Abilene Reporter News, October 23, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 23, 1954, Abilene, Texas Giv» Th« UtúUd Way ®l)e Abilene ji^porter "WITI-fOUT OR WIIH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron •niTTI HTTItT ìn FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 127    Associated Press {Al') ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, OCT. 23, 1954—EIGHT PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c French Approve Saar Pact With Germany DINNER TIME—While President Eisenhower, raising a finger to his temple, talks to an attentive New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Francis Cardinal Spellman checks on the time during a picture session that preceded Thursday night’s tenth annual dinner of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation in New York City. Later, in his address at the dinner, the President announced that his health reinsurance program —shelved by the House of Representatives last July—would be resubmitted to the next Congress. Stevenson Accuses Nixon, ike of 'Dangerous Politics' MIl.WAl'KEE .? — Vdlai Ste-: niocracy’s central idea of repre-vcnson has accused President Ei- sent at ion when a President sees a senhower of "dangerous politics” cold war with Congress if the peo-and said Vice President Nixon is: pie elect the men of their choice leading a congre.ssional campaign = instead of his.” Stevenson declared Vice President .Nixon "boasted” last February that the administration had that might be called “McCarthy Lsm in a white collar.” The 1952 Democratic presidential nominee, speaking last night at a party rally of 3,000, said; "U looks as though the Great Crusade under the leadership of Snow White is going to end up this critical congressional campaign on the elevated note of subversion, ^jcrversion and denunciation of former President Truman. "1 suppose that's what they call McCarihyism in a white collar ” Stevenson said that in Denver 'wo weeks ago the Pi'esident called for a Republican Congros.'- to avoid a cold war of partisan poliHrs between the Congre?-s and the executive branch.” "The words at Denv.r were words not of statesmanship but of politic.s—and dangerous politics,” Stevenson said, “but it denies de- finished "cleaning up the mess in ; Washington.” Now, said Stevenson. Nixon is "back at the old reliable again— Communists in government.” The vice president, Stevenson i .said, had "repudiated” the Presi dent when Nixon stated recently that Communists in government is the issue in 1954 as it was in 1952. Stevenson said the President "has stoutly insisted that his administration's record is the only issue in this election.” But. Stevenson added, "contradiction of the President by his teammates is nothing new in this curious Republican administration when they all ride his coattails.” Most of the President’s legLsla-tive proposals depend on Democratic votes, Stevenson said. Ike to Visit Pennsylvania On GOP Tour Hagler Wins Delay, But Still in Jail FORT WORTH iiPi-David Fred Hagler Jr.. accused of murder in the torch slaying of an unidentified man near Davis, Okla., remained in jail today under $20,000 bond. Hagler’s attorneys said bail would be posted quickly. Meanwhile, Oklahoma authorities conferred on whether ro charge Hagler’s young bride with complicity in the murder. But Hagler doesn't have to go to Oklahoma to stand trial for at least 90 days. He won the lengthy delay yesterday when his attorneys appealed an executive warrant which calls for his delivery to Oklahoma authorities. The State Court of Criminal Appeals, which must make a decision in the case, usually requires a minimum of a month to act on such an appeal after the 90-day period. However, jurists can advance the docket. Hagler’s attorney said. "We hope ;to furnish the Court of Criminal I .Appeals enough law for them to I consider that they won’t be inclined ! to act hastily." Yesterday’s hearing before Criminal Dist. Judge Dave McGee was marked by admission of Oklahoma’s Murray County Sheriff Leonard Monger that probing officers did not know how the murder victim was killed. An allegation in the murder complaint against Hagler said the man was beaten to death with a blunt instrument and then burned with a quantity of gasoline. Officers say Hagler drove a Ford automobile to Cedarvale. Okla, tourist court near Turner Falls, returned to Texas for a station wagon in which the victim was burned, and then drove to \\ aco. Tex., in the Ford. The Ford was turned over to authorities here yesterday. The new vehicle, it developed, had been dirt^cting them to "fight out the cies which were soft, vacillating washed the night before and any Door Into Defense Alliance Opened PARIS (AP>—The French government today speedily approved an agreement with West Germany on the Saar, opening the door for German manpower to take its place in the defense of the West. The Cabinet decision, which took scarcely 15 minutes, authorized the Premier to sign all the accords drafted here this, week to bring West Germany into a Western European union and into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Rain Possible Here Tonight TAKES OFFICE — William D. Gunter, of Olive Oak, Fla,, newly elected president of the Future Farmers of America, receives congratulations from his predecessor, David H. Boyne, left. Gunter was chosen at the 27th annual FFA convention in Kansas City, Mo. Nixon Says Reds Promoting Interest Through Democrats BUTE. Mont. .v—Vice Presi- months are grim evidence that the donl .Nixon declared last night he has evidence the Communists are promoting their interests in this iuuntry through the Democratic party Nixon, a former U. S Aenator threat at home, from California, said he pt>ssesses a "secret memorandum ” to California Communist party leaders. .American people were justified when they lost confidence in the previous administration's will or abihiv to deal w ith the Communist The Democratic administration of iornier ITesident Truman, he said, "anforfunately adopted poll . i>sues w ithin the ranks of the Dem-' ocralic party” I He made the declaration before la theater audience of about l.tXW in Butte last night, one of several stops in this area on his campaign 1 tour in supixirt of Republican can-! didates. ! Nixon was sebedukMi to leave ‘d tbe American inwUnV Wnnsvlvania tlxiay in a Ru««” ^«day for Worland and Chey-stepped up drive to bolster the    •    "here he promi.ved to Republican aunpaign fur the Nov, make further discKisures in sixHx^h- 2 congre.ssional elect ion.s.    e^todaj, ,\s far us the Républicain WASHINGTON f President Eisenhower forays into p<iliticaliy the Communist threat”    \ fingr prints on it had been washed Nixon quoted his memorandum j away. Garage attendants said the\ a.' staling-    (received instruction from an iin- "To unite a new ptditical com- known telephone caller to wash and munist majority for 19.54 and 1956, sweep out the vehicle '*dh-the recognition ot the two-party i out knowing that it was the car Lewter. system remains the form through i police wanted which the overwhelming majority Painting of Spann Home Under Way Painting is underway and will be completed Sunday at the Spann home at 741 Westmoreland St. The home was built in a single day Thursday by the Abilene Home Builders Association, for Mrs. Jimmy Spann, Verda Ruth and Jimmy. A score or more men and companies are involved Saturday and Sunday with free labor and other contributions to the windup of the project. be furnished by Westwood Development Co., Arthel Henson, president; Oakwood Developanent Co., Marshall Boykin, president:    and Miles Fox. builder and realtor. George Houghton, painting contractor. will furnish some workers. Raymond Leggett, painting contractor, will work himself. A contribution not previously acknowledged is that of R. M. Wilkinson, architect. The house plans used was already in existence. but was for an east front. Another agreement ends the Allied occpation of Germany, gives the Germans the right to rearm and restores all but full sovereignty to the West Germans. Some Reservation A Cabinet spokesman said Premier Pierre Mendes-France was instructed to attach some reserva-    Abilene and    vicinity may get tions concerning ownership of the i light rain showers Saturday aftercoal mines in the Saar and their . noon and night, production. A .settlement on this !    Moist air from the Gulf that issue was complicated by a 50-year blanketed East Texas with rain lease on the mines which the Saar j has moved into this area, regime gave to the French some |    xhe forecast    Saturday morning time ago.    indicated the chance of precipita lo Moscow, meanwhile, Soviet ; tion might dissipate by Sunday. Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov    Considerable    cloudiness w'ill be summoned the .American, British and French ambassadors and handed them a new note on Germany. Its ccHitents were not disclosed. but the action w’as not unexpected. since most diplomats have felt all along that Russia would take some action against evident. It will be partly cloudy Sunday. Rainfall here Friday totalled .03 inch at Municipal Airport and .13 at 1829 South Eighth St. Merkel had .30 inch and the Weather Bureau reported its radar indicated Hamlin received a the new plans for rearming Ger- : shower Friday, many on the side of the West. The accord was described as a ■ treaty outline or common declaration which Mendes-France and Adenauer would initial here. The details would be worked out in the next few weeks.    i The Saar problem has been hold-ing up the whole AUied defense :    .I“?’: Temperatures will rise from near 70 Saturday afternoon to the upper 70s Sunday. Navy fro Expand KINGSVILLE. Oct. 23 iiP-An ex- ville Naval .Auxiliary Air Station and Chase Field at Beeville has ities. system worked out here this week. i Mendes - France said flatly he .    .    .    •    ,u : would sign none of the accords^'’«" announced by naval author j unless he obtained a satisfactory, settlement of the Saar issue. ! The.se accords end the .Allied oc-I cupation of West Germany, give •A. J Pence and Ralph Sabin are ‘ R had to be reversed and adop-j Germans virtual sovereignty, ex- About 150 top Repuhlivans in Pennsylvania—officials, party leaders and candidates—were inviied I > hear the President and eat his beef stew recipe at a luncheon on Eisenhower’s 189-acre farm near «lettysburg. F.i.'ienhower planned to travel by auto to the site near the historic battlefield, about a two hour drive ir=»m the capital Penn.sylvania Democrat,< have been whooping a victory crv in ad vance of the election d;iy shovv-duvvn. They say they have agoori * lame to unseat five or more House Republicans—enough to give t.ie Democrats control of the now Î arrowly divide<l House it the par-i holds it.s own elsewhere .And ! ley claim a good chance to get t le governor.ship for the t-ecoiid iune in 70 year.s Republicans .say they sik* no uch shift in this normallv Repub-1 can stale where they currently bold a 19-11 edge in congressional srat.s. They predict they’ll win the uvernor.ship and pt'rhaps pick up ;ome House .seats Ei.scnhower was heading for I'ennsylvania after only one day in I’le White House. He iMibticked m Connecticut and New Aork City on Wednesday and Thursday He I elurned only one week ago from an eight weeks work-and-play vacation in Denver. are concermHi Nixoil asserted, the GOP "never has had the support of the Gommunist party and n diies not have its support now and u will never accept if or have it in the future” "There is no question, he >aid. "but that millions of olyal Democrats throughout the EnittHl Si.ate.-hilti'rly re.vent and will oppose (his etloil on the part of the Communists to infiltrate the Democratic party and to make its {»olicies the poUeics of the Deinociatic i>arty.' But. he added "'rhe 6.9’2t; security risks which have iHH'n vvetxieti out of the government service by the Eisenhower admini.stration in the past *20 {HHiple now pres.s themselves in jwlitics, ‘T iKler these circumsiances. the fir.st attempt mu.^t be to fight out the issues within the ranks of , Democratic i>arty ” To this the vice president addtxl "The Communist party of .America is right in one re.spt'cl wh»** it says the 1954 eUTlions are crucial in determining the path Amer ioa will take ” Angelo Communifry Fund Tops $100,000 S\N ANGELO. Oct. 23 - Tne ITiittxi Community Chest drive here toppevl the $li)0.iWt) mark Friday Moining. Campaign Chairman Lewis St'ibert announced, The total in the till is $101.145 Hagler’s attorneys said bond would be posted for their client today or tomorrow so that he can rejoin Ills new bride, the former Elisabeth Maria Bergmann of Munich. Germany donating their labor in taping and floating the sheet rock so it can be textoned and painted. A painting crew was working under direction of John Mees. All the men are donating their day's work. They are L, N. Koen. T. A A. Tune, H. A. Mees. C. J. Shelton. P. J. Owen.s. J. F Owens, C C McLean. J. F. Tucker and E. W, Bowman. Sunday’s painting crew also will be supervised by Mees. and the labor will be provided by several companies. Two painters each will ted for a west front, and this was done free bv Wilkinson Dewey Blasts Harriman Deal Power Probe Slander Suit Is Termed Major Blunder WASHINGTON «.f^en. Langer K-Ind' said today the Arkansas Power & Light Co. "made a major blunder” in filing a two million dollar slander suit against a witness in a Senate investigation of the controversial Dixon-Yates IKiwer contract. ¡„anger, chairman of a Senate pany, Informed here of the legal ac-; tion against him, McLean said "1 welcome the suit. . . . They are asking for the works—they’re go-, ing to gel it.” /t il ,    ,    »Ka    antimonopoly    subcommittee    carry* Ches oflicaU hop„ to re:n;h the    told    a newsman a *'>    :    "wall    Street    crowd"    prompted the filing of the suit in Little Rock NEW YORK .f — Gov. Thomas E, Dewey says .Averell Harriman ‘ "made milliims" as an insider on ; a pre-war Silesian mine deal while ; what he called "deliberately misinformed” investors lost five million dollars. Harriman. the Democratic Liberal candidate to succeed Dewey, immediately replied: "Smear and distortion.” "Simply not true.” added John P. .McGrath. Democratic state campain manager. Dewey’s charges in a radio-television address last night were the second major Republican attack in a week on Harriman’s financial past. Tliis now appears to be a main target of the Republican campaign to hold New' York in loll of Chest Donors Slated An honor roll of Community Chest donors will be published, probably Monday, in tiie Reporter-New s. Chest staffers are compiling the soil in hopes it will stunulatv' solicitation, according to Don Scriv-ncr, general solicitations chairman. Through Saturday morning eon tributioiis to the RvhI Feather drive here totnle<l $13,017 59. The goal this year is $110.900. Langer reacted explosively when he heard of the suit. Pounding the Ubi,, the senator shouted "we are    2‘elections'” not going to allow Dixon-\ate& or . anyone else to bluff, scare or in timidate witnesses." The North Da kota senator said his subcommittee frame a seven-power Western Eu-. ropean Union including West Germany, and give West Germany an equal place in the North .Atlantic Treaty Organization. French sources said the Saar agreement was expected to be ready in time for consideration by the French Cabinet at a special session this afternoon. Mendes-France will then ask his ministers to authorize him to sign the Saar accord and the other documents. Dulles’ .Mesage Mendes - France and .Adenauer had conferred until almost 3 a.m., today on the Saar issue. They re-j sum^ their talks again at 11;^ ■ a.m. with the foreign ministers of 13 other nations, including U S. Secretary of State Dulles sitting ' anxiously on the sidelines. It was learned Dulles sent both ' Mendes-France and Adenauer a message expressing "profound” : hope" that France and West Ger-! many w ill agree on the Saar's future. The U.S. secretary then : scheduled a meeting with British I Foreign Secretary Sir .Anthony Ed-! en to review the situation. CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFTBAROHHER ney Davis, and hire former Gov. Sid McMath of Arkansas to help OH, BROTHER, *SEA’ SISTER-—Sistcr Margaret Jutie, of Maryknoll Convent in Honolulu, handles the helm with the full confidence of a seasoned mariner during an outing for 35 nuns aboard a yacht near Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Navy played host to the nuns in the full day of recreation. with the clear intent of intimida- ; would a.ssign its chief counsel, Sid-: tion” of witnesses critical of the proposed contract, which has become an issue in the current    political campaign, Langer did    not    be done    legally.    He ' spell out who he meant by    the , staff to    prepare    an opinion on this tenu "Wall Street crowd ”    point. ; The North Dakota Republican    "    " prtHiicuxi that public reaction to the suit will be swift and negative, i Defendant in the slander suit Ls Arthur E McLean, a little Rock i banker who told the l„anger subcommittee Thursday that .Arkansas Power vnas "the most corrupt and ruthless corporation that ever oper-ati*d within the bounds of the slate ”    . .. Arkansas Power officials indicated the suit—which accuses the banker of making "malicious, false and slanderous statemenU" about AP&L-is not based on McLean's Senate testiinouy. which is privi-legevi. but on his past statements m a years long feud with the com- Police Invited To Free Movies Members of the Abilene Police Department will be guests of the Park Drive-In Theater Oct. 26 28 for s|>ecial polic'e pictures. The features will be "Between Midnight and Dawn" and "The Outcast.” The former is a picture portraying uniform police on a midnight shift. BiHh sides agreed considerable Dewev, who is retiring from of-! progress had been made but some fice this year, spoke in behalf of; i^ugh points remained to be set-, Sen. Irving M Ives, the Republi-    \ GOAL $110,000 $100,000 $90,000 $80,000 $70,000 $60/000 $50/000 $40,000 $30,000 $20/000 $10/000 can gul>ernatorial candidate. Harriman, in describing the Dewey speech as a smear, said was desigmd to divert attention 1 SMOG CONTROL with McLean’s defense, if thus can    ^ “    ordered    his    i    from    what    the    Democrats    consider the i<'i»ies of the campaign. THE WEATHER I > UI-.r.ARTMVNT OF (XlMMERl C WFVTHieR BIRFM ABllKXK VM* \1*'1M1V CoiwuUi able cloudu>e>.> Uii>> anermion ami lo .;bt with a cftaBi-e of lifhl    rain *b»"»rrs Parfib 1-kHid.v Sttnda,v lUth this aOer-mwn near    UwUsM    Huib    Sup    , In ihe WF.ST TKXXS Ck>ud.v ullh sCHltered slum era in ea.«t ponton t»t Panhandle >outh Plain* and San \nsrV» area. p*rtl.v ck>udr elsewhere this aOermton. U>nuiht ami Sun da>. .< little warmer In Vanhaodle this anenKHUi and E’anhandle and Sositti Pl;-<ns ; UvRifht and Sun/U> Xo in>pi>«*ftt temper» tore t-haniies Mmierate mtMrtb east wimi> on the ooast    ^ Stu ru crVTR^l. TF\\.'< CtmSKltraMr ehmdmeas v^ih >vattered showei* and ihun dershower* nwiatb »« easi and !W>uth ixw-tams thw aftenu.w'n. tonight and autH* .> Cooler thi.s aftei-mKU', and m extreme wnith pttrthvn litnuehl Vmlerate »mMttv norfhesM to east vrvnd.s on the cva.xi tf;mpkr.%ti rk.s Sat A M 1 » > Ballinger Man, 23, in 'Very Critical' Shape After Crash Oil Firms Reject Shutdown Appeal -Angelenos have been gagging for 17 straight days. Standard Oil of California and Shell were more reserved in their comments, but like the other com-panie.s insisted the industry has done all in its power to curb smoke pollutants at their refineries. ShvU alone offered to meet with the governor to discuss the rn PM «7    .    3:»    .-'I .4:30    .... (S3    S3C    M ... .... Ri    r w .    -3 30    «30    V 60    «:»(»    yi $9    10:30 1 '30    '■* 'S    II so MUR and tew liHmpvratttroa iar U te»ar* emted al 6;9ft a » ; «« and 40 Suns«4 }at>t iitdht 5-St pm Sumisa to. du i-M am Sunsat tonight SiSft pm Rawmoier rvadiiix at 0 SO a m SHI SS. Rvlalivv httH»kl«.v at I 30 a m LGS ANGEI.es ..f - Southern Caiiloruia's oil industry, invited by Gov Goodwin J. Knight to shut BALLINGER.    Oct    23 HNS —    down operations temporarily for a v»erald Sloan. 23. Ballinger    milk (smog test, has declined—w ith some route salesman, is in "ven,* criti- comment unrefined, cal” condition in Ballinger Clinic- "The solution to the smog prob-Hospitai. He was inj ired Friday 1cm is not to be found in polities.” night in a car w avk    '    snapped Reese H. Taylor, Union The attending physician .said Oil President. Knight and Demo-Sloan wa.x being treated for a brain crat Richard Graves are locked in proposal, concussion and    two    broken    legs    the current campaign for governor |    indemndent    Refiners Asm lie »a*    fn™ hi, laM    I«--We„l,. erupted m.o I siHfan when it failed to make a the hottest is*ue,    ;    o..    »Ka eur\e nine miles north of Ballin- Four other major companies and ^    ^    Kniahi stands The governor awaited ward    from    his    views from other operators of the area’s» Knight dropped the bombshell plan in the companies’ laps yes-itcrday. He asked for a valuntary General Petroleum called : closing of refineries "in the public Knight 's proposal "unsound” and I interest for such a period as will He    w as returning    to    Ballinger: "meaningless” Richfield said the j pemtd an adequate test of the from    a    football    game.    i    move "would neither prove nor j ^nuiU of smog ciMrting from the He    is    married    and    has    a    small i disprove” how the irritating poiiu* manufacture ot gasoline and otiuBr child    I    tants get into the air on which petroleum products in this county.” V accident happened about 9:45 p.m. FndaN Wiine.xscs said the car skidded about 90 feet Sloan was apparent 25 refineries without great ly hurled from the car when it raisin, struck the guard rails on the curve. ;