Abilene Reporter News, December 27, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLOUDY, COLDER Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 191 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER, PAGES PRICE DAILY fc. SUNDAY lOe Ike May Return To Washington CHRISTMAS AFTERMATH-------Only twisted skeletons 1-year-oid granddaughter died in the flames of a doll buggy, tricycle and child's wagon remain of the of the five-room house. The fire also destroyed their sons' bit Christmas the C. E. Hamiltons enjoyed with all their cars (Photo by W. E. Winters.) Baby Killed as Fire Levels Farm Home By BILL TURNER One year old Ginger Hamil- ton burned to death and five other persons were burned when fire early Sunday destroyed the farm home of grandparents north- west of .Wingale. t The blnze started when a menv tier of the family attempted to start a fire in a wood stove with kerosene and the kerosene explod- ed. The child'was the daughter of Mr. and Sirs. Wilton Hamilton of Follett. The child's grandmother, Mrs. C. E. Hamilton, was in critical condition at Hendrick Memorial Hospital in Abilene late Sunday from burns received when the fire razed the five-room Jxnue. Four others were burned less se- riously. Mr. and Mrs, Wilton Hamilton were at Winters Municipal Hospi- tal. He (Uffered hums on the feet and she receired bums on the face, arms awl hands. Their other daughter, Patricia Ann, 3, who was al the home- al the 'time of the fire, was not hurt. Also at the Winters hospital was Glenn Hamilton, 20, of Dalhart, a iton of Mr. and Mrs. C. E, Hamil- ton. He had burns on his tegs. C. E. Hamilton was treated for burns on the right jrm at Hen- drick Memorial Hospital in Abi- lene but was not Remitted as a patient. Four other children of Mr. and Mrs. C, E. Hamilton were at the home at the linie of UK fire but were not burned. They were Rich- ard Wayne, J6; Tiirany Darrell, 19; Kenneth, 15. ami Nancy, 7. C. E. Hamilton said the family was getting up Sunday morning when the fire and explosion oc- curred about as Kenneth was using kerosene to start a fire in a wood stove. Ginger Rae's grandmother was near the stove, holding the little lot when they were hit by the flaming explosion and knocked to the floor, be Kenneth was blacked againai'a wall as the exphcion kerosene can out: of hfe spooling flamec out Into the room toward the grandmother and the child. C. E. Hamilton said the house was immediately engulfed by the flames. He said he grabbed for the child but was knocked down in the confusion. He said he then attempted to pick up ha wife but that she was so badly burned he could not and he rolled her to door. Ruth Little, Reporter-News cor- respondent of Winters, said Uoyd trho lives across me aod another neighbor, Ben tank (Sit with water chemicals, but there was not enough Quid U) the' blaze.- Then thefy brought barrels of water from Wingate. Harvey Hooton and J. A. Hoo- ton, oil well servirere, alto brought water trucks, but the house was quickly destroyed. Two cars belonging to Glenn Hamilton and W. B. Hamilton, parked near the home, were de- stroyed. C. E. Hamilton's car was farther away and was saved, he said. All the family hod been to Milw Saturday for Christmas dinner with Mr.-aBd Hafnfl- ton's daughter a Mr. and Mrs, Jamos. E.. Ramsey and young- Jerry and James Larry. The Ratrmys had remained at Miles Friday night while the rest of tbe family re- turned to the Hamilton home here. The family lost all of their be- longings in the fire. CoiHngsworth and Frank Antilley of Shep began taking up funds for the family and Sunday morning had collected AUTO DEATHS BELOW ESTIMATE U.S. Violent Deaths Hit 398, Breaking 2-Day Yule Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Highway deaths lagged slightly behind estimates Sunday night as the Christmas holiday neared ao end. But a rash of fires took many lives across the nation and pushed the violent death total to a new rec- ord for a two-day Yule weekend. At p.m. EST the count of violent deaths for tlw two-day holi- day stood at 398. Of these 300 were traffic deaths, SO from fires and M from miscellaneous mishaps. The survey began at p.m. Christmas Eve and ends at mid- night Sunday, local time. Ned H. Dearborn, president of the National Safety Council, sakt there still was a chance that traffic toll could be held well below the Council's estimate of 370 if ev- ery one exercises extra care during the closing hours of the holidays. Only seven states reported no ac- cidental They were Minne- sota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Ver- mont and Wyoming. With the death of a 16-year-old girl near Exira Sunday night, Iota's 1954 motor vehicle toll reached record high for one year. This year's two-day Christmas traffic toil also lagged behind the first two days of the Christmas hol- iday of 1953. Total deaths in the three-day holiday last year were 5S in traffic and 83 in Fires. The traffic deaths this, year were well above the z77 record (or a two-day Christmas holiday sti in 1948. During the IMS holiday Mt persons died in violent accidents of all types. The death toll by states, with traffic, fire and miscellaneous listed in that order: Alabama 6-0-0; Ariiom. 2-0-0; Arkansas 3-12-1; California BEAUMONT MAN DIES Ranchers, Hunters Trade Shots Arguing Over Dog JASPER, Tex., Dec. K ranchers and a group of hunters who had accused them of killing a hunfinii dog exchanged 30 to 40 in a wild gunfight yesterday. One of Hw hunters was killed, both ranchers and another of the hunters were wounded, and today men were charged with assault with intent (o murder. Blaat ratal Sheriff Thomat Mixon saM the naa killed by a Mast through the right shoulder, Roy Muouh, Beaumont. Tex., was tbt only of the eight men Involved who didn't firt a that. "Ha had Mt hti (tin In Wi sherlH said. older of the two bachelor ranchers, Slerilnrf Garllngton, U, IB crltkal condition In a Beau- mont boapiial turgtry. had rifte wouad la hk Md shotna ta MB, Tbe other. Dalphta Garlington, U, wat bospitalhed with chest and neck wounds. His con- dition WM MI Sous. The wounded hunter, Travis M. Ellis, X. of near Jasper, was shot in MM face. Hit condition was xood. "Tbe have always said they would shoot any dog they find in their tbe sheriff "They don't deny H. Their pasture is potted waraing againtt iMBting are potted and they have cattle and boat in that hoatert up to the Garllngtont whert they were iH- tiat la their pasture, or two words puwd between Charity Ki- af and Garltaftoot, and aheatan ttarted." tt aMvkr were Dalpbin Garlinfton, Travis Ellis and his ton Charles; Gerald Sanford: Richard Morris and Clar- ence. WJlllncham. AH'are of the Jasper or Beaumont area. Dist. Ally. J. L. Smith said, "We slid don't know who fired first and it'j all ttiQ under investigation." He said officers haven't abtt te talk to The sheriff uld dog beiooftd te Morria. bunch huntara had lost dop around he added. Mixon said Gariiacton broth- ers, btchelon who live with a aid their mothar, "tat every- body ebx alone and dont want Bobody rumlnj with them." Deputy Sheriff Wayne Pullen SterHng Gariiacton docked behind a dirt TBE acred a and at !iad Colorado S-0-0; Connecticut 2-0-0; Delaware I-OO; Florida 14-2-3; Georgia 12-S-O; Idaho Illinois J8-S-5; Indiana S-l-fl; Iowa 5-0-0; Kansas 3-0-1; Kentucky 12-34; Lou- isiana 5-1-1; Maine Maryland 74-1; Massachusetts 6-2-0; Michigan 16-3-0; Mississippi 4-0-0; Missouri J-0-1; Montana 1-0-1; Nevada New Jersey 9-1-3; New York 14-S4; New Mexi- co 2-0-2; North Carolina 1J-1-2; Ohio 17-0-3; Oklahoma 9-1-0; Ore- gon 3-0-0. Pennsylvania 22-1-2; South Caro- lina 7-1-1; South Dakota 3-04; Ten- nessee Texas 20-4-5; Utah Virginia 9-Z-4; Washington 1-0-0; West Virginia 2-0-0; Wiscon- sin 1-0-0: District of Columbia I-OO. SolonsMay Vote Selves Pay Increase WASHINGTON, Dee. M Members of Congress taking office Jan. 5 at an annual salary of probably will be getting before tbe end of 1955. A congressional pay raise bin Is almost sure to be enacted early in tbe new session. It has the backing of top leaden In both parties and no major op- position. Amteat Uaeeriaia About the only unsettled question is the amount of raise the mem bers will vote themselves. A special Citizens' Committee last year recommended that 000 a year be paid members of Congress and federal judges. Con gressmen (senators and represent as well as federal distric judges, now receive which in the case of congressmen in eludes a annual expense al lowance. The present congressional salary scale was fixed by law in 1946 and went into effect in 1947. Prior to then, tbe annual salary was Matter Shelved Tbe Citizens' Commiitee's rec ommendations fell on receptive but fearful ears on Capitol Hill. It came io a congressional election year and was reluctantly, shelved. Rep. Sam Rayburn of Texas, who will be speaker of tbe Bouse in Retiring Speaker Joseph W. Mar tin, Jr.. of Massachusetts has indi cated he (eels the same way. probability is that a pay bill will be sent to the House floor for a rote early in IKS, so that rt can be enacted more than a full year in advance of the next congres- sional elections, in 1996. Fanred Current sentiment is for thi figure for both congress men and federal judges. In the case of congressmen, this would include a taxable expense account. No change is likely to be made in the law allowing Congress mem- bers to deduct up to annual ly, for tax purposes, for maintain- ing two in Washington and one in their home states. A companion measure, alnnd equally certain to be enacted would raise the pay of all federa employes. It was enacted last year but was vetoed by President Eis enbower because it failed to con- tain provisions for additional reve- nue to help offset the extra cost in the postoffice department. Congressional leaders haven't decided whether to couple a rate increase with the bin raising the nay of federal workers. Some of them feel that the two subjects should be handled separately, with the par raise bill going to the White Boose early enough to be passed over a veto. Texas Leads Other States As Fatality Total Swells By TBK ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas was topping all other statn Sunday in the grim busmnc of death on the highway, by gun- shot and by fire. Viotent deaths of all categories in the state since midnight day reached St. Thirty eight KVM were taken in traffic akne, ahnost double the toD, in California. California's It put that state in atcond place. Gun shots tout seven lives in Texas, six burned to death, three were fatally stabbed, one was killed in a fight, one was run over by a bulktoxer, one drowned, and one fell to death from a pecan tree. On a rain-tiki: highway near Jasper io East Ttxai Smday, Sid- ney and Michael McNair, M and 7, mra kiBid wtan tMr.or atid- J __ ova 14-inch The pareoto, Mr. and Mrs. H, f. McNaa- Quincy, tart JesuaKa Sttuwtax, SI, aorf har daughter, Slfueatei, S, of Houaton, killed SaharUy in a headon collialon near lleaira. dead at aaad at WM believed he I Mt by a car. Bert WUhaim, SI, Baytown, was killed Saturday won he was shot seven times with a 31 caliber re- volver in Baytown. Mrs. Eva Braden, M, burned U> death Saturday la her El Paso home' when a heater ignited her nightgown. The body of Larry Nebon was recovered Saturday from the Terrell Country dob Lake. The boy had gone boating early in the day and drowned. Saet te Death L. D. Hays, 44, was shot to death Sunday in Fort A woman was held for questioning. One-year-old Ginger RJM Hamil- ton buratd to death Soadzy when destroyed kerne ef her ASSAILANT GETS PAINFUL LESSON-HE DIDN'T KNOW LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 What this guy didnt know hurt him. Miss Annette Hyden, 22, told police today she had parked her car in front of her home when another car pulled up and a man threatened her with what appear- ed to be a pistol. "Get back in your he ordered. Miss Hyden swung with her purse and hit the man on the face. He swung with his weapon, which turned out to be a toy, and gashed her forehead. She countered with her fist, a sizzling right cross to the midsection Her assailant jumped back to his car and fled. What he didn't know was that Miss Hjden was a physical education instructor. grwdpanBts, Mr, and Mn. C. K HamOteB, 14 from The chlkfs paaduiottm wm eritj. cally barMd. poltot saU ttebart Van, Aa Aottin woman, J. S. Uotherafi, 51. kflWI fe aa. aute accideai Aattia the IN FRANCE TODAY Papers See Close Vote PARIS, Monday, Dec. 27 French newspapers agreed today the National Assembly vote oh German rearmament will be close. Some expressed resentment of what they termed "Anglo-Ameri- can pressure" for ratification. Communist 1'Humanite printed a picture of German planes [lying over Paris with the legend: "For the next time they would be carrying the atomic bomb." It also published a front page editorial on "the insulting Anglo-American pressure.1' EtmtKie Reeerety 1 ornbaii an independent SocJaKst suggested that FVWeVecff nomic recovery should have pre- ceded the agreements. "That would have avoided the dangerous precedent that will un- doubtedly result today from a re- versal by the Assembly on a vita! problem, a reversal which wiH seem imposed from abroad." Le Figaro, strongly anti-Commu- nist publication, disagreed. It said: "The vote goes beyond wretched local politics. Our allies will read in it the answer to a question put at London and Washington: Does the word of the French govern- ment still have any Close Vote Sen Le Figaro predicted me .vote win be close and may depend on get- ting those who previously voted "no" to abstain. The right-wing 1'Aurore argued against abstention, however, see- ing R as lacking in courage. The National Assembly must de- cide in voting that starts later today either to accept West Ger- man rearmament or isolate France from the inner councils of the Western Alliance. Twice within the past four months the deputies have voted against returning guns to the hands of the Germans. The first time was Aug. SO when they killed the Euro- nesn Defense Community plan for a unified army. The second was early Friday when they untxpect- edly voted down, 2SO-E9, the Paris accords to bring a Wart German diyisioiis into a Western European Union and seat tbe Bonn Republic in the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization. ThM Ounce The intricacies parliamentary procedure give the deputies a third chance tomorrow. Another refusal might provoke a complete re- shaping of British and American And since Premier Pierre Mendes-FVaoce called for two Votes of confidence on the question of Gerinjan tt Wrerse vote wonW him from power and touch off soother political crisis In France. THEWEATHR ABILENE AND VICINITY Pwtlr Homiv, to partly etnfe au. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS ItaUr tov xM P u Paris W Hay Cause Emergency AUGCBTA. Ga., Dee. H W President Eisenhower may return to Washington for tmagax.) eon- suKationi with members of his Cabinet if the French National As- sembly rejects (he German rearm- ament agreement tomorrow. Tbe House announced to- day that in the "nnhappy" event of an advene vote In Paris tbe President win consider breaking off his stay here, where be is work- ing on messages to Congress and golfing in between times. Danes May Cetae James C. Eagerly, White House press secretary, added that if Ei- senhower decides to remain in Augusta onta his planned depar- ture date of Jan. 3, Secretary of State Duties and other high offi- cials may fly here for a series of conference. The announcement served to re- eropbasize the concern with wMch the Eisenhower admicigtratioD ii awaiting tbe crucial French wte. Originally Eisenhower planned to stay in Augusta aBtfl Jan. S, wort- ing on Ws State of the Union mes- sage and other schedated to be sert to nest inonoV Indications here were that historic French decision of tbe question of reanntog West Ger- many as a foC partner of tba free West may come sometime tanor- iaeaed .fcOowmc you know, the President and eecretary la. conference tnnes daily by telephone since the adverse vote of Chamber of Deputies tat week. "On Friday the said that he considerad the vote reflect- ed a situation of tbe almost Hri- ousnento tbe free world. He also mutMed the hope of our govern- ment thai the vote would not repre- sent the fined French derision in the matter. "If, contrary to oar oops, this shook! unhandy be the how- DEE, ttft M. Cat, I (old Front Hits Abilene A cold front from tbe nortnust mat hit Ahflene about pjn. Sunday was pmhiag out the ctty'j warm weather aad was due to hold teuipeiatuiet down for at least the next two days. Temperature Monday night was drop near freering. The high Monday will be 55 and the high Tuesday SB. A forecaster at the U. S. Weath- er Bureau said no precipjtathaj WM expected with the (not Snow ii likely to fill a the Texas Panhandle Monday, and pos- sibly ie the Plains, Associated Press said. An of Texas it due colder weather Monday or Tuesday. Some raia is expected fVflldMIKMI IH6S LEVELLAND, Tex., Dec. Sufi- Highway Patrolman Henry Cramp said today a soldier who bad poDrd off the highway to sleep wa, killer1 today when a second car, its driver haviaf !allm adeep at th. wheel crashed into hii ear. Cnamp said Pfc. Car! Proton Peek, Midland, poBed off Stale HVrhway uDea southwest of bevtlland, evidentty to atoep. The patntaan said car was struck headon by a car driven by Laosfe Cole, M, ODonaal. Tex. The patrolman quoted Cote as jayiag he feu aetecp at UK I he woke op M Uw ear leaving .tin raad and tried to back the bat ftnxk Pwfc's SCBNB n Thta will be the scene in Paris today at the National Assembly West German rearnaaMoi second time. Here, French Premier Pierre MrnrUsFriftLi, center foregrtxwd, lUten. with asUatai? debates tbe issue a OB that HOJjfa Hilarys AUCKLAND, m-A see, WBI hen ;

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