Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 11, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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DOUBLE WINNER—Don Drennan, left, of Abilene copped two honors in the meet, best actor in the one-act play and first place in senior boys declamation. Carol Pumphrey, right, also of Abilene, won first place in senior girls declamation.
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Squall Dumps Hail, Rain in West Texas
A squall line sped northeastward | Hailstones one and one-half inches across a broad stretch of West Tex-j jn diameter fell at Childress, 20
as Saturday night, dumping rami « . . 0uanah
and hail at Post and Childress. miles west or ^uanan* Meanwhile, a southbound cold
The cold front, which was not re-
front stalled on a line running from lated to the squall line, was stall-
ed at 9:30 p. m. Saturday just south of Lubbock and Childress,
Lubbock to Hobart, Okla.
The cold front, the U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport,,.. f
said, probably will resume its weatherman said southbound movement, triggering , thundershowers in the Abilene area Sunday.
The nearest rain to Abilene from the squall line fell between Stamford and Rule, the weatherman said.
The squall started near the New Mexico border, stretching between Wink, Post. Vernon and on into Oklahoma, the weatherman said.
Plane Skirts Storm
A Pioneer Air Lines pilot said he avoided flying through the storm by skirting westward around it about 8 p.m. after passing over Big Spring en route to Lubbock. At that time the storm appeared to be located between Midland and Lubbock. A shower fell at Lubbock a short time later. Midland recorded trace.
Post, located 40 miles southeast of Lubbock, received a heavy hail.
The turbulence was unobserved along U. S. Highway 80. A Gre-hound Bus Lines driver, who arrived at Abilene from Big Spring about 9:20 p.m., said no moisture had fallen along that route. Further to the southwest at Fort Stockton thundershowers were reported by the West Texas Utilities Co.
Showers, hail and strong winds were reported at Wink, to the wrest of Big Spring, by the WTUC.
Rain fell at Quanah at 7 p.m.
High Wins 11 of 14
Abilene High School copped the District 3-AA Intersrholastic League meet here Saturday by running up a total of 277Ms points.
In the 14 different literary events. AHS students grabbed 11 first places.
San Angelo was second in the meet with a total of 1341a points.
MATH WIZARD-Dan Purring-ton of Sweetwater demonstrates the slide rule that brought him first place in the slide rule division. Second place was won by BUly Kelly also of Sweetwater.
Third place went to Sweetwater with 98 points while Brownwood was fourth with 77 points and Snyder fifth with 31 points.
Here's the way the results in the literary events tallied:
GIRLS DEBATE — Jean Swilling and Grace Morrow of Abilene, first; Ann King and Jessica Paris of Brownwood, second.
BOYS DEBATE — I). G. Mc-Coury and Julian Long of Abilene, first; Jimmy Horn and Roger W hitehurst also of Abilene second.
READY WRITERS — Dan Connell of Abilene, first; Charles South of Sweetwater, second; Ruth Ann Jones of Sweetwater, third; and Raye Ann Hoyle of Brown-wood, fourth.
SHORTHAND — Norma Harris of Abilene, first; Bessie Mae Owens of Brownw'ood. second; Ruby Billington of Abilene, third; and Ann Lightfoot of Sw'eetwater, fourth.
GIRLS SENIOR DECLAMATION
— Carol Pumphrey of Abilene, first; Judy Jones of San Angelo, second; Blair Drake of San Angelo, third; and Cecile Hayes of Snyder, fourth.
GIRLS JUNIOR DECLAMATION
— Glenna Isbell of Abilene, first; Ann Osborne of Snyder, second: Joyce Gray of San Angelo, third; ana Donata Roberts of Sweetwater. fourth.
BOYS SENIOR DECLAMATION
— Don Drennan of Abilene, first; Fred Williams of Snyder, second; Charles Richardson of Brownwood, third; and Jimmie Doak of San Angelo, fourth.
BOYS JUNIOR DECLAMATION
— Bill Smallwood of Snyder, first; E. M. Lawrence Jr. of Sweetwater, second; and Bobby Duggan of San Angelo, third.......
SLIDE RULE — Dan Purring-ton of Sweetwater, first; Billy Kelly of Sweetwater, second; Vic Baldridge of Abilene, third: and
Leon Hardman of San Angelo, fourth.
TYPEWRITING - Marlene Morrison of Abilene, first; Judy Rob
erts of San Angelo, second; Ruth Yandell of San Angelo, third; and Kenneth Lawrence of Snyder, fourth.
SPELLING — Alseon Miller and Laurea Neal of Sweetwater, first; Linda Milam and Clare Smith of Snyder, second; and Jack Crumpler and Jimmy Herrington of Abilene, third.
NUMBER SENSE — Alex Nisbet of San Angelo, first; Bobby Cunningham of San Angelo, second; Pati Couch of Sweetwater, third; and Edwin Peeples of Sweetwater, fourth.
SPEECH — Ronnie Nevans of Abilene, first; David Dawson of Brownwood, second; George Nib-ling of San Angelo, third; and Jimmie Reed of Brownwood, fourth.
GIRLS EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEECH -- Lauralee Young of Abilene, first; Mary Frances Moore of Abilene and LaMoine Treadway of San Angelo, tie for second; and Jo Ann Mitcham of Brownwood, fourth.
Abilene also won the one-act play contest held Friday night at Behrens Chapel at Hardin - Simmons University.
Best actor award was won by Don Drennan of Abilene while Mary Ellen Duke also of Abilene was awarded best actress.
Other actor awards went to the following AHS students : Gene Engle, second; Lynn Todd, third; Stanley Wiggins, fourth; and Mark Touchstone and Jack Hurt, tie for fifth.
Actress awards were won by Jackie Duncan of Abilene, second, Regina Cook of Abilene, third; Charlotte Smith of Brownwood, fourth; and Blair Drake of San Angelo, fifth.
Second place in the one-act play contest was won by San Angelo with Brownwood third. Snyder fourth, and Sweetwater fifth.
U. 8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATIIER BUREAU
ABILENE AND VICINITY — Partly cloudy with afternoon thundershowers likely Sunday; (air and cooler Monday; hifh Sunday 85-00; low SundRy night 55; high Monday about 80
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS; Considerable cloudiness, scattered thundershowers mostly in east and south portions Sunday and south portion Monday; not so warm north portion Sunday.
WEST TEXAS: Considerable cloudi
ness scattered thundershowers in Big Bend country, Pecos Valley eastward and east portion of South Plain Sunday and Monday; not so warm South Plains Sunday.
EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Considerable cloudiness and warm with scattered showers and thundershowers Sunday and Monday; moderate to fresh southeasterly winds on the coast.
Dulles Sets Aim On 'United Front'
Flies to Europe To Push Approval
England and France Still Block Action
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High and low temperatures for 21 hours ended at 6:30 p. m.: 87 and 62.
High and low temperatures same date last year: 71 and 48 Sunset last night 7 05 p. m. Sunrise today 6:15 a m. Sunset tonight 7:05 p. m. Barometer reading at 9:30 p. m. 28 22. Relative humidity at 9:30 p. m. 60rc.
Rattlesnake Hunt Set in Oklahoma
OKEENE, Okla., April 10 UP1 — Snakes alive!
Armed with forked tongs and gunny sacks, an estimated 20,000 persons tomorrow will invade Salt Creek Canyon near here for the I5th annual Rattlesnake Roundup in which the reptiles are captured alive.
The rattlers, just ending a long winter’s hibernation, are sluggish from the cool weather.
Thompson Renamed Tech Board Head
LUBBOCK, April 10 W—Charles C. Thompson, Colorado City attorney, rancher and banker, today was re-elected for his 12th term as chairman of the Texas Tech Board of Directors.
Robert Price, El Paso, was renamed vice chairman for the second year. J. Roy Wells, assistant to president E.N. Jones of Tech, was re-elected board secretary.
By SEYMOUR TOPPING
LONDON, April 10 — Britain
and France appeared set tonight to hold out for postponement of Washington’s “united front” program to block Communist seizure of Indochina.
This was the official stand on the eve of U. S. Secretary of State Dulles’ flight to Europe to press for immediate action.
There was a hint in the Conservative prcAs that the British may prove more cordial to Dulles’ idea of setting up an Asiatic coalition in the Pacific than to the proposal to warn Communist China against expansion.
The British and French governments have agreed in diplomatic exchanges to urge Dulles to delay his proposed “hands off” warning to Red China until after the Geneva conference. This parley with the Russians and the Chinese Communists opens April 26.
The British and French fear that any strongarm moves now would only serve to make the Reds clam up entirely at the parley table.
Britain and France reportedly will offer to get in line on Dulles’ proposals if Moscow and Peiping spurn an Indochina settlement at Geneva. But French public opinion, the British have been told by Paris, will not tolerate any immediate move that might hamper the Geneva negotiations.
French Premier Joseph Lanicl told his Parliament that Southeast Asia must not be allowed to fall into Communist hands, but nevertheless his government wants to open the Geneva negotiations ‘‘in complete liberty.”
The London daily Telegraph, which often reflects the views of the Churchill government, said today:
“It is difficult to see what profit there would be in issuing a warning to the Chinese before the Geneva conference. If the Chinese mean to crate further trouble in Southeast Asia, they will not be deterred by a prior intimation that their conduct will meet with Western disapproval.”
Giving an indication that the British may be more willing to do business with Dulles on his proposal for a defense organization to safeguard Southeast Asia, the Telegraph added:
“An Asiatic NATO would be a more solid deterrent to the Chinese than unspecified threats.”
Senate Probers Claim U. N. Has Communist ’Fifth Column'
WASHINGTON, April 10 (#-Sen-ate investigators said tonight a Comunist “fifth column,” W'ith some American citizens in its ranks, is operating within the United Nations secretariat.
“There are strong indications,” they reported, “that this ‘fifth column’ also includes citizens of other non-Communist countries.”
A unanimous report of the nine-member Senate Internal Security subcommittee urged President Eisenhower to instruct the American delegation at the international agency “to press for thorough review of the entire U.N. personnel
LOOK AT THE MEDAL—Bill Smallwood of Snyder shows off the first place medal he won Saturday In the Junior Boys declamation division.
TOP TALKERS AND SPELLERS—From left to right, Glenna Isbell of Abilene, winner of junior girls declamation; Lauralee Young, also of Abilene, girls extemporaneous speech winner; talk with Laura Neal and Alseon Miller of Sweetwater, first place winners in spelling. (Photos by Don Hutcheson).
from non-Communist countries.”
Coupled with this would be instructions that the Americans “cooperate with delegations from such countries for the purpose of eliminating all personnel” from their countries who are members of the Communist Internationale or subject to its discipline.
The senators also recommended that “evidence of Soviet use of international agencies ... as a cover for espionage on American soil” be sent to Secretary of State Dulles as a basis for a possible protest to the Soviets.
“The work of this ‘fifth column* necessarily is inimical not only to the interests of the United States, but also to the interests of other non-Communist freedom-loving nations, and to the avowed interests and purposes of the United Nations itself,” the report said, adding:
‘The existence of a ‘fifth column’ in the secretariat of the United Nations brings into serious question the work of the United Nations agencies and also that of other international organizations."
The report reviewed an investigation undertaken in 1952 in a search for Communists among American staff members of the U.N. secretariat, giving highlights of the testimony as well as the subcommittee's conclusions and recommendations.
It said that between Oet. 13, 1952, and April 27, 1953, 27 U.N. staff members, almost all of them former employes of the U. S. government. refused to answer questions about Communist connections on the ground of possible self-incrimination.
AH told, 40 U.N. employes have quit or been fired in connection with the loyalty probe, which is not yet complete. Of these, 21 appealed to the U.N.'a administrative tribunal nnd 11 were ordered reinstated, on the ground that they were improperly discharged under existing staff rules.
Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld refused to reinstate the 11, and the administrative tribunal directed the U.N. to pay them compensation totaling $189,370.
W. K. (BILL) TIPPEN . . . ending public career
Tippen to Quit As DA, Enter Legal Firm
District Attorney W. K. (Bill) Tippen of the 104th Judicial District said Saturday he plans to become a partner in an Abilene law firm later this year.
He will not be a candidate to succeed himself in his present office. Earlier he had announced he would be a candidate, although he had never failed candidacy.
The change will bring his career of nearly eight years in public life to a close. He had also served two terms as state representative and one term as Taylor County attorney.
Tippen became district attorney Jan. 1, 1953. being appointed by Gov. Shivers to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of John Willoughby. Willoughby resigned to enter an Abilene law firm.
Tippen’s plans are indefinite concerning the date of the change, but he said it wUl be in 1954. The partnership will consist of Tippen, Bryan Bradbury and Raleigh Browm Bradbury heads the firm known as Bryan Bradbury, with Brown as an associate.
Brown is a former assistant county attorney. He stopped serving in that position about a year ago. Bradbury, a former state representative from Taylor County, has been practicing law in Abilene since 1947.
Tippen began a two-year term as state representative Jan. 1, 1947, after being elected. He was re-elected and served two more years. He then was elected county attorney and served in that job two years.
A resident of Abilene since he was 12, Tippen is a graduate of Abilene High School and Hardin-Simmons University. During World War II, he served three and one-half years in the Army, 27 months of which was in Italy as a special agent in counter - intelligence work. He received an L. L. B. degree in 1949 from the University of Texas School of Law.
WASHINGTON, April 10 (/P)—Secretary of State Dulles took off for Europe tonight to try to end a dangerous split among the Western Powers and build a “united front“ against Communist aggression in Southeast Asia.
A few hours before he departed by plane for London and Paris. Dulles had conferred with President Eisenhower and received the chief executive’s blessing for his mission. Dulles’ immediate aims was to obtain British and French agreement to the solid front.
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French Smash Gap in Rebel Encirclement
HANOI. Indochina, April 10 IB— French Union troops, springing a surprise counter-attack, smashed a big gap in the encircling network of Communist-led Vietminh attack preparations around the muddy fortress of Dien Bien Phu today.
They drove the rebels off one dominating hill at the point of bayonets, killing or wounding probably hundreds.
The French with lightning speed bowled over a long string of rebel foxholes and winding trenches on the eastern fringes of the bastion after a tremendous artillery barrage lasting nearly three hours.
French gunners pumped thousands of shells into Vietminh positions starting just after daw-n today.
Led by tank*, French Union infantrymen then jumped off on the
______ counter-attack and by 11:30 a.m.
He is understood, however, to want I had driven the Vietminh from a
! hill several hundred feet high overlooking ihe fortress just five-eighths of a mile from its heart.
Operation Water Haul to Begin
GRAINOLA, Okla., April 10 tB— "OPERATION Water Haul” is ready to start for drought-stricken cattlemen in this area unless rain faUs soon.
The city of Tulsa, Santa Fe Railway and Midland Valley Railroad Co. will join to haul thousands of gallons of water into Osage County where stockponds are drying rapidly.
The Tulsa Fire Department can furnish water free.
Average daily needs around Grainola range from 500 to 2,500 gaUons daily.
He disclosed that the United States government wants this front created before—not after—thc forthcoming Geneva conference on Korea and Indochina. Britain and France have so far taken the position that it would be better to wait until after Geneva.
Talks With Ike After his 30-minute conference with Eisenhower, Dulles said the United States. Britain. France and other nations should “join our strength” to make sure that the Geneva conference "will not lead to the loss of freedom in Southeast Asia.”
The present danger, he said, Is not confined to Indochina, where the defense of Dien Bien Phu “is extremely gaUant against overwhelming odds.”
“There is danger to the entire area," he said. "It affects the vital interests of many nations in Southeast Asia and the western Pacific, including the Philippines, and Australia, and New Zealand, with whom we have mutual security treaties.”
DuUes did not go into details about his plan to meet the danger.
10 nations, including Britain and France, to cooperate in underwriting the security of Southeast Asia.
In France there is powerful sentiment for ending the Indochina War, and this has caused apprehension here about the ability of the French government to stand up under Russian pressures at Geneva.
Dulles' call for united action was reported to be designed, in part, to bolster the position of the French government, and lessen the chances that, under the influence of home front hopes, it would accept a peace settlement at Geneva which would, in fact, let the Reds take over Indochina.
Dulles took off at 5:52 p.m., EST and Is due in London about 3 p.m., London time. Sunday. He was accompanied by three high level advisers—State Department Counselor Douglas MacArthur II, and Asst, secretaries Livingston Merchant (Europe) and Walter S. Robertson (Far East).
Events of the past few days have demonstrated that the pres-
Kids Have Museum
BREMEN, Germany, April 10 MB —Adults are admitted to a newly
ent difference of opinion among the opened Bremen Museum only if
Western Powers is one of the they are accompanied by children, worst splits that have ever devel- The museum features animal and oped over a specific and pressing ! geological exhibits specially adapt-
ed to a child's mind.
Olton Boy Killed
Jerry Wayne Carlisle, 10, of 01-on, and a great-grandson of Mrs.
Almedie Fox, 2601 Hickory St., was killed instantly about 2 p.m.
Saturday when the tractor he was driving overturned on him near Olton.
Dr. W. Irby Fox, 1234 Shelton St., is a great-uncle of the child.
Funeral will be held at Olton sometime Sunday. The body will be brought to Rochester for ser-1 was rushed to the hospital.
Ex-McMurry College Trustee Dies Suddenly at Lubbock
Dr. H. I. Robinson, 56, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Lubbock and well-known in Methodism, died at 12:35 p.m. Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock. He was stricken with a heart attack earlier in the day at his office.
He suffered a mild heart attack about 10 a.m. at his office and
vices Monday. Burial will also‘be in Rochester.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irby Carlisle of Olton; one brother Joe Dean, 15, at home; and three small sisters, Linda, 5, Andrea, 3, and Kathy Irene, 2, all at home.
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Dr. Robinson, brother-in-law of Mrs. James M, Wheeler, 1541 North Seventh St., had been pastor of the First Methodist Church j in Lubbock since November, 1940. The church is building a one million dollar “Cathedral of the j West,” which was Dr. Robinson’s dream. The building is expected to j be completed sometime after Jan. ' 1, 1955
Dr. Robinson, who was conferred a doctor of divinity degree by j McMurry College in 1944. was born l April 12, 1897, in Madisonvilie. He a tended Lon Morris College at Jacksonville and received his divin- ! ity degree at Southern Methodist University in DaUas. Following his I graduation he served in the Navy i during World War I.
Upon his discharge he became
DR. H. I. ROBINSON
Funeral will b# held at 3 p m. Monday at the First Methodist Church in Lubbock with Bishop William C. .Martin of DaUas officiating. Burial will be in Tech Me-
pastor of the Queens City Method- mortal Park in Lubbock under the
1st Church and later took the pas torship of the Cason Methodist Church. He married the former Hester Jones in Cason in 1921.
For a time he was district superintendent of the Texarkana Methodist District and later pastor of the First Methodist Church in Galveston. He was also at one time a member of the board of trustees at« McMurry College and had spoken at McMurry and to civic clubs here several times.
direction of Rix Funeral Home.
The body wUl lie in state at the chutch from 12:45 p.m. Sunday until 3 p.m. Sunday and then will be brought back to the church at 11:30 a.m. Monday where it will lie in state until time for the funeral.
Survivors include his wife; his mother, Mrs. John N. Robinson Sr. of DaUas; and two brothers, John N. Jr. and W. M. Robinson, both of DaUas,tv Y I