Abilene Reporter News, September 1, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 01, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARMER mt'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 77Auociaied Preu (AP) ABILENE,' TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPT. 1, 1954—TWENTY-FOXm PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Johnson to Continue On McCarthy Probe Secret Deadline to Begin German Rearmament Set BOATS DRIVEN AGROVNIWRowboats and powerboats were driven aground at the Boston Yachting Club when hurricane struck the Boston, Mass., area. Hurricane's Toll Now 49 LONDON — Diplomatic officials said today the United States and .Britain have set a s^ret deadline for starting West German rearmament. P’rance and West Germany will be informed of this in the next few days along with another Brit-ish-American agreement for restoring sovereignty to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's Bonn government, the officials added. One Western diplomat predicted that West Germany would demand — and get — the right to rearm without the restricticMis the now-dead European Defense Community plan would have imposed. France’s rejection of the European army, which America especially had considered the foundation of West European defense, was described by one French leader as turning Germany loose to bargain with both East and West. U.S. Secretary of State John BOSTON ufi — The northeast states surveyed devastation and havoc of hurricane Carol today as the death list mounted to 49 and unofficial estimates placed property damage at from 300 to 500 million dollars. The storm, which originated in the Caribbean Sea and expired Utilities companies said hundreds of communities may be without electricity for several days. At least 150.000 telephones were reported still out in Massachusttls. Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. It was estimated the hurricane had left about a third of New England’s 10 million population with- north of 9ue^ City, did its worst,    „    rfectricilv. damase m New    Eng and.    where    j    declared a «a'f    I'artial    law    in Rhode ble to Ihrtof Ihe 1938 hurricane.    after    receiving    reports    that Hundreds of    summer    homes were destroyed and thousands of;    5,, small boats were lost or damaged as the storm raged with gusts up to 125 m.p.h. through New P2ng-land. From the beaches of New London, Conn., it spread northward in a wide path across Rhode Island. Cape Cod. eastern pnd centra! Massachusetts and parts of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. Worst 1b History Some officials estimated damage was the greatest property lo.ss in New England by a hurricane. However. Hurricane Carol was •o well plotted that loss of life was far below the toll of 488 persons who perished in the Sept. 21. 1938. hurricane, which struck New England without warning. Hurricane Dolly Forms 17 Die In Rhode Island Early reports had 17 dead in Rhode Island, highest of any state, followed by Massachusetts with 15. Other storm-caused deaths were .Maine, Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Vermont Connecticut, New' York and Canada. Several communities declared a state of emergency. National Guard troops patrolled the streets of at least a half-dozen Massachusetts communities to prevent looting. An estimated 20,000 persons evacuated t ape Cod homes just; ahead of a 20-foot tidal wave. Po-1 ^AN ANTONIO ^4^—Defense at-lice estimated that 1,000 cottages    todav asked that a mistrial were smashed to kindling on Cape beaches. FLEE CAROL—Navy crewmen dash across rain-swept airport runway in Albany, N.Y.. after securing 50 Navy Hellcat fighters from Quonset Point, R.I. Planes were flown to Albany to escape high winds fro m hurricane. Foster Dulles' call for a meeting of the 14-nation NATO Council instead of the three occupying powers in West Germany was in itself taken as a new aK^roach to Eu- i ropean defense, Americans here who have been in touch recently with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and other West German officials said the big prob-1 lem is to determine what new terms Germany might demand for joining up with the West. These sources considered that Adenauer’s government now almost certainly would reject the Bonn agreement signed 27 months ago to restore restricted sovereignty to West Germany. The Germans ratified that accord on the basis that the companion EDC treaty rearming them : would also be approved, and that i the six-nation organization would save democratic forces in Ger- j many itself frwn a resurrection of overriding militarism. “The West will offer partial sovereignty to Germany,” said one Western diplomat, “but out of the negotiations almi^t certainly will come complete sovereignty” — including the right to unrestricted rearmament. Former French Premier Paul Reynaud pin-pointed this prospect in the National Assembly yesterday during a biUer criticism erf Premier Pierre Mendes-France for his failure to put EDC over. ‘‘What will you do tomorrow if deonands are made for return oi SEN, JOHNSON . . backed by panel Mistrial Is Sought In Batchelor Trial witnesses in the case. He Jury fo Hear Speeding Case Duval's Judge Retires Again AUSTIN iJWudge A. S. Broad-foot returned to retirement today from a 5-month assignment as acting judge of the 79th District Court in South Texas. The North Texas Jurist’s resignation was announced yesterday by Supreme Court Justice J. E. Hickman, Hickman had called Broadfoot back to the bench March M to fill the judgeship from which Dist.   _      Judge    C.    Woodrow    LaugbUn    of Oilman sovereigntyT” ‘ReyivavSl    had    been    ousted    by    the asked Mendes-France. “You will Supreme Court. Armed triK>ps patrolled darkened streets of some Cape Cod towns as evacuees slept in public buildings and at homes of the more fortunate.    j The Prov idence River in Rhode i be declared in the general court- : martial board be set up. martial of CpI. Claude J. Batchelor    another    mtrtion. Westbrook because a Medal of Honor winner askc-d that witnesses in the case. One of two youths charged in an alleged midnight automobile race 'iiiarrnother court-> O’-“"«? ST wiU fa« jury trial City Court at 10 a.m. Thurs- stated he believed Batchelor was a traitor. The motion was denied. Joel WestbrtKvk. Batchelor’s at Island spilled over into the stale | torncy. asked Lt. Col. Donald capital’s downtown area, a half Manes Jr.. trial judge, to declare hour before high tide. Within an j    mistrial on grounds the state- MIA.MI, Fla. — A tropical hour the entire business district |    from    1st Lt. Edward R. both defeiLse and prt^ecution, be granted immunity from prosecution. This was denied. It was the 16th motion denied. Testimony was expected to begin later today. in i day. He is Stanley Lee Froman, 20, of Rwite 2, Clyde. Froman is charged with racing and speeding. The jury trial Was granted at his request. Case of Jerry Wayne Earp, 20, ol 1610 Oak St., the other youth involved in the alleged incident. storm with winds of 65 miles per , was under four feet of water. Schowalter Jr. on Aug 30, the first hour in squalls formed today in an easterly wave in the Atlantic At 9 a m. the storm was centered about 675 miles east of Daytona Beach. Fla., moving northward at 18 to 20 m.p.h. Highest winds were estimated at 60 to 65 m.p.h. in squalls east of the center with gales extending outward 100 to 150 miles in the tairfern semicircle and a short distance west Shipping in the path of the storm was advised to exercise caution. The tropical disturbance, named DoUv for the fourth letter in the alphab^, developed htm an easterly wave which has been under close observation Itoe past two days.    _ In Westerly. R. L, automobiles    trial,    may    have    preju parked on the main street were covered completely by flood waters. About 200 summer homes were reported swept away by the hu ricane at .Atlantic Beach. Westerly. Damage in NcwfHirt. R L. alone, was estimaUKl in the millions. The famed Newport Casino was The prosecution has brought 15 former    prisoners    of war    to    San    hasn’t    been set. He    faces charges Antonio    to testify    against    the    24* j racing,    speeding    and failure to year-old Texan from Kermit. j grant right-of-wav.  Balchol<.rischarB«i»ithcollab-i The charge against the two court-martial    panel,    or    jury. Sc'ho-1    orating    with the    enemy    and    in-    resulted    frwn an inci- w alter    asked    to    be    excu.vtxl    !    [orming    on feUow    prisoiw^    occurred    shortly after midnight the morning of Aug. 2. diced remaining mem tiers of the confinement in be obliged to agree to it without the advantages EDC. It will be the reconstitution of the Wehr-macht that already has paraded down the Champs Elysees and in the cities of France.” Antoine Pinay, France’s Premier when the EDC treaty was signed, joined in the debate to quote Mendes-France as saying last April that the only choice was “EDC or rearmament of Germany without any controls.” “Has the Premier’s mind changed today?” he queried. There was no answer from Men-d^-France. The debate also aired another big w(xry; Now that EDC has been rejected, what is to prevent West Germany from inviting bids from the Russians. “France now has placed Ger- Cyjj EoSÎIy Mode many again in the tempting posi- ■^”1' ^«*"7 tion to see-saw between the Communists and the West.“ said Broadfoot said in his letter of resignation he wished to retire because he felt “physically unable to take care of the position as it should be cared for.” Hickman said he understood another judge may be named by Gov. Allan Shivers sometime after Sept. 15. If that is ntrf done, he said, he will try to find another retired judge to take the post. Laughlin’s removal from the office resulted from charges brought against him by 11 attorneys in the district comprising Duval, Jim V7ells, Starr and Brooks counties. The court ouster, however, did ¿cCarthy-. not preclude Laughlin’s running for reelection, and the ousted judge sought and won the Democratic nomination. Dismissal Of Charges Again Asked WASHINGTON tm-The lawyer for Sen. McCarthy launched a new legal offensive today aimed at throwing out some of the censure charges against the Wisconsin senator.    \ Edward Bennett Williams turned to this after losing an attempt to get the special Senate committee investigating the charges to direct its vice chairman. Sen, Edwin C. Johnson, to clarify his personal stand on McCarthy, Williams argued that the committee ought to drop a charge that McCarthy was contemptuous of a Senate Rules subcommittee which investigated McCarthy in 1%2. He contended the subcommittee was “acting outside the scope of its authority from the first day” and hence it was impossible for McCarthy to be in contempt (rf it. Chairman Watkins (R-Utah) did not rule on this immediately. He said he would order the committee staff to check into the points raised by Williams but also told the lawyer: *We are not out on a wild goose chase in this inquiry.” Earlier, Watkins ruled firmly that Sen. Johnson fD-Colo) has a right to sit in on the hearings regardless of what he might have said about McCarthy in the past. W'atkins was affirming a ruling he made yesterday. McCarthy and his attorney, Edward Barrett Williams, had circulated to committee members a memo asking that the ruling be reversed and that Johnson be directed to say whether he was cxjrrecUy quoted in a Denver Post article last March. The memo said that statements attributed to Johosoa, Celnrado Democrat, “.show a predilection ami predisposition on his part” regarding the censure case against McCarthy. Watkins said he believed he had the unanimous backing of the six-man committee in his stand. Sen. Ervin (D-NC? said he agreed 100 per cent with the chairman. The Denver newspaper quoted Johnson March 12 as saying “in my opinion there is not a man among the Democratic leaders of Congress who does 901 loathe Joe Johnson said at yesterday’s public hearing that he had never said he “personally loathed” McCarthy, and expressed belief he could consider the issues impartially. Declining to reverse his earlier ruling. W’atkins said the committee TOKA’O MP — A postwar record j is satisfied that Johnson* can do total of 121.159 persons climbed Mt. 1 what he said he could—ccmsider the issues fairly. the panel and was excust'd.    ^    ^    months Westbrtxik said Schowalter,! North Korea.    i    unidentified^    woman    tele-    mihTng    ’* Metairie. La., wa.s    wearing    his    rib-1    The first two days largely were    phoned police at    12:25 a.m. that * bon indicating the awaixl    <m    the    devoted to defense motions to dis-:    two automobiles    were racing on cKca.s!oii when    he made    the    miss charges. None of these was    ‘    Orange St. She    said they were . I    granted. Seven were denied yes-    going south from    North 14th St. on Bailev’s Bt>ach and Easton’s:    Schowalter    was excust*d.. terday.    Four    policemen    in    two    cars ‘    "    j    other    members    oi    the panel were j Defense attorneys said they had j ^^^e dispatched. In Boston, the steeple of Uie t<>W by Manes to disregard the Pierre-Henri Teitgen. president of I    during the peak July-August the Catholic, pro-EDC Popular Re-1 ohmbing season this year, a Na-publican Movement (MRP>. I tional Railways survey showed, government knew the risks. What    figure was more than double does it frfan to do? Nothing, ^ al- last year’s. The committee, he said, does mi “render any final decision. We do not find the accused innocent or guilty.” Old North Church from which lanterns were hung to send Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride—crashed to the ground. Elms on Boston Common were blown down. statement. We.sibriwk said he feared that two more motions for dismissal of <    ^    few minutes after the report charges to present to the Ft. Sam! received, the Froman and Pressure Building Up to Make Germany, Spain Defense Hubs Houston court today. After that Results of Polio Vaccine Called 'Very Encouraging' prejudice might remain with the j Batchelor was expected to enter a other members oi the panel and • plea of inntK'ent to all charges, that word of the statement made, One motion svhich was denied by Schowalter may have gotten to yesterday was a move by the defense to quash charges that Batchelor recommended to the Reds that a fellow American POW be sliot. Batchelor is accused of making the recommendation during the prison-camp trial of Wilburn C. Watson of Corinth, Miss, The de-fen.se motion, which was overruled By THE ASSW l ATED PRESS Preliminary report on effectiveness of the Salk polio vaccine range from “very encouraging” to “much too soon” to tell. These are the comments of med leal men in counties across the country where the vaccine was administered to schoolchildren in the second grade, must of them 7 years old. County health officers showed a general tendency to ki'cp their fingers cros.sed until complete returns are in. even though a majority said they so far had discove-ed no cosea among those vaccinated In some counties, there have been polio cases among those vaccinated. But health authorities said the patients could have contracted the ailment before receiving ill Uiree Salk shots. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis is withholding comment on effectiveness of the vaccine umil it gets a report on a survey conducted Indejx'ndently mi the Univerrily of Michigan. A fpokesman for tha foundation said the polio season has not yet reachetl its peak and counseled again.st any premature findings. The “very encouraging” report come from Dr. Leon Banov ot Charle.ston, S. C., Charleston County health director. ‘As health officer for the county, I am very much impressed with the vaccine.” he said. He said there had been 27 tH>Uo cases in the county since Jan. 1 and that not one child who re-celvtHl the vaccine has contracted the disease. He noted that the only two 7-year-oUls who contracted piiUo had not bt'en vaccinated. He noted also that one 8-year-old contracted polio while his brother. 7. who had received the vaccine, remained unaffected. The opinion that it is ‘much too soon ' to determine results was given by Dr. Russell E. Teague of Harrisburg. Pa., st.nte health secretary. “The incidence of polio in Pennsylvania is usually at its highest Ln late August and early Septem- Earp cars figured in crashes with other vehicles. .At North Fourth and Orange Sts., the auto Froman was driving had a collision with another driven by Robert Allen Lowke, 1641 North 'Hiird St. Lowke was tiaveling west on Fourth. The car Earp was driving was in collision at North Third and Orange Sts. with a taxicab driven by Jewell Franklin White, 541 Walnut St. Marshall O’Brien, 417 Lexington Ave„ taxi passenger, suf- ber." he told a new.sman. .No cases have btn’n reported in Pennsylvania lunong children who receiveti the vaccine. In New .Jersey, Wallace B. Ed-gerton. state chairmatV of the Na- ■ tional Foundation, said there had; btHMi no polio among 15,774 pupils who recelvcHl the vaccine, but he, loo. noted that this was no guarantee for the full season State Health Officer Wilson T Sowder. in Tallahassee. Fla . said there had been an unusi'.ally high incident of polio in Florida this year but that only one case had iw'en reiKirttHl among vaccinatinl children. He said that case devcloi>ed immediately after the child rectnyed the vaccine and before it had time to take effect. The first case ot polio among 15.717 Indiana children who received the vaccine was reported at Fort Wayne. None of 16,772 Ohio youngsters who took part in the vaccine test is known to have contracted polio. said the charge was not sufficient- \ fered a bruised arm. police rely s{)iH‘iftc. Watson is in San An- ported. The taxicab was going west ionio to testify for the prosecu tion. Home Burns After Floors Sanded on Third. IHE WEATHER U.S. BKPVBTVIHN'T OF CO.UMKMCE WKATHKR ni EKAV ABlLfclNF AND V ICIMTV Fair loU*y, Fire Wednesday morning burned ' through two bedrooms and the hall gw*. lUih rhur*«iio ss itgrtm. /U thrt nnrwflMl    hum*»    NORTH CVNTRAL TKXAS GiMwraUy Ot me uurwarti vnamot rs nome thmuKR Thur«i«,v. no impi^rtnat um-ai 1337 BoWie Dr.    |    ix-ratun-    t-han*«?». None of the family was at home.; and Fire Marshall .Len Blackw<H»d    kast tkxas ueaeiauj uir thmigh said the blaze apparently .started,    cfntkvl    tfx.as    ~    Psnty and was ftnl by. fluids used in ch*i.b thumth twuiscuj with cleaning old varni.sh off the fUvn.' The family had movrd out of the house to let the sunders work. ^ neighlHirs said.    ' Blackwood said damage could, not be e.Ntimated. The fire seemed! to have started in the back bed-, rot»m closet, and that rot>m wa> the most severely damaged. Furnishings had been moved into the living room area, and were not damaged by th« fire. Utuntl(»riht>w Tu»'». E’.M. Sti 8A ..... SO .... tw » ..... M ..... «I fS ... ?» ...... v< TEMPE RATI BKS \ M 3;^ \V«d- A.M.   W ...... n ..... ’S* ..... 7» »:» ........... « 1:» ............ s-.m . ........  » »¡38      •* WM  ........ *f U:»    .      »  n roarttn» «t lt:í9 »»JU. RrUUv*' hM*nWft.v at li » p.m. SF -Huh hiKl h'w leíMp^raturf* íor U twur» «Midad <:» aJ«.i m tm M Otéfm. WASHINGTON (»-Strong pressures are reported building up in the government to make Germany and Spain, rather than France, the mainstays of U.S. defense strategy for Western Europe. A major debate on France's role in this countr>’s political-military policies was forecast today by informed officials, who said the central question, starkly stated, is this; Should the United States switch its main strategic emphasis, with more of its military aid dollars and supplies, from FYance to her neighbors on the east and west? Secretary of State Dulles announced yesterday that France’s rejection of the proiHised European Defense Community, wdiich envisioned a 12-division German army, impels the United States “to reappraise its foreign policies.” .At the same time he demanded American-Briliiih French action to give West Germany sovereignly. He called also for an emergency meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to consider the whole situation. The United States may propose at this NATO meeting that West Germany’ should be rearmed directly under NATO. It was learned Dulles feels that should be the major problem of the special session. Dulles wants the 14-nali(m N.ATO meeting to be held at cabinet levet —a full-dress session of foreign, ddense and fin&mre minister»—and this probably cannot be arranged before October at the earliest. In a mood of acknowledged frustration though not despair, Dulles left Washington by plane last night for Manila to join ministers of seven other nations, starting Monday, in concluding negotiation of a Southeast Asia defense alliance. It is not yet cc^rtain that Washington will take the lead in formally proposing German membership in N.ATO Some officials say that as a matter of tactics it would be better for one of Ger many’s neighbors to midce th« move. The United States and Britain are exi^'ted to press France, meanwhile, for prompt agreement for sovereignty for West Germany through a series of “peace contracts.” These agreements had been dependent upon creation of EDC. Now Washington and London want to scrap that condition. The idea is to give West Germany as much control over her affairs lus is possible in the light of East-West division of the counti^, blocking a formal peace treaty. WETTER THAN JUNE, JULY August Noted for Heat; Rain Slightly Sub'Normol If you thought it was a little hot in August, you are right. Temperatures averaged 86.S degrees, 3.7 degrees above the normal of 82.8. Maximum daily temperatures in Abilene averaged 97.8 degrees, records at the Weather Bureau located at the Municipal Airport east of town showed. Average temi>erature was 75.1 degrees. Hottest days were Aug 5 and Aug 6. The mercury crept up to 103 degm\s on those days. Lowest tem]t>erature was degrees on Aug 8 and 9. Rainfall was .24 of an inch below normal. Only .85 of an inch fell during the entire month, compared with the normal of 1.09. Total rainfall to date during 1954 is 10.96 inches. Normal for the first eight months is 14.99. Heaviest rains fell in April (4.28 inches) and May 14.61 inches). From the f a r m e r ’-s view point, June was an unfortunate month; only .03 of an inch of rain fell then. July (.08 of an inch) and August (.85 of an inch) were also disappointing Highest winds came with an extensive thundershower on Aug. 8. Their 51 - miles- per • hour velocity blew down the rear wall of a hangar at Muncipal Airport, and caused other damage. ;