Abilene Reporter News, September 30, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

September 30, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas f 3? SCATTERED SHOWERS gtoflene Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING VOL. LXXIV, NO. 105------ (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING. SEPT. 30.1954-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc DICKENSON: Batchelor Urged Reds To Kill 61 SAN ANTONIO W-Cpl. Edward Dickenson. convicted of collaborat- ing with the enemy while he was a prisoner in Korea, testified to- day he had heard Cpl. Claude Batchelor say a fellow American prisoner should be shot. Dickenson, of Big Stone Gap, Va., was a prosecution witness in the court-martial of Batchelor, 22, from Hermit, Tex., charged also with aiding the enemy. Dickenson said he was in the prison camp when the Chinese brought up Sgt. Wilburn Watson for trial on charges of being a spy. Be Shot The Chinese asked the non-re- patriates if Watson should be shot. Dickenson said Batchelor stood up and said: "Master Sergeant Watson, if I had the final say so, you'd be shot." Watson wasn't shot. The Chinese told him the penalty for spies usu- ally was death but the penalty this time, in Dickenson's words, would be "to send you back to the war- mongers or whatever they call them." Dickenson and Batchelor were among 23 U.S. soldiers who at first refused to return from Com- munist captivity. Both changed their minds and were repatriated. Dickenson is under a 10-year sentence after conviction on charges similar to those on which Batchelor, Hermit, Tex., youth, is being tried. of Insanity Batchelor's defense, which end- ed yesterday, has been a plea of temporary insanity by reason of brainwashing for collaboration with the enemy. He has flatly de- nied ever informing on fellow prisoners. There has been testi- mony that prisoners suffered after Batchelor talked. And there has been testimony that through the efforts of the young Texan prison camp conditions were improved. Batchelor's counsel, Joel West- brook, said the youth didn't really care whether he is convicted or judged innocent. Conference Approves Rearmament Plans BETTER NOT LET POP FIND OUT Young Chris Durocher, son of the New York Giants' manager, Leo Du- rocher, seems intent on giving some sort of information to Al Lopez as he poses with the manager of the Cleveland Indians. Creek Channel, Water Tank Bids to Be Opened Oct. 15 Bids on the first two projects under the recent million bond issue will be opened by the City Commission Friday, Oct 15, City Manager Austin P. Hancock said Thursday. These will be: (1) Making of a channel through which water of Deadman Creek will flow into the city's Lake Fort Phantom Hill to increase municipal water supply. (21 A 1.5 million gallon capaci- ty elevated water storage tank, to be erected in South Abilene. .The Deadman Creek job has No. 1 priority in the commission's planning. Commissioners hope to have it Construction Bon Appeal Dismissed Appeal of Weslwood Develop- ment Co. of Abilene, Inc., and its president, Arthel Henson, involving a proposed service station near the new high school was dismissed Wednesday by the llth Court of Civil Appeals, Eastland." The company and Henson had appealed from a temporary re- straining order which Judge J. R. Black granted ScpL 23 to the City of Abilene in 42nd District Court. The order stopped the construc- tion pf the service station by the Westwood company and Henson. "We have respectfully concluded that the order cannot be appealed from." the Eastland court said, "that we have no jurisdiction ex- cept to dismiss the appeal, and that we should not express an opinion as to the rights of the parties which are to be determ- ined by the trial court in a hear- ing on its merits." Hearing Saturday Hearing on the city's petition for a permanent injunction will be held in 42nd District Court at 10 a.m. Saturday. Judge Black set it at the time he granted the tem- porary restraining order. The Eastland court said it was asked by Westwood and Henson "to hold that appellants as a matter of law are entitled to have the same period of time to erect a building before a zoning ordinance can become effective as to him as he is deprived of by said restraining order." Only action the Eastland court took was to dismiss the appeal. The proposed building would be on the west side of North Mock- ingbird Lane at North Sixth St., across the street from the new high school. Excavation was under way for the foundation when the court or- der halted the work. The city filed an injunction suit WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES MVIMINT Spring woman gets apology from Hal Bovle. Page 8-A. WIATHIR Men who tiace deadly tornadoes hope to warning system. Page 7-A. U. t. TO program'due to bolster Indochina against communism. 6-A. all point to a goad Octobtr. Post 15-A. in 42nd District Court Sept. 23 the same day Judge Black granted temporary restraining order and set the hearing on a permanent injunction. Control Challenged Last Saturday morning West- wood Development Co. and Hen- son filed a motion in 42nd Dis- trict Court. The motion was that Judge Black dissolve and dismiss the restraining order. It was contended in the motion that the city hasn't power to con- trol construction on the property involved since it isn't inside the city limits. Judge Black overruled the mo- tion Tuesday of this week. Then the company and Henson appealed to the Eastland appeals court. The City Commission is in the process of annexing to the city the porperty where the proposed building would be located. A mer- ger ordinance has been voted on one reading. Final reading and vote, and public hearing, are set for Oct. 15. Zoning prodded in the annexa- tion is Zone B (two-family resi- which doesn't permit business buildings. completed by the end of this cal- endar year, Hancock said. Tank by July, 1935 The elevated water tank will have to be specially built after the purchase is made. Its manu- facture and installation will re- quire 'several months. "We may be able to get the tank erected by July, the city manager said. The tank will be located about the middle of a city-owned block which extends from South 19th to 20th St., and from Highland Ave. to Santos St On that same block will be i new fire station and a building to house Abilene-Taylor Health Unit (The fire station is another pro- ject under the recent bond issue The health unit building will be built 30-30 by the city and federa governments, but without born money.) On Oct. 11 the State Board ol Water Engineers in Austin will hold a hearing on Abilene's appli cation for water rights on Dead man Creek and permission to chan nel that water into Phantom Hill. Lake For Duvai Juror Is Arrested By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A hearing was set in San Diego Duval County seat, today on charges of disturbing the peace against a member of the Duva County grand jury. The grand- jury, defending the member Jim TIcAnear yester day. called the complaint a "sorr> attempt" to harrass the panel. The complaint was filed yester day against McAnear and Eluteric Perez by Juan Car.tu in the court of Justice of the Peace R. L. Cope in Freer. Cantu, Cope and-Perez were called before the grand jury fo questioning after the complain was filed and Cantu, in a cour house corridor annoucement later said: "I withdrew the charges which I did not understand." Hubbard Creek Permit Extended Abilene and five other West Tex- as cities have received from the State Board of Water Engineers an IS month extension of their permit to study feasibility of a water reservoir on Hubbard Creek. TJio information has been sent to city officials here. Other towns involved are Breck- erirldge, Albany, Anson, Merkcl and Trent, Expiration date of the grant un- der the new action is April 27, 1936. Originally the board had given the six eitics six month per- mit, beginning April 27, The paricipntins towns few days ago filed an application (or the time extension. If the project matorlalltes, It will be large water supply re- servoir for the cities. It will be located in west central Stephens County between the confluence of Hubbard Creek with the Clear Fork of UN Rlttr Md tbt crossing of U. S. Highway ISO across Hubbard Creek. The cities said the program i so big they need additional tinv to study engineering and financia phases. Surveys Mate Freese Nichols, consulting en ginccrs, have already made pre liminary veys. investigations and sur The -U. S. Geological Survey i expected to map the basin ares Photographing of the grtate part of the area will be done b. the Air Force. A bill setting up water dis trlct of the member cities will be presented to the Legislature li January. McCall, Parkhurst Crowe, attorneys, are pre parinj the bill. The member cities have form ed a committee to work "with the and attorneys and kee people of the cities informed. Continuing Investigations and surveys to be made by Freese It Nkhota, iN UN SPEECH Vishinsky Slated To Unveil A-Plan UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. spread today that Andrei Vishinsky might unveil new Soviet atomic proposals to the U.N. Gen- eral Assembly this afternoon. Ob- servers predicted that, if forth- coming, they would boil down to another demand for a ban on nu- clear weapons. The chief Russian delegate was scheduled to take the assembly floor shortly after the opening of oday's plenary session to give a review of Soviet policy as his con- ribution to the 60-nation group's opening general debate. Vishinsky's speech, on which he had been working in seclusion all week, was expected to set forth the Soviet bloc's line OE atoms-for-peace proposals and oth- er vital East-West issues. Be Conciliatory One Latin American delegate said he had reliable word that the usually fiery Soviet spokesman would couch his remarks in con- ciliatory vein in an effort to show Hussia is treating the atomic ques- tion with an open mind. Most members felt, however, that Vishinsky would reiterate his government's refusal to go along with the Eisenhower-Dulles atomic plan unless it tied in a declaration outlawing nuclear weapons. This stand was made clear in the recent publication of previously se- cret notes the United States and Russia exchanged on President Ei- senhower's original proposal to the U.N. last December for a peaceful atomic pool. Secretary of State Dulles rejected the Soviet condition as a ruse to disarm the free na- tions while Russia continued to bol- ster her arsenals. Vishinsky himself gave a hint of the tack he might take when he demanded last week that the U.N. Security Council, in which Russia has veto power, have authority over any interna t i o n a 1 atomic agency. The United States has shown no willingness to place the proposed agency under such con- roi. Might Okay Unify Some Vishinsky timed his speech to coincide with the nine-power London conference on German ed he might indicate Russian will- ingness to accept reunification of the former Reich. But any reuni- fication offer was expected to fol- low closely the lines the Soviets have laid down in the past, with demands for such advantages to :he Communist East German re- gime that the West would never agree. There also was speculation Vish- insky might reiterate Russia's call for an all-European security sys- tem as an offset to NATO. Vishinsky also was expected to register a sharp protest against what the Soviets call interference with shipping in the Formosan Straits. JUDY GARLAND personal triumph Judy's Comeback Strictly Colossal HOLLYWOOD ffl Judy Gar- land's comeback was complete to- day as a star-packed first night audience and critics hailed her new movie. The little girl with the big voice, considered washed up in pictures four years ago, scored a personal triumph at the world premiere of "A Star Is Born" last night. Her arrival was given a hysterical re- ception by fans at the Hollywood Pantages theater and most of the first nighters agreed she is a shoo- in for an Oscar next March, Arriving with husband Sid Luft, who produced the picture, Judy looked radiant in a black velvet gown with jeweled collar and cap She greeted friends, posed for photos and admitted she was "hap- py but nervous." She added: "I'l be glad when it's all over with." She was a far cry from the Judy whose tantrums led to an end of her long MGM contract She started the comeback traf with.her hit at New York's vaude- ville shrine, the Palace. Warner Bros, agreed to star her in a re- make of the 1937 classic, "A Star Is Born." The film had a stormy history and the bill mounted to a whopping six million. Critics agreed it was worth it. FUND BOOSTED Spann Family Home To Be Near School Rockwall Sheriff Heads Association CORPUS CHRIST! W. G. Price of Rockwall County is the new president of the Sheriffs Assn. of Texas. Price was elected yesterday. Jim Hicks of El Paso, James Flournoy of Fayette County and Odem Dolan of Nueces Counts', were named vice presidents and Mrs. Joe Ray. secretary-treasurer. Price succeeded Hugh Anderson of Hutchinson County. The group voted to give to the building fund of Boys Ranch and passed" 23 resolutions. These called for a Texas police academy, an increase of fees, and stronger laws against sex deviates. THE WEATHER DEr.tKTJIKXT OP COMMERCE WEATHKK BUKKAV ABILENE AND VICINITY r.lrtlv cloudy with continued mild temperatures and scattered afternoon thundershowers Thursday and Friday. Hish temperature Thursday 55 to M LOH" Thursday nijtht 65 to 70. High Friday 90 degrees. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partis' cloudy with scattered showers and thun. denthowent through Friday. Cooler In ex- treme northwest WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy with widely acattcrtd showers and thuiHiershow- tn. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL rattlj- ctett lo cloady with stattercd showtrs and utuMenhowrrs throush t'rU day. Wtd. P.M. W 7J M n SniiH't ittitht p.m. Sunrise today D.M. Sunwrt tnninht Minimum lor M hours end- kif al a.m. M. Minimum for M end- tnc al a.m. TQ. mutlnf at u.m, ff.ll1. llaiatlvt fcUMMHy M UlM t.Itt. )3% The new home for Mrs. Jimmy Spann and her children, Verda Ruth and Jimmy, will be at 741 Westmoreland St. Several days ago plans an- nounced for construction of a home for the family by Abilene Home Builders Association. It will be erected in one day, probably about rnid-October. The lot was obtained from Ken- neth Musgrave. developer who is building in the area near the new Abilene High School. The Spann home will be a short distance east and north of the new school plant. Members of the home builders group are now preparing a list of materials needed for the construc- tion. When this is available, Re- porter-News personnel will obtain the materials from various sup- pliers. Meanwhile, two more cash gifts have boosted the Jimmy Appreciation Fund by Spann An 88-year-old Merkel widow who failed" to sign her name sent a dollar bill and regretted she could not do more. "I was made so happy." she wrote, porter 'when I read in the Re- that the Abilene people Rockv Apparition Just Few Shadows POTTSVILLE, Pa. W-State po- lice say that an "apparition" which appeared on a rock behind a home in nearby Mount Carbon and at- tracted thousands of persons, turned but to be from the arrange- ment of curtains in a nearby home. Want Ad Pennies Reap Dollars for You! It's true! 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How I wish I could sen< a good gift, but since I live alone a widow past 88 years, just wan to put in one dollar. May the Lord bless you." The Builder's Class of St. Paul Methodist Church sent a con tributiori. Gait her Hearing Set lor Tuesday Judge Owen Thomas said Thurs day morning that he has set a hearing for 2 p.m. next Tuesday on a motion for a new trial foi Wiilard F. (Bill) Gaither. Gaither was convicted last Mon day in 104th District Court at An son on a charge that he murderet Abilene Policeman Jimmy Spann The jury that returned theVerdic recommended that Gaither be sen fenced to prison for 99 years. Gaither's attorney. Peter Brioia of San Antonio, had not actuallj filed the motion for a new tria Thursday morning but had indi cated to Judge Thomas that such a motion would be presented t< the court. After the hearing next Tuesday if a new trial is not granted, Bri ola is expected to file notice tha he will appeal the verdicL Im mediately after the jury's -deci sion was announced Brioia sail that he would appeal. Belgian Proposal Splits Controls LONDON German spokesman announced to- day the nine-power conference on freeing and rearming Germany has approved a compromise plan for establish- ing and controlling a European arms pool. The plan, put forward by Belgian Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak, would divide responsibility for safe- guards on runaway German rearmament between a new seven-nation European alliance and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Previously, France had insisted on the seven-nation au- thority exercising controls while West British and American out for NATO super- vision. The German spokesman told newsmen the Spaak com- promise met with the approval of Chancellor Konrad Aden- auer and Premier Pierre Mendes-France and was also ac- ceptable to the other delegations. He described the Spaak memorandum put before the conference today as "excel- lent." Successful conclusion of these and the companion talks on Ger- man rearmament is expected to bring these results: 1. The United.States, Britain and France will announce their inten- tion to end the occupation of West Germany, giving the Bonn republic virtually full control over both ex- ternal and internal affairs. 2. The Germans then will issue a declaration offering to join a proposed new seven-nation Euro- pean alliance and the 14-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organi- zation. 3. Under a reported compromise plan being worked out, the Euro- pean alliance will organize con- trols to be placed on the arms and armaments of member nations France, Italy, West Ger- many, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. NATO Hands 4. The administration of these controls primarily designed to prevent any runaway German re- armament would be in the hands of NATO. One obstacle to agreement ap- peared cleared when French sources said French Premier Pi- erre Mendes-France is now willing to discuss the future of the dis- puted Saar with Adenauer after the present conference ends. Mendes France previously had insisted the conference agree on a complete "package deal" in- eluding a Saar settlement. Western defense arrangements and German sovereignty which he could pre- sent to the French assembly. The Saar question has deviled French German relations for years. The French want it con- trolled by the proposed seven-na- tion alliance. The Germans have been pushing for its administra- tion by the 15-nation Council of Europe. Broken by British The differences between the con- ferees apparently were broken through yesterday by a tradition- shattering British pledge of mili- tary support on the continent for the proposed European alliance. Discarding his nation's long-held policy of military insularity from the continent, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden promised Britain would keep four divisions and a tactical air force in. Europe in- definitely, provided an agreement on the rearming of Germany is reached. U.S. Secretary of State Dulles said if the conference could agree on a system of European unity, he would recommend that the United States promise to maintain its full share of the forces needed for European defense. Showers Due To Continue For 2 Days Scattered afternoon thundersho- wers Thursday and Friday and continued mild temperatures wen forecast, for Abilene and virintiy by the If. S. Weather Bureau. Thundershowers were general over the area Wednesday and tem- eratures dropped slightly. From a trace to .05 of an inch of rain fell in Abilene. Less than an inch fell at most points, but Cisco recorded an inch and half. High winds accompanied the rain at Cisco but reports ef a small tornado outside, ol town were unconfirmed. v The tiiundersnower activity came as a cold front moved in from the northwest. The. front Wed- nesday morning had stalled about 3o miles south of Amariflo. The weather bureau said the showers were scattered over the state except for far West Texas. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for 2225 Edgemont Tr. 182988th.................... Tr. 1426 N 19th................... Tr. 426 Poplar.................... .05 ASPERMONT................ Tr. BRECKENRIDGE.............H BRONTE.................... M CISCO........................1.5; MILES...................... M RISING STAR ROBERT LEE JS .jj STAMFORD................. .11 WINGATE................... M WINTERS.................... J8 STATE RAINS MIDLAND....................IS CORPUS CHRISTI Tr; AUSTIN .Trv FORTWORTH............... .07 WICHITA FALLS FORT WORTH 50 DELEON JS GRAHAM JSt COMANCHE SANANGELO 20-l.W HICO a LLANO PRESIDIO OS, MARFA Jj CHRISTOVAL 35 OZONA 1.01 Squall Lines Moving Into State At Each End; Cold front Stalls By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas had two squall lines on the opposite north and south bor- ders Thursday and a cold front stalled in AmarUIo. Squally weather which the Brownsville Weather Bureau de- scribed as an of hurricane Gilda which battered Honduras moved northward toward the Rio Grande during the morning, The bureau said heavy rains .al- ready had been reported along the Mexican Gulf Coast from Tampico to Brownsville and that weather in the western Gulf would be dan- gerous for small the day. Rains alone the middle and lower Rio Crude watershed expected and tltjht the lower Mtttoiu of rtar were forecut. itaowtn dropped 41 of an inch at Brownsville and .45 at Weslaco and continued over half a dozen counties in the south- ern-most section of Texas durinf the morning. At the opposite end of the state the cool front which entered the Texas Panhandle Wednesday was loitering around AmariUo with BO indication of when it might mow on. A low pressure system In Okla- homa was blamed for rains in the North Texas area and turbulent weather that blew up tornado clouds. Three of the tornado for- mations were reported in toe Dal- las, Fort Worth and Red River triangle but none apparently ever touched ground. An electrical storm with fairly high winds disrupted power ter vice intermittently Wednesday nijht la GreenvilJe and !.32 inches o! rain. Sherman had high winds with its rain, too. More showers and thunderstorm were in the forecasts for Than, day with the possibility that timid cool front might slip of the Panhandle. Wichita Falls, Dallas. Worth, College Station, Longview, Abilene, Presidio, Rio, San Angelo, Sherman, Denison were porting small among point! of rate Wednesday night. Up to a.m. Thursday ntv fall included 4tt inches at 94 miles south of Dallas. Ttx fall filled stock tanks on where farmers bad OMB water in recent weeks. The rain swept into the area on high winds miles an hour. Two rail fell ta ;