Abilene Reporter News, December 11, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

December 11, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1954, Abilene, Texas COOL gbtttm "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 175 ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, DEC. PAGES PRICE DAILY 5e, SUNDAY lOe UN Secretary Will Seek Direct Talks on Airmen EX-SOLICITOR BOOKED FOR Rus- sell County, Ala., Circuit Solicitor Arch Ferrell, left, is ar- rested on "an indictment charging him with the murder of Alabama Attorney-General nominate A. L. Patterson. Alabama Investigator C. S. Pryor is at right, Rain, Hold Down Volefor Senator Eagerness to get to the Fort Wrth-Abilene football game at Fort Worth, the threatening as- spects of the sky and "general conspired to keep the balloting low in the special election Saturday for State Sena- tor in the 24th District, according to a sampling of returns at boxes in the city at a.m. At Box No. 1, Court House. Mrs. Jess Blamon reported only 38 Church Sign Again Ripped Off Building ROME UB in civilian clothes today ripped down a sign from the American supported Church of Christ less than 24 hours after it had been replaced. It was restored yesterday after a 10-month legal battle which ap- parently had ended in a peaceful solution. Police removed the stone- lettered sign "Chiesa di Cristo" from the Evangelical church for ths first time last February. An unidentified American in civilian clothes who tried to take pictures today was shoved and his camera was confiscated. Walter Attenni, an Associated Press photographer, also tried to take pictures but was warned by police his camera would 6e taken away. Cline R. Faden of Brownfield anJ Lubbock, Tex., was called to police headquarters earlier and told police would take the sign down if he didn't. Paden, one of the organizers of the Church of Christ in Itay after the war, said the police official who talked to him said he did not care about a court decision yes- terday which found a police com- missioner guilty of having abused his powers in having the sign re- moved. "We think Paden quoted him as saying. :The Church of Christ has sought j-u r i d i cal recognition for its churches in Italy since the end of the war, thus far without success had been case up to a.m Saturday. The potential there is about 350. At the Butternut Fire Station No. Box, 0. J. Hamilton, election lage, reported only 71 had voted. The potential there is about 'otes. The threatening rain, he be- lieved was one cause of the small early balloting. At the McMurry Golden Star Dormitory. McMurry College Box S'o. 7, Bob Wylie, election judge, only 22 had voted up to a.m. The potential vote there s 750. Wylie did not think either he Fort Worth football or hreatening rain-, had much to- do with the low vote. He opined tolthe view of "general indifference." Polls will close'at 7 p.m. Sat- urday. They opened at 8 a.m. Sev en candidates are in the race. They are former State Senator Pat Bui ock, Colorado City; State Rep Truett Larimer of Abilene; Daviy the man during the attack. The second rapist was describe i about 35 years old, 1 inches tall, and weighing about 179 KUDOS. Employes of Texts Block Co Concrete Previously acknowledged Total: Smog Is Problem In Tokyo, Also TOKYO over. Los An- geles. Smog is a problem here too. The Tokyo Chamber of Com- merce in' Industry Friday an- nounced it has drawn up a six- point program to combat increased ud toot k tte S-DDaySel Wednesday The Texas Safety Association, Inc. reminds: you that next Wed- nesday, will be 3-D day (Safe-driv- ing It might just as appro- priately be called safe driv- ing night. Actually, Dec. 15 is one of the shortest, days of the year. From midnight to midnight on Dec. 15 there wilt be'more than 14 hours of darkness, less than 10 hours of daylight. It's possible to travel safely aft- er dark, but more difficult.'The wise, old owl can do it, but he keeps both his "headlights" burn- ing. A one-eyed owl would run into a "one-eyed" driver it inviting trouble, too. Be prepared. Check your head- your Ullllghts, stop lights and directional signal lights. Don't forget to dim your lights when meeting or following others tfttrdark. THE WEATHER C. S. DETAmTMEST OF COXHEBCE WEATHEK Bt'tEAU ABILENE AND Mostly cloudy Saturday with scattered Hjht showers Colder with clearing skies Saturday nlfbt. Continued cool Sunday. High Saturday near 65. low Saturday night near 35 hijh Sunday In the 50's. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Cloudy with showers and scattered thunderstorms this aftonixin tonlsnt. Tamlns raider tonight. Lowest 3HO west portion tonixht Sunday cloudy and colder. WEST TEXAS Snow flurries ta Paa handle tonight. Scattered showers and toca thunderstorms, Sunday partly cloudy and rather cold. EAST TEXAS Ctood? and wanner with showers. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS rarUy cloudy and warm with scattered showers TEJWEHATtmES Fri. P.M. A M 31 HUk'iid'idw Umperadires'tor boors at a.m. C5 and K. W and tow MM Bart, uxta, MUM Baraeotar rwdttf M nr Refusal On Case Feared UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. Secretary Gen- eral Dag Hammarskjold was reliably reported today to lave made a bid to Red China for direct talks on the 11 American fliers held as spies. A diplomatic source said the Secretary General had ent a communication to Peiping asking whether the Chi- nese Communists would be willing to discuss the case. Ke was understood to have indicated he would make himself available for such talks if Peiping would talk. This, it was understood, included' the possibility of a trip to Peiping, if necessary. U.N. officials declined comment. Hammarskjold had old associates, however, that he regarded the case of the liers as the greatest challenge that the office of Secretary Jeneral had ever faced. This led to the belief that he would not treat yesterday's Assembly directive as a routine mat- The Assembly resolution called upon Hammarskjold to make "continuing and unremitting efforts" to get the fliers released. Because of the condemnation included in the Assembly resolution, there was some belief the Chinese Reds might refuse to discuss the case wjth the Secretary General. The Chinese already had ebuffed efforts of India to w mm Japans New Chief Pledges Amity foU.S. TOKYO W Japan's new gov- ernment promised today that con- iriued collaboration .with, the United States and other non-Com- munist nations will get first prior- ity over expanding trade with Rus- sia and Red China. Foreign Minister Mamoru Shi- gemitsu formally enunciated 'the policy following prime Minister [chiro Hatoyama's first meeting ;et the filers released. Hammarskjold quickly accepted the mission after the Assembly yesterday approved, 47-5, a resol- lion introduced by the United States and its 15 Korean Allies ccn- emning Peiping for jailing the liers and demanding then: re- ease. Thi vote wai taken after two days of bitter East-West debate. The only opposing ballots were cast by the five-nation Soviet bloc which fought the item every step the way. Yugoslavia and six Arab-Asian states abstained, ap- parently because of the clause con- demning Peiping. Twt The Assembly poll originally stood at 45-5, but. delegates for Costa Rica and El Salvador who [ot caught in a cross-town traffic am and missed the ballot later >ersuaded Assembly President Eel- co N. van Kleffens to record them as supporting the resolution. Hammarskjold is known to con- sider the task entrusted to him as one of the greatest challenges o lace a secretary general since the U. N. began work eight years ago. He told the assembly "I will do all in my power to serve the interests of the organiiation." A spokesman said later Hammar- skjold was "taking immediate steps" to carry out the mandate. "For present." the spokes- man said, "he believes R would not serve the purposes of the reso- lution to make any public pro- nouncements as to what these steps are. He hopes to be shortly in a position to say something fur- ther for publication." Several A' U. N. observers said Hammar- skjold could use several avenues to seek release of the airmen: 1. Send a personal emissary to Pieping, or go himself. I. Work through some neutral country such as his native Sweden Switzerland or India, which served as principal mediator in the Ko- rean armistice negotiations. Authorize the head of the U.N office in Switzerland, to make representations to the RM Chinese ambassador stations there. 4. Try to persuade Russia to use her influence with Petping to the sentences levied against the airmen. with his Cabinet. Shigemitsu, back in place of pow- er again after being convicted as a World War n War criminal, said Japan was willing to restore nor- mal relations with Russia and China so long as such negotiations do not "prejudice our basic col- aboration with the free nations." Shigemitsu's statement appeared to bear our predictions of Japan- ese editors, Albany Plays AlWichila ALBANY, Dec. 11 AJbany and Paducah will meet Friday night at Wichita Falls in their semi-final Class A playoff game. The neutral site was chosen ij agreement of officials of both schools in a telephone conversa- tion this morning. The game will be played at p.m. at Coyote Stadium. Unable to agree on officials, it was ar- ranged that Ray Williams, Austin, director of the Interscholastlc League at Austin, will assign them. Supt. Joe Cassel, Coach Elwoed Turner and Johnny Musselman, board members, handled negotia- tions for Albany. Coach Raymond Troutaan and the superinteodjnt tflked for Paducah. Turner said the Lions came out of their game with Sundown Fri- day night without serious injury. Albany won, 1M. Paducah Fri- day night beat Gaston, 59-14. Navy Makes Bid for Combat Role by Launching Carrier NEWPORT NEWS, Va. today dramatized its bid for a major combat role in this jet- atomic age in formally launching :he giant aircraft carrier Forres- tal, biggest warship ever built. The still unfinished Forresta} awaited a christening ceremony at noon at which Mrs. James Forres- tal, widow of the first secretary of defense, was scheduled to break the traditional bottle of cham- pagne against the carrier's tower- ing stern. Secretary of Defense Wilson, Secretary of the Navy Charles Thomas and Adm. Robert Carney, chief of naval operations, were in- vited to make brief addresses. Workmen opened valves and be- gan flooding water around the ship 'sng before the cert- monsqr. Too, titrifUainf ttnw, the Fonestal was afloat a de- parture from the usual system whereby a ship slides down the ways into the water after she is formally named. To carry out the "launching" ritual, workers and tractors were to "watt" the carrier s few feet in her dock at the end of the cere- mony. Tomorrow, the Forrestal it scheduled to be towed to an out- fitting pier. Only about three-quar- ters completed, the Forrestal is not expected to be ready tor the sea for another rear. The big ship she will displace M.600 tons without fuel, ammuni- tion, planes or stores and probably 7S.OUO tons fully loaded is de- signed to carry atomic bombers oo far-ranging missions. Her launching stirrtd immorws M Air more than five years ago shook top Pentagon echelons and extended into Congress. The dispute swirled around Air Force plans for large scale production of its now out- moded B36 long range heavy bombers and rival Navy intentions to baiM a fleet of even bigger than the Forrestal. Air Force proponents charged the Navy was aiming at creating its own strategic bombing force to challenge the primary mission 4< the Air Force's Strategic Air Com- mand. The Navy advocates con- tested Air Force claims to dM effectiveness of the B3S. The Forrestal began taking shapt in July 1952. Her flight deck it 1.035 feet long and !M feet at its widest. The flight deck covers the equivalent of nearly tow acm fertba ;

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