Abilene Reporter News, January 27, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

January 27, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARMER — ¿L ~ / 0 AWent gUrilene 3K.eporter—"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YO'JR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIIÍ, No. 225 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27, 1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c END OF THE TRAIL—Highway patrolmen and police examine the body of Jack Strachan (lower left) after four patrolmen shot and killed him. ending a day-long manhunt begun when Strachan wounded his estranged wife* then killed Patrolman W. 0. Hanna. Mrs. Strachan is reported “holding her own.” Ike Launches Coffee Price Probe. Backs Dulles Fully ON TO GERMANY Skip China, Dulles Asks BERLIN W — Secretary of State Dulles urged the Berlin Conference Today to skip over action on Russia’s proposal foi* a meeting with Communist China and come to grips immediately with the problems of German unification and European security. Dulles declared the Soviet demand for a five-power conference including the Peiping government “is primarily a device to attempt to secure for that regime a position in the councils of the world which it has not earned or had accorded to it by the international Road Grants Total $667,140 for Area Special appropriations totaling tem in District 8 during the next $667,140 for highway and bridge; two years. improvements in District 8 approv- Roberts said contracts for the ed Tuesday by the Texas Highway newly approved work probably will Department includes $175,000 for i be let during the March letting of the first leg of a new route to be! contracts by the highway depart-opened between Clairemont and ment. Spur. District Highway Engineer J C. Biggest single appropriation In the group is $330.000 for putting a (Jake) Roberts of Abilene said    asphaltic concrete surface Wednesday morning that the new!°h mues 'oi P*    between route is designated to begin five Abilene and Eastland County. The miles southeast of Spur and go immanent surface will cover the south to Clairemont lor a total oi »foot-wide paved portion of the 19.9 miles. It will be a secondary highway. Roberts estimated that highway, to be built to “higher I work 011 project wiU be sUrt-atandards than the usual iarm-tn- j market road,” 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 $175,-000 appropriation, will be 7.4 miles starting at Clairemont and going north. Right-of-way will be 120 feet wide and, in accordance with the highway department's policy,, c k p    coroner,    hls    ac. the right-of-way must be obtained cus(,d the Woo$Uwn Hospital of ed in about two months and that it should be completed in “90 to 120 working days.” Next largest of the appropriations is $82,000 for the widening of 1.7 miles of U. S. 380 in the southeast part of downtown Stamford. Roberts said plans for this work are complete and all right-of-way has already been obtained so that the project is ready to be contracted at the earliest possible letting date which probably will be in March. The present See HIGHWAY, Pg. 2-A, Coi. 4 Hospital Bargains As Scalded Baby Dies CHICAGO tV—Walter E. McCar- by local governments. “too much bartering for money” Four miles of the highway \vill({n connection with the emergency be in Dickens County and the j treatment of a fatally scalded other 15.9 miles in Kent County. It ¡baby. will link State Highway 70 and U*j pbe baby, 5-month-old Laura 380-    !    Helen    IJngo, died the day after ad- lay helplessly in need of treatment,” McCarron said. The baby’s mother, Mrs. Irene Ungo, testified that Laura was scalded when she kicked over a vaporizer Jan. 17, spilling hot oil over her body. Mrs. Ungo said she took the child to Woodlawn and pleaded The new appropriations include ; mission and treatment at the hos- j with attendants to treat her, prom- 1330,000 for a permanent surface j pital. for V. S. 80 between Abilene and McCarron yesterday continued the Eastland County hue and will; ail inquest into the baby’s death also provide for the widening of U. and ordered subpoenas for Dr. S. 380 in tlowntown Stamford and j Frank Maple, president of the replacement of three bridges in j hospital's Executive Board, and Jones County, one in Taylor Caun-Dr. Perry Jenkins, its chief of ty and one in Haskell County. ! staff. All of the projects wdl be con- j “There was too much bartering tracted to private construction ; for money or compensation for the firms. Roberts said Wednesday morning that thesd appropriations are not program items which had been included in the district’s scheduled work but are special appropriations approved by State Highway Engineer D. C. Greer and the highway commission at the request of the District 8 office. These appropriations are all in addition to the approximate $10,-000,000 already appropriated for new construction and improvements to the entire highway ays- Temperatures On Rise Here A gradual rise in temperatures was forecast in Abilene for Wednesday. following a cold front which held the maximim temperature reading here Tuesday to 47 degrees and pushed the mercury down to the 29-degree mark early Wednesday morning. Although clouds blanketed Abilene Wednesday morning, Weatherman C. E. Sitcbler said he could see no prospect of precipitation resulting from the cool weather. Possibility of rain, which was at first expected to accompany the cold front, faded when dry warm air aloft from the west dissipated the clouds Tuesday afternoon. Rains and frigid air of the cold front passed southward to the east of Abllen- and stalled In Central Texas, High temperature forecast for Abilene Wednesday was 45 to 50 degrees, with a low of 28 to 32 Wednesday night to be followed by a high of 55 to 60 Thursday. hospital while an unfortunate child ising to pay the hospital fees in weekly or monthly installments. She said the attendants demanded a deposit of $100. Later vaseline and bandages were applied and Dr. Hans Jaeger, a resident intern, wrrote an admission for the baby to Cook County Hospital, Mrs. Ungo testified. The child died the next day. community generally including the United Nations,” “Certainly,” he emphatically declared, “this four-power conference is not the place to decide that matter.” Molotov had submitted to the conference’s second session yesterday a formal resolution calling a five-power meeting in May or June. The United States had already rejected the w’hole concept. But it also had accepted, along with Britain and France, 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 a lengthy declaration. Instead, when Chairman Eden asked the Russian if he had anything to say, Molotov replied simply that he had said yesterday all he needed to say on the subject. Thereupon, Secretary Dulles got the floor to issue his restatement of Washington’s views. Can’t Run World Dulles declared he understood Molotov’s proposition “is designed primarily to establish and implement the principle that these five powers have a special mandate to run the affairs of the w’orld.” 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 Conference. he said, is the fact that the four nations in it are the occupying powers in Germany and Austria so that “the liberation of Austria and the unification of Germany depend upon us and upon us alone.” The secretary asserted the, situation would be different if the problem here was the “liberation of Korea from foreign troops.” That he argued, is a proper issue for Red China and also for the Republic of Korea as well as for other powers. Dulles, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault all said they agreed to the Soviet order of business not because they were willing to meet with Red China but because they wanted to get the subject out of the way and buckle down to work on the problems of German unification and Austrian independence. Full Investigation Justified, He Says E. L. BUELOW ... chairman FRED H. HUSBANDS . . . first speaker 250 Due to Attend Industrial Session STATE ALERT ON Officers Stymied In Moran Kidnap MORAN, Jan. 27 — Peace of- j auto was following closely behind, j ficers had made no headway Wed- | After traveling down the dirt j nesday morning in their search j road for about a mile, the man j for two men who Monday after- j stopped the Moore car. and the J noon kidnaped Mrs. Jack Moore, other man pulled up alongside, about 45. of Moran    j    They    told    Mrs.    Moore    to    get    out    * Shackelford County Deputy of the car, and they took her purse, j Sheriff E. W. Morris of Moran Finding no money, they searched ! WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES ATOMS fOR PEACE — N?» atomic dtscoverv reveals practical use of atomic power for peaceful purposes. — See Page 3-A, TREATY MAKING — Ike appears to have the upper hand »n his bottle with Senator Bricker aver his proposed omendment to limit the President's treaty-making powers. -— See Page 7 8, MECHANICAL THOUGHTS — Henry Mclemorr takes a liking to Dr. Vannevar Bush's mechanical brain ond has decided to advertise his head for saie and buy one. — See Pace 2-8. said officers throughout the state have been alerted. Mrs. Moore was on her way about 3 p.m. Monday to visit a friend, Mrs. Don Hallmark, who lives on the cemetery road east of Moran. About a mile east of Moran she saw an automobile stopped. Its hood was up. and two men appeared to be plagued with engine trouble. She Mopped her car. Due of the men approached her and asked if she would drive him back to Moran to «a garage. He took the driver’s seat after making her move ovor. 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 a word was spoken after the man got in the car. Mrs. Moore said. About two miles out on the highway the man turned off onto a dirt road and headed west. Mrs. Moore had noticed that the other man in the aupposedly-stailed 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 cripple.” 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 model green automobile bearing a Louisiana license plate. Mrs. Moore got back in her car and tried to 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 Wood, who lives nearby, heard her calls. He carried her to Moran, where she was treated for shock and nervousness. .Sheriff Jack Moberly said a number of persons had noticed the car in the Moran area a couple of days before the incident. It was believed to.be a 1949 or 1950 Ford, he said. Federal Jury Indicts Estep Around 250 community leaders , from half a hundred West Texas towns are expected in Abilene Thursday for the first Industrial Conference to be sponsored by the West Texas Chamber of Commerce. Wednesday 192 advance registrations from 52 towns had been received by the WTCC, according to Paul Marable Jr., manager of the industrial department. E. L. Buelow of San Angelo, WTCC vice president and chairman of the industrial committee, w’ill preside at the all-day meeting in the Wooten Hotel. He is division superintendent of Lone Star Gas Co. The program will Include nine speeches by representatives of business and chambers of commerce. It u?ill begin at 9 a.m. Welcome Delegates Elbert E. Hall, president of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, will welcome delegates, and M. D, Fanning, San Angelo CC president, will give the response. Invocation will be made by the Rev. Willis P. Gerhart, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, Marable said. Fred H. Husbands, general manager of the WTCC. will open the i m’eeting- with a talk on industrial j development in West Texas. “Where to Begin — the Fundamental ABC’s of Industrial Devel- j opment” will be the topic of Fred ! A. Elliston of Fort Worth, man-! ager of the Texas Electric Service Co. area development division. Frank W. Cantrell of Uttle Rock, Ark., managing director of the i Arkansas State CC, w ill speak on I “Balanced Community Development — the Best for Industry.” Cantrell, former editor of the Arkansas Gazette at Little Rock, is author of a plan providing technical assistance to Arkansas communities 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 Community.” An engineeri’j graduate of Texas A IE College, Whitney has lived in the Orient and served with a reconstruction unit in Europe following World Mar II. He Joined the company in 1951. Railroader to Talk Following lunch, S. C. O’Neal will open the afternoon session with “Transportation Facilities and Their Relation to Industry.” A railroad man for 32 years, he has been traffic manager of the Waco CC since 1946, and was active in promoting Uttle League baseball in Texas. “Human Resources in West Tex- as” will be the topic of Ted Clifford of Austin, supervisor of reports and statistics for the Texas Employment Commission. A former newspaperman, Clifford is responsible for all operating statistics, labor market information, research projects, public information, community surveys, and agency publications for * the TEC. Dr. John R. Stockton of Austin, director of the Bureau of Businsss Research < t’ University of Texas will speak on “Markets for West Texas Industry.” Former industrial economist with the statistics division of the War Production Board in 1942. Dr. Stockton has been on the university faculty ^ince 1935 and in his present position since 1950. “Industrial Financing” will be the topic of Harold S. Foster of Fort Worth, vice president of the Continental National Bank’s industrial department. He was formerly assistant manager of the Fort Worth CC in charge of industrial development Final speech of the day will be “Organizing for Action” by Rex Jennings, manager of the Brown-wood CC. "WASHINGTON Iffl—President Eisenhower said today the Federal Trade Commission will make a full scale investigation of rising coffee prices. The President told a news conference 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 have lately jumped above $1 a pound and wholesalers have predicted a further rise. The Trade Commission's investigation will be aimed at determining whether any law's havej been violated. The President said the FTC I would look specifically into j charges that domestic trading in coffee had been limited to certain ; .types. He’s Behind Dulles At his news conference, the ¡ President also: 1. Declared he is backing up the position of Secretary of State Dulles at the Berlin Big Four conference. That was in reply to a request for comment on Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov’s demand for a big five parley, including Red China, on W'orld problems. Dulles rejects that idea. 2. Said his associates at the Capitol tell him they still are hopeful a compromise on the controversial Bricker treaty - power amendment can be worked out. 3. Discussed the distinction, as he sees it, between the policies of his administration and the “New Deal” of the preceding Democratic administrations. He said his administration is politically liberal in dealing with individuals and conservative in dealing with economic and monetary matters. Points 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 ihg spending and that his predecessors 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 was refused permission to view’ atomic tests be- cause of Information the Atomic Energy Commission said it had received about him. The congressman has denied that he Is or ever has been a Communist or a sympathizer. He is being given a hearing by the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee. 5. Declared a measure of humanity will be employed by the Army in handling the case of Cpl. Edward S. Dickenson, the American former prisoner of war who first chose to remain with the Communists and then elected to return See IKE, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 Marlin Sees Sales Tax Cut To 10 Per Ceni WASHINGTON US) — House Speaker Joseph W. Martin Jr. (R-Mass) said today he hopes Con-gr-^s 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 942 million dollars a year. But Martin said he believes increases in sales and employment under the spur of such a tax reduction probably would prevent any actual revenue loss. The proposed cuts would apply to furs, jewelry, cosmetics, luggage, women’s handbags, movie and other admissions, photographic equipment, light bulbs and tube*, safe deposit boxes, and club dues, now' ail taxed at 20 per cent. DOWNTOWN Leúgue of Women Voters Operating Poll Tax Booths W. r' to vote this year1’ If so, you’d better not delay any longer in paying *your poll tax. For the convenience of prospective voters who have waited until j long lines are likely to form in the tax collector's office, the League of Women Voters is maintaining two downtown booths. Between 9 a, m. 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 until 1:15 p. m. another booth is open on the mezzanine of the luncheons where those attending may pay their polls. The booth at Minter’s will be open all day every day this week, [ including Saturday. Mrs. Joe James of 726 Hawthorne, voters service chairman of the League, said SO poll tax re- j ceipts were issued Monday at the j .Winter's booth and 24 in the Woot- i en Hotel. Exemption certificates cannot be issued at the booths, she said, t THE WEATHER VS. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY: Cloudy %0 partly cloudy Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday night and Thursday. Some warmer Thursday. High temperature Wednesday. *5 to 50 degrees; Sow Wednesday night, 33 to 32; high Thursday. SS to SO. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Oner ally fair, continued rather cold this afternoon and tonight, warmer Thursday. Lowest 36-34 tuni*hi. WEST TEXAS: Generally fair, warmer in Panhandle and South Plain* this after noon Otherwise no important temperature I changes through Thursday. Lowest 35-36 s to Panhandle and South Plains tonight j EAST TEXAS Clear to partly cloudy. ; colder this afternoon and to south portion i tonight, SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS:    Partly ! cloudy, cooler this afternoon and tonight Slightly warmer in north portion Thursday. TEMPERATURES Tues. P. M. 3*    . «3 45    . +<5    . 4g . 45    . 41    . 3*    . 3»    . 35 34    , 1:30 2 30 3:30 4:3» 5:30 6:30 7.30 i;30 9:30 10 30 11:30 Wed. A M 31 31 30 30 31 31 32 33 35 35 3« 37 .......12    30 Sunn-f today 7:39 A.M.; Sunset tonight 6.04 P M. Maximum temperature last 34 hour« at 6:30 am. 47 degrees. .__ _    .. i Minimum temperature last 34 boura at Those eligible for exemption i j a.m.. 3» degrees must obtain their certificates at the j Barometer reaJto* *tu:3o p m m ss. Wooten Hotel I px collector’, offk*.    1    «—'»»•‘«»»•a. HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX? William Estep’s alleged activit-j- ...........  —■ ie* while residing in Abilene in poj^    xuesdav 1952 and 1953 have caused a fed-1 p.iH tn Date era! 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 j office here. The indictments are in oonnee- j tiou with Estep’s alleged offers to sell stock in the “Atomotor Manufacturing Co., Inc.,” which was supposed to manufacture an “atomotor.” The charges say Estep claimed the article to be a fuel-less engine, self-energizing, which would revolutionize industry. Estep was arrested in Sau Antonio Tuesday and charged with theft by fraud for allegedly selling an “atromotone” machine, which he claims will cure cancer and various other ailments, the Associated Press reported. Polls Paid Last Year ....• Polls Paid in 1952 ......... Days before deadline...... FOR CONVENIENCE RfpOrter.Ncw s subscribers con pay by the week. Morning Evening and Sunday s only 50c a week morning and Sunday or Evening and Sunday s only 35c a week *— delivered by comer boy in Abilene. If not convenient for you t $2,15 or $1.50 per -nonth vOur comer b\ the week, t receipts to conform. pav s.NJv has PROSPECTIVE VOTER—Mrs. 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 $1.75. Mrs. Rodke is one of the members of the League or Women Voters who are staffing two downtown poll tax booths. (Staff photolOnly 3 Days Left to Pay Poll Tax--Deadline Saturday ;