Abilene Reporter News, November 19, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 19, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1954, Abilene, Texas f -J Reporter- EVENING VOL.LXXIV.NO.153 WITHOUT OR Wll H OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKFICH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS________________________ FINAL PRICE DAILY 5e, SUNDAY 1( Mendes-France Vows Paris Pact Approval RETURN FROM Betty Somraerlatte, second from left, who became "persona non grata" with the Russians after an incident in Moscow in which she alleg- edly slapped a Russian, and her husband, Karl, second from right, are welcomed home at New York by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McCormick of Wilmington, Del. Som- merlatte has been transferred to Washington. RRC Officials Dad Drops Plea AUSTIN UV-W. J. Murray would pose a "threat to secondary lit made it look like I'm against father, of Railroad Commissioner recovery projects" throughout the he conservation wh.ch my Eon W. J. Murray Jr., said today he is withdrawing his application for a special oil drilling permit be- cause of the protest against it. The younger Murray said he had always disqualified himself on matters involving his father and knew nothing about the application until it was publicized. Public hearing on the application was held Wednesday, at which time opponents said granting the permit state. The senior Murray told The As- sociated Press by telephone today he had refused to join in the co- operative unitization of the North Glen Cove Field in Coleman Coun- ty because it would have meant a 75 per cent cut in his share of allowable production. Murray said that news stories concerning the hearing on his ap- plication had been "embarrassing to both me and my son because I just didn't think I was offered fair deal in the unitization pro- ram. I was offered 3.7 per cent f the unit production. 1 was mak- ng 11 to 15 per cent of the total ield production approximately our times as much as I was of- ered. "I didn't see why I should give up that much in view of the fact School, Paying Contracts Given Lambert Construction Co. Fri- day morning was awarded the con- tract to build an addition to old North Park Elementary School and make other improvements there. City Commission let the contract on Lambert's bid of the lowest of the three submitted. Norris Hanley Norris was given the contract to pave five blocks of North Sixth St., extend- ing westward from the new high school, as a wide, high specifica- tion thoroughfare. The successful paving bid was and was the lowest of- fered. Work at North Park school will include construction of a kitchen onto the gymnasium and putting a ceiling and better heating facil- ities in the gymnasium. The gym is to double as a cafeteria. The school now uses an old bar- racks building as its cafeteria, said a spokesman for Tucker Lindberg, architects for the proj- ect. Mrs. Haile Takes Office Mrs. Bob Haile was sworn in as Taylor County treasurer at a.m. Friday.- Mrs. Haile, treasurer-elect, was appointed Friday morning by the Commissioners Court to serve out the unexpired portion of the term of the late J. R. Clark. She would normally have taken office Jan. 1. She was elected county treasur- er in the Nov. 2 general election. Clark, who died Saturday, did not run for re-election. Mrs. Haile had recently spent about a week with Mr. Clark fam- iliarizing herself with the treasur- er's work. THE WEATHER ABILENE AND VICINITY Moslls clear today, tonight and Saturday. High temperature today near 65. Low tonigh 40-15 High Saturday In the upper 60s. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS-Fair afternoon, Saturday, Not mutf change in temperatures. 1 cwest ?5-42 n WEST this afternoon, to nUht and Saturday. Not much change i Thurs. P. M. 6fi Fri. A. M 45 4-1 54 5j 47 12-30 Barometer BiWJp.ni'. ffl.30. Relatlvt humidity at p.m. 31ft by Completion time promised ambert is 110 days. Paving which Norris Hanley- orris is to place on North Sixth t. will extend from North Mock- gbird Lane westward to North 'illis St. It will be 60 feet wide, aking possible four lanes of mov- g traffic and parallel parking on oth sides. A 10 inch, compacted caliche ase and two-inch hot-mix asphal- c concrete surface will be used n North Sixth St., making it one the highest-specification streets ver paved here. The same spec- ications were used on the recent :construction of North First St. Other bidders on. the North Park chool job were: C. L. Cook ons, and Balfanz Con- traction Co., The other bids submitted on th( forth Sixth St. paving were: E. F mith, and Bontke ros., Commissioners Friday also: (1) Approved a plat of Greenlea ddition. from North Mockingbird ane west to the alley, and from tate St. north to a point 403.6 fee orth of North 10th St. (Presented y C. R. Pennington, E. A. Shep erd and others, developers.) (2) Gave approval to a plat to Voodlawn Addition, lying between S'orth Sixth and State Sts. and eas f Elm Creek. (Westwood Develop nent Co., of which Arthel Henson s president, is the developer.) (3) Passed on second, final read ng an ordinance providing tha tie health permits of all food han lers shall expire annually on Dec T-P Lane Residents Ask Annexation Oi Broader Area Three residents of T-P Lane asked the City Commission Fri- day morning to annex to Abilene their property and others along the east side of that street. Mrs. C. B. Pennell, Mrs. C. M. rule exception, aucn an exi-epuun Keen and A. K. Hollingsworth already had been granted to allow stated they decided a merger in reaches." "That's not he continued. Carver, Crow Additions Gel 1st Approval Annexation to Abilene of Carver and Crow Additions southeast of town and some small areas west of the city was voted Friday morn- ng by the City Commission on, the first of two required readings of an ordinance. Public hearing and final vote were scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 23. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. Commissioners decided to hold regular meetings on Thursday, Dec. 23, and Thursday, Dec. 30. in lieu of the customary Friday dates. Reason for the change was the Christmas and New Year's hol- iday season. Boundaries of the Carver and Crow Additions merger area: Tex- as i Pacific Railway, South llth St., T-P Lane and the present east city limit line. That territory comprises 284.85 acres. Included in the same annexa- tion are the properties along the west side of Pioneer Dr. occupied by Magnolia Petroleum Co. head- quarters and Jack Hughes' air- port. These total 17.1 acres. Another area, in Southwest Abi- lene, is also annexed in the ordi- nance. That is the 4.05-acre tract from the alley west of LaSalle Dr. to LaSalle Dr.. and from Don Juan St. southward to South Seventh St. had lost a good bit oJ money in dry holes in the field." Murray also said the two pro- ducing wells he now has near the ease line of the Norih Gien Cove unitized field have held up better than other wells in the other reason why he saw no ad- vantage to joining the unit. "I am withdrawing my applica- tion because of the said Murray. "I don't want to do any- .hing that would hurt Bill." The application sought a spacing rule exception. Such an exception PREMIER CONFERS President Eisenhower and Secretary of State John osto DuUes flanFFrench Premier Mendes-France at. a House conference. Standing in background are French ambassador Henri Bonnet and C. Douglas Dillon, right, American ambassador to France. OK Slated Despite Red Concessions WASHINGTON Ml Premier Mendes-France today pledged quick French approval of the Ger- man rearmament agreements re- jardless of new concessions Russia might offer to delay ratification. "Ratification is not a matter o! legotiation with the he said. 'It cannot be regarded by the East as a trading point." The visiting French leader, in- terrupting his foreign policy talks with President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles, gave his promise in a speech prepared for a National Press Club luncheon. Speaks Against Meet In an obvious bid to reassure his critics, Mendes-France cautioned against meeting with the Russians in "improvised and spectacular conferences intended principally for propaganda." "But we do not see how ratifi- cation could be an obstacle to the easing of East-West tensions, if everyone genuinely wants that he said.. Merries-France insisted the West, regardless of past deadlocks in meetings with the Russians, must continue to search for means of ending causes of friction, distrust and conflict with the Russians. drilling of his second producin well along the lease line. The younger Murray told The Associated Press by telephone Tom Big Spring: "I have always disqualified myself in matters re- ating to my father. I was not aware of the application and was out of town when they held the hearing." "As a matter of fact, I was in Wichita Falls speaking on second- ary he recalled wryly. "This publicity makes it look like I'm for unitization and he (my father) is against it." The younger Murray made it plain he was not protesting'the fact that news stories pointed up the relationship between himself and the applicant for the permit. "I realize that's what made It he said. W. D. Frazell, chairman of the North Glen cover operating com- mittee, testified against the appli- cation Wednesday. He told the ex- aminer that permission for Murray Sr. to "bunch his wells together along the unit lease line in a small proven area" would let him "enjoy all the fruits of the secondary re- covery operation without any of its costs." Frazell also said granting the permit "would lead the owners of certain leases all over the state to stay out of secondary recovery units in hopes of drilling excep- tional wells" outside the Unit. order to eliminate some trailer houses with outsida toilets. The commission postponed a de- cision on their request, but prom- ised to give it study. Asked whether they would be willing to have annexation for all purposes or whether they were seeking "limited members of the delegation said it doesn't matter which type is voted. They said they would be agree- able to coming into the city tor all purposes. They felt that an area possibly extending east from T-P Lane the equivalent of three blocks and from the Texas Pa- cific Railway to South llth St. ought to be annexed. They stated, however, that they couldn't speak for other property owners in- volved. 'Early Warning' Radar Line OKd WASHINGTON United States has assumed the job of build- ing the "distant early warning" line of radar stations along the Canadian-Alaskan rim of the con- tinent. An announcement made simul- taneously today in Washington and Ottawa said the two governments have agreed: 1. "To proceed with the construc- tion" of the perimeter warning net for enemy bombers, whose cost is unofficially estimated at about one billion dollars. 2. That "although both Canada and the United States will partici- pate in the project, responsibility for the work of construction and installation should be vested in the United States." Defense Department officials said sufficient money is available in the current budget to go ahead with the project and that additional money will be requested in the next budget. Some circumstances of Liie an- nouncement were unexplained. First questions about details were directed to official Air Force spokesmen, who said they had not seen the announcement until it was handed reporters although Defense Department officials said the Air Force was the "executive agent" of the government for handling the project. It was learned that the wording of the formal announcement fol- lowed that contained in a draft which reached Washington from Ottawa. Cover Girl Wins Match With Thief TOKYO Mitsuko Kimura, 22, a Life magazine cover girl last year, wrested a dagger :rom a bandit who was robbing ler mother yesterday and held him until police arrived. Downtown Burglar Gets Drugs, Cash Narcotics valued at and n cash were taken in a Thursday night burglary of the Bass Drug Co., 425 Cypress St., next door to the FM National Bank Bldg. Two other burglaries were also report- Low of 40 Due Here Tonight Crisp and clear Abilene area weather is in store this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Moderate northwesterly winds will not likely be strong enough to pose a problem to gridiron aerial attacks tonight. The high temperature this after noon will be near 65, dropping to- night to 40 to 45 degrees. Saturday will be a little warmer. Anti-Trust Charge Filed Against RCA CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER ed in the last 24 hours. The burglar pried open the front door to the drug store. A knob was knocked on the safe, Police Det. Capt. W. B. McDonald said. The intruder departed through :he back door. Mrs. C. L. Hailey, reported that her residence at 1717 South llth St., had been burglarized. She said someone entered through a win- dow at the breakfast room. Stolen were one dozen eggs, a loaf of bread, two-thirds pound of bacon and three quarts of milk. J. C. Levels, 110 South Seventh St., said that when he returned home Thursday evening he found his house had been entered. The loot there included a man's suit, a pair of black shoes, and a blue- grey dress. WASHINGTON BI-The Justice Department today filed an anti- trust suit against Radio Corpora- tion of America charging the company with monopolizing the radio-television patent licens- ing business. Acting Atty. Gen. William P. Rogers announced the civil action was brought in the federal district court at New York City. The suit is directed principally against the patent licensing sys- tem maintained by RCA. It asks the court to order revisions. The suit raises no monopoly issue with respect to RCA's far-flung manufacturing enterprises. j The action charged that since about 1932, RCA has monopolized radio-television patent licensing by means of a conspiracy aided by American Telephone and Tele- graph Co., Western Electric, Bell Telephone Laboratories, General Electric Co., Westinghouse Elec- tric Corp., and others. These companies are named as co-conspirators, but not as defen- dants in the New York action. A principal complaint in the suit is that RCA holds some patents or patent rights in the radio-television field, and that i follows a policy of "package li censing" under which other radio- television manufacturers must bu; all of the RCA patents, rather than one or more on selected items. The government asserted tha RCA licenses its patents to almos all radio-television manufacturers in the country. Field, Wife Have Reunion After 5 Years -ZURICH, Switzerland mann Field arrived in Zurich to- day for a reunion with his Wife, Katy. He has not seen her iince lis imprisonment in Communist Poland five years ago. Both Field's wife and sister, Dr. Elsie Field of Urbana, 111., were n Zurich to meet the man who was set free by the Communists three weeks ago. The air of mystery and hush- hush which has surrounded the case of Hermann and other mem- bers of his family was present again at his arrival on a Swiss plane from Prague. Field was met by Swiss police who whisked him off to the cus- toms office in tha airport admin- istration building. They barred newsmen and photographers from approaching the plane, and for a while the identity of the arrival could not be fixed. Police said they had been ordered by the government's Political De- partment to ban reporters from the area around the plane. The airport manager said the Swiss were act- ing at the request of U.S. Ambas- sador Frances E. Willis. Hermann's wife and sister were making every effort to avoid news- papermen. In this they had the ml cooperation of authorities. Field, the former Cleveland arch itect, flew unaccompanied into Zu- rich. About 20 minutes after he ar rived his sister, Elsie, was broughl to the airport in a police car. Ratification Due Soon "The Paris agreements, which are essential to the strength of the free world, have been he said. "Ratification should be accomplished quickly and, so far as France is concerned, I think I can assure you that it will be." Mendes-France laid down what appeared to be a cautious policy to guide his government in possible meetings with the Russians. incided closely with the American, view, as expressed by Elsenhower and Dulles, and, if carried out, undoubtedly will help ease suspi- cion by some American officials of Mendes-France's goals. Global Pacts Unlikely "The East and the West may not be able to resolve .all major ques- tions on which our two worlds are n he said. "Spec- ocular and global settlements may unlikely. "However, by finding solutions to specific tensions we may grad- ually approach the solution of our larger problems. This, it seems to me, is the constructive meaning of the search for peaceful coexis- tence." The French Premier is at mid- point hi a three-day series of con- ferences here on various questions of French and American concern, such as how much U.S. aid France can expect for its forces in Indo- china. Defends EDC Action Mendes-France vigorously de- fended his government's action on EDC and also its negotiating of an Indochina armistice agreement with the Communists. He said the French people were not willing to go through with EDC, and declared the substitute ar- rangement agreed on at Paris will better guard Europe against Red aggression. In negotiating with Red China in Geneva last July for an Indochina peace, he said: Sheppard Denies Dating Technician DOUBLE YOUR READING PLEASURE for only 15c o week or 65c o month. if you ore already a subscriber to either the morning or eve- ning edition of The Abilene Reporter-News why not start the other edition ot this very low price. More territorial news more local news-different edi- torials different comics. Just call The Reporter-News office 4-7271, or see your Mrrier. CLEVELAND W-Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard denied he dated Miss Susan Hayes or gave her a watch when asked about it, a detective lestified today in the osteopath's murder trial. At Bay View Hospital a few hours after his wife, Marilyn Shep- pard, 31, was clubbed to death July 4 in her bedroom, Dr. Sam was questioned by detective Robert F. Schottke, a veteran of 10 years on the Cleveland homicide squad. At that time, Schottke said, Sheppard denied seeing in Cali- fornia a young nurse who used to work at the Bay View Hospital where Sheppard practiced. Previous testimony has identi- fied the young woman as Susan Hayes, an attractive laboratory technician .of 24. She has admitted an affair with the handsome osteopath in California last March, police said, and the state plans to put her oa the stain .4 later as a star witness. On July 21, testifying under oath at the coroner's inquest into his wife's death, Dr. Sheppard said he lad paid "around for a wrist watch which he gave to Miss Hayes. It was a replacement for a watch she lost when Dr. Shep- >ard and Miss Hayes, along with some Los Angeles friends, attend- ed a wedding, he said. Schottke was the first Cleveland detective assigned to the case and has worked on it full time. He also was the first officer to accuse Dr. Sam of the cruel bludgeoning. He said he told Dr. Sheppard "evidence points strongly towaro you, and in my opinion you killed your wife." "Don't be Schottke said Sheppard replied, and added: "I have devoted my life to sav- ing other lives and I loved my wife." Thomas J. Parrino, assistan prosecutor, asked SclwtUte to de- fi. cribe Sheppard's tone of vorce 5n his answer, and trie detective aid: "It was the same tone of voice with which he had answered all our questions loud enough to lear, but not raised at any time. ie did not appear emotional at any time." In his qaestioning to turn op a possible murder motive, Schottke said he asked Dr. Sheppard about reports the attractive, 31-year-old murder victim was infatuated With a house guest.. Dr. Lester Hover- sten. "We asked him if he had heard rumors that Dr. Hoversten had been infatuated with his-wife. He said he had heard rumors but he didn't pay any attmtion to them because he knew his wife was faithful." Schottke told how he inspected the Sheppard home after the slay- ing and could find no sign anyone broke in or struggled ;