Abilene Reporter News, September 2, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 02, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas Clear To Partly Cloudy Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 78 Aaocirted Prat (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPT. 2, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc a I I i 3 Policemen, Passenger Tell of Race Three stale witnesses had been heard by noon Thursday in the City Court trial of Stanley Lee Froman, 20, of Route 2, Clyde. Froman is charged with racing and speeding. The charges grew out of an alleged automobile race on Orange St. shortly after mid- night 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. Thurs- day. City Prosecutor Dan Sorrells during the morning called to the stand as witnesses City Policemen Garland Black, G. A. Maxwell and 11. M. Dillard. He also read a deposition taken from Homer Glenn Earp, passen- ger in the automobile driven by his brother. Jerry Wayne Earp, 20. of 1610 Oak St. Race Alleged The Earp car allegedly had a race with the Froman vehicle. John Reid, defense attorney, hadn't called his defense witnesses to the stand up to noon. He had cross-examined the state's wit- nesses, however. Patrolmen Black and Dillard testified they were riding in the patrol car driven by Black when they received a call on their radio from the police headquarters about "two cars racing" on Orange St. They said the report stated the cars were traveling south on Orange St. about North Uth St. Their testimony was that they, themselves. were about North Seventh and Cedar Cts.. when they got the radio message. They had reached North Seventh and Hick- ory 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. They said the Froman car was to the east of the Earp vehicle, and that the Earp car was about half a car's length ahead of the Froman vehicle. By the time Black and Dillard reached North Seventh and Orange Su., they testified. Froman had already had a collision with another car at North Fourth and Orange Sts. Black estimated that when he first saw the two cars going past North Seventh and Orange Sts.. they were traveling "about 65 miles an hour." Diilard estimated the speed at "55 or 60 miles an hour." Policeman Maxwell testified that he investigated the wreck in which the Froman car was in- volved al North Fourth and Orange Sts.. He said the Froman vehicle left skid marks for 65 feet, includ- ing 30 feet before the impact. He said the car with which it collided skidded 14 feet before the crash. Passed Several Times Deposition of Homer Glenn Earp stated that he was one 'of five persons riding in the car driven by Jerry Wayne Earp. He said the two cars passed one another several times between North 15th and North Fourth Sts. on Orange., and that they traveled over 30 miles an hour. Reid questioned the officers at length on how long it takes the police station to receive a tele- phone call and relay it on the radio. The testifying policemen said they couldn't make any esti- mate on that. The defense attorney also chal- lenged the policemen's ability to estimate accurately the speed un- der the circumstances. The prose- cutor brought from the witnesses statements that they have had con- siderable experience at that in their police work. Two Accidents The Froman car collided at North Fourth and Orange Sts. with another driven by Robert Allen Lowke. 1641 North Third St. Earp's car was in collision at North Third and Orange SU. with a taxicnb driven by Jewell Frank- !ir. White, 541 Walnut St. The Earp case hasn't been called to trial yet. Jurors in the Froman case arc: ,loe Cumbie, 0. A. Claxton J 0. Tcasley, Raymond Shields Burl King and G. 0. Turner. BIDS TO BE ASKED Immediate go-ahead on con- Iruction of Abilene's quarter-mil- on dollar National Guard arm- ry at Fair Park was given this eek at the Pentagon in Washing- on. JIaj. Gen. Carl S. Phinney, 3f.th Division commander, notified Frank Hobbs of Abilene of the ecision Thursday morning upon je general's return from Wash- ngton. An 'Abilene architect, a repre- entative of David S. Castle Co.. -ill meet with Gen. Phinney and le Texas Board in Aus- n Friday to work out details for ids. Col. Hobbs said. Gen. Phinney said the Penta- on approved the 99-year lease Board Okays Rebuilding Grocery Despite Protests Bond Election Gels 1st Absentee Voter The first absentee vote was cnst Thursday In the county's bond Issue election scheduled for Sept. 18. Absentee balloting opened Mon- day. Citizens may cnst absentee Ballots until Sept, 14. Bonds, if approved, will provide for construction of fai grounds nt tlic municipal nl' port JI50.000 for cmlr house, mill for the count, Jnll FUNNIES FIRST Schoolbooks are all right for something to hold up his funny pa- pers at Hendrick Memorial Hospital, Jay Haynes figured Thursday. But come Tuesday he'll be back in Central Elementary School'with the rest of Abilene's students. In spite of a broken left arm, Jay will get no excuses from school right-handed. He fell and broke the arm playing at Central school Tuesday. He is the 10-year-old son of Mrs. Billie Haynes of St. (See story on school registration, page Pentagon Okays Abilene Armory provided by the City of Abilene to the Armory Board for a seven- acre tract of land at the extreme southern end of Fair Park. The Fair Park site was approv- ed by the Pentagon along with the building plan for the seven- unit Abilene of the largest in the state. The armory board has been in- structed to secure bids immedi- ately, Hobbs said Gen. Phinney told him. The seven units of Abilene Na- tional Guardsmen have met at the old air base buildings at Abilene Air Force Base since moving there from Fair Park in late 1947. Hobbs. who is executive officer of the 36th Division Artillery, is Lloyd Browne will be permitted y the city to rebuild his gro- -cry store building at 28-12 Soutli 1th St. It was partially destroy- ed by fire last December. The city's Board of Adjustment n a meeting Thursday morning ecided the percentage of destruc- ion was insufficient to deny irowne permission for rebuilding. Under terms of the Zoning Or- dinance if a non-conforming tructurc isn't destroyed more ban 60 per cent, it may be re- onstructed. The building inspec- tor was instructed to issue a permit. Five board members present ruled individually as fol- lows: Four of them that the de- struction wasn't over 50 per cent, and one that it wasn't over 55 per cent. All had personally inspected the property. Several owners of adjacent property have been protesting and asking the city not to permit the rebuilding. Black's Grocery Store occupied the building. commander here. The two other senior officers are Lt. Col. Vaiden Hiner, command- ing officer of the 131st Field Ar- tillery Battalion, and LL Col. Ralph Krieger, commanding of- ficer of the Third Battalion, 142d Infantry Regiment. Four of Hiner's artillery batter- ies are located in Abiiene along with the battalion headquarters. Kreiger has two headquarters the Third Battalion head- quarters, and Headquarters Co. and medical detachment, Lease Provided Dec. 11 The Fan- Park armory site is south of the football and baseball practice fields. The Fair Park site, which has never been used previously, was provided after a long fight among Park Board members last fall. The City Commission immediately followed Park Board approval with its approval and the 99-year lease was sent to the Armory Board in Austin on Dec. 11. A long delay followed in Wash- ington. Small armories do not re- quire Pentagon approval of build- ing plans, but the larger armor- ies, such as Abilene's, must be okayed in Washington. Gen. Phinney went to Washing- ton last week to try to get action taken on three major Texas arm- ories. The Pentagon took action on the Abilene armory while he was there, Hobbs said. Dickenson Called N In Batchelor Trial Egypt Backing West but Says No to Aid Pact CAIRO, Egypt IB 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 Commu- nists with fuel to stir up "the still suspicious minds of the Arabs." A communique from 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 economic life is linked to the West. Ideologically Egypt is out- spokenly against communism. Mil- itarily Egypt considers that the only possible global danger to the Middle East is an invasion from Russia." The communique was issued to foreign correspondents as a "back- ground paper." Apparently it was aimed at clarifying Egypt's for- eign policy, which is undergoing a major swing since the British agreement on the evacuation of the Suez Canal zone and the open- ing of talks for American economic assistance. The statement pointed out the traditional fears among Egyptians and Arabs of any Western ties as a result of the past British occu- pation of the Middle East and de- clared that any defense pact it the present time with the West would "defeat its purpose." The fanatical Moslem Brother- hood, the underground Communists and a few old-line political leaders have been agitating against the government for endorsing the Brit- ish-Egyptian Suez areement. That pact will give Britain the right to return to the Suez 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. BUT PROBEE ISN'T AROUND Senators Study McCarthy Move to Get U. S. Secrets WASHINGTON is Senators looking into the question of wheth- er Sen. McCarthy should be cen- jured dug today into Uie charge that the Wisconsin senator has encouraged government employes to slip him official secrets. This meshed the new inquiry directly into the recent McCnrthy- Army hearings, and the result was a round of polite sparring with McCarthy's attorney, Edward Ben- nett Williams, Part of She transcript1 from the old hearings was rowl into the record by E. Wallace Chadwlck, committee counsel, including Mc- Carthy's own statement that he had Instructed a vast number ol federal employes "that they were uuty.bouml to give me Information even though some bureaucral had stamped, ft secret to protect WnueU." Also into the record went a quote from McCarthy that the oath every government employe takes to protect and defend his country 'towers far above any presidential secrecy directive. And I will con- inue to receive information such as J received the other day." Williams, took exception to this last passage as not presenting the full picture and being "almost out of context." McCarthy himself wasn't in the room al the. time. Outside the hear- ing, the Wisconsin senator was still seeking to make an issue of what personal viows. of him arc held by Sen. Johnson In an interview, McCarthy said Chairman Watklns had ruled in effect thai it was all right If members of the special commit- tee Investigating his conduct not Polio Crisis leveling Off WASHINGTON Public Health Service said today "it ap- rears that a definite 'leveling off las been reached in new polio cases and that "the peak is now being "approached." There were new cases of infantile paralysis reported over the nation last week, only 3 more than the in the week ended Aug. 21; and 27 fewer than the in the corresponding week a year ago. Up to Saturday, there had been cases this year, compared with 1S.191 in the similar 1953 period. For the "disease which started about April 1, there had been cases, compared with a year ago. TRYING TO JUMP OVER THE MOON? SAN ANTONIO. Sept. 2 Oh-It really wasn't raining cows, but a cow did fall on a car during a thundershower here Monday. Police said a cattle truck was passing 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. On each of the first two days of the hearing, McCarthy unsuc- cessfully demanded that the com- mittee direct that Sen. Johnson its vice chairman, say whether he had been correctly quoted by the Denver Post last March as saying that all Senate Democratic leaders "loathe" McCarthy. Johnson has said he did not say he personally loathed McCarthy. The hearing is centered on a censure resolution aimed at Mc- Carthy by Sen, Flanders (R-VO, backed by 46 separate charges raised by Flatidtrs and Sens. Morse (Ind'Ore) and Fiifcrlght The committee boiled these charges down into five major gortaii. Flanders said today- he will lodge a formal protest If this rtsults in most of his Individual charges to- drfiutt." THE WEATHER Map shows where Hurricane Dolly is forming. Hurricane Toll Is 54 BOSTON m Repair crews and public health experts worked fe- verishly today to avert further perils to health and safety as the aftermaths of Hurricane Carol, which gave New England a multi- million-dollar battering Tuesday. Other workers and volunteers searched for missing, persons, many of them children. Fifty-four persons were known to have been killed. Nineteen were listed as missing, including a 10-month-old baby girl swept from the arms of her mo- ther, Mrs. Robert M. Crosby, 25, of Brockton, Mass. Mrs. Crosby said her baby. Sharon Eleanor, was torn from her arms as she tried to escape from the wind-buckled cottage- on Onse1 Island, Mass. No trace was found of the baby up'Dearly today. Nor was there any trace of the three Winick chil- dren, Paula, 7, Elsia, 5, and Neal, 2, who are feared drowned in Falmouth. Their mother, Mrs. Martha 'Win- ick, 33, and her sister, Judge Golda R. Walters, 46, of the Aver 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 mam- moth health problem since an es- timated 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. Tree surgery experts also were brought here to direct the clear- ance of the jungle of broken and uprooted trees which cluttered most of New England's streets and parks and private properties. Massachusetts took steps last night to avert a wholesale spoilage of food and contamination of drink- ing water, threatened by lack of refrigeration and powerless pumps. A National Guard plane was put into use to establish a dry ice air- lift between Boston and a big New- ark, N.J., manufacturing plant. At Logan Airport, -public health officials directed the distribution of the dry ice to communities with the greatest need. Ex-Captive to Be Adverse Witness SAN ANTONIO Edward Dickenson, con- victed of collaborating with the enemy while he was a pris- oner of war hi Korea, will testify in the trial of Cpl. Claude Batchelor, the Army said today. The general court-martial of Batchelor on charges similar to those against Dickenson began at Ft. Sam Hous- :on Monday. Joel Westbrook, Batchelor's attorney, asked several days ago that Dickenson be brought here as ah "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 week- end and won't reconvene until Tuesday. Yesterday a Brooklyn corporal testified Batchelor was ie spokesman for a group of 'TYfrtrtT-neeiTToc" in nrisnn 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, Brooklyn, N.Y., said on cross-examination that Batchelor lelped other POWs when they were U and, through hi-; contacts with ;uards, got better food for POWs. Dunn was the second prosecution witness at Batchelor's general court-martial on charges he col- laborated with the enemy and in- formed on feUow prisoners. The KermR, Tex., soldier pleaded in- nocent yesterday. "Progressives" in the POW camp were Allied soldiers who made a study of communistic teachings and doctrines. Helped Sick POWs 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 labor last May on similar charges. Testimony began at Ft, Sam Houston yesterday after Batehe- lor's defense attorneys made 14 motions designed to dismiss the charges or delay the trial. All were .denied. Dunn said the "progressives" held "unity" meetings just before the armistice at which plans were made for' them to correspond with one another when they returned to the United States, and to organize "study groups." Dickenson and Batchelor were members of the. original 23 Amer- icans who chose to stay with then- captors. They were the only two to change their minds and come back. The first prosecution witness, Bohas Janda, LaGrange, Tex., tes- tified he was present with Batche- lor at a meeting sponsored by the Chinese at Camp No. 5 in June, 1953. Janda said a Chinese general lectured on Russia, Karl Marx and the Chinese Communist party and had instructed the POWs there to go back to then- camps and organ- ize secretly the "Ex-POWs for Peace" this organization could operate when the POWs were back in the United States. The defense-announced a list of 21 former North Korean POWs it hopes to call to testify in Batche- lor's behalf. Twin Abilene Girls Placed In Polio Ward Twin Abilene girls and a 28-year-old Woodson man were admitted to the polio ward at Hendrick Memorial Hospital Wed- nesday. This raised the total number of patients in the ward now to 26. Admitted were: Kimberly Ann and Kathryn Lynn SherreH, eight-month-old twin Daughters of Mr. and Mrs. George H. SherreU, of 1329 Jef- ferson Dr. George D. Dickie Jr., 28, of Woodson. Dickie was confirmed a patient- The physician -for the twin girls could not be contacted early Thursday and their condi- tion could not be ascertained. None of the three is hi a res- pirator. All are in the isolation ward. Carlson Flays AdlaionT-H WASHINGTON (S-Sen. Carlson iR-Kas) said today Adlai E. Ste- venson was "either incredibly mis- informed or politically vicious" in attributing to the Eisenhower ad- ministration failure 10 revise the Taft-Hartley Act this year. Carlson said the 1952 Democratic presidential candidate "should have read the record on Taft- and he continued in an interview: "If he had, he would learn that every single Democrat in the Sen- ate on May 7 voted to send the re- vision bill back to the Labor Com- mittee, where they knew it would die on the vine." Stevenson said in a Chicago speech Monday that "polities drop- ped to a low plane, indeed, in con- nection with this mattrT of revising the Taft-Hartley Act" Carlson said it was true that "politics dropped to a low but he blamed the Democrats. tj S BCTAMMKST OF COMMF.UCE WEATHER B11KEAV AND viciNrry to partly chrady this afternoon. tooUbt. and High this afternoon around 98 tonlsht to the mld-TW. Md Friday to U" XORTH CES XORT ESTRAI. TEXAS Geaerattj lair with no Important chant M thrvuch FrWay. WEST TEXAS CWir to parUy cloudy with Iwlntxl UrandtrsnOTPtri. EAST TEXAS fair with no InuwtAnt temperature chanuM. SOUTH CKXTHAl. TEXAS Partly clouds with scattered ttrondenlwwers. 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