Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 26, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 160 Associated Press (APf ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNfNG, NOV. 26, 1954—TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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To Asia Asked OfNewleader
WASHINGTON. Nov. 25 (/fn-Sen. Mansfield (D-Monl) today proposed a new "cooperative approach” by the United States, France and British Commonwealth nations to the question of helping friendly, under-developed Asian nations build solid economic footings.
Mansfield said he would oppose any "one-way aid program” by the United States alone as a substitute for present U. S. aid programs which are due to expire for the nio.^il part next June 30.
“We would do far better,” he «aid in an interview, "to go into
Thanksgiving Eve Phone Calls Soar To All-Time High
Thafs’whal a lot of Abilenians must have been .saying to friends and relatives living away from here Wednesday. .
Thank.sgiving Eve, traditionally the busiest day for toll calls at the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. office here, set an all-time high Wednesday, according to District Traffic Superintendent D. R Davidson.
I’p to midnight Wedne.sday, 4.-867 toll calls were placed in Abilene for distant points, between 5 and 10 per cent of them outside of Texas.
It marked a 16 per cent increase over last year’s Thanksgiving Eve, when 4,184 outgoing calls were placed here, Davidson said.
Stock Show Offers $100,000 in Prizes
CHICAGO, Nov. 25 Lfh-Cattlemen and farmers from 37 states and Canada will begin competition Saturday for more than $100,000 in prizes at the International Live Stock Exposition.
this thing on a cooperative basis to help the non-Communist nations of Southeast and Central Asia help themselves.” He questioned whether the United States should even be the "principal contributor.”
Man.sfield suggested the 16-na-tiun Colombo Plan as a "natural” base from which to launch a fresh attack on the problem of building economic strength as a bulwark against Communi.st encroachment.
The Colombo Plan is a loose association of Central and Southeast Asian nations with common economic problems. The United States, Great Britain and Canada are also associated with the plan. New Proposal
Early this week Harold E. Stas-sen, chief of the Foreign Operations Administration, sketched a new foreign aid proposal. He^ envisioned European countries joining with the United States in economic aid to Asian countries.
In addition, a study of foreign economic policy is now under way at the White House under the guidance of Joseph M. Dodge, former director of the budget. Dodge reportedly will make recommendations to the National Secur ity Council before President Eisenhower frames his legislative program for Congress next January.
Mansfield, who helped draw up the Southeast Asian defense treaty at Manila la.st summer, is a recognized congressional speciali.st on that part of the world. He said he did not think Congress would accept any such ambitious plan for Asia as the old European Marshall Plan, despite what he called a "basic recognition” that non-Com munist nations of Asia must be economically fortified.
PRETORIA, South .Africa, Nov. 25 Uff—South Africa’s nationalist government was reported split wide open tonight over choice of a successor to retiring Prime Minister Daniel F. Malan.
One of two contestants for leadership, Finance Minister N. C. Havenga, has let it be known through aides he intends quitting the government and politics if he loses when a caucus of nationalist legislators votes on the issue Tuesday. They dLsclosed also that Havenga has about given up all hope of being voted into office.
Against the personal advice of Malan himself, a majority of Nationalist legislators already have officially committed themselves to support of the second candidate, Lands Minister Johannes G. Stry-dom, who wants to quickly establish South Africa as a republic.
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SUNDAY SERIES TO EXPLAIN VARIOUS RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
How much do you know about the beliefs and roles of the various religious groups? How much of that knowledge is hearsay? How much is authentic?
The Abilene Reporter-News begins in Sundays paper a series of articles on the different faiths and denominations, written by outstanding authorities.
All the stories will appear in Sunday editions.
Tayloi-Jones Wildcaf Flows On Drill Test
An oil discovery from an unidentified sand formation loomed Thursday four miles north of Abilene as a wildcat on the S. D. W’hite ranch flowed oil on a drill-stern test.
The wildcat, designated Fletcher Oil and Gas Drilling Corp. of Dallas No. 1 White, is about a mile north of the Taylor-Jones County line, west of U. S. Highway 277. It is located in Fraction Section 24, Block 16, T&P Survey.
A drillstem test was started Wednesday of a section between 3.059 and 3,069 feet. Tool was open one hour and gas surfaced in 8 minutes. Tool started to unload as it was being pulled from the hole, and the well was shutin until Thursday morning.
When tool was pulled Thursday morning, recovery was 1,470 feet of free oil and 60 feet of slightly salt-cut mud. Flowing pressure ranged from 170 to 510 pounds, and 30-minute shutin pressure was 1, 070.
The wildcat is about a one mile and a half west of nearest production. which comes from shallow wells in the Sayles Field. It is east of two dry holes, drilled to around 2,500 feet in the Swastika by Noel Petre of Aliilene and his father, S. W. Petre of Wichita Falls.
The formation from which the No. 1 White recovered oil is believed by geologists to be either the lower Cisco or the Upper Canyon. The wildcat is being drilled on a lease farmed out by the Pe-tres to the Fletcher Corporation.
British Condemn Reds For Jailing Americans
YARDAGE, KANGAROO STYI.E — Abilene and San Angelo football players appear to be cavorting, leapfrog style, across the Bobcats’ gridiron in San Angelo Thursday. The Eagles won, 27-0, and sewed up an undisputed District 1-AAAA championship. Here Halfback Henry Colwell (left center) dodges San Angelo tacklers as he
picks up eight yards in the first quarter. The gain preceded Abilene’s first touchdown, scored from 24 yards out by Jim Millerman. On the ground at left is Abilene End Twyman Ash. See story on Page 8A. (Staff Photo by Don Hutcheson).
Prayers, Parades, Platters Mark Thanksgiving in U.S.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Americans celebrated their second peacetime Thanksgiving in a row Thursday with solemn prayers of gratitude, gay parades and feasting.
It was the seventh time in the last 13 years that America has been free from war, but thousands of families sat down to their tur-
key dinners with a son still over seas.
Pre.sident Eisenhower broke into his Thanksgiving vacation at Augusta. Ga., to send to the families of 13 Americans imprisoned by the Chinese Communists a telegraphed pledge that the United States will use "every feasible means” to bring each of the 13 to freedom.
WEATHER BI REAIT
ABILENE AND VICINITY - Continuifd fair without much chance In temperatures Friday and Saturday. Hlch temperatures both daya 7S degrees Low Friday night AS
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS -- Partly cloudy, warm Friday. Cooler northwest .Saturday.
WEST TEXAS — Partly cloudy, warmer except Panhandle and S»mth Plains Friday. Cooler Panhandle and South Plains Saturday.
E.VST AND SOLTH CENTRAL TEXAS —Generally fair, a lltle warmer Friday and Saturda.v
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High and low temperatures for 24 hours •nded at 6:30 p.m.: 70 and 42. |
High and low temperatures same date laat yoar; «0 and 37. „ . .
Sunset last night 5:35 p.m. Sunrise to-day 7:1« am. Sunaet tonight 5:34 pro
Barometer reading at 9:30 p m. 29.09.
Relative humidity at 9:30 p m. 29 per cent.
No-Strike Agreement Made for NY Harbor
NEW YORK. Nov. 25 (J^Agree-ment was reached today on a two-year “no-strike, no-lockout” contract aimed at bringing peace to this port’s long-troubled waterfront.
It provides the port’s 30,000 longshoremen with a union shop for the first time, a 17-cent package pay boost in two stages, and a provision intended to wipe out the criticized shape-up hiring system.
The agreement "should prove a strong factor in stabilizing labor relations in the port of New York," said Vincent A. G. O’Connor, New York City commissioner of marine and aviation.
Paralyzing strikes have hit the port several times in recent years,
Estep's Attorney Says Trial Papers Lost, Asks Rehearing
WOLVES BREAK DEADI.OCK — Colorado City Halfback Tommy Jamison blasts over from the two to give the Wolves a 34-27 lead over Seymour in the fourth period of their Turkey D^ bi-district clash at Stamford. Tackling Jamison are Seymour Center Jkmes Baldwin (94) and Back Bobby King (73). Blocking on Baldwin is End Joe Howell with Hollis Gainey (31) in the background. Colorado City won, 41-27. See itory on Page 10-A- (Staff Photo by Bob Gulley).
DALLAS, Nov. 25 — Maury
Hughes, attorney for William (Doc) Estep, said Thursday he had filed a motion for a rehearing on denial (rf bond and a reconstruction and completion of the record of the Abilene trial in which Estep was convicted <rf mall fraud.
Hughes said the United States Fifth Circuit Court had directed the U.S. District Attorney to answer the motions by next Tuesday.
Estep has been held in jail in Dallas without bond pending appeal of his conviction on mail fraud chargM. He was convicted last AprU.
Hughot Mid axhibiU both of tiM
government and of his client had been lost in transit from Abilene to the Federal Appeals Court in New Orleans, where they had been sent when Estep appealed the conviction.
The court, which at that time was sitting in New Orleans, is now sitting in Fort Worth, Hughes said.
Estep was assessed a 5-year sentence at the Abilene trial in connection with the sale by mail of stock in the Atomotor Manufacturing Co. of Texas.
Federal attorneys said his claims of having invented a motor opef-ated by mercury which roquir-•d BO othtr fuel were lalM.
diverting ships and millions of dollars in business to other ports.
John A. Burke, commissioner of the federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, said the New York wage scale normally set.s the pattern for other North Atlantic ports.
The contract was agreed upon by negotiators for the International Longshoremens Assn., Independent. representing the men, and the New York Shipping Assn., representing 170 shipping and stevedoring companies.
Ratification by the union locals and the companies is expected to be forthcoming at meetings next week. The contract will be retroactive to Oct. 1.
The agreement was announced at 5 a.m. by Conanissioner Burke.
The wind-up session I»' marathon negotiations began a. 2:30 p.m. yesterday.
Burke said these were the major points:
1, The union shop—the first in the industry on the North Atlantic coast from Portland, Maine, to Hampton Roads, Va.
2. The no»strike, no • lockout clause, an innovation.
I. The length of the contract— the first to extend more than a year.
4. The package increase of 17 cents an hour, of which IS centi is in wage raises and the rest in pension and welfare Improvements. Basic pay now is 12.35 an hour.
5. A provision requiring an employer to notify the union a day before a man is to be hired and to guarantee him at Itaat four boura of work.
"It is tragic.” he said in the message, “that the feeling of thankfulness you must have in hearing at last that he is alive must now be joined with the heartache of concern for his well-being."
Eisenhower also got in .some office work and some golf under brilliant skies at Augusta, before carving a huge turkey for Mrs. Eisenhower and their guests, including British Field Marshal Viscount Bernard Montgomery.
Vice President Nixon was also in sunny climes, acting as host for 35 at a Thanksgiving dinner at Nassau in the Bahamas. Atty. Gen. Brownell spoke at Thanksgiving Day services of the American Society in Brazil, at Rio de Janeiro.
A typical observance of the holiday by American troops standing guard overseas occurred at Augsburg. Germany, where the 11th Infantry Regiment was host to children from five orphanages.
In New York an estimated two million persons watched the 28th annual Thanksgiving Day parade through mid-Manhattan. They watched the traditional gas-filled rubber monsters and floats under a warm sun.
In Philadelphia, no one would even estimate the size of the throng that turned out for that city’s 34th Thanksgiving parade.
Brain Surgery Performed on Man at Rotan
ROTAN, Nov. 25 (RNS)—Fred Denny, 37, underwent brain surgery here Thanksgiving Day.
Denny, a construction worker from Great Bend, Kan., has been unconscious since he was injured at work near Hamlin last Thursday. The accident happened about 25 miles north of Rotan.
A brain surgeon from Dallas performed the operation at 3 p.m. In Callan Hospitel. Three hours later, the Kansas man was still in a cotna.
The surgery was performed to relieve pressure on Denny’s brain. He has been paralyzed in the arms and legs since the accident.
At the injured man's bedside Thursday were his wife; his father, C. W. Denny of Great Bend, Kan., his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Denny of Ellin Wood, Kan., his sister, Mrs. Kenneth Lopeman of Boulder, Colo., and a sister-in-law. Mrs. Cecil Denny of Great Bend.
Mrs. Fred Denny’s father, Henry Shroeder of Great Bend, died Tuesday, His funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Great Bend. Mrs, Denny can’t leave her husband to attend services.
Names, Addresses Given For 13 Jailed Americans
AUGUSTA. Ga. (fL-Here are the names aixl addresses of close relatives of IS Americans, imprisoned in Red China.
Col. John hnox Arnold Jr.—wife: Mrs. Mary 1. Arnold, 8 National St., Montgomery, Ala.
Maj. William H. Baumer—124 St. Anthony St., Lcwisburg, Pa.
Capt. Elmer F. Llewellyn—wife Mrs. Marjorie Llewellyn, 308 S. 8th St. East, Missoula, MonL
Capt. Eugene J. Vaadi—Wife: Mrs. Mary E. Vaadi. Rte. I, Clayton. N. Y.
Lt. John W. Buck—Parenta: Mr. and Mrs. Noah A. Buck. Armath-waite, Tenn.
U. WaUace L. Brown-Wife: Mrs. Bobby J. Brown, 804 National Ave., Montgomery, Ala.
Sgt. Howard W. Brown—Parenta: Mr. and Mn. Frank Brown, 1712
Conway St., St. Paul, Minn.
Airman Steve E. Kiba—parents: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kiba. 850 Robin St., Akron, Ohio.
Airman Harry M. Benjamin Jr. —wife: Mrs. Charlene A. Benjamin, 1124 Sherwood St., Worthington, Minn.
Airman John Walker Thomiwon III—parents: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thompson Sr. 148 Caroline St^ Orange, Va.
Airman Daniel C. Schmidt — wife: Mrs. Euna F. Schmidt, Wolf Motel, Redding. Calif Mrs. Ray Peters. 1328 S.W. Srd St., Portland, Ore.
John Thomas Downey, civilian-mother: Mrs. Mary 'V. Downey, 433 Moiu-oe St. New Britain, Conn.
Richard George Fecteau, civilian -parenta: Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. Fecteau, II Wyman
LONDON. Nov. 25 iJP- Prime Minister Churchill’s government today condemned Red China’s sentencing of 13 Americans on spying charges as “outrageous" and said the imprisonment violates international law.
The British Foreign Office, dropping its recent conciliatory tone toward the Chinese Reds, accused them of bad faith in deliberately hiding the imprisonment of the Americans for more than a year after the Korean armistice.
Steady Blast While British officials were expressing sympathy with the United Slates, the Chinese Communistj were keeping up a steady propaganda blast against the Americans. Peiping defended its action against the 13 Americans as “absolutely necessary and correct” and accused the United States- of using Formosa and islands off the South China coast as bases for espionage.
"The arguments by which tha Chinese government justifies tha different treatment of Korea prisoners of war are no more than legal quibbles," a British Foreign Office spokesman told newsmen. "Their action is contrary to tha 1949 Geneva convention on tha treatment of prisoners of war.” Heavy Blow to Hopes British officials indicated Peiping’s action dealt a heavy blow to their hopes of bringing about an early compromise between tha United States and Red China over such issues as the future of Formosa—the island fortress of tha anti-Red Chinese Nationalists.
British Minister of State Anthony Nutting, now representing his country in the United Nations, had described the Chinese action as "outrageous.” The British Foreign Office spokesman made plain tha government fully supports his view.
Red China announced Tuesday that the U. S airmen—shot down during the Korean War—had been tried on espionage charges and sentenced to terms ranging up to life imprisonment. The United States has denied the charge.
The Foreign Office said the Mao Tze-tung regime misled Britain when it "replied negatively” to in-uiries made last June ab<^ missing American and Commonwealth airmen. The lists of the missing were handed to the Chinese Reds by Humphrey Trevelyan, Britain’s charge d’affairs in Peiping, and included the names of the U. & airmen now imprisoned.
The United States, which has no diplomatic relations with Peiping, had asked Britain to find out through Trevelyan if any of the missing airmen were alive.
TAIPEH, Formoaa, Friday. Nav. 26 ty»—Unconfirmed reports said the Chinese Reds invaded a Nationalist - held island 80 milea west of Formosa today and Rerco fighting was in progress.
The island was identified as Wuchiu, south of Nanjih Island.
The reports, which completely lacked official verification, said the landing followed a bombardment by 10 Communist gunboats.
Nationalist warplanes and warships were reported rushed to support of the defenders and It waa claimed that part of the attacking force was wiped euL
Kids' Birfhdoys On Thanksgiving
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 18 m —The turkey s', the home (rf Mr. and Mrs. Frax-'k H. Branch was decorated with 18 candles today for the birthdays of three of their four children.
The birthdays of BUL It. Marilyn. 8. and Cathy Joe. S. fell on ’Thanksgiving this year. U won'l Itnui, Miii«^hippea again untU 1281.