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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               Gfot The OMtMl WinJ milm Reporter -Hetttf "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXA.CTLY AS IT Byron X VOL. LXXIV, NO. 151 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOV. 17, 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Thoroughfare To Be Paved Near School Five blocks of heavily paved, four lane thoroughfare running west from the new high school will result from City Commission ac- tion next Friday. Commissioners will receive bids in their regular Friday morning meeting for paving JNtorth Sixth St. from North .Mockingbird Lane westward five blocks to North Wil- lis St. Pavement specifications are to be among the highest ever adopt- ed for an Abilene street, being the same as those on the recently re- built North First St. A 10 inch, compacted caliche base will be covered with a two-inch hot mix asphaltic concrete surface. Sixty foot width will be paved, making possible four lanes of mov- ing traffic and parallel parking on both sides. Developers are to pay for pav- ing 40-foot width. The city will fi- nance the other 20 feet. The new Abilene High School is being built between North Sixth and State Sts., and between North Mockingbird Lane and Shelion St. From the southwest corner of the school campus, the thorough- fare to be paved will extend west- ward. Other matters on Friday's com- mission agenda are: (1) Receiving bids for construc- tion of a cafeteria kitchen at old North Park Elementary School. (2) Selection of auditors to audit the city's books for the 1954-55 fis- cal year. (3) Purchase of some trucks. (4) Consideration of a letter from City Planning and Zoning Commission regarding a plat of Greenlea Addition. Boudreau to Head Kansas City Team KANSAS CITY (a Lou Bou- dreau recently ousted manager of the Boston Red Sox, today was named field manager of the new Kansas City Athletics. THE WEATHER IF.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Fair and warm today and cooler tonight and Thurs- day. High today 78. Low tonight 45. High Thusday 60-65. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Generally fnir. a little cooler tonight and in north- west portions this afternoon. Thursday, fair and mild. WEST TEXAS: Generally fair, cooler this afternoon antj tonight- Thursday. fair aad mild. Lowest around freezing locally in Upper Panhandle tonight. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly cloudy, warm this afternoon, A little cooler tonight. Thursday, fair and mild. Gentle to moderate southwesterly winds on the coast, shifting to moderate to fresh northerly tonight. High and low temppraiures for 24 hours ended at 6-30 a.m.: 75 and 53 degrees. TEMPERATURES Tues. P. M. Wed. A. M. 71 SO 74 59 75 58 75 55 70 65 60 61 63 61 73 GO "6 Sunrise today a.m. Sunset tonight p.m. Barometer reading at p.m. 23.00. Relative humidity at p.m. 26Te. EDITOR A. W. NEVILLE, 90, OF PARIS desperadoes and a Bull Durham tree AT LAST INDIAN EXECUTION U. S. Warns Russia It Will Guard Planes Solon Says Talk Kills Compromise WASHINGTON (Si Sen. Mon- roney (D-Okla) said today that chances for a compromise of the McCarthy censure resolution were "torpedoed" by the new move to charge Sen. McCarthy with con- tinuing contempt of the Senate in current debate. Monroney said the speech yes- terday by Sen. Watkins, Utah Re- publican who headed the special six-man censure committee, had a Paris Editor, 90, Wrote As He Lived in History PARIS W-A. W. Neville leaned back in his easy chair at the office of the Paris News today and look- ed back at 60 years of getting out a newspaper. Neville rolled a cigarette, greet- ed old friends at an open house in honor of his 90th birthday, and went on working. The slender, wiry old man had a lot to look back on. But he was looking forward, too, and was at his desk as usual in the News' editorial room, check- ing the exchange papers, writing editorials, and preparing his col- umn. "Backward Glances." To Greet Friends After the day's work, he was to greet his friends and acquaint- ances at the open house with two of his daughters, Miss Maude Neville and Mrs. Dorothy Faught, and his brother, Edgar T. Neville. Most of his friends call him "Judge" or "Sandy." A lover of Bull Durham tobacco, ths judge had a treat in store for him when he reached the office this morning. News employes had made a "tobacco tree" for him and hung 41 sacks of tobacco on its branhes. Born Nov. 17, 1864, in Salem, Va., Neville has had many honors and much public recognition paid him through the years. Into his newspapering has been crammed a wealth of experiences. He wrote of the first airplane ever seen in Park, of the first electric railway here, and of its abandonment in favor of the auto- mobile nearly half a century later. He covered the hanging of eight early-day d e s p e r a does by the United States, and he was at the last execution of an Indian under the old Indian Law. It was Seville that gave an account of the 1916 fire that destroyed nearly half of the City of Paris. Organized Union Once, as a guest of former Gov. James V. Allred, he adressed the Texas Senate in Austin. He helped organize a typographical union in Paris in 1909 and was a charter member. The judge has been active in Paris' city government, has been city secretary, and he served for a time as an alderman. Sandwiched between all those ac- tivities and the daily grind of "get- ting out the the versatile Neville also wrote two books. His career is neatly summed up in the title of one, "The Red River Valley and Now." The other book is a comprehen- sive history of Lamar County. So it was no stranger the folks were greeting in Paris today as they said: "Happy birthday, Judge, and many, many happy returns." The Paris News is one of the nine newspapers making up the Texas Harte-Hanks group. Part- ners in the group operation are Mrs. Bernard Hanks of Abilene and Houston Harte of San Angelo. Mrs. Hanks is the widow of the late publisher of The Reporter- News, who developed the chain of newspapers with Mr. Harte. Drawing for Places On Ballot Scheduled Drawing for places on the ballot for the Dec. 11 special state sen- atorial election will be held for Taylor County in the county at- torney's office here at 10 a.m. Thursday. Three witnesses will be present for the drawing, County Clerk Mrs. Chester Hutcheson said. They will be County Auditor Her- bert Middleton, Assistant County Attorney Allen Glenn and John Danilson, Reporter-News staff wri- ter. The order in which names will appear on the ballot in Taylor County will be determined in the drawing. Drawings also will be held in the other 12 counties in the district. Seven persons filed their can- idacies in the special election, 'here will be no runoff, so that he person who receives the most otes will be elected, even if it is ot a majority. Entering the race are two state epresentatives, Truett Latimer of .bilene and David Ratliff of Stam- ord; one former state senator, at Bullock of Colorado City; the Rotan mayor, Cecil Lotief; a Sny- er doctor, Dr. Robert F. Wasson; an Abilene attorney, Dan Sorrells; and a Rotan businessman far- mer, Juston Morrow. U. S. Seeks Field, Wife In Note to Red Hungarians WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES MCCARTHY'S BILL Tab for hearings to censure Sen. Joseph McCarthy bites deeply into fed- eral funds. Page 8-A. HAD TO BE SO Bullet mark and pictures are last souvenirs of war far Irish-born widow, 85. Page 14-A. MORE TO MORE Higher pay and more jurors hike trial ccsts in Taylor County. Page 1-B. BUDAPEST, Hungary W-TJ.S. legation officials formally asked Hungary's Communist government today where American representa- tives can get in touch with Noel Field and his wife Herta. The gov- ernment announced earlier it had released the couple from jail after five years imprisonment and quashed spy charges against them. The announcement gave no indi- cation of the whereabouts of the 50-year-old former U.S. State De- partment employe and his German- born wife. Although their release was an- nounced early today, official noti- fication was not given to U.S. Min- ister Christian M. Ravndai until he called at the Hungarian foreign ministry at noon. An Embassy spokesman de- clined to say whether Ravndai had raised the question of making con- tact with the Fields. Hungarian authorities had ignored two prev- ious notes from the legation in recent months asking for inter- views with them and for their re- patriation. The Hungarian Foreign Ministry, however, promised today to con- sider a request by the small con- tingent of Western news corres- pondents in Budapest for aid in contacting the American couple. Noel and Herta were among four members of the Field family who vanished at intervals behind the Iron Curtain in 1949 and 1950. The Hungarian announcement over Budapest radio only 23 days after Poland's Communist government said it had freed NOEL FIELD free, but where? Hermann Field, Noel's brother. Hermann, a Cleveland architect, had been arrested in-Warsaw while searching for Noel. He is still in Poland convalescing in a sanitari- um. The latest announcement left only the fate of Noel's adopted daughter Mrs. Robert Wallach still unexplained. Mrs. Wallach, the former Erifca Glaser, disappeared in East Berlin Aug. 26, 1950, while searching for her foster father. During the intervening years, there was no official indication of what happened to the Fields, al- though their names cropped up in various Iron Curtain treason trials. Communist propaganists accused ts'oel of being an "anti-Soviet" American spy and linked him to "Titoist" plots in Hungary. The Hungarian announcement said the Budapest government has dropped all spy charges agains! Noel and Herta after a review ol their case indicated they could not be substantiated. (In the United admitted former Communists Whittaker Chambers and Hede Massing have testified that Noe! Field was once a member of a Communisl apparatus in Washington.) Notes Ignored After Poland released Hermann Field, Western observers here an ticipated that Noel would be turned loose. But American diplomats said the Hungarian government ig nored two notes sent by the U S legation in the last six weeks de- manding his freedom. The sources said they received no private hints Hungary intended to comply. The field mystery began in May 1949, when Noel left his wife in Switzerland and went to Progue Czechoslovakia. He was last hearo. from in that city May 12. "terrific impact" on the Senate. Watkins told the Senate McCar- thy had been contemptuous ''under our very noses" in describing the committee as the "unwitting hand- maiden" of the Communists. He called for a new censure count. Sen. Bennett IR-Utah) announced that he would offer one later. Senators who have been angling for a compromise recognized the day's developments as a setback but were not giving up hope. Sen. Dirksen a McCarthy supporter and a leading force in the compromise efforts, said "you never can tell until you try." Dirksen so far has refrained From entering into the floor de- bate, preferring to work behind the scenes, but he said he may speak tomorrow. Sen. Bridges (R-NHi, temporary president of the Senate who has been active in compromise talks, was reported planning to address the Senate later in the day. He said he thought the additional censure count proposed by Bennett would make efforts to work out a compromise "a little more diffi- cult." Sen. Thye who said he has not made up his mind on the proposed censure, told report- ers that any chance for a com- promise certainly was "shaken" by the dramatic events of yester- day. "I can't foresee any great possi- bilities of a Thye said, adding that a compromise seems "more distant" now than when the Senate met last-week. Thye said he regarded Bennett as "on the more conservative side of the censure question" and felt that Bennett's action "indicated the strong feeling even on the more conservative side." Mother of 3 Prominent Doctors Dies Mrs. H. H. Ramsey, 430 Victoria St., died at Hendrick Memorial Hospital about a.m. Wednes- day after a long illness. She was the wife of a dentist, the mother of two dentists and one physician. j Abilene survivors include three sons, Dr. David Ramsey and Dr. M. T. Ramsey, dentists; and Dr. Wayne V. Ramsey, physician; and two daughters, Mrs. Nena Kate Lewis, speech correctionist for the public schools, and Mrs. Charles] Atkinson. j There are also several other sur- vivors. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Elliott's Funeral Home. EYES HAVE IT Five-year-old Debra Burns of Miami, Fla., gets her eyes a trifle out of whack as she presses her nose against a window to get a close look at her pet, Freddie the Frog. Freddie is a tiny tree irog, a species which comes out of hiding in Miami after a rain. RELEASED TO PARENTS 2 Young Girls Tell Of Burglaries Here Two Abilene girls, 11 and 13 years of age, have admitted three recent residence burglaries here, City Police Detective Capt. W. B. McDonald announced Wednesday. He said the two made state- ments Wednesday morning. McDonald stated he released them in care ot their parents, CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER GOAL pending further investigation by county juvenile authorities. The girls said, McDonald re- ported, that they burglarized Mrs. W. M. Paxton's residence at 733 Ross Ave., on Nov. 11; Mrs. L. T. Hawsey's residence at 2449 South Second St., on Nov. 10, and Mrs. Carleta Cogdell's home at 2235 South Sixth St., on Nov. 6. Nothing was stolen from Mrs. Hawsey's home. At Mrs. Paxton's the girls got a purse, a wrist watch and about 510 cash. One of them took Mc- Donald and Detective W. E. Clift Wednesday morning to the place she said they threw away the purse and watch. The purse was 'ound there, but the watch couldn't be located. The girls said they spent the cash, McDonald taid. Two purses were stolen in the jurglary of Mrs. Cogdell's home. Sowever, the operator of a serv- .ce station at South First St. and Sayles Blvd. soon afterward found tho purses, notified police, and .hese were returned to the owner, :he contents intact, McDonald said. An informant furnished police a tip Tuesday night that, the two girls might have committed Borne recent burglaries. McDonald and talked with the suspects Wed- nesday morning at their element- ary schools. DEADLINE TODAY FOR ENTRIES Only One Santa to Appear On 23 Floats in Parade There'll be only one Santa Claus helpers will stay busy at this year's Christmas sarade in Abilene is scheduled to je bigger and better than any in the three-year history of the event. Members of the retail merchants committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce made plans to ex- pand the event at a special called meeting Wednesday. Children Confused The decision to restrict the parade to a single Santa Claus was made because of the confusion wrought last year among children who saw Santa Claus put in an appearance on several floats. San- ta will make his appearance on the Chamber of Commerce's float. Members at the meeting agreed to help Santa Claus with his Christ- mas shopping by staying open an hour after the parade or until 8 p.m. The parade this year is schedul- ed to kick-off at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29. Members also voted to stay open until at bast 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 20 through 25; however, some stores will re- main open later. It was agreed to p the normal closing hour on Saturday, Dec. 18. George Minter, C-C president, pointed out that this, the third year the parade has been held, is an important period for the project as it may either expand or go down from this point. "It is a thing Abilene can be and should be proud he said. He urged that more retail mer- chants take part in the event. Joe Cooley, C-C manager, said work is progressing on the floats and that workers are busy until 11 p.m. getting them into shape. Cooley said the deadline for en- tering floats in the parade is to- day. 23 Floats Sam Waldrop said Retail Furni- ture Association members plan to enter a float. That would bring the total num- ber of floats to 23. Seven local bands and seven from surrounding towns have agreed to enter the parade. Organizations sponsoring floats as listed by the C-C include: The Borden Co., Coca-Coca Bot- tling Co., Thornton's, Minter's Dry Goods Co., Citizen's National Bank, West Texas Utilities Co., Grissom's Department Store, Farmers and Merchants National Bank. The Abi- lene Reporter-News, Abilene Sav- ings Association, Abilene Drug and Drug Travelers, the Rotary Club, First State Bank, Kiwanis Club, South Texas Lumber Co., KRBC, Southwestern Bell Tele- phone Co., KWKC, River Oaks Developing Co., Miami Operating Co., Marine Reserves, Abilene Chamber of Commerce, Retail Furniture Association. Groups that will decorate for the sponsors include: Girl Scouts, Zeta Alpha, H-SU Colt Club, National Secretaries Club, Business and Professional Women's Club, Fanners and Mer- chants National Bank employes, Abilene High School A Cappelia choir, American Association ef University Women, Society for the Preservation of Barbershop Sing- ing in America, Seventh Day Ad- ventists, Mail Carriers Auxiliary, First State Bank employes, ACC Circle American Business Women's Association, Unitet Daughters of the Confederacy Note Seeks Prevention Of Shootings MOSCOW IPr-The United States warned Hussia today it will be forced to act to protect its planes on legitimate missions unless the Russians take steps to prevent fur- ther aerial incidents between the two nations. A note delivered by the U, S. Embassy to the Soviet Foreign Ministry asked the Soviet Union to clamp down on such cases as the destruction of a U. S. RB29 photo-mapping bomber by Soviet jet fighters Nov. 7. Referring to that incident, which Moscow has blamed on the Amer- icans, the note said: "Such actions are in flagrant contradiction to re- cent statements by high Soviet of- ficials that the Soviet Union seeks to abate international tension." Violation Charged The Soviet government charged at the time that the American plane had violated island territory of the Russians off the northeast tip of Japan and fired .first when Soviet fighters encountered it. American spokesmen said the plane was 15 miles out and had not fired at all. Ten crewmen par- achuted safely. The nth became entangled in his parachute and drowned. (The use of Sabrejet fighter es- corts, which proved more than a match for Russia's MIGs in Korea, is one of the means which has been debated in Washington. for the protection of reconnaissance and transport planes assigned to work anywhere near the Red or- bit.) New Note Sequel The new American note was a sequel to one delivered immediate- ly after the incident. The new note rejected the Soviet version that the American plane intruded into Soviet air space and repeated the American version. Significantly, it referred to dispute between Japan and the Soviet Union over control of the Habonai Islands. This is the area where the inci- dent occurred. "The United States govern- the note said, "further shares the deep concern of the Japanese government that the Soviet government not only con- tinues illegally to occupy Japanese territory in the Habonai Islands, but also carries out unprovoked attacks on U.S. aircraft lawfully operating in this region." 'BLAST THE BULLDOGS' Spirit Runs High For Title Game "Blast the Bulldogs." The "will to win" spirit of Abi- lene High School students is all set to burst loose at 2 p.m. Thurs- day for the first real pep rally cheering the rampant Eagles on to a district football championship with a victory over the Midland Bulldogs Friday night. Football was everywhere at Ab- ilene High Wednesday morning. Students were lined up around ticket tables in the lunch room and every other announcement over the public address system had to do with football. GO-GO-GO Friday morning the Eagle foot- ball team will get a "Go, Go, Go" send-off from the student body. The kids will gather at the school at a.m. to pep up the team departure. All the high schoolers going to the game at Midland will be dis- missed from school at p.m. Friday in time to catch the special train for fans at 3 p.m. The train will leave Midland on the return trip at p.m. The five senior cheerleaders will travel with students on the train, Jan Cannon, their sponsor, said. They have whipped up stunts for all the rallies. Favorite yell at the school right now is the "Choo which they first developed for the Odessa football train. The cheerleaders will wear .black toreador pants with their "rally" sweaters on the train and change into their regular cost'mes Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. I for the game, Miss Cannon eaid. employes. Slogan for the garnet it "Blast the but, added Cannon, "we really don't Miss what we do to them as long as we beat them." At least 400 students plan, to make the trip to Midland for the game Friday night, and almost 000 adult boosters will be along to cheer the Eagles. Wednesday morning, 250 student tickets had been sold on a special Texas and Pacific football train, and another 100 were still availa- ble. Elmo Cure, chairman of the spe- cial train for the Booster Club, re- ported that 285 adult train tickets have been sold, bringing the total to 535. Snake Dance in Midland The train will leave Abilene Fri- day at 3 p.m. and arrive about 6 p.m. in tune for a snake dance and rally led by the AHS Eagle Band from depot to courthouse square. The band will meet the train at the depot. It will leave early Fri- day morning, so that it can play for a special afternoon assembly at Midland High School. Besides the tram, scores of cars will make the trip, AHS Principal Escoe Webb said. Six faculty members will travel on the train. The train for the Odessa game, another big one, was the first AHS had had in several years, Webb said. "The kids were just awfully nice I don't think you could for a better he said. "The agent said it was best group in long timt."   

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