Abilene Reporter News, July 5, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 05, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, HOT Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRJENDS OR FOES.WB SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXI1I, NO. 381 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 5. 1954-SLXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECMONS PUCE DAILY fc. SUNDAY lOe Okie's Murray Hot on Vote Sellers Trail OKLAHOMA CITY w_0c the eve of Oklahoma's primary elec- tion, set for tomorrow. Gov. John- ston Murray announced he's hot on the trail of the "big Bsh" involved in the state's absentee-ballot-sell- ing racket. The vote scandal prompted Mur- ray to throw five eastern 'Okla- homa counties under martial law election day. Five officers and 200 troops will supervise precincts in Adair. Leflore. Sequoyah, Cherokee and Piltsburg .counties. "I believe we're getting close to pay said Murray, .who de- clined to elaborate further. He said charges were being stud- ied against ah election official of one county in connection with promiscuously distributing absen- tee ballots without regard to prop- er procedures." The vote sellers are alleged to have offered -absentee ballots, signed by registered voters, to po- litical candidates for a fee. Four persons already have been charged in Adair, County with making false statements to -obtain registration certificates. "Th's thing is shaping up into a definite Murray said "When I release the Dames, some ttatfelevel faces .are going .to be pretty red." The governor said he hoped his investigation would ferret out "a conspiracy that is behind all this." Meanwhile. Sen. Robert S. Kerr predicted flatly he will win the Democratic nomination for a sec- ond term "with a clear majority of at least votes." Former Gov. Roy' J. Turner, Kerr's chief op- ponent, also claimed victory. At least six gubernatorial candi- dates predicted they would be. in the Democratic reserved for the two high vote getters in the event no one receives a clear majority. The Democratic nomination is tantamount to election in Ok- lalttma. __ Jimmy Spann Fund Five more contributions to the Junmy Spann .Appreciation Fund raised the fund total Monday morning to Proceeds from benefit mid- night show 'Friday at the Para- mount Theater may swell the fund past the S10.000 mark- Theater Manager Wally Akui said ticket sales thus far exceed Tickets may be purchased from policemen or women meter checkers. The Abilene Heporter-News is accepting contributions. Checks should be made payable to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund Contributions previously acknow- ledged. Abilene Temple 64, Pythian Sis- ters 500 Mrs. Jerry Rosser 5.00 Carlton k Peggy Wainscott 1.00 Ina Wooten Jones 15.00 Total 404 Lose Death Race In National Accidents ADLAI STEVENSON AND SIGN Adlai Stevenson, arriving in Portland, Ore., for a.week's vacation took this pose when photographers asked him for "a look to go with the sign" Which Democrats had pasted on the side of his car. The 1952 Democratic candidate for president will speak at a party Tally July 10 at Eugene, tee. Texas Keeps Segregation AUSTIN Uf-The State Board of Education, voted unanimously to- day to stick to present laws and practices providing for segregation of Negroes and whites until "they may be changed by a duly con- stituted authority, of this state." The action was taken without dissent at' the board's first U. Si Su- preme Court outlawed the draw- ing of color'lines between Negroes in the public schools "If in we future the Texas laws should be changed, then each local district thouid have enough time to work the retsjytioo? by member Jack ii "representative of the Ann. foribe-Ad- vancement of Colored People, told the board that while he approved the resolution, be would also sug gest a statewide citizens' advisory committee be named to stiidy the problem. Kirk, is a professor of govern- Abilene Man, 55, Dies at Bronte BRONTE, July 5 (RNS) Thom- as Marion Gray, about 55, died In Bronte Hospital about 4.30 am Monday .-'He was admitted-about 3 a.m. Mr. Gray's home 'is at 211J Pop- lar St., Abilene. The body has been taken to Cole- man by a Colehian ambulance. Taylor Says Troops To Stay in Korea SEOUL (ff, Gen. Maxwell D Taylor said today there: were "alK solutely no to .withdraw ad- ditional American troops from South Korea. French, Rebels Talk Ceasefire HANOI, Indochina W The French have finally begun cease- fire talks in Indochina with the Communist-led Vietminh. But the French Union command made clear any final tfuce decision .lies with thef Geneva conference. Officers of the two warring sides held their, first meeting in Viet- minh territory, 25 miles north of Hanoi yesterday at "neutral'' Trims Gia. The session dealt main- ly with procedure. The officers were scheduled to get down to brass tacks at a second closed- door parley today. At the close of yesterday's ses- sion, Gen. Van Tien Dung, bead of the Vietminh delegation, bailed the .parley as "a step toward" peace. But Col. Paul Lennuyeux, cnief of the French Union dele- gation, declared the main confer- ence is in Geneva and that fatal decisions .must emanate from there. The Trung Gia parley i is: sched- uled to discuts such technical truce details M zoaej for regroup- ing the opposing armies in Viet Nam in case the Geneva confer- ence manage! to negotiate an end to the fifhting. Uaion M Vietminh iietmnlnllitt have been dwcottNl that fVMtta Geneva tar weefct bat there bat MKttioa of my afreo- TJM tam tata m a crucial stage The three military commissions set up there to study the of troop regroupmentc are due to .turn in their reports Saturday. One group comprising French, Laotians and rebels bad held only two inconclusive meet- ings Another made up of Vietminh and Cambodians has not met at all. (A New York Times, dispatch from- Washington said U.S' De- fense' Department officials were considering halting U S. arms ship- ments to French forces in the delta for fear they might stage a "Jittke Dunkerqoe." New York HeraM-Tribune in a Washington story said the De- fense., Department was weighing the wisdom of further shipments to'the-French an the chance tat might fall into Communal hands) In Saigon, reliable source! said the governors of north and Central Viet-Nam, Nguyen Huu'Tri and Phan Van Giam, had handed their resignations to Viet Nam't aew Premier. Njo Dinh Diem. then- retireuient wai in Bne with Mern't plant for a natienaatt reghna larfely of penoat with no PTWIBBI ttrong ceantctioat with the Men that ktptt to VMnameM tnpport tar tkt afaintt the Authoritative teoreet takl MM be hit ment at Huston-TUlotson College here He said that the NAACP. recognized t h at' local; boards had great responsibility in; Texas, the state board shared it and could "set the tone" for local liandling of the segregation, prob- lem. The board's action confirmed an earlier directive to local school of- ficials from. J. W. Edgar, state commissioner of education "He had said that the schools should be conducted on the existing segregat- ed bails pending final action by the courts The net effect spelled "no change" in the operation of the South Texas Murder Trial Is Postponed WACO, Tex. trial of Sago Alaniz, charged with murder in Texas' most sensational recent political tilling was- postponed to- day ttitil Oct. 4. Alaniz underwent an appendec- tomy in a San Antonio hospital yesterday, and his attorneys re- quested the "postponement. Alanii was scheduled to.go on trial here tomorrow on charges in- volving the slaying of Jacob S (Buddy) Floyd Jr., son of a South Texas political leader. Alanii, an attorney in Duval county, is charged on three counts in the Alice, Tex, slaying. The youth's father, a prominent political leader in the Alice area, said his son was killed by a night- time assassin who intended to kill the elder Floyd At the instant of the slaying, Alanii was; tipping the elder Floyd that an attempt would be made on. his life. The state has named a .Mexican national, Alfredo Cervantes, as: the trigger man. He is believed to be in Mexico. Alaniz and Mario Sapet, San An- tonio bar owner, were charged m connection with the lolling Sapet was sentenced to 99 years This was to have been the first trial for mz, now free on bond foreman said the doctors whs operated in San Antonio told Alaniz he would be hospitalized about 10 days and would be unable to he abort much mnottaer 10 days. GEN. CATES RETIRES Lt. Gen. Clifton Gates gets back the fourth star he gave up in 1952 as he retired from the Marine Corps Thursday after 37 years service. Mrs Cates and Gen. Lemuel C Shepherd, Jr., who suc- ceeded Cates as commandant, pin the stars of a full general on the 60-year-old veteran of both World Wars.' Cates wears 10 battle stars and 27 ribbons and decora- tions. Worst of Holiday Travel Still Due By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation's traffic death rate for the Independence Bay weekend ran well under an estimate by statisticians to- day, but the worst was still ahead with the homeward rush of holiday travelers getting under way. At 10 a m. EST the toll of dead in auto mishaps had reached 240. The over-all death count from accidents stood at 404, including 115 drowmngs and 49 miscellaneous fa- talities. The National Safety Council I forecast a record 430 traffic deaths during UK three-day (78 boor) hot riay. Today, Ned H Dearborn, Coun- cil president, said "We are happy, indeed, about the excellent record of the nation's driven during the first M hours. There is every rea- son to believe that, barring wild surge of carelessness, our estimate will prove too high The final count should be between 50 and 100 be- ow the estimate Foreign Policy Issue Shapes Up as Major Congress Battle WASHINGTON Angry Dem- ocrats apparently have concluded the Republicans intend to make foreign policy a major issue in the November election battle for con- trol of Congress and are ready to accept the challenge. More'than any other recent GOP utterances, Democrats, are irked by-two attacks by "Vice President PROBE ATROCFTfES Guatemala's New Military Regime Starts Red Raids GUATEMALA Guatemala's new military government went to work today on a program of root- ing out Communists and punishing "criminals" responsible for atro- cities alleged tc ths Bed-backed regime of ousted President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman More than Communists and fellow travelers were'reported al- ready under arrest in Guatemala City's central penetentiary. Host of the country's top Reds Iiad escaped Col Carlos Castillo Armas' the victorious rebel -chief and'-No.-2 man on the five-man governing junta, in an interview yesterday said his forces were collecting "much information" on poLc? tor- ture killings of antiReds in the weeks just before Arbenz's over- throw The information, he said, proba- bly will be submitted to the United Nations. Officials already have blamed 60 deaths on Arbenz's police and say the toll when finally reckoned will be much higher Under the peace agreement signed with Castillo in El Salvador last Friday, Col. Elfego Monzon beads the junta until July 17, when it is scheduled to name a perma- nent president. Though Castillo disclaimed any desire presidency, bis fol- lowers were openly disgruntled with his secondary position in the new setup. The tumultuous wel- come more than persons gave bun on his arrival here Sat- urday underlined his place as Gua- temala's new public idol. Castillo told newsmen yesterday the junta's most urgent task is to "put out all Communist influence in.bur country." He demanded that Arbenz, for-' mer Foreign Minister Guillermo Toridto and former Police Chiefs Rogelio Cruz Wer and Jaime Ros- enberg be punished as "cruni Cruz Wer and Rosenberg already have fled to Mexico. Arbenz and Toriello are refugees in the Mexi- can Embassy here, where officials refused to admit reporters Amid reports Arbenz might try to leave for MCMCO today, Maj Pedro Diaz, first secretary of the he knew: no request for safe conduct-for the ex-Presi- dent Any such request, he said, could only be granted by the junta, which has said, all such requests will be screened carefully to pre- vent escape of anyone wanted on criminal charges Castillo's de- mands that Arbenz and his asso- ciates be pumsbed indicated the junta may be planning court cases against them. Other developments m Guatema- la over the weekend included these: El Salvador recognized the new junta as the country's legal gov- ernment, the first country to take the step i Roman Catholic Archbishop Mar- iano Rossell Arellano in a pastoral letter called for social reforms as the only to "jproot the Com- munist seed, which grows and thrives in a climate of social in- justice blasted D ose ideolo- gies which in oui country have been called conservative parties, which denied all the flourishing of social justice" Anti-Communist demonstrations were reported throughout the coun- try But Red agitation and Com- munist-incited peasant uprisings also were reported continuing in some sections. 'The dusk-to-dawn..curfew "was lifted in the capital Preparations were begun, for the army and Cas- tillo's forces. .to enter t tha capital simultaneously this week in a big Mctory parade. The army general staff an- nounced looters would be shot on sight. The '.United States dispatched nearly four tons of surgical dress- ings and bandages by chartered plane for those wounded in the two-week civil war. has been no official announcement of the war casualties, but informed sources have estimated that prob- ably not more than 100 were killed. HIGH WWB8.MT highway daring a tbri la fort Worth Utt to it tto rirpvt WM at mart FteM than Nixon within a week on the ban- dung of_ international affairs by former Democratic adminis- trations Fresh evidence of this came today m an interview with Sen George senior Demo- crat on the Senate Foreign'a Uoni'Coroiilttee, whofMwl take much notice of t .attacks. denial George said refeiyvng that Nixon iright.be President Eisenhower -should deqde not to run again in 1956. Nixon has taken the lead recently accusing the administration of former President Truman of pur- suing a "policy of weakness" m dealing with communism, partacii larly in Asia He has said policies on Truman and Dean Acheson, Truman's secretary of state, lost China to the Reds and thus led to the Korean War present-day U S problems in Indo china. This lute is pleasing to many Midwestern Republicans who don't think, President Eisenhower has borne down sufficiently on this issue Eisenhower has said he has too much to do in the present to take time delving in the past These Republicans apparently believe that the "20 years of trea- son" theme preached by Sen Mc- Carthy (R-Wis) has possibilities in many states, and they are obviously happy that Nixon is giving it administration coloration. There is a widely held suspicion on the part of the Democrats that the Republicans are pulling the stops out on this effort because of the discouraging turn of affairs in Indochina, where further losses to the Communists or direct-Ameri- can involvement might have its political effects in this country. Democrats who tmay disagree violently over domestic iswes have been almost unanimous la support- ing Truman's decision to defend Korea and Truman-sponsored moves to bolster the free nations of Europe. And they have sbown they are not likely to accept Republican criticism of that part of the Tru- man record without fighting back vigorously... M WEATHER v.s. OTcrtmmrt or oommcc ABIUCNT AKD.VICnarT TOr mt Ml Mwlw. HtM ml Tmttv mmtan it m