Abilene Reporter News, October 26, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 26, 1954

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Issue date: Tuesday, October 26, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas 2 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 129 Associated Press (At) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, OCT. 26, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc COLD HITS Low of 40 Due Here MEASURE OF HOSPITALITY-Joe Honeycutt and Henry Whitater, left to right, good will trippers for Abilene Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday's area journey, hold the complimentary yardsticks that are distributed to greeting crowds. They are demonstrating that Abilene hospitality is "a yard wide." (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson) Good-Willers Swing North ToAspermonl By HAMILTON WR5GHT Reporter-News Staff Writer ASPERMONT, Oct. 28. Abi- leae's good-Hill trippers ran into cool winds and mist here Tuesday morning. .Abilene businessmen and Cham- ber, of Commerce representatives arrived in Aspermont around a.m. oa their third journey this year to nearby towns. When the trippers arrived in Haralin at a.m., they- were greeted by Onis Crawford, man- ager of the Chamber of Com- merce. Members of the tour visited bus- inesses in Hamlin and left for As- permont, meeting a norther on the way. Lunch was to be in Spur with the Lions Club. The afternoon schedule included stops in Jayton. Rotan-and Roby. Men making the trip Tuesday are Mel Thurman, Henry Whita- ker, Frank Pruitt. Hamilton Wright, Joe Honeycutt, H. A. Gird- ner. D. L. Brown. Owen Eils, Paul .Miller. Tip Walker, R. J. Hank, Hook Davis, Jerry Spires, Woodrow F. Watts, Leroy White. Bill Meads, Bill Smith, Bill O'Brien, Ken Wright. The Billikens, male quartet from Hardin Simmons University, ac- companied the trippers. Readings for Tuesday were nci seen as appreciably, different from those of the 24-hour period ended at a.m. Tuesday. For that 24-hour period the highest and low- est'temperatures here were 72 and 64. Panhandle Chilled Coming originally from Canada, the puff of cold air chilled the Texas Panhandle early Tuesday. It blew southeast across tlie state. At mid-morning the leading edge of the front stretched from near Wichita Falls out into West Tex- as. Temperaures dropped an average degrees behind it. In Northwest Texas no rain ac- companied the front, bul forecast- ers said there probably would be scattered thundershowers as it passed southeastward. The front failed to produce a freeze in the Panhandle Tuesday morning although it had originally been expected to do so. Thermom- eters sank to 35 degrees at Dai- hart and 36 at Amarillo before dawn. It didn't freeze, the Weath- er Bureau said, because the front lost a lot of its punch. Northeast winds of 22 miles an ______.........._....... hour whipped Lubliock. which had ers walked past jeering picket a brisk 49 degree norning read- A cold front reached Abilene at 9 a.m. Tuesday, the local Weather Bureau reported. Arriving from the north; it drop- pec! temperatures CR'O degrees im- mediately. It was expected bring the theimoineter down an- other 10 degrees to the 60's Tues- day afternoon, By Wednesday morning the reading here was forecast fb be 40. which is eight degrees above freezing. That was seen as the lowest temperature which the front would produce. The temperature stood a 72 when the front hit here, and went to 70 at once. No rainfall is predicted. The Abilene forecast, which in- cludes all of West Central Texas, provides for the first sharp drop in temperatures to be Wednesday, when they are to stand in the English Bockmen Go BaCk to Work LONDON ift-A trickle of work- lines today but the movement failed to break the 23-day-oId dock strike threatening Britain with in- dustrial paralysis. Arthur Deakin. head of the giant Transport and General Workers X'niori. moved quickly to exploit the first crack in the strike front. He sent squads of union officers hurrying to dock gates to urge the men to "go back to work and get on with the A scuffle developed outside one London dock where a Transport Union officer began reviewing the history of the walkout but was drowned out by strikers singing "Tell me the old. old story." ing. Freeze Forecast The Weather Bureau said colder air should slide in behind the front Tuesday night. It forecast freezing temperatures for the Pan- handle early Wednesday. 25-30 in the upper Panhandle and 30-40 in the lower Panhandle and South Plains. Abilene had .01 rain for the 24- hour period ended at a.m. Tuesday. Other rainfall reported over 'the state included: Galves- ton. 1.07 inches: Houston, .OS.- Beaumont, .13: and Wichita Falls, .01. Most of the rain fell Monday. Rejected by Churchill Cash in Chest Till Climbs To Contributions reported in Abi- lene Community Chest campaign totaled Tuesday morn- ing. That amount included turned in during the morning. All donations reported thus.far are from the general solicitation division. No report has been released from the major gifts phase. Workers were urged in a meet- ing Tuesday morning to turn in reports of collections promptly in an effort to bring the campaign to a close. Division chairmen and team captains attended a confer- ence in Mack Eplen's Cafeteria. Plans to publish the sum raised in major gifts were made in a meeting of workers Monday. Per Centers Several employe groups have been reported as donating 100 per cent. Some gave a full day's pay each. Employes of Farmers and Mer- chants National Bank'. 100 per cent of whom gave a full day's pay each, donated AU persons at Perry Hunter- Hall gave a day's pay each for a total S100.22. Co-chairmen Don Scrivner and Jerry B. Morgan reported an in- crease in general solicitation gifts over last year. pointed year's goal is 20 per cent higher than, last year's. The enliire Chest campaign, aH 'divisions, seeks to raise eight community agebcies. Sobbing Woman Begs for Release CLEVELAND A woman who "Is there any doubt in your jurst into tears and pleaded to be j mind that Sam Sheppard as he ixcused was seated anyway torlry sits here in this courtroom is pre- is a juror at the murder trial to be Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard. j Mrs Pelsay was a repiacement Answering questions from de- for GeraM L .Liederbach, a mail- ith _, ense counsel Fred Garmone with eeming poise. Mrs. Genevieve A. 'elsay suddenly looked fixedly at lie handsome osteopath for the Irst time. Then the blond biscuit company employee lowered her- head and, with tears brimming in her eyes, umbled in her pocketbook' for a handkerchief. "I would like to be she ;aid, her voice choking. "I would not like to be on this case." Her sudden outburst followed his question: INDICTMENT DISMISSED Clary Faces New Murder Charge Adenauer Off To U.S. Visit BON'N7, Germany Hi-West Ger- nan Chancellor. Konrad Adenauer eft Bonn by plane today for an light day visit in the United States. He will confer with President Eisenhower an! Secretary o! State Dulles on agreements reached at ast week's Paris conference to j rec and rearm West Germany as! i partner in tin Western defense illiance and a new Soviet proposal or big power talks on the reunifi- cation of Germany. He was scheduled to reach Wash- ngton tomorrow, after a stopover n Iceland. BALLINGER, Oct. 26. A charge of murder was Wed against5 Clifton Clary here Tues- day morning and Clary was en- route from San Ansclo to Ballm- gcr to post i> new bond, awaiting grand jury action on the charge. Filins of the new charge fol- lowed dismissal of a murder indict- mcnt Monday by Judge C. E. Patterson in District Court. Clary, 54 >'car old tormev Ballinger County ranch foreman, had been under indictment for tlic murder of his wife since May ot im Mrs. Clary died in the fiery ruins of their ranch home Jan. 31, 18W. Clary has been twice convicted .en the charge that hc her both times Ilic Court ot Criminal Appeals reversed judgment. He given n 99-yoar icnteiK-e when tried at Ballinger tnd al the second trial in Colorado City IS Tebru-M-y. ncMnimnded a MM, tcrm- Jury A third attempt to try Clary last December in Eastlarid ended with a mistrial when attorneys, were unable to obtain a jury. Indklnif.1 At all three of the first trials Clary's attorneys asked for dis missal of (he indictmeut but the motions were refused. 'They ar- gued that the indictment aleged Mrs. Clary was murdered by "un- known means" and that the state presented evidence to show that she was killed by being strangled. Clary was required to post a ooo bond in Alpine Monday in or- der for the case to be returned (o Ballinger. His altorneyj. Carl Rungo and Earl of San An- gelo, signed the bond. District Attorney B, C." (3rind< staff taid here Tuesday morning Uiat he does not know when the next grand jury will be cmpan elled but that ne..will a new indictment on the charfc filed to- day WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES NO PHOTOS Air Force re- fuses to make photographs of proposed multi-city Hubbord Oeefc reservoir. Pone 3-A. VIOLENT DEATHS Texas had numerous vfofenf deaths Monday. 5-A. THE WEATHER C. 5. Of COMMERCE WEATHEK BFKEAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy and cool this afternoon aud tonight. Clear and cool Wednesday. Afternoon temp- eratures today in the towering Rradual- ly to 40 Wednesday morning. High Wednes- day S3 to 70. -NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy, widely scattered thondershowers In east and sooth portion this afternoon and in southeast portions tonieht. Colder tonieht and Wednesday with lowest tem- perature tonight, WEST TEXAS Partly this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Widely scattered thundersnowers in Del Rto- Eagle Pass area this afternoon or toaUht. CoUer tonight with fewest in Upper Pan- handle aad in remainder of Panhandle and South Plains. EAST TEXAS Considerable cloudiness, scattered thundersbowers this afternoon and tonight in south portion Wednesday, Cooler Wednesday and in north and central por- tions tonight. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonigtt and Wednes- day Widely scattered thundershowers in north portions tonight and south portion Wednesday. Cooter In northwest toolcht and fit west And northerly portions Wtdoes- -ay" TEMPERATURES TUBS A. M. Sonset last night Sunrise today a.m. Sunset tonight p.m. Barometer wading ai 28.22 Relative humidity at p.m.; Maximum temperature for S4 Aours ended at a.m.: 72, Minimum temperature for 21 boors ended at a.m.: 64. GIFT CERTIFICATES Top Prospectors to Get Prize at Feast Tonight Prizes will be awarded tonight at a banquet to lop workers in ihc current "Membership Prospectors Club drive for new Abilene Cham- ber of Commerce members. There will be a first, second snd third prize for the individual work- ers who scored the most points in the contest. A prize will be given the top ranking team. The C-C is to award the prizes in the form of gift certificates, with which the honorees choose merchandise at Abilene stores. M AHtMl The will be 7 p.m. In the Windsor Hotel ballroom. From 90 to 70 people are expect- ed to uttend. t Entertainment will feature Dar lene Stewart of Shreveport, voca soloist of Hardin Simmons Cow- boy Band. George L. Minter, Jr., C-C prcs idem, will speak about the value ot the Prospectors Club activities to the C-C. Tonisht's event will climax the one month's intensified campaign put on to revive the Prospectors Club after a summer of rest. The club will continue its mem MURDER JUROR CHEST CAMPAIGN GiFTBAROMETER man who delivered letters to the door of Defense Atty. Garmone. The state, using its second peremp- tory challenge, thumbed Lieder- bach out of the jury box. The defense then used its second peremptory challenge to remove Mrs. Maria S. White, who was se- lected only yesterday as a replace- ment for Sirs. Grace L. Prinz, one of the original jurors. _Mrs. White said during examina- tion she had discussed the case with relatives and friends, "but not since. I was called as a prospective juror." Each time a peremptory chal- lenge is side has the chair of the dismissed juror is filled again from the panel of prospective jurors. As the second week of the trial got underway yesterday, two ten- tative jurors were excused and two new ones picked to replace them. That job, the seemingless endless questioning of the people who are to decide on the guilt or innocence of the 30-year-old Bay Village os- was punctuated by de- fense references to his wife .and his reputed paramour. His .wife was blonde and preg- nant Marilyn Sheppard, who war: (tailh in her bed Mrty on the morning of July 4. It is because of her. death that Soeppard is on trial for his life. The other woman is pretty, au- burn-haired Susan Hayes, a 24- year-old hospital technician who, police said, admitted she was inti- mate with Sheppard "more than once" before his wife was slain. MentWBi Bofe In questioning prospective jurors yesterday, Sheppard's white-haired defense attorney, William J. Cor- rigan, mentioned both women as he has done nearly every day of the trial. The questions were di- rected to a housewife and an en- gineer, both eventually seated as replacements on the jury. CHALLENGED A Housewife and tentative juror in the Shep- pard murder trial, Mrs. Grace L. Prim leaves the; courtroom at Cleveland, Ohio, after being dis- missed on a peremptory chal- lenge by the prosecution.. Show- her ffieUoor Is'Baffitf Ed-' ward Francis. City Water Chief Returns to Job City Water and Sewer SupL Cur- tis C. Harlin Jr., returned home Monday night after a 10-day vaca- tion. He visited points in New Mex- ico. _. This week he attended a conven- tion in El Paso of the Southwest Section of the American Water- works Association.. He was to resume his. duties at Ciry Hall Tuesday. Problems of Asia Claim U.S. Secretory of State Dulles WASHINGTON of State Dulles today to the iroblem of Communist threats to free Asia after firmly ruling out new talks now with Russia about West Germany's future. Dulles, obviously elated at West Germany's emergence as a full Atlantic Pact partner, arranged to join President Eisenhower and the rest of the National Security Coun- cil in a special meeting at the White House. Although the subject matter was secret, informants said it was a "good bet" Communist threats against Southern Indochina and Formosa would be reviewed along with the situation in otter Asiatic trouble spots. As-PuWfc With the nation looking and lis- tening in. Dulles told Eisenhower and his Cabinet last night that Rus- sia's drive to divide Western Eu- rope's anti-Communist t i ons would fail. At the same time, he indicated swift American-British- French rejection of Russia's for- mal bid for a new round of con- ferences aimed at'uniting Germany and arranging nationwide elections on Soviet terms. "When we have created, as I hope we will, a position of solidity and strength for Western the secretary of state said, "then there may be a new basis for discussion which doesn't exist at the present time." Dulles' report will go down !n history as the first broadcast and televised Cabinet meeting. Eisen- hower decided to alWw this, the White Hoase said, became of ths importance of last week's confer- by Russia's newest argument that'any United Nations-move to arrange step by step disarma- ment would fail as long as the West German military agreements stand. Dulles hailed the twin diplomatic conferences for building toward a strong united Europe and paving the way for "a good partnership on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean." Russia's continuing campaign to split the Western European Allies bershjp drive unlil Feb. 28, which charted West Ger- five new members have been "obtained this month. "An excellent job was done by all the workers, making October our best A. M. Mc- IbMin, Prospectors Club general chairman, MM Tuesday. many's military comeback. Beef Dulles' words about the need for beefing up Allied stronjh in West Europe. new tain with Rus- sia made it lor 01 clear !s not United will fail, he predicted, adding: "This program we worked out, in fact, is going to protect Russia as much as it protects anybody else against a possible resurgence of German militarism." Optimistically, Dulles forecast swift French ratification of the West German agree- ments. Diplomatic officials reported that Dulles' refusal to plunge into new talks with Russia about Germany anparently is backed by Britain. Now Is Not The Moment, Britons Told LONDON at- Prime Minister Churchill today rejected a Russian proposal for Big Four talln next month on German unification. He told the House of Commons this'was not the moment to enter into such talks with the Russians while Western. Parliaments itill have to ratify the. London and Paris agreements calling for a re- armed and sovereign West Ger- many. He made tie statement in answer to questioning by leftwing Laborite Aneurin Bevan. i Sevan said it is difficult for the public to understand "when week after week the Prime Minister says in this House that he is ready for high level talks with the Russians and, whenever they invite him to have -them, he declines." Churchill replied: "I don't know what invitation you are referirng to." "The last one from the Soviet Bevan said. "That was a general invitation to a four-power conference." Churchill responded, "and at this particular stage, when agreements reached hi Western Europe have still to be ratified, I do not think the moment has been reached for a four-power conference." Just as the Western Powers at their .Paris meeting last Saturday buttoned up their" agreements to free and rearm West Germany, -the- "Russians suggested Four talks in November-on Ger- man unification and withdrawal of occupation forces. v The immediate reaction rf West- ern foreign offices was that this was a Soviet tactic to delay the integration of West Germany into the North Atlantic Defense Com- munityr-the major goal of Ameri- can and British diplomacy. Churchill in his answer today made it dear that the West wants to have West Germany.in.its camp the next time it engages in any talks with the Russians. FBI Interested In Torch Death, Fort Worth Man FORT WORTH W-The FBI is reportedly interested in toe Okla- homa torch slaying of which David Fred Haglet Jr. is accused, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said today. The paper said agents of the federal bureau are watching close- ly developments in the baffling 18- day-old case. Aa FBI agent here asked about the matter, -would say for the record only: "No comment." But agent Steele Westbroot of the Oklahoma Crime Bureau said: "The FBI is interested and is watching for any complication that might involve federal jurisdiction." BUSINESS COULDNT seated in a limousine for the trip from tbt Wash- ington Airport to the White Hour- Monday, Secretary of State John fwUr DoQM has given President Eisenhower this type written, a .confiden- tial report on the 15-uation Paris meeting. Dramatiring the importance of the agreement there, when Eisenhower greeted Dulles at the airport he spoke of a "new era hi rope." ;