Abilene Reporter News, August 31, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

August 31, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'VBvron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 76 Auocuted Prett (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 31, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc Probe Chief Silences McCarthy Outburst SOVREIGNTY DUE GERMANY U.S. Must Gear Policies To EDC Loss, Dulles Says 30 TO GET are three of 55 applicants for the Department of Public Safety's Highway Patrol who took examinations Tuesday at the Naval Armory for 30 posts open over" the state. Left is James E Seabourn, one of six Abilene city police- men who took the exams; and A. C. Styles of Abilene, Johnny Claybrook of Snyder, and Patrolman J. Ross Kemp. Mental exams were being conducted Monday. Tuesday, and Wednesday in several Texas stations to fill the vacancies in the department school in Austin. (Photo by Charles Paving Finance Plan Okayed; AFB Housing Group Due Directors of the Abilene Cham- ber Commerce studied a new plan for financing street paving and a report on the standing ot Wherry Housing for Abilene Air Force Base Tuesday morning. They also heard reports from committee chairmen on the new agricultural and livestock center rectors on his group's work vvithjers in the county and all county the county commissioners. The board voted to endorse the committee's work and urged Tay- lor County citizens to vote for the bond issue Sept. 18. Joe Benson, chairman of tie oil and gas committee, said that 1S6 host tickets have been sold for the at the old Municipal Ail-port, thel annual C-C Oil lien's Party this Oil Men's Party, traffic, and from month, and that an attorney hired to collect de- guesSs are expected, linquent air base pledges. Lee Kincaid. chairman of the officials. Perry said. Second group would be the Cit- izens Safety Commission, which would acl in cooperation with the official group. The board voted to aid the com- mittee in any way possible and to encourage the city in allocating necessary funds for financing it. to" 1.400 Lester Berg, attorney hired to WASHINGTON of State Dulles said today the United States will reappraise its foreign policies in the light of the French move killing the European army. He called for a prompt meeting of the NATO Council to work out a new philosophy. Dulles spoke in the wake of ac- tion by the French Parliament killing the idea of the European Defense Community under which six Western European countries would have set up a joint army. The secretary said that now the three Western Powers the United States, Britain, and France must move quickly to do every- thing possible to restore sover- eignty to .West Germany "and to I I enable it to contribute to iner- national peace and security." He attributed the defeat of EDC in the French National Assembly to "nationalism, abetted by com- and said that the effect has been to "endanger the whole of Europe." Setback' President Eisenhower last night called the French action "a serious setback" in the fight against world communism but made it clear the a tragedy, cautioned against "nar- row nationalism" in American re- actions to it and said that what is now required is a study of the situation in the light of what has happened. He said he had told the NATO Council last April that if the EDC project collapsed an "emergency situation" would be created, call- ing for a special meeting. And, he added: "That condition has arisen, and the United States believes that there should promptly be a special meeting of the NATO ministerial council, as well as early consul- tations with Chancellor (Konrad) Adenauer (of West We shall move accordingly." On the problem of reappraisal' of U. S. foreign policy, about which i Dulles at several times had warned! France, the statement said: "The French negative action, without the provision of any al- ternative, obviously imposes on the United States the obligation to re- appraise its foreign policies, par-j ticularty those in relation to Eu- j rope. I "The need for such a view can j scarcely be questioned since the I North Atlantic Council of Ministers j has. itself twice declared with unanimity that the EDC was of paramount importance to the European defense it planned.. paving committee, presented a new plan drawn up by a sub- committee composed of represen- es of banks and building and J. D. Perry, chairman of the j collect delinquent air base pledges, said that he Jiad been able to col- safety plans- to set up two traffic safety pro-' motion groups. One would be the Taylor County Traffic Officials Council, compos- ed of all mayors and commission- tauvi loan associations here. To Finance Home-Owners j------------------------------------------------------------- fader the plan, the associations! and banks have agreed to I rAw.t V-FIAKljti home-owners desiring tc get the streets in front of their houses paved if they meet approval of their credit departments. For those who do not. the sub- committee has recommended that the city offer financing. Paving contractors in town have also agreed to partially finance some loans for those unable to -lect "some'' through calling the persons concerned. In the case of some who have refused, he is preparing to file suit for the pledges, as directed earlier by the board. Berg said. get thorn from the financing or- ganizations, Kincaid said. Under the present plan, the city will finance up to 23 per cent of Batchelor Judge Denies Immunity SAN ANTONIO the cost of paving a street. the city pays outright for curbs, gnlters. and intersections, the rest must be repaid by home- owners living on the street. The remaining 75 per cent of the cost has been required in cash, Kincaid said. Prevented Paving This has kept many home-own- ers from paving their streets since no loan has been available under the Federal Housing Act for home improvements, he point- ed out. The city and consiractors were unable to carry notes for ber of people, he addcd. Batchelor was not promised im- munity by the U.S. Army if he would return to the Allied side. On the basis of this ruling; Lt. Col. Donald L. Manes Jr.. law Officer, or in the court- martial of Batchelor, turned down a defense motion that all charges against Batchelor be dropped. Batchelor is charged with trial j the prisoners of war would not be punished because they had not elected to return sooner." Batchelor came home from In- dian custody Jan. 1. His trial opened at Ft. Sam Houston here yesterday. Batchelor. captured by the Com- munists in Korea, was one of an original group of 23 Americans who decided not to come back. While in Indian custody at Pan- Old Landmark Faces Public Auction Friday Auction safe of a residence REV. CARTER prediction- rrong Hobbs Desegregates Without Violence United States does not intend to j which is an Abilene landmark is quit tile fight for free world se-f slated at 10 a.m. Friday. curity. In a speech at Des Momes. Iowa, the President said: "We have our setbacks but- we. must not be dis- couraged." Dulles' -950-woni statement was handed to newsmen in the State Department press room only hours before he was due to leave for Manila to wind up negotiations for an eight nation Southeast Asia De- fense Alliance. EDC would have been composed of France. Italy. West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Lux- embourg. All but France and Italy had agreed to EDC. although it was the French who first proposed the plan. Dulles called the EDC situation THE WEATHER taborating with the enemy and tell- mumjom. Korea, last Jan. I. lie he j changcd his mind and returned to of war in Korea. He at i J _ 1 Lt. vui. Kerlin J. Bragdon. de- i tense attorney, said the Army j made a loud-speaker broadcast at i Panniumjom Dec. 22 to persuade but changed his mind. His attorneys had contended that num. j the Army promised immunity from Batchelor and mher unrepatriated prosecution to the corporal while Americans W0llld nat be pun. r o peope, mercans wmi n The board voted to present the he was in Indian custody in the jshed if >w plan to the City Commission Panmtinjom neutral zone if he To ihis contentjon, Bn id give its full backing. The sub-1 would return to the Allied side, j geti his motion i ne1 and gi1 committee has drawn up a stan- dard paving loan application which will also be submitted. French Robertson, chairman of a special sub-committee on Wher- ry Housing of the national defense committee, read a leiler from A. Abbott of the Depart- ment of the Air Force Housing Group Due Abbott said thnt the Abilene C-C's proposal to take over build- ing of the 500 housing units on the base is receiving "all possible" consideration. Representatives from the Air Force Family Housing Group. Di- rectorate of Facilities Support, will be in Abilene within the com- ing week, after Sepi. 1, he said. The Wherry Housing Act un- der which on-base housing will probably be built, was recently ex- tended by Congress to .Tune 30, 1953. Abbott pointed out. Total housing required tor the base opening will be units, many of which will be built in Abilene. C-C Manager Joe Cooley said Final number needed for full strength nt the base may be 3.M8, he added. (iuy Caldwoil. chairman of the subcommittee for securing land for the new agricultural am live- stock center, reported to the TJ.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BVKEAV ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers today and Wednesday. HiKh both days, fta degrees: low tonight. 75. .NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly ctotidy through Wednesday, widely scatter, ed thundershowers in west portion Tnesday aftemoon. WEST TEXAS Partly fiondr scattered thundershowers. EAST TEXAS Generally fair throush Wednesday excep: thnndershowers in extreme south portion. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS cIcaAJ' throush Wednesday wHih widely- scattered thnnderstiowers. MDR. PJkt. Tues. A.M. 57 J6 K g The old home the G. F. Brit- ton family, North Second and Mul- berry Sts., will be sold to make way for a new- cenfraV fire sta- tion. John Berry, city land man, will conduct the sale for the City of Abilene. It will be held at the old Britton home. Berry said the buyer be given 60 days in which to move the house off the premises. A two-car garage at that ad- dress will be auctioned separate- ly. Purchaser of that building will also have 60 days in which to move it. The home is a large, frame, two- story affair. Berry said it has "seven or eight" rooms, and is built of exceptionally good lumber. Both the residence and the ga- rage will be sold to the highest I bidders. The city recently purchased the Britton property as the site for a new central fire station. Bonds 1 were voted by Abilenians this summer for that project along HOBBS, N. M. the pos- i sible exception of the regret the end of body breathed easily today as stud- ies began in earnest in Hobbs' de- segregated schools. About children, Negro and white alike, trooped back to class without incident yesterday, easing the fears of adults that violence might come with the end of seg- regated "I thought the people would abide by the said the Rev. William minister who led the anttaesegregation fight. "There was no trouble whatso- said Charles L. Mills, super- intendent of the seven-school ays- tern. Carter had predicted last week that this southeastern New Mexico oil community of about ulation would "explode into vi- olence" if the desegregation plan was put into-effect Even after .Friday's registration passed quietly, Carter predicted, "There is definitely going'- to be trouble." _ He had been' warned by Dist Afty. Pat Haiisgan .that he would be -held responsible; if vio- TeBee 'oMffredrHe "clairned4ie-was being "held hostage" and that "if a Negro stabi-jne, i 'can't object-" -His change of heart came Sun day when he urged his followers-1 members of .the Hobbs Segregation find "God's way io settle our problem." At one time, he claimed to have signatures on a petition urging continued seg- regation. Rugged Weather Due Again in State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS showers dotted the map during the peg- for disinis-; The attorneys said the promise sai 0[ 3n charges, was broadcast. Lt. Col. Francis R. Boyies. the Planes said he found in the i trial counsel or prosecutor, argued broadcast "at most a promise that that no immunity was promised. 75 with several others. The new sta- Tuesday tion will replace the present one Rough weather that killea one man in Dallas, the second in as many days, had quieted dovrn Barometer reading at p.m. Relative humidity at p.m. Maximum twnperaturt for tJ-hoar per- iod eridins a.m.: 99. Minraam temper-more fo-r 24-honr per- Hurricane Lashes Into New England Ntw Soviet Oil The Hamburg newspaper Die Welt re- ported Won. that a newly built So- viet oil refinery iienr was destroyed by a tremendous ox- Aua. 14. BOSTON howling hurri- cane accompanied by fiercely driving rain struck New England with its full fury today setting adrifi a loaded ammunition barge in Narragansett Bay in Rhode Is- land and causing a slate of emer- gency to be declared in Provi- dence, R. 1.. and New London, Conn. The Weather Bureau, mean- while, advised residents along the coasts of Massachusetts, Connecti- cut and Rhode Island to leave for high ground. Tliis applied partic- ularly to Narrngausetl Bay. Buz- zards Bny and Cape Cod. Slreels were flooded' in Provi- dence with the water rising stead- ily. The Coast Guard reported the ammunition barge adrift and loatl- ed. Shortly before noon the wind velocity nt (lie Harvard Blue Hills Observatory was steady at TO to 72 miles im hour mxl rising. Five- second gusts ot 80 miles nil hour were reported. One mnn reported drowned at Dartmouth, Mass., trying U moor bit boat. The Coast wns searching for three boys be- lieved missing in Quincy Bay. The ton motor vessel Ro- sario. of Liberian registry, request- ed assistance off Nantticket Shoals, reporting she was in "very seri- ous" condition. She carries a crew of 30. The message to the Coast Guard said the engine room was taking water. The schooner Ventura was re- ported aground at Marblehead, on Boston's North Shore. Eight yachts were re-ported grounded in the City Point area of Boston .Harbor. Skiffs were blown from their moorings in Rhode Island. Cities nml towns throughout southern New England including much of suburban Boston were without electricity. Telephone lines were down in scores of citias and towns in southern New Kngland. In New London, Conn., City Man- nucr Edward Hinkle ordered a stnlc of emergency. Thousands of homes lost (heir power, scores of trees were uprooted blocking high- ways ami tearing down utility lines. All along thi short; resMenU were asked or ottered to leave their homes. Norwich and New London were among the areas hard hit in Con- necticut. Both communities re- ported genera! power failure. The rising waters of the SheUicket River closed a bridge in the Nor- wich business center. Many who attempted to cross it had to be rescued. Norwich officials reported many sewer lines were blocked threatening flood conditions. At the state owned Boston Air- port, gusts of SO mph were record- ed at the control- tower at a.m. at North Fourth and Cedar Sts. Britton was a longtime agent here for the Pacific Express Co. and Wells 'Fargo, forerunners of the Railway Express Agency. After Mr. Britton's deaih. his widow married a Mr. Jackson and made her home in California. The city purchased the property herei from her, Mrs. Alice Britton Jack-1 son. She. too. died recently in California. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES ON in the nation is steady. Pcae 3-A. MAMMOTH giant American Legion convention pa- rade tokes over Wcshington. Poje 8-A. JAY HANEY fens will honor Manager Joy Honey Wednesday night in Blue Sox Stodium. Pose 0-A. But forecasts indicated more weather of a similar nature during the late afternoon and early eve- ning hours. Isolated thundershow- ers were expected in South Central Texas portion of East Texas. The Weather Bureau said light Wafkins Refuses Questions WASHINGTON IB A Senate committee wound up its first ses- sion inquiring into censure charges against Sen. McCarthy today with the chairman banging the Wiscon- sin senator into silence and thun- dering he was "out of order." McCarthy and his attorney, Ed- ward Bennett Williams sought to raise the question of whether the committee's vice chairman. Sen. Edwin Johnson (D-Colo) was quot- ed truthfully or not: in a Denver Post story of last March. The newspaper said Johnson, in an in- terview, had declared: "In my opinion, there is not a man among the Democratic leaders of Congress who does not loathe Joe McCarthy." No Challenges Chairman Watkins (R-Utali) ruled that Johnson's right to sit on the committee had not been chal- lenged and that even if it was the committee itself couldn't act on it. He said the matter was irrele- vant to the hearings and tha Mc- Carthy and Williams could get from Johnson himself any state- ment on whether the Post quotes were true or false. Prior to the flareup, Johnson had read a statement denying that on March 12 or any other time he had said that he personally "loathed Senator Joseph Mc- Carthy." McCarthy asked "are we en- titled' to know whether the quo- of March K are correct or Ask Anotter Time Watkins told him he could ,geE that at some other'place than The hearing. "Mr McCarthy be- gan again. "Just a Watkins broke in. "You have filed no "I should1' be entitled to McCarthy started once more. Cracking down with his gavel, Watkins stopped Mm. "The senator." he thundered, out of order." McCarthy made another try. Once again Watkins stopped him. declaring "we aren't going to be interrupted by these diver- sions and The committee." declared, "will be in recess." Johnson, in his brief formal Iste Monday and early Tuesday hours with temperatures remain- statement.' recalled that his March iug mostly in the middle and upper 12 interview with the Denver news- 70s. Exceptions were liana's low maximum of 65 and Galveston's high maximum 81. It ivas about paper was shortly after Sen. Flanders (R-Vt? criticized McCar- thy in a Senate speech March 9. 79 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I He added: Severe windstorms, called tor-] "The Flanders speech on the Senate floor which was the fore- runner of my March 12 statement T: ,t nadoes some, whipped out of and in the extreme thunderheads Monday rtf Tract TPVSC _ _ _ j evening and lightning that flashed clouds killed WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Total for Year 10.96 SPECIAL RATES TO COLLEGIANS College students ot ony od- riress in the U. S, con net The by TV-ail, 9 months for Morning Sunday or Evening and Sun- dov. Order todoy Phone or seo carrier. More Showers Likely Today More scattered showers like Monday's, which at least proved it can still rain, are likely in the Abilene area Tuesday and Wed- nesday afternoons. But the .weatherman sees no gen- eral rains in the immediate future. Thunderstorms Monday pro- duced wind, lightning and a few good showers. They brought one deaih. Henry A. Lenz. 60, of Cisco was killed when struck by lightning while picking cotton near Cisco. (See story, page 1-BK Municipal Airport .............33 j The official weather station at Abilene's Municipal Airport re- corded a total of .33 inch moisture from two showers Monday, one in the early afternoon and another about 9 p.m. Rainfall downtown was scarce, however, ranging from a mere trace to .15 on the south edge of the city. A tornado cloud was reported in the vicinity of Tye during the early afternoon. But a Highway Patrol unit sent to the area re- ported nothing sighted. A bomber crew from Goodfelllow. AFB, San .-ingelo. reported an unusual whirl- wind column cloud extending up to feet north of Municipal Airport about p.m. To the east of Abilene, Cisco re- ceived .60 inch and Breckenridgc, .50, Otxly a trace reported at Merkel. Monday showers at the. weather station brought Abilene's official total for the year to 10.96 inches. Normal (or this period is pertained to the question whether or not Senator McCarthy be re- Ovia C. Jenkins, 30, at Dallas. I moved from the chairmanship of a Jenkins was working on a.sewer project- when he was hit by the lightning bpit. Another workman Senate' committee. My position then and now is that that matter should be decided by he majority Normal for Year ..........14.99 909 Hickory St...............TR. 2225 Edgemont 1450 Clinton .15 TR. 1436 N. 19th TR. 2942 Swenson TR. 426 Poplar ..................TR. BA1.I.INGER TR. BIG LAKE 1.50 BRF.CKENR1DGE .............50 CISCO .........................60 CREWS........................1.5 SAPPY VALLEY .............60 JJ1F.RKEL TR. 'MIDLAND.....................TS HOBY .20 ROTAX.........................20 RULE 1.10 SAN ANGELO .................12 Downtown................. 1.40 SEYMOUR.....................31 STAMFORD ...................10 SHEP W1NGATE .40 WINTERS .....................20 ROWENA ivas only slightly injured. But party in charge of the organization eral persons barely escaped severe of the Senate and that it was not injury as winds blew down awnings j the business of the Senate. Demo- and knocked out plate glass. i cratic party at alL Parole Violator Arrested Alter 3 Checks Passed Here Homer Vance Geer. 25. of Labbock County but had violated leigh was headed, back to the Tex- as state penitentiary Tuesday af- ter forging and passing three checks here Monday. He is a parole violator. That was reported by Detective Lt. George Sutton of the Abilene Police Department. Geer was transferred from city jail to county jail Tuesday to await officers :rom .the Scurry Sheriff's Department. Sny- der. Sutton said Geer had enough money on him to pay off the three forged checks. The merchants who cashed them have agreed to ac- cept payment and refrain from prosecuting, as the suspect is going back to the penitentiary anyway. Before being arrested on the checks. Geer was already wanted here as a parole violator. Detec- tive Sutton said. Scurry CouMy. Sheriffs Depart- ment had notified Abilene police that it held a warrant from the Governor of Texas, revoking Geer's parole. The notice said Geer had been paroled from the state, pen after serving two years on a seven- yew sentence lor burglary Iran his parole. Geer was identified as the man who forged and passed checks here Monday to M System Gro- cery Store. South 13th and But- ternut Sts.: Safeway Store, 810 Butternut St.: and M System Gro- cery Store, North Eighth and Orange Sts. Each check was for except the one given M System at A'orth Eighth and Orange Sts.. which was At each place the man bought a small quantity of gro- ceries and got change on the check. Geer's arrest resulted from the alertness of Girth Galloway, an employe of the M System Store, South 13th and Butternut Sts., Sut- ton said. Galloway svas suspicious of Geer, and after the check was cashed, followed -At Norlh First and Cedar Sts. he saw Geer throw away the groceries he had bought. Thee Galloway went to the city police station and reported the circumstances. Policeman J. D. Self arrcttcd Geer soori afterward at North Fourth and Cedar Sts., and the >tacks found U bt ;