Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 6, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIX, NO. 82
Auociated Preu (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY, MORNING, SEPT. 6, 1954
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10«
MAN ADMITS SHOOTING
Shotgun Blast Kills Winters Youth, 20
BALLINGER, Sept. 5. iRNS)-A 20-year-old Winters youth. Este-van T. Elsquivel, was shot and killed outside of a tavern on a country road near here Sunday afternoon Four hours later two Ballinger policemen captured three suspects in the shooting as they made their way through Ballinger toward the Wilmeth community in north Runnels County where they had been picking cotton. One of them admUted the shooting.
The three had been the object of a search since 4:30 p. m. when
just why the fight started. Atkins said there did not seem to have been an argument before the shooting and he didn't believe the persons Involved knew each other previously.
Esquivel’s body was taken to Winters by a Newby-Davis Funeral Home ambulance.
Survivors include the parents, .Mr. and Mrs. John Esquivel; three brothers, Leone. Salvalor and John Jr.; and two sisters. Lepes and Mary. Funeral arrangements ae pending but services will probably be conducted Tuesday. Spill
Red Chinese Island for 3d
police said they left the scene of | in Winters is
the shooting in a truck. j ^.h^rge.
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Runnels County Sheriff Di»n Atkins said the three are Fantiago Valdez. W. hi.s 17-year-old son. and : a nephew, Louis Reverá. 26. All are from Robstown.
Atkins said the father told him that he did the shooting and later i District Attorney E C. Grindstaff i said he look a statement from Valdez admitting that he fired the
fatal shot Atkm.s said he expects charges
to be filed Monday.
Stopped at Tavern According to officers the E.squi-vel youth and his brother Salvalor slopptHl at the tavern, locati^ on a gravel road H mdes south-east of Ballinger near the Olfen community on the Concho County line, and Esquivel went m to buy
a case of beer. , .. . *
When he came out a nght started with Valdez and his companions and Esquivel was shot in the face and sliouldcr with a shotgun.
He died immediately.
Injured in the fight was R A.
Lange, an emp^vf tavern,
who was grazed by two shotgun trealtnl at Bal-
Atkins said that after Valdez and his son and nephew left the scene they circled toward Ballinger on the old Olfen road, where about five miles out they stopped and took the side boards off the truck. They stayed there until after dark and then started toward the north part of the county where they had been working for about a week.
Ballinger City Policemen Paul Richardson and Chester Derrick made the capture as the suspects traveled along 13th Street on the edge of Ballinger.
-Highway Patrolman Joe Perry assisted with the investigation.
Soviet Fighters Down Aircraft of
TAIT’EH. Formosa. Monday. Sept. 6 — Chinese Communists
were morled today to have shelled—for the third successive (^av_Quemoy Island, where two U S. officers were killed Friday.
little concern about the attacks on Quemoy. is that there is at least an even chance that the Reds ac tually will attempt to seize Que moy.
Some quarters, however, thmk
There was no confirmation of the : that the Communists are more m repiirts. which came even as tup ; terestcd in tryinc toJcarn whettier | f S. and \alionalisl Chinese ofti- j I'.S. 7th Fleet would intcnenc .1, cers conferred on the Red attacks, j idemov,^or___anv of ^Ihc^ oH-
Other unverified reoorts said Nationalist air force planes had at-
1 Feared Lost
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (/P)—Ten Americans in a U.S. Navy patrol plane were shot down off Red Siberia yesterday in what the United States tonight denounced as t “wanton and unprovoked attack” by two Soviet planes.
The State Department said the attack occurred “without warning” over the international high seas. The Russians said the Navy plane had violated their frontier.
Nine of the crew members were saved, after a night bobbing around in lifejackets, but the tenth was feared lost. He was Ens. Roger Henry Reid of Alameda, Calif., who apparently was trapped!
I in the navigator’s compart- ■
I ment and sank with the 1 plane.
The State Department rejected
tacked Red-held islands and main land points from wiiich Quemoy had been .«helled.
The English language China 'News reported: j Bombs Fall
' “Daredevil Chinese •Nationalist» pbnes showered bomb.s and rork-jets all day Saturday on Commu nist
shore Nationalist vaded.
The 7th Fleet has been assigned to guard Formosa, Nctionaljsl headquarters, against Communist invasion. Yesterday in Washington Fred A. Seaton, assistant secretary of defense, told renoiiers “we are alert to our responsibilities in the area" of Quemoy. He added he was not aware of any
Gl VKDSMEN PATROL HIGHW AYS TO C ..i *Oi - i>?‘- John OaVf- of the Michigan State Police and Sgt. Fred Gar chow of the National Guard 119th Field .Artillery Battalion check equipment before teaming up for Labor Day traffic control dutv.'The National Guardsmen are being utilized in the state in an effort to reduce traffic deaths over the holiday weekend. . ...... .....
Ike Encourages Private Utility' To Smash TVA, Kefauver Soys
pellets Lange wa.« ^^yiurun^ vi« w-....--- ^ . pi ,
linger Clinic and releaseil ^ shore* batteries. Military au-¡ "specific orders to <he .th Fj_e_
Police were unable to (ktermme , confirm the infor- to protect any
---- malion. but it was learned that low ¡ Formosa. _
-flving Thunderbolts .. . merciless-! l\ fwundeil Communist gunposU ringing Quemoy, Red positions on small island» raceivad eapeciaUy heavv bombardment ”
Peiping Radio Saturday said Nationalist fighter plaites had bomb^
Amoy, near Quemoy Island on the China coast. It said one plane was shiH down, another damaged.
There was no announcement of if anv. was det'ided
Fair Skies Cover Texas for Holiday
Bv THE ASblH lATED PRF-SS Except for a few showers near the South Central Coast area. Texas Sunday was enjoying near perfect holiday weather
And the TS Weather Bureau _
said most oí the slate would keep ^he conference of U S. and
the good weather Monday as sum- ^»ationalist officers mer appeared to be sticking around for the l.abor Day weekend.
Palmnos rctxirttHl 28 imHies of ram. College Station a trace. Victoria 01 im'hes and Alice a aliower.
Tenn>eratures were mostly in the »i\ Presidio hiwl a high of 102 Maria had both the day’s low maximum, a chilly ao Generally fair weather in the north and west pirtions of Texas beamed dow n on picknickers. hunl-#rs and fishermen A few showers were fortxast for the coastal areas for Monday. West Texas and Stnilh Texas also were expet'ted to get some sL'atlered rainfall
Red China Plans To Withdraw 7 Korean Divisions
WASHINGTON. Sept. 5 .4^-Sen.
Kefauver (D-Tenn> accused the Ei-points other than senhower administration today of
encouraging what he called pri-1 lights the
——- vate utility attempts to “break up ; Republicans as a
the TVA" through the proposed dent Eisenhi^ er
a good, critical look at what has been going on in the government."
He said that “nothing so high-new trend” under the
contract Presi- so far as tiw has o r d e r e d i woman—who doesn’t own a utility
a Soviet protest that 1. the American patrol plane had violated Russian “air space" and 2. that the Americans had opened fire first on two Red fighters.
The attacking planes apparently were MIG15 type jets, one of which j scored hits on the two-engine pro- j peller - driven P2V Neptune. The slower Navy plane was forc^ down in the Sea of Japan with its wing afire.
Asst. Secretary of Defense Fred A. Seaton announced Die attack. These developments followed in r^id order:
Russia Protests 1 Russia handed a formal protest to the American Embassy in Moscow claiming an American sys- ‘ military plane had opened fire on ! two Soviet fighters when they ap-done " . proached for the purpose of “pro-
Diplomatic Tie With Russia Favored by the
DENVER. Sept. 5 Lit—President Eisenhower’s press secretary said tonight he knows of "no change" in the chief executive’s belief that the best interests of the United States would not be served by breaking dipiomatic relations witii Russia.
The secretary, James C. Hager-ty, made the statement to newsmen in response to questions dealing with a call by Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) for severing relations with the Soviet Union.
Knowland, the Senate majority leader, wired the President at the summer White House calling for
Kefauver said in a Labor Day statement he believes. “It is a lime | phis. Ark., for the average working man and ; Tennessee Valley Authority sys-woman of the United States to take | tern to replace power sold by T\ A
to the Atomic Energy’ Commission in Kentucky.
Kefauver, who was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and who has been mentioned as a possibility for 1956. said this contract would give
signed for the construction (rf a, company .
.team power plant at West Mem- i He said that "a lot of us in the to feed power into the' Senate and House are still
ing “to break up the TVA tern ”
h*. “iti Hme^ for^^^a change i ^sing that it should leave immed- j a break after a Defense D^
said, a^-erage man and iately the air space of the Soviet partment announcement in Wash-
2. Sen. Knowland of California.
1 VI «7 the Senate Republican leader, kick- * called for breaking off diplomatic relations with Rus.^. In a tele-
ington that a U. S. Navy patrol plane had be^ shot down in the Sea of Japan by aircraft of the Russian-built MIG113 type.
Big Spring Girl Bullfighter Gored
The general impression in Tai-peh. where the public has shown
Unidentified Planes Fly Over Formoso
NEW YORK. SeiH. 5 .?u-Witting Andrews correspondent m Taipen. divisions from Korea and Japan. Formosa’ for the American Broad- The aggregate strength of seven cxstmg Co . reported that a three- Chinese Red divisions would just htHir blackout v^as enforced on For-, about equal that of four I S. m-mosa tonight and Monday morn-1 fantry divisions. Chint^e divisions.
TOKYO. .Monday. Sept 6 JP* — Peiping Radio said last night seven Red Chinese divisions will be withdrawn from North Korea during Uie next two months.
Advance anouncemenl of the purported Red triK>p movement was unusual. Such redeployments usually are kept secret.
It possibly was intended as prop-
DEL RIO. Tex.. Sept. 5 ufv-Pa-tricia McCormick the girl bullfighter from Big Spring. Tex., was seriously gored today in the bull ring in Ciudad Acuna, just acrt»s the Rio Grande from here.
She was in surgery at the Del
would the plan.
Stephen A. Mitchell, Democratic national chairman, has contended
injuries but said she is considered in serious condition.
ing 'Formosa time tified aircraft flew over the island^ .Andrews, in a report to ABC he.Kiquarlers here, said antiaircraft guns were in action in the Taipeh area
when uniden-! during the Korean War, totaled ariHiml 6.060 to 8.000 men. U S. divisions, if anywhere near normal strength, would have somewhat more than twice as many men.
HEAD OF MISSIONS SAYS-
^hinese Might Not Clamor To Join Mainland Invasion
B> DON NORRIS
The ( hiñese pe«Hdes* hate for their Communist masters is "like steam in a .cauldron boiling up " This. Dr Bilker Jame.« Uauthwi, executive si«cretar> of tlie Southern Ba|>(i.sl General Convention foreign missions hoard, says will “eventually" bring about a change In government
l>r Caiithen speaks from long experience He Mas a iiii.Nsiunary to China from im to 1943. Mas conventiim set relary to the Orient from 1946 to OtHolier ol 19M when he Mas named exetulive swrrtary ol the toieign mission l*t»ard.
Native Texan He Mas in Abilene Sunday i|H<ak at the morning and evening Morship services at the First Hap list Church His home now is in Va , although he rt a
within CTiina prot»ei Mas a factor
Coffee Pinch About Over, U.S. Believes
W.ASHINGTON, Sept. 5 .r~'ihe .Agriculture Department said to-
privale utilities “a plum worth be- i that the proposed contract involves iMeen 92 and 140 miUion to them." j a “raw deal" and a giveaway to He said it would aid Uiem in seek- a private power syndicate. _
TUESPAY ON SAM BEAM FARM
Final Preparations Slated For First Soil Day Program
By BOB C(H>KE Reporter-.N’ews Farm Editor
Final touches w ill be made today for the Reporter-New s first annual
dav the producUonK«nsumplion M D«. ™
p.Kh whtch has been blamed lor Beam. Jr.. farm, north of Potost.
shaiqi price increases in coffee is about over.
It saiu that beginning in mid-1955 there sliould be more cottee produced worldwide than is consumed. Just how much that will amount to will depend on the extent to which Brazil recovers from last year’s irmt damage and on how much more coffee drinkers Mill use.
in favor erf the Communists, he said
Public dissatisfaction that movevl many Chinese to svmi>a-thize with bountiful promises by ( miimunists. couyiled with their Russian-sponsored and equipped Army made overthrow of government possible, he said Dr Caulhen says he has been infoi-med that the tide of public (gvinioji began swinging away from Communism immediately after the start ot the war with Korea
home Frainise» KrpI Before the Korean conflict, the
Deaths Totol 18
By THE .ASSOtT.ATED PRt:SS The Labor Day weekend violent death toll in Texas rose rapidly
Sunday. With another day to go in ^^ter and plant conservation the holiday weekend, the toll stood j Dr»lf mated by Sigo»
at 18 dead. 11 of them traffic' terraces to bo built,
the i fatalities and two drownings. Five ; j,, ^ plowed, subsoiled arwi
were sliot U> death.
There l« still much speculation as to attendance. Since this is the first sui'h program to be presented by the new:»p|aper and the second (rf its kind in the stale there is no criteria for reckoning attendance.
With a break from the weatherman—lower temperature, that is —crowd estimates are ranging from 750 to 1.000 people. There will be on display' thousands of dollars worth of regular and heavy-duty fann equipment at the Midway, along with displays of farrn and ranch appliances, seeds, fertilizers and exhibits stressing soil.
Also, on display will be equipment used by AGRO Fertilizer Co., Haskell, for applying anhyrdrous ammonia.
Test Runs Made Several of the implement dealers cooperating in the Soil Day program have already made test runs with theu- equipment and are ready to begin work at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday.
The day’s program begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Parsons, Widow of Doctor, Dies
Mrs. S. C. Parsons, 82. died unexpectedly of a heart attack about 10 a. m. Sunday at her residence, 640 Orange St.
She was the widow of Dr. S. C. Parsons. Abilene physician from 1917 until his death in 1930. Mrs, Parsons was also preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Parsons, in 1941.
Mrs. Parsons was bom Oct. 20. 1871 in Opelika, Ala. She married Dr. Parsons Jan. 28, 1900 in
appropriate Punishment marriage where
notes to .Moscow protesting the attack and rejecting both Soviet contentions.
The American notes said at no time did the U. S. Navy aircraft open fire on the Soviet aircraft, and "this attack took place over the international high seas approximately 100 miles east of Vladivostok and 44 miles from the Siberian coast."
I', s. Protests
‘"nie U. s. government protests this wanton and unprovoked attack on a U. S. Navy aircraft engaged on a peaceful mission over the high seas,” one -American note
“The U. S. government requests
that measures be taken to subject
State Department _
denounced the attack, which oc curred at 4:18 a.m. (CST) Satur-
Besidea Ü« So.l Conaan-.üon I d.^.
crewmen reached Washington
Service, the agriculture department of Abilene Hvr’istian College and the Abilene Chamber of Com’meroe others cooperaUng m the Soil Day program are:
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Beam. Jr.. Abilene Farm Implement Co.. .Abilene Equipment Co., .Antilley-Sanders, Childress Tractor Co.. R^A Bible Hardware & Implment Co.,
See SOIL. Pg. 9-A, C*l. •
Navy pieced together this story: Tlie American plane, a P2V Neptune. was on routine patrol, cruns-ing apiMTOximately parallel with and about 44 miles from the coast
The crew’s first hint of trouble. Navy officials said, came In the
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civic and Epis^ pal Church work in .Abilene. She was a member of the Episcopal Church.
Survivors are a s<mi, Charlie w. Parsons of 619 Beech St.; and a sister. Mrs. A. V. Sherrdd. who had lived with Mrs. Parsons at 640 Orange St.
Funeral will be held at S p. m. Tuesday in Laughter-North Memorial Chapel Dr. Willis P Gerhart. rector of the F^iscopa Church of the Heavenly Rest, wiU officiate. Burial will be in the family plot in Cedar HOI Cemetery.
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through with some irf the promises
BAKFK J. CAUTHEN »training cauldrwi
HK-hmomi. nativ e Texan
Before coming to ciuiUNse peo|»le in the Nationalist
had apoken to a qnrimi i ^ go\ernmont ami Uie in-
Brotherhood nnH‘tmg at Big Spru)k
family reunuMi in
and attended Texas.
Hit iiwakmg here was layed acieirfance to an invila ion to address the First Rapisi last h'ebruary when the duirch wa» dedicating its new million dollar nuditorlum Unable to coine m Ftrfrruary. Dr ('authen had prmn ised to be here at a later date Tw® l-aelor»
Dr CauHien P>.«erveel duiuig ao Interview here Sunday that h»' fall of Cluna to Cmnmuimm in idd he attributed in the main to two Dlacouragement «
flatlonary economic situation ft»l-lowing the lermnuUion of W’orki War 11
Tlie Communi.st.s capitalizeei. Iw «aid. on the tiroad expanse of the then government in power. After the war, territory formerly ot-cu pitHl by Japan was returmKl to Uhuiose rule
This, coupUxl Mith plai'ing ot Japanese arms in Ctaumunisls* hands equijipnig tiiem well for an internal war, gave the Reds the motivation they required to begin Mil offensive move.
Having i wall equipped Im-Oi
for lietter conditions. The war in Koiva gave them an excuse to exercise dictatorud tniMer. creating dissatisfaction among llMf Chinese, he believes Dr Cauttien lielieves the Chinese, whom h# terms “a cautious race," will adopt a wait and-see attitude toMaixl return to na-tkmalism from Communism They will do nothing that might bring retaliation ujHin them with out assuraiK-e that it is the means to freevlom
W'aot huece»» Guaranteed Should the Nationalist forces on Forniasa invade the China mam-laml they would likely not find Im-metliale clamoring from Commun ist-rulad peoides to lake part In the ci usade Unless, he said, thwe
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chiseled have been designated by . signs so that the dealers who Mill! demonstrate their equipment may readily spot their machinery in the two fiekis on the Beam farm to bt used in the demonstrations Many of the e.\hibit booths will have continuivus movies or slices on interesting conservation farming melhodbi, or on subjeits deal-1 ing M ith consiirvation. 'Hvese will provide entertainment ,for thivse M’ho mav grow weary of traipsing ; over the Beam fields ami pastures ‘ Royal Dutch Airlim'r
to hear the lectures or to watch; constellation plowed into a sticky the equipment m demonstrations , jjhajmon River mudbank early to-Paul Walser. Temple. deinily j ^ death claimed 28 persons
* ' -exavHly half the 56 aboard.
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state conservationist, is due to arrive in Abilene early Tuesday morning. Walser will be the mam iq>eaker on the day's program.
Special FveaU In addiUon to the regular demonstrations in terrai*e budding, terat-e maintenance and different type plowing. several special events are slated In the afternoon the HarxHWk elevating scrai>er. a new dirt moving device, will be demonsira teil; the inoculation and planting of winter |ieas. with the (ertiltier to be supplied by l<eon Reese ami Dub Pritchett, daalert in PhiUijw 16 agricultur* fertiUtea-s
Eievem who perished w^re Amer-icaus. five others were foreign residents of the I’nited Stales.
The giant plane skipped acroai the surface of the wide, muddy river mouth at k>w tale with its four engine« roaring aral settled into the mudbank shortly after its piiHlawn takeoff from Shannon Airport
Vicllm» Gag Gasoline leaked into the cabin and gagged many «rf the victims. >
struggled in the dark across the treacherous, mile-wide mudbank toward safety.
The bodies of 25 persons trapped inskki were recovered from neck-deep water. Rescuer# said most of them were found submerged, still strapped in their safety bells. The two missk» bod.es were believed to be outside the plane, either mured in the mud or sunk in the ftoried Shannon.
Among the 21 survivors were 15 .Americans. Three of the plane s Dutch crew oi 10, including a stewardess, died in this sei-ond crash of a KLM airliner within two weeks
AmertraM Lkiled The American casuaHies were
Son« .W»rontfy drown«! “. >*« I^ ». ,
notive ot Portland. Ore.. who bead-
tide came to One or two other#
were feared burled alive as they
ed the commercial department at BassK-k High School in Bridgeport. Conn. A close friend, Mrs. Emily FUsinger of <33 Coleman St > Bridgeport, said sIk* had no survivors.
Wiibur H. Coultas of ‘130 La Grange Kd.) La Grange. lU.
Mrs. Elizabeth EUis of Geofge-town, Md.. a student at the Uni-I versity of Maryland. Her mother. Mrs. Joseph M. Mulford trf Middle-iburg. Va , was reported visiting
in Canada Mrs. S D S. Thompson. Burgess • mayor' of Farmington, Conn., former vice president of the Connecticut League of Women Voter# and a former state representative. MiM Louise Griffith, Farmtng-
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