Abilene Reporter News, September 3, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 03, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY /"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—ByronevenÌngFINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 79 Auodated Fn$$ (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1954 —EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c BUSY AGAIN Ike's Back Alter Fine Trout Trip DENVER i/P) — President Eisenhower. back from a Rocky Mountain fishing trip, hopes to complete action today on bills passed by Congress during the closing days 01 the session. Eisenhower and former President Hoover, drove back late yesterday from Fraser, Colo., on the western side of the Continental Divide. where they spent three days casting for trout and generally taking it ea.sy at a secluded ranch. During the stay there the President also gut in some work. He signed into law more than 100 bills, most of them of secondary importance. That brought to 473 the total number of measures he has approved since starting his Colorado work-and-play vacation Aug. 21. He has killed 21 bills by pocket VtHo. Nearly all were minor measures. Still awaiting action were al>out 20 other bills, .\ides said he might be able to act on all or most of' tho.se today. He bad no scheduled callers at hi." Lowry .Air Force Base office, and a round of golf was in the works for the afterruxin. Before he started back to New York alK>ard Eisenhower’s private plane last night. Hoover was the dinner guest of the President and Mrs. Eisenhower at a downtown huel. Hoover, pink-faced from trout stream sunburn, caught the biggest fish during the stay at Fraser and Eisenhower called him "the champion.” There was no word on the size or weight. Tmnorrovv Eisenhower will take oft early for a flying survey of reclamation projects in four states — Colorado. Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas. McCarthy to Testify Probe Next Week NEW QUEEN TAKES CROWN — Miss Reggie Dombeck (right) runnerup in the Miss Chicago contest, walks off with the crown after Jeannie Johnson was disqualified for failing to meet the residence requirements of six months. Miss Dombeck will now compete in the Miss America contest. Man SuspectefJ of Slaying Spouse, Son for Insurance RALEIGH. Miss /f^-A 59-year-old filling station operator of Polk-Villf. Miss., is in jail at Jackson Charged with murder and arson    Jessie, about 51. was killed in conneitimt with the death of his aiKi he was injured, and he w ife and the burning of his car dragged her out of the car before Aug. 22.    it    caught    fire. Sheriff K E Bounds of Smith The sheriff said the windshield county said last night the charges of the car was not broken, the tree were filed after Ross Hawkins'; and the car bore no evidence of story of an auto accident thiX impact, ami there was no blood in kil!^ his wife ‘ fell flat.”    jthe    car. After Hawkins* arrest. Sheriff:    .\bout    12 or 15 feet from the R E Harp of Morehouse Parish! burned car. where Mrs. Hawkins H*ounty ‘ in Louisiana reopened an 4ay, the trees were splattered w ith investigation of the hunting death i  --------------- of Hawkins’ 17-year-old son in 1945, Officers said the boy was shot through the head while hunting with his father near Bastrop, La. The death wa.s repopted as an accident and Hawkins collected $13.-500 insurance. Bounds said Hawkins had 10 or 12 in.surance policies on his wife, one of which was taken out about blood, tlie officer said. Mrs. Hawkins had been beaten on the head, version of the accident i but there was no evidence of a cident 12 miles south of .Morton, .Miss.. led to the investigation. Hawkins' struggle, the sheriff r^rted. Near the car an empty kerosene can was found and the ground under the car was saturated with the fuel. Boumls said, and in the car there was a remnant of a roll of adhesive tape. The sheriff said a nearby creek was dragged and a 30-inch long iron pipe, wrapped in adhesive tai>e. was recovered and that the tape <m the pipe matched the remnant in the car. Estep Wins Delay In Another Battle SAN ANTONIO .f^-Wmiam Estep. self-styled atomic scientist, two wet'ks before her death. Most cancer-healer and "fuel-less mo ot the policies carried double indemnity for atx'idenial deatii, the sheriff said. A month ago, Bounds added, Hawkin.s* filling station burned and he accepted a settlement on a fire msuraiKe policy on Uie .station. ‘Tie told me in all he had collected $18,000 in insurance in re- tor" inventor, has won a delay in his .showdown with the state of Illinois. Illinois already has convicted Estep of violating its medical prac-tice.s act. The conviction has been upheld in that state’s a|>peals courts. In San Antonio yesterday, Dist. cent years.” Bounds said. "He’s! Judge Joe Brown ordered Estep never been m trouble before so far extradited to Illinois. But this or-as I know, but he has been col- ■ der came after a federal court or-lecting insurance for as long as I ■ der, obtained earlier in the day can rememlien”    j    at Dallas, barred Estep's extra- Bounds said a reptirted auto ac- dition. Dulles in Manilla For Asian Parley M.ANILA if* - U S. StH'retary of State John Foster Dulles arrive<l today for an eight-nation Southeast Asia security conference he calletl **one of the mo.st imiwrtant international conferences of our time.” An 18-gun salute Iwomeil as his plane landetl. Two military hand.s began playing and a host of dignitaries crowded forward as he walked smiling from the big airliner. ."I am happy to be again in the Philippine Republic,” Dulles told the crowd. ‘T particularly look forward to seeing again Mr. Magsay-say. I met him here before when he* was minister of defense. Now I shall be honored to pay my respects to him as president.” Tomorrow U.S. and Philippines officials will mt'et in advance ot the foreign ministers’ conference oi>ening Monday to discuss ways and means of .strengthening llie mutual defense pact linking the two nations. *T am confident that through ft ank disrus.sion and raulual under atanding we shall find ways to ad City Sells Old House, Garage For $1,286 i The city’s sale at aucticm of the old G. F. Britton home, North Second and Mulberry Sts., Friday morning brough $1,065. The garage there was sold separately, for $221.36. John Berry, city land man, held the auction. HKe reported to the City Commission that W. 0. Kemper made the successful bid for the house. He said Bud Crow bought the garage. The c«nmissi<Mi approved both sales. Purchasers will have 60 days in which to remove the buildings fr<MTi the property. For Fire Station A new central fire station is to be built by the city on the site. It will replace the one at North Fourth and Cedar Sts. The old Britton home was an .Abilene landmark. It was purchased by the city recently from Mrs. Alice Britton Jackson, who since then has died in California. Commissioners Friday {«rmal-ly adoped a tax rate of $2.40 on Uie $100 valuation for 1^. They had already agreed informally upon this, and the tax office is preparing the statements accordingly. The tax is divided as follows:    City operating expenses. $1.10; city bofxied indebtedness, 20 cents; school operating expenses, 75 cents; and school bonded debt. 35 cents. The t^al rate is the same as 1%3. Area Annexed Section 4, Southwest Parte Addition. was annexed to the city on the second of two required readings of an ordinance. It extends fitxn South ^h to South 21st Sts., and from Woodard St. westward to the alley west <rf Ballinger St. The commission voted on the first of two required readings an ordinance changing the zoning of an area in the 1900 block of Hick-or>' St. This is property of Mrs. Ethel Reagan Estes. However, the commission diang-ed the recommendation of the City Planning and Zoning Cwnmission relative to Mrs. Estes’ property. It re-zoned from Zone B « two-family residences> to Zone F (local retail» only, the north 111 feet of the east 140 feet oi Lot 4. Block 4. Parramore and Merchant Addition. The zoning panel had recommended that the north 211 feet be so changed. Just the Dress Shop In the Friday public hearing on the Estes rezoning. John .\lvis. a neighbor, asked that the change not include the spot where Mrs. Estes home stands. He didn’t object to changing enmigh area for her proposed dress shop building. The commission granted his request. Public hearing on the amended zoning change was set for Sept. 17. W. D. Watkins was awx>inied a member of the City Planning and Zoning Committee in the place of Frank Meyers Jr., named last discoverer ot atomic en- ; irj-jjay, Mevers wasn’t able to ac-meiiical doctor, the dis- ; Federal Judge T Whitfield Da-vid.son, who issued the temporary’ order barring extradition, last May sentenced Estep to five years in prison and $2,0(X) fine on awviction of using the mails to defraud and violating the Securities and Exchange .AiCt. 'The conviction was obtained in Abilene. Tex., trial during vance further Philippine security." Dulles declared in his statement, "Next Monday Manila will become the seat of one of the most important international confer-ence.s of our time. The representatives of eight free nations will meet here to discuss h ow’ to protect Southeast Asia and the southwest Pacific from aggression” immediately after reading his slulement he drove to the residence of U.S. Ambas.sador Raymond Spruanee The secretary was extH*cied to damiHm Uie enthusiasm of the Philippines and Thailand for a strong military alliant'e against communism. The United States already has indicated it is not anxious to go along with their demands for a pact binding members to Instant retaliation in Uie event of an attack against any one of them. Washington is reported to prefer an agreement under which mem lH»r nations would read to an attack against another member with-in the framework of their constitutional proceesee. an which the government said Estep had. at various times, described himself as: ‘The world’s first atomic scientist. the discoverer of atomic energy. a con erer of the secret d living for-1 ever, a healer of cancer and other { dread diseases . . . and a victim of persecution by the American Medical Association and better business bureaus." His conviction at .Abilene was based on sales piXMiiotions of stock in E.slep's firm formed to produce an "atomotor", described as a "fuel-less, self-energizing mdor.” Illness of one of his attorney’s forced a postiionement in a trial, originally scheduled to begin in Dallas this week, involving a device callt*d an "atomotrone” The state says Estep claims this machine can "treat water atomically” so that it will "cure cancer, heart disease, arthritis” and other diseases. Difficulty in Getting Right-Of-Way for Pipeline Reported SO THIS IS SCHOOL — Registration for the first grade at Bowie Elementary School is a day of confusion, perplexity and wistful thinking of carefree days of the past. At left is Linda Fleming, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Fleming of 1717 South 22d St. At right is Janelle Farris, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tyson Farris, 1641 South 22d St. (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) IT'S REGISTRATION DAY! Little Sis Tags Along; Big Brother Enters First Grade By PHYLLIS NIBLING Forrest Lane Jr. sat on a bench in Central School lunchroom with his little sister. Judy. He was holding a brand-new yellow pencil. "Do you know where I rould sharpen this"” he asked a passer-by. She didn’t. Forrest, it turned out. was starting in the first grade. "I can’t start until next year,” Judy volunteered sadly. Can’t Spell Yet black-haired 3-year-old. "Her t But they were meeting their name’s Sharon Denise.”    j    teachers,    learning    what    supplies— "How do you spell that?” the big red Indian tablets, heavy lead pencils, crayons—they would need, and gating the “feel” of going to school stranger asked. “I don’t know,” Forrest replied, "I haven’t been to class yet.” *Mrs. F. H. L^ Sr.,    Mamma    in    ‘School’    Too Sayles Blvd.. and Sharon    came I Maruina Harris. 6.    came    with badt then. Sharon plumped    down ‘ her mother. Mrs. J.    D.    Harris, on the bench next to Judy    and an-11542 South Fifth St..    and    little nounced she was going    to    play} brother, Joel Douglas,    2. baseball.    i    Maurina    wasn’t    quite    sure    what I "And I’m going to pitch that    but she also 1 ball real fast,” she snlded.    ko i t .«vk i Forrest pointed to his mother,! Forrest declared scornfully that,    from    transcripts    of    prior who was filling out a registration they didn’t let girls play baseball.; ^ Y," t bav^    iiil.cr!. bearings (rf other committees, blank at anotLr table with the! Forrest was one of a crowd of bttle brother, Mrs. Hams laugh-help of Mrs Louis McRee. one of! first-graders who were register-the first grade teachers.    j ing at Central Friday, as they ".And that’s our little sister.” were all over the city. Classes | different from registration at her Judy added, gei^uring towards a'won’t take up until Tuesday. Panel Eyes Remainder 01 Charges WASHINGTON íJ^-Sen. McCarthy probably will testify early next wedc as his own chief witness against censure charges. Th^ prospect—with its attendaiA likelihood of fireworks—took the major share of attention today as Senate investigators, their own record virtually complete on accusations they diose as the major ones, turned to the question <rf what to do with remaining counts. The special Senate committee itself is in recess until Tuesday, because (A the funeral of Sen. May-bank (D-SC) today and the Labor-Day holiday Monday. Birt staff members were busy with closed-door studies oi the 33 charges yet to be disposed <rf. Just what happens Tuesday is undecided, since the committee has prcMTiised to do something with every one of 46 counts. IJp to Defense "We haven’t closed the door on anything,” said Chairman Watkins iR-Utah*. But the general expectatiim is that the committee, perhaps after a little more tag-ends evidence of its own, will turn matters over to the defense. I anticipate I will be a witness,” McCarthy told newsmen. Neither he nor his lawyer, Edward Bennett Williams, was dis-closisig strategy. 'They would not say whether there wiU be any witnesses besides McCarthy himself. The mily aanouncMment from M'il-liams was that ‘‘we’ll be ready to go m Tuesday.” The hearings so far have been almost entirely a rdiasb oi oH records and testimony. Skipped Some Charges Under orders frtHU the Senate, the committee is considering a ! resolution by Sen. Flanders (R-i Vt» to condemn McCarthy’s conduct as tending to bring the Senate into disrepute. Backing up the resolution, Flanders and Senators Morse dnd-Ore) and FulbrigN (D-Ark) aimed 46 overlapping, specific charges against McCarthy. To get things started, the cwn-mittee skipped some charges and lumped the others into five major categories. Woiking with imexpect-ed speed, it fini^ed putting into the record by midafternoon yesterday the documentary evidence, little brother,’ ed. Registration in Abilene was so IN PHILIPPINES Paving of 3 Streets Ordered by City Paving IS slated for parts of North 17th, Orange and Don Juan Sts. The City Commission Friday morning adotticd a resolution ordering paving by a.sses.sment on North 17th St from Hickory St. to Pine St.; and on Orange St. from North 21st St. to Ave. Property owners will pave Don Juan St. from Legett Dr to Lexington Ave as a volunteer project. commissioners reiwrteti All financial arrangements have been made, they aaid. Mayor Henry West of Merkel and G. W. Parkhill, Lubbock engineer. conferred with County Judge Reed Ingaisbe Friday morn ing with reference to right-of-way for a water pipeline between Mer kel and Abilene. Mayor West said the City of Merkel was encountering some dif-ficuRy obtaining easwnents west of Tje for a distance of about three miles, where highway and railroad rights - of * way, usually available, are narrow. He said it was possible to get easement through some private properties whwe owners \v«dd like to obtain water from the City of Merkel. Meikel voted bonds for a pipeline between Merkel and Abilene to take water from the City of Abilene. Merkel has had a near water famine for several months. Tye, which recently incorporated, Ambler    water from the Mes-kel line, too. 82 Persons Die as Logging Train Rips Down Mountain Nehru Will Visit NBW DELHI, India ijf-Prime Minister Nehru toW Parliament tOi day he will make his first visit to Communist China in October. MANILA .P* — A heavily loaded logging train carrying more than 100 passengers on empty flat cars careened down mountainside and piled up on a wooden bridge yesterday. killing at least 82 persons. Most of the others were injured, many critically, in wliat is de-scriLied as the worst railroad disaster in Philippines history. Cars, logs and crushed bodies hurtled from the wredied bridge into a gorge 100 feet below Cranes were hoisting massive logs from the gorge today and officials said additional bodies may be uncovered The w reck occurred on northern Negros Island in the southern Philippines and authorities still were trying to iece together exactly what happened. Engineer Pablo Villarete. 46, said that as his train crept dowm a steep grade near the town of Fabrtca 16 cars loaded with logs broke loose and l>egan rolling free. In an attempt to save his train Villareie said he raced his engine and seven coupled cars down the mountain, but the runaway cars caught up with The train on the bridge The crash derailed many cars. wrtH'ketl the bridge ami tossed five cars over the side Chain.s holding the logs snat^ed and the huge log hurtled off the cars, crushing many p: sr enijers and sweeping others in-to the gorge. Some cars were smashed against the mountainside. Survivors said some bodies were torn apart by the logs. Others were cruslied beyond recognition. Un- ideuiitied bodies were lined along the right of way . Officials said passengers on the train were mostly employes of the Insular umber Co., which owned the train, and their wives and children. Police Chief Emilio V. lica described the wreck as "the most terrible accident 1 evLn- saw in all my life.” THE WEATHER first school. Mrs. Harris said. She is a native of Luxembourg BXid met and married her West Texan husband while he was stationed there in 1946.    | "I think over here they let you ‘    ___ play more,” she said. "Civer saturdny. ~Hi«a "umpemure Ü. t. fiEP.'VKTMEN'r OF COMMZM'K WEATHEX Bl'BEAC ABE.ENE AND VICINITY — OiMWiaix {air imd hot this aftemooB, tonifht syaa < there they wouldn’t let the girls Sw*« play with the boys or let you' play baseball. It’s freer here.” Parents and teachers knwt each other better, too, she added. Mrs. Harris has just recently applied for her citizenship papers, she said. "Talking about going to school!” she said. "They sent me a book all about America—-his-twy. government—so I’m studying now!” Brotkers Tag Along A lot of pre-school children n«*T IM degree*; low tonight about 77 NORTH CE.NTR.AL TEXAS-GeiwraMy fair this «itcmoon. tonight and Saturday. W12ST TEXAS — Generally fair except iaotaied Uiundershowera. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS-Generally lair th» afternoon, tonight and Saturday. TEMPERATI BKS Thnr. P. M m m  ------ 99    ..... 9t ........ w....... 96    ..... 91    ..... 8g ....... 6Ô . . - : . U n . . . S3 Fri. A. M. SI See KIDS. Pg. 3-A. Coi. 54 1:M I;»    M J:»      .77 4:30    ....... . 7h 4;38  ......73 6:30       74 7;»    .      .....77 i:S0  .......... g5 9.M ..............m 1«:» _______  m 11;» ........  93 13:» ............ 97 Earometer reading at 13:» p.m. M.li. Relative humidity at 12:» p.m. 2F'’'. High and tow tempcraturea lor 24 hours ended «;» a.m.: 100 and 73 degrees. McCarthy, Mitchell Both Nettled at Nixon Remarks WASHINGTON tP-There were at least two versions today of the language Vice President Nixon is said to have used in comparing Sen. McCarthy sR-Wis» and Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell ot the Democratic National Comniitlei Neither version appeared to please either McCarthy or Mitchell. Nixtm could not be reached immediately by newsmen. He spoke at a ckxsed meeting the GOP National Committee in Cincinnati Wednesday night. A committee source who asked not to be named said he declared in effect there is not much to choose between "the blasts of McCarthy and the drawing room innuendoes of Mitchell.” A Cleveland News dispatch from Cincinnati by staff writer Thomas Vail quoted Nixon as saying: "I can’t see much difference between the bellows Sen. McCarthy and the bleats of Mitchell. In fact, Mitchell is using the McCarthy techniques.” McCarthy conunented; “I’m sure 1 don’t like the comparison any better than Mitchell probably will.” Mitchell told a reporter from his vacation ranch at Taos, N.M.: "You can't figure out from this report whether Nixon and the other Republican leaders finally have decided that McCarthy is a liability to them." Mitchell added that Nixon ‘is an expert on Sen. McCarthy but I don’t think he knows much about me,” and he said; "I thought when you mentiwied Nixon’s name you were going to tell me the Republicans were an nouncing another .Nixon TV-extra-vaganza to claim the Dixon-Yates deal for private exploitation of atomic power was white as snow. "What was the name of Nixon’s dog? ’ Mitchell has been criticizing as "a raw deal” — and Republicans have been stoutly defending — an order by President Eisenhower for the .atomic Energy Commission to contract for electric power with a combine known as Dixon-Yates v Tennessee Valley Authority territory. Nixon’s office referred newsmei who asked about his Cincinnati re marks to James Bassett, publii relations director of the GOP Na tional Committee, who said of Um Cleveland News account; "It is no* an accurate quotatiwi." He declined to make public a transcript ;