Abilene Reporter News, September 2, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 02, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas Clear To Partly Cloudy Abilene Importer "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 78 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPT. 2, 1954 -TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c 3 Policemen, Passenger Tell of Race Three slate witnesses had been heard by noon Thursday in the City Court trial of Stanley Lee Froinan. 20, of Route 2, Clyde. Froman is charged wiUi racing and speeding. The charges grew out of an alleged automobile race on Orange St. shortly after midnight the morning of Aug, 2. The trial, being held before a jury, started at 10 a.m. Judge A. K. Doss recessed the court at 12 noon until 2 p.m. Thursday. City Prosecutor Dan Sorrells during the morning called to the stand as witnesses City Policemen Garland Black, G. A. Maxwell and M M. Dillard. He also read a deposition taken from Homer Glenn Earp, passenger in the automolhle driven by his brother, Jerry Wayne Earp, 20. of 1610 Oak St. Race .Alleged The Earp car allegedly had a race with tlie Froman vehicle. John Reid, defense attorney, hadn't called his defense witnesses to the stand up to ncwn. He had cross-examined the state’s witnesses. however. Patrolmen Black and Dillard te.>lified they were riding in the patrol car driven by Black when they received a call on their radio from the police headquarters alxnit **two cars racing ’ on Orange St. They said the report stated the cars were traveling south on Orange St. about North 14th St, Their testimony was that they, them.selves. were about North Seventh and Cedar Cts., when they got the radio message, They had reached North Seventh and Hickory Sts., a block farther west, when they first saw the Froman and Earp cars, they said. Going South The officers stated the Froman. and Earp cars were going south on Orange St at North Seventh, St . when they spotted them. Theyi said the Froman car was to the cast of the Earp vehicle, and that the Karp car was about half a ear's length ahead of the Froman vehicle By the time Black and Dillard reached North Seventh and Orange St.?;.. they testified. Fn>man had | already had a collision with ‘ another car at North F'ourth and Orange Sts. Black estimated Uiat when he; first saw the two cars going past I North Seventh and Orange Sts., they were traveling "about Sv*!, miles an hour ” Dillard estimated the .speed at "55 or 60 miles an hour.” T’oliceman Maxwell testified that he investigated Üie wreck in which Uie Froman car was involved at North F'ourUi and Orange Sts., He said the Froman vehicle left skid marks for 65 h'et. including 30 feet betöre the impact He said the car with which it collided '.kidded 14 feet before the crash. Passed Several Time* j De{x>sition of Homer Glenn Earp j .stat€‘d that he w.is one of five jHTsons riding in the car driven, by Jerry Wayne Earp. He said ttie tw o cars passed one another! several time.s IxHween North 15th and North F’ourth Sts on Orange., and that they tra'eUxl over 30 miles an htwir. Reid questioiuhI the officers at length on how long it takes the police station to rwcive a telephone call and relay it on the radio The testifying jwliccmen said they couldn’t make any estimate on that. The defense attorney also challenged the policemen’s ability to estimate accurately the .s{H*ed under the circumstances The prosecutor brought from the witnesses statements that they have had considerable extwrience at that in their police work Two Accidents The Froman car colUdetl at North Fourth and Orange Sts. with another driven hy Robert Allen Lowke. 1641 North Third St. Earp’s car was in collision at North Third and Orange Sts.^ with • taxicab driven by Jewell Franklin White. 541 Walnut St. The Earp case ha.sn't been calk'd to trial yet Jurors in the Froman case are: Joe Cumbie. 0. A Claxton Sr.. J. 0. Teasley, Raymond Shields, Burl King and G 0. Turner. Bond Election Gets 1st Absentee Voter The first ulwenlee vole was cast Thursday in the county’s $856,iHW bond issue elev'tion schetluled for Sept. 18. Absentee balloting mieiH'd Monday Cltliens may cast absentee bailut.s until Seid. 14. Bonds, if approvtnl, will provide $i*(>0.tWO for construction ot fair grounds at the old municipal air iK.rl $150,660 f(H‘ the county court htHise. and $100.000 for the county jiiii Dickenson Called Batchelor T rial Ex-Captive to Be Adverse Witness Egypt Backing West but Says No to Aid Pact CAIRO, Egypt JP — Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser’s military government declared today that “Egypt stands in every respect with the West” but that a defense pact with the Western Powers now would only provide the Communists with fuel to «tir up “the still suspicious minds of the Arabs.” A communique frcMn the ruling Revolution Council that deposed King Farouk two years ago' said it realized the United States and Britain would never invade the Arab world and added: “Its (Egypt’s* culture, trade and econwnic life is linked to the West. Ideologically Egypt is outspokenly against communism. Militarily Egypt considers that the only possible global danger to the Middle East is an invasion from Russia.” Map shows where Hurricane Dolly is forming. Hurricane Toll Is 54 FUNNIES FIRST — Schoolbooks are all right for something to hold up his funny pa pers at Hendrick Memorial Hospital, Jay Haynj?s figured Thursday. But come Tuesday he’ll be back in Central Elementary School with the resi of Abilene’s students. In spite of a broken left arm, Jay will get no excuses from school work—he’s right-handed. He fell and broke the arm plaving at Central school Tuesday. He is the 10-year-old son of Mrs. Billie Haynes of 227‘Chestnut St. (See story on school registration, page 1-B). BOSTON ijP — Repair crews and public health experts worked feverishly today to avert further perils to health and safety as the aftermaths of Hurricane Carol, The communique was issued to ‘ which gave New England a multi-foreign correspondents as a “back- ' million-dollar battering Tuesday, ground    paper.”    Apparently    it    was    :    Other workers and volunteers aimed    at    clarifying    Egj-pt’s    for-1 searched for missing, persons, eign policy, which is undergoing many of them children. Fifty-four BIDS TO BE ASKED Pentagon Okays Abilene Armory Immetliale go-ahead on I'on struct ion of .Xbiienc's quarter-million dollar National Guard armory at Fair Park was given this week at the Pentagon in Washing ton. Maj. Gen. Carl S. Phinne.v. 3oth Division commander, noufied Col. provideti by ihe City of .Abilene armory commander here, to the Armory Board for a seven- ; xhe two other senior officers are a major swing since the British agreement on the evacuation of the Suez Canal zone and the opening of talks for American economic ' assistance. The statement pointed out the ^ traditional fears among EgyiJtians and .Arabs of any Western ties as . a result of the past British occu- ’ were known persons to have been killed. Nineteen were listed as missing, including a 10-month-old baby girl swept frtMTi the arms of her mother, Mrs. Robert M. Crosby, 25, ot Brockton, Mass. Mrs. Crosby said her baby. SAN ANTONIO (AP)—Cpl. Edward Dickenson, convicted of collaborating with the enemy while he was a prisoner of war in Korea, will testify in the trial of Cpl. Claude Batchelor, the Army said today. The general court-martial of Batchelor on charges I similar to those against Dickenson began at Ft. Sam Houston Monday. Joel Westbrook, Batchelor’s attorney, asked several days ago that Dickenson be brought here as an “adverse” witness so Dickenson could be cross-examined. Fred Wilkins, public information officer of the 4th Army, said Dickenson was summoned by the prosecutor and could be cross-examined. Dickenson will arrive Saturday, Wilkins said, but the court has agreed to recess Friday for the Labor Day weekend and won’t reconvene until Tuesday. Yesterday a Brooklyn corporal testified Batchelor was the spokesman for a group of “progressives” in a prison camp. He also testified the West Texan “said when we got home we should organize small study groups.” The witness, Cpl. Harold M. Dunn, Brot^lyn, N.Y., said on cross-examination that Batchelor helped other POWs when they were ill and, through his contacts with guards, got better food for POWs. Dunn was the second prosecution witness at Batchelor’s general court-martial on charges he col- Twin Abilene Girls Placed In Polio Ward Twin -Abilene girls and a ^-year-old Woodson man were admitted to the polio ward at , . ! Hendrick Memorial Hospital Wed-laOiorated with the enemy and m- „esday formed on    Prison««^    The    -    the    total    number Kermrt. Tex soldier pleaded m- ^ ^ js in the *ard now to S6. nocent yesterday. “Progressives" in the POW camp were Allied soldiers who pation of the Middle East and de- ! Aharon Eleanor, was torn from her j    ^    communistic dared that any defense pact at f^ w    .Î*    escape    frtra    I    ^^g^jngs    and    doctrines, the present time with the West    ^    Helped    Sick    POW* acre tract of land at the extreme souUiern end of Fair Park. The Fair Park site was approved by the Pentagon along with the building plan for the seven- Lt. Cd. Vaiden Hiner, commanding officer of the 131st Field Ar-tillerj’ Battalicm, and Lt. Col. Ralph Krieger, commanding of- unit Abilene armory—one of the    xhird    Battalion,    142d Frank Hobbs of Abilene of the I large.st in the state dt'cision Thursday morning upon the general's return from Washington. An Abilene architect, a representative of David S Castle Co . will iTUH't with Gen. Phinney and the Texas Armory Board in Aus- The armory Iward has l>een instructed to secure bids immediately. Hobbs said Gen, Phinney told him. The seven units of Abilene National Guardsmen ha\e met at the old air base buildings at Abilene tin Fridav to work out details for i Air Force Base since moving; bids. Col’ Hobbs said,    i    tliere from Fair Park in late 1947 i Gen Phinney .said the Penla-j Hotibs. who is executive ofticer gon appitived the 99-year lease j of the 36lh Division .Artillery, is Board Okays Rebuilding Grocery Despite Protests Lloyd Browne will be permitted    tor was    instructed    to    issue    a by the city to rebuild his gro-    permit t'éry store building at 2842 South    Five    bmni members pie.sent nth St It wa.s partially destroy-    rulevi    individually    as    fol- ed by fire last IVcemln'r    ,    lows Four t>f them that the de- The city's Bcwrd of .Adjustment i struct ion wasn’t over 50 jx'r cent, i in a meeting Thur.sday morning and one that it wasn't over 55 per Infantry Regiment. Four of Hiner’s artillery batteries are located in .Abiiene along with the battalion headquarters Kreiger has two headquarters here— the Third Battalion headquarters. and Headquarters Co. and medical detachment. Lease Provided Dec. 11 would “defeat its purpose.” The fanatical Moslem Brotherhood. the undacground Communists and a few old-line political leaders have been agitating against the government for endorsing the Brit-ish-Egyptian Suez areement. Hiat pact wiU give Britain the right to return to the Suer bases within the next seven years if Turkey or any Arab state is attacked. Under the agreement all British troops will leave the zone within 20 months after the signing of the treaty, which is expected to be completed this month. Polio Crisis 'Leveling Off The F’air Park armory site is south of the football and baseball i W.ASHINGTON    The    Public practice fields.    i    Health Service    said today    “it ap- The Fair Park site, which has I P«»". never been used previously, was,    ^    , provided after a long fight among \ cases and that    the peak    is now Park Board members last fall. | The City Commission immediately j followed Park Board approval j with its approval and the 99-year j lease w;is sent to the .Armory Board in Austin on Dec. 11. A long delay followed in Wash- Island. Mass. No trace was found of the baby to early today. Nor was there any trace irf the three Winick children. Paula, 7, Elsia, 5. and Neal, 2, wiio are feared drowiied in Falmouth. Their mother, Mrs. Martha Winick, 33, and her sister. Judge GoWa R. Walters, 46, of the Ayer District Court, perished when their cottage was swept into Great Pond. Their bodies were found on the beach. Fully one third of New England was reported without electrical power early today, posing a mammoth health problem since an estimated 34 million persons had no means of refrigeration for foods. Emergency repair crews were brought into New England from points as far as Pennsylvania and Michigan to restore telephone and electrical service. free surgery experts also were brought here to direct the clearance of the jungle of bixAen and polio i uprooted trees whidi cluttered most o( New England’s streets and parks and private properties. Massachusetts took steps last night to avert a whdesale spc^age of food and contamination o( drink- Dunn said that among prisoners Batchelor helped while they were ill was Cpl. Edward Dickenson, Big Stone Gap, Va. Dickenson was court-martialed and sentenced to 10 years at hard Idtwr last May on similar charges. Testimony began at Ft. Sam Houston yesterday after Batchelor’s defense attwneys made 14 motions designed to disnuss the charges or delay the trial. All were denied. Dunn said the “progressives” held “unity” meetii^s just beiore the armiMk» at which jrians were made for them to corr^pond with one another when they returned to the United St^es, and to CMiganize “study grmips." Dickenson and Bigchelor were members of the original 23 Amer icans who chose to stay Admitted were; Kimberly Ann and Kathryn Lynn Sherrell, eight-month-old twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Sherrell, of 1329 Jefferson Dr. George D. Dickie Jr.. 28, of W^oodsan. Dickie was confirmed as a polio patient. The physician for the twin girls could not be contacted early Thursday and their condition could not be ascertained. None of the three is in a respirator. .All are in the isolation ward. (arison Flays AdlaionT-H ington Small armories do not require Pentagon approval of building plan.s. but the larger armor- decided the i>ercentage of destruc-; cent All had ^H*rsonally in.sjm ted ; ies. such as .Abilene's, musit be tion was insufficient to deny | the property.    okayed in Washington. Browne t>ermission for rebuilding, i Several owners of adjacent,    phinney    went to Washing- I iKler terms    of the Zoning Or-    propt'riy have    been    protesting    and    ton last week to tty- to get    action dinance if a    non-ixmforming    asking the city    not    to    permit    the    ^    taken on three major    Texas arm- slructure isn't    destroytHl more    : rebuilding    |    cries The Pentagon    took    action than 60 iH'r cent, it may be re-, Black's itiocery Store occupieii on the Abilene armory while he constructed. The building inspec-1 the building ^ being approached.” I There were 2.210 new cases of I infantile paralysis reported over j the nation last we^. only 3 more ! than the 2.207 in the week ended Ì Aug. 21; and 27 fewer than the I 2,237 in the corresponding week a year ago. Up to Saturday, there had been 17.112 cases this year, compared with 18.191 in the similar 1953 period. For the “disease year”, which started about April 1. there i..    .    .    ,    ... had been 15,561 cases, compared ’ ^    immunities    with wiis thei'e, Hobbs said. BUT PROBEE ISN'T AROUND Senators Study McCarthy Move to Get U. S. Secrets WASHINGTON (iP—Sen. Carlson (R-Kas' said today Adlai E. Stevenson was "either incredibly mis-xvaxM ».xr«    with: informed politically vicious” in their captors. were the on^ attributing to the Eisenhower ad-two to diange their minds and; ministration failur^ lo revise the ; Taft-Hartley Act this year. The first prosecution witness,; Ca^on said    ^ Bohas Janda. LaGrange. Tex., tes-1 Pr^^denUal candidate _ s h o u l^d with 16.610 a year ago. was nresent with Batche- * Ufied he was present wiin Baicr^ Hartiev.” and he continued m an lor at a meeting sponsored by the    ’ Chinese y Camp 5 in June , 1953. Janda ^ a ^mese general ;    Democrat    in    the Sen- lectured on Russia. Karl Marx and j    May 7 voted to send the re- ing water, threatened by lack of go back to their camps and organ-    " ize secretly the “Ex-POWs for j Stevenson said in a Chicago Peace ” ^ this organization eouW | speech Monday thM “politics drop-operate when the POWs were back ped to a low plane, indeed, in con-in the United States.    nectioo w ith this matte? of revising The defense announced a list of | the Taft-Hartley Act” 21 former North Korean POWs it ; Carlson said it was true that hopes to call to testify in Batche- “politics dropped to a low plane,” liM-’s behalf.    '    but he blamed the Democrats. refrigeration and powerless pumi». .A National Guard irfane was put into use to establish a dry ice airlift between Boston and a big Newark, N J.. manufacturing plant. .At Logan Airport, public health officials directed the distribution of the greatest need. TRYING TO JUMP OVER THE MOON? SAN ANTONIO. Sept. 2 dK~It really wasn’t raining cows, but a ct>w did fall on a car during a thundershower here Monday. Police said a cattle truck was Piissing a car during the shower, a rail on the truck broke, and off tumbled a cow onto the car of Vencenti Wood of San .Antonio, caving it in. W.ASHINGTON    Senator.N l(H>king into the question of whether Si*n. McCarlliy should l>e censured dug today into the charge that Uie Wi.Hconsin senator has encouragetl government employes to slip him official .secrets Tills mesluHl the new inquiry directly into the recent McCarUiy-Army hearing.s, and the result was a round of polite sparring with McCarthy'.* attorne>. Edward Bennett William*. t>n each of the first two days of the hearing. McCarthy uimic*| cessfully demandtnl that the committee direct that Sen. John.son, its vice chairman, say whether he had been correctly quoted by the Also into the rewrd went a quote from MciTirthy that the iKith every gov ernment employe takes I to prottH’t and defend his country "towers fxir above any pre.sidential secrecy directive .And I will continue to rm'ive information such as 1 ri'wivwl 11,,' .Hher day," ■    McCarUiv. WiUiams, tiMdv ewHjption to this la.sl passage as mH presenting the full picture and In'ing "almost out of context” McCarthy him.^elt wasn’t m the TIE WEATHBt I’. S. iiKeAitTMKVT or cowwr.acE WKATwra Bi aEAi v»n K\c ANO vicivrrv ciMr w Denver Post last March as saying |    m that all Senate Democratic leaders hltl»    m    tn«    mw    'X» NORTH CKNTRAI. TEXAS Johnson has said he did mk sa>' ; ifc,vu*ri nwia.x WC.ST TEXAS - ClM» U» puttLv Part ot .he tran.scnpt irom thej ixrhu at the« lime, thitside the heai old hearings was read into the rt'coni by K, Wallace Chadwick, committee counsel, including Me-Cnrthy’s own statement that he had insiructeil a vast number of ftHleral employes “that they weit auty lxjund to give me Information even though some little bureaucrat had stamped, ft secret to protect himseil’*    4 he j>er.>onaUy loathevl McCarthy The hearing is centerevi on a censure rx'solulion aimed at McCarthy by Sen Flaiwlers iRA’l , iNicktxi by 46 separate chaiges mg. the Wisconsin senator was .still    by Flamlers ami Sens, .seeking to make an is.sue of whaL yjorse iml-Ort" and Fuftu'ight im'sonal views of him are held by ,    .\, g Sen. Johnson D-Colo*    ;    jbe    committee    has    boiled    these In an interview . MiA’arUis <aid eliargi N down into five major cate-Chairman Watkins iR Utah had ' “.orie.s ruled in effect that it was all right ^ Flanders said tmlay he will Uxige it members of the special commit j a tormal pixkest if this results in tee investigating hus conduct w<ue aot iniNu Uai. nuxjt oi his individu«d charges go-deisytt. » Uh Kh<U{#<l tS.und<íF«lH'w«r*. EAST TEXAS Onwulb fair »itti no Iwixul.mi trmtwuiurt SOITH CENTRAI TEXAS Piutly cKukW »'th x.*tU'rpd ihttna«VlKi»Tpr» TEMrE»ATVRKS Till» A VI 1 »    II i-.m , ....... . 3:30    ....    T* 4;»    .........    W 5:30    .........    t4 •    « T:»       « It»    Si •îS* - ......  •« W »    »3 u ;w    N I*:»    S.- R«n>m«f«r rwidln* »» Ut» H»bnv# hurnmty « 13 » e m »x. Hlik MN tew t*iitMr*tur«s ter »4 te««* t’M *-m.t W tmê ft *—wwi w«4 r ‘ij r '»7 m % - .A4 S.l CREW HONORS NAMESAKE — Mrs Thomas F. Sullivan, Waterloo. Iowa, whose five sons were killed aboard the cruiser Juneau at Guadalcanal in World War II, receives a corsage from Cecil Marks, Tampa, Fla., as the crew of the destroyer U S^S. The Sulli-vans rdavod host to Mr, and Mrs. Sullivan and their grand^n, Leo, 13, at PhiladelpQi^a ;