Abilene Reporter News, November 20, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 20, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 20, 1954, Abilene, Texas r Give TlwVtd^ Wo»Wk Abilene J^eporter-BetoáFINAL'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 154 Associated Press (APt ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20. 1954- . tlùHT    Í    SSECTION! > PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10. Troop Report Spices Talks WASHINGTON liii—Reports that the Communisls have assembled three new divisions in North Viet Nam focused fresh importance on a communique to be issued today at the close of top level French-American talks. French Premier Mendes-France and Secretary of Slate Dulles held a lengthy huddle on the matter yesterday, authoritative informants said, but so far there has been no official hint on how the two nations propose to meet the reported new' threat. The communique also was watched for any indications of how close Mendes-France and Dulles came to agreement during face-to-face talks this week on Indochina, European and North African problems. Final Meet Set A final Dulles-Mcndes-France meeting on “odds and ends” was set for this morning before the French leader’s scheduled air departure for New York. Mendes-France and Dulles met for yesterday alteriKXjn, virtually finishing their three-day review of 22 topics ranging around the globe. Among other things, the report-c<f creation of three new Viet-minh divisions and movement of heavy military gear into Red-held North Viet Nam in violation of the Geneva peace agreement 'vas said to have been discussed by the Fr e n c h and American diplomats. The three new divisions would boost the Vietminh total to 11. Two of the new' units were said to be armored. New Offensive? This new development, it was said, raises the possibility of new offensive intentions by the Reds, either through direct military moves or threatened action aimed at bringing pre.ssure to bear against non-Communist South Viet Nam. Dulles and Mendes-France were understood to have agreed in large part on political and military steps to deal with the situation. The political steps reportedly included ways and means of developing an effective anti-Communist government in South Vietnam and agricultural reform. The military measures involve use of available military equipment in the south to train and arm units of a native anti-Communist armv. Ih S, .\id I’nsure The e.vtent to which a 342-man F S. Military mission in South Viet Nam would participate in or direct the training program has not been fully re.solved, informants said It is regarded apparently as a delicate question. The bulk of the conference time was understood to have been devoted to Far East problems, although the French and American leaders were reported to have talked about France’s troubles with North Africa, Nationalists and about Franco-German relations, particularly in relation to the dispute over the coal-rich Saarland. Diplomatic informants said Mendes-France has shown a considerable degree of agreement with U.S. points of view. Dulles was said to have told Mendes-France he hopes French military forces in North Africa would avoid using U.S. arms in fighting Nationali.sts. But the secretary of state apparently did not threaten to cut off military aid if this were not done. Mendes-France. was reported to have told Dulles the French plan no reductions during 1955 in French commitments under the North Atlantic pact. However. Mendes-France wa.s quoted as saying he felt there should be some shifts in troop assignments and categories of arms and defense forces. There have been report.? the French might send some troops now’ on N.ATO duty to the North Africa trouble spots. Atoms for Peace Due Okay .MRS. TED CHRISTY . dies after two jears in iron lung MRS. CHRISTY, 27, DIES 'Iron Lung' Baby's Mother Loses 2-Year Polio Battle Mrs. Ted Christy, who gave birth to her second daughter in an iron lung, lost her two-year battle w'ilh polio Friday night at 11:30 o’clock when she died in Hendrick Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Christy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blackwood of Tuscola, was stricken with bulbar and spina! polio on Oct. 14, 1952. She would have been 27 years old next Saturday. She was taken to Hendrick and placed in an iron lung. Two month.? later,'' on Dec. 10, her second daughter, Bonnie Jeanne, was born, the first “iron lung baby" to arrive at Hendrick. Returned to Abilene Mrs. Christy was taken to the polio center in Houston in February, 1953, and had received treatment there and at Gonzales Warm I Springs Foundation until she returned home to Abilene last August. Her husband, who had operated the Key City Glass and Mirror Co. here, gave up his business and took a job in Houston to be near his wife. The Christy family bad made their home at 1957 South Third St. since returning to Abilene. Mrs. Christy was taken to the hospital Nov, 3. She had spent at least part of every day in an iron lung ever since being stricken with the illness. Born Nov. 27, 1927, at Tuscola, she was the former Maggie Mae Blackwood. A 1944 graduate of Tuscola High School, she was married to Mr. Christy on April 5, 1916. She had worked for the Reporter-New.? and the Farmers and Merchants Bank in .Abilene. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Karen, 4, and Bonnie, almo.st 2; her parents: one brother, Len Blackwood, Abilene fire marshal; and two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Bellew, 1110 Hickory St., and Mrs. Doyle Riddle of Tuscola. Funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Kiker-Warren Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery. Morse to Press for Censure If This Session Doesn't Vote Rest, Checkup Due Actress Judv Garland HOLLYWOOD. 'jn_Actress Judy Garland is in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital for a checkup and a rest. Dr. Frederick Pobirs' said she was admitted yesterday and will remain “indefinitely", although her condition Ls satisfactory. W’ASHINGTON ij¥L_Sen. Mor.se j can party during the 1952 presi-Und-Ore) said today that a reso-' dential campaign, is one of the lution to censure Sen. McCarthy ' three senators who filed 46 charges (R-Wis) would be reoffered in the | considered by a special bipartisan next Congress if necessary but | senate committee that unanimous-that “the .American people are go-1 ly recommended McCarthy be cen-ing to demand a vote" by the; sured. present Senate. “This issue, in a sense, is out of the hands of the Senate, Morse said in an interview. “The people are demanding that the members of the Senate stand up and be counted” before the Dec. 24 adjournment deadline previously set by Congress. Morse, who bolted the Republi- Will Rise Later A friend of McCarthy’s, Sen. Mundt (R-SD), likewise indicated in a separate interview he expects the censure issue to crop up in the next Congress if this one doesn’t act. But he predicted a vote within a week or 10 days after the Senate reconvenes a week from Monday. for Girl, 11, Turns to Missouri MOUNT VERNON. Mo.. i.fu-The'at a tourist court in Stanton, Mo., search for the missing 11-year-old ; about 50 miles from St. Ix)uis, at Jeannette Earne.st, who was kid-' 3 p.m. that day. Priest appeared naped in Fort Worth. Tex., Tues-1 here, in southwest Missouri, at 7 dav and who officers fear has been ; p.m. Wednesday and called his killed, turned to the area along I wife about an hour later. She noti-U.S. Highway 66 across Missouri i fied officers and his arrest fol-today.    I    lowed. The girl's uncle. Thurman Priest, i Sheriff Vernon Smith of Mount 4fi, Grand Prairie, Tex., was ar-; Vernon said some of Jeannette’s rested at a tourist court here' text books were found in Priest's Wednesday night and has been j car. charged with kidnaping the girl, i E. N. Buie of the Fort Worth Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Di-1 vision said Prie.?t insists he can’t t remember details about his trip ^ from Texas and has denied know-j ing anything about the girl’s dis-By THE ASSOCIATED I RESS appearance. Buie said Priest voluntarily agreed to take a truth serum test Priest is accused of picking up the girl near her home while she was w’aiting for her mother. Buie said the abductor was seen at a tourist court at Irving, Tex. He said a girl identified by the proprietor, Mrs. Mildred Page, as Jeannette was with him. Bloodstains and one of the child’s earrings were found in the cabin, according to Buie. “I’d think from McCarthy’s viewpoint he would be glad to get it washed out," Mundt said. “If it isn’t, it will just be reactivated at the next session.” Sen. Watkins iR-Utah), chairman of the special six-member committee which recommended censure, said he “wouldn’t speculate” on whether the censure resolution would be reintroduced in the next Congress if the Senate failed to act on it before adjournment. Predicts Vote “I think the Senate will get to a vote," Watkins said. With McCarthy hospitalized for the treatment of an injured elbow, the Senate voted 76 to 2 Thursday to recess its temper-fraying debate on the censure issue until Nov. 29. The session began Nov. 8. The Senate received a report from Dr. George W. Calver, the Capitol physician, that McCarthy had developed “traumatic bursitis” in his right elbow an4 could suffer “permanent injury” if he failed to stay in the hospital until Nov. 29. McCarthy’s condition was reported “a little improved” yesterday. A doctor said the elbow bruise, inflicted when a well-wisher shoved it against a glass top table last weekend, had been “aggravated considerably because the senator probably continued to use the arm four or five days after his original injury.” 2 Giant New Atomic Plants Nearly Ready OAK RIDGE. Tenn. m - The government is nearing completion of two huge atomic plants which already have greatly increased the nation’s production of fLssionable 11235 for atomic and hydrogen weapons. The two plants, costing nearly one billion dollars, are additions to existing installations here and at Paducah, Ky. A third facility now under construction near Portsmouth, Ohio, will add substantially to our U235 output. The three installations produce U2.35 by what is called the gaseous diffusion process. This is a method of separating fissionable U235 from natural uranium. In Final Stages The Atomic Energy Commission declined comment on progress of the three-pronged construction program, but it was learned reliably today that the Oak Ridge and Paducah facilities are in their final building stages. The Portsmouth plant was projected two years ago as a 4-year job.    I An authoritative source said the plants include a vast amount of information gleaned from operation of the original U235 facility here which began production in February, 1945. When the program was approved by Congress in July, 1952, the then chairman of the AEC, Gordon H. Dean, said; To Gain Time "The purpose of this expansion program is to gain precious time by achieving minimum stockpile objectives established by the Department of Defense, and to achieve them about 4^ years earlier than we would achieve them if we went at our present rate.” Dean told Congress time was a key factor in developing a family of atomic weapons for use by the armed services. The government now has more than a billion dollars invested in the gaseous diffusion facility here. It is a sprawling plant covering hundreds of acres. When completed, it will consume 16 billion kilowatt hours of electricity a year. The entire state of Tennessee, exclusive of Oak Ridge, used 11 billion kwh in 1952. AFTER PET IS KILLED Schoolmates Pennies for Give Puppy MEDIA, Pa. (AP)--The look of sheer joy on the face of 11-year-old Harriet Taylor was worth every penny her schoolmates had donated to get her a new puppy. On Thursday, the fifth grade at Eddystone, Pa., school watched Harriet fight back her tears when she learned her dog, Pepper, had keen killed by an auto. Yesterday, the youngsters handed Harriet a cigar box containing $2.13 in nickels, pennies and dimes. A happy Harriet went to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals here, plunked down the cigar box and walked out with a brown and white puppy. The next step is a contest in the fifth grade of her school to find a name for Pepper’s replacement. SAM SUGGESTS IT 'Spurned Lover' Marilyn's Slayer? Knox CHy Batliei’s Riles Set Today KNOX CITY. Nov. 20-Funeral for James Arthur Hallmark. Knox City barber and real estate man who died Thursday, was to be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the First Baptist Church here. The Rev. Emil Becker, pastor was to officiate, assisted by other local ministers. Burial was set for Knox City Cemetery under direc tion of Warren Funeral Home. Born Nov. 25, 1883, at Lineville Ala., Mr. Hallmark had lived in Knox City since about 1903. Semi retired, he had been a barber here since 1908. Mr. Hallmark, who would have been 71 Thanksgiving Day. was a mem’uer of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Maude Herring of Haskell County; one son, Edwards L. Hallmark of Houston; five grandchildren; three sisters and one broth- Another son, Noel A. (Sam) Hall- ^ mark of Lubbock died last year. CLEVELAND (fi—Could a spurned “potential” lover with a sadi.?tic sense of satisfaction have killed pregnant Marilyn Sheppard in a state of frenzy? That was a question raised by Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard in a police statement read late yesterday at his first degree murder trial. The 30-year-old osteopath is accused of killing his 31-year-old wife in the bedroom of their suburban Bay Village home last July 4. The statement, which also touched on “other women” in the case, was read to the tense courtroom by Detective Roberi F. Schottke, the first Cleveland policeman to reach the murder scene. Words Jump Out For the most part the statement, taken last July 10, had been a recital of events already disclosed. Then, as the slender officer read w i f 11 y, these words suddenly jumped out: Q. Do you know of any reason why someone else should have taken her life? A. Possibly. Q. Will you state the possibility? A. Well, I don’t know but I have heard of individuals who are maniacal enough that when they start something, and act like that, it becomes a compulsion, a means of satisfaction ... or something of that nature. She has spurned lovers, potential lovers. Courtroom Silent The courtroom suddenly became dead silent as the spectators tried ; to fathom the detective's hurried ' reading of the involved passage. He went on without pause: Q. How many of these potential lovers did she have? A. Three that I know of and 1 am pretty sure more. 1 am certain that there Svere more. Q. Have you told the police about the three and revealed their identity? A. Yes. A moment or two later the thin-haired police veteran finished reading the statement with a closing note by Dr. Sheppard that "hope you will give me the opportunity to give you additional in formation when and ^if I shall be able to remember or* I find it." Calls Recess 'I’hen Common Pleas Judge F^-ward Blythin called a recess and reporters closed in with requests for a look at the statement. Later, the prosecution said it had no idea what Dr. Sheppard meant about the "potential lovers.” But it insisted all three persons mentioned by the defendant had been “checked out completely and cleared." They refused to say whether the persons had taken lie detector te.?ts. The statement also revealed that police que.stioned Dr, Sheppard about hi.? relationship with Miss Sii.?an Hayes and Mrs. Julee Loss-man. Admits Intimacies Miss Hayes, a 24-year-old hospital technician, admitted she was intimate with Dr. Sheppard when he made a trip to California last March. A short time after the Sheppard murder, Mrs. I^.ssman, wife of the owner of a motor sales company, also admitted to police that she had gone on "hugging and kissing” dates with the handsome defendant. Dr. Sheppard, In the police statement, denied he ever had an affair with Miss Hayes but declared they were good friends and he bought hei* a watch while on the Wast Coast. Late Indian Bid lo Widen TalksVeloed UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. Rejecting an llth hour Indian bid to widen talks on President Eisenhower’s plan for a peaceful international atomic program, Western sponsors pushed today for final acceptance of the program. Some Western diplomats predicted the 60-nation political committee would okay the plan unanimously, possibly Monday. India’s V. K. Krishna Menon blocked cojiimittee attempts to reach a vote last night by di^-manding an opportunity to speak Monday on the seven-nation resolution endorsing the program. Tht resolution has been virtually assured of Soviet support. Tosses In Amendment Menon first caused a stir by suddenly tossing in an amendment to increa.se the circle of nations taking part in negotiations to set up an international atomic energy agency. U. S. Chief Delegate Henry Cabot l.x>dge Jr. quickly made plain the sponsors would agree to no such change which, he said, would open the door to nations outside the U.N. Menon has been dickering all week with other delegates in an effort to get backing for his proposal. He gained some satisfaction when Ecuador, Burma and Yugoslavia advocated a widening of the circle of participants. But all three made clear they would not insist on the resolution being changed. Lodge said the sponsoring na-,Uqfi5 believed such proposals "would delay matters for «uch'H long time as to jeopardize this whole project if not indeed destroy it.” Rubber-Stamp Move? Throughout the atomic debate, Menon has complained that th# seven-power resolution placed the underdeveloped countries in the position of being asked to rubber-stamp a closed-door agreement. Nations sponsoring the proposal are United States, Britain. France. Canada. Australia, Belgium and South Africa. Menon’s stand cast some shadow on hopes that the compromise plan, evolved after painstaking days of bargaining with Ru.?sia, might receive unanimous support. But veteran diplomats predicted that despite his criticisms and amendments Menon would approve the resolution when the time came to vote. U.S. Musi Suslain (hiang’s Coastal Isles, Knowland Says WASHINGTON (4^—Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) said today the United States “must not permit" Nationalist-held islands off the China coast to fall to the Communists, lest this vi>en the way for a Red assault on Formosa. Knowland, the Senate Republican leader, spoke out in an interview after the official Chinese Nationalist News Agency reported yesterday the Reds have moved a Loughlin Back as 79th Judge THE WEATHER last night but the serum had Utile etfect. The search for the girl turned to Missouri, Buie said, because of a report that a man who registered as Priest and “wife” checked in at a Baxter Springs. Kan., tourist court at 4 a.m. Wednesday. Buie reported the tourist court operator, who saw only the man, said he asked to he called at 10 a.m., but the cabin was vacated by 6 a.m. Kansas officers reported the bed showed two persons had occupied it. Baxter Springs is in southeast Kansas. Buie said Priest checked in alone C. Woodrow Laughlin, deposed last spring as judge of the 79th Di.strict Court, was back in the office today. “It’s good to be back.” Laughlin commented yesterday soon after the oath of office was administered by notary public Joe Wheeler of the secretary of state’s office in Austin. Laughlin won the Democratic nomination for the judgeship in the July primary and was elected in the general election for the unexpired portion of his original term. As soon as the canvass of voles was officially completed Friday, he became eligible to resume office. A few hours earlier, Sam Burris of Alice resigned his post as dim Wells county attorney to take a job as assistant attorney general. Burris will become 79th district attorney Jan. 1. Both Burris and Laughlin have pledged themselves as free of control by George B. Parr, millionaira political leader of the four-county district. Burris has been a key figure in the investigations which have resulted in more than 100 state and federal indictments in the area, including a federal income tax charge against Parr. Laughlin. long regarded as a Parr friend, has disclaimed all connections in recent weeks. Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd. who has been highly critical of Laughlin in the past, said yesterday U.S. he hoped the judge “will stick to his pledge to serv'e impartially and not answer to any political boss or machine.” Shepperd added, “I believe Judge Laughlin understands that the state of Texas will not stand idly by and see the freedoms we have re.?tored again taken away.” Shepperd said Burris as one of his assistants will be assigned to work with the Duval County Grand Jury. He said Burris would prepare lawsuits for recovery of more than a half million dollars in public tax monies improperly taken from school, county and state funds. Laughlin said he would “cooperate with everybody” and said he intended to cooperate with Burris as liis districl attorney after Jan.l. Fri »6 68 69 69 64 63 58 55 53 52 49 48 P. M. depabtment of commebce WEATHEB BlREAt aritFNE and VICINITY: Fair and mild Saturday >nd Sunday. High todaiy near 75. Low tonight 4045. High Sunday ^^NORTil CENTRAL AND WEST TEX AS— Fair thi* afttmoon, tonight and Sunday. “‘iSCTli CECTRAL TEXAS - F.R .R„no«r. A.M. ........ L»      ^  2M ............ ^ ........3:30      « ........ 4:30       <5 5:30 ............ « ........ 6,30      « ........ 7:30      « ......... 8:30       49 ......... 9.30       M ......... 10:30    ............ ......... 11:30    ............ ....... 12:30 High and low temperaturn for 34 houri ended at 6:30; 69 and 39. High and low' temperatures same date last year: 58 and 33    «    . ^ Sunse* last night 5:37 p m Sunrise today 7:13 a.m. Sunset tonight 5:36 pm. Barometer reading at 9:30 a.m. 28.26. Relativa humidity at 9:30 a.m. M per cent. CO.MML'aNIST leader — Junius Irving Scales, dark suit, identified by FBI as leader of the Communist party in Tennessee and North and South Carolina, was arrested on a Memphis street corner Thursday. Bond was set at $100,000. paratroop division into position for possible attack against Nationalist outputs off the coast. The Californian said he does not believe this country can brook any Communist advance into the Pacific. Continue Support “We should continue to give logistic support for Quemoy and the other islands," he said. “But if it should develop that the Communists are mounting a major effort to move out into the Pacific and seize these outposts for an assault on Formosa, we must not permit them to fall. "Any movement of the Communists out into the Pacific would not be to the advantage of our interests. Theoretically, of course, the loss of the island of Quemoy and the Tachens would not necessarily be a fatal blow to Formosa, “But the psychological advantage the Communists would gain all over the world would be tremendous ” Attack Not Sure Knowland said he felt that if the Chinese Communists were aware this country would fight to defend the offshore islands they probably would not attack.    _ President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles, while making plain it is administration policy to fight in Formosa’s defense if necessary, have not been clear on this point as regards the offshore islands. The matter reportedly has been the subject of some argument within the administration. Knowland said he believes Nationalist defenses would make Quemoy “a tough nut for the Comm” nisU to crack." ;