Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 7, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXIII, NO. 353
'Vigilantes' Urged by Reds In Guatemala
GUATEMALA, June 6 WPi—Guatemala’s two biggest Communist-dominated unions rallied their members today to organize vigilante groups for “defense of the national sovereignty’’ and as a show of strength in support of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman’s Red-tinged government.
The Communist-led General Confederation of Workers, the nation's most powerful organized group, sponsored a meeting o! hundreds of workers at Puerto Barrios, to organize the vigilante group.
The second largest labor union, the National Confederation of Farmers, also sponsored rallies in Guatemala City. El Progresso and Zacapa. The belief was expressed in some newspapers here that leftist union boss Leonardo Castillo Flores called these gatherings to lay the foundations for a rural peoples militia which some sources say is to be armed with the army’s discarded weapons.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Carlos IL Sarti said the army had no j connection with such a militia project.
The army reportedly was getting rid of some of its older weapons, which now have been replaced by the arms Guatemala brought into Puerto Barrios from behind the Iron Curtain last month. The arms shipment has been reported to j have amounted to 10 million dollars.
Former chief of the air force. Col. Rodolfo Mendoza Azurdia. often called the Lindbergh of uGat-emala, fled the country today in a private plane after tricking airport guards with the excuse he just wanted to go on a test flight.
Associated Press (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1954—FOURTEEN PAGES
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10«
Diplomats Eye Paris Government's Power
FUTURE PROOF DOUBTFUL
'Area of Lying' Hides Truth In Hearings, Senator Says
THE PROFESSOR'S HEP — Gene Hall, left, professor of jasw music at North Texas State College, puts three of his dance band students through their paces in a jam session in Denton. The students are Dan Inglese. Brooklyn, N.Y., saxophone; Jack Peterson. Panhandle. Tex., guitar, and Yal Kolar, Detroit. Mich., bass fiddle. NTSC is the only accredited college in the U.S. offering a bachelor of music in jazz.
Parr Due in Court Monday for Trial Date on Indictment
SAN DIEGO. Tex June 6 George B. Parr, the political king pin of Duval County. Monday ia to appear before DisL Judge A S Broadfoot on a charge of assault to murder.
Also svheduled to appear is C T. Stansell Jr.. former Duval County auditor charged on 17 counts of iorgery.
Presumably Broadfoot will set a Inal date in the two cases.
Parr is free on $7,500 bond and Stansell on 91.500 bond.
The indictments were returned Friday by a Duval grand jury probing the county's financial af-lairs.
\ e.-terday. Parr strolled over to the sheriff's office to post his bond Mansell came along, too. They waited three hours before Asst. Dist Clerk H. G. Gonzales got the papers fixed up for their arrest.
l’arr is a S2 year-old millionaire long the political power m the desolate South Texas county and surrounding area He is know n as the “Duke of Duval ’’
Parr is accused of assault to murder Cristobal Ybanez. a retired Mexican farmer who lives m San Diego.
Ybanez said Parr mile-whiped him after Parr accused him ot | • laughing” at Parr Aug 17. 1953.
The grand jury also issued a re- j port that “pistol packing days in , Duval County aie over ' j
Lawman s Rites
DALLAS, June 6 T -Services will be lield tomorrow* in Madison*
\ille for Joe A. Batson. 35, veteran Texas law enforcement officer who died in a Dallas hospital yesterday. Batson had heen Madison County sheriff. Bryan police chief, a mem-U»r o( the State Liquor Control Board, and most recently warden at the Darrington State Prison Farm, south ot Houston.
Fire Near Atomic City 'Contained'
WASHINGTON, June 6 i.fl-Sen. Potter iR-Micht said today that “one area of deliberate lying’* has so clouded the testimony in the McCarthy-Army hearings that the full truth may never be learned.
“I doubt that we’ll ever be able to find out who is telling the truth in certain areas,” Potter said.
He told a reporter there has been so much conflicting testimony he is convinced “there is one area of deliberate lying and a larger area of misinterpretation,” in which he said witnesses have sought to cast others in a false light.
Potter, a member of the Senate Investigations subcommittee hear-1 ing the case, declined to sav who he thinks is lying, and added “I’m j very doubtful you can prove it against any of the principals.
When a verdict finallv is written, he said, “I think you are never going to have a black and white finding of what occurred—it is go-
be read when the hearings resume tomorrow.
The subcommittee is hearing charges that have been exchanged between Stevens and Army Counselor John G. Adams, on the one hand, and McCarthy and Roy M. Cohn, the latter’s chief counsel, on the other.
Stevens and Adams have testified under oath that McCarthy. Cohn and Francis P. Carr, of McCarthy’s staff, all sought by “improper” pressure tactics to force
the Army to give favored treatment to the wealthy Pvt. G. David Schine.
The McCarthy camp has countercharged that Stevens and Adams sought to use Schine. a former nonsalaried member of the subcommittee staff, as a “hostage” in efforts to thwart subcommittee investigations of alleged Reds in the Army.
Mundt announced he now has a
See McCarthy. Page 3, Col 4
Envoy Says Bidault Target of Charges
GENEVA, Monday, June 7 (AP) — Diplomats turned their eyes to Paris today, fully aware that if the government of Premier Joseph Laniel falls the Geneva conference
So dependent upon each1-B ■
other were the two, that \5 lAffr || VI If All there was the reverse pros-i W Id J ferllwvll pect of an end to the Laniel
I.DS ALAMOS. N.M . June 6 Gusts of wind blew up to 40 miles an hour today fanning a rearing
forest fire four miles from Los
due to the wind direction.
Richard G. Elliott, director of information for the Atomic Energy Commission, told reporters that
Alamos but officials said the fire J although the fire now is contained,
still was “contained ” j • We can’t make any predictions it
Skilled New Mexico Indians, will stay that way because of wind
aided by a fortunate wind shill conditions.”
'National Suicide' Security Rule Peril
WASHINGTON. June 6 I.W-Ten noted scientists told President Ei-
ing to be grey. It will show that senhower today that the security
many facts are not clear.”
Potter said the stenographic transcripts of telephone conversations between Secretary of the Army Stevens and senators hearing the case are shedding some new light on the controversy, and when the last of these are in he said he will propose a reappraisal of the issues to determine if there is anyway to get off ’’this treadmill that we’re on.”
Sen. Mundt <R-SD!. presiding at the televised inquiry, said he experts more of these transcripts to
system under which Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer was barred from the government's atomic secrets poses such a grave threat to scientific research it could lead to national suicide.
The scientists, members of the
the findings on Oppenheimer “unfair” and criticized the security system. It called on the AEC to review the board's findings and “do justice to Oppenheimer as an individual.”
The federation listed as signers of the letter: M. Stanley Livingston. federation chairman, now at Massachusetts Institute ot Techno-
early today, threw a fire ' around the roaring fire
stopped it four miles from atomic city.
The Indians were reported holding their own against the flames as westerly winds steadily increased iroin the 23 mile-an hour pace they set this morning.
Meanwhile. 250 military personnel from Kirtland Air Force Base and Sandia Base in Albuquerque were rushed to Los Alamos to relieve the 208 military personnel who ha\e been on the fire line The replacements bring to 800 the number of men fighting the blaze—including 150 Indians Los Alamos spokesmen say the firettghters appear to be winning the battle against the flames despite the increased wind. They added there is a possibility the fire may be on its way out by tonight
The Los Alamos residential area lies to the east.
Some technical areas are about one half mile south of the blaze but It is said there is no darger
Yarborough, Shivers Miss Jury Call Today
Federation of American Scientists 11°®^ James Franck, Institute of _
and including all officers of the Radiobiology and Biophysics. I ni- j
versity of Chicago; Watson Davis, j
director. Science Service: Oscar K. j
Rice, department of chemistry, University of North Carolina; Ernest C. Pollard, professor of physics. Yale University; W. A. Higinboth-am. Brookhaven National Laboratory’. Upton, Long Island, N. Y.; Arthur S. Wightman. professor of physics. Princeton University; Le-! w i Tonks, research associate,
AUSTIN. June 6 f—Prospects of an immediate courtroom encounter between Gov. Shivers and Ralph Yarborough, an opponent in the governor's race, went out the window today.
Atty Gen. John Ben Shepperd announced the presence of the governor and his most active opponent would not be required tomorrow whm the state begins its effort to place Lloyd's ot North America in permanent receivership.
destructive power of their prede-
I cessors. this is a sure road to na-* j tional suicide.”
Houston organizer and manager of .
T1 | I Oppenheimer. a pioneer in atorn-
* s . .• I ic research and head of the Insti-
Ihe Texas insurance situation. t(Jte Advanced study at Prince-with flurries of charges and coun- ton ^ was held by a 2-1 verdict ter-charges. has become one of the , Qf a ^ board of inquiry tQ ^ • • in the gubernatorial j a . , j dtuen-. bm a secur
an open letter to review the security system.
“The purge of a loyal scientist for giving frank advice presents a grave peril to our nation,” the letter said. “Such a policy, if continued, will eliminate the men of independent mind from our defense establishments. In this age when
new weapons repeatedly dwarf the i KnoJIs Atomic Power Laboratory<
Schenectady, N.Y.; John S. Toll, head of physics department. University of Maryland; David L. Hill, theoretical physicist. Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
hot issues campaign.
Among others summoned to testify in the Lloyd's case before Judge Charles Betts are John YanUronk-hite. former $1.000 a month public relations counsel for the insurance firm and former aide and publicity advisor to the Governor; Maurice
The majority of the board found Oppenheimer had contributed to delaying a concerted start on hydrogen bomb development and had associated with Communists for years.
Father, Sons Die in Lake
Both candidates had been sub-poenaed to appear in 98th district Acers, executive assistant to Shiv-W,. Monday. #rs; Jones; John Cofer. Austin at-
charged the l°rney; L.W. Blanchard, chief ex-“attempt to j
GRAPEVINE, Tex,, June 6 eu_ A Dallas man and his two sons The famed physicist, now 50. was ' drowned today when their alumi-
government if the talks on Indochina here fail.
The French government, its life saved twice by votes of confidence because of the need for having a regime which could speak for Paris at the Far East conference here, was reported in its most critical position today.
The Laniel government’s policies have been under increasingly severe attack in the French National Assembly particularly since the fall of Dien Bien Phu to the Communist-led Vietminh rebels in Indochina.
And Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov was reported by a highly placed Western diplomat ready to try to blast the French Cabinet out of office with a semipublic statement on Indochina Tuesday.
If successful, that could lead to a virtual surrender of Indochina to the Communist-led Vietminh rebels, and to a new* and fatal delay in French action on the project lor a Unified European Army incorporating West German manpower.
Thus, Molotov’s speech would mark a major play for both Southeast Asia and Western Europe in Soviet conference strategy, according to this diplomat, who has been sitting in on Western planning here.
Molotov, he predicted, will blame French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault for the failure of the Geneva conference thus far to agree on terms for a settlement of the Korean and Indochinese disputes—especially Indochina.
This, in turn, would be aimed at precipitating the collapse of Premier Joseph Laniei’s coalition government in Paris and the ouster of Bidauit from direction of French foreign policy.
Last week Molotov requested and got an Indochina conference plenary session for Tuesday—the first such plenary session after 16 secret sessions. A plenary session here means all national delegations are
HANOI, Indochina, June 6 Wk— French Union troops drove across the Day River today and pushed Vietminh rebels six miles back from encircled Phu Ly, key road and rice center 30 miles south of Hanoi.
It was the first time in many months that union forces had knifed across the river west of Phu Ly. A French briefing officer said they had mopped up a string of rebel-occupied villages, killing 15 Vietminh and capturing six. Squadrons of B26s and dive bombers also slammed 52 tons of bombs in 50 minutes against rebel bases around Phu Ly.
This relieved at least temporarily the pressure on Phu Ly, whose fortifications form an important bastion on the southern sector of the Red River Delta barring the rebels from a big rice granary and direct routes to Hanoi itself.
Union forces fought with the Vietminh around several small French-held, posts elsewhere in the delta. A French spokesman said at least 48 rebels were killed and three captured.
Sam Neua. in northeastern Laos, was captured by the rebels last spring. It lies on the road to Thanh Hoa, a big Vietminh base 90 miles south of Hanoi.
Other French bombers tore up sections of Route 41. invasion road to Hanoi from the west, and hit pockets of rebel troops elsewhere m the delta.
Delaware, Maryland Due Visit1 by Ike
WASHINGTON. June 6 3—President Eisenhower tomorrow will make what the White House bills
________________ as a “non-political” swing into Del-
free to brief news correspondents \ aware aQJ Maryland. There wiU
Convict Hopes 17th Term His Lost
MANILA. Monday, June 7 w— Eduardo Disentuan. 62. released
court liere Monday Yarborough had summons w as an sabotage Hie opening day” of his campaign. Yarborough, Austin attorney, had scheduled a series of meetings with campaign workers in Dallas beginning at 9:30 a.m.. and had scheduled a statewide radio addrcvs for 9 p.m.
Shivers said he would be available any time.
j Shepperd said today he had con-! tactcd Shivers and was trying to
aminer for the insurance commission.
Paper Says U.S. Offered Intervention
WASHINGTON, June 6 ?x_Xhe Washington Post, in a copyrighted story, said today the United Stales . twice during April proposed using trom Muntmlupa Prison after com- reach Yarborough to tell them they ( American Navy carrier planes and
in charge of A-bomb developments
at Los Alamos. N M . during World War 11 and until his suspension last December was a top-level consultant to the government on nuclear
Oppenheimer s lawyers have asked the Atomic Energy Commission itself to review the board’s decision before the end of this month, when the scientist’s contract as a consultant runs out.
The federation, a national organization of scientists and engineers formed in 1946 to act on public issues in its field, last week called
plenng his 17th sentence since 1902. has resolved to “retire and look for a job.”
Disentuan expressed Iwpc the 12-year term he has just completed Saturday wa* the last of a series of imprisonments lor larceny, vagrancy and other crimes.
“Pm an old rtiun now. I ll retire and look for a job I shall try not to return.” he said
would not be needed Monday ot a^ Force planes based in the ! at any time dui ing the coming j Philippines to intervene in the Inweek in tlie Lloyd s case. dochina war. provided Congress
and our allies agreed.
CUPID IN THE HEDGEROW
Gl Fought General's Men, Wed General's Daughter
The attorney general said this was agreed upon Mith Herman i gut British would not agree Jones, Austin attorney represent- and pjans jeu through, the ing the inswanee turn He said the j ¡¿aid. Its story continued thus: lawyers have agreed to begin se* j Eisenhower administration
lacting jurors tomorrow, then prob- ^ ^ a tentative date tor an
ably spend the balance of the an. stnko t0 aid t|H> thon
week hearing Ra.ph Hammonds, j 0j pien Bien Phu. The
date was April 28, two days after j the opening of the Geneva con* ; lerence
President Eisenhower was prepared to go to Congress Monday,
April 26. to ask for passage of a
joint resolution to permit American intervention.
num boat was capsized by high w mds as they fished on Lake Grapevine.
Volunteers, firemen, officers and National Guardsmen from Dallas and Fort Worth, working by the light of portable searchlights, found all three bodies.
About 1.000 persons took part in the vast search for the bodies.
The victims were Rufus N. Savage, 42; Bill. 16. high school football player, and Michael. 8.
Winds to Continue Through Monday
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Gusty winds blamed for two and possibly three Texas drownings Sunday are expected to continue at least through Monday.
As the winds whipped up dust across the state, the Weather Bureau warned of possible tornadoes Sunday night in a part of Southwest Oklahoma dangerously close
afterw ard. and that texts of speeches can be released.
Tuesday is also the day the French Parliament opens a crucial debate on Laniei’s Indochina policies. As this diplomat sees it, this is no coincidence.
Laniel's departure probably
See FRENCH. Page 3. Col. 3
be plenty of Republican politicians and candidates greeting him and riding with him.
The schedule includes 40 miles of automobile touring of the “Eastern Shore” country each way between Dover, Del., and Chester-town, Md., during which the populace will have a chance to see the presidential party.
MARBURG. Germany. June 6 >.t — Cupid was a stowaway when the Allies invadevi Normandy 10 years ago,
stark issue of bullets and blood “That is how two men in our family spent P Day,” BlumenlnU j remarks. it is impossible for me American G1 fighting to imagine then that my future among the hedgerows, didn't know son-in-law was one of the Ameri* the mythical little guy with wings leans lighting so fiercely on the **p was around ixisite side Jim had no idea then occupation duty
Nor did German Gen of infantry ! that he would ever marry a Ger Guenther BlumenlnU. busy issuing man general’« daughter.
At latest accounts, 35,000 German
veteran who married into the German high command.
Jim and the former Annel.ese Hhimeutritt, a dark-eyed Marburg
'South Once Slow On Negro Schools'
NEW YORK, June 6 JP*—Sen. Price Daniel IDTex' said today the South in the past has been slow m pros id mg as good schools
beauty, live now at Omaha. Neb.ilor its Negro children as tor it* far trom this old university town, j " hite children where lie won her hand while on
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orders hw* violent counterattacks from the enemy’s Western cAm mand headquarters, where he was chief of staff In his headquarters dugout at St. Germain, crucial etwmnand problems piled up for the German gen oral.
In the hedgerows, life for the American GI was stripped to th#
With them is little Nancy Dew. Gen Hlumenlritt's only grandchild Dew left the Army last year after
girls are the wives of Americans wlto once marched info their home land as "conquerors.” Even a Ho henzollern princess, fecUie, t>e cam# Mrs Clyde K Harris, ami settled in Amarillo Tex , after the in disarmed Germnny, but he has war. ^ won regard as one of Europe's
Hut James M !Vw. St former most authoritative and objective tech-sei geanl, is th* only American, military historians.
15 years service and is prospering as a civilian running a brickyard The general, commanding an Army at the age of St when the war ended, is on the inactive list
Hut. he saui on a television program 1 Answers for Americans— WABU now southern states are spending tar more to improve \e :„ro schools Discussing the Supreme Court decision prohibiting segregation in public schools. Daniel repeated his hope expresstxl previously m a Senate speech that white and Negro Citizens of “good will" can sit down together “and work this out.”
“We can ,ake car# of this problem oo a local ba.MS,” he said
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DAV Votes to Build Austin Center
AUSTIN. June 6 .P- Delegates to Uie .Klay annual Disabled American Veterans convention which closed today took a step toward construction of a permanent state headquarters building.
I nanimously adopted w as a resolution authorizing creation of a five-man committee “to investigate and purchase an Austin site
Elected commander of the
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NOT THE HEAT — The badh doctored Ur. Thaddeus J. Shag (with stethoscope! ls explaining to his colleagues that the book must be right he got his M.D. from it. And in only -ne year. yet. He received his doctorate in mock ceremonies brought on by the strain of final exams at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is helping a couple of sophomore friends. Dean Adams, left, of San Angelo, and Earl Griffey. Houston, right, while a graduate nurse, Miss Mary Corley of St. Mary • Infirm
arv. looks on.