Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 21, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 155
Associated Press (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 1954—SIXTY-FOUR PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c. SUNDAY lOc
OH, MY ACHING BACK — Everybody looks fresh and happy in this family portrait except Mama who has her paw fuil with her month-old litter of 11 St. Bernards. Mama IS Duchess of Dolomount IV, owned by Mr. and Mrs. W. Tretsch of Mountain Lakes. (AP VVirephoto) __
Dulles, Mendes Refect Red Call to Delay German Arms
WASHINGTON Nov. 20 (4^ — French Premier Mendes-France and Secretary of State Dulles turned down swiftly today a move by Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov to delay ratification of German rearmament by the Western Powers. Instead they called for “early ratification” by all the Allies before any new conference with Russia.
They declared themselves against "improvised debates intended mainly for propaganda," an obvious slap at Moscow, but expressed willingness to join in •‘adequately prepared negotiations” in good faith.
The Molotov move came in Moscow where the Foreign Office made public an interview by him suggesting that Russia would be willing to delay the European security conference it has proposed
two of them armored, in Northern Viet Nam creates a serious new threat in Indochina. They agreed on ‘‘coordinated procedures and periodic reviews" in dealing with the situation, but there was ho evidence that they reached any major policy decisions.
The critically important matter of continuing American financial sup-ptort for French forces in South Viet Nam. at the rate of several hundred million dollars a year, was left to other negotiations.
2. Dulles agreed to consider u.se of United States influence to try and prevent any outside agitation to make trouble for the French among the Arabs in North Africa. Mendes-France has contended Cairo and Communist Hungary have been sources of agitation in North Africa. The communique said that he charged "that external influences” have compromised the security of this region. Dulles promised serious consideration of the problem.
Navy Plane Explodes Over A&M Campus
Airman, Wife, Baby Adopted by Kansans
ARKANSAS CITY. Kan., Nov. 20 (iP—A New Mexico airman, his wife and their 3-month - old baby have been “adopted” by Arkansas Citians for the weekend.
Staff Sgt. Leroy Ray of Port-ales N.M., and his family were stranded after their house trailer was wrecked near here yesterday.
Ray returned only three weeks ago from Okinawa and was going to his new station at Lincoln. Neb., after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ray in Portales.
The trailer came loose from the car and overturned in Mrs. Verna Sharer’s front yard four miles north
of here. The trailer, valued at $3, 000 was demolished.
Mrs. Sharer provided a place for the Rays to store their belongings and gave them dinner. Mrs. Ensley Morris heard of their plight and said she wanted them to spend the weekend in her home.
“I have a son in the Air Force, and he and his wife pull a trailer, and this might have happened to them ” Mrs. Morris said.
The Rays expect to be on their way by Monday after insurance matters are adjusted.
They agreed that the accident “happened in the right place.”
LONDON, (JP—The Soviet Union fw Nov7¿¥thí WesTem'pT^^^^^ si»*«"« indications re-
Russians May Build Own Security Blac
would delay ratification of the new Western European Union treaties.
Dulles and Mendes-France prolonged their talks here long enough to have a quick look at news reports of the proposal. They agreed on its informal rejection, which was the effect of their communique. If necessary, officials said, it will be formally rejected.
The 4(Kyword communique was Issued at the State Department at 3:30 p.m., an hour after Mendes-France, grounded by Washington’s foggy skies, had left Dulles’ office to take a train for New York. He will return to Paris next week.
From the communique and from information provided by officials these other points stood out in the talks:
1. Dulles and Mendes-France agreed that the organization of three new Communist divisions.
cently she is planning to .set up an East European security system in answer to the W’est’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
It is believed that Marshals Georgi Zhukov, Vasily Sokolovsky and Konstantin Rokossovsky—all Soviet World War II heroes—are now working out details of the new alliance. They also are expected to play leading roles in the military organization.
Only Trade Pacts The Soviet Union and its satellites have signed mutual assistance treaties and trade accords. But as far as is known, Red East Europe has no formal interlocking military alliance placing war resources under a single command.
British officials say Moscow’s current propaganda line is practically spelling out the Kr^lin’s plans, which they believe will ma-
Kin Says Blouse Is Missing Girl's
LEBANON. Mo.. Nov. 20 iffL-Positive identification ot a girl’s stained cotton blouse focused search for mis.sing II - year • old Jeannette Earnest in this area this afternoon.
‘‘Oh. I bought it for her myself. I know it’s hers. I’m positive,” wept Mrs. Etta Mae Priest as she
Officer.s were undecided immediately whether to start a general search of the immediate area or return to Mount Vernon to confront Priest with the blouse.
Priest and the girl were reported to have driven to a tourist court in Irving. Tex.. Tuesday. A Baxler Springs, Kan., tourist court opera
terialize at a conference Nov. 29.
In a note to European nations and the United States last week, the Soviets suggested an international conference on that date to discuss European security.
Most Western Pow'ers already have indicated they will turn down the bid. The United States. Britain and France say they will not enter into direct talks with the Soviets until the Paris agreements on the freeing and rearming of West Germany have been ratified by the parliaments of the signatory nations.
viewed the pink, gray and white ' tor reported Priest checked in there
garment at police headquarters here.
The girl has b(*en mi.ssing since Tuesday and i.s feared dead.
Mrs. Priest made the identification after driving here with Texas officers from Mount Vernon. Mo., where her husband, Thurman Priest, 48-year-old Grand Prairie, Tex., auditor, is held on kidnaping charges. Priest, an uncle of the missing girl, is charged with picking up the girl near a washateria In Fort Worth Tuesday and driving away.
Priest insists he can t remember what happened to the girl.
Truth serum was administered to Priest last night, but officers said questioning was almost useless because Priest liad drunk so much alcohol recently.
The blouse was timt noticed Wednesday hanging over a bridge railing by Trooper N.E. Tinnin of the Slate Highway Patrol. At the time, the search for the girl hadn t started and after examining the faded garment, Tinnin said he tossed it into a culvert.
Today, when search for the girl ^concentrated along U.S. 66, Tinnin returned to the culvert about 11 miles east of here and picked it up
The blouse, Tinnin said, looked like it had been washed. Whether the stains were blood had not bwn eitabliihcd by laboratory tests be-fwt it was turned over U> Texai tfflctra.
Wednesday about 4 a m.
Later that afternoon a man identified as Priest took a tourist cabin at Stanton. Mo., but stayed only long enough to shave and clean up.
Priest then appeared in Mount Vernon, Mo., about 7 p.m. Wednesday and called his wife in Texas an hour later. She notified officers and his arrest followed.
The girl was not seen with Priest at any of the stops after they left Irving, Tex.
Texas Oilmen Killed in Crash
SINTON, Tex., Nov. 20 Jfi-Ply-mouth Oil Co. spokesmen said tonight a vice president of the company and four other employes were aboard the crashed plane that killed five in Virginia today.
The oil company listed the men as W’.M. Griffith, vice president of Plymouth. Sinton: A.L. Laskamp. chief geologist, Sinton; Dan Graham. regional geologist, Midland; Art Soper, pilot, Sinton; and copilot Joe Kolodize of Sinton.
Witnesses said the plane smacked on the crest of Calf Mountain in dense fog and tore a wide path down the mountain, strewing wTeckage on either side.
The CAA tower by Lynchburg, j some 60 miles direct southwest of I the crash site, said the pilot of the | doomed plane cancelled his instrument flight plan at 5;26 p.m., indicating he had satisfactory visual conditions to continue the flight.
Abilene Man Dies In Auto Accident
Thomas W. Newhouse, 85, of 1466 Mesquite St., was killed Saturday about 7:30 p.m. when the car in which he was riding overturned six miles east of Albany on U. S. Highway 180.
The car failed to make a turn. It was enroute to Abilene.
The driver. Ira Oran Gabbert of Clyde, suffered facial cuts and bruise.s. He was taken to Shackelford Memorial Hospital in Albany for first-aid treatment and was later released.
Officers investigating the accident were Texas Highway Patrolmen E. J. Terrell and C. A. Swy-gert and Jack Mobley, Shackelford County sheriff.
Newhouse’s body was taken to the Castleberry Funeral Home in Albany and was later brought to Abilene by Elliott’s Funeral Home.
He was born March 1, 1869, in Mississippi. He had lived in Old Glory and Hawley before moving to Abilene in 1933.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Effie Sessum of Artesia, N, .M.. Mrs. Eula Ethridge, Mrs. Lila Self and Mrs. Pearlene
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Harry U. Drummond, Pioneer Slock Farmer, Dies al View
Harry U. Drummond, 76, pioneer , officiate. He will be ass»st<^ by stock farmer of the View coinmu- Rev. Dorman Kinard nity, died at the family residence and the Rev Thomas Young at View about 11 a m. Saturday. View.
Schooler all of Abilene, and Mrs. Ruby Vanadore of Buffalo Gap; five sons, Lando of Amarillo, Lloyd. Austin, and T. J„ all of Abilene, Floyd of Moran; two brothers, Jim of Mt. Pleasant and Robert of Snyder.
Funeral plans will be announced by Elliott’s Funeral Home. Burial will be in an Old Glory cemetery beside the grave of his wife, who died in 1935.
Barristers Honor Dead Court Judge
AUSTIN, Nov. 20 i^l-^udges and attorneys met in the Texas Supreme Court today for memorial services honoring the late Associated Justice Graham B. Smed-ley.
A medal from Freedom’s Foundation was presented to Mrs. Smed-ley by Chief Justice J.E. Hickman following tributes by Carlton B. Winn of Dallas, Oreland Graves of Austin and Chief Judge Joseph C. Hutchinson Jr. of the fifth U.S. Court of Appeals, Houston.
Field Keeping Red Prison Tale Secret
ZURICH, Switzerland. Nov. 20 cfi —■ Hermann Field, who survived five years in a Polish Communist prison, apparently intends to keep the details of his arrest and dentention a mystery for the present.
The first statement since his arrival from Poland yesterday was issued tonight by him and his wife from their secret hideout. It said:
‘‘We were happily reunited yesterday in Switzerland. This moment was so overwhelming for us both that we were unable to meet the press and we ask them to understand. Now it is essential for us both to have a complete rest and we shall therefore remain quietly in Switzerland for the present. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has helped us.”
Dr. Elsie Field of Urbana, 111., indicated the brief statement would not be supplemented. It was the same statement released earlier in London tonight by Field’s mother-in-law.
“Everything has been said now and everybody should leave them alone." Dr. Field said.
Earlier, i Swiss government spokesman said Field’s relatives were very much concerned about his health, "especially his mental state," and felt he should be sheltered from questioning about the prolonged cloak and dagger mystery in which four members of the Field family di.sappeared behind the Iron Curtain.
6 Burn to Death
HELSINKI. Finland, Nov. 20 W-Six inmates of a mental institution near here burned to death today in a fire started by an overheated oven.
Eisenhower Buys Christmas Seals
WASHINGTON (4^ — President Eisenhower bought $5 worth of Christmas Seals today to launch the annual drive for funds to fight tuberculosis.
Dr. Esmond R. Long, director of medical research of the National Tuberculosis Assn., made the sale at the White House. Long was once a TB patient himself, while a medical student at the University of Chicago.
The public drive for funds will be conducted by 3,000 tuberculosis associations throughout the country beginning Nov. 22.
2 in Craft Die; Cadets See Blast
COLLEGE STATION, Tex., Nov. 20 (/P) — A Navy training plane exploded over the Texas A&M College cam-^ pus tonignt, killing two occupants of the plane and spraying parts of the campus with wreckage.
Names of the victims were ~
Officials at Bryan Air Force Base said the propeller-driven T2» was from Kingsville Naval Air Station.
It had refueled at Bryan and taken off shortly before the crash.
The plane wreckage fell in a muddy field about V4 mile southwest of the campus after several persons heard an explosion.
Debris from the craft fell over portion.s of the campus jammed with students guarding a traditional bonfire that precedes the A&M-Texas football game.
A part of the plane identified as coming from either the tall assembly or a wing fell near the bonfire.
There were no reports of students injured,
A crowd estimated at 2.000 persons. most of them students of A&M, gathered around the crash scene.
The public information office at Bryan AFB said the plane landed there early today and took off again at 7:18 p m. The 'cra.sh was reported at 7:34 p.m.
E. V. Adams, a Bryan resident and member of the A&M faculty, said he heard a plane that sounded as if it was in trouble pass over his house a few minutes before the crash.
C. s. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BI REAII ABILENE AND VICINITY - Contlnu«d £*lr wlUi ne«r normal temperature* .Sunday and Monday. Hiah temperature both day* 70 to 75 degree*. Low both daya 40 to 45
NORTH CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS >-Gen«rany fair Sunday and Monday with BO Important temperature change*
EAST AND SOITH CENTRAL TEXAS ^.Ckuterally lair with no aignilirant tem-poraturo <Àanges Sunday and Monday.
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ended at 6 30 p.m : 73 and 39 High and low tamperaturea aam* data taat year: Si and 33. „ .
Sunaet laat night 5:3S P m. Sunriae today 7:14 a m. Sunaet tonight 5:86 p m. Barometer reading at 9:30 p m. 28 II. Relative humidity at S:30 p.m. 56 par cent.
Gl Farm Deals Will Get Full Invesligation
AUSTIN, Nov. 20 (fl-The Veterans Land Board today called for "Full and complde" investigatltm, including use of private investigators and the Senate Investigating Committee, to determine any misuse of the 100-million-dolIar veterans land program.
Land Commissioner Bascora Giles, chairman, announced expansion of the investigating activités following consultation with the other two board members. Gov. Allan Shivers and Atty. Gen, John Ben Shepperd.
Shivers and Shepperd Joined Giles in demanding as rapid action as possible to lay before grand juries or the Legislature any evidence Indicating the need f<ar criminal or legislative action.
They insisted the only reason the board plans to hire private investigators is to speed the investigation already being made by numerous state and local agencies.
This will mean the Attorney General’s Department, State Auditor’s Office, Department of Public Safety, Senate Investigating Commit^e, district and county attorneys and Sherifra offices and grand juries, as well as private investigators, will combine their efforts.
Basic question is this; Has there been illegal or unethical profiteering at the expense of the land program?
"Peisonally, and as a member of the board, I think that In the handling of a program involving 100 million dollars, it would be surprising if you didnl find some fault with it," Shivers commented at a joint press conference with Giles and Shepperd.
The Land Board held a 46-minute executive session immediately
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JEANNETTE EARNEST • • • stained blouse looiid
I 111 for several months, he had been ’ in a critical condition for about a week.
Mr. Drummond was born in Kingston. Jamaica, Oct. 23, 1878. When he was 2, his family took him to England, then moved to Texas and settled in Brazos County when he wa.s 6. In 1891 the family moved to Taylor County.
On Christmas Day, 1901, Mr. Drummond married Miss Lucy May Rister, who survives him, at Caps.
Saturday night the body was taken to the family home to lie in state until time for the funeral, which U scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the View Baptist Church.
1 The Rev. H. R. Uib, pastor. wiU
Burial will be in Drummond Cemetery at View under the direction of Elliott Funeral Home of Abilene.
Pallbearers will be Herman Landers. J. W Long, J. D. Petree, J, D. Hamilton, Willis Richards. Wade Parmelly. B, E. Plowman and M. D. Richards, Jr. All friends of the family have been named honorary pallbearers.
Survivors, other than his wife, include one daughter, Mrs. Jack Richards, and two sons, Tom and Bill Drummond, all of View; three grandchildren, Jackie and Larry Richards of View and Mrs. James F. Berry of Fort Lauderdale. FU., i and a number of nieces and neph-1
ews. ^ , J,
Mr. Drummond was th# last membar of a family of 10 ohUdraa.
SEEK TCPT CONVENTION—Abilene’s bid for the 1956 convention of Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers was presented Friday at the 1954 convention in Corpus Christi. Representing Abilene were Mayor C. E. Gatlin, left, and to the right, Mrs, Jack Sparks, president of the Abilene P-TA Council, and Bob Pointer, ChambBr of
Commerce staffer. Second from left is Mrs W. N. Norred, district president from Big Spring. Bids were also submitted by Amarillo and Galveston, and the TCPT Board will annoimce the winner in January. (Photo Courtesy Corpus Christi Callei-Tunes)