Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas
ilfte 0WIene J^eporter
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron
VOL. LXXIIl, No. 201
Auociated Preu (AP/
ABILKNE, TEX.AS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 3, 1954—FIFTY-TWO PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY lOe
U.S. Tells Russia She's Ready to Talk Atoms
THEY'RE USING AIRPLANES TO HUNT BEULAH THE BUFFALO
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J., Jan, 2 (AP>—Three airplanes today joined the search for Beulah the Buffalo, a 600-pound specimen who headed for the hills Thursday afternoon.
What was a burffalo doing in Warren County, N.J.? Well, Albert Sands, who operates the Lanark Stables near here, bought Beulah and her boyfriend, Benny, to join a herd of deer he keeps on public display.
He was unloading the massive creatures Thursday. Benny was docile enough, but Beulah kicked up her ponderous heels and took off in the direction of Montana Mountain, which she may have mistaken for nome.
Three Civil Air Patrol planes crisscrossed the wooded area today, hunting for Beulah. Sands’ brother, James, said he didn’t think she would attack anyone, but warned that she might turn ugly if cornered.
Benny apparently didn’t miss his girl friend a bit.
THEY’RE PROl’D OF THIS ONE TOO—Mrs. 0. L. Batchelor of Kermit and mother of (’pi. Claude J. Batchelor, who this week decided to leave the Communist compounds in Korea and come home, fondly holds her granddaughter, Judith Ann. Judith Ann was eight-weeks-old Saturday. On the left is Judith’s mother, Mrs. Oliver Batchelor and on the right the proud father, Oliver Batchelor. (Staff Photo by David Barros)
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Kermit Folk Ready To Accept POW
2 Dead at Post In Grade Crash
Bv JOHN DANILSON Reporter-New$ Staff Writer KKKMIT. Jan. -- ‘One time he wrote in a letter he was goinp to Rive me a if 1 didn’t re
member him," Terry Batchelor. 7. »aid reveahnj? as a smile as he could manaee.
“,\re \t)u goiiiii to l>e glad to see Claude:"'
*‘Vea " The small boy'» voice was enthu-siai.lic.
Other and older \oices were more reser\o<i The pul.^e of this city of 8,0i)0 people had quickened Saturday morning as residents prepared to receive in their midst Cpl. Claude J. Hafthelor. 22, v^ho had tleclmed rep.itnation more than three months Mayor Frank A Williams, thought he could tell pretty well how Kermit w ould n act under a given .set of circumstances He has lived here since ltl4;> and has been
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mas or since April, 1952. He never knew Claude personally, j T!ie genera: comment has been ' that pct-ple are glad he changed his I tmnd. " Uiiliams said. That's also I my personal reaction. 1 don’t think itser>tlnng has been told. People ' here will be interested in hearing the rt's! of his storj
C-C Manager Confident Fred W. Pearson, manager of the Keri.iii C'hambv'r of Commerce, w ho had
manager a little over a year ago. "I wouldn’t *’
Pcaison believes much more interest about Batchelor e.vi.-jis among people outside of Kermit than in the til’s hometown. Pcxjple! ill Kermit may think more about i Batchelor than they say aloud, he added.
SNYDER, Jan. 2. iRNS' — A former Snyder resident and a Post justice of the peace were killed shortly before midnight Friday when the car in which they were riding collided with a Santa Fe train at Post.
Killed instantly was Jesse J. Stagner. 52, former Snyder resident who had been li\ing in Post for about two months, i Justice of Peace J, D. King 60. suffered fatal head and body injuries and died early Saturday morning in a Post hospital. He was formerly of Abilene.
The acn’dent happened at the Main Street crossing in Post, Stagner was thrown from the car, which was dr.ngsed for about 75 feet by the train before it stopped.
Stagner. a cook, had lived in
J. M. Wadde'd. n.'tional Boy Scout representative here, said:
• 1 think the town will accept Cl Hide back, but will exi>eci him to settle down and go ahead like thousands of other Ixns who have come out of service under a little
Sncder for several >ears before j moving to Post. He was born Sept. 12. 1891. in Comanche County aad was a member of tiie Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother. Mrs. .Mice Stagner of Snyder; one son. J. Dean ,‘^tagner of Clovis. N M ; a daughter. Mrs. .Arno Slasst'v of Clo\is. N. M : three sis-
, ditferent situation. There’s been, a speaking acquauitance! ^ svmpathv here for the la-! tcrs. Mrs. Dee Robison of Snyder,
with Claude and has known : niilv ” ' ’ i Mrs. Guy Fcllmy of Dickens, .md
Gls parents nearly eight years.- i Mrs, A. N. Hoffinan of Ballinger;
and two grandchildren.
Funeral services for Stagner will l>e held Sunday at 4 p.m. in .New
Ballinger. The Rev. R. S. Cagle, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Ballinger, and the Rev. Jack L>ean. pastor of the First Baptist Church at Snyder, will officiate.
King was born in Abilene, the | America son of the late Mr. and Mrs, J. W. I King, and attended Hardin - Sim- j dor to Korea was the U.S. chM mons I'niversity before entering | delegate in the Panmunjom talks the C. S. Navy. He was a veteran ! attempting to get up a Korean poof World War I. \ litical conference, also was quoted
-After discharge, he took up by the Journal as saying recogni-
Arthur Dean Urges Review Of Red China
PROVIDENCE, R. I.. Jan. 2 The Providence Journal will say tomorrow that Arthur H. Dean, the chief American negotiator in Korea, is urging Washington officials to review U.S. policy regarding China with a view toward splitting Communist China from the Soviet Union without military action.
Frederick W’. Collins, chief of the Journal’s W^ashington bureau, said Dean authorized publication of his views by telephone from his home in Oyster Bay. New York.
Collins said Dean gave his opinion during discussions in W^ashing-ton the past week. He authorized publication provided that two points were made clear.
First, Dean said, he does not agree with some American and British experts on China that communism in China is different from communism in Ru.ssia. “I think communism is communism,” he said.
Secondly, Dean said. ‘‘I don’t think we ought to recognize Red China at this time.” The United States first must be sure Red China will live up to its promises. Dean said, and he doe.sn’t believe can be sure now.
Dean, who as special ambassa-
Molotov Response To Determine Time
WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (/P)—The United States has advised Russia that it is prepared promptly to enter into private, informal talks on the international uses of atomic energy if the Soviet government desires.
Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen according to diplomatic informants, called on Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov within the past three days to determine how Russia wishes to proceed in view of its agreement Dec. 21 to enter into atomic talks. Such discussions were strongly advocated by President Eisenhower in his Dec. 8 speech to the United Nations.
The next move is now Rus- ! ■
Waddell, a rancher in private life, i.s a member of the executive subcommittee of the Buffalo
Trail Boy (^tincil heie. He ^ Funeral Home chapel at
wa.s Ix'ttcr acquainted with t laude s
PW Heads for Tokyo Under Heavy Guard
I . Sunday .Uin I* Up! Claude J Batehelor a repatnatid .Anieruan .'voUlier stdl \crv nuuh a prisom r left by plane for Tok.\o t»>day undii he vy guard.
Counter intelligence a e e n t s swarmed around him at the air-base near Seoul where he boarded a U46 hospital plane Newsmen were not permitted to to talk to Batchelor, a 22 year-old Texan who fled the pro Red compound neat' I’anmunjom earl.v New Ye.ir's Dav.
The plane, r.iny ne U litter and 12 w.liking p.it ent- in addition to BateheKu. is due m I'oKno about 4 15 pm 'M.5 an. I’sf
Although Icitehelor was allowed • long piess ('oiPere’.ee >este;dav. agents .S.1H1 ’ he won t .iiP'wei ” this morning ()ne newsm.m trieil any WAX' and .shouted. "How does it feel to go baek and see your wife'”' The aijents were ncht Batel rlor onlv smiled and gnmied and said nothing He w.as ohvlouslv under itrirt onlers not to speak
He was kept in a small hut near the flight ramp until loading time Then he w.as plaei'tl in an andiu-lance and esiinfed a bare .5(1 f»’et to the pi.me. led from the .unhii-lance and faki n aboard ttie air craft He w alketl easih. eatTynu: hi^ medh'.d I' lpets under his arm The Kermit. Tex , corpor il wil’ go to an \rmv hospit.il lor further medical checkup Vnd he w'll iee Kvoko \rkai. tt.e J.apanese girl he married in a Shinto cere
monv in 1919 Balrhelm said her letters iU' ii enecd him gieatly in choosing^ to return home l.ast (u toher, t pi Kdward S Urn kenson of Big Slone Gap Va . returned »»f his own Hee will ami shorfh after his arrival home was manie*!
Kyoko Into Seclusion In Tokvo. Kvoko went into se cluslmi Satuidav night while await log the return of her husband She left her house wuh her mother »nd slater to slav with a friend She said she rouW nol sleep at home because of telephone inter ruptlons and *'V lo Asmeii
F\rn an Xniertcan 5rmv off! eci had dUiituUy gelling her •
would accept Claude back ‘T don t think the }*cople will have any rescrvatioiiN about him,” said I’earMin, w-io .served Kermit
as city manager, city .secretary; . . ____
and nia.voi pri<u to becoming ’jn Winkler
County since UHK5 and m Kermit j su.ce 1912. His ranch is 18 miles; from Kermit.
Mother Pratsed Claude's mother is •' a fine woman who IS to be commended for | the graceful way she has carrhd on in difficult situations, " Waddell said.
J W Morris, sales managei for an auio firm here and e’ementary school principal from 193t»-47. was a cubmaster of tdaude's. He also was princip.al when iTaude was m schvKil. Morris knew bc.th Claude and the re.st of the Batchelor f.ami-ly
' I know the town will .accept j Clau<l*'" said Morn who rcmcm-, bered Claude «-s an obedient txn
farminR near Post but retired some years ago. He had been justice of the peace for five or six years.
Funeral arrangement.s are being delayed, awaiting word from a son, J. W. rea. A Post tuneral charge.
King is survived by his wii’e, Mrs. Lucy King; four sons, James Aldo of Post. CTene King, stationed in the service in Massachu.setts. J. W. King in Korea, and David King of Post; three daughters. Jessie Mae and .Almeta of Plainview. and Judith of Post (names of their husbands could not be learned immediately»: a brother, Scott King, formerly of Abilene and now of .Amarillo: and three sisters. Mrs. J. L. Williams of Post. Mrs. Percy Johnson and Mrs. .Anna Johnson, both of Oakland. Calif
.Another brother, the late Gus J. King of Abilene, preceded him in death 12 years ago.
Texas Death Toll Exceeds Estimates
mess.'i.'e her stern father Tlie o lucr i.«11.t il a message from Hatiht'Ior he was all right
and wanted to -t c her
K;.oko wrote Batchc'.or yesterday leKing him she was making plans for a se*amd honeymiwn at .\t, .ni. a r» >tiit city, in .south een-lial Japan 'she wrote “I am savlrii; up what I want to
See BATCHELOR, Pg. 6^A. Col.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A flurry of fatal traffic accidents during the first few hours of 19.54 pushed the Texas violent death toll for *he ('hnstm.as-New Year holidays p.ist all official estimates.
Late reports may bring the toll higher.
The lX*pai’tment o4 Public Safety in Austin rev>orted Satutxlay night that It had recorded 191 violent deaths from midnight Dec. 23 to ' midnight Jan. 1 That was one I more than the pre-holiday estimate • for the 10 davs of merry jnaking.
Traffic fatalities totaled 94 four more than predicte 1 b.v DPS.
.A separate survey by The As-I siioiatovt^Press on New Year's fatalities alone showed 35 dead, in-I eluding 19 traffic deaths, since 6 p.m. Dee. 31. riie separate .AP tabulations w ill l»e continued i tluough Sunday midnight, i The latest rt'iHWted New Year’»
I fatalities Included I J J Stagner, W. l\»$t. Garza
’ County, killed in an autivtram acci-! dent in Post Fridav J D King 80.
I Justice of iH'ace m Post, died Satur-! da.v of injuries revx'ivcd in the same aicUlent.
j Lamar Hailey Johnson, 43, Ar-
i tcsu. \.M,. died Friday oi in-i juric> received in a three-car col-: lision near Anson l)i*c 31, in which one other person was killed.
Ma.vlan Brown Luna. 34. was killevi Satutxlay monung when hi»
tion of Red China at this time would not be feasible because of the effect such action would hav'e in Southeast .Asia.
‘Beyond that.” said Dean. *T don’t mind repeating my beiief King, stationed in Ko- j that it is in the sel/ish interest of ” home is in the American people to put on a I new set of glasses and really examine With a hard critical stare whether there is any possibility of putting Chiang Kai-shek back on the mainland. If we were genies w ith a bottle w^ would put Chiang back on the mainland, but we aren’t genies and we haven’t got a bottle.
‘‘I think there is a possibility the Chinese Communists are more interested in developing thcmi-selves in China than they are in j international communism. If xve * could use that as a divisive meth-: od of putting a w edge betw een i the Chinese Communists and the [ Soviet Union, I think we might Í try it.”
’ Dean said one reason he has j been reluctant to make his views ' public was that he might be mis-‘ understood. ‘ Um sorry Chiang i.sn’t back on the mainland.” he ' said.
But it is his beiief. he went on.
' that those who pin their faith^ ni Chiang are ItHiking at the proulr.n
• through rosy glasses. " and “in ! our own tough, realistic self-inter-e>t we ought to try another pair.” He said be is 1(H> per cent in sympathy with the aims of such peo- ^ pi'
I "The onlv difference,” he said. ¡
• is that I think the situation is a lot darker and tougher than they i ihuik it is, so what’s the use of kidding ourselves
sia’s. Molotov’s response to Bohlen’s approach probably will determine when and how further discussions will be held between the world’s two greatest powers on international handling of the world’s most destructive force.
Rohlen was reported to hav’e called on Molotov on instructions from Secretary of State Dulles. The latter was described as doing everything he can to pres.s forward the Eisenhower plan for an international pool of atomic energy materials. Under the plan the United States, Russia and other nations would contribute to the pool as a means of promoting the peaceful employment of atomic power.
Several possible lines of contact are open to Moscow and Washington for further exploration of the subject and all of these may eventually be used.
Dulles is planning to discuss the atomic problem with Molotov when they go to Berlin later this month for a meeting with BriUsh Foreign Secretary Eden and whoever is then foreign minister of France.
Meanwhile, some plans have been made for having the United States Disarmament Commission take steps to set up a subcommittee on atomic power to hold closed-door talks on the International atomic problems. These discussions would include Eisenhower’s .suggested new approach and Ru.ssia’s c o u n t e r-proposal. The United States has tlie chairmanship of the commission this month.
The third, and probably imminent means of exploration is direct discussion between .American and Soviet representatives.
Ike's Message To Be Carried By Radio, TV
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 J5_Pres-ident Eisenhower’s State of th« Union message, to be delivered in person before a joint session of Congress next Thursday, will b« carried by all radio and television networks.
The starting time is expected to be around 12:30 p.m. EST. The time will be set definitely by congressional resolution. Congresi opens W’edncsday.
Capitol officials said the Columbia Broadcasting System will hin-dle the telecast for all TV networks on i| “pool** basis, using the usual three cameras and feeding the production to the other channels.
Television officials said the four TY’ networks rotate such pool Jobs at the White use and Capitol where lack of camera space requires it.
It wai be the National Broadcasting Company’s turn Monday night ts represent the other television networks on a pocd basis when the President speaks for 15 minutes from the White House on his first year in office.
This address also will be carried by all radio and TV chains, at 9:30 to 9 45 p.m. EST. except CBS radio which will record it for transmission at 11 p.m.
Creek Yields Body Of Hospital Patient
car left the highw ay and ovorturiH'd near Rockdale, his home.
Happy Goodman. 60. Fort Worth, died of stab wounds received Friday in an affray at his home
Florence Taylor Rhoden. 42. Port Artluii. died of razor cuts at her home Friday. A verdict of self inflicted wounds was returned.
National Mark Jumps Out Window
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
FHFFDH^I SMIl E Gpl. (laude Ratclu'lor, 22. of Kermit, simle.s liroddly at I’aittnuniom after release from the Gom-mum.st prt.soi'ur eom|HUimi He said he wanted to return a month earlier hut it'aied for hi.s life Wirophoto via radio ft uin 'rokyo)
2'2-YEAR-OLD HAS HANGOVER
H \l TIMORE, Jan 2 T -One of n.sltumuc » hfgge>t New Year’s Day hangoxers still w.is under treatniiMit at Johns HopktiiN Hospital tmlay t eonaid Kidd w»» d« scril»eti as completely are.sthetued ’ when he wa« bixiughl to the hospital Friday night He had fallen out of bed after drinking what his father left in a bottle of »heny wtue, about a pint, Leonard is 2W
American motorists are getting the nt‘w vear oi'f to a relatixely' safe and sane start.
The observance of the New Years holiday weekend passed the hallway mark Saturday with tr.iffio deaths mnmng only alxiut h.aU as heavy as during the same ’ IHiuxi in the Christmas weekend a week earliei,
’rTom h p m. local time Thurs dav nigbl until Satuid.sy evctnng. the death toll on the streets and higtiwavs reacluxl iHF I’his com-paixHl vv ;th 32.5 traffic deaths dur- ; mg the same peruxl at Christmas. .
Another 24 per>ons have iH'r-ishevl 111 fux'S and 28 met violent «tenth from miseeb.Hneous causes for an over-all total vM 210 If the traffic accident death rate holds steady, the holiday toll eoula be no larger than that for a lum-hoUday weekend. .A sample sur-t VC.V oi so-called normal conditions fixim 6 p lu IVc. 3 to mtdiiight > IVc 6 showed 310 died in traffic accidents The National Safety Council at the halfwav inilnt made a revi.'Cvi forecast that iH tween 3iHl and ivrsons would be killed in traffic accidents fixnn 8 p m rhur>«d.i> to Sunday midnight Pievunislv the iHHUieil had foivcast at le.ssi 380 would l>e killed The council ha» estimateti that , o8,ikW iHTsons were killed in traffic aeeident.s in t9.xL the same as in 1952 when there were fewer cars , on the road. The rounetl said ' had the lowest mileage death rate in the history of tiattiv accident mold», i
ROSEVIU.E. Calif. ^ Ever hear of a hitchhiking hear"* Hobtu't E. Lambndge, in filing an insurance claim for a broken window in his station wagon, related he was returning to California from Alaska when he stop-|wd to fish Then he resumed his lourney
" After several miles I hapixuied to look m the rear view mirror and what I saw made my hair stand on end. he said.
• v)n the back seat and glaring at nv‘ viciously was a black bear which seemed as big as a moun t.iin I braked the car to a loltmg sU»P and perhaps this savevl me riie .’oh startled the bt'ar and he :umjH'd out the vviiulovv ' The window was elostnl’*
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‘ patient at .Abilene State Hospital ' who had been missing since shortly after noon Wednesday, was re-j covered from the waters of Lytle ! Creek at 10 40 a m. Saturday.
Fire Chief D. C. Musick, who led ' dragging oi>erations. said the body was found in 8 to 10 feet of water I just north of the South 11th S». bridge.
i Nanney s clothing w as found under the bridge about noon Thurs-: day by children playing at the «reek. Firemen and volunteers began dragging the creek about 2^ Thursday afternoon.
The body was found by B. F Cox. Jr . 890 Ballinger St.. who joined the search with his boat and outboard motor at noon Fri-
By Swarming Japanese Mobs
TOKYO. Suiuiiy, Jun 3 T' A ' throng, upward of 700,lKH) per-suus. who wanted to wi.sh Emperor Himhito a happy New Year nulled msiiK' the Imperial Ua'.ice | grounds Saturday atm trampled tOj death nearly a score of jwrsmis i when guards tried to cloiie the)
I m,nn palace fate.i. . |
! Frotcsting thousands, pressing fuiw.ird .as the gates began , close, svvx'pt away a in»li and rushed over a double , bridge.
^ Men. women .and c h i Idren ! shrieked m agony as they were trampled underfoot in the partie ! Em|.K'rv»r Hirohito was greatly saddeiH'd by the tragic mishap, a spokesman of the imperial household aimounetHi,
Metruix'liian police ix'ported their Litest c*outU showed 16 dead .md 43 injured Kv-.hIu news agency said one of the fatalities was a Chinese hoy It »«Id several other children
day. He was alone in the boat at the time.
Five boats were employed in the search and more arrived after the body was found, Cox said.
Dragging continued until 10 or 10:30 Thursday night and was resumed Friday morning, continuing until after dark Friday night.
Fire Chief Musick said Nanney had apparently swum about 75 feet from the west side of the creek where his clothing was found, to about 30 feet from the east bank, where the body was recovered by Cox.
A number of volunteers, county workers and policemen took turns in aiding firemen in dragging the creek, Musick said.
The body was to be taken by Kiker - W4iteii Funeral Horne to Kingsville Saturday night. Funeral services have tentatively been planned Monday afternoon at Bl.sh-op with bur.al under the direction of the Cage-Piper Funeral Home of Kingsville and Bishop
Nanney, admitted to the hospital here Nov 9. 1948, was the .son of Mrs Lula Nanney of Bishop.
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