Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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PRICE DAILY tfc, SUNDAY 10cVOL. LXIII, NO. 363 Associated Press (AP)ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 17, 1954
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Today in Hearing
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WASHINGTON, June 16 (¿P-The McCarthy-Armv hearings missed their adjournment target today in a session of weary wrangling that flared up into a slashing new passage at arms between Sen. McCarthy <R-Wis» and the Army side’s chief counsel, Joseph N. Welch.
Welch. 63. briefly shaking off weariness in the 35th day of the televised proceedings, told McCarthy he has no monopoly on battling communism, and declared in tones of harsh anger that the armed forces work at that job, too, night and day.
“Don’t pull that on me.' McCarthy snapped back. He asserted he hopes his subcommittee can get back soon to hunting subversives with the Army’s cooperation—“but with or without it. take my word for it, we will do it.”
To End Friday The hearings now are scheduled to end early tomorrow afternoon— j eight weeks to the day after they began. The subcommittee had j hoped to end them today In the midst of today’s wran gling Sen. Dirksen *R-IH> sought; a ruling that a hotly controtcr-i sial item in the dispute—a McCar- j thy-produced digest of secret FBI * material—had nothing to do with the issues and should be “ig nored ” by the Senate Inves tigations subcommittee Acting Chairman Mundt 'R-SD' held, however, that the document already is “imbedded” in the controversy and must remain there.
McCarthy's right to have this confidential document has been challenged in and out of the hear- * mgs and there have been suggestions he could be prosecuted for accepting it. The Wisconsin senator declared today he had a duty i to accept it and use it as a basts for action
McCarthy also locked horns with the three Democratic senators on, the subcommittee He linked them with the Army side s charges of j “improper pressure” by the McCarthy camp and asserted they decided long ago to agree on a finding unfavorable to him.
“I could write that report for them right now.” McCarthy said The Democrats — Senators Me Cleiian «Ark». Symington «Mo' and Jackson «Wash'—continued to tilt with McCarthy on the whole question of his stand, disputed by; President Eisenhower among others, that federal workers should tell Congress of any wrongdoing they suspect in spite of any secrecy directives
Shows Signature Reich provided a short-lived sensation by exhibiting McCar thy s signature on a printed form and saving this was G David Schines application for an Army j commission — although McCarthy j had sworn he never saw the for- j mer subcommittee aide's application.
In a sequel remarkably good-tempered on both sides, McCarthy j and Welch agreed after the lunch-; eon recess that the senator s name appeared not on the application j itself bat on a loyalty oath accompanying the application. McCarthy and Roy M. Cohn, sub committee chief counsel, witnessed ths oath, it turned out. and the senator insisted he never saw the application itself There was nothing sweet tom-
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101 in City Sets High Mark For Early Summer
A 99 degree reading at Municipal Airport and 101 degrees downtown Wednesday bumped the mercury to its highest point here this year.
The high Wednesday bested by three degrees the previous high of the day before.
Difference of two degrees in the reading at the Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport and the 101 registered about 3 p.m. Wednesday on the flashing Citizens National Bank indicator was attributed by a forecaster to difference in location.
June this vear is considerably cooler than June of 1953.
Last year from the 8th through the 28th of June the temperature soared over the 100 degree mark. Peak was reached when the readings were 105 degrees for three days straight beginning June 21.
Official outlook is for more hot weather.
HOWDY, GOVERNOR—Tom K. Eplen. right, Abilene attorney, welcomes Gov. Allan Shivers who has just stepped from his plane at Abilene Municipal Airport. Shivers later addressed a Democratic rally in the Wooten Hotel. (Staff photo by Bob Gulley)
Win by 500,001
He ascribed this change of pians \ and “the kind of criticism which
at least in good part” to an tended to be perhaps more in the
opinion by Oppenheimer that “this nature of a headache than in the
is not the time to pursue this pro- nature of enlightening.”
gram any further." But by June 1951. he said, “ue
It was in January 1950 that had evolved somethin« which President Truman ordered a go- amounted to a new approach.“ At ahead on the H-bomb. a meeting of nuclear experts at
With that. Teller said, he was j the Institute of Advanced Study in placed in charge of a committee Princeton, N.J., with Oppenheimer whidl immediately began hbora- presiding, Teller said he presented lory tests and theoretical work, his idea.
The number of peop»e devoting “After listening to the evidence then time to thermonuclear mat- of both the test and the theoret- . ters was "greatly increased,” he i ical investigations on that new ap-said. ! proach,” he said, “Dr. Oppen-
Thiougn it all. he continued. Op- j heimer warmly supported this new ; penheimer remained “neutral approach, and I understand that and the General Advisory Com- he made a statement to the effect mittee of the AEC. of which Op- that if anything of this kind had penheimer was chairman, gave n> been suggested right away he nev-more than “passive agreement” | er would have opposed it.”
WASHINGTON. June 16 lT—In what must be his most anxious hours since he waited for the atomic bomb to go oif, Dr J Robert Oppenheimer today faced two weeks «or less* of waiting to know whether he is to remain suspended as a security risk.
The five men who make up the Atomic Energy Commission have the final say on the noted atomic scientist's case, and they have promised to make the decision before the month is out.
loist night they released more than a half million words of the testimony that will ;«elp them make up their minds Other, uncounted. words were left out of the public release because they bore on secret matters.
Some of the most graphic test» raony came from Dr Edward Teller, I mversity of California professor, whom Oppenheimer has called the principal inventor of the H-bomb,
Teller made some reservations about Oppenheimer’s dependability, and another witness went so far as to suggest Oppenheimer w as a Russian agent, but many of those who worked with the suspended scientist went all-out in praise for his patriotism, devotion and integrity.
Teller testified that he felt Op penheimer shared the general feeling in 1943 that H-bombs were possible He said Oppenheimer en-couraged him toward the end of the war to go ahead with his research But, the witness related, after the A bombs were dropped on Japan, plans to undertake this i project were changed
Puerto Rican Men Guilty in Shooting
mum possible penalty of 75 years in prison for each of the four defendants. The five lesser charges, assault with a dangerous weapon, carry a maximum possible sentence of 50 years in prison apiece.
He told them to return by 10 a m. tomorrow to pass judgment on Mrs. Lebron.
WASHINGTON. June 16 *-
Three Puerto Rican men were con-\ icted tonight on all 10 counts of assault in the March 1 shooting which wounded live congressmen. A woman was convicted on five counts and the jury recessed without reaching a final verdict on five other counts against her Dark-eyed Lolita Lebron, 34. looking extremely pale and tired, was the only one of the four defendants whose late had not yet been decided in full as the jury of seven men and five women ended 114 hours of deliberation.
The three male defendants were found guilty on five counts each of, assault with intent to kill and five , counts each of assault with a dan- j gerous weapon Maximum possible sentence is 75 years in prison each, j Mrs Lebron. convicted on five i counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, raised a mild objection j when the jury could not agree on j the five charges of intent to kill.
“1 don’t see why they don't con-j vict me too,” she whispered to a woman marshal. Miss Eleanor | Kehl, sitting behind her The three male defendants—Rafael Cancel Miranda, 25, A mires Figueroa Cordero, 29. and Irving Flores Rodriguez, 28 gave no show of emotion as the verdict was read.
However, soon afterward, Cancel and Cordero chatted and smiled and Flores, although not smiling, jeined briefly in the conversation I S Dist Judge Alexander Holt* toff referred the four to the probation officer for the usual mvestiga-1 tion before he passes sentence I The judge instructed the jury.! after they rendered their partial verdict, to go home and. without listening to a radio or looking at a newspaper, to continue their deliberations The main charges carry a maxi-
YOl’NG DEMOCRATS MEET — Jim McCormick left, president of the pro-Shivers faction of Young Democratic Clubs of Texas, is greeted by C. G. Whitten, president of the \ oung Democratic Club of Abilene Wednesday night in the Wooten Hotel during a rally. (Staff photo by Bob Gulley)
State Versus Control Real
His Ugly Ducklings Cost Pretty Penny
WASHINGTON. June 1« ? -President Eisenhower said today he is concentrating on the big problems of the present and by no manner of means casting his mind forward to running for another term in 1956 This matter of 1956, Eisenhower said, hasn't ev en been discussed in the White House since he has been there—except in the most facetious vein He said he isn’t one to predict, and, as he sees it. sufficient unto the day are the evils thereof.
This last comment produced a round of laughter at the Eisenhower news conference The chief executive also said His meeting next week with Prime Minister Churchill is intend ed to keep the bridge between the United States ami Britain strong and to combat the idea there are great rifts between the two nations.
The next step in the Korean ar mistice problem, now that the Ge neva conference has failed to reach an agreement, is up to the United Nations He has never implied or insm uated that he would support government price supports at 100 per cent of parity for farmers. He isn’t predicting whether he will veto a bill to continue rigid 90 per cent of p*nty supports for another year if Congress should pass IL
erat yesterday, todgy and I wiU be tomorrow ”
Two years ago. Shivers said he took a mandate to get back the Texas tidelands for the state's school children. He went to Illinois to discuss the tidelands with Gov. Adiai Stevenson, who toki Shivers the federal government owns the tidelands.
“I toki Gov. Stevenson I wouldn't support him as a candidate • for President of the United States.” Shivers said. “I got on a plant and came back to Texas.
Yielded $30-Million “My opponents said the tidelands were covered with salt water and weren’t worth much," he continued “Recently these same tidelands yielded $30 million In bonuses for our school children “I predict Texas tidelands eventually will he worth $500 million to a billion dollars in bonuses and royalties,” he said.
Shivers sought to link the name of Ralph Yarborough to George Parr, political boss who has been under fire in Duval County.
“He Parr > supported my opponent two year« ago, ami I guess he’s going to do it again,” Shivers said. “I think they’ll run the same campaign again—slander, mud
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BY STAFF WHITER
The real issue in the Shivers-\arborough race for governor of Texas is state government versus
strong central government in the United States This was contended by Gov. Allan Shivers during a speech heard by about 100 cheering sup porters from 16 counties Wednesday night in the Wooten Hotel He warned of outsiders telling Texas people what to do. For examples. he told of a Communist-tainted union “breaking little people” in business in Port Arthur, and of efforts to deprive Texas of us tidelands.
He’s Democrat AU the Tune “My opponent * Ralph Yarborough' says 1 deserted the Democratic Party,” Shivers said in a reference to his support of President Eisenhower. “I was a Dcmo-
first swimming lesson “But every time one of them dives under wa ter I think to myself, there goes $1,200’
*i figure they cost me so much I can’t afford to get rid of them " During Trudy’s long confine ment Hirsch became something of an authority on wild ducks,
“1 was like a father expecting a new child," he said. “I consulted bird societies and I read books on the subject.”
He converted his night watchman, Walter Ovrens. into a duckling sitter. Owens is guarding them nights against rats or other ms rauders until they get big enough to fend for themselves But what of the three eggs as yet unhatched ’
Well, Trudy goes back to the nest from time to time and sets on them in the hope they may yet hatch. Hirsch doesn’t think they will, but lie added:
“We'll wait a couple of more days, in ease they do "
So his bulldozers and his cranes are still silent and hi* 49 new homes still await a whim of na ture.
SEAFORD, NY. June 16 .r -Twenty-three days ago builder Louis K Hirsch silenced the bulldozers and cranes on his Long Is land home huilding project lest they disturb Trudy, a magnificently unhurried mama duck She was nesting on a clutch of pale grt'en eggs right smack in the path of the construction project.
“I couldn’t turn the eggs out,” explained Hirsch "1 had expected a three or four day wait at the moat However, once we stopped and Trudy's confinement stretched into weeks, 1 had to stick by my decision ”
With work halted on 49 new homee. Hirsch figures his actual rath loss at about $8.000 Then there ia the time lost during the peak of the building seaMB, which depends heavily on good weather Yesterday, five of Trudy’s eight egg* hatched and there came forth five downy little tributes to Hirarh’s tender patience The bleated event came on his 49th birthday.
“So cute, so cute.” he murmured as Trudy led the little ones down to a pond today for their
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Judge Smedley Dies
AUSTIN, June 1» UP- Texas Supreme Court Justice Graham B Smedley died tonight to a hospital.