Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 19, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXIII, NO. 365
ÁMBOciated Preu (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 19, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOt
New Row Boils
WASHINGTON, June 18 (iP — Three Democrats in the McCarthy-Army controversy suggested today a housecleaning may be in order for the staff of the Senate Investigations subcommittee headed by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and McCarthy fired back that they were being “clever, dishonest and extremely dangerous to the country.’*
Sen. McClellan (D-.\rk> was the Democrats’ spokesman in the extensive quarrel that carried past the formal end of the 36-day televised inquiry into the row between McCarthy and officials of the Army.
M^lellan stoked the fire at a morning news conference, saying:
L The Eisenhower administration should consider at once a Justice Department inquiry to determine "if perjury has been committed" in the conflicting testimony at the hearings.
2. The administration should consider "the possibility of a crime having been committed" in connection with McCarthy’s possession of a 2»’4-page letter containing secret FBI information on Red infiltration of the Army.
CAB Okays Pioneer Air Merger Pian
WASHINGTO.V. June 18 uP-The Civil Aeronautics Board s bureau of air operations today recommend
.1. Th« White House must decide "what action should be taken against the members of the executive branch of the government who were principals." The Army principals were Army Secretary Stevens, Army Counselor John Adams and, for a time, H. Struve Hensel.
4. 7 he Democrats will oppose any further hearings by the McCarthy subcommittee until it has dealt with what he described as the failure of two staff members to get security clearance to handle secret papers and the alleged efforts by staffers to intimidate senators during the hearings. McClellan called for a fast decision on whether an "immediate house-cleaning" is needed.
McCarthy came out fighting. Told of what they had said, he declared the Democrats have thereby "notified everybody who considers working for the committee that he’ll be smeared from hell to breakfast. It is clever, dishonest and extremely dangerous to the country."
He said it loOks like "a deliberate attack on the staff to immobilize" its work and in line with what he has called his critics’ purpose "to keep us from exposing Communists."
Another of the leading figures in the televised hearings. Army Counsel Joseph N. Welch, stopped by the White House for a personid call on President Eisenhower, Welch was asked whether Eisenhower had congratulated him on the handling of the Army case, but would not answer the question.
In raising the question today of a possible housecleaning in the subwrnmittee staff, McClellan mentioned the security clearances on two staffers, and also "threats
Abilene Man Killed In Aule Wreck
BULLETIN SWEETWATER. June 18 (RNS) —Jake Cline, about 40. ef Abilene, was killed instantly about 11 p.m. Friday in a head-on car-truck collision two miles west of here on U. S, Highway 80.
The Cline car collided with a truck-tractor owned by Homer Connell of Abilene and driven by Clarence Wade Smith, also of Abilene. Billy Hass, Abilene, was a passenger in the truck. Neither was injured.
Identification found on Cline’s body Friday night listed two Abilene addresses, at 1242 Chestnut St. and 418 Palm St. The car he was driving was registered in Noian County.
The Nolan County sheriff’s department and Sweetwateer police were still investigating the accident at midnight Friday.
From Land. Sea. Air
HAVE YOU HELPED?
To Spann Fund
Attorney General Nominee Killed
PHENIX CITY. Ala., June 18 tiP— Albert L. Patterson, who won Alabama’s Democratic nomination for attorney general wi an anti-vice platform, was shot to death t(Mlight.
Mrs. Jimmy Spann and her two youngsters learned yesterday they had friends they didn’t even know.
A Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund was launched and by 5 p.m. Friday it had bounded to a total of $1,820.
Policeman Jimmy Spann was fatally shot Thursday night in a gun battle with an ex-convict in Merkel. He died a short time later in Sadler Clinic-Hospital in Merkel.
The tragedy left Verda, 4, and little 10-months-old Jimmy Spann \^’ithout a daddy.
Four big gifts Friday got the fund off to a whopping fast start.
The Abilene Reporter-News, Citizens National Bank and Farmers and Merchants National Bank each gave $500.
Before the final evening edition was off the press wit
24-Hour Guard to Be Posted By Gaither's Hospital Bed
By GEORGIA NELSON Willard Franklin <Billy' Gaither, charged w ith murder with mal-
Rclated Story ou Page 1-B
ed approval of an agreement for j that have been made by members j >ce in the death of Abilene Police- ^
Continental Air Lines to lake over of the staff — I will say alleged I man Jimmy J. Spann, was moved. Because u was oeueveu mipos
pKHieer Air Lines Bureau Counsel V Rock Grund-man said, however, that if the CAB ■ disapproves of the agreement, the statement recorded for televised merger of Continental with Bramff newsreel use that lie has ordered Airways should be found in the a staff investigation of a Demo
cratic senator he declined to name, in connection with a cast he would not identify.
DISTRICT OFFICE OPENED HERE
public interest-Grundman said in a brief that a Continental • Pioneer merger would result m savings of $8^7.000 a year. The two air lines had estimated the saving at $821.000 a >ear.
The merger has not yet affected air travel in and out of .■\bilene Friday night there had been no information received at the local air port to indicate a flight schedule alteration.
Grundman said the merger would not materially alter the comm*li- BY STl’.^RT CHILTON ti\® route structure in the area. Friday marked an Abilene home-nor would it create a monopoly, coming for one man attending He said it would eliminate Magnolia Petroleum Company’s CO m p e t i t i 0 n in only four
threats - tn an attempt io tnltmi. I Friday from Sadler ClmicHospi.; sibU date member, of the committee." | t«l at Merkel to Hendrick Memo- "'kW ■“
McCarthy fired one more shot-, rial Hospital. . ; "»S';?«* »a» f »"
Doctors worked five hours Fn-: Saturday morning, day afternoOTi in an effort to save I In a conference among Abilene > battle at a Merkel service ^tion
the life of the 33-year-old gunman, j Police Chief C.Z. Hallmark. Sher-
W'hile he was still in surgery, city, iff Ed Powell, Texas Ranger
county and state peace officers Jim Paulk and Highway Patrol-
ed that off-duty city policemen will keep guard over Gaither except during the funeral planned for Spann at 10 a.m. Monday. During that time members of the highway patrol will man the city police department.
Spann died Thursday ni^t less than two hours after a wild gun
made plans to poat round-the-clock
man Q. G. Fitehugh it wa« decid-
Adjustment, Not Recession, Oil Company President Soys
where he and Policeman W. T. Davis attempted to arrest Gaither.
Two bullets pierced Spann's body. One entered his left side at elbow level and emerged on the
right side just below the ribs. Another passed through his right arm about four inches above the wrist.
Gaither was shot twice in the abdomen aiKl other bullets struck one arm and one leg and one creased his head above the left temple.
Both women who accompanied
1 this news, President Hook Davis and a delegation from the Key City Kiwanis Club came in with $250. The club appropriated this from the proceeds of its Radio Auction last ttinter.
City officials and fellow law officers, too, came to the aid of the family.
Mayor C. E. Gatlin and Commissioners W. D. Rich, A. C. Scott and J. Floyd Malcom turned over to the funds the checks they received yesterday at a city commission meeting. Commissioner Jack Minter was out of town.
Texas Ranger Jim Paulk and Highway Patrolman G. G. FiU-hugh were other contributors.
The Reporter-News anntmnced 11 will collect the fund. Gifts may be brought to the newspaper effice, or mailed. Chedcs should be made payable to the Jimmy Spans Ap-preciatkw Fund.
Howard McMafioa. publisher <ti the Reporter-News, said the ftmd will be used for the benefit of the widow and children. Details of us administration are yet to be worked out, but officers of the Reporter Publishing Company have accepted the responsibility of col-
Leader Says 4 Spots Anti-Red Targets
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, June 18 (AP)—^An tntl-Communist “liberation army” bombed and invaded Guate« mala today in a fiery bid to overthrow the Red-infiltrated government of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman.
The invading forces, commanded by exiled Guatemalan Col. Carlos Castillo Armas, were reported battling tonight at two seaports and two inland cities.
Fierce fighting was report-
DefenseAide Gives Reserve Draft Plans
QUANTICO, Va., June 18 im-The Defense Department’s manpower chief presented today a plan to draft men into the reserves to create a three-million-man pool of trained fighters ready to go in case of war.
John M. Hannah, assistant secretary of defense for manpower, expiained the plan to the nation’s civilian and military defense leaders holding their annual meeting here on current and long-range strategy.
The new proposal, as outlined by Hannah:
1. Mct: would be drafted to meet requirements of the resetwe units of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force.
S. Induction of men into this compulsory reserve "might well be done by 1<U by the local draft boards," selection being made at the time a man becomes liable for military service, at 18^ years.
3. Tliere would be two cate-
inarkets — Albuquerque - Houston, ing district office building at 142
Albuquerque - .Midland. Albuquer-1 pioneer Dr.
que • Santa Fe. .Mbuquerque • San i He was J L Latimer of Dallas,
numerous motels *'
.Asked why Magnolia chose .Abilene for tlie location of their new district office the oil executive
formal opening of its new market-;
Gaither during the chase from Abi 185 persons will; lene to Merkel and the shooting) lecting the fund and seeing that
and out of the Abilene
He said this relatively small loss of competition would be more than compensated for by establishment of comp*‘Ution in two of .American Airlines markets — Dallas F.i Paso and El Paso Fort Worth—and six of Braniff’s — San .Antonio - Houston. San Antonio - Fort Worth, San' Some Antomo Amarilio. San Antonio •, Sw itch
Latimer, who flew to .Abilene from Dallas with a number of top Magnolia officials, recalled he used to come to .Abilene back in 1920 during the oil boom at Ranger.
"I was living at Olden then people called it Olden 1 was at that time a scout
Waco. Houston - lienver. and Hous- of Magnolia."
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The oil company president related that he had been working for Magnolia since 1915.
PoinU Out Growth
"Guess if anything happened to Magnolia. I don’t know what I would do They are the only company I have ever worked for."
Latimer continued by pointing out the remarkable growth of Abilene
"There use to be only one hotel here, the Grace Now it’s different with two other large hotels and
"First, it was the logical place due to its central location for the territory we cover out here. For a long time we had two marketing offices at Dallas and Fort Worth, only 35 miles apart Fort Worth served this area all the way to the New Mexico line. We felt like Abilene was a better central location We believe .Abilene has a great future”
Asked about present business conditions. Latimer replied.
The building, which is modern and air conditioned throughout, has 10,039 square feet of floor space. Roy H. Scott is the district manager and Harry G. Hobbs is assistant manager.
This office will direct sales oper-
fray that followed aro being held j the money is properly administer
in Taj'lor County Jail,
Patricia Walker Gaither, 26. who said she and Gaither have been living together as man and wife although not married, was to be charged with attempted armed robbery.
District Attorney Tom Todd said <
"When a policeman loses his life in the line of duty, trying to pro-
gories of reservists:
A. A "first line reserve" made up td individuals and units undergoing training and immediately available for duty in an emergency; B. the "selectively callable reserve,” a pool of men with prior military experience whose special skills as technicians would be needed in sudden mobilization.
4. In general, reserve draftees would get four months active duty j training, then be obligated for re- i serve training for seven years and
ed in progress betwen the invaders and Arbenz’ troops at Puerto Barrios, the big east coast fruit shipping center, and San Jose, Pacific naval air base and commercial port.
Troops were landed after planes had bombed the two places, it was reported.
Fighting was raging at the two inland towns of Retalhuleu, near the Mexican border, and Zacapa. near the Honduran border. These towns, too, were bombed, along with the capital city, before troops invaded, rebel spokesmen said.
Washington reports said "serious" internal uprisings also had occurred at three places, including Puerto Barrios and Zacapa.
The Guatemalan ambassador, Amados Chinchillas said he had heard, too, that bombs dropped on Guatemala City smashed the presidential guard barracks, the office of the chief of armed forces, and array headquarters.
The State Department in Washington announced it had received reports of "serious uprisings’* of Guatemalans in Puerto Barrioe, Quexaltenango, 70 mUet west of
Guatonala, and 2^apa, 75 miles east 0Í Guatemala.
By Greaad, Sea The rebels’ spidtestxaai indicated the first repwts chiefly concemed bombing attacks, but be indicated ground aiKi sea fwxres also were in moti«i by announcing that the first invasion communique" would be issued later tcmight.
The spokesman said CtA. Castillo’s forces of liberation** had dropped fire bombs on the big
See REVOLT, Page S-A, Cel. 1
tect the peace and property of us eight months-a total of eight years ¡
aU." McMahon said, "the community certainly wants to take care of the family he leaves behind.’*
Joining him the this sentiment | were W’alter F. Johnson, president of the Farmers and Merchants Na-
the complaint against her has
ations for a 62-county district ; ^ned tional Bank, and Malcolm Meek,
stretching from the Red River to Iste Friday afternoon to be filed
the Rio Grande and from East
land to the New Mexico line. Olficiais oa Hand Magnolia officials here Friday included R M Chan, first vice
"We ll have a good year in 1954. ^ ^ r, n T^ n ^
but not M sood as U53. Sonw ; people think the country is going to the dogs—but I don’t think so."
".No. I don't think we have had a slight recession. 1 would call it a slight dip or adjustment. Busi
ness is still good and compctitioi. j . *
U keen •• i tor and sev.Telary of
manager of the marketing division, Dallas; S .A. Thompson, vice president and manager of explorations. Dallas. Vernon L. Red. superinten-
with Justice of the Peace Henry F. Long
Todd said the other woman. Rosa Mae Mose, 18. of Paul’s Valley, Okla.. is being held as a material witness and for further in
president of the Citizens National Bank.
"W> are most happy to aid in a worthy cai»e such as this, where a city employe is killed in the line I of duty. It is an obligation that I am sure the community will re-
!ni aip or aajusimrni. nusi-, threo foder«! pruioni on « homi-
is still good and competition ■ Olden: Paul N. Tenipletcm. dir«- charge but thia had not been
.. i tor and secretary of Magnolia
Owning of the new marketing i O“" « ford,
district office budding here ‘
biought nearly *0 familes here ; f f division. Beauniont;
from the former otfl.e In FortiJ>'h" 0. Norton dirwtor of M«-
Judge Long did not set bond for w«. .c-
In a signed statement Patricia said Gaither has served time in
Worth, company officials said Friday.
nolia Pipeline Co.. Dallas, L E. Frensley. company comptroller, Dallas; R F. Neal, assistant to the vice president. Dallas; Ed P. W’illiams, assistant manager of marketing-sales. Dallas; H. D. Granberry. assistant manager mar-keting-sales. Dallas; Hal Bris-ter, ad\ertising department representative. Dallas: and John L Terrell. manager of public relations. Dallas
G. L. Tale, vice president in charge of marketing of was unable to attend.
Numerous city ami civic officials aUo attended the opening.
"W’e most certainly need to take care of the man’s funeral ex-
confirmed officially Friday night. I
He has no criminal record in Tex-, ‘"J
I be carefully administered to help
I the widow and children”
as and no reply had been feceiv-ed to a request sent to Oklahoma Gaither had formeily lived in Oklahoma.
Patricia, a native of Anson, said she met Gaither in Hohbs. N. M. She said they lived together there and in Farmington and had been in Sweetwater about two months. She stated that neither she nor
The officer was covered by a $1,000 group policy carried for the police department.
Other than that, his wife waa not sure if he had any insurance. She said she had bought what she thought was a savings bond with a private company when Spann
GaiUi« ku« wh«h,r Uivy h,d di-i '» »'-'I “ » fxdiwmim. h^ vorcM from form« m«rri«ge,. ' ■" firf Friday sh. wa, unabl. 11« maiden name vraa Patricia W '«•'! ■' ita^visiona.
W’alker. Her married name was Mrs Robert Edwards. In her state-
Spann’s salary was 1367. and in his si>are time he undertook to re-
meni she said slie is tb. mother of P»“-
Dallas, three children, two boys and a girl, and that she now believes her children are "in Kansas with the man 1 used to be married to.’*
Spann had gone to work at the U. S. Time June 2 to augment the
SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS
THE BIG TIIRKFa~Mrs. ROsSemarv Hollums, 1434 Burger St., serves coffee and cake to George Minter Jr.. president of Abilene Chamber of Commerce; J. L. Latimer, oresi-dent of Magnolia Petroleum Company; and Mayor C. E. GatUn. (Staff Photo by David Barroa)
I'roof that a man’s money can live after him and bring endless good is found on the south outskirts of Abilene in Hendrick Home for Children.
That home, something fabulous even in fabulous Texas, is the subject of a picture-story by Phyllis Nib-ling in Sunday’s Abilene Reporter-News.
The big Sunday paper will bring a tribute, too, to a great .American Dad. It’s his day, and the Reporter-News will join in honoring him.
SjHirts, oil. farm and other specialty departments of the papier will have their usual top news features. And news, serious and light, of the world, nation and area will be presented. The Abilene Reporter-News presents the whole news picture.
You can reserve vour extra copies of the Sunday i
paper at your nearest newsstand or agent for 10 cents.
family funds. Prior to that she had
cared for children three years.
Gifts to the Jimmy
preciation i-Amd yesterday includ-
F. A M. Beak
Key City Kiwaals
Mayer C. E. Gallia
Cemr. J. Floyd Malcera
Cerar. W. D. Kick
Comr. A. C. Scott
Texas Ranger Jim Fautk 18.88
Highway Patreimaa G. G.
In addition, $10» had been taken
On East, EDC Asked by Ike
WASHINGTON, June It -President Eisenhower made a dramatic bid to the new government of France today for "new discussions’* on fwmatioo of a United Defense gainst CiHnmunist forces In Indochina. He also urged France to ratify the propoMd European Defense Community "while the of^*ortunity still exists."
In a letter to French Prasident Rene Coty. which the White House released. Eisenhower offered in effect to meet with FYench leaders in the same intimate and informal way as he will be meeting with Britain’s Sir Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden here next week.
His message, announced about 24 hours after Pierre Mendes-France was chosen pr^ier at Pans to succeed Joseph Laniel, appeared to contain both an offtr of the closest possible cooperation with Uic new French refima and a warning that, at least so far as EIK IS concerned, time is running out.
up at the police station before the fund was launched. It was to be given to Mrs. Spann to aid In immediate txpEmses.
The Abilene PoUca Aaaoclatieo gava ItOO, and a foctiMr polica-num. Ihck Wjpa, Ü-
IN REMEMBR.ANTE—Patrolmen W. L Wood and Martin C Farne look up at the flag flying at half mast at the city hall in remembrance ol Patrolman Jimmy J. Spana. tiUff Photo kny Bob GuUeyl.
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