Abilene Reporter News, September 3, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDYWh Chilene toorter-iBtettiá m««™':'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 79 Aiitociated Prea# (AP) TbILENE. TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPT. 3, 1954—TW^pNTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Germans Demand All Rights to Sovereignty Bonn Peace Pact Not Good Enough GOODBYE OLD PAI.—Donald and Richard Rothwell say goodbye to “Sissie” as they tell the dog that school starts Friday. Donald, 6, will enter the first grade and Richard. 8. will enter the third grade. That’s part of Fannin school in the background. They are the sons of Mr. and .Mrs. Charles Rothwell, Jr.. 1626 Park Ave. (Staff Photo by Don Hutcheson). BRING REPORT CARDS! Regisiralion Today Gets City School Year Started Ex-Abilene Man's Son Heads Legion Tixlay registration day tor Abilene elementary school students. Also, situdenls who are attending the high school and junior highs for the first lime will gather today. Here is the schedule for elementary registration today: Surnames A through H — 8;30 to 9 30. I through Q — 9:30 to 10:30. K through Z - 10-30 to 11:30. Students will register at the schools tliey will attend. They must present their book cards and report cards from last year. All 6-year-olds must bring Ihetr birth certificates Students other than elementan registered last spring for the new | school term The new Junior high and new : high school pupils will meet al| their respective schools at 1 p m for orientation «information about how things are done in those schools'. Then they will go to their fust classes in the afternoon. The new junior high and high schod pupils won’t return to class i [ again until next Tuesday at 8:30 a m. That’s starting Ume for all regular class work throughout the system. '.Abilene school buses will run Friday in lime to get junior high and high school pupils to schools by 1 Related Story oa Page 2-A Negro Student Refused Entry In University of Texas Class Seaborn P. Collins Jr.. 41. o( Las Cruces. N. M.. wlio was reared \ sumed in Cross i’lains. was elected national commanuer of the American Legion Thursday. The vote for Collins was unani-I mous in Washington. D. C. I His father. Uie late Rev. Seaborn P Collins Sr . a Presbyterian, USA, minister, was pastor of the Cross Plains Presbyterian Church fw 23 years. Mrs. S P Collins Sr. now lives in New Mexico. Tlie Rev and Mrs Collins moved to Abilene in 1945 from Cross j Plains. Until his death here in I 1950. the Rev. CoUins served as | pastor of the Baird Presbyterian A city court jury of six men Thursday found Stanley l«e Fro-man, 20, Route 2, Clyde, guilty of, speeding but freed the recently j | discharged Navy youth of racing ! f and driving on the wrong side of the street. Froman was fined $35 by Judge A. K. Doss on the speeding diarge. The jury deliberated about 30 minutes. Involved in Wreck Froman was charged with rac- i ing, speeding and driving on the wrong side of the street shortly after midnight the morning of Aug. 2. The car he was driving was involved in an accident at North Fourth and Orange Sts. The jury found Frwnan innocent of the charges of racing and driving on the wrong side of the street. Froman was allegedly in a race j south on Orange St. with a car : driven by Jerry Wayne Earp, 20, of 1610 Oak St. The Earp car was involved in an accident at Third and Orange Sts. moments after the Froman accident. I'he trial began at 10 a m. with the morning session being con-bv state witnesses called Keynote Trial Of Batchelor HMM, JUST RIGHT—This steak seems to be cooked just right, at least to the satisfaction of the two distinguished cooks. Ex-president Herbert Hoover is the guest of President Eisenhower this week at the Byers Peak Ranch, near Fraser, Colo. The famous pair have been trying their experienced hands at trout fishing, too. by City Prosecutor Dan Sorrell. | Judge Doss recessed the court! at noon until 2 p.m. at w'hkh i Ume defense attorney, John Reid.; called defense witnesses and final arguments were heard.    j State witnesse.s called were City j Policemen Garland Black. G. A. MaxweU and M. M. Dillard. j CINCLNNATI. Sept. J wP —they JeR no doubt they want an-Called to the stand as defense • pj-esident Eisenhower is going to *    "I-Like-Ike’'    campaign    two witnesses were A. L. Froman, fa- i almost unanimous demands    from    now. ther of Stanley Froman; Gerald [    Republican    party <M-ganiza-| There still are some sore spots in ,    ,    »------lion leaders that he run again in j the Republican organization aboqt 1956 despite anv reluctance he may ' patronage. Some Republicans are display on that score.    !    g r u m b I i n g Eisenhower is too Although none of the delegates to the workshop conference of the GOP Leaders Want Ike to Run in '56 BONN, Germany, Sept. 2 (/P)—West Germany raised her terms today for contributing to the Western military alliance by demanding “full and undiminished” sovereignty. Freed to barter with the West over Germany’s future defense role bv France’s rejection of the six-nation army plan, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s government seped notice the limited freedom promised bv the Big Three in the Bonn peace contract will not be enough. Sen. Alexander    Wiley (R-Wis) | voiced support of    this stand. The i m    M    Ik    Ji    A chairman of the Foreign Relations! Committee of the U.S. Senate, who Jvvl VI I I vvl J conferred with Adenauer at the Chancellor’s vacation retreat in the Black Forest, told newsmen, “West Germany must have full sovereiftntv restored forthwith.” Shoulder to Shoulder W'iley, whose committee will have to approve any formal treaty settlement between the United States and West    Germany, said “freedom and liberty require West Germany to march shoulder to shoulder with the free nations.” In London. British officials said privately the West German demands for full equality status stand little chance of early Allied acceptance. The British Foreign Office declined formal comnnent. Other developments today in the continuing reaction to the French move included: 1. In WashingtMi, U.S. officials tended to favor an emergency meeting of the North AtlMtic Treaty Organization foreign ministers in New York late this month to seek agreement on West Germany’s role in Western defense. Most of these officials regarded the most workable solution as N.ATO membership, with some safeguards to prevent • revival oi militarism when West Germany la permitted SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 2 liV-An Army court-martial trying CpL Claude Batchelor questiMied in secret today a counter-intelligence agent who visited the former prisoner of war in a Tokyo hospital Batchelor, Kermit, Tex., soldier who first chose to stay with his Communist captors in Korea and then changed his mind, is on trial accused of collaborating with the enemy and informing mj t«:her prisoners. The Army said it was calling as a prosecution witness CpL Edward Dickenson, who has been convicted in a similar case. The Big Stone Gap, Va., man, who, like Batche-kw. decided to return from the Communists, is serving 10 yean at hard labor. Dickenson is expected to arrive Saturday. The Army offered as evidence three statements the agent took from Batcbdor soon after the Texan’s return from North Korean Earp, father of Jerry Earp: and Bernard Davis, Froman’s ex-Navy buddy who was with him on the night of the accident. Jurors for the case were Joe pnson. Batchelor’s lawyer, Joel *Vest-brook. objected but was overruled. to rearm. This view appeared close to the British proposal for limited rearm-    ______________________ ament of West Germany wdthin    however,    was    allowed V r u m D 11 n 2 tisennower is loo    U.S. Secret^ ^    j    cross-examine the agent in se- ^ li'isennower is w    indicated he favored bring- . liberal — a complaint of which    Germany    into the Atlan-1    ^    barred    spectators    and V.ce President Ntxon look P»W«c    when    he    called    Tues-1    ™    ^    n day for an emergencj’ sesión of the N.ATO Council. Al STIN. St'pl 2 fL_The I'ni-\ersity ot Tc.xas tixlay cancelled a nikit'e which it .sent to .Marion George Fiwd Jr , Hou.ston Negro. a«.reptmg him as an undergraduate student for the cliiiiing year. Ford had said he planneci to try out for the fre.shman fotHbal! team. Registrar H Y. McCown, also dean id admi.>sioivs. wrote Ford that freshman courses he would ntHxl in his chosen field, chemical engineering, are available at Prairie View AAM College, a state school for Negroes, .Mi*Cown advLsed Ford that if courses desireii by Negro stinlents are offered at either of the two state-supportwl instituUons for Negroes, “it IS not our policy to compete w ith them for Negro students.” Mirt'own said. “I regret to advise you that your acceptance notice is hereby cancelleii and that the registration inateriaLs mailed to you are no longer valid" Negro atudenLs have been ac-cetHed at the university since 1950 in graduate and professional fields if courses they sought were not of- ( lered al one of the state-su|)ported Negro umversiUes. Ford w iis an honor student in « high seho(>I He said Saturday he had been pccejded a.s a freshman student at the university and was planning to try out for the freshman fmkball and swimming teams. 1) X. Bible, director of athletics, •aid then he had no conuuent on Ford’s sttement At Fort Worth, University trf Texas Regent Chainnan Tom Sealy of Midland said* Related Story, Page 9-A Church.    Cumbie. 0. A. Claxton Sr.. J. 0. :    «    National Committee, notice. Their Abilene address was listed I Teasley. Raymond Shields, Burl '    ^    ‘    a    few    supporters and a . ¡‘¿'g    councU.    Canada also as 2080 Sayles Blvd. in the 1944 King and G. O. Turner.    |    professed    to    know    anything    critics    of    Sen. McCarUiy <R-\Vis) j    ^    meetmg    of    the CouncU to city directory.    i Teasley served as jury I«rem^ |    President’s    future    plans,    «kin    t    like    the way the Presiderà .    German    question SealHirn CoUins Jr. was born in —........... ^ DEMO FAVOR ASKED “He was advised however that u{K>n satisfactory completion of the courses which are offered at the Negro in.stilutions of higher learning and if there then w as not available al those institutions additional courses required for the professional degrt*e ha desired, then he would be accepteti as a transfer student at the University of Texas and allowed to lake such courses as necessary to his degree as were not available at those Negro institutions. “Our understanding is that the recent dec'uiion of the U.S. Supreme Court abiUishing segregation has not been put into effect and will not be effet'tive until after hearings this fall which were designed to aid the court in implementing the decision and determining just when and how segregaUon wUl be abolished.” Maybelle on Nov. 2. 1912, He was graduated from Daniel Baker College in Brown wood. When the Rev. and Mrs. Collins j came to .Abilene, their son went ! to Lubbock, where he was a flight ' instructor for the .Army. The new .AmeriCiUi Legion commander is now in the real estate, insurance, lumlier and general con Iracting business m l>as Cruces 82 Killed as Manila Log Train Crashes M.A.NIM, Friday. Sept 3 .fL-At least 82 persons were killed yestertiay when a logging train went out of control on a down grade. Die F*hilitH>iu« News Service reported lotiay. The ageiKw said reixue crews still were digging bodies out from underneath huge logs Uiat crushed and mangled them. GOP Coniniitteenian Says Party Re-elected Shivers jhas handled the party problems 1 presented by the senator. But the 1952 preconvention cleavage between the backers of Eisen-j hower and oi the late Sen. Robert \ A. Taft appears largely to have been closed. Former Taft men are just as enthusiastic in their talk about an Eisenhower candidacy in 1956 as are the leaders who urged Eisenhower into making the 1952 gressman who will support Presi- race. .......- <l^nt Eisenhower. We are calling { One of these. National Commit- Porter<rf Housloii^    Re- on Dtwoorats who supported Presi-1 teeman Harry Darby of Kansas. responsible deni    Eisenhower    to    return    the said in an interview that so far favor    which    Republicans    did    for as he is concerned there just isn’t AM.AR1LLÜ, Sept. 2 t.fi-Republi-can National Committeeman Jack Allan publican voters were for the reelection of Gov. Shivers He called on Panhandle Democrats to “return the favor’’ by backing a GOP congressicmal candidate. URoy I Pete) UMa.ster of Pexr.rion. in November’s 18th district election, “There is no doubt wtwitever but that the Republicans of Texas pulled Gov. Shivers thixHigh.” Porter said. I am calling on those people to come back and vote for a con- McCarthy May Face Charge Of Breaking Espionage Law W ASHINGTON. Sept Senate’s newest investigation of Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis> ret'essed for a long Ubor Day weekend to dav w'ith the committee’s mam body of evidence all in on five groups of censure charges against C h a I r m a n Watkins tR-Utah) called a halt until Tuestlay after the six-nuMnlier committee heard— in a ghostly et'ho of the stormy McCarthy-Army probe — evidence on chargt*s that McCarthy might have bn>ken the espimiage law by accepting secret FBI materia! “The wfiole field is    yet." reporters “We door on an>’ •    ---    -    '    -    I was refuseii admission to the Uni vsrsily oi Texas. was accc|»ted by Üie registrar, the registrar was under the erroneous impression Ford could not gel al any Negro instituliwi of higher learning m Texas Uie freshman courses requiresl for the degree he sought. Accordingly, and in keeping with the segregation policy set bv the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the . Watkins told r e p < fovernmenl of Texas for years, he j haven’t doaed the •    -    . .u_ 1T..J    >• He indicated, however, the com- j _Tlie I fnxse will be — said he didn’t km>w himself at thi.x pmnt Besides the charges under examination today, the civmmitlee has receives! evidence — almost all in the form of diK'uments - on three iHlier grtmps id charges win-noweii from 46 allegations made against McCarthy by Flanders and Sens Fulhright iD-Ark' and Mivrse NEWS INDEX SiCTION A W«mee’t Oil n«wt SICTION I Sperhi fdltetiel Ceiwie* ....... i«4i» i TV farm nawt 4-S . • 4-S 4 T 1« 11 millet will hear at the most only a little more evidence, taking only part of Tuesday, before giving .McCarthy a chance to an«wer the charge* which have been explored in three days of an uniwually tiwedy hearing. McCarthy’s lawyer, Edward Bennett WilHami. told newsmen* “We’ll Iw ready to go on Tueeday with our delenae.” He declined to say vrhat the de- them in the recent Democratic election ” Porter was here for a meeting with Panhandle GOP county chairmen to map strategy in l.aMa.-iter’s campaign to unseat Democratic Congressman Waller Rogers of Pampa. St revising what he called the need of a Republican majority ki Cwi-gress. Porter said a Democratic congressman, even though he votes conservatively, “will do the most damage to the Republican {Mt)gram when he casts his first vote for the organizaticm of Congress.” Porter hinted that if elected. La-Ma.ster might be in line for an early appmntment to the House Agriculture committee, of great importance to the predoininantly rural 18th district. In a special election in 1960. Re-ment 1 ever heard of,” said Me- publican Ben Guill of Pampa w*as earthy, himself speaking for TV elected representative, the first «mera. out.W, th» h*.rin« room, GOP «ndklate to h, wm to Con-,    ■    grosa from the Panhandle    m over •In a judicial proccodln* prejiri.c« •    appointed    to always disqualifies the judge | th« agriculture committee. laiter rnHJrters asked Watkins! In the same electioo. LaMaster whether ha had said he thought H ■ also tried for the seat as a Demo- Taik Welcomed 2. In Paris, a French Foreign Ministry spokesman welcomed a British suggestion for an eight-power conference on German armament to lay the groundwork for the NATO Council The eight would be the United States. Britain, and the six signers of the EDC treaty — West Germany. France, Italy. Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Bonn’s latest demand for full sovereignty - which obviously would include the right to some «. ..V         ^    form of rearmament — is almost anj- other Republican candidate on , certain to embitter the horizon for the next presiden-    *    "    —— tial race. ruling Accident Victim 'Semi-Conscious' Clyde AUred, 40. injured Monday in a head-on auto cdlision. was reported as “improved, but semiconscious” Thursday night m Hendrick Memorial Hospital. Allred has been unconscious since the accident, but had regained consciousness Thursday morning Allred Uve« in the Compere community near Merkel. His brother. Charles AUred also of Compere, was kiUed in the wreck on I Highway 277. about four mile* north of Abilene, R. W. Bowlin, S3, of Houston, son-in-law of Charles, and Jame* Penns Jr , 309 Willow St.. who was driving the other car, also were Uijured. ilnd-Dre). The earlier charges accuse Me Carthy of 1. Insulting Senate col- Vtatkins rejdied. leagues, 2. failing to testify before a 1952 *!ibcoiiunittee which inves-tigaged his finance«, and 3 abusing Brig Gen Ralph Zwicker when the general was befwe Me Certhj’s I'ermanent Investigations subcomnullee The Watkins committee is supposed to make a report in time for the Senate, whk'h is in recess, to come back and vote on censure res4»lution bei«>re the Nov. I election. McCarthy said he watcheil Watkins 1« a televi.^c4i program last night and heard him “smilii gly Miy that it w«s unlm{HHlant if •omt members of the committee were prejudiced was unimportant if merobert were prejudiced. *T don’t think I said that at all.” A plaj’back toilay of the filmed recording of Watkins’ comments last night ahowed that a TV reporter had asked him: “Is impartiality a requirement of the committee’” Watkinii replied: “No. The senators who are committee members are the same senators who are in the Senate, and no one has ever required that the senators be Im-partial. They don’t com# here that way. They come here ordinarily having been committed to programs, having made their own {dathirm pledges am! on many of the iHiblic queetkma they, of couree, are committed. Th«y have it’s (he fiKiet fantastic Nate- taken positive stands crat. GuiU, now an aasistant to the postmaster genend. Kwt in the 1952 general election. Porter said the Re«publican party took no official position in the recent DemiKTatic runoff primary between Gov Shivers ami .Austin Atiy Ralph A’arborough. He said he spoke out "when Mr Yarborough misrepresented the Eisenhower administration’s position on the Texas tidelands" l\>rter promised “vigorous race«” in the five congressional elections in which GOP candidates are running and termed La-Master’s chances “exceUent.” He said the governor’s race in Texas showed Eisenhower’s popularity as strong as ever. Porter said other lesues, inclmting the third term, accounted for the relative cloeeneis of the vote Shivers ran almoet 100.000 wte* ahead of YartHMXHigh THE WEATHER r » oitrAaTWKVT or rowwaac« ABllJKNf: AND VICINITY - ClW I» MTtly cIwkLv »»d ho* STldAir umI S»»^ d*y. Hwh lempwalur» hoili day«    IS* âogT**ê    rrtd*f iiiiht n. north orsTRAL Tax AS G«^Alty fair throush SaiurSay. 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ATTLEE, MAO TALK the evidence “classified material.” WestbrotA. objecting to the statements. said previous testimony established no proof an offense had been committed. He discounted the evidence of the first two witnesses. They are the only ones of 37 called who have tesUfied. Defense witnesses summoned include Associated Press Photographer Frank Noel of New York. He was a prisoner of the Reds during much of the Korean War. Noel is expected tomorrow. The court-martial reces.sed at 4:30 p.m. until 9 a.m. tomorrow with newsmen still bar«*ed from the corrugated iron shed at Fort Sam Houston. There were indications more closed sessions, with the counter-intelligence agent on the stand, are expected tomorrow. Russia Urged To Mend Ways HONG KONG, Sept. 2 tgw-For-mer Prime Minister Clement Attlee said today he tossed the ball cll invited Attlee to make a speech there on Uw way back. But the Labonte leader sent his regrets. back to Mao Tie-tung when the'    saying be    must    me^ his R«1 ChiM*. boM ur»«l    him lo!    Singapore,    k,^    W campaign for a new U.S.    foreign    gagements    and    return    directly to policy. Attlee told a news    confer-1    Britain. ence be advised Mao to get the Russians to mend their wa>s. In his first report on II days behind the bamboo curtain with seven other touring British Labontes. Attlee declared he suggested Mao use his influence te stop Soviet infiltration of other nations. When Mao asked him to try to persuade the United States to pull AUlee gave these observations on Reid China: Contrast with Russia — “Tlier# is le.ss rigidity in China than hi Russia.” Chinese communism is nwre tolerant than the Soviet variety. with the Peiping regime using more care in absorbing buslnesse* and farms. ‘They Uh# Chinese' admit they out of the Farmoea straits and stop |    ^ , gi-^at deal to do yet and rearming GiNrmany and Japan. At- j    jji^re are many shortcomings, tlee said he countered that Mao'    Russia they tell you the idwuki try to get the Soviet Union lo free her satellite state». He also toki Mao to work for a reduction m Soviet arms and greater freedom for Soviet ciliaens. Neither be nor Mao made any promises to do anything about the proposals each advanced, Attlee reported. The Labor parly delegation arrived yeeterday from its Chinese tour It spent three days previously in Htmcow. AB except Attlee went on to Tokyo for a three-day visit •n route home. Attlee wUl remain here uaUi Saturday, then fly to Singapore and Australia. The Seattle Worid Affatn Coun- world is inferior to Russia, and things Russian are the best. I beard no such boasting in China.” Formosa — Chinese Red leaden drop their talk of peace when they discuss Foi-niosa. Sentiment for taking Formosa runs high. To the Chinese Reds a peaceful settlement of the Formoea question means peaceful surrender. Chinese dependence ou Rassia— There is evidence Peipmg lean* heavUy on Russia for suppUe». but Attlee found “no overt exampl^ of Russian influenc'e inside China ” Reetrictions — Freedom m re- tS9» RUSSIA. Page f-A. Cel. I ;

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