Abilene Reporter News, October 30, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 30, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas SCATTERED SHOWERS Wk »ne lilepoïter EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV. NO. 105 DICKENSON; Bafchelor Urged Reds To Kill 61 SAN ANTONIO WV-Cpl Edward Dickenson, convicted of collaborating with the enemy while he was a prisoner in Korea, testified today he had heard Cpl. Claude Batchelor say a fellow American prisoner should be shot. Dickenson, of Big Stone Gap, Va., was a prosecution witness in the court-martial of Batchelor. 22, from Kermit, Tex., charged also with aiding the enemy. Dickenson said he was in the, prison camp when the Chinese | brought up Sgt. Wilburn Watson | for trial on charges of being a spy. ‘You’d Be Shot The Chinese asked the non-repatriates if Watson should be shot. Dickenson said Batchelor stood up and said: “Master Sergeant; Watson, if I had the final say so., you’d be shot.’* Watson wasn’t shot. The Chinese told him the penalty for spies usually was death but the penalty this time, in Dickenson’s words, would be “to send you back to the warmongers or whatever they call them.”    ! Dickenson and Batchelor were among 23 U.S. soldiers who at first refused to return from Communist captivity. Both changed Iheir minds and xxere repatriated. Dickenson is under a 10-year sentence after conviction on charges similar to those on which Batchelor. Kermit, Tex., youth, is being tried. Plea of Insanity Batchelor's defense, which ended yesterday, has been a plea of temporary insanity by reason of brainwashing for collaboration with the enemy. He has flatly denied ever informing on fellow Associated Press (AP) WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES»-Byron ARTT.ENE. TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, SEPT. 30,1954—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIO^ PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Conference Approves Rearmament Plans UN SPEECH Vishinsky Slated To Unveil A-Plon BETTER NOT LET POP FIND OUT — Young Chris Durocher, son of the New York Giants’ manager, Leo Du-rocher, seems intent on giving some sort of information to A1 Lopez as he poses with the manager of the Cleveland Indians. (reek Channel, Water Tank Bids to Be Opened Oct. 15 Bids on the first two projects under the recent $6.65 million bond issue will be opened by the City Commission Friday, Oct. 15, City Manager Austin P. Hancock said Thursday. These will be: (1) Making of a diannel through iniuruHu^ uu ..»..¡which water of Deadman Creek prisoners There has been testi-! will flow into the city s l>ake For monv that prisoners suffered after Phantom HtU to increase municipal Batchelor talked. And there hasivxater supply. been testimony that through the efforts of the young Texan prison camp conditions were improved. Batchelor’s coun.sel, Joel Westbrook, said the youth didn’t really care whether he is convicted or judged innocent. «2* A 1.5 - million - gallon capacity elevated water storage tank, to be erected in South Abilene. The Deadman Creek job has No. 1 priority in the commission s planning. Commissioners hope to have it Construction Bon Appeal Dismissed Appeal of Westwood Develop-lin 42nd District Court Sept. 23 on ment Co. of Abilene. Inc.. and its thf* -^ame day Judge Black granted . , ,    , temiwrarv restraining order and president. Arthel Henson, involving    hearing on a permanent a proposed service station near -njunction the new high school was dismissed    Control Challenged Wednesday by the 11th Court of ^ j Saturday morning We.st- Civil Appeals. Eastland.    i Development Co. and Hen- The company and Henson had son filed a motion in 42nd Dis- completed by the end of this calendar year, Hancock said. Tank by July, 1955 The elevated water tank will have to be specially built after the purchase is made. Its manufacture and installation will require several months. “We may be able to get the lank erected by July, 1955,” the city manager said. The tank will be located about the middle of a city-owned block, wliich extends from South 19th to 20th St., and from Highland Ave. to Santos St. On that same block will be a new fire station and a building to house Abilene-Taylor Health Unit. (The fire station is another project under the recent bond issue. The health unit building will be built 50-50 by the city and federal governments, but vA’ithout bond money.) On Oct. 11 the State Board of Water Engineers in .Austin will hold a hearing on Abilene’s application for water rights on Deadman Creek and permission to channel that water into Lake Fort Phantom Hill. appt'aled from a temfKirary re ttici Court. The motion was that straining order which Judge J. K. Judge Black dissolve and dismiss Black granted Sept. 23 to the City the restraining order. Duval Juror Is Arrested of Abilene in 42nd District Court. The order stopt>ed the construction of the service station by the Westwood company and Henson “We have respectfully concluded that the order cannot be appealed from.” the Eastland court said, “that we have no jurisdiction except to dismiss the appeal, and that we should not express an opinion as to the rights of the parties which are to be determined by the trial court in a hearing on its merits.” Hearing Saturday Hearing on the city’s jvetition for a permanent injunction will In?; held in 42nd Di.slrict Court at 10 a m. Saturday. Judge Black set it at the time he granteii the tern porary restraining order. The Eastland appeals court said it was asked by We.stwood and Hemson “to hold that apixdUints as a matter of law are entitled to have the same period of time to erect a building before a zoning ordinance can become effective as to him as he is deprived of by said restraining order ” Only action the Eastland court UHik was to dismiss the appeal The proposed building would be on the west side of North Mockingbird l,ane at North Sixth St., across the street from the new high school. Excavation was under way for the foundation when the court order hailed the work The city filetf an injunction suit It wa.s contended in the motion that the city hasn’t power to control con.struction on the property involved since it isn’t inside the city limits. Judge Black overruled the motion Tuesday of this week Then the company and Henson apiH'aleti to the Eastland api>eals court. The City Commission is in the process of annexing to the city the porperty where the propo.sed building would be locatevi. A merger ordinance has been voted on one reading. Final reading and and public hearing, are set for (Xn. 15. Zoning provided in the annexation is Zone B < two-family residences). which doesn't permit business buildings. By THE ASSOt lATED PRESS .A hearing was set in San Diego, Duval County seat, today on charges of disturbing the peace against a member of the Duval County grand jury. The grand jury, defending the memlver — Jim ?fc '.near — yesterday, called the complaint a "sorry attempt” to harrass the panel. The complaint was filed yesterday against McAnear and Eluterio Perez by Juan Cantu in the court of Justice of the Peace R. L. Cope iiV Freer, Cantu, Cope and -Perez were called before the grand jury for questioning after the complaint was filed and Cantu, in a court house corridor annoucement later, said:    . “1 withdrew the charges which I did not understand ” UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. IffC-Re-ports spread today that Andrei Vishinsky might unveil new Soviet atomic proposals to the U.N. General Assembly this afternoon. Observers predicted that, if forthcoming, they would boil down to another demand for a ban on nuclear weapons. The chief Russian delegate was scheduled to take the assembly floor shortly after the opening of today’s plenary session to give a review of Soviet policy as his contribution to the 60-nation group’s opening general debate. Vishinsky’s speech, on which he had been working in seclusion all week, was expected to set forth the Soviet bloc’s line on the American aloms-for-peace proposals and other vital East-West issues. Be Conciliatory One Latin - American delegate said he had reliable word that the usually fiery Soviet spokesman would couch his remarks in conciliatory vein in an effort to show Russia is treating the atomic question with an open mind. Most members felt, however, that Vishinsky would reiterate his government’s refusal to go along with the Eisenhower-Dulles atomic plan unless it tied in a declaration outlawing nuclear weapons. This stand was made clear in the recent publication of previously secret notes the United States and Russia exchanged on President Eisenhower’s original proposal to the U.N. last December for a peaceful atomic pool. Secretary of State Dulles rejected the Soviet condition as a ruse to disarm the free nations while Russia continued to bolster her arsenals. Vishinsky himself gave a hint of the tack he might take when he demanded last week that the U.N. Security Council, in which Russia has veto power, have authority over any interna t i o n a 1 atomic agency. The Unil(?d States has shown no willingness to place the proposal agency under such control. Might Okay Unity Some quarters—feeling \ ishinsky timed his speech to coincide with the nine-power London conference on German rearmament—predicted he might indicate Russian willingness to accept reunification of the former Reich. But any reunification offer was exi>ecled to follow closely the lines the Soviets have laid down in the past, with the Communist East German regime that the West would never agree. There also was speculation Vishinsky might reiterate Russia’s call for an all-European security system as an offset to NATO. Vishinsky also was expected to register a sharp protest against what the Soviets call interference with shipping in the Formosan Straits. JUDY GARLAND . . personal triumph Judy's Comeback Strictly Colossal HOLLYWOOD Ifi — Judy Gar-j looked radiant in a black velvet land’s comeback was complete to-1 gown with jeweled collar and cap. star-packed first night' She greeted friends, posed for day as a audience and critics hailed her new movie. The little girl with the big voice, considered washed up in pictures four years ago, scored a personal triumph at the world premiere of “A Star Is Born” last night. Her photos and admitted she was “happy but nervous.” She added: “I’ll be glad when it’s all over with.” She was a far cry from the temal and internal affairs. Belgian Proposal Splits Controls LONDON (AP)—A German spokesman announced today the nine-power conference on freeing and rearming Germany has approved a compromise plan for estaDlisn.-ine and controlling a European arms pool. The plan, put forward by Belgian Foreign Minister Paul'Henri Spaak, would divide responsibility for safeguards on runaway German rearmament between a new seven-nation European alliance and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Previously, France had insisted on the seven-nation authority exercising controls while West Germany—^with British and American backing—held out for NATO supervision.    ^    , The German spokesman told newsmen the Spaak compromise met with the approval of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and Premier Pierre Mendes-France and was also acceptable to the other delegations. He described the Spaak memorandum put before the ’ conference today as “excellent.” Successful conclusion of these and the companion talks on German rearmament is expected to bring these results: 1. The United States, Britain and France will announce their intention to end the occupation of West Germany, giving the Bonn republic virtually full control over both ex- Judy whose tantrums led to an end of her long MGM contract. She started the comeback trail with her hit at New York’s vaude- arrival was given a hysterical re- s^j-ine, the Palace. Warner ception by fans at the Hollywood gj-os. agreed to star her in a re-Panlages theater and most of the    of the 1937 classic, “.A Star first nighters agreed she is a shoo- gorn.” The film had a stormy hislon.' and the bill mounted to a Showers Due lo Continue For 2 Days in for an Oscar next March. Arriving with husband Sid Luft, who produced the picture, Judy whopping s i X million. Critics agreed it was worth it. FUND BOOSTED $11 Spann Family Home To Be Near School demands for such advantages to Rockwall Sherili Heads Association Hubbard Creek Permit Extended Abilene and five other We.st Texas cities have received from the State Board of Water Engineers an 18 - month extension of their permit to study fea.sibility of a huge water reservoir on Hubbard j 180 CORPUS CHRISTI ypv-Sheriff W G. Price of Rockwall County is the new president of the Sheriffs Assn. of Texas, Price ^ as elected yesterday. Jim Hicks of El Pa.so. Jame.s Flournoy of Fayette County and Odem IXvlan of Nueces County, were named vice president.s and Mrs. Joe Ray. secretary-treasurer. Price succeeded Hugh .\nderson of Hutchinson County. The group voted to give $500 to the building fund of Roys Ranch and passed 23 resolutions These called for a Texas police academy, an increase of fees, and stronger laws against sex deviates. The new home for Mrs. Jimmy Spann and her children. Verda Ruth and Jimmy, will be at 741 Westmoreland St. Several days ago plans were announced for construction of a home for the family by Abilene Home Builders .Association. It will be erected in one day, probably about mid-October. The lot was obtained from Kenneth Musgrave. developer who is building in the area near the new Abilene High School. The -pann home will be a short distance east and north of the new school plant. Members of the home builders group are novxr preparing a list of materials needed for the construction, When this is available, R^ porter-News personnel will obtain the materials from various suppliers.    , Meanwhile, two more cash guts have boosted the Jimmy Spann .Appreciation Fund by $11. An 88-year-old Merkel widow who failed to sign hci name sent a dollar bill and regretted she could not do more. “I was made so happy.” she wrote, “when I read in the Reporter that the Abilene l>eople were going to' build a home for the Spann family in one day. I know they can do it. just take the Lord as your helper. How I wish I could send a good gift, but since I live alone, a widow past 88 years, just want to put in one dollar. May the Lord bless you.” The Builder’s Class of St. Paul Methodist Church sent a $10 contribution. Rockv Apoorition Just Few Shadows POTTSVILLE. Pa -State police sav that an “apparition” which appeared on a rock behind a home in nearby Mount Carbixn and attracted thousands of persons. luriuMi out to be from the arrangement of curtains in a nearby home Gaither Hearing Set for Tuesday Judge Owen Thomas said Thursday morning that he has set a hearing for 2 p.m. next Tuesday on a motion for a new trial for Willard F. (Bill) Gaither. Gaither was convicted last Alon-day in 104th District Court at Anson on a charge that he murdered .Abilene Policeman Jimmy Spann. The jury that returned the verdict recommended that Gaither be sentenced to prison for 99 years. Gaither’s attorney, Peter Briola of San .Antonio, had not actually filed the motion for a new trial 2. The Germans then will issue a declaration offering to join a proposed new seven-nation European alliance and the 14-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization. 3. Under a reported compromise plan being worked out, the European alliance will organize controls to be placed on the arms and armaments of member nations —Britain, France, Italy. West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. In NATO Hands 4 The administration of these controis — primarily designed to prevent any runaway German rearmament — would be in the hands of NATO. One obstacle to agreement appeared cleared when French sources said French Premier Pierre Mendes-France is now willing to discuss the future of the disputed Saar with .Adenauer after the present conference ends. Mendes - France previously had insisted the conference agree on a complete “package deal” — including a Saar settlement. Western defense arrangements and German sovereignty — which he could present to the French assembly. The Saar question has deviled French - German relations for years. The French want it con- Scattered afternoon thunderaho-wers Thursday and Friday and continued mild temperatures were forecast for .Abilene and vicintiy by the U. S. Weather Bureau. Thundershowers were general over the area Wednesday and tem-eratures dropped slightly. From a trace to of an indi of rain fell in Abilene. Less than an inch fell at most points, but Cisco recorded an inch and half. High winds accompanied the rain at Cisco but reports of a small tornado outside of town were unconfirmed. The thundershower activity came as a cold front moved in from the northwest. The front Wednesday morning had stalled about 30 miles south of Amarillo. The weather bureau said the showers were scattered over the state excejX for far West Texas. WHERE n RAINED ABILENE been pushing for its administration by the 15-nation Counc4i 01 Europe. Broken by British The differences between the conferees apparently were broken through yesterday by a tradition-shattering British pledge of military support on the continent for the proposed European alliance. Discarding his nation’s long-held policy of military insularity from the continent, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden promised Britain would keep four divisions and a tactical air force ia Europe in- us WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES PAVIMINT PLATO Big Sfjring vkoman gets opologv Xom Hal Pi'vle Page 8 A, WEATHER WORK Men vvho tfoce deadly tomodoes hoj-»® to Improve wormng system, Poge 7. A. U. S. TO HELP—Billion-doUor prcgrom due to bolster Indochino agoinst communism. Poge 6-A, BUSINESS MIRROR - S<gns oil point to 0 good October, Poge 15-A. Creek The information has l>een sent lo city officials here. Other towns Involved are Rreck-enridge, Albany, An.son, Merkel and Trent. Expiration date of the grant under the new action is April 27, 19-% Originally the board had given the SIX eities a .six • month permit. iH’ginning April ‘27, 1954. The parieipaiing towns a few days ago filed an application for the time extension If the project materialize.x. it will be a large water supply reservoir for the cities It will be hK'ated in west cenfal Stephens County between the confluence of Hubbard Creek with the Clear Fork of the Braioji River and the crossing of U. S Highway across Hubbard Creek The cities said the program so big they need additional time tr study enginetning and financial phases .Surveys Made Freese & Nichols, consulting engineers, have already made preliminary investigations and surveys. The U. S, Geological Survey is expected to map the basin area. Photographing of the greater pari of the area will be done by the Air Force. A bill setting up a water district of the member cities will be presentiHl to the Legislature in January. McCall. Parkhurst & Crowe, Dallas attonieys^ are preparing the bill. The member cities have formed a committee to work with the engineers and attorneys and keep IH-ople of the cities Informed. Continuing investigations and surveys are to be made by Freese k Nichols. THE WEATHER Thursday morning but had indi-    ... caled to Judge Thomas that such    a" a motion would be presented lo »"    of    Germany    is the court    reached. After the hearing next Tuesday. I B ^ ^retap- of State DuUes if a new trial is not granted. Bri-    if the conference could agree ..la b; exiHvttxi to file notice that on a system of European unity, he will appeal the verdict. Im-; he would recommend that the mediately after the jury’s deci- sion was announced Briola that he would appeal. said United States promise to maintain its full share of the forces needed for European defense. Municipal Airport...... .... .02 Total for Year ......... ....11.54 Normal for Year ........ .....15.^ 2225 Edgemont ........... 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Squall Lines Moving Into State At Each End; Cold Front Stalls By THE .4SSDCIATED PRESS Texas had two squall lines on the opt.x>site north and soutli borders Thursday and a cold front stalled in .Amariilo. Squally weather which the Brownsville Weather Bureau described as an off-shot't of hurricane Gilda which battered Honduras moved northward toward the Rio Grande during the morning. The bureau said heavy rains al- of an inch at Brownsville and .45 at Weslaco and continued over half a dozen counties in the south-ern-nuTst section of Texas during the morning. At the opposite end of the state the cool front which entered the Texas Panhandle Wednesday was loitering around Amarillo with no indication of when it might mova on A low pressure system In Gkla- rvady hud been reported along the ! homa was blamed for rains in the Mexican Gulf Coast from Tampico North Te\a.s area and turbulent to Brownsville and that weather weather that blew up tornado in the western Gulf would be dan- clouds Three of the tornado for- gerous for small craft during the mat ions w ere reported in the Dal- day Rains along the middle and lower Rio Grande watershed were expected and slight rises along the lower sections of the river were forecast I Overnight showem dn^tped .61 las. Fort Worth and Red River triangle but none apparently ever touched ground. An electrical storm with fairly high winds disrupted power service intermittently Wednesday night in Greenville and dumped 1.32 inches of rain. Sherman had high winds with its rain, too. More showers and thunderstortnt were in the forecasts for Thura* day with the possibility that the timid cool front might slip out of the Panhandle. Wichita Falls, Dallas, Port Worth. College Station. Tyler, l4)ngview, Abilene, Presidio, Del Rio. San Angelo, Sherman, and Denison were among points re-porting small amounts of rain Wednesday night. Up to 6:30 a m. Thursday rain-fall included 4H Inches at Enn^ 34 miles south of Dallas. The dow^ fall filled stock tanks on fam^ where farmers had been hauU^ water in recent weeks. The rain swept into the Shermai area on high winds of about || miles an hour. Two inchaa rain fell in Sherman, ;