Abilene Reporter News, December 17, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND COOLER MOfiMNG WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 181 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING. DECEMBER PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 9e, SUNDAY lOe Big 3 Debate Use of Aim If Attacked PARIS, Dec. 18 Foreign policy chiefs of the United States, Britain and France talked over today the issue of who should give the word to use atomic weapons in event of an 41 lack by the Soviet Union. An authoritative source who de- clined to bo identified by name predicted the Big Three would come up with an afomic defense plan that would he okayed by the other NATO members But this informant did not disclose what the plan was. Big Three Meet U. S. Secretary ot State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Sir An- thony Eden, and French Premier Pierre Mendes-France, who serves as his own foreign minister, tackled the atomic .and other problems in a three-hour meeting at the French Foreign Ministry. The thinking of the Big Three will have a big bearing oh the decision of the entire North At- lantic Treaty Organization' Coun- cil when it takes up the atomic subject tomorrow. The United States made its posi- tion clear here today. An author- itative spokesman said the United See PARIS, Pg. CoL STORAGE WELL EXPLODES AND BURNS men were burned when a Gulf Oil Corp. underground storage, well zi Fannett, Tex. caught fire after gas had leaked from it for several hours. The fire developed as workers sought to shut off the escaping gas. The flames are re- flected in a water reservoir m the Fannett field.' MANY GROUPS AT WORK Movie to Aid Goodfellows; Food Coupons Being Mailed Good fellows movie time will at a.m. Saturday. That's when the annual Goodfel- low movie will be presented. Host It the Paramount Theatre. "Calvary with Rod Cam- eron, will be the feature. Three cartoons are to be included on the program, said Interstate Theatre Manager Wally Aiken. Though the movie ii fret, the Is asked to bring canned foods, or of nuts, fruits or clothing. The goods will be tuned ever to Gopdfellow Toy Store, Walnut St. {tight now (he toy store ig bust- Negro Held In Burglary No. 30 Here Andrew L. Brown, JO-year-old Abilene Negro, was charged with Thursday In connection with one of two burglaries report" ed to Abilene police Thursday morning. The two break-ins that occurred Wednesday night made a total of 30 in Abilene sines Thanksgiving. Brown was charged with bur- glarizing Hcruert Pennye's parlor, 62ft Plum St. lie ar- rested Thursday morning by City Del. Capt. B. McDonald, Lt. Grovcr Ghronister and Patrolman C. V. Strickland. An undetermined amount of nioney was taken from coin holder at a juke box in the shine parlor. St. Paul Methodist Church was also reported burglarised, Wednes- day night. A (font mining choir robes was Srofccn into "in the last day or so" but nothing was taken. McDonald signed complaint against Brown, which wu filed with Justice ot the Peace Henry F. Long. It will go to the District Court grand jury for in- vestigation in Jnnuary. Brown re- jail Thursday ing with activity, and many of the ity's organizations are buckling own to help out. For instance, the Abilene Kiwan- s Club is mailing food certificates t> families. The Kiwanians pre- iously had charge of the food when it was delivered in baskets o th art redeemable any local grocery store, with the amount made out on basis of the size of the family Repatnng and repainting of used toys Is a chore reserved each tor the Fire Department. Uany of the toys collected here ast month were picked up by the S. Marine CorVs Reserve unit, That was one of toy pick-ups on across the country by reservists. Overall toy collections are under JrecUon of the Exchange Club, h sees the toys get to the th'.f- erent fire stations. New clothing for families is pur- by the Altrusa Club. After jiterviews with the families, the ilothing is brightly packaged for in county not having posted bond set by Judge Long. Of the 30 burglaries occurring here since Thanksgiving, six have either been solved by statements made by arrested suspects or charges have been filed against suspects. Case's Opponent falls off Recount THKNTON, N. J., Dec. W- Rcp. ChnrlM R. Howell today ad biitled defeat ia New Jersey's V. S. Senate election and called eff a recount of votes in starts in Hnwell Issued a statement from Democratic congratulating Republican Cliflori p. Case is winner. The recount WM begua ikortly after Nov. 1 general when UemocraU flclfll returns (torn election districts, returns Case won by voles aut ot votes east. of election dts Increased Can la vein. o the homes Certificates parents to take home with tfieir children's toys. This year the Cactus Lions Club handled packaging and wrapping, and many odd jobs. Abilene Pa- rent-Teachers Association Council members will act as clerks during the days that the store wffl be open, The families who write for help and who are not listed oa local welfare agencies' rolls Inter vtewsd njr Amor Service League. reservists will drtve pa, aad their gifts home during stare's Christmas season. Hodge, chairman of the Goodfellows, said that there are many, many organizations and in- dividuals, who have given time, toys, a-oaey and gifts. He added that many more people have helped could ever be acknowledged. Work on the Goodfellows project is just about mon- CHRISTMAS, ft. I-A. (M. t Russia Tells France Mutual Aid May End EAGLES TO FIND HOUSTON'S WEATHER SAME; DUST DUE HOUSTON, Dec. 16 (RNS) Abilene's Eagles may find Houston weather much the same as they'd find at home Saturday. A Thursday night weather forecast said it would be cloudy and cooler Friday, colder Saturday. Friday's low temperature was expected to be 44 and the high 58. But at the end the forecast was this significant word: DUST predicted. Dusty Cold Front To Bring Freeze A windy, dusty cold front that moved through Abilene Thursday afternoon will bring cooler temp- eratures Friday and Saturday. The mercury was to drop to about 30 degrees Thursday night and then start warming up slightly during the next two days, the U. S. Weather Bureau said. The wea- ther will be mostly clear. Snow-flakes sandwiched them- selves between thick layers of dust in the Texas Panhandle Thursday as the cold front whipped into the slaie from the north. The snow played out as the front left the Panhandle, and dust and falling temperatures were the sole reports, from more southerly South Texas by early Friday. Lows of 15 to 25 degrees in the 'anhandle, 25 to IS in North Cen- ral Texas and 30 to 40 degrees in South Central Texas were forecast. Most of the state had mild temp? ratures before the front arrived. )alhart reached 4Z, the low max- mum, and reports ranged up to at Alice. Abilene had a high hursday of 69. Visibility Cot front moved into Abilene points. The about p.m., pushed by strong winds with gusts up to 45 miles an hour. Dust cut visibility to 10 miles almost immediately and then down to two miles from about to 6 30 pm was hack op to jix miles by 30 pjn The dust Was to clear away by day- tiht Amanllo reported high winds and dust Thursday morning, with snoip starting around A total .46 inch of moisture came from fall, which gave way to more dust around S p.m. Borger and Dalhart re- ported traces of moisture from early afternoon snowfalls. Lubbock and Childress reported high winds and dust which cut visibility to a mile. Some dust was also reported at Wichita Falls and Fort Worth as front headed for the Gulf. It was expected to Shcppard Avows Innocence, Faith; Jurors Get Case Today CLEVELAND, Dec. IS Ml Dr. iamuel Sheppard placed his life n a jury's hands today with an avowal of a calm, unvcngelul, fearless faith in God. The case of the 30-year-old osteo- lath accused of the July 4 murder ii his wife, Marilyn, goes tomorrow a a jury that holds the power to put him in the electric chair. Defense attorney William J. Cor- igtn read into the court record n his closing argument a portion of a letter he said Dr. wrote from his jail cell. The date was not specified. "Finally, I am completely free if any for the passage read. "1 Qad that I have no anger in my heart toward those who pressed lor my arrest. "There Is only one judge that any of us should truly fear and I face lim without hesitation or appre- hension." Without mentioning the death jenalty in so maoy. words, Asst Prosecutor John J. Mahon In :inal argument of the nine weeks trial went all out tor a first-degree itwrder taaktmenl. And told would take lest than an hour. Then the panel begins its deliberations. As the trial oratory and ques- iioning ended, there were some words on the court record. Dr. Sheppard's life was traced from boyhood through the murder of his wife the windy night of July 4 and down to his arrest and trial. Corrigan made an impassioned :wo-tMur plea as wound up the defense case for Dr. Sheppard. The defendant was moved to quiet tears more than u he listened st- Dr. Sheppard a bushy- toe jury- bands I net a life, the "In your h of taU defendant." life Mahon repeatedly pointed to Dr. Sheppard as the killer of his wife. He suggested the osteopath dasM out of his house ifter the slayim "maybe with the thought ta of cadlof to lake Erie." Conunoa Pleas Judge Edward Blythln said his to the Jory NEWS INDEX W OH 4-1 SICTtOH TV T t II TrabjiiMrtaai Derails; 18 Hurt MILES CITY, Hoot., Dec. IS persons ware.' Injured, mired prowler beat his pregnant, Si-year-old wife to death in her bed July 4. The stats says he killed Marilyn in a quarrel over his illicit love atfair with pretty Susan Hayes. She is a former laboratory tech nician in his osteophatic hospital. Corrigan refused to accept that as a motive. Time and again he demanded an explanation from the prosecution of Marilyn's death, shouting "For what, for why not with what." No weapon ever has been produced." The defense larger also sue- jested Sheppard's profession Urn the target of oppressive "Maybe there are undertones he toU the jury of sevca men and women. aad hospitals, Sheppard family doctors. An there some undertones that started this thing against the RaOraad's eastbounst Main- stneter passenger trsln off Uw tracks about a of here today. Northern Pacific agent W. K. Stokx said tho broken ratt popped 4 eurfort omri pJercod ear, which rorned aad caught fire. Hjfet pouenjter cars also dtraded, V they remaiaed oa not derailed. aariy morning sodden! shock, aajna.af paawngen cat tl their However, only u per sons bwpltaliied, aad faairUd ta nad coaditloa. otbars hoa- pttai bosplUhwd laU today DwaM WelMfraat, aad Marco both SI. Paul; Mrs. M, Ftrtat Falls, Ulaa.; r. C. Oaldaa, H Bfc Hom, Moot., aad Mm C. Fiwlk, THEWEATWI or comnncsi unua avuuu TND CBfTmxi. _ TKXM "nrrnllr fount try rrUVl "SaV Tl Mindszenty was rumor- ed released from prison in Hun- gary in a report by the Austrian Catholic news service Kath- press. This picture was taken in 1946. (See story, Page COMPROMISE OFFERED Land Firms Move To Satisfy Vets AUSTIN, Dec. IS UR-Three South Texas land development compan- ies moved today to satisfy Texas veterans who may be unhappy over land deals with them. But the state veterans land 'board" temporarflv balked to take the proposition. The com a etoer took at Aastia attorney Everett Looney, io buy back from "any and all" dissatisfied veterans say land sold the state by the three companies and resold to veterans. Otter -to Pay They also offered to pay up any delinquencies and to keep current on future payments on the unpaid balances due on the land. Looney said he made the offer on behalf of the Rjo Val Develop- ment Co., the Winter Garden De- velopment Cs. Kid the Alamo De- velopment Cc. to show "good faith" by lie companies. State invest igattons into some al- leged South Texas had been set off recently after some veterans had complained they had suddenly found they owned farms under the state program without ever having made application or down payment. Warruts The Veterans Land Board shut down on payment of warrants for any further land purchases pend- ing tightening of regulations. The board composed of the gover- nor, attorney general and land commissioner met today to con- sider releasing some warrants from the freeze order, Looney read the board a formal letter specifying details of the of- fer of one of companies, Rio Val, in regard to 76J.8 acres of land in Maverick County sold state on Jan. l, for 96950 and conveyed in turn to 21 veteran purchasers. "We make this unconditional of- fer in view of the persistent pub- licity which seems to the food rakk of potts to this transaction." taU letter, tf C L. Care? as president of OK tocnjuny The return address was a Yoakum post office box. show, our good faith with reference to this transaction we now advise .you that this corpora- tion will be glad .to accept a con veyance from any oae or aD of the 21 veterans who may not be wholly satisfied with his the letter continued. Looney said the offer also ap- plied all veterans land program transactions by all of tin three companies. Five pending transactions by the Rio Val company had previously been halted at the request of Arty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd pending investigation. Looney said the com- pany feels the land is wen worth the purchase price asked and does not care whether the state ap- proves or disapproves the sale just so some action ia taken to free the funds. SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS Veteran Acquitted In Morijuano Case James Ports, U-year-old Negro was acquitted of a charge of possession at marijuana Thurs- day in 104th District Court. Potts was charged ia 43nd Dis- trict Court wiii possestiaf mari- hist Ms9 Wi Wo transferred to iiistrirt Court in order to (hre him an trial. Jack HoVvH was at- torney for. Potts, AD rrkscara vftared state to suppert the dune that Potti had poeicini marijuana was dr- cumstanUal. State Uquor Control Boort spertor K. O. Pierce toM from the aaai aaw at MAtal C4B KBOOTI a car tram Late to tarn taw ky abort on Uktir wty to woA KiBM vwv Mn. sVrantt, MotlMr

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