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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND WARMER EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIII, No. 241 Aaodeted Prea (AP) WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 12, 1954 PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY iOc Austria Calls on UN For Restored Freedom DESPITE PROTEST Pakistan to Get Arms From UL S. WASHINGTON, officials said today States fccs dsc'dsil stantial military aid to FIRE AND HIGH Angelo, Tom Green County and Mathis Field firemen pre- vent damage to the large hangars at the airport near San Angelo Wednesday despite blow- ing sand and winds from 40 to 65 miles per hour. The fire started in a frame building and spread to two others. One of the houses was occupied by the J. T. Williams family, who escaped unharmed. Damage was estimated at (Standard-Times Photo) regardless of India's angry pro- :ests. An American military survey mission, they, said, will go to Pakistan to look over its armed brces and determine the amount and type of military equipment needed. An announcement of the decision probably will be delayed until South Korea Offers Army to Indochina S SEOUL Korea said to- it has offered a full army division 'to fight communism in Indochina and it astod for help from retired U. S. Gen. James Van Fleet. The government information of- fice, in a statement indirectly critical of the United States, :.said it had bceri asked to help fight the Reds in. "two urgent appeals by the cabinet minister of the Laos one of three states of Indochina. A Communist Vietminh force of men is driving south Luang Prabang, capital of South Korean Foreign Minister Pyun Yung Tai said in an inter- view that his country has offered a division to anti-Communist forces in Indochina fighting under the French Union banner. A source in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris said it had no information of such an offer. In Tokyo, the Japanese news- paper Nippon Times said Ameri- can Air Force units are flying small-scale support airlifts for French troops in Indochina, from Japan via Formosa and the Philip- pines. Burglars Pull 33rd Job Here Related Story on Pg. 7-A. Shortly after the Pyun interview President Synghman Rhee's govern- ment. issued a sharply-worded statement declaring: "From the United StStes .we ask only that it give us the .services of! its .-great soldier, Gen. Van Fleet, who achieved iii creating the Korean army and in fighting the Communists in Greece. "We want Gen. Van Fleet to come and help us organize our own forces and at the same time train and organize the armies' of IndO' china: He could, with his tremen- dous energy, do both iobs, and we would cooperate by providing our wm army officers 'to help in the training of _the Jndocbjnese." "As commander 'at the V. S. 8th Army until his retirement late in tha Korean War, :Van Fleet super- vised the training of South Korea's army. BICKLEY DOUBTS LEGALITY 'Limited Annexation' Under Study by City Burglars tapped two more Abi- lene places a cafe and a school night, bringing to 33 the total break-ins since Jan. 1, Police Detective Capt. W. B. Mc- Donald announced Friday. He said police have al- ready solved "about 12" of the 33, however. No suspects had been found early Friday in tlie Thurs- day night burglaries. Jack and Ina's Cafe, 1042 South Second St. and the new Woodson High School, North Fourth St. and Cockerell Dr., were burglarized Thursday night- Nothing was taken from the cafe, although the burglar beat on the o-saret machine and other articles. He failed to get into the cigaret machine. Loot from the school building was estimated "maybe as high as in money. The cash was tak- en from a candy machine and a drink-dispensing machine. McDonald said entry to Jack and Ina's Cafe was made through a skylight, which the burglar broke. He reported that no place of en- trance was located at the school. There was a program at the school Thursday night, and McDonald reasoned that somebody hid in the. building until the crowd left and then commuted the theft McDonald said four autos have been stolen since the first of the year but that police have recov- ered all of them. City Commission Friday .morn- ing referred to City Atty. Alex Bickley for study a recommenda- tion from the Planning and Zon- ing Commission that adopt "limited annexation" of. outside areas. Bickley stated that he doubts the legality of such mergers. The City Planning and Zoning Commission wrote a letter, urging city commissioners to bring about limited annexation for purposes of planning, zoning, sanitation and health protection. No additional taxation would -be placed on the territory brought in under those circumstances. The proposal was based upon a j provision. in the charter of the City of Austin. City Atty. Bickley is to investi- gate the legal angles involved and Boy Hurt in Crash Leaves Hospital William M. Pittman Jr., 6, who was hospitalized at St. Ann Hos- pital following an automobile acci- dent Wednesday which killed his stepfather, Joe Donald Bird, was released from the hospital Thurs- day. The boy had been hospitalized for possible abdominal injuries. His sister, LaVerne Pittman, 11, who was also in the auto at the time of the accident, was released from the hospital Wednesday with knee bruises. Funeral for Mr. Bird was held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Throdkmor- ton at the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Throckmorton Cem- etery. Coffee 30 Cents A Cup in Tokyo TOKYO high back home? Well, it's 30 cents a cup here, S2.24 a pound or for a two-ounce jar of the instant type. If you pinch p'cnnics, you can buy i cup of bitter, unrecognizable brew lor 17 ceaifc WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES HOMETOWN Gen. William 0. Senter, former Abi- lenian, named commander of Tinker Air Force Bose at Okla- homa Page I B. President Nix- on emerges as peacemaker, tries to get Republicans to stop colling Demos Page 6A. Armed forces request billion "for purchase of guided 11 A. DENNIS THE MENACE Car- loo.list Hank Ketcham got his idea for the 'holy terror' soon to be introduced to Reporter- News readers from his own sen, Dennis Page 12A. Diplomatic I after Pakistan and Turkey sign the United a broad defense, economic and "PakistanisaidT" report to the commission his de- cision on the validity of such a rule, The planning panel suggested that the program be established here either through an ordinance or an amendment to Abilene's charter. Its letter reads in part: "The authority now" exercised by the city in approving the subdi- vision of land withm five miles ol its corporate boundaries does not afford sufficient control in the proper development of said terri- tory. "It has been demonstrated that the policy of full annexation of such territory has many objection- able features." It would be difficult to deter- mine whether any legal opposition will develop to Austin's "limited annexation" charter power, the planning board said. "As of this date the City of Aus- tin has annexed no additional areas for limited purposes under this the panel wrote. Doyle Singleton, Abilene's city planning engineer, stated in a re- cent speech to a civic club here that more control over the develop- ment of fringe areas is needed. City Makes Final Payment On Sewers V. douse, contractor, was voted by tiie City Commission Friday morning the final payment of Sl.949.25 on the sanitary sewer jobs recently probed for the city. Joe Ward, Wichita Falls engi- neer, was recently employed by the commission to investigate whether Clouse did the work ac- cording to city specifications. A Ward "employe found that the city had overlooked paving the con- tractor The investigator also reported several, instances of faulty; work on the sewer; and ;thj: :Cpnanissiqn. Srotad: recently s mifjnere was: insufficient ci< spection. action, also authorized returning to Clouse a check which he had offered the city some time ago for the expense involved in cleaning dirt from one of the lines. Investigation by L. A. Grimes, former water superinten- dent, showed Clouse's work did not cause the dirt to get in the line. The commission voted Friday that Clouse must pay Ward the fee which he charged the. city for his investigation, since some faults were acknowledged by both Ward and the commission in the instal- lation. Error Noted Former Water Supt. Grimes Fri- day-stated in a letter to the com mission' that the Ward report was in error in saying that the city had paid Clouse for some eight- inch fines where six-inch were laid. The payment was for six-inch size, Grimes said. Sewer projects involved in the Ward investigation were the Wast Side Interceptor (along the west- ern edge of and some lines in North Park, Over Place and Tanglewood. Clouse offered to repay the city any damages due it, even prior to the ordering of the probe, Grimes recently told the commission. WIFE DIVORCES 'GARBAGE MAN1 DETROIT Mrs. Dorothy Roe got a divorce yesterday after testifying that her .hus- band Gene complained her po- tato peelings were too thick and constantly inspected the garbage to see -if she threw away anything edible. Pair Badly Injured In Head-on Crash SNYDER. Feb. 12 Two men remained in serious condition in Cogdeli Memorial Hospital here Friday morning following a head- on collision on U. S. Highway 84 at a.m. Thursday. Most critically injured was Emile Favreau, 32, unemployed Snyder man, who suffered multiple fractures of the leg and jaw and a concussion. C. S. Perkins, 67, prominent Swcctwatcr attorney, was in seri- ous condition with a fractured leg ani ribs and a seriously injured eye, which his physician said he might lose. Favreau was reported "improv- having regained conscious- ness at times, and Perkins was "doing very well for a man of his a doctor said. Perkins was driving a 1949 Buick and was driving a' 1952 Studebaker at the time of the ac- cident, which occurred between Snyder and Sweetwaler. Investigating officers from the Scurry County sheriff's office as- signed no cause to the accident. Motor Through Firewall Force of the'collision was shown Secret Negotiations The two countries are reported o be negotiating the pact secretly, U.S. encouragement. The greement is expected to be an- ounced formally within a matter f days. Pakistan officials are said be eager to conclude it before ext Tuesday's important provin- ial elections, hoping an announce- lent would help Premier's Ali's arty. Any American move to arm 3akistan would be certain to pro- oke bitter objections from India's 'rime Minister Nehru. He has een mobilizing Indian public pinion against any such Ameri- an-Pakistan military tieup on the round it would upset peace in sia. Want to Go Ahead Top American State and De- ense department leaders, after arefully weighing Nehru's.views, re reported to have decided to o ahead with military aid to Pak- stan: They are represented as oncluding that any backing down y the United States now would einforce India's position in Asia 5 a potential leader of a bloc of :ountries neutral in the contest jetween the Com: he free world. j Encouragement of the Pakistan- Turkey, negotiations reflects belief hat Nehru can object less to American arms aid if it goes to support an anti-Communist mili- iiry alliance. The .Pakistan-Turkey agreement is looked upon as the nucleus for a larger Middle Eastern defense alliance which other anti-Commu- nist countries, including India, would be invited to join. SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS Sunday is Cupid's very special day and The Reporter- News will pay just tribute to that very important person with an extra-special Valentine presentation in the Wom- an's Section. Sunday is also the day Abilene's largest auditorium, and one of the largest church auditoriums in the state, will be opened. The Sunday Reporter-News will present "ictiirss and descrintions of this -sanctuary.; the First BaptisFciiurch building, and a report on the week-long dedication ceremony which will officially open it Baptists, especially, will want to order extra copies of the Sunday paper to send to friends and former mem- bers of the congregation. The complete news local, state, national, sports, oil, farm and will be presented readers of The Reporter-News in the big Sunday 'edition. Reds Want Trieste Included Minter New Head of CC George Minter Jr., Abilene rher-j chant, was elected president of the! Abilene Chamber of Commerce Friday at a meeting of the Board of Directors. Retiring president Elbert Hall will become vice president of the CC, In accordance with the by- laws. Fleming James, director and u. cashier of the Farmers and Mer- inunist bloc and I chants National Bank, w-s elect ed and Joe Coolcy was reappointed general manager of the .CC... Directors heard a report from Oliver chairman of the reievaluatiQnXprogram coimuttee that' 'Use. program kas brought ta S14.38i.50 increased dues since i Was begun last September. The comfiiittee still has to con firms to ask tea dues Howard said Plans for the 46th annual CC membership banquet March 9 were discussed by the directors. General Curtis LeMay, com- mandsr of the Strategic Air Com- mand, will be main speaker. Tickets for the banquet will go on sale Monday at the CC office for a person. An Air Force theme will be used. Second Son In Pott Minter, recently elected to his second term as a CC director, is the second son in the CC's history Man Drops Dead Telling Life Story EUREKA, Calif. tell- ng-the story of his life to mem- bers of the Fprtuna Rotary Club yaterday, 75-year-old Bert Mor- jari dropped dead. He had been lelllog of his experiences in this area's logging-camp heyday. GEORGE MINTER, JR. new C-C president to follow his father as a CC presi dent. George Minter Sr. served as CC president in 1918. Father and son are two of the partners in Mints Dry Goods Co. In 1951 J. C. Hunter Jr., Abi Set Of FICERS, Pg. 2-A, Col. 1 Duval Jury Takes Up Study Of School District Money SAN DIEGO Lfl The Duval County grand jury today resumed study of how Benavides School District funds were State Atty. Gen. John Ben Shep- perd's charge that it's not quali- fied to conduct the probe. Meanwhile, the atmosphere in this dusty town of citizens- home of South Texas political pow- er George B. quieted after three days of explosive legal maneuvers by Shepperd. The attorney general has said he wants to clean up "tha mess" in this area. State and federal offi- cers are checking the use of public funds. The Internal Revenue Serf- ice is looking into Parr's income tax returns. In the court house, State Auditor C. H. Cavness and seven assistants plus two men from the State. Comp- troller's office pored over guarded records of Duval County and the .by the fact that the motor in th Studebaker had gone through th car's firewall with only six inche of the motor left in front of th wall, according to Deputy Lowe] Holt. Perkins had been in Snyder Wet nesday on a court case. His wif and a son, Clifton Perkins, Swee water insurance man, arrived to be at his bedside Thursday after noon. A brother of Favreau arrived in Snyder Thursday night from Whitcsboro. Identification found in Favreau's billfold showed that he was un- riorried. His mother lives' in Kan- sas. He was unemployed at the time of the accident, a hospital spokesman said. Perkins has a married daugh- ter, Dorothy, living in the Sip Grande Valley. "When the accident the Bulck was apparently headed north and the Studebaker south, Deputy Sheriff Bill Love of Sny- der said. Both were facing west following the accident, he said. The high- way runs north, and south. NOT TOO George Parr, south Texas po- litical boss, doesn't seem too concerned about proceed- ings as he sits in his office in San Diego while state au- ditors check tax books of his political domain. Eenavides and San Diego school districts. Got Imported Judgt Shepperd got an imported judge to order the records hauled Into court by Texas Rangers. Parr has called Shepperd's quick-stepping activities "politics." The grand jury was to reconvene at 2 p.m. after a two-day recess. Three witnesses were subpoenaed. Shepperd has asked that it be dismissed. He says it can't do a fair job because seven of its 12 members are tied in with Parr. A hearing on Shepperd's petition is set in district court here Feb. 20 The attorney general returned t Austin yesterday, predicting a "re birth of justice in this area." Plans to Return But Shepperd planned to be back in Parr country Sunday or Monday to prepare for next week's court battles. Meanwhile state audito: C. H. Cavness and seven assistant: studied Duval County and schoo Sec DUVAL, Pa. 2-A, Col. 2 CAB FARES CHANGED Last Skips to Be Payed in Streets BERLIN Foreign Min- ister V. M. Molotov demanded again today that the explosive is- sue of Trieste be included1 in con- deration cf the Austria" inde- endence treaty. Specifically, he said the Bis our should spell out a clause that disputed territory at the'head the Adriatic be demilitarized. is now occupied: by British, merican and Yugoslav troops but the Western Powers said last Octo- ber they were ready to pull out nd turn over administration of their zone to Italy. Yugoslavia re- eled bitterly. The Russians tried once before i link Trieste with the Austrian uestion. The West rejected the dea then; 'New Then Molotov made what his top ides had described beforehand as "new proposal" on Austria soon Her today's Big Four session got o this last point on their agenda. Austrian Foreign Minister Leo- pold Figl appealed to the four owers to restore Austria's inde- pendence without delay. In the since drafting of an inde- pendence treaty began in 1946 the joints of difference have been nar- owed to five. Molotov's proposal eems certain to cause further lelay Flgl made his appearance at a Regular session late in the'after- loon which followed a secret meet- ing on Asiatic questions; The mild-mannered Austrian made an impassioned plea to re- store his nation's sovereignty and deliver its even million people from occupation for the first time since 1938 He asked that the eco- nomic terms-ot tbe draft treaty oe revised "in a sympathetic and gen- erous spirit THese terms would benefit Rus- sia as the treaty now ctanas They provide for of 150 ma- ion dollars over a sli-jear period by Austria for the redemption of factories in the Soviet occupation zone which were seized as German assets. They would also give Russia the lion's share of Austrian oil pro- duction for a period of 25 to 30 years. Figl argued that the dispos- al of the country's mineral re- sources is "an inalienable right :or every free people." There was strong indication that Jf Molotov would drop his insist- on a Big Five parley Includ- rig Red China, U. S. Secretary of State Dulles would be willing o reverse Ike previous American losition that Russia should attend the proposed Korean political con- Terence only as a partner of Red :hina and North Korea rather than is a nonbelligerent. Following today's secret session, he conference secretariat released only this information: "The ministers continued their discussion on Item 1 (Russia's Big Five conference proposal) of the agenda and their restricted session at the Allied Control Authority Building ended at p.m." Western officials said the use of "continued" to describe the dis-" cussion indicated it was not termi- nated today and would be taken up in a fourth secret meeting at a time as yet not fixed. The Western ministers made plain to Molotov in yesterday's cret session, it was understood, that they have no intention whatever accepting bis five- power conference demand, but that they are deeply interested in hav- ing the Berlin meeting break the Communist-y. N. Command dead- lock over arrangements for a Ko- rean peace ssttlement. Progress along this line could lead directly into ,negotiations for peace in Indochina, Molotov re- portedly was told. Paving the last skips in paved streets was ordered Friday morn- ing by the City Commission in vot- ing the assessments of cost against property owners. Twelve skips and as many own- ers are involved. The commission also: Delayed unta next Friday its consideration of an amended ordinance defining and prohibiting "blind" corners, so that more work could be done on the wording. (2) Adopted on final vote the changes in taxicab fares. (3) Set a meeting in the City Commission room at City Hall for March 11 at p.m. to confer with plumbing contractors over the possible adoption, of the National Plumbing Code here. (4) Received one bid on police- men's and firemen's summer uni- forms, and referred it to Commis- sioner Jack Minter. The bidder was Neely-Barnes. Land Bid Spurned (5) Filed and said "sot Interest- ed" to a letter from representa- tives of defunct Abilene Develop- ment Co., which stated that they might bid J350 an acre for the old Municipal Airport land should the city advertise it for iile and should furnish good title to it. (Th company at one time offered 000 for the 377 acres, but a ques tion on the title of' a portioi caused the deal to fall through: (6) Voted to pay T. W. Flana- gan S150 damages to his North Park property when the city crossed it with a sewer line and in exchange for an easement from him. Those who signed the tentative for the purchase of the old airport land were S. M. Jay. E. L. Thornton, T. C. Campbell, Jr., Morgan Jones Jr., F. C. Olds and Hudson Smart. The commission said it wasn't interested at the price offered. Skips to be paved under Fri- day's action, and the owner of each, are: 1028 South Sixth St.. Ann, Herman; South Fifth and Meander Sts., Mrs. Tina Chris- tian; South Eighth St., W. C. Shaw; South-Eighth St., G. M. Garter; South 14th St., J. D. Sher- rod; 1147 Victoria St., Stella Tarp- ley, 2001; 2009 and 2017 Swenson St.; H. H. Toombs; 1002 Mulberry St., A. C, Kyle; 1226 Pine St., I. P. Rogers; 934 Pine St., Stuart Wagstaff; South Ninth St.. Mrs. 1. H. 'Davisl- 3302 South 14th St., Mrs. Rosa Fulcber. THE WEATHER IT. S. HEFARTHENT OF COXMEBCE WEATEEK BCKEAU ABILENE AND VraXTTT: and sllxbtly warmer Friday night and Saturday. High temperature Fridav, 60 to 65: loir Friday night. 35 to 40: Mjl 65 to 70. CENTRAL TEXAS: Fair cool this allemoon. not so cold-ln northwest toniRht. Warmer In aftemooi Saturday. WEST TEXAS: Fair, not so cold ta Pan- handle and Souta flams and 2pper Prcos Valley eastward afternoon tnd tcntfht. Warmer In afternoon BAST AND SOUTH CEXTRAI, TEXAS: fair, cool this afternoon and tonight. Warmer In afternoon Sfttnrday. Uoderatg to fresh northeasterly vinds on the eoasV becoming moderate sotttheustcrly Saturday. TECTEXATDltES Thurs. P. M. Tri. A- M. 33 ____ -IB 50 53 53 5J 51 U <1 31 'M 38 37 M 35 53 Suutt last mint Sunrise UXUJ ;nnset twUht t.M. Maximum' temperature last M hours :n? ft.m., M. Minimum M hours Ma-- la? at a.m., H.' Barometer readtni at p.m. M.U. Kil.Ur. hunMlUr. at 1UO p.m.