Abilene Reporter News, November 10, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 10, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas f:- GiWTtMUn^ Way ®l)e Abilene 3^tporter~'J^ttiii "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron / EVENING FINALVOL. LXXIV, NO. 144    Associated Press (AP)    ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 10, 1954 —TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Reds' Attitude E asier On Shooting, Ike Says Heavy Fog Follows Rain, Lightning EASY, DOC—Johnny Ogle winces as Dr. H. J. Stennis, City-County Health Unit director, takes a sample of his blood in an enco re to the Salk vaccine tests last spring. Johnny was one of 100 second, third, and fourth-graders at Crockett School whose blood will be compared with samples taken last year to test effects of the vaccine. Assisting the doctor is Mrs. Maurice Garrett, school nurse. Johnny is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Ogle, 1834 Jackson St. He didn’t cry, even though the doctor had to jab three times before hitting “paydirt.” (Staff photo by Don Hutcheson.)___ Boy Goes Over Grid to Jail Rivalry 3 GIs Held In Burglary A 17-year-oId boy was sentenced to 15 days in jail and assessed court costs Wednesday after pleading guilty to whipping a 14-year-old South Junior High School student with a rubber hose. J. T. Sparks. Taylor County juvenile officer, said the aggravated assault charge filed in Taylor County Court stemmed from foot ball rivalry between North and South Junior High Schools. Tlie «mnual game is scheduled for Thursday nign*. The defenddant Mervin Ellison, S141 Hardy St is a former North J'ln’cr student I»e qi it school in the ninth grade ho told County Judge Reed Iiigalsbe Eli’son told in court of being in an auto with three other boys, Thi ether three, also 'ormer North Junior students, left the scene as soon as the fight began off the South Junior grcunds near a con-c^*ssIon stand earlier this week, Ellison said. A teacher, Fred Sthman, broke up ♦he fight. “We have trouble each year before these games,” Sparks said. “Some paint has been thrown on both the North and South Junior buddings recently.” In other county court action Wednesday, Mrs. Bessie Barnett of Graham pleaded guilty to a charge of check sw’incl'ng She was assessed 3 $60 fine aid costs. The judge ordered bond forfeited when Hoyle Williams of Odessa failed to appear in court to answer a charge of driving while intoxicated. The judge ordered legal machinery set in action for Williams’ immediate arrest. J. B. Gibbs to City Recreation Post Jennings Bryan Gibbs. .33. former Hardin - Simmons University student and ex - coach in Sweetwater public schools, has been employed as city recreation director for Abilene. He accepted Wednesday morning, but said it may be around Feb. 1 before he begins his new duties. He is now serving his first year a.s physical education teacher and athletic coach for Odessa elementary shools, Gibbs said he felt be probably should remain on his present job until mid - term of the school session. This would mean that he would start his work here about The city’s Park and Public Recreation Board voted Tuesday in its regular meeting to offer Gibbs the position here. It set the salary as $4,200 per year. Gene Galbraith, board member, was delegated to contact Gibbs and see whether the latter would accept the offer. Galbraith got in touch with Gibbs Wednesday morning and obtained his acceptance. Position of full - time city recreation director was discontinued several months ago by the park and recreation board, which in so doing dispensed with the services of Clarence D. Lasseter, the first year - around recreation director the city had.    „ , c v Since then. City Park Supt. Scott Fikes has been handling the WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES YOU'RE (PUFF PUFF) THE JURY Cigar may be a smoke, but whot ore cigorets? Poge 7-A. HUURRICANE: WINDY—Stormy 1955 seen in new olmanoc. Page SEPARATE EPILEPTIC HOSPITAL ilor Vernon T, Wotlev, su^r-Intendent of Abilene State Hos-pitol, states his views of proposed 'changes. Page 1-B. TEACHERS WANTED—Texas will need 45-50,000 more teochers m six veo»'s- Poge 7-B^____ recreation duties along with his supervision of parks. Fikes will continue as park superintendent. Brothers are Preachers Gibbs was born at Lake Charles, La., June 15, 1921 He is married, and a member of the Christian church. His two brothers are Christian church preachers. He moved with his parents to Beaumont, Tex., from Mansfield, La. From the seventh grade through high school he attended Beaumont schools, graduating May 24, 1938, from South Park High School there. In high school he played football, basketball and baseball. I After his father died July 13, 1939, Gibbs began working in a wholesale drug store to help support the family. He worked there until July, 1940. From July, 1940, until January, 1944, he was employed at the Pennsylvania Shipyards Inc., in Beaumont. He then entered the Navy, and served until he received an honorable discharge March 1, 1946. During his Navy service he attended Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa, four months, and also was on an Army transport. Graduated From H-SU Gibbs entered Hardin - Simmons University in September, 1946, where he played one year of football and three years of baseball. He graduated at H-SU in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In the fall of 1949 he reiurned to H-SU to work on a Master of Education degree. He completed the M.E. degree in January, 1951. In the 1951-52 term he became athletic coach for Sweetwater public schools. He was coach there In junior high school two years and assistant coach in senior high school one year. This past summer he directed the recreation program for the City of Sweetwater. He joined the Odessa public schools this fall as elementar>' school physical education teacher and coach. Three AWOL soldiers Monday night in New Orleans as suspects i.i the Rainbow Cafe burglary here will be returned to Abilene to face charges. City Police Detective Lt. George Sutton quoted Dist. Atty. Tom Todd Wednesday as saying they will be extradited, if extradition proves necessary. Found Asleep New Orleans police arrested the following three suspects, all alseep in an automobile in that city: Webster Walter Willoughby, 26; Louie D. Burson, 20, and Norman Cargal, 23, A woman with whom they had been traveling gave police the tip leading to their arrests. The trio was picked up in response to the three-state order which Abilene police had sent out, Sutton said. Charges have been filed here, and warrants issued. The suspects were in the same Hudson automobile, bearing the same license number, as the informant had tipped Abilene police they were traveling in. They had in their possession two pistols, as the informant had said. In their possession also was a First State Bank, Abilene, money sack. Part of the cash burglarized from the Rainbow Cafe was taken in such a sack. All three suspects are reported as AWOL from Fort Lewis, Wash., Sutton stated. $100 Lost Rainbow Cafe, 200 Butternut St., was burglarized early last Wednesday morning of loot thought to total about $100. Most of it was cash. A meat cleaver was used to break into a cigaret machine and a nickelodeon. Detective Sutton said a woman who had been riding with the suspects were left stranded by them in Fort Worth Wednesday or Wednesday night. She retaliated by going to Fort Worth police and telling them of the burglary, Sutton reported. * Fort Worth police notified Abilene police, who in turn had a radio broadcast put out throughout Texas, Louisiana and California. The woman had thought the suspects were from a California military base. Moisture - laden skies cooled by the night air blanketed the Abilene area Wednesday morning with a cloud layer on the ground,” The fog dropped visibility at Municipal Airport to one-eighth of a mile. The fog blanket was an after-math of rain up to 1.25 inch Tuesday in the Abilene area. Heaviest rainfall was the 1.25 reported from a hard downpour at Ranger. Hits Transmitter At Eastland, lightning and thunder accompanied a 1.10 inch fall. The lightning was blamed for knocking a radio station transmitter off the air twice. Lightning also struck near Abilene. A fuse was blown out at the Texas Highway Department’s radio tower, knocking out THP radio operations except on a limited basis for more than four hours. The THP unit went out about 5 p.m. Abilene’s rainfall was light—.05 at Municipal Airport and .25 at 857 EN 13th St. Latest rain reported was about half an inch at Stamford and Haskell and .20 inch at Merkel. The precipitation fell Wednesday morning. The showers fell mostly to the arrested I    south of Abilene. Buffalo Gap had 1.00 inch but only light showers fell in the Lake Abilene vicinity. 2 Trees HU An electrical disturbance was also reported at Cisco during the .60 rain. Lightning hit two trees. The showers started creeks between Cisco and Eastland running. Haskell cotton ginners there said the rain may have damaged some cotton still un-har/ested. Hail was heaviest near the B. B. Barry home four miles south of Clyde, where .90 fell. No crop damage was reported. Rain at Clyde was gauged at .05 inch. The fog that covered the Abilene area was also spotted over much of the state. The misty shroud was blamed for the highway deaths of six young people in a crash on the Beaumont - Port Arthur highway. Several hours before the fatal wreck, lightning struck from heavy clouds at San Antonio and killed a high school football plgy-er, Harry Rexin, 16. Visibility Zero At 5:30 a.m. Wednesday the Weather Bureau reported fog ^t Childtess, where visibility was zero, and at Midland, San Angelo, Mineral Wells, Wichita Falls, Houston and Beaumont. Dawn temperatures ranged from the lower 40s in the Panhandle to the lower 60s in southernmost Texas. The Abilene Weather Bureau’s 9:30 a.m. forecast called for the fog to dissipate this afternoon under cloudy to partly cloudy skies The fog may return Wednesday night and Thursday morning but will not be as heavy as Wednesday morning, the weather man said. The West Coast cool front that gave some promise of bringing rain to Texas has about halted its easterly movement on a line from Los Angeles, Calif., to Salt Lake City, Utah and on through western North Dakota, the weather bureau said. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport.............05 857 EN 13th.....................25 Total for Year............ 13.88 Normal .............  20.61 LAKE ABILENE..........Shower Anson .........................25^ Breckenridge ............  .28 Buffalo Gap .................. 1.00 Cisco ..........................60 Clyde ..........................05 Coleman .......................10 Eastland......................110 Electra ........................31 Haskell ...................... 100 Merkel ..............  20 Ranger ..................... 125 Rising Star .................... Robert Lee .....................30 Stamford ......................76 Sweetwater .................... Ir- Wingate .......................20 Winters..............  1-66 Issues Are Clouded Concerning Attack McCarthy, Solon Cross at Censure WASHINGTON m - Sen. Watkins told Sen. McCarthy today the only way to get a completely neutral person on the censure issue would be to pick “a deaf, dumb and blind person and a moron.” Watkins, head of the Special Committee which recommended censure of McCarthy, loosed that thrust when McCarthy suggested there was prejudice on the committee. Cross Words The two senators quickly slipped into a dueling exchange of words after the Senate got down to formal debate on rebuking McCarthy, Wisconsin Republican. One ground on which the Wat kins committee recommended censure was that McCarthy look a contemptuous attitude toward the subcommittee. McCarthy contended the subcommittee’s activities were improper and “dishone.st.” Coyrthouse to Close Abilene businesses will remain open for Veterans Day Thursday, but the courthouse, banks, some law offices and Abilene Air Force Base will be closed for the holiday. STUDENTS TOLD: Loyalty to U. S. and Reds ^Impossible' THE WEATHER WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY — Partly cloudy to cloudy this afternoon and tonight. Partly cloudy Thursday. High temperature this afternoon 65. Low tonight 45-50, High Thursday 65-70. NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS; Clear to partly cloudy through Thursday. No important temperature changes. EAST TEXAS; Partly cloudy and mild through Thursday. Moderate northeasterly winds on the coast. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS:    Partly cloudy and mild through Thursday. Scattered thundershowers in extreme south this afternoon. Moderate northeasterly winds on the coast. High and low temperatures for 24 hours ended at 6:30 a.m.: 72 and 47 degrees. TEMPERATURES Dixon-Yates Stall Foiled WASHINGTON (fi-The Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee today defeated a Democratic attempt to block immediate signing of the Dixon-Yates contract. The committee acted shortly after President Eisenhower said at his news conference he still favored the controversial proposal. The vote was 10-8 along strict party lines. The 10 Republicans on the committee voted to table a resolution by Sen. Pastore (D-RI). Pastore’s resolution would have called on the Atomic Energy Commission not to sign the contract to feed private power into Tennessee Valley Authority lines. After the vote the committee decided to resume immediately its public hearings on the contract. Tues. p. M. 71    ........ 59    ........ 57    ........ 57    ........ 57    ........ 56    ........ 55    ........ 52    ........ 52 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:30 52      10:30 51      11:30 50      12:30 Sunrise today 7:04 a.m. Sunset tonight 5:42 p.m Wed. A. M. ...    50 .......51 ........ 51 ........ 51  ...... 52 51 ........51 ........51 ........51 ........ 53 ........54 .......56 Mrs. Carl Muslon Dies After Stroke Hp. Carl Muston of 1110 Cedar St. died at 6 a.m. W’ednesday in a Dallas hospital after suffering a stroke. She was admitted to the hospital three weeks ago. Born in Cooper, she had lived in Abilege since 1918. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Peggy Muston and Patty Sue Muston, both of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Leo Antilley of 1633 Sycamore St., Mrs. Harold Rudolph, Lubbock, formerly of Abilene, and Mrs. Ralph Antilley of Edinburg; and a brother, C. E. Hicks, owner of Hicks Food Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. 28.K. I    oa\    PpAch    St Relative humidity at 12:3® p.m. 94%. |otOre, ¿41 rcacn at. It is absolutely impossible to be loyal to the United States and the Communist Party at the same time. Herbert Philbrick told an applauding, overflow student assembly Wednesday morning in Abilene High School. The famous FBI counterspy started his talk with: “I did live three lives for nine long years.” He told of joining a Communist-front organization by accident while living as an ordinary civilian. He also told of becoming a volunteer FBI counterspy shortly after meeting persons he suspected to be Communists in 1940, Wouldn’t Believe It “If someone had walked up to me in the spring of 1940 and told me only a part of what was to happen to me, I would not have believed it,” he said. The Soviet Union has worked many years on the brain-washing technique, he said. The technique involves transforming an individual’s mind so that he can’t tell right from wrong. The agent said brain-washing was “Soviet psychology” — conditioned reflex which is obtain ed when the individual is unable to use logic. “The Communist Party is criminal conspiracy,” Philbrick said. “Whenever the Communist party comes into contact with people, there is tragedy, heart break and sorrow. This is true everywhere — behind the Iron Curtain and inside the Soviet Union.” Only Wife Knew The agent, who was the star witness of the United States during the trial of 11 top Communists said that not even his own par ents knew he had joined the Com munist Party. Only his wife and two FBI agents knew he was an FBI coun terspy. Not even his wife knew that the first year. His three lives started by accident. he said. He and his wife were in C^bridge, Mass. They decided to join organizations increase their list of friends. One organization was the Cam bridge Youth Council, outwardly a youth organization, but actually a Red-dominated unit. Six months later Philbrick found himself chairman of the council. At this time, he became an FBI counter spy. Subsequently ht joinea Young Communist League. Many its members consisted of young people who were loyal to the United Slates, to their families and to God, he said. When the brain - washing began, many members withdrew membership, but some did^ not. Father Cried The FBI agent toW of meeting father whose son had become Communist. Tears streamed down the father’s face during the conversation with Philbrick. The father wished his son was dead, rather than alive as a traitor to his country. “If anyone asks if the Communists mean business, you can say they do.” Philbrick said. “The Communists hate everything this country stands for. They are out to destroy every free country. He said the Communists have two party lines. One line is talk of peaceful co - existence. The other is taught in secret meetings. The CiMìimunists operate on two levels — out in the open and underground, he said. No Communist would become president of the present U.S. gov ernment,” he said. “That would happen only if the Soviet Union could dominate this country.” WASHINGTON - President Eisenhower said today that there are cloudy features about the shooting down of an American B29 photo plane in the area of northern Japan last Sunday. The President said the American plane had a right to be where it was, and this country is aggrieved. But he discussed the affair in much softer words than Secretary of State Dulles had used yesterday. The President said that the Soviets have taken an attitude in the matter which seems to be more conciliatory than in past instances of attack on U.S. aircraft. Dulles yesterday had accused the Soviet government of “falsehood” in claiming the American plane had violated Russian airspace and in contending the U.S. craft opened fire on Soviet fighters. No ‘Sitting Ducks* Asked at his news conference about Dulles’ report that American officials are considering orders for fighter protection for U.S. aircraft flying close to the Russians, the President said it is his feeling that wlien planes go into risky areas they ought to be craft fitted for that purpose and shouldn’t be just sitting ducks. The President gave a measure of support to U.S. Ambassador Charles Bdilen, who has been under fire from some members of Congress for attending an official dinner in Moscow after word of the plane attack came out. He said he is not going to sit this far away from Moscow and conclude that Bohlen is wrong. He said this country has a good group of foreign officers and that they always try to act with good judgment, Dulles, reporting that Bohlen had only a few minutes notice of the incident before he went to the party, had described* the ambassador's attendant as understandable in a case where he had to make a snap decision without time for study and consultation with Washington. Not Clear Cut Eisenhower said the latest air attack case, in which one American airman lost his life, was not clear cut. Asked to explain that, he said it occurred over a group of Islands near the Kuriles, and that Russia claims those islands. He added that the United States does not recognize that claim. He said he supposes the Russians are going on the theory that possession is nine points of the law. Some of the newsmen could not escape the conclusion that the President, in line with his recent emphasis on peace in the world, was deliberately soft-pedaling his comments. He did say that if fighter escorts are nece.ssary in risky areas where United States authorities know American planes have a right to be, he thinks escorts should be used. Earlier at the Pentagon officials had professed puzzlement as to why fighters were not with the downed plane. Eisenhower also told his conference he still is for the Dixwi-Yates power ccmtract here at home because no better way has been offered to get the needed electric energy. He said there’s nothing in the contract that can raise by a single cent the ci»ts of power to Tennessee Valley Authority customers. If. there is any politics in this thing it isn’t by his choosing, he said. The President told his news conference. in commenting on criticism of the proposed contract in Congress, that if there is anything political in the situation, swtieone is making it that way. The President discussed the power pr(^sa! in the wake of a Democratic prediction that it may get “a quiet burial” when the 84th Congress convenes in January. Chinese attacks—There is no atom of truth, Eisenhower said, in reports that Generalissimo Chiang See PRESIDENT, Page S A, Col. I U.S. Approves Abilene Health Unil Building U. S. Public Health Service in Washington. D. C.. has approved the architects’ preliminary plans for the $100,000 local building to house Abilene * Taylor County Health Unit. Tha’, word was received Wednesday morning by city officials in telegrams from U, S. Rep. Omar Burleson and U. S. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson. F. C. Olds Co., architect, is thus authorized to complete final plans. The federal government has agreed to finance half the cost of construction. The City of Abilene is to pay the other half. The sharw which each expects to finance is $50,000. The preliminary plans had previously been approved by the City Commission, representatives of Taylor - Jones Coufity Medical Society, and Texas State Department of Health. Location of the building will be at the corner of South 19th and Santos Sts. It is to face South 19th St., said Dr. Hugh J. Stennis, director of Abilene • Taylor County Health Unit. The building will house offices, clinic quarters, laboratory and any other operations of the health unit. It will include an auditorium for health education, where food handlers’ schools and meetings of the Cancer Society and other health education groups can be held. Dr. Stennis said construction bids probably will be taken about the first of next year. He estimated that the earliest possible completion time will be next July 1. Masonry construction one story high is planned. Tumbler in Criticol Condition at Hospital Condition of Gordon Kirby, 15, is “unchanged and still critical,” his doctor said Wednesday morning. The boy suffered a concussion and a broken neck when he fell to the Bennett gymnasium floor at ACC during tumbling practice Saturday. His legs are paralyzed. Gordon is the son of Mrs. J. 0. Kirby, Barracks Eight, Abilene Christian College. He is a student in Abilene High School FBI COUNTERSPY — Herbert Philbrick, right, who lived three lives for nine years, talks with Abilene High School students. The students from left, are Steve Marshall» the 1 student president, Gail Wright and dim MilienBaa. A ;