Abilene Reporter News, October 5, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 5, 1954, Abilene, Texas ■ PARTLY CLOUDY </®í)e Abilene Sorter    MDMIIVG'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. L.XXIV, NO. no Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 5, 1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc FLOOD EBBS Tropical Rains Move Up Valiey Students Strike ADENAUER SIGNS AGREEMENTS—British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, left, and French Premier Pierre Mendes-France, right, watch as West^German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer affixes his signature to agreements in London whereby West Germany comes into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as its 15th member. (AP). City Offers New By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A tropical storm that put parts ol Brownsville waist deep in water | moved up the Rio Grande Valley Monday night dumping from 3 to 5 | inches of rain on at least four other cities. Flood waters caused by a total of 8.3.5 inches of rain in Brownsville in a 12-hour period were subsiding Monday afternoon. There was no serious flood threat a» any of the other drenched areas. No casualties had been reported, although estimates of the number evacuated in Brownsville Monday morning ranged as high as 300. Most returned a few' hours later. Rains Stop Rainfall totaled 4.1 inches in Weslaco, 3 Inches in Donna, about In D.C. Schools Site for Armory C'ltv ol .Abilene ha.< otferoci (he ! danger the approximate S3(K).‘K)0 National Guard a substitute armory .site, on the old municipal airport grounds east of town. Loc-al guard olficials declined Monday to commit themselves ior or against exchanging the already leastHi location in the city's Fair F’ark for the airport acreage They recommended in writing that tiie .Abilene Chamber ot Commerce .Armory Committee or some ciiy government representative contact the State .Armory Board regarding the propt*sed change. Might Endanger Grant The slate panel should be asked whether it would approce switching the armory site and whether j government grant for armory construct ion, an .Abilene Guard committee said. Offer of an eight-acre tract at the old municipal airport was made by the City Commission, in exchange for the 6.8 acres the commission recently leased free the State of Texas for the posed armory. 5 inches in McAllen and Edinburg, 2.6 inches in the Edcouch Elsa I    area. La Joya 2.1, Rio Grande City :    1 inch, Roma ,52, Falcon Dam .25. , The rain slopped in Brownsville j    Monday afternoon and at 8 p.m. the j    Weather Bureau said the tropical I    storm appeared to be breaking up I at the other Valley points. The Weather Bureau said the tropical disturbance and a cool .    front creeping into the Panhandle proposal, \va^ written over^the sig-,    ,Tjjght bring some good showers Tuesday to South Central and may- natures of Col. Hobbs: Lt. Col. Ralph Krieger, commander of the Third Battalion. 142nd Infantry; and Lt. Col. Vaden P. Hiner, commander of the 131sl Field Artillery Battalion .A huddle was held Monday morning by the C-C .Armory Comprit' I miltee, of w hlch Jess Warren | probably would lower temperatures IS chairman; City Manager Han-1 only in the Panhandle before it be North Texas. Temperature Same The cool front, just past Dalhart at dark, was causing a continued flow of southeast winds across the state from the tropical storm. The Weather Bureau said the cool front Jeering Crowds Hit Integration WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 f/P)—Hundreds of white boys and girls, shouting and jeering, put on protest demonstrations today against admitting Negro youngsters to their public school classes in the nation’s capital. The outbreak, following similar demosntrations in some other cities, came as the Supreme Court, which outlawed segregation earlier this year, was opening its fall term. There was no apparent connection, however. Two high schools—McKinley and Anacostia—were the scenes of the demonstrations. Some 400 youngsters walked out of the Anacostia school and 150 others left their classrooms at MciKnley. President Eisehnower had urged a qiuck integration of the races in Washington public schools. He asked that the capital become a model |---- for the rest of the country, j Richard Caulk, a handsome red-haired boy who is president of the Student Council at McKinley, backed up the President in a futile plea to his fellow students. 'T’m for integration.” he said. "Think of the opportunity for all of us to get a practical lesson in hooted him The offer was mailed in a letter | cock, members of the City Com-i warmed up from City Manager Austin P Hancock. dated Oct. 1. to Col. Frank J. Hobbs of .Abilene, assistant division artillery commander. 36lh Division, Texa.s National Guard. No Side Taken Reply of the local Guard, de-it feels that the change would cn- ! dining to take sides in the swiU'h Chances for French Pact Approval Good PARIS. Oct 4 .f—Chances for. The key to the success of the    over    whdlier to make j French parliamentary approval of new plan, which replaces the Kuro-    armorv site in Fair i •he i,<>ndon agreements to rearm {H-an Defense C'ominunily ‘'»rmy I    fmally ’ agreed to !t ' mission and National Guard rep- Other 24-hour rain reports up to ! resentatives.    6 p m. Monday included: .Austin .11, j .After the meeting. Hancock said Houston .74. San Antonio .30. Waco i a city official, probably Mayor, 05. Galveston .32. Laredo !». Vic- 1 C. E. Gatlin, will talk with the ^ toria .39. and light rain at El Paso. : State Armory Board about the pro- j presidio had the state’s high. !« posed change in armory location, j degrees. Most other maximums He said Maj. Gen. Carl Phin-i^^ere in the 80s. ney. commanding general of the | fity Manager Emory Watts said 1 3«th Division, Texas National {hat about 25 square blocks in west ! Guard, who is a member of the ; Brownsville, including parts of the' i State Armory Board, will be contacted. Long Dispute Members of the city’s Park and Public Recreation Board several months ago engaged in a i LOSE BRUSH WITH DEATH—James Greenway, 48, of Seattle, Wash., is shown in a South Bend, Ind., hospital after his safety belt saved him from being swept out of an airliner over Goshen, Ind. He was seated by an escape hatch when it blew out, the air stream sucking him after it. His safety belt caught his knees and fellow passengers retrieved him. (AP). democracy.” His schoolmates down. Strikers Demonstrate The 150 walkers-out at McKinley demonstrated outside the build- Wilson Says Reds in His Selup 'Few' DENVER. Oct. 4 A>i-Secretary of Defense Wilson declared today the number of security risks Un- ing for three quarters of an hour i investigation or already ousted and then went into an auditorium |    nation s four-million-man to argue with the principal. Rich- i military setup "is happily quit« ard E. Bish. small in percentages.’ Wilson’s statement at a hews AFTER 9 MONTHS \Ve>; Germany apj'eaied bright to-; plan killed by the French .A.ssem-(I    ' blv. appeared to lie in the hands ‘.Members of center and rightist of‘the left-of-eenter Popular Repub-partie.s as well as followers of Gen > bean Movement «MRP), and the I'narles de Gaulle praisetl Pre- ’oocialists Pierre .Mend» s France lor One MRP memlrer. who declined inier protecting French sovereignty and , to be quoted by name, predicted Then the City Commission granted the lease. The controversy was fanned alive again Monday, Sept. 27. by D W. Bush, a park planner from Kansas City. Bush recommended to the park business district, were flooded fronx 2 to 4 feet deep Monday morning when the tropical storm swept in off the Gulf. .About 10 square blocks in ea.st Brownsville were put under long,    1 Water Waist-Deep    J Some Brownsville residents told ' of wading in waist-deep water to Joe Strikes Out, Marilyn Leaving In a noisy session, pupil after ^    ,    .    . pupil got to his feet to demand conference after a meeting witn that the 419 Negroes at the school President Eisenhower came ag-be sent somewhere else. There are    background    of    the    hot 598 white pupils at McKinlev. Political controverys over Vice Helped bv a football plaver. President Nixon s recent assertion Rich ard’Green. Bish secured that the administration is kicking the Communists and the fellow travelers and the security risks their cross streets in front of homes. The city’s recently completed storm sewers were overtaxed and could not handle the downpour. However, as .soon as the rain stop-tved falling the flood waters began retaining a close partner.ship with j the premier will swing a sub.stan- board thai the armory tve places! in    sewers    ' Britain in the nine ^>ower negotia-j tial majority behind the decisions | other location. He is a mem-j    ainvort    five    miles    east    of tion.N. Ranger Man Killed in Train Wreck to bring West Germany into expanded Brussels alliance and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization .Memies Kraiice, taking the initiative to prevent any buildup of op-jHiNiiion in paiiianieniary circles through dolayeti consideration, has called an extraordinary session oi the assembly Ivginning Thursday to hear his ie{H)rt on the London talks. The ratification vote, however. may not come for several weeks. VViieii the legislators reconvene, this likely will be the attitude of AM \RII.LO. Oct 4 r A broken wheel sent 30 cars of a Fort Worth and LHnver freight tram plunging    and    Socialist parties: down an embankment near here MRP. the party ol (Teorges Bi-early ttnlay, killing one man. injur-    Rt>iHmt Schunian, is ;ng another and di.^ruptuig trailic jitaunchly pro-Furopeaii The party on the main line    strongly    hacked    the detunct FDC The dead man was Jt>e HopiHT. plan, and many members are still 42. of Hanger He was crushed un- hitter against Mendes France, who tier a tank lar. In a satisfaclury condition in .Amarillo w.is William Wilson. 44 of Pueblo. Colo, who fractured both arms and legs ASilson told olticeis he and Hop-}>er boarded the freight late last night in Pueblo Wilson was thrown clear of the tram. The wreck lore up around .U“» feel of traik on a high fill about 2.5 miles nurlhwesl of here Traf liC was rorouteii on nearby Kock Island and Santa Fe tracks Both Ime.s sent equipment to help clear the wreckage Traffic is ex pcc’.ed to roll on the site tomorrow atiernoon. said Marvin Monoghaii. asMstaiil genera! manager in Am arillo. had no part in negotiating KlK'. refused to slake hi.s government’s future on that treaty in a vole ol confidence and sharply criticized the plan himself. her of Hare & Hare, the park i expert firm w hich is planning Abilene’s park development program. Substitute site which the commission has offered lie.s immediately east of the land which the county is to buy for a livestock and agricultural exposition center. It IS on the new route of State Highway 3«i Within 72 Hours Hancock's letter to Hobbs stated that the city can execute a lease contract on the new site within 72 hours after the local Guard pei>ple accept it He said the city will compensate the Guard’s engineers and architects tor all extra expense due to change ol site Brownsville a total of 6 67 inches fell. About 18 inches of water cov- j ered most of the runways Monday j afternoon and there was about 10-inches of water in the administration building.    I .At Weslaco a new storm sewer See WE ATHER, P*. S-A, Col. 5 French Red To Be Quizzed i PARIS. Oct 4 .P -- Jacques i lAuclos. No. 2 man in the French The present lea^e would n | Communist partv, will be sum-canceleii until the new f| nioned for questioning Wednesday lease was approved b> all pa    military    magistrate    inves- concerned "The City Commi.xsion offers their services in assisting you In exiH'ditmg tlie approval of this new site.” Hancock wrote Hobbs, 2 Jurors Selected For Trial of Alaniz ligating leaks of vital French military secrets, security officers said tonight    • Duclos. deputv to Secretary Gen eral Maurice Thorez and actual leader of the party during Thorez’ continuing long illness, will be confronted with .Andre Barane> Bar-anes. a Communist journalist, has admitted that he is a Communist party agent and that he has given the party seci*et information on nu'elings of the National Defense 19.52. of .laci»b Floyd! Council. He also has l>een de- THE WEATHER I........  ....".I..    ...I    hi.    h,h    ir™,    ih,    .Vhiri    I    hih"    "i™, rjSia'Æ-“âU'ïi saä ïst T.-v.,>Htlioanoudo.-sM.„    iti»'    a.nl-u,.hh    ,.t    th.-    ro..r    'I'''    hoàdh.«    m    the hours ol quest ioiimg and a da.v oí skinmslung over legal motum.s and j ijuaUlied The Mate contends that a Mcxi- technicaUtu’s The stale q . each juror on bis li*elings toward i’miU.v ' dcalli penalty, The delensc ask* MUllSr SM» VIlIMlV IhumlriKlutt'ci» lui'Mla> Hi*:h Isilh U.»' ti,. 1.«'*    nijtlii V« NON III i ÌMKSI I » \ V* "Uh »«.»tU'it'O Otuv^irs «mi Ihui' ((ri»»"'"»*!» Turvlttv «mi VVm .»Iti ImiU'*-! .«lui«» rh.tiifcf» vvi .st ri-X VS 1 (it)n*l«-li*hlr wilh    »(> ri» n.vil'A.a'u HI .vio\ 7* 74 '.4 71 70 «0 :i n it i4 •« «7 XION l Ht Î 30 J X« 4 M» 5 X« li .H» , IK'iultHi sentence i**ru> * Aiamz’ wile and two liny daugh lets .s;il quietly lor some 8»; bouis and ioit riie trial bogged down in a ser-le.- ol motions and legal technicalities. ‘ until at 3 23 pm District p XI Î.9 M IIS M Iti M 0 ** H» Ul HI H TO i: 30 i.1 it TV IM <01 74 iHUtll Ui*h ind Itiw temiM-irttui utilrtl »< S 30    •<»    •"<>    ••    ,    , Migh »ml I"" <»iin <f'•»»'»•‘X »«iMf "•>» 1 »I >l'.1l SI «Otl n iioi'ifiri    •!    *    JO    p    ni 1« u H.I.IO* humWtq Ot f- m M i. can named .Miredo Cervantes was the actual triggermun. and that Alaniz and Mario Sapet were accomplices and conspirators with Corv antes Cervantes has never been arrest ed and Mexico has been asked to hunt him. Bartlett and duet detcnse attorney Percy Foreman engaged in , a brief verbal hassle    when Bart- Judge H    W Bartlett    *, Rqt accused Foreman    of taking    too j start the    juiy questioning    ’’    ! niuch tune to prepare    a motiim    fori Bartlett    overruled two    motlciw to 1 continuance qua.sh the iiulidinent agaiiLst the j “A ou took two hours aud 261 Duval County atloniey The judge ,minutes to write a mmion any one. took under udvisement a motion j of you c»ul(l liave written in 101 by the defense to postpone again niuuites.” Bartlett said. lice ins{H‘ctors in the oifices of the pro Communist new spav>er Liberation. where Baranes was employed Police also raided the home i»f ! l.ilvralion’s managing etiitor. Fin- j inanuel d’Astier de la A’lgerie. a | pro Communist inemln'r of the Na-1 tional Assembly IV la A igerie then ’ was summoned to give his te.sti-. inony to the magistrate W^nlnes-day also.    1 HOLLA’W(X)D. Oct. 4 .P - The nine-month marriage of movie queen Marilyn Monroe and baseball hwo Joe Di.Maggio shattered today and she vxill sue for divorce. The news, announced by the blonde star’s studio, hit Hollywood like an .A-bomb. There had been no hint of an>lhing but harmony in the Di.Maggio home. Both the onetime Yankee Clipper and his voluptuous wife were holed up in their English farmhouse in Beverly Hills. Their "his” and "hers” twin black cadillacs were parked outside. A housekeeper said neither Marilyn nor Joe would see reporters. .lust Incompatible Jerry Giesler. famous filmtown lawyer, announced Miss Monroe would seek a divorce at once and would charge mental cruelty. He said the marriage broke off because of incompatibility. "They've talked it over and reached a pleasant understanding.” he said. Only a handful of intimates knew there was trouble brewing between the pair. On Sept. 9, the famed calendar girl flew to New York for locations of "Seven-A’ear Itch." She was .slated to return Sept. 12. but a hurricane dela.ved her. Joe flew to join her Aluch in l.oxe " I'hcy seemed to be very much in love.” said a studio source who was with Uiem "They are not the demonstrative type, but they ap-Pi'.ired to be warmly affectionate.” Thev Hew back here together Sept. 16 Last week he returned to New York to cover the World Series for a syndicate. She continued working in her picture Slie was scheduled to work this morning, but called the studio and said she couldn’t make it. The schedule was quicklv rearranged to shixH around tier. Then she to?d the studio of the splitup I.itlle in Common An intimate reported llvey had little in common. Before she met the baseball star, she h.ad little or no interest in sports. He was pub licity shy and refu.Ncd to stand in the siH»tlight that surrounded her. I’ntll this year, his career interests were on the Fast Coa.M. while she earned her tabulous living here He gave up his New York tele vision work so they could spend more time together here But she See related story, Pg. 1-B and just lounge in a big easy chair.” Friends speculated that Joe’s inactivity while his wife worked strenuously might have been a reason for the crackup. It has foundered many a Hollywood marriage. The romance began tliree years ago when a mutual friend, business agent David March, arranged a dinner date for them. .At first Marilyn kept the friendship quiet, realizing Joe’s distaste for publicity. But the news leaked out and it soon became a celebrated romance. agreement with some of the leaders of the walkout to meet with, , ^    »    u .u him tomorrow and air their griev    »'Jhe government, not by the hundreds, but bv the thousands. -Thia « a new road for me as ,    .» w    ..1    \    Stephen    Mvtcheu.    chairtnan    el r    H'e    Democratic National Comm'W ^    i'«-    has called on .Vi.«n to name I    strike    ‘    ‘h'    Communists    who have been C t    r    M    ^    klckod out,” Of rcpudiate his state, ^me of the vtuden^ wouU ha«,    pp^lic. nothing to do with the committee    ^    question,    Hllsoii Idea. They urged the boys and    he    brought with him from jgirs to go on strike for a »'«k,    „    „    „„ I at least -if .vou want the rest to    have    been I. 11 ^ a e A ' removed from the Defense Depart-The 400 who walked out a. .An-,    {Qtal    force,    or on how many acostia did not    I    persons    are    under    investigation gregaled outside the building, hoot- Abilene Area May Get a Little Wet ing and jeering from time to time. persons now. But he added that even 1,000 But they were orderly, as were    Defense    Depart- thc demonstrators at McKinley, i i-pent civilians and men and worn-Eugene Griffith, acting principal;    uniform-four    million    alto- at Anacostia. tried    unsuccessfully,    gether-*‘would be a small percen- to get the students back in the    i    ^gg^    •» stressed he was not say- school building. Repeated efforts j jjjg number actually is 1.000. on his part were met with loud 1 wRson’s remark about that num-boos. There are 43    Negroes in a    bgj.    bgi^g ..3 small percentage” total enrollment of    1,271 at that    vvas    in reply to a question as to how he squared his statement about the total being "happily school. Start .Anothr March Some of the strikers started    with Nhxon’s that the''ad march on a third school. Eastern, ministration has been kicking thou* hut police met them on the way sands of Communists, fellow trav-and dispersed them.    elers and security risks out of gov- As the day wore on. most of the ernment jobs, demonstrators went home. Some    Defense Is Tougher Possible showers may hit the'    would    stay    home    tomor-    in    response    to    another    question, .Abilene area Tuesday, according    too. to a forecast by the Weather Bu reau at Municipal Airport. Moisture from the east w as mov ing into the area over .Abilene i demonstrations Monday night and the Weather* Df- Hobart M District officials got out state- Wilson said he believes the De-fense Department probably has Bureau said that a front would | intendent of schools, said in form Tuesday somewhere near i statement Lubbock, Conditions near this front, together with heavy moisture over nients urging    parents to ask their 1 few er    security risks    on a percen- youngsters    not    to    lake part    in the tage    basis, than perhaps «om« I other    government    agencies becoming,    super-; cause    "the military    people are a B'Spring Man Named the area, could trigger the show- 118th Judicial DA ers. Temperatures are expected tOj .ACSTIN. Oct 4    — Guilford reach a high mark of around 90 Jones of Big Spring was named both Tuesday and Wednesday j ll8ih Judicial district attorney to-Monday’s high was 90 and the ^ day. He succeeds Ellon Gilliland, low was 68.    resigned. little tougher than some of Ih« others” in rooting out risks. Along that line, Wilson said th« Defense Department is stepping up its "procedures to handle cases of individuals who have shown up a« security risks.” He added: "We want to promptly clear them if they are innocent. If they are risks, we want to move them to places where they wwi’t b« risks. Armstrong Guilty Gets 18-Year Term ,A 47-year-old Abilene man, .Albert Aron Armstrong, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday night when he was foutul guilty of killing his common law wife, .Mrs. Fvey Lorena .Armstrong A 42ml District Court jury re-startiHl working almost as smin as ;    guilty    verdict    at    9 05 she reuirned umiu the liuneyintHin ' and has seldom h.id a day oil aied three hours m reaching a decision. M iley Caffey. 42nd District Court attorney, told the jury in closing statements that the prosecution would be satisfied with a 30-year term .Armstrong was on trial for the NEWS INDEX the .Manu trial .Aliuiu. 42, Is charged 00 a thiee- counl iiuluiment i n Iht slaying in nesses were nussing The defense w.sntcd the case jHvstpotuHi bceause two of its wit- SICTION A Wemea's nexvs Oit etxvt Sports SICTION • EditorioU Conxict    •    •    • Form, foorkots . . . .« Rodio-TV log 4 io.n MIU-C Reeenlly in New York Marilyn denied renorls that Joe spent many nights away from home playing pxiker Plays at Home "Joe does all his pt»ker playing at home ’ she said "He hvHS no gypsy in him that would cause him to slay away nights It’s difficult enough to gx*t him out of the house He liked to putter around, take an occasional dip in th« pool jrned its guilty verdict at a    cummon-law 111 and sentence was iinmmiiate-    ^    ^3    Texonm passed. The actual jury reconi- niendation was a term ot not less than two years or more than 18. Only relatives of Armstrong’s and tlie dead woman were in the courtroom at the time the jury returned Us verdict. .Armstrong had no comment and did not show any emotion when sentence was passed. The case was given to the jury shortly after 5 pm. Counting an hour receqi for supper, it deliber- St. He was charged with murder with malice .Armstrong was taken back to county jail Monday night following the trial. Only eye witness outside of .Armstrong was Karl Hayes, Fort Worth directory compiler, who said Mrs. Armstrong had received him and the told him the manager was out. He was making out his route He heard a r^part, aaw Mri. Arm* sti-ong crumple up on her aide, then a man he didn’t identify pointing the gun at him. "FrtghtciUHl. I upraised my hands and cried, ’Don't do that I’ The man then began firing other shots uilo the woman and then turned the gun on himself. I ran out, went to a man in the rear, to tell him The man thought it was firecrackers" .Armstrong, on th« stand about an hour, declared he remembered going iiilo the rear of Ui« Texoma Seat Co. plant, to see his son Dwi, then blanked out. "1 didn’t go in there to kill her,” he said, weeping. 1 couldn't kill— I loved her too much," Armstrong then cried aloud with a tM AEMIIKONG. Fg. f-A. C«L I ;

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