Abilene Reporter News, September 7, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 07, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1954, Abilene, Texas SCATTERED SHOWERS EVENING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIX, NO. 83 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPT. 7, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS FINAL PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY Ue Flanders Seeking Spy Act Charges SOIL Justice of the Abilene Christian College farm staff demonstrates some of the procedures used in soil testing to part of the crowd at the Sam Beam First Soil Day Draws Crowd The first annual Abilene Report-, business men were turning into farm southeast of Abilene on the first annual Reporter- News Soil Day demonstration. (Staff photo) er-N7ews Soil Day was going strong by noon Tuesday at the Sam Beam farm 2.5 miles north- of Potosi community. James Dominy, of the Abilene Soil Conservation Sen-ice, esti- mate that at least 700 persons were there for the morning ses- sions. As noontime neared. other automobiles carrying farmers and Door to Atom Pool Lett A jar For Red Entry WASHINGTON President Eisenhower held the door open to- day for Soviet cooperation in a new .Allied undertaking to spread peaceful benefits of atomic energy to many lands. A diplomatic authority said Rus- sia's behavior toward the United States and particularly the Krem- lin's rejection of a previous Eisen- hower proposal that it join in an international atomic pool appeared to rule out any move to join the latest project. Nevertheless, the decision an- nounced by the President yester- day to go ahead without Russia on an international atomic agency plan would appear to put the Soviet somewhat on the spot since they they have so far indicated no in- terest in sharing their own atomic energy know-how and resources with anybody else. What Eisenhower disclosed was the United States government has agreed with other nations to set up an agency to "foster the growth and spread of new atomic technology for peaceful use." The President did not name the coun- tries, but an aide at the Summer White House in Denver said they are Britain. France, Canada, South Africa and Australia. the farm, just off the Potosi road and west of Texas Highway 36. Dorniny said it was one of the most representative crowds of ag- icultural folks he had seen at any event held in the area. He reported attendance from Asper- mont, Abilene, Sweetwater, Lawn, and other areas around Taylor County. In the morning, work began on building terraces, aad the demon- strations were repeated every half hour on other phases- of agricut tural operation and conservation. 0. F.; Armstrong, field planning engineer for the State Soil Conser- vation Board, began his speech at 1 p.m. which opened the formal part of the program. Afternoon demonstrations scheduled on stubble mulching and other conservation practices. Host popular attraction was the midway, "where the Chamber of Commerce operated free ice wa- ter stands, and the women of Ham- by and Tuscola home demonstra- tion clubs served cold drinks and sandwiches. U. S. Freeway 80 Land Suits Condemnation suits against 11 owners of property along U. S. Highway 80 west of Abilene were filed in Taylor County Court Tues- day morning. County Judge Reed Ingalsbe filed the suits and named a jury of view to investigate and set val- ues on the property involved. Members of the jury of yiew are Harry Dobbyn, E. T, Compere, and Roy Skaggs. "We feel fortunate in being able to obtain men of this caliber to perform this Ingalsbe said. All three men are residents of Abilene in Precinct 1 of the coun- ty. Ingalsbe said that all from Precinct 1 because of the wide difference in property values hi the four precincts of the county. The condemnation suits are for the purpose of obtaining land need- ed to make U. S. 80 a 4-lane ex- pressway. The county is asking for a 45-foot strip of land along the south side of the present U. S. 80 right-of-way. Property owners named in the condemnation suits and the amounts of land the county is seek- ing from each are S. J. Winter 22.666 acres for both U. S. 80 and the access road to Abilene Air Force Base; A. B. Youngblood, 2.62? acres on the proposed Air Base road; Foremost Dairies, .42 acres: Abilene Aviation Co., 2.636 acres; Jack Hughes, .163 acre: H. J. Nash, .529 acre; Leans Wheat, .153 acre; R..A. Erickson, et al, .847 acre; L. K. Douglas and C. W. Rogers, .431 acre; Texas Trad- ing Co., .216 acre; and Texas Wrecking. (Raymond Jones and Jack C. .497 acre. Ingakbe said the condemnation suits became necessary because the property owners were asking prices for their land in excess of what the county is :willing to pay. He said the owners have been set- ting their prices at J2.500 and more per acre. McCarthy Broke Low, Solon Soys WASHINGTON Flanders who initi- ated the censure move against Sen. McCarthy, has filed new charges accusing McCarthy of covering up forgery and violating the Espionage Act. The special Senate committee weighing the censure charges disclosed this today during a recess of its public learings. The group went into a closed session to consider whether certain unnamed witnesses should be called to tes- afy. The public hearing had wound up on a protest from McCarthy's lawyer that the committee's own counsel had filed a "vigorously partisan" brief on the 'legal issues in the case. Flanders, it was disclosed, wrote a letter dated Sept. 2 to chairman Watkins concerning McCarthy's at- tempted use in the Army hearings of a summary of confi- dential FBI information about subversive risks at the Army's Ft. Monmouth, N.J. radar Laboratory. Flanders said it was his conclusion that either the person who obtained the document falsified it or Mc- Carthy himself was responsible for falsifying it. The Vermont senator said McCarthy "was so heedless of the security of this document that, accordino to his tes- CHILDREN'S CLINIC BENEFITS Football Fans Get Preview Of Abilene Teams Tonight Abilene football teams will take to the field Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in a big Pigskin Parade to preview the coming season. Teams from Abilene High School, Abilene Christian College, Hardin Simmons University, and McMurry College will take the field for 15-minute intrasquad scrimmages. They will play their quarters, in game uniforms under game condi- tions. Money from the Pigskin Parade will go to paying operation costs and therapists' salaries at the Tay- lor County Society for Crippled BEST IN 6 YEARS Deaths Under Forecast Children's Treatment Center. The Abilene Kiwanis Club is spon- soring the football forecast. Tickets are available at 50 cents apiece from individual Kiwanians or may be purchased at the ticket office, Jim Neely, ticket sales chairman, said. Postmaster Clyde Grant Fire Chief D. C. Musick are lead-j ers of the two competing divisions of ticket salesmen, Neely said. Grant Irads the black teams and Musick the gold. Dr. Grady Jolly is general chair- man of the project, and Jim Jen- nings is program chairman. 4.206 Tickets Sold So. far. the teams have sold 4.200 tickets, Neely said. Kadio Station KWKC's Pigskin Parade Preview Thursday night sold an additional Smith said. Neely predicted that Tuesday's sales would be heavy and might reach 6.000. In addition, he ex- pected a good many tickets to be sold at the box office. "It goes for an excellent Bank Robbers Get 20 Years OKLAHOMA CITY confessed bank robbers were hand- ed 20-year prison sentences today for the holdup of the Farm- ers National Bank at Erick, July 29. Their court appointed attorney asked U.S. District Judge Edgar S. Vaught for leniency on James Darrell Holland, 23, Erick: James Earl Spangler, 22, Tulsa; and Bobby Joe Rine. 24, Borger, Tex. The trio faced maximum sen- tences of 25 years in prison and fines of each on then: pleas of guilty. The Erick young men entered the bank just before closing time and ordered nine bank offi- cials and customers to "line up and face the wall." One left and waited in an automobile outside I while the other two scooped money and from the vault and teller's cage. The bandits then ordered everyone to lie on the floor and "stay there five while they escaped in a stolen car. later recovered. Holland and Spangler were ar- rested by FBI agents in California early in August and officers re- covered about S6.000 of the loot Kine surrendered to Borger police and turned over of the stolen money. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The natioii's accidental death toll over the Labor Day weekend mounted to more than 500 today but traffic fatalities were below the predicted 3M and the lowest in six years. The latest figures show 347 per- sons lost their lives in motor mis- haps during the period from b p.m. Friday to last midnight. H was Day holiday 1948. when 293 were killed in traffic accidents. The traffic loll compared with 405 killed on the highways last I.abor Day, 432' in 1952 and the Labor Day record of 461 in 1951. President Eisenhower's appeal to motoruta to "fool the experts" by careful driving was attributed by safety officials n partially respon- sible lor hoMiruj down the truffle dtatht below estimate hy the National Safety Council. council's prcholiday o( MO traffic deaths was a "grim forecast" hy the President in appealing for careful In addition to the traffic deaths, 90 persons lost their lives by drowning and 79 others were killed in miscellaneous accidents. The total of 516 compared with 574 last year and the record over-all Labor Day toll of 658 in 1951. An Associated Press survey over a nonholidny period of 78.hours, from 6 p.m. Friday. Aug. 20, to midnight, Aug. 23. showed 346 pcr- sons killed in traffic accidents, 43 drowned and 104 killed in various types of accidents. The total was 493. Several slates took extra precau- tions to hold down the traffic death toll over the long weekend. Nation- al Guardsmen were on highway pn- Neely said. All money be used strictly for operating ex- penses at the center, not for the >uilding fund. The teams will each play one quarter. The AHS band will entertain fans during halftime. All tickets, adults and children alike, are 50 cents. trol duty in some states. In Mary- land, where nil state police on highway patrol, the two traffic fatalities compared with II last Ubor Day weekend. The wont Jingle accident oc- curred near Tlpton, lad., tt mites south of Indianapolis, when two cars collided head on, killing six from the game will Second Prixe Was Worth Argument WEST HARTFORD, Conn Jeffrey 8, had to argue with officials to be allowed to enter tlie West Hartford pet parade but yesterday he walked away with second prize. His entry: A can of angle wonns. Creator of Famous Comic Strip Dies NEW YORK tfi-Bud Fisher, creator of the famous Mutt and Jeff comic strip, died in Roosevelt Hospital today of cancer. Fisher started his famous comic strip for the San Francisco Chron- icle in 1J07. His talents caught the eye of William Randolph Hearst, who signed him to a contract the next year. Fisher was bom Hurry Conway V" Fisher In Chicago. April i. IMS. timohy, be could not remem- ber how many of his staff he had shown it." Covers Secret Daia Chadwick's brief covered, among other things, various laws and regulations dealing with the hand- ling and use of classified' informa- tion, and cited the federal mis- prison law. This makes it a felony for a person having knowledge of a felony to fail to report it to proper authorities. This bears on the accusation-that McCarthy received and made use of confidential government infor- mation unlawfully obtained by others. During McCarthy-Army hear- ings, McCarthy said he obtained a summary ot an FBI memoran- dum from a young Army intelli- gence officer. He refused to identi- fy the officer, saying he must pro- tect persons who give him infor- mation about communism anc wrongdoing within the government. Was VfoUtwa Army officials said at the time that any Army officer who gave the information to McCarthy had vio- lated the law. Since then, the Ar- my has announced that its own investigation has convinced it that no Army officer or civilian em- ployee did in fact give the infor- mation to the senator. Chadwick's brief also took issue with a contention by Williams that the committee should throw out a charge that McCarthy was con- temptuous of a Senate elections subcommittee which investigated the senator in 1951 and 1952. Williams argued when these hearings began that the present Senate's jurisdiction did not go back beyond the convening of the present Congress early in 1953. Disagreeing, Chadwick said the Senate is a continuing body since only Line-third of its members are elected each two years. Snbpof.nl Role Chadwick did not rule on whe- ther the Senate subcommittee which investigated McCarthy's conduct in 1951-52 bad power to subpoena him. But, Chadwick said the subcommittee had the power to reguest McCarthy to, appear b> means other than a subpoena. A general charge against Mc- Carthy of contemptuous conduct hinges largely around his failure to appear before the Henoings Hayden-Hendrickson committee to testify as to his own activities des pite numerous committee invita-j tions. Second Air Base Project Near Finish Inspection of the electrical dis tribution system at the Abilene Air Force Base wilLbe Wednes day to we. Engb project CaL Jack Brown, Eighth Air Force liaison officer, said the in- spection would be made by Lee R, WUsoo, area engineer with tb Corps of Engineers. The contract to build the electr eal distribution system was let t VICTIM AWAITS Kuboyama, 39, sprink- led with radioactive dust from the March 1 H-bomb ex- plosion, is comforted by his wife Suzu daughter Hiyako (left) and mother at a Tokyo hospital, has been in a coma several days. Miss America Test Marred by Rhubarb ATLANTIC CITY, NJ. From I blue-eyed blonde- the North, East, South and West, "You are not Miss Connecticut." the pick of the nation's beauty f Violet flashed w L Guthrie Electric Co. of Stoveport crop gathered here today La., for Superintendent for the air base electrical project was C. 0. Burks. All work was done by members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical workers in Abilene. Bur Week At AFB In announcing the completion of the electrical system, Col. Brown also pointed out Tuesday that this will be a full week for Abilene Air Base projects. Col. Brown will leave Wednes- day to be in Fort Worth Thurs- day for the opening at 2 p.m. for bids on square yards of additional aprons. Also on Thursday Col. Hal Mc- Cord of Washington, D. C., and his staff are expected to arrive in Abilene '.o negotiate with civic and business leaders on details of fam- ily rental housing for air base personnel. Col. Brown said he also expects a Washington representative to be in Abilene Friday to discuss with city commissioners the contract to supply the base with water and sewage lines from the base to the city facilities. Completion of the electrical dis- tribution system will be the second air base project to be finished. The first was four M.OOO-barrel tanks for .aviation gas -and jet fuel. It was completed last month by Gerald Mora Construction Co. of Houston. Contract price was primped as they made ready to battle it out for the "Miss Ameri- ca 1955" crown; Also on barred from the a former WAC from Middletown, who caused quite a stir yesterday by picketing the pageant because she felt 'the officials had done her wrong. While the 50 "legal" contestants were registering, Violet Fuchs, 24, barged in, announced that.she was Miss Connecticut and even ob- tained the white silk -badge bear- ing the title- But the officials soon learned of their mistake and rushed over to Violet while she was posing for photographers. Miss Lenora Slaughter, the pa- geant's executive director, de- manded the badgs and told the Billionth Animal Arrives at Chicago CHICAGO (JMtae dollar a pound was paid today for the one-billionth animal to arrive at Chicago's Union Stock Yards "since it opened on Christmas Day, 1865. It was an 1.180-pound Hereford steer, owned by Bert Fevold, of Humboldt, Iowa. He was to receive a check today for from Wil liarn Wood Prince, president of the Union Stock Yards. The current market price is about 27 cents a pound. she insisted. "I won the Miss America Pageant contest legally." She refused to relinquish the badge, and Miss Slaughter shrugged and said she could keep it, Violet stormed out of the pageant headquarters and said she "was so mad I couldn't'cry." At least not until she got out- side, when tears flowed freely as photographers snapped away. She promised she would picket the headquarters. She did in a' hired rolling chair, on which hung antipageant signs. One read: "Miss America Pageant uufair to the only legal Miss Connecti- After three hours in the sun. Violet keeled over in a faint. She: was revived by police, who sent her to her hotel in a cab. And who was fte last of the 30 contestants to "register? Dorothy Anne Hopkins, 18-year-old coed from Storrs, Conn., and the beauty who is offidally-recognized as the Miss America entry from" the Nut-' meg State. Dorothy Anne won the'contest, put on by the Connecticut Junior; Chamber of Commerce, which the; pageant says is the only organiia-' tion authorized to select Miss Con- necticut. Violet won a r-val contest, staged: by Alfred Patrkeffi, a New Haven; bathing beauty promoter. He named Violet as the Connecticut representative in the pageant THE WEATHER BCTAIITSIEST OF WKATHER ll'KCAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Scattmd siwwrs. with no Important temperature rtianges till" afternoon. tunUM. Una Wtd- nesdw. High temptmture this nfteniopn, 93 drfctts: tor lonlsM 73 Wednesday 95 NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS to partly cloudy this afternoon, tontgtrt Ud A few Isolated afternoon and evrnlni: WEST 1o partly cloudy. Widelv scattered In west, KAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TKXAS- ith sltwers. PirUy cloudy P. M. TOES. A. M. n 77 75 Hltll toxin nitrd 7J 9UI. hMnUMv 4Hk Girl Bullfighter Is Still'Critical' C1UDAD ACUNA, Mexico Patricia McCormfck, H. of Big Spring, Tex., remained in critical condition today in hospital at Del Rio. Tex., across the Rio Grande, from the goring she re- ceived here Sunday. She might have been killed in- stantly but' for Alejandro del Hierro of Juarei; an ex-matador woo trained Pat to fight bulls. Del Hierro jumped into the ring, ran to the bull and pulled the girl from the horns after it charged and lifted her into the air. An understudy matador drew the bull's attention with a ope and killed it. Dei Hterro yesterday in halting EnflMi ft. did not think about not .having a or danger to himatU he rutted In. He said he "had BO time {or PWs Decided to Play Along With Reds, Batchelor Says SAN ANTONIO W-Cpl. Claude Batcbelor said that in his early days as a prisoner of war in Korea it and others "figured K was the best thing to play along with" their captors. Batchelor said he was appointed a squad leader in his prison camp and eventually toM some of the Chinese be didn't believe in their propaganda and he had no busi- ness trying to teach others. The statements were in Batche- lor's account of his capture and imprisonment in Kofta. Reading of the itocument, which hat and words, began in open court ten today in tht court-martial Batchelor on charm raUaboraUnf witS the cotmy wd Worming on fellow prlaanti whik he was a BMcMw't Wai began at Fort Sam Ttitg started the second week, following a Labor Day recess. la the courtroom for the first time were the corporal's father, 0. L. Batchelor, Kerrait, Tex., and Ms ll-ycaroU brother; Kenneth. His mother has been here since the trial started: In his narrative account, Batche- lor said he was. a member of a group ot 15 American soldiers who, about Nov. 1, 1950, were cut off from their company, in Korea, wandered around about four days and then were captured by the enemy. He said they all thought they might be shot, but instead a Chinese officer shook their bands and gave the.- They ware marched a couple of days to their priion camp, he Mrid, and lectures which they ware re- quired to attend began imimdiaU- He laid they wen toM that the ComrausliU didn't hUmt UMM IK starting the war and that they had: been duped by Wall Street. Batcbelor said he didn't know why he was .appointed a nvwito- for his squad because he had re- ceived only 10 years of education and was a musician (he played trumpet in his high school He said his duty was to ft to lectures and take notes aad then go back to his squad and fo the notes with the other men. 'We figured it was the best thing to play along with he said. In his aaid the Chinese were bettw dtacMM than the North Kareaaa. that tht Chinese "nerer aktrMfcd W to any Vv In the kt laid, Uwy were short oa M toas wd teU tkat at for the WM at- ;