Abilene Reporter News, September 29, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 29, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1954, Abilene, Texas COOLER; SHOWERS "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Associated ABILENE. TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPT. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IQc SEN. PAT MCCARRAN Mh to die Jenner to Question Wotkins About Hearing on McCarthy WASHINGTON (fi Signs of a gathering storm over the proposed censure of Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) became clearer today as chair- man Jenner' (R-Ind) of the Senate Rules Committee disclosed he in- tends to call Sen. Watkins (R-Utah) for questioning. Among other things. Jenner said in an interview, he wants to find out why Watkins "conducted a one man hearing" as chairman of the special committee of three Repub- licans and three Democrats who unanimously recommended Senate censure of McCarthy for certain aspects of his conduct. This was a reference to a dosed hearing at which Watkins ques- tioned the Senate parliamentarian, Charles L. Watkins, about the va- lidity of a Senate Elections sub- committee which issued a report critical of McCarthy on Jan. 2, 1953. Figwed in Charges One of the counts on which the special committee recommended McCarthy be censured was that he was "contemptuous, contuma- CHATTING, SHAKING HANDS Sen.McCorran Drops Dead After Talk to Demo Rally HAWTHORNE, Nev. Sen. Pat McCarran of Nevada, a lone wolf Democrat who battled national Democratic administra- tions most of his 22 years in Wash- ington, died last mo- ments after a vigorous speech aimed at strengthening his waning grip on state Democratic circles. The 78-year-old lawmaker, fourth in Senate seniority, collapsed as he walked up an aisle surrounded by well-wishers following a Demo- cratic rally in this western Nevada town- Chatting and shaking hands, the white haired McCarran suddenly fell to the floor of the civic center. He was pronounced dead 20 min- utes later after two doctors had worked over him with a respira- tor. Occlusion Responsible Dr. E. F. Hanson, Mineral Coun- ty health officer, said McCarran died of a coronary blocking of a blood vessel leading to the heart. McCarran's death was the ninth of a senator in this session of Con- gress. The Republicans have 48 Senators, the Democra' 46 and one is independent, Wayne Morse of Oregon. Republican Gov. Charles Russell, in Las Vegas on a campaign tour, would not discuss his choice- for a successor, but presumably he will appoint a Republican. Whether he will name a succes- sor before the November election was a matter of speculation. The governor is running for a second erm and many feel he will wait until after November. "Nevada has lost a great citizen and a great was the governor's only comment. Only last week McCarran came Hit in support of the state Demo- cratic lineup that includ- ed men the fiery senator had for- got politically for years. Broke With Truman While McCarran often voted with ;he Roosevelt administration on do- mestic issues, he rarely went along Author James Street Is Dead CHAPEL HILL, N.C. James Street collapsed at a meet- ing here last night and died shortlj afterward. Street, who wrote 'The Gaunt- let." "Tap "Goodbye, M> Lady." and other best-sellers, suf- fered a heart attack after present- ing awards at a meeting of the North Carolina Associated Press broadcasters. He would have been 52 Oct. 15 He had lived in Chapel Hill, home of the University of North Caro- lina, since Street quit school at 15 to work for a Laurel, Miss., newspaper. He had beer, a Baptist minister, news reporter, circus hand, hobo, pub licity campaigner for the late Sen Theodore Bilbo, Associated Press staff member and a Hearst feature writer. with President Truman. By then, McCarran wielded a strong voice in the Senate. He was head of the judiciary through which most legislation had a seat on the powerful Appropriations Commit purse strings of Congress He opposed Truman's efforts to open the door to displaced persons from southern and eastern Europe and at the same time led the bat tie for recognition of Franco Spain Funeral arrangements have no been made. 1st Real Norther Edges Into Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The first real norther of the .fall season edged into Texas Wednes- day. By night temperatures are ex- pected to go down to near 40 de- grees in the Panhandle. The front is expected in North Central Texas Wednesday night and temperatures there during Thursday are forecast to stay in drop of 20 degrees. The cooler weather will-slow I down as it goes down Texas and not make much change in temper-1 atures farther downstate. Chances are good that the front will touch off rains when it bumps into the warm Gulf air. The fore- cast calls for widely scattered showers in the Panhandle ar.i South Plains Wednesday afternoon and night and Thursday, in north central Texas Wednesday night, in the southern portion of North Cen- tral Texas Thursday and in East and South Central Texas Wednes- day night and Thursday. The front moved straight out of Canada and dumped snow on Wyoming and Colorado before it got to the Lone Star state. Tuesday, thunderstorms struck in East Texas and along the Gulf coast. College Station had gusts of wind up to 40 miles an hour and zero visibility during a storm. Rainfall totals to a.m. Wednesday include: Galveston .77 inch, Beaumont .39. Houston .24, Victoria .06 and Marfa, in West Texas. .07. Low minimum temperatures ranged from 52 at Dalhart to 82 at Palacios. Amarillo had a low of 58, Lub- bock 60, El Paso 64, Lufkin 74, Houston, Tyler, Abilene and San Angelo 76, Del Rio and Waco 77, San Antonio and Austin 78, Laredo, Dallas and Fort Worth 79, Beau- mont 80 and Corpus Christi 81. (No Pickup) Cool Front May Trigger Rains Here Possible showers were forecas for Abilene and vicinity Wednes day afternoon and Thursday morn ing in advance of a coo! fron! moving in from the northwest. The U. S. Weather Bureau sail the cool front is expected to ar rive here sometime after mid night, probably near dawn Thurs day. The front Wednesday morning was in the Dalhart area in the Panhandle. Radar at the weather station here was picking up indications of rain in the Anson area Wed ncsday morning. The precipitation area was 25 miles in diameter, a weather observer said. Very light rain fell in Abilene about 8 o'clock Wednesday morn ing but no rainfall was resordec at the weather station at Munici- pal Airport west of town. The cool front is expected to drop temperatures from a high Wednesday of 90 degrees to a high Thursday of 75 to SO degrees. The low Wednesday night is expected to range from 60 to 65 degrees. dous and denunciatory" toward be Elections subcommittee in His M51-M52 investigation of bis finan- cial affairs. In one of his main lines of de- fense against the censure charges, McCarthy challenged the legal status of the Elections subcommit- It was agreed to put the ques- ion up to the Senate parliamen- arian. Since parliamentarian no relative of Sen. xen ill, the committee and Mc- Carthy's lawyer. Edward Bennett Williams, agreed to submit a set of questions. However the parlia- mentarian later was questioned in Sen. Watkins' office. Gmled Williams subsequently protested that the questions asked by Sen. Watkins went beyond the scope of those agreed on in advance. Wil- liams asked to cross-examine the parliamentarian and his requesl was granted. Jenner has been conducting hear- ings on proposed "codes of fair play" for Senate investigating com mittees. He said he wants to ques tion Sen. Watkins as part of that study. In its report recommending thai McCarthy be censured, the special committee urged four changes in Senate rules. The group suggested they take effect next January with the" start of the new Congress. No One-Man Shows Under one offhe proposed rules changes, no witness would be re quired to testify before fewer than .wo members of a committee un- ess the committee, by majority vote, had authorized a one man learing. Other recommended changes would bar the questioning of wit nesses except by committee mem 5ers or authorized staff personnel, and would forbid the disclosure o testimony taken in closed sessions except by majority vote of tto committee involved. Jenner said the Senate knew his committee was making a "dili- gent" study of rules changes to jovera congressional investigations and that he didn't think the Sen- ate would act on tne'lsroposals of the special committee. He said the rules committee would submit its report before the next Congress meets. Urge Public Rebuke In addition to the count involving alleged contempt of the Elections subcommittee itself, the special committee recommended that Mc- Carthy be publicly and officially rebuked for allegedly denouncing language "unworthy" of a senator and for allegedly "inexcusable" and "reprehensible" abuse of Brig. Dulles Threatens To Pull Out GIs Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker at a hsai ing in New York last winter. The Senate is to reconvene Nov week after the congression- al elections to take 'up the cen- sure charge. McCarthy's friends in the Senate have indicated they intend to put up a determined fight. Jenner pre- dicted that "many words will be spoken." McCarthy, who has .been in se- clusion since the committee report was issued Monday, is scheduled to discuss it in an NBC television show The on Sun- day. Texas Okays Bridge, Tie With Oklahoma Toll Road AUSTIN Highway Com- mission promised today Texas will participate 50-50 with Oklahoma in cost of a new toll-free bridge and will build a four-lane divided highway to tie into the proposed Oklahoma toll road north ol Wichita Falls. The commission attached two conditions to the promise: One, that right of way in and throi'-' Wichita Falls and thence to the Red River is promptly secured: and two. that adequate toll free facilities from the proposed new Red River bridge northward along 581 and 277 arc assured. The Wichita County commission- er court has pledged to get the of way. The Texas commission noted the Highway Dcnartment "has nn authority to build or to assist iji building any lypc or any part of a highway facility on which a tn'l-or any other form of tax is Ir-vicd traffic desiring to toiler upon, travel, over, or exist from such facility." A Wichita County delegation which In support of the project yesterday said Oklahoma officials htvc Indented the point at which the toll would be paid would be pulled back 7 miles on so from the river at RandletU That would allow motorists a choice of taking the toll road nor'ii or going on Highway 281 or 277: The commission action was in response to a request from the Wichita County group for assur- ance of Highway Department co- opcratioii. Oklahoma wanted a promise that Texas would program the con- struction for completion by July, 1957. The Texas commission's res- olution said only that the work will be completed "not later than the time the proposed Oklahoma toll road is ready for operation." Commission Chairman E. H. Thornton Jr. said yesterday it was inconceivable that Texas would "leave hanging in the air" a road Oklahoma built to the boundary river. A Texas delegation boasted the proposed Sooner State toll rood ami wai alw interested in eventual construction of expressway from Lubbock to Wichita Kails. The Tcxai group relayed to lite commission an Oklahoma request for assurance Uul a Tun tie-up would be provided. Thornton, although apparently ta favor of the tie-up which would run.from Wichita Falls to the Red River, nsked: "What does Oklahoma Texas people to ride a free lane Texas facility to thi Red River, then have to make a choice between an inadequate two-lane facility or paying to rii'e on a four-lane toll road in Lee Sellers. Wichita Falls Cham- ber of Commerce member, toid Thornton lie thought it was im- material to Oklahoma whether Texas builds a free road or a toll road from Wichiti Falls to the Oklahoma rood. But Sellers, who did most of the talking for the Texas group, said he volume of traffic moving out ol Wichita Falls to Oklahoma would justify the controllcd-access ex- pressway his delegation wants. Highway Engineer D. C. Greer and the commission agreed with Sellers. Thornton, who (too serves on the Texas Turnpike Authority, Mid he wanted It understood he la not, op- posed, to toll roads where feasible but don not believe they ire the answer to most Texas' TOM Dtedi. Missing Boy's Body Is Found SIOUX CITY, Iowa body wlieved to be that of Jimmie Jrcmmer, 8. object of a vast search since his mysterious dis- appearance a month ago, was :ound today in a farm field about :wo miles northwest of Sioux City. The body was mangled and the lead had been severed. Russell White, assistant chief of police at Sioux City, said he was "almost certain" the body was that of the Bremmer boy. The bodj- was discovered by Plymouth county highway mainte- nance employes who were erecting snow fences in the area. Discovery of the body came one day after a mass search through- out five-county area. Jimmie, son of Mr. and Mrs Joseph H. Bremmer, a family ol modest means, was last seen by a companion near the Bremmer home the night of Aug. 31. Two days later a 50-year-ol( itinerant salesman was arreslcd and is being held for questioning He admitted talking to the boy the night he disappeared. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES osks to be hong-d becauu he joys ghoft of slain portntr haunting him. Page 16-A. KING will foci a five-column ballot In Nov. 2 general tltction. 14-A. MISINISS World SerlM to monw-moktr. Poat 12.A. PROXY Jane Bush Jackson of Jack- soil Heights, N. Y., smiles prettily.-while talking to her newly-wed husband, Air Force IrtJPIliUp Robert Jackson, in Japan. The marriage was completed by contract under common law and without the regulation marriage license. A friend of the lieutenant held a power of attorney to "stand in" for him at the Harrisburg, Pa., wedding site. (AP) Doctor Says Insanity Not Red Necessity SAN ANTONIO HH-An Army psychiatrist testifying at the court- martial of Cpl. 0aude Batchelor disagreed today that only a person mentally deranged would accept Communism. Col. Albert Glass of Washington wss asked by Batchelor's attorney, Joel Westbrook: "Do you agree vith me that communism is a false belief that only a person mentally deranged would Glass answered: "No. We have certain number of members of the Communist party here in this country." Glass and Maj. Henry Segal, both of Walter Reed Medical Cen- er in Washington, testified yester- day the Kermit, Tex., soldier knew from wrong" while a pris- oner of the Communists in Korea. Batchelor. 22, is charged with collaborating with the enemy and telling on fellow POWs while a wisoner. He has been oc trial nearly a month. He denied he ever informed on fellow prisoners and claims he is innocent of collaboration by reason of temporary insanity. Glass interviewed Batehelor when the latter was arrested here in March. Segal interviewed the soldier when Batchelor was return- ed to U.S. Army control -after changing his mind about staying with the Communists. Glass testified that in his opin- ion Batchelor was free of menta defects during his captivity ani able to tell "right from wrong.' Dr. Leon Freedom, Baltimore psychiatrist has testified for the defense by deposition that Batche- lor was a victim of induced poll tical psychosis. 209 Auto Tax Suits Planned Two hundred and nine addition al delinquent-tax suits on automo- biles will be filed soon by the city That was announced Wednesday at the City Tax Department All of the cases involve past-du ad valorem taxes on vehicles. Sorrells t Ford, Abilene attor neys, will represent the city. Any city tax not paid by July of the year following the assess ment year becomes delinquent Collections of delinquent city taxes on all types of property during the past 12 months has to- taled over the office re- ported. THE WEATHER c-s. or cxnnmcE HEATHES MREAC ABILENE AXD VICINITY Partly cloudy and windy Wednesday, hirnlnf oxikr law WtdnoJay PoMlNWy of showtrs Wwlwwiay aRenwoa and day moraine. High ttrnperalan nleht 60 to Hlsh Tharsday 75 to W. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy with scattered Ihandenhowcrs tab aflrrncon and tonlicht and in Math Thurc. ay: wrnba In noun wwt nUat aad Thursday. WEST TEXAS ranty clowJy. scattered EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cVwdy through Thursday with tered showers. TEMfKKATl Wed. A.M. P.M. S3 3-.M S S g .S5 US >Kht to- day ll.niMlw nMW at i SSatiTt'iwiBWiiy' al M M Man kit a.m. li British to Keep Troops in Europe LONDON of State Dulles told the Western world today the United States might have to withdraw its troops from Europe if the current nine- power talks on West German rearmament fail. LONDON Minister Churchill's gwern- ment today pledged to maintain British troops on the European mainland indefinitely as a final inducement to win French approval of West German rearmament, LONDON French sources asserted today the nine-power conference on European defense had ac- cepted a plan by French Premier Pierre Mendes-France to control continental troops and armaments .under1 a seven-nation European pact. The informants made their statements after Mendes- France arid West.German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer conferred for more than an hour this morning, then Joined the second day's full session of the nine-power meeting. .High Allied sources presented a somewhat different picture. They said France and her Allies have tentatively ap- proved a plan where-by controls would be exercised by both the seven-nation authority and the NATO Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Europe, Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther. Details of this compromise formula, they said, have yet to he worked out. Other Western powers had backed a British plan under which control of troops and armaments would be exercised hy the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to which a free and rearmed Ger- many would be admitted as the 15th member. The French sources said Mendes- France's plan was accepted after the Premier agreed ta the simul- taneous admittance of the Bonn government .into the new seven- power NATO, j The seven-power jict woifld be an enlargement of the 1MB, Brus- sels pact, whose present members are France. Britain, the Nether- lands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The new members would be West Germany and Italy. The original pact bound the members to aid each other in case of an attack, especially by Ger- many. Those sections dealing with German aggression are being re- written by the permanent council of the Brussels pact, meeting here simultaneously with the nine for' eign ministers. The French informants spread the word of Allied acceptance among newsmen following a two- hour morning meeting of the nine foreign ministers. Despite differences outlined in the first session, key delegations expressed cautious optimism last night that the conference could reach agreement in principle this week to give the West Germans sovereignty, and arms. Only West German Secretary of State Walter Hallstein, who acted as interpreter, met with Adenauer and Mendes-France for their talk this morning. A French source described the meeting as cordial and said the stern faced, 78-year-old leader made a "good impression" Mendes France. 52 FOUND Divers Seek 900 Bodies Inside Ferry HAKODATE, Japan Ul Four- teen divers, groping through the mud-clogged compartments of the sunken 'ferry Toya Mara, proceed-, ed slowly today with the recovery of bodies 900 or more be- lieved trapped inside. Fifty two bodies had been lifted from the oily waters of Hat odate harbor, where the ferry cap- siied Sunday in a typhoon with the loss of lives. In all, the roar-jig typhoon, which veered suddenly over north- ern Japan with winds up to miles an hour, killed more than United Slates.and Japanese mil- itary planes and vessels are still searching for bodies and'missing small craft National Rural Police estimat- ed that of persons aboard'the ill-fated ferry, 215 survived, were known dead and 991 were missing. Divers, hampered by poor Visi- bility in the muddy water, Mud scores of dead were piled against the ceiling of the third class dining room. Life preservers were stacked against broken port boles. The mounds of dead trapped in the craft included as es-. timated 40 Americans, most, them servicemen. The first American b brought out today, was identified1 from papers as Cpl Richard A. Heroff of SL Paul, Minn. Pioneer West Texas Theater Owner, H.T.Hodge, 85, Dies Schoolboy Essay Amuses Churchill ST. LOUIS The mother of the British prime minister might be interested in this sentence frsm an essay written by the boy on a school assignment: "Winston Churchill is an unusual he is nearly 80 years old he does the work of a man twice his age." Churchill's secretary, acknow- said "the prime minister was amused." Hunters Get Rabbit CLARKSVlliE, Ark. W An automobile occupied by Eugene Steel. It. and Richard Bridies, 17. left the highway and rolled and cm fw more than M hct The only cMiwtty wu a rabbit killed about IN tact Cran tbt H. T. Hodge, 340 Butter- nut St., pioneer theater owner and operator of.West Texas, died in JHendrick Memorial Hospital at 8 a.m. Wednesday. He had been seriously ill three days. Sir. Hodge was born near Montgomery. Ala., on Oct. 16, 1868. He moved to Lee County, Texas, with his parents at the age of 4. He moved to Abilene in 1912. Until 10 years ago, he had op- erated the Hi H Theaters in West Texas, including theaters at Stam- for, Merkel.and Ballinger. Jle had been in the theater business for more than 40 rears. His three sons now manage the theater chain. Clnrck Mr. Hodge had been active in church work in Abikne. He was a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church and an honorary steward of that church. He served several years as a steward in the First Methodist Church. He was a benefactor of McMurry Col- lege. Survivors are his wife; three 90M, S. J. Hodjt of Stamford, Norman of Mertd aid J. Howard Hodft ti Midland; and W. D. and Mrs. S. P. Nwraith, both W AbileM, aid Mi. 0. B. Ulrd of Odena. Funtral wiU ba M 1 H. T. HODGE Thursday at iht Evangelical 1 odist Church. The J. H. 1 blen will officiate, by pastor, the Rev. F. E. GUmthj Burial will be IB Cedar tV Cemetery. Kikcr-- Warrm rsl Home will bt in rangemtiiU. Grandtoiu bmrerj and church wiU ;