Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 24, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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Hay ter Acquitted Of Fraud Charges
WORK TO STKM FI.OOI)— Men and bulldozers worked through the night in Des Moines. Iowa, to build a sandbag levee along the east bank of the Des Momes River. Some 2Ü0 volunteers, including some women and chiidren. filled, tied, 1"^®“ piled the bags as the river rose to 29,25 feet—2bj feet past the high set in 1947 s dis-
astrous flood in Dos Moines. . .........
Rebels Claim Big Gain But Reds DenY All
TF.Gl CIG.M.FA. Honviuriis. June 23 u^_The anti-t onimunist invaders of (liiatcinala cl.iimt d tonight lliey are moving on Guatfinala City from three directions The government radio e»>Mntered the relwl broatiiu^t siatenient with the ciaim that the retiel - h.id iH’en re
TOTAL NOW $6,331
Spann's Widow Thanks Donors
West Texans put $1.025 2$ in the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund W.-vinesday They hiked the total to $6.331 21. Dollar donors showed their re-
Much more money was in sight.
The Abilene Reporter-New s is receiving gifts in checks and cash, brought or mailed to it. Checks should be made payable to the
st>ect for a ruddv-faced policeman j Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund, who was felled by a fugitive's hul- « A message was brought to the lets a week ago at Merkel while Reporter-New s ednesday after-
By GEORGIA NELSON
Reporter-Newi Staff WrKer ^
LUBBOCK, June 23 — A jury that was out of the courtrotMii only four minutes late Wednesday afternoon acquitted W. 0. Hayter, Jr., who had been charged with fraud.
The trial lasted only seven hours and 15 minutes. Hayter, last witness to testify, was on the stand 30 minutes.
Both the government and the defense closed their cases at 4;M p.m. The jury received the court’s I charge and returned the verdict ‘ slightly less than one hour later.
Hayter was charged in two indictments with defrauding the U.
S. government by filing with the VA regiiHial office here instruments alleged to have contained false statements. The instruments were various documents filed with applications for GI home loans.
The two indictments against Hayter contained six counts, but Judge T. Whitfield Davidson submitted only three of the counts to the jury, in effect granting a defense motion for an instructed verdict of acquittal on the other three counts.
Based on Contract
The counts submitted to the jury were based on a sale contract and an application to purchase a home, both signed by James Glenn Gautney of 1033 Vine St. and an application to purchase a home signed by J. L. Poor of Rt. 3, Abilene.
The government rested its case at 3:45 p.m. after putting seven witnesses on the stand. Only witnesses used by the defense be- j sides the defendant himself were j three character witnesses. ’They were J. R. Fielder and W. P. i Wright of Abilene and E W. Me- ! Farland. formerly of Abilene and
ploye of Hayter pulled the name of James Glenn Gautney out of a card file and that he bought the same house in which he was living under a GI loan in the name of Gautney.
Hayter denied that he knew his employes kept such a file on veterans who were willing to sell their rights to GI home loans.
Said He Paid $400 Ridlehuber testified that he paid
pers as “agent for W. 0. Hayter,} Jr.,” he said he filed the papers —“in the interest of the veterans, the mortgage loan company and the builder,” j
Trials Set Today i
The trials of four other Abilen-! ians charged in similar indictments are set for 9:») a.m. Thurs- j day. They are Raymond Thomason, Sr., Raymond Thomason, Jr., Monty Don Thomason and Mrs, |
Hayter’s employe $400 for the right! Helen McMurry. to use Gautney’s loan. Gautney | Davis Scarborough, attorney for said from the stand that Hayter j the four and Hayter, has requested paid him $200 to sell his ioan no jury for the Thomason and Me-1 right. Murry trials. The elder Thomason
Davis testified that he submitted still faces one indictment on which the documents involved to the VA j he was tried last month, the trial office. Although he signed the pa-! ending in a hung jury.
LUNCH TIME FOR KIDS—Visiting the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, 3-year-old Donna Hois tries her hand at feeding “Scamper," a week-old Columbian lamb in a special “Food for Life" nutrition exhibit.
Eden Bluntly Hits U.S. Asian Policy
pubed and were Honduras.
The r'val (U.iirs—»orno obviously nuide lor proi ag.iwia cflect— i^ere typual of toe t'onti '-- J pie ture on halt a du/-.'Si sectors oi the light mg luerc had sliU been no major battle.
The rebels laumheu iheir attack last I'riday in a bid to oust the romTm»iisi-supiH>rt.*d Kovernrncnt t»f President Jacobo ArNm: Guz man.
1 eader Identified
A rclH'l bro.«dt a>l heard in Be )t Bnti'ii Hondi't. I'on 1 iret pronced aunk was luriMii! ino on liH' t.ualem Ian c 'pPal Irom north, south, ai d e.i-i Another rdiel broadc.isi heard m San Sahador, identiticd the commanders ot the thrc- i tA units a.s Col Krncsto Noider H a 11 • inann. a German, lo.idine the a-.i vance from the north. Col Jo®ge Barrio« from the east: and Col tiuillermo Flores A^endano Irom the south In addition to iln.se foi ts the I'loadca-l adocd, thi ; t.-hi G halt' a main force of o^ mandiHl by col. Mo' and an air fone undir h s brother. Col Rodolfo Mtnd > a F ih recently tied from u •
.Ammo Dumps Hit The rebels ilainicvi ihtii planes ii id damaged sever.d aimiiunituvn I'un'ip.s and other ■ tr.iie.:ic puuits | in the town of F.l Progre so. 35 ; ir.ite- nortti«‘asl of the c.ipilal. on til« unpoit.»nl Guoiem il.i Ci\y Fiierto Harr'os radroa i They also I'laimeii saboteurs were moving ahead of the .umy ot Itbei. ¡on’ j ,ind eau-sing serious damage with ; dvnamite blads
From the other sid* Government liroadea-sts heard m San Salvador .said the “enemy■' h.ul been r«-pul.scil on all tro its and was tl . j mg towani Ih'nduras ui the (lual j an. Morales and Fiu rto Barrios i areas, all m eastern Gu.de’nala j
.Arniv ‘Mopping I p* j
The government In u.' .tsis said j the army had begun inoirpmg up : .seatteied groups that had .surrend j ered Without re.sotance They : claimed that activities wore nor mal again in places where the rebels had bi'en thrown out The
ilcemü toward helping protect the public.
Dragline Fall Crushes Man Near Seymour
SFVMOTK. June 23 —
Harle.ss F Routon. about 30, was killod msiantly in a dragline acci-' nt ai'aui 2 4.5 p m Wednesday the farm ot Mrs C E Johnson,
' 13 mtle.s loutheast of Seymour He was ofieratiiig a dragline when It overturned at the lop of the embankment and fell alwul 30 feel to the fliHvr of the gravel pit.
Routou's home wa.s in .Newcast-U . A oung County, northwest of Graham.
He wa.s pinned under the ma- ^ ________
chines from the time of the acd- i afternoon 19 more
liem until about 7 p ni
Routon was employed by a Wich
noon by Mrs. Jimmy J Spann.
She said the message was from herself and two children ^’erda. and Jim. Jr : and from her deceased husband’.s sisters. Mrs. Manuel King and Mrs Peggy Mathews; and hit aiuW. Mrs. Th«l-ma Thornton
.All Who Sent Flower*
“We wish to acknowledge our appreciation to the Police Department. to all who sent tlowers. food and sympathy during our bereavement.” the message said.
“W e especially w ish to says thank.« to the hundred? of people in Abilene and West Texas who have so generously given to the Jimmy Spann Appreciation Fund.
“There is no way we can adequately express our profound gratitude to all who have helped in this way
I “We shall never cease to be grateful May the Lord bless and ■ keep each one of you ”
It Days Donated Tlie office of City Personnel Director Bernard Huett said Wed-
have been donated by city employes in accumulated vacation
'Locarno' Pact Urged By Briton
'BILLFOLD BANDIT' INDICTEL
Foreign Secretary Eden told the
now of Lubbock.. AU three testi- LONDON. June 23 H^-Anthony fied to Hayier'* good reputation for ^ bristling with
honesty, fair dealing, truth and criticism of the United States,
veracity. j called today on both the free and
Willies^ for the governnient j communist worlds to sign an Asian
were Clyde | pact designed to stop the Indochina
insurance and mortage loan agent;
RichdPd Dillingham, brother-in-law of the defendant, formerly of Abilene and now of CMdahoma City;
Curtis J. Mantooth. James Glenn Gautney, J. L. Poor and Jim Ridlehuber.
Mantooth. Gautney and Poor are veterans who had made application* for GI home loans. It was on documents they had signed that the charges against Hayter were based.
Ridlehuber testified that he ask-! ed .Mantooth to make a loan application and let him ' Ridlehu-oer) take over the house after the loan was approved Ridlehuber had already moved into the house before learning that the loan on it lin Manlooth's name) was not approved
He sad he then was sent by
Gaither Billed for Murder Of Officer Jimmy Spann
Willard Franklin Gaither was indicted for murder with malice in the slaying of City Policeman Jimmy J. Spann by the lORh District Court Grand Jury in one of 17 indictments it returned before recessing Wednesday.
Patricim Edwards Gaither, hi*
swindling, one receiving and concealing .«stolen property, two for
I. P. Alexander, receiving and ccMiceaiing stolen property on Apr-
House of Common« be hoped for a i common-law wife, was named in
Locamo-type nonaggression agreement as part of a general settlement at Geneva. He said the free world could still have a*proposed Southeast Asian setup like the S North Atlantic Treaty Organization
two of the indictments charging armed robbery and assault.
armed robbery, one for abortion, -j ^ property of A. R. Elam.
Approxiraalriy 7S witnesses were i S 0dX20; and one Firestone lO.OOX bmyghT before the gfhrKi jury, A. tire, tube aixi wheel.
S. Hawes 2441 South JOth St. was I Charles Goodman, second-
chosen by Judge 'Thomas as fore- , driving while intoxicated,
man. The grand jury sc’ected Hugh Bowie. 1517 Washingtwi Blvd. ■
Gaither will arrainged before 'Thomas this week.
probably be Judge Owen
Those indicted and charges:
2nd Offense DWT
William Walter McMaJion,
WUiard Franklin Gaither, mur- cond-offense DWI May 24.
and the Communists could retain until Monday July 26 It had been
Thomas recessed the grand jury ! ^ malice, by shooting Jim- Lewis Stewart Smith, Second-
the Soviet-Chinese mutual defense treaty.
Hopes for Seulement
.VI r<Mi rum- . j|3 sand and gravel company. ; holiday lime. These are figur-vi.-l Mt i.J '-a Funeral is pending at an Olney | ^ basis of Jimmy s salary
Funeral Home Survivors include his wife and two daughters, all of .Newcastle.
The 18 days re-
in session three days.
All persons indicted except one are in custody or out ai bond.
I hope we shall be able to agree • Thirteen persons were indicted, to an international guarantee of j 'The indictments range from any settlement formulated at Gen- ' murder to five forgeries and pass-ev a.” Eden said. I ing. one removal of mortgaged
Eden’s frequent, thinly disguised | property from the state, two al-slaps at American policy in Indo- ! teration of instruments and al-china drew cheers from both con-, tempting passing them; one check i Joe Seale scrvatives and Laborites listening , ——
to his emotion-charged voice in the ; PLANS SLATED
my J. Spann with a gun. on June offense DWI. June 2.
Betty Sue Perkins, altering an F. L. Devereaux, abortion on ^ , . . . _
June 10 Three counts ; instrument of writmg and attempt-
Patricia Edwards Gaither, two ' ing to pass a forged instrument on indictments charging armed rob- i june 3. Two counts. Instrument ber>‘. robbery by assault with in- j,*ation-
jt iS« I Bank p.,able to Vero»
second, indictment assault upon i Wright in the sum of ^37.08 and
Martin, three counts.
Speaking with unusual bluntness < R V. Davis to Ha>ter’s construe- j on the eve of his departure w ith
tion field house and that an em-
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$8 90 i>er day present $169.10,
Th# days w ere donated by members of tiie Administration Department ‘three days . Engineering Department <15 day? . and Cemetery Department ime day*. .Among the donors w ere City Manager Au.«-tin P Hancock. City Engineer M.
M Anderson and Sexton H P. Hud-1 man, heads of the departments.
Earlier, other city employes ; ^ »'crowded school bus ran out of
School Bus Crash Kills 4
E.NSENADA. Mexico. June 23 A* -Boyish laughter turnevi to shrieks
Backers for Yarborough, Shivers to Meet Tonight
Prime .Minister Churchill for week end talks w ith President Eisenhower m Washington. Eden declared:
“I hope It will be possible to agree on some system of SvHith Asian defense and to guard against 1 Shivers in their battle nieetings would be open to the
Ceuki Have Both
signed “Producers Livestock Auction Co, by Carolyn Cargile.” She allegedly attempted to pass the instrument to James W. Love.
Mary Lou Summers, altering an instruemnl of writing and attempting to pass a forged instrument cm June 3, Two counts. The check was made on San Angelo National Bank, for the sum of
Supporters of Ralph Yarborough ! Both factions
for the Texas governorship plan Yarborough backers pJan
gave 171 days worth $1.521 90 .All city employes have been given an opixirtunity to donate days Mevie Te Be Show a
Wally Akin. Interstate Theatres manager in .Abilene, .said “The Big Chase, ’ a benefit movie to be shown at the Paramount Theatre at midnight Friday. July 9. is “a brand new movie released June 18"
The first-run movie hasn't been' reviewed yet. he said A comeviy. “The Three Stooges,” will be shown with it.
Two thousand movie tickets have been printed. They are btnng sold by Abilene policemen ami at the
See FUND. P*. S-A. Col $
control and crashed, killmg four Catholic seminary students and injuring more than 30 others, in the mountains near here loda^*.
There were between 45 and 50 of the students fw Catholic priesthood, ranging in ages from 12 to It in the bus w lien it careened off the Tijuana • Ensenada highway and turned over in a ravine.
Six of the 32 treated for injunes remained in a critical conditkm. ami *ix other* were classed as serious cases.
The driver was quoted as saying the brakes on the bus tailed It was owned by the seminao at Tijuana. 59 miles north of here, from which the trip started.
“In other words, we could have i nighi a reciprocal arrangement in which ^ Yarborough supporters will open both sides took part, such as Lo- their campaign headquarters carno. Me could also have a de- North Third and Walnut Ms fensive alliance, such as NATO in, Shivers Europe, and such as the existing 8 p m in
Wright, and signed “producers Livestock Auction Co. by Carolyn Cargile ”
Lee E A. Parker, removing mortgaged property out of the state, on .April 11. He aUegedly re-
separale meeungs here Thursday ^ refresh
Joe L. Reynolds, president oi ^
the Taylor County “Varbwough - 1^7 Chevrolet s^an de-
sup^Tte”s"wm meet at automobile out of ih«
the Wooten Hotel to map m property of J. T
^TH^^h^s/treaiT^^^^ campaign Talen^ -Mortgage executed April
I Ih* Far Fa«t » “Shivers for Ciovernor CUib. _ 10, ism.
(the bar East ij t „a n \i WaiUaff Abilene attorney Both groups will make avaiiable , 4 mdictniests
n.i^hi’^u\Ted.Hewtbmn;«dhf and Shivm supporter, made the i
in no way inctuisistent. announcement concerning the tne choices loc me g 1 „haroincr Uxreerv ai
“My belief is that by refraining meeting, from any precipitate move toward
Oil, Gas Outlook 'Bright
In particulaur auto output
! compeiiliwi keener in the last half atten i than at any lime since the I930's.
SAI.i;S. INVENTORIES (4> As in the case of general; it shows that consumers are still Flectrie' business discussed above, sales willing to spend if the price is
larwi.«e. have held up during the first half in terms of physical volume as discounts and other concessions reduced the actual receipts This is encouraging since
Uh H The momentum generated should; parts ^ w .k
IIAB,s"k■-«'^^■•0 Ihruush the b.Ian« ol th,'.iU nut m.tch Ih, hrrt h^(. wdh
\Shilc nnvsl ol the 4olumn!«l> year and business tounselor.H last De <2* Also de.servmg t ember fon>ca«t a dcpresstmi for lion as in line for contiiuieii high 19.54. I constantly mMst,Hi that 1954 activity, or for improvement, are
would le a “fair busines.s year •' ¡J;*; TircrefrpriHlutiion ! prTwpecls wllV rule sekHUve With, reasonable In terms of units, re
This you w 111 find m my forecast ih.w» r .nufacturmg. household purchasing power holding well, de-, taU tales will hdd 19M
ruwur manuiaciuiuia. ^ prixiucts ami soft; InvenUvies will constan'Jy be re
the formation of a NATO system EVERYTHING IN ORDER
in Southeast .Asia we have helped -----
to create the necessary conditions under which both systems can possibly be brought into being."
Cheers and shvHits of “Hear*
Hear'” punctuated his reference to avoiding hasty action.
Secretary of State DuUe* has favored quick moves to organise a Southeast Asian military' alliance.
Britain has held back, believing that earb action would torpedo any chance for a settlement in \ndo-china at the Geneva peace confe^ ‘P ence.
$103,000 Cop-Prop Due: Legion Coming
Gaither May Move To Jail Today
wlmh then apiH'ariHi in this pa
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<|i Despite my gciuTol opti
equipment, electrical equipment. jH*tr»»U‘um. natural gas. shoes, and tevtiU'S Even the sick coal imius _
imsm with regard to pro.siHvts viVdepreisI^^ iJve^irexper-1 have become more ley»} »u,tude on the part of the
u need during the first six months priv'e-consdous
goods will remain at a brisk pace The public, however, hgve learntHl watching their
duced durmg 1954
POLITH'AL 0IT1.00K 1 forecfst that the more Ub^
business during the last half year there will l>e many vroxMurrents The improvement over the first of 1954 j
SIX months will bo no one way Due U» slip further down, or
sfreerSiime industries will lag. slattxt to show the least Inii^ve-or fall behind Dtlurs aic slatetl | ment, aie the following mdustrie.«. for betterment Budding ha* held Mm hmer.v. machine tocds. railroad up well and was the backlxme of equipment. metal fahnoatmg. buiinni m Uw (ir»l Iwll ul 1*>*. ^ ««1 und inw. «ttd «utoi »nd »uw
For thli reastwft. i predict that the mass dislribu ion, such at the grocery and va nely chains, will run ahead of the others saleswise, during the last half year (S> Retail sales in general, al though about 4 per cent lower doU
Eisenhower adminislration sureb' continue through November and perhapa until iht 19» elec-tuins. During the past sli months rumors have been spreading to the effect that President Kisenhow
W F RilD Gaither. 33, ma> he moved Thursviay morning from Hendrick Memorial Hi»#pital to the Taylor Cvuinty jail.
He has been recover mg from s<‘V-eral bullet wounds mflicted last Thursday’ night when Policeman i Jimmy J. Spann was shot to death.
Gaither’s doctor told Taylor Countv Judge Reed Ingalsbe and sheriffs offiv'ers Wednesday’ after-m»on that Gaither will be chev'ked about f or 10 a m Thursday to see
dictments. charging forgery and passing. One indictment alleged on May 3 she forged a $22 90
check on First State Bank here payable to order of Calib Reed, which she passed to Wayne Hudspeth. The second on May 7 on
Citizens National Bank for $20 lo Nick Crain, signed "Mrs, W. Coleman. 415 Pine St ”, passing it lo
Mrs. Margie Webb. The third in-
WASHINGTON, June 23 .W-The’and they agreed it was a P»*“ ¿ictment is for an alleged offense
American U^ion launched a new choire of words. Thev w ished it 9 j,he allegedly
campaign today It’s out to change had been “for additional traffic ^ ^5 7, eheck on Uie Far-
the popular impression that legion and p<dicing services " j 4 Merchants National Bank
conventions sre rowdy, hell-raising; .Any'way, Jacobi said, some eSO,- \ made payable to Nick (.Tain,
000 of that $103.000 was needed for j passing it to Gaynelle Hicks Tha Not so at all said Herlvert J. jsuch things as paying overtime to , signed “Mrs. P. A.
Jacobi, president of the 1954 Legion pt*lice and $40.(M0 for such things ; xh^nton. 502 Cypress St ” The ConventHin Cwp tidying up after the big parade ^ f^yrth was on May IS when slie al-
For the first time m its history, of Aug. 31 legeilb forged a $20 check on the
the legum wiU hold its annual con- j EVEN J.AtXiBl »diwits Ugion Citizens National Bank pay able to vention m Washington this August. ' naires used to be a miie unmhioit- „f Thornton’s and passed
“I am sure every one ” Jacv>bi ed | it to Palmer Cox Each indictment
said “will be agretably surprised ’They did get rather Hilary carries two counts at the order ami decorum with at times” is the way he 1 George Chester SeweU. Jr.. the
which It is conducted” , the gay days when « wasnt ¡»^'^jnfold bandit, forgery and pasa-
The matter came up parUy be- visahle for a girl to p down ine ^ alleged to have forged
cause of President Ktsenhower, a street without a suit ot armor ; ^ Farmer* & .Merchants Nation-
street without a suit of armor ^ veteran who .should have a rough 1 But, J^'obi insists, tim^and the , ^ 40
kfea of what veteran shindigs are leguHUiairet-have changed^
like Eisenhower asked Ccmgress for an appropriation of $103 000 "to
“Were getting Jacobi, who is 90.
older.’ said “as for World
the order of Lucile Flower* on May 12 and to hove pa.ssed it lo
Mr*. D 0 Nuiui. The check wa*
signed "Robert W McMullen. 4060
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An unnamed person, not m cuf-tcdy was charged with felony
be moved lo the jail