Abilene Reporter News, November 23, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 23, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 157 Associated Prea (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, NOV. 23, 1954-TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Senate to Probe Gl Land Charges THANKSGIVING DAY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EDITION... will be delivered Thursday morning, November 25th, to all Morning and Evening subscribers of the Report- er-News. The Evening edition will not be published this day and the Business Offices will be closed. You will find this annual Christmas Shopping Edition a helpful guide for purchasing Christmas gifts of every kind. AND ON AROUND THE 8 a.m., an hour before ticket sales began Tuesday morning, 166 persons lined up in front of Mackey Co. here for tickets to the Abi- lene-San Angelo football game in San Augelo Thursday afternoon. The line wound around the corner and half a block down Cedar St. By store-opening time, 9 a.m., it had reached nearly to North First St. alongside the Air Force recruiting station. (Staff FOR EMPLOYE PARKING Federal Building Lawn May Yield to Pavement Postmaster Clyde Grant asked ensuing argument Beebe withdrew the city's Park and Public Recre- ation Board Tuesday morning to give UD use of the post office lawn for park purposes. He said the government wishes to build a paved off-street parking lot on the federally-owned prop- erty for Abilene post office em- ployes. After a discussion, in which board members disagreed over whether to grant the request, it was finally decided to ask Grant to submit a'plan and a letter stat- ing his request. The board will consider the plan and written appeal in formulating a recommendation to the City Commission. Sirs. Scarborough Objects Mrs. Dallas Scarborough, board member, declared it would be "a tragedy to remove the park and unsightly parking develop area." 0. P. Beebe, another member, said he thinks the federal govern- ment should take over the area and relieve the park board of the responsibility of making the de- cision. Beebe made a motion that the postmaster's request be granted. Dub Woolen seconded, but m the THE WEATHER US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY ff.ffi miH todav and tomr-ht. Fair and a mtl Soir Hieh to rtonicht and Wednesday.! armer ex in Panhandle and South Flam! il. Cooler in Panhandle..South Peco; r an XW .fficlay. Warmer tonisht, turning coo temperatures for 24-houi ended at a.m.: 61 and -11 degrees. TEMPERATURES Mon. P. M- A- M ooler in Panhane. ou Ss Valtev eastward Wednesday 30 to 40 in Panhandle lonisM. 2 g r." 45 50 45 Sunrise'today a.m. Sunset to reading at p.m. 2UO tteinlive humidity at p.m. js motion. The property in question is the lortheast corner of the post office [rounds, behind the post office. After several other motions of arying kinds had either been nade and withdrawn or failed to get seconds, Grover Nelson moved Grant be asked to submit a plan and written request. Mrs. Scarborough seconded.. That mo- jon carried unanimously- Lawn' The city has maintained the rounds behind the post office as a park, called "the federal jnder an agreement with the fed- eral government. Postmaster Grant asked that the Dark board remove the band stand 'rom the area. He said most of the :rees would be left. Grant said the government is considering also making a paved off-street parking area out of the federal grounds adjacent to the old post office building, formerly oc- cupied by West Texas Chamber of Commerce. Community Tree Plans' were made Tuesday morning for erecting a community Christmas tree and a Nativity scene in the northwest corner of Fair Park. The board voted to ac- cept tfrom Mrs. Carl Wright, 1325 Poplar St., a large Arizona cy- press tree, which the park depart- ment will decorate and maintain through the Yule season in Fair Park It also decided to accept from Mack scene. Groups ident, appointed the following com- mittee to investigate means of cut- j noon Of go degrees. Weak Cool Front Due A "weak" cool front is due through the Abilene area sometimi tonight. It will probably dro] temperatures about 10 degree from the high expected this after ting off the armory from the park: Nelson, Young and Be. je. The board decided to hold only one meeting in December. That will be on Dec. 14. It' usually meets twice monthly. Gene Galbraith, park board member, quoted P. E. Sholwell. a public school official, as saying the schools are willing for teachers .to supervise recreation activities on school properties on Saturdays. The teachers would be paid and under supervision of the park board. No action was taken by the park panel on his report. At Mrs. Scarborough's sugges- tion, the board voted thanks to The Abilene Reporter-News for co- operation and publicity on the forthcoming West Texas Doll Show. Eplen a Nativity interested in singing Christmas carols at the Fair Park tree were asked to contact Park Supt. Scott Fikes. J. B. Gibbs of Odessa formally accepted by letter the position of city recreation director here. He said he will begin his work 1, 1955. Paved Street by Armory C. L. Young, board member, suggested the park panel invests- Thomas. Old man weather made a quid comeback this morning and kep the mercury from dipping belo- 40 degrees last night. The over night low held at 41. The hig Monday was 61. The cool front expected cause [ocal forecasters to predict a temperature tonight in the 35-! degree range. The high Wednesday will b around 60-65 degrees. The pre-dawn temperature rang over the state was from 32 degree at Junction and Salt Flat to 51 a Corpus Christi. Mostly the tem eratures were in the upper 30 and lower 40s. The weather bureau at Dalla reported no clouds and no ra over the state. PRESIDENT DECLARES Russia Still Plans World Domination WASHINGTON President Eisenhower said today the great- est mistake America could make be to lose sight of Russia's quest for world revolution and domination. This statement at a news con- ference was in reply to a question as to whether there is any real indication that the Soviet Union's :alk of peaceful coexistence means j basic change in attitude. Eisenhower said Russia lately has been talking in a somewhat different mean- ing less belligerently. But everything he has ever read about the Communists makes it clear that their ultimate objective is world revolution and domination of a centrally controlled state, the President added. Eisenhower's discussion of the international situation was touched off by a request for comment or fears expressed by Sen. Knowland of California, the Senate Republi- can leader, that Russia is promot ing a policy of peaceful coexistencf as a Trojan horse to lull'the Uni ted States into a false sense o! security. Eisenhower said you have to dis BEATS EXTRADITION Suspect Flies to Abilene as Deputy Seeks Him in Virginia A forgery suspect surprised the 104th District Court here Tuesday morning by turning up in court while a Taylor County deputy sher- iff was in Virginia to extradite him. The suspect flew voluntarily Into Abilene last night. Deputy Sheriff L. A. Arnold, !n had wired the sheriff's office here last night that the ex- tradition hearing had been moved up to this Wednesday instead of Friday. It was not known here whether Deputy Arnold or Virgi- nia officers knew that the suspect had flown to Texas. The suspect, Emory B. Brown, 32, was ordered confined to county jail here when he appeared totally unexpectedly before Judge Owen in Virginia and must have known 1 the hearing was coming up, Todd said. Tpe current status of Brown Is that he is in custody and await- ing trial on two. indictments of forgery and passing, Todd said. The indictments were returned ir a 104th District Court grand ury July 21, 1952. Brown was re- ased on two bonds of each. Brown was indicted for giving vo worthless checks to Ihe 'ooten Hotel. Judge Thomas set a preliminary gate with the City Commission the possibility of the city's providing a paved street between the Fair Park proper and the National Guard armory. Others thought a fence might be advisable. Mrs. Guy Caldwell, board pres- Renewed Chest Effort Scheduled The Abilene Community Chest campaign Tuesday morning was extended io Dec. 10 from its ori- ginal closing date of Nov. 30. Dr. Sterling Price, drive chair- man, and about 30 campaign work- ers decided on the continuance at a meeting Tuesday morning in the Heporler-News conference room. Dr. Price said of the 1954 goal of had been raised through Tuesday morning. This in- cluded cash collected but not turned into the Chest headquar- Decision to extend the drive was unanimous. The Chest leaders also agreed Tuesday morning to meet again Nov. 30 to discuss a "wind- up" of the campaign. Following the conference Price urged campaign workers tc contact their assigned groups and report their findings as quickly as possible to the Chest headquar ters. The Chest leaders meeting Tues day were of the opinion that minimum in Abl Dr. Neither Brown nor his attorney, Raymond Stoker of Odessa, would discuss the ease with the press. Judge Thomas said Brown had been under bond to appear in court here. When his case was called for trial, he failed to appear and B warrant was issued for his arrest. District Attorney Tom Todd taid Brown flew voluntarily from Ar- lington, Va., Monday night. This action canceled the scheduled ex- tradition hearing, Todd Eaid. Brown was under a fugitive bond me had not given to the Chest, r "possibly not even been con- Dr. Price said. 'In my opinion the goal can be cached if all of the people give omething. It need not be a large gift, just give something." Dr. 'rice urged. General solicitation, the employe division and house-to-house can- vassing were called the "weak inks" in this year's Chest drive. MI three divisions have fallen be- ow the money raised in past drives. Dr. Price revealed. The eight agencies supported by :hc Community Chest here face cut-backs in their part of the funds if the goal is not met, he said. He pointed out the USO is the newest member and reminded Abi- lenians that they "would not be ready" for the Abilene Air Force Base troops if the USO funds are cut. The meeting scheduled for Nov. 30 will be to plan the procedure necessary to raise the balance of the still outstanding it time, Mid. YOUR CLASSIFIED "GIFT SPOTTER" STARTS THURS.t Wondering what and where to buy those Christmas gifts for your family and friends and to do it the cosy, effortless wav? It'll be easy starting Thursday morning by just referring doily to "The Gift Spotter" in the Classified Section of The Abilene Reporter-News! Fill that gift list quickly, cosily, relaxed through "The Gift Spotter." No searching or guessing. No cold-turkey loo'sing around. waiting for salespeople! wearing yourself out! In your own home, in your robe- and slippers, you pick perfect r'9nt out of paper. Shop "The Gift Spotter" in Classified, and judge for your- self how easy it is to simplify your Christmas shopping. Gift Spotter" starts Thursday. Watch for it! Runaway Truck Suit Settled for Attorneys settled a damage-suit nvolving a runaway truck Tues- ay morning before the defense farted giving testimony. The set- ement was for The plain- iff had originally sued for Under the agreed terms, Mrs. A. Vines of Goldthwaite is to eceive for injuries suf- ered when a driverless truck rashed into her home while she was asleep. Dorotha Calder, 8, is to receive 900. Plaintiffs" testimony Monday Jisclosed that the Central Hide Rendering Co. truck crashed into he Vines home near Goldthwaite while the woman and child were asleep in it last June 5. U.S. Says Greek Owes Million WASHINGTON (S-The govern ment today filed a suit asking 2C million dollars from Aristotle Socrates Onassis, the Greek ship- ping tycoon, and his associates fo alleged illegal use of American wa surplus vessels. Deputy Atty. Gen. William P Rogers announced the action wa brought in U.S. District Court a New York City. The government seeks the earn ings of 16 ships obtained by th Onassis group from the U.S. su plus fleet in the years 1948 throug 1951. Under the law, the surplus ves sels could only be sold to bon fidt American eitizeni. caring for Brown for p.m jday. The district attorney said he al nded high school with Brown In 38 or 1939. Brown told Jailer Doyle Wood> lat his address was Columbia C. Todd said Brown had lived here and in Virginia. nguish between peaceful coexis- nce and just coexistence. And, he said, he wanted to em- hasize that there is no tendency the part of the United States take anything for granted in annection with relations with Rus- a. He said this country will remain ert, vigilant and strong. A reporter asked Ebenhower for omment on "the propriety" of nowland's publicly questioning dministration foreign policy. The President laughed and told he newsman he must have spent lost of the morning thinking that ne up. Then he said that under the con- titution the President is charged the conduct of foreign affairs and the secretary of state is his hief aide in that field. That was as close as Eisenhower ame to saying what he thought ie propriety of Knowland's state ments. Later in the news conference, eporter asked Eisenhower whelh :r the Senate majority leader, Wh s elected by party members the Senate, is not a Senate agen ather than a representative of th xecutive branch. Eisenhower te- iied he thought that was to. The President said he tries his est to get legislative consultation md approval in advance in th nternational field. He also notec hat what he called binding agree icnts, such as treaties, must be pproved by two-thirds of the Sen ite: Eisenhower also dealt with these ther matters: Red China wiL the superintendents at West Poin and Annapolis, Eisenhower said h would be inclined to trust th udgment of the cadets and mid ihipmen and let them publicly di their hearts' question whether the United State should recognize Red China. Veather Bureau lees No Rain DALLAS W-The U.S. Weathe iureau today issued the followin ve-day forecast for the perio rov. 23-28: EAST AND CENTRAL TEXAS 'emperatures will average nea orrnal.. The normal minimum is DO-57 degrees along the coast an 8-50 degrees elsewhere. The no -nal maximum is 60-75 degrees dightly cooler Wednesday nigh and Thursday, with a slow warm trend thereafter. Little or precipitation. WEST TEXAS: Temperatures will average two to five degree, above normal. The normal min mum is 26-40 degrees in the nor and 36-50 degres in the south. Th normal maximum is 56-68 degree Cooler Wednesday, with a slo warming trend thereafter. No pr cipitation indicated. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES 3-WAY three- way political bottlt rages on. Page 14-A. BIDS on con- struction of a new Taylor County agricultural center will be open- ed in three weeks. Page 1-B. 'COEXISTENCE' sky's death is blow to Moscow's propaganda drive. Page 3-B. Criminal Evidence Going to Lawmen AUSTIN Senate Investigating Committed ill look into charges that veterans have been gypped or Iked in connection with the land program, Chairman Dor- ey B. Hardeman announced today. The Senate committee is chiefly interested in plugging ny possible loopholes in the law, Hardeman said, but if turns up any evidence of criminal acts such evidence ill be available to the proper authorities, leads in the current New nvestigation by three state gencies and local officials re being turned up every ay, Hardeman said. Criminal Acts Some information furnished him oday by those who have been in- estigat'ng the program, if true, dicated criminal violations. Har- eman said. Others indicated "bad lorals" or a violation of the spir- of the veterans land program aw. he added. The Senate committee chairman let with other high state officials i a closed session. Hardeman's decision to call the enate's General Investigating ommittee into the probe followed thorough outline of what has wen developed so far, he said. The mator indicated the committee might meet as early as mid-De- ember. The development was the latesl n the three-way investigation o: 'everything." plus possible grand ury action, in connection with re ported irregularities in the huge veterans land program. Possible rauds in connection with the pro gram came to light last week. Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey, Ally. Gen John Ben Shepperd, State Polic Director Homer Garrison Jr., Stat Auditor C. H. Cavness and severa ocal law enforcement official were in the closed-door meeting today. No Discussion None of the officials would dis cuss what facts were disclosed tc Hardeman. The senator said the investigat ing agencies wanted the help o he committee because it has suet jroad powers of subpoena. 'Such as state he was asked. "Well, all types of Hardeman replied. Hardeman said the committee would hear witnesses in sessions which would be public if his wishe are _followed. "We just want to find out What' Hardeman said. We will be looking for loophole, in the law, in order that we ma recommend remedial legislation But if any evidence of crimina law violation develops it will course he available to the prope authorities." The State Veterans Land Boar was to meet, possibly today, t appoint special investigators supplement other agencies alread at work on the inquiry. 13 Americans enlencedby led Chinese LONDON M A Red Chinese lilitary tribunal today sentenced I American airmen captured in ie Korean War to prison terms anging from four jears to life on spionage charges, the Peiping ra- io announced. Four Chinese were reported sen- enced to death as "American pies" in the same case and fivt thers received prison terms. Peiping broadcasts said Col. 'ohn Knox Arnold Jr., of Silver Springs, Md., was sentenced to 10 Maj. William H. Baumer, 32, of Lewisburg, to 8 years; John Thomas Downey, 24, of Con- necticut (town unspecified) to lifa mprisonmen.t, and Richard George F e c t e a u, 27. of MassachusetU (town unspecified) to 20 years. The Americans were capt'ired in two American aircraft shot down, :he broadcast said'. Downey and Fecteau were captured 'Nov. 29, 1952, while dropping supplies to American espionage agents "in northeast the Chinese charged, and the others were in a 329 commanded by Arnold which was reported downed Jan. The Americans have said Ar- nold's plane was downed in North Korea; Peiping said it was felled after violating China's territorial air space over Liaoning Prince and "three of the agents were killed in the 11 men sur- viving. Other Americans sentenced: Capt. Eugene John Vaadi, 33. Clayton, N.Y., six years. Capt. Elmer Fred Llewellyn, Missoula, Mont., five years. Lt. Wallace L. Brown, Banks, Ala., five years. Lt. John Woodrow Buck, Armath- waite, Tenn., four years. Sgt. Howard William Brown, SLPaul, Minn., four years. Airman Steve Edward Kiba, Akron. Ohio, four years. Airman Harry Martin Benjamin Jr., Worthington, Minn., four years. Airman John Walker Thompson, Orange, Va., four years. Youth Caught In Building At a. m. Frank Hamilton Merrill, 22, of 1215 Santos St, was charged Tues- day with burglarizing B. B. Hen- drix used car establishment, 2835 Pine St. City Police Patrolmen J. R. Kin- ney and G. J. Black caught Mer- rill at a.m. Tuesday the office building at the car lot. Police Detective Capt. W. B. Mc- Donald said. McDonald laid a typewriter taken from the building was found in a car the youth was driving. The detective said an automo- bile radio bad also been taken out of a car on the lot and put in hit car. Merrill had in his possession a bundle of canceled checks belong- ing to Curtis Hall, who is asso- ciated with Hendrix in the car business, McDonald added. McDonald signed the complaint in the district attorneys' office, for filing with Justice of the Peace H. F. Long. Bond of was set by Long. Entry to the building was gained by breaking the glass of a front door, the detective reported. AT SCENE City Police Patrolmen J. R. Kinney and G. J. Black, left to right, inspect the office of B. B. Hen- drix used car firm, 2835 Pine St, after they apprehended FRANK HAMILTON MERRILL (rand jury win invalidate tbe He said lotth District Court young suspect inside the building early Tuesday. photos by Lt Grevir Chronittar) ;