Abilene Reporter News, January 18, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

January 18, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY tEfjc Abilene porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron iiy. EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 216 Aaaociated Preis (AP / ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 18, 1954 —SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10« Tests Slated For Uranium Near Llano BHOWNWOOD, Jan. 18 (RNS)—The announcement Saturday by R. L. Moore. Dallas drilling contractor, of an uranium strike near Llano has set off a lively leasing activity and in-tores, in developments are being shown by a number of companies. Geologist S. B. Waters of Brownwood, said a contract is being negotiated with an Abilene firm for drilling 85 core tests on the E. W. Osborn ranch located about 10 miles north of Llano. Top Court To Review Gas Ruling WASHINGTON i/ft—The Supreme Court today reversed itself and agreed to review a ruling that the Federal Power Commission is re* quitted to fix prices on interstate sales of natural gas by companies which produce and gather the fuel. The tribunal last Nov, 30 had refused to consider the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Reconsideration of the November refusal was asked by the Phillips Petroleum Co. and the states of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The Supreme Court granted thetr request today with an order which noted that Justice Black dissented from the action. Preliminary announcement of the uranium strike was made by Moore, who has taken pilot mineral samples. Waters said Sunday night that two associates with him in the activity, Edward Garth of Dallas, and Claude Hickman of Raymond-ville. are now at Moab. Utah in connection with uranium exploration activities. 800 Acres Leased Waters and his associates have under lease at the Osborn ranch more than 800 acres. He said current tests possibly could lead to the development of other mineral operations in addition to uranium. The 85 cere tests for which contract is being negotiated would enable Waters and his associates to determine best locations for mining of ore rich in uranium content. Black diamond drills are slated to be used on these tests. The lease that Waters and his associates have is in what is know-n as the Baby Head Mountains within the Llano uplift geological formation. The uplift is a mineral territory that covers an area extending 20 miles north of Llano, 26 miles east. 38 miles south and 52 miles west. The area includes parts of GUles- Rangers, Alice Boss Parr Brawl Politician Charged With Carrying Gun ‘WHALE’ OF A RESCUE — Mrs. Wanda Breazzeal keeps her two-year-old son, Grady, under wraps after his ill-fated “hunt for whales” in the Los Angeles River. Rescued and revived by the Los Angeles Fire Department rescue squad after his tumble into the river, Grady declared that he was “not going to look for any more whales.” Dr. Arthur Frost ministers to Grady and his much-subdued partner in adr venture, cousin Glen Breazzeal, 3. The appeals court ruling here had upset a finding by the power com-j Uano, Burnet. San Saba, mission that Phillips was not a I pie and Mason Counties, natural gas company within the1 Waters described1 the ore, as meaning of J he na tural gas^ act and 1 shown in preliminary tests, as be *    '    ‘    jng that the commission therefore had no jurisdiction over its rates. During the lengthy litigation, the states of Wisconsin and Michigan; Wayne County, Mich., and Detroit. Milwaukee and Kansas City, Mo., WASHINGTON Lft — President . Eisenhower proposed today that; carnotite ore of 'the carbon ] the government bolster private in- ‘ surance plans as a step toward bettering the health of all Americans. In a special message to Congress, Eisenhower asked for 25 series. He said if this ore is found to have sufficient uranium content to justify mining operations, the ore could be handled by aluminum intervened to ask that Phillips be and chemical plants already stra-declared a natural gas company tegically established in the* state, whose interstate sales should be j Former AEC Employe regulated by the pow er commission. Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexi-1 eo opposed federal regulation. They saidf it would interfere with regul-lations imposed by the states. THE WEATHER I s. DH'IRTMI VT OF t OMMFRCF. W » ATI!R RI RF At ABILENE AND VICINITY — C>tr to I Partly cloud} Mondat ParUy cloudy Mon- j cay night and I u«*day A Ui'.ly render Tu«»4ay « th lomt chance for thower* in j the aftyrnoos High temperature Monday ' to TO if* ", 1,0» Monday night 4A. I High Tuesday about «0. NORTH OrNTKAt TEXAS MoaUjr j fioMdv. warmer this ahetm* n and '. night, j turning a Utile cokle; Tuesday with scat- , tered showers or thundershoe-ers. WEST TEXAS Considerable cloudiness. 1 turning « little cooler Tuesday miti» wide* j Is scattered alu vers or thunder'tv wets i F AST and SOUT H Cl N 1RAL TEXAS Mostly cloudy and warmer tb.- altera Waters was formerly employed with the Atnmc Energy Commission and was at Oak Ridge. Tenn., in 1944, His work with AEC included an assignment with a group that conducted surveys in Nevada. California, Arizona, New Mexico and brief exploration in the Llano area in 1947. Wraters said that AEC was seeking something * more satisfactory than pitchblcnd ore as a source of uranium. Until 1947, the pitchblend system was said to have been the principal one used to develop atomic resources. Field research in recent years has resulted in the discovery of uranium in limestone and more than 100 other formations. Baby Found Dead in Bed Big Four Set As Reds Score ’Tiny Triumph' BERLIN '/Pi — Experts for the Big Four set to work today to plan security and housekeeping details of the Berlin foreign ministers conference. A compromise last night on sites for the session assured that the parley will open on schedule next Monday. The American. British, French and Russian commandants of the divided city appointed deputies to meet late today to work out detailed arrangements for the conference on German unity and the Austrian peace treaty. Orders from their home governments ended 10 days of wrangling over the conference site. The three Western military chiefs and Soviet Commandant Sergei Dengin j agreed last night that the ministers will meet for one week — the second — in the Soviet Embassy in East Berlin, and for the first and third weeks in the building in the American sector formerly used by the Allied Control Council. ‘Tiny Triumph’ Thereafter, a communique said, “the place of meetings will depend upon the course of the conference.” The Russians at first had de- ; manded that half the meetings, including the opening session, be held in East Berlin. The West sought at first to hold only one fourth of the meetings in the East. “Let the Russians have a tiny ! triumph if that is what they re- j disabled. Under it a total of 660,000 Kard it to be.” one Allied spokes i disabled persons would Federal Health Insurance Urged million dollars to start a system of government re-insurance of private plans, to help take care of extra-ordinary expenses beyond those now covered. The President also proposed a five-year plan for expansion of the program for rehabilitation of the BOSS PARR . ‘news to me' Gregory Keith Adams, 7-month-old son of Mr. and .Mrs. Bobby Adams, 2117 South Third St.. was found dead in his bed by his mother at about 8 a m Monday, The baby had been suffering from a cold and apparently had developed pneumonia suddenly during the night and died in his sleep, a physician said. Mrs. Adams discovered that the baby was dead after her husband had left for work Monday morn-Waiers Termed the" pitchblend j ing* ** employed by Ross Drill-as obsolete and the “Car- ing 1 °* persons would oe returned "to places of fuU responsibility as active working citizens.” Eisenhower's plan “iejecting the socialization of medicine.” also called for a* continuation of present public health service pro- Indian Leader Warns Against Freeing POWs ALICE, Tex (AP)—Texas Rangers and South Texas political boss George B. Parr brawled in the corridor of the Jim Wells court house today as Parr was waiting a hearing on a charge of illegally carrying a gun. The brief, fist-battering fight was between Parr and his nephew Duval County Sheriff Archer Parr and Ranger Capt. Alfred Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge.    . The fight started just after Parr was fingerprinted and photographed.    ,    ^    , The four men were talking when Archer Parr and Bridge got into an argument. The four had been standing in a corridor outside the court room where Parr and Juan (Canate) Barrera were to appear at a hearing to answer the charges against them of illegal possession of guns. They reportedly displayed the guns at a Saturday night gathering of opposition Freedom Party members in San Diego, 10 miles from here. When the argument with Bridge and Archer Parr be-ban, Archer reportedly reached for his gun. Allee disarmed Archer and took the gun away from him. George Parr stepped into the fight. Allee slugged him across the ear with his fist, Tearing the ear. Allee pointed a gun at George Parr and at this point several bystanders tried to stop the brawl. Allee, a chunky, range-tough veteran of the South Texas border country, pushed George Parr inside the courtroom. ' ‘Want It Stopped* j “We’re going to finish this,” he snapped. Inside the courtroom. Bridge, Archer Parr. George Parr and Allee talked for 20 minutes. There were no more blo\us. Allee told George Parr he was Ike Believed Ready to Turn Heat on GOP WASHINGTON » *- President Eisenhower was said by close associates today to be prepaid to press for legislation he believes ____ .will put a middle-of-the-road tag tired of the way you pistol-whip- j on the Republican party for the ping people are carrying Winches-1 November elections. PANMUNJOM .ft—Indian Lt. P M 1 » MPFRATt RI S «Sav 7 *0 » Mmmun tr.« * 30 * Mirim an uu e so * B*' omfU rature lo Man A M. re fv n à >9 pro 24 hoars end* .4 hoar» one r reading humidity 13:30 pm. 13:30 p m. 10. , system bonite” as probably the richest system now. Uranium possibilities around Uano are reported to have attract-I ed visits from scientists of the AEC and a number of the nation’s lead-i ing Universities. HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX? Polls Paid Saturday ...... .127 Polls Paid to Date  ......3.706 Polls Paid I*ast Year ... 7,093 Polls Paid in 1952 ....18.090 Days before Deadline ......12 Gregory was apparently feeling well Sunday night, aside from the slight cold, which he had had for several days, his mother said. The parents did not hear him cry after he was put to bed at about 8:30 p.m. The doctor said the baby had apparently died early Monday morning. He thought an autopsy would show pneumonia, Survivors are the parents, a sister. Debra Elaine. 2; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Hudson of Lawn; and the paternal grandparents. Mr, and Mrs. Roy Adams of Lav n. Funeral arrangements will be announced from Elliott s Funeral Home. WRECK, SHOOTING RESULTED Hickman 'Taking Robbery Suspect to Howard Sheriff' Former Police Chief H. S. - man suffered a broken collar bone (Dick) Hickman of Colorado City j in the automobile accident.«Keeling was taking Davul W. I^*ach, 27, to had only minor injuries Big Spring, where Leach had | agreed to surrender to Howard j Countv Sheriff s Department, when a wreck and shooting occurred Sat-urday morning, he said here Sun- j day.    ! That statement was given by Hickman at Hendrick Memorial Hospital to Dallas Scarborough, longtime friend, scarbomugh gave , it to The Reporter News Monday morning. Scarborough Naid Hickman told him he (Hickman* had persuaded TiCach to give himself up to Howard County authorities for questioning in a Big Spring armed rob-beiv Hickman had agreed to go on bond for U*ach. I each Hickman and lorn Keeling. all of Colorado City, had started to Big Spring in Hickmans car for the purpose of surrendering Leach to the Sheriff's Department when the wreck and shooting happened. the ex chief told Scarbor- °U\ Colorado City police car chased the Hickman automobile, \fter a race, the Hickman car overturned at the Intersection of a bypass from U. S. Highway 80 and State Highway 101 in the southwest outskirts of Colorado City. I .each was shot in the thigh by Police Sgt. I jeon Yea gtr in a gun duel that followed the wreck, llick- away from the police car. Hickman said. Scarborough said Hickman was a long-time friend of Leach, who as an orphan was adopted by the late Justice of the Peace Leach and received first aid treatment. Leach escaped on foot, but was captured by Colorado City police four or five hours later at fjie home of a Negro, Molile Washing-» ton. at Colorado City, where he had taken refuge. Peace officers welfare worker. Hickman and the from a w ide area had helped in , |al|S jUsdco of the peace were the search.    ,    /    ’ closely associated, and Hickman grew to know the boy quite well grams, <b a newsimplified formula for grants-in-aid to the states for health purposes, and (c) a stepping up program of construction of medical care facilities. The President told Congress the total private medical bill of the nation now exceeds nine billion dollars a year — an average of nearly $200 a family rising. He said the emphasis in dealing , with the problem must remain es- j sentially on private care, but that j the government can and must help. “Freedom, consent, and individu- j al responsibility are fundamental to I our system,” he said. “In the field ; of medical care this means that the j traditional relationship of the physi-1 clan and his patient, and the right of the individual to elect freely the manner of his care in illness, must be preserved. Committed to Goals “in adhering to this principle ; and rejecting the socialization of i medicine, we can still confidently commit ourselves to certain national health goals. “One such goal is that the means for achieving good health should | be accessible to all. A person’s location, occupation, age, race, t creed or financial status should not | harm him from enjoying this , access.” ! Today's special message was the i fourth Eisenhower has sent to Con-| gress to fill in the details of the j broad administration program ; w hich he outlined in his Jan. 7 ! State of the Union report. The President told the law-j makers: “Even where the best in medical ; care is available, its costs are j often a serious burden. Major, j j long-term illness can become a i I financial catastrophe for a normal American family.’' Praises Hospitals i He praised existing private hos-1 pitalization and medical care in-1 surance plans, and said progress made in that field “indicates that ! man said. “We believe that the main point is to get around the table on Germany and Austria and see if some international agreement can be found.” The agreement dissipated fears that the Russians would monk,,.-.    Thimayy.    told the U N. wrench the conference before it    .    .    . even started unless they could se- j Command again today it will vio-cure the prestige of launching it late the' Korean armistice if it in their own back yard.    J    frees anti-Communist prisoners be- The “LttUe* Four” ^deputies now fore their f'" is decidtd by AUied-will determine the makeup of the Red agreement or by a peace con-conference secretariat, arrange ! ference. ters over there in Duval County’.” “I want it stopped,” he said. Georga Parr answered it would stop. Parr and Barrera pleaded not guilty to the charge of carrying a gun. They were released on SI500 bo mi. Sheriff Halsey Wright of Jim | Eisenhower has told Republican j congressional leaders that while some compromises may be in or-f der. he is prepared to turn on the heat to get major proposals enacted in this session. A case in point apparently involves his recommendations for | changes in the Taft-Hartley labor law. for communications and security, and decide on policies for handling and still is i the 1.000 or so men and women of the international press corps about to descend on the city. U. S. Secretary of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Anthony' Eden and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault are due here Friday for last-minute strategy discussions. Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotpv is expected Saturday or Sunday. Their gathering will be the first major four-power meeting in Berlin since 1948 saw the opening of the cold war, its subsequent East-West split and the Berlin blockade. As the wrangle over cleared up. Communist E many cranked up a press campaign which undoubtedly had Moscow’s approval. The Red press contended more than five million Germans had signed a petition demanding all-German representation at some point in the deliberations. West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer ignored such tactics. The Allies, however, wenj ahead w ith plans to free more than 22,000 Korean and Chinese anti-Red POWs as civilians by Saturday—a course the UNC says is required by the armistice terms. Efforts to reopen preliminary talks for a peace conference got nowhere. American and North Korean liaison secretaries deadlocked for the third time—apparently on the question of striking Red charges of perfidy from the record. They ! °ttT ^Ate i agree(* t0 again Wednesday, j •’ast Ger-!    *Sew    Delhi.    Mrs.    Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. U. N. Assembly president, said “merely releasing 22.000 unrepatriated prisoners” j would not end the Korea dead-: lock. She said in a speech to Indian leaders that the problem of ¿vorea is a desperate one which must be reviewed by the General Assembly ( “in the context of new develop- Wells County’ said the complaint :    The President sent Congress a against the political leader came series of proposed amendments from Manuel Marroquin. owner of j that set up a howl from two sides, a drive-in where the Freedom Par- xvith organized labor objecting to tv    members had gathered.    j    some and management to others. Parr Didn’t Show    ;    Associates said Eisenhower ex- Barrera showed up for the hear- peCted just such a reaction, ing this morning, but Parr did not. j The admjnjstration aim. as dis-Alice Attorney E. G. Lloyd Jr. cjosed jjy* one of those who has toid County Judge Mash Storm Jr. discussed it at the White House, he would like to make an appear-    Congress to pass amend- î ments which will be accepted in the public mind as “liberalizing” .    . « ., i    i    the Taft-Hartley Act. Allee ordered Bridge and Ranger j    * Walter Russell to go get Parr.    prospect    tha*    union leaders Before they found him. he came "ill criticize the net result as be-to the court house here with his *n§ little and segments of management w’ill say the changes fa- ance for Parr. He said Parr had told him he would come over from San Diego “if it was necessary.” _ ,    .    ...    ,    .    ,    these voluntary organizations can at I dorado I itv through toe iate . reach many more people and pro* Dr. W, A, Nicholas of Abilene, a vide better and broader benefits.” Scarborough quoted Hickman as telling him that he did not know I^ach was wanted in the Big Spring robbery until he (Hickman* returned to Colorado City Friday night from a trip to South Texas. Hickman immediately hunted up Leach and persuaded him to surrender to Howard County authorities, Scarborough said.* Took Nap in Car Being tired from his long trip from South Texas, Hickman lay down in the back seat of his car when the trio started to Big Spring, he told Scarborough, Hickman believes he dozed off to sleep. He said leach was driving, and to like him, Scarborough said Scarborough said the boy joined the Marine Corps when j 16 or 17 years old and served eight years. After he was discharged, he got in some kind of trouble but ; was acquitted. Through the years j Hickman has tried to straighten Leach out and help him, Sc arbor-! ough said. “I’m relating Hickman’s state- j ment as a close personal friend oi his for 30 years,” Scarborough stated. “I'm not his attorney mu* am I the attorney for either of the Eisenhower said the government need not and should not go into the insurance business to furnish the protection which private and nonprofit organizations now provide “Hut the government,” the Presi-l each |, dent added, “can and should work ! with them to study and devise better insurance protection to meet the public need. The first time Hickman knew others in this incident Hickman that a police car had been chas- tnd Keeling are net even charged ing them was when their own car wrecked, he told Scarborough. I each had spotted the police in the vicinity when the three men began their journey and, fearful that they would detain him, raced with anything as far as I know In Hickman's attitude toward youth he reminds me a lot of the late Police Chief Clinton of Abilene, he Stete HICKMAN, Pg. 2 A, Col. 3 WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES FABULOUS HUGHES -First in a strie*» of five articles on v»ca!-thv Howard Hughe*, beige 3‘A VIOLENCE TOLL HIGH At least 1 persons died in Ttxns weekend violence five of them in a single ecu wre« f , Poge 7-A. JOBS INCREASE -Light factor*, contributed to increase the num-ber at employed here m 1953, Page UP. The Western Powers already have ments.” Mrs. Pandit has called for assured him he would be kept con- j the 69-nation Assembly to recon-stantly advised of any decisions af-1 vene Feb. 9 on the Korean question, feeling his legally elected govern- j Thimayya Monday sent what he ment.    called a “clarifying statement” to The West refuses to recognize Gen. John E. Hull, U. N. Far East the handpicked Soviet zone regime commander. which has insisted it must have He said the Allies apparently equal representation with more misunderstood his decision, to re-populous West Germany in any all- j turn unrepatriated prisoners now German regime.    in Indian custody to their captors The Kremlin pledged itself yes-! starting Wednesday, terda.v to work at Berlin for the Thimayya, chairman of the Neu-“earliest possible settlement” of trjd ¡Nations Repatriation Commis-the long-delayed Austrian in- sion tNNRU*. tolci each side la>t dependence treaty*.    week    to be ready to take back -------------—----------- ——    j    the prisoners it captured. Cool Fronl May Bring Showers Sunday was cool and tantalizing-1 ly damp, but the I S, Weather j Bureau here reported that only .01 j inch of rain fell at its station at the municipal airport.    j Fo* and mist hung over this j territory all day Sunday Although the temperature dropped to 25 degrees here in Abilene, little Ice was reported. High for the period was 51 degrees Clear to partly cloudy weather was forecast for Abilene Monday with shoyvers possible Tuesday afternoon High Monday was to be 65 to 70 degrees with a low of 45 degrees Monday night. Tuesday was to be slightly cooler. A cool front moving in from the north may bring some showers, but not much cooler weather, the weatherman said. Most ©f the clouds had cleared off by mid-morning Monday, Stamford reported frozen fog and .03 inches of rain Sunday, and Clyde had a trace, nephew. Archer, who had succeeded him as sheriff of Du\ al County. He was jovial before and after the brief brawl. George Didn’t Strike George Parr didn t hit anyone In the pushing melee. Allee at one point grabbed George by the shirt front. Trial of Parr and Barrera was set for Feb. 15. Storm asked, “By pleading not guilty to the charge of carrying a gun. does that mean you demand a jury trial?” “Oh, yes, yes,” Parr answered “Tempers %c*t us all sometimes.” Archer Parr toid reporters afterwards in explaining the brawl Deputy Sheriff Jack Butler asked Allee what to do with George Parr and Barrera until they* made bond. Put ’em in jail, Allee said. But the two men made bond immediately. Oscar Carrillo and J G. Garza signed the bond. After bond was posted. Archer, leaning on the fender of his car. and Allee talked vor the unions is calculated to give the whole business a middle-of-the-road look to the average voter. To get some amendments to the act, there are clear signs that the administration is prepared to throw overboard the strike vote proposal which union leaders have attacked and which the President appears to have included in his message with reluctance. On the health program scheduled for submission to Congress today, some of the President’s proposals are expected to draw fire from the American Medical Assn. and, from the other side of the fence, groups which want the government to install a compulsory medical insurance system. Eisenhower's social security recommendations, which were warmly received by Congress, were apparently aimed in part at meeting complaints that his party has been reactionary, The President is represented as The four men were talking about having reached the conclusion that the way things were handled in San Diego when the fight started. Bridge had just returned from trying to locate George Parr when he joined the group. it isn’t enough for him to propose. He is said to want the Eisenhower stamp put on the Republican record by congressional enactment of his major proposals. WINGING OUT OVER THE ICECAP on a flight from Thule, USAF jet fighters make a strategic pattern of arctic defense. For the first of three stories about America’s strategic gamble above the Arctic Circle, see Pg. 5*A- 0    i ;