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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 8, 1954, Abilene, Texas I lO I Iß SCATTERED SHOWERS Abilene ter ''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES Byron__ VOL. LXXIV, NO. 84 Associated Press (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTKMBER 8, 1954-TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY lOc  ............   m--- liax-k-ïÆ J. .,_?•-    **    ^    ¿./(A*    *    -i; SOIL DAY FROM THE SKY — This aerial photo by Don Hutcheson shows part of the Soil Day activities just before noon. In center foreground are the tents and exhibits of the midway with scores of cars parked around Farm, Vital To Westex, Gets Boost it. Above the midway is Field No. 1 where four terraces were under construction. At top right in the mesquite pasture are hundreds of visitors’ cars. SOIL DAY HEADLINERS - These men had one thing    Armstrong of Abilene, mam sP^keriSam Beam and son in eomnmn Tuesday - Soil Day held at the Sam Beam    Sammy, on whose farm it wasJieid; and J. B. Harlan, SCS farm Left to right are Howard McMahon, publisher    work unit conservationist. (Staff photo), v of The Reporter-News which sponsored the event; 0. F._____ BY Dl ANE HOWEI.L Beporlcr-New« Farm Writer Farming is the universal language of West Texans. Who can deny this after the first annual Reporter-News Soil Day Tuesday? Businessmen, farmers, bankers, doctors and others swarmed onto the Sam Beajn farm at Potosi until approximately l,t)00 persons had attended some portion of the day's events. .And whether it was banker, farmer or what, it was the same with See other picture» and storie» on Soli Day, page» 5-A, 1-B, and 7-B Ru»ia May Fight Plane Talk in UN UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 7 fu_The Soviet Union is expected to make a strong diplomatic counter-attack in the Security Council to meet the United States’ call for U..N. action in the shooting down of an .American bomber by Russian planes. Such a course was predicted to- Justice also said a ral test a^s    diplimats    as    the m determining the    lune    council    delegates    preparer other soil amendments.    |    ed for a meeting to consider the Chemical analysis of the soil also determines toxic amounts of mat- ’    . erials in the soil which restricts or ,,f    U    N,    list ^    growth    of    plants, e |    council    to    consider added.    "the situation arising from the un- ____________  Justice    cauti^ed    the    l    provoked attack on a U.S. Navy or what, it was the same with , »>e sure the    by    aircraft    of    the    Soviet erv’one-a deep interest in farm-i testing repre^nts the entire area    international    waters    on _ • ..u -..-.il.!«,    «nifrom    which    it    is    taken.    'Sept. 4" Winchell Says Letter 'Not From McCarthy' Defense to Tell Its Side Todoy NEAR DALLAS ;?5Er.er s Sec FARM. Pg. 2-A. Cols. 3-4 ".Äi:44re,vhTbUed;‘^>orh un., conservation.,, .howcd ways of hiking production were j ciscus.scd. Early comers were greeted with , a showing of new tractors and improved farm machinery. Problem» Discu!*,»rd A feature of Uie morning session j was four di.^cussion griHip.s and demonstrations »oing simultane-1 ously Subjects discussed were soil testing, planting of legumes, growing grasses and range management and water penetration Woman Dies in Fall From Hospital, Then Baby Born DALLAS. Sept 7 .P-A baby boy leiu auu «a.vr.    ------ i bom 15 minutes after his mother At the first demonstration. Keith ; fell four stories and died, was re-Ju.stice. head of Abilene Christian ported in g(X>d condition today. College s soil testing laboratory. The mother. Mrs. Elrena Harri.s. pointed out that a soil test will fell from a window In Parkland's indicate whether there is a defi-' labor room last night, ciency of wie or more plant nu- j|pp    carried into the irienis.    .    emcigency room where the diiid "This information will aid m    c.ne.sarean    section, determining if ierliliier is needed: and It so. the kind and amount to use," he said. Tht U.S. American patrol off Russian territory when two Russian jet fighters shot it down. Nine of the 10 crew members were rescued. School Refuses Negro Children DALLAS. Sept. 7 (P—A rural school superintendent turned down ^    ,    today the attempt of a group of Navy reported the    to enroll their children in rol bomber was well j ^hite grade school. About 100 Negro parents and children had gathered outside the ! w'hite Linfiold Elementary School (Belated Starle» aa Pages 3-A. g-B) Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei \\ Vishinsky had no comment on the American action in * in the Wilmer - Hutchins School District near here.    !    ¡go    at the request of "two proni- J. Harold Jones II, executi\e sec- white farmers” w'ho needed ule at the Melissa Pierce Elementary School for Negro children. Classes were held there fof aix weeks during the summer and recessed last Friday until Oct. 20. Jones said the school board okay- ^ ed this arrangements four years mem on tne Aineritan atnuu u«    u«..»«..    «.r    »k. ,h. s«ur„y council but was peeled to come out fighting when the council meet«. The United States has brought several plane incidents before the U N. but this is the first time such an incident has b^n put before • the Security Council. An incident involving American and Hungarian j Mrs Patricia Walker. 21. anmiier patient who was in the labor room with Mrs Harris, told police and National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored Pe<H>le. headed the group. He said the immediate reason lor the attempt was that the Negro school term had been split for cotton-picking time. He added that the .VAACP would not be satisfied with an uninterrupted term in planes in i951 was debated without result in the U.N. Assembly, then in session in Pans. Light Rains Tease Area It rained Tuesday in Abilene but hardly anyone knew it Although 32 inch was recorded at .Munwipal Airport, just a few drops tickled the town area Colorado City reported .52 of ^ rainfall. Rotan had 35 and Roby j received .25. Light showers drop-l>ed only traces of moisture over HaskeU and Quanah Tuesday atternoon’s ram was the first measureable i aintall in \bilene since Aug 3d when 33 vas recorded al the airport by the Weather Bureau High teint>crature Tuesday was fa with a low of ti8 The Weather Bureau foreca.sl for W edne.sday and Thursday calls for , partly cloudy and hot weather with scattered afternoon and evening, showers    ^    ^    ' The sliuwers o\er .kbilene 'lue.s da.v werg known as air masi» thundershowers and were caused by healing of cUnid mosilure. aci*ord ing to the Weather Bureau. WHERE IT RAINED Joyton Girl, 12, Devolops Polio Sarah J. Murdoch. 12-year-okl daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James hospital authorities that "I saw her I T. Murdoch of Jayion, was ad- l»Mlm8 wi.h ,h» screvn ••    I mUWd M 1 l> m. >«    «'■ Mrs Walker said she asked Mrs. morial Hospital with polio. Harris if she could gel back to her There is no muscle weakneas at bed aU right ainl was told "Yes." | this Ume and it appears to be a "W hen I looked up again she was mild case of ps^io, her doctor re- gone." the other patient told police. Justice of the Peace Pierce McBride said he was withholding a \erdict pemiing further investigation. ported. There are currently 24 patients in the polio ward at the hospital. Se\en are now in the isolation ward. a segregated schod. School Supl. Mart Hitt told Principal D M. Willis to inform the Negroes that the district would not i admit their children to the w hite school. "We’ll follow the State Board of Education in this matter," Hilt said. "The law is clear." Although the Supreme Court ruled last May that segregation in schools is illegal, it has not yet ruled how and when the schools must be integrated. The &ate Board of Education instructed all school districts to plan on continued segregation for the 1954-55 school year. Jones said the effort to enroll the Negro children with whites was prompted by the class sched- nent white farmers’ cotton pickers. WALTER WINCHELL , iavolved in secret letter 364 KILLED Highway Deaths Set 6-Year Low By THE .ASS0CI.4TED PRESS Michigan 20 7 5. Minnesota 8 1 2, <,anny euner gave Traffic deaths during the long Mississippi 6 0 1. Missouri 14 4 5, j document himself or knew who   I    » I ft \'«>hrit.«ka 5 0 2. aia 1« Aith^r case. Flanders said. Montana 3 1 0. Nebraska 5 0 2. Massachusetts 3 0 1. New York 17 5 2. New Hamp^ire 2 10, New Mexico 3 0 0, North Carolina 10 0 7. Nt«th Dakota 5 0 3, Ohio 12 11 8. Oklahoma 11 1 0. Oregon 3 0 0. Pennsylvania 11 1 10. South Carolina 5 0 3. South Dakota Batchelor 'Near' Suicide, Took Marijuana as Prisoner SAN ANTONIO. .Sept. 7    a .statement read at hi.s ci>urt-mar-tial here today, Cpl. Claude Batche-loi- said he had considered suicide iBlLENE Municipal Air|M>rt Total for \ear Normal for Year OLURATIO CITY lASKELL lUANAH .. .    .* lOBY ............. lOTAN . IT ATE RAINS: LMAUILLO ..... • ORT WORTH . >ALLAS . 9ICHITA FALIJI 32 II 28 15 36 52 Tr. Tr. A5 .33 08 Tr .03 20 His .statement also told of t^eace contains 37,700 words and is 143 appeals prepared at his POW . pages long camp He said he knew of no force It said that some of the pris-exerted by the pristmers to sign a, oners thought the peace commit- ;i,n;T. .'..s '. pri.on.r o, w.r.nd;p,a« .PPrA bu, he    i7* V.^^irV^rirkZ-T, his .„.eouraKenie.., had led him ,o nmu.rs lhat »««e men «f« ^ Z™ .Mil .live " m-iriUiima    to it With "a pistol at their weie .still alive ’ «i:.hZ t.d he ■ hec.me a,raid bead.,."    |    „    me"« V Ä Uml whai I «« dom» m.»h, be a when    “‘«^Zche    to further ind»c,nnalio.i. dangei-ous tiling.    second week tixlay. B.itcheior s, t «vidAnc# thev were Irvina The Via,e.nen. „a, oae „1    H^af neth were here for the first time.    J“"*- urt'e^*    Hes"rd    he'::isttam7em^^^ the trial started.    ^    newspaper but Cpl Edwarti Dickenson, w^ was j    except    read convicted last May on charges ■    including    volumes on the similar to those against Batchelor,    Union and Communism. has been brought here to testify m ;    statement he said he would the Texas soldier’s trial Dickenson    admit he began to believe was brought frinn the stot'kade to-' Labw Day weekend touched a six year low point for the holiday. The showing was termed "en-cvHiraging" but the total still was regarded as "tragically high." The final tabulation today showed there were 364 traffic deaths, 92 drowmlngs and 83 deaths from other accidental causes. The total was 539. The number (rf lives lost in traffic was the smallest for any Labor Day period since 1948, when 293 were killed. The over all total also was the j lowest for the l.abor Day period j since 1948. when 407 deaths were^.^^ Ufldor EsfimOfe reported.    ; Tlve Labor Day holiday’ record I    gy    ^HE    ASSOCIATED    PRESS for slaughter was set in 1951. wh^ :    ^he    reported    toll    of death    by vio- ;x>uiu VOIVlUia »1 V    ^    uuwru    ---^ 6 0 1. Tennessee 6 2 1, Texas ing the hearings in his row with 20 6 2. Utah 1 1 0. Vermont 110, Virginia 12 0 12. Washington 10 3 0, West Virginia 2 2 0, Wisconsin 12 6 0. W’yoming 2 0 0. Texas Tofol of 21 lor siaugiuri A »a ».TV    .    ine    reporieu    luii    ut    „«.-j....... - - traffic fatalities added up to 461,    Texas    during the long committee asked him all about II  ____.      •    M     a    A    or»...«..,. and the all-accidenl death total j ij^bor Day weekend was 46 Tues-soared to 658.    (    day. with 21 in traffic. Deaths by states—traffic, drown- j    State Department of Public ing and miscellaneous in that or- j    had predicted that 30 would der—were;    I    lose their lives in traffic accidents. Alabama • 0 1. Arizona 2 4 t,.    pive    more drownings were re- Arkansas 2 2 0, California 25 i 4,,    po^ed    Tuesday’, making 41 deaths Colorado 4 0 2, Connecticut 2 1    1,;    drowning. Florida 10 I 0. Georgia f 3 0. J . —        — Idaho 3 0 1. Illinois 20 6 4. Indiana;    .    TUCn 16 1 1. Io«a 4 J «. K.ns« • 0    I.    JJjf WshIiICK Kentucky 14 3 0. Louisiana 10 2    1. Maine 2 0 1. Maryland 110. WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (AP)—Walter Winchell testified today he does not know who gave him a purported copy of the secret “FBI letter” in the McCarthy-Army dispute but: “I am pretty sure that it was not Sen. McCarthy. The columnist and broadcaster also swore U was not—to the best of his recollection—any member of the Republican Wisconsin senator’s staff who handed him the troversial document, though he declared he wouldn t name the person who gave it to him even if he did know. Third, Last Witness Winchell appeared under subpoena as the third ana lasi witness called bv the special Senate committee ing censure charges against McCarthy, who is scheduled to hppin oresentinfi his defense tomorrow. Onira fe" hours earli.v Sen. Flanders (R-Vt). ongmator of the censure charges, said a "clear violation" of the es;i C— pionage law appears to have; fnrn|l|||g||| been involved in the trans-i fciH Wiiiiiw» mittal of the    sect et    decument'    _    ,    > j * He'saw'rte    "letter"    amounted    QjlHJ    M0f6 fw’gerv and that McCarthy ; Than 1,000 Enroliment in Abilene’s public sclKxds set a    new high ’Tuesd^ with a first -    day enrollment    of 10,099 as cwnpared with a first-day enrollment last fall of 8,947 —a gain of 1.152. School Supt. A. E. Wells said all of the city’s 20 schools except three had more students this fall than last faU. There were more students all the way around, but transfer w some students accounted for tht drop at three schools. Students were divided at North Park School, half of them going to the new Anson Jones School. Some students who had bt«i attending Central Schod by bus from the North Part area were alw enrolled in Anson Jone§. The seventh grade was transf«r-red from Fannin Schod to North Junior High Schod. Wells said more enrollments Wednesday were expected to boost this year’s record count. He said enrollment on the first-day in 1852 was 7.934.    .    .    ^    . Enrollment at the city s schools last faU and this faU was as Id-lovfcs: to a    — appeared to have broken the law by concealing the identity of the forger. Flanders said in a memo made public by the committee that McCarthy either gave Winchell the did. In either case. Flanders said. McCarthy’s action “would seem to .jlS^avnudrfAd ova.    a    «»-wv«    ------- Nevada 10 0. Neu* Jersey 12 2 1, i constitute a serious violation of the law." McCarthy declined to comment on Flanders’ statement. •Letter’ Produced la May The "letter" in questitm was produced by McCarthy last May dur Army officials. It concerned a hunt for spies at Ft. Monmouth. N.J., and Ally, Gen. Brownell ruled it would be against the nation’s interest to make it public.    | Winchell wrote in his syndicated column at the time that he had a copy of the "letter." and today Chairman Watkins iR-Utah» and other members of the investigating allegedly made by Batchelor to an ‘ Anny iiUelligence agent in Tokyo .liorily alter the corporal’» return to the Allied sWe. CoBtldered Age Batchelor. 22. from Kermit, Te\.. had claxsea first to stay with the Revls His court - martial on I harges ol aiding tlve enemy vvhlle he was a PDW began at Fort Sam Huustun here on Aug 86 His statement suidt "1 got very much discouraged. I ci>nsidered my age and education and became alraid that what I was doing might ■ be a dangerous thing "1 got the idea that the i»ace fight could easily be Mother way the CanimunihU had for swinging ¡leopie over to Communism "I wanted to quit " He said he starlevi smoking marijuana and "sometunes 1 considered suuide." Rule khool Bids Opened, WHhheld —Without much result. Winchell figured also in another development today, although it didn’t come into the open during the hearing. Sources close to McCarthy indicated the senator may question the impartiality of Sen. Ervin (D-NO, a member of the six-man committee, on the basis of information Winchell broadcast Sunday night. Decitned Conimeat McCarthy declined comment on ¡the report. Ervin told newsmen he r. a okCAiiTWKXT or (t>.wMicRca wEATnra aiaKci    ..... • -r— —    „ ABiLKNK .AM) viciMTV - Pwtiy ;    of no basis fOT Challenging elMHn «ud Hot »ttA tMiUrta •«•nwon •Ml «vMuns aiww«-« wmimhUu «»d his imparualuy. TBtitnd#). Hid» fcoth    •••r    »    •    .    . W*dii«#é«or ■WRM IS inii)«rw»uv,». Winchell said Ervin was qutged in th*    NC.    Sen- «UM» •MiurMl. n*«wb •Nd •)«««». OtandtrAow^r» la p4in»«Mil«. , ; Sotttli Pl»m« «•» fro«« Rl LE Sept 7—Action by achool i    •• .7»*.    «'ÏÎS on h«»r«iy evident.    * the 1 clians« II» la*»i»*r*iur« day for news pictures twit objected bei'ause he did not have on his corporal’s stripes and campaign ribbons. ittUl M Appeal Dickenson, from Big Stwie Gap. Va.. said his case still was on appeal and lie was entitleil to wear his strifHi». The Army took him back to the stockade without pictures and said h# would l>e brought out again tomorrow for pictures. Batchelor'i itateiuent read today snme of it He sf»eiU 38 mooihs in a prison camp, where he wa.v appointed a "momtor” He said that m the early day s of imprisonment he and some others "figureii it was the best thing to play along with" their captors. When trial recessed, Batchelor had completed about two-thirds of his statement, or around 26.600 words CiHirl was called an hour early for tomorrow to meet at I am. Tmm -A. M ;» Ï» , 7» TT ...... Ti .... T4 7» ..... M ... . »3    ..... M ..... »I .... M »trustee» on bid» »ubmitted tor i ^.^15 ri»*»a>    Twiir«i«y conslrurtion oi «n «iditi« lo R^»! j«    -Sar.- High School and remodeling the 1    a    »*» present building is not expected | before Wednesday.    | School Supt. Conner Horton., meeting with school turstees s«d Tuesday night at 10 p m. that the board had still taken no official action on the bid» and was not prepared to announce low bidders or award contracts tinel and Journal on Aug. 1 as saying; "I am a lawyer and as a lawyer I know you cannot convict a man I.» i!» S:M 4    S» 5    » ».M T;W S-M 11;» 11: TMA.-r M. »» M ..... n ..... M ...... »S  il ASIÌ4M Higi» ìàiMiih Jualor nw» Niiith J un tor H»«** . WuMkRNi Hum S4.4»«>1 ah» VW* AiuMA Jon*4 Bonham    ----- Bowl* Contrai Coltoa* H*l»hl« . C4«ch*tt raù- rarh . .. FaaalB    ........ HouuaMi ............ Lamar •• l^jcoat    ........ .North Por» ------- • Travu \ aU*> V »*w Woodaoo >U*m*iit»r]r have tormed an unfavorable opinion of the junior senator from Wisconsin )McCarthy* since going to Washington"    ( Winchell testified under oath that somebody handed him a folded copv of the "letter ” as he stood talking with some other newsmen outside the hearing room during Total» Nfw achool 1»S 1J03 144 »1 4 sm m va TM ISS SSI m m 3»4 i.»47 1»S4 l.«i» m fU Z14 357 Ml MS «3» 470 «14 SB» 304 79» m m. m m 941 ZTl 91» M.M» NEWS INDEX awaiu    iuih    a»«    h'w    to*ípér*turo*    hw    »•    hvHiT»    j    g    brief    recoas    0Í    iha    McCarthy Hort» Mid H WM    lh»i    ÎUÎ    S.'    “    '    “    “ _______  -    ¡    „    „.'S^pSJÏÏÎ.“—. 4.« Army inquiry. H. Mid th. boorti wouid mort    “ ¿Tur « IS a m k«na*t iMi|ht 4:SS jlm {person w’ho gtvt him the letter neaday at a time lo be set. He said the bids were runnuig above originai estlmatei. ^arommor     _ lutotiv«    Al    »    9»    p    m.    as WINCHELL, Pg. I-A. Cel. I SiCTION A Wemaa's "«w«    .    4.    S Oil .............. .    •    Î Spert* ........ 11 SECTION I iditeriei«   ........*    J CaiMtcs    1 Ciatstltad ad»    4, i Redi» g TV ...... 4,    4 Patte g Markst«    6»T ;