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   Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 28, 1954, Abilene, Texas                                 CLOUDY,  WARM  ®he Abilene Reporter ~Jietos  ¿s' :  EVENING  FINAL  'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron  VOL. LXIII, NO. 374  Associated Press (AP)  ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 28, 1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS  PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c  Shivers Gives Whiiaker Slay Of Execution  AUSTIN WA—Gov. Allan Shivers today granted the usual 30-day constitutional stay of execution for Walter E. Whitaker Jr., under death penalty for strangling his I iweetheart.  The clemency action changed young Whitaker's execution date from Aug. 2 to Sept. 1.  Whitaker was an Air Force cadet stationed at Lubbock when he was charged with the strangulation slaying of Joyce Fern White, a high school girl he had promised to marry, on the night of Jan. 8, 1953.  Her nude body was found 20 days later, buried at a spot pointed out to police by Whitaker.  Whitaker pleaded temporary insanity. His conviction after trial at Vernon, was finally upheld by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals June 9.  Whitaker is a member of a prosperous Hartford, Conn., family.  Testimony in the trial was that Whitaker met Joyce at a Lubbock skating rink, while he was still in love with a girl in Sweden.  When Whitaker learned he was to be transferred to San Antonio. Joyce begged Whitaker to take her with him.  On the night of the slaying, testimony showed, she had told him she was pregnant. They had agreed to elope to Clovis, N.M. to be married. En route there they argued over the Swedish girl.  Whitaker claimed his memory went blank at this point and he remembered nothing until he found the girl's limp body on the back seat of the car, a cotton cord twisted about her neck.  Rio Grande on Record  Rise  Die at Ozona  Spann Fund Hits $8,233  Latest donations to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund hiked the total to $8.233 47 Monday.  Actually, the family of the late Abilene policeman    will have  $6.888 03 of that amount for their use. All debts of the family total-.    .    ..  already been  1 srm >'     lhe    war     **» lnst   ; the invading exiles led by CM.  GASOLINE FIRE AFTER KEBELi KAII/—yvui;kii»:ii ivu gasoline-filled drums away from fire in oil storage depot after rebel air raid 011 Guatemala City June 18 at start of civil war. Raid started small fires but ranks of drums in background did not burn. Picture was made by John K.  Chapel of Oakland, Calif., Tribune who? brought them out of country on perilious road journey through armed anti-U.S. peasants.  President Quits Guatemala Post  GUATEMALA cf —Leftist Pres- terms it could from Castillo Armas  idem Jacobo Arbenz c.uzman re- ^of^htir^Hon. equipment in such a restricted signed under the pressure of the     t    g    Ambassador     whiting    area    as    the    canal    zone    was    of  army and military reverses last wiilauer said the change looked j questionable value, ’ the Times night. He handed over the govern- to him like "a maneuver to get ment reins to a military junta headed by CM, Carlos Enrique  Britain May Withdraw All Suez Troops  NEW YORK Uft — The New York Times said today the United States and Britain have agreed on a method for total withdrawal of the 80,000 British troops in the Suez Canal zone.  In a dispatch from Washington signed by Dana Adams Schmidt, the Times quoted “high diplomatic sources’’ as saying “that Sir Win-ston Churchill and President Eisenhower were prepared to back a proposal for complete British evacuation from the zone over a two-year period.”  The New York Herald Tribune, in a Washington story by Ned Russell, carried a similar account.  The British, the Times said, were understood to have dropped earlier insistence on keeping 4,000 uniformed military technicians at Suez to protect supplies.  The plan calls for Egypt to replace British supervisors with civilian personnel of her own choosing. Egypt would also agree, the newspaper reported, “to make the canal zone available to Allied forces in the event of a Soviet attack on any Middle Eastern state.” The decision to withdraw was based on the conclusion “that a j great concentration of men and j  Diaz, 39 year old army chief of staff.   1  Diaz in a broadcast pledged the  ing $1,545 45 have paid from the contributions.  Contributions to the fund can be mailed or brought to The Abilene Reporter-News. Checks should be made payable to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund.  The new contributors included: Weatern Cottonoil Co.    50.(W  Scarborough, Yates, Scarborough k Black    50 00  Anonymous    10 00j m€n ^  E. B. EUis, Sweetwater A. C. Goldsmith Don Robinson, Snyder Kirby Leeson Mr. and Mrs. William G. Anderson Griswold Class, St. Faul Methodist Church R. B. Freeman  Carlos Castillo Armas, but the  switch in government appeared to signal the end of the Communists* strong influence on the regime Ar-  themselves into a position where it will not be an unconditional surrender.  ^ Luis Coronado, secretary general of the rebel provisional government proclaimed . by Castillo Armas, said in Tegucigalpa that the rebel fight would continue ‘with redoubled impetus unless the resignation ot Arbenz means the acceptance of our ultimatum and  said.  It added that the United States will stay out of negotiations on the plan, but British and Egyptian discussions will proceed “with the understood backing of the proposal by the United States.*'  benz had led. Army leaders are the turning over of the government  known to have become increasingly opposed recently to the Reds' strong influence on the govern*  to insurgent leader Castillo Armas.)  Mass Defections  Arbenz* resignation climaxed a  New Total  WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES  COWBOY REUNION — 10 000  visitors doilv expected ot Stamford's onrwKj! rodeo celebration. See tb>s and related stones and pictures on Poge 5-A, 8-A, and 9-A.  TOP fUtJiCTS—Build    and  report eo r ds on ogenda for School Board meeting tonight. Page 1-B,  3-WAY SPLIT — Senote Democrats' split on big tax revision bdl likely to give Ike dear cut victory. Poge 3-B  15.00  ;     Rrbel    Victory  5.001 The ouster of the 41-year-old 5 00 Arbenz followed reports of a big 3.00 reht*l victory at Zacapa* key rail- army officers and others who fled road center 75 miles northeast of    to the    Salvadorean    Embassy in  10 00 the capital. Army forces, particu-    Guatemala    City    for refuge.  larly their artillery, were reported| Anti-United States reaction shattered there *>•0° j News of the army reverses  followed by a rising tide of popular support for the rebels, whose “Radio Liberation” had called    circlin  FROM PEAK  Water Use Takes Drop  Cloudiness with its promise of rain caused Abilene water eon-  KEEPING IT UNDER HIS HAT—British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and President Eisenhower chat in the White House rose garden before delving into the question of restoring U.S.-British unity on the problem of halting Communist aggression in southeast Asia. Dazzled by the Capital’s sunshiny weather, Sir Winston called for his famous Homburg for protection, before returning to the air-conditioned White House for further conferences.  'COLLECTIVE 1  JOB  Winnie, Ike Plan Asia Defense Pact  Cloudbursts Hit Southwest Texas  DEL RIO, Tex. (/P)—Mighty cloudbursts roused the sleepy Rio Grande to its greatest flood and thundered in torrents down dry washes today, leaving a reported five dead at the little "ranching town of Ozona.  One body was recovered from a rampaging draw that spilled into Ozona, 112 miles north of here. The highway patrol said four other persons were dead and their bodies unrecovered in the little Southwest Texas town.  Fires that couldn’t be fought he- ]  SP Trains Detour Over T&P Tracks  Southern Pacific trains were being detoured through Abilene — over Texas k Pacific rails — Monday as a result of Southwest Texas floods.  , . ,,  .    ,    Two    crack SP passenger trains  I pared for the worst the «» Grande  were Wocked by flood conditi()ns   could do. Water spread into low-     d d Sund  ^tween m  lying riverside sections of _Det Rio  R[f)  ^  SandersMR   cause of the flood destroyed three buildings there, and the highway patrol described the situation in the inundated town as “very serious.”  Helicopters continued to shuttle passengers away from their stranded train in Langtry, 60 miles up the Rio Grande from Del Rio. j  State civil defense headquarters i said the Mexican town of Ciudad Acuna, across the border from Del Rio, was “completely under water” and all residents had been evacuated to higher ground.  Eagle Pass, Del Rio, Laredo and their Mexican sister cities pre-  and Eagle Pass this morning. The few residents in the low sections i were evacuated yesterday.  The Rio Grande hit a record crest of 40 feet here and kept rising. New records were predicted down the river to its mouth at Brownsville.  Cloudbursts dumped 11 to 13 inches of rain over the area.  Rain surging down dry washes that criss-cross the country around Ozona spilled into the to vim, drove an estimated 500 persons out of their homes and spoiled the city’s water.  Ozona has a population of about  BULLETIN WASHINGTON, June *8 uP— Prime Minister Churchii! made a plea today for a “real good try” for peaceful co-existence with Russia to minimize the risk of a conflict which would “leave us victorious on a heap of ruins.”  WASHINGTON ?~President Ei-  An eastbound streamliner from Los Angeles — the Sunset Limited —was marooned at Langtry with its 262 passengers. Helicopters were used to evacuate the passengers from Langtry to a five-mile strip on U. S. Highway 90, where five Greyhound buses waited to take them to railroad connections.  SP railway originally planned to send the buses on into Langtry but discovered the Highway 90 bridge over the Pecos River near Comstock was washed out.  The Argonaut arrived in Sanderson at 6 a.m. Sunday. Finding the way blocked, it waited until noon  2.800 It is known as one of the     backing    t0    A \pine where it  richest ranching towns in West .  swltched t0 Sama Fe tracks , The  Texas.    l    Argonaut    left    Alpine    for    San    An-  vague.  However, Eisenhower and Churchill also announced:  “. , . W’e discussed the basic principles underlying the policy of our two countries. An agreed declaration setting forth certain of these will be made available tomorrow.”  The wording of the communique senhower and Prime Minister statement on Southeast Asia was Churchill declared today they will; in line with advance information “press forward with plans for col- that Churchill and Eisenhower  ‘    ’ * in composing  ,    ,    The    San    Angelo    Standard-Times  go and the wording was relatively  reported 2 o to 30 automobiles were j     Su 4et    Limited  And they warned the Communists their sharp differences over the j buildings were within five feet ot situation timing of an international confer- j  g water  main—but the main was  day of m#ss detections from his sumption Saturday and Sunday to    .  cause by leading Cabinet ministers, j drop far below the same dates of J lective defense” of Southeast Asia. * hadnot ^cceeded  last year.  This followed the setting of two new all time record highs during the past week.  That was reported Monday by water  swept off highways into the draws around Ozona. Howard Draw just south of the town was described as a rampaging river.  George Russell, the county clerk, tumbled into the draw and was swept under. Artificial respiration failed to revive him, and his body was flown to San Angelo.  At least 24 homes and 15 trailer houses in Ozona were under w ater.  Fire broke out in the residence of a Mrs. Casbeer, the Ozona Oil Co. and the M&M Cafe. All three  $8,233.4  Friday set  Saturday for the armed forces to shouting “Go home. Yanks revolt, jail Arbenz and form a also fired several shots military junta to negotiate a cease- j He fire.  With the rebels reported last! night some TO miles from the capital and moving on it, the battle for Guatemala was expected here to end within 48 hours The Com munists, backed by hastily armed, and trained labor groups, were ex- j pected to try to keep up the fight, j however.  »Diplomats in Washington speculated that the army takeover was; a maneuver to give the military a chance to negotiate the best  the Reds make unreasonable de mands for a settlement in Indochina.  In a communique of their four days of talks, the President and . ... .    .Prime Minister did not say how  new all-time record highs for one  or wh€n they inten ded to push the  days use.    ;    collective    defense    project.  Saturday. Abilemans used 12.- j Q n ptber  major points:  and other armv le iders de-  432 000 gaUonS *  conipared  J  t0     1    They prodded France to eet   0ll,r >     \    5    17,143,000 on the same date of  on lckly with appr o>al of the  elded that Arbenz must go at an 1953^    proposed    European    Defense    Com-  all-day meeting yesterday. Then, Sunday, they used 10,842,000 munitv and said they are deter  Di  Anti United States  wa J spread through the city during the  !   Curtis ~ c. Harlin Jr., city day as the Communist-dominated i superintendent, labor unions sent their members j Last Thursday and through the city in jeeps, j  The Sunset Limited departed from Sanderson at 9:40 p.m. Saturday and reached Lantry before learning of a washout, believed to be over Castle Canyon between Langtry and Del Rio. Later a second washout was reported: this was beSieved to be a bridge over Osmund Draw.  Films of Graham's London Crusade To Be Shown Here  They  that “the international    .    -  will be seriously aggravated” if, encc to negotiate a defense treaty.  under  flood waters and couldn't be  The British reportedly held to j  whiie lhe  buildings burned their insistence that the Meades-  down   France government a Paris must j An unidentified child was report-be given until its July 20 deadline j  cd  m^ng i n  Ozona, and Mr. and  to seek peace in Indochina in ne-  Mrs     Everett    were    feared.    .  gotiations with the Reds. E«en-1     at     ^    flooded    ruckj    fA tmZ Ctoci“So£t  Marine Reservists and National crhood.  Guardsmen were dispatched from Guy Shaw, program chairman,  Sound films of Billy Graham's recent London Crusade will be shown for the first time in West  az* It Col. Carlos Sarti. head compared to the 16.046.0i» for that mined to make West Germany "an pre\em m iw toe N*«, Superior Ceuncil d.,    _    **    Ä'cTÄlSÄÄ  of  of Defense:    and Col. Enrique  Farinello communicated their de Cision to the President.  Arbenz Angry Arbenz was reported extremely angry at their decision but finally agreed to get out after the army 5  Last Friday’s consumption shot j world  ana  P’-j- German up to 19,237*.COO, a new record i the Western defenses, in any-case  bower and Secretary of State Dulles reportedly argued that action without delay was necessary.  “We are both convinced.’’ the communique said, “that if at Geneva the French government is confronted with demands which an  !  prevent an acceptable agreement the interna-ill be seriously  I aggravated.”  W W II    with    non    .Again, however, they did not say j This w as one of three terse para-  high. It iompared w sth 16,.,4 thev wouM g0 a b ou t this in graphs dealing with the Southeast of the same date last year.    ^ ^     £DC fail$ Instead they   Previous all-time record    high     t hrew    whole weight behind  was 18,130.000 — set last Thurs-     an  effort    to    get French approval  day.    of EJDC.  Harlin said cloudy weather usu-j 2. They said they are “agreed  See ASIA PACT, P*. 2-A, Col. Î  San Angelo to Ozona to help with rescue w ork and to guard proper- i tv. Scores of boats also were sent from San Angelo along with nurses and sanitation experts. Three helicopters were sent from Gary Air Force Base. San Marcos, to Good-fellow AFB in San Angelo to work a shuttle rescue effort from Ozona Out of the rain-laden skies of  1 See RIO GRANDE, Pg. 2-A, Col. 3  said men of all churches of the city are invited to see the movie. Supper will be served at 7 p.m. at the church recreation hall before the films are shown.  Along with the sound film of Graham, color movies of London scenes will be shown. These were taken by C. Wade Freeman, superintendent of the Department of Evangelism for the Baptist General Convention of Texas,  guaranteed the safetv of himself ally brings a reduction in water that both cur countries would ben ,    ‘    use People expect rain, and quit efit” from technical cooperation on  and his family.    watering their lawns. The weather atomic energy “to the fullest ex-  Arbenz announced his resigna-1 ^     too on suc h  days>  ] ea< j. tent allowed” by United States  tion personally in a broadcast at to less use of air-conditioners, law-  9 p.m. on the government radio, he said.  Communist Leaflets Received By Abilene College Leaders  Communist leaflets were reoeiv* {leges and not their home ad* ed through the mail over the week-1 dresses.  end hv a number id faculty mem- Dr. Evans said the addresses hers and students of Abilene’s and names on the envelopes in three colleges,    which the leaflets were mailed  The leaflet, entitled “The Amer- j were apparently taken from an old kan Wav to Jobs, Peace and De- j college catalogue as the “mailing  The Communique ran only about 40O words, hriof as such documents  THE WEATHER  St. John's Justice Court Business Assigned to Long  Justice of the Peace Henry F Long was authorized Monday to handle all the court business of j Justice of the Peace W T. St John in addition to his own justice duties. and to employ W R. Sparks, part-time worker in the small claims court, as his assistant at a salary of $185 a month.  The order was ussied by the commissioners court when it was that Justice W. T. St.  r *. Dl'l'VRTMt VT ov COMMKEI'E WK4TIIVR »1 KF VU  AHU.FNK AMO VICINITY- Parti? cWdy m4 war® a *iy*M chaiu# tor ikkmi and tWRkl    Monday    ana  Tuesday. High temper »lure N>th «Mum mar | 9S desrees. Low Monday tufht near TS.  ! NORTH CENTRAL TV'X AS Clear to  :  parity cload? and warm this afternoon to-night and Tuesday with only a to* isolated : j  j * west TEXAS: Partly <4oady to cloudy John, ailing for several weeks,  this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday with scattered sho»es‘s and thunde: Ov» >• » mostly Peco* Valley eastward and Sooth  THAT’S WHAT THE MAN SAID—Russian UN delegate Seymon K. Tsarapkin, right, and Guatemalan delegate Dr. Eduardo CaUllo-Arriola, left exchange a few comments just before the session of the 1 nitfed Nations Security Council at which Tsarapkin declared, “I am not a gen* tleman, I am the representative of the Soviet Union ’ 1'he remark was made after Tsarapkin asked for the floor during debate over the Guatemalan situation, and Council President Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., had queried: “For what reason does thé gentleman wish to be recognized?’’  mocracy,” ouUincd a five-point program for “human welfare, democratic freedoms and peaceful co existence ”  Dr. Medford Evans, dean at McMurry College, said a great many faculty members at the ¡school had received the leaflets  list” wasn’t up to dale.  Dr Evans said the FBI had been notified concerning the leadlets.  Frank Junell, a vice president at Hardm - Simmons, said the leaflets staned coming in Friday. At least eight faculty members he had checked with had received  and also heads of student organ«a- j the leaflets and the leaflets had  been sent to students in care of school organizations to which they  tions.    »  Similar reports came from Ahi lene Christian College and Har-din-Z?immens University.  From Brooklyn The leaflets, mailed from Brook-Inn. N Y . were addressed to teachers and students at the col*  belong  At Abilene Christian College, President Don H. Morris and John C Stevens, dean of students were among those who received the communist literature.  ria»» N<*    itmpyratur*  v..\>v wr- sei rii centrai tvxaS:  CW*r te r*rUy c!o«4y *nd »».om Ulte aoon. t,-—., ynd Tu * -».l *i >    :    S  . -■ v. tri M. Vtiì# i - Uh -  » il?  iKmllMrty S* w ih» tota  T» MVI RSTl R»S  XtOB. A M  i »  ..... n  9:30    ............ rt  S ; 36    ............ ?S  4 30    ............ '*  s.w ............ ti  f W ............ ~i  i » ............ n  *•» .....  4»    ....  H M ..... li »  rt    tt:N  Soaset U>i nuchi X» f»  4ny S M » m $iì<w«4 tttnlcht Iiti p ib.  ' M*\miul# trmp*‘rattor* tor S4 fetmr* *wd-in? it r M i w. 41 Minimum irmivratur* «or »4 haar» redini ai $ M *    7 - .. .. « „ im  flanvmetev    F-DY.    **»  Melai.»»! Iìu»iì4ì»| et « 30 Rffl.  Sun P M. as  •SS ■  w . ss  SS .... »7    ....  H  n  n  .....    i3  »  «S  anuria* ws  had been taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital Sunday for treatment. St. John has been in a serious condition for more than a w eek.  It was brought out that Sparks had been receiving $6 a day when working in the small claims court handled by Justice long. The arrangement is temporary pending the outcome of St John s illness Judge Long who appears before the court mentioned that he now has on the small claims docket of  W. T, ST. JOHN  , . . serkvdy ill  HENRY F. LONG , , takes double duty  Bridge  Avenue lying between that fore action can be taken by the his    court    1,788    claims, more    than    north boundary line of North    13th i court    according    to law,  he    can    handle    without    additional    St. and the south boundary    line 1    Commissioner    Claude    Newberry  of North 14th St, in    explained that the stretch had  Addition, was received by    the  It must wait 11 days    be- \    See    COUNTY,    Pg. 2-A,    t#L    I  assistance  Street Closing Asked A petition to close a stretch of court.   

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