Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 135
Associated Press f AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1954—TWELVE PAGES
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
Tesis Prove Nixon's Food
SEATTLE, Oct. 31 (^Preliminary tests of food served Vice President Nixon last night revealed no evidence of poison, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported today.
The paper quoted A1 Schillings, manager of the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, where the incident took place, as saying he had been so informed by Bert C. Cline, agent in charge of the Seattle Secret Service Office.
Cline could not be reached (or comment.
Schillings said Cline told him the testing of the food was still not completed, however.
Vice President Nixon and his party left by plane in midforenoon for Denver.
The tests were ordered of a Swiss cheese sandwich and other food brought to Nixon in his room a short while before he made a television speech to a Seattle audience.
First word of the warning, telephoned to the secret service, was given the press by Nixon’s secretary, William A. Kloepfer Jr., after the vice president had concluded his address. Nixon had not eaten any of the food when the call came.
Kloepfer said the vice president had dismissed the idea a.s the act of a crank but the Secret Service had insisted on substituting other food prepared under its supervision.
Seattle police then were asked to make a laboratory analysis of the food but had no analyist on duty and a private laboratory was given the job.
The laboratory announced tests would take 10 to 14 hours.
Kloepfer said the caller said “something to the effect that the food just delivered to the vice president’s room had been poisoned.”
42 Missing on Navy Plane Off U.
AFTER 10-DAY VISIT
Nehru Says Chinese Face Full-Time Job
SAIGON, Indochina, Oct. 31 (jf>— Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India, returning from a 10-day visit to Red China, said today the Peiping regime will have its hands full for 15 or 20 years with economic development and wants peace, Nehru summed up his impressions on China for newsmen just before flying to the little kingdom of Cambodia on his way home. He reached Saigon yesterday,
(A French Press Agency dispatch said he arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodian capital, and was greeted at the airport by a representative of King Norodom Sihanouk, Premier Pen Nouth, and members of the diplomatic corps.)
“My visit to China has led me to believe the people of China are anxious to have peace and avoid war,” Nehru said here, adding that he was impressed with the hopes for peace expressed by Red China’s No. 1 boss Mao Tze-tung and Premier Chou En-lai. He said he had the impression China does not wish to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.
Nehru said Mao had told him the Chinese leader expects it to take; three or four five-year plans before China is on her feet economically and wants to avoid anything which would block this goal.
The Indian Prime Minister said
Mao thought the Geneva agreements ending the Indochina War “had eased the world situation greatly.”
“Of course,” Nehru added, “it continues to be difficult and full of problems.”
He listed the three most critical problems menacing the peace as the Korean question. Formosa, and the general situation in Indochina.
Nehru did not discuss Formosa with Mao but was convinced the Chinese government and people feel strongly about the island, now held by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist Chinese forces.
“I hope it will be solved peacefully,” Nehru said.
The Indian leader said he did not go to China and Indochina to ask for any assurances or interna-
See NEHRU, Page 11-A, Col. 4
Soon it will be Armistice Day again.
With the passing of 36 years and two more wars, it has almost become the forgotten holiday. But The Reporter-News thinks it’s one still to be honored and remember^.
Do any of you have pictures made in Abilene or West Texas of celebrations on that joyous Armistice Day in 1918? If so. we’d like to borrow them to print in connection with Armistice, 1954.
Would you mail them, or bring them, to the Managing Editor, Abilene Reporter-News? Enclose all the pertinent information necessary to describing the picture, and any reminiscenses connected with the day.
We will take care of the pictures and return them in the same shape received.
EPILEPTIC JUMPS THREE STORIES . . . fall critically injures patient
Epileptic Patient Plunges 3 Stories
An epileptic jumped Sunday from a three - story building seconds before Abilene firemen came to save him. He was critically injured.
Joyce Yarbrough, 33, threatened for about 45 minutes to take the 40 - loot plunge.
He has been a patient at Abilene State Hospital since the age of 8. Doctors said he hasn’t had an epileptic seizure recently. They doubted he’d had one before jumping, but said they had no way of knowing.
C. L. Lewallen, hospital supervisor, climbed to the roof of Ward 30 and observed Yarbrough on a three • story porch roof about 15 feet below him.
(The portion of the roof on which Lewallen stood is not visible in the picture.)
“I had only been up there four or five minutes when he jumped,” Lewallen said.
Yarbrough landed on a lawn a few feet from a paved street. Doctors said he suffered a compound fracture of the left arm between the elbow and shoulder, fracture of the left hip, compound fracture of the left ankle and cuts and bruises. His condition was critical Sunday night.
The patient apparently climbed a fire escape to the third floor, Lewallen said. His presence there was discovered around 3 p m. He refused to come down and told R. W. Reynolds, ward attendant, he intended to jump. Lewallen said.
The Abilene Fire Department sent a truck to the hospital after being called at 3;46 p.m. The fire truck driver, S. 0. Box, had his vehicle on the stale hospital grounds and was “a couple of blocks from the building” when headquarters radioed him to turn around and come back.
The radio call was made at 8:54 p.m., following a telephone call to the station from the hospital that the patient had jump^.
Reds Claim First North Pole Jump
LONDON, Oct. 31 — Russia
claimed another first tonight ■— the first parachute jump in history in the North Pol« area.
Lewallen said several patients have at various times been on top of buildings. He was unable to recall a previous plunge.
Hospital records listed Yar-brougii’s next of kin as C. V. Yarbrough, a brother in Waco.
While on the roof. Lew^allen said he was not sure how he intended to save Yarbrough. He considered throwing a rope to the patient in hopes of pulling him to safety, but said he was skeptical of the idea becaiLse the patient might have pulled him from the roof.
Spooks Pretty Busy On Halloween Night
Saturday was Halloween night in Abilene and police removed 10 chicken coops and several barrels blocking South Eighth St. east of Walnut St.
Police also did several other thing, but “spooks” did more than the officers, the police blotter indicated.
Numerous windows had soapy evidence of visits by the “spooks” Sunday morning.
On Halloween night. the “spooks,” “ghosts” and “goblins” threw rocks at bouses and passing autos. They broke globes in street lights at North Sixth St. and Tread-away Blvd. and in the 800 block of North Treadaway Blvd.
One small “goblin” told police that bigger “goblins” had taken his bag of candy, which was his trophy of trick or treat visits.
Some “spooks” went about the city armed with BB guns. They shot and broke picture windows in two homes in the 4000 block of Potomac Ave. while riding in autos.
Mickey Owens of Albany said the windshield of his auto was struck by an air rifle pellet while he was driving through the un
derpass of Treadaway Blvd.
Mrs. Ruth Dell. 1547 Oak St., said her son’s nose was struck by a BB pellet.
Other “spooks” chose weapons of a different sort. Mrs. Leon Davis, 501 Meander St., reported eggs being thrown from an old model auto.
The employe of an Abilene firm said varnish was painted on a company auto parked in Fair Park.
On Sunday morning, police had a mail box with Manual Ortiz’ name on it. The box was found in the doorway of a south-side cafe.
Two youthful “spooks” chose the wTong moment to kick in the glass side of a telephone booth at Ambler Ave. and Pine St. The “spooks,” from Merkel, were observed in the act and apprehended by two Abilene policemen.
Police moved a 55 - gallon drum from North Seventh and Plum Sts. One block further north on Plum St. the found a stop sign bent to the ground.
They heard a report from R. F. Ray, grocer, that a big rock and pop bottle had been heaved through Ray’s plate glass window.
Roscoe Woman, 61,
Raped; Negro Held
Señale Anlimonopoly Group Asks $1 Million Funds in
Sea Area Combed
By Rescue Teams
NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (AP) — A four-motored Navy transport plane with 42 persons aboard was presumed lost tonight, 24 hours after taking off from Patuxent, Md,, on a transatlantic flight.
A 2,000-square mile area into which the plane disappeared was searched today and tonight by a giant sea-air team of Navy and Coast Guard units.
Two aircraft carriers, nine de- j ~~
Big Typhoon Sialod to Hil Balan Islands
SWEETWATER. Oct. 31 - A 61-year-old white woman, wife of a prominent Nolan County farmer, was raped at her home near Ros-coe Saturday morning and a 45-year-old Negro man is being held, pending the filing of a charge against him.
Nolan County Sheriff Ted Lambert said Sunday night that a complaint was made out and that he had signed it but he had been unable to find Justice of the Peace Leonard Teston to file It. The sheriff said the complaint would be filed Sunday night if Teston; were available or “the first thing ‘ Monday morning” j
Lambert said the man. a farm worker, was arrested in Ro.scoe at 7 p.m. Saturday and brought to Sweetwater for questioning. After the man signed a statement that he criminally assaulted the woman he was removed to another jail early Sunday morning as a precautionary measure.
Investigating officers said the woman told them she was alone at her farm home about 10 a.m. Saturday when the Negro man Udine to the back door and asked to borrow some matches.
According to the woman, as she turned away from the door to get the matches the man entered the door. She said he threatened to
kill her by stabbing her and forced her into a bedroom.
She related that after the man assaulted her he threatened again to kill her if she reported the incident to officers.
Her husband was away on busi-
Alpine Storm Hinders Recovery Of Crash Victims
ENTRAQUE, Italy. Oct. 31 An Alpine storm balked efforts today to recover the bodies of 21 U.S. airmen killed last Sunday in the crash of an Air Force transport plane near this mountain village on the Italian-French border.
The C47 plane disappeared on a flight from Rome to its base in Mansion, England. An Air Force search plane spotted the wreckage Friday.
American and Italian rescue teams reached the wreckage yesterday. They had planned to carry the bodies of the dead airmen to Entraque today from where they could b« transported by ambulance to Nice.
ness and did not return home until late Saturday afternoon. She did not tell anyone what had happened until her husband returned home.
Her husband brought her to Sweetwater to be examined by a doctor and then reported the matter to Sheriff Lambert.
The sheriff said he and Deputy Marvin Teague found the Negro man on a Roscoe street. He did not resist arrest.
Lambert and Texas Ranger Jim Paulk of Abilene, who assisted in the investigation, said the Negro man had been living near Roscoe about two years until two weeks ago when he and his family moved temporarily to Childress to work in the cotton fields. The man had returned to Roscoe without his family, which consists of a wife and two small children.
A 32nd District Court grand jury is to be empanelled here Wednesday and Lambert said the case probably would be submitted to the grand jury Thursday.
Officers who conducted the investigation were Lambert. Paulk, District Attorney Eldon Mahon of Colorado City, Deputies Sheriff Teague. Jim Bratcher and G. E. Davis, and Highway Patrolman F. Nowlin of Colorado City.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 WWTwo members of the Senate Antimonopoly subcommittee said today they will ask Congress for a million dollar appropriation next year to carry on the group’s work.
Chairman Langer (R-ND) and Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) said in a joint statement that “we need the funds with which to assemble a staff of experts and undertake a relentless job of inquiry, évalua tion and recommendation.”
The two have been conducting public hearings into the proposed Dixon - Yates private power contract. which both oppose. But they said that is only one phase of the intensive overall study of “the giant problem” of monopolistic practices and effects which they propose to study.
Lander has protested several times that the last Congress failed to appropriate any funds for work of the subcommittee. The work has been carried on with other funds and facilities available to Langer, who is chairman also of the Senate Judiciary Committee of which the subcommittee is a part.
The proposed Dixon-Yates power contract, which would be signed by the Atomic Energy Commission with two utility companies headed by Edgar H. Dixon and E. A. Yates, would provide privately produced power for transmission over Tennessee Valley Authority lines to serve the Memphis. Tenn., area.
It would replace power w’hich the TVA now furnishes to the AEC for atomic installations in that general area.
During the subcommittee’s hearings. witnesses have criticized the contr<rf which they said Dixon’s firm, Middle South Utilities, Inc., exercises over subsidiaries in Mississippi and Arkansas.
Langer and Kefauver said in their joint statement that the evidence they have gathered “shows grave doubt as to the effectiveness of the Holding Company Act” which limited centralized control of power companies.
“It shows that absentee ownership again threatens the growth and development of entire regions ot the nation.” they said. “Our investigation will explore the effectiveness of regulation and of yardstick competition. It will examine
the present power policies of the administration.”
Opponents of the Dixon-Yates contract have called it the entering wedge in an attack on the TV A, and have said it would destroy the effectiveness of ’TVA rates and practices as a yard-stick against which to measure private power standards.
The senators said a study is needed of the effects of monopoly on retail prices of both manufactured goods and farm products, which they said “have not reflected the drastic decline in farm prices.” They prc^ose also to study the effect of business mergers and “the increasing regimentation of main street business men by monopolists through agency and other contracts” such as those, they said, involving automobile, tire and gasoline dealers, motion picture theaters, food stores and others.
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Jones County Rancher Dies While Praying
H. C. (Creath) Harvey, 69, Jones County resident since 1885. died at 11 a.m. Sunday while closing a prayer at the Nugent Church of Christ where he was an elder. He was a West Texas rancher and oilman.
He was born Feb. 22, 1885, in Austin County near Brenham He came with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Harvey, to Jones County.
The family settled in the Dead-man community where he was an | active civic leader. He was baptized by S. A. Ribble. a pioneer preacher, at the age of 13.
He married the former Rena Campbell on July 2, 1905.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Northside Church of Christ. Officiating will be Dr. Paul C. Witt of Abilene Christian College. Burial will be in Round , Mound Cemetery under the direction of Laughter - North Funeral Home. I
Mr. Harvey and his wife lived on a ranch in the Nugent community.
Survivors ere his wife; three sons, J. D. of Lueders, George of Houston and Merrick of Lueders: three daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Lusby of Lubbock. Mrs R. T. Moorhead of 889 Merchant St., and Mrs. Ann Doty of Nugent: three brothers. B. C. Harvey of Lake Fort Phantom Hill, M B. Harvey of Nugent and Lon H. Harvey, 1301 Sayles Blvd.; one sister, Mrs. Earl Hays of Clyde; 10 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.
Pallbearers will be nephews. They are H. P.. Harvey, Maxey Harvey, Cleddie Harvey, Scott Hays, Pete Wright and Jack Campbell.
stroyers, four transports, two Coast Guard cutters and hundreds of aircraft hunted for the missing craft, a Lockheed Superconstellation.
The search was concentrated In a 12P-mile ribbon extending from the Eastern seaboard to the Azores.
A flare in the search area, some 205 miles off Virginia, sent a brief, if faint, shaft of hope into the search tonight.
But the Navy said a check showed the flare came from a submarine engaged in maneuvers.
Training flares by fleet units then were banned for the duration of the search.
The plane was last heard from at 11 p.m. Saturday, two hours after it bad taken off for Port Lyautey, Africa, and the Azores. At that time it was about 300 miles off Cape May, N. J.
The Navy said the plane carried 21 crew members and 21 passengers ii^cluding eight civilians and two Air Force men.
The passengers included men on assignment to new stations and their dependents, as well as some dependents on their way to join personnel on duty abroad.
The entire family of Lt. Gilbert Jacobsen, a Brooklyn resident, was reported missing. This included Jacobsen, his wife, son and a daughter.
Also among the missing were the wife, two sons and daughter of Lt. Cmdr. J. W. Harr, stationed at Port Lyautey.
Planes and ship.s from the United Slates, Newfoundland, Bermuda, Africa and the Azores were thrown into the search.
The vast operation was directed from New York by Vice Adm. Laurence T. Dubose, who as commander of the Eastern Sea Frontier has over-all direction of the Navy’s entire Eastern seaboard.
“We are using all means and forces available to try and locate the plane,” Dubose said.
Several detachments of,* the Navy’s Atlantic Forces were on maneuvers in areas near the plane’s projected track.
These ships, including the carrier Leyte, were thrown into the search.
It was certain that the plane, a Lockheed Superconstellation, was down—her fuel supply was sufficient only to last until 10 a.m. today.
MANILA, Monday, Nov. 1 (fv— Typhoon “Pamela” turned slowly toward the noilhern Philippines and southern Formosa today with winds up to 115 miles an hour, the Manila Weather Bureau reported.
The late-seasoa tropical storm, which has been building up its intensity in the Pacific between the Philippines and Guam, was located 430 miles east of Luzon, the main Philippine island. Moving on a 240-mile-wide front, it is advancing northwest at five miles an hour.
The Manila Weather Bureau last night predicted the storm would strike the Batan Islands between the Philippines and Formosa on Thursday.
The bureau warned that the storm had not yet reached its peak strength and posed a threat to the big U. S. base of Okinawa and southern Japan.
Winter Gels Fool in Door
Abilene had 39 degrees Sunday morning — coldest temperature of this season to date — and Uic weatherman predicted a colder mark «vould be set Monday night.
The U. S. Weather Bureau at Municipal Airport pcedicted a weak cool front “should” arrive in the Abilene area late Monday. Expected low is 38. It would be the fifth front since Wednesday.
The front Sunday night had moved southward from the Central United States as far as Denver, Colo., and was traveling abt^t 30 miles an hour.
Winds out of the southeast at 20 miles an hour were expected to shift to the northwest when the front arrived. The front was not expected to bring any moisture with it.
TOKYO, Monday. Nov. I UP* -Peiping Radio said today Gen Tung Hua, commander of Chinese Red army forces in North Ktxrea, had been replaced.
PRESIDENT CALI S VOTERS — President Eisenhower poses in his White House office Saturday after completing one of his 10 telephone calls to representative citizens, urging each of them to vote and to ask 10 neighbors to do likewise. The call the Chief Executive had just finished was to Mrs. T. Rosser Roemer, a St. Louis, Mo., widow.