Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 28, 1954, Abilene, Texas
Ga. Tech. 7
N. Carolina 12
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Kefauver Backers Seek 10 Million Presidential Draft
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Nov. 27 («!—A drive to obtain 10 million signatures boosting Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) for president will start in January, a group of his supporters announced today.
Barney Hasden, president of the Chattanooga "Youth Organization for Kefauver,” said petitions will be sent to each state urging that people sign them in an effort to get Kefauver to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 19.56.
Moran Boy Hunter's Condition Critical
Danny Stephens, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stephens, stock farmers of near Moran, was accidentally shot Wednesday while hunting.
He was taken to Hendrick Memorial Hospital, where he remained m critical condition Saturday night.
horseback to pick up leaning against a post.
Red China Blockade
Knowland Sees 'No Grove Risk'
RED CHINESE BROADCAST
U. S. Fliers Shot Down Over Monchurion Areo
'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron
VOL. LXXIV, NO. 162-Associated Pre,. (AP) ABILENE, TEXAsT^NDAY MORNING. NOTEMBER 28. 1954-SEVENTY-S1X~PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS
two German Sedors Hold Voting Today
FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov.
27 (if—Nine million voters in two big West German slates choose new parliaments tomorrow in an election which could — but probably won’t — break Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’.s tight hold on the federal government.
In Bavaria, 6,200,000 eligible voters name 204 Parliament members and in Hesse, 3,100,000 voters select 96.
First Since 1950 It is the first parliamentary election in each state since 19.50, when the Socialists captured control of Hesse, and a coalition Christian Social Union-Socialist government emerged in Bavaria.
Campaigning ha.s been violent and vindictive, and are the first state elections in po.stwar Germany where national leaders have taken such a conspicuous part. Chancellor Adenauer, 78,.sought vindication of his policies and stumped both states vigorously. Opposition Socialist leader Erich Ollenhauer was just as active
Two Big Issues Beside a multitude of domestic issues plaguing both parties, two big factors are the pivotal points of the voting;
1. West German rearmament,
2 The Paris agreement “Europeanizing the Saar” under temporary b'rench control.
Rearmament is the bigger question. There has been sharp, outspoken opposition. West German Defense Minister Tehodor Blank was attacked and beaten by a Bavarian crowd when he attempted to campaign on the rearmament issue.
The resentment against rearmament isn't all Communist-inspired.
There are young Germans who regard as odious the prospect of becoming soldiers again. The Communists have tried to fan the fires against rearmament, and they have had some unwitting fuel in these young men.
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HOMECOMING QUEEN PAL SCHWARTZ . . . riding to gridiron coronation
1,200 H-SU EXES FEAST
Queen's Crowning Climaxes Reunion
TOKYO. Sunday. Nov. 28 Red China news commentator said last night that U.S. fliers among the 13 Americans sentenced as “spies” recently were shot down over two provinces of Manchuria and therefore could not be considered as Korean War prisoners.
Kiang Nan, commentator for Hsinhua (New China News) w^s quoted in the Peiping broadcast.
“It is not easy, however, for the warmongers of the U.S. to deny their criminal dispatch of spies into China,” the broadcast said.
“They now allege that these tw'o groups of U S. spies were merely nrisoners of war captured during the Korea War. These spies, they claim, should be repatriated according to the Korean armistice agreement.
“But the plane (B29) in which Col. John Knox Arnold (of Silver Spring. Md.) was shot down was over Liaoning Province inside China and the plane (B29) in which John Thomas Downey (of New Britain. Conn.) and Richard George Fecteau fof Lynn. Ma.ss.)
Pal Schwartz. Hardin-Simmons University senior from Meadow, was crowned homecoming queen during halftime activities at the H-SU - Texas Tech game Saturday afternoon. She is a cheer leader.
Afterwards the ex-students, who had watched their alma mater’s team take a terrific shellacking from the Red Raiders, met in the college dining room for a barbecue supper.
Kenneth Hill, who had charge of ticket sales, said that some 1,200 persons were fed, and approximately 100 other people stopped in the dining hall “just to visit.” Alter the barbecue, the A Cap-pella Choir and exes of that group met in Mary Frances Hall for a visitation period too, Hill said.
Shaw Heads Exes New officers of the ex-students association include Guy Shaw, Abilene attorney, who was chosen president of the organization; Charles McLaughlin of Fort Worth, Mary Lou O’Rear of Abilene. Felton Jones of San Angelo and Gladys Paradowski of Houston, vice presidents; Mrs. Claude McAden of Abilene, secretary, and Strauss At-kinds of Canyon, chaplain.
They will assume their duties
Earlier in the day, H-SU trustees
The youth was shot through the met to hear Dr. Evan Allard Reiff. right lung when he reached from president of the 0)llege, give nis
.22 rifle annual report, and to re-elect their officers.
Board of trustee officers are W. P. Wright, president; 0. D. Dillingham and Raymond Foy, vice presidents, and John H. Alvis. secretary.
Growth Problems Cited
Reiff, in his report, said that American higher education is now confronted with a number of transitional factors, and that H-SU is no exception.
In fact, he pointed out, church-related and church - sponsored colleges are particularly affected.
These factors, he said, include a re.-estimate of the function of the church - sponsored college, the preparation which must be made for increased enrollment, and the continuing adjustment to economic factors which affect the resources of the schools.
“Clear advances were shown by H-SU in the past year,” the president continued. “These include the present program of dormitory development, establishment of a new mode of business operation, and advancement of the academic program.”
School Receives $340,000 Bounty
HOUSTON, Nov. 27 (^A $340.000 endowment ha.s been presented to Baylor University College of Medicine by I.amar Fleming Jr., college officials said today.
Goodfellows: Pleas Already Coming iri for Yuietide Aid
Already they’re coming.
The requests for help and a little cheer for Christmas.
“Dear Mr. Goodfellow.
“Dear Friends . .
To answer them, the Goodfellows will have to have $6,675 this year. So far. only $270 has been donated.
“I am a poor widow, 63 years old ... I hope you will remember me to send me some groceries, and 1 will thank you so much . .
Tiie Coodfollows hope to spend $2 500 on food this year for the fmnilies they will send food for ('hristmas. They need another $2.-•150 for clothing and $1.250 for toys ’ The toy store will be open from 16 until Dec. 22 this year at 377 Walnut St,, so that parents may come in and pick out their children’s gifts.
Not all of the toys will be new. by any means, but they will all be good. That’s another way in which “"Abilenians contribute to the Goodfellows — by donating good but used toys to ba freshened up by
U. 1. Marina Reservists and
Army and Air Force recruiters will pick up toys all over town Tuesday and Wednesday.
The biggest need right now is
No solicitation is made for the Goodfellows. They are a community-wide charity, and all gifts are strictly voluntary.
Checks should be made out to Goodfellows and sent to The Re-porter-News, Abilene.
Your money will go a long way. It will mean more than you could ever guess to little tellows like
“1 want to know if you could give .some toys for me and for my three brothers and my sister *and) my aunt awl my cousin, because we are all poor.”
The writer is 13. His brothers are 14, 11. and 3 months old. His
aunt is 14, and his cousin 2.
“My father is not working. He is picking cotton, but he don’t all
week.. 1 want some food and
some pants and some shirts for me and for my two brothers, because wt need to go to school...
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Bridge ............... 4
Rood Runner .......... 6
How-to-Do-lt .......... 8
Business Outlook ........ 8
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Campus Chatter........ H
Fashionably Speaking .... 13
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were shot down was over Kirin Province inside China.
“Since the American planes carrying the U.S. spies were shot down inside Chinese territory and since these spies have admitted that their ta.sk.s were to engage in espionage activities in China, the Washington alibi that these persons were merely POWs in the Korean War is a smokescreen put up to deceive the public.”
The commentator scoffed at U S. Defense Department claims that
Downey and Fecteau were civilian employes on a routine flight to Japan.
Kiang’s argument is not new, having been broadcast before by Peiping radio. But it was timed with announcement in W’a.shington that an unusually strong-worded protest has been made to Red China. demanding the quick release of the 13 Americans The protest charged violation of the Korean armistice agreement.
30 Thought Dead In British Storms
LONDON. Sunday, Nov. 28 (3Pv— The worst storms in 30 years piled up a death toil believed to be irore than 30 In a long list of shipping disasters today and spread floods and havoc over much of Britain.
Hundreds of .seamen fought for their lives in crippled ships.
Seven men lay trapped in the wallowing wreck of the lightship South Goodwin caught in winds of near hurricane force. Shrieking winds ripped the lightship from its moorings and tossed it on the Goodwin Sands, notorious graveyard for English Channel shipping.
.An .American Air Force helicopter crew from Mansion, Kent, snatchetl one man from the wreck in a daredevil rescue mission be-
3 Investigators in South Texas
VICTORIA, Tex., Nov, 27 (f>-Three state investigates spent today in this South Texas town conferring with County Atty. James Fly on the veterans land program.
Fly .said he has a file of complaints by victoria County veterans on alleged irregularities in the program. Fly said the file dates back more than Uz years.
fore rising tides closed over it last night. Ships stood by with oxygen torches ready to cut into the hulk later today if the winds abate, but the weatherman forecast more gales.
KILLED ANOTHER YOUTH
Boy, 14, Enters Pen For 9-10 Year Stay
Teachers Will Follow Texas Policies
FORT WORTH. Nov. 17 (iPu-Tex-as State Teachers Assn. today ended its 76th annual convention with the meeting of the House of Delegates,
Attendance was estimated at 8,000.
In one of the 23 resolutions passed today, delegates pledged “to cooperate fully with the State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency in the carrying out of such decisions that may be made by the constituted authorities of the state concerning segregation in public schools.”
Delegates also approved a resolution calling for continuing effort in building effective teacher recruitment in the state.
“My father pay rent and buy food and we are 10 in all the family. Well, thanks. Your friend
SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 2*7 iX»’— As a rule, children can’t visit the New Mexico State Penitentiary, but there’s a child behind the walls now who mav not get out until he’s a man.
The heavy gates clanged shut the other day behind Eulalio Salgado Jr. of Carlsbad, just after his 14th birthday, and prison authorities believe he is the youngest prisoner they’ve ever had.
“He’s going to be a real problem to us.” W’arden Morris Abram says.
Young Salgado is awaiting appeal to the State Supreme Court from a 9-10 year voluntary manslaughter sentence for the fatal
Used Toy Pick-up To Start Tuesday
Tuesday and Wednesday will be the days for Operation Goodfellows on the part of U. S Marine Re-servists and Army and Air Force recruiters.
They will cover the town in <Uo trucks to pick up toys for the Goodfellows’ ChrLslmas store
Emphasis is on the word “usable.” Capt, Schryver said. However, toys which may be repaired and spare parts like whwls from worn - out toys which might be used in repairing others are welcome.
The tov.s will be taken to th(
slabbing of a 17-year-old Artesla youth during a gang fight.
The boy will be by himself for the customary quarantine period in the next two weeks or so. Officials haven’t decided what to do with him after that.
“He will probably have to be In a cel! by himself or in a two-man cell with some reliable person,” Deputy Warden Andrew Warming says “Our plans for him are still indefinite, though. W'e'll have to work that out”
“In size, he compares with the other fellows.” says Abram. “But it’s going to he something for us to watch after him”
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The trucks will visit the «orlh i «;ts They will
. delivered to
the branch stations around town.
side of town Tuesday and the south side Wednesday. Capt H C Schry-ver. in.structor • inspector at the USMCR unit here. said.
They want chiefly wheel toys— tricycles, scooters, doll buggies, wagons, and the like — but will also collect usable smaller toys.
where firemen will repair and paint them Last year, reservists estimated that thev picked up 1.500 toys on
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Clear Day Awaits Santa
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (AP) — A naval blockade of Communi.st China was proposed today by Sen. Knowland IR-Calif) if the Reds reject a strong U. S. note demanding the release of 13 Americans they have imprisoned as spies.
Knowland, the Senate Republican leader, told a news conference the United States has a “moral obligation^ to “use more than words to protect Americans abroad.’ Making it clear he was speaking only for himself and without consultation with the Defense and State departments, the California senator said he believes a blockade could be made effective without any grave risk of war.
He proposed that the United States approach this action through the United Nations. He said American Allies ought to be willing to join« — a blockade But if they are not, he said, in no event; should these Allies be given any veto over American action.
“If the Communists don’t re-.spond to our note and continue to hold our uniformed men in prison in direct violation of the Korean truce, with or without the support of the United Nations we would be justified in clamping a tight blockade on China.” Knowland asserted.
Should Serve Notice “We sho jld serve notice on them that no vessel can get in or out of China until these Americans are released. 1 believe we can make it so expensive to them that <nir men will be released.
“We have the power to do this and the moral obligation to do it.
Those associated with us in the free world should cooperate but I don’t think we .should give them a veto on our actions."
The United States has transmitted through the British Foreign Office a note couched in th«» stiff-est terms. It accused the Chine.se Reds of violating international law, the Korean armistice and “elementary precepts of justice and humanity” in imprisoning fliers and two men listed as civilian employes of the U.S. Army. The 13 were captured durng the Korean War. Following up its.note, the administration was reported to be pressing the campaign for release of the 13 by rallying free world opinion against the Red “outrage.”
Administratloii Silent But there was no indication that administration officials were considering any blockade action.
Knowland gave no sign that they were but he indicated his belief that some action might be forthcoming by hinting he might ask the Senate to reman in session beyond a vote on its pending busi-
Won't Talk On Scandal
HOME, Nov. 27 (jfi—Mrs. Liliana Sotgiu came out of hiding and called on the public prosecutor today in connection with a sex scandal involving her husband, Communist lawyer Giuseppe Sot-
She informed Prosecutor Giovanni Mirabile that as the wife of the accused she would not say a word.
The 50-year-old husband, who a few mont'ns ago was a leading critic of public morals, is charged by police with “contributing to tha corruption of minors.” Mirabile , has ordered him to appear foi j questioning along with five young women.
See BLOCKADE. Page ^A. Col. 3
Mrs. Hunter Stiles, 1898 Abilene Br!de, Dies at Dallas Home
DALLAS. Nov. 27 (/Pv-Mrs. Hunter A. Stiles. 84, who was reared on a ranch between Abilene and Albany and was known for her fine rifle shooting, died today at the home of her son. Dr. Wendell A, Stiics.
Funeral .services will be held at 10 a m. Monday in the Highland Park Presbyterian Church.
She also directed and produced several amateur plays in early-day Abilene. She was a graduate o( the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
In 1898 she was married to Dr. Hunter A. Stiles in Abilene. Her husband practiced medicine la Waco nearly 50 years. Upon hit depth in 1935, Mrs Stiles moved to Dallas to live with her son.
See PARADE STORY on Pf. I-B
Abilene may get some wind and dust Sunday, but conditions will | clear and weather will be just slightly cooler for the arrival of Santa Claus here Monday night.
The beginning of a dry cool front was kicking up dust in the Pan- i handle Saturday and dropping! temperatures slightly. It was due to arrive in Abilene between 2 and 4 a m Sunday and move through the whole state by nightfall
At Lubbock, visibility was cut to three miles by dust Saturday noon. Childress reported strong winds with gusts up to 39 miles an hour.
A forecaster at the Weather Bureau here said the strong winds and gusts of about 39 miles an hour would continue through Abilene. Visibility here is likely to be re.stricted some, but will probably not go below three miles at any time.
A high temperature of 70 degrees is expected Sunday, with a ba-degree high due .Monday. Low Sundiiv night will be 40
SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS
HISS LEAVES PRISON—Alger Hiss, former State Department official, walks away from the federal penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pa., with his wife after his release. He served three and one-half years of a five year term imposed after he was convicted of perjury. Hiss, out on parole, is followed by an unidentified attorney. tSee Story Page 3-A)