Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 126 Associated Press (AP)
ABTI.KNR. TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 22. 1954-TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO^SEC^
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
WASHINGTON. Oct. 21 (ifL-Ar-kan.«;a.s banker Arthur E. McLean today termed the Arkansas Power 4 Light Co. a “most corrupt and ruthless” arm of the controversial Dixon-Yates Public Utility group.
McLean, long-time critic of Arkansas Power, was testifying under oath before the Senate Antimo-n<H>oly subcommittee which Ls exploring in public hearings the hotly disputed private power contract President Eisenhower has ordered negotiated with the Dixon-Yates companies.
One of these is Middle South Utilities. Inc.. headed by Edgar H. Dixon, and the parent company of Arkansas Power. The other group is ilie Southern Co.. headed by E. A. Yates.
Warns Ciovemment tender the proposed contract the Dixon-Yates group would build a generating plant at West Memphis. Ark., to feed private power into the public power lines of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The plan is a major issue in some areas in the current congressional election campaign Mcl^an. 62. president of the Commercial National Bank of Little Rock. Ark . told the subcommittee he knew’ nothing about the Dixon-Yates contract but that the government would be wise to use , extreme caution in entering into any contract with a parent of Ar-
He said “a national acandal could be the price of carelwsness McLean charged that .Arkansas Power has practiced “bribery
been signed. AEG is the contracting agent since the private power would replace TVA electricity channeled to AEG installations at Paducah, Ky.
McLean described himself as an admirer of President Eisenhower. He said one reason for giving his testimony is a desire to keep “his (Eisenhower’s) administration from becoming involved in any national scandal.
“If the contract is a fast negotiated deal.” he said, “they may see the administration sold down the river by greed in the hope of accumulating a few million dollars.”
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FBI Nabs Top Puerto Rican Red
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (/A—The Justice Department said tonight Ramon Mirabal Garrion, 41, secretary general of the Gommunist party in Puerto Rico, had been arrested in Hidalgo, Texas, on charges he advocated the violent overthrow of the U. S. government.
Mirabal Garrion was taken into cu-stody by FBI agents.
Edgar Hoover, director of the
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FBI, said Mirabal Garrion s arrest was made in conjunction with the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS seizure yesterday of 10 other lead- President Eisenhower stepped ing members of the Puerto Rican | deeply into the political battles Gommunist party in New York Thursday, and party chairmen
Chairmen Fire Away
Jersey Candidate Gets New Backing
Gity and Puerto Rico.
Hoover said Mirabal Garrion disappeared from his San Juan, Puerto Rico, home on June 27, this year, and “entered the Gommunist party’s underground network."
He was specifically charged with violating the Smith Act. which forbids the advocacy of the forcible overthrow of this government.
Western Union Is
PARIS. Oct. 21 Cfi-Nine anticommunist allies of the Western world reached a historic agreement tonight on formation of the
rower h« general 1 Western European Union. It will
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routine for years and years.
He said the government should get “the best brain* mi
see that the brains are honest to examine the proposed contract
Approved. Not signed
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include the arms and men of an all but fully sovereign West Germany.
ForelfSt minister* of the nine nations virtually completed t h e agreement* here today, including the forging of tight controls over Germany’s military ptXenlial for the rest of Ihi* century Details nere being hammered out *o that
this century — won the approval of her partners for a far-reaching pattern of control which will bar the Germans from raising unlimited forces or making atomic weapons without French consent until 1998
The other members of the W’est-ern European Union—belter known as the Brussels .Alliance of 1946
are Britain. France. Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg.
treaties that wUl link West Ger many to NATO.
Agreement to bring Hie B«m ee-
I public into tht propoaed »even na-; P”« Western European Union-adding We*t Germany and Italy *NoaTW cKNTPSL lo Uw already omanifed Benelux
organisation - foUowed quickly ijksr AM) J **^ui- afier the American. British.
, French and West German minis-leij. agreed on term* to end the . nearly Ib-year occupation of Ger-I ;j..i;iy and rej.lore, with a fevi ex-fceptu»««. complete sovereignty to that part of the divided nation.
each government may soon ask ' CAR 41 PENNIES!
ratification by their parliaments of
traded new blows in their efforts to win control of Gongress Nov. 2.
Eisenhower, as expected, put in a strong plug in New York yesterday for Sen. Irving Ives, running against Democrat Avereil Harri-man for the governorship of New York.
He also met with former Rep. Glifford Gase, who is getting some opposition from Republicans in his race for senator from New Jersey against Democratic Rep. Gharles R. Howell. The W’hite House reported afterward that Eisenhower’s support for Case “has not changed one iota.”
Eisenhower sprang a surprise with a 40-mile automobile campaign tour of New York City in behalf of the hard-pressed Ives, who is trailing Harriman in several newspaper polls. He. Ives and Gov. Thomas E. Dewey made the rounds in a glass-roofed parade car.
Unheralded in advance, the cavalcade didn’t attract nearly as much attention as one made through New York ten years earlier by President Roosevelt. The
losses incurred by private health insurance firms through voluntary expansion of their health and medical programs.
When the House ditched the plan last July 13. Republican floor leader Halleck, of Indiana, said it was defeated by (I) those who thought it went too far and (2) those who thought it didn’t go far enough.
With the elections now less than two weeks off. Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell, Republican Chairman Leonard W. Hall and Vice President Nixon poured on more fuel.
Mitchell said in a speech at Birmingham, Ala., that for over a year the Republican administration has refased “to even admit the plain fact that we are in a recession.” He added:
Concern Only Now “Finally, now that a campaign is on, the President and his Cabinet are expressing deep concern about unemployment. If they get past the election Nov. 2, you can bet they won’t be concerned again—that is.
REP. TRUETT LATIMER . . . nothing definite yet
FOR SADLER'S POST
December Vote Set by Shivers
AUSTIN, Oct. 21 (f^ov. Shivers said today he would call a special election early in December to fill the Senate vacancy created by the death of Sen. Harley Sadler of Abilene.
Shivers said he is precluded by the election code from calling a
tually does not occur until after the general election when a candidate has died prior to the election. The governor then must give 30 days notice of the special election, which would place it early in December.
Such special elections are sudden
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special election prior to the Nov. 2 death, wide open affairs with run
30 Days Notice Under the code, he explained from Woodville, the vacancy ac-
Latimer in Race?
not until the beginning of the 1956
State Rep. Truett Latimer w undecided about whether he w-ill trv for the State Senate seat for the 24th District vacated through day that he was the recent death of Senator Harley
But he is “seriously considering” entering the race. Latimer
thev will not run.
Former State Senator Pat Bullock of Colorado City said Wedncs-'considering it.”
The 26-ycar-oId Abilene insur-
Nixon told University of Illinois gyeceeded Sadler as rei>
students the Eisenhower adminis- resentative from this district when tralion has established a foreign i ggdler moved into the Senate place policy that brought peace and is ¿jj He was unopposed for
10th Sheppard Juror Named
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That agreement was reacned by Sixn’Ury ol Stjie John Fuller Dui-If- Hnti»h Foreign Secretary Sir Ant lony Eden. French Premier Pierre .Mende* Fraoi-e and West German Ghancellor Koruad Adenauer.
Frame - thrice inxaded by Germany and tao of tho*e time* ui
Imogirw garrmtng the ottention of 147 68.A r^pecn foe your prodtict, mfYKW or need for »♦># total sum of only 4l per^mes oer
Thor s the »ituor*on i*nen you let WANT ADS ^ork for you •ytry dov. Aod the cost is cnlv 4lc per dov )*be« you place vour od on our »>e«klv rote
C'u-d tw'p but get re-»ulti too, '*hen vouf od riot only completelv blonkets Taylor Cour*-tv, but olso goes mto th# heme* of remiori m mere thon 20 ether sorrrxiodmg counties.
So stort gettir»g results fer vOuf-ie(t through Wont Ads —
tt*e f»x. Letptcc# ot oil peoole Just d»ol 2 784) ond let o tr end ly ott toker help you Word ods ore rect'ved until 4 P. M. doJy ond 12 00 noon on Soturdov for Sundov. Sundoy spoce ods must he received betört 12:00 rsoon Frtdoy,
tial year and had plenty of ad vance fanfare.
Besides taking the trip with Ives and Dewey. Eisenhower delivered a pep talk to New York GOP campaign worker*, telling them;
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“We have tne difficult task of dramattfing and sellmg moderate government, one that is attacked from both sides and I am proud that it 18 But It does make it a little bit hard to explain and de-
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“The one mdispensaWe ingredient in any v;ctory is heart, a belief in what you are doing and the determination that nothing in the wurkJ can stop you from succeeding
Then, last night, the Preaidenl tossed into a speech at an .Al Smith memorial dinner a s’ate-ment that he will try again in January lo gel Congress to pass his health re-in»ur»nce program.
He called it “Uie logical ^lerna-live to socialiied medicine ”
Under it. the governn enl would underw rtle up to 75 per cent of the
MRS. SPANN THANKS ABILENE
Mrs. Christine Spann issued the following statement Thursday afternoon:
“To the good people of Abilene:
“As I sit here watching tmr bouse being built. I cannot begin to express my feelings of appreciation. I couldn't begin to name each separately for the things they did or gave our new home. We will be ao c<Mn* (ortable.
“I regret my children are not oW enough to help me wnte this letter “We will never forget, and util always be grateful.
“May God bles* each and every one of you ”
The family of Jimmy Spann.
CLEVELAND. Oct. 21 J» —Ten jurors were tentatively seated to-i-election last ^ degree murder trial
Latimer said Thur^ay n^^t ha Sheppard. A fuU and
it was "highly , fmal panai wai conceivabl* by
antar tha Sanata '«‘- J“’ nighttall Friday,
he could not say definitely y . Thr*« more housewives were My candidau «idad - including a lady who flndi
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David Ratliff of Stamfora. «omen and four men.
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Sprtag'iSTBap L. L. Armor oljwaeding oiK proca« «un «id »¡and Swaatwitar. hava said datinilaly ' final panai u sworn In.
Some speculation here was over what might happen if there should be a write-in campaign for state senator in the 24th District in the general election.
The attorney general’s office would not comment, but guesses were that the successful candidate -if there should be such a write-in-might contend there was no need for a special election.
Mast File by Date
In a special election such as the one contemplated by Shiver’s, the election code provides that applicants for a place on the ballot must file with the secretary of state no later than 30 days before the date of the election.
For district special elections, this requires a fee of 15.
The code specifies that “the ballot in such special elections ihaU not bear any party desiguations.
The law say* that appUcatkmi to the secretary of aUte must forth the name of the office sought; applicant’s occupation, postofiicg address and county of residen«; age. birthplace, kind of dtixenship i#mgth of residence ia the I county and state. __
CREWS COMPLETE DRAMATIC OPERATION
Mrs. Sponn Presented Keys To Home That Grew in 1 Day
By JIM KATOS Rep#rter-N>w* Üiaff Writer
Christmas has come early Ih» vear for Mrs Christine Spann and her children. Verda Ruth and Jun-
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Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock the .Abilene woman was inreawted
derful.“ she »aid. “I Ju*t caet believe R ia mine. There hate beea «0 many nice surprise».”
Work OB the bouse started at
rRAFTSMFS .%M> TIII IR FIMSIIFll PROIH’CT — Shown here ire 79 workers vyho uhnred Thurstlav to build the Spann home in one day In the foreground ire Mrs.
heii doniled their serucet free. The home, loiited it 741 Westmoreland St . is shown
in thf background K*'*; **''hbrarian""on
fCTnhrK/^rtci v“wg 0«" Hutche^n look the picture
"n ladder tru^k b^iu^ihl ^ Ihe building ..to by the .AbUene Fire Deparlmenl.
the keys to the family's all-new
home at 741 West^land ',.55 Thursday. It was hitend-
U ill free for the 1 that the work wouW begin at 7
policeman hiuband June ^ anxiooe workers
17 by a gunman in Aterkel himned the fun. Probably mort of
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Jimmy Spann, gt'-e The Spann home waf made poe-tibie by big hearted West Central Texana Arta people donated a
them thought of Jimmy Spmn they began work.
The earpeoters had tbeir work complete by 4 10 p m Some two hour» latew. the kUcbee cabinet
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«1 b> Th» Reportcf New» P»rl o< ; lo ho dono «lu^throo
iL moocy « « u»«l to buy co«i ol pouil oo Ih. 10^
materials to buiW the house The Home Bulkier* Assow iation of Ahi-kme fumiibed crews te contóiicl the house ia a dramauc eoaday
Majority of the local firma dooal-ed materials at eooL and also furnished the labor
A large crowd assembiod in front of the Spann home aa the »tsrk
iahing thè fkw* and iattaUmg lifht and idumbing futuri» Th» waa work which had to waii. bii it wiU bo compiete m Uw nest ime days FimodeiMe far iha heoa* «u laid .Monday aad thè sub-floonnf and rough phimbtiig eempìeted Tueedav Boarda wcfO cut out Wedoeeday The Spanna expect to bt la Ibeér new 44 room hame wtihui tbe
«as draemg lo a cloee The peofde ! next weeà and ellí^half Tumiliire
sull must be purchased
Majority ef the wurkera arrived U the buüduig site betweea ê M and 7 am et a tune whee many iMiiiwe were sitiing down at the breaklasi ubie Mrs. %»nn got her two chiÍEtTwe up «es ^ ao they iwulJ share in the
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