Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 18, 1954, Abilene, Texas
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Midland 26 Miller (CO 7
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VOL. LXXIV, NO. 94
Associated Press (AP)
AbIlENE’, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPT. 18, 1954—SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
PRICE DAILY 5c, SUNDAY 10c
Truck-Bus Crash Fatal
CISCO, Sept. 17. (HNS> — Thomas Jefferson Wharton. 53, of Route 1. Cisco, was fatally injured in a truck-bus accident about 5 30
Wharton was driving a truck owned by the Lone Star Gas Co. and was attempting to make a left-hand turn into the driveway of
p m. Friday on U. S. Highway 380 j the Lone Star Pueblo Plant when
alwut 13 miles northwest of Cisco.; the accident occurred.
The two vehicles collided on U. S. Highway 380. Driver of the bus was Kenneth Leon Strickland, 35,' of Lubbock.
After the vehicles collided, Wharton was thrown out of the truck and it came to rest upon him. He was dead on arrival at a Ranger hospital.
Investigation by Highway Patrolmen Douglas R. Womack and Kay flatten was incomplete late Friday night.
Wharton lived at the Pueblo Plant of Lone Star Gas Co. and had been an employe of the firm for the past 20 years.
Funeral will be held at 4 p m. Sunday at the Killingsworth Funeral Home Chapel in Ranger. Sanford Tune, minister of the Church of Christ at Moran, will officiate. Burial will be in Eastland Cemetery. Lone Star Gas Co. employes will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife of the
Two other persons, passengers In the/fexas. New Mexico and Oklahoma Bus line bus, were slightly injured.
They were Mrs Jackie Reed. 53. of Stamford, who suffered cuts and bruises, and Miss Donna Edmonds. 73. of Dublin, who also received cuts and bruises. Both women were admitted to a hospital at Ranger for treatment.
One other pasi^enger on the bus. unidentified, received first aid at the scene of the mishap but was not hospitilized.
Pearson Challenges Income Tax Claim
WASHINGTON UP — News commentator Drew Pearson has challenged an Internal Revenue Service claim that he owes $15,290.70 in income taxes on payments made to him when a radio sponsor canceled his contract.
A suit filed by Pearson, it was disclosed Thursday, contends that payments of $10,500 in 1950 and $20,000 in 1951 made to him by the Lee Hat Co. were not cwnpensa-tion for services, and thus should not be taxed as income.
Plumber, 17, Electrocuted At Hospital
GORMAN, Sept. 17 (RNS)-Ed-j win Hattox, 17, was electrocuted Friday afternoon while making repairs under Blackwell Hospital here.
His brother and mother. Garvic, and Mrs. Electra Hattox, discovered the body about 5 p.m. Mrs. i Hattox is a vocational nurse at the hospital.
Efforts to revive the youth were too late.
Edwin Hattox worked with L.; F. Kellogg, a Gorman plumber, | who had gone into town for need-' ed parts.
Kellogg said the boy had taken an extension cord under the hospital and dragged the line through some water. The line was across the boy’s chest when found, Kellogg said.
A native of Gorman and a senior in high school. Edwin Hattox was a school favorite and was
Britain Approve German Alliance Plan
UT Board May Name Chancellor
1954 school annual.
Besides his mother and brother, he is survived by another brother, Raymond, who is in military service His father died about 12
home; his mother. Mrs. Sally P. j
Wharton of Geary. Okla.; four sisters. Mrs. Tom Warden of Eastland. Mrs. Emma Kidd of Geary, Okla , Mrs. Bob Gilbert of El Reno, Okla., and Mrs. C. C. Gruhlkey of .Amarillo, two brothers. Jim Wharton of Amarillo and Elmo Wharton of Geary, Okla.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Higginbotham Funeral Home of Gorman.
Atom Warhead Have Gotten Test
WASHINGTON Dr. Ralph
Lapp, an atomic scientist, speculated today that Russia may have exploded an atomic warhead designed for use in airplane cannon, antiaircraft guns or field artillery pieces.
Lapp, though not now connected with the government atomic program. worked on the Manhattan project which prixluced the first American .A-bomb
He told a reporter that still an- down strategic bombers."
Soviet weapon experts may have b€«n studying the effects on build-ings and other structures "to see what structures would be needed as defense against any hydrogen bomb attack." '
But Lapp said he considered it more likely that the Soviets were trying out "a series of warheads for air-to-air use or ground-to-air missiles to be used in shooting
of Texas regents apeared today to
he was ■ be near their goal in a search for a chancellor to succeed James Hart who resigned Jan. 1.
President Logan Wilson has been
______ ________ ____ _____acting as chief executive for the
named the friendliest boy in the' huge university system since then, — ■ ' ■ in addition to his duties on the
main campus here.
Chairman Tom Sealy of the board indicated there may be major developments in the search for a chancellor but he would not say when the board w'ill act. The regents continue in session until noon tomorrow.
A recommendation that the chancellorship be strengthened was handed the board today.
It came from the Texas Research League, an unofficial agency now-looking into many phases of state government and education.
The league recommended that building up the chancellorship was a first step in providing "more effective coordination and leadership" for the big university system.
The system includes the main university here and major units at
AUSTIN, Sept. 17 (JV-University Houston. Galveston, Dallas and El
The regents had asked the privately - financed, non - profit research agency to make a survey about a year ago.
Says Eddie Fisher
NEW YORK. Sept. 17 .f^-' She’s a wonderful girl." This is Eddie Fisher's unique discovery about the woman he loves — Debbie Reynolds.
Not only that, but the goldenvoiced idol of teen-age girls is going to marry the pert 22-year-old movie star first chance they get.
ACC Enrollment Hits Record High
other possible interpretation of Rusriia's announcement last night that it had conducted a new atomic te.st IS this:
Bondholders Seek Foreclosure Order On Fisher Hospital
ROBY. Sept Ifi <R.NS> — Bondholders of the Fisher County Memorial Hospital went to court Friday to seek an order foret'losing a lien they hold against the pro-perly
Plaintiffs in the suit, representing all 71 bond holders, seek to have the court foreclose on the hen and apfxunt a receiver for sale of the property
Judge Owen ThfMuas. of KHth DistruH Court, indicated Friday that he would rule in favw of the bondholders and name a receiver in the next few days
Such tests, he said, would be concerned with developing atomic defense for the homeland ".Another possibility which might he even more likely," he added, "is that they are testing warheads for battlefield use in artillery to counter our weapons in the battlefield. Tradituvnally, the Russians have a great interest in artillery'."
Noting that the Soviet announced the testing would enable its scientists "to solve successfully problems of defen.se from atomic attack,” Lapp declared:
*it looks as though they are trying to take the curse off the offensive aspects of atomic weapons."
Sulfa Discoverer Finds Cancer Drug
STOCKIK>LM. Sweden. Sept 17 Ofv—The Crerman scientist who dis-Out.Ma'ndTng are $4o'9dO worth of | cov ered sulta drugs today an-btinds sold m 1947 to finance com-1 nounced the discovery of • pletion of tlif 19 bed hospital. The i compound which he said has strik-hospital has bt»en defunct since , ing effects upon laboratory can-March. icfr*-
.Abilene Christian College enroll-nvent reached a new all-time high ' late Fiday afternoon.
The ACC record was officially broken when Itetty IjOU Whitener of Tulsa. Okla. became the 1,690th to enroll The previous reconl of l.t*89 was set in the fall of 1948.
Pale, Tired Pope Still Recovering
CASTEL GANDOl.FO. Italy. Sept. 17 t.fv_Pope Pius XII, looking pale and tired, said tixlay he is not yet fully recovered from the grave illness that confined him to his apartment early this year.
As he expressed it; My burden in the care of my flock is immense.
Three other persons enrolled after Miss Whitener to push .ACC's student body to l.i>93. Registrar Ken Rasco said the 1.700 mark would probably be topped by noon Saturday or Monday.
Classes were begun at Hardin-Simmons University Friday. That afternoon. Registrar .A. B. Lee said enrollment at H-SU was 1,295.
Me Murry College Registrar Jerome Vannoy said the student body numbered 558 Friday night.
Evening and Saturday class registration is expected to swell the total at H-SU. Graduate students will register at McMurry Saturday.
.A breakdown by classification showed Frioay that .ACC’s fresh-; man class of 673 was the largest
Kent Records Still in Jaylon
JAYTON, Sept. 16-Kent County public records were apparently still in Jayton Friday night despite a 32d District Court order Thursday ordering them returned to Clairement by 6 p m. Friday.
Kent County Sheriff Jim Montgomery said at his home here Friday night, when asked if the records had been moved back to Clairemont: "I don’t think so. I don’t believe I want to comm«« on it right now.”
Thursday, ^ District Court Judge A. S. Mauzey entered an order at Sweetwater directing that the records be returned to Jay’ton by 6 p.m. Friday, but did not specify who was to move the records.
Judge Mauzey was asked informally after the Sweetwater hearing Thursday who should move the records from Jayton to Clairemont.
Judge Mauzey replied that "whoever moved them in the first place" should move them back.
The order Thursday granted the county commissioners 60 days in which to provide a temporary courthouse, a place tor holding court and officea for county officials at Jayton.
Judge Mauzey directed that during this period or until the commissioners may have sooner provided a place for them in Jayton, the county records shall remain in Clairement.
AW, GIVE A GUY A CHANCE — Trapped at last by police, bystanders and three automobiles. Billie the Bull IS lassoed and made ready for the return trip to the Denver, Colo., Union Stockyards. The 700-pound animal escaped from the yards and was captured 16 blocks away on what normally is a quiet Denver street. Police “credited” about 300 youngsters and adults with helping in the capture. _
Democrats Can Sove Ike, Trumoii Asserts
LNDLANAPCH.IS. Sept. 17 f» -Harry S. Truman disked the .American people todfiy to give President ELsenhawer a Democratic Congress in the "hope that we can save him from the misdeeds of his own party.”
In a letter to Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell. the fonner President said, "The
since the record 734 in 1946 Soph ... . . .i • j u- jomorcs at ACC totalled 443. jun-
He said doctors had advised hmi I seniors 245. graduates 39.
that by November he ^Id ^¿Amies 8. and special stu-fully recovered, but he hoped his jo.
recovery will not take long.
The pontiff, tired from the in-ten.sive program of audiences that he has bet'n having during the past three months, sat as he s^H>ke to 350 members of a medical civnfer-ence for about 15 minutes How-eger. the very fact that he appeared and spoke indicated there is no serious concern over his health at this moment.
Voters to Decide
Con.'-ti'uction ot an .Agru’ulture aiui Live.stoi'k Center, a nuKlern IbOO.OOO show place tor Taylor Count), will begin imnuHliately if a Uuid issue ft>r the projtH'l is approved by virters .Saturvlay,
This projHisition ts one of three bond issue projH^als to lie decided in the election The other two are a $L>U,tWti
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bond issue to remodel the county courthouse and a IIOO.OUO Invnd issue to complete the top floors of the county jail.
The propositions will be voted on !,eparately. Each may be passed or rejected by the voters Polls will open at « a m, and remain open until 7 p.m County Judge Reetl Ingulsbe and county commissioners said approval of the bond issues would not increa.se the tax rate of §0 cents on the 1100 valuatUMi When commissioners set the tax rate this year, they increased it from 50 cents to take care of the bond issue and to solve other current financial prtvblems. Of tlwr increase. 15 cents will care fiw the three bond issues. Ingalsbe said
If the bond iiuiues are voted down, that much could be taken frivm the tax ra,le, the judge stated. But he said that the reductiim wiHiId not be effei'tive until 1956, when aniMher rate-setting meeting is held by the cinirt
Tlie bond is.sues have been on-dor set! by civic and agriculture leader.s
All 3« counly viHiiig boxes will Ih’ iH>en Two of the precinct.s will be liK'aleil at the same place* Tye-Abilene (No 2D ami Tye Merkel ♦ No. 22> bi«h will be liK'ated at Tye School th iginally No 22 had been list«! as being in the McCartney home, but Walter Mct'arl-ney. eleciion judge, said the election would be held at Tye SchiKil vnatead
ACC's record 1,693 stud«its compares with 1,510 at the same point last year and with the final enrollment of l.vS57.
The record-breaking enrollee is a pre-medical student. She plans to become a medical missionary after she receives here bachelor of science degree from ACC and her (kK'tor of medicine degree from the University of Oklahoma.
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worst thing the Republicans have done is to weaken the i>ositk)n of the free nations in the fight against Communist imperialism." Eisenhower, he said, needs a Democratic Congress in order to "go down in history as a successful president. who helped to save the free woiid."
Mitchell released the letter at a news conference as Democratic leaders headed into a strategy session to chart their campaign
French Give Plan Support In Principle
LONDON, Sept. 17 iif> — Th« United States and Britain agreed tonight (m quick action to bring West Germany into the Atlantic alliance on a basis of fuU equality. France has promised support, in principle at least, for this move.
Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden wound up a 3V2-hour session at the Foreign Office by issuing a call for a speedy conference to consider how best to associate the Wedt Germans with the 14-nation North At-! lantic Treaty Organization. Dullet I then took off for Washington.
Meet About Oct. 15
NATO headquarters in Paris I promptly announced foreign ministers of the member countries would meet about Oct. 15 to take up the problem. The exact date and place of the talks have not yet been agreed <mi, but Paris has be«i frequently mentioned as the most likely spot.
Diplomatic sources said the Brit-ish-American agreement became possible with Eden’s disclosure erf the French conditional promise to go along on Germany’s entry into the Western alliance.
These sources said french Premier Pierre Meodes^^'raace assured Ed«i yesterday he would accept the prirtdple of German rearmament within NATO provided:
1. He receives pledges that British and American troof» will be kejH in Eun^.
2. Firm safeguards are adopted against the possibility runaway German rearmament.
3. These controls are written into a new European alliance among France, Britain, West Germany, Italy. Belgium, the Netherlandt and Luxembourg.
Dulles’ meeting with £Uien climaxed a week of intense diplomatic activity among the Allies.
’The American secretary flew into London earlier today from Bonn. He and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer declared there that West Germany’s equal participation in a Western collective security system should be considered
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loss the GOP out of control of Con- and translated mto concrete action
gress in the Noven^r election.
The chairman told newsmen the tide is running for party candidates and "gaining in momentum."
"Generally speaking." he said. "I think we have in the making the greatest Democratic sweep since 1936. ' miat was the presidential election year in which the GOP sal-1 V aged onl>' Maine and Vermont, from a Roosevelt landslide. |
While Mitchell c o n t'e n d s the | Democrats may tiAe some 401 House seats from the Republicans, j he described the scrap for control
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ATOMOTRONE 'ONLY CURE'
'Doc' Estep Ordered Jailed
After 'Examining' Reporter
DAUa.AS vfv-Federal Judge T. Whitfield Davidson today revoked the $7 500 appeal bond of William Estep, who calls himself an atomic scientist and cancer hwiler, and ordered him jailed.
The judge also ordered that Estep be held in Dallas.
Estep was free on the appeal bond following his trial and conviction in Abilene last .April on a charge of selling stock In a fric-tionless oil engine started by mercury He was sentenced to five yeani and fined $5,000 Tht slate of Illinois wanU him to serv4 a sentence for violating Uie lUinots medical practices act.
Today’s order came after a pretty young new si>aperw oman from Houston testified that she recently
umlerwent an examinaticw by Estep and was toW you have only a few months to live”
She said that prior to the exam-iaaticm by Estep ahe had undergone a physical examinatian by docttna and was pronounced in sound health,
Mrs. Marie D. Blackburn, a reporter for the Houstwi Press, said she was assigned to the *tor> on .Aug 38. For five days she underwent a thorough and complete physical examination and then, two daj’i later, she attended a meeting at a Houston home where his "atoir.olrone" machine which he told the auvtience woukl cure heart trvHible, cancer, palsy and make childbirth painless He told his au<iieoce that water treated by
the machine or food jrtaced on It was so affected that a cure for* ‘ the disease* was certain. i
Mrs. Blackburn said Estep told I j his audience of 33 that this elec-, trical and thermal water had given i^im the glands of a man 21 years I old
She said that he examined her for five minutes and then: j "He told me that I was very, very ill and would die in a very few months He said only he and the machine could save me from early death. He was selling the machine for $300 "
Judge Davidson said he was ordering the bond revoked on the girl’s lestinum)’ and the fact that jit coincided with the testimony at »the trial in .AbUene.
"as soon as practicable."
Nationalists, Reds To Broaden War
T.AIPEH. Formosa, Saturday, Sept. It (JPv—Both the Nationalist! and Chinese Reds announced yes-terd^ intention to step up their hostilities.
Even as Nationalist bombert subjected the Reds’ .Amoy fortifications to the 15ih straight day of attacks. Chiang Kai-shek’s Defense Ministry announced that action against the Reds would b« "continued and expanded."
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