Abilene Reporter News, June 28, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 28, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLOUDY, WARMfhe giritene porter-Jìetitó mdhning''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES Byron VOL. LXI1I, NO. 374 Bishop Says Cooke's Sons Unrestrained DALLAS, June 27 iff) — Bishop V illiam C. Martin of Dallas said today no effort had ever been made to restrain the preachings of two brother ministers who have broken with the Methodist Church to establish an independent religious movement of their own. ‘ In fad. ’ he added, “they were reappointed over the protest of many of the officials and members to the churches which they served last year.” The ministers are the Rev. John Bunyan Cooke. 32. who had been pastor of Urban Park Methodist Church here for eight vcars, and the Rev. Charles J. Cooke. 29. pastor of Crescent Heights Church in Abilene for a year. They announced that they were establishing an independent group “based on the doctrines of John Wesley.’* They criticized what they termed objectionable developments in the Methodist Church “Those men left the Methodist Church by their own free choice ” B shop Martin declared. “No effort oi any kind was made by their district superintendent or me to restrain them in their preachings.” He said that if the ministers had consulted him. “I would have strongly advised them against surrendering their orti.nation in the Methodist Church and starting an independent movement." “If they have a superior religious experience to impart to their hearers. it is unfortunate that they begin it with a violent attack upon the church which has given them shelter and nurture all of their lives " The rebelling ministers are the sons of Dr. Hareld G. Cooke, a Methodist minister himself and president of McMurry College, a Methodist school in Abilene. Meanwhile, the Cooke brothers hold their first services today in the Urban Theater here, which they said they have leased tor a year. John Cooke said they have decided to call their congregation the I r b a n Independent Methodist Church He said some 250 persons attended the morning services “And we had about 150 join the church," ho added. Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 28, 1954—TEN PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10« Red President Quits; Army Runs Country WE'RE POLICE OFFICERS, JUST SHAKE HANDS, BUD DALLAS. Tex., June 27 (AP) — Police have a sure clue to work on in trying to find the man who took $5 at knife point from a locksmith's shop yesterday. The shopkeeper said the robber had six fingers on each hand. Amos Manly, Widely Known Rancher, Dies Jimmy Spann Fund Total Now $8,203 Contributions continued to pour in to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund Sunday as the total reached $8,203.47. Net proceeds in the fund now ‘MISS RANGER OF ’54* — Dorothy Beck, 15-year-old Ranger High School sophomore, (left*) walked away with the title of “Miss Ranger” at a revue Saturday night at Ranger Municipal Swimming Pool. At right is the runner-up. Martha Harris. Miss Beck will represent Ranger in the “Miss Eastland County” contest July 5 at Cisco. (Staff Photo bv Don Norris) French, Vietminh To Hold Session SAIGON, Indochina. June 27 ffc-French Union and Vietminh military experts will meet tomorrow' north of Hanoi for the first talks in Indochina on a possible cease fire in nearly eight years of grueling war. The French high command, which announced the meeting today. said it will be held at a village 25 miles north of Hanoi. Six of the Communist-led Vietminh's officers will meet three Vietnamese and three French officers to examine technical problems that would have to be settled to achieve a cease I fire. stand at $6.658.02. All debts of the family totaling $1,545.45 have been paid. Contributions to the fund may be mailed or brought to the Re-porter-News. Checks should be made payable to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund. Previous total was $8.055.47. New gifts Sunday: Western Cottonoil Co.    50.00 Scarborough, Yates, Scarborough & Black Anonymous E. B. Ellis. Sweetwater A. C. Goldsmith Don Robinson, Snyder Kirby leeson Mr. and Mrs. William G. Anderson New Total j Amos C. Manly, 81. widely j known Abilene rancher for more than 50 years, died at 4 p.m. Sun-; day at his home northeast of the city. { Mr. Manly was known over West Texas as a partner in the Amos and Seth Manly Ranch he started with his brother north of Hamby in 1893. Last rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Northside Church of Christ by Paul C. Witt and E. R. Harper. Born May 7, 1873, in Austin County, Mr. Manly was a member of thè Highland St. Church of Christ. In 1925 he married Mrs. Garnet King. She died Jan. 1, 1944. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. D. M. Collins. 2125 Russell | Ave.; a sister, Mrs. George Harvey, 618 College Dr.; five brothers. Seth of the home, Louis of Slaton, Borden of Lueders, Kline of the home and Hollis ot 842 Meander St.; 16 nieces and 10 neph-cws. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery with Laughter-North Funer-10.00 ! al Home in charge. Pallbearers, all nephews, will be Sam and Max Harvey, Manly Ballard, Kirby Manly, Hollis Manly, Jr.. Max Manly, Dennis Manly, Borden Manly, Jr., Jim Manly and Jack Manly. 50 00 10.00 15.00 500 500 3.00 Military Head Vows To Continue Fight TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, June 27 (AP)—Guatemala’s leftist President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman resigned tonight on the 10th day of an invasion by anti-Communist rebels driving to overthrow his government. The 41-year-old President turned the government over to his military academy classmate and commander in chief of the armed forces, Col. Carlos Enrique Diaz. Arbenz announced his resignation in an almost unemotional speech over the government radio, and the country’s constitution immediately was suspended. $8.203.47 THE WEITHER WHERE ROY BEAN RULED i % pkphtmi vr or roMMtirc WKVTHLK RlRI.%1 ABILENE AND V KM MTV — Partly rkxKly and warm »41» * rtuiM-t (or afternoon and evemr.g vh.>w*>f< both Monday •nd Tueaday High both day* »5. low Monday auht To NOKTH l F MRU AND WEST TEXAS I’*Illy ti'jdj and uaim    and X u«*aay «ith widely *- Altered afternoon Helicopters Evacuate Train Held in Langtry by Flood 01 tv LANGTRY. Tex . June 27 (J4-Rain-swollen rivers tort? away rail-read and highway bridges today and marooned a packed streamlined train in this famed west Texas town Helicopter* began evacuating the 266 passengers. Rains as heavy as 10 inches on was here that Judge Roy Bean established himself in pioneer days EAST TEXAS Partly cloudy and warm Monday and Tuend.iy wait widely acatttrrd afternoon thundenkhower* Xloderatn gMUtnrly wind* on th# coaat sot TH CENTHAL TEXAS Pauly ck>..dy and warm Monday and Tuanday ■    .    tri,    _.    _    ,    ,---- _ writ widely altered afternoon thunder- j out of their banks The Rio Grande,    j}^ actress Lillian 1 .angiry paid » < werv Moderate to locally tre>h n ja- ; int0 wjueh they empty, appeared a visit to his combined tavern and and west Highwav bridges    also    1    try but discovered the Highway    90 were washed away . preventing    I    bridge over    the Pecos near    Com- evacuation by Wgtiwav.    |    ;tock w“    washf* ,ou'- Town of .00    ’    ¡;X°'    C°mP ^ Langtry is a little town of »bout j Southern Pacific also arranged 100 people on the Rio Grande. It j Vtlh {he Air Force |0 drop im the watersheds of the Pecos and j as the only law west of the Pecos Devil's rivers sent both streams Bean naimxi the town Langtry aft- t*tl end m viUa ids M th* coast, A M TEMPI K ill 1U ( 1 VO Sun P M »9 AS 9* N » M «7 M j he aded for record levels. Some | ranchers and motorists also were I marooned. The Southern Pacific’s Sunset I Limited, a plush Ims Angeles-to-New Orleans streamliner, was marooned here about midnight he- “court . Thirteen helicopters carried the passengers from Langtry to a five-mile strip on U.S. Highway 90. eighteen miles west of here, where five Greyhound buses waited to take them to railroad connections, cause the rains had washed out I The railroad originally had plan-railroad bridges both to the east ned to send the buses on into bang- tilth *••! bv re, RrUtsvc hum re* for H hour* ature* **m« sunr gm T » pm vjiw>eL tonight 7 ÀC pm idWX »t 9 10pm it if dtiy at * M p id C3 Young, Old Enjoy Flood *»'Plus Whirlybird Rides Flying Farmer Chief Missing MT CLEMENS. Mich.. June 27 Iff—Nelfridge Air Force Base s.<id tonight that Elmer Paul of Nevada, Iowa, president of the Flying Farmers of America, is unreported and overdue on a flight with his wife and son from La Crosse, Wis., to Chicago. The 49th Air Rescue Squadron said an air search would start at dawn tomorrow if he has not been found. | DEL RIO, Tex , June 27 db-lt i w as a lark “I'd like to do it again.” said | 6-> ear-old Sandy Donahoo of \ an i Nuys. Calif ,, one of 266 passengers rescued by Air Force helicopter I from a marooned streamlined train. j “Just another outing." said Alex | Dempster, 74, Iaw Angeles But he smiled and patted his dog. who aUo got a helicopter ride , The Southern Pacific’s Sunset , I unwed, a 13-car. air conditioned j streamliner, wa* marooned 60 , mdes northwest of here at Langtry. ; Tex . when torrential rains washed ; out ho; h tram and highway bridges pounds of food on Langtry tonight or tomorrow night in event darkness, or renewed rains, delayed the evacuation. The railroad expressed confidence, however, there was enough food aboard the double-din-ing car streamliner. The Red Cross sent doctors and j nurses to Laughlin Air Force Base at Del Rio, 60 miles southeast of here. Laughlin AFB was operating base for the helicopters, which were flown in from several Air Force bases in Texas. The heavy rains, result of a hurricane which smashed into the Mexican coast last Friday and spread turbulent weather into this Big Bend mountain country, threatened to bring flood conditions to the border Rio Grande. When the Southern Pacific the evacuation tonight The ! learned the rains had washed out Tye Council Voting Today !z Mavy Filers Die TYE. June 27. <RNS> — Tye will i In Collision With make history Monday when the re- >    _- cently incorporated city holds its , DflCfaflffAF first mayor and alderman election. . ■ OJJWIiyvS r IUI1V Names of 15 residents of Tye j COLUMBUS. Ohio. June 27 Jl-have been placed on the ballots for Two Navy fliers were killed to-mayor and five aldermen. Voters night when a Navy plane crashed will vote for six men. specifically j and burned after colliding with an designating the particular person American Air Lines passenger they choose for mayor,    i plane east of Columbus. Lt. Cmdr. The mayor and the two aldermen ; Wayne Pomfrey, public information with the highest number of votes j officer at the Columbus Naval Air will serve for a two-year period Station, reported, while the other three aldermen j The airliner landed here with all will serve for one year.    ; 31 passengers and three crew mem* Names on the ballot are Bill hers reported safe. Mauldin, Wesley H. Rister, Theo Pomtrev said the Navy plane, a 13 Texans Killed Over Week End By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least 13 Texans died violently during the week end. Traffic accidents took seven lives. Two persons were shot to death, two burned to death and two were drowned. A cadet from Ellington Air Force Base drowned while swimming in the new city reservoir at Houston on the San Jacinto River Sunday. Thomas Patrick Daly. 21, was from Newark. N.J. Mrs. Toney Perrone Sr. of [ Heame was killed Sunday in an auto-truck collision near that Central Texas city. Danny Tillman, 24, oi Tyler was killed Saturday night when his car was in collision with a loaded furniture van near San Antonio. Three women died Saturday night when the car in which they were riding collided with another car about eight miles south of Hearne in Central Texas. Killed instantly were Mrs. Maxie ,Dea-son, 15, and her aunt, Mrs. Willie Peeler. 60. Mrs. Deason’s mother. Mrs. J.W. Pyland, died several hours later. A Snyder oilfield worker. R E. Kincaid. Jessie Chase. Roy Isom, T. J. Hines. W. B. Lollar. L. L. Knight, Luke Askins, M N. Alvoid. Homer Laney, T. D Kimmey. Pat Moore, O. E. Penney and D. G. Thompson. U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Whiting Willauer, asked for comment on the developments, said: “I am not sure that there has been a fundamental change in the government. It looks like a maneuver to get themselves into a position where it will not be an unconditional surrender.” An Associated Press dispatch from Guatemala City, which was passed through censorship, said, however, that the “battle of Guatemala" was expected to end within 48 hours. Safety Guaranteed The dispatch said Arbenz’ decision was forced by army chiefs after defections in both the army and Cabinet. The chiefs were said to have guaranteed the personal safety of Arbenz and his family. The President was said to have received the decision of the army with anger at first. Rebels headquarters here refused immediate comment on the fall of Arbenz. It was presumed Col. Diaz would head a military junta to rule the country during the fight against the rebel forces of Col. Carlos Castillo Armas. Pledge to Contuse Diaz pledged to carry on tho fight despite an appeal by Castillo Armas to the armed forces to revolt, jail Arbenz and form a military junta to negotiate a ceasefire. The resignation came after the rebel “liberation radio" claimed hours before that the columns of Castillo Annas’ forces were advancing on the capital at Guatemala City with almost no resistance and were within 45 miles of the city’s gates. j A later rebel communique mado no mention of that claim, but As-* sociated Press Correspondent Jack Rutledge reported through censor- Alexander. 25, was killed Saturday night when the car in which he was ¡hq> from GuXlemala City that the riding overturned on a curve six miles south of Big Spring. two-engine Beechcratt transport, was en route from Lafayette. Ind.,    Dsiser to Columbus. The State Highway ,)Ca!ltJit*U KdlllJ Patrol first reported four men were killed on the Navy plane, but later said only two were killed. Wild Gas Well Stains Jal As Crew Fights for Control j showers to West    Texas Sunday j and more of the    same was fore cast for Monday and Tuesday. I At 9 30 p.m. Sunday the U. S JAL.    N.    M,,    June    27    It    —    An; burst    into    flames,    but    Turner    said    Weather Bureau    here reported east    wind    carried    oil    mixed    with    he    believed    that    danger    “woukint    their radar screen picking up invaders were within 70 miles of the capital. The rebels later confirmed this. He said many cities were in rebel hands. Port Embattled The “liberation radio’* said a battle also was raging again at Guatemala's chief Caribbean port at Puerto Barrios. A flow of moist air from the Arbenx said in his broadcast that Gulf of Mexico brought scattered j .«deep wRhta my conscience I do not think I am making a mistake. The day will come when there w ill be triumph for loyal Guatemalans Slated for Area Thirteen Air Force helicopters assembled from all over Texas he gan passengers were lifted 18 miles to a cleared five-mile strip of highway, where they boarded buses for the ride here and a new train connection. L. B. Hart of Texas City, Tex., wa1« on his way home after his first v isit with a new granddaughter, In* Elaine, born recently to Mrs. F. W. Dowdy, Alameda, Calif. “Mrs Hart stayed in Ylameda to be with the baby a while." said Hart “I wish she hadn’t missed this " them ill The well, the Policy Gap Appears Unmended As Anglo-U.S. Talks Near End WASHINGTON. June 27 Jh—Pres-1 Ident Eisenhower and Prime Minister Churchill ncAred the end of their three-day conference tonight with no s.„n of agreement m a joint U S British policy for saving South-east Asia from communism. A final communique summing up tlie results of their talks was re- meeting on the critical Southeast Asian problem and European de fens*’ issues l ater. Secretary ot State Dulles and a six man American staff met for twoand-one half hours with British Foreign Secretary Eden to review details of the same problem. The White House declined to give ported being drafted for release to morrow after a last meeting at the | any information except the topics discussed at the two sessions. But, Eden on leaving Dulles’ White House The Anglo-American leaders weie said to be still split over the need tor quick negotiations for an alliance of fret nations which might include som# of the Indochina states IVe. Winnie Talk Eisenhower talked with l hurehlH for an hour In the White House study this afternoon in a seventh home told reporters: “Good is my description of our talks British Ambassador Sir Roger Makins added. "If Mr Eden says good, he means it's good all around." Despite those remarks, informants reported Churchill and Eden were continuing to insist that ne small railroad bridges both east and west of Langtry, marooning the train, plans were made to send buses into Langtry. Then it was j learned the same rams also had w ashed out bridges on Highw ay 90. preventing use of buses, too. j    , Ank Gavernor’s Aid    1    spew ing 50 to 60 million cubic The railroad appealed to tlie Air j feet of gas daily-    ,    , Force. Gov. Allan Shivers and the F.florts so tar to control it have Texas State Civilian Defense and unavailing Disaster Headquarters at Austin. There has been fear it might Soon helicopters were flying to ‘ Laughlin AFB at Del Rio. 60 miles southeast ot here, from bases at j San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and j San Marcos, Tex Six of the 19 helicopters were seven-passenger affairs, the railroad said. Eight carry fice passengers and five can carry one i adult and two children. i Col. Joe K. Hinton of Laughlin AFB said it would take some time, | even w ith that many helicopters, to ev acuate 262 people. “We could drop food, of course, if the rain lets up enough so that we can get in there,” he said. Find 3 Washouts The railroad said there were three washouts of its line, two over gullies 50 feet deep and one over a 35-foot gully, The Pecos River, which empties into the border Rio Grande about be a fire hazard to    Jal."    showers in the    vicinity of San An- He said the fumes    would be too    geio and a heavy shower near So- greatly dispersed to    be a fire    nor a threat to the town even if the well I Most of tlie rainfall in the area did hurst into flames.    amounted    only to small amounts “Quite a few of the white houses Sweetwater reported .10 of an inch ______    and the automobiles on the east with al! of it coming Saturday eral    complaints    from'    residents    edge of town are stained brown to-    night Showers    were spttty overi    cratjc    instjtutions who    fear    the    fumes    might    make    day.” Turner said    “We’ve had    Nolan County.    Colorado v ity also    jhaken.” But what can we do?“ several complaints."    reported .10 ot an inch at two m- Anderson-Priteh- j .An emergency crew worked tervals, 9 pm. Saturuay and 4 mud, in a brown mist from a wild gas well, over this southeast New Mexico town today. With the sticky spray came fumes from the uncontrolled gas-ser, and Deputy Sheriff Elmer Turner said “there have been sev under Col. Diaz." Arbenz defiantly predicted defeat for the rebels in his broadcast. He said, * The enemy is incompetent and cowardly," and the government armed forces will ha vs no trouble defeating them and throwing them out of the country ." He declared “our faith in demo remains un* ard American Repubhca Federal through the day trying to control pm Sunday. Showers *ere report-No. 1, one mile southeast of Jal. the potential torch A spark caused ed at Roscoe and Tye and a spnn-blewr in Tuesday morning. It has by a pebble blown from the well kle at inters against a piece of steel could be the trigger. Company officials were trying to stop the gas geyser by forcing drilling mud into the opening A light sprinkle fell in the north Arbeaz ‘Net Scared* Speaking firmly. Arbenr added: “With bitter grief but with firm convictions, we shall retain what has cost so much in this struggle of tears and Wood. The enemy's part cf Abilene about ?:» p.m., arguments have not scared me. lt but vone was reported at the because oi overwhelming tre-Weather Bureau at the Municipal i Airport    1    REVOLT.    Page    J.    Cel.    1 STORY YOU'RE ABOUT TO READ IS TRUE Hijacker Evades Dragnet gotiations for an Asiatic alliance must be delayed until France concludes her present Indochina peace talks with the Communists. First Report Tuesday The first solid clue about the outcome of the sessions heie probably will come tomorrow noon when Churchill holds a big news conference at a downtown hotel The joint communique probably J will not be issued until after Churchill meets with the reporter* j    nuies soud, 0f here, also was It may he delaved until Tuesday j on rise The Rio    Grande    had The President and Dulles are | ^ itg baJVks    at Del Rio    and    w as scheduled to meet with Churchill    lowland, and Eden in a farewell get together I In the 24 hours ending at 6 30 a tomorrow at 16 am. Churchill is nv today 2    inches    of    rain    had scheduled to leave Tuesday at 3 30 fauen a{ Del    ru* p.m. by plane for a brief vt>n to |    or se\en helicopters flew Ottawa to talk with Canadian gov • ctnmtnl leaden    I    TRAIN,    Page    3,    Col.    S Ry STI ART CHU TON A RIDE TO Abilene, a movie, and then — "Head out east on Highway an I'm desperate for money." That's what happened to Leon Ford of Sweetwater about 5:30 pm Sunday, Ford drove here to see a movie and parked his 1951 model Chevrolet downtown “I walked toward my car after getting out of the movie, ’Three Coins In \ Fountain,‘ — you know , the one with Clifton Webb in it. “I saw this fellow standing on the corner, but I didn't pay any attention to him. You know how it is. "When I got into my car. this fellow got in. too, and told me to head eut east on Highway 90 He said he was desperate for money not I was too scared to do anything but carry out his orders" Ford then related that about four miles east of town the assailant told him to turn off to the left on a country road. A little way down the road. Ford was toid to turn to the left again and stop the car “He asked me how much money I had on me and 1 said about $10. Then he saw the ring I had on my left hand. “HE SAID he wanted the ring, too. 1 told him 1 couldn't give him the ring for it was a gift from my girl friend. “All the time I was easing the , hardie up on the inside latch on the door I pushed the door operv, grabbed the keys from the igaiuon, and started running up a road to- * “I tried to siam the car door but j “ABOl T THIS time the fellow I don’t think 1 did as be was right who had tried to rob me started us after me        1    running    away. “I never ran so fast m my life I'm not a fast runner, but 1 gave him a good chase “l DON’T think he saw the house. He just kept oo chasing me “As 1 got close to the house 1 started yelling. A man was in the front yard Fit a few seconds I couldn’t tell him what was the matter. I w as so out of breath. “You know how it is. My throat felt tike it had sand in it. “Finally 1 told the man what the trouble was All this time the fellow who had tried to rob me “1 went in the house and tried to call the police, but someone was on the phone. 1 guess it was a party I me They talked and talked. Finally. I asked them if they would mind hanging up so I could call the police and they said no," What followed was a search of the *rea east of Abilene by four city police cars, four highway patrol cars and three sheriff cars. The officers were unsuccessful. Ford described the would * be was standing a little way up this hijacker as being about I feet-7 “I don't know if he had a gun or I ward a (arm house. little gravel road looking at us The fellow said he wouldn’t go up there with me He said he didn’t want to get involved He advised me to call the police. inches tall. 175 to 190 pounds, dark complexion, black wavy hair, 25 to 17 years old. one front tooth missing, and wearing dark trousers. ;

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