Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron
VOL. LXXIV, NO. 23
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TiiliSiTrlXAS. FRIDAY MORÑÍNG, JULY 9. 1954-TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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Ike's Pledge Slows Tokes Charge
Of Guatemala Junta
Drive to Quit UN
WASHINGTON. July 8 (if^An I'isenhower-Dulles pledge to fight to the end against a United Nations seat for Hed China today headed off a congressional proposal for automatic withdrawal from the international organization in case it admits the Peiping regime.
Sen. Knowland of California, the Republican leader who was spearheading the drive, softened his proposal. He offered legislation which w ould;
1. Place Congress on record anew against the seating of the Communists as the representatives of China in the U N.
2. In the event of Red China getting into the U.N. General .Assembly or Security Council, request President Eisenhower to inform Congress of the international implications of such a development
and recommend a course of action. i mitted. That notice is not affected Knowland said the new proposal' by his softened amendment.
would be formally introduced as an amendment to the 34 million dollar foreign aid authorization bill when it comes up in the Senate later this month. He said it would have wide bipartisan backing.
The proposed amendment, giving the President the opportunity to call the signals, is a far cry from Knowland’s first demands. Originally he called for prompt American withdrawal from the U.N. if Hed China came in, with the policy established by Congress beforehand. Apparently the administration urged him to change his approach to the problem.
Knowland has served notice that he will resign as the Republican leader and fight to get this country out of U.N, if the Reds are ad-
Thunderstorms, Wind, Rain Damage North, East Texas
The development came as Secretary of State Dulles declared the United States still has powerful cards to play and that *T do not believe Communist China is in fact going to be seated”.
‘T don’t think there is going to be any American withdrawal from the U N. or any occasion for it,” he told his news conference.
The secretary spoke confidently and, like President Eisenhower yesterday, authorized reporters to quote him directly on the subject, which has been agitating Congress for the last week.
hNen to assume that Red China will obtain admittance to any of the principal U N. organs. Dulles said, “weakens our case and strikes a note of defeatism which 1 think IS entirely unjustified.”
“The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory,” he asserted. “It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good
Old Joyton Bank To Be Courthouse
.JAYTON, July 8. — The old First National Bank building at Jayton in all probability soon will be the new Kent County courthouse.
Unless the 11th Court of Civil .Appeals unexpectedly overturns itself, the court's decision on moving the couty seat will stand and county officers will take over the building.
The .state Supreme Court Thursday upheld, in effect, the appellate court’s recent decision. The
By THE .ASSOCIATED PRESS
Noisy thunder storms moved across North and East Te.xas Thursday. Considerable wind damage was reported at Willis
roving north of a line between Dallas and Shreveport.
The Weather Bureau, in a .severe weather bulletin, had warned “isolated .severe thunder.storms” were
Point. Trees were broken off and j expected Thursdav evening along
power hn« tangled m Dallas. j and 120 miles norih of a line from „.gamzation
More .scattered thundershowers , 30 miles west of Mineral Veils to , conference.
^ Eastland court has final jurisdic-The Communist regime is dis- tion in such matters, but asked the
high court’s advice on whether it had ruled correctly on three questions. The Supreme Court ruled the decisions correct.
The Clairemont residents who appealed the trial court decision now can ask for a new trial. They
qualified by its consistent record of opposition to the principles of the United Nations.”
Dulles pointed out that it carried on war against the UN. in Korea and continually denounced the in-
w ere predicted for all Texas through Friday, but the showers again were expected to be local, with no widespread relief from the heat.
The roof was lifted off one cotton
100 miles east of Dallas.
Dallas’ quickie slorm sent water running curb high on many streets but an hour later the sun shone. Lightening striking a power pole knocked out electric ser\'ice to a
warehouse at Willus Point, and the j smali Dallas area, wall of another warehouse there | A blast of wind accompanying the damaged. T\’ antennae.s and tree ; limbs were broken. Rainfall totalled 1 10 inches.
At Marshall in East Texas, 1 41 Inches of rain fell in an hour, the city 8 first measurable ram in 30 day.s. Low places were flooded but the water quickly drained.
At dark a few storms still were
block wall and collapsed the roof of a garage, damaging two cars. It was another hot day except
“In Southeast Asia it promoted aggression,” the secretary went on.
“All of these facts combine to * make such a case that we do not believe that the requisite votes can be found to admit the Communist regime to represent China m the ' United Nations ” |
Dulles said he thought a two-thirds vote would be required to
U.S. Attempts To Halt Strike At Atom Plant
Parr's End Is Predicted By Shepperd
YORKTOWN. Tex . July 8 fv-Afty. Gen John Ben Shepi>erd pre dieted tonight both fly-hy night insurance firms and what he called ■ the Georsje Parr reign of terror” will be ended in Texas this year Noting 41 indictments have been returneil by the present grand jury’ in Duval County, where T*arr has been a political power. Shepperd anticipated more than 200 indictments will he returned before the grand jury s term ends m November.
He said indictments already re turned ‘have enueil stealing, healing and killing there ”
Shepperd made his remark.'^ in a speech prepared for the annual meeting of the Yorktowm Chamber of Commerce Concerning the Texa.s in.suiance situation, the attorney general said the “rough shaking given fly-hy-iiight concerns by our office and the indictments returneii against wildcat pronu>ters should hall the.se activities within the year”
for lucky areas which had showers, i admit the Reds into the tkVnation .Marshall’s temperature skidded j General Assembly and that the from 102 to 70 u the storm moved votes just weren't there A.< for the through.
102 was the state’s highest reading Thursday. Dallas, Texarkana. Childress and Mineral Wells reported 101. Waco and Pre- i sidio 100. and m<»t ckher points were in tlie tk>s-Rainfall reported b> the Weatiier Bureau for 24 hours ending at 6.30 p.m. included Marfa 86 of an inch. Austin .05. El Paso .04. Texarkana .02 and Lubbock .01. Dalla.C ram missed the Love Field Weather Bureau but unofficial measurements were up to one inch.
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W.ASHINGTON, July 8 .T^The government today put in motion the Taft-Hartley law emergency procedures aimed at stopping a two-day strike at plants producing key atomic and hydrogen bomb materials.
President Eisenhower named three members to a board of inquiry to get the facts on the strike of 4 .500 CIO union workers at gaseous diffusion plants at Oak Ridge, Tenn . and Paducah. Ky. The President has said the strike could hurt this country’s race for atomic supremacy.
The inquiry board went right to work, taking testimony in clo.sed-door sessions from representatives
GETS IN RUT
If you don't look at the calendar Friday, you might think It is Thursday—wealherwisc, at least.
Forecasters at the municipal airport Weather Bureau think it will t>e the same kind of day. ju.st as Thursday was a twin to Wednesday
The high was 99 degrees both days, and at atniul the same time—5 pm. However, .showers to the northea.^t brought a modicum of relief ju.st after 6 Mi p m when the temperature dropped to s*o.
The .showers, on a thin line extending from Lubbock to Texarkana brought 51 inch to Weinert, 20 to Rolan and a sprinkle to Hobbs.
Coroner Thinks Murder Involved In Heir's Death
CHICAGO July 8 .T—A coroner’.'? pathologist ratseti the possibility
that Montgomery V \ door sessions from representauves , niove here since the
was slam when he report^ tc^ay , Atomic Energy Commission | ^
that the young mail order heir | ^ company and unions in-
have 10 day.? to file an appeal.
Kent County Judge John H. Montgomery said Thursday night Jayton will become the county seat the moment an official order is received by the county clerk.
Moving operations probably would begin the next day, he added.
The bank which occupied the building was closed during World War II and nev.er reopened. Since then the building has been used by various government agencies siich as the Production and Marketing Administration. It has been vacant several months.
It is the only building with a vault large enough to hold county records. Judge Montgomery said.
He stressed that the move must be immediate. Such county boards as the Commissioners Court, the County School Board and others must, by law, hold their meetings at the county seat, and at no other place.
Judge Montgomery' said if the decision stands the commissioners court will set a date for a bond I issue election to provide funds for ; a new' courthouse, j He estimated the cost at $200.000 I to $250.000, though no plans have ; been discussed.
Jayton was laid out with a square in the center of town and no buildings have ever been built on it. Though there has been no official discussion, Montgomery said, the city probably would deed the land to the county for » courthouse.
Moving the old building, i sfone structure erected in 1892, would E)e impracticable, he added.
At the first trial, held by consent in Haskell, 31 votes for Claire-and 32 for Jayton were thrown out. This gave Jayton the necessary two-thirds vote of 578 to 277.
The appellate court upheld the
(ol. Aimas Heads 3-Man Ruling Panel
GUATEMALA. July 8 Ofi-Col. Carlos Castillo Armas emerged today as the head man of a three-man junta ruling Guatemala.
The leader of the recent anticommunist revolt was elected to the junta’s presidency last nigitt but the action was announced only today by the junta secretary, Rodrigo Robles. Col. Elfego Monzón. head man of a five-man junta since last week, remains a member of the ruling committee along with Maj. Enrique Oliva.
Two members were dropped—Lt. Cols. Mauricio Dubois and Jose Luis Cruz. Robles said both resigned after Castillo Armas’ election and refused to reconsider their action after being urged to do so. They were given a vote of recognition for their services since the junta was formed last Friday.
Castillo Armas led the invading exiles into Guatemala from Honduras June 18 in a move that led to the ousting of President Jacobo GU4TEMAL.\ CHIEF — Col. Carlos Castillo Armas, Arbenz Guzman’s Commumst-sup-
right who emerged Thursday as head of a ruling Guate- ported regime,
mala’ iunta embraces Col. Elfego Monzon, member of At a peace conference in neigh-
thp nilinff committee boring El Salvador last week, h«
the ruling commiuee._____ -1 agreed to join torces with the anti
communist junta headed by Monzon which was then in control of the capital. U.S. Ambassador Johu E. Peurifoy played an important part in bringing about the agreement. Castillo Armas agreed to take second place in this temporary government, which was to hold otñct until the eieetian of a peiw»-nent presWent of Guatemala by July 17.
Castillo Armas flew into Guatemala City Saturday and received the welcome of a national hero. He had been regarded as the most likelv choice for president, al-
that the young died an "unnatural death from undue causes.”
Dr. Harry Loon said young Thorne died in convulsions from lack of oxygen after taking a combination ot drugs and alcohol that acted as a depressant on his central nervous system.
Dr. IxK»n said he believes another per.son injected .something into Thorne’s veins shortly before his death He based this on the p«»silu>n oi two fresh and still oozing needle punctures on Thorne’s right arm which would have been extremely difficult to make with the left arm He did not venture an opinion on the importance ot these fresh nt*edle marks, but .said.
“I firmly l>elie\e M.unebiHly is hiding sometlung in this case."
Thorne. 20-year-old heir to a mail order fortune of nearly two million dollars, was tound dead in hi.s 575 a month room on Chicago's near North Side June 19.
AT SNYDER, SWEETWATER
Yarborough Attacks Third Term Bid, 'Insurance Mess'
involved in a wage dispute Secretary of Labor Mitchell who has been attempting to get the strike called off without having the administration apply for a court injunction, conferred with the inquiry board during the day. The labor secretary apparently was in ! full charge of the case for the | government Thomas Keith Glennan of Cleve-, land, president of Case Institute of \ Technology, was made inquiry j board chairman and he promised i that the board will have a full re- j port on the situation quickly for i President Eisenhower.
The htiard’s report is necessary under the Taft-Hartley law before the Prcsideiu may take the next emergency strike step. This is an order to the Justice Department to apply in fevleral court for an 80-day. back-to-work injunction ■hie government may apply for
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voters’ home precincts The Supreme Court upheld this ruling and another which held that voters who paid their poll taxes at Jayton, instead of Clairc-monl, were eligible to vote.
French Order All-Out Stand In Hanoi,'Port
HANOI. Indochina. July 8 jfL-Gen. Paul Ely, French Union commander in chfef in Indochina, said
.“apol" ihcu¿H he had aaid he did aol want
Candidate Ralph Vaiborough attacked Gov Allan Shivers from four fronts Ttiursdav in two Cen-iral We.«t Texa.« api'earances He apparently never arrived «I t i.^co. liLs third stop where lie w.<s .whe<lu!«\1 for a I 15 pm .xpeech. Supporter.^ waited for him until 3 30 pm and then broke up Si»eaking fir,-.t at Snyder, then at Sweetwater, Vartvoiough assailed Shivers for <U .set'king a Ihini letm; ¡2- claiming Varborough’.x lampatgn is well financed i3' (laiimiig he saved the tideland.s (or I’exas, and *4' the ' insurance me.vs” at Austin.
Crowds Small He sjvoke troin the courthou.se steps at both Sweetwater and Snyder. f)oth tunes to small crowds At Snyder he attacked Shivers’ tidelands elaims. s.iying the governor has ignored the lidelarHis coin pletely except ftn a few weeks before the 19f>2 election ' The le.st ol the time he’s been too mnipied with private busi ness” Yarbtirough said He hasn’t had lime to attend to the aff.sirs of the stale ”
Th* challenger also swore to *’cle«o out the Uuuiiioc« inM*
within 24 hours after 1 m sworn in ”
Yarborough declarevl ht would apjHnm a completely new in.sur-ance board even if he had to fire all the present members.
He was neeompained downtown from the airiwrt by Henry C. Flournoy of Fluvanna, state Rep. C F Sentell, and his grand.son. .lelf Scntell C E McGaw. Snyder, introiluc e<l Yartvorough Sterling Taylor is countv Yai-boiough chairman At Sweotwater Yart*oroiigh challenged Shiver.? to report the full
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“I call on the governor to come clean on tns own law and report his campaign ex|>enses,” Yarborough declared.
Sjveaking extemporaneou.sly and without notes during the sweltering heat of midday. Yarborough said all the great governors in j Texas history had refused to .seek i A third term, and that Shivers j was violaiing a great DenuHnatic tradition by doing .so
He hlametl lax in.?uiance l«vv> on Shiv er* and Shivers' apixnntees to the rexa.? Insurance Oommis Sion "All hough 99 jver ceri of our m.suraiice firms are sound, many agents ami Iheir businesses have N'cn ruinevi due to failure of ?«mie companies, operating under lax insurance laws," Varlvorough said.
N arborough, an un.^uccessful candidate for the governor’s iH»st In 1952. challenged Shivers’ statement that he made $450.9tXt on •
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23,000 Workers Strike Goodyear; Pickets Peaceiul
AKRON. Ohio. July 8 lfi-.Some 23.(Hki members of the CIO United Rubber Workers Union struck the 10 plants of Goodyear Tire A Rubber Co. totiay, demanding pay biHxsts greater than five cents an hour
rickeling was peaceful among the firm's 13.000 employes here as the walkout against Goodyear started
PriHiuction stvrpped but office worker.? wera permitted to pass through picket lines
tiiHvdyear said the union had rejected as “inadiHjuate” an offer of a five-cent wage boost.
I L S Buckmastor. general piesi-i dent of the union. declartHl the ! “strike was caused by the refu.sal I ot Gixxlyear to grant an adequate wage increa.se and to make substantial correction of wage difler-enfials in their low paid plants”
I The union never has made public the exact terms of its demands.
GovKlyear priKluvHion empUyves av erage $2 08 an hour Init a break-down was not available on the dU-ferent'es betwax-ii plants
Besides its plants here, the coin-pany has installations at St Mary's, Ohio; Muncie. Ind., la» Angeles. Topeka, Kan , Lincoln. Neb . G.Kisden. Ala , Jackson. Mich . New Bedford, Mass , and
Jury Indicts Former Duval Auditor Again
S.AN DIEGO. Tex. .f^-Thc former Duval County auditor. C T. StanseU, has been indicted again —this time on five counts of theft involving a total of $20.000
Each count nanrved 14,(XX) misappropriated
The indictment w a.? returned W'eiinesday afternoon by the Duval County grand jury. Previously, the same jury had indicted StanseU on 17 counts of forgery’
In his report of Feb, 17. Stale Auditor C. H Cavne?.? said that between March I and May’ 24, 195i no checks were shown by the county auditor to have been issued but in the regular sequenc« of check stubs, there were five blank stub* apjqirently voided. Cavness said, however, the county bank statement for April showed that five $4,iXiO item.? were charged against the account on April 9 and that the county treasurer s balance record shovv^ $20,(XW in disbursement for that month.
NEGRO WO.MAN PRESIDES —
•25-vear-old Charlye Farris made history in W’ichita Falls, when she became the first woman and the first Negro to serve as county judge in W’ichita County and probably the first in the South, Members of the Wichita County Bar Association named Miss Farris to serve in the absen^ of County Judge Guy H McNeely. She was admitted to the bar in November, 1952.
Thlel-by-Video Sentenced le Pen
.MONMOUTH. England # — thief who cased the place by television has been sentenced to three years in prison
He was Ronald E. Walker $6, found guilty of stealing 93 relics of .Adm. Horatio Nelson. Britain s one-eyed hero of the battle of Trafal-g*ar.
Walker said he got tlie idea for ih* theft when he saw the relics shown on a television program.
Haiphong, and the vital supply route connecting them.
Ely denied emphatically to newsmen rumors that Hanoi would be abandoned to the Communist-led Vietminh without a fight.
He added that if he did not believe this focal point of the war in northern Indochina could be defended against the Vietminh divisions threatening it. he would not
The third member of tlie new junta. Oliva, was defense minister in the provisional government which Castillo Armas set up sooa after the invasion started.
Castillo Armas’ supporters were reported keenly disappointed that he did not emerge as top man in the original fusion with Monzon. Announcement of changes in the
have repeated his previous orders , government’s top command came
' as the junta damped a tight guard around foreign embassies in an effort to prevent the escape of Communists and other enemies of the new regime.
Whereabouts of some of the 11 officers of the Guatemalan Workers party, regarded as the equivalent d a Communist polilburo during the .Arbenz regime, are expected to be disclosed as the foreign embassies furnish the government with the names of their political refugees. Jose Manuel Fortuny, secretary general of the Workers parly central committee and tagged as No, 1 man in Red politics, is believed to be at the Mexican Embassy.
Arbenz is a refugee in the Mexican Embassy.
for its defense after returning from conferences in Paris last Sunday.
The general declared he had ordered the recent withdrawal of French Union troops from the southern third of the Red River Della in order to build up the Hanoi-Haiphong defenses,
Ely predicted a decision will be reached within 12 days on whether there will be war or a cease fire in Indochina.. This, obviously was based on French Premier Pierre Mendes-France's pledge to achieve peace in the nearly eight-year-old Indochina War by July 20 or resign.
Meanwhile. French • Vietnamese and Vietminh military representatives held their fifth closed session today at Trung Gia. 25 miles north of Hanoi, on technical details of a possible cease fire. Although there ; was no ofticial announcement on the trend of the talks, high French military sources said .sessions for the last two days dealt with means of improving conditions under which prisoners of war are held The question was referred to a sub-commission, the informants said
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on the Scoggins lea.se road about Ut miles south of .A.stH?rmont Betty Jean and one of the Dennis biHs were riding on the fender. When Betty fell off. she was run o\er by the same car,
Funeral will be h4ild at 4 p m P'ridav in the Methodist Church liere ’The Rev Hex Mauldin, paa tor. IS to officiate Burial will be ui Asv*ermont Cemetery under direclioo of Springer Funeral Home The girl was born in Aspermoni on July 29, 1941. and had finished tlk' seventh gratie this spring She IS survived by her parent*. Mr and Mrs E. N uNut‘ Lin»-lev; her sister Janice; thre# brother*, Jearld. Jack and Jimmy Dou. all of .Aspetmooi.
(rash Hurts 3 Lawn Women
Three persons were injured i« a two-car crash at South 24th St. and Treadaway Blvd. at 2 35 p m.
Hurt were Mrs C. C .Allmond, 31, Mrs E D. Stewart, 54. and Mrs J. U. Jones. 50. all of Lawn. All three received broken bone* in the arm and cuts and bruises, and were admitted to Hendrick
The accident occurred when ■ car driven by Mrs. Loii Man# Dickerson of Route one. Lawn, ptruck the fide of a car driven by Lowell Harrison Spiller, Ahílen« Christian College *tudent.
8piUer was atone at th« tim« of the accident.
Other paa»eng«rs to th« Dtckeov-son car who wer« uninjured Sherrell Diann AUmond. 4. and Ava Loi* AUmottd, 7, daaidil«« of Mr*. AUmofid.
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