Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas
PARTLY CLOUDY, MILDŒlje Mene Reporter
I'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" ByronVOL. LXXIV, NO. 113 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, OCT. 8,' 1954—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
Senators Hit Dixon-Yales Contract Form
WASHINGTON. Oct 7 .*•— A report by the Atomic Energy Commission that it has approved the form of a controversial private power contract with the Dixon-Yates group drew an angry protest from two senators today.
Sen Langer (R-ND1, chairman of a Senate Antimonopoly subcom- j mittee, and Sen. Kefauver <D-Tenn . a member, charged that the AEC had not shown “proper; respect” for the subcommittee in acting on the contract.
In the name of the subcommittee. they demanded a copy of the minutes of the AEC meeting at which approval was agreed on. j plus a report on how each commissioner voted.
K. D. Nichols, AEC's general manager, had just notified Lunger's group that the form of the contract had been approved Oct. 5 but that no binding agreement had been made wih the Dixon-Yates combination.
The AEC is negotiating with Dixon Yates for the construction of a private power plant at West I Memphis, Ark. The 107-million-dol- j lar installation would furnish power to the Memphis area over the lines of the Tennessee Valley Authority. replacing electricity TV A has switched to AEC facilities at Paducah, Ky.
Nichols’ report was in answer to a request by the subcommittee lor information on the exact status j of the politically explosive negotiations.
Kefauver said at a subeomniit- j tee session that he objected seriously to approval of the contract | fonrt in the lace of two subcommittee requests that finalization of the contract be delayed until a con- : gress tonal investigation of the contract and the companies involved :n it is completed.
AT LUBBOCK TRIAL
Arms Pact Appears Favored by France
Vote on issue
May Be Tonight
PARIS. Oct. 7 i/P) — Premier Pierre Mendes-France today threw his popularity and prestige squarely on the parliamentary scales in favor of rearming West Germany under the nine-nation London agreements.
At *he end of an hour-long appeal to the National As-| sembly, the Premier appeared to have tilted the balance i strongly in his favor for the first vote which will probably 1 come tomorrow night.
Red-Trained Troops Head For Hanoi
Prominent Socialist and Popular Republican (MRP) deputies predicted Mendes-France will get between 330 and 380 votes, well over the 314 absolute majority.
In a careful, restrained report on the London negotiations, the | Premier urged the Assembly — | which killed the European army entry into an integrated defense plan ' EDC • — to endorse German entry into an integrated defense force under a revived Brussels Treaty and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
The Socialists. Assembly sources said, are likely to tie some strings to their approval, notably a satis-
‘YOU BETCHA IT'S GOOD’—Beaming with joy and pride is Ray V aughn Willis, snapped in a moment of delight at Thursday night’s Police Department picnic at Cobb Park. Ravs pop is Patrolman Troy Willis, 725 Shelton St. (Staff Photo by Bob Gulley).
Abilene Mon Sent To Jail for Fraud
LUBBOCK, Oct 7 — Weldon I Jr., of Abilene, convicted ir fraud Tuesday by a V S Court Liry. wait sentenced Thursday to
wo months in jail and assessed a S.diw fine
Russell was the last of seven Abl* •man* tried on charges of fraud i connection with V K housing sans He was the only one of the even given time to be served and he fine assessed him was larger ban any of the others except sev n fines muling charged
gainst Raymond Thomason Sr.
Appeal Planned William H Evans and Charles B ones. Lubbock attorneys who rep esented Ru'M'H announced they . ould appeal the judgment Ru>sell was originally named in
Insurance Co. Wednesday and Thursday on a similar indictment wa» dt-.m'-»ed at S 10 p m Thursday after reporting to Judge Dooley they were ropelessly deadlocked.
The jury m the Huls and Great Plains lute Insurance case deliberated from 10:45 a m, until 5 p.m. Thursday, taking one hour for lunch.
Huls, now of Lubbock, formerly lived in Stamford where he served as a city alderman He and the Lie insurance company of which he is vice president wore charged in an indictment vs ith four counts. Judge Dooley dismissed three of the count* and submitted only one to the jury.
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Police Close In on Park - -For Picnic
The wives and kids tagged along Thursday night when Abilene policemen closed in on Cobb Park tor their 18th annual departmental picnic.
The affair attracted politician«, city and county officials, lawyers, miscellaneous dignitaries — and
factory solution of the French-Ger-, man dispute over the Saar’s industrial wealth. But the Premier reiterated he felt the same way and said he intends to submit the rearmament plan and a Saar solution to Parliament for ratification simultaneously.
Mendes-France asked for parti*- , sion
mentarv approval of the outlines J ^ 4 ___
of the London agreements and authority to fill in the details ir. the forthcoming Ministerial conferences later this month. The Assembly was not asked to vote on any treaty text at this time.
To heavy and prolonged applause. M e n d e s-France hailed Briain’s pledges to keep troops on the continent indefinitely, and said he has no further objections to
HANOI. Indochina. Oct. 7 t.T —
This ancient city, once one of the brightest jewels in France's colonial crown, supinely awaits the arrival tomorrow of Moscow-trained Ho Chi Mmh's army.
Early in the morning. Communist-led Vietminh forces will march into Hanoi as French troops begin to pull back toward Haiphong on
the coast. The Vietminh take-__________
over under the Geneva truce agree-
ment will be gradual. By Sunday A I |f*F AFTER/^ATH night, under the eyes of a tripar-tite international commission, the victors of Dien Bien Phu will have
NO TRUCE, BUT SMILES — Marilyn Monroe had smiles Thursday after returning to her studio to resume a comedy movie. Here, she appears during happier days with Joe DiMaggio, whom she is divorcing. Story, Page 2-A.
Yesterday morning the Vietminh trudged into Hadong. 10 miles due south of Hanoi, without incident.
As Uie French withdrew and the Communist-led forces clanked in, the townspeople retreated discreetly behind closed doors. After they
Bartender Tells Of Murder Plan
v v.w^. —--------, WACO. Oct 7 .?•—The state to- fered to sell his testimony to the
u ere reassured nothing was going day agajn sought to forge a killer’s j highest bidder, to happen to them, they poked bond between Alfredo Cervantes j c^ . as sentenced to 99 years
their noses out. then ventured out- and Mano ,E1 Turko» Sapet in the 7*** ¡1 th.
doors. They pot up a victory arch slaving that (.red bitter >«r “ 3 «“p.rator m the
in the Street, and Red flags burst feuds in South Texas’ 79th District, slaying. Cervantes has never been bringing West^rmanyTnto VATO out in profusion. j Gumescindo Montez Gonzales, arrested and is believed hiding in
as a full member. By nightfall the Vietminh had 33 a part-time bartender and baker Mexico.
He pointed out that British For- occupied Van Dinh. six miles south frum \Uevo Laredo, Mex„ testified jbe defense contends Alaniz
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Judge D *ole> imputed a »entente two month« tn jail on each of t f:\e count». 1 tree of the month terms were set to be mm v • 1 concurrently and the other two tins, also fixed concurrently, ere probated for 11 months on mdiuon that Russell pay the $3.-O fine within <0 days
Released 01 Bond lie was released on $2.500 appea md after being aentsactd Bon«k*-ten for Russel! were H B Heo* :ix. Abilene insurance and loan tan. and Merlin R. Clary opera* >1 ol the North Park Lumber Co Abilene
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maintaining four divisions and a, Vietminh representatives. Four uiuvruaiirvua I..*.»««« .v- — tactical air force on the continent hundred administrative officials even policemen Close to M per- ax jong ^ a majority of the Brus- moved in Tuesday for an inventory sons were on hand. ^]s Treaty members desire. He of buildings and equipment the
After enicee Dan Sorrells read saicj thls represented more than French are leaving behind. A a lengthy list of big names. follow- j hali 0f Britain's available military j spokesman complained tonight that ed by speeches of mutual apprecia- gtrengin. ‘ *
tion. Uie lines formed for a supper j _ -
of barbecue, bread, beans, potato salad, pickles, onions, coffee and Pit* ^ .
*‘Just a big old family affair, observed Cipt. C. A. \eteto, wfio handled arrangements with Li G C Chronister under the direction of Chief C Z Hallmark The local highw*ay patrol unit patroled the city while policemen attended the feed
learned of the plot agatnst Floyd and. because of past favors from
2 Witnesses Start Parr Tax Hearing
HOI STON. Oct 7 ,r—*Two witnesses were heard today* bv a federal grand jury investigating George B Parr's income tax returns.
They wore Mi«» Jewell Mayfield.
I former assist ant cashier, and Mrs Christine Ray, former employe at j the Texas Stall Bank of Alice. Both I now are employed at the First
...... State Bank of .Alice, successor to
I uited States to pinpoint targets the liquidated bank which the Du* for future A-bomb attack. |val County political boss headed.
Diesel Planes Used
WASHINGTON. Oct 7 *-Amer icon Aviation magazine »a.«i Thui-day that Russian du*«el engine air planes may be flying over tlw
Cervantes told him he was coming
Hanoi already has >een its first to Texas to kill someone because ____
“he had to.” j the South Texas political leader.
That. Gonzales said, was two called him to a secret meeting the weeks before Jacob S. Floyd Jr. night of the shooting and told him was fatally wounded in Alice, Tex., about the plot.
Sept. 8, 1952. j Young Floyd was killed as Floyd
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400 tons of essential material are 1 * came ^ ^ trial the outskirts of Alice.
missing from the postal, teegrapi Alaniz. 59. an attorney in Gonzales testified through three
and telephone services , f er I Duval County. He * charged in the ■ interpreters:
a ' tuudv conference, the Vrench slaying and is being tried as an f He Uved with Cervantes and Sa
ji rrrrri * to return the eauipment accomplice. The state claims Ala- three months in Nuevo Laredo. S?** Sr-SLTHS: nii was :n league »¡ih the plotters £nanles ,oM Go«*te, he »as h nTbvS.ittudjiy a vlet11lmh oifT- ■" 3 Mealh (rap the slam south's comlng t0 km someone
£ui .aid * lather said »as set (or him because Ht, las, saw Cersantes on Sept. 9
Hanoi s main street. Rue Paul <* ' P°llucs " . , „ . and 10. 19S2 in Nuevo Laredo^er-
Bert i- a desolate line oI shuttered Percy Foreman, defense aUornej i ,-antes told him « the 9th sapet shops and empty eaies. The Cafe (or Atanu. on cross-examination,, »ould be down the ne*»d»s de la Paix and the Taveme Royale med to linger Gowales as a pro-, The last thing Cervantes toWI him «Inch front on the picturesque fessional t«>l shark" who had ot »a» to be sure and keep the house
little lake m the center of the city were closed tight.
4 Die, 3 Presumed Dead
As Pecos Valley Floods
Job Picture Holds Stable
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stable for a third straight month. ; !
A joint statement by Commerce s KASiT , ^ x’ _ rtnb t-fc>udy utr©u*s Secretarv Weeks arid 1 .abor Sec- sjiuid«» «»oa.
that Sapet had rented clean. He hasn’t seen Cervantes since and never saw Sapet again.
Gonzales to Stand Gonzales testified he had lived and worked off and on in San Antonio the past year. He said he went there after Texas Ranger Johnny Kiev enhagen got him a permit to enter the United Stales.
Bundestag In Germany Backs Plan
BONN, Germany, Oct. 7 UP — Chancellor Konrad Adenauer tonight won overwhelming parliamentary support for his policy of bringing a rearmed West Germany into the Western Alliance.
In an uncounted show of hands, the m a j o r i t y of the Bundestag • lower house) accepted the London agreement to allow Bonn to raise 12 divisions and an air force as member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
The vote amounted to a vote of confidence for Adenauer’s policy and a swift answer to Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov’s latest bid to block Wrest German rearmament by dangling new hopes of German reunification.
The West German Socialists, who have 151 seats in the 487-member chamber, voted against the motion.
A Socialist countermotion calling for another try for a settlement with the F.ussians before committing the Western half of Germany to the free world alliance was shunted aside into the oblivion of committee study.
The vote came after more than 11 hours of debate on the Chancellor's report on the results of the London conference.
Political leaders in France and Britain also refused to be diverted from their plans for Germany by Molotov’s bid for another four-power conference.
Hang Over Brings Fog
Visibility fell to one-half nv.le at 9:30 p.m. Thursday as log closed in on the Abilene area.
The murky atmospheric condition was caused by condensation by the cool night air of moisture m the air hanging over from this week’s rams.
Skies to Clear Day-time heat was expected to return the fog to vapor and clear skies in the vicinity by 9 or 10 a.m. Friday.
The official U. S. Department of Commerce Weather Bureau forecast Thursday night made no mention of ram. The forecaster did say however, that there might be a light drizzle sometime Friday A trace of ram fell Thursday. The fall was just enough to make use of windshield wipers necessary at Unties during the day.
Warm-l'p in Store A gradual warm-up is in store. Friday's high will be near 80 as compared with a maximum of 72 Thursday. Saturday’s high will be near 85. the weatherman said. The low Friday night will be in the mid-60 s. This compares with a low of 62 the previous night.
A light drizzle of rain was reported Thursday at Merkel and .11 was recorded at Snyder.
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Sheriff Harry I’uryear reported tbo body ut ttw fourth identified »ntmi of the IVi'*!1 \ jilej s worst thud disaster in years "••' recow* ered late today five mtles west ul Hi '»w ell
I'uryeat said he wa* Janie» T, Mci'utcheun, an employe of the \« w Mexico Trankportatmn CO In Ruawel) hull utt»»utg )« Frank riHNtia» als«« a bus company em i4o> e
The -.iteriti » ««d livCutcheon ami Thomas wert »wept off the highway bv flood w atm Ut lite Barrendo River tn a pickup truck The two men wete gomg to the aid of ov « fdue buses,
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were Ihose ot two men named No lor io tate about the u4hw k* and ait uiudetttuu*d Negro Uiy af atKNit I
lYeos erupt * brown water utg 1‘tn os and in* ive towns Roswell w.«s standing bv to« a fresh a»aull a» water continued to pour into town. Itagerman Doxttr. llte worst hit contmur about 13 mile» downstream* were j »till lighting the flood waters and looking for their dead tonight i At testa was flooded and evac-• uattng same areas, but no w ater forced its way uito the business sevtion tine residential area was half flooded and 30 homes evacuated Carlsbad was standing by Ttie Red Cross lit St laKlia an nounced it had dtspatt lied s«x tsa-
win kart to Roswell s placed the number .mte lest at 2d0.
retarv Mitchell said employment picked up substantially in agriculture and among returning school teachers. Modest gains were re-were sheltered in ported tn some factory ami trade Military Institute activities.
J Roswell High School Red j There was the usual large with* the Fourth Army, and Walk drawal of students from the suin-
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Communication line» broke down Only word tram the Hagerntan area, where the deaths ami pre sumevi death« ovcurred, came over, a spvn'ial wire strung info Roswell by the Red Cross Highways dissolved or were buried under several feet oi water • One sev turn of thv* Santa Ke Rail way track near iiexter was washed 30 to Si leet from Ha bed by the rushing water» over a mile and a half stretch I’Umes ttuldn t land here b* cause ot fight incite* ot water on the runways And it was still raining late today
Farmer Tom McNeil of the Hag ermun area told of standing on the bank of the swollen Pecos and helpiev-tv watching tin* drowning| ot tin w* Mexican national faun la I borei»
provided food mer jobs
| The sec ret arte» gave these tig ures:
Employed—Down 133 000. from 62.27f .0U0 -an August to 62.144 (XX) us September
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FINES, JAIL TERMS GIVEN BUT ARE ALL PAID, SERVED?
Defendants in Taylor County court often draw stiff
tines and jail terms
Hut many of the fines are ne\ er paid nor the sentences
lit .11 cases during the last 18 months more than $5,000 in fines are delinquent and 21 months in accumulated jail sentences have not been served, a Reporter-New s survey showed Thursday.
For the full story see Page 1-B
WASHINGTON, Oct 7 e -Rep Prince H. Preston iD-Gat was de-»cribed to Senate investigators today a« a hidden stockholder tn a Arm which netted 1143,000 on an initial investment ot I7.0U0 in a government-insured housuig proj* ect.
William A Bowen, mayor of Statesboro, Ga, Preston s home town, testified that he held for the congressman a one third interest in Bowen-Stuuiy Enterprises, which obtained an KRA msui aitce mortgage for cvmsiruction of the Nelson Vpartments m Savannah, Ga , in 1050
When the project was almost completed. Bowen told the Senate Banking Committee, Bowen Sundy Enterprises sold it* »lock to Byck-Worrell. the construcUon company, for $150 iax).
He reported that Preston. James I. Sundy and himself each received • net profit of about $47.6ix> on individual Investment* approximating $2,333.
Anticipating Bowen * te*timony, Preston sad in Stateaboro last night that the investigating com-mittee. beaded by Sen. Capohart • Rind1, was trying **to mak# political capital on the eve of the November election of a legitimate business enterprise ’
Denies lailueaee "I assure you that At no timo did 1 use my office to influence any ofticial,” he said in a speech in which he accepted nomination for a fifth term in the House from the 1st District Democratic convention.
“There was not one federal dollar involved and there wa* no guarantee ot any bun by the government ”
William Simon, counsel for the Ranking Committee, asked Bowen today why the stock was not ia-suod in Preston's name if he put up one-third of the money.
”1 don’t know,** the mayor replied “Probably for business reasons He asked me to hold it tor him.”