Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 1, 1954, Abilene, Texas
Mild®l)e Chilene 3^ciOrterMDMIIVG'WITHOUT OR WII H OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—ByronVOL. LXXIV, NO. 106 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1954—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
German Arms Plan Agreed
LONDON. Sept. 30 LP — Nine Western allies agreed tonight on a historic program to enlist a new Wei,t German army in a defense alliance against cormtmnism.
old enemies who are becoming new friends was given in a communique:
“Agreement was reached in principle on the modification required
The free world foreign ministers in the Brussels Treaty for the ad-
alsc appeared headed toward a general settlement designed to wipe out the ancient fears and rivalries that have rent Europe for centuries.
The program emerged as the climax of a series of compromises between thrice-invaded France and her partners. As hammered out at the nine-power conference here, it would:
1. End the Allied occupation of West Germany by about the end of this year. Amencan-Brilish-French surrender of some rights may take place almost immediately-
2 Allow the Wot Germans to rearm under a strict international watch to be carried out by a seven-
herence of Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany."
That clause, according to a British Foreign Office spokesman, means the conference is “over the hump."
It means that, aside from some hard technical work by experts in the coming month, the way is clear for the Germans to join NATO.
Next comes the problem of restoring We.st Germany’s sovereignty.
As the communique outlined the
NEAR MISS—The planet Venus (pointing arrow appears to be heading for a collision with the moon in the picture above. .Ac-
“The nine-power conference held many mil-
two further sessions on Sept. 30 and made good progress. .Agreement w a.' reached in principle on the modifications required in the Brussels Treaty for the adherence |
nation European Armaments Au-! of Italy and the Federal Republic
3. Bring West Germany simultaneously into an enlarged Brussels alliance and into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as its 15th member. Italy, a wartime enemy too, will also join the Brussels group, formed by five nations in
Key clue to the progress of the
“The ministers also discussed in ! detail the practical military ar- i rangements required under the Brussels Treaty and the North .At- ! lantic Treaty in connection with the i German defense contribution. Va- ■ riou.s practical problems were re- ' 1 mitted for expert study and the ministers will resume their discus-
lions of miles on the other side of the moon. The moon and Venus were in the same part of the sky Thursday night, an event that occurs every few years, and could be seen plainly in Abilene. The planet and moon reached their closest point of “conjunction” about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. (The photo was taken at l-30th second at F 5 6 with a 15-inch lens by Staff Photographer Charles Thompson .
complicated negoiiations between I sions tomorrow.
Mrs Oiler was the eighth person to he kilIíKi in a traffic accident in Brown County this year.
Mother, 23, Killed In Brownwood Wreck
BROW \W(X>D. Sept. 30— Mrs. f James R Cornett of San Saba. Peggy June Cornett Oiler. tí3. wife Funeral arrangements will be an-of a Fort HixkI sergeant only r«> nounced by Davis Morris Funeral cently returned from Germany. ¡ Home.
was killed instantly in a two-car ¡ InvesiiK.iimg otf cer.s were Pal-collision vest oí here Thui'sday mer. Brown County Sheriff Ray afternoon. I Masters, and Coleman County De-
Injured were her two children. ’ Puty Sheriff Raymond Graves her sister, and a nephew who were riding in the car.
Driver of the other car. Lloyd S Laird. 36. of Goldthwaite. is being held here by Brown County sheriff’s office pending further investigation. Highway Patrolman H G Palmer of Brownwood said.
The almost head-on-accident occurred 12miles west of here on I’ S Highway 67-34 at about 3 p m The accident was about 200 yards inside the Brown County line.
Injured included Mrs. Oiler’s sister, Mrs. Gayle McLane. 20. of Brownwood; the two Oiler children.
Bobby, 3. and Donna Carol. 15 months: and Mrs .McLane’s son.
Mrs. McLane sufiered a broken arm and possible internal injuries and Mikey a broken leg Both are at Santa Anna HospiUtl.
Donna Carol received a broken collar hone and was taken to Metli-cal Arts Hospital in BrownwtxKl by a passer-by Her brother received only bruises and was not hospitalized.
None of the injured are in critical condition. Palmer said
The collision happened as I.aird, driving a HMl auto, was attempting to pass a 1947 auto driven by .Mr*. Opal Waldrep, May Route 2.
Mrs. Waldrep’* car wa.s slightly damaged, hut she was not injured
Palmer said that it had not yet been decided wIhi wa.s driving the car in which the wtmien and children were riding. It was a model with only about 250 miles on the .sjveedometer.
.Mr* Oiler was the wife of M-Sgt Dillard Oiler, who in .sialiont'd at Fort HihkI. She and the children had been staying with her mother. Mi.s Irene Cornett, and si.ster at Brow nw mHl .since I he family’.s return from Germany last June.
Mr* OUer was born hept 16,
1931 at Bangs, and was a graduate of BrownwiHid Ibgh School and Brownwood Hu.sinc.ss College
Survivors include her hu.sband; the two children: her siisier: her nwther. and her graiidfalher,
Row Revealed By Two GOP Cabinet Heads
Warehouse Burns Here
A ti«n;rto packing wartdwuse buck of 1432 Pine .St burned Thursday n:ght Jack Weese. 15, told txilice he saw three boys run out of the building iu.st before it bur^ into tlames Wee.ve lives nearby iMi Cypress St The warehouse t>eIonged to B R Gohlsimth of 1725 Lilius St. He was out of town at the time of the tire.
Mrs Goldsmith s.iid the end of the building that buriHHi coivtained tomato packing bins and packing material. A cold storage vault containing tomatm's and bananas was cfuirrtxl on the outside but did not burn.
Firemen said they have mX ctimpleted investigation of the fire, and (XHild not give any statement a.s to cause or amount of damage.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 30 i#u^c-retary of Labor Mitchell said publicly today that h“ and Secretary of Commerce Weeks have been having differences over policy.
Both Cabinet members, however, declariKi they are still on President FLsenhower's team. Mitchell addevi: “I can take care of myself"
Mitchell, in acknowlt*dging at a new s conference that he and Weeks have differed over piXicy on labor relations and other matters, said his department is winning most of the argument.*.
White House Silent
.At Fhsenhower’s vacation headquarters in Denver. Murray Sn>d-er. assi.stant press secretary, said there would be no White House
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Soggy Skies (over Large Texas Area
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thunder cracked open soggy skies over most of Texas Thursday and dumped as much as inches of rain.
Only the Panhandle ^basking in
brisk autumn weather—and extreme Southwest Texas failed to get rain as water-laden clouds rolled in steadily from the Gulf of Mexico and slowly blanketed the state.
In the Panhandle, a cool surge of air hung around and temperatures stayed in the 70s and 80s. Dalhart had the low maximum, 72, and it was 97 at Presidio. Most of Texas had temperatures in the 80s and IfOs.
Corpus Christi measured 2.52 inches of rain in the 24-hour period ending at 6:30 p m. It rained from the Gulf Coast to Abilene in West Texas—leaving the South Plains high and dry along with the Panhandle.
More of the same was predicted Friday in the same sections of the state as Thursday.
Brownsville reported 1.59 inches of ram. Cotulla. in South Texas,,
1 11, and Palacios, on the coast, 1.78.
The Brownsville Weather Bureau said squally w eather resulting from Hurricane Gilda in the Honduras
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Plunging Antenna Pierces Man's Arm
W. M. Hodnett. 38, roughneck for Dixon-Polston Drilling Co., received a icvere arm mjury Thursday 2:30 p.ro. In a Ir«^
rig accident near Bronte.
Hodnett's left arm was pierced by a seven-foot radio antenna tfiat fell 131 feet from the top of the rig. H. O. Polston, owner of the company, said.
He was taken to a Bronte ho.*pi-tal with the 14-inch thick steel still sticking mto his arm. It had to be cut thriHigh with a blowtorch before the point could be removed from his arm.
The injured man was then brought to Hendrick Memorial Hospital for further treatment. A doctor said his arm was “broken all to pieces" and tendons were severely injured.
Hodnett. who lives at 2809 Cedar St.. is the father of four children, Polston said. He has worked for the company about a year and a
The rig is locatinl on the Las-well ranch about sl\ miles north of Brimte.
Guilty on All But One Count
SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 30 (AP>--Cpl. Claude Batchelor tonight was convicted of collaborating with the enemy and squealing on fellow prisoners of war in Korea and was sentenced to a life term in prison.
The court-martial verdict of guilty on five of six counts was returned after 2 hours and 14 minutes of deliberation.
“I can take it,” Batchelor murmured to his weeping mother as they embraced after learning of the verdict, but before the court determined 1-—
The board asked if he wanted to say anything before it retired to consider sentence.
Batchelor, through his attorney, said he did not.
The 22-year-oId Kermit, Tex., soldier was acquitted on one count of informing on fellow prisoners, convicted on two others. He was found guilty on three counts of collaborating with the enemy.
The eight-member court-martial board began its deliberations at 7:36 pm.
Batchelor martaged a weak smile when the verdict was read. His mother burst into tears.
The sentence carries with it a dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of all pay and allowances. It is subject to review by higher military authorities.
Russia Asks A, H-Bomb Elimination
LWTED NATIONS, N.Y., SepL 30 (Jv-Russia’s Andrei Y. Vishin-sky today proposed the elimination of all atomic and hydrogen weapons by stages and the eventual use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes only.
Vishiosky put before the U N. Assembly at the end of a speech lasting one hour and 41 minutes the most complicated and detailed resolution on disarmament so far offered by Moscow in the 9-
A hundred people were in the ; history of the IN.
OOOH, WET—As the rain came lightly down in Abilene, Donna Kay Armstrong ventured out to play in the grass and gutter streams. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Armatroag oi 6aa SN Hat St. Slae wtU be three years old in December. (Staff Photo by Bob GuUey)
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court room when the court-martial board returned to announce the sentence after M minutes of deliberation.
Batchelor smiled weakly, then saluted the court smartly.
His mother was not present when the sentence was pronounced.
The three counts of collaboration on which he was convicted charged \
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FOR ABILENE AFB
McKee Submits Low Mess Hall, Dorm Bid
Rolv»rt F McKee General Contractor. Inc.. of El Paso, was the apparent low bidder Thursday for construction of five dormitories and thri'e dining halls at Abilene Air Force Base The five bids riveived* wwe
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[ opt*ned about 2 pm at the Fort Worth district office of the Corps of Engineers.
McKee’s bid was $1.677.600. Col. Harry 0 F'lscher. district engi-net‘r. announmi St'cond apparent low hid ot $1,705 .548 was submitted by iMtinger Construiium Co. Ot Fort \torth.
270 Dm>s to Mork McKt'e will ha*e 270 calendar days to complete the project after a work order is i.xsued The El Paso construct on firm was previously the low bidder for iXMistruction of scxcii dormitirics ami two me.NS halls and administration buildings.
Work on the $184.108.40.2060 vontract got underway m February and is 42 |>er cent cmnpletc McKee submitted the low bid ot $411.000 for con.struction ot a. base warehoiiM' and a low bid of ’ $2,49.i.ti00 for cv»nstruct ion of base luKspilal.
Started in Ainil Work on the warehou-e started in .‘Xpril and wvnk on the hospital li ju.sl getting undeiwax It is ilHUit 10 per cent complete Next bid oiH'uing for the ba.^e Will be tVt. 12 when bids will be oihmuhI at the Fort Worth dis triet oftke tor consirucdon of a railroad .spur The contractor will have 180 caleiHiar days to com pUle the spur
Girl, 3, Drowns
TEXARKANA. Stnn 30 Anette Aaron. S. daughter ot Mr and Mrs Garvin .Aanm of Texarkana. dmwneil in an ahgmloned gravel pit lluirsday a« a playmate bokad on halpleaaly.
Rain in varying amounts fell in Abilene and area Thursday and unless conditions are altered drastically there may be a repeat performance Friday.
A heavy shower Thursday afternoon dumped from .17 to .45 inch in Abilene. The lesser amount was reported at .Municipal Airport and the maximum at gauges at 1829 South Eighth and A26 Poplar Sts.
.Area rainfall ranged from a shower at Ha.*kell to an estimated one inch at Cisco, .50 at Eastland and .60 at Gorman where .50 inch tell Wednesay.
Forecast Thursday night for Friday and Saturday indicated more showers. Should, by scwne stroke of good fate, a cool air mass move
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^ into the area the precipitation : might occur ir more abundance.
The forecaster at Municipal Airport said skies over Abilene were heavily' laden with moisture Thursday night. The moist warm air is moving in fiom the Gulf of Mexico.
All needed to set off the rainfall is instability in the form of a cool air mass from the north. The cool mass that lingered iir the Panhandle for the past 48 hours has reversed itself and started moving northward over Oklahoma as a warm front, eluninat-ing that possibility.
Thursday afternoon showers were general over the slate to about Midland and north to Lubbock.
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NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Partly rloudy »dll aeattered ahowera aod thua-d«r ahowrra Friday and Saturday. No imporla ni temperature rSanaea.
WEST TEXAS — Partly rloody Fnday aad Saturday «lUt widely acaitered al»w.
aad Uiuaderaliowera nwatly kt Ota Paahandic mìhL South Plains of the Pecos River. No imgDrtant temperature chanfea.
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Huh aad tow teotporauirua aanao data la«t yw. *4 and *1.
Sunart Uat autht *■.» wm Sunrta# today «:33 a.m. Suaaat touight 4:34 p.m. Barometer reading a* « 3« P-m. 1« 13. Relative humiduy at t-3* p.m. •9'x.
Russia Seeks Peace He also told the U..N. that Moscow bases its foreign policy squarely on a policy of peaceful co-existence between the Communist and capitalist states. He hailed the defense of the European Defense Community plans by the French Parliament, smd said that attempts are being made by r ar-like circles to unleash a new war in Korea.
I In unveiling Moscow’s new look Ion <R»aTmamefH, VishiniAy passed I over with slight comment Presi-I dent Eisenhower’s propo^ for 1 the peaceful uses of atomic ener-j gy. He said that Secretary Dulles did not present concrete proposals to the Assembly last week and the Russians would wait until they see something on paper in the Assembly before giving their views.
Vishinsky also proposed in his resolution that the Disarmament Commission study and clarify the British-French proposals of last June 11 which provide that U.N. members agree they should not use nuclear weapons except as a defense against aggression.
Adopts Prep4»aJs Vishinsky’s adoption of the BrIK ish-French proposals as a base for his resolution was a startling change of pace. Western delegates said it would be closely studied.
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., United Slates chief delegate who listened to Vishinsky, said that the Yishin-sky resolution will receive careful anid earnest consideration by the U.S. government.
13 COUNTIES TO SHARE
$1.9 Million in Abilene Area Farm Roads Approved
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ICC Rules No Uw ‘ BansSeuregetion
W VSHINGTON ».f* An Interstate Ci»mmercc Commission examiner .said tiKl.iy there is no amstuii-lional provi.sioii or ftnleral law w iieh prohibit* “reasonable segre-Kation" of while and Negro pa.s-si'iigers traveling in inter>tate eornmerve Cm this finding, the examiner, l.xavlore Freid*on. rectimmended ihol the UT dismiss a complaint by Miss Sarah Keyes. New York r’tty Negro, that she was »objected to discrimination by the Carolina Coach Co tl Roanoke Rapids. N. C , in August 1952 when a bu» driver insisted that »he change her seat
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.40 i The Texas Highway Commission .45 has appropriated $1,950,000 to he spent on construction of farm-lo-markel roads in Tiislrict 8 of which .\hilene is headquarters Under a program of F-M roads to be built during 19.55.56, a total of 137 5 miles of secondary roads are lo be built in the district, a portion of this to be in each of the 13 counties in the district
road intersection: 1^.000 FISHER COVSTX - 8 9
F-M 1986 four miU*» west of Jayton miles ^ northwest to end of F-M 1228; ,, o .u / II.,.. LO n'ii® ^70171 end of FM 643 west
i to 048; total of $81,000 for last two project*
southeast to Jones County line; and 4 1 miles from F-M 611 at Hobbs west to Scurry line: total of $145.000 for both projects.
HASKELL COUNTY’ — 7 8 miles fnim State Highway 283 at 0 Brien west to intersection;
! 12 4 miles from U. S 277 at Wein-
E H Thonton Jr . commisMon ert east to Throckmorton County chairman, stated Thursday that the , line: total of $272,006 for both funds for this pi-ograra are being j projects
I derived from the Ftniera! Aid I Highway Act of matched
f with slate highway funds on a dol-lar-for-dollar haNis
Must Obtain Kight-ot Way District Highway Engineer J. C. (Jakei Roberts aid that work will begin on the new projects as soon as final planning is completed and right of w ay is obtained Outlined in minutes passed by the I'oinmission the following road prvijects scheduled to be completed in District 8 during the next two years BORDEN COUNTY — 58 mile» from F M 1957 east to the end gt F M 1610 at the Scurry County line: $38.000.
C.AIXAHAN COUNTY - 17 miles of U. S 310 from Shackelford County line: $U8.608. This is a rehabilitatio« program for • primary highway 1 3 5 miles from I'. S •0 five uiUea east of Baird south to
HOWARD COl’NTY - 5 00 miles from U. S 87 at Fairview west to road intersection; and 7 1 miles from end of F-M 818 Lomax east to end of F-M 21»; total of $115.-000 for both projects.
JONES COUNTY — 62 miles
from end of F M 1193 at Nugent southeast io F-M 1082; *nd 10.2 miles fixim F M 136 at Noodle west and north to Fisher County line; total of $279,000 for both projects
KENT COUNTY — 92 miles on F -M 948 DickciKS County line south; $165.000. 7 00 miles from end of
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Is m school . K> h« wdl op prectot« vour poying him prompt-Iv, at thw IifTMi m ¥>hich h« hos lo cwllect now IS shoft«r than during th# sumn>«f stoson.
MITCHELL COUNTY - 5 0
miles from State Highw ay lOl seven mile* north of Colorado City west to Colorado River, and 8 1 mile» from State Highway 208 eight mile* south of Colorado City east lo end ol F-.M 644; total of $120,000 for both projects Nt>L.\N COUNTY — 11.0 miles from end of F-M 608 at Maryneal northeast to Slate Highway 70; $138,000.
SCURRY COUNTY — 3 > miles from F M 1606 west of Ira west to proposed F-M road, $75 (WO: 2 0
miles from end of KM 1607 west to F-M 1609; and 3,0 miles from F M 1610 south and west to Lake Thomas Dam; total of $37.501# for last two proiects SH.ACKELFORD COUNTY - 2 7 miles on U S 3«J from Moran 1« Callahan County Ime, $l06(.k)6; and 26 miles from end of F-M 576 we*t to U S. 283. $41.000.
STONEWALL COUNTY — 5 1 mile» 11 om end of FM 2211 ea»t to F .M 616 at Aspermonl, and 4 6 miles from end of F-M 1648 six miles north ol Swenson north; total ot llOb.Oiw (or both project».
TAYLOH COUNTY — •« mil#» frum end iM F M »48 uint nule» west of Bradshaw aorUiwait to U. S 377. r/b.iktt.