Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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^ VOL. LXXIV, NO. 161
Associated Press ( APf
ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 27, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
ROK Minister Asks Russian
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Nov. j 26 (i'lV-Y. T. Pyun, premier and foreign minister of the Republic of Korea, called on Moscow today ! to let Red-ruled North Korea join South Korea in a unified democratic country as proof of the sincerity
of Communist appeals for co-existence.
Speaking in an interview here about the continuing deadlock between North and South Korea, Pyun said his government—on the bas's of experience—could expect no cooperation from the Communists toward a solution.
Cites Statement Pyun referred to recent public slalemen*s by Soviet Premier Malenkov and other Red leaders about a necessity for co-existence between the Communist and non-Communist world, and said:
“If they want to substantiate their talk of co-existence, they could easily do it by letting the Korean nation achieve unification in a democratic way. If they would go that far, their propaganda for co-existence would not sound hollow.
“By letting North Korea go this time, they would win a world of good will from other parts of the world. It is where the Communists should start first to prove what they say about co-existence.” Attends Debate Pyun has come from Seoul for the debate in the U N. Assembly’s Political Committee on the Korean question, starting next week.
With Reds Might End
Release of 13
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (>P)—The United States today fired at Red China an unusually tough note demanding release “forthwith” of 13 Americans. It hinted that American patience might be near exhaustion.
The message denounced as “wrongful” the Chinese Communist’s condemnation last Tuesday of 11 U. S. airmen
and two U. S. civilians to
WHERE FIGHTING WAS REPORTED—The above map locates the Chinese Nationalist island of Wuchiu, underlined, off the Chinese mainland opposite Formosa where the Nationalists reported Chinese Reds who stormed the island were driven off after an hour’s heavy fighting. Wuchiu is a guerrilla base south of Communist-held Nan-jih.
Red Craft Remain In Invasion Area
TAIPEH, Formosa, Saturday, Nov. 27 Ijfv-The Chinese Nationalists claimed their troops and planes beat off a Communist amphibious assault yesterday on a tiny island 72 miles west of Formosa.
attempt wa.s seen in reports of
Shoppen, Traffic On Increase
A combination of Hardin - Simmons University homecoming this weekend and opening of the Christmas shopping season brought noticeably increased traffic to .Abi-Red craft re.maining in the general ‘ lene streets F'riday. , . „r
Both new and old familiar faces' f"‘* ‘I»' Punishment of
prison terms ranging from four years to life. It scoffed at the Red Chinese charges of espionage as “without foundation.”
.And it said detention of the men “is in patent violation of the Korean armistice agreement” as well as recognized international rules for treatment of war prisoners and civilians. The 13 had fallen into Communist hands during the Korean W’ar.
The U.S. note said Peiping will be held accountable for redress to the men and their families. It said the United States reserves the right “to claim compensation as may be determined appropriate
But the possibility of another
COOL FRONT HITS
A dry, dusty cool front moved through Abilene Friday afternoon dreeing temperatures 10 to 15 degrees.
The front hit Abilene at 4:45 p m. with winds up to about 40 miles an hour. Visibility here was cut to a mile and a half.
Cotton Seed Slide Kills Stamford Man
STAMFORD, Nov. 26 (RNS) -A Stamford Negro was smothered to death at 5:45 a m. Friday by cotton aeed.
Jessie Calhoun, 48. was caught under a slide of cotton .seed in the Stamford Cotton Oil Mill as he was feeding seed under a tunnel.
He was found within a few minutes, the upper part of his body covered with cotton seed. Calhoun was taken by ambulance to
Stamford Sanitarium, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Calhoun had been a mill employe for four years during the cotton season, Roland Kelley, local manager, said. Calhoun was working the night shift.
Dust was reported to have cut
visibility to a half mile at Dalhart and three miles at Midland.
High temperature here Friday was 81 degrees. The high Saturday and Sunday will be 65, the
U. S. Weather Bureau said.
The cool front was moving rapidly south and was expected to reach into the Gulf by Saturday morning. Small craft warnings went up along the Gulf Coast
from Mexico to Florida in anticipation of 30-mile winds.
The strong winds here showed that there was still life in the
Hardin-Simmons University and Abilene Christian College bonfires. Firemen wet both of them down thoroughly to stop danger from blowing sparks.
Winds of up to 30 miles per hour di.srupted football games in progress in the Panhandle, robbing kickers of yardage and causing one punt to land six yards behind the line of scrimmage.
Temperatures dropped sharply behind the front after reaching highs ranging from 84 at Alice to 68 at Dalhart earlier in the day.
No moisture was expected to accompany the front.
First reports were that the Reds, in five gunboats and swarms of junks, succeeded in landing on tiny Wuchiu in Formosa Strait but were beaten off with many captured.
Last night a Nationalist Defense Ministry communique said the attack was repulsed and the attackers fled toward the mainland. It made no reference to a landing or prisoners.
The attack on Wuchiu, a mile-long. haU mile-w'ide island 15 miles off the mainland, was the first amphibious operation by the Reds since they began boasting last summer they would “liberate” Formosa.
Last night’s terse communique said that at 1:06 a.m. yesterday —12:06 p.m. Thursday EST—the five Communist gunboats and many junks converged on W'uchiu from the west, south and north.
Ejection Accident Costs Piiot's Life
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 /PU-An Air Force pilot was killed today when he accidentally was hurled through the plastic canopy of his jet trainer plane while waiting to take off from nearby Andrews Air Force Base.
The victim was identified as Lt. Col. Glenn E. Davis, 39, of Arlington, Va.
A base spokesman said Davis
were among the crowds.
Merchants who reported a sharp step-up in business Friday said they saw many out-of-town persons in their .stores. Some, they said, were believed to be early arrivals for the H-SU homecoming and football game with Texas Tech here Saturday afternoon. Others were from neighboring towns, either “just looking” or getting down to serious Christmas shopping.
Scores of pedestrians in the downtown area Friday afternoon were carrying bundles obviously intended not to be opened until Christmas and big shopping bags bespoke the opening of the Christmas shopping .season.
The Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving are traditionally heavy shopping days. And Abilene merchants said Friday this year seems to be running true to form.
Here were some of their comments when asked how the business day was Friday:
“Very good .. many more people in the store than on recent days many out-of-town faces among the crowds ... pleasantly surprised at the up-tum in business ... traffic much heavier than in last few days . . . volume appreciably up all day long ... gift wrapping department overrun ... volume at least double w’hat it has been in any one day recently ... some were just looking but many are already getting down to Christmas shopping seriously.”
the Chinese Communist responsible.”
In implying that American patience is not inexhaustible, the note said;
“The Chinese Communist authorities should bear in mind that the long list of Chinese Communist outrages against American nationals, which the American people have borne with restraint thus far. is significantly extended by the Chinese Communist announcement of Nov. 23.”
The Red Peiping radio today broadcast what it said were extracts from their trial record. “The U.S. spies admitted having received specialist training in espionage and guerrilla warfare,” Peiping said.
Of the two civilians sentenced, Peiping said both confessed they were trained as agents by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
EXES MAKE PLANS—Hardin-Simmons University’s Ex-vStudent Association officials talked over ideas for a ‘ Greater Hardin-Simmons” Friday. Looking at a map at the proposed greater school are, left to right, the Rev. Byron Bryant of Stamford, association chaplain; Jim Jennings of Abilene, president, and the Rev. John Moore of Dallas, presi* dent of the H-SU Dallas Club. (Staff Photo.)
Justice Binds Over Land Deal Suspect
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AUSTIN. Nov. 26 if»—Cletus P. Ernster of Cuero, World War II pilot, today was bound over to a Travis County grand jury on a charge of using a forged in.stru-ment in a Soutlf Texas veterans land deal.
Ernste., 31, father of three chil-dreri. was bound over by Justice of the Peace Paul Blair despite fervent argument by defen.se attorney Everett Looney that evidence in the three-hour examining trial did not support the charge.
Evidence Offered Offered in evidence were three sets of papers signed by Arnold H. j Scott, Cuero Negro, who swore all ! the papers were in blank when he ! attached his signature.
The papers were an application to buy under the state’s lOO-million-dollar veterans land program, a
lease contract and a contract of sale and purchase.
U S. McCutcheon. assistant executive secretary of the Veterans Land Board, was called as defense witness.
I McCutcheon testified that with respect to the contract sale and purchase, customery board procedure is for the contract to be partially filled out in the land oiUci. He .said it then is sent to a closing attorney of the board’s choice to be completed as to exact description of land before it goes to the purchaser for his signature
McCutcheon was not questioned on the possibility of such a contract leaving the land office in Austin and reaching a veteran for signature before being filled in.
Ernster, whose bond was contin-
Exes Officers Discuss Ways To Aid H-SU
See LAND. Pg. 3-A. Col. 3
Man Serves 2 Years For Another's Crime
HUNTSVILLE, Tex., Nov. 26 UF»-This turned out a lot better than apparently touched off the ejection j I thought it would,” was Kenneth mechani.sm, designed to toss a i Massey’s comment today after
Missing Exhibits May Play Vital Role in Estep Case
pilot from the plane in flight in case of emergency.
spending almost two years in prison for a crime he didn’t do.
MATTER TO SENATE
President Reshuffles Diplomats
WASHINGTON. Nov. 26 -
President Eisenhower today announced a diplomatic shift involving new ambassadors for India and Egypt and a new assistant secretary of state for Middle East affairs.
the chamber reconvenes in special, announced, but the educated guess-session Monday or to await the ' ing was that it would be Sen. John
next session of Congress in January.
Henry A. Byroade, the present assistant secretary for Middle East affairs, has been nominated to sue-
The changes are occasioned by ■ ceed Caffery. George V. Allen,
the long expected retirement of Jefferson Caffery. as ambassador in Cairo. The White House hasn’t decided whether to submit them to the Senate for confirmation when
ambassador to India, has been chosen to take Byroade’s place here.
A successor for Allen as ambassador to India has not yet been
Sherman Cooper (R-Ky) who lost his Senate post to former Democratic Vice President Alben W Barkley in the Nov, 2 elections.
Others mentioned for the Indian post include Chester Bowles, a Democrat who formerly held the job, and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt.
The White House had planned to send the nominations to the Senate
week. However, delay was Suez Ca“al
ordered after Sen. McCarthy <R-Wis) entered the hospital with a sore elbow and the Senate, assembled in the first place to consider censure charges against him, took a 10-day recess.
Caffery, a native of Louisiana, ends 43 years as a distinguished foreign service officer. A major development during his tour at Cairo has been settlement of the British-Egyptian dispute over the
Special to The Reporter-New*
NEW ORLEANS - A set of missing exhibits may play a vital role in the case of William (Doc) Estep, convicted of swindling in a Texas fraud case involving a perpetual motion machine.
The case has been a stormy one since Estep was convicted last ' April in connection with the sale of so-called fuel-less engines. Estep was given a five-year federal prison term and fined $2,000 after two women testified they gave him $5.000 for stock in a firm organized to produce a perpetual motion machine.
Estep has been in custody since Federal Judge Whitfield Da-
vidson of Dallas revoked his $7,500 bond when a woman reporter testified Estep had been selling ‘’irradiated" water for physical cures.
Estep’s attorneys are now preparing to file in the U.S. Fifth Circuit of Appeals Court here for the case to be remanded to the lower court and will again ask that Estep be granted bond. The appeals court recently denied a mo-
but they never arrived. The exhibits were sent through the mails unregistered.
Correspondence bounced back and forth between the Texas court and appeal court attaches here
Postal inspectors said since the letter was not registered, it would be almost impossible to trace Inspectors said they could check on possible faulty procedures which
tion revoking the order refusing could have led to the letter being
The set of missing exhibits came into prominence when the appeal was made to the court here. The clerk of court in Abilene, Tex., site of the lower court hearing, reported he sent the exhibits here
144 Exhibits Mailed Here July 28; No Trace Since
departmk.nt or commerce
WEATHER RI'REAC ABILENE AND VICINITY-Eair and rool Saturday and Sunday. High température both days 8i degrees. Low Satur-
***NORTH ^E.NTRAL AND W1-::ST TEXAS; Generally fair Saturday and Sunday; cool-
•'eaot'and south central ry.\\s:
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SuiiUt Urt night 5:34 p. m Sunru« lo
I Miss Gladys Walls, Deputy U. S Court Clerk, said Friday that the
Estep trial exhibits were deposited in the mails here the afternoon of July 28.
She said the 144 exhibits (cancelled checks. Atomotor Co. stock certificates, photostats, letters and other papers) made a package that would have weighed “a pound or two” and were sent in a lO-by-15-inch heavy brown envelope.
Miss Walls said she attached the address to the package on a gummed label which bore a print-ad return address stating, “After
5 days return to Clerk, U. S. District Court, Northern District at Texas at -The blank
misplaced They said the letter would be returned to the sender if it bore a return address, but without the return address It would almo.st certainly be destroyed In the dead letter office.
Defense attorneys, in asking that the case be remanded, said that a second conviction would be doubtful without the exhibits.
Court attaches here said they were not sure what effect the missing exhibits could have since they were not familiar with the exhibits.
Ways to help their alma mater were discussed Friday by officials of the Ex-Students Association of Hardin-Simmons Univereity.
The group had its second annual meeting in .Mary Frances Hall Friday afternoon.
Dr. Ft N. Richardson. Hardin-Simmons president emeritus, spoke on “The President and His Exes.” He said that any denominational in.stitution needs support and aid from its ex-students—but. more important, it needs the good will and moral support of the exstudent association.
Stamford Man in Group A panel discussion was held on “Cultivating the Student.” Panel members were Gladys Paradow-ski of Houston, Virgil Bradley of Abilene and the Rev. Byron Brj'-ant of Stamford.
George Bushong, executive secretary of the Southern Methodist University Alumni Association, spoke on “The Setting Up of an Alumni Fund.”
Jim Jennings, association president. said the Friday session was not a business meeting. “We just got together to exchange ideas,” he said.
Several AkiMK'iatkMis The group included alumni officers and presidents of several H-SU exes associations throughout the state.
Association members, club offi-ficers and their wives attended a dinner at 6 p.m. In the college dining hall. Dr. Evan A. Reiff, H-SU president, addressed the group.
Jennings announced that a postgame barbecue for exes and friends of the school will be held Saturday in dining hall this year instead of in Rose Field House.
John Astor Dropped
NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (ifV-Tbe Social Register today dropped from its exalted pages the name of millionaire John Jacob Astor among others.
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Ktettro mmklttjr tS tilS ». *9.
JEFFERSON CAFFERY a • • ambassador retires
GEORGE V. ALLEN a • • $• Washingtoa
JOHN S, COOPER a a a ta India, maybe
$3,500 Libel Case Reversed, Remanded
NEW ORLEANS. Nov. 26 i^The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed and remanded a lower court decision in which Miss Christina Brown was awarded $3,-5(X} damages against the Birmingham Post-Herald Co., publisher! of the Birmingham Poit-Hexald.
space is the place where she ordinarily types in “Abilene” when using the gummed labels.
The exhibits were sent to New Orleans in the same manner as all other corre.spondenee. court records and exhibits—by franked, non-registered mail.
Miss Walls explained that post office regulations do not permit franked matter to be sent by registered mail and that all correspondence of her office is mailed under government frank, with no postage fund allowed. If she had sent the package by registered mail she would have had to pay the postage personally.
She said that she talked with post office authorities immediately on learning that the exhibits had not arrived in New Orleans and that on Sept. 20 she made a written report turning the matter over to post office iospectora
SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN THE REPORTER-NEWS
What is a Jew? A Catholic? A Christian Scientist?
What do Baptists believe? Methodists? Episcopalians?
Sunday’s Reporter-News will contain the first in a series to answer those questions. To explain the differences and closeness of the different faiths. Outstanding authorities in each of the faiths will present their views in two installments each in this special series to be published each Sunday.
Sunday’s Reporter-News also will continue to reflect the Christmas season spirit with stories of plans for the Key City as the Christmas City.
The West Texas Doll Show will open next Friday. Pictures and details will present this intriguing facet of Abilene at Christmas.
You can reserve extra copies of Sunday’s Reporter-News with your agent or nearest newsstand, for 10 cents.