Abilene Reporter News, August 3, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 03, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas HOT''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" ByronpimiTïivTnJLb W Jjll 1.11 UFINALVOL. LXXIV, NO. 45    Auociatpd    Pnm    (AP)    ABILENE,    TEXAS,    TUESDAY    EVENING,    AUGUST    3,    1954    —SIXTEEN    PAGES    IN    TWO    SECTIONS FBI Raids Nab 2 More PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Top Commies DENVER (;P ~ The FBI has seized two more alleged lop Communists in a 24-hour roundup that has netted seven arrests. Agents picked up Joseph William Scherrir, 34, and his wife Maia, 36, yesterday. Scherrer was arrested at his home in Pueblo. Colo., and his wife at Denver’s Municipal Airport, where the FBI said she' \>as waiting for someone. Four Oiiifis were arrested here Sunday. They were Arthur Bary, 42. his wife Anna, 29; Harold Zep-i elm, 28; and LewLs M. Johnson, 34 Almo.st simultaneously, Mrs. Patricia J. Blau, 42. wa.s arrested at her Los Ahgeles home. .All seven W’cre arraigned before f S. commissioners on charges ot v.olating the Smith Act. which makes it a crime to advocate forcible overthrow of the government. The six arrested in Colorado were allowed individual $100.000 bonds by U. S. Commissioner Joseph Neff. They are held in Denver County Jail. Mrs. Blau is In Los Angeles County jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. A hearing on her return to Denver is scheduled Thursday. Preliminary hearings for the six nrre.sted in Colorado have been set for Aug 16 They are expected to oppt'ar before a federal grand jury convening here Aug. 23. The FBI said Scherrer and his Brooklyn-born wite have been active in the Civil Rights Congress, an organitation on the Attorney General's subversive list, Mrs Blau. the FBI said, was named m 1950 to the Communist party’s Executive Committee after serving as organizational secretary of the Communist Political .Assn Buffalo, N.Y. Dulles Says Reds Break Korea Pact in WILDE AND EX-WIFE MEET IN COURT—Actress Patricia Knight, left, and her ex-husband. Cornel Wilde, eye each other in a Los Angeles court as they waited for her petition for increased child support to be heard. Miss Knight wants Wilde to pay $750 monthly for support of their daughter, Wendy, 11, citing increased cost of living since 1951 w hen Wilde w'as ordered to pay $250 per month.    _ WOMEN INVADE AUSTIN Shivers Calls for 'Truth Campaign' in Runoff Battle By BRLTE HENDERSON .Associated Press Staff The runoff election fight between Gov. Shivers and Ralph 'V’arbor-ough got hotter Tuesday with a “clothespin brigade” of women out working for Yarborough. Shivers forces planning a house to house vote drive and new charges fly ing. Shivers backers claimed continued control of state Democratic party machinery Results of Saturday's county conventions indicate pro-Shivers conservatives will be Weother to Remain Hot; Rain Unlikely Abilene’s weather menu will be more of the same Tuesday and Wednesday— clear and hot The forecast Tuesday morning called for clear to partly cloudy >kie* with a maximum tempera-t .a o near 100 today and Wednes-dtv. The low lemperaturt Tuesday i will be about 75.    f Maximum reetiing Monday was 97 and the low early Tuesday "T^w'eitheT io^recaster said any NEW YORK K — Joseph D. howers that might fall would be' Nunan Jr . once the nation's head few and far between ” None was expected for the Abilene area. in the saddle at the state party convention in Mineral Wells Sept. 14. Shivers and A'arborough were forced into the Aug. ^ runoff for governor because neither got a majority of the total vote in the July 24 first primary, which had a 4-man field. Shivers led by about 24,000 votes Politicians see their struggle as a test between conservative Democrats and so-called liberals. Yarborough is considered the liberals' champion. Former Tax (oiledor Draws Jail Term 1er Tax Evasion THE WEATHEK I OrPVSTHKNT OK tOMMRKiK WF VTHKIt HI at 41 aBILENF.    VlClNITV    CUft to OtiUb Khi<I>    CAmtintted    hcH 4.:    Ixiw    n*4r <3 north CrVTRVL TEXAS ' ^    ^ rth ck>ttd> and warm through Wednra-' with tft'UOKt altemown ai^ r-und#r»hc*wrrt moatb tn ««l WEST TEXAS Eartl> rkmdjr and «.»rin through Wrdnr^daj and wuh ujdrly ..    !hundi*rah.>ufr». nw>»Uy at night SOITH rrS’THAl. TEXAS    to Ptrtly i kHidv - nd warm thr\>ugh wrdne» ,    ,, w«h «olatid aftrrmam    rvantcK    , ihuBdrrfhowrr* In rxtrrmr north Modrrata •. Irrah »outhriiv wind* on the co.riSl. TrMrrmvTimxyt nf, «»4 n 'At MS I » - 10 . Ml 4 ,0 M> t. 30 S 10 * V* . h 11 Ä* u .«  mgni . M P n . 55 am Sun*et tonight Maatmum ami mtmmum tenii^.ttur« dur»! Uat M hourt endlni at « SO am fUromrter teadmg at II » pm Relative humtdtty at U » p m ^ r.* gj Tue« A W ■t •0 7» T? 7« TS . SI »4 •a »9 »4 Sunriae to » pm tax colleciof, was sentenced today to five years imprisonment and a $15.000 fine for income lax evasion. Nunan was sentenced by Judge Walter Bruchhausen who said that Nunan’s conduct ‘‘cannot be condoned ■’ The judge said Nunan's crime was made greater by the fact that he had been charged with enforcing the laws. Nunan was appoinled U S. commissioner of Internal Revenue by the late President Franklin D. Hottsevelt and served in the post from 1944 to 1947, He was convicted on a five count indictment in winch lie was accused of retHiruivg his income for 1946 to 1950 as $416.144 when it actually wa.s $543 396 The government said he paid taxes totaling $200.437 when he should have paid 3291 :»23, Nunan s attorney. Richard J. Burke, said the verdict would be appealed. He asked that Nunan be l>ermitted to remain free m the $1.500 bad previously posted. The judge took the motion under advisement. Nunan made no comment as he was sentenced. His attorney hadj asked that his age of 57 be consid-1 ered, III sentencing Nunan. Judge Bruchhausen said he was not at this time concerned with the actual collection of tax that Nunan had failed to pay. but was interested only in giving “adequate punishment’ for Nunan's deeds. Women from more than 30 towns converged on Austin Monday to form a “clothespin brigade” to win the women’s vote for Yarborough. They formed the “Texas Women for Yarborough” club with Mrs. Lillian Collier of Mumford presiding. Shivers spoke at Tyler Monday night to s«ne 400 campaign workers. Shivers called for a “campaign of truths ’ and hit hard at several issues of the pre-primary campaign, He defended his position on teacher pay. Shivers suggested voters “find I out why people in Ralph Yarbor-• ough’s home precinct voted for Allan Shivers four-to-one"    i “Something must be wrong when your neighbors vote against you in those numbers.” Shivers declared. He referred to his margin in the .Austin precinct where Yarborough lives “IxKjk out for false promises where bloc votes are cast in ratios ! up to 11 to 1,” Shivers said. “Rumors have been spread everywhere. I have been accused (rf vetoing the $600 teachers' pay bill, when It is well-known that no bill reaches the Governor's office unless there is revenue voted for it. 38 Believed Safe in Fiery Plane Crash PRESTON, Conn.    four- engined Paris to New York Constellation with 37 persons aboard crashed and burst into flames on a rain-sodden farm today. First reports said that none was killed, but some were sped to nearby hospitals. A witness reported the big Air France plane barely missed a; house before landing in the field ! with a terrific crash. Almost mi-j mediately, flames enveloped the | ship. Air France reported in New York that the plane carried 29 passengers and a crew of eight. One of the passengers, state police said, was a baby. Aaron Rosenstein, New York clothing manufacturer, was among j the passengers who fled the flaming ship. “The passengers were screaming and then there was a terrible crash.” he said. “I saw many passengers leaving the wreckage." He himself escaped with a scratched hand although he said he was the last to leave the plane. The plane mowed down a row of trees on the farm of Valentine Sebastian. It then plowed into a garage, demolishing an automobile. The plane left Paris last night It was due at Idlewild Airport m New York at 8:15 a.m. ESTl, but ram and low ceiling prevented it from landing. Rosenstein said the plane cracked up at about 9 a m., minutes after the passengers were ordered to fasten their safety belts. State police at Groton reported the crew and 28 passengers “plus a baby” got out safely and that the plane continued to burn. The plane was in contact with control towers at Hilisgrove, R L, State Airport and the Quonset Naval .Air Station and reportedly informed personnel at those places the ship was “running out of gas.” ARMAS FORCES BATTLE REVOLT—Col Carlos Castillo Armas, left, whose liberation ai’my swept the pro-Com-munist government from power in Guatemala, faced new troubles Monday as cadets and officers of the military academy revolte'd. Armas immediately mobilized his liberation army to meet the threat and named MaJ. Enrique Oliva, right, as one of the commanders of the unit. This picture was made last month when control of Guatemala passed to the Armas forces. Guatemala High Junta Orders President's Army Disbanded ‘ GUATEMALA W — Guatemala's I junta; Col. Enrique Close, defense ruling mauary jimla ordered Pres-1 minister; and Col. J. P^i, under- J .r, i *11    r,f.i    secretary of defense. Four high idem Carltw Castillo Armas p -1    signed    for the army. vate army to disband and go home , today, but the action generated ■ rising public resentment..An ican Embassy spokesman said more than ^ Special Senate Panel Slated For McCarthy investigation WASHINGTON iK—.A 75-12 vcke. adjourns, perhaps w ithin two j automatically w ilh the expiration of the Senate last night consigned of the government’s leftist and Communist opponents are cram- there was a possibility of a popular uprising in the capital. The junta ordered the disbanding j    Mexican    compound, of Castillo Armas’ armed “libera-which sparked the Gon army, overthrow of Communist-backed President Jacobo Arbeni Guiman, after regular army units and raili- Hostilily had increased between i regular soldiers and Castillo’s mot ley but well-armed band since it moved into the capital last month and set up camp on the outskirts. lary academy cadets had battled j    President    apparently the 700 irregulars sporadically for ;    ^is    force    together    as    a Violations Hot Enough For New War WASHINGTON lÆV-Secretary of State Dulles today sharply accused the Communists of violating the Korean armistice. But he said that on balance the violations were not serious enough to justify resuming the war. In a news conference, Dulles also disclosed that a new protest has been sent through Britain to Communist China over the loss of three American lives in the shooting down of a British airliner almost two weeks ago off Hainan Island. Dulles said, on another Far Eastern question, that United States warships and airplanes would protect Formosa against any enemy attack but that this government has not made any decision to enter into a formal alliance with the Chinese Nationalist government there. As for Southeast Aslan defense arrangements, Dulles said he hoped decisions would be made in a week or 10 days on the time and place for holding a conference on conclusion of a defensive alliance. The Korean truce situatiim came in for discussion. It has been dra,-raatixed in recent days by the visit here of Sixith Korean President Syngman Rhee who has demanded an eiul to the Neutral Nations’ Supervisory Commission which has kept representatives of Communist governments in South Korea. The United States, DulHte said, would be sympathetic to seeing the commission wiped out. Under Indian chairmanship its members are Sw'eden, Switzerland and two Communist governments— Poland and Czechoslovakia. Dulles said the nations which fought the Communists in Korea have discussed the possibility of ending the commission because of the activities of the Communist members, "nie questitm may cirnie up during the United Nations Assembly in New. York this fall. The preliminary discussions were carried on incidental to the .Asian peace talks at Geneva recently. 12 hours yesterday with mortars and tanks. counter against any move against him from factions within the regu- _ weeks. The majority leader said if; of the present Congress, to a special bipartisan committee the committee finds it can't com-j Forty Republicans. 34 Democrats a censure move aimed at Sen. \ plele its investigation by then, the i and Sen. Morse voted for Know-McCarthy and evidently Tw elve per^ms were killed and lar army. There also has been con-42 wounded in the battling around j siderable grumbling from support-Roosevelt Hospital, where Castillo ers of Castillo Armas who felt his Armas' men were camped on the followers' role m the overthrow of outskirts of the capital. The fight-, Arbenz had not been recognized ing, outgrowih of weeks of tensum I sufficiently. Jop Teachtrs Mud TOKYO If'—.A new ruling bv school principals in central Japan has women teachers seeing red. “They just don’t understand women,” the teachers said in i petition opposing the ruling—a ban agamst lipstick. _________________ _______ _    .    between the regular troops and the ? signaled! Senate will have to decide whether land's proposal to set up the spe- revolutionists, mushroomed from a ■ Veteran Callahan Attorney Dies BAIRD. Aug 3 'RNSi— Felix! F. Mitchell. 71. Callahan County attorney since 1932. died unexpectedly at his home here at 10 :iO p in. Monday Hit death was attributed to I'i-art attack Funeral arrangements were in .(.mplete Tuesday morning They will be announced by Wylic Fu i neral Home    I Mr. Mitchell had taught school; years before becoming a Uiw -1 yer* He taught in several counties. !hs first position btnng with the old Brittain Training School, a cc-i-, lege, at .Scranton He pas.sed the Texas bar exam .nation m 1929 and began the pi ac-ticf of law at Cross Ulains He wa* elected county attornex in 19.12 and held the position until the lime of hi.s death Mr. Mitchell was active until hi.s death. He was in Abilene Monday to talk with District Judge J. R Black. Mr. Mitchell was born Dec. 30, 1881 in Eralh County and w.is mimed to the former Menville HusieU Oct. 20. 1903 near Curtis in EaatUnd County. Survivori include hii wife; six daughters. Mrs 0. C Rouse of l ort Worth. Mrs A. A Manion of Baird, Mrs Richie Bellamy of HosweH. N M . Nfrs !>a Verne McElrath. with her husband Frav a lengthy new investigation of the Wisconsin Republican's conduct. Sen. Know land of California, the GOF leader, predicted appointment by Vit'« President Nixon “within 48 hours” of a six-member inquiry comnuttee charged with sifting nearly 50 overlapping charges against McCarthy, the Senate's controversial Red hunter. In the face o( a setback in his efforts to force an showdown on the censure McCarthy called for “morning, afternoon and evening sessions" of the group to draft a speedy report “All 1 want is a vote by the Senate,” he declared in an interview McCarthy dramatically told the Senate just betöre it voted last night that he wants his >enaloria! critics put under oath before the >peci»l committi'e to repeat their “scurrilous false” charges. It wants to stay on in Washington to await a final report while House members go home. Fuibright said he thinks the chances are “very remote” that there will be any final report before the next Congress meets in January. He said he doubts three Democrats and Uiree Republicans will ever agree on McCarthy, and add-immediate i ed that the committee could die issue.;    ...... ciai committee, thus breaking, dawn brawl between cadets and through the tangle that had kept I members of the President's force, the Senate in boiling argument; One report said the trouble since Friday    i    started in a house of prostitution. Thw Republ.c»n»-S*n, Cooper! -A «ase-fire '■"»‘‘•'J«* ;««■' Kvi. Dutt .Pal, and Flanders-1    P    ™- voied against the resolution, as did    surrendered th^arms cter.'Nv”'-;;;^    rJo^JeTi' trTeilr'n mugs .Mol. Hill (Alar, Humphrey ] tMinn , Lehman i.NY», Magnuson; I Wash) and .Monroney (Okla' NO TAX HIKE, BUT: Fair Site at Old Airpart Discussed Schaal Budget Hiked $310,312 Taylor County Commissioners and a cxxiimittee from the Abilene Chamber of Commerce will mept The junta ordered a curfew into    ^he    City Commission to dis- } effect at 9 p.m. and warned that    ^he    availability of 129 acres military    patrols would take ^    municipal airport lands for I “drastic measures ' agamst    annual    West Texas Fair. j violators.    „    r The proposal, made by County . A spokesman for the .Anierican . ^    ingalsbe.    was agreed Envbassy reported there still was ^J^.^j„ously by the commission ¡f t i and    the chamber of commerce night. The    President s backers were disgruntled, the spokesman If they do that, he said, they will “either indict themselves for    .t.    j j 312, U) more than the one ado|>ted Estimated public schtKib* budget for the 1954-35 school year is perjury” or ‘ prove what consum mate liars they are”    )    1953-54    term. The Senate's vote sent to the|    the special committee a % ensure mo- .^bilen© School Board Monday tion by Sim Flanders 'R-Vt‘ — | night by Supt A K. Wells, which Flanders punctuated by ^ He gave copies of his budget reading a li.st ot 33 counts agmnst ,-ccommcndations to the trusUvs See story om Koniine resign«-Run. page t-A, FELIX MITCHELL . . . heart attack fatal IS .Air Force Base. CaliL, Mrs. Fred rhompson of CUntou, Okla., and .Mrs V. V. ScarpelU of Mid-land, two sons, John H Mitchell ot Medford. Ore., and Dan Mitchell ot Cottonwood; ona brother, Emmett Mitchell of Colorado City; two sisters, Mrs. George Plummer of Sq^'DHHir and Mrt. D. F. Wood-ell of Galveston. 31 grandehildran and 9 great grandchtldreQ. McCarthy-plus six specific accu sations against McCarthy by Sen. Fuibright (D-Ark), seven somewhat similar charges by S**n. Morse < lnd-t>re) and proposals for study of any charges in the Senate’s investigating rules. Knowland said he exjieds the Senate Republican and Democratic Policy Committees to meet for study, pending a vote of the board on its approval. He figures it will cost $2.309.-156 10 to operate and maintain the-school system during the coming j year, beginning Sept. 1 The amount budgeted for the 12-month period closing this Aug 31 was $1.998.844, Wells estimatex! that the actual quickly to select the “fine, able expenditures for the year just end-men who have mH lieeomt parti- were $1,910.052 04 - or $88.-sans in this matter” he said ought 791 gg if^s than the sum placed to comprise the inquiry group. At the demand of Sen, Ives tR-NY), Knowland amended his mo titm to call for a progress report from tha group befww Congress in the old budget. The superintendent estimated that nfH'oipts for the li^-55 school year will be $2.565.399. He felt that the balance on hand at the end of this August would be $43.757 to. ■Amount which Wells said the schools would require from City of .Abilene taxes in the coming year is approximately the same as for the year just closing. His new budget calls for $776.500 from city taxes, compared with $775.776 budgeted for the year just closing and comparett with the $751,348 actually received in the present year State funds expected as receipts in the coming school year total $1,443.349. This compares with the $1.150,023.W estimated to Kave been received during tha year ju-it ending Tha budget require« approval of both the school board and th« City Comraissioak said, because the army had forced him to break up his insurgent army The Ainerscan oft'ivuAl said Communists apparently played no part in the violence The Reds tried, however, to organize antigovern-mcnt demorstrvations while the fighting was going on Troops loyal to the junta smashed all the attempts Castillo whc rushed back to Guatemala from a visit to Chimal-tenango. was believeti still firmly in p<mer He maintained a complete silence yesterday The army announced the ceasefire. which was hurritxilv nego*’ ated by Roman Catholic Arch-bishoti Mariano Rikssdl Arellano with the help of U S, Ambassador John F reuruoy and iHhers The government agreed to disarm and disband tlie Itheiatkin representatives Judge Inealsbe thought that the meeting might be arranged before the week end. .At noon the commissioners and several C-C committee member« and Manager Joe Cooley dined at the Chicken Shack to discuss further details of securing land for the proposed fair. Visit to Ware The session was held in the County Court room.    | Judge Ingalsbe repoited on a trip by himself and his four com-1 I missioners to Waco last week, i They inspected the Heart of Texas Fair and Rodea plant. How it was organized, finaiKed, governed. all came in for discussion. The situation at Waco was similar to Abilene’s Judge Ingalsbe said. First, a location had to be selet'ted and it happened to be city-owned laud. The City of Waco gave 100 acres of land, only hAilf army and promist'd that the mili-1 of it now being utilized. Upon it tary ca ic s would ntH he punished tor their pari in the fighting. The regular armv in turn guaranteed to place Itself uiuler complete government jurisdiction. The agreement wa« signed for the government by Maj Enrique Oliva, a member of th# ihrte-maa was built a magnificent coliseum .A hurricane fence surrounded it. It cost around $1,000,000, And it has certainly paid s good dividend. Judge Ingalsbe said the court was told H seats 9.000 and was repre sented as being even better than the one at Fort Worth. Two large buddings 300-by-300 feet are used fw stock barns. The plant accommodates 1.200 cattle. Another budding is about *200-by-300 feet for general exhibits building, costing $65,000, Rodea Best-Payiag Judge Ingalsbe said that the commissioners were told that the rodeo feature was the best-paying. A 24-member board selected by the Waco Chamber of Commerce and approved by the McLennan County Commissioners governs the fair. It was thought that some sort of similar arrangement might be worised out here, with county-wide representation. Among those who entered into active discussion during the forenoon session were Curly Hays, Grover Nelson. Guy Caldwell, County Commissioner Rufe Tittle, Mrs. Dorothea Griffin. Sam Hill, and Oscar Rose. All discussion centered around finding a location suitable for the fair, having plans of the buildings and coliseum drafted before presenting a proposition for a bond issue of 1650.006 in the county. Most members believed the 129 acres of land in the old municipal airport plot is the moat practically situated and convenient. One or two other proposed sites were mentioned but not given much consideration. City's Share Tittle suggested racing ai the fair and thought the cfty to share most of the cost of land purchmte. Both Hays and Mrs, tee fäll« fats Csk I ;