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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               FAIR Abilene EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIV NO. 59----- (Af) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUG. 18, 1954-TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PKICE DAILY Army Denies Plans to Move Out oi Korea WASHINGTON Diplomatic sairces said today the United States is considering withdr3wing three divisions from the Korean mainland but a Pentagon spokes- man said "the Army has no knowl- edge of an early withdrawal of troops from Korea." Officials of the South Korean Na- tional Assembly reported in Seoul, however, that this nation plans to take three of its six divisions out of Korea by the end of the year. Diplomatic officials in Washing- ton, declining the use of their names, said that there has not yet been any firm decision on the matter. Korea Opposed Philip Han. minister from the Republic of Korea, said Korean officials here have been conferring with top men at the Pentagon and the State Department in an effort to forestall any such withdrawal of troops. Han said the withdrawal of any U.S. troops would "harm the mo- rale" of South Koreans and would be "strategically wrong" in view o! what he called the buildup oi Communist forces in North Korea. State Department officials de clined to make an immediate public statement. Inquiries were referret to the Pentagon, where a fla "yes" or "no" could not be ob- tained. Rtdgway Against It Gen. Matthew Kidgway, Arm) chief of staff, has gone on recon as declaring any substantial weak ening of U.S. ground strength in the Far East must be avoided. In the light of Ridgway's pressed opinion. Defense officials said they were inclined to inter pret the reports as meaning the United States might be planning ti move some troops from South Korea to nearby Okinawa. Facilities are being developed on that island, wrested from th Japanese in World War II, to home substantial U.S. forces. Destination Hawaii? Diplomatic officials in Washing- ton said, however, that if th troops are moved from Korea, the might be sent to the Hawaiian Is- lands. These sources said the thinking behind the proposed withdraw was that U.S. air strength woul provide the-main bulwark -agains Red aggression. There are now sbc U.S. division in Korea: the 1st Marines and th 2nd. 3rd, 7th. 24th and 25th Arm. divisions. Which of these would be removed under the proposed plan could not be learned. Two 40th and 45tf have been sent back t the United States. Kills Friend, 10 DETROIT in Eight-year-ol Edith Fragher shot and killed 10-year-old playmate. James D Mackey. Sunday night when h dared her to fire a .22 rifle she wa pointing at him through the livin room window of her home, polio THE WEATHER Senate Passes Farm Bill in Midnight Vote Bootlegger Soys Arrest Unlawful STARLA KAY DOTSON her first ride went over big A. B. (Red) Moneyhun. placed in county jail Tuesday on three old bootlegging convictions, Wed- nesday morning asked for release from what he termed his "illegal confinement." Acting through his attorney, Theo Ash, Moneyhun filed a pe- tition for a writ of habeas corpus in 42nd District Court. Judge J. R. Black was out of town and had not signed a pre- pared order to set a hearing on the petition. Moneyhun stated in the petition: "I am being unlawfully confined and restrained of my liberty in the Taylor County jaU by E. E. Powell, sheriff of Taylor County. Said confinement and restraint are not by virtue of any writ, or- EVEN BABIES ATTEND Hundreds of Kids Sworm Park for Newspaper Party By PHYLLIS NIBLING Starla Kay Dotson, wearing a Bright yellow dress, spun round the track in a little green car look- ing like a doll in a Christmas dis- play. Her baby were wide with amazement, her soft red-gold hair mussed the breeze. She clutched the wheel with one tiny dimpled hand and waved the other. Starla Kay. 15 months old. was having her first ride in a fun park. And she liked it. When her mother, Mrs. James Dotson. 249 Clyde St.. lifted her She and her brother. James Bruce. 3, were among hundreds of pre-school-age kids who swarmed into the Playground at Fair Park Wednesday. It was the Reporter-News Kids" Fun Day. "Every child in Abilene who hasn't "yet started to school was invited. Coupons for each of the rides and for a snow cone were printed in the Reporter-News dur- ing the past week. estimated 300 at one out during the day for the free rides. They swarmed into the little train, clambered aboard ponies. out of the car! Starla Kay cried! rode slowly around in the enclosed ferris wheel, and zoomed off into for another ride. COUNSEL NAMED McCarthy Probe May Be Delayed WASHINGTON Watkins said today the special Senate committee to investigate charges against Sen. McCarthy may have to postpone for a few days the scheduled Aug. ABILENE AND VICINITY Fslr toniKhl. and Thursday. Maximum temp ature both days 95 Low tonight dfgrccs. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Clear p.mly cloudy and ho: tula afternoon, ti> nlsht and Thursday. WEST TEXAS CJrar to partly cloudy with a few isolated thundershwcrs. Hich and low temperatures for 24 hours ended at a.m.: 9S and detrrees. TEMTERATfRES TUM- P.M. Wed. A.M. 95 Barometer reading p.m. 2S.1S. Relative humidity at p.m. 30 start of its public hearings. WaUcins, 'head of the committee, made the statement at a news conference held in connection with j McCarthy-Army hearings, former Republican Congressman! Chairman Mundt (R-SD) Williams had announced last night he considered it would be "improper" for him to accept money from the committee. On another front the Senate In- vestigations subcommittee sched- uled morning and afternoon meet- ings in its efforts to hammer out a verdict on the already completed told E. Wallace Chadwick's taking on Uje job of counsel to the group. tlhadwick, a Chester, Pa., law- yer, pledged to do "an impartial, objective job." Walkins also said he had been j ously." as Mundt put it, he got advised that McCarthy's defense! Senate permission to file during the Senate last night he expects to file a report before the Senate recesses, which may be by week's end. But since the Senate "has the j habit of recessing rather spontane- counsel. Washington lawyer Ed- ward Bennett Williams, had re- fused to accept as a fee any part recess if necessary. Looking toward the investiga- tion of the latest charges against of a fund the committee him, McCarthy requested the spe- had set aside from its own money cial committee to pay [or a lawyer to provide McCarthy with counsel. of his own choosing. First AFB Job Finished; Four fuel Tanks Accepted The first installation at the Abi- lene Air Force base was officially completed Wednesday. Lee R. Wilson, area engineer for the Corps oi Engineers and directly in charge of the base con- struction, made his final inspec- tion of the fuel stor- age tanks and said he would recommend that the Air Force ac- cept the installation. Gerald Mora Construction Co. of Houston received the primary con- tract to build the tint four Unks of the fuel storage system [or U. Col. Jack Brcwn, Eighth Air Force liaison officer and com- mander of the new air base, said upon the recommendation from the Corps of Engineers he would nccept this portion of the aviation gasoline and jet fuel storage sys- tem with reservations. Col. Brown said accept- iince would depend upon tests to MM when fuel for tht tanks and electricity is available for the pumping system. Making the final inspection tour with Wilson and Col. Brown were J. A. Nichols, construction super- intendent for the Houston firm; W. Wright, chairman of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce na- tional defense committee: Paul Savage, engineer with the Air Force Installations Office, South- west Region. Dallas: Elbert Hall. president of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. Work on the storage tanks begun Feb. 5 ot this year. En- gineers' estimates before construc- tion started were that the four tanks should be finished thin month. Much of the construction of the tanks was subcontracted. Nichols laid E..F. Smith of Abi. lone contracted !o do dirt work, leveling and draining tor the site. W. G. Cjuyeolw UH con- crete bases and Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. huilt the metal por- tions of the tanks. The tanks were tested with water before being recommended for acceptance by Wilson. One outstanding feature of the tanks is their floating lids. Col. Brown said the lids have sealed compartments that allow them to float on top of the fuel. He said this keeps air from the fuel and reduces loss from evaporation. Air Force personnel flying over the tanks Tuesday said they be- lieved there had been a mistake in the completion report becnu.se the "tanks had no tons." (When the tanks are empty the roofs resl on the inside base.' One other construction job is ncarlng completion at the Air Base. It is the electrical distribu lion system contracted for con struction for by Gulhriie Electric Co. ot ShraviHXXt the wild blue yonder in the minia- ture airplanes. All ages were there. Some, like little Chris Richmond, were content to bide their time until next year. Chris who's just 3 1-2 months old. slept contentedly away in his baby buggy while his big sisters, .Tilly, 6, and Jody, 4, took then- turns on the rides. Their mother, Mrs. E. J. Rich- mond, 3174 South 13th St., was there with them. Tot Sleeps Another tiny tyke, Tosca Jan Price, 4 months, slept on her mother's shoulder a tree where Mrs. James R. Price, 2342 South 21st St.. had paused to rest on a bench. Her other daughter. Ival Lynn 4. and two little neighbor girls, Pamela Pruitt, 5. and Karen Star- key, 3, were spinning around in the cars. Older children, like Dianne Mor- phew, who'll be 10 Thursday, came along to watch. Her brother, David. 4, was hav ing a grand time. Their mother. Mrs. William Morphew, 1125 Port land St., came too. At least two kids came from quite a ways to the party. Charles 4) and Marilyn (6) Moody 'ort Stockton, were with their Abi ene cousin, Billy Stevens. 4. They are visiting in Abilene with heir parents. Mr. and Mrs. Bill loody, at the home an aunt, Irs. B. J. Stevens, 3909 Don Juan ;t. Both Charles and Marilyn won iavy nylon shirts to match their ather's. Moody is a county com missioner at Fort Stockton. Yellow Blouses Adding another fashion note to he day were Barbara (6! and iusan (4> Lukehart. who came vith their mother, Mrs. E. R. Lukehart. Route 5. The girls wore bright yellow ilouses and black calico skirts irinted with yellow and pink and green ice cream cones. Jeannie Seay. was wearing red and black print dress to natch that worn by her mother, Mrs. W. B. Seay. 3241 College St. Most of the kids turned up with .now cenes sooner or later. Dana McCord. 2. dipped into hers with will on her first trip to the park with her mother. Mrs. Tom- my McCord. 603 East North 16th St. Walter Lee Roberts, H. a patient at the Taylor County Socie- [y for Crippled Children Treat- der or process." He asked for the writ of habeas corpus "to the end that I may be discharged from such illegal con- finement and restraint." Liquor Control Bbard Inspec- or William Batemen arrested Moneyhun Tuesday on a verbal order by County Judge Reed In- galsbe. Bateman said he did not have a warrant or capias pro fine for the arrest and that Moneyhun wil- lingly accompanied him to the courthouse when he went to Moneyhun's residence at 1002 Orange St. Judge Ingalsbe released Money- hun from jail last March 6 when he served 32 days of three con- current 120-day jail terms. Moneyhun went to jail Jan. 23 n compliance with a Court of Criminal Appeals mandate af- Irming his conviction in March of 1953 on a bootlegging charge. On Feb. 3, -while still in jail, he en- ered pleas of guilty to three oth- charges that were then pend- ing against him and Judge Ingals- >e assessed the three jail terms on these charges. Judge Ingalsbe .granted Money- hun's release from jaU on condi- tion that he leave Taylor County and never return. Moneyhun had also produced a physician's statement that his health was be- ing endangered by confinement to jail He told Judge Ingalsbe Tuesday that it was his understanding that, lie was released from jail on con- dition that he quit bootlegging. Becbrds in the county clerk's of- fice show that he has been convict- ed 15 times of bootlegging in Tay- lor Countv, the first conviction be- ing dated" April 21, 1937. and that he has paid fines totaling S2.110. Four of the convictions were by juries and the other 11 were on pleas of guilty. Senate Chief Still Hopeful WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES MASTER Dr. Otto John the Russian master spy in Free Germany? Page 5-A. PROPER Prize-win- ning actress Audrey Hepburn is very proper and a little shy. Page 10-A. GRANDSON WINS The grandson of two presidents of the United States wins his pri- mary in Wyomina. Page U-A. BASE Fifty Air Force contracts are coming up for Abiiene's Air Force Base very soon. Page 1-B. mem Center, came along with his niece, Shary Ann Taylor. 4 He got out of his wheelchair and took a ride with Shary Ann on the liltle train. His mother, Mrs. Dan Roberts, and sister, Mrs. I.avada Hall, were there. Crowd Arrives Early Nobody was quite sure many kids had turned out during the morning. The crowd started when the park opened at 8 a.m. and showed no signs of letting up at mid-morning. Between 200 and SOO counting parents, were there at one lime. Patrolman George Mc- Gee guessed. Park Superintendent Scott Fikes would make no definite estimate before the tickets were counted. "There's a p.usle of he grinned. Then he turned around to lift one little boy off a pony and set Texan Plans Atlantic Flight ARGENTIA. Nfld. H. Donaher of- Wichita Falls. Tex. today prepared his little single- engine plane for a nonstop High .0 Paris at midnight. Donaher, a former Marine Corp, jet pilot, arrived at this U.S. air 3ase Tuesday. Base officials said that so far as they were concerned Donaher will take off on schedule. A dut> officer at the base said he under stood the 30-year-old pilot mad full arrangements before the states. I Under Canadian Department of Transport regulations, single-en- gine planes taking off from Cana- dian soil can't go farther than gilding distance from the coastline. Another American flier. Peter Gluckmar. of San Francisco, was stopped for this reason Sunday. At that time U.S. Air Force officials cooperated with Canadian regula- tions and refused to give Gluck- man enough fuel for the trip. Officials said that although there were yet no objections, "any- thing could happen before mid- night." NEW WORLD OPENS Vivian Mae Raferty, 17-month-old Waco girl, was blind when she was bom and doctors said she never would see. Recently Vivian Mae began holding objects up to her eyes as if to look at them. Fitted with plastic glasses, Vivian Mae can see objects within six feet WASHINGTON Republican Leader California "said today he thought it was slill possible to reach a bi- partisan agreement on a much- icssed-about bill to ban the Com- munist party. Twice yesterday administration headers were rebuffed, first by the Senate and then by the House, in their efforts to keep out of the measure a provision making Com- munist party membership a crime. The double setback was a sur- prise upset for Republican leaders after they had engineered a move that only the day before put the bill through the House in a fonn satisfactory to President Eisen- hower. With Congress now rushing to- ward adjournment, Knowland told newsmen he was pinning his hopes on a Senate-House conference com- mittee to work out a compromise agreeable all around. In its present form, after shut- tling back and forth between the House and Senate amid charges of the bill would: (1) Deprive Communist-dominat- ed labor unions of any legal stand- ing before the National Labor Re- lations Board; (2) strip the Com- munist 'party of all legal rights; and (3) make membership in the Communist party illegal, punisha- ble by five years in jail and a fine- Ike's Supporters Torn From Beds WASHINGTON legislation calling a halt ;o rigid, high'price supports headed for a White House welcome after a hectic dispute that routed disgruntled senators from bed early today. The measure finally passed 44-28 on a postmidnight roll call, climaxing a session. Among other pro- visions, it grants the Eisenhower administration's request 'or flexible authority to deal with farm rapports and sur- iluses. The House passed the bill by a standing 208-47 un- recorded vote yesterday- Supporters had hoped to get it through the Senate in much the same way. But after a siege of iughly critical speeches, mainly from the Democratic side, midnight neared with mafv Re- publicans absent GOP Leader Knowland of California asked tor a recess and a showdown in the morning. Sen. Russell bitter opponent of flexible and low- er price supports, protested furiously. He demanded a test vote on Knowland's request :o auit without a vote. this brought angry exchanges and lengthy explanations from Knowland and Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas while their assistants put in emergency calls for absent senators. Knowland insisted he believed there had been an informal agree- ment for no record votes during the night. Johnson conceded that Knowland had proposed this but said he-had control of only his own vote and that any senator could demand a record vote. Stalling Ended Apparently satisfied that he had mustered enough supporters of the bill, Knowland. agreed to the. roll call. It moved at a slow pace past midnight. Finally Sen. McClellan (D-Ark) employed a parliamentary tactic to end: the stalling for. late On 81 Repsblicans "and 13 "Democrats voted for', the compromise bill -worked out by Senate Senate and House-conferees. Fire Kuowlaixl of Republicans, 22 Democrats arid 1 independent shouted no. Most of the criticism from ponents, including Senators Kerr Johnston (D-SO, Ke- fauver Morse (Ind-Ore) and Young centered upon authority for flexible and lower supports on basic crops and dairy products. They predicted, these would sharpen the downtrend in farm in- comes and help elect a Democratic majority in Congress this year. The compromise measure allows sliding-scale supports of 82H to 90 per cent of parity (government- set "fair" price) on cotton, wheat corn, rice and peanuts for next year's crops. -DR. JAMES P. BRIDGES Passenger Train Hits Stalled Auto SAN ANTONIO Southern Pacific Argonaut passenger train crashed into a stalled car six miles east of San Antonio Monday causing an hour train delay. The car driver, Richard Wollney, 37, of San Antonio had abandoned the car which was pushed half a Dr. Bridges Quils Police Surgeon job Dr. James P. Bridges resigned Wednesday as police surgeon and administrative assistant to Abilene Police Department In a letter to Mayor C. E. Gat- lin, he wrote: "It ;is. with regret that I must tender my resignation as chief administrative assistant to the po- lice department and police surg- eon. 'Due to other duties and my health I will be unable to con- tinue this work. "I am leaving this work with the wannest regard for the Abi- lene Police Department and my fellow officers. "Sincerely, James P. Bridges, M. D." Police Chief C: Z. Hallmark, in- formed of the resignation, told The Reporter-News, "We surely do appreciate all the things Dr. mile down the tracks. Wreckage! Bridges has done for the was wedged so thoroughly around the locomotive that it took an hour to untangle the train. No was injured. Efforts to Break Pilots Strike End WASHINGTON Government efforts to settle, the 19-day Ameri- can Airlines pilots strike broke off today in a deadlock. C. R. Smith, American.Airlines president, left for New York with a statement that no further meet- ings with Uw striking AFL'Air "ilrl'ai PiloU Aun, scheduled. department" Mayor Gatlin also praised Dr. Bridges for his assistance to city government. Bridges had served as police surgeon since September, 1953, when he volunteered his services o the city free of charge. The City Commission named him administrative -assistant to he police department in Starch, 1954. He held both titles since then, doing all his police work with- out charge. As police surgeon. Bridges as- sisted at wrecks and other emer- gencies where there wer injur- ed persons. He frequently also at- ;ended city jail prisoners. The administrative assistant ti- tle was honorary. In that capa- city Bridges often conferred with Chief Hallmark and others about training programs. Recently, Bridges purchased at Kis own expense gold badges, shoulder patches, sleeve insignias and service "hash marks" and stars for all the officers. JUDGE GETS HUG Federal Judge W. H. Atwell got a big hug in Dallas Tuesday from a new citizen of the United Frank Robert Croft A native of Germany who was adopted three years by a Texas couple, lie 'committed a near bobble when he couldn't quite recall how many stars in the flag. But a moment later he gave the correct answer and sailtd into citaenship. UOTexansHit By Polk) in Week AUSTIN struck 160 per- sons in Texas the past week, tht second highest week of the year, the State Health Department re- ported today. The incidence marked an in- crease of eight cases previotu but htakh oiflciali believed the peak for mtct wu TMchtd with 1M CIMI wMk July U.   

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