Abilene Reporter News, September 21, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDY, COOLER€ht ^Wlme    mohning"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 97 Asitocinted Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPT. 21, 1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c 65-FOOT DROP KILLS MAN Father of Six Drives Auto In Plunge Third, Last Time M.XDISOW Wis,. Sept. 20 Dane County Coroner Joseph Bloodgood said today a witness to Kenneth Adams’ spectacular automobile death plunge Sunday says that Adams announced—perhaps Jokingly—before the thrill ■ show crash at Verona. “This is probably the last time vou’ll see me alive.” The witness. William Harry. 52-year-old employe of the Speed Bowl where the fatal incident occurred. told the coroner he rode with Adams to the ramp prior to the takeoff on the 65-foot plunge in which .Adams rode to his death in the car. Plans called for .Adams, w!-' had performed the feat twice before, to jump from the vehicle at the last moment before the fall. He had received $5 for each of the previous assignments. Harry said he was in the car with .Adams coming up the ramp and that he reached over to jam on the brakes of the car. driven by Adams, as it neared the edge. IlaiT>- said he jumped out and Adams started off on the plunge path. Bloodgood said there would be no inquest into the death of .Adams, father of six children, because there was no rea.son to believe a crime was involved. Chilean Siege Called To Thwart Red Plot Negro Starts Court Fight To Enter UT AISTI.N. Sept. 20 ,?-John Winfred Walker, one of six Negro students accepted for admission to the University of Texas but later rejected, has asked the Federal District Court for an order requiring the school to accept him. Defendants are the University Board of Kegents, Dr. Logan Wilson. chief administrator; and Registrar H. Y. .McCown. Walker’s suit, filed here by a Houston law firm, says the university officials barred him soley because he is a member of the Negro race. The Houston youth, 17. claims that the school notified him he was accepted for admission July 15. LAST TIME YOl’LI. SEE ME ALIVE’ . . . driver’s joke fatally true Gaither Trial Opens With One Juror Selected By GEORGIA .NELSON Reporter-New* Staff Writer ANSON, Sept. 20—One juror se-lecttx! for the murder trial of Willard F. Gaither in 104th District j Court had to sjumd Monday night alone in the Jones County jury dormitory    ‘ He is B. L. Perkins of Rt 2.; Merkel, first \ oiiiremnn question- i ed in the trial which opened Monday morning. Out of 12 others Batchelor Trial Witnesses Have Complexes, Doctor Says SAN A.NTOMO, Sept 20 medical man who has studiecl reactions in prisoner of war camps testified today that some wilne.sses .sjieaking again.st Up! Claude Batchelor “p r o b a b 1 y" suffered from a complex. Dr. Phillip Bloemsma of \Aa>h-ington. D.C., also said he believed such prosecution leslim my should be occepleil only if backeti up by similar te.'ilimany from “at least three or four other witne.vse.> " Dr. Bloemsma. a former medical officer in the Netherlands East Indies .Army who has written several articles on reactions of POWs, appeared as a defen.se witness for the Kermil. Tex., soldier Batchelor, who first chose to stay with his Red captors then changtxl his mind, is charged with aiding the enemy and informing on fellow prisoners while a PUW, Dr. Bloemsma said that during World War II POWs in Germany developed what was culknl a “barbod wira complex." In South east Asia It was calletl “a bamboo fence complex.” He said that the complex among other th.ngs makes POW.s lose interest in things outside their .St wkade fence, makes them su.spicious of fellow prisoners, and makes them se^lf centered and afflicted with self pity “It m.akes their minds narrow until a man is practicallv an animal,” Dr. BliH'msma said Ho testified that he believed no POW was wholly exempt from the complex. Earlier today Batchelor look the stand again and testified he always had loved his country He said he irietl to join the Army Intelligence after he got out of the Communist prison in Korea “to make up for any wrong I did." The cori>oral said that while he was still in Tokyo, awaiting return to the United Stales, he wrote Army Intelligence saying he had leariuHi to hate communism, had an insight into Communi.sl tactics and thought he could be of help. questioned Monday, six were excused by the court for cause, two by the state and four by the defense on peremptory challenges. Each aide is allowe<l to excuse 15 jurors without statmg their reasons. Two Had Opinions Prosecuting attorneys are qualifying the jurors on whether they have consi'ientious scruples against the death penalty and two were excuseil by the court for this reason. Two others said they had forme<l opinions alxiut the case which would take evidence to change t'ne man was disqualifie<i btx‘ause he said his acquaintance with Jones County Attorney Charlie Brownfield would affect his verdict and anotlier ntan was challenged because oi prejudice against Gaither due to the fact that Policeman Jimmy Spann’s death left a widow with two children. Queslioixs put to the \eniremen by Defense Attorney PtHer Hriola of San .Antonio indicated that he ba.'ios his defense of Gaither on insanity or self defense and that he may stH'k mitigation of an> {xmalty if e\idenee shows that Gaither was intoxicated when the shooting occurred Gaillwr is chargtHl with murder w ith malice in the gun battle death See GAITHER. Pg. 2-A. Col. 4 NEWS INDEX SiCTIQN * Women’« nowi Oil Sports SECTION • Editor lois Comics Rodio, TV ..... Form, morkcts . . . . 4 9 10-11 France Gives Rearming Plan To Assembly STRASBOURG, France, Sept. 20 French Premier Pierre Mendes -France today outlined plans for a treaty to jearm West Germany in Western defense which he said could be signed and ratified before the year’s end. The plan, which iMendes-France outlined to the European Consultative Assembly here, would tie West Germany in a tight European alliance including Britain before there is any step to add rearmed Germans to NATO's ranks.* The preliminary alliance would include Britain. West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg at least. Once it is formed, the Premier said. France would be less hostile to German entry into the 14 nation N.ATO. He has never said he would veto West Germany’s admission to the NATO pact that binds the United Slates to Western Europe's defenses, he declared. The main points of Mendes • France’s plan to plug the breech left by the French-killed EDC uni-’ fied army proposal are: '    1. .Any pact calling on West Ger many and France to unite to pro-I vide troops for common defense * must include Britain as a full part- * ner. The basis for the new alliance w'ould be the 1948 Brus.sels pact. 2. Top limits would be fixed on fighting forces of West Germany and other members of the alliance. 3. Construction of arnos facltwies i and arms product i(m would be: strictly supervised and controlled. The new alliance would be' tied closely to N.ATO. Mendes-1 France said this would reduce French resistance to West Ger- i many’s entry into NATO. 5. Quick drafting of a treaty of only 20 to 25 articles to carry out the plan. The Premier predicted the job could be done w ithin a _ month, w ith the member countries ■ ratifying the treaty before the end of this year. British Invitation For 9-Power Talks Accepted by U. S. ,    I W’.VSHINGTOX. Sept 20 .fu-Th- | United States tmiay formally ac-ce|^te<i flritain’s invitation to a. nine-power conference on German rearmament Sept. 28 in l.ondon. | Stale lAepartment press officer Lincoln White assembled newsm'"! to tell them of the receipt and acceptance of the British bid He said Secretary* of State Dulles “hopes’* to be able to fly fro»u Washington Saturday for London. That will depend. W’hile said, on “developments at the I N ” Adenauer to Attend BONN, Germany. Sept 20 .B— Chancellor Konrad Adenauer has accepttKl an invitation to attend the ninejiower conference twi German rearmament to be .held in London on Se^H. 28, it was an-iiounctHl tonight. BRONTE COUPLE'S BUILDING PLANS GO UP IN SMOKE BRO.NTE, Sept. 20 cRNS)— The house in which they had spent 48 of their aImost-50 years of marriage burned down around a Bronte couple Monday about 2:30 a.m. Mr, and Mrs. Forrest Clark, who will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in October, barely escaped from the blaze. They saved only the clothes they were wearing and a gun which Clark picked up on his way out of the house. Clark, a Bronte barber, awoke choking and smelled the fire in time to rouse his wife and escape. He is 78. his w'ife 72. The Clarks were planning to start remodeling the five-room frame home this week in preparation for their 50th anniversary celebration. They built the house in 1906. Mainland Pounded 18fh Straight Day TAIPEH. Formosa 'f* — Chinese Nationalist planes and warships Monday continued hammering Communist positions in the area of Amoy Island off the Chinese mainland opposite Formosa, GUEST WHAT? — Doris Perrv. 15-year-old Abilene High School sophomore and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Perry of 125 College Dr., makes like an Indian sun worshipper, but the big smile on her face was caused by something other than sun. Yep, it rained Monday in Abilene and Doris was happy about every little drop of it. Oh, yes. The garment on Doris’ shoulders is a—raincoat. (Staff Photo by Bob Gullevl 65 MPH Winds Hit Part of City By BILL BUTLER Winds up to 65 miles per hour and rainfall from .17 to .45 inches lashed a section of .Abilene Monday afternoon and caused a variety of property damage on the southside of the city. House roofs were partly blown away, windows broken, parts of buildings movc<i and other objects tossed around by the strong straight winds. Weather Bureau at Municipal .Airport gauged the winds at 65 miles per hour between 4 and 4:30 p.m. and a sptikesman at the bureau said the winds were only “straight winds, and not small or baby twisters” Inch at Buffalo Gap Buffalo Gatr received one inch of rain Monday afternoon and Winters recorded 40 inch with strong winds and some hail Miller Tank Co.. 2001 South WHERE IT RAINED Treadaway Blvd., seemed to suffer the m(^t damage from the . storm. I The winds picked up tw'O 150-bar-' rel oil field tanks, set one down : on a nearby railroad track and : rolled the other into a ditch. It also blew over a large treater an oil and gas separator used ! in oil fields' which is 18 feet high , and weighs about 2,700 pounds, picked it up and set it back down again on the ground. Was in Building I Mrs. Jimmy Miller, whose hus-I band is ow ner of the company, said she was in a small frame building at the company w'hen the wind struck. “The building was shaking like I an atomic bomb had hit it,” Mrs. * Miller said. ‘‘.And I was scared i to death.” j The building was rocked off its I foundation but no damage was I done to the roof. { A new car was also damaged ! at the Miller Co. when a sign I was blown onto its top. Fence Blown Down A children’s ferris wheel and fence were blown over at the Crescent Drive-In theater. Jack Potts. 3400 South Treada-See WINDS. Pg. 2-A. Col. 3 West Prepares Struggle Against Red China in UN ABILENE 1 Municipal Airport.......17, Total for Year ............11 51 Normal for Year ...........16 52 909 Hickory St. .. .............09 ! 1 2225 Edjiemont ... ......... • , 1450 Clinton ..... ......... . Tr. 1 1 1829 S. 8th ..... .......... . 20i 1426 N I9th ..... ........... Tr. 1 2942 Sw enson ..... ........... Tr 426 Poplar ..... ............35 1026 Ctnlar ......... . 10 LAKE ABILENE . .......... Tr. ! BUFFALO GAP ............ LOO WTNTEKS ...... .............40 «ft UNITED .N.ATIONS. NY. Sept. 20    —U S. sources said tonight the West is ready with a strong counterattack to meet expected demands of the f 'Viet bUw and India for admission of Red China to the UN. The West drew its line tighter as the Eighth General Assembly w ound up m a two minute session and the delegates prepared for the Ninth .Assembly, convening at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Secretary of Stale John Foster Dulles will be on hand to speak f<w the United States if and when Stniet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky brings up the Rev! Chinese issue. American dele gation members said. Getting ready for this fight, V.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge. Jr. j charged yesterday that Communist i China carried out 39 “warlike acts j of piracy” against ships and planes oi seven nations. Vishinsky kept quiet about his plans. He conferred in an hallway with delegates frwn Ciechoslovakia ’ and Poland. As he left he was asked if he would raise the question of admissiiHi of Red China tomorrow. Vishinsky smiled and said, *i don’t know.” Wesdern delegates said the procedure would follow that adopted last year Group Tears Down Flag OKounlry SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 20 (^ The Chilean government declared a state of siege < modified martial law) throughout most of the country today. President Carlos Ibanez said it was evident Communist elements planned to carry out a program of violence. The government apparently made up its mind to grasp additional powers, despite objections by the opposition in Congress, when a group of demonstrators at the northern Chilean copper town of Potrerillos ripped down the Chilean flag this morning, shouting: *.Are Communists’ “We are Communists, not Chileans.” Caches of dynamite were reported found later at the mine, run by a subsidiary of the American-owned Anaconda Copper Mining Co. The Communist party is outlawed in Chile. The government’s move was a surprise since labor troubles in the copper fields which have crippled the country’s economy for about a month appeared nearing a settlement. About 6,500 strikers at the El Teniente mine of the Braden Copper Co., a subsidiary of the U.S.-owned Kennecot Copper Co., returned to work today after a month-long walkout. However, 4,-500 miners at Potrerillos, who went out in sympathy with the El Teniente strikers, and 2,500 more at Chuquicamata were still out. The latter two mines are controlled by Anaconda. Wants Powers (I n Washington, diplomatic sources expressed the view Ibanez had decreed the state of siege to get powers for dealing with the strike which the Chilean Congress denied him last week. The Congress. in which Ibanez lacks a majority, ended its regular session Saturday. .A state of siege cannot be decreed while Congress is meeting. Ibanez called the legislators back into extraordinary session beginning Thursday, issuing his emergency decree before they reassembled.) THE WEATHER V. S. OEPARTMEVT OF COMMEBCE WEATHE* BlREAl ABiLKNE A.ND VICINITY - Clear to partb cImKly and c«»l*r Tuaaday and 1 W>dnMday. High Tueaday «5. Low Tu»*-da> n»*ht «5. High Wedneaday »5-9*. .NORTH CE.NTRAL TEXAS — Partlv . cloudy and txjolcr Tuaaday: widaly acai-' tarad Umndarahowar* in souUiaaal Wednaada) . «anaralLv fair and    ^ W EST TKX A.N Fair to partly cloudy • Tuaaday and Wednesday; couler WadOM-day and in Panhandle and Suutli Plain* i    CE-NTRAL TEXAS — Partly 1 cinudy Tu«»day and Wadnaeday witli wid^ I ly scattarad thundanfcow«». cooler Wod- TEMPKRATl&CS Mon A.M. •1 •I . •0 ..... 7» ..... 7« T7 ..... 7» ..... «2 ... Moa. P.M loe 101 «3 n »1 as «5 «7 .. 1:30 , 3:30 ., . 3:30 . .. 4:30 . ..    330 . .. «:30 . 7:30 . .    « 30 . .. 0:30 . 10.31 11:30    ----- ^    13:30 High and low temperature* tor 34 hours ended at « 30 p.m ; 10! and 73. Htsh and low tatr^raturaa same dato Uat yaar: 101 and 73 Sunaat laat ni«lil 4 30 p tn. S^r« today C:3t a m Sunset toni|hl 0:37 p.m. Baromatar raadtn« at OJO pm. ^IB. RalaUva humidity at 0:3« p m. 91 OS MOND.AY'S storm r.VUSED USUSU.VL I).AM \r.K IN ABILENE — Violent winds which hit Abilene Moiulay ifttrnoon caused damage which ranged from glass to iranplanted eai ports and boats. In the pi^to at left, E. L. Rogers. 1917 Butternut. lean.«? on a cari>ort which ianded in his front yard after winds blew it across the street. Center iihoto shows a Ivoat after it was stopped by a wire fence at the home of T. B. Elliff, 3H7 Highland. The l>oat, which was hitched to a boat trailer, was tossed bv the wind alnuit 100 yards into the hack yard of the KHiff home. Photo at right shows Frank Evans, 750 Mesquite, sweeping up glass from a plate glass window at the Henson Service Station. 2525 Butternut. Monday»! strong winds blew out the front window of the station. (Staff Photos by Bob GuUey). ;

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