Abilene Reporter News, September 18, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 18, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas Partly Cloudy, Warm ® 1)0    Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 94 Am>citttedPre„(AP) ABILENE. TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPT. 18, 1954—EIGHT PAGES EVENING FINAL PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c EARLY ARRIVALS—W. W. VVoolfolk, center, and Charles Southard, right, both with The Ohio Oil Co. in Abilene, are signed up by Oliver Howard at the registration desk at the Oilmen’s Party held Friday through th e Chamber of Commerce. They \yere among more than 1,400 oilmen and businessmen to be “tagged” at the registration booth. (Staff Photo) Batchelor Denies Informing Charges 1,400 Attend Annual Oil Party Here Bv SHERVVY.N MCNAIR Rpporler-N'ews Oil Editor Oilmen from all parts of Texas, and some from out of state, sj^ent several hours Friday as guests of '.Abilene bu.sine.ssmen at the sixth annual Oilmen’s party, held at the Country Club. Described by both hosts and guests as one of the best parties ; the enemy and informing on Paris Court Orders Patino Heir Return PARIS iSh-A Paris court today ordered the tin millionaire Patino family to return 4-months*old Isabela Goldsmith to her father— James Goldsmith, son of a wealthy British hotel owner. The judgment was handed down by Jean Ausset, president of the tribunal of the Seine Department. He said it was effective at once. Little Isabela is the grandaugh-ter of Mrs, Antenor Patino, l^ho has been holding the child at an undisclosed spot. Isabela was born prematurely. Her 18-year-old mother of    the same name died of a brain tumor last May 14. The death was a tragic aftermath to the runaway i j» yjg todav despite a bitter inromance of 20-year-old James    and    I t^apartv battle which    threatened Isabela Patino the previous    De-1    ^    Stevenson    a j , u,.    cut-price    audience    tonight    for    a The custody fight flared into the open on Wednesday when James complained fo police that    his daughter, suffering from anoxemia flack of oxygen in the blood), had been “kidnaped.” The father said his daughter and her grandmother Patino disappeared from the Versailles hotel SAN ANTONIO U!V-Cpl. Claude Batchelor vehemently said "no sir!" when his lawyer a.sked in couri if he ever squealed on fellow prisoners of the Communists. But the 22-year-old Texan admitted in his testimony yesterday there was a time when he believed much of the Communist line. After Batchelor testified, court was rece.ssed until Monday. He is charged with collaborating Demos Hopeful Despite Battles Stevenson Faces / Cut-Rate Dinner By JACK BELL INDIANAPOLIS m — Democrats ! maintained a nationally optimistic congressional campaign kick-off address. Stevenson, scheduled for an ap- gain a minimum of three or four seats in the Pacific Coast state. Mayor David Lawrence of Pittsburgh, Democratic national committeeman for Pennsylvania, said his state is in the same position as Maine, which elected Edmund S. Muskie, a Democrat, as that state’s first Democratic governor in 20 years, Muskie was promoted to a speaker’s billing on today’s pearance at a luncheon of Indiana : program. editors and a major speech to- j Lawrence said in an interview night, had little advance notice of i he believes Pennsylvania what appeared to be a squabble voters not only will elect Democrat between his supporters and the George M. Leader as governor where he had left Isabela while | Democratic organization regulars over Republican Lloyd H. Wood but will give Democrats a gain of about six seats in the closely- ever held, the affair officially .started at 4 p. m. and la.sted on into the eveninc. Renew .Acquainianies The businessmen, through the Chamber of Commerce, handled all details, furnishing the place, food and refreshments. The oil-1 men provided their own entertain-' merK. conversing and renewing ' acquaintances on one of the few : occasions when they are all | brought together in one crowd. | his fellow prisoners of war while a captive of the Chinese Commu-ni.sLs in .North Korea. His civilian attorney, Joel West-hrook. ye.sterday entered a motion denying Batchelor consorted with the enemy on grounds of temporary insanity while a prisoner. Westbrook three limes asked him if he “squealed” on fellow prisoners Each lime the answer was negative t Witnesses Batchelor and his mother, Mrs. The guests came from as    far    0. L. Batchelor, 44. Kermit, were east as Tyler, as far south    as    the only witness yesterday. But HoiLston from past Midland    on    WestbriKik indicated the trial the west and from Oklahoma    on    would last much longer and said the north.    i    |    he would call "expert witnesses.” He did not elaborate The corporal told the court- There were some 1,400 pre>ent, • larger crowd than attended last year, and surpassed in cnly by Uie first party 194*9.    ! •i’ve attendcHi four of the parties.” said C-C .Manager Joe Cooley, "and I think this was the best one yet. Efforts .ApprtH'iated "The oil fraternity seemed to appreciate the efforts of the businessmen, through the Chamber of Commerce, in staging such a party.” Joe E Benson, chairman of this year's Üii and Gas Committee which arranged the parlv. prais-eo his sub-committee chairman for doing their jobs well. “The parking and registration were handled tvetter than at any previous party,” he said. * I heard good comments from the oilmen and think it was very well received.” Registration of gue.sts started before 4 p. m , and the oilmen kept coming until time for the barbecue dinner at 7 p. m. A siring band played throughout the party. number    beheved    the Commii- held in doctrine while a prisoner. He I admitted attempts to convert fel low POWs to the belief that the United States was a warmonger for intervening in the Korean War. But he said he did not believe now what he once thought was the Communist aim: "A world where everyone lives in peace and plenty." Mrs. Batchelor testified that during his childhood her son never showed any interest in politics, that he went to Sunday school, joined the Boy Scouts and played football in s»'’' ol. POW At 18 She    said he joined    the    Army when he was IH and w'as a prisoner of war at 18. Batchelor specifically denied: He    had squealed    on    fellow prisoners John Fields and Billy Clark    for throwing a    rock    at a clubhouse used by “progressives” —prisoners who followed the Communist line. That he had informed on Pvt. John Megyesi for having a camera That he had participated in a trial of Pfc. Wilburn    C.    Watson and recommended Watson be shot as a spy. The Army charged that Fields, Clark and Megyesi were beaten and confined because of Batchelor's informing. Watson has been a prtvsecution witness. he went on a business trip to Afri- ’ for control of the party machinery, ca. He filed a charge of “nonpres-    Replace    Picture entation of child.”    conflict    had progressed to divided House of Representatives. But Mrs. Patino had already pe- •Stephen A Mit- ■ This victory theme was echoed tilioned the civil court for perma-; cheli national chairman told a '    Democrats from all sections, nent custody of the granddaughter ;    ^is    organization    had been including Rep. Sam Rayburn of on the ground James could not |    prSing^    Texas, the House minonty leader. care    i    ’    night’s formal program, featuring tino said the child needed a fern-    gg principal speak- inine presence.    er. to insert a picture of former Yesterday Judge Ausset person- -d ’    Tri.mtTn allv inspected the luxurious apart-    r tn- • ment Goldsmith obtained for the :    Stevenson, former Illinois gover- child. Today, apparently satisfied | nor, was the party s 1952 presiden-with the arrangements, he ruled; tia’ nominee. His picture already that Goldsmith should have the    "    ‘ baby. SIDrLINED—At his fiffst press conference in Kansas City since his serious illness and operation last June, former Pres. Harry S. Truman displays some of the hundreds of cards and letters he received during his sickness, Mr. Truman told newsmen that doctor’s orders will keep him from taking as prominent a part in current political campaign as he would like. (NEA Telephoto) 4 FBI Arrests 3 in Bank Shortage was in the program. Frank McKinney, former national chairman, said in a separate ,    ARTHUR    GAVSHON interview that the Mitchell organi-;    . zation. which controls the national LONDON iJ») — A call went out committee, had failed to sell the today for a nine-power conference 1,000 seats at a $100-a-plate dinner ; to seek a way to bring West Ger-which the party hoped to chalk up many into the Atlantic Alliance in a drive to relieve what Mitchell has said is a financial pinch for Democratic candidates all over the nation. McKinney, who once was Tru 9-Power Conference to Seek West German 'Full Equality' a£ the United States and Britain! tary Anthony Eden, conferring in for the for-! 3 session here yesterday, de urged “full equality mer Reich. Secretary of State lohn Foster Dulles and British Foreign Secre- OFFICIALS APPEAL RULING man s favorite national chairman, ^    .    said that tickets for tonight’s Ste- Pm^BURGH if* — Three West j    dinner    address    are    being Virginians were arrested last night    without    too    many    takers Bavarian Police Charge Army Officer Was on Spy Mission by the FBI — one of them for the second time — in cohnection with a shortage of $520,259 recently discovered at the First National Bank at Fairmount, W. Va. The trio are John .Manchin, operator of a large furniture and gro- Kent County Dispute HeaUs For Long Battle in Courts The dispute over t’.ie Kent Coun-. courthouse at Jayton, the ty courthouse and where the coipi-) county seat. ty records are to be kept destined Saturday morning was for Guards Seek Pen Killer CARSON CITY. Nm    .f—A tenseness hung over Nevada Stale Prison today as authorities sought to find out how a guard w as killed during a reckles.s escape hy three convicts—all rtvaptured within 10 hours ye.sterday “We are trying U) gel things back to normal,” said Warden A E. Bernard. He wiU que.suun the tliree desperadoes about the death of guard George Miller. 59. taken as a hostag# when the three convicts seized a milk truck he was driving through the yard They (orced him lo smash oiien the rear gate with the truck Guards on high towers opimcd fire on the truck with rifles as it ran past two steel gates and dis aiH*^ared along a dirt road. The truck was found later half a mile away from the prison. Miller s biKiy wa.s hanging out MARKTHEDWITZ. Germany .f —Bavarian Iwrder police said today tliey believe one of the two U S .Army men captured yesterday by Czech frontier guards was an otficer in civilian clothes on his way behind the Iron Curtain on an espionage mission. The .\rmv >aid it wasn’t so. “The soldier in question was a lieutenant." a U.,^. .Army spokesman at Heidelberg said "He was in civilian clothes. He was not en route to Czechoslovakia and he did not carry forged credentials. The Ueulenant was in civilian clothes becau.'ie .is an interrogation officer he must interview German civilians on this side of the border ” Bavarian border police said earlier that according to their own reports: (D The two Aimricans were capturevi inside Czechoslovakia >2) one was a lieutenant in civilian clothes en route to Czechoslovakia on an espionage mission and '3* he was carrying forged credentials. The two .AnuTicans wx-re presumably apprehended” by Czech border guards while on a routine patrol the Army said last night in announcing the incident. It said a third meml>er of the patrol, who was some distance away at the lime, reported that his two companions were “taken by surprise by the Czech guards who came upon them from the rear ” The names of the three Americans—two of thei# uniformed enlisted men—were withheld pending completion of the army’s investigation, at $7.50 each. He said he and banker friends had supplied most of the $100 contributions    had been registered. Look Bad Mitchell said he had no doubt ceiw' store at Farmington, W Va.; i that “a former official” of the possibly several more months of lit-Lee S. Ford. 46, president of the ' committee was attempting to jgation. Mannond Brick Co. at Grafton, j make him and Paul .M. Butler, In-W. Va., and John W. Meredith. | diana national committeeman and former cashier of the bank. | South Bend attorney who may be Fred Hallford. special agent in | in line to succeed Mitchell as na-charge of the Pittsburgh FBI of-1 tional chairman, look bad on Ste-fice, announced the arrests. Mere- i venson's appearance here, dith was re-arrested in connection j contrast which Milcheli said with the case. He has been free j    critics hoped to draw was with on $20.0iX) bond since he was ar- i    sell-out audience which greeted j for 60 days action on the plain- rested on Aug. 12. At the time he Truman here at a testimonial din-; tiffs’ petition for a writ of man-was charged with making false en-    ^i^Kinnev    last Oct. 10. Tru-    damus. aranimg the defendants ^ tries of the bank’s records and    ’McKinney’s home misapplication of the bank s funds.    many    kind words to say new Plaintiffs in a suit for a writ of mandamus «24 Kent County officials' have appealed from a court order given Thursday directing that the county records be returned from Jayton to Clairemont. Judge A. S. Mauzey of 3a#d District Court at Sweetwater stayed involving $25.540. Manchin and Meredith were arrested at Fairmount and arraigned before the U.S. commissioner in Pittsburgh. Ford was picked up in the lobby of a Pittsburgh hotel. Manchin w as s p e c i f i c a Uy charged, along with Meredith, with violation of the Feder^ Reserve .Act. Ford and Meridith also were jointly charged. Meredith posted a $5,000 bond on each of two charges of misapplying bank funds. Manchin, arraigned on the same charge post- about the former chairman, who is an Indianapolis banker. Mitchell said he thinks the thwarted attempt to keep Truman’s picture out of tonight’s printed program also was intended to emphasize the contrast. There was ample evidence, however. that this family argument goes to the heart of a struggle be- j tween divergent elements for con-trol of the party machinery after, .Mitchell retires shwtly after the! November elections in which con-, trol of Congress will be deter-' »three Kent County commissioners ■ 60 days in which to designate and provide a suitable temporary Protests on Negro Students To Be Heard ai Wharton J( ed S20.1XX) bond. The FBI agent said Ford and i mined. Manchin "both admitted to FBI; Mitchell generally represents agents that they wrote checks Democrats who want Stevenson for drawn on the First National Bank    party’s    nominee in 1956. But at Fairmount, knowing they did not Stevenson is not expected to be have funds on deposit to cover pjther a drafted candidate or to WHARTON. Tex. i^The Wharton County Junior College board met today to hear protests over admittance of .Negro students. Some 16 Negroes attended classes this week. They were admitted, schod of- cided that the meeting of foreign ministers should be held in London late this month. Dulles flew’ back to the United States last night. The nations are slated to get together about Oct. 15 to study the crucial problem of German rearmament NA'TO headquarters in Paris called yesterday for the meeting but did not set the exact time or name a site. Paris I has been suggested. Athens and Ottawa also have been mentioned. The British Foreign Office announced it would issue invitations at once for the London meeting. They will go to the United States and Canada as well as to the six nations which had considered pooling their armed forces in the now-defunct European Defense Community — France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The conference will be able to take up actual methods of linking Germany with N.ATO, diplomatic informants said, because the French government already has agreed in principle to such a tieup. The French want written guarantees, however, that British and .American tnx^s will remain on the continent and German rearmament will not be allowed to run rampant, the sources said. Eden suggested the nine naticms meet to consider a sut^titute for EDC soon after the French Assembly torpedoed the unified army plan Aug. 30 but the United^aies and West Germany indicate they were not re^* for such talks. The agreement to hold the Lor-request caused the meeting today | conference was reached after to be called, Dr. F. J. L. Blasin-game board chairman, said. Blasingame said the coUege Judge Mauzey held that during this 60-day period the county records should remain in Clairemont and set 6 p.m. Friday as the deadline for returning them there. The records were taken to Jayton July 30, the day a Court of Civil Appeals mandate declaring Jajdon the new county seat was received in Clairemont. The records are still in Jayton. Dallas Scarborough, attorney for the defendants, said he received notice that the plaintiffs are appealing Judge Mauzey’s order to the Eleventh Court of Civil .Appeals at Eastland. This, he said, would mean at least several more months of litigation. Eden made a six - day swing through key European capitals, to Bonn and London. .    ,    . . ,    .,    ,    .. Dulles met Chancellor Konrad board had b«n able to Provide.    ^ equal facilities for Negroes. »1-13,«,    Eden    and Prime MinUter Wilson to Head T exds University AUSTIN f^University ot Texas I Dr 1. D Haskevv. s|H*ciahst in    money    quarters    that    only    29    of    the regents today abolished the title i etlucation. vice president for de- 'lii6 mem^rs of the DenuKratic ficials’ said, under a policy decision ' tltimgh it has in the past operat^ ^ Winston Churchill during his one payment of the checks These arrests account for all of the more than half million dollars involved in the shortage We don’t know win the nomination without a fight from elements who want a new face in the race. U was considered signifaant in reached last June by trustees. This decision came, they said, right after the Supreme Court decision which outlawed segregation in public schools. The decision w as reported to be semi-secret until this week when admission of the Negroes actually a branch fw them. He said the , .    ,    .    , u .    1    •    .V    w    ,    *    dav    stop    in    London, board is now complying with what i ; Is now the law. Blasingame said the junior college was not the first in Texas to admit Negroes, and added; A joint communique issued after the Dulles-Eden meeting said tha two ministers exchanged views “in the light of their recent journeys on the situatimi caùsed by the lice who resigned effective Jan. 1 as chancellor. The board explained tlie new • ^ ^    . „.    plan does not represent junking an oiH'n door of the truck, a uuiui    ^ central administrative setup through his heart    .    t.,    .    u    ..    ‘‘i>ut rather a clarification of re- Chief of guards Harry    ^    j    and more complete «aui Miller had nut cairiet a ^    |    j„jcgj.g{¡on    for    eeonomy    and    effi- and that the three eonvicls were j Velopment al sen ices Lanier Cox, assistant to the president . A vice president for fiscal affairs, yet to l>e named Bond Voting Pace Light at Start The number of votes east by 10 ,W a m Satuixlay indicated a relatively hghl vote in Taylor Hart, former Supreme Court jus-1 County's $850.000 bond eUn'tion A total of 419 ballots had been ca.sl in 11 voting boxes at mid-mormng. Judges at the viHing Hoxc.n con-tuctiHl said they expectnl a big of chancellor and named Dr. Logan Wilson administrative chief of the farflung university system The change was part of a complete administrative reorganization. Wil'ion, 47 native Texan, had been president of the main university here since Feb. 1. 1953. Wilson left the vice presidency of the t’ni-versity of North Carolina to head the University of Texas. He actually succeeds ,h»mes P. THE WEATHER .National Committee personally answered the roll call at yesterday’s closed sessit>n of the committee. There were 46 alternates, many of them obviously handed their credentials by party leaders in Washington. to fill out the ranks of a sUmly- gaily we had no other recourse. We didn’t see how we could op-harton May or Jesse Martin’s i erate against the Supreme Court” unarme<l when recaptured Bernard would not comment on how Miller got sliot until he and Di.st, Atty. Cameron Batjer com-pk-te their investigation Other sources, however, said it was viiiually certain Miller was killed in the heavy gunfire from khe tower Top officers of an administratixe staft to work with Wilson will in-dude: Dr. C. Paul Boner, piiysicist, vice-president for academic matters for the entire university system including the main waiversity here. ger influx ot voters about ntMin or aflerwarti Boxes contacted and the number ol voles cast were rourthouxe. 30; Butternut St fire station. 52. South lUh St., 57; Fan Park. 23; Scout Headquarters. 43; Elmwi>od West fire station. 42; Cmld Star Dormitory. 36; Bowie School. 20; Cedar St. fire station, 46; ACC fire station, 23; and Orange SI. fire staliott, 57. I S DKPVRTMK.XT OF COMMVRt F WEATHKS m ilFAl .XBU.KNK .XND viciNiTX    p»rU-v    ^ hat wtts bv all odds cUway and    .sjiUirday    aOermwn,    s*»    i    ,    .    * .    .„u;..», unl*v nljht and Sunday- Hith lemi>er«turi    attendevi sCSSlOn whlCh    had    bc< U fcnuh’da.va. »f« km Saturday    niiht, 70.    | g^jyertised in adxance    as a    kick- '"^north''cv.nthai. tkxvs    I’artb    ioft drive in the campaign for con*; cloudy Saturday and Sunday iMdatPd at- ‘    Congress. IK'spite all the.se factoi's. the IVmtx'rats were able to muster an outward optimism that was not matched by members of the Republican National Committee at their recent session in Cincinnati. From bygh sides of the c^mlinent Democrats bnxight stories ot what hbey called a resurgence of their i parly in congressional campaigns. * senatorial races and governors’ coiUe.-its Paul Zt'ffrin. California national commuteeman, said in an interview that he thinks Democratic candidates have better than an ev'en chance to win the governorship and a senatorial post in Cali-toriua. He predicted im party wiU «rut ev »ninK thund<rnOu'w <rrs No ttni>on«nt tciuiM-vêture t-h.mRe* WKST TKXAS Ch'« tu partly fiuudy .Saturday and Sunday. A fr-u is.'UltsI «ftrruoon and untnf thundurahimt'r» e«M UÍ thr rriNUi V»U«-y. Vu Itnpuiian! tru‘4''rr aturu ohaitRu» F.AST «nd SOITH CEVTRM. TKXVS Partly iKnidy Saturday and Sunday Stat-l«>rud jRe'rtMwn and »vunini thund»r>huu urs Vo tinirurtant lumpuratur* uhauyr» XUuiuiate to hM-altv fru^ and »'uth rasi wind* un Ihr «ta« TrMCntATl «ES Sat V XL 1 »    O' Ï .» ...    4.»    y S:»    / T-»    ...... ... . •» . ..... 9;M    ....... W:3» U:» tl »    — MtRh and low tumt'ui atur la for t4 lK>ur» vndfd    at    « M a.m »3    and    73 Sunaat    tas( nifht ttU p.m.    Sunna* today 6 ÎS a m StHMwS tonipM *:4l p.m. ll4UX>iB«i«r raadiBi at l-.W a.m. W it- En M Ml SI qq M m tW Its .. II ao T9 77 74 Ml IS R1D1C11,0VS — William Jacobs, still groggy from sedative administered when he was arrested early Friday in Detroit, awoke handcuffed, circle, in Receiving Hospital long enough to call swindling charges against him “ridiculous.” Jacobs was sought in nation-wide search on charges of bilking victims out of about $110,000 under false pretenses. (NEA Telephoto) "We admitted them because le- - French assembly’s rejection of the ..... EDC” "They agreed. ” the statement said, "upon the need for speedy .-action and favored the early con-. ening of a preparatory conference 10 consider how best to associate the Gernwn Federal Republic with the Western nations on a basks of full equality.” Alvin Crockett Rites Held in Dublin BUFF.ALO GAP, Sept. 18 ‘RNS* —Funeral for Alvin Crockett Short was held at the Dublin Baptist Church in Dublin Thursday. Mr. Short, relative of several Taylor countyans. died Tuesday at hie home in Dublin after several weeks illness. Born in Mi>s;ssip|>i in 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Short had lived in Dublin many years He was the la.sl of a family of six children. Mrs. Short, only immediate survivor, has taugb* school in Dublin 40 years. Mr Short had been a member of the Dublin Baptist Church 40 years. The Rev Karkalitls, pa KM*. oCfklated- ;