Abilene Reporter News, August 5, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas HOT, DRYWÿt Obtiene importer--iBrtnsí MoSme'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"~Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 47 ÂÊtociaied Pre$$ (ÀP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 5, 1954~>TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY 10« Ike Wins Back Some Cut in Aid ASHINGTON, Aug. 4 14*1—President Eisenhower won a $319,040,000 restoration of foreign aid funds in Congress today shortly after telling a news conference the Senate cuts yesterday were so deep they would Iiurt this country badly. The President termed the Senate action very unfortunate and added there seems to be a lack of comprehension about what the Kremlin is doing in the world. Cut Figure Before passing the authorization bill yesterday, the Senate cut the figure to something under $2,700,* 000,000. This was more than 700 millions below the President’s $3,448,000,000 request and more than 600 millions under the figure approved by the House. Conferi'nce committees of the two houses got down to work quickly today corjiposing differences. Sen. Wiley (R-Wis), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, came out of the first meeting to report an agreement to restore the total to above three billions. The House voted a $3,368,608,000 authorization. But a Senate committee and the Senate itself chopped this by $638,080,000, slash ing all items except 141 millions for technical cooperation. Wiley said the Senate-House conferees agreed to put back $319,040,-000 or exactly half of the total senatorial cuts. However, there remained many unresolved differences between the Senate and House bills. Asked about the Senate cut of yesterday at his news conference, the President replied emphatically he thought the slash was very unfortunate. He said the administration had cut the foreign aid program as far as it believed was safe and that the House already had trimmed it about another hundred million. He said he had no objection to the* House cut because their guess was as good as his. But the newly voted cut was too deep and would hurt us badly, he added. Committee to Probe McCarthy Due Today MRS ROCKEFELLER LAUGHS —Smiling happily, Barbara Sears (Bobo) Rockefeller is shown as she joshed with her attorneys and newsmen after she was granted a divorce in Reno, Nev., district court from 42-year-old Winthrop Rockefeller. She will get a reported 51^ million dollar cash and property settlement from the wealthy oil heir. Texan's Call lo Nab Bank Robbers Helps NUDISTS CITE RULEf Crusading Preacher Stopped at Gate SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 4 (4V-A telephone call from a Texas Sheriff was credited today with resulting in capture of two of the three men wanted for an Oklahoma bank robbery. Sheriff Hugh Anderson of Hutchinson County, Tex., telephoned Sheriff Dan Kelsay of Stanislaus County and told him the three suspects were en route to Modesto, Calif. Did Not Resist FBI agents and other officers last night captured James Darrell Holland, 2.5, of Erick, Okla., and James Earl Spangler, 22, of Tulsa. Both were armed but did not resist. Still sought was Bobby Joe Rine, 24, of Royston, Tex. Holland was arraigned today before U.S. ' Commi.ssioner Norma Hammond at Stockton. Calif., on a charge of robbing an Erick National Bank of about $22,(X)0. Bail was set at $50,000 and he will appear in district court at Sacramento for removal to Oklahoma. Had $1.000 in Cash Spangler, arrested by Los Gatoe police, was arraigned in San Francisco and—like Holland—held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Officers said Holland had about $1,000 cash when he was arrested; Spangler about $5,000. Holland was quoted as saying the three of them spent much of the $22,000 loot at the Las Vegas gambling tables en route to Long Beach, Calif., where they split up. BATTLE CREEK. Mich., Aug. 4 (iP—About 20 bare-chested nudists stopped a crusading evangelist at the gateway of Sunshine Gardens today and wouldn’t let him go any farther unless he obeyed the rules. To do that he had to take off his clothes. He refused. After considerable scuffling he landed cm the ground. Dr. Braxton B. Sayer, a radio preacher from Fort Smith, Ark., Archer Parr Quits For Law School 4 UR- SAN DIEGO, Tex., Aug. Archer Parr said today he resigned as Duval County sheriff be-oause he intends to enter the University of Texas law school next month. Parr, nephew of political boss George Parr, gave no other reason for his resignation yesterday. County Commissioner W. W. Meek said a report that he also had resigned was incorrect. Meek said he has no intention of resign ing at present. 2-Vear-Old B«y Run Over by Car Billy Joe Newman, 2, of 3034 Burger St., received fractured ribs and possible internal injuries when he was run over by an automobile about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The accident occurred as the child's father, George Newman was backing out of the family’s drive way, police said. The child was admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital. said he wanted to take pictures to expose “the national threat of nudism.” Tape Recorder. Too He said he has been broadcasting since Monday over 27 stations in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Mi.ssouri. Sawyer said he is obtaining information with a movie camera and a tape recorder to help pass an anti-nudism bill in those four states. Equipped with what he called an invitation to attend the annual convention of the American Sunbathing Assn. at the gardens, Sawyer approached the gate. But he was told by Elmer J. Adams, proprietor, he still must abide by the rules 30 male nudists reinforced him. Sawyer said they’d better call the police, if they intended to keep him out. They did. Police Ask Help Two police officers, however, decided they needed help. They called Calhoun (bounty Prosecutor F. Jack Miller. Sawyer began to take pictures from the gateway. One nudist at tempted to block the camera. Sawyer lunged at him. The nudist stepped aside and in the melee, Sawyer landed on the ground. Later Sawyer still fully clothed, made his way in, to<rfc some pictures of clothed nudists, and left. He said he had to keep faith with the people who wanted him to z»n-tinue his crusade. Local Relall Zoning Given Hickory Tract The City Planning and Zoning Commission approved Wednesday night rezoning the front 140 feet of Mrs. Ethel Reagan Estes property at 1934 Hickory St. from Zone B (two-family residence) to Zone F (local retail), Mrs. Estes said she operated a dress shop in her home. She desired to construct a separate building on her property for the shop. Mrs. Estes also contended that the taxes on the property which fronts 211 feet on Hickory St. and has a depth of 350 feet are “very high.” E. T. Compere Jr., 1409 Compere Blvd., proposed that the board make a study of Hickory St. from North 18th St. to Hardin-Sim-mons University. He added that numerous zoning changing have been asked for in recent years along Hickory St. John AJvis, 1317 Compere Blvd., opposed changing the property to commercial, contending that numerous types of businesses could be constructed if it were Zoned F. Dr. Harry R. Bridge, board member, made the motion that the front part of the property to a depth of 140 feet bie zoned F. It was seconded by Albert McAlister and passed unanimously by the group. The remaining back part- of the property will still be in Zone B (two-family residence). In the only other zoning matter the board extended until the next regular meeting the pr<^sed rezoning of three lots on the south side of Don Juan St., east and west of Saddlewood St. Ralph M. Carter. 4025 Redbud Circle asked that the lots be changed from Zone C (apartments) to Zone A (one-family residences). The board extended the hearing Sm board, Pg. S-A, Col. S AFTER JET CRASH — Firemen and volunteers work to clear up debris and empty water from the huge crater created in the street in Wantagh, N. Y., after an F84 Republic Thunderjet plane crashed and exploded in the street. The pilot was killed and six persons were injured. Wantagh is on Long Island’s south shore where Jones Beach is located. QUESTIONS ALLOWED NLRB Reverses Union Ruling Inquiry Ordered In Regan Primary EL PASO, Tex., Aug. 4    — Judge David E. Mulcahy today ordered a court of inquiry into the Texas primary election contest here in which J.T. Rutherford gained the Democratic nomination to Congress over incumbent Rep. Kenneth Regan. . Mulcahy did not set a time fw the court to start or rule on its scope. El Paso County Dist. Atty. William Clayton had filed an amended petition asking the court of inquiry’s jurisdiction be extended to all races in the l«th District rather than merely the Regan-Ruther-ford contest. Earlier, Rutherford had asked that Regan’s suit demanding a ballot recount in the July 34 primary be di.«missed. $17.3 Million In Senate Bill For Abilene AFB WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (4V-The supplemental appropriations bill passed by the Senate today carries funds for a $1,322,900,000 military construction program. It provides $910,000,000 in new appropriations and $412,900,000 from unobligated balances for the program in the year ending next June 90. The Senate added $352,403,000 to the House appn^riation of $557, 597,000. Projects in the bill, as approved by the Senate, with the appropriation for each, include: Army-Ft. Blis^ Tex., $11,$78, 000; Ft. Hood, Tbx., $9,904,000. Air Force: Air Training Command- Amarillo, Tex., AFB, $365, 000; Goodfellow, Tex., AFB., $15. 000; James Connally AFB, Tex., $3,853,000; Reese. Tex., AFB., $112-000; Sheppard, Tex., AFB., $32,000; Webb, Tex., AFB, $100,000. Strategic air command — Abilene, Tex., AFB, $17,394.000; Biggs, Tex., AFB. $2,050,000; Gray, Tex., AFB $465000; Matagorda Island Tex., $607,000. WASHINGTON. Aug. 4 (f) - The National Labor Relations Board, reversing a long-established rule, decided 3-2 today that an employer may legally question his workers about union affiliation or activities if no implication of reprisal or benefit is involved. Tlie majority opinion emphasized, however, that the decision does not grant employers any blanket license to interrogate their employes. “The test is whether, under all the circumstances, the interrogation reasonably tends to resstrain or interfere with the employes in the exercise of rights guaranteed by the (Taft-Haitley) Act.” it said. The majority in the case was composed of Chairman Guy Farmer and members Philip Rodgers and Albert C. Beeson, all appointed by President Eisenhower. The dis- Molorisis Make Slight Dent In Huge Stocks of Gasoline w . -    V»    ^    V    \ DISTILLERY FIRE — Fire destroyed two rackhouses and the customs house of the American Distilling Co. at Pekin, 111., causing a loss estimated up to $4,000,000. Flames are shown consuming one of the rackhouses. In all, 42,000 barrels of whisky were destroyed. Barrels average 50 to 55 gallons each. NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (#-Motor ists made only a slight dent laust week in the nation's top-heavy stocks of gasoline, figures released by the American Petroleum Insti-tue showed today. Total gasoline inventories were (town only 442,0(K) barrels from the previous week. Tney were 16,827,-(W) barrels higher than in the same week of 1953. Imports Dowa Imports of crude and products for the week ended July SO were down 291,500 barrels daily, reflecting reduced buying of foreign oil by major U.S. companies. Refiners stepped up their operations in an apparent move to build up stocks of distillate heating fuels for the coming fall and winter. But while total crude runs showed a modest rise, gasoline production was down slightly. Producticm of crude ami conden-•atea was olf 12,800 barreli daily from the previous week, averaging 6,254,950 barrels daily. This compared with a daily average of 6,556,750 bbl. in the same week last year. Refining companies ran to stills 6,827.000 barreb of crude oil daily. The daily average for the previous week was 8,774,000 barrels, A year ago runs were 7,024,080 barrels per day. Finished and unfinished gasoline stocks totaled 158,402,000 barrels., Daily average crude oil and condensate pr<xiuction, and change from previous week Included: Texas-Dist. 1 41,400 unch; Dist. 2 136,450 unch; Dist. 3 437,900 dec SO; Dist. 4 237,900 unch; Dist. 5 42,850 unch. East Texas;218,000 unch; other Dist. 8 113,(^ unch; Dist. 7B 119,-080 unch; Dist. 7C 177,550 dec 50; Dist. 8 837,200 unch; Dist. 9 178,-200 unch; Dist. 10 82.060 unch. Total Tmu 2,681,000 dee 100. Reds RequesI GianI Security Pad Meet senten, both appointed by former President Truman, were members Ab# Murdock and Ivar Peterson. The ruling was made in a case involving the Blue Flash Express, Inc., New Orleans, and Local 270 of the AFL Teamsters Union. The union charged the firm with unfair labor practices for calling in employes and questioning them about uni<m membership. The board, in dismissing the complaint, said the employer's action followed a demand by the union that it be recognized as bargaining agent for the firm’s employes. The firm’s general manager questioned employes individually about their union membership, the opinion said, to determine whether the union actually did represent a majority. 74TH AND 75TH HOT DAYS DUE No let-up was in sight Wednesday night for the near lOD-degree weather that has gripped Abilene for more than two months. The Weather Bureau f<Mrecast continued hot weather for Thursday and Friday, which will be the 74th and 75th days in which heat has prevailed with little rainfall. MRS. MIDGETTE MOTHER OF ONE CARLSBAD, N. M„ Aug. 4 ii*)—Mrs. Robert Lee Midgette of Cailsbad yesterday gave birth to a son who weighed only three pounds nine (Minces. 1 Hurl us Feuding Families Blaze Away LONGVIEW, Tex,, Aug. 4 (iPV-One man has been seriously injured in a blazing gun battle between two feuding East Texas farm families. J.C. Armstrong. 38. was hit in the thigh by a shotgun blast la'st night after an argument near Linden. According to Cass County Sheriff Johnny Thompson, the gun battle climaxed 18 months of bad blood between two families concerning differences over cattle. Thompson said the injured man and his two brothers, and three brothers of another family were involved. No charges have been filed. Knowland Says Names 'No Problem' WASHINGTON. Aug. 4 IM-Seiu Knowland <R-Calif) predicted to night a six-member special committee to investigate charges of unb(K;oming conduct against Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) will be named tomorrow. Knowland told newsmen he thinks the announcement should be made before the full Senate. Previously he had indicated the names of those chosen might be made public tonight. •No Problem* Although many senators have said they would decline to serve on the group for various reasons, Knowland said there was “no problem” about naming the personnel. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Democratic leader, said merely he had made “ao recommendations to anyone” as yet about the three Democratic members of the bipartisan group. Vice President Nixon is to appoint the committee, under terms of a resolution passed Monday by the Senate, but he will act on recommendations of Uie majority and minority leaders. Senatbrs George (D-Ga) and Millikin (R-Colo) were reported to have eliminated themselves from consideration f(M’ appointment to the group and the Senate leaders were said to have settled on some (rf the younger members in point of service to take on the task. The comtniUee is to investigate the varied charges brought against McCarthy by Sens. Flaiwiers (R-Vt), Fuibright (D-Ark), Morse (Ind-Ore) and others, and report back before Congress adjourns. For the three Republican memberships on the‘special committee, Knowland was said to be working from a list that included Sens. Martin (Pa), Thye (Minn). Millikin (Colo), Bennett (Utah), Crippa (Wyo), Barrett (Wyo), Hicken-looper (Iowa), Carlson (Kan), Case (SD) and Payne (Me). In the efforts of Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas, the Democratic Senate leader, to fill the Democratic posts, these senators were said to be under close consideration: Byrd (Va), George (Ga), Russell (Ga), Stennis (Miss). Hayden (Ar-iz), Daniel (Tex), Sparkman (Ala), Holland (Fla(, Pastore (RI), Eld-win C. Johnson (Colo) and Ervin (NO. WASHINGTON. Aug. 4 (e)-Rus-sia, in a surprise move, today called for a new Big Four foreign    ^^a a a    e^vBaA# a ministers meeting to consider Mos- CALLS CHARGE    SORRY REWARD cow’s plan for joining Eastern and Western European nations in a giant security pact. Top American officials promptly labeled the Soviet proposal as a last minute maneuver aimed at blocking French approval of the six-nation European army project. Russia’s new proposal, they said, represents a warmed-over version of previous offers, notably the one of July 24. already rejected as unacceptable by Britain, Fran(Ni and the United States. Few Pennies Stolen STREETMAN, Tex., Aug. 4 UH-Tbe bank was missing only a few pennies but safety deposit owners lost an undetermined amount last night after burglars broke into the vault of the First Nati(mal Bank of Streetman. Ike 'Almost Emotional' In Defense of Marshall THE WEATHER C. s. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHER RCRKAV ABU-ENE AND VICINITY - Cl««r t® partly cloudy and couHbiotMJ hot Thura-day and Frldny. Hl«h tcmporaturea btMh days near 100. Ths low Thursday nifht ”nORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Clesr WASHINGTON. Aug, 4 (f^-Pres-ident Eisenhower today extolled Gen. George C. Marshall as a selfless, brilliant and dedicated patriot who shouldn’t have to reap the “worry reward” of attacks on his loyalty and character. Eisenhower, “almost "emotional” by his own description, was replying to the charge originated by former Secretary of War Harry Woodring and circulated by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) that Marshall would “sell out his own grand- i    mother for    personal    advanUge.” FrMsy    ^    ...    “I    wouid    like to    say,” Eisen- Frku?; widV scst- hower told his news conference, tersd thundsrshowsrs «»«»Uy Pe«» vsJJsy “and I have been saying that ever '*^”act'*te*xAS cf««r to portly cloudy I since I first knew him weU, that ond worm 'rturodoy ond Frtdoy; loolot^ {q me haS typified all that we nftomoon    thundrrohowwt. mooUy    noor oooot. SOITH CENTRAL TEXAS — CUor to portly cloudy ond hot Thurodoy and Friday. TBMPERATVRKS Wod. A. M. M ...... M ...... S3 ...... M ...... Tt ...... 7» ...... M ...... n ...... U ...... M ...... Wod. P M. n 95 1:30 2:30 3:10 ............ Ml 4:3i ............ N 5:30      97 • :30 ............ M 7:30 ............ »4 • 30 ......   91 9:30 ............ 90 W;30 ............ — 90 ............ 11:30      — 94 ........ 12:10      — Htsh and low tomporaturoo lor S4 heuro oodod at S:30 p.m.: 99 and 7S. Hlfh and low trmperatnroo onmo doto loot ytor: W and 73 SunoM loot nifht 7 39 p.m. Sunrioo today f;M am Sunoot tonlsht 7:34 p.m. BoromoUr rcodlns at 9:30 p.m. M 97. Rotativo himtdity at 9:30 t-aa. » tor call—or that we look for—in what we call on American patriot. Sorry Reward “I saw many things he did that were proof, to me at least, of his selflessness. . . . “I think it is a sorry reward, at the end of at least SO years of service to this country, to say that he is not a loyal, fine American, and that he served only in order to advance his own persiHial ambitions. “1 can’t imagine anyime that I have known in my career of whom this Is less ‘SO than it is In his case.” The WhHe House authorised (Hr- ect quotation of Eisenhower’s tribute during a news conference to the retired Army chief of staff, who served also as S4x:retary of state and secretary of defense. Woodring’s charge, made in a letter last June 23, was put into the Congressional Record last Monday by McCarthy as part of McCarthy’s reply to moves of c«i-sure against him. Part of Speech One of the things McCarthy’s critics want to censure him for is a senate speech June 14, 1(^1 when the senator accused Marshall of being “steeped in falsehood” and called him a “mysterious, powerful” figure who sided with Russia in decisions which “lost the peace" for America. Woodring’s letter said that on Marshall's 1945 mission to patch up a peace in Quoa. Marshall act- NEWS INDEX SICTtON A Women't newt........4.    S Oil..................!• F(m4.......   II SICTION • Sporn .............. 2,    2 Iglteriolt...........  4 Cowikt............... A Clo9sifio4 o49........7,    8 Porm A Market« ........ t Rodéo A TV...........18 ed under orders from the State Department and President Truman even though he was military strategist enough “to know that he was selling out to the Reds.” Woodring, secretary of war in 1936-40, later broke with the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. He now lives in Topeka. Kan. Marshall, in retirement at Less-burg, Va,, has declined to say anything about Woodring’s statements. During the 1952 presidential culh* paign there were a number d criticisms of Eisenhower for leev. ing out (rf a speech, in McCarthy’s home state of Wisconsin, some praise be had written of Gen. Marshall. Fear of Offendiag Democrats charged Eisaihower had dropped the Marshall references for fear he would offend McCarthy. Last month Gov. Walt« J. Kohler of Wisconsin said it was he. and not McCarthy, who brought about the deletion. Kohler said he had passed the word to Eisenhower and his aides that he thought the Marshall passage would be construed as an attack on McCarthy and tend to split Republicans in Wisconsin. Eisenhower was asked about this at a July 14 news conference. He replied that, as he recalled H, he See MARSHALL, Pf. SA. OeL t ;

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