Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas
'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIETJOS OR FOES WE SKETCH YO'J^R WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron
VOL. LXXIII, No. 232
Atsociaied Prea$ (ÁP)
ABILENE^ TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3, 1954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10«
Grand Jury Probes C-City Gun Fight
COLORADO CITY, Feb. 2. ' Melvin Browne, ail of the Colora-
(RNS) — Tuesday the 32nd District Court grand jury, meeting at Colorado City, was investigating the recent chase and gun battle involving David Leach of Colorado City. Leach, accompanied by ex-Chief of Police Dick Hickman and Tom Keeling of Colorado City, sped away when approached by police about 3:30 on the morning of Jan. 16.
Leach overturned the automobile southwest of Colorado City •nd “shot it out” with pursuing officers. Leach disappeared in the early morning darkness but was later found with a bullet wound In his left hip. He was charged W'ith assault w ith intent to murder. The overturned automobile, owned by Hickman, was seriously damaged.
District Attorney Eldon Mahon said that all phases of the incident were under the attention of the grand jury. Witnesses appearing Tuesday were; Sergeant Henry Yeager, Dave Shackelford, and
do City police force; Texas Rangers Jim Paulk and John Wood of .Abilene and Midland; .Sheriff Jess Slaughter of Big Spring; and Chief of Police Sam Hulme, Colorado City.
Tuesday afternoon District Attorney Elton Gilliland of Big Spring said that Leach was under indictment in Howard County for forgery and attempting to pass a forged instioiment and for theft of a pistol.
Leach is also charged wdth two other men with the theft of fence wire from a Garden City hardware store in 1952.
Grand jurors considering the case are: J. M. Templeton, foreman; Floyd Coffee, D, W. Haralson and Luther Anders of Lo-raine; Douglas Barber of Westbrook; E. R. Uzzle and L. A. Browne of Cuthbert; and Goodwin Simpson, Foy Webb, C. E. Welch, Wayland Webb, and Joe Dulin of Colorado City.U.S., France Smash Soviet
Bid to Blast Western Allies
Tax Program Defended as Prosperity Aid
Big 3 Demanding German Treaty Sans Red Shackles
Falling Jet Kills
2 in Boat Factory
BERLIN, Feb. 2 (/P)—The United States and France smashed a Soviet bid to torpedo the Western alliance today. With Britain at their side, they again demanded a peace treaty
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (J^-Sec-retary of the Treasury Humphrey, under heavy Democratic fire, strongly defended the Eisenhower
year of prosperity little below the ? U.S. Secretary of State Dulles emphasized the West s deter-boom levels of 1953. | mination to maintain its defensive system as long as the Soviet
The administration’s basic aim, > Union wields “one man” domination over a military bloc of Humphrey said is to produce 800 million people.
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GRAND PRAIRIE, Feb. 2 (J**— A jet plane crashed into the Lone Star Boat Works today, killing two persori.s. The pilot got out all right with his ejector divice.
The crash set off a furious fire.
The sheriff’s office said it was possible a third person was still under the plane wreckage.
Four persons were hurt.
Officers said the men killed were George Tucker, 54, and William Sagle, 51, both of Grand Prairie.
The four known injured w'ere: Darrell Knight, burns on arms and face; A. D. Preston, burns on the back of head and arms; Bobby Jones, 28 and C. E. Waldron, 26, all of Grand Prairie.
said, out of the wreckage and out of danger.
The plane was from the 136th Fighter Bomber Wing.
The employes of the company, Bobby Jones, 28. and C.E. Waldron. 26. were treated at a hospital in Dallas.
They said they were at work, helping to load a large trailer
er and better standards of living.
Democratic legislators promptly countered with a free-swinging attack on President Eisenhower’s tax policies, declaring that bigger tax cuts for consumers would provide a better spur to prosperity than tax stimulants to industry.
Sen. Fulbrlght (D-Ark) sharply challenged Humphrey’s views as the Cabinet official appeared as lead-off witness before the Senate-House Economic Committee at the outset of month-long hea~^ngs on Eisenhower’s economic report to Congress.
Tax Exemption Talked William Chesney Martin Jr.,
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Jones said he heard a roaring—“I I turned around and saw it coming i and it looked like it was having The plane, an F80 from the Texas trouble, so I started to run,’’
Air National Guard, had just taken | jones said the plane hit a pile off from nearby Hensley Field. The i aluminum air tanks.
truck, when they looked up to the ! chairman of the Federal Reserve plane swooping at them. i Board, is scheduled to testify to-
“I didn’t think, just jumped,’’ i morrow.
Waldron said. The plane hit about j Fulbright told Humphrey that in-35 feet from the truck. “This will j stead of holding the line on further make a Christian out of anyone,’’ he | general income tax cuts now, as said, j recommended by Eisenhower, Con
gress should approve higher personal tax exemptions to increase public purchasing power.
Such a step, he said, would
pilot was Capt. James Smtih of Dallas.
Air National Guard officers said that at the moment of the plane crash. Smith punched the ejector button by the pilot’s seat. Jet pilots use the ejector when they bail out. It threw Smith up, the officers
•The air tanks went flying every way,’’ he said. “Then the fire went
to flving and blowing up. I’U tell you one thing, we were sure lucky."
“We always did think that they were coming over this place too low. that someday they wouldn't make it. Well, today, they didn’t."
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FOR THIS WEEK, ANYWAY
Weatherman Disagrees With Mr. Ground Hog
Abilene area skies were cloudy enough Monday night for .spotty showers tc dampen the ground, but the skies cleared enough Tuesday for the ground hog to see its shadow.
According to the ground hog legend. the animal is supposed to go back into its hole if it sees Its shaaow, due to the threat of six weeks more of winter weather.
The U. S. Weathrr Bureau at Municipal Airport admitted that area ground hogs saw their .shadows Tuesday — if any of the ani-Ilia's emerged for the test.
The weatherman, however, apparently took little stock in the value-of the legend and predicted partly cloudy and mild weather here for Wednesday and Thursday.
The weatherman added that this arte might have fair weather for the next six weeks, but made it dear he wasn't making any six’-week official forecast.
Showers which fell Monday night were so light that most mea.sure-ments were less than half an inch. The weatherman said .08 of an inch was recorded at the airport.
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Cox Comes Home, Won't See Newsmen
OKLAHOMA CITY iP — After four years in a Russian prison camp and a week of dodging reporters, pvt. Homer Cox, 33, arrived home last night.
He was greeted by members of his family at the airport but would not talk to newsmen.
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“stimulate things we produce.”
Disagreeing, Humphrey argued that the President’s tax program benefits both industiT and consumers, and the 6V4 billion dollars in actual or proposed tax cuts this year wUl cost the government about all the loss the government can stand.
Production is Key At one point, Humphrey told the Arkansas senator;
"Mr. Fulbright, the goose that lays the golden egg is production. If you haven’t got plants you haven’t got payrolls, and if you haven’t got payrolls you haven’t got consumers.”
Fulbright, supported by Sen. Douglas (D-Ill) and other Democrats on the committee, retorted that U. S. industrial capacity has expanded “tremendously” during the defense boom, and he told Humphrey:
“We cannot even use the tremendous production we're capable of today.’’
Led by Fulbright, Democratic members of the committee appeared to be laying the foundation for demands for a $100 increase in the present $600 exemption in personal Income taxes.
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notice that France would never enter any alliance with Russia that excludes the United States and Britain.
Bidault said .Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov’s t w i c e-proferred scheme for a French-Russian-Ger-man alliance may have an “eminently desirable objective of providing European security.” but Bidault refused categorically to consider it on Molotov’s terms— renunciation of France's ties with America and Britain,
Could Lead To War Dulles threw back Molotov’s accusation of Western warmongering against Russia with these words: “The greatest danger to world peace lies in the fact that in some cases a vast military establishment can be made to attack by the decision of a single nation, sometimes indeed by the decision of a single man.’’
Dulles’ 2,400-word speech spearheaded the West’s counter-attack against Molotov’s uncompromising stand for “neutralising" Germany under an imposed Red Influence.
Bidault, who has stuck to the W’est's position despite all Russian lures, was warmly congratulated by the American afterwards.
Both Dulles and Bidault warned the Soviet minister that his plan for Germany w'ould revive the danger of German militarism by leaving that nation isolated but with national armed forces.
Together with Britain’s Anthony Eden, thev urged Molotov to take up without bitter polemics the Eden plan for unifying Germany by free elections at the ouLset.
Treaty Would Be Signed They contrasted this with Molotovs’ insistence on setting up a provisional all-German government, including Communists, without an election, and having this government sign a peace treaty before the German people would be allow’ed to vote into office the leaders they want.
Molotov said he would submit a detailed Soviet plan for “free all-German elections” at the next session. There was no hint that this would be a climbdown in any way from his demand that the elections come last in restoring German unity.
It was the second meeting of the ministers in the Soviet Embassy’s sparkling Hall of Mirrors and so chilly this afternoon
See MOLOTOV, Pg. 2-A, Col. 5
Senate Votes $214,443 for Sen. McCarthy
WA.SHINGTON, Feb. 2 '4"»-The Senate debated the value of Sen. McCarthy’s investigations for two hours today, then voted him $214,-443 with no strings attached to continue his work for another year.
The Wisconsin senator defended the work of his Senate Investigations subcommittee largely against charges by Sen. Ellender (D-La) that while finding little new. It rehashed “old stuff" previously dug up by others.
But when the showdown came, Ellender joined the huge majority which voted 85-1 to approve the new grant of funds. The lone dissenter was Sen. Fulbright (D-Ark), who had taken a minor part in the debate.
The McCarthy - Ellender duel ranged over a broad scale of McCarthy's activities—Ft. Monmouth, Voice of America, overseas libraries, stockpiling, and others.
Ellender conceded that McCarthy “has done a lot of good in dramatizing some of these cases so the American people can understand w'hat’s going on." He said that although other committees had covered much the same ground, they were “not so fortunate as my friend from Wisconsin" in getting publicity for their work.
At one point in the debate McCarthy agreed with Ellender that thg FBI has done a good Job, but he said congressional committees were necessary to bring out the facts because of the “cover - up philosophy” of the previous Democratic administration.
“We are exposing the treason of the last 20 years, and we must expose it," he added.
5 C-C Direciors Take Jobs March
Winters Lad Shows Reserve Champion
HOUSTON, Feb. 2 — Calvin
Helm of Winters exhibited the reserve champion pen of three fat lambs in the junior fat lamb show Tuesday at the Houston Fat Stock Show.
All Hopes for Compromise On Bricker Amendment Gone
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Five directors were declared elected to the Abilene Chamber of Commerce board after C-C tellers canvassed votes Tuesday afternoon, Joe Cooley, C-C manager, said.
The new officials are George L. Mlnter, Jr., James H. (Jim) Jennings. Cecil M. Warren, Guy E. Caldwell and W. P. Wright.
Each will serve a three - year term. They will take their positions on the board during the Installation of officers at the annual C-C banquet March 9, Cooley said.
The directors were elected by the C-C membership. Nearly 800 ballots were cast.
The tellers committee consisted of Dick L. Chick, Jr., chairman, and Everett J. Haney, E* E. Hol-lingshead, Jasper Allbrigbt and J. K. (Rufus) Wallingford.
The C-C board consists of 15 elected members, Cooley said.
Five directors are elected annually. Outgoing directors are B. Ros-coe Blankenship, J. C. Hunter, Jr., V. C. Perlnl, Jr.. Jesse F. Winters and E. L. Thornton.
One other member of the board is the retiring president, who automatically becomes vice president by virtue of the C-C’s by - laws. That member, now French M.
Roliertson, will be succeeded March 9 by Elbert E. Hall, incumbent president, who also is a board member.
Hold-over directors, in addition to HaU, are C. E. Bentley, Jr.,
Maurice V. Brooks, H. W. Mc-
Dade, Howard McMahon. Harold
D. Austin, Tom K. Eplen,
.Shaw, Oliver Howard and Wooten,
Minter l.s associated with Minter Dry Goods Co. Last month he was n<.med chairmen of a C-C committee to plan the organization's program of work for next year. H« was chairman of the C-C’s Christmas planning committee last year.
Jennings is associated with Sun Electric Co. He has served as president of the Bonham Parent-Teacher Association, president of the Abilene Kiwanls Club, president of the Ex-Student Association of Hardln-Simmons University and has been active in the Abilene Community Chest drive.
Warren is manager of the Windsor Hotel. He has aerved aa chairman of the C-C’s convention committee. In 1950 he was appointed publicity and advertising chairman of the Taylor County Savings Bend committee.
Caldwell is a rancher. He has served as president of the H-SU exes, as chairman of the land and development committee of the C-C and has been active in the Abilene Livestock Show.
Wright is consignee for Gulf Oil Co. and is associated with Wright-Chapman Pontiac Co. He is trustee chairman of Hsrdln-SImmons University, a past C-C president, Shriner, 32d degree Mason, Uons Club member. Citizens National Bank director, and first vice president of the Association of Texsa Distributors of Petroleum Products.
Teachers, Parents to Give Opinions About Report Cords
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 Sen. George (D-Ga) signaled the collapse of bipartisan efforts to compromise the Bricker constitutional treaty-power amendment by getting Senate agreement today to make his own V’hite House-opposed version its first order of business.
Immediately after he had formally placed his proposal before the Senate. George told reporiers that all hopes for a compromise which would have Democratic support have vanished.
“There is no hope for any compromise now,’’ he said. “We just have to fight this matter out on the floor. The negotiations are over.
George’s action, taken after a meeting of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, indicated that a large segment of the Senate’s 48 Democrats will follow his lead.
Leaders have agreed that without Democratic support, no compromise provision would be adopted. since about 20 senatdrs are opposed to amending the Constitution in any form.
The differences in opinion were evident earlier today in statements to the press from leaders of each party.
Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP floor leader, who has been struggling for weeks to find an acceptable compromise for the measure introduced by Sen. Bricker (R-Ohlo), told reporters at a news conference;
“I think an amendment to the Constitution will be passed. This is the time to face up to the problem,
when the subject is not subjected to the legislative pressures that will be coming upon us later."
Johnson Speaks Out
Questioned on the same point. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Democratic leader, said:
“I don’t have Informafion that justifies my saying that."
Brkker’s amendment, “unalterably" opposed by President Elsenhower, would limit the scope of treaties made by the President with Senate approval and give Congress regulation of other international agreements. Elsenhower claims this would interfere with his traditional conduct of foreign affairs.
Knowlagd said the problem waa to try to find tome substitute language which win please not only the 96 Senators, but the White House and other executive agencies. such as the State Department
Knowland spent half an hour with Eisenhower and Atty. Gen. Brownell at the White House today, then returned to the Capitol for a huddle with Bricker and other leading Republicana and Democrats.
He told his news conference later he has come up with a new draft of a proposed amendment but that he wasn’t certain Bricker would accept It.
A pretty good measure of agreement on any compromise will have to be arrived at In the early siagei of the legislation, since a two-thirds majority of those present and voting in the Senate is necessary for passage.
Questionnaries to be used In polling parents and teachers of Abilene elementary school children on the present report card system were adopted 'Tuesday night at a meeting of the Citizens .Advisory Committee.
Teachers and parents of the elementary school children will probably begin receiving the questionnaires by Wednesday of next week.
The questionnaires adopted Monday night seek the opinion of teachers and parents on the present reporting system used in elementary schools here but opinions were not sought about an alphabetical system for report cards here.
No Signatures The committee stipulated in the introductions heading both questionnaires that signatures of the persons submitting them were not required. It was urged only that
Cattle, Dairy Trucks Ablaze on Highway
A cattle truck and a Foremost Dairies truck were reported to be burning shortly after 9 p.m. Tuea-day night about 30 mUes southeast of Abilene on State Highway near Cross Plains. No one was believed to have been injured.
C. W. Musier, 1900 Roosevelt St., aaid the c.sttle truck caught fire on the higway while it was stopped for repair of a flat tire. Cattle in the truck were unloaded and the Foremost Dairies truck coming along a few minutes later ran into one of the amlnais and then burst into flame, he aaid.
Musier said he witnessed the accident involving the dairy truck.
Mrs. Weldon Haynes of 2825 Orange St., another paaserby said the dairy truck waa also going southeast away from Abilene when it struck the cow.
The Texas Highway Patrol dispatcher here said a patrol unit had been sent to the scene and was conducting an investigation.
they be filled out and returned as expediently as possible.
The opinions of the parents and teachers will be tabulated and used to form the committee’s recommendation to the school board concerning the present report card system.
Abilene elementary schools presently use the “S, N, O," (S for satisfactory; N: needs improve
ment; O: outstanding) system.
The questionnaires will be given school students to take to the parents, and teachers will be given theirs through the schools’ mailing system.
Parents will be asked: "Do you like the report card system now in use in Abilene elementary schools:
If so. why?
If not, why not?
Help or Hinder
Teachers will be asked whether they have been teaching five years or less, from six to 11 years, or 11 or more years; how many years they have been using the Abilene elementary school report card sy.v tern (It has been In use for six years); whether they think the present card "helpa, neither helps nor hinders, or hinders, the majority of the students; whether they understand the card "fairly well, ve'^ well, not at all."
Teachers will also state on the poll whether they like the present card "fairly well, very well, not at all; their reasons for the answer.
The questionnaire goes on to ask the teachers if they "would like to contin’je, alter, or discontinue the present report card." They wUI also Indicate whether they think they could devise a better method of reporting and if their answer li yes, the teachers are instructed to give suggestions.
The questionnaire to be sent parents was submitted by a committee headed by County Judge Reed Ingalsbe. Members of the committee are Mrs. Mason Altman and Mra. Shelia Thornton.
Mra. Alien Baird it chairman ol the group preparing the poll for the teachers. She was assisted by
Dr. Charles Romlne and Mrs. I. M. Lambert.
During the meeting at the West Texas Utilities Co. auditorium Tuesday night the committee bad a spirited discussion aa to the possibility of inserting a third question in the parenUi* poll asking them to recommend changes in the present card.
The members were in agreement that parent response to the poll and the number completed and returned would "find out how much public feeling there is” about prea-cntly-used report cards.
Chairman Paul McCarthy announced that the panel would have its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the WTUC auditorium.
Committee members present Tuesday night were; Mrs. Stanley Smith, Mrs. Altman, Judge Ingalsbe, Mrs. Lambert, Bob Kennedy, Mrs. Owen Thomas, R. M. Hlx, Miss Fannie Cunningham. Dr. Romlne. and McCarty.
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