Abilene Reporter News, October 9, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 09, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas fair, warm Clje HWIme 3^porter-i^VD5 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINALVOL. LXXIV, NO. 'll4 Associated Press (AP)    ABILENE,    TEXAS,    SATURDAY    EVENING,    OCTOBER    9,1954 —EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Churchill Denounces Isolationists in IF DEMOS WIN Cold Politics Foreseen by NEW MEXICO FLOOD HURLS TRACKS —A six-foot crest of water from the flooded Rio Felix hurled these Santa Fe railroad tracks off their bed near Dexter, 15 miles south of Roswell, N. M. The flood waters left the butane tank on the railroad bed. Floods in the eastern New Mexico a rea this week left four dead and 10 persons missing. Parr Name Crops Up Often In Murder Trial of Alaniz DENVER. President Eisen- came word Eisenhower was cut hower. vigorously pressing the Re- j off Sept. 23 when he ran over publican campaign for continued i four minutes while speaking on a control of Congress, declared last | radio-TV hookup at a Hollywood night he foresees “a cold war of j Bowl rally. Broadcasting spokes-partisan politics” if the Democrats men in Los .Angeles also said they take over.    cut Eisenhower as they would any Speaking to a nationwide tele- sponsored program, vision-radio audience and a cheer- In his Denver speech, Eisenhow-ing capacity erowd of 5,500 persons er, cautioning about what he called at a GOP rally in Denver Audi- the dangers of a November elec- torium after getting a report from party congressional leaders on their plans to step up the campaign tempo, the President said: “History shows that when the executive and legislative branches WACO 'fL_The name of George Parr, South Texas political king- with Alanir. The events occurred pin. cropped up almost as often j the night of Sept 8. 195?. a date as the defendant’s here ye.sterday ^ that saw biUer hatreds and old po-in the conspiracy to murder trial liti^al feuds erupt anew in the in a parked-automobile rendezvous Sapet, and a .shadowy figure named .Alfredo Cervante.s in a stealthv of Nago Alaniz. There was a chance the trial, which startetl Monday, would go to the jury by nightfall. .Maniz Charged Alaniz was charged in the so- South Texas area long dominated i defense witnes.ses, the state went by the Parr family. Parr publicly denied any connection with the ambush murder soon after young Fioyd, a 21 year-old I'niversitv of Texas student, died called “political assassination ' of But he acknowledged that he and young Jacob S. FToyd Jr., whose i the youth’s father had been politi-father—a sworn enemy of Parr lion outcome putting Congress under Democratic rule and leaving the White House Republican, declared: “You know perfectly well that you just can’t have one car with are politically in conflict, politics ■ two drivers at the steering wheel in Washington runs riot.”    i    and expect to end up any place I The President was interrupted | but the ditch—especially when the at least 42 times by applause,; drivers are set on going in dif-plot to slay the elder Floyd and v.hich helped to run his TV-radio ferent directions.” address overtime and caused him , Eisenhower said voters w’ho put to be cut off the air about a half Renublican administration in minute before he completed his    jgjg    -got    results”    they , . wanted, and he appealed for two The 30-minute program^ earned    control    of    Con- by 158 TV channels and 534 radio    to    carry out the rest of his stations from coast to coast was program. paid for by the GOP National Conr ^    of    partisan    politics miltee, and the networks held between the Congress and the ex-the time limit.    |    gcutive branch won’t give us these former 79th Dist. Judge Sam Reams. In cro.ss-examination of further and tried to link the defendant with Parr as his “right hand man.” Sapet, accu.sed of furni-ihing the killer’s get-away car. has been tried, convicted and given a 99- ........--------  .    year    sentence'for accomolice-to- .........    t    euuuvir    uiauvu    wun    i cal foes for a long    time. The en- murder. Cervantes, claimed as the    ;    In New York, a    spokesman for    goajg ” he declared, mily, he said, did    not extend to triggerman by the state, has never    .    CBS said .stopping    transmission at    ^ Eisenhower got a howling    ova- Young Floyd was shot fatally : Floyd’s family.    Sheen    arrested and is believed to the end of paid political time was \^.ben he was introduced at near the Fioyd family’s garage as Before the slate rested its case be in eastern Mexico.    j    “in    line    with    long standing pro-;    bere    bv    Vice President the elder    Floyd, a    prominent    Alice,    j    yesterday afternoon    it had attempt- j Over the almost continual ohiec-;    cedure.” but he    said he didn’t    ^ixon. who voiced confidence    the Tex.,    attorney    and    politician,    sat'    ed to link .Maniz. Mario El Turko» | tions of defense atiy. Percy Fore-j    know if it had been done before in    ^jjpubljcans still will be in    the control saddle when Congress Ex-Red Prisoner Hits Army Judging of Batchelor Case SAN .4NT0NI0 —Robert A. i ‘ I conteiit tneir right to \ oxeler. himself a prisoner of the . judgment on a ca.se w here Communists for months in Hungary, has charged that ofticers on tiie general court-martial which con\'icted CpI Claude Batchelor were not qualified to pa>s judgment on the youth. Batchelor was convicted of collaborating with the enemy and informing on fellow prisoners while I it in per- son has comnntted irregularities ^ such a.s those charged against i Batchelor. He was accused of vague irregularities and given the maximum penalty.’’ He said the court did not con-.-¡ider extenuating fircum.'^’anoes on . passing sentence on Batchelor. ‘it is ea.'V to sit in a warm a captive    of    the    Chinese    Commu-    j room in a society you do not have msts    in    Korea.    He    drew    a    sentence    to fear and pass judgement on men ! man of Houston, the battle between I diverse Duval County political fac-•tion.s and current inve.stigations of county affairs were injected into the trial record- W itnesses Speak .Much of the history of the stormy, sometime blmxly. South Texas area unfolded in the question of J, r. Kiu; and Pete Saenz. ' both of San Diego, the Duval County seat. The first two defense witnesses the case of a President. From Los Angeles, however. of life in prison. Vogeler was held many months w ho have suffered under conditions not fully known.” Vogeler said He on spy charges while an executive ; continued: of the International Telephone & i *T know what I'm talking about. Telegraph Co He made his state-! believe me If you want further ment yesterday when asked to . proof, read Gen. I>ean’s tx>ok iMaj. c.imruent on the Batchelor case | Gen. William Dean, who wrote of He talked while here to address his own exi^eriences while a pns-the Kiwani.s club with Mr. and oner.' Mrs. 0. L. Batchelor, Kermit, Tex.. “There is no reason to believe parents of the convicted soldier. i Dean a coward or weak person. Vogeler maintained i>ersons un-1 He has a very solid and capable acquainted with the type of treat- • background, yet he has repeatedly ment suffered by Batchelor during said if he had to fall into the hands his captivity were not qualified to i of the Communists again he would trv him.    I commit suicide.” on the -Stand at’acked the c-tMibil-ity of a Mexican alien in the I'nit -d States on a perni't arratigcd for him by Texas Ranger Johnny Kle-venhagen. The alien, who .says he works part-time as a h.nrtender, is Giimescindo Moniez Gonzales.: called by the defeu-^e a “profes- j sional piwl shark” with testimony for Side.    j Montez Gonzales has lest died; that the mysterious Cervante.s told. him Cervantes was coming to Tex- ■ as to kill somebody, Fred Senian. defense attorney for ' Sa{>et. testified he had asked Man-1 ny Uiredo. former San Antonio po-; liceman. to find Moniez Gonzales and find out what he knew . 1/oredo, now a bar owner, said , he found the Mexican alien w ork-' ing in San .\ntonio. “He told me i he didn’t know anything about any-} thing, but that there were rich men JANITOR'S JUG COPPED BY COPS I.Ot ISVILLE. Ky, f -Living close to a whisky distillery was just loo much tempt?tion for James Riggs, a janitor at a ' Bardstiiwn Baptist church. When the distillery emptied a barrel and put it a .side, the father of 11 children would get the few drops remaining in the bottom. Finally, drop by drop, he built up a reser\e of eight gallons of wnisky. But officers found it in his home. .Niter pleading guilty in ftxleral court yesterday Riggs was sentenced to SIX months in jail for illegal posses-cion of liquor. meets in January.    i Eisenhower was flanked on the i speakers platform by a group of Republican congressional leaders and Colorado GOP candidates for Congress and state offices. The leaders conferred wnth the President for an hour before his speech and at a news conference later promised “a stepped up tempo” in their fight for control of the House and Senate. Sevan Hit In Address To Tories BLACKPOOL, England (fl -Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared today the withdrawal of the United States “into isolation would condemn all Europe to Russian Communist subjugation and our famous and beloved island to death and ruin.” The 79-year-old British statesman told the annual Conservative Party Conference here that isolationist sentiment does exist in the United States in a policy described as '“Fortress America.” But he assured his listeners the “wisest forces over there, irrespective of party, will not allow' the great republic to be turned from the path of right and duty.” Without mentioning Aneurin Bevan by name, Churchill assailed the leftwing Labor leader for allegedly taunting the Americans to “go it aione.” Fatal Disaster “Six months ago a politician ; who has held office in a British I Cabinet and who one day aspires ^ to become leader of the Labor party did not hesitate to tell the Americans to ‘go it alone.’ “One cannot imagine any more fatal disaster than that this evil counsellor should be taken at his word.” Churchill said British-American understanding rarely in history “reached a higher standard” than at last week’s nine-nation conference in London which worked out a formula for rearming West Ger-■ many. I Churchill’s speech had been eagerly awaited by the delegates. W’ho wondered whether he would today for support of his demand I    German    rearmament    ‘ give any hint of his future plans, that Parliament give him a vote    ^    i    Hopes    For    Talk of confidence on the London plan    expanded    Br^sels    |    doughty    old bulldog, who B-50 CRASH—An airman examines the remains of an Air Force B-50 weather reconnaissance pipe which crashed and burned southeast of Willows, Calif. At least 11 men aboard the plane, based at Biggs Air Force Base in El Paso, Texas, were killed. DEPUTIES BALK French (hiei Asks Nation For Support oi Arms Plan PARIS (j^-Premier Pierre Men- new national elections. des-France turned to the nation!    Londcm    agreements would for German rearmament. He planned at least one radio talk and a concerted effort to whip balky deputies into line before the They avoided committing Eisen- i issue comes to a vote Tuesday in hower to more than the two ad- the National Assembly, ditional campaign speeches he now j Dramatically halting what definitely has planned. But Nixon threatened to become an alj-nighl said the president probably will , debate. Mendes-France told the make another address—a farm assembly last midnight it must speech somewhere in the midwest, either agree to the nine-nation House speaker Martin and plan or get a new government, senate majority leader Knowland ' Staking the life of his Cabinet publicly continued to voice confi- on the results of the vole, he dence the Republicans their battle. treaty organization and would give    30^ “while the West Germans full membership    i    have life    and    strength    I    shall m the North Atlantic Treaty Al-    persevere”    in an    attempt    to    work liance. They were drafted as sub- out some system of peaceful costil ute for the French-rejected Eu- ^ existence with the Soviet Union, ropean Defense Community Plan. i This plainly meant Churchill still Mendes-France took a tough line hopes for highest-level Big Four with the assembly, which has held talks and indicated he had no in-up German rearmament' since tention of stepping down as Prirne 1950,    Minister, as has been frequently He told the deputies he would    ..    .    ... accept no resolution beyond simple    Churchill    said    m his    p    p endorsement of the London agreements and his own speeches in the debate. The issue, he said, speech: "A year and half ago. Stalin died. Ever since that event I have will win : warned deputies that if they voted    confidence    in    his    gov- I him out they might have to face More Indictments Expected In FHÁ Housing Scandals emment. Acknowledging justification for French fears of German rearmament. the premier said the seven-nation European alliance proposed in the London agreements would give France more security than even EDC had offered. ; new outlook in Russia, a new hope I of peaceful coexistence with the i Russian nation and that it is our ' duty, patiently and daringly, to make sure whether there is such a change or not. In Soviet Interest It is certainly the interest of the Wichita Falls Hotel Burns; 13 Missing WICHITN FALUS. Tex e — the blaze which started yesterday Thirteen persons were unaccounted afternoon at 5:50 p.m. for here today after fire destroyed j Counts told the Associated Press the small three-story Milam Hotel: at 4 .30 am. twlay he still had and four other business establish- four pieces of fire equipment business” with the Sajx't law yer if Seman would bring $5.000 to Monterrey. Mex. - Russian people who have exper-In his plea for national unity, jenced a terrible half century of Mendes-France appealed for thej^ay^ revolution and famine, to support of those who had favomi | have an easier and more prosper-the EDC plan. Many EDC propo- ^us generation with more food, nents have expressed reservations „lore fun, and more friends. new defense scheme. “While I have life and strength ,    , u c , n b- rti"-- - —    L    «    law of life,” the premier I shall persevere in this though I result from hi.s Nenate «anKing { p^^^as for five witnesses to appear i commissioner in charge of the    fe«l with Mr. Eden «Foreign Secre- WASHlNuTON uf — Chairman mont-insured loans. I jury here would inquire specifically recessed four into the conduct of Clyde L. Pow- on both sides.” I.oredo le.stified Cam'hart R Ind'said todav he ex-i The committee recessed four into the conduct oi uyde L. t'ow- nents hav loredo said Moniez Gonzvdes    •    i    ,    ••    ^ .♦«-.or.» - tn ’<^avs of hearings here late yester-j ell. ousted last April as assistant > about the ...M h.    heTad    -to    ordered    eub-1 Federal Hoosins Administration:    ^ Committee’s investigation of post war housing financed with govern incuts. Fire Capt. Joe Counts said, how- pumping water on the smouldering ruins .‘\t that time, he said, no ever, that it would be “up in the I boihes had been found. day” before it was definitely known whether anybtxly actually died in Ihewehher” Fire Chief Fugene White earlier had said there was a pos.sibihty some person.s were trapped in the ■ blazing 75-room hotel. Of the 27 j gue.sts registered, more than a doz-1 er. made their way to safely by an , outside fire escape. In all. 14 guests | were accounted for. Counts said, j Firemen said heavy smoke and j water damage to nearby busi-, rs. oi rsRTMi NT or rowxii-icE HEATIirK Rl RKAI ABH-KSK .xxn VU lMTV F-lr and Av.«rm s«turd«> nnd suntUy MtRh trmper»-Uir« b*>ih d«.\t »x-so 1"« S«turd«y nliilu *'*NORTH fiNTRAi. TKXVS: t'lear to nc.sles mav bring the total damage 1 » holf mi«'"'' WI ST Trx.As;    i'»rti.v ctoud.v ihrttush'    g    stoie,    hafber    ; sho,., drparti.«.nt ..|or<- and a' '"''■-I''    .v' mnr thf    to    fre*h •«»U*rl.v ¡ CoiHltS said tWO Of hlS    firemen ''swTH ‘ckTkai Tl XAs Cnrm Uuffcreti minor injurie.s. » k.ud.v «ntl    throunh    sunü.e . »htmm nnd thuní1«*«»howfr» XUuScr»t* to trMli «Ji*t#rl> TEMCERATl Ris Irww P.    M.    ,    ^    AM *3    ....    I    SO    0» ,    M    ... ........ 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Capehart had indicated hearings were over except for persons who wished to testify because they thought they were injured in previous testimony. .A special federal grand jury here has been instructed by Atty. Gen. Brownell to “inquire into bribery rental housing program. Powell, three times a witness be- i.ncnt is something that lakes a fore the Senate committee, re- long time. We made progress to- in jumps. The unification of a con- J tary .Anthony Edent that the Soviet fused to answer questions. He claimed constitutional protection agaiqst possible self-incrimination, j The committee received testimony Powell had demanded and got $10.000 to increase an FHA j commitment on a Washington ward building a united Europe at London.” Although some of Mendes-France’s arguments hit home, the deputies showed little enthusiasm. Most of them were obviously depressed at the thought erf voting apartment project loan and that, • for the rearmament of Germany, and other criminal conduct in the ^ pyvear period he had banked which has invaded France three feiieral houing program. ’ and |    i    since    1870. grand juries also have been con-. ^gjgp^. '‘c!!^hart''said''SSiclraents arJ Capehart said the banking corn-showing up almost daily and add-i™»«    'f»    »». ed. "tlMTe should 1» a lot more." attitude about Germany and Austria is nm encouraging. “But there is one risk that we must never run. Our policy is •peace through strength.* We must never wittingly, or unwittingly run the risk of ‘subjugation through weakness.’ “Our strength can only be founded on the unity, precaution and vigilance of the free nations of the world.” Brownell announced the grand Winters Bank Open to Public WINTERS, tkt. 16. - The Winters Stale Bank was all dressed up for companj’ Saturday afternoon with hearings like we’ve had " He ; told newsmen he would ask the Senate for authority and funds ! continue the investigation all next ; year. So far, he said, the com-i m it tee has received $225. WX). ; Capehart said that w hile the pub-; lie hearings are in recess, his staff will look into “some other irregularities.” , Three of the witnesses to be summoned to the N »v. 9 hearing U. s. Hits Red A ibi on Plane WASHINGTON J^-Tbe United States today accused Russia of having “willfully and knowingly” lied about the shooting down of an American B50 bomber over the Sea - 785,492 94 At the are Robert McCormack of nearby  „    .Arlington.    Va.. Louis Lesser, a I of Japan in July. 1^. It filed a Officer^ were read^^    Calif.,    builder,    and    j    formal    damage claim for $2,- Runnels Countv citizens and vm-|Rocco De Grazia. described by‘ * tors from adjacent area at open I Capehart as “a reputed gambler house marking cxtmpletlon of a re-1 in ti^e Chicago area, modeling program.    !    The committee heard yesterday The open house was scheduled McCormack was paid $27,500 m fees for bringing clients interested in defense housing projects to a TllOl SH.VLT A ^laiit. four-story-high replica of Ihe Ten Conunaiulinents, half of them shown in above picture, is moved into place on the stage of the International Amphitheater in Chicago. HI. It was constructed for the world premier of the “Freedom Festival.’* from 2 to 6 p.m. On hand to greet guests was toj l>e John Q McAdams, the man Washington lawyer. The CA>mmit-w ho organized the bank in 1906 and , tee wants information about a is still its president.    cashier’s check PoweU allegedly The first bank in Runnels * sent to De Grazia.    > Countv to pass the million dollar CajKhart said the CiMnminec had ; I mark in deposits back in 1923. the Winters State now has $4.343.492 on deposit tried without success to question McCormack, Lesser and l>e Grazia at the hearings ended yesterday. same time the United Staler challenged Russia—if the CommunLsts deny liabilities for the damage.s—to jtnn in taking the dispute to the International Court of Justice. Ambassador Charles E Bohlen delivered the 17-page American note to the Soviet Foreign Office in Maiscow today . In Washington, the State Department made the note public and announced that U N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. has been instructed to circulate the text among the members of the U.N. Secuity Gouncil. It was the second time that the United States resorted to this extraordinary procedure in pressing what is clearly a campaign to get satisfaction from the Soviet Union for the destruction of American aircraft. The first instance was two weeks ago when W’ashington asked some m million dollars for a B29 shot down off northern Japan in October, l^. There have been a number of cases where Soviet fighters ettock-ed U.S. planes near Russian borders. Tl*e incident in today’s fortnil diplomatic note occurred on July 19 last year and resulted in 16 Americans dead or missini. ;