Abilene Reporter News, December 18, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

December 18, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, COOL tlfje Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 182 Associated Press IAP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING, DEC. PAGES PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe GIANT KILLER SWINGS fullback Albert Burton, whose sensational performance sparked Albany to its stunning 26-21 defeat of Paducah at Wichita Falls Friday night, pounds around .end for 35 yards to set up another touchdown. Striving vainly for the tackle is T. Tru'elock (14) of Paducah. Details on sports paige. (Staff pho- to by Bob Gulley) _____________ Ex-Foes Cautiously Approve Ike's New Military Program WASHINGTON Bl Ten law- makers in a Congress never be- fore willing to vote for universal military training gave cautious ap- proval today to President Eisen- hower's program of boosting the military reserves while cutting armed services strength. Both Democratic and Republican members generally approved a de- fense department announcement yesterday of plans to excuse 000 youngsters yearly from the draft if they volunteer for six months active training and follow it with years reserve duty. But most of the legislators will- ing to comment keyed their ac- ceptance of this proposal to changes Congress may want to make in a program generally re- garded as reviving in limited form UMT recommendations that hsve not been ton popular in the past. Would Be Voluntary As outlined by the Defense De- partment, the Eisenhower plan would permit 17-year-olds to volun- teer at a month for six months training and lengthy reserve duty in the National Guard, Army or Marine Corps units. The draft would continue, the National Guard would remain un- changed, and the Navy and Air Force would rely on other pro- grams to build up their reserves. The over-all program would pro- vide a five million man reserve by 1959, including three million in a ready reserve subject to imme- diate call, and two million in a secondary reserve composed large- ly of veterans. Secretary of Defense Wilson es- timated the cost at yearly, about 350 miiiions more than the present cost of National Guard and reserve activities. Manpower Cut Seen As the stronger reserve conies into being, tentative plans call for a 468.000-man cut in the present armed forces strength to a level of men in June 1950. Wil- son did not estimate the saving this would bring. Sen. Russell prospective new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, withheld judg- ment until the program is formal- ly presented to Congress. Hussell lias been an advocate of UMT in the past. Sen. Kefauver a mem- ber of the committee, said in an interview he thinks the plan is workable and "in general, I'm in favor of it." But he said that con- gressional committees "will have to work out details" in extending hearings. Constructive Step Sen. Saltonstall retir- ing chairman of the committee, said in a statement that the pro- posal "certainly is a constructive step toward building up our re- serve system." Sen. Stennis another member of the committee, fore- approval of what he called "a modified. UMT" if it. has "the strong support of the Sen. Humphrey a member of the Senate Foreign Re- lations Committee, said he would "look with favor on any reason- able plan" to build up the re- serves. Riles for Train Accident Victim, lO.SIated Today ALBANY, Dec. 18 Funeral was to be held here at 3 p.m. today for Margie Dell Macon.10. She was killed about p.m. Friday, when a train caught her on a railroad trestle over Hub- bard Creek eight miles southeast of Albany. Her sister Barbara, 12, also caught on the trestle, escaped by hugging the side of the structure as the Missouri-Kansas-Texas west- bound freight train passed over it. Margie Dell, frightened, tried vainly to outrun the train down the trestle. She was killed instant- ly. Margie Dell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aries Macon of the Cookfield community, about seven miles west of Albany. Macon is a pumper for Marshall Young Oii Co. Funeral for Margie Dell will be held at the First Christian Church with the pastor, the Hev. Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Mo- ran Cemetery under direction of Castleberry Funeral Home, Albany. Besides her parents and Bar- bara, Margie Dell is survived by a 16-year-old brother, Glenn, who was at Wichita Falls Friday night playing with the Albany football team in the state Class A semi- finals; also the maternal grandpa- rents and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Macon of Moran. Shackelford County Deputy Sher- iff J. F. Rodriguez said the two girls had just alighted -from an Albany school bus and were on their way to visit their grandpa- rents, Mr. and Mrs. Urie Ham mons, who live near the Sedwick community near which place the girl was killed. Sheppard Waits Through Most Anxious Hours of Life CLEVELAND, Dee. 18 (D Dr. Samuel Sheppard waits through the most anxious hours of his life today. The jurors in his murder trial resume their deliberations this morning after 12 hours of discus- sion yesterday. Not the slightest hint has come from behind the locked and guarded doors of the conference room as to whether they are-near a how they are voting. Sheppard is accused of murder- ing his pregnant wife, Marilyn. If the jury finds him guilty of murder in the first degree, and does not recommend mercy, the law requires that he must die in the electric chair. Jurors Disagree As the long, slow hours passed, courtroom observers began to spec- ulate about the possibility that the jurors locked in disagreement. However, they have an enormous mass of material to consider. The written record of the nine-weeks trial amounts to more than a mil- lion words. And there are 214 "ex- including photographs, let- ters, personal possessions of the accused man, the blood-splotched coverings of the bed where Mari- lyn Shppard died. Lawyers said it might take many hours just to examine all this be- fore the discussions get started in earnest. Jurors Look Tired The seven men and five women jurors looked tired, and some of them seemed a little grim last night when Judge Edward Blythin excused them and sent them to a downtown Cleveland hotel for the night. There is no time limit to the jury's de'.iberalions, the judge said later. He declared: "I don't think there is any limit, ar.d even Sunday is a fine day. As long as the defendant is in court. I don't think there is any law against deliberating or return- ing a verdict on Sunday." Sheppard confronted them three times during recesses in the de- liberations. Ejfch time they left the Criminal Courts Building, for luncheon, din- ner, and retirement, they were brought back to the courtroom where the trial was held. Each time, Blythin cautioned them not to talk with anyone while they were outside the jury room. Sheppard was in the room each time. He looked at them closely, bu the faces of the jurors showed little or nothing. One of the women gave him a quick glance, and then turned her head away. None of the men seemed to notice him at all. They all looked like 12 weary people who had been working very hard NATO Keeps Atomic Controls for Civilians U.S. Expects Hard Bargain For 11 Airmen UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. Mi- Diplomats speculated today that Red China's Chou En-lai may set a stiff price for release of 11 im- irisoned American airmen when IB receives U. N. Secretary Gen- eral Dag Hammarskjold in Pei- ping. The Red Chinese Premier indi- cated in his assent yesterday that he considers the case of the air- men closed. But delegates acquainted with Peiping's line of reasoning predicted Chou would get down to brass tacks after first insisting his government was in the and bringing up some com- plaints against the United States. Red-Bloc Opposed Hanw.arskjold asked for the alks Dec. 10 after the General Assembly voted 47-5 to condemn Red China's imprisonment of the airmen as spies. The Assembly called on the secretary general to intercede for their release. Oppo- sition votes were cast by the So- viet bloc. Hammarskjold received Chou's reply the same day the Assembly wound up its ninth session, reject- ing Communist attacks -on U. S. policy in the Far East. As the session ended the main spotlight was focused on Pciping where Hammarskjold is expected to go shortly after Christmas. Dip- lomats believe Chou will seek to guide the talks along the follow- ing general lines: ._ Regime to Control 1. He will try to impress on Ham- marskjold that his regime is com- pletely in control of China. 2. He will protest to the secretary general that the Americans are maintaining what the Chinese have labeled a "nest of spies" on the Nationalist stronghold Formosa and will warn that the Reds will lot consider releasing the airmen until such activities cease. 3. Having thus set the stage he will probably consent to hear Ham- marskjold's plea on behalf of the airmen and other imprisoned U. N. personnel. As a neutral mediator, Ham- marskjold would hardly be in a position to bargain, delegates pointed out, but he could relay jack Chou's demands. Widow of Ex-Taylor County Schools' Superintendent Dies Rosa Abigail Williams, 78, wid- ow of M. A. Williams, died Friday at p.m. at her home, 825 Sycamore St., after being ill sev- eral years. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Elliott's Funeral Home. Mrs. Williams was born in Bell County, Tex., June 30, 1876. She married M. A. Williams July 23, 1899. in Holland, Tex. The couple moved to Taylor County from Bell County in 1903, and she had lived in this county since then. Her husband died Sept. 29, 1947. He was a former county superin- tendent of schools of Taylor Coun- ty- Mrs. Williams was a member of Temple Baptist Church here. Survivors include three sons, C. A. Williams of Woody, Calif., Alvis of Mount Holly, N. J., and M. Les- ter Williams of 1241 Peach St.; two daughters, Mrs. D. S. Living- ston of Potosi and Mrs. Bill Maul- din of Tye; two brothers, John Allen of San Angelo and Tom Allen of San Angelo; two sisters, Mrs J. M. Elkins of Waco and Mrs D H. Lindsey of Paris. Tex.; 16 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Appeal Due By Ranchers GEORGETOWN UK-Lawyers for two Brady cattlemen prepared ap- peals today after conviction of the two last night on charges of etnas culating a Fort Hood soldier. The jury took a little less than three hours to convict Roy Barton 58. cattle buyer, and David Dutton a rancher. They were assessed the minimum sentence, 5 years. The trial WM moved here from Hilli NATO Secretary of State John Foster Dul- jes, right, chats with. French Premier Pierre Mendes- TFrance in Paris before meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization ministers on defense strategy. (AP) FORGOODFELLOWS Benefit Show Nets Food Worth Canned goods, oranges and apples filled two huge boxes at the Paramount Theater Saturday morning, as around 300 people, mostly kids, came to the free Good- fellows movie. Interstate Manager Wally Akin estimated that approximately worth of food had been contributed. The annual movie was free to anybody who wanted to come. The audience was asked to bring can- ned goods or other Goodfellow needs if they wanted to. Abilene Bids Championship Football Game Abilene is bidding for the State Class A championship football game. George Minter, Jr., president of the Ahilene Chamber of Commerce, today was extending an invitation to school officials of Albany, Ma- son and Deer Park. Albany last night whipped Pa- ducah 28-21 to enter the state finals. The Lions will meet the winner of the Deer Park-Mason game which is set tonight at Ma- son. At mid-morning. Minter had talk- ed to the Mason superintendent, and had calls placed to the Deer Park coach who was enroute to Mason, and to Supt. J. W. Cassel of Albany. The Chamber of Commerce is offering use of Fair Park Stadi- um free, plus services of ushers, ticket takers, etc. The only ex- pense to the visiting teams would be game officials. Minter said. Mason is in Mason County 134 miles south of Abilene. Deer Park is near Houston. Cafe on Plum St. Burglarized of Cigarets, Cash Burglary of the Robert Lewis Cafe at 625 Plum St. occurred some time last night. City Police Detective Capt. W. B. McDonald reported Saturday. The intruder tore into a nickel- odeon and cigaret vending ma- chine. It was estimated that in cigarets and about in money were taken from the nickelodeon. Entrance was effected by tear- ing away a screen and breaking out a window on the side rf the building, IfcDoaald Mid. Greatest need for the Goodfel- lows at present is money. Saturday morning, only had been put into Mr. Goodfeiiow's pocket. And he'll have to pull out more than that to pay his Christmas bills. Rising food requests almost 150 more than last year forced Mr. Goodfellow to raise his goal to Friday. Newest contributors include: Anonymous...............i 5.00. Anonymous 10.00 Nathan Morris 10.00 Mrs. C. B. Gates 20.00 Mr. and Mrs. Neal C. Harbin 5.00 Mrs. J. R Woodward 5.00 Elmwood Memorial Park 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. James M. Kendrick 10.00 First Methodist Primary Dept. 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. L. Allen Lacy 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Davis 5.00 J. G. Bowden............... 15.00 J. M. Cooper 10.00 Rodden's Studio 10.00 Immanuel Baptist Fellowship Bible Class 10.00 Mrs. A. J. Hanna...........-.. 3.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Robertson 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. J B. Crutchfield Anonymous 3.00 Previously acknowledged Total: Long-Time Auto Salesman Dies Walter Allen Moore, 64, of 1334 Meander St., died at a.m. Sat- urday in Hendricl: Memorial Hos- pital after a long illness. For many years he worked as an automobile salesman, until his health pre- vented his working. Funeral wil be Monday at 2 p.m. at Elliott's Chapel of Memories. THE WEATHER TT.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY: Fair today and Sunday. High today. 65: tow tonight 35 to 40. High Sunday 55. .NORTH CENTRAL Generally fair through Sunday. Coldi-r tonight with lowest 3MO. WEST Generally fair through Sunday. Colder in Panhandle and east por- tion Of South Plains tonight. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS- Generallr lair through Sunday. CoMer im IS 49 Ulsh and tow temperatures for hoars ended at a.m.: 51 and 43. High and tow temperatures same p.m. today U. S. Isn't Bound f By New Decision PARIS Leaders of the Atlantic Alliance an- nounced today agreement that civilian governments must keep the final say on the use of atomic weapons in the de- fense of Western Europe. They gave no indication, however, of how the govern- ments were to be polled in case of an emergency. The deeision was disclosed in the final communique issued following a two-day meeting of the foreign, defense and finance ministers of the 14 North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization members. The conference approved a defense plan based on the use of thermonuclear weapons if needed to hurl back any invasion. The decision did not appear to bind the United States to consult with the Allies in cases of grave emergency nor to change any standing instructions which may already have been given to Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, supreme Allied commander for Europe. OO The "new look" pattern for de- fense was drafted by the chiefs of staff of the member countries. The United States is known to favor consultation before resorting to atomic warfare but has been opposed to a binding commitment which might be unworkable in emergencies. French Plan Unmtntloncd There was no mention in the an- nouncement of a French scheme for a small "political standing group" with power to "pull the trigger" if full NATO consultation proved impossible. A NATO spokesman said yester- day the ministers had agreed who should decide when atomic weap- ons would be used and also how the decision would be reached. All details of the agreement were with held. In their communique, the minis- ters said they were convinced member countries must maintain strong armies over a long period of time in order to deter aggres- sion. Red Power Growinf Soviet Policy, they said, contin- ues to be backed by "ever-increas- ing military power" and is despite some current outward wakening and dividing the Western world. In the face of current pressure Tom Moscow for the NATO Council declared: "Soviet policy contributes no con- structive solution for ensuring world security and for maintaining the freedom of peoples It provides no ground for believing that the threat to the free world has diminished." Big Three Meet French Premier Pierre Mendes- France, U.'S. Secretary of State Dulles and British Foreign Secre- :ary Sir Anthony Eden went direct- ly from the NATO session to the Premier's office for a general re- view of Western positions through- out the globe. The European nations had indi- cated they wanted to be consulted before atomic weapons were used. 0.S. officials had maintained that the weapons must be ready in the Allied arsenals if the West hopes to counter the Soviet's estimated 300 divisions. The strength of NATO forces has been reliably estimated at 100 di- visions, only half of them active. Robert B. Anderson, U. S. dep- uty defense secretary, told yester- day's session the United States would continue to supply its troops in Europe with the latest new weapons. "The atomic deterrent adds sub- stantially to the present NATO ca- he said. It has always been the sine qua non (the indis- pensable condition) of NATO stra- tegic thinking." French Chief Demands Vote Of Confidence PARIS W-Premier Pierre Men- des-France demanded a vote of confidence today after the National Assembly rebuffed his government on its Indochina budget. The vote, set for next Monday, may delay scheduled debate on German re- armament. Mendes-Frande staked his gov- ernment on the budget issue at the end of an all-night Assembly ses- sion 'during which the: deputies defeated the Premier 301-291 in one -voting and gave him only slim majorities on two others. The bal- loting was on technical points concerning the Indochina budget. The adverse Franee's first setback in she months in his position considerably weakened but his op- ponents did not appear eager to throw him out of office on the In- dochina issue. They want him to be saddled with the responsibility for pushing through ratification oE the Paris treaties to restore Ger- man sovereignty and give her the right to rearm. Assembly debate on the pacts had been slated to open Monday and was expected to wind up late Thursday. Now much of. Monday likely will be taken up by the con- fidence The final decision on the Paris pacts may not come until Christmas Eve, when the deputies will be anxious to return home. Parliamentary opposition to Mendes-France organized while he was tied up in meetings yesterday with ministers of the North Atlan- tic Treaty Organization. He is scheduled to talk with U.S. Secre- tary of State Dulles and British Foreign Secretary Eden today on Southeast Asian problems. The Assembly debate reflected mounting criticism of the govern- ment's handling of the Indochina situation. Several deputies who re- cently visited Saigon said the West's position in South Viet Nam is deteriorating raidly. REST OF STATE CHILLY Winter's Icy Hand Grips West Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nose numbing temperatures gripped a big chunk of Texas west of the Pecos Valley Saturday. It was overcoat weather over the whole state. El Paso shivered in 20 degree weather, and freakish winds made it colder in Houston than it was in Dallas. Biting west winds blew down- slope over the northern half of Texas to make an ice box the southern portion. Blowing dust was reported it Waco, Laredo, Children and Abi- lene. Temperatures were slightly warmer generally than Friday. The lowest was 17 Salt Flat. Other temperatures included Am- arillo 39, Lubbock 28. Midland 33, El Paso 20, Brownsville 99, San Antonio 42, Houston 35, Lufkin 37, Waco 41, Dallas 19 and Wichita 40. No rain rfportad. fart- CHt fer iWaf tenptratuMB. It was more rain or snow for areas in the eastern third of the country today while clear skies prevailed in most other parts of the country. Snow contiaaed during the night across most of the Midwest and the Great Lakes region. Heaviest falls, ranging from 3 to 6 inches, were reported in Minnesota, Wis- consin and Michigan. Lesser amounts fell in northern Illinois, northern Indiana and most of Iowa. Snow also was reported in sec- tions of the Northeast while rain fell in the southern and central Appalachians and northern Flori- da. Light rain fell in parti of Southern Plains. There was a warming in the Southeast after several days of rather chilly weather. It was 63 ia Cross City. Fla., early today, 34 degrees higher than yertn-dty morning. The winning extteced ortr parts