Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIH, No. 334
Philippine Rebel Leader Surrenders
MANILA, Monday, May 17 W— Luis Taruc, Communist supremo of the Huk rebels in six years of bloody jungle and swamp warfare, surrendered early today at the edge of the wild Candaba Swamps | north of Manila.
He was being held in solitary confinement at the Philippine army’s Camp Murphy headquarters.
An army spokesman made the announcement but permitted no interviews with the colorful, slightly built rebel chieftain.
President Ramon Magsaysay declined to comment.
Taruc, 40, had a price of $50,000 <m his head.
Magsaysay s recent efforts to bring about a peaceful surrender of the Huks collapsed in February.
Several years ago as defense chief, Magsaysay led a brilliant field campaign against the rebels and cut Taruc's power to a small fraction of his strength in the days v.hen he mustered 50,000 followers and terrorized even Manila.
It was the second surrender for Taruc, who led farmer guerrillas against the Japanese in World War II and then defied the new Philippines republic, in 1946.
Taruc gave himself up on June 21, 1948 to the then President El-pidio Quirino and three days later took a seat in the Philippine Congress. He had been elected to the body in 1946, but was denied his seat on fraud charges.
But only a handful of his followers laid down their arms in 1948 and by August Taruc was back in the swamps denounc ing the government for breaking the amnesty.
Taruc surrendered this time shortly after daybreak on the heavily traveled Quezon Road bordering the wild Candaba Swamps where he had eluded government forces for years.
Associated Press (AP)
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Indochina Faced With New Battle
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East Pakistan Hit by Riots .
KARACHI, Pakistan, May 16 <f) —Prime Minister Mohammed Ali summoned an emergency Cabinet meeting tonight to consider the situation arising out of serious riots in East Pakistan.
Afterwards the Premier sent State Defense Minister Sardar Amir Azam Khan to Dacca to meet the military area commander and other military officials in the affected area. The minister has been told to make a report on the situation. He will also confer with the provincial governor.
The Cabinet will again consider the situation tomorrow.
Riots among jute mill workers in the Adamjee district were reported today to have resulted in 150 killed and 500 injured. The trouble was reported spreading to Dacca, the East Pakistan capital, 20 miles to the north.
In Calcutta the riots were reported touched off by bitterness between Bengalis and West Pakistanis which has now- spread to Dacca where meetings of more than five persons have been banned.
(East Pakistan is separated from the west or main portion of Pakistan by over 1,000 miles of Indian territory. The city of Dacca is 150 miles northeast of the Indian city of Calcutta.^
Gunshot Wound Kills Rotan Man
JRIED IN COAL—Playmate Jack Barnes, 13, helps hold coal back from the face Jimmy O’Laughlin, 13, as rescuers dig the boy out of tons of stoker coal in which he
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was trapped 55 minutes in Decatur, 111. The O’Laughin bov was reported “feeing pretty good” later at St. Mary’s Hospital. The boys were playing on a railroad car when Jimmy fell into the coal and down through the partially open hopper starting 15 tons of coal falling, covering his body. _
WANTED IN 14 SLAYINGS
Negro's Capture Finishes Big Georgia Manhunt
to an end a hundreds of
MOULTRIE, Ga . May 16 LfV-|to bring Tom Williams, Negro parolee! involving wanted in connection with four I citizens, slayings, was captured by the Na-1 W. O. Smith of the tional Guard at 10:15 p.m. tonight Police Department said
WININGER WINS ABILENE TOURNEY ON LATE RALLY
An Oklahoma City professional, Bo Wininger, came from behind on the final nine holes Sunday to win the $5,000 Abilene Open golf tournament and pocket the $1,000 winner’s share.
Wininger outlasted Elroy Marti of Houston, the leader throughout the first two days of the tourney at Abilene Country Club. Wininger s winning total was 201 for 54 holes, *12 strokes under par. Marti finished with 204.
For the full story, complete results and pictures, turn to page four, sports.
4,600 GALLONS DUMPED
Highway Gets Oil Bath As Auto, Truck Collide
r* car-truck collision Sunday Mrs. Bernice Jackson. 774 Mes-morning loosed an estimated 4.600 quite, was driving the car east on
gallons of oil at the intersection of Washington St. and North Treadaway Blvd. Driver of the car was treated for head injuries.
Workers from the State Highway Department, City Street Department, and City Fire Department labored seven hours in cleaning up the spilled oil.
The oil had overflowed curbs and surrounded several houses on the east side of the intersection. The street was sanded after most of the oil was pumped up, an investigating officer said.
The car and L. P. Alexander oil transport collided about 9:45 a. m. The truck, driven by George H. Fielder, 1242 Cherry St., was headed north on Treadaway Blvd.
Washington St. The collision was on the east side of the intersection.
The truck and its oil-bearing trailer were overturned. The trailer hit a parked car belonging to Domingo Garcia, at 434 Washington St., as it was overturning. A porch at the Garcia residence was also damaged. The truck itself hit a telephone pole.
Mrs. Jackson was treated at Hendrick Memorial Hospital.
The accident was investigated by City Patrolmen C. V. Strickland, S. E. Thomason and L. C. Winters.
Abilene May Get Thundershowers
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doe Drafts Talk «ämä On Asia Policy
WASHINGTON. May 16 if—Sen. McCarthy <R-Wis> said today he is drafting a foreign policy speech which may be delivered on the Senate floor before he takes the witness stand—perhaps late this week—in his televised fight with Army officials.
McCarthy would say only that he plans to discuss American policy in Asia, but some of his friends said the speech may be the prelude to a double barreled attack on top Republican as well as Democratic critics.
While McCarthy has seemed subdued in recent days as Army Counselor John G. Adams testified in Senate subcommittee hearings that the senator and hi* aides sought favors for Pvt. G. David Schine, friends said McCarthy has been boiling inside at what he regards as signs that Eisenhower administration officials are out to get his political scalp.
They said McCarthy’s apparent conclusion was reached on the basis of disclosures that Sherman Adams. White House chief of staff, Atty. Gen. Herbert Brownell Jr., •nd Henry Cabot Lodge, American ambassador to the United Nations, sit io on a Jan. 21 conference
which started the chain of events leading to the Army’s formal charges against McCarthy and his staff.
John Adams testified that Sherman Adams suggested he put down in writing the alleged incidents of pressure being brought to bear oy McCarthy and his aides. Roy M. Cohn and Francis P. Carr. From this chronology of alleged events grew the Army’s formal charges.
John Adams is under orders from Chairman Mundt (R-SD) to produce before the Senate Investigations subcommittee tomorrow a written \ersion of the oral order he said he had received not to disclose any new details of the Jan. 21, meeting.
Mcurthy has demand the “complete story’’ of that meeting, since at least one of those who sat in on it—Deputy Atty. Gen. William P. Rogers—has served in the past as a friendly intermediary between McCarthy and top administration officials.
A high Republican official has predicted the administration will stand by its refusal to permit the disclosure of any more details than John Adams already has , given.
A squall line that formed Sunday in West Texas and eastern New Mexico may bring scattered showers and thundershowers to the Abilene area Monday afternoon and Tuesday.
Following formation of the squall, an alert had been issued for possible tornadoes on a line from about Big Spring through Lubbock and Childress and into Oklahoma.
The weather bureau at Municipal Airport here said no turbulent weather, had been reported through 10 p. m. Sunday.
The squall line was accompanied by a “pretty extensive line of showers to the west,” the forecaster said Sunday night. The front was to have moved slowly eastward Sunday night, becoming active in the Abilene area Monday afternoon.
The barometer fell here sightly Sunday afternoon but was holding steady Sunday night. A sudden drop was expected as the front nears, with a rise as it moves to the east.
Some hail and high winds were reported at Dalhart.
Forecast for Monday was for an 85-90 degree high with some local temperature drop if showers fall here. The low Monday night will be about 65 degrees, the forecaster said.
Sunday's high was 85, the low >63.
was being taken to V’aldosta by the state patrol. No other details were immediately available.
Telephones to the police and sheriff’s offices here were immediately floowed by calls from anxious citizens, many of who had spent sleepless hours in the huge posse that had searched for Williams since last night.
The State Patrol at Valdosta would not immediately confirm the report.
A little earlier in the evening excitement had been honed to a
new edge when a truck bearing a white man and a Negro crashed a roadblock at the Moultrie city limits and sped away toward
A National guardsman standing by the block fired at the truck, but he said afterwards that he did not know whdther any of his shots took effect.
Hundreds of citizens, many of them armed, joined police and national guardsmen in a posse that began its search around a swampy section east of Moultrie and later widened the circle to include the whole city.
Traces of Williams’ trail were picked up at several points.
Occupants of one home here reported last night that someone tried to break in but was warned away by a threat to shoot anyone who entered.
Then the citizens and police officers today surrounded a rural home in which they believed Williams was hiding — but when the ring was closed the parolee apparently had fled.
The 200-man posse had searched since the bodies of W. C. Rowland and his wife were found last night. Their throats, like those of two other victims, were cut.
Rowland, about 70, was a retired warden.
Police say they regard Williams as crazed and unpredictably dangerous.
Searchers today turned up blood-soaked clothing at Williams’ house —about 200 yards from the Roland
See MANHNT, Page 2, Col. 5
ROTAN. May 16. <RNS>— James David Claxton, 63. died of a gunshot wound at 5 a. m. Sunday in Callan Hospital here. His brother, Ben, 59, had been charged with assault with intent to murder in the Tuesday morning shooting. He was freed on $1.000 bond.
Fisher County Attorney F. H. Grindstaff said Sunday charges of murder with malice will be filed probably Monday, against Claxton.
Claxton was admitted to Callan Hospital last Tuesday morning with a .22 calibre gunshot wound in the neck. He became paralyzed from the neck down except for a small area on his shoulder, a doctor said.
Ben Claxton told Rotan Chief of Police B. H. Connally the shooting took place in a house in which the brothers lived. In a statement Tuesday to County Attorney Grindstaff Ben said he and Date had been having trouble for several months.
Ben, a Rotan day laborer, related he had taken care of his mother for 27 years before she died last September. Dave moved into the house after their mother died, Ben said. Dave did concrete and plaster w'ork at Rotan.
Funeral for the shooting victim will be conducted at 10 a. m. Monday in Weathersbee Chapel in Rotan. The Rev. Carl Underhill, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Rotan Cemetery.
James David Claxton was born in Milam County, Dec. 6, 1890. He had been a resident of Rotan for more than 30 years.
He is survived by two sons, Norman Claxton of Andrews, and Charles Claxton of Rotan; his! brother, Ben; three sisters. Mrs. j L. D. Greenwood of Fort Worth,! Mrs. Carrie Hughes of Tyler, and Mrs. C. B. Wright of Richmond, Va.
HEIRESS DIES—Isabela Patino Goldsmith. 18, Bolivian heiress, died in Paris from a brain hemorrhage Friday. Last January she and James Goldsmith, 20, son of a wealthy Biitish hotel owner, ran away to Scotland to be married in defiance of her father.
Brownwood Boy Killed
BROWNWOOD, May 16. (RNS) —Randall Andrew Doud, 10. was dead on arrival at Brownwood Hospital after being struck by an automobile in the incoming heavy traffic from the Lake Brownwood Regatta Sunday afternon.
The boy, a third grader at North , . Elementary School, was hit at an DALLAS, May 16 <fV-State Re-1 the Republican primary to date. inlerseclion near the school as he pubUcan chairman Alvin H. Lane June 7 is the deadline. I attempted to cross the street, An
announced today that he would re- Lane’s statement promised that older brother, Wendell. 12, liad -J—‘ T-— n he would work in the November just crosse(j the street. Witnesses
general election for the GOP Con-' ..... * «• -*---* *--* *-■-
gress candidate who will oppose the winner of the Democratic primary in July. This means that Lane will support a Republican even if Savage, his law partner, is the Democratic nominee.
The law office association of Lane and Savage has received Lane said he was quitting be- some criticism in both parties.
Chairman to Resign
sign June 14 His resignation will be presented at a meeting of the Republican State Executive Committee.
At the same time. Lane came out politically against his law partner. Wallace Savage, who is running for Democratic nomination for Congress to succeed Rep. J. Frank Wilson, who is retiring.
cause he wanted his political position made clear; he doesn’t wrant anyone to think there is an undercover deal in the Congress race.
His statement came after a conference with Republican National Committeeman Jack Porter of Houston, who flew to Dallas to talk with Lane.
Porter said Republicans would have a strong candidate for Congress from the Dallas district in their own primaries by June 7.
No one has filed for Congress in
Lane was elected Republican statl chairman at his party’s San Antonio convention two years ago. At about the same time. Savage was elected Democratic state chairman at the Amarillo convention.
Savage resigned a few weeks ago to make his race for Congress.
Lane was elevated to the state chairmanship after the victory of Eisenhower Republicans over the Old Guard in Texas that had supported the late Sen. Robert A. Taft.
said Wendell was almost hit another car.
Relatives of the dead boy said he wore glasses and had poor eyesight.
Driver of the automobile was Lige W. Fuller, 48, of Brownwood. who was driving a 1941 model car. He told officers he didn't see the boy until after his auto had struck him.
Officers investigating termed the mishap “unavoidable.”
Funeral services are pending at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Parents of the boy are Mrs. Myrtle Bilbrey and George B. Doud. both of Brownwood. The only other survivor is the older brother.
The death was Brownwood’s second of 1954 and the sixth for Brown County.
U.S. Declares World-Wide Propaganda War on Russia
WASHINGTON, May 16 (f-The U. S. Information Agency announced tonight a “worldwide offensive’’ in the cold war propaganda fight, aimed at exposing “spurious intellectual and ideological appeals” of Russian communism.
US1A Director Thedore C. Strei-
bert said his agency was acting in line with a directive from President Eisenhower and the National Security Council to unmask and counter “hostile attempts to distort or to frustrate the objectives and policies of the United States.” Special instructions have been sent to 217 overseas posts to press
WELL DONE, MEN—Col. Fred M. Dean, (left) commander of Webb AFB, Big Spring, congratulates four heroes on hand at the base for Armed Forces Day ceremonies Saturday. Second from left is Airman 2-C Bebby E. Wolfe, Col. Dean is shaking hands with S-Sgt. Claborn S. Spivey, fourth from leit is 1st Lt. Richard S Norris. The man in civilian ciothes is Congressional Medal of Honor winner George O’Brien of Big Spring, a former lieutenant in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Bob Pointer)
the fight of Communist ideas and philosophy, Streibert said, to show their fallacies and inconsistencies.
As the first step in the new offensive, USIA is sending to 104 overseas libraries a special list of 54 books described as “representative of scholarly research and critical analysis in communistic doctrine, strategy and methods.”
Officials of the field.offices were instructed by Streibert to set up the books “as a unit in a prominent place on a shelf clearly marked ‘communism.’ ”
Streibert said the libraries also should hold more lectures and seminars on Communist strategy, in theory and practice, and should promote further distribution of the special list of books and their translation into other languages.
“Communism has developed historically on the basis of spurious intellectual and ideological appeals,” Striibert wrote the field officers. “Many thinking people in various parts of the world, in their enthusiasm for the much publicized theoretical goals of communism, have been blinded to its true aims and practices. These persons have become, in effect, unwitting tools cf a ruthless strategy aimed at human enslavement.
“Books offer the best means of reaching these influential thinkers with cogent facts and documented, scholarly arguments.”
The books, by both American and foreign authors, contain such titles as Foreign Policy of Soviet Russia (BeloffL War, Communism and World Religions < Braden L The Russian Church and Soviet Stave (Curtiss), Forced Labor in Soviet Russia (Dallin and Nicolaevski), Communism and Christ (Lowry)«
Della Area May Be Hit Next by Reds
HANOI, Indochina. May 16 If— The Red River Delta, key to victory in Indochina, faces the prospect of a big Communist-led “human wave” assault by mid-June unless a way is found at the Geneva conference to stop the war.
Troops of four regular Vietminh divisions, which spearheaded the massive attack on Dien Bien Phu, are now reported moving east and northeast from the smashed fortress toward the western perimeter of the delta defenses.
The French say this movement Is being facilitated under the “mercy” agreement to evacuate wounded French Union soldiers from Dien Bien Phu. The Vietminh asked that the French stop bombing the road northeast out of Dien Bien Phu to permit the Vietminh’* own wounded to be moved out. But the French say heavy artillery, antiaircraft guns and other forces used in the Dien Bien Phu attack are being moved out with the Vietminh wounded.
If there is a “human wave” type of assault on Hanoi and the delta, Gen. Pierre Louis Bodet, aide to the French commander - in - chief, said the French “may need outside help” in addition to the reinforcements being airlifted from France by American globemasters.
He did not mention the nationality of the outside help he would need.
The Vietminh never has tried | “human sea” tactlcR against the I delta defenses. Only time can tell whether those bulwarks would
But inside the delta are »from 10,000 to 100,000 Vietminh regular, regional and guerrilla soldiers. It is relatively easy for them to infiltrate to the delta.
The French say they would have to have a million troops to plug all the holes in the 8,000 square miles they are holding here.
Everywhere throughout the delta the French are reinforcing their more than 1.200 concrete defense posts and bolstering their military and police patrols.
Fall From Horse Injures Boy, 7
Bill Stroube, 7, of 4066 Waldemar St., was injured about 2:30 p. m. Sunday when he was thrown from a horse at Lilius Stables southeast of Abilene.
Billy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stroube, suffered a head injury. A specialist was flown here from Fort Worth Sunday night to perform an operation.
He was taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital in an Elliott’s Funeral Home ambulance.
Police Called To Settle Ladies
TULSA, Okla. if) — The Tulsa County Women’s Jeffersonian Democratic Club planned a cafeteria luncheon yesterday but arguments over who was chairman reached the near-screaming stag« and the cops were called.
No arrests were made and tha ladies filled their trays and ate — in two separate groups.
U. s. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATIIKR Bl REAU
ABILENE AND VICINITY - Partly cloudy and warm with scattered »how -«rs and thundershowers Monday and Tuesda) High both days 85-90. Low Monday nytht 65 NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS) Partly cloudy with no important temperature change*: scattered showers and local
thunderstorms Monday and Ttissday.
WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy: scatter-ed showers and local thunderstorms in the Panhandle and South Plains and widely scattered thunderstorms elsewhere Monday and Tuesday; no irapoi-tant temperature changes.
EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy and warm Monday and Tuesday »nh wuiely scattered thundei • showers mostly us the north port wo. Moderate to occasional fresh southeast, erly winds oa the coast.
Sunday A.M. Sunday P.M.
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OS ......... *:*» 83
67 3:30 »3
66 «30 84
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67 7:30 . .......... 77
71 I* TS
74 ............ *30 72
77 ............ 1« » ............
78 11:30 ............
80 U 30 ............
High and low temperature* <or 34
hours ended at 6 10 p.m.- 85 and 83.
High and low temperatures same date last year: 70 and 58.
Sunset last night 7:11 p.m. Sunrise today 5 40 a m. Sunset tonight 7:31. Barometer reading at p.m. SC. 10.
Relative humidity at ».» pun. 68 par CCht.