Abilene Reporter News, October 4, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 4, 1954, Abilene, Texas PARTLY CLOUDYWi}t Wme ^Sveporter-Beini"WITHOUT OR WII H OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron / MOnNING VOL. LXXIV, NO. 109Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1954 —TWELVE PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c NEWSMAN, WIFE FACE SEDITION CHARGE — Carl Braden (right), 40, Courier-Journal copyreader. and his wife, Anne, confer with their attorney, Robert Zollinger, shortly before the Bradens were indicted at Louisville, Ky., on charges of advocating sedition. The Bradens and four others were indicted by a grand jury which probed alleged Communistic activities there. The Bradens bought a home in a white neighborhood, then sold it to a Negro, The home was bombed in what Commonwealths’ Atty. A. Scott Hamilton termed a possible Communist plot to incite racial hatred. Truck Kills Infant Here Joy Robinson, 16 -month • old daughter of Mr ami Mrs J. E Robinson. 2757 Pine St., was run over by a truck and killed about 7;31 pm. Sunday in front of her lK»me. Hot death was Abilene’s first traffic fatality in 2% days. The last person lo die on Abilene streets was Jose Garcif, 64, of 342 Bois Baird Woman Killed BAIRD. Oct 3 R\S'-Mrs .Mlie .\ora Young. 57, of Baird, was fatally injured when struck by a car as slie was crossing V, S Hijfhway 80 in Baird about 7; 15 p m. Sunday. She was taken to Callahan County Hospital and died there about 8 20 p m. Highway Patrolman George Clark said the car was driven by Paul Dodd of Odessa. Mrs Young was crossing Highway 80 where it intersects with Payton St. in Baird .Mrs. Young had liveti in Calla-h.in County since she was 2 She was born Aug. 23. 1897 in Collin t oiinty. She marrii*d Charlie Frank Young at Baird in 1919. Funeral was tentatively set for Tuesday. Other arrangements will he announced by Wiley Funeral Home. Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Viola Gillilt and Mrs Dorothy IxK-khart of Abilene; three sons, Bemie Young of Abilene. Darrell and Charles Young ot Baird; a sister. Mrs. Alonio Waggoner of Clyde; two brothers, Will Appleton of Clyde and .\rlhiir Apt>leton of Waco; and five grandchildren. d’.Arc St., who was hit by a car and killed Sunday. Dec. 6. 19,53, at North Fourth St. and Treada-way Blvd. City police said the 1952 model truck that struck tlie youngster was driven by Garland W’ayne Cox, 20, of 1441 Shelton St. The truck is owned by C. C. Westfall whose husine.ss address is Bo.x 711, Stamford. Police said the truck is leased to the Post Office Department for mail hauling purposes. Cox was en route to Stamford at the time of the accident. Police said the girl darted out into the street in front of her home. The driver of Uie truck .swerved to avoid hitting the youngster but the rear wheels of the truck ran over her, ptdice said. Young Joy was taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital but was dead on arrival The accident was investigated by City Patrolmen Bill Ross. 0. R Spross, J. D. Self, and C. M. Farris. The youngster’s surviv'ors include her parents, a 3-month-old brother. Jay Dee Robinson; the paternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs C. D. Robin.son of Flora, HI., and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Burrell of Henderson. Ky. The father is an unemployed oilfield roughneck, police said laical arrangements are being handlcii by Elliott's Funeral Home The body is to be sent to Flora. Ill, for funeral and burial. French Nab Red Writer In Spy Link PARIS, Oct, 3 liPF—Andre Bar-anes, a Communist journalist nabbed as the “third man” in France’s defense leaks scandal, was formally charged today with endangering the security of the state. A military instructing magistrate, Maj. Jean de Resseguier, lodged the charge against Baranes, quoted by authorities as confessing that he relayed secret information on meetings of the Nationnal Defense Council to the Communists even while serving as an informer for French police. Under French law, an instructing magistrate acts as a sort of one-man grand jury in cases such as these. If convicted, Baranes would face a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of $13,713, Two high civil servants were arrested Friday on a charge of giving secret information to nonqualified persons in the scandal, which has rocked the government while the London defense conference claimed most of Premier Pierre Mendes-France’s attention. Both are extreme leftists. These two are Roger LaBrusse. who was in charge of “national protection” at the Defense Ministry, and Rene Turpin, chief of the personal secretariat of the Defense Ministry ’s secretary general, Jean Mons. Mons was suspended yesterday by telephoned order of Mendes-France on suspicion of endangering the security of the state through negligence, but was not ailed. His office is a clearing house for the most vital French military secrets. Police informants said Baranes — arrested in east-central France yesterday in flight on a woman’s red bicycle toward the Swiss frontier — admitted a role in the leakage during 15 hours of uninterrupted questioning by four French counter-espionage agents. By the account of these informants: Baranes admitted passing on to the Communists information which he said he received from LaBrusse. He said LaBrusse dictated the information directly to him, or sometimes gave it to him through intermediaries who have ntrt been identified. The dejected-looking Red writer said he had never met Turpin and had no contact with him. This conformed with statements police attributed to Turpin, w hich said Turpin was at the source of the leaks, but had no direct link with Baranes. 9-Nation Agreement Frees West Germany Floyd Slayer Accomplice Faces Trial WACO, Oct. s Nago Alaniz goes on trial tomorrow in a two-year-old “mistake” slaying that brewed new troubles in stormy Duval County. Jacob Floyd Sr. said his son was killed in a bungled political am bush. He said he was the target for “hired killers” and that “politics” was the motive. The Floyd youth was shot behind the Floyd home in Alice Sept. 8, 1952. Alaniz, an attorney from Duval County, and Mario Sapet were charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and accomplice to murder, Alaniz will be tried only on the accomplice indictment. The state said the triggerman was a Mexican named Alfredo Cer V antes. Described as “just a flunky” along San Antonio’s produce row. Cervantes has never been arrested. Mexico has been asked to hunt him. Sapet was sentenced to 99 years. The cases were switched from the stormy South Texas area to Brown County. Sapet was tried there. Because of the widespread publicity, the trial of Alaniz was transferred to 54th District Court here. Floyd Sr. has testified he was called to a cloak-and-dagger meeting with Alaniz the night of the shooting. He said Alaniz told him "hired killers are wailing in your garage now to kill you." The elder Floyd said his son veas shot by mistake when the youth went to get his car, parked in front of the garage. In the Sapet trial, Floyd said .Maniz told him. ‘T’m in on it. I "It was the most methodical, have agreed to say the killer was | willful murder you can imagine. said subway motorman John S. Hough, who gave the alarm and chased the youth to the street, where he was captured. Held without bail on a homicide Short Ceremony Ends Occupation LONDON, Oct. 3 fAP)—The United States and eight Western Allies signed historic agreements today to end the occupation of West Germany and let 50 million free Germans raise an army to buttress the West’s defenses against Communist aggression. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and ministers of the other eight countries affixed their signatures in a friendly, 11-minute ceremony in the drawing room of Lancaster House, within sight of ruins left by German bombs only nine years ago. AT HISTORIC CONFERENCE — After lunching with British Prime Minister W’inston Churchill, right, Canadian Foreign Secretary Lester Pearson, left, talks with French Premier Pierre Mendes-France outside No. 10 Downing Street during a recess of the Nine-Power Conference in London. Brooklyn Punk, 19, Slays Woman, 70 NEW YORK, Oct, 3 «f—A-*wsky 19-year-old mechanic, after a tour of Brooklyn bars, slashed a 70-year-old woman to death with a paring knife in a subway early today. police said. “We have built well for the future of Europe,” British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden said as the six-day conference broke up. Ironclad Controls The agreements, which have still to be ratified by the parliaments, provide for ironclad international controls intended to prevent the new Germany from growing strong enough to menace her neighbors again. French Premier Pierre Mendes-France was pictured as "four-fifths sure” the program would win approval in the French Chamber of Deputies, which only 34 days ago turned down the European Defense Community plan to get West Germany under arms. It was that rejection which sparked the present conference. One high French source said •Mendes-France would stake the life of his government on ratification of the new agreements. Upon his return to France tonight, Mendes-France immediately summoned the French National •Assembly into special session for Thursday to hear his report on the “A dream of European unity is started on the road to reality,” Dulles said before leaving in a with me. He has to have an alibi,” Floyd said .Alaniz told him the motive for the ambush was "they are afraid you will keep Judge Reams in office.” Crash Kills Two BETHANY. Okla., Oct. 3 Ifv-A private pilot and a woman crashed to their deaths today while on an apparent joyride in a small airplane. The pilrt was Victor Briggs. 40. Oklahoma City. The woman was tentatively identified as .Miss Mary Jane Sharp. Oklahoma City. FI. Worth Zoo's Who's Who, Python Pete, Slides In Home FORT WORTH.Tex., Oct. 3 The elephants trumpeted, the hyena screamed and .Al and Harriet, the chimpanzees, yelled when old Pete the Python came back home to his Forest »’ark Zoo home Itxlay. After 15 days on the lam, old Pete just appeared at 4 a m. CST in the dead leaves and dusty dirt behind the tropical bird cage about 125 feet from his original home. Animals Go Wild Those who hoard them said the animals in the zoo went wild. They screamed, they yelled, and the cats up on the hill roared. Harry Jackson. Pete’s owner who has been sleeping on a cot in the children’s zoo office, awakened. He and Ed Baker, the Negro night w atchman at the zoo. w ent running out. Jackson and Baker caught old Pete, all 18 feet and 156 pounds THEY'RE ALL PLEASANT Flood of Words Showers Grimes at Plant Dedication By DON NOKRI.S kTen closely associaUMi with L. when Grimes was apiHiinted su-IH*rintt*ndenl of the water sy.stem A Grimes during his 32 years as ^ just recently taken over by the sutH'rintendent of the .\bilene vva-jiity ter and sewer department paid I    “I det ideil he had    enough hu- hiiii heartfelt tribute Sunday. i    man    in him that if    some    {HX»r The occasion was dwiication ol :    tievil    couldn’t pay his bill    he the city*.s newest water filtration;    would    cut his water    oft.”    Scar- for .Abilene on its water develop- of him, lying in the dust, barely moving, in the beam of his flashlight. Jackson, 54. and Baker, who is 71 and says "there isn’t a snake alive I’m scared of.” caught old Pete. By 4:55 a m. they had him in a wire cage and later in his regular wooden cage with the thick glass front windows. “I couldn’t believe at first it was my snake.” Jackson said. “But Pete had been having trouble with his mouth, had a canker mouth and held one side a peculiar way “When he turned his head and looked at me. I knew Pete,” Jarksoii Bttten Hours later Jackson tried to sw ab 4*ete*s mouth out with cotton-tipjved sticks, ,fid old Pete just up and bit him—put five tooth bites in Jackson’s right thumb The wounds weren’t serious. Neal Baird, a Fort Worth newsman who was there soon after Pete was found, said Jackson just broke down and cried like it was a kid come home—not for happi-nass hut for relief that the long days of waiting and possible danger was over. Old Pete curled up peacefully m his cage toiiay and slept Jackson said he figureil Pete had been in the Forest Park Zoo area all along. The too is about 24 miles from downtown Fort Worth but m a residential section and not far from Texas Christian I’ni- the flash of a knife in his hand ... I was thinking what could I do.” WTien he saw the woman seemed already to be dead, with the man U. S. Air Force plane for Wash-“just sitting there, hacking her to ington. pieces,” he went to tell the ccwi- The nine ministers — from the ductor and get aid.    United States, Britain, France, It- When he got back to the car, aly. West Germany. Belgium, Lux-empty except for the knifer and embourg, the Netherlands and (hlang's Son Says Reds' Will Invade TAIPEH, Formosa, Monday, Oct. 4 Chiang Kai-shek’s elder son, a key man among Chinese .N’atonalist leaders, said yesterday he thought the Chinese Reds would try to invade Formosa soon in one or two-division strength — 20,000 to 24.000 men. But he doubted if they’d ever reach shore past the U. S. 7th Fleet and predicted quick annihilation for any who made it. In an interview, Lt. Gen. Chiang Ching-kuo, often tabbed as Hie likely successor of his father to Nationalist leadership, said the Reds have gone so far out on a limb in boasting of intent to “liberate” Formosa that they will have to make some big move to save face. Meanwhile the vest pocket war. opened S^t, 3 by Red artillery shelling of the Nationalist outpost of Quemoy, entered its second month with spix-adic gunfire in the Quemoy-Amoy area yesterday. his victim, he saw the man lurch out on the platform. Hough chased him up flight after charge was Everett D. Benson of ¡ ÿght of stairs, shouting “Murder! plant in hi.x honor The Grimes Filtration Plant is Uvcaled on the .southeast corner of the intersection of U. S. 80 and Treadaway Blvd. During the public dedication Sunday afteriUH)ii a tranuHl portrait of Grimes was unveiled and lu‘ was presetittnl with an engraved NEiislwatch hy hi.s friends Pre.sen borough said "ills job Ux)k a diplomat He did U in a human way” and is “a credit to u.x all He'll Buy One “L A Grimes made a success of a difficult job ” ScartHirough unveiled Grimes' portrait and told the gathering he wa.s "going lo buy one ju.st like ment program The engineer said when he first | versity. Ivecame usst>ciattHl with Grimes. | When the animals awoke him Abilene had a {vopulation of aMit tovlay. Jackson figuriHl Peie may 12.01k) i Times .As Much have caustni the stir, so he and Brooklyn. His alleged victim, whom he had never seen before, was Miss Minnie G. Williams, a practical nurse. Hough told police he heard a scream as he pulled into the Clark Street IRT station. He paid no attention until there came another scream, "a curdling yell with pain in it. and I knew something horrible was happening." He opened the door of his cab and "saw this big man down on the floor of the second car, astride a woman. 1 thought that he was punching her at first. Then I saw Police! Stop that man!” They emerged from the exit with Hough still yelling. Passersby thought the m o t o r m an “was crazy," as some of them told him later on. and hurried by. Police said Benson collapsed on the sidewalk and Hough attracted a passing radio car. Police said after Benson had slept off the effects of the liquor he asserted: “1 don’t remember anything frwn the time I got on a train at President Street station until 1 woke up here.” Snyder Man, 52, Drowns in Lake SNYDER. Oct 3 <RNS'-The bcxly of Bruce B. Woodson. 52, Snyder mechanic, was found in Lake Thomas Sunday afternoon after an all-night search by more than 500 men. Woodson drowned when he fell from his boat Saturday evening while fishing A companion in the boat was unable to help him in the deep twilight. Fire deparunent units from Snyder. Colorado Cily, Midland. THE WEATHER 'Judging by tlie numtver of vva- grounds w ith flashlights I S UVPVRTMIST OV tOVIMrBl»: HKVTHVR ai *1 VI •SHU KM VNP VUIMTV    1« iMirtb    coniinutNl    ««rm    M««- d«v lUHi    Hujh    Vioiut*}    «itd 1liV«U} WVi I*»»    7*. Nv.KTH CKNTRVl VM> W1>T IKW.Vi    .    ,    . I’artb tk.u*i> wHh »idriv »c*tu-i*o apparently duln t hear him as he Baker began searching the zoo    lam    \    drifted helplessly in high, wind- Sweetwater and Odessa, i^s other citizens, dragged the Borden County side cf the lake all nigh» .A party of Snyder firemen found the body with grappling hooks at 1:30 p m. Sunday. The drowning happened at 7:30 p m. Saturday. Funeral services will be at 8 30 p m. Monday at the Bell Funeral Chapel here .Mr. Woodson, who was employed by Williamson and Son Motor Co. is survived by his wife and two married daughters. Mrs J. H. Bruton of Ode.^sa and Mrs. D C Cotton of Snyder His i-ompanion. Walter David-son, alMV a mechanic, said Mr Woodson was trying to start the boat’s motor w.hen he lost his balance and fell from the boat He may have struck his head on part of the motor. Dav idson said he hailed another boat about 100 ft»et away but they Canada—assigned corps of lawyers and military experts to finalize the great mass of legal and technical detail involved in setting the enemy free and controlling their military buildup. .Ministers to Meet The ministers of the Big Four— Dulles, Eden, Mendes-France and West German Chancellor Konrad .Adenauer—arranged a meeting in Paris Oct. 20 to confirm the experts’ detailed planning. All nine ministers w?U meet in Paris, the next day, to confirm detailed planning on arms control. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization Council of Ministers set a special meeting for Oct. 26, also in Pans, to sign and seal the admission of West Germany as the 15th member Then the agreements will start through the mill of the member naiiims’ parliaments. Here is a summary of the conference’s final plans, which will go down in history as “The Lon- See GER.M.A.VY. Pf. J-A. C«l. 5 Boy, 9, Killed By Snake Bite HA.MLI.N, Oct, S (RNS)— John Herrero, 9. died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Hamlin Memorial Hospital seven and one-half hours after he had been bitten on the left arm and nose by a rattlesnake in a cotton field near .Aspermont. The youth was rushed to the hospital here after he was bitten for emergency treatment. He was given four vials of anti-venom and three blood transfusions. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Herrero. The father is employed on a farm near Asper-moni. The body was taken to Springer Funeral Home at Aspermont. Kiwanions Arrive D.ALLAS. Oct. 3 (48 — Kiwanis Club members from Texas and Oklahoma arrived today for th® group’s convention. MCCARTHY SAYS ter meters the population is now in exce.ss of 60,iXk).” he said, and ”l»eople are using more than five times as much water as they did SO years ago. “It wtHild have b«HMi iiiHHissible tor Abilene to grow without having water facilities ahead of the IHvpuIatiun increa.'-e "U .A woituhI atvout waier and tation of the watch came as a that and hung it on the wall in tjei,vere«i the giKxts year m and sutprise Wife RerognDed The veteran city employe’i wile V as «Iso recognized Sunday and presented a miniature of the portrait that will hang in city hall. Dallai Scarborough, veteran AbU Une attorney, was mayor in 1922 iny office" ScarlHuough InlriKluced S W. Freese, whose engineering firm, Freese & Nichols, planned and lu-l>ervise<l construction of Grimes Filleratlon Plant. Freese said he had wivrked with Grimes for 30 years as eniinter year out “Due thing .stands otii alHvui I.. A s administration That is the economy with which the Job was done ” Frees® .said Abilene has one of Sm ORIMKS. r«. t-A. Cel. t Pete Is Caught Baker kept his light on the python while Jackson slipfved the loop on a 6 foot stick over Pete’s head    • “Ed’.s a brave man" Jackson said later "Not one man in a j thousand would have done what he did ’• Jackson tighleiu'd live niHwe arvmnd Pete’s neck and told Baker to teleplwne for help. He fought the threshing coiling snake about 20 muuiles before his helpers arrived It slipi>etl out of the loop once But Pets’s owner snareil the snake again before it could move away. p*r«iui*    rwvivi    driven    waves    until he    reached J- VST VM‘ .SOI IH ItMKVL I »• \ V.S    , th»    trtijiiHi    i    small    islaiHl.    There he attracted attention    of other    fishermen and they summoned help. Mr \SiHKlson was born .April 8, I9i)2 in Raines County Other survivors liH'Uhie his mother, Mrs J F. NNiHKison. San Antonio; four sisters, Mrs A I. New. tViessa. Mrs J M Hickman. .Aspermont; Mrs D, \ Clendennmg, San Anton-to. and Ml’S J H Kttnmel. Snyder, and three brothers, J K of Sny der. Fred of Iredell and Marshall of Waco. Burial wriU be in Snyder Cemetery and the Rev Floyd W Strick land, pastor cd the Avenue D Bap-tift Church, will offkiit®L M.mhU,' Tur*»U> |wrU> ckmav »»«h «-«I i .* l#nxl    iw    l*m-    1 n*i«lurv    1«k«ILy    Mi-wna •*»s#rl> i winOk «Hü »*iu«n» «w Ul» Wii«t. b»i'omuw rnhI»«'«!»    m>«ih»4i»l»rl) Tvi»»il«.v. fs.ui's.H«ti ass % w    e M Ti    I    »    W» fs ,    ;    -w    *• TS    3»    n n    4    J8    -------- »3 TÎ    V    .•«»    -    '*»» Tl    *    A»    .    .    a» TS    .    .    3*    a- 76      •    I*    «T m    ....    »30    .    —    » »4    Itt    30 •S    I)    «* ao    11M Hisli •r4 li>i»    h*» H hoor» «I #    30    a m ; *9    «ad    76 Hifli *mú k*n    attp* UM y««r: Tt and #0. Sun*#« i«M litgHt 6 U et« SMiMria« *». das 6 >3 • m .SuMMH i^ntght # 36 o m OainmMH r*«dm« «l 6 10 e 3# 16 a*iaU>0 hitoudll» Ot    6.30    f(B 61 H# Ike May Affect Censure Result W’.ASHINGTON, Oct. 3 uf'—Sen j Democratic .National CumnuUee McCarthy (R-Wis* said tonight ¡vvUi do" and of "what President that wht‘lher the Senate votes lo Eisenhower will do.” rt'nsure him wUl depei^ in part    Glanders (R-VD on “what President Eisenhower “bragged” of receiving a let- ter from Eisenhower congratu-McCarthy also said the Demo-1    initial    attack cralic National Committees stand .McCa*^thy on UK Queslion mn.v MM. tlK out-1 ! said. But he added if the President has so expressed himself "it might come. He did not elaborate on what he thinks either Eisenhower or the Democrau might do lo swing votes for or against him. The Wisconsin senator aw>^ared 00 .NBC’s “Meet the Press” television pr«)grani It was his first iversonal ctanment on the recommendation by a special Senate committee that the Senate censure him wiien it conies back to consider the question Nov 8. McCarthy’ said he expects the vote wilt go against him if the Senate bases its decision i>n political grounds But if senators think about the facts and about the precedent they would be setting. .McCarthy sakl, their answer to the censure proposal will be "definitely no.” Then McCarthy said Dier® re-mams the «uastioo «1 “vhat the swing some voles” against McCarthy. McCarthy said he will continue to "fight” t'ommunism no matter what action the Senate takes And he said he will do it within the Republican party. He said he would “definitely not” get out of the GOP and form a thiitl party if the censure move sticks He called hiniiielf a Republican “first, last and always.” On the subject of his financial affairs, which were questiwied by ■ 1961 subcommittee before which he declined to appear, McCarthy said anyone is “grossly untruthful” who intimates he used for his ewn purposes money ONitrihuted t® flghl ;

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