Abilene Reporter News, October 2, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 02, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1954, Abilene, Texas WARM "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS it EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 107 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, OCT. 2, PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY IOC France, Germans Both Yield on Arms Issue RESCUERS was a close call for Tony Pizatella and Nick Biafore who were toying to rescue a stranded swimmer above the falls of the Tygart River Near Fair- mont. W. Va. They reached the safety of a rock after then- boat was swept over the falls. After 11 hours they were rescued by a rope and pulley rig. Top photo shows the pair clinging to the rock. At the bottom, Biafore is pulled to safety by another rescuer using a pulley. Oh, yes, the boy who was the object of (he original rescue, was pulled to safety. ___________ Threat Against Negro Pupils Thwarted by M aryland Police By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Police action thwarted threats against Negro pupils attending a Maryland high school yesterday, and ia Delaware pro-segregation forces hailed the removal of Ne- groes from a About 400 white adults and teen- agers staged a demonstration in Baltimore and three Negroes leav- ing Southern High School were threatened. One of them, Leon Thompson. 14. was hit in the face. His assailant. 24-year-old Jack Zimmerman, later was fined S100. Three other men were fined S25 each for disorderly conduct. Some Negro students were escorted to safety by police, a minister and a teacher. The high school enrolled Negroes for the first time this year. There are now 36 in an enrollment of Attendance at the Miiford, Del., High School returned to normal after the removal of Negroes. All except about a third of the white pupils had been boycotting classes. Milford's new schoo! board, rfr versing a stand taken by a pre- vious board, decided to remove 11 N'egroes who had been assigned to the high school. It seemed likely that they would, be sent to an all-Negro school at Dover, 18 miles away. In Dover a member of the school board, J. Leon Tarhurton. called a meeting to discuss prevention of "terrorism by lawless forces." A group of about 200 citizens ap- peared at a district school board meeting in East St. Louis. 111., to protest increased enrollment of Negroes in the Centerville Grade School near East St. Louis. Paul Chitty. spokesman for the group, said about 100 have trans- ferred from an all-Negro school to State Laboratory to Assist In Probe of Ranger Death the Cenlerville school, which has had a few Negroes for years. A committee named by Chitty meets with the local school board Mondai lo discuss the protest. The Topeka, Kan., Board of Edu cation has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court stating that :he court need not issue de-segre- gation orders for Topeka because racial integration will be accom- plished by September of next year. The board said segregation is being ended with "full public co- operation and acceptance of both white and Negro pupils, teachers and parents." The Topeka boarc was defendant in one of the segre- gation cases on which the Supreme Court ruled in May. Florida sent another sort of briel :o the court. Ally. Gen. Richard W. Ervin filed a 243-page docu ment which said Florida's schoo system would be endangered by an immediate end to segregation or by "a decree of a period ihort delay." The brief asked for broad powers of discretion vested in local schoo authorities to determine adminis trative procedures. RANGER. Oct. 2 Cause of death of Mrs. Ola Faye Blackwcll, 49. will not be determined before Wednesday of next week or later. That was announced Saturday by Justice of the Peace James R. Boggus of Eastland. An autopsy was performed Fri- day night by Dr. A. W. Brazda of Ranger at the request of the dead woman's father, J. T. Dun- can, and on orders of Boggus. The woman's organs are to be carried by the Eastland County Sheriff's Department to Austin for Parking Ban Suit Decision Pending Decision in the injunction suit of E. D. Woodlock and others against examination by the Texas Depart- ment of Public Safety laboratory, Boggus said. Mrs. Blackwell died about p.m. Thursday at her farm home in the Staff community, 10 miles south of Ranger. County Atty. Joe Neussle, Texas Ranger Jim Riddle and Boggus investigated the death. Funeral for Mrs. Blackwell was set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Alameda Community Tabernacle in Alameda community southeast of Ranger. Max R. Crumley. Ranger Church of Christ minister, was to officiate. Burial in Alameda Cemetery was to be directed by Killings- worth Funeral Home, Ranger. Survivors include the husband: one daughter. Mrs. R. C. Hender- son of Lubbock; Mrs. Blackwell's father, J. T_ Duncan, Route 2. Eastland; one brother, J. T. Dun- U.S. to Send Expedition To Anlractic DENVER Wl President Eisen- hower's headquarters announced today the United States will send a small Navy-directed expedition to the Antarctic, an area of great potential strategic importance in the event ol war. The announcement said the de- cision to dispatch an icebreaker to the southern polar area "is in line with continuing United States interest in the region." The expedition will set out soon and remain four or five months, the White House said. It added that in addition to map- making and collecting scientific data, the exploring party will study supply problems which will face a U." S. group to take part in .957 58 in an international jeophysics program in the Antarc- tic. The White House said "no per- manent shore bases will be estab- The States so far has re- frained from staking any claim to territory in the south pole area, but the importance of the region in the event of a war with Russia long has been under study by mili- tary experts. The Soviet -Union, too, has recog- nized the strategic value of the Antarctic and has sent one exped iition there without making a claim to territory. The White House announcemen Easy Work for Cop, But Has Sad Ending RENO. Nev. Policeman Robert Guardia had to do to make his first arrest yesterday was open his own front door. He put Jack Patterson, 36, un der arrest on a drunk drivin. charge after Patterson banged hi car into Guardia's auto parked a the curb. expedition and officials on hani here were unable to provide tha information. Dies of Polio HAMLIN, Oct. 2 Kay Watson, 11, died of polio at 6 p.m. Friday in Hendrick Me- morial Hospital, Abilene. She was the daughter of and Mrs. E. R. Watson of Ham- lin. The child was stricken Aug. 17 and was admitted to Hendrick Aug. 20 after a brief stay in Ham- lin Memorial Hospital. Her case was diagnosed as bulbar polio. Linda Kay would have been a student in the sixth grade this year. She was born April 21, 1943, in Hobbs, Nl M. The family moved to Hamlin four years ago. Funeral will be held at p.m, Sunday in the First Methodist Church, with the Rev. Daris Egger, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Hobbs. N. M. at p.m. Monday. Hamlin Fu neral Home is directing arrange- ments. Survivors besides her parents are a sister. Mrs. Roy Showalter of Hobbs. N. M.; a niece, Cyn thia Ann Showalter; and her grandmother, Mrs. C. C. Watson of California. MEET FOR ANGLO-FKENCH Premier Pierre Mendes-France, left, greets British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden on the latter's arrival in Paris. After conferences on rearming Germany, the French premier agreed to the British idea of a new nine nation West European defense alliance. The proposal would set up an alli- ance of independent nations instead of the super-state envisaged under the EDC scheme which France turned down. _________________ Commie Plot Linked To Negro Dynamiting LOUISVILLE, Ky. grand jury probe of an alleged Commu- nist plot in the dynamiting of a Negro's home in a white neighbor- hood produced indictments last night charging six persons with advocating sedition. One of the six, all white friends of the Negro, also was indicted by the county grand jury on a charge of dynamiting the home here. Commonwealth's Atty. A. Scott Hamilton had said during tht in- termed a "witch hunt" by the newspaper employing one of those he be- ieved the dynamiting might have been part of a Communist plot to incite racial hatred. The newsman, Carl Braden, 40, a copy-reader for the Courier-Jour- nal, bought the house, then trans- ferred it to Andrew Wade -IV, a Negro electrical contractor. Wade and his friends have con- YOUR CARRIER BOY Is in school so he will op predate your paying him prompt- ly, as the tinw in which he has to collect now is shorter than during the summer season. IN CENSURE CASE The City of Abilene which was j can jr-> Of Bryan, and one grand- heard in 42nd District Court Fri- day may not be reached for sev- eral days. Plaintiffs seek to prevent the city from enforcing a no-parking rule on South First St. Judge Floyd Jones of 90th Dis- trict Court at Breckenridge, who took the bench when Judge J. R. Black disqualified himself, said he wanted to study thoroughly preced- ents in the case. Also several other cases arc on his desk demanding precedence, he. intimated. At the Friday afternoon session Albert McAlister, truckline owner, Jack Mintcr, drygoods dealer, and J. Floyd Malcom, machinery deal- er, took the witness stand. Mintcr and Malcom arc city commission- ers. All favored enforcement of the ordinance prohibiting parking on South First St. Woodlock and other South First St. merchants were seeking a per- manent injunction against the no- pvklng ordlnancf. Dry Weather Due During Week End "No got." That's how the weatherman des- cribed the rain situation Saturday. Showers that fell in some sec- tions of the Abilene area had silent- ly slipped away, leaving a famil- iar forecast of "warm weather" for the week end. Rains that visited Thursday and Friday weren't enough to damage open cotton, said Taylor County Agent H. C. Stanley. On the other hand, the rain was too late to help the peanut crop and too light to bring up small grain .and cover crops. Range conditions also benefitted very little front the moisture. Stan- ley Jury' May Get Changed Before Vote on McCarthy :ended the blast was set off by 'anti-Negro hoodlums." But Ham- ilton expressed a belief the dyna- miting was planned to make it ap- pear Wade was being persecuted. Jailed on charges of advocating sedition by distributing "printed matter and being members of a society or assembly of persons :eacning, advocating or suggesting ie doctrine of criminal syndical- sm or sedition or change of the government by force or vio- lence" were: Braden and his wife, Anne. Miss Louise Gilbert, a social worker. Miss Larue Spiker. .42, unem-. ployed factory worker and Miss Gilbert's roommate. Vernon Baun, a truck driver pre- riousiy indicted for contempt after refusing to answer grand jury questions on Communist matters. I. 0. Ford, 79, Baun's roommate. The grand jury also charged Baun with setting off the June 27 blast. Its report attacked the Courier- Journal, the Louisville Times and radio station WHAS, all under the same ownership, for written and broadcast material which "borders on the obstruction of justice." The newspapers and station declined to comment. All bed deplored the bombing but had been critical of Hamilton's handling of the probe. Kentucky's sedition law, passed ia 1920 and never used here before as far as could be learned car- ries a maximum penalty of a 000 fine and 21 years imprison- ment The penalty for causing an explosion is 2 to 10 years in prison. The sis were held today in de- fault of bond each. WASHINGTON "jury" of senators which will convene Nov. 8 to pass on censure of Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) may undergo some changes before there's a showdown vote. The uncertainty of the jury's makeup results from the large number of senators serving tem- porarily by appointment because of deaths. Nine senators have died in the 83rd Congress, an unusually high number. Senate authorities said last night the total of 10 10th is Sen. Thomas H. Kuchcl (R-Cal- nmncd to succeed Vice Presi- dcn the highest in their memory. At least seven appointed sena- tors could be displaced by suc- cessors elected Nov. 2, but it Is uncertain in each case whether the elected successors would nctu- take office before the censun vole. How mugr new might ft 0.1 the Senate roster can't be pre-1 dieted now because (1) nobody knows how long the censure de- bate will last and (2) different states have varying dates for send- ing their special election winners to Congress. Nov. 23. for example is one state's date. The number of appointees who could be displaced might increase to eight if a special election is held in Nevada to fill out the 1951-57 term of Sen. Pat McCarran. who died Tuesday. Nevada's governor has appointed Republican Ernest Brown as Me- Carran's successor. State Demo- crats say the scat should be filled by special election Nov. 2 and they've picked a candidate. Brown is the GOP choice if an election is held. Senate parliamentarians say the twssible late-in-the-ycar change in Senate rolls stems [ram the federal law provision that hold fc elected and qualifies. That's different from the tenure of elected senators. They serve un- til the end of the term, when a new Congress comes in in January, even though a successor may have been elected the previous Novem- ber. Most years the question of ap- pdntees would make little differ- ence, because Congress usually goes home before election time and doesn't come back until January. Senate authorities say a special election victor can be sworn in once the state has certified him as Ihe winner. In any case, that wouldn't be until a number of days after the Nov. i election. In North Carolina, for instance, the certification date is Nov. Thus Sen. Alton A. Lennon, now holding a seat by appointment but defeated in the primary, will stay on until at that date. Ne- Oppenheinier Is Re-elecled toSchool Job NEW YORK J. Robert Oppenheimer, who guided war- ime atomic bomb production but now is judged a security risk, has been reelected director of the In- for Advanced Studies at Princeton, N.J. The controversial physicist smiled as he left a mealing of the nstitute's board of trustees yes- :erday. Shortly afterward Chair- man Herbert Maass announced that Oppenheimer and all other officers had been reelected. The decision was unanimous, Maass said. President is Lewis L. Strauss, chairman of the Atomic Inergy Commission. The AEC last June voted 4-1 to bar Oppenheimer from further ac- cess to its atomic secrets after a security board decided he was a security risk even though loyal to the United States. The main reason given was "Ms persistent and con- inuing assocation with Commu- nists." Last month Strauss said he saw no reason why Oppenheimer shouk not remain at the Institute, THE WEATHER C.S. Of COMSEtCE WEATHER BFBEAU ABILENE AND VICINITY dear to cloudy, warm Saturday and Sunday. Maximum temperature days trwn 30 to M. Low Saturday niihtTik _ NORTH CENTRAL and WEST TEXAS -r Partiy cloady through Svaday with widely scattered, moetiy daytime. Oiiiadcrtiuwcrs. No important temperature changes. EAST and SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Paniy cloudy through Sunday with widely scattered thunderonowen UtU aflentooa. No important tempecann Mod. crate southeasterly winds om tiie coast. tie- comtej locally freth east to Son- day. Maximum temperature for cad- at a.m.: W. Minimum temperature for 24 hours ead- inf. at a.m.: TO. TCMFEIUTCUS Fri. P.M. Sal. A.M. 83 73 vada's certification 1. datt can't 4aj a.n. BariBiiMr I it iitt r. --ilffht tin p.m. at JS.11. Hopes Rise For Germany Partnership LONDON and West Germany made concessions today on the issue of arms control, thus brightening the picture in the stymied nine-power conference on rearming West Germany and granting her sovereignty in part- nership with the West. This disclosed after a top evel executive session at which French Premier Pierre Men- des-France and West German chancellor Konrad Adenauer re- wrtedly yielded on points which hreatened to bog down the confer- ence. Two sessions were on tap for the executive ses- sion by the nine foreign ministers and then a meeting of Mer.des- France, Adenauer and TJ.S. Sec- retary of State John Foster Dulles and British Foreign Secretary An- thony Eden to draft a declaration of intent to end the 9-year-old oc- cupation of West Germany. Yesterday Mendes-France sud- denly announced opposition to a conference plan for control of Ger- man armaments production. This stunned the other conference dele- gates, who had been under the mpression Mendes France was ready to go along with the com- promise, drafted by Belgian For- eign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak. It called for NATO and an enlarged Brussels pact group to check any runaway rearmament by Ger- many. Last night Dulles came up with a "dark horse" solution in hope of breaking the deadlock. In gen- eral it called for control of Ger- man armaments by the proposed enlarged Brussels alliance. Pend- ing its creation armaments con- trol would be in the hands of the occupation powers Britain, the United States and France. This morning Dulles had a pri- vate talk with Mendes-France. At one point Dulles was reported to have asked testily of the French premier: "Just what are you after The ministers then went into a regular session, where Mendes- France's attitude was reported 'tougher than ever." Eden, who has been in a "peace negotiator" role during much of the was called' mainly at his pro- posed" the executive session, at which each minister has only one assistant. Informants said at this session Mendes-France yielded on the French definition of what areas near Communist territory would be out of bounds for manufacture of weapons of mass destruction. In turn, Adenauer gave his coun- try's pledge not to undertake man- ufacture of ABC bacteriological, chemical and pos- sibly others. Ike Checks Plans For Defense Pact DENVER Eisen- hower today kept abreast of efforts to clear away new obstacles to a western European defense alliance against communism and arranged to talk over the military aspects with Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther. Gruenther, Supreme Allied com- mander of North Atlantic defense forces, flew to the President's va- cation headquarters here last night to report on the troublous situation as he has observed it from his Paris vantage point. The Eisenhower-Grnenther con- ference today came against the background of a new and unexpect- ed crisis in the attempt of Western allies to create a defense alliance against the Reds. The crisis developed in London last night when France came up with a surprise veto blocking a compromise plan to free and re- arm West Germany within, the proposed alliance. Only a few hours earlier a nine- power agreement on an anti-Com- munist pact had seemed certain. Amofcg other things the program called for rearmament of West Germany under strict international watch. French Premier Mendes France raised objection that the alMdid Mt far MWfh ta com- trolling all phases of such rearm- ament. Despite that, the word from Lon- don was that the French had let it be known they would not let the conference fail. Eisenhower was being kept in close touch with the developments by Secretary ol State Dulles, who is attending the London sessions. Young Man Treated For Lacerations Billy Tallerson, about 20, of 1431 Oak St., was under observation at Hendrick Memorial Hospital Sat- urday morning suffering from lac- erations and abrasions that might have come from a slugging. Talleson was presumably going to work at the 7-Up Bottling early :in the morning.-At about 1211 Oak he thought some one was slipping up on him. He told his physician he began to run, that either he was hit by the (uppond follower or in his hurry ran a protruding part of a track pock- ed by the sidewalk. He had an abraiioa m hfa a lactratod r10t tw. which wai'fwdtaf. ;