Abilene Reporter News, December 22, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR, MILD VOL. LXXIV, NO. 186 LED AWAY SOBBING 'Beautiful Spy' Gets Stiff Term BERLIN, Dec. 21 A U.S. High Commision Court 24-year-old German brunette beauty to five yean in prison for betraying to the Russians military secrets wangled from her two American lovers, both U.S. In teUIgence officials. Irmgard Margarethe Schmidt had pleaded guilty, buf sobbed at the sentence. "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT (AT) WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBEE tt, PAGES 'Wj TWO SBCTIONS PK1CB DAILY Sc, SUNDAY lOe Clark to Take McCarthy Aid On CIA's Reds WASHINGTON. Dec. 21 Mark W. Clark plans to meet with Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) early next month to learn what evidence Mc- Carthy may have ihat Communists have slipped into the Central Intel- ligence Agency. Clark, retired four-star general and president of the Citadel Mili- tary College in Charleston. S.C., heads a six-man team assigned to Investigate the government's far- flung intelligence network. He is reported authoritatively ready to accept any aid which McCarthy, or others, might be able to provide. McCarthy offered last has not yet turned tion to Clark to support his charges that the CIA. the govern- ment's maser intelligence head- quarters, has been penetrated by Communists. Arenatkns Dentonced Allen Dulles, CIA chief, has de- nounced McCarthy's accusations as false. Last summer he invited Mc- Carthy to turn over any informa- tion on possible subversives in his agency but said he received no answer. Informants who told of Clark's plans today stressed he plans to confer not only with McCarthy but with others who have volunteered to help the project. Clsrk's: group' it was said, has been with offers of assistance from num- erous-persons, both in and out of government. CarefmUy Clark was pictured as willing hi listen carefully to some of these sources by reserving the right to make up his own mind about the value of any information, including that which Sen. McCarthy's Inves- tigators may have turned up. Clark was named last Jury 4 direct a "task force" of the Hoover Commission whioh recommends steps for streamlining government operations and cutting costs. This group, headed by former President Hoover, reports directly to Con- gress. It's Slwrly With nearly six months gone, M is apparent that Clark's study is moving slowly. This is partly due to the requirement thai his team members, ai well as some half dozen staff aides, undergo full se- curity check] before being allowed to into any top secret mat- ters. Nearly all security clearances now been granted.. Fair Weather Due After Light Freeze Abilene was to get a light freeze Tuesday night but no damage was expected. A forecaster at the U. S. Weather Bureau said the mercury was U dip to 32 degrees. Wednesday and Thursday will be fair with continued mild tem- peratures. A high of near 70 de- grees U expected both dr.yi with a low Wednesday night of X. The low Thursday night will be about at. she said' I "It's High Commission Judge Am- brose Fuller of Chicago ignored her tears ind rejected a recom- mendation by U.S. prosecutor Thomas R. Land an for a three- year term. Led Away "If these cases are serious enough to be tried, they are serious enough to be the judge said. Miss Schmidt, still waeping. was led way to begin her sentence. Described before the court as one of the most dangerous spies encountered here since World War II. she was wearing a form-fitting American blue suit and nylon stockings and her dark hair was neatly coiffured. Her trial lasted less than an hour. Yanks Stay She pleaded guilty to two charges of charming defense secrets from Ihe Intelligence an Air Force colonel and the other a civilian. Her guilty plea niled out any need for naming the Amer- icans in open court and they were not named. Army officials here declined to jay whether they planned any action against the pair. Prosecutor Lancian, from Everett, Mass., commented: "The revelations which the girl suppressed by her guilty plea would have done irreparable harm to our prestige here in Berlin. They would have benefilted only the So- viets." AntbMtiies Relieved Had she pleaded innocent, tbe officials' activities with ber would have become a matter' of court record. American authorities breathed sighs of relief that these details, along with methods used in Berlin, were not disclosed. An authoritative A m e H c a n source said last week Miss Schmidt was "suspected of having pene- trated American security in Berlin probably further thin any oUwr foreign agency." He said she be- came the mistress of tbe Intelli- gence officer "and also the occa- sional sweetheart" of the civilian. The prosecution charge! original- ly the Russian! had paid Miss Schmidt about in East and SPY. S-A, I Is Guilty of 2nd ree Murder, Gets Life UN Secretary To See Nehru Before Chou UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., Dec. 21 N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold win hold up his arrival in Peiping until early January so he can confer first with Prime Minister Nehrn of India. This was reported in informed quarters here today as Hammar- skjold took off from Stockholm for a return flight to New York. He is scheduled to arrive tomorrow and will'plunge immediately into top-level conferences about his mission to Peiping. He is trying to enlist the support of all neutral countries in this mission, f Leave Next Week Hammarskjold will flv to Pei- ping to seek the release of 11 Amerieari aviators jailed by Red China as spies and to do what he can about repatriating other Americans and U. N. personnel reported still unaccounted for by the Chinese Communists. It was reported he would depart from the U. N. some time next week and would talk with British Foreign Secretary Anthony. Eden in London. Britain gave the United States strong backing for Washing- ton's plan to have' the Assembly condemn Red China for jailing the aviators and asking Hammarskjold to work for their release.-Because tiisjeamworfc, the resolution was lupfoveu 47-5. T. New DeM Next From London, Hammarskjofld will fly to New Delhi. It was reported he would this flight to arrive la New Delhi as Nehru returns from a confer ence of the prime ministers and foreign ministers of the Colombo powers. This will open in Bogor, about 3D miles from Jakarta, Indonesia, on Dec. H or bee. It will continue about 10 days or two weeks but Nehru U expected to return to New Delhi around Jan. 1. NO BEVERAGES, BOYS Merry, but That's Official Yule By ARTHUR ED8ON WASHINGTON, Dec. W-It's a dry and.unrolsttnus for the US.000 govern- ment workers in tbe nation's capi- tal. For the word is out once more: Remember, no boote in govern- ment buildings. Remember, no buttering UD the boss by taking up collections for his Christmas present. It's against the law. The Commerce Department plans probably are typical. Each noontime, carols arc being sung in tbe department lobby. On Thursday that well-known caroler, Sinclair Weeks, who also Is secre- tary of commerce, will join im singing. Oveta Coin Hobby, secretary ef welfare, probably (aye the neat exact Instructions. Parties mar ha Death Claims Mother Of Dr. D. M. Wiggins Mrs. Robert Bruce Wiggins, W, Canadian, the mother of banker- educator Dr. D. M. Wiggins of Lobbock, died at p.m. Totf- 01 Hendrick Memorial Hos- aMal. had been a patient there for three weeks, Dr. Wains said Tuesday. Mrs. Wiggins became in while was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Marvin Highland Another urn, Darren WlRkM ot Canadian, also. survives. Dr. D. at. Is wtO to Wast Taunt M farmer nre- tasnr and ef students sbrdhvSJmmoas Dnirsntty. He la president of QM far- Mr TBUJ of Mines to B PMO Touts Westers aad of LaUeck. Funeral for Mrs. Wiggins will held Thurjdjy afternoon ta First Baptist Church hi Canadian. was horn.March X, ttn M Roth Jordan b Carthag., Miss, Sea was married then to Robert Wiggini. moved to to Canadian hi UK. Mr. Wiggins died aboot ism months actlra church snd dric worker, Mrs. Wigglas was a mem- ber First Baptist Cavch at CuMdbm ate liilnnjii to Cksb aad sasrTrwt arsodchOdno, Mrs. WUBam 0. Hiker, UU Dr., Mrs. Robert DOtoua ef Oaaadiasj sari Mrs, Rsosi held tomorrow and Thursday, pro- vided they do act last longer than two hours. Her memorandum also includes the warning: The -regula- tions against indulgence in alcohol- ic beverages must be strictly ad- hered to. Not that government pavlies ever could be accurately described as hell-raising. The average govern- ment worker (male) appears to be sedate and settled, anxious to get home lo the wife and kids. And the government girl all loo often turns out to be skirting middle age, and, because she sits at a desk so long, she hat bunched where It does ber th. least good. Parties WDder Still, in the old days there were moderately lively parties, although an observer who has attended both a government party can't hold a candle to the pot on by private Industry. But the Eisenhower administra- tion put i damper oo these. Among casualties: an- nual Christmas party by State Department Correspondent's Assn. Even though, as one State Depart- ment reporter observes fen extraterritorial 'rights should in the press room." State Department reporters tend to talk Slate Department officials. All muni was: Why apply fovera- to This year ttw party Is being re- vived, sod Secretary of Statt DuOes has accepted aa tavttatioo for tomorrow's shindig. Whether toast will U drunk carrot sr Mffnttimi ongsr, tat dear. pat ftate Dtpntmtat the 0ft h carved to DA. Tttis a, Ue. to. That's whsn not only ilhgaJ tor a worker to 9 a fee nakiac awn (few is, tk'i Btaspa tor Me 'DO YOU REMEMBER HOW TO PLAT... H. N. Reed makes a request for a. tune to square dance caller W. E. Mays, left, at the Cowboys' Christmas Ball Tuesday night Bob Weatherby, right, was one of those who attended the very first Cowboys' BalL (Staff Photo by Charles Thompson.) 7 Hundreds Dance at Annual Cowboys' Christmas Ball XTBEL CHITON CMreaewdeat ANSON, Dec. Jl The old- time 'fiddlers' tunes set between 309 to 400 persons to dancing Tues- day at the opening night of the Cowboys' Christmas Ball. There'll be more music and danc- ing beginning at p.m. Wednes- day and Thursday at Pioneer Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Wright Lindsey led I he Grand March of the Ball's first night. Lindsey is the great-grandson of the late CoL Dan M. Jones, at- tomey and publisher of the old Texas Western, Alison newspaper. The Cowboys' Ball takes its name from a poem, written by William Lawrence Chittenden, about a square dance given in An- son on Christmas' Eve, Attending the ball Tuesday was Mrs. Walter Wright, who owns an original copy of the poem. Bob Weatherby, one of those at the first baU, was present Also at the ball was C. W. Bart- first president of the Cow- boys' Christmas Ball Association. He and Miss Leonora Barrett were instrumental in starting the as- sociation. Judge Eoimett Robin- son and Judge Charley Coombes helped draw up the charter. Both judges are dead. Those attending the Tuesday night dance were dressed in old- fashioned Western style. Women wore bonnets and full skirts, and the mea were dressed in tight pants and Western shirts. Arch Jefferies and his band fur- nished the music. Theater Bums InAmarillo AHARILLO, Dec. It UB- Fira gutted a theater today and rooted guests in aa adjoining second-floor hotel. Firemen said the Mate afyar- ently smouldered for hours before flames bunt through the roof ef Capital Theater, ef Ama- riHo's utdest. The roof rnJluieeJ and spread blase to stats below. wen M reported Injuries, An wwsboy reported fin at ajn. tt was oat of control before ttn Uaests ta said they smatM earner bat conktel NEWS INDEX 11-14 TV ton 4 t' II The top of Pioneer Ball, which was built aod maintained for the purpose of the baU, was bung with brightly colored material and Christmas decorations., Cedar and tinsel and ornaments were around the band stand, A replica of Larry Chittenden's ranch bouse was hung hi one cor- still stands 15 Ansoa, and was site of the square which in- spired the poem. The first Cowboys' Christmas Ball was held in tbe Star Hold in Anson. Mrs. E. B. Atwood, Church Leader, Dies Mrs. E. B. Atwood, nearly 75, wife of a prominent minister-edu- cator, died unexpectedly about 6 p.m. Tuesday at her home, 1110 Grape St., where she had lived for nearly M years. She was the mother of the presi- dent of North American Aviation Corp., John LeJaod Atwood of Los Angeles, and of a University of Texas piofeasoi, Dr. E. Bagby Atwood. The younger Dr. Atwood is on leave from tJ-T with a Fulbnght Fellowship studying in Belgium. Re and his family are. on Christ- mas holiday in Paris and, at the father's request, will not be hen for the funeral service. Leland At- wood win arrive in Abilene Wed- nesday. Funeral will be at ajn. Thursday at University Baptist Chorea. Officiating will be Dr. Sterling Price, pastor, assisted by Truett Walton, vice-president of Rardin- Simmoni University. Burial will be in Elmwood Me- morial Park under direction of Laughter-North Funeral Mrs. Atwood was a former teach- er and had been a leader la Bap- tist woman's work hi both Texas and New Mexico. Ben hi Keatecky She was the farmer Mabel Bagby, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. D. M. Bacby of Walton, Ky. She was bora Dec. a, in Walton and was reared there. Her father was a physician. Mrs. Atwood met her husband in Georgetown Collage, Kentucky, when they both received degrees. Mrs. Atwood received a bache- lor's and nt ber Master of Arts decree ta 1W1. Ber hus- band completed his undergraduate work there ta WO. After sat com- pleted she trawled and Bred briefly ta before bar marrissjt, u, Shortly alter they married, the momd Ky., wfcsve bs tntataf lajd Mrs. WMU tsrtT the Bnt taught ta.tfM Woman's ary Ualai trainia TtaM ta UN The flnt U> ta Ism IXsrtai el SVMSJ atTi li a. At- pastorates. The next seven yeats they lived in New Mexico, where Dr. Atwood was corresponding sec- retary 'now known as executive secretary) of Baptist work. Mrs. Atwood was his assistant, helped edit tbe state church paper and was a leader in WMU activities. In Dr. Atwood became presi- dent of Wiiyl and College and the family moved to Plainview. She taught Latin and English, often without salary to help the school, and practically turned ber borne over to students who were having financial difficulties getting an ed- ucation. The Atwoods moved in 19M to Quanah wheri he was- Baptist minister for a little more than a AM ATHOOD. Pf. CsL 1 THEWEATHBt r. s. psManawT

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