Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 29, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIV, No. 163
Toys, Money--Goodfellows Need 'Em Now
It doesn't hav® to be a toy.
Just a few clothes so a little boy or girl can have something nice to wear to school. Or some groceries for folks that might not even have enough to eat on Christmas.
Requests for help are coming in now and the Cfoodfellows want to have clothes, toys and money for groceries so everyone in Abilene that needs help will have a merry Christmas.
But it takes money and so far only $270 has been donated.
Toys to Be Picked I'p Local firemen are freshening up; toys. U. S. Marine Reservists and i Army and Air Force recruiters are going to pick up toys all over Abi-! lene Tuesday and Wednesday.
There’s no solicitation for funds. It’s up to the community to give, j Checks may be made out to The Reporter-News. j
Money, toys and clothes will help , people like these; i
“ my husband is out of work.
I have one girl in school that Is six and one bov four. They sure do need some clothes for this winter and if it isn’t asking too much some groceries, we sure will appreciate any help you can give us ..”
Writes Few Lines
"...I will write you a few lines to see if you will send me and my little sister some Christmas as we have no body to look to but our grate gran parants ..My mama left us 3 years ago and our dady maried a gain an he don’t help us My little sister is 3 she wants a big doU. I will take any thing I would like som cloth I hope I am not asking to much...’*
That last letter is from a six-year-old Abilene boy.
Will you help Christmas, be a little brighter this year?
Aiêociated Press (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 29, 1954-TEN PAGES
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
Chinese Reject Note On Jailing of Yanks
U.S. Considers Naval Blockade
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 ijft—Red ures arc being considered,” They ! China today rejected as ”unaccep-1 said this answer covered inquires table” a U.S. protest against im-1 about State Department reaction to
prisonment of 13 Americans on spy charges. The British government notified the State Department of the Red Chinese action.
State Department officials, it was learned, already had under
the suggestion of Senate Majority Leader Know land (R-Califl for a naval blockade. Knowland spoke at a news conference yesterday.
Can’t See Blockade Privately diplomatic experts saw
SMILING HISS — Alger Hiss, former State Depariment official, smiles broadly as ne is questioned by reporters after he was released from the Federal Penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pa., where he served 3Vi years of a five-year sentence for perjury. Hiss reaffirmed his innocence and said he will seek to clear his name. (AP)
consideration further measures for j little evidence of favor for a block action against Communist China: ade policy, which they thought
and indications were that a naval blockade was among the possibilities being considered.
Officially informanti would say only that “all appropriate meas-
50,000 TO 75,000 EXPECTED
Annual Christmas Parade Scheduled Today at 6 P.M.
15 Believed Dead in Slide
MT. FUJI, Japan, Monday, Nov. J9 (jf) — A roaring avalanche swept n university students down the snow-covered slopes of Mt. Fuji yesterday and rc.scue teams today feared 15 were killed in the worst climbing disaster in the majestic mountain’s history.
One body had been found by this morning. Some 200 searchers, including police, firemen and friends of the students, hunted today for 14 missing climbers who were feared dead under tons of snow. Of the 24 persons who lived •through the great two-pronged avalanche, four were injured.
The slide started only a short distance below the 12,425 foot crest. It split as H descended, and one prong caught a party of 14 atudents climbing up. The other prong overtook a group of 24 coming down.
Section 13 -- Ranger High School Band; Float 17, Miami Operating Co.
Section 14 — Moran Band; Float 18. Thorton's Depariment Store; Haskell Band; Float 19. KWKC.
Section 15 — Roscoe Band; Float 20. Abilene Furniture Dealers;
A crowd of from .50,000 to 75.00019. Ernest Grissom’s, persons is expected to line the 18- Section 8 ~ Hardin - Simmons block route of Abilene’s annual University Cowboy ^nd and Christmas parade Monday. White Horses; Float 10. First State
Parad. Le ia 6 P m. Bank, Float ... Ab.lone Rotary
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of 16 bands and at least 22 iloais p j, pinat 19 Thp Rorden Co decorated for the gay holiday sea-| -’McMurry College
a ^ Band: Float 13. West Texas Util-And at the last will be the best;
of all—old Santa Claus himself. | ^ _ Rotan Band: Float i Float 21, Marine Corps Unit.
Floats will be judged 35 per cent Foremost Dairies; Hamlin ; Section 16 — Abilene High ScHtoI on the Christmas theme and 35 pand; Float 15, Abilene Kiwanis; Band; Float 22. Western Chevrolet per cent on overall beauty. Joe i dyjj. t Co., Santi Claus float.
Cooley, manager of the parade-1 ------ -----------------------
sponsoring Abilene Chamber of Commerce, said.
Originality of Design Twenty per cent will be based on originality of the design and theme, and 10 per cent for extraordinary features such as spotlights. blinking lights, mechanical music and carol singing, which contribute to the whole float.
would involve new U.S. military commitments in the Far East. The Eisenhower administration has for several months been following a policy of trying to minimize incidents and get peace as wdely established as possible In that area.
t^Tiat is eventually done will have to be determined at the top level of government by the President and the National Security Council which includes Secretary of State Dulles and Secretary of Defense Wilson.
The Chinese regime at Peiping announced last 'Tue.sday that 11 American airmen and two men this country identified as civilian Section 12 - South Junior High! employes of the U S. Army had | School Band; Float 16. Citizens | been trid on spy charges and sen-1 National Bank. | tenced to prison terms
STORM-WRECKED LIGHTSHIP — The wrecked Lightship South Goodwin, tomb for
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seven crewmen believed trapped inside, lies on her sic^ on a sandbar as waves break over her hull. The lightship, patrolling the treacherous Goodwin sands outside Dover harbor in the English channel, was ripped from her moorings by raging seas and hurricane-force winds. (AP)
4 Kids Killed
PITTSBURGH. Nov. 28 I^A 13-stice agreement for return of all great-grandmother and
prisoners of war. It demanded
Charge Denounced i
On Friday the State Department! denounced the charges as "baseless.” and said the treatment of the men violated the Korean armi
7 Crewmen Abandoned
LONDON, Nov. 28 tJB—Lifeguards
French Fanner, 77, to Die In Slaying of British Family
DIGNE. France. Nov. 28 ¡4^—A seven-man French jury today con-There will be plenty of room for j victed Gaston Dominici. 77-year-old spectators to watch the parade; hiU country farmer, of murdering without crowding if they spread | three members of a titled British out along the long parade route. | family Aug. 5. 1952. it sentenced The route is as follows: j him to die on the guillotine.
Starting at North First and Ce- Drummond. 61. British
dar Sts., the parade will proceed
east on North First to i Lady Ann Drummond; and their
t^hen north on ^ypress Jo North ^ daughter Elizabeth
LOW OF 32
Jack Frost May 5lip Into Town
A possible freeie Sunday night and cooler weather here Monday was forecast by the U. S. Weather Bureau Sunday night.
Sunday night’s low was to be 32 to 35 degrees. The high Monday was to he 60, a five • degree drop from Sunday’s high.
A cool front moved through the city at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, dropping temperatures nine degrees. Winds up to 32 miles an hour kicked up dust.
Dust* had cleared and the wind calmed Sunday night. The wind was out of the east north east after blowing from the north north wind might shift to the southeast west most of the day.
go through the underpass to Chestnut St. and on to South Fourth St., east on South Fourth to Oak St., and then go south again to South Fifth St.
Report by 4:30 p.m.
The C-C has requested that all floats and bands report not later than 4:30 p m. to their designated
the Dominici farm in the southeastern French Alpine foothills. The prosecution said the parents were shot to death around midnight with an Americzm-made carbine, and the little girl was bludgeoned with the butt of the same weapon about three hours later.
The gnarled, whiskered old far-
points. Each float will be placed mer showed no emotion. He stood in a section and will be number-1 with his head tilted slightly to one
side when Marcel Bousquet, scarlet-robed president of the court, read the sentence and added that "every man condemned to death shall have his head cut off.” Dominici had admitted the crimes to police after two of his
ed. Order of formation of sections, bands and floats is as follows: Section 1 — Merkel High School Band: Float 1, Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Section 1 — Abilene Christian College Band; Float 2. South Tex-
Section 3 — Colorado City High School Band; Float 4, Farmers and Merchants National Bank
Section 4 — Baird Band; Float 5. KRBC.
Section I — North Junior High School Band; Float 6. Minter Dry Goods Co.; Float 7, Abilene Savings Association.
Section 6 — Coleman High School Band; Float 8. Abilene Drug and Drug Travelers.
Section 7—Winters Band; Float
as Lumber Co.; Float 3. Abilene | accused him and after he
had been grilled 48 hours. Later he retracted the confession and maintained his innocence throughout the 11-day trial, one of the most sensational to take place recently in France.
The prosecutiiM) had pictured Dominici as a gruff, violent man who had ruled his family with an iron hand. The police gave this version of his original confesson to the triple-murder:
The old man was out hunting
around midnight, as was his custom, when he passed the Drummond car at the Briton's camp site 200 yards from Dominici’s stone farmhouse. He noticed Lady Drummond was undressing and went closer to spy on her.
The woman saw or heard him and screamed, arousing her husband. The two men quarreled, traded blows, and Dominici fired, first at Sir Jack, then at his wife, killing both.
Then the old man fired at the child, Elizabeth. The bullet only creased her, and she ran screaming toward the nearby Durance River. Dominici chased her, and she fell. As she begged for mercy, he clubbed her fatally with the carbine butt.
four little children died in a fire
It also warned Communist China caused J>y * u,'«t
that a long list of "outrages” j ^
accumulating and implied that,- - vunnv Tavlor
though the United States has borne Dead are Mrs Fanny Taylor.
such incidenU with restraint "thus j g
far" it would not continue to !^*Clen^ 5 and nope was auanuuur^ ...
so indefinitely. ^ bS W mrn'ths dd eo crewmen of the Goodwm light-
The American note was deliver- Jannes Brownlee, 18 ,nnndwin
ed to the Peiping regime by the ranking British diplomat, Humph-
their release forthwith. 7,. u.. . kitchen stove explo- battling mountainous seas in Bril-
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cued sailors trapped on the fore section of the 20,125-ton Liberian tanker World Concord today. She split off the Welsh coast ycaterday. But hope was abandoned for sev-
rey Trevelyan, ye.sterday and was returned to him with a rejection today.
‘EvWenc* Too Strong*
Official word reached the State Department from the British government at London. The Chinese Communists, the British reported took the position that the evidence against the Americans was beyond controversy.
(The Peiping Radio, heard in Tokyo, announced rejection and return of the American note and said the decision to prosecute the Americans was taken in view of the "great harm American spy actl-1 vities have on the security of the Chinese people’s government.”) | The Red Chinese action was not unexpected here. But It left the American government with the problem of determining what to do next.
Another boy. Carl Moore, 5 jumped to safety from the second-story apartment window. Unhurt, he ran to his grandmother. .Mrs.
ship stranded on the Goodwin Uqnds. often called the English Channel’s graveyard of ships. Daring frogmen equipped with oxy-acetylene torches and other cutting
search may be tried tomorow, but it was thought the men from the lightship may have abandoned their ship before it was torn from its moorings and washed up oo the sands. A U. S. Air Force helicopter plucked one crewman from the lightship yesterday and returned today to join the futile search for other survivors.
Known dead from the three-day storm reached 10 today. Fear was expressed the toll may climb ligher. While Britons were still
he ran to his grandmother. .% rs., searched the wrestling with the high winds and
Amanda I ryor, who called fire | eq | _____ »eas. meteorologUt.s said a new
men Mrs. Pryor lives on the ' wreck from end to end. ground-floor of the three-story "We have been in all compart-
An uncle. David Pryor, rushed upstairs in a rescue attempt but was driven back by the flames.
menls as far as we could tell, one frogman said, "and there is definitely nobody alive.”
No biidies were found. Another
Mother, 65, Dies
Houston Mon Sought For Slaying of Cop
HOUSTON, Nov. 28 (f) — A 20-1 Merle told me, 'Son, I am hit bad. year-old man signed a statement We’ve got to get out and run.’
Grandmother, 49, Admits Poisoning 4 of 5 Husbands
TUf.SA, Okla., Nov. » ijf» — Grandmother Nannie Doss tonight admitted poisoning four of her five husbands. County Atty. J. Howard Edmondson said.
Earlier today she signed eUte-ments that she poisoned Richard L. Morton Sr.. 64 of Emporia. Kan., and Samuel Doss. 58. of Tulsa. They were Nos, 4 and S.
Late tonight she told County Investigator W. A. Lang she also poisoned husband No. 2, Ernest Harrelson of Jacksonville, Ala., by putting rat poison In his corn whisky. Lang said she told him •he would detail later how she eaused the death of Harley Lan-aukg, of Uxington. N.C. She was fuoM at aayhtg ate alao uaed pokm m Lawnfan-
Mrs. Doss signed a written statement detailing how she poisoned her last mate, Samuel Doss, 58, of Tulsa, and hu.«iband No. 4, Richard L. Morton Sr.. 64. of Emporia, Kan., by pouring rat poison into their coffee.
Edmondson quoted the plump, jovial widow as saying she poisoned Doss because "he was mean” and Morton out of jealousy.
Edmondson said Mrs. Doss informed officers she poured "a lot” of rat poison over a dish of prunes and gave them to Doss. She said she took Doss, a State Highway Department employe, the next day to the hospital where he remained 2S days, the eouoty attorney added.
Tte dag aftar kaa raiufi tema.
Edmondson said she confided, she slipped a tablespoon of the poison i into his coffee. He died at the hospital the next day. last Oct. 6.
Edmondson said murder charges will be filed against Mrs. Doss t<Mnorrow in the Doss death.
She disclaimed any knowledge of any other deaths, Edmondson said, declaring “my conscience is clear.” She made the same comment after her first statement, he noted
Edmondson said investigation has shown the woman had four insurance policies on Morton totaling 11,140 and one for $1.500 on Doss. He said she told him sha
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today saying he was present during a gun battle with police in which a state highway patrolman was killed last night.
However, Archie Lee EUisor blamed his brother. Merle, for firing the shots that killed Robert James Crosby. 27, and injured two other officers.
Ellisor’s statement was witnessed at Ranger headquarters b Harris County Deputy Sheriff B.E. Williams and Capt. Lynn Rose of the State Highway Patrol. Police are s e e k i n g the brother. No charges have been filed. The statement indicated Merle was wounded.
Crosby was shot to death during the chase of a speeding car. Highway Patrolman Doyce C. Doolin, 33, was hit in the face by a shotgun pellet and Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Scarborough was wounded in the aim by a pistol bullet.
Running Gun Fight Ellisor’s statement gave this account of the running gun fight which started when Scarborough tried to stop their speeding car (m the Houston-Beaumont highway:
“I saw an officer on his motorcycle. . .He passed up and Merle started to crowd him*too close and the officer pulled over and let Merle pass hun....The officer told Merle, ‘This is as far as you go.’ Merle stuck the pistol out the window and shot the officer... He staggered backward and pulled his gun and started shooting at us....One shot struck Merle in the back and Merle drove up McCarty (street) i real fast....AU the time the officer fliooting. **AU af a •udden
“I jumped out of the car and ran and hid behind a pile of dirt. There was a lot more shooting and then Merle ran past me and we both ran away. Merle told me while we were running that, ‘The damn rifle jammed and I could not get the lever to working.’ ” Archie said his brother said he could go no farther after they ran for a considerable distance. He
SHAMROCK. Nov. 28 - Mrs A. F. Wischkaemper, Sr., 66. died at 2:15 a m. Sunday in Shamrock General Hospital after an illness of a few hours.
She was the mother of Ed N. Wishcamper, managing e<litor of The Abilene Reporter-News.
Funeral will be at S p m. Monday in Dozier Methodist Church near Shamrock.
Kelso Funeral Home of Wellmg-ton is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wischkaemper Itad apparently been in good health. She and her husband spent Thanksgiving Day in Abilene with their son and his family. She was stricken apparently with a str(Ae about 11 a.m. Saturday. The Ed Wishcamp-ers were en route here at the time of her death.
Mrs. Wischkaemper was bom in Yorktown. Tex., in De Witt County, March 27. 1889. She and her husband were married March 17. 1909.
will be her pastor, the Rev. 0. C. Evans, and a former pastor, the Rev. Bruce Parks of Kelton.
Surviving her are her husband, five children. Ed of Abilene. Joe of Fort Worth. A. F.. Jr., of Sam-norwood, Mrs. Wade Howland of (Jeorgetown and Mrs. W. G. Garrison of Dalhart; and 12 grandchildren.
acab. meteorologists said a new low pressure area was moving m that could unleash more rain and strong or gale winds over most districts tomorrow.
'The Rosslare lifeboat ended the ordeal for the seven Greek sailors adrift in the bow section of World Concord, removing them from the tossing hulk. Another lifeboat yesterday rescued 35 other crewmen from the big tanker’s stem section, which was fuU of highly explosive gas that might blow up if the wreck dashed against coastal rocks.
Two ships already have blown up in the storm. Two crewmen from the Italian collier Pietro were taken to a hospital today after a blast rocked the vessel tied up at a dock in Swansa, Wales.
The blast occurred only a term hundred yards from where the Norwegian tanker Olav Ringdal Jr. blew up yeeterday. killing three crewmen.
Police Probe Two More Burglaries
asked Archie to get a car. _____
Archie phoned relatives who pick- j Shamrock. Her husband w •
and drove him to the'er and land owner. The family
Burglars broke into a downtown Abilene clothing store via the frwit door Sunday afternoon after another clothing store in the heart of the business district had been bur-
...... glarized, probably also during day-
They have lived since In or near ^ light hours Sunday.
ed him up Liberty Tourist Camp. En route, they drove past the scene of the
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home is at Samnorwood, near Shamrock.
Mrs. Wischkaemper had been a member of the Methodist church since 1900. Her membership was in the Samnorwood church.
Officiating at the funeral riles
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NORTH CE.NTRAL AND WEST TEXAS —Fair and cool Monday. Tuaaday claar U> partly cloudy and warmar.
EAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS —GanaraOy fAir ud cool Monday. Tn«a-day incraaaing cloudlnaaa and warmar.
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More than $260 in money and merchandise was immediately discovered to be missing, but store owners were still checking stock Sunday night to determine what their full losses might be.
The two break - ins heaped w<Mr-ries on Abilene police and detectives already working to clear up the rash of burglaries that has occurred here in the past few days.
In a hold break - in between noon and 6 p.m. Sunday, burglars jimmied open the front door of Neely - Barnes Clothiers, 257 Pine St, They broke open the cash reg-iiter, taking approximately $5», went to the front of the show window, taking a two • suiter bag
possible without a complete check to tell what else might be missing.
Barnes said the desk In his office, which contained no money, had been ransacked. It appeared that there had been no attempt to e.-.Ler the safe at the rear ef the store.
A bar across the back door of the building had been taken down but the outside screen was found locked, leading Barnes to believe that the burglars had left the same way they came.
The front door of the store had been opened by a narrow Instrument, which might have been a long screw - driver.
Burglars broke into the Savage-Fishel clothing store. 1080 North Second St. by removing metal bars from a window leading from the back roof into an office ev-srlook-ing the main floor.
ChaRge MIsstRf Clark Savage aod Ed FisheJ,
..... . _ store owners, were busy Sunday
and escaped ' with about seven | night checking stock, A quantiy ef suede leather coats and possibly I small change was missing from a other articles of clothing. leash drswer, $15.^ from a amaU
Charles W. Barnes, store owner, j box in the drawer and at least
West Vetoes Reds’ Parley
WASHINGTON. Nov. 28 (f»-The Western Powers have dispatched a new rebuff to Russia’s call for a conference on European security, which they consider an effort to stall West German rearmament.
Diplomatic experts said that: —------- ^ ,
notes rejecting the latest Russian said he thought the burglars were , one box containing thr^ shirU-
bid for a meeting would be delivered in Moscow tomorrow.
U.S., British, and French leaders decided the Russians could n
possibly frightened away as they missed about 160 in the cash register that was under some checks. He said about five of the leather
have intended their prop(»al seriTjackeU, wWch sell for $35 ^
oualy since the time was to short ibeeB takas, asd that ik wae uBr
which sell for $4 50 each.
Savage and Fishel had been to the store Sunday moming and believed the burglary had tak«i place after that tima, but eosld not be poeitive.