Abilene Reporter News, October 30, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

October 30, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas Abilene EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 133 Associated Prea (AP) 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS !T ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, OCT. 30, PAGES____________________________ PRICE DAILY Disarmament Talks With 5-Powers Jet UNITED NATION'S, N.Y. The U.X. Disarmament Commis- sion began today the task of set- ting up five-power arms talks. There was mounting speculation over who will represent the United States in the ticklish negotiations aimed at controlling atomic and hydrogen weapons. The way was cleared for the talks earlier this week when the 60-Nation Political Committee gave the plan unanimous approval. In a rare accord, the resolution was sponsored by Russia and four Western nations. Assembly appro- val was seen as a virtual 'cer- tainty sometime next week. The cosponsors of the resolution France, Russia, the United States and al- ready have run into difficulty in arranging the talks. The United States Is reported flatly opposed to French efforts to get the parley going new. The State Department is said to have no one immediately avail- able who is qualified to discuss the complex disarmament ques- tion! Reliable sources said, how- ever, Morehead Patterson, New York industrialist who represented The United States at previous dis- armament talks in London last spring, might be available if the parley is held over until the first of the year. The sources said Patterson is still deeply interested in the arms issue and would like to carry on the task. With the background he absorbed in the London negotia- tions. the sources added. Patterson would be an outstanding choice to represent the United States in the pending talks. Except for France, who will un- doubtedly be represented by her disarmament expert. Jules Moch t'nere has been no indication who will speak for the other powers. The subcommittee is expected to discuss these main proposals: 1. Russia's new plan for ste; by step disarmament accompanied by elimination of atomic and hy drosen weapons. 2.' The British-French proposals on" which .the Soviet scheme is partly based. It calls for outlawing atomic weapons except for defense j against aggression'." 3. A U.S. proposal which would set up strong control measures to enforce disarmament. The Rus- sians already have served notice they will never agree to establish- ing' a control organ armed with powers they contend belong only to the U.N." Security Council. DINNER FOR TWO President and Mrs. Eisenhower, sporting broad grins, pose as they got seated at a dinner held in Washington by the National Citizens for Eisen- hower Congressional Committee. Here the First Lady Back Ike" button on her finishes putting her dress. Howard Payne Boys Paint McM Buildings Eleven Howard Payne college. One of the group was broughi students who painted and tossed I in by police from the neighborhood firecrackers into McMurry College; of Abilene Christian College when dormitories early Saturday morn- j they are said to have remove! were released on bond in Cor- poration Court. Ten of the lads were released after each posted a bond for disturbing the peace and one a :30 bond for speeding. City. Det. Captain W. B. McDon- ald said two carloads of the youths were arrested between and 4 a.m. Saturday after they are West Germany Chief Asks Pact With Reds SHIVERS IN SCENE Laughlin, Parr Company Ends? some signs. The signs were cas out before they were apprehended The other grou. was arrested ner McMurry College. The lads to't police they did not know they ha-i been chased by a patrol car. Policemen Graham. Taylor, Kin ney and Roberts arrested the hoys. The youths live in several parts ALICE, Tex. were growing signs today that political boss George B. Parr and 79th Dis- trict Judge Nominee C. Woodrow Laughlin had arrived at a parting of the ways. The speculation of a possible break between the two started sev- eral weeks ago when Laughlin and Gov. Allan Shivers, an avowed po- litical enemy of Parr's, met in a surprise conference in Austin. After the conference. Shivers in- dicated he was at least considering the appointment of Laughlin to the judgeship of the 79th District from which the State Supreme Court, earlier in the year, had ousted him. But a wave, of criticism from such sources as the State Bar of Texas and the office of Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd followed and far has not been named to the post. Instead, several district judges are serving in the Doubled district, taking turns of from one to two weeks. recently. State Rep. A. J. Vale of Rio Grande City an- nounced he4 would be a write-in candidate against Laughlin. long anyone, even though he may have lersecuted me in the past or may iave deserted me in this effort to vindicate myself by a course of courageous and fair Laughlin said. Removal p r o c e e dings were irought against Laughlin last year by 11 attorneys who practiced in .he 79th District. As a result, the State Supreme Court ordered him j removed on the ground he improp- erly discharged a grand jury that was considering matters involving him. Recently, disbarment proceed- ings were brought against him by a group of attorneys in the dis- trict. Hearing for the-disbarment case has been set for Nov. 22. leged to have painted the McMurry ths ;tate jjcrjonald said. "They College stadium .and President's' Hall and thrown fire crackers into the men's and women's dormitory. Russia's charges of U.S. aggres- sion against Communist China were due for another airing next Tuesday when the U.N. Steering Committee resumes consideration of the two Soviet complaints. _ C-Cify Wreck Injures Three been regarded as a "Parr man" in the politically turbulent South Texas area. Vale received the most votes in repentant this mon'la similar write-in campaign four ing" and said when they .got out o I years ago when Parr, and then- Dist. Judge Sam Reams split. A storm of criticism broke, how- ever, and after then-Secretary of State John Ben Shepperd said he would not count Vale's votes, the Rio Grande City man and said he would not accept the office, anyway. Laughlin, in a prepared state- ColTege officials' ment issued yesterday in Austin. COLORADO CITY, Oct. 5aja thev were mvestisattas to de- said the write-m campaign against 1 ''........-1- OTT, stems from a realization that he- will not be dictated to in the this scrape they would engage in no Jmore." Dean Huff of Howard Payne Col- lege when informed of the pre-Hal- loween pranks, expressed his regrets. Officials of McMurry Col lege and Howard Payne College expected to figure out expense of repairing the damage. Likewise (RNSi A two-car crash anv damage had been miles west of Colorado City U. S. Highway SO at p.m. Fn' yoluns afler. posting bone's: performance of his duties. day hospitalized three. None is bej returnej to Brownwood Saturday j "I have no malice or hatred for lieved seriously injured. U. S. Diplomats Reject Proposal WASHINGTON keeping silent officially, U.S. diplomats today privately turned thumbs down on West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's proposal for an eventual nonaggression pact between the free West and the Soviet bloc. Requests for official reaction to Adenauer's suggestion, made in a speech here yesterday, were met with a "no com- ment" at the State Department. However, officials familiar with American policies over the past several years confided the Adenauer proposal goes far beyond any position the U.S. could take in the fore- seeable future. The chief reason cited was Lient.-Gen. John Lee is trying to rewrite the Lord's Prayer, one of the Christian world's most famous prayers. He wants to change "Lead us not in- to temptation" to read "Let us not fall when tempted." Demos Switch Last Minute Attack Toward Eisenhower WASHINGTON frc-ntal at- tack by the Democratic high com- mand on President Eisenhower ap- peared today to represent a last- minute switch in campaign tac- tics over the protests of some par- ty members. National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell put an official stamp on the new tactic yesterday by accu- sing Eisenhower of joining in what Mitchell "Red smear" of Democratic "candidates for Con- gress. While there was no public com- plaint from party members, it was learned authoritatively that Mit- chell had overruled some Demo- cratic leaders who cautioned against attacks on Eisenhower de- spite the President's own burst of campaigning "just before Tuesday's voting deadline. Death Toll at 9 In Philadelphia Chemical Blast PHILADELPHIA. death tall of firemen from the explosion of a tank containing textile treat- in? solvent Thursday has reached nine Four more firemen who fought the fire died yesterday. The number of deaths represents the worst tragedy in this city's fire department in 44 years. Hoseman James Doyle. 32. hose- man Thomas Wilson, 36, ladder- man James Vivian. 32. and Lt. Charles Holtunan. died yesterday. City chemists reported the blast gave off lung damaging phosgene gas. the type widely used by armies in World War I. The death toll is exceeded only by the 14 killed in a fire Dec. 21, 1910. James A. Fuller, 26, Colorado I City, suffered a broken left Mrs. Clara May Haygood. An-i drews, has lacerations and a frac-j tured pelvis. Her son. Divayne. j has head lacerations and a broken j collarbone. j All are in Root Memorial Hos- pital at Colorado Coty. Dan Ncwlin. highway patrolman, j said Fuller's car was struck on Uie i i left side as he came from a coun-1 try road onto U. S. 80. Fuller was- ACC Homecoming Winds Up Tonight Some Democrats evidently be- lieve that Eisenhower's popularity remains at such a level that voter resentment might cause direct at- tacks on him to boomerang. These Democrats were said to have ar- gued that to hit at the President would only help publicize bis ap- peal for a Republican Congress. But Mitchell overrode this ad- vice at a news conference yester- day. He called Eisenhower's ac- tions much stiffer. term than any which had been employed previously in the cam- paign by any top Democrat, in- cluding Adlai E. Stevenson, the 1952 presidential nominee. Mitchell made it clear that the strategy had been carefully thought out, saying beforehand he wanted to read his charges from a prepared statement. Then, in ob- vious deference to the division of Democratic views, he ducked ques- tions' as to whether he was trying to make Eisenhower the issue in the campaign. Mitchell said Eisenhower joined in a "smear" campaign" by con- gratulating Vice President Nixon on Nixon's campaign efforts, and then by bringing the Communist- in-government issue into his own alone in his car. The driver of the other car. Os- 1 oegan njgnt in ar Haygood. 60, of Roscoe. was-j demonstrations wa The 1934 annual homecoming >t dered stirring airs as the crowds Coach Garvin Beau speechmaking on a flying tour i Abilene Christian College whic i gathered. spectaeu i Football _ headed toward Colorado City. Hay- as settling! champ was loudly applauded when ith groundbreak- he assured exes "We'll put a team r good, shaken up in the crash, is ing ceremonjcs for two new dorm- on the field Saturday afternoon the injured woman's father-in-law, i ilories a barbecue luncheon, a foot you can be proud of." However Two srandchildren, Clara Patsy ;ball O'ame wjjj, Lamar Tech at when he mentioned the McMurry r J md a baby, were released after examination Friday night. Nowlin said he is still investigat ins the accident. New Electric Plant Due San Juan Basin DENVER agree- ment for a nine million dollar gen- erating and transmision plant in the San Juan Basin has been signed by the Colorado-Ute group of Ru- ral Electric Cooperatives and the Western Colorado Power Co. Fair Park Stadium, and a climax College game, it provoked roars with a Wildcat Capers Variety Show in Sewell Audistorium Sat urday night. He said, "Now, don't ask my any rigures communists in questions about that one. I've ans wered all the questions I'm going I canipus, divided into "old" and of four yesterday. "Young" groups. Among the Tne Democratic chairman said er were President Don H. Morris, xixon had Dr.PaulC Witt. Dr. JW Treat, about which tell an utterlv and Wendell- Bedichek of Austin He EisenboweV Texas. !had disclaimed knowledge of this The immense throng moved fron at Wednesday's White House news the audit um to the site of the'conference, freshman-buiit bonfire east of the1 "But on Mitchell where as estimated said. "Mr. Eisenhower became a party students and to about that one." J exes and students, who had been j exes gathered Friday evening from The emcee was Jon E. Jones, to get into the auditorium meanUme wnat Mr Nfaton numhcrous states, including North jcculive secretary neither President Eisenhower Secretary of State Dulles has any, ntention of sanctioning, even irectly. Red domination of grea -eas of the world. But it was pointed out that Ei enhower repeatedly has expressed willingness to negotiate with the Soviets on outstanding East-West. roblems, provided the Russiars' emonstrate a sincere wish to talk i good faith. Felix von Eckhardt, Ger- man information chief, apparently ensed the possibility of cb- ections to the Adenauer plan be- ause he called a news confer ence several hours after the chan- ellor's talk to the National Press Club. Von Eckhardt told newsmen that what Adenauer had in mind was a series of agreements to be un. lertaken one at a time, rather than a sweeping East-West pact The West German information ef- icial also said the first such agree- ment logically could deal with lisarmament, -which he termed j 'the decisive point of tension." Adenauer was to fly to New York today after winding up. his brief Washington stay with a din- ner last night in honor of Dulles. A few hours after receiving an mnorary degree from Columbia Jniversity tomorrow afternoon, Adenauer is scheduled to leave for lome. American officials said, has been success from the point of view of building good will between the United States and Germany. But officials insisted it produced jo detailed discussions of German- American problems 'because they said those are being worked out within the frame of European unity. When he spoke to the National Press Club, Adenauer reasserted lis devotion to the concept of co- operation among the Western Ba- tons. He outlined in broad strokes a program of action embracing Allied defense, economic and so- cial progress, imposition of purely defensive limits the alliance i and negotiation cf a nonaggressioa treaty with the Soviet bloc. The principal regional group to which the rearmed Federal Re public of Germany will belong- after ratification of new agree- the North Atlantic Al liance of which the United States is also a member. of the alumn awaited them. Carolina. California. Kentucky Kansas. Oklahoma. Tennessee, Col- orado, New Mexico and even Ger- many. The pageant in Sewell Auditor- association. Earlier in the evening tea and supper were held in honor of exes by ACC Clubs. A pep rally was a highlight of the pageant. the inital drawing card. Cheer Leader Ben Zickefoose as. The SO-memtSer Wildcat band, un-jsembled former cheer leaders der direction of Douglas Fry. rcn-j the stage. About 25 cane and been saying, he sent a warm letter country all about. The big fire on his was s'et off by torches held And today. President Eisen Cobb of Athens, Ala.. Wayne hall of Texarkana, Texas, andj Tommy Morris of Abilene. The homecoming program for Saturday afternoon and evening includes: p.m. Football game between ACC and Lamar Tech at Fair Park Stadium. p.m. Wildcat Capers, variety show, in Sewell Auditorium. HOMECOMING A FAMILY AFFAIR -These four Abi- College exes ind their families were pret- holding daughter Mrs. Prior, class of ton Hall of Rangerville, class of '49 (holding son and Mrs, Hall, class of '46 (holding daughters Sluron and Ex-FHA Official Released From Jail WASHINGTON a few hours in jail, ousted FHA official Clyde L. Powell has won his re- lease under. bond pending the outcome bf his appeal from a sentence for criminal contempt of court. Powell, central figure in an in- vestigation of alleged bribery, extortion and other reported mis- conduct in the Federal Housing Administration, was ordered freed late yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals. U.S. Dirt. Judge F. Dickinson Letts, who had sentenced Powell to a In iail some six houn had to allow Pow- ell's OB bond. Longtime Baylor County Man Dies SEYMOUR. Oct. 30 (RVS) Henry Lee Watts, 75. a resident o Baylor County since 1913, died Fri day at p.m. in a Seymour hos pital. He was born Sept. 17, IS81. i: i Montgomery, Ala. Survivors include his wife: fiv cJaughtets, Mrs. Tat Copcland. Mrs A. C. Bowers, and Miss Merii Watts, all of San Antonio, Mrs. Jim Hyland and Mrs, Pat Caussey, both of Seymour; two sons, Louis Watts of Seymour and Charlie Watts of Tucson, Ariz. Fiineral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. T. R. Bed- ford, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Seymour Cemetery under Iranian Oil Starts Flow To 3 Nations ABADAN. Iran Ut-U.S., British, French and Dutch tankers took on Iranian oil today as the new inter- national agreement for operating Iran's long-idle petroleum industry went into effect. The giant Abadan refinery lias been idle since 1951, when Iran nationalized the B r i t i s h owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. holdings here. Under the new accord, eight companies, operating as a consort- ium, will operate the refinery and oil fields for 25 years. Iran will retain title to the property. Iran's efforts to run the plants andrmarket the The Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. which has a 40 per cent interest in the consortium announced in London last night it will receive more than 670 million dollars compensation under the new The British firm's partners in the consortium are Gulf, Socony- Vacuum, Standard Oil of New Jer- sey, Standard Oil of California, the Texas Co., Royal Dutch Shell and Compagnie Francaise de Petroles, a Frnca firm. THE WEATHER u.s. UEFAKTMCXT OF COMXEXCE WEATHEK ftCKEAU ABILEXE AM> VICINITY to partly doody Saturday and Soadv. warmer Saturday, Saturday near 70, low Saturday nifibt 45 and the b NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS fair and rather cold this afternoon, tonight and Sunday, lowest 34 to 42 tonittt WEST TEXAS Generally ernooa. tonitfat and Sunday, no important temperature changes. Lowest 28 to Panhandle and South Plains TEMPERATUBES 41 and low temperatures for last 62 and 52. BETRAYED BY GIRL Cop Killer Gunned Bv Chicago Police direction Home. of Harrison Funeral Irrigation Pays L1TTLEFIELD, Tea. results with corn on irrigated acreage in Lamb County has brought yickU that have land bujrcra. CHICAGO fugitive killer of a policeman was shot to death by detectives last night after he walked into a trap set by a woman friend and police. AgostSno