Abilene Reporter News, December 16, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR MORNING "WITHOUT OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron VOL. LXXIV, NO. 1M ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MOWING, DECEMBER 1C. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY Se, SUNDAY lOe President Favors Big Reserve Plan WASHINGTON. Dee IS Kaenhower out tads? a favor MC new military reserve program, declaring if this country is pre- pared to win a big war it certainly can win any little one which might Bare up. ,t; The President also hinted at a news conference that the broad of hfe administration will jiUl 'ttrfurt her cuts in active mfl- Harjrii strength. He neither con- firmed por denied one report that the Aririj be reduced by men Ifcil the 1st Marine Div- ision piiUM out of Korea: On other matters the President Secretary of Defense Wilson said taught there would .be a cut 'in military manpower 'ta .the fiscal year starting next Princi: pally in the Army. He wouldn't how much of cut. .Wilson also was asked about the fct Marine Division. He replied: the liming I'm not sure but at course, sooner or later, it will come back." On the matter ot reduction IB military manpower, the secretary said that "of course, a found re- serve program should mean that ultimately you could have less men in uniform." 1. He will ask Congress next month to put off for at least a year the s-billicn-dollar cut now sched- uled for April 1 in corporation and taxes. The reason: An ex- pected tudfrt deficit Taw will have to be Kept up. the President lid, or the purchasing power o hungry Christmas! Day. DaH Natslaf Besides needing additional mon- ey, the Goodfeuaws made an ur- gent appeal Wednesday for cloth- 100 dous. Then are feat dolU among the tovs contri. bated, but they need to be dress- ed to cheer the hearts of UM little girls Christmas morning. Women who can and win make clothes for one lo half a dozen dolls thk week were asked to pick up the dolls at the Elmwood Fire Station on South Seventh St. or telephone the Goodfellow store, 1-1222, and the dolls will be sent Atom Decision Sidestepped In NATO Talk PARIS, Dec. II NATO's military leaders said today it is up to their governments to decide when and how the West shall use atomic weapons to repel any at- tack from the East. The move by chiefs of staff of the North Atlantic treaty countries to sidestep the big decision was disclosed as U. S. Secretary of State Dulles arrived here for a meeting of the NATO Council. The Council is sure to debate the atomic question when it convenes Friday. Leek' Agree! Gen. A u g u s t i n GuiUaume, French chief of staff for national defense, acting as spokesman for the 14 staff chiefs of NATO coun- tries, told a news conference the atomic decision is "up to the is not our respon- sibility." GuiUaume said the staff chiefs agreed unanimously on a NATO "new took" defense plan based on use of atomic and other "wonder weapons." "It will be op to the (NATO) Council to approve the recommen- dations' we have made on this Guillatane said. Weapaa Use AtkesV The staff chiefs' agreement to avoid any attempt to .pick their own time far dropping atonic bombs or emmm to a Communist attack npper- 1 entlj represented a retreat from the reported TteWef'C. Gen. Alfred M. Gnienther, supreme Allied commander in Europe. In- formants said earlier that Gnien- ther asked the NATO Council to approve of atomic weapons, without prttrdjilfan okay, to meet the Russian attack. DRI1NG DEATH CAR Here in the Cleveland, .Ohio, auto pound to which it was towed is the automobile involved in the first fatal accident reported in National Safe Driving Day campaign.' Emmett G. Temple, 29, was killed in this car when it crashed head-on into a truck on Lorain-Cafnegie bridge at a.m. OVER ONE AN HOUR Stricken ot Gome, J. C. Penrod Dies f. Clyde Penrod, Humble Ofl products wholesale and retail here, died Wednesday at p.m. in the Harris Memorial Hospital fa Fort Worth. He. was stricken at Farrington Field between halves ol the Abi- tene-Fort' Worth Poly football last Saturday and was. taken to Fort Worth hospital. Mr. Penrod was instrumental to helping initiate the Young Men's Christian Association in and was elected temporary cfcaii-man of the board of dimlori at that time. 1 In 1M7 he was re-eUctod U that portion for another ttrm. Ur. Peorod wns elected W sue- Dlst. Judge Owas Thomas a. te the Wednesday was open house day at the GoodfeUow store, 377 Wal- nut St., and Thursday the store will be open to parents for whom appointments baTe been made be- forehand. Latest contributors to the fund re: Anonymous 14.00 Anonymous 5.00 Anonymous 3.00 Anonymous 10.00 Toll on Safe Driving Day Rises to 31 Across Notion By TtOt nSMClATKTk Safe Dririnsj Day, natien's areatest mass at saring lives on the and streets, entered to disaster and nighttime and sponsors feared the darkness might ruin a da; of substantially low traffic deaths. At 10 p.m.' only 31 deaths had been reported. This brought from Adm. H. 6. Miller director of President BUMPYSDDAY Cub to Baytor f.KaiaX Mr. Penrod i> Colltas- vorth County and wast to la Wellington. A grwhiato University In V became to Abilene He W sarritrf by W. son. Of; el ketk sfim t Anonymous 5.00 >s. Ester W. Frailer Nannie Tompkinf 5.00 A. E. Fraiier............... 25.00 John W.'Odam............. 5.00 Mrs. 0. P. Griffin S.OO Mr. and Mrs. James B. Jordan Jr................. S.OO Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Horne 5.00 Hugh B. Hanley 2S.OO Mrs. G. W. Thompson 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Murphy.. 5.00 Mrs. C. L. Johnson..........S.OO Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Johnson 5.W A. E. Chapman Mrs. J. L. Harkins......... 10.00 Mrs. Dennli Manly Fidelis Class, First Christian Church.......... J. D. Perry 5.00 George C. Moss-............ 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Anonymous 5.00 Anonymous ...............500.00 A Friend Mr. 4 Mrs. J. D. Mirack Abilene Taylor County Health Unit J. B. Fooshee '5.00 B. Stephens 10.00 The Athletic 10.00 John Horn 10-00 Mr. t Mrs. M. T. Dennis ...10.00 Mrs. Claudia Osbura 10.00 Bill David Kennedy S.OO Previously acknowledged Ward Store To Close at Sweetwater SWEETWATER, Dec. IS The Sweetwater stem of Montgomery Ward and Company apparently is one of 14 retail outlets which fix firm will close Christmas eve. month the company an- nounced in Chicago that 14 ol its traffic accidents had been reported Eisenhower's Action Oammtttei far Tiltfh Itolskj. IK comment: "I! the rate so far Is maintained tmtU midnight, we have hopes that the experiment will have proved that we caa reduce the traffic toll if we try hard on S-D Day but every day." But, Miller warned, "extra care must be used to overcome the hazards of darkness." With motorists alerted to be caa- Abilene Accidents Top Doily Average Safe Driving Day wasn't ae safe in Abilene. Through p.m. Wednesday the police department said five 580 branch stores would be closed "as part of a general program of concentrating on larger stores and better locations." Speculation on the closing here was confirmed this week as "dos- ing out sale" signs went up on Montgomery Ward windows. No formal announcement has been made but Manager J. W. said the store plans to liquidate its inventory by Jan. 1. It is be- lieved that the company wiU keep a mail order outlet in Sweetwater and will retain abort five at its 20-odd employes. Other stores to be closed by the firm include those in Tucson, Ara., Portland. Me., and Battle Creek, Mich. The manager of the Tucson store last month said the S5 em- ployes there would be transferred to other stores at company ex- pense. nfWEATHHt them. This exceeds the daily average of accident occurrence here for the year by about l.S accidents. The 13-counly Texas Highway Patrol District with headquarters here had received information by p.m. of only one accident in its area. That was a one-car accident near Stamford in which a passenger was hospitalized. Mrs. Edith Morrison Owens, 37, erf Luther, was injured when the car her husband was driving failed to make a curve at the intersec- tion of State Highway 92 and U. S. 277 near Stamford about p.m. Highway Patrolman Bill Davis said Mrs. Owens was under treat ment at Stamford for a possible broken rib and kg laceration. Her husband, Van Kltor Owens, 40, escaped injury. Davis said the couple was route from Lather to Wichita Falls to visit relatives over the Christ- mas holidays. The Luther car ov- erturned once and then hit a tele- phone, demolishing it, the patrol- man repor'.fd, Davis was assisted in the inves- tigation by Patrolman Arthur Dy- son and Stamford Chief of Police Jack Tidwell. Abilene's daily average this year of 3.7 accidents was figured by taking the total of accidents investigated this year by city po- lice and dividing R by the num- ber of days expired in 19W. No injuries were reported from the five accidents. Reports of the accidents as giv- en by Abilene police: (1) At St. and Vogel automobiles driv en by Henry Harmon Huse, Simmons Ave., and Samuel Ross Scott, 1756 mUingham St., were in collision. (2) At South Eighth and Meander Sts. a motorcycle driven by Robert Doncetl, 1203 Meander St., and a car driv- en by Donley Philip Stephenson. See ACCIDENTS, S A aurnd- made by The Asso- ciated Press Dec. 1 to be used as a yardstick against the S-D Day record showed: that M persons were killed in traffic mishaps Oia day. That was a rate of nearl; three an hour. A year ago 16 were a total of SO deaths and injuries in accidents hroughout the nation. The National Safety Council Kg- res that for each accident which someone U killed, there are 35 persons injured and 225 acci- dents. This would mean that on the basis of average-iajury-fatalSy ra- tios, 31 fatalities would represent ,065 injured and accidents There were an average of 104 raffic fatalities daily during both 1952 and 1953, but the figures in- cluded immediate deaths as we! as those that occurred days, weeks or even months after the accident The nation's two largest cities- New York and the way to safely with a dear record after 20 hours. There w no traffic fatalities reported ia ther city. Total 3.-US.47 s. KDiarxcMT or COHXOCB ASIIJCflC AND VICINITY Imk Ttunter uM rrWTTi. WO toot- TMnlw TMnta; Mv TUay SS40. cisSrniAi, TKXAS F.t. Ml W Cool Front May Bring Dust A cool front is due to Abilene about mid-day Thursday. Some dust may accompany UM (rout but littk change in tempera- ture Is predicted. Temperatures will rise te a high ot W Thursday, falling to a low of about Friday morntasj. The cool air win hold UM mnhman to degrees Friday. Tat mareary Ml aafreei fcr LT. FRANK TRAMMEL Breck Man Participates In Unusual Air Collision SAN ANGELO. Tex., Dec. Col. Alexander G. Evanoff rammed the wing of his B2S bomber against the stuck landing gear of another BIS te save it from a crash landing yesterday. The force of the intentional col- lision caused the landing gear on NEWS INDEX torn Sill OM MM WWMD SSXTWMI 4-7 a u u crippled student training plane la drop free and lock for a safe landing. Evanoffs plane was not dam- aged. The crippled EM had circled Goodfellow Field here for stt hours before Evanoff, commander UM B45th Pilot Training Group, to see U he couldnt He rammed the wing tip his own plane against the balky landing gear. U. Utburn R. Stow was pilot the other plane. Also on board were students 1st. U. Ernest Watts Jr. RaauDced, La'., and Sad U. Frank Tmenmtl, Tex. Bnaofi, Cedar RapW.. Iowa, "enly to aMttaav" Reversal On Aiirotan Case Hinted WASHINGTON, Dee. IS W-The United States dropped a broad hint today it would he wining to listen it Red China should propose swap- ping Chinese students for 57 Americans. This shift from a position ruling out any such deal was disclosed by State Department press officer Lincoln White at a news confer- ence. Get Them Hwne "Our concern is to get our peo- ]e safely White said. It was his reply to a question asking whether the United States would "look pretty carefully" at any Red China offer of a swap. [e also said: "That would depend entirely on he nature of the offer and toe circumstances of the moment. "Our concern here Is to get not nly the military personnel out jail In- Communist China hot also American civilians oat of Jail i Commvnist China." Others HeM Besides the u U.S. airmen jailed at White said China s holding four other fliers and a civilians in jafl, has three civilians under house arrest and has denied B 11 others permission to leave the esantry. Peiping radio denounced the United Stales in a broadcast Mon- day for' detaining these The students had acquired setenftii- ie educations which might prove useful to the Red Chinese. The Peiping broadcast accused the United Slates of violating in- ternational of the same charges leveled by the United States against, the Chinese munists for imprisoning the 11 air- men shot down two years ago dur- ing the Korean War. Peiping radio's linking of the air- men and the students evoked speculation they were proposing a swap in the lefthanded manner. Spokesman White yesterday de- clared, however, "no trade h) ia- voived." SHOPPINGDAYS TO CHRISTMAS Hoskell Business, Leader Dies U (RNS) W. Gholsoo, SS, long-time Haskell businessman, civic and church leader, died at S p.m. Wednesday in Haskell County Hospital Mr. Gholson, whose business ea- rcer in Haskell extended over period of almost years, had been active in the masasanent of his grocery here ontil some 19 days before his death. Funeral' will be held at the First Baptist Church hare at J p.m. Fri- day with the Rev. M. D. Rexrode, pastor, and the Rev. Sid Davis, associate pastor, officiating. Burial by Holden Funeral Home win be in Willow Cemetery. Boru Oct. 1. in what was then Indian territory, now the state of Oklahoma, be was the son of the late'Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Gholson. He moved to Janes County when a young man and married Miss BeuUh. Foy of Ansen on Christmas Day, MM. In Mr. Gholson came to Haskell sst manager of a grocery store owned by the late A. F. Rath- erford at Aoson. store was seM sereral War mi Mr. A retoned to Anasn. Tn be moved aa fanujy back to Hasknfl to tto grocery busineu tar htaseH aad kad in businasi contlaBMKly ai thatUme. Mr. CTuhca aha was Tisrar bank's board of directors mi. Active in civic affairs over a long period of years, Mrs. Gholson had served as a member of the City Council for four years in the early 1990s and also had served on the board of trustees of the School District for many years. He was an active member ol the First Baptist Church here and had served the church as finance chairman. In addition to his busi- ness and. banking interests, he- owned several large farms in this section. Mr. Ghobon helped organize the Haskell Chamber of Commerce and was active in organizing the Haskell Hotel Co. when Haskell's first Urge hotel was built in IMS. His only hobbles were fishing anrl deer hunting. Despite failing health, he bad made his annual trip Uiis year with companions of long standing far the opening of (he deer hunting season to South "MT. sarrbed by wife, tsar seas, Marrai Chclssa at ttwr.ta el ax Hasten. Vtta Us CecHGhottoa Mrs. la the Gores fc teacher J.U ;

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