Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 7, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LXXIX, NO. 83Aatoeimted Frem (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1954 —TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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AS IKE WAVES WAND
Work Starts on First Electrical Atom
SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (^g-Presi-dent Eisenhower with a wave of A “magic wand” in Denver, Colo., fome 1,200 miles away, today start* ad a new era of the atomic age.
The “magic wand” activated a power shovel to start breaking ground for the world’s first full-scale atomic power plant for the production of electricity.
In history-making ceremonies at ShippHigport, some 25 miles north of Pittsburgh, a start was made for the first atomic i^ant of its kind.
The 45-miI!ion-dollar power plant is a joint effort of the Westing-hou.se Electric Corp.. Duquesne Light Co.. and the Atomic Energy Commission.
Duquesne Light will build the conventional part of the power-generating p 1 ant. Westinghouse will build a pressurized water reactor to generate electricity.
The government will own the reactor, but Duquesne is to pay for and own other elements of the plant, costing up to five-million dollars.
Slightly enriched uranium will be used for uel for the pressurized water reactor. 'The heat from splitting atoms in the reactor will push the water temperature, under 2.000 pounds pressure, up to 325 degrees. The water will heat other water to drive the turbine
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U. S. Asks UN To Consider Plane Attack
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.. Sept • ijp—The United States tonight asked the U.N. Security Council to meet soon to consider the “unprovoked attack" by Soviet aircraft on a U.S. Navy plane last Saturday.
America’s chief delegate to the U.N., Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., announced he had submitted the request for council action on the incident to Francisco Urrutla. Colombian delegate to the U N. and council president for September.
Holiday Traffic Deaths Climb to 317
PRESIDENT HOLDS MAGIC WAND . . . starts atomic plant job
Friendly Nations Begin Atomic Pool
DENVER. Sept. 6 ijP—President president” Hagerty told new.smen.
Eisenhower told the nation today the United States and a group of friendly countries are starting immediately — without Russia — toward creation an international atomic pool for peaceful fHirposes.
Great Britain. France. Canada. Australia and South Africa were
This is just his yearly checkup. He said the diief executive has been getting an annual examination for at least 10 years and “is quite insistent on it.”
Last year, the press secreUry said. Eisenhower got part of his annual examination at Fitzsimons
named at the summer White House j completed it later at Walter as amcmg the governments which' Army Hospital in Washington, already have agreed to join in the ■ project. Others were said to be planning to follow suit soon.
Almost as soon as he complet«! • brief coast to coAft television and radio address which contaiaid the announcement, the President went lo nearby Fitzsimons Arm>’ Hw-ptial for what the summer While Hou.se called hb annual physical
The presidential press secretary, James C. Hagerty. said the President would stay overnight at the hospital and would be back at his desk tomorrow morning.
Accompanying Eisenhower lo the hospital Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, the White House physician.
“I just want to point out that there 18 ntghing wrong with the
The President’s address marked the start of ciMistruction of America’s first commercial-size atomic ^
power plant, for peaceful purposes (,^0 o”n d Vv in Grapevine
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Texas Deaths Rise to 37 Over Holiday
By THE ASSOCUTED PRESS
Death by violence during the long Labor Day weekend in Texas rose to 37 Monday. Five members of one family were killed in a truck-train collision near Hearne.
Traffic deaths totaled 21. Drown-ings. shootings, strangulation, and accidental electrocution accounted for others.
'The Department of PiAlic Safety predicted 30 would die in traffic during the weekend which began Friday night and ended Monday at midnight. Last year the Labor day weekend cost 27 traffic deaths.
The deaths included:
Francis Bennett. 41, Dallas, drowned in Lake Whitney west of Hillsboro Sunday while fishing.
Joseph Rose. 40. Odessa, electrocuted at his home Sunday night.
Frank Trejo. 44. of Thelma, near San Antonio, shot to death behind the bar of his tavern Sunday. His w'idow was charged with murder.
Airman Paul Sheppard. 22. Cambridge. Ohio, killed early Sunday when his car overturned near Bryan Air Force Base, where he was I stationed. j
Willie Brooks. 30, Dallas Negro,
STARTS AT 9 A. M.
By BOB COOKE IUp«ier-N>»w Farm Editor
•Hus ai Soil Day on tho Sam Beam. Jr farm. 2 5 miles north ol Potosí
n IS the first of an annual program to be sfwrsored by the Rt-porler-New’s, designed to empba-sizA the priAlems of conserving West Texas soil, water and vegetation. After the problems are presented. then it will be shown what! can be done to rebuild fertility of. the land, improve the cover on
of cooperating firms, with West Texas Utilities siwwing continuously some slides on conservation projects, likewise distributing some of rti conservation literature.
Food Booths Set Up
The Hamby and Tuscola home demonstration clubs’ food and drinks booths have been set up and will be ready lo serve sandwiches. cold drinks and other food. Through the courtesy of Ray’s
Pa., near Pittsburgh.
The ehiirf executive said:
“Wt have just agreed with a number of other nations to go ahead now with the formation of an intematiiwial agency which will foster the growth and spread of the new atwnic technolog>' for peaceful use. Atomic materials for projects sponsored by this agency will be set aside for that purpose.” Atoms for Peace
Eisenhower, in disclosing the his-tor>'-making decision, expressed confidence that "the atcrni will not be devoted exclusively to the slruction of man, but will be his mighty servant and tireless benefactor.”
The pool plan for gearing atomic energy to the needs of agriculture, medicine, industry and other peaceful uses is based on the international program which the president first proposed in a speech to the U.N. last Dec. 8.
The proposal envisioned Russia as a key participant in any such project, with a key objective the halting of the atomic armaments race between the United States and the Soviet Itnion.
lake near Fort Worth, where he was fishing.
Mrs. Rose Blevnns. 39, Houston, who died .Monday from injuries received Saturday night in an autotruck collision southwest of Rosenberg. near Houston.
Fire in a small wooden outbuilding at Lubbock killed Gary Stone. 3. and criUcaUy burned Coy Collins. 5. his cousin.
Wavne Mitchell, son of Theb Mitchell of Roanoke, drowned in Grapevine Lake Monday.
Shirlev Faye Gamel. 7. drowned in a stock tank of the farm of her uncle, E B, Gamel of Arlington.
NEWEST MEETS OLDEST — First grader Gary Helm, six-year-old son of Mrs. Floyd Helm of Wingate, gets a few pointers from Guy Gannaway, 64, of Wingate, at the WTngate Independent School open house Monday mght. Ganna way enrolled in the first grade at Wingate School in 1897. The other “student” nosing through the book is Gary’s dog, Bobby. (Story on Page 8-A). (Staff Photo).
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Armstrong to Give Soil Day Address
.nH nrvint iio oractlces Service Station a tank truck of wa-W.l,r ter . on the «round. .nd_tho Ab.-
eroeion of the rich top soil The program begins at • a m. Tuesday at the Midway, located between two fields on the Beam farm which will be used by cooperating implement dealers in demonstrating their latest toiils in
U ne Chamber of Commerce is pro-
A soil consen alioo expert who has devoted his career to that work will be main speaker Tues-day at the first annual Reporter-News Soil Day.
He is 0. F. Arm^jrong of Abilene. field planning engineer for the State Soil Conservation Board. He will speak at the formal pro-
vidtng the ice water containers j gmni which begins at 1 o clock and cups Drinking water will prob- on the Soil Day Midway
ably be the most popular item during the da> if the weather remain* hot.
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Armstrong accepted the new.s-paper’s invitation to speak after news came late Monday mtwning that Paul Walser of Temple, who had been scheduletl. had suffered
cooperating agency, will have a staff of tecbnicians. headed by J. B. Harlan. Abilene work unit conservationist. and Jamee Dominy Jr. Abilene district conservation-ift on hand to discuss the various problems and abow how landown-ari. using their own equipment along with as
to the main entrance
Tlie Reporter News is attempting lo pul conservation on parade, and the program « free to tht pulilic. 'Tiiere will be some conservation activity going on throughtHit the day.
You are urged and invited to attend Be there by 9 a m. Tuesday
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Thousands of doUara worth of j farm equipment will be on display i qqi i A D Q A Y at tba Midway and in deinonstra-i UvLLAK MM
tiona (d terrace building and main-lenance and plowing A number of interesting films.
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Sirmer or Merchant, There's Lots to See at Soil Day!
SET FOR TODAY
Totlay II IXtllai Day in Abi lene
Ordinarily Dollar Day falls on the first Monday of each nwMith but because of tbe Labor Day hdfday Abilene store* were dooed Monday,
.Suffers Heart Attark
W.ilser is deputy slate con.ser-canonist tor the Soil Conservation Service in Texa.s He suffered a heart attack Satunlay “We are most grateful to Mr. Armstrong for gracuHisly «xmsent-mg to fill Mr. Walser’s a.ssign-ment." said Howard McMahon, publisher oi The Reporter-News “We regret Mr. Vtalscrs misfortune, but we are happy to have a man of Mr Arm.Htrong’s qualifications to make Hie main Soil Dav address ”
Armstrong was rearnt on a
Ranger Rodeo Trick Rider Beaten, Left on Roadside
DENVER, Sept. 6 woman
who identified herself as Ruth Mariam, 42, of Ranger, Tex., was hospiUlized here today after being savagely beaten early yesterday and left imcwiscious in a field four miles west of Brighton. Colo.
Undersheriff Virgil Barstow said she told him she was en route to Ranger after appearing as a trick rider and rodeo performer at the Wyoming State Fair at Douglas. Her car ran out oi gasoline 10 miles north of Denver. She
toW Barstow she accepted a ride from a man m a pickup truck who offered to take her to a serv-ice irtation. The man took her past one filling station that was open, she said. She could not remember what happened after that.
Her car and trailer containing her horse were found where she said she bad left th«n.
She was under treatment for a possible fractured skull, fracture* of both hands and a severe scalp laveration. Her condition was described as serious.
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Wingless Aircraft Goes Straight Up
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gree ui vocational agricuiturt there in 1938.
The next two years he worked for the slate Agricultural Ex|veri-ment substation at Nacogdoches. He went back to college, this
LONDON. Sept 6 c,fv~Britain has flight-tested an experimental jet “wingless aircraft” which takes off like an elevator from a hcriiontal position
Duncan Sandys. minister of supply. disclosed tonight the “strange contraption.” standing in the horizontal position of normal aircraft, becomes airborne vertically by the use of downward facing jet streams.
He told the annual diimer of the Societv of British Aircraft Constructors the new experiments might “in due course lea<i to a revolution in aeronautical develop-1 ment every bit as iniportant as | that which has resulted from ^ introduction of the jet engine Jet Streams Used
Sand vs said the test craft env plovs dWnward facing jet streams whoee direction can be varied to control the angle of climb The Jet streams can be provided either by j small subsidiary engines or by the |
contraption, which weighs 34 tons, successfully lifted itself into the air without the aid of wings or rotCMrs of any kind. It then proceeded to circle around under complete control for about 10 minutes and landed again without trouble.’
haps for a violent death total of 454.
“There is still a chance the number of traffic deaths can be held below our estimate—if motoriste use caution driving home.” said Ned H. Dearbwn, president of the National Safety Council. "But at this juncture tbe total is—very tragically—right on the nose with our estimate.”
In the worst cdlision of the I wediend. five persons died Monday at Tipton, Ind., when two automobiles met head-<Mi on U. S. Highway 31. Six others were injured.
Oear weather in many sections of the country put a large number of automobiles on the roads, adding to the threat of sudden death.
Several states took extraordinary precautions to cut down the deadly ton. The governors of Michigan and Wisconsin ordered National Guard units to highway patrol duty.
In Tennessee some 300 guard volunte«r8 aided state highway patrolmen. Louisiana state police air-I^anes dropped thousands of safety leaflets la another effort to save lives.
PritM* to the hdiday the Natiaial Safety Council estimated 390 people would be killed on highways in the period from 6:00 p.m. Friday until midnight Monday.
President Eisenhower termed tfie Council’s estimate a "grim forecast” and appealed to motorists “to fool the experts’* by careful driving.
$74 Last Year
'The Labor Day holiday last year claimed 406 traffic victims, plus 70 drowning! and 99 miscellaneous fatalities for a total of 574. In 1951 a record Labor Day toll of 461 was rung i4> on the highways. Total deaths that year amounted to 658.
The toU by states:
Alabama 8 0 0; Arizona 2 4 0, Arkansas 2 2 0, California 19 8 4, Colorado 4 0 2, Connecticut 2 1 I. Florida 10 1 0. Georgia 6 2 0. Idaho 3 0 1. lUiiKHS 19 5 2. Indiana 12 1 1. Iowa 2 2 0. Kansas 5 0 1. Kentucky 12 0 0. Louisiana 7 2 1. Maine 2 0 1, Maryland I * M“'
sachusetta SOI. Michigan 17 7 8. Minnesota 8 1 2. Mississippi 5 0 0. Misouri 12 4 5. Montana 1 0 0. Ne-braka 5 0 2. Nevada 10 0.
New Jersey 11 2 I. New York IS 5 1. New Hampshire 2 0 0. New Mexico 2 0 0. North Carolina 8 0S. North DakoU S 0 1. Ohio 10 6 7, Oklahoma 9 10, Oregon 3 0 0, Pennsylvania 10 0 4, South Carolina 4 0 3, South Dakota 6 0 1. Tennessee 5 1 0, Texas 20 4 0. Utah 1 1 0. Vermont 1 1 0. Virginia 10 0 10. Washingtcwi 9 0, W e • t
Virginia 1 2 0, Wisconsin 10 I 0, Wyoming 10 0.
Last Hours Due To Hike Total
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Deaths on the nation’s highways topped the 300 mark Monday night as motorists headed home after the Labor Day holiday.
The death toll was still short of the 390 traffic deaths forecast by the National Safety Council, but the final hours of the 78-hour weekend were expected to be the most dangerous.
Seventy-five and one-half hours after the holiday began at 6 p.m. Friday night, an Associated Press survey showed 317 persons dead in highway accidents, 75 drownings and 62 deaths in miscellaneous mis-
Abilene Area Escapes Death On Highways
Late Monday night Abilene area drivers were well on their way to a deathless Labor Day weekend.
Only four accidents had been reported to the Abilene Highway Patrol office over the holidays. No fatalities were believed to have occurred in any of the four.
Abilene police were called on to investigate seven wrecks since the holiday officially began late Friday. One person was treated at a hospital.
Otherwise a shooting death at a tavern near Ballinger and the accidental shooting of a youngster Saturday afternoon at Ira. were the only tragedies of the
City police were called on to in%’estigate two thefts and to handle the usual number of drunk* and family disturbapces.
Mrs. R. H. Bab&, 1041 LUius St.. told police a 2B-inch bicycle had been stolen.
Mrs. Eleanor Skinner, 2201 Cedar St., said a watch valued at ^ and $10 in cash bad been stolen frotn her home.
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Free China Airplanes, Ships Hit Red-Held Amoy, Islands
TAIPKH. Formosa. Tuesday. Sept. 7 «R — Nationalist t'hinese plane* and warships today hammered Red-hekl .Amoy and other island* near the mainland, from which the Commuiusts ha>'t been bombarding the Nationalists’ sir»-tetic Quenw Island, official Nationalist source* said
Quemoy. W’atcher* on Quemt^ it-seU said a great fire raged on nearby Tatung IsJwid.
Shells CeetlBBe Neverthele«8. some Red guns stiU bombarded Quemoy the fourth straight day. Nationalist ar-UUery answered the fire aeree» the narrow strait separating Quemoy from Amc^ Island There was a welter of optimistic
farm, etlucated in agriculture andljj,^^ ^ m . in 1939-
40 ami received hi* master’s de gree in soil fertility
.A«U SeleBtUt Armstrong worked with Uie Sml Conservation Service as a soil scientist in Cenlr»! and East T#xa*
has sjient all his adult careiN work related to farming Beared •« Farm H« wa.s reared on a farm in Rusk County in East Texas. After attending public schtHds at Halls-villa, he went to Steidien F. Austin College al Nacogdoches He received his bachelor of iclenc# dt-
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Returning pilots said great clouds of smoke rese from Amoy,
Red bland baee seven miles from
Air Minwtry test veiiicle
I can hardlv call it an aircraft posuionk. causing for it is really no more than an their fire oa Quemoy. atro-engme with a pilot mounted on top." Sandys said
A f*w sre^i ago this strange
U still wa* not clear, however, whether the Communist* intended anythin« more than a haraaeing
operation against Quemoy, moat important of all the NaAionalist island atrongpoinU off the Red coast. QtMmoy is 120 miles aero«* Formosa Strait from Formona.
The furious exchange of blows aroiuid Quemoy came after an unidentified plane or plane« appeared over Formosa in the early morning darkne«». causing a blackout in Taipeh and eemling Nationalist antiaircraft gun* into action for the first lime »ince the Nationalist* took over the island.
There were erroneous reports that bomb* were drot^ped Tti# in truiters. if Communist, probably were reconnaissance plane*.
The Defense Mmistry said the
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