Abilene Reporter News, November 22, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

November 22, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas Give TheVitfted We»Wk Abilene toorter-FINAL"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES —oyron VOL. LXXIV NO. 156Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 22, 1954-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c HE'S GOT PORK, NEIGHBORS “BEEF”—Hal White, 32, and son Scott, 1, epmine the three choice Tamworth barrows which White is raising in the basement of his Chicago, 111., home, much to the disgust of the neighbors. The full-time salesman, part-time porker fancier whose prize-winning Poland Chinas caused a storrn of protest two years ago, smuggled the present porkers into his basement for a “finishing course before entering the animals in the current 55th Annual National Livestock Exposition. (NEA) Reds' Vishinsky Dies From Heart Attack U. N. Suspends Atom Plan Talks Tittle Questions Approval 0Í Sinqle Bid on Machine Commissioner Rufe Tittle of Taylor County Precinct 1 Monday questioned the wisdom of buying a $3,h04 .50 tax billing machine au-thorizeil by other members of fhe Commissioners Court. The court passed the motion to buy the machine, 3-1, with Tittle voting “no.” He later changed his vole and made it unanimous. Tittle objected when only one bid was received. The bid was Kub- mi\ted by Burroughs. The commissioner favored competitive bidding. He questioned the wording of the bid call as adverti.sed. Should Have Competition Tie recalled that a recent $700.-000 road bond is.sue, not advertised, cost the county $8.50 per SI,-000 in bond broker fees. He compared this with a mo,m fair-ground bond issue, which was ad- Sheppard T wice Talked of Divorce CLF.VELAND m — Osteopath Samuel H. Sheppard twice confided to an old friend and fellow osteopath he was thinking about divorcing his pretty wite. the friend testified today. Dr. Le.ster Hoversten of Glendale. Calif, testified Sheppard discussed divorce with him in California in the summer of 1950 and again in Cleveland in the spring of 19,53.    i In both ca.ses, Hoversten said he; concerned about his marriage and wanted to tell her how he felt and he felt he wanted to consider the possibility of a divorce.” Hoversten was a house guest of the Sheppards until one day before Marilyn was bludgeoned to death in bed. With respect to the 1950 conversations, Dr. Hoversten said Dr. Sam later within the week became “disturbed over a phone conver- vertised, and cost the county $2.75 for $1,000 in fees. Tittle said, “I believe anything years. City Credit Rating Upped OnTaxBonds City of .Abilene’s credit rating on tax bonds moved up one notch this week. Moody’s Investors Service, New York, has granted an A rating, which is one classification higher than the BAA previously held by Abilene. The new city water and sewer revenue bond issue several days ago was given an AA rating, which is still one category higher than -A. Heretofore, there had been no official rating of Abilene’s revenue bonds, because this city hadn’t is-! sued that type bond in many . ,, r., j i. .u- 1    »    i    .sation    he    got from his father. I told Sheppard to think it over be- , ,, , .    , fore making such a decision. One of the state's key witnesses to establish a motive for murder, Hoversten told the jury trying Sheppaid    for murder of his wife July 4 that: 1. In 1950, the^ Sheppards were living in California and Marilyn had gone to Cleveland on vacation. He .said Sheppard then wanted to write Marilyn about a divorce. 2. In the spring of 1953, Hover-sten was living in Cleveland. On that accasion, he said: "I remember distinctly advising him to go slow and be careful because he should realize Marilyn was a wonderful wife.” Left Day Before One of the last persons to see Marilyn alive, Hoversten was a house guest of the Sheppards for le.ss than a week and left Jus: a day before she was bludgeoned to death in her bed July 4. The state contends Sheppard murdered Marilyn because she complained about his love aftairs with other women. The defense says the Sheppards were a happily married couple. The jury already has been told by a previous witness that Marilyn under.stooil that Sheppard w’as considering divorcing her just this year. Regarding his conversaiion in 19.50 with Sheppard, Hoversten related: *T)r. Sam asked my advice on a letter he had written Marilyn and I a.sked him as a favor not to send it at the time, but to wait until he could speak to her in person. “It was to the effect he was told him to realize his father had his best interests at heart. He calmed down then.” Q—Did he tell you what his father said to him? A—I don’t recall the exact words, but it was something to thi.s effect: He said Sam should realize his responsibilities as a husband and a father. .Again referring to Marilyn’s midsummer vacation in 1950, Assistant Prosecutor Johri J. Mahon asked Dr. Hoversten: “While his wife Marilyn was away on vacation, did he associate with any other women in California?” “I do not know of any specific instance at any time that I saw Samuel Sheppard with any women other than his wife,” the witness replied. Ilowever, in response to further questioning. Dr, Hoversten explained: “Dr. Sam was a guest several times at my home. I took him along with me to visit other friends. On such occasions he undoubtedly met other women.” Mahon asked specifically about a Margaret Kauzor, not otherwise identified. “He has been in her company, but as my guest.” replied Dr. Hoversten. “I have never seen him with her on a date, or otherwise.” that costs lhat kind of money ($3.-600) ought to have some competition in it, because it might cost the county a lot of money.” County Auditor Herbert Middleton said, “We advertised for bids in the proper manner.” Hurston Battey, sales representative of Burroughs, said in his opinion no other firm makes the particular type of machine needed by the county for lax billing. ‘Don’t Know* Tittle inquired of County Clerk Mrs. Chester Hutcheson if the bid was dr^wn in such detail that no other firm could bid, except the one which made Ihe special machine. Mrs. Hutcheson said, “I don’t know.” Tittle ast'"1 the same question of Middiet. who responded, “I’d hate to say, because I don’t know.” Petree said he had not been contacted by any other firms in fhe eight years he’d been at the courthouse concerning a machine of a similar nature. Joe Etheridge appealed to the court to reconsider its decision t take no action on a petition to extend Hollywood Dr., 600 feet south to Berry Lane in the Etheridge Addition. Four other persons were with Etheridge. The commissioners decided to inspect the site at noon. The court authorized payment of funds to Texas Wrecking Co. to move in connection with making a freeway of U. S. Highway 80, T. B. Kelly was present for the firm. Authorized was $700 for a new concrete floor, $350 to move the building, $348 for fence moving and either $50 or 10 loads of caliche, at the county’s option. Even More Favorable BAA, which the City of Abilene previously held on its tax bonds, is a favorable one, First Southwest Co., bond firm, has staled. The new rating of A moves the tax bonds up to a still more favorable position, by one notch. Revenue bonds are tho.se which are paid off from revenues other than taxes. In Abilene's case, they are to be financed by income from the Water and Sewer Department. Tax bonds are paid off by taxes. The following credit ratings are given by Moody’s to cities, from highest (best) to lowest in the order named: A.AA, AA, A, B.AA, BA. B, CAA, CA and C.    | The higher rating a city has the lower interest rate it has to pay | on its bonds, as bidding is more competitive, Abilenians this summer author- j ize the issuance of $5 - million i worth of water and sewer revenue bonds and $1.65 million of tax bonds. The revenue issues will finance water and sewer improvements. The tax bonds will pay for fire stations, park development and street improvements. Dec. 7 Sale First sale of the new bonds is slated by the City Commission for Dec. 7. .At that time bids will be opened for the purchase of $2-mil-lion worth of the water and sewer revenue bonds and $8.50,000 in tax bonds. Included in the tax issues sold that day will be $250,000 for fire stations, $200,000 for parks and $400,000 for street improvements. ANDREI Y. VISHINSKY . . . a sharp tongue stilled ÁF Jet Kills Two, Hits Near House BALTIMORE (J*)—The two crew members of a Martin B.57 jet bomber were killed today when the plane apparently exploded in air and crashed into the back yard of a private home near suburban Essex. The burning plane set fire to the home of Edward H. Adams but his 32-year-old wife and three small children escaped without injury. A spokesman at the Glenn L. Martin Co. plant said the twin-jet bomber, the American version of the English Canberra jet, was on a routine flight when it crashed. Shivers Due Honor DALLAS (jf)—Gov. and Mrs. Shivers were to arrive here this afternoon for a reception to be given tonight by Dallas County Democrats. Court Postpones Integration Hearing WASHINGTON iJ»»—The Supreme Court today postponed arguments on how and when to end public school segregation. The arguments which had been scheduled for fhe week of Dec. 6, \vere delayd because of the vacancy on the court. Judge John Marshall Harlan ©f New York has been nominated for the seat of the late Justice Robert H. Jackson, but Senate action has been put off until the new Congress meets in January. France Agreeable To Big-4 Meeting McMorries Asks Dismissal of Cose By HAMILTON WRIGHT Reporter-News Staff Writer SWEETWATER, Nov. 22 — District Judge A. S. Mauzey sent out for more jurors at 10 a.m. Monday as the second trial of former County Judge James McMorries of Martin County (Stanton) began in 32d District Court here. Judge Mauzey had not ruled late Monday morning on a defense motion that one of the 14 indictments against McMorries be dismissed on the grounds that a new trial would be double jeopardy. Trial was begun last Monday on an indictment charging the ex-Martin County judge with fraudulently taking $337.50 from the county in connection with the alleged sale of some fence posts, which (HESI CAMPAIGN GIFTBAROMEnR the state claims were never purchased. A mistrial was declared Tuesday morning when the father of one of the jurors died unexpectedly. At that time. Judge Mauzey said the trial could proceed with 11 jurors. If both state and defense would agiee. Defense Attorney Davis Scarborough of Abilene said he would not agree. Jqdge Mauzey then declared a mistrial. It had not been decided late Monday morning which case would be tried today. After five of 36 members of a jury panel had been excu.sed, Judge Mauzey excused members of the panel until the sheriff could summon 10 more prospective jurors. GOAL $110,000 $100,000 $30,000 $88,474 $70,000 $60,000 UNITED N.ATIONS, N Y. (ff)— French Premier Pierre Mendes-France expressed willingness today to hold a Big Four meeting in Paris next May—after ratification of the London and Paris agreements. In an address to the 60-nation UN. General Assembly, the French leader declared firmly that he was opposed to any meeting between East and West until the Paris and London agreements are ratified. He said, however, that after the agreements are approved France would be ready to take the initiative in organizing the Big Four conference, which Russia has been pressing for. “Let us avoid a war of nerves,” he said, “let us prepare in calm. Between now and May, we shall have to do everything to create a climate of confidence,” The London and Paris accords, providing for freeing and rearming West Germany, were submitted for ratification in treaty form to the French Parliament Nov. 3, Men-des-France has asked for a vote by Dec. 17. West German Chancellor January. The British Hou.se of Commons approved the agreements Nov. 19. In the United Stat&s, the instruments have just been introduced in the Senate. Mendes-France told the Assembly that the proposals of Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov for a Big Four meeting now are intended to hinder and divide rather than to solve East-W'est differences. “The French government," he said, “hereby affirms that its will to act for peace has not faltered and shall not falter. We hereby nobly proclaim that the door to negotiation is not closed. Quite the contrary.” Mendes-France called for a settlement of the Austrian problem as a preliminary to a general European settlement. Mrs, Thelma Adams, 32, was In the kitchen of her home in the community of Ivong Beach, not far from Martin’s, when she heard the explosion and -aw the plane fall in flames in her hack yard. She rushed to the second floor and grabbed her baby son, Edward Jr., 2, from his bedroom, already on fire, then took her daughters, Mary, 12, and Judy, 8, and fled to a neighbors. Adams, a plumber, had already left home for work. Baltimore County police had no reports of anyone injured. ■rhe plane and Adams house were still burning more than an hour after the crash. The scene is about 10 miles east of Baltimore. The Adams home Is across the Middle River, about two miles from the Martin plant Martin identified the crewmen as Joseph E. Weber, 30, the pilot, a native of Hamilton, Ohio, and George P. Hodgson III, 28, aeronautical engineer, a native of Richmond, Va. Both were single, and both lived in Baltimore. THE WEATHER r.S. DF.PAlHTMENT OF COMMERCE HEATHER BIREAC ABILENE AND VICINITY—Fair, no im ..    J    »,1__r<oKinof an ponani temiierature changes today, tonight Konrad Adenauer s cabinet ap ^ Xuesday. nigh Monday afternoon 65. proved the agreements Nov. 19 and | uiw Monday night 35. nigh Tuesday 65-70, promptly sent them to Parliament north central TEXAs-Fair this Light Plane Flies Oft Super Highway for ratification, expected by Mid $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 DOUBLE YOUR READING PLEASURE for only 15c a week or 65c o month. If you ore oireody o subscriber to either the morning or evening edition of The Abilene Reporter-News why not start the other edition at this very low price. More territorial news - more local news-different editonols-different comics. Just coll The Reporter-News office 4-7271, or sec your carrier. afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Cooler with lowest 30 to 40 degrees Uinighl. WEST TEXA.S—Fair this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Warmer in Panhandle Tuesdav. Lowest 2« to 38 degrees tonight, EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS— Fair this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Cooler tonight with lowest 35 to 45 degrees in the interior. Mostly fresh northerly winds on the*coast. TEMPEBATrRKS SYRACUSE, N Y. (.m-A light plane, which landed on the State Thruway after experiencing engine trouble yesterday, took off again today from the superhighway. State police halted traffic on the west lane for a mile and a half while Air Force Lt. Norman Barrett of El Paso, Tex. took off in his privately owned Luscombe monoplane. The takeoff took 1,000 feet. The highway was clear of traffic when Barrett landed about 10 miles west of here yesterday. He taxied to the center mall after landing on the westbound lane. Barrett, 37, and his lO-year-oid daughter, Catherine, 10, were en route from Buffalo to Schenectady. They spent the night in the area. Thruway police said Barrett’s was the third plane to make an emergency landing on the superhighway. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. m -Andrei Yanuarievitch Vishimsky, the once obscure Russian lawyer who became a foremost mouthpiece for the Soviet Union, died Kxiay. The Soviet deputy foreign minister, Moscow’s chief delegate , to the U.N., would have been 71 i years old Dec. 10.    | Eelco Van Kleffens of the Neth-1 erlands, president of the U N., an nounced the Soviet diplomat died of a heart attack. In bad health several years, Vishinsky remained in the thick of diplomatic storms here to the end. All U.N. meetings were suspended for the day, and thus debate in the U.N. Political Committee on President Eisenhower’s atoms-for-peaee plan was postponed. A Soviet source said Vishinsky collap.sed and died early this morning at Soviet delegation headquarters on Park Ave I’p Last Night U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., said he saw Vishinsky as late as 11:15 o’clock last night at a dinner given by Henri Hoppe-not, F'rancc’.s permanent representative to the U.N. for French Premier Pierre Mendes-France. Uidge said Vishinsky was in “fine good humor, laughing and talkative as always.” Lodge said he first heard that Vishinsky was ill when the announcement that the Soviet diplomat was indisposed was made in the U.N. Political Committee by A. A. Sobolev of the Soviet delegation. Lotige said he called an interpreter over who told him Vishinsky was ill and Lodge said he inquired if there was anything he could do. He said the interpreter thankt^d him but said there was nothing. Then came the new’S of the death. Sobolev stood at his chair after the meeting wa.s adjourned and a line of delegates formed to extend their condolences Some of the Soviet representatives were wiping their eyes as they left the committee chamber and appeared to be stunned by the new.s. Famous For Tongue Word of the death of Vishinsky— as famed today for his bli.stering oratory as he was in the 1930s as Stalin’s blood purge prosecutor-spread quickly throughout the U.N. While regular sessions of the U.N. were adjourned out of respect, the General Assembly arranged to meet this afternoon in tribute to the Soviet delegate. Once a member of the right wing "Menshevik”—minority—faction of Russia’s revolutionaries, a faction hated by the Bolsheviks, Vishinsky fitted himself to the Bolshevik— majority—line and never deviated from the day he was accepted into the Communist party more than three decades ago. Vishinsky rose to fame as state prosecutor with a slashing, violent prosecution of old Bolshevik leaders in the Stalin blood purge of the middle 1930s. He went on to higher things, winding up as foreign minister. Aside For Molotov He surrendered the top post of the Foreign Ministry to V. M. Molo- government realignment which followed the death of Stalin, and ht was appointed first deputy foreign See VISHINSK\'. Pg. 2-A. Col. 4 410 Military Men to Help Patrol Parade Traffic control plans for the Christmas parade next Monday were made at a meeting held Monday morning in the Abilene Chamber of Commerce office. National Guard and Reserve units proniise<l 410 men, which will be used in additio' to police. Highway Patrol and men from th« sheriff’s department, according to George Minter Jr., C-C president. This year the parade will consist only of floats and bands. So far, 15 bands are scheduled to lake part in the parade, eight from outside Abilene, and seven from Abilene itself. In addition, there will he 24 floats, each one of which Will be numbered and will have a military escort. There were 18 persons present at the meeting, including Police Chief C. Z. Hallmark and Police Capt. C. A. Veleto; Sgt. Homer Bailey of the Texas Highway Patrol; Capt. Landon Hill, administrative officer for the National Guard; Frank Myers, representing the 4005th ARASU (Army Reserve Army Service Unit); Capt. H. C, Schryver of the 87th Special Infantr>' Co., USMC Reserves, and Dub Wofford, representing Naval Reserve unit 8-96. The National Guard will furnish 250 men. Marine Reserves 30 men, Naval Reserve 80 men, and the Army Reserve 50 men. Sun P. M. 63    ...... 65    ...... 65    ...... 64    ...... 62 ...... 59    ...... 57    ...... 56    ...... 54    ...... 56    .... 51    .. 4« 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5:30 6:30 7:30 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 Mon. A M. 46 46 .    46 .    42 ,    41 . » 38 .    44 . 48 Sunrise today 7:15 a.m. Sunset tonight Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. M.38. Relative humidity at 12:30 p m. 37^i. High and low temperatures tor the 24 hours ended at 6:30 a.m.: 66 and 38 degrees. WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES MCCARTHY FAKING?--Arkansas serKitor questions Sen. McCarthy's illness. Poqe 3-A. ABILINIANS ON BRIDGE—Oswald Jacoby features Abilene couple in Bridge column. Page 7-A. ABILENE BUILDS--A little city is growing near the new Abilene High School Page 1-B. 'CYCLONE' DIES—Cyclone Dovis, legendary Texos politician who once worked at Roby ond Roton, dies. Page 4-8. tov in March, 1953, in the Soviet MercuiY to Fall To 35 Tonight; Warmer Tuesday Abilene and area residents will likely awake to near-freezing cold Tuesday morning. The weather bureau here said Monday morning it expected th« overnight low to be 35 degrees. Th« low early Monday morning was 38. Sunday’s high was 66 degrees. Most residents hardly ncgiced the “weak” cold front that coasted through the area about 3 «.m. Sunday. It left cooler weather— nothing severe—in its wake. The forecast calls for slightly warmer weather Tuesday. The front left freezing, dry coW in the Texas Panhandle and Upper South Plains before sunrise Monday. At 4:30 a.m. Amarillo reported 30 degrees and Dalhart 32. Lubbock had 34. The weak cool front rippl^ on across the state Monday, stirring up a shower at Houston and fog at Brownsville that cut visibility to one-fourth mile. AT RIVER OAKS Vandals Wreck Thanksgiving Scene Vandals Sunday night wrecked a Thanksgiving scene at River Oaks office on South 14th St. Raymond Thomason Jr., and otfice. It was found later. Five thefts were reported to city police over the week end. Mrs. Austin Wright, 575 Lo- other members of his family are cust St.. said somebody stole 50 developing River Oaks Addition and occupy the office. He said the scene represents a country Thanksgiving, with an old wagon, shocks of feed, a scarecrow, fruit and trees. He stated that the vandals turned over the wagon, badly breaking it up, j ruined some apples and pump- j kins, and knocked over and scat- j tered other parts of the exhibit. I Will Be Repaired Police Lt. Grover Chronister, j one of the investigators, said ap-1 parently the company will be able j to repair and restore the scene. feet of green plastic garden hose from her back yard. The hose was valued at $5.95. John C. Hoggard. manager of the Gift Box Store. 1365 Butternut St, reported the theft of a $10.95 alarm clock and a Ronson table - model cigaret lighter. H. C. McDermett, 2101 Orange St.. said Saturday that someone had stolen two mirrors, valued at $40 each, from residences he is building at 1369 Buccaneer Dr. and 1618 Sylvan Dr. Gerald Lawler said Saturday night that 18 or 20 signs he was No arrests had been made Mon-1 using in connection with the open day morning. 'Thomason said it was planned house of a new residence in Southwest Park Addition had been sto- to keep the Thanksgiving scene up ’ len. Police located several of them, until Dee. 3 or 4, when the Christ- Domingo Garcia, 434 Washington mas scene will be erected there.' St., reported Monday morning tbe Last year, somebody stole an theft of four hub caps off his 1953 imitation cow from the Nativity t Cnevrolet. They wer« valued at Christmas scene at the River Oaks ' |19. ;