Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 12, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPT. 12, 1954—SIXTY-FOUR PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS
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Cohn Aids McCarthy
WASHINGTON. Sept. 11 (ü^Roy M. Cohn came to the defense of his former boss, Sen. McCarthy (R'Wis), today as McCarthy finished testifying in his own behalf at Senate committee hearings on charges of censurable conduct.
The 27-year-old Cohn, former chief counsel to McCarthy’s Investigations subcommittee, firmly backed the Wisconsin senator’s stand that a controversial 2Vi page “FBI letter” was not a classified or secret document when it came into McCarthy’s possession in 1953.
One of the main censure charges against McCarthy is that he was a party to a violation of the law when, by his own account, he accepted the “personal and confidential” document from an Army Intelligence officer who took it from the Pentagon's files.
Another witness today testified Brig. Gen. Ralph Zwicker showed an “antagonistic” attitude toward McCarthy three months before McCarthy allegedly “abused” the general while questioning him about Army handling of cases Involving suspected Communists.
This opinion came from retired Maj. Gen. Kirke B. Lawton, who said he cwicluded Zwicker was an-tagoni.stic toward McCarthy on the basis of a conversation he had with Zwicker in late November or early December, 1^.
Lawton had refused to testify on this point earlier in the week and the McCarthy side charged the Pentagon with “gagging” him. a charge the Pentagon denied. Yesterday Secretary of Defense Wilson said Lawton could testify on points “not clearly prohibited” by President Eisenhower’s executive secrecy order of last May 17.
Wilson’s ruling also encouraged Zwicker to give his side of the story to the special Senate c«n-mlttet investigating a variety of charges against McCarthy. Chairman Watkins (R-Utah> announced Zwicker will be heard Monday and said be expects Uie public hearings to rad then.
Teetimooy on the now-famous l<4-page "F'BI letter” dominated today's aession. with McCarthy contending It bore no (rfflcial se-stamp and declaring that, in any case, he had both the right
and the duty to use such FBI material on possible subversion.
Cohn, who was a Justice Department official before he joined McCarthy’s staff, testified the Wisconsin lawmaker was dead right about the secrecy label. He said secret-documents always are identified as such by a rubber stamp, while the “letter” in question bore only the typewritten words “personal and confidential.”
Californian Wins As'Miss America'
ATLAiTIC CITY, N J.. Sept 11 UP»--Lee Ann Meriwether, a tall, tinned beauty from California, won ii»c Misa America contest tonight.
The 19-year-old dark-haired, blue eyed Miss California who is 5 feet 84, was one of the tallest of the 50 contestants in the 1955 pageant.
She Is the daughter of Mrs. Ethel Meriwether of San Francisco,
U.S. General Visils Quemoy On Inspedion
QUEMOY, Sept. 11 tft - U.S. Maj. Gen. William Chase arrived today to inspect the Red-shelled defenses of this island outpost of Nationalist China shortly after Nationalist bombers struck new blows at 100,000 Reds reported massing around nearby Amoy.
The visit by the head of the U.S. Military Advisory Group to Nationalist China bolstered the impression in this area that the United Stales has a very strwig intereit in Nationalist retention of Quemoy. close by the Red China mainland.
U. S. May Help
It is considered possible that the United States has decided to give the Nationalists all reascxiable aid shwt of military action in protecting offshore islands while not entering into any commitment for intervention if they are attacked.
The Nationalist commander, Gen. liu Yu-chuang, will» whom Gen. Chase will confer, told visiting newsmen he believed the 100,000 Russian-equipped Chinese Commu-nista reported in the Amoy area “might not dare invade.”
Liu. in charge of 90,000 men, feels the Reds have been deterred by the air and artillery retaliation of the Nationalists after the Reds began hurling the first of 10,000 shells at Quemoy Sept. 3.
A Nationalist communique said heav'y bombers, accompanied by jets, pounded military targets at 2 am. today on Amoy. It was the first such claim of dropping heavy bombs during six straight days of retaliator>’ attacks.
At Taipeh today, the Nationalists issued a warning that any foreign ships entering Amoy port would do so at their own risk. Nationalist planes btmibed and strafed the British freighter Inchkilda during an attack on Amoy earlier this week. No Britons were hurt.
Newsmen who visited Quemoy yesterday and today found farmers and civilians accepting their dangerous lot stoically. Nationalist soldiers appeared confident, almost cocky.
. . . Staff phoU PAT RECTOR • •. crowned Jubilee queen
McCaulleyGirl Named Hamlin Jubilee Queen
See picture of winning float, page 8-A
BY BILL TURNER Reporter-News Staff W'riter
HAMLIN, Sept. 11-Pat Rector, attractive five-foot-eight brownette of McCaulley, was crowned queen of the first Tri-County Jubilee here Saturday night.
She was one of 16 beauty contestants who rode an array of brightly-decorated cars and floats in an afternoon parade down the city’s main thoroughfare. The parade lasted nearly an hour.
Stamford and Merkel High School bands were judged first and second place winners of the six hi^ school bands that set the pace.
5,000 on Hand
The crowd witnessing the parade was termed “the biggest Hamlin ever had,” and estimates of the number of people here ran to 5,000.
There was standing room only in the high school auditorium at the queen judging contest following the parade.
Harley Sadler, state senator from Abilene, was in top form as emcee, exhibiting the showmanship he once knew as a profession.
The queen contestants were judged on beauty, poise, personality and talent, and one of the most crea-
See JUBILEE, Pg. 15-A, Col. 4
Edna Blows Past Populated Area
UNPAID VOLUNTEER OFFICER DIRECTS TRAFFIC BRIEFLY
The Abilene Police Department had an extra member for awhile Saturday.
Shortly before noon the department was told that “a self-made policeman” was at work at North 15th and Hickory Sts. The “officer” was wearing a cap, belt, and whistle and directing traffic.
Patrolman F. A. Biddy checked by and reported that the 'Traffic officer” was directing traffic as reported, and “doing fairly well.”
Biddy said he warned the volunteer of the danger of being in the street and got a promise it would not happen
“1 onlv wanted to be a policeman,” 7-year-oId Roy Galbraith of 1225 North 16th St., told Biddy.
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. .. Ex-GI Jim Saunders (right) pays Grocer A. F. Glasmann after 11 years
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Suspect Arrested in Bold Northwest Bonk Robbery
SPOKANE. Sept. 11 (iP — Police “The guy let us in.” Stoeser arrested a 2l-year-old man in a said, "and when Clinton started to houie filled with loaded guns today i pulled a gun on me
and laid they recovered $139,0001 ^ bathroom and said. ‘You 1 taken yesterday in the robbery of ^ you.*
the Dishman . “Well, he wound up in the bath-
Detectivea tub and 1 wound up with the gun.
Memo A. Clinton said the man ad ‘You’ll find the
mitted the bold daylight robbery, one of the biggest in Northwest history.
They had gone to the house on a tip that a man was planting a red car in a garage behind a house on Spokane’s East Side. They knodied.
bank money in a suit case und«* the bed’.”
Police said the man gave the name George Quatsling.
Police fouiid more than 50 loaded pistols and rifles in the house and were searching for others.
AIRMAN NEEDS WRITTEN CONSENT
Bride, Groom, Guests Await Letter
By DON NORRIS In most cases six-months doesn’t mean a lot to a man.
But Saturday night it meant e\er>'thing to 20 (and one-halD-year-old Marlin Dowhov^er of Her-shey. Pa, and his fiancee. 18-) ear-old Nell Hallman oi Wylie.
Ephrata. Wash., on leave WTien they applied for a marriage license Marlin was told he would have to have written consent from his parents.
He called his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dowhower In Hershey. Pa. and got their bless
A houseful of wedding guests ings. Tliey were to send consent and a Baptist preacher were also by air mail special delivery
weU aware oi the six months Dowhower lacked being in his majority.
Marlin and Nell had planned to lie married Saturday night at the home of Nell s sister, Mrs. Joe Keid, 1417 Clinton St.
They made the decision Thursday when Marlin arrived here from Larson Air Force Base near
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The letter hadn’t airived Saturday at the 8 p.m. wedduig hour. It still wasn’t here at 10 p m. end the last scheduled Pioneer plane from the east had come and gone.
The bride-to be. the groom-to-be. the preacher and the wedding guests were still on hand at 10 pm.
Mrs. Reid said the couple still had hopes of getting married Sat urday night, but would offer
solutkm as to how Dowhower’s lack of majwity could be overcome without the written consent.
“They (Nell and Marlin) are still working on it,” she said.
Mrs. Chester Hutcheson, Taylw County clerk, had agreed to open her office Saturday night if the letter arrived. A floral company here had also agreed to furnish wedding flowers on short notice.
The Rev. Bobby Vann, pastor of the Wylie Baptist Church, was to perform the rites.
Dulles Sends (hiel Aide lo Europe
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 ll^-Sec-retary of State Dulles * sent his chief professional diplomat. Robert D. Murphy, to Europe today for a quick check of opinion in key capitals on ways of solving the European crisis caused by French rejection of the European Defense Community (EDC>.
Murphy headed for London by plane. His flying tour also is scheduled to take him to Bonn, W’est Germany, Paris and possibly Rome and one or two other cities.
Officials said Murphy’s "look-see” mission would be completely informal and broad enough to cover a number of political and economic questions. These include the probable effect on Europe’s defenses of a congressional provision withholding direct military aid from nations falling to joMi EDC and its proposed six-nation international army, including West German troops.
France voted dowm the plan two weeks ago. thereby dooming it, and the Italian parliament has not yet acted. EDC was ratified by the parliaments of West Germany, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Murphv's trip was unannounced and offldals had hoped to keep it secret, apparently' to avoid giving it any excessive importance.
Debt Paid: Grocer Gets Ration Stomp
LOS ANGELES. Sept. U (g^-Fire swept through the fashiraable Pe-, rino’s restaurant early today caus-no' mg damage estimated at $250,000.
Following the wedding the couple had planned to go lo Hershey, Pa., to visit Dowhower’8 parents and then return to his stalira at Larsra AFB.
Dowhower has 23 days leave, which started Wednesday and will end Sept. 30 Miss Hallman, daughter (rf Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hallman of Wylie, and Dowhower met two years ago al the Dallas SUte Fair. They furthered their acquainunce, while Dowhower was stationed at Wichita Falls, on week end trips he made to Abilene.
Miss Hallman, Dowhower. the wedding guests and the preacher were stiU optimistic that Dan Cupid would find a solution Saturday night, Mrs. Reid said.
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Jim Sauirfers of Baltimore. Md. wah^ed into the A. F. Glasmann Grocery Store, 1017 South Seventh St., Saturday and handed Glasmann a small red stamp to square an ll-year-old debt.
Bade ia 1943. while Saunders was stationed at Camp BarkeJey, be went into the store and bought some meat. He lacked one red meat ration stamp having enixigh. Glasmann toid him to be sure to bring the stamp the next time be came m the store.
The next morning Saunders shipped out
So, his next visit to Abilene (Saturday), he brought the stamp with I him.
1 Mr. and Mrs. Saunders had li'»^ ¡here with Mr. and Mrs. Chester I Roberts at 1025 Scwth Seventh St.
I The Rdwrtf now live at 1874 Jeanette St. where the Saimderes are visiting them in their flrst trip back in 11 years.
Saunders can go back to his hraie in Baltimore all square with a Texas grocer.
HOPE SEATS AVAILABLE
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Hurricane Splits Self In 2 Parts
BOSTON, Sept. 11 if)—Hurricane Edna, torn in two by its own fury, graxed the populous northeast coast in a breathtaking near-miss today and churned angrily paet southern Maine.
As the storm headed into the Bay of Fundy and Nova Scotia, one of its two eyes passed Umight directly over Bar Harbor, Maine, summer playground <rf millionaires, the state’s civil defense chief reported.
In darkened Bangor, in the path of the (Aher eye, civil defense crews sweated to evacuate residents of low lying areas along the Penobscot River.
Maine was cut off from the r^t of New England by road and raU. Floods and washouts cut tracks and highways in so many placet officials could not ke^ count. Public agencies were chary of estimates but damage to property and crops seemed certain to run into millions.
Early tonight its center was about M miles southeast of Portland. Maine, and its winds up to 120 m.p.h. were advancing north-northeast or northeast about ^ m.pJi.
The season’s fifth hurricans brushed the Atlantic coastlins from New Jersey north with high winds, waves and torrential rains up to seven inches. Detailed warnings and shoreline evacuaticm kept the damage down.
Southern New England, grimly respectful of Caribbean stwms after devastating blows in 1938, 1944 and only 11 days ago, watched open-mouthed as the big blcnv slid past with far less apparent damagn than had been feared.
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The state convention, expected to last wily one day, will open Tuesday morning in Mineral Wells.
The Taj’lor County Democratic Conventitm named about 200 delegates to attend the convention and because of limited political space and heightened political interest, only 22 seats have been assigned to Taylor County at the ctmvralion.
The county is entitled to S2 votes.
Parceling of the 22 seaU among so many delegates was the problem of the caucus of convraUoo delegates Saturday afternoon in Taylor County courtroom.
The caucus ordinarily would not have been held until the night before the convention at Mineral __
Wells. Bob Wagstaff, chairman of 1seals on the basis of their posi the delegation, called the caucus | ^ delegation, activities
early to discuss the seating pro-! during the recent political campaign and thra in an effort to
WagsUff said that although Taylor County has been assigned only 22 seats he believes it will be possible to obtain 8 or 10 more. He exi^ained that extra seats may be avaiUbte at the last minute because delegations from counties in distant parts of the sUte may not use all of the seata assigned to them.
He added that some of the Taylor County del^ation may be able to rdease their seats to others in the delegation while serving on committeee or that delegates may simply paaa around their passes so that various ones can attend the convention at different times.
Selection of those who wiU have first call on floor passe« was made basis of thoee most entitled
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Mineral Wells Draws Demos
MINERAL WELLS, Sept. 11 uB-Texts Democrau gathered here today for an Allan Shivers’ jubilee convention to nail down his victory, but there was also the usual prospect of static
Notica of comet»ts have been filed from 18 county delegations. That means »eriea orf running battles begtnmng Monday with bearings before the credentials tub-conunillee of the Suit Executive Coiiunittoo.
Decisions of the executive committee may bo appealed lo the floor of the coovralioii. That could lead to floods of oratory and hours of vote^ouniuig belwre tho Shivers forces can fotmally aaaert their certain control.
The govornor not only won his third tltctivt term In the summer eantpaigniiig. but his friends have an apparont easy majority of delo-gateo namod at county conventions ii July,
Shlvora himsoU announced this «•ok that ho had ao doubta about hla eomtortahlo margin ol oontrol
distrttHito the seata among as many of the county’s voting boxes aa possible.
Wagstaff as delegation chairman. T. N. Carswell as secretary and Tom Eplen aa vice chairman were assigned priority to seats. Others chosen because of positioM held or their contributions of time, effort and money during the governor’s race were Sen. Harley Sadler. Mrs. R. M. Freeman. Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Grant, French Robertson and Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Jones. Jr.
Next in line to bs seated are James Binlon. Mr. and Mrs Hugh Cosby. Ed Knifftn. Sid E. Pass. Mr and Mrs. 0. J. Hamilton. Dr. and Mrs Donald McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Matthews, C. G. Whitten. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Minter. Jr.. Earl Rauch. Mel Thurman. W. E Fraley. Dub Wofford, Mr and Mrs. J F. Boren. Dr. and Mrs Harold G. Cooke. Dr. Medford Evans. Dr. and Mrs. C B Gardner. Mr. and Mrs Ford Smith and Robrat Hicks
Of.b other fcusineaa conducted by the caucus was to endorse Wagstaff for the 14th senatorial district committeeman on tha Statt Democratic E-xecutiva Committee and Mrs. Normwi Read of Big Spring for tho district committoo-vomiA.
Storm deaths totalled niM. moot of them in highway aocidrata. Three New Englanders died, including a man who came in contact with a dangling electric wiro.
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Another Gulf Storm Spotted
BROW'NSVILLE. Tex., Sept. 11 Ut—The Brownsville Weather Bureau said today it had been advised by the New Orleans Weather Bureau that a very small hurricano had been located about miloa southeast of Tampico, Mexico, in the Gull of Mexico. It wax namod Florence.
In an advisory at i p.m., tlM New Orleans Weather Bureau said an auxraft spotted the hurricane. It reported winds of 75 miles an hour—hurricane strength—near tho center with gales iq> to 100 miles to the northeast and 50 mile an hour vnnds to the west and sauth of the center.
The hurricane was repwted moving about 5 miles an hour in • west-northwest direction.
Tiie New Chrieans bureau said tt would issue another hurricane advisory at 10 p.m. tonight.
Earlifct. at 4 p.m., Weathra Bureau officials at Veracrus and Tampico. Mex.. reported the blow as a “severe tropical storm.”
A large waterspout was reported near Isla de Lobo«, approximately 60 miles south of Tampico. In Tampico itself tides wrae about throo feet above normal, causing general alarm among the hurricane-wary populace Such tides often precede hurricanes.
Weather Bureau observers at Tampico said last night the storm might strike between Soto La Marina arid Matamoros acrm* from Brownsville. Tex., sometime todgy. Apparently, it swerved.
Massive Typhoon Heads (or Japan
TOKYO. Sunday. Sept. 12 « — Typhoon June, a massive oceanic storm rated the equal of the 1814 Murotu typhoon which killod 2,911 persons and destroyed 38.186 hoiim, was moving ia on Japan today with a power punch of 110-mtle-per-hour «inda aad torrontial raina.
The typhoon waa ao hugo that It covorod a loe-milo front aad «riada on tho swirUng outor iriafo hit If Biilea aa hoar.