Abilene Reporter News, October 2, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas Breck 35 Abilene 13 Angelo 21 S'waler 0 Hi-Park 14 Odessa 0 N. Side 13 Lubbock 7 Baird 34 Clyde 7 Albany 26 Anson 12 B'wood 26 Ranger 13 Stamford 19 Ballinger 14 Cisco 34 C-City 47 Pampa 25 Coleman 20 Monahans 0| Paschal 6 SCATTERED SHOWERS^Wime 3^i)orter~^SBtett!Si"WITHOUT OR WHH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—ByronVOL. LXXIV, NO. 107 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, OCT. 2, 1954—EIGHTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Submitted by Vishinsky French Veto Blocks arming Germany I'N'ITED NATIONS. N. Y.. Oct. 1 Iff* — Western delegates cliecked Moscow’s new atomic plan closely today for information on several important and puzzling points. They were left wondering how far the Russians are prepared to go. These delegates and some neutral sourcs here said privately that Soviet Delegate Andrei Y, Vishinsky apparently took an affirmative step yesterday in putting his atomic proposals before the U N. As.sembly. But they said he ruined the effect by voicing the usual Soviet a.ssault on the Ignited States and others and by accusing .Nationalist China of piracy in Formosa Strait. I.ioyd to Speak Selwyn Lloyd, British minister of state, will give the first Western reaction in a speech to the Assembly Monday. In debate today. Ernesto de Moraes Leme, Brazil, said the Vishinsky view was one ol the more hopeful signs in the Assembly. Brazil is a member of the U..N. Disarmament Commission. Another Latin - .American delegate, Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo, of the Dominican Republic, warned free nations not to be misled by Vishinsky. In a statement he called the Russian proposal a “subterfuge to kill the Eisenhower atoms for peace plan.” Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.. chief American delegate, had nothing to say about the Vishinsky plan today but said the United States is ready to negotiate anywhere — “in Times Square if necessary” — wdth the Russians on President Eisenhower's atoms for peace plan. But he had the opinion they did not want to join the pool. Resolution Set Lodge said there will be a resolution calling on Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld to organize an international scientific conference next spring, and .Moscow can come to the conference. In brief, here are some of the major points raised by delegates in conversations on the Vishinsky plan: 1. Vishinsky said that in the first stage, in six months or a year, states should reduce their armaments, armed forces and budgetary appropriations for military requirements to the extent of 50 peb cent of agreed levels. What are the agreed levels? Does Vishinsky consider the level to be a flat, one-third cut of military establishments — so often proposed by Moscow and rejected by the West. 2. Vishinsky proposed a temporary international control commission under the Security Council v/ith the right to require states to report measures to reduce armaments and armed forces. That goes back to an early American (rf)jec-tion, first voiced by Bernard M. Baruch against subjecting any international atomic control orgap to veto in the Security Council, Does Vishinsky consider the veto would apply to the control organization? 3, Vishinsky proposed that in the second and permanent stage of elimination of atomic and hydrogen weapons there be a standing international organ to supervise the implementation of the treaty prohibiting weapons of mass destruction. He did not say whether this permanent organization should have full i>owers of supervision, “including the power of inspectiez 0 na continuing basis to the extent necessary to insure implementation of the convention by all stales.” TOO LIGHT TO AID CROPS New Showers Hit Area; Cotton Harvest Unaffected Teasing showers continued to skip o\er the Abilene area Friday with rainfall ranging from a trace up to an inch and more. The weather bureau predicted cloudy skie.s with pos.sible showers through Saturday.' Rain started Thursday. Good rain.s fell in some sections of toe Abilene area, but for the m<ist part the showers were too light to do farmers and ranchers much gotxl. Some of the area's peanut growing counties received locally heaxy showers, but it was believed they came too late to help the crop Taylor County Agent H C Stanley said the rains were not heavy enough to damage open cotton WHERE II RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for Year .. Normal for Year • • 23 11 79 1759 The rains will retard the harvest very little, he said. Stanley said that the rainf were not enough to brinf up small grain and cover crops and added that they would benefit range conditions very little. A generaL four to five Inch rain is needed to sow small grain for grazing and to put ranges in good condition, he said. A slow, light shower late Friday morning and misting rain that afternoon raised tlie total rainfall at Abilene Municipal Airport to .23. Cisco and Comanche reported 9t>9 Hickory St. . ........ .......36 ' 1450 v'linton ............. ..... .1*» 1829 S 8th .............. .......45 lo*h> Cedar ......... .. . .......50 ^ 426 Poplar............... ......4.5 2028 Grape ........ ..... ... .25 Al.BAN Y .............. ... Trace ALPINE ............. ......*20 A.'^PERMO.NT .......... ... .30 AUSTIN .......... 70 PAl.LINGER _______..... Shoxxcr.s BIG SPBING......... .....05 BRECKENRIDGE....... .......52 BRONTE ..... ...... .......75 f-AI'S ........... .60 CISCO ........ ..... 1 .50 Cl.AVTONVlLl.E ....... ..... I 25 CLEBURNE ------- rni K'\iA\ ..... .‘¿a COLORADO CITY ....... ...... m COMANCHE ....... ..... 1 31 CROSS PLAINS ........ ......75 DALLAS ................ ..... 1 42 DELEON ...........- _____ 2:t5 Dl BI.IN ............. .....1 00 E.ASTLAND ........... ......09 EDEN ...... ......75 FORT WORTH..... . .......9« GORMAN ........... ......58 GRAHAM ... . .50 GRAND PHAIHIE ..... .... 114 HAMLIN ....... ...... 15 HASKEI.I......... . . Trace JUNeTION ............ 81 : KNO.X CITY............. 1 race j MAHYNEAL ..... 1 00 MASON ............ 1 00 j mccamey . ... • . Shoxxeis MENARD ........... 1 00 MEHKEI ------ ------ Sprinkle MIDLAND .14 MINERAL WE1.1.S ..... ...... .4.5 MUND.AY . 23 NtHlDLE . ........ Sprinkle OZONA ............. ____ 100 PRESIDIO ............. .. .. .13 gUANAM .......... .......32 HANGER . • ... 20 RISING STAR ......... .... .25 ROBERT LEE ---------- . .... 28 ROSCOE ...... • .33 SAN ANGELO ... 60 to 1 Ml SAN ANTONIO --------- 61 SANTA ANNA ........ ........50 STAMFORD ........ ..... .11 SWEETWATER ....... ...... 70 VALI KY VIEW ....... ..... urt WICHITA FALUS ...... , .. .07 WINGATE ........ ......30 WINTERS ... .......... .......30 Rising Star Store Damaged by Fire RISING STAR. Oct. 1 (RNSl Volunteer friemen battled a fire Friday night in the Jackson Hardware and Variety Store here for an hour before it was brought under control. The fire broke out about 6:30 p m Quick action of the firemen wa.s creilited with preventing the fire from spreading to the ad-jtiining First Slate Bank and other buildings in the same block on .Main St. Damage was heavy to the hardware store. The owner, Lewis .lack.son. wa.s in Santa .Anna where the Rising Star High Schotil football team was playing Friday night. Lee Clark, owner of the building, said it was partially covered by insurance. good rains of 1 50 and 108, respectively. Improvement in peanut crops there will depend on a late frost Nolan County, one of the driest sections in West Texas, received welcome relief from the parching drought as all points in the county reported precipitation. Sweetwater had .70 inch of rainfall, with other areas reporting measurements ranging from a trace to 1.25 in the Claydimville area. All three lakes—Lake Sweetwater, Lake Trammell and Oak Creek Lake—received ram, with the latter reporting a slight runoff. While only .75 of an inch was reported at Bronte. Coke County received as much as an inch and more in places. A turbulent cold front stirring in the Panhandle triggered the showers with Abilene lying In a formatioQ 30 miles in diameter. Skies were overcast at Hamlin all day Friday, but only .15 of ram was recorded. Although ram reports also came from East Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, most of the rain centered m the north central and south central part of the state. One of the heaviest reports in the state came from De Leon where 2.35 was reported. At Coleman rainfall totaled 28. and at Cross Plains .75. Munday ret'eived .23 A gentle shower at Colorado City early Friday morning brought 09. Traces were reported at Knox City. Haskell and Albany. Stamford had .11 and showers were reported at Ballinger. New Indusfry Federal Aid Set for (Hies WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (ff>-All cities with “substantial unemployment became eligible today for j special federal help in obtaining new defense industries. Companies establishing defense plants in any of the 51 major cities and 94 smaller communities with substantial labor surpluses will be entitled to additional federal tax benefits, the Office of Defense Mobilization announced. Previously the special help was restricted only to areas of “chronic” labor surplus, as designated by an interagency committee j There were 68 of these, including : 2C major job centers.    j The list of cities with “substan-| tial” unemployment—meaning 6, per cent or more of the labor—is i revised bimonthly by the Labor Department's Bureau of Employment Security. Cities which might be added to the list in future tabulations will become eligible for the tax preference, ODM said. The tax benefits are offered as an inducement to the expansion of defense-essential industries, ODM permits a company to write off a percentage of the cost of construction m five years, in depreciation for federal Ux purposes. The percentage of cost to which this “rapid write-off may be applied varie» with the defense importance of the plant, but averages about 60 per cent.    j Under the policy announced to-j day, another 5 to 2.5 per cent of' thé cost may be written off if the plant is located in an area having substantial joblessness. Although nearly 30 billion dollars worth of new plant and equipment has been provided since 1950 under the rapid write-off pixhcy, there remain about 90 industries in which defense expaasion goals have not yet been achieved. The special aid program will apply to any of these, ODM said. In the past year the program for aid to “chronic” unemployment areas has resulted, ODM said, in the placement of 23 factories, terminals and other projects in distressed areas. Their total cost was 167 million dollars and the new employment. as estimated by OD.M. was 8,000. BATCHELOR CONVICTED—Cpl. Claude Batchelor of Kermit, convicted by an Army court-martial of five counts of collaborating with the enemy and informing on fellow prisoners while a POW of the Reds in Korea, has a smile for his mother following his sentence to life imprisonment. The trial was held in San Antonio. The mother, Mrs. O. L. Batchelor, broke down and cried after the sentence. Sc« Story, Page 3-A. Compromise Plan Fails to Carry LONDON, Oct. 1 (Æ»)—With a surprise veto tonight France blocked a compromi.se plan to free and rearm West Germany within the Western defense alliance. The action plunged the nine-power conference on Western European unity into an unexpected crisis. A British Foreign Ofnce spokesman immediately warned that the Churchill government will withdraw its 48-hour-old offer to maintain troops on the European continent if the conference breaks down. Ü. S. Gives Warnings Secretary of State John Foster    Dulles    has    already warned the United States might have    to withdraw    its    troops from Europe unless the talks succeed. He made no move to change his plans for going home tomorrow night, I and an American source ex- ; pressed confidence the new snags would be overcome. Reports circulating late tonight said the French had put out the word that they would not let the conference fail. Diplomats worked in private through the night on possible solutions. A highly placed conference source said that although the new development was serious, the conference “cannot be written off at this point.” He said calm counsel may prevail overnight. After the conference had been reported moving rapidly toward success. France suddenly rejected a compromise plan to bring West Germany within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and an enlarged seven-nation Brussels con-fer«3ce alliance. Miad diaaged Yesterday, French Premier Pierre Mendes-France was reported PETE HUNT FAILS AOAtN Dallas Man Sees Snake As 'Big as a Stove Pipe' FORT WORTH. Oct 1 Iff^ .Another “Pete hunt” went for naught today after a Dallas resident claimed he sighted the python swunming leisurely along in the Trimly River north of .Arlington. Rains in State Decrease; Forecasters Predict More By THE A.*vS04 I.ATEIl PRE.SS Rains slaoktni oft Friday after-iKKui after dumping welcome water into dry fields and reservoirs over nuxsf ol the slate, but the forecast called for scatlertHi showers to resume Saturday Htnxirts r.»nging from sprinkles in the Panhandle to cloudbursts m t'entral Texas came in from virtually the entire state. Only parts of the Panhandle and South Plains remained dry. Other heaxy rams were at Tyler, where a I 78 inch fall was recorded. .A 48 hour total at Clifton showed a .5 04 inch fall Other ptHiH.s reiwting good rams included Del Rio xxith 1.05 inch. Fort Worth with 109 inch, Dallas with I 49 inch anti Galveston with 29 inch TenuH'ratuie.s stayeti in the 80s in the northern half of the slate and ranged up into ttu 90i> in Stuilh Texa.s Presidio was the slate's hot siHit with 96 l.ubhtH'k recorded the low inuximum with 80. 1'he rams caustnf a rash ol traffic accidents and at least three- maylH' four--t1eath* A ctMil surge of air that had hung over the P a n h a n die and hiMUght gentle autumn tenuHira-tures was .xlowly moving- northwest and out of Ui« »tala. r Central Texas caught nuxst of the cloudbursts, but s^Mking rams brought cheer to farmers and rancHPrs in North and East Texas. Clifton, on the Bixsque River in the Waxxi area. recorUtHi a 51>4 fall The Bosque, dry for three or four months, was flowing water again Whitney w as drenched by a 4 04 fall and the schtwl xxas closed there Friday becau.se of xiater lap ping at the floor of a creek bridge in the town. A rvKleo performance at Corsicana Friday was "ramed out." In Southxxest Texas around RiH'k-springs, the ram measured trv»m 1 to 5 inches and the J. F. F.pixer-son family was stiaiuhwi in a ear in Edwards County, Siime rural telephone lines in the area were kmn kexi out Two tier.soiis were killtnl m a twxh car w rtH’k on a ram slick highwixy in Central Texas Thursday mght, at least mie {xersmi was killexi w hen a jet training plane smashed into Port laivaca Bay Thursday ami an 18 monthndd Imy. Walter Paul Curd, was beliex exi drownexi m the swirling waters of the San Antonio Hiver. Th«* child is missing fnmi his home, which hacks up on Uie rain-swollen rtvei a mile south of Btrg'» Mill Big Spring Girl To Star in Movie HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 1 if^Bull-fighter Patricia McCormick, just released from the hospital after being gored several weeks ago, will play herself in a movie of her life, her agent said today. The Texas beauty is revnnering from the goring in the bull ring at Ciudad Acuna She returned to her Big Spring. Tex . home last night from the hospital at Del Rio, Tex., across thx* Hio Grande from Ciudad Acuna Her agent. Stanley Rose, said the film will be made by Roy Brewer for Alhexi ArlisU release. High Tide Leaves Trawler Aground FREEPORT iff»—A high tide and huge waves in the Gulf left two heavily loaded shrimp trawler boats aground Thursday along the Texas coast. The Commando, a 68-foot bat out of Patterson, La., went aground and xxas carried onto the beach six miles from Matagorda. Zoo officials and officers hurried to the scene in the hope of finding the 18-foot python that disappeared from the zoo two weeks ago. David W. Smith. 59, said he saw the snake from a highway bridge. “I was standing on the bridge when I spotted this big brown snake 15 or 20 feet long and as big as a stove pipe swimming toward a bend in the river,” said Smith. “I watched him until he rounded the bend which was about 500 feet away.” Smith said the snake he saw had its head raised above the water about four inches. 1HE WEATHER V ahu-km DKr    XT    t    OMMtcaCIC WS.%THRM »IKTAl ano XU IMTX Ck>«a,v bv |MM.»ibl# liiht    s»«urd*> »»nls    iviuuiued niiW x-*» .xumtâ> Hizh í>M*h li..'* Bf" s«lurit«y nisW m U> -MíKVH CKNTRXl XXP WKST 11-X \.x i-li'ttil'    >ui«44>    wilh »HifO    tliui»il#r*h.*v.tr».    mi    im l»manl IrmpMaimv ihnK^» |. \sr XXU .XiU I H l'T NTHXl TR X VX l’artb 1Xaiuiit*) »”4 xun4*> nt* Innx'rlanl Samix-i »'ur* Ti.wei avti R“ri4»> A W M n ÎS Î.X 73 :í - . ,A n 11 SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS Sunday s Reporter-News will sUrt off a special week of special wt^ks. The history of the Breckeiiridge football teams will be portraved* in the Sunday sports section. Insurance Week will be celebrated. Fire Prevention Week observed. Newspaper Week starts Sunday and stove dealers will open up their drive to “round up old ranges “ Sunday’s Re^>orter-News will tell what is happening in this area to mark the special weeks . The Women’s Department will salute Abilene’s “First Families of Football,” the coaches’ families. You can reserve extra copies of the Sunday Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. Justice Staff Gets Power Probe Script W.ASHINGTON. Oct. 1 yP-Sen. Langer (R-ND' said today he is forxvarding to the Justice Department, for possible criminal prosecution. the transcript of testimony involving a principal company in the Dixon-Yates power group. Lanser is chairman of a Senate antimonopoly subcommittee which has heard testimony about the operations of Middle South Utilities Inc. of New York, which Sen. Ke-fauver (D-Tenn) says might involve violations of antinznopoljf laws. , .    J ,1.    •    J Middle South and the Southern toha.^c«ptedthe(^pi^ise- Co,    y,*    Dixon-yates group advan.^ by BelpM Foreign    »,„j¡ ^ J L""    Energy    Commteion to .NATO and the enlarged Briséis ^    ^ lOT-millionaiolIar power grouping joint controls aimed at ^    Memphis.    Ark. It preventing any runaway G«nnar power to the Tennes- rearmament.    a    fsee Valley Authority to replace T«)ay. .Mendes-France told    | a electricity switched to the Pa- conference the Spaak plan did not go far enough in rigidly controlling ever>* aspect of the manufacture and distribution of arms. Instead he demanded fuller consideration of his own program, which called for controls to rest mainly in the hands of a new European Armaments .Authority. The session seethed with excitement and conference officials reported “harsh words were exchanged” on the merits and demerits of the rival proposals. Personal exchanges apparently were avoided. Asks Formula In the give and take Mendes-France proposed adoption of a formula defining most of West Germany as an “exposed area” where production of atomic-bacteriologi cal-cheniical weapons, guided mis- See VETO. Pg. J-A. Col. I ducah, Ky. atomic installations. Kefauver. a subconunittee member. put in the record a letter from the Federal Power Commission saying it will take immediate steps to examine the books and records of the .Mississippi Power & Light Co., a Middle South subsidiary. Shortly afterwards Jerome K. Kuykendall. FPC chairman, announced the inquiry already was under way at Jackson. Miss. He said it was being superxised by Charles W. Smith, chief of the commission's Bureau of Accounts, Finances and Rates. J. D. Stielenroth, ousted were-taiy’-treasurer of the Mississippi company, testified that the firm is tightly controlled by Middle South and. under this pressure, followed practices which he said he thought violated the spirit of the Holding Company .Act of 1935. Autopsy Ordered In Eastland Death R.A.NGtR, Oct I iRNSi - .An autopsy was to be performed Friday night on the body of Mrs. Ola Faye Blackwell. 49. who died at her farm home about 5:30 p m. Thursday in the ^aff Community, about 10 miles south of Ranger. Eastland Justice of the Peace Jim Bogguss said Friday evening that the father of the dead woman. J. T. Duncan, had request- I HATE COPS' I w t 3 W « 3 W « U> Î .h> I'rKlJO »• M lu' $3 M •i. ■ *4    » U' 34 ,,    U    M n    13    Ai Muh »ihl k'"    hw M •imI*4 •» • *' V ni •* »1*4 XI Hm|X Km    •»»» Ud    IM    »114    «l Xuit»»« UM «UM < RW xumi** K» 4a% «Mam    U«ukflil    * 3.X 8»r»md*r i**4«i» a« • 1» f »alatha éu«U4Rjr al • 1» »• »•%. Two-Gun Boy, 12, Trades Shots With 15 Policemen 90 Minutes MAMTOl SPRINGS. Colo.. (VH I .ffc-A 12 year old boy fired more Hum 3*1 xhxks Iro n two pistols today in a gun battle with 15 polk'e men at this resiHt town west x'olorado Springs. Ponce Chief Earl Sullivan »aid no one was hurt and the boy, Travis Wisenberg. surrenderevl after to ininulcs of trading shots The chief •said the officers were careful not to hit the boy and diot Iheir guns only m an efiott to gel hun to give up The boy surrendered ixnly after hia anuuumtioii had given out. Sullivan said Wisenberg recently w.vs released from the State Industrial School at Golden The boy was cornered on a grav- NEWS INDEX SiCTION A MW« 4 Oil é Se««n 7-10 SICTION ■ .......2 Cmuíc* .......4 farm, wNirkeN . .. .......• «•die, TV ..... ....... • el bluff after an off-duty policeman caught him trying to steal a truck. Young Wbenberg fired four »huts at the officer He »umnKHwd reinforcements. The boy kept firing w ith a revolver and an automatic pistol. His mother joined police in pleading with him to surrender, but Uw boy yelled* "I'U come dowu figi.Ung *’ He also taunted offk'ers with • cry <rf "1 hate cops ” .After hi* surrender, he was taken to police headquarters for ques-Umung. ed the autopsy and that he 'Bcmj-guss) had ordered it perfonned by Dr .A. W. Brazda of Ranger. Boggu.xs held an inquest after the death, but he said he would not render a verdict as to cause of deat^h until sometime Saturday. County Attorney Joe Neussle, Texas Ranger Jim Rirkile and Bogguss investigated the death from Thursday evening until Friday evening. Bogguss said he was told the woman may have cizsuim'd an ant-killing compound cxMKaining cyaiude. 'This statement was maxi# before the autixpsy was performed. Funeral for Mrs Blackwell xvill be held at 3 p m. Saluniay at the Alameda Community Tabernacle in the Alameda Community located southeast of Ranger. Max R. Crumley, mini.ster of the Church of Christ in Ranger, will officiate. Burial will be at Aiamexia Cemetery under direction of Killings-worth Funeral Home of Ranger. Mrs, Blackw**!! was btwm m East-lami County on Sept. fl, l9Uo «tid had roaided in the county all her life She was a member of the Cheaney Church of Christ Survivor» inclutfe her husband, one daughter, Mrs R C Henderson of Lubboi’k; her father. J T. Duncan of Rt %, Eastlainl, one brother. J T Duncan, Jr., of Bryan: and one graadchtM, ;

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