Abilene Reporter News, January 16, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

January 16, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY, COLD Ifje EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron VOL. LXXHI, No. 214 Auodittd (Aft ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY PAGES PRICE DAILY 5e, SUNDAY lOe Atom Pool Strategy Planned WASHINGTON Ei- senhower called advisers on atomic policy into conference today, pre- tumably to discuss negotiations with Russia for the creation of an International pool of atomic re- sources for peaceful use. Summoned to meet at the White House were Secretary of State Dul- les. Chairman Lewis Strauss of the Atomic Energy Commission, Secre- tary of Defense Wilson and White House aide C. D. Jackson. The White House announced last Bight that the meeting would be held but gave no official word on the subject of discussion. However, the major project of the United States government on international aspects of atomic policy at this time is to enlist Soviet cooperation In the pool plan proposed by Presi- dent Eisenhower. Conference Expected Two developments are in pros- pect within the next two weeks. Dulles is expected to have a second conference early next week with Soviet Ambassador Georgi Zarubin on arrangements for talks on the plan between the United States and Soviet government; Their first meeting was last Monday. The following week, if the Big Four foreign ministers' meeting goes on as scheduled in Berlin, Dulles is expected to take up the Eisenhower plan directly with So- viet Foreign Minister Molotov. Informed officials say privately that the: present concern of the President, Dulles, and other police- makers is to try to' remove any minor obstacles that might stall Soviet cooperation and to determine whether the Soviet government really is seriously Interested in joining the proposed pool. Plan Put Forward The plan was put forward by Eisenhower in a speech at the United Nations Dec. 8. He suggest- ed that the world's atomic powers are principally the United States, Russia and bute some percentage of their atomic resources to an internation- al agency which would use the material for peaceful purposes such ai power development. The idea was that agreement on controlling military -use of 'nuclear energy might grow out of this international activity. The Russians said the proposal failed .to offer any solution for the control of atomic weapons, but agreed to talk with the United States about the whole idea. They served notice that they would in- sist upon a proposal of their own for an international pledge not to use atomic weapons. THOUGHT IT WAS A WQODCHUCK' A pair of box- ers woefully await a de-quilling job in Greenfield, Mass., after tangling with a porcupine in woods near their home. The dogs are Cookie, left, a Jour-year-old female and her mate, Rhody, seven. Only bright spot was that their master is Dr. W. C. VanTassell, a veterinarian. He estimated he had a half-day's job ahead of him. Weatherman Says Not Due Here The fog snd chilling xrinds that greeted" Abilenians Saturday morn- ing with the coldest norther of 1954 were to fade away by afternoon. Fortunately for Abilene and vici- nity, the blizzard that's sweeping the Panhandle is stationary, and isn't moving down further. It'll be cold Sunday, and Satur- day, but no serious bad weather is expected, said the U. S. Weather Bureau. Snow flurries in the Panhandle won't touch Abilene, but Sunday temperatures at highest mark will be around 50. Friday night's dry norther sank the mercury to freezing point. Sat- urday morning, the previous fore- cast for 20 degrees for Saturday night had been boosted to 30. Previous forecasts had a 20-de- grec freeze slated for Saturday nights with no temperatures above freezing predicted for Sunday. Friday night winds were whizzing through Abilene nt 45 miles per hour. TRAIN CUT OFF THEIR WATER HAMMOND, Ind. US-Firemen at nearby Griffith, probably would have saved a burning rail- road bunkhouse if it hadn't been for a train. They were just getting the blaze under control Thursday when a passenger train roared by, cutting their hoses. The bunkho'Use was destroyed before tank trucks arrived. Rhee Sets April Date--Or Else SEOUL UK President Syngman Rhee today set an April deadline for the peaceful unification of Ko- rea and warned that "We will not sit back and wait until we are sold out" An official government spokes- man later issued a statement modi- flying the aging President's warning, Rhee told a news conference that 180 days after the start of prelimi- nary Kore: peace talks last Oct. 25 South Korea will be to take our own bad -or in- different." This would mike the deadline April 23. Rhee reiterated the 180-dagwarnf ing three news conference. But-six hours .'later Dr.'. Karl Hong Ki. government spokesman, said the not set a definite-deadline, of April; 28 foi: Korean Rhee said that: even if-a peace- conference convenes "I do not ex- pect any great achievement." Asked about the possibility .that no conference will be held, the RK President replied: "I think that would automatically relieve my government of the obli- gation for waiting." Gives One Month Rhee said he would give Allied and Communist diplomats another month to "settle the time and place for a political (peace) conference." "I could settle it in three he addd. 'Then the political conference should begin right it 90 days, that's ISO days in all. After that, something must be done. 'Our brothers are begging and 0. A. Hale's Mother Dies at Age of 101 Mrs. W. D. Hale, mother of 0. A. Hale. 1725 North Second St.. died at a.m. Saturday in Me- ridian, where she made her home. She was 101 years old. Mrs. Hale, who had made her home in Meridian since 1S92. was Bosque County's oldest living res- ident. A native of- Mississippi. Mrs. Hale came with her parents to Texas in 1865. settling at Fair- field, where she attended Fairfield Academy. She was the former Lida Oliver. She was married' to William Pickson Hale in 1871. and the couple moved to Meridian in 1892. Mr. Hale died there in 1920. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Meridian. Survivors include three children: O. A. Hale. Abilene: Mrs. Roy Jacobs. Waco, and Mrs. R. V. Fer- guson of Meridian: three grand- daughters. Mrs. Bob Westerburg of Abilene. Mrs. George Tipton of Austin, and Mrs. Basse) Blanton of Dallas: and seven great-grand- children. O. A; Hale was formerly post- master here, having retired about three years ngo. pleading with us to come and help them." Twice previously Rhee has set deadlines for the peaceful unifica- tion of his country. And while he made no threats Saturday, in the past !he has threatened to order his .18 American-equipped divisions to march into Communist-held North Korea. Originally. Rhee said he would wait until Jan. days after the Korean armistice was signed. Later he said he would wait for 90 dsys after the peace conference be- gan before taking independent ac- tion. Just Can't Wait Dr.' Karl's statement said: President Rhee was trying out is that we can-not wait forever to free the suffering people North from Communist "tyranny. In doing so. he posed, a "hypothetical case .in. which three Iwpiild ;b'e; considered a Tea- "soriable time for the. preliminary, talks and another three months, as provided by the armistice agree- ment, for the political con- ference itself." "Actually." Karl went dent Rhee specifically refused to set any definite date. The point that the President was trying.to make is that once it becomes entirely clear that peaceful efforts are a failure, we must take the help our allies, we bring about unification' by other means." Preliminary talks to set up a peace conference were suspended Dec. 12 after the Reds accused the United States of conniving with South Korea in the release of anti-Red Korea war prisoners last June. Mentions' Back Yard Rhcc told newsmen of U.N. countries: "When your soldiers came here they asked 'What th'e hell are we fighting 'If "you don't fight here now.' they were told, 'you will some day Eight in your own'back yard.' "They were convinced and they died: Have you completed your ob- jectives hero now, where American boys will not fight in their own back yards? Is that objective ac- complished? "We here will sacrifice all we have and all we are until we ac- complish that objective. We will not sit back and wait until we are sold out." The Indian Command, mean- while, waited for reaction from the Allies and Communists to its de- cision to return all unrepatriated war prisoners s t a r t i ng next Wednesday. Ask Far Replies The Indians asked for replies by midnight Saturday. The U.N. Command is expected to accept the 22.500 anti-Red Ko- reans and Chinese now in Indian custody, but the Reds are expected to object strenuously to the plan. Under U.NT. interpretation of the armistice, all unrepatriated prison- ers arc to be freed as civilians at midnight Jan. 22. The Communists want them held until a peace con- ference decides their fate. Cold Weather May Co Easy on Texas C-City Man Wounded In Running Gun Battle CIVILIANS INSTEAD Accepted, But Not as POWs PANMUNVTOM The U. N. Command sand tonight it will ac- cept from the Indians unre- patriated anti-Communist war pris- not on India's condition that they remain prisoners. Gen. John E. Hull, U. N. com- wrote the Indian Com- mand that as of Jan. 23 the U.N. will consider the prisoners "en- titled to their freedom as civil- ians-." Hull's letter was the U.N. ans- wer to India's decision to turn back to their captors all unrepatriated war prisoners st art ing .next Wednesday. Cites Violation However, Lt. Gen. K.S. Thimay- ya. Indian chairman the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission, said.it would.be-an armjstice viola- tion if either side 'changed, the status of the POWs. The Communists were expected j to oppose the Indian decision since they want all prisoners neutral custody until a peace con- ference decides their fate. The Allies contend that under terms of the armistice all unre- patriated POWs must-be liberated as civilians at midnight next Fri- day. 'For the United Nations Com- mand now to agree'to further and indefinitely prolonged captivity of these prisoners of war would negate the very principle of human. rights for which so many men' of this command have fought" and Hull wrote. s 1 unjust and unworthy' ac- tion is intolerable to any free people, and is obviously unthink- "Failtxf i: Hull's letter continued; "Return to the United Nations Command of personnel prior to Jan. 23 can only be regarded as a fail- ure by the Neutral Nations Re- patriation Commission to fully dis- charge its duties, but this failure will in no way, it must 'be -em- phasized, affect the right of pri- soners of war to become civilians 'at that time regardless of their_ physical location." j Indian meanwhile, com- pleted plans for .turning back the unrepatriated prisoners to the: Allies and Communists and Indian Village near here took on a holiday air. like the last day of .one Indian .major said. "Everyone i is going around with big smiles." MRS. JEROME BUXKEMPER burns prove fatal Bums Fatal to Colorado City Woman, Injured Lad Aug. 6 COLORADO CITY, Jan. 16 Mrs Jerome J. Buxkemper of Colorado City, who was severely burned in an accident Aug. 6; died Friday afternoon at Baylor Hos- pital in Dallas. The 23-year-old women, daughter Of a prominent family here, had been burned over 60 per cent of her body. Her-condition remained serious because of complications re- sulting from' the burns. Buxkemper, 26, who reportedly- had burns over 45 per cent ol his body, recenUy was released from Baylor Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Buxkemper.were burned jajid their car demolished when gasoline sprinkled from :a truck ignited on State' Highway 33, near Sweetwater. They had stopped_to help the unhurt. The: Biixkempers. en route to a coach- ing school in Houston, were di- rectly behind the truck and saw it swerve to miss a steer, then overturn. When the couple started to turn around to aid the driver, their car motor died. Buxkemper. started the 30 BELOW IN NORTH Blizzard Whistles Over Plains-Heads This Way By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A mid-January blizzard whistled] across the northern" plains from i Montana and Wyoming today as the season's coldest weather head- ed for wide areas in the mid-con- inent. Arctic air extended over "wide areas of Montana, the Dakotas and Parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin today. It headed south and east- ivard and .bone-chilling weather was in prospect for the central part of the country over the week- end. Temperatures early today were near 30 degrees below zero in parts of the cold belt. Fresh falls 'of snow were in prospect for many areas. Flurries and light to mod- erate snow fell today hi the north- ern Midwest states. The U.S. Weather Bureau In Washington early today issued warning of fresh snowfalls meas- uring 3 to 6 inches of snow for the area north of Harrisburg. Pa., to Elmira, N.Y.. and to the north of Albany. N.Y. Snow also was in prospect for the New York Citv area. The cold air along ..the north- eastern slopes of the "Rockies also pushed into the Pacific Northwest, jght snow fell in south central Washington and northern Oregon. Cold wave warnings were issued or many Central states. It was 28 degrees below zero tn Cut Bank, Mont; -24 in Minot. N.D.; -22 in Minn., and Readings generally THE WEATHER By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS j The Whipping tail of a howling, Midwestern bliziard Ushcd at Korth Central Texas Saturday, but the norther only ecst- era edge of the Panhandle. Below freezing temperatures were forecast over the northern half of the state early Sunday. Cloudy to partly cloudy skies were expected everywhere except Jn the Panhandle West Skle> were clear temptrntures mDd for mid-January In Amnrillo iiturday morning., A rtvlicd forcuii that thi itorm would burl force into the northern Great plains and the Mississippi Yalle.v. The southwestern edge of the storm moved down the eastern edge of the Panhandle. Light snow flurries were forecast there mid in the northeast corner of the South Plains. The eastern slope ot the Rockies remained clear with the storm'di- verted by an eastward push oE Mr from the Pacific Coast. Low temperatures of 15 to 25. degrees were'CorscEst In the Pan- handle Mid South PlKiiis with 25 to 40 elMwhere In West Texas; North Central were expected to reach 20 to by early Sunday. A light freeze was forecast in northeast Texas. Early temperatures dropped to 23 degrees in Dalhart and "ChlMrcss; Salt-Flat had 28, Wink 28, Wichita Fails 30. Waco and Mineral Wells, 39, Fort Worth 41, Dallas 42 and Tyler 45 degrees. Some-of the temperatures were steadily from those lev- els Saturday morning. Although skies started clearing ahead of the norther there was some drizzle at Mineral Wells snd considerable fog Dr.llas. Scat- tered vain persisted in East Texas Friday night Tyler, and Ixmgvlcw. ABILENE AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy Saturday alwrcoon anrt Sundav. Hlfrti Ctmar 50. lov Saturday aight NORTH" CEKTRAI, 'TEXAS: cloudy and colder this afternoon. and To- night with lowest tonight 2030. Sunday partly clcu.1y and continued cold. WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy and cold. cr. n tew snow Hurries in the Panhandle and northeast portion ot the. South Plains this afternoon. Partly cloudy to cloudy and cold tonight with lowest 15-15 in. the Panhandle and South Plains and 25-40 else- where. Swnday. partly cloudy and cold, EAST TEXAS: Cloudy to partly cloudy and turning much colder this afternoon and tonlsht. Lowest tonight except near W on the coast. Sunday, partly cloudy end cold. Fresh northerly wind: on the coast. SOUTH CEHTHAi. TEXAS: Parlly cloudy. tumlnE colder In. north portion this afternoon aad !n the. south por- tion tonight and Sunday. Lowest tonight 3EMO In the north portion. "Tth erly winds en the. const- TEMrCKATUMSt 31 3S 35- 60 34 61 4.30 35 GO............ 33 55 33 50 31 (5............ 31 45 33 33 35 Sunset lust nljht I'M; Sunrise to. '.iy AM; Sunset PM. Barometer roultnl at PH. MB. Relative humidity it PM. Maximum. temptratutta tor parted awrw Mr Inn at a.m.: 11. Minimum International Falls, Minneapolis. were below zero in most of Montana. In contrast to the biting cold in the Rockies of the northern west, temperatures in the Gulf re- Skin and in the Southeast were in 50s and 60s. Light to .moderate rain fell in a broad belt from cen- tral sections of Mississippi and Alabama northeastward through Lhe Appalachian Mountain region into the Middle Atlantic' states. Nearly 4 inches of rain fell in 24-hour period at Knoxville: more than 3 inches In Memphis and nearly 3 inches in Birmingham motor again, apparently igniting the gasoline, investigating officers said. A section of the highway was covered: with flames. For several weeks the couple was in a Sweetwater hospital, then they were sent to Dallas. Buxkemper -filed" suit for ;S290.000 in Nolan County against the trucking company. Airs. Buxkemper, the former. Doris Marie Handle of .Colorado City, was a graduate of Colorado City High School. She completed her freshman year in 1917 at Mc- Murry then transr ferred to the University Texas, She had :been employed by-ithe? Magnolia Petroleum Company here the accident. Buikemper is a graduate of. College and .was head coach at C-Citv High School until his resignation in 1933 He entered the insurance business. Funeral arrangements for _Mrs. Buxkemper were incomplete Sat- urday morning and will be an- nounced by Kiker and neral Home here. She is survived by her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. V Handle, and a sister, Ann, all; of Colorado City- Ballinger Woman Gets 2-Year Term BALLINGER, Jan 16 Mae Wiseman, 22, pleaded guilty here Friday in 119th District Court to a charge of theft over S50 She was assessed two years in prison; Arthur (Buster) Wesley, 26, also charged with felony theft in the same case, was tried before a jury, who found him not guilty. The case arose last May. 5 when Willie Owens, 63, a Ballinger yard worker, shot Wesley and the Wise- man woman with a pistol. He said they stole about SI 000 m cash from him. He also implicated another man, Essie Johnson. Owens was later sentenced to nine years in the penitentiary on a charge of assault with intent to murder. Johnson, who allegedly re- ceived only S100 .of the money, all of which was later recovered; was a suspended sentence. Trio Try Escape In Ex-Chief's Car By TOM J. GOSS II Reporter-News Correspondent COLORADO CITY, Jan spectacular auto chase, gun battle and manhunt ended at 9 15 this morning with the cap- ture here Of David Leach, 27, of Colorado City Leach was wounded in a gun battle with Colorado City policemen about a m after the car in which he and two others were riding overturned with the officers in pursuit. Police Sergeant Henry Yeager, driver of the patrol car and participant in the gun battle, identified the othfr two in the car with Leach as Dick Hickman and Tom Keeling, both of Colorado City. Hickman was a Colorado City police officer 34 years, and chief of police for sometime before City Manager Jack Tallent fired him in March, 1951 Hickman broken collar bone and is under treatment at Root HospitaL Keeling was a candidate for1 constable in 1952. He suf- fered only minor scratches and was released from Root Hospital after first aid treat- ment. Leach had escaped afoot after emptying a pistol m a battle with Yeager and Police Patrolman Mel-- vine Browne. A horde of officers from many West Texas counties converged quickly on Colorado City to hunt Leach j His capture came after Police Chief Sam Hulme received an anonymous call say- ing Leach could be found at the home Molly Washington, a Ne- gress, in the Negro section one block west of South River, bridge. Gives No Resistance Hulme, Texas Banger John- Wood ol Midland and Sergeant Year ger-went-to the house and cap- tured him without resistance. He had a .38 super automatic but no ammunition. Hulme said Molly Washington .was at.tne house. Here'sr Yeager's account of the start skirm- ish. Browne and Policeman Dave Shackelford were making a routine mghtlv patrol vihen the> saw a car back out without lights from behind the Keeling home at. Sixth and Oat Sts. The ear'drove off; wesson Sixth two blocks, turned south on Cyp- ress, finally, turned lbn'; the'. lights, and as the police car followed it, the other auto picked up speed. The chase blossomed into break- neck speed as the pursued car turned from Cypress west on XT S 80 Yeager estimated the cars were racing 85 mph- clip. Yeager was driving the police car. At nud- mornmg it had not been determin- ed who was driving the other car, which Yeager said was a Ford be- longing to Hickraan Fails Turn The pursued car turned off U. 3. 80 onto the bypass leading to State 101, the. route, to Sterling City. On the southwest edge of town, the Hicfcman car 'failed to make a sharp cune on the bypass with the State. 101 intersection. It overturned: and landed .upside down. Yeager said, he helped open the door, helped e Hickman from the wreckage and that Keeling crawled out after him. Then Leach crawled out Yeager had pulled his gun "Yeager. I mean drop it and Sw EX-POLICE, PS- S-A, Gan. Man Held in Abilene For Arizona Officers Police arrested 21-year-old man late Friday and holding him on a felony complaint filed in Coolidge. Ariz., for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Deputy Sheriff Joe Barrow of Coolidge told Abilene police he would come after the man. The man was arrested with a 15-year-old Coolidge girl in the 1100 block on South First St. about p.m. Friday as they allegedly were hitchhiking. The girl was turr.d over to County Juvenile Of- ficer Turncy and will be returned by the Coolidge deputy sheriff to her home. Kelly AFB Selected As Starting Point SAN ANTONIO, Jan. Kelly, AFB has been selected by the Air Force as the starting point of the "Wings for the Americas" goodwill flight which began a one-month tour of Latin America Saturday. Among the Jet pilots on the tour will be Maj. Charles Ytager, first the sound barrier. He flew miles an hour.Dec. U In tin Bell X1A Air Force rocket An elderly woman, her head protected by a shawl and a man's hat, cradles a blanketed oabv on her lap as they sit on a sled. Both were dug out of a snowy avalanche that buried them for 10 hours near Vorarlberg, Austria. in Austrian Alpine valleys killed more than 148 persons.' hurt Tit freeing car wrecked Senator Doubts Law Will Help Treaty Fight I WASHINGTON (St Sen. Fergu- son renewing today ef- forts to find a compromise on the Senate-splitting proposal to limit treaty-making powers, said he doubts legislation would accomplish what' most proponents want. Ferguson said in an interview he believes most of the-support for a constitutional amendment pro- posed by Sen (R-Mich) 'comes from people who don't want any more Yaitasl" But Ferguson said he doubte'any constitutional amendment could head off possible future presiden- tial agreements such as those made by Franklin D Roosevelt when he met during World War H in the Soviet city with the late Premier Stalin and Prime Minister Churchill of Britain. Can't Cure Situation "I don'rbelieve iou can cure a situation such as that which existed at Yalta Ferguson said "That was a case where the head -of our government acted without making a treaty 'or an executive agree- ment. "What he did was to give consent to Stalin to go ahead with his ex- pansion plans." But Ferguson said he does "not think a similar situation will arise fa- the future. At the time of the Yalta confer- ence, the United States was trying to persuade the U.S.S.R. to enter the war against Japan. Agreements published later gave Russia concesr sions in Asiatic islands and Man- churia and also sought to provide, for free elections in Poland, then Russian-occupied, meanwhile giv- ing some recognition ft a Russian- backed government. Prepared to Fight President Eisenhower, opppositig the Bricker amendment in its pres- ent form, was described by an ad- ministration official ysterday prepared to taXc the issue to the people if necessary. But attempts are continuing to find a compromise before Senate' showdown, scheduled within next few weeks. Ferguson meets today with Sen- ate Republican Leader Knowland of California and AHy. Gen. Brow-' nell to try to frame revUlow Bricker would accept. The Michigan senator reported no progress in to mise with Bricker on a wcttan bjr the pmWent. V.' ;