Abilene Reporter News, July 8, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT ff! mit ^Wene ^^eporter tJ MDHNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXIV, NO. 22 A$$ockaed Prim (AP) ABiIeNeTtEXAsTtHURSDAY morning, JULY 8. 1954-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Bill Gaither Faces Trial On July 19 The Tnurcior trial of Willard Franklin (Bill) Gaitlicr is set for iMonday. July 19 He is charged with murder with malice in the pistol killing of Abilene I’oliceman Jimmy Spann June 17. Both Gaither and his common law wife. Patricia Edwards Gaither. were arraigned Wednesday afternoon before Judge Owen Thoma.s of l()4th District Court. The pair was transported in separate cars from Taylor ('ounty jail to Bowie School on South 20th St where district court is now being held temporarily because of remodeling work being done on the district courtroom. .Atlorney .Appointed Because neither had employed an attorney. Judge Thomas ap-jxiinted Raleigh Brown to represent them during their arraignment and thereafter unless they employ a lawyer ot their own choosing. Gaither conferred briefly with Brown and after hearing liistrict .Attorney Tom Todd read the indictment against him he told the , court. *1 don't plead either way—j not until 1 see my lawyer.” “The court will enter a plea of not guilty lor you." Judge Thomas told the defendent.    i Gaither was able to walk slowly but was slightly stooped and when standing constantly held his arms across his back. He is still ror that prevailed at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Martin of 1976 Sayles Blvd. The reign of terror originated with an argument over money and led up to the gun battle that resulted in Policeman Spann’s death. Prosecutor Hired Esco Walter ha.s been employed by the City of Abilene to assist Dist. .Atty. Tixid as special prosecutor in Gaither’s trial. In accepting the appoinimcnt as prosecutor Waller will be returning to duties be held for nine years. He served as state’s attorney for the 104th Judicial District. Gaither and Patricia smiled taintly in one brief exchange of glances while they were in the courtroom. She was wearing trimly tailored western style slacks with a beaded Indian belt, a sleeveless western shirt and cow-bov boots. Snyder Death Causes listed SNYDER. July 7. <RNS- — The death of Mable Powell. .A6-year-old iindtm "treatment by a physician Negro woman found dead here in Turner, Kerr Runoff Race Shapes Up OKLAHOMA CITY, July 7    — A repeat battle of the millionaires was in prospect for Oklahoma voters July 27 as today’s tabulations of Tuesday’s primary balloting showed rival Roy J. Turner has forced Sen. Robert S, Kerr into a runoff for the Democratic nomination as U, S. senator. Both are wealthy oilmen, former governors and bitter political foes. The latest count from 3,072 of 3,155 precincts gave Kerr a 29,887 vote lead The vote stood Kerr 228.211, Turner 198,324 with nearly .38.000 votes spread among seven other candidates. The bitter Oklahoma Democratic gubernatorial race also headed into a runoff when Oklahoma City Atty. William 0, Coe took a narrow lead in the counting over Raymond Gaiw, Madill, president pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate. Coe Leads AVith 3,088 bo.xes counted, the vote showed Coe 152,170 and Gary 148,410. Bill Logan. Lawton slate senator who campaigned on a prohibition repeal platform, was m third place with 66.482 votes. Trailing seventh was Mrs. Johnston j .Murray, wife of the present gov-; ernor who was ineligible to succeed himself. .A mild upset occurred in the Democratic lieutenant g’overnor s race wnere cowboy Pink Williams, Caddo, forced the veteran incumbent James E. Berry into a runoff. The votes from two-thirds of the precincts gave Berry 93.458 vofe.> and Williams 46.155 and Irvin U.S. Charges Czechs Abducted' 7 Soldiers lor an abdominal gunshot wound he received during a wild gun battle in a Merkel service station the night of June 17, There IS stiU • hare streak through the hair above his left ear where a Scurry County Jail Sunday night, was attributed to five factors, sheriff s officers said here Wednes-! day night. An official report from the laboratory of the Department of Puh- hullet narrowly mis.sed hitting he Safety in .-Austin was received him directly in the forehead. •At the arraignment be was dressed in a pair of gray tnm.s-ers, a short sleeved yellow sport shirt and house shm's Bond Denied j Hurst, Oklahoma City insurance ' man, 38,704. Gains Fame Williams gained tame after the Post Office Department impounded his mail because it took issue with the text of anti-Eisenhower postal cards he sent out., saying they were in bad taste. In the Republican gubernatorial race, Reuben Sparks, Woodward. here Wednesday The lahoralorv’ test showed the    o'-asa vnii*« iaclor« comr.bu.ms to the BIDS AND LArOHTER—Laughter punctuated the sub-mission of bids Wednesday for the new home of Citizens National Bank. Clustered, left, in the bank’s lobby are contractors seeking the project. In the right foreground are F. C. Olds, left, head of the Abilene associate archi tectural and engineering company. Bank President Malcolm Meek, center, and George Dahl, right, of Dallas, in charge of architectural and engineering. (Lloyd Jones Studio Photo) woman’s death to bo: 1. acutt al-cohalisra. 2 digesting an undetermined amount of barbiturate cap- Thmnui d.d no: al.ovr him | »ul«-    7 bond *nd nidhmt »as said dur-    >bc    bix.>. 4. shuck, and 5. anemia. Funeral arrangemenLc are pend comv'ared to 5,602 by Joe Barber, Bartlesville, his nearest opponent. The vole was from 2,371 of 3,155 precincts. Raymond Fi«ids, Guymon publisher, was ahead in uie Republican U S Senate race. With more «-VkX« mf Yarborough Visits Area RNS 36 Bids Received On Bank Building ________ —. local Dallas, R. F. Ball Construction Co. Wednesday afternoon on construe- labor, and that sub-contracts such I of San .Antonio. W. S. BeUows Con- Thiny-six bids were received wherever possible, employ ednesday afterr tion of the eight-story Citizens Na- rect name is ■ My name m I’atncia Edwards, hut i have bt'cn going by the name of Patricia F'dwards Gaith-ei ‘ she replied .She is under two indictment.«, both hast'd on twi> .'ount charges of armeh rohht'ry and nvbhery by a.ssauU Injured partie.s nameil in tne iiidiciments against her are Joe James and JoSeale Martin, her .sister. Judge Thom.is .«et her bond at llO.dUO on each of the two mdicl-nient.s can-    the    e.ght-stoo'    Citizens    Na-' as rtifing. painting, glazing, »in- struction Cor^ oi H™««. 1"^ didate for governor of Texas, will ^    Building.    i    dows, floor covering, and all other | Construction Co of Dallas Ro^rt make an address here at 12 noon       \i    1    mafprial.«    u.sed    in    construction    will. E. McKee General Contractor, Inc. The charges against lier are an ! suppress an FBI investigation of outgrowth of .in atternoon of ter- the State Schixil for (îirls at G.iines- viir iAfPATliri%    !    In    an    address    prepart'd    for    tele- THl WlATHcR    .said Shivers Tried Suppressing FBI Probe, Yarborough Says Ll BBOc K. July 7 .f' — Ralph: ime.stigaiions and wrote Mr Shis-    Yarborough    cluh. Yarlwrough. cami»aignuig in West ers: ’I would Ih' untrue to my Texas for governor, charged to- service and its duties it I did nm night that just before the July. 1952. qu.ckly call attention to unfounded. Gov. Shivers sought to unwarranted and untrue charges. such as you have made' Yarborough also said: My opponent has accused me of. Bank President Malcolm M. i materials used in construction will. E. McKee General Contractor. Inc. Thursday on the courthouse    ^ g day or j be purchased from Abilene mer-1 of Dallas, and Templeton-Cannon square.    pxissibly    Friday,    before    con-j chants and businessmen, wherever of San .Angelo. He IS due to arrive in Sweet-[ ir^^ts can awarded. Bids must i possible to do so.” Meek stat^. Water at approximately 11 a m.    studied, he said. I by plane from Snyder where he| Thirteen general contractors bid " '    ‘    ’*    ‘ primary will be built at North Fourth and Cypress Sts Bids were received met at >weciwaier Airpyrv i>y «:    construction    cost    in the lobby of the present bank delegation representing the Nolan    estimated    at    two    and    building. one-half million dollars. Meek estimated work may be- w'iU siveak at 10 a m. He will be •    Range of the bids was met at Sweetwater Airport by a, piven. Total construction cost .Abilene Firms Bid Two .Abilene companies bid for Thev were H;s address will be broadcast over Sweetwater radio stauon    ,he building i the general contract KXO.X Following his speech    occupied    around 15 Rose Construction Co. and BaUanz Yarborough will continue by plane i to Cisco where he will speak at    ^ 115 p m. This will be Aarborough’« sec- Of course, we are not prepared to say who the low bidder will in>ecting ivrsonahties into the gov- ,j,^d visit to Sweetwater this year ' ^    construction. jernor s rat-e In his    first statement' Karher m the year at a Jackson •in Sepiemhor, 1953.    my oppo-' of the campaign,    ht'fore I had    Oay Democrat Rally, Yarborough    I rent untauiy aii.uktHl    J Ed*,ar a «¡ngle speech,    the t,overnor    was on Uie program to introduce    |------- Hinner. the much resjH'ctcd and tv^gan a vicious iH'rsonal attack on    guest sv>e3ker. Sen. Robert Kerr    ' our sincere wish that the bidder is he will. Construction Co. Other bidders were the Henry C, Beck Co, of Dallas. Thos. S. Byrne. Inc. of Fort Worth, Rex D Kitchens Construction Co. of Austin, J. M. Odom of AusUn. James Stewart Co. of Dallas. Nathan Wohifeld of Kt-:    Hi    I«' B^.if    k‘»    ■    -.Ik' S. -rtl H • V N I U Vl \ÍH - :atr Ik*Ui V r'ihl wr.ST TKV ■r.J hi'i Ihfk'ulh « Tl-MI't K.vri R» H V >< inr^RTMisr o» lOMMKRir. \Bii 1 Nv * As\V    — ciMr' adimrtHl head of the FBI, as to nie. charging that I was slinging of Oklahoma. •    ’     i^ij.    j    i<-.d^at HiKiver to l>e ■ niud. when actually 1 hadn't sjxiken forctxl to brand Mr Shivers’ |    at all. charges .as ‘untrue, unfoundt'd and j    .    I    w    as    the hand-picked unv^.irrantud '    I    candidate of a certain minority i • Furthermore Mr .T^ Bdgar .    that    a    big slush fund : HiHwer beheve<1 that the Governor I going to he u.sed against him— 'had sought to conceal and cover,.j|i which was untrue i up. just before the July. 1952, I fvnmary, ucimiitions at tlie Gainesville State .vhiHvl ■■ Maurae Acer.«, extvutive secretary to ShiHcr.s, and himself the ■    former FBI    agent in    charge    for id    at    ^ .•    um    z.nd    the    disinct.    tHTsonallv    made    a    re- ■."“.“..rV.'nj''™'"’'“'"    “"’•    10 Iho KBl to doloy Iho in- u.i    iii.hi    ..pm    ■Otnrot t. . ,.Mirv .ot lloin.’.svili.', »ccortiini; to ia>    39    a m    .Sunart tonight    ««    J    • Hark’ntrtir rtading gt    9 30 p m Jg Ot j    Mr    J. Edgar    litHiV er Hfiatlx* hmniGiii «1 » 30 pm S5 per,    Htx'vcr    rcfusctl    to dclav the r#nt ASi'diiesdav’s heal didn’t set any new records, but us 99 degu'es; commut'd . to t» 13-' High and K»*»' lampcr^turr» fr»i hour» NEARLY HITS SKYSCRAPER Wild Jet Plane Kills 4 In Fierv Home Area Crash KANS AS l lTV, Kan , Juh 7 <fL-An Air Fort e jet plane » raslunl today and cut a tiery swath through a residential district after narrowly miisi'nK a dounttntn sky s.rai>ei. killing lour iH'r.son,« Sev eial others hatl hau raising es earH's The plane an t'84F Mtiu h had fust iK't-n a< t epttnl by Hie -Air i M. Fori<. plunged to earth at high j in his honu speed near mh St and Nebraska Avf, on the tnlge of the city’s businei* diitrtct. and only a fev** blocks from the iite of a million dollar department ilore fire Sat uiday iiigtif Killed in the exploiivf cra.sh and holocaust wai the pilot, identifietl be the Central Air Defense Force aa Jnd Lt John II Kai*eles of iha 27lh fighter Escort Wing, Bergstrom Air f-’oree Rase, near Au.stui Tex Hi* hometown is Cas-jver. Wyo The other thtee victim* were re.sident.s of two of tiu* three hutms set ntire l»y Hie plane rhev were Mi>* (¡ertrude l ank ford, and Mis.s Edna Hoflman. both .soluxiUoaehers. and Fral Hevlwine an invalid who was tra|H*exl • He has oontmuexl his unabated attack uiKin my character and Rtxxi name every day since.” Yar borough said HeferrmK again to Siiivers’ land    same    for    the next couple of tran.saction. Varlxvrough continued: I    *    ernor • We know that my oppiHient Some isoiatevi    thundershow-1 y;hiN ers al.so asked whether \ar- hirevi two finivs of attorneys to ers v^ere spotted on the    rough, had he been govenior in trv to cover up the $450.000 ’and Bureau’s radar    screen "    j    ------ --------- . ' J    aftermxm They    wi*re over an    | _        ^    .    - about too miles south and south- j east ot .Abilene Th« cUxse.st they ,, ame to the city, however, was »5 I miles east__ . Midland Man, Two Youngsters Drown AV AG.UN Mül    ND. N M . July    7 . ur Two small    Ixns and a young ^    ,    .    man aceompanying them on a fish- ^    ,    i,uj trip drowned    toilay    in    a    small After leaving    the form.uion    and    ,    Diamond    A    ranch hanking the    plane misstxi    the    ;    here, swanky Terrace Glub on the nxvf, y,j,y , Marshal A\ G ot the nine • storv BnHherluHxl    asSyeai oid Lynn Building by feet, then /iKimevl to    5    yeai    -old earth sfnkmg a tree and then    UooWev Roy King, and K slu-eri the Mvond fhx»r from ‘ house at Kg’ Nehra.ska Ave Rert Kinney    Jr. 43. who    was a.sliH'p in the    home wa.« injured critically Next, the plane rioiH'heted high Into the air, hit the ground, .struck twxi pa r k e d autonuvbiles and smashed into a home aenxss the str»H’t The hou.se was demolished by the impact The plane then burst Kiectrical Bidders Among the nine bidders for electrical work were Abilene Service Co. of .Abilene and Galbraith Electric Co. of .Abilene. Others were Fischback and Moore of Texas from Dallas. General Engineering Co. of Fort Worth. DeHart Keeton Electric Co. of San Antonio, Har- W..VCO. Jul.v 7 .l>-C.ov. Sh.v.TS , 1957. »ould haw supiwled    i challen£e t rauc presidential nominee .Adlai. oi Dallas, me koo noy caec ihaiunge .    ^    Stevenson’s    me    Co.    of    DaUas. Is Parr Backing Yarborough FofvMr'ifore Due For Oovomor, Shivors Asks Reds Say Americans Are Spies W.ASHINGTON. July 7 fJ) — Thm United States accused Czech border guards tonight of the “abduction” of seven American soldiers. Communist Czechoslovakia contended the .Americans were nabbed on a spying mission. The Americans — a captain and six enlisted men—disappeared Sunday night near the West Gerrnan border town of Baernau. Officials have declined to identify them, pending notification of next of kin. A strongly worded U.S. note, delivered to the Czech Foreign Office in Prague this afternoon protested the Czech border patrol’s action, rejected a Czech claim that the seven were spies and demanded their release. Men on I..eave The soldiers were on leave, tlie U. S. .Army in Germany said, and may have crossed the border by mistake on a sight-seeing tour. The Czechoslovak Government said in a note to the United Slates that films found in possession of the Americans revealed they had taken photographs of objects on Czechoslovak territory. The note said the soldiers confessed entering Czech territory by illegal means. “Their confession and behavior confirm the group entered Czech territory to conduct an espionage mission,” the ncAe said It identified the American* as members of the 816lh Field Artillery Battalion and concluded with a protest against violation of Czechoslovak’s sovereignty. The note, delivered by American Charge d’Affaires John D. lams, flatly rejected Czech claims the seven men—a captain and six enlisted men—were spying when seized Sunday by Czech border police near the AYest German town of Baernau. Claim "ejected The note, one of the strongest ever delivered to the Czech Com( munisLs. said: “The United States government protests in the strongest terms this abduction of American soldiers and Eleven firms bid for the mechanical contract. They were Bol-1    their immediate return linger and Sames Plumbing and j to U. S. authorities in Germany^ Heating Co. of San .Angelo. Far-well Company of Dallas. Chas. G. Hoyne and Co. of Houston. Keif-fer Plumbing and Heating Co. of The note said the men ’were proceeding mnocently without arms along the . Cech-German > border in the vicinity of Baernau on Julv 4 when they were seized Dallas. Sampson and Co, of Lub-1 jjy 3 Czech patrol.” bock, Brown-Olds Plumbing and j state Department Press officer Heating Co. of Dallas. .A J. Monier | Henry Suydam declined to com-and Co. of San .Antonio, and C. ■ nient when asked what steps th« Wallace Plumbing Co. of Dallas. 11 nited Slates was prepared to take Lucian Webb Plumbing and Heat- j m the event the ¡1)8 Co, of ,5bileno » 3, listed'    _ among the plumbing ctmtractors tonight to its. T, .......—. ---    .    J w    ,. ,    ,    I,    ...    I.    •>    Stevenson. equalixi the highest recordtxl here Kalph \arborough on whethtr ht    ^    tidelands tl„,s tear, on iHXh June 16 and U ^    of    Puval    County’s    ,    defended    hts support The weaihenit.sn pr,dine,i ™    parr    in    the    race    for    gov-'^.j    RepubUcan    nominee    t)»ighi Ef- ^ E UvH'h, Jr . 29. ot Midland. Tex 9 in lliMipiUl Nint other tienson* were hix* pitaliuHl for injury or «hock and two firemen were hurt battling the t lames The jet plan« was one of four that tw>k off from nea.by    Fairfax .AuqMvrt for delivery to    Tinker Field. Okla Just a few    minute.*    into    flames    and    veered    into    an- Liler the control tower    leeeived    j    othei    house    A    thini    hoiis*    caught vxurd out ot the plane*    wai in    1    lira NEWS INDEX Three bids were received for the elevator installation; all are from DaUas. They are Hunter Hayes spnho»or on thr'groJnd bi 'Jould | Company. Otts Kfevator Company, not support Stevenson foliowmg ;    B.A.N’K, Pg, S-A, Col. I tne latter’s statement he w ould not '__  — suptxvrt legislation to restore tidelands to state ownership. “Isn’t it true that you have prom-istxi George Parr to call off the Duv al County clean-up campaign if you are elected“” Shivers asked ' \arlx)rough in a speech prepared, for a rally here    ; Parr is a South Texas poliücal j Ixxss w hose financial affairs, as Oak Ridge CIO Workers Strike OAK RIDGE, Term .July 7 CIO chemical workers ignored a presidential order today and »truck at two uranium-235 plants They failed, however, to halt production of the vital atomic weapons material. Despite President Eisenhower s plea to stay on the job until a factfinding board could look into their wage dispute, about 3,500 worker* at the U-235 plant here and 1.000 more at a similar Paducah, Ky., facility struck. Ike Doesn't Want Red China in UN IXKSS 3»iiu>r .».«uv.6.6    —,    vtASHINGTON.    Julv    7    P —! in various forms by several well as Uxvse of Ihival County, have    Eisenhower'said tixlay : tors One of these. Seu. Knowlwrf btx'n under investigation.    k.»    ic    And    unal-    <R-Calif',    said shortly after the ttnd 1 hat» takan a at.nd on »vory    j    ,i,„,.on    «    hfa    uoTthal    it    wa,    unltkoly th» othor r N. members would override the • publie issue I have always had tl>e ciHir.ige to state my cvxividioti s • Rut tlurtttk th» thrtv ».™,«ts.ta    ch.,,,,, that m.t .itpotwut haa run. ' htte    ,^,„5 never IxH'tt able to fimi exit how    »nsUxer    of pe-oples news conference and authorized di ,    ,    . j »>♦ .*— rect quotation of many of his word.* wishes of the I nited Mate* ■ to underscore his denunciation of ern aggressor SECTION A Wofw«« ■ news . . 4 Oil MWt ...... • • SECTION i Spoftt 2-S E<li»«rtel« , . 4 Cemics ........... I R«gi«. TV ..... . .. i Ear«», fn«rk«*t ...... .. • t .ARKIFR CHIEF—Waiter Mer riman. 4<v. of Throckmorton Wedne'.dav wa.* electixl prosi ww.»- X*    enslaver    of pe-oples lu sttxxi m any question When he.    tlie    United    Na- runs fv'r office every two    that    this ax    rf-rvk»-.    »-.»».    resorts    to vicious «vx'usations. |    „tembership    m    that    or lit the    Texas    Rural Utter    ; msinuations. untruths, aixl twisti^ | gamzation involves “solemn treaty Carrier» Assvxnation    He vx>m-    facts in an attempt to    oblmtums" and any move to re- t fad that he has no program This pudiate them must be taken oiUy j year, he us using the same smoke | gfter “the iivost careful delihera* screen not only ft»r that purtxvse. i Hon.” but also to cover up the support he ^    Idea    Net New IS getting from the CIO P AC. the , The idea of arranging now to pull NA.4CP. the ADA, and th# out of th# U N if the Chineae P A R R.” bines the H»b of rural mail earner with being half owner of the Memnian Funeral Home He is a {vaat president of the Ihnx'k morton v'hambt'r of Commerce, and wa.« ixxstmaster from 1939 to 1942. Red* gei a »eat has been advanced Opposes Seating In exprcs.''Uig stroag opposition to seating toe Communists, “under the present situation.” Eisenhower said. “I personally think that 9.» per cent of the population of the United States would take the same stand ” Here are *ome of Eitenhower'i own word*! “We have Red China going ta Geneva >for peace talk» on Korea and Indochina’, and instead of taking a conciliatory attUuda toward anything, it excoriated the United Nauona. ;

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