Abilene Reporter News, November 8, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 08, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas î ' M Give Ttw United WayWi)t SWlme toorter -JOtettà EVENING^    ^    final'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 142 Associated Press (API ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8,1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc A KISS FOR A CADILLAC—While her husband looks on, Mrs. Louis Butman plants a kiss on the cheek of D. M. Cheek of Abilene, area representative for Colgate-Palmolive Co. The kiss followed presentation of the keys to a Cadillac and $1,000 check to Mrs. Butman. (Staff photo) GROCER ALSO WINS $1,000 Merkel Rancher's Wife Wins Cadillac, $1,000 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 $1,000, Her grocer got a check for $1,000 also. D. M./ Cheek, area representative for Colgate-Palmolive Co., got a resounding kiss from the rancher’s wife when he handed her the car keys and the check about lOjkel was recipient of the $1,000 a.m. Mrs. Butman won the car and the cash for writing a prize-winning jingle extolling the wonders of Luster-Creme Shampoo in a contest sponsored by the makers, Colgate-Palmolive Co. Carson Wins $1,000 'fhe grocer, H. J. Carson, who with his brother, W'. H. Carson, operates Carson Grocery at Mer- Map Plane Shooting Protested to USSR Leader Says Ship NEWSPAPER REPORTS Ike Vetoed China Attack To Prevent Red Invasion McCarthy Rebuke Motion Delayed WASHINGTON (^The senate convened in extraordinary session today to consider censuring Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy <R-Wis), and McCarthy himself, forecasting the vote will be against him, said he nevertheless will continue his fighi against communism, Predictions as to when the Senate might get around to voting ranged from two weeks or so upward. A delay developed just before the Senate convened on the mechanics of getting down to the issue. Resolution Wednesday The special committee which has recommended censure of McCarthy decided to wait until Wednesday before drafting a formal resolution of censure. Chairman W'atkins (R-Utah) said the decision of a delay was due to the absence of one member of the special committee. Sen. Ervin iD-NO, who remained at home because of the death of Gov, William B, Umstead of North Carolina, W-atkins said he would go ahead, however, and present the committee’s report. It was made public Abilenian Badly Hurt in Auto Crash James P. Howie, 24, of 1826 South Eighth St., was admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital early Monday for injuries he suffered in an automobile accident on the Albany highway about 3:30 a.m. His physician said he had a cerebral concussion, a laceration of the head and lacerations and bruises about the body. His condition was reported as “fair.” State Highway Patrolman Donald 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 subcommittee and for abusive language to an Army officer, Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker, w'ho was a witness 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 Communists 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 275.000 signatures of persons in 40 states expressing their protest against the ceasure resolution. The signatures were presented by Vincent Ferrari, Queens County, N.Y., postmaster on behalf of the Catholic War Veterans of New York who collected the signatures. The American Coalition is described by its officers as coasisting of 98 separate organizations which have banded to protect the freedoms and independence of the United States. It was formed in 1928. Vice-President Nixon told newsmen he thought the special session could end in less than two weeks. Nixon noted that Republican Leader Knowland (Calif) hoped to get the unusual meeting over in two weeks. Pamphlet on Desks On every senators desk as they came into the chamber was a 20-page pamphlet reproducing articles from the Daily Worker, Communist 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.” check. He sold the shampoo to Mrs. Butmaui. The Butmans operate a 1.200-acre ranch about 15 miles south of Merkel. The ranch wife received the keys and check in her white, red tile-roofed home nestling down among the hills and mesquite trees south of Merkel, Other than the kiss for Chec-k, her only reaction was that “I’m so thrilled that I don’t know what to say.” To Trade Old Car Her husband, Ix)uis 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 Dallas, district superintendent of Colgate-Palmolive Co.; Abilene Mayor C. E. Gatlin, Jack Hughes, owner of Western Chevrolet Co. at Abilene; and George Minter Jr., president 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 “We're not.” Poga 3-A. OFF STREET PARKING — De- lay of Abilene's off-street parking ordinance opposed by zoning board chairman. Page 1-B. WORLD TODAY — Why is the Dixon-Yotes contract such u bitter dispute. Poge 8-B. WASHINGTON 14>)-The Washington Post and Times-Herald said today President Eisenhower overrode a 3-1 recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff that would have authorized American air attack on the Chinese mainland to prevent a Communist landing on Nationalist Quemoy. The paper said the Joint Chiefs’ recommendation had the backing of Secretary of State Dulles. The copyrighted story by Chalmers M. Roberts said the President’s veto was exercised at the extraordinary meeting of the National Security Council in Denver. Sept. 12. That was nine days after Red artillery on the mainland opened up w'ith a 6,000-shell barrage 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 President to renewed efforts to find a way out of the impasse of American policy in the Far East, It adds that the situation lies behind the strong accent on the search for peace which has appeared in recent Eisenhower statements on foreign policy. The shelling of Quemoy led Washington to believe the Communists were softening up the Nationalist outpost for a possible landing. The Post and Time-Herald article says one quick result was Pentagon permission for Chiang’s air force to bomb attacking artillery and search out and attack any troop and • shipping concentrations 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 to bomb inland in Red China, and that American planes be allowed to make such strikes if an all-out attack on Quemoy developed. Named as voting for that recommendation are Adm. Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs; 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 Bedell Smith, acting State Department 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 Dulles, who is reported to have cabled back his approval. In its account of a National Security Council meeting in W. sh-ington Sept. 9, the paper said Vice President Nixon, presiding in Eisenhower’s absence, argued against any American move. Action was pastponed here because Eisenhower had accepted undersecretary Smith’s recommendation that a special Security Council session be held before any decision. At the Denver meeting Radford is reported to have argued for action. 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. Not Near Red Area WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States strongly protefted to Russia today against the shooting down by two Soviet MIG-type fighters ot an American RB29 “over Japanese territory in the Hokkaido area,” and called for reparations. A terse not delivered by Ambassador Charles Bohlen to the Soviet Foreign Ministry said: “The United States gov-    ■    ^ World Peace IF'FAIR VALUE'REFUSED: Judge Warns Condemnation Proceedings Due on Land TO AID CHEST DRIVE Ex-City Officio! McWhirter Dies Tom McWhirter, former Abilene city commissioner, died at 12:05 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 commissioner. He came here as a representative 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 dissolved, he traveled for a machinery 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.    I Suwivors include his wife and one son, Jim, of 802 Elmwood Dr. 'Simulcast' Pits North vs. South TOM McWHIRTER Give Like A Texan — Give Big!” The Abilene Community Chest drive will inaugurate its new campaign slogan Tuesday night on a 2-hour “Simulcast” over both local radio stations. The TV station here will join in for an hour. The two - hour program will be to awaken interest in the Community Chest drive, is still about one-third short of its $110,000 goal. The “Simulcast,” 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 interesting reasons for making a donation will be narrated if the donor desires, according to George Brown, II, in charge of the program. Broadcasting facilities of the radio stations will be tied together at the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. business office and the program heard over both stations. The TV station will Join in on the affair from its studio at 8:30 and continue through 9:30 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 BUI Teague, Leon Reese, John Stevens, Raymond Thomason, Jr., Dick Van Hook, Phil Kendrick and guests who may come to tht telephone office. The Chest publicity committee sponsoring the “Simulcast” will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday to outline final plans. CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER GOAL Taylor County will condemn land j needed for highway purposes, if property owners refuse to sell. County Judge Reed IngalSbe made this clear Monday after receiving a “fair market value” report from John F. Berry, 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 Highway 36. The land is from a point where Farm-to-Market Road 1234 intersects U. S. 80 to the intersection with Highway 36 and Old U. S. 80. Their report said 107.707 acres was involved. Total value was set at .$79,440. Two property owners refused to accept the trio’s “fair value-” the report said. One property owner was undecided and seven not located. Two others agreed to sell. The judge 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, acreage, total compensation and status of owner follows: J, 0. Radford, 28.376 acres, $42,564, will not accent: Laurel N. Dunn, 1.06 acres, $265, not located; C. L. Hailey, 8.401 acres, $2,100, undecided; J, and L. S. Wise, 39.344 acres. $19,672, will not accept; R. E. McFall, .m acres, $254, will accept; City of Abilene, 28.322 acres, $14,161, will accept. Following property owners are not located:    Mexico Ranch & Plantation Co.. .370 acres, $92; J. W. Knox, .264 acres, $^; Mrs. E. B. Rowland, .482, $121; Mrs. Clara McBride, .092 acres, $23; Charles D. Carey, .016 acres, $4; and C. W. Logsdon, .471 acres, $118. Negotiated on Move In other business, the court negotiated with R. L. Jones and J. C. Hall, both of Texas Wrecking Co., in connection with moving a company building 45 feet south from its U. S. 80 west position. Negotiations also were carried out with T. B. Kelly, representing H. J. Nash, owner of Abilene 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 $1 to $2. effective Dec. 1. No action was taken on a peti tion to extend Hollywood Dr. south 600 feet to Berry Lane. The petition was signed by Hollywood Dr. property owners in the Etheridge Addition to the City of Abilene. Action on the petition would have required the county to spend $1,000; “to develop somebody’s land,” Judge Ingalsbe said. $110,000 $100,000 $90,000 $80,000 $70,000 THE WEATHER $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 m U.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY — Partly cloudy and (»ntinued mild temperature« today, tonight and Tuesday. Maximum today 73. Low tonight 52. High Tuesday in the upper 70s. NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuewlay.    No important temperature changes. EAST TEXAS: Partly cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Partly cloudy to cloudy and mild this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. TEMPERATURES Mon. A. M. 1:30      54 2:30  ......... 53 3:30      54 4:30      54 5:30       5« 6:30      55 7.30 ........  58 8:30       «2 9:30      63 10:30       65 11:30      66 12:30       m Sunrise today 7:02 a.m. Sunset tonight 5:43 p.m. Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. 2J.32 Relative humidity at 12:30 p.m. 67Ye. Sun. P. M. 74    ....... 76    ....... 76 ....... 70    ....... 70    ....... 65    ....... 63    ....... 60 ....... 60 ....... 58    ....... 56    ....... 56 $25-100Fines Set for School Sign Violators Motorists who fail to obey the “Stop for Pedestrian in Crosswalk” signs will face stiff City | Court fines, City .ludge A. K. Doss served notice Monday morning. Doss met with four other traffic-minded citizens at City Hall. During that meeting he set the following as fines for that violation: (1) Where no accident results, a minimum fine of $25. (2) W^henever a pedestrian is struck by a violating vehicle, a minimum fine of $100. Signs Ignored In the conference with Judge Doss were Police Chief C. Z. Hallmark, Police Traffic Capt. C. A. Veteto; Mrs. Max Randolph, safety chairman of the City Council of Parent - Teacher Associations; and J. D. Perry, Jr., safety chairman of Abilene Chamber of Commerce. Problem caused by drivers’ ignoring the new “Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalk” signs in school vicinities was the main item discussed. Chief Hallmark Monday morning designated Police Patrolman L. B. McMaster to keep an eye on traffic conditions around schools. The officer will devote as much of his time daily as possible to patrolling school areas during their rush periods. Perry revealed that the C-C safety committee and the City Council of P-TA’s will ask the City Commission for funds with which to employ retired persons to serve as school crossing guards. Patrols Praised Perry praised the work of the school safety patrols composed of pupils, “They do a fine job of directing the students across the streets near schools and holding them back when cars are appi;oaching,” Perry said. The entire group present issued a 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 pupils until a large crowd of them congregates, waiting for a halt 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 ordinance Oct. 8, 1954, making it illegal for a motorist to drive through a crosswalk when a pedestrian is in or near the cross walk “or approaching such crosswalk so closely or in a position as to constitute an immediate hazard.” The ordinance states that any fine not to exceed $200 may be itoiative humidity at i2î3o p.m. 67%. line noi to exceeo assessed for violatiom ernment strohgly 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 parachuted to safety after the craft was shot down yesterday, but the nth was drowned when he became entangled in his parachute. A State Department spokesman said the United Stale.s would submit “a full and complete claim” to Russia later as compensation for 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 the State Department, announcing the protest sent less than 24 hours after the incident, said that as “moral reparations” the United Slates would demand an apology and appropriate action to “discipline offending members of the Soviet air force.” Today, in Tokyo, Capt. Anthony F. FeHh. the plane’s skipper, told a news conference that his plane was "never closer than 15 miles” to Russian territory. Asked why since his plane was armed he didn’t return the fire, Felth said “I would have liked to.” But he said his first thought was to complete the photo mission. His group commander, Col. Albert Welsh, said Feith was not to be criticized. “I would compliment before I would criticize,” Welsh said. Welsh said plane commanders have standing instructions “to fire if fired upon,” but added “there must have been some misunderstanding (in this ca.se).” However, Welsh 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 moments-—even 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 possible Soviet claim that the plane was over Russian territory. He accused the Russians of a “piratical” attack. Asked if the Russian planes at any time intruded inside the three-mile limit marking Japanese waters, Felth said: “Yes, I would say they were on their last pass.” Feith said when the MIGs were first spotted rising from about 10,-000 feet he told his crew, “I don’t think they would attack.” But moments later A. 2.C. Walter Lentz, 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, enveloped part of the craft. Threat Small, Ike Declares BOSTON m — President Eisenhower declared today “the specter of war looms les.s threateningly” than in a long time “despite the instance of provocation” stemming from 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 Russian built MIG type fighter planes Saturday, according to an Air Force announcement. Departing from his text in addressing the 27th convention of the National Council of Catholic Women, the President said, after declaring the prospects for an enduring and lasting peace are the brightest in years; “Despite such instances of provocation as that which took place yesterday (sic) off the coast of Japan, the specter of war looms less threateningly over all mankind.” The President said that the quest for an “enduring and lasting” peace “must be the overriding goal of our foreign policy.” Addre.ssing a capacity audience in the 3,000-seat 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 foreign policy,” he said. He received a rousing, standing ovation at the start of his address. Jet Fighter Flies With Photo Plane TOKYO (B—Accompanied by an F86 Sabrejet fighter, a U.S. Air Force RB29 today completed • photo mapping mission that was interrupted when two Russian jets shot down a sister RB29 yesterday. The Air Force said today’s plane followed “the same flight plan followed yesterday” and that the mission was finished “without incident.” Film shot in the mapping of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, was destroyed when the first plane went down, an Air Force announcement said. The RB29 shot down in flames yesterday had completed the first of three scheduled photo mapping runs over northeastern Hokkaido, crewmen said. Crash Injuries fatal HOUSTON (B—Injuries received in an auto accident of a week ago took the life of Melvin J. Fuller, 33, of Houston. Fuller died yesler day as a result of the accident an U.S. 75 north of here. Farm Bureau Meet GALVESTONiB—An open hearing on resolutions to guide the Texas Farm Bureau was held today at the bureau’s 2lst annual convention. The convention began yesterday with some 1,^ members attending. Tumbler, 15, Critically Hurt An Abilene High School boy was reported in critical condition at Hendrick Memorial Hospital Monday as a result of injuries sustained in a tumbling accident Saturday afternoon. He is Gordon Kirby, 15, son of Mrs. J. 0. Kirby, who lives in a barracks apartment on the Abilene Christian College , campus with her two sons, Gordon and Richard, a freshman at ACC. Gordon is suffering from a broken neck and concussions. Hia legs are completely paralyzed. He was injured in Bennett Gymnasium at ACC Saturday in trying to do a difficult tumbling feat for the fourth time. Three previous times he had swung from a rope by one hand and then turned a flip in the air and landed on tumbling mats. The forth time, he missed the mats. The Kirbys moved to Abilene this year from Enterprise. Ala. Mrs. Krby works in Grissom's ¿llliartmeQt Store. ;