilene policeman killed last week in a gun battle wrote in the fund's account books. All debts of the family, totaling il.S45.45. have been paid off. How- ard McMabon, publisher of the Re- porter-News, reported Friday. In addition to the fund, three 150 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 Ap- preciation Fund. New gifts Saturday: Behrens and Behrens Insurance Co.- zs.oo Ungren.arid Frazier 50.00 Abilene iRebekah Lodge 7.74 R k :R Electronic Co. SfcOO Anonymous 10.00 Anonymous 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Welch, Sweetwater 5.00 Hogue's Paint and Decorating Sen-ice 10.00 Anonymous Z.OO Anonymous 1.00 Dr. and Mrs. W. 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 FoUiard's, Inc. 5.00 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 5.00 Ernest G. Harrington 5.00 Robert L. Brown 8.90 Paul D. Edwards 5.00 David A. Fudge 5.00 Howard B. Hill 20.00 Clifford C. Huff 5.00 William H. Kidwell 3.00 James B. McCollum 5.00 Bobby D. Owen 2.00 Randolph Owens 5.00 Edwin R. Roberts 5.00 Thomas B. White 2.60 Hoy Flippo 5.00 Nathan Curry. Cisco 2.50 Linda Blanch Curry, Cisco 2.50 V. C. Walker 5.00 Clyde Trammel! 5.00 Anonymous 20.80 Cloud's Cleaners 3.00 Woolen Hotel Lubbock :Police Association- 50.00 Ex-Policeman of Abilene 10.00 A. Clark Riggs, KRBC engineer 5.00 Mildred Woody 3.00 Carpenters Ladies Auxiliary No. 391 5.00 Mrs. Helen M. (W. R.) Abel 5.00 Hollis McCoy 10.00 James G. Hihes 5.00 Merchants Fast Motor Lines- Employes 25.00 A Widow 100.M S. J. Roberts 1.00 Anonymous 1.00 Safeway Employes of Abilene 33.flj) New Total 75 Hospitalized as Crack Train Derails in Nebraska HALLAM, Neb. (id-Derailment of the Rock Island Railroad's Rocky Mountain Rocket toppled over eight of the ll passenger and Pullman cars of the train near here last night sending at least 75 persons to hospitals for treat- ment At least 16 or 18 of the passen- gers were seriously hurt, reports to State Safety Patrol Chief CoL C. J. Sanders, at Lincoln, indi- cated. A check of hospitals at Lincoln, Beatrice and Crete to which the injured were sped by ambulance and in instances by private car showed 61 persons still hospitalized. At least 14 others were treated and dismissed. Unofficial reports indicated about 150 passengers were on the train, pulled by three diesel units, one of which overturned. Engineer Roy Ensign of Fair- bury, Neb., said "I don't know what happened. The train started to shimmy and all of a sudden I was thrown against the controls." Mail clerk John Helm. 32. of Phillinsburg, told how the mail car tipped over and "the dirtj started flying and I remember digging out from under mail sacks." After getting out of the mail car. 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 justappeared 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. 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. "We looked out the window of our cir which was one of those that did not overturn and we saw the club car ahead with another car on top of he related. For the FMgs did no; know what had happened to Fred. Dttpite her worry, Mn, FMf, trained num. tended and comforted the Injured until her son was found. He wai not Kriouily hurt. CoMhctar W. 0. i ha, riding in the head said "It went over easy." and passenger Mrs. Harold Segard, SL Louis, re- lated "It (the 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 seri- ously hurt, related: "my head struck against the overhead bagr gage rack there was a lot of confusion and there were children in the car." The Rocky Mountain Rocket was eastbound for Chicago. It originat- ed in two sections. One was formed at Denver and the other at Colora- do Springs, Colo. The sections joined in eastern Colorado for the combined trip eastward. As soon as the report of the de- railment was received from train- men who hurried into Hallam. all this little town's available men turned .out to help while ambu- lances and patrol cars hurried to the scene. CapL Sanders said his men listed at least 23 persons who needed ambulance transportation to Lin- coln and Beatrice, Neb., hospitals, both about JO miles away. Many others, he said, "hitched" rides with motorists to town to get lesser injuries treated. THE WEATHER C. S. DFJA11TIIIXT OP COMMKBCK HEATREK ftUKCAC AND MdNTrV Partly :loofljr and warai. vttb for fete afleraaon or evtnlag Saturday ao4 Sanday. Hlia days war U; low Satartav nIt-M war 75. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Panly cloudy. seattend mostly la southwest Saturday afttracon and Ir weat SatsrxUy atfttt. ly Mattered ttmadsrshcwers Sunday. No imrortanc temperature WEST TEXAS Tartly sfcowan and thunderslwwcn p[ I'cros Vallty Satttrday afternoon aad ta portion Plalix Saturtay BUM. OUunrlK widely scattcnd tbiwurtt Sunday. No bnrortaat tcmfvratw chant SOUTH CKXTRAL TEXAS with fhowtn aad Satvday afttrnoon and meetly fa portion Saturday night becoming paztly caMdy M4 wanner wtth wMcty Mattcrtd anow. SUKW. ModtraH u ntak KnOwM winds oct the watt. TUriaUTVUS rni-.li. M M. IiM Maalmm Mr MHM M attormrn timprtattr. ti 11. TV HEART OPERATION Rve- Schmidt of Min- Minn., and her .father Edward, who 'figured in a revolu- tionary 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 Two Hospitalized As Polio Patients Two boys were admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital with polio Friday and another as a pos- sible meningitis case which later turned out to be negative. Joe Coleman Young, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Joe Young of Seminole, was placed in a respir- ator in the polio ward. He is suf- fering from bulban and spinal po- lio, a physician said. He became ill Wednesday. Antony Carl Henson, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Henson of Sweetwater, was in "good" condi- tion with non-paralytic spinal-po- lio, his doctor said. He .fell ill about a week ago. Ronnie Roy Martin, son .of Mr. and Mrs.. Donald J. Martin, 2133 Kirkwood SL, was to be released Saturday after tests showed he did not have meningitis as suspected. 36th Eases Pace NORTH FORT HOOD. Tex. W- T-Patchers of the 36th Infantry Di- vision were winding up their two- week training period tive luxury of the Fort Hood train- ing area Friday, after a week of realistic field training. Friday the division watched tank-infantry demonstrations. Churchill, Ike To Discuss Plan WASHINGTON of State Dulles and Brit- ish 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 found of conferences among President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Churchill and their chief for- eign policy advisors. The conferences began yesterday and are due to end tomorrow evening. The United States officials going into today's meeting were prepared to urge the British to begin at once on the creation of a Southeast Asian anti-Communjst alliance. The British have been far less enthu- siastic about this than the United States. Eden, to the surprise and shock of Duties and his advisors. suggested Wednesday that Britain would like to see a security sys- tem based upon a series of nog- aggression pacts with the Commu- nists in Asia. t Eden and Dulles met in Dulles' office about a.m. White House Press Secretary 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 .Eisen- hower were-due to meet with com- plete. informality, fat prepunch talks. Congressional leaders.from both House and Senate, a dozen promi- nent- administration officials and chief members of. the British (We- gation were, invited to the luncheon at the White House, Hagerty announced that the Pres- ident's day of conferences started with'a 30-minute meeting with the U.S. ambassador- to London, Win- throp Aldrich, at a.m. He also announced that at noon today Churchill's chief advisors on atomic matters. Lord Cherwell and Sir Edwin' Plowden, would be guests at an atomic energy com- mission luncheon given by Chair- mail Lewis Tonight Hagerty said that an in- formal stag dinner at the White House would bring in two more foreign G. Casey of Australia and ZafruUah Khan of Pakistan. Others present in addition to the President. Churchill, Eden and Dulles will include Churchill's old friend Ber- nard Baruch, Admiral Radford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, the President's brother Mil- ton Eisenhower, and other high British and American officials. Although various subjects are up for discussion, the halting of Com- munist conquest in Southeast Asia was the critical issue in the talks. The U. S. position up to now has been that urgent measures are Beaded to form an anti-Communist alliance which would include Brit- ain, tie United States and other countries with direct security in- terests in Southeast Asia. Eisen- hower presumably was prepared to urge Churchill to join in such an undertaking. Westex Areas May Get Rain Of Hurricane By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bains left by hurricane Alice lin- gered 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 dam- age was bound to result from tin pelting rain and high winds that reached the Bio Grande Valley fields. But rain was what they Deeded and wanted. And rains in the La- redo and'Del BJO area i bound to put" more water in storage be- hind Falcon Dam south of Laredo. Rainfall in the It hours ending at a.m. included S 03 i inches at Laredo and .32 at Del Rip.'Bain still was falling at Del "Hip 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 stoppea. Other 24-hour readings included 1.63 at Cotulla, .94 at Corpus Chris- ti, .75 at Victoria, .27 at San An- tonio, .12 at Junction and at El Paso. Rains were rather general along a 400-mile stretch of the Bio Grande from Brownsville up to Del Rio. For this weekend for and humid was the forecast The Weather Bureau said the South Texas showers were likely to spread across West Texas at least as far as Abilene during the day. East Texas, however, remain- ed dear to partly cloudy. Hurricane Alice, the upstart Gulf storm that formed quickly, slammed into the Gulf Coast south of Brownsville and then disinte- grated, was a thing of the past. One person was killed, another injured, but shrimpers caught in the quick-forming hurricane port safely as the heavy winds di- minished shortly after the blow struck the mainland. first GRAND OLD MAN Winnie Steals Spotlight From Washington Wheels WASHINGTON No matter how you look at it, "Winnie" stole the show. After his arrival in Washington yesterday. Sir Winston Churchill was with such spotlight personali- ties as President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon. Secretary of State Dulles and Britain's foreign secre- Anthony Eden. But at every turn, it wss the 74-year-old, pink and white British prime minister who caught every- one's eye. With typical Churchillian show- manship, 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 hunaht and ap- plause. Ooce aground. Churchill steamed unerringly toward i> cluster of microphones, itaviruj the welcoming Nixon and DuOtt to bring up rear. Once Church- ill had had his say, he, span on Dulles and Nixon and barked: it all agreed still clutching their own undelirtrnl written lUU- ments. Then Sir Winston spied a waiting open car and made for it There were no more speeches. Churchill planted his rotund fig- ure 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 Mouso, Churchill was. offered a presiden- tial assist up the slept of the north portico. Preferring his (old headed the prime minuter withdrew his elbow from President Eisen- hower's helping hand and made it on his own. Later, after preliminary talks and a White Home luncheon, Churchill, Eisenhower. Dulles and Edm UMntbM in the row garden on with to for more pictures. ChurchOl and Ebenhower to wiMiflTnt imk canrM "ttohioMQ wat" which may or may not ban bteo ifmMfc rf U.S.- British hopes for the outcome of their harmony meeting. "Did you bring your in- quired Eisenhower, himself an en- thusiastic brush-and-easel man. growled Churchill, head down and chomping a cigar. "I'll lend you a Eisenhow- er offered. 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 Eisen- hower: "I think this, is one of the big- gest firing parties ever stood up to." In few minutes less than five the shooting was over. all hands prepared to leave, Churchill appeared to be to getting up: Eisenhower again ex- tended a helping hand. "I can fit up by Churchill said through his cigar. IT withdrawing Ml hand, imfd: "I ;