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Publication: Abilene Reporter News November 26, 1954

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas Give Um Onit«d W«y ®he Abilene EVENING FINAL"WITHOUT OR WIIH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 160    Associated Preas (APtABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 26,1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c Robbery Motive In Prison Deatb LEWISBURG, Pa. (iPl-The FBI today charged a third inmate at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary with the murder of William W. Remington, former government economist convicted of perjury, and in so doing provided the first clue to a motive. Norman H. McCabe, 28, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia FBI office, announced that Lewis Cagle Jr., 17, of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been charged with the murder of Remington on Monday. McCabe said Cagle admitted in a statement “that he, along with McCoy and Parker, planned to ransack Remington’s room on Nov. 22 and the assault took place while they were in his (Remington’s) room.’’ The other two prisoners referred to were George Junior McCoy, 34, of Grundy, Va., and Robert Carl Parker, 21, of Washington, D.C., who were charged with participating in the beating administered to Remington with a part of a brick wrapped in a suck. Remington, who was serving a three-year sentence for perjury after denying he gave government secrets to Communists, died of a skull injury in the prison hospital Wednesday. The clue as to the motive for the slaying ended speculation that the They said he worked most of his prison time as a clerk on the cloth-1 ing issue detail:    I His spare time, they said, was j devoted “almost exclusively” to j reading in the prison library. ! Dozens of newsmen are expected to be on hand to question Hiss i on his plans for the future. He i entered the prison claiming his in-1 nocence and some indications are his immediate future might be devoted to proving it. But at least two congressional committees have indicated they may ask first call on his time. Until March 21. 1956, Hiss will have to check with a parole officer and report various details of his personal life. PREMIER YOSHIDA . . . will play his way Yoshida Threatens To Force Election TOKYO OP—Embattled Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida was reported ready today to throw Japan into a general election unless he can either hold office or name his succes.sor as premier. With the nation’s special Diet 2lyim migMTa7eTe“en’an act i session only four days away, lines leilecting anti-Communist feeling in the prison. The development came less than 24 hours before these same prison gates are scheduled to open for Alger Hiss who has spent three and a half years in the jail. His wife, Priscilla, was expected to meet him at the prison gates. The 50-year-old former State Department official, who was convicted of swearing falsely when he told a congressional committee he had never passed secrets to a Com-muni.st spy ring, is leaving on a probationary basis. He was originally sentenced for five years, but he won an earlier release with a “meritorious” record. As a convicted felon, he will be without the right to vote or hold public office. Acting Warden Fred T. Wilkinson said he has had his “customary talk” with Hiss. His itinerary for tomorrow is simple: Walk to Freedom Eat breakfast, check out with the library and then walk to freedom. Prison guards have described Hiss' prison life as that of an extremely cooperative inmate.” were hardening for an all-out to: struggle for power among three factions—two conservative and one made up of Socialists. Beginning the seventh year of an unbroken and unprecedented administration, Yoshida faces the fight of his political life. Foes Have Votes For the first time in his long rule his opposition has enough certain votes to topple him with a nonconfidence motion in the House. Yoshida, a fighter, was said by the newspaper Asahi, Japan’s biggest, to be ready with House dissolution that will hurl Japan’s 467 representatives into a bitter and expensive election campaign. Yoshida today said he would step down as president of the Liberal party in favor of Deputy Premier Taketora Ogata, The Liberals are still the country’s biggest party with 185 members, de.<^ite the conservative bolt. _ But he was apparently ready to fight for his office—or at least the power to name Ogata as Ris successor to the premiership. Will Block Hatoyama Yoshida appeared ready to do anything to block his conservative archfoe, 71-year-old Ichiro Hatoyama, from forming a government. Hatoyama, founder of the Liberal party, bolted with his followers for the second time last week and formed the new Japan Democratic party in coalition with the Progressives, led by wartime Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu. The Socialists were apparently ready to support Hatoyama in the nonconfidence maneuvers as a means of bringing down Yoshida, whom they violently oppose. U.S. Hoping China Action Is Boomerang WASHINGTON (4’i-W'ashington officials were hopeful today that Red China’s imprisonment of 13 Americans as “spies” would boomerang against Peiping in the diplomatic struggles of the cold war. Authorities here looked for two likely results: 1. Communist China will lose support for its drive to win general diplomatic recognition and a seat in the United Nations. 2. British efforts for a compromise between Washington and Peiping on Chine.se Nationalist-held Formosa will be dropped at least for the present. British officials indicated they shared this view. The 13 Americans—11 airmen and two civilians—were captured during the Korean War and this week, according to Peiping radio, got sentences ranging from four years to life. Of particular interest in Washington was the British government’s sharp condemnation yesterday of the imprisonments as an “outrageous” violation of international law. In much the same vein as earlier U.S. protests, Ix)ndon accused the Chine.se Reds of bad faith in deliberately concealing the detention of the 13 men for more than a year after the Ko-' rean armistice. A personal Thanksgiving Day message was sent by President Eisenhower to the wives and mothers of the 13. Eisenhower pledged again that every “feasible” effort would be made to free the 13 and any other Americans in Communist hands. In New York, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., top American delegate to the U.N., issued a statement denouncing the Communist sentences as “a new act of barbarism” and still another reason why Red China should not be seated in the U.N. The U.S. government has already laid the groundwork for delivering a stiff protest to Peiping through its representatives in Geneva. Auto Overturns; Youths Killed FATAL ROLL—Two Edon men died early Friday morning w'hen this car overturned, pinning them underneath. The picture was taken after the car had been turned upright. (Staff .photo l3y Don Hutcheson)    *    _ THE WEATHER r.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MEATHF.R BLREAI ABILENF, AND VKTNTTY-Fair today, tonight and Saturday. Mild today and cooler tonight and Saturday. High today 75 Low tonight 40-4.5. High Saturday 65. .NORTH CENTRAr, AND WFLST TEXAS —Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Cooler Saturday. EAST AND SOUTH CENTHAL TEXAS —(Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Saturday, turning cooler Saturday. High and low temperatures for 24 hour» ended at 6:30 a.m.: 70 and 51 degrees. TEMPERATl RES Thurs. P. M.    Fri.    A,    M. 69      1:30      54 70      2:30      53 69       3:.30        54 69      4:30      53 66      5:30      52 62      6:30       52 3«      7:30      53 56       8:30      56 3«      9:30      59 56      10:30      63 56     .....11:30    ..  ........ 6« 55      12:30    ..    72 Sunrise today 7:18 a.m. Sunset tonight 5:34 p.m. Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. 27.90. Reiative humidity at 12:30 p.m. 32"t. City to Sell Fairgrounds Land to County on Dec. 10 City land in the old Municipal Airport which is slated for a Taylor County livestock and agricultural center is to be sold—supposedly to the county—Dec. 10. Complying with law, the City Commission B'riday morning order- ed that bids be advertised. Bid-opening was .set for the commission meeting of Dec. 10. Offered for sale is approximately 130 acres of the old airport, east of town. The county is expected to purchase the whole amount. Holiday Burglars Net $2,000-Plus Burglars observed Thanksgiving it. How he entered the building in Abilene with four “jobs,” the wasn’t known Friday morning. Po loot totaling over $2,000. No suspects had been arrested by Friday noon. Last burglary to be discovered was that at D&W Tire Co , 102 Elm St. An employe found Friday morning that the entry had happened. It is believed to have occurred Wednesday night. Nothing was stolen. The burglar knocked the knob off a safe but failed to get into ' 'f’c ;    ■ ^ it' V / c    V,    -»St lice believe it was through a back south door, which was found open Friday. City Police Detective Capt. W. B. McDonald, Police Lt. Grover Chronister and Police Patrolman E. L. O’Dell investigated the D&W burglary. $1800 in Suits Bigge.st “haul” made by burglars during the Thanksgiving holiday was the $1,800 (wholesale cost) worth of men’s suits and sport coats and $200 in money from Taylor’s Men’s Store, 717 Legett Dr. Losses in the Wednesday night burglary included 40 suits and 19 sport coals. Other burglaries were; About 101 acres will be used for the livestock and agricultural center site. The other approximately 29 acres will be the right-of-way for the new route of State Highway 36. For $65,000 Some time ago the commission told the County Commissioners’ Court that the city would be willing to sell the land to the county for “about $65,000.” A county bond issue ha.s been approved by voters in the meantime to make possible the county’s land purchase and its construction of the center. In its advertisement the city reserves the right to reject any or all the bids. Commissioners Friday also; (1) Awarded $10,350 contract to Lucian Webb Plumbing and Heating Co, for in.stalling a new heating plant in old North Park School. This was done on recommendation of the School Board, after Webb assured trustees he could do the work in 45 days, (2) Appointed Ben M. Davis, accountant, to do the city’s audit for the 1954-55 fiscal year. (This was a re-appointment! as Davis has done the audit for the past year.) (3) Re-appointed for two-year terms on the City-County Welfare Board S. M. Jay, Jim Ballew, Mrs. Jay Jameson and Everett (1) Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, 2250 North First St.. Wed- Haney, nesday night, in which nothing; Heard Mayor C. E. Gatlin was believed taken. .    letters    of    congratulation    to its recent receipt of high credit ratings on its new bond issues. The letters came from all three police photo hy Lt. GroTer ChronSeter D&W SAFE KNOB KNOCKED •,. but the burglars couldn’t get in (2) Lewis Cafe, 625 Plum St.. W’ednesday night, in which an unknown amount of money was taken from a juke box. Investigating the Taylor’s Men Store burglary were Capt. Lomax Martin, McDonald and Chronister. Entry to the VFW was made by prying open a window on the southeast side of the building. The knob was knocked off a safe, but the safe wasn’t entered, police said. Lewis afe, 625 Plum St., was entered through a back north window. McDonald and Martin investigated that break - in. 3 Thefts Three thefts and a possible attempted burglary also were reported during Thanksgiving. James W, Rhymes, 801 Cherry St., said .somebody stole the following items out of his home; One suit of GI khakis, one wool O.D. coal and a set of collar brass. Value was set at $50. Margie Edwards, 1318 Orange St., reported Thursday the theft of a 26 - inch Dayton bicycle from her front yard. The vehicle is a girl’s model, blue and white. Abilene banks and from Republic National Bank, Dallas. The bankers said the good rating wa.s an important accomplishment and will save taxpayers money in favorable interest rates. Moody’s Investors Service, New York, recently gave Abilene an AA rating on its water and sewer revenue bonds and an A rating on its tax bonds. H-SU Exes Open 2-Day Reunion Here Preliminaries of Hardin - Simmons University homecoming got underway at 1:30 p.m. today. Officials of ex-students associations began a retreat at 1:30 p.m. in Mary Frances Hall that is to continue through noon Saturday. Several thousand H-SU alumni are expected to swarrr the campus over the week end and Fair Park Stadium at 2 p.m.-^turday to witness the annual gRij^iron clash pitting the Cowboys and Texas Tech’s high-riding Red Raiders. One of four candidates will be crowned homecoming queen during half-time ceremonies of the football game. In tlxe running for the queen’s role are Pat Hayter, Abilene freshman; Juanelle Johnson, Elbert sophomore; Charlotte Eddings, Phoenix, Ariz. junior; and Pal Schwartz. Meadow senior. A new slate of alumni officers to take office in June is due to arise from the 8:00 a.m. breakfast Saturday of ex-students. Following the football game a barbecue in the college dining hall is slated for ex-students. A brunch for ex-Cowgirls is slated for 10 a.m. in new dormitory No. 1 and former members of the A Cappella Choir will get together at 6:30 p.m. in Mary Frances Hall. Saturday the university’s board of trustees will meet at 9 a.m. in Sandefer Memorial Room. Speakers for the exes retreat that began at 1:30 p.m. were to be George E. Bushong, executive secretary of the Southern Methodist University alumni association; Ex-Student Association President Jim Jennings of Abilene; Guy Shaw, Abilene attorney; Dr. R. N. Richardson, H-SU president emeritus; Dr. Evan Allard Reiff, H-SU president; the Rev. Byron Bryant, Stamford; Felton Jones, educational director of the San Angelo Baptist Church; and C. Kenneth Hill Jr.. executive secretary of the Hardin - Simmons alumni association. Mail Fraud Charged DALLAS (f)—Marvin S. Nirrs, 35. salesman for a Midland, Tex., oil field supply firm, is to be arraigned on federal mail fraud charges here next Tuesday. REPORTS CONFUSED Chinese Repulse Attempted Raid TAIPEH, Formosa (f)—Chinese Reds reportedly sent an assault force against a tiny Nationalust outpost in the Formosa Strait today, but there were conflicting reports on whether they actually attempted a landing. The Nationalist Defense Minis- Cooler Air DueTonighI The Abilene area’s dipsy-doodle weather is due to dip again Saturday night. A probably shift in wind direction led weather observers to forecast fair skies today and tomorrow but with cooler temperatures tonight. The high Thursday was 70. Before the wind shift tonight, the mercury is slated to nudge 75 degrees, dropping to a maximum of 65 Saturday. The low Friday night will be 40-45 degrees. The minimum Thursday night was 51. The cooling northwesterly winds will be about 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 mph. Fire Sweeps Barn On LocusI Street A barn behind 733-741 Locust St. was almost completely destroyed by fire late Friday morning. Firemen answered the call at about 11 a.m., but the barn was almost a complete loss, Mrs. L. M. Melton, who lives at 733 Locust, said. She had an air-conditioner and vacuum cleaner stored in a small room in the barn, but the rest was empty, Mrs. Melton said. The barn and houses belong to Mrs. Epha Bowers, Burkett Route, Coleman, she said. L. C. Warden, who lives at 741 Locust, had his car in a garage adjacent to the barn, but it es-Melton said. try at first announced the Reds landed at Wuchiu Island and were driven off after many Communist soldiers were captured. Later the ministry issued a communique saying the Reds approached the island from three directions and were “repulsed” by Nationalist defenders and warplanes. The communique made no reference to a landing, or to the prisoners taken. The communique said the Communists converged on Wuchiu from three directions in five gunboats and “quite a few junks” at 1:06 a.m. and were repulsed around 4 a.m. It said the Nationalist air force sank five Red motorized boats and a number of junks about 8 a.m. “The situation on Wuchiu is quite good and we have heightened our alertness,” the communique said. It was not clear whether the attack on Wuchiu Island was intended as an invasion, a hit-and-run raid or an effort to see what the U.S. 7th Fleet might do. Press reports said the Reds stormed ashore from motorized junks under cover of shellfire from 10 gunboats. Nationalist warplanes raced to the island ai^ helped drive the invaders back into the sea. Wuchiu is a guerrilla base (xily a mile long and half a mile wide. It is 15 miles from the mainland and 10 miles south of Red-held Nanjin Island. It is 63 miles northeast of Quemoy and 66 miles south-southeast of Fo(K:how, capital of Fukien province. The 7th Fleet has been patrolling the Formosa Strait since June 27, 1950, just after the outbreak of the Korean War. Its assigned task is to protect Formosa and the Pescadores from invasion. U.S. policy has been to keep the Reds guessing CarMisses Curve South 01 Abilene Two Eden men — a newly discharged Navy veteran and an oilfield roughneck — were killed about 3:30 a.m. Friday in a post Thanksgiving automobile wreck about 12 miles south of Abilene. A 16-year-old girl riding in the car escaped unscathed. Dead are Doyle Laman Robbins, 24, Eden oilfield worker; and I.«ee Roy Hud.son, 23, of Eden, who had arrived home only Wedne.sday after receiving his Navy discharge. The pair was pinned underneath the Robbins car when it overturned qn a curve at the intersection of U. S. Highways 83 and 84. The 1947 model automobile over^ turned at least twice, throwing 18-year-old Loree Cary of Eden clear. Bruises were her only injuries. Investigators .said the trio was en route to Abilene from Eden to bring Miss Cary to visit relatives here. Robbins and Hudson were dead when aid arrived at the wreck scene. A verdict of accidental death was returned by Tuscola Justice of the Peace Mrs. J. L. Beard. The bodies were taken to Fry Funeral Home at Tuscola. The car was a total loss. Investigators were Highway Patrolmen C. A. Cockrell and D. R. Womack. Broken Rail Blamed In Wreck of Chiei NEEDLES. Calif., Nov. 26 m~k broken rail was blamed today for the derailment of nine cars of the eastbound Santa Fe Chief m the train traveled at a mile-a-minute clip across the Mojave Desert last night. Ninety • five passengers were aboard the train. Thirty-five were reported bruised or shaken, but only two were hospitalized. Both were only slightly hurt. One planned to leave tonight and the other early tomorrow. The others have resumed their journeys. It was at a remote point near Cadiz, five miles from the nearest highway and 62 miles west of here that the Chicago-bound train, reported by Santa Fe to have been traveling 65 to 70 miles per hour on an uphill grade, left the tracks. Service on the main line was halted about seven hours while emergency repairs were made, emergency repairs were made. Woman Fined for Crosswalk Violation First pers(Mt fined on failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk since City Judge A. K. Doss announced recently his minimum fine policy, drew a $25 fine this week. An Abilene woman was fined $25 for failure to stop for a school child in a crosswalk at the sign at North Eighth and Orange Sts. __    Employes    in the City Court tick- about what the fleet might do il office said they recalled that one of the many offshore Nationalist outposts was threatened. There was no indication that the fleet was needed today, or that the Nationalists asked for its help. President Chiang Kai-shek told another woman was fined on the same offense prior to Judge Doss’ announcement of his policy. Doss said recently that the minimum fines he will levy for failure to stop for pedestrians in cross- interviewers just the other day walks are: caped damage, Mrs. She thought the fire might have    su o a. ...c.,.%a been caused by children playing in shore islands, the Reds would not the empty section of the barn. that if the United States openly committed itself to defend the off- $25. (2) dare attack them. (I) Where no accident results. Whenever a pedestrian is struck by a violating vehicle, tlüO, ÇHOPFiNfii PAY5 m M# SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS What is a Jew? A Catholic? A Christian Scientist? What do Baptists believe? Methodists? Episcopalians? Sunday’s Reporter-News will contain the first in a series to answer those questions. To explain the differences and closeness of the different faiths. Outstanding authorities in each of the faiths will present their views in two installments each in this special series to be published each Sunday. Sunday’s Reporter-News also will continue to reflect the Christmas season spirit with stories of plans for the Key City as the Christmas City. The West Texas Doll Show will open next Friday. Pictures and details will present this intriguing facet of Abilene at Christmas. You can reserve extra copies of Sunday’s Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents. County Precinct Boundaries Hit Redislrictiiig of Taylor County to j City Manager Austin P. Hancock give the city of Abilene more fav- said this is one of the few coun-orable representation on the Coun- ties in Texas which don’t help ty Commissioners Court is desir ed by Abilene City Commission and the city manager. That was brought out in a discussion at Friday morning’s commission meeting. No action was taken to starts a campaign. The city officials expressed a feeling that Abilene doesn't re- cities finance out-of-city fire runs. Commissioner J. Floyd Malcom cited Odessa and Ector County as an area where the city’s fire-fighting activities benefitting the county are given adequate financial help from the county. Mayor C. E. Gatlin said, and City Atty. Alex Bickley agreed. ceive enough financial cooperation that an amendment to the state from the county on welfare ex-! constitution would be necessary to penses, fire • fighting and other. make possible effective redistrict-projects.    I ing of a county.t. ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: November 26, 1954

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