Abilene Reporter News, October 7, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 7, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTIY CIOUDY, COOLERtlTije 0Mene''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES''—Byron i/ MDRNINGVOL. LXXIV, NO. 112 Associated l>re„ (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, OCT. 7, 1954—TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c WARNED BY ALANIZ, THOUGH Floyd Denies Being Friend Of Accused as Trial Opens W.-\CO, Tex.. Oct. 6 (i!W,Jacob S. Floyd today said he had never con-.sidered himself a friend or benefactor of Nago Alaniz, accused in the ‘'mistake” slaying of Floyd's son. He snapped "No” wuen asked: "Isn’t it a fact Nago .Maniz warned you of a plot against your life because you had been his friend, coun.selor i»nd guide’’” Tc.stimony in the trial of the .‘J9-year-old attorney from Duval County .started at 11-14 a m A jury had been completed minutes earlier. A special SO-man venire had fH*en summoned after the original 2,T0-man venire was exhausted last night. Politics Is Star The bitter politics ot Duval County and the 79th District and the name of George B. Parr, controversial political boss of Duval County, were repeatedly injected into Floyd’s testimony The slate contend«t that Alaniz was a part of the mui-der plot against Floyd which resulteil by rni.stake in the death of Jacob S. (Buddy* F'loyd Jr. The defease sought to show that Alaniz—in gratitude for past favors from Floyd—told of the murder plot and that because he did tell Floyd. Mario (K1 Turko* Sai^t was arrested and convicttnl as an accomplice in the case Shot In Driveway The ycKing Floyd. 21. a I'niver-sity of Texas law student, was fatally wounded the night of Sept, 8, 1952, in the driveway o! the Floyd garage in Alice The elder Floyd testified Alaniz told him the ambush w.is meant for him and that he and the 79th District judge. Sam Reams, were due to be murdered because of "politics ” Floyd said he had no memory of Recommending to Gov Coke R Ste\enson that Alaniz be appointtni a special Duval County judge to i hear an estate case    1 Telegraphing Alaniz $25 in response to a letter a.-king for a $10 Loan whil« Alanis was in the Army in Battle Creek, Mich , in 1943 Throwing a good deal of law business to Alaniz. Floyd said, "It was po.ssihle but not probable” that he did this but j he could not say for sure. ! He said he had memory of only ■ one law case that he reterred to : Alaniz. Floyd testified Alaniz told him "take a taxi” and meet him at a drive-in on the outskirts of Alice the night of the shooting. There, Floyd said. Alaniz told him "two profe.ssional killers had been imported from Mexico to kill me and Judge Sam Reams.” He said Alaniz said "they are afraid” Floyd would do something in the general election to keep Ream.s, who had been defeated in the Democratic primary, in office. No attempt was ever made on Reams’ life. Floyd said he repeatedly told Alaniz he didn’t believe his tale and didn’t until Alaniz said "I am within the circle. I have agreed to say the killer who killed you was I with me. I am to be his alibi.” i Floyd said Alaniz told him "the New Party of Starr County” was the "they” Alaniz claimed was behind the plot and that Sapet was the leader of the killers. Nine-Inch Cloudburst Hits Monahans Area 5 Traffic Deaths Caused by Rains Reds Blast New BERLIN. Oct, 6 (jP-Soviet Foreign Minister V, M. Molotov struck back tonight at new .Allied plans for getting West Germany to join in Fur(>{x‘an defen.se. He called for a Big Four meeting on German rcunilication and an immediate end to German occupation. Molotov, who made a surprise flight to East Berlin last night, made his major policy speech at a meeting of ranking East German officials and representatives of a dozen Communist countrie.s including Red China. The speech came on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Soviet-dominated East German government Condemn» London Pact He condemned the recent nine-power Western .Mlied conference in London as making German unification impo.ssihle and greatly increasing the danger of European war His proposals were seen as the first big guns in a Soviet campaign to wreck the decisions of the London conference. "The Soviet government declares today,” h# said, "that it FEW ALREADY BACK Dock Union Claims Win as Strike Ends NEW YORK. Oct 8 .f — A strike, an e.stimated 10 per cent— two-day .Mrike of 25 iM) longshore-. better than a million dollars worth men ended today. Cnion leader.s a day—never returns arvl u lost claimed a clear-cut vietor>- in one jiermanenlly of the shoru^st all-out strikes in The claimed I LA victory came port hii«tur> —althtuiiih it cost them less th.in five months after its nar-their right to strike for 45 days iw escajve from extmctioo m a "It’s 100 p»*r c»-nt sure every-j fierce jurisdictional war with a body will lie hack to work loinor-j raiding AFL dock union The .strike row morning,” was the word from was a sudden, surprising display headquarters of the striking Inter national    lA*ng shoremens Assn (Ind*. A few doikers went back toilay Picket sign* along the idle piers wet* quickly replac'd by back-to w :k placards Tlie stnke - third in little more than a VCar and the scc.md in s x nuui'.lis - Iwgan at midnight .Mon d.f>, w,Lh very IitUe advance warn m¿ hevontv-i*ne ships were strand ed in the p*vralvsts that suddenly gnpjied the wtwld s Iaige.st and of old time IL.A jnvwer. However, the shipi'cr.s did gain a nch.stnke pltxlge from the I good for at lea.sl 45 days—which gives them lime to gel a head start on the annual fUxid of Christ-j mas se«M»n imtxvrts ■ A dispute over retrx»activity of w.iges and welfare payments i sivjrked the walkout along 350 j miles of waterfront Further com-I plications arose frinn a word bat-Itle between the 11.A and the New York New Jers-ey Haterfrtwu Com- hiiNiesl port However, the hig pas- mission, a bistale regulatory agen senger brers were able to come cy i*n the docks and go without any great discoin- .4iter the strike eniit*d. 1I,.4 Pres toil bii.piver« were temf ed at the pro*jHH'l of another Uwig Mi ike Of ident WjUuun V Bradley decUre^l "Were happy with the »etile-ment We gut what the strike was any cargo diverted elsewliere in a called for ” AKHI.vn l> ROBBKKY—Mrs San DkKvs 5^ (Icfn of Photnix. luT husband, IHmuus. 31. (left with iuiid uvvr (avci Aiul Ueiir>’ Gt*oige Hivingcr, 27. of Albuquerque (right with hand sliading favrl. were ehargetl in Phucnix in c'onnection with the fUl.lBB robbdry of a brauch bank at Albuqueiqut Sep|| 14 proposes anew to the governments of the United States, Britain, and France to conclude an agreement on the withdrawal of occupation troops frm the territory of Ea.st and West Germany and to solve this question immediately. Would Ease Situation "The acceptance of this proposal would ease the situation of the population in East as well as in West Germany for reunification of Germany.” He said the recent decisions in London have "nothing to do with the re-e.stablishment of true German sovereignty" or European security. He gave this description of thè Allied negotiations to .-iirenglhen We.<t European defenses and restore German sovereignly. "Recently there have been negotiations in l.ondon and Bonn about a plan which provides that the occupation trooos be stationed unid the year 1998. that is until the end of the century, in West Germany, No« True Sovereigiity ••W'hatever i« *«id justify «hi» kind of plan, one cannot but state that It has nothing to do wath the re-establishment of true German | sovereignty nor w-ith safeguarding i true security for the peoples of , Europe" Molotov said there can be no doubt that the "basic solution of the German problem" is the con-, elusion of a peace treaty with Germany in accordance w ith the , Potsdam agn*cment of 1945. j He declared German unification would come despite Western opposition and struck out at "aggressive circles in the United Stales which he said fosterer! a L>oIicy leading to a new war Dec u pat ion Doomed The three Western Powers occupying Germany — the I niied States. Britain, and France — declared at the London conference their policy is "to end the occupation regime in the ¡West German j Federal Republic as *oon as possi- j ble, to rev oke the occupai urn ; statute, and to abolush the Allied High Uommission ”    j Pledging support for the proposed expanded Brus>els .\Uiance to include West Germany and iLilv. the United St.ites prv^mo^tHl In London to "continue to maintain in F.urojve, including Germany , such units of lU arnuHi forces as may be necessary and appropriate to contribute iU fair share of the fvirsv.s needtHi for the joint defense of the North Atlantic area while a threat 'from the ììoviet Miv* to the area exists . . ’* Britain made a similar pledge to keep troops on the wntfneni. CELEBRATE RETURN—Demonstrators atop bus wave flag as cheering citizens of Trieste fill Piazza Unita to celebrate the announcement of the Italian-Vugoslav agreement to divide the Free Territory between those two nations. See story on Page 8-B. (/P) Haskell Man's Fraud Irial SENATORS PROTEST Dixon-Yates Plan lo Jury loday Reported Okayed LUBBOCK. Oct. « — Th* cmtm of Great Plain* Life Insurance Co. of Lubbock and Glen Huls of Haskell will go to the jury in U S. District Court here Thursday morning. The insurance company and Huls are indictinl for fraud in applications submitted to the Veterans Administrations for home loans Huls is vice president and agent for the company at Haskell. The indictment returned in Dallas Setn. 10 contained four counts, ba.sed in the applications of four veterans for loans, but Judge Joseph B Dooley dismissevi Ihrt-e of the counts Wedne.sday The ca.se Will go to the jury on one count only This count involves ^the application of Arthur Paul Dollar of Lanu'-'-a The government contends that IXdl.ir never inteiKled to occupy the hou.se as his home but instead sold it to his brother-in-law The defense is daiming that no statute or VA regulation lunits the ume in which a veteran may sell his house after buying it through a V.A loan.    ' Witne.vM's for the government were James J Manning with the V.A regional office m Lubbock; J Buford Jenkins \A area supervisor friMii Washington, and Burl J \Lux>n of West Columbia, one of the veterans M.uon testified that he never reteivesl any money or bonus from HuU for the sal# of his home He said he did no* sell the house to Huls but to Holt Real Estate Agency at Haskell. WASHLVCrON. Oct. « if» — Strong indications devel(H>ed today that the Atomic Energy Commission has approved the Dixon-Yate* power ctMitract. and Sens. Langer (R-.\D> and Kefauver (D-Tenn> fired an immediate protest to the commission. The two senators, meeting as the Senate Judiciary .Antimwiopoly subcommittee, which is investigat-' ing the controversy-ridden contract. asked Chairman Lewis L. Strauss to report by 2:90 pm. tomorrow whether it has been approved *’in any manner w hat-; soever.”    1 Langer and Kefauver told i Strauss it would be "highly im- j proper” for the government to go ahead with the contract while the subcommittee is investigating it. Meanwhile the Senate - House Atomic Committee telegraphed French Open Battle Over London Pact New Charges Slated Soon WASHINGTON ^ - A federal grand jury con.iulering new iwrjury charges agauiit Owen I atumore u about ready to report on its work Fevteral piUMH utors hand' ng Die caM befvue the Jury dtvluu'd to CTMiiment However acUioi ;i.«s v>* word went around toitay that the jury prtdvably w^>uld file Us reivort loiiiorrow in Uie Ftnleial IJistricl i -nirt here The go ernmviU s request for a new indictiiiiMit st»*mme\l from eon tent ions of Lattunar-e attorneys that tin* original char>iv'!* in a ieven count uviiclmeni in IVtdnber. were loo vague and indefimle to defend I'tie Ftsleral Dislrict Court her# threw out four of the counts on the.-e grtmndsi ami th# U s CtHiri of Appeals later rewiored only two of throe for Inal These action* left the "key iount” deleted fr»»m the unlu tnieat Thu accused l.attimore. Far Fast ern affairs »iHsiabst and former vonsultanl to the State IVpartmciii ot lying when he denied to the Senate Internal subcommittee la ItU that he had ever been a sym paLhutf at h«dp«f of cvaiumwiani Three Men Killed In Dickens Wreck DR KFNS Tex . Oct « UP*—Three men wete killed near thii Vhe*t Tev.u town Uxtay when the car in which Uiey w^re rHiing cra*hed hr adon wiih a truck on U S (Q Ttie men wore idemified as Butler Adams alHHit ig; hi* so«, J B. Adams, abtmt 24, and R L Mc-Haiii, all fai mers from near Rail*, about ;» mile* we*t here. THE WEAIHER XHILSSS:    VM* VUlMTV    Fertly ckHKtt «tij I«« in TiMUMt» btrle «W«*«« SiuU> ki*H lSui»a*» TJ, Ikt« TSer* *«% tsitU Si' S.*S rni«> '* NOKTH llMHM. ttXXS e*ftU ka.>«tÿ4« »ooi »fc»i»i*ec*S“»er* «»treme *íMjíS«e«4    a WiU    mmik wisf ivw'*    celiai- •. .i.-ered e«w«*r* m* «Mwéee- ' *H t VM a VI V I X vs CnnuOer tt wrsavit a*u I 4 W 1 m • w I >»• 4 HI > A4 • O 7 H» • W » M' Hi ta* u «* u »•* P w n n •4 *« U n w n R    m4    k»H    ^r*« ki*    M femin •«a.a    t f    »*    *4 ->'4 ** Hw* m4 h* «Ml    1* —4 4^* ktétt»«!    »Cfcfti    •    ì:    * w s««*    •• » li a Ï» 'S«»»** tMMiéht 4 W f ■» WAástMí al • Ü » « i4 iâ adatt*« ìmaMÉa» al •■*• p» PARIS, CK'i 6    -f* —Premier Pierre Mendes France launched his opening battle today for National Assembly indorsement of the nine-power London agreement* for West German rearmament The Cabinet gave huii lU political do-or-die backuig The Cabinet mimster* authoriied Mendes I-'ranc# at a three-hour meeting this morning to make the London accords an issue of coo-iidem'o—putliag the government’s life at stake—if and when necec-sarry in the Assembly debate ^ Then the Premier reported to the ; .Assembly's Foreign .Affair* Committee on his London negotiation*, as a prelude to his appearance for | a formal statement before the' Assembly toiiMHTOW . Memles-France predicted that a full and precise agreement can be achieved by the end of October, and the texU submitted to Parlia ment for ratification the following month. His aim now i* only to put the Assembly on record behind the principle* for an eventual ratifica-tion, ^ said The meeting was closed, but acvHHints which filtered quickly to the legislanve corridors said his arguments were vigorous ami determined The Foreign Affairs. ronuiuttee's backing wa* needed too    ! iLs adverse comment helped kill the European l>efen*e Community treaty, the prevtou* »cheme for freeing West Germany and arming her in Western def«^. in the Assembly Aug 90 The l^^iier, now riding a ere*t of favor IQ public opinion, can force the deputies to remove him from office if they nttenipt lo re pudiaie the fAett European and No«th Atlutk plana whick hi accepted in London. . its members over the country that j the AEC has advised Chairman (Sterling Cole (R-.NY) that "it is j ready to present information concerning the Dixon-Yate« contract,” The committee scheduled open hearings tentatively for Oct. 13. Earlier, the office of Sen. Ful-bright (D-Ark' had reported Ful-bright has been told the contract had been approved and "we believe it to be true" Fulbright has .supported the contract, which calls for a 107 million dollar private utility plant to be built at West Memphis, .Ark., to supply power to the Memphis area over lines of the Tennessee Valley .Authority. This power would replace TV A power which goen to atomic plants. Hasn’t Been Signed .Asked about the Fulbright re-1 port, an .AEC spokesman said j only that the contract "has n<^ been signed.” In still another development today, Sen. Langer announced he will ask a Justice Department investigation ot the accounting methods used by Middle South Utilities. Inc., one of companies in the Dixon-Yate* group. l^anger and Kefauver are among the -«harp critics of the transaction. These critics generally a.ssail it as an administration "giveaway” and a deal tailiw^ to benefit big private power and interests. Relieve Budget Eisenhower prviposed the contract. as an alternative to appropriating money for T\'A to build a steam plant near Memphis Its supporters contend U would relieve the federal budget and would be sound economies They deny there IS any favoritism involved. The Oct. 13 date for atomic committee hearings on the contract is not firm. Chairman Cole told the | members in his telegrams that he * was appointing Sen Hsckenlo»vper i iR-lowa* as hearings chairman, and a date w ill be confirmed after | Hickenlooper retorus from South America bYidoy. Another factiir is that many of the members of the committee are in ele»'tion campaigns, to culminate Nov 2 Cole said the AFC has asked the coiiunitlee lo waive a requirement that any such contract could not be eife»live until it had been before the committee lor 9i) day* while Congie«s ui in session. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rains came to Texas in carload lots Wednesday, hitting the Rio Grande Valley and West Texas areas, and getting most of the South Plains wetter than it’s been m a long, long time.    ^ Five traffic deaths and a train wreck that injured two crewmen resulted from the rains.    . The rains were attributed to a slow’-moving cold front that came in from the north and a low^ressure area that settled along the Rio Grande Valley. Both situations are expected to hold for at least another day, bringing the prospect of a thorough drought-breaking rain. Reports of a nine-inch cloudburst in the Monahans area in West Texas were the heaviest in the state. The water sent draws out of their banks and washed out a section of track near Fort Stockton that derailed a freight train and injured two crewmen. Lubbock’s 2.66 inches of rain was the heaviest official total for the 24-hour period ending at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Other totals from the weather bureau included Van Horn’s 2.61, Wink’s 1.08, Brownsville’s 1.90 and Midland’s .78 inch.    ^ Unofficial reports from the La-mesa area on the South Plains ranged from two to more than three inches. The Lubbock rain was the heaviest since 1953. Front .Moves South The cool front was on a line from Lubbock to Dallas Wednesday night, moving south very slowly. Deaths charged to the weather included two in a truck-van accident near San Antonio and three in a truck-car smashup near Dickens in West Texas. Three Ralls, Tex., farmers died in the West Texas crash when their I pickup truck and another truck col-■ lided headon on U.S. Highway 82 in a heavy fog The men were Birt-ler Adams, 65: James B. Adams. . 24. his son; and R. L. McHam Jr., 32. ! A heavy shower doused warning flares on a barricade on a stretch of consftruction on U.S. Highway 81 near San Antonio early Wednes Fog Slated lo Replace Rain Drops The possibility of an early-morning fog in the .Abilene area was voiced by weathermen after a cool front eased through the area Wednesday evening. C. E. Sitchler, chief meteorologist at the U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal .Airport, said there was no cenainity the fog would develop. nie blanket could cut visibility lo half a mile, he speculated. The cool front moved through from about 7:30 to 8 p m. It lowered temperatures and increased humidity here. The forecast called for partly  _________  ,    cloudy    and    cooler    weather    Thurs day morning, resulting in another day. but no additional rain to tx^t headon crash between a moving totals recorded Tuesday and Wed van and a pickup truck. Dead in that accident were Wil- See RAI.NS, Pg. 9-A. Col. I Plane With 16 Aboard Down RED BLl FF. CaUf., Oct. 6 A military transport plane with 16 men aboard crashed and exploded southeast of Willows tonight and sheriff s depuiK's said there vvere •’swne survivors.” The plane was reported to have been flying out of El Paso, Tex. Deputy Sheriff Ken Christensen said there were four known survivors Ambulances, nurses and orderlies sped to the scene. Christensen pinpointed the crash scene as three miles south and two miles west of Willows, at the head of the Sacramento Valley in northern California. Christensen said the first word of the cra-Nh came from a highway patrol ofiicer who radioed, "There has been an explosion. I’m going to find out what it i* ” The ofiicer later radioed that, "It IS a big plane, and burning." nesday. The weather bureau recorded .30 of an inch of ram at the airport from 6:30 p.m. until midnight Tuesday. .At Colorado City. .07 of an inch fell Wednesday. A drizzle continued m the afternoon at intervab. Clyde’s total Tuesday night and early Wednesday was 1.90. Hamlm reported .59 of an inch for both days. Most of the Jones County drizzle had stopped by noon Wednesday, although skies remained overcast. RtMan had TOO both days, while near-by Roby had .55. A hundred miles to the west. Big Spring had had .7i to 1.00 since Tuesday. The area had .90 Wednesday afternoon. No damage to crops was reported m the Big Spring area. CHher moisture included Forsan, LOO plus. Sterling City , bard ram*: and iJimesa, I 45. NEWS INDEX SICTION A »»«ta»    .    .    . . . Oil ««taS    .    . Rodie-TV lot SICTION • Seefti ........ iditMtels  ..... Cemtct  ....... Part«, merk«ts . . . . . .. 4 . • . f 2-S . 4 . S . f Gas Station Bid Gets Another 'No' OIL EDITION DUE SUNDAY The onnuol Reptvte».N*ta» Od ProQre»* Edition «*11 be p»<bli»h«d Sunday, ii «di be tuM ot mNKtkl'rvo reoOing te« oil peofde and lov»n*n. N Ou con moti o    ony- wh«»* in the U S Kh 1 Colt 4.7 271    « taiif« the Circulation Deportment to o» de« Cv'pie* mod«K( 0» you con r«»«fve on ex tro copy to« yc*uf>ett to« lOt An injunction granted Wednes day prohibit» the building of a service station on MvHkmgt»rd l.ane at .North Sixth St. acro.»s the ssttf^t from the new Abilene High S»-hool Jutige J R Black entered the permanent uijunctn*n m 42nd District Court on a pelitiim filed by the City of Abilene On Sept 25 he had granted a temporary order restraining Westwood l^evelop-nient Co and .Arthel Henson, iMin-pany pre.vujfnl. fruin budding the station Woit of excavating for a foundation wa* halteii UlU Be Aitpealed Dallas Scarborough, attorney for Henson and Weatwood IVvelop-ment Co . said Wednesday that the injunction wroold be appealed. The district clerk’s office was already preparing a transcript Wednesday afternoon for the appeal In seekuig the injunctloa Alex Bickley. attorney for the city, piunted (Hit that the site mvohed -log 19 ot Block A, Westwood Park AdditMMi-4a iucliatod ut an M the fi« 1 an- read- area now in process of being annexed to the City of Abilin. Tlie city commission passed nevation ordinance on ing Sept H) «luestkia» Attthuriiy The defendants take the position that btvttusc the land is not now inside the tity limits the city ha* no authority to regulate the type of buddings elected The Zoning and Planning Ctunmlssion ha* designated the area tor 1-famdy dwellings, excluding any type of conmierciol buddinga. After Judge Black overruled • defense motion to diasolve the temporary restraining order last week the matter was carried to the Eleventh Court of CivU Appeals at Eastland Scarhoreufh and Btckky piade argurnet be-foie ttie appellate court but the higher court declined lo give any ruling until after Judge Biidi reached a det ittuii on whether to make the Uimmvj totirom-tag order a perm fleet ;

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