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Publication: Abilene Reporter News July 8, 1954

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED HOT "WITHOUT OR WJTH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH. YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS. IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 22 fnm (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, J1DLY 8, PAGES IN TWOiSECTIONS PKCE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY U. S. Asks Quick Return of Yanks WASHINGTON (Ji .The United States has served Red Czechoslo- vakia with a demand for the "immediate return" of seven U.S, soldiers who this government charged were kidnaped last Sunday. The State Department disclosed last night that an exceptionally stiff note was delivered to the Czech Foreign office in Prague yesterday. That note dismissed as unfound- ed Czech claims that the seven a cap. am and six enlisted men were spying when they were'seized by a Czech border patrol near the West German town of Baernau July 4. But a few.hours after the U. S. note was handed to Czech diplo- matic officials...the Communist satellite government repeated its (ol. Fischer Inspects Base .Col. Harry 0. Fischer arrived here Thursday mbrMin'g'tb make an inspection tour of Abilene Air Force He came. (9..Abilene, from Fort Worth Air. tines plane..which, landed at Municipal Airport-at a. m. Col. Fischer' was accompanied- by. R. Hallock, whom he will succeed Jury-21 as Tort-Worth district engineer of the U. S. Army Corps' of CoL Fischer and Col, Hallock. were to 'attend-a luncheon-in-the Woolen Hotel at noon with mem- bers of -the Abilene. .Chamber: of Commerce board .of directors and national 'defense, committee...'. During-the-afternoon they were to inspect the -base- on a ac- quainted" :tour 3for Col. Fischer, They will return- to Fort Worth early Friday morning. The -officers were welcomed -at the airport by W. P. Wright, chair- the-C-C national defense committee, Elbert Hall, member of the committee and vice presi- Wilson, pro- ject engineer, al Abilene Air Force Base foS the of Engineers) and Lt Col Jack Brown, liaison offices'at for ths Air Force. espionage charge In a .Prague radio broadcast heard in Vienna. The U.S. note, protesting "in the strongest terms this abduction of American said the Americans "were proceeding inno- cently without arms along the (Czech-German) border when they were seized by a Czech patrol." The Army withheld public identi- fication of the soldiers pending notification of next of kin but the Czechoslovak news agency Ceteka, contacted by telephone in Prague today from Vienna, named them as Capt. Jack Davis, Richard Jumper, Leonard Tennis, John Glasson. Ross. McGinnis, George Switzer and Jerry Griffith. Ceteka could give no home addresses. Ariny spoksmen in Germany have said the soldiers were on leave and may have crossed the Czech border by mistake while sightseeing. the Czech reply note to the United States as read over the Prague radio insisted that "their confession and behavior con- firm the group entered Czech ter- ritory to conduct an espionage mis- sion." The'Czech hole said further the soldiers confessed that .they en- tered Czech territory by illegal means and that films found on them revealed that they had pho- tographed objects on Czechoslovak soil. 11 Absentee Votes Cast in City Election -Interest-in the-July 17 city boht .election.. seemed .picking! up, .if .absentee: Voting, is any sign. voted absen- tee noon. Up to last the count had stood at only two. Absentee voting may be done at the city secretary's office Dead- line is S_pjn Tuesday, July H. Only those persods planning, to be flUt Lbngyiew, Tex., was -the-runner-up. Jupreme Court Backs Jay Ion In Battle Over County Seat The Supreme Court at Texas the Supreme Court by the Eastland Wednesday upheld a ruling of the court were i Coiirt'of Civil Appeals "at 'East- iand, -in-effectk declaring Kent County seat snouid be moved from Clairemont to Jeyton The Supreme Court's, only ac- tion was to answer three "ques- tions submitted to it by the ap- pellate court, certifying in each of the three instances that the Court of .Civil Apptals err in affirming the trial court judgment The appeal was-from a-, suit brought by Euel D 'Harrison and others against M. V. Jay and others contesting an election held March a. 1952 for removal of the Kent County seat from Cla.remont to. Jayton The contestants main- tamed that Jayton did not have the necessary two-thirds majority for the election to ,carry By agreement of both "partiti'to the suit the trial WM ta Has- kell. Tht trial court exchried X votM for Claireroont, which were vatt IB electlon'ortctncts otherthan that in which the foten ntwtod three qwestian (oboittad to 1 Did we err in holding that votes cast-in an election precinct other than the, precinct in which' the voters resided could not be counted? 2 Bid we err in holding 'that the cohtestees could not, in this election coctest, attack the: valid- ity of the orders of the- Commis- sioners' Cpiirt; establishing the election precincts? 3 we the votes cast-by-voters -so -obtain- ttg their poll Jayton were not illegal', ,Ttie Supreme Court as the- answer to each of the ques- tions (Dallas one of the attorneys, represaiting the Cltire- raont parties, said Taurway morn iag he plans to 'ask the Supreme Court [or t re-hearing ojnfie mat- ter Other attocneyi tt the Mit wvrt Ralph Logan af Sn sad Tom Dwrts of BuM lathizer' or any concrete icatioo of its content either -in 'tia indictment or'in'the'statute.' With- Hit such definition or specification he term has no certain meaning The two counts reinstated by the court related loathe question wheth- T. Lattimore knew certain writers or the magazine "Pacific Affairs" which he formerly edited, wen Communists'. WHAT'S ON THE INSIDE HOMf SWIET museum porter makes hit home' o palace, with stolin Qoodi. Poae 7-A CATHOLICS or, Cotiwlla m Chicago ana port In Christian out- Av chureK NIW lAWC-Bkb cwvvd ond indry iton CM THE WEATHER lULMMCFAtTMOT OF OOOOXCf WEATMXI ABILENE AND CMtUut ilr KM kot Udir, looljM mi Fcliiy. Han'Mar'lW Ixnr lonKK lOKTU CEXT1UL WEST TEXAS: natr amr-mt IM -wr aunm, 10- SOUTH TEXAfc ak nunml iot utTrttv, moucri WlJ PM. TUn. A.X. H UM M i a tem ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 8, 1954

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