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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas                               EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV NO. 156 Aii0cioted MONDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 22, 1954-TWENTy-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe HE'S GOT PORK, NEIGHBORS White, 32, and son Scott, 1, examine 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 pork- er fancier whose prize-winnin" Poland Chinas caused a storm of protest two years ago, smuggled the present porkers into his basement for a "finishing course" before en- tering the animals in the current 55th Annual National Livestock Exposition. (NBA) Tittle Questions Approval Of Single Bid on Machine Commissioner Rufe Tittle of Taylor County Precinct 1 Monday questioned the wisdom of buying a tax billing machine au- thorized by other members of the Commissioners Court. The court passed the motion to buy the machine, 3-1, with Tittle voting "no." He later changed his vote and made it unanimous. Tittle objected when only one bid was received. The bid was sub- milted by Burroughs. The commis- sioner favored competitive bid- ding. He questioned the wording of the bid call as advertised. Should Have Competition He recalled that a recent 000 road bond issue, not adver- tised, cost the county per uoo in bond broker fees. He com- pared this with a fair- ground bond issue, which was ad- Sheppard Twice Talked of Divorce CLEVELAND Osteopath Samuel H. Sheppard twice confid- ed to an old friend and fellow oste- opath he was thinking about di- vorcing his pretty wife, the friend testified today. Dr. Lester Hoversten of Glen- dale, Calif, testified Sheppard dis- cussed divorce with him in Cali- fornia in the summer of 1950 and again in Cleveland in the spring of 1953. In both cases, Hoversten said he told Sheppard to think it over he- fore making such a decision. One of the state's key witnesses to establish a motive for murder, Hoversten told the jury trying Sheppard 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 remem- ber distinctly advising him to go slow and be careful because he should realize Marilyn was a won- derful wife." Left Day Before One of the last persons to see Marilyn alive, Hoversten was a house guest of the Shappards for less than a week and ,cft jus: a day before she was bludgeoned to death in her bed July 4. The state contends Sheppard murdered Marilyn because she complained about Jii5 love affairs 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 understood that Sheppard was con- sidering divorcing her just this year. Regarding his conversation in 1950 with Sheppard, Hoversten lated: "Dr. Sam asked my advice on a letter he had written Marilyn and I asked 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 concerned about his marriage and wanted to tell her how he felt and 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 con- versations. Dr. Hoversten said Dr. Sam later within the week became 'disturbed over a phone conver- sation he got from his father. I :old him to realize his father had his best interests at heart. He calmed down then." he tell you what his father said to him? don't recall the exact Reds' Vishinsky Dies From Heart Attack words, but it was something to this effect: He said Sam should realize his responsibilities as husband and a father. Again referring to Marilyn's midsummer vacation in 1950, As- sistant Prosecutor Johrf J. Mahon asked Dr. Hoversten: :'While his wife Marilyn was away on vacation, did he asso- ciate with any other women in Cal- "I do not know of any specific instance at any time that I saw Samuel Sheppard with any women other than his the witness replied. However, in response to further questioning. Dr. Hoversten ex- plained: "Dr. Sam was a guest several I took him visit other friends. On such occasions he un- doubtedly met other women." Mahon asked specifically about a Margaret Kauzor, not otherwise identified. "He has been in her company, but as my replied Dr. Hov- ersten. "I have never seen him with her on a date, or otherwise." vertised, and cost the county ?2.75 for in fees. Tittle said, "I believe anything that costs that kind of money 600) ought to have some competi- tion in it, because it might cost the county a lot of money." County Auditor Herbert Middle- ton said, "We advertised for bids in the proper manner." Hurston Battey, sales represen- tative of Burroughs, said in his opinion no other firm makes the particular type of machine needed by the county for tax billing. 'Don't Tittle inquired of County Clerk Mrs. Chester Hutcheson if the bid was driwn in such detail that no other firm could bid, except the one which made the special ma- chine. Mrs. Hutcheson said, "I don't know." Tittle asl-M the same question of Middlet. who responded, "I'd hate to say, because I don't know." Petree said he had not been con- tacted by any other firms in !he eight years he'd been at the court- house 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 ex- tend 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 rm. Authorized was for a new oncrete floor, to move the lilding, for fence thcr or 10 loads of caliche, t the county's option. times at my home, along with me to Shivers Due Honor DALLAS and Mrs. Shivers were to arrive here this afternoon for a reception to be given tonight by Dallas County Democrats. McMorries Asks Dismissal of Case By HAMILTON WRIGHT Reporter-News Staff Writer SWEETWATER, Nov. 22 Dis- trict Judge A. S. Mauzey sent out for more jurors at 10 a.m. Mon- day 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 mo- tion 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 fraudu- lently taking from the coun- ty in connection with the alleged sale oE loms posts, which the state claims were never pur chased. A mistrial was declared Tues day morning when the father, o one of the jurors died unexpected ly. At that time. Judge Mauzey sail the trial could proceed with 1 jurors, if both state and defense would agree. Defense Attorney Da vis Scarborough of Abilene said h would not agree. Jqdge Mauzey then declared a mistrial. It had not been decided lat Monday morning which case woul be tried today. After five of 36 members of a jury panel had bee excused, Judge Mauzey excuse members of the panel until th sheriff could summon 10 mor prospectivt juron. City Credit Rating lipped On Tax Bonds 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 years. Even More Favorable BAA, which the City of Abilene previously held on its tax bonds, a favorable one. First Southwesl o., bond firm, has stated. The rating of A moves the tax onds up to a still more favorable osition, by one notch. Revenue bonds are those which re paid off from revenues other lan taxes. In Abilene's case, they re to be financed by income from le Water and Sewer Department Tax bonds are paid off by tax The following credit ratings are iven by Moody's to cities, from ighest (best) to lowest in the or er named: AAA, AA, A, BAA IA. B. CAA, CA and C. The higher rating a city has the ower interest rate it has to pay n its bonds, as bidding is more ompetitive. Abilenians this summer author- ze the issuance of million of water and sewer revenue onds and million of tax onds. The revenue issues will fi- ance water and sewer improve- icnts. The tax bonds will pay for re stations, park development nd street improvements- Dec. 7 Sale First sale of the new bonds is lated by the City Commission for iec. 7. At that time bids will be pened for the purchase of on worth of the water and sewer evenue bonds and in tax onds. Included in the tax issues old that day will be for re stations, for parks and for street improvements. Court Postpones nlegralion Hearing WASHINGTON Supreme tourt today postponed arguments n how and when to end public chool segregation. The arguments had been scheduled for (he reek of Dec. 6, were delayd be- ause of the vacancy on the court Judge John Marshall Harlan of York has been nominated for he seat of the late Justice Robert H. Jackson, but Senate action has een put off until the new Congress meets in January. France Agreeable To Big-4 Meeting CHEST CAMPAIGN GIFT BAROMETER GOAL U. N. Suspends Atom Plan Talks ANDREI Y. VISHINSKY a sharp tongue stilled AF Jet Kills Two, Hits Near House BALTIMORE two crew members of a Martin B57 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 imall children escaped without in- jury. 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. Mrs: Thelma Adams. 32, was In the kitchen of her home in the community of Long Beach, not far from Martin's, when she heard the explosion and -aw the plane fall n flames in her back yard. She rushed to the second floor and grabbed her baby son, Ed- ward 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 eft home for work. Baltimore County police had no reports of anyone injured. The plane and Adams house were still burning more than an hour after the crash. The scene is about 10 miles cast 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 UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. French Premier Pierre Mendes- rance expressed willingness to- day to hold a Big Four meeting Paris next ratifica- London and Paris :ion of the agreements. In an address to the 60-nation tl.N. General Assembly, the ?rench leader declared firmly that was opposed to any meeting between East and West until the Daris and London agreements are ratified. He said, however, that after the agreements are approved France would be ready to take the initia- te in organizing the Big Four conference, which Russia has been Dressing for. "Let us avoid a war of ie said, "let us prepare in calm. Between now and May, we shall lave to do everything to create a climate of confidence." The London and Paris accords, providing for freeing and rearming iVest 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 Konrad Adenauer's Cabinet ap- proved the agreements Nov. 19 and promptly sent them to Parliament for ratification, expected by Mid- ments Nov. 19. In January. The British House of Commons approved the agree- the United States, the instruments have just been introduced in the Senate. Mendes-France told the Assem- bly that the proposals of Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov for a Big Four meetinj now are intended to hinder and divide rather than to solve East- West differences. "The French he said, "hereby affirms that its wili to act for peace has not falterec and shall not falter. We hereby nobly proclaim that the door to negotiation is not closed. Quite the contrary." Mendes-France called for a set- tlement of the Austrian problem as a preliminary to a general Eu- ropean settlement. THE WEATHER DOUBLE YOUR READING PLEASURE for only 15c a week or 65c o month. If you are already G 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 editoriols- different comics. Just call The Reporter-News office 4-7271, or see your carrier. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND Fair, no in poriant temperature changes today, tonfcht and Tuesday. High Monday afternoon 65 Low Monday night 35. High Tuesday 65-70 65-70. NORTH CENTRAL Fair this ..flenioon. tonight and Tuesday. Cooler with lowest 30 to 40 degrees tonight. WEST TEXAS-Fair this aftern night and Tuesday. Warmer in Panhandle Tuesday. Lowest M to M degrees tonight UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. Andrei Yanuarievitch Vishinsky, the once obscure Russian lawyer who became a foremost mouth- piece for the Soviet Union, died today. The Soviet deputy foreign minister. Moscow's chief delegate to the U.N'.. would have been 71 years old Dec. 10. Eelco Van Kleffens of the Neth- erlands, president of the U.N., 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 suspend- ed for the day, and thus debate in the U.N. Political Committee on President Eisenhower's atoms-for- peace plan was postponed. A Soviet source said Vishinsky collapsed and died early this morn- ing at Soviet delegation headquar- ters on Park Ave. Up Last Night U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., said he saw Vishinsky as late as o'clock last night at a dinner given by Henri Hoppe- not, France's permanent represen- tative to the U.N. for French Premier Pierre Mendes-France. Lodge said Vishinsky was in "fine good humor, laughing and talkative as always." Lodge said he first heard that ishinsky was ill when the an- ouncement that the Soviet diplo- nat was indisposed was made in he U.N. Political Committee by A. Sobolev of the Soviet dele- ation. Lodge said he called an inter- reter over who told him Vishinsky ill and Lodge said he inquired there was anything he could do. -ie said the interpreter thanked im but said there was nothing, hen came the news of the death. Sobolev stood at his chair after ie meeting was adjourned and line of delegates formed to ex- end their condolences. Some of ie Soviet representatives were their eyes as they left the ommittee chamber and appeared o be stunned by the news. Famous For Tongue Word of the death of s famed today for his blistering ratorv as he was in the 1930s as talin's blood purge pread quickly throughout the U.N. While regular sessions of the U.N. were adjourned out of re- pect, the General Assembly ar- anged to meet this afternoon in ribute to the Soviet delegate. Once a member of the right win! o Russia's revolutionaries, a faction lated by the Bolsheviks, Vishinsky itted himself to the Bolshevik- government realignment which fol- lowed the death of Stalin, and he was appointed first deputy foreign See VISHI.NSKY, Pg. Z-A, Col. 4 George P. Hodgson III, 28, aero- nautical engineer, a native of Richmond, Va. Both were single, and both lived in Baltimore. Light Plane Flies Off Super Highway SYRACUSE, N.Y. WI-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 hal while Air Force Lt. Norman Bar- rett of El Paso, Tex. took off in his privately owned Luscombe monoplane. The takeoff took 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 10-year-old 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 super- highway. M. Cooler tonight with lowest 35 to 45 degrees i the interior. Mostly fresh northerly on the'coast. TEMPERATURES Mon. A. M. 46 42 41 39 33 44 48 52 55 56 Sunrise today a.m. Sunset tonight Sun. P 56 56 51 Relative humidity at P.m. Hieh and low temperatures lor M houri ended .1 md 3KH- WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES MCCARTHY sos senotor questions Sen. Mc- Carthy's illness. Page 3-A. ABILENIANS ON wald Jacoby features Abilene couple in Bridge column. Page 7-A. ABILENE little city is growing neor the new Abilene High School. Poge 1-8. 'CYCLONE' Davis, legendary Texas politician who once worked at Roby and Rotan, dies. Page 4-B. 410 Military Men to Help Patrol Parade Traffic control plans for the hristmas parade next Monday made at a meeTing held Mon- ay morning in the Abilene Cham- ber of Commerce office. National Guard and Reserve nits promised 410 men, which vill be used in addition to police, Highway Patrol and men from heriffs department, according o George Minter Jr., C-C presi- ient. This year the parade will con- ist only of floats and bands. So ar, 15 bands are scheduled to take sart in the parade, eight from out- ide Abilene, and seven from Abi- ene itself. In addition, there will re 24 floats, each one of which Will be numbered and will have a mili- ary escort. There were 18 persons present at the meeting, including Police Chief C. Z. Hallmark and Police Capt. C. A. Veteto; Sgt. Homer Sailey of the Texas Highway Pat- rol; Capt. Landon Hill, rative officer for the National Guard; Frank Myers, represent- ng the 4005th ARASU (Army Re- serve Army Service Uniih Capt. H. C. Schryver of the BTtfc'Special nfantry Co., USMC Reserves, and )ub Wofford, representing Naval Reserve unit 8-96. The National Guard will furnish 250 men. Marine Reserves 30 men, Reserve 80 men, and the Army Reserve 50 men. and never deviated rom the day he was accepted into he Communist parly more than three decades ago. Vishinsky rose to fame as state irosecutor with a slashing, violen .irosecution of old Bolshevik lead ers in the Stalin blood purge o .he middle 1930s. He went on to higher things, winding up as for eign minister. Aside For Mololov He surrendered the top post o the Foreign Ministry to V. M. Molo- tov in March, 1953, in the Sovie Mercury to Fall TG 35 Tonight; Warmer Tuesday Abilene and area residents will likely awake to near-freezing cold Tuesday morning. The weather bureau here said Monday morning tt expected overnight low to be 35 degrees. The low early Monday morning was 38. Sunday's high was 56 degrees. Most residents hardly noticed the "weak" cold front that coasted through the area about 3 i.m. Sunday. It left, cooler weather- nothing its wake. The forecast calls for slightly warmer weather Tuesday. The front left freezing, dry colii in the Texas Panhandle and Upper South Plains before sunrise Mon- day. At a.m. Amarillo re- ported 30 degrees and Dalhart 3Z. Lubbock had 34. The weak cool front rippled 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 office. It was found later. Thanksgiving scene at River Oaks office on South 14th St. Raymond Thomason Jr., and other members of his family are developing River Oaks Addition and occupy the office. He said the scene represents a country Thanksgiving, with an old wagon, shocks of feed, a scare- crow, fruit and trees. He stated that the vandals turned over the wagon, badly breaking it up, ruined some apples and pump- kins, and knocked over and scat- tered other parts of the exhibit. Will Be Repaired Police Lt. Grover Chronister, one of the investigators, said ap- parently the company will be able to repair and restore the scene. No arrests had been made Mon- day morning. Thomason said it was planned to keep the Thanksgiving scene up until Dec. 3 or 4, when the Christ- mas scene will be erected there. Last year, somebody stole an imitation cow from the Nativity Christmas scene at the River Five thefts were reported to city police over the week end. Mrs. Austin Wright, 575 Lo- cust St., said somebody stole SO feet of green plastic garden hose from her back yard. The hose was valued at John C. Hoggard, manager of the Gift Box Store, 1365 Butter- nut St., reported the theft of a alarm clock and a Ronson table model cigaret lighter. H. C. McDermett, 2101 Orange St., said Saturday that someone iiad stolen two mirrors, valued at 540 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 using in connection with the-open house of a new residence in South- west Park Addition had been sto- len. Police located several of them. Domingo Garcia, 434 Washington St., reported Monday morning the theft of four hub caps off Ms 1961 Chevrolet. They valued at   

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