Abilene Reporter News, January 27, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

January 27, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARMER gfoflrne "WlTHOtfT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron VOL. LXXIII, No. 225 fAf) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS FINAL PRICE DAILY tt. SUNDAY 10e END OF THE patrolmen and police ex- amine tlie "body of Jack Straehan (lower left) after four pa- trolmen shot and killed Jiim, ending a day long manhunt be- gun when Straehan Bounded his estranged killed Patrolman W. 0 Hanna. Mrs. Straehan is reported "holding her own." Ike Launches Coffee Price Probe, Backs Dulles Fully ON TO GERMANY Skip China, Dulles Asks BERLIN UB Secretary of State Dulles urged the Berlin Conference today to skip over action on sia's proposal fof a -meeting with Communist China and: come to grips immediately with the prob- lems of German unification and European security. Diilies declared the Soviet de- mand for-a five-power conference including. the Peiping government "is primarily- a device to attempt to secure: for'that regime a posi- tion in the councils of the world which it has not earned or had accorded to it by the international Road Grants Total for Area Special appropriations totaling for highway and bridge Improvements in District .8 approv- ed Tuesday by the Texas Highway Department-includes for the first leg of a new route to be opened between Clairemont and Spur- Distnct Highway Engineer J. C. (Jake) Roberts of Abilene said ednesday- morning that the new route Is designated to" begin miles southeast of Spur and (o south Jo Clairemont for a total of will be: a.secondary highway, to be buflt to "higher standards than the usual farm-to- market Roberts said, and will include a bridge across the Salt Fork of the Brazos River. The first section of the highway to be built, covered by the 000 appropriation, will be miles starting at Clairemont and going north TUgbl-of-way will be 120 feet wide and, in accordance with the highway department's policy, the right-oi-way must be obtained by local governments. Four miles of the highway will be in -Dickens County and the other 15.9 miles in Kent County. It will link State Highway 79 and U. S. 380. The new -appropriations include for a permanent surface for U. S. 80 between Abilene and the Eastland- County line and will also provide for the widening of TJ S. 380 in xiowhtowii Stamford and replacement of three bridges in Jones one in Taylor Coun- ty, ana one in Haskell County. All of ihe projects will be con- tracted to private construction firms. Roberts said Wednesday, .morn- ing that these" appropriations, are not program items which had been included in the district's schedul- ed work but are special appropri- ations approved by State Highway Engineer p. C. Greer and She high- way commission at the request of the District 8 office. These, appropriations ate all in addition'to the approximate already appropriated for new construction ami improve- ments to the entire .highway sjs- Temperatures On Rise Here A gradual rise in temperatures was forecast in Abilene for Wed- nesday.'following a cold front which held th-.nmximim tempers- hire reading here Tuesday to 47 degrees and pushed the mercury, down to the 29-dcgrce mark early Wednesday morning. Although .clouds blanketed Abi- lene Wednesday morning, Weath- erman C. K. Sitchler said he .could see no prospect of precipitation re- sulting from the cool weather. Possibility- of rain, Mich was at first expected to accompany cold front, faded when dry warm air aloft from the west t'.pated the clouds Tuesday after- noon. Bains and frigid air. of the cold front passed southward to the east of AbUen-iind.stalled In Central Hifh temperature forecast for Wednesday was to 50 with 'a low of to 32 WedncMlay night la be by a high of Si to (10 Thursday. tern in District S during the next two years. Roberts said contracts the newly approved work probably will be let during the March letting of contracts the highway depart- ment. Biggest single appropriation In the group for putting a hot mix asphaltic concrete surface ou 36.1 of U, S, 80 Abilene and Eastland County permanent surface will 36-foot-wide portion of the highway. Roberts estimated that work on this project will be start- ed in about two months and that it should be completed to 120 Next largest of the appro- priations is for, the widen- ing of 1 7 miles of U. S. 380 in the'southeast part of downtown Stamford. BoberH said plans for this work are complete and all ngbt-oi-w a> has, already been ob- tained m that the project If readj. to be contracted at the earliest pos- sible letting date'which probably will be in March The present See HIGHWAY, Pg. ?-A, Col. 4 Hospital Bargains As Scalded Baby Dies CHICAGO E. McCar- roh, Cook County has ac- cused the Woodlawn Hospital of "too much bartering for money" in.connection with the emergency treatment of a fatally scalded baby. The babs% 5-month-old Laura Helen Lingo, died the day after mission and treatment at the hos- pital. JlcCarrbn yesterday continued an inquest into the baby's death and ordered subpoenas for Dr. Frank Maple, president the hospital's Executive- Board, and Dr. Perrv Jenkins, its chief of staff. "There was too much bartering for money or compensation for the hospital while an unfortunate child lay helplessly in need of treat McCarron said The baby's mother, Mrs. Irene Lingo, testified that Laura was scalded when she kicked over a Jan. 17, spilling hot oil over her body. Mrs. Lingo said she took the child'to Woodlawn and pleaded with attendants to treat her, prom- ising to pay the hospital fees in weekly or monthly installments. She said the attendants demanded a deposit of Later vaseline and bandages were applied and Dr. Hans Jaeger, a resident intern, wrote aa admis- sion for the baby to Cook County Hospital, Mrs. Lingo testified. The child diet! the next day. community generally includ- ing the United Nations." he emphatically de- clared, "this four-power confer- ence is not the place to decide that matter." Molotov had submitted to the conference's second session yes- terday a formal resolution calling a five-power meeting in May or June. The United States had al- resdy rejected the whole concept. But it also had accepted, along with Britain and Prance, a Russian sponsored agenda which put the five-power proposal as the first item of business beginning In the third session today. American sources disclosed Molotov had decided against any speech in behalf of his Red China motion this afternoon, contrary to reports that he might make lengthy declaration. Instead, when Chairman Eden asked the Bussian if he had any- thing to sav, Molotov replied simply that he had said-yesterday all he needed to say on the sub- ject. Thereupon, Secretary-Dulles got the floor to issue his restate- ment of Washington's views. Cin't Run World Dulles declared He understood Moloiov's proposition, "is designed primarily to establish and imple- ment1 the principle that these five powers have a special mandate to run the affairs sf the world The American denied any such mandate existed, either through the United Nations or through the precedents established by the four- power meeting here or similar meetings in the past. The basis of the Berlin Confer- ence, he said, is the fact that the four nations in it are the occupying powers in Germany so that "the liberation of Austria and the unification ol Germany depend upon us and upon us The secretary asserted situaT tion would be different if the prorp lenv here was the "liberation of Korea from foreign troops." That he argued, is a proper issue for Red China and also for the Re- public of Korea as well as for other, powers. Dulles, Britain's Foreign Secre- tary Anthony Eden and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault all said they agreed to the Soviet order of business not because they willing to meet with Red China but because they wanted to get the subject put of the way and buckle down to work on the prob- lems 'Of German and Austrian independence- STATE ALERT ON Officers Stymied In Moron Kidnap MORAN, Jan 2T Peace of- ficers had made no headway Wed- nesday morning in their search for two men who Monday after- noon kidnaped Mrs.- Jack-.iloore, about 45. of Moran. Shackelford County Deputy Sheriff E. W. Morris of said officers throughout the state have been alerted. Mrs. Moore' wss on her way about- 3 p.m. Monday to visit a friend, Mrs. Don Hallmark, who on cemetery of Moran. About a mile east of Moran she ssw an automobile stopped. Its hood was up, two men, ap- peared to be plagued, with; engine trouble. C She stopped her; car. Out of the, men approached her asked if she would drive him bacSclto Mo- ran to a-garage. lie look the driver's.seat after making her move oveu When he and Mrs.' Moore got to Moran. the middle-aged man didn't stop but drove through town and on toward Cisco on U.S. Highway 380. Not word was spoken after the man got in the car, Mrs. Moore said. About two miles out oh the high- way the turned; a dirt road ami headed .Wist Mrs. Moore hid noticed that UM other, man in'Uu iuppojedly-slalled auto was following closely behind, j After traveling down the dirt' road for about a mile, the man stopped the Moore car. and the other man pulled up alongside. They told Mrs. Moore to get out car, and they took her purse. Finding no money, they searched her and still were unsuccessful'in their hunt for money The two men argued among themselves as to what they should do with Mrs. Moore. One wanted to knock her out The other said.there was no use in that. "She's already a crip- he said. Mrs. Moore is partially crippled from arthritis. The pair of .kidnapers left her unharmed and sped away west toward Putnam in their late mod- el green automobile bearing a Louisiana license plate. Mrs. Moore got back in her, car and turn around. She got stuck in a deep ditch-on the. side of the road. Then she got out and .began walking and yelling. Chip who 'lives nearby, heard her calls. He carried her to Moran, where she was treated for shock and nervousness. Sheriff Jack Moberly said a num- ber of persons had noticed the car in the Morah area a couple of days.before It was bcUevfd a 1M9 or 1950 Ford, laid. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES ATOMS FOR PEACE New .atoniic .discovery reveals prac- tical use of atomic power for peaceful purposes, See Pace TREATY MAKING Ike ap- pears to" have the upper hond in his Senator Bricker ever his proposed amendment to limit the ing powers See Page 7 B MECHANICAL THOUGHTS Henry McLemorc takes a lik- ing to Dr. Vanncvar Bush's me- chanical brain and- has decided to advertise his head, for sale and buy one. Sec Pace 2-B. Federal Jury Indicts Estep William-Estep's alleged activit- ies while residing in Abilene in 1952 and 1953 have caused a fed- eral grand jury at Dallas to indict him on 10 counts charging he used the mails to defraud. That was revealed Wednesday at the U. S. District Court clerk's office here. The indictments are in connec- tion with Estep's alleged offers to sell stock.: in the "Atomotor Manu- facturing Co.. which" was supposed to manufacture an "ato- motor." The charges say Estep claimed the article to be a fuel-less en- gine, self-energirlng, which would revolutionize industry. Ksten was arrested in San An- tonio Tuesday and charged with theft, by fraud for allegedly scll- tne an "stromotone" machine, which he claims will cure cancer and various other ailments, the Associated Press reported. E. L. BUELOW .chairman-, FRED H. HUSBANDS first speaker 250 Due to Attend Industrial Session Lone 250 community leaders !rom half a hundred West Texas towns are expected in Abilene Thursday for the first Industrial Conference to be sponsored fey tne West Texas Chamber of Commerce. Wednesday 192 advance tions from 52 towns had been re- ceived :by the according .to Paul Marable Jr manager of the industrial .department. E L. Buelon of San Acgelo, WTCC vice president and chair- man of. the industrial will preside at the all-day meet- ing In the Wooten Hotel. He u division superintendent of Star, Gas Co 'program' will include. June. speeches by representatives of business and chambers "of com- It will begin 8 a m. Welcome Elbert E. Hall, president of the Abilene Chamber of- Commerce, will welcome delegates, and M D. Fanning, San Angelo CC presi- dent, mil give the response Invocation will be made by the Rev. .Willis, P; Gerhart, rector of the Episcopal Church -the Heavenly Rest, Marable said. Fred H. Husbands, general man- ager of the WTCC, will open the meeting with a talk on industrial development m West Texas "Where to Begin tne Funda- mental ABC's, nf Industrial Devel- opment" will: be the: topic Fred A. Elliston of Fort man- ager of the Texas Electric Service Co. area development division. Frank W. Cantrell of Little -Rock, Ark., managing director of the Arkansas State CC, will speak on 'Balanced Community Develop- ment .the Best for Industry." Cantrell, former editor of the Arkansas Gazette at Little Hock, is author of a plan providing tech- nical assistance to Arkansas, com- munities in development Last speaker before lunch will be C C Whitney jr, of Pampa, personnel superintendent of the Celanese Corporation of America. His topic will be "What Industry Expects of a Comraunitj An engineering graduate or Tex- as AtT College, Whitney has lived in the Orient and served with a reconstruction unit in Europe fol- lowing World Viar II. He joined the company in 1951. Railroader to Talk Following lunch, S. C. O'Nesl open the afternoon session wjth "Transportation Facilities and Their Relation to Industry." A railroad man for 32 jears, he has been traffic manager of the W-icoCC -since and was ac- in promnting Little League baseball in Texas. 'Human Resources in West Tex- HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX? Polls Paid Tuesday 453 Polls Paid to Date Polls Paid Last Year Polls Paid in 1952.......... Daj s before deadline........ 3 FOR CONVENIENCE Reporter-News'' 'subscribers con poy by the week. Morning, Even- ing ond Sunday .is only, 50c morning ond lor Evening ond Sunday ;s cnly 35c a wrek delivered by corner boy in Abilene. If not convenient for yea to poy or per month, pay your carrier by trie Ha, hos netipls to conform. as" will be the topic of Ted Clif- tord of Austin, supervisor of re- ports and statistics for the Texas Employment Commission. A former newspaperman, Chl- ford is responsible for all operat- ing statistics, labor market infor- mation, research projects, public information, community surveys, and agency "publications for the Stockton of Austin, TEC- Dr John H director of the Bureau of Research i t Unrversity of Tei- as will speak on "Markets for West I with the .statistics .division of the Dr. Stockton has been on the uni- versity faculty since 1935 and in his present position since-1950. "Industrial Financing" will be the topic ot Harold S. Foster of Fort Worth, -sice president of the Continental National Bank's indus- trial department. He was lormer- iv assistant manager of the Fort Worth CC in charge of industrial development. Final speech of the day wfll be "Organizing for Action" by Rex Jennings, manager of the Brown- wood CC. Full Investigation He Soys WASHINGTON E1-, senbower said today the Tederal Trade Commission will make a full icale investigation of rising coffee prices. The President told a news con- ference the commission launched a preliminary inquiry Jan. 13 and already, has discovered enough to warrant a full investigation Such an inquiry, he added, is going to take place Retail prices for coffee ately jumped above a pound and wholesalers have predicted a further rise The Trade Commission's investi- gation will be aimed at deter- :imng whether any laws have been violated The President said the FTC would look specifically into charges that domestic trading In coffee had been limlh-d to certain types. He's Behind At his news conference, the President also 1 Declared he is backing up the position of Secretary of Dulles at the Berlin Big Four con- ference That was in reply to a request for comment on Soviet Foreign Minister V M Mototov's demand for a big five parley, in- cluding Bed China, on world prob- lems Dulles rejects that idea 2 Said his associates at the Capitol tell him they still are hope- ful a compromise on the contro- versial Backer treaty amendment can be worked out. 3. Discussed the distinction, as he sees it, between the policies of hts administration and the "New Deal" of the preceding Demo- cratic administrations, fie said his administration Is politically n dealing with individuals conservative in dealing with eco- nomic and monetary matters. Point] to Budget A major difference can be cited, he added, simply by taking a look at the budget which he said shows his administration is r. e d u c spending and that his predeces- sors went further and further into debt. 4. Asserted that Rep Condon (D-Calif) has every right to clear himself of charges of subversion. Condon last year, w as refused per- mission to view atomic tests be- cause ol .Information the Atomic Energy Commission said it had re- ceived about him The congress- man has denied that he is or ever has been a Communist or a sym- pathizer He is being given a hear- ng by the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee 5 Declared measure of human- ly will be employed by the Army in handling the case of Cnl Ed- ward S. Dickenson, the American former prisoner of war who first chose to remain with the Commu- nists' and then elected to return Set IKE, PS. I-A, Col. 1 DOWNTOWN Ledgue of Women Voters Operating Poll Tax Booths to vote this year? If yoii'd better not delay any longer in pajing Sour poll ta-s For the convenience of prospec- tive voters who have waited until long lines are likely to form in the tat collector's office, the League of Women Voters is maintaining two downtown booths. Between 9am. and 5 p m. each day this week members-of the League will be on duty at a booth inside the entrance of Minter's Dry Goods Co. From 12 noon p m another booth is open on the mezzanine of the Wooten Hotel where those attending luncheons pay their pslls. The booth at Minter's will be open all day day this week, including Saturday Mrs Joe Jame- of 726 Haw- thorne; voters service chairman the League, said 30 poll tax re- ceipts Monday at the Minter's booth and 24 in the-Woot- en Hotel .Exemption certificates cannot be issued at the booths, she said Those eligible for exemption must obtain their certificates at the ix offior. Martin Sees Sales Tax Cut TolOPerCent WASHINGTON OB, Speaker Joseph W. Martin Jr. (It-Mass) said today be hopes Con- can act this year to cut all excise or sales taxes now above 10 per cent down to that level. Congressional staff authorities have established such a move would reduce revenues about 912 million dollars year. But Martin said be believes in- creases in sales and employment under the spur of, sudTi tax ducbon probably would prevent any actual revenue loss. The proposed cuts would apply cosmetics, lug- gage, -women's handbags, movie and other adnUiiMBs photograph- ic equiptaeuClijtelulbs and. safe depatit boxes, and dub does, now- all taxed at 20 per cent THE WEATHER BErAITXEST OF COMXUCX WEATBEK BKEEATJ ABTLEHE AND VICINITY doadyy io asd Thursday, some High temperature wwtaesdty, 50 derrees; low Wednesday nnht. 3t to 32. hUh Thursday 55 to i-ORTH CEHTHAL TEXAS- Generally it -aiher -csld tills aftczaooc and tonight Warner Thursday IdOwttt tonlcbi. .WEST-. TEXAS: Geaerally fair, warmer In Panhandle ami Soua Plains tills tsar- noon. Otherwise DO important temperature chances throuch lowest 3S3S Ifi Paohaadie and fiotlta Flams tonight. EAST TEXAS deaf to putlT colder Uus afternoon and ID south portion tw.iistt SOOTH CENTRAL TEXAS- fHOf Uoudy cooler SlljthUy warmer in north portion -Thursdaj-. TEXFEKATOmES Tues P 11 Wed A JJ 33 1JO 31 C 31 4" 3 -SO 31 W 4..TO 30 31 31 41 T35 33. 3> 130 33 39 9.30 X 3S .....10JO 3S 3i 11.30 M 33 12 30 37 Sunrise today 7 AM Sunset tonical SM PJS. Maximum_iemperature lait M noun Ulalmum at 30 a nt, 3> degreei Barometer readtet at 15 30 P JJL mitekuty is P-M- PROSPEC11VE Russell Turner of 1241 Blair St. (left) was qualified to vote in 1954 elections Wednesday morning after Mrs. R B. Rodke of 2065 Palm St (right) issued her a poll tax receipt in exchange for Mrs. Rodke is one of the of League of Women Voters are staffing two downtown poll tax booths. (Staff photo) Only 3 Days Left to Pay Poll Tax -Deadline Saturday i -5 ;