Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 151 Associated Prea( API
ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOV. 17. 1954—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
Another Censure Charge
Slated Against McCarthy
U.S. Suspends 12
Officials in Texas
AUSTIN. Nov. 16 ije-Suspension of 12 employees of the Internal Revenue Service’s Southern District of Texas for 90 days was disclosed here today.
P.V. Lomonte, acting district director, confirmed the suspensions had been ordered by the national office of the Civil Service Commission in Washington, D.C.
Lomonte said the employees. Including one branch chief, a collection cashier, and 10 collection officers, were suspended until the end of January, 1955, for alleged violations of the Hatch Act in 19.50.
Six work in Austin; the others
$238,282 Bid On Wing HQ At Air Base
ACTRESS LINDA DARNEI.L .. . stepping back into airliner
ABILENE AIR CHILLING
Linda Darnell Pays Brief Visit on Way to Lubbock
Linda Darnell, raven-haired film | beauty, stepped off a plane in Abi-1 lens lor a few minutes Tuesday * night. She was en route to Lub-1 bock. j
“I’m going to Lubbock for the unveiling of Peter Hurd’s mural at' Texas Tech.” she said. “He is a; neighbor of mine out in New Mexico, where I have a ranch, and I saw sketches of the mural when i he was planning it. I am quite j anxious to see it.” |
Hurd worked for about two years on the murals, which are in the Museum at Texas Technological College.
Miss Darnell is also looking forward to the days beyond the unveiling of the murals, for she is to meet her daughter. Lola. 7. in Albuquerque, and they will fly back to New York to spend the Thanksgiving holidays together. Lola is
Milo J. Choate and Co. of Tyler was apparent low bidder Tuesday for construction of a wing headquarters building at Abilene Air Force Base.
in school in California.
Wearing a winter suit, offset by an antiqued medallion hanging on | a light chain at her throat. Miss I Darnell shivered slightly as the propellor backwash from another | Pioneer Airlines plane whipped thfe chill night arr about her. “It was ■ warm in Dallas when I left there,” she said.
Asked if she had been visiting in Dallas, where her family lives.' Miss Darnell said that she had! just returned from Europe. “I wasn’t working on a picture, but 1 was talking to them about a picture which will be made in Rome,” she said.
Her last picture was a 3-D thriller, “Second Chance,” in which she co-starred with Robert Mitchum The picture was filmed in South , America. i
The Choate bid, which was opened with five others at the Fort W’orth District office of the Corpe •f Engineers Tuesday eftemoon was for $238.282.
Second lowest bid was that of the V. N. Construction Co. of Lubbock, whose bid was $245,937.
Bids are now being studied at the Fort Worth office. The contractor will have 240 days to complete the job. ^
During the remainder of this month bids on a number of other jobs at the base will be opened.
Wednesday bids on the pump station will be opened, and Thursday bids on the maintenance hangar and apron, a multi-million dollar job. will be opened.
Other bids scheduled to be opened. and the dates, are: Squadron headquarters and operations building, Nov. 23; officers mess. Nov. 24; cold storage and meat cutting plant, Nov. 24; engine repair shop, and aircraft parking and maintenance apron, Nov. 30. The latter is another multi-million dollar job.
Federal Examiner Proposes
Ending Railway Segregation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 Examiner Howard Hosmer recommended to the Interstate Commerce Commission today that it issue an order “prohibiting the continuance” of racial segregation on Interstate passenger trains.
Hosmer said such practices, on some railroads, violate the Interstate Commerce Act which provides there shall be no “undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage” among passengers.
In finding there is a law violation, Hosmer differed from another ICC examiner. Isadore Freidson. On Sept. 30 Freidson held there was no constitutional provision or
federal law which prohibits “reasonable segregation” of white and Negro passengers traveling in interstate commerce.
Freidson’s ruling stirred Negro groups to action. They were joined Oct. 19 by Atty. Gen. Brownell who filed a brief in the case with the ICC. saying:
“The time has come for this commission ... to declare unequivocally that a Negro passenger is free to travel the length and breadth of this country in the same manner as any other passenger.”
Hosmer’s recommendation was to sustain a complaint filed against
Gas Rate Freeze
Stay Is Granted
CW ORLEANS, Nov. 16 •A'— >ral Circuit Judge Wayne Bo-said today he has granted nolia Petroleum Co. a tempo slay of the Federal Power mission’s controversial Order
rah. of the U.S. 5th Circuit L of Appeals, said he granted stay “to preserve the status of the case pending litigation, p-ould not comment further, der the order 174-A issued last 6 the FPC assumed jurisdic-over independent producers gatherers of natural gas which ?s in interstate commerce. The r stemmed from the U.S. Su-le Court’s decision in the Phil-Petroleum Case June 7 saying had authority to regulate producers and gatherera.
The court action here was believed the first such applying directly to order 174-A. Since the order was issued, numerous oilmen have attacked it.
Earlier today Magnolia announced in Dallas it had been advised of the temorary stay. It said the temporary order will be in effect pending final hearings before the court on the FPC order. Magnolia had filed for an injunction directly with the circuit court.
Magnolia said the order was dated Nov. 15 and signed by Borah.
Yesterday. Federal Dist. Judge Ben Connally of Houston declined jurisdiction in Magnolia’s injunction suit challenging the legality of an FPC order freezing natural gas prices at the wellhead. FPC had posted that ordw July If.
Freidson’s ruling by the National Assn. for the Advance of Colored People.
Rep. Powell (D-NY), a Negro congressman, also had objected in a letter to the ICC. Powell made public a replying letter from Chairman Richard F. Mitchell of the ICC saying that the case still had to be decided by the full commission and that he could not understand Freidson’s reasoning.
Lawyers for the NAACP filed their complaint against more than a dozen railroads as a test of segregation practices. Some of the roads said they maintained separate or divided accommodations for the races to meet the laws and customs of their areas: some of them denied they practiced segregation.
Whereas Freidson said there was nothing in the law to prevent reasonable segregation in the operation of a private business. Hosmer contended:
“The disadvantage to a traveler who is assigned accommodations or facilities so designated as to imply his inherent inferiority solely because of his race certainly is unreasonable.”
are in Houston, Galveston. El Paso, W’aco, Victoria and Uvalde.
Speaking for District Director Robert L. Phinney, who is attending a conference in W’ashington, Ix)monte said Phinney had authorized him to make the following statement:
“These suspensions have been! ordered by the Civil Service Com-ml.s.sion and are for violation of the Hatch Act in 1950 prior to the reorganization of the Internal Revenue Service,
“This action has no bearing on the integrity or efficiency of the individuals concerned. They hone.st-ly admitted their violation and are being disciplined for it. They will return to us wth a clean slate Jan. 31 of next year.”
The suspended officials, named by Iximonte. are Colon H Bobbitt, chief of the collection division’s delinquent accounts and returns branch, Austin: Helen W. Loar, collections cashier. Austin: and the following collection officers: Colbert H. Glenn. William R. Nowot-ny, Jewell A. Richards, and Marshall Hubbell. all of Austin; Marline S. Ludrigsen. Waco: Howard G. Hall. Victoria: Wilbur G.
Park. Uvalde: Welborn R. Cook, Houston; Vaughan Clark, El Paso; j and S. P. Stubbs. Galveston. i The Hatch Act prohibits federal; employees from using their office i for solicitation or acceptance of funds f«r political purposes.
Former Internal Revenue Dla-trict Director Frank Scofield »f Austin was head of this district at the time of the alleged violations. He was acquitted in Federal-District Court in June on six counts of violating the act.
Phinney replaced Scofield as director in 1952.
WATER BABY—She’s been swimming since she was 10 days old and at the ripe oid age of one year Julie Sheldon now is an underwater expert. Here Julie dives for a rattle held between the toes of her grandmother, Mrs. Jen Loven, in Hollywood, Calif, _
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (/P)-—Sen. Bennett (R-Utah) announced tonig^ht he would file a new censure count against Sen. McCarthy (R-W'Ls) based on McCarthy’s “Communist handmaiden” attack on the Watkins committee and its chairman.
Bennett made the announcement on the Senate floor after his fellow Utah Republican, Sen. Watkins, called for the bringing of such an additional Indictment on the ground McCarthy has been guilty of indecent contempt “right under our noses.”
McCarthy .scoffed at the move to file a third ceasure charge agaiast him. He said it added an Alice in Wonderland note to a procedure that is getting “curiouser and curiouser.”
Watkins, in a flareup of blazing indignation, declared he would file a new contempt
U.S. Policy Okay
Now, Dulles Soys
County Treasurer Not to Be Named For About Week
Taylor County was without a county treasurer Tuesday and probably will be for about a week.
The death Saturday of J. R.
Clark, who was nearing the end ____________
of his 12th year in office, left the mainland, conceivably
W’ASHINGTON, Nov. 18 ifL-Sec-retary of State Dulles said today he saw no need for a full dress reappraisal of American policy toward Russia, as proposed by Senate Republican leader Knowland of California,
“I do not myself see any immediate emergency which requires, past, either that review or discussion should be on any different basis from what it normally is.” he told his news conference.
Dulles also stated, in what was a fresh warning to the Chinese Communists, that any attack on the Chinese Nationalist stronghold of Formosa would mean hostilities with the United States.
Could Defend Teachers He said the Anerican 7th Fleet, which is assigned to guarding the island of Formosa off the Chinese could go
the deeds of Soviet Communists and their associates.”
Dulles said he is ready and willing to continue discussing foreign policy before congressional committees, in speeches, within government councils and at news conferences, as he has done in the
Bronte School Contract Lei
BRONTE. Nov. 16 — Sanders Construction Co, of Sherman Tuesday was awarded the contract for building a new grade school building here.
Base bid was $239,000. Closest
into action to defend the Tachen i bidder was Kelly Construction Co.
Mr. Clark did not announce for, Islands, some 200 miles north of
re-election this year and Mrs. Bob Haile was nominated in the Democratic primary and elected to the office Nov. 2.
It will be up to the county commissioners court to name a successor to Mr. Clark to serve until Jan. 1 when Mrs. Haile will take office.
However, to appoint a court official the commissioners court is required to have a quorum consisting of all four commissioners or the county judge and three commissioners.
Because County Judge Reed In-galsbe and Commissioner Claude Newberry are both away on deer hunting trips this week the appointment of a new county treasurer will have to await the return of one or the other.
Hungary Reports Field, Wife Freed
LONDON, Nov. 16 (AV-The Budapest radio said tonight Communist Hungary has freed Noel Field and his wife. Herta, who have been in prison there on spy charges since 1949. Field is a former American State Department man.
The broadcast, heard here, said the case against loem recently was reviewed and the conclusion was reached that the charges could not be aubatantiatfd.
CANDLES JUST LIKE MATCHES
The case of lighted birthday candies vs mattre.ss got a little too hot to handle at Judge Reed Ingalsbe’s 1609 Shelton St. residence Tuesday night so firemen were summoned to toss it out—in this case the mattres.s.
Dar.iage was confined to the mattress as four fire trucks answered the alarm at 8:16 p.m.
Assistant Fire Chief G. I. Powell said that the fire apparently started while children were playing with lighted birthday candles whirii were left over from a birthday party given earlier that evening.
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But the secretary declined to say definitely that the Tachen chain would be defended, although he noted it is the site of radar devices which warn Formosa of any air attack from Red bases around
See* No Stalemate
Apparently w i th firm White House support, Dulles made It clear that he disagrees with Know-land’s view that present American policy is leading toward an “atomic stalemate” which opens the way for “nibbling aggression” by Russia. Knowland expressed his views in a Senate speech yesterday.
“I think om foreign policy has taken into account all necessary elements.” Dulles said.
“We don’t know very clearly just what is behind the Soviet words. In a sense, you may say that their soft words involve in themselves some change of tactics.
“But one must look behind the words to see what the deeds are, and 1 don’t perceive as yet any change in the actions, the conduct.
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of San Angelo with $247,870.
School Board president Jesse Parker opened 17 tuds at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Construction is to begin arountj the first of December, said School Supt. 0. K. Wolfenbarger. The contractors have 250 c a 1 et.n d a r days to complete the building. Bronte plans to open school next fall in the building, Wolfenbarger stated.
The new school will be built north of the present structure. It will have 12 classrooms, a cafeteria, auditorium, and offices.
Architects for the modern, qne-story building are Wilson, Patterson It Associates of Fort Worth.
The present building will be converted into a high school.
charge agianst McCarthy if nobody else did.
Before the day's debate ended. Bennett announced he would seek to amend the present censure resolution hy adding a count that McCarthy has “shown contempt for the Senate by his personal attack on the chairman of the < Watkins) committee and the committee itself.”
Hadn’t Made Stand
Bennett, a former president of the National .Assn. of Manufacturers, had not declared his stand on the question of rebuking McCarthy on the other grounds recommended by the Watkins committee.
And he said today he still was not stating his position. In announcing he would oiler the new count, he said “the Senate should have the right to pass” on the question whether McCarthy should be censured for his attacks on the Watkins group. He addsd:
“I have the obligation in defense of the honor of my colleague and of the great state we both serve to introduce an amendment to the report which will bring this problem before the Senate for its consideration.”
This new censure move stems from McCarthy’s statement last Wednesday that the Watkins group , acted as an “unwitting handmaid-' en of the Communist party” when it recommended censure for him on the other two counts—contempt: of a Senate committee and giving | abusive treatment to an Army | general.
Never Made Speech McCarthy released that statement in advance and said he planned to make it as a speech on the Senate floor. Instead he put it into the Congressional Record as a statement, but he repeated the “Communist handmaiden” charge in subsequent floor debate.
Watkins—who protested that his own conduct has been called “cowardly" by McCarthy—flared up indignantly at the end of a IcMig and generally mild speech, telling the Senate a third count should be added to the resolution on file against McCarthy.
Ami if nobody else files such a count, declared Watkins, his voice quivering with emotion, then “the man who has been called a coward from Utah will do it,"
Just before today’s session ended a McCarthy supporter, Sen. Malone (R-Nev), announced he would move for a vote Friday or Saturday on rejecting the Watkins committee’s censure recommendations.
French Chief Arrives Today In Washington
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 1^ — Pierre Mendes-Franee arrives in Washington tomorrow to explain, as he put it. to the U. S. government and public that his policy as premier of France Is “simple and clear” and “inspired by several high principles.” Mendes-France’s visit to the capital Inevitably will be compared with that of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer only three weeks ago.
Adenauer received a warm (rf-flcial welcome keyniHed by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles* description of him as “one of the truly great men of our timiM.”
Lately, the level of ^teem hi which France, and Mendeg -France himself, are held in the United Stales has dipped and climbed sharply.
Girl, 15, Held In Ilrangling 0f6-Year-0ld
ROCKVILLE. Md.. Nov. 16 m-~ A six-year-old girl was strangled with a dish towel today and police announced they were questioning her 15-year-old married stepsister.
Katherine Nadine Bannister was found by police with a dish towel looped around her neck and tied to a door knob in an upstairs bedroom of her home here.
Police said a person who identifia! herself as the stepsister, Mrs. Marion Mosley, called the Rockville station and told dispatcher F. S. Mnxley, “My sister has been choked to death and 1 know who did it.”
Police said Moxley asked who did it and the caller replied, “I did it with a towel” Moxley then asked why. According to investigators, the caller replied, “I hated her.”
Police said the teenager later told them the strangling took place after she had an argument with her stepmother, Mrs. William Bannister.
streetcar gassengers were killed and more than 30 in-
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jured in the collision of this trolley and big furniture semi-trailer in Chicago. Pouct said the truck sideswiped a safety island and jack-knifed into the streetcar. ^