Abilene Reporter News, September 22, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIRWht Abilene toorter'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 98 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPT. 22, 1954—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Insurance Fight Flares Again AUSTIN, Sept. 21 t^The Texas insurance controversy—a red-hot issue in last summer’s gubernatorial race, flared again today. Renne Allred Jr., whom the insurance commission ^is trying to •ust as attorney for its liquidator, said he had delayed twice last summer in suing a commission employe in a fraud case to keep it from getting embroiled in politics. He said Life In.surance Commissioner Garland Smith and Casualty Commissioner J. Byron Saunders had attempted to di.ssuade him during the summer from bringing the unnamed board employe into a suit alleging conspiracy to defraud innocent creditors and stockholders of the Texas .Mutual Insurance Co. of Beaumont, now in receivership. Allred also said a company found by a commissioner examiner to be in.solvent 15 months ago is still doing business. Dealing in Personalities Smith, chairman of the commis-•ion. said .Allred was dealing in personalities and politics. *‘I did ask him not to sue the employe he refers to. but that has some background.” Smith told the -Nssoi'iated Press. *‘Wc (the commission) think the employe wa.s acting in gixxl faith and in accordance with the present law regarding real estate appraisals. and we think he did not join in any conspiracy.” Smith said all three insurance commissioners had talked to Allred “about the grounds he wanted to fue on. and he didn’t convince any of us he had enough evidence to bring a successful suit.” Doesn’t Know As for Allred’s claim that an in-•olvent company is still doing business, Smith said the commission “is at a loss as to what company he might have in mind.” Allred said that he is employed by the district courts as counsel for firms put in receivership by the courts, and the commission can not fire him. The commission says it wants to make a test case of its powers, and court action is expected. Delayed Suit Allred said he had delayed me suit first until after July 24 and again until after Aug. 28, to keep the suit from “becoming embroiled in politics.” July 24 was the date of the first primary, Aug. 28 the second primary. Affairs of the insurance commission were a major issue in the race between Gov. Allan Shivers and his defeated opponent, Ralph Yarborough. Puts Off Action On Seating Red China HELD BY CZECH REDS — Pfc. George M. Pisk, 22, of Austin, above, was one of two U, S. soldiers arrested near the Germ^n-Czech border by a Czech patrol. He is the son of Dr. Paul Pisk, professor of musicology at the University of Texas. Harriman Wins Demo Nomination BULLETIN NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (Wednesday) in — Averell Harri-man won the Democratic nomination for governor early today after a heated state convention battle with Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. •# _ West Asked To Get Out Of Germany A's May be Sold Within 24 Hours CHICAGO, Sept. 21 ufu-Strong reports circulated tonight that the Philadelphia .Athletics might be sold to Arnold Johnson, Chicago real estate man. One report said the club may be sold to Johnson within the next 24 hours. He said any deal with the East ern club hinges on his desire to move the franchi.se to Kansas City, currently in the American Assn. LONDON. Sept. 21 (J^hancel-lor Konrad Adenauer has asked for a quick Western Big Three declaration ending the occupation of West Germany and granting her full sovereignly. Western offi-cial.s disclosed tonight. The German leader’s call was the day’s dominant development in the tangled maneuvers that surround free Europe"^ .search for a means of rearming West Germany in the light of France’s rejection of the European Defense Community. Consider New Plan mediate counter-declaration in return for his requested Big Three declaration. In it. he would voluntarily cede certain rights to the three occupying nations — the United Slates. Britain and France. One provision would allow the three nations to keep their armies on German soil on an agreed cost basis. Another would allow the .Allies to remain in control of West Berlin, isolated in the Soviet zone. A third would give the Allies control over the problem of German unification. 2 San Diego Men to Talk To Grand Jury SAN DIEGO. Tex.. Sept. 21 Two San Diego businessmen appeared before the Duval County Grand Jury today after being given immunity from prosecution by the slate. They were Vidal Garcia, owner of an auto supply store, and Jose ^ Tovar, a lumber>-ard operator. The immunity hearing, in which A.ssistant .Attorney General Eugene Brady and Willis Gresham, represented the grand jury, provoked a sharp exchange between Judge A C, Winborn and Luther Jones, a Corpus Chnsli attorney who has represented George B. Parr and his associates many times in court. The grand jury heard 12 witnesses. including Garcia and Tovar, in an adjointing room. Their immunity covered all “testimony, books, records or papers” they may produce. Garcia and J C. King, a business partner with Parr, lung the political power in Duval County, had EVERY DOG H.\S ITS I).\Y—"Flo”, dog research hero of 1954, is shown at the luncheon given in her honor at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia by the Pennsylvania Society for Advancing Medical Research. Holding the plate of steak tid-bits is Dr. Russell E. Teague, Secretary of Health, of Pennsylvania, who presented the award to the canine hero and Charles W’illiams, a waiter. The annual award, given by the National Society for Medical Research was made to “Flo” for her nine years of work on research projects in pharmaceutical laboratories. Soviets Lose 43-11 Ballot Russia 'Kot Disarmament But a Western difficulty is that Adenauer’s move became known i the Allies would have to bind Aden-as the Western Allies weighed with : auer legally to forego the right to cautious reserve French Premier s rearm for the period in which the Pierre Mendes-France’s new plan | West hammers out an agreement,    been    named    by the    grand    jury as for arming the West Germans. The I on giving the federal republic a,refusing    to    give    testimony, plan was a rival to the British full and equal role within the North scheme previously advanced by .Atlantic Treaty Organization. Jewish Faith Gets Nixon's Greetings WASHINGTON i.f^Vice President Nixon Tuesday sent “my greetings and very Ivst wishes to the members of the Jewish faith throughout our nation on the occasion of Hosh Hashana, the new year 5715 ” Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. Adenauer put forward his sug-The French proposals are viewed ' ge.stion for a quick Allied action as only a starting point for hard | because quite evidently he consid bargaining when the London nine-power conference on the key Eu-rotx an problem gets under-w ay iSept. 28 Informants here satd Adenauer’s call IS e.xpected to be high on the Contempt of court hearings involving the two men were to have been held today, but were postponed by Winborn to g’lve attorneys for the state time to decide wheih-frs a    immunity    for    certain before a complete solution can be attained to the West German problem of restoring full German independence. including the right to rearm. He clearly neetls to show witnesses. No action of any kind was taken concerning King today. ayonda for deo.sion al the London;his restle.ss countrymen his policy parley. It was Sept. 2 that he first ; of close cooperalmn with the \test put the price lag of “full and un-1 is paying diminished sovereignty” on German military supixirl for Western off. detense lines. Adenauer has promi.sed an im- NEW CLUES NEEDED Hunt for Python Pete Called Off, Temporarily FOHT WORTH. Sept 21 .r—Pete the Python—-that snake—is still liMtse And the otficial hunt tor the 18-fool python has been called off until somebotly. somewhere can provide a clue to the whereabouts of the AWUL resident of the Fores' Park Zoo. Unofficially, scores are still looking for "Pete.” As a matter of fact. “Pete, Pete,” may one day rival “Chloe, Chloe.” as a clarion call in these parts. Poised for Action Park Director Hamilton Hittson culled off the serious hunt for the hundred-pound-plus snake When and if new tips as to Pete’s whereabouts are receivetl, the hunt wdl be resumed, Hitbon said “We’re iH>isetl for action,” he added. Hutson said the cool weather— in the lower 80s icKlay-w ill almost unmobilue Pete A freezc-not predicted anytime soon—will kill him, llittson prtHiictetl Went Over Wall Helicopters and ouija boards have been u.sed in the hunt tor Pi te .Miice the big snake turned up missing early last Saturday. He’d pu.shi'd u.sule the end of his ca ;e and slithered over an 8-foot wall to freedom. While scores of re.sidents in the wcHidtnl areas around the hh) wor-i.tHl ai)out Pete. Curtis and Harry J.ick.«on, Pete’s owners, worriel about Pete’s appetite. They feareil he would starve to death without anybody to feed h.m. 8101*0 he was brought here four years ago from Bangkok. Thail:md. Pete’s had cage servuv on meals. Let Him Alone Snake ex|>erls have emphasizid Pete isn’t any esiH'cial threat to humans, specially if humans are willing to let Pete be and let the experts bring him back alive. A reward of $500 is .still up for Pete’s location and capture. A group of Southern Methodist University fraternity men and their dale!» came here from DuUa.s to stage what they billerl as a “snake hunt” They confined most of the silly antics to the downtown area. IHE WEATHER I S DIPVRTMENT ok CaiMMKRCK HEVIHER BlHKVl ABILKNK .VNO MCIMTV    Wed ne»d*> »nd Tt>ur»d«.v. Warmer ni«hU Hi*h Weilnesaay about «5. Lo» Wednekda) ni«hl ne*r 6S-T0. Huih Tnur»-«bout 90    ,    ,,, . NORTH CKNTRVL TKXVN - Y »»T Wed-nec«U> -nd Thur#d«>. »*ru>er Thursday. WK.ST TV X V.S Oenertlp {«Ir «Bd • iHUe warmer Thur»d«y and in Tanhandle Wi-dn* id*.> afternoon K.VST TEXAS Generally fair Wed-■eaiL».' and Thursday. SOI TH Cl NTKAl. TKXAS - ParUy ctouti.v uideLv v altered thundershuwer* e\treine »ouih p*>rut>n We»lne>duy. Warmer north portaw Thur*d«' TKMPKH.Ari RES Tue» A VI    Tue*.    V    M. «    1 JO    to 2    VO ........ M 77    ........    ...... •    «* 14    .    ..    4    M ....... ST 11    ....... S    » ......... «5 n .  ...... 6» ............ « n .....  .    7    »      1« 73 .    .. ...... •    » ............ 1® 7«    .......... »    0 .......... «« ai ....... 10    30    ........ «3    H 30    . S3    .    U 30 Hish and low trmixaaturea tor 24 hour* ended at e y- p m ■$ and 70 Hish and low teiui>eralure» tame dale laat >ear: tt and e .Sun»e( laat »i*hl * S7 p m .Sunrwe to-d<'> * 27 am Sun»#« wnuht a >• pm. Barometer rerilin® at 9 -V    p m    'Jt    Jt. Relaiivv humidiiy at    9    »    pm    31 Lueders, Hamlin, Throck Children in Poiio Ward Four polio patients were admitted to the Hendrick Memorial Hospital polio ward .Monday, but their doctor reported none in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. He said that none of the four have suffered serious muscle involvement as yet. .All are still in isolation. Admittance of the four brought the number of patients in the Hendrick polio ward to 23. Five patients were discharged over the week end. The new cases are: Sam Massey. 9. son of Mr and Mrs. S. C Massey of Throckmorton. At first Usted as a “possible.” his case was later confirmed as pt)ho. Karen Smith 3. and Karl Smith, 2. daughter and son of Mr. and .Mrs. G. A. Smith of Luetlers. Violence Threat Closes 2 Schools By THE ASSOCIATED PRESvS Telephoned threats of violence led to the closing of two public in their city of 5.000. The tion city has about 1.200 Negroes and officials said 67 .Negroes were en-.    .    . „    ,    ......    ,    i    rolled in elementary schools. Some schools    again    Tuesday    at    Milford.    ,^,.^^^^0 children remained away Del.,    possible    court    action loomed    from school Tuesday, at Hillsboro, Ohio, and a strike    Strike    Continued of w hite students    continued    at    i    At Madison, W. Va., Boone Coun- Madison W. Va    i    School Supt, Clarence Tamplin ! reported a strike of white students was continuing and that the Board ! of Education had made    “no definite decision” on school    segrega- Elsewhere in the South the segregation situation continued calm, with no incidents reported. At Milford. Dr. Raymond C. Cobbs, school superintendent, ordered the schools closed after re- tion. Some 15 to 20 students went on strike at Sherman high school at against admitting three Negroes. There are about 700 students in the school. porting telephoned threats of vio-    Va..    yesterday    in    protest lence if Negroes were allowed to attend classes in the previously all-white high school, Boggs Won’t Comment Delaware Gov. J. Caleb Boggs declined comment. .A scheduled parade featuring the Milford high school band was canceled. School doors were shut yesterday after the school board learned of a protest march planned by anti-iniegrationists. Plans to reopen them were abandoned shortly after 8 a m. t<xlay. Dr Cobbs said in a statement: “.Members of the Board of Education since making au earlier announcement have received numerous calls threatening violence in case any Negro chikjfen attend school. “In the interest of the safely Autopsy Ordered In Womon's Deoth DALL.AS iP—A medical autopsy has been ordered for the body of Mrs. Blanche Clara Runck, 69. who burned to death in a fire that apparently started in her bedroom early Sunday. The blaze, of unde-termmed origin, was reported at 4:15 a m. by Mrs. Runck’s son, Lewis F. Runck Jr. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. Sept. 21 (AP)—The U.N. Assembly as its first business today overrode Soviet demands and shelved for 1954 any action on the tension-ridden question of seating Red China. The vote was 43-11. It was the third straight year the Assembly had taken such action. Today’s vote was virtually the same as that last year, when a similar proposal was approved 44-10. Denmark switched from the affirmative to the negative to account for the single additional vote cast against the proposal. Vote Then Was 42-7 The vote tw’o years ago was 42-7. Britain and France joined the United States in urging postponement of action, even though Britain has recogni-ied the Red Chinese government. The British told the Assembly this was not the time to consider the question. The roll call was on a pro- ‘ posal by Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American delegate, to put off the issue for this year. The Assembly conven-ed todav is expected to ad-i m    M    In journ in December.    JwllOUS    AOOlIl Burma Opposes Vote The nations voting against the Lodge resolution were Burma, White Russia, Czechoslovakia. Denmark, India, Norway, Poland, Sweden. Soviet Ukraine. Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Abstaining ‘ were Afghanistan. Eg>i>t. Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen. After this decision the Assembly elected Eelco N. van Kleffens. former foreign minister of the Netherlands, as president for this year. He received 45 votes. Prince W an Waithayakon, foreign minister of Thailand, had wdthdrawm from the contest but got 3 votes. Twelve countries abstained. The Assembly will complete its organization tomorrow with the election of seven vice presidents and seven committee chairmen, who will serve as its steering body. Just before the vote on the Red China issue, Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, outgoing president and sister of India’s Prime Minister .Nehru. slapped down by a stern ruling an attempt by V. K. Krishna Menon. her brother’s top adviser on foreign affairs, to throw the whole question over to a later time in the Assembly session. Hadn't Had Chance Menon protested that he h^ not had a chance to debate the issue. He said the proposal for postponement was out of order. Krishna Menon insisted the .Assembly must await a report of the Credentials Committee for a debate on the whole issue. Mrs Pandit ruled that the Assembly by deciding to take up the Lodge resolution had decided what it wanted to do. The Soviet Union’s first deputy foreign minister, .Andrei Y. Vish-iiisky. made the same diplomatic maneuver as last year by raising the question as the session opened. He waited only until Mrs. Pandit had made her good-by speech as .Assembly president. Work ‘Can’t Succeed’ Vishinsky said the work of the U N. canned succeed until the Red See RED CHIN.A. Pg. 10-A. Col. S NEWS INDEX SICTION A Womon’l now* Oil SICTION • Sporti iditerioU . . • • Comics    .,»••• Cloiiiliod ods ..... Radio & TV Farm A MarkoH 4. S 12 2, 1 4 5 é. 7 f Linda Kay W’alson, 11. daughter , gf gu t^e children the board here-. of Mr. ami Mrs. E. R. W’alson of Hamlin. AU four children are fine,” the doctor said. doing 7th Juror Named For Gaither Trial by serves notice that the schools are closed until further notice.” School Guarded Five policemen guarded the school and tension was reported mounting in the southeastern Delaware community Harry E Majhew, one ol the    vviiiur«4 i*’ RiMi four members of the school board. I    ,„urder re.signed. but did not discuss the    Motuiay. reasons for his action. There was ers were addmi to the panel Tucs | vote for the death penally, day Judge Owen Thoma.s adminu'- j    21    Dismissed Bv C.K0KC.1A NELSON Reporter-New s. Staff W riter .ANSON. Sept. 21—Another day. possibly longer, is expecuwi to b«' rt'quired for ctmipletion of a jury Gaither on no imnmluite decision as to w heth er U Negro pupils would be al A L Mullins. Lueders; a farmer Pros«H*uiion attorneys ai-e quah fying all jurors on their fcolio abtiiit the death penalty. Out of 3^ veniremen qucsiumed the first two days of the trial, 10 were excused by the court bei'au-se they said that under no circuinstanc'es w ould the. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.. Sept. 21 (ÆV—The U. S. delegation made public today a report accusing the Soviet Union of having no serious desire to negotiate on the subject of disarmament. The document reviewed disarmament talks held at U. N. directions in London last May and June. It said the Russians tried to employ these sessions as a platform for “glib distortions to support the propaganda slogan ‘ban the bomb.’ ” 19 Secret Meetings The State Department white paper I'eleased by U. S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Ixidge Jr. is called “The Record on Disarmament.” It consists of a Ü. S. review of 19 secret meetings in the British capital of a subcommittee of five powers on the U. .N. Disarmament CMnmission. ‘ The discussions obviously did not result in the discovery of an acceptable solution,” the report said. It added, “Nevertheless, in our view they served several constructive purposes.” The paper listed among these constructive purposes the agreement by the four Western powers present at the talks (Britain. France, Canada and the United States) on “the establishment of an international control organ aiid the phasing and timing of the various elements of a disarmament program” Complete Unity It .said the four Western powers showed complete unity both in substance and tactics. The Soviet Union, the report declared, failed to split the Allies. On the Soviet Union’s stand the report claimed Russia “t«)ok more rigid positions than ever before, making it completely clear—where formerly there might have been a doubt-that it will ncg permit a control organ to take any effective action in case violation of a disarmament disagreem nt and . . . clandestine violations of a disarmament program.” lowed to take up their high sch«H^ ^    seventh    juror    ; 1 studies I School boiird pre.sident IVan Kimmell said that in addition to the telephone calls, a delegation of citizens opjHLNcd to integraliun came to his home abwit mulnighl .Monday night and told him that some of their number had “gotten out of hand and there might be violence " Kimmell said the .sch«K>l board members were n«>t threaiemxl at ■ any time.4>ut that the delegation 1 might take a few nimutes after 6 p m Tues day June 17 Death Gaither is on trad in UNth Di.< Iriet Court on a charge of munler with maiice in connection with the death of Abilene Policeman Jimmy 8))ann last June 17 Spann duHi of wounds rtwiveii in a blaz ing gun battle at Merkel while at tempting to ane>t Gaither Jurors chosen, in the orvler of their seUH'tion. are B I Perkins, Rt 2 Merke! whole- WREC KED TRUCK AND TRAIN — Cnnwh start to gathor at the scene of the wrecked New York Central streamliner a short time after it crashed into a gravel truck, foreground, at Monroe crossing near Mattoon. 111. The truck driver lost his life and 28 passengers of IJie wrecked train were injured.    ^ ! indicated violcni'c  .......-    farmer , place if .Negro pupils tried to enter.    ^ jlhe school.    dealer At HiUsbtiro, a small southwest-,    Magee. Anson farmer ern Ohio city, Negroes planimi to '    Cai lile. Slatiford. real go to court in an effort to get j    insurance their children into previousb’ all-white schotilrooms Hillsboro ofticials sakl. however, that there was no school segrega Juilge Thomas has di mLsed 2i veniremen for various causes The state ha.s ustxl thrtn* of its 15 per emptory challenges and the de fense has invokiHi the peremplorv challenge eight times IVfense Attoiney Peter Briola's melhoils of questioning \etureme»' drew reprimands from Judge Thomas refieaiixlly Frequently urging that the ex aminations be sptHsled up, the Cool Air Arrives; Fall Close Behind Official arrival of tall isn t due until 7 56 am ThurstLny but Abilene shi\er**d Tuesday as a “norther" blew into the area. Tuesday’s high t«*mpt*rature of a cxKil 88 degrees was the lowest since June 4 when the high mark \*as 87 The Weather Bureau at Municipal .Airport said that a cool front frxmi the northciu part of the nation brouKhl the cool air masses into Abilene Kore.ast tor Weilnestlay and Thursday . alls for mor« of tha same cool weather. AbiUitian Chostn On Textbook Group BEAl MDNT. Sept 21 i^v^ Th« Texas Assn ol School Boards set up an advisi>ry committee today to work With the State Board of Edu- judge has in many instances taken    on    textbooks. in T T Bingnanv Anson, bor»kkeep-er W C Storey, Stamford; einplovc of West Texas UtilUies Co. over to clarify Briola’s questions Four times Briola challencgetl veniremen tor cause, was 0 errul cd by the i-ourt ami then Imik ex ceptum to the court’s rulings As one veniremen 1 ft the court ro4»m after questioning. Judge Thomas commented. “The recor«^ shows that counsel tor the detenst used 30 minutes in exanumng the Ste G.UTHER. Pg. 19-A. C«l. t The group and the textbm»k com-miltee will meet and study rulci fur picking textbooks. Then the groups will advi.se the «tale boat'd James Reyniond. profikient of th* school board« group, chose for the advisory committa# Mt« W' F, hers of Beaumont. Mm. Geofg« 8winney of Abilene, W P. Watlae« Jr of Del Kio and Mo«« Qkwer* man of Lockhart. ;

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