Abilene Reporter News, December 8, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV. NO. 172 ABILENgj TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DEC. MM-TWENTY-TWO PAGES PI TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Se, SUNDAY lOt WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 M Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy publicly as- President Eisenhower today in what looked like burn-the- bridgM break with the administra- tion. He accused the President of congratulating senators who ham- per exposure of communism" and of putting up a "shrinking show of weakness" toward Red Chinese who "are torturing and brainwashing American uniformed men." The Wisconsin Republican, who scorned to apologue for conduct for which the Senate condemned him last week, apologized instead today for telling the voters in 1952 that election of Eisenhower would spell vigorous fight against communism. "I was he said. Toe White House, with President Eisenhower's approval, quickly put out figures to show the adminis- tration has been tough on commu- nism. It also called attention to Eisenhower's recent remarks that this country must not let itself be goaded into war by Red Chinese acts. The McCarthy statement, inter- preted by Sen. .Flanders (R-Vt) as open "political war" with the administration, set politicians to figuring the possible effects on the presidential fight. Asked if be would join a third party movement, McCarthy said; "I have no interest whatsoever at the present' time in a third party; I Intend to work in the Republican party." The qualification "at the present time" was not lost on newsmen, McCarthy's statement failed to get any support, untried lately at least, from Sen. Knowland of Cal- ifornia, GOP leader who has dif- fered with the administration on China policy and who voted against the Senate rebuke to McCarthy. Vacationing in Nassau, the Ba- hamas, Knowland issued a state- ment through his office here. He said he had not seen McCarthy's War complete statement and to could not comment fully but he 'added: "Based on my observation dur- ing the past two years, this admin- istration has not been and in my judgement will not be in the future, soft on the isue of communism. Leonard W. Han, chairman of the Republican National Commit- tee, issued a statement saying: "Sen. McCarthy has made a major error. Without attempting to evaluate his fight against com- munism, I regret to find hire in what must be strange company to him, making a personal attack on the President of the United States. "The record of the Eisenhower administration on the Communist President menace both at far iteett. I oat think it necessary to remind the peo- ple that President Eisenhower was fighting the Communists quite a few' years before Sen. McCarthy made his maiden speech on the subject in the Senate." What effect McCarthy's course might have m the fortunes of the Republican party only the future could determine. But Flanders, a McCarthy adversary, said It meant that McCarthy has "declared polit- ical wishes a split." "It will be most Flanders continued, "to see who the senator's allies in this war are. Be must nave allies. is Dot _______e feat the uniln ii fighting tail war as a lone waif." McCarthy's attack ia Uw form ot a statement which he read at a meet- ing of his investigations subcom- mittee. It is currently receiving testimony on In de- fense McCarthy, to Uw applause of some of the spectators in the hear- ing room, declared: "I.find that the President, w one hand, congratulates the sena- tors who hold up the work of our committee and on the other hand urges that we be patient with the Communist hoodlums who, as of this very moment, torturing No Draft For Adlai and American vi- formed men at Communist dun- geons." Last Sunday .the President com- mended Sen. Watkins (R-Utah) fsr a "very splendid job" as chairman of the Senate committee which recommended censure of McCar- thy for his conduct The Senate condemned..J7-B, MeCarthyi con- duct on two he ob- structed a Senate committee's work in 1951-52 and insulted feDow senators. McCarthy said today he feH he should apologize for telling the people ia MM that election of an Eisenhower administration would mean "a vigorous, forceful fight against Commwbti ta ment." The White House replied, by caB- ing reporters' attention to the Prw- ident's remarks of last Thursday about the imprisonment, of 11 American airmen by Red China. He said then he felt outraged but counselled against letting America be goaded into acts of war. Also, the While House cited Jus- tice Department reports on accom- plishments of the administration in its campaign against domestic Communists. These reports said aa impressive record has beta achieved "quietly and relentlessly under dee process of law." SOUTH BEND, Ind.. Dec. 7 Paul Bullcr, new Democratic na- tional chairman, asserted tonight that if Adlai Stevenson obtains the parly's 1956 presidential nomina- tion, he will have to seek it and will not be drafted. Bullcr was interviewed by three South 11 end Tribune newsmen on a local television show, "Press Conference." Clary Facing 2nd Murder Indictment BAl.LINGER, Dec. 7 A district court grand jury Tues- day re-inrticled T. Clifton Clary, former Runnels County ranch fore- a charge that he murder- ed his wife Jan. 31, IMS. A former indictment against Clary, on which he was twice con- victed, was dismissed in October whsn he wenl DO trial for the fourth lime in District Court at Alpine. Judge C. E. Patterson of Alpine dismissed the indictment on a defense motion claiming that it alleged Mrs. Clary was mur- dered by "unknown means" and that Ihe slate presented evidence to show that she was killed by be- ing strangled. The new indictment alleges that Clary "choked, strangled, cut and burned his wife." Her body was found in Ihe burn- ed remains of their ranch home. Clary was given a 99-year sen- tence when tried at Ballinger, and at his second trial in Colorado City in 1950 the jury recommended a life term. Both convictions were reversed by Ihe Court of Criminal Appeals. A third allempt to try Clary in December, 1953, in Eastland end- ed in a mistrial when attorneys were unable to obtain a jury. THE WEATHER JIHI.KiVK AUD VICINITY naiiily ana ralhcr windy Wrt- in-s.uy wilh a chame for blowing iid cooler Wednesday .-ilientortn and W'ednesriay nijtht. UMUy kair Thursday. KlRh temperature M. Ixiw Weilnnday JJ. Hlnh M i M. F.TH. 52 Asked if Stevenson again will be the Democratic presidential nominee, Butler said: "All I know is what I read in the papers and most papers con- sider him the leader right now. But the Democratic parly is for- tunate in having many men who are presidential timber for J956." Paul Neville, managing editor of the South Bend Tribune, and two members of his staff pressed the South Bend lawyer-politician to name some possibilities. Butler said they included Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia, Gov. Frank Lausche of Ohio, Gov. G. Mennen Williams of Michigan, Gov.-elect George M. Leader of Pennsylvania, arid Gov.-elect Aver ell Harriman of New York. "1 have no reason to think that Stevenson will or will not seek the Butler added. "How ever, he won't obtain it the same way he did in '52. There will no draft. If Stevenson' aeeks the nom- ination, he must seek it vigorously. "He and any other candidate! must let the party and the nation know their intentions by the latter part of 1955." Railway Chief Visits Hamlin HAML1N, Dec. 7 E. McGee of Green Bay, Wis., visited in his hometown of Ham- lin, Monday. He is president of the Green Bay and Western Railroad. His hosts here his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Eakln. Mrs. McGee, the former Clara Boyd, daughter- of late Mr. and Mrs. H. Boyd of Hamlin, accompanied her husband. Ihe couple hai been en a tioh trip to New Orleans. They re- lumed to West Teias to visit the Eakins and Mrs. McGee's sisters, Mrs. O. D, Westhersbee of Rotan, George Harrell of Anson, and her brothers, Joe Boyd of Ansan and Louis Boyd of MeCaulley. McGee, who moved to Hamlin in 1900 with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs E. T. McGee, is a graduate of Anson High School. For several years he was execu- tive vice-president of the Hissourt- Kansas-Texas Railroad. A son, Weldon, is associated with his father la business Green Bay. to Mot Prass WASHINGTON w-Presidenl ES- I senhower will hold a news confer- luronHtr M n.w. I ence Wednesday at a.m. CST Stephens Cleared Of Arson Charge Wynn M. Stephens, 2605 South I 25th St., 27-year-old building con- tractor, was acquitted of a charge of arson In IMIh District Court Tuesday. The jury that heard Stephens' trial deliberated 40 minutes be- fore returning its verdict ef "not guilty." Stephens was charged with the willful bunilng of home last March a. Stephens, who look the stand la his own defense MOB day, returned to testify more than two hours after noon recen. wan the last of nine defense in the Tuesday sewtoo of the two-day trial. During the arguments by atter- neyi at the ef the defendant Mated with and two amaO I and t, Ihe courtroom. DMrttAttanugrTeiaTettef ed the arguments, giving a sum- mary of the circumstantial evi- dence offered by state to show that Stephens' house was deliber- ately burned. Aloe Bicktey, prose- cuting in the Merest ef City of Abilene, made DO recommenda- tion for a specific penitentiary sen tenre bat atked the Jury ta cea skier what be termed the "ever- wheiming drcvnitaattal ertdeace" against Defense Attorney Brad- bury made an appeal bated ea reasons why Stephens ceuld not wanted to ban house. Thrre hr ham U, Bridbury declared, he act la ftaaacial rtratta, he would haw preSted hjr aalUag aad a ear was Mt itthtt la rf hMtead ef hi H. teVCal I Cost Estimate High on Land For U.S. 80 By GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-News Staff Writer In an order appropriating for the construction of a 4-Iane freeway from Pioneer Dr. 21.9 miles west to the Taylor-Nolan County line, the Texas Highway Commission has asked that the right-of-way for this stretch be acquired locally, at no cost to the state. Deed forms furnished by the highway department to ihe county covering this area show that this represents acres, all of it in rural sections except the proposed north by-pass through the north part of Merkel. Precinct 1 Commissioner Rufe Tittle has estimated tfiU land wiii cost from to The higher estimate would place the value of this land at more than per acre. U )1M Nolan Nolan County Judge Lea Soothe said that Nolan County land bought for the U, S. K freeway immed- iately west of the Taylor County Precinct t land now needed for freeway was purchased for to per acre.- Howard County voted in bonds to buy, right-of-way all the across the county for the freeway, including an overpass and a big loop aroucd the north side of Big Spring, Mitchell County voted in bonds for the freeway right-of-way through that county, including an overpass. Although Precinct 1 property owners approved the issuance of in bonds In October of 1951, only of the pro-' ceeds from the bonds was spent on U. S. M freeway righl-of-way. This expenditure covered all cost of right-of-way, damages to land and olher property, moving build- ings, fences, power lines and oth- er property items. The right-of-way totaled 109.922 acres from Pioneer Or. west of Abilene to the boundary of Pre- cincts 1 and 2 at including 57.877 acres for the overpass now under construction between Abi- lene and Tye.and the right-of-way for an access road leading from U S. 80 to Abilene Air Force Base. CammercUl Much of Ihe property involved was already in use for commercial purposes immediately west of .Abi- lene and thus commanded a much higher price than if it had been strictly rural property. In comparison with the total of paid by Precinct 1 for U. t. M, t-A, Cel. Senate Race Voting Spurts Absentee ballots cast the last doubled had previously been cast in special election of Dec. 11 to name a stale senator from the 34th District. The 71 voles cast Tuesday ia the office of MIT. Chester Hutche- son, county clerk, combined with U that had been marked be- Tuesday, made a total of m, At noon Monday only IS votes had been cast. Voting was brisk throughout the day Tuesday, At 1 p.m., four hours before deadline, a total of 71 retes were in the ballot box. SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS Pioneer-Continental Airline Merger OKed FOR HELP Goodfellow Pleas Come Faster Now Christmas Day is getting closer. You can tell by the hurried shop- pers, the crisper weather. And you can tell by the volumn of letters pouring in to the Good- fellows. The written pleas for help grow bigger every day, They from people who've suddenly realized Christmas is upon them, and there ia no money in the house. Some of the letters are truly un- selfish, like the widow who wrote, "I has got a boy in school. He is S. I got one of my sister's boy with me. He -is S. I would like to get some school clothes for him to wear to school." Request for toys for the chil- dren are lessening. Now it's food and clothing. One woman wrote, "Remember me and my husband Christmas please give us some groceries. We both art very old." A neatly written letter said, "Please remember me and my husband. 1 am M years old and he is 74. We both unable to work and w their aatertj, abort person) monthly hen and de-planes about the same nom- ber, Warren said. Combination of the two lirfinea win result in a system aerrieinf some H cities over miles m Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico. Colorado, Kansas and federal memmeat had de- clined b> saMdbe the additional expense of their operation and had not pat them into gen- eral ase, Some of the had been used at times by Pioneer. Merger win ex- pense of maintaining feoerate of- fices in six dties wbkh both car- riers -now serve. an Beutoa, Ubbock. San Aafelo. Midland-Odeata, and Al- oerqae. Both new pce- yide U'peirs ef cities. The eperatioa wiB result in almost a minion sav- iagi per year to the Office Department for the transportation of the U. S. mails, "Six said. Continental six super COB- nir U DCS. aai three Dot- Be. The MOMOn. M. CaL 4 NEWS INDEX

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