Abilene Reporter News, November 17, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 17, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas Tftc Vttfted Way Reporter / 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron EVENING FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 151 Associated Press ( AP)ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOV. 17, 1954 -TWENTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c 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 action next Friday. Commissioners will receive bids in their regular Friday morning meeting for paving North Sixth St. from North Mockingbird Lane westward five blocks to North Willis St. Pavement specifications are to be among the highest ever adopted for an Abilene street, being the same as those on the recently rebuilt 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 moving traffic and parallel parking on both sides. Developers are to pay for paving 40-foot width. The city will finance the other 20 feet. The new Abilene High School is being built between North Sixth and State Sts., and between North Mockingbird Lane and Shelton St. From the southwest corner of the school campus, the thoroughfare to be paved will extend westward. Other matters on Friday’s commission agenda are: (1) Receiving bids for construction of a cafeteria kitchen at old North Park Elementary School. (2) Selection of auditors to audit the city's books for the 1954-55 fiscal year. (3) Purchase of some trucks. (4) Consideration of a letter from City Planning and Zoning Commission regarding a plat of Greenlea Addition. Warns Russia Planes Boudreau to Head Kansas City Team KANSAS CITY m - Lou Bou dreau recently ousted manager of the Boston Red Sox, today was named field manager of the hew Kansas City Athletics. THE WEATHER Solon Soys Talk Kills Compromise W.ASHINGTON — Sen. Mon- j “terrific impact” on the Senate, roney (D-Okla) said today that I Watkins told the Senate McCar-chances for a compromise of the | thy had been contemptuous “under EDITOR A. W. NEVILLE, 90, OF PARIS . . . desperadoes and a Bull Durham tree AT LAST INDIAN EXECUTION McCarthy censure resolution were “torpedoed” by the new move to charge Sen. .McCarthy with continuing contempt of the Senate in current debate. Monroney said the speech yesterday by Sen. Watkins, Utah Republican who headed the special six-man censure committee, had a Poris Editor, 90, Wrote As Re Lived in History U.S. DEP.^RTMENT OF rOM.MERCE WE.4THEK BT REAÜ ABTLENE AND VICINITY — Fair and warm today and cooler tonight and Thursday. High today 78. Low tonight 45. High Thusday 60-65. .NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Generally fair, a little cooler tonight and in northwest portions this afternoon. Thursday, fair and mild. WEST TEXAS; Generally fair, cooler this afternmin and tonight. Thunsday, fair and mild laiwest around freezing locally in I'pper Panhandle tonight. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Partly cloudy, warm th« 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 temperature.s for 24 hours ended at 6:30 a.m.: 7.5 and 53 degrees. TEMPERATURES W ed A M   60 ......59 ......5« .......56 ..... 55 .......55 ........53 ...... 57 .......63 61       10:30       68 61      11:30      73 60    ........ 12:.30      76 Sunrise today 7:09 a m. Sunset tonight 5:38 p.m. Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. 28.00. Relative humidity at 12:30 p.m. 26%. Tiies, P. M. 71    ....... 74    ....... 7.3    ....... 75    ....... 70 ....... 65    ....... 60 ....... 38    ....... 58 1:30 2:30 3:30 4 30 5:30 6:30 7:.30 8;:«) 9:;W PARIS W-A. W. Neville leaned back in his easy chair at the office of the Paris News today and looked back at 60 years of getting out a newspaper. Neville rolled a cigarette, greeted 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, checking the exchange papers, writing editorials, and preparing his column, “Backw'ard Glances.” To Greet Friends After the day’s work, he was to greet his friends and acquaintances 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, the 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 Paris, of the first electric railway here, and of its abandonment in favor of the automobile 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 Neville 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. Sandw iched between all those activities and the daily grind of “getting out the paper," the versatile Neville also wrote two books. His career is neatly summed up in the title of one. “The Red River Valley —Then and Now.” The other book is a comprehensive 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. Partners 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-New's, who developed the chain of newspapers with Mr. Harte. Drawing for Places On Ballot Scheduled our very noses” in describing the committee as the “unwitting handmaiden” of the Communi.sts. He called for a new censure count. Sen. Bennett (R-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 (R-I!D. 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 debate, preferring to work behind the scenes, but he said he may speak tomorrow. Sen. Bridges (R-NIU, 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 difficult.” Sen. Thye (R-MinnL who said he has not made up his mind on the proposed censure, told reporters that any chance for a compromise certainly was “shaken” by the dramatic events of yesterday. “I can’t foresee any great possibilities of a compromise,” 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 con.servative side.” Drawing for places on the ballot for the Dec. 11 special state senatorial election W'ill be held for Taylor County in the county attorney’s office here at 10 a.m. Thursday. Three witnesses will be pre.sent for the drawing, County Clerk Mrs. Chester Hutcheson said. They will be County Auditor Herbert Àliddleton, Assistant County Attorney Allen Glenn and John Danilson, Reporter-News staff writer. The order in w’hich 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- 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 frog, a species which comes out of hiding in Miami after a rain. RELEASED TO PARENTS 2 Young Girls Tell Of Burglaries Here Two Ahilene 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 statements W^ednesday morning. McDonald stated he released them in care of their parents, CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER by didacies in the special election. There w'ill be no runoff, so that | the person who receives the most votes will be elected, even if it is not a majority. Entering the race are two state representatives, Truett Latimer of Abilene and David Ratliff of Stamford; one former state senator, Pat Bullock of Colorado City: the Rotan mayor, Cecil Lotief; a Snyder doctor. Dr. Robert F. Wasson; an Abilene attorney, Dan Sorrells; and a Rotan businessman - farmer, Juston Morrow. U. S. Seeks Field, Wife in Note to Red Hungarians BUDAPEST, Hungary (ffi-U.S. legation officials formally asked Hungary’s Communist government today where American representatives can get in touch with Noiel Field and his wife Herta. The government announced earlier it had released the couple from jail after five years imprisonment and quashed spy charaes against them. The announcement gave no indication of the whereabouts of the 50-year-o!d former U.S. State Department employe and his German-born wife. Although their release w^as announced early today, official notification was not given to U.S. Minister Christian M. Ravndal until he called at the Hungarian foreign ministry at noon. An Embassy spokesman declined to say whether Ravndal had raised the question of making contact with the Fields. Hungarian authorities had ignored two previous notes from the legation in recent months asking for interviews with them and for their repatriation. The Hungarian Foreign Ministry, however, promised today to consider a request by the small contingent of Western news correspondents 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 came only 23 days after Poland’s Communist government said it had freed WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES MCCARTHY'S BILL — Tab for hearings to censure Sen. Joseph McCarthy bites deeply into federal funds. Page 8-A. HAD TO BE SO — Bullet mark and pictures are last souvenirs of war for Irish-born widow, 85. Page 14-A. MORE TO MORE — Higher poy ond more jurors hike trial costs in Taylor County. Page 1-B. Molher of 3 Prominent Doctors Dies Mrs. H. H. Ramsey, 430 Victoria St., died at Hendrick Memorial Hospital about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday after a long illness. She was the wife of a dentist, the mother of two dentists and one physician. 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. There are also several other survivors. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Elliott’s Funeral Home. GOAL re- pending further inve.sligation county juvenile authorities. The girls said, McDonald ported, that they burglarized Mrs. W. M. Paxton’s residence at 733 Ro.ss 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. Haw'sey's home. At Mrs. Paxton’s the girls got a purse, a w’rist watch and about $10 cash. One of them took McDonald and Detective W. E. Clift WtHlnesday morning to the place she said tliev threw away the purse and w’atch. The pur.se was found there, but the watch couldn’t be located. The girls said they spent the cash, McDonald Kaid. Two puEses were stolen in the burglary of Mrs. Cogdell’s home. However, the operator of a service station at South First St. and Sayles Blvd. soon afterward found he purses, notified police, and these were returned to the owner, the contents intact, McDonald said. An informant furnished police a tip Tue.sday night that the two girls might have committed some recent burglaries. McDonald and Clift talked with the suspects Wednesday morning at their elementary schools. 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 sanitarium. The latest announcement left only the fate of Noel’s adopted daughter Mrs. Robert Wallach still unexplained, Mrs. Wallach, the former Erika 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, although their names cropped up in various Iron Curtain treason trials. Communist propaganists accused Noel 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 against Noel and Herta after a review of their case indicated they could not be substantiated. (In the United States, admitted former Communists Whittaker Chambers and Hede Massing have testified that Noe’ Field was once a memoer of a Communist apparatus in Washington.) Notes Ignored After Poland relea.sed Hermann Field, Western observers here anticipated that Noel would be turned loose. But .American diplomats said the Hungarian government ignored two noies sent by the U S. legation in the last six weeks demanding 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 Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was last heard from in that city May 12. DEADLINE TODAY FOR ENTRIES Only One Santa to Appear On 23 Floats in Parade There’ll be only one Santa Claus —his helpers will stay busy at home—but this year’s Christmas parade in Abilene is scheduled to be 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 expand the event at a special called meeting W’ednesday. 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. Santa will make his appearance on the Chamber of Commerce’s float. Members at the meeting agreed to help Santa Claus with his Christmas shopping by staying open an hour after the parade or until 8 p.m. The parade this year is scheduled to kick-off at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29. Members also voted to stay open until at least 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. ^ through 25; however, some stores wiU remain open later. It was agreed to keep 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 of,” he said. He urged that more retail merchants 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 entering floats in the parade is today. 23 Floats Sam Waldrop said Retail Furniture Association members plan to enter a float. That would bring the total number 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 Bottling Co., Thornton’s, Minter’s Dry , Goods Co., Citizen’s National Bank, Note Seeks Prevention Of Shootings MOSCOW (fU-The United States warned Russia today it will be forced to act to protect its planes on legitimate missions unless the Russians take steps to prevent further 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 Amor* icans, the note said: “Su<"h actions are in flagrant contradiction to re* cent statements by high Soviet officials 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 parachuted safely. The 11th became entangled in his parachute and drowned. (The u.se of Sabre jet fighter escorts, which proved more than a match for Russia’s MlGs 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 orbit.) New Note Sequel The new American note was a sequel to one delivered immediately 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 a dispute between Japan and the Soviet Union over control of the Hahonai Islands. This is the area where the incident occurred. “The United States government," the note said, “further .shares the deep concern of the Japanese government that the Soviet government not only continues illegally to occupy Japanese territory in the Habonai Islands, but also carries out unprovcrfted attacks on U.S. aircraft lawfully operating in this region." 'BLAST THE BULLDOGS' Spirit Runs High For Title Game West Texas Utilities Co., Grissom’s Department Store, Farmers and Merchants National Bank, The Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene Savings Association, Abilene Drug and Drug Travelers, the Rotary Club, First State Bank, Kiwanis Club, South Texas Lumber Co., KRBC, Southwestern Bell Telephone 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, Farmers and Merchants National Bank employes, Abilene High School A Cappella choir, American Association of University Women, Society for the Preservation of Barbershop Singing in America, Seventh Day Adventists, Mail Carriers Auxiliary, First State Bank employes, ACC Circle “K," American Business Women’s Association, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co, employes. “Blast the Bulldogs." The "will to win” spirit of Abilene High School students Is all set to burst loose at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 Abilene 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 football team will get a “Go, Go, Go” send-off from the student body. The kids will gather at the school at 7:55 a.m. to pep up the team departure. All the high schoolers going to the game at Midland will be dismissed from school at 2:^ p.m. Friday in time to catch the special the Bulldogs," but. added Miss Cannon, “we really don’t cara 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 1,-0(X) 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 available. Elmo Cure, chairman of the special train for the Booster Club, reported that 285 adult train tickets have been sold, bringing the total to 535. Snake Dance in Midland The train will leave Abilene Friday at 3 p.m. and arrive about 6 p.m. in time for a snake dance and rally led by the AHS Eagle Band from depot to courthouse square. The band will meet the train at train for fans at 3 p.m. The train,... ,    ,    „    . will leave Midland on the return depot. It will leave early I^i- trip at 10:45 p.m.    P'f The five senior cheerleaders wUl    l“™“"    “sembly travel with students on the train, at Midland High School. •Ian Cannon, their sponsor, said, ,B«ides the tram, scores of cars Will make the trip, AHS Principal They have whipped up stunts for all the rallies. Favorite yell at the school right now is the “Choo - Choo," which they first develi^d 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 for the game. Miss Cannon said. , Slogan for the games is “Blast 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 ask for a better group," he said. “The T&P agent said it was the best group in a long time.** ;

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