Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 31, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIII, NO. 347
Associated Press (AP)
ABiLeNE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1954
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
SMITH TO AMARILLO
Methodists Name Thomson To Head Abilene District
SENATOR DWORSHAK . . . friction exploited?
(Complete assignment list on Page 5-A)
AMARILLO, May 30. - Hubert Thomson, for the past five years pastor of the San Jacinto church in Amarillo, was named Abilene district cuperintendent here at the closing session of the Northwest Texas Methodist Conference.
Thomson was admitted to the conference in 1930, became a deacon in 1932 and an elder in 1934.
There were no changes in church assignments in the city of Abilene. There were also no changes in Wylie, Anson, Blackwell, Baird or
Caps. Caps was open last year.
Following are the changes made in Abilene, Stamford and Big Spring districts.
H. Clyde Smith moves to San Jacinto in Amarillo. Hubert Thomson, from San Jancinto, comes to Abilene as district superintendent.
Abilene circuit — Joe Walker replaces M. R. Chester.
Anson Circuit — Sheldon Wolfe replaces J. B. Fowler. Denton-Op-lin — James Merrell replaces G. C. Williams. Ovalo - Lawn — Troy Pentacost replaces Travis B. McNair. Pioneer - Memorial — John
Dworshak Says Democrats Using Probe to Hurt GOP
WASHINGTON, May 30 .ffv-Sen. Dworshak (R-Idaho) accised Democrats on the Senate Investigations subcommittee today of trying to seize on the McCarthy-Army hearings to stir up trouble in the Republican party.
Sen. Mundt iR-SD), acting chairman of the subcommittee, said in a separate interview that while there had been “some unfortunate political flurries,” he felt there had been relatively little “partisan byplay and politics.”
The televised hearings on the dispute between Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and Secretary of the Army Stevens and their aides will be resumed Tuesday after the Memorial Day holiday. They began April 22.
McCarthy has stepped temporarily off the subcommittee while it probes the Army officials’ charge that he and his chief counsel, Roy M. Cohn, tried through improper means to win favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a former unpaid subcommittee consultant.
Also under investigation is the countercharge of McCarthy and Cohn that Stevens and Army Counselor John G. Adams used Schine as a “hostage” in an effort to blackmail the subcommittee into dropping a probe into Army handling of alleged Communists.
Dworshak. assigned to take McCarthy’s place on the subcommittee for the duration of the probe, said the “tactics” of the Democratic members during the past week showed a desire to divert attention from the group’s responsibility to hear the evidence in the dispute.
“It is apparent that efforts are being made to create a breach between the administration and
the Republicans on the subcommittee,” he said. “The Democrats are trying to exploit and exaggerate every possible point that might cause dissension and friction in the Republican party.”
There was no immediate comment from Democrats on the subcommittee. Last week the Democrats raised a cry of “whitewash” when they were outvoted 4-3 on a motion of Dworshak to throw out the charges against two of the original principals in the controversy, Francis P. Carr, regular subcommittee staff director, and Asst. Secretary of Defense H. Struve Hensel.
An even stormier nnv blew up Friday when McCarthy blasted back at a statement of Atty. Gen. Brownell—issued from the White House with President Eisenhower’s endorsement—that the executive branch’s responsibility for protecting national security “can’t be usurped by any individual who may seek to set himself above the laws of our land or override orders of the President . . .
McCarthy maintained that federal employes were “duty bound” to give him information, as chairman of a congressional investigating committee, “even though some little bureaucrat stamped it secret to protect himself.”
Breckenridge Lad, 3, Once Cover Boy, Dies
BRECKENRIDGE, May 30. (RNS> — Three-year-old James William Hagman died at 4 p.m. Sunday after a six-months battle with cancer.,
A picture of health until last December, his picture for three years had been used on the cover of the Soil and Water Conservation Service magazine.
He was the son of Mrs. E. L. Killion of Breckenridge. His fa ther, 1st Lt. Carl M. Hagman, died in Korea when James William was 10 months old.
James William was born Dec. 16 1950, in Tokyo.
He had been under treatment at Fort Worth since he became ill in December.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Kiker Chapel at Breckenridge with the Rev. Jerry Me-
Rescue Parly Finds Injured Climber Okay at 11,000 Feel
Bride, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.
The body will be taken to Fort Worth Tuesday morning for services at 11 a.m. in the First Methodist Church there. The Rev. Robert Ainsley, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth beside the grave of his father.
Survivors are his mother, his step-father, E. L. Killion of Breckenridge; a half-brother, Richard Killion; the paternal grandparents. Lt. Col. and Mrs. Carl O. Hagman of Fort Worth; his step-grandpar-ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Killion of Breckenridge; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. J. W. Maston of Fort Worth.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, May 30 iff) —A Brooklyn, N. Y., mountain climber, gravely injured and stranded for 15 days in a tent 11.000 feet up on towering Mt. McKinley-tallest in North America —was reached by a rescue team today, which radioed back;
“He’s alive and well.”
Two men of a five-man rescue party reached the injured mountain climber. George Argus, at 12:10 p.m. The other three were expected at the tent shortly.
The two were Dr. John McCall, University of Alaska glacier expert, and Frank Milan, from the Air Force aero-medical laboratory at Ladd Field in Fairbanks.
They radioed their brief message to a hovering airplane, which in turn radioed the report to Fairbanks.
It would take from two to three days to bring Argus down the tortuous mountainside.
He has a broken hip.
Argus has been on 20,000-foot Mt. McKinley since April 17. But it was 15 days ago that he was left in a tent by other climbers after a fall over a 1,000-foot precipice May 16 at the 13,000-foot level. That plunge killed one member of the four-man climbing party— George Thayer, 27, of Reedsboro, Vt.
Two other University of Alaska climbers, not too seriously hurt in the fall, wrapped Argus. 25. snugly in a sleeping bag and left food within reach after caring for Argus a week. Then they came down-mountain for aid. They were Morton Wood of Seattle, and Leslie Viereek.
T. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU
ABILENE AND VICINITY — Partly cloudy and warm Monday and Tuesday with posible late afternoon or night thundershowers. High both days 90 and low Monday night about 70.
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Partly cloudy with widely scattered thunderstorms Monday, little cooler Monday
night- , .
WEST TEXAS — Partly cloudy. Widely scattered thunderstorms east. Panhandle and South Plains and east of Pecos Valley, turning coo'er in west
EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS— Partly cloudy. Widely scattered thundershowers Monday and Tuesday.
TEMPERATURES A. M. P M.
76 1:30 ............ M
73 ............ 2:30 ............ «9
72 ............ 3:30 ............
7* ............ 4:30 ............ 90
75 ............ 5:30 ............ 89
74 ............ 6:30 ............ 88
73 ............ 7:30 ............ 83
74 ............ 8:30 ........... 81
78 ............ 9:30 ............ 80
80 ,,«»........ 10:30
83 ........... U 30 ............
M .......... 12:30 .........
High and low temperatures for 24 hours ended at 6:30 p.m : 90 and 70.
High and low temperatures same date last year: 88 and 69.
Sunset last nUfht 7:40 p.m . Sunrise today 5:33 a.m. Sunset tonight 7:40 p.m.
Barometer reading at 9:30 p.m. 27.98.
BelaUva humidity at 9:30 p.m. 49 per cent.
Ferguson replaces E. H. Phillips. Roscoe — Russell McAnally replaces John W. Price.
Sweetwater - First Church, G. P. McCollom replaces W. E. Peterson. McCollom transfers from North Texas Conference. Peterson transfers to North Texas Conference, and will receive appointment at Dallas meeting; Sixth Street, J.
B. Fowler replaces Carl Nunn.
Asperniont — Rex Mauldin replaces Aaron L. Mitchell.
Hamlin First Church — Darris L. Egger replaces S. Duane Bruce. Jayton church has become Jayton-Peacock circuit. Carl Hudson remains as pastor.
Knox City — Walter Driver replaces Oscar Bruce.
Moran — J. P. Cole replaces Melvin Mathis.
O'Brien — Luther Walker replaces J. B. Johnson.
Stamford St. John’s — W A. Appling replaces H. L. Thurston.
Vera-Benjamin — S. A. Wolfe replaces J. P. Cole.
Westever becomes Westover-El-bert circuit. Weldon Rives remains as pastor.
Big Spring District
Wesley church of Big Spring —
C. W. Parmenter replaces Marvin E. Fisher.
Camp Springs - Ira — Frank Oglesby replaces Hemty C. Adair.
Colorado City — Tommy Nelson named pastor of new church, to be organized.
Colorado City circuit — H. W. Kyle replaces O. D. McDonald.
Forsan — Claude Nixon replaces R. L. Bowman.
Garden City - Pioneer — H. Lee Crouch replaces Albert W. Cooper.
Clark and Hancock church in La-niesa — Oran D. Smith replaces Rufus Kitchens.
First Church of Midland — Marvin L. Boyd replaces Luther Kirk.
Snyder First Church — J. Lennol Hester replaces Woodrow Adcock.
Sparenberg — E. H. Phillips replaces Cietus Beights.
Stanton circuit — Alvin Smith replaces T. B. Hamilton.
Westbrook — R. L. Bowman replaces Cecil Fox, retired.
French Rebuild Delta Defenses
RUN FROM DEATH? — Luther Nixon, on whose place Tommy Allen Jennings, 16.
was drowned, measures distance between footprints at edge of the Colorado River which indicate a barefoot boy or man had been running hard. Story on page 9-A. (Photo by W. E. Little, Winters) _
WIN WEDLOCK WITH HEADLOCK
BOMBAY, May 29 (ft—Nassan-aly Irani, of Bombay, flexed his muscles today and offered to meet 378-pound woman wrestler Hanida Banu and marry her if he wins.
Mrs. Banu has floored a long succession of sinewy suitors who tried to gaiin wedlock with a headlock. The most re cent came 10 days ago, when she bounced a suitor on the cranvas in 58 seconds flat. She has promised to marry the man who defeats her in wrestling.
Clements Gels Demo Backing
WASHINGTON, May 30 <ft-A powerful wing of Senate Democrats is reported lining up behind Sen. Earle C. Clements of Kentucky to succeeded Stephen A. Mitchell as Democratic national chairman in what may develop into a battle for control of the party machinery.
Mitchell has announced he will quit sometime after the November elections. Maneuvering already is under way to pick a successor to serve until the 1956 presidential nominating convention.
Party factions Jiave brought forward several names, including those of Paul M. Butler, Indiana national committeeman, and Michael V. Di Salle of Ohio, former price administrator.
Clements has remained in the background in this early speculation, but he has been chairman of the Senate Campaign Committee since the spring of 1952. And when Congress was reorganized in 1953, he was given a key position as liaison man between the National Committee and Senate Democrats
Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas assigned the Kentuckian to this post and there is every sign Johnson and some other Democrats who go along with him would be happy to see Clements installed later as national chairman.
Sweetwater (ily Manager Resigns Post
SWEETWATER, May 30. <RNS) —Henry Nabers, Sweetwater city manager since September of 1950, has resigned to become city manager at Greenville.
Nabers submitted a letter of resignation to the Sweetwater City Commission at a special called meeting Saturday morning. The resignation is to become effective June 29.
Nabers will assume his new post July 1.
The resignation came as a surprise to city officials here and was approved only after considerable discussion. Commissioner E. E. Baker made the motion accepting the resignation, with reluctance. The motion was approved unanimously.
Nabers told the commission that since many of the projects he had undertaken in his term as city manager were completed or nearing completion, he felt that it would be to his and the city’s advantage for his resignation to be accepted.
Nabers came to Sweetwater from Waxahachie where he had been city manager since 1949. Before that he had served with the State Highway Department, the State Health Department, and had been assistant city manager at Wichita Falls.
He is a native of Vernon and attended public schools in Childress. He received his degree from Texas A&M College.
Nabers served with the Marines in World War II.
Present at the commission meeting were Nabers. Mayor Don Smith, commissioners Ellis, Bob Horton, H. H. Hawley, Jr., and Roy DeBusk.
McKINLEY SURVIVORS — Les Viereck (left) points to south buttress of rugged Mt. McKinley in Alaska where he and Morton Wood (right) met tragedy earlier this month when their four-man climbing party fell 1,000 feet into a glacier. One man was killed. Pfc. George Argus, injured, was left in a tent.
Four Children Die In Canadian Blaze
KELLIGREWS, Nfld., May 30 (ft —Four children died in a blazing bungalow here today. William J. Cluney groped through the smoke and rescued his wife, mother-in law and five of his children, but the remaining four children died when the flames barred Cluney from re-entering the building.
State's Holiday Traffic Count 12
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Traffic accidents have killed at least 12 persons during the Memorial Day weekend in Texas.
Three persons have been shot to death, one drowned and another was accidentally electrocuted.
Six of the traffic deaths occurred late Friday evening in a three-ear crash near Gonzales in South Texas. Killed were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Willoughby of Walter,
Holiday Death Toll Now 251
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A new record highway death toll appeared likely Sunday as the second full day of the long Memorial Day weekend passed.
The violent death toll spiralled to 251 after some 50 hours of record volumes of traffic rolling across the nation’s highways. Traffic accidents claimed 197 lives. Another 26 persons drowned and 28 others died in miscellaneous mishaps.
Ned H. Dearborn, president of the National Safety Council, said that, with fair, mild weather over most of the nation, he believed “more cars are being driven more miles than ever before during the holiday."
The Council had estimated 340 traffic deaths for the weekend and the record of 363 traffic fatalities during a three-day Memorial weekend, set in 1952, might be surpassed “if motorists do not make it a point to use extra care.”
Okla., and four airmen from Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio — Raymond Johnson, 23, Houston; John Quayhagen, 24, Denver; Armas Miller, 24, Lake Cinder, Mich., and Wilbur Huitt, Wonona, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hanna of Brady were killed Saturday night when their car crashed headon with a cattle truck near Gold-thwaite.
Roy Lee Johnson. 9, was killed Saturday when struck by a car at Cone, near Lubbock. He was chasing his cap.
Gilbert Rodriquez, 7. was killed Friday as he sat on the curb outside his San Antonio home. A car went out of control, jumped the curb and hit him.
Mrs. Edith Provine, 45. Amarillo, was killed in an accident near Canyon Friday night.
Howard Travis McNair. 25. was found shot to death in Dallas Sunday. Frank L. Woodbury was found shot to death in San Antonio Friday night. The same evening Mrs. Ferman Harding was found shot to death in Houston.
Necessary Aid Slated From Paris
HANOI. Indochina, May 30 (ft— The French high command announced today “orders have been received from Paris” to defend all the vital Red River Delta. A reorganization of the vast defense network is under way.
A high command spokesman said the French would have all the necessary mer.ns to defend the delta—key to military victory in Indochina—in the face of any “human sea” attack that might be launched by the Communist-led Vietminh.
Free French Doctors The command also announced the rebels had agreed to free 27 captive French medical personnel from the fallen fortress of Dien Bien Phu. The medical corpsmen had worked with the lone woman nurse, Lt. Genevieve de Galard Terraube, during the siege and fall of the fortress. She was freed last week and is on her way to France for leave. Helicopters will fly the freed men out of the northwest Indochina fortress tomorrow.
The announcement was made as land, air ami naval reinforcements poured into or were eu route to Indochin", from France.
The high command spokesman sa d the French wore bolstering their entire defense system in Lie face of the possibility that the Vietminh would launch their big assault upon the delta by mid-June.
Expect Attack Soen The French figure that if the Vietminh, with four divisionr coming from the smashed I pittGfc Union fortress of Dien Bien Pbt and with the 100.000 fighters already inside the delta, do not attack within the next two or three weeks, then the probabilities are that there will be no big attack before October. French spokesmen contend that unless the Vietminh i attacks quickly it will find it nearly impossible to mount an all out j assault in July or August because of heavy monsoon rains.
"All of the delta, including the cities of Hanoi and Haiphong, will be defended just the same as it was after the French reverse at Caobang along the border with China in 1950 and our troops were pushed back and formed the present delta perimeter,” the French spokesman said.
“There has been no shortening of French Union defense lines within the delta. There will be none. The whole delta will be defended.”
Boy, 7, Is Killed On Own Sidewalk
SAN ANTONIO, May 30 Ift-Gil-bert Rodriquez, 7, was sitting on the sidewalk in front of his home here last night drinking a soda when a car came down the street, went out of control, jumped the curb, hit the child and crashed into a house.
The child was killed. Police arrested the young driver of the car and booked him for negligent homicide, driving while intoxicated and failure to stop and render aid.
Pressure, But No War: Stevenson
Segregation Okay By Negroes-Daniel
WASHINGTON, May 30 (ft-Sen. Price Daniel (D-Tex.) said today most Negroes prefer to live together and to maintain separate institutions, such as schools and churches. Speaking on a TV program, Daniel said a poll showed 85 per cent of Negroes with college education received degrees from separate schools. This, he maintained, proves such separate school should be continued so the Negroes can take advantage of education.”
Egyptians Plunder, Fire British Store
CAIRO, Egypt, May 30 (ft -The British embassy reported 20 armed Egyptians “plundered and set ablaze” a British government store in Port Said last night, causing damage estimated at more than a million dollars.
The gang overpowered night guards, stole some equipment and set fire to the rest, a British spokesman said. There were no casualties.
The store housed supplies for troopships passing through the Suez Canal.
NEW YORK. May 30 (A*'—Adlal E. Stevenson said today he sees no early prospect of a world war but there may be Soviet pressure at “every soft spot in the free world ... for as long as we live.” The 1952 Democratic candidate for president said in a recorded radio broadcast (CBS — “The World Today”):
“I haven’t thought that a world war was imminent for a good many years, nor do I see an early prospect of it now unless we were to precipitate it, and I don’t think we are.”
He said the pattern of Communist aggression since World War II has been a matter of “pressing here and there in every vacuum and every soft spot in the free world.”
He added, “It will be these peripheral kinds of pressures «gainst us that will be incessant and may be for as long as we live.” Stevenson called for a proper balance between the threat of ag-
gression from outside the country and the danger of subversion from within. He continued;
“One can’t minimize or discount or underestimate in any way the danger of subversion from within. But I think that, when it serves to preoccupy our attention to the extent that it has, then it creates unreasoning fears, hysteria.
“Any diversion from major problems of our times defeats its own end and serves the enemy’s purpose I think, of course, the major problems of our, time are external, not internal . .
Regarding the 1954 congressional elections, Stevenson said he thinks “it’s possible, if not certain, that the Democrats will substantially increase their representation in the House and probably in the Senate, too.”
Asked about his plans for the summer of 1956, a presidential election year, be laughed and then replied: “Well I don’t think I'm prepared to answer that. But if I did, it might fool you."