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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               The gfoilme "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 152 Associated Press ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5e, SUNDAY lOc CLASSMATES OF '22 Mrs. George Likins of Abilene and Congressman George Ma- hon of Colorado City met at Webb Air Force Base, Big Spring, this week at graduating exercises for 37 aviation cadets. Mrs. Likins presented a silver platter on behalf of the Daughters of American Colonists to Lt. John Anderson Jr. as the most outstanding cadet. Rep. Mahon was speaker. Mrs. Likins and Mahon were classmates at Simmons University (now Hardin-Simmons) in 1922. Prior to the'commencement exercises Mrs. Likins was conducted on a tour of the base. (See story, Page 5-A) John R. Hutto, 75, Educator, John R. Hutto, 75, West Texas educator, Boy Scout leader, his- torian and benefactor of Latin Americans, died at a.m. Thursday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital. He had been admitted at p.m. Wednesday after a heart at- tack at his home, 1809 Sandefer St. Death was unexpected, as he had apparently been feeling all right until the sudden illness. Funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church. Dr. Elwin Skiles, pastor, will officiate, assisted by Dr. Mil- lard A. Jenkens, retired lormer pastor. Laughter North Funeral Home will direct burial in a local cem- etery. Retires in 1949 Mr. Hutto was'retired as prin- cipal of the Latin American Hous- ton Elementary School (formerly Americanization School 1 at the close of the 1948-49 school year. He had served eight years in that position. At the time of his leaving the principalship of Houston school, he was 69 years old. The School Board had adopted a policy mak- ing 65 the usual retirement age, and for that reason voted to re- tire him although he hadn't re- quested it. More than 300 Latin American patrons of Houston school attend- ed a mass meeting at their school in April, 1949, to petition the School Board to keep Mr. Hutlo as their principal. History Of Abilene For an 11-year period Mr. Hutto was principal of Kate Morrison School for Latin American dren at Big Spring. Ir his youth he taught in a private school in Old Mexico. The last major undertaking of Mr. Hutto was his service as re- search editor of the "History of Abilene." being prepared with Hugh E. Cosby as editor-in-chief id publisher. Mr. Hulto had been engaged in that endeavor for many months at the time of his death. A portion of that book has al- ready been printed in pamphlet form as the "History of Hardin- Simmons University." Mr. Hutto was awarded in De- cember 1946, the coveted Silver Beaver, highest honor a Boy Scout council can give to an adult work- er. Chisho'im Trail Council made the presentation in recognition of Mr. Hutto's service to scouting. JOHN R. HUTTO For many years he was Scout- master and assistant Scoutmaster of the Latin American Boy Scout Troop 12, sponsored by the Abi- lene Lions Club. Received MA Commencement exercises at Hardm Simmons University in May, 1953, were a very special occasion for Mr. Hutto. He re- ceived his Master of Arts degree in Spanish and English. He was 73 at the time, and his 74th birth- day was to be in September of the See HUTTO, Pg. 3-A, Col. 5-6 THE WEATHER C.S- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE' WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair and a JitUc cooler today and tonight. Fair and I Friday. Moderate lo fresh northwest- winds today. High today 65. Low to- night 40. High Friday near 68. XORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Fair this ftemoon, tonight and Friday. Cooler this fternoon and tonicht. Lowest 36-46 to- ,ipht. WEST TEXAS: Fair this afternoon, to- night and Friday. Slightly cooler this aft- ernoon and tonight. Lowest 28-35 in Pan- handle and South Plains and 34-44 else- where tonicht. EAST AND SOUTH TEXAS: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Cooler this afternoon and tonight. Lowest in 40s north portion toniEht. TEMPERATURES Wed. P. M...............Tfinrs. 55 76 54 75 53 73 5-4 68 55 64 55 60 51 60 53 58 56 56- 59 55 62 54 64 Sunrise today a.m. Sunset tonight -.37 p.m. Barometer reading at p.ni- 28.28, Relative humidify p.m. Hieh and low temperatures for 24-hours ended at a.m.: 77 and 50 degrees. 'WASN'T MY CAR' Boy Steals Car, Leads Police on Fast Chase A 13-year-old boy attracted the attention o[ Abilene police officers Wednesday night as he ran a stop sign and after a chase at high speed through the west part of town they caught him. "That's a good way to get shot at" an officer told the boy. "I don't care, it isn't my the lad replied. Following this statement. Patrol- men W. A. Richie and W. P. Ross, took the youth to the police station where he confessed that he had taken the automobile from the rear of the Firestone store at North Third and Cedar Sts. He also admitted prowling several other cars in the same area and had taken a pair of sun glasses. Several weeks ago he had taken another car for a "joy ride." This time, the owner never knew that the car was missing. The car used for the Wednesday night drive belonged to Billy Doug- las Grimes and Tommy Coultee, Hardin Simmons University stu- dents. The boy was released to the custody of his grandparents and is to appear before a juvenile officer Thursday. Morrow Tops Taylor Ballot Justpn M. Morrow, Rotan far- mer and businessman, drew first spot on the ballot in Taylor Coun- ty for the special election Dec. 11 to replace the late Sen. Harley Sadler as state senator from the 24th district. Names were drawn by County Auditor Herbert Middleton, Assis- tant County Attorney Allen Glea.i, and John Danilson. Reporter-News staff writer, in Glenn's office in the courthouse. Following Morrow were Robert F. Wasson, Snyder doctor; Cecil A. Lotief, Rotan mayor; Rep. Truett Latimer of Abilene; Dan T. Sorrells, Abilene attorney; Hep. David W. Hatliff of Stamford; and former State Sen. Pat Bullock of Colorado City. Texas Begins Probe Of Gl Land Program SWEETWATER ACCIDENT Clyde Beatty Sued For Circus Injury Circus Owner Clyde Beatty is be-1 ing sued for damages for an accident in Sweetwater Oct. 7 a suit filed with the Abilene clerk's office of the U. S. District Court. Chris Odom, hired as a roust- about, claims that he was perma- nently injured when a steel sec- tion of the lions' cage, allegedly weighing 450 pounds, fell on him during a performance of the circus at Sweetwater lest month. Beatty is a resident of New Mex- ico. Attorney for Odom is John K. Ford of Midland. Also filed in the U. S. court: Knight Manufacturing Co. of Tul- sa, Okia., against Edgar Davis of Abilene. The Tulsa firm is suing Davis for principal and interest of 6 per cent from Jan. 14, 1954, which they allege is balance due on two dual gas compressors val- ued at They also ask attorneys' fees. Ungerman, Whitebook, Grabel and Ungerrnan of Tulsa. John T. Gibson of Tulsa, and McMahon, Springer, Smart, and Walter ol Abilene are attorneys for the firm. United States of America aaainst Thomas N. Rogers and W. F. Creamer, both of Ranger. The government is asking fore- closure on a farm owned by Rog ers in order to pay off and interest of which claims is still due on a promisson note for signed by Rogers on Sept. and allegedly due Sent. 15, 1953. Rogers gave a chattel mortgage including all croos. livestock, and implements on the farm to the Federal Housing Administration when he secured the loan. Anti-Red Addition Asked in Censure WASHINGTON (ffl-Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) today asked that the Senate add McCar- thy censure resolution a new sec- tion condemning the Communist party in this country and urging continued investigation of it. Johnson made this move as Senate leaders consulted on wheth- er to continue sessions while Sen. McCarthy is absent and in a hos- pital. The Senate convened at 11 a.m. Republican Leader Knowland (Calif) told reporters the censure debate would continue at least :ernporarily. Johnson is a member of the special six-man committee which recommended censure of McCar- thy. His new proposal was seen as an effort to counter the arguments McCarthy and his supporters ftat censure would be a victory, for Communists and their supporters. Johnson said he had planned to make a speech today in favor of the censure report and his pro- CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER GOAL posed addition but had been told by Sen. Bridges (R-NH) that Sen. McCarthy "is quite ill." For this reason, Johnson said he would delay his statement until McCarthy would be able to hear it. Republican leaders were holding numerous conferences on and off the Senate floor apparently in an effort to decide whether to con- tinued sessions in the Wisconsin Edward B. Williams, McCarthy's attorney, declined to see reporters or to answer any inquiries about McCarthy's attitude toward con- tinued sessions in the Wisconsin senator's absence. Training Started TOKYO air force troops are being trained for the first time to man the radar net that guards the shores of their homeland. Light Cool Front Hits A light trace of rain about a.m. Thursday was the only break in otherwise cool and clear weath- er for the Abilene area. The cool front that passed through here Wednesday dropped temperatures gradually about 10 degrees. The high yesterday was 77, the low 50. The high today will be 65 with a low tonight at near 40. The mer- cury will rise slightly higher Fri- day. A high of 68 is expected, the weather forecast said. The Abilene area can also expect "moderate to fresh" northwester- ly winds today. The front through here has passed into the Gulf Coast area. A heavy cloak of fog hung over the Coast Thursday morning and sev- eral hours later was clearing but still foggy at Houston and Beau- mont. The fog had made air, sea and surface traffic hazardous. College Station reported zero visibility and zero ceiling. Highway traffic slowed to a snail's pace and was virtually impossible in spots. Other areas reporting rain Thursday were Mineral Wells, Wichita Falls and Dalhart, The government alleges that be- tween Oct. 15 and Nov. 21, 1951, Creager bought four bales of cot- ton from Rogers for Deducting rental and picking charges, the government places as a fair value on the cot- ton and is suing Creager and Rog- ers for the amount jointly and se- verally. The suit was filed by U. S. At- torney Heard L. Floore of Dallas and his assistant, F. L. Hartman. Bids on Big Hangar to Be Opened Today Bids were slated If be opened at 2 p.m. today at Fort Worth on a base aircraft main- tenance hangar for Abilene Air Force Base. Government estimate or. the hangar with its second and thin floors was The building will contain square feet o space and be located just off tie parking auron already completei at AAFB. The bids were to be opened by the Fort'Worth District Corps p Engineers. Leslie Miller of Fort.Worth wa the apparent low bidder at 937.35 for construction of a pumj station and storage reservoir at a bid-opening Wednesday. His was the lowest of 11 bids submitted. Government estimate on the project had been The contractor will have 210 calendar days in which to complete work after a" work order is issued. Bids are to be opened at Fort Worth next Tuesday on a squadron operations building for the base. The following day bids will be opened on the officers mess (ori- ginally scheduled for Nov. 17) and a cold storage and meat cutting plant. Construction estimates on the second multi million dollar pro- ject this month will be opened N'ov. 30. The project will be con- struction of square yards of parking apron and taxiway. Contractors Meet On Apron Contract About 20 contractors' represen- :atives met at Abilene Air Force Base Thursday morning with 'orps of Engineers ,and Air Force officials in a pre-bid conference on a big apron contract. Lt. Col. Carl G. Sory, executive officer to the Forl Worth district engineer, was in charge of the conference. He and 1st Lt. Arthur J. Poor, installations engineer for the Air Force at the base here, answered questions on the mil- ion project for an aircraft main- tenance apron and operational apron. The projects involves about square yards of paving. Bids will be opened Nov. 30. The new apron will be construct- ed immediately south of the 000-square yard apron now under contract to H. B. Zachry Co. Lt. Poor will move to Abilene Wednesday from Eighth Air Force rlq. at Fort Worth to continue his work on the scene as installations ingineer. Field and his wife, Herta, shown to- gether in one of last photos taken of them before disap- pearing behind the Iron Curtain in 1949. Fields Seem Well, U. S. Envoy Says BUDAPEST, Hungary Minister Christian M. Ravndal and First Secretary Donald Downs visited Noel and Herta Field to- day. Both "seem to be well Ravndal told correspondents after he returned to his office. The Hungarian government an- nounced yesterday that the Amer- ican couple had been freed after five years imprisonment. The of- ficial announcement said spy charges against them had been dropped. Ravndal said Noel Field is "ap- parently..suffering from a stomach ailment and they both are going today to., enter a Budapest hospital for examination and treatment." The legation will supply them with some American magazines and periodicals. Field's brother, Hermann, sim- ilarly has been in a sanitarium in Warsaw since his release by the Polish government late in October. Hermann's British-born wife has announced in London she expects :o join him soon in Switzerland. The American ministet refused to put newsmen in-touch with Noel field and his wife, saying the couple had asked specifically that .hey "be left in privacy" and that heir address and telephone num- >er in Budapest not be given out. The Hungarian Foreign Office, vhich earlier had said it wouW. consider trying to arrange a news conference with the couple, joined n keeping their whereabouts secret today. Ravndal said the couple ap- jeared to be "awfully happy" about their release. He would not ;ay, however, what if anything .hey had told him about where .hey had been since their arrests n 1949 or how they were treated. Noel Field, now 50 and a pre- war employe of the U.S. State department, disappeared in Jrague, Czechoslovakia, in May, 1949. His wife went to Prague in search of him and also disap- peared. His brother Hermann, seeking his brother in East Europe ater that summer, likewise was nabbed by the Communists. A fourth member of the family, tfoel's adopted daughter, Mrs. lobert Wallaeh, disappeared in ast Berlin in 1950. There has been no indication that she also might e released. Following their arrest, Noel was cited at the treason trial of Hun- [arian Foreign Minister Laszlo lajk. The prosecution termed the American a major American spy n Europe. Yule Parade May Have 24 Floats Two new entries in the Abilene Christmas parade were filed Wed- nesday before deadline, and an- other may possibly be entered Thursday, Abilene Chamber of Commerce Manager Joe Cooley said. The two bring total for the No- vember 29 parade to 23 floats, he said. They were entered by Foremost dairies and Abilene Furniture Dealers Association. Desk and Der- rick C'.ub will decorate the furni- ,ure dealers' and Foremost will do its own. The third float may be entered 'rom Tye, Cooley said. It is not yet definite. In the United States, meanwhile, admitted former Communists Whit- :aker Chambers and Hede Mass- ing testified to congressional com- mittees that Noel Field had once jelonged to a Red group in Wash- ington. Hove You Placed Your Wont Ad For The Weekend? If you've forgotten fo coll in that Want Ad for the coming week- end, do it now! Your Wont Ad though it is little in size is a big thing to forget. You won't want to miss announc- ing your product, service or wont to the daily readers of The Abilene Reporter-News. It can -mean loss of profitt, loss of rent, not finding that lost article, etc. A Want Ad is o big thing to re- member. So, dial 2-7841 now and let one of our friendly od takers help you form your ad. Word ods are received dally until 4 P. M. except Saturday when noon is the dead- line. Space ou's will be received until noon Friday for Sun- day publication. Coll now! The number is 2-7841. South Abilene Sewers Due All areas of South Abilene nol now served .by'city sanitary sewer lines will receive that service be- fore long, City Manager Austin P. Hancock and Mayor C. E. Gatlin jointly announced Thursday. E. B. Yeatts, local consulting en- gineer, has been instructed to com- plete 'plans for sewers to cover all that territory. Hancock said he gave Yeatts the order at the request of the Commission. The program will be so large hat it will be let in a series of 'reasonable size" contracts, Gat- lin and Hancock said. "We hope to award Hie first pro- ject soon after Jan. the city manager reported. Money from the recently voted water and sewer revenue bonds will finance the work. The first contract is tentatively expected to consist of a big main and laterals into areas on both sides of South Treadaway Blvd., extending as far west as the Buf- falo Gap Rd. That will include the Country Club Addition. A later contract will serve Over Place Addition, which lies on the west side of Buffalo Gap Rd. All property within the city limits in. the south of town is to be given sewer service under the bond-issue program, Gatlin and Hancock stated. Some Vets Don't Know They'Bought' AUSTIN law Viola- tions in the sale of land to former Is under the veterans land pro- gram are under investigation by several state agencies. The state auditor's office, the Department of Public Safety, and !he staff of the attorney general lave been looking into, some of the sales, particularly in South Texas and the so-called "Winter Garden" area of the state in the vicinity if Cuero. Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd confirmed reports of such investi- gations yesterday. Shepperd said, "Any criminal action will have to originate with local prosecuting of- Mais." He said County Atty. Wi- ey Cheatham of Cuero was coop- erating with his office. Shepperd added that the attor- ney general's office could not in- dicate "at this time" how many veterans or how much money may >e involved. Little Comment State Land Commissioner Bas- com Giles, whose office adminis- ters the program, had little com- ment. Under the program, a state proj- ect, veterans of World War II and the Korean War have been able to secure 40-year loans from the state to buy farms costing no more than The state has issued 100 million dollars in bonds under the program which allows a veteran to find a farm of his choice. If state apprais- ers approve the asking price, the state buys the land, then re-sells it to the veteran. J. i The veteran, who can resell thz land in three years if he chooses, has 40 years to pay for it at three per cent interest. Giles said he would be glad "to stand behind the appraisals in heir entirety." He referred to the appraisals made from his office and said they would be found to average "all they should be." Had No Knowledge Managing Editor R. K. Towery of the Cuero Record, who broke he story in his newspaper earlier his week, said there have been cases in which veterans became and owners without their knowl- edge. Towery charged promoters had sold large tract- of lant to groups of veterans wherein the veterans tad never seen the land, had never made a payment on it, and had no means of paying for the land after the purchase was made. The attorney general's office caid most of the veterans involved live n DeWitt County and most of the and is in Zavala County, about 150 miles west of Cuero. Other official sources indicated and sales in Dimmit, Webb and Kinney counties may be under in- vestigation. Sheppard Questions CLEVELAND his sur- prise testimony two days ago that Marilyn Sheppard was killed by a "surgical Coroner Samuel R. Gerber gave no opinion on what the murder weapon might have been, he said today. William J. Corrigan, counsel for Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard, osteopath on trial for the slaying of his at- tractive aad pregnant wife, asked Gerber: "At various times you gave an opinion on the type of weapon "No, the coroner corrected him. Previously Gerber agreed with the defense attorney that the type of weapon used to inflict 27 gashes in the victim's head was the upper- mort question in the minds of most people in Cleveland after the July 4 killing. The weapon never has been found. When Gerber testified Tuesday the pillow of the bed where Mrs. Sheppard was slain showed bloody imprint of a two-pronged "surgical it caught the defense by surprise. Yesterday Gerber qualified his testimony some by saying the mark looked like that of a surgical instrument but might have been made by something rise. After obtaining Gerber'i cm- Lawyer Coroner phatic denial he ever intimated to anyone "in any way whatsoever that the murder of Mrs. Sheppard grew out of her Cor- rigan switched his inquiry to the bloody pillow of the slain woman's bed. On Tuesday Dr. Gerber testified the blood stain on the pillow show- ed the imprint of a two-pronged "surgical instrument." Yesterday, answering a question from Judge Edward BIythin, the coroner modi- fied this by saying the imprint appeared to have been made by a surgical instrument but might have been left by something resem- bling it. Corrigan sought to prove the blood stain was a simple crease marking. "Down the middle of that blood splotch between the two markings you call the impression of an in- strument, there is a Corri gan told the witness. "Yes sir, that's a crease in the cloth caused by the weight of the blade on each replied Dr. Gerber. Corrigan then asked Dr. Gerber 'if he had ever heard of the Rorschach test. He described it as a personality test in which a blob of ink is creased in, a piece of paper. The subject then opens the paper and in Corrigan's words "sees all kinds of different im- ages" in the ink   

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