Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIII, No. 228
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ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY 10c
Bricker Bill 0n Last Legs
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (/P)—The Bricker amendment to check the President’s treaty-making powers appeared to be on its last legs today, as Sen. MeCarran, D-Nev. one of its chief sponsors, introduced a compromise proposal in the Senate.
The MeCarran substitute drops the controversial “which” clause of the Bricker amendment and would not require that Congress regulate all inter
Later Knowland announced that introduction of the compromise
national agreements made by the President.
MeCarran has been one of the had been postponed at least until
Monday and that over the weekend efforts would continue to bring Bricker into the fold. Bricker toJd reporters he would be willing to compromise if the proper language could be found.
Me C a r r a n’s amendment provides :
1. After the ratification of thic ! amendment no treaty shall be the ‘ supreme law of the land unless ! made in pursuance of the Constitution.
2. A provision of a treaty or, ot he r international agreement ; which conflicts with this Constitution shall not be of any force or effect.
3. No international agreement ; other than a treaty shall become
effective as internal law in the J United States except through legis-
sfaunehest supporters of the constitutional change proposed by Sen. Bricker I R-Ohio). Yesterday he spoke in the Senate for it. With his compromise offer, however, he apparently gave up hope that the original measure can be passed.
Some influential Democrats and Republicans meanwhile got together on another substitute draft.
Terms of thi« compromise were not disclosed, but Sen. Knowland of California. GOP floor leader in the Senate, said the substitute soon j vould Ik* ready for introduction. ■ Knowland indicated that Presi- j dent Eisenhower, who has declared his “unalterable opposition” to the Bricker amendment, would go along with the new language. The Senate leader also predicted it
West Atom Talk To Be Started Tonight
would have ‘‘substantial” biparti- jatjrm
•an support. 4 Any vote in the Senate on the
Whether Bricker would agree to question of ratifying a treaty shall It remained to he seen. The Ohio lM, determined bv the veas and senator has had a look at the navs (that is, that there shall be bipartisan compromise, but he told a rou can vote putting the sena-reporters he has not made up his tors* positions on record), mind whether he can accept it. j------------
AIRBORNE HOUSE — A
Marine Corps helicopter is shown as it lifts a 1.000 pound shelter made of a wooden frame with plastic covering. It could be used for mess halls, offices, chapels and barracks and moved quickly by helicopter from one site to another.
Dulles, Molotov Decide on Session
BERLIN, Jan. 29 (^Secretary of State Dulles and Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov agreed tonight that they would hold their first talk regarding international atomic energy negotiations here tomorrow night after the sixth session of the Big Four conference.
Secretary Dulles dined with Molotov this evening. Aides said they made a date to discuss the atomic energy negotiations problem at that time. Molotov had previously agreed in a series of preliminary ex-
Three Texans On List of 12 'Squealers'
WASHINGTON. .Ian 29 T—The Army identified today 12 “squealers” among the 21 Americana who stayed behind with the Red* in Korea. Three are Texans.
The army said former fellow captives bad supplied written testi-money that the 12 informed on their fallow prisoners and that all 21 were ‘rats, stool pigeons and progressives.**
“Progressive** was an epithet POWs gave to those who “cooperated” with their red captors.
An army statement identified the Informers::
Pfc. Clarence Adams, Memphis.
Cpl. Howard Adams, Corsicana, Tex., whose reward was membership on a mess committee
Sgt. Richard Corden Providence. R.I.
Pfe. William Cowart. Dalton. Ga.
Cpl. Rufus Douglas of Texou, Tex., who also was a member of a mess committee and was given other favored duties.
Pfe. I.ewis Griggs of Neches Tex., whos'e informing won him membership on a “peace” commit-te.
Pvt. Samuel Hawkins Oklahoma City
Pfc. Alie Pate, East Caromlelet,
Pfc. Lowell Skinner of Akron.
Pvt. Richard Tenneson. Alden. Minn.
Cpl Harold Webb. Fort Pierce Fla.
Pfe. William White. Plummer-ville. Ark.
Ballinger C-C Guests Watch Comic Magician
By GEORGIA NELSON Reporter-News Staff Writer
BALLINGER. Jan. 29 — Members of the Ballinger Chamber of
Methodists Vote To Run Hospital
LUBBOCK. Jan. 29 to UP— The Northwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church voted 190-45 today to take over ownership and operation of Lubbock Memorial Commerce dispensed with business paVticipate and' w hether”the 'talks Hospital and the Kruger. Hutchln- “— ~ son and Overton Clinic here.
Delegates were told the hospital and clinic are valued at S4.490.945.
The church will assume indebtedness of SI.769.943.
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cloud) and mUd Saturday: poaalbU liaht run Saturday aftarnooh and night; <*on-aidarabl« cloudlnaaa and little cooler Sun- , day hlfh Saturday «6-70 low Saturday night 46 high Sunday 56-#0
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS Cloudy,
through Sunday, scattered lifht ahowere to east: little change to temperature# e«- J cept eomewhat cooler In Red River Valley Saturday ntghi or Sunday.
WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy and mild through Sunday.
EAST TEXAS Moatly clmicr and ron-tinued warm through Sunday with a tea »v are red ahoerera except for »omt-ahat cooler in extreme north Sunday; moderate aoutherly wind* on the coast SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Moatly
cloudy and continued «arm through Sunday, moderate aoutherly winds on the
should be held at an early stage under the auspices of the United Nations.
American officials have stated the Molotov-Dulles talks will not be concerned with the substance of the atomic problem.
Molotov's associates who attended the dinner which he gave for Dulles included Arkady Sobolev, former assistant secretary general of the United Nations, and Deputy Foreign Minister Andre Gromyko
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here Friday night to make their annual banquet an evening of fun.
About 30 out-of-town guests were among the crowd of 284 who enjoyed the antics o* Seymour Davis, comedian and magician from Oklahoma City, who disguised himself as Professor Ignatz while playing piano selections. Davis was program director at the U.S.O. in Abilene one year during World War II.
Out-of-town guests came from Abilene. Winters. Brady. San Angelo. Waco and Midland.
Retiring C-C President John Bradley recognized the retiring directors. and incoming C-C President R. E. Ruble introduced the directors who will serve during 1954. These 1954 directors are Troy Simpson. R. V. Northington, Jay Garrett. Bill Bell, Herman Price.
F. L. Wells. Dick Ayers, Joe Forman. G. A. Morrish. new directors; and Claude .Mansell. Joe Forester,
C. E. Maedflen, Hyde Chapman. |
W\ C. Witt, Harry Lynn, Earl Barr.
Albert C. Purifoy and G. A.
Swann, hoid-over directors.
Special recognition was accorded to Mrs. W'ayman Mason, president of the Ballinger Civic Garden Club, for table decorations, and Mrs. W’, j E. Elkins, manager of the High School cafeteria where the banquet was served. W ASHINGTON, Jan. 29 Jh—Un-j
C-C Manager Joe McCauley, who employment climbed by 509.000 is to he married Feb. 6, came in from December to January to a for his share of the limelight total of 2.359.000, highest level in when Emcee Jack Moore present- three years, the Bureau of Labor ed him with a wedding gift from Statistics reported today, the C-C. The beautifully-wrapped Employment declined by nearly j package contained a cook luvok «and a million in the same period, for
West Proposes Free Germany
BERLIN. Jan. 29 P -The West formally proposed to Russia today the uniting of Germany into a nation free to repudiate communism and join in the defense of Europe.
With American and French blessings. Britain’s “Eden Plan” for unifying the 68 million Germans in a free election was laid before Russia at the stormy fifth session of the Berlin conference.
Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov failed to keep the Big Four tangled in debate on world armament questions. Then he lo t a one-man fight to admit East and West German officials during talks on the German problem.
Molotov’s own resolution for a world conference including Red China this year to deal with reduction of military forces and control of atomir weapons was put on the shelf until a secret session to be held next week.
A rival resolution by French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault for a disarmament conference under United Nations auspices was also put aside until the secret meeting. Secretary of State Dulles forced the San Francisco conference Molotov’s hand, warning:: which established the United Na- j “I don’t believe this conference tions in 1945, and Dulles, who was i will justify itself and make it | there as an American delegate, easier to maintain these channels spent some time reminiscing with ! of personal contact at a high level them. 1 unless we can do better than we
changes which Dulles had with the Soviet ambassador in Washington that the subject would come up here.
President Eisenhower proposed in a speech to United Nations on Dec. 8 that the United States. Russia and other atomic powers contribute materials to an international atomic pool to be used for peaceful purposes by all countries.
Russia criticized the President's plan as failing to make any provision for banning atomic weapons and made a counterproposal that all countries should make a pledge not to use such weapons.
The problem before Dulles and Molotov here, as American officials see it. is to decide how* negotiations on the Presidnt's proposal and on Russia’s weapons ideas should proceed at some future date—-what countries should
DuIIps’ associates at the dinner included C. D. Jackson, an assistant to President Eisenhower, Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen. U. S. envoy to Moscow, and Assistant Secretary of State Livingston Merchant.
have been doing so far.’*
SON, LISTEN TO DADDY—Lon McMillin, former state Golden Gloves lightweight champion (1938), gives his son, Lon, Jr., 11, a few words of advice on the art of boxing between rounds Friday night at Rose Field House. Young Lon was entered in the 65-pound Pee Wee division. He won his second bout Friday night and will fight in the finals of the Golden Gloves Monday night. (Staff Photo by Don Hutcheson)
BLOCKADE SET TODAY
U.S. Unemployment Highest in 3 Years
Mothers Net Record $6,874
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I Little Rain Here
As Polio Drive Nears End
The Mother’s March on Po- drive-in collections $585.15; and the lio netted $6.874.62 — the largest hotels $67.70. total for the “march’ in its four-! Mrs. C. A. Dean captained the
a package of Vika Selt/cr To make it more official. Moore also gave him a gift, as he said, “in wrapping from the bank.” In other words a check.
The Rev C. B. Orahood asked the hivocatiou.
Davis* program of entertainment included magic stunts, most of which centered around his “atomic” cookstove. He produced an egg from a wad of paper, discovered two large turkeys in a pan after a brief cooking accompanied by flashing lights and a walling siren. As Prof. Ignatz, he presented music ranging from the classic to boogie woogie. climaxed by his rendition of Dixie while he wore boxing gloves.
U.S. Judge Throws Out Bergson Case
WASHINGTON. Jan 29 f Atty. Gen. Brownell suffered a reverse today as a federal Judge threw out the government's case again.d Herbert A. Bergson, who was an assistant attorney general tn the Truman administration
U. S. District Judge Charles F. McLaughlin gave Bergson a directed verdict of acquittal on charges of prosecuting “claims against the I nited States” within two years after resigning a* chief of the Justice Department's antitrust division in September, 1950.
a total drop of more than 34 million in the past five months of business letdown and seasonal decline.
The report, based on a survey by the Census Bureau, showed that joblessness has more than doubled in the last three months. Unemployment stood at 1.162,000 in October, the postwar record low. Since then it has risen bv 1.197.000.
Arthur F. Burns, chairman of the President's Council of Econom- j ic Advisers, discussed economic conditions today at a closed-door session of the .Senate-House Economic Committee. Rep. Wolcott (R-Mich), committee chairman, said afterward the economist appeared quite optimistic about the business and employment outlook ! for 1954
year history. Fred Lybrand, drive treasurer, announced Friuay night.
This boosted the March of Dimes campaign collections in Taylor County to about $26.000, Lybrand taid.
Mrs. D. R. Richardson, 581 EN 23rd St.. was the top collector in the drive Friday night as she collected a total of $481.56 in the ACC Hill and l„amar district.
Highest contributing district was from the Bowie School District which had $902.16.
Chairman of the Mother's March was Mrs. Stanley E. Smith. 1126 Willis St.
Totals by school zones included Alta Vista $610.51: Bonham $606-.65; Bowie $902 16; Central $371.97; College Heights $477.57; Crockett $700 06. Fair Park $338.41; Fannin $400.50; Houston $37 67; Lamar $725 93; Locust $159 50; North Park $139.98. Travis $379.71: Valley
View $188 26. Woodson $626 00.
The Elmdale area added $83.89.
big Woodson school drive — raising the biggest total ever contributed from the Negro school area.
The March of Dimes enters the final round Saturday with blockades being set up at 11 intersec- j g tions throughout the city.
A few remote chances existed I Friday night that the cloud-cover» ing which has hovered over tha Manning the blockades will be Abilene area in recent days may members of nine Abilene service squeeze out a little rain Saturday clubs and co-eds from Abilene afternoon or night, the V. S. Weath-High School. Abilene Christian Col- er Bureau at Municipal Airport lege. McMurry College and Har- said.
din - Simmons University. j “Sidewalk” meteorologists hava
The blockades will be erected at scanned the clouds hopefully, won-a m. and will continue in opera- (dering why rain didn’t fall when tion until 6 p.m., Vic Baldridge. 1 the clouds have appeared
Falling Girder Kills Breck City Employe
: chairman, said Friday.
Motorists will be stopped and each person in the automobile will be asked to give to the March of Dimes. Each auto which contributes will receive a windshield sticker which gives it an “okay” for the rest of the day from the other blockades. Baldridge said.
Persons working on the blockades will work in two-hour shifts,
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have appeared to be black enough to be ripe for showers, the weatherman said.
The weatherman’s explanation was that the cloud-covering. Whil* appearing moisture-laden, actually is relatively thin — only a few hundred feet thick. Above the thin clouds have been clear skies, ha said.
The thin covering may thicken enough Saturday afternoon and j night to drop some rain, the weatherman said.
SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER-NEWS
winter sports event of West Texas be riding high in the Sunday
— Golden Reporter-
TURNCOAT ENTERTAINS—Wiliam A, Cowart of Monti cello, Ark , gets applause from a South Korean prisoner audience as ne entertains them during a wait at Fanmun* jom. Later all of the unrepatriated prisoners, including Cowart and 20 othor Americans, boarded trucks for a trip to North Korea. They chose to remain with the Communists.
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The big Gloves—will News.
Stories and pictures of the fighu will feature the sports section. And the Women s Department will ,;et in 011 the fun with a cover page of pictures taken at the Thursday night fights. Fight fans from Kule, Rotan, Sweetwater and Abilene are included in the photos by Don Hutcheson Sonic more verj special features of the Sunday pane.* will be of great* interest. For one thing, The Sunday Reporter-News will release the first map showing 311st what the Abilene Air Force Base will look like. Then, there’ll be stories and pictures on a big Snyder event and a well-known Snyder resident. The event is the opening of the new million dollar hospital. The man is D. M. Cogdell. whose gifts helped make it possible These are just “extras” in vour biggest bargain for a dime, the Sunday Reporter-News which brings sou the complete news picture, locally, state, national and international.
BRECKENRIDGE,.. Jan. 29 (RNS) — L. Joe Angel, 57, city employe and former Stephens County commissioner, was instantly killed here at 5 p.m. Friday while unloading bridge steel.
! The steel fell from a city truck and crushed him. The accident oc-turred on North Baylor Ave.
Mr. Angel was born April 19.
1896. in Rising Star. He had lived most of his life in Stephens County. He had served several terms j as county commissioner. He was i in that office until two years ago. when he began working for the ! city here.
Funeral arrangements w ill be an-! nounced by Kiker Funeral I of Breckenridge.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs Virgil Ransdell of Breckinridge and Airs. G. V. Ya-nek of San Antonio: his mother,
Mrs. Florence Angel of Breoken-. , „ . .
r.d*t; three son.« B.lly J. of U- P«*'1'**'* : me-». Parks of Ureal Falls. Mont., 1 ““k''
I and Edward, who is a soldier in ' Korea; four sisters. Mrs. L. L Tipton and Mrs. Warren Crudgington, both of Breckenridge Mrs. L D C ampbell of Oregon and Mrs. Carl Irby of Ris'iig Star; one brother,
: O. B. Angel of Albany, one half-brother, J. R. Angel of Rising Star; and two half-sisters. Mrs.
; Roy Hamilton of Rising Star and Mrs. J, T Evacate of Potosí.
Poll Tax Payments Near 8,000 Mark
Pail tax payments In Taylor County climbed nearly 1.000 above the 19.53 total Friday, but were still less than half the 18,090 paid two years ago in the last general election year.
Deadline for paying the poll taxes in person at the office of Home ' the Taylor County tax-assessor-col-j lector’s office is today. Tax Collector Raymond Petree said his office would be open until 5 p.m. <— or as long as a line remains.
Applications for poll taxes may be mailed, as long as the letter is before Sunday midnight. Petree said.
With 648 polls paid Friday, the total for the year climbed to just under 8.000 — The 7.920 poll taxes so far issued passed 1953‘s total of 7.093.
The number was to go considerably higher, since the tax office had received about 500 more payments in the mail, but hadn't yet processed them Mailed applications will probably be handled next week.
Ninety-seven of the 648 payments put on the books Friday cam« through the mail. Petree said. The Reporter-News has been car* rying pull tax application blanks daily. A blank is located on Pagt 2-A
petree s office will remain open Saturday until 5 p m,, but won't be open Sunday he said.
The $1 75 poll tax can be paid by mailing that amount with on# of the forms in The Reporter» News Receipts will be sent to persons who make mailed application, if the postmark shows the appllca» tion w«s mailed prior to midnight Sunday.
HAVE YOU PAID
YOUR POLL TAX?
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Polls Paid Friday ..... 648
Polls Paid to Date . 7 920
Polls Paid Last Year ........ 7.093
Pulls Paid in 1952 ......... 18,090
Days before deadline ..... 1Deadline Is 5 p.m. Today for Paying Your Poll Tax
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