Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 30, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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Dulles Rules Out China Blockade
North Pole Scene Wins Float Prize
Hy GKORGIA NELSON Roporter-News Staff Writer
Crowds estimated at more than 50.(KM> lined Abilene streets in Chnstmas-like weather Monday evening to see the city’s BIGGEST Christmas parade yet.
Amid spirited marche.s and cheery Christmas music by IB Ab- ||; ilene and area school bands. 22 ,, gorgeous floats depicted the my- i riad of happy and religious as- i pects of Christmas.
Grand prize winner among the fioats was Coca Cola Bottling Com-pany’.s North Pole scene showing .Santa and iii.s reindt'er oiitsidt-his igloo home Taking the il.'iO prize, it was decorated by members of Zeta Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
Runners up in st'coiid and third places were the float entered by Miami Operating Co , decorated hy Key City Kiwanis Club wive.s, and the entry of The Reporter-News, decorated by the Abilene High School a cappella choir.
The Miami Operating Co. double float deputed Santa’s reindeer poised tor the annual tliglu .30 minutes belore time lor the old gentleman in the r<*d suit to take off
Tiie Reporter-N’ews tloal. taking « religious theme, showed a “Heavenly Christmas.’’ with tiny angels near a decorated Christmas tree.
$100 Second Prize i
Second and third prizes were ' $100 and $7.). respectively.
Float.s listed as the seven next best after the top three prize winners were entered by P S. Marine Crops, decorated by Marine Recruiting Station personnel; Miniers Dry Goods Co . decorated by H-SP Colt Club; radio station KW-KC. decorated by Marine Reserve corivs; Thornton’s Department Store, decorated by Alpha Omicron: West Texa.s Ptilities Co., decorated by B & P W members; r & M .National Bank, decorated by F & M employes: and Citizens National Bank, decorated by the National Secretarie.s Club.
-Although packing Atiilene strei’ls
Secretary Blasts Red Asia Moves
Judge Jesse Smith, Former State Senator, Banker, Dies
CHICAGO. Nov. 29 Secretary of State Dulles declared tonight the Pnited States will “react vigorously” against Communist provocation in Asia but he ruled out
for the present any “w’ar action | .......
such as a naval and air blockade ■ g^d was re-elected to the position of Red China,” ' again in 1916. After serving
The secretary .said that, in con-1 g senator in the Texas trast to soft talk from Moscow, | Senate from 192.'5 until l92it, he the Chine.se Communists ”have i aj/gin served as county .iudge dur-talked and acted with increasing j j^g the ix’riods 1931-33, 1941-43,
BRECKENKIDGK. Nov. 29 <RNSt—.fudge Jesse R. Smith. 82, former Stephens County judge, banker and state senator, died at 10 a.m. Monday in Stephens Memorial Hospital. He suffered a heart attack Friday He became county judge in 1914
“They break their armistice agreemenLs and they outrage the elemental decencies of internatior -al conduct,” Dulles said React Vigorously He added, in a speech prepared for the 4-H Club congress:
“Our nation will react, and re-
In 1918 he organized the Guaranty State Bank in Breckenridge and was director of the .National Bank of Commerce in Fort Worth. He was also organizer, director and first president of the Security State Bank of Mineral Wells.
Judge Smith was born May
vigorously, but without allow- i 2, 1872 in Flat Woods. Tenn., and
ing ourselves to be provoked into action which would l>e a violation of our international obligations and i which would impair the alliance of the free nations”
He sDoke out after Senate Re publican Leader Knowland of California called for a tight blockade on the Chinese Communist coast in retaliation for the Peiping regime’s imprisonment of 13 Amer-' icans on what the State Department has called trumped up spy charges.
Ready to Fight
The speech had been billed in ma.jor address.
came to Texas, .settling in Ellis County in 189ft. He received his education at North Texas Slate Normal, now North Texas State College, at Denton, and the University of Texas, After graduation
.lESSE R. SMITH ... as county judge In 1042
he returned to Ellis Gounly where he taught school. In 1909 he moved to Breckenridge and became su-
Insane Criminals Riat Briefly, Quit
advance as a . , ■
Dulles said America’s greatest Twenty-three sn.sane criminals, m-contribution to peace “is to be! eluding killer Howard Unruh, liot-readv to fight, if need be,” i ed today for two hours at the Sew
“That does not mean being true-1 Jersey State Hospital, then meekly ulent or provocative or militaris-1 stripped otf all their clothing nnd
tic.” he said.
The secretary also said the United Stales will be vigilant against any trickery in words like
Unruh. de.scribcd by officials as a disinterested participant, was committed to the hospital five \ears ago after he killed 13 persons in a shooting spree al Camden The naked, cold and wet rioters
Nov. 29 If' — The hospital director said most of the patients wanted to get out of the dining hall.
Five attendants slammed the door of the dining hall shut and then released the prisoner-patienls who wanted to leave one at a time.
|)erintendent of public schools.
He retired from public office in 1951 and devoted his time to farming and ranching interests.
A steward in the First Methodist Church at the time of his death. Judge Smith had the longest continuous member.ship of any man in the church
He was a Knights Templer. 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Moslah Temple of the Mystic Shrine in Fort Worth. His other activities included, membership in the Breckenridge Lions Club; chairman of Goodfellows. and chairman of the Red Cross for many years.
He was married to the former Miss Betty Parkes, who died In 1941. On Jan. 4, 1943 Mrs. Irene Smith became the bride of Judge Smith in the State Senate chamber in Austin.
Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Urst Methodist Church in B.-eckenridge, with the Rev. P. W. Walker of Denton officiating. Rev, W'alker will be a.ssisted by the Rev. W. L. Hankla, pastor of the Breckenridge First Methodist Churchj and the Rev. H. H. McBride, pastor of the Breckenridge Baptist Church.
Masonic graveside rites will be held in Breckenridge Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of Breckenridge, one .son. Dr. Dick Smith, head of the Social Science Department at Tarleton State College in Stephenville and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Paul Williams, Bob Bowers, Bernice Trammel, D, T. Bowles, T. O. Gray and R. A. Sneath.
Kiker Funeral Home will be In charge of arrangements.
On Eve of 80th Birthday, Churchill, Plans for Future
18 blocks LONDON. Nov 29 T — Prime!
spectators Minister Sir Win.«.t<m Churchill lo-
I night reached the thro.shold ot liis tJOth birthday immer.sed in plan.'' lor tlie tuture ot Britain and the world.
i With time tor liltle more than ;
' a nod to the ¡lasl. Chinihill played
; ho."t at No 10 Downing Stn-et to ' hi." Caliinet colleagues.
riie minisler.s gathered at his , residence to congratulate him, j then put tlie tinisliing touches on opened the Christmas season lor ¡his Conservative government’s
to capacity along the of the parade route, were orderly and Abilene Police Department said the event went off without a .serious mishap. Tlie police department expressed its thank,s to members of military reserve units that helped keep the eager audience in line .so the parade could proceed without interruption.
Sponsored by .Abilene Chamber of Commeree. the parade olticially
the city area.
and surrounding trade
program and strategy for the coming months.
Tomorrow Churchill will be 80 and a new session of Parliament will he onened l)V (^ueen Elizabeth II The two events—one looking liaik and the other iorward-are entwined in a program tliat provides Cliurcliill a strenuous day even hy his standards.
Elsewhere in London, in a .small, three-room ollite. 50 volunteer workers struggled to keep ahead ot an avalanelu’ ol elieeks, letters and telegrams pouring in for Churehill’s 80tli liirtlulay Prescn-•ation fund. The fund has now reached more than $280.(M)0.
“The Prime .Mini.ster has telephoned daily to .see how the fund was coming along.” one of the workers said. “He was interested not in the amount collected, but in the number of responses,”
More than 200,000 persons in Britain, the Commonwealth, the United States and the various nations of Europe have remembered him. They have .sent in everything Iroin the w idow s mite to big
“coexistence In saving that the Chinese have
been ^ out ot the tl.nin« hall where
also said tlial »-ar | they had barricaded themselves
••there >s after Atty. Gen. Grover C, !iieh.
than seemed to be the ca.se a lew
He repeated America’s policy is to have enough striking power to resjwnd against any new Communist aggression at a place and with the means ol our own choosing.
In speaking of the Red Chinese being guilty of increasing violence,
Dulles said. “They break their armistice agreements and they outrage the elemente<l decencies of international conduct.”
man Jr. and U. S. District Judge Phillip Forman talked to an inmate in whose sympathy the outbreak was staged.
Dr Harold Magee, hospital director, said a “hard core of five
Censure Voting Due Wednesday
WASHINGTUN. Nov. 29 i.fv—Sen. inmates” started the riot at dinner j McCarthy <R-\Vis> won Senate
time, wrecking chairs and tables and eventually sotting .some of them on fire.
Magee told newsmen he doubted
agreement tonight to wind up ilC' bate and start voting Wednesday on the question of censuring him. Sen. Danger 'R-ND> blocked the
leriiciiiwiii*» luilliy lu mr inmui;
His prepared text did not specify j some 280 other inmates that he was here talking of the | disinterested,” Magee
imprisonment of the 13 Americans, j ‘‘FJrobably ju.st stood there
Unruh was a willing participant move for a while, but withdrew his but said the killer had an oppor- j objection after earnest ap|>eals on tunity to leave the dining room the Senate floor by Republican and
Democratic leader.s—as well as by McCarthy and his supporters.
The action came after .McCarthy,
in notes to the Chinese Commu nists on the subject.
Mercury May Drop to 25
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but he had used similar language ^ unconcerned with no ideas to leave his right arm m a sling, nrama
....." ' ar stay.” tically offered to withdraw’ any
The inmates held 54-year-old at- “discourteous and offensive” lan-tendant Earl Hubbard prisoner in ■ guage of the kind that led to the the dining hall of the room de- tiling of censure charges against tention building during the riot. ¡him.
Magee said Hubard was held bv At the same time the Wisconsin
the arms by two inmates while senator refused to back down an others hit him. Hubbard suffered ' inch from the viev^s and actions head injuries. rellected in those words of his.
Five other attendants were hurt “In the facts and opinions that when they
proposal. Apparently, though, he was simply tired of the long Wran-I gling that had been going on—
I while the galleries emptied of spectators—over the wording of the resolution.
McCarthy tried at one point to get in proviso that he could file some censure ch-arges of his own against his accusers. Under the rules, this would give those accused — McCarthy named ben*. Flandens 'R-Vu, Fulbught <D-Ark> and Morse Gnd-Ore) as likely targets — only 30 minutes to defend lhem.selves.
Sen. McClellan <D-Ark> called this a “flagrant violation” of fair play rules and in the end McCarthy abandoned the idea.
The final agreement to limit debate was sponsored jointly by
A cold front will roll in Tues- jumped 12 feet to a courtyard be-day afternoon bringing .Abilene's low the dining hall fir.st freezing weather of the sea-; Magee said the riot started at son during the night. !4,25 pm. when 303 of the Inmates
The U. S, Weather Bureau warn-|v.tie in the dining hall for their ed motorists to protect their cars, ¡evening meal. He said they start
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smashed windows and ; I held. I am unchanged.^ declared^ ^ Democratic «-"a—
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chc( ks. One anonymous donor sent mercury was expected to drop ed “shouting, yelung and breaking
11 Ru.s>ian ruble.s—$2 75 by Rus- o5-28 degrees before daylight up furniture”
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The contributions make up one cold front was due to arrive
of the largest personal birthday •'from the northwest between 2 and
afternoon and early evening se.s-sion.
Danger ne\er did say why lie I objected to .McCarthy’s cul-it-shorl
presents of all time.
MOSCOW. Nov 29 ,P-Sovi(l Foreign Mini.ster \’ M Molotov called today tor a formal Ea.'^tern military bloc including Ea.^t (¡er many to counter the svi>iem id alliance the M'e.-t is buildinc up
Molotov addressed the opening se.ssion of tlie Comimini.sts’ European Colleelive Secunly Cuiiter-ence in the white marl)le hall ol the Spiridonoyka Palaee Soviet ot ticials had invited 25 countries, but the Western powers turned down the bid.
Delegations ot seven Communist-ruled Europi'un countries and six of the Soviet Union’s republic.s showed up. along with observers from Red China.
The Soviet foreign minister began his keynote sjK'ech by declaring recent events and the possibly imminent ratification of the Paris agreements to rearm Wfft Germany havt led to a
‘perdous course, dangerous tor peace” in Europe He called on the countrie^ represented al the Mosfow conlereiue to “consolidate their torces and
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consideralily .strengthen them in case the Paris a,greements are rati-tied” adding:
“It is nece.ssary that we duly carry out the preparation ot such deleiise measures as will .strcngth-ci; our defenses, in accordance with the needs ol the present moment
More .Annies Due I •■Tills demands ot the ^tal;’^ t;iking part in ihi.s eonterence that I they take measures in the field ; ol organizing their miltary forces ; and their commands and that they take such measures as are rrcce.s-sary to protect the peaceful labor ot their peoples and to protect their frontiers.’’
! Molotov urged the Western pow-ers to abandon their course and 1 iiret;
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AI.mi-NK AM> VKIMTY Mo,il> floudv «nd scanner l'uesdu>. turiiuui much colder Tuesday atteriiuon and niuht. Part-Iv cloudy ;md continued cilrt W'ed:;e.sd'iy High temp«‘iature Tuesday bO to 75 de-' grees l.ow Tuesdav night 25 to 2i High Wednesday about 4«
NOKTH (KMRVl- TKXAS Mofcll.v cloiidv Aitli oi'casioiu.l rant Tueaday and Tue'di.v night, turning i-older in «es' und north Tue-.day nitht with kiweit ;g-34 degrees hi northwest Wednesday cloudy lo o.,itt' cloudv <^tIh o,--..ional rain in utiulheii-•(
wrs r I i :\vs MosU. cloudv .«nd «md;. luexlas and 'lue-day ntghl; a few sno’.v ilnrrns and much i-oldei in north, and conaiderahiH colde*- ei'fewhere Tuesda.v
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6 pm. Tuesday. Monday night it extended along a line from Durango. Colo., to Winslow and Phoenix,
4riz. , .
' Whether tlie front will bring any ^ rain or snow depended on a warm front that Monday night was in i the Rio Grande Valley north of Presidio and El Paso.
The warm front is expected to go to the north of Abilene before the arrival of the cold front and if it does it will bring in dry air from the south,
Tf the dry air arri\es. only ik)s-.sible snow flumes arc expected here later with the cold front But if the warm front does not come through Abilene, the cold front is likely to touch oif a con.siderable amount ot rain.
Sunday night's low reading of .33 degrees was the colilest temperature recorded here thus tar for the season. The high Monday was 60
If the warm front come.s through Abilene the high Tuesday will like-, High .nd low tempcTutur« Mr *4 hour, ly go to 75 degrees and If not. end«! at 6 30 p m ; 60 .nd 33 about 60 The cold front coming
u”v, ! in TuMday afternoon will hold
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McCa'ithyT'a ^¡»w^aTlod figu«
1. Debating time will be divided equally between those favoring and those opposing the McCarthy censure re.solution starting at 10 a m. tomorrow Knowland and Johnson get the job of apportioning the time among those who want to speak.
2 The Senate will “proceed to vote” at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
3. Before any actual voting takes place, however, there will be more, but strictly limited debate—• total of 60 minutes for each amendment
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DETROIT. Nov. 29 F-Federal and state mediators saM thi.s evening “a lot of work still is to be done” if a threatened strike ! against the Chry.sler Coi p is avert-j ed before a 7 am. tomorrow deadline.
Negotiators fiom (’hry-xler and the CIO United Auto Workers Union .slugged it out at the bargaining fable all day.
There were imlications the talks might go throughout the night up to the strike deadline.
Federal Mediator F.. Al .^con-jers commented "Both partie.-are exerting realistic efforts toward settlement”
Earlier, however, a Chrysler! standards spokesman said, “If the parties measures ' make a diligent effort, we believe an agreement can be reached. We I are prepared to make such an ef-i fort at this meeting ”
a larger part of the automobile i or motion, a total of four hours market in its big competitive for substitute motiwt.
fight with Ford and General Mo- ^on Dirksen (R-lID announced
j he will have ready a complete lub-
Tlie l AW tliu-utened to »hut j for the censure resolution
down Chrvsler's automotive hody i sufttd'fted by the Walk™ commit-division 10 hack up its demands! >« and later broadened to re^ke lor a ciimpany-uilion contract cov-' arthy lor allacklns the at-ering 8aU office worker,, ta Ihel^' eomint tee itsell. Wu is divi.'ion. Thev voted last August '"o/fno'
to hat e the f AW represent them. ’'’'oded j
A strike would idle .10,00d , aPI»i'ded to tnvesligate cha ges .1
mediatelvaud. ifprolimged, wouldid^y"""«
idle « lo.se to 150.000 in riiry.-iler ' ____
humiiiity .1 7 30 p w j mg mghtlima k»w.
1 touiiy with ChTiiler’i dnvf to geli ficc workera.
While li wa.sn’t specitic, the UAW said issues involved are wage reclassifications, production and safely and health for the white collar workers.
Chrysler said U had offered “the; .same contract that cmrently pre-: vails in 19 other plants of the cor ¡ poralion, covering some 5,000 of-
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