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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               CHANCE FOR SHOWERS v EVENING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIX, NO. 82 (AT) "ABILENE" TEXAS; MONDAY EVENING, SEPT. e, 1954-SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS FINAL PRICE DAILY Sc, SUNDAY lOe Deadlock Probable on Plane Incident Map shows Formosa situation. Highway 36 Leads To Soil Day Site By BOB COOKE Reporter-News Farm Editor Tuesday at 9 ajn. the Reporter- News opens its first annual Soil Day program, to be staged on the Sam Beam, Jr., farm, 2.5 miles north of Potosi. The Beam farm may easily be reached from Abilene. Take South Treadaway Boulevard, turn east on Old U.' S. Highway 80 at South llth SL Travel the old route of TJ. S. 80 to the intersection of State High- way 36, just east of the new Mu- nicipal Airport. Turn south on State Highway 36 and travel south for about 4.5 miles. A few yards north of Bay's Service Station, a two- story structure near the intersec- tion of Highway 36 and the paved F-M road to Potosi. turn right. About .half mile south on the Potosi road will be signs indicat- ing where to The Beam farm lies along the Potosi road a short distance fronv'Ray's station. Bright red arrows-along the highway will direct those wishing to attend the full-day program. Most of the cooperating dealers will have their exhibits in place by 9 a.m. Tuesday. No accurate estimate can be made as to possible attendance. The members of the Hamby and Tus- eola home demonstration clubs, who have the food and soft drinks concession for the day, are mak- ing plans to take care of the food requirements of more than 500. Ttnts Available Continued hot weather could re- duce the number of spectators. There will be some shade avail- able under tents which are being supplied by Abilene funeral homes and two of the cemeteries. Sev eral of the implement dealers will have their own tents. There will be some chairs avail- able for those who grow weary of traipsing around the farm and Midway. Plenty of ice water will be pro- vided through courtesy of the Abi- lene Chamber of Commerce. The day's program will begin with an explanation of what the Re- porter-News Soil Day intends to ac- complish. This will be given Wishcamper, managing editor 01 the Reporter-News. Wishcamper will be followed by J. B. Harlan Abilene work unit conservationist of the SCS. cooperating agency who will explain the problems to be attacked during the day and a brief outline of the day's activi ties in conservation demonstra lions and farming methods. Terrace building and lectures on conservation problems will occupy most of the morning. The after- noon program will include terrace maintenance and plowing demon- strations, along with several spe- cial events. Because of dry weather the Beam range land is tender-dry. The Abilene Fire Department will have a fire truck on hand to com- bat any grass fires that may break out. Spectators who plan to attend the program are urged to remember the-extreme fire hai- ards, and be careful with matches and cigarets. SCB Engineer To Give Talk 0. F. Armstrong of Abilene will be the maul speaker at the Abi- ene Reporter-News' first annual Soil Day Tuesday...... This anouncement was made by ;d Wishcamper, Reporter-News managing editor, after news came ate this morning that Paul Walser sf Temple, originally scheduled for the address, had suffered a heart attack Saturday night. Armstrong is field planning en- gineer for the State Soil Conserva- jon Board, covering 83 Soil Con- servation Districts in the western jortion of the state. Armstrong ives at 1941 Sycamore Sta. WASHINGTON prolonged and perhaps fruitless diplomatic exchange between Washington and Moscow seemed likely today to fol- low the shooting down of an Amer- ican patrol plane off Siberia by two Russian jets. The loss of the Navy plane, an- nounced yesterday, occurred Sat- urday at the apparent cost of one life, that of a U.S. Navy ensign. In similar incidents in the past, Moscow has insisted on her own version of the events and has re- fused to entertain American pro- tests or to pay damages. The Russian version of this in- cident was that the American plane opened fire first and that the Soviet craft were forced to return it. Washington rejected that story as "completely without foun- dation." "The V. S. Navy aircraft was on a peaceful patrol mission over the high seas some 40 miles from the Siberian Coast when it was attacked without warning and de- stroyed by two Soviet aircraft." a State Department protest to the Soviets said. "At DO time did the U. S. Navy aircraft open fire on the Soviet aircraft" Attacked by MIGs In Tokyo, the Navy said the at- tacking planes were MIG15 lighten firing 20 mm. cannon. i Nine of the patrol bomber's IS crewmen were rescued after a night in the waters of the Sea of Japan. The remaining one, Ens. Roger Henry Reid of Alameda, Calif., was feared lost. The Navy in Tokyo said there was nothing to indicate he had been shot It was presumed he was trapped in the navigator's compartment when the plane was ditched. Sen. Knowland   de- manded that this government re- taliate by breaking off diplomatic relations with Russia, but Presl dent Eisenhower was represented as believing such a step would not be in the best interests of the coun- try. VMaied 'Air Space' Moscow said the American craft, a two-engine propeller-driven Nep- tune, had violated Russia's "air space" and had opened fire. Wash- ington said the Russian planes opened fire first, and that at least one of them scored hits which set the Neptune's wing afire and forced her down. The State Department located the incident as being about 100 miles east of Vladivostok and_ miles from the Siberian1 'Ojwit' That would be well outside Rus- sian territory. It said the shooting occurred at p.m. local time those responsible to immediate and proper punishment. The UJS. gov- ernment reserves all rights to claim damages for loss of prop- erty and lives and for other cir- cumstances resulting from this ille- gal attack by Soviet-aircraft." Knowland, the Republican leader in the Senate, sent off a telegram to the President's vacation head- quarters at Denver saying: "Just another note from our State Department to the Kremlin hierarchy will not impress these uncivilized rulers nor the Russian people who were the first victims, lion's best interests would not be of Communist tyranny that this new attack upon an American served by breaking diplomatic ties with the Soviets. plane confirms Communist arro- In Tokyo, the Navy saM the nine gance and aggressiveness to a point where the breaking of dip- lomatic relations is justified. "I strongly urge that the Soviet ambassador and his staff be seat home White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty told newsmen he knows of "no change" in the President's view, voiced at a re- cent news conference, that the na- survivors-two of them were in good health despite their night bobbing around on life rafts and that none was injured. The missing man. Ens. Reid, is the husband of Mrs. Patricia Reid of Alameda. Calif., and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Reid of Arlington. Va. The Air Force said the search for Reid was called off Sunday afternoon. Based uo information from sur- vivors, the Nary here gave this account: The Neptune was on routine pa- trol on a course roughly parallel with the Siberian Coast The crew's first hint of trouble came in the form of tracer bullets as the first jet plane made a pass without doing any damage. A sec- ond jet came up tinder the Nep- tune's wings, also firing, and scored hits on the wings. The jets then flew off toward Siberia. A few minutes later, fire was noticed in one of the bomber's wings, and it was forced to ditch, hitting the wzter at about 100 miles an hour. The plane sank almost at once. Survivors of the Neptune, talk- ing to newsmen at Atsugi, Japan, said the two MIGs made three fir- ing passes at them. Cmdr. John Booth Wayne, Alameda, Calif., said his ship was on a routine patrol mission from Atsugi and was not even taking photographs.. He said the plane's machine guns were not charged when the battle started. U.S. to Proceed Now On Atom Energy Red Delay To Block Project POINTING PAINS POINTER Jo, an ef ficient but self-conscious pointer, is em- barrassed by pointing crowds in Dallas after his owner, Mary Ellen Reeves, com- plained about a lack of water. Jo finally broke down and bid his-snout' from mans. DENVER Eisen- hower disclosed dramatically to- day that the United States has "just agreed with a number of other nations to go ahead now" on ah international atomic energy pool [or peaceful purposes. The President made the an- nouncement in a brief nationwide radio-television address prepared for delivery from here in connec- tion with ground-breaking ceremon- ies .for the nation's first atomic power plant for peaceful use at Shippingport, Pa. Eisenhower did not name the nations joining the -United States in creation of the international pool, a proposal he first made in United Nations speech last Dec. 8 But a pnskJential aide at sum- Tier White House told newsmen that "among the nations" partici- pating in the arrangement, already nade to go ahead immediately, are real Britain, Canada, Australia, outh Africa and France. The aide, who asked not to be amed, added that other nations will be joining hi the program. He did not name them. Eisenhower's Dec. t proposal was keyed to Soviet Union par- icipatkm in the international atom- c pool he advocated as a first step award halting an atomic arma- ments race between Russia and the United States. After months of private negotia- ions between the two countries, lussia refused to go the door at least per cent, Sec-. retary of State Dulles said. Fatality Count Reaches 243 .By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The number of deaths on the nation's highways mounted slowly as the last day of the three day Labor Day holiday started. But a Sunday night upswing in fatalities caused the National Safe- ty Council to say, "our prediction of 390 dead will be awfully, awfully close. With more than 60 hours of the 78 hour holiday weekend passed the death toll was: Traffic 243, drowning 49, miscellaneous acci- dents 46-total 338. Ned H. Dearborn, President of the National Safety Council, took little comfort from a comparison with an average of fatalities every 34 hours this year up Aug. 1 in highway accidents, or with a test period's figures. early Saturday morn- ing by Washington time. The incident was announced first by Asst. Secretary of Defense Fred A. Seaton. Bohten Moscow quickly got on. the offi- cial record, summoning Ambassa- dor Charles E. Bohlen to the Krem- lin to hand him a note which de- dared that the U.S. had opened fire when two Russian craft approached with the aim of "proposing that it should leave im- mediately the air space of the So- viet. Union." The note said the Rus- sian craft "were forced to open fire in return." Washington promptly fired back a rejection and a note of its own. U.S. government protests this wanton and unprovoked at- tack on a U.S. Navy aircraft en- gaged on a peaceful mission over the high one note said. "The U.S. government requests that measures be taken to subject Stolen Car Recovered; voulhHeld A 1949 Chevrolet convertible, olen here Friday night from jigar Dodson, has been recov- red in Carlsbad, N. M., Abilene olice anonunced Monday. They said a 15-year-old Okla- oma boy, arrested at Albuquer- ue, N. M., has admitted stealing Xxlson's car. He also told officers ie stole two other autos. The suspect will be placed in ustody of federal authorities, as e transported a stolen car across ate lines. Dodson's car was stolen from a parking space at Truck Terminal ;afe between 7 p. m. and mid- night last Friday night New Mexico state police, spending to a description radioed j DOLLAR DAY SET TUESDAY It's Dollar Day in Abilene tomorrow. Ordinarily Abilene's Dollar Day falls on the first Monday of the month. Today being Labor Day, most of the city's stores were closed, and merchants planned the Dollar Day observance Tuesday. Gored by Bull, Big Spring Girl Reported Holding Own C1UDAD ACUNA, Mcx. W Patricia McCormick, a Texas girl who quit college to fight bulls, was impaled on the horns of a charg- ing black bull yester- day when she turned her back on him to accept cheers for her brav- ery. The plucky, M-year-oW blonde Jay in serious condition today in a hospital at Del Rio, Tex., across the Rio from here, had deep puncture In grota and had received surgery and Mood trwsfustoni. Oorton laid only wai "hoMIng her own." Pat was gortd fighting the sec- ond butt of the afternoon Sb. killed th. first with such jkll wai awirded IU ears and UU.llw manager, Joe Blair, called the first fight of her "fc she lott of i her second Blair said. He gave this account: The second bull trotted into the dusty arena. It was a big one, 4 years old. Pat began playing him daringly. "In her cape she was pull- ing the bull In awfully Blair said. "Then she 'fixed' him." They call it "fix" When Ihe bull, after being fought for some time, makes a pass, wheels around, stops and at bullfighter. bull usually stands there a while, ft, cwtomuy this point for the matador to turn his back on the boil, strut and take tUMM Patricia turned her back to thi cheering crowd But thla bull charged, horns low She heard him coming and started to tun and deflect him with her ml cape. bun thunsjvred M, caught her from behind and lifted her high in the air. She was stuck and couldn't move. She was saved by the retired matador who taught her bullfight Alejandro Del Hierro. While the crowd of some screamed M jumped into the ring without the aid of a cape and pulled her off the horns. A derstudy Man ola Marques, also rushed in ai drew the bull's attention with cape. Maro.ua killed the bull. The Big Spring Jirl has been gored twice before. She killed both bulb that did it Her courage has won her claim from aficionados up i down Rio Grande since ktlM, first bull at Juarn, Sept. IHl. Later, quit Texas Western College El Pato, when was M art major, to fcvoto tor Delay in Rescue of Crashed Airliner Probed by Boards SHANNON AIRPORT, Ireland Dutch and Irish govern- ments launched an investigation to- day into rescuers' delay hi reach- ing the KLM Royal Dutch airliner which plunged into the River Shan- non yesterday. The disaster claimed 28 of them Amer- ican. Of the 28 persons who survived the crash of the New-York-bound Super Constellation, 15 'were Americans. It was the second crash of a KLM airliner in U days. A New York-to-Amsterdam Sky-mas- ter went down in the North Sea Aug. 23. All 21 aboard, including 12 Americans, were killed. Survivors of the Shannon crash told of waiting anxiously more than three hours, despite the fact that the big plane came down only two miles .from the airport in the early morning darkness. KLM representatives and Shan- non Airport officials, pieced to- gether this timetable in starting their inquiry: AT THROCKMORTON from Abilene police, found the utomobile about 4 p.m. Satur- ay in Carlsbad. Late Saturday night, the 15-year- Id suspect was arrested in Albu- uerque, in another car he had iolen at Carlsbad. The youth told New Mexico in- estigators that he swiped a 1950 'ord club coupe Thursday night at Grapevine, Tex. He said he left that car at the Truck Terminal Jafe, at the time he stole the Dod- son vehicle. Abilene police found the stolen Srapevine car near the cafe. Dog Then Master Die on Highway Victim of Fire At East land Rig n Good Condition Bert E. Black, M, oil field work- er injured Sunday near EasUand, was in "good" general condition at Hendrick Memorial Hospital Monday, his doctor said. Black suffered second and pos- sible third degree burns to his arms and hands in an explosion Sunday afternoon. His face .and xXh legs received "superficial" turns, the doctor said. He said be would be unable to ton how serious burns to the arms were until applied EasUand are removed. Black, who lives MM Vic- toria St., was washing down rig. apparently with tome inflammable liquid, when the explosion occur- red, doctor said. was working on a locaiion U miles east of Eastlani for E. L. Henderson Drilling Co. No- body there couM be contacted lor information. doctor said a spark from of was appartnt MW.I Of THROCKMORTON, Sept 6 (RNS) Death ofa pet dog under the wheels of an auto Sunday night led an aged Throckmorton farmer to his death in the path of another car. Harley Swagerty, 7X was struck and killed instantly about a mile west of Throckmorton on State Highway J4. He had run out into the highway to see to his dog, which had just been struck by another auto. Bud Spencer of Fort Worth was driver of the car which struck Swagerty. Justice of the Peace Seorge Blackshire ruled accidental death. Highway patrolmen and Sheriff Garland Shaw investigat- ed. The accident happened at 7 p.m., just at dusk. Swagerty had taut down to the highway with his dogs to see about t stalled pick up belonging to Bobby Rankta of Throckmorton. According to Rankin's account, of the dap rail iota the high- way and was run over. Swagerty, who was hard earing, immediately irent out into road to see about his dog and was struck. He lived alone at his bouse about mile west of Throckmorton. His our dogs were his only com- panions. Swagerty had been a fanner and rancher most of his life, but ately had been doing odd jobs iround the county. He is survived by two brothers, Harold Swagerty of Matagordas and David Swagerty of Odessa; and a sister, a Mrs. Cox of Borger. Funeral win be held Monday at p.m. in the Throckmorton Pres- byterian Church. The Ret. David 'arsons of Rule will officiate. Bur- ial will be in Throckmorton Cemetery under direction of Met- riman Funeral Home. Possible In Abiltnt Arao Some widely scattered showers may fall around the Abilene area this Labor Day. weatherman Mid the were stun, but it was possible. The weatherman fot a good long look Monday at one of his weather balloons. A "good bit- loon" was credited with going up to feet before It bunt In thin air. weatherman watched it tor an hour and a half before ft Officials watch balloons' tc direction of winds UM wMthw (station. of plane took rom after a rpu- ne stop en route from Amster dam. a.m plane crashed in- tte rirer near its mouth, within sight of the airport's lights. mud covers avigator staggered into the KLM operational office at Shannon Air port to report the crash. airport fire bri ade reported ..receiving an alarm rom the operational tower. 7 first rescue launch reached the sinking plane. Richard O'Sullivan. chief an- inspector lor the Irish gov ernment, and C.A.F.- Falkenhagen representing the Dutch government are directing the inquiry. Seven of the plane's 10 Dutch crew mem- including the pilot, 48-year oM Capt Adraan Viruly, escaped. 8 The bodies of 25 persons trapped aside the plane were recoverec lut two bodies are still missing a American woman, Mrs. Cam- ne Plan, of The Bronx ork, died of injuries in the DOS pital after being-rescued. Gen. A. I. Ater, KLM president, old reporters the plane was carry Ing pounds under its man mum load and that it had made takeoff from Shannon. "The captain tells me the for- ward speed of the plane at the tune of the accident wss MS nau- tical he said. "About two later and flying what the r thought was a normal climb and without noting any unusua disturbances, the plane, on throttle for four engines, struck water. Tffi WEATHER Nations, Eisenhower said an im- portant responsibility of the inter- national atomic energy agency which he be to devise methods whereby this fis- sionable material wsnW -be allo- cated to serve the peaceful pur- suits of mankind." He added: "Experts would be mobilized to apply atomic energy to the needs of agriculture, medicine, and other icaceful activities. "A special purpose would be to >rovide abundent electrical energy n the power-starved areas of the world." In his speech today, the Presi- dent said: 'Our proposals for peaceful use of the atom have so far been cyn- ically blocked in'the councils.of the world, but we shall proceed onward.. We shall proceed under' safeguards set forth in our share atomic technology with others of good will. "We have just agreed with a number of other nations to go ahead now with the formation of an international agency which will foster the growth and spread of the sew atomic technology for peaceful use." As he proposed in his United Nations speech, Eisenhower said atomic materials fissionable items and raw proj- ects sponsored by the new inter-. national agency will be set aside for peaceful uses. The preliminary steps set .forth by the President in his speech were made possible under the new Atomic Energy Law which be signed last Monday, the summer White House said. It authorized the exchange with U.S. of certain atomic information. Under that same new law, the new international agency which Eisenhower said is being formed must be approved by Congress be- fore it can become fully operative. The negotiations which already have been carried on are permitted without congressional approval. CLASSES OPEN TUESDAY Drivers Urged to WalchOut For School Kids on Streets Supt, A. E. Wells Monday is- sued a pica to motorists to safe- guard lives of pupils, wafting back to dams Tueonay. Students throughout public school system will return to class at Tuesday after their (unmet Tncation. Wells called attention to cross- walks recently painted in the vicinity of schools add other safety drrim to wan drtan of school P-TA and city gown- ntsflts are cooperating to more signs and to protect the pupil EaraltaMOt figure for UH M KhMl MMta k registered last spring for the jun- ior high schools and high acted have moved away. Numer- ous other will wait until the first day of .classes to register, although they were supposed to have already registered. As of Monday morning, the reg- istration in elementery schools to- taled High School, North Junior High, South Junior High, and Wood- High, SU. thit's a total of X pointed ouMt to ate. U down't UM than pupUs who taw mowd last spring or wto wfl tar WeCt hoped   

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