Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 20, 1954, Abilene, Texas
VOL. LXXin, No. 277
Associated Press (APt
ABILENE, TEXAS, S.ATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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Car Rams Train; Trio Badly Hurt
VIEW, March 19 — An Oklahoma couple and their 9-year-old •on were seriously injured about 8:30 p. m. Friday when their car rammed into the side of a Santa Fe freight train at the View grade-crossing.
U.S. Makes 1st Clear Proposal For Atom Pool
WASHINGTON, March 19 m — United States-Soviet talks got down to brass tacks on President Eisenhower’s atoms-for-peace plan today, after three months of conversation about how to approach the subject.
Secretary of State Dulles called In Soviet Ambassador Georgi N. Zarubin and handed him what the State Department called “a concrete plan.”
This is a detailed program to carry out President Eisenhower’s •uggestlon for an international pool, to which nations would nontribute some of their atomic materials and know-how for peaceful purposes.
The text of the plan was not made public, but the basic provisions of the American proposal are:
Creates New Agency
1. Creation of an international atomic energy agency by the United States, Russia and other atomic powers, including Britain and France.
2. The agency would take charge of the pool of atomic materials, and would be responsible for safeguarding it, preventing seizure by any nation bent on war.
3. The agency could mobilize atomic experts to develop atomic energy for power purposes in areas lacking sufficient electrical power; for medicine and for such things as agricultural research, ate.
A department announcement said the plan, “to further the peaceful development and the u.se of atomic energy,” was drafted by the U. S. government after consultation with other Allied governments.
Reds Have Ideas, Too
The announcement also disclosed that Russia has transmitted to the United States “certain proposals In connection with the general subject of atomic matters.” It said these proposals, presumably dealing with atomic disarmament, are under study.
Today’s meeting, which lasted five minutes, was the first to dig into the substance of the Eisenhower plan. A half-dozen or so previous talks had dealt merely with procedures, that is, ground rules that would govern the negotiations.
The Dulles-Zarubin talks are an aftermath of Eisenhower's United Nations speech last Dec. 8 in which he proposed an atomic pool under United Nations auspices.
Eisenhower’s proposal was seen as an effort to get the atomic disarmament deadlock off dead center. Russia, in a critical response, agreed to discuss the plan but said it did not go far enough because it included no ban on the use of atomic weapons.
Injured W'erc Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Haynes, and their son, Allen, all of Lawton, Okla.
Extent of the trio’s injuries was not known at Hendrick Memorial Hospital late Friday night.
• Investigating patrolmen said the Haynes’ 1953 Pontiac rammed the first car behind the engine. The train was just getting underway after stopping at the View depot.
Visibility on U. S. Highway 277 on which the car was traveling was good and red signal lights at the intersection were working, investigators said. The car was southbound.
The impact of the car’s striking the side of the slow’-moving train apparently threw the youngster out of the car. He was lying about 10 to 12 feet to the right of the vehicle off the pavement when patrolmen arrived, they said.
The Oklahoman and his wife were still inside the car.
The train was not damaged.
Investigating the collision were Highway Patrolmen Kenneth Decker and G. G. Fitzhugh, both of Abilene.
Tax Slash Okayed By Senate Panel
Retired East Texan To Replace Laughlin
$50 Million Added To House Figure
AUSTIN. March 19 (.1>i-Chief Justice James Hickman made today a surprise appointment of retired Judge A. S. Broadfoot of Bonham to step into South Texas 79th District Judgeship.
Broadfoot was named to serve
VIEW GRADE CRASH—Shown above is the heavily damaged 1953 Pontiac in which an Oklahoma couple and their 9-year-old son were seriously injured Friday night in a grade crossing accident at View. (Staff Photo by Bob Gulley)
Labor Fuss Holts Work on New AHS
4 Escape injury In Crasli at Tye
Four occupants of two cars m-volved in a minor collision at Tye Friday night aU iBcaped injury.
The accident occurred about 9:40 p.m. when a car driven by Donald H. Ray, 19. of Arlington, side-swiped another driven by Guy Wells Jr , 15, 2834 Roberts St, Taylor County Sheriff Ed Powell said.
Ray's wife was riding with him and Bobby Freeman of Abilene was riding with Wells. Both cars were headed west. Powell said.
Damage to Wells car was estimated at $200, and at $150 to the other car.
A labor jurisdiction dispute be-tw’cen union carpenters and ironworkers has since Tue.sday halted all but plumbing and electrical work on the new .\bilene High School.
Carpenters, ironworkers, bricklayers, and laborers were ordered to stop work Tuesday morning by Ball Construction Co. of San Antonio, general contractor, until the dispute between the tw'o crafts was settled, Ralph Mitchell, job superintendent, said Friday night.
Mitchell said the dispute, which was responsible for a one - day work stoppage on March 9, was whether the carpenters or ironworkers should install metal cor-raform decking at the school. It was being installed by the carpenters.
On March 9 the Central Labor Council here had been successful in getting the two disputing crafts to return to work although the carpenters rejected their suggestion that the work be shared.
Monday the ironworkers had posted a picket at the school in protest of the work and, Mitchell, after contacting his superiors, hfd ordered the work stoppage.
Alfred Vergauwen, business
agent for the bricklayers union here, is chairman of the committee arbitrating the dispute. He said Friday he expected to receii e by Monday a ruling from the Ni-tional Board for Settlement of Jurisdictional Disputes on which craft is to do the work.
He said the ironworkers had picketed the work Monday “because they wanted some of the work.” He also said the carpenters union here had refused to compromise and divide the work even through their international president had advised them it was permissible until a decision was reached by the national board.
Vergauwen said he was to meet w'ith the bricklayers Friday night to try to get “something thrashed out” whereby work could be resumed on the job.
Mitchell said he expected to let the men returned to work on the project by .Monday.
David S. Castle, Jr., architect on the school, said the shutdown at this stage would do little to delay work on the school, which is already four months behind schedule.
Mitchell said the layoff affected 60 to 75 men.
Jess Lambert, Former Nolan County Sheriii, Dies at 79
SWEETWATEU. March 19 (RNS) — J. D. (Jess) Lambert, 79, former Nolan County sheriff and resident of the county for 53 years, died at 1:40 a. m. Friday. He was the U»thcr of the county’s present sheriff, Ted Lambert.
Mr. Lambert died at his home, located about five miles south of town on the San Angelo, highway, which he and Mrs. Lambert buUt in 1908. He had been in falling health for about six years and critically ill since last week.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p. m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church. The Rev. George R. WUson, pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. C. F. Powell, pastor of the Lamar Street Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Sweetwater
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I Cemetery under the direction of I Cate - Spencer Funeral Home.
Mr. Lambert was born Nov. 29, 1874, in Blanco County. He mar-¡ried Miss Susie Withers in Gon-| zales on April 14, 1901. They lived I I in Johnson City until October ofj that year when they came to Nolan County,
I They .settled first on a ranch in ; the Divide community, about 151 i miles south of Sweetwater. In. 1908 ■ they moved to the present home. I i Mr. Lambert had always engag-j ed in ranching and farming, but ¡ took time out to serve as Nolan | County sheriff for 10 years. bc-| ginning in 1928 and again in the ^ early 1940’s. |
On Sunday, April 13, 1951, the, Lamberts celebrated their Golden | Wedding anniversary.
Survivors include his wife; thrte sons, C. E. and Ted of Sweetwater and J. D., Jr.. of Mayersvilhi. Miss.; two daughters. Mrs. Lloyd Brame of Loraine and Mrs. E. E. Jennings of Stockton, Calif.; nice grandchildren and one great grandchild; one brother, G. C. Lambert of Sweetwater; two sisters. Mrs. and Mrs. .Mattie Harris of Austin.
Pallbearers will be L. E. Mus-grove, D. D. Dixon, Percy English. George Outlaw, Carl Anderson and Robert Carson.
Ike Has Power To Order Raid, Dulles Repeats
WASHINGTON. March 19 —
Secretary of State Dulles said today President Eisenhower has “discretionary power” to order instant retaliation against surprise enemy attacks on North Atlantic or Latin-American allies.
Dulles said the president could act without consulting Congress in advance if he “deemed the attack was a forerunner of an attack on the United States.”
The secretary outlined this view* in a three-hour question-and-an-swer session before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which reviewed the Eisenhower administration’s “new’ look” defense policy.
Under sharp questioning by Senate Democrats, especially Mansfield of Montana, Dulles said the new look, with its great emphasis on atomic weapons, i.s “an evolution” rather than an “abrupt revolutionary change.”
In speaking of the President’s powers, Dulles appeared to back away somewhat from sweeping remarks he made Tuesday at a new's conference.
At that time Dulles contended that the 14-nation North Atlantic pact and the 21-country inter-American defense treaty gave the President "a right” to counterattack without advance congressional approval when a member country was hit by surprise.
Dulles told senators today these treaties gave the President no special rights but that under the Constitution “The President has the right to do what he believes is in the interests of the United States.”
“The extent has to be a matter of his own judgment,” he said. “One of the facts which he may use to make his decision i.s that there arc such treaties.”
It was at this point that Dulles emphasized the key factor would be whether a surprise air attack on London or Paris, for example, actually was a preliminary to an enemy attack on the United States itself.
WASHINGTON. March 19 (/f*j—Despite an administration
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An Immediate figii't loomed over ^ finance Committee voted today to slash excise taxes by about
the appointment of a successor 962 million dollars.
with Parr forces and anti-Parr 1 Thi.s cut would be 50 million dollars greater than the 912 n^nr«; compiomL^“' ' «”Hion reduction already voted by the House.
The 11 attorneys who starteii the Mo.sl of the extra cut would be achieved by wiping out all
unlil Gov. Shivers makes an ap- action that resulted in laaughlin’s admission taxes On movle tickets costing less than 60 CeiltS
on these and other entertainment
to determine a succes.sor to ousiea , admis.sions from 20 to 10 per cent, but had refused to make the
redo, who might have power of lower-priced tickets completely tax-exempt, as the Senate life and death over senate con- ofouD did.
firmation of the appointment i mu ’ •** *• j « .....
through “.senatorial courtesy.” said i * committee action dampened somewhat administration he would oppose all 11. ’ ¡chcers Over yesterday’s House victory in holding the line
Kazen had .said he wanted a I against Democratic-sponsored income tax cuts. The admin« judge who had been alibied with | |jj(ration had asked the senators to restore nearly all of the
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Judge Woodrow Laughlin of Alice.
The action was the first of its kind in Texas and apparently was the answer to Shivers’ search for a judge who had not bçen aligned with any side of South Texas’ bitter politics.
Shivers had no comment on Hickman’s action.
Broadf«ot’.s home of Bonham is in extreme Northeast Texas, far removed from the South Texas political realm of George Parr and his enemies.
Hickman said the appointment was made under the state’s Judicial Retirement Act which subjects retired judges to assignment by the Supreme Court chief justice.
Hickman said he talked with Judge W. R. Blalock of Hildalgo County, presiding judge of the .Mh .Administrative Judicial District which Includes the 79th.
“It was agreed there should be a full time judge in the 79th Judic-cal District, where a vacancy now exists,” Hickman said.
With the approval of Blalock, Broadfoot was called from retirement to be judge of that district, the chief justice said.
“Judge Broadfoot has accepted the assignment and will assume the duties when arrangements are made between him and Judge Blalock,” Hickman added.
The Supreme Court removed
"ornv". had a”n\«nS.romh‘OTdiy the 912-million dollar excise lax cuts voted by thè House.
identified with one political faction.
SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS
This Sunday’s Reporter-News w'ill be of interest to many people in many places in the circulation area. Georgia Nelson will begin a scries of articles to explain plans for the U.S. Highway 80 freeway.
There will be a story about a Coleman woman who has helped shape the destiny of her town.
The Women’s Department will feature a page of new homes at Winters.
The Sports Department will bring complete coverage of the Southwestern Recreation track and field meet at Fort Worth where Abilene High School, McMurry and Hardin-Simmons University are competing. Also, there will be reports on the four-way meet at Austin with the University of Texas as host to Abilene Christian College, Howard Payne College and Southwest Texas State.
The “we need the money” plea was laid before the committee Wedne.sday by Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey, who is trying to cope with an expected deficit of $2,900.-000,000 for the fiscal year starting July 1. Today’s Finance Committee action, if finally approved, would add nearly a billion dollars to that red ink forecast.
Many lawmakers believed, however, the administration was not
Rose, McKee Low Bidders On Air Base Warehouse
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Bids were tabulated Friday at 3rt Worth by the Corps of Engl->ers on a warehouse and electri-il distribution system for Abilene T Force Base.
Rose Construction Co.. of Abl-ne. and Robert E. McKee Con-ructlon Co., of El Paso, were ap-irent low bidders on the ware-luse project, Col. H. R. Hallock, lief of the Fort Worth Dlstrlcl )rps of Engineers, announced. Guthrie Electric Co. of Shreve-irt. La., was apparent low bid-•r on the electrical distribution ’Stem.
Warehouse construction bidding as with seven alternates, the en-neers said. .McKee was apparent w bidder on alternate* A through , and Rose was apparently low J alternates E and F.
McKee’s bids were alternate A. 110,000; B, 1392,300; C. $422,400; D.
5404,200, Rose’s bids were alternate E. $413.923; and F. $400,056.
The alternates provide for variable exterior construction and optional fire sprinkler system.
Apparent low bid submitted by Guthrie Electrical Co. on the electrical distribution system was $77,-495.
A total of 29 bids were received on the warehouse construction and 34 on the electrical work, Col. Hallock said.
Ck)vernment esUmate on the warehouse construction ranged
A&M Elects Editors
COLLEGE STATION. March 19 liP—Texas AAM students have elected new co-editors of their campus newspaper, the Battalion, to succeed the staff which quit rtcentljr 00 giouads o£ ctasorthlp.
from $411,053 on alternate B to $449.082 for alternate E. Hallock said.
Ba.se bid on the warehouse was for exclusive concrete block or tile construction. The proposed warehouse will be 200 by .500 feet.
The electrical distribution sys-tern is to serve buildings now under construction at the base on which future construction is planned, Hallock said.
“The bids are now being e.vam-Ined by my staff, after which formal contract awards will be made. .\fte*' the contract has been issued, a formal work order will follow,’^ Hallock said.
Following issuance of work order the contractors will have 240 calendar days in which to complete the warehouse construction and 150 calendar days to finish the elcctrlcti work, be said.
DtPARTMENT OE CO.MMERCE WEATHKR Bl'HEAU ABILENE AND VICINITY — Mo«Uy Cloudy and continued mUd Saturday and Sunday. Decreaamg duat Saturday. High temperature both days near 63 degraea Low Saturday night 43 to 50
north central TE.KA8 Partly
Cloudy, cooler in aouth Saturday and a Uttle warmer In allemoon Sunday.
WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy, cool Saturday and a little warmer Sunday afternoon,
EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS Partly cloudy, cooler Saturday and a little warmer in the Interior in afternoon Sunday
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last vear: *3 and 47.
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day 6 45 a.m. Sunset tonight 6 50 p.m. Barometer reading at 6 .30 p nr. 38 06, RalaUra bumiditjr si 4:30 pm. Xl7a>
Winters Baby Saved From Blazing Home
WINTERS. March 19 (RNS) —,to the burning house and hearing Little Joe Flores, 6 months old, the baby's cries ru.slied into the was alive Friday afternoon due to smoke and flames to rescue him the quick thinking of Esther John-1 from his bed. son, a Negro woman who rescued! In the meantime, Abel, Jr.. no-him from his burning home. i ticed the fire and told his mother. The home of Mr. and Mr.*. Abel who ran screaming to the house Flores, a young I-atin-American' The back door was locked so she fnmdv In the southeast edce of had to go around the house before wSters, »a, CO«“ ^ fe could *ct insiOe She me. Mrs.
A matter of minutes after it J<ihnson coming out. iaueht fire it zTm " After handing the baby to its
i *1« Ktacir i mother, Mrs. Johnson re-entered Mrs. Hores was in the back house to try to save any yard at the time playing with her,
other three small children, Abel.j^^^ ^
4; Hoy, 3; and Juan, 2. The haby trunk out of the flames,
was asleep in the house. ; j * janitor at Winters High
Mrs. Johnson was leaving her,g^.^^j home a block away when she saw; p^jjpp qj,i Whitley was
the smoke from the fire. She drove
Aspemionl Water Well Tesis
ASPER.MONT. March 19 (RNS) —Aspermont voters Friday approved by a 105-to-4 margin a contract between the City of A.*per-mont and the Stonewall County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.
The contract calls for the city to pay $1,400 monthly for water the district will furnish. The contract had already been signed by the city but had to be approved by voters.
N. E. Springer, president of the water district board of supervl-sors, stated that approval oi the contract in Friday’s election was the last barrier before work can be started on drilling and testing two wells in the vicinity of Rule from which an eight - inch pipeline will be laid to Aspermont.
Western Drilling Company of Garden City, Kan., was given the contract to drill and test the two wells on a bid of $8,315. Springer said upon approval of the contract by voters, an order would be sent to the drilling company to start work immediately.
Under the contract. Western Drilling Company has 90 days to complete the work. Freese & Nichols of Fort Worth are engineers on the water project.
Some months ago voters approved a $390,000 bond issue of the district for drilling and testing of the wells and bringing the water to .\spermont. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation agreed to buy 80 per cent of these bi>nds. The otber 20 per cent have been pledged locally.
The water district Includes the •re* wiUOn tb* City of Aapermont.
Breckenritfge Voles for (ily Manager Rule
HKECKENRIDGE. March 19 — (KMS) — A city manager form of government was approved 2-1 Friday by Breckenridge voters.
The balloting was 902 for, a* compared to 427 against the change in type of government. Voter turnout was the heaviest in years, election officials said.
As approved Friday, Breckenridge will have a government consisting of four commissioners, a mayor, all elected; an an apoint-el city manager with full control, accountable to the five electees. City Election Postponed The city commission announced, following the Friday voting, that the city election scheduled here for April 6 has been postponed. The commis.sion will meet
. ^ , ... March 23 and set the date lor a
Firemen answered the alarm but •
the tiny wooden structure was com- charter approved Fri-
pletely enveloped In flames when differs only slightly, except for
they arrived. They were unable j 3,,j^jnj^^rttlon from the old char-
to save anything except the shell | provides for extension of
of the house. I boundaries without an elec-
Accordlng to Fire Chief Bailey; „p * yotp under some
McCaughan the fire caught in the ojrcumstances.
ceiling and was attributed to de
patroling the neighborhood when he saw the smoke from the house and called the fire department. Twenty - five Winters Volunteer
Thinning Dust To Greet Spring On Arrivai Today
Decreasing dust was promised by the U. S. Weather Bureau for Saturday — the first day of spring.
Skies will be mostly cloudy Saturday and Sunday, but the weather will continue mild.
Spring arrives here officially at 9:53 p.m. Saturday.
A weak front moved through Abilene with dusty winds of five to eight miles an hour about 5:30 a.m. Friday. Visibility was cut to one-half mile at 9 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m.
Friday night wind.> were blowing five miles an hour out of the north
It provides for parks and playground.*, and zoning laws which complies, with the general laws of Texas.
The four commissioner* to be elected will run and be placed in the first election, but wiU run thereafter for the places under the new charter. It also provides that the candidate does not h*ve to reside in the place for which he is • candidate.
putting up an all-out fight against excise cuts. Republican leader* were concentrating their efforts on blocking Democratic drives for an income tax cut that would drain off $2,400.(X)0,000 or more from annua! collections.
No All - Out Fight
The excise tax bill, being handled as a separate measure, is expected to be taken up on the Senate floor next week, and Chairman Mllllkln (R-Colo) of the Finance Committee, predicted it would be approved.
A.side from the reductions in many excise or sales taxes, the bill would extend for one more year, starting April 1. a scries of post-Korea excise rates yielding the Treasury about $1,077,(XX).000 in extra revenue during the next 12 months. President Elsenhower counted on this money in making up his budget.
Real Battle Due While elated at yesterday’.* House win on the income tax issue. administration leaders crossed their figures for the bruising Senate battle to come.
Democrats seized on the 210-'204 House vote as a rallying cry for this year’s congressional campaign, when a whole new' House and a third of the Senate will be up for election.
Economic trends and political reaction from home during the next two or three months may have much to do with the final outcome. It is expected to be that long before the Senate gets around to a vote on the income tax question.
Ike ‘Highly Gratified’ Eisenhower was described as “highly gratified" by the House action and as hoping that the Senate will follow suit. His press secretary, James C. Hagerty, said the President believes the mammoth tax revision bill, as outlined In his naionwlde television appearance Monday night. ”is urgently needed to advance the welfare of all ef the people of this country.”
Sharply differing political lessons were drawn from the 21(>-204 House vote by rival campaign leaders.
Rep. Kirway of Ohio, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, saw* a gain of 60 House seats for his party this November as a result.
The House lineup now is 219 Republicans, 215 Democrats and 1 independent.
Negro Gets 75 Years
The Negro’s attorneys rerom-
SWEET WATER, March (RNh^ Ivory Gibson Jr.. 19-iiortheast and visibility was up to year-old I.ubbock Negro w as given Jhe jury verdict since the state five miles. Light wind.s Saturday a 75-year penitentiary sentence ¡had pressed for the death p«fn<.lty.
mended to him that he not appeal
will be out of the south ind visi- here Frlda> for the Aug. 31. 1953 blllty w ill improve. | murder of Lubbock Detective
High temperature Saturday and Ralph White.
Sunday wUl be near 66 degrees. The low Saturday night will be 45 to 50.
Military Plane Crashes, Burns
ANNAPOLIS. Md., March 20 —Police reported tonight a niili-tary plane with at least 15 persons courthouse, aboarcl bad crashed and was burn- Gibson is ing near Shadyside, Md., about 16 j^ea aouth oi her*.
The all-white, 32tl District Court jury deliberated seven and one-half hours before reaching its decision. The verdict was returned at 3:65 p. m. by Foreman Bob Hortiin of Sweetwater.
The state had sought the death penalty.
Gibson showed no emotion when he heard the jury’s verdict, but his mother and wife both broke dowu in sobs and wails. His mother had to be helped from the
the father of a !&• month-old son who was in the courtroom during all the trial.
Testimony in the trial had o|)en-ed Wednesday morning with the state resting its case at noon Thursday. The defense had brought a number of character witnesses to the stand and then rested its ease about 2 p. m.
Judge A, S. Mauzey had recessed court until 7:30 p. m. Thursday when arguments were begun.
Main contention of the defense was the “circumstantial evidence" presented by the state did not justify the death penalty it was as!;-Ing.
Travis Shelton. Lubbock, district attorney, closed the arguments with another plea for death for “the Uttle colored boy with the big gun.”