Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 12, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIII, NO. 300
Associated Press (AP)
ABILENE TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 12, 1954 TWELVE PAGES
PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY 10c
Freak Storm Panics
Winters; Rain Light
Philippines, (offlmies Slart Power Fight
ONE OF MANY — Accidents were numerous in Abilene Sunday. Four persons were slightly injured in this late model Ford pickup when it was struck from the rear by large trailer truck at the intersection of North 13th St. and Treadaway Blvd. Treated and released from Hendrick Memorial Hospital were T. L. Tate, 30; Michael Wayne, 16-month-old son; and Beverly Karen, five-month-old daughter, all of Anson. Mrs. Tate was admitted but her condition was not consido'ed serious. Driver of the truck, Carl Dave Patton of Eastland, was not injured. (Photo by David Barros)
2 Killed in Wreck West of Putnam
BAIRD, April 11. — An Arllng- report. No reason for the accident ton, Texas man died Sunday aft- was given at the time, ernoon at Callahan County hospi- Both persons were listed as tal in Baird, the second victim of Negroes in the report of the acci-a one-car accident early Sunday dent. Injuries to either person
CLOUD SEEDING RAINED OUT
Earlier. Alice Clemmons Armstead, 50, of Odessa, died at the Graham Clinic in Cisco. She and Johnnie Crooms. 39, were riding in an automobile that overturned •bout a mile west of Putnam on U. S. Highway 80.
Putnam is located 12 miles east of Baird and 13 miles west of Cl.s-co.
Patrolman George Clark, who
were not known.
Good intentions! •
That was the idea of L. J. Edwards, local pilot, of 1430 South Third St., Sunday afternoon — but things didn’t work out.
Edwards had hoped to seed some of the many clouds around Abilene with silver iodide crys-i tals—but it began to rain and the heavy clouds moved away before I Edwards could get his plane in-I to the air.
Kremlin May Change Remote Control Plan for Salelliles
BERLIN, April 11 (i?)—Foreign every session of the Congress of
Investigated the accident, reported quarters in Berlin are reaching the that the woman was driving the: Qeorgi Malenkov’s
Kremlin is no longer satisfied with
^Vhe^auto ’went off the road and' the late Joseph Stalin’s method of
overturned, according to Clark’s
Wilson Won't Run
DALLAS, April 11 .1^—Rep. J.
Frank Wilson of Dallas announced today he will not seek reelection.
The Democratic lawmaker's announcement from Washington was expected to bring several candidates into the field. Thus far. only Lewis Hacklers, a young attorney • nd accountant, had filed.
remote control over satellite Communist parties.
Therefore, Moscow appears bent on a course of assigning one of its top men from the Politburo to direct participation in all important Red rallies abroad.
Most recent example of this apparent new policy is the trip of Anastas I. Mikoyan, Armenian member of the Moscow Politburo, who took ff by air for his homeland from East Berlin today after two weeks here. Mikoyan sat in
the Socialist Unity party which rules the Soviet zone of Germany. He toured East zone factories, mines and cities and undoubtedly will make a personal report to Malenkov, Molotov, and company upon his return,
Mikoyan, the Soviet authority for trade, is the second member of the Politburo to come out from behind Kremlin walls for direct contact with Red followers in foreign lands. Nikita Khrusuchev, who appears to rate alongside Malenkov and Molotov in the hierarchy, performed the same role at the Polish party congress in Warsaw last month.
Abilene Man Killed
In Dice Came Fray
MANILA, Monday, April 12 U. S. officials today watched with concern a power struggle between President Magsaysay, who favors a united front against communism in Asia, and a foreign policy spokesman who says “it is none of the Philippines’ business’’ if Indochina goes Communist.
Magsaysay, swept into office by his popularity as a military campaigner against Communist - led Huk guerrillas, issued a weekend statement which appeared to side with U. S. Secretary of State Dulles on saving French Indochina from falling to Red China.
Magsaysay said his nation’s security required “commitment to the principle of associating itself with other free nations of the world in resisting Communist aggression in Southeast Asia.”
Sen. Claro M. Recto, who was foreign minister in the puppet government of Japanese occupation forces during World War II, said if Dulles’ proposal called for eventual Philippine intervention “I will fight it in Congress as well as out of it.”
Magsaysay has postponed a conference to discuss the U. S. proposal on Indochina in the face of determined opposition building up in Congress against favorable action.
Recto has the support of prominent members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. They are reported prepared to caution Magsaysay to ‘‘go slow about possibly throwing the country into the vortex of international power politics.”
The time is fast approaching, however, when the decision must be made whether Magsaysay controls foreign policy in his administration or will be dictated to by the party.
Magsaysay has pledged his administration to continued coopera-tin and iriendship with the United States in fighting communism.
Rector favors an "Asia for the Asians” policy, saying the Philippines has wasted Asiatic good will by drawing too close to the United States in foreign affairs.
There was other evidence over the weekend of the growing split between Magsaysay and Recto. In a speech Saturday, Rector revived the "Asia for the Asians” slogan which rocked the administration last month.
Magsaysay had called a high policy meeting at that time. Out of it came a statement saying the Philippines stood “for the right of self-determination and independence of all Asian nations”; for cooperation of all “freedom-loving Aslan countries” within the framework of the U. N. charter.
WORRIED BUT UNHURT — Brook Lee Kean, 4. (left) and his sister, Sharon Kay Kean, 3, are held by Officer Shelby Fancher Sunday after the car in which the children were riding was involved in a minor accident on South First St. The children stay at a nursery in Abilene. (Photo by David Barros).
Moisture Ranges Up to 1.5 Inches
Turbulent weather with some rain for the thirsty drylands hit the West Texas area Sunday.
Most violent of the weather was a hail storm at Clyde and large freak red colored whirlwind at Winters.
Rainfall was scattered varying from an estimate of 1.5 inches at Baird to zero at a number of towns in the area.
A hard rainfall was reported
at Seminole at 10 p.m. Sunday and highways there were closed, Hhe Highway Patrol said.
The Highway Patrol said late Sunday night that a grain elevator was blown over near Seminole about 9 p. m. No other details were known.
WHERE IT RAINED
biles to clog the highways in an
cloud, which w'as not funnel shaped was black at the top with a blend of red toward the bottom.
Joe Baker, an observer to the freak cloud, reported that a trash can W'as picked up by the wind and
100 feet, scattering trash over a fairly large area. No damage was done by the wind.
Hall as big as golf balls covered
POLICE KEPT BUSY
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4 City Wrecks
In 17 Minutes
Ernest Nixon, 29, of 518 North Treadaway Blvd., died about 2:30 p. m. Sunday at Hendrick Memorial Hospital after being shot five times about 1 p. m. Sunday by a 30-year-old Abilene man, police reported.
The assailant was arrested a short time l^ter in the 700 block of North 10th St. by Officer S. E. Thomson.
Det. Capt. W. B. McDonand and Det. Warren Dodson who investigated said the shooting took place at the Eagle’s Club, 622 Plum St.
Nixon was shot five times, Dodson said. Once in the left shoulder, once in the right side above the groin, once in the left thigh and twice in the posterior.
The arrested man told officers lie used a .32 caliber automatic which belonged to him. Following the shooting officer.s quoted him as saying he threw the weapon in an alley in the 600 block between Plum and Ash St.
McDonald quoted the 30-year-old man as saying he shot Nixon after an argument had arisen over a dice game and Nixon had cursed him.
Officers said the arrested man reported he went to the club about 10 a. m. Sunday and was watching a dice game. One of the men In the game quit and later Nixon came in and started playing.
Nixon started losing, got mad, saying he couldn’t win w'hen everybody around there was pulling against him, officers repoi*ted.
The arrested man told police he shot Nixon after Nixon had used abusive language and had started toward him with his hand in his pocket.
Nixon was taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital by Curtis-Stark Funeral Home ambulance.
Officers were still looking for the murder weapon Sunday night.,
_______ . , _ „ - , , . Nixon recently had been indict-
day in the fatal shooting of Ernest Nixon, 29-year-old Abi- ed for possession of marijuana. He
lenian. Thompson captured the assailant in the 700 block of was released from Taylor County
North 10th St. shortly after the shooting. Dodson along with
Det. Capt. W. B. McDonald investigated the incident. (Photo «„d will be announced by^urtis-
by David Barros) Starki Funeral Home.
Wetback Bill Slated Soon
Abilene police spent a busy Sun- Otto M, Vinson, 810 day night as four accidents in Dr., and Theldore F. Morsden of rapid-fire order were reported to „„„„ o .
thim in s period of 17 mlnuies. S«" An-
The first of these happened 7:20 p. m. at the intersection
South 14th and Butternut Sts. when V. R. Elliott. 65. of 1761 Chestnut St., was struck by an automobile driven by Glen Bersyt of Rt. 5, Abilene.
Elliott was taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital where police reported he was treated for cuts and bruises.
ITie next three accidents occurred on South First St. in the mat-, ter of three minutes. All of these were cau'^ed directly or indirect-1 ly by a 27-year-old Abilene man who was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
The first of these happened aL South First St. and Mockingbird
ROTAN, April 11 (RNS) this morning.
ches of rain was recorded. Hard wind accompanied the hail w'hich hit Clyde between 5 and 5:,30 p. m.
Further out in West Texas a pilot reported to the Highway Patrol at Wink that a funnel, twister type cloud was sighted by him. No damage was reported.
Heaviest rainfall in the Abilene area was at Baird where an estimated 1.5 inches fell. Four miles south o£ Wylie 1.2 Inches was recorded.
A pilot flying over the area north of Bsird reported to the i
I Weather Bureau that creeks
and fuiTows i n the fields in that area were full of water.
In Abilene the rainfall varied from .09 inch at Municipal port to .45 at 1829 S. 8th St,
Colorado City in long-dry West Texas had half an inch but .90 was
measured two miles west and .45 HANOI, Indochina, April 11 iM— to the north, | The French clung grimly to newly
Some hail accompanied the thun- i won positions commanding the derstorm which dumped more than ^ eastern rim of Dien Bien Phu to-half an inch of rain on Colorado day. They beat off desperate rebel City, The rain was welcomed by effort.s to break through at that Buccaneer *’«''chers who said it would green vita' point, o^iv o' a mile from up rangeland. It also will help pre- the heart of the fortress, pare the soli for cotton planting. Within the past 24 hours ihe still about a week away in Mitchell French have beaten back four County. counterattacks by thousands of
rebels striving to regain the 1,200-
foot hill from which they were routed yesterday in bloody hand to hand fighting.
The French seized the hill in a .surprise infantiy attack on the heel.s of a three-hour artillery bar-
PASTOR INTERRUPTS PRAYER FOR RAIN-TO WATCH RAIN
Prayers were answered here ^ipving in behind a shield of
j tanks, the French smashed through
Last Sunday night, Dr. Lawrence Hays, pastor of the First | Ing"*treSes^ to*rouir the^rTbe?s Baptist Church, announced that there would be prayer for at bayonet point, rain each morning until it rained. I Vietminh. who apparently
At the ll’oclock service this morning, Dr. Hays announc- I ilfm,, ed that the prayers would continue until it rained. |on the bas^on, were quick to coun-
A few minutes after the announcement, a light mist start- ! terattack. But each time they ed to fall. i charged up the hill, union troops
Dr. Hays stopped his sermon end explained, “Gene, that’s ‘ back, while French
WASHINGTON. AprU 11 (Æl-At-torney General Herbert Brownell said tonight new legislation will be proposed to Congress this year to stop illegal traffic across the Mexican border.
He .said the Justice Department W'as studying the advisability of now laws “to make it illegal to employ wetbacks knowingly and some other measures to make it less attractive to use these migrants or to induce them to enter the country illegally.”
Preliminary studies indicated Brownell said, that border recruiting "may provide at least a partial solution to the problem.”
He said in a recorded broadcast over CBS that last year the Border Patrol apprehended over a million wetbacks. Brownell added, however, that the records of the Immigration Service ‘‘do not support the Chaim that any substantial number of subversives were involved in this movement.”
IT MIGHT BE HERE — Det. Warren Dodson, left, and Policeman S. E. Thomson, right, look for the gun used Sun-
Jail Escape Short-Lived
A prisoner at the city jail wasn’t fast enough Sunday morning.
The prisoner was out of his cell using a telephone. After contacting his party and hanging up, he discovered that the two officers on duty were busy on other phones. Taking advantage of the opportunity he ran out of the building—but not for long.
Hot in pursuit was Officer John V. Bostick, who overhauled him at North Fourth and Orange Sts.
Police said the prisoner was tired and winded and didn’t seem to mind being placed back in his ceU.
arrested man. The next accident occurred in the 2200 block on South First St. and involved autos driven by Jimmie W. Rogers, also of 257 Carl St. and Bertie H. Barnes of 2025 Merchant St.
The final accident was at the intersection of South First St. and Sayles Blvd. and involved the auto driven by the arrested man and
tanks and artillery blasted away _ - „ - I at the attackers. Overhead U. S.-
Gene Wallace replied, “Now s the time to pray.” supplied French warplanes strafed
After the prayer, the service resumed. Ten minutes later I and dive-bombed the rebel lines, there was a downpour of heavy rain. i ^ French spokesman said th#
Again Dr. Hays stopped his sermon and asked the adui-ence to stand and thank the Lord.
Rainfall in Rotan during a 15-minute period of the church service amounted to .71 inches.
I reliels had lost hundreds of men in the bloody onslaughts.
So strategic was the point con-I sldered that Col. Christian de I Castries, commander of the ! French garrison personally supervised its defense.
II. 8, departmfnt O»’ commerce WEATHER BERÇAI ____
ABILENE AND ' VICINITY - ^ cloudy Monday with occasional sbowcri, partly cloudy and cool Tuesday. Hish Monday 10-15 Loa Monday nifht near 55
West Faces Common Danger In Indochina, Says Dulles
LONDON. April 11 U. S., John Strachey. minister of wari tomori-ow. On Tuesday, he flies to Hi|h ruesday qp^-retary of State John Foster in the former Labor government. Paris on the next stage of his ^^^NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Mostly J Dulles flew into I^ndon today ur- told a labor rally the Churchill hasty five-day trip to weld Allied cloudy Monday ]Kcntly seeking to win Britain to his government must oppose any effort unity before Geneva.
hurry-up united action pi-ogram de- by Dulles to get “a .single British jjip main dispute between Wash-
tcred shower* and local Uiundeistorms:
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ter#d showers and loc»' j ination of Indochlna. china.” tals has been on the timiiiR of
Parti^die‘"ind “^Sth' Monday' DuUes told reporters the Western “For us to agree with America Dulles’ proposed moves. Britain
night and Tuesday Allies face 8 common danger in in attacking the Chinese mainland France are reixirted readv to
nni^lIesdfy’^wdihlcluere'Hh^ ,nd ' Indochina and added there was would be insanity itself." Strachey join in a new Southeast Asia de-
thundershoaf» mostly in the nori^h por- need for him to talk With British declared. “That would be the royal lense organization and warn Red
leaders “in great intimacy.” He road to a third world war and a China If it becomes clear that
heard Foreign Secretary Anthony third world war now means certain Moscow and Peiping intend to
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Partly Eden. Standing at his shoulder, extermination for the British sourn an Indochina settlement at
cloudy and warm Monday and V^v neoole ”
with widely scattered shower* and thun- , .. , Geneva,
dershower* mostly In the north portion “I am confident that the woik At another labor meeting. Jennie
Moderate to fresh souUteasieriy wind* on jq ¿q together Lee, member of Parliament de-
tlon: no Important temperature changes Moderate southeasterly wind* on the coast
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will be of service not only to each dared; "We must tell Dulles that sVinnti/. ri« Pnm
other’s country but to the under- we cannot take a stand” on Indo- n^,,mator Bochkarev aaid tonight' standing and peace of the world.” china. Miss Lee. wife of left wing , ^tnxarev saw
London and Paris are set to latHjr leader Anauriu Bevan, Insistent aeniands of
urge Dulles to postpone any move added: I“®* Brdam ^d Br&nce should
, until after the Geneva Conference “If there arc certain Americans « declaration obligi^ them to
I which opens April 26. They are who are now wondering whether liKlochina Jointly
in favor of first feeling out the they are going to drop a hydrogen "’tl“
j Russians and the Chinese Reds at bomb on the mainland of China tieing the hands of the Britiw
the Foreign Ministers’ Geneva non- or in Indochina, they have to be delegations
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High Bad low teiie?8tur« for 34 hour* I fab to see If they are ready to Told quite clearly they cannot con-ended wt 8:30- 88 wnd 68. | negotiate 811 Indochlna settlement, tlnue that policy and hope for the oi their independeDce.
ust‘*ye»*r‘'81* »Tid* **'”* ***** I Dhlles has come out for a common continued friendship and coopera- “But of course, thia cannot ault
Sunset lest n^ht 7:09 p.m. Bunrise to- j declaration SO that the West can tlon of the British people.” the two great states which have
day 8:14 a m Sunset tonight p m. negotiate at Geneva from “a posi- DuUes begins formal talks with their ewn intereats in the Far R^auvnumwiiy at !:i p m.' 5%. ' tioh oi atrength.” 1 Prime Minister ChurchiU and Eden. EaiL**