Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 3, 1954, Abilene, Texas
ACC 6 Mem. St. 6
Lamar 19 McNurry 13
Trinity 14 H-SU 0
Texas 40 Rice 41 Wash.». 14 Cornell 20
TOX.A&M 6 Tex. Tech 13 Georgia OOkla. A&M 13
Wisconsin 6 Mich. ». 0
Arkansas 20 TCU 13
Ga. Tech 10 Purdue 27 SMU 7N.Dame 14
CLOUDY®íje 3^eportet ~iBctosí SUNDAY'WITHOUT OR Wn H OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron
VOL. LXXIV, NO. 108
Associated Press (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, OCT. 3. 1954—SIXTY-EIGHT PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS
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POIJCE ESCORT FOR NEGRO STUDENTS — Police escort was provided for Negro students at Southern High School in Baltimore, Md., Friday as demonstrations continued against integration. This scene shows some of the pickets as students were escorted away.
Race Issue May Cause Violence
By THK AJlSOriATED PRESS
Passive resislance Saturday bad forced H Negroes out of a previously all-white school in Milford. Del., but violence br<^e out a.v demonstralH>ns against mixing white and Negro students spread to six Baltimore schools.
This sornew'bai unexpected resistance in the ao-called border areas was viewed by some leaders as an indication of what might hapi^en in applying the Supreme Court rul mg against segregated schools to the Deep Snith .-.tate.^
Boycott Promoted K boycott, priMiioted by Bryant Bowles, president of the .National .\.s.sn. for the Advancement of White People, kept nearly two thirds of the pupils out of Milford s I.akeview .\ve School where 11 .Negroes were registered Attendance jumped nearly back to normal Friday after a new school hoard rescinded an order admitting the Negroes,
After one Baltimore demon.stra-lion a 24 year-old white man was fined $100 tor hitting a Negro pupil leaving Southern High School. Jack Zimmerman was arrested on the spot and fined before the day ended for punching 14 > ear old Leon Thompson.
Two other white men and a Negro were arrested m the same disturbance and were fined $25 each for disorderly conduct
Incidents Occur Crov Jami/«* K Byrnv.s of South Carolina was the first to point out last wt'ek that incidents were occurring in areas with relatively small .Negro populations and might be multiplied in state.s wUh a great- j er percentage of Negro population Similar views were expressed by ; officials in Florida. Georgia, Vir ginia. North Carolina and Louisi- j ana
“Such episoiie* will spread wherever integration i» tried, re gardless of what kind of decree the Supreme Court hands down,” said I.ouisiana Sen William Rain-ach. chairman of a j<nnt legislative coinmilice to continue segregation.
“I’m afraid,” he added, "the United Stales wtU head into the worst iw^riod of internal strife and dissension m its history unless the Supreme Court reverses its stand and permits each state to solve
Power Group Attacks GOP For Secrecy
WASHINGTON. Oct. 2 i^The American Public Power Assn. accused the administration today of an ‘‘unconscionable, inexcusable and indefensible” attempt to keep secret the details of the Dixon-Yates power contract.
The association statement, sent to all members of the Senate-Hou.se Atomic Energy Committee, marked the latest round in the heated controversy over negotiations between the Atomic Energy Commission and the Dixon-Yates group for a new 107-million-doilar power plant.
President Eisenhower has ordered the contract, to supply the Tennessee Valley Authority with additional electricity to replace some of the TV.A power used by AEC.
The association, representing 700 local publicly owned utilities, said it has been turned down by the government on four requests for a chance to review the proposed contract, which it said has never been published.
Cwnmittee officials said the AEC has not yet advi.sed them that a final contract has been concluded. The AEC, by law, is required to show the completed contract to the legislative group.
The power association called on the committee to make the contract available to it and requested a chance to testify at open committee hearings to be held in the future.
The association said its members are entitled to know about the pr<H>osed contract because they are. in effect, "junior partners” of TVA. Many of the local utilities market TVA power.
It ia "unconscionable, inexcusable and indefensible that the business of the public should be conducted in secret.” the statement said.
9-Power Conference To Sign German Pact
'GIANTS' ON SPORTS PAGES: NEW YORK, BRECKENRIDGE
Two outstanding features highlight this Sunday’s Reporter-News sports section — the final game account of the World Series and a full page layout on Breckenridge’s football team and fans.
The history of Breckenridge football successes, its love for the game and the unusual support given its teams will be found on page 3-D.
On page 1-D is the colorful story" of the New York Giants’ 7-4 Victory over the Cleveland Indians, the game which settled this year’s World Series and awarded the world crown to New York in four straight games.
Diplomats Iron Out Differences
LONDON, Sunday, Oct. 3 (AP) — The nine-power conference announced settlement of all major disputes and arranged for a windup session later today to sign historic agreements bringing West Germany into the Atlantic pact as an armed sovereign nation.
This comes as the climax of 72 hours of almost ceaseless diplomatic effort entailing concessions by both fearful
France and ambitious West Germany.
The conference now has ad-
French Agents Seek Answer To How Information Leaked
the de.stinv of its people in its own way.” Rainach’s committee U cloi^ely watching the Marjland and Delaware incidents and other integration steps.
Atty. Gen. Richard W. Ervir told the Supreme Court that immediate de.segregation in Florida would “only result in translating the present pas-sive intellectual dif- j ferences in thought ami emotional feelings, to an active, positive and violent physical resistance ”
He said in a brief that unless the state is given sufficient time to work out the problem "we frankly doubt whether we can save our public school .system "
Ervin submitted the brief upon request of the court for views on how bt*sl to apply the decision of May 17 outlawing public schixjl segregation. The court will hear arguments Dec. 6.
Agrees With Byrnes Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nominet*, Lt Gov Marvin_____________
Griffin, shared Byrnes’ view
"Already, throughout the fringe FAINT, LADY, areas of states where segregation is the law, we see strong evi-denees of revolt and opposition to this monstrous anti • segregation edict," Griffin said in accepting nu formal nomination by the Georgia Democratic state convention.
See NEGRO, Pg. I-A. Col. 5
Huge Fuel Fire Burns in Memphis
MEMPHIS. Tenn,, Oct. 2 LB-Over two million gallons of fuel flared sky-high today in a spectacular waterfrxMit fire touched off when a leaky ha-ie sprayed gasoline on a Diesel engine’s hot exhaust pi|>e.
A series of blasts struck 10 Mississippi river barges lined up at the ¿vso Standard bulk oil plant dock. Some 10 men aboard leaped for their lives, plunging into the water and swimming to safely.
No one was killed.
vanced through its cri.sis to within a penstroke of final success.
“I do not anticipate any last minute hitch,” a British Foreign Office spokesman said, echoing the optimism of other delegates.
'The nine loreign ministers arranged to meet again on Oct. 21 in Paris to confirm the details which
France, reportedly in fTight toward j told of irregularities, indiscretions the Swiss frontier.
Jean Mons, top official in the from the military communications French national defense organiza- i center where she works, tion. faced a military examining! The case broke two weeks ago
magistrate to explain how two of when an anti-Communist police in- j state Jolm Foster Dulles, British
an summoned for questioning —; j^^^t trusted aides—now under spector Jean Dides was searched Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, *,
those were today’s developments arrest—were extreme leftist sym- ‘ by countermtelUgence officers and French Premier Pierre Mendes-
in France’s sensational defense pathizers who leaked official se- i found to have in his possession a France and West German Chancel-
P.ARIS, Oct. 2 J'—A Communist journalist arrested in flight, a top-ranking civil servant charged with endangering France’s security, a former iwremier as a surprise witness and a mysterious young wom-
loiu oi irreguidriueh, muisvreuuns signing of agreements today.
' A mass or complicated legal and technical detail remains to be handled by these experts.
The Big Four — Secretary of
secrets case. creis to outsiders. Mons, under job , report of a meeting <rf the National
Security agents appeared to be j suspension, was charged formally Defense Council. He claimed to moving rapidly toward a complete today with endangering the securi-1 have obtained the paper from Bar-explanation of how top secret In- ty of the state but was not jailed. 1 anes, the informer. Because Dides formation from the nation’s hiffhest ^ paul Reynaud, wartime premier i entitled to have it. he was
military planning body was leaked of France and prominent eider I *u^P«oded, and wound up in itw CTommunist I atatesmaa. nuKio n Murpris« ap- / As be/fevwd to havo
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the nine-power conference to ap- DENVER, Cok>.. OcA, 3 tft—GeA. prove similar details on restora- Alfred M. Gruenther, supreme Al-üon <d German independence. bed commander in Europe de-Mi»lal»fw to Meat clared at Prestdeat Eipeebeww's
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Saturday and re- conference in Ix>ndon that the Allies had agreed on a formula for controling West German re-
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COLORAIX) ,SF RINGS. Colo, Oct. 2 .ft—What to do about a 12-year-old boy with a 4 year crime record toppr'd by Fnday’.s gun spree against 15 policemen had his elders puzzled tmlay.
Right now the blond youngster. Travis Wi.senberg, is in a wani at the El I’asu County Jail Hus fierce truculence of ye--iterda>. when he shouted, "I hate cops.” had given way to sullennes.s and self pity He read comic books, saying he likes I he w eirtl one*
No one was woundtnl during the 9ii minutes the boy ivuirtHl shot.s from a revolver and automatic pistol fiitm his hiding place atop a brushy hill in Manitou bpriiigs, a miner.d .springs resort we-st ot lu‘re. The shtioting started when he iritHl to steal a pickup truck The iwlice hemming the hillside fired only a few times uiuler ex plicit instructions not to come close to the Iniy And Travis insisted to day he hadn’t tried to hit any of the officer*
‘ Why, out on the ranch 1 could put a .shot.s out of 10 through the builse>e with a pistol at tOO yards," he said "I couffi have come a lot cUuser to you guy*."
Police Uluef Earl Suliivan of Manilou .Springs said the btiy ha* been a problem iince he was t. accu.sed of armed robbery, arson, burglary and autonmhile theft He was released trom the State Industrial School last June County Judge Charlei. J. Simon •aid the boy i* not iiisane, hut teat* at tha Colorado Payohopatliie Ho«-
Heads of Girls Attached at Birth
CHICAGO, Oc. 2 I#—Twin girls, attached at the top of their heads, lay healthy and oblivious to the problems their attachment posed today to their parents and doctors.
The babies, weighing about six pounds each, were born ye.sterday in St. Anne’s Hospital to .Mrs. No-rene Andrews. 35, by caesarian section.
Mrs. Andrews and her husband. Wilfred J .Andrews, a 38-year-old salesman for a packing firm, aw’aited the outcome of complex tests which will determine the feasibility of separating the youngsters
Tnc lutJe giria are joined, the father said, "very much like the Brodie twins,’* Rodney Dee and Roger Lee. The Brodie young.>ters, born Sept. 16. 1951 at Rock Island. 111., were separated in a lengthy operation Dec. 17, at the University of Illinois hospital in Chicago, One of the boys. RtHlney. survives in gtKxl health excein for lack of norma! skull bone o\er a i»atch at the top of his head Roger died 34 days after the surgery.
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Economy, Defense Cited by Humphrey
TULSA. Oct. 2 lB-A healthy and vital economy is America’s first line of defense. Treasury Secretary George Humphrey told Oklahoma Republican bigwigs and party faithful tonight at a fund raising dinner.
The Cabinet member said in a speech prepared for the $100-per-plate dinner "a sack .American economy would fulfill the Communist dream of conquest just as surely as victory on the battle field.”
hurdle — how to prev away German rearmament such as France feared —- was not approved at the night session only because it still had to be translated into official languages. English. French and German.
Translators worked through the night to get the documents in shape for formal signing at 2 p m. (9 a.m. EST).
DuUe# and most other foreign
See PACT. Pf. 2-A, Col. I
Six Pleod Innocent To Sedition Charges
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Oct 2 ^ Six pcrswis indicted on charges of advocating sedition pleaded innocent today and asked that the indictments be quashed.
They were indicted after a grand jury, investigating the dynamiting trf a .Negro’s home ui a white neighborhood, turned to the possi
Cisco Man Killed by Gun Blast
Mayja»#e At First
Gruenther told a news conference that the W’estem Allies probably would lose the first phaM in retaliating against any massive Soviet onslaught launched now. But he said the Allies’ overwhelming air supenonty in long range atomic bombers like the American B47 would win the war in the long run.
The chief of the North Atlantic Treaty forces cautioned that the .Malenkov regime in Russia is "much cleverer” than the old Stalin government was. And be declared "only old Malenkov . . . who sits back chuckling” would stand to benefit by the Soviet Union’s latest proposal to ban production of atomic ^ hydrogen bombs.
Gruenthw talked with newsmen just before reporting to Eisenhower on the military aspects qf building a new defense in Western
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Communists in U.S. Government Stimulate GOP, Demo Blasts
W ASHINGTON. Oct 2 .B-The, Ih>w er admini.stralion is ‘kicking I Mitchell bsued his statement
: Europe against the ConunuDUit CISCO. Oct. 2. (RNS) — A »- threat year <^d brick mason was fatally Baa Propoeed
injured Saturday morning by the He took note today, however, of accidental discharge of a shotgun * development since th«n~Ru*-while hunting on his farm four jja’s new proposal in the U N. for miles west of here, | prohibition of atomic and hydrogeo
Charlie Lee Funderburk, Cisco bombs.
I resident for many years, lived only ; Gruenther spoke of the propo*al
, as a "divisive” tactic and said Cisco hospital. He received the fuU aa<jpt,on of it would strip the bla.st from a 12 gauge shotgun in states of its war-deterr««t
bility the blast was a Communist plot calculated to incite racial hat- » minutes after being taken to a red.
weapons and leave Uie Western •Allies at the mercy in Europe of manpower
the Communist.'' and
travelers and the .security risks out during his absence on a oi the go‘-ernmenl not by the huu-: making trip to Puerto Rico, dreds but by the thousands '
* Was this statement designed to enlii'hten the public or deceive if^
*i think it is tair to say that main point in question—which is Chapel in C?«co.
anyone hearing or reading Mr, the Eisenhower administraticm’s The l|(ev. Mart .Agnew, pastor of
Nixon s statement would gel the effectiveness in dealing with com-j the t>kra Baptist Cliurch. will offi-
impres.Mon that the Eisenhower mumsm and subversive infiltra-< elate, assisted by Dr. H. M Ward,
administration had kicked a large turn, as owHvsed to the previous pastor of the Cisco kirst Baptist
heads of the two national political committees tonight .stepped up Iheir war of words ove" the Ooin-munisis-in-governmenl is.sue IH'mocratic Chairman Stephen A .Mitchell demanded that ATce President Nixon name "the Com numi.sts who have b«'en kicked out” of the government or else repudiate statements he ha> made and ajHilogiie to the public
Republican Chairman Leonard number of Communists out of the administration’s do - nothing atti-W Hall replied with a statement government . tude
saying he .susiHVted Mitchell ”is "There is a simple wa.v of testing “.As Vice President N».\Oii has attempting to minimize the previ- the truihfulntxss of the vice presi- re^ve.'iteviiy declared, evon on the ous administration’» disgraceful dent s .statement Lrt him tHiblicly basis of last spridg’^- figures, over inallenlion to internal securiy— name the Communists he says the ^ 2.^*11 security ri.sks have been
admini.sti ation has kicked out of i eliminafetl from the federal serv tht* governnuMit The statement Mr Nivon ha.s m time and
the lower part of his face.
Gua Discharged Mr FNinderburk was crawling Russia’s tremendoua through a fence when his gun ac- j superiority.
cid,mall.v off. .««rdin, to The goow.1 ciUlod the Sovi« pro-B»m,y Johns.m of Cisco « step. , , ^
son w ho was hunting with him ganda.
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we don't want to women aixl children’ ”, Gruenther
the fellow through IVmocratic headquarters 'fr Funderbu^ had lived in Cisco gjn
practically all his life. He was a ^
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Hall said: Church.
"With his usual slick evasive-' Funeral services wUl be held at
ncic. Mr Mitchell has duektsi the 4 p m Sunday at Wylie Funeral
a piSentially effective propaganda .See GENERAL, Pg. f-A, CeL •
Rains Over State Start Fading Away
and is afraid of what the new-rtvord may disclo.se ”
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Burial at Cisce
Burial wiU be in Oakwood Cem- By THE .ASSOCI ATED PRESS etery at Ci.'m'O. Drought easinf rains faded ta
Survivors are his wife. Isa two ¡Texas Saturday. But a atorniy stepsons, Lee Clyde John^m of patch in the Gulf was expected to Abilene and Barney; (our step- give the coast more scattered thiin-ice. Mr Mitchell .should recheck daughters. Mr* Jewel Curtis of der.slH»wers Sunday and occaaiunal the record Some 400 of these had; Oxnard. Calif, .Mrs. P H Harris' squalls Monday.
er security program" Hall said, time again is not «upiHuted by any definite subversive connections — "Mr Milcheil h.is again empha public evidence or by any public and that includes active conimu-siied couinnmi.sm as an i*sue m te.sUmony Mr Nixon should either nism or fellow traveling
this campaign ” proiluce the facts to support his
Mitchell, in aiuHher of a series clami by identify mg the Commu-
Hal! added that Mitchell’s attitude "e.slablishes beyond doubt
ot l>emocratic attacks on a siwch
made by .NTxon Sept 18 .said; ‘The facts are as follow»
nusts who have been kicked out. i that his wing of the IVmocrat par
ty «till considers communism as a ’reti herring’ and cannot be trust-
or he should repudiate the statement h« has bihfn making, and "Dn Sept 18. the vice president j afsvlogiie to the public fo** bavmg | American people to con
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trol the next Coofrtu
of RoaweU, N. M. Mrs. Burnell Orson of Car.son and Mrs R. L. Griggs. Jr., of Baird; three brother*. Bill and R. M Funderburk of Fort Worth and John of Quemado; fou^ sister*. Mrs. Michael Adam* of Arlington, Mr* Josie Gullett of Kemui. Mr* Laura Hunt of Ranger and Mr* Lora Smith of Brown-wood.
U was too early la tell whether rain.s curving out of the squally center would pu«h farther toto Texas
Meanwhile, ikies were dear It partly cloudy over moat of Texas Saturday aa drought-denting rains that dumped a* much aa five Inch-ea on parts of the slaia during Hm week slacked oR.