Abilene Reporter News, September 29, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 29, 1954, Abilene, Texas SHOWERS, MAYBE I/i-®i)e ^Wlene 3^eporter-i0etPii"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron MDRNÎNG VOL. LXXIV. NO. 104Aumciated Press (AP)    ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPT. 29,1954—TWENTY FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Arms Controls Split Power Conference Search for Boy, 8, Ends in Foilure CO.NFtlKK.VCE OPENS—This was the see the nine-power conference on German itai Struve Hensel, assistant U. S. Defense Sec ter Dulles; Livingston Merchant, U. S. assis ric, permanent head of the British Foreig thony Eden; Sir Frank Roberts, British For Destaercke. Belgium's permanent Represe Minister Paiil-Henri Spaak. lie in tne Lancaster House in JLonuon as mament opened. From left, front: H. retary: U. S. Secretary of State John Fos-tant secretary of State; Sir Ivone Kirkpat-n Office; British Foreign Secretary An-eign Office Deputy Undersecretary; Andre ntative to NATO, and Belgium Foreign Army Men Say Batchelor Knew Right From Wrong S.W ANTON'IO. Sept. 28 Two j whrn Rntchclor wa.s arrested here Army psychiatrists today tes'ified in March, Cpl Vlaude Batchelor ‘'knew right i Seeal testified Batchelor was “in from wrong*' while a prisoner of' pertect contact with reality when w.i’" in Korea    he returned from t ommumst capti- Balrhelor, 22, Kermit, Tpv . h.is 'ily, lie s.iid the .«oldier was •'not iH'en on trial here tor nearly a month on charges of collaborating with the enemy and informing on tellow roW.s. The soldier’s defense attorneys have claimed Batchelor is innocent of collaboration by reason of temporary insanity. They denied be ever informed on a fellow prisoner. Most of the testimony today del- reaction ved into psychiatry - its terms'    p.sychiatrist yes- and meanings    ,Urdav testified a ‘ zombie’’ reac- The two Army psychiatrists were (jon was one in which the prisoners Maj. Henry A Segal and Col. .M- showed apathy toward returning sick’’ psychiotrically Segal also said he did not believe it was possible to cause a person to become mentally ill by inducing a psychosis. He said in his interview with Batchelor after the soldier’s return he nottKi that Batchelor differed from many returning POWs in that Batchelor did not tvive a ‘ zombie’’ bert J. Glass. Roth are stationed at Walter Heed .Medical Center. Washington, I) C. Segal interv i c u e d Batchelor when the soldier returned to V S .\rmy control after chang ng his mind about remaining with the Communists. Glass interviewed the soldier Heart Alfack Kills Writer CHAPKL HU L. N C . .Sept 28 -f—Novelist James StriH't, author ot ‘ The Gauntlet.” “Tap Roots. ” and many other best-sQllers, died tonight following his collap.se of a heart attack at a meeting in Chapel liill. Street, wlnise most recent novel was “Goodbye, My Lady," became ill after proenting awards at a metding of the North Carolina .AsNocialed i’ress Broadcasters He »as rusheti to North Carolina Memorial Hivspital at Chapel Hill and died at 10.50 p m. <EST', a tew minutes after his admission. The novelist had resided in Chape! Hill since 1946 His wife and his daughter. Ann. were at his bt'dside when he died. Street was about 50 years old. home Glass tesiifitHi in his opinion Batchelor v\as free of any mental defects during his captivity and able tc. tell “right from wrong” Batchelor’s civilian defense attorney. Joe! Westbrook of San Antonio. read a paragraph of Glass’ original r e p o r t on his interview With Batchelor. It said, in effect, that while Batchelor wa.s a POW’. lontliness and homesickness made him vulnerable to suggestions that he t>ecome a member of the Communist fold Glass said this »as simply a speculation Dr. Leon FretHiom, Baltimore. Police Seeking SU,000 Cash, Teller, Wife, Kids NEW YORK, Sept 2B if^A 23-vear-old bank teller disappeared today with more than $82,000 from a Staten Island bank, and apparently took his wiie and three children with him. Asst. U. S. Atty. Peter Passal-acqua of Brooklyn obtained a \*A»r-raiit for the arrest of John Biemer ot Stapleton, for absconding with the money. The FBI was calUni in. Sidney 0. Simonsim. Richmond county district attorney, said Siem-er, a gangling six-tiHiter. had workc'd at the West Brighton brancli of the Staten Island National Bank A Trust Co for more than two years He said Sienier didn’t .xhow up for work today. A woman who identilied herself as Siemer’s sister called the hank and said Siem-er had o\ erslepl and would be lale, SaiHUiMin said. Bank oftieuds began to check, anil found Siemer’s teller cage short ot ail its hills—a lUlle more than $82.000 worth. The bank immediately notified the U. S. attorney’! office and la-tar authorltiei were informed. , They went to Siemer’i four-room apartment, tnd found the family gone. Gordon Named New Haskell Police Chief HASKELL. Sept. 2« (RNS> — Billy Tom Goition, deputy sheriff of Haskell County, has been nam-eti new chief of police for the city ot Haskell. The city council announciHi Gordon’s selection at its Tuesday night meeting here Gordon takes the pi>st which has been vacant since Sept. 7. when Johnny Adkins resigned to take another job. Adkins had served as police chief since last April Gordon is a long-time resident of Ha.skell and has servtsi the sheriff’s department for the past four years. lie is an overseas veteran of World W’ar 11 He will assume his new duties Friday. test Tied for the defense yesterday I bv deposition. He said Batchelor was a victim of induced political I psychosis. ' Lt. Col. Donald L Manes Jr.. law officer — or judge — of the court-martial, asked Glass about “}40litical psychosis.” “Did Hitler have a political psychosis”” he asked. • “That is speculation.” Glass replied. “Nothing like this has ever been demonstrated Do you mean a psychosis restricted only to politics”” "Yes.” said .Manes. “I think this is rather nonsense,” Glass replied. Sen. McCarran Collapses, Dies B C I. I. L T I ,N HAWTHORNE. Nev., Sept. 28 —Senator Pat .McCarran (D-Nevl for 20 years a senator collapsed and died tonight while addressing a Democratic rally. He was 78. Girl Bullfighter INIil Go Home BIG SPRING. Tex , Sept 28 Lfv-Patricia McCormick, the girl bullfighter who was gored by a bull in the Ciudad Acuna. .Mexico, ring Sept. 5, will be brought to her Big Spring home Thursday. She has been in a hospital at Del Rio. Tex . across tlie border from Ciudad Acuna, since a big black bull caught her on his horns. She suffereti pelvic Injuries. Siorx CITY. Iowa, Sept. 28 'Æ —An all-day search into parts of i three Midwest states for a trace ! of Jimmie Bremmer, 8, who van- i ished mysteriously from his Sioux i City home a month ago, was con-1 eluded at sundown today. The outcome of volunteer efforts of Boy Scouts, soldiers, businessmen and housewives was briefly summed up by Asst. Police Chief Russell White: “Nothing new.” Harry Gibbons, chief of detectives. said their are no plans to continue an organized search for j the missing son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brammer. White said more than 100 telephone calls were received from ; persons during the day giving information about the boy. He said each lead will be checked out tomorrow by police and .National Guardsmen. Police called it the greatest hunt in Sioux City history. It encom-pa.ssed ponion.s of adjoining Nebraska and South Dakota. Boy Scouts from nearby Homer and South Sioux City. Neb., were briefed by .National Guard officers here before beginning their search. Rivers, creeks, underbrush areas, vacant Iols, cisterns, trash heaps and industrial premises w'ere among locations combed as the search progressed Searchers were afoot, horseback, in jeeps and boats in this latest effort to crack the riddle of Jimmie’s strange disappearance. It was about 8 p.m. on Aug. 31 that Jimmie, bare-waisted above his blue jeans, bid goodnight to his pal Steve Counterman and walked off in the gathering dusk toward the Bremmer home a few yards away. The two boys had been watching TV at a neighbor's house. Jimmie had promised to be home about 8. Soon after this hour his mother called for him. No answer. She telephoned the homes of his friends. No Jimmie. .At 11:15 Mrs. Bremmer called police. Thus began a “missing boy” case which Detective Chief Harry* Gibbons calls “the most baffling in Sioux City history.” Jimmie’s distraught parents are convinced he was abducted but no ransom note nor any other clue has come to them. His father is a bakery checker of modest income. Their home is in a hilly area where wide sections are in open fields or underbrush. They also have two young daughters. Parents Go on Stand In Rape, Slaying Trial GOVERNOR AS ACTOR—Gov. Allan Shivers of Texas rehearses his movie role with actress Jane Wyman as shooting began in Hollywood, Calif., on the governor's part in ‘‘Lucy Gallant,”* in which Shivers plays the role of the Governor of Texas. In his one scene, Shivers as the governor is on hand to introduce the actress, who plays the part of the owner of a large Texas store, at ceremonies opening the new store. NEWS INDEX SECTION A BRADY. Tex., Sept 28 T»-Testi-mony started today in the trial of Airman Jimmy Shaver of San Antonio. charged with the rape and slaying of Sharee Joe Horton, 3. in San .Antonio July 4. Selection of a jury was completed at 11:30 a m. Testimony began this afternoon. Tlie .'ii'ven witne.sses included Hit-parents of the child. Mr. and Mrs. J C. Horton: Fred .Adams, and .Air Force men Sumpter Brawley, Hen- State Parks Show Attendance Boost AUSTIN. Sept. 28 ufL-Attendancf at Texas stale parks showeil a healthy increase this year over last year, the State Parks Board reported today. Total for the season that closed Sept. 1 was 3.824,477 visitors. Last year it was 3.529,349. Texas Taxes 7th in Nation DALLAS. Sept. 38 wfL-The two billion dollars Texans paid in federal taxes for the fisal year of 1954 was the seventh largest collection in the nation, the Internal Revenue Service reported today. The total was $2.193.724.847. Here is a break - down of the taxes in rounded figures: Texas corjKiraiion and income and pro-; fits taxes. 6iao million; withheld income taxes and old age insurance, 760 million: individual income taxes not in the withheld category, 388 million. Fiscal year collections of more than one-half billion dollars were reported for both Oklahoma and Louisiana. Less than one-half billion was collected from each .Ark-an.sas and New Mexico. States ahead of Texas in collections are New York. Michigan. Illinois. California, Pennsylvania and Ohio. ry G. Mueller, Walt Ibell and M. Sgt. Wilton L. Rodgers. The parents testified they were .A Tavern in San Antonio from which the little girl disappeared the night of July 3. Her body was found in a gravel pit the next day .Adams was owner of the Lazy per.sona! friends of Adams and had gone to see him. They said they had their two children the girl and a boy. 6, with them. They testified the children played shuffle board, then got into an argument and the little girl went outside. After a few minutes, the parents said they got worried and went after her. They said she had disappeared. Brawley testified he had been with Shaver in a tour of San .Antonio taverns and Shaver had driven him back to Lackland AFB about 11-30 p m. 'The other Air Force men. all from Kelly Field, were in the Lazy A Tavem that night and hdt>ed search for the child. Women's News 4 0« Hew« to Sports 14, IS SECTION B EditorioU ........ ......2 Comics ......... ......3 Ctossified ....... ......3 Rfldio-TV ..... 6 Form, Morkets .... 6, 7 Sweetwater School Bond Vote Slated For Early November First Snowfall Hits Montana HELENA. Mont.. Sept. 28 * — Snow, rain and winds charged into Montana today with the first storm of the season. Snow plows were called out by the Montana Highway Department to clear some mountain roads. The plows scooped up to 12 in'-hes of snow from some roads. NATO Gels Nod in Plan By Adenauer LONDON, Sept. 28 (¿^France and her Western Allies disagreed tonight on how to prevent any runaway German rearmament. The question emerged as the key issue before the nine-power conference meeting to free and rearm West Germany in the .Atlantic alliance. French Premier Pierre Mendes-France called for a seven-nation European armaments authority to control the production and supply of weapons in West Germany, France. Holland. Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy. Britain would be an uncontrolled seventh partner. German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer proposed instead that controls be exercised by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization over all of its continental European members. West Germany would become N.ATO’s 15th member nation. Oulles. Eden Join Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and British Foreign Secretary .Anthony Eden backed .Adenauer’s proposal. It appeared ^that support also would come from* the other nations participating — Italy. Canada, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. Although difficulties arose, key delegations voiced a cautious optimism that agreements in principle on freeing and rearming the West Germans would be reached this week. “Prospects are good,” an official British spokesman said. Experts worked far into the night in search of a compromise between the French and other delegations’ views. Some delegations suggested a solution may He in letting NATO and the seven-nation group share controls. Adenauer suggested giving .N.ATO more powers to insure effective controls. Conference informants said the French, invaded three times in r rtfiivii, iiiviiuru tiinrc iiiiifs u By mid-afternoon, six inches of - generations by German hord snow had fallen on Great Falls,' in central Montana. The Weather Bureau said snow also fell at Cut Bank. Helena. Havre. Lewistown. Butte. Livingston and Bozeman. Lew islow n had about tw o inches on $540,000 TO DIXON-YATES Ex-Official Charges Users Paying Power Tribute' WASHINGTON. Sept. 28 (f» - J D Stieteiiroth. former Mi.s.si.<isippi Power A Light Co. olficial, testified totiay that Mi.ssisMppi |x»wer Users “are paying tribute” to a holding company now stvking new faeilUies near the TennesstH* Valley. Stieleiiroth testified that, among other charges. Missis.sippi rate payer.s are contributing $540.000 anluially to uneariuHi dividemls for the Middle Smith Utilities, Inc., parent c*ompany of the Mississippi coiii-ern, Mahile South and the Southern Co. make up the Dixon Yates group now negotiating a controversial government contract, ordered by President Kitenhower, for a new steam |4ant to service Memphn*. Tenn.. consumer! over Tennessee Valley Authority lines. E H Dixon, pre.sident of Middle South, was prcstmt at t?se hearing before the Senate Antimonoindy sulK-ommittee but did not testify Steitenroth. w ith tears in hi.s eyes, said he had paid “a terrible personal sacrifii'e”--lo.ss of his joli, j>ension and insurance—in order to challenge “the süanglehold that Wall Street has” over Mississippi power users. Stietenroth was first sus|H*nded and later dischargmt us principal financial officer of the Mississippi firm after he .startmi hU attack. He testifkHt that the “yoke of dominât ion” which lie said is exereiseti by jxiwer companies is “too big for Congrivis" and can be bixiken “only by the people of the United States.” The newest power prdbe, which could have political repi'rcussioiis, 0{>eiied on an angry note. Before SUetenroUi testified, Chainnan Langer (R-ND> refused to hear Daniel James of New York attorney for Middle South, and gaveled down James’ attempts to s|H'ak James told newsmen later he was trying to otter doi'uments which he said would certify to the correctness of the utility’s reconl.s Man EUctrocuted Constructing Dock MINFHAL WELUS. Ijpt . Sept 2« i.^-Ed Holmes, owner of a Fk»>-datia radio station, wal elet'-trocuted today while building a boat dock at his ramp at Possum Kingdom Lake. WUnes.ses said Holmes w as standing In the water and picked up • powM- saw. Duval Jurors See Shepperd SAN DIEGO. Tex . Sept. 28 «4-A grand jury that is investigating the financial affairs of Duval County spent an hour with State Ally. Gen John Ben Shepperd today. All Shepperd had to say before returning to Austin was that he was busy there and “wouldn’t have left if 1 didn’t have important business down here.” The jury also heard the president j of the Benavides School District, j Joe Baello.    ; SWEETW.ATER. Sept. 28. <RNS' — Sw ectwater school trustees made ____________ plans .Monday night for a special - the ground. $3(X).0<X) bond election to build a The 12-inch snowfall covered new elementary- school and erect a v. S. Highway 2 at the south edge vocational building adjacent New- of Glacier National Park, in north-man High School.    ^    west    Montana.    Crew^    had the roaJ 1 The board will set the date for open early Tuesday, the election at its next meeting,! Below - freezing temperatures ' Oct. 13. Probable date for the elec- were predicted for tonight with tion will be Nov. 2 or Nov. 3. it was continued ccxrf readings Wednes-reported.    day. The proposed elementary school will replace the old J. P Cowen school, and the vocational building will be situated just west of the present high school building on the |    thundershowers were resite now occupied by the old Sweet-    |ate    Tuesday    afternoon in water high school building which    surrounding    .AbUene by will be razed.    i    weather Bureau at Municipal WlhIc Forest, president of the | Airport and Wednesday’s forecast school board, said the new bond is-' caHj for possible showers to fall sue will not affect the school tax oyer Abilene, rate nor prtH>^rty valuations. j Cooler and cioudy weather Total cost of the project figures might bring the showers over Abi-around $395.000. but the school dis- j lene lale W ednesday. according to the Weather Bureau. Tuesday’s high reading was 96 with the low being 69 Weatherman Says It Might Shower irict has $1^.000 on hand. THE WEATHER r. ». Dt:Pv«TMi;sT    or cowwracr ur.iTHra wi«kvc ABILKNK and VKIMTX -CWW to Mitb ck»««i3f. w«mi    wuwly WeUne*- Collier late WraaeeUay and TWura-day lS>«ubW ahowers Ute W^nead^. Hifh Wednead*», »ear    Hl*S Thunday near TS U>w Wed»e»day. W „ NORTH CUMRAL    TKXAS P*rtly cKiudv wiUi widely acattereKl Oiuader-rtK.wer*. moaib ta aaal partioa W^aa-day aod « mwitheaat    {Hvrtio« •niunrday. CMoler TWurwday a»d im »ortliwaÄ par-tK«n WedBefc.tay »wM    ^    ^    .    ! WKST TFXXS rartb ehwidy »«h wWeLv i*'*t»#red Uiunderahowwrs im V»» handle Wedneadaj and In SouUi I’lalna and Civm I riier l*e«xw Valle> eaaiward Wednesday »igtit. Turnm* iHHilar hrtidle lale Wedneaday and m S*Nuih 1‘Uin» and I in»er l*e^'»>a Valiev »aaiward Wadnrada.t niih» and Ttiurwdaj >:aST TFX KS ParUy ckHidj wuti »eat {»red »hewer« and thi»wdar»l»wer» Wad ne*da> and Thurvday rurntiii «\»iaer in north portlo« Thursday SOlTH CKNTMAL TEXAS faitb chrwrly with aeattered    ^ tti»- dershowera Wedneaday and TSuraday; tumlM ali«htly puoler te aalrewe mot%k portloo late TlMiraday Tt wrtHVn RKh Tnea A M    T»*» TA    I *)    M n    I m    .    H n    3»      2 «    .    4 W ..... .    •* n ...    >    t* n    • «    ..    M n    I «    .....    w Tt    * W ..... •* ii    S i*  ...... « M    W:» .........  - M    U »    “ tl    — HidS aad h«r tamperaiurta Iw S« *mn MMied ai 4 » *4 n»d *• High and S>w laiupafamraa aama da»« year m a»« Ä Anti-Dog Ordinance Passes First Reading At Sweetwater Meet SWEETW.ATER. Sept. 28. (R.NS> —Sweetwater’s controversial anti-dog ordinance passed its first reading Monday night w ith the mayor relinquishing the chair in order to make the motion    i Mayor Don Smith removed him- j self from the chair, and Mayor) Pro Tern Hei Hawley Jr., pre- i sided After Smith’s motion was | acceiHed, the first reading of the ordinance pa.N.NtHl, 31. with Smith, and Commissioners E. B Ellis and es want the new Gennan military buildup so strictly controlled that a superaulhority would decide even where new German arms factories could be buiH Ban on Weapons France. Germany, and all other participants were reported agreed on banning atomic and bacteriological weapons in any forward areas close to the Iron Curtain and exposed to Communist conquest. West Germany and part of Franc« would be adjudged included in such forward areas. A second French proposal threatened to snag the conference. Mendes-France said the French-German dispute over the Saar should be settled as part of a “package deal” that would include an agreement on arming West Germany. The rich coal and steel producing territory, German before World W’ar 11, has been a bone of contention between the two countries for generations. Plan by .Adenauer Adenauer today offered the conference his own plan, calling for an end to nearly 10 years of occupation of his country by U S.. British. and French troops. He renewed the Bonn government’s offer to join N.ATO and an enlarged Brussels alliance in order to con- ------ _    .    „    «    tribute to Western defenses. He G.ALA ES'TON, Tex., ^Pt- 28    promised    to    limit    West    Ger- Santa Fe Railwa>- officials toda>'    rearmament    to the quota were advised    the    board    declared a    French-killed EDC quarterly    dividend    of    $125.    It    is    ^{^i{^ed army plan, payable    Dec.    8    to    common    stock >    Adenauer, in trouble back home holders of record at the close of business Oct. 29, 1954 Santa Fe Dividend See GERMANY. Pg. t-A. Col, I THREE BABIES! TRIPLETS' $64-a-Week Machinist Now Has 16 in Family DANBURY. Conn.. Sept 28 -...... -........ -      What    do    you    say when you e.xpect Roy DeBuik Kh- it. and Comtuis-    jfjmuly    to be increased from Si»M«4 Ua »UM W •    **■ u « St • M    s    w    r a«ni<n(H«r    •*    f » 0- ■» W Ä a«l«uv« StimUKr M l.is ». »■ 4*^. Sioner Bob Horton opposed. Hawley abstained. The law reuires that all dogs within the city limiui be vaccinated for rabies and that all dogs: must either be on lea.sh or in their : ow ner’s yard Di'gs running loose | w'tU be imt'ounded. and their owners finett, it was decided.    j Second reading on the law is due Oct. U. Kennedy Rtelected MIAMI BEACH. Fla tft-WL P. Kennedy was reelected president without opposition Tuesday the BroUierho^ ol Ra^oad Trainmen. IS to 14 children, and it's increased to 16 instead? It happeneii here toitay to Mr and Mrs. Edward Schlemmer, 46 and 41 years old respectively, who also have three grandchildren. Said Si-hlemmer. a $64 a week machinist; “We’ll get along all right ” bringing her to the hospital, went off to work .At 6;26 a m a four pound nine ounce son was born. Thirty-three minutes later there arrived a five pound three ounce son. and (me hour and five minutes after that a four pound three ounce daughter— the fourth set of triplets in the history of this hat manufacturing city Schlemmer, called back to th« “Three babies! hospital bei'ause of the multiple Said Mrs Schlemmer. rei>eating ^ births, at first blurted to a reporter: “We were expecting ona baby and that was plenty.” It was after he had calmtd down that be expressed the opiniim that, it many tune«: triplets!” Mrs. St'hleinmer, who had borne 15 children previously <2 uave died», expected hut one child when she entered Danbury Hospital | despite three new addition«, *’W«’U •arly today. Her husband, after^get along aU right.”    ^ ;

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