Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 11, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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Storm Gains Speed, Aims at New England
AFTER LEAVING ABILENE
Auto Full of Goods; C-City Shoplifters Fined
COLORADO cm'. Sept. 10,
(RNS»--Colorado City police recovered over $1.400 worth of stolen goods Thursday after nabbing two women suspected of shoplifting at Riordan’s Hardware Store m Colorado City.
L. J. Taylor, partner in the hardware company, telephoned police that the two had stolen a fishing reel at his store. Colorado
Demos Caucus Here Today
Taylor County delegatee to the state Drvnocratic convention at Mineral Wells will iron out tbeir seating pixjbtein at a caucus at I p.m. Saturday in the Taj'lor County courtroom.
The delegates will act on any other business that may arise during the session. Nominalion of a new member of the state executive committee from the 24th Senatorial Districl will likely be discussed.
C. T. McLaughlin, Snyder, has Announced that he wdl nominate R. M. tBob) Wagstaff. Abilene attorney, for the executive committee post. McLaughlin is pres-1 ently committeeman but will not; be a candidate for the oftice j The “seating problem" arose i when the state e.xecutive committee notified Taylor County it had been allotted ri convention seau.
About 200 countians were named delegates, .\bout 100 of these have indicated to T. N, CarsweU. delegation aecreury, that they plan to attend.
It will be determined at the caucus how these 22 seal* will be assigned.
The caucus, nonnall) held at the convention city immediately be-lure the meeting, was called by Wagstaff, county delegation chairman _
Snyder Murder Suspect Freed
SN\'DER, Sept. 10. iRNS»—William Clare McComb. 29. of Snyder, was released from county
jail here ¡•'riday on $1.500 bond. --------
He was charged with murder night Johnson told the esltmalw Iw with malice in the death of Ernest people HUending that the
City police put out a general alert for the tw’o women and the pair were picked up 16 miles east of Colorado City by highway patrol-
Their car was found to be filled with blankets, silver, jewelry, shoes, men's socks, an iron and other electrical appliances, eight women’s dresses and suits, and two men’s suits.
Upon questioning by Chief Henry Yeager, the two. ITene Sealey. 43, and Wanda Fay Sebastian, 32. both of Waco, said that the art ides in questii» were boufM sight luiseen from a man owned Jack just out Colorado City. They told Yeager that they did not know Jade’s last name.
Charges of mbsdemeanor theft were filed by County Attorn^ Frank Ginrel. Friday with regard to the reel allegedly stolen from the Riordan store.
A plea of guilty was entered and each was fined $50 and costs. They were then taken to Odessa by Detective Leo Clark of the Odessa police department, for further investigation Friday night.
Merchants who appeared at Colorado City to claim merchandise included Hemphill Wells of Big Spring, and four Odessa shops.
The wwnen said they had been in Abilene Thursday. _
ed a fifth of the important agricultural trading center.
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ALGIERS. Algeria (^The earth ¿tiU trembled at OrleansvHle today. more than 24 hours after the disastrous earthquake that wreaked a death toll estimated at more than 1,000 Europeans and Algerians.
Another 2.000 were believed hurt. Shocks less violent than the first were felt five times last night and this morning. One lasted several seconds, bringing down unsteady hous«5 and great pieces of shattered walls. Blasted buildings in the heart of the town were crumbling into the streets.
There were 2,000 rescue workers §nd as many more troops, on the •pot about 100 miles west of Algiers. The French Army, which rushed all available troops and ambulance* to the area. ^ *«tt four bulldosers and eight big water tanks, along with eight tons bread and other food, 50 field kitchens and 35 cooks to man them.
The mayor of the city was quoted as saying.
"We’ve had to evacuate 95 per cent of the houses, but we won’t evacuate Ithe town. We’re iorng to put evervbody into tents.” Rcwcue team* returning here said identification <rf European victims was proceeding rapidly but they were having more difficulty with the Moslem dead.
Casualtv estimate* were made more difhcuU by the fact many Moslems were burying their own dead without sending in any report.
The French interior mmisUy said last night .590 deaths have been confirmed officially, but most of them appeared to be European residenu of the area. They sa^ accurate accounting of the
New York May Be Sideswiped
NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (AP>—Hurricane Edna picked up speed tonight on a course that would sideswipe New York and land its full fury on New England—an area still recuperating from disastrous hurricane Carol.
Edna, a lumbering monster with 125 m.p.h. winds, was off Cape Hatteras, N. C., tonight and moving north-northeast at 17 to 22 m.p.h.
Grim Warning Issued At 6:36 p.m., the Boston Weather Bureau issued this
grim warning: _ ^
“Hurricane Edna is increasing in forward speed towards New England. Itjs expected to hit the southern New England c^ast with full force soon after daybreak Saturday.. .
“This is a more piowerful storm than hurricane Carol and immediate precautions should be taken over Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island for abnormally high tides
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“Evacuation from low lands near coast should he made
before tomorrow morning.” j-
Agencies which were still picking up and mending m tne
wake of Carol, which 11 days ago took
millions of dollars in property damage to New England.
were alerted to an emergency basis for the new and even
”^°New ^ori^City also ordered its hospitals, subways and departments on an'
125 m.p.h. Winds
CAPE HATTERAS, N. C., Sept. 10 (AP)—Gales swept the Outer Banks tonight as hurricane Edna, her centra winds spinning 125 miles an hour, skirted the North Caro-
***Bo™nd north-northeast at about 20 miles an hour^the windy monster churned the Atlantic deeply an^ sent great rollers breaking against the shores. Fully forewarned,
^itTe^idTni^sparsely populated cape began to r^ lax. tension grew farther north, New England was alerted for a hard blow tomorrow.
Elmdale Suggests Abilene Annex Carver Addition
EIAID.MÆ. Sept. 10 — Residenu of the Elipdale Commcm School DUtrict at a mass meeting in the achoolhouse here Friday night indicated they favored Abilene annexing Carver Addition as a solution to schooling of the district’s Negro pupils.
General discussion at the meeting indicated other arrangements could be made for white high school student* from Elmdale district if Abilene would annex the predominantly Negro Carver Addition
The pupils presently attend Abilene schools The Abilene school board accepted the Elmdale pupils for the fall term on the condition that the district vote annexation to Uie Abilene district or find another soluüon,
.Amid the discussion Friday »hn»nn told tho estimated 100 ‘only
quake toU will take many days.
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EDNA MOVES NORTH — The cross symbol in the arrow cates the position of the season’s fifth hurricane, Edna, Friday as It moves northward. Highest winds are estimated at 115 miles per hour. The shaded area is that alerted by storm warnings.
other departments on emergency status as the nation’s largest city was told to expect dangerous winds regardless of the hurricane’s
At 7 p.m. the New York Weather Bureau predicted lidna would pass about 20 to 25 miles east of the eastern tip of Long Island—or a^ut 150 miles east of Times
^^Ea^riier. Asst. Meteorologist James M. Osmun had said it “will be a miracle if hurricane F,dna does not hit New York City head-on tomorrow.’* A subsequent notice showed the storm turning slightly to the east.
Tension gripped the coast from
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Holdup, 2 Murder Bills Returned
J Shivt, 49. of Snyder. Shore died after being struck ui a fist fight, officeri said.
alternative is to get the citv iAbilene» to lake that Carver Addi-
McMurry Cdlege reached 493 Friday.
Formal registration ended at 5 p.m. but «rflege officials said students may continue to enroll next week in the registrar’s office.
Jerome Vannoy. McMurry re-gLstrar. said enrollment now is ahead of the twoKlay total for the same period last year. Vannoy sa.vs he expects the student body lie, to equal or exceed the 585 for the fall term of 1953 Classes begin at 8 a m. Monday.
Dr. J. C. l^vern. pastor of the Lubbock First Methodist Church.
^ tU speak during opening exercis-e« m the chapel.
Solons Enter 'FBI Letter'
WASHINGTON. Sept. 10 iJi-Sen. McCarthy (R-Wi«» today won his fight to get his hotly controversial “FBI letter" into evidence in his censure hearing — but Senate investigators ruled it still secr^ and refused to make it public.
This decision, hailed by the McCarthy side as “emmenUy satisfactory," came as the six-member special committee called a Satur-; day session in an effort to finish the public hearings this week.
The committee bowed to a new ruling by Atty. Gen. Brownell that the 2*“*-page document produced by McCarthy during the McCartlvy’-Amiy hearings last spring is slm secret and must not be made pub-
But the «nators granted McCarthy’s plea—made m a heated exchange yesterday — that they study the letter themselves and weigh It in considering one of the charge* against him
ANSON. Sept 10 — Two men were indicted for murder and another fw armed roWiery "niurs-day by the 104th District Court
LeRoy Adams of Lubbock was billed for the July 18 gunshot death of Honorable (Sonny) Lowry at Stamford.
James A. Brown was indicted for the fatal shooting of Clifford Green at Hamlin on Aug. 22.
The jury also indicted Billy Joe CampbeU for the July 7 armed robbery of a Phillips 66 serviw station on U. S. Highway ISO in Anson. The attendant at the sU-tion said the robber took alxwt $150 from the station at gunpoint about 4:45 a.m. July 7 and then forced him (the attendant) into a rest room before he fled.
The jury had been in session since Tuesday and recessed until
Oct. 4. , .
Besides the murder and armed robbery indictments, four bills were returned for burglary, for second offense driving while intoxicated, and four for forgery and passing.
Named in the DWI bills and date of the aHeged offense* were
C. J. Butler, July 17; Winifred Mary Hodnett, Aug. •; Lonnie Lee Eddingtoo, July 24; Claude Lee Gordon, Aug. 21; Rupert Adrin Redus. July 10; Willie Lee Wolf. Aug. 22; and Lesster J. Rinn, July 3.
BiUy Earl Speed was ordered tried for felony theft of an automobile frtMii Dan Ray of .Anson. The second felony theft bill was against M. C. Walker.
Indicted for burglary were Der-rell Elwyn Smith and R. C. Garrett. both for the June 16 burglary of the Texaco warehouse; John Michael and Bill WilUams for a May 24 burglary with Steve Hargus as the injured party.
An indictment for passing a forged instniment and forgery wm returned against J. D. McLin. the offense allegedly being committ^ June 14. with J. R- Ch«nauit the injured person.
Bob Royal and K. D. Graham were indicted for passing forged check*. Royal aUegedly passed one to Jack Fuqua of Stamford on Feb. 13. knd Graham was charged with passing one to A. B. Thompson on July 10.
HOME ON 4TH BIRTHDAY
In the Hospitol 33 Times, But Her Eyes Smile Wide
MASKEGON, Mich, Sept. 10 (fu-Sheryl Ann KoUie. of He«i>eri*. celebrated her fourth birthday today with more than the usual 4-year-oM'i sparkle and cheer-but •ht battled phenomenal odds to do R.
Sheryl Ann was discharged fnw Hackley Hoopltal yesterday after her »th attack of pneunuMua It was the SSrd time she has been hospitaliied since her birth At *1* week*. Sher>1 Ann was attacked by a nearly fatal case of meningitis At three months *b* suffered her first case ^ pneumonia. The drvaded polio struck at seven months aiul left her partially paralysed.
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to her net'k but doiHors believe she’ll l>e rid of tlie corret'tive aj^ paratus siunetime near her I8th birthday
ORjier first birthday, bheryl wm itrutk with the first of two attacks of measles Her second birthday was slmuUamHHis with a case of flu which developed into pneunvo
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Phvsiciaiis say her btidy is so weakened that she I* vulnerable to almost any Illness. Her nurses art constantly amaxed at Sheryl’s patience. They say she is one of their haptiiest and most lovable patients Misfortune seems to stay at her heels, however. Last year her little jiet dog waS poiiKioed while she was in th# hospitci! A i»et wm itnlen dtiring the past week Her father. James. 25, is an of-Bee equipment wtirker who paints houses and works at a filling station during weekends to nveet ever mminling n\fdlcal hlUs Th# family has or.e other daugh ter. Debra, a year old. who ao far bi* Mcapsd iMnaa*
SUNDAY HEADLINERS IN REPORTER'NEWS
'"SinSu;’wxs «1 'is“
build the .Agricultural old
munity meeting place on the site of the ow municipal
Writer Georgia Nelson will ^®scribe wndi-lions at the jail and courthouse tliat would be changed
bv the bond election. . . w.
In the Women’s Department the emphasis will be
on stvle—fall shoes-4tnd of course society nem. You can reserve extra copies of with \^ur agent or nearest new'ssUnd. for 10 cents.
New York City expected fringe gales from this fifth hurricane of the season.
The Weather Bureau predict^ that the hurricane’s center would pass this storm-whipped promontory before midnight slighUy offshore. The bureau, in an 8 p.m. (EST) bulletin advised that the storm probably would increase in intensity through the night.
The ominous hurricane warning —three Ughts, the outer ones red, the middle one white — glowed in the black night from North Carolina to New England as the storm menaced long stretches of heavily peculated coastline.
The Weather Bureau warned that. “It is stU! a very severe hurricane.” Hurricane force winds extend 100 miles east and 50 miles west and gale winds stretch 300 miles from the center Red and black hurricane flags whipped in heavy winds ^ Morehead City, N.C., northward to the Virginia capes South Carohna* escaped damage as the stwm center passed about 250 miles east of Cliarleston about no<m.
Coast Guard, highway patrol and military service units moved into threatened North Carolina are^. warning residents of the expected high winds. Patrolmen at North CaroUna beaches cautioned incoming weekend travelers. •
The Coast Guard, expecting a cxanmunicatioos interruption alo^ the Outer Banks, moved a mobile signal unit from Norfolk to Manteo, N.C., in order to maintain ccwn-munications.
With heavy raiiw, driven by gusty winds, falling throughout the day. normal acUvity was disrupted along North Carolina’s coast. A number of high school and s«^ football game* were The Red Cross moved in disaster muts. Some of the workers earlier had stood by in OMlhem Florida as the hurricane, fifth of the season. wallowed off that coast.
The Marine Corps, which yesterday evacuated its planes from North Carolina to Midwestern pofarts. declared hurricane Condi tion One at both Camp Lejeune and the Cherry Point air staUoo Service buses cruised the ba^. taking refugee* to sturdily-built theater* and acbool buildings where they planned to sit through the heavy Uow.
Abilen« Girl, 17, lnf«n Folio Word
Vicki Blackman. 17. was ad mitted at 8:50 pm, to Hendnck Memorial Hospital M a possible polio patient.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Blackman of 1146 Jeanette St.
Her attending physician could not be contacted Frklay night to giva a report of her condition.
Germ Warfare Charge Tied To Batchelor
SAN .ANTONIO. Sept. 10 (f»-A Texas sergeant testified today that Cpl. Claude Batchelor told fellow American prisoners in North Korea that Americans were participating in germ warfare.
On crwss-cxamination, the witness said he believed Batchelor was sincere and thought what he was doing was for the best interest of the Unitéd States and the prisoners of war.
The testimony was given by Sgt. John Wells. 23, of Fort Hood and Canton, who was captured while with the 2nd division.
Wrils was a fellow prisoner with Batchelor. 22. from KermiL The court-martial recessed until 9 a m. Monday and the inrosecution indicated it expects to finish by noon Tuesday.
For the first time since his court-martial on charges of aiding the enemy began Aug. 30. Batchelor hastily scribbled notes at • table where he sat with his lawyer.
Wells testified that Batchelor took an active part in POW camp study groups where Communist doctrine was discussed, in circuUt-ing peace petitions and in mmting articles for “Toward Truth and Peace,” the prison camp new»-P4P«*“-
Wells said that when an Arnen-can pilot was brought to the prison camp to make a "confession, Batchelor introduced the office and applauded him. . ^ .
When the officer had finished his “confession.” Wells said, Batchelor made a speedi in which he said that he “would be one of the first te den<Mmce such an inhumane thing by the American government as germ warfare."
On cross-examination. Wells said Batchelor was considered an oift-standing individual for getting things done for POWs such at better food and better living condì-
Batd^r was one of 23 .American POWs who decided to slay with their Communist captors. He and Cpl. Edward Dickinson, however. had a change of heart.
Two other witnesses today were former POWs Shirley Grimmett. tl. of Rita, W.Va., and Conley Bennett. 25. of Kansas City.
Grimmett said that wtdle a prisoner Batchdor had sought to grt him to sign a peace petition. He said he refused^_
Air Base Strike Ends; Laborers Get Pay Hike
•DEAD’ MAN—Harry A. Jones. 87, was pronouiH'od dead eight da>» ago He began to breathe again while #n route to a mortuary. Here at the Umg Beach. Calif. Veterans Hospital his condition is descritied aa “pretty good " He lay in a coma for two days after mortuary atlendanla discovered the error.
Tbe laborers’ itrike M Air Force Baae w**
4.90 pm Friday, with umon wcwkert winning a pert of the pay Increase they demanded Representatives of l^»r crafts *nd construction company officials reached agreement in a tw^ and a half hiwir iession at the
Windsor Hotel Common laborers were granted a lO^cenl hourly w^ige Increeae, Classification of some laborm as •#mi-*kaied workers was a^ griniid. givini *!»••• • *■
cent per hour pay boost.
Members ef AFL Construction and Cteneral L»hof«w I'mon, Local 357. went 0« strike at the base •ally Thursday morning A truce was called and workers returned to work Friday morning while ne gotiations proceeded
•ffurt to obtain a •emi-skilled classification for some workers.
The semi-skilled pay scale is generally 10 to 15 cenU higher than that of common labwers. he said.
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