Abilene Reporter News, December 14, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

December 14, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1954, Abilene, Texas Cloudy, Cooler Abilene iX EVENING FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 178 AuociattdPretflAF) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe Ike Will Consult Solons on Policies WASHINGTON a-The white House said today President Eiscs- intends step-by-step consul- tation with congressional leaders of both parties on foreign affairs, national defense and mutual se- curity. After a White House conference of Republican and Democratic leaders, it was also announced that the President will deliver his state- of-the-union message to Congress, in person, on Jan. day after the new 34th and Democratic- controlled Congress convenes. The step-by-step plan for con- sultations was interpreted by law- makers .as meaning consultation while plans and programs are being formulated. Before the House an- nouncement. Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas had told newsmen the President had agreed to such advance con- sultations on any proposed program of economic aid for Asia. This looms as one of the possibly more controversial issues to come before the new Congress. Congressional leaders of both parties generally agreed in talking to newsmen that the meeting had been harmonious and that a wide range of topics had been covered. Johnson said it was he who sug- gested to Eisenhower that advance consultations with the proper con- gressional committees be held on the Asian aid program- He reported that the President said this was a good idea and it would be done. The President arranged today's session in line with his post-elec- tion pledge that the administration would take a bipartisan approach on foreign policy and related mat- ters. Asked whether he felt today's meeting fulfilled the Democrats' idea of a bipartisan approach, Johnson replied: "I think that is for the President to determine, with respect to the approach." Johnson added that no meeting of about 30 members of Congress, such as the one today, "will give you the true bipartisanship the country wants." He said, however, that the meet- ing good; start toward the kind of full consultation the Demo- crats want. Johnson said that in addition to discussion of economic aid for Asia, the conference dealt with a long-range foreign trade program, pay increases for the military, and he administration plan for creat- ng military manpower reserves. That manpower program, John- son said, "should be faced up to" and action taken by Congress as soon as possible. Secretary of State Dulles, attend- ed part of the session and reviewed he world situation for the law- makers. Sec Story Page 7-A S-D i ON YOUR TOES S-D Alert Sounded Watch those hand-signals! Hold that speed! Look where you're go- ing: Those are good warnings any time, but they're being pushed especially Wednesday, which Pres- ident Eisenhower has designated as Safe Driving Day all over the nation. Locally, the Abilene Chamber of Commerce safety committee will keep a record of all accidents and all tickets given for traffic viola- tions Wednesday. This will be sent to the Presi- dent's Committee, Chairman J. D. Perrv, Jr., said. "We'd like to get through the day without any Perry said. "We'd like to make .ft with out any tickets being given, too but I guess that's too much to hope for." Drivers all over the country have been asked to mind their driving particularly closely Wed nesday in an attempt to prove thai safe driving can prevent accidents The committee hopes that once tried, it may become a habit. Girl Found Shot In Locked Room WASHINGTON pretty 23-] year-old government girl was found shot to death last night at a fashionable apartment house across the Potomac River ifl Ar- lington, Va. Strewn around the chain-locked room were piles of Christmas packages. The victim was identified as Sal- ly Wood, formerly of Medfield, Mass. She worked at a secret gov- ernment installation in Arlington and there were unconfirmed re- ports that government agents searched the room today for pa- pers she may have had in her possession. At the Pentagon, officials de- scribed her as a ana- lyst, and a University of Michigan graduate. Dr. W. C. Welburn, Arlington medical examiner, said it ap- peared Miss Wood was the victim of a freak accident involving a shotgun she apparently had pur- chased as a Christmas present. "As far as I can Welburn said, "it was an accident. I don't see how it can be a homicide or a suicide." The windows of the third-floor apartment were closed and the iront door was chain-locked. "It's one for Sherlock Holmes." said Veiburn. The accidental death theory also advanced by Dudley H. Rec- or, Arlington detective captain. said, however, a full investiga- on was being launched to check le possibility of murder. Welburn said death apparently 'as caused by a shotgun blast opened a gaping hole in Miss food's right side just under the boulder. The body, dad in a dressing own over undergarments, was ound curled on its side next to a ard table against which the shot gun rested. The table was filled with Christmas wrappings. Pack ages, tinsel and ribbon were trewn around on the floor. Rector said Miss Wood apparent y died Sunday night or yesterda; morning. Her body was discovered hortly after dark yesterday when ipartment officials broke into he oom. Her telephone had not an wered aH day. Students in Greece Attack American Mission Building ATHENS, Greece (ft-Students demonstrating against the US. re- fusal to support Greek claims to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus stoned the American mission build ing here today, breakivj windows. Club-wielding polioj backed by fire hoses finally dispersed the crowd of several thousand tha gathered outside the building shout ing anti-American and anti-British Ambassador Cavendish Can non previously informed the Greek aovernment that the United States would not back Athens' request that the U.N. Assembly in New York endorse the right of self determination for tat CypnoU. STATE FINAL Game, Train Tabs on Sale Wednesday If the passengers come through, here'll be a special train to the .hilene S. F. Austin state finals ootball game Saturday in Hous- on. Tentative arrangements are for he train to leave the View depot if the Santa Fe at midnight Fri- lay, arriving in Houston Saturday at 10 a.m. The special will leave fouston at p.m. Saturday and )e back at View by a.m. Sun- day. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Vednesday at the Mackey Co., Jong with football game tickets, lohn Wright, Eagle Booster Club iresident, ?aid Monday nighi that rain tickets must be bought Wed- nesday so the train could be a lure thing. The EBC must have 275 passen- gers for the Houston special, Vright said. Around 100 tickets will go to members present at Monday night's meeting a show of lands indicated. The fare is for adults, round trip, plus a dollar bus fare rom the station to the stadium and return. Student train fares lave not been settled, Wright said. Whether or not the Abilene High >and will ride the special has not been settled, Wright said. The Eagle football team will fly o Houston Friday morning, weath- er permitting. If weather threatens o be bad the team will go by bus Thursday. The Eagles will stay at the La- mar Hotel and work out Friday afternoon at Public School Stadi- um where the game will be played. Coach Moser worked his boys about an hour Monday but held no hard drills. The Abilene team came through Saturday's 46-0 vic- tory over Poly in good physical condition. Students for 11 Fliers No Deal', U. S. Says Pope's Condition Called'Stationary' ByHisDocfop VATICAN CITY tff-A Vatican press 'spokesman announced that two physicians who examined Pope Pius XII this morning reported his condition "stationary." Earlier a source close to the 78-year-old head of the Roman Catholic Church re- ported he had weakened percepti- bly in the past 48 hours and his doctors fear he is threatened by anemia. The press spokesman's announce- ment was the first time that the Vatican had not reported continued slow improvement since the pon- tiff rallied from his serious "ol- lapse 12 dayi ago with a gastric ailment. Official reports in the past have been inclined to minimize the seriousness of his condition. J. E. Grindstaff Critically III S. E. Grindstaff, 76, of 942 Palm St. is in Hendrick Memorial Hospi- tal suffering from a heart attack. His condition Tuesday morning was termed "very serious." His four children are now in Abilene. They are, E. C. Grindstaff, of Bailinger, district attorney ol the 119th District; J. A. Grindstafl of Abilene; Mamie Grindstaff ol Abilene; and Mrs. Frank Rhodes I of Fort Worth. AIDED GEORGE PARR Famous Civil Rights Attorney, Hays, Dies JNEW YORK W-Arthur Garfield Hays, noted New York lawyer, died today. Hays was 73. He died at a. m. at the New York Hospital, where he was admitted Nov. 8. Tht hospital declined to make public the cause of death or other details. At his law office, .an associate laid the attorney had gone Mo the hospital "for a rest." Hays as an attorney made mil- lions as a corporate lawyer on Wall Street, but he perhaps was best known publicly for hii work WINTER think this is an Abi- lene store? It is, but you can't buy anything in it. It's the' Goodfellows' Toy Store, 377 Walnut St., which holds open house from 10 a.m. until p.m. Wednesday. All these toys are going to bring joy to little toddlers who couldn't have them if it weren't for the Goodfellows. Have you sent your donation to the Goodfellows? It's needed. (Staff photo) Texas Oil Demand Up AUSTIN purchasers want barrels more Texas crude oil daily next month ihan in' December, the Railroad Com- today. January nominations tbtalled barrels daily. Increases were asked for all districts except Commission District 1, Southwst Texas, where nominations were down 689 barrels, and District 9, North Texas, where they were down 577. The biggest increase was asked for District 8, West Texas, up 103 barrels. The commission will hear more evidence Friday on which to base Ter.as' oil allowable for January. Goodf ellows1 Store to Be Open to Public Wednesday in civil liberties cases. Be joined the American Civil Liberties Union as counsel in the early IMO's. Thereafter he played an import- ant role in some 01 the nation's most sensational Scopes evolution trial in Tennessee, the ScotLsboro Negroes' trial in Ala- bama, tht famous Sacco-Vanzetti murder trial and many others. Between these he battled for "what he considered the civil rights of Communists, labor organiza- tions, pacificists, birth control ad- vocates and dozens of individuals. Some of the latter included Tom Mooney and Harry Bridges. fays iras in Houston in Febru- ary to represent George Parr, South Texas political'boss. Parr had asked a federal in- junction against Texas Ranger Capt. Alfred Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge, contending that they want- ed to kill him. The injunction was asked after the Alice courthouse incident in which Parr's ear was bloodied. The incident involved Parr; his neph- ew, Sheriff Archer Parr, and the two Rangers. The request for an injunction was heard before three federal judges in Houston Feb. 22-23. A few days later the judges denied the request. Weak Front Has Negligible Effect A weak cold front raced through Abilene about 7 a.m. Tuesday, not lowering the temperature any, but keeping it from making the nor- mal early-morning rise. Between a.m. and a.m., the temperature rose only one de- gree, from 48 to 49, the Weather Bureau reported. Tuesday's high was expected to be no more than 50 or 55, with a low Tuesday night of around 35, to be followed by slightly warmer weather Wednesday, when a high of 60 or 65 is expected. Monday night and early Tues- day morning freezing tempera- tures were reported at spotted points over Texas, but were not severe. Both Lufkin, in East Tex- as piney woods, and Salt Flat, on the lonely Diablo Plateau, re- corded 30-degree readings at a.m. At the same hour it was 41 al Amarillo, 44 at Lubbock and 46 at Childress. Corpus on the other hand, registered a 40. ARTHUR G. HAYS Parr defeader Decorations are up, "illed with bright toys: and, gifts, and the "Open" sign is ;o up on the Gaodfellows Toy itore for Open house will be located at 377 almost all day Wednesday. It will start at 10 a.m. and last lirough p.m., Chairman Paul Hodge said. He urged all Abilenians to drop nto the store during the day to ee what the Goodfellows have in heir Santa Claus pack. It's stuffed pretty full, but it ould have many more items to go II the way around, Mrs. Bernice .anders, one of Santa's chief as- istants, pointed out. The store is particularly short n toys for little girls, dolls and oil accessories especially, she aid. Toys Still Needed Anybody who has a doll they [ould like to donate which is in ood condition might bring it to he open house, she suggested. Or ny other toy that's ready to go nder the tree. Deadline for receiving toys Aich need repairs by the firemen ,-ill be Thursday, Hodge said, 'hat is to allow the firemen time o get the toys back before the tore closes. Already letters have been mail- ed out to most of the Goodfellow amilies making an appointment or the mothers or some other idult member of the family to :ome to the store. The store will be open only dur- ng school hours on Thursday, Fri- day, Monday, Tuesday, and Wed- nesday. Appointments have been made every 10 minutes each day. U. S. Marine Corps Reservists will furnish transportation for mothers to their homes with the oys. The store will be open only dur- jig school hours so that the moth- ers may have-time to go home nd hide their children's presents. N'o children are allowed in the store. One Large Gift Families are allowed line large gift and three small for each child, [lodge explained. Clothes for families with chil- dren are already packed and wrapped waiting for claimants. They were fitted from interviews with the mothers and are wrapped in bright Christmas paper. Dozens of tricycles, scooters, wagons, and bicycles wearing fresh paint are lined up in the store waiting their new owners. Counters in the store hold dolls, games, sporting equipment, toy furniture, miniature autos and pull toys, and cosmetics, scarves gloves and other items for teen age girls and women. Food Certificates Food certificates, redeemable in any Abilene grocery store, have already been mailed out by the Abilene Kiwanis Club. They are designed ti) give each fartily a complete-Christniai din- frtersrjfjtluall the trimmings, but qf.food.is left up .Hodge explained. Amounts iflah'according to the size of the Clerks from the Abilene-Parents- Teachers Association Council will be on .hand during store hours to help parents with their choices. Having the Christmas come HARD TO DO, BUT from the parents rather than on siders adds immensely to the chi dren's Christmas, Mrs. Landers pointed out. "And you'd be surprised how many children who "have''' bee helped now donate to the Goodfe lows anonymously, sometimes (25 or she said. This will be about the 35th yea: for the Goodfellows in Abilene Hodge said. They are by the Reporter-News. Question Not Related to Prisoners WASHINGTON (t) The United States today ruled out any deal with Red China to swap 35 Chinese students in America for the II U. S. airmen imprisoned inside China. State Department Press Officer Lincoln White told newsmen: "There wil! be no deal." Reply U Questions White's comments came in reply to questions about a Peiping radio broadcast which carried a broad hint that Red China was trying to coax, the United States into a deal. The Red broadcast alluded to the 1 U.S. airmen held as "spies" and said the United States would flouting international law if it wld the 35 Chinese students in italiation for the jailing of the rmen. The way the two matters inked was interpreted by some plomats at the United Nations as eaning the Chinese Communists ere seeking to play a hostage ame while trying to save face nd put the onus on the United tates. Differed Caiegtriei White said the airmen and tht hinese students were in entirely ifferent categories. The airmen, hot down and captured two years go during the Korean War, are egally prisoners of war and en- itled to full international rights as such, he said. The students are civilians whole cases stm un- der study, he added. i White recoued that the student situation was studied, along with Korea pruoner of war prob- Deadlineon Goodfellows Requests Set Wednesday The requests came faster than ever Tuesday. The deadline for re- ceiving them was only one day away. It's hard to set a deadline on turning down Christinas cheer for the needy and unfortunate. The Goodfellows have to have a deadline, though. They have to have time to make arrangements for helping numerous folks who al- ready have sent messages. Christmas isn't far off. Everybody's thinking about Christmas. Some folks are wonder- ing what to do about it. A small boy was wondering Tuesday. He wrote: "Dear Mr. Goodfellow, "I am six years old. I have two little brothers one is 2 the other one is 1 years old. We don't have a father to help our mother and he can't buy us anything for Xraas. She's been sick and off from vork for two week and got to pay icr bill with the little money she make. We was on the welfare but they cut us off so will you please help us this Xmas. I go to school every soring similar shows annually foe 20 years, Akin said. The change furnishes the screen attrac- tion free and theater employes give their time. "We usually get a truck load of useable Akin observed. Payable Goodfellowi Cash contributions to the Good fellows may be made at the Re- porter-News. Checks should be aiade payable to the Goodfellows Latest contributors are: Previously acknowledged G.L. Corrie..................5.00 Joe Anne Edmons............5.00 Neely-Barnes............... 10.0 Mrs. E. E. Callaway 5.0 Victory Men's Bible Class 17.85 Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Nott. .5.00 Aged Woman's Request Christmas is approaching swift- y. Everyone likes to celebrate Christmas. Sometimes the Good' ellows are the difference between happy and unhappy Christmas, as evidenced in the following let- :r: "I am a poor and sick old lady, 80 years of age...I have no chil- dren and no family and nobody to depend on but Mr. Goodfellow." j Wally Akin, manager of the In- terstate theaters in Abilene, an- nounced Tuesday that Goodfel- lows Show will be presented at a.m. Saturday at the Para- mount Theatre. The feature picture will be "The Cavalry a western picture with Rod Cameron, plus three color cartoons. No admission will be charged. Akin asked the public instead to bring fruit, canned goods, wear- able clothing for the Goodfeltbws. The Paramount been spoil- r, and Mrs. Forrest W. Harlow 5.00 Coke Mingus 5.00 Anonymous 10.00 Anonymous...................5.00 Anonymous...................5.0 Anonymous.................100.00 Circle No. 1, Women of the Church, First Presbyterian Church 5.00 J. D. Woodard 3.00 W. J. Clinton 2.00 Chester Imes................ 10.0 Abilene Jaycee-etts 5.00 Griswold Class, St. Paul Methodist Church.........10.00 C. D. Smith................100.00 Total....................1417.42 [O lems, at tlw Rat He repeated U.S.; accusation! that Red China, in holding the air- men and sentencing them to long prison terms, is violating' the Korea ifisoner agreement'as well at ln- ernational law and general nto of international conduct. The Chinese students have been in this, country since before thi Communists took over China in At Geneva, on May 26, Bed China Delegate Huang Hua told a news conference the United States was holding Chinese students. Two days later, White told news- men the figure was blown up out of in proportion. Both sides at the ime ruled out any deal. 1W1 According to a 1951 registration of the Chinete students, the total actually Wn Of these, de- partment figures jiww, 430 re- quested permission to. return to the China Mainland. these, 124 were refused. In ruling .out any deal, depart- ment officials also pointed to the difference in the situations of the men involved. While the Americani anguish in prison, they said, tin 35 Chinese students are free to pur- sue normal lives in America so ong as they keep officials aware of their whereabouts. Also, they said, any talk of t deal it superfluous since the American airmen art covered by an the Korea truce. Embezzling Charged. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Wr- Sarley Basher, in custody at Sin- ton, Tex., has been charged here with embezzling from the Saddle Oil Co. Z Tffi WEATHER OX KTUTMKKT OF COMXTBCZ WEATBEK BDIEAU AMLENE AND Partly clmrfr cut today mil looUM. partlr doodr >M littk winner Wedraday. HUH to- day to 55. low taUU KIT IS. Hlrt to NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy thi and tooimt. Coder la tonliHt wSl kwtst mo. Wofaiatejr, fair with ttm- pcratDrtc. WEST TEXAS-Gacranr fair Wednesday. Cooler at aad Sooth riabi Uik ud-tailxW. Loiraat B-15 to and PUto aat 42 etewhcrt toaicfct. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL Partly dondy, ttiis aftennoa iM ii xmUKait looilhl. fair wltt modvatl MnFtatiro. Lowwt IS ta Wariar talfM. flUh ud tow teDFcntangt tor M kotn M at P. M. A. H. SuMt lot HiSt a.m. SUM ;