Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 25, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXIII, No. 313Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 25, 1954 —FORTY-EIGHT PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS
PARIS-TO-INDOCHINA AIRLIFT STARTS—French paratroopers file into the nose of a U. S. Air Force Globemaster at Orly Field in Paris, France, at the start of the American airlift of troops to Indochina, in this picture released by the USAF in Frankfurt, Germany. First of a fleet of USAF C-124 Globemasters has touched down briefly in Saigon with troops loaded in Paris. They have been rushed to the desperate defenders of beleaguered Dien Bien Phu.
BEATS REDS TO PUNCH?
Dulles Threatens to Leave Geneva Meet on China Issue
GENEVA. April 24 i/P-A high State Department official threatened tonight that Secretary of State Dulles would “get up and go home” if Russia continues insisting that Red China be treated on an equal footing with the Big Four powers at the East-West conference opening here Monday.
Dulles arrived here tonight on
what he called a “mission of peace made necessary by Communist aggression in Asia.” He declared he hopes the Communists have come here “in a mood to purge themselves of their aggression.” Shortly after his arrival the high State Department official was asked for comment on a statement of Russia’s Foreign Minister V M.
Fori Worth Banker Honored By Hendrick Home Children
By JOHN DANILSON Reporter-News Staff Writer
HENDRICK RANCH, April 24 — Guy Price, Fort Worth, was honored here Saturday evening by 30 children of Hendrick Home at Abilene.
Price. 65, is senior officer in the trust department of the Fort Worth National Bank for the estate of the late T. G. and Ida Hendrick. The estate consists of an endowment fund of about $5 million dollars.
Price also is vice president of the bank, which he has served 40 years.
The evening began with a barbecue dinner, topped off with ice cream at this Hendrick Ranch camp which is located 12 miles northeast of Lueders on the bank of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River.
More than 50 guests including a number of Abilenians w-atched from the river bank as a boat carrying the children came into view. The soft tones of a Negro spiritual drifted across the water.
For nearly an hour the children. aged 10 to 17, put on a musical show which was supplemented between numbers w'ith slap-stick humor by four “blackfaces” and a straight man.
Euell Porter of Abilene directed the program.
Guests singers were Mr. and Mrs Robert J. Tiffany of Abilene.
Following the children’s part of the program, Thomas E. Roberts of Abilene, superintendent of the Hendrick Home, showed colorful movies of many ranch activities including work and recreation.
The vast Hendrick Ranch covers 41,861 acres in Shackelford. Haskell and Throckmorton Counties.
Guests from Abilene included Oliver Howard, vice president of Citizens National Bank; Walter Johnson, president of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank; and Rex Todd, president of the First State Bank. Among several other Abilenians were Carl Springer and Louis Ackers, both trustees of Hendrick Home.
H-SU NOSED OUT
Sul Ross College Rodeo Champion
By DON NORRIS
Reporter-News Staff Writer
Sul Ross State College of Alpine racked up 500 points to win the team championship of the Eighth Hardin-Simmons University Intercollegiate Rodeo Saturday night.
Tex Martin of Sul Ross garnered 210 of his team's points to win the coveted all-around champion cowboy title and the saddle that went with it.
Hardin-Simmons University was •econd in the team race, trailing Sul Ross by only 20 points. Oklahoma A & M was third with 260 and Texas A&M was fourth with 245 points.
Bill Teague and David Rushing, both of H-SU, were runners-up in the champion cowboy’s race. Each had 150 points.
Mary Ann Parris of Texas Tech was named all-around champion cowgirl. She was presented with a aaddle.
Second go-around results;
Bareback bronc riding; First, David Rushing. H-SU; second, Ira Ackers, Sul Ross: tie for third and fourth, Dick Barrett of Oklahoma A Sc M and Clyde Martin of SHSTC.
Calf Roping: First, Bill Teague, H-SU, 11.5 seconds; second, Lee Cockrell, H-SU. 12.1; third, Mel Potter, University of Arizona, 12.7; fourth, W. T. HetzeU, N. M. A & M. 13 flat.
Saddle Bronc: First, Tex Martin, Sul Ross; second, Jim Calvert Sul Ross; third, Ira Ackers, Sul Ross; fourth, Buzz Fredericks, N. M. A & M.
Bull dogging; First, Gant Fra-
.. . scores 210 points
zier, H-SU, 3.5 seconds; second, Wayne Cox, Oklahoma A it M, 4.6; third, Buddy Cockrell, University of Oklahoma, 6.3; fourth, Carl LeBlanc, McNeese State, 6.7.
Girls’ Barrel Race: First, Amy McGilvary, TCU; second, Marie Gist. Sul Ross; third, Becky Jo Smith. H-SU; fourth. Mildred Cotton, Sul Ross.
Girls’ Goat Tying; First, Charlotte Martin, Sul Ross; second,
See RODEO, Pag* 9-A Col. 2
Molotov, who had reached the city a few hours earlier.
In his statement Molotov said “the important fact” of the conference was that Red China, for the first time in years, would take her place with the four big powers.
This was after it was disclosed that in Moscow the Soviet government had handed a new note to the Western Powers on Red China’s status in the conference.
The State Department official said if the new note is along the lines suggested by Molotov’s statement Dulles would leave for home.
The opposing statements presaged a bitter procedural fight at the conference’s opening.
The Western Powers regarded Red China as an invited partici pant rather than one of the Big Power hosts.
“We hope to find that the aggressors come here in a mood to purge themselves of their aggression,” Dulles said.
He arrived for the East-West conference, opening Monday, a few hours after Soviet Foreign Minister V.M. Molotov and Communist China’s Premier-Foreign Minister Chou En-lai landed.
Molotov and Chou had limited themselves mostly to expressing hope that the conference might lead to peace in Indochina and unification of Korea.
Molotov said Russia believes that the most important job of the Geneva conference is to bring about peace in Indochina and establish a unified Korea.
Molotov said in a statement;
“The important fact cannot be overlooked that for the first time in a number of years representatives of all the great powers-Fiance, Great Britain, the United States, the Chinese People’s Republic and the Soviet Union—will take part in an international conference.”
The Western powers are against granting Red China recognition as a major power at the conference. The United States is the leader in opposing such recognition to the Peiping regime.
Molotov said it was Russia's intention to work for peace in Indochina and unification of Korea. Chou, also in a statement distributed to newsmen, declared there was a possibility for settling crucial Asian issues at the conference.
Both statements were in general terms. Neither Chou nor Molotov made any oral comment.
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
Desperate French Set New Defense Barriers
LEGALITY INVOLVE D
Mundt Signs Phone Subpoenas for Probe
WASHINGTON, April 24 UP) — Sen. Mundt (R-SD) signed subpoenas today directing principals in the dispute between Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and top Pentagon officials to submit notes of any monitored telephone conversations relevant to the controversy.
about the recollection of the conversations. Other members of the subcommittee also said they felt notes on monitored conversations couid be used by witnesses to refresh their memories.
The legal hassle over the phone records broke out at the subcom
At the same time, he said, he mittee’s hearing yesterday after
has asked the special staff of lawyers hired by the Senate Investigations subcommittee to prepare recommendations on whether transcripts of such conversations could legally be offered in evidence without the consent of both parties. Mundt Issues Mundt, the acting chairman of the subcommittee, said he also is seeking advice from outside lawyers on the legal issues involved.
He told newsmen the subcommittee did not u’ant to do anything that might “jeopardize the legality” of the televised public hearings it started Thursday in a search for the truth in the charges exchanged by McCarthy and top Army officials.
Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens told of a call te received from McCarthy last Nov. 7.
Call Related The Army secretary quoted McCarthy as telling him that he thought a few weekends off might be arranged for Pvt. G. David Schine “perhaps for the purpose of taking care of Dave’s girl friends.”
Schine, who had been inducted into the Army only a few' days earlier, had been an unpaid consultant of McCarthy’s investigations susbcommittee.
The controversy under investigation centers on charges by Army officials that McCarthy and two of his subcommittee aides ex-
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Counterattacks Fail at Fortress
HANOI, Indochina, April 24 (/P)—The French set up a new defense line today in a desperate attempt to bolster Dien Bien Phu’s crumbling northwest barrier. Word spread that a French Laotian column thrusting up from the south may try to relieve pressure on the embattled garrison.
The French launched a savage counterattack to try to dislodge the rebels from a key Union outpost they seized yesterday near the northwest defenses. They failed to retake the post, but the fury of their onslaught pushed the Vietminh back briefly and won the French time to establish a new line of trenches and fortifications.
There was speculation that the Union forces moving northward from the Kingdom of Laos may try to engage some of the thousands of Vietminh encircling Dien Bien Phu. Such a move could force the rebels to taper off their relentless attacks on the bastion’s shrinking defenses.
The French - Laotian column
Mundt .said he thought it would j erted “improper pressures” to win be possible for the subcommittee; favored treatment for Schine. to “develop the facts” in the dis- Mundt said he had instructed pute in other ways if its lawyers I the staff of the subcommittee to should decide that “it might de- : serve the necessary subpoenas to stroy the legality” of the hear-j carry out the purpose of the reso-ings to make public monitored i lution, adding he assumed they telephone conversations. ; would be served during the day
He said both parties to such on all the principals who could conversations could be questioned1 be reached.
AHS Captures Regional Title
'SOUNDED LIKE RAIN*
Car Mysteriously Pitted On Denison-Merkel Trip
MERKEL, April 24 (RNS) —The “Mrs. Callaway and I were driv pitted windshield mystery moved; ing Friday from Denison to Mer-into Merkel from the West Coast kel. Betw-een Decatur and Weath Saturday morning. j erford, we drove into heavy clouds
Earl Callaway of Corpus Christi i above us and we thought we heard displayed his Cadillac car that had rain.
pits in the windshield. “It sounded like a shower to
According to Callaway, it hap- me, Callaway said. “I stuck out pened this way- my hand through the window but
| there was no rain, i “Saturday morning I went to j look at my and car and saw tiny pits on the windshield. The car as a whole had little dots that looked like metal. These can be washed off.”
The headlights and parking lights, though, weren’t pitted.
Similar incidents were reported from California to Ohio and Washington recently.
Callaway, a former Noodle resident, is in the oil business in Corpus Christi. He and Mrs. Callaway are guests here of Stanley King, his brother-in-law.
Places won by San Angelo students were first and third in number sense by Alex Nesbitt and Bobby Cunningham.
Wichita Falls winning were: First in boys' extemporaneous speaking, Wayne Callaway; first in girls’ extemporaneous speaking, Donna Jo Ford; second in sen-
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Abilene High School students _______ _______
annexed the championship in Ut-)ior’girls’ declamation, M*rte Mc-erary events of the Region 2-AA Donald; second in senior boys'
IT. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WFA1HER BUREAU
ABILENE AND VICINITY — Partly cloudy and warm Sunday and Monday. High tampcrature both day» In high 80s. Low Sunday night 60 to 65.
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly
cloudy and warm Sunday and Monday: widely scattered afternoon and evening showers and thundershowers in west portion.
WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm Sunday and Monday: widely scattered
afternoon and evening thundershowers and thunderstorms in west portion.
EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm Sunday an,# Monday; moderate to locally fresh southeast and south winds on coast.
Moscow Aussie Staff Delayed By Russians
MOSCOW, April 24 UFi—An informed sources said tonight the Russians have told the Australian Embassy staff its departure from the Soviet Union is conditional on new developments in Australia.
This was the latest angle in the Petrov case which has resulted in Russia severing diplomatic rela tions with Australia.
Brian Hill, the Australian charge d’affaires, was summoned to the office of Andrei Gromyko, a deputy foreign minister, and told that Soviet authorities were concerned over the latest events in Australia.
Neither Hill nor the Russians would say what these developments were. But it appeared that the five-man Australian Embassy staff would not be able to leave Moscow tomorrow night as it had planned.
The staff does not have exit visas or travel permits enabling the five to leave the Soviet Union.
The staff had been busy packing trunks and suitcases preparing to evacuate the embassy, which is also the residence for most of the staff. They had hoped to leave Moscow and go by train to Helsinki.
Australians here said that any statement must come from Canberra, perhaps from Prime Minister Robert G. Menzies.
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High and low temperatures same date last year: 60 and ML Sunset last night 7:15 p. m. Sunrise today 0:59 a m. Sunset tonight 7:15 p.m. Barometer reading at 0:30 p.m. 2(.13. Relative humdity at 9:30 p m. 46 per •ant.
C-City lei Airstrip Bids Called May 21
COLORADO CITY, April 24. — RNS) Bids for the construction of a jet air strip northwest of Colorado City will be opened on May 26, according to City Manager Roy Dozier of Colorado City.
Dozier said Saturday that his in-fbrmation came from the U. S. Engineering Corps at Albuquerque, N.M.
He added that he had been informed that work could begin on the auxiliary landing strip as soon as 15 days following bid opening.
Khan May Join Rita's Baffle
NEW YORK, April 24 UP)—An attorney for Rita Hayworth said tonight Moslem Prince Aly Khan would join in battling a charge that the actress' children were neglect ed while she vacationed with her current mate, singer Dick Haymes.
Khan was reported ready to fly here tomorrow and help his former wife oppose the charges in Westchester County Children’s Court Tuesday. He is the father of Miss Hayworth’s youngest child
“The prince and Miss Hayworth stand together in this infamous matter,” safd Bartley Crum, attorney for the actress, who has denounced the proceedings as “the work of a publicity seeking individual.”
Interschofastic League to their first place win Friday night in the one-act play division.
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Six first places and four second places won Saturday at the Region 2-AA meet at Stephenville added up to 110 points for Abilen^. Nearest competitor was Sweetwater with 50 points. Next in order of points were Wichita Falls, Breckenridge, and San Angelo.
In the journalism division, held separately from the literary events and with no points award ed. Ann Lightfoot of Sweetwater won first place and Ann Albro of San Angelo was second.
First places captured by Abilene boys and girls were in boys’ de bate, by D. G. McCoury and Julian Long; girls’ debate, by Grace Morrow and Jean Swilling; shorthand, by Norma Harris; senior girls’ declamation, by Carol Pumphrey; sen ior boys’ declamation, by Don Dren nan; junior girls’ declamation, by Glenna Isbell.
Second places going to Abilenians were in typing- Marlene Morrison; boys’ extemporaneous speaking, Ronald Nevlns; girls' extemporaneous speaking, Mary Frances Moore, and ready writing. Dan Connell. ,
Ruby Billington of Abilene won third place in shorthand.
Breck Wins Typing Billie Little of Breckenridge placed first in typing and Wayne Gibbons of Breckenridge took third place. Other Breckenridge winnings were second in shorthand by Lily Vick and third in ready writing by Janet Covey.
Charles South of Sweetwater won first place in ready writing. Pat Couch took second place in number sense for Swreetwater and Robert Purrington placed first and Billy Kelly second in slide rule.
declamation, Michael Dover; first in Junior boys’ declamation, Bob Myers; second in junior girls’ declamation, Carol Fisher; and third In slide rule by Billy R. Carnes.
Clyde Among Top (lass B IL Winners
BROWNWOOD. April 24. (RNS) — Lampasas led Class A schools with three first-place wins here Saturday in the 1954 Texas Interscholastic League meet.
Brady and Llano, in Class A, had two first places each.
Top awards in Class B went to Sonora, Eldrorado and Clyde, which each won two first place awards.
Friday night Lake View High School was judged first in Class A’s one - act play division. The production was “Mooncalf Mug-ford,” directed by CJara Hutchins.
Hamilton High School won second place with its “Fog on the Valley.”
Robert I^ee High School was first in Class B with it* one-act play, with Eula High School in second place.
Abilene Students Win
Four Abilene junior high students w'on awards in the journalism event. Class B.
Second place went to Maxine
See Class A, B, Page 9-A, Col f
was last reported at the curve of the Ou River about 18 miles south of Dien Bien Phu. Its strength, however, was not disclosed.
The U.S. Air Force completed ♦he first phase of its airlift of French paratroop reinforcements from Paris. Huge Globemaster planes landed the troops at a secret Viet Nam airbase after a three-day 8,500-mile flight.
The success of today's French counterattack was brief. After falling back under the initial assault, the rebels regrouped and poured down from the hills by the thousands to stem the counterattack. Last reports, however, said the French were managing to hold their new fortification line.
The French admitted that the counterattack had cost them heavy casualties. But a spokesman said the Vietminh were believed to have lost hundreds of men under the withering hail of Union tank and machine gun fire.
The rebels still hold the vvhole northern half of the bastion’s main airstrip and have squeezed Dien Bien Phu’s defenses to an area less than a mile across.
It appeared just a matter of time until the rebels make another all out bid to smash the fortress.
At the moment the rebels are less than 2,000 feet from the bastion’s vital core. But in between lie heavily intertwined mazes of barbed wire four to five feet high.
network of deep trenches and hundreds of machinegun nests.
The French said tonight Vietminh pressure had eased on the northeastern sector where the rebels hold three of the six outposts.
The French continued sending out commando patrols to the northeast to batter rebel attack positions.
Despie stormy weather, French w'arplanes continued to pound the rebel lines.
SAM RAYBURN TO RUN AGAIN
BONHAM, April 24 Sam Rayburn announced today that he will be a candidate for re-election to Congress from the 4th District. He will be seeking hit 22nd term.
Rayburn, Democratic leader in the House and former speaker of the House, was first elected to Congress in 1912.
Rayburn has one opponent in the Democratic primary. He is A. G. McCrae, Bonham, former employe of the Texas Power and Light Co.
AT DALLAS RALLY
Texas Demo Leaders Declare War on State Republicans
DALLAS, April 24 (.fL-Texas’ Democratic leaders today declared war against Republicans on the state level, but w’armly applauded a speaker who praised Dwight D. Eisenhower for doing an “honest, earnest and outstanding job” as President.
They shouted and stomped the floor when Wright Morrow of Houston predicted the re-election of Gov. Allan Shivers.
Then the State Executive Committee interrupted Shivers with handclapping when he said he wanted the Texas Democratic party to grow so strong it could never again “be counted in anybody’s basket before any convention.”
Shivers, in his first appearance before the party's top leadership
since he announced for a third elective term, said he read “with amusement” Republican claims they would win some state offices this year.
Earlier, the committee unanimously passed a resolution to bar from the July 24 primary ballot the name of any person who has applied for a place on the Republican ticket. There have been signs some Republicans may challenge this position and a court battle may settle the question.
Morrow, recognized as national committeeman from Texas by the state committee but rejected by the national group because he backed Eisenhower in 1952, said that the President had done an outstanding Job for national unityY all Come to Abilene's Big Airport Show!
“without sacrificing the rights of the states and indh iduals.”
Shivers, Morrow and other top party leaders led the state organization in nevolt against Adlai Stevenson and supported the GOP nominee two years ago. The same year. Republicans nominated Shivers and other state officials whose names appeared ou the general election ballot as nominees of both parties.
Today’s resolution against crossfiling argued that while cross-filing is legal in general elections, it is not legal in party primaries.
In other action today, the committee:
1. Accepted the resignation of Wallace Savage, Dallas, as chair-
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