Abilene Reporter News, November 23, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 23, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas / </-6 Give Tiw Pw«t<ntWa» ^Mene ^l^eporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 157 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE. TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, 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 251 h, to all Morning and Evening subscribers of the Report-er-News. The Evening edition will not be published this day, and Uie Business Offices will be closed. You will find this annual Christmas Shopping Edition a helpful guide for purchasing Christmas gifts of every kind. PRESIDENT DECLARES AND ON AROUND THE CORNER—.At 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 Angelo 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 photo) •    ____ FOR EMPLOYE PARKING Poslina.'iler Clyde Grant asked the city’s Park and Public Recreation Board Tuesday morning to give up 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 property for Abilene post office em-ploye.s. After a discu,s.sion, in which board member.s disagreed over whether to grant the request, it L'vas finally decided to ask Grant to submit a plan and a letter stat-ine his request. The board will consider the plan and written appeal in formulating a recommendation to the City Commission. Mrs. Scarborough Objects ytrs. Dallas Scarborough, board member, declared it would be “a tragedy to remove the park and develop an unsightly parking area.” O. P. Beebe, another member, said he thinks the federal government should take over the area and relieve the park board of the responsibility of making the decision. Beebe made a motion that the postmaster's request he granted. Dub Woolen seconded, but in the THE WEATHER Weak Cool Front Due A “weak” cool front is due through the Abilene area sometime tonight. It will probably drop temperature.s about 10 degrees ensuing argument Beebe withdrew ■ ident, appointed the following com-: fi-om the high expected this after-his motion.    mittee to investigate means of cut-: „oon of 80 degrees. The property in question is the I ting off the armory from the park. ,    weather    made    a    quick northeast corner of the post office Nelson, \oung and Be ' grounds, behind the post office. .After several other motions of varying kinds had either been made and withdrawn or failed to get seconds, Grover Nelson moved that Grant be asked to submit a Russia Still Plans World Domination Federal Building Lawn May Yield to Pavement rs IJEPABTMI NT of COMMF.KtE WFVTHFR BT BFAF ABll-F.NK AND VICIMTV -»nili lod.TV and toni.iht. Fair anti a littlp r VSedneaday. Hiph today W. Low ■ d 35-4(1 EiiHh Wednesday fiO-hj. xVmTH CFNTRAL TEXAS:    Generally fair this afternoon, Warmer tonight. Cooler W<    -■    , UFKT TFX.AS: Generally r; ' ttiis atver Btmn"tonight and Wednesday. A armer ex-r r in Panhandle and    ‘ I I C'Doler in Fanhnndle. South I lains 'a, -Pe.i^s valley e.ostward Wednesday, j pst 30 to 40 in AND SOI TH ('EM RAT-    : f ...prrilv fair this aiternoon. tonight and W lesd'ay. Warmer tonight, turning cool- *\tich^ «m?*iow temporaliirp for 24-hour* ended at F Mon. P. M 60 60 61 60 ,53 :>o 47 46 45 45 45 1 :30 2 : ;»» 3-Tit 4-.TO 5:30 6 :m) 7:30 KStO 9:30 10-ito 11 :30 l.’,30 Tufci. A M,  .....45 45 ........ 44 i......... 43 .......... 44 .......42 ;........ 45 .......... 51 .......... 59 ......... 69 ....... 74 76 Sunris*- today 7:16 a.m. .Sun.set tonight * Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. 26 10. 1-ielalive humidity at 12:30 p.m. 20 r. plan and written request. Mrs. | Scarborough .seconded. That motion carried unanimously. * ‘Federal Lawn’ The city has maintained the grounds behind the post office as a park, called ‘‘the federal lawn, under an agreement with the federal government, Postmaster Grant asked that the park board remove the band stand from the area. He said most of the trees 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 occupied 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 accept tfrom Mrs. Carl Wright, 1325 Poplar St., a large Arizona cypress tree, which the park department will decorate and maintain through the Yule season in Fair Park It also decided to accept from Mack Eplen a Nativity .scene.    .    .    . Groups interested in singing Christmas carols at the Fair Park tree were asked to contact Park Supt. Scott Fikes. J. B, Gibbs of Ode.ssa formally accepted by letter the position of city recreation director here. He said he will begin his work ^sh. 1, 1955. Paved Street by Armory C. L. Young, board member, suggested the park panel investigate 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- ,    ,    , ,,    , '¡comeback this morning and kept The board decided to hold only j j].jg mercury from dipping below one meeting in December. That' 49 degree.s last night. The over-will be on Dec. 14. It usually meets |    held    at 41. The high Monday was 61. -----   park    board    |    expected caused member, quoted P. E. Sliotwell, a    forecasters    to predict a low r..,Klin cnT,r^nl nffiPinl ns Saying |     fnniohl    in    tho    5S-40 twice monthly, Gene Galbraith, public school Oflicial as saying |    tonight iji the 35- Ihe schools are willing for teachers , . lo su^ryise recreation activities ^ ihe high Wednesday will be on school properties on Saturdays. i    " The teachers would be paid and    degrees, under supervision of the park The pre-dawn temperati^e range board. No action was taken by the the state vras from 32 degrees park panel on his report.    ^1- Junction and Salt Flat to 51 at At Mrs. Scarborough’s sugges- Corpus Christ!, Mostly the temp-tion, the board voted thanks to j eratures were in the upper 30s The Abilene Reporter-News for co-1 and lower 40s. operation and publicity on the | The weather bureau at Dallas forthcoming West Texas Doll | reported no clouds and no rain Show’.    i    over the state. WASHINGTON — President Elsenhower said today the great-e.st mistake America could make would be to lo.se sight of Russia’s quest for world revolution and domination. This statement at a news conference was in reply to a question as to whether there is any real indication that the Soviet Union’s talk of peaceful coexistence means a basic change in attitude. Eisenhower said Russia lately has been talking in a somewhat different tone—apparently meaning 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 on fears expressed by Sen. Knowland of California, the Senate Republican leader, that Ru§sia is promoting a policy of peaceful coexi.stence as a Trojan horse to lull the United States into a false sense of security. Eisenhower said you have to dis- Criminal Evidence Going to Lawmen AUSTIN (AP>—The Senate Investigating Committee will look into charges that veterans have been gypped or bilked in connection with the land program, Chairman Dorsey B, Hardeman announced today. The Senate committee is chiefly interested in plugging anv possible loopholes in the law, Hardeman said, but if it turns up any evidence of criminal acts such evidence will be available to the proper authorities. New leads in the current |    * agencies and local officials 13 Americans BEATS EXTRADITION Suspect Flies to Abilene as Deputy Seeks Him in Virginia A forgery suspect .surprised fhe in Virginia and must have known 1 hearing for Brow’n for 1.30 p.tn, 104th District Court here Tuesday morning by turning up in court gaid. while a Taylor County deputy rher- ]    current    status    of    Brown    Is iff was in Virginia to extradite,    custody    and    await- him.    ing trial on two indictments of the hearing was coming up, Todd today. I The district attorney said he attended high school with Brown In The suspect flew voluntarily into Abilene last night. forgery and passing, Todd said. The indictments were returned Renewed Chest Effort Scheduled Virginia, had wired the sheriff’s office here last night that the extradition hearing had been moved up to this Wednesday instead of Friday. It was not known here whether Deputy Arnold or Virginia 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 Thomas. Neither Brown nor his attorney, Raymond Stoker of Odessa, would discus.s the case 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 a warrant was issued for his arrest. District Attorney Tom Todd said Brown flew voluntarily from Arlington, Va., Monday night. This action canceled the scheduled extradition hearing. Todd said. Brown was under a fugitive bond The Abilene Community Chest campaign Tuesday morning was extended to Dec. 10 from its original closing date of Nov. 30. Dr. Sterling Price, drive chairman. and about 30 campaign workers decided on the continuance at a meeting Tuesday morning in the Reporter-News conterence nxim. Dr. Price said $90,000 of the 1954 goal of $110.000 had been raised through Tuesday morning. This included 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 “windup” of the campaign. Following the conference Dr. Price urged campaign workers to contact their assigned groups and report their findings as quickly as possible to the Chest headquarters.    _ The Chest leaders meeting Tuesday were of the opinion that a minimum of 20,000 people in Abi lene had not given to the Chest, or “possibly not even been contacted,” Dr. Price said. “In my opinion the goal can he reached if all of the people give .something. It need not be a large gift, just give something.” Dr. Price urged. General solicitation, the employe division and house-to-house canvassing were called the “weak links” in this year’s Chest drive. All three divisions have fallen below the money raised in past drives. Dr. Price revealed. The eight agencies supported by the 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 $110.000 still outstanding at the time, he said. Deputy Sheriff L. A. Arnold, In | by a 104th District Court grand .......  ’    jyj.y juiv 21. 1952. Brown Was released on two bonds of $1,500 each. Brown was indicted for giving two worthless $50 checks to the Wooten Hotel. Judge Thomas set a preliminary Runaway Truck Suit Settled for $1S,000 Attorneys settled a damage suit involving a runaway truck Tuesday morning before the defense started giving testimony. The settlement was for $15,000. The plaintiff had originally sued for $136,-600. Under the agreed terms, Mrs. J. A. Vines of Goldthwaite is to receive $14,100 for injuries suffered when a driverless truck crashed into her home while she was asleep. Dorotha Calder, 8. is to receive $900. Plaintiffs’ testimony Monday disclosed that the Central Hide & Rendering Co. truck crashed into the Vines home near Goldthwaite while the woman and child were asleep in it last June 5. 1938 or 1939. Brown told Jailer Doyle Woody that his address was Columbia, S. C. Todd said Brown had lived there and in Virginia. tinguish between peaceful coexistence and just coexistence. And, he said, he wanted to emphasize that there is no tendency on the part of the United States to take anything for granted in connection with relations with Ru.s-sia. He said this countrv will remain alert, vigilant and strong. A reporter a.sked Ei.«enhower for comment on “the propriety” of Knowland’s publicly questioning administration foreign policy. The President laughed and told the newsman he must have spent most of the morning thinking that one up. Then he said that under the constitution the President is charged with the conduct of foreign affairs, and the secretary of state is his chief aide in that field. That was as close as Eisenhower came to saying what he thought »f the propriety of Knowland’s statements. Later in the news conference, a reporter asked Eisenhower whelh-er the Senate majority leader, who is elected by party members In the Senate, is not a Senate agent rather than a representative of the executive branch. Eisenhower replied he thought that was so. The President said he tries his best to get legislative consultation and approval in advance in the international field. He also noted that what he called binding agreements, such as treaties, must be approved by two-thirds of the Senate. Eisenhower also dealt with these other matters; Red China Debate—differing with the superintendents at West Point and Annapolis, Eisenhower said he would be inclined to trust Ihe judgment of the cadets and midshipmen and let them publicly debate—to their hearts’ content—the question whether the United Stales should recognize Red China. YOUR CLASSIFIED "GIFT SPOTTER" STARTS THURS.! Wondering what and where to buy those Christmas gifts tor your family and friends . . . and how to do it the easy, effortless WQV? It'll be easy starting Thursday morning by just referring daily to “The Gift Spotter" in the Classified Section of The Abilene Reporter-News! Fill that gift list quickly, easily, relaxed through ^'Thc Gift Spotter," No searching or guessing. No COld-turkey looking around. —No waiting for solespeople! —No wearing yourself out! In your own home, in your robe and slippers, you pick perfect gifts right out of the poper. Shop “The Gift Spotter” in Classified, and judge for yourself how easy it is to simplify your Christmas shopping. “The Gift Spotter" storts Thursday. Watch for it! Weather Bureau Sees No Rain DALLAS (iPL-The US. Weather Bureau today issued the following five-day forecast for the period Nov. 23-28: EAST AND CENTRAL TEXAS: Temperatures will average near normal. The normal minimum is 50-57 degrees along the coast and 38-50 degrees elsewhere. The normal maximum is 60-75 degrees. Slightly cooler Wednesday night and Thursday, with a slow warming trend thereafter. Little or no precipitation. WEST TEXAS:    Temperatures will average two to five degrees above normal. The normal minimum is 26-40 degrees in the north and 36-50 degres in the south. The normal maximum is 56-68 degrees. Cooler Wednesday, with a slow warming trend thereafter. No precipitation indicated. I WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES 3-WAY tATTLI—Texos three-way political bottle roges on. Page 14-A. BIDS DUI—Estimotes on construction of a new Taylor County ogriculturol center will b© opened in three weeks. Poge 1-B. XOIXISTINCI' HURT—Vishln-sky's death is blow to Moscow's propaganda drive. Poge 3-B. are being turned up every day, Hardeman said. Criminal AcU Some information furnished him today by tho.se who have been investigating the program, if true, indicated criminal violations, Hardeman said. Others indicated “bad morals” or a violation of the spirit of the veterans land program law, he added. The Senate committee chairman met with other high state officials in a closed session. Hardeman’s decision to call the Senate’s General Investigating Committee into the prol>e followed a thorough outline of what has been developed so far, he said. The senator indicated the committee might meet as early a.s mid-De-ceml)er. The development was the latest in the three-way investigation of “everything,” plus possible grand jury action, in connection with reported irregularities in the huge veterans land program. Possible frauds in connection with the program came to light last week. Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey. Ally. Gen. John Ben Shepperd, State Police Director Homer Garri.son Jr., State Auditor C. H. Cavnes.s and several local law enforcement officials were in the closed-door meeting today. No Discussion None of the officials would dis-CUS.S what facts were disclosed to Hardeman. The senator said the investigating agencies wanted the help of the committee becau.sc it has such broad powers of subpoena. “Such as state records?” he was asked. “Well, all tj’pes of records,” Hardeman replied. Hardeman said the committee would hear witnesses in sessions which would be public if his wishes are followed. “We just want to find out what’s wrong,” Hardeman said. “We will be looking for loopholes in the law. in order that we may recommend remedial legislation. But if any evidence of criminal law violation develops it will of course be available to the proper authorities.” The State Veterans Land Board was to meet, possibly today, to appoint special investigators to supplement other agencies already at work on the inquiry. Sentenced by Red Chinese LONDON - A Red Chlne^t military tribunal today sentencfd 13 American airmen captured in the Korean War to prison terms ranging from four >ears to life on c.spionage charges, the Peiping radio announced. Four Chinese were reported sen-fenced to death as “American spies” in the same ca.se and five others received prison terms. Peiping broadcasts said Col. John Knox Arnold Jr., of Silver Springs, Md., wa.s sentenced to 10 years: Maj. William H. Baumer, 32, of LewLsburg, to 8 years; John Thomas Downey, 24. of Connecticut (town unspecified! to life imprisonment, and Richard George F e c t e a u, 27. of Massachusetti (town unspecified) to 20 years. The Americans were captured in two American aircraft shot down, the broadcast said. Downey and Fecteau were captured Nov. 29, 1952, while dropping supplies to American espionage agents “in northeast China,” the Chinese charged, and the others were in a B29 commanded by Arnold which was reported downed Jan. 12, 19.53. The Americans have said Arnold'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 plane,” 11 men surviving. Other American.s 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, St.Paul, Minn., four years. Airman Steve Edward Kiba, Akron, Ohio, four years. Airman Harry Martin Eienjamin Jr.. Worthington, Minn., four years. Airman John Walker 'Thompsoii, Orange, Va., four year*. I). S. Says Greek Owes $20 Million WASHINGTON I#)—The government today filed a suit asking 20 million dollars from Aristotle Socrates Ona.ssis, the Greek shipping tycoon, and his associates for alleged illegal use of American war surplus vessels. Deputy Atty. Gen. William P. Rogers announced the action was brought in U.S. District Court at New York City. The government seeks the earn ings of 16 ships obtained by the Onassis group from the U.S. surplus fleet in the years 1948 through 1951. Under the law, the surplus vessels could only be sold to bona fidt American citizens. FRANK HAMILTON MERRILL • • • Kttder arrert YoulhCaughI In Building Ai 2:45 a.m. Frank Hamilton Merrill, 22. of 1215 Santos St.. was charged Tuesday with burglarizing B. B. Hendrix used car establishment, 2835 Pine St. City Police Patrolmen J. R. Kinney and G. J. Black caught Merrill at 2:45 a.m. 'Tuesday inside the office building at the car l(H, Police Detective Capt. W. B. McDonald said. McDonald said a typewriter taken from the building was found in a car the youth was driving. The detective said an automobile radio had also been taken out of a car on the lot and put In his car. Merrill had in his possession a bundle of canceled checks belonging to Curtis Hall, who is associated 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. Ix>ng. Bond of $2,500 was set by Long. Entry to the building was gained by breaking the glass of a front door, the detective reported. He said 104th District Court grand jiuy will investigate the. l<diargei. C AT SCENE — City Police Patrolmen J. R. Kinney and G. J. Black, left to right, inspect the office of B. B. Hendrix used car firm, 2835 Pine St., after they apprehended a young suspect inside the building early Tuesday. (Police photos by Lt Grover Chronister) ;

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