Abilene Reporter News, December 9, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1954, Abilene, Texas MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIX, NO. 173 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, DEC. J954-JTHIRTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5t SUNDAY We yob Situation 'Better' in U.S. WASHINGTON, Dec. I hiring in the nation's mills and factories brought "further ira- proweinent in the job situation" in November despite some increase in total unemployment, the Com- merce and Labor Departments re- ported today. Unemployment went to a rise of from October. But tht climh was only about hall as great as is normal in the season of dwindling activity la farming, building, and food packing. Farm Workers Employment declined be- cause more than one million farm workers dropped out, but factory jobs reached the highest total since March and over-all nonfarro em- ployment hit a 1954 high. Back-to-work calls in auto, steel, and other industries helped to hold total employment, at This was nearly half a million below the November, 195S, total. The job report, compiled by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, contained these further evidences of moderate business recovery: Longer Work Week 1. The factory work week length- ened from hours to W.i, reach- ing the 1953 level for the first time this year. J. Factory pay rose to an aver- age of a week for production workers, a new all-time record. tt was cents above October. J. While 'retiring in' the auto was the biggest factor in a rise of manufacturing em- of the usual No- vember x p i n s i o n was shown also in electrical machinery and in metals; in textiles, the drop was less than seasonal. 4. The Departments reported a 'substantial" rise in the number of full-time workers. 5. Unemployment covered by state jobless pay showed "no sig- nificant it was reported, n contrast to rise of about 10 r cent common at this time of year. Fire Damages Jersey Barn At Fair Part The West Texas Fair Associa- tion jersey barn in Fair Park was damaged by fire abou> Wednesday. The fire was blamed oo young- sters who had beea playing ta'a loft they had made of boards, wire and straw above the eeihaf Joists. Fire Marshal Len Btackwoed said be was toid a group of boys were seen dashing acnm nearby football field just before barn. Damage was'primarily to the tar paper roof and a ventilation net stop the barn. Abilene Public Schools furniture and lumber' and light poles owned by the West Texas Fair Assocta- stored ai the bans. "They were apt extensively dam- aged. Cily Supt. of Parks Soott Fixes Mid the fire was reported him by two young boyn. The youths were later questioned by Fire Mar- shal Blackwood and cleared of any implication in the fire. Fixes said the building and she loft had been used as a "public playhouse" by a horde ef Abilene youngsters. He said he was at the opinion that Insurance coverage was car- ried by the fair associatloa ost the building. tank Scorch Now in San Antonio ;SAN ANTONIO, Dec. s un A search for two men who held up a Dallas bank Monday centered today from San Antonia U the bor dcr. The men robbod the suburoao Oak Lawn Bank. One, described as tall and dktinguisbed-lookiiif, took fg.m from the bank jost after opened. He escaped In a ci driven by another man. WINDOW GIVES UP THE GHOST A plate glass window at Camera, toe., H4J North Sec- ood St. gave up the start about p.m Wednesday. Mel Thurman of the firm said the glass about by feet just dislntergrated into pieces about "at big w your hand." Window shoppers across street told police they thought they saw a light flash and then heard the glass falling. Thurman said then was no evidence of an attempted bur- glary. He said a similar incident had occurred about five years ago to a double glass door, one side of which fell out. The other' side just went "click, click, click and shattered into small pieces but remained In." Lodge Appeals to UN To Get Airmen Freed PLEAS POURING IN Goodfellows' Cash For Short of Need "Dear Goodfellows: "We will be looking for you." That ended a plea from a family of 10 who "would appreciate a basket for Christmas and some bed clothing." Unless more Abilenians become Goodfellows, fulfillment of the mul- titude of pleas may fall short this year. Through Wednesday less than one-fifth enough money had heen [iven by the more fortunate Abi- lenians. The time is drawing near when the Goodfellows will make their yearly visits. A TO-year-old Clyde woman who finds "happiness hi doing for oth- ers" has set a high goal for Goodfelknrs to shoot at this year. The woman, whose husband died in March, has been buying prints sod making them into dresses and shirts. She has given away about garments, but still has about IS to give to some needy children. She h) sending the garments to the Goodfellows. unemployment and oth- er factors contribute to the needs citod the letters to Mr. Good- fellow. Most want only a Christmas dinner, some clothing and toys. Money should sent to the Reporter-News. Persons having clothing to do- nate may give it U it U unused to the City-County Welfare Depart- ment Used clothing should be left with the Salvation Army. The latest contributors: Previously acknowledged Mr. and Mrs. Floyd McCarty 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Homer Scott... 10.00 J. S. Hiatt :..................10.00 Burn B. Meador 5-00 Fairmont Methodist Church.. 10.00 C. M. CaWwell...............15.00 Mrs. Edith E. Dilta........... 5.00 Hubert G. Johnson........... 5.00 Mrs. J. A. Hutchison.........5.00 Mrs. Joyce Poore 5.00 Mrs. D. D. Parramore.......15.00 Mrs. .Gordon Ginocchio 1.00 TbeU 'Sigma Chapter-Beia Sigma Phi.................. 3.00 E. R. McDaniel ..............15.00 Mae Belle McDaniel .........10.00 V. C. Perini, Jr. Family ...50.00 Raymond Wray, D. C........10.00 Exchange Club ..............25.00 Slae Kelley ..................10.00 TOTAL: NEWS INDEX W SKTiOM A 4, S 4 TV SfCTION I OH 11, IS fmrm A Meriteh 4, I a, 7 I 10 11-14 IS 1st Stale Bank Hikes Surplus, OKs Bonuses An increase of JjO.uCO in the s. lu account of First State Bank was announced Wednesday by Briggs Todd, president, after a monthly meeting of the bank's >oard of directors. The increase of First State tank's surplus .from to brings the total capital ac> counts to W60.000, Increase W pproximately cent. new surplus of fiao.tta-is early three times the VTO.OOO sur- lus at the time First State Bank pened for business Nov. II, IMS. "This increase provides, addition- al'strength and builds a base for urther Todd said. "This lowing back of profits into the trength of the bank evidences the confidence of the directors in the growth of Abilene and tie surrounding territory-" Malta's. Salary Todd said that the deposits of 'irst State Bank now stand st an all-lime high. He added that prof- ts for 1M4 have been satisfactory nd a one month salary for a Christmas bonus to employes was approved at the meeting Wednes- day. First State has a staff per- ons. Other officers of bank, la lition to Todd, are John A. Wright, Jack Hughes and Jasper Allbright, vice presidents; lister Morton, cashier, and J. E. Smith, assistant cashier. Board members are E. L. Tboro- on, chairman; Charles P. Mc- Gaha, vice chairman; T. S. Ann- strong, J. E. Connally, Eibert Hall, Samuel S.. Hill. Hughes, V, C. rini, Jr., Frank E, Smith, W. R Smith, 0. B. Stephens, Todd said Dr. L, J. Webster. RKUTHEK OONCHUTVATBI MsTCHBlX Sec. of Ubor JaiMt atatdk.il, ML ctMtpttulaUd by Walter CIO prMkttaders at the CIO cdaveniion takes a geuerally moic optlmiittic view of cooditioni nex year than the CIO previously had recognized. It estimates that IKS will be a better year than 1K4, but not so good as ItSl. K anticipates increase of 1H to JV4 per cent hi total production of goods' and services, although saying this will not be eoough to Insure full em- ployment. In fact, tt says the IMf jobless average may be hlghe than la. UM. The somewhat rosier view of the future was believed to be UM basis tor t lumber ef speeches outlining bargaining cam- strikes the auU, frepere strike rastda aw! to "hit KM bricks" GlobalWar Fear Fading, ke Reports WASHINGTON, Dec. S ent Eisenhower said today the ree world's fears of a global war ave diminished in the last four ears. He said the last year itself as brought a considerable accom- lishment in his "atoms-for-peace" roposal. Eisenhower gave his appraisal o an overflow crowd at his weekly ews conference. The crowd was welled past 200 by the thought he ust might fire back at Sen. Mc- arthy (R-Wis) who publicly harged him with weakness toward ommunism, Hoeefml Dkappaiated In that, the hopeful were disap- xrinted. To the very first question McCarthy's ower said firmly that he was not oing to indulge in personal vitu- seration or quarrels of any kind. He grew serious and his brow wrinkled when a reporter asked 'urn whether he thought the hances of peace had increased ince' he took office in January 1953. Then he went on to say the ean the free world has of global are at a lower level than ley were when he left Columbia Jniversily to go to Europe to head p the North Atlantic Treaty Or- anization. That was in January 851, four years ago next month. He mentioned the atoms-for- peace progress In his opening an- ouncement, noting that this is the irst anniversary of his offering the idea at the United Nations. It Bvisioned a pooling of atomic materials and knowledge for the ood of all nations, rather than or destruction of any. SMBC Eisenhower said that while prog- ress has not come up to hopeful xpectations, there had been a con- id er able accomplishment. He said Secretary of Slate Dulles would um up the achievements later. The conference skipped about among diplomatic, political and ven semihumorous q u e s t i o ns. Among the topics: was asked what danger he taw to the Repub- ican party in "what appears to be a declaration of war by McCar- uy." He suggested is reply that GLOBAL, I MeiteltolayCase On U.S. 80 Before Commission Jan. 25 Merkd citicens who are oppos ng a by-pass of U. S. M freeway through the north part of Merke win be able jo lay their case he- ore the Texas Highway Commis- sion Jan. IS. The Highway Commission an- nounced Thursday this would be he date ef its next public meet icg. t The commission had notified Mer- iel citizens they would be given a pubtic hearing at its next meet "58- Lester Dortoo, manager of Tay Jo- Eeetrie Co-operative, who serr ed as spokesman for a committee Tom Merkel at a meeting Monday the district highway engineer' office, said UM committee will represented at the bearing by ai Austin attorney and that some e the Merkel committee may also attend the bearing. THEWEATHR w, or COMMKBTC Stowtr rirtw >tKr bgr mm- FtUU Noirrn CENTStAi. TUAS 4 Itarator. WMM kt WHT TEXAS Mr mtt nd CAST rkk mt rrtter. t DEFENSE HUDDLE a session at the first degree murder trial of Samuel H. Sheppard, lawyers and members of the fam Uy held this conference in the jury box in Cleveland, 0. Left to right, Dr. Richard N. Sheppard, attorney Fred W. Garmone, Mrs. Richard N. Sheppard, Dr. Stephen Sheppard, chief defense counsel William J. Corri- gan, attorney Arthur E. Petersilge, and wi'th back to camera, Mrs. Stephen Sheppard. (AP) Dr. Sheppard's Broken Neck Described as'Little Thing" i CLEVELAND, Dec, unuel Sheppard's widely heralded roken neck was described today y a friendly witness as a possible chip little thing." The testimony came from Dr.: Flick, a tall, gray X-ray analyst at Sheppard's osteopathkf ital. He was a defense witness at Sheppard's trial for the July 4 iurder of his pregnant wife, farilyn. For six to eight weeks after the laying, the SO-year-oId osteopath a neck brace and his brother said the neck was broken by an unknown stranger who killed Mari- vn. The state has been trying to rove the Injury trivial, the brace nnecessary. Callecte EUUCUM Dr. Flick testified he was called n to examine the first X prints the morning of July 4. J.S., China Blasted 'I saw a shadow that Is consis- tent with separation .of the lower Jack tip (of the second vertebrae of the neck) which would be a Dr. Flick recalled. "It's t thine which we duneteroe at a chip fracture." The analyst conceded it was so vague that it took bun bours to assure himself it wasn't Just a flaw on tne X-ray print. Dr. Flick testified that two other sets of X-rays were made without again detecting the chip fracture. The third set was shot with Dr. Sheppard'e neck brace off. Shown the third print, Dr. Flick was asked >T assistant prosecutor Thomas Parrino: "In the last picture de you see any Ween Tee. FM tt "No, I the witness re- plied. "You take a fracture where you find H sad when you find tt. first X-ray was taken at inches, the others at 71 inches. Sore, ft isnl there hot mat doesn't TOKYO, Thursday, Dee. t tn- "remier Chou En-lal of Communist China today called the U.S.-Nation- alist mutual defense treaty "a rave provocation against the People's Republic of China." And unless the United States withdraws its forces frw: Nation- alist Formosa and Formosa Strait 'it must take upon itself all the grave Chou de- clared in a statement broadcast by Peiping radio. "On behalf of the government of he People's Republic of Chou said, "I hereby declare: "Taiwan (Formosa) Is China's territory and (president) Chiang Kai-shek (of Nationalist Chin.) is the public enemy of the Chinese people. "To liberate Taiwan and liqui- date the traitorous Chalcg Kai-shek clique is a matter which falls es- .irely within the scope of China's sovereignty and internal affairs and no interference at any foreign country will be tolerated." It was Chou's second attack. of the week on the treaty sisjoed last week in Washington under which the United States would protect Formosa and .the nearby Pesca- dores from Red lavasloc. The Premier, who also Is foreign minister, nsserted the defense pact "has no legal basis whatever and ls null and void." He styled tt "a treaty ef war and aggression." Slow Warm-Up Due Today and Friday Slowly rising temperatures an due Thursday and Friday la the wake of the Abilene area's latest "cold front." The dry, fast-moving (rout hit here about a.m. Wednesday and held the tempera- ture for the day to degrees. The low early Thursday moraiag was forecast lor the degree range. Fair skies sod light variable winds will accompaoy the warm- up. The mercury Thursday should be aad near Friday. prove tt first taken at X inches." The state hat penalty, accusing Dr. beating his 11-year-old wife to death after an illicit ion affair with a pretty young former labora- tory technician in his hospital. The osteopath insist! Mariljra was killed by a bushy-hairet stranger who twice beat him into unconsciousness and left him lying on the Lake Erie .beach of his suburban home IB Bay Village, IX miles west ef here. 48-5 Vote Puts Case On Agenda By .FRANCIS W. CARPENTER TJNITH> NATIONS, N.Y4 Cabot Lodge Jr. mght appealed urgently to the U.N.': Assembly to throw Hj moral force lehind demand for the release ef 1 American airmen jailed as spies i Red China. He also called upon the Com- munists to send home hundreds of otter TJ.N. personnel not yet Striated. He said the list totalled fto names. The chief American, deiegato Beaded to s tense Assembly Im- mediately after the delegates rode Soviet bloc objections and voted tt-S to put the case of the airmen on its agenda. The Assem- bly also voted for an immedi- aie debate, bv-passing the usual committee action. Strongly supported by Britisfi Minister of State Anthony Nutting and Canadian Foreign Secretary Lester B. Pearson, Lodge caned far prompt passage of a resolution by the W Korean War Allies. This would ask the secretary general, Dag Hammarskjold, to use "con- tinaine; sad anremrttiBi> efforts" to ebtaia the of atrrnea and hack by Dec. M. The debate on putting the cora- pUiBt en the Assembly's agenda was iong and Lodge opened it With an ajtjgtLoa Corn- Dr. Flick contradicted the testi- mony of a previous cal witness, Dr. Clifford C. Foster 47-year-old short, bachelor osteo- path at Sheppard's Bay View Hos- pital. Dr. Foster said Dr. Sheppard'i X-ray prints still were wet when he examined them abort p.m. July 4. There has beest testimony that wet films arc less reliable thaa dry However, Dr. Fbck said the were dry whoa he them around noun some three aocrs be- Dr. Foster. Mack aarf Bate Mark Dr. Foster testified be noticed faded black and blue mark the skia of Dr. Sheppard's neck about the sise ei thombmark Parrino tried to show Dr. Saap- pard cook) ban braised hat on neck by daapix his hands to it whfle ceoplaigtea; ef "Would yea tare that fading em the asked Par- rino. "I suppose you coald, Ur Foster replied. However, nader ewed defeosv Dr. Fester testified TOT ef the firm optanau chat had to cane treat injury sad a from actually wjre spies aad that the ram.-10 hot a roata te the absentee best at clerk's erSee. SHOPPWODAYS TO CHRISTMAS Abilene-Howley Rood Route Purchase Hears Completion Purchase ef right-of-way for the four-lane expressway between Abi- kae and Bawiey may be complet- ed by the end of this week, except for a few tracts which may have '.a be condemned. Otin Potts, right-of-way agent tar lanes County, said Wednesday that he hopes to have, s-cned deeds ta most of the right-of-way by Satur- day night. Out of separate deeds cover- the ricbt-of-waj- frem Haw- ley to the Tijlor-Jones County eight been sloed, PMta said that condemnatioa salts may have to be fUed against three er taor Tht Teas Highway Cewimisriesi has the Zt mUes ef V. IV VMB sfeae Ahfleaw at a freeway aa4 the Bret M ____ Taatol a> District i. C (Jake) Roberts said WnfrmJay that sar- ef this ftrateh is almost complete and plans are being push- ed rapidly as possible te slake possible early ef a trart. Bebertt the ceatract possibly seeing. Hi added that Jeaw ty is one ef [itsrtlu te thai district that haw ehti.ii right- of-way faster thM the em- -1 __ The other ts tfcisiatd The aai a feet whto. An aWfeaal te tMr-law nlatUipal Ktajiml way VHain Ifcnrhy Tay- hw Narth ef Bawtoy Te make way for the freeway, three eerriw ststiaas mi .'threw residences wttl to sMKfal between Hawley awi the Tartar County Hue. The aev financed (MSB ReM Dtolft M Stnkatg rwd. Thai tmi started back si that County voted te first Wld highways. Purpeee ef Rod was a> tare beads, which wtl he er tear jam i tuasi A Garrett iM Wiaiiiiay that at to raBrtaf. (hi rahi trkt's ;

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