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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas COLD VOL. LXXIII, No. 200 Abilene Reporter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron MORNING Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1954-TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c FOR SHOWMANSHIP AND SPORTSMANSHIP—George Powell, Colorado City 4-H Club boy, was recipient of the J. O. Creswell Memorial Award, being presented here by the donor, Dorothea Griffin, noted Hereford breeder of Lawn. The calf here is a Dorothea Griffin bred steer which was second in the heavyweight milkfed class. (Staff Photo) FDR Blocked Reds Ouster, Navy Man Says WASHINGTON. March 2 (.*>—A retired Navy officer repeated today a statement that former President Roosevelt blocked the ouster of Communists from the U. S. Merchant Marine in 1942. The Senate Internal Security subcommittee heard from Rear Adm. Adolphus Staton, Ret., substantially the same story he told a news conference in October, 1950— j that he was ordered not to oust' Communist radio operators in that! period of wartime collaboration W’ith Russia. Staton also quoted Adlai Stevenson, the 1952 Democratic presidential nominee and a wartime special assistant to the Navy secretary, as j telling him that “I don’t think we should be too hard on the Com-mies.” Stevenson Has Alibi In Chicago, Stevenson called Sta-! ton's testimony ‘‘the same old story that was brought up during the 1952 campaign and fully explained at that time.” Stevenson said in a statement that he didn’t recall all the details but ‘‘I was executing the orders of my superiors and I believe their “But the idea is not Biblical.” ' decision was to leave the doubtful In considering the “Lord’s pray-radio operators on the merchant er,” Dr. Hobbs said the example House Panel Cancels $2 Billion Tax Cut Lord's Prayer Explained by H SU Speaker “How far can you pray the model prayer Jesus gave the disciples?” Dr. H. H. llohbs asked in the Tuesday evening service of the Hardin - Simmons University revival meeting. “Only Clod's children can pray the opening words: ‘Our Father.' The fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man is a noble thought,” Dr. Hobbs told students and visitors in Behrens Chapel. Excise, Due to Sales Tax Be Slashed WASHINGTON, March 2 (/P)—The House Ways and Means Committee voted overwhelmingly today to cancel a scheduled two billion dollar annual cut in corporation income taxes. President Eisenhower has strongly urged cancellation. But members said the Committee also paved the way for almost certain approval tomorrow of a proposal—opposed by the administration—slashing many excise or sales taxes in half. Chairman Daniel A. Reed (R-NY) introduced the excise bill today, predicting it would,%- ships at that critical time to keep the convoys moving.” “My boss,” he continued, “was the secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, formerly Republican candidate for vice president and no lover of Communists and extremists of any kind.” Roosevelt’s reported views were brought out both in Staton’s testimony and in the purported minutes of a 1942 Navy Department meeting. Outstanding C-City, Albany Herefords Win Show Titles By BOB COOKE Reporter-News Farm Editor Two excellent, well-finished Here-fords were named grand champion and reserve champion of the fat steer division of the Abilene Fat Stock Show Tuesday. The champion was a heavyweight milkfed steer, weighing 1.014 pounds, exhibited by Billy Bridg-ford, 16, Mitchell County 4-H Club boy and son of Dr. and Mrs. R. D. Bridgford of Colorado City. The reserve champion was a middleweight drylot calf exhibited by Janet Vines, 16, Shackelford County 4-H Club girl, and daughter of County Agent and Mrs. W. C. (Jack) Vines of Albany. Bridgford’s calf was bred by Turner Ranch, Sulphur, Okla., and Janet’s calf came from the herd of Frank Jordan, Mason breeder. Both were champions of their re- ! spective classes. In the group of three calves from one count.v, fed under the super- Other stories, pictures and results on Rage 6-B and 7-B. committee of judges as the best showman and exhibiting the best sportsmanship during the showing of calves. Mrs. Griffin has presented the award each year since 1950 in memory of her father, an early day rancher who devoted time and energy in getting youngsters interested in breeding, feeding, and caring for good cattle. Previous winners have been Delion Johnson, Butterfield 4-H, 1950;; Winona Modrall, Divide (Nolau County) 4-H. 1951; Leo Holloway, Taylor County 4-H, 1952; and Ronnie Freeman, Taylor County 4-H, 1953. In the three-class drylot division of the steer show, Janet Vines’ middleweight entry was named champion of the division. Bridgford s Jesus gave during the sermon on the mount is not the Lord’s prayer because the Lord did not pray it. “He gave it to the apostles as a guide for their prayer life. “‘Hallowed be thy name. The ancient Hebrew so revered the name of Jehovah that he substituted a word for it and would not say that name,” Dr. Hobbs stated. “If your primary purpose for being at Hardin - Simmons is hot to be able to pray ‘Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”’ said Hobbs, “you should re-evaluate your reason for being here. “Praying for our daily bread suggests that Christians should depend upon God every moment of every day for their every need,” Hobbs continued. “We must be willing to forgive give an immediate boost to consumer buying and thus the nation's economy. He urged speedy action by Congress. The bill would slice to 10 per cent all excise rates now above that level, except for liquor and tobacco. It would affect a score of items now taxed at from 25 to 15 per cent. It was a two-edged proposition, canceling cuts scheduled April 1. in some other excises—on liquor, tobacco, gasoline, automobiles, beer and wine. Vote It 22 to 2 Under present law the top cor-portation income tax rate, now 52 per cent, drops to 47 per cent on April 1. The committee voted 22 to 2 to extend the present rate for one more year, without change. That marked a big but gradual shift in sentiment. When Eisenhower first asked for the extension, Chairman Reed and other members publicly voiced opposition. Rep. Simpson (R-Pa), a key committee Republican, predicted a WIVES CAN GET TO BE BOTHER, BUT THIS IS DRASTIC ACTION NEW YORK (/P)—A Brooklyn man’s will filed for probate in Surrogate’s Court yesterday showed a single bequest to the wife—two dollars “for a good rope to hang herself.” The will, drawn up seven years ago by Stefan Wojtezak, said he made the proviso “for all the misery she has caused me during my lifetime.” He also instructed the executor, his son, Andrew, to make sure that his wife, Caroline, was not buried in the same grave. The estate, assesed at in excess of $5,000, was willed equally to two sons and two daughters. Arthur Dean others if we expect Christ to lor- ; compromise at 50 per cent. give us. In our prayers.” he pointed out, “we should pray that vve will be led away from temptation. But if we, of our own accord, run into temptation, we should pray for deliverance from the evil bred by Jay Pumphrey of Old Glory. The lower-placing and    sifted lambs, swine and steers of the show' sell at the Abilene Livestock Auction Commission ring Wednes- one’ day morning.    ;    Dr.    Hobbs, pastor of Oklahoma The top premium iambs, swine City First Baptist Church, will con-and steers sell Wednesday    after-    tinue    with    evangelistic    messages noon, along with the champion ca-leach    morning at 9:30    and each pon broilers and rabbits.    The    evening at    7:30 through Friday sale begins at 1 p.m.    |    morning, Truett Sheriff stated. MCMURRY LECTURES BEGIN World Grows New Religious Interest vision of one county agent or vo- heavyweight was champion of the cational agriculture teacher, the milkfed division. Shackelford County 4-H trio, composed of Janet’s calf, her sister, Caroline’s middleweight calf, and Mike Jones’ middleweight, was first The first-place heavyweight drylot calf belonged to Nicky Cleck-ler, Roscoe FFA boy. Nicky, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Cleckler, in drylot. Caroline is the 13-year- was unable to attend the show and old daughter of the Vines and Mike the calf was shown by his brother, is the 11-year old son of Mr. and; Edward. Mrs. Sam L. Jones, foreman of the Ronnie Barnett, 10. Merkel 4-H M. E. Daniel Ranch at Fort Grif- Club boy, had second place heavy-fin. weight drylot calf. The first place lightweight drylot belonged to Milburn Wink, Robert Lee FFA boy who is a freshman In the group of three in the milkfed division, a uniform trio shown by the Howard County 4-H Club, under supervision of County Agent Durward Lewter, took first. At the conclusion of Tuesday’s steer judging, Mrs, Dorothea Grif- to show the calf and his 17-year- The world daily is growing a new interest in religion. Both Bishop Hazen G. Werner and Dr. Louis H. Evans expressed this opinion in their opening speeches at the combined Willson-Denison Lectures at McMurry College Tuesday night. Bishop Werner is delivering the Denison Lectures, established and endowed last year by the Rev. and Mrs. Dallas D. Denison of the First Methodist Church in Abilene. Dr. Evans is the principal speaker for the Ninth Annual Willson Lectures, supported by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Willson of Floydada. Willspn in San Angelo College. Milburn was unable to obtain permission : is chairman’of’ the"‘board’ of *trus to be out of college long enough j tcPS for McMurry. fin presented the G. O. Creswell Memorial Award to George Powell, 16, Mitchell County 4-H Club boy, after he was selected by a THE WEATHER V. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER HI Rl AC ABILENK AND VICINITY — Partly cloudy ar.it continued cold Wednesday; partly cloudy and a little warmer Wednesday night and Thursday:    winds will average 30 - 35 miles i«*r hour Wednesday, diminishing Wednesday night and Thursday; high Wednesday near 50; low Wednesday night near 30; high Thursday near 60 NORTH CENTRAL TEXA8:    Partly eloudy and continued cold Wednesday: not quite ao cold Wednesday night: Thursday, increasing clc .dine** and warmer. WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy and warmer Panhandle and South Plains Wednesday afternoon a little warmer Wednesday night; Thursday, considerable cloudiness and warmer with occasional rain In Del Rlo-Kagle Pass area and from iouer Pecos Valley eastward. EAST TEXAS; Clear to partly cloudy and considerably colder Wednesday; 'Thursday increasing 1 cloudiness and warmer with occasional ram tn south by night; fresh to strong northerly winds on the caast. slowly diminishing and becoming northeast to east by Thursday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS:    Partly eloudy and considerably colder Wednesday; Thursday mostly cloudy and warmer with occasional rain in afternoon; fresh to strong northerly winds on the coast, slowly diminishing snd becoming northeast to ea»t by Thursday. TEMI'ERATt RES Taes. A. M.    Tue*.    P.    M. 47 .......... 1:30      43 43      1:30       45 41 ............ 3:30      *5 40 ......  4    30      46 30 ............ 5    30      44 38 ............ 6:30      41 37 ............ 7    :W      39 37 ............ 8:30       37 38 ............ 9    30      36 38 ............ 10    30        ■— 40 ........... 11:30      .    — 42 ............ 13    30      — High and low temperatures for 34 hours •ndrd at 8 30 p. m.: 47 and 35. High and low temperatures same date last year 70 and 49. Sunset last night 8:37 p. m. Sunrise today 7:04 a. m. Sunsat tonight 6 38 p. m. Harometer reading at 0:30 p. m 3h 43. Relative humidity at 9.30 p. m. 36*. old sister, Leslie Nell, did the honors for him. Kt nneth Merket, 20. Loraine FFA, had the second place light drylot calf. The second place lighweight milkfed calf belonged to Delbert Davidson, Big Spring 4-H. It was a calf Hunted 'Body' Strolls From Barn SPRING WATER, N. Y. W — A do<en firemen were sifting the ashes of a migrant workers’ building yesterday when the “body” they were hunting for strolled sleepily from a nearby barn and asked what was going on. Alexander Ross, a Negro farm laborer, said he jumped from a second story window when the fire broke out Sunday night. Wednesday’s schedule calls for a lecture by Bishop Werner at 10 a.m., followed by Dr. Evans at 11 a.m. This afternoon, Dr. Joe J. Mickle, president of Centenary College, Shreveport, La., will speak at 2:30, followed by a forum at 3:30. The dinner by and for Friends of McMurry Library is set for 5:30, with Dr. Mickle as speaker. From 7:15 to 9:15, Bishop Werner and Dr. Evans will deliver their third talks. Bishop Werner told some 500 students, ministers, trustees and friends of McMurry last night that the message of redemption was placed in our hands and our keeping when America was founded and that it is our place to do something with it. “The redemption message is one that is persuasive,” he declared, “because something can happen while it is being delivered.” See story on board meeting, Pg. 1-B The Bishop, who serves the Ohio area of the Methodist Church, said redemption and evangelism go hand - in - hand. The evangelistic message, he explained, must explain what Christianity is, how one can be saved by it, and what it means to be saved and believe in Christ. Choosing “America’s Tomorrow” as the theme for his discussion, Dr. Evans, minister - at-large for the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A., declared; “I believe God wants to win men collectively as well as personally.” God, he explained, has often used nations in His cosmic strategy. First, the Jews, then Greece, Rome, Germany, and Britain were used in this startegy; a strategy Evans pointed out, that has been aimed toward finding a nation which can go all out for Christ against sin. “Then came America,” he declared. “From its very birth, the kiss of God was upon its cheek. America was founded by a group of men and women who dared to go to the ends of the earth to worship Christ.” “But what of tomorrow?” he asked. “We can’t live on the dust of history, for our hearts are aflame with the happenings of today. I believe,” he continued, “it has gradually become ‘God o’clock,’ and that man is becoming more and more aware of his need for God.” But today, only two Democrats— Reps. Mills (D-Ark) and Gregory (D-Ky)—voted to let the scheduled reduction take effect. Rep. Camp (D-Ga) was absent, All 15 committee Republicans and seven Democrats supported the move in a closed-door session. Opposition Melts Members said opposition had melted in view of ofher tax cuts already in effect or planned this year, chiefly a sweeping, 800-page bill overhauling almost all the nation’s tax laws and providing many benefits to corporations. The committee temporarily scheduled a final vote Thursday on the general revision bill, which would reduce revenues from business and individuals about $1,300,000,000 the first year and more than two billion dollars in later years. Today’s action put the corporate rate extension into the general revision proposal. Republicans said this move, socking corporations for two billions a year in taxes more than present law calls for, would help counter Democratic arguments that the revision program is loaded in favor of corporations and wealthy individuals. Icy Haymaker Aims at Texas Fruit Crops Quits Post Conerly to Run; Malcom May Be Last-Minute Candidate The ice was broken Tuesday night on Abilene's political pond. City Commissioner C. T. (Tommy) Conerly, 1790 North Sixth St. .»nnoi/nced he would be a candidate for re-election to place No. 4. J. Floyd Malcom, 3781 Woodridge Dr. whose term as commissioner of place No. 2 will also expire April I, said “If I don’t run 1 will demonstrate that an ordinary citizen has power to delve into municipal operation and inefficiencies and do something about correcting them.” He said he “might come out (for re-election) the last minute and, then, I might not.” Three places wilj, also be filled in the April 6 election on the Abilene Board of Education. One of the three incumbents, Ol-lie McMinn, 2302 Swenson Ave., has announced he will not be a candidate for re-election. He is currently serving in place 2. Morgan Jones Jr., 3435 South Ninth St., serving in place 1, said “Well, 1 don’t know right now” about seeking re-election. I have told that committee (from the Good Government League», that if they j wanted me to run 1 would.” Mrs. Thomas E. Roberts, whose term as trustee of place 2 also expires, was unavailable for comment Tuesday night. Earlier^che had indicated she was “considering running again, but haven’t made up my mind definitely.” Deadline for candidates to file for election to the two places on the city commission or the three school trusteeships is 5 p.m. Friday. The candidacy must be filed with City Secretary Lila Fern Martin at the City Hall. James M. Binton. 1841 Sycamore St., president of Abilene’s Good Government League, said Tuesday night a meeting of the group had been tentatively set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fair Park Audito- See CANDIDATES, Pg. 2-A, Col. 3 L. R. Grimsley, Ex-Sweetwater Athlete, Dies SWEETWATER, March 2. (RNS) —• Lee Roy Grimsley, Sr., 39, former star athlete at Sweetwater High School, died unexpectedly about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home here. He would have been 40 Wednesday. Mr. Grimsley, known as “Scrap Iron” during his high school football days, played on the same team here with Sam Baugh, now associate coach at Hardin-Sim-mons University. A salesman for the Curtis Candy Co., Mr. Grimsley had gone outside his home Tuesday morning to load his panel truck with supplies for the day’s deliveries. He was found lying near the truck a few minutes later by his 16-year-old son, Lee Roy, Jr. Mr. Grimsley was rushed to Sweetwater Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. He had not previously been in ill health. Born March 3, 1914. in Sweetwater, Mr. Grimsley was a former employe of Sears - Roebuck here. He was married Oct. 22, 1936, to the former II a urine Godfrey. He was an active member of the Church of Christ. Survivors besides his wife and son, include his mother, Mrs. M. E. Mitchell of Sweetwater; and two step - brothers, Raymond Mitchell of Sweetwater and Fletcher Mitchell of San Antonio. Final rites for Mr. Grimsley will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fourth and Elm Sts. Church of Christ here. Minister J. T. Marlin will officiate. Burial in Sweetwater Cemetery will be in charge of Cate - Spencer Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Will Scott, Ralph Johnson, Thomas Whitten-burg, Clyde Nunn, A. L. Mondy, and Lee Hoy Duke. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Biting winds dumped artic cold on most of Texas Tuesday and aimed an icy haymaker at fruit trees fooled into believing winter was over. Near zero temperatures were predicted for the snow-covered upper Texas Panhandle. The norther, propelled by whistling winds, was expected to bring freezing weather deep into South Central Texas. Thousands of fruit trees, pretty with spring blossoms, were in the freeze area. Blowing snow and dust mixed in odd combination in the rolling Upper Plains, and scattered thunderstorms boomed along the coast. Girls Half Frozen Two Borger girls, lightly dressed and caught overnight in snow and sub - freezing temperatures, were taken to a hospital in critical condition. Eva Griffin and Anna Parker, both 13, left school at Borger at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Temperatures were in the 50’s. They were found around noon Tuesday, about 7 miles southwest of Borger, snow I covered and semi-conscious. The girls were in too critical a condition to tell much, but attendants said they apparently had just gotten lost in the snow and cold. The cold front stirred up clouds of dust as it roared into the Panhandle Monday night. Visibility j was reduced to onc-half mile at Amarillo, but rose to two miles an I hour later as snow fell. Snow and Dust At midafternoon Tuesday, blowing snow and dust kept visibility * down to 114 miles at Amarillo. Temperatures remained below freezing in most of the Panhandle 1 throughout the day. Predicted lows for Tuesday night ranged down to 5 above zero. The front pushed in so rapidly that it cancelled a Weather Bureau prediction of heavy precipitation over the state Wednesday and Thursday. As one observer put it; “Conditions changed so rapidly that the long-range forecast became obsolete in a matter of hours. However, there still may be a WASHINGTON, March 2 UR—The State Department today announced the resignation of Arthur II. Dean, climaxing weeks of speculation he would bow out as a Korean peace negotiator. The Wall Street attorney, a former law partner of Secretary of State Dulles, tendered his resignation in a letter dated Feb. 26 and made public today. Dean, 55. said he was forced to quit as Dulles’ deputy to the Korean peace conference because of a press of personal business. He said committments to appear in court prevent him from going abroad this spring, when the Korean peace talks will be renewed at Geneva, Switzerland. No Criticism There was no mention In Dean's letter of the criticism or specula tion which walked out in a Senate speech last Jan. 14 that Dean seemed to be spreading a type of propaganda designed to bring about the “appeasement” of Red China. Dean vehemently denied this. Takes Exception Welker took objection to remarks Dean made in an interview with the Providence, R. I., Journal. “Mr. Dean offers the view which has long been held by pro-Red apologists in the State Department ‘there is a possibility that the Chinese Communists are more interested in developing themselves in China than they are in international communism.’” the Senator said. “I can’t believe anything can bs farther from the truth.” Dean retorted that Welker’s at- tack was a “great aid to the Com-sprang up after he 1 munlsts,” and said he is *'100 per of the preliminary j cent Against appeasement or peace talks at Panmunjom last knuckling under.*’ Dee. 12, charging the Reds had in- ! In the same interview Dean had suited the United States. Some State Department officials were reported to have been distressed at the walkout, feeling it to lie a tactical error, although this was officially denied. Remarks Dean made subsequently led to some criticism in the Senate. Sen. Welker (R-ldaho) said said “I think communism is communism," and had advised against recognition of the Red Chinese government at this time. After the Panmunjom talks had been bypassed wdth the scheduling of . the Geneva conference, tha State Department denied thero was any change in Dean’s atatua. Cold Endanqers Whw* Crops, Livestock See WEATHER, Pg. 2-A. Col. 5 NEWS INDEX SECTION A Women’* News . . . pages 4, 5 Oil News ........ 6 Sports 10, 11 SECTION 6 Editorials .......... Page 2 Comics ........ 3 Classified Ads ... 4, 5, 6 Farm & Ranch News .. 6. 7 Markets ........... 7 Radio A TV Logs . . . . ..... 7 The threat of a 20 to 25-degree freeze in fhe Abilene area Tuesday night endangered blooming fruit trees, tender, young oats, and new-born lambs and pigs. The U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport said if winds continued blowing 15 to 25 miles an hour during the night the mercury likely would bottom at 25 degrees. If the winds die down, the mercury probably will drop five degrees lower, the weatherman said. Taylor County Agent H. C. Stanley said a 20-degree freeze lasting 10 or 12 hours likely would kill off area fruit 100 per cent. The weatherman provided an optimistic note by saying the expected 25-degree weather may last no longer than an hour just prior to sunrise Wednesday. However, temperatures of 32 degrees or lower may last 10 hours — from midnight to sunrise — the weatherman said. Fruit orchards in Jones, Callahan, Eastland and Comanche Counties produce peaches, pears, and apples, Stanley said. The freeze could kill off young fruit starting to grow on early va rieties of trees which already havt bloomed. Stanley said. Trees presently blooming also were endangered, he said. 1116 weatherman said cold air blew into this area on the heels of a strong front which passed through Abilene about 8 a.m. Tuesday. A slow warmup is expected to begin Thursday, following a predicted high of 50 for Wednesday. Stanley said young oats tall enough to graze could be hurt by low' temperatures. If livestock farmers have put brooding sows and ewes under cover, their new-born animals likely are safe from death by freezing, Stanley said. “This is the lambing season for sheep ranchers,” he said. “Soma farmers have brood sows.” He added that several farmers already have lost animals due to cold. About every four or five years a fruit crop is lost due to a freeze, Stanley said. Area orchards have had good fruit crops for the past four or five years, he added. Extra Guards Now Stationed Near White House, Congress By ROGER D. GREENE WASHINGTON. March 2 (*»—Extra guards were thrown around the White House and the halls of Congress today as messages poured in from all over the world expressing shock at yesterday’s wild gunfire assault by Puerto Rican fanatics in the House of Representatives. In New York, police reported they found “quantities” of Communist literature in the Brooklyn apartment of Rafael Miranda, 25, one of the four Puerto Rican gun wielders. All four assailants, including Lolita Lebron, 34. fiery self-styled ringleader, were held in $100.000 bail each on charges of assault wdth intent to kill. Police said none of the four showed any sign of remorse. New York authorities, announcing the discovery of a cache of Red propaganda, said they had been asked by the Federal Bureau of ^vestigation to aid in attempt* to find out w hether the Capitol Hill shootings were part of a wider plot. About 200 House members, mostly grave faced, showed up when the chamber met for its regular session at noon today. Plainclothes detectives mingled with spectators in the public galleries, and 30 extra uniformed police were posted at strategic points. FBI A SPECIAL SERVICE is maintained to deliver Reporter-News subscribers who may miss their paper on regular delivery. In principal West Texas cities, please call your local Reporter-News carrier. In Abilene, dial 4-7271 for Morning and Sunday between 7 and 10 a. m.; for the Evening edition, between 5:30 and 7:30 p. m. agents were also in evidence. House Speaker Martin (R-Mavt) told newsmen that Rep. Aivin M. Bentley (R-Mich», the most seriously wounded of five lawmakers cut down in the hail of bullets, was slightly in proved after an emergency operation. Dr. George CrUe, noted surgeon, who flew here from Cleveland for consultation, said the wealthy 35-year-old Michigan lawmaker, now serving his first term in Congress, has a “better than 50-50 chance” to live. Chast Pierced When the assassins opened fire, shouting “Free Puerto Rico!” and waving Puerto Rican flags. Bentley was felled by a bullet that pierced his chest, lung, diaphram. liver and stomach. The four other wounded law makers were all reported to be doing well. They were: Reps. Kenneth A. Roberts (D-Ala), Ben F. Jensen See GUARDS, Pg. 2-A, Col. 4 ;