Abilene Reporter News, November 11, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1954, Abilene, Texas e 0Wlene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron s EVENING VOL. LXXIV, NO. 145 Associated. Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, NOV. 11, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc WELCOME C. E. GatlinQeft) and Lt. Cmdr. Laudius Wilkes .of Abi- lene welcome Cmdr. Charles Brsndler (right) and.Gib Sandefer, second from left back to Abilene. Brendler directs the U. S. Navy Band and Sandefer is manager of it. (Pho- to by Charles Tax Refund Asked ByAbilenian A suit asking refund of allegedly excessive inheritance taxes and in- terest totalling has been filed in the Abilene division clerk's office of the U. S. District Court. Plaintiff is Mrs. Ernestine Jones Guitar of Abilene, daughter of the late G. E. and Martha Boggs Jones and executrix of their es- tste. She is suing the U. S. gov- ernment. Mrs. Guitar became executrix of her parents' estate on April 27, 1953, after the death of her broth- er, W. B." Jones. Community Property After her father died on Sept. 9, 1948, Mrs. Guitar claims that the U. S. tax assessor erroneously taxed the estate on the community property of her mother, who died on June 21. 1930. She alleges that he disregarded the children's rights as their moth- er's heirs and taxed the estate aft- er the statute of limitations had run out on any such-claim. Mrs. Guitar claims that inheri- tance taxes on her father's estate should have been instead of Her father left a will, but her mother left none. She also says that the assessor did not allow sufficiently for at- torneys' fees, which amounted to instead of which the government allowed. Claim for the refund alleges that taxation should have been on an estate value of rather than Paid in 1952 The assessor had determined that all of the late Mrs. Jones' that all of the late Mrs. Jones' community holdings, with the ex- ception of the homestead which went to her children, was part of her husband's estate. The taxes levied on the full es- tate was paid in 1952, and claims for refunds have since been filed, Mrs. Guitar states in her suit. She is now sole claimant to the estate. She asks refundment of S48.688- .66 in taxes plus interest. Attorneys for Mrs. Guitar are the firms of Brooks 'and Brooks and Stone, Agerton. Parker, a.id Kerr, both of Fort Worth. French Okay 3erman Arms PARIS Ml By a margin of more than 6-1, the French Socialist party today voted to support-the Paris agreements to rearm West Germany. This was believed to as- sure ratification in the National Assembly, where the Socialists hold the biggest single bloc of votes. Navy Band to Play 3 Concerts Today With a fanfare by the U. S. Navy Bands famous herald trum- pets, the curtain was to go up at Radford Auditorium Thursday at 3 p.m. for the first of three Abi- lene concerts by the band. The Navy's top musical organ- ization, under direction of Com- mander Charles Brendler, was to play a second matinee perform- ance at p.m. An evening con- cert is slated for 8 p.m. Thurs- day. Classes Dismissed The Navy Band's appearance here is sponsored by the McMur- ry College Indian Band. Tickets for the matinees, scheduled pri- marily for school-age music lovers, are 60 cents." Local public school students holding tickets will be dismissed froni classes 'at p.m. The later matinee was sched- uled for the benefit of children in surrounding communities. Reserved seat" tickets for the evening concert, at are on sale at the Record Shop, Melody Shop, and the McMurry Business Office. Tickets also will be sold at the door, McMurry Band Di- rector Raymond T. Bynum said. The herald trumpets, whose in- cisive fanfare will open each of the three concerts, are long, reed- like brasses of ancient vintage. They were standard equipment for bands back in Bible times. The matinee concerts will be de- voted to popular music, novelty numbers, and symphonic arrange- ments slanted to student audi- ences, Bynum reoorted. Matinee Numbers Some of the matinee numbers will be "Donna Diana "Prelude to Act HI from Lohen- "Ballet Music From Prince "Parade of and a Spanish "Fandango." Tschaikowsky's "Arab Dance for Five Trumpets" will feature a trumpet quintet, and solo selections will be rendered by Frank Scimo- nelli, English post horn; Richard Bain, harmonica; and tenor Ben Mitchel Morris. The night 'program will include "Die Fledermaus Overture, Jo- hann Strauss' "Mardi and a trumpet trio. Other evening numbers will be "Hungarian Rhapso- "Sea "Irish and a selection from "Puccini's opera "La sung by ten- or Morris. Sooner Torch Killing Done for Insurance' Leader Asks Segregation Amendment By HENDRIX CHANDLER BOCA RATON, Fla. tft-Acting !ov. Charley E. Johns of Florida proposed today that President Ei- senhower call a special session of Congress immediately to submit a constitutional amendment which would allow the states to maintain separate but equal public schools for the races. Johns made the proposal in open- ing the annual Southern Governors Conference. He urged the con- ference to make such a request of the President, or in-the alterna- tive that Southern governors call special sessions of their legisla- tures to petition for enactment of such a constitutional change. Johns' proposal came as some- what of a surprise, since the seg- regation matter wasn't on the official conference agenda and most governors attending had ex- pressed the views in separate interviews that each state should decide for itself what course it should pursue. Arson at School Due to Be Charged ATHENS, Tex. UPl-Sheriff Jess Sweeten today said a charge of arson probably would be filed this weekend in the burning of the Ath- High School last Thursday night. Officers have in custody a 20- year-old man who has made a writ- ten statement to County Attorney Jack Hardy. The suspect was ar- rested at his home in Murchison, near Athens, Tuesday night. N.M.Solon Hits McCarthy As a Judge of Patriotism WASHINGTON Wt-The Senate censure debate roared along in a fresh rush of angry words today with Sen. Chavez (D-NM) shouting that Sen. McCarthy "thinks he's the only one who is honest.. who would die for his country." "I don't like it and I don't intend to have Chavez cried. Chavez said he had in mind particularly McCarthy's accusa- tion that the six-man committee which recommended his censure is the "unwitting handmaiden" of the Communist party. Defense of Baries What brought Chavez bounding his feet was an objection by Mc- Carthv when Sen. Lehman (D, Lib-NY) sought to put into the Congressional Record a recent broadcast by CBS commentator Eric Sevareid praising the career of John Paton Davies. Davies was fired by Secretary of State Dulles last week after 23 years as a foreign service officer. He was specifically cleared of any disloyalty or Communist associa- but Dulles said he agreed with a security board's decision that Davies had shown a lack of the judgment and discretion re- quired of a carer diplomat. McCarthy, in objecting to the Sevareid broadcast going into the Record, described Davies as one of his original "cases' of Com- Nightwatchman Critically Injured William Arnold Boyd, 59 year- old nightwatchman, 1741 North Eighth St., was critically injured about a.m. Thursday in a collision ot two vehicles. Attendants at Hendrick Memo- rial Hospital, where he was ad- mitted, said he suffered a head injury and that his condition Was considered "critical." Boyd was driving west on North Third St., when his car was struck broadside in the intersection ot North Treadaway Blvd. and North Third St. by an automobile dri- ven by Arthur A. Ashley, IS, Route 2, Abilene, City Policeman Kinney reported. The Ashley car was traveling south on North Treadaway Blvd., when the crash occurred. Policeman Kinney said Boyd's car was' about 57 feet into the intersection before being hit by the other vehicle. Impact of the collision threw Boyd out of his car, Kinney re- ported. Ashley wasn't hurt. Several hundred dollars' dam- age was done the two cars, the policeman said. Policemen Kinney and Dillard investigated. nist infiltration of the State De- partment. He said. Davies was "responsible to some extent" for the "loss of China." He praised the Eisenhower ad- ministration for firing Davies but said the expulsion came "thou- sands of lives too late and years too late." Chavez leaped up and said "millions" of Americans are "just as patriotic as the senator from Wisconsin." He said that wasn't saying much. Knows Davies Wei I Chavez said he knew Davies and his family well and had the highest respect for their patriotism. He said that the decision to Fire Davies was made by one Secretary of State got "fired by millions of the voters of New York." This was apparently a reference to Dulles' defeat by Lehman in the 1950 senatorial race. Chavez said McCarthy tries to "take it on himself" to decide who is a Communist and who is not and "tries to get away with it by wringing in Eisenhower." That apparently was a reference to McCarthy's praise for .the ad- ministration in having got rid of Davies. The Senate picked up its censure debate today in an atmosphere of tension heightened by the descent of hundreds of McCarthy admirers one the capitol. By trains, busses and private cars, partisans of the Wisconsin Republican senator flocked into the city for a "National Rally for Mc- Carthy" to be held in Constitution Hall tonight. Many of them came to the capitol to buttonhole senators and urge against censure of McCarthy. Sen. Saltonstall (R-Mass> told reporters 60 persons from Massa- chusetts had visited him and brought signatures from other McCarthy supporters. He said he told them he would listen to the debate before making up his mind. New Vote Plan In advance for the session, Sen. Capehart (R-Ind) said he would propose that the Senate pill off a vote on the censure issue until January. This idea seemed to find little favor. Republican Leader Know- land (Calif.) told newsmen the present session was called for the specific purpose of acting on the censure issue and "I think it should ie disposed of during the present 83rd Congress." Knowland said it would "not be in the interest of either party, the Senate or the country" to put off a vote until next January. He also said he doubted whether either side :o the dispute would want to do so. Saltonstall, the assistant Repub- lican leader, expressed a similar view. So did Sen. Dirksen a leading supporter of McCarthy. Dirksen said he felt the Senate was "almost compelled to take action of some kind" at the present session. Refers to Crowds He added, however, that he was "distressed about the theatrical atmosphere." He said he was referring to the crowds and the "tension" in the air. In response to questions, Dirksen said he did not know of any move among friends of McCarthy to fili- buster against a vote at this ses- sion. Knowland said he had found "no evidence of any desire to filibus- and added: "I don't think it will be tried." Sen.. Jackson (D-Wash) predicted Capehart would fail if he tried to get the Senate to postpone the issue until January. CHRISTMAS CASH FROM WANT ADS! Wondering where that money for Christmas is coming from? readers of Reporter-News Want Ads are waiting to give it to you! Why? Because they want to buy those items you hove around the house that ore no longer used or needed. These reoders hove a need for those items and ore read- ing Reporter-News Want Ads every day hoping you'll hove it listed there. Wont Ms raise Christmos money for you the easy way, so why not dial 2-7841 right now and place thot ad listing your items for sale. Want Ads ore accepted doily until 4 P. M. except Saturday when the closing time is noon. Space ads for Sunday are received until noon Friday. REP, TRUETT LATIMER no. 5 in race China Hostile, Dulles Tells Senate Group By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON Iffl Secretary of State Dulles declared today that Communist China is showing an aggressive intent in Asia which be- lies its protestations of peace. It was against this menace that the United States and seven other nations signed the Manila Pact two months ago, he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in calling Tor approval of the agree- ment. Dulles addressed the committee for a submitted to questioning by members. .While.no effective opposition is expected some senators like Mansfielc who has traveled the Orient extensively said they hac some questions to ask. The secretary said the Manila Pact marks a "major further step" in the Free World's efforts to sustain peace in the Pacific as elsewhere. Significant also, he said, is a companion Jie Pacific Charter which em- phasizes the right of peoples to choose their own governments. Places and Situations Dulles ticked off places and sit- uations which he said showed Red China's "aggressive intent." Among these he listed: 1. Existence of a "Free Thai" movement inside China, just across the border from Thailand. 2.'Doubling since the Geneva conferences the portion of Indo- china claimed by the Communist Vietminh. 3. Domination by the Commu- nists of two provinces in northern Laos. 4. Vigorous efforts to commu- nize Chinese in Singapore. 5. Maintenance in China's Yu- nan Province, "where there cer- :ainly is no risk of of a large" armed force of Red Chinese. Rep. Latimer Enters State Senate Race Rep. Truett Latimer Thursday became the fifth candi- date for ihe State Senate post va- cated by the death of Harley Sadler of Abilene last month. Latimer, 26, was elected to his second term in the state House of Representatives earlier this month. Filing deadline with the secre- ary of state's office is Friday. Four other men had previously ir.nounced their intentions of run- ning for the 24th district senatorial post. They are Rep. David Ratliff of Stamford, former State Sen. 'at Bullock of Colorado City, Jus- on Morrow of Rotan, and Dan Sorreils, Abilene attorney. "Many people from the district lave urged me to Latimer said. "After carefully considering t for more than three weeks, I lave decided to make the race." Latimer is a member of the Tex- as Commission on Higher Educa- tion and has served on five com- nittees in the House common carriers, public health, public lands and buildings, and penitentiaries. He was born in Albany, reared in Lfleders where he attended pub- lic schools, and moved to Abilene to attend Hardin Simmons Uni- versity. He remained here in the insurance business following his graduation in 1951. He is a mem her of the First Baptist Church Rotary Club, Jaycees, is a maste sergeant in the National Guard and is a board member of the YMCA.. If elected, he would become thi second man to enter the Senate a the age of 26. Gov. Allan Shivers was the first. The special election, set for Dec. 11, will be held in 13 counties: Dickens, Garza, Kent. Stonewall, Borden, Scurry, Fisher, Jones, Shackelford. Howard, Mitchell, Nolan and Taylor. Higher Cotton Quotas Urged WASHINGTON league (D-Tex) urged today that individ- ual cotton farmers who suffered crop failures because of drought be given special consideration in the allocation of next year's acre- age quotas. He has discussed the matter with agriculture department officials and has asked he be given acreage quota figures for counties in his Central Texas district as soon as they are available. Irving Man Soys Hagler Got Body DALLAS Crime Bureau Chief 0. K. Bivins today nnounced that Frank St. Claire. 7. Irving, Texas, has signed a tatement saying the Oklahoma orch slaying was a insur- ance plot. "Anything Bivins releases is okay with St. Claire told a newspaper. Corpse From Morgue Bivins said St. Claire said in the tatement that David Fred Hagler "was have got a "orpse for from a morgue." He did not know which morgue. Hagler, 36, a Fort Worth asphalt salesman, is charged vith murder in the death of a man charred corpse was found in a burning sta- ion wagon near Davis, Okla., Oct. 0. The corpse was at first thought o be that of Hagler. Hagler turned up later at }Vaco, 'ex. He now is out .on bond. It was not known immediately 'here he was. Doctors who performed an au- opsy on the unidentified body last month said they believed the raan was alive when placed in the sta- ion wagon. Reporters were not shown the statement Bivins had from St. Claire. Bivins said there were >arts he did not wish to reveal. St. Claire is not under arrest. He told a Times Herald reporter that Ca.pt. Will Fritz of the Dallas police "told me to refer any news- paper questions to him. But any- thing Fritz or Bivins releases is okay with me." Bivins told the reporter that about was involved in tbt nsurance piot. He also said that Oklahoma offi- cers deliberately misled reporters when they announced last month :hat a lie detector test taken by St. Claire in Oklahoma was "nega- tive" because "we wanted mort time to investigate-" Bivins said also that St. Claire agreed to cooperate with officers after the lie detector test and was released. Hagler was married Oct. JO to Elisabeth Marie Bergmann, a na- tive of Munich, Germany, who had been in Fort Worth but went back to Germany last summer. She re- turned Oct. 18 and told reporters she had come back to help Hagler. Because dental plates and shoes found on the charred corpse in Oklahoma were believed to be of Foreign make, officers .worked on the theory that The victim was a scorned suitor of Miss Bergmann. The theory was advanced just this week that the corpse could have been a merchant marine sea- man who had dental work done in a foreign country. The official autopsy report said the dead man was in, a drunken stupor when fire started in the station wagon. Officers, said they have established Hagler borrowed the station wagon from his former wife. Of the days around the day of the slaying, Hagler has told a story of a drunken weekend of which he remembered but little. IN OLD HOMETOWN Ike Sees Kansas Vets Day Parade ABILENE, Kan. UK President Eisenhower today reviewed a colorful Veterans' Day parade in this hometown of his youth He also dedicated the Eisenhower Museum here. Seated atop the marquee ot the Sunflower Hotel with his three grandchildren and other members of his family, the chief executive saw a color guard made up of 'ellow members of the' Abilene American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War posts. Next in line was the same Kansas' band which ed the Eisenhower inaugural pa- rade in Washington in January 1953. The parade was a prelude to the event which brought the President >ack to his hometown last night dedication of the Eiien- lower memorial museum. The President was up early this norning and visited the graves of lis father and mother at Abilene Cemetery on the edge of town. AUTO-TRAIN Policeman 0. L. Bayne is shown investigating an ac- cident early Thursday morning which injured Justin Lafayette Moran, 58, of 2901 Vine St. Moran was admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries after the Buick he was driving struck a switch engine at a.m. in the intersection of South 25th St. and the Abilene Southern Railway, east of Radio Station KWKC. Bayne quot- ed Moran as saying his eye glasses were fogged over and that he didn't see the engine in time to stop. Moran suffered a fractured wrist and possible head injury. His con- dition wasn't regarded as serious Thursday morning. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) He was accompanied there by his grandchildren; his son John, an Army major; arji his brothers Milton and Earl. They stood bare- headed at the graves and talked quietly. On each of the graves was a basket of white, yellow and rust- colored baby mums placed there by the family. Shortly after returning to the hotel, the President and his family stepped to the marquee to watch the parade. A big crowd was assembled across the street and Eisenhower got a warm round of applause. As he watched, the President occasionally rumpled the hair of his 6-year-old grandson David with his left hand while waving to the crowd with his right. When he re-entered the hotel Eisenhower stopped to greet Rep.' Ed Hees who represents the Abilene area in Congress. "Hello, Ed) I'm glad to see the President declared. "I'm glad you could be here besides I wanted to meet my congressman." Then the chief executive laughed heartily. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES PIONEER SUCCUMBS Dr. James (Jim) M. Alexander, pioneer Abilene physician, dies. Page 2-A. SMOKING CONTROVERSY indicates smoking increases risk of heart attack. Pose 12-A. AIR IASE FISH Con- tractor .catches catfish on Abi- lene Air Force Base for from lakes. Page 1-B. THE WEATHER B.S. DEPASTMEXT Or COMMEICE WXATHEK BttKAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair and mild Thursday and Friday: low Thursday lifht 4WO: hifh Friday 70-75. NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS: .Char to partly dwdy and mild Dili afternoon, toQlght and Friday. EAST AND SOOTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly "Andy in interior, mostly dondy aear Iht coait. mud Ihii aturnoon. to- night and Friday. Moderate mostly north and northeast winds on the coait. TEXFEKATGBES Wed. P.M. Thora. A.M. M 47 a 45 O 4S H .............44 C 41 43 4Z: SJ 41 53 52 50 57 41 .......Sil.B......... 47 Sunwt laat nKM p.m. DmrlM May a.m. Sunaet loiltht Barometer naotx at MB. M. tamWnr at ;