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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas LXXIV, NO. 167 MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS it Byron ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBERS. 1954 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Rebuke to McCarthy Censure Refused On Zwicker Talk HRh, I-ATHhR, BABY by police, a father holding his crying baby son struggles up a hill as he flees from flames sweeping through a squatters' village in Kow- loon, native quarter of Hong Kong. Forty huts were destroyed and 200 persons made homeless. In the smoke-shrouded' background are others fleeing the flames Jurors Get Shotgun Slaying Case, Halt Work Till Today BIG SPRING, Dec, 2 bow aw Bar tlcolarry tortled te the opening. Th. show Wffl bo Mitt p.m. toiotfrt, totality (Mm a.m to Ml Iran I WASHINGTON, Dee. Z j Senate voted official condemnation j of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's con- duct on two counts today by a 67-22 vote, but refused to censure him for a "denunciation" of Brig. Gen, Ralph W. Zwieker. In a tense, hushed finale to weeks and months of blazing con- troversy, the Senate completed its sole major item of business at a four-week extraordinary session by declaring: 1. The .Wisconsin Republican's failure to help a 1951-52 investi- gating subcommittee, and his "abuse" of the group's members, are "condemned" on the ground they obstructed "the constitutional processes of the Senate." 2. McCarthy's "C o m m u n i st handmaiden" and other charges against the Walkins committee, which recommended censure for him, likewise are "hereby con- demned." Vote HeW But another of Zwicker when the general peared before McCarthy's Investi- gations subcommittee last Febru- even came to a vote. By a 64-23 margin, (he Senate voted to rebuke McCarthy for his blasts at the Welkins committee instead. McCarthy, his injured arm in a sling, came into the chamber when the final vole was in progress. He paused at the center rear door, (hen: walked behind (he last row of seats on the Re- publican side just as man who started Ihe censure move, 74-year- old Sen. Flanders sang out a firm Grinning, McCarthy laid hand on Flanders' shoulder with a sort of let bygones be bygones air. Flanders looked up, shook a fore- finger at McCarthy and, his ex- pression unsmiling, said some- :hing inaudible from galleries. McCarthy took his seat then, voted "present" rather than or "no" when his name was called, and was deep in a conversation with Sen. Ferguson who had voted against him, when the final tally was announced. McCar- thy didn't even look up. Supporters Hilarious Some of his supporters put on a burst of hilarity at the end. Laughing, Sen. Bridges IR-NH) asked if the word "censure" ap- peared anywhere in the resolution finally adopted at this "McCarthy censure session." Vice President Nixon, in (he chair, replied that it 'did not. "Then it is not a censure reso- inquired Bridges, while Sen. Jenner IR-lnd) doubled up with laughter and other McCarthy backers grinned broadly. Nixon replied that the resolution relates to the conduct of McCarthy that senators can make their own iolerpretalion of it. There was another immediate foliowup: Flanders, who launched the now successful drive with a floor speech last June 1, arose and apologized to the Senate and to had left by that some of his re- mark J. Flanders didn't say exactly what he was apologizing for, bat asked unanimous, consent It bate "a few paragraphs" stricken frotn Senate's permanent files. WeDcer (R-Idahol, McCar- thy's unofficial floor manager, de- mandeo' of the elderly Verrrionterr "Why did you not apologize before this later Flanders replied he would pick See MCCARTHY, PC. i CENSURED Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) appears undisturbed as he holds his glasses with'his injur- ed arm and waves a telephone. Vice City Witness Stabbed on Street PHENIX CITY, Dec. 1 A wit- ness who testified yesterday before a grand jurj'Jnrestigating the mur- i. Patterson w in the throat and seriously wound ed on a Phenix City street tonight He was identified as Johnnie F. Griffon, 35, who worked in a cafe just a few yards from the spot where Patterson was shot to death the night of. June IB. The murder of Patterson, attor- Pope Fighting for Life; Romans Pray for Recovery Life Sentence For Killing Hunter CADILLAC, Mich., Dec. 2 Michael Stevens, 15. was sentenced o life imprisonment for murder to- day in last month's falat shooting ot Hugh Flake, 68, a deer hunter. The boy broke down and cried in his mother's arms after Circuit Judge Howard L. Campbell passed sentence. Earlier In the hearing the rOuth had shown no remorse. Police said Michael admitted de- liberately shooting Flake with a stolen rifle Nov. 16 saying, "I did it but I don't know why." Juvenile Court waived jurisdic- tion in the case. Michael, who lias a long record of arrests as a boy Mirglar and for automobile thefls, twice own in training school. THE WEATHER v. a, or rn VICINITY AND VICINITY Pailly mild Friday. and SaturtUy. la nM-W? MOUTH CF.tVTKAt, FTldAT Md wkTtnw WEST TKXAS EAirr' TKXAS cfcu_ JUKI ttichlQ' eorth SOUTH CENTHAL TCXAS rtMKltiwM And IM Mftli n A.M. VATICAN Friday, Dec. 3 Pius Xir has suffered a Severe collapse, with a weakening of the gallant heart that has served him through 55 years of priesthood. Early today there was grave anxiety for his life. Tlirougli the night, troubled Ro- mans gathered in spacious St. Peter's Square and knelt on the cobblestones to pray for recovery of their Pope and bishop. The Vatican's vicar general, Clement Cardinal Micara, urged .he world's 425 million Roman Catholics to join in (he prayers. Members of the Pope's family, the Pacellis, were near his bedside, in his simple while-walled bed- room. Doctor at Bit Sitt Dr. Riccardo Galeaxii-Lisi, pny- siclan to the 78-year-old pontiff, was constantly at his side. He had made emergency X rays and called in a surgeon for consulta- tion. The Pope had been ID before in the nearly IE years he had head- ed the church, but never gravely. This M a re- currence of the gastritis and hic- cuping lhat sapped the Pope's strength last seri- ous last weekend. His collapse yes- terday weakened his heart, and there also was an indication that his condition was aggravated by an ulcer. Extremely Weak He was extremely weak and had been unable to any food by mouth for several days. His phy- sician yesterday afternoon de- scribed the Pope as conscious and completely lucid. But apparently was unconscious for a time af- his collapse. One Rome newspaper said ho had asked for Extreme Unction, Ttan, r.m. II ot JT it >l U SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS the sacrament administered to Catholics in danger of death. But the Vatican press office denied lhat Pius had asked for the last sacrament. In the hushed corridors of trie vast Vatican palace, church dig- nitaries waited anxiously. At midnight; Msgr. Angelo Dell 'Acqua, substitute secretary ot state, had a word of cheer with the announcement, "The situation is unchanged. There U nothing new." CeaMtka Setimi But highly placed sources made it clear Ihe Pope's condition was indeed serious. Cardinal Micara announced the Pope would be unable to attend the closing ceremony of the Mari- an year, to be held Dec. 8 in Rome's Basilica at St. Mary Ma- jor. Rome's Mayor Salvalore Rebec- chini interrupted a session of the City Council to express the wish for preservation of the Pope's llle. The entire Council, including Com- munists, stood in hushed silence as the mayor ipoke. From Washington, President Eia- enhower also expressed hope for Pius' speedy The Pope Isy pale and feebie oa a three-quarter mahogany bed in his white-walled bedroom overlooking St. Peter's Square. Have You Placed Your Want Ad For The Weekend If you've forgotten .to catt In that Wont Ad for the coming week- end, do it now! Your Want Ad though H li little in H a big thing to formal. You won't wont to announce-. Ing your ptoduct, or wont M daily nudtn of The Abilene Reporter- Nevw. H con mean tea of Ion of rant, not Hndina ttxrt tott article, ,v A Want Ad to o Mg thine to tntmbw. So, dial 2-7141 now and let of our ad toktn htla you form your ad. Word adt received dolly until f. M. except Saturday when noon It deod- adl will received until men Frktay for Sun- ooy pwMfCOnon.. CeM now) The to POPE PIUS 3OI (reat heart weaken ney general-ncrr.inate of Alabama; touched off a clampdown on this lown on the Georgia- Griffin told >National Guard in- vestigators alter regaining con- sciousness tbat be "was stabbed by a Negro but that he didn't know his name. Witnesses corroborated the story. Gritfin iesufieu before uit grand jury yesterday and still had a sub- poena in his pocket when officers went through bis clothing to iden- tify him. FIRE CAUSE: BLAZING MULE WAYCROSS, Ga., Dec. 2 A follow-up story in today's issue of the weekly Charlton County Herald cleared up the origin of a fire thai burned over. acres of valuable timber. A Negro woods worker had a hand-warming fire burning in a container in his wagon. His mule began switching its tail. The tail plopped into the container of fire. When the hair began to burn short the mule took off through the woods. Texas Senators Condemn McCarthy WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (JB-Both Texas senators, Johnson and Dan- iel, today voted for the two reso- lutions condemning Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) for various acts. U.S., Chiang SignZ-Way Security Pad WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 United States and Nationalist China today sighed a mutual, se- curity treaty in which the United States pledged thai it would con- sider an attack on Formosa Mdan- geroiii to its own peace and safety." The pact, which wiU last indef- initely, was signed by Secretary of State Dulles for the United States and by Foreign Minister George Yeh of the Republic of China. This is the formal name of Chiang Kai-shek's regime. The key position in the text, which the State Department re- leased after it was signed, says: "Each parly recognizes that an armed attack in the West Pacific area directed against the territor- ies of either of the parties would be dangerous to its own peace and safety and declares it would act to meet the common danger in ac- cordance with its constitutional processes." Texas Girl Kidnapped HOUSTON, Dec, I 4-rear- okl girl, central figure fa an Aw- home. Mrs. Thelnu Walsh said the be- lieves her husband, Walsh, M, wealthy Aoa. tralia, builder, is responsible for taking ol their daughter, Pamela Marie. Two men were suu to have seized the screaming youngster yesterday on the lawn. One of the men left oh the Iswn an Australian court order saying Walsh had been granted custody of the child. Mrs.'Walsh, fcrmer airline ticket clerk here, has filed a d I r c e suit in district court. She said that a year ago she and Pamela slipped out of Australia after a court there bad awarded her the child's cus- today but ordered her out to leave. 'Day of Triumph' Movie for Youth AUSTIN, Dec. 1 Youth Development Council today urged parents and children to see-a forth- coming motion picture entitled "Day of scheduled for work! premier at Tyler Dec. 17. The Rev. Walter Kerr, council chairman, said the film depicting the life of Christ will be sbawe statewide following its Tyler mier. Sewer Bonds Voted COLLEGE STATION, Tex., Dec. 2 of College Station, with some population, today approved a bond issue to build the first sewage tetrL CHRISTMAS NOT ALL CHEER Man Asks Goodfellows for Food; Schoolboy Needs Shoes, Clothes Christmas taft. Chatter. High heels clicking on the sidewalk. Punled men customers. Tint's1 the city shopping district before Christmas. A woman say- inf to another, "I can't decide between the jeweled sweater or the velvet bag." But there'c another part of the city. The part that seadi letters for help to the GoodfeUows. Letters that say, "I am a "I need help." They come from women and children from men. Ooo raaa wrote to the Good- feUows Hiking for help (Or three women. One, the mother, u an eWerty invalid. The two daughters an kept w busy taking of bar (key cant work. "Tfcey aren't wishing far money or for he wrote. help them on Christmas." A schoolboy, 11, totd the Good- feltows that "there are four of la ichool and sometime can go we are in need far shew, asd. ctethes sa! sws da ante miss school bat aom- ttrae 1 caat tt. hardest to that food sad clo- thing. So far, has been col- lected for the fund. Checks, payable to the Goodfel- lows, can be mailed to The Re- porter-News. CeBeeiol As for toys, about toys were collected la a two-day drive. That was doable last amount playthings. OB Tuesday, 11 Marine reserv- ists and Army roeraitan picked up toys ban the wrta of Abilene. Wednesday tat work- en fot toys from the south side. Toys are being repaired at the Central Fire Station. North Fourth and Cedar SU. They win thai be distributed to stations fer repair and painting. Toys rtiE can be giro 07 esfl- iag WM1, or by taking them to the Marine headquarters, 1M1 South Third S. or U fire staJkri. Latest contributors to the Ml Padwra Cfab Mr. and Mrs. E. E. HaD 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hudson Hattie Crisham 10.00 Vereon B. Cox 10.W Club 2.54 Mrs. C. W. Cowden Ungren Frailer 50.00 Mrs. Lavidia Ward 5.M J. S. Bradbury S.M Previously acknowledged 4M.M TOTAL Carpenters Ered Toy Store Waft Members eC the Carpnten eal rf AbileM, No, IMt, pitched la WtdMKbv night to Tan Bio mm pit ap a waBti partition and an b On Geod- Toy SUtWahot M, The workers won I, L. Craftan. W. C. Niwborry, fcra C M. MMig, J. 0. XWnB, C. M. ice..