Abilene Reporter News, October 6, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 6, 1954, Abilene, Texas MORE RAINS POSSIBLE®l)e Abilene 3^eporterMDRNING"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" ByronVOL. LXXIV, NoE 111 Atsociaied Press (AP>    ABILENE.    TEXAS.    WEDNESDAY    MORNING,    OCT.    6,    1954—TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe PAID $10,000 Bribe of FHA Offical Bared WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 .ft—AI Cassel ¿aid he later made the Washington architect testified to- payment in cash in three install-day Clyde L. Powell demanded ments. DISCORD! Flalbush Is Shaken By Divorce NEW YORK, Oct. 5 4») — The Marilyn Monroe-Joe DiMaggio split up had severe repercussions in Brooklyn today  the combined Monroe-DiMaggio Fan Club also reached the parting of the ways. Rosylyn Simakow’, head of the Joe Di.Maggio group, said they agreed entirely with reports that Joe w as irked about Marilyn’s publicity picture.s. “Too revealing for Banking Committee to include    salary    in    the    period    from    i    a    married    woman.”    she told a re- Red Plan for Atomic and was paid $10,000 in cash to The committee devoted the en- approve a $709,000 increase in the tire day to testimony about Pow FHA loan commitment on a Ne- gips activities. Earlier witnesses testified that Powell gambled heavily, borrowed Control Hearing gro apartment project here. The testimony by Albert I. Cassel, who said he made the payment, was the first in six months of hearings before the Senate from builders whose loan insur-' ance he approved, and deposited $138,365 more than his net govern- inention of direct demands for money by any government housing official, although numerous irregularities have been charged. Powell, who was ousted last April as director of rental housing for the Federal Housing Administration, took the stand a short time later and refused for the third time to answer any questions, He again claimed his constitutional right under the Fifth Amendment to avoid giving testimony which might incriminate him. Chairman C a p e h a r t ' R-Ind> a.sked if Powell would refuse to talk “regardless of how simple the questions might be ” **My answer will remain the same.” Powell answered. Before he took the stand his at-torneA. Daniel B .Maher, told the committee that Powell is under subpoena to appear beiore a fed- 1945 until his discharge last April. John C. Bard, a Government Accounting Office employe, said that Powell’s net F'H.A salary from 1945 to April 1954, after withholding tax and other deductions, amounted to $75,793 with an additional $4,471 paid for reimbursable travel expenses. During that period, Bard testified. Powell deposited in the Riggs National Bank here $101,220 in cash and $117,410 in checks, a total of $218,630, or $i;i8,365 more than hLs net salary. porter. Martin Balan, chief of tl)e Marilyn enthusiasts fall males) in the club, said he had personally spent $25 on long distance telephone calls trying to reach Marilyn in Hollywoixl to persuade her to keep the marriage going. The clubs combined nine months ago, when Joe and Marilyn were married. In time. Balan and Miss Simakow began keeping company j themselves. Whether their friend-' ship was at an end be^'ause of the differences over Joe and Marilyn was not quite clear. Marilyn Files Suit, But Joe Stays Home HOLLYWOOD. Oct. 5 <.4*—Mari- eisco; date of the separation. Sept. oral grand jury tomorrow. The    „.,11,    ;    27, just before DiMasgio went East grand jury prol>e of Powells at-, ■    . ^ i to cover the World Series for a tivities was ordered by .\tty. Gen. i eniolional upset and a \irus, sued |    gnd    said there are no Brownell.    I    I    children and no community prop- Cassel said Powell demanded the - " the former baseball hero $10,000 payment when he went to {    comfortable down-,    principals have beem Powell’s office seeking an in- j s>ta»rs in the home they still share. ,    seclusion in their English-style creased loan commitment on May-; The suit, filed in nearby Santa Reverly Hills home since Miss fair Mansions. He said Powell told ! Monica through her attorney. ^jQj^j-oe    surprised Hollywood with him that unless the monev was ; charged mental cruelty but cited ,    breakup yester- paid, the increase would not l>e ‘ no specific instances.    , Russians Still WanI Bomb Ban UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. Oct. S i The U, N. Steering Committeo I recommended today that tho i General Assembly consider Moscow’s new plan for atomic control. This action was taken without a record vote at a short meeting of 'the committee as Russian sources let it be known Moscow still stands for prohibition of the atomic and hydrogen bombs immediately and before any system of control is established. These developments came ai Yugoslavia’s foreign minister, Koca Popovic, waxing optimistic with the solution of the Trieste dispute w’ith Italy, called on the East and West to abandon cold 1 war policies and try a new ap-- proach to international cooperation. He said lessening of world tension had created the proper atmosphere for such a move. Okay With Lodge U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. offered no objection when Russia’s Adrei Y. Vishinsky asked the Steering Committee to recommend Assembly action on the Russian atomic plan, put be- approved. NEWS INDEX The former star outfielder of the i    She's    All    Upset New York Yankees caused the j The actress’ attorney. Jerr>-screen’s No. 1 box office attraction Giesler, held an hour and a halt ilJ    Assembly    last    Thursday .«.« ...u k, B.b «.t.„ - n..,!..    »y    Vishinsky    after    a    long    attack DOWNTOWN ABILENE STREETS. WET WITH RAIN . . . CvT>ress St. glistens under night lights 4 10 SECTION A n«wt    .    . Oil »»•wt    -    .    ■ SECTION • E4*teri«lt ............ 2 R«4io-TV »Of ........ 2 So« ft! ............. 4-5 Comic« .  ............ • Form, morliot*.......... 9 ‘ grievous mental suffering and an I guish” through no fault of hers, the action said. Just as her attorney had predicted, it was an “innocuous” complaint of the type often filed by parting Hollywood folk. The brief document which spelled an end to one of the year's most celebrated marriages gave the date of the wedding. last Jan. 14 in San Fran- BIG SPRI.N’G, Oct. 5 The Big the Communists after the Korean Spring draft board chairman «luib armisi ¡c'è He ch today, saying his conscience made conference with Miss Monroe today and later reported her “upset physically and emotionally.” When he served the divorce papers on DiMaggio in the downstairs living room the ex-athleie accepted them “very complacently and very decently,” Giesler said. The attorney told newsmen there is no need for a property settlement “because there is no property involved What she has earned is hers. What he has earned is his ■’ If DiMaggio decides not to contest the divorce it could go to trial "Si “Sh"    ■" months away. They’re Still Friendly Area Gets Soaked By Welcome Rain WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Mvmldpal Airport Total for Year . Normal for Year . 909 Hickory St. .. 2225 Edgemont ... Drought - stricken farmers Batchelor Case Moves Draft Official to Quit Hf.nfa„ in AbHane. aa -»rded ! along nof to suffer front the rain-1 „ Something happened in Abilene Tuesday that delighted almost every    person in the    Key City    and surrounding    area. It rained nearly all day. Some ; 1.20 to .50 inch. ^..... ’    Fanned by Winds area, too    ‘    ‘ cipal .Airport, amounted to .64 inch up to 10 p.m. Tuesday. In other parts of the city rainfall was gauged from a high of Moisture which built up over 1450 Clinton .......... 12    55   18.10   80  1.20 .90 on the United States. Vishinsky also asked that his proposal be treated as a separate item, but Lodge balked. He and Henri Hoppenot, France, said it should be taken up concurrently with the reoort of the Disarmament Commission, which is slated to be first on if« agiutdn of the PoWtlcal ConwiMlÉMN' This would gtvt ceosideration to the Moscow plan before the committee takes up President Eisenhower’s atoms for peace plán. .................. I which Lodge will handle for the ..................... President. But Lodge wants the .»lUlSllUk: esisis.ss wv...    ,    fOvHJ    C Ofh the area, fanned by easterly winds ' *    ;    *    i    .    iAra.uvi.i,    ------ Monday, and a cool front along the ¡’j** ‘    *     >    Eisenhower    plan    to    be    a    separate Texas Panhandle, triggered the    .50 showers    ^    .................. 857 E\ 13th 2233 Walnut item and appears willing the Ru.ssian item move on and off Cool, cloudy weather wuh light ceda7:..'.V. ..... •    lozD       '    .American    plan. Thè slow , drizzling rain started ! throughout the area were cheered about 6:30 Tuesday morning and ! by the crop-saving rains. Winter him do it because of the Ue sentence given Cpl. Claude Batchelor, who was convicted of playing the Communist game in Korea. Batchelor. 22. was given a life and returneii to the ,,eM?*'utrSfd:r;c;o.'b.vn.c weather Bureau at Muni SO he might stay that long.” He wrote; “My conscience will not let    DiMaggio    has    been    living    y    A    HOUSING    LOANS Ive a part ot dratiing young men | downstairs since the separation. Miss .Monroe missed work at her studio yesterday and again today and there was no indication when she would go back. Giesler said the matter of a news conference at term Thursday by an army court- i who might later l>e subject to the martial at Ft Sam Houston on a ’ severe punishment that was render-charge of collaborating with the , ed Cpl Claude Batchelor, enemy atter he was captured dur-1 “Although I cannot tolerate an.v- iivg the Korean Wgr. He is from j one who would collaborate with ......... I Communists. 1 am still of the opin- ^ ^jnch one or both members of the l>rafi Board Chairman H W ; ion that the (>ourt did not take mto i    couple might cite reasons Wright, a Navy veteran of World consideration that this boy was only I    split is still up in the air War II. said lie was again.st col- 16 years old when he enjere<l mili- pending Miss Mmiroe's recovery, laboration with the'Communists by j tary service, and that you and 1'    announcement    yesterday anyone but that he believed Batche-1 know that a large i>er cent of the    blameil    “incompatibility” lor did it because he was brain i older men could not stand up under    career    conflict.    DiMaggio    has washed.    severe    punishment    and    hrain Batchelor was one of 23 .Americans who elected to remain with washing that the Communists are able to force iqxm their prisoners ’’ rematneti silent. BY ANSON JURY Oilmon Indicted In Wife's Death •ANSON, Oct S iRNS —A mur • Gaither's wile. .Mr*.. Patricia der with malice indictment was Gaither, who was being held at leiurned against an An.son oilman ^Anson on two counts of robbery here Tuesday by a 104th District ! with firearms, has Ihh'ii leleastHl, Court grand jury.    1    Ji’dge    Thoma.s    said Hf l.fh«rle. Awards, i..d.rtad'    '>‘■>1’ German Air Line Revival Due Soon Abilenion Convicted On 5 Fraud Counts rain overspread the entire Abi-    ........................ lene area all day Tuesday. Ballinger ..................... Heaviest rainfall in the area was Breckenridge................. one inch reported at Anson. Clyde    ..................... as close behind with a reading Buffalo Gap ................. 85 and Cisco and Tuscola both    ........................ received .75    |    Childress ..................... Trace at Bronte    Clyde ......................... Other readings reported in the colemau ..................... area were; Ballinger. 11; Brecken-, Haskell ....................... ridge. .06; Bronte, trace; Buffalo Hnox City ................... Gap. 70; Childress, .23; Coleman. |    ’..................... Haskell. 23; Knox City. 1.0 .11 .06 Tr. .70 Duels With Lloyd \'ishinsky crossed verbal swords with Selwyn Lloyd. Britain, over Lloyd’s speech to the Assembly ,73 yesterday. Lloyd said Vishinsky .23 ‘ had devoted much time to attack-.85 i ing the United States and the West .50 with old phrases. He called on .23 Vishinsky to answer several ques-.08 ’ tions about the Moscow * atomic .TO I plan. Vishinsky said Lloyd had .31: been “hardly courteous,” but .50; Haskell. 23; ixnox viiy. «>; Hotan...........................—       -    - Merkel. .70: Rotan. .31; Santa    Anna....»..............50    ' Lloyd told the cornmittee he would Anna, 50; San .Angelo. .13; Stam-    jan .Angelo.....................»' lord, iraee; W.nUrs, 40; and Win-    Stamford.....................Tr.    Aushinsky would «grel it    h. gate. 50.    Tuscola ........................75    *    reflected on it. Lloyd pointed out Most of the rain was accom-    wingate  ..................50;    Vishinsky was not even m the l.l'BBtK'K.    Oct.    5 - A U.    S. j B.    Dooley    submilled    onlv    five    of |    ^y thunder and lightning    wmiers......................^    Assembly to hear him. District Court jury Tuesday aft-j the counts to the jury, in effect dis-,    winds or damage    RAINS    The    Russian proposals call for ernoon    found    Weldon L. Russell    missing    the other    five    after    hearing    reported.    El Paso........................Tr.,    elimination of atomic and hydnn The hot weather took a tumble    Midland .......................58;    gen weapons after a complicated Deliberated 3« Minutes    Tuesday's    showers    .Wstin .......................'■*    ^    ^    accom- The jury deliberated abmit 301 High temperature in Abilene fell    jchita Falls...................42    plished.  __ minutes before returning its ver- i to a cool 78-degrees with the low  -- Judge Joseph B. Dooley set Rus- i djd.    being    69 sell's sentencing for 3 p.m. Thurs-j    counts    on which Russell was .    Fartiy    lloudj day.    ,    fuund euiUv were ba.sed on loan ap-1 Partly cloudy weather vMlh ^1 IIWII    --- Jr.. of Abilene guilty on five evidence, counts of an indictment alleging fraud against the government in applications for V.A housing loans». Shivers Demands wnicn nas u» jia.ii.at    ...    ---    ¡    ^aimon,    uran    w.    nuu. r.u-• »»^-*»‘«4    -------- ---    _    _    m b(K'k. and Glen Huls. agent for the    Myers,    and    Lewis    Dexter    ^    nesday    and    Thur.sday.    High tern- ^    A    » company at Haskell, are .sched-    Abilene,    and    Monroe    -    peratures    both    days    are    e'pected    OhAV uled to go on trial here "    t    ¡.'reman,    formerly    .Abilene    i    to    ho\er    around    the    85-degree:    m , I fuund guilty were ba.sed on loan ap-,     ,    .    ... Great Plains Lite Insurant 10.. I    fivp    veterans.: more showers possible is the A’hich has its home office in l.ub-1 j- salmon, Oran W. Huff. Ed-; Weather Bureau forecast for Wed- BONN. Germany F—The West German go\ernment ext>ects to recreate Lutthansa. Germany’s prewar civil air line, by the end of this month    ment Commumcatums .Mmistrx authori- .    Imiicled    bept.    \9 ties said tinlay four .American-; A 4 - count indiclmeiU against pn,ris submitted to the Veterans made Coin air transjwrt ships w ilF Great Plains Life insurance and j Administration on these same Vete-arrive by Nov 1 with German pi- Huls was relumed by a fetieral    in    txmnection    with their loan ■    “    grand jur>* in Dallas Sept 10    atpplications. Russell, whose trial opemni Mon*. Russell did not take the stand as da.v morning on a similar indict- ^    Austin. The ciHints that Judge Dooley disimsseii were based on credit re- lots who ha\e tieen traumi in the Uniteti States. registered 1 50 The line won't start otK'rations j day. was the last of seven Abilen- ^ witness and the only defense l>efoit* early spring, these quarters »aid iam to stand trial here on VA loan | witness to testify in his defense was fraud charges. He was not trieti at wife. in connection with the fatal .shoot mg of his wife. Mr* Mary Edwards. at their Sinclair community home Sept. 19 Edwards will be arraigned before Judge Owen Thomas Wednesday at 10 a m. during the court session here Heavy Docket a motion by District Attorney Tom ^‘G.overnmeiit quarters said they ; the same time as the other .six last! witnesses calltxl to the stand by Todd, who said that exidence was insutficient to convict her are counting on the complete lariticatioit” of West Germany s Gaither    being    held    .at the    sovereignty in this and other    fields Jones County    jail    here    Judge    within the next three weeks Thomas dui not know when Gaither winild Ih* remuviHl to the iH'niten-tiary t»ne ol lU Indict ments The indictment again.st Edwards THE WEATHER May and June because he had suf- ^||g government were James J fertMl a brivken leg During the trial; Manning of the V.A regional office this week he was walking on Lubbock, J. Buford Jenkins of crutches Russell w as charged in 10 counts mark with the low Wednesday night    expected    to    be    about    <0.    i    ORLEANS, Oct. 5 Gov. Tuesday's    rain    was    scattered    g^jyers of -Texas sharply chal- throughout Texas with Houston rt-    ^ national parties to- porting 2 86 inches for the state    demanding    that    they    no    long- high. while Wink, in West Texas.    3,,^    (Jegrade”    the    South. He called on all 48 states to join in a battle for state’s rights, “the last great safeguard of individual ' liberty.” I    The governor, a leader in the ■    Southern revolt again.st .Adlai ‘    Stevenson in 1952. said the Simth ,    had been too Kmg ignored by one in one indictment but Jmlge Joseph Rains Boost Hopes for '55 \ West to underwrite a program which, in the final analysis, is almost wholly controlled by the iiv* terests of a narrow geographic area in the north and east. This practice does not produ<^ good government and we, by united and constructive effort, must prove that such a practice is not good politics” Shivers said the fight for stale’s rights has necessarily been kept alive in the South be- Dallas, V.A area supervisor for Tex-See HOI SING. Fg. t-A. C^. 5 Trial w ill probably not be held 1 w a.s one of 10 returned by the j its until the court re convenes at Aq-son the first week in January, due to a heavy docket for the present term. Judge Thomas said. “The case will be impossible to try during the present term.” he r «H'VRI'UXT OR lOMMR.atS wr.%tnr.r mai si vim R NR VNU VU IMIV R’*ru> «aid. It has only one more week ! An«oii jail now. he said Bond wiU grand jury Tuestlav tnhers were concerned with bur ,    ........ .Iri.mi »lul..    on    ;    J-"''; second offen.se, ami other telomes, ^ |    «mM    .0    .    ^ 1    !    \i I TRWS C4»4»«Hl«*r*l*W »Mudlnei»» .Judge llmnias said    «„a |„IW »Atih »c.itrrrU    «««1 than Edwards is being held at the a«r»iMAA»ris we<inf->i*> »nu ihur»<i«> to run here. Judge Thomas ofliciaily .sentenced convicted slayer Bill Gaither to 99 years Imprisonment Tuesday. Gaither was found guilty of mur der in the fatal shmHlng of Ahi-lene Policeman Jimmy Spann by a I04th |»etit jury Sept. 27. No Appeal Filed No appeal was filetl against the sentence, although Gaither’s al-tornay had previously registered police that one aould ba. he fixed al thè arraignment Wed ne.sday Mrs Edward.N was tound latully shiit «ad Edward» w ith ' wouiui i in Ili» head at Iheir homo He had ealUnl his molher. Mrs. John Fdwunis, shorlly betoif lo say * that his wife had cominitted suicide and he inteiuled to do thè l ui» \ M <4 n Ti T3 T» a 14 a n. tRlMCR K Vtl »K* I /5ÌÌ •' 1« Ï I« 4 ,» 5 Mi I« ;i« . J« I S« » lo .4« u » lì .» Tur* R’M 74 TT ft . ff . SX   Tí ■a ... T* Ilizh und k«A*    S»r    S4 SiHir» fk.iPtH mI ft 3>l^ P nü ^    ^ Hlfth amt Wi« umi»T4rftlurftft ’l'ne EJuuriis' l»« iluUIrfn »if ; '“„„’.lî'iwi    «>•."'    “ no,v in    01    thfir k>mui- inoUuir.    ,    I    a«i»o'«    sumkuu    ssw. -4;hi:.\tk« .\UII.I':X'K VVKIiK" KV prozrt.MsHf' v,,r, hnnl^ fwnJtui to^rthff fo îif ' Cs r€*#f it»r • Vf Iff OS \ ( I k s »    • The %irileiic    % i    .»iqN.r ...liv 744.1a- V / or.    f    ) .tust I iMori* duyst Tuesday's rains which soaked fanus in tlie Abilene area were termed vital in (HH'ning the way ^ ^    ......... tor immediate planting of winter ^ HeiuJn of Lwisiaiia* Kennkvn also .“«.“.mAoS ,u.ck,.v gotten by the other. His challenge came in a speech a! a dinner homiring Gov. Robert has experienced th9 abridgement of its rightt by a tyrannical majority.” «nl.bu.Mn« and cuvar ciny« »"d | ~J    0w.«hi    Ei-    RAIN,    COOL    AIR to botvi.1 prosirecU tor 55 cro»>s. :    ..... to botvsl prosi>ec J B Harlan, work unit v'tm.ver-vationist for Uie Abilene district senliower. Shivers recently won nomination !«il Conservation Service, sa.d on a Pl“«"»    * "J* late Tuesday night Ihat the rams i crusade by the South and t^th^ weie "just ihat we ve been nait- west to wm party recognition at the yj- jjj,. ••    1956 Democratic convention He Verv lew small gram ami cover spared neiher paily in his sharp crops have been sown thus far. he said, because of the dry comlition. criticisms tonight. Shivers said both parties have But the rains tonight are falling 1 followed the "divisivt practices well and soaking in We’ll t»e able ! ol emphasising class, color and to plant the cover crtqvw just as creed in all their decisions. soon as things dry up.” he addtnl Wheal, oats, winter ptas ami The evils of which we speak are present In both of the major na-hairy vetch were among crvips tional political parties.” Shivers farmera will begin planlnig. Har- said “The South has b^n too long ; liin said.    Igntjrevl by one. too quickly forgot- He said the rains were "loo late" fen by the other, to help 1954 crops and will possibly “In both parties the habit is to j damage open cotton    aak the peopi« ol Ibe South and ‘ PAINS OLD-TIMER Tuesday's freakish weather— - what with iU sunshine, rain and coolish air — may have refreshed Uie majority of Abi-lenians. but to one old-timer the cooler weather brought on hard limea. His rlieuniatism *‘acted up” with the somewhat sudden change of temperature. And to a fellow who only last week celebrated hi* “98lh” birthday, at tfuit. For more details about the .Abilene oKl-timer md hte ‘96-year-old” twin broUw, tea Page 1 B ;

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