Abilene Reporter News, October 23, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 23, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas Abilene EVENING "WITI-fOUT OR Wll H OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE 'SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL.-IXXIV, NO. 127 Associated ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, OCT. 23, PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc DINNER President Eisenhower, raising a finger to his temple, talks to an attentive New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Francis Cardinal Spellman checks on the time during a picture session tha t preceded Thursday night's tenth annual dinner of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation in New York City. Later, in his address at the dinner, the President announced that his health reinsurance program by the House of Representatives last be resubmitted to the next Congress. Stevenson Accuses Nixon, Ike of 'Dangerous Politics1 MILWAUKEE (Si Adlai Ste- venson has accused President Ei- senhower of "dangerous politics" and said Vice President Nixon is leading a congressional campaign that might be called "McCarthy- ism in a white collar." The 1952 Democratic presiden- tial nominee, speaking last night at a party rally of said: "It looks as though the Great Crusade under the leadership of Snow White is going to end up this critical congressional campaign on the elevated note of subversion, perversion and denunciation of for- mer President Truman. "I suppose that's what they call McCarthyism in a white collar." Stevenson said that in-Denver two .weeks ago the President called] for a Republican Congress to avoid "a cold of partisan polincs'j between the Congress and the ex- ecutive branch." -The words at Denver were words not of statesmanship but of dangerous politics." Stevenson said, "but it denies de- mocracy's central idea of repre- sentation when a President sees a cold war with Congress if the peo- ple elect the men of their choice instead of his." Stevenson declared Vice Presi- dent Nixon "boasted" last Feb- ruary that Ihe administration had finished "cleaning up the mess in Washington." Now. said Stevenson, Nixon is "back at the old reliable Communists in government." The vice president. Stevenson said, had "repudiated" the Presi- dent when Nixon stated recently that in government is the issue in 1954 as it was in 1932. Stevenson said the President "has stoutly insisted that his adminis- tration's record is the only issue in this election." But. Stevenson added, "contra- diction of the President by his teammates is nothing new in this curious Republican administration when they all ride his coattails." Most of the President's legisla- tive proposals depend on Demo- cratic votes, Stevenson said. Nixon Says Reds Promoting Interest Through Democrats Ike to Visit Pennsylvania On GOP Tour WASHINGTON' W President Eisenhower forays into, politically important Pennsylvania today in a stepped up drive to bolster the enne, Wyo., where he promised to Republican campaign for the Nov. 2 congressional elections. About 150 top Republicans in party lead- ers and invited to hear the President and cat his beef stew recipe at a luncheon on Eisenhower's 189-acre farm near Gettysburg. Eisenhower planned to travel by auto to the site near the historic battlefield, about a two-hour drive from the Pennsylvania Democrats have been whooping a victory cry in ad- BUTTE, Mont. Presi- dent Nixon declared ,last night he has evidence the Communists are promoting their interests in this country through the Democratic months are grim evidence that the American people were justified when they lost confidence in the will previous administration's will or abilitv to deal with the Communist a former U. S. fcenator threat at home." party. Nixon, from California, said he possesses j The Democratic administration a ".secret memorandum" to Call-1 of former President Truman, he fornia Communist party leaders, said, "unfortunately adopted directing them to "fight out the cies which were soft, vacillating French Approve Saar Pact With Germany issues within the ranks of the Dem- ocratic party." He made the declaration before a theater audience of about in Butte last night, one of-several stops in this area on his campaign tour in support of Republican can- didates. Nixon was scheduled to leave Butte today for Worland and Chey- make further disclosures in speech- es todr.y. far as the Republicans are concerned. Nixon, asserted, the GOP "never has had the support of the Communist party and it the Communist threat." Nixon quoted his memorandum as stating: "To unite a new political com- munist majority for 1954 and 1956, the recognition of the two-party system remains the form through which the overwhelming majority of the American people now ex- press themselves in politics. "Under these circumstances, the first attempt must be to fight out the issues within the ranks of Democratic party." To this the vice president added: "The Communist party of Amer- ica is right in one respect wher ica will take.' does not have its support" now and it says the 1954 elections are era- it will never accept it or have it j in determining tne path Amer- in the future." "There is no question." lie said, "but that millions of olyal Dem- ocrats throughout the United States Angelo Community bitterly resent and will oppose this j Fund Tops effort on the part of the Commu- j nists to infiltrate the Democratic' oe and to make Us policies the down. They s.y they hnve agood the DenuKr at.c party. r'lance to unseat five or more House to give the Democrats control of the now rarrow'y divided House if the par- But. he added: "The 6.926 security risks which have been weeded out of the .gov- ernment service by the Eisenhower m v AH! administration in ly holds its own elsewhere. fiey claim a good chance to get' fie governorship for the second if time in 70 years. Republicans say they see no ruch shift in this normally Repub- lican state where they currently hold a 19-11 edge in congressional seats. They predict they'll win the governorship and perhaps pick up some House seats. Eisenhower was heading for Pennsylvania after only one day in the White House. He politicked in Connecticut and New York City on Wednesday and Thursday. He returned only one week ago from an eight weeks work-and-play va- cation in Denver. the past 20 SAN ANGELO. Oct. 23 The United Community Chest drive here topped the mark Friday Morning. Campaign Chairman Lewis Seibert announced. The total in the till is Chest officials hope to reach the campaign goal by Nov. 1. Roll of Chest Donors Slated An honor roll of Community Chest donors will be published, probably Monday, in the Reporter- News. Chest staffers arc compiling the roll in hopes it will stimulate so- licitation, according to Don Scriv- fler, general Solicitations chalr- man. Through Saturday'.morning con- tributions to Red Feather drive here totaled goal th'ii ytar is f OH, BROTHER, 'SEA' Margaret Jude, of Maryknoll Convent in Honolulu, handles the helm with the full confidence of a MMoned mariner during an out- ing for 35 nuns aboard a yacht near Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Navy played host to the nuns in the full day of re- creation. HaglerWins Delay, But Still in Jail FORT WORTH Fred Hagler Jr., accused of murder in the torch slaying of an unidentified man near Davis, Okla., remained in jail today under bond. Hagler's attorneys said bail would be posted .quickly. Meanwhile, Oklahoma authori- ties conferred on whether ro charge Hagler's young bride with com- plicity in the murder. Hagler doesn't have to go to Oklahoma to stand trial for at least 90 days. He won the lengthy delay yes- terday when his attorneys appealed an executive warrant which calls for his delivery to Oklahoma au- thorities. The State Court of Criminal Ap- peals, which must make a decision in the case, usually requires a min- imum of a month to act on such an appeal after the 90-day period. However, jurists can advance the docket. Hagler's attorney said. "We hope to furnish the Court of Criminal Appeals enough them to consider that they won't be inclined to act hastily." Yesterday's hearing before Criminal Dist. Judge Dave JIcGee was marked by admission of Okla- homa's Murray County Sheriff Leonard Monger that probing of- ficers did not know how the mur- der victim was killed. An allegation in the murder complaint against Hagler said the man was beaten to death- with a Mont instrument and thro ;buraed with a quantity of gasoline. Officers say Hagler drove a Ford automobile to Cedarvale, Okla., tourist court near Turner Falls, returned' to Texas for a station wagon in which the victim was burned, and then drove to Waco, Tex., in the Ford. The Ford' was turned over to authorities here yesterday. The new vehicle, it developed, had been washed the night before and any fingr prints on it had been washed away. Garage attendants said thev- received instruction from an un- known telephone caller to wash and sweep out the vehicle with- out knowing that it was ihe car police wanted. Hagler's attorneys said bond would be posted for their client to- day or tomorrow so that he can re- join his new bride, the former Elisabeth Maria Bergmann of Mu- nich, Germany. TAKES OFFICE William D. Gunter, of Olive Oak, Ma., newly elected president of the Future Farmers of America, receives congratulations from his predecessor, David H. Boyrie, left. Gunter was chosen at the 27th an- nual FFA convention in Kansas City, Mo. Pointing of Spann Home Under Way Painting is underway and will be completed Sunday at the Sparin home at 741 Westmoreland St. The, home, was built in a single ay Thursday by-': the 'Abflene Home Builders Association, for Mrs. Jimmy Spann, Verda Ruth and Jimmy. A score or more men and com- panies are involved Saturday and Sunday with free labor and other contributions to the windup of the project. A. J. Pence and Ralph Sahin are donating their labor in taping and floating the sheetrock so it can be textoned and painted. A painting crew was working under direction of John Mees. All the men are donating their day's work. They are L. Ni Keen, T. A. Lewter, H. A. Tune, H. A. Mees, C. J. Shelton, P. J. Owens. J. F. Owens, C. C. McLean. J. F. Tuck- er and E. W. Bowman. Sunday's painting crew also will be supervised by Mees, and the labor will be provided by several companies. Two painters each will be furnished by Westwood. Devel- opment Co., Arthel Henson, .presi- dent; OSSwbod Develojirjent Marshall Boylin, ;and realtor. George Houghton, painting con- will furnish some work- ers. Raymond Leggett, painting contractor, will work himself. A contribution not previously acknowledged is that of R. M. Wilkinson, architect. The house plans used'was already in exist- ence, but was for an east front. It had to be reversed and adop- ted for a west front, and this was done free bv Wilkinson. Power Probe Slander Suit Is Termed Major Blunder WASHINGTON (S-Sen. Langer (R-Ind) said today the Arkansas Power Light Co. "made a ma- jor blunder" in filing a two mil- lion dollar slander suit against a witness in a Senate investigation of the controversial Dixon-Yates power contract. Langer, chairman of a Senate antimonopoly subcommittee carry- ing on the probe, told a newsman a "Wall Street crowd" prompted the filing of the suit in Little Rock "with the clear intent of intimida- tion" of witnesses critical of the proposed contract, which has be- come an issue in the current po- litical campaign. Langer did not spell out who he meant by. the term "Wall Street crowd." The North Dakota Republican predicted that public reaction to the suit will be swift and negative. Defendant in the slander suit is Arthur E. McLean, a little Rock banker who told the Langer sub- committee Thursday that Arkansas Power was "the most corrupt and ruthless corporation that ever oper- ated within the bounds of the state." Arkansas Power officials indi- cated the suit-which accuses the banker of making "malicious, false and slanderous statements" about not based on McLean's Senate testimony, which is privi- leged, but on his past statements in a years long feud with the com- pany. Informed here of the legal ac- tion against him, McLean said "I welcome the suit They are asking for the go- ing to get it." 'Langer reacted explosively when he heard of the suit. Pounding the table, the senator shouted "we are not going to allow Dixbn-Yates or anyone else to bluff, scare or in- timidate witnesses." The North Da- kota senator said his subcommittee would assign its chief counsel, Sid- ney Davis, and hire former Gov. Sid McMath of Arkansas to help with McLean's defense, if this, can be done legally. He ordered his staff to prepare an opinion on this point. Polict Invited To Merit! Members ot the Abilene Police Department will be guests of the Park Drive-In Theater Oct. for special police'pictures. The features will be "Between Midnight and Dawn" and "The Outcast." The former a picture portraying uniform police en midnight shift. THE WEATHER r. S. DWAHTMEXT OF COMStEECE ITEATXEK HUXE.IF ABILENE AND able ctoediaess this afternoon And ionisM with a chance of Ittht rain slxm-ers. ParfUy cloudy Sunday. HiKn this after- noon, near TO. Low tonight 55. day in the 70s. WEST TEXAS: Ctocdy scattered Ikm-ers to east portion of Panhandle, Plains and San Anieto area, partly cloudy tats aflernowi. wrf Sun- day. A little warmer In Panhandle this afternoon and Panhaadfe and Stmth Plains toali ht and Sunday. No Impartial tempera- ture cfcancea- Moderate modi? eaic winds "SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Considerable ekwdtneo scattered and than- derslwwen mostly in easl and sown Uom this afternoon, tontth! and Sunday. this afternoon and in extreme portion tonlulK, Moderate nwrtiy Sat. A.M. 55 Fri. 15 (a Rlrt Mt lew tantreratacw tor M how M aaMM SwlM ta. Mmtl talllM nxHM M a.m. a.SS. M Dewey Blasts Harriman Deai Door Into Defense Alliance Opened PARIS French government today speedily approved an agreement with West Germany on the Saar, opening the door for German manpower to take its place in the defense of the West. The Cabinet decision, which took scarcely 15 min- utes, authorized the Premier to sign all the accords draft- ed here this, week to bring West Germany into a Western European Union and into the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization. Another agreement ends the Al- lied occpation of Germany, gives the Germans the right to rearm and restores all but full sovereign- ty to the West Germans. Some Reservation A Cabinet spokesman said Pre- NEW YORK Gov. Thomas E. Dewey says Averell Harriman "made millions" as an insider on a pre-war Silesian mine deal while what he mis- informed" investors lost five mil- lion dollars. Harriman, the Democratic-Liber- al candidate to succeed Dewey. immediately replied: "Smear and distortion." "Simply not true." added John P. McGrath, Democratic state campain manager. charges in a radio-tele- vision address last night were the second major Republican attack in a week on Harriman's financial past. This now appears to be a main target of the Republican campaign to hold New York in the Nov. 2 elections. Dewey, who is retiring from of- fice this year, spoke in behalf of Sen. Irving M. Ives. the Republi- can gubernatorial candidate. Harriman. in describing the Dewey speech as a smear, said it was designed to divert attention from what the Democrats consider the fe'jes of the campaign. mier Pierre Mendes-France was instructed to attach some reserva- tions concerning ownership of the coal mines in the Saar and their production. A settlement on this issue was complicated by a 50-year lease on the mines which the Saar regime gave to the French some time ago. In Moscow, meanwhile, Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov summoned the American, British and French ambassadors and handed them a new note on Ger- many. Its contents were not dis- closed, but the action was not un- expected, since' most diplomats have felt all along that Russia would take some action against the new plans for rearming Ger- many on the side of the West. The accord was described as a treaty outline or common declara- tion which Mendes-France and Ad- enauer would initial here. The de- tails would be worked out in the neft- few? weeks.- The Saar problem has been jiold- ing up the whole Allied defense system worked out here this week. Mendes France said flatly he would sign none of the accords unless he obtained a satisfactory settlement of the Saar issue. These accords end the Allied oc- cupation of West Germany; give the Germans virtual sovereignty, frame a seven-power Western Eu- ropean Union including West Ger- many, and give West Germany an equal place in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. French sources said the Saar agreement was expected to be i ready in time for consideration by the French Cabinet at a special session this afternoon. Mendes- France will then ask his minis- ters to authorize him to sign the j Saar accord and the other docu- ments. Dulles' Mesage Mendes France and" Adenauer had conferred until almost 3 ajn., today on the Saar issue. They re- sumed their talks again at a.m. with the foreign ministers of 13 other nations, including U.S. Secretary of State Dulles sitting anxiously on the sidelines. It was learned Dulles sent both Mendes-France and Adenauer, a message expressing "profound" hope" that France and West Ger- many will agree on the Saar's fu- ture. The US. secretary then scheduled a meeting with British i Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Ed- en to review the situation. Both sides agreed considerable progress had been made but some tough points remained to be set- tled. Rain Possible Here Tonight -Abilene and vicinity. may get light rain showers Saturday after- noon and night. Moist air from the Gulf that blanketed East Texas with rain has moved into this area. The forecast Saturday morning indicated the chance of precipita- tion might, dissipate by Sunday. Considerable cloudiness will be evident: It will be partly cloudy Sunday. Rainfall here Friday totalled .03 inch at Municipal Airport and .15 at 1829 South Eighth St. Merkel had .30 inch and the Weather Bureau reported its ra- dar indicated HamUn received a shower Friday. Temperatures will rise from near 70 Saturday afternoon to the upper Sunday. Nary to Expand KWGSVTLLE, ex- pansion program for. both Kings- ville Naval Auxiliary Air Station and Chase Field at Beevflle has been announced by naval author- ities. CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER Ballinger Man, 23, in 'Very Critical' Shape After Crash BALLINGER, Oct. 23 Gerald Sloan, 23, Ballinger milk route salesman, is in "very criti- cal" condition in Ballinger Clinic- Hospital. He was injired Friday night in a .car wreck. The attending physician said Sloan was being treated for a brain concussion and two broken legs. He was thrown from his 1951 sedan when it failed to make a curve nine miles north of Ballin- ger on U. S. Highway 87. The accident happened about p.m. Friday. Witnesses said the car skidded about 90 feet. Sloan was apparent- ly hurled from the car when it struck the guard rails on the curve. -He was returning to Ballinfer from a football He U married and has small child. SMOG CONTROL Oil Firms Reject Shutdown Appeal LOS ANGELES tfi Southern i Angelenos have been gagging for California's oil industry, invited by Gov. Goodwin J. Knight to shut down operations temporarily for a smog test, has some comment unrefined. "The solution to the smog prob- lem is not to be found in snapped Reese H. Taylor, Union Oil President Knight and Demo- crat Richard Graves are locked in the current campaign for governor an dsmog has suddenly erupted into the hottest issue. Four other major companies and an independent group foUowid Un- ion's lead and took dissenting stands. The governor awaited .word from other operators of the area's refineries without (rent opti- mism. General Petroleum called Knight's proposal "unsound" and "meaningless." Richfield said the move "would neither prove nor disprove" bew the irritating plla- tanta let into air M wUch 17 straight days. Standard Oil of California and Shell were more reserved in their comments, but like the other com- panies insisted the industry tms done all in its power to curb, smoke pollutants at their refin- eries. Shell alone offered to meet with the governor to discuss the proposal. The Independent Refiners Assn., attacked the request as "com- pletely impractical from the indus- try standpoint" and urged Knight "to eliminate political considera- tions" from his viws. Knight dropped the plan in the companies' terday. He liked for a voluntary closiag of refineries "in iaUrat for such a period M will permit an adequate lot et the amount ot smog from tht numfactun of aid daw DttrolMm product! to tMatjr." ;