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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 178Associated Press (AP} ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14, 1954-TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc
Ike Will Consult Solons on Policies
WASHINGTON l.^^-Thc White
House said today President Ei.sen-hower intends step-by-step consultation with rongres.sional leaders of both parties on foreign affairs, national defense and mutual security.
After a White House conference of Republican and Democratic leaders, it was also announced that the President will deliver his state-of-the-union mes.sage to Congress, in person, on ,Ian. 6—the da\ after the new 84th and Democratic-controlled Congress convenes.
The step-by-step plan for con-suitaliuns was interpreted by lawmakers as meaning consultation while plans and programs are being formulated.
Before the White House announcement, Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon .John,son of Texas had told newsmen the President had agreed to such advance consultations on any proposed program of economic aid ior Asia.
This looms as one of the possifily more controversial issues to come before the new Congress.
Congressional leaders of both parties generally agreed in talking to newsmen that the meeting had been harmonious and that a wide range of topics had been covered.
Johnson said it was he who suggested to Eisenhower that advance consultations with the proper congressional committees l>e held on the Asian aid program.
He reported that the President said this wa.s a good idea and it would be done.
The President arranged Uxlay's .session in line with his post-election pledge that the administration would take a bipartisan approach on foreign policy and related matter.s.
Asked whether he felt today's meeting fulfilled the Democrats’ idea of a bipartisan approach, John.son replied;
• I think that is for the President to determine, with respect to the approach.”
Johnson added that no meeting of about 30 members of Congress, such as the one today, “will give you the true bipartisanship the country wants.”
He .said, however, that the meeting was a good start toward the kind of full consultation the Democrats want.
,fohn.son .said that in addition to discus.sion of economic aid for Asia, the conference dealt with a long-range foreign trade program.
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pay increases for the military, and the administration plan for creating military manpower reserves.
That manpower program, Johnson said, “should be faced up to” and action taken by Congress as soon as possible.
Secretary of State Dulles, attended part of the ses.sion and reviewed the world situation for the lawmakers.
Game,Train Tabs on Sale Wednesday
ON YOUR TOES
S-D Alert Sounded
Watch those hancl-signals! Hold that spee<l! Look where you’re going:
Those are good warnings any time, but they’re being pushed especially Wednesday, which President Eisenhower has designated as Safe Driving Day all over the nation.
Locally, the Abilene Chamber of Commerce safety committee will keep a record of all accidents and all tickets given for traffic violations Wednesday.
This will be sent to the President’s Committee, Chairman J. D. Perry, Jr., said.
“We’d like to get through the day without any accidents," Perry said. “We’d like to make it without any tickets being given, too, but I guess that’s too much to hope for.”
Drivers all over the country have been asked to mind their driving particularly closely Wednesday in an attempt to prove that safe driving can prevent accidents.
The committee hopes tliat once tried, it may become a habit.
If the passengers come through, there’ll be a special train to the .-Abilene - S. F. Austin state finals football game Saturday in Houston.
Tentative arrangements are for the train to leave the View depot of the Santa Fe at midnight Friday, arriving in Houston Saturday at 10 a.m. The special will leave ITouston at 6:45 p.m. Saturday and be back at View by 2:10 a.m. Sunday.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Mackey Co., along with football game tickets. John W'right, Eagle Booster Club president, .«aid Monday night lhat train tickets must be bought Wed- ! nesday so the train could be a sure thing.
The EBC must have 275 pas,sen- i gers for the Houston special, Wright said. Around 100 tickets will go to members present at Monday night's meeting a show of hands indicated.
The fare is $10.52 for adults, round trip, plus a dollar bus fare from the station to the stadium and return. Student train fares have not been settled, Wright said Whether or not the Abilene High band will ride the special has not been settled, Wright said.
The Eagle football team will fly to Houston Friday morning, weather permitting. If weather threatens ¡1 to he bad the team will go by bus Thur.sday.
The Eagles will stay at the l>a-mar Hotel and work out Friday afternoon at Public School Stadium where the garae will be played.
Coach Moser worked his boys about an hour Monday but held no hard drills. The Abilene team came through Saturday’s 46-0 victory over Poly in good physical condition.
Question Not Related to Prisoners
WINTER WONDERLAND—You think this is an Abilene store’.’ It is, but you can't buy anything in it. It’s the Goodfellows’ Toy Store. 377 Walnut St., which holds open house from 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. All these
toys are going to bring joy to little toddlers who couldn’t
have them if it weren’t for the Goodfellows. Have you sent
your donation photo)
to the Goodfellows? It’s needed. (Staff
Girl Found Shot In Locked Room
WASHINGTON (JV-A pretty 23-year-old government girl was found shot to death last night at a fashionable apartment house across the Potomac River ip Arlington. Va. Strewn around the chain-locked room were piles of Christmas packages.
The victim was identified as Sally Wood, formerly of Medfield, Alass. She worked at a secret government in.stallation in Arlington
and there were unconfirmed reports that government agents searched the room today for papers .she may have had in h«r
At ilie Pentagon, officials described her as a $4.200-a-year ana-Iv.st, and a Lniversity of Michigan graduate.
Dr. W. C, Welburn. Arlington me iical examiner, said it ap
peared Miss WcKxl was the victim
of a freak accident involving shotgun she apparently had purchased as a Christmas present.
“As far as I can see,” Welbum said, “it was an accident. I don’t sec how it can be a homicide or a suicide.”
The windows of the third-floor apartment were closed and ibe iront door was chain-locked. “It’s for Sherlock Holmes.” said
The accidental death theory also was advanced by Dudley H. Rector, Arlington detective captain. He said, however, a full investigation was being launched to check the pos.sibility of murder.
Welburn said death apparently was caused by a shotgun blast which opened a gaping hole in Miss Wood's right side just under the shoulder.
The body, clad in a dressing gown over undergarments, was found curled on its side next to a card table against which the shotgun rested. The table was filled with Christmas wrappinj^. Packages. tinsel and ribbon were strewn around on the floor.
Rector said Miss W’ood apparently died Sunday night or yesterday morning. Her body was discovered shortly after dark ye.sterday when apartment officials broke into her room. Her telephone had not answered all day.
Pope's Condition Called 'Stationary' By His Doctors
Texas Oil DemandUp
VATICAN CITY iM~A Vatican press spokesman announced that two physicians who examined Pope Pius XII this morning reported his condition “stationary.” Earlier a source close to the 78-year-old head of the Roman Catholic Church reported he had weakened perceptibly in the past 48 hours and his doctors fear he is threatened by
The press spokesman’s announcement was the first time that the Vatican had ncH reported continued slow improvement since the pontiff rallied from his serious collapse 12 days ago with a gastric ailment.
Official report« la the past have been inclined to minimize the seriousness of his condition.
J. E. Grindstaff CriHcaliy III
J. E. Grindstaff, 76, of 942 Palm St. is in Hendrick Memorial Hospital suffering from a heart attack. His condition Tue.sday morning was termed “very serious.”
His four children are now in Abilene. They are, E. C. Grindstaff, of Ballinger, district attorney of the 119th District; J. A. Grindstaff of Abilene; Mamie Grindstaff of Abilene; and Mrs. Frank Rhodes of Fort Worth.
Students in Greece Attack American Mission Building
AIDED GEORGE PARR
Famous Civil Rights Attorney, Hays, Dies
ATHENS. Greece tfL-Students demonstrating against the U.S. refusal to support Greek claims to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus stoned the American mission build-iiig here today, breaklus windows.
Club-wielding police hacked by fire hose^ finally dispersed the crowd of several thousand that gathered outside the building shouting anti-American and anti-British
slogans. ^ -
U.S. Ambassador Cavendish Cannon previously informed the Greek government that the United States would not back Athens’ request lhat the U.N. Assembly in New York endorse the right of seH-determination for the Cypriots.
NEW YORK (JV-Arthur Garfield Hays, noted New York lawyer, died today.
Hays was 73. He died at 8:50 a. m. at the New York Hospital, where he was admittefi Nov. 8.
The hospital declined to make public the cause of death or other details.
At his law office, an associate said the attorney had gone into the ho.spital “for a rest.”
Hays as an attorney made millions as a corporate lawyer on Wall Street, but he perhaps was best known publicly for his work in civil liberties cases.
Pte joined the American Civil Liberties Union as counsel in the early 1920’s.
Thereafter he played an important role in some of the nation’s most sensational trials—the Sc(^es evolution trial in Tennessee, the Scoltsboro Negroes’ trial in Alabama, th« famous Sacco-Vanzetti
Goodfellows' Store to Be Open to Public Wednesday
AUSTIN iiPv-Major purchasers want 83.848 barrels more Texas crude oil daily next month than in December, the Railroad Commission said today.
January nominations totalled 2,-912,799 barrels daily. Increases ■ were asked tor all di.slricts except'
Decorations are up, counters filled with bright toys and gifts, and the “Open” sign is ready to go up on the Goodfellows Toy Store for 1954.
Open house will be held aA* iiie “store.” located at 377 Walnut St., almost all day Wednesday,
It will start at 10 a.m. and last CommLssion District 1. Southwst ^ ^.3^ p cijajj-man Paul
Texas, where nomination.s were | Hodge said.
down 689 barrels, and District 9.! He urged all Abilenians to drop North Texas, where they were into the store during the day to
see what the Goodfellows have in
The biggest increase was asked
their Santa Claus pack.
It's slulfcd pretty full, but
for District 8, West Texas, up 41,- many more items to go
The commission will hear more
al! Hie way around, Mrs. Bernice Landers, one of Santa’s chief as-
evidence Friday on which to base ! •'^i^tanls, pointed out.
Te>as’ oil allowable for January.
Weak Front Has Negligible Effect
murder trial and many others.
Between these he battled for what he considered the civil rights of Communists, labor organizations, pacificists, birth control advocates and dozens of individuals. Some of the latter included Tom Mooney and Harry Bridges.
Hays was in Houston in February to represent George Parr. South Texas political boss.
Parr had asked a federal injunction against Texas Ranger Capt. Alfred Allee and Ranger Joe Bridge, contending that they wanted to kill him.
The injunction was asked after the Alice courthouse incident in which Parr’s ear was bloodied. The incident involved Parr; his nephew. Sheriff Archer Parr, and the two Rangers.
The request for an injunction was heard before three federal judges in Houston Feb. 22-25. A few days later the judges denied the request.
A weak cold front raced through Abilene about 7 a.m. Tuesday, not lowering the temperature any, but keeping it from making the normal early-morning rise.
Between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., the temperature rose only one degree, from 48 to 49, the Weather Bureau reporied.
Tuesday’s high was expected to be no more than .50 or 55. with a low Tuesday night of around 35, to be followed by slightly warmer weather Wednesday, when a high of 60 or 65 is expected.
Monday night and early Tuesday morning freezing temperatures were reported at spotted point.s over Texas, but were not severe. Both Lufkin, in East Texas piney woods, and Salt Flat, on the lonely Diablo Plateau, recorded 30-degree readings at 4:30 a.m.
At the same hour it w'as 41 at Amarillo, 44 at Lubbock and 46 at Childress. Corpus Chrisli, on the other hand, registered a 40.
Abilene Kiwanis Club.
They are designed to give each family a complete Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, but choice of food is left up to the family, Hodge explained. .'\mounts «»fy according to the size of the fafflfily.
Clerks from the Abilene-Parents-Teachers Association Council will be on hand during store hours to help parents with their choices.
Having the Christmas corae
from the parents rather than outsiders adds immensely to the children's Christmas, Mrs, I^uiderf pointed out.
“And you’d be surprised how many children who have been helped now donate to the Goodfel-low.s anonymously, sometimes $25 or $50,” she said.
This will be about the 35th year for the Goodfellows in Abilene, Hodge said. They are sponsored by the Reporter-News.
HARD TO DO, BUT
The store is particularly short on toy.s for little girl«, dolls and doll acces.sories especially, she said.
Toys Still Needed
Anybotly who ha.s a d ill they would like to donate which is in good condition might bring it to the open house, .she suggested. Or any other toy that’s ready to go under the tree.
Di*adline for receiving toys which need repairs by the firemen will be T!iur.sday, Hodge .said. That i.s to allow the firemen lime to get the toys back before the store closes.
Already letters have been mailed out to most of the Goodtellow families making an appointment for the mothers or some other adult member of the family to come to the .store.
The store will be open only during school hours on Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Appointments have been made every 10 minutes each day.
U. S. Marine Corps Reservists will furnish transportation for mothers to their homes with the luy.s.
The store will be open only during school hours so that the mothers may have time to go home and hide their children’s presents. No children are allowed in the store.
One Large Gift
Families are allowed one large gift and three small for each child, Hodge explained.
Clothes for families with children are already packed and wrapped waiting for claimants. They were fitted from interviews with the mothers and are wrapped bright Christmas paper.
Deadline on Goodfellows Requests Set Wednesday
ARTHUR G. HAYS • • . Parr defender
Dozens of tricycles, scooter.«, wagons, and bicycles wearing fresh paint are lined up in the store waiting their new owners.
Counters in the store hold dolls, games, sporting equipment, toy furniture, miniature autos and pul!
toys, and cosmetics, scarves, gloves and other items for teenage girls and women.
Food Certificates Food certificates, redeemable in
The requests came faster than ever Tue.sday. The deadline for receiving them was only one day away.
It's hard to set a deadline on turning down Christmas cheer for the needy and unfortunate.
The Goodfellows have to have a deadline, though. They have to have time to make arrangements for helping numerous folks who already have sent messages. Christmas isn’t far off. Everybody’s thinking about Christmas. Some folks are wondering what to do about it.
A small boy was wondering Tuesday. He wrote;
“Dear Mr. Goodfellow.
“I am six years old. I have two little brothers one is 2 the other one is 1 years old. We don’t have a father to help our mother and she can’t buy us anything for Xma.s. She’s been sick and off from work for two week and got to pay her bill with the little money she make.
“We was on the welfare but they cut us off so will you please help us this Xmas. I go to school every day.”
Aged Woman’s Request
Christmas is approaching swift ly. Everyone likes to celebrate Christmas. Sometimes the Goodfellows are the difference between a happy and unhappy Christmas, as evidenced in the following letter:
“f am a poor and sick old lady, 89 years of age I have no children and no family and nobody to depend on but Mr. Goodfellow.” Wally Akin, manager of the Interstate theaters in Abilene, announced Tuesday that Goodfellows Show will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Paramount Theatre.
The feature picture will be “The Cavalry Scout.” a western picture with Rod Cameron, plus three color cartoons.
No admission will be charged. .Akin asked the public instead to bring fruit, canned goods, wearable clothing and groceries for the
soring similar shows annually for 20 years, Akin said. The Film Exchange furnishes the screen attraction free and theater employes give their time.
“We usually get a truck load of useable items,” Akin observed.
Payable To Goodfellows Cash contributions to the Goodfellows may be made at the Reporter-News. Checks should be made payable to the Goodfellows, Latest contributors are:
Previously acknowledged $2.152,42
G. L. Corrie ..................5.OO
Joe Anne Edmons ....5.00
Neely-Barnes ............... lo.oo
Mrs. E. E. Callaway ........ 5.00
Victory Men’s Bible Class .... 27.85
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Nott..... 5.00
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest W.
Harlow .................. 5,00
Coke Mingus ............... 5.00
Anonymous ................. 10.00
Anonymous ............ 5.00
Anonymous ........... 100.00
Circle No. 1, Women of the Church, First Presbyterian
Church ..................... 5.00
J. D. Woodard ......... 3.00
W. J. Clinton ............... 2.00
Chester Imes................ 10.00
Abilene Jaycee-etts ......... 5.00
Griswold Class. St. Paul Methodist Church —..... 20.00
C. D. Smith ................ 100.00
WASHINGTON — The United States today ruled out any deal with Red China to swap 35 Chinese students in .America for the 11 U.
S, airmen impri.soned in.side China.
State Department Pres.« Officer Lincoln White told newsmen; “There will be no deal.”
Reply to Questions White’s comments came in reply to questions about a Peiping radio broadcast which carried a broad hint that Red China wa.s trying to coax the United States into a deal.
The Red broadcast alluded to the 11 U.S. airmen held as “spies” and said the United would
be flouting international law if it held the 35 Chinese students in retaliation for the jailing of the airmen.
The way the two matters wero linked was interpreted by some diplomats at the United Nations as meaning the Chinese Communists were seeking to play a hostage game while trying to save face and put the onus on the United States.
White said the airmen and the Chinese students were in entirely different categories. The airmen, shot down and captured two years ago during the Korean War, arc legally prisoners of war and entitled to full international rights as such, he said. 'The students are civilians whose cases are still under study, he added.
White recalled that the Chinese student situation was studied, along with Korea prisoner of war problems, a$ the Qfneva Far EasI Peace Coiifereheelast summer.
He repeated U.S. accusations that Red China, in holding the airmen and sentencing them to long prison terms, is violating the Korea prisoner agreement as well as international law and general rules of international conduct.
The Chine.se students have been in this country sine© before th© Communists took over China in 1949. At Geneva, on May 26. Red China Delegate Huang Hua told a news conference the United States was holding 5,000 Chinese students.
Two days later. White told newsmen the figure was blown up out of all proportion. Both sides at the time ruled out any deal,
4.S00 in 1851
According to a 1951 registration of the Chinese students, the total actually was 4,300, Of these, department figures ihow, 430 requested permission to return to the China Mainland. CH these, 124 were refused.
In ruling out any deal, department officials also pointed to the difference in the situations of the men Involved. While the Americans languish in priscm, they said, the 35 Chine.se students are free to pursue normal lives in America so long as they keep officials aware (A their whereabouts.
Also, they said, any talk of a deal is superfluous since the American airmen are covered by an agreement—the Korea truce.
any Abilene grocery store, have GoodfeUows.
already been mailed out by the| The Paramount has been spon-
GRAND JUNCTION. Colo. (iFU-Hariey Basher, in custody at Sin-ton, Tex., has been charged here with embezzling $38,000 from the Saddle Oil Co.
U.S. DErXKTMENT OF COM.MEKCS WEATHER BIIREAIT
ABILENE AND VICINITY-Partly ctoiwiy and coo! todajr and tonight, partly cknidy and a little warmer Wednesday. High today SO to 55, low tonight near 3S. High Wednesday 60 to «S.
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS -- Partly cloudy thl* aitemooa and tonight. Cooler iB northweat tonight with lowest 30-40 degrees. Wednesday, fair with moderata temperatures.
WEST TEXAS-G«ierally fair throMgh Wednesday. Cooler in rsnhsndle and South Plains thta afternoon and tonight. Loweat 25-3S in Panhandle and South Plalna ami 32-42 elsewhere tonight.
EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS— Partly cloudy, warmer this «fternooa and in southeast tonight. Wednesday, fatr with moderate temperatures. Lowest 35-45 In Interior tonight.
High and low temperatures for 34 hours ended at 6:30 a m.; 60 and 42.
Mon. P. M. 69
60 99 3«
Tues. A. M. 4« 46 46
46 4» S» 4»
Sunset laid night 5:35 p.m. Sunrise todaf 7:32 n.m. Sunset tonight 5:35 p.m. Barometer reading at 12:30 p.m. ».S4. RtUUv* hamldity «6 U:3t fuau OMk