Abilene Reporter News, August 2, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 02, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY I- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 44 (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY Probe Group On McCarthy Suggested WASHINGTON tf> Sen. Know- land IR Calif) today formally asked the Senate fo send the res- olution to censure Sen. McCarthy and all amendments to the resolution, to a special com- mittee of three Republicans and three Democrats. Knovdand said Vice President Nixon should name the six mem- bers of the special committee and that it should report back to the Senate "as expeditiously as equity End justice will permit." Know-land made his motion an hour and half after the third day of debate on the resolution by Sen. Flanders iR-Vt) to censure McCar- thy for conduct that tends to bring the Senate into disrepute. Nixon Not In The Republican leader did not ask that Xixon sit as a member of the special, or. as he called it, "select" committee. The pending amendments to the Fianders resolution include the va- rious specific charges which have been filed as bills of particulars by Sens. Fulbright (D-Ark) and Horse (Ind-Orei. Before Knowland's motion, the Republican leader had told the Senate that Morse, who criticizes McCarthy's attitude toward secret government information, had him- self once revealed part of a "top secret" document in a political speech." Knowland told the Senate that Morse on Oct. 27, 1952, had dis- closed portions of a top-secret memorandum which t h e late James Forrestal had sent then President Truman Sept. 26, 1947, on the question of withdrawing U.S. troops from Korea. Morse had said in the Minneap- olis speech that the decision to withdraw troops was a military decision, agreed to unanimously by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and not a State Department decision. Charge By Ike Eisenhower had charged in speech a few days earlier that the decision was made by ths State Department. Knowland said that when he read in the newspapers of Morse's disclosure he immediately asked the Defense Department and the State Department whether the 1947 memorandum had ever been de- is. whether its "se- cret" classification had ever been changed. Both agencies, he told the Senate, replied in the negative. The Justice Department said Nov. 11. 1952. Knowland said, that the document had been declassi- fied after its disclosure by Morse. Courtroom to Be Finished This Week Refinishing work on the district courtroom in Taylor County court- house is expected to be completed within two or three days. An acoustical plaster ceiling has been installed midway in what for- merly was a double-height ceiling. The space that formerly was the upper part of the courtroom is being converted to offices. Light fixtures were installed in the courtroom Monday morning and painters started applying the first of two coats of pastel green paint to the walls. Windows is the courtroom are being washed. When the second coat of paint- Ing is completed and furniture is returned to the courtroom it will again be ready for use. Walter Balfanz, contractor, said Monday morning that work on the third-floor offices should be com- pleted by about Sept. 1. Work on the plaster walls is now awaiting arrival of steel door frames. Balfanz said the door frames have been shipped and are expected to arrive within two or .three days. RELEAF FROM- HEAT Two year old Randy Holo almost hidden by his fig leaf, says this may be em- barrassing but a mighty fine way to keep cool these hot days. recommends only for other Randy son of Mr. and Mrs. Clovis HoIIoway of Brady, Tex. Building Far Outstrips 1953 If 1954 doesn't set the all-time high for building in Abilene, the City Engineering Department will miss its guess. Permits that office issued in July alone totaled That brought the volume for the year 1954, January through Jury, to That is million above the total for the same sev- en-month period of It is only S2 million less than the figure for the whole year 1953. The July. 1954, permits were nearly 10 times as great as the S355.S47 issued in the same month of last year. This July's volume was four times that of this June's. Construction authorized through- out 1953 totaled S10.499.S65. The number of projects of each type granted permits this July was as follows: New residential, 73: new garages. 7: new business, Grid Gambler Reported Dead DALLAS Gordon. j gambler who became known as the top football betting handicap- per of the country while he had headquarters in Dallas, was re- ported dead today. His associates here said Gordon. 51. who was born in Chicago, died in his sleep in New York Friday night. U; new public, 4: residential al- terations and repairs, 27: non-resi- dential alterations and repairs, 7; and miscellaneous, 2. Grand total of permits in July, 1954. was 131. New business buildings accoun- ted for of the S3.282.748 July, 1954, volume. In that cate- gory, the Citizens National Bank building represented THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BFBEAC ABILENE AND VICKHTY anly cloudy Xoaday afternoon. and Tues- day. Hijjti temperature Monday about 55 dcfrea, Low Mond.iy night High Tiles day 100. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloadj this afternoon. and Tues- day.Local thunderstorms in west and north portions. Not much change in temperature. WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy ihi? afternoon, taiiKht and Taesd-iy with scattered thunderstorms. Not much change in temperature, portion. TEMPER.4TVSES Sun. P.M. Mon. A.M. Rebel-Cadet Quarrel Sets Off Shooting Minor Thefts Plague City On Week End Abilene had a rash of burglar- ies and thefts during the week end. Burglars tapped six different places. Three ether thefts were reported to city police. Robinson Pharmacy, 3101 South Mth St., was burglarized .between p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. About ?45 in cash was taken from cash registers. Entrance was gained by prying open the front door. During Vacatfea 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 val- ue S25. Alfred Weese, -1126 Graham St., said Saturday somebody burglar- ized his home during the after- noon. Nothing was missing. The burglar entered through a rear window. Mrs. Annie Blakney said some- one entered a residence at 842 South Treadaway Blvd., and stole a cabinet model radio and three small gas heaters. Silverware Stolen Max Elias, 1834 Edgemont Dr., said Sunday that a burglar stole the family silverware out of his residence. He and his wife were out of town Saturday night, and the burglary occurred while they were gone. A vacant residence at 1133 Lex- ington Ave. was reported burglar- ized for the second time recently. Nothing was damaged, police said. The JnU-uder got in through the sarage. L. A. Weber, 1717 Shelton St.. told police Monday morning thai a set of fender skirts was stolSr. between midnight and 4 a. m. Monday from his 1951 Ford. The theft occurred while the car was parked at Hendrick Memorial Hos- pital. Watch, Razor Stoles Leo Walter, 226 Sayles Blvd., has reported that a 23-jewel Wal- tham pocket watch valued at S9S and a Sunbeam electric razor val- ued at were stolen Sunday from his home. W. J. Caffey. 818 Kirkwood St., said somebody had stolen off his front porch an ;l'fo air-conditioner, Police listed the value as S60. Joe Mitchell. 1001 South 15th St.. reported to police Friday at p. m. that a prowler was at his home. The intruder was gone on arrival of police. S5 SS R3 93 Saiutt last niEht p.m. SnrirUf to. day a.m. Sunset p.m. Maximum temper.iture for 2-1 end. inf at a.m. 94. Minimum temperature for 24 hours end- ing M B.m. 7s. Barometer reading at p.m. 2S.OA. Relative humidity at SHUNTED ASIDE HERE.. SO: 6 Liberal Abilenians Elected As Haskell Demo Delegates HASKEIX. Aug. 5 the Shamrock from Equitable Life Assurance to hotel magnate. Con- rad Hilton probably will be signed this afternoon or tomorrow morn- ing. This became apparent when Warner H. Mendel, general coun- sel for Equitable, in a statement from New York said: "It is very possible that Hilton Hotels will be sold a substantial portion of the Shamrock debt within a short time." Equitable took over the Sham- rock from oilman Glenn McCarthy in May, 1952, along with McCarthy Oil and Gas Corp. in settlement of a of some owed Equitable by McCarthy. MAYBE IT'LL NEVER COME UP AGAIN GENOA, Italy 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 Ger- man 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 hospital, and demanded that police kill the dog and examine it for rabies. The consulate refused to surrender the dog, claim- ing diplomatic rights. Marisa got well. The charges were dropped. But po- lice still haven't figured out what they could have done about it, if it all hadn't worked out. Bellinger Murder Trial Underway By RUTH LITTLE Reporter-News Correspondent BALLINGER, Aug 2 (RMS) Largest venue for Runnels Coun- ty since the famous Clary trial of 1948 was called up in 119th' District Court Monday. From the 125 veniremen, a jury will be picked in the trial of Allen Clyde Jennings, 33, of Mount Pleasant. Jennings is charged with the drowning murder of Wallace Windsor O'Neal, 16, of Blue Ridge, Ga. O'Neal's body was found caught on a trotline in the Colorado River by fishermen on May 29. Present in the courtroom Mon- day morning was O'Neal's father, J. T. O'Neal Sr. of Blue Ridge. Accompanying him were two of the youth's brothers, Orlow and 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. Under- wood are the attorneys appointed by the court to defend Jennings. Of the veairemen. 12 asked im- mediately to be excused from jury service. Examination of the others started at 10 a.m. Jennings, who was arrested in Pecos the afternoon that his young traveling companion's body 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 eyelids. IN RESIDENTIAL AREA Midnight Race Ends After Z Accidents WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES 'KCLKIASTICAL ister, 80, has aided Sioux Indians for 30 years. Page 9-A. KANSAS of Republican party hinges on out- come of governor's roce. Pagt 10- A. GOOSE Kids shiver as cooler wtathw hits Swlm program. Pagt 1-8. MAMMAS GRADUATE Two young mothers groduote from Abi- High School, ''ogt 1-B. Drivers of two vehicles face rac- ing and speeding charges result- ing from a reported race on Or- ange 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 Oak St.. is charged in City Court with racing, speeding ana failure to grant right-of-way. Stanley Lee Froman. 20. of Route 2, Clyde, faces charges in the same court of racing and speeding. An unidentified woman telephon- ed police at a.m. Monday that two automobiles were racing on Orange St. She said they were going south from North 14th St. Policemen Black and Dillard in a police car were at North Sev- enth and Cedar Sts., when they heard the broadcast on their ra- dio, Black testified at a hearing in City Court Monday morning. By the time they reached North Seventh and Hickory St. a block west from where they first heard the alarm. Black said, they saw the two cars racing south on Or- ange. By the time the officers went another block, to North Sev- enth and Orange, one of the racing cars had already figured'in a col- lision. Another police car occupied by Policemen Maxwell and Dewber- ry also answered the radio call. Froman's auto had a collision at North Fourth and Orange Sts. The other car in that wreck was driven by Robert Allen Lowke. 1M1 North Third St., traveling west on North Fourth. Impact of the crash turned Lowke's car about, facing officers said. Testimony at Monday morning's court hearing regarding the Fro- man-Lowke collision was that the Froman and Earp cars were run- ning alongside each other at the time this crash happened. Judge A. K_ Doss decided against filing any charges against Lowke. Froman didn't appear at the hearing, but Policemen Black and Maxwell testified. At North Third and Orange Sts., Earp's car figured in collision with a taricab. Jewell Franklin White, 341 Walnut St., was the cab driver. Police said the taxi, traveling west on North Third St.. was al- most through the intersection when the Earp car struck it The collision knocked the taxicab around, officers said. Marshall O'Brien, 417 Lexington passenger in the taxi, suf- fered a bruised right arm, police reported. Both Earp and Froman have several days in which to stand trial in City Court, a police spokes- man stated Monday. India Nationalists Take Another Town BOMBAY. India UR-Nationalists took over another chunk of Portu- guese India yesterday, marching into the little town of Selvassa. 100 miles north of Bom- bay. IN EASTLAND COUNTY Body Exhumed, Relatives Say It Isn't Their Mother EASTLAND. Aug. J. The body of a woman buried more than two months ago in New Car- bon Cemetery was exhumed Thursday after a husband, son and two daughters told officials the body buried not that of their wife and mother. An attorney had prepared a written request to a funeral home that the body be exhumed and a permit was issued by Dr. L. C. Brawn, health officer of Eastland. After looking 4 that was found in the grave, the rela- tives said it was not that of their wife and mother. Dr. Brown said. Other witnesses said that it was. Officials said the relatives were believing their wife and mother still alive. They claimed her body was stolen from the hearse on the way to the ceme- tery, officials said. The family lives north of Gor- man. The body was reburwd and Re further action ii pending the matter, offidjJi Mid. Guatemala Row Kills 2 Persons GUATEMALA quarrel be- tween Guatemalan military cadets and the "liberation forces" of Col. Carlos Castillo Annas, chief of the country's ruling junta, erupted in- to a battle today. Two persons were killed and several wounded. The fighting caused reports the cadets" and some others had re- volted in sympathy with the de- posed leftist government of Jaeobo Arbenz. But later it appeared the fight was an intra-mural conflict be- tween the cadets and members of the Castillo Armas army, victors in the June-July revolution. The fight started at 4 a.m. (5 ajn. EST) near Roosevelt Hospital 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. 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. Govern- ment planes were given orders to attack the school. Sporadic fighting' continued in the vicinity of Roosevelt Hospital, on the outskirts of the capital, un- til ajn. 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 bases an- nounced these forces were loyal to County, C-C Heads lo Meet A special meeting of the Taylor County Commissioners Court is set for 10 a. m. Tuesday. The commissioners will meet with an Abilene Chamber of Com- merce committee which will make recommendations on Facilities for a proposed county agriculture cen- ter. A unanimous vote by the com- missioners at their regular meet- ing last Monday signified their willingness to can a bond issue to finance the agriculture center. The vote was also taken on a proposed additional to be issued in bonds for improve- ments to the courthouse and coun- ty jail. This vote, however, was not for the purpose of actually calling the bond issue. the government, but were being held in quarters. The commanders asked that the liberating army sus- pend 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 Com- munist-inspired uprising at El Progreso. 50 miles from Guate- mala City.) Jailed Reds Given Bonds Of Commissioner Joseph D. Neff set bond at HOO.OOfl each early today for four top communists nabbed together only one block from the'Colorado Cap- itol Building by FBI agents. A fifth was arrested in Los Angeles. Three men and a woman were ;aken by FBI agents to city jail lere 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 Wash- ington by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. V. S. Atty. Donald E. Kelley said all were arrested on warrants issueihere and charging them, with, violation, of the Smith Act. That-law, under which a total of 115 Communist party funcijonarjes have been arrested' 'since: "1949, makes it a crime to teach or ad- vocate the forcible overthrow of the U.S. government. Those arrested here were Arthur Bary, 42, chairman of the Colorado Communist Party and regional or- ganijer for Colorado, Wyoming, Montana. Utah and New Mexico; Anna Correa Bary, 29, his wife and former organizer of the Communist party in Denver; Harold Zepelin, 28. Communist party organizer for Colorado; and Lewis Afar-tin John- son, 3J, head of the Communist party in Utah. As they left the office of Com- missioner Jfeff, all except Mrs. Bary, smartly dressed in a bice dress and sporting a boyish Italian hairdo, were handcuffed. Commissioner Neff said the four showed no emotion other than "amusement" at their arraign- ment. "It was all a big he said. Farm Prices Off; Foods Stay High By B. L. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON The House Agriculture Committee formally reported today what housewives al- ready knew: grocery store prices reavjin at near-record highs de- spite a sizable drop in farm prices. Making public a statistical study of the trend in farm prices and retail food costs, the coinmitiee concluded: "Thus far, almost none of the lower prices received by farmers since 1951 has been passed on to consumers in the form of lower retail food costs. "Further declines in farm prices are expected as more livestock and livestock products come to the market and (government) price- support levels are lowered. "Consumers can expect little benefit, however, from these lower farm prices unless recent tenden- cies to increase marketing and pro- cessing charges are curbed." A somewhat less pessimistic view, from the housewives' stand- point, came yesterday from the Agriculture Department, which said major foods will be in plenti- ful supply during the remaining months of 1934 and that prices should ease some. The department forecasts a heavier output of pork, veal, lard, turkeys, eggs, processed fruits, fresh vegetables and some rice, as compared with the same months last year. The department said lamb and mutton are the only ma- jor items which will be scarcer than last jwar. average UM uid, will Mt a lit- tie more during 1954 than he did in 1953. The department reported last Friday a drop in prices received by farmers during the month end- ing July 15, the second straight month that farm prices declined. The price index, based on 1910-14 averages, stood at 247 compared with 260 in July last year. The House commntee found that the farmer's share of the consum- er dollar is steadily dropping 'while retail food prices have re- mained at 1S52 peak levels." It said that out of each dollar spent by ths American .housewife for foois. 56 cents goes for pro- cessing, marketing and transpor- tation charges. The farmer 'receives 44 cents, of which 30 cents meets the cost of produciag his crop, the report stat- ed, and concluded: "Thus, the farmer and his fam- ily have about J4 cents cut of each consumer dollar spent for domesti- cally produced food for their work and their investment." Going back to removal in 1945 of war imposed price 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 dropped almost back to their UMfi level. "In the committee noted, "retail food prices now bold within a fraction of their UK peak." The committee said houmifitt now paying the prices on record" for bakery ducU and cereals, although pried for wheat >rn down M ;