Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 10, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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Miss. Sou. 231 Okla. 14|Ark. 21
ACC 71 Texas 7 Baylor 20
SMU 25|Wis. Missouri 6 Rice
Houston 10 Tex. A&M 7
Tex.T. 55'Duke 13
Tex.W. 28 Purdue 13
Ohio St. 40 lliin. / 7
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"WITHOUT OR Wn H OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—ByronVOL. LXXIV, NO. 115 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, OCT. 10, 1954—ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe
W. E. Little.)
PROUD DAY AT WINTERS
Hundreds Visit Remodeled Bank
Killer Slorm Moves Slowly In Caribbean
U.S. Supreme Court
Justice Jackson Dies
PROGRESS EDITION TODAY
Oil Industry Here to Help Celebrate National 'Week'
By SHERWYN McNAIR Rrporter-News Oil Editor
You’ll be reading, hearing and seeing a lot about oil this week.
For the seventh consecutive year, the U. S. petroleum industry is going all out to give the American people a first hand look at its operations and progress.
In Abilene, headquarters city for the industry in West Central Texas, luncheon clubs and other organizations have scheduled special programs on oil.
The Reporter-News today presents its annual Oil Progress Edition. The special section consists' of 48 pages of news stories, fea
been produced in an 18-county section surrounding Abilene.
In 1^3, daily production from these 18 counties was 166,507 barrels, adding up to a total for the year of 65.212.191 barrels.
164 Discoveries In 16 of these counties, there have been new oil fields opened during the first nine months of 1954. A total of 164 discoveries have been reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas since the first of the year.
The number of discoveries in each county include:
Brown, 2; Callahan 20, C<Ae 4, Coleman 16. Concho 1. Eastland 3,
By FD V WKIICWfPFR Reporter V»‘»% Managing Editor
W INTI H S. net 9 - You couldn't tell who w3.5 proudest — i.ft i ioli of the Win-tcfi Stale Bauk. or iheir custo-mcrs
It ws;-. ‘lOMi.nc ciiC* time for the rir.t- uld i'-ank in it^ bnght new dr*::s H.;ivJre-.l? of folk. s<>me of wh<im hi'.d hsnked with the Winters State since it; opening in 1906. Med thrcHjgh the newly remodeled buildTng
Hxtures in Walnut T touiid an sir (onditiisned hanit K.t » i)iv done in soft mul-h»rr “ 1 1- «-cn co!i>r;;. with furni tu r ill f tu»-es in w.iinut The new 11* 1 ¿nd its facilities a cr5-il't to the (Mty It .«serves find the of?'i.er; who lead it V lor; were t.aken on a t»*ur when starti*d with ftic office of Pre-udont John Q M. tdani.s, and ended on fue r.cc.md flo-or where therr'2 ■ kitchen *n?ck bar and the difei'tc.r.“' roofVi 0)1, whuh hc'i^'d to bu;id Uhn ters snd the ha-’k u.;« much in pr<im!.'»enie ¡n e\iu*'.ts m the lobby
Krplwa at Kig
A of inteic't wa.' 9 repli-
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e'cn sn ojierat on It w.».:. built bv Frank IVei'hs .\h.icne oil
their wives played hosts in the flower bedecked harking quarters.
They included the Mc.Adamses, Vice President and .Mrs. Gattis Neely. Ca.shier and Mrs James R. Payne. Auistant Cashier Stella Rredemeyer; Dr J. W’ Dixon, chairman of the board: .Alfred Aff-lorbach, John Norman and .Mrs. Carl Henslee. all directors: Mrs. Dixon. Mrs Afflerbach and Nancy Norman, daughter of Mr. Norman.
•More than 75 floral offerings from banks over West Texas and the southwest gave a festive air to the occasion Mr# A W McMillan of San Angelo played organ music throughout the reception .A special guest was John Q. McAdams Jr. son of President McAdams He is following in his father's fiwlsteps He is assistant cashier of the Fannin Stale Bank of Houston.
MIAMI, Fla , Oct if — Hurri-cane Hazel, a killer storm if it
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tures and pictures pointing up the Fisher 3, Haskell 4, Jones 9,
importance of the oil industry In; Nolan 16. Runnels 14, Shackelford
this area. 5, Stephens 8, Stonewall 8, Tay-
Center of Region lor 10. and Throckmorton 12. u ^.i
Located in the center of a wide i As the oil fields grew in size, Club luncheOT, Dick Elam oil and gas producing region. Abi-1 and number, Abilene has grown | sents “The Magic Barrel lene long has benefited from oU ! into an oil center.
share of oil industry tenants, including both major and Independent firms. Many of these companies use Abilene as a headquarters city for operations in all of West Central, North and West Texas
Included on the list of programs scheduled this week to better acquaint the public with Oil Progress are the following:
Monday: Jaycee Luncheon.
June Ross, Abilene's “Maid of Oil,” presents the “Magic Suitcase.” Tuesday: Optimist Club lunch
eon. “Man on the Land.” a movie furnished by the OU Industry Information Committee.
Wednesday: Kiwanis Club
luncheon, June Ross and the “Magic Suitcase,”
Wednesday: Cactus Lions
ROBERT H. JACKSON
So far this year, more than a dozen new operating companies
supply firms also moving in. Headqoarters CHy ENery new building gets
and associated industries.
Since 1902. when the area's first -------
strikes l.„d ..th iU present (ury.' discover}- was made in Coleman >ave opened
edged slowly across the Carib-' County. West Central Teiaa tiaa least a comparable number ol new bean Sea today some 900 miles been oilmen s territory, south-southeast of tba Florida' Through th« years, ^r« mainland. ^ than 650,000,000 barrels of oU hav«
Hazel contains winds of 125 miles an hour around iu center. The i area of hurricane winds — 75 to,
125 miles an hour — was 100 miles in diameter, or 300 miles in circumference Gale force winds up to 75 miles an hour raged over an area 300 miles in diameter or some 930 miles in circumference
These programs were arranged through B F. Gilchrist. Abilene
chairman of the Oil Industry In- cy was arrested today on charges formation Committee. This com- * of improperly obUining govern-mittee functions through the ment secrets "with intent or rea-American Petroleum Institute,' son to believe” th^ would help a which sponsors Oil Progress Week foreign natioB. over the nation.
Atlantic Search Goes Into Third Day for 22 Lost os Vessel Sinks
War Trials Cave Jurist World Fame
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 preme Court Justice Robert S. Jackson died unexpectedly todaif of a heart attack. He was 62.
He was stricken as be drof# from his home at McLean, Va., lo his offices in the Supreme Court Building near the Capitol. The attack occured near the home of his secretary, Mrs, Elsie Douglas in downtown Washington, where he stopped to get help.
He died at 11:45 a.m. (EST), • short time after his physician. Dr. Hill Carter, arrived. His death was announced 4’>4 hours later by the court.
Suffers Heart Attack The justice suffered a slight heart attack about six months ago but had been working since theo.
A member of the court since 1941, he took leave of absence from the bench in 1945 to serve as VS. prosecutor of German war criminals at the Nuernberg trials.
His death is the second to occur on the court since the Eisenhow« administration took over.
Chief Justice Fred M. Vinioo died Sept. 8. 1953, and was replaced as chief Justice by Earl rei^ nation. Warren. Warren and Justice Har-
Picked up by FBI agents was jj Burton are the only Re-Joseph Sydney Petersen Jr . a on«- publican members of the court, lime college teacher who - untd j,ckson, a naUve of Spring he was fired only last week - had ^reek. Pa., achieved fame in Jobe worked for IS years in the hush- .. - . .....
FBI Arresis Ex-Securily Unit Employe
i WASHINGTON. Oct. 9 on-A 40-year-old former employe of the super-secret National Security Agen
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The eye was centered near Lati- j search and rescue iH>erations be-
tude 14 3 north. Longitude 75 3 came desperate in the waning day-
we.M. light hours today as 22 of the 48-
This position was abmit 280 i crew of the sunken ore frelght-mile* north of Barranquilla. Co- 'er Mormackile remained In the ‘ lombia. the country w hich occupies ' the northwestern corner of continental South .America The neck of land which is the Isthmus of ! Panama hiwks on lo Colombia.
; That position also put the storm : center some 275 miles southeast of 1 Kingston, Jamaica, the British co-I lonial island south of Cuba. The
Aboard the .Macedonia — Michael Angel Hernandez, chief steward. Eldredge LemeU. an electrician. Thomas Leamy. an ordinary seaman, Henry Chari, a messman. Shed SuUivan Jr, an oiler. John Davis, a deckman, Charles liamt, an ordinary seaman.
Ask»ther ii 'ld fiui>h«tl inini9turr | T'$ w "i ! k.-'** was am.'ng !
ifie dertu .¿iutfi' A »u.-*it Iw-.idr il | iixske e!isrii**u'ÎV i>f the imfHutante of Oil in the Wu ’.t ir. oruiinv It r?'.rslisl tîu,! tiiert- a.- 115 oil
owí.páíor# .^n«l iiileiv>Viit debtors in HuniuN 48 pi«>
•iucing field' and 1 ”•’9 pr-tdi.- --i. %t“!U wüh an m *«1 A3*’
of mm bvíH.-u d* \ I 61 b«fT?b to? ihf llt-oi h (•- I', t.
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Atlantic going into their third day.
The ship capsized and tank about 150 miles east southeast of Cape Henry. Coast Guard officiab estimated It sank early Thursday.
Body Reeevered Eleven of the crew had been ret-
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i nearest Cuban citv is Santiago de j covered Those men spotted to icuba. some 365 miles from the the water by one coMt gu^ storm’s center Plan* »“I KUzabeth City N. C .
; Hazel has moved westward , were loo weak to climb aboard a
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four days ago near the W indward | Coast Guard officials expressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars was Islands It has covered a distanre concern for the lives of the men j cited Saturday night as one of of about 1.000 miles ui the four' remainuig in the water. They aaidithe outstanding poeta in the United
‘ the men w ere widely scattered and states by a past VFW national
'^a'^wwr^ and Pedro improperly obtaining secret town. N Y. to become general
- ••frnm. on Of about counse! of the Internal Reveotie
Bureau. Later as solicitor general, the goveniment’i lawyer before
hush defense unft and its predecessors.
FBI officials refused to name the "foreign nation” involved.
The complaint charged Petersen
to which be was named by both Presidents FrankHn D. RoosevaR and Harry S. Truman.
Called by RMMvett
Roosevelt called him to Washington from his home ia Jamee-
Dedro de Jesus, a wiper.
The .Mormackite. a 6,006-ton ship owned by the .Moore-McCor-mack Line, was en route to Balti-more from Victoria, Brazil. It was
documents “from, on or about March 1. 1948. to on or about Dec. 31. 1952,” and said he got them
Tadeodel Valle, an able seaman. I See SHIP. P*. *_
1,000 See Abilene VFW Post
Honored in Halional Campaign
Nt»w Its course is to the west ior west-noflhwe.it It i* moving only about eight miles an hour ! liaiel has several choices She : could beat herself lo death over I the open water without ever striking land She could continue west-ward towards Central America Or ' she could strike out on a new path leading tow ant Jamaica. Cuba or , the Yucatan Channel Not even the fmoit expert forecaster ciHiId pre !dict with any degree of certainly [which choice the storm will even-; luolly make
this greatly complicated and delayed finding and rescuing them
A number of merchant vessels and eoa-st guard cutter# were already in the general area or converging on It Survivors were aboard two of the merchant ships.
Eight survivors had been lidien aboard the Greek freighter Macedonia. which also recovered one body Two survivors were taken
secrecy rivals that of the informa tion-gatbering Central Intelligence Agency — Petersen had been em-By DON NORRLS i der. J M Dickson, stale de- ployed as a research analysU
ClayTon M Leach Post 2012 of, partment chief of staff. Justin Mor- T*he FBI said he was dueharged
Tf-------. from that Job Oct. 1 as a result
row of Roun. ^ inveslifation It said he had
mander; and Holt Baroer ot under aurveillaoce for some
Dumas, past stale chief of staffmnt Barber bad “walked" from Wtlham E Foley, executive as-
Duma* to Abilene after he lost j sistant of the Justice Departmtat’f
with intent or reason to believe j the Supreme Court, he argued 44 that the information was to be used ! cases and lost only six. to the injury of the United States | Roosevelt next appointed him at-or to the advantage of a foreign; torney general Jan. 18. 1940. nation.” j Jackson took his seat on tha
Convirtion could mean a possible' highest tribunal Oct 8, 194L Ha maximum penaltv of 10 years la ■ delivered the opinion throwing out prison and a $10.000 fine. | the treason conviction of a former
At the NaUonal Security Agency i German soldier accused of aiding communications center whose i the Nazi saboteurs who landed in
this country from a submannt
States by a commander Wayne Richards, of Arkansas City, Kan. made the comparison
Internal Security Division who represented the department at the arraignment. noted that the .Nation-
aboard the S S Maritime Trader i national organization
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at V barbecue at th# post in celt- would not reach its goal this year
bration of the post having achiev- of 2.012 members ---
ed lU 1954 membership goal of juniw Vice-Commander Roaser, al Security Agency it “one of the 2.012 members ' was chairman of the committee most important gov ernment securi-
Julean Dickenson, national VFW planning the ceiebrauon Saturday i ty agencies" but he did not go Into
adjutant general, presented Abilene i ajghj. j any deUils of tha affair,
post Convmander Tommy E Brat-
during WorW W’ar IL He wrote that the government had failed to meet the coostitu-tional requirements of proving overt acts of treason.
It was under Truman, however, that the good looking Jurist achieved worldwide fame. Truman named him. ia .May. 1945. aa chisl American prosecutor of top Nasi war criminals at the Nuernberg trials. Tea ef the Nazis went te tha gallows. Truman awardad Jackson the Medal for Aferit The the<M7 advanced by Jackaaa at thoaa trials was revolutkmary.
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ton with a certificate from
and they were repteied in a satis factory condition Survivors included.
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Air Stop Dropped
Antmaulic* B«*aid has au-thorutd CenUal A ; line* to drop Uarie, Tea. lum TuUs Fo--t Worth mule
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'Mistake' Slaying Trial Nearly Ready for Jury
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\V ACí). Oct 9 JA Clíwiiig argu-ttieoii m the murder trial oí Nago Al*uitz beg^m loiught at • p m. ap.i1 th# cas# wa# expected to go U> I tí# jurv abt»ut iiiidni^ht Teetiinonv m the ' uiwtake" tloMiig of a SíHíth Teva# pohtl-i tan » *«n endril at IHHin
Aiaaif sat quietly with hi# wile .tiul two little girU ditrmg the ar guiiicul# iinre. his daughter, I. I»eg.ut ciying during an inuuissuHi tni plea the detense was making la the iury and hei luolher had to take her outsuie Ml and Mrs J»ct*t» Floyd 8r . OÍ AUiC patent» of the iUio youth, sat IB the yammed tHmiliooui, ton Juilgc D W HaHlett took ik nun utes for a charge tu the jury.
Morder Ftelted Die stale» ca»e was this. Alana. %8 an aUoriiey la l>uval t'ouiity luW Jacob 8 Floyd 8r. the father el tha daad youth, af a
Floyd Floyd said Alami claimed he w as part of the plot and that his part was to furnish the killer an alibi
Ttic dels'ii.sr case
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versity of Texas law student wa# fatally wtmndex! while Alanti and tlie eiiler Floyd met secreiiy at an Alice drive-in the night of Sept t 1982
Killed by AlUtahr The elder Floyd said hi# s»*n was killed by mistake ami that * un pMted killers from Mexico" meant to rub him out because of politics The state ciuiteml» the actual infgertnan was Alfredo Cervantes, a Mexican nattonal who was a fUiaky along San Antonte's produee rev Carvaatea. wheaa Itagarpriata
Cominaaity bervlee The certificate was in recognition of the local post’s “inspirational leadership and achievemenU in promoting many outstanding community service projects .. and having exceeded its 1954 membership quota at an tarly date " About 1.0» persons at the celebration saw Junior Vice-Comman-der Felix Rosser present a check for $2.(154 to Cooper Holt of Chat-loRAvga. Tenn. national junwr vice-commamler The check was the post's $1 par member cootribu-tuvn toward building a aatiooal V FW memorial buiWing in Waah-iiijiioo. D C Richards said the Abilene poat WAS the first to make tti contri button toward the memorial 1955 Ueal Told l.iKal post members were also uiforined of the 1955 member ship fi»al by Seniiwr ViceA'omman dw Dave Hrumbeau. membarthip
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wer«^ foyîid on the murder gun and getaway car. has never been ar revted or indicted He u believad hhiinf tn Mexuo M uiu El Tu.-kc* hapet « San
.Vlanu Icarnevl a rumoml plot Vntu.ni* bar owner. *.*vd Alanu agamsi Floyd was true two hours j were charg*Kl as vunspirators and | before the #lK»oling and because ef li Cvsftiplicei in the slay mg past tavi»rs received troiu floyd; Sapet wa# convicied and ten rushml lo warn the h .oter of the, irnceii to 99 .veers FreevKeii I’oiilicel Uarly Uuddy Floyd, a 21 ycai v4i1 Ur.
trict ol South Texes a !i>ur county distrui mei ke*1 la the past by a stmggle for polUuel control by supiHH ieis end o|»i*x»oeiits ol George H Farr
Pelltscel Bees Ferr is the controversial and long dominant political baaa ef IHi-val County The stale brouglil into Use trial what It claimed was Use strangle hold Farr had on Use puhucal and
is 3.012 members, compared to the 1954 goal of 2.01S Abilene Vleyof C E Gallia had devlared Saturvlay VFW Day on the eve of the celebration Hu proclamation cv^mmended the post on Its ouutanding eommunity work
Omclelt Here tHher VFM officials in Ahtlene tvatunlay night helping the post wiUi its celebrat on were John Me Kalvty of Elevira. state depart
tcoaatñk life ol oi^ indisi^ kslmant commandor. Tad OmmU ol Duval CeuBty. ' KtUaen. stato aoBi» vke^ommaB
ITS \ PI FASl RE—Wayne Rkhinls former Nationil comminder of thd VFW. prt-tenia Itkal jKUt t'ommaiidei Tommy E Bratton with « certificale of a«rtl. Tbf award is for the poet § community sBnice And memberfhii) ichievtuiBiit. At rigbt ii JuIbad Dicàfoion. baUqraI \TW AdjutARt gBSirAl (SUli Photo)