Abilene Reporter News, December 30, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

December 30, 1954

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas Sunday in The Reporter-Newt porter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 194 Aaociatcd Prat (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, DEC. PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc French OK Rearming PARIS French National Assembly reluctantly and narrowly approved tonight West German re- armament. The vote was 287-260. It ratified the treaty establishing a Western European Union as the coalition in which 12 West German I divisions will join British, French, Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourg and Italian troops in defense of Europe. This was the key point of the recent London-Paris accords. Dep- uties already had approved other portions of the accord. Tonight vote also kept Premier Pierre llendes-France in office. He had made adoption of WEU a mat- ter of confidence in his Cabinet. The vote completed action in the lower House on the various treaties signed here !ast October. In effect, it was a vote on the whole network of treaties. Under a "Single package" proviso, if WEU had been rejected none of the other accords would have been considered ratified. Tonight's vote reversed an As- sembly decision the day before Christmas against WEU. 280-259 when it was not a confidence issue. All the treaties now go to the Council of the Republic, or Senate, where debate is tentatively sched- uled for February. Under a new constitutional amendment, the Senate can delay final French ratification simply by making slight changes in the var- ous bills and sending them back to the Assembly. This could bring final passage close ibe mid-May date which Mendes-France has sug- gested for a Big Four meeting with Soviet Russia on the German issue. Today in the Assembly the Com- munists made a last minute at- tempt to drag out the issue. 27 Organizations Called Subversive WASHINGTON iffl Atty. Gen. Brownell announced today that he proposes to add 27 organizations to his list of subversive organiza- tions. Brownell said notices of proposed inclusion on the list went out last night, alleging in each case that the group addressed was Commu- nist-dominated. He said the action followed care- ful investigation of each of the 27 groups scattered across the coun- try and in Puerto Rico. The action makes a total of 232 organizations listed or proposed for listing as subversive. The list is employed as one check in examining the affiliations of federal employes under the employe security program. The notices mailed last night give the organizations cited 10 days in which to contest the listing if they so desire, m such cases a hearing will be provided. The Justice Department said the listing notices went to these groups: Benjcmin Davis Freedom Com- mittee, 217 W. 125th St., New York City. Californians for the Bill of Rights, 435 Duboc Ave., San Fran- cisco. Civil Liberties Sponsoring Com- THE WEATHER IT. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMEBCE WEATHER BUHKAU ABILENE AND VICINITY HuC-ly to p-rtly cloudy today, tonight ano Friday, with rising temperatures. High today 50, low tonight 35. High Friday aroond 55. NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS- Friday. EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Increasing cloudiness and warmer through Friday. Occasional Jight rain nesr Ihe coast tonight or Friday. TErUTEKATURES 35 29 37 59 38 3C 28 33 23 33 32 33 33 22 X 32 41 27 Sunset last night p.m. Sunrise today a.m. Sunset tonight p.m. Barometer reading at p.m. 2B.21 Kelaiive humidity at p.ra. mittee of Pittsburgh, 114 Steuben St., Crafton, Pa. Committee to Abolish Discrimi- nation in Maryland, 326 West Franklin St., Baltimore. Committee to Defend the Rights and Freedom of Pittsburgh's Politi- cal Prisoners, 212 Forbes Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. Unemployed Congress of the Unemployed: Rev. Robert Frieson. Chairman, 2413 Wylie Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. East Bay Peace Committee, 411 28th Ave., Oakland, Calif. The Elsinore Progressive League, League Hall, Elsinore, Calif. Everybody's Committee to Out- law War, 1234 W. PL, Los Angeles, Calif. Guardian Club, 311 Mt Vernon Ct, San Antonio, Tex. Idaho Pension Union, Couer d'Alene, Idaho. Independent Party, 22213rd Ave., Seattle, Wash. Johnson-Forest Group, Basement Woodbroofc Bdlg., 5050 Joy Rd., Detroit. Mich. League for Common Sense; June Isenberg. chairman, 2262 Ramona Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah. Massachusetts Committee for the Bill of Rights, 169 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Mass. Michigan Council for Peace, 301 Alger St., Detroit, Mich. National Committee to Win Am- nesty for Smith Act victims, 667 Madison Ave., New York City. National Council of the Arts, Scientists and Professions, 35 W. 64th St., New York City. Peoples Programs, P.O. Box 581, Seattle, Wash. People's Rights Party: Carl Brodsky. 799 Broadwav, New York Arts Club" Pittsburgh Arts Club, 2124 Forbes Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa. In addition to the groups pro- posed today for the list. Brownell has also proposed a listing of the National Lawyers Guild, but that organization has taken the matter .into the courts where it is now I pending. Carver, Crow Areas Added ToAbilene Carver and Crow Additions, Negro areas southeast of Abilene, were annexed to the city Thurs- day morning. The City Commission voted the merger on final reading of the necessary ordinance, and the areas are annexed for all pur- poses. Boundaries of the new territory are the Texas and Pacific Railway on the north, Mouser St. on the south, the former east city limit line (Cedar Creek) on the west and T-P Lane on the east. All developed portions of Carver and Crow Additions are included. The two tracts, lying adjacent to one another, have long been a source of worry to the city due to lack of sanitary sewers and to flooding conditions. By the annexation the merged area becomes part of Abilene School District and is taken from the Elmdale School District, which had been trying to get Abilene to take it over. Public hearing held just before the final vote Thursday didn't draw any attendance from interest- ed persons. The hearing was started at last week's commission meeting and continued until this Thursday in or- der to make Mouser St. the south boundary of the annexed area in- stead of originally designated South llth St. Re-zoning Sanctioned In other actions Thursday the commission: (1) Gave the final favorable vote to an ordinance re-zoning the pro- perty at 3041 South Seventh St. (Monarch Co.) from Zone B to Zone F. (2) Gave final approval to the re-zoning of the north side of South 14th St. from Portland Ave. to Ross Ave. from Zone B to Zone F. (6. C. Johnson had asked the zone change in order to operate a watch repair shop in his home.) (3) Received from Ben M. Davis Co., certified public copies of the annual audit the firm has "made the city's financial affsirs. Instructed City Manager Austin P. Hancock to write Texas Pacific Railway, urging that it in- stall safety gates at those cross- ings in Abilene where none exists now. Holiday Death Toll Now 121 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Violent death had claimed 121 in Texas by Thursday with 74 dead in holiday traffic. Homer Garrison, director of the State Department of Public Safety, drivers to take extra care lest this become the "bloodiest Christmas-New Year's season on record. The Department predicted 203 holiday deaths, 108 from traffic, before the Christmas rush started. Bad weather, repeated warnings and slick highways apparently kept motorists at home. As the weather warmed and cleared, the death rate rose. Said Separated NEW YORK (B-Mrs. Leopold Slokowski, the formef Gloria Van- derbilt, was reported today to have separated from her husband, the internationally famous conductor. The report was published by the New York Post. At the Ambas- sador hotel, where Mrs. Stokowski was said to have taken up resi- dence, phone calls went unanswer- ed at her suite. City Opposes U. S. 80 Highway Overpasses MOD Chairman Walter F. John- son, center, compliments Walter Jarrett, second from left, on his letter to major givers asking donations for the March of Dimes. At left is Bob Tiffany, chairman of spec- ial events. Looking over Johnson's arm is Mrs. Stanley FAMILY WEEKLY ARTICLES EXPLORE MANY SUBJECTS Family Weekly, America's new full-color roto- gravure Sunday magazine, is coming to you as a new .feature.of the Reporter-News. The .mil appear next Sunday, Jan. 2, and there will be an excit- ing, entertaining issue every Sunday thereafter. You will welcome Family Weekly to your home. You will like its beautiful full-color pages. You will like its fine pictures and the way Family Weekly's articles explore all the interesting things going on in the world today. You will like Patty Johnson's regular column, "I Was Just the big section of unusual recipes; the news about fashions and all the other fine features that make Family Weekly downright good reading. Look for Family Weekly this Sunday and every day with your copy of the Reporter-News. Sun- UN Chief Vows To Do His Best To Free Fliers UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. The U. N. mission seeking freedom for American fliers in Red China heads for Peiping tonight with Sec- retary General Dag Hammarskjold declaring: "I shall do my best." Hammarskjold has the toughest assignment ever handed a U. N. chief. In a statement a few hours be- fore his scheduled departure, he said: "1 am going to Peiping because I believe personal talks with Mr. Chou En-lai, prune minister of the state council and minister of for- eign affairs of the People's Repub- lic of China, might prove to be helpful in the discharge of this responsibility. I do not know what the outcome will be. I can only say that I shall do my best, bear- ing in mind not only the important international interests so plainly involved but also the very personal interests of the individual human beings and their families that are at stake." Worm-up Forecast; Highways Opened DIZZY Chaney, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chaney, 758 La Salle Dr., seems slightly overcome by the eight-foot tall snow-man he helped his parents build. The big snow sculpture piece was put up at the h0ne of his grandmother, Mrs. C. C. Cowden, 1801 South 14th St. (Staff Photo) Cloudy to partly cloudy skies .Thursday and Friday may give 'some protection to fast melting last reminder of the win- ter's first storm, but temperatures are due to stay above freezing. A cold front which was in Mon- tana Wednesday and was tenative- ly seen as a threat to Texas has ibeen diverted. As a result, temp- leratures today should reach 55, 'drop tonight to only about 35, and ;pcak Friday at about 55. The cold front changed its course from south to east, the Weather Bureau reported Wednes- day. Warmer weather should clear the remaining ice from West Tex- as and Panhandle highways, some of which were closed again Wednesday night. However, so far as was known, there were no pas- sengers left in stalled cars or trucks. I Many motorist found haven in small Northwest Texas towns. Quanah, where three big buses carrying about 100 passengers were stranded, played host Wed- nesday night to' more than 500 travelers. After motels and hotels were filled, the American Legion Home was opened as a shelter and many cafes stayed open all night. Lowest reported temperature in Texas Thursday morning was 2 degrees above zero at Vernon, compared to a low of 25 at Abi- lene Thursday morning, and a high of 38 Wednesday afternoon. Dalhart had a low of 11 degrees Thursday morning, while the warmiEt spot in Texas at the same time was Corpus Christi, with a 43. The early morning freeze cover- ed the entire state except for the immediate coastal area and the Grande Valley, roughly an area south of a line running from Beaumont to Del Rio. Ike May Ask Billion Foreign Aid WASHINGTON Eisen- hower administration was said to- day to be nearly ready with a re- quest to Congress for at least three billion dollars to continue econom- ic and 'military aid to friendly na- tions abroad. Such an amount would be slight- ly more .than the Dongress provided this year for grants, loans and arms shipments to more than 40 friendly govern- ments. President Eisennower probably will unveil the new program in ais budget message Jan. 17. In- formed officials reported govern- ment agencies have decided Con- gress should be asked to appro- priate between 3 and 3% billion dollars. The State, Treasury and Defense departments and the For- eign Operations Administration are expected to agree within the next week on a firm figure and also decide on where the money should be allocated by regions. Any request for three billion dol- lars or more would certainly facr; critical scrutiny in Congress. For- eign aid programs have been trimmed considerably in recent years, and several key Congress members have said they will op- pose any new funds for strictly economic aid. Officials helping to draft the new program said it would seek to channel most of the U.S. dollars to the Far East but that it does not contemplate any massive assis- tance similar to the postwar Marshall Plan for Western Europe. A modest increase in Asian economic aid, however, will be sought, officials said, on the theory that it is urgent to improve living standards if the peoplss there are to resist communism. IT'S SO CONVENIENT tc> pay by the year for your Abi- lene Reporter-News. Also saves you money. Holidoy Rates good for a limited time. Subscribe to- doy. Smith, chairman of the Mothers' March. Mrs. D. R. Rich- ardson, far right, will organize the balloon sale's Jan. 10. All five attended an organiational meeting of the MOD Thursday morning. First Gun Booms In War on Polio Commission TermsLand Cost'Unwise' City of Abilene opposes the two highway overpasses grade sepa- rations that Texas Highway De- partment plans to construct on South First St. as part of the U. S. Highway 80 improvement pro- gram. Unanimously, the City Commis- sion Thursday morning, with all members present, adopted a reso- lution to that effect. Commissioners called the neces- ary right-of-way purchase an tin- ise city expenditure. THD had included in its U. S. SO plans the construction of over- asses on South First St. at Sayles Ivd. and at Mockingbird lane, ach would be feet long. The commission's resolution ated that the city considers as unwise the expen- tures by the city of the amount money necessary for right-of- ay for the overpasses. Members all said they don't be- eve the structures would serve any useful purpose. "The Texas Highway Department s) notified by the mayor that le City of Abilene is not In a po- ition at this time to fulfill its re- uirements for obtaining the grade eparations at Sayles Blvd. and Mockingbird the resolution stats J. "Texas Highway Department is Captains of events for the 1955 March of Dimes campaign 'met Thursday to plot how to get "am- munition" for the Nations! Foun- dation for Infantile Paralysis' fight against polio. First gun in the campaign went off Tuesday with the mailing of several thousand letters to major givers under the signature of Wal- :er Jarrett, chairman of that phase. Chairmen of the other events icard the general schedule of the campaign outlined by Campaign Walter F. Johnson in a meeting Wednesday in the Directors' Room of the Farmers 4 Merchants Na- tional Bank. This year the Taylor County Chapter of the National Founda- :ion has not set a formal goal, Dean Walter Adams, chapter pres- ident, said. Need Greater However, Johnson pointed out, even though the county overshot last year's goal and collected 246.16, it still had to come back in the summer for an additional in an emergency drive. The need this year will be great- er than ever, he said. National goal is Major events for the 1955 March of Dunes include a balloon-sale Polio Blockade, MOD Telethon, Cof fee Day, a street collection, th Mothers' March, and the Women's Golf Association dance. In addition, collection cards will be mailed throughbu the county, 336 coin collectors dis- tributed in local stores, 200 pos- ters put up, coin cards distributed to all local school children, and collections taken at the three col- leges. "This is the best organized March of Dimes have ever Bob Kennedy, publicity ad- visor, said Thursday. Balloon Sale First Abilene Jaycees and the Circle K Club at Hardin-Simmons Uni- versity will start publicizing the campaign Monday with distribu- tion of the coin collectors and pos- ters. Leroy Langston, also chapter treasurer, is chairman of coin col- lector distribution for the Jaycees, and Bill Bramley is poster chair- man for the Circle K Club. First big event of the campaign will be the balloon sale on Jan 8. Mrs. D. R. Richardson is chair- man of the event and will ask th girls' pep squads at all three col See MARCH, Page 2-A, Cri. 1 ptab kj DAVID E. CATO to Kentucky MARTELLE PETTY taSMth Africa Wrecks Kill ACC Student, Graduate News of the death of an Abilene Christian freshman stu- dent at Paintsville, Ky., and of an ACC graduate at Pratoria, South Africa, both in automobile acci- dents, reached Abilene Thursday morning. College officials were informed that David E. Cato, freshman stu- dent from Carrollton, was killed in a car-truck smash-up in Kentucky while en route to see a girl friend. Word of the death of Martelle Petty, 19tt ACC graduate, re- ceived by the Christian Advocate, international weekly published In Abilene for Church of Christ mem- bers. The notification was in the form of a telegram from Frank Dunn, miniiter for the Peak and Eastside Church of thrist in Dal- It wu tint congregation which was supporting Petty in his Sout African missionary work. Cato, an agriculture major a ACC, was reported to only 1 mile-, from his destination when the collision occurred. A 1954 grat uate of Carrollton High School where he was president of the sen ipr class, a member of the Na tional Honor Society, and the stu- dent council, he was a rnembe of the Aggie Club at ACC. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m Friday in the Carrollton Church of Christ. Petty, native of GUmer pretched at the Tuscola Church of Christ during 1M7-43, at San- derson in and Jeffer-jon in 1990. went to South Africa in Jan WKJ. MSI. hereby requested to consider such other and alternate it might find feasible in lieu of the two grade separation structures at these locations." .._', The ceaurusiioa favors the widening project which the Texas fighway Department plans on South First St., and has commit- ed itself to furnishing the right- f-way. Additional property 145 feet wide long South First St. from Mean- er St. to Ross Ave., and from 'ortland Ave. to Carl Stl would ave to be supplied by the city to make possible the overpasses as lanned. Mayor C. E. Gatlin said Thurs- ay the expense of getting the land t those location: would be "tre- mendous." There are numerous es- ablished businesses in those areas. Gatlin gave as an off-hand idea hat "it might cost to but said he hadn't really Igured it carefully. Commission members said the verpasses would seriously injure he adjacent businesses. Commissioners expresed belief hat rejection by the city of the wo overpasses won't block hte widening of South .First St. Another condition which the gfitway department has made for he widening program is that the city remoye all parking from South First St. The commission has adopted a no-parking ordinance for all of South First St: However, a group of South First St. business nun and property owners filed an in- unction suit in 42nd District Court lere to prevent enforcement Dist. Judge Floyd of Breckenridge, who substituted for Judge J. R. Black in hearing the case, has ruled for the protesting plaintiffs, saying the ordinance is "invalid." The city has appealed the deci- sion to llth Court of Civil Appeals, Eastland. City Atty. Alex Bickley said Thursday it win probably be about two months before the wals court holds a hearing on it Another Godfrey TV Staffer NEW YORK New York Journal-American said today that Arthur Godfrey has fired another member of his executive Chet O'Brien, one of the "O'Brien of Godfrey's CBS radio- TV, organization. Efforts to reach O'Brien and Godfrey for comment were unsuc- cessful. O'Brien was stage manager of Godfrey's Monday night and morn- ing shows. Firm Con 'Mum' Employes WASHINGTON It) A Wend judge today qftefci UN right rf the General Etoctric Co. te maftoftt who ntaM to mmint by coocrenMBw toitteet about cornmanam. ;