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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas CLOUDY AND MILD SUNDAY t "W1THOUTOR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXXIV, NO. 190 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER SC, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS PRICE DAILY fe, SUNDAY 101 Holiday Toll Rises to 229 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With traffic deaths mounting through the Christmas holiday, a plea for safe, sober driving was made by the National Safety Coun- cil late Saturday night. Accidental fatalities since t p.m. Friday climbed to at least ZB at which 171 persons were killed Li traffic mishaps. Fires claimed 29 Victims and 29 more deaths were classified as miscellaneous. Predicted The Safety Council's somber timetable, predicting 370 traffic totalities in the 54-hour holiday weekend, was progresing on Aged Callahan Pioneer. Mrs. Gilliland, Dies BA1RD, Dec. 25 Wailha Jane Gilliland, Callahan County's oldest woman at S7, died sbotil 8 p.m. -Saturday at Calla- han County Hospital here after a week's illness. She was born Oct. 8, 1857 in Camdcn County, Ark. She came to Texas in 1871 and was a resi- dent of Callahan County for 83 years. Sen-ices will be held at p.m. Sunday in Funeral Chapel. with the Rev. Royce Womack, Methodist pastor, officiating. Burial will be fa Tecumseh Cemetery. She wu preceded in death by her husband, William Gilliland, a son and two daughters. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. V. E. Hill, and four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Ace Hkkman, Jack Gilliland, Erie Hall, L. U Blackburn, John Strortw, Sam schedule with more than six deatha per hour. Before midnight, the toll was more than three times greater than on Safe-Driving Day, Dec. 15. Deaths for that day were 51. "It is a sobering thought to know that sudden death has ruined Christmas in so many homes with the holiday only half saw Ned H. Dearborn, Safety Council president. "How much more of needless slaughter Is it going to take to shock the rest of us into using extra care to meet the extra hazards of holiday driving? Drive Carefolly "The very least we can do Is" to drive carefully, courteously and soberly." While traffic was the big killer, two fires took 15 lives. Flames flashed through a plush Tulsa, Okla., apartment taking the life of Mrs. Marie Foster Kane Smith, 44- year-oW oil heiress. Eleven members of two Mexican farmer families at Parkin, Ark., perished in a Mast and fire. Ten were children. A blazing labor camp building at Perm Yan, N.Y., claimed four other persons, in- cluding a baby girl. Deaths by fires and miscellaneous, numbered: Alabama Arizona Arkansas 1-11-1; California 12-0-1; Colorado 1-0-0; Connecticut 2-0-0; Delaware 1-0-0; Florida 3-0-1; Georgia 7-3-0; Illinois 8-0-S; Indi- ana 4-1-0; Iowa 3-0-0. Kentucky 7-0-0; 'Louisiana J-l-10; Maine 1-0-0; Maryland Mas- sachusetts 3-0-0; Michigan 14-1-0; Missisippi 1-0-4-; Missouri 7-0-1; Montana 0-0-1; Nevada 1-0-0; New Jersey 4-1-1; New York New Mexico 2-0-2; North Caroli- na 5-0-1; Ohio. 16-0-1; Oklahoma 7 1-0; Oregon 1-0-0; Pennsylvania 14- 0-2; South Carolina 7-0-0; South Dakota 3-04; Tennessee Tex- as 9-2-1; Utah 1-0-0. Virginia 3-2-2; Weat Virginia 1 Vrtscooala District of CohanMa BEGINNING NEXT SUNDAY Reporter-News to Add Family Weekly Magazine Ike to Seek 15 Per Cent Tariff Cur AUGUSTA, Ga. Dec. W- Eisenhower will make another attempt to get his foreign economic program through Con- gress next year, including author- ity to cut tariffs a maximum of 15 per cent over a three-year pe- riod. A special message outlining the 'resident's program, the White House announced today, win be sent to Congress Jan. 10. It will the first special message of sw session. Based ea Report The recommendations based mainly on the report of the Commission on Foreign Economic Policy and are essentially the ,ame as those turned down by Congress at its last session. In his message to Congress last March. Eisenhower said his aim was "to obtain, in a manner that s consistent with our national cority and profitable and equitable or all, the highest possible level if trade and the most efficient use of capital and To achieve this, the President eels that he needs discretionary authority to reduce tariffs up to S per cent a year during a three- year extension of the Trade Agree- ments Act. The last Congress ex ended the Act for a year but die! not give the chief executive any 'urther leeway on tariffs. Repeat Reqaeit James C. Hagcrty, presidential wess secretary, said the Jffhite House would ask again for reor- ganization of the customs service and a law giving preferential tax rtatment to all Income ea.-ned through foreign investments. A new proposal, he said, win recommend creation of an inter- national finance corporation to work- under the auspices of the World Bank for the special benefit of Latin-American nations. The ference of 'BnaBce mmlston to Rio de Janeiro. Hagertr reported president is keeping in constant touch with Washington regarding the effort of French Premier Mecdes France to get parliamentary approval the agreement to rearm West Ger- many as a partner of the" free worio. Next Sunday, Jan. S, wft mark another great stride forward ie services rendered to Us readers by The Abilene Reporter-News, Publisher Howard1 McMahon said. On that day Family Weekly mag- azine will make its first appear- ance In this urea, as a special section of Tne Reporter News. Every fiunday thereafter H will continue to present articles and features that have made It one of the top-flight in America. Family Weekly is currenSiy ap- pearing In with more than circulation over the nation. It is distinguished by Hs tine printing and appearance as well as its high level of reader interest. entirely In rota- gravure, it ta a product of the moat modern high speed four-color lotogravure presses and k able to offer every advantage o ray's "Blackouts" la Hollywood la he IMos. Davidson, a British sub- laot, was f coach-manager of the Amerieaa Thomas Cop team, the equivalent in at the Davis Cup team in towns. m BOVIB Tie Davidson and L..L. Gokttne of Jamaica. R W.J., sow from England; The plane, four hoars behind schedule became bad weather do- ayed the start from London, ap- preadied Picstwiek airfield In nth and low clouds. Second! after it touched dewn ioMd over and was enveloped is flames. It taxied and.rtWded-a streak of halfway the airfield, then an expta- sion blew off the nose. Among those who burned te death were four members of the crew trapped in the naming hae- (My sue person, a man whe tumbled hole ripped in one ode, was believed to have escaped from the main .part tit the fuse- lage. Firemen said they eonid hear tha moans of the. dying inside. ft took two hours to' put out flames. Firemen hacked their way and removed tha of them stai fat the tangled wreck. age of the seats. The arms of one child victim were wrapped about the neck at dead mother. the charred gouges in the earth indi- cated mat fee plane first toocbed a fittie abort of the runway. H bounced te the runway, turned over sod then skidded off B. .Wit- MuMM Mid ttMsfW W9S BO flat fire wMfl the machine started ns soaeoa the ground, and mat then K beoesne a; itiaak of flame. waa just an fbsaes raating W te feat Ughv" said Jamas Stewart of Kihner- nock, a nttmtji fire master. U.S., Britain Await French Vote On Rearming West Germans VASHINGTON, Dec. J6 (Ji-The United States sad Britain re- ported ready today to coqsult inv niedUtely on bow to'rearm West Germany without shook! the French Assembly uphold on Monday its Initial rejection of th. Allied plan. There was no word on whether Secretary of 'SUte Dulles would fly to London if such consultation whether far. eiftt Secretary Anthony Edeo. wouU come to Waskingtoa, or whether diplomatic would suffice. la any event It was apparent that Uetted aad Britain, acting ta harmony, had aknV ed from a stale of prise to grim iiotenntoirtoB thai, wtaor without Franee. to itself, voted atiien Paris agreenMBt' to rearm' Ger- many within the.Westen Eanpeaa Union created nader the Bras- President Hsennower, h a state- ment from his' boboay Vodouar- ton at Augusta, Ga., caUod tail amottor serioaa The in a statement which V. atm'f "net wbatber the Ger- Federal Kopubcc wO la M aatoktW rwrersal of the French Assembly's against rearming Ger- many were.being, kept open. Boeahower, who talk- ad by tulnhoii with, Dulles twice id wtth him for a mantes today; Dalles been to content by transatlantie trlmtpai with V. S. Amtsssaitor C, niisjln DOloR at tabtog to Frimxk ;