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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1954, Abilene, Texas MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Ike Ponders Last Minute Political Trip WASHINGTON' The While House said twice today that a last- minute political tour by President t'isenhower is under consideration, but that no decision has been reached. Press Sea-clary James C. Hag- erly repeated (hat this is slill tliei. sitiialion, in (lie face of specula- tion that Eisenhower will surely make the trip. It would carry turn into key slales in an effort to help Repub- lican candidates in next Tuesday's elections. The cspectalio.'i (hat Eisenhower will decide la go was based on forenoon information from Ilagerly Dial Eisenhower lias been asked lo make Hie (rip by the party's na- tional committee ami that he "would like" to. But Hagerly added that Eisen- hower "has a lot of work to do here, too." Late loday llagerty repealed thai no derision has been made. Hag- erly also disclosed Eurnliowcr iias acccpled two speaking dates after Use election lo the National Council of Catholic Women at Bos- Ion Nov. a and at his home town of Abilene. Kan.. Nov. n. The Abilene speech will be in connec- tion with Ihe dedication of a wing of the Eisenhower Foundation building there. As H.igerly put ii. Eisenhower like lo speak lo Ihe people of Ihe country and lo workers in Ihe poliiical organization of Ihe Republican parly to see that every- body gets oul and votes on elec- tion day." If the trip should materialize, (here might be a flight to Detroit on Friday, with stopovers at Louis- ville. Ky., and Waterloo, Iowa, to be followed by visits on Salurday lo Minneapolis. Boston and Wilm- ington. Del. One report said Hie President might also go inlo Ohio. AnocivedPreHfAF) ABILENE, OCT. 27. 1954T.WENTY.TWO PAGES IN TWO SJCTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOe torn Blast S Revealed in R Eisenhower may disclose his de- cision at tomorrow's While House news conference. This will be his first meeting with the press in Washington since Aug. 17, in the leaning da.vs of the 83rd Congress. He already may be ranked as one of Ihe most active presidential campaigners in an off-year. THEIR FIRST SNOW MAN, pretty belles from.southern states pose with the first snow man in their lives as the season's initial snowstorm covers the Anchorage, Alaska, area with a 6-inch blanket of white They are, clockwise: Mrs. Howard Davis, kneeling left West Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. J. W. Butler, Porlales', IV M.; Mrs. Donald Brewer, Montgomery, Ala.; Mrs Stephen Caspary. Hialeah, Fla., and Mrs. T A Coles Houston, Tex. Mrs. Brewer's hubby is a civilian en- gineer at Anchorage. The others are wives of service- men. BAIRD GETS RAIN Showers, Clouds V Slow Cool Front Scattered thundershowers drench ed areas east of Abilene Tuesday night with Baird reporting a half incli rain within a 30-minule per iod. Light inlermiltent showers fell in Abilene about p.m. and at a heavy shower started again FIRE CHIEF'S SMART-HE TAKES BLAZE TO HYDRAN i ROCHESTER, Oct. 26 (RNS) When the water couldn't get to the blaze Tuesday evening, Fire Chief Delbert Smart toot the blaze to "the hydrant. Here's how it happened: Elias Bravo was driving a large truck through Rochester about 7 p.m. with a load ofunginned cotton. Just as he turned onto the O'Brien highway, Bravo discovered the cotton was blazin0. He pulled into the Reeves Gin yard, about four and a halt blocks out of town. Bv-standcrs turned in an alarm. Volunteer firemen raced lo the scene. But they lacked one Ihing to fight the water hydrant. That's when Smart played smart. He told" Bravo to get into (he blazing truck and follow him. Fire engine and fire took off down the street to the nearest hydrant. The fire was doused in a jiffy Damage to the unginiied cotton was tndetermined 1 uesday Bravo was bringing it from a farm 10 miles west of Rochester owned by Elmo Stephens of O'Brien. The truck was not barfly damaged Oklahoma Lawmen Working On Hew Leads in Hagler Case Hotel Fire Rages In Colorado City FORT WORTH, Ocl. 26 (.IV-Law- men trying to find out who burned an unknown drunk man alive in a siation wagon on a lonely Oklaho- ma road worked today on two new leads. Agenl Golden Kennedy of the Ok- lahoma Crime Bure.iu said here a filling station operator al Davis. Okla., and a bus driver may have THE WEATHER i-. 5. riF.rARTMKyt or COMMERCE RVRF-VV ABILF.NK VICI.VUV ttoudv sn.l Tttuiwiay- Warmer Hltfi fcj lo TO. tiiitt Tt) (n 73 NORTH CENTRAL AMI TEXAS ck-sdj thnxilh Th-Tj- TKVA.S widely anj 1 than. vulhflly Mto.ls rn tV VUF'.bt 10 tifttlfifrty l.Mt ttVd-.rO.'y sonric rrvrmt. cVuJj- anil tuminf la totlti Thursday pjllly rtootlj IA wldrb" JfJtlltrfd and nvlrr In M-.uHfrty nn fcovnUnj: nortf.fasltrly Ncj. rffdAf nleM T KM I.HAN KM A.M. T.tl f.M. f 3 H 17 J-M M IV in U V t: lush Vw Imrrralurn rrtrd Jl p.m.: and Inch anil ttmrcfalcm >ran Ml and U. Sunicl Ult n'tM p.m. Suntb? ttr tcnlcM p flircmrltr rra.llne al p m. 3 hncnWllljr at p m. It orl. information that could break the case. Both have lolii officers Ihey saw a station wagon tilting the descrip- tion of David Hajler Jr.'s in Davis about to p.m. Oct. 9. Kennedy said. He added this would have been about two hours or so before Ihe car and a sfill unidentified man inside were soaked with gasoline and turned into a fiery pyre. Hagler. SS. Fort Worth asphalt company executive, is charged in Oklahoma with murder in the He was still in jail here to- day, pending posling of bond on his appeal from Gov. Shivers' approra! of Oklahoma's c.vlradition request. An autopsy report said the vic- tim wns hurr.cd to death while in drurken stupor. Krnr.edy quoted the filling sl.ilioa operator as saying he saw a ma- roon siation wagon wilh cream top :n his place Ihe nisht before the body was discovered. 'He said he Ihoujthl there were two men in ihe slalion wagon but that there might have been three." Ki-nneily s.iin. "There were some clothes hanging in the (slslion) wagon and he couldn't be sure ntwil a third man." The Oklahoma agent sairt Hit tus driver passed thrmiyrti Davis alwul (he same time and reported seeing the same sialion wagon. ll.igler'5 vehicle was reported maroon with cream top. Kennedy said the bus driver ard sUlion op- Stf HAGI.KR, t-A, Col. t shortly before midnight and the weatherman said that by midnight .07 of an inch had fallen at Ihe airport. The heavy overcast slowed the cool front, and the weatherman wouldn't go under 45 degrees. Radar, equipment at the weather bureau indicated that the most rain occurred east and northearf of Abilene within a 25 to 60-mile rea. Baird's rain started falling shortly before 9 p.m. and was com- ing doivn hard and steady at p.m., according to Leslie Bryant, Reporter-.Vews Correspondent. Roy Matthews al Albany report- ed the situation in his area look- ed "very favorable" for rain but "only thunder" had occurred as late as p.m. Easlland, Haskell and Throck- morlon likewise reported clouds but no rain. South, al Tuscola, a shower was reported. Trieste Goes Back to Italy Despite Rain TRIESTE, Oct. 26 w-The Uni- ted Stales and Britain gave Trieste back lo Italy today in a rowdy farewell thrown into utter confu- sion by ram, wind and a wild cele- bration. The weather washed out (he formalities, but failed lo daunt the Trieslini. They surged about the cily by the tens of thousands to cheer the entry of Italian troops after nine years of British-Amer- ican occupation. They provided an almost equally tumultuous farewell for departing American Iroops. But the high Kind that swept across the north- ern Adriatic the royal navy aircraft carrier Centaur to tail away ahead of schedule with de- parting British Iroops. They left virtually unnoticed. This dashed plans for a formal parade by honor guards of British, American and Italian soldiers planned to mark the change of command. Hearing of the Cen- lauer's departure Maj. Gen. John A. Dabney, American commander, canceled his troops' appearance. Then the crowd got into the act and spoiled the only formality lea on the program a final meeting belween Dabney. Brilish Maj. Gen. Sir John Winterton, Allied military governor, and his successor, Itali- an Maj. Gen. Edmondo de JRenzi. MftchellVTalk Plugs Prosperity WASHINGTON, Ocl. 26 IB-Sec- retary of Labor James P. Mitchell said tonight "employment is in- creasing" nationwide and the Re- publican administration is deter- mined to take "any government action necessary'" to expand Job opportunity and boost living stan- dards. "All over the country employ- ment is increasing, new jobs are opening up are deter- mined to expand employment, and o improve the opportunities and vorking conditions of those who iave jobs." .s _ WESTERN FOR JIMMY-Mr? Jimmy a light colored bedroom suite with cowboy decorations for the bedroom of her 14-month-old son, Jimmy. Showing her the suite is L. D. Boyd of Cooper Furniture Co 525 Butternut St. (Staff TO FURNISH HOUSE Mrs. Spann Finds Bargains On Furniture Buying Trip Ifrs. Jimmy Spann went funu ture shopping Tuesday and foun some bargains thanks to th generosity of two Abilene firms. She bought all the furniture sh will need for her new home al 74 Westmoreland, except for a chai and some odds and ends. And th total bill was just Cooper Furnilure Co. at 525 But fermit St. outfitted the living room two bedrooms and sold the ga: range and dinette suite all a cost. West Texas Utilities Co. sold her a cyclamatic Frigidasre al cos through the courtesy of Harold D BULLETIN COLORADO CITY, Ocl. I Wednesday) Fire of unknown origin swept through the Colorado Hotel at midnight Tuesday and was ihreatcaing adjacent buildings as it raged uncontrolled at a.m. during a downpour of rah. No one was known lo have been trapped in the blazing three-story structure, occupied mostly by eld- Grubcs of Colorado City reported. The hotel, formerly knorni as the Alamo Hotel, was a city landmark. City police dispatcher Ed Tiner said the building appeared "gone." The hotel's location "is on Oak Street, between Second and Third Sis., across the street from the courthouse. Ail of Colorado City's fire trucks people, radioman Walter were in action, and trucks from Snyder-were summoned by C-Cil> police. A feed store north of the hotel and a new Shell Service Station on the south corner o! the block were Ihe main buildings threatened. A resident of the hotel, who escaped along with his wife, said he believed all oilier residents got out safely. Grubbs estimated the hotel had 30 to'S rooms. Austin, district manager. One of the biggest single gifls to dale also came Tuesday. It is a chain link fence for Ihe hack yard and it is FREE. This offer came from Abilene Chain Link Fence Co., 3125 S. Treadaway, J. W. Sieadman, owner. The fence at retail would cosl about tViU Build Sam Steadman will build it either Thursday or Friday. J. M. Cooper, owner of the fur- niture company, was out of town Tuesday, but L. D. Boyd, salesman, spent most of the afternoon helping Mrs. Spann choose furniture. She bought a living room suite, bedroom suite for each of the two bedrooms, dinette suite, two mat- tresses, two springs, gas range, pillows, chairs, (able lamps and The furniture and refrigerator will be delivered to the home Thursday. Mrs, Spann and the two children, Jimmy and Verda Ruth, rill probably move in Friday. Some Material Gives Floors were being finished Tues- day. The house was built last Thurs- day by the Abilene Home Builders Associalion. Labor and supervision were free, and some materials were given. Two persons whose contributions o the project were not previously acknowledged were James Colwell and Frank J. Phillips. Colwell fur- nished the maintainer and labor lo clear the vacant lots behind and across the street from the house o facilitate the building operation, 'flillips furnished labor aid ma- erial to weatherstrip the outside doors. Expresses Thanks Mrs. Spaan expressed thanks for he continued courtesies shown her. said: Reds May Hare Nuclear 'Family1 or so-suggesting, that (he Reds may8 have "family" nuclear The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission told of the blasts The AEC carefully refrained i from making any statement as to just what the Russians might bi testing. But last month when Russia her self announced she had exploded "one of a type of atomic weap there was unofficial specula tioo here by Dr. Halph Lapp, an atomic scientist, that the Soviets might be "testing warheads for battlefield use in artillery to coun- ter our weapons on the battlefield.' The U. S. has a 280mm. atomic cannon, and the Army disclosed over the weekend that it has start ed out on a program lo use atom ic shells in a wide variety of its conventional artillery. Lapp suggested as a somewha less liiely possibility that the So viets were trying out a series ol warheads for aerial combat be tween airplane "or ground-to-air missiles to be used in shooting down strategic bombers." The announcement by the AEC was the first public slatement by the AEC of any "series" of Rus sian tests. The AEC's use of the word "mi clear" left open the question whether the "explosives" testei were of the hydrogen or more con venlional atomic type. A brief statement from the ASC lid: "The chairman of the Atomic En- ergy Commission (Lewis Strauss) staled that there had (sic) been a series of detonations of nuclear explosives in Soviet territory. "This series began in mid-Sep lember and has continued at In tervals to the present. "Further announcement concern ing this series will be made only laid if some unusual development woulc appear to warrant it. "As is generally the case with nuclear detonations, these tesls lave resulted in some widespreac 'ail-out of radioaclive material, but insignificantly in the Unitei States." There was no expansion by the EC on this statement, leaving manswered such questions as how he series of explosions was de- ecled, their number or in what parts of the United States a "fal- out" of radioactive materials has noted. Presumably, the AEC was able o delermine this from the instru- ments which detected the fall-out. On Sept 17 Moscow announced bat it had exploded "one of a ype of atomic weapons" trith 'valuable results." It gave no de- ails as to where the experiment vas conducted or the type of reapoa. A few days later, the Tokyo newspaper Asahi said thai Japan- ese scientists had "almost con- clusive evidence" that the Rus- ians recently exploded an H-bomb a an island SCO miles northwest f Nome, Alaska. India Urges Dismantling OfA-Bombi UNITED NATIONS', N.y., Oct.' 26 K. Krishna Menon of. India today urged the U.N. to study methods of dismantling nu- clear bombs so their deadly radio- activity would.not iiroducc disas- trous results. At Ihe same time, he renewed in the U.N. Assembly's 60-nation Polilical Commillee India's months old demand for a standstill agree- ment to slop production of atomic and hydrogen bombs while a dis- armament convention is being worked out Menon, bolstered, by a large assortment of noles and texts, was the last speaker in the two-week s- oid general debate on ment. He spoke strongly against the atomic and hydrogen weapons. He said that under no circum- stances would India ever agree to their emphatic use. He was particularly about the hydrogen' bomb. That weapon, he said, was "suicide for the nations who use them, genocide (destruction of a race) for those against whom they were used and infanticide for pos- terity." Slenoa supported a resolution cosponsored by the United States, Britain, France, Canada and the Soviet Union in a rare display of unanimity last Friday. This propos- al, which may be voted upon by the committee tomorrow if the orators stop in time, would in- struct the Disarmament Commis-. sion to recreate a subcommittee made up of the five powers spon-' soring the resolution. This sub- committee met last spring in Lon- don but made no progress. The group would be asked to resume secret talks and attempt to work out a disarmament convention pro- viding for the eventual elimination o! nuclear weapons from the war chests of the world. Menon said, however, that he rould like to include as a task for he subcommittee provisions for he dismantling of bombs before heir destruction. Menon said something roust be done so their radioactive force would act be unleashed on the world. He said he did not know whether this was technically pos- sible. "Again I wish to express haaks and appreciation for my the nany things done and given to make our home complete, or as complete as possible since God las called my children's father away. May God bless you all." Policeman Jimmy Spann. hus- >and and father of the family, was lain June 17 at Merkel in a gun tattle with Wiltard Gaither THK WINNAH! "Mv. West Texas0 of 1954 displays Ms muscles before cse of the artmmns judges at Tuesday night's Variety Show at Rose Field House. The 1954 winner in the hsiirc contest vaiiuij OJIUH ;n new notise. Mie winner in the physiqirc contest is Airman Glenn Turner ot GoocUcHow Air Force Base. San Angela Testing a muscle is Margie Campbell, Hardin-Simmons University coedland one of the four honorary judges in the contest. Photo by Bob Handcuffed Sheriff ufsSowtollse KOPKIXSVILLE, Ky. _ slier- fi Dicls Cowherd handcuffed him- self to the prisoner, and gave the handcuff key to a deputy, who pat Ii in a shirt pocket. Tfwa the three left for a corn field to search for a missing murder weapon. When they returned to jail, the deputy discovered key was missing. He had dropped it while bending over to search Ihe field. The cuffs had to be cut off. Italian Disaster Takes 217 Lives SALERNO. Italy, Oct. 26 ui-The worst cloudbursts and landslides in modem Italian history today battered 10 miles of coastal hills on the Gulf of Salerno, killing persons or more. Three hundred oihers were slill missing tonignL The death count was compiled by military police on emergency rescue duty in the disaster area. Hundreds were injured and thousands ot Italians living beside the usually temperate gulf were homeless. Damage was estimated in milliHis ot dollars. In Rome, Giacinlo Bcseo, under- secretary to Premier Mario Scelba, said at midnight Uie death toll had reached 19S. He said he feared scores of the missing never would found alive. AI Salerno, where American as- sault troops stormed ashore U years ago in crucial battle, authori- ties said the official toll already hid passed leo and that MO was a conservative estimale of the dead. Hospitals were full of the victims as north as Naples. stricken coaslland extends from Salerno, about 38 mSej Mutb. of Naples, south westward to Amalfi, which was untouched. Rains began falling from Sor- rento lo Salerno early last night and luraed torrents by 11 p.m. The heaviest torrents lasted three hours. The cloudburst softened mud holding together homes built of white volcanic rock and hundreds of them crumbled. In Salerno alone were homeless. Two-foot walls of water surged down Ihe mountains. The rains .stopped for two hours, thea re- sumed, and a light fall continued through the day. Destroyed were the hamlets of Marina de Vietra, Caneloni, Mo- lina, Allesio, and San Ccsario. Six other villages were without food or water and helicopters tried to aid them. In Rome, Premier Mario Scelba summoned an urgent Cabhie! meeting for tomorrow and nounccd a large relief: appropria- tion wouW be made, A year ago similar but less de- structive flash floods ravaged tbt southern region o{ ;