Abilene Reporter News, September 16, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 16, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED WARM fit Mm Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS it VOL. LXXIV, NO. 92 Attodated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPT. 16, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC Dulles Seeking 'Equal Position for Germany HEEDS MOTHER'S PLEA Accidentally Freed Convict Surrenders FOUR CORNERS OF U.S. JOIN HANDS Among the newcomers registering this week at Abilene' Christian College are four students from the geographical "corners" of the United States. Joining hands in thi s picture are, front row, left to right, Carol- ine McGuire, Porterville, Calif., and Marian Crowson, Gainesville, Fla.; back row, Clio Eldred, Bellingham, Wash., and Bob Thomas, Bangor, Me. PEAK AT ACC FORT WORTH Bou- chillon walked quietly into the county jail this morning and gave himself up. Sentenced to serve the rest of his life in the Texas penitentiary, he was freed from prison 12 days ago by a mixup in records there. Police throughout the nation were being alerted for the 26-year- old Fort Worth hoodlum, convicted here last year as a habitual crim- inal. He was described as dangerous and reportedly had threatened he was out for revenge on a deputy sheriff and an assistant district at- torney here who helped send him to prison. Enrollments Housewife's Shots At s colleges Rout Man Prowler Rise to Abilene's three colleges counted noses Thursday and found that so far 3.384 students have enrolled for the fall semester. Abilene Christian College was expecting a record enrollment of IjTOO students. Hardin Simmons University and McMurry College were running near their 1953 to- tals. By noon Thursday, ACC had registered' pupils since Tues- day. In 1953. the college had en- rolled students in three days of registration. Final resistration count last year at ACC hit Registrar Ken Rasco expressed confidence that the expected 1.700 figure will be reached from last- minute registrants. ACC's all-time high was in 1943. when pupils pushed into the campus. Officials expect the 1954 fresh- man class to be the second larg- est in history. Largest was in 1946, when 734 "fish" went to ACC. The freshman class now has 650 members. H-SU Still Registering Hardin-Simmons University had issued 1.183 booklets by 10 a. m. Thursday. The school has no ex- act count yet on registration, but students must have a booklet be- fore they can enroll. The college still had an after- noon of registration to go. Total registration for the_ Cow- boys in 1953 was students. This included those enrolled in evening and Saturday classes, which have not registered yet this fall. Prowlers who like to remain As the man was making his get- healthy would better stay away from 1773 Walnut St. That warning was Bounded hursday morning by Mrs. June -lutchins, 21, who Hves there. She took three shots Wedsesday light with a .22 automatic pistol t a young male prowler. He got way. Mrs. Hutchins says she nar- owly misseS him, as he departed n all fours. 'I'm not afraid of or prow- Mrs. Hutchins told Reporter-News. "Prowlers A. B. Lee. registrar, estimatet that tliis year's student body wil number about the same as in 1953 McMurry College had 555 stu dents Thursday morning, and ex peeled between 40 to 50 graduate students to register Saturdaj morning. Jerome Vannoy, registrar, sail that late arrivals were still com ing to McMurry. In 1953, McMurry had a total o 533 students, including 52 student in the graduate school- No count is available yet or the freshman class, but Vanno. expected it to be larger than las year's 230. McMurry opened its fall classc Monday. H-SU was slated to be- gin work Friday at 8 a.m. ACC Session Opens ACC launched its 49th session Thursday 'morning when Ruel Lemmons of Clcburne addressed the students in Sewell Auditorium. Lemmons is a 1935 ACC gradu- ate and is the minister of the Cle- biirne Central Church ot Christ. He told the students thai learn- ing to think individually and ere- See COLLEGES, Vg. S-A, Ccl. J away, Mrs. Hutchins shot at him three times. She was disappointed that she missed her target, but says she must have shot mighty dose to him. The had setter stay away from me." Mrs. Hutchins' husband. Bob Hutchins, 21, works at night. He is employed by Morgan Express. She herself is a telephone opera- or, and got home from work about p.m. Wednesday. She and ler son were alone at the residence, when the prow- er appeared. 'I was in the bathroom setting my hair the first time I heard Mrs. Hutchins said. "I could ell someone was at my back bed- room window. That was about midnight." She went to the back bedroom vindovv. but the intruder ducked out of sight. She didn't get a look at him that time. But she carried her pistol with her to the front bedroom. There she got the baby to sleep. About a.m. she heard the prowler again. Returning to the back bedroom window, she saw the man clearly outside, in the bright moonlight. She walked within four feet of im. The man had a piece of clothes line wire and was trying to un- latch a window screen. 'I told him I was going to kill Mrs. Hutchins said. "He ducked down and went crawling WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES AMERICA LOSING U. S. Representative Bob Poage says we're losing the propaganda war. Page 2-A. QUEEN CUMAX Crowning of a queen tonight will'climax" the celebration of Mexican In- dependence Day. Page 13-A. BETTER LOOKS The bond issues can help better the looks of the ToyJcr County Court- house. Page 16-A. OXYGEN FOR prize bul! gets the oxygen tent. Page 14-B. When she realized the. prowler had got out range of her fire, Mrs. Hutchins telephoned the po- lice. Footprints Found She said footprints showed the prowler had walked back and forth between her back bedroom window and the front bedroom window. Mrs. Hutchins was able to give a description of the prowler. He was a white man, in his early 20's. He was about five feet eight inches' tall, and his weight was about 145. He had brown hair and even facial features. Police checked the area in search of the prowler, but didn'l find him. The Hutchins incident was the second prowling report police go Wednesday night. At p.m. Don Lassiter, 1142 Orange St., re- ported a man prowling in his chicken pen.. The intruder was gone on arrival of officers. WISH FULFILLED Mental Patient Dies In Storm of Bullets LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (S-Shout- ing "come and get me; I want to die." a crazed carpenter pushed a woman hostage at gun point onto her front porch then stepped through the door to his death in a hail of bullets from an off-duty- policeman's gun. J. H. Long, 42, an escapee from the Arkansas State Mental Hos- pital yesterday held Mrs. A. D. Lynn captive in her home while he deliberated his next move and repeatedly shouted to police: Ballot Infighting Already Underway By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The presiding officers of the Re- publican 83rd Congress pressed the starter button for .the GOP's na- tional campaign last night, strik- ng a theme aimed at making 'resident Eisenhower a major is- iie in the November balloting. Vice President Richard M. Nixon nd House Speaker Joseph W. tartin Jr. hit identical notes as hey bege, separate cross-country :ampaign tours: Eisenhower needs Republican Congress to com- Heavyweight Fight Postponed Again NEW YORK Ml -The Rocky Marciano-EKard Churles heavy title fight today was post poiwd until tomorrow night be cause ot ruin. Originally scheduled tor las night, the return bout was post uoned yesterday because of rain another postponement is nee bout would n- for Saturdw publican Congress would be like asking Ben Hogan to break par with one hand." Senate races in Ohio and New Jersey are viewed as very close. Stevenson pictured Eisenhower as delivering "little sermonettes" while Republican "hatchet men... conduct the smear attacks on the flanks." The former Illinois governor said the election Monday of Maine's firsl Democratic governor in 20 years confirms that "our people ilcle the legislalive job he under-; are tired of this unending diet of last vear. equal portions of niceness, non ook last year. Democrat Adlai Stevenson, Eis- enhower's. 1952 opponent, spoke at n party dinner in Cincinnati and irgcd with equal firmness that the Democrats be given control of the next Congress. Nixon, who has said the Repub- licans must "run told the GOP state convention at Co- lumbus, Ohio: "If you were for Etoenhowtr hi ittl you havt M choice but to vote for Republican candidates for the HOUM and Senate In 1KM." Martin, addnulni a GOP din- ner at New BruMwlck, N.J., said "to expect Praddent to com- plete hit program without a equal portions sense and" nastincss." Nixon also alluded to the Maine oting. He said, "one of our ma ior dangers is disunity in Ihe Rc- mhlican organization. Tlie Maine >rgamzation was fighting amongst hemselves." Intra-GOP difficulties drew .no- tice from Stevenson also: "As somcono has said, the Re- publican party is not a party, if. a brawl, and that is an awkward instrument of government. The ug llest of our exhibitionism and the bitterest criticism of public pollc in'the last two years has com Mt from Democrats but from You'll have to come get me, vant to die. I don't want to go ack to that lie-place." Mrs. Lynn said, "I felt sorry for im and tried to talk him into iving up his gun. I told him tha better than death, but he listen." Long was on his. way from his to the barber shop when he olted the line and escaped. During is shortlived freedom he terror ized persons in West Little Rock y brandishing a .22 caliber rifle Entering the home of Mrs. Effii lallihan, he said: "I won't hurt you, I just can' o back to that lie-place." He left after Mrs. Callihsn gave im a bottle of water. Long found Mrs. Lynn in her lackyard and ordered her into ft tiouse. He asked if she knew any me who owned a car. "I need a :ar to get he said. Mrs. Lynn said she began dialin the telephone but Long suddenl. erked the receiver from her hant I've changed my he tol er. A neighbor, A. Lewis, had heart he commotion in the yard an called police. A dozen officers surrounded th wuse and called to the man t surrender. When Long refused joliceman asked if he would fre Mrs. Lynn. Long then began marching Mrs Lynn through the house and ont ;he front porch. Sirs. Lynn walker, calmly "as if she were on her way one officer said although Long was behind her witt n gun at her back. Mrs. Lynn said as she walket into the yard, "not daring she sensed a swift mov ment behind her and (ell to th ground. She fell only a few fc in front of s Long as Gene Smit an off-duty policeman, opened fir tell under a fusilade six one missed th target. As he rolled to the ground, groaned: "Thanks feliows.-.Thal's got ouough, it's just what I wanted." A monwot laUr WM But his whole manner upon sur- ndering was friendly and he re- atedly denied making any taeat. Mother Worried 'I never threatened anybody, y mother was worried that I ould be killed and begged me surrender. "I just decided that was the ing to do. I'm going to fight this se and try to get out." Bouchillon, face sunburned, hair opped in prison fashion, said he id hitchhiked to California and ick since he was released from ison Sept. 4. He was sentenced here to life iprisonment last year but on the ay to the penitentiary was taken Waxahachie where he was harged with burglary. Pleaded Guilty Officers wanted to clear up that ase and Bouchillon pleaded guilty, rawing a two-year sentence. Last May the Texas Court of riminal Appeals affirmed the abitual criminal conviction here, eaning he would have to stay in ison. But somehow the high court's ecision never was properly re- orded at Huntsville. Meanwhile, Bouchillon had been erving the two-year Waxahachie entence and by this month hac araed enough credit on good be- avior to merit his release. Sensed Freedom He said he sensed freedom in le offing when word came to iarasey Prison Farm, where he was confined, for his delivery to le central prison at Huntsvffle. 'I figured there was a chance omething had happened and that ley might let me go." he said But a man don't feel like he coul< that lucky." Sept. 1 he was taken to Hunts ille and processing began for his elease. Bouchillon sweated it out He was asked about his draf tatus and other routine questions Then, on Sept 4, he. was handei khaki shirt and pants, and ash given all departing prison: and the barred doors opened to se outside world. Bought a Hat Bouchillon said he was afraid to atch a bus or train and after uying a hat in Huntsville to cover iis prison type haircut began hiteh- uking. "A Spanish man picked me up and took me to he said. He a bus from Dallas to 'ort Worth, stayed here with rel- tives Saturday night and Sunday driven to Weatherford by per- ons he declined to identify. While here, he picked up a suit- ase and a few clothes. He stayed at hotels in Odessa, II Paso and Phoenix, Ariz, on suc- essive nights before arriving in Los Angeles, hitchhiking all the way. Couldn't Help Him "I have an uncle out there and loped to get a job and save enough money to help me beat my lie said. "But he couldn't help me." Bouchillon started hitchhiking ack to Texas last Monday. In Phoenix, he met two friends who old him: "Man, you're hot" He arrived in Houston at 4 p.m. Tednesday. At one time passing within 40 miles of Huntsville. He caught a bus at Houston, leaded for Dallas. At a stop in Vaco, he telephoned his sister here. She told me she and mother vere Bouchillon said. 'She said they were afraid I would set shot if I didn't give up. I told her then I would surrender." Secretary Lauds Adenauer Regime BONN, Germany of State Dulles de- clared here today "an alternative must be found" to bring West Germany as an equal partner into the Western alli- ance. by plane for emergency consultations in Germany and Britain, the American diplomatic chief was greeted by Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. Adenauer ar- for almost immediate private discussions with him in search of a substitute for the dead European Defense Community treaty. The talks .with Dulles will be decisive for Germany's fate, the 78-year-old Chancellor had told deputies before de- parting for the airport from a parliamentary debate. In the debate, Socialists were attacking his government for what they called its "system of secret decisions." Dulles made it clear in a statement at the airport that he was interested perhaps more in what Adenauer has to say than in any idea he may be bringing with him. Dulles commented, for example, that Adenauer s gov- ernment "has consistently followed such enlightened poll- cies that its views must now BKUNifTTE MARILYN? Lollobrigida, Italy's brunette ver; sion of Marilyn Monroe, enhances the top of a desk at New Tort's IdLewild''Airport after arrival from Italy Jor a 10-day visit and the American premier of her new motion picture in New York next week. Questioned about Marilyn Monroe, Gina's reply was, "Marilyn is Marilyn and I am Gina." About the new Dior look: "Horrible." Fires Hearing Dallas Homes DALLAS Iffl Four grass fires Klieved set by a pyromaniac threatened several big residentia areas on the eastern edge )allas this afternoon and th heriffs office declared "a stat at emergency." Fires burned in a ten-squart mile area. Sheriff Bill Decker said a Z vear-oM man with a record as an arsonist is a suspect The fires raged from an area near the Buckner Orphans Horn on the eastern edge of Dallas to the city limits of Mesquite anc south over county roads. Sheriffs deputies said a woman at a farm home near Mesquit iad been overcome by smoke aix was taken to a Mesquite doctor or treatment THE WEATHER C. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEECE WEATHEK BtttSAB ABILENE AND VICINITY to Mrtly ctaxtj wilt 10 impartial ctiuce tcmnratare. Maximum Kitf uxl tomor- row 95 Attntr. tew KjBfcMSI NORTH CENTRAL WEST to wriiy ali te- WUuxl Frtdw, fw boUIrt Md tvTolns FrUw. TEXAS PKIIy cloudy with KKl- turd rain squalls stows cowt. SOUTH TEXAS Kly with Wtd. P.M. so M M 93 n is M BO f! A.M. 70 n n fj 71 75 M command great respect." Dulles said in a broadcast report to the nation last night that lie believed the new Southeast Asia defense pact would make a "sub- stantial contribution" to the pre- servation of free governments and :o the blocking of further Commu- nist expansion. Furthermore, he pictured "powerful naval and air forces" the-United States in the western Pacific as backing up the treaty signed at Manila last week with threat of retaliation against any aggressor. He said this threat can protect many nations as effectively as it can protect one. After------------ His radio-TV talk, filmed in ad- vance, was broadcast almost three hours after he had left by plane for Europe on a quick mission to find out at first hand what meas- ures European leaders have in mind now that the French national Assembly has shelved the Euro- pean Defense Community treaty under which West Germany would have been rearmed. It was understood that in talks at Bonn with West German Chan- cellor KtHirad Adenauer and at London with Prune Minister Churchill-and Foreign Secretary Eden, Dulles would urge that any new formula should seek to pre- serve the principle of close French- German cooperation which was en- visaged in the EDC plan. There was some indication here that because of his interest in this principle Dulles was not very en- thusiastic about a reported propo- sal by Eden to associate Germany and Italy with a defensive pact drawn up at Brussels in 1948 by England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. So latenatmil Army This pact does not provide for any supra-national authority such as EDC would have created and under which France, Germany and the other EDC countries would merged their European for- ces into a single international army. The French vote against EDC was taken two weeks ago when Dulles was deeply involved in ar- rangements for the Manila con- ference. Kent Records Ordered Back ToClairemont By GEORGIA NELSON Kepwter-News Staff Writer SWEETWATER, Sept 16 Judge-A: S. Mauzey today ordered the records of Kent County ji West Texas returned to Clair- mont until the conanissionens court hi Jayton, chosen the new county seat, instead of Judge Maiaey allowed 60 :6r the commissioners to designate a new courthouse and said' the. county records would stay in: Clairemont during that Who Asked who was going to be in charge of returning the records, Mauzey said whoever took them away. So far, no one has admitted carrying them away from Claire- mont Some of the commissioners had been meeting, in Jayton and some in Clairemont. Twenty-four plain- tiffs, including commissioners, the judge and other officials had filed suit to compel thres county commissioner sto meet In Jayton with the county judge Eden, Agree on New Plan PARIS Sec- retary Eden and French Premier tfendes-France announced tonight they had agreed on the necessity for "close cooperation between France and West Germany" but did not say they had agreed on the means for achieving it. In a communique issued, after Iwo days of conferences, the For- eign Secretary and the Premier said they had fully agreed on the basic principle of a united Europe, including the full participation tl Great Britain. They also said in favor of developing and reinforcing the Atlantic community. The communi- que did not give any details of how these objectives are to be ac- complished. The diplomats agreed, tbe com- munique said, that it would useful to call a conference MOB to discuss political points in com- mon, among the Western nations. Eden Mendes-France came out of a Hi hour conference at UM French Foreign Ministry. Mid WM 1 'no contradiction and nothing ir- reconcilable" in their viewpoints, ile announced there would be a meeting of countries in tbe pro- jected Western affiance in London srobably on Sept. 27. Mendes-France talked to a large crowd of reporters in the lobby of the French Foreign Ministry at ter Eden bad driven off in a pelt ing rain. The French Premier explainer that the two points of view had been fully set forth' and a begin ning made en bringing them to- gether. Diplomatic exchanges in the next few days, be added, woulc bring the view points even closei together. Earlier in tbe day, Kden in- formed UM 14 nations of NotU- Atlantic Orfuuutkn