Abilene Reporter News, August 2, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 02, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDYl-Z-S-AWht    3^borttrevejuivg'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 44ÀêMociated Pnu (AP)    ABILENE,    TEXAS,    MONDAY    EVENING,    AUGUST    2,    1954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10a Probe Group On McCarthy Suggested WASHINGTON Sen. Know-land (R - Calif) today formally asked the Senate to send the resolution to censure Sen. McCarthy <R-Wis), and all amendments to the resolution, to a special committee of three Republicans and tl.ree Democrats. Knowland said Vice President Nixon should name the six mem-bcr.s of the special committee and that it should report back to the Senate “a.s expeditiously as equity and justice will permit,” Knowland made his motion an hour and half after the third day 0. debate on the resolution by Sen. Flanders (R-Vt» to censure McCarthy for conduct that tends to bring the Senate into disrepute, Nixon Not In The Republican leader did not fi.sk that .Nixon sit as a member of the special, or. as he called it. “select” committee. The pending amendments to the Fianders resolution include the various specific charges which have been filed as bills of particulars by Sens. Fulbright iD-Ark‘ and Morse (Ind-Ore*. Before Knowland’s motion, the Republican leader had told the Senate that Mor.se. who criticizes McCarthy's attitude toward secret government information, had him-.-elf once revealed part of a “top secret ’ document in a political speech ” Knowland told the Senate that Morse on Oct. 27, 1952. had disclosed portions of a top-secret memorandum which t h e late dames Forrestal had sent then President Truman Sept. 26, 1947, on the question of withdrawing I' S troops from Korea. Morse had said in the Minneapolis speech that the decision to w ‘hdraw tnxips was a military division, agreed to unanimously by lie dont Chiif.s of Staff, and not a Slate Department decision. Charge By Ike Eisenhower had charged in a speech a few days earlier that the decision was made by the State JDepartment. Knowland said that when he read in the newspapers of Morse s hsclosure lie immediately asked the Defense Department and the State Department whether the 19-17 memorandum had ever been de •)a.csifKd“'that *s. whether its “se-« ret” cla'ssification had ever been changed Both agencies, he told the Senate, replied in the negative The Justice l^parlment sa’d Nov 11. 1952. Knowland said, that the document had been decla.ssi-tiod after its disclosure by Morse Rebel-Cadet Quarrel Off Shooting Minor Thefts Plague City On Week End Abilene had a rash of burglaries and thefts during the week end. Burglars tapped six different places. Three other thefts were reported to city police. Robinson Pharmacy. 3101 South 14th St., was burglarized between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 am. Sunday. About $45 in cash was taken from cash registers. Entrance was gained by prying open the front door. During Vacation Mrs. T. A. Price, 1226 Park Ave., said Friday night she had just returned from a vacation to find her home had been burglarized. She reported three corduroy shirts and a rifle missing, with total value $25 Alfred Weese. 1126 Graham St., MAYBE IT'LL NEVER COME UP AGAIN GENOA, Italy (APj—It’s turned out to be jusi a hypothetical question, but officials here are wondering whether a consulate dog has diplomatic immunity. Over the weekend, the Austrian consulate’s pet German Shepherd took an undiplomatic bite at 25-year-old Marisa Bernardo, on consular property. Her parents said she developed a fever, took her to a hospiM, and demanded that police kill the dog and examine it for rabies. The consulate refused to surrender the dog, claiming diplomatic rights. Marisa got well. The charges were dropped. But police still haven’t figured out what they could have done about it, if it all hadn’t worked out. Ballinger Murder Trial Underway Guatemala Row Kills 2 Persons By RUTH LITTLE Reporter-Newi Correspondent BALLINGER. Aug 2 (RNS) — Largest venire for Runnels Coun-said Saturday somebody burglar-famous Clary trial ized his home during the after-jj, RELEAF FROM HE.\T — Two - year - old Randy Holo-way. almost hidden by his fig leaf, says this may be embarrassing but it’s a mighty fine way to keep cool these hot days. He thoroughly recommends it—but only for other 2-year-olds. Randy ii the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clovis Hollow ay of Brady, Tex. noon. Nothing was missing. The burglar entered through a rear window. Mrs. Annie Blakney said some- District Court Monday. From the 125 veniremen, a jur>' will be picked in the trial of .Allen Clyde Jennings, 33, of Courtroom to Be Finished This Week Building Far Outstrips 1953 J. T. O’Neal Jr.; a sister, Odra Mae O’Neal: and a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. T. O’Neal Jr. District Judge 0. L. Parish will preside at the trial. Prosecuting attorneys are E. C. Grindstaff and Runnels County Attorney Jack Moore. Paul Petty and E. B. Underwood are the attorneys appointed one entered a res.dence at    ,    p,—j ‘'^’oi^'He^^r'emen.'"' a": net^mi^ei ^dio and three i J'™'"*® charged with the | mediately to be excused from jury a cabinet ^    drowning murder of Wallace j service. Examination of the others small gas heater^    ;    Blue; surted at 10 a.m. Dr *    O    NcaTs    body    was    |    Jennings,    who was arrested in Max Ehas, 1^834 Edgemont Dr.. ^ caught on a trotline in the !    ^ afternoon that his said bunday ^al a burglar slo e, Colorado River by fishermen on    traveling companion’s body the family silverware out of hisij^j 29.    j f-    » ‘ Jt____ tT.e%.    Wie>    «WIiFa Present in the courtroom Monday morning was O’Neal’s father, J. T, O’Neal Sr. of Blue Ridge. .Accompanying him were two of If 1954 doesn’t set the all-time high for buiiding in Abilene, the City Engineering Department will muss its gues.**. Permits that office issued in July alone totaled $3.362.741. That brought the volume for the year 1954. January through July, to $8,.578,879. That is 13 million above the total for the sanve sev-Refimshing work on tho district en month poriixi ul 195J-45 256.5K rourlroom m Taylor Cininty court- “ <«1.'' « m.lhon less than the houM 1.S expected to be completed. f'«"« « the whole year 1951, wilhm two or three d.ay.    I An acoustical plaster ceiling has    la'"'    Ik    .    onth .    ,    II    J    J    „    u    .    *    $^i55 947 issued in the same month been installed midway m what for-    .j.h,.s    Juh s volume merly was a double-height ceiling ■ The space that formerly was the Construction .authorized through-upper part of the courtroom is    $10.499.865. being conserted to offices    j    number    of    projects    of each Light fixtures were mstalleti in    granted    permits    this    July the courtroom Monday morning    follows New residential, and painter.s starteii applying the 73 garages. 7, new busmes.s, first of two coats of pastel green----- paint to the walls Window.s m the ciiurtroom are being washed When the second coat of pjint-fng is completed and furniture is returneil to the courtroom it will again be ready for use Walter Balfanz. contractor, »aid 11; new public. 4: residential alterations and repairs, 27; non-resi-dentiai alterations and repairs, 7; and miscellaneous. 2. Grand total of permits in July, 1954. was 131. New business buildings accounted for $2,203,415 of the $3.262.748 July,    volume.    In that cate gory, the Citizens National Bank building represented $2.003.670. THE WEATHER Grid Gambler Reported Dead Gordon I.s. Dl.r ART.MI-NT or «OMWiRlK WKATH»R en R» SI ABU-KNK AMI VHIMTN    Varlb cktiut}' Mundtjr «itMmxin. ni4iM Ami d«y, HiRh lempa ,uur<> VonvLa »Ixxut dtgr«*« Low Mond*> nmht 80 Hi.-h Tue#-d«.v 100 NORTH CENTRAl TFX^S Partl.v cloudx thl» •ftarnwn. lonkjhi and Tue*-dsy Local IhuBdcrsrtarm* in west and nurth mMlkMM. NiK much change In temi'eralure WKST TFXAS rnrtp cUiudj irn<i aOernooa. lonmht »ml Tueeday wrth wKicb (caltered thundemiorms .Sot much change in temper at urr portion. TKMerRATlRi> residence. He and his wife were out of town Saturday night, and the burglary occurred w’hile they were gone. A vacant residence at 1133 Lexington Ave. was reported burglarized for the sec»nd time recently. , Nothing was damaged, police saiM. ' The intruder got in through Ine i,aiage. I, A Weber. 1717 Shelton St.. told police Monday morning thaf a set of fender skirts was stol#. between midnight and 4 a. m. Monday from his 1951 Ford. The theft occurred while the car was parked at Hendrick Memorial Hospital. Wateh, Raxor Stole« Leo Walter. 226 Sayles Blvd., has reported that a 23-jewel Waltham pocket watch valued at $96 and a Sunbeam electric razor valued at $27.5<> were stolen Sunday frmn his home. W. J, Caffey. 818 Kirkwood St.. said Sunday that somebody had stolen off his front porch an .I'lo air-condiiioner, Police listed the value a.« $60. Jot- Mitchell. lOOl South 15th St.. the youth’s brothers, Orlow and eyelids. was found, appeared calm as the court convened. He wore a white sportshirt and tan trousers. Only nervousness he betrayed was a slight flicking of GUATEMALA i/b-A quarrel between Guatemalan military cadets and the “liberation forces” of Col. Carlos Castillo Armas, chief of the country's ruling junta, erupted into a battle today. Two persons were killed and several wounded. The fighting caused reports the cadets and some others had revolted in sympathy with the deposed leftist government of Jacobo Arbenz. But later it appeared the fight was an intra-mural conflict between the cadets and members of the Castillo Armas army, victors in the June-July revolution. The fight started at 4 a.m. <5 a.m. EST) near Roosevelt Hospital j where forces of the Castillo .Armas army are encamped. A cadet was killed, and virtually the entire body of cadets then attacked the encampment. Firing from rifles, machineguns and mortars was heard about two hours. Maj. Enrique Oliva, member of the Castillo Armas junta, and Ccl. Jose Ortega, chief of staff, moved forces into position for an attack on the military academy. Government planes were given orders to attack Uie school. Sporadic fighting continued in the vicinity of Roosevelt Hospital, on the outskirts of the capital, until 8:40 a.m. Castillo Armas, who spent the night at Chimaltenango, rushed to Guatemala City by plane to pacify the contending forces. Commanders at the capital's two principal regular army bas^ announced these forces were loyal to the government, but were being held in quarters. The commanders asked that the liberating army suspend its action against the military school, and a cease-fire order was given by Oliva and Ortega. (Private advices reaching New York said there had been a Communist-inspired uprising at El Progreso, 50 miles from Guatemala City.) IN RESIDENTIAL AREA County, C-C Heads to Meet Midnight Race Ends After 2 Accidents Jailed Reds Given Bonds Of $100,000 DENVER^ifi—U.S. Commissioner Joseph D. Neff set bond at $100,000 each early today for four top communists nabbed together only one block from the Colorado Capitol Building by FBI agents. A fifi,h was arrested in Los Angeles. Three men and a woman were taken by FBI agents to city jail here for fingerprinting, then to the county jail. Commissioner Neff said a preliminary hearing would be held Aug. 16. The arrest of the four, along with that of Mrs. Patricia Blau in Los .Angeles, was announced in Washington by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. U. S. Atty. Donald E, Kelley said all were arrested on warrants issued here and charging them with violation of the Smith Act. That law. under which a total of 115 CiHnmunist party functionaries have been arrested since 1949, makes it a crime to teach or advocate the forcible overthrow of die U.S. government. Those arrested here were Arthur Bary, 42. chairman f the Colorado Communist Party and regional or- A special meeting of the Taylor County Commissioners «dourt is meet i ?J!^. for. Cdoryto, Wjynm Drivers of two vehicles face racing and speeding charges resulting from a reported race on Orange St shortly after midnight Monday morning. One of the two is also charged with failure to grant right-of-way. Each of the allegedly racing cars figured in collisions with other automobiles. The passenger in one of the other cars was slightly injured. Jerry Wayne Earp. 20. of 1610 1641 North Third St., traveling west on North Fourth. Impact of the crash turned Lowke’s car about, facing north, officers said. Testimony at Monday morning’s court hearing regarding th« Fro-man-Lowke collision was that the Froman and Earp cars were running alongside each other at the time this crash happened. Judge A. K. Doss decided against filing any charges against wit.h an Abilene Chamber of Commerce committee which will make recommendations on facilities for a proposed county agriculture center, A unanimous vote by the commissioners at their regular meeting last Monday signified their willingness to call a $600,000 bond issue to finance the agriculture center. The vote was also taken Oak St. is charged in City Court j    Froman    didn’t    appear    at reported to police Friday at    racins speeding and failure' .    „ i”    m w p. nv ,h9, .9 prowler was at «M *' ^ "Ii'»e »eartn*. bu, Pobcemen Black home. The intruder was gone on arrival of police. .Sun P M SI « a . oi 91 » I JÜ 1 <1 3 4    » S'» ». h t Mon S M n 81 S ‘ T9 Hilton Hotel Chain Will Take Over Plush Shamrock Stanley Lee Fr.,man. ai. of Route »"f    „ 2. Clyde! faces charges in the same North Third and Orange s.. I court of racing and speeuiiii. , Earp’s car figured in a coUision :    An unidentified woman telephon-1 ied police a 12 25 a m Monday:    ^    ‘ ; that two automobiles were racing i on Orange St. She said they were ! going south from North 14th St Montana. Utah and New Mexico; .Anna Correa Bary. 29. his wife and former organizer of the Communist party in Denver; Harold Zepelin, 28. Conimunist party organizer for Colorado: and Lewis Martin Johnson, 34. head of the Communist party in Utah. .As they left the office of Commissioner Neff, all except Mrs. Bary, smartly dressed in a blue S -111 DALLAS Lfi-Chailey Monday morning that work on the gambler who bevame known as third-floor offices should be com . the lop football betting handicap pleted by about Sept. 1    |    per of the country while he had Work on the pla.ster walls is; headquarters in I'allas, was re m.w awaiting arrival of steel door j ported dead lotlay frame.s. Balfanz said the door j His .assiKiates here said Gordon. tvame.s have been .shipped and are* .51. who w.%s born in Chicago, died expected to arrive withm two or in his sleep in New York Friday j    ^ Three days.    'night    I    Rrutiva    humxiity    »t    i*    so    pm    c 81 SHUNTED ASIDE HERE, SO: a polio * enth and Cedar Sts., when they HOI STON fv—The Hilton Hotel heard the broadcast on their ra-I chain deiinitely will take over the i dio. Black testified at a hearing Shamrock Hotel, probably within i in City Court Monday morning. ! two weeks, the Houston Chronicle i By the time they reached North said liHlay.    Seventh and Hickory St.. a block Final papers on the transfer of i west from where they first heard * 34 h.iur^ en,L i the Shamrock from Equitable Life alarm. Black said, t^y ‘ ‘    ^    “    ;    Assurance hotel magnate Con- the two caij racing south on Or- >rad Kiltan probably will be signed    T    v .this aftcrmim or tumorrow morn-    another t>»ock, to North ^ *    enih and Orange, one of the racing “’S..    .    „ Kxxn had alre.^y figured in a col- , This Ivevame apparent when    | Warner H Mtmdel. general coun-    I ■sel for EquUahle, m a N'„,.cmt at    Maxwell    and    l>ewber-! cab driver. Police said the taxi, traveling west on North Third St.. was al- Poli. em,n Black ami D.llard in .;">«>    th« car »ere at North Sev- »h« Earp car struck it. The on a proposed additional *250.000    and    sporting a boyish Italian to be issued in bonds for improve- ho-rtlo. '"■'■o handcuffed, ments to the courthouse and coun- ‘ Commissioner Neff said the four ly jail.    ^    showed no emotion other than This vole, however, was not for j “amusement ’ at their arraign-the purpose of actually calling the . ment. “It was all a big joke, he bond issue.    I    said._ Farm Prices Off; Foods Stay High |L,t    W    30    M M    1    30    <»; W „    U    xtt Suiwet Uirt niithi ' ” p m    .»ui- tfi* lo. (tii> t r>4 » I« .Suokei umtahî    >• p m inf at t .til a tn 94 Muitmum itrrni'hi*!»lur« fui 14 Ntti« end- collision knocked the taxicab around, officers said. Marshall O’Brien. 417 Uxington Ave.. passenger in the taxi, suffered a bruised right arm. police reported. Both Earp and Froman have several days In which to stand trial in City Court, a police spokesman stated Monday By B. L. LIVINGSTONE W.ASHINGTON .f* — The House Indio NofionolisH Take Another Town 6 Libero! Abilenions Elected As Hoskeii Demo Delegotes DcmiH’ralic nominees from piecmct j man of the County Üt'iiwKTi to national oftice. and recommend-j ecutive Committw The resolution ;    "jj inc that the election laws lie was adopted by unanimous '^te. | tie more during 1954 than he did in 1953. ,    The depaitment reported last .Agricuhura Commuiee formally ,    ^    received reported today what housewives al-j farmers during the month end- ready knew; grocery store    prices    |    ing July 15, the second straight ren\ain    al near-record    highs de- j    month that farm prices declined. spile a    sizable drop    in    farm    i    The price index, based on 1910-14 prices    I    averages, stood at 247 compared Making public a statistical study with 260 in July last year. of the trend in farm prices and The House committee found that retail food costs, the cwnmittee i the farmer’s share of the consum- concUided:    er dollar is steadily dropping “Thus far. almost none of tiie • while retail food prices have re- lower prices received by farmers mained at peak levels ’' since 1951 has been passed on toj It said that out of each dollar consumers in the form of lower spent by the .American housewife HA.NKEl.I- Aug 2 ' HN8‘—l.ih- * Dt miH’ralic nominees from pi-ecmd j man of the County DtniWHnati« Ex-etal Haskell County Democrats, in BOMBAY India Jv—Nationalists from New \ork said ‘U    jry    also    answered    the    radio caìi.!iv<>k over another chunk ùf    fppj    ¡for fcKxis. 56 cents goes for pro- possible thaf Hilton Hotels will Froman s auto had a collision ; gnese India yesterday, marching "Further declines in farm prices ! cessing, marketing and transpor sold a substantial portion of the ' \orth Fourth and Orange Sis 3.000-strong into the little town oi expected as more livestock tation charges. Shamrock debt within a short    Selva.ssa.    100    miles    north    of Bom- '^jj^| UvestkK'k products come to the bay    I    market and government* price- fiill control of the county »onven-tion Saturday. includtHl six Yar borough backers from Abilene on their slate of delegate.s to the .state convention St'pf H amended to eliminate “cross fil ■ Also .adopt«1 was a rt'solution jijg •’    1 that the Haskell County delega- The    conveiuiun also    voted    un-|tion to the state convention    vote .animously to invite Gov. Allan With backers of Gov Shivers in : Shivers and Ralph W Yarborough full control in the Taylor County | to .spc.ik at a political rally to be convention, none of the Ralph Yar- ¡held here    Saturday night,    Aug    21 borough, anti-Shivers forces were | The rally    will lie under    auspices    1 named from Abilene    i of the county conventkw So Oliver Cunningham. Haskell! Thus. B    Rolvrson. wholesale    oil    i lion Thoma.s B RoIhusoh, John farmer stockman,    .suggested    that    i dealer    ami former school teacher. ; A Couch, Courtney Hunt.    Ed the names    of    Mr    and    Mrs    Bryan    was electtxi chairman    of the    con-' Fouls. Clifford Aliernathy. Biedbury. Mr and Mrs Dallas vention Mrs. Norman Nanny, a Perkins, C R Pennington and J. teacher in the H;Lskell schools, was W. Sorrells be included on the named convention secretary. Haskell County list, if credential The party loyalty resolution. rulM permit. The convention then which also cen.sured the crosa fil-voted to include the six Abilenian.s ing provision of the state election A Joint re.soUition was adopted cede, was submitted by Charles all delegates to support M Conner, newfy nominated chair tune Equitable toi* over tlw Sham* rot'k from oilman Glenn Mrt'arthy in May. 1952, along w ,th McCarthy in settlement 900,000 owed Equitable by McCarthy, driven by Robert -Alien Lowke. IN EASTLAND COUNTY Allan ! as a unit Besides the six .Vbtlenians. the fallowing Haskell lountians were named as delegaie.s and alternates I to the Mineral Wells state eonven- Fil'd Sanders, Mr and Mrs Oliver I’unningham, James F Ferguson. Virgil A Brown, John Ivy, L. B. White, 0. li. Moore. S. M. Royall, Chas. M. Conner. Norman Nanny, Mr. and Mrs. John K. Watson. Sr., H K Henry, Henry W. Smith, John Crawford, C. G. Burson, Sr. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES 'ECCLISIASTiCAL HOlO*—Mm, (.stff , 80. ho» oided Stcux Indians hv 30 veors PoQ« 9-A, KANSAS POLITICS - Conti of ot Repubticon party hinges on Out come ot governor s race. Page 10-A GOOSi lUMPS—Kids shiver os coo'et vveoth4N' hits Ltom-to-Swim program, Poge i-B. MAMMAS GRADUATi — voung nTothers groduote from Abilene High School, ’^oge l-B. j support levels are lowered “Consumers can expect little ' benefit, however, from these lower ; farm prictvs unless recent tendencies to increase marketing and processing charges are curbed," A .somewhat less pessimistic view. Irom the housewives’ standpoint. came yesterday from the Agricuitur« Department, which said major foods will be in plentiful supply during the remaining months of 1954 and that prices should ease svrnie. The department forecasts a heavier output of pork. veal. lard. Body Exhumed, Relatives Say It Isn't Their Mother EASTLAND. Aug t — The'was found in the grave, the reJa-hodv of a Witman buried more Tives said it was not that of their .    ..    V    !    w ife and mother. Dr. Brown said, than two months ago in New iar-    , ... ,, Other witnesses said that it was ^ bon Cemetery was exhumevi, oftu lals saal the relatives were j Thursday after a husband, svm and ' ‘ elated.’* believing their wife and jtwo daughters loW officials the mother still alive They claimed j    eggs,    processed    fruits,    noted,    “relaii    food    prices    now    Ijold The farmer receivai 44 cents, of which 30 cents meets the cost oi producing his crop, the report slated. and concluded; “Thus, the farmer and his family have about 14 cents out of each consumer dollar spent for domestically produced food for their work and their investment.” Going back to removal in 1945 of war - imposed prk'e controls, the committee study said farm prices advanced 29 per cent from then until their peak in 1951, and that since then, farm prices have drowp^ almost back to their 1946 level    , “In contrast. ’ the commiUae btxty buried w as luH that of their her body was stolen from the wife and mother.    licarse on the way to the ceme- An aliorney had prepared a tery. officials said. written reque.rt to a funeral home that the body be exhumed and a liermit was issued by Dr. L C Brown, health officer of FasUand. After looking at the bixfy that The family lives north of Gorman. The body was reburied and m further action is pending on the matter, offldala said. fresh vegetables and some rice, as compared with the same months last year. The department said lamb and muttim are the only major Items which will be scarcer than last yvar. The average ptirsoa. the di^art-ami said,    wiU    a    Itt- within a fraction of their 1|52 peak ■’ The cwnanittee said houaewtvift now are paying the “hi|^bait prices on record” for bakery pi$»-ducti and cereals, aithotigh fontn prtcet for wheat am down !• fovelf. ;