Abilene Reporter News, January 16, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

January 16, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 16, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY, COLDWint    3^|iOrter^JBUtt!Si"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIE^4DS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron EVENING • K • A • r I n A I. VOL. LXXIÎI, No. 214 Aisociated Presa (AP¡> ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY Í6, 1954 —EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Atom Pool Strategy Planned WASHINGTON '.1^—President Ei-1 •enhower called advisers on atomic ; policy into conference today, prc- > sumably to discuss negotiations . with Russia for the creation of an i International pool of atomic resources for peaceful use.    i Summoned to meet at the White ' House were Secretary of State Dul-' les. Chairman Lewis'Strauss of the Atomic Energy Commission, Secre- i tary of Defense Wilson and White House aide C. D. Jackson.    ! The White House announced last night that the meeting would be held but gave no official word on the subject of discussion. However, j the major project of the United States government on international i 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 prospect 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 governments. 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 Soviet Foreign Mlni.ster Molotov.    | Informed officials say privately ' that the present concern of the President, Dulles, and other police-makers is to try to remove any i minor obstacles that might stall ’ Soviet cooperation and to determine ' whether the Soviet government i really is seriously interested in ! joining the proposed pool.    j plan Put Forward The plan was put forward bv Eisenhower in a speech at the United Nations Dee. 8, He suggested that the world’s atomic powers —which are principally the United States. Russia and Britain—contribute some percentage of their atomic re.sources to an international agencv which would use the i,ui material for peaceful purposes such different. C-City Man Wounded In Running Gun Battle CIVILIANS INSTEAD ‘THOUGHT IT WAS A WOOIM HICK — A pair of box-ers woefully await a de-quilling ]ob in Greenfield, Mass., after tangling with a porcupine in woods near their home. The dogs are Cookie, left, a four-year-old female and her mate, Rhody, seven. Only bright spot w'as that their master is Dr. W. C. VanTassell, a veterinarian. He estimated he had a half-day’s Job ahead of him. 22,000 Accepted, But Not as POWs Rhee Sets April Date--Or Else SEOUL .T — President Syngman Rhee today set an .Aprii deadline for the peaceful unification of Korea and warned that "We will not sit back and wait until we are sold out." An official government spokesman later issued a .statement modi-flying the aging President’s warning. Rhee told a news conference that 180 days after the .start of preliminary Korea peace talks last Oct. 26 South Korea will he "free to take our own action—good, bad or in- : pleading with us to come and help them.” ' Twice previously Rhee has set deadlines for the peaceful unifica-: tion of hi.s country. And while he ‘ made no threats Saturday, in the past he has threatened to order hi.s 18 .American-equipped divisions to march into Communist-held North Korea. Originally. Rhee said he would wait until Jan. 27—180 days after the Korean armistice was signed. Later he said he would wait for 90 > days after the peace conference be at power development. The idea was that agreement on controlling miiitar.v 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 wouW insist upon a proposal of their own for an international pledge not to use atomic weapons. % Weatherman Says Blizzard Not Due Here make the deadline The tog and chilling winds that greeted Abilenian.s Saturday morning with the t'oldest nOrther of were to fade away by afternoon. Fortunately for Abilene and vicinity, the h!iz?ard that's sweeping the Panhandle is stationary, and isn’t moving down further. It’il be cold Sunday, and Salur- . day. but no .serious had weather is e\f>eiled, said the U. S. Weather i 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 |.x>int. Sat-lird.iV morning, the previou.s forc-ca.st for 20 degrees for Saturday . night had been boo.sted to 30.    | Previou.s forecasts had a 20-de-giU freeze slated for Saturday night, with no temperatures above iieezing predicttHi for Sunday. Friday night wind.s were whizzing t’lrough Abilene at 45 miles per hour. This would April 23. Rhee reiterated the 180-day warning three times during the news I conference. But six hour.s later Dr. , Karl Hong Ki. official government .spokesman, said the President “did I not set a definite deadline of April ' 28 for Korean unification. . ." :    Rhee said that even if a peace conference convenes “I do not ex-‘ pect any great achievement." I A.sked about the possibility that j no conference will be held, the RK President replied: I “I think that would automatically relieve my government of the obligation for waiting” Gives One Month Rhee said he would gi\e Allied and Communist diplomat.« another month to “settle the time and place for a political peace* conference” i could settle it in three days." he addd. "Then the political conference should begin right away- give it 90 days, that’s 180 da.vs in all. After that, .something must he done. "Our brothers are begging and gan before taking independent ac> tion. Just Can't Wait Dr, Kar"s statement said:       _    ^_____________ "What President Rhee was trying j rights for which so many men of to point out is that we can not wait ; ^his command have fought and PANMUNJOM — The U. N. Command sand tonight it will accept from the Indians 22.000 unrepatriated anti-Communist war prisoners—but not on India’s condition that thev remain prisoners, Gen. John E. Hull. U. N. commander. wrote the Indian Command that as of Jan. 23 the U.N, will consider the prisoners “entitled to their freedom as civilians." Hull’s letter was the U.N, answer to India’s decision to turn back to their captors all unrepatrlated w’ar pri.soners start ing next W'ednesday. Cites Violation However, Lt. Gen. K.S. Thimay-ya. Indian chairman of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission, said it would be an armistice violation if either side changed tlie status of the POW’s. The Communists were expected to oppose the Indian decision since they want all prisoners kept in neutral custody until a peace conference decides their fate. The Allies contend that under i terms of the armistice ail unre- ' patriated POW’s must be liberated as civilians at midnight next Friday. "For the United Nations Command now' to agree to further and indefinitely prolonged captivity of these prisoners of war would negate the very principle of human phasized, affect the right of prisoners of war to become civilians at that time regardless of their physical location." Indian troops, meanwhile, completed plans for turning back the 22,400 unrepatriated prisoners to the Allies and Communists and Indian Village near here took on a holiday air. Tt’s like the last day of school,” one Indian major .said. “Everyone is going around with big smiles." MRS. JEROME BUXKEMPER . . . burns prove fatal Burns Fatal to Colorado City Woman, Injured Last 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- j For several weeks the couple pital in Dallas.    j    was in a Sweetwater hospital, then The 23-year-old woman, daughter ^ they were sent to Dallas. motor again, apparently igniting the gasoline, investigating officers said. A section of the highway was covered with flames. forever to free the suffering people of the North from Communist tyranny In doing so. he posed a hypotlietical case in which three months would be considered a reasonable time for the preliminary talks and another three months, as pro\ ided by the armistice agreement. for the political -peace» conference itself.’’ "Actually." Karl went on."President Rhee specifically refused to set any definite date. The point that the President was trying to make died, ’ Hull wrote. "Such unjust and unworthy action is intolerable to any free people, and is obviously unthinkable." Failed in Duties Hull’s letter continued; "Return to the United Nations Command of personnel prior to Jan. 23 can only be regarded as a failure by the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission to fully discharge its duties, but this failure 30 BELOW IN NORTH Blizzard Whistles Over Plains-Heads This Way 0. A. Hale's Mother Dies at Age of 101 Mrs W. D Hale, mother uf O. .A. Hale. 172.5 North Second Sf died at 3 15 a.m. S.aturday in Meridian. where she made her home. She was 101 years old. Mrs. Hale, who had made her home in Meridian since 1892. was Bosque County's oldest living re.s-ident. ,A native of Mississippi, Mrs. \\ny. it must be em-is that once it becomes entirely I........ . clear that peaceful efforts are a failure, we must take action—with the help of our allies, we hope —to bring about unification by other means." Preliminary talks to set up a peace conference were suspended Dec. 12 a*‘ter the Reds accused the United States of conniving with South Korea in the release of 27,000 anti-Red Korea war prisoners last June. Mentions Back Yard Rhee told newsmen of U N. countries: “When >our soldiers came here they as’xed 'What the hell aiv we I fighting for”' " ‘If you don't fight here now they were told, you will some day fight m your ow n »hack yard.’ ‘They were convinced and the.v died. lia\e you completed your ob-jeetises here now, where .American Inns will not fight in their own back yards'’ Is that objective accomplished "We here will sacrifice all we have and all we are until we ac- f)f a prominent famUy here, had been burned over 60 per cent of her body. Her condition remained serious because of complications resulting from the bums. Buxkemper, 26, who reportedly had burns over 45 per cent of his body, recently was released from Baylor Hospital, i Mr. and Mrs. Buxkemper were I burned and their car demolished j when gasoline sprinkled from a : tmck ignited on State Highway 53, ; near Sweetwater, i They had stopped to help the truck driver, who was unhurt. The I Buxkempers. en route to a coach-* ing school in Houston, were di-I 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 Buxkemper filed suit for $290,000 in Nolan County against the trucking company. Mrs. Buxkemper. the former Doris Marie Randle of Colorado City, was a graduate of Colorado , City High School. She completed her freshman year in 1947 at Mc-Murry College, Abilene, then transferred to the University of Texas. She had been employed by the Magnolia Petroleum Company here before the accident, Buxkemper is a graduate of i Howard Payne College and was head coach at C-City High School ; until his resignation in 1953. He entered the insurance business. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Buxkemper w’ere incomplete Saturday morning and will be announced by Kiker and Son Fu-, neral Home here. I She is survived by her husband; I her parents. Mr. and Mrs. J, W. Randle, and a sister, Ann. all of I Colorado City. Ballinger Woman Gets 2-Year Term By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A mid-JanuaiT blizzard whistled across the northern plains from Montana and Wyoming today as BALLINGER, Jan. 16 - Willie ^    V» .    rif,.    Mae Wiseman. 22, pleaded guilty prospect for the New \ork Cit\ - Friday in 119th District Court •    1    to    a charge of theft over $50. She The cold air along the north- assessed two vears in prison, eastern slopes of the Rockies also, Arthur - Buster) Wesley, 26, also the season’s coldest weather head- j pushed into the Pacific Northwest. | charged with telonv theft in the ed for wide areas in the mid-con-* Light snow fell in south    same case w as tried betöre a jury, tinent.    Washington and northern Oregon, j found him not guilty. .Arctic air extended over ‘wide Coid wave warnings were issued |    case aiuse last May 5 when areas oi Montana, the Dakotas and, many Central states. It was i    Owens, 63. a Ballinger yard Parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin; ^ degrees below zero today in -worker, shot Wesley and the Wise-todav. U headed south and east-^ Cut Bank. Mont.; -24 in Minot, j woman with a pistol. He said N.D.; -22 In International Falls,    stole about $1.000 in cash from Hale came with her parents to t'omph>h that objective. We will TRAIN CUT OFF THEIR WATER Texas in 1865. settling at Fairfield. whi'ce she attended Fairfield Academy. She was the former Uda Oliver. She was married to William Dickson Hale in 1871. and the couple moved to Meridian in 1892, Mr. Hale died there in 1920. Funeral will he held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Meridian, Survivors include three children: Firemen * o. A. Hale. Abilene: Mrs Roy probably j Jacobs. Waco, and Mrs. R. V, Ferguson of Meridian: three grand-Boh Westerburg HAMMOND, lud. T at nearby Gntiith would have saved a biiniing railroad bunkhouse if it hadn’t been j daughters. Mrs. for a train. They were just getting the blaze under control Ihur.sday when a passenger train roared by. cutting their hoses. The bunklm'use was destroyed before tank tnicks arrived. of Abilene, Mrs. George Tipton of Austin, and Mrs. Bassel Blanton of Dalla.s; and seven great-grandchildren. O. ,A Hale was formerly postmaster here, having retired alxHit three years ago. not sit back and wait until we are sold out” The Indian Command, meanwhile. waited for reaction from the Allies and Communists to its do-ci.Mon to return all unrepatnated w ar prisoners s t a r t i ng next Wednesday. Ask For Replies The Indians asked for replies by midnight Saturday, The I N Command is exixH'ted to accept the 22.590 anti-Hed Ko-roans and Chinese now in Indian custod>. hut the Reds are e\|H'cted to objert stixnuiously to the plan. Under U N interpretation of the armistice. aU unropatriated prisoners are to Ih' freed as civilians at midnight Jan. 22. The Communists want them held until a peace con-forence decides their fate. ward and bone-chilling weather was in prospect for the central part of the country over the weekend. Temperature.« 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 moderate snow fell today in the northern Midwest states. The U.S. Weather Bureau tn Washington early t inlay issued warning of fresh snowfalls measuring 3 to 6 inches of snow for the area north of Harrisburg, Pa., to Elmira. N A',, and to the north vvf -Albar.v. N A'. )8now also was In Minn., and -7 in    Minneapolis Readings generally were below zero in most of Montana. In contrast to the biting cold in the Rockies of the northern Midwest, temperatures in the Gulf i-e-gion and in the Southeast were in the 50s and 60s. Light to moderate 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 received only $100 of the money, all of which was later recovered. rain fell in a broad belt from cen-{was given a two-year suspended tral sections of Mississippi and sentence. .Alabama northeastward through the .Appalachian Mountain region into the Middle Atlantic states Nearly 4 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period at Knoxville: morr than 3 inches tn Memphis and nearlv 3 inches in Birmingham. Ala. Trio Try Escape . In Ex-Chief's Cor By TOM J. GOSS II Reporter-News Correspondent COLORADO CITY, Jan. 16—A spectacular auto chase, gun battle and manhunt ended at 9:15 this morning with the capture here of David Leach, 27, of Colorado City. Leach was wounded in a gun battle with Colorado City policemen about 3:30 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 other 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 suffered a broken collar bone and is under treatment at Root Hospital. Keeling was a candidate for constable in 1952. He suffered only minor scratches and was released from Root Hosoital after first aid treatment. Leach had escaped afoot after emptying a pistol in a battle with “ Yeager and Police Patrolman Mel-vine Browme. ( .A horde of officers from many : West Texas counties converged quickly on Colorado City to hunt j Leach. His capture came after Police Chief Sam Hulme recei%’ed an anonymous telephone call saying l^each could be found at the home of Molly Washington, a Negress. in the Negro section one block west of South River bridge. Gives No Resistance Hulme, Texas Ranger John Wood of Midland and Sergeant A eager went to the house and captured him without resistance. He had a ,38 super automatic but no ammunition. Hulme said Molly Wa.shington was at the house. Here's Yeager's account of the start of the early-morning skirmish; He. Browne and Policeman Dave Shackelford were making a routine nightly patrol when they saw a car back out without lights from behind the Keeling home at Sixtli and Oak Sts. The car drove off west ou Sixth two blocks, turned south on Cypress. finally turned on 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 j turned from Cypress west on U. S. 80. A’eager estimated the cars were ! racing at an 85 mph clip. A’eager i w as driving the police car. At mid-’ morning it had not been determin-: ed who wa.s driving the other car, ; which Yeager said was a Ford belonging to Hickman, Fails to Make Turn . The pursued car turned off U. ; S. 80 onto the bypass leading to State 101, the route to Sterling i City. On the southwest edge of town, the Hickman car failed to make a sharp curve on the bypass with the State 101 intersection. It overturned and landed upside down. Yeager said he helped open the door, helped remove Hickman from the wreckage and that Keeling crawled out after him. Then Leach crawled out. Yeager had pulled his gun. “A’eager, I mean drop it and See EX-POLICE, Pg. 8-A, Con. 4-5 DICK HICKMAN hurt as fleeing car wrecked Cold Weather May Co Easy on Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The whipping tail of a howling. IMidwestern blizzard lashed at North Central Texas Saturday, but the norther only grazed the eastern edge oi 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 In the Panhandle and West Texas. Skies were clear and temperatures mild for mid-January In Amarillo Saturday morning. A revised forecast Indicated that the eastbound storm would hurl Its force into the northern Groat ; Plains and the Mississippi Valley, j The southwestern edve of the ! storm mu\ ed down the eastern | edge of the Panhandle Light .snow ' flurrtes were forecast tiiere and in j the northeast corner of the South Plains. The eastern slope of the Rockies remained clear with the storm diverted by an eastward push of air from the PaoUie Coast. Low temiwr.atures of 15 to 25 degree.s were forecast in the Panhandle and South Plains with 25 to 40 elsewhere In West Texas. North Central temperatures were expected to reach 20 to 30 degrees ’ and Ixmgvtew. by early Suiui.iy A tight free:ie wa.s forecast in northeast Texas. Early Saturday. lemper.Hiures dropped (0 23 degrees in Dalhart and Childress. Salt Flat had 28, Wink 28. Wichita Falls 30. Waco and Mineral Wells. 39. Fort ANorih 41. Dallas 4? and fyler 45 degrees. Some I of the temperatures were dropping steadily from those le\ els Saturday morning. Vltfiough skies started clearing .»heat! of the norther there was some drtz/le at Mineral Wells and con.slderahle fog at Dallas. Scat- j tered rain persisted in East Texas * Friday night at Tyler, Texarkana Man He'd in Abilene For Arizona Officers Police arrested a 2l-year-old man late Friday and are holding him on a felony complaint filed in Coolidge. .Ariz., for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. lAeputy Sheriff Joe Barrow of Coolidge told Abilene police he would come after the man. The man was arre.sted with a IS-year-old Coolidge girl m the 1100 block on South First St. about 7:25 p.m. Friday as they allegedly were hitchhiking. The girl was turnd over to County Juvenile Officer Turney Sparks and will be I returned by the Coolidge deputy sheriff to her home. Kelly AF6 Selected As Starting Point j SAN ANTONIO. Jan. 16 r- -i Kelly AFB has been selectevl by the Air Force as the starting pohxx ot the ' Whigs for the .Amerieas" ! giH>dwiU flight which Iwgan a i one-mouth tour of la tin .America j Saturday. siinri.-f to- j .Among the jet pilots on the tour mromff« wading    PM    »^33,    "vU be Maj. Charles \ eager, first man to break the sound barrier. He (lew 1650 miles an hour Dec. 12 in the Bell XIA Air Foret rocket plant. ÏHE WEATHER .XBIlFNK AND VICINITY P*rt’Y cloudy Sn'urdxy »ftertsi»cn and Sumiav H’.sh    low    Saturduy nijrht ,ro. HOC,    Siitulx'-    in    SO    s NORTH CKNTR.XL TEX.XS Mostly cli'Udv *nd colder thi* »ftcrnCHMy. »r.d tonight' with ’owcsi tiMtifilu 30-.10 Sund»y fvartlv cloudt xi'.d roJitiniicd cold WF.gT rrxxs Panly cloudy *nd colder. » few v.-.cw r-jrr'.e* in the Panhandle and ncrtheaw vvruon of the South Plama »hii afternoon Partly cloudy to cloudy and coid toniitht wuh lowest lS-35 in the PanhsndSe and Sotuh Plains and 2I--40 elsewhere Sundav. psitly cloudy and cold PAST TFN A.s C.oudy to partly cloudy and uirniin nvurh colder thte afternv'O’i and to!v.«ht l.oaest tonliiht 3S-3.1 exceirt near 40 on She roa*t Sunday partly ciouay and cv^ld. Fresh northerly wtnda on the coa.st SKhlTH CENTH.Ai. TEXAS Partly cloudy. turnins colder In north portion late thi.s atternooH and m the aouth portion ton. iht and Sunda\ lowest tonight *0 tO In tl.s north portion Freg|\ * rth-etlv «'.I'd* on the co.tsi 1» MP*K \Tt KFS 1 30 2 Kl , .. 3 to    .... 4 50 .30 5 M ..... 1 :«v R ..0    ... 9 .10 10 .10 n ;to 13 50 Sunset last ntghi ? PM Runaet tonight 3 53 PM 53 «40 «1 ,.5 ■'0 l.S 43 4» ,«9 .1« 54 55 a? 'V'. 31 31 ;.l .3.1 Relative humidity at i% M PM. lOO* Maximum temperaturea for parlod and Ing at • 30 a m #1 Minimum temperatura» for pariod aod mg at f 30 a m.; 31. vVALANCHK VICTIMS —- An elderly woman, her head protected bv a shawl and a man’s hat, cradles a blanketed jaby 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, .\ustria. Avalanches in Austrian Alpine valleys killed more than 148 persons. Senator Doubts Law Will Help Treaty Fight WASHINGTON - Sen. Fergu-son I R-Mich . renew ing today efforts 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 proposed by Sen. Bricker R-Mich» ‘conies from people who don’t w’ant any more A'^altas.” But Ferguson said he doubts 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 II in the Soviet city with the late Premier Stalin and Prime Minister Churchill of Britain. Can’t Curt Situation “I don’t believe you can cure a situation such as that which existed at A’alta ' Ferguson said. "That w as a case where the head of our government acted without making a treaty or an executive agreement. "What he did was to give consent to Stalin to go ahead with hi.s expansion plans." Bui Ferguson said he does not think a similar situation will arise in the future. At the time of the Yalta conference. the United States was tiyiiig to persuade the U.S.S.R. to enter the war again.sl Japan. .Agreements published later gave Russia conces-Mons in .Asiatic i.slands and Mane cliuria and also sought to provide for free elections in Poland, then Russian-occupied, meanwhile giving some recugnition to a Russian-backed government. Prepared to Fight President Elsenhower, oppposing the Bricker amendment in its present form, was described by an administration official ysterday as prepared to take the issue to the people if necessary. But attempts are continuing to find a compromise before a .Senate showdown, scheduled within the next few weeks. Ferguson meet.s totlay with Senate Republican Leader Know land of California and Atty. Gen. Brow nell to try to frame revisions Bricker would accept. The .Michigan senator reported no progress in efforts to compromise with Bricker on a section of his proposed amendment which would give Congress power to “regulate’’ executive agreements rnadt by the president. ;

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