Abilene Reporter News, November 8, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 08, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING FINAL VOL. LXX1V, NO. 142 Associated Press I API ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Map Plane Shooting Protested to USSR NEWSPAPER REPORTS A KISS FOR A her husband looks on, Mrs. Louis Butman plants a kiss on the cheek of D. M. Cheek of Abilene, area representative for Colgate-Palm- olive Co. The kiss followed presentation of the keys to a Cadillac and check to Mrs. Butman. (Staff photo) GROCER ALSO WINS Merkel Rancher's Wife Wins Cadillac, By BOB PHILLIPS Reporter-News Staff Writer MERKEL, Nov. 8 Mrs. Louis (Pauline) Butman got a new 4- door Cadillac automobile Monday morning and a check for Her grocer got a check for also. D. Cheek, area representa- tive for Colgate-Palmolive Co., got a resounding kiss from the ranch- er's wife when he handed, her thi I car keys and the check about 10 a.m. Jlrs. Butman won the car and the cash for writing a prize-win- ning jtagie extolling the wonders of Luster-Creme Shampoo in a contest sponsored by the makers, Colgate-Palmolive Co. Carson Wins The grocer, H. J. Carson, who with his brother, W. H. Carson, operates Carson Grocery at Mer- McCarthy Rebuke Motion Delayed .senate convened in extraordinary session today to consider censuring Sen. McCarthy and McCarthy himself, forecasting the vote will be against him, said he nevertheless will continue his fight against communism. Predictions as to when the Sen- ate might get around to voting ranged from two weeks or so up- ward. A delay developed just before the Senate convened on the me- chanics of getting down to the is- sue. Resolution Wednesday The special committee which has recommended censure of Mc- Carthy decided1 to wait until Wed- nesday before drafting a formal resolution of censure. Chairman Walking (R-Utah) said the decision of a delay was due to the absence of one member of the special committee, Sen. Ervin who remained at home because of the death of Gov. William B. Umstead of North Caro- lina. Watkins said he would go ahead, however, and present the commit- tee's report. It was made public Abilenian Badly Hurt in Aulo Crash James P. Howie, 24, of 182S South Eighth St., was admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital early Monday for injuries he suffered in an automobile accident on the Al- bany highway about a.m. His physician said he had a cerebral concussion, a laceration of the head and lacerations and bruises about the body. His condi- tion was reported as "fair." State Highway Patrolman Don- ald Joy said his investigation of the accident is incomplete. when the committee decided unanimously several weeks ago that McCarthy, should be censured for contempt of a'Senate subcom- mittee and for abusive language to an Army officer, Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker. who was a wit- ness last winter before McCarthy. McCarthy's assertion that he would keep fighting communism even if censured came just before he went to the Senate floor. He said he would continue "fighting the dirtiest fighters in the world until the Communisls win or until we die." Given Medal The Wisconsin senator had been presented the patriotic service medal of the American Coalition. He also was presented 22 bound volumes containing over signatures of persons in 40 states expressing their protest against the censure resolution. The signatures were presented by Vincent Ferrari, Queens Coun- ty, N.Y., postmaster on behalf of the Catholic War Veterans of New York who collected the signatures. The American Coalition is des- cribed by its officers as consisting of 98 separate organizations which have banded to protect the free- doms and independence of the United States. It was formed in 1928. Vice-President Nixon told news- men he thought the special session could end in less than two weeks. Nixon noted that Republican Leader Knowland (Calif) hoped to get ths unusual meeting over in two weeks. Pamphlet on Desks Ori every senate's desk as they came into the chamber was a 20- page pamphlet reproducing articles From the Daily Worker, Commu- nist newspaper. The top sheet carried in big type the words "Throw the bum out." Below this, in smaller type, were the words, "official Communist party line on Sen. McCarthy." Ex-City Official McWhirter Dies Tom McWhirter, former Abilene city commissioner, died at P. M. Monday at his home, 1634 South 12th St. He served as city commissioner from 1942 through 1946. He came to Taylor County in 1922 from Ellis County, where he had served as a county commis- sioner. He came here as a repre- sentative of a road machinery company, and continued in that work for many years, as a partner in McWhirter-McClure Machinery Co. After that partnership was dis- solved, he traveled for a machin- ery firm. While city commissioner, he was in charge ot streets, lights and airport departments. Funeral arrangements are pend- ing. The body was taken to Kiker- Warren Funeral Home. Sorrivora Include wife and one ton, Jim, of N2 Elmwood Dr. TOM MCWHIRTER kel was recipient of the check. He sold the shampoo to Mrs. Butman. The Butmans operate a acre ranch about 15 miles south of Merkel. The ranch wife received the keys check in her white, red tile-roofed home nestling down among the hills and mesquite trees south of Merkel. Other than the kiss for Check, her only reaction was that "I'm so thrilled that I don't know what to say." To Trade Old Car Her husband, Louis announced plans of trying'to trade their other car, several years old, in on a new pickup truck for use in ranch chores. The Butmans have a boy, 6, and a girl, 8. Others present at the surprise visit to the grocer and Mrs. But- man included .B. D. Ardis of Dal- las, distr.ict.superintendent of Col- gate-Palmolive Co.; Abilene Mayor C. E. Gatlin, Jack owner of. Western Chevrolet Co. at Abi- lene; and George Minter Jr., pres- ident of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. At noon Monday Mrs. Butman, her husband, and Grocer Carson were honored at a luncheon in the Windsor Hotel- sponsored by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES GALS READY Women' are ready to serve, but courthouse officials say r'We're not." 3-A. OFF STREET PARKING De- lay of Abilene's off-street park- ing ordinance opposed by zon- ing board chairman. Page 1-B WORLD TODAY is the Dixon-Yates contract such g bitter dispute. Page 8-B. Ike Vetoed China Attack To Prevent Red Invasion WASHINGTON W-The Washing- ton Post and Times-Herald said today President Eisenhower over- rode a 3-1 recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff that would have authorized American air attack on the Chinese main- land to prevent a Communist land- ing on Nationalist Quemoy. The paper said the Joint Chiefs' rec- ommendation had the backing of Secretary of State Dulles. The copyrighted story by Chal- mers M. Roberts said the Presi- dent's veto was exercised at the extraordinary meeting of the Na- tional Security Council in Denver, Sept. 12. That was nine days after Red artillery on the mainland opened up with a bar- rage against Chiang Kai-shek forces on the island only seven miles away. An Added Spur The article says also that the Quemoy affair spurred the Presi- dent to renewed efforts to find way out of the impasse of Ameri- can policy in the Far East. It adds that the situation lies behind the strong accent on the search for peace which has appeared ia recent Eisenhower statements on foreign policy. The shelling of Quemoy led Washington to believe the Commu- nists were softening up the Na tionalist outpost for a possible land ing. The-rpost -and Time-Herald article says one quick result was Pentagon permission for Chiang's air force to bomb attacking artil lery and search out and attack any troop and -shipping concen trations in the Quemoy area. Asked for Bombing Also within a day or two of the opening 'of the barrage, it says, a majority of the Joint Chiefs voted a recommendation to the President that the Nationalists be allowed immediately Red China, to bomb inland in and that American planes be allowed to make such strikes if an 'all-out attack on Que- moy developed. Named as' voting for that rec- ommendation are Adm. Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the Joint Ihiefs; Adm. Robert B. Carney, chief of naval operations, and Gen. Nathan F. Twining, Air Force chief of staff. The minority member was reported to be Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, Army chief of staff. Undersecretary of State Walter TO AID CHEST DRIVE 'Simulcast1 Pits North vs. South "Give Like A Texan Give The Abilene Community Chest drive will inaugurate its new cam- paign slogan Tuesday night on a 2-hour "Simulcast" over both lo- cal radio stations. The TV station here will join in for an hour. The two hour program will be to awaken interest in the Com- munity Chest drive, is still about one-third short of its goal. The beginning at 8 p.m. over both radio stations, is designed to "have some fun and bring in more donations." The program will pit the North Side of Abilene against the South Side. Returns from each portion of town will be tabulated and broadcast. Each person making Chest donations will be recognized on the program. Likewise, any inter- esting reasons for making a do- nation will be narrated if the do- nor desires, according to George Brown, II, in charge of the pro- gram. Broadcasting facilities of the radio stations will be tied together at the Southwestern Bell Tele- phone Co. business office and the program heard over' both stations. The TV station will join in on the affair from its studio at and continue through p.m. Dr. Sterling Price and Joe Bob Jay will be announcers on the TV program. Others to take part in the .radio portion of the "Simulcast" will be Bill Teague, Leon Reese, John Stevens, Raymond Thomason, Jr., Dick Van Hook. Phil Kendrick and guoatt wbo may to tbt telephone office. The Chest publicity committee sponsoring the "Simulcast" will meet at p.m-. Monday to out- line final plans. CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFTBAROMETER GOAL Bedell Smith, acting State Depart- ment chief while Dulles was in Manila for the Southeast Asia Pact conference, is described as having sided strongly with Ridgway in dissent. The recommendations were sent to Eisenhower and cabled to Dul- les, who is reported to have cabled back his approval. In its account of a National Se- curity Council meeting in Wjsh- ington Sept. 9, the paper said Vice President Nixon, presiding in Ei- senhower's absence, argued against any American move. Action was postponed here be- cause Eisenhower had accepted undersecretary Smith's recommen- dation that a special Security Council session be held before any decision. At the Denver meeting Radford is reported to have argued for ac- tion. Secretary of Defense Wilson is said to have favored action only after Communist "provocation." Ridgway's dissent was said to have been based on the argument that air and naval action inevitably would call for foot soldiers and the Army was not ready. IF'FAIR VALUE'REFUSED: Judge Warns Condemnation Proceedings Due on Land Taylor County will condemn land needed for highway purposes, if property owners refuse to sell. County Judge Reed Ingalsbe made this clear Monday after re- ceiving a "fair market value" re- port from John F. E. T. Compere Jr. and C. 0. Patterson. They were hired to set a fair value.on property to be used for highway purposes. between U. S. Highway 80 and State Higttoay 36. The land is from a .point where Farm-to-Market Road 1234 inter- sects U. S. 80 to with Highway 36 and Old U. S. 80. Their 'report said 107.707 acres was involved. Total value was set at Two property owners refused to accept the trio's "fair value'" the report said. One property owner was undecided and seven not lo- cated. Two others agreed to sell. The judg? stated his intention to appoint a jury of view. If the property owners do not deal, the judge said he will ask the State Highway Department to draw up condemnation papers. Names of property owners, acre- age, total compensation and status of owner follows: J. 0. Radford, 26.376 acres, will not accept; Laurel N, Dunn, 1.06 acres, not lo- cated; C. L. Hailey, 8.401 acres, undecided; J. and L. S. Wise, 39.344 acres, will not accept; R. E. McFall, .508 acres, will accept; City of Abilene, 28.322 acres, will accept Following property owners are not located: Mexico Ranch i Plantation Co., .370 acres, J. W. Knox, .264 acres, Mrs. E. B. Rowland, .482, Mrs. Clara McBride, .092 acres, Charles D. Carey, .016 acres, and C. W. Logsdon, .471 acres, Negotiated on Move In other business, the court negotiated with R. L. Jones and C. Hall, both of Texas Wreck- ing Co., in connection with moving company building 45 feet south from its U. S. 80 west position. Negotiations also-were carried out Kelly, representing owner Abilene with T. B. H. J. Nash, Boiler Works. The buildings must be moved in connection with making a freeway out of U. S. 80. The commissioners voted to raise the fee for filing civil cases from to ?2, effective Dec. 1. No action was taken on a peti- THE WEATHER US. DEPAKTMEXT OT COMMENCE WEATHER RUREAD ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy and continued mild temperatures today, tonight and Tuesday. Maximum to. day 73. Low tonight 52. High Tneaday In the upper 70r. NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy Utis afternoon, tonlcnt and No important temperature cnanges. EAST TEXAS: Partly ckndy and mild this afternoon, tonifht and Tueaday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy to cloudy and mild tnl> afternoon, looKht and Tueaday. TEXTEKATGaES Sun. P. H. atau A. M. 74 H Tt 53 M 70 54 m 5f ack when cars are Perry said. The entire group present issued plea to the driving public to watch for pupils at schools. It asked that drivers stop and allow students to cross safely. Many times, the group said, school patrolmen hold back pu- >ils until a large crowd of them congregates, waiting for a bait in the passing traffic. Often it takes a long time to find a break in the moving vehicle line so children can cross. City Commission adopted an or- dinance Oct. 8, 1954, making it il- egal for a motorist to drive through a crosswalk when a pe- destrian is in or near the cross walk "or approaching such cross- walk to closely or in a position as to constitute an immediate haz- ard." The ordinance ftalej that any fiat not to exceed mar be fOC LeaderSays Ship Not Near Red Area WASHINGTON (AP) The United States strongly protested to Russia today against the shooting down "by two Soviet MIG-type fighters of an American RB29 "over Jap- anese territory in the Hokkaido and called for repa- rations. A terse not delivered by Ambassador Charles Bohlen to the Soviet Foreign Ministry said- "The United States-gov- ernment strongly protests this action. It will expect the Soviet government to make all such moral and material reparations as lies with its power." Ten of the 11 crewmen aboard the RB29 mapping plane para- chuted to safety after the craft was shot down yesterday, but the llth was drowned when he became en- tangled in his parachute. A State Department spokesman said the United States would tub- mit "a full and complete claim" '.o Russia later as compensation tor the loss of life and the plane destroyed in the crash. The American plane, on a photo- mapping mission, was shot down in flames. Press Officer Henry Suydam of .he State Department, announcing the protest sent less than 24 hours after the incident, said that "moral reparations" the United States would demand an apology and appropriate action to "discip- line offending members of the So- viet air force." Today, in Tokyo, Capt. Anthony F. Feith, the plane's skipper, told a news conference that his plane was "never closer than-15 miles" to Russian territory, i Asked why'since his.plane Was armed he didn't-retum the fire. Feith said "I would have lilted to.'1 But he said his first thought was to complete the photo mission. His group commander. Col. Al- bert Welsh, said Feith was not to be criticized. "I would compliment before I would Welsh said. Welsh said plane commanders have standing instructions "to fire if fired but added "there must have been some misunder- standing (in this .However, Weish warned that attacking planes will get "a different reception in any future incidents of this kind." Feith told newsmen he radioed for help and learned later that U.S. fighters were in the area within before all the parachutes hit the ground. In Tokyo, Gen. John E. Hull, U.S. Far East commander, said the direction of the crippled plane's fall "completely negates" any pos- sible Soviet claim that the plane was over Russian territory. He ac- cused the Russians of a "piratical" attack. Asked if the Russian planes at any time intruded inside the three- mile limit marking Japanese wa- ters, Feith said: "Yes, I would say they were on their last Feith said when the MIGs were first spotted rising from about 000 feet he told his crew, "I don't think they would attack." But moments later A. 2.C. Walt- er Lente, New York City, shouted: "They're firing." The MIGs made two passes each, blasting at the big RB29 with both cannon and machine guns. Feith said his plane lurched. Flames, touched off by gasoline spewing from a wing tank, en- veloped part of the craft. Crash Injuries Fatal HOUSTON IB-Injuries received an auto accident of a week ago ;ook the life of Melvin J. Fuller, 33, of Houston. Fuller died yester- day as a result of the accident in U.S. 75 north of here. Peace Threat Small, Ike Declares BOSTON at President Eisen- hower declared today "the specter of war looms less threateningly" han in a long time "despite the nstance of provocation" stemming 'rbm the shooting down of an American plane by Russian-built fighter craft. A U: S. Air Force photo mapping plane was shot'down by two Rus- sian built MIG-type fighter planes Saturday, according to an Air Force announcement. Departing from his text in ad- dressing the 27th convention of the National Council of Catholic Wom- en, the President said, after de- claring the prospects for an endur- ing and lasting peace are the brightest in years: "Despite such instances of provo- cation as that which'took place yesterday (sic) off the coast ot Japan, the specter of war looms less threateningly over all' man- kind." The President said Ihatthe for an "enduring peace "must be the 'ove'rriding goal of our foreign policy." Addressing a capacity audience in the Boston Symphony Hall, the President again voiced: hope that his "atoms for peace" proposal will open a "new phase" of United States relations with Russia. "To attain' enduring peace must ever be the goal of our for- eign he said. He received a rousing, standing ovation at the start of his address. Jet Fighter Flies With Photo Plane TOKYO by an F86 Sabrejet fighter, a U.S. Air Force RB29 today completed a photo mapping mission that was nterrupted when two Russian jets shot down a sister RB29 yesterday. The Air Force said today's plane Allowed "the same flight plan followed yesterday" and that the mission was finished "without in- cident." Film shot in- the mapping of lokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, was destroyed when the first plane went down, an Air Force announcement said. The RB29 shot flames yesterday iad completed the first of three scheduled photo mapping runs' over northeastern Hokkaido, crewmen saii Form Bureau Meet GALVESTOMB-An open Searing on resolutions to guide the Texas Farm Bureau was held today at the bureau's 21st annual conven- tion. The convention began yester- day with some members at- tending. Tumbler, 15, Critically Hurt An Abilene High School boy was reported in critical condition at Hendrick Memorial Hospital Mon- day as a result of injuries sustain- ed in a tumbling accident Satur- day afternoon. He U Gordon Kirby, 15, son of Mrs. J. 0. Kirtay, who lives in a barracks apartment on the Abi- lene Christian College campus with her two sens, Gordon and Richard, a freshman at ACC. Gordon if flittering'from bro- ken neck and legs are completely paralyzed. He was injured in Bennett Gym- nasium at ACC Saturday la trying to do a difficult tumbling teat for the fourth time.- Three previous times he bad swung from a by one hand and then turned a flip in the air and lauded OB tumbling mats. The forth time, be .misted the The Kirbys moved to AbOent ?tar from Entwpriae, AUu Mrs. Krby worki ia Crtom'i ;