Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 25, 1954, Abilene, Texas
®í)e Abilene porterMORNING
VOL. LXXIII, No. 223
AuocitaoJ Prns f4P)
'WITHOUT OR V/ITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" — Byron
TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING. JANUARY^!5, 1954—TWELVE PAg¥s
PRICE DAILY 5C. SUNDAY lOc
Hemingways Missing; Wrecked Plane Found
TO RENOUNCE FORCE
FIRE FIGHTER OVERCOME James M. Pogue receiving oxygen mask at scene
West May Offer New German Deal
BERLIN. Jan. 24 The three Western Allies were reported tonight to have agreed to tell Russia they would join in binding reunited and democratic Germany to renounce aggressive force.
Diplomatic officials reported this development tonight on the eve of the four-power foreign ministers conference.
Other qualified informants said Secretary of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault — who meet Soviet Minister V. M. Molotov to- i morrow’—have a joint strategy | which calls for a flat rejection of' Russia’s bid in behalf of Red Chi-i na, prompt conclusion of an Aus- j trian independence treaty and a showdown on Germany.
Prepared to Call The W'estern offer to join ip binding Germany to renounce i force would in effect amount to a security guarantee to the Russians
was shelved because some of the frontiers involving Russia and Germany are still undefined, so far as the W’cstern Powers are concerned. W’est Germany, for instance, does not recognize the Oder-Niesse frontier with Poland, and the United States has not recognized Russia’s absorption of Estonia. Latvia and Lithuania.
Cut in Overseas Spending Seen
Pilot Says Chance Author Is Alive
KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan. 24 (AP)—Ernest Hemingway, the American author, and his wife have been missing sine® Saturday, and a crashed plane, believed to be theirs, w’as , spotted today in the wilds of the Upper Nile countr>\
I No sign of human life was seen about the wTecked plane. But a British pilot who circled the crash area at 200 feet said
y slightly and he believed the
Ike lo Offer 'Experimentar Housing Plan
W ASHINGTON. Jan. 24 Lfl ~
Hemingway, who has combined ! Pre.rident Eisenhower will propos« a life of action with writing some i .. ^®^8re.ss tomorrow a many* of the most gripping fiction in mod- i attack on the housing prob-
ern literature, left! Saturday in a 1 . emphasis on private in-
the plane seemed damaged on occupants could have climbed out safely.
“One wheel of the uiidertarriage was broken, but otherwise the plane appeared little damaged” said Capt. R. C. Jude, pilot of a British Overseas Airways Corp. plane which circled the scene three mlle.s above picturesque Murchison Falls in northwest Uganda.
However, neither Jude nor a R.YF search plane pilot who also visited the area, saw any sign of life.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24 L4’t—The United States is reported planning
who claim to fear that a rearmed. * ’’‘.“J"!'"’"”'
reunited Germany would mean a I overseas next year
rebirth of German militarism. But ® move to trim foreign
such a guarantee would be given only on condition that the Soviets in turn help bring about an acceptable German peace settlement.
Informants said the Allies were prepared to call for an underwritten formal declaration by an all-German government that it would keep the peace.
If Germany were to break the peace the United States, Britain and France would be committed to act against her.
Trtity Idea Shelved
will be accompanied by an intensified drive to award contracts only to factories dominated by non-Comraunist workers.
Top officials predicted today that overseas military orders during the year beginning Juiy 1 will amount to about half a billion dollars—50 per cent below' the annual total for the past two years.
The lower spending program, they said, reflects not only a desire to economize but also the new' “long haul” approach to ‘
orders whatever will be let to factories where a majority of workmen are members of Communist trade unions.
Top officials are considering as part of this new approach a plan program I "hereby it would be publicly an-
chartered plane from Nairobi, capital of Kenya colony, on a 600-mile flight over Lake Victoria and Lake Albert to the 400-foot Murchison Fails on the Victoria River.
dustry’s role in providing decent
homes for low-income families.
The Elsenhower budget carries
I funds to start 35,000 units of pub-
I lie housing in the 12 months start-
Thic ic «no nF the n-.nct L tHc rate HOW authorizpd.
1 uis IS ori0 of tiiG niost inACCos- Tin#
sible spots in Uganda — dominated omciaih
nounced when such contracts were refused, and why. Some officials believe this would demonstrate that membership in Communist labor movements hurts the prospects of full employment in specific factories.
_. , »«ui approacn to
The proposal, as thus reported, i meeting the West’s defense prob-rules out the idea of a formal | lems.
general non-aggression pact with Russia, and also the idea of a new Ix>carno-type pact which Prime Minister Churchill of Britain advanced last May. Locarno bound its signatories after World War I to help any victim of German ag-|
The anti-Communist strictures were designed at the urging of Clare Boothe l.uce. U. S. ambassador to Italy, mainly to help curb Communist labor unions in that country. i
France, the biggest source of
i tion overseas, also is due to be hit i Sunday night.
WHERE THERE WAS SMOKE. PLENTY OF FIRE . . . fireman at left battles the flames
Fire Severely Leach Home;
Damages Two Rescued
The informants said the idea of | by the new’ restrictions, but prob-a general non-aggression treaty i ably to a lesser extent.
^ Ambassador Luce has been authorized to inform the new Italian goveniment. after it is formed, of the shift in policy and at the same time to urge sterner measures by Italian leaders to dispel Red influences.
Italian factories have been awarded more than 400 million dol-I lars in .\merican arms contiacts in the last three years, 240 million dollars of It in the last fiscal year. Under the new reguiatiuns, no
Abilene lo Get Mild Weather
Mild, partly cloudy weather was forecast for Monday and Tuesday by the U. S. Weather Bureau here Sunday night.
An earlier prediction of freezing rains and drizzle for Monday morning would not materialize, the bu-
by crocodiles, elephants, buffalops, lions and other big game—and one of the most beautiful.
search was started when Hem-ingway. 55. and his fourth wife, whom he married in 1946. failed to ; land at Masindi. an intermediate point east of Lake Albert, for refueling.
A police launch was dispatched from Butiaba, on the east coast ; of Lake .Albert. It was expected to take sev’eral hours to reach the scene.
Plant Among Trees
said the President also will urge an “experimentar* federal financing plan to make the ownership of modest, privately built homes so easy that subsidized housing ultimately may become unnecessary.
The presidential message Is expected to ask congressional authority for:
1. Liberalized FH.\ loan insurance to help owners repair and remodel aging houses.
2. /edcral loans and grants to cities to assist a new “urban renewal” program aimed not only at cleaning out slums but prevent-
Capt. Jude said he piloted his i ing them from developing.
Fire Suml.iv wreaked severe <Tam.sgo thioughout the Iwmstorv brick home of Mr. and Mrs. R. B, (Balw Leach, 302 Graham St Two firemen were overcome by poison gas4's or lack of o\\gt'ri while fighting the .stuhlHun bhiTC,
The Fire Department said the burning of wool or plastic may have ^ener.sted poison gases and that these mav have overcome the two firemen. Or — the cleoartment added I’ogue and Hill may simply have not received sufficient
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and one of them w as ho.spitali?ed, ; supply through the smoke
Mrs. I/*ach and daughter, Shir-^ ley. in an upstairs room at thi
time the fire was discovered, had to be rescued by means of a ground ladder sent to the .‘.eeond floor window hv firemen The\ were uninjured.
The alarm was feleplioned lo the Fire Department at 11 14 a.m. Sunday. Five Iruiks were .sent to the
lion until 4 30 p.m.
Chief Hill droppi'd by there about 6 30 p.m. Police were watching the house during the night at the l.each family’s request.
The Ix'ach iTsidence i ontains approximately 12 rooms.
No estimate of the financial loss represented by the fire was available Sunday night.
The Fire Department understood that the building and contents wei'c
3 PERSONS HURT
Wreck Kills Snyder Tot
SNYDER, Jan. 24 RNS»—Mabel •Ann Good, 17-month-oId daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Jimmy F. Good of 1402 venue R, Snjder. was killed instantly Sunday afternoon when thrown from the family car by its overturning one mile west of Lamesa on the Seminole highway.
^ .\lso riding in the car. but only slightly injured, were the child’s and .\s>istant | grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
scene, tlu-e including two engines. w .
two boosters and one ladder truck.; i u '
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jured. ,, t daughter I fexas Co. petroleum pro-' in Snyder Cemetery
James M Pogue. 28-\ear-oUl fire- were upstairs, when tue> heard «'x- „j,s formerly citv com- Malwl Ann. tiorn
Koonce of Snyder, and the mother. All were treated and released from l^amesa General Ho.spital.
Koonce was driving the car as it blew a tire and rolled over twice, according to investigating officers I The girl was riding in the front seat iH'tween her grandfather and her mother. The father was at work in Snyder.
Funeral services will be conducted from Bolger Funeral Home here at 2 p.m. Monday, Burial will lie
POW Action Said Planned In Advance
A weatherman explai.ned that a I cold front which had been expected • to reach here came to the western and central portions of Oklahoma , and to the northedsiein part of the j Texas Panhandle, and became sf?-i tionary.
I "We don’t believe it will come on to .\biiene,” the spokesman ^ stated.
i Highest temperature forocast for Monday was 70. The lowest foreseen for Monday night is 45, and the high Tuesday is predicted to be about 60.
High and low temperatures for the 24-bour period ending at 930 Sunday night were 70 and 40.
Argonaut airliner ») to 100 miles off course to search and saw a sil-: very Cessna plane lying among scrub trees after he had circled Murchison Falls a few minutes,
“It was the right plane without a doubt.” he said. "We saw the identification letters VPKLII ver>-clearly.”
After noting that the plane appeared little damaged, he added. “I would think the passengers climbed out and made for the river which was only 300 yards away but you cannot tell about these things.”
3. A 1 e a se-and-purchase plan whereby FH.4, by liberal mortgage insurance terms, would encourage the erection of rental homes which occupants could buy without down payment when the family income improves.
4. FH.\ financing terms as liberal for u.sed houses as for new dwellings.
5. A reorganization of the government’.s housing agencies, giving Cole’s Housing and Homo Finance Agency clear supervisory power but no operating duties. Two new subordinate offices would
“It looked like the chap did a * be added—an urban renewal ad-
neat job of landing the aircraft” He said the plane was “plopped right into” scrub trees and the thick bush made it impossible to discover any signs of human life nearby though he circled as low as 200 feet and saw several elephants and buffaloes roaming about on the other side of the river.
Saw Small Boat
Not far from the spot the BO.AC
Lodge Soys Support Ike, Gef Elected
I FORT WORTH. Jan 24 F - The : best way for a member of Congress I to get re-electeti Is to support Pre>i-I dent Eisenhower’s program. Henry Cabot Lodge said in a Texas radio , speech tonight.
Lodge pmficted several tight races for control oi the sena‘e this fall.
U.S. Sen. Lyndon Juhn:.on »D-Tex) IS amoug those coming up
man. was sent to St. \nn Ho.spit.il in an ambulance after receiving fir.st aid treatment at the scene
with an oxv een mask A hospital
spokesman .said Siimiay night Pogue was doine fine ami wo.ild and sou Savh
be dischar^-ed Monday nuuning the luune.
.As.si.stant Fire Chief Howard Hill. ¡ Firemen said the bla/e apj\arent-»1,80 “knocked out ” for a few min-¡ ly h..,d gained considerable hcad-lites by the poison gai^es or oxypen in'fore being discovered. They
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plosions dowu^-taII•s. When «hey „Lionel*, mayor pro tern and opened a door from the room Into School Board member. Both he and a h.ilhvav. they were cut off from ^^e active In civic and
downstairs by smoke. ’Fhat was the i work,
way they iliscovcred the fire, l.each
.Malnd .Ann. lK>rn ,\ug 2, 1952. is survived by her parents; her i maternal grandparents', the Kooac-cs: and paternal grandparents. Mr. i and Mr.-i. H. F. Good of Snyijer.
Washington. Jan. 24 sistant Secretary John ,A. Hannah said today the Defense Department has »vlanned for a long time ----- — -------- —v
to take court-martial or other ac- f'Jf re-election this year, tion against returned war prison-ers where their action.s justitied it. Eorthouoke Rinqs And he indicated in a radio-TV ■> n * »
intervuw that it was the timing, DOllS 111 AZOrCS
iK»t the aciion it.self. which caused PONTA DELCAD.A. A/i^-es Jan some consternation in the depart-'24 .P - Earthquakes rvH'ked the
meat yesterday after the Army’s island of Sao Miguel several times
ministration and s unit responsible for management and di.sposal of war and defense housing.
FCC Nominee Lee Moy Be Opposed
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 fk~A protest by some I^mocrats against President Eisenhower’s nomination of Robert E. I-ee to the Federal crew saw a small boat drawn up ; Communications Commission is ex-at the river bank. pected tomorrow on the Senate
Jude .said he radioed an R^F fli,or search plane that he was circling. More than IM Eisenhower ap-the area until the R AF olane at-| pomtments requiring Senate con-rived, then he flew on to Khartoum firmation will be called up when and Cairo where he told bis storv. | senate meets at noon.
Uganda is a British protectorate---------------- ■■
in east central Vfrica, north of Lake Victoria. Heiiiingwy, 5o, had been In Virica for some time, having Sf>ent last week at Amboselii National Park in T.angany ika, which is dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro. site of one of his most
See HEMINGWAY. Pg. 2-A. Col. t
Police Joii 50
TEHRAN, Iran. Jan. 24 «F ~ Iranian troops and police .iailed 30 persons today after breaking up an election day Communist demonstration in the oil city erf Abadan.
last lught. ringing chuivh hell.s and causing damage to buildings and highw’ays. No casualties vvero re-
vvere away from
shortage encountmeri in battling the fire, recovered nuickly ami was not aent to the hospital.
Hunfsville Church Gutted by Fire
HUN TSVILI I” Jan 24 f Ihe four stui v building of the First Baptist Church was gutted by fire today, causing an e.stimated damage of S3U0,(HK) to the building and contents
Ihe Rev. Gordon Clinaid, pastor of the church, said damage was covered by in.xurance amounting to •16.1,000.
Volunteer rireinen aided by eitl-ten* and inmates of the Texas Prison System fought (he bla/e from 1 lo 4 p.m iM'fore It could be controlled. Only the four brick walls of the hiilldlng remain
The fire wa.s discovered by a I Negro convict irf the Texas Prison System. Major Gibson. 42, a trustee Working In the home of General Manager O.B. ElUa.
said the e.xplosions probably were fruit jar.s or classwaie being broken by (he heat ’I'he hlaxe .started in tiie northeast corner of the Kitchen down-I stairs. Fire Marshal L. A Ulack-i wood said. Probable cause, 1m* nil-ed, was an eleclim short in a re fngerator cord, which first burned a place in an adjacent wall, then set fire to a wasteba.-kel.
Blackwmid rciM»rted that the kR Chen and lireakiast room and all contents of (ho.se ixMims viere destro.ved, that the dimng room
had file damage. Ho said the hla.e , .............................
proper vias eonfuied to lliosc three, wholesale grocery bu.smes.s rmiins dovcn.stairs, and went ui>-;niore than 30 years \i the
Ranger Business and Civic Leader, Ex-(iscoan, Dies
RANGER. Jan. ”4 iKNS)~Hor-ace Cornelius Heiuler.sun, 01. prominent Ranger wholesale grocery ex-«•eutive. died Sunday at 4 a.m. In his home after a length.v illness.
Funeral will he Iield at 10 a m, Monday at the First MetluHiist Church here.
Killingswoi th Funeral Home will direct burial In the Cisco Ceme-ter>
Mr lleiulerson had b«vn in ttie
.stalls in a wall but did nut break out into the upstairs rooms ’riiere wav smoke damare throughout the building.
The fire was brought under control in from one t«» one and a h.ilf h<nit.s. but all equipment and men dill not leave the job until ’* 10 pm., (he Fire Department saul. Fire Marshal HlaekvvmHt continued
death he vv.as ma nager of
commissioner cvf Cisco, where he made his home 20 >ears Isefore coming to Hanger in 1943 Mr. Henderson was a member of the Hoard of Regent.s of Ranger Junior College, tin' Board of Stewards oi' the Hanger First Meth-otii.st Church and the Protn'iiy’ Hivard ol Methodist Churches He was iHnn July 10. 1892. He married the former Hattie B. Sisk m 1910.
Survivors include hi.* wife, (wo sons. E. K. of Ea.stland .hiuI Leoii of Albuquerque. N. M . oue daugh-Mrs, H. L. iiiirvoii of San
announcement of e o u r t-martial charges against Cpl. F.dward S.
Dickenson of Crackers .Neck, Va.
Dickenson iv the 23-year-old (il! ported.
. ; who first decided to stay with the; — , ‘
i'oinmunists in Korea. then changed hrs mind and came home.
The .Army charged him Friday night with unlav'ful deahng.s with the enemy and currying favor with his Communist captors to (he detriment of fellow [»risgners.
“Maybe it would have Ixvn iH't-' ter,” Hannah said, to have waitexi in filing charges against !>ickeii-I son until final disposition h.ad been made of the cases of those 21. A ! psychological warfaro official rom-i plained yesterday that the Dickenson action would wrock .any • chance the 21 would return.
But .an M-my official told i
I (toning nevwmcn tmtay that the i spvih cs'mhai. tkxas action against Dickenson had to
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He was a Mason, an Dddiellow, Kutartan and a memlrer of the Hanger ChamlM'r of Commerce. He was past pu'sidcnl of both the Rotary (Muh and the Chamlter of
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' lieiulersou v»f Plainview throe brothers. Clyde Hendersoii of Oklahoma Cit.v, F. A. oi San .\ngclo and H. l^ of AmartUo, and thi-ee sisters, Mrs, Jack Harton of Plamview, Mr.s. G. U. Evans of Hiaton and Mr*. N. R. Noithcutt uf San Angelo.
man E Sprowl, public information * officer for the Military District of I W ashington, said that othcrw ise DU kensim would h.vve been dis-charged from the Armv and outside militaiv jurisdiction At the time charges were 1iUh4, Dickenson was undergoing a final physical iht'ckup at Walter He«'ii Hospital heiv In preparation for his discharge. MOW officials ti»ok him into custotty at the hospital, and he is Iving held theiv until It Is decided whether he will be tried by court-martial.
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.ilOTIIER AT 13 YEAKS—Mr. ami Mrg. Teddy Hr>ant of Amarillo Saturday aiuiounced the birth of a daughter, Wanda Elizabeth, Friday in Amarillo’s St. Anthony’i Hoi-pital. Mrs. Bryant is 13 years old. Her husband is 19.