Abilene Reporter News, September 17, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas CONTINUED WARMmt Äene ^porter «■>«»•»« 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron Vol. LXXIV, NO. ii P,«. fAP>  X5M TExXs; FRIDAY morning: sëPT:i7: i954-TWÊNg^H PAGËS IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY 1ÜC Another A-Weapon I Exploded by Russians SIFSTA AT THE FIESTA — Photographer Bob Gulley caught little Oralia Gonzalez looking rather bored with it all during the c oronation of a queen pendeiKe Dav celebration here Thursday night. Oralia and her escort AufJ Flores Lhind her, were crown-bearers in the processional at Houston School. (See story on Page 6-A).    _ ALL CLOTHES, GOODS GONE Two Cotton-Picking Families Burned Out ROT\X. Sept 16 'RNS‘ — Two Latin .\merican families were left destitute by a fire Thursday after-niKin that destroyed a four-room rent house on the John McCombs farm west of Rotan. The blaze was believed to have ■tarted from a kerosene cook .Move There was no one in the house at Uie time and Uie families Bryant until a few months ago when he obtained leave of absence because of poor health. He said his health was much im- i proved and that he had been preaching wherever needed as he worked and traveled. The Rev’. Duron .said that of five ho.xes of books he had with him, he saved one from the blaze which \vsi all oi their household goods contained the families* Bibles and and clothing, except the clothing they were wearing. The families were those of the Ruv John Duron. Baptist preacher of Bryant, and Kliseo Fernandez of Georgetown near San Antonio. The Duron family includes the parents and four teen age children and the Rev. Duron s brother. Dav- The Fernandez family includes the parents and six children rang ing in age from Di to 17 years. The two families had come to the area last Friday to pull bolls. The Rev. Duron had been pastor of a l.atin-American Baptist Church at a filing box with income tax papers. He also reached through a window to save a wire recorder he used in his church work. A Latin-American family in Rotan offered temporar>' quarters for the two families for the night Thursday. The fire department, which answered the call to the blaze, was making plans for obtaining clothing for the family. Other appeals were to be made Friday through the school Several local Baptist organizations were helping. COLLEGE LIFE STARTS ROUGH College life has started in earnest in Abilene: in fact, too earnestly, at one school Thursday night. Indian arm wrestling is not listed as a course at ACC and it’s probably a good thing it isn’t. A1 Ogren. 22. ACC senior, tried his hand at the game with a Mabee Dormitory buddy Thursday night, and it got him down. Down flat on bis back in Hendrick Memorial Hospital with a broken arm, that is. Ogren’s arm was snapped in the match and—his opponent was one of his best friends. Results Helpful, Toss Announces MOSCOW, Friday, Sept. 17 (APF-The Soviet Union announced today it has exploded another atomic weapon — to study its battle effect. A five-line announcement by the Soviet news agency Tass and printed in the government newspaper Izvestia said: “In accordance with the Publicity Aids Reds, Strauss Says NEW YORK, Sept. 16    - CJiairman Lewis L. Strauss of the •Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) said tonight so much emphasis is ful tests of “new type” atomic plan of scientific research work, trials of one of a type of atomic weapons were carried out in the Soviet Union during recent days. “The aim of the trial was the study of an atomic explosion. “The trials produced valuable results, which will enable Soviet scientists and engineers to solve successfully problems of defense from atomic attack.” No further details were given. a' year ago tomorrow the Soviet Union announced its last success ! FOR WEST GERMANS Dulles, Adenauer Talk Autonomy given American production of atomic weapons, and so little to peaceful uses of atomic energy, it plays into the hands of Russian propagandists. In a speech delivered to the National Association of Sciemce W'riters he said the public has such a strong impression the commission is concerned only with weapons that it continues to receive mail addressed to the “Atomic Bomb Commission.” bombs. The U. S. Atomic Energy Commission in Washington said that announcement confirmed its own report of Aug. 31, 1953, that a fission—atomic—explosion had occurred Aug. 23 in Russia. The AEC announced earlier, on Aug. 21, that the Soviets had conducted atomic tests Aug. 12 involving both fission and thermonuclear bombs. Thermonuclear is the term scientists use to describe a hydrogen explosion. The .AEC said See WEAPON. Pg. 6-A. Col. * Batchelor's Lawyer to Ask Sanity Study of Defendant ISABELA GOLDSMITH . . . kidnaped Hole! Heir Makes Fight For Daughter PARIS, Sept. 16 íJ^-Rich, young Jimmy Goldsmith, who captured a daughter of the Patino tin dynasty for his bride, fought her mother today for his own daughter, half-orphaned and ailing The 20-year-old British hotel heir said the infant Isabela Goldsmith, bom prematurely by Caesarian section last .May 14 shortly before the death of his beautiful wife, had been kidnaped. He demanded police help to get her back. A lawyer for his mother-in-law, Mrs. Antenor Patino, said the kidnap talk wasn’t true and Goldsmith knew it. He said Mrs. Patino is keeping the 4-month-old child in “a safe place” and has petitioned 1 a Paris court for permanent I cuMody.^_ _ BONN. Sept. 16 ifl-Secretary of State Dulles and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer threshed out in secret talks tonight the problem of how to give the West Germans sovereignty and arms without alienating France. Dulles goes to London , tomorrow but plans to bypass Par- * is. Dulles and the German leader met for almost three hours in Adenauer’s chancellery, then dined informally with their ^ull staffs. U.S. spokesmen said there were no plans for further formal talks. i Results of the conference were a tightly guarded secret, but informants described Dulles as “not downcast.” Plan Agreed In Paris, meanwhile, French Premier Pierre Mendes - France agreed to British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden’s plan for a seven-nation West Euri^Jean defense alliance, as a substitute for the French-vetoed European Defense Community. Representatives of the seven nations—Britain. France. lUly, Belgium, the Netherlands. Luxembourg and West Germany — will nity and achieving a unity “in which the United Kingdom will play a full part.” One of the principal French objections to EDC was that Britain was not a member. Fire Roxcs Home; Domoges 1 Other Fire destroyed a barrack-type home at D-15 p ni. Thursday in the 2100 block of Westmoreland St. A neighbor said Mr. and Mrs. Pete Loya and family, who resided in the house were not at home when the fire started. AT STAKE SATURDAY Modem County Livestock Center Is Bond Issue Aim The $600.(»0 provided for in Saturday's county-wide bond election for an agriculture and live.«lock center would build a moilern and Polls to Open Saturday at 8 for use ot the en- Set voting preelncU, page J-A Taylor County voters will go to the t>olLs Saturday to decide the outcome of three proposed bond issues totaling $850,000 The iKind issues promised are $601»,iHK) for a county Agriculture and Livest*H'k Center, $150,0ii0 for remiKlehng the county courthouse, and SKKi.ÜüÜ for completing the lop Hoots ot the county jail I'ouiity Judge Reed Iiigalsbe said lluil in anordancc with state law, jKill.'- w ill open at 8 am. and remain om‘n until 7 p tn. The KeiHii 1er .News, radio stations KRH»' and KWKC. and are joining in a co-oiK‘rative effort to reivort eU*cHon returns at the sminest time |»oi-gihle A slafi nieinlier ot Ihete organ liations will iH- at e.ieli voting place to phone results to election Iwaduuarlers at the newspai>ei umiuHliatcly as ballots are tallied Judge IngaWie said per.sons who may vote in the ehHtion are tlaise who luive projH-rty. either {»eiional ^ ,e«l. on tlie tniunty lax role*, who have btH*« reiidenU of Texai year and of the county «ix nuMithi. ami who have paid |voH taxes or have exemptions. The three »>om1 issue propose ti(H» will tM* virtexl on with any or all of them iubiec't lo ba turned down or at»proved. efficient plant tire county. Much study and investigation have gone into preliminary planning of the proposed center In addition to committees representing the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, the Taylor County Commissioners Court has oone some plant investigating oi its own    j Inspectiona of plants ami consultations with exposition officials in Fort Worth. Dallas. Tyler. Waco and other cities have been carried on by groups representing all parts of the txxinty The best features of all the plants were noted and these have bet‘n passed on to the architects, building engineers, contractors and others in drawing up preliminary I plans for the propose center If the bond issue is approved Saturday Fireproof Structures    ; All structures will tie firepriKif,; probably con.structed of steel, with ; concrete floors in all of the build-1 ings ext>epling those (or housing the livestiKk exhibits Flans, too. have been discusseti with the Taykw Cminty Coinmis-, sioners Court to speed completion of smne of the cattle, swine and | miultry buildings if the bond Issue | carries    | In so doing, the Agi auUwe and i Livestock Committee of the Abi- i leiK Chamber of Commerce, can reschedule the annual spring fat stock show If the bonds are approve<i and building gets under way in time to finish a minimum of housing facilities, Sam Hill, chairman of | the agriculture and livestock committee. said his group would go ahead with plans for Uie March stock show In the preliminary plans of the : county-w'ide center, drawn up by | SAN ANTONIO. Sept. 16 JA-CpL I Claude Batchelor is to testify to-i morrow, and the 22-year-old ex-\ POW’s attorney said he would also ask a general court-martial to inquire into the sanity of the soldier during the months he was held prisoner.    .    ♦ Batchelor, Kermit. Tex., is being tried on charges of collaborating with the enemy and informing on fellow prisoners. He was one of the handful of American soldiers who decided to stay with the Reds in Korea. Later he changed his mind. THE WUTHER” V. a. DKPAETMENT OF COWMF.«C* WE.XTHEK Bl RKAV ABILKNK AND VICINITY -l*Yid*>.    cXnitlj    S«lrud»>' Hlfli both    cUy» ne«r    » Um NUKTH CENTRAL AND WEST 'TEXAS— C}^«r u> i>*rtLv ctoudy throogh Saturdgy ^¡th lew thundiTRho»«#. .No important trmi'oraturi chang«> ...    ... HVST TEXAS - Partly cloud) with scat-tn-vd shower* and thundershower* thresh Saturday except oca*a>nal anaaUa along coast JYkliD Not quite ao warm Fnda.^ Eresh to locaU) *tn»nf eaat-norlhea*t wiml* In aquaU* Frida.v wiUi wind* dim-imshtng late lYnla) or .Saturday. SiUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Parti) chHidv with wideb scattered shower* and thundershower* through Saturday. No tm-piu-tanl temperature changes imrERATl RES Thun.-P M. I.JO    M 2 30    ,      93 3 ■»    .......... ** .....4    30      9t .....5    30      9*  « 30 ............ »1  7 30 ............ M ......«30 ............ M ......*    30      «1 ...    10    30      - ,    11:30 .    ..... — 1230    — High and low temperature* tor 24 hour* ended at 6 30 p.ra : 95    and «•    . High and low temperature* same dat* Iti»l »eir 9« and «3    ..    w«. Sunset last mghi « 44 P.«- Atty. Joel Westbrook said Batchelor and Batchelor’s mother would testify tomorrow. He said his motion to probe the sanity of Batchelor while a prisoner concjmed only the original charges filed against the soldier. These were alleged violations of Articles of W’ar that forbid communication with the enemy and Anicle 134. which cxivers the alleged writing by Batchelor of a letter to a newspaper denouncing germ warfare allegedly used by the United States in the Korean War. Discovery Oil Well Struck Near Eula Oil Industry To Be Feted Here Today .Abilene businessmen will play host to area oil industry leaders this afternoon at the sixth annual Oilmen’s Party sponsorered by the .Abilene Chamber of Commerce. The parly will be held at the Abilene Country Club, beginning at 4 p m. A golf tournament will start earlier in the day. Staged for the purpose of showing the city’s appreciation for what the oil industry means to the area’s economy, the party is financed Hairry Truman To Make One Political Talk INDIANAPOLIS. Sept 16 of» — Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell said today former President Truman will make only one major political speech in the fall campaign. Mitchell made the statement shortly after arriving here to kick off the party’s drive to recaptur« control of Congress in the November elections. He told a news conference that -.....—^    Truman still is under doctor’s or- meet in London around Sept. 27 to    ^ easy as a result work out details of the proposed    operation    last June and will alliance. Widespread reports in the    3^    3 pa^y pow-wow French capital said Norway and !    Kansas City Oct. 16. Denmark might also join ir»- . j    Rut perhaps, he said, Truman’« Informed American »«<1 Brit^h |    Margaret.    wiU    step    into sources in London said earlier that j political arena with some Washington has decided to support. ^    East. Britain’s plan for quickly rearm- ^ Democrats from over the nation ing West Germa^ within the i staging a two-day rally here North AtlamUc 'Treaty Organi-i ration. These same sources Raid the United Slates has reserved its position on the proposed new seven-nation alliance. BritaiR Absent In a joint ciMnmunique, Eden and Mendes-France said they were fully agreed on the importance of strengthening the Atlantic commu- tomorrow and Saturday, determined lo capitalize on their showing in the Maine election Monday and parlay it into a nationwid« victory in November. “It’s pretty dammed good Democratic weather,” Mitchell said. “We’re getting smiles and encouragement from a lot of places.** ACC RECORD LIKELY H-SU Enrollment Nears 1953 Total Hardin-Simmons University finished its official twoKlay class registration Thursday afternoon and had issued 1.244 registraUon Tbur*. A M TU TO TO .. Ô9 67    ,. 67 .... Tl .... TM .... »4 .    . 68 90 91 A discovery oil well was hit about 8:30 p m. Thursday    i    through^the sale of host tickets to booklets by that time Weiner and Force Thomas DrUl-.    business    firms    Through    school    has    no ing Co approximately three and ,    3    total    of    298    tickets    had one-half miles north and west w ;    firms    as    buyers. Eula.    !    This year’s affair looms as the The new well is the No. l-.A largest yet, with more than 1.200 Price Campbell. Callahan County.' guests expected. Replies had been Drill stem tested at depth of j received from 1.094 persons Thurs-1.810 to 1.817 feet with 5-8-inch    many    of    them    from    out    of The school has no exact count on registraUon, but students must have a booklet before they can enroll.    . A. B. Lee. registrar, estimated that this year’s student body at H-SU will number about the same as in 1951. Special Gnmp« to Register Total registraUon for the Cow- bottom choke and one inch top; town choke. Tool was open 40 minutes, i a total of 138 oilmen said they ---- „ Shut-in was lb minutes with >^ould enter the golf tournament. | boys m 1943 was    siu blow immedixob;. Ga, sur-1 P,a>- wiU get underway before 1:30; d*-nuj^ David S. Castle Co IWSi Mg'    j    2VUn»Ct    «*»*    »MRS»*    w    ••«*** arrhitOCU ' day <> a m. wsunfi<4    *^¿2' arcniieiu*.    r#*din*    at    •:*    P "L Rrlatii* humidtt.v »1 • 30 p.m. 17 W. See BOMWi. Pg. 6-A. Col. 3 faced in one minute. Mud in six minutes, oil in 14 minutes. Flow was believed to be at a rate of about 25 barreU per hour. One hundred and fifty feet of free oil was recovered in drill pipe. p m-    .    .    • The parly is an open air. informal affair. Joe Benson, chairman « the Chamber of Commerce Oil and Gas Committee, is overall chairman of the party. in evening and Saturday classes, which are not yet registered. RegistraUon began at 7 p m. Thursday for evening classes at Hardin-Simmoos Universit>. Enrollment for Saturday morning classes will begin at 8 a.m. NEWS INDEX SiCTION A WewiRR*« R«w« OU R«w« ... SICTION • Sport* ........ IgitoriRl ......... CriwIc« .....  • Farm, NMrkRtt 4-S . B 2-S . é . . T . 11 RrUIr, tv............ PKUPUSEU COUNTY AURICULTURK .4M» UVESTOtK CENTRK wr«Rtt»M * «ra«m« 2) »atM S. Caatta Ca Saturday. Both registraUons wiVt be held in Sandefer Memorial HaU. IJ-SU Registrar Lee said that exact total enrollment for tha fall term will not be known for two more weeks since many student« will enroll late. Class sesslotti will start today at Hardin-Simmons. At the end of three days of regis-traUoD at ACC, a total oi 1,675 students had enrolled. •15 Below Record ACC needs only 15 more «tu-dents to break the all-time record enroUmrat figure of 1.690. Dean W'alter H Adams said Thursday evening that he expects the enrollment to pass 1.700 students on Friday. Last year’s final enrollment at the school was 1.557 Breakdown of ACC enrollment figures at end of the day Thursday showed the following number enrt^ed in various classes: Freshmen. 673. which is the second all-time high; sophomores. 440. juniors, 262; seniors, 239j post-graduates. 8; graduaios, S3; and special students. 20. 555 at McMurry McMurry College had 555 students enrolled by Thursday evening and expected between 40 to 50 graduate students to register i Saturday niornmg. I Jerome Vannoy, registrar, »aid i that late arrivals were still coining to McMurry and would prob-I ably continue to do so for th» next two weeks. Mi Murry had a total of 583 students, ineiudm: 52 students in th« graduate school, in 1953. FaU classes at McMurry opened Monday. Do Costrios Gives Views on Fortress PARIS. Sept 16 uf»—Brig, Gen. Christian de Castries, who commanded at Dien Bien i’hu, said to-day “a very massive intervenlioii of the .American Air Force” could have saved the fortress Hi' told a news conferenc« American intervention could have “changed the face of the battle on the condition that it would have tak. n place in tha early day« af the «leg«-’* ;

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