Abilene Reporter News, November 21, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 21, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas ACC 53 Ark, St. 0 Baylor 33 SHU 21 Rke TCU LSU 7 Arkansas 6 lubbock Pampa 7 14 Amarillo 20 6 Ohio St. 21 Michigan 7 Tech fl Houston 14 N.Dame Iowa 34 UCLA use 34 Arizona 54 0 lempe 14 VOL. LXXIV, NO. 155 Wtyt Mm "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, PAGES 1H FIVE SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc OH, S1Y ACHING BACK Everybody looks fresh and happy in this family portrait except Mama who has her paw full with her month-old litter of ll'St. Bernards. Ma- nia is Duchess of Dolomount IV, owned by Mr. and Mrs. W. Tretsch of Mountain Lakes. (AP Wirephoto) Dulles, Mendes Reject Red Call to Delay German Arms Navy Plane Explodes Over Campus TRAILER WRECKED Airman, Wife, Baby Adopted by Kansans WASHINGTON Nov. 50 W French Premier Mendes-France and Secretary or Stale Dulles turned down swiftly today a move by Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov to delay ratification of German rearmament by the Western Pow- ers. Instead they called for "early ratification" by alt the Allies be- fore any new conference with Russia. They declared themselves against "improvised debates in- tended mainly for an obvious slap at Moscow, but expressed willingness to join in ''adequately prepared negq.tia- lions" in good faith. The Molotov move came'In Mos- eow where the Foreign Office made public an interview by him suggesting that Russia would be willing to delay the European se- curity conference it has proposed lor Nov. 29 if the Western Powers would delay ralificalion of the new Western European Union treaties. Dulles and Mendes-Krance pro- longed their talks here long enough to have a quick look at news re- ports of (he proposal. They agreed on its informal' rejection, which was the effect of their communi- que. If necessary, officials said. it will be formally rejected. The 400-word communique was issued at the State Department al p.m., an hour after Mendes- France, grounded by Washington's foggy sties, had left Dulles' office to take a train for New York. He will return to Paris next week. From the communiq.ue and from information provided by officials these other points stood out in the talks: 1. Dulles and Mendes-France agreed that the organization o three new Communist divisions wo of them armored, in Northern Viet Nam creates a serious new hreat in Indochina. They agreed m "coordinated procedures and jeriodic reviews" in dealing with he 'situation, but there was no evidence that they reached any major policy decisions. The crilicaliy important mailer of continuing American financial tup- t for French forces in South Viet Nam, at the rate of several lundred million dollars a year, was left to other negotiations. 2. Dulles agreed to consider tise ol United Slates influence to try and prevent any outside agitation to make trouble for the French among the Arabs in North Africa. Mendes-France has contended Cai- ro and Communist Hungary have been sources of agitation in North Africa. The communique said that he charged "that external influ- ences" have compromised the se- curity o! this region. Dulles prom- ised serious consideration at the problem. ARKANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 20 UV-A New Mexico airman, his wife and their 3-month old baby have been "adopted" by Arkansas Cilians for the weekend. Sfatf Sgt. Leroy Ray of Port- ales N.M., and his family were stranded after their house trailer was wrecked near here yesterday. Ilay returned only three weeks ago from Okinawa and was going lo his new stalion at Lincoln, Neb., after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ray in Porlales. The trailer came loose from the car and overturned in Mrs. Verna Sharer's front yard four miles aorth of here. The trailer, valued at 000 was demolished. Mrs. Sharer provided a place for Ihe Rays to store their belongings and gave them dinner. .Mrs. Ensley Morris heard of (heir plight and said she wanted them to spend the weekend in her home. "I have a son in the Air Force, and he and his wife pull a trailer, and this might have happened lo them Mrs. Morris said. The Rays expect to be on their way by Monday after insurance matters are adjusted. They agreed thai the accident "happened in the right place." Abilene Man In Auto Accident Hussions May Build T jf Own Security Bloc LONDON, Soviet Union lias given strong indications re- cently she is planning to set up an East European security system In answer to the West's North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It is believed that Marshals Georgi Zhukov, Vasily Sokolovsky and Konstanlin Soviet World War II now working out details of the new alliance. They also are expected to play leading- roles in the military organization. Only Trade Pact? The Soviet Union and its satel- lites have signed mutual assist- ance treaties and trade accords. But as far as is known, Sed East Europe has no formal interlocking military alliance placing war re- sources under a single command, British officials say Moscow's current propaganda line' is prac- tically spelling out the Kremlin's plans, which they believe will ma- erialize at a conference Nov. 29. In a note to European nations and the United States last week, he Soviets suggested an inlerna- ianal conference on that date to discuss European security. Most Western Powers already lave indicated they will turn down he bid. The United Stares, Britain and France say they will not enter nto direct talks with the Soviets until the Paris agreements on the reeing and rearming of West Ger- many have been ratified by the parliaments of the signatory na- Kin Says Blouse is Missing Girl's LEBANON1. Mo.. Nov. M Positive identification of a girl's slainefi cotton blouse focused search for missing 11 year old Jeannette Earnest in this area this afternoon. "Oh, I bought it for her myself. I know it's hers. I'm wept Mrs. Etta Mae Priest as the viewed the pink, gray and while garment at ro'ice headquarters here. The girl has been missing since Tuesday and is feared dead. Mrs. Priest made the identifica- tion afler driving here wflh Texas officers from Mount Vernon, Mo., where her husband, Thurman Priest, 43-year-old Grand Piairie, Tex., auditor, is held on kidnaping charges. Priest, an uncle of the missing girl, is charged with pick- ing up Ihe girl near a ivashaleria in Fort Worlh Tuesday a_nd driving away. Priest insists he can't remember vhal happened to the girl. Truth scrum was administered to Priest last night, but officers raid questioning was almost useless he- cause Priesl had drunk so much al- cohol recently. The blouse was first nolicet Wednesday hanging over a bridge railing by Trooper N.E. Tinnin of the Highway Patrol. At Ihe time, the search for the girl hadn't started and after examining th faded garment. Tinnin said he tossed it into a culvert. Today, when search for the gir .concentrated along U.S. 66. Tinnin relumed to the culvert about 1 miles east of here and picked it up The blouse, Tinnin said, looked like it had been washed. Whether the stains were blood had not been established by laboratory tests be- fore It wai turned over to ifficen. Officers were undecided immedi- lely whether to start a general earch of (he immediate area or cturn to Mount Vernon to confront priest with the blouse. Priest and the girl were reported o have driven to a tourist courl n Irving. Tex., Tuesday. A Baxter Iprings, Kan., tourist court opera- or reported Priest checked in tlicre Wednesday about 4 a.m. Later that afternoon a man iden- ;ified as Priest look a tourist cabin at Stanlon. JIo., but stayed only ong enough to shave and clean Dp Priest then appeared In XToun ernon. Mo., about 7 p.m. Wednes day and called his wife in Tesa an hour later. She notified officers and his arresV followed. The girl was not seen with Priest at any nf the stops after they left Texas Oilmen Killed in Crash S1NTOK, Tex., Nov. 20 mouth Oil Co. spokesmen said to- night a vice president of the'com- pany and four other employes were aboard the crashed plane that kill- ed five in Virginia today. The oil company listed the rnen as W.M. Griffith, vice president of Plymouth, Sinton; A.L. I.askomp, chief geologist, Sinton; Dan Gra- ham, regional geologist, Midland; Art Super, pilot, Sinton; and co- pilot Joe Kolodize of Sinlon. Wilnesses said the plane smacked on the crest of Calf Mountain in dense [eg and tore a wide path down the mountain, strewing wreckage on either side. The CAA tower by Lynchburg. some 60 miles direct southwest of the crash site, said the pilot of the doomed plane cancelled his in- strument flight plan al p.m., indicating he had satisfactory vis- ual conditions to continue the flight. Thomas .W. Neffhouse, 85, of. 1466 Mesquite St., was killed Sat- urday, about when the car la which he' was riding over- turned tix miter eait of Albany on U. S. Highway The car failed to make turn. It was enroute to Abilene. The driver, Ira Oran Gabbert of suffered facial cuts and bruises.- He was taken to Shackel- fprd Memorial Hospilal in Albany for first-aid treatment and was later released. Officers investigating the acci- dent were Texas Highway Patrol- men E. J. Terrell and C. A. Swy- gert and Jack Mobley, Shackelford County sheriff. Newhouse's body was taken to Ihe Castleberry Funeral Home in Albany and was later brought to Abilene by Elliott's Funeral Home. He was born March 1, 1869, in Mississippi. He had lived in Old Glory and Hawley before moving to Abilene in 1933. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include five daugh- ters, Mis. Effie Sessum of Artesia, N. M., Mrs. Eula Ethridge, Mrs Lila Self and Mrs. Pearlene arristers Honor >ead Court Judge AUSTIN, Nov. 20 W-Judges am iorneys met in the Texas Su reme Court today for memoria ervices honoring the late As rciated Justice Graham B. Smec y. A medal from Freedom's Founda on was presented to Mrs. Smet y by Chief Justice J.E. Hickma liowing tributes by Carllon B inn of Dallas, Oreland Graves o ustin and Chief Judge Joseph C utchinson Jr. of the fifth U ourt of Appeals, Houston. NEWS INDEX SECTION A Businm Outlook 4 Obitucrfn 5' Coclul Jack 8 Oil Hew ____ 12, 13 SECTION B City Hall Icot Editorial! Candid Soak Page ArauiemenM 1 SECTION C Country Club to Fashionably Speaking Club Calendar Hollywood Beauty Dalit, Oolli, Dolli Garden Church Ncwi i Burn to Death HELSINKI, Finland, Nov. 20 ix inmates of a mental institutio ear here burned to death toda m a fire started by an overheatec ven. 4 9 10 13 4 6 .9 10 U 12 Radio end TV 12 Campus Chatter 13 SECTION D Sporti 1-5 Farm, MaiVett 13 Irving, Tex. Harry U. Drummond, Pioneer Slock Farmer, Dies al View Harry U. Drummond. 76, i officiate. He will be assisted I slock farmer of Ihe View commu- Rev. Dorman Kinard ol Lubbock n.. IVm Thrwviae VA.tnB n nity, died al the family residence at View about II a.m. Saturday. ill for several mon'.hs, he had been a critical condition for about a and the Rev. Thomas Young o View. Burial will be in Drummon Cemetery at View under the direc week. Mr. Drummond was bom in Kingston. Jamaica. Oct. 23, 1878. When he was 2, his family took him lo England, then moved to Texas and seltled in Brazos Coun- ty when he was In 1891 the fam- ily moved to Taylor County. On Christmas Day, 1901, Mr. Drummond married Miss Lucy May Rister, who survives him, at Caps. Saturday night the body was tak- en to the family home to lie in state until time for the funeral, which is scheduled for p.m. Sunday at the View. Baptist Church. lion of Elliott Funeral Home Abilene. Pallbearers will be Herman La ders, J. W. Long, J. D. Pelree J. D. Hamilton, Willis Richards Wade Parmelly, B. E. Plowm? and M. D. Richards, Jr. of the family have been honorary pallbearers. Survivors, other than his wil include one daughter, Mrs. 'Ja Richards, and two sons, Tom ai Bill Drummond, all of View; thr grandchildren, Jackie and Lan Richards of View and Mrs. Jam I F. Berry of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a number of nieces and neph- ews. Mr. Drummond wis Ox !ut hooler all of Abilene, and .Mrs. uby Vanadore of Buffalo Gap; sons, Lando of Amarillo, oyd, Austin, and T. J., all'ol ne, Floyd .of lloran; others. Jim oi Mt.-Pleasanfand obert of Snyder. Funeral plans will be announce! Elliott's Funeral Home. Buria ill be in an Old Glory cemelery jeside the grave of his wife, ed in 1935. :ield Keeping ted Prison Tale Secret ZURICH, Swilzerland, Nov. 20 Hermann Field, who sur- ived five years In a Polish Com- munist prison, apparently intends o keep the details of his arrest nd dentention a mystery for the resent. The first statement since his ar- ival from Poland yesterday was ssued tonight by him and his wile rom their secret hideout. It said: "We were happily reunited yes- erday in Switzerland. This mo- ment was so overwhelming for us oth that we were unable to meet le press and we ask them to un- lerstand. Now it is essential for us 'Oth to hare a complete rest and ve shall therefore remain quietly n Switzerland for the present. We wish to express our deepest grali- ude to everyone who has helped us." Dr. Elsie' Field of Urbana, 111., ndicated the b r 1 e'f. slatemen1 would not be supplemented. It was he same statement- released .ear- ier in London tonight by Field's mother-in-law. "Everything has been said now and everybody should leave them Field said. Swiss governmen spokesrhati said Field's relative wereT very feiifb concerned abol his" '.'especially his ment and felt he should be she tered froiri questioning about Ih prolonged cloak and dagger my stery in which four members the Field family disappeared be- hind the fron Curtain. Eisenhower Buys Christmas Seals ;WASfflNGTON 01 Eisenhower bought worth o Christmas Seals today to Jauncf the annual drive for funds to figh tuberculosis. Dr. Esmond R. Long, directo of medical research of the National Tuberculosis Assn., made the sal at the White House. Long was one a TB patient himself, while a med- ical student at the University Chicago. The public drive for funds wi be conducted by luberculosl associations throughout the country beginning Nov. 22. 2 in Craft Die; Cadets See Blast COLLEGE STATION, Tex., Nov. A Navy raining plane exploded over the Texas College cant, ms tonight, killing two occupants of the plane ana spray- ng parts of the campus with wreckage. Names of the victims were vithheld. Officials al Bryan Air Force Base aid Ihe propeller-driven T28 was rom Kingsville Naval Air Station. t had refueled at Bryan and taken If shortly before the crash. The plane wreckage fell In a muddy field about Vi mile south- of (he campus after several wrsons heard an explosion. Debris from the craft fell over wrlions of the campus jammed with students guarding a tradition- 1 bonfire that precedes the AiM- 'exas. football game. A part of the plane identified as coming from either the tal! as- embly or a wing fell near the lonfire. There were no reports of students njured. A crowd estimated at 2.000 per- sons, most of them students of gathered around the crash cene. _The public information offic.e al Brysn AFB said the here cafly today and took alt again at p.m. The 'crash was re- ported at p.m. E. V. Adams, a Bryan residen and m ember of the faculty said he heard a plane ilial sounda as H- It In trouble pass ove his house a few minutes before tin crash. THE WEATHER D. 8. OF COMMERCE TVEATBE8 BCKEAU ABILENE AND VICINITY Conti wttb near fempfralurej Sun day and Mmdiy. mgh' bolf daji 75 to 75 degrtw. Lotr both dayi 40 fa 45. NORTp CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS fair Sunday; and Moaday with Important Lemperaldre chanxev. EAST AND 6OUTH CENTRAL TEXAS fair with no lem pwaiun cbmftJ Sunday aad Moadi TEMPERATURES Sit A.M. F.M A7 72 41 73 72 43 72 42 56 M 5S..T. M 59... 63... Higti ADI] lew Umpera'.ures fcr 24 boon it pjrt.: 73 and 39. and, low Umperatcm iime 51 aM 33. Ssuet toil clAt p.m. Suorise to- day Sunset lanUM p.m. reading it p.ra. 29.11. Retitire hsciWLty at p.m. M per Gl Farm Deals Will Gel Full Investigation I AUSTIN, Nov. 20 Veteri ans Land Board today called for 'Full and complete" Investigation, nduding use of private investiga- ors and the Senate Investigating Committee, to- determine any mts- usc of the 100-million-dollar vet- erans land program. Land Commissioner Bascom Giles, chairman, announced ex; pansion of the investigating aeti- vi'es following consultation with the other two board members, Gov. Allan Shivers and Ally. Gen. John" Ben, Shepperd. Shivers .and, .Ehepperd joined Giles in demanding as" rapid act- ion as possible to lay before zrand Juries or the dence indicating the criminal legislative .They insisted the only re'asoa" the. board plans to hire private investigators is to speed the in- vestigation already being by numerous state and 'local agencies. Combine Efforts This will Attorney! General's Department, State Audi- tor's Office, Department of Public Safety, Senate Investigating Committee, dislrict and county., attorneys and Sheriffs of- fices and grand juries, as weR as: private investigators, will combine their efforts. Basic there bees illegal or unethical profiteer- ing at the expense of .the land program? "Peisonafly, and not as a mem- ber of the board, I think that la the handling of a program involv- ing 100 million dollars, It would be surprising if you didnt find some fault with com- mented at a joint presi conference with Giles and Shepperd. The Land Board held a 40-mln- executive session Immediately See GI FARM, Page t-A, t The Rev. H. R. Leib, pastor, will j member at i family of 10 eUldrte. SEEK TCPT bid for the 1956 convention of Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers was presented Friday at the 1954.convention in Corpus Representing Abilene were Mayor C. E. Gatlin, left, and to the right, Mrs. Jack Sparks, president of the P-TA Council, and Bob Pokier, Chamber ef Commerce staffer. Second from left Is Mrs. W. N. Norrtd, district president from Big Spring. Bids were also sub- mitted by Araarillo and Galyeston, and the TCPT Board will announce the winner in January. (Photo Courtesy Corpus Christi Caller-Times) ;