Abilene Reporter News, September 25, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 25, 1954, Abilene, Texas //J Abilene 13 S'water 0 Breck 42 B'wood 7 Snyder 191 Ballinger 42 Bowie (EP) 0| Anson 0 C-City 33 Winters 0 Stamford 40 Albany 19 BTpring 34 St'ville 6 Hamlin 19 Posi 6 Cisco 40 Rotan 6 Roby 19 Rule 13 Rochester 12 Munday ' 6 FAIRChe Chilene toortcr-'J^ettiíí MDRNmG"WITHOUT OR Wl IH Oi-FtNSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"--ByronTOlTLlSiv, NO. 101 AsiocmiedPresstAP) ABILENE. TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPT. 25, 1954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c UN Panel Seeks Vote Of Full Body on Atom IKE MEETS INDIANS—President Eisenhower smilingly shakes hands with Cher-rill Conner, 5. one of a group of Indian youngsters who greeted him before he took off from Pendleton. Ore.. on his speech making trip. In center is Marilyn Williams, 4, who also shook hands with the President.    _ DEFENSE QUESTIONS: Did Gaither's Fire Fatal Bullet? Cun By GKOR(;iA .N’KLSON Reportrr-.News Staff Writer ANSON. Sept. 24—The State of Freeman Davis of 3301 South Fourth St.. .Abilene gunsmith, told of repairing two .25 caliber auto- Whose Gan Killed? WV T Sadler of Merkel policeman, testified briefly as the last witness of th# day. Purpose state    ot    of her testimony was to prove     ^ Trv.. ■ Vin offerina ov'idonce    husband    hill«!    on,    malic    pistols    and    returning    them prove it, charge that Willard F.! •!!“'"»< Gaither.    ------—- ■ Bill)    Gaither    killed    Ahilene    Po-1 .Mrs. Spann    was slightly    ner-    [>,,    „    .    .............. liceman Jimmy Spann with malice    vous but displayed no emotion testified that Spann died of a gun- aforethought    I    while on the stand. She said her wound inflicted by a "small Gaither's    trial,    which    open«!    hu.sband    came    home lor sup^r    caliber"    .shot He de.wibed the the night of June 1< and that she ami    their    two children    left home lo    go to    church before    Po liceman Da\ IS picked up his ft How otticer. which opencnl Monday, shifted into high gear Friday morning    after the last juror was chosen and testimony i>egan at 10:20 am. When selection of the jury extended into the fourth day of the trral it began | to appear that a jury could not be ol>tained without calling additional veniremen    Four men re- maineti on the ortitinal venire of j 175 when C. H    Graves. An.«on | merchant, was .sworn in lo complete the panel 11 Held at (¡unpoint Mrs W K Martin of 1709 South 2.Trd SL. .\bilene, was the first ot seven state witne.sses to take THE WEATHER wounds which both Spann and Gaither receivcHi in the gun battle that ended the {wliceman’s life Lila Fern Martin. .Abilene city ...    .. secretary, was called lo the stand i things he wants to do but cannot for the introduction in evidence do because of influences—^litical Taft-Hartley Action Ponds, Ike Tells AFL LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 President Eisenhower promised anew today that his administration will remove "union-busting" provisions from the Taft-Hartley law and he will give sympathetic consideration to all organized labor’s views. Eisenhower received a politely warm reception from delegates at the American Federation of Labor’s annual convention and was interrupted a half dozen times by applause. While conceding that his administration has so far failed to carryout its pledge to change the Taft-Hartley labor law. Elsenhower said "a solid Democratic vote in the Senate’’ had been responsible for defeating his amendment proposals. The President, continuing his campaign to retain Republican control over Congress in this fall’s elections, made no direct appeal for .AFL support but asked the delegates to carry his "vey best wishes" to their union members. After Eisenhower finished speaking, delegates gave him a halfminute standing ovation. AFL President George Meany thaidced him and said while the AFL often disagrees with administration policies, it recognizes "a lot of nice things too." Dave Beck, an AFL vice president and head of the big .AFL Teamsters I’nion said he believed Eisenhower’s speech "convinced everyone that in his heart he is for labor, but I believe there are WHERE 30 DIED IN JET FUEL BLAST—Smoke pours from the 120,000-gallon tank of American jet fuel which exploded at Bitburg. Germany, killing at least 30 persons. The big tank, at the end of a NATO pipeline from France, was one of a group storing fuel for the U. S. Air Force. Firefighters keep an eye on the blazing tank, which is hidden by the hillside. Unanimous Rule Asked by Russia UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., Sept. 24 (i^P)—With Russia insisting on recording a unanimous vote, the U.N. Steering Committee recommended today full General Assembly consideration of the new United States proposals fop peaceful uses of atomic energy. With obvious heat, Soviet First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky told the 15-member committee that Moscow has not rejected the proposals originally laid down by President Eisenhower last Dec. 8, contrary to a statement by Secretary of State Dulles that it had. He read from a Soviet note ----------- U.S. May Warn France On Defense LONDON. Sept. 24 J^The United States intends warning France that she cannot assume American troops will stay in Europe if she rejects plans to rearm West Germany. informed diplomats reported tonight. Russians eventually might try to French Premier Pierre Mendes-bring the .American proposals with- France has accepted the idea of dated Sept. 22 stating the Russians are ready to continue conversations. Ask Unanimoas Vote Vishinsky also said the Soviet Union favored sending the American item to the Assembly. When the Assembly president, Eelco N. Van Kleffens. of the Netherlands, .caid there was no opposition to that move, Vishinsky demanded that the record show a unanimous vote to prevent future misunderstandings. Van Kleffens said it would. The first debate will be held later this fall in the Assembly’s Political Committee. Diplomats familiar with Russian policy moves speculated that the Red China Hit python eats viiiiiM mouse, trap in the scope of the United Nations. This would permit them a voice in the operations of such a plan. Russia May Join Some diplomats also professed to believe that the Russians even- French conditions tually will find a way to join the pletely acceptable West Germany’s entry into the .North Atlantic .Alliance — under certain conditions. But, the informants said, the are not com-to the United of an .Abilene city ordinance granting police officers the right to influences—that surround him." Richard Gray, president of the I S nH’VRTMKXT OK lOMMKRll W$    Bl    KKVl ABII.FNL VM> VlClNirV F4»r Saturday. partly ckmdy Saturday Hush Saturday nrar 92 Ia-« Saturday nmhl aExml a«t Huth Sunday near «5 NOHTH IKNTKXI. TKXXS iTaar to parth chnidy Midrb acattrroU thunder-^h.<uVr*> and twiler in    Satur- da% ti'.d in m»rlh pnrta»ti Sunday WKsT TKWS Vlo»*.b ckHidy with oc-rakixnal liitht ram and wulrb n.itter Satunlay and Sun- make arrests Without warrants un- powerful AFL Building Trades der certain si>ecifievl circum-; l>^‘Partment and an F.sen^wer ; supporter, praised the address, ‘    Another    AFL vice president. A J. Hayes, who also heads the .AFL The size of the wounds Spann' suffert*d bt'came a vital point when Dt'fense Attorney Peter Bri-ola of San Antonux while cro-ts-examining Policeman Davis, injected the theory that Gaither’s gun did not kill the officer the stand Two Abilene polieemen, :    '    and    st'uih Walter Wt>od and W, T.    ci«r    to    partb    ck.ud,, later corroborated her account of : Vkul. b « »urrrd Oiunelei>.htm«T» n»-ar how Gaith.-r h.-ld Ihent and nine    Briola    demanded    of    Dav- other per-ons, ineludinii    .''2irTH“"ri.'ïî'’KrL Tt v,-«    i-.n. childr**n, al gunpoint m the Mar- j    wuifb    «»ueiod    thumifr tin home la.l June 17, Al that time    ~ rk.MPl KATl Machinist.s Union, said he wished "there were more tc comment about in the President’s speech” "I wish he had said more about what we in labor are concerned alxHit." Hayes said. "That includes ‘ Lsn’t it a fact that one of economic stability, unemployment, your bullets struck Officer housing, health and our détériorât^ ing relations with other countries” IS. the -Martins were living at 1976 Sayles Blvd jilrs Spann, widow of the slam Autopsy Order Given Before Man Concerned Dies TRENTON. N J . St pl 23 IT'~ Superior Gourl, in what tiu* judge describtnl as a "radicar’ decision, today ordei'tHl that an autopsy he l>eiformeti on the boily of a school janitor when he die.* Superior Four! Judge C Tliumas Sc'hettiiio said the autopsy should be p«*rfuiined on the Ihh1> of Harry Estelle. .52. of Red Bank. imnuHli-ately after his death and despite his wife’s objections The judge, in terming the ruling "radical’’, declaretl that no court had ever directed an autopsy be lore a person’s death The background on the unusual case IS thi.* Estelle, now iHHlridden and ui serious c(»ndition in lu.s home, won an Satt.tKKi damage .suit against tlu Srtday .A S4 64 tvj 64 »rid«» r M 86 M M lb 71 70 IM •} 10 s .w 4 JO a » 6 JO 7 JO 73    «    JO 77    9 SO    to    ‘0    •    ~ jb    11    W    — •4    12    .»    — Hikh «n<l k-w lifmiHfriturt'» lor U hiHii* riuti',1 4t 6 Ji' 91* »nü Hiili «nd K>w trmiH>i*tur*« »äm« dkt* ImbI yt-ar »3 «nd 64 SumiH l»»t nUltU 6 .34 p m Sum»* to d»y 6 a»* lit Sun»rt loni*hi * J1 B*n*ni«orr rradm* *t 9 30 p m M 31. RpUtoe humidtiy «I • 30 p m S*'.- bn the economic situation. Ei-Bullei Holes in Shirt    senhower said he had listened Briola tkJitH-'ttxl strenuously to, the past and would continue to lis-Special Pnxsecutor F.sco Walter’s | ten to organized labor’s protxjsals efforts to prove by the bullet holes ; on what should be done "about left m Spaiui's shirt that he could | meeting ^vious soft spots in our not have bei'ii killed by a shot i economy from Davis’ gun He succee^led in preventing Walter from having Davis, while on the witness stand, try to put a .38 cahl>er shell (the size Davis’ gun fires) through the holes in the shirt. Another dispute over the size Set GAITHER. Pg. t-A. Col. 3 While (rankly staling that he and the .AFL ocx'asionally disagree. Eisenhower refrained from going so far as did Secretary of Labor Mitchell in a speech to the con\en-tion earlier this week Mitchell accused the AFL of being "unfair" in what he said was abnost stead-fa.st AFL opiHJsition to everything carrying a Republican party tag For 23d Day T.AIPEH, Formosa. Saturday. SepN 25 jP—Amid speculation that the dormant Chinese civil war is being actively resumed. Nationalist planes and warshios raked the Red ccast yesterday for the 22nd straight day. The Defense Ministry claimed five Red gunboats and two armed junks sunk and eight other military craft damaged in air blows both north and south of the rubbled Communist por^ of Amoy. The big question on Formosa was whether the present hostilities will remain localized around the Amoy area — 120 miles across Formosa Strait from Formosa — or flare up into something bigger. It was noted that the operations now going on are much larger than anything since the Reds invaded the big south China island of Hainan in the spring of 1950. The fall of Hainan all but ended hoistililies — aside from occasional raids — until the big Communist bombardment of the island of Quemoy Sept. S. The impression was gaining ground here that Sept. 3 marked the active resumption of the civil war. FORT WORTH. Sept. 24 uP-Susie, a four-foot female pythwi, came to Fort Worth today with a mouse trap in her stomach. The trap had a mouse in it, too. But everything is ail right. Susie underwent surgery tonight in Forest Park Zoo. She parted company with mouse and trap. Drs. R. G. I,ewis of Terrell and M. S. Weedon of Waxahachie, veterinarians, performed the operation. Susie, a pet pjthon belonging to Mrs. .Anna King of Terrell, swallowed the mouse trap earlier today. Susie has the run of Mrs. King's home and apparent^- encountered the mouse trap in her travels about the premises. Senate to Meet Nov. 8 On Censuring McCarthy VSASHINGTGN. SihH 24 .P The it will In.* made public S*MUito will come back lo Washing-i li is reiHirlwi to run 60Akk) words, ttm Nov 8 to con.sider in the com-i dividtMl alHnit evenly belwt^en * paratne quiet of an after-election I summary of the evidence and the session whether to cei.sure Sen. committee's findings McCarlhy iKWis'. The date, which is six da\s aller Panel Approve* the i’laim th.it he itmtrailed a iunii di.scasc irom t ttal du.sl while on the janUonal job The award later wa.* set aMde on tlie ground it was a workmens eomiM'iisiition ea.se and should not have been handleil as a civil suit. The iMMird. the in.suied party as Estelle's emplo.ver, asktnl fur the aulopsN fieeause, it saiti, emfialm-mg fluid injiHted into a Insly a Jew hums after death ctiuld kill all haeteria m the lungs and thus destroy evidenet* that might be essential in the ca.se The hoard said it wanftHl a ruling on it* request iH'fure L.stelle i death la-cause it "would hv an Im IHissihihly for the bt»aid to find out alKiut the death am. obtain a eourt wder for an auloj -> Indoie the emfialmlng fhud was intiiHiuc-ed into the bmly ’’ l»y Sen Knowiaud »H Calif* at hi* Jiume III i)akland. The SiMiale’s majority leader diselosiHl U after eonfenmg with Sen Lyndon Johnson of Texas, the Senate Demo-ei atie leader Ntsnn Endorses Hale Vice President Nixon endorsed the choice of a |H»st election date. There had be«‘H some agitation to hold the siH'cud .session earlier, luit a numlH*r of senatoivs prote.Hled that It would interfere with jjolitl-cal eampaigns if candidates for ieolectu*n had lo drop everything and return to Washing!i»n Indme Nov 2 Stime were not eager to go , on rentrd on the McCarthy Issue hcfoie balloting day Meanwhile, the special commit-: tee which held public hearings on; the censure charge.* announced | completion of its report and said I by the six iiicmlH«r commitliH'. Earlier in the day Sim. Johnson said al Austin. Tex . that he had conferriHl with a large number of Ik'iniK'ratic senators and "we are ready to meet the issue as sornt us the rejHirt is submitted " J Mark Trice, si^'ietary of the Senate, said Knowland had tele-phoiuHl him and told him that Johnson would telegraph the Dt'iuo NEWS INDEX SICTION A newt Oil Iportt SICTION • iditoriali Camici    ...... Petm, markati .,... Radi«, TV _______ Monday, cratic cloaranc'e for the Nov. 8 date. "If 1 get the message from Johnson by tomorrow morning. I’ll send out a call for the sjH'Cial session llten," Trice told a re-aid I porter. Chairman Watkms said the com-mitU'e report will be one that could serve as the basis for a definite showdown vote by the St'u-aie, but he refused in advance to say whether it conlainetl recommendations for censure or noncensure Rant Ji»b IVune "Re are glad to get this job done no matter how unpleasant it has been." Watkins c'ommented. The rt'jH»iT cmers. among tXher things, nine days of iHiblic hearings on fi\ e groups of charges filed by Sens Flanders (H Vt). Ful blight iDAik' and Morse tlnd-Ore ' Commiltct' sounvs said it deals *eparately with each of the five categories of charges, with each category ctMUaining the coiumtl-lee'# coiiclusiuiu. Boy, 9, Foils From Stands, Breoks Arm Paul l>odd. 9. of 3193 South Fifth St.. suffered a broken arm in a fall from bleachers at Fair Park Stadium late Friday night. The boy was taken to Hemlriek Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery No reptJrt of his condition was available from the hospital. Cool Front Brings Showers to State By THE .ASSOa.ATED PRESS A cool front inched into Northwest Texas late Friday, bringing brisk weather and light showers with It It IS expected to reach the Dallas-Fort Worth area late Saturday. The northern Panhandle took the brunt of the cool, damp weather Friday afternoon The Dalhart high was 67 degrees. Amarillo had an afternoon high of 87, but the temperature dripped quickly as the front moved in. El Paso had a .13 inch shower and Salt Flat got 03. Brownsville, al the opposite tip of the state, got a 40 inch shower late in the after-ntxin, and more ram was reported west of there. Presidio had a 98-degree maximum. the day’s high scheme, especially since they have states, Bniam, West Germany and learned Ihfl'nited States and some i of Its friends are going ahead with ( developing the plan regardless of    .Mu.>sler, Assemble What the Soviet I'nion does.    Foreign ministers oi nine nations Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.. chief plan to assemble here for a con-.American delegate, told the Steer-: ference next week on ways of re-ing Committee at a brief session • storing political and military that the United States wanted to equality to the disarmed Germans put before the Assembly a new, _a conference that could make or item which follows:    i    break the Atlantic Alliance. "International cooperation in de-!    prance. West Germany, Britain, the United Slates, Italy, Canada. Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Chancellor Konrad Ad«iauer of West Germany tomght endorsed ,. , u •    ■    British Foreign Secretary Anthony tte world from sharing its bene-1 I Germany’s sovereignty and admit-! ting her to a revised Brussels pact j and NATO. ; The European Consultative .Assembly at Strasbourg, an advisory veloping the peaceful uses of atomic energy:    report of the United States of America.” Lodge said that the refusal of the Soviet Unitm to join the plan could not be allowed to prevent U.S. T# Report He said there probably is no single matter before the Assembly that promises more constructive benefits for mankind. His item indicates, however, the United Slates will merely report to the U.N. and will carefully refrain from giving the U N. a voice in creating an atomic agency. Selwyn Uoyd, Britain, joined See .ATOM, Pg. ^A. Coi. 1 group of representatives from 15 West European parliaments, by a vote of 65 to 8 today urged that the London conference let West Germany rearm and strengthen N.ATO. But the Assembly took no p$»sition about opening NATO to West Germany. PLANE LANDED SAFELY 4 I 8-10 2 Men Teor Dazed Pilot Off Jet Bomber Controls SAN BERNARDINO. Calif .fi-A youthiul Air Forc'e flier and a civilian Thursday engaged in a dramatic struggle in the air to wrest tvntrol of a jet bomber from : the da; »Hi and b.4dly injurtHi pilot i The plane (mallj was landed safely The tour jet B45 Tornado bomber had taken off from Norton Air For»*? Base on a test flight At 15,001» feet the ciK’kpit canopy blew off. striking the pilot on the head. The ba.*e siK»ke.*man said th.s followed: The canopv cut a Jtvp ga.sh and left the piUH. t'apt Gerald E. Mann. 33. stimiuHl and irruti.mal The 1*0 pilot I t IKinald J Rowley. 30. a recent Air Foiv« fl^’ing Khooi graduate making his third flight in , this tyjJe of plane-tried lo take j over the bomber with Ms controls. The pikH, with bloitd blinding < him. fought to retain control. The btimber flew in great wavering circles as the two struggled hx control Arden L Hellwig, aircraft overhaul mstJect»»r abo aboard, worked his way along a catwalk to the ; pilot’s iHK'kpit He finally managed | to tear Ca^ Mann from Uie con-‘ trols and hold him. Row ley. a boybh lieutenant who never had landed such a heavy plane, set It down on the base field. Mann, chief of the Norton AFB flight test inspecUon divtsion, is reported in criucal coadiuon. I'lSHKR.M.VN’S BODY RKMOVKD—The body of Aikichi Kuboyama. Japanese fisherman who died in a Tokyo hospital, is removed from the sick room where he died by nurses who attendetl him during his illness. A sister of the dead man is shown weeping tcenteri and Dr. Shibenobu Kuriyama. vice director of Tokyo National Hospital, ig in foreground. The first autopsy report fixed "radiation sickness“ as the fundamental cause of death. He wag exposed to fallout dust from lb® U. S. H-bomb test. ;

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