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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR®íje Chilene toorter-JBtetDáí MORNING VOL. LXXIII, No.'255"Without or with offense to friends or foes we sketch your world exactly as it goes"—Byron Associated Press (AP) Army Revolt Forces Syrian Chief's Flight DAMASCUS, Syria, Friday, Feb. 26    —    President Adib Shlsheklv, Syria’s bullet-dodging Pre.sident, resigned late last night because an army revolt had threatened the country with bloodshed. The diminutive President who headed a military coup in 19:1 reported to have left the country. The rebels l)egan broadcasting claims of having engineered a successful revolution early yesterday from ,\Jeppo in the northern part of the country. They gave SWsh-ekly 24 hours to get over the border. The leaders called for recognition of former President Ilachem Key Attassi, whose regime was crumpled in 1951, as the lawful new pre.sident. In Damascus, liouever. it was understood the speaker of the Assembly would assume the interim presidency until a new^ president is elected. Shishekly, elected pre.sident only last June, resigned in a letter to the speaker of the Assembly in which he said he was quitting "to prevent bloodshed among the people and army I so much love, and I consider this action a service to my country.” ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26, 1954~TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Army Investigation Battle Flares Anew Stevens Receives Ike's Full Backing EGYPTIAN SHIFT—Maj. Gen. Mohamed Naguib wore a strained expression but Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser was all smiles when the two Egyptian military leaders appeared together in Cairo. Egypt’s ruling revolutionary council dropped Naguib as president and premier and named Nas-Gen. shawkat Shukeyr””chief of j ser as nevv premier. Both men had been key figures in the general staff, issued an appeal! the revolution which bounced King F'arouk and made Egypt a republic. to the nation to keep calm. He declared the army is “one indivisible unit in the country’s defense.” -\lthough correspondents were aware of the day-long event.s it was not until this letter of resignation was announced that they were allowed to report them from here. The first reports said the rebels seized five cities, including Aleppo, the country’s largest. Later unconfirmed reports said army elements In the south joined the rebellion. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (/P)—Secretary of the .\rmy Stevens, with the backing of President Eisenhower, served notice tonight he will “never accede” to any abuse, browbeating or humiliation of Army witnesses by Sen. McCarthy or other investigators. Stung by the practically universal belief that his “peace pact” of yesterday was a surrender to the Wisconsin Republican senator, Stevens issued his statement at the White House after a day of huddling with high officials, including Eisenhower. The White House declared Eisenhower had read the Stevens statement and “approves and endorses it 100 per cent.” The McCartliy - Stephens feud ' promptly erupted anew. McCarthy accused the Army chief of making ‘‘a completely false statement.” Stevens said that at his meet- Auto Wreck injuries Fatal To Breck Man BHECKENHIDGE. Feb. 25. THNSi — Warner Adolph Covven, 42-year-old oil company employe here, died at .S SO a. ni. Thursday In a Stephenville hospital. Mr. Cowen received fatal injuries in a car-train wreck early Monday at Stephenville. The car lie was driving collided with a Santa Fe passenger train. He never regained consciousness. Funeral will be at 3 p. m. Friday in the Baptist Church at Eliasville with the Rev. T. C. Goza officiating. Burial will be in the Eliasville cemetery with arrangements by Satterwhite Funeral Home. \ native of Stephens County. Mr. Cowen worked for J. F. Baker Oil Co. He was believed returning home from a hunMng trip. He w as alone in the car. He is survived by his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cowen, Breckcnridge; four daughters, Mrs, Dayton Alexander, Ol-ncy; Mrs. Don Hagar, .Moran, and Jacqueline and Caroline of the home; throe sons. Curtis of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo , and Benton and Marion of the home; four sisters, Mrs. J. S, Noel and Mrs. Filmore Mayfield of Breckenrldge. Mrs. O. D. .Nichols of Nugent and Mrs. Luther Underwood of l.ue-ders, and a brother, Milam, of Breckenridgc. NEWS INDEX SECTION A NO CHANGES FORECAST Egyptian Military Regime Assures West of Policies conference. Salem was told there was a feeling abroad that Naguib’s resignation might lead to a swing against the West by younger and more radical army officers, including himself. He is regarded as the ora- AT SWEETWATER CAIRO, Egypt. Feb. 25 (/P— Egypt’s new military regime hastened to assure the Western powers tonight that the removal of Maj. Gen. Mohamed Naguib as President wil! not swing this coun-i try against the West. I Thirty-six - year - old Lt. Col. ■ Gama! Abdel Nasser, the emerging strongman, meanwhile took over all of Naguib’s offices, incliid-j ing the presidency of the Republ-ic, and kept Naguib under guard. The need for a guard was a tribute to Naguib’s popularity among Egypt’s millions. Military police were posted at his home as a precaution against any popular movement in his behalf that might try to reinstate him in the offices he resigned in a losing struggle with Nasser for power.! West Reassured    |    SWEETWATER.    Feb.    25.    tRNS) The Nasser government late to- j —.More than 300 "one-party” Dem-night sought to reassure the West' ocrats are expected to rally around that it would carry on just as | Oklahoma’s Sen. Robert S. Kerr Egypt had when Naguib was the here Friday night at a $10-per-nominal top man.    \ plate Jefferson - Jackson Day Under the Naguib regime, Nas- { "harmony” Dinner. correspondents at a special news ! torical firebrand of the revolution. Salem told the correspondents; "I can assure you nothing of the sort will happen. Our policies have always been made by all members of the Council . . . there will be by no means any change in our policy, either external or internal,” Reception, Dinner  \ To Honor Sen. Kerr ,ser as vice-premier had conducted negotiations for removal of the British fiom the Suez Canal Zone, the main point of difference with the West. The negotiations long have been inching along or stalemated. Egypt repeatedly has refused to join in a Western sponsored plan for a Middle East defense command, based in the Suez, against the threat of Communist aggres- Kerr is scheduled to arrive at Sweetwater’s Avenger Field, mu-nicial airport, sometime Friday afternoon by plane from Oklahoma City. He notified Ocie Hunt, arrangements committee chairman. that he would fly from Washington to Oklahoma City Thursday and then to Sweetwater Friday, traveling by private plane. Informality is to keynote the dinner, set for 7:30 p. m. in the Society .......... ,.J.....4 Food now» ....... ........ 7 Oil now» ........ ...... 8-9 SECTION B Sport» . . . , ...... 2-3 Rodio & TV log . . ....... 3 Editorials ....... ....... 4 Comic» ......... ....... 5 Form nows ...... ....... 9 Sion. But relations with the United i Bluebonnet Hotel, following a restates, particularly under Naguib, had been regarded as friendly. Nasser Tactics Given I The Nasser tactics in sequence : on an eventful day were; I LA pre-daw II announcement by ! the iievolutionary Council that I Naguib resigned three days ago j when he was denied increased powers he had sought. 2. Placing a house arrest guard around Naguib to prevent popular I uprisings. 3. The bid for Western favor as the basis for future relations. Word got around in Cairo that the Western powers wore concerned over the attitude of the ception honoring Sen. Kerr at 6:30 p. m. The gathering is being planned along the lines of an old-fashioned Democratic camp meeting. The reception is to be free. Chief rallying factor will be, naturally. opposition to the Repub-lician Party. But close behind will be opposition to Gov. Allan Shivers who aligned himself with Eisenhower Republicans in 1952, Ralph Yarborough, a practicing attorney of Austin and a chief contender in the 19.52 gubernatorial race, will introduce Sen. Kerr. Bryan Bradbury. Abilene attorney and former Texas legislator, will be master of ceremonies for Nasser regime in the wake of the the dinner. Y’arborough will be popular Naguib govcmment. Nasser’s Council delegated .Maj. Saleh Salem, national guidance minister, to clarify the attitude to foreign Make People Happy, Lueders C-C Told By GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-Newf Staff Writer LUEDERS. Feb. 25 — Dr. Thomas H. Taylor, president of Howard Payne College at Brownwood, spun a homely talk on the subject ed money to an optimi.sf.’ of making people happy here Thurs- Pointing to the industries of day night for the entertainment of Lueders which Include a refinery thè I,uedcrs Chamber of Com- and stone quarries. Dr. Taylor used this as an illustration of the guest at a dinner of "one-party” Democrats in .4kbllene at noon Friday, before coming here. Sponsors of the dinner here are meniber.s of the Democratic Advisory CouncU from the 13 counties of the Texas 24th Senatorial District. The advisory council is still in process of being organized under the direction of Rep. Sam Rayburn as a fund-raising group for the benefit of the Democratic National Committee. The 24th were to be born rich, to work, and ' Senatorial District has been set a to marry a rich widow*.    quota of $2,500 and any money in Later in his talk, returning to the j of this figure will be turn-subject of money, he de.scrlbed the i ed back to the counties for local "pessimist as the man w ho loan- i party expenses, Bernard Buie, Stamford imple ment dealer, and Frank Hardesty, Big Spring drug store owner, are members of the council from this di.strict and are also co-chairmen of the reception committee which will^reet Sen, Kerr, "Tlhe Democrats are staging a harmony dinner for all party members,” Buie said. "They feel that See RECEPTION, Pg. 5-A, Col. 2 See related story, Page 1-B ing with McCarthy and other members of the Senate Investigations subcommittee yc.'^terday he had received assurance that "abuse” of witne.'Ses would not be permitted in the future. ^ These assurances did not appear in yesterday’s "peace pact” and Stevens did not mention them until tonight. Labelling Stevens’ statement about the assurances "completely false,” McCarthy said; "Absolutely no concession was made that any witness was abused.” He said that to promise not to abuse them in the future would amount to admitting that they had been abused in the past. "We made it very clear.” the senator said, "that any witness from the Army or anyw’here, if he is not frank and truthful, will be vigorously examined to get the truth about Communist activities, "If it will be unpleasant to tell the truth. I can’t be responsible.” ! ‘Peace-Pact’ a Failure These latest turns in the Mc-CartUy-Stevens feud came shortly , after Republican leaders on Capi-1 toi Hill failed in agitated effort.s to write a new "peace pact" modifying the McCarthy-Stevens truce reached yesterday. The move by key GOP figures GRAHAM MOBBED IV I.OVnoN—Billy Graham, 35, U.S. evangelist, holds a Bible aloft as he IS mobbed on his arrival at Waterloo Station in London Wednesday. Thousands of hymn-singiiig Britishers greeted Graham, who opens a revival campaign in London March 1. A Waterloo Station official said there hadn’t been such a welcoming crowd there since Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks arrived years ago.    _____ Outsiders' Dust to Swirl Here Until April — Unless It Rains Brace yourselves. West Tcxaua. t for it is being choked by it.s manOe ^ There is no cheer In the immed- of dust, stiU sifting in from far late weather outlook for farmer or townsman. The outlook: more dust — until April rain dcvelop.s. To the weathermen It is .simple. Prosnecls of rain are .small, and His grain is In trouble becatis* It is grazed down and can’t withstand the dust Ms w'eli as full-sized plants. Tfae dust-covered plants might make his cattle sick J. L. (SPEC) BURNS merce and 40 out-of-town guests among the crowd of 250. The banquet was served in the I,ueders school cafeteria. Chamber of Commerce President Boh Counts opened the program and | then turned it over to State Sen. Harley Sadler of Abilene, who recognlred the guests and introduced Dr. Taylor. In his own individual manner. Dr, Taylor kept his listeners laughing and roamed from one subject to another. It was only near the end of his talk that his theme of happiness showed through. He praised chambers of commerce as being among those things that make a town worth living in and urged that all should look for the best, not only in any town, but in one's fellow man. He told at random that he believed in rich people and then gave three ways to get rich. These basis for a con.stantly growing and developing Texas. He predicted a Texas population of 20 million in the next two or three decades. The Rev. IVnry Littleton, director of the Lueders Baptist Encampment. gave the invocation and benediction. Others at the speaker«’ table were Mr. and Mrs. Counts, Stanley Vinson. <Sf-C director; .Miss Joan Elliott and State Rep. Truett Latimer, both of Abilene; and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Odell. Out-of-town guest.s were present from Stamford, Anson, Abilene, Albany, and Big Spring. Each guest was given a three-inch cube of Lueders limestone, to be used as a paperweight, as a memento from Lueders Limestone Co. The University Quartet of Har-din-Slmmons University, composed of Ken Wright, Melvin Jasek, Euclid Moore and Harold l.ewal-len aaog. 144,462 READERS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR WANT AD! 144,462 doily leaders of the Reporter-News give you quick, profifoble results on your Wont Ad! These results ore yours for os little os 41c per doy on our weekly rote. You don't hove to guess obout Wont Ad results! Approximately 20,000 persons ore us'ng Wont Ads to odvon-toge eoch month. Don't keep your wont o secret. D'ol 2-7841 arid ploce your Wont Ad now! Weekdoy word od dosing time is 4 P. M. Sundoy word ods must be received by 12:00 Soturdoy. Suixioy space ods must be received by noon Friday.    * Spec Burns, 39, Stricken, Dies J. L. (Spec) Burns, 39, owner of the J. L. Burns Tire Co., 926 Walnut St., died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 5 p. m. Thursday. He was stricken Thursday afternoon at his home, 1934 Belmont Blvd., and was taken by ambulance to Hendrick Memorial Hospital, where he died shortfy afterward. Born June 13. 1914, in Bartlesville. Okla., Mr. Burns and his family moved to Sherman when he was two years old. He grew up there and was graduated from Sherman High School. He lived in Sherman until 1938. On June 17, 1939 he wa.s married to Marie Barton in Dallas. Mr. Burns was employed by the Firestone Tire stores for 17 years, and came to .Abilene ten years ago as manager of the local store , Saturaay \ Texas’ sandy soil. The dust covers the growth, impeding "breathing” which is as I important to vegetation as to hu- and force him to buy feed, mans. Moreover, it causes static Several stock raisers have had  _ _____ __________ electricty which tends to burn up; that happtm since the con- some of the sting out of Stevens’ rest of (|,e year. The deduction the plants.    j    tinuing    duster    started    with    Fri- feeling that he had been given the | js simple.    One    good    rain,    they    say, w'ill set-/day’s day-long .storm, J. L. Brash- rough edge in the "surrender” ep- j jo fannor.s raising grain and tie the dust and cleanse the plants. I er, Abilene implement dealer, said ranchers pasturing livestock on The ranchers liave double trou-(Thursday, grain fieid.s. the immediate future hie. was apparently designed to take March is even windier than the The deduction Hurried all-day conferences at the White House, on Capithl Hill |g dark — a dusty brown outlook. N. A. of Abilene is in a and at the Pentagon had signalled earlier that some move was impending in an effort to heal the breach. Stevens himself had denied reports that he had asked the White House for a public expression of support from President Eisenhower and would resign if it was not forthcoming. Nevertheless, the White House became the foi*um for Stevens’ statement in which he said: “I .shall never accede to the abuse of Army personnel under any circumstances, including committee hearings. I shall never accede to their being browbeaten or humiliated.” White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty. emphasizing that Stevens had the hacking of the President, said: "He (Eisenhower» has seen the statement. He approves and endorses it 100 per cent.” With Hagerty standing at his elbow, Stevens parried a barrage of questions from newsmen. Several times Hagerty motioned him not to reply. Noting Stevens’s statement that yesterday’s "memorandum of understanding” with McCarthy had been "misinterpreted,” newsmen asked how it had been misconstrued. Stevens kept silent as Hagerty gestured to him not to answer. “.Are you going to continue as secretary of the Army?” a reporter asked. Before Stevens could answer, Hagerty broke in: "I’ll answer that. Of course.” THE WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF CO.MMKRCE W EATHER HI RE 111 ABILENE AND VICINITY — Ocnfrtl-ly i»lr Friday and Saturdajr- Low Friday .nornlng about i5 and high Friday afternoon about 70. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Fair; a little cooler In eoulh Friday; not much change In temperature Saturday. WEST TF.XAS; Partly cloudy through Saturday; warmer In Panhandle Friday. EAST TEXAS: Generally fair, a little cooler Friday: warmer In north Friday; moderate to locally Ireah north wind« on the coaat, becoming moderate aouther-ly Saturday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy and not much change In temperature through Saturday:    moderate north wind« on coast becoming moderate south- Rain is needed in the next few case in i>oint. He is pasturing cat-days if the grain crop is to survive tie on mixed wheat and oats. 'PROTECTING HIS SISTER' Brownwood Boy, 12, Shoots His Father at North Third and Cedar Sts. Three years ago he went into business for himself. Mr. Burns was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest and of the .Abilene Exchange Club. Funeral time Is pending and will be announced by Elliott's Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife; two daughters. Janet Mane, 12, and Joann, 6; his parents, Mr. and Mr» R. Ü. Burns of Dallas; a twin brother, John F. of Sherman, .and another brother, Robert O. of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs, Sarah Collett of lloustOQ. TIMPERATl'KIH j Tliuri. A M Thurs. P M 31 , ...... .. ... 1 30 ..... 7f 55 , ..... ...... a .30 ______ ...... 73 ! 55 . ...... ...... 3 30 ...... ....... 72 1 57 ..... ....... 4 30 ..... 73 5« . ...... 8 30 ...... 71 5« ...... 6 30 ...... 66 53 . ...... 7 30 ..... ....... 64 «1 . ..... » 30 ...... ...... 87 M , ...... ...... » :w ...... 54 M . ...... 10 30 ..... 68 . ..... ______ n 30 . «7 13:30 Hiah and low u mprraturrs for 3« hours •ndad at 6 30 p.m.: 73 and M High and low temperature! 1 same date last yrar 60 and 36. Bunsft last night 6 34 p m. Sunrise to- day 7: 10 a. m. Sunset tonight 6:34 Barometer reading at 8 30 p m. 38 01 lltUUv» bvunidtiT at t.JO p m. BROWNWOOD. Feb. 2.5. (RNS> — A 12-year-old Brownwood boy shot his father to death about noon Thursday after reportedly thwarting an attempt by the father to kill the l>oy’s 14-year-old sister. John Paul Bartlett calmly told county and district attorneys here that he had shot his father. John D. Banlett. 62. three times with a .22 calibre rifle after had attempted to .shoot his daughter, Dorothy Jean Bartlett, 14, with a .38 revolver. Justice of the Peace T. H. Hart returned an inquest verdict of "justifiable homicide,” according to County Attorney Firman H. Smith. Following the shooting, the hoy drove his sister from the scene, about six miles south of Hrowmwood on U. S. 377, to Brownwood. The children went to a garment factory where their mother was at work and told her of the shooting. Mrs. Bartlett, about 36, and her employer, O. K. Gray, took the children to the office of Smith, where the hoy calmly related the story of the shooting. Officers were sent to the Bartlett farm and found Bartlett lying dead near the rear of the home. Smith said the boy told him ami District .Attorney Bill Allcorn that Bartlcit came to Central Elementary School just before noon, picked up the l)oy on a pretense that hi.s mother was ill and wanted to talk to him and his sister. The girl was picked up at Brownwood Junior High and the three drove home in Bartlett's pickup truck. The boy said his father attempted to shoot his sister as she was lying on a l>ed. The girl began struggling with the pi.stol and the boy hit the father over the head with a soft drink bottle, Ttie girl managed to take the pistol away from her father, who then agreed to return the children to .-chool, John said. His story continued; When they got back into the pickup, the father grabbed at Hie pistol which Dorothy Jean still held, in the struggle the revolver became unbreached and the shells fell out. The father grabbed a tire tool and began striking at tlie girl. John Paul ran into the house to get his .22 rifle. The girl jumped from the pickup and ran. The father began chasing her and throw ing Rtone.s. Tlie girl ran onto the highway. John Paul returned and fired one .shot at Bartlett, the bullet grazing his stomach. The Iki.v started back for more shells. Bartlett followed and Dorothy Jean shouted a w arning to her lirother. Very little of (he dust originates here, Keith Justice, head of Abilene Christian College's soil lab, pointed out. Fortunately, most of the land in West Central Texas is tight clay soil. Justice pointed out. The land itself isn’t being injured by the dust. In fact, the soil is helped just a little by a duster, which enriches It faintly with humus from the robbed land which furnished the dust. Farmers who can ease their crops through March will probably survive, since springs rains will begin arriving in April, Justit# added. Usually strong winds normally slow' down alxjut that lime, loo, the weather bureau noted, so that combination is expected to end the dusters. But for six more weeks — hang ■cynning out of the house    the boy | I fired another shot which    pierced j onto    your hats    and    dust    masks, the father I Biirtlctt’s right arm and went into ,    --------- -- hi, bixiy.    '<■»    <1’», Santa    Anna    Youth ground, rai.scd his hands    and at tempted to throw' the tire tool at the boy. John Paul walked to with Shows Lamb Champ ,    „    ,    SAN ANGELO. Feb, 25 'Jt-Don- iii about two yard.s of his father j    'iyuu 57^ ©f Saufa Anna showed and shot him in the back of tlic head. The boy and girl then got Into the pickup and drove to town. Smith said Mrs. Bartlett had reported that John Paul had stopped her husband from beating her about a week ago b.v threatening to shoot him with his bow and arrow. Mrs. Bartlett had filed a suit for divorce only Wednesday. the champion fine wool lamb today at the San Angelo Fat StiKk Show. Bill .McIntyre. 15. of Eola had the champion crossbred lamb. Quinton Lyles, 13, .McCamey, exhibited the reserv’e champion fine wool lamb and F. G. Brown, 17, Eola. the reserve crossbred lamb. Miles Pierce of Alpine e.xhibited the champion and reserve champion Rambouillet rams -n«i the reserve champion Rambouillet ewe. Clement to Speak To 1,000 at Snyder By KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-News State Editor SNYDER, Feb. 25. First of the hundreds of guests who will be in Snyder for the annual chamber of commerce banquet Friday night began arriving Thursday. First arrival was Phil Regan, singer of stage and radio lame, who will he soloist at the banquet. He and his wife came here from Lubbock, where he presented a concert, and are guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. McLaughlin at Diamond •M Ranch. Youthful Gov. Frank Clement of Tennessee, named by the Junior Chamber of Commerce as one of the five top young men of the nation. will be the main speaker at the banquet. He is due in here on .McLaughlin’s plane at 2 p.m. Friday. Saturday he and Regan will go to Mineral Wells for appearances at the Young Democrats convention. Two other distinguished guests will arrive at 4 p.m. Friday. Maj. Gen. Roger Harney, director oi Air Force Operations, w ill be returning for a visit to Snyder. W ith him will he another general. Brig. Gen. Joe Kelley. Boyce House. Texas humorist, will introduce Gov. Clement. About l.OOU guests are expected at the dinner which will be at 6.4.5 at the new high school. Herb Feather, Chamber of Commerce president, announced. Feather i.s publisher of the Snyder Dally New\s, which Thursday published a special edition in honor of the big civic event. New president, who will be installed at the banquet, is W. H. Cargile. vice - president of Weit-Texav State Bank. Gov. Clement Ls another in the list of national headline speakers who have come to Snyder to address the annual civic gathering Others in recent years have been Gen. Ramey. Georgia Neese Clark, former U. S. treasurer. Sen. William Fulbright and Eddie Ricken-backer, ptesideat of £astern Aii-Unea. ;